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JURYTHURSDAY;
DEFENSE CLOSES
Accisti PoHct Officer FaHs
ti Tiki Still ti TM
His Site if Stiry.
WOMAN SHOTTO
LAWYERS AR6UE TO-DAY
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New York, Oct. a The evidence by
which Police Lieut. Charles Becker hopes
to refute the charge that he Instigated
the assassination of Herman Rosenthal
was concluded before Justice John W.
Goff to-day. The defense closed with
.out having; placed the accused officer on
the witness stand and apparently added
no strength to the case through the tea
tiracny of the last few witnesses called.
William Shapiro, chauffeur of the mur
der car, offered In rebuttal by the dis
trict attorney, fumlsned a startling cli
max to the proceedings by swearing that
neither Rose, Webber, Vallon nor
fc'chepps. was present when Rosenthal
was shot In front of the Metropole Hotel
on the night of Jul 16.
The case will go to the jury Thursday
morning.. Justice Goff announced, after
a consultation with the law) era on both
sides, that Attorney John F. Mclntjre
would be given four hours to-morrow
from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. for his sum
ming up address. District Attorney Moss
will make the closing argument for the
people and has been allotted the four
hours from 3J0 p. m. until 730 p. m.
The Jury will be glen a night's rest
before hearing the charge from the court
v hlch will guide them In reaching a
verdict. '
Afraid to Face Gnnmrn.'
Before taking the stand Shapiro sent
for his counsel, Aaron Levy, and made
an affidavit covering his connection wltn
the shooting. An-attempt to Introduce
the affidavit was blocked by the defense.
Objections by the defense also pre
vented Shapiro testifying to anything
connecting Becker with the case, al
though, he was able to swear that the
murderers escaped In his automobile,
and that he. Schepps, and Vallon did not
ride away with them.
Shapiro was afraid to go back, to the
Tombs after being a State's wltnes, ap
parently fearing to face the gunmen or
Beckerj-and wars fatn to tneWest Side
police court prison. It was said, however,
that Shapiro was Jubilant at having
earned lmmun'ty without being forced to
Identify the gunmen, which he steadfast
ly refused to do
Even in his affidavit Shapiro did not
Identify the four gunmen under arrest
as the murderers.
Just before being led back to the
Tombs, Becker said:
"I was desirous of becoming a witness
In my own behalf, but very time the
matter came up, there was much differ
ence of opinion as to the advisability
of such a course. I do not believe any
Jury would convict a mi.n on the testi
mony of such men as those who have
charged me with this crime I am sat
isfied to take my chances as matters
stand
It does seem that my lawyers have
iau cij niue jccnaj w im me evidence
they desired to introduce. I do not care-
Bridgeport, Conru Oct. ST. Taken by
Ova men Jn an automobile to a. lonely
pot on the main road between Bridge
port and Stratford. Conn, a young and
handsome woman was deliberately shot
to death to-night
The victim when found, with Ave bul
let wpunda In her body, waa clad In cost
ly attire, and her. valuable jewels bad not
been taken. The motive for. the killlnr
Is a blank mystery, although on learning
that she had come recently' from Chi
cago, the police formed a theory -that
she might have been a dangerous wit
ness in some criminal case. , .
After shooting the girl, the five men
who had sent the chauffeur on Ahead
In the car abandoned the machine and
fled Into the woods. Three of them were
captured within two hours.
Two of these were traced by a Strat
ford posse of constables and citizens of
Bilberry Swamp, two mllea from the
icene of the tragedy. They were hiding
in me tnick undergrowth and were com
pletely exhausted from running1 through
tne rcresu Their clothing had been torn
to shreds by the brambles, but It waa
easy to see that the garments had been
whole and costly .only a few hours be
fore. '
Third Has Captured.
The men said they were Francisco Plx
zichenl, a restaurant keeper at 33 Union
Square, Bridgeport, and Jamea Mattlo, of
130 South Avenue, Bridgeport.
The third man was. captured on the
main road, a mile from the scene of the
girl's death, by Herbert M. Booth, of
Strafford" He carried "a .SS-ccallber re
volver, which had several empty ""chain-
,bers. ....
