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Fair Tonight. Saturday
Yesterday's Circulation; 50,298
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 11, 1012.
PniOE ONE CENT.
Wholesale confessions to
TO ASSIST TAFT
FOLLOW IDENTIFICATION OF.
ONE ROSENTHAL MURDERER
Joe Wood Again To Face
"Big Jeff" Tesreau on
BOSTON DEPENDS ON
SPEED OF ITS STAR
Threatening Weather and W
Grounds Fail To Lessen
Enthusiasm of Fans.
BRUSH STADIUM, NBW YORK,
Oct. 11. The mad charge of the bug
legion storming the gates overshad
owed the entrance ot the athletos
today. Twenty thousand strong, and
weak, they swept through the atlles
at noon after tho National Commis
sion with a drowiy yawn had gra
ciously decided that It was time to
rise In their silken robes and permit
the rabble to enter the grounds.
Delicately plucking tho first roses
from their scented lo6ks they de
cided that said rabble had only
Sto6d there ten hours and might as
well be given permission to pay their
way In the gates.
Commission Needs Its Sleep.
This U all the rabble Is good for any
way, and the commission need Its
precious sleep so while the fates raleht
have been opened at 10 o'clock the
crowd was clicked outside, men, wom
en, and children, until the commlih had
Its bath, breakfast, and shave. But
all this concerns the athletes no whit
They were to battle, for the "Jump-1
game". again over a heavy field, under
wan, tray skY.r.w.
Tesreau, the spltter,was,bookedt
race joe wooa, tne nrsnuurpy an me
advance dope, and .hack Of! Tesreau.
OUnt trooper rushed' to the field at
11:) for a winning fight. They had first
tost, then tied, and finally won.
They were coming; along and their
fed-hosed rivals had skidded back.
Wood alone had been able to atop the
Giants, while McOraw had shown three
pitching stalwarts with his same trio
left to work In unbroken order.
Under today's conditions Boston
snipped renewed hope. The afternoon
was ah Ideal one for Wood's whistling
Speed, while damp, soggy condluons
should place Tesreau under a handicap.
Annotating the pill with slimy saliva Is
a great little help on a dry afternoon,
hut It Is not necessarily successful
Where another brand of moisture sets In
and crabs the blend.
Bo Boston looked for Wood to win
with all conditions in his favor.
Special word came direct from Jiead
quarters that Speaker, slugger extra
ordinary, would not adorn the scene.
Trls wrenched his ankle, skaUng to
first on Wednesday, nnd yesterday the
-kle began to swell. Through half
the night the Boston trainer tolled over
the Injured man, to subdue the swell
ing, Speaker came on the field with
his teammates, but limped badly and
nes apparently suffering poignant
anguish at every quick start.
After the turbulent tide ot humanity
settled the throng at once tocussed Its
attention on two Olants. The first was
Josh Devore, hero of yesterday's battle,
who was greeted with a mighty hip-hlp-hlp-rlp-hooray
and a few seconds
later when Rube Marquard stalked se
dately across the field the roaring
audience arose and gave the spiral
southpaw an old-fashioned welcome
Mathewson was the last Giant to trail
out from the clubhouse. He was giv
en a mtgnty rousing ruar 01 wcicoma
that showed that In the opinion of the
fans at least he bad earned the credit
- a tie game at Boston and even
though the ragged support of his team
mates had robbed him, '
Cheers for Wood and Speaker.
Of the visitors, chief Interest center
ed In Wood and Speaker, and each re
ceived a generous hand.
Despite the threatening aspects of
the wather, the tie game and the vic
tory at Boston had gotten In their fell
work and at 10:35 the bleachers were
filled, the grandstands were crowded,
and there was every Indication that the
36,000 crowd of the opening game would
be exceeded today. The home plate,
the pitchers' box, and the base lines
which had been covered during the
sight's rain, were In fairly satisfactory
shape. The outfield and foul lines was
soggy and slippery enough to give con
siderable trouble to those sent In pur
suit of high fouls and files.
I WEATHER REPORT. 1
forecast FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight Saturday unsettled; lit-
tlo change In temperature.
U. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m 63
9 a. m 70
10 a. m 79
11 a. m 81
1 p. m St
2 p. m n
8 a. m
10 a. m
1 l, )!,,, ,.,,... 91.
Today High tide, 8:23 a- m. and 8:33
p. m.; low tide, !: a. m."- and 2:43 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 9:11 a. m. and
):!t p. m.; low ttJe,,J:16 a. m. and 3:27
moo (Bun sets,, ..D:Z3uuiy straining tue nuuouai ivsuurces.
