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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATUBDAT, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
DENIAL OE CRIME
Believe Third Degree Will
Force Confession of Slay
ing Sophia Singer.
Posing on World's Highest Wireless Tower Top
FOR EXPRESS CARS
Chevy Chase People Have
Not Asked Officials for
Faster Service, Is Report.
FOR CLERKS TO BE
ABOVE THE EARTH
Daring Steeplejack Gets
Minimum Standard for De
partment Service May Be
come Operative Dec. 1 .
Unique Photographs While
Painting Arlington Tower.
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Painting tlif tlilrts-IUo Tout HuKUurf
on top of the WO-fuot tower of
tho Arlington ulnlen station, tlio
tallcnt a In less tcmcr In tho world, viu
accomplished I, Samuel K. Kllllun, a
WustilnKton niiiii, nftvr, Kllllun iiiya
the United Stairs Government trial
m cry n here to Bi't some Rlicpiejiielt
with dating it ough to perform the
Thu topmost point of tho MciKitnff
vlilch will llout the 8turn nnd Htrlpcs
owr tho worMs Riuatest wlreleKs ln
lion, and where Kllllnti nut for n brief
moment yeatirdiy while a companion
nnrtn u corlfH of siapsliots of him, In
wittlv CtO feet auovu the top of the
AVii8'ilnton monument, the highest
mentorlut In Amerlwi
Vhile Kllllnn holds that tho Arling
ton job n the mini dunKerous of Ills t
ttcmiui career, no sujs ne Kpl .eyiniiKii
inonej out of It to pay him for his
Got $125 for Risk.
"For the twenty minutes' work re
quired In painting the lUqpole proper,"
lie wild, "the Government paid mo 51 -
Of course, this is only pin money for
me. I hint) been In the habit of climb
ing to heights and sirlo.irhiK pulnt nt
dlstnnciH fai enough nboo tho Kround
4o mnl.c It worth while, nut thq dis
tinction of halns been tho man to
pulnt tho stuff on tho earth's tallest
wireless station recompensed me for
tho dlffcienco between tho '1-3 rccil'.'id
nnd what I should hate rccled.
Kllllnn has what he declares to be
tho only set of pictures ever made of
tho MreIess tuuirs fiom a close range
The War Department, for reasons of
Its own, doesn't wunt n detailed photo
Kraplrtc" history of tho construction of
tho highest wlreles towers In the world
to be In promiscuous hands Conse
quently photogmphers Itodakers, and
camera (lends hne been shooed off
whenever thev appeared at Arlington
ilurlnc the course of construction of the
Kllllun, honcer, smuggled u camera
in his lunch box, nut his lunch Inside
his blouse, cllmlxd illj feet above the
? round to tho top of the (lag staff on
he highest of the trio of towers, and
made snapshots to his heart's content
for several minutes The result of his
photography Is given here
Tho three towels now being tested by
the government have been in the pro
cess of construction for more than a
vcar and a half As each section of
xtccl frumework was put up which re
quired Just a little more climbing to
ward the sk, the painters In this part
of the country wanting Jobs over In
Arlington begun proportionately to lose
their deslio for such woik.
Steeplejacks Were Shy.
Klnall), when the highest of the
three stations, which Is WO feet, wns
ready for its thlrtv-flvc-foot flagstaff,
thero wasn't a man In sight to do the
work. Several steeplejacks hulf-heart-tdly
offered to go up, but with each
oJTer, secretly pravetl that It would bo
rejected. The department declined to
permit any of them to attempt the
Kllllnn put In nn appeuranco about
this time and his services qulcklv
were accepted With Arthur Dally, a
oung Virginian steeplejack. Kllllun
the other iluy started for the highest
point on the mlddlo tower, with his
paint und his biuslus, his lunch box,
whlrh hid his cumeru, nnd his lunch.
It was but a question of a very few
minutes when he bigan smearing tho
paint on the tail pole, till his work
wuh completed Thin ho cllmbeel down.
Tho hill upon which the three Gov
ernment wireless stations were erected
is exuctlv JS0 feet above Washington.