He was In such a condition that he
could not giv e his name All were taken
to the Bridgeport Jail.
The police learned that the five men
drove-up to the restaurant at 39 Union
Square early in the 'evening and had
the hired car wait for them. When they
leit tne restaurant the girl was with
them.
They ordered the chauffeur, William
B. Hall, to drive to the Stratford Inn
at Stratford, but when they got there
thej- told him to drive1 on toward Para
dise Green. They had taken champagne
along in the car and were laughing and
talking in loud voices.
Arriving at Paradise Green. HatI was
told to "Just keep on going" and they
did not stop him until they reached a
dark and lonely strip of the road in the
Putney district, seven miles from Bridge
port.
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MORDERCHMIGEB
TO B.W.GIBSON
TWENTY THOUSAND KILLED
IN BATTLE OF KIRK-KILISSEH
Fifty Washington Greeks Di-
part to Join Army of
Nitivi Land.
SAIL FROM NEW YORK
Heasa Plutol SKota.
to say any more on this point, as I can
rot afford to criticise at this time. I
repeat that I expect acquittal and vindi
cation. .11 wife shares this view of the
situation with me. She is the bravest
little woman In all the world and has
been courageously Ioval at all times."
In concluding their case the lawyers
for the defease called ten witnesses,
after which Justice Goff recalled Jacob
Reich, known as Sullivan. In order that
certain answers which were overruled
whn Reich was on the stand before
might oe admitted into the -record if
Becker's lawyer's so desired.
Sullivan was reprimanded by the
court for his boisterous conduct daring
nis last appearance on the stand. Mr.
Mclntvre objected to the Infliction of
this reprimand in the presence cf the
jury.
Quotes Jack Rove.
In response to questions Sullivan said
Bridgey Webber told him "T offered
Rose Jl.OOO'iiot to name me In this case,
but Rose said he'd put in Gaynor, Wal
do, or any one to get out himself."
Another question which Sullivan was
asked was in regard to what Rose had
said to him in the counsel room of the
Tombs.
Rose told me that he. Webber. iw,d
Vallon were going to frame up on
Becker, and I said, "You bald-headed
, what do you mean by doing
thlsr and he said, 'You know self-
preservation is tne nrst law of nature,
and by giving up Becker I can ret out
If I had to stay here another thirty
oar s a a go crmzj .
The next question referred to a con
versation Sullivan had with Rose, Web
ber, and Vallon.
"Did they ask you to say that Becker
-was with them at Forty-second Sttreet
and Sixth Avenue?"
"Yes." replied Sullivan; and they told
me that I would be indicted if I didn't.
Rose said to me: "We are all Jews, and
what do we care about that Dutch r "
Tells More About Rose.
Sullivan also told of Bridgey Webber
Baying In reference to Rosenthal:
"He said 'that tried to kill m.
and I am glad he's dead. I'm happy, and
my wife is happy, and we are all the
.happiest people in the world. He tried
to break my Jaw. I could He down be
side him with his throat cut and be
happy "
He also'sald that Jack Rose had told
mm privately in tne Tombs that IaVm
Becker had nothing to do with the 31400
luanea .ttoseninai; inai mis was his
(Rose) money; that he waa bankrupt, and
on that account had the note drawn by a
iMmmy;
I asked him if Becker had anything to
do with the murder." said the witness.
"Rose said: 'By the grave of my dead
mother, he bad nothing to do with it.' '
The witness aald Hose was on hi knees
with hands clasped when he made this
declaration.
"The twelve men who constitute the
Becker Jury were permitted by Justice
Goff to-night to see their relatives and a
iew xncnos er uey -returned to the
,Tr,Wn. Hotel. The reception lasted
There all the men and the girl left the
machine. l One of the men said to Hall
"Now youjust drive up the road a piece
apd then come back."
