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-Wreckage is Cleared Be
fore Arrival of the Fed
IS CONTRARY TO ORDER
New Haven Claims Equipment
to Have Been First Class
Death List 21.
New Haven Wrecks Since 1911
June 12, 1911, Fairfield,
July 11, 1911, West Bridge
Aug. 28, 1911, Middletown,
Oct. 15, 1911, Berlin Junction,
June 11, 1912, Clinton, Mas.
July 25, 1912,- Stonington
Aug. 8, 1912, Dorchester,
Aug. 9, 1912, South Boston,
Nov. 16, 1912. Green Farms,
Feb. 22, 1913, Waterbury,
June 12, 1913, Stamford,
Sept. 2, 1913, Waterford.
Total 76 351
New Haven. Conn., Sept. 3. The
death list of the Wallingford wreck
Mill stood SI this morning and the
JiOUl ;T. .r. .:. , - , m.
Railroad eWp-foyes who played lead
ing parts In the New Havpn line's lat
est tragedy ere under detention by
the coroner's orders. Meanwhile the
machinery for the usual county, state
and federal investigation was in mo
tion. Coroner Mix, Chief Engineer Elwell
iind the state public utilities commis
sion resumed this morning the secret
investigation they began yesterday
jointly with the railroad company.
Engineer Miller of the White Moun
tain express, his fireman, Robertson,
Conductor Adams and Flagman Murry
of the Bar Harbor train, all were or
dered to submit to long cross-examination.
The hearing was held in the
office of the railroad's manager. No
intimation of the testimony was maie
public except briefly through the rail
road's press agent. As yesterday the
railroad insisted the "testimony shows
plainly the equipment, appliances and
blgnals were in firstclass condition."
I4.XOKK COMMISSION' OKIM-IRS.
The Interstate commerce commis
sion's Investigators on arrival today
found practicully no vestage of the
wrck along the right of way. Not
withstanding telegraphic orders from
the commission that the wreckage lie
undisturbed, officials tf the road set
gangs of men clearing up the roadbed
after tie crash. The two Pullmans,
where nearly all the loss of life oc
curred, were reduced to splinters by
the crash. All this wreckage that
could be burned was plied up In a
dozen bonfires kindled close to the
right-of-way. The damaged locomo
tive was hauled away with the re
mains of the third Pullman.
Inspector Bel nap of the Interstate
commerce commission, who arrived to
day, denied the New Haven road had
hen guilty of disobeying orders of
the commission when R burned the
wreckage last night He explained an
Inspector for the commission was on
the scene of the wreck early yester
day and after he had made an investi
gation released the wreckage to the
Coroner Mix will conduct a secret
The opinion of surgeons this after
noon was that five of the 17 injured
A formal inquiry by the Interstate
commerce commission into the Wal
lingford wreck will begin here Friday.'
IK. MtHl AMONG IIKA.
Dr. Joseph B. Marvin of Louisville,
Ky.. who with his wife and daughter
j'erished in the wreck, was well known
In American medical circles and au
thor of numerous lectures and pa&ra.
The body of Miss Marvin, on which
as found much jewelry, was Identi
fied during the night
A hospital reports the case of Miss
Jrsr.e Annette of Bayonne, N. J., who
as on the operating table this morn
ing. It is believed her spine is frac
tured. George W. Elkins, Jr., who with
Mrs. Klkins and little daughter, were
t'f the Fox party, of which five were
Killed and two injured, today had a
special train-. prepared to take to
REPORT 16 DEAD
IN SEA TRAGEDY;
Newport Newt, Va., Sept. 3. Three
petty officers and five men of the bat
tleship Nebraska were drowned today
when one of the ship's launches was
wrecked In a hurricane sweeping the
An unconfirmed report says the Old
Dominion liner Mobjack has sunk in
the bay with a crew of eight and some
Philadelphia the bodies of Miss Emllie
Davis, Miss Marie Bullitt, Miss Har
riet Biddle, Daniel Neal McQuillan,
Jr., and S. Crozler Fox. Other ir em
bers of the party, A. M. Biddle and
V. O. Rowland were Injured but their
condition is good.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 3. The
Pullman company will be made a party
to the interstate commerce commis
sion's investigation of the Wallingford
wreck. The commission will inquire
why the Pullman company continued
to operate wooden sleeping cars on
through fast passenger trains.
