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THE SUN, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1918.
fsslppt trains wer msds up at Natch end rushed to Hariiston t bear th wounded to a hospital. Man boarded th train at every station and vry on waa erased Fully fifty mart from towns aaaitiy by were In llarrlston by 7 o'clock this morning, snd the scene around the utetlon. bristling with shotguns and rs volvera, reaembled a border town In tha early da)-. Townspeople awellad their numbers and the demand for a lynching was In sistent. For several hours the house where th negro had taken shelter had been surrounded. The sun rose and tha besiegers set about their work with grim determination. From behind th cover of the station men rushed to a large rock pile on one side of the railroad track. n.ooo me at Ha. Using this pilot aa a rampart fully a hundred men began pouring roller after volley into the front of the hou. Another croud crept around to stor to one M of the house snd began pouring broadsides Into It. Th crack of rifles and the pop of pistols lasted sn hour snd a hslf. Fully 3.100 shots were flred on th building. The front and aide of the house were riddled. At Intervals the beseigers could hear the crash of mltrors and furuMm- within, but still no negroes stirred. Volley after volley went unan swered, hut thl only served to strengthen the belief of the besiegers thst the Jones bl VlBgra nd whateverother negroes were in t lie building were saving their ammu nition to resist any rush the mob might make. Finally Thad (IruySon. sn ante-bellum tiHir.i, under promise of 110 boldly en tered the house to Induce the negroes to Surrender. A fee mlnuteaafterward he SPPsgrsd st (he door and slgnslled thst his mission had been successful. Will Jtnea. .lohnson Prophet and Bob I'sttvrson came out and threw up their hands Their supply of ammunition had been exhausted. Patterson and Jones had taken refuge under beds and one of the shots had en tered Patterson's shoulder. Belng his companions throwing them selv.s at the mercy of the posse. Walter Jones crept from his position under the cotton oil mill and heat a hasty flight up the tstlroad trsck. A hsll of buffet wat poured upon his retreating figure One gi.i7.ed his head. Inflicting a alight flesh wound. Me dropped and the posse was upon him. soldiers Saw l.ysrhlna. The special bearing militiamen from Hstchex arrived at this time. The sol diers were politely but flrmly told to stand aside and they drew up in mili tary order while the lynching waa done. Will Jones waa dragged to the railroad platform and placed on a baggsge truck. One of the party climbed a telephone pole, another carefully tied the noose. The rope was pulled taut and the truck pushed away. Walter Jonas was hoisted up to a crossbsam of the coal chute within a atons's throw of . ths depot. He met death without emotion like his brother. The pleas of loading cltlsena saved the necks of the two other prisoners, who left Immediately for Natch with the Na tional Guardsmen. Miss Ona Hammett, a slater of the young Sheriff, had come with the first forces from Fsyette st dawn. She pressed Into the half llgh'. toward' where her brother's body lay and pleaded with' members of the mob to recover It. They reslised the folly' of attempting II while-the negroes were barricaded In tha house and refused her. Then the young woman etsrted boldly forward to drag the body back herself. Miss Hammett had to he held to prevent her from getting in range of the negroes' strong hold. BOVi Brevier Kinds qolet. Gov 111 ew er reached hi re to-night to And everything quiet Wilt Jones was 21 years old and Welter IT Both were releaaed from jail on shooting charges onl last week. A TWO-SIDED INVESTMENT The Owner who engage in a building enterprise makes two Investments. Ho invests not only in the building itself, but also in the Contractor he employs. How true this is is apparent from the foot that the success of building largely depends upon the Contractor's ability to finish within contract cost and contract time. . Wo arc famous for doing both. THOMPSON-STARRETT COMPANY Building Cooitructio FEINBERG TELLS WHY HE PICKED RICH JURY St) l He Wishes to Provide Prec edent in Schmidt In quest Case. WANTS PONITIVK IDENTITY Attorney