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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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NO. 2188
WASHINGTON., D. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1912.-FOURTEEN .PAGES.
ONE CENT-
Mechanic's Bones
Found
CLEARS UP GREWSOME MURDER,
POLICE NOW
Detectives Expect to Prove Lentie L. Jett Killed
Arthur A. Webster at Brewery at Least
Ten Days Before Committing Suicide.
More grewsome than Edgar Allan Poe's tale of the Rue 'Morgue,
end so horrible that it sent a thrill through even the most hardened of
crime detectors, the murder of Arthur A. Webster, a mechanic, thirty
one years old, was unearthed late yesterday afternoon by the discover
of a few handsful of bone fragments in the combustion chamber of a
monster furnace at the National Capital Brewing Company's plant.
A grease-covered and grimy
long-handled iron rake in a heat
blistered his face, dragged loruv
into the glare of electric lights the
tell-tale bone fragments that caused
detectives to nod their heads as
though in affirmation of the old
saying, "Murder will out."
Only Frncrocnt Found.
Fragments of -whitened bone, covered
with a film of red dust were all that
could be found of the body of Arthur
"Webster, the mechanic at the nay sard,
who vanished from his home at 1140 D
Street Southeast, at 1 o'clock on the
morning of September IS. telling hts wife
that he was going down to the brewery
to see th boj s
By the bone fragments detectives ex
pect to prove that Webster was the vic
tim of a diabolical crime a crime with
out parallel in the police annals of the
National Capital They expect to show
that Webster was murdered bi Lentie
L. Jett. a fireman In the brewery fur
nace rooms, who lived at 657 Florence
Street Northeast If Jett did the mur
der, he has alreadj paid the penalty.
Jett fired a bullet through his brain last
sundaj night.
It was his suicide that strengthened
the suspicion that he had committed
murder The suspicion was born In the
mind of the wife of Arthur Webster.
Two nights after he disappeared Mrs
Webster had a dream She dreamed that
her husband was In a fight, was knock
ed down, and made unconscious. In the
dream she saw his body lifted and
placed In one of the big orewery fur
naces. She awoke in a cold sweat and
believed the dream foolish But she
could not go to sleep again that night.
Ill Akirncr Unexplained.
U daybreak she arose to prepare
breakfast The dream remained fixed,
fn her mind Her husband had disap
peared two dajs before at 1 o'clock on
the morning of September IS. when helv.vlt. mnM nnt understand whv a man
left her to go to the brewer and the'a6 0ung. strong, and healthy as Jett
woman could not even imagine an ex
Planatlon of his absence He had never
remained awav from home overnight
before without telling her where he was
going The dream prejed on her mind
until she wondered 'Could Arthur
have been murdered?
The Idea seemed ridiculous, even as
fantastic as her dream Then she sud
denly remembered that her husband had
had trouble with Lentie Jett a jear be
fore. Webster had struck Jett and
knocked him down. Months after Jett
and Webster had shaken hands when
they unexpectedly met at a firemen's ex
cursion at Chesapeake Beach, but Mrs.
Webster knew that each man harbored
ill feeling Mrs Webster knew that
Jett was on dut), stoking the brewery
furnaces, when her husband left home.
The wife whispered her suspicion to
Charles Webster, father of her husband
He told others The suspicion spread
At the brewerj furnaces workmen Joked
with Jett about the disappearance of
Webster. Jett replied sullenly. He took
his grievance to the boss." and the men
were ordered not to Joke with Jett. Then
Charles Webster asked the police to
search for Webster Detectives Corn
well, Baur, and Fortney took up the
search.
Joked t lth Fireman.
They heard the suspicions that were
rumored, but considered such a thing In
a way preposterous While talking with
workmen at the furnaces at Fourteenth
and D Streets Southeast the detectives
heard one of' the firemen laughingly ask
Jett: "Saj, did jou kill Webster and
burn him up"' The detectives noted the
look that passed over the face of Jett.
