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OF HIS ARREST
Police Comn?ssioners Waldo and
Daugherty Are Both Asked to
Explain Their Knowledge of
New York Police Graft
M >V YOKh. SpetiaL?Vanic
i-i i-mil in Un V w Vork Police
Uepartment I ne?., aiternoon when
it l-cvauie kn?????' that several
high ollitial-* hail been named to
I ?i-t t-i?l vin'iin ?? Whitman a~
parti? i|*aiii> in the graft system
ilia! r?>iili??l in the assassination
oi liftman l*.<>*-cuihal and ih?> in?
di? tin? nt ?)l Lieutenant Charit
I i".lit ini'ii. occupying high po?
sition?, ???-re Involved hi t' ?* ? a-?
bj ??<?? ? ni? -?S.?OH-. of ".lad"
H?>?? ! Ifl Wchher antl Hurry
ValaVon, a.-cording tt? rc-*orts cur?
rent about Mr. Whitman's office.
Tin- District Attorney refuse.?
to -i\t mast tiu*>?' nain?-?. The
ver) i w-imivr man who saw the
Di?tri<t Attorney was later Ih
? ii) various ?rottce ?>itiiiul?
Im any Information lu* might
Deputy t ??inniis-ioinT Dough
ertjr seeaeed um urn? ?I by the
threat of sensational revelation?,
involving executive officers ol Ins
?U*|Mirtni?*iit. tie promised more
arr?*>ts in the re or. Maying: "We
Im??- several lines ton and ?'?pctt
atlilitionai arrests before nigiu."
may voi.k, duly .:<?.?Major
<.a\nor today announced thai he
would ?all a ?|x-ciul moot ing of
the Hoard ??f Al?l?'rm?'ii t?> begin
an Investigation ?>t tin* Police
Department. Police ?ConinUssioner
Waltbi v?as with the Mayor when
the announcement ??as math'.
MAY VORK, July :'.??.?Com?
plet?* expoaaure ?>f a -irait system
ill vvhii-h the poli?-?* lune black?
mailed gambli is aiitl oth?*r law
htt abrrii ami bave pr<?t<*< t?*?i them
in turn ??as promised today as a
ri'siilt Of Hi?' inili?-tiiient ami ar
reat of Lieutenant ( imrits a.
Hocker on the < liarse of planning
ami oi ?let im; the murder; of lhi
inaii Hosciiihal. th?* informer,
vvlio was killed two ???'eks ago in
front of th?* M?'troiHile lhitel.
District Ationic? Whitman is
ctniliilciit that In* will be able to
li\ the cri iiicoii P?oek?r as a result
?n t onlcs?iiuis made by ".lack"
Host-, who admitted that he had
iK-en Becker's ?-oiiecior. l.ouis
W chher. the ??ainhlor. anil Harry
Vallon, tin- l.as(si<5e -?an;-: leader.
The? named Harry Horowitz..
Frank Matter, alia- "Whitey
?lack." i>?iiiis KdNii/.Mci^. allas
"lA'lty l.ouis" and "Dago Frank"
Fir? out i as the ?M tual iiiiirdcrcr-s.
The la?t named is the only one in
Becker is in the Toaaba oa o
charge ol" murder in the lirst
degree, while every poeefMe effort
is lK-iiig made to trace the other
three men a? ?used of liring the
?.hols that killed Hosciithal.
Hosi-ntha! ??as assassinat cd just
in tiiiu* to prevent him testifying
before ih?* grand jur.v concerning
th?* alliance ln't??(*en tin* gnmhlcrs
and the police and ? oiieeriiing the
peeaonal aiiiamc be4weea Hocker
and RosenlliHl in one gambling
in their oaafea*rakms Hose, w?h
1h-i- ami Nailon dcclurcd Itcckcr
set the staue |?? i the nun.1er and
personal!? managed its details.
Bach .???ore he a?'l?*?l at the re?
peated ?lire? lion of Becker, arad
tlial :.??kcr. both la-fore and alter
the ?rime, ii??urcd th*'in of pro?
Tlu-se men gave to District At
lot-iie? Whitman the complete
< bala of fa? is leading up lo the
Ml N III?.Ill H IP.
In doing so these witnesses
I*a?cd the wa.v to the most re?
markable exposition of graft that
has c?er hern known. All the
statements told of met? higher in
th?' official scale than Becker.
This caused District Attorney
Whitman to assert that he is no
longer etineeriied for the little
fish, hut is determined t?i get the
. r men who were rcs|*onsihlo
for the direction of 14cckcr.
The three men who coiilcs-i-tl
told the District Attorney how
1 lecker decided that Hosciiihal
must die, and how. in detail. Hose
became the manager of the
crime. W ebhor acting as the man
with the bankroll. They told how
the ser? ices of Hig .lack Zelig's
red-handed murder hand had
lH*en called in to ?*arry out the
seinem.'?' of ?loath ami how the
whole startling ? rime had been
committed. under the threat
from Hocker that if the gam?
blers did not kill Koseiithal Hock?
er would send them to prison un?
der framed-up charges.
For the telling of the murder
story Hose, Webber anil Vallon
will get immunity. They were
called as witnesses and testified
before the grand jury, which was
called in extraordinary session
last night to Indict. Becker.
AH night long Hose. Webber
and Vallon camped in the office
of Hugh Hyrne. secretary to Dis?
trict Atiorney Whitman. Detec?
tives I-K'igh and Husso, with I*ro
cess Serv?-rs Kling ami Zinn, took
turns guarding them.
There was no sl?*ep for Web?
ber. Intensely nervous hy na?
ture, the man sat in u chair and
smoked cigarette after cigarette,
alternate?! hy weeping, mopping
his forehead with a huge hand?
kerchief, and staring vacantly
At that he said it was the
first good night he had passed in
**I am glad the whole thing is
over, it has batata the first! good
night I have spent in many
moons. I am glad because of
myself ami I am glad hecaiise
my wife wauled it." said Webber.
