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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912
Police Declare Webster Mur
der Evidence Was Sufficient
While" the findings of a coroner's jury
ha&,o(flclally declared the human bones
ntked from the combustion chamber of
a 'furnace at the National Capitol brew
efy'o. be 'those of Arthur A, Webster,
a navy yard mechanic, and held that
Lentle U Jett, fireman at the brewery,
and the last person with whom Webster
vjis'seen alive, was responsible for the
crime, the details of the manner In
which Webster met his death and the
subsequent 'cremation of his body are
still as much of a mystery aa ever.
The eyldence on which the Jury ren
dered Us verdict was purely circum
stantial. The police assert, however,
that, had not Jett ended his own life
last Sunday night, the evldenco against
him was such that he would have been
arrested arid charged with the murder
'On the oher hand, It waa pointed out
today that If Jett had not committed
suicide Webster's hones would nrobablv
niver have been found, and his disap
pearance would have been classed ai
The last chapter In what the police
remtrd as one. of the most unusual
double tragedies In the District will
lin written Monday morning, when" the
little pile of bones, all that is mortal
of Arthur A. Webster, will be burled
In congressional Cemetery,
'1 he services will be conducted byb the
Itev. Clarence IS. Wheeler, pastor of
the Church of the Holy Comforter. A
wife and three children survive Web
ter. They will be taken care of by
Charles A, Webster, father of the
Funeral services for Jett were con
ducted at Fredericksburg, Va., yester-
t' Kurlal was made In the cemetery
of Zlon Church
The theory which the police have
evolved from their Investigation of the
case end strengthened by the testimony
of witnesses at the Inquest yesterday,
K tlMt the killing of Webster by Jett,
aa declared by the coroner's Jury, was
rot premeditated. They believe the two
men, both of whom had been drinking,
cot into an altercation. Tliev believe
that Jett, If he actually was responsible
for the crime, picked up an Iron bar,
urench, or some other heavy Instru
ment from the workbench In the boiler
room and struck Webster over the head,
f'll'itllng or possibly killing him out
rluht. fearful of the consequences. It Is be
llied, the man was stuffed Into the
i oor of the combustion chamber of the
' menace In the hone of covering up
the nollce point out that. If things
tnok plnce as they surmise It Is conjec
ture at the best and Jett had kept his
rnrve. he could hate walked oat of a
mi-rt room a free man, even If he had
killed Webster. Tho evidence jester
" nhoned that the suicide could have
trade out a strong case of self-defense
lnxt the man he Is accused of mur
Briefly, the evidence on which the
Jurv based Its findings was as follows:
Jett and Webster were known to have
Girt Missing Twenty-Four
FREEHOLD, If. J, Oct & Mlas.
Ing for npirljr tWntr.four
hours, .Miss-Ilnth-EIr, trrentr.
two-year-old daughter of Dun
lei It. Illy, of Montclalr, a Jfow
York bond dealer, nag found
t car Uie rennsjlranla railroad
station here and retained to her
home by Police Officer. Hnlfc.
The girl, who hag been suffer
Ing from a nervous breakdown,
told the officer that she had
watted all the way from Water
Witch, twenty-fire miles, thing
on apples the picked up on the
ground In roadside orchards.
The girl's father was notified and
took her home.
WILSON FUND GETS
McKENDUEE METHODIST E PISCO PA t
Him. Ave , Ne&r Ninth Ft. N. W.
HEV. U MOHQAN CH AM HERS, Pastor.
11 a. m., flermon by tho pairror. The Lord
Hupjxr. Reception of uty-two member.
8 p. m , sermon Lecture by the paator. Klnt
of two lecture on "Martin Luther, The
Prophet of New FalUi.' ft SO a m. S. 8.
Missionary program. Address by Miss Brums,
(fitter, former Instructor In Carlisle Indian
Hchpol. 7pm., wide awake Epworth Leasue
tntvlce. Tuesday. October Sth, S p m..
Church reception to the new members. Thurs
day, October 10 Inspiring prayer meettny
It-(day, October 11th, 8pm Hans P. Freece.
will lecture on ' The Inside of Mormon Ism
Mr. Freece waa born a Mormon. Ills mother
was a piurai wire, and his father waa an
earty Mormon settler In Salt Lake City. He
commands' International attention Silver of
fer! n at door for this lecture Watch tha
papers for McKendree ' Gospel Cheer Ber
vlc ." 1
Y. M. C. A. Assembly.
"A Man's Work In the Church,"
' Is the unique them, chosen by
, 'REV., JOS. M..AI. GRAY
Ftor his address tomorrow afternoon st the
VOOMO MEN'S CIIItlSTtAN ASSOCIATION.