"We wired the New Haven railroad
not to burn the wreckage and re
ceived a reply that the telegram
would receive attention," said Com
missioner McChord, "but it seems the7
burned the wreckage anyway. I don't
know what we can do about it."
McChord telegraphed Chief Inspec
tor W. H. Belknap: "Have men at all
meetings of the coroner or railroads
regarding the wreck to get what i3
said and done. Reports indicate se
cret investigations are being held. '
"There will be no secrecy about
this matter," declared McChord.
PLAN A HOTEL TO
New York Structure Will Be 24
Stories With 1,800
New York, Sept. 3. A 24-story ho
tel, to contain 1,800 rooms is soon to
be erected in the heart of Times
Square. When completed and the
owners have arranged to celebrate its
opening New Year's Eve, 1314, it will
"In respect tb'.tne number of rooms
it will be the. largest hotel in thiB
country, if not in the world.
The site, w'ttfen has been purchased
outright for cash, is the large plot now
occupied by the New York and Criter
ion theatres on the east side of Broad
way between Forty-fourth and Forty
fifth street, immediately opposite the
The hotel will be built and managed
by a syndicate known as the Century
Holding company. The directors in
clude many prominent eastern and
AND WIFE DYING
Chicago Restauranteur Beaten
and Stabbed in Home Sus
pect White Men.
Chicago, Sept. 3 Charles Sing, a
Chinaman, aged 40, owner of a res
taurant on the South Side, was fatally
beaten and stabbed in his home today
and died a few hours later. Mrs.
Alice Sing. 24, white wife of the vic
tim, was found unconscious by his
side with a fractured skull, and may
Josephine Modeleski, 32 a servant
in the Sing home, is being questioned
by the police. The room bore evi
dence of a terrible struggle. One the
ory is Sing and his wife were attacked
by white men in the vicinity because
of his marriage to a white woman.
Mrs. Sing formerly lived in Joliet, 111.
One Dead In Chicago Fire.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 3. Thomas Yates,
60, a cook, was burned to death nH
48 firemen and one spectator over
come by smoke or Injured in the fire
which yesterday destroyed the Cen
tral Hotel. 440 South State street
and adjoining buildings. The fire
started at 11 yesterday morning and
burned until 5 this morning, 18 hours.
Before the firemen extinguished the
flames it Is estimated one hundred
thousand spectators watched the fire
men battle with the flames. The prop
erty loss is $00,000.
Paris. 111., Sept 3. Fire threatening
the entire business district destroyed
the Paris steam laundry early today,
entailing a loss of $25,000.
LORD BDTLER IS
TO GO ON STAGE
London. Sept. 3. The Earl of Gar
rick, who sits In the house of lords as
Baron Butler, Is the latest recruit from
the ranks of the nobility to the music
hall stage. He will appear at an early
date in a one-act play, "A Point of
Honor." He is 40 and considered one
of the cleverest amateur actors In the
Mrs. Margaret Carter,
Cleveland, Faces Seri
MIXES IN LOVE AFFAIR
Alleged to "Have Threatened to
Prevent Marriage Unless
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 3. Mrs. Mar
garet Carter, 50, of Elyria, Ohio, a so
ciety woman and wife of a retired to
bacco manufacturer, is confined in the
county jail here fcllowlng arrest' at her
home in Elyria at midnight on a
charge of using the, mails to defraud.
She is alleged to have written a let
ter to Miss Lillian Huntington, daugh
ter of -a retired business man and a
well known yachtsman, asking $3,000
under pain of having her fiance, a
young Cleveland clubman, taken from
It is alleged she represented herself
as a young woman Miss Huntington's
fiance had promised to marry, and
suggesting that unless Miss Hunting
ton pay the sum the writer would take
him herself. Mrs. Carter maintains
OXCK 1 KI.OrKMKXT.
Miss Hun'ington is IS. Two years
ago she accompanied her mother to
Asheville, N. C, and there eloped with
Dwight Dawley, son of a furniture
manufacturer of Wheeling, W. Va.
Subsequently she was divorced and her
maiden name restored.
