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MORGAN,SMILING,
TELLS OF GIFTTO
CAMPAIGN FUND
Morwy King Proves Good Wit
ness Bifoje Glapp Senate
Invistieiting Committee.
ON STAND FULLY AN HOUR
He Testifies to Donating $150,000
in 1904 and $30,000
in 1908.
PROVES WILTING WITNESS.
.lllHlfsslKsllY t ItS
MILLION MEN
AWAIT SIGNAL
TO BEGIN WAR
Balkans a Seething GtldrM of
Unrest and Powers Hm Hard
Time Pravefliinf Rupture.
AUSTRIA STRIVES FOR PEACE
Censorship of Dispatches Prevents
Real Situation from Becoming
Known to the World.
Fate of Ball Moose Party
Depends on His Testimony
FIFTEEN DEAD IN
WRECK OF FLYER
J. PIERPOT MORGt..
John Plerpont Morgan, smiling, affable,
and-'relatlvely loquacious. , yesterday told
the-'Clapp investigating committee of his
contributions to the Republican campaign
committee In 1901 and 1903. He gave J150.
900 to help elect Roosevelt In ISOt and
KO.000 for the Taft fund In 1908.
Mr. Morgan, accompanied by his
daughter. Mrs Hamilton, and his son-
in-law. H. L. Satterlee. reached the hear-
Ing room In the Senate office building
nie minutes, before the time scheduled
for the commencement of the session. He
spent the Interim In the room reserved
for Chairman Clapp Immediately after,
being excused by the committee he was
on the stand, less than an hour the
financier and his party left for New
York
Mr Morgan denied emphatically that
his 1100,000 contribution was the result of
an angry telephone conversation between
himself, in his office, and President
Roosevelt or one of his secretaries, li
the "White House, as charged In a sen
national story given out bj Charles Ed
ward .Russeri, of New York. He sub
stantiated the testimony of George R.
Sheldon that the Harrlman fund was
raised to -meet an emergency In New
York State in the closing dais of the
campaign, said he believed his second
contribution $50.000 was part of the Har
rlman fund, although Mr. Harrlman had
not himself solicited it. and that It was
his understanding that the, money was to
be turned oer bj the National Commit
tee to the State central committee to be
used In behalf of the Republican State
ticket.
Cortelyon Corroborated.
His testlmonj, as be evidently Intended
It to be understood, corroborated that of
George B. Corteljou, chairman of the
Republican National Committee In 130i.
In which the latter said he had no knowl
edge of any contributions to the 11
national campaign fund by Mr Morgan
The financier testified that he had not
discussed contributions to the national
fund with Mr Corteljou In this respect
there was what appeared to be a conflict
in tne lesumonj. as under examination
by Senator Paynter. later on. Mr. Mor
gan mentioned Corteljou, Odell, and
Contlnned on Pace Three.
London, Oct. 1 With the censors al
ready at work In the capitals of the
Balkan states, there Is much uncertainty
here as to the actual situation. A re
port that Bulgarian troops have already
crossed the frontier Is unconfirmed
It Is known -definitely, however, that a
million men are standing to arms await
ing a military signal, or even an un
toward Incident, to hurl themselves upon
each other In bloody conflict. Appar
ently events have proceeded too far for
them to turn back The strongest hope'
lor peace lies In the statement of the
Austrian Bmperor. who, according to a
morning telegraph dispatch from Vien
na, visited the King of Greece, when the
latter passed through that city, and said
to mm
'I hope and believe that, despite the
difficult situation, It will be possible to
avoid war. Hope must not be aban
doned. notwlthtandlng the military
preparations."
Powers Striving for Peace.
This sums up the situation, as It exists
at a late hour to-night. It Is known that
the great powerstare moving heaven and
earth to prevent trouble.
,A Belgrade dispatch to the Telegraph
states that In deference to the wishes
of the powers the Servian government
will not withdraw the Servian Minister
from Constantinople, even If the Otto
man reply with regard to detained am
munition Is unsatisfactory. However,
there Is much suspicion among the
powers that Austria has not yet de
clared her true role. Certainly the
diplomacy of the powers, always with a,
jealous eye upon each other, has not
been able to prevent the present tense
situation. More than ever does the so-
called concert of Europe" appear to be
only a pnrase.v.