It is known that Mrs. Webber
ama largely interest?'?! in getting
the gambler to make a full con?
fession. She is reported to hare
urged him time after time to
come to the front with the full
story, and to hav?- nrge?l upon
him the fact that he hail no bus.
Incss ?arrvliig th?* whole weight
of a job lie did for OtlMjTB,
Hose showed little feeling to?
His ?AW Ft I, PMt.llT."
Ili't'kt'r punned a sl?-eple-?-? ii'iilit
In cell No. UTS, at Hi?- 'I'oniliM. II?
mm?iI: "TIiIh Im an it? fill |>ll-;li? for
an Innocent man to tie hi. 1 can't
?ay anytlitn-c more now."
The ?telteate health ?if hin -??rife
and the expected arrival of an heir
to auch property aa the police Iiiih
Inraa la aalri to have priuhieed
toluhnl ii|>?iii llt't-kt-r finite as much
aa the eliarit-e aaalnat hlna.
The man who had jninillly
?wlaied a Panama hat the iiIrIi! lie
fore and amlh-d In the face of a
charge of murder in the flrat degree
wa? broken and nil??rnnii.
W li.ii 1'ollee t'ommlasahiner Waldo
eame to hi?. ?,lllee tmlay he mm
aaked: **IIave yoo any atatement
?? %ha??lutel> none." ?faa hla reply.
"Don't ?on think that aa head of
the police department of Neva Vork,
and la ?lev? of ?rbat h?a happened
la the iaat twenty-four honra. It la
up to yon to ?ay aomethlnarf"
?'I do not."
??It baa been reported that you
will real ten from the head of the
?tepart?aent aa the reault of this
ara a da I la the report Inief**
The ?rommlaaloner made no reply.
J??rU Sullivan, asitbar *?f ihr
? rlauarra uttda-r arr??i l..r .h.- II..
???rnlhtal munU-r. la?-I.I ta lontt ?ota
? lTt*a*J ?? llh tain :?????
I?? put? l??.ll,-,- 4 iiinmi-.li.lirr
ll.iuuhrrl > r?-|?li?-?i to m -.?.? I?-?????? I
l?> 11?'?.' III:?? I?. !?... .1 ll?ni;l>.
anil ???.?il.l ?,..| .linn?, m li.?. ?SaTn-s
??as???* ssiih m ?I,-lili? I llml iir I'M.I ?.??
<-U|.l,-,l HII? ?Mil i ? ?.mil? i ?-I.-H I?.??-.
la? ll??-ki-r in in?- it. ?,--.i uni ??>n ??I
IHM ?.III HI. T \l.lv??.
Ilouth.'i ... kamtati "I lira??* tie\a*p
hail tan? Mii|MT? ision ?>??i ll?-?-k??r?
nrirr <-nin?- in i-oiilii?'? ??ill? him or
bin noik nt tall. It mmm ??utniiltr of
m? iiirii?ili,-i i?in.
?'When llii-. in\ ?-?.liii.nl inn Im lln
Inhril II ?ill l?<- ?I? I ?-?-nit n ???I ihul I
ti?-?a-r hnil u??> n-lutlon?. of tin?
Wiml ?.?llh ll?-?'l??-r. LmtjImiiI? lit
tae ?l?-|?nrl iii?-iiI kii?????? ?hin I hn\t?
itothiut; ?<? ?I.? ??iih ?ininhlinu.
??in ih?- lir-i pin?-?- I srrrlv?sd nt
the Wral fort? -mf\ ?-ni h l'??ll?*t? Stn
tl?ig iorl ?-li\ ?- iiiiiinlfM nlii-r the
n?l.ml miir.li r ??,1?. ri-p?rt?-<l t?> mi?
nt in? home nuil the ??????? asma nli
nolutel? ?Ir? \?hen I K??t ther?-.
?I ??r?ler?-il tin- itrrrst i?f l.|hh> un.l
Minpln?. I ????t Hie ttrnt iurorniii
?ttaita from ??iijiplro Ihm the nittriler
??nr ??ith hirril l?> Itone nml Hint it
?.???nt t?? ?llrlilu?? ' \\ ehher'ia h?ni??e.
I a? nu the tirnt to ?l?-??-lo|? th?* iinnu-n
?if the |wa men ihm r???l>- svith
If.?????-. Th?'? ?ere tsllmi ntiil
*??-h?-|?|i?? I ?e?'iiri-il the limt I at ?
erlmiitiil inu *?lnl?-m?-iitH from every
?nit- ?if the |irl?..!i?'r?, nml it wn? ?>??
thin e? iilem-i- llml nil ?if the ile
leiiiiiint ?. were bsM In the tlr??t
??I hn\e ?-??-??ix-rnteil sslth the ?II*
tri?-t ntlorii?-? I li routhonl the en
tin- ease tit ?-?.nr?.?-. the aflat!? It I
ntlorn?'? ?-oulil press?es uixl icrniil
himiiinlt? Hhcri' I ?'<>ul<1 tint."
?is.' of fear i tut the? would be
murdered ?i lodeed in the Tombs, Itou?
Vallon an?! Webber today appeal? d I i
District Attorney Whitman t?? ? ??
t'> another prison He granted this :?? -
ind sent the tri?> t<> tin? blast Side
Court Station. There they will
be handy to his office.
"My Investigation Is just b?
said the district attorney. "In all
;ii?i!i'y the end <>t it will I??? sometime
off, but nevertheless. 1 hope snd expect
that it will ? ml as satisfactorily us :i
"I expect t?> confer with Rose. Vallon
an<l Webber from time to time here?
after. Tbey have promis??! t?? confer
with me whenever I s.iy. Tiny arc
afraid i?? -?> to th?> Tombs, and I
agi ? ? ?i that the> shall not ??
