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Their Testimony Expected to Oppose
the Theory of Suicide.
v T . llv IS -Although the second Inquiry
t -' srA: ",; dLinto th cause of th« death
„ tli* Kara! Academy jLes N- Button, of Port
* P T d marine c-rr* I- Octo-
USd - T *"-• borrow, the fact, that can r*
Sii?-!^ ten, on to throw a dMP€r
**** 'SS^rfiSiaa^ mother and friend. la
r :TZT^r met de.th in a Quarrel at th.
"*' : *7Z If hi. brother ofßcer,. in--te.d of bav
v.nd, -f — ",/ fiS h , «d.ludged to hare done
"■** , ~ne''r'-»rd * inquirr. which conducted
» T "l"il,.nn soon after his *ath.
• ZTo^ vtie onsuffe^r who drove Sut
i" <^cc "common ofneers on the ni.ht
lr " s "° ' ,v, v rr«a the Cawrt Hall Hotel to a
° III ?*£ th- SJ camp, where a half hour
* c^nn was found dead with a bullet wound
£w££ SJ • remarkaWe story to-day. whicS
iSUni clear up. wh-n he repeats It a, « •»•
IZs *rfo» th board, many of the happ-nlngs
•Ss^i^aSaiTSlJna'. story which contra
« Wed the theory of suicide and make him a very
jscportat.t witness.
button baa hlre<s me to take him out to the
«m»' In my ■atanirliii- from Carvel Hall that
istbtT saW Owens, "and •"hen he came out of the
v*<.i lieutenant E. S. Adams and two other offl
<*-« were with him. Button Invited them to ride in
v,, car' Adams got on the front seat with me and
the ..... other men -at la the rear seat. We went
, King G*O7R« street to the Oklahoma pate of
th* Navel Academy grounds, where th- gentry
hfld as BP When COM there were officers In the
car he W ■:■= through, and we took the tower road
ecross College Creek out toward the marine camp.
Hilt— an* h?£ companions in th* rear seat
seemed to ••■' very frlendlv. chatUng and laughing
mrif:t of ,v. , --„ when we got to within a afreet
«i!*anre of th- camp I was told to stop. Adams
jumped down from the front seat, and taking off
wfc coat arl hat. threw them on the ground. Hs
in»de a rush for gution as be and the two other
officer* get out Of ''-<= car. The two officer? grabbed
Ectton v., •-. =,— and I heard Batton say. «a
a«y. Adams. I ion t want any trouble.' Then one
cf the officers told Tne t« "beat It.
"As I lurred the car around I saw: Adams start
ing for Sufton acsin and heard Sutton say. "Well.
lt be wants to fight I will fight him.* Then I went
down across Oh bridge and m»t Griffith, another
chauffeur, cowing back with his automobile."
Chr»n« mM ha dM net bear any shots. In rross
teg CM bridge on th*« return trip he said he toM
the .. ... stationed there of the trouble b*twee.n
the a |i »nd that Sutton and Adams were two
Of tb« men. The sentry replied. Owens said, that If
they pave Button a fair fight he would lick them
Lieutenant Hiiitn. who left the service shortly
tfttT .- tragedy. ar ; <l has not since b*en found.
ts3 Lieutenant Osterman. classmates of Sutton,
T»re said *o tM) ta* other occupants of Crwens's
c*'- A(3irr« End Osteiman sr» expected to be wit
pegsea acain at the present hearing. John K.
GriSth. the other chauffeur, who took a party to
th* marine ramp just ahead of Owens"s party on
The fatal r.ltht. is summoned as » witness, and Is
expected to corroborate MM of Owens's testimony.
It the former investigation no witnesses were
«M ■■:•« > of th» naval service. A larg« num
her of lay w)tness*»s -•. - b-en summoned to re
port to-morrow tr> Capiain John M. Bowler, «-;per
lr.iendent of the Naval Academy.
All Xh? witnesses will be turned over for «im
fcsUon to Major Harry Leonard, of the marine
corps. j'jJg" advocate, who 1s conducting the lnve*
tipitiOTi for 'he jrr.vrnrri^r't. Commander John.
K»«i. C S. V . •« senior member of th» board of
tnjuJrj". ar.u. his associates are Ueufnant Ilcuif
X. Jensnn. I*. S. --" . and Major W. C Neville.
C 5. :.i. c.
