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WASHINGTON. D. G.. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1912. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
'Pawning of Jewels to Save Art
- Collection of Gen: Sickles Fails
To Win Wife's Entree to Home
NO EVIDENCE OF
IN MEXICO CITY
Scheduled Uprising Fails to
LAST OF ALIENS CAPTURED.
WILL" SUE IN OPEN COURT.-
Materialize, According to
AWAIT HUERTA'S DEFECTION
Officials Greatly Interested in Ru
mors of Repudiation of Madero
by the Masses.
Rumors of the Impending desertion of
the Madero government by the Mexican
government jesterday held the chief
Place in the thoughts of officials of the
War and State Departments here. Re
ports of an Intended general uprising
scheduled to take place yesterday con
tinued to reach Washington all day.
but nothing was received Indicating that
th predicted had actually come to pass.
fei here that Gen. Huerta, who,
. been persistently reported. Intends
to join the resolution. Is now In the
same position as Orozco was In last win
ter, when after much hesitation he Joined
his forces with those of the then Incipient
revolution. Gen. Huerta Is about the
only federal commander wno nas at
all distinguished himself, and Is univer
sally regarded as the strongest man In
the north of Mexico to-day. Defection
ly him is regarded as practically equlv
alent to the downfall of the Madero gov
ernment. The denials which have reach
ed here from Gen. Huerta are not re
garded as -particularly v igorous In their
terms considering the momentous cir
Orozco in United States?
It was reported to the War Department
jesterday that Gen Pascal Orozco. jr
the present leader of the revolution in
the north. Is on this side ot tne boraer.
No confirmation of this has been re
ceived, however. The reports stated that
he crossed at the head of a small band,
after being driven from OJlnaga. A
squadron of United States cavalry is in
pursuit of this band of which Orozco is
supposed to be a member.
The United States army officers at
Marfa. Tex., have, however, two mem
bers of Orozco's family, his secretary,
and two of his" staff officers In their cus
tody. They have captured-and are hold
ing Pascal Orozco. sr., father of Gen.
Orozco: Pedro Garcia, Orozco. uncle of
Gen Orozco r CoL Rafael Cordova, eec
retary to Gen. Orozco; -Jose Miguel
CabaUero. and Crlsofero Caballero. or
Orozco s staff. These men will be he.d
Indefinitely, until It Is decided what shall
be done with them.
It was reported to the State Depart
ment from Nogales yesterday afternoon
that General Salazar. who has captured
the .mining town of El Tlgre, Is demand
ing $100,000 as the price for the safety
of the community He threatens that
If his demand Is not granted he will per
mit his men to loot the town, and that
he will carry off the manager of the
mine and all the bullion, to the value of
about 160.000. All the Americans In El
Tlgre are safe except one Gilbert Mc
Neil, who was wounded In the foot.
Seven Mexicans In the town were killed.
A circumstance which has aroused the
greatest Indignation here Is that though
strong federal forces were known to
have been within a very short distance
of El Tjgre a few hours before the sur
render of the tow. no attempt was made
to assist the beleagured garrison.
For more than two weeks the State De
partment has been asking the Mexican
government to re-enforce the garrison at
EI Tlgre, and It was supposed that part
of the troops to pass through United
States territory would be bent there It
is stated, however, that these federal
soldiers have done absolutely nothing to
relieve the situation south of the border
since they detrained and crossed to Agua
Edward Haymoor, an American, cap
tured by the rebels, has been released and
has arrived safely at Douglas. The Amer
ican owners of a ranch at Ojitos. in the
State of Chihuahua, have complained that
depredations causing losses amounting to
thousands of dollars, have been com
mltted on their property by rebels. The
American embassy has registered this
complaint with the Mexican government.