for Priest Declares He Knows No Reason for Proceedings. MORS B0HI DISCOVERIES Mouse, of Ike Tins of Balla aatl tbo Uraorbl I arovered. Hunial fab'.r lirtntrh iu Tut Si v. Rome. Sept. 21. Commendatoiv Bonl. lb" aii'lnplogist. has made Important dis coveries In the Domus Flavla on the Pala tine hill. They Include several bouses of the time of Sulla and the Gracchi, while underneath the house of Llvia he found a subterranean apartment filled With rem nants of all kinds In all ceaturles.' In -lud-ing many utensils left behind by the bar barians who burned Home. Deeper excavations repealed huts with the hearths Intact which r believed to have been Inhabited by shepherds before Itomulus founded the city HOTEL BUILDER SKIPS NEW YORK Buildings Uet Old r'asalaaeg To Soon Hero, Sara Berlla Raikrr. I.udwig Kramer, a Berlin banker, said at the Hotel Astor yesterday that he was hers to see about establishing s chain of notels In the princlpsl cities of this coun try. He represented foreign investor!, he said, who Intend to have a system of ho tels In which a guest at one of the hotels insy have his likes snd dislikes known and attended to In another of ths com pany's hotels when he travels "It win be like stepping across the -treet," said Mr. Kramer. "Aa for New York, t have given up the Idea of having on of the hotels hsre. This city Is ovei -crowded with hotels. "Another reason for not building a hotel hers I that New York grow too fast. "There ars too many Improvements. Al ways there I a new electrical device of some kind. In five yean a new hotel be come antique." Coroner Israel A. Felnberg has served summonses on thirty-eight of the beat known business men In New Tork city, requiring them to be present at the Coroner's court nest Friday as a panel from which to select a Jury for the in quest Into the death of Anna Aumuller. ths rectory maid whom Hans HchmidNJias confessed he murdered. The Coroner's roaaon for calling so exceptional a Jury, ha aald last night, Is to provide a precedent In case any ques tion of the corpus delicti the Identity of the body should come up. Coroner Feln berg believes thst future Juries would be guided by the derision of this Jury. This Is the Jury list: Theodore P Shonts. whom Coroner Felnberg hss asked to be foremen : Robert I.. Gerry. Charles P. IMckey, Harry Payne Whitney. Henry Siegel. Latham Ralston Heed. William J. Hiker. George w. Falrchild, J. P. Morgan. Howard Perry Weir, Mortimer Regens burg. Vincent Astor, (Jeorge ( ionld. August Belmont. Cornelius Vsnderbllt. John U. Rockefeller. Jr.. B. J. Oreenhut. William Durland. Eugene Hale, Jr., E. Hicks Her rlck, Oeorg F Herrfman. E. E. Loomla, William Rhlnelander Htewart. James M. Pratt. Edwin B. Msrston. Thomas J. Bnrnett. Samuel Sloan. Auguat V. Heel). George F. Baker. Eugene II. Paul. Andrew Freedman. Lwls Casa Ledyard, Charles O. Barney, John I. Waterbury. James Regsn, George C. Holdt. Marcus Ixew snd Jacob B. Prager. Both Assistant District Attorney James A. Delrhsntv. who represents the State, tuid Alphonse O. Koelble. Schmidt's attor ney, asld yesterday that the proceedings 'before this Jury would be very brief. Ten minutes was Mr. Koelble's estimate, .while Mr. Delehanty thought that It would not take more than half an hour. "1 see no reason for s Jury of this sort." said Mr. Koelble. "The Inquest could be oyer In ten minutes, snd 1 think twenty will be enough. It may lie that 1 shall not ask any qusstions at all. "I shall offer no technical defence, but It Is my duty as a lawyer to compel the State to prove that the body Is thst of Anns Aumuller. If thst cannot be eatab llshed without the head no Jury could convict." he said. The prosecution Is strict In respect to the Identity of the body. Assistant Dis trict AtSsrney Delehanty held. "The girl who worked with Anna Aumuller at St. Boniface's rectory will Identify the body and even without that Schmidt's confes sion would be enough. The proceedings before the Coroner will consist of only the formal proof that. the crime waa committed In this county, thst the body Is that of Anna Aumuller and that there Is reason to believe Hans Schmidt committed the crime. It ought not to tske more than half an hour to establish this." There will probably be two more ses sions by the alienists who are