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Killing Is Said to Be
W. J. Burns Arrives InNewYwk
and Takes Charge ef Case
for Whitman.
New Tork. July 27. Despite what Dis
trict Attorney Whitman declares to be
eftort on the part of the Police Depart
ment to delay tbe Investigation of the
murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal,
It was announced to-day that another
arrest would be made to-morrow. This
arrest, it Is understood, will be of one
of the four men who did' the actual kill
ing. -
On top of this came the further state
ment that unless Mayor Gaynor calls a
.special meeting of the Board of Alder
men to vote ,on the question of a probe
of the police and ot the Rosenthal mur
der, a writ of mandamus, compelling him
to do so, will be served on him. This was
the plan decided on to-day by the seven
teen aldermen who yesterday petitioned
the' Mayor to call such a meeting.
Alderman Henry Curran, chairman of'
the finance committee. Is heading the
movement for the Investigation. "Jack"
Sullivan, "king of the newsboys," whose
right name Is Jacob A. Reich, was ar
raigned .this morning before "Coroner
Felnberg on a charge ot homicide, and
-nag held without ball until Monday. Sul
livan is the Individual who passed the
greater part of the "night of the murder
riding about New York in an automobile
with Lieut- Charles Becker, the police
official who is alleged to have been the
recipient of the gambling graft. Sulli
van's arrest followed his Identification as
one of the murder gang by Louis Krese,
a waiter. Krese has a bodyguard, night
and day. through fear of some attempt
on his life by one of the gangs Involved
In the affair.
Deceive Gamblers.
Police headquarters to-day was filled
with the story that it Leut. Becker did
take graft from the gamblers he was de
ceiving -the lawbreakers when be did It,
as he could not deliver the protection
lor which men of Rosenthals type
thought they were paying. It was point
ed out that there are three raiding
squads, each Independent of the other
two. and that each man, of all thn-e
would, have to.be Involved to-Insure, pro
tection, to Jhe' gatnbllng houses' In any
partTof'the city. It was declared by the
officer who 'made this rtatement that If
the courts would admit all the evidence
in the cases against the gamblers every
resort ot this vJnd in New York would
be" closed In a short time.
Another Story Told.
Through the underworld to-day there
parsed a new story of the killing of
Rosenthal, a story which,, though nearly
GOO policemen have been working on the
case, has not reached the ears of the
authorities. It Is said that Rosenthal
was offered JiCOO to "forget" his prom
ise to take evidence against the gambling
police graft to District Attorney Whit
man, and to leave New York for six
months. He was so mad at the police
department that he refused the tiOOO.
Then an affidavit was secured from
Dora Gilbert. Rosenthal's first wife, de
scribing the past of the gambler,, and
making public secrets which would have
compelled him to leave New York. When
the Gilbert woman came to sign the af
fidavit, however, she cut out some of the
most damaging statements, and the men
who were after Rosenthal, seeing that
neither the offer of $3,000 nor the woman's
story would drive the gambler from the
city, killed him. Rosenthal was to have
met these men at the Metropole at the
moment when he was killed for a final
decision on the 15,009. Once and for all
he rejected It. and was killed. This Is
the story which the Tenderloin believes
to be the true version of the killing of
the notorious gambler.
Charles Hyde, former city chamberlain,
right-hand man of Mayor Gaynor. was
brought Into the case to-day by a state
ment of Mrs. Lillian Rosenthal, widow
the murdered gambler. She declared that
Rosenthal went to see Hyde, knowing
that the latter controlled the big gamb
ling situation, to plead with Hyde to let
him reopen his gambling resort. Hyde
refused to aid him.
Detective William J. Burns arrived In
New York to-day fresh from the indict
ment of several aldermen ot Detroit for
accepting bribes. Late this afternoon
Burns took personal charge of the work
of his men in the Rosenthal case.
Capt. Delden Dies.
New London. Conn., July 27. Capt.
Samuel Belden. U. S, N., retired, died
suddenly at his home here early to-day.
