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' TOLD GIRL WIFE
DE SAULLES WAS
NOT AT HOUSE
Valet Unexpected Witness
for Defence in Disprov
LIED AT MASTER'S ORDER
Prompted to Say Slain Man
Was at Club When Chilean
Just befor Mr. Blanca ds Saulles
Oovs over to the Box In Westbury In
th dusk of August 3 and killed her
husband aha waa told over the telephone
that he waa not there and would not be
there for an hour. She replied that ahe
waa coin to the Box Immediately to
get her aon Jack.
The man with whom this conversation
took ptaee was Julius Hadamek, valet
ef Charles A. I de Saulles at the time
of the shooting and previously valet of
the brother, John de Saulles himself.
He so testified yesterday afternoon In
the trial of Mrs. de Saulles at Mlncola.
Called as a witness for the State,
obviously racked by his desire to deal
'truthfully with hla former master on
Ik one hand and the woman whom he
at one time venerated on the other, he
proved on cross -examination to be alt
that the defence could desire.
For by his admissions' Mrs. de Saullea's
lawyers believe they have smashed
the contention of the prosecution that
aha want to John da saulles home to
kill him that it was premeditated, de-
liberate murder. As the fact of the
hooting; la Itself not disputed. It may
develop that an Austrian man servant
la the principal witness arouna wnosa
curious story the fabrlo of the defenders
De Saallea Prompted Fib.
Hadamek said It was John de Saulles
who, standing beside him near the tele
phone when Mrs. de Saulles called up
the Box, prompted him to tell her that
lie, De Saulles, waa not at home and
would be at Uie Meadow Brook Hunt
Club house for another hour. She asked
him where little Jack was and learned
he had been put to bed. She asked him
why 'they" John de Saulles and hla
relatives were keeping; the boy no long
and the valet couldn't answer that.
'The witness stopped. Henry A. Uter
hart, who had been prodding him with
"'And didn't she say anything else?
Didn't she say, 'I'll be right over to get
The answer, "Yes, sir," caused a rustle
In the court room, for It meant the first
"big point' scored by either aide. But It
made no apparent Impression upon Mr,
da Saulles. 8he sat as she had sat all
day, with eyea towered and, seemingly
tocussed on the polished top of the coun
sel table, from which her glance did not
deviate. A11 day she looked at none of
the witnesses, none of the Jurors, none of
the lawyers, and Valet Hademek, with
hla contribution In her favor, moved her
no more than the rest.
Asldo from Hademek's testimony, the
tnost Interesting feature of the examin
ation was .the developed fact that the
defence Intends to assert that Marshall
Ward, who was at the Box on the even
ing of August 3 and whom the State ex
pects to call as. an eye witness of the
shooting, did not see It at all. By his
questioning of the valet, who eiald that
he did not see Ward In the living room
Just after de Saulles fell. Mr. Uterhart
Indicated he will press this contention
Ward to Testify To-dny.
Tt seemed, however, to amuse District
Attorney Weeks, who as'soon as Hade
mek left the stand called Marshall Ward.
Mr. Ward was sworn, but at that mo
ment court was adjourned ; so he will
begin his narrative at 10 o'clock this
The other witnesses yesterday were
George A. Falrfleld, a surveyor, who
with aid of a chart pictured the Box
nd Its surroundings for the Jury; Will
iam II. Pickering, who had taken pic
tures of the place; Dr. Harry M. War
ner and Dr. Smith A. Combes, who, re
porting the results of the autopsy, said
that de Saulles received four bullets,
one of which, penetrating his body
through tho back, killed him ; Itaymond
Hamilton of Roslyn, garage keeper,
from whom Mrs. de Saulles got a taxlcab
for the ride over to the Box, and James
B. Donner, who drove the car, '
Mr. Uterhart challerwe-J the findings
Of the physicians that de Saulles waa
hot in the back, but Justice Manning
permitted testimony indicating that such
was the case.
Through the garage man and the
Chauffeur It was brought out that Mrs.
de Saulles was In a great hurry to get
to the de Saulles home on the woeful
night. She told the driver she would
give him a dollar If he got her there "In
time." The defence will contend that
"In time" meant before de Saulles re
turned from his supposed excursion to
the Meadowbrook Club.
State Asks Marrter Verdict.
The valr.t Hademak Is lean, dark and
lew voiced. He managed to make hlm
elf understood with oddly assorted
English words. He was examined by
District Attorney Weeks, who In a lucid,
concise opening speech had told the
tory of the shooting as the State sees
it and had assured the Jury that It
Would be asked to return a verdict of
Hademak said he lived at 4 West
Fifty-seventh street ond that on August
8 he preceded his employer, Chartea.de
tSaullea, to the Box, the de Saulles home
on the old I.adcnburg estate In West
Jury. Ha helped to serve dinner for
John L. de Saulles, his father. Major
Arthur Brlce de ftaullns, who lives in
South Bethlehem, Pa., but was a guest
of Ills sou ; for Mrs. Caroline Dcsener,
the Major's daughter; Marshall Uiird. a
friend of the family, and the boy; John
I,. Je Saulles. Jr., little Jack.
At about 8 o'clock he thought that
was the time lludtmak said he an
swered the telephone In the hall outside
the dining oom and Mrs. de Saulles
from the Cross Roads In rtoslyn asked
him If Mr. de Saulles, her husband, was
1 "I said I would find out," the valet
continued, led along by tho easy ques
tioning of Mr. Weeks. "Mr. John was
right by the telephone, standing beside
ne. I told lilm it was the madame, and
I held the receiver to one side and "asked
Mm what should I say. Me said. Tell
lier I am out.' I told her '.Mr. John Is
out.' She tell me not to say to nobody
ttiat she called."
The valet acted as If he had come to
the end of tils story.
Telle of Wife's Arrival.
"Is that all Mr, de Saulles told you
to tell Mrs. do Saulles?" asked the Dis
trict Attorney. "Did ho say anything
about having gone to the club and being
back In an hour?" (In his opening ad
dress Mr. Week laid such was the case,
but that the State believed Mrs. de
Twelve Married Jurors
in de Saulles Case
JACH of the twelve members of
tho de Saulles jury is married.