Meanwhile, according to all dispatches.
the enthusiasm for -war Is spreading
rapiaiy tmrougn all the Balkan states,
and despite the report that Servla will
retain her minister at the porte, a dis-
patcn to tne Djjy Express rrom Bel
grade declares tnat by to-night S0.000
troops win have been mobilized
Prince Gearge Cheered.
Out of all this excitement Is emerging
the figure of the harum scarum. Prince
George, the black sheep of the Servian
rojal family, who was obliged owing to
irresponsibilities to surrender his rights
to the throne. He is frantically cheered
by the masses whenever he appears in
public, and It Is very plain that the
people believe he Is destined to play a
firc-ai pan. in jne war
That Turkey Is likely to have Ron.
mania as an ally Is strongly Intimated In
a dispatch to the dally Chronicle from
Constantinople The correspondent savs
I learn that Roumanla has Dromlsed
to assist Turkey In the event of hostil
ities A Turco-Roumanlan agreement
was arrived at when Turkey learned that
tne tsaiKan slates were arranging a mili
tary alliance
Roumanla Is frankly anti-Slav and
anti-Bulgarian She can put 175,000 well
trained men In the field "
The war correspondents of the London
dallies have departed for the front. The
general opinion of this, brigade Is that
tnere will be a general advance acainst
me lurKisn army in .Macedonia, which
villi be the battle ground, and the first
fighting will be across the Bulgarian
frontier, through the mountainous gate
ways near ttelagradtchlk, to which the
allies are now hurrjlng
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Jumps Track Near Westport, Conn.
List of Injured Placed at Fifty.
Many Burn to Death.
AGONIZED SCENE LIGHTED BY FLAMES)
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
LONG SEARCH FOR
CHILD REWARDED
Chicago Man locates Daughter He
Had Not Seen for Ten Yean
Affer Two-year Hunt.
New Tork. Oct 3. A pathetic reunion
took place to-day. when Gregory Kelly.
of Chicago, found his sixteen-year-old
Daughter Alice at 233 East Kith Street
as a climax to a two-year search which
he had made for ber.
They had not seen each other for ten
years, or since Mr. Kelly went West fol
lowing a disagreement with his wife.
Mrs. Gregory kept the child. The mother
died three years ago. and Alice was
taken In charge by friends of the family
and later adopted by Mr. and Mrs Harry
Bersah. of New Tork. The fa ml it.
changed their address several times and
all trace was lost of the little glrL
Her father returned from Chicago two
ears ago. and on learning that his wlf
had died began a systematic search for
his daughter. He waa unable, to get any
trace of her until recently, when he met
an old friend of the family.
Mr. Kelly went to the Bersah home
and was readily recognized by Alice as
her father.
The Bersah family agreed to relinquish
their claim on her, andshe will live at
her father's home.
Greek? in U. S.
Called Home to
Fight Turkey
All Greeks In the United States capa
ble or beating arms are Vanted to
turn to Greece at once to Join in the
movement or the Greek army against
Turkey, In conjunction with the armies
of Bulgaria. Servla. and Montenegro, ac
cording to an announcement made here
last night by S. L. Caftanzoglu, Charge
d'Affalres of the Greek Legation The
Charge stated that he had received a ca
blegram from the government at Athens
announcing that orders had been Issued
for the return of all reservists, includlnc-
all men who had served in the Greek
army since ran, to the colors.
Soterlos NIchol'on, attomev for the
Greek Legation, explained that there are
thousands of Greeks In the Unit sit.
who have seen service In the Greek army.
ana ng, naa tney remained In Greece,
would now be subject to the King's call
to arms. Though the Greek government
now has no Jurisdiction over the men In
the United States, the attorney was of
tne opinion mat many ureeks would re
turn to their native country at once in
response to me King's summons.