Thereafter the detectives suspected Jett
They did not go as far as suspecting
that he had killed Webster and put his
Doay in a lurnace. hut thev believed Jett
knew a lot about the disappearance of
vvetster tnat ne had not revealed The
investigation progressed without any Im
portant developments tintll Saturday
night last, when Jett was discharged
He had violated a rule of the brewing
company. His discharge, he knew, was
nothing more than a "lay-off." He would
be reinstated In the morning at the re
quest of the un'on
Jett. at supper with his wife last Sun
day evening, told her he had been "fired "
He seemed very despondent "That's all
right. Lentie. You weigh ISO pounds,
stand six feet high, and can get a Job
anv-where anytime you want one." said
the wife, consollnglj. Jett said nothing
He knew he was suspected of murdering
Webster. He knew it because at noon
that day he had confronted Webster's
father.
Went to Webster Home.
Policeman Kenne j. of the Fifth Pre
c'net, a. personal friend, had visited Jett
in the morning "Come on over and see
tla man Webster. He thinks jou know
something about the disappearance of
his son," Kenney had said. Jett said
all right .and went with Kenney to the
Webster home in company with Patrick
Barrett a fireman helper at the brewery
furnaces.
Charles Webster, the aged father of
the missing man, was highly excited and
nervous, when he admitted Kenney, Jett
and Barrett The aged man traced Web
ster from his home to the brewery fur
naces. Then the father, exclaimed: "My
God, Jett what became of my boy after
he left you? I cannot flnd,out where he
went after he left you You are the
last person who saw him alive What
became of him?"
Jett was sitting In a dark corner of
the parlor In the Webster home. Jett held
his hat In his hands, fingering "the brim
nervously. He did not answer the fa
ther's questions. He sat looking at the
floor. Then Webster asked what time
his son had appeared at the furnaces;
whether he had been drinking, and what
time he left Jett said he saw Webster
enter the. furnace room about 2 o'clock
In the morning-. Webster had a, pint
.v& d "& u
in Furnace
SEEM CERTAIN
helper in the boiler room, wielding a
tnat singea tne nair on nis arms ana
to have been drinking Jett, Webster,
and Patrick Barrett had several drinks
of beer together. Then, said Jett.
"Your son was there when I left at 4
o clock "
Charles Webster asked ' But where
could he have gone? No one around the
brewerj saw him after he went In the
furnace room They all knew him
have talked with all of them and not
one saw him after' he went In the fur
nace room My God. Jett. his poor old
mother and mjself are crarv. Can't
you end this suspense Tell us where
our boy Is "
Ills Mind Uneasy'
Jett said nothing Policeman Kenney
arose and said "Gentlemen. I've got to
leave I ve got to go on duti " With
Kenne, Patrick Barrett and Lentie
Jett left the Webster home, leaving the
aged Charles Webster convinced that
Jett knew much about the strange ab
sence of Arthur Webster Jett returned
to his home His mind was not at rest.
He told his wife he was going to com
mit suicide
"Whj," asked the wife, "Just because
jou lost jour Job"" Jett did not answer
his wife She did not consider his
threat seriouslj After supper she left
home and went to visit a neighbor, leav
ing her husband alone In the house
About 9 o clock Sunday night Jett blew
out his brains with a .3?-caIiber revolver
while ljlng In bed in the 'front room on
the second floor of his home His lifeless
bod) was discovered about two hours
later.
Coroner Nev itt decided that Jett had
committed suicide, but the coroner could
not ascertain the cause Dr Nevltt
talked with Policeman II M. Jett, of
the First Precinct, a brother of Lentie
Jett Policeman Jett t-Jved his brother
tad ended hts lffe""becanse he had tost
hi position at the brewerj. The coroner
cculd not concur in this belief.
should commit suicide because he had
lost hts Job
Wife Made Open Charge.
As soon as Mrs Arthur "rtebster
learned of the suicide of Jett she came
out in open accusation against Jett.
She told the police Jett had murdered
her husband. The sequel of her dream
had been enacted. It was as plain to
her as facts, but to the police she said
her tharge was based only on suspi
cians "I m morally certain Jett killed
m husband, but I have no evidence to
prove it." said Mrs Jett.
On Monday Charles Webster re
quested the brewery company to
search the furnaces This was after
police of the Fifth Precinct had ob
tained a statement from Michael Bar
rett, who declared that he left Jett and
Webster together at the brewery fur
naces at 4 o'clock on the morning of
September IS Barrett also declared
Jett and Webster had quarreled be
Contlnned on Page Two,
"JIM" CORBETT
HEAR TO DEATH
Former Champion Pugilist of the
World Not Expected to Re
cover from Operation.
