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WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 7, 1012.
PRICE ONE CENT.
1 Telephone Conversation Was
With Harriman, Not With
MacVEAGH TOLD STORY
Crane Explains His Contribution
of $36,000 to La Follette and
By JOHN SNURB.
The most Important testimony bo
fore the Olapp committee today was
offered by Judson C. Wolllvor, of
this city, and Charles Edward Rus
sell, Socialist candldato for gov
ernor of New York. .
The testimony seemed definitely
to settle Just what happoned In tho
office of J. -Plerpont Morgan lato In
October, 1904, at tho time when
Wayne MaoVeagh Is alleged to have
been present whllo Mr. Morgan
talked with andthcr party over tho
telephone with reference to cam
Mr. Welllver told the committee
that Mr. MaoVeagh had related the
occurrence to him personally and
that he said Mr. Morgan's conversa
tion was with E. H. Harriman, not
with Roosevelt. Tho story which
Mr. Russell Is credited with having
told in bis campaign speeches is that
Colonel Roosevelt called Morgan
over the phone and askod for money.
Mr. Russell's Story.
4?ft'W!!ttU'.jri S'llfd'to tin jrtat
he knew of the sjorFwbfch'lia" Mated
In the opining " of hl campaign,',: In
which he said that late In October, 1904.
Wayne MaoVeagh, of Pennsylvania,
was In the office of J. Plerpont Morgan
when Mr, Morgan was called up over
the phone, and was asked by Sir.
Roosevelt for a contribution.
This story has been In wide circula
tion In the present campaign, and has
been much discussed. Mr. Russell said
the story as given In the newspapers
had been embellished, but he told the
committee he had told the essentials of
Jt He said his authority was a repre
sentative of Hampton s Magazine, who,
at the request of Mr. MacVeagh, In 1910,
had visited him, and to whom Mr. Mac
Veagh told the story. Mr. Russell was
at that time associate editor of Hamp
ton's Magazine, and learned of what
Mr. juacveagn noa toia tne representa
tlvc for that reason.
Names Mr. Welllver.
Mr. Russell was asked the name of
the roan who had the talk with Mr.
MacVeagh, and protested against giving
It. The committee insisted on It being
slated, and Mr. Russell replied that It
.was Judson C. Welllver.
Following; the speech In which he had
narrated the Incident as he recollected
It, Mr. Russell was confronted by a
general denial from Mr. MaoVeagh.
He 'then wrote to Mr. MacVeagh, re
counting the statement as he had made
it In the speech and explaining that ha
had no purpose of misrepresenting Mr.
MacVeagh and Indicating that he would
be glad to have this recollection cor
rected. Mr. MacVeagh replied with d
courteous letter, but did not give any
details of the facts.
Mr. Russell admitted his version of
the story might contain some errors in
detail, and admitted he did not know
that It was Mr. Roosevelt with whom
Mr. Morgan was alleged to have had
the conversaUon. Mr. Russell named
Judson C. Welllver as the representa
tive of the magazine who had, at the
request of Mr. MaoVeagh, gone to see
Asks to Be Called.
When Mr. Russell was dismissed from
the stand Mr. Welllver, who was In
the room, walked over to Chairman
Clapp and asked If he might be sum
moned Immediately, The committee ac
quiesced, and Mr. Welllver at once took
"In the summer of 1910," he ssld, "I
was employed on Hampton's Magazine,
which published an article by me on
Colonel Roosevelt. A few days after
ward, Mr. Wayne MaoVeagh wrote me
asking me to come and see him at his
home. Boon afterward I did so, spend
ing an afternoon with him at his coun
try home at Bryn Mawr, Pa.
"Mr. MacVcairh's nurposo seemed to
be to Interest me In writing a biography
of M. Roosevelt. We talked of the lat
ter at somo length. Mr. MacVeagh
made plain that he had been for a long
time a friend, even an adviser, of Mr.
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
WEATHER REPORT, ""j
' KUUEUAUT FOK THE UIHUUIT.
Fair tonight. Tuesday Increasing
.cloudiness; cooler, .
TJ. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
K.m 67 8 a.m.
9 a. m 63 9 a. m..
10 a. m ti
11 a. m 69
12 r.oon 78
1 p. m 79
2 p. m, 81
10 u. m 75
11 a. m 7S
12 noon kS
1 p. m 87
Z p. m W
Today High tide, 4:47 a. m. and
6:18 p. m. Low tide, 11:31 a. m. and
11:65 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 8:60 a. m. and
6:14 p. m. Low tide, 12:26 a. m.
