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F NEAR DEATH
Club Scandal Assumes Grave
Significance as Injured Aotor
NEW YORK. Aug. II.?1Tha Lamb.
, Club acandal uiumed grave aignlfiotaoe
today whan It wu announoad
at 8t. Luka'a Hoapltal that John C.
Slavln. the actor, had auffarad a ra4
**pae and waa again In a vary critical
On racalpt of thla raport Dlatrlct
Attorney Swann delayed praparatlona
tor placing the myaUry before the
grand Jury for action. Ha said that
he dealred to aecure the teatlmony of
the Injured aotor.
It waa learned that Mr. 8wann waa
influenced by the fact that the Indictment
to be brought will ba of a much
mora aerloua nature if the actor dlea
than if he aurvlvaa. Fear that too
haaty action might raault In a miacarrlage
of Juatlca waa the chief consideration
of tha dlatrlct attorney In
deciding to delay tha grand Jury pronaedlnga
DRY AGENTS SEEK M'GRAW.
John J. McGraw. the central figure
In the Ltmba acandal and the Slavln
tnyatery. waa aought yeaterday by two
ugenta from the Prohibition Enforcement
Bureau. The baaebali manager
*?nt out word from hla room that ha
waa too ill to aee them, but that he
would be at Supervlaor Shevlin'a
disposal aa aoon aa ha waa able to be
Mr. Shevlln let McOraw know
( that United States Dlatrlct Attorney
CaSey wants to question
him about tha liquor which the
porting promoter bought In the
Lambs Club on tfce day of the brawl
which preceded Slavln'a injuries.
After receiving McOraw'a measage the,
"We will wait for a while, for w?.
can afford to wait a few days. Then
if Mr. McOraw is able to leave his
house and does not come to us we will
ubponea him. If he Is correctly quotad,
It will mean another search of
the Lambs Club premlaes. If they
ell liquor there, they are responsible."
** HEAR OF SECRET ROOM.
A complete search of the Lambs'
Club will mean the opening up of the
secret chamber In the cellar, known
to the members as "The Bucket of
Blood." This has been tha scene of
most of the prearranged bouts of the
members and their friends. Adjoining
It Is a large closet, the keys of which
are said to have been retained by Superintendent
John Tissen. From this
closet came the cases of liquor consumed
by the drinkers.
There is no question that McGraw
V said he bought liquor In the club on
I the morning of the brawl. A reporter
last night saw a transcript of the
stenographer's notes taken in McGraw's
room. They added much detail
to the excerpts already printed.
k McGraw was with five or six
friends, some of whom he named, befora
he reached the Lambs. He ape
clfically stated that he was solicited
to buy whiskey there by a peraon
in the club. He bought a bottle of
Melville, he said. Before going to the
club McGraw admitted that he drank
considerable home brew.
SATS BOYD REBUKED HIM.
The brawl was begun, Mr. McGraw
aid, when William H. Boyd exclaimed
I. "As a man I Ilka yon: as a baseball
manager. I like you; but I don't
like your language."
[McGraw said he responded by asking
what business it was of Boyd's
pow ho talked to a pestiferous insurance
agent. Whan the presence of
Itwo scrubwomen was pointed out.
McGraw said he gave them $5 each
and the battle began. Asked If he
was drunk when attacked. McGraw's
"I must hare been, because I only
light when I am drunk."
Tha aporting promoter la gathering
witnesses to substantiate the atatement
that Boyd struck the first blow.
He said he had been told Boyd hit
him with a water carafe and named
men not mentioned In the Lambs report
of tha brawl who were present.
WLAVIW a peacemaker.
As to SlaTln. McGraw said:
"He only came in as a peacemaker.
He's a fine fellow and the
last man In the world I'd think of
hitting. Slavln struck no one there "
Regarding Winfleld Liggett, who
waa with McGraw when Slavln collapsed,
Manager McGraw said:
"He's only a casual acquaintance
I don't think I'd know him from a
hola in the ground If I saw him
again. I don't remember seeing him.