Sirs. JBr»»= H. Putton, Button's moth»r, and her
&t:tfit«>r. M'-s. Par! who were instrumental In
rrttir.s the N=tvv pppartmeTit t« r»op»n the ii — «>«» 1 -
tktftiCArfttwd »-«.r- to-nig-ht. Mrs. Sir ton believes
ttat the cvi-i^nco pr«s«Tit»d grill show that her son
aiMM in i light or hi ■ premeditated aaaratt
by ore -- more of •'■«. officers.
Th» E*nt:rri«'nt her* jn the —.•••- -c divided, en 4
many daa*tea arc afloat It ■«■ naM^e b» the «5»
*ir« cf the Wa«hfriKt<-;n naval offl<-iais to court th^
fulltst ir-.«ptlgation of all the Bacta.
The firrt r^>ar>l of Inquest arMeta investigated (ha
c!rcoTßstaT>'*"s stter.dtig Suttori's death met here on
Ortob*r 13. l? n 7. the day follo-aing the shooting.
ana >*• a»- inquirj- reported the following a* Its
SruJ'Tig in tV- case:
Th» hqart T^^-tt^c exam -»H all •-« !■■"
l*irir? on this rajs* that M *♦■■• it is pooslbic *o
j- r ' ■ ':-' navinc thornughlv examined the two re
volvers, the ■rtridff and empty shells fo;nd in
ih*m, the b'jllet taken from the head of th* d*»
'••"■i and '--- the -oat of Mevtetiant RatHwi.
Vft rone carefully over the testimony, finds as
Io!l»»ii> :
•M. th« boai frorr. i lew of the body, ■ thrr
"trh invr*t:sation. and from the evidence before
Jt, '•rhich it believes i«i ail the evidence procurable
tzii is perfectly reliable, i unanimously and thor
aajhhr convinced that Semna Lieutenant James N.
• ■yTTT. T" 5. M. C~, committed suicide by shooting
Wtnr* ' in thr head with a revolver at about !:»
er.lock a. m.. in th* vicinity of the officers* quar
laji Marine Ba-ra< -.- Annapolis, Md . October 13,
Th« heard i« also convinced that no other person
Jfiaa the (!*>.■• a «i was in Bmr way responsible for
V.is depiii. that no other person concerned In the
inrßstleßtion aras aimed, and that there was no
• l * c ''' reason for the deceased to carry arms im
*n*iiztr\. before his death.
The bi.iird baa carefully looked into the case, ami
5a bs,opfadmi the death of Second Lieutenant Jama
X. DuUeu. V. B. m C. »-as not occasioned by any
*tl ft duty in which he was engaged when It oc
y* CndicK wa« approved by Captain K. J.
B *^««r. then suj^rintendent of the Naval Acad
*"=y, on October 15. 3<*C. and the report forwarded
c 'ti«- Navy Departmeat The board consisted of
C<ftr.aian4»r J. A. Hoogerwerff. V". a N.. presl
*BC Screeon F. A. Cook. U. S. N., and Major
B- H- Fijllfr. r. B. If. C. members, and Second
Lwutenant :-i»a:<. S. Willing, L*. S. M. C. re
•- r,
ActT3rii rK jo t!,e testimony given at the first In
*»nirafk,n. thfre had been a quarrel between Lleu
t'aant Scttin and several other mar l re officer*.
»tio n»r» r ,,,j rr , irijr ' ■' m a da,,,.* to the barracks.
Wn "'* ' g« t (j C ht after the party left the auto-
Th* t*niirr,ry !<>rd<i to Bh«*w that Lieutenant
Battmi had cor.c „, hj 5 quarters and obtained his
jj' r 'her, m j tli |j^ apparent intention of shooting
p * t "aronjst s . He Bred one -not at Lieutenant
Robert K. A<sam«, whi'h «jtd not strike him. Lieu-
B X/1 * P. r.«»iker. another member of the
' : 'J. 'truiTKlM with Putton in an attempt to dis
|* fcinv a second sl:ot from Sutton'a revolver
E>Tfr 4 n<*Vnfr-r rJothea. but did not penetrate his
£«J-. }?«• wss d?.«r^, honever. by the shock of th»
POet sjkJ f»n ,o, o , h< . ground. Lieutenant Adams,
5 *'' sts n >l«n»r »r by. Is said to have ex
alC" 1 h ." v ' ** rit Ro * lk * r^
t*e r T '}f' n * : v, , h * ieajhaa«y, Putton, who had
R f ' thro *" to the ground in his encounter with
«w«l»r. shot himself in the head.