Hande Iroler Says She Will Stick
by Virginia Gunman, Right
Roanoke. Vs., Sept. 16. She teaches
Sunday school In the Little Dunkard
Church over the Carolina line from
Hills vllle, Va., -and the children adore
her. She's pretty with the Wholesome
prettlness of the mountain country, but
she stands to-day as the sole defender
of "Wes" Edwards, accused as the most
desperate gunman of the Aliens, arrest
ed In Iowa as one of the slayers In the
Hlllsville courthouse tragedy. Maude
j Iroler, who was engaged to marry him
before he fled with his clansmen and
who returned to-night with the outlaws,
defends him because she doesn't think he
"Once In a while every man who thinks
anything of himself has to draw his gun.
and you can't alwaja tell who's Tight
and who's wrong," was the way she put
"Anyhow," she added, "whether "Wes"
was right or wrong, I belonged to him,
and, right or wrong, I'll stick to him "
A crowd awaited the prisoners at the
Roanoke jail, but there was no demon
stration. The girl she Is only nineteen denied
almost threateningly that she had be
trayed the fugitives. She had merely
gone to Des Moines to wed Edwards and
ihow that her faith In him was supreme.
Kobody doubts that this is true.
"I didn't tell a soul -here J was going,"
she .said In explaining her flight from
'Hlllsville. "My mother thought I was
going over to Mount- Airy to" sje Aunt
Jane. I couldn't have any way of know
ing I was followed, could IT I allow It
Just had to be. I don't think I'll be a
witness, because "I don't know anything
heat that shooting.''
Leader of the Allen clan of outlaws, who
killed Judge Massle and several others
In the little courtroom at HlHsvllle, Va..
last March, was captured with his
nephew, Wesley Edwards, at Des Moines,
Iowa, last Saturday. Sidna and Wesley
are the last ot the band that successfully
eluded the detectives since the terrible
raid The detectives found them by
trailing Maura Irola. an eighteen-year-
old mountain girl, the sweetheart of Ed
wards The girl went to Des Moines to
marry Edwards and Involuntarily led the
detectives to the hiding place of the out
laws. Six other members of the clan
have been arrested and brought to trial
for their share in the wholesale murder
Floyd Allen, brother of Sidna, and
Claude Allen. Floyd s son. have been sen
tenced to death Frlel Allen and Sidna
Edwards, the latter a brother of Wesley.
have been sentenced to long prison terms.
Byrd Marlon, also, was punished and
Victor Allen was acquitted.
PUIS FOR CRIME
Slayer of Massachusetts School
teacher Dies in Electric
PLAYED BOLE IN LIFE OF
DR. JEKYLL AND ME. HYDE
Confesses to Being Thief from Boy-
-Hood, hut Was'Never
Boston Sept 17 Bertram G Spencer,
convicted of the murder of Miss Martha
Blackstone. a school-teacher
Springfield, Mass . was electrocuted here
this (Tuesdaj) morning. He was pro
nounced dead at 12 18 a. m.
Bertram G Spencer, of Springfield.
Mass.. was a prototype of the famous
fiction character. 'Dr. Jekjll and Mr.
Ever since his boyhood Spencer was a
thief. His stealings at .first were petty
As he emerged from boyhood to man
hood, his stealings grew larger, his acts
grew bolder He robbed people on the
streets, he entered and robbed their
homes. And at last he murdered.
Yet. during all those ears he was
looked upon as a model In his boyhood
he was admired for his manly traits.
When he grew to manhood thoe who
knew him pointed him out as a man
without faults, without fallings. He
never u!ed profanity, never associated
with evil companions
Spencer clerked In a store, and his
work merited frequent commendation
His manner was alwajs gentlemanly,
courteous He married a pretty girl In
his home town, and no man could have
been a more devoted father or husband.
I robbed, I stole, simply because I
couldn't help It. Robbery alwavs had an
Irresistible fascination for me ever since
I was a boj. My brain is wrong. My
father hit me. There's a dent In my
head, and I've never been right since.
But I never meant to murder."
This Is Spencer's explanation of his
Goes to Day Candy.
At 7 o'clock on the night of March SI,
1910, Spencer was in the kitchen of his
home wiping dishes while his wife
washed them They were laughing and
Joking with each other. He told her
that some day he hoped to have enough
money to get a servant for her.
"What I'd rather have Is a box of
candy Just now," she told him.
"You shall have It,"' said Spencer, put
ting on his coat and hat and going out.
In less than an hour and half he was
back with the stain of murder on his
soul and a box of candy under his arm.