The middle tower which Kllllun prides
himself on having painted. Is bl) fci t
lrom ground to tip of HngstalT, or kS5
feet abovt tho Capital Tho other two
towers are 4u0 fee t In height each.
His Most Dangerous Task.
Kllllun declares tho Arlington tusk
to have In i n the most dangerous one
ever undertaken 'Climbing up flag
staffs on tail buildings," hr said, "la an
um Job as comp.ind to this. Anvone
eif a hundred st pleJiukM whom 1 know
will Jump at tho chance to go up on tho
Hlugi r building and spread pulnt on
the llagstaff there If, b any chaiue, a
man should fall from the Hinge r llug
stan. he would land on top of tho
"If u fellow's foot even "lips on the
Arlington towers, however, ho is gone
past itcuverv. He Is sure to strike one
of tho narrow steel beams, but cannot
lodgi thtie Ills bodj will bounce off
like a lubber bull, oM to strike on
some ntlur beam a few feet below
This will iontluue until It llnally stilked
'All this was tnkin Into ronsldeintloti
before I nun ed to do thi work I got
through with no 111IM1 ips, and . um
pioud of in accomplishments"
Hill 14th St. N. W. Phone Main .1317.
nranchra In oier 300 lending cltlea In Amer
ica, Kuroic, and Africa I'upllt travellnc
may tranvfer the value of tholr Iriauna from
.ne city to another without aMIUonal coat.
1'IIIVATK AND CLVBS I KSSONH AT
BCHOOL, Olt IinslDKNCU DAY
UliST OP NATIVE TBACIICRS.
Icrms rcaaonabto. Catalogue on application.
OHAND PHIZES AT ALL, ItCCENT
Tiryy Classes Constantly Ktirmlng
fU Kaet Capitol titreet
H hrol of Orcctf .Shorthand oilJ Touch
fchcol uf Dnokkerplnc
.school of ('Ml Hervlce
hcho 1 or KiislUti Hrunchci.
Twenty seventh jcur
3i co catalogue Umn m.uent. To I Line 31.
IOUHT r WOOD. I U M. 1'ilnclpal.
special lata afternoon claMe for aUultf
jtartliitf In bhaKcspeart, Mtln and Mathc
inatlca Day and nlKht graded and high
ethool courses for children and adui.s, auu
lrUato coaching Cutaloguei
FRANCIS MANN HALL. A. M., Principal
T1 1 3877. 221 U ST N V.
111. lit TIOV
Mrs. Emily French Barnes
Hj I.Uvtnth St ' i:
h I.lnc 17J0
Washington School of Accountancy
lnatructiun preparing (or C P. A clbsria
and buetnes aduilnlilratlon profanloaal
efface bullftln tent on requtjt.
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Resting On Top of Arlington Wireless Station, While Companion Photographs
Him and Makes Views of the Grounds 6oo Feet Below,
Former Surgeon General
O'Reilly Dying At Home
Former Surgeon Oeneral of the United
Htates Army It. M. O'llellly, Is In a
dying condition at his home, 18. Cl
street northwest, and ho Is not expected
to live at tho longest more than forty
General O'llellly was taken 111 about n.
week ugo Dr. M. A. Dei Lunc, V. 8.
A , wns summoned and It vrus found
thut General O'ltclll) was suffering from
Urlglit's disease Hiccoughing has ac
companied the attack of Drlghts dis
ease Piior to having to tako to his bed,
General O'llelllv's health was good. His
Illness comes as a great shock to his
friends. Ills age, slxtv-clght vcurs, is
companled the attack of llrlght's dis
ease und the end Is expected at almost
Dr. De lany sas at the longest Gen
eral O'llellly cannot last longer than
two days. Mrs. Ilelll), and Mrs Fred
erick Hcnnessv. wlfo of Captuln Hen
Hess, Uie army aviator, and the only
child, are at Oeneral O'llelllv's hillside.
Captain Hennessy was summoned to
Washington by telegraph from Tort
Riley, Kan, wnero ho went with Lieut.