Degradation of Spanish prince.
«n»<»a. Objections to Marriage of Alfonso
-'"'it' and Princess Beatrice.
lloegr/^p" 1 * " —The marriage of the Infant. Al-
E«x»<>t MMiOilttai »•,<! Princess Beatrice of
W'«4 <f ~Y ff>T *' K!l *• **"<•* ha.* been de
*•*"»! of tltI " a * a »*■"■ <>t Spain, was the
br *v*t;*d * :5vn '" Prince Alfonso recently was
■hajn^ »h *"*«aJH and was anxious to go to
i! .^' lth ' r "Pain la "'"''lng large detachments.
"••'he n J JsObUlza^ lon r.f l:! " brigade MM in prog-
U * Prin^, nC t hUrrl "l to Paris to visit his mother,
•to* '•> *sv f-ul«'ie.f -ul«'ie. end trr > m there went to Cc
" *»» b*t r ,,r"* U ' y " Prln< '*** Beatrice, to whom
. ' Ititufj off'
„*■*!*•«. both x * **'"'*■ " r * were marriage r#r "
8te °»fcnr» \Z, !1 and reu ioiji>, the latter being In
-. A ' th M«h !/ J1 '" th Catholic and Protestant rites.
- th * rrinr* „f ! * <s"'5 "'" r '* of degradation which etrips
; '•«l^i>f in .r. r h!s tWe and Spanish honors and deco
,«*su>jst. |t J**^ UlK>n his marriage without royal
' t*ri.,!,' i ' I1 ''* rr * t ' >o<l t ' lßt th * k!n « ©PP*aH the
****"** taiih Cllt '* ' declined to change he-
Judge Advocate, who will conduct the inquiry
A Veto Important Measures Forced
Through— The Lottery.
Havana. July IS.— Cuba's first Congress under the
restored republic has adjourned after an almost
continuous session of five months, -which was
chiefly remarkable for Its poverty of achievement.
From the begtentag Congress showed a marked
preference for oratory and Interminable debates on
unimportant matters instead of constructive work,
and it was only «t th- end of the session that the
few important bills which managed to get through
both houses were ready to receive the presidential
It is remarkable that the first taw to be passed
by Congress should have been declared uncon
stitutional when submitted to the Supreme Court.
This was a purely political measure to tak* the
appointive power away from th« alcaJdes of
municipalities and vest It In the councils, the latter
being overwhelmingly Liberal, while many of the
alcaldes, including that of Havana, are Ctonserva
Among the most important bills which received
President Gomez's signature were those creating
the national lottery and legalising th* national
sport of cockflghting. Tb» latter was the principal
slogan of the Liberals In the Presidential campaign,
and it was assumed that the bill, backed by a
strong popular demand, wrvjid po through with a
rush on the open of Congress, but it was the
subject of endless debater on trivial points, and
was bandied around from committee to committee
until the closing day* of th* session. As passe.!,
the law permits licenses to be issued to hoi cock
fights In regular pita. but forbids the •■ bats to
take place in the larger towns and cities.
The lottery bill went through only at the last
moment, the long: delay being due to the usual
wrangling and also th« settlement of the question
Of who should receive the much coveted post of
director. The most conspicuous candidate was
Morua I •< i i*ra'Jo. the tieero ex-President of th«
Senate. He was appointed by President <;omcz,
but resigned on discovering that peftcr Villesas,
Secretary of the Treasury, of whose department
the lottery Is to be ■ bureau, had distributed.
among his friends some of the best posts con
nected with the omcej It Is expected that the first
drawing Will take place early In September. The
drawiii^s will be held publicly, as In Spanish
tim«s. at the Tires in building. The old Bpanl«h
apparatus also will be used, with the alteration that
Inetead of the glohen containing the numbered
balls being revolved by hand they will be turned
by a small electric motor. which is supposed to
furnish an additional guaranty of th« absolute
fairness of the operation. As formerly, the num
bered balls, as they fall from the globes, will be
handled by small bo\s fniin the Orphan Asylum.
The government expects to *el! about $8,000,00)
worth of tickets annually, from' which to tain a
ret profit of COOVW. Brokers here report that th«v
have already received l3r«» order* f<->r ticket.* from I
the I'nited Bt.-!»«. which they will attetnpt to fill in
defiance of the efforts of the Unh gutes postal
authorities to prevent the Introduction •■'. tickets
into the country.