That "Irresistible Impulse" seized
Spencer as he got to the street the
desire to rob, to plunder came over
him And so he sought out the home
of Mrs Sarah K. Dow. He slipped a
black mask over his eyes and, nourish
ing a revolver, commanded the women
Mrs Dow and her daughter, Lucy,
and Miss Martha B. Blackstone, a
teacher living there, to turn over their
Shoots Down Woman.
The women in terror screamed. Spen
cer flew Into a rage. He leveled the
pistol at Miss Blackstone and pulled
the trigger. He fired at Miss Dow, but
the bullet wound was only a slight
one. And then he calmly climbed out
of the window through which he had
entered, walked to a near-by drug
store, and bought candy for his wife.
Suspicion was nnally directed to
ward Spencer. He was arrested on a
technical charge. Mrs. Dow and her
daughter were brought to court. A
mask was slipped over Spencer's eyes,
a pistol was put in his hand, and he
was confronted by 'the women.
"He Is the murderer, they shrieked.
Then Spencer confessed.
Insanity was his defense In the mur
der trial, which was enlivened again
and again by" violent outbursts i by
Spencer, who shrieked profanity at tho
Judge, and State's attdrneys. and who
several times had to be carried out of
the courtroom and placed In solitary
The insanity- defense was battered
down after many alienists had testified,:
ana spencer was iguna guuty of mur
der on November IS, 191L
An Expected Reconciliation
After Separation of 27
Years Fails to Material
ize, Notwithstanding the
Sacrifice Made by Wife.
New York, Sept IS. There will be no
reconciliation between MaJ. Gen. Daniel
E. Sickles, the aged veteran of two wars.
and his wife. This was learned to-day
when It became known that Gen. Sickles
refused to see the woman from whom
ho has been estranged for twenty-seven
years and who recently pawned her Jew
elry to prevent the sale at auction of her
husband's personal property, and turned
her away from his home.
Last Thursday afternoon Mrs Sickles.
accompanied by her son Stanton, called
at 23 Fifth Avenue, the splendid home of
Gen. Sickles. She a smiling as she
rang the front door bell She bore good
news. A few hours before stje had effect
ed the liquidation of her husband's debts,
amounting to $&200. owed to the Lincoln
Trust Company. The money with which
this debt was canceled had been obtained
by pawning her Jewels.
Barred from House.
Her face lighted as the door to het
husband's home opened. The high-
spirited Spanish woman forgot the blow
her pride had suffered In her trip to the
pawnshop as she announced herself and
made a motion as If to enter. She was
stopped by the butler. The smile left
her face as she was told that she must
not enter, that there were orders to the
effect that neither she nor her son should
be permitted to walk through the door.
These orders had been Issued by Miss
Eleanor Earls Wllmerdlng. housekeeper
for Gen. Sickles for fifteen years. Upon
being refused audience with her husbnad,
the aged woman asked to see Miss Wll
merdlng, but the latter sent out word
that she could not be disturbed. With
tears In her world-weary eyes Mrs.
Sickles returned to her apartments In
the Hotel Marlton with her son. Thert
Stanton telephoned John Rellly, his at
torney. When Mr. Rellly appeared Mrs
Sickles told him to Inform the general
3IVBICS IUIU Hill! IV MllViJtl t"C SCUCO.
of the llauldatlon of the $8,209 debt- "It
Is my earnest wish," she said, "that he
LOOT ON LINER
Disguised as Steward, Thief
Despoils Passengers of Prinz
New York, Sept. 16. An ocean Raffles.
disguised as a steward, enlivened the
trip of the steamer Prinz Ftledrlch Wil
helm by robbing five of the first cabin
passengers and making a clean getaway
with $10000 worth of booty.
When the liner reached Quarantine to
day Capt. Prehne sent a wireless to the
Hoboken police, asking that detectives
be sent to meet the vessel and make a
search for the stolen loot before the pas
sengers left the pier, but the search was
Merritt Wyatt, a son of former Mag
istrate Wjatt, of this city, was the first
victim of the robber, and besides losing
a pearl necklace valued at JS 000, that
he was bringing to some friends In Bos
ton, the second night after the steamer
left Bremen his pocketbook, containing
$100 in cash, was stolen.