PEOCESS SEEVEES, IN
GUISE OP MESSENGEE BOYS,
TRICK GEN. SICKLES
New Tork. Oct. 1 Having signed the
receipt book of -two supposed messenger
boys. Gen. Danjfl E. Sickles was served
last nignt in his Fifth Avenue home
with papers In a suit to collect $8,000 on
pruuiuory notes neia oy August Heck
sher.
Two private detectives. disni!u ..
messenger boys, succeeded In passing the
vieuaiii uc&ru uuuer wno naa served
Gen. Sickles for twoscore years and
found the veteran In his library with his
housekeeper. Miss Eleanor Earle Wllmer
dlng The general flew Into a rage- when
he realized that he had been tricked, and
the "messenger boys" made an uncere
monious exit.
Mr. Hecksher explained to-day that the
loan which he has sued to collect h no
connccuon wim tne general's marital
troubles
TAFT DEFINES
HIS ATTITUDE
ON PRIMARIES
President's Secretary in Letter
to Gov. Hartley Quotes
from Boston Speech.
ed to accomplish they should be safe
guarded by effective provlslonaas to the
party ellglbllitj of voter who partici
pate in mem and by penal provisions,
securing conformltj- to such rules of
eligibility the honest casting and count
Ipk of the ballots.'
"The President suggests that I say to
jou that he has In no wise changed his
views, but adheres lirmly to his position
as defined at that time."
md return- Baltimore nA Ohio nrlflf
train leaves union Station at 8.30 a. rn.1 Where Are the Deaar -
Sunday, October e, stopping at principal I This query answered at Columbia. The
potats on, the Metropoiitaa Branch, ' titer Sunday. 3 p. m. Beats rreoT
President Taft is in favor of a Presi
dential preference primary law He be
lieves that the people generally should
be given an opportunity to express their
preference among the Presidential can
didates ofall parties The President Is
of the opinion, however, that the primary
should be safeguarded by law, and that
without legal restrictions It falls of the
object that It, is designed to accomplish
President Taft's position on this sub
ject, which was expressed long ago. Is
empnasizea at this time In a letter ad
dressed to Gov. Hadley of Missouri by
Carml Thompson, the Presidents secre
tarj. Gov. Hadley announced In Mis
souri some days ago thar unless Mr, Taft
came out with a flat-footed declaration
favorable to the Presidential primary
that he would advise all Missouri Re
publicans to vote against Mr Taft. Gov
Hadley wrote a letter to the President.
In which he embodied his anouncemeht to
tne Missouri Republicans.
In replying to Gov Hadley. Secretary
Thompson refers to a speech made by the
President In Boston on March 18. In the
speech quoted the President sold that he
believed In the primary "whenever full
and fair notice of the election can be
given, ana "wnerever adequate election
safeguards can be thrown around to nro-
tect a preferential primary for the Presl-
aency. oecreiary Thompson's letter to
iov. rtamey is, in part, as follows
Contents of Letter.
"On account of certain discussion that
has arisen In the past few days I think
it proper and due you that the President's
position be clearly defined with reference
to popular primaries to determine h.
party's choice of Presidential candidates,
and I know of no better way to state
his position than to quote his remarks
en that subject In the speech delivered
at Boston on the 18th of March of this
year. He said:
" The question of how delerat. in h
elected to any political-convention or
now nominees are to be selected bv
party was originally a matter of merely
voluntary and party adjustment, but so
important to the public at large did the
character of the candidates to be select
ed bjr each party become, that the State
has properly Interfered so as tn thmur
safeguards aroandthe exercise by all
those who belong to a party of their
privilege to have a voice In the choice
of their party candidates. I am not go
ing to stop and discuss in detail the
question of direct primary elections, their
uses, .and abuses. I think everv on. vin
admit, however, that In order that thav i
Bar accomplish the good ttey are Intend- -Limited.
Heroes of Hold
Save Lives of
Battleship Crew
Newport.- R. I, Oct. 1 The cool
headedness of two water tenders pre
vented Injuries and possible death to
members of the crew of the battleship
Nebraska to-dajt when two of the ves
sel's boiler tubes blew out In No. 3 port
flreroom
The Nebraska, Capt Spencer S Tv-ood
commanding, accompanied by the battle
ships Michigan, Idaho, and Virginia, was
steaming under an endurance test speed
of twenty knots, bound for Rockland.