RiniMO N D, va.. Special?J.
K. Kaufman, charged with felo
niously assaulting ??ml cutting Peter
Tyler while the latter was In a buggy
on the Broad ?Street Road, was before
Magistrate Puryer Saturday, and the
case was continued until the ?October
term of the Henrtce County Circuit
Court Kauffraann was admitted
bail In the sum of |1.000, one of the
prisoner's sons who lives In Peters?
burg going ??H his bond*.
Tyler, the man who accuses Kauff
mann <>f cutting him, was brought t??
ih?- magistrate's court in s buggy from
Grace Hospital by ??fhcr E. !.. Tem?
ple, lie Identified Kauffmann as the
man who i?.a?i cut him. He said that
he had been on the Broad ?Street Road
near Green's Postofflce and had met
Kauffmann win? had offered t<> giv?'
him a rid?.- In his buggy. Tyler ac?
Tyler's wounds are regarded as se?
rious. While it is thought that h?'
will r?ecover it la said that h?"? will
r have complete use of his neck,
? muscle of which was severed In
twain. Th?- knife with which the ?lif?
ting was ?ion?- approximated dange?
rously the Jugular vein.
KAISER \M> /i:iI.\M> PASS I? I
AT SAFE DISTANCE?MOOKE'8
HORSES ON MINMHAllA.
XE3W YORK, Special.--The princi?
pal event <>i the voyage of tin? North
German Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse, arriving Tuesday after?
noon, was ih?- sighting of an Iceberg
In brilliant sunshine three mili i
starboard at i P. if. last Bunday.
The Kaiser cants over the regular
long rout?- Which the Titanic was ?..1
lowing. This lane has been shifted
again further t?. th?' south, but not
as far as the course first agreed upon
after the Titanic disaster.
Because all of the psssringers knew
that the Kaiser was upon the regular
spring and summer rout?- th?> unex?
pected Sighting of the les mountain
caused great excitement.
Kar away as it was. it was plain?
ly visible anil ?-ontiniicd In Bight for
three hours. The berg was estimated
to be ICO feet long and BO feet high.
The Kaiser was nol th?' only in
comlng steamer t?> sight lea < ?n Sun?
day afternoon, In latitude 4 1.49 and
longitude Gu.u?, the Red star liner
Zeeland, which arrived Tuesday ?ven?
in?', passed s big l?ceberg. which glis?
tened like a rock of diamonds, th?
passengers said, it was LOO feet high,
Its length was 1.304 feet, and it was
perfectly flat on ton, It was a mile
and a half away.
The Zeeland sailed for the first
time under the Belgian flag, having
run down the British ensign, under
which she has always sailed, at Ant?
werp. The change was made by the
International Mercantile Marine Com?
pany for administrative reasons.
There was an attempt made by
strikers at Antwerp to burn the ves?
The Minnehaha, of the Atlantic
Transport line, also arrived Tuesdsy
evening from London for the first
time in two months, having b?-en an
chored with other ships on tin? line
in the Thames at London because of
the strike. She was the last steamer
of the company to leave h?-re and
the first to return. The Minnehaha
brought back forty hors? s belonging
to JuiIk?- Moore, who won many
prizes at the London Horse Show.
Tiny are worth between $200,000 and
$250,000, and came over in the care
of Chip Chest
Miss Vera Catchpole, known as
Vera Pole, the actress of the "l?unty
Pull tin- Strings" company, went t?>
meet th? Minnehaha to gel five dogs
thai bad been sent her. They arc
Griffon-Bruxellois doga the only
uni'S, except Ami, the littb- pup she
had with her, in the United States
They look much like guinea pigs an?i
arc vegetariana The Minnehaha also
brought ov.r twenty-two horses- and
dogs belonging to the "Ben liur"
<?ut of a crew >>f 2"0 men on the
Minnehaha fifty-three were sailors
and th?- remainder printers, cotton
spinners, farm banda Ule layers and
tinsmith, hired because of the strike.
Captain Calret said the ship got along
('ARM-EL?, MB., Special.?The capture
of Jasper Sherman Gray, charged with
the murder of fourteen-year-old Naomi
Mitchell, of .North Carmel, is only a
question of time now, the posses be?
lieve. He Is now definitely chsrged
wnb murder In s warrant Issued t?y
judge a. i'.. Hsrding, o? th.
The posses hsVS definite assurances
that (?ray Is having a har?l lime keep?
ing himself alive. An ?K'-d farmer and
his wife saw a man who. the Sheriffs'
nun are certain, was (?ray, a few miles
northeast of North Carmel. They say
he carried neither rifle nor pistol. The
couple said th?? man was young and
appeared almost exhausted.
His shirt and overalls were terribly
tattered. II?- wore one rubber boot and
carried the other in his hand.
Terror of the past conjured up In ? ?thousand different forms is slowly
killing Abdul Hamid, the deposed head of the Ottoman Empire, and his
death may bo expocted any day. it is learned on good authority. To see
and talk with the former Sultan In hla place of imprisonment is next to
impossible, for 'he constant fear of assassination makes him chary about
receiving any visitors, lie is a sad anl miserable spectacle, spending the
last days of his life in fear of the spectre of an assassin with knife poise?!
realy to strike, and do what he may. he cannot rid himself of this horrible
fear. Mo has grown careless about fa is personal appearance, and usually
about in tin old dressing gown, t attered slippers, with an orthodox fc/.
perched on the back of his head.