Mr. V att, bellev Ing the necklace would
be safer In his keeping than in the
purser's strong box, hung the pearls
around h's neck when be went to bed
The burglar, he stated, must have cut
the string with a pair of scissors.
Reports Poor In.
Another passenger complained that his
cabin had ben entered and $33 stolen,
and several second cabin passengers re
ported that some ot their things were
missing Three days later I. IX. Blatner,
of vV Ilkesbarre, Pa., missed $15 and
some Important papers of great value
to him He offered a reward of $100 for
their return. Davis Pearson, of Phila
delphia, at the same time reported that
he had been -robbed of $73 and while
Capt. Prehne was listening to Mr. Pear
son's complaint, Mrs David Mannes, a
sister of Walter Damrosch. discovered
that her brooch, worth $1,200. had dis
Capt. Prehne directed Chief Steward
Schaffer to form a night patrol, and
thereafter twenty extra stewards were
assigned to guard passengers' staterooms
during the night. Even this vigilance did
not deter the robber from making one
more attempt. This time he tried to get
through, a porthole, but the occupant of
the caDln, a pnnadelphla weman. awoke
Wore Steward's Cool.
One passenger found a man wearing a
steward's white coat In his stateroom
the night after the Prinz Frederlch WI1-
helm left Bremen. Asked What he want
eds the man replied that he was the elec
trician fixing wires. It was later learned
that no electrician had been sent to the
Mrs. O Mannes, who lives In .Now
York, said that the brooch stolen from
ner was one given Dy ner mother, Mrs.
-On Thursday last I was dosine in
my bunk when I heard a noise." said
Mrs. Mannes. "I had left the stateroom
door unlocked, and wbenSl looked up 1
saw a man Jn & white Jacket- He ex
plained that he had heard my ben ring
and thoughtT wanted something. '
" It you want anything push -the b-U
hard; It doesn't work will he. said, and
"By the time I had JUm.ped up and
found my brooch gone the man had gone,
-rMore than thirty cases of petty thefts
were reported from the second raMn
f-King the voyage.
MAJ. GEY. DANIEL E. SICKLES.
be told not to worry about the auctioneer
to-morrow. He will not be there, because
the debt has been paid."
Lawyer Pays Call.
She explained to the lawyer that she
did not want htm to tell Mr. Sickles how
the money had been1 secured. "Just tell
him that there Is no need to worry
that everything Is all right."
Mr. Rellly obtained admittance to the
Sickles home He was not known as the
attorney for Stanton Sickles. Mbs Wll
merdlng declared that she didn't know
all about it when" the lawyer Informed
her ot the good news he brought for
Gen. Sickles Their conversation was
stopped by the telephone bell. Miss Wll
merdlng answered It.
"Isn't It finer cried the housekeeper.
"One ot the general's old soldier friends
has come forward and paid the $3,200 to
the Lincoln Trust Company."
Lawyer Rellly. when Informed that the
party at the other end of the wire was
the general's counsel. Daniel P. Hays,
who had called up from Pleasantville.
expressed a. desire to speak to him. This
"It Is untrue. Mp. Hays." he said,
... u w.u DUIUItl .u J&JU UVll
blckles' debt. It was paid by Mrs
Sickles, his wife, who pawned her Jew-J
GAINING IN WEIGHT;
BREAK LIFE RECORD
Boston, Sept. 16. Virginia, Eleanor,
Barbara, and Louise Seely, the famous
for length of life of four children at one
birth, have gained strength so rapidly
they may soon gTvo up an Incubator as
their home. As It Is, the Incubator Is
so crowded that only two of the sisters
can occupy It at a time. These daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas II. Seely.
of 60 Cushlng Street, Upham Corner, are
six weeks old to-da. In that time Vir
ginia, who was known as number one,
has gained six ounces In weight; Eleanor,
number two, twelve ounces. Barbara,
number three, eleven ounces, and Louise,
number four, eight ounces.
