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JURY SEES MOHR MURDER STAGED AT SCENE OF CRIME
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; LONDON ANXIOUS ABOUT TRAPPED ARMY;
vMRS. MOHR BALKS AT SEEING
SCENE OF HUSBAND'S MURDER;
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NEGROES ALSO KKP AWAY
Judge Holds Court in Mud of
Road While Prosecutor Gives
Details of Crime.
STATE OPENS ITS CASE.
Widow Unmoved as She Hears
Husband's Murder Called
Most Cowardly Crime.
(Special From a Staff Correspondent
of The Evening World.)
mOVIDENGi:. R. I., Jan. 11. Tho
low, gray motor car In -which Dr. C.
lYanldln Mohr was shot to death, its
cushions and mudguard still encrust
ed with his blood, was drawn up at
the 'ddo of the Washington. Iloiul At
Barrlngton, nlno' miles from Provi
dence, this morning for the Jur
jtlpuu)r la iryuw mo uociorn wnr,
Rlleaheth Tiffany Mohr. and two ue-
, proas for his murder to boo tho ma
chine In practically the identical spot
It occupied tho night of tho tragedy
laat August,
And on the twelvo men stood about
In the muddy road Attorney General
Herbert A. Itlco repeatedly called
their attention to these blood stains,
and how they flowed down tho left
Hide of the car, down the high crested
mudguard at tho left rear of the car
and streaked tho gray sldo of tho
body.
Tho Jurymen, a stolid looking crowd,
rigged out In heavy boots and rub
bers, stood In silent contemplation of
the scene while Sir. Itlco, with the
.voice and manner of a platform lec
turer, showed them exhibit after ex
hibit. Hesldo tho Jurymen stood Judgo
Stearns, tho presiding officer, who for
the time hud moved his court to tho
rainy road; Mr. Cunning, Mrs. Molir'n
k (Continued on Sixth Page.)
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VTtftkepliur in" advising you that
waregratly pleated with the outeeae of out
advertlacoonte which were plaoed for u In the
.Oravura Gaetloa In the Sew York vorld In resent
liian upon the advlao of our advertising agent?
Howard 8. Haddn A you know, Frodulte Riviera
are distinctly hlgh-elate and appeal particularly
to people of taste, reflnanant and atani, and
naturally we attempt advertising only in hlgh
olatt ndlu.-j. Yt have tried aoet of the Kw
York paper and the actual results froa the Orav
urt Sestlon of The World have toon Mart lmedlattly
apparent. and better than anything w have attaspted.
Veryretpeotfully jour a,
RELIEF
INSIDE EXPLOSION
MAY HAVE SUNK PERSIA
Information in Some of the Affida
vits of Survivors Points
That Way.
WA.S1IINT.TOX, Jan. It. Informa
tlon contained In some of tho nllldlvltn
taUou from tho Pernio, survivors, has
caused Government experts here to
consider tho possibility that the ship
might havo been sunk by an Internal
explosion rather than by u mlno or a
submarine.
No tlnal opinion has been reached.
Secretary Lansing when asked about
that feature of the caso after to-day's
Cabinet meeting, replied that no of
ficial conclusion on tho cause of tho
destruction of the vessel had been'
made Ho said no now -details had
LtrtSHJBWelred.
mo uamnct was in icssion more
than two hours to-day and It was
understood that tho submarine ques
tion, Including the Lusltunla case,
whs discussed. It Is expected tho
caso will bo settled within u week.
AMERICANS KILLED '
BY VILLA BANDITS
victims Reported Memfcrs of a
Train Party of Smelter Employees
Held yp in Mexico.
KL PASO, Tox., Jan. 11. Tho Amer
ican Smelting and Hellnlng Company
representatives hero received a telo
gram from Chihuahua City to-day,
stating that It was reported there
that a trulnload of employees, which
loft tho cupital for Cusllnilriachlc,
western Chihuahua, had been held up
by Villa bandits, and nil tho Amer
icans killed.