Philadelphia. Oct 1 James J Cor
bett former champion pugilist of the
world. Is dying here to-night at the Jef
ferson Hospital following an operation
performed as a last resort to save him
from peritonitis There Is absolutely
no hope, the surgeons saj, and his death
Is only a question of hours.
Corbett Is billed here this week to ap
pear at a local theater, and his company
came with him on Sunday. Last night
he was not feeling welt and after the
performance he complained of severe
pains In the right side. Toward morning
his condition grew worse, and this after
noon when the famous actor-pugilist fin
ally consented to have a phjsician. I
was said that he had been suffering from
acute appendicitis, and from his condi
tion It was said that he was critically 111
Blood poisoning had set in before the
appendix had ruptured, and It was fear
ed that he would die before he could be
hurried to the operating table and plac
ed under the anaesthetic.
When the surgeon made the Incision, I
ws found that not only had the appen
dlx ruptured, but that part of the waif
of the Intestine had been torn so severe
ly that there was no chance for the sur
geon to repair the lacerated periteneum.
GRIDIRON PRESIDENT,
LOUIS GARTHE, WEDS IN
PHILADELPHIA TO-DAY
Spcdil to Tne Wuhinxtan HenM.
Baltimore Md., Oct L Louis Garthe.
the Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore American and president of the
Gridiron Club, and Miss Emma Frances
Berry, of Germantown. Pa., wUl be mar
ried to-morrow In the latter city. Miss
Berry is the sister of Albert E. Berry, of
Germantown. Mr. Garthe Is ji native of
Baltimore.
After the wedding tour Mr. and Mrs.
Garthe will make their home at the
Northampton, W Street Northwest
Washington.
131.00 to Chicago ad Return. L:
uumiuuie ana unio itaiiroaa. October
3 to 7; valid for return until October 15.
Four through trains of modern equlp-
ment le
uS tvuauigion morning;
FAMOUS AUTO
RACER KILLED:
MECHANIC HURT
David Bruce-Brown Dies in
Hospital jn Milwaukee Two
Hours After Accident.
GAR GOES INTO A OITGH
Was Going 100 Miles an Hour in
Practice for Vanderbilt Cup
Race Saturday.
Milwaukee, Wis, Oct 1 David Bruce
Brown, world famous automobile race
driver, died in the Trinity Hospital here
at 3 10 o'clock this afternoon from Inju
ries sustained In an accident while prac
ticing for the Grand Prize race, sched
uled for Saturdaj next
"Tony" Scudelari. mechanician for
Bruce-Brown, and who has shared
Bruce-Browns successes and failures In
contests both In America and In Europe,
sustained injuries from which there is
small chancu of recoverj. In thu opinion
of the surgeon at the hospital
Both Bruce-Brown and Scudelari were
found to have fractured skulls when
they were picked up after their high
powered car dashed Into a fence bor
dering the extremel) narrow and danger
ous course over which the Vanderbilt
cup race will be contested.
ftolnff toil Miles an Hour.
Bruce-Brown was driving his car, ac
cording to "Teddj" Tetzlaff, at a pace
exceeding ICO miles an hour, and In an
effort to pass Tetzlaff, attempted to
utilize a portion of the ditch Sudden
ly his right rear tire exploded causing
Bruce-Brown to lose control of the steer
Ing apparatus The giant Flat wriggled
tu and fro across the course with the
driver making frantic efforts to control
h flight or bring It to a stop
Lurk was against him. however, for a
slight obstruction In the ditch was suf'
liclent to throw the car high In the air
and completely across the roadwaj, and
a dash against the fence to the left of
the course ended the flight
Both driver and mechanician were
thrown clear of the car. lighting In the
deep mud on their heads, and receiving
fractures of the skull
Tetzlaff was the first to discover that
something had happened to his team
mate of the Fiat stable. When Bruce-
Brown failed either to pass Tetzlaff or to
follow the latter close to the home
stretch. It was apparent that some acci
dent had occurred
for some vjknowD reason no jnbu
lance had been stationed at the course
during the practice Fellow-drivers has
tened around the course In a touring car,
soon locating the ruined car and the
unfortunate driver and companion The
car was Instantlv converted into an Im
provised ambulance, and the injured men
were rushed to Trinity Hospital Doctors
Henderson. Lemon, and leffe at once
placed them on the operating table, dis
covering that neither had more than a
fighting chance for recovery
Bruce-Brown live two hours, death
flnall) being dlrectlj due to hemorrhage
of the brain, caused bj splinters from the
fracture.