Thomas De Witt Milling and I. km.
Henry II. Arnold, to experiment In di
recting artillery lire ut a hidden target
from an ucropiuno wnie ning.
Jack Johnson's Saloon
'Closed Up by Police
CHICAGO, Nov. i-Tho Cafe de
Champion, Jack Johnson's saloon, was
closed jesterday afternoon by order of
Police Captain Noothaar, who acted en
Instructions from Cltj Collector Cohe'i.
After a conference with the city law
department Collector Cohen told Cap
tain Nootbaar to c oso the place, as no
license has been Issued A squad of
police went to Johnson'n at 2 o clock,
escorted the patrons to lite street and
locked tno doors
Tho churges ugulnst thi negro In con
nection with I.uclllo Cameron and othei
whlto woimn caused the refusal of his
license. Johnson will leave for Russia
as soon as his affairs are settled here
A series of fights hue been arranged
for him there.
Patent Leather Button,
i7" BOND ST. MOJyEjTff
1003 Pa. Ave., Washington
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Store Is Open
Entries for Monday
At Pimlico Track
I'IMLICO HACK THACK. Mr., Nov. 2.
Entries for Monday, November 4!
I'lrst iace-Helllng; three-ycur-olds und
up, six ftirlcni,s Murjorlo A , 1J0, Miss
Jonah, 115: rowton Field, 118. Madman,
lis, Jiunle I'ureell, in, i'aiun, l."i: lel
low Kjes, 115, Uden Hall, 115.
hecund race Maiden two-vear-olds,
five furlongs. Corncruckner, 112. Doc
Truc, 11.', Itetio. HO. Federalist. 11.',
Ilurgcols, 112, Chicane, U'J. Tunkhutst,
10a, Trlflcr, 109, Clothes Ilrush, 103, Mo
hawk Girl. 109; Wunda lltzer, 1(0, First
Tronip, 1W H onset, l(ri.
Third race Fillies and mines, all
ages, soveii furlongs: Cadiuli, f, Ilryn
ilown, W; Aim llu Jinks. 111. Murj Ann
K, W; Ocean Ulue, 114, Continental, 101,
i uurin nice oii'ciic-ciiui init-i .jiai
olds and up, two miles: Exemplar, 1ST,
Clurlsh. Ui. Hhannon Hlver 137, Oiorgu
l,no, ii:; i.uiie iii-urfr, i, niiiiiin iaie,
137, Dissenter, 137, Juvirunce, 14"j, Ab
sconder, 137. O Ileur, 132, King Cash, 133
tl ! a-nn rP n-i niir.ivMg ntii till to
1 (1111 lUlt nu-irm-uniO) will, iitn-Jt
HtronuoUH, lv&, Undo Oblo, 10, j:.irl
I Inlit list. tin lit I ttin h 141 ' Uirili ira f
L(IH4lt JV-J, IJIIIIM I, vl I 1'V.f)" t
105. Grosvenor. 1U5. Turtar. 106
Hlxth race Arlington Handicap, sell
ing Hire o-s ear-olds and up; mile und
one-eighth Hccord. 101. Herbert Turner,
101; Charles r Grainger, HO; Illackford,
103: Fred Mulhollund, IK, xAltamah,
103: x Yellow Ke. V). Joequelln, 10S;
Donald Macdonald, 105; i:i Oro, 110,
Bcvcnth race Two.) car-olds; flo fur
longs. Hklbbereen, 109. It. II. Gray, 112;
Queen of the Turf. 109, Novelist, 109.
Abdon. 109. Ills Mnjoetv, 112. I'andorlna,
109. I.lncsta, 109: Virile. 11!, Juaquln.
112: Ilepentant, 109; Astute, 109; Twee
Apprentice allowanco claimed.
Notice The second race was divided
and sciond section run bj the seventh
Weuthor fair, track mudd
All Souls' Day Mass.
The Kcv. Godfre) Hunt was the cele
brant of 9 f clock mass at tho Francis
can Monasters , Ilrookland, toduy, hi
commemoration of All Souls' Day. As
sisting were rutin l David Ilamos and
Father I, Wugner. Immediately after
mass was celebrated u procession was
formed and marched through the ceme
tery In the monasters grounds, with
Father Godfrey In charge.
must look London
this year or look wrong.