.MOM fUMAM,w
1 iiihx. tnwim
Deceaber twenty-second
1, 9. 1 a.
VARIUkSAIB RrvtSRA,
FORCE HALTED
WIFE LOST LOVE,
SAYS SHEFFIELD
Suvs
She'd Cry in Bet
Pray God You'll
Die."
iSEEKIiNG "DREAM BOY
Husband's Counsel Says He'll
Prove Black-Haired Youth
Real.
All through th divorce actions be
tween Mrs. lleim Cijry Sheffield nml
Justls Shctllcld, lawyer nnd cltthmnn,
before Vlco Chanrellor Vivian Lewis
In Jcn-ey City, Merrltt Lane, attorney
for .Sheffield, has been clutching for
tho long, wavy hnlr of Mrs. Shef
field's "Dream Hoy." This character,
described In nor books, Is sold by
Mrs. Sheffield to bo n "puro Ideal with
no materia! existence"
Mv,jrai4dok'ione last clutch to-dur
nt thoso phantom Welts by serving a,
subpoena commanding Mrs. Sheffield
to produce In court to-morrow tho
original manuscripts of her novel,
"Tho Ooldrn Hollow," "Romany Road" ,
nnd another In tho hand lt a pub
lisher, with all corrections, marginal '
comments and explanations. He ,
hopes to drag a real Dream Hoy Into
court with these clues. '
"Olve mo tho thren dollars that 1
I goes with t lint, please," was Sirs..
Sheffield's acid comment to the sub
poena server. "I nrod tho money."
A few minutes later she was eallod 1
to the stand In rebuttal. Sho launched
Into a fervid recital of her opinion
of Justus Shefllold.
"He Is foul-mlntted and foul-
mouthed:" slio cried, with gestures.
Ho suspected everybody of every
thing. My time means money to mo.
Between writing, making vanilla ami
taking photographs of children, I have
had time for no men. 1 have no lovo
for them. Justus Sheffield, by a faku
of Ills s.ilncloun mind, convinced him
self that I spent a night In our N'ew
York studio with another. I went
thcro to put tho studs in his dress
shirt and Jay out his underclothing
for a business dinner to which ho was
to go next night. Xoliody was thero
with mo. 1 was, to him, nothing but
a vaiet."
"He has again nnd again Sold me he
would like to bring our Barbara up to
support him on tho stage. Now!
Never! Her mother can support her
for tho rest of her life."
Lawyer Callnghan for Mrs. Shef
field offered to put up a bond for tho
propor maintenance of allrbara by her
mothor If the girl's custody wero
awarded to her.
Mrs. Sheffield had bcon much ex
cited by hearing Sheffield toll how for
a year beforo their separation sho sat
up In bed and prayed to Ood he would
soon die so that sho might lead a llfo
of happiness.
".My wife's love waned when I lost
my money," said Sheffield, "and I
suppose her feelings worn based on
my financial condition. In spite of
this I was willing to go on with her
for tho safco of tho children."
Sheffield admbltted Hutchlna Hnp
good had upbraided him for Jealousy
and for Insisting on seeing tho pawn
ticket for tho watch which Mrs. Shof
field said sho had pawnod to get a
luncheon In New York.
Mr. Shcfflold admitted having In
ourrod bills at Now York stores and
restaurants amounting to $15,000 af
ter ho was "rulnod," as ho had testt
flod, In tho panlo of 1807.
Q. Do you know a Mrs. Urannion?
A. Yes.
Q. How many times havo you ac
companied her to White House, N, J.?
A. Oh, I don't know. Four or five
times.
Q. Is she the same Mrs. Brannlon
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AS MONEY WENT . ' !1JHH
CjctvUmied on Second FAgo,)
Latest Photograph of Widow
On Trial for Husbands Murder
IA.TE.4T PICTURE. O'MW KUIZ.ABCTH
MOUO ...u...uaaa ua knataaaaa.
