Newspaper Page Text
Fmri?? rlMlr ??*lktr
iar? twtfkl aa4 Imm>
tralarr al ?
number n.566. "aaa.yt:" Washington. Saturday evening, june 19. 1920. ia?? m smm 7im*|
i" What "Obligations?'*
Extreme Tempera noe.
If Wishes Came True.
We'd Be Sorry.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE?
h (Cepjrrlf ht. 1M? )
? Concerning rejection of the
League, President Wilson
?peaks of "attempted evasion of
the people's obligation*."
L. What "obligations?"
There is no obligation on the
part of the United States until the
'United States, in accordance with
the Constitution and with the ap
proval of the Senate, ratifles the
The President of the United
States, at home or abroad, has no
power to impose "obligations"
unen the people of tha United
States. He is a servant, not a
The President has no power to
He has no power to guarantee
that the United States will finance
Europe. He has no power, no
right, legal or moral, to Hay that
thousands of men shall be sent
abroad to carry out foreign ideas
No Peace League exists, or ever
The American people has never
authorised the making of any such
treaty, and no "obligations" exist.
Obligations may rest upon Mr.
Wilson; he is the judge of what he
But "obligations" can be Isid
upon the United States only with
the consent of the United States.
The United States is under no
obligation to any nation in Europe
and never will be. We decide as
we go along?no one decides for
us one hundred years ahead.
Meanwhile everybody is delighted
to read the Interview that Mr. Wil
son gives to I<ouls Seibold. It's an
interview written by a good re
porter, Its tone and the good, old
fashioned words "political skul
duggery" show that the President
Is feeling well, which pleases every
George W. Perkins is dead, killed
In his youth by his relentless
driving of his own mind and body.
He ate littlfe drank only cold
water, worked always. The doc
tors of Europe would have told
him what they told the lato ! H.
Harriman?"If you had kn< wn
enough to go slowly, *pd 'iad
taken the milder stlmuim in
moderation, thus relieving in
stant mental strain, n oh :ht
live thirty years U-nger. '
Advocates of total nb?,:'nr -.ce
MAY be right. But i'op ? Loo, iiv ig
'to ninety, writing h<s r>yn. in
praise of light wines ?? m st
eighty; Von Moltke, niad-fo.ie . id
a thousand others offer custUrb g
testimony. Perhaps moderation is
better than excess in either dlro.j
? ? _______
In the last two di<v good, to* -
ish old Uncle Sam has Iw-uj t
2,100,000 ounces of silver, 20 r
cent above the market price, tr s
strengthening the finances of A i
at the expense of he Unit I
States Treasury. Ur<*l?> Sarn. buy
ing American silver t.'kes ii <>u",
of the world market, . ilvcr ??>
up 10 cents an oun< i dlati
]y. Even WITHOU! tl.
League Uncle Sam f . ? po- .
ble to be the world's > maix."
If the Germans haa ?.jnquured
France, and Von Hindenburg, as
ruler, had forbidden the French
on their own territory to sing the
"Marseillaise," the world would
"What Huns those Germans
The French, other* helping, won
the war. Now, on German terri
tory, Germans are forbidden to
sing their national anthems or to
display the German national col
Very foolish, if Europe really
wants hatred to end, and business
The Turks arc supplied with
Bolshevist propaganda Armenians
are being gathered in by Bolshe
vism, and the Persians, made rest
less by Bolshevik invasion, muy
ccase to belong to England
The remedy for the trouble is
simple; only Lloyd Ceorgc, in
Europe, seems to understand it.
LET RUSSIA GET RICH. In
stead of boycotting, help her. Once
rich, she will be busy enjoying
the richness and cease from trou
bling. Prudhommc's "monarchies
are destroyed by poverty, and re
publics by wealth." is true, and
applies to the Russian kind of re
public. A fat cat kills no mice.
Let Russia get rich.
Dr. Hyslop, psychologist, who
said the dead could talk, is now
among the dead, unfortunately.
His friends say he will come back
and tall all about it. But WILL
HE? He died of a clot on the
brain, and although the spirit
'was inside the brain, he was un
able to speak before he died.