Me , for the standardization tests, when
the accident occurred The two water
tenders rushed into the steam-filled room
and closed every v al ve carrying steam to
other compartments The firemen on
watch then closed the doors of the fire
room, and when everj thing had been
made tight aU hands fled to the flreroom
opposite
The Nebraska returned to Narragansett
Bayto-nlght Repairs will be made on
board, and she will leave Saturday to
take part In the naval review.
FILL JURY FOR
DYNAMITE TRIAL
Tenof Twelve Men Are Farmers.
Prosecutor Begins Sweeping
Allegations.
Train Plunges Into Ditch When Going at the Rate
of Forty-five Miles an Hour Wooden Cars
Catch Fire and Passengers Are Trapped
in the Burning Coaches.
Westport. Conn., Oct. 3. Probably fifteen dead and fiftv iniured
is the toll of the wreck here late this afternoon of the Springfield ex-"-
press, New York bound from Boston, over the New York, New Haen
and Hartford Kailroad.
Of these the creat majority of the dead were burned alive in the
wreckage of the flimsy wooden Pullman cars, which took fire imme
diately after the crash.
The train, plunging along at a speed of forty-five miles an hour,'
failed to take a crossing, and was ditched. Immediately afterward the'
locomotive" boiler exploded.
SEVCS BODIES RtCOl ERKD.
The bodies of seven passengers, most of them women, hae already
been taken from the charred debris of the cars, burned bejond recogni
tion. It is believed that many more victim:, are still within the ruins.
Details as to the exact cause of the wreck are meager as jet. It
is known, however, that the train was seven minutes late. It is known"
also that the train was being run at a speed greatly in excess of the rules
laid down by the authorities after a similar wreck on the New Haen a
year ago, which resulted from the same cause that brought about to
day's disaster. Extraordinary scenes attended the catastrophe. The
locomoti e turned a complete somersault.
AUTOMOBILE Ot ERTUKXED. .
The mail car, immediately be
hind it, was catapulted oer the
top of the engine and landed, with
out wheel, twentv, feet in front,
the wheels later being found be
neath the wreckage of the locomo-
the.
An automobile standing near the
track at the time of the explosion
was- overturned by the ooncusion
and iu occupants'thrown out Trees
were unrooted an3 chickens be-
jheaded. Agonized scenes follow ed.
Women with their clothes aflame
battled to wrench free women who
were pinned down in the burnedl
wreckage. Crowds of rescurer
stood by helpless to aid the vic
tim's, who could plainK be een in
the flaming car
THE DElD.
POLICE FIND
MANY RELICS
IN FURNACE
Bottle Opener and Lock of
Webster's Hair Is
Identified.
FIND BUTTONS ANH BUCKLES
Conclusive Evidence that Mechanic
Was Cremated Taken from Com
bustion Chamber Ashes.
Indianapolis, ind , Oct. i The Jurj In
the trial of fort) -six labor leaders
conspiracy against open-shop contractors Pner that w ebs,ter carried, trouser
Evidence uncovered jesterdaj in the
furnace "room of the National Capital
Brewing Companj Is regarded by the
police as conclusive proof that the bones
taken from the combustion chamber of
furnace No 6 several dajs ago are the
remains of Arthur A Webster, mechanic
at the Navj Yard, who vanl'hed from
his home on the night of September 17
A lock of long, black hair thauls Iden
tical with Webster's hair, a beer bottle
AUSTRIAN- HDHSTEB
KILLS SWEETHEART,
THEN SHOOTS SELF
Berlin, OcU 3. Baron von Reden, Aus
trian Minister to Abyssinia, shot and
killed Frauelln Plersche, a dressmaker,
with whom he was In love, then killed
himself, at Lemberg, to-day, according
to a telegram received here.
, The tragedy grew out ot objections of
Baron v on Reden's family "to his pro
posed marriage to the woman, who was
considered beneath his station.