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Report Says Important Turk
ish Town Is Captured
BORDER FORTS ARE
. PREY OF INVADERS
Povers Hopeful They Will Be
Able To Compel Cessation
Montenegrins Win Alt
Along the Line.
Montenegrins add capture of
Turkish forts at Tukl to victor
ies at Dctlchlch nnd Flanlnltsa
mountains, opening roadway to
Important Turkish town of
Scutari reported taken by Monte
negrins and certainly In danger.
Skirmishing on Turko-Bulgarian
and Turko-Scrrlun frontiers.
Slaughter of prisoners and mas
sacres of non-combatants re
ported by both sides.
rowers contlnno hopeful of re
storing peace, poinUng ont that
Bulgaria and Serrla still with
hold declarations of hostilities.
Greece reported on verge of drop
ping out of anU-Turklsh alli
ance. Turkey bringing 14,000 Asiatic
troops to Constantinople, In
creasing European force to
been occupied by the Montenegrins,
acccrding-toja special from Buda
pest. The news was unconfirmed
and was doubted hore. It true it
marks a heavy disaster tor the
Turk. The town Is the most Import
ant In northern Albania and a Turk
A Podgorltza dispatch said a fort
dominating tho Turkish town of
Euzl was captured by King Nicholas'
men yesterday after, fourteen hours'
fighting, In which both sides lost
Invade Turkish Territory.
The road to Scutari was open to the
Montenegrin forces today, according to
messages Irom Podgorltsa, King Nich
olas' headquarters, received at Vienna.
At latest accounts they were making
themselves secure In the Detlchlch
mountain fortifications captured from
the Turks after a two days' fight It was
believed all the Turkish defenders or
he position were prisoners.
Their victories at Planinma ana uoi
Ichlch mountains carried the main
body of Montenegrin Invaders about
fifteen miles Into Turkish territory.
Their further advance to Scutari should
be easy, since there are but a few weak
Turkish garrisons to be dealt with on
the way. At Scutari tho Turks under
Essad Pasha, aro concentrating strong
Dispatches from the front merely say
tho Montenegrin and Turkish losses
were Very heavy about Planlnltisa and
Detlchlch mountains. The Turks
fought furiously until their artillery
Forts Are Captured.
That Montenegro has had much the
better of all fighting with Turkey thus
far Is Indicated by reports received to
day from the scene of the struggle.
The capture from the Turks of the
fortifications Of Detlchlch and Planln
Itlxa mountains was fully confirmed. The
victors were under direct command of
Crown Prince Danllo of Montenegro,
acting, however. In accordance with in
structions forwarded from King
Nicholas' headquarters at Podgorltza,
Bhntit nftiwn miles to his rear.
A report was also current of the cap
ture of the Important Turkish town of
Skutarl which should not be confused
with the Skutarl on the Asiatic snoro
of tho Bosphorua opposlto Constanti
nopleby the southern Montenegrin
army under War Minister General Mar
tlnovltch. It was believed, however, that this
report was due to a misreading of a
dispatch announcing that General Mar
tlnovltch had taken the fortifications
at Tukl. "The key to Skutarl."
The message added nat many pris-
ana several cannon leu into nis
, Turks Still Confident.
i Turkl,n military officials In Constantl
declared themselves unper
nople todav declared themselves unper-
I turbed by Montenegro's victories in
northern Albania. Cettlnje, the Monte-
63 1 negrin capital, they remarked, Is so
71 ! closo to Turkish tqrrltory that It was
''o. tnr lhm tn throw a larirn forte
across the frontier at a moment's no-
tlce, while it takes time for Turkey's
.-, , tv, mnv from PnnRtAntlnnnlA
to defend tho empire. There may be a
different story to tell shortly, they
Within a week, good authorities
statl.-d, XW.00O picked warriors from
Asia Minor will have reached lite
Turkish capital, giving the war office
command of 400,OX) soldiers In the Sul
tan's European dominions without un-
. - . . I .,- .
Samuel Aronowitz Tells Sen
ators How Roosevelt
Stotesbury's Testimony Before
Clapp Committee Confirms
Bull Moose Stand.
By JUDSOIf C. WELLIVKR.
An edifying account of how the
Tatt organization in New York
county used the Roosevelt campaign
funds In the primary fight there, was
detailed to the Clapp committee this
morning. Samuel Aronowitz was
put on at his own request, he hav
ing read some testimony that he
thought reflected on himself, and
come down from New York with
blood In his eye.