IS MADE JUDGE]
Choice of Governor Will Prove
Popular With People of Rich?
mond ? ' ' Davy ' ' Richardson
Is Much Beloved?Who'll
RICHMOND, VA., ?Spedjh L?
Without any solicitation what
on his pan Mayor l>a\i?i C. Richard?
son wss ibis morning appointed .>.<
.?: in. Hustings court of the city ??i
Richmond by Governor .Maun i?? suc
: Judge Samuel I.. Witt, who died
? at ib? 11.?i Springs
Mayor Richardson received notice
ipointment from lien P. < ?won.
the Governor'? secretary, l i?? at ?>n? <?
l?. accept the place, and Will
I within th?' next few ?lays tender bis
resignation as Mayor to judge Robert
Southall, temporary Judge of ?the
President Robert Whlttet, Jr., of
the Board of Aldermen, will then i??'
? ?.in?- Mayor, ami will act until Mayor
Richardson's successor is chosen bj a
sp<? iai election.
jiidj??- Southall will adjourn the
Hustings Court next Saturday i?> Au*
guest 26th. Judge Richardson will
then open the court, according i?>
present plans, but Immediately ad?
journ it to ?September 9th. Trials of
delinquent tax-payers win then be on
the docket. They will not be heard
by ,Tu?1k?' Richardson, however, but by
JuiIkc Southall at the special request
of Judge Richardson.
.\'?ws of th?- Mayor's appointment
I to th?? judgeship spresd lik?- wildfire
through the city Hall this morning
following his notification from tb.
Governor, and bis office immediately
une th.- Mecca ol scorea >'i friends
who hurried in i<> offer congratula?
Judge Richardson was deeply
moved at such evidences <?t sincere
friendship, and was frequently unable
to r?>ply, his voice being choked by
Jud^;?- Richardson's term lasts until
thirty ?lays after the convening? of th??
next General Assembly, which meets
in January. 1914.
The appointment has met with the
wi?iest approval, everyone agreeing
that Govirnur Mann could not have
made a wiser selection. Even those
who were working for the appoint?
ment of others arc outspoken in their
Mayor Richardson was not a candi?
date l??r the judiiship. thoui'h his
fri?-nds had known for a long tim?
that to preside over the Hustings'
Court was one of the dearest ambi?
tions of Mayor Richardson's life.
His friends, realising his peculiar
fitness for the p?a??-, his legal train
in?', his judicial temperament, his in?
nate sense Of lairn.ss and justice, ap?
pealed to Governor Mann tO appoint
him, ami though the claims of others
were i.?in?-i strongly pressed it does
not apixar that the Covernor Ion?
Governor Mann, in actinic today, lias
exercised his prorogative in the prem?
ises. Usually it has been the custom
of the executive <>f the stat?- to await
the recommendation of the City Bar
Association, and then to name the
choice of that body.
Recently the Governor expio?ied a
bomb in the meeting of the Bar As?
sociation by announcing that hewouhl
not feel Impelled to name the choice
of the association, but that it "mitfht
Th?- action of the Governor today
forestalls the meeting of the Bar As?
sociation and gives t?> the people <?f
Richmond th?ir popular choice as
suicessor to the lamented Judge Witt.
Tin? New ??iiii????.
Mayor Richardson was born in New
Kent county on June 7, 1 84,r?. When
eight years ??id his family moved to
Richmond. Since that time, except
during the war, the Mayor has re
He served with distinction through
the Confederate War. being desperate?
ly wounded and once bit for ?bad
upon the field. 11 is splendid' strength
saved his life, however, and makes
him today much younger than nian.\
men twenty y? us bis junior.
Returning t?> Richmond after the
surrender, Mayor Richardson became
a clerk in a ?roeery store. Rater he
drove an express WSgon, but he ne?
glected no opportunity for improve?
ment and' spent much of his time in
study, chosing th?' law as his profes?
He studied in the offices of Johnson
ami Guison and was in 1870 appoint?
ed clerk of Polire Court. v\hi<h po?
sition h.- retained until 1X80. when he
was elected police justice.
He presided over Police Court un?
til 1888, when he declined re-election
to practice law. In 1896 he was again
called Into public service, being oh'ct
:ommonwealtb Attorney, He held
this offlce until lt'iu;. Then d?ecllnlng
re-election he resumed the practice
of his profession.
Ill 1908 he was elected Mayor after
a heated campaign a (ainsi Carlton
McCarthy. He served with such era
tire satlafactlon that In the recent
primary and election he was again
chosen, thla time without spposltton.
NEW YORK POLICE
SYRACUSE, N. Y? ?Special.?
?in the ?u?|iicioii that lie may
lia??- bad -unid Ii?iil- to do with
the Ho?enthal ca?e in New York,
Harry l.cwi? i? Itciag lichl by tin*
.s\ra<u?e police until a Ne?? Vork
officer ?an leach 111 i ? dty to
Identify bias. He was arraigned
y?*?i?-i ?;.?> on a ??bite slave cliarge
and held, 'lin- police round a
biaekjack an?! a boll le of poison
in hi? room.
Word from New York lead? to
the belief that tin* siis|H'ct may
be Harry Horowitz. su?|iccted of
th?* H?i??'iiihai murder.
IN ri.AMl s. SHF FLEES
FROM HUSBAND'S AID
NEW YORK. Special.? Isaac Hall,
nf IOC West One Hundred ami For?
tieth Street, heard bis wife screaming
Tuesday night ami running to tin
basement found her with her clothing
in llames. She was mad with fright
aim' pain ami WOUld not heed lur lms
Hall pursued his wife about the
basement, bul she eluded him time
and again until he finally threw hlm
aeif upon her ami gathered her tightly
in his arms. Then she eollapaed ami
Hull, with bis arms anil hands fright?
fully burned, Peat out tin- lire in his
The woman's screams and the sight
of her in llames caused a tenant m
the house to turn in a lire alarm. Po?
liceman Brady found th?- husband
kneeling over the scorched ami die
figured body of his wife and ?ailing
upon her to speak to him. Brady rang
fur an ambulance and I>r .Ritter took
both Hall ami his Wife tu the Harlem
PULLING GIRL'S HAIR
AltCIHTI-:?. T SENT TO WORK
HOUSE FOR MUSSING UP
NETW YORK, Special.?Crime pul?
ling a girl's hair.
