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THE SUN KNET NEW YOKK HERSLD, ' THURSDAY, " 3TJLT 15, 102(5.'
BROKER'S WIFE 1?AS
SHOT AFTER ATTACK
Do Cordova Chauffeur Is
Doubly Accused in PhjBi
cian's llqport.
BVIDBXCB OF STItUGGLE
New "Witnesses Tell of Infatu
nrion of Suicido for His
Victim.
Sir. Arthur Do Cordova of 251 Wst
Elslityn1"11' 8trcct' f as- nttncked
her chauffeur. Bernard n. Gelasler, of
Ml UVst Eighty-ninth etrcet, boforo ho
ehot and lillleirhcr Yind then committed
Buleldo on ti lonely road north of Ston
lngton. Conn., according to statements
made yesterday by Denjamln H. Hewett,
Town Prosecutor of Stonlngton. He de
clared this fact became known through
report by Dr. I. P. 1'ayne of Westerly.
Flnr marks. Mr. Hewett eald, were
visible on Sirs. Do. Cordova's throat,
md there wero other Indications she had
been attacked.
"Tliero la no question In my mind, -aid
the rrosecutor. "that GcUsler was
Infatuated with Mrs. Do Cordova and
that Inflamed with llouor. he attacked
her Then, realizing what ho had done
tmi the probable penalty he would be
compelled to pay. he shot her and killed
himself. Their bodies were not moro
than six feet apart and the rc'volver
was lying between them."
Mr Hcwctt's statement that Mrs. De
Cordova had been attacked before she
was shot was denied yesterday by
Georgo Young Beauchle, attorney for
JJr. De Cordova.
"It Is to be expected that such rumors
would come up In a caso like this," he
aid, "but the body has been examined
by physicians who Inform us absolutely
that no attack occurred."
Considerable evidence bearing out
the theory that Gelsslcr was hopelessly
Infatuated with Mrs. De Cordova was
obtained in New London yesterday by
rrosecutor Hewett. Mrs. Anita Gelss
ler, wife of tho dead man. also told of
his infatuation, and said that the
trouble between herself and her hus
band reached such a point that on Juno
18 she began a suit for separation. At
that time, she said, she found a lock
of hair In Gelssler's pocket and two
photographs of Mrs. Do Cordova. He
refused to give up the pictures, nnd
Jlrs. Uelssler snald she called Mrs. De
Cordova on the telephone. A reconcil
iation was effected, but she would not
ay what conversation she had had with
ilrs. De Cordova.
Chauffeurs at the Grlswold House, at
Eastern Point, where Mrs. Do Cordova
and her two children had gone to pass
the summer, said yesterday that Gelss
ler referred to her variously as "the
wonderful madame." "a bird" and "a
pippin." Edward V. Clair, house de
tective, said he frequently Tiad seen
Gelssler standing outside the grill room
window Intently watching Mrs. De Cor
dova, and that the man seemed to havo
an "insane desire" to bo near her.
Dr. Florlzel De U Myers, associate
professor of nervous and mental dis
eases at the Post-Graduate Hospital
and a brother-in-law of Sir. De Cor-
dova, said yesterday that his examlna-1
tlon of venous persons -who knew some
thlnc of Gelssler's habits and manner
of living had convl ced him that the
chauffeur was suffering from paranoia,
This expressed Itself frequently ns ex
aggerated ego, Gelssler desiring to make
every one think he was a great man and
trying to attract attention In various
ways.
ELWELL CASE PUT IN
LIST OF 'MYSTERIES'
& WaTkeT," hta attorney, Veaterflay In
the Supreme Court action which Edith
Kelly CJoUId has begun aralnit him.
She charge! cruelty- and abandonment,
alleging that he professed lore for other
women and used Intoxicants excessively
In their home In Paris.
Mrs. Gould started her separation ac
tion here after her husband had di
vorced her In Freneo.. Tho French Ap
pellate Court recently affirmed the Judg
ment of divorce In Mr. Qould's favor,
$1,000,000 FEE IS CLAIMED.
Denl to Sell Cuban Sugar Estate
Basis of Bait. ,
John W. Heath and Max E. Starlight
sued the Santa Lucia Company of South
America and Frederlco Sanchez, a stock
holder, In the Supreme Court yesterday
for 11,000,000 commissions alleged to bo
due under a contract for the salo of a
sugar plantation In the Province of
Orlente. Cuba.
The plaintiffs nay they produced a
purchaser willing to pay $10,000,000 for
the sugar estate, In accordance with
their contract of employment, but that
the defendants refused to sell.
MR&'WORM'AN'SEEKS '
$1500 COUNSEL FEES
Also $360 a Week Alimony
Pending Divorce Trial.
Allmpny amounting to f 360 a week
and 1,500 counsel fees were applied
for yesterday by Mrs. Grace H. Worman
of 8 Brooklyn avenuo, Brooklyn, who
was a member of tho Mayor's Commit
tee on National Defence and of the
Motor Corps of the National Leaguo for
Women's Service, beforo Judge Van
Stolen In Brooklyn. Mrs. Worman asks
for tho alimony pending trial of the
suit for divorce Instituted by her hus
band, Alfred Worman, an Insurance
broker of 171 Westminster road, Flat
bush. Mrs. Worman, who also Is known as
a concert and choir singer, charges that
the circumstance In which she Is named
with George Julian Houtaln, a lawyer,
who Is corespondent In the case, were
staged by agreement With her husband.
Mr. Worman.' asserts that the raid on
the hotel' room In which his wife and
Mr. Hoiltalh Vero found Was not tho' re
sult of an understanding or agreement.