The baron was forty-seven jears old,
and the woman thirteen years his Junior
BROKER HELD'EOR LARCENY.
Boston, Oct. 3 Stephen R. Dow, for
merly nead of tKe suspended brokerage
Arm ot S. R. Dow & Co , surrendered to
the police at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon
and was placed under arrest on a war
rant charging him with larceny of J14S,000
from the Franklin and Algomah Mining
Company, of which he was president.
Dow went to police headquarters with
his attorney, Fred Williams, where be
was photographed for the rogues' gal
lery. He was held In ROOM ball by
Judge Ely in the Municipal Criminal
Court for a hearing October 17. In de
fault of this big ball he was taken to
tne Charles street JalL y
1.23 to. Baltimore and Return,
BaltlMar mma nhln.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 a. m. train Monriav. All
trains both ways. Including the Rol
was completed to-daj Five minutes
after the twelve men. ten of whom are
farmers, one a banker and one a gro
cer, naa neen sworn In. Charles W.
Miller. United States District Attorney,
launched Into his opening statement, a
recitation of some M0 000 words. Hardly
had the prosecutor begun his sweenlne
allegations against the defendants, when
the line of defense was Indicated by W.
N Harding, chief counsel for the de
ense. The Intimation came when Hard
ing, at the first mention of dynamite and
nitroglycerin, rose to Interpose an ob
jection that showed that counsel for the
Indicted labor leaders Intends to take ad
vantage of every technicality the law
presents Miller began his statement
with a general reference to the consmr-
acy the government charges the men
were part of He spoke of the destruc
tion wrought bj the dynamite and nitro
glycerin transported by the conspirators.
"We object." said Harding, "torefer
ence to the destruction caused by" these
explosives "
He argued at length that the charge
was uiegai transportation or explosives
In Interstate traffic. Reference to de
struction or property, he asserted,
was no part of the charge, and the de
fense would fight testimony referring
to 11.
Tndjre Overrules Objections.
The conrt at length Interrupted the
argument. Judge Anderson said he be
lieved that any evidence tendlnc to show
the motive for which explosives were
transported was a proper part in proof
ci a conspiracy charge In this case.
The objection of the defense aroused
Interest among attornejs who have fol
lowed the trial They assert a con
spiracy charge Is the most difficult of
to prove and that the evident In
tended technical defense In so compli
cated a case will Increase the govern
ment's difficulties.
Miller began his statement by savins:
the. government will -show that each one
cf the defendants took part In the con
splracj ,
The sebpe of this corspiracj'." he
said, "was governed only by the boun
aarles of the country, and the period of
time involved Is something over five
jears. The dynamiters have caused gi
gantic loss of property anl a heavy loss
r f human life and their depredations wers
deliberately planned and coldly executed."
The statement, which will probably con- L
sume three days, has been carefully pre
pared It Includes a recall In detail ot
the specific charges In the voluminous
Indictments and the connection of each
man with, the case, -
and supender buckles, and other articles
were found In the furnace room .late es
terday afternoon which will be pre'
sented as conclusive proof of the fact
that Webster body was cremated
the combustion chamber
Laboring In clouds of dust and ashes
that smarted the ejes and parched the
throats of the searchers, detectives and
furnace room emplojes raked and hoed
from the combustion chamber all the
dust and ash that has accumulated on
Its floor, and more than a cart load ot
this dust and ash was sifted through a
sieve.
Find nolllr Opener.
The first find was a steel beer bottle
opener, about three and one-half Inches
long, that had been turned red bj the
heat. The opener was labeled ' Fergen-
span. the beer that builds' It was rec
ognlxed bj Mrs W ebster as a beer opener
that her husband had carried The wife
said that her husband alwajs carried the
opener, and although there are probably
thousands of such openers In existence.
the police believe me finding of the piece
ot steel Is sufficient to prove that Web
ster's body was cremated.
Another discovery was made that the
police consider ot vital Importance. This
was the finding of a lock of hair, caught
In the hlngle of the door of the combus
tion chamber Relativts said that the
hair was Webster s bej ond a doubt. Just
Inside the door the police, found a dime
and a pennj. It Is believed the money
fell from Webster's body while It was be
ing forced through the door.