Made Knl lime.
From the first Investigation It ap
ptared that Scudelari was In a more
serious condition than his companion, but
the mechanician revived slowly until late
In the evening the surgeons held that he
had a slight chance for recoverj His
fracture was similar to that of Bruce
Brown, but no splinters appeared to have
entered tne Drain
In practice Bruce-Brown had astonished
the spectators bj negotiating the course
at an average pace of elghtj-slx miles an
boLr for an entlje lap and apparently
was traveling faster than that when the
accident occurred
Officials of the races regret the un
fortunate accident, but there will be no
effort to postpone or do awaj with the
series of races.
The nominations include three Mer
cedes cars to be driven bj De Palma,
Wlshart. and Clark; two Mercers, piloted
dv punen ana iiugnes. a Knox, hv Ralph
Muirord. a lxzier. Dy Harry Nelson, a
Stutz, b GUI Anderson, and a Flat by
Teddy Tetzlaff.
DECISIVE CLASH
IN BALKANS SURE
Only Intervention by Foreign
Powers Can Prevent Open
Rupture.
London. Oct 1 Though the powers are
exerting everj Influence to avert war, by
urging Turkey to speedily Introduce re
forms In the Balkans, and by attempt
ing to pacify Bulgaria, only the "most
heroic foreign intervention can now pre
vent a decisive armed clash
Advice received here to-night from both
official and unofficial sources state that
the-Bulgarlan army Is now ready for
action on the southern frontier, the Mon
tenegrin forces are rapidly being cen
tralized and practically all of the male
population of Servla is preparing to leave
for the Turkish frontier, where the great
er part of the Servian army Is encamped
Greece Is also mobilizing her land and
sea forces.
"Russia. France, and Great Britain, the
members of the triple entente, and Ger
manj. Austria, and Italy, to-night re
newed their representations at Sofia and
Constantinople to thwart It possible, the
outbreak of hostilities, but absolutely no
hope Is entertained In government cir
cles that foreign importuning will be
of anj" avail. In an interview in Paris
this afternoon the Bulgarian Minister to
France, M. Standoff, declared:
"The maintenance of peace In the Bal
kans is impossible. The long threatened
clash is upon us.
Pope's Physician Dies.
Rome, Oct L Dr. Giuseppe Petaccl.
private physician to Pope Plus, died to
day. He was appointed to his post to
succeed the late Dr. Lapoonl In Decem
ber, 1906.
Dr. Petaccl was a Physician of the old
school. He was a man of Imposing pres
ence and a noted diagnostician. Dr. Pe
taccl's consulting colleague at the Vati
can wta Dr. Ettore Marchlafavs, who will,
probably be appointed as first nhvstrfui
to ta Pops,
1
CLASHES WITH OLIVER,
WILLI 4,11 I'LINV,
' llaa Hill, of l'ltutjurg "
EXPLOSION KILLS
Turbine on Torpedo Boat Destroyer
Walke Bursts, Causing Death
and Damage.
LIEUT. MORRISON ONE VICTIM
Newport R I Oct 1 Lieut Donald
C Morrison nai killed instant!. Chief
Machinist's Mate II L. Wilder and J. W
Runipf Uiwl several hours later, and
Lieut Robert L Montgomrj and 'six
pettj officers were seriouslj Injured as
the result of a blowout to-daj in the
steam chest of the forward port turbine
on the torpedo boat destrojer Walke
while the little terror was beginning her
speed test off Newport News of the cas
ualty reached here In a wireless call,
and. a'l the, medical officers o the fleet
were on noard the hospital snip bolace,
to which the Walke was able to run on
her starboard engines
Chief Gunners Mate Kdward R Craw
ford attachel to the destrojer Patter
son, who was umpire in the engine room,
and First-class Hreman John Delancey,
of the Walker, are In n serious condi
tion, but hope is held out for their re
cov erj
Admiral Osterhaus has appointed a
board of Imiuirj to look Into the cau-e
of the accident .