The address Iv to t given st i p. m. and
will be followed by a
FKIXQWBIUI' TEA AT t O'CLOCK.
Thlr U the first of a series of helpful and
wbolesaroe Sunday afternoon assemblies to t
held under the auspices of tho
VOUNO M KIN'S GHIIISTIAN ASSOCIATION
During the fall and winter.
T. M C A.. I7M O 8T. N. W. 1-
rilUST CONGREGATIONAL. CHURCH, COR.
jikm ivm AnM u ui0. . w., urjv,
SAMUEL. IL WOODROW. D D. I'ASTOR
REV UEWI8 K. FUIIDUM, ASSISTANT
PA8TOR 11.00 a, m , public worship with
serman oy in. pastor, subject, "Arrested
BDIrttual DeveloDment." Muslo bv the Quar
tet and chorus oholr. 9 SO a. m . Sunday
scnooi; i. p m., r. t-. a u is., s p. m
"AN EVENINO WITH THE CHOIR."
had trouble. Webster came to the
brewery and threatened to lick Jett and
pay a fine for.lt
Webster wo last seen sitting- back
of the boiler by the door of the com
bustion chamber from which his bones
were raked. During the early hours of
the morning; the two men had been
talking; In loud tones and It was erldent
they had been quarreling;. Lost Bun
day nlfht Jett committed suicide.
WILL URGE WOMEN
TO BOYCOTT EGGS
Governor Earned Money,
Though, by Writing for
AMES, Iowa., Oct. 6 Despite the
plank In the Democratlo platform pro
hibiting the acceptance by tho cam
paign committee of contributions from
corporations, such a contribution has
boen received, and, strangely cnouKh,
the money was the property of Clov
en or Wilson himself. The amount Is
SSOp. represented by a check sent by
Governor Wilson to tho national com
mittee tht morning.
It aDMirs that some time aso Onv
emor Wilson waa asked .by a mapmlno
to write his views on a political sub
ject. The coventor WTOts the article
and forgot all about It. In the course
of time it waa pnmoa, ana the gov
ernor received a check for 1500 In ta'y.
Ho promptly sent the check back, eay
luifllint he could not accept remunera
tion for any such nerlco. Tho editor
bntlro magaztrio replied the t ho always
paid for articles, iflnrt .that he'must1 In
sist, on tho, governor's, acceptance of the
IIIUIHjy. 'j v ,,, , w
Tho governor. thenrepUed'thnt if 'the
"ill tor saw fit he could contributo1 thu
uui to tna-uemocrmiovcominvwt .tuna,
the box or nor. said .today. ''The check
was made -payable to 'mo. I deposited
It In the bank nnd a.nt mv nrantinl
chock to the c&mpalgn committee for
Criminal Court Will
Run Six Days a -W.eek
Justice Stafford, In Criminal. Court.
No. 1, today announced .tjiat court will
be In session In his department 'sljo.days
each week hereafter, until, he'dhposos
of the unusually-large nuttrber'or cae.
The first five .days will be used la hear
ing; motions and In holding 'trials. On
Saturdays, In the future, sentences ,wll
be Imposed. . ;
A number of cases were begun, today,
the (tret of which being that of Chris
topher C. Speed, a parolod Inmate 'of
tle National Training School for. Boys,
wh.o waa held for sending obscene liters,
turo throuhg the malls v i. ,
Sentence was suspended, 'and'Justtce
Stafford ordered. that arrangements bj
made. If possible, to return theiyouth
to the reformatory. . , ,
10th and D Streets N. El
Head of Housewives' League Tells
Members Price Should Not
Exceed Thirty-five Cents.
NEW TORK. Oct 5. With fresh eggs
soaring around 65 cents and butter so
high that many restaurants are refusing
to supply It unless specially ordered and
rjaM for. the State health commissioner
admitted there aro In the cold-storage-
warehouses or mis Blue ,vuv,uu patinas
of butter, and 120,000 cases of eggs In
excess of the suppply on hand at this
time last year.
Mrs. Julian Heath, president of the
Housewives' League, declares she has
a letter from an egg shipper who says
that fresh eggs, even at the present
high cost of living, should not go above
35 cents prior to Christmas. She has
sent out word to the 60,000 women In
her organization to boycott the egg
market, if there Is a further raise In
Man Wanted Here
Held in Providence
Frederick Healy, wanted In this city
on a charge of nonsupport of a minor
child, waa arrested today In Providence,
It. I., according to a dispatch received
at Police Headquarters from C. S.
Shorter, deputy superintendent of police
The message said Healy had been
turned over to the United States mar.
shal, who would bring him to Washing
ton. Healy was Indicted by the grand
Jurp some time ago.