Er.ch has or has had children, ex
cept juror No. 11, George Siles
of Smithvllle. The. jurors are:
No. l John C. Bucken of
Rocky ille Centre; bookkeeper for
J. P. Morgan & Co.; 61 years
No. 2 Philip H. Ohm of Bell
more; retired grocer; 53 years
No. 3 Edward Pietich of
Roslyn Heights; electrical en
gineer for Clarence H. Mackay;
68 years old; married. .
No. 4 Louis F. Cornelias of
Freeport; real estate agent; 49
years old; married.
No. 5 William P. Jones of
Freeport; real estate agent; 61
years old; married.
No. 6 John A. Ellard of
Oyster Bay; construction super
intendent; 50 years old; married.
No. 7 Herman H. Beers of
Freeport; retired cigar manufac
turer; 54 years old; married.
No. 8 William H. Jones of
Woodbury; former Supervisor of
Oyster Bay township; former
State Fair commissioner; 60
years old; married.
No. 9 Harry Livingstone of
Seaford; travelling inspector for
Long Island Railroad; 46 years
No. 10 Nicholas Schneider of
Mnnhasset; blacksmith; 37 years
No. 11 George Siles of
Smithville; carriage -trimmer; 60
years old; married.
No. 12 Alexander S. Norton
of Wantagh; retired New York
city fireman; 52 years old; mar
ried. Saulles "sensed" the fact that de Saulles
was really at home.)
"Tee," replied the witness; "and I
told her that"
"Did you aee Mrs. de Saulles that
"Tea; ahe came to the house and
asked me If Mr. de Saulles waa In, and
I aay, Tes, In the living room.' She
was standing in the hall. She asked
me, 'What is the meaning of It that you
keep Jack here?' I told her I do not
know, and she say, 'It Is mine time to
have him.' "
Then, said the valet, he had to go
down the hall to answer a telephone
ring, and he heard de Saulles. who had
been In the living room, say to his
former wife, "No. no." and then heard
"I dropped the telephone." tile witness
went on. "and said to Mrs. de Saulles.
What have you doner She say. 'I had
to do it; I had to do it; I couldn't stand
It any more." "
The valet Identified pictures of the liv
ing room and of the couch on which he
found the wounded man, He went for a
doctor after the shooting, he Mid, and
later ho saw Mrs. de Saulles l:i the gar
den near the house, where ahe was wait
ing for the Sheriff.
Asked Illm to Get Buy.
"Did you converse with her?" queried
the District Attorney.
"Tes. She say to me, 'Jutes, can't
you get my boy?" I eay, 'Madame, I
cannot do It'.' "
The valet also recalled that Just after
tha shooting he said to the woman,
"Madame, there la no use to run away:
better you wait till the police come."
and that she answered. "All right." ' and
waited until Constable Thorne .tnd Sher-
Iff Seaman arrived".
Mr. Uterhart. who Is so tall that he
dwarfs ecry one vise In the rourtroom,
cross-examined the witness as If he ex
"Hadamek." he said, "when Mrs. de
Saulles called you on the phone wasn't
the first thing she asked, 'Where Is
"Didn't she mean the boy?"
"Yes. the boy."
"What did you say?"
"I told her the boy had Deen put to
bed. She say, 'What Is the meaning you
keep him so long?' I say, 'I do not
know.' She asked me If I couldn't bring
him over to her. I say, 'I cannot do It,
Mudame.' Then she asked me where Mr.
de Saultes was. He told me to say he
was at the Meadow Brook Cleb and
would be there one hour."
Admits He Lied for Master.
"That was a lie, wasn't It?" demanded
"You told It because he was your
master and told you to do It, didn't
"Yes, sir." This with an annealina
glance at Charles de Saulles, who sat
in the court room with two sisters, Mrs.
Degener and Mrs. Louise V. Heckscher.
"And didn't ahe say to you." persisted
Mr. Uterhart, "'Don't say anvthlnc
about my ringing up; I'll be right over
to get Jack'?"
This testimony having been got on the
record without challenge from the DIs-
trlct Attorney, Mr. Uterhart had the
valet repeat his account of the five shots
and asked him If Mr. de Saulles talked
very loudly when he said "No, No" to
Jack a mother. Not very loudly, Hada
Marshall Ward Not Visible,
Mr. Uterhart asked him If It was "em.
phatlc." which puzzled the witness. He
said that Mrs. de Saulles was in the
dining room at the time and that Mar
shall Ward, who had been in the living
room, went to the dining room or up
stairs when Mrs. de Saulles entered.
John de Saulles was on a sofa. Major
de Saulles rested on a couch.
"Who waa In the living room when
you went there after you heard the
shots?" Mr. Uterhart asked.
Only 1 and Major de Saulles."
"Was Marshall Ward there?"
"No. not when I came In."
"Did you hear Mr. Ward sneak to Mr.
de Saulles or her to him?"
"Did you look at her face when she
Was It paler'
'I do not remember, but after th
shooting she was very pale."
-.iiurn paier than she Is nowr' '
es an answer which Interested
the court room folks, for It was hard to
realize that a living being could ever be
whiter than the defendant has h.n
every trial day.
'How did she look as regards health?"
The valet said he did not know, and
Mr. Uterhart reverted to Mr. Ward. a..
"Marshall Ward didn't hold her by the
hands or wasn't near her and didn't help
ifui ..ii. fnuiim uii me coucn after
the shooting, did he?"
Admits Imperfect Knowledge.
The vafet said "No," and Mr. Uterhart
sat down with an air of a whollv ati..
fled man. Up Jumped District Attorney
Week again, saying to Hadamek:
"ou pretend to say that Ward was
not In lhe living room when the ehots
were llred? You weren't there, were
"No, air; I was In the hall."
"Then you don't know, do youH
The day began with tho completion of
the Jury. The required two men were
obtained by noon. No. 11, George Bill's
of Smithvllle, who trims carriages In
Long Island City, la married but child
less. He Is'gray, like most of hs com
rades In the, hnv.
face and bearliiff. Mr. Weeks, as well
ease If ftt.l . I . . . ... ... ..
ijiriuari. .-ma me wnoie jury
pleased him. The lurv was sworn at
12:00 o'clock, Just befcrc the noon re-
Widow Wear .ew Salt,
Mrs. de Saulles's hour and a half with
her son on v.lnH- t.iri.it., in.ni..