When Ogden Mills, of the Tatt
forces, was on tho stand tho other
day, he painted a strong story ot
the wickedness of the Roosevelt or
ganization in New York county. He
knew It must have spent an awful
amount of money, and Just bought
up votes on all sides.
,For specific detail, Mills told ot
Samuel Aronowitz, Roosevelt leader
In one district, who, he alleged, had
a vast corruption fund. Today Aro-
nowlts told how the corrupter got
corrupted, and the, fund worked for
Taft Instead of Roosevelt,
"' '-- Here'r-Hoir It Was.
It was this , way:
Aronowitz bad been provided with WOO
by William Hafpln, county Roosevelt
leader. This money was to be used to
hire watchers at tne polling places.
After he got the money, Aronowitz
said he was approached by Bam
Koenlng, former Secretary of State ot
New York and Taft manager In the
city. It was a sad story that Arono
witz told, but the long and short of it
was that Koenlg got busy with the In
nocent Aronowitz, and partly by urgen
cies, partly by coercion, forced Arono-
"s to name as the Roosevelt watch
ers, men suggested by Koenlg!
Sorry He Did It
Aronowitz did It, and he was sorry;
he couldn't very well help himself as
he viewed the matter. The committee
and the audience sympathised with him,
and his testimony was one of the bright
pots In a dull day's proceedings; it
was ono of the funniest Incidents the
Inquiry has developed. Incidentally,
quite aside from Its humorous aspects.
It excellently Illustrated the sort of
fight the Roosevelt force confronted In
New York county.
There were some flukes In the testi
mony today, too. Sensations that were
expected utterly failed to develop. Thus
William 8. Edwards had been called
because some West Virginia Taft folks
had assured the committee that Ed
wands, a Roosevelt leader In that 8tate,
spent money like water; sowed the
Btate with It: horrible corruption; vil
lainous scandal If Edwards coull
just once be put under oath, he would
tell a laie inai wouiu muxe wie jiuusb
velt campaign a stench In all nice nor
No Scandal Developed.
Well, Kdwards was duly put; and lr
stead of developing a scandal, he said
he gave $2,000, and supposed altogether
from 13,000 to 31.000 was vpent "We
didn't need money," he said. "Tha
State was and Is nine tc one for Roose
velt." Then there was the case of Fred C.
Schwcdtman. formerly secretary of the
National Manufacturers' Association.
There had been promise that If called
he would tell a harrowing story of a
huge deal between that association and
the Taft people, by which certain sched
ules of the tariff were guaranteed
against interference. Schwedtman
proved utterly Innocent of such guile,
and sworo to a straight and quite harm
less story, which admitted that the
manufacturers generally contributed to
the Republican campaign iu'"a, dui
didn't 'take or attempt any concerted
nt nrirnntsA action.
E. T. Stotesbury. of Philadelphia,
banker, of Drexel & Co., was the first
witness. He collected the funds In
(ConUnued on Ninth Page.)
JOHNSON WILL BARE
COMBINE OF BOSSES
Progressive To Attack Party Lead
ers Who Aim at Roose
velt. PHILADELPHIA, Oct ll.-Qov. Hlr
nm Johnson, Roosevelt's running mate,
reached Philadelphia early this after
noon resolved to carry Ihn light against
Senator Penrose and the Republicans.
Johnson, It was said, will handle the
Pennsylvania situation without gloves,
ho will review the Issues, and lay bare
an alleged coalition of both old party
bosses In their efforts to "besmirch
the record of Theodore Roosevelt. '
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train robber was beaten to death, ,and
Merrill Ilurgett, of Kansas City, was so
badly beaten that he will die. In an at
tempted train holdup at Potter, Ark.,
The robbery Is the third In this sec
tion within a week. It occurred on the
northbound passenger train. No, 2, ot
the Kansas City Southern railway.
Messenger Fights Bandits.
Burgett, an express messenger, fought
desperately with the bandits. There
were four men In the party, and they
are believed to be the same who par
ticipated In other robberies,
Tho men Jumped to the side of the
express car as the train was pulling out
or Hatfield. With the butts of their
revolvers they broke the glass. In the
door and reached In and unfastened
It, Burgett, hearing the attack, ran to
the safe, took out the valuables, and
concealed them, and then armed himself
with two revolvers and a shotgun. He
opened fire as tho men struggled to get
In. The robbers fired at him. Ona ot
them was wounded.
"I'm a goner and you better take me
offl" one of the men shouted.
The train was running forty miles an
hour, but one of the robbers took the
wounded man in his arms and Jumped.
Battle in the Car.
Just then the others forced their way
Into the car and rushed Burgett. Bur
gett had taken a position behind some
trunks, and the battle continued.