Slight interference with brain
tissue made it impossible for him
to speak here on earth, rendering
useless vocal cords and lungs. How
will he speak from the other side
of the grave without brain, lungs,
or vocal cords? How can that
which is NOT material produce in
our material atmosphere sound
waves to be taken up by the nerves
of the ear?
And why do the ghosts talk only
tc those that believe in ghosts?
Anybody can hear a telephone
If our dreams could come true,
w# should exclaim, "Please wake
A little boy dreams of a happy
future with a barrel of candy.
*fter eating one pound he savs,
"I don't want the barrel."
i Miss Emma Goldman dreamed
Petitions Asking Him to Run as
ENTHUSIASTIC FOR "HIRAM"
Probe Report That Delegates
"Fell Down" on Senator
ASHEVILLE, N. C., June 19.?
Positions asking that Senator Hiram
John*'!** become an independent can
didate for President of the United
States were started in Asheville to
day and soon spread to various sec
tions of western North Carolina.
The movement is being backed by
both Republicans and Democrats,
i Although as yet the number is nec
essarily small, those behind the mat
ter believe that it will grow, so that |
within the next few days at leaat |
1,000 will have signed the petition.
Johnson Is one of the most popular
candidates who has ever visited the j
western section of the State, com- I
prising about thirty-three counties. I
This was shown by the fact that in '
the primary of June 5 he received |
Ave to one of the votea cast for Gen
eral Wood, the only other Republican
entered In the election.
Johnson's visit to this section
brought lilm hundreds of admirers,
and they have been as enthusiastic for
?Hiram" as Roosevelt's follower
were for "Teddy."
If It is found that the appeal for
[Johnson In this section of the State }
is anything like the leaders believe
it will be. headquarter!- will be opened
here and the campaign really started
j In a way to carry this State for the
I There is some talk here that North
Carollnu Republican delegates to the
national convention fell down on
Johnson, even after ho had carried
this State. This matter is being
looked into, snd If it is found to be
I true, some sfps will be taken to
make the guilty delegates pay for
i POISON PEN' CAUSES MAN !
| TO SHOOT WIFE AND SELF
| Woman Will Recover, Husband Not
Expected to Live?Malicious
Letters the Cause.
J CALAIS. Me., June 10.?Driven fran
tic by "poisoned pen'' letters ques- j
Honing his young wife's loyalty. Ivan
Kittle, of McAdam, N. R. followed her
to her father's ho;tie. shot and seri
ously wounded her, then turned his
gun upon himself.
He is at Calais hospital and not ex
pected to live. Mrs. Little is under
treatment for a wound.
The "other man" mentioned in the
malicious letters which maddened the
young husband left the little town of
Honevdale, N. R. where the shooting
occurred, just as Little was entering i
by another road.
of a new society made to order,
! overthrowing old things that grew
up gradually through the ages.
| She dreamed of perfect bliss, the
rich man underneath, the poor
man walking over him. All she
wanted was a chance to make the
Now she is in Russia, where
those who agreed with her have
started to make the world over ac
cording to Marx and his theories,
with a few Muscovite trimmings.
Kninia Goldman In Ruslsa. very
homesick, says. If correctly re
ported, "It is rotten. The Marxian <
theory is a breeder of tyranny.''
She thinks Bolshevism even
worse than capitalism, says there
is no liberty for the individual in
Sometimes we think we know
what we want when we really don't
know what we want
Conditions were bad in France
after the revolution when heads
were rapidly falling into the basket
and today's "savior of the people"
was guillotining the savior of yes
But out of French horror came
the admirable French republic.
A strong, useful Russian govern
ment built on the old lines of
] special reward for special ability
will probably come out of the Rus
! i lan trouble In time.
Meanwhile, Miss Goldman has
discovered that governments,
rivUixations, and individuals, like
cabbages, grow and develop in a
Too can t ibaJi* them to order.