Bun rlsts 6101 Sun sets,
His Alleged Accomplice in Szabo
Case Tells of Con-
MEW JORK, Oct 7. Jealousy and a
desire for revenge, it was decided to
day, prompted the confession of Jose
Guerra, In the case of Burton W. Gib
son, who Is charged with the murder
of Countess Szabo.
Twenty years ago, when the Quern
woman was a girl of seventeen, she
met Gibson and fell In love with him,
Gibson, It Is said, posed to the girl as
a single man, and for twenty yean they
were on intimate terms.
It was not until after the tragedy
that the woman who was herself, Mrs.
Guerra, and, who It Is believed, posed
as Mrs. Pertonella Menschlk, mother of
the countess, when the waiver of cita
tion was signed, learned that the lawyer
hod a wife.
FAIL TO REQUEST
District Attorney Refuses to Deny
That Labor Leader's Case
Will Bo Dropped.
SALEM, Mass., Oct. 7 Contrary to
plans which were expected 'to be car
ried through up to noon today, attor
neys for Ettor, Qlovannlttl, and Caruso,
Lawrence strike leaders, did not for
mally ask for the release of the pris
oners on boll today.
When Judge Qulnn. of the superior
court, who Is presiding in the cose,
reached the court house, he Immediate
ly went Into secrot conference with
District Attorney Attwlll, In charge of
the prosecution. Defense attorneys al
so held a secret conference. They re
fused to discuss the sltuaUon, even to
deny the persistent rumor that the
prosecution Is considering dropping the
caso and freeing tne defendants.
Officials of tho district attorney's of
fice declined to deny this rumor.
TODAY FOR WEST
Swing Around Inner Circle Will
Include Big Cities of Cen
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. Colonel Roose
velt was ready today to leave or the
4:03 o'clock express for Grand Rapids.
Mich. Several long conferences with
Senator Dixon, his campaign manager;
Oeorge W. Perkins, Oscar 8. Straus,
Bull Moose candidate for governor of
New York, preceded the colonel's de
parture. In his "swing around the Inner cir
cle of States," Roosevelt will speak
at Detroit, Saginaw, Houghton, Duluth,
Oshkoah, Milwaukee, Indianapolis',
Louisville, and a dozen other clUes.
It has been planned to .eliminate the
rear platform talks, as the Bull Moose
candidate wishes to preserve his
strength for his set speeches. The trip
will last about eighteen days.
FORCED BY WOMAN
TO CONFESS THEFT
Australian Fugitive Surrenders
and Faces Charge of Stealing
$75,000 From Government.
OAKLAND, Col., Oct. 7.-Forced to
confess the theft of $70,000 by a woman
friend who threatened to turn Informer,
Robert Holt, formerly of Sydney, N. 8.,
Is under arrest here today pending ex
tradition to Australia to face the chargu
of stealing from the Australian govern
ment. Holt was In the royal artillery when
the alleged thefts were committed last
February. Ho came to San Francisco
last March and several days ago met a
woman named Rose Miller, whom he
had known In Sydney, on the street.
She threatened to expose Holt and he
fled here. The woman followed and
then Holt gave himself up.
WILSON WILL HAVE
Four Receptions, a Dinner, and
One Address Scheduled in
DENVER, Oct. 7.-Oov. Wood'row
Wilson will spend live strenuous hours
here tonight. He arrives at 6:15 o'clock
and departs1 at 10:20, after attending
four receptions and one format dinner,
and delivering an address In the Audi
torlum. Wilson's special train crossed tho
Kansas line into Colorado early today
and reached Pueblo at 9:45 a. m. Wil
son Is scheduled to speak on the rela
tions of capital and labor there. At
noon he will continue northward to
Colorado Springs, where he will speak
to the people of the Pike's Peak region
at 1 o'clock. He leaves there for Den
ver at 2:30.
In Denver arrangements have been
copleted for a parade to escort the gov
governor from the depot to his hotel.
Gun Explosion on Artillery
Range Injures Eight
Men. , .
BATTERY F RIFLE
WRECKED BY SHELL
Two Others Sustain Serious Hurts
From Flying Bits of
Speeding on a train to Washington,
where he will be placed In tho Wal
ter Reed General Hospital, Is PrI
vate William E. Erbcck, Battery F,
Third Fiold Artillery, one of the
eight men Injured by the premature
explosion of a shell In one of tho
three-Inch field guns on tho Toby
hanna, Pa., target range, Saturday
afternoon. Erbeck was the most
seriously Injured artilleryman, and
It Is understood bo probably will be
confined In tho army hospital here
for weeks qb a result of tho ex
Extent of Injuries.
The others Injured were:
Private Fred F. McNamee, face se
verely torn, and badly shaken up.