Bt the age of seventy-six.
La Follette
Madison, Wis., July 27. In a signed edi
torial in La, Fo'lette's Weekly the Wis
consin Senator attacks Theodore Roose
velt as a one-time ally of reactionaries,'
and urges progressive Republicans to
stay within the ranks of their own party.
The editorial says:
"What Is 'known as the progressive
movement in American politics originated
within the "Republican party.
"While special Interests have been In
creasing their hold upon the administra
tive side of the" government at Washing?
ton, progressive Republicans In many
slancn Republican States have, wrested
the control of government .from these In
terests: "The contest n many of the States was
severe' and protracted. Defeat was en
countered again and attain. While Roose
velt was .President he offered no encour
agement to the progressive Republicans
who were struggling with the old ma
chine bosses to enact direct primaries
and other progressive statutes.
"His Influence 'was, openly on the side
of the Teactlonaries.
"His appointees, were the most active
tgenU of the. opposition.
New York,- July 27. Upon his arrival
here on two months', leave, Peter A. Jay,
first secretary of the legation of the
United States7 at Cairo. Egypt, said that
Egypt was In' a highly prosperous condi
tion, and declared the improvement was
due to the great work of Lord Kitchener.
"He can speak, read, and write Arabic,"
said Mr. Jay, "and so can hear any
grievances of the Egyptians from them
personally Instead of through interpret
ers, the usual channel for diplomats.
Lord Kitchener- receives deputations
from small communities at stated times
to hear their grievances."
Commercial National Bank Clerk
- Who Got Away with $25,000
Now Near City.
His Attorney Pleads that He Be
Shielded on Account of
J" Aged Mother.
The name of the young clerk former
ly employed by the Commercial National
Bank, who by his own alleged confession
forged notes aggregating C4,6S8.T5. which
Were taken over from the assets of the
National City Bank when the two insti
tutions consolidated In April, 1911, has
leaked cut. despite the efforts of the
bank officials to keep It a secret.
Because of the absence from the
city of all the officials of the Commer
clal National Bank, who are taking
week-end trips, the young man's name
will be for the time withheld by The
Washington Herald. Attorney A- S.
Wortblngton, his counsel, last night
admitted that the name was correct,
and pleaded that it be kept out of the
papers, explaining that publicity would
break the heart of the young man's
The self-confessed forger Is about
twenty-eight years of age. He lives
in the northwest section of the city,
but at present is at a popular resort
several hours' ride from Washington,
where his parents have a summer cot
tage. He Is single and has always
lived with his parents.
ltaplilly Promoted.
The young clerk was graduated from a
local commercial college, and about
eight years ago started In the banking
business. Soon afterward he obtained a
position at the National City Bank,
where he was held In great trust. He
was rapidly promoted to an Important
clerkship, and one which alone could
have given him opportunity to commit
the forgeries which he himself Is saV to
admit doing.
Every attempt Is being made to ward
off prosecution of the young clerk. He
was held In great esteem by the, officials
of the banks at which he 'was employed,
and they are. .said to have no desire to
urge the authorities to take steps In the
matter. The bank will suffer no loss at
all. as the dsrk was bonded In three big
companies. The parents of the confessed
forger have offered to reimburse the
bonding companies, and negotiations are
now on foot to hush the matter and
smooth It over.
Unless the United States attorney's of-'
flee takes some action, the clerk will
likely escape prosecution. Reginald S.
Huldekoper, assistant United States at-
Contlnued on Paste, Nine.
Third Party
"In WisconsIn'Federa! officeholders were
lobby agents 'for -the' corporations, and
spent their -time almost wholly at the
State capital during legislative sessions.
"Until little more .than one year ago
Roosevelt had not even expressed him
self as friendly to what had become,
while he.'was'in Africa so-widely known
b the- progressive Republican movement."-
j -
La. Follette then referred to' the Roose
velt campaOUn 'for a. Presidential nomi
nation. "The .convention." ne said, "is
not the 'party. The party should.not."-he
says, "be blamed for convention, Intrigues
or, corruption.,!
