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Yesterday's Circulation, 45,152.
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1013.
Twenty Pages.
PRICE ONE CENT.
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POLICE LEARN
DEAD
FIREMAN
E
Suicide Carried Weapon to
Brewery Last Sunday of
Life, They Claim.
NO OTHER LIGHT
ON WEBSTER DEATH
Mystery of Supposed Cremation in
Brewery Furnace Unsolved
By Inquest.
While but little light was shed on
the mystery ot tho supposed crema
tion of the body ot Arthur A. Web
ster In a furnace at the National
Capital Brewery, followed by the
dramatic suicide ot Lentlo L. Jett, a
fireman at the brewery, and the last
person with whom Webster was seen
,, alive, by the examination of wit
guesses at the inquest at the District
morgue today, the police obtained In
formation which may have an Im
portant bearing upon tho case.
Central Office Detectives Bauer and
CornVell 'learned today that, several
hours before Jett ended his life at
his home last Sunday night,, he was
at the brewery and had a revolver in
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Helper Saw Pistol.
The revolver was seen protruding from
till pocket by a helper by the name of
Murray. Murray thought It was a bottle
nnd taking hold of It was surprised to
And that It was a revolver.
"What are you going to do with thatT"
he asked Jett."
"Oh, I Just thought I would put It In
my pocket," Jett replied. "It belongs to
a friend of mine."
Just prior to this occurrence, Web-
,., .tkar hnri hfn tfl Mf.fl hftTl find
u.i with him in tell him where hi
son was. The revolver was the same
one with which Jett blew hie brolna out
two hours later, and with which the
police say Mrs. Jett's first husband had
committed suicide.
Detectives say that there Is no doubt
Jett contemplated aulclde all of Sunday,
and, while he may not have had any
knowledge of Webster's disappearance,
they believe he feared arrest and In-
tended killing himself had he been ap
proached by a policeman.
Courtroom Crowded.
Long before the Inquest, was start
ed, the little court room at the Dis
trict morgue was crowded with rela
tives and friends of both Jett and
Webster. There was some delay In
getting started and It was nearly 12
"clock before Detective Frank Bur.
of the Central Office, the first wit
ness, was called to the stand. He
told the Hstory of the case as he had
found It from his Investigation with
his partner. Detective CornwelL
Webster, he said, had been reported
to tho police as missing on September
19. He had been away from homo
two days. Two other detectives had
Investigated the man's disappearance
and Detective Baur was called Into
the case after It had been Intimated
Webstor had been murdered and his
body cremated In the furnace at tho
brewery.
Last Tuesday the two detectives
went to the biewerv and on the
bricks where Webstor had last been
seen sitting behind the boiler they
found several blood spots, lhe same
afternoon the detectives had the fur
nace raked out and found about half
a bushel of human bones. They also
found a 10-cent piece, a penny, several
shoe eyelets, nails, a nugget of Iron
or steel believed to have, been a knife
or key melted by the intense heat,
nnd a beer opener among the ashes.
Failed to Find Box Seat.
"Webster.," the detectives said, "wus
apposed to have last been seen alive
sitting on a box by the door of this
furnace."
Th.5 detective said he also had made
a search for tho box Webster was
(Continued on Seventh Page)
'WEATHER REPORT. l
vnnrCABT FOR TUB DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and Saturday.
TEMPERATURES.
u. a. bureau. I affleck's.
8 a. m e
9 a. m m
8 a, m, 62
9 a. m 67
10 a. m 0
11 a. m 72
12 noon 77
1 p. m 78
2 p. m 7S
10 a. in 73
11 a. m 73
12 noon M
1 p. m 87
2 p. m t7
TIDE TABLE.
Today High tide at 1:19 a. m. and 1:51
p. m.; low tide. B-15 a. m and 8:17 p. m
Tomorrow High tide, 2.27 a. m. and
3:03 p. m.; low tide, 9.25 a. m. and 9,40
p. m.