Another Important bill which became a law in the ■
last moments of th session was thai permitting the
installation of long distance telephones throughout
the Jfland.
On the night <-,f June P>. at the close of the fiscal
ye«r. before which, the. constitution says, the
budget must be approved, the Senate and House
suddenly adjourned. leaving everything In the
air. President Goni<-z *ui<l bis wife were Bitting j
on the balcony of the Palace, overlooking the Be 1 '
ate chamber, and as the Senators rame pouring
out at midnight tie President hastened Into his
office and dictated a decree putting in fore- the
budget of the expired year. The art !s said to
have been of doubtful constitutionality, but ap- i
parently it was the only thing to be .lone, and th«» !
President won the. approval of poll lid of b'lth
factions for the promptitude with which be con
fronted the emergency.
The mistake was rectified whan both booses re- !
convened and passed the new budget practically
as It came from the President^ authorizing him to
effect reductions. General Gomes again acted with
energy when he immediately appointed a com
mittee to review the budget, with power to effect
economies wherever practicable. This committee I
succeeded In lopping off more than Jl.fn'/O.foo by j
abolishing many superfluous bureaus, established ;
In most of the departments of the government j
without full warrant of law, end by « penernJ re- '
duction of salaries. It Is notable that this wan
done without any large number of dismissals,
which could only nave been effected at the cost of
great discontent.
The budget, «• »mend-.i. calls for an expendi- [
ture of about fgL,tnjm. The government revenues |
from all sources for rbe"month of June amounted :
to C524.0r0, an Increase of about SIOO.OdO over the
receipts of the corresponding month of last year,
and if this ratio i- maintained and the receipts
from th- lottery come up to expectations there j
BbooM be no fear of ■ deficit si the end of the j
President Qomea'e action in rescinding the con- i
tract for «rm« purchased In Germany for the use :
of the arm] and Rural Guards, on the eve of Ills
departure for Ms summer home at Cayo Cristo,
caused great surprise. The contract had been given
to one Jos* Lopez Rodriguez, a rich, eccentric print
er in OMspo street, to whom the administration was
said to be under deep obligations for funds ad
vanced fo.- the support of the revolution of August,
1305. Rodriguez, or "Pote." aa be is familiarly
known, went to Germany, made contracts for what
he regarded as suitable arms, and recently returned
here with samples.
The official reason given for the rescinding of
the contract is that these arms were tried at Camp
Columbia and found to be unsatisfactory. It Is
more probable, however, that the determination of
Pino Guejxa to hei«ct the woapotis for the forces ;
under his command, and the protests of American i
arms manufacturers against their exclusion from 1
, competition, had more to do with the President's i
action. It is considered by military officers to be
desirable that the Cuban troops should he equipped
with the rifle of the, United States army, which is
said to b* the finest small arm In the world, and j
It is now reported that the Cohan government will j
endeavor to indue* Washington to sell a sufficient I
number of the latest mod<l Sprlngflelds, if these j
cannot be furnished by private manufacturers.
It has beea gravely asserted, though little cre
dence has been given to the rumor, that the real
reason why the Cuban government tried to get arms
in Germany was that In case of war between Cuba
and the United States the former would run no
danger of an Interruption of her supplies of ammu
Kiel, July 18.-The Emperor left early this morn
ing for his northern trip en the Hohenzollern.
Who were Instrumental In having the new inquiry Into his death ordered.
ir>oto(tTaphe<l at Annapolln y-«t-r<3«T »
The Trip from Nairobi to Kijabc—
Start of the Safari.
Naivasl 1. Pritlsh ESaai Africa. June <». -Theodore
Roosevelt. h's son Kermlt. Major hlearns. Pro
fessors Loring and Heller and Messrs. Omlnghame
and Leslie H. Tarlton left Nairobi in June 3 by
special train for K!>.l^. The part] was accom
panied by two newspaper correspondents. A few
officials and residents gathered st the station, and
ss the train steamed out three cheers ware given
for Colonel Roosevelt
On arrival at Klk ijro. after a eliml of LW feet.
Colonel Roosevelt and two members of the party
got on the cowcatcher and rode to I.irnoru. at »n
altitude of 7.3<fl fe«t. Th« count? !* thickly tim
bered. On all sides were Kik-.iyu piintatlom and
Villages, and here «ni there were tr- be seen set
t!en»' farms. Cojore! Roosevelt wt elighted with
the scenery. A hyena ran across the track and
wa« rearly run over.