Finally the man ran out ot ammunition.
He struck ono bandit 'a staggering blow
with his clubbed gun, but then he was
A special train was made up and a
posse of fifty heavily armed men.
headed by Sheriff J. A. Thornton, and
a pack of blood hounds left for the
scene of the hold. up.
Commencing with last night all ex
nreis messenaers west and south nt
Fort Smith carried a supply ot arms
for their protection because of the reign
ot terror spreaa vy tao uanuits.
MRS. HERMAN ROSENTAL, Wife of the Murdered Gambler.
"Digo Frank" and "Lefty Louie" Said to
Have Weakened Witness Points Out
Whitey Lewis" As Slayer.
NBW YORK, Oct. 11. A sensation was sprung In the trial of Police
Lieutenant Becker, charged with the murder ot Herman Rosenthal, the
gambler, when It was announced just before the first witness took the
stand today that "Lefty Louie" Rosenberg and "Dago Frank" Clroflcl, two
of the four gunmen charged with the actual shooting ot Rosenthal, were
ready to confess and Implicate Becker as the head and front ot the con
spiracy that accomplished Rosenthal's murder.
GUNMEN IN COURT.
The four alleged gunmen were brought
Into court, but Frank Ryan positively
refused to Identify them and Moss
failed to get him to admit that he had
been threatened with death If he told
what he knew.
The next witness, John Stanlsh, an
Austrian,. poslUvely Identified "Whitey"
Lewis as the man he saw shoot at
Rosenthal. He said that he "thought"
"Ovn the Blood" "looked like" one of
the other men he saw running away
from the scene, but could not Identify
cither of the other two members of tho
Ryan, a chauffeur, who was at the
Metropole Hotel early on the morning
of July 1 when Rosenthal was shot to
death, was the first witness called.
He testified that "Just as Rosenthal
came out of the hotel four men crept
up to him."
From where he stood he saw only
one man pull a gun and he fired at
Run to Automobile.
Immediately after the shooting ho
aid th other three men ran toward
an automobile that was standing; on I
the street. Assistant District Altor-
ney Moss got a Jolt when the witness j
said he had not seen the lour gunmen
since the shooting. Ryan was In court
yesterday when the four accused men
were brought In and three of them
Identified by Louis Krause. He qulx
sed the witness sharply and Attor
ney Mclntyre, counsel for the defense,
objected and was sustained on the
ground the questioning was along the
ground ot cross-examining.
Before the witness took the stand
he had given District Attorney Whit
man to understand that he could
Identify "Whitey" Lewis as the man
who shot Rosenthal, but he was a
The four gunmen were brought from
the Tombs and lined up before Ryan.
"Which of these four men did you
see fire that shot?" asked the prose
Every suspicious person seen about
the criminal courts building was kept
on the move today and the most elab
orate precautions were taaen to pro
nt a gone outbreak at the trial.
Stool pigeons'' reported to District
Attorney Whitman during the night
that there had been a number of secret
conferences on the East Side attended
by gunmen such as those accused of
Two detectives were today aslgned to
guard Louts Krause, the Hungarian
waiter, who Identified "Gyp the Blood,"'
"Whitey" Lewis, and "Lefty Louie" as
the men who fired the shots that killed
Rosenthal. The district attorney knows
that the life of Krause has been
threatened. His famllv has been sent
out of town, and he was today ordered
to change his boarding house.
It was expected that before adjourn
ment tonight tha testimony of Jack Rosa
and Mrs. Rosenthal, widow of the as
sassinated gambler, would be before the
Nearly an hour before the trial be
gan Becker was taken from the Tombs
to the Criminal Courts building, and
there held a long conference with his
chief attorney, John F. Mclntyre, In an
anteroom. lie appeared nervous, and
there were dark circles under his eyes.
indicating mat ne nau spent a restless
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
ASKS $43,500 FOR
Ingleside Terrace Owner's Case
Against District Is on
A novel suit wherein Eugene A.
Atchison seeks to recover 1(3.600 for
damages alleged to have been done to
his property In Ingleside Terrace In 1906,
as the result of tha opening ot an alley,
Is on trial before Chief Justice Cla
baugh In Circuit Court No. 1.
It Is claimed by Atchison that be
tween April, 1905. and March, 1906, he
erected twenty-nine brick (dwellings In
Ingleside Terrace, between Eighteenth
and Nineteenth streets, at a coat ot
16,000 each, and that the excavating
unaer tne airection -"i tne District un:
glneer caused an overflow ot water and
Frank M. Cissell, Drinks
Carbolic Acid Near
LEAVES LETTERS TO
WIFE -AND FRIENDS
III Health Brought On By Over-
Work Is Cause Assigned
For His Aet.