, Ited her a little, but she was by no
the way. thanks to Justice Manning. Is
one of the few trial chambers In the
w,nrdow"!rmeat"1 by fr"h a'r frm PC"
1 She wore for the first time ault of
neatner mixture, and the removal of
Jacket revealed her as the same white
I or cream walstcd being as on other
aays. she shook hands with her law
yers almost g.iyly, but soon lapsed Into
her attitude of unheeding dejection.
The empty scats tilled in the after
noon, for Nassau County knew that the
real clash was on. Major de Saulles. which T. S. S. Wilson Just now Is all
who had come from South Ilethlchem wrapped up came before Justice dle
and who expects to testify, remained at gerich In the Supreme Court. T. S. S.
the Garden City Hotel with a daughter, ! Wilson Is suing Lawyer Philip n. La
Mrs. Armande McCllntock, for his health
The sister and brother of Mrs. de
Saulles, Amalla and William Krraxurlx,
were placed behind her as mnial. Dr.
j Wight sat near the defendant. Many
i friends of the De Saulles family were
present : tne court room was taxed, but
lew persons waited outside.
ln t'venty minutes of rapid, skilful
arratlve District Atlornev Weeks
' sltetchtd the State's case. He told the
Jury that Mrs. de Saulles was a native
of Chile; that she married John de
Saulles (whose Tale football record was
not mentioned) In Paris In December,
1911 ; that their son waa born on Christ
maa day, 1012. and that the wife di
vorced the husband In 1916.
By the final' decree, Mr. Weeks re
called, she waa to have little Jack for
seven months of the year and the father
was to have him for five months. The
father's five months were to Include the
Alternate Months In Samaner.
"Bear in mind," said Mr. Weeks to the
Jury, "that this waa the legal agreement.
In April of this year, ss the time ap
proached when the boy was to go Into his
father's custody, Mrs. de Saulles started
proceedings; but John de Saulles agreed
that In alternate months, May, July and
September, she was, to have the boy nnd
the father was to have him In June and
"It was also stipulated that either
Party could hive tho boy for three hours
by mutual consent at any time during
ine otner s period of custody, provided
it did not Interfere with the boy's wel
fare. Bear In mind that the father was
to have the boy only sixty-six days out
of the 365.
"The people contend that on August 3
the boy was properly ln the custody of
Mr. Weeks, outlining the events on i
the day of the shooting, told of the din- j
ner party ut the Box and of tho boy
having been taken up stairs after dinner, i
alin.ti.. KarnvA V V. ...t.l I
"the defendant called up the Box and
asked the valet. Julius Hadamek. If Mr.
dc Saulles was In. There was a delay
over the 'phone, rather Julius put the ,
receiver Up or.de Saulles was near by. i
Mr. de Saulle said to the valet. Tell '
her I'm out' that I've gone to the club
nnd will be bark In an hour.' There wan .
ue!; ' Hvln that message
T.1,e 1P contend that Mrs dc I
SbiiIIp. aenarii tiie rninn fnr ih H.lnv
that Mr. de Saulles was not at the club i
but at the Box.
She then called a taxl-
Askrd First for Kx-lloslmnd
His story took her to the Box, hurry
position the held his right hand against
his coat pocket). Bearing out our con-
tntlon that she sensed the situation her
llrst words when she met the valet were
'Where Is Mr. de Saulles?' If she had
believed he was not there there would
have been no reason to ask for him."
The District Attorney then told of Mr.
de Saulles putting out his hand and say- I
Ing. "How are you, Blanqulta?". of the
mother's ssylng. "I've come to take little j
Jack home." and of the man'n reply,
"You can't havo him : the Court awarded
him to me tills month. I'm sorry; 1 do
not want to discuss It further." and of
the woman's final, 'Then there Is only
one thing for me to do."
"She fired five ehots at his back," said
Mr. Weeks, a remark which found Mrs.
de Saulles still gazing at the counsel
table without lifting her eyes or moving
or changing expresslonv
The District Attorney contended that
the young woman's actions after the
shooting proved her In her right mind
He deduced this from her remarks to the
valet, to the men who arrested her, to
the chauffeur, whom she told to drive
back to her home, the Croasways, and
get his money and leave the dog.
Mr. Weeks said she said to the Sheriff
on the way 10 the Jail, "I shot him be
cause he wouldn't give me my boy, and I
hope he dies." Later, according to Mr.
Weeks, Justice of the Peace Jones told
"Madam, your wish Is gratified ; yodr
husband Is dead, ana she repled, "Ah,
I'm so sorry."
Arranged Iinll for Maid.
She phoned about ball for her maid,
who was held as a material witness; she
ordered a bottle of milk and drank the
milk ; on the trip to the Jail the automo
bile stopped near a graveyard and she
said, "How ludicrous to stop here at
such a time."
To eometody the Sheriff Is not sure
tho remark was meant for him she
said: "Will they electrocute me right
All this the District Attorney men
tioned to Indicate that Mrs. de Saulles
was tn her right mind.
"The State will ask you to render a
verdict of deliberate murder," he con
cluded. Photographs and diagrams of the Box
failed to Interest Mrs. de Saulles as
witnesses told about them. To be Identi
fied as the one who saw the pictures
taken Mrs. Degener, clad In black, stood
up In the court room.