A friend haa told McGraw that during
the brawl a voice called to Boyd:
"Don't hit him again, don't murder
WHISKEY BOTTLES THROWN.
Another man present, whose name
McOraw gave, has told McGraw that
Boyd struck and kicked the manager
after the water bottle struck him
down. Current reports among the
Lambs Indicate that fhere was a fusillade
of whiskey bottles from both
aides throughout the entire brawl.
Whiskey usually came Into the
club by the ault case route, according
to persons questioned yesterday. L.
Ernest Smith, the clerk, who was arrested
Just outside the Lambs Club
with fifteen cases of whiskey, was on
duty at the door at night, while a
clerk called "Percy" officiated In the
day. It is reported that as Smith was
rellavlng Percy one night a procession
of membera weighted with heav!ly
laden ault caaea began to file In.
Smith asked In amassment:
"What's this? An Uncle Tom's
Cabin Company stranded and hoofing
The other clerk laughingly responded:
"Heavens, no! They're Just members
loaded up with liquor."
Ralph Stanton, counsel for Smith,
warned the Umbi' Club last night
that the clark will not submit tamely
to being made "the goat" In the
liquor scandal. The clerk Is to bo
tried In tha Federal court tomorrow,
Jtr. Stanton said, adding:
"Smith has not yet dlaclosed the
owner or owners of the fifteen esses
of liquor. I'm not going to let the
directors of the Lambs' Club make
statements unchsllenged reflecting on
my client, facing a criminal action.
I'm not going to lat them fasten a
crime on this man. or issus statements
pradjudlclng the rights of their
mploya undar arrest. I will have
mora to say on thla aabjact tomorrow."
VtmWr* recalled that na af Ola
1*11 iiuui a railway Irala ia
aid to have left him in i?fh
poor physical condition that he
will shortly be forcod to raaign.
Miller and, p reaant premier,
May succeed him ahould the
French President reaign. M.
Br land, formerly premier it being
mentioned aa possible suecaaaor
to Premier MiUarand.
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minor club mysteries thAt never was
solved In the Lambs Club was the
theft of the |2,000 silver service presented
to Gen? Buck, the composer.
Mr. Buck had entertained many
wounded soldiers at the Lambs Club
and elsewhere, first paying all bills
personally. Later other members assisted
When It was announced 'hat he
was to be married, a subscript on was
taken up for a silver service. Buck
waa pleased with the gift, ur:il ho
found out that money had been accepted
from the soldiers he had entertained.
Then he wus Indignant.
The service was placed in the club
office for safekeeping. Soon af.-r, It
was announced that It had been
stolen. Where it went has never been
New Secret Service Ordered to
Take Terrorist Leaders,
Dead or Alive.
(Continued from First Page.)
waged by their operatives in civilian
clothes, who will act on Information
supplied Dublin Castle through various
sources. Their principal mission
outlined by those directly in touch
with the plan Is to capture the brains
of the terrorist movement.
Once these men are taken Into custody
the war office believes that indiscriminate
killing and arson will
come to an end. The logical result of
this. It Is believed, will be the better
and more complete conslidation of
Irish opinion, Which will.be more approachable
upon a home rule discussion.
The monster secret service drive
to wipe out Irish terrorism is the
child of the new Irish administration,
of which Sir Hamar Greenwood and
Sir Uevll Macready are the active
heads. Reculting was placed in the
hands of the War Office, because of
the latter's experience, and the force
is already up to strength.
The members are composed o? officers
who served In practically every
branch of the army, the Canadian Air
Service furnishing a notable number
of recruits. They are all between
twenty-one and thirty years of age
and undergo a complete course of instruction
before they are dispatched
to the Irish "front." Scotland Yard
and army Intelligence officers are the
Instructors. One of the most stern
pledges exacted by the Government
from the prospective army detective
"You will be prepared. If necessary,
to obey orders to shoot, and shoot to
kill, even if the person at whom you
are shooting Is your best friend, or
even your own brother."