The letter addressed to Miss Hunt
ington was signed "Miss Rose." The
authorities say -she received another
and more threatening letter over the
same signature and that over a dozen
persons in Cleveland, Elyria and other
T northern Ohio towns received threaten
ing letters with the intent of extorting
money. The handwriting In all cases
is said to agree.
WORK ON ROADS
Forty-five from Joliet on Honor
Not to Try to Escape Is
Dion, III., Sept. 3. The firit time
in the history of Illinois convicts werj
put to work on the roads here today.
The task of the crew of 45 will te
that of cutting a highway as part of
a state road through a hill near here.
The convicts were garbed in civilian
raiment and two guards, who left
their guns and clubs at Joliet, acted as
foremen. The men are on honor not
to try to escape. The convicts left
Joliet at 5 o'clock this morning, ac
companied by Warden Alien, who
wished to watch the experiment
IS ARRESTED FOR
American Woman Causes Stir
in Berlin by Compliment to
Berlin, Sept 3. Police this morn
ing completed 24 hours of feverish in
vestigation and examinations, all
brought about, because an American
woman threw a bouquet of roses from
a window of a hotel eg Emperor
William was passing yesterday on his
way to military maneuvers. The
bouquet bore a ticket, "To the Great
German Emperor". The police were
greatly excited because of the un
usual actions of the woman, who wore
across her breast a placard bearing
the Inscription. "40,000 days." She
was promptly arrested and required
to go to a police station to establish
her identity. She declared the card
indicated merely her belief that the
worid would be changed in 40,000
days. The police declined to make
her name public.
Head of Pontiao Resigns.
Springfield. 111., Sept. 3. At a meet
ing of the board of managers of the
Pontiac Reformatory held here yes
terday the resignation of Superinten
dent R. A. R.tsfcell was accepted to
take effect January l, 1914.
100,000,000 Potato Crop.
Chicago, Sept 3. Leading crop ex
peits estimate the potato crop this
year In the United States will be
1 00,000,000 bushels. On short prices
Minnesota and Ohio potatoes were
advanced 10 cents a bushel.'
SEPTEMBER 3, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
MOTHER JONES IS
HELD FOR STRIKE
West Virginia Operator Says
Trouble Started After She
Washington, D. C, Sept 3. "The
desire of the ynited Mine Workers to
:Gp3yeep-.-fttildv was the causae of
of tue,abiff' Creek -Consolidated' Coal
company ' today when the special sen
ate committee began hearing the coal
operators' side of the labor troubles
in West Virginia.
"There had been no trouble until
'Mother' Jones made a speech last
August," continued Davis. "There
had been no complaint from the men.
Resistance of arrest and destruction of
property during the strike in 1904
caused thftguard system.' "
He knew of no blacklist kept by
operators and declared the owners
did not buy machine guns until they
heard the strikers were bringing high
powered guns into the district
Calumet, Mich., Sept. 3. Women
strike pickets attacked non-union min
ers this morning in the streets of
Red Jacket and when cavalrymen ar
rived the women turned on them,
throwing stones and cans. Two women
arrested by soldiers will be prose
cuted. JUDGE SURVIVES
A 400-FOOT FALL
Aviator Schmidt Killed, but His
Passenger Escapes With
Rutland, Vt, Sept 3. Judge Spell
man, who was a passenger with Avia
tor Schmidt when the latter's aero
plane plunged 400 feet to earth, yes
terday, killing the pilot, is practically
assured of recovery. The judge es
caped without a broken bone. Burns
received when his clothing caught fire
were his principal injuries.
Army-Navy Game Nov. 29.
Washington, D. C, Sept 3. The
army-navy football game will be play
ed at the New York polo grounds
Nov. 29. The date was arranged at
a conference between Secretary Dan
iels and athletic directors of West
Point and Annapolis.
Taft Bar President
Montreal, Sept 3. Ex-President
Taft was today elected president of
the American Bar association.
Dublin. Sept 3. The 6trike situa
tion was made more acute today by a
lockout in the coal trade. Merchants
at a meeting decided no longer to em
ploy men belonging to the Transporta
tion Workers' Union, whicfr will not
permit Us members to deliver coal to
certain firms. Feeling between work
men and employers is bitter.