Corp. John Harsch, leg broken.
Fred L. Llnehan, recently discharged
from the hospital, several bruises.
Private Andrew Miller, several
Private Peter Marlon, sllghUy Injured.
Private Nelson D. Blosse, slightly in
Private Charles A. HounchelL slight
ly Injured. k
The men were engaging In target
practice onthe Pennsylvania range
when the accident occurred. .Roporkiof
It did not. reach Washington till last
nYght1Xformal',repo'rt' waV rria.de to
the War Department this afternoon,
and an Investigation Immediately or
dered. Gun Barrel Split
The exploding shell, according to ad
vices received here, spilt the gun barrel
from the chamber where It was Inserted,
to the muzzle, throwing small frag
ments of steel In all dlrecUons, and
blowing the breech lock from Its po
sition, hurling It several feet away.
This struck a tall ladder upon which
two of the artillerymen were stationed
taking estimates of elevaUon and dis
tances, and throwing the men to tho
ground, thirty feet below. They were
Major Charles P. Summerall, com
manding the Third Field Artillery, sta
tioned at Fort Myer, has been directed
by Brig. Oen. George Andrews, adjutant
general of the army, to renort Immedi
ately the details of the accident, and to
explain the cause of the premature ex
Malor Summerall. In a Drellmlnarv re.
port received at the War Department
this afternoon, merely stated that a
field gun exploded Saturday, but made
no mention ox casualties.
The department this afternoon also
directed Major Hawkins, an expert ord
nance officer, stationed at Frankfort
Arsenal, near Philadelphia, to procoed
to Tobyhanna to Investigate the explo-
(ConUnued on Fifth Page.)
JAMES PUTS BRYAN
IN NEXT CABINET
Kentucky Senator-Elect Confident
That Wilson Will Be Elected
VINCENNES, Ind.. Oct. 7. William
J. Bryan will be the next Attorney
General of the United States. This
was the prediction made by Benator
elect OUIe James of Kentucky at the
opening; of tho Democratlo campaign
This Is the first time Bryan has
been mentioned as the possible trust
buster of the confidently expected
James spoko to 500 persons from a
platform erected on a wing of the
Knox county courthouse. Ho was In
troduced by Congressman William A.
Cullop and for an hour and fifteen
minutes excoriated tho records of
Taft and Roosevelt. Roosevelt was
denounced as a trust DUllder.
"Taft is left-handed In both hands."
said James. "He has furnished the
most melancholy administration in the
history of the American people. He
Is the only President of this great
republic that ever vetoed a bill that
cheapened clothes to the shivering
Ralph De Palma's
Condition Is Same
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 7.-The condition
of Ralph de Palma, injured Saturday
at the finish of the Grand Prix race,
shows no change. 'The physicians Is
sued a statement saying that De Palma
sustained a compound fracture of the
leg and an abdominal puncture. They
add that unless Infection sets In the pa.
tlent will recover. Meanwhile he la not
being allowed to receive any callers.
Caleb Bragg Issued a signed state
ment raying It was Impossible for him
to have allowed De Palmu to pass him.
as the road was so narrow that only
one car could hold the road at a time.
GUNMEN OUSTED FROM COURT
AS LIEUT. BECKER'S TRIAL ON
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Fire Follows Crash of Pas
senger and Freight in
HAOERSTOWN. Md., Oct. 7.-TWO
trainmen were killed and Ave persons
Injured In a head-on collision early to
today between a westbound Western
Maryland passenger train and a Phila
delphia and Reading eastbound freight
at Kobcen, near Shlppensburg, Pa.
C. B. GORDON, of Hagerstown,
brakeman on the passenger train.
J. B. FtlEDERICK. of Harrlsburg.
Pa., fireman on the freight train.
The following were injured:
C. M. McClatn, Hagerstown, cut and
C. D. Copeland. Harrlaburar. Pa..
Conductor Krouse, of the Philadelphia
and Reading, bruised.
Engineer M. Brecn. Harrlsburg. of tho
Philadelphia and Reading, cut and
Brakeman on freight train, name un
known. The passenger train carried six
coaches, and was running on fast
schedule. The freight train was a
heavy one. The passenger engine was
complftely demolished by the Impact
of the collision, and tire Bet In. Many
of the passengers were bruised, but
none seriously Injured. Those unable to
Procoed on their Journey were taken to
Goes to Complete
Leases of Lands
van If, Manning, assistant dlreotor
of the Bureau of Mines, left Washing,
ton this morning for Lander, Wyo.
where he will complete the details for
the leasing by the Government of 2,480
acres of coal lands to a private corpora
tion. The leasing Is In the nature of
an experiment by the Government, and
It a successful venture will work a rev
olution. It Is predicted. In the Govern
ment's policy In dealing with mineral
wealth In the public domain.