Ten dajs ago Lieut Morrison rccucd
fireman from drowning For this act
of gal!antr Capt E W Lberle. com
modore of the Atlantic torpedo flotilla,
recommended him for commendation by
the Navy Department
Report of the accident was received
from Rear Admiral Osterhaus command-
er-ln-chlef. Iij the Navj Department jes-
terday afternoon following urgent in
quiries from Washington where rumors
of an accident on the destrojer had been
previoulj received
Ueut Morrison irai married a trifle
over a vear ago to Mis Monroe, of An
napolis and about two months ago a
son w ts born to them Mn Morrison
was told of the death this afternoon
rVnlMe at Mlnaourl.
The dead officer was born In Piedmont.
Mo . In Febru lrj 11. 1SS7. and entered the
naval ervlce as a midshipman from the
State of Missouri on August 2 13e. After
completion of the four j ears' course at
the Naval Academj he served as a mid
shipman at sea on board the I b S Colo
rado. March. 15u6. to April, ID
He was promoted to ensign on Febru-
ar 13, 1S0S. subsequentlj serving In that
grade on board the V. S S W isconsln.
April. VMS. to June. 10S V S S West
Virginia, June. rXK. to Januarj. 1109, 1
3 S. Vttrlrtnurn lannapi 1 m 1 n.ll
1310. U. S S Kansas. June. 1910. to Sep
tember. 1911 From September 19. l'Jll.vto
Maj 21 1911 he was in command of tho
I? S S Stringham He reported for
duty on board the U. S S Walke on
June 12. 191?.
A letter of commendation w as addressed
jesterday bj' the Acting becretarj of the
Navj to Lieutenant Morrison under
graduate of October 3. 191?. relative to
his courageous action in Jumping over
board from the United States ship Walke
on the night 'of September 21 1912, and
rescuing from drowning an enlisted man
of the navj. His conduct on hat occa
sion was highly commended by his imme
diate commanding officer, the commander
of the Atl-intlc torpedo flotilla, and the
commander-in-chief of the United btates
fleet 1
ONE KILLED; SEVERAL HURT.
I.. A N. Train Wrecked In Tennes
see nud Coaches Bnrn.
Nashville, Oct 1 One man was burned
to death and a score of persons were
Injured, some of them fatally, when
Louisville and Nashville train No 7 was
wrecked at Hayes Mill, near Athens.
Ala., earlj to-day. The wreckage caught
fire and eight of the coaches were de
stroyed. Samuel N Chilton, of this cltj. an
express messenger, was burned to death.
The locomotive boiler exploded, tearing
down a number of telegraph poles, mak
ing communication with the scene diffi
cult -
Three Deaths DnrlnK Voyngrr.
New York. Oct 1 Threfe deaths, two
of them by violence, occurred during the
vojage of the bark Foohng Suey, which
arrived to-day from Honolulu, after a
trip of 13S aajs. A. spitzer. a seaman
from California, died of tuberculosis.
During a quarrel the Chinese cook shot
and killed a Chinese seaman, then com
mitted suicide by Jumping overboard.
ail.00 io Maarara Fadls and Iteturn.
October 4 Baltimore and Ohio Route.
Special train of modern coaches and
parlor cars leaves Union Station 7 45 a.
m. Low, rate aide trips' from Fulls to
attractive; resorts; liberal stopovers re
turning wunin u-oay mnit uui excur
irtw im season.
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GOV. DIX FADES
AS CANDIDATE,.
SULZER IN LEAD
Syracuse Convention Does Little
Work, but Conferences Siiow
Way of Wind.
MURPHY LOSES HEART
May Continue Apparently Hopeless
Fight or Switch to An
other Man.
Ily Jlll J. MONTAGUE.