FORECAST: CONTINUED COOL
py 11 Jii
THE WEATHER II
. - 'J
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline
Generally fair and continued waTSP
weather tonight and Thursday, mod
erate variable winds.
Temperature at 7 a. ,m., 76; high
est yesterday, 97; lowest last night, 73.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., I mile
Relative humidi-y at 7 p. m., 4C; at
7 a. m.,67:
Stage of water, 2.6; no change id
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening star: Jupiter. Morning
stars: Saturn, Mercury, Venus, Mars.
The Pleiades seen rising about 9 p. m.
In the northeast
AT KIRBY FACES
As Result Former Head of Man
ufacturers Is Ordered to
Change His Seat.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 3. A nose
pulling contest between former Presi
dent Kirby of the National Manufac
turers' association and Colonel Mulhall
was threatened today before the house
lobby committee, but was prevented
by Chairman Garrett
"I cannot testify," said Mulhail,
"while he (Kirby) sits over there and
sticks his tongue out at me. He did
the same thing when I appeared be
fore the senate committee."
"You will have to restrain yourself,"
"I can't do it while he's making faces
at me," shouted Mulhall. "If he is a
gentleman and will meet me outside
squarely, I'll pull his nose."
Garrett ordered Kirby to change his
ONLY 16 REMAIN
IN GOLF CONTEST
Garden City, N. Y., Sept 3. The
big field of aspirants for national ama
teur golfing honors was reduced to 16
players today, representing clubs of
the south and middle west New Eng
land, Maryland and New York. The
first match play rounds are at 36
holes. The weather is ideal. Hun
ter's (Chicago) claim that the rules
governing play in the "har.ard" had
been violated by Wilmer's caddy yes
terday was not sustained and con
tinued the match. The feature card
was the Travers-Quimet. At the end
of 18 holes Travers was one up. Evans
has five up on Byers. Herreshoff has
three up on Hunter. Hale has two
up on Traver3.
Gaynor Consents to Run.
New York, Sept 3. Parading from
homes armed with banners, flags and
shovels the latter signifying their ap
proval of Mayor Gaynor's work in sub
way construction voters of all sec
tions of the city crowded City hall park
this afternoon and asked Mayor Gay
nor to become a candidate for reelec
tion on the independent ticket The
TWO LOSE LIVES
IN FRIENDLY RACE
Iowan's Auto, After t Passing
Neighbor's, Turns Double
Ottumwa, Iowa, Sept 3. Harry
Bottorff of Farson, Iowa, .was in
stantly killed," William Cheek, his
brother-in-law, died two hours later,
and Mrs. Cheek, sister of Bottorff, is
expected to die any moment as a re
sult of a friendly race between auto
mobiles last night, when the Bottorff
party encountered the car of Bert
Harmon and Mrs. Harmon, all home
The Bottorff car had just passed
the Harmon machine and .when trying
to get back in the center of the road
to prepare for a turn a short distance
ahead the machine leaped in the air
and turned a double somersault.
Mrs. Harry Bottorff and her young
son were slightly Injured.
SENATOR, IS DEAD
Topeka, Kas., Sept. 3. John Mar
tin, former United States senator
from Kansas, died this morning at his
home here after an illness of nine
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 3. Nicholas
Redmond, for 25 years president of
the Parnell club of Philadelphia, and
long prominent In Irisn-American or
ganizations, is dead.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 3. Captain
James Reid of Sarnia, Ontario, widely
known as a great lakes wrecking mas
ter, and president of -the Reid Wreck
ing company of Sarnia, died last night
of a physical breakdown.
' Cooler at Chicago.
Chicago, 111.. SeDt. 3. A lake breeze
bnught relief from Chicago's hottest i
September heat wave this uiornine.
The temperature was 75.
Fire Kills Pastor's Widow.
Cartilage, III., Sept. a. Mrs. Marga
ret Dorsey, widow of the Rev. John
Dorsey, a pioneer Methodist minister,
was burned to death when her cloth
ing becoming ignited while she was
lighting a lamp. She was 84 years old
Dunne Recognizes Glynn.