The two professors sn<l Kermlt sa» on the roof
of their carriage, snd thus obtained almost »• *ood
a view- os those on the cowcatcher. The huge Rift
Valley is a marvellous piere nf *cener> . It extends
from the Red Sea 10 fjerman r>v Africa, »nd is
Studded ■ ■•: lekes and extinct volcanoes.
At Escarpment colonel Roosevelt c«ve up his
seat on the cowcatcher to Kermlt • ■rpmeni Is
3M miles from the coast, at T,r«' feet above the. tea.
Kljabe. which 1 ha« in sltltuie of S,T»*feet, was
reached at 6:10 p. m. On the platform ail the por
ters of the expedition were HiiM up and h.eere.l
Colonel Roosevelt 11 he ptepped frmm the train.
Behtnl them the R.v. Cta*rle» I ,HtJr}h<ijrt and mem
bers of the American mt.«!>ic.n «t KlJ«be «e »> wait-
Ing to receive him. The R-v. Mr. Hurlhurt Intro
ri.. Ed varl s m!«sl^n«ri»». and a**-*! «"olon»-l
Roosevelt to din* »t th* mission that night but he
wss unable to accept the invlU'ic-n o^lng «o DTegß
ure of work in th* camp. He did, h^*ever. accept
nn Invitation to lunch'on nut dnv
Within » mile of the station was the huge camp
of the expedition, «nd over «he colonel"* tent waved
the American flag. The horses snd haggsig* were
soon r*mov*d to the camp from the train, and
after dinner every one went to be.J.
The members Of the parly were eirlv astir the
next da! , June 4 »n.l Major X!+nrr.* and rmlaasiiiß
Inuring and Heller went nut directly after break
fast, shooting blrris and monkeys. Kej-mit soon
followed them, and at 10 a. m. Colonel Roosevelt
a<-romi*ni«i the Rev. Mr. Hurlbart to the mission.
He carried a i Be in the hope of killing somn
colobus monkeys.
At i p. m. Colonel Roosevelt Bad the two corr*
rpondenta bad luncheon la the open atr under ■*
canopy at the mission. There were some forty
missionaries and settlers to meet Colonel Roose
velt. After luncheon the Rev. Mr. HurlburT rose
nii.l welcomed Colonel levelt on behalf of the
missionaries and settlers. He spoke feelingly of
Colonel Roosevelt*! Interest «td kindness to mlsi
oicnarlea whan ho was President The native ch<jlr
of the mission sang several gleex and hymns.
Colonel Roosevelt seamed much Impressed with the
work of the, mission. About 3 p. '" 1- and Kermtt
returned on foot to the. camp, « hi- 11 was about
thifee miles below the mission.
Meanwhile Kermlt Roosevelt had phot a fine colo
bus monkey and the two professors bugged agreen
faced monkey and three > olohus monkeys. Major
Mearns added several specimens of birds to the col
lection for the. Smithsonian Institution.
On their return to camp the party began prepa
ration for the morrow's start. A settler named
t'lyatt hail been engaged with his four ox wagons
to carry 125 gallon* of water for th« expedition's
use across the two and a half days' waterless
march to the Guam llylro River. He wa.s filling
large tins with water and loading; them on the
wagons. The party sti retired early. The wijnns
with water started off at 8:30 a. m. on June 6 and
th* tents were then struck and the loads made. up.
After luncheon Hie party started off on Its six
weeks' safari. Colonel Roosevelt and Kermit. with
Major Mearns. led the way on their ponies, and
the porters. In a long line., headed by a gtinhe.a,rer
rarrjlnK the American flag, followed them, the train
being a quarter of a mile lon*. Messrs. Cunlnghame.
and T.Triton brought tip the roar on their ponies.
Professors boring and Heller had gone on ahead
to Ret bird BBecJaBMS.
The safari will march day and night, with hardly
a stop for two and a half day*, until the Guaeo
Hyjro River Is reached. An there In ft fine moon,
they will have, no difficulty In marching at night.
When halting the men will sleep on the ground,
and no tents will be put up.
They will return to Navaera about .Inly 26 and
then go to Nairobi for the race riveting and the
public dinner.
Tn the Guapo Hviro country there have been fifty
odd lions killed by settlers In the last two months.
It is a healthy country, with an invigorating cli
Takes Gold Bowl in Chief Competition— Next
Meeting at Frankfort.