Daniels Announces Appointment
of "Fighting Leader" to
Secretary of the Navy Daniels an
nounced today that Maj. Gen. John
A. Lejeune had been appointed ma
jor general commandant of the Unit
ed States Marine Corps to succeed
Maj. Gen. George Barnett solely be
cause "in a fighting corps like the
marines the permanent general
ought to be a man who had distin
guished himself in ihe field."
Ai commander of the famous Sec
ond Division. Secretary Daniels said.
Major General Lejeune was regarded
as one of the most brilliant strategists
in Europe and the finest officer In the
Marine Corps, a record that entitled
him to assume command over that or
HKMOVAL SOT t HITlt ISM.
Mr. Daniels made; It clcar the re
moval of Major General Barnett w as
not to be taken In any way as a criti
cism of bin command over the Marine
Corps during the war. General Bar
nett wan reappointed major general
commandant slightly more than two
years ago with the understanding.
.Secretary Daniels said, that he should
hold the office, not for the full term
of four years, but "during the pleasure
of the President."
While In France during the war. I
Secretary Daniels said, he had deter
mined to appoint General Lejeune per
manent commandant upon his return I
to this country. H- ao Informed Gen- I
eral Lejeune when he visited the 1st- '
ter s headquarters In Coblenz, Ger- i
OTHER UK A Ug ?AV PALL.
Secretary Daniels indicated that the
axe may fall upon other bureau chiefs
of the Navy who have been holding
offices temporarily during the war. :
He would mention no names but said
that "anything ' might be expected in
view of the fact that they can be re
moved at the direction of the Presl
Reports that Rear Admiral Samuel
McGowan. chief of the Bureau of Sup
plies and Accounts, would be request
ed to resign, Secretary Daniels char
acterized as "mere rumors ''
RiSlllnlnx hla aellon In requesting
the resignation of t.raeral Barnett.
after n notable service of forty-three
feara nlth the corps, Secretary Oan
lelda prai.ed highly the service, ot
t.enerai Hnrnett daring hla adminis
"He has lieen n very efficient offi
cer and nn excellent general," the
Secretary said. .
Major General Lejeune. who Is now
In command of the marine post at
Quantico, \ a_. Mr. Daniel* said, will
assume his new duty next week
"Under the law. General Barnett
may cither retire with the rank of
major general," he said, "or he can
remain in tie service with the rank
of brigadier itoneral. I have seen
General Barnett. but lie doesn't know
wh'ch course he wl!l elect."
KEKPIKtl WITH POLICY.
Secretary Daniels said he bad wait
ed a considerable time before re
questing General Barnett's resigna
tion bccau.e the latter was in the
midst of legislative duties and he
wanted him to have an opportunity of
completing his estimates for the nex
"seal year before resigning As soon I
as Lhe fi C.il year was ended. Mr Dan-!
lels determined to appoint General Le
jeune to command the torps imme
He declared the appointment of
Gencr.il Lejeune was In keeping with
the policy of the Navy "Department to
recognize the services of command
ing officers who had distinguished
themselves on the Held.
a fUlitli jj corp. Ilk, (he Ma
rlnea," Mild Mr. Mantel.| believed
the permanent major general com
mandant Should l?e the man who moat
dlatlninii.hrd himself |n Ihe Held,"
He cited the care of th- promotion
of Admiral Redman for like services
as justifying hi* action with regard to
the removal of General Barnett
General Barnett had notlltng to aav
about his resignation when seen to
day. He first heard rumors of the
action th- Secretary contemplated
while recently Inspecting the Western
coast posts of the Msrlne Corps
General Barnett ha< served six
years and four months as command
ant of the Marine Corps, having been
reappointed two years ago with the
temporary rank of major general
His term of office would have expired
In February. 1022.
Secretary Daniels Issued a state
ment today laudatory of the services
of General Lejeune In France, when
the Second division, under his com
mand, broke the center of the German
line and caused the retreat of the
Germans to the east bank of the
Meuae, the night before the signing
of the armistice
A graduate of the Army War Co|.
lege. General Lejeune la recognised
he said, as "not only the ablest officer
In the marine corps, hut one of the
most distinguished soldiers of ths
Prior to the war. General Lejeune
was asalstsnt to the commsndsnt. snd
sr< ordlng to Mr Dsniels "he Is an of
fleer who won his spurs In war. and
will be s model major general com
mandant of Lhe marine corps."
