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WASBIGWN HERALD
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probably fair.
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GANGSTERS AT
ZELIG FUNERAL
FLOUT POLICE
6UIHMII ind MiscHliiwous Gol-
r toctiM of Crooks Rampant
Durinc Smricis.
THREATEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
Detectives Unable to Prevent Dis
order, Thefts, and Flashing
of Revolvers.
New York, Oct. 7. The body of "Big-
Jack" Zelig was put to rest this after
noon in Washington Cemetery. Brooklyn,
after scenes of turbulence In and around
.the house at 36 Broome Street, where
the funeral services over the remains of
Hhe murdered gang leader were con
ducted by Rabbi Spiegel.
The thousands who crowded the streets
In the vicinity of the house In which the
body lay contained almost every unim
prijoned member of gangland not actu
ally at war with Zellg. An historian of
the underworld would hae recognized
among the merely curious many hard
ened faces seldom seen by daylight.
There were members of the Paul Kelly
gang, the Sam Paul Association, the
Johnny Spanish gang. Zelig's own gun
men, his former enemies among the Tor
ti crowd. Kid Twist's erstwhile cronies
to summarize, all the pickpockets, pro
curers, cadets, and other outcasts who
assemble around "the avenue." A large
detachment of police reseres and detec
tives had a busy time preserving order.
Police PonerlrM.
Kven then many pockets were picked,
scarfpins stolen, and a number of as
saults perpetrated. There was an utter
failure of the police to cope with this
situation, and refused to protect news
paper photographers from the open
threats and display of revolvers of the
gangsters when they tried to take pic
tures of the throngs.
Three newspaper men were "covered"
h six gangsters ever' moment of the
time they were in the neighborhood of
Zellg s residence. One of the thugs
even pulled his pistol to Intimidate a
photographer more daring than his col
leagues when he disregarded the gun
men's warnings and essayed to "snap"
the crowd.
After persistent effort the three camera
r-en obtained the .permission of a woman
lit Ins- diagonally opposite the Zelig
hcuse to place their machines on her
window sills.
Inllinldnte lMmtoa-raphers.
As they waited for the casket to be
tarried out, seeral of Zelig's gangsters
spied the small battery of cameras and
qiickl) made their way to the apart
ment. Three detectives who had taken in the
s-.tuation followed the half dozen gun
men upstairs. Nevertheless one of the
gangmen openly exhibiting a blue-barrel-td
revolver of large caliber to the near
est photographer. In open disdain of the
three detectives les than six feet away,
taid:
"If ou take a picture here to-day I'll
"fef jou. And if I don't "get' ou to
,das, I'll 'get' jou if It takes me six
months to turn the trick."
At this Juncture the landlord appeared
and ordered the photographers away.
And one of the detectives whispered to
the camera men: "You had better give It
up They maj get ou before we can
reach them." The photographers thought
best to take this hint.
GannjaterN Follow Hearse.
After a final hysterical outburst by the
widow, the casket was carried out of
the house through a lane bounded by
about the ugllest-vl&aged men that ei'er
the police hae seen to the waiting
hearse.
Some 1M members of the Sam Paul As
sociation entered coaches immediately
back of the carriages In which Zelig's
family rode. Behind them were thirty
four coaches containing other gangsters.
In tbe first carriage were the widow and
her two children, a boy and a girl, and
the widow's sister and her two little
girls. Zelig's parents did not go to the
cemetery.
At the Tombs, where "Lefty," "Gyp,"
"Dago Frank. and "White)" are await
ing their trials for murder, the hour of
t!)e funeral was observed by all four of
Zelig's gunmen. Eery one of them was
in tears in his cell, and the remainder c
the day they pabsed in a lethargy from
which nothing could rouse them.
DEMOCRATIC RALLY
TO-MORROW NIGHT
Col,
Martin H. Williamson and
Others to Make Addresses
at Headquarters.
A rally will be held at the Democratic
National Committee headquarters, in
Rlggs building, to-morrow evening. This
Is the first of a series of continuous
meetings to be held at headquarters dur
ing the campaign. The speakers will be
Col. Martin H. Williams, reading clerk
of the House; R. G. Balderson. of Vir
ginia, and Nathan B. Williams, of
Arkansas.
Contributions for the Democratic na
tional campaign are coming In large aad
small amounts at headquarters. There is
surprise over the large number of Re
publican clerks in tne various depart
ments who are contributing Old In
mates of Soldiers Home aremaking do
nations. A committee or -Democratic
newsboys brought In S3.C0.