SUN TABLE.
Bun rises 5.58 Sun set 5.53
FIFTEEN LDST
AS LINER HITS
4
A
British Naval Craft Rammed
In Fog by the
Amerika.
SURVIVOR TELLS
HE SANK A MILE
Accident In English Channel Dur
ing Maneuvers Only Slight
ly Damages Steamer.
DOVER, England, Oct. 4. Tho
British BUbmarlno B-2 was rammed
by the Hamburg-American liner
Amerika In a fog whllo maneuvering
In the English channel oft Goodwin
Sands today, and was sunk: with the
loss of fifteen lives.
The only survivor was Lieutenant
Bulleyen, second in command, who
had a miraculous escape from death.
He was found by the crew of another
submarine, exhausted, and clinging
to a piece ot wreckage
After being revived he told a re
markable story.
"When the B-2 was struck, the
sharp prow of tho liner out her in.
-I r'Was" xlrleTawnwatcffer
what seemed at least a mile. I
thought I would never stop descend
ing. My lungs filled with water and
I was In excruciating agony. I
thought I never would reach tho
surface."
Wreck Due To Fog.
- The accident occurred at 6 o'clock In
the momlng.whlle the B-2 was maneu
vering with other ships of the channel
squadron. The weather was foggy, and
It was because of this that the accident
occurred.
The B-2 had Just risen to the surface
when the Amerika loomed above her.
The vessels were so close that It was
too late for either to take measures to
prevent a collision.
Although the Amerika was going only
at about half speed on account of the
haze, the Impact so great that the
sharp prow clove the shell of the sub
marine, and the latter Instantly filled
and sank.
The Amerika stood by after the col
lision, and boats wero lowered to pick
up survivors. At tho same time she
signaled the other vessels of the sub
marine fleet that an accident had oc
curred. Boats Search Waters.
Although tho liner's boats searched
the waters for two hours, they found
no one.
Manv of the passengers on tho liner
nere still asleep In their berths when
the accident took place. When the Im
pact occurred many rushed upon deck,
fearing that the vessel was In dangor.
Thev were calmed by the officers.
The bow plates ot the Amerika were
slightly damaged by the collision.
TRAIN FROM CAPITAL
WRECKED; TWO DEAD
Express From Washington to At
lanta in Collision in Georgia.
Several Are Injured.
I ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 4. The mall and
I express train from Washington for At
I lanta, on the Southern railway, was
I wrecked at Cornelia early today. Two
men were killed and a half a dozen In
jured. I no engine ana maw ana express cars
were overturned, but the passenger cars
remained on the tracks
The dead: J, M. Costner, Atlanta; Ed.
Simpson, colored, fireman, Atlanta,
MISTAKEN FOR SLEUTH
MAN IS SHOT DEAD
BUFFALO, N. T., Oct. i -Mistaken
for railroad detectives In the Lake
Shore yards at Lackawanna early to
day, Howard E. Belles, of Reading, Pa ,
woh murdered by car bursters, while his
companion, Roland Webber, alio ot
Reading, escaped with his life bv drop.
Dine and lolllnn beneath a car.
Both Belles and Webber were former
Philadelphia and Readme trainmen,
nnd were on their way to Chicago.
Walking through the yards thev noticed
a freight car that had been forced
open. Almost Immediately they weio
held at the points of revolvers and ac
cused of being detectives.
One of the robbels who had been
tanftlnir with his gun Pointed nt Web
ber wheeled and, putting his rco!vor
to Relies ureasi. nreu. uenos leu ueau.
The robbers escaped.
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COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT and JOHN McGRATH, Hii Secretary, on the 'Way to the Senate Investigating
Committee. Mr. McOrath Is Carrying the Big Containing Letters Introduced by the Former President.
AMEitEBE!G
E
L;DE
Admiral Southerland in Final
Stand To Take Zeledon
And End Revolt.
Rear Admiral Southerland, with a
large force ot Marines and Blue
jackets, todav began to end the revo
lution in Nicaragua.