Dr. Harry Warner Identified two mis
shapen bullets he had taken from De
Saulles's body, and still the woman ac
cused of murder did not look up. One
bullet, said Dr. Warner, went through
the little finger of the left hand, one
through the left forearm, one through
the left upper arm, lodging beneath the
skin of the arm on the front side; one
Into the back an Inch and a half from
the spine and through the body until
spent beneath the skin near the seventh
WldoiT Onn First Witness,
The State's direct testimony may be
finished to-day. It Is expected Mrs, de
Saulles will be hCr own first witness and
that her story will take three hours In
Judge Manning has received about a
dozen smudgy, scrawly letters threaten
ing death and minor troubles If Mrs. de
Saulles Is convicted. They are the ordi
nary outpouring of cranks, but to be on
the safe side Sheriff Seaman had extra
men about the court house yesterday.
ing In a taxi by a cross cut with her I turies and Arms selling American made .V !Z" TrV ,rl, .,h0m,";1 1 Bl" da''
maid Suzanre Monteau. and a dog. Rood, , fore t.OUIltr,. Tll, plana ' rtV,? 'r, ,hat l,ot untl' ",w
"They stopped at one side, some H-1 include, a thorough studv of world m ir. J 1 al,cnv'r our name concealed In
tance from the house." said Mr. Weeks. L.tno ? wmforl kit given tome by my district
.lira, ae sauues naa ner nanu in hub '
THE SUN, FRIDAY,
T.. WILSON'S PLEDGE FIXED
HIM FIRML Y
Bound Copper Riveted Document Produced in
' SuPPrt f Suit for $15,000 Against Man
1 Who Ca"ed Him Intemperate.
i ,... ,
"""'ever may be the present attitude
' of tnc ,,on- Thomas Woodrow Wilson
of Washington. T r .-..-.i ... tt
William Jennings Bryan there's no
doubt at nil where the Hon. Thomas
I Schomberg Seymour Wilson nf NeW
I York stands. T. S. S. Wilson, who la-
ln nwir taw office
UU1, r(,eent'5'. I hcen about Hill Bryan,
ospcilalty when -the Hoy Orator of the
' rlalldcu,!,cI bc"'- "ne up on the
""j"' ui ""Bi aosiinencc rrom the hard
The Manhattan Tom Wilson's terrific
admiration for mil Bryan. Hilly Sunday,
Joe Daniels and the rest of the bovs who
not only let the stuff alono themselves
but look askance upon the human souse
and all his works and pomps, became
known yesterday when litigation In
Roche, Jr., for $15,000 which Wilson
says is aue mm ror work he did In Mr.
La Roche's law offices at 149 Broadway.
Accompanying T. S. S. Wilson's affi
davit. In which he denies Mr. La Roche's
charges that Mr. La Rocho had to tie a
can to T. S. S. Wilson because of Mr.
Wilson's "Intemperate habit'," la one of
the mot completely copper riveted, her-
metlcally booze proof, wire bound, bullet
unending, uncrack.iblc water wagon
pledges over written on a morning after
tho night before. The pledge, which was
written by T. S. S. Wilson's own fair
hand. Is offered by hltn as undeniable
proof that Mr. La Roche's charges of In
temperance are and were unfounded.
A Complete Denial.
Here's the very pledge that Justice
Oltgerlch read with evident admiration
yesterday when Mr. La Roche's lawyer,
Carlisle Norwood, and Mr. Wilson's law
yer, William H. Hancock, started to
thresh the merits of T. v fl. Wilson's
J IS. 000 suit out all over the Supreme
"Know all men hy these presents that
I, Thomas Schomberg ficymour Wilson,
usually known as Thomas Wilson, do
hereby declare my allegiance to the pro
hibition principles so strongly advocated
by the Hon. William J. Bryan. Hon. Jo-
TRADE DRIVE URGED
TO HELP END WAR
Experts Advise America to
Itreak Machinery of Ger
If the overlords of Oerman business
ca" b, mad 10 ,'''e, ,nat evpr' la' he
wr, lasts ,he buslnewi men of other
nations are usurping her markets, the
wa.r wl" be brought more quickly to an
Th,l!1 wa.s an Irta expressed by several
?P"''rs last night at an organization
mfctnB of the New York Foreign Trade
lb h .J
A"kfl,Ad;,",''l,,Rrht 'uj b'
47 i:.ist Twen
ly-nftli street. Those who spoke were
experts in handling America's exports
and In opening new foreign markets to
They outlined plans for tiie "school
work" of the Business Training Corpora
tion, which is to be composed of men
employed by various large innnufac.
tn a. .,-i v.i.i .1..
, , , ' b elind m the laii thrc
:b?L"as beC" salncd '" ,hc lJsl t,irec
3 r,:- Tv..i,. ,.,-,. i
dent of the Pacific .Commercial Com
" , I
pany, who has been In charge of organ
izing tiie FChool, said the building up
of American foreign trade could be con
U"ed an actual ar measure.
"Oermany believes, he said, "that
Just aa 0o a 'lc war ,,ln' flc ca"
bpB'" eportlng her goods to the world s
markets. It Is high time for us nnd
fnr the American Government to real-
sidered an actual war measure.
l" that we must taltc nway now the
machinery of German foreign business
and put up In Its place our own ma
chinery to take trade from Germany.
"I don't believe our Government
realizes the Importance of building up
this machinery of American business
now. Kngland has realized It nnd Is
now breaking up Germany's hold on
the world's trade."
The meeting was the first of a se
ries at which students of foreign trade
will deliver lectures and sit In at con
ferences on "Current Problems In Ex
More than BOO representatives of for
eign trade Interests attended the or
ganization meeting last night. Among
those represented were the Standard Oil
Company, tho Pacific Commercial Com
pany, the Western Electric Company,
Chase National Bank, General Electric
Company, American-Russian Chamber
of Commerce, Bankers Trust Company
Nntlonnl Paper and Type Company nnd
the United StateH Bureau of Exports,
PRIETHS DENY TREASON.
Employers Disclaim Responsibility
for Offendlnir Articles.
Attorneys for Benedict and Edwin S.
Prloth, publishers of the New Jersey
Frele Zeltuno, filed In the Newark
branch of the United States District
Court yesterday demurrers to tho Indict
ment charging them with treason, which
was recently returned by a Federal
Grand Jury. At the same time demur
rers were filed on behalf of William von
Kntzeler, Henry Waechter and Hans
von Hundelshauseu. members of the
Frele Zeitung editorial staff, who are
under Indictment for a similar offence.
Benedict and Edwin Prleth allege that
they are not guilty of treason because
no overt act was committed by the pub
llcatlon of tho newspaper articles upon
which tho Indictment was based and that
tho publication of the articles did not
constitute treason. The other defendants
urge that they are guilty of no offence
for the reason that they were not re
sponsible for the policy of the Frele
Zcitung, but had merely been emplojed
to write specified articles.
SWEET ASSURED SPEAKERSHIP.
fptclal Dttpatch to The Sun.