The new secret service will not It
is understood, be affiliated in any
way with th? Royal Irish Constabulary,
but will act upon orders
directly from the War Office and
PLANS COMPLETED FOR
FLIGHT ROUND WORLD
The first airplane flight around the
world will soon be made.
In preparation for the first globe
circling air derby race a giant Handley
Page plane has been selected to
blase the way and will soon begin
The special commission appointed
by the Aero Club of America and the
Aerial League of America has visited
all of the countries to be crossed during
the flight and completed an organization
for conducting the flight
and the subsequent derby, it was today
announced through the War Department.
The Handley Page trail blazer will
be piloted by two of America's best
flyers, whose names have not yet
been announced This flight and the
derby will start eastward from London.
Aerodromes and landing flelds
have been prepared along the entire
route from I?ndon to Toklo and from
Seattle to New York.
The route Includes stops at Yokah
* ma the Aleutian Islands. Shanghai,
Bangkok, Karachi, Rangoon, Delhi,
Bagdad, Rome, Ireland, New Found land
and New York.
FOR HALF HOUR
"Shoot, for God's Sake!" Cries
Detective, Then Battles With
Man Behind Gun.
NEW YORK. Auf. 17.?"For half an
hour he held the gun pointed at me,
and I tell you I wai sweating lome.
Finally I sot to the atage where I
didn't care any more whether I lived
or died. At laat I said: 'For Ood'e
aake, ahoot If you're going to ahootl'"
Detective Joaeph Sheldrlck, of the
Charlea atreet station waa telling outalde
the Washington Helghta Court
yeaterday how narrowly he had eacaped
death during the early houra
of Monday mornfng at the apartment
of Andrew Durkln. In the Onondaga.
Rlveralde Drive. Durkln. atyllng hlmaelf
a private detective, had Juat been
held In $10,000 ball on two complalnta
alleging felonloua aaaault.
KOl'GHT FOR HCVOLVCH.
"I aald to him," continued Sheldrlck.
"that If he did ahoot he would never
get out alive. 1 told him." 'There are
two detectlvea waiting downatalra
with revolvera who will get you.'
Preaently he put aalde hla revolver.
Then he began to dreaa. I aprang for
the revolver. He made for It. too. I
got It. We grappled and went to the
floor together. We atruggted and
rolled about fifteen mlnutea and?
(wall, I Anally overpowered him."
The r?at of the atory of how aheldrick'a
life happened to be put '.n
Jeopardy was furnished by Joaeph
Heckles, negro taxlcab chauffeur, who
with Sheldrlck .appeared to complain
against Durkln. Beckles aald he waa
driving four men from Rockawr.y to
thla city Sunday night. Alont; the
road a .stalled automobile wua encountered.
One of the men who hnd
been riding In the car naked if he
could get a lift to New York. He waa
Durkln. He waa accommodated.
On the way In. according to Heckle*.
Durkln repeatedly expressed gratitude
and when Manhattan waa reached.
remarked that he would aho-.v hla
appreciation In a aubstantliil way by
taking the four men In the taxlcab
to hla apartment and treat th-sm to
"some good stuff."
"All of tis went to hla apartment !n
the Onondaga," continued Becklea,"
i and the man certainly was liberal,
i There was lota of good stuff and pretty
soon Durkln fell asleep.
"The first thing I knew after that
was when I got a good stiff biff under
the Jaw. and there waa the big man,
Durkin, standing before me with a
revolver. He was saying, 'Get up
there, you big olaek, or I'll mako you
TAXI FARES HELD HIM I'P.
"'You ain't agoing to make ms
turn white, I saya,' went on the negro
chauffeur, "and with that I ran as
fast as I could out of the houae."