Exasperated at the tardiness of tho
government troops In crushing the
revolt, the admiral yesterdav demand
ed that General Zuledon. who la en
trenched with 800 men at Barranca
Hill, surrender.
The Navy Department today receiv
ed no further news of the battle, but
It Is known that the Americans aie
fighting and are using the machine
guns taken from the warships at Cor-
into.
Admiral southerland did not begin
operations until General Zeledon had
refused the terms of surrender offer
ed htm by President Dlas. Bar
ranca Hill, where Zeledon Is entrench
ed. Is one of two hills between which
the railroad passes, uotn mils are
fortified and menace tho railroad
The goernmcnt force, which amounts
to about 3.000 men, haa bombarded the
hill since September 27, without any def
inite results.
Whon Admiral Southerland learned
that the federals were unable to
take the hllU, and as the Inhabitants of
Masaya are on the verge of starvation,
he sent an officer under a flag of trueo
to Zeledon's headquarters to demand
that he surrender.
The admiral. In the meantime, had
sent tn Managua for re-enforcements,
and he had more than 1,000 troopers on
hand to enforce his demand that Zele
don lay down his arms
When Admiral Southerland sent his
last mesage he expected that his force
would have to fight for several days
before cruihlng the rebels and routing
them from their stronghold In the hills
The rebels under den Juan Iritis at
JInotcpe tried to break through the fed
eral lines at Masaya yesterday and Join
Zeledon on Barranca hill, but they were
repulsed, and the federal troops, pur
suing the advantage gained, took the
town at 1 o'clock this morning, after
twelve hours of fighting.
The entire rebel force was captured
with guns, ammunition, and supplies.
Pleads Not Guilty
Of Robbing Clerks
Charles p. Robinson, a fiscal agent
and promoter, arrested on a charge of
gelllnir Tieasury Department clerks
valueless stock In a corporation which
Robinson promoted, was arraigned to
day In Criminal Court, No. 1, before
Justice Stafford.
Robinson, who appeared unconcerned,
and not nt all III at case, pleided rot
guilty, T'ls case will be called up for
trial shortly.
FLIER WRECKED;
FIFTEEN PERISH
IN BURNING
Fifty Others Injured' When
New Haven Express
Jumps Track.
. WESTPORT. Corin.. Oct. t Fifteen
persons are dead and fifty Injured In a
wreck of the Springfield express. New
York bound from Boston, over the New
Tork, New Haven and Hartford rail
road, near here last evening.
The great majority of the desd were
burned alive tn the wreckago of tho
flimsy wooden Pullman cars, which took
fire Immediately after the crash.
Plunging along at a speed of sixty
miles an hour, the train took a siding
switch by accident, and was ditched.
Immediately afterward the locomotive
boiler exploded.
The bodies of seven passengers, most
of them women, were taken from the
charred debris, burned beyond recogni
tion. It Is believed that many more
victims are still within the ruins.
Battle to Save Women,
Following is the list of dead, so far
as the have been reported:
Mrs. James C. Brady, daughter-in-law
of Anthony E. Brady, of Albany,
N. Y.
Miss Jessie Hamilton, sister of Mrs.
Brady.
Mrs, E. P. Qavltt, alio a daughter of
Mr. Brady.
Engineer Clark, Fireman Moker, and
two unidentified bodies,
The Injured Mrs. James A. Garfield,
arm broken; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. WSde,
of Indianapolis, ribs broken; James
Apts, through baggageman, brulred
and cut about head, not dangerously;
Miss Marlon Knight, Injured Internally,
Philip James, of Lake Forest, III.,
head and hands cut and bruised; Mrs.
Philip James, of same town, cut on
leg, fingers, and arm cut; E. L. Hill,
of Philadelphia, cut on heed and right
arm.
Mr. Franklin, of South Framlngham.
Mass , taken to Morvralk Hospital; Mrs.