Hall had gone about'400 jards when'he
was startled by the reports of five pistol
shots in rapid succession. He heard no
other sound not a cry nor a spoken
word. He whirled the car about and
sped back. There was 'no sign of the
men or the girl. He put on full sDeed
and gave the alarm in Stratford.
une posse was organized within half an
hour. On the road they met a peddler
who had found the bodv of th !ri w
directed them to It. and from there they
followed a trail of broken bushes through
the woods to Bilberry swamp, where
they came upon the two fugitives. Re
turning, they learned of the capture of
the third man.
Girl from Chicago.
Plzxlcrienl and Mattlo told a story cf
having been Invited by another man to
take a taxlcab ride, and having been put
out 01 tne cab on the road. They said
they had not seen any j oung woman.
The police found a garage where It
was said that Ave men had hired a. car
trus evening, and got the names of the
men who hired It. They are now tracing
mem.
An examination of the bodv of the
girl gave no clew to her identity. But
she carried several letters which indi
cated that she had come on recently
from Chicago.
The chief of police of Stratford .-il,t
to-night that the police believed that
possibly the girl, had had some connec
tion with recent Investigations in Chi
cago and that this might indicate a mo
tive tor doing away with her and
silencing her voice. I '
Powers Btgin Nsgitiations for
SettlMiit ef fur-car-
DEVELOPMENTS IN BALKAN WAR.
FATHER OF TEN
COMMITS SUICIDE
Henry A. Barbee, Widower, Slashes
Throat and Inhales Gas
at His Home.
For a cause which has not yet been
learned, Henry H. Barbee, a plasterer.
K sears old. yesterday afternoon com
mitted suicide by inhaling illuminating
ess ana siasning nis leit wrist with a
razor. He was a widower and the father
of ten children.
Barbee's lifeless body, fully clothed.
was found stretched at full length acrna
a bed In his room on the second floor of
Ms home at 1010 Fourth Street Northeast.
shortly before 5 o'clock by police of the
Ninth Precinct
Relatives who detected the odor of
gas and could not open the door to the
room from which the gas seemed to be
escaping, sent a call to the pelice and
the door was battered In. A brief ex
amination of the body showed it would
be useless to call an ambulance.
Barbee left no notes in explanation of
his act. According to relatives he had
never hinted that he contemplated sui
cide and his "children, most of whom
are married, say they cannot assign a
cause for his act, Hla wife died about
a year ago.
Barbee was last seen when he arose
from the. breakfast table. lie said he
irit i" na was going upstairs to rest
Sofia, Oct. 22. An official de
spatch from the headquarters of
the Bulgarian arm- to-night gives
the number of Bulgarian dead in
the fighting at Kirk-Kilisseh near
Adnanople as 20,000 and the nun-
ber of wounded at 4,000.
Euxinogran Castle, on the Black
Jsea, the summer home of the
Czar of Bulgaria, was entirely de
stroyed by the fire of the Turkish
fleet yesterday. The castle was
built by King Ferdinand's prede
cessor, .trince Alexander of Bat-tenburg.
The Bulgarian port of Kavarna
was also badly damaced bv the
bombardment.
Belgrade, Oct. Ji-Omclal dispatches
to-night report the capture by the Sec
ond Servian Army of the town of
Kotschaka, less than fifty miles east of
the borders which dominate the railroad
at Salonika. Government officials re
gard the victory as of great strategical
importance, as the Servians will now be
able to gain possession of the railroad
and facilitate the movement northward
of the Greek forces penetrating Turkey
j from the south.
The Servian army advancing on
Pristhlna along the River Iber fought a
sanguine engagement yesterday with a
host of Arnaut volunteers and ten com
panies of Turkish troops. The Serbs
finally forced 'an entrance to the pass,
and driving the opposing forces before
them advanced to the plains of Koesevo.
'Reports from commanding-offlcers state
that the Turks are massacrlngythe In
habitants of the towns which they
evacuate. .,
One hundred and fifty wounded Ser
vians were brought to this" city to-day
from the front.
Bulgarians and Serbs, 300,000 strong, reached point twelve
miles from Adrianople and prepare for assault or siege of his
torical Turkish stronghold.
Turks massacre 150 peasants at Girneno.