He commended the progressive move
ment In the Democratic party, mention
ing Bryan by .name. The editorial then
continues: .
"I repeat that the 'progressive "move
ment began 'n the Republican party.
"'And' .upon this fact In recent political
history' I appeal, to progressive Republi
cans everywhere 'to maintain their or
ganizations within the Republican party.
To maintain such .organization, blind. 'al
legiance to ve'ry party nomination and
every party .declaration la not .essential."
"Pork Barrel" LefislatorsRa
caiva Advica and Warning
' ' from Their Districts.
"Folks Back Horns" Are Bringing
Great Influence to Bear in
the Controversy,
'The folks back home have enlisted In
the fight for battleships, and a number
of those Democrats who have rallied
around the ,,"no public, buildings, no bat
tleships" standard are uncomfortably
aware of the fact.
A number of wavering members would
like to "slip their cables" until after
the fight Is over: place themselves In
communicado, so far as their ccnatltuents
are concerned. They are being flooded
with telegrams and letters, urging ana
demanding that they recede from their
present stand, whether by means of an
other caucus, or by disregarding the
supposed caucus pledge.
A number of these messages have been
decidedly pointed, and some threatening.
t'Don't bother to run for re-election If
you continue to fight against battleships."
Is the advice one man from the Middle
vesi received irom nis district.
Outlook. la Brishter.
The general outlook for the pro-battleship
forces was decidedly brighter yes
terday, largely because of the messages
which some of the members have re
ceived. A number who voted to uphold
the caucus dictum will not to vote again.
There will be no fourth caucus on the
proposition. It was learned yesterday.
The Democrats, who favor the construc
tion of one or more battleships, will sim
ply refuse to abide by the decision of
the body, and will vote to Instruct the
House conferees on the naval bill to
compromise with the Senate conferees
on one ship.
Representative Sulzer. of New York.
who Is leading the fight against the cau
cus dictum, takes the stand that the
Democratic majority Is not pledged
against battleships. The first caucus on
the question did not assemble the neces
sary two-thirds to bind the majority, ac
cording to Mr. Sulzer. and subsequent
caucuses have not taken any positive
action on the question, merely tabling
resolutions Intended to rescind the action
ot the first party meeting.
Will Not Be Boltlnsr.
Thus, according to Mr. Sulzer. the
Democrats will not be bolting their party
by voting in favor of battleships. More
over, according to Mr. Sulzer, the bind
ing effect of a caucus dies when the
measure or policy Involved has once been
put through the House. The caucus
pledge does not Involve the support of
the majority now that the Senate action
has been brought Into the controversy.
As a result of Sulzer's threat to d sre
gard the caucus action. Representative
Burnett, acting chairman of the Public
Buildings and Grounds Committee, who
leads the fight against new battleships,
Is prepared to report from his commit
tee at this session the "pork barrel"
buildings bill, which the caucus declared
against. Clerks In Mr. Burnett's office
were working on the measure yesterday.
It can. be whipped Into final form from
Its present tentative condition '15 three
days" time. sir. Burnett is understood to
have threatened to report the bill If he
loses the battleship fight. He takes the
position that the party will have broken
its pledge In the one Instance and might
as well do so in regard to public build
lngs. Telefrr&ms Flow In.
Telegrams and letters of commendation
continued to flow In upon the members
who are making the fight for battleships
Representative Sulzer received a nu
ber. among them a letter from Ex-Sen
ator Charles A. Towne. of Ne" York.
Mr. Towne wrote. In part;
"Let me thank you for your activity In
attempting to save the Democratic party
In Congress from the awful responsibility
of inviting p-rty disaster, which Is bad
enough, but also national humiliation,
which Is Infinitely worse, by falling to
pass the appropriation for two battle
ships. Recently numerous events have
emphasized the Imperative Importance of
the construction by the United States of
not less than two great fighting ships per
Continued On Pnire Three.