A Democratic meeting will be held at
Mount Rainier on Thursday evening.
James Easby-Smith and Robert E. Mat
tingly, of Washington, will be the prin
cipal speakers. On the same evening m.
rally will be held at Capitol Heights.
Md. The speakers wlU be CoL Robert
Lee Montague and Louis L. Hanby.
American Barfed at Sea.
Plymouth, Oct- 7. When the liner
Kaiser Wilhelm reached here to-day she
brought word of the death of Isadora
Plncus, of Montana, a passenger who
died at sea while en route to Germany
to consult specialists for a stomach
malady. Piacua was buries at sea; ,
HEADS CONFERENCE
FOX NEXT FIVE YEARS
'
JAMES D. RICHARDSON,
Sore-eUro Grand Cbmaunder of Srottiih Hit. for
im Bouta-ra Jnrtajirtioa of tha United States.
SCOTfiSJTRITE
MASONS GATHER
of Supreme Councils Urge
World-wide Peace.
Bringing the felicitations of their
countrymen, 130 prominent Free Masons,
representing twenty-three countries, yes-
terciay. at the opening of the Second In
ternational Conference of the Sunreme
Councils of the Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, sounded
the kesnote of a world-wide peace.
Not for more than a century will this
country again have the honor of enter
taining so distinguished an assemblage
of Free Masons. Among the distin
guished men who have gathered here in
response to the call of the "Mother
Council of the World." are noblemen.
the advisers of crowned heads, diplo
mats and statesmen- of International
fame.
It was largely through the efforts of
James I. Richardson, sovereign grand
commander of the Southern jurisdiction
of the Scottish Rite, that this country
and city was honored with what Masons
know to be one of the most Important
Masonic conferences in the world. Cer
tainly never before In this country has
there ever been so Important an assem
blage of Masons.
Delegates of the foreign countries rep
resented at the conference expressed it
the desire, of their countrymen that the
order should become one of the foremost
means of uniting the whole world Into
one large brotherhood, -with peace and
good will its fundamental principles.
Itichnrdxon Opens 31 ret InK.
The conference was opened yesterday
morning by James D. Richardson, sover
eign grand commander for the southern
Jurfdiction of the rite In this country.
In his address of welcome he said that
the one benefit to be gained by such a
conference of the various countries, is
to renew and strengthen the ties of
friendship and good will, which unite
the supreme councils of the world wher
ever It Is In existence.
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Charles F. Buck Lcgree. of New Orleans,
officially welcomed the visiting delegates
mis auaress was responded to by seven
grand sovereign commanders represent
ing as many countries. The responses
were made in the order of the seniority
of their supreme councils as follows:
J. M. Raymond, of France: Barton
Smith, northern jurisdiction of the Unit
ed States; Saverio Fera, of Italy, who
was loiioweo ror Italy by Grand Min
ister of State Giovanni Camera: Manuel
S. Castelanos, of Cuba; Jose Castellot of
.Mexico; ur. I'aul Etler. of Switzerland.
and Sir John M. Gibson, governor gen
eral of the province of Ontario, as well
as sovereign grand commander of Can
ada.
Officers Are Elected.
The election of officers of the Inter
national conference to serve for the next
five years until the meeting of the next
conclave, resulted in tha choice nf
James D. Richardson, thirty-third degree,
sovereign grand commander. Southern
Jurisdiction of the United States, presi
dent: Sir John' M. Gibson, thirty-third
degree, sovereign grand commander of
Canada, vice president; Manuel S. Cas
telanos, tlilrty-thlrd degree, sovereign
grand commander of Cuba, second vice
president: J. M. Raymond, thirty-third
degree sovereign grand commander of
rrance, third vice president: Barton
Smith, thirty-third degree sovereign
grand commander Northern Jurisdiction
of the United States, fourth vice presi
dent; Savarlo Ferea, sovereign grand
commander of Italy, fifth vice Dresident:
Jose Castellot, thirty-third degree, sov
ereign grand commander of Mexico,
sixth vice president; Dr. Paul Etier,
tl.irtj'-thlrd degree, sovereign grand
commander of Switzerland, seventh vice
president; James Hodge Codding, thirty
third degree, secretary general for the
Northern Jurisdiction of the United
States first secretary, and Dr. Paul
Malleffer, thirty-third degree, secretary
general of Switzerland, second secretary.
Proceeding In BnglUh.