examining Schmidt for the District. Attorney's office before s report Is hsnded In. snd Mr. Koelble will not be present at them. "I du not think it necessary," he said yester dsy. "1 want tu leave the State with the fullest freedom for examining Schmidt." Mr. Koelble said he Is convinced that hi client Is Insane---dementia pravox paranoia, he ssld, and that will be the de fence In case Schmidt cornea to trial. Kinest A Muret. the dentist friend of Schmidt, who was arrested with Schmidt and is Indicted for having a counterfeit money plsnt. said yesterday that he was perfectly willing to testify on either side of the Schmidt case. Muret said thst he had not been ap proached rev the District Attornsy's office or promised leniency In the counterfeit ing chsrge If he would help the State. SERMON ON HANS SCHMIDT. CRIMEAN VETERAN DIES AT SEA. Was aa War talk to Adopted I sad - to Finish HI Oars. William Scott, a veteren of th Crimean wax, who ha bean many years a cltisen of the United States, recently went to hi natlvs heath In Scotland and found thing had changed In th days ha had bean away. He soon decided that he wanted to come back to hi adopted land 'and took second cabin passaga In the Anchor Unst Calsdonla. whleh -arrived yesterday. The ship' surgeon noted that the veteran, who was 71. smsd a bit fseble and advised him to wait for the next ship. Scott said If he waa going to die he wanted to die in America, and was takes aboard. He died of heart disease on Thursday. Hie coffin was draped with ths American nag and the Union Jeek of BrigUmd before It was slid from th - - I -n Aha m-m aftesOiak Into ths ssa. The fun i funeral srvloes ware conducted bv th Rev. Henry H. Bsrbour of th Epis copal Church of ths Beloved Disciple, or this elty. and all the cabin psssinger at. Ths snip Dugier played th "Last Feat," aa th coffln vanished in th plaold Tbo Rev. Father Fro at Deales t hareh le Responsible for Slayer, The Rev. Esther John T. Prout of St. John's Catholic Church took up In his ser mon yesterday the case of Hans Schmidt, ths priest who Is now held In the Tombs on a chsrge of murder. He resented the Idea thst the Church is to be held re sponsible for such a man and pointed out the impossibility of any organisation protecting itself against such a man so long as the metier of choice remains with ths Individual. "The one greet fact brought out by the case of Hans Schmidt." said Fathar I'rout. "is the absolute freedom of the human mind, In spits of sit Its discipline, training and safeguards. It Is In this ab solute freedom that th ever lurking mis chief and harm Ilea. "There I nothing in III teaching of the Catholic Church, with Its doctrine of charity and th doing unto other a you would be don by. that would tach him to become a murderer or a counterfeiter, no more than there wee in the early ad monitions of his mother, who In the un selfishness of her heart was willing to give him to th service of God. Th hu man will In these cases Is like dynamite, good or bad, according to ths purpose of the ussr. "Such a person Is like the wolf In sheep's clothing. He may seemingly snd by deception, belong to the fold of th Cathollo Church, but In reality he Is Its moat dangerous enemy, who ought to be outside of It" Detective Ktlte Negro Robber. Omaha, Sept.' II. taWlg Wesley, a negro rvbbei. waa shot and killed here to-day hy Detective Arthur Cunningham In a light. In which the negro sbot and seriously woundsd Cunningham and Dei teottvs Ferrl. Cunningham may dls. Wesley was trying to hold up the Maurer Qate whan the fight occurred. BOY STEALS $1,400 TO BE OXFORD STUDENT Robs Cleveland Store and Starts Out to Emulate "Tom Brown:" I CAUGHT ON A TRAIN HERE Wilbur Foerste Planned to Sail on the Mauritania for England. Wilbur Foervte, sevnteen-yesr-old high school boy. rebbed the Cleveland de partment (tore, for which he worked aa an errand boy, of 11,40 last Saturday and was arrested here with the money In his pocket on a New Tork Central train yes terday afternoon. He told a Hun reporter and the detec tives who caught him that It had been his ambition to enter Oxford University, and that when he suddenly found 11.400 In ash In his hands he couldn't resist temptation. He had planned to eall on the Meuretanla at 1 A. M. Wednesday. He