Ousted Marine Commander
and His Successor
MAJ. GEN. GEORGE BARNETT, MAJ. GEN. JOHN A. LE JEUNE.
Who Will He Retired After Forty- Commandant at Quantico. Who Ha<
Three Vearn' Service in the Been Choaen to Head
U. 8. Navy. V- S. M. C.
Van Schaick Brands '
Rotary Club's School
Statement as ' *False "
I Branding a statement made by I be Rotary Club's
special committee investigating thp school situation here
as "false," .John Van Schaick, president ot' the Board of
Education, in a letter to Daniel .J. Callahan, chairman of
the committee, today called upon the club to correct the
He declared that the flub is wrong 4
in stating the Senate committee In :
vestigatinr schools commended the
work of Superintendent of School* !
Ernes' L. Thurston and stated "*M I
dently your committee was deceived j
by the campaign of malicious lying
that has been carried on by those who |
would substitute intimidation for!
calm consideration In matters of pub- i
Van Schalck, after expresalpg re
gret over the action of the club,
charges it took action on rnlsinfor- i
matton and without first making a
thorough study of the situation, and
took occasion to attack Thurston ;
After stating that the Board of'
PRESIDENT ON ROAD TO :
RECOVERY, SAYS DERCUM
Admit* Executive's Left Side In
Weak as Result of Partial
PHII.ADELPHIA. June 1? ?Dr.
Francis X Dercum. one of President
Wilson's physicians, when asked yes- ,
terday to comment on the Washing
ton story written by I.ouiR Seibold. of j
the New York World, after three
hours with the Chief Executive, had
this to say
"It is true that President Wilson '
has been very sick, but that he Is well (
nn the road to recovery Is indicated i
In that for a long time he has been
dointt hard work, attending to state '
matters and holding Cabinet meet- ;
Regarding that portion of the story
which Implied that th< President Is !
not fully recovered and Is Inclined to I
weakness on the left stde as the re- !
suit of partial paralysis. Dr. Dercum'a '
"While the story is not written
from the physician's standpoint, It Is
TWO SHOT AS IRISH
LONDON. June 1?,?Two per
sons were woundad In shootlnr
that was continuous In the
streets of t<ondondery through
out the night, said a London
derry dispatch to the Star today.
The fighting started with a clash
between unionists on one side
and exsoldlers and nationalist*
on the other.
DUBLIN, June 1>.- An attempt
waa made early today to loot
the Dublin depot of Upton's.
Ltd . the Arm of air Thomas Lip
The taid waa frustrated by
Irish volunteers, who held off
the attacker* until pollc* re
Education did not dismis? Thurston
but 'gave him advance notice de
cenly" that ho wojld not be re
elected, A an Schaick declarew:
??RAISED REO KbAfi."
"Then ho raised the red flag of
rebellion asainst constituted author
ity and challenged every principle of
orderly direction of government.
Afterward. In hie behalf, was begun
this campaign of false propaganda,
which, as you now see. fjas succeeded
In deceiving even your committee."
Van Schauk stated that the Board
of Education ? will not be deterred by
(Continued on fag' to. Column 1.)
HANGS HIS WIFE OUT OF
WINDOW AS HE SLEEPS
Police. Arouse by Scream* of Con
necticut Woman, Arrire in
Time to Save Her.
WATKRBCRY, Conn.. June 19 ?
Hearing a woman's screams, police
r??ervf? stationed at headquarters on
strike duty, rushed out to the street
shortly after midnight, and In an
apartment house across the street
saw a woman hanging from an open
window, while a man swung her body
back and forth. The policemen rush
ed upstairs, expecting every second to
hear the thud of the woman's body
on the pavement, four stories below.
Tha.v arrived In time to rescue the
woman She gave her name as Mrs.