Hamburg:. July 18.— The sixteenth German Fed
eral Tournament. In which a large number
of American marksmen took part, closed this after
noon with the distribution of Drlzes. Qua Zimmrr
man. of New York, who was third In the chief com
petition, won the. gold bowl presented by the \.n
beck Senate. Herr Rs.be. of Oonabnlck. and Herr
Banke.l, of Nuremberg, were first and second, re
spectively. Zimmerman also gained an 'award In
In the Munich prize competition, and may get •>
prize In another contest, for which the returns are
not yet complete.
The prize presented by the American National
Schuetzen Bund, a silk American flag, with stars
composed of gold dollars, went to Herr Hagen, of
Obergllnde. Dr. Burghardt, Mayor of Hamburg,
made sn address, in which he announced that the.
next tournament would be held at Frankfort in 1912.
Woman Says Sacred Relic Restored
Her Sight — Cripples Crowd Church.
r.llnn" since she was twelve jreara old, Mr« Mary
Brrwn. of Willis avenue] In The Pronx. announce*!
yesterday that her eyesight had b«*en partly re
stored as th«» re««>jlf of gazing upon th« relic of . '.
Ann nt the annual novna a* the CTmrcli of St.
Jenn Baptlste, at Vo isj Fiist T^th street. Th 1 *
woman, who visited the churrh In the car* of a
friend, was able to make her w.iy home alone.
After fixing her s!ch'|e<«s eye;« on th^ relic of St.
Ann for several minutes the woman suddenly crie,i
out: "T se««! i ace!"
A man who went to the chur*-h in an auto
moNle nnd hobble.! *•• on crutches to look at the
relic n!«o "•lnoiin.-ed thai be had he^n greatly
benefited, and wo* nh'- to ilk out of the charch
without the ndl of his crutches. }{•■ carried th-*
crutches away w!!h htm. however. Instead of de
p<-"*lt!nir them «!th th° pile In the hmement.
rrtp: ■' • n'ifl sirk ponpio cr<->wiieri the little churcn
a'} tiny yejiterday to u a7* on the ble^s^i relic of
Pt. Ann and In* •• ■ a cur*>. Tdoaghr many pro
fee••.« '■■■.■ hrlp<-,1. n-> other startling
cures were. r^p .-.. to the j-ricsts. f>o crowded was
the chin at all ?h« services that pl'-kpocketw
found a chanw to ren;* ■ harvest One old Irish
wornnn whoso purse wns stolen was overheard
e»rnei«T!v invoKlnjt one .' the priests to "ask the
good ?t. Ann to restore her stolen property."
The annual event of St. Ann Js coj^brat^d from
July 17 to ? r ;, ani • r-r'. hava been many Instances
In past jreara of sf-nsntlorTi rur** alleced to have
be»n worked by g'.T.lng upon the • -He. The r^rish-
Ton-r« nf th« fhiirrh HT" la-Rely mr people, but the
Borena "f St. Ann siwaya rrir.g>« tTiiiiiaaixis of nnt
■ .<«-« nnd there wer» many well-to-do persons In i
the crowd which thmng«vl th<> church at the various
service^ yratertJaj'.
The rel!-' is nn e\hiblt!on in the bmemer>t, and
this was the great oble<-ti-.e paint of most who vis
ited ..... Mr.?<t of lh"«e . king to be cured
were old pet -■> or children The old person*
aaetned to derive more benefit, probably, as one
brother expressed It, "through greater faith."
The llttie church la gayly docorafeH, and thou
sands if randlet are burning before, the shrinks.
. . teM< tiio rnurch the i«. Hltik: of prayr book.i nnd
rosaries went nn »' n lively wit'^ all day. Father
I^telll-r. the priest In cliirge of the ctmrcli. said
that be had never known .\ novrr.a of St. Ann to
open more auspiciously. The novena Will continue
throughout the week and close next Sunday.
Berlin. July 18.— Great crowds bad* farewell to
Prince yon ||o« on his irtttre to-day for
Klein Piottbek. Chancellor ISethraann-Hollwag and
man] of the ministers and diplomats were at the
station. An officer representing the Emperor pre
sented a bouquet to the princess.
Melllla, July IS.— Th* Moors made an attack on
the camp of General Marina to-day, but were re
pulsed by the artillery. Reinforcements are being
sent to General Marina as WspMly as possible.