Albany, N. Y Nov. 22. Vague ru
mors have been circulating nbout Capl
tol corridors for the past week that Gov,
Whitman and State Chairman George A.
Glynn of the Republican State Commit
tee were holding up pledges of Repub
lican Assemblymen to the reelection of
Thaddeus C. Sweet as Speaker of the
Assembly In January.
'There Is nothing to It," said Gov,
"I can't Imagine how such a Blory
started." said Chairman Glynn. "Speaker
Sweet has more than two-thirds of the
Republican Assemblymen pledged, and I
would not be surprised If he were unani
mously reelected Speaker."
NOVEMBER 23, 1917.
ON THE WAGON
sephus Daniels, flowetary of the Navy;
Itev. William Sunday and other temper
"And although I, the said Thomas, am
and have been tiractlcally a total ab-!
stalner for at least 163 days of each
year and for many years past, I now
after mature deliberation solemnly de
clare my Intention of abstaining from j
uie we oi intoxicating liquors or any
Kind, manner, shape or form for the re
I "m , r or my natura "re:, An? 1
J "X:""1" rCMOn5' lncludlng lhe ,o!-
'1. That I. the said Thomas. Wilson,
have on rare occasions drunk, quaffed,
Imbibed or nwallowe-J sundry and divers
glasses, steins, hookers, schooners and
battleships of beer.
'"2. For the reason that I, the said
Thomas Wilson, on other nnd similar
rare occasions have looked upon the
wine when It was red, and I solemnly de
clare, whether the wine be still, spark
ling, white or red wine. It bltcth like a
serpent and stliisclh like an adder.
The Dear, Dead Vast.
"3. And, furthermore, that I, the said
Thomas Wilson, looking upon my past
career and down the corridors of van
ished time, remember that on other of
I ho aforesaid care occasions I have In
the company of Jovial companions of
fered libations to Bacchus In the form
of ardent spirit nnd have Imbibed,
drunk, quaffed or swallowed divers con
coctions known by the names of dry
martini, .Manhattan, cln fl2z. mint Julep,
Scotch highball, &c., &c, apd I, the said
Thomas Wilson, hive no hesitation In
saying that any of the aforesaid mix
tures or concoctions, taken singly or In
cumulative quantities, is to the drinker
as a ra-rlng lion seeking whom he may
Whereupon Justice Glegerlch. sighing
deeply, put down the written pledge rev,
erently and then slgnd an order permit
ting Wilson to examine and make ex
tracts from certain portions of diaries
and scrapbooks ln the offices of the de
fendant. Mr. La Roche which seemed
to be all T. 8. S. Wilson wanted yester
day, that and the (15,000 his soul seems
to crave. He signed that pledge, T. S. S.
says, while In the employ of the de
fendant, all of which goes to prose, he
contends further, that any charges of
being canned "for Intemperate habits'
are ever so silly.
NO PHOTO NOR KISS
FOR CAMP DIX HERO
"Miss Gustavn Hartman" Sent
Comfort Kit, but Will
Do No .More.
Any girl's heart would flutter, to third
speed upon receiving so soulful n letter
from a soldier boy a.s the one that came
yesterday bearing the simple address
"Miss Oustava Hartman, car Essex
County Court House, Newark." It came
from an Impressionable young hem sta
tloncd-nt Camp DIx, and between the
lines one saw the seed of perhaps a
crand romance which, If permitted to
blossom Into full bloom, might be des
tined to flower through the aces side by
side wltli the loveliness that was the
great affection which Joined Abclard and
"My dear Miss Hartman" so beiran
a letter so tenderly intimate that one
hesitates to expose Its delicately beautl-
..riiTumrw i iuois novaniatre
or l"e nnd an" ,hls lc,r " the result,
"Tell mo something about vnurself.'
'he soldier boy. reaching out pathetically
I v.. mix it-.,,,.- .luuwi IIIH UIl-
rnr n frcifd nf 1.1
known little sweetheart In Newark, cocs
on pleadingly. "I am sure I would like
to meet you when I am ln Newark
some time, or perhaps when you make a
visit to Camn DIx.
"If you have one. enclose a picture of
yourseii. Ann write p. n. Q. F.ver so
sincerely yours, W. F. Address me care
of Company D, 312th Inf.. Camp DIx,
.i, i". h. i-.xcuso the pencil. It
was the only handy writing Implement.
hay,' said Gus Hartman. assistant
.superintendent at the Newark cnnri
house after reading for the fourth time
the letter that had come to him from
ine somewhat mistaken soldier boy,
!-. is mia guy in KnaKi trying to make
a monkey out of somebody?"
"Gently, Gustava," Interrrnted the re
porter to whom Gus had shown the let
ter. "Perhaps" he loves ou."
"Up an alley with that 'Gustava'
stuff, kid." Interrupted Gus Hartman
fiercely. "My namo is Gus. And listen
to something rlw, bn; Lnt September
when the Essex county Republican com
mittee began to get comfort kits to
gether for tiie National Army boys at
Camp DIx I did send In one of the kits
my name attached to It, like the direc
tions to contributions called for. And
Is that any reason why any guy should
call me Gustavn me, the father of a
family? Tell me something nbout your
self, Gustava.' 'Inclose a picture of
yourself, Gustava,' Holy flat car!"
'Then you rcfusn even to go down to
l amp nix nml gle the lad a sweet little
Three touring cars nnd a furniture
van, all tangled in front of the court
house, pocketed the reporter for a sec
ond, but by tnklng a headlong slide on
the muddy street under tho axles of the
van the reporter put the van between
himself and his pursuer, the same being
Gua, the Soldier's Sweetheart.
NEGRO SUES TO GET
Harlem Man Short 401 Vote,
Insists White Rival.
Indications now are that not one of
the negroes who claimed election to the
Board nf Aldermen on the "morning
nfter" November 6 will sit with that
body. James C. Thomas, Jr.. the Har
lem negro lawjer who ran on the Re
publican ticket In the Twenty-sixth dis
trict and first appeared to havo won,
Is making a last attempt to gain a
seat. His attorney yesterday appeared
in the Supreme Court nnd .asked for an
order permitting nn Inspection of the
Robert S. Mullen, former .Assistant
District Attorney of The Bronx, ap
peared for hla father, Alderman Mullen,
who apparently has beaten the negro
candidate, and said;
"We appreciate the anxiety of the
negro voters to send at least one Alder
man to the Board. They havo succeeded
In sending no representative to the
Assembly. But In this election, not
withstanding the fact that the Republl
cans have gerrymandered the Harlem
district In the hope of making It u sure
negro district, the whlto Dcmocratla
candidate got 2,832 votes und the negro
Republican only 2,431.