Henry .1. Olbson, and said the man
was her husband. Turning to place
him under arrest tbe police noticed
his eyes were closed and he was In a
dazen condition. At headquartei a.
later, a doctor who examined him said
he waa suffering from a nightmare
and wasn't aware of what he waa
NEW YORK POST BOOSTS
PRICE TO THREE CENTS
lncreaaa hut Two Afternoon
Issues in Metropolia in
NKW YORK, .tunc 1#.?The number
of 2-cent afternoon newspapers in
New York will be further reduced
Monday, when the Evening Post, It
was announced today, will Increase Its
price to !y cents. Similar action al
ready has been taken by the Evening
Journal. the'fllobe, and the Mall, leav
Ing only the World and the Sun still
on ? 2-cent basis.
The I'rogresso ltalo-Amerlcano, a
paper of large circulation smnng the
Italians, also has announced It will
Increase Its price to 3 cents on Mon
MOTOR CORPS SALES.
Of the 39.000 motor vfhlrlfii cor?*
trolled hy the Motor Transport Cot pi
of tha U. ft. Army, dl?poaition of 91
per cant or 3H.04M vehicle*, waa mad a
up to April
Tammany Men Welcome Chance
To Fight Wilton on
The announcement of William G.
McAdoo that be will not enter the
lists for the Democratic nomination,
coming on the heels of the Presi
dents refusal to declare himself out
of the nomination contest, has agi
tated Democratic politicians remain
ing in Washington.
McAdoo's formal statement con
firmed a dispatch from San Francisco,
printed In yesterday's Washington
Time*, that the former Secretary of
the Treasury had announced to Inti
mate friends that he * a* In no wise
to be a party "hope" In the political
conclave which assembles June 2H.
BKLIRVE WILSON WILL. Rl'.V
The McAdoo statement was wired
to Jouett Shouse, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury. "This declaration
convinced politicians of both parties
that Mr. McAdoo was advised that his
dlstinifulshed father-in-law wanted
the nomination for himself." say* a
dispatch printed this morning in the
New York Times. Continuing, that i
"Chicago friends of McAdoo do ml .
believe that the convention would .
submit to the upsetting of the third
term tradition and the break In the ,
party solidarity which a third term
J. E. Watson, correspondent of the
New York American, writing from
Krench Lick Spring's. Ind.. points out
this morning that McAdoo's refusal
to run pleases the Tammany chief
WILL OPPORB THIRD TERM.
"A plan of President Wilson to
force his own nomination, while ac
ceptable to Southern Democrats J
here, is almost certain to meet oppo
sttion from Eastern sources," he j
adds. "Tammany men have not for
gotten the eight long lean years of
Federal patronage borne by the or
ganization under Mr. Wilson; nor
have they forgotten the President's
affront to Murphy.
"It can be stated on the best au
thority that the more progressive
element of the Democratic party re
yards defeat as certain under any
eaftdidate stamped with the Wilson
b.and. and will fight to break Admin
istration control of Democratic poli
cies by any means short of repudia
tion of'the Chief Executive.
Other Metropolitan newspapers to
day profess to see in the McAdoo an
nouncement a plan to start a move
ment for Carter Glass. Senator from
Virginia and former Secretary of the
Treasury The Senator today de
clined to take seriously the reports
current here and elsewhere that he
Is to obtain the support that had been
pledged to McAdo "I am not really
(Continued on Page 3, Column 3.)
D.C. LEPER SPURNS
U. S. "SURE CURE"
Willard Centlivre Refuses Treat
ment That Cleansed Forty
Because It Causes Bumps.
Willard Centlivre. twentjr-eeven
year-old leper In the custody of the
District Health Department, today re
fused to permit Dr. John It. Norrls. as
sistant District health officer, to treat
him with "eythl esther." a special
preparation of chaulmoogra oil.
which, experts of the United States
Public Health Service assert, hss
cured forty lepers In one year.