Anderson, address unknown, bruised
and shaken up.
F. B, Cleveland, por'er, of Drookljn,
N, Y., and Ji D. Silvia, porter, Cam
bridge, Mass.
Mall Clerk Wheeler Injured danger
ously. It Is known that the train was seven
minutes late. It was bring run at a
speed greatly In excess of the rules laid
down by the authorities after a t.lii'1-
tGonUBUsd on Fourth Page.)
wor.9-&.r.v-y- otsctc
TWELVE ALLEGED
SAY NOT GUILTY
Further Effort Made to Delay
Trial After Two and
Half Years.
After two and one-half years of un
successful effort to beat the Indictments
against them for bocketshopplng, twelve
alleged proprietor of bucketshops in the
District appeared In Criminal Court.
No. 1, before Justice Stafford today and
entered pleas of not guilty. Further
effort to delay actual trial of the cases
In which twelve other men besides this
dozen are Involved wan made evident
by the motion ot counsel for the de
fendants for leave to tile a motion for
a bill ot particulars. Pleas of not
guilty were entered.
Among the twelve who appeared were
Louis and Agelo Cello, ot St. Louis, and
Samuel A. Adler and C. A. Tlllls, of
New York, who fought the Indictments
successfully before Justice Wright In
Criminal Court, but lost when the Gov
ernment took the matter to the Court of
Appeals.
A glittering array of counsel appeared
when the defendants were arraigned.
The Government waa represented by
United States Attorney clarenco R.
Wilson and Special Assistant Attorney
General Uruco BHaskl. For the defend
ants were present S. S Field, of Balti
more; Henry E. Davis, A. S. Worthlng
ton, J, H. Ralston, John E. Laskey, and
George p. Hoover.
Mr, Field appeared for Virgil P. Ran
dolph, of Albemarlo county, Va.; Henry
M. Randolph, W, B. Price, C. T. Moore
head, Edward Welden, James A. An
derson, Edward Everett Taylor, and
Thomas A. Campbell, all residents or
former residents of Baltimore, With the
exception of Campbell these were
among the tweleve who pleaded.
The motion to allow a motion for a
trial of particulars to be filed later was
upheld by Justice Stafford, but he al
lowed only ten days in which It may be
demanded of the Government,
More than one Indictment rests against
several of the defendants, but trial s
likely to take place on one true, bill
only.
The cases arose out ot the raids made
In April, 1910. Since then the matter
'has diagged because ot the attacks on
"fhs-lndlctments In Criminal court and
bi the appeal to the District Court of
Appeals.
DEMANDS PENROSE
BE UNSEATED FOR
IMPROPER ACTION
Surprised at Morgan's Testimony Regarding
Donations, as He Thought Morgan
Interests Against Him in 1904.
COLONEL APPEARED EAGER
. TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
WHAT ROOSEVELT DID AS WITNESS
AT CAMPAIGN FUND INVESTIGATION
Arrived at Senatorial committee rooms in Capital at 9:45 o'clock, 15 min
utes early.
Produced letter to George R. Sheldon, Republican treasurer in 1908, urg
ing him not to accept contributions from Archbold, Harriman, or others
who might be prosecuted by Government.
Showed letter to George B. Cortelyou, Republican treasurer in 1904, tell
ing him to return any contribution from Standard Oil Company. Also
showed telegrams instructing him to comply with orders.
Declared there is no evidence against him except hearsay.
Reads letter to show his relations with Harriman were not improper.
Demanded that HlUes, McCoombs, and other candidates' campaign man
agers be called aswitneisn.
"AgTetd with view of Senator Dixon
Deaanded that Penrose be putted from Senate.
By JUDSON 0. WELLIVEB.
Theodore Roosevelt spentt today before the Clapp
committee investigating campaign contributions.
He entered a detailed, sweeping and specific) denial of
all charges that campaign contributions had been raised
for him in 1904 by dint of giving assurances of special favor
or consideration.