had determined, he said, to go straight to Oxford and to enter a preparatory school which could fit him for a univer sity course. Young Foerste waa 'neatly dressed In a black suit, black and white checked cap and polished patent leather shoes. He Is s slender lad, underatxed If anything, with a pal complexion and a small, narrow head. His best feature are his eyes, which sre blue and frank. Aa he told his story they filled With tears, but h kept a grip on himself and didn't appear to be dis mayed over his situation. On Saturday morning an assistant cashier of William Taylor's department store et 0O Euclid avenue, Cleveland, called young Foprate and handed him a package of currency containing 11,400 In hill of various denominations, from fl to II. Took Trala for New York. The boy wss told to take It to the of flee of the chief cashier. Instead of doing so, he cammed the money In his pt.cket, slipped from the store snd after making a few purchases boarded a train for New York which left Cleveland at 7:41 o'clock on Saturday night. The stors poplo quickly discovered their loss and notified the Clevelsnd police department. Chief R. ft. Rowe, figuring that young Foerste would make for New Tork, telegraphed to the detective bureau here a description of the fugitive, with a suggestion that he was probably on th 3 3ft train. The black and whit checked cap fig ured In the description and It waa because of the cap that Foerste waa caught so easily. The message from the Cleveland police did not reach Lieut. Brown et the detective bureau until 3 15 P. M. yester day. Brown telephoned to the Eaat Thirty-fifth street station and Detective Anthony (Hunts and Oeorg Andrews were told to get to the Grand Central atatlon aa quickly as possible. When they got there they found thst the trsln wss twenty-six minutes late. Otherwise they would have been a few minute late and young Foerste might easily have lost himself. Ths detectives figured that they would have time enough to go up to the 125th street station and catch the Cleveland train there. The plan worked perfectly. The train slid into the 121th street station five minutes after they got there. They ahowed their badges and strolled through the trsln. Took Boy by Sarprlor. Detective Oiunta spotted In a dav coach a youth wearing a black and white checked tap and who fitted In other wsys the description forwsrded by Chief Rowe. Oiunta lounged Into a seat behind the boy, waited a minute or two and then leaned forward suddenly. "Why, hello, Wilbur I" he aaid. "What brings you to ths big town? Funny I didn't see you when the train left Cleve land." Foerste wss completely taken In. He shook hands with ths detective and at once admitted his identity. "You know me all right," he said, "but I can't place you." "Oh, I've seen you around town a lot." aaid the detective. "They were making quite a fuss sbout you yesterday. On th level, have you got the 11,400 with you?" "You bet I have," said the boy. "Well, then, I'll have to arrest you." saltl Oiunta. I in a detective, my son." Foerste didn't break dowu. He even managed to smile. "You've gut me." lie said. "This Ik pretty bad luck when I wss so near to getting sway. You are right. 1 did take the money. I'll go back willingly and confess." ' Pockets Filled With Money. In a back room of the Eaat Thirty-fifth street station the detectives sesrehed him. He had bills In every pocket and lit In gold besides. The only money he had spent wss for his railroad fare and travel ling expenses. When Oiunta gut the cur rency all together It madea package two Inches thick. "Wilbur." said Tux Sun reporter, "why did you stesl this money?" "Because I wanted to go to Oxford," said the boy. "I've been crexy about go ing to Oxford University snd when I saw all this money In my hands I couldn't re sist taking It." "What made you so esger about Ox ford?"' "Well. I've read so much sbout ths place. I used to read 'Tom Brown at Rugby' and then 'Tom Brown at Oxford.' After thst 1 read all 1 could about the university. 