Punishment?Five ?lays in the
Such is justice as meted out hy Mag?
istrat?- Krtitel in th. Market
Court Tuesday to Arthur Cook, who,
after partaking too freely of drink
ables, was Inspired hy his effervescent
spirits to yank the tn-sses of Miss
Helen Wilklns, twenty years old, ?if
_'. i West Nineteenth Street.
Miss Wilkins' story of the hair
pulling as related in Magistrate Krti?
tel Aas that on Monday evening as she
was quietly passing along Fifth Ave?
nue Cook, whether for pure mischief
or because in her coiled triasses he
saw menacing reptiles, suddenly
sprang from a doorway and pulled
down an her carefully erected coiffure.
She ran Id I'atrolman Huber. who ar?
rested Cook, hut not until the latter
had been man-handled by four men
vvht? had witnessed the halrpulling.
Cook told Magistrate Krotel that lo?
uas employe?! as an architect hy .1. 1 ;.
Kelly at Fifth Avenue ami Twenty
ninth Street ami lived at 10] Lexing?
ton Avenue. He was nattily dressed,
and his- tentative red inu.staelu
'I had been drinking since f> o'clock
in the afternoon," said, "and .scarcely
knew what I was doing. I drink a
little nOW and then, hut never was ar?
rested until now."
It had been reported that at the
time of Cook's arrest several other
girls had appeared with similar sto?
ries of halrpulling, but they did not
carry their complaints into court.
Magistrate Krotel gave the work?
house sentence to warn Cook to seek
a different form ?if amusement.
CHICAGO RAILWA1 Ml.\
It? VOTK ON WAGS INCIH ?-1
?CHICAGO, ILLt, Special.?Employes
of th?- atreet railway companlea of
Chicago will nu .-t tonight to vote on
the propositions submitted in answer to
their demand for s wag? Inores
Many of the men favor rejecting the
offer of a new contract at the present
term?. If it is rejected a day will be
named for the taking of a strike vote.
An arbitration agreement, however,
may be adopted.
United States Will Aid Citizens.
President May Take Same
N '.VSI11NV.TOX. D. C.. Special.? ?
One thousand tents were rushed t<>
B] Paso. Ti I ? by the War L>
partaient m ..n effort to provide suit
sble shelter t?>i the American refug?
who a??- pouring scross the border
from Northern atexl?
in addition the department will p??
tition Congress to make Immediate!)
available the remainder ?>t the flood
fund?-about 11??.?*?-?for rations for
tin* ret ug* ?s.
This.' measures were taken follow?
ing the receipt ot additional tUe
patches telling ?>f the arrival of seve?
ral hundred Americana today and the
probability that a large number of
others will reach El Paso tomorrow.
Secretary of War Btimson discuss?
ed the Mexican question In the Cabi?
net meeting, ami the President and
bis advisers agreed that something
radical should be done within s short
II Congress ?bus not n?et with suf?
ficient speed it Is thought the Presi?
dent ?ill send B special message
th<- Mexican situation.
The consul at Saltillo today report?
ed t?> the State Department that ?
battle occurred near Jiiit.? on Sunday,
In which tht? federals were victorious,
twenty rebels being killed. Four
bridges near Homes were burned by
the rebels the same night.
probe hade public
LOMM?. Special. The report
of tin? commission which Investi
gated III?? Titanio dJBSsSter was
One leal in?* of tin? limling of
the comiiii-sioii was a <le< ?aiati.'ti
that hail the I/??.land liner t'all
loiiibui sjotse to tin? rese?e when
tin? illiirnas -imiaK of tin* Titanic
were seen thai many, If not all.
Of tin? li\es that WeS*C l?i??t. might
have Im?<?ii saved.
I.??ril Mersc) pr??si?h*?l ?Inn the
commission was called to order
this afternoon, and personally
t*essd the conclusions of tiu? body.
"Tin? loss of i lu? Titanic was dm?
to a collision with an hvlx-rg.
brought about iiy ilie excessive
sp???-?l at which tin? ship ?STSM navi?
gating." the report says, "but tin
ship was efficiently oilio??r???l anil
Was supplied with the proper
The eoiiunissioii fouii?! that
there had been no Imat drills
aboard the Titanie anil ro??oni
iiieiidefl Huit the lb>ar?l of Trade
lorttiiilntc rul??s r???|iiiriiig boat
drills and bout miisterings. Tin?
??iinniissioii found that all of the
ol1ie?-rs ?ltd their work well. The
wireless Inntsllatlon was ??n'???'ii\i?.
Discipline of lw?th pa?o-engers and
crew ?luring til?? lowering of boats
was found to be good, hut had the
oi-gani/alioii of the crew lx??-ii bet
t??r nOSBtMy more li\??s niighl ha\?>
"While th?? navls*at?r>rs' in-truo
lions wen? ad??<|iuite." th?? rep??rt
g???-s on. "th??y would have been
lM?tl??r il r?'lei?iu?? had In?-ii made
?> th?? ?-ours?' to Ih? adopt???! in the
??lent ie?? was eiieouiilered."
Of the ?-omliiel of ?I. l'ru? ?> Is
inay the commission states that
it ? annot agree with those critics
who held that his position as man?
aging director Imposed on hlsn the
moral duty to reiiiaiu ?hoard un?
til tin? x?'?-s??l sank.