WILSON GETS LETTERS
OPPOSING JOHNSON
President Defers Conference on New
York Postmaster'liip After
Deluge of Protests,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. A delugo
of letters opposing tho appointment of
Joseph Johnson as Postmaster at
New York reached the White Houso
to-day.
Thu President defuried liU confer
ence with Postmaster fSeneral llurlo
con on tho subject until later in the
week.
The Antl-Salorfn Icague, in a tele
gram to President Wilson, to-day pro
tested against conaldt'i-atinii of Jo
seph Johnson for appointment as
Postmaster of New York I'lty becauso
It had been "reported In the public
press" that Johnson "w.i n salo'on
kecper prior to tlm "ijllct'-holdlng
atuge of his political activity."
Tho saloon Johnson ran w.ii under
the patronago of Bishop Potter, and
was an oxporlmont which 'iad tho
backing of many influential church
people. ,
EMBASSY STAFF MAIL
OPENED BY CENSOR
But British Have Not Vet Pried
Into American Official
Pouches.
LONDON, Jan. 11. Letters from
tho United States addrebstd to mom
bow of tho American Embassy ntaff,
as well as letters to tho staff of tho
consulate, havo boen opened by tho
British censor.
While no definite action has yet
been taken, it Is understood that
Washington will be Informed and that
envelopes which havu been openod
will be submitted In evidence. The
censorship has not touched tho official
embassy and congulato mall pouches.
SUFFRAGE RESOLUTION
INTRODUCED IN ALBANY
If Two Legislature Agree Voters
Ma, Get a Chance tu Decide
Again in 19 17.
ALBANY, Jan. 11. Resolutions In
tended to provide, for the submission
of tho Woman Suffrogo question to
tho voters In New York State In No-
vombor, 1917, wero Introduced lu tho
Loglolaturo last night.
Tho resolution must bo adopted by
two Legislatures beforo It can be sub
mitted to the voters.
;
GERMANY AGAIN CUTS
USE OFBREAUND CORN
Measures to Prevent Extravagance
Re-establislieJ by Berlin
Go eminent.
BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvlllo),
Jun. 11. Careful use of bread and
corn stocks Is necessary, the Govern
ment announced In an official pro
clamation Issued to-day warning tho
peopto against food extravagance
Statistics miido publlo on Nov. 16
showed thcro wero sufficient bread
nnd corn stocks In Germany," said
tho official statement, "but slnco tho
Government Increased thn rato of dis
tribution nt the beginning ot tno BC
ond year of thn war tho Impression
nroso that stocks wero superabun
dant. "Many nre now only provided with
sufficient stocks and thoroforo caro
ful uso of stocks Is necessary. Tho
Government thuroforo nbollHhoti tho
distribution order of last August and
re-establishes tho original plan ot dis
tribution, whllo maintaining, however,
sufficient bread rutloiis for hurd work
ing people"
PHANTOM NEWSPAPER
DISTURBS GERMANS
Issued at Several Places By Uni
dentified liditor, for Whom
Reward Is Offered.
AMSTHRD.VJI, Jan. ll.-Ocn. von
Blsslng, Gorman Governor Gcnoral of
Belgium, haa offered a rowan! of
11,000 for tho nrrest of tho phantom
editor of tho phantom Belgian nowH
papor La Llbrn Belglquo.
Bomotlmcs It Is circulated myrter
lously from Antwerp, sometimes from
Brussels, ami it always attacks tho
Germans. Tho latest lssuo acousod
von Blsslng of helping burn and pil
lage tho Imperial Chateau of St.
Cloud In France, In the war of 1S70.
JUSTICE HUGHES DENIES
SLAYER SCHMIDT'S PLEA
WASHINGTON. Jan. ll.-Justlro
Hughes of tho Supremo Court to-day
denied application by attorneys for
Hans Schmidt, convlotod Now York
slayer, for a writ of error for the
purpose of having his coo rovlowed.