6, 7 AND 8 ROOM HOUSES
HOT WATER HEAT ELECTRIC LIGHT
$4,500 to $5,000 EACH -
Open and Lighted Until 0 o'Clock.
Come Out This Evening.
II. R. HOWENSTEIN CO., 1314 f St N. W.
Measure the distance and you
will And (hat High View I Bearer
tbe city's business center than
fashionable Dupont Circle.
CI From THE NEIGHBORHOOD
STANDPOINT you canridt
equal the "HIGH VIEW" home
values for less than $5,000.
From the HEALTH STANDPOINT you cannot
eaual the location of "HIGH VIEW" at any. price.
There is only one other elevation in all Washington
equal to it, and that's already occupied by the U. S.
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Hie PERRY STREET PROPERTIES
CHipHT CHUnCU, East WMhlnrton. Rev.
A. H Johns. Rector. Services Sunday, Oc
tober 6. in: Holy Conununlon, 7. SO a. m
Mumlog prayer and Holy Communion, 11 a.
in !Sentonff. 5 p. m.
The rector will be present and officiate at
those servlcea. I
EHIFHANV CIIAl'KU 12th ana a sts. S. W.
Rev. Charles K. Edwards, vicar. Services;
EbUdays. 11 a, m., I p m. Wednesdaya, I
P m 1
The People's Church.
Sl'.NDAV HKIIVICEH will be resumed on Oc.
tober at 11 a m , In Studio Hall. i:i
(onnectlcut ave. N. W. ITof. Thomas E
"V III Hill speak on 'Our National lemple "
A tordlsl welcome Is extended. !
Evangelical Christian Science.
COMMISN'UNU SUNDAY MORNINQ, OCT.
, at 11 o clock at ituuscher s, our Con
necticut ae and I. it , HIHIIOl' Ol.lV Elt C
SAIIIN will dller the nrit of a series of
i: lectures teaching- how tu heal the sick.
These lerturev will be delliered weekly and
ale absolutely free
Commencing Noember 4. st 8 p in , lllshop
Pabln will sTve the first of a series of :.'
lectureu In hie parlors, 1329 M st N. W.. S
kctures delivered each week Thoea wleh
Ins to lake this oiurao iliould make their
arrangements with lllehop Sabln 1
The Secular League.
THE WOIU.DH HAVIOIIH AND HUMAN
SALVATION." subject of address by Hy
Isnd C. Kirk, at p m , l'ythlan Temple, 1)1:
Sth st. Js. W. Sons by I'rof E. c. Kenney.
Seats fne !
THE KinST SPIIHTUAL, CHURCH. I'ythUn
Tunple. 101: tlh st N w first tlor, 7 30
p in , lecture by Dr. William Vernon Decker,
ubjeit, ' Spiritual Fellowship," followed by
im peases b Mrs Julia Warneke. l
HON. J K. RI'THEItrORl), of New Tork
tlty. will delhtr his famous lecture "Whero
Aru the Dead? hYom the Viewpoint of the
Lawyer," at Columbia Theatre at I o'clock
Sunday, Absolutely free,
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HIGH VIEW HOMES
Today "HIGH VIEW" is the most
remarkable section of the entire city
' of Washington. We speak advisably.
There are sections of the city
where homes are more magnificent
but there is no section of the city
enjoying such an era t of prosperity,
in proportion to the income of the
Here is a place where former rent
payers are buying homes buying
them with the same money that was
formerly wasted for rent making an
investment out of a former expense.
Come out to "HIGH VIEW" and
compare what you are getting with
your rent money with what you can
get here. The result will be another
home sale and to YOU.
PnCe $3,300 Per Month.'$26.92.
TO tNSI'i:(T Take any U btieet mr
marked "BrcoklantT or "North Capitol
and W Htreets,' get off at llhoclo
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standpoint of their location this re
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Heights needs no introduction. The
homes tell their own story ,of true
It takes but
to become the owner' of one and take
And this one small cash payment
is thi only payment of any size what
soever that you have to make. ' Here
after monthly payments of less than
the monthly rental of the average flat
These are the-horrtes of hardwood
floors throughout-7-upstairs as well
The homes with gas and electric
The home? with.hot water.or hot'
air heating systems installed.
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parlors and dining rooms.
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SHANNON & LUCHS, 713 14th St-N-w-
"Look For Our Green and White Sign'1
Your last opportunity to buy a new home in this section of the city
is right here. Experience proves that when you buy again from the indi
vidual owper you must pay an advanced price and on far less advantage-,
ous terms than the $3oo cash we as.k, and the small monthly payments
TO INSPECT: Take any 14th Street car going Northwest. Get off
at 14th and Perry Streets and you' are right at the properties.
SHANNON & LUCHS
713 14th Street N. W.
"Loqk For Qur Green and White Sign."