Justice Glegerlch adjourned argument
on the motion until Monday,
SEWER GAS WRECKS
SECTION OF STREET
Grcnt Hole Blown ln Ground
In Forty-second Street Near
SOFX l)S LIKE VOLCANO
Humored Destruction of Tube
Tlrings Scores of City Ouar-
dians to Scene.
Hern Hundelshnusen, who may or
may not be remembered as the sec
ond assistant engineer of Verderber's
thlrstworks on the "northeast corner of
First avenue and Forty-second street,
was expertly drawing a glass of light
for a friend In the abattoir trade at a
few minutes before 5 o'clock last eve
ning, when BOOM! the whole world
Ilerr Hundtlshauaen dimly recalls
that a chunk of brick and mortar com
prslte somewhat larger than his own
head whistled between him and the
nbattolrlst and splintered the bar mir
ror, which Verderber had Just decorated
at heavy expense through the medium
of nn itinerant artist with a penchant
for kind faced cows ond straight re,;
that cries resounded from without, fol
lowed by the clanging of fire gongs and
the nervous warning of ambulance bells ;
that every now and then there was a
lesser boom. which shook the cafe, and
that on top of all this there was the
clatter of running feet, the shrieking
of police whistles, yells that the Steln
way tube had blown up and generally
more concatenated uproar and disturb
ances than the dingy, almost deserted
district over near the East River had
heard In many a day.
Great Hole In noadrray.
Presently, when Jlundelshauaen com
prehended that he still was alive and
that Boss 'Verderber was beginning to
trouble the air with laments over the
wreck of the Itinerant's artistry and of
n few window panes, he ventured Into
Forty-second street. Just east of First
nvenue, nnd saw, as a few score of
other early arrivals were seeing, that
only part of the world had exploded
that small part lying directly around
the manholes of the big trunk sewer
which runs under Forty-second street
to the East River. A section of the
First nenue roadway as hip as the
site of nn ordinary apartment bouse
had been ripped to cobblestones and
gravel by the savage force of a blowup
which sent eight manhole lids skyward,
broke window glass for hlocks around,
scared tenement house dwellers out of
their appetite for supper, brought half
a dozen classified, kinds of public ser
vice officials on the run, smashed a
woman's leg and left behind an odor
like gasolene escaping ln a pigsty.
All the way eastward from Second
avenue to the river the venting sewer
gas mixture broke through the man
holes, the weakest spots It could find
In the trunk sewer's construction.
The cause of It all was accumulation
of fumes In the big tube underneath the
street. Gases had been accumulating
and mixing and getting more powerful
for months, probably, and finally, late
yesterday afternoon, when the tide In
the East River backed the water across
the river mouth of the sewer and closed
that vent the mixture happened to be
JUFt ready to let go. A phone message
was flashed to Police Headquarters that
the Ptelnway Tube, tho Queens borough
link of the subway system, which car
ries about 50,000 persons dally, had
been destroyed, by a bomb. Headquar
ters never stops to ask questions at
such times and so hurried something
less than 100 policemen nnd whatever
ambulances were handy.
Feared Water Main Break.
Hut It waa several hours before the
Water Department officials really
breitliod easily. They poked all around
the block searching fcr fugitive streams
of city water, nnd whenecr they saw
a puddle from recent rainfall they
shivered slightly. The water mains
have been acting up pretty badly of
late, and the water guardians Just felt
In their bones that the sewer explosion
must have shattered neighboring water
It was JuM as well that the district
enjoys little trafllc ln the early evening,
for had the sidewalks been populated
nnd had there been much trafllc In the
roadway there would havo been plenty
of work for the ambulance surgeons -and
for the mo'rtuarlans too. no doubt.
The eurfaco of the street for half a
block wa.s littered with sections of cast
Iron that had been hurled hard and far;
with great chunks of brick and mortar
and with boulders as big as the head of
a barrel. One ierson was pretty badly
hurt at that. Hose Snlttow of 254 West
Twenty-fifth street was knocked
senseless as she was crossing Forty
second street at First avenue, and when
she recovered consclousns on the way
to Ilellevue Hospital she was told that
the kneecap of her right leg was frac
tured. Tho damage, which will amount to
some niousanns of dollars, rails on
Father Knickerbocker. The Third ave
nue surface line got oft with a bruised
rail or two.
NEW YORK ATHLETE
TO GET U. S. MEDAL
Ted ford Cann Reported to
Have Saved Patrol Boat.
Frank II, Cann, director of nthletlcs
at .New York University, received word
ycftciday that his son. Tedford H, Cann,
holder of several swimming champion
ships nnd a membra' or the United States
Naval llesetve since last April, had been
recommended to the Navy Department
for a Congressional medal of honor be
cause of his valor In saving tho U. S. S.
May, now on patrol duty In foreign
According to the Information received
)' Mr. Cann, the May wa.s In an acci
dent and had a hole stove In hrc bottom.
She was tlllliuj rapidly and Tedford Cann
oluntcercd to go below and .top the
leak. Mr. Cann has not received more
definite Information, but has been noti
fied that his eon saved the ship and that
ho was complimented before the shin's
crew by the commander, Cafit, Evans, a
son of Hear Admiral "Fighting Bob"
Tedford Cann Is one of the best known
amateur swimmers In the East and Is
the holder of the National A. A. U.
championship nt 100 yards and of the
metropolitan ciinmpionsiiipH nt 100
yards, 220 ynrds, HO yards and a half
mile. He swims under the colors of the
.New lorK Ainietic UIUD. Last ve.nr
young Cann played on the football t.am
of New York University with his brother
Howard, who Is nn ensign In the navy, j
Cnasutt tn Direct War Pavings.