"If be had SJOt jump???! into a
boat his life would have been
lost." ibe Commission ?le? lar? ?f.
"< apiaiii Smith should have not
given isina*. tin* !???? i??l?grain."
the report statea "After getting
it. ba?a] ?-houiii not have i??*|it u.
Il<?we*??>r. this did not inlliieiice
th?? navigation of the ship.
"The io?>k<?iit for i??? was bs*d.
\n extra man should have been
placed at tin? stem liea?! of the
veonel and sharp lookouts kept
from both si<l??s of the bridg??.
The fa?t that no <iir?*?-tions were
given to !-**<tii<?*? ?p?????! is ?xitlenc??
that il was (lie practice to main?
tain lull speed throughout llu?
night, oxen in an ice region, and
therefore the ?"??ttramlsstou Is un?
able to AX blame ii|k?i. Captain
Smith. Captain Smith made a
gri??\i?us uiisiak?*, but he was not
Tin? eoiiunissioii finds that the
third ?lass pn?-?-ciig?*i*s \v??r<? fair?
ly tri'in???!. and ;*. -.'.?miiH'iids Cap?
tain Rostron and the crew Of tin?
Cunar?! liner Carpathia for their
Lord M??rs??y <!e?lar??d tin? com?
mission was <-on\ ineed that the
lim-r California saw tin? Titanic's
ilistr??ss signals ami that slit?
should have puslu'd tlirough the
I???? as fast as she could without
undue risk to tin? Titanic's assi-t
"Had she ihm?? so she might
have saved many, if not all. ?if tin?
Iiv??s that u??r?? lost," the r??|H?rt
The ?-barg?? that Sir Cosmo Duff
iiordon had bribeil the m??n man?
ning the lifeboat in which lie ami
I.a?ly I)ulT-<;?>r?loii w??r?? r??s?'iied
to row away from the wreck is
held to be imfoiiiuh-d.
The report stai??s that th?? Tl
tanic had compiled with all tin?
regulations for th?? safety of pas?
sengers Ix'iort? leaving Qiu??-n>
The ?-r??w was divided into tin?
u?-ual mid pro|K?r crews, but the
methods of launching and man?
ning tin? boats in an <'in<?rg<*ii??y
were improper and iiisiillich-iit.
The commission r?'<<?iiiiiien<lc?l
thai ships proceed ?luring (he
night nt moderate speed, when
i?-?* has been rc|K>rt<?<l in their
It <?onsidere<l that the Titanic's
??ours?? in starboartling the hebn
ami slopping the ?iigines was the
proper miesme to have been
?'Tin? outstanding f??atur? of the
disaster,"* the r?-port stat??s, -was
th?? neglect of the Hoard of Trmle
to niter its rules sin?-?? 1K1H."
'Ibis the commission held to Ih?
Tin- ?piestiori of the iiiimbiT and
arrangement of biilkheals in pas
-cum r ships was . r<?f<?rr<?<l to a
bulkhead committe?? which, tin?
r?-|M>n saya, -hoiiid have great
l/ord M??rsey state?! his regret
that soin?? of the lifeboats of flic
Titanic hail not been row?**d to tin?
r??s?'uc of th?? Iiuii?Ii*<mIs who wen?
lighting for their lives in the icy
waters. This applied piirii<?uiariy,
he said, to I lout No. I.
FROM RIFLE SHOT
.IOIIV WHITMAN' DIES IT.OM \c
< ll>i;.\T.\I? SHOOTING 11Y
STAFuNTON, VA., Special. ? John
I. Whitman, of Mount Sidney, died
Saturday night of lockjaw after his
body had been drawn almost double
and h?? had ?suffered ?xcrueiating
agony for two ?lays.
He was a member of a farmers'
bssf club of eight members, one mom
b? r in turn killing a beef and dis
tributlng among the nu in!
It was Whitman's turn I'riday a
?. and while waiting with
rifle in his h uni ii>r the beef to be
driven In the stable he ?lis? hat
the gun accidentally, the ball
through his right big toe. He reload?
ed and kilb-il in.l dressed the st?
paying no attention i?> his toe, which
he regarded as a trifling matter. Fin
ishini: the j"i>. he put turpentine <>n
the toe and continued his busln?
<mi last Thursday h?- began t?? have
pains about over the body and the
lockjae rapidly ?l.
H?- was forty-two ?tats of :il-?> and
leaves a wife and live children.
BODY OF MISSING
NURSE IS FOUND
i CATSKIl.I-, X. Y? Special.?AS au?
topsy over the bo?tly of Miss Dorcas 1.
Sno?Jgrass, the Mount Vernon society
girl and nurse. Whose bony was found
floating in a sin ill ?reek running into
the Hudson here after she bail mys?
teriously disappeared from home, was
i performed last night.
Hundreds of villagers gathered at ?
! distance ami Watched the physicians
at their grewaome task. The scene
was one of the most weiril e\ er wit?
ness? ?1. The body was laid ?m a stret?
cher on a small ?zrass plot in th?'
cemetery and there for more than two
hours Dr. F. J. Roomy, of Albany
worked over it, assisted by several
Dr. Rooney afterwards declared*that
he bad fourni no signs of violence ami
that all of the origins Were intact.
He will examine the stomach ami In?
testines for signs of poison in his lab?
oratory at Albany.
Miss Snodgraas was formerly a Vir?
ginia mil. her brother, Edward T.