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Counsel for Mrs. Sutton
Was a Belle of New York in Ante-
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[By T>l»rr»ph to Th- Tribune. |
Boston. July 18.— Miss Margaret miBUIII. a former
New York belle, sister of George W. Fo'som. of
New York, and daughter of George FoTsom. diplo
mat, author and historian, is dying in the McLean
Hospital, at Wave r Mass.. where =he has been
under care for forty years. Her only heir Is her
brother, who has had charge of her estate sine*
her commitment. In the last forty years it has
grown from Civi.niv) to ji.sno.nnrt.
Miss Folsom has had every reasonable wish
gratified and every possible car* bestowed upon
her nt the McLean Hospital since going there, but
her death now is looke.l for at any time.
Miss Folsom. who !«> sixty-five years nM. was
adjudged Insane In iMt, and all her life since then
she has been, confined in th» McLean Hospital.
The family was a prominent one In »he social ac
tivities of New York City during the .V»> and «Vs
Her fath«r. be.oMe* schfeving a cnaldeniWe reputa
tic as an antiquarian and a student of ethnology.
was an active ftirmr- hi politics beforo the Civil
War. IT* served as a state Senator from 1944 to
I*4^. and "i 1856 went to The Hague , wh«r«> h<» rep
resented this country as charg* d'affaires at th*
court of The Netherlands from 1854 to 18S4. Mai
Folsom's mother was a BfJss Wlnthrnp. She died
in the later BTa
Miss Folsom's malady was declarer! Incurable by
alienists, but while i;f>r parents lived sh» continued
to live with them. When her father died, '- 1 *<>!>.
h»r case r.fcarrte so hopeleea thai h«r family found
it neceaemry to send her to an asylum. tvher«» she
rmuid receive every possible attention an'l comfort.
On her commitment her sister. Miss Helen Folsom.
and her brother, George Wtnthrop Foisom, were
rarned ;is a committee of her person an/1 estate.
When M'=« Helm Folsom went to live In Kngland.
in I ! T'. she resigned h*r guardianship. s!n-» which
time Mr. Folsom has been acting alon<\ although
Charles May. a lawyer, of No. 33 Nassau street
was afterward appointed by thfl rourt a sp«""'a.l
guardian to protect Miss Fotaom i lega,! Interests.
Miss Folsom l« the possessor of a large estnte.
most rf which Is made up of valuable, tenement
hoiis*. property on th- lower East Bide. From her
mother she Inherited a considerable portion of the
Winthrop fortune. A<-cord)nc to a report to Justice
Krianirer In the Supreme Court last week by Rollln
M. Morgan, the referee appointed to pass upon the
accotirtt?* of Sir Foisom as rommltte<» of the In
competent, the value of Miss Folsom's estate on
her commitment to the asylum In «9 was cs:>. iV A
By Judicious management on th- part of Mr. Fa*
com the e?tat" has rn-^r- than qnadrnpled In va!ti»
In the forty years of her Incarceration. Tt is now
estimated to be worth 5L5&419.
Mr. Folsom, who has » town hoii«» at v->. 14
West 54th street, and a country place. PunnyridK*.
at J>»nox. Mass . Is well known In so,-!. I He has
slt daughters. Mr*. C Sidney Ilaight, whose, hus
hand Is a captain In the army: Mrs. Churchill
Fatterlee, Mrs. Clark >'r VoorharS, Mrs. Edward
Henry PeJafleld and »he Misses Bthetred F. and
C^onstanre Foisom. They are active In the gaxetlea
of the summer colony at I.enox.
Mr. Folsom Is the only heir-at-law of Ms sister,
hose mile is far In excess of the amount neces
sary to give, her all the comforts that ran be pro
vided in the hospital, where she has ad a special
suite of rooms, with two nurses hi constant attend
ance. Th.-> greater part of her fortune is invested
In real estate In the district bounded by Orchard.
Houston. Rivington and Attorney streets. There
Is also real estate on West Kml avenue at 9»>th
street and a considerable amount in stocks and
bonds and mortgages. For the management of the
estate in 1908 Mr. Folsom was awarded ga\W com
pensation by the court.
Mexico City, July IS.— Fred Rhodes, a young
Engl'^lunan living here, a cousin of the late Cecil
Rhodes, received a message yesterday from Lon
don telling him that he had Inherited gM^MB He
started for London last night.
Nezc Ruler Now in Control— -A
. ing Parting from Parents.