Then followed a spirited chaae. according
to the negro's atory, Durkin
brandishing the revolver as he trailed
the chauffeur and firing one shot.
When he could not overtake Beckles.
Durkin called him back, said the
| chauffeur, and attempted to make
friends Beckles returned to hia cab,
into which his four fares had already
piled. Near Charles atreet they told
him to stop. The meter registered
$40. When he attempted to collect
It the four men flislied revolvers and
robbed him of $15.
To the Charles street station,
Beckles ran and encountered Detective
Sheldrlck. He wanted to retrieve
his $15. Sheldrlck taxied about for a
time with Beckles. but got no trace
of the hold-up men. Then he had
the negro drive him to Durkin's
apartment at the Onondaga. Sheld!
rick left the chaufTeur on the landing
of the second floor.
INVITED IN, FACED REVOI/VEIL
"In response to my knock." explained
Sheldrlck. "the door of Durkin's
apartment was opened by a
woman, presumably the maid. Durkln
emerged from a bedroom In his
"What the hell are you doing here?"
Durkln demanded, according to Sheldrlck.
'I' am a detective," Sheldrlck be
"Detective or no detective." Interrupted
Durkln, "you've got no search
warrant. What do you want?"
Sheldrlck said he explained that
the chauffeur had been robbed and
he was investigating. Durkin, related
to Sheldrlck, became affable and Invited
"The next thing I knew," Sheldrlck
wen on. "Durkln had drawn a revolver,
pointed It at me and threatened::
'Move, and I'll blow your head
For half an hour the pistol was
leveled at Sheldrlck. according to his
story, during all of which time the
detective saw nothing of the maid
who had opened the door. There waa
i no examination of Durkin In court
| yesterday, ball being fixed to Insure
' his appearance Friday.
!U.S. IN WAR, PRINCE
URGED KAISER TO STOP
TARTS. Aug. 17.?The former
Crown Prince of Germany, now plain
Frederick William Hoheniollern, received
a coat of whitewash yesterday
from the Matin,
It published exclusively an autographed
letter, written by the former
prince three months after the United
States entered the war, urging his
father to throw up the sponge, and
thus save the throne and prevent untold
misery, because Germany did not
have a hope of winning against the
ASLEEP IN TRAIN, ROBBED
OF $16,000 UNSET GEMS
BALTIMORE, Aug 17.?Charlea
Cramea, a New York Jewelry broker,
was robbed of $l?,00n worth of unset
dlamonda while he alept on a Pennaylvania
railroad train en route to
Baltimore from New York yesterday.
Cramea reports that a case containing
the Jewelry had been taken from
his clothes, which were missing when
the train reached Pnltlmore. Another
case containing $20,000 worth of gems
waa under his pillow.
DROWNED WITH WIFE.
K1L.BOURNH, Wis.. Aug. 17.- Hobart
G. Frary, a member of the
faculty of the University of Wlacon
In, and hla wife, Maud Elliott Frary,
were drowned while awlmmlng In
the Wisconsin river. The bodies have
not blip recovered.
BRITISH WILL LET
LONDOH. Au. 17.?The Britlik
pTiriMit la pnr*r?4 to *!*
very ihIiUim to the Bolktr ef
irekkiilii Kiiih to Hilt her m
la Eaflaad, Premier Lloyd BoerfS
iiiiumI la the Hoese ef CamMai
I'poe his arrival from Haw Torttoe
Aastrallaa prelate said aaa at
hi* Uialn obJecU la coming to
Great Britain was to rlill his
mother la lrelaad. However, the
British gevernmeat had forblddea
the archbishop to fa to lrelaad, a
destroyer tahlaff him elf the steamship
NORWAY LINER'S SKIPPER
DECORATED FOR HEROISM i
NBW TORJC, Aug. 17.?The croee of '
St. Olaf, highest decoration within
^he rift of the Kin* of Norway,
glistened on the untforma of Capt.