Eight shoe eyelets were also found
Webster wore lace shoes when he disap
peared The police found a score of
nails of the kind ucd In he heels of
shoes. There also was found a dozen or
more nails about an Inch and a half long
It Is believed these nails are all that Is
left of a soap box on which Webster
was sitting when he was last seen by
Michael Barrett, the fireman's helper. In
the opinion of the police, Webster was
struck on the head with a heavy instru
ment as he sat on the box.
Iso Burned Box,
It Is believed his blood stained the box,
and that after shoving the body In the
furnace the murderer also consigned the
box to the heat to prevent discovery of
the crime. The nails, it Is said, are Just
Continued on Pane Three.
SIS tfn ftalilmore anil Retfuv-
Saturdays and Sundajs. via Pennsyl
vania Railroad Tickets good returning
until 9 a. m. Monday. All regular trains
except Congressional limited.
i
Mrs. James C Brad), daughter In-law
of Anthonv N Brady, of Albanj. N. T
Mrs. Carl Tucker, daughter of Anthony
N Brady
Mrs. E. P Gavlt. alo a daughter ot
Mr Bradj
Two unidentified bodies
Engineer Clark
Fireman Molker
THE INJtRKD.
Mrs. James A Garfield, arm broken.
Mr and Mrs. O L. Wade, of Indianapo
lis, ribs broken
James Aptx, through baggageman,
bruised and cut about head not danger
ously. Miss Marlon Knight, bruised and slight
cuts
Both the latter continued on to their
destinations Philadelphia.
Phillip James, of Lake Forest. 111., head
and hands cut and bruised.
Mrs. Phillip James of same town, cut,
on leg. fingers and arm I
E. L. Hill or Philadelphia, cut on headl
and right arm. j
Mr Franklin, of South Framingham.
Mass . taken to" Norwalk Hospital.
Mrs. Anderson, addrers unknown,
bruised and shaken up
F B. Cleveland, porter, of Brookljn.i
N 1 , and J D Silvia, porter. Cam-'
bridge. Mass , Injured, not seriousl).
Mall Clerk W heeler. Injured, danger-
ouslj .
Railroad Gives -Statement. j
At midnight the New Haven and Hart-i
fort Railroad Company issued the follow-)
lng statement
The wrecked train formed the second!
section of train No. 53. It was In charge
of Conductor John Jenkins and Engineer
L. Clark The engine was No. 1011.
The train was westbound
"The accident occurred at Tower No.
SI, at IK pi m. Engineer Clark and
Fireman Charles Mokler are killed In
addition to six passengers. One mail
clerk was severely Injured, as were
twelve passengers
x lie injuuie nas itiuscu tucii me en-1 a I
glneer was endeavoring to cross from... VI
iracK iw a ireisui iracn, to intCK
No 3,tbe express trackThe engine was
crossing' if frog, on w hlch the switches
are reversed, so that a train could ride
them at a fairly good rate of speed.
"After Jumping, the train ripped up
1 feet of rails. When the engine
jump-d the track it took the scfen head
cars with It. Four parlor cars piled on
top of the engine, catching fire. The
mall and baggage cars fell to one side."
EiiRlne Torn 1o Pieces.
One of the trainmen of the wrecked
express declared that the wreck was
"worse than the Federal Express week
at Bridgeport a year ago. We were go
ing at a tremendous speed You can
Imagine how fast we were going, wben
I tell you that the beavy Iron girders on
the Westport bridge buckled like cards.
The engine was torn to pieces. Nothing
but the trucks and wheels are left. The
first two chair cars were burned to the
trucks. Clark made desperate efforts to
bring the train to a stop, because we
found evidences for a distance of ISO
feet where he tried to use the sand, but
It only fell on the roadbed."
Several score more or injured wers
taken from the wreck aa fast as possible
and hurried to hospitals. New Haven.
Norwalk. and other near-by towns were
Continued on Pace Three.
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