Spark of life Kept in Body by Arti
ficial Bespiration and-Salt
Tokyo. July 2S (Sunday) The Mikado's
physicians announced this morning that
there was no perceptible change In the
condition of the Emperor. At 6 o'clock
this morning his temperature was 100.1,
pulse 10). respiration 32. and it was an
nounced that he bad passed a restless
Tokyo, July 17. Bulletins Issued nt the
palace to-night show that, while the
condltlon'of Emperor Mutsuhlto has fluc
tuated greatly during the day, at night
fall It was about the same as yesterday.
His. strength has been ebbing steadily
all 'day. and artificial methods of pro
longing' llfo were resorted to. Including
the 'injection of salt solutions.
The bulletin Issued at,S o'clock to-night
said tliat the Emperor's, temperature was
rlclnc fast, but that his" condition mlirht
be 'considered slightly improved. Owing
to the, complication of diseases, from
which he is suffering the Emperor Is un
able to take much nourishment and hi
strength diminishes daily; He has been
In a srrlous condition since July 19.
Several cabinet ministers are In constant
attendance at the palace.
U5 Baltimore and Return
Baltimore and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to re
turn until 9 a. m. train Monday. All
trains both ways. Including, the Royal
f f,
Westfleld. N.. J,., July 27. Charles Mar
chant, a member of the local police
force, who was notified to-day by his
mother, who lives In Baltimore, that he
had been bequeathed JIW.OOO, announces
that' he will stick to his Job' as patrol
man for two years, more. These two
years, however, will be employed In look
ing for a girl to fulfill Marchanf a Ideas
of the Ideal wife. At the end of that
time, should the right girl appear. Mar
chant will lay aside, his uniform and
marry preparatory to entering other pur
suits. Marchant Is thirty-five years qld
and the handsomest man on the local
police force- His legacy comes from a
relative In Indiana.
Beal Estate Erm Victim of Clever
Swindler, Who Cashed
Bogor Draft
Crook Posed as Prospective Pur
chaser of Residence and Gave
Forged Order on Bank.
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Baltimore, Md., July 27. The Washing
ton police have asked Baltimore to look
out for C B. Morse, who duped a bank
there, out of J3.500.
Garbed In swagger attire, stopping at
a fashionable hostelry, and Impersonating
a millionaire seeking to purchase a wln-
terUiome in the National Capital, the
swindler who duped the real estate firm
of Boss & Phelps, Inc., of 714 Four
teenth Street Northwest, has escaped
from Washington with .. according
to Information which leaked out at po
lice headquarters last night
After assigning the entire Central
Office detective force to "turn the town
upside down" In an effort to apprehend
the fugitive. Inspector Robert Boardraan.
chief of detectives, kept the telegraph
wires hot with urgent requests to po
lice chiefs all over the country to find
the culprit. Especial attention was de
voted to Baltimore.
Mny IJr In Baltimore.
It is believed that the thief Is hiding
In that city, and the Baltimore detectives
are leaving no stone unturned In their
hunt for the swindler. They have a
minute description of the fuglttve, know
his haunts, and expect to run "him down
before he has time to dispose of the
money he swindled from tbe.-fval, estate
When the crook opened negotiations
with Boss & Phelps several weeks ago.
he represented himself hi a millionaire,
gave the name of an expensive hotel as
his address, presented bogus credentials
that passed muster for the time, and said
he wanted to buy a home for his winter
After looking at a number of costly
residences, the swindler designated a
house In Cleveland Park as the prop
erty he wished to acquire. The price
was J19.000. "It suits me exactly." he
said, apparently satisfied with the price
named. He presented the salesman
with a draft for J10.000 on the Nation
al City Bank of Aberdeen. Wash.
Draft In Locnl Bsnk.
The draft. It is said, was deposited
In a local bank and several days later
the swindler asked Boss & Phelps
whether they had found the draft all
right. They had. they said. The po
lice have been unable to learn why the
realty company did not discover thai
the draft was bogus.