One of the notable features about the
deliberations of the conference was that.
despite the large number of countries
represented, all of the proceedings wero
conducted In English. Another feature
was that It was developed that for the
first time in the history of the rite eight
sovereign grand commanders attended a
conference.
The proceedings were conducted under
the ban of Masonic secrecy, no Mason
of a lower than of the thirty-second de
gree being allowed to be present.
Last night the visitors, many of them
accompanied by their wives, attended the
theater in a body as the guests of the
local Scottish rite bodies.
This morning at 10 o'clock the delibera
tions of the conference will be continued.
To-night at the New Wlllard a banquet
in honor of the visitors will be given by
local bodies.
New Hotel la Dallas.
Dallas, Tex., Oct 7. The new Adolphus
HotcLls now open, to the gratification of
the entire traveling publlo throughout
the Southwest. This beautiful new hotel
Is heralded far and wide by all who
have viewed the structure during the
course of Its construction in the past
fifteen months. The mechanical and en
gineering departments of this building
were laid 'out under the supervision of
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PROMOTER HELD
AS SWINDLER OF
POOR WIDOWS
John W. Willson, AccuskI of
GollKtiRf Prmioms on
GmcHid Policiis.
ARRESTED IN RALTIMORE
Scere or More of Charges Will Be
Lodged Against Hii, the
Police Say.
Accused by the police of being a
"mean" thief because he Is alleged to
have robbed poor widows and children,
John W. WUIson. formerly local repre
sentative of two Insurance companies,
and well known in Washington as a real
ty operator and promoter, was arrested
last night on two charges of false pre
tense and one charge of embezzlement.
It Is alleged that WUIson has been col
lecting premiums on policies which have
been canceled leading husbands and
tamers to believe that thev were Hav
ing money for their protection of thelr
loved ones, and putting the money in his
own pocket. It is charged that WUIson has
swindled scores of persons, and the po
lice believe they can show he has col
lected more than JWO fraudulently.
Willson was the local agent for the
Union National Accident Company,
which has headquarters in the Lafayette
Building, Philadelnnla. Lewis E. nile-
dcn. auditor of the company, procured a
warrant ror the arrest of WUIson,
charging embezzlement. It is alleged
mat unison collected -73 for the com
pany and failed to account for it. dis
appearing from the local offices on July
j- las
blsrharsred by Concern.
Willson also was agent for the National
Protective Legion of Waverly, N. Y. He
was discharged by the concern In De
cember. 1910. the Police sav. Prior to
his dismissal. It Is alleged, Willson col
lected several hundred dollars In pre
miums and failed to turn in the money
to the company. As a result, the com
pany canceled on the policies.
It Is also charged that WUIson contin
ued to collect on the policies. George W.
Ingham, superintendent of insurance for
the District, learned of Willson's alleged
frauds, it Is said, and notified the police
In April last. Since then. Detectives
Evans and O'Dea have been searching
for Willson. Ferdinand Hopp. of UK
Sixth Street Southwest, charges that he
gave $7 to Willson as premiums on a pol
icy which had been cancelled. Edward
Callow, of 37 Four-and-a-half Street
Southwest, alleges that he gave 50 to
Willson on a cancelled policy.
Willson was captured In Baltimore last
night and escorted to this city by Detec
tive Me5ser. The prisoner said he Is fifty
seven years old. He gae his address as
Pittsburg. He said he Is not married.
Willson was placed in a cell at the First
precinct station. According in the m.
lice, at least a score more of charges will
uo toagea against willson.
STEDBNER NABBED
AND FINED $150
Proprietor of Well-known Road
House Convicted of Selling
Liquor on Sunday.
Philip J. Steubner, proprietor of the
well-known roadhouse In Bladensburg
Road, near the District line, was fined
JIM last night, after being convicted of
selling liquor on Sunday.
Steubners arrest came after the grand
Jury of Prince George County. Md.. which
convened In the Circuit Court of Upper
Marlboro in the morning, postponed the
probe Into the alleged grafting which is
said to be prevalent In the county, as
well as gambling, illegal sale of liquor,
and similar violations of law.
Before investigating these conditions,
the grand Jury decided to dispose of
about a score of prisoners now in the
county Jail. It Is likely the grand Jury
will dispose of these cases before to
night. In which event the investigation
will begin to-morrow. When Attorney
Charles Benedict Calvert, who is acting
ior tne state in tne effort to clean up the
county, learned that the grand Jury had
postponed its probe, he got busy.