Teheran. July 11— The new Shah, the former. ■
Crown Prince. Sultan Ahmed, Mlrza. . accompanied
by his tutor and a British and Russian escort.
drove this morning from th© Russian summer lega
tion to the Sultanahabad palace. As the Sn*h
entered the palace the escort left him at the gut*
and returned to the legation, thus signifying that
his majesty Is no longer under Anglo-Russian pro- "
tertian. -. ; .
A brief ceremony was held at the palace, at which
the Regent and the other members of th* NaHoaa!
Council formally paid homage to the new sover
eign. The. Shah appeared nervous but dignified.
It Is believed that he will be sent abroad to study
under th« supervision of a new tutor. Excellent
order prevails here.
The new Cabinet Is constituted as follows: 9tpaß
dar. Minister of War; Sardarasad. Minister of the
Interior: Hussein Gouli. Minister of Foreign Af
fairs; Muchlr-ed-Dowleh, Minister of Justice, and
A*ad-«l-MulK. Minister of Education.
Serious disorders are reported from Kermanshah.
the. governor of which has been unable to keep or
der among the rival factions.
London. July 13.— The Teheran correspondent of
"The Times" describes the affecting scene at Cha
parting of the new Shah from his parents. Both
his mother and father broke down at the thought
of parting with thetr favorite son, and offered their
second son in his place. The boy wept bitterly. IB)
sympathy with his parents and at first declined to
leave his mother. Finally, their majesties, being;
Informed that it was the people's will and that
there was no alternative, wens persuaded to agree
to the departure of the youthful Shah.
When the formalities were concluded, the boy
still continued to weep and it required a stern
admonition to the effect that crying was not al
lowed in the Russian legation, before ha dried Mb
eyes. Then the little man came out bravely and
proceeded to the palace, where his mother Is free
to visit him. - r\:
The deposed Shah accepts his -trans;* position
with Oriental philosophy, and shows no lack of
personal dignity. He expresses a desire to live In
the Crimea.
There is» some obscurity, says "The Tim»s'e"
correspondent, about the reasons which induced
Mohammed All to abandon the struggle, but the)
final result Is highly honorab?* to both sides.
Much credit is due to the Russian and British
representatives for their firmness In resisting pres
sure to call in the Russian troop*.
The city was not seriously damaged by the rifJa
and shell fire.
Enormous Crowds Flock to Visit
Vessels in the Thames.
London. July I«.— Tendon's naval pag»anr. In
which 150 warships ax- taking part, was favorsd
to-flay by taa weather. It was pronounced a great
success. Ir ha? been asserted thai •'-» reason such
a large fle^t never before was gathered -i tne
Thames rra.o the fear of the po-^lbllity of its belns
bottled tn by an enemy. No such idea now seems
to eat«-r the hei>d of the average I^ondoner. hun
dreds of thousands turning out to-day to see the»
warships. The Inrush of visitors to the South End
Bras an gr?at thqt It cause<l a temporary famine.
Throughout the clay the greatest rush was to set*
the original I>-p,.lrn. bur Interest also centred
In the hilf dozen surmarirv-3 moored by the Em
Speech by M. Douraergne at — President
Returns to Paris.
Havre. July Ti— The second day -* President
FaUltroa'a visit to this city was marked 1 by a
great demonstration by the public school children.
six thousand of whom marched in profession. At
the »terris»3 held later In or-.- of aha theatres M.
Poumeriru-. Minister of PnbH<~ Instruction, made
an address, in which he extolled non-r»!lginu."» ed
ucation. He said that of all {h# great achieve
ments of the Third Republic this was tb#» least
welcomed by Obi adversaries si the present gov
ernment. He characterized its opponents as th«
enemies of th- r»r>i- who recently had re
opened a bitter campaign as defeat » wis»» and.
needed reform by appealing to the timid and fj
President F)alß*res save a luncheon to> th» Brit
ish and French officers, and left here for Paris
tbls evening.
A Murder Followed by Suicide in Camp in
Novgorod Province.
St. Petersburg. July IS.— The system of flogging;
which is still used as a means of punishment tn tas>
disciplinary battalions of the Russian array, led to
a tragedy to-day at Mledyied. Novgorod Province*
where th* largest battalions are located. A soldier
was condemned to fifty lashes for stealing. After
the few first blows, with tie blood streaming from
his shoulders, the man begged to. be. released. This
was refused. He wrenched himself free, drew a.
knife, leaped on the supervising officer. Captain
Kavalerosky. and stabbed him to death. | Then he
slashed two soldiers who attempted to seise him
and buried the. knife In his own breast.

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