Sjracuse. N Y, Oct 1 In Sjracuse
to-night are 2,000 delegates, alternates,
and bjmpathlzcrs And not one of them,
not even Charles Francis Murphy,
knows whom the Democratic State Con
vention H going to nominate for Gov
ernor The fir-t session of the conven
tion has been held It laned an hour,
irost of whlcn time was occupied by a
Mlrring speech bj Martin II Glynn, of
Albauj, the temporary chairman
The rest of the day was devoted to
conferences At the concluionof a hun
dred of them it was plain that William
bulzer had the mo-t friends among the
delegates of an candidate for the head
of the ticket Gljnn came next then
Dow ling, then Gerard with Trcmain
and Levcntritt trailing along behind, and
Lockwood the Buffalo favorite son. not
seriously considered If Murphy were
to relinquish his grip on St delegates
to night Sulz-r would be nominated. He
llone of all the candidates has been
among the delegates and got pledges
from them Not an up-State leader but
admits that
would be a good vote
getter Not a delegate but believes he
would make a good Governor
Cnucuft Helps Sulxer.
Sulzer s chances took a decided brace
when fort J -five count j chairmen, headed
bj E E. Perkins, of Dutchess County,
met to-night In Informal caucus thirtj
seven of them declaring for Sulzer and
fort j -two against Dlx Perkins will take
charge of bulzer s fortunes on the floor
to-morrow or rridaj. Vugustus Thomas,
who will name Sulzer In the convention,
arrived at midnight with his speech
roughlj outlined on the train. In his
pocket
The stampede against Dlx his had Its
result Murphy maj still vote his 1JG
New York delegates for the governor But
New York delegates for the Governor But
seven Erin delegates, will not follow him.
neither will Beardlj cf On"Ida nor
Walsh of Westchester nor Attornej
feneral I'sraiodv. nf ate nor Kellv.
of Onondaga They will not follow him
because thej dare not Thej simply
c-.innot deliver their delegates to Dlx
In MurphJ's mind to-night are two
plans The first Is to go to a new candi-
date with all his strength. The second
Is to stick to Dix with his own personal
forces and let the rest of the delegate.
free and unbossed pick their candidite
from among the half dozen men who ars
In the raie. and Just at this minute Mr
Murphj does not know which course he
will pursue
I ook nail for Dlx.
Xs the daj wore "n the name of Dix
was less and lets heard and It was given
out prettj straight toward evening that
the boss hid quit h ping thit the Gov
ernor could be renominated
Despite the fog of uncertaintj hanging
over everything, there have been goings
on through the daj The Star fcomethlng
Club sought to live up to its name bj
boosting senator O Gorman for perma
nent chairman at the meeting of the
committee on organization, and agiin
in the resolutions committee endeavored
to introduce a resolution declaring that
Dix ought not to be nominated on tha
ground that he was subservient to Mur
pliy
faenator O Gorman, who had never au
thorized the use of his name, promptlj
repudiated his premature supporters But
the matt r went to a vote before he
heard about It. with the result that the
motion to indorse him for permanent
chairman w ts defeated bj 37 to "
The antl-Murphj resolution like the
one attempted last nuht was headed off
before It Lot a hollering
The convention will met again a
o clock to-morrow afternoon and effect a
permanent organization If tlure is no
fight on the platform, which has alreadj
been drafted. nominations may be
reached to-morrow.
Glynn IfnUes nerch.
The first session of the convention was
brief and comparatively uneventful
State Chairman George M Palmer called
the delegates to order, prajer was omit
ted. and Mr 'Glynn was announced as
the choice of the State committee as
temporary chairman. He was welcomed
energetically as he took the platform
Mr Gljnn's speech had a little to say
about Dix and a great deal to say about
Taft and Roosevelt He did not mention
the name of Straus or Hedges
The platform will be prepared and dis
cussed In open session, and completed by
T subcommittee of twelve, of which
George Gordon Battle was chosen as the
chairman The sessions of this sub
cemmittee will be secret
Among the late arrivals to-night were
Alton B Parker, who is to be permanent
cnalrman, and Congressman Jefferson M.
1 ev j-.
Mr Lev J. when asked about a rumor
that he had come with a boom of his
own, said. ,
"I came here for Sulzer I shall stay
lure and work for him Super's record
entitles him to the nomlnitlon I never
had a boom of my own and do not Intend
to have one"
H. B. Spencer to
Head Southern
Terminal Company
Louisville, Kl , Oct L II B Spencer,
vice president of the Southern Rallwa),
has been elected head of the Kentucky
Indiana Terminal Companj, of this cltj.