Although the case came to trial sev
eral months ago Mrs. Worman told her
story for the first, time, etatlng that
soon after her marriage she found her
husband impossible to livo wltn. xno
counle separated twice. Mr. Houtaln ar
ranging the separation each time. Deci
sion of tho court on the question of ali
mony was reserved.
"CYRANO" NO INFRINGEMENT.
Coart nalesi nostnnd's rlny Did
Not HJtnu Copyright.
'The Merchant Prlnco of Cornvllle," a
book by Ruby L. Hodgson, suffered no
infringement of Us copyright when Ed
mond Rostand's play. "Cyrano de Ber-
gerac," was published, it was ruled by
Judge Johri C. Knox in the Foderal Dis
trict Court yesterday in a final decree
upon the case.
Tho suit for alleged copyright in
fringement was brought against Edward
Vroom by the author of "The Merchant
Prince of Cornvllle." Because of. tho
finding Vroom was allowed a Judgment
and execution for tho costs of the litigation.
PROHIBITION AQENTS
TO BE INVESTIGATEP
Shevlin Says Other Aids May
Be Arrested,
Tho arrest yesterday of Armand la
zier, a suspended dry enforcement agent
of the staff of Chief Enforcement Agent
James S, Shevlin, on tho complaint that
he aided In the delivery to a .saloon
keeper of fifty coses of whiskey which
had been withdrawn from bond for non
beverage purposes will probatdy be fol
lowed by other arrests of the same na
ture, it was hinted yesterday at Mr.
Shevlln's office.
A number of concerns which have per
mits for the purchase and sale of alco
holic liquors for non-beverage purposes,
but are believed to be not unwilling to
have some of the orders misdirected to
saloonkeepers, aro under observation.
Lazier was arraigned beforo united
States Commissioner Hitchcock on a
charge of aiding In a breach of the pro
hibition law.' His arrest developed tho
fact that prohibition officers engaged in
the transportation of liquor have been
watched by secret Government agents to
see that there was no violation of the
provisions of the permits.
Mr. Bhevltn said that Lazier had been
working as an enforcement agent for a
short time, but that he had suspended
mm- on Aiarcn e, ana mat smco nis bus
pension he has been under surveillance!
OABPENHER PICTURE SUIT.
In-
Photographer .la Copyright
rrlngemeat Action.
A copyright Infringement action based
upon copyright certificates obtained for
a series of twenty pictures of Georges
Carpentler, tho French heavyweight
champion, was brought by Samuel Lu
mlere. a photographer at 674 Fifth ave
nue, In tho Federal District Court yes
terday, against tho Robertson-Cole Dis
tributing Corporation of 1600 Broadway.
According to the complaint filed, Lu-
micro promised Carp'entler free copies of
tho pictures If all tho pictures used Wero
copyrighted under his 'name. Lumtere
alleges that the distributing corporation
allowed the pictures to appear in many
magazines without any identifying signature.
15 SHOPLIFTERS ARRAIGNED.
Twelve Tlead Galltyi Threo Sent
to worlchonse.
Fifteen women, arrested for shoplift
ing by detectives of tho Stores Mutual
Protectlvo Association, were arraigned
In Special Sessions yesterday. Twelve
plended.gullty nnd three wero sentenced
to ten days oach in tho workhouse. Two
were fined 0,, one received suspended
sentence and tho other' casos wero con
tinued under ball pending investiga
tion. The Jail sentences were fixed for Anna
Jones, 23 years old, and May Williams,
21 years old, who said they aro nurses
at Neponslt, L. I. It was Bald they
had taken goods valued at W.
Steamship Italia Still Aground,
Tho Transmarine Corporation steam
ship Italia )s still aground off Shooter's
Island, Newark Ray, despite efforts
which wero made yesterday afternoon to
float tho ship. The Italia went on the
bar Tuesday night on her initial trip to
Havana. Many shipping men have hold
that the channel in. Newark Bay is not
deep enough for heavy ships.
WHY CONCRETE?
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Your invitation for us to quote
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APPLE1DN-MORGAN-ROLAND CQ
DUILDINO CONSTRUCTION
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Officials See Little Chance of
Capturing Slayer.
Although letters found In the home of
Joseph Bowne Elwell contained inter
esting revelations concerning tho jlfe
ef tho murdered racehorse owner and
bridge expert It was declared In the of;
flee of the District Attorney yesterday
that theso letters have proved empty In
point 'ng to a motive for tho murder or
In casting lgiht on who was present
and what took place In Elwell's home
between the hours of 2:30 and 8:30 on
the morning of June 11.
John T Doollng, Assistant District
Attorney, when questioned regarding
the "pension list" which Elwell is al
leged to have kept, said that an Investi
gation of his cancelled, checks had
failed to show that ho Inade regular
payments to any woman. He .admitted
that some checks were made payable to
women, but the sums were Irregular, and
so far as Is known might have been
Slven In settlement of gambling debts or
for perfectly legitimate business transactions.
Mr. Doollng said he knew of no packet
or letters In the Elwell home belonging
to a woman. Both he and John P.
Joyce, Assistant District Attorney, de
clared that a complete Inventory and
synopsis of all the letters found In the
house had been taken and persons from
whom they came had been questioned.
None of these letters, they asserted, had
provided a tangible clue.
District Attorney Swann said that he
and several assistants aro still spending
an tnelr time on tho case. A "busy
and hopeful" attitude, was reflected by
all the officials, who have been trying
to clear tho mystery, but the admission
is made freely that the man who shot
Elwell probably will never be found.
GOULD TO MAKE FIGHT.
Contests Separation Action of
Divorced Wife.
Frank Jay Gould entered a formal
notice of appearance through Leonard
Cordon &Dihrorih
Real ,
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Store Hours: 9:00 A. M. to 5:30 P. M.
Store Closed All Day Saturday?
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Thursday and Friday
Women's
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i
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