Snodgrass, ?if Berryvllle, Va., having
Bted in the search for his ml
Bister, offered a rewani of $500 for
tin- recovery of her bony, dead or
alive, or for tin- detection of the ? rime,
if any had been committed against
??n July 17th, the young woman dis?
appeared from her sister's home, at
Mt. Vernon, N. Y. she was a woman
of means and was soon to have be? n
married t?> Frederick Schmidt, an
electrical contractor. For the love of
the profession the dead woman took
up the calling ?if a trained nurse, and
was following this profession, when,
without any known reason, she dis?
appeared, after she had started -"?t
on a shopping expedition.
Identification by her brother and
fiance was made through a portion of
the name on the young woman's un?
derwear as well as by Jewelry found
on her person. The body was fright?
fully discomposed and the features
could not be recognised.
Senate Will See That Japan Is
Not Allowed Coaling
WASHINGTON', D. C, Special.?
Magdalena Bay and the proposed con?
cessions by Mexico to Japanese fish?
ing companies will receive tin atten?
tion of the Senate Committee on JBQr
eign Relations within the next few
days. The matter has been b<
the committee for some Urne, but a
difference of opinion among the
members aa to the character of tin
utniii to be reported lias delayed
Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska,
however, has drafted a resolution de?
claring any concession math? by Mex?
ico, which mi;-;ht in any way -,-i
possible coaling station or naval base
to a foreign power, would be con?
trary to American policies, and should
be ma?le a matter for action by the
IS WOHKIVt. TO si (THF.
TWO MORE li.\TTI,i:silll'S
WASHINOTON, D. C, Special.?
Representative Sulser, of New York,
who is circulating a petition in favor
of two battleships among the D?mo?
crate members of the House, today
announced h<- has obtained the signa?
tures of twenty-one Demo?r~rata, who
will vote for tWO battleships, regard?
less of the action of the caucus. Sui
z?-r says he expects to have twenty
eight or thirty Democrats pledged to
two ships before Saturday.
FIVE ARE KILLED
( LKVKI.AM), 0? Special.?With a
force I hut destroyed ii residence
In,II I? mile ic??it.\. one of lli<- three
iimtii/ iut-H of the A nu tin l'o ?*?!?'r
4 <>iii|iiin> . nt >outii HriKiklt n, a
????lern Niiliiirl? of Cleveland, ex?
Klve pcrnon-, ??ere killed accord?
ing to (?flieiiils of the cnmpnuy, hut
the <-oiii|iiin.> lu,m lull,-il to account
l'or mu il > of the t ??eut.?-H? e to fifty
???en wrbtaag about Hie |>I it.-?- when
the neeitlfiil l?n |>|m-ii?-iI.
Me truce of the ti?c |irraniiN be?
lieved to lint?- liet-u killed i-nultl be
found after the accident. The.?
??ere utterly l?lo?vu to plcccw.
Iloiif?'-? lu the nritili li??rh?>t?il of the
|io??der mill ??ere ileiiioll-tlied hy the
abut Icriiin force of the explosion.
I lie hoiiMe of Ivan Knelcle, hnlf
a mile from the -?cene. wai? il?
Mtroyed. It Im reported that aome
of the member? of the family ?Tere
Injured. Whether there ??ni any
Iomm of life in the dwelling!? near
the plant h a m not lit-t-n delermlucd.
Several tonn of powder were
Klnrt-il in the iiiiikii/Iiii- The ???
IiIomIoii vviiM heard for iiiIIcm. I'late
-?Ihmm ??us broken in ? Ic?eland, ?e? -
eral mile? from the aeene of the
viucii ilnmnice wan done to honaea.
t Ii 1 m lie? h ??ere knocked ilium by
the ahoek. wind????-? hroken anil
bea? y alime and brick luiililln-?*<
m Ii itk ?-ii out of ?ilnmli.
COM?! i: It HITS PASSENGER
saves all on board.
I'OSTON, MASS., Special. ?- The
steamship City Of Kocklaiid, on her
way to Huston from Hath, Ale., with
|*><9 passengers, was struck ami seri?
ously damaged by the collier WlUiam
( hisliolm in a head-on collision dur?
ing a dense fog.
It is feared that many lives may
have been lost in the confusion of
rest ue work.
According to psasengers, three or
four of the lifeboats of the City of
Kocklami filled with water, throwing
SS many as seventy-five passengers
into the s? a. All Of them were saved
from drowning, it was claimed by the
Ship's otlicers. Several w?'re hurt.
The collision happened about 12:10
o'clock this morninti. All the pas?
sengers were in their b?-rth.s at the
time. The noise of the collision awak?
ened them all, an dsent them scurry?
ing to the deck, most of them scaneily
1 The City of Uoekland was struck in
the bow, and the entire forward part
ut the steamer was badly damaged.
The City of l'elfast, with her own
?and the passengers of the Hockland
on board, arrived at the Eastern
Kteamship Company's pier here at
8:40 o'clock this morning. The Bel?
fast picked up the passengers of the
Uoekland shortly after the collision.
CLOSED BY DEATH
Et I 1 11 M (I N I?. V V. Special.?
Logan Sims Robins, for ovi-r thirty
..i ih. police Cortee ?t
.ii.?! one oi the commissioned
ineiit. died Ol Bright*! disease Monday
morning at I al his home? lol
l .ii.? Avenu?-, all.-r a long illu.-s-. KOT
I months ami montos h?> had been coa
I Inn .1 to bis room, ami in the last two
or three weeks bus condition was at all
I times >?.'allied as critical.
Ill?- death ol Mr. l'obiiis* m irks the
pissing ?>l one <>l the oldest ami most
respe? un figures connected with the
huai constabulary, though advancing
ra and ill health compelled him to
retire from active work about tint-?*
yean Unflinching in hi? dis
charge >>i duty and cout*ag?eoua t<> an
?unusual ?i?;-.i ?-.-. Mr. Robins neverthe?
less was a man <>? ? Kceptiona] mod?
who shratil. irtun publicity ?if all sorts.
and lived strictly within the s?>hete ot
lie was lutin January SI, i**m. in
King William county, the son of Wil
11am Robins, s .schoolmaster, who
i later made his home in Gloucester.
