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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRtbAY.' MARCH 24: 1916.
UP TO SENATE
Strong 'Sentiment in Upper
House Forecasts Some In
ureases in Hay Bill.
Big Sensation Due
In Peck Poison (seise
The Hay urmy reorganization
bill, providing a standing army of
140,000 men, went over to the
Senate today following its pass
age by the House last night.
The Senate has a bill of its own,
which provides an army of 178,000
men, and the fact that the House
cast a large vote in favor of the
Khan amendment, proposing a still
larger fighting force, gave promise
today that when the two bills get
into conference there will be a
compromise on the issue relating
to the size of Uncle Sam's regu
prolonged discussion, howeve'r,
is ahead in the Senate over the
military question. Senators feel
that a broad and comprehensive
law ought to be worked out to af
ford the basis for greater land pre
paredness. SENATE TO DIFFER.'
The Senate bill Is certain to differ
widely from the House bill, and will
provide for a larrer regular army.
Anions the problems for the Senate
to consider are vocational education for
the soldiers, which la being urged by
Senator Hoke Smith in an amendment;
the short-term enlistment; the moblll
latlon of Industries In event of war;
and the Government manufacture of
How to build up reserves, what to do
to make the national guard most ef
fective, and the plan of providing for
Federal volunteers are other Important
propositions to be discussed.
The Hay bill was passed by a vote of
40S to 2. Congressman Britten of Illi
nois, a Republican, and Congressman
London of New York, a Socialist, cast
the two opposing votes. Mr. Brltton
does not regard the Hay bill as afford
ing real preparedness, and explained
that he believed It useless to pais a
bill providing an army of only 140,000
Congressman Kahn's amendment for
an army of 220,000 strong was defeated
on a. roll call vote of 21S to 191, a ma
jority of only 22. The "big army"
strength In tho House was a surprise to
' many members. In all; thirty-four Re
publicans voted against the big army
rvmendment and thirty-three Democrats
voted for It
Votes on Amendments.
Several record votes on amendments
were had before the House passed the
bill, and the lower body was, engaged In
calling the roll from 4 until after 6
o'clock. The attendance was unusually
The Military Affairs Committee met
two defeats before Its bill was finally
pabFCd. By a vote of 'Xi to 198 the
riouso adopted the amendment offered
by Congressman Augustus 1. Gardner
of Massachusetts, making possible a
This amendment provides that after
one year's active service an enlisted
man may be turned Into the reserve or
the regular army provided his com
manding officer attests to the fact that
ne Is a pronclent soldier. The en
listed man going Into the reserve after
one year or active service would be sud
Ject to call for six years.
Under the plan originally proposed In
the Hay bill every enlisted man n-nuld
have served three years with the colors
and four years In the reserve. The
Gardner amendment was Informally
adopted during debate, and Mr. Hay
asked a record vote, only to have the
committee provision again rejected for
the short term enlistment idea.
To Discuss Literature.
The Capitol Hill Literary Society will
discuss the first period of American
literature Monday evening at the In
gram Memorial Church. In aditlon to
the general discussion there will be a
special musical program provided by a
committee which Includes Mrs. A. H.
Frear, Mrs, E V. Carr, and Mrs. Effle
(Continued from First rage.)
bellev she will ngure heavily In the
pcltonlng mystery, ha would Ilk to have
Calims Positive Evidence.
Francis Mancuso, head of the homi
cide department of tho New York dis
trict attorney's office, who If !r (Irand
Rapids, wot king on the case, reported
that he had positive evidence against
"We have an open and shut case
against this min," he declared. "Trie
case so far has been n Herniation, but
the biggest sennulon U yet to come.
Before we are throiwh, we will have
uncovered ono of tho Rrcatoat poison
plots In criminal annals."
Mancueo carefully guarded iho vital
facts he has In hta han-U. '
"Walte needed money," Mancuso con
tinued." He was Uvlng. ft life In New
York City that cost liirfr XO.MO a your.
He did not work- Whs re did ne not tho
money? When this question Is ans
wered tho sensation will be made
"We have traced Walte'a Ufo from tho
time he left Grand Itaplds and entered
the University of Mlcblunn. There In
his first year ho began his career. Ho
stolo a dental plate from u classmate
and turned It In ns his own to pass in
examination. Ho completed his collego
con me. but did not win u scholarship
nbroad as he claim. After graduation
he went to Scotland where he studied
for three weeks and then went tc? South
Afrlra, where ho worked as a dentist
In Cape Town for 110) ti month.
He soon had considerable money,
Whera he (tot It. I i!o nit know.
"He landed In New York a man of
wealth. He Intvod'i.'od himself Into Iho
medical and dental circles of Now Yotk
as an authority on oral mi-gory. He
claimed to have performed, somo r.t tho
most difficult feats known to oral
surgery, whon In fact he hnd not pir
formed one. nut hi money and smooth
talk got him by."