DIVORCE COUPLE RE-WED
AND COME TO CAPITAL
ON SECOND HONEYMOON
Reunited on the anniversary of their
divorce, after being separated for eleven
j ears, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hart, of
South Bethlehem. Pa., came to Wash
ington jesterday on their second honej
moon They are stopping with friends
In Georgetown. Mrs Hart, who was
Mrs Fannie M Lafland, left her bed In
a hospital In Philadelphia jesterday
morning to man-y the man whom she
had divorced for desertion jears before.
She had undergone an operation on her
throat, but decided that nothing should
prevent the ceremony.
Eva. the fifteen- ear-old daughter of
the couple, acted as flower girl with her
Half-sister Doroth. five years old, Mrs.
Hart's daughter by another marriage.
Hart, too, had married a second time.
but his wife died.
REAL ESTATE AGENT
SUED BY HIS MINOR
SON FOR MAINTENANCE
Elwood W. Mclntlre, a real estate
agent of. this city, was named defendant
yesterday In a suit filed by Paul E Mc
lntlre, his fifteen-year-old son. who asks
the court to compel his father to con
tribute $30 a month for his maintenance
The suit Is brought by the boy's moth
er. Mrs. M. Estelle De Vol!, who ob
tained an absolute divorce from Mclntlre
on March 18, 1901. Plaintiff alleges his
father left him and his mother when
he was only a few days old and has
failed to contribute an) thing to his or
his mother's support and maintenance.
In 1907 the father of Elwood W. Mc
lntlre died and he became the holder of
one-half of an estate valued at $30,000
The boy Informs the court that his fathet
has a monthly Income of $230, and that
his mother Is no longer able to sunport
SHOT ENDS LULLABY.
Mother Pitches Over Dead on Bed
and Awakes Infant.
Chicago, Sept. 16. Police to-day are
searching for an Italian assassin who
shot and killed Mrs. Anna Nuccto while
she was singing a lullaby to two of her
seven children last night. The shot was
fired through a window, and the woman
pitched forward on the bed, waking an
other child, who bad fallen asleep. The
father and four other children, out on
an excursion, arrived at their home
shortly after a patrol wagon and a num
ber of police reached the scene of the
"Would liar Pugilists' Name.
New Orleans, Sept 16. A Nashville,
Tenn., editor has started a movement to
bar .the name ot "Jack" Johnson, the
pugilist from Southern newspapers, and
to-day every editor in this city received
a letter from Nashville bearing such a
request. 'ine eauor 'declares that In
marrying the white woman who recently
killed herself, Johnson offered an affront
to every wnite woman-ln the land.
Butler Bars Door When the
Mother and Son Call at
Veteran's Home to Tell
Good News Son Blames
elry to get the money. I tell you this
because I think It only Just that you
When Rellly had begun speaking over
the telephone to Mr. Hays, Gen. Sickles
had silently entered the room. He beard
even thing that was said. Outside In
the hall Mrs. Sickles and Stanton, her
son, also heard It- They had come to
the house again and had succeeded in
passing the servants. As Mr. Rellly be
gan speaking to the general. Mrs. vvn
merdlng cried to him to stop; that It
would "kill hlra." Then, crossing over
to the general s side, she told him "It's
all a He. She did not pay It. It was
paid by one of jour friends."
Mrs. Sickle, longing vainly for speech
with her husband, hearing this cried
out: "Mr. Rellly. Mr. Rellly. Does he
know does he know; It Is all right?"
"It's all right. Mrs. Sickles; I'll be there
In a moment." replied Rellly, and left
Miss Wllmerdlng was charged to-day,
by Stanton Sickles, who sajs she Is more
In the general's confidence than any one
else, with being responsible for the
trouble existing between his mother and
the general, and with being the stumb
ling block In the path of the reconcilia
tion. "My father Is completely In the
clutches of this woman," said Stanton.
"She has turned him against my mother,
and against me. She has used her In
fluence to obtain that which rightfully
belongs to Mrs. Crackenthorpe. my sis
ter. George G. Sickles, my grandfather.
on his death, left 6,000,CO0. One-eighth
of this was willed to my father, one
eighth to my sister and another eighth
me. My father Immediately had
himself appointed trustee of those shares
left to my sister and myself. To this
day he has never given an accounting,
and I have not received one cent from
him for two years."