"I have seen this preparation ad
ministered to a leper in Louisiana,"
Centlivre told Dr. Norrls. "It was
injected hypodermlcally and produced
nodules on the men's face. I will not
take It. I am satisfied as I am for the
Treatment with this special preps
ration was suggested by Dr. William
C. Fowler, sfter the surgeon general
of the health service had referred to
It as a "sure cure" for leprosy. This
treatment was administered last vesr
to forty persons In the leper colony
in Hawaii. The results, health of
flcials say. were remarkable Rvery
leper treated was cured entirely, It is
Up to several weeks ago Centlivre
was using a different preparation of
chaulmoogra oil. He ceased taking
It of his own accord
"Centlivre Is not an Ideal patient,"
said Dr. Norrls today. "1 cannot force
him to be treated He Is very pe
culiar and Is suspicious of every move
made In his regard. The epeclsl
tresiment does not produce nodules.
Nodules are one of the developments
of the disease."
ANNAPOLIS HAS 11,214, ,
CENSUS FIGURES SHOW
Preliminary population 'figures for
Annapolis were announced today by
the Census Bureau as follows: l#2<i
population. 11.214; Increase sine*
1010. 2.?o*. ?c to a par csst
FIRM FOR DRY
BOSTON. June 19.?Gover
nor Coolidge yesterday an
Bwered the request of Virgil O.
Hlnshaw, chairman of the pro
hibition national committee, for
information as to how the
governor stood on increasing
the alcoholic content of bev
erages to more than one-half
or 1 per cent, by sending hltn
a copy of bis message vetoing
the bill legalising the salt* of
2.75 per cent beer and light
Coolidge was in his office to
day. although he was suffering
from a slight cold.
Harding Ready to Meet Presi
dent or Any Other League
Candidate, Say Managers.
Br A. O. HAYWARD.
International News Service.
Senator Harding. Republican nom
inee. is ready to meet President Wil
son a* the Democratic contender for
election to th? Presidency on the
I,eague of Nation* issue, or on any
other platform the Democrats may
put forth. It was announced at the
Republican headquarters this morn
There was Republican rejoicing over
the Democratic position and the fact
that President Wilson's friends here
are asserting he is In the field for a
third term nomination.
Prominent Democratic leaders are
not surprised by the latest statement
from the White House, or the position
taken by President Wilson. They ex
pect him to dictate the Democratic
nomination and are looking forward
to his demand for his own selection.
TTiey said such was the logical con
clusion after a careful study of the
most recent White House political
GLASS STILL FOR MeADOO.
Senator Carter Glass, of Virginia,
who is the leading supporter of Wll
lam G. McAdoo for the Democratic
nomination, was determined this
morning to continue his advocacy of
McAdoo. notwithstanding McAdoo's
announcement that he had determined
not to allow his name to go before
"1 still favor the nomination of
McAdoo." he said. 'I live In a section
of the country that is expected to fur
nish the electoral vote for a Demo
cratic President and McAdoo is the
choice. I think, of the South for the
Glass would make no comment on
the persistent rumor that Wilson Is
seeking a third-term nomination.
HARDING KKEP8 SILENT.
Senator Harding would make no
comment on the Democratic political
situation. Ha said he was proceeding
as rapidly as possible to pat himself
and his friends in position for the
fight against his political opponents.
He did not deny a consuming Interest
In the unfolding of the Democratic
program and the contest among the
Democrats over their nominee.
CONTINUES CON VERES CBS.
Senator Harding conferred until en
early hour this morning with National
Committee Chairman Will H. Hays on
affairs connected with the? official
notification ceremony and the opening
of the campaign
James Sloan. for fourteen years the
bodyguard of Prealdentlal candidates,
arrived, this morning to act In that
capacity for Senator Harding. Sloan
was the personal bodygusrd of Colonel
Roosevelt for seven snd one-half
years, and later served with President
Taft. He was then transferred to
Metrelt s? an agent of the Depart
ment of .Justice, and more recently
has been stationed In West Virginia
(Continued on Page 3. Column 6.)
EBERT URGES OWN
BERLIN, June 19.?Presiw
dent Ebert of Germany pro
tested today against the action
of the Saddlers' Union in rein
stating him to membership. He
appealed to the union leaders
to expel him and expunge his
name from the membership
list. Tho President was for
merly a leather worker.
i Housekeeper Discloses Real
Name of "Beautiful Young
NO TANGIBLE CLUES YET
District Attorney's Aide Be
lieves Many Know Who
Killed "Whist King."