At the Bank of England or
on the Strand (there are Re
gal shops in both districts),
you could not find a pair of
shoes more precisely correct
than this BOND STREET
Note its plain-stitched, narrow
tip note its flat tread. low
arch, low heel and toe.
Button style is the ultra
correct thing this Fall.
There are other niceties
of workmanship and
jiiuaii uuoui inis
phoe, but you will
better by com
ing to the shop
and asking to be
? t i
.ii l Ait-.
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SAMUEL E. KILLIAN,
Daredevil Steeplejack, On Top of Flat
Pole, 63s Feet Above the Ground.
Pastor Is Chaperon
Of Halloween Party
Tho Young People's Society of Grace
Lutheran Church held u Halloween
party In the rooms of the socb ty last
night In which furl, joung people took
part under tho chain ronagc of tho llev.
J F A Docrrinun.
The regular monthly meeting of the
soclitT wus set for November 19
AN imposing;, fireproof structure, constructed of steel and marble and finished throughout
with every comfort and convenience. Equipped" with an excellent heating and ven
tilating plant. Fast and safe elevator service.
The location of the Munsey Building is ideal in every respect. Right on Pennsylvania
Avenue opposite the District Building, one block from the U, S. Treasury, two blocks from
the City Postoffice, right in the heart of the Theatrical and Financial districts, and on the same
block with the Postal Telegraph Company, makes the offices in The Munsey Building doubly
The rentals are extremely reasonable, permitting smaller firms to locate here and enjoy
excellent office rooms at far less rent than they would be required to pay in other high-class office
"Everybody Knows Where The Munsey Building Is "
"No eiucstlon of express service on tho
Chevy Chase line of the Capital Trac
tion Company has ever been brought
be f oro the company or Its officials.
Consequently, tho company has not con.
nldered tho question."
This was the brief and pointed com
ment of President George i;. Hamilton,
of the Caplti'l Traction Company, tn
icplv to Inquiries toiluj.
"Wo know ubsulutcly nothing of any
romplulnt or ngllutlon or a request for
express cars by any ono on the line,"
said Mr. Hamilton, "except what wo
huvo seen In tho newvpapers. Of course,
this does not bring tho matter before us
official!). We have had no communica
tion or official Information on the sub
ject from any cnc.
Mr. Hamilton declined to discuss pos.
Utilities or probabilities of express ser
vlie, or Its prnctlcnblllty or opt ration.
He reiterated thut no consideration had
been given the mutter, and It could not
be discussed In advance of considera
tion The company he said proposes to
tin nothing until tho matt r Is brought
to It ortklalH. Mr. Hamilton left the
Impression of lx Ing surprised at dis
cussion of the matter before It was
bi ought to the company.
The offices of the District Klectrlo
Hallway Commission like othor execu
tive offices of the Government weio
cloned today. It Is probable thut a pub
lic hearing will be held curls next week,
to co-ordinate the views of Dutrons of
the Chevs Chuse line on the question of
From the. tenor of President Hamll
ton s statement It can be seen that the
company does not at present contem
plate the establishment of express ser
vice Operatic Quartet
To Sing Tonight
1 he Operatic Four, a quartet of grand
opera singers will present In tho Crys
tal room of the Kbbltt House this even
ing from 10 tu 12 o cluck a program of
clusslc and modern music from the va
rious operus. The mi mbers of the
quartet are Kvu De L'Angevlne, so
prano. F.sthcr Connelly, contralto; Jo
seph Hotheni, ti nor, and Thomas A.
Murrus, basso John H M Zimmerman
Is the musical director.
Torpedo Boat Retired.