!.Mr. Roblas at an early age engaged
in bualness In Richmond, but following
the secession of Virginia en li?t ed In
Company B of the hirst Regiment on
April 21st as a private, ami aerved un?
til 18(5?Indeed, was confined as a
prisoner until six months after the
it soon developed that the quiet, un?
assuming youth had in him the mak?
ing of a superb soldier, and he rose
rapidly from the ranks. When cap?
tured in the closing ?lays of the hosti?
lities he had the rank of S first lieu?
tenant-?an honor won by gallantry
ami daring ?>n the field of battle.
There was nothing ol * 11 ** spectacu?
lar abou. **Ia?ogan Robins." but hie war
record was one io' which any man
might be proud. Time and again bin
cap and clothing were torn by shot
j and shell, yet be escaped severe injury
! In any ?>t the fighting. 'I'll is was little
: short of remarkable, as .Mr. Robins
I figured in eighteen ^r.-at battles. 11?.*
w.is at Bull l'un, Sharpeburg, Gettys?
burg, the ?'rater. Sailor's Creek and
other bloody conflicts,
following his capture he was tem?
porarily confined in the old Canltol at
Washington, but subsequently was re?
moved to Johnson's Island. The war.
of course, found him without means,
and. returning to Richmond, he en?
gaged in the sash and blind business,
but on duly l. IMS, ?became connected
with th?' pelles for?a
As one of the guardians of the
peace lie was SealOUS and faithful.
though his reticence, which to
strangers seemed almost like timid?
ity, kept him in th?' background. Me
?anie mi?? prominence, however, as
on?- of the officers who worked >"i
the murder ?ase of Tintinas J. Cluve
rius, the slayer of Pannle Lillian Mad
Ison. It 1.11 t.? the lot ??I" Captain
Charl?es Epps and Mr. Robins t<> ar?
rest th?' young lawyer, who subse?
quently died on tin- gallows.
About ten ?>r fifteen years (ago Mr.
Robins, while on iiuty. was severely
injured by a cave-in which occurred
?>n Madison and Main Stricts. The
accident occurred about II o'clock at
night, following a heavy ruin. Officer
McMullen fell into the hols caused
by the cave-in and Mr. Robins, in
going to his rescue, met ;i like fate
11?' was so seriously injure?! by this
tail that afterwarda he was trans?
ferred to less active duty and became
attached t?> the office of th?> chief.
Mr. Robins was a consistent mem?
ber of the Christian Church and was
SCtive in all go??<l works. He was
?liiict and studious In his habits, but
could be counted upon at all times
when bravery and fidelity were r< -
?|iiir?'d. His friendship ami his affec?
tion were tilings worth having, for
tiny counted for much and came from
a man pure In heart and high la
Mr. Robins is survived by hit
I Widow, who. before her marriage, w.i.?
Miss Arabella Davia <>f this city; bj
one brother. Thomas C. ?lobina alsi
of Richmond, and by several niece*
The arrangements for the lunera
have not yet been completed, but i
will probably take place tomorrow af
ternoon about r> o'clock,
piloted by Albert Halts, landed at Ne*#
Berl'n, Wis., after covering 125 milet
Captains Honeywell and Donaldson
in the "Cicle Sam." . ould have re
malned In the air for another oa*
but for the storm which threatene?
to blow them far out into the At
Ian tic, and after landing they Immed!
ately wir?-?! of their suec.-.-s to (.????re:
M. Meyers, president of the aero clu
which they represented. The hug
bslloon, measuring 80.000 cubic feei
was at ?me?? packed and expn
Leaving Menasses shortly after
o'clock yesterday sfternoon, the ail
men arrived in Washington at
o'clock, ami recounted the Btorj i
their experience sin?'?? leaving th
earth in Missouri on Saturday last.
USE EXTRA CARE TO
STAMP OUT PLAGUE
PhysicitJis Fear That Bubonic
Horror May Be General
at Sea Ports.
WASHINGTON, D. C Special.?
The public Health and Marine Hos?
pital service sent a warning to
stations in all Atlantic port cities to
redouble their efforts to suppress the
spread of the huhonic plague. An
additional surgeon and a number of
trained rat-catchers have been order?
ed to New Orleans, where plague
carrying rats have been found.
Confirmation was received today by
Surgeon Genera] Blue that a careful
bacteriological examination of rats in
New ? M leans had shown the presence
?le is authority for the Statement
that the plague is likely to develop
in any Atlantic port having trade
with the infected cities in Culm ami
Porto Rico, and would not he sur?
prised if it Should spread to conti?
An additional death is reported
from Havana and a new ?ase in Ban
.Juan, l'orto l'ico. This makes furty
nine rnnra and twenty-three deaths in
TO SAVE HER CHILI)
NEW YORK, Special. ? Fan nie
Kaplan, aged three, became so Inter?
ested in tor play in the middle of
Beck street, Bronx, Tuesday after
nooii she did n?>t luar the honking
of an auto truck of tii?> American
Bank; Note Company as it turned into
the street ami hore down ?m her.
lit-r mother's alert ?ars taught the
warning, however, <*ind taking a flight
of stairs at a leap, she bounded into
the street as the driver was making
futile efforts to put on his brakes.
The momentum of her Jump push?
ed the child ??ut of harm's way, but
it also sent Mrs. Kaplan sprawling,
and before she could regain her f?>?>t
Ing th?* truck ran over and broke one
?**f her legs. An ambulance carried
lit-r to the I?ehanon Hospital.
Joseph McCormick. the truck
driver, told the story to the police,
win let him go after taking hla ad?