Stanton Sickles said that his sister.
now abroad, has begun action to de
mand an accounting. This case Is
the calendar for November.
TO MAKE PUBLIC
State Department Missive Ex
plains Policy of U. S. in
The State Department expects to make
public to-day the text of a. note pre
sented to the Nlcaraguan government
last week, which Is In effect an exposi
tion of the policy of the United States
during the events precipitated by the at
tempt or lien Mena forcibly to gain con
trol of the government This will be the
first authorized and complete statement
of the American policy In Nicaragua
during the last twd months, which has
been the object of much criticism among
certain Senate Democrats
The note will declare that the action
of the United States In sending marines
to Nicaragua was taken In the inter
est of life and property of Americans,
and at the request of the Nlcaraguan
government, which had admitted itself
unable to afford the necessarj' protection.
The steps taken, the note will state,
were also In the Interest of the peace of
all Central America, Inasmuch as the re
volt In Nicaragua would have been the sig
nal of a general upheaval among the less
stable of the Central American republics
had it not been for the prompt and ef
fective measures taken by the United
Minister Weltzel reported to the State
Department jesterday that he had re
ceived a petition from the foreign resl
dents of Managua urging that he take
steps to alleviate the conditions of their
daughters who are in the Ftench school
far girls at Granada. The occupation of
that town by Gen. Mena, the petition
stated, naa made the joung women prac
tically prisoners, and that It had been
learned that they were in great danger
of starving to death. For forty-five days
tne parents oi wese girls had no word
of their safety, and have now learned
that they are going without provisions,
owing to the confiscation of all food
supplies In the town by Gen Mena.
To Open Up Railroad.
Minister Weltzel has taken up the
matter with the United States naval
authorities In Nicaragua, who have been
for. two weeks trying to open the rail
road to Granada It Is expected that
in view of this appeal from the forelen
residents of Managua that all possible
endeavor will be made to hasten the
opening up of the line to Granada and
the relief of the sufferers from famine
Gen. Mena's forces aro now makine
much trouble in the north of Nlcaragua,
It is suited. They are cutting telegraph
wires In the district of Segovia, shut
ting that section off from communica
tion. The department Is still In easy
communication with Minister Weltzel.
however, by way of Bluefields. on the
It Is reported from Costa Rica that
Juan Irias, a notorious Zelaylsta. has
left the west coast of that republic, with
five companions, for Nicaragua, and car
ried u large consignment of- arms and
ammunition. "Only laxity on the part
of the government ot Costa Rica, it is
stated here, accounts for the escape of
J nas ana nis party, whom the Costa
Rlcan government was bound to keeD
from departing on a filibustering expe
dition by Its obligations under the Wash
11.00 to Nlazarra Fall and Itrtnra.
September 20. Baltimore and Ohio via
Philadelphia and scenic Lehigh Valley.
Special train of modern coaches' and
Pullman cars leaves Union Station 7 13
a. m. Low rate side trips from the
Falls to attractive resorts, and liberal
stopovers returning within 15-day limit.
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SIRS. LUCY D. DAHLGREN.
New York. Sept. IS. Mrs Lucy Drexel
Dahlgren, daughter of the late multlt
mllllonalre, Joseph Drexel. will not fol
low the custom of the ultra-rich and
have ber divorce tried secretly behind
closed doors of an appointed referee Her
attorneys have applied to the Supreme
Court for permission to have the Issues
framed so that they may be presented
to a Jury in open court. Mrs. Dahlgren
Is tne wife of trie B Dahlgren. son
or Rear Admiral Dahlgren, of civil waj
fame. Eric Dahlgren has filed an an
swer. In which he denies the charge of
misconduct. An unidentified woman is
named. Mrs. Dahlgren's failure to have
a referee appointed Is most surprising.
because most of the Drexels are of the
Catholic faith and do not regard divorce
as permissible under any circumstances.
She has been married twentj-two jears
ana is tne motner of eight children.