1 would have tried for a Cecil Rhodes scholarship, but I hadn't had training enough to make good on examina tion. "When I eaw 11.400 In ray handa I fig ured that It would be enough money to prepare me for Oxford and to give me about a year In ths university. After that I hoped to stay there by doing some work on th slds." "Ars you telling the honest truth," said the reporter, "or did you think of thl story sine you took th money?" Mover la Troable Before. "IP the truth," said ths boy. "I waa never In trouble before In my life. In Cleveland I have never had a chance to get a university education. I got up to the second year In high school and then I had to quit and go to work. It was up lo me to help support tha family. My father Is a structural Iron worker. W live at 1111 But 161th. Street. I mad 7 a week In th itore and did my part toward the family. y "I thought I could get away easily. I Broadway at 34th Street Commemorative of our nth Anniversary today, we announce these Memorable Opportunities for Men! Saks $25 Silk Lined Fall Overcoats 200 only at $18 $25 overcoat! at $18 are common enough in print -but here's one that's sol 1 It is a tradition that a Saks $25 garment costs $29, the reasoa being it is worth it. Only once a season can a man hope to avail himself of a Saks garment at less than the customary price. But the circumstances are such in this instance that we have decided to make an exception to our policy. fl It is a conservative model, knee length, made of black and of Oxford fabric, and silk lined all through. Be assured, however, that its style far transcends anything which can be conveyed by a cut-and-dried recital of the specifications. It is a handsome looking garment, cut with the contem plative skill of master tailors, and articulate With the unspoken mysteries of style! ' $1.50 Blue Gray Mocha Gloves, $1.15 This is the real blue gray Mocha, which is the only kind to hate. fl They are of a rich, bluish-gray persuasion, with a soft, submissive, velvet finish, and are smart with any color combination you may wear. All sizes and regular and cadet fingers. A handsome value. $2 and $3 Imported Walking Sticks at $1 fl The selection includes German malaccas, with heavy sterling bands and horn ferrules, and sticks of castania, walnut, and boil-dyed cherry woods, with inlaid trimmings of sterling silver. Also, at $1, two piece canes that can be stowed in a grip, and others with a cigar lighter in the handle. Men's $95 Raccoon Pur Coats at $65 these were not such tremendous values we should hate more than 75 to offer. fl These raccoon coats will wear handsomely, with out shedding or falling on lack-lustre days. Made in a double-breasted model, with shawl collar, two side pockets and cuffs. An extraordinary opportunity. $40 Wallaby Fur Coats, $20 35 of these, so if your number is 36 you will be too late! fl High grade wallaby fur, in fact the best that a wallaby can do. Made in a double-breasted, shawl collar model, on roomy lines, and an ideal garment for motor Use. Motor Apparel Dept.. Sixth Floor. 15,200 Fine Scarfs for Men at extraordinary price revisions to-day With the maker's compliments to us and with our best respects to you. 55c Silk Scarfs 28c J '-.000 fine all silk scarfs, in fashionable repps and distinctive satins, and in all the colorings, weaves and patterns in which fifty five cent quality neckwear is shown. A very beautiful selection. 55c Velvet Scarfs 38c i 4,000 fine velvet scarfs, velvet being the latest in novation in neckwear. As sorted in plain and fancy patterns, with solid self color showing where the knot is consummated. A remarkable value. $1.00 Silk Scarfs 58c 0. 4,000 high grade silk repp scarfs, with large open ends, and in an ar ray of stripes and figures, and colorings, which cov ers the whole field of ex clusive choice in smart neckwear at a dollar. $2 and $1.50 Knit Scarfs $1.08 fl 1,200 all silk accordion knit scarfs, and shown in all the good two color combinations, s u c h as black and white, black and red, black and purple, and black and green, with lace cross stripes. Men's Shoes at $2.95 regularly $4 and $4.50 An economy that will put you on your feet! fl Our regular stock shoes, taken from one of our regular orders and expedited to us a few days ago for inclusion in these anniversary sales. Em braces all our best models, in patent leather, gun metal calf, black vici kid, and tan Russia calf, in Blucher, lace and button styles. Made with single or with double soles, these shoes are perfect in work manship, and the highest $4 and $4.50 grades that a man can buy. All sizes and widths. Get busy. Fifth Floor. Men's Underwear Sale offering splendid values $2.00 Union Suits at $ 1. 