This means Schmidt will bo exe
cuted, unless Gov. Whitman Inter
feres, Schmidt Is under sontence to be
electrocuted Friday at Sing Sing
Prison for th murder of Anna An-
20 MILES AWAY
S 'protection for wounded
minis AND BAD WEATHER DELAY
i
Brooklyn Prosecutor Declares
Convict Was at Albany
Unguarded.
lost prom i ns keeper.
Cassidy, Fellow-Prisoner, Also
Reported at Home for
Thanksgiving.
At thn offico of District Attorney
Crop'' in Brooklyn to-duy nn at
tendant handed out 'ypowrltten
copies of a statement cliurgliig that
Wllll.im Wlllett Jr. and Joseph Cas
sldy had beon allowed to wander nt
largo unattended while supposed to
be serving prison sentences.
Doth men are nearlug tho end of
the shortor term of Indeterminate
sen tent rf for bartering a Supremo
Court nomination In Qurons County.
They wero transferred to Great
Meadow prison from Sing Sing when
the Osborne. Riley controversy over
the prMan administration began.
Deputy District Attorney Kgglnton
appeared beforo Justice Whltmyer at
Highland Falls, Washington County,
yesterday on bolmlf of District At
torney Cropst-y to auk for un Injunc
tion picventlng the Parole Board
from releasing Wlllett and Cassldy
unless thoy paid the 1,000 lino
which wore part of their penalties,
A temporary Injunction until Jan. :2
was granted pendlug an examination
of hrlefH,
The statemunt issued from tho Dis
trict Atturney'M office follows:
"David A. Sullivan, former Presi
dent ot tho Union Bunk In Brooklyn,
Is not tho only prisoner supposed to
bo confined In u Stnto prison who
was permitted to go ut largo nml un
attended, "It will bo remembered that when
District Attorney Cropsiy, something
over a year iigo, was Inquiring into
tho acts of Sullivan h learned that
Sullivan was permitted to go freo
without guard or attendant In Yon
kors, In New York City nnd elso
whero, although all tho tlmo ho was
supposed to be confined under his
sentence.
"It will be recalled how one night
Sullivan went up to a polios officer
In the city of Yonkers and asked him
If he had seen a guard or the Wardan
from tho prison. Sullivan at that
tlmo was alone and evidently could
not find his 'keepor' and was wultlng
for him to be taken back to Sing
Sing.'
"It how Just been rovcalrd that
William Wlllett Jr. and Joseph Cas
sidy havo both been enjoying tho
samo privileges. It has bcon known
that Wlllett was aiding tho District
Attorney of Westchester County In
thn Investigation of conditions at Sing
Sing Prison and that ho was pro
mi tn ably bolng kept at tho Jail In
White Plains so ui to be available.
"It has Just been learned, however,
that tills is not so. Ho waH seen in
Albany yesterday absolutely unat
attended. Inquiry of the warden of
the Jail at White Plains revealed that
ho had left thero tho day before (Sun
day) with a keoper from the Great
Meadow State Prison to be returned
thnro.
"Inquiry of Warden Homer at tlx
Groat .Meadow P-!m made I.ut night
elicited tho information thut William
Wlllett Jr. had not returned to that
Institution.
"If tho matter were not too mtious
It would bo ensy to find humor in the
situation and even mora humorous
was the explanation of the Warden
(Continued on flecond Pate )
Fcr swiruhlss 61 In rrtpD, cc tort Uiroit, '
MARCH AGAINST THE TURKS
IN ot bince biegfe of
British Army Been in Such Dan
ger as That of the One Now
Shut Up at Kut-El-Amara.
FEAR THAT HUNGER MAY -CAUSE
IT TO SURRENDER
LONDON, Jan. 11. The British force in Mesopotamia under Gen.
Aylmer, proceeding up the Hurts to the relief of Kut-El-Amara, is still ,
halted at Sheik Saad, some 20 miles from KuUil-Amara, according to
the hlest advices received by the Government. The halt is. due to
weather conditions and the necessity of removing the wounded by river.
This announcement was made in the House of Commons this after
noon by J. Austen Chamberlain, Secretary for India.