Bank beposits Held.
Acting on the telegram received from
Deputy District Attorney Mancuse. con
ducting an Investigation at Grand Itap
lds, District Attorney Swann has Im
pounded Dr. Walte's bank books ana
has held up his deposits. He has re
fused to divulge, what the figures show.
While at Grand Rapids, Immediately
after the burial of Peck, Dr. Walte and
his wife are each reported to have made
tncir wills. Hera was maao ai nis urg
ing, and under Its torms he would re
ceive half of the Peck fortune Instead
of 15 per cent Jio would get If she were
to die Intestato and without children.
lie le said to have agreed to make his
will, leaving her the sole heir. He said
his fortune amounted to 40.ww.
Statement of Maid.
In her statement made to District At
torney Swann and Assistant District
Attorney Embree. Dora Hllller, the
maid, said she knew little about the
circumstances of Mrs. Peck's Illness and
death, because she was seldom in Mrs,
Peek's sick room, and that the care of
Mrs. Pack had been undertaken by Dr.
Walte, his wife, Mrs. Clara Louise Peck
Walte. and Mrs. Lynch, r. trained nurse.
The maid was unable to say whether
there was anything auspicious about the
violent illness which ended Mrs. Peck's
As regards the last days of Mr. Peck,
she was able to testify evpllclty. About
two days before Mr. Peck died (she was
unable to recall the exact hours of the
occurrences) she was in the kitchen of
the Walte apartment preparing soup
for the family the doctor and his wife
and the ailing father-in-law.
As she removed the soup from the
range Dr. Walte entered the kitchen
and poured a few drops of liquid from
a small bottle into one of the plates of
"JJr. Walte put something in the plate
of soup," the maid told Judge Swann,
"and then said to me. 'Dora, here is
some medlclno for father. You Faste
It and see IX It isn't too hot.- You know
his mouth Is sore'
"I tasted the soup.'' continued the
maid, "and found that It was cooling
all right I didn't taxto anything r
pleasant. It scorned nil right. I Just
touched a tcaspconful to my lips. Then
I carried Mr. Peck's plate into the din
ing room ar.d set it l.efore him.
"I noticed that ho tried It and then
made a face didn't llkn It for some
reason. He lecked up nt his daughter,
Mrs. Walte, and said kind of peevishly.
'Clara, you're a poor houiekeenor lr
that's the best kind of soup you can
have made In tills house. Mr. Peck then
pushed tho soup nway from him, and
rata ne wojiu iiko to navo some ice.
"Medicine" Also in Tea.
"I left the room just then and went
Into one of the other rooms for some
thing I wanted before returning to tho
kitchen. When I j;ot back to tho
kitchen, them was Iir. Watte. Ho raid
to me, 'Dot a, futhor culd he would Jlko
a cup of tea. Ho didn't worn tp like
the soup, so I have put aomo of tho
medlclno Into his tea.' tr. Walte car
iled Mr. I'rt-k'k cup of Ui into the
dining room hlmrelf, don't know for
sure that Mi Peck dr.inl, 1t. I wasn't
In tliu dining room, hut tie cup was
empfy v. hen I cleared the table,1'
Dr. Cornell, who practiced medicine In
his younger days, but whose means are
Mich that he was able to retire told
Judge Swann thnt he visited the Walte
apartment on tho evening of Saturday,
March 11. He was there about 7 p. m.
lit greeted his cousin and old friend,
Mr. Peck, and talked with him at some
"Mr. Peck was clenr eyed and seem
ingly comfortable In body and mind,
although he complained of intestinal do
rangement. I noted, however, that he
was In good condition, and that his
health had improved,
"Dr. Albertus Adair Moore had been at
the apartment, I was told, and had
made out a simple prescription to re
lieve Mr. rock's Intestinal complaint.
Dr. Walte had gone out to a nearby
drug store, I was told also, to have the
prescription filled. It was largely In
the nature of a sedative.
"Dr. Walte camo Into the apartment
while I wus there, entering apparently
from the street, and went Into the room
where Mr. Peck was lying down. Dr.
Walto gave Mr. Peek somo modlclna
and soon after I heard my old friend
groan. I left tho house shortly after
ward. "At 7 o'clock on the following morn
ing, March 12. I was caljcd to the tele
phono by Mrs. Walte, who told mo
that her father hnd died In the night.
I was shocked hecauso I had satisfied
myself that Mr. Peck was gaining In
"At 3 o'clock In the afternoon of the
same day I went to the 'Walte apart
ment to express my sympathy. Tho
doctor answered my ring at tho boll
and blocked tho doorway with hli body.
I nsauncd from his manner that ho was
not anxious tc have mo enter the apart
ment. " 'It was hardly necessary for you to
come.' hs said shortly.
"'Well.' I ald, 'I decided to come
anywav. and at thut ) Crushed past
Dr. Walte nnd entered the house."