Ole Bull and Chief Engineer Krlatoffereon.
of the Norwegian-American 1
American liner Bergenefjord when 1
ahe arrived here front Chrlettania. ,
The two men were thus honored in .
reward for their heroic conduct during
the llner'e last outbound voyage, .
when her engine room caught Are
from leaking olL
With 1,000 paaeengere aboard the ,
veeael wae almoat given upwi total
lose, but while the radio operetor
wae frantically aendlng out 8. O. 8.
iignala Bull and KrietofTereon by 1
their preeence of mind auceeded in
?avlng the ship.
WISCONSIN RAISES RATES.
MADISON, Wle., Aug. IT.?Interstate
freight ratea In Wisconsin were
Increaeed 35 per cent to become effective
not before Auguet 2fl. by the
Wleconeln Railroad Commiaeion yeslerdey.
$25 to $35
that can be
COX LIKES 10
Demooratio Nominee's Briarwoods
Are Big and Aged and
'Register' Their Presence.
?7 lilCOM If. TIMHONS.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Au|. IT.?Oot.
Jamee M. Cox, Democratic Presidential
candidate, hM abandoned the
(overnor'a office and today la at the
governor'* manalon. writing soma of
the Important apaechaa ha la to deliver
on hla forthcoming Weatem
tour. And back of It thara la a acre
t The govern or can amoke hla
pipe at the governor'* manalon and
he flnda It hard to uaa It at the govirnor'i
office, for truth to tall, hla
plpaa all have c?n?1derable age and
Cox daclaraa he can work better
when a cheerful glow tllumlnea the
bowl of hla pipe and a blue amoke
ia arlalng from It. He bellevea It
brlnga contentment, calma hla tnlnd.
and maturea hla judgment.
Vendora of popular branda of tobaoco
need to aand aplea on Cox'*
trail to laarn whether he uaea their
particular brand. He doea not. Cox
mokea the atrongaat grade of Kentucky
burley. It come* to him raw
from the farm of a friend In the
Blue Oraaa State and he cure* It
Recently Cox offered a plpefull of
hla tobacco to a newapaper man who
hla a reputation for amoklng atrong
branda. The newapaper man amelled
of It and declined with thanka. Nor
doea Jimmy Cox amoke a Jimmy pipe
Ha uaea big brlarwooda and haa a
le thought?quick actio]
on a single suit?and ju
; never fooled you abou
advise you to buy becai
are hundreds and hunc
the lightest of skeleton
i worn all through the 1
Secure your b
now, and we'll lay i
DRIES TO FIGHT FOR
The light ovar prohibition wlR
MM be an issue in the Presidential
election, but will be fought out la
the Congressional election*, Wayne
B Wheeler, aeneral counsel of the
Anti-8aloon League, predicted to- <
day upon his return fro* a tour of
Wheeler declared that the eolation
of prohibition enforcement
lies in tbe purchaae by the Government
of all available liquor stocks.
doaen of them. Once In awhile h? 1
use* a meerschaum, and on outing 1
trip* often smokee a cob pipe.
Whan clrcumstancaa prevent the 1
governor from smoking hie pipe ha <
resorts to clear* aa a aubetltute, <
?(Ticking as many aa eight a day. Ha ,
mokaa an Inexpensive cigar, but It
mutt be club alae of a brand that (
lulta Ma taste.
Cox haa one brtarwood of whloh ha |
la especially fond. It ha* clung to <
him for yaara, bringing aolaca, com- |
fort, and cheer In all his campaigns. |
That waa the pipe he smoked on the ]
morning of July 8 as he received the ,
returns from Sen Francisco which |
made him his party's standard bearer. ,
It le probably the pips he will smoke
as he waits for election returns on ,
November 2. and tf he la elected i
President It le probably the pipe he ,
wttl smoke as he eettles knotty prob- ,
lems of reconstruction In the White .