Hriti?h cavalry forces have located the Turks six miles to the east
ward of Lul-lil-Amani, Mr. Chamberlain added. This Is (he position
trom which the Turks were originally driven by Gen. Townshend In ttw
Battle of Kut-El-Amara.
Whether the force jliut tip hi the besieged town is 10,000 or 40,000
is a matter of doubt. Turkish reports yesterday said 10,000 men had
been cut off. London fears that Gen. Townshcnd's entire army of
10,000 is in Kut-el-Amara, surrounded by a force of Ttuks that far out
numbers them. There is fear also that these troops may be forced by
hunger to surrender' before the relieving army can reach them.
The army of relief must fight its way eastward through a Turkish
force believed to outnumber it two to one. No news of the fate of the
Kut-el-Amara garrison has reached London since tlic arrival of official
despatches covering Saturday mgnt's
13 LIVES ARE LOST
Twenty-Four Others Rescued
From the Clan MacFarlane,
Says London Report.
LONDON. Jan. 11. The British
steniner Cltui MacFarlane has beon
sunk by a submarine, It was an
nounced this afternoon.
Thn Clan MneFurluno was sent to
the bottom Dec. 30, SIk officers and
eighteen Lascars have beon landed at
Malta. Thirteen Lascars died In the
lifeboats.
The Clan MacFarlano left Liverpool
on Doc. 10 for Bombay. Tho latest
marine registers contain no further
records of her movements. She was
400 feet lour. 80 feet beam and foot
In depth. Shn was built lu Sunder
land lit 1WI and was owned by Gay
scr, Irvlno and Conipanj, Limited, of
Glasgow
HUERTA GROWING WEAKER.
Ilni-liir IU-"irlN Turincr M.'tlrtin
Dli'lHtur rn-x-il ll,'lli'i MkIiI
III. I'AK". Tn . Jan. II 'Ion. Vk
loilinn lltnrU pa."ieit u reitli' night
nnd l glowing weahoi, hi phymrlnn
reported tO'dny
SAILING TO-DAY.
Berwind, Aroolbo 12 M,
Lenspe, Jacksonville I P.M.
Purui, Rid Janeiro ,. 3 P, M,
SUBMARINE
IKS
BIG BRITISH SHIP
T-
-Ladvsmith Has a
lighting.
"V Not lnrr thm llnor. ..-j-j
"in "I. I ITU Li U DU n
British forco at Lady smith has
British nrmy faced a similar peril.
For thst reason news ot tho program
of tho rollef expedition Is being
nwaltrd with the greatest anxiety, U
not nlurm.
Though details are almost com
pletely luoklng, it Is believed here
that tho Turks encircled the BrrtVsh
right at ICut-el-Amaro, throwing
strong forco between the garrison and
tho River Tigris. ConstaaUnoplo re
ported such an enveloping movement
In progress a week ago. If this U
truo, the rellof expedition must fight
Its way oastward through this force
to nuvu tho gurrlsou from capture.
India 011 co officials to-day viewed
tho situation hopefully. Kut-el-Amara,
they believe, Is provisioned,
sufficiently to withstand a long alege,
having beon used as a baso for'tlie
campaign against Bagdad.
Tho town lUolf Is welt fortified.
Dofonees were first built by the
Turks, who Intended that Kut-el-Atuura's
fortifications should cheok
tho British advance into Mesopota
mia. Tho British Improved then
works when they took the town.
THREE DIE IN FIRE,
SIX OTHERS INJURED
j iciims Trapped in Blazing Rooming
; House in Schenectady Some
Jump From W indows.
SCHKNKCTADV. X. Y Jan. 11.
Thrco persons wero killed nnd six
others injured In . flro in a rooming
houso in tho heart of tho city to-day.
The death are Mr. and Mrs. Jamei
Shormau of East Greenfield, Saratoga
County, each about seventy-five years
of age, and an unidentified young wo-,
man whose lns name wan thought, to
be Walker.
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