Greek war vessels bombard Turkish port of Prevesa at en
trance to Gulf of Arta.
Greeks land troops near Katarina, seventy miles from Sa
loniki, Turkish stronghold.
Greeks complete occupation of Island oLemnos, near m (juth
of Dardanelles.
- . Greeks' capture,' important towns of piiisihaUkMdElasona;-'
the Turks lea Vintr behind mfat nuantitics nfammimih'nn in Owrl
Kru. v. -. ? - - - " r-.
j- ine Servians, advancing in three divisions, close in on Uskub
and prepare for final assault to-morrow.
King Peter moves headquarters f of Servian army to Nisch,
forcing war correspondents to stay behind.
Chancellories of powers prepare to open negotiations for
peace following the battle of Adrianople.
Turks abandon several Macedonian towns, killing school,
church, and municipal officials.
T. R. BACK AT
SAGAMORE HILL
Colonel Not Exptcted to Suffer
Any III Effects from Long
Train Journey.
Washington Greeks fa
Go to Join the Army
Fifty Greeks, who yet owe allegiance
to their fatherland both aa soldiers and
as'cltlxens. will leave Washington to
night to Join ttie Grecian Army engaged
In the war of the allies against Turkey.
The roen.ywho are members of the re
serve cprps of the Grecian army, have
been summoned home to take up' arms,
and they go eagerly. The Grecian gov
ernment pays their expenses. They will
stll from New York for a Grecian port.
POWHtS IEQOTIATE
POl'SETTLEMEUT
Paris. Octv a The chancellories nt h.
powers to-day renewed negoUatlons for
It is believed he turned on the .. ,S ?.Tf'"c"J5' "'-"" 7"r ? lne Balkans.
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. u. ui iim..ib uejeaiea at Adrla-
cut his wrist shortly after he locked
himself In the room. The nolle f
ess flowing from two Jets. A certificate
of death In accordance with the facts
was Issued by Coroner Nevltt
Tfce Great Frederick (H.) Fair, Oeto-
Tickets good going on all Baltimore
and Ohio trains Oct. a to 25; valid for
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flnaUy broken-end It.they are victorious.
Berrta,-Greeee. and Bulgaria will be will
ing to atop fighting. The Montenegrins
would -not consent to a settlement, it Is
believed, but the Montenegrins alone are
not considered seriously. t Many diplo-mata.'-however.
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Oyster Bay, N. T., Oct. a After his
Jostling 24-hour ride from Chicago, CoL
Roosevelt rested easily to-night at baga
more Hill, although fretting over the
quiet he must endure in the thick of a
bristling campaign. When the colonels
physicians left him at dusk they gave
oat this bulletin. Impressing their In
sistence that Roosevelt devote himself
to solid rest:
Col. Roosevelt has stood the Journey
well, but, of course. Is tired. The wound
Is still wide open and oozing serum.
Rest and quiet are essential to him, to
avoid possibilities of wound Infection.
He will be able to see no one to-night
While CoL Roosevelt Is extremely anx
ious to take up the work of the cam-
palgnwe are not willing to .say at this
time that that will be possible,
(feigned) Joseph A. Blake, George E.
Brewer, Alexander S. Lambert, and
Scurry I Terrell."
Suffers from Fatigue.
This bulletin seemed to Indicate that
the colonel, after his long trip, had lost
ound, but the phvslclans to whom two.
Dr. Blake and Dr. Brewer, of New York,
were added to-day, explained that the
only change In the wounded man's con
dition was utter fatigue. Tht, they
said, was a natural consequence of the
shaky ride on me train, ut. jjunoert,
pinned down to a quesUon. as to whether
the former President might be obliged to
forego the contemplated speech at Madi
son Square Garden a week from to-,
morrow night, said: "That la something
to be decided later. We don't know yet
that he can -make that speech, but we
hope so.- It depends on bow fast he re
cuperates." "Does the danger from infection
gravely menace him?" was asked.
"No. I should say tne danger is about
gone." replied., the surgeon, "but he
needs watching." " j
Before the evening bulletin was an
nounced, the physicians gave out one
early In the afternoon, expressing the
belief that the colonel might be in shape
within a week to resume his speeches.