WABiiiNnTON, Nov. 22. Tho nnnolnf.
ment of Itob.rt K. Cassatt of Philadel
phia as director of tho war savings cam
paign for the' eastern district of Penn
sylvania was announced to-day by Sec
HUNDREDS SEE GIRL '
SHOOT FIANCE DEAD
Sidewalk Tragedy Takes Place
Amid Throngs Fom Will
--IBST OF 4 SHOTS FATAL
Shirt, Worker Kills to "Vinrli-
catc Honor" When Mar
ployed In the factory
mer street late
The congested procession
the street from the
man beehives were emptying them.
selves Into the drizzle.
Two shots were heard. The women
rwo snoxs were near".
no me gins mrugsicu m i
ange. Then two more shots followed.
Thousands of eyes looked toward the
point where the shots were fired.
saw a young and pretty woman, with
revolver In her hand, standing over the
body of a man.
Why, It's Jennie Mattano !" exclaimed
a young girl.
Policeman Stelnfeldt of the Stagg
street station ran to the girl. He had
seen her but a few moments' before as
she passed him with the man who lay
on the pavement dead. He heard her
speaking sharply and angrily to him.
The girl handed the revolver to the po
liceman nnd followed him to the station.
The body of the mnn followed In nn am
bulance. This Is what she told Coroner Ernest
Wagner a few moments later:
"My home Is at 155 Boerum street and
I am 22 years Af age. I work tn a shirt
factory In Lorlmer street not far from
Scholes. In the same building, but In
another shop, worked John Percela, a
shlrtmaker. He lived at 19 fltagg street.
"We had been keeping company for
two years and he had promised to marry
me. He kept making excuses and put
ting It off. He came to see me Sunday
night and left his loaded revolver with
me, but he again postponed our mar
riage. Yesterday I asked him again
when we would be married and he post
poned It again.
'This afternoon I left work nt 6:S0
o'clock. I waited for him. and when he
came out I walked with him and told
him that there must be no mors delay.
Ho would agree to nothing, nnd I shot
"Have you any regrets?" asked the
The girl laughed.
"None: I shot to vindicate mv honor"
The first shot struck the man In the
head. The second penetrated his left
side. When he fell, killed lnstantlv bv
the first shot, she fired twice more to
make sure of the effort, but the two last
shots went wild and flattened against
The young woman was held without
ball to answer the charge of murder.
STEVENS MEN CUT HOLIDAY.
Student Will Gradnate Soon to
Help Uncle Sam.
Thanksgiving holiday shortened.
Christmas recess cut In half, one hour
In classroom arrj six extra hour a week
In the laboratory added to their sched
ules. This Is the programme that 90 per
J cnt- of the seniors at Stevens Institute
r lecnuoiogy nave agreed upon In order
that they may be graduated In April and
lay their services at the command of the
Government. The seniors petitioned
President Humphreys to be allowed to
take this extra work and forego the
usual holidays, an-J the request was
With these changes tho students wilt
finish the first half of the senior year
about January 1. a month ahead of the
regular schedule. Continuing at the
same rate they may receive their de
grees In April without sacrificing any
part of the resular course. Many of the
students are expecting to be called Into
war service next year and others are de
sirous of being ready as graduates of
mechanical engineering for war duty. It
CANADIANS TO VOTE HERE.
.Military Polls In South for Itoynl
Flylnsr Corps Members.
Ottawa, Nov. 22. For the first time
In history Canadian polls will bo estab
lished in the Vnlted State", It was an
nounced here to-day, for the benefit o'f
members of the Hoyal Flying Corps
stationed in a Southern State, Mili
tary polls will be opened for the Ca
nadians to vote In the December elec
tion. Under the Dominion laws, once a
soldier Is out of the country his female
relatives are entitled to vote. There
fore, it was said, the women relatives
of the men In the United Slates also
NEW FRUIT DRIER
EVOLVED BY BOARD
City Bureau Method Said to
Effect Great Saving.
An Improved process of dehydration
of fruits nnd vegetables which has been
worked out by the c.lty bureau of foods
and drugs In cooperation with the spe
cial laboratory supported by Mrs. Oliver
Harrlman will be placed on exhibition
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon In the
East Gallery of the Crand Central Ter
minal through the courtesy of the New
York Central and New Haven railroads.
. ., me result of several
forced around and through the trays bv
means of nn electrically operated fan
The machine Is- run by n one. half horfci
power motor and has a capacity of 1,000
pounds of dehydrated products every
Samples of fruit nnd vegetables treated
by the process will be exhibited, both
packed loosely and compressed, In either
form only the addition of hot water 1.
necessary to restore to the product all
the nllftlltlea nt lh. f.n.l. .. . ... . .
. ,., ,i-Kt:iHnlp, js
most fruits and vegetables contain from
70 to 95 per cent, water a successful
method of dehydration make possl
ble nn enormous saving in shipping
space. In the compressed form this sav
ing Is Intensified further and the ne
cessity of glass or metal containers Is
done away with, as the compressed
i""" niuiipm in paper and
packed In cardboard boxes, n which It
J8 1Ciayeu. came a severe and 'Xter.,1,. b
. covering th Northern " t.tes ?51 "''
women and girls
district of will- i.w.r7.k..rVJf
one snother In Lorl- , New England stMet. High on .hn,!",,rn
yesterday .""noon. I.
.it ii mu siiuriTi rpnir .
RinflWniKH. inn ii u- I nnd I it a.. . . . - r, 1 1 1 1 1 v i n s
months experiment, is believed to have I H. T.xtor, Public School 1ST. N oil
produced a perfected method A ma ll'm" '' I5Itli street. uu.n. i
chne for carrying on the work will 1,.! , ','T"Cr.e '."!" w" VI1U M"
on exhibition It rnn.1.1. t . "',n'' W. Itob.rt.! Public 5cho, I ''
....... in .,.1 !.'i .v. consl8.tf,1 Pf n ""les of street, near Melros. awnue The '
trays in which the vegetables are placed Ulu.trated,
either whole or cut. as they would ho1 "llrd '"rest Work." by )r u .1
for kitchen use, nnd currents of air at st !L"""' ''"F fS'hool 17. city it a.,
an exactly regulated t ,n t . ' " I . " hK !"". X..