Frank M. Clssel a member of one
ot Georgetown's oldest families, and
of the real estate firm of Clssel, Tal
Jbott & Co., committed suicide by
drinking carbolic acid on the Ridge
road, near Tenleytown, this morn
ing. Clssel had been dead at least
an hour before tho body was dis
covered.. Several notes, dated yesterday, in
which he expressed a determination
to end his life, wero found in the
man's pockets. Two of these were
unsealed and wero taken charge ot
by the police, and later made public.
No .reason for self-destruction was
given by the realty operator.
"This is to everybody. I am sorry
for It It's hard to do; but I'm going
to do It. I hope all will say some
thing good of mo, although I do not
deserve It," was the note signed with
the Initial "F," and addressed to a
brother, George W. Clssel. A post
script was added to this, which said,
'Oood-by to all. October 10; 9:10
Four Sealed Letters Left.
On a circular was scribbled, "For Tom
Oood-by to Abe. Frank."
Four other letters were sealed, stamp
ed, and this afternoon were posted for
the persons for whom they were In
tended. They had not reached the ad
dresses late today. ,
111 health Js given as the cause of
the suicide. Mr. Clssel's business as
sociates could attrlbuto his act to no
Letters were addressed to Mrs. F. M.
Clssel, 911 Rhode Island avenue north
west his wire; B. E. Talbott, a mem
ber of the realty firm; L. H. Meter, and
T. W. McKnew. The last three want
addressed to the company's offices, 1IMG
New York avenue northwest.
Shortly after 9 o clock this morning
S. I'. Klnley, who lives In Ridge road,
(aw Clssel pass his home on a motor
cycle, adoui an nour later ueorge
Stanton, coachman for Walter Brown,
who also Uvea tn Ridge road, found Cls
sel Ivlnir by the aids of the road about
200 yards south ot the Brown residence.
Stanton ran for assistance and several
pei ions living In the neighborhood tried
to aid him. Clssel s mouth and lips
were badly burned by the acid and no
had evidently been dead an hour when
Coroner Nevltt was notified and had
the body taken to the morgue. -Tho
coroner said an Inquest would not be
necessary and arrangements were made
to havo an undertaker take charge of
the body this afternoon.
Nearby was the bottle which had con
talned the carbolic acid. The label had
been scratched off so that It could not
be seen where the poison was pur
chased. The motorcycle was about ten
feet from tho body.
Police Take Notes.
As soon as the police learned of the
suicide. Captain Schneider, of the Sev
enth precinct, went to the scene and
took charge of the notes and other ef
fects found on Clsel. Resides the
. a watch, a bunch of keys and
31.17 were found In tho man's pockets.
MrClssel's wife Is prostrated by tho
act, for which she can assign no cause.
She has one son, Howard, eleven years
of age, and has been married fifteen
Only yesterday tho parents of the sui
cide. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clssel. who
lived until recently at North Capitol
and E streets, returned from a long
vacation In the North, and they had
scarcely had time to see him before the
news of hls.sutclde came to him.
Two brothers, George W who Is In
the construction business with his
father, and John, a grain dealer, and
one sister, Mrs. George T. Fowler, ot
Pittsburgh, survive him.
"Theie Is only one cause for this
deed," said B. E. Talbott, business part
ner of the deceased, "and that Is Ill
health. Mr. Clssel broke down front
overwork. I have been urging him for
several weeks t6 take a vacation, but
he refused to do so. Yesterday ho
seemed In fairly good spirits, I did
not see him this morning, but I knew
he had gone out to Georgetown to col
lect some rents, and I heard nothing
more until word came from the police.
"He did not leave us any Intimation
or his act." said nis Drotner, ueorge w.
Clssel. "I did not know he was so com
pletely run down as to attempt self
destruction. Ho had often been des
pondent through Ill-health In the past
and I suppose he was taken with one
ot these attacks of melancholy this
Frank Clssel was born In this city
forty-two years ago, and for many
years was In the grain business with
his father, W, II. Clssel. About four
years ago the firm of Talbott, Clssel &
Co. was organised to deal In real es
tate. It has had a prosperous careen
and Mr. Clssel had never been In finan
cial trouble, It to said.
He was a member of the Mt. Vernon
Methodist Episcopal Church South and
of Columbia Commandery of tha
Only two doors away from his place
of business is tha drug store of a
cousin, E. E. Clssel, who was seised
with an attack of paralysis three days
ago and Is now In a dangerous condition.