"Grades Townspeople
The stricken Bull Moose leader reach
ed Sagamore, Hill at 10.30 this morning
after a run from New York. In a special
train composed of his private car And
one filled with members! of hla rtartv.
The colonera townapeopUVln Oyster Bay
had arranged for a warm- home-coming
lor mm. out ut. umMRJ along "with
Drm. Blake and Brewer.., mirgeona who
were called In to see tle fcrmer Presi-
f.rW e U-V tnW lasJiai jim tt-xV
sr .SJi
citement might be too much for him.
So. at the last moment, the cars were
run out to Sjosset. Ave miles from Ojs
ter Bay. and from there the colonel was
conveied In an automobile to Sagamore
urn.
The colonel, thoroughly tired from the
LU-j-miie Jaunt, climbed rather un-
"teadily out of the car and walked to
me auto, a slim crowd greeted him
with a wave of hats as he clambered
into me machine. The colonel smiled
His face was paler than when he left
v.nicago ana he seemed considerably
, r. jira. itoosevelt. Miss Ethel.
the Bull Moose chief with the others of
nis party following In automobiles.
Has Guard Removed.
Once at Sagamore Hill the colonel
walked upstairs to his room'and went
to bed. While he would not admit it.
the colonel was clearly exhausted. Soon
after he was tucked between the sheets
the former Preldent fell asleep, and did
not awaken until noon, when he called
iur juncn.
Til be all right to-morrow." chirped
the colonel, cheerfully.
The Roosevelt family set up a guard
of oystermen and hands on the colonel's
estate to keep strangers off. The only
ones who got up to the Hill during to
day were immediate members of the
family and the doctors. TnwuH vn.
Jng, when the colonel felt more rested,
he Inquired about the guard on the
premises, and when told It was to stay
all night, he vigorously remonstrated,
maintaining that he did not need any
protection.
So at dusk the guard was withdrawn.
Newspaper men were informed to-night
that the colonel was asleep and com
fortable. The former President would
receive no callers, the hut lor nu ,.ii
Thursday at 'the earliest. In the mean-
uma me surgeons win endeavor to keep
his mind from politics.
Roosevelt sent all the doctors back to
New York late this afternoon savinr h
wanted them to let him alone. Dr. Lam-
Deri wm can on him to-morrow.
Ornfi County 6m. Jury
. NiMs Lawyer fir Mrs.
Sziko's Diatl.
Goshen. N. T.. Oct 22. The Orann
County grand Jury to-day Indicted Bur
ton W. Gibson for murder In the, first
degree In connection with the death of
Rosa Menschlk Szabo In Greenwood
Lake on July IS last In his cell at the
Goshen Jail the accused lawyer received
tne aewa almost Joj fully.
1 bad indulged hopes," said he. "that
the grand' Jury would Ignore the bill, but
i is oeiier aa it is. I don-t believe there
are any twelve Jurymen In the land who
will convict me on the case framed by
u prosecution. There Is no case
against me. We shall be able to show
on the evidence of the Bute's own wit
nesses that I am innocent"
Gibson believes he wiU be able to turn
to his own advantage the damaging tes-
umon- 01 ur. otto H. Bchultxe. the
coroner's physician who performed the
autopsy on the body of Rose Szabo and
declared that the results showed the
woman had died of strangulation.
Talks ef Trstlasoay.
"Analyze the evidence as It was pre
sented at the hearing." said Gibson to
day. "Only the testimony of Sehultzs
waa Important aa scoring against me at
all. AH the other witnesses were actu
ally in my favor. We proved by those
witnesses. If you will recall, that Mrs.
Bitter waa not strangled In h. k..
And then, what? Mr. Elder put to the
doctor a. question as to how she cnui.r
be strangled In the water, tn whioh n.
Sehultxe replied that It was so improba
ble as to be almost unbelievable. What
then. Is leffof the case against me? If
she wasn't strangled In the boat and
couldn't have been strareled in th. .-
ter. the strangulation theory fans down
altogether.