The corporation which takes over the
ground will pay II for each acre In the
tract and a royalty of H cents a ton
for each ton mined during the first Ave
years. For the second Ave years 8 cents
ii ton will be paid. After that the roy
alty will be determined by tho Secre
tary of the Interior, the corporation
having lease renewal rights up to twen
DROPS NINETY FEET
William F. Smith Fails to
Heed Warning of Fellow-Workmen.
Disregarding a warning which had
been given him a short time before,
William F. Smith, a choir boy of Trini
ty Church and a painter, this morning
climbed over the Iron railing of a flre
escape platform In the reHr of the sev
enth noor of the Hotel Bellevue, Fif
teenth and I streets northwest, stood
for a moment on an Improvised scaf
fold, then fell ninety feet to his death.
Smith, who was twenty-four years old
and married, lived at 10 I street north
west. Smith Plunged Head First.
According to other workmen on the
building, which Is the old Normandle,
now being remodeled for Peter Taylor,
Jr., who has renamed It tho Bellevue,
Smith had been warned about standing
outside the railing of the Iron platform
until a substantial scaffold had been
put In place.
The plank from which Smith fell ex.
tended less than two feet hevonH thn
sldo of the platform. It Is believed that
as Smith reached out with one hand to
paint a window frame, his foot slipped.
and that he did not have sufficient hold
on the railing with his other hand.
No one witnessed tho accident. Ed
ward S. Davis, of 717 Rhole Island ave
nue northwest, was working on the roof
Just above Smith.
Smith Had Been Warned.
Hearing some one yell, "Oh, my
God!" Davis looked over the edge of
the roof In time to see Smith plunging
headforemost through the air. The
man landed with great force on a hort
xontal Iron ladder, attached to the bot
tom platform of the Are-escape. The
ladder works on hinges, and as Smith
struck It the free end balanced with
weights was knocked to the ground.
Same of the Iron ladder rungs were
bent by thelmpact of the man's body,
bent by the Impact of tho man's body,
and landed on the brick pavement of
tho alley In the rear of the hotel. A
hurry call waa sent to the Emergency
Hospital, but when the ambulance ar
rived the surgeon said the man had
teen killed Instantly. His skull was
crushed, and almost every bpne in his
body was broken. Ills body was taken
to the morgue.
SLAYING OF ZELIG
CALLED BIG BLOW
Police - Lieutpwtft's Attor
neyslA&Refused 1 Postponement. '
NEW YORK. Oct 7. With both the
prosecution and the defense claiming
the murder of "Big Jack" Zellg was a
1low to them, as he would have beun
a material, witness for their side, the
trial of Police Lieutenant Charles Bock
er for the murder of Gambler Herman
Rosenthal got under way today.
The actual calling of Packer to the
bar was delayed several hours while a
special grand Jury was examined and
aworn. This Inquisitorial body will sit
simultaneously with the trial of Becker,
and witnesses called In the Becker trial
will be sent directly to the grand Juiy
room when they have finished talking,
nouia ineir eviaence tnrow light on
the relations between the underworld
and the New York police.
A score of pollen and fully ss many
plain clothes men were on duty In the
corridors, and they drove into the
street a number of East Side gunmen
and hangers-on who tried to get Into
the court room to watch the proceed
ings. Justice Ooff Held Up.
Among those held up en route to
the court was Justice Ooff himself,
who was shoved back into the crowd
by a new policeman who failed to
recognise htm. Later, however, the
Justice was vouched for and passed.
Attorney Mclntyre was going to ask
a delay because of the Illness of his
associate, John W. Hart, Becker's
original counsel, but Justice Goft de
clared no delay would be tolerated.'
Nothing but the empaneling of the
grand Jury was accomplished at the
The grand Jury, which will sit with
Justice Ooff and take over any witness
es whose testimony during the Becker
trial promises a "lead" to the general
graft Investigation, was completed by
noon and was immediately sworn by
The court then heard excuses of mem
bers of the struck panel called for the
Becker trial. Few were excused.
' Asks Postponement.
Just before the Becker case was call
ed Attorney Mclntyre stated that he
would ask for a week's delay because
J. W, Hart, who Is attorney of record
In the case has been suddenly stricken
I with bronchitis. He said that Hart was
needed In the conduct of the defenso.