Essential Points of Case.
These wero the essential points of
the Information which Judge Swann Is
using for grand Jury purposes and
which precipitated the nsrest of Dr.
Wnlte. There wore, however, other
circumstances which enured tho District
Attorney to tako tho case befoni tha
grand Jury and to request an Indict
ment for murder.
Judgo Swann had rrcrlvtd from his
Investigators In Grand Ranlds. Assis
tant District Attorney Mancuso, Dr.
Otto SchulUe. the pathologist of the
Plainer Attorney' office, and one spe
cial tnveetlgator. such roaltlvo advice
that he saw no reason longer to defer
action against. Dr. Walte.
fV'dllf,daJ A,r' Mancuso had In-SM-iH?.!
!" "v. I" distance
.r,i.ii B,Sc "'"Brawn mat an ex
amination of the stonwh of Mr. Peck
i-r'v!?1.(Jl a large iuaiitlty of ar
K2S Ku". tL'"t.th'J examination of the
t?i1 i?,',', dl,c'"',d traces of arsenic.
-SiHiS' ,ci?vcry ?f """nlc in the brain
entirely disposed of any theory that
arsenic mlvVit h,v. vi. ...Ij . ..
,5 nuld, sincj th'e ..walysVor
i,.. ..i. ,""""" ;rom 'icain would
S"i-m".S ' .'Toslble for nrsonlc to
get Into the tissue of the brain
Tho undertaker whi, en,almed the
body stated that no arsenic had leon
used In the embilmlng fluid. The com
plete telenranh tk'Mva t... t...
Swann on Wednesday night from his
assistant In Grand Rapids was as follows!
"Examination here shows criminal
tecord goln back to 190. Tn iifMuinn
to perfect case on present matter, both
frcm legal and medical standpoint-. It Is
essential for the preparation of the case
io proTiae against possioie ruture de
fense of Inranttv. and will Himii,. ....
ents of defendant now before his nrrcst
Is made. Prof. Vaughn reports plenty
of arsenic. A. complete autopsy will bo
arranged. If possible, do not Arrest de
fendant until X wire that work here is
completed. It is essential to keep mat
ter perfectly secret on account of situa
Judge Swann. however, had alreadx
acted, partlv because of the lnfornf
t.on obtained from the negro maid and
from Dr. Cornell, and partly becau.-o
of several minor discoveries.
One of the first acts of the district
attorney's office was the Impounding of
Dr. Walte's bank accounts and of
rapers and valuables he had in a safntv
deposit box. Judge Swann thought It
best laat night not to make public the
location of the bank accounts and of tho
safety deposit box.
Having tied up Dr. Walte's finances.
Judge Swann Instructed the police de
partment jesterday morning to send de
toctlves to Dr. Walte's apartment and
to keen the doctor under the strictest
surveillance until further orders uoie
When the detectives went to the
apartment they found Dr. Walte In a
stupor from drugs. With the doctor
were Edward Walte, his brother, who
Ih employed in the New York Public
Library, and Ray Schlndler, a private
detective, who was retained by Percy
S. Peck, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Pock and brother to Dr. Walte's wife.
Unable to aiouse his brother, Edward
Walte called Dr. Albertus Adair Mooro
Dr. Moore arrived In haste and tried un
ivalllngly for somo time to restore Dr.
Wnlte to consciousness.
Ho wan partly successful only. Under
tlio urge of strong stimulants Dr. Walte
recovered enough coherence to say that
he had taken "plenty of stuff." and
that he had begun to dose himself with
nodatlvo drug at 11 o'clock on Wed
Dr. Moore assumed from tho look
of the cose that tlr. 'Walte hnd Keen
dosing himself steadily and heavily
nun trional. veronal and ulphonal.
In Dr. Walte's pockets Dr. Moore
found and turned over to Judge Hwann
later threo kinds of sleeping tableta-a
quantity of five grain (ablets or trional.
a quantity of five-grain tablets of ul
phonal and three glass tubes containing
tablets of veronal solium.
In a moment of temporary freedom
from drug haziness Dr Walte appealed
to Dr. Moore to use a stomach pump,
but Dr. Mooro said It was too late-busing
a stomach pump wouldn't do any
good, and the only thing to do was to
sleep off the efect of the drugs.
''why did you take this stuff?
"1 wanted to sleep-to sleep,' Walte
Recital at St. John's.
Henry il. Freeman, organist and
rholrmaster of St. John's Ep'scopal
Church, and Richard Lorleberg. vlolln
celllst, are to glvo the hundred and
fifth Lenten recital at St. John's Church
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With rest disturbed at night,
Annoying urinary disorders,
Tis a weary way, indeed.
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and across my loins. Every twist
or turn of my body caused pain.
Mornings I awoke feeling all tired
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hard day's work. My feet and hands
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I heard about Doan's Kidney Pills
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