A warrant was at once Issued for Steub
ner and he was arrested by Constable H.
Garrison on a charge of selling liquor il
legally on sunaay, August n. Two wit
nesses for the State testified that Steub
ner was running the roadhouse "wide
open" on that date and that scores of
customers lined up at the bar.
Steubner pleaded guilty and the lino
was imposed oy justice Wissman. who
neaj-o. me case at tiyattsvllle. Attorney
Calvert, as a result of his clean-up cru
sade, has procured six convictions for
violations of the law prohibitine- the aie
of liquor on fhe Sabbath. In two other
cases tne defendants have demanded trial
by Jury.
CUPID LEADS WAY
TO PRISON CELL
AND SOLDIER FOLLOWS
Derby, Conn., Oct 7. Returning to this
city with his bride of less than a month,
with whom he eloped, to receive the for
giveness and blessing of her parents,
Reuben Kelly, corporal of Company A
Signal Corps, was arrested Saturday
charged with being a deserter from the
United States Army. It is probable that
a charge of bigamy will also be lodged
against him, as he Is said to have a
wife In Leavenworth, Kans.
Kelly came to Derby with the "Red
Army" during the attack "on New Tork
City last August He met and fell In
love with Josephine O'Connor, and know
ing he would be separated from his
sweetheart If he remained wlih th
Corps, deserted. The couple eloped to
New Tork and were married September
it but did not return to Derby for fear
cf discovery. His wife's pleas to be al
lowed to visit her parents, and receive
tbe forgiveness she knew would be forth
coming finally overcame his better Judg-
iaeni ua as rciuraea, ms arrest fol
lowing.
tufMt Xuouif QrralatioB.
TEE HERALD. CARTS.
ITS SEVERE YEAH -
The WubiBgton Herald
to-day begins iti seventh
successful year with the
largest morning circula
tion in the Nation's Capi
tal. The Herald from the
outset has been strictly a
home paper, has worked
hard and conscientiously
for the welfare of the Dis
trict, and has a long list
of civic victories to its
credit
The Herald has never
had an ax to grind. That
is why its readers rely
npon its . news columns,
welcome the quality of its
advertising, and appreci
ates the wisdom of its ad
vertisers in selecting a
newspaper which GETS
THE RESULTS.
The Herald on this, its
seventh birthday, extends
its thanks to its thousands
of readers.
POPE WILLING TO
ACT AS MEDIATOR
Rome, Oct. 7. After a hurriedly con
ened session of the Sacred Congrega
tion, the Vatican announced that the
Pope Is prepared to offer the use of his
Influence as mediator In the Balkans In
behalf of peace, should such an action
be deemed necessary or advisable.
HIS LOVE SPURNED,
PITTSBURG MAN Tm.TS
GIRL AND hTMSET-F
Pittsburg. Oct. 7. Because pretty Grace
Mapleson. aged 15. spurned the advances
or Joseph Kellerman. 32, the lovesick
swain 8hot and flanrerniialv vnttniliut
her and then committed suicide in the
teAAAbAM n 1 1. -
presence of the girl's mother early to
day. Kellerman had called to renew his
picas mat tne girl marry him and upon
repeaiea reiusai began shooting.
HAMLIN GARLAND, AUTHOR,
LEAPS FROM BURNING
HOME TO SAVE LIFE
Lacrosse. Wis. Oct. 7. Hamlin Gar
land, noted author, was forced to Jump
irom a second-story window at his home
at West Salem to-day to sae his life,
when lire, which broke out In the
kitchen, spread to the second floor and
cut off his exit by means of the stairs.
jir. uanuna escaped without sustaining
injury. A servant was badlv hurnnl
when a gasoline stove In the kitchen ex
ploded and caused the fire. The Vltrhen
and dinlng-r'oni were ccfr.pletrly ruined.
oui me nre was extinguished before the
house became a total loss.
GEN. ESCAB0SA, ANOTHER
MEXICAN REBEL LEADER,
QUITS WITH FIFTY MEN
Another Mexican revolutionist leader
has surrendered, according to State De
partment advices esterday. Gen. Esca-
bosa. who has been oneratlnir In nnnn
has given himself up. with fifty of his
soldiers, at Canunea.
Great wanton destruction of property on
the ranches of the American Mormon col
onists is reported from Chihuahua. It is
stated that the colonists are In serious
danger, and protection has been asked.
A number of Americans in Southwestern
Mlchoaian are a!;o said to be In grave
danger.