"Idld all that I possibly could to save
'" "un. niujv.i losing my own life
In the attempt: but here I am My law
practice la ruined, my whole future is
under a cloud, however. thl ea t..
out I have got to begin life all over
again. And that Is the feature that is
worrying me."
Gibson was told that If he wn rr
of the murder charge be would probably
have to face an Indictment In New
York County for DerJurv. (nn.n. t,a
conspiracy in connection with his effort
to get control of the Szabo estate, which.
-...v. ,. a muTO ojbu as me motive ror
the murder.
I have heard about that." h j
plied. "I shall not run inv. Tv.
I am free here I shall go to New York
at once and submit myself to what they
have In store for me."
Gibson has been taklnsr a liwv.r'i in.
teresVln the Rosenthal case and does
noi.-Tjeiieve mat a conviction can..
wcvrcu ui oexaerv uemng fni
BELIEVE CLASH
AT VERA CRUZ
HAS OGGURREft
Officials of State BtpartpMl
Hii. it Likely flat Batfli '
Is New ii Prefiiss.
r
DECIDES THE FATE OF DIAZ
UiitMl Staffs ChsiI Ciiafe.Pr
pans flifHi forAMrictii
in TrHilt 1m.
That a battle took place yesterday be
tween Mexican Federals and rebels at
Vera Cruz Is the belief here, fonowlnal
the receiptor dispatches announcing thai
the Federal commander bad served noJ
tlce that he Intended to attack the cltyi
within twenty-four hours. Upon this?
battle will depend. It Is believed heraj
the fate of Gen. Diaz's attempt to over-!
inrow the axadero government I
United States Consul Canada baa reJ
ported to the State Department the reJ
u,t m cumraumcaiions Detween him ana)
oen. Beltran. commander of the Fed
erals, regaraing arrangements lor the
Hieguaroing ot lire and property of non
combatants and forelcners In tha rl
during the expected nshtinrr. Th m-
dltlons obtained by Consul Canada and
the other foreign consuls in Vera Crua
are reported by the State Department aa
nooui as satisfactory as could be ex.
pected under the circumstances.
Gen. Beltram has arreeri tn rn-t aa
places v of asylum and refuge certain'
buildings which have been designated.
and has recommended that Americana
leave tne city before the fighting -begins.
In a note to Consul Canada, at noon
Monday, he pledged himself not to be
gin an attack until at least twentv-fntn-
hours after the American Consul, who la
clso dean of the Consular Corps, had re-
ceiveo. nis letter. In this note Gen. Belt
ran expressed satisfaction at the pres-
ine oi me united states cruiser Dea
Moines in the harbor or Vera Crux.
Refonp for Americans.
It is understood at the Department of
State that there will be sufficient room onl
board fhe Des Moines for all Americana!,
who care to take refuge there. Com-!
mander Hughes telegraphed this after-l
noon that he had moved the Des .Moines;
up.to'the Vera Crus mole, where" he win!
remain for the present -He" has" taken I
under bls-pratectlon a French steamer
which Is tn the harbor. Jt. is unr-n-.J
murder sen-ttons ne expressed . bBF1 tnat a G-rman steamshipfs alsol
11m9 I. ft. Ihh.u.amma a t.-. n. 'rin lli tiarh. aw.A -ftr .. l 1
present. In case any Germans care tot
take refuge aboard her during the fight-'
lief In the Innocence of Albert T. Jri'
rick as well as that of Roland B. Moll
neaux. Though eager for an early trial. It li
not believed in Goshen that Gibson wlH
face aijury much before Decemljer when
a new terra of court will be eontened by
Justice Tompkins In Newburgh. The de
fendant will be arranged in Gash.n to
morrow morning for formal plehd'iig to
the Indictment
Ing.
Commander Hughes reports that thei
city of Vera Crux Is in perfect order,
though there Is much uneasiness over'
the fact of the Impending battle.
Practically no Information Is obtainable
here regarding the strength of the oppos-'
Continued on Page Two.