The terminal, consisting of tracks.
bridge across the Ohio River, and ter-4
mlnal warehouses. Is one of the most
important freight distributing points in
the South. Mr. Spencer has been chosen
to conduct the affairs of this important
company because of special fitnessfor
the position and his well known execu
tive abllltj.
It Is not known here whether he will
letlre from his position with the South
ern Railway, but It may be assumed
that he will do so, either now or in the
near future.
Flinn Star Witness;
Dixon on Warpath
William Flinn, of Pittsburg,
Gives $144,308.29 to Cause
of Bull Moose.
CRANE HELPS CANDIDATES
Senator Dixon to Take Stand To
day and Tell of Roosevelt's
Primary Fight.
Dy JOSEPH P. A-M.
"The Metamorphosis of William Flinn,
a comedy In two acts, by himself, was
staged In the Senate Office Building es-
tecflaj-. under the direction of the Clapp
committee Investigating campaign con
tributions
"Whj I Became a Bull Mooser. and
How Much It Cost Me." a monologue by
the author Senator Pomerene holding
the prompt book was the hit of the
piece Other members of the cast were
E. II. Hooker, treasurer of the Progres
slve National Committee, who read :
prologue entitled "What It Cost Us to
Nominate Mr Taft" and several mem
bers of the Bull Moose partj In Pennsyl
vinla. who supported the star. A small
but appreciative audience welcomed the
performance and sat through most of it
Mr. Flinn. who used to be the bad
boss of Alleghenv County Pa . is now
a good boss If vou don t believe It. ask
Col Roosevelt, toward whose candid icy
Mr Flinn has contributed SKIJCS29 and
glad of It Moreover as Mr Flmn ac
cording to his own statement, has "con
tributed about 90 per cent or all but
about .ono, of the monej which brought
the new partj into the political world
of Pennsylvania, he Is a person of no
little Importance in the political world
and the three stare directors Senators
Oliver. Pajnter and Pomerene who are
believed to be not too friendly with the
star, were particularly exacting jester
daj In the coure of the two sessions
at which Flinn was the principal luml-
narj' But dlplajlng the Independence
which Is ch-iraeteristlc of "the profesh
Mr Flinn gave his p ompters no little
trouble As thev saj back among the
grease paints he was too readj to '
lib and threw others completelj
their cues
rilnn Conies fondeil.
Flinn came from Pennsjlvania loaded
for bear He found plentj of game. and.
bj the time he got through, it was dif
ficult to saj which part) to the ensuing
vrgument cxiricied the Cwatest amount
of enjojmen' from the proceedings.
Klinn was prepared to tell the commlt-
,e everj thing
thought thej might
i now or upect He had figures bj the
"-am 'o snow how much he had spent
and whero he had spent It He was a
"ttle fastidious In selecting the questions
i h wished to answer, partlcularlj when
Senator Oliver, who is a, wicked Repub-
llcan. and no mend of the colonel, want
ed to know something about Fllnn's $22.
rtO contribution to the game in lleghenv
Countj but he generally answered be
fore he finished
Moreover, he has no regrets that he
spent such a large amount to help the
colonel He was onlj using the colonel
as an Instrument to sweep the State and
procure much needed reform measures
Tor Bill Flinn. boss of Pittsburg Is now
ex senator W ill am Flinn the Progres
slve leader And he would Just as soon
spend his monej that waj as founding
hospitals he told the committee Ills
fondest hopes have been realized and
he holds the expenditure Justified by the
sweeping reforms In industrial, social,
and politcal conditions which have been
promised bj the newlj elected members
of the Pennsjlvania legislature.
Flinn gave the lie to Bad Boss Pen
rose with much the same directness and
audress as docs h certain leading citizen
who shows a prominent set of teeth
when he grins, and tajs 'hullv' everj
time a good boss goes to the mat astr de
a ' bad boss Penrose, in w Ik se deli
cate State machine Flinn threw a large
and malicious wrench last sprng. had
told his colleague In the Senate and per
mitted the Informa Ion to leak out to
the press h means-ot; idv ince ceples of
his speecli that Flinn lief -e he bc6im
a good boss, had offered him either
Jl oon.000 or 2.0un n for a seat In the
Senate vacated bj the deith of Senator
Quaj Penrose naivelj Informed the
Senate that the designation of his col
league to succeed Quaj was up to him
' If Senator Penrose said that I offe-ed
him one or two million dollars he lied. '
tald Flinn. biting off his words as thoush
thej hurt. ' or anj person authorized by
me, or anv sum "
As to those troublesome telegrams to
and from John D Archbold, Standard Oil
head, a friend of Mr Flinn s used his
Continued on Pace Three.