Torreon Is again cut off from commu
nication with the south, several railway
bridge ha vine been burned by rebels In
the last few das. Gen. Steever reports
rebels again near the Texas border.
BLAME EXTINGUISHERS.
Faulty Fire Apparatus Came of
Lost Lle In Wetport WrerlA
Bridgeport. Conn., Oct. 7. That loss of
life could have been prevented In the
Westport wreck, in which seven persons
lost their lives, had not the lire extin
guishers upon the train been absolutely
"r'"". me testimony of two of
the witnesses to-day. The hearing
brought out the fact that three lire ex-
unguisners orougnt rrom cars in the
wrecked train were whollv m.l h,H
not been damaged In the wreck, and
were probably unserviceable for some
nine previously.
Two of the witnesses swore that thev
saw men attempting Ineffectually to
operate tne extinguishers. Bofli of them
spurted about a half cupful of water.
The third witness said he grabbed an
extinguisher, but was told that It was
useless.
Shot for Burglar.
Voungstown. Onlo, Oct 7. James Sulli
van, of Hubbard, mistaken for a bur
glar, was shot and killed last night by
Robert Holway, the son of a neighbor.
Sullivan was returning home late and
was passing in the rear of the Holway
home.- Members of the family heard the
footsteps. Seeing young Sullivan's fig
ure passing through the yard. Holway
fired. The noise of footsteps ceased and
the family assumed that the man had
been frightened off. This morning Sul
livan's body was found in the rear of
the house with a bullet In his heart.
Timber Trial Postponed
Lake Charles. La., Oct 7. The Timber
Workers' trial was halted this afternoon
by a motion to pos'tpone the trial two
weeks, giving the Supreme Court time
to Dass on a mandamus atrtnr fn.. a
collective Instead of a separate trial for
the accused.
Xoted Rdueator Dies.
London, Oct 7. Professor W. W. Skeat
of the chair of Anglo-Saxon in Cam
bridge University, and the greatest mod
ern authority on the English language,
died this afternoon, aged 77. He was
the author of more than a score of text
doojcs, ana among nts degrees were
Lltt v., luu, v. c. L. and Ph. D.
Schooner Goes Ashore.
Chatham, Mass., Oct 7. The four-
masted schooner Charles A. Campbell,
loaded with coal for Boston, went
ashore on a bar in a fog to-dayand is
doomed, according to the life-savers. The
crew of eight men refused to be taken
cfZ by life-savers.
Bert Service to CaUfanUa,
Standard or tourist Latter nennnallv
I conducted without change dally, except
Bunday. Berth. . Washington-Sunset
Route, A. J. Poston, O. A 90S F. 75
lEth. -z
BECKER BEGINS
FIGHT FOR LIFE:
PROTESTS FAIL
tludgt 6off Rtfusas BequtstlTor
PjjjSfpoHBiniRf and Btgiis
SKection of Jury.
ONE TALESMAN ACCEPTED
Nephew of Otis Skinner Fills Re
quirements aud Will Be
the Foreman.
New York. Oct. 7. Police Lieut.
Charles Becker was forced to go to trial
over the protests of his counsel to-day
on the charge of having Instigated the
murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal,
a daring, revengeful 'crime, which pre
cipitated the greatest police scandal
Greater New Tork has ever known.
The sum of results accomplished be
fore Justice John W: Goff announced a
recess at 5.30 o'clock was the selection
of one Juror out of a total of fourteen
examined. He is Harold B. Skinner, a
square-Jawed, dark-haired young man
about thirty-five jears of age. whose fea
tures an artist might describe as classi
cal lecause of their even and forceful
proportions. He Is manager of one of
the Edison company's electric plants, and
is a son of former State Superintendent
of Education Skinner and a nephew of
Otis Skinner, the actor.
Skinner in Re Foreman.
By virtue of havlns been the first tales-
nian w,, wfls acceDtable to both ,h
I TMal I-Ia . 1 A V Aft in1 ni1l1BAl A In A ? A.
I District Attorney and counsel for the de
fense. Mr. Skinner will be foreman of tha
body of twelve men who will decide
upon the innocence or guilt of Becker.
District Attorney Whitman and John F
Mclntyre, for the defense, both agreed
at the close of the day that the remain
der of the week probably would be occu
pied with the work cf selecting the eleven
additional men neccsary to complete thi
Jury.