He declared that Edward H. Harriman did not raiso
a fund of $250,000 for Colonel Roosevelt, or at Roosevelt
request, or for the use of the nationnl committee in pro
moting Roosevelt's election.
On the contrary, he demonstrated from tho record, from
his official letter files, and from the testimony that his own
enemies have given, that Harriman bamo to Roosevelt seek
ing money, instead of Roosevelt going to Harriman for it.
He showed that Harriman was deeply interested In the election of
Frank Hlgglns as governor ot New York. It was conceded that Roose
velt would bo elected President, but thero was grave doubt If HlRglna
could be 'pulled through for governor.
In this exigency Harriman came to Roosevelt, first asking (or an
appointment to do so. He explained the needs of the New York State
campaign, and said that he (Harriman) had borne bo much ot Its expense
that he could bear no more. The national committee, Harriman said,
was In funds nnd was able to help the State committee, but would not.
So Harriman besought Roosevelt to Intercede with Chairman Cortel
you and Treasurer Bliss, ot the national committee, and get them to halo
out the State committee.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE AIDED NEW Y.ORK.
This Mr. Roosevelt did, and the result
was that the national committee as
sisted In raising that special fund, for
use In the State campaign. This Is pre
cisely what J. Plerpont Morgan testi
fied, on yesterday, was his understand
ing of the purpose of the Harriman
fund. He explained It precisely as did
Colonel Roosevelt.
Colonel Roosevelt took up and ana
lysed and explained the charges against
himself by Senator Penrose and John
D. "Archbold, of the Standard Oil Com
pany. In effect, he declared that they
were answered by their own testimony.
They testified that they tried to Induce
the Administration, tn consideration of
campaign contributions, to grant spe
cial favor and Immunity to tho Stand
ard Oil Company. This they did not
get. They wanted the Bureau of Cor
portlons to discontinue Investigation of
the corporation; but the Investigation
was not discontinued.
Charge Bliss With Blackmail.
Mr. Archbold, said Colonel Roosevelt,
In effect charged that Treasurer Bliss
tried to blackmail him. Archbold did
not complain of that; he did complain
of falling to get the Immunity that he
Imagined he was paying for.
"I could not Injure Standard Oil, so
long as It was violating no law," said
Colonel RooBevelt with much emphasis.
"It was as safe from me as a peaceful
cltlsen In the street. I had no way to
be hostile unless they did wrong. The
only purpose then, ot seeking my favor.
'.
that operations V commI)terdlju,
must have been to secure the corpora
tion against Government actios It It had
violated the law.
"I have been a police commllnn,r'
and I want to say that If It wero proved
that a policeman had given to a law
breaker such advice as Penrose gave to
Archbold in this matter, I should drive
that man from the force Instantly.
"And I want to say, here and now.
that I hold that the Senate should
throw Senator Penrose out of the Sen
ate on his own statement In this mat
ter." That was how Colonel Roosevelt put
It up to the Senate In the matter nt
Penrose.
Discusses Relation With Morgan,
Then he took up his relations with
tho house of Morgan. He declared that
until J, Plerpont Morgan testified on
Thursday, he nover knew that Mr. Mor
gan had contributed to tho Roosevelt
fund In lOOt. On the contrary, he had
always supposed that Mr. Morgan wuS
hostile to film at that time. And fur
this assumption he explained his rea
sons. During his first Administration, he
recalled, he started the prosecution ot
the Northern Securities merger, In
which Mr. Morgan was deeply Intn
ested. During that tlrst Administra
tion, too, he Interposed und settlxl
the anthracite strike. He had undti
stood that Mr. Morgan was offended
with him for doing this.
Because of these two clashes be
tween the first Roosevelt AdmlnlstiH
tlon and the Morgan Interests, Mr.
Roosevelt has assumed and under
stood that Mr. Morgan was hostile
to him, and opposed to his je-electlon.
And, he told the committee, he never
know anything to the contrary until'1
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