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SEMI0E JOSEPH X. DIZ0X,
Hull Moese Manager DKlansI
He Will SimStartltog Facts
About Adversaries.
IMMENSE SUMS WERE SPENT1
Will Use Senatorial Office to Sea'
that Expose of Contributions
Is All-encompassing.
New York, Oct 1 "I shall derna
that the Senate committee call ThomaM
F. Rjan. McCombs. McAdoo. Henryi
Watterson. Colonel Harvey. Charles P.
Tail and Hllles when I appear to-morrow
If it refuses, it will stand convict
ed before the American people of the
great political game ever played in this
country."
This was the last word of United
States Senator Dixon before he left the
city to-night for Washington to appear!
before the Senate committee which isJ
investigating campaign contributions.
Senator Dixon declared Republicans in
the Senate combined for the purpose of
discrediting Col Roosevelt and the en
tire Progressive movement In the United!
States He added that before he was!
through with them they would wish!
thej had not started on this course. I
' I shall ask them. " he said, "to call'
Thomas F Rjan. and question him as
to how much he contributed to the pre-
convention campaign at which Governor!
Wilson was nominated.
To Call Railroad Men.
' I shall ask them to call certain offi
cials of the Southern Railway and of?
the Seaboard Air Line and ask them,
how much they gave to Representative!
Underwood s pre-conv entlon campaign
and how that money was spent
'I can saj to ou now. gentlemen,
that I know how much was given and,
who tapped the till, and I will give the
name to the committee whether they
want it or not
This committee permitted Senator
Penrose to make a personal explanation
and then called John D Archbold. presi
dent of the Standard Oil Companj. and
let him make a statement and then ad
journed for thirtj days jcow it is re
suming for a few dajs renewing Its at-'
tack upon Col Rooeve!t. onlj to ad-
Journ again until alter election j
Why not call on even body and go
Into the thing openly, into everj cam
paign fund. and every pre-conv entlon
fund . That's what we favor. We have
nothing to conceal Ae do not feel that
Col Roosevelt was Injured In the least
bj all of the stuff the committee turned
loose on Mondaj. Yet with more than
iftO plutocrats backing Wilson and iOM
more backing Taft. It seems strange that
one or two wealth j men who are friendly
to lol Roosevelt s cause should be the
onlj ones examined
Miould Call d" Man.
As I said before let them call Tom
Rvan. and find out what he has contrib
uted Let them call the Amalgamated
Copper Company, who opened a barrel
and wnt out to capture the delegates
from Montana and did It. and find out
how much It cost ,
' Let them call Louis Hammersley, ad
vertising manager for both the Standard
OH and the Vmerican Tobacco companies.
na ass, ntm wnere the money to buy
up IC newspapers, printed In foreign lan
guages in New York and Chicago, came
from, to an average of J3,"00 to each
paper '
We have copies of the contracts, and
under the terms prescribed, not even an
advertisement can be printed In one of
these parers without the consent of Mr.l
Hammerslej
Whj don t the committee call Gov.'
Harmon and Senator Pomerene, his
manager, and ask about the New York
man who contributed to his campaign.)
ho thej were, how much they gave. I
and how the money was spent. Lett
them call a certain Philadelphia man
who contributed J4S.000 to Gov. Wilson's!
pre-conv entlon campaign, and has since
contributed more than $3(1,000 more They
are going Into Col Roosevelt's pre-con-
ention expenses whj not go into Mr.
Taft s Let s see how much Charles P.
Taft and other corporations gave.
Pnt VII Cards on Inl.Ie."
"Let's find out how it was spent If
this Is an honest, open investigation. Let
us put all the cards on the table and go
o the bottom of the whole thing, make ,
everv thing public, even to the contribu
te ns to Gov Wilson s campaign for
Governor of New JerseJ.
"Whj every McCormlck in the Har
vester Trust Is for Wilson and has con
tributed to his campaign fund Nothing
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