But Governor Cox seldom smokee a
cigarette. If that Is any comfort to
Lucy Page Gaston and the Antl-Clgarette
photFengravers meet. j
PITTSBURGH. Aug. IT.?The twen- i
ty-flfth annual convention of the In- I
ternatlonel Photo-Engravers' Union
of North America opened here yes- t
I terday. I
1319-1321 F Street
ith?and Nothing But the
I Saturdays During A\
jt at Oil
n?and you'll save a lot c
st the kind of a suit you '
t values. You've always
lse it's to your advantage
ormerly Priced 1
Ireds of suits here for I
linings. There are also 1
all. The styles and colo
argain by making a small dr
it aside till you wish to pay th
'High Jinks" In Cottage Colony
Stir His Wrath?S?e? "Immoral
TRENTON, N. J.. Aug. IT.?Cooatarnation
relgna at the popular buDftlow
colony at Washington'* Croaalng,
lust above Tranton. for Rev. Frederick
Kopfman, pastor of tha TUusv
I lie Methodist Church, nearby, has
:alled upon the Hopewell townahlp
sommlttee to and what be terma
'public disgrace and pernlcloua Immoral
Conditions as tha paator alleges ha
found them at the popular bungalow
;olony, made up of aoma of the fineat
'rmlllea of Trenton, ara not at all to
lis liking According to Rev. Mr.
Kopfinan "shocking social practices"
were found during the courae of tha
nveatlgatlon he clalma to have made
it the colony.
Among them he aaya waa. "An
itroctously bad tendency to go bungalow
romancing In forbidden waya that
imount almoat to Immoral vandalism.
Hare you And Immodesty, Irreverence
ind Indecency manlfeated In refined
:lothes, spun about a display of Immodest
dress and atocklngless legs aiwlmmlng,
reminds me of the decadent
daya of Rome. Thay do about
everything a young woman would naturally
do only In the privacy of her
>wn bedroom, while the young men
tearby are playing the role of looking
According to the mlnlater, he haa
eatlmony which Leila of young men
tettlng Into wrong bungalowa "at an
>f money. Not a few d
want now and will war
5 found just what we
hundreds and hundreds
rs are absolutely corre<
posit on any Suit
NEW HE GOOD* CODE
NOW IN SALT
IAXT LiKl CITT. Am* IT.?
vUtk kae kae* Ik* wli?H M M?
Mu?M? MMMI lately, ka* laallr
m<w itrM rtnltttN. "
Tk* iUM (HImm ?r*klktu tU
l**??|irt ?r (MtahaS)
kai* ln? tk* < 1* wkJtfc tk*
nkllt U rfalttW all Knn>
?l(klMa r?an, ulna
kr Hn>< *r (uHUi. u< ?k?l
UkM tk* "pmlttkr <um.
Tk* ?NImjm* r*(u?l*f iruw
p*rtatl** lis** rr*alr?a Ik at all can
aa*4 la tiaa*r*rtU( Ht*u alter
lark akall k* krlgktly UfkliC
hour whin the Delaware Rlvar rati
*cl* no burning bright lights."
In hla letter to th? Township Committee.
Rev. Mr. Kopfman volunteer*
hla aid to a further Investigation- H*
also hints at the possibility of organKing
his personal vice squad in th?
vent of the township authorities not
taking cognisance of tha conditions
he says exist.
Rev. Dr. Kopfman was formerly
pastor of the Kleldsboro Methodist
Church, and h* maintains a study In
New York city.
I Many of ths young women employes
of the State House with their
families spend the summer at th*
colony condemned by the pastor and
they and their families sre much
wrought up concerning his allegations.
Residents of the colony thia
afternoon declared there was something
wrong as no such things have
Action by the Hopewell Township
Committee Is being awaited with
A. M. to 6 P. M. I
1319-1321 F St. I
it later on.
:t, and all