Mclntyre declared that far from the
death of Zellg being a loss to the
Btate, It was a distinct blow to the
defense. He said that Zellg would
have flatly contradicted "Bald Jack"
Rose's "confession," In which the
gambler said that ha applied to Zellg
fny tninmn tn kill TlnilAnthnl n t
rurker'a reaueat Zellr Mclntvr
Becker s "que"'' t leiir. Mclntyre
said, was under subjoena by the de-
When Justice Goff denied the motion
for delay Mclntyre protested and a
wordy clash with the court followed.
Justice Goff demanded to know how
many counsel the accused had, and
When Mclntyre admitted six. the cour
The defendant's Interests cannot
be Injured by tho absence of Mr. Hurt,
You, Mr. Mclntyret are a host In your
self, and we cannot tolorate delay.'
Mclntyre blterly protested but the
court was firm and Anally compelled tho
lawyer to desist from argument under
threat of expulsion, A motion by Dis
trict Attorney Whitman to have Beck
er, who was Indicted Jointly with the
gunmen, tried separately was granted
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
PART TAKEN IN
Springs Surprise by Chang-
Plea to That of
TO FOLLOW SUIT
Iron Workers Agent Acts After
Grilling by the District
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct 7. Ad
mission that ho took an active part
In a number of dynamiting outrages
came today from Edward Clark, Cin
cinnati business agent of the Iron
Workers' Union, and one of the
forty-eight defendants In tho dyna
mite case now on trial here.
Clark, after bombardment by Dis
trict Attorney Miller with a chain of
circumstantial evidence, changed his
plea from not guilty to guilty. His
action caused great excitement
among the other defendants, and
Government attorneys expected It
would force other confessions of
Change Causes Surprise.
The change In plea was a complete
surprise to the defense, and Miller
smiled at the counsel for the accused
men with a distinct air of having "put
When court opened Clark took a seat
beside Marshal Schmidt at the right of'
Judge Anderson Instead of sitting with
his fellows, and there was an air of
expectancy among the defendants.
'"A defendant who has pleaded not
guilty wishes to change his plea to-
guilty," District Attorney MllleT said.
A" dropped pin could"' ha vo been heard
in the court room.
"Let him stand up," ordered Judge
Clark, with his grav head hanging
and his hands convulsively clasping and
unclasping, stood up. He was the"
target for a battery of scowls and mut
terlngs from the other defendants.
"How do you plead?" the court de
manded. "Guilty," said Clark In a trembling
Sentence was deferred, and Clark
Joined McManlgal in the marshal's of
nee, leaving the forty-seven defendants
In the court-room.
The attorneys for the defense were
postttve that Clark's change of front
was not brought about by Miller's de
nunciation of Hockln as a "double
crosser," but was the result of the
district attorney's strong arraignment
of Clark himself.
Miller told a circumstantial story of
Clark's leadership In twelve dynamite
explosions In and about Cleveland, Ohio.
He also said that Clark, single-handed,
blew up a nonunlon-bullt bridge at Day
On that occasion an umbrella with
"E. C." on Its handle was found after
the explosion. Miller said It was Ed
ward Clark's umbrella, and that he had
put It over the dynamite charge to pro
tect it irom tne rain.
Flutter Among Defendants.
The surrender of Clark caused such a
flutter among the defendants that little
attention was paid to Miller's continued
There was a report about the court
room shortly after Clark confessed, that
several of the defendants will change
their pleas to guilty, In the belief that
they are certain of conviction, and that
they will fare better by turning State's
WILLIAM A. PFEFFER
DIES IN KANSAS
TOPEKA. Kan.. Oct. 7.-WlIHam A.
PfefTer, the only Topullst United States
Senator, and ' founder of the Populist
party, died today at tho horn: of his
daughter at Grenola, Kan. He was
elected to the Senato from this State.
Mr. PfefTer was born In Pennsylvania
Public Health Board
Will Inspect Trains
The Public Health Bervlce will soon
begin the sanitary Inspection of alt
trains and vessels In Interstate traffic,
and reports of their condition are to
be made public. When traveling under
official orders, all commissioned medlcat
nrrlror of the service will make In-
erection of the conveyances on which
I th.v travel, and of tho stations and
' wharves. Prompt reports of conditions
, , fa a , headquarters In this
I Immigrant trains will be among the
I n"t considered.
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SlX Killed When MOtOr
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I Crashes IntO lntCrUTDan
; Vjl aca "'" iinv-i ui uan
FORT WORTH, Tex., Oct. 7.-SIX
persons are dead as tho result of a
collision between an automobile and a
car on tho Dallas-Fort Worth Inter
utban line, fourteen mites east of here,
late last night.
The victims are Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
C. Cornelius, their three children, and a
young woman guest of Mrs. Cornelius.
Cornelius lost control of his car whlls
traveling thirty miles an hour.