A remarkable feature of the day's pro
ceedings was the statements made by
thirteen out of fourteen of the talesmen
examined that they had formed an opin
ion as to the guilt or Innocence of Beck
er from hating discussed the case and
read the developments from day to daW
in the newspapers.
JBecker Not So Jaunty.
Of the thirteen tallsmen refused, four
were peremptorily challenged by Attor
ney Mclntjre and three by the District
Attorney. The remaining six wero ex
cused by Justice Goff after he had sat
isfied himself that they could not qual
ify. Becker came Into court with his head
erect and a quick, even step, but the care
free attitude which has characterized his
several public appearances since he has
been an Inmate of the Tombs was gone.
The" slow of health with which his face
vaa tinged at the time of arrest, nearly
two months ago. had changed to a Jaun
dice yellow. Shortly after the trial be
gan the nervousness that had been no
ticeable In the beginning disappeared
and Becker began to seriously consider
every detail of the proceedings, and
when the lights were turned on that the
newspaper men might sec to write, late
In the afternoon, the prisoner's fore
head was corrugated with five deep lines
that had not been discerned early In the
day.
Mrs. Ilecker In Court.
The wife of Lieut. Becker did not ap
pear until after the noon recess. But
when the talesmen, reportters. and court
officers hurried back, at I.O o'clock,
from hurriedly-eaten lunches, an incon
spicuous little figure, clad In a blue
walking skirt and Jacket, which was not
unlike a school girl's costume, was sit
ting by the entrance to the courtroom.
Nobody recognized the little figure, but
she was Mrs. BeckeV Lieut. Becker was
seated with his counsel almost on the
opposite side of the room, and If he
knew of the presence of his wife In the
courtroom, gave no sign of It for nearly
an hour. Then he turned and nodded
with a smile.
After this little Incident, which was
the only touch of human interest to a
day's proceedings, made sordid by the
shadow of the electric chair, which in
the case of a conviction awaits tho pris
oner. uecKer mane no further attempts
to communicate with his wife, and by
tne time of adjournment the little figure
In blue had managed to leave the court
room unnoticed.
ARMY AYIATORS
RESUME FLIGHTS
Lieuts. Arnold and Milling Carry
Passengers Aloft Hugh Robin
son Circles the Monument.
The army aviators yesterday resumed
flights at College Park, Md.. and at the
War College.
Lieuts. H. H. Arnold and William Sher
man flew from the War College to Col
lege Park. They made the flight In 19
minutes and maintained an average alti
tude of 2,500 feet The machine they used
was one of tne w""'Bht hydro-aeroplanes
which had been converted Into a land
machine.
The government Is experiencing great
difficulty In getting officers to assume the
risks of aviation at the present poor sal
ary. Of the ten applications received by
tne department, nine applicants have re
quested that their applications be re
voked since the accident In which Lieut
Rockwell and Corp. Scott lost their lives.
Hugh Robinson, in a Curtis hydro
aeroplane, flew from the War College
over the city and did some fancy flying
about the Washington Monument He
flew at an average height of about 2.000
feetand remained In the ajr about thirty
minutes.
The officers at College Park made sev
eral short flights. Lieut Milling. In a
Wright machine, made three short fl'ghts
of thirteen, ten. and seventeen minute's'
duration. Lieut Arnold, carrying Maj.
Hutton as a passenger, made a short
flight of thirteen minutes.
Miss Bernetta.A. Miller, of the Moisant
school, mad a short
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MILLIONAIRESS VOW AUTHOROS
MISS HELEN GOULD.
New Tork. Oct 7. Miss Helen Miller
Gould, possessor, of many millions, has
become an author. She Is now engaged
upon a volume that might be called a
"Book of Memoirs," but Isn't. The name
of the book has not been chosen. The
discovery was made when Miss Gould
received reporters for the first time since
her arrival from the West, where she
was engaged In a number of philanthrop
ic enterprises. When the reporters asked
for an interview. Miss Gould said: "You
know I am engaged In writing a book,
and whatever views I may have shall
be embodied In my first literary effort."
SAYS TRUST IS
BACKING T. R.
Wilson Charges that Steel Cor
poration Is Pushing Third
Party Campaign.
Denver, Colo.. Oct 7. In five speeches
to-day, one at Pueblo, two at Colorado
Springs, and two at Denver. Gov. Wilson
made -the specific charge that the United
States Steel Corporation is behind the
Roosevelt third party movement, and
desires, that that party should succeed
In order that the system under which
private monopoly has thrived shall be
continued without Interruption.