Heir Expected Hourly and After
ward Comes a Legacy
TOTAL FORTUNE WILL THEN
BE ABOUT $50,000,000
Inheritance Comes Under Terms of
Father's Will on Thirty
New York. Sept 18. Alfred Gwynne
Vanderbllt suzerain of the much-monej-house
by virtue of his father's will nulli
fying the usual operation of primogeni
ture, is keenly awaltlrg two events.
The first one that will bind him more
closely to his charming bride, who was
Mrs. Smith Hollins McKim Is expected
hourly. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbllt are
quartered In their houseboat on the
Thames In London, awaiting the birth of
the expected hair.
As soon after the birth of the child
as the young mother's condition permits.
Mr. and Mrs. Vandervllt will take pas
sage for America, where on October 20
u." former will celebrate his thirty-fifth
blrthdaj. On this day the joung man
will take rank with the real financial
giants of America On this day he will
automatically come Into possession of a
i estimated conscrvatlv civ at $23.-
Represents Half of Estate.
This huge sum represents the half of
Vanderbllt s patrlmonj willed bj his
father. Cornelius Vanderbllt The sev-
teenth provision of the remarkable
document. In which the then head of
the powerful famll) of American million
aires cut off his eldest son. Cornelius.
Jr. with a paltry $1,300,0X1, read as follows-
Seventeenth All the rest, residue, and
remainder of the estate. Including all
lapsed legacies and the principal of
annuities Is given to the executors in
trust to hold and Invest and reinvest
and collect rents. Incomes and profits
for the use ot his son. Alfred G , and
to paj to him the net Income as re
ceived until he becomes thirty, when he
is to come Into possession of one-half
of the estate, the Income of the balance
to be paid to him as before until he
becomes thirty-five, when he Is to come
Into full possession thereof.
Will Have 350,000,000.
On October 20. 1907 joung Vanderbllt
came into possession of $23,000,000. the
first half of his patrimony. On October
20, 1912. he will be complete and out
right master of $30 000,000. together with
his surplus Income, which is estimated
at several millions more Thus this
smooth faced, soft voiced joung Ameri
can will possess a fortune approximately
max or tne nelds. the Goulds and the
Archbolds. whose fortunes range from
fSaOOHOOO to J130.000 000.
Mr. Vanderbilt's fortune can hardly
be placed lit the "stupendous" class. Ac
cording to figures recently complied by
Boston reformists tne leading nine for
tunes In America rank as follows:
John D. m Rockefeller. $1,000,000,000; An-
arew uarnegie. igo.(W.0OT, J. P. Morgan,
$30,000,000; William Rockefeller. $2j0.-
cw,ooo: George F. Baker. $30.ooo.ooor
James B. Duke, $000,000; James Still-
man. saJ0.000.009. Henry C Frlck. $130.-
000,000. W. K. Vanderbllt. $130,000,000.
The estate of ' Cornelius Vanderbllt
deceased," has been In the hands of.Mrs.
Vanderbllt as executrix, and Alfred G.
Vanderbllt William K. Vanderbllt
TWO KILLED; TWO HURT.
Others Slightly Injured In Wrecks
Near Cumberland, aid.
Cumberland. Md., Sept 16. Two rail
road laborers were killed, two others
seriously Injured and a number of per
sons were hurt In two wrecks on the
B. S. O. Railroad near here today. A
freight train crashed Into a work train
seventeen miles west'of here, where two
were killed and tw seriously Injured,
and about the same time passenger train
No. 3 ran into a frelWit near here. In
the latter accident the engineer and a
passenger were probably fatally hurt and
a number of passengers shaken up and
TO BE PORTION
OF TRUST HEADS,
Harvester Magnates Cannot
Obtain Absolution by Testi
fying in Civil Suit.
WILL NOT BE SUBPOENAED
Department of Justice Agent Inti-'
mates that Big Men May Face
Chicago. Sept. 16. There Is to be no
Immunity bath for George W. Perkins.