1 5 $1 .00 & $1.50 Shirts and Drawers at 69c Union Suits at $1.15, made of fine quality ecru rib cotton, in the correct weight for Fall. A garment which sells regularly for two dollars in good shops like ours. All sizes, including yours. A dandy value. Shirts & Drawers at 69c, made either of gray ribbed half wool or of ecru cotton, both in light and heavy weights. Garments that are made and fin ished to perfection, and such as regularly sell for $1 and $1.50 everywhere. Big values. Main Floor. Men's $5 Derbies at $1.95 A headliner from headquarters! E 2,000 lightweight Derbies made by the most famous hatter of the age. So remarkable is the sale of this maker's hats that competitive Derbies are comparatively a secret, and enjoy what may be regarded as a purely, confidential sale. fl They arc light-headed, thanks to the hard-headed firm that makes them. They are flexible, too, which means they are a source of comfort as well as protection. Blocked in half a score new models, affording plenty of variation in crown and brim, though there is none in the quality. Finished with imported leather bands, and crowded fore and aft with snap and style. All black. Main Floor. waa going to aall on the Mauretanta after a look around New York, and than after a day or two In London I waa going straight to Oxford and filler a prepara tory school." "What will you do when you go hack to Cleveland?" "Tall the truth and ask the Judge to let me down as esslly us posslhk-. I'll never steal again." Young Foerste will be arraigned this morning In the Yorkvllla court on a charge of grand larceny. He will be sent to ths Tomb to await the arrival of de tective wKh requisition papers. EMPLOYER MAY HELP HIM. Says He Will Me That Foer.te nets Higher Education. Ot.vi.AND, Sept. 2. Wilbur Foerste. who haa been arretted In N'tw York, Is i wanted here for the theft of 11,400 from the dapurlmcnt store of the William Tay low t Hon Company. An "UK nil of the department atore com pany after learning of the boy's reason fur tnklng the money declared that If he found the lad mentally fitted for a higher education he would see that he got it and would aid lilm in every way possible. "Had Foeratc asked for It or had I known he wanted a higher education and was mentally titled for It, I would have seen that he got It," ssid he. "It would not have bsen necessary for him to have taken that money to go to Oxford. I will stand by that even now, If ths boy Im presses me as being right and In earnest" Toadstools Kill Xewark Bor. Vr.wASK, N. J Sept 20 Rimer cVhroeder, S year "Id, Is dead and his brother Qeorge, axed 6, is seriously III at his home at 46 Flnley street, here, from eating toadstools In mistake for mushroom. SUBWAY PICKPOCKETS BUST. levistMr, 8o Far t'aagbt at Bowl, lac Orses. The seventy-fifth pickpocket arrested In the Bowling llreen subway station, whlcn haa lately become the favorite Meld for this class of thief, was arraigned before Magistrate House In the Tombs polio court yesterday. He was Michael Gmnne. IT years old, of (I Thompson StffMt, mid after pleading guilty he wss committed to the Tombs In default of J,000 ball to await th action of the Grand Jury. Oeorg waa caught by Deteotlve Clare of the Greenwich street station and Special Officer tteldel of ths Interbo rough on their nightly watch for pickpockets. They noticed him sit down beslda a man aslaep on a bench, cut the man' a right hand trousers pocket and estnact a dollar, bill. Th victim said he was Oar tlno Manglasl of ill Carroll street, Brooklyn. HAYTIAN ARBITRATOR HEBX. Belgian Senator an War to Settle tierasaa Clalasa. Ssitator louts dr 8adelr of B' alum. ho arrived yederday by the Ked star liner Ijipland, Is bound for Haytl to act as chairman of a board ot arbitration that will make an eSart 10 settle claims agslnst Haytl brought by tha German Government, and arising from the numerous revolution an hs Island. Tber. art three members of th hear ) ona apponted b) the German Relehst n one by the Haytian Government, snii senator de Badeleer, who was named b) the King of th Belgian. Th board will meat in Haytl oa Oo loser IS. V