The governor taid Ire would not say
that the gentlemen of the Steel Corpor
ation were actuated by vicious motives.
He excused them on the ground that
the system was one In whose atmosphere
they had grown up: that they were nat
urally opposed to anr plan which was
designed to detroy the things they had
built up, and that It was quite reason
able that they should want continued
a government which would perpetuafe
private monopoly.
The governor said that the former
method or the corporations of controlling
tne government was by campaign contri
butions. Jow. he said, they proposed
to control it dj- legalized monopoly.
To I.eirallxe Monopoly.
"Is there a new deal?" he asked.
'Those gentlemen may Intend to do the
United States no disservice, but my
point is that they are not Intending to
change In the least essential particular,
the system of control which has already
been established, but are seeking to es
tablish It by a new method. The old
method was campaign contributions, the
new method is legalized monopoly."
The Governor's reception In Pueblo and
Colorado Springs was cordial, but there
was no such enthusiasm as was accord
ed him in Indiana and Nebraska. There
were brass bands and automobiles to
na, but little cheering on the streets.
The local leaders declare that Gov. Wil
son Is certain of carrjlng Colorado by
not less than -,(K0 plurality.
ine people of Denver, where the Gov
ernors special arrived 'about S o'clock.
gave him a splendid reception, and the
local committee entertained him in true
Democratic fashion. At the Hotel A(
bany there was a warm reception, at
which the Governor met several thou
sand voters. The candidate was enter
tained at dinner, and finally was es
corted In a procession of automobiles to
the two halls, where he spoke.
AH the meetings were crowded to their
capacity. Governor Wilson delivered
practically the same address at all of
to-day's meetings. s
DR. HENRY J. RHETT DEAD.
Former Washington Phalcian Ex.
nlres In en-port Hospital.
Newport, R. I.. Oct. 7. Dr. Henry J.
Rhett a prominent Washington physi
cian, died at the Newport Hospital to
day.
Dr. Rhett had been in Newport since
June, when he sold his home at 2010
Hillyer Place to Mrs. D. O. Lamberton.
He was well known in Washington, and.
up to the time of his retirement several
years ago had a large practice in this
city.
STORM STRIKES VIRGINIA.
Norfolk. Va.. Oct ".The storm pre
dicted by the Weather Bureau yesterday
struck the Virginia-Carolina coast late
this afternoon and to-night Is kicking up
the highest seas seen at Norfolk in many
years. The storm Is coming out of the
southeast, and the velocity of the wind
at 11 o'clock to-night was fifty miles an
hour. All warships and other vessels
sought shelter early this evening and
came close In until the storm subsides.
Populist Party Founder Dies.
Topeka. Kans., Oct 7. William A. Pfcf
fer, first and only Populist Senator from
Kansas, and founder of the Populist
pany. tueo. to-day at tne home of hi;
caughter, at arenola, Kans. He was born
in Pennsylvania In 1S31.
Three Shot In Texas.
Greenville. Tex. Oct T. In a pitched
battle in the streets of this town early
tt-day, in which police officers and citi
zens took part, policemen Sant Simmons
and Emmette Ship and Roy Haddington,
a civilian, were shot to death.
Stock Broker Dies.
Philadelphia. Oct 7. Lawrence Grange,
former member of the Philadelphia
Stock Exchange, died here to-day as the
result, of being struck by a motorcycle
in Ardmore, -Pa.
Laaret M, Races.
- esiiimore unio k. k. special trains
1:M MO P. m. week-days, returning
g a ot tet Bound trip M casts,
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DIFFERENCE IN
TESTIMONY OF
TWO FINANCIERS.
J. Pirpont Morgai Md Way
MacYiaglkflavi Conflict
tog Storiis.
WASHINGTON MAN ON STAND
Jh.si C. WelliTif Tills if Cnw
satiM witk MacYiagh Latttf
Will Bi RicalM.
Fresh fuel was furnished the already
overfed Harriman fund controversy yes
terday through a sharp difference In tes
timony between John Plerpont Morgan,
the financier, and Wayne MacVcagh. as
reported by Judson C Welllver. political
writer for a local newspaper. The dif
ference came about through Investiga
tion of the story spread by Charles Ed
ward Russell, the New Tork socialist
detailing an alleged Interview between-
Mr. Morgan and CoL Roosevelt Mr.
Morgan denied that he ever talked with
the White House over the phone. Also,
he denied emphatically that Mr. Harri
man ever asked him for funds: said his
JTiO.OOO contribution was paid either to.