Charles Deering. Cj-rus H. McCormlck. orj
other leading spirits In the organization
of the International Harvester Company,
which the government charges was
formed in violation of the Sherman anti
Neither Perkins, McCormlck. nor Deer
ing. it was announced to-day, will be
called as witnesses In the pending civil
suit to dissolve the corporation, in which
the initial hearing ot evidence was held
In Chicago to-day. They will not be per
mitted to testify on the ground that the
testimony would grant them immunity.
This announcement gave the first Inti
mation that the government Is contem
plating the possibility of criminal prose
cution against the men responsible for
the formation of the giant combine, which
the government charges violates the Sher
man anti-trust act '
To Take o Chances.
Joseph B Darling, special agent of the
Department of Justice in charge of the
preparation of evidence against the Har
vester Companj-, made It known that Per-
kins. McCormlck, and Deering were not'
to be summoned
"The government does not propose to
allow these men to gain immunity by
testifying in the civil suit" he explained
"It will be remembered that the packers
In the 1906 prosecution of the Beef Trust
gained an 'Immunity bath' because of ln-J
formation which they had furnished the)
government We do not want a similar
thing to happen In the prosecution of
the Harvester Trust" I
Such evidence as the government
wants in the civil suit will be obtained,
from subordinate officers ot the Inter
national Harvester Company, and from
men who, though actively concerned In
the promotion ofUe trust have taken
no active part in Its management for
Tears, and are thereby protected from
possible prosecution by the statute of
William H. Jones, almost an octoge
narian. came from a retirement of four
jears in response to a subpoena to-day
to tell about the organization of the
Mr. Jones was questioned particularly
about George W. Perkins' connection with
the origin of the combine In which all
harvester companies, with the exception
of tour comparatively small enterprises.
"All my dealings for the sale of the
Piano works were conducted with Mr.
Perkins In his office with J. P. Morgan
&. Co.." the witness said.
Mr. Jones was questioned before Spe
cial Examiner Robert S Taylor. The In
terrogatory for the government was
conducted by Edwin P. Grosvenor, as
sistant to the Attorney General.
Competition In 1903.
Was there competition In the har
vester business In 1902, prior "to the for
mation of the International Harvester
Companj asked Mr. Grosv enor. ' Well.
I rather guess there was" smiled the
"Did jou know when jou were first
approached that jour competitors were
also to be bought and controlled by one
"les. I understood so, and later, be
fore I signed the contract. I knew It to
be a fact"
Clarence S Funk testified that prior
to the formation of the International
Harvester Companj- the Warder-Bushnell
&. Glesner Co. with which he was
connected, did not make uniform prices
to all local dealers.
"You made discriminator! prices
against certain localities at times?" ask
ed Attorney Bancroft
Yes. answered Mr. Funk.
BLISS REFUSES TO
TALK OF BOOKS
Son of Former Repnblican Com
mittee Treasurer Mum on
Subject of Records.
New York. Sept IS. Cornelius N.
Bliss, Jr. refused to-day to discuss any
phase of the controversy over the cus
tody ot books and records of the Re
publican National Committee, which
were left by his father a year ago after
having served several terms as treas
urer ot that organization.
A report from Washington was that
these records would be produced at the
next hearing before the Clapp commit
tee of the Senate Investigating com
mittee, and this revived interest In their
exact location and custody.
A week ago George R. Sheldon, who
succeeded the elder Bliss as treasurer
of the Republican National Committee,
said that a short time after the cam
paign of 1903 the late Mr. Bliss had
turned over to him "'some of the books
and records" of the treasurer's office,
but that he had returned them Intact
to Mr. Bliss. Treasurer Sheldon would
add nothing to-day to what he told a
It Is known, however, that as one of
the trustees of his father's estatsi Cor
nelius N. Bliss, Jr., bad free access to
these records as well as to all others
pertaining to his. father's affairs. It Is
known further that the younger Buss
has declared that he will maintain
silence on the entire subject .as loag as
the integrity ot nis rather is not at
tacked, but that should derogatory re
ports from responsible quarters gain
currency he will produce evidence to
disprove completely their truthfulness.
Mr. Bliss would not say whether or not
he had been subpoenaed by the Clapp
committee or had volunteered his serv-
.Jlces aa wltnea before that body.
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