NEW YORK, June 19.?The name
by which the "dark, short young
woman," now known ms the "pink
pajama girl," who called at the home
of Joseph Bowne Elwell last Friday
morning, immediately after his body
was found, became known for the
first time today.
It was "Miss Wilson."
That is the name by which the
woman was known to Marie I,ar**n
land Kdwin Rhode*, housekeeper and
chauffeur for Elwell. She is said to
be the owner of the pink night dreg*,
boudoir cap and slippers found In the
Klwell house. She was a frequent
RKAL NAMB KNOWS.
"Miss Wilson's" real name is known
! to District Attorney Swann and hla
assistants who have been aiding in
the efforta to solve the mysterious
death of the sportsman. District At
torney Swann said last night:
"We know who Miss Wilson" \$
and can get her at any time ve wiih.
I We know where she lives and until
sucti tfme as our investigation leads
jua to believe she has had anything
I to do with this crime or supplied the
motive her identity will not be made
known. The young lady was India
creet and has undoubtedly suffered
enough for Indiscretion.
Eight days have elapsed since EI
weu was shot to death, but District
Attorney Swann admitted today that
the Investigators are as far from
solving the crime as they were on the
day it was committed
Assistant District Attorney Joyce,
actively in charge of the detectives
on the case, said he believed that sev
eral persons knew the identity of the
but were keeping secret to
anteld a woman.
"n"D MAN WITH KKY.~
"Flnd the man with a key to El
well's home.- was the chief clue upon
which the investigatora were at work
today. It had previously been ad
m tted that three of Elwell's women
friends possessed keys to his home,
I1?* authorities are convinced that
the killing wag done by a man.
NV llllam Barnes, the murdered man's
private secretary, who is giving the
police and district attorney's staff all
possible aid, said he was convinced
that the slayer had obtained a dupli
cate key to the Elwell home and had
remained In hiding until the turfman
entered snd had prepared for bed.
Then ho made his presence known
??rata uM that Klwell was ri
ti??ely aeaalrlve of his falae teeth
hair and did not allow even hla
rriends to Itaaw ha
ware them. Bath had beea removed
when Klwell waa ahat.
It was reported that Elwell's own
key was missing after the shooting
Torwo. iKArnri'L and dark.
I The identity of "Miss Wilson" came
out when newspapermen were ques
tioning Marie Larsen in the presnca
of District Attorney Swann.
"I knew her as Mlaa Wilson." said
!Wra. lanes, "a he n?. yaang aad
kraitllal aad a hrssetle.'1
She was asked concerning the re
moval of the bo* containing the pink
lingerie from a closet in Elwell s
chamber to the lower floor Asked
whv she did It, phr replied:
"Simply because It was women's
clothing I did not think it should
be found there. I wished to save a
young lady's name from being in
volved In scandal."
District Attorney Swann interpo
lated that It was the act of one youn?
woman to protect another member of
her *ex. Mrs. I>arsen said no on** wax
present when she took the box down
stairs. She was then asked:
"Do you know to whom the lin
gerie belonged T'
Mrs. I.arsen replied that she did
not Mr. Swann attain interrupted
"Why you know you said thav
belonged to the short dark woman.
"ALWAYS TRI.I.K THK TRI TH."
Mrs. Laraen admitted to the re
porters then that she knew the young
woman by that name and that tlis
lingerie belonged to her. Asked If
she had let a woman out of the house
the morning of the shooting, she re
piled tha* she did not. She was ask
"Why don't you tell the district
attorney the truth* He Is \ our
"I am telling the truth snd everv
] thing 1 know about this rase I *m
In Swedish Lutheran and always tell
Mrs. Larsen denied thai she had
seen a gun In the house the morn
ling she found Elwell. and said
"ff a knife or a gun or a weapon
of any kind had been there when I
got there It would be there still, foe
(Contlnuod on Page 2, Column L