Odell or the late Cornelius N. Bliss, and
he Is not sure to this day whether or
not it made a part of the so-called Har-f
rlman fund.
The details of the inttrview given on!
the stand yesterday by Mr. Welliver,
who repeated what former Secretary!
Wayne MacVeagb told him several)
j ears ago. are decidedly in conflict with
Mr. Morgan's testimony on several
points. In the first place. Mr. Welllver
says MacVeagh told him that It wasi
Harriman. not Roosevelt on the other
end of the line: that the financier when'
he returned from the telephone conver
sation was decidedly angry at Mr.
Roosevelt because, according to the Mac
Veagh version of the story. Harriman
had told Morgan that the request for
additional funds was the direct result
of Hsrrtman's then recent visit to-ythe
White House. Moreover, according to
the version given for the first time yes
terday, Mr. Morgan sent his check to
Harriman at once. According to Mor
gan's story, he decided to make tho
J50.0GO contribution at a conference at
which Messrs. Odell and Bliss, and some
others, but not Mr. Harriman. were
present and the money was handed over
in currency either to Mr. Bliss or ts
Mr. Odell. with the distinct understand.
ing that It was to be turned over. first m.
to tne national committee, ana mencv
to the state committee to aid the stats-'
ticket
MaeVeash to Be Called.
Mr. MacVeagh undoubtedly will b
called to tell what he knows of the story.
Mr. Welllver said yesterday that he could
not remember the details of the story as
tcld him distinctly, but that he had given
it substantially as it was given him.
Russell, who took the stand before Welll
ver. said that the latter had told him
the story which he made public last
summer connecting Roosevelt's name in
stead of Harriman with the conversa
tion Louis Hammerllng. who. Senator Dixon
told the committee last Wednesday, is
engaged In "buying up" the policy of
rearly 300 foreign language newspapers
In this country In behalf of the Taft
candidacy, at Jl. per "buy." was oh
the stand for about four minutes yestar
day morning. 'Mr. Hammerllng was not
questioned about the Taft campaign
since the convention, as the authority of
the committee does not reach beyond the
primary fights. Hammerllng told tho
committee that he had placed J3.00O worth
of advertising for the Roosevelt people
before the convention.
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago: J. J.
Hannan. the La Follette compaign treas
urer, and Ogden Mills, of New York,
were other witnesses yesterday. Mr.
Crane was questioned as to the J1W.0O1
he was said to have distributed evenly
between La Follette and Wilson In the
nrecom ention flght He denied that he
had given such amounts, saving that hi
contributions to the La Follette fund
Continued on Pasje Two.
THREE KILLED
IN TRAIN WRECK
Passenger on Western Maryland
Road Crashes Into Freight
at Xobeen, Pa.
Shlppensburg. Pa.. October 7. Three
are dead, one fatally burned and several
injured, after a collision early to-day be
tween a deadhead passenger train ot the
Western Maryland Railway and a freight '
ot the Philadelphia and Reading Rail
road. After the crash, which occurred
at Kobeen. Pa., five miles west of Shlp
pensburg, two of the passenger coaches
caught fire and were consumed. Tha
engines locked at 5:10 a. m.
The dead:
J. W. FREDERICKS. nuUdelnhU A aa.:
ins fireman 'm-
U. It CORDON, ot Hicentora, Weitsra XsrJS
land fireman.
D. S. McCIAIN. conductor, ridhur m fastraetari
rhUadrlnUa and Bodine, Ha dirt at fas a. M.
in the boflpttal at Chambenburs.
Dying In the same hospital Is Frank
Crouse. a conductor, ot the Philadelphia,
and Reading. At last report he was
sinking fast
The Injured are:
M. L. Athey, Western Maryland, brake-i
man.
M. U. Bream, conductor, Philadelphia)
and Reading.
J. C. Shank, brakeman. Philadelphia
and Reading.
J. P. Copeland. engineer. Western
Maryland.
The latter two are not seriously hurt
anoffwere able to go to their homes. " The
others are In the hospital, and reports
of their condition have not been obtained
as yet
The accident which was a bead-on col
lision, came while the deadhead? 'passen
ger, consisting of a string of empty pas
senger coaches, wss en route to Shlp
pensburg, where It would bs-.loaded with
excursionists for Baltimore. "Tha Phila
delphia and Reading uses tha tracks of
the Western Maryland at tho point .where
tne wreck occurred. . -
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rarred is known aa-tka 'WkssslsSssisi asM
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