Springfield, 111., Sept 3. Governor
Dunne today honored the requisition
of Acting Governor Glynn of New
York for the return of Eugene Grant,
under arrest at Chicago on a charge
i or stealing mileage books from a rail
I road. The requisition w v.rnmt
to the governor's office when he was
in Keokuk, Iowa.
FREED IN KOREA
Seoul, Korea, Sept. 3. James Mas
on, an American mine manager, re
cently sentenced to 18 months for kill
ing a Chinese employe who had com
mit'ed a criminal assault on his 12-year-old
daughter, was acquitted today
when suspension of sentence was or
dered as a result cf the prisoner's ap
peal. He pleaded the "unwritten law."
PRICE TWO CENTS.
HIS FIGHT TO
STAY IN JAIL
Sherbrooke, Que., Judge
Sustains the Writ of
RUSHED TO C0ATIC00K
Fugitive Is Nabbed by Immlgra
tion Official as He Leaves
Sherbrooke, Que., Sept 3. Harry
Thaw lost his fight to defy deporta.
tion by remaining in the Sherbrooke
Judge Hutchinson this afternoon sus
tained the writ of habeas corpus call
ing for his release.
Thaw was da'ed possibly for tlTtce
minutes as the crowd began to leav
the judge's chamber. In silence Thaw
followed aimlessly. As he crossed the
threshold Assistant Superintendent
Robertson of the immigration depart
ment tapped him on the shoulder and
placed him ofllcially under arrest aa
Thaw's lawyers seemed stunned.
Special officers of the immigration de
partment jostled them in the corridors.
"I'll see you in oCaticook. boys," said
Thaw, waving his hand to the report
ers. The judge's voice trembled as ho
read the decision and his hands slioik
so he could hardly hold the parchment.
The court held briefly that Thaw was
confined illegally, and that Chief of
Police Boudreau of Coatlcook, the pe
titioner, had the right to demand hia
It was announced Thaw would be
taken immediately to Canticook for
hearing. N. K. Lafamme of Montreal,
one of the most eminent criminal law
yers in the dominion, came here to
day to reinforce theTliaw lawyers.
He was retained sometime ago, but
till now has taken no active part It
was reported today the mother of
Thaw would soon arrive to arrange
with counsel for fees and expenses.
Some of the Thaw lawyers again ex
pressed dissatisfaction over the fact
that no responsible head of the fam
ily had remained on the scene, and
while money"- had been talked of, no
large amount had been in evidence.
THOMPSON CASH COXTIM KD,
The case of "Gentleman Roger"
Thompson, chauffeur of the car that
whirled Thaw from Matteawan, was
set for trial before Magistrate Mul
vena today on a double charge of en
tering the dominion by stealth anfl
assisting an undesirable to cross the
border. He is subject to a maximum
fine of $500 and three months in jail.
Thompson's case was called at 10:30
and with the consent of both sides
was put over for a week and bail
HURRIED TRIP FOR
AN AMERICAN SON
Mrs. Herman Harjes Becomes
Mother Six Hours After
Reaching New York.
New York, Sept. 3. Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Harjes made a hurried trip
from Paris to New York so their son,
born here last night, might be be
yond shadow of doubt an American
citizen. They arrived yesterd: y with
just six hours to spare. They came
to New ork for the same purpose
when their first boy was born two
years ago. Ilarjrs is a banker In Paris,
associated with the J. P. Morgan com
pany. Although born in France, he
is now an American citiaen. His wife
was Frederica Berwin of Philadelphia,
YUAN SHI KAI TO
QUIT AFTER PEACE
St. Petersburg, Sep'. 3. A Mukden
dispatch says President Yuan Shi
Kai of the Chinese republic has an
nounced his intention of resigning a3
soon as peace is restored.
Hale Sees Wilson,
Washlng-on, D. C, Sept. 3. With
the return of President Wilson and the
arrival of William B. Hale, who has
been making observations in Mexico,
for, the administration, interest in the'
Mexican situation revived. Secretary i
Bryan announced no word had been
received from John Llnd, who Is lill
in Vera Cruz. Hale, who accompanied
Llnd from Mexico City to Vera Cruz.
is said to bear a message to the pres-;
idem. A conference between the pres
ident and Hale was arranged for lata