Jack Johnson Denounced
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"i4i Outcast of the Colored Race"
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Capital Negroes Indignant
MABEL HUE DIES
IN GOTHAM HOME
Vaudeville Actresi and Wife of
Mike DQnlin. Ball Player,
Passes Away.
New York.. Oct 22 Mabel HIte. well
known as a vaudeville actress and as the
wife of Mike Donlln. baseball player for
the Giants and Pittsburg Pirates, died
w ia aiiernoon in ner nome, at 516
west lllth Street
Miss Hlte had been In poor health for
more than year. Last June she war oper
ated on for an Intestinal cancer, and for
many dais was at the point of death.
After the operation she did not rally and
resorted -to Christian Science treatment
which seemed to Improve her health for
a iime. iteqenuy tne same trouble re
asserted itself, but another operation waa
not-deemed safe, and for several weeks
the. physicians have bad no hope. SepU-
Bltterly denouncing" Jack Johnson,
heavyweight champion. whoe efforts to
retain possession of Lucille Cameron, the
pretty Minneapolis girl, have aroused
the entire country, one thouand colored
c'tlzens held a mass meeting In Cosmo
politan Baptist Church last night and
adopted vitriolic rcolutlon. branding
the pugilist as an outcast of the race
and "unworthy of the name Man."
"It is the abhorrent thought" the reso
lutions read, "that we view the out
rageous and unmanly act of Jack John
son In giving shelter to a young white
woman and openly professing his regard
for her to the end of looking forward to
marital relations, notwithstanding the
odium attending that of the late Mrs.
Johnson, and the utter disregard for the
Inclinations and respect of nearly twelve
millions of his fellows of his own race.
"Resolved, That the colored citizens of
Washington here assembled put our
selves on record as being unalterably op
noM to J. Arthur Johnson appearing
any longer before the American public
on the stare or in the ring as champion
cf an) thing, but do brand him as un
worthy of the name -uan.
That Jack Johnson Is now, and for
ever shall be. repudiated by all self-respecting
black men and women of the
world because of his conduct in Chicago
k)f recent date." .
The resolutions were ottered by Kev.
S. P. W. Drew, pastor of the church.
Repeated rumors, that Johnson had
ben shot threats to lynch him freely
circulated, and Incipient race riots, sig
nify the extent of the bitter feelings ex
isting In Chicago caused , by Johnson a
altered abduction of Lucille Cameron.
The women of Chicago are determined
to drive Johnson from tne city ana:
Major Hirrison may close the negro'
notorious resort
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CHICAGO'S CUT COUNCIL
'WOULD EEV0KE LICENSE
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Chicago, Oct 21 The City Council,
aroused by the reports of the slurs
which he has cast on Chicacn woman
hood, to-nlgbt unanimously adopted a
resolution recommending that Mayor
Carter Harrison revoke the- saloon li
cense of Jack Johnson's 150,000 cafe In
West Thlrty-flrst Street
The resolution recommended that not
only Johnson's license be revoked, but
that City Council -see that he was prose
cuted on the white slave and all other
charges pending against him.
Mayor Harrison said that if the in
vestigation he -wss making established
the fact that Johnson had violated the
law, he would take the action recom
mended by. the Council. The resolution
was passed by a viva voce vote, while
tne crowded gauery cheered.
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grand Jury which began an Inquiry to
determine whether in his affairs with)
white women he has overstepped thai
prohibition of the white slave act '
Lucille Cameron, the pugilist's nine-,
teen-year-old white companion, after-be-f
Ing questioned for an hour, staggered'
from the grand Jury. room. In a state
bordering on collapse. v , '
During the examination of the Cam
eron girl It was not established that
Johnson caused her to come to Chicago
and the Investigation has been broad
ened to Include Johnson's relations with
other women.
Before going to the grand Jury room
the girl effected at least a partial rec
onciliation with her mother and prom
ised ber that she would "give up" her
negro sweetheart and tell the whole
jruth.
Charles,' E. Erbsteln, counsel for the
girl's mother, Mrs. Cameron-Falconet,
received many offers of fresh evidence I
against Johnson, A telegram dated I
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