" lucprnrii imiciiuiteiy, (
Clarence V Kkroth, chemist of the
Health Department, has been In charso
of the experiments and the products 1
have been approved by Dr. David Fair. I
child of the United Stntes Department I
of Agriculture and Dr. F,. V. McCollum '
of the school of hygiene and public,
health of the Johns Hopkins University,
The Sun Calendar.
.t,For.?ster,n New York "now in
nttVrthi or 8n,Sw ,n the outh
?i-2' -y! c.0,der! winds be
coming north and northwest and
strong; fair to-morrow.
strong; fair to-morrow. bco"ln
nd r.W.KdSjr W' sns.
and northwest ind sirens fii?Tnt
.;, .ft. ,,, KffiW '?.r!.
west portion. mcr in me
SEW YorfK, Nov. -lTli. ...
ra wssx bfw -
lowed by rolder. eleVri-l" 'n.,un. M-
section. It was in.iTin- "rr ,n '
eold-r In th. .?rAln. con.ld.rtMt
Southw.ett inrf , T.nir.i Hf.'?"" "".'J I" tu
temperature una fin ...VL . ' r'
Valley. " f'" "uth lu th'
'n this city the day was rslnv
r""!.""'"" or temperature! mni.'iiS
a . nTldtty. Ssb!? ?.u.";e;'l,,rl: "ra hu;
! to read to i,
to read to ... i.Cli '. ."rm. "rrfclM
M.. .. ' " " ' : I P.
1 A. M.
. 8. K.
I P. M
ine temperature In
5&F" " P":::K !
&Steuur,rV,,'.V,,:;5i f v
Avsrage temperature, i. ' M'
Pherle condition. ln,Vben;irlohucie1?,BO,
chic.ro ..:::: j-
St. Loul. 41
Mlnn.apoll. .... 2J
noTMl'n'.'S"'."' annhinT arrived at Atl
Mar d.l Norte (Sritl
Mie'.ro (Am )
San Mateo iNor )
S.ltatani (Nor )
TaJIma Mani (Jan.
Turrlalbi (Am )
CopTihaen (Br 1
tlnlll . "MA'"'nE ALMANAC
United States l-o. . fi(v,rtptc
a , Standard Tlm.
Sun fI".-.....6.-Jl A M Sun wl P M
q.n, H.,GI1 WA"R nils hay.
,:0W WATK1 Tills DAY.
H'H Gte ll:AM
.:!! A M
nv ' HeUn7v0V.d,a'r0r;M "l
Illustrated l.cture on "Old New vri
P M ni1 Mt- Mcnolas ai.nuo.
Char.""" -"t0v i't "A""'n"m an
f.00?11 nr"Jl ball of th. Ilnn,. 11.
A.nVla7'aV0Mr-4 C'Ub m",ln,r W,''B"
A.forla?" p!'rA?Cal" m"tlnK "'""
ins. Jldorf-Astnrln, 10 A. M
n,.,.MrU..0,t,..J:"r-''r . Msnuf.clur...
sii. i ji.r, v. v.v... . . a. m
Or. M. II. Ilirrl. -r. ' .. .
8TP 4Mk,tlV,ne : '"'" To .hew,
Hoftp,,?. C'Ub' m",,
AlSn"'; r"M.n"b' "" M
n.d.d.r!f"..b,' ,l:erlt D.an Marin m
irJ?iAh? K1XP .Manufactured. Did It I
!iH?Pf.nor H1.11." lop.', inti
tule. Cooper t'nlnn, a P. M
. ,'!'.!'." of master crafts nork h tp.
Art Alliance of America, ID i:at Ko-tt
eventh street. 10 A. M. tn p. M
Asaph l.euls tlll lecture nn "Kn,1 Oil
"ay P M C'"l' r'"'
PUBLIC LECTURES TO-NIGHT.
J'Bsln"ln "f Mi. ItimUn mji t
inarlea Johnston; Wadlelch lllch t '0
H5tn street, near Seventh at.nue l"u
"How I.lfe Beslns," bv Ur ! f,
Usher', Public rVhonl 1;. Port s. nil
street, near Klthlh menu. Il'u.tr ie,'
Hazard, of Ijil.nr nnd Mulm-nan - .'
standards." by I'rnf. .lamn Wa.'.r i rr, k
Public School ST. Fnrt) -teiond ilre.i 1'
"S Uteri. nd .imi lu LMtlren s. l
l'v J. 0, Neumarker. Public rYlwci $
Uroaiinav, Innood. Illustrated
"New York ln I)s. nf the Itevol i'IU
hy Kuph.nitu V. P.. Wjutt. Publl r', re.
SI. Twelfth street, nar Arnu. 11 1 .1
Tos.il Ktldcnces for lliolutlon. 6'
l'rof. famuel c Schinucker, Put, He s, he"
1 4 T lit street, ne ar Seien" nve"u
"HelKlum, a Huriit Offering 10
of War." by Ur. Jerome Hall It 1
Public School IS:. ISM .treet aim Va't
worth avenue, lllustrnt.il.
"ure nn a Russian t:tnt. by Ur
niont aenus, The Urnnn, l'ut , .
"I'Oik Snnst of the Amrrl, n Vee-H
by Mrs. Nellie M, Mundy. I'ub
Si,, 113d street, near It.aumon' a '
The Hronx Illustrated
"Red Croat Work." b Mrs Krari, P- '
win: rubllc Hrhool S3, Jerome ad n'
Htth street, The llront.
"Uncle Hum's Nay," bv John v e .s
Tublle School 51, mih stre.t nnd '
avenue, The Bronx. IlluMrat.d
HP HERE is convincing
style and value
as garment bearing the
George G. Benjamin label.
Satin-lined octtcoats $25 S?0-
Correct Dress f Men
Z99 MADISON AVL COR 41-Sl.NV,
extended lnto o.r all the ,,,, .;,"of"',hr,
A. It,., s 1 p. M... So' " ,. ,,
? a. it..' J? 1 k 'i ; ' '
on ?. ! . " "lP rontinii.s h.r roar..
"Bu.lne . U"".? ,or Women." top'
Aretlo I .; '.,uit "" "In R'"rrh "f N''
lind r4if , T.!".s""' of th ('r!"'
unite of Arts and Primes.