The torpedo boat Porter nas retired
from commission vesterday after six
teen urs' service. This vessel has
been attuchdl to the Meets on both
coasts The dropping of this vessel Is
In llnu with a continued plan of gcttlns
rid of nntlquutcd vessels
CHICAGO. Nov. 2. Encouraged by
the success of their third degreo treat,
ment of Beatrice fiyoll, In obtaining a
full confession of her own and Charles
Conway's part In the murder of Miss
Sophia Singer, the Baltimore heiress,
detectives of Captain Ilalpln's office to.
day planned an even more vigorous
questioning of Conway himself. In tho
hope that he, too, will confess to the
Ueatrlco Ilsall, the actress, who
signed her confession "Lillian D, Con
way," which Is ono of several names
she has been known bv, wus treated us
a State's witness today.
"1 don't want to testify against con.,"
she said, "but If thero Is no wav out,
I suppose I'll have to tell the truth just
os I told It yesterday afternoon to the
With Conway's expected confession
the police said thev would have com
pleted the case, and nothing would re
main, except tho presentation of the
facta In court.
Body of Slain Heiress
Brought to Baltimore
For Funeral Today
UAI.TIMORK, Md, Nov. 2 -Tho body
of Miss Sophia G 8lngcr, for whoso
murder Charles O Conway and his
wife, vaudeville performers, arc now
held by the Chicago police, arrived In
Ualtlmore last night and was removed
from union station to the parlors of an
undertaker In northwest Baltimore.
Owing to the serious Illness of Mrs.
Louis B Singer, mother of tho mur
dered woman, the body wns not taken
to Miss Singer's former homo ut 717
The funeral of the young woman will
be held today nnd burial will bu In Lou
don Park Cemetery.
Letters to Support
Hopes of President
In support of the statement of Presi
dent Tuft that he lias not admitted de
feut and that he Is Mill hopeful of
victory, extracts from a numtie of let
tirs received recently at the Whlto
Houso were given out toda). Tho ma
terial Includes one poll In which Presi
dent Taft led, but with nooscvelt far
ahead of Governor Wilson.
Street Opposite Municipal Bldg.
913 Munsey Building
Tho minimum rating of efficiency, be
low which no clerk In the departmental
service In Washington can go without
dismissal, as well as tho ratings upon
which future promotions and demotions
will bo made, will bo announced by the
Civil Service Commission about Novem
Before the plans fixing the basis of all
ratings oro finally approved they will
bo mado tho subject of a general de
Efficiency ratings will not become
operatlvo before December 1, and pos
sibly not before January 1, 1913. When
they do become effective a complet .
record of alt work dono by every em
ploye will be kept, together with tho
time occupied nt the task, time off for
various causes, and the hours of work.
These record shc ts will periodically bo
made tho subject of comparison nnd
given a percentage ruling on a fixe 1
efficiency basis for the tusk or tasks In
volved. Though the porccntagn figures hai
not been finally adopted, li ts certain
thut no emploso will bu pormlttcd tu
drop below an efficiency of CO per cent
without having tho penalty of dismissal
pronounced. There Is somo question as
to the dismissal minimum. Some Gov
ernment officers nro In favor of 70 or 7 1
per cent as an absolute, minimum, under
a I'M standard, while others want tile
minimum as low as DO
All rccoids villi be mado and kept 1.A
thu departments und bureaus, tho CID
Service Commission receiving dupllcuti
copies Thesa duplicate coplo will be
Died by the commission us u ptrmancn
Efficiency ratings for Government
clerks were prescribed by Congress ut
the lust session. As excluslvclv an
nounced In The Times, civil Servlc
Commissioner John A." Mcllhenny hns
been nt work for two months devlflng
h ssstem for these ratings Though
various department officers have been
In consultation with him from time to
time, the general plan, ns finally out
lined lis him. will bo passed upon b i
council of officials from all the depar'
ments before thev are finally upproved
The plan will also have to be pause
upon b the Civil Service Commission
us a whole.
Church Women Are
Planning for Bazaar
The members or Trlrlty Kplsiop.l
Church are making elaborafci prcpr.r i
tlnns for- thill nnnuil bazaar, to b
In Id this month In their p irlsh hill
Third street and Indiana avenue nortl
west Committees and numes of th
women In clmigu of booths will bo un