The day after the swindler was ac
sured that the draft was good, he drear
out J250. The following day he sent a
boy to the bank with a check for $30.
The check was cashed. Boss & Phelps.
It Is stated, had Indorsed the draft,
and the bank officials had no hesitancy
In honoring the orders.
The day after the $50 check was cashed.
It Is stated, the swindler himself ap
peared at the. bank and drew out $9.M0.
Then he vanished. Detectives learned
that the swindler started to flee before
the check for $5 was cashed. When he
sent the messenger to the bank with the
check he waited at the hotel.
There was a delay fn cashing the paper,
and when the messenger did not return
promptly ihe swindler left the hotel. He
later called up over a telephone, talked
with the messenger, and returned. De
tectives say the thief evidently believed
that the worthlessness of the check had
been discovered and that detectives
would accompany the messenger back to
the hotel.
Appeal for Higher Wages Taken
Under Consideration Deci
sion by September.
New York. July 27. The arbitration
commission nhlch has been listening to
the arguments of the dissatisfied engi
neers In the East and the railroad man
agers at the Oriental Hotel, at Manhattan
Beach, completed the hearing to-day and
took the case under consideration for a
The engineers, who demand an Increase
of 17.71 per cent, presented their demand
In May, and a strike was averted at the
last moment by referring the demand to
an arbitration commission of seven mem
bers. It was not believed to-day that a
decision will be reached before the end
of September.
Summing up for the engineers, Warren
S. Stone, their grand chief, declared the
claim of the railroads that they were
paying as .high wasfa as their earnings
warranted nad been presented for the
past fifteen years, and had been worn
threadbare: also that the plea of pov
erty had done more to injure the finan
cial condition of the railroads than all
their trouble with employes. He said
most of the Improvements which the rail-
reads claimed were taking their surplus
funds were ornamental..
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South Carolina Gubernatorial
Contest Results in Fights
and Shooting Affrays.
"He Is Foulest of Liars," Says
Judge Jones, Referring to
Gov. Blease.
Aiken, S. C. July 27. After branding
Gov. Cole Blease as the "foulest of liars,"
Judge Ira. Jones, candidate for Covernor,
advanced on his opponent during- the
Joint debate here to-day and most of
the crowd scattered, thinking that the
long-predicted shooting between the two
men was about to begin. Ira B. Jones, Jr.,
was backing up his father, and several
pistols were displayed. Chief of Police
H. H. Howard got between Jones and
and Blease and swore he would kill the
first man who made a hostile move
ment. The chief's attitude restored order
and the would-be combatants were forced
to take their sects.
Jones became enraged by the charge
that while he was chief Justice of the Su
preme Court he was subservient to the
Southern Railroad because that corpora
tion employed his son as counsel.
"That's the foulest lie." said the Judge,
"that ever pawed through the lips of a
human being."
With Chief Howard on guard. Gov.
Blease bitterly attacked Judge Jones.
"That old fellow can't make me mad. He
knows he's defeated and that's what
makes him lose his temper. I am not go
ing to hit him. but on August 27 the peo
ple are going to knock him clean out of
the box."
Some one asked the Governor About
'Tom Kelder." Gov. Blease replied:
"You should have more respect for
ladles than to mention Indecent subjects
In their presence."
Spectnc7ilnr Cnmpalarns.
Fist fights, public anathemas, and even
shooting affrays, in which at least one
man has been dangerously wounded, have
characterized the most tempestuous polit
ical campaign South Carolina has had
since Ben Tillman grew too old to take
the stump.
Blease, who has tx?en Governor for a
year and ten months. Is being charged
nightly by his rivals with selling par
dons, accepting bribes from the liquor
Interests, and setting his supporters free
when they chance to fall Into the tolls
of the" law. The Governor Is on the
stump, trying to save his political life.
On the' same platform with Blease at
many meetings. Chief Justice Jones has
declared that Blease Is prostituting the
powers of a sovereign State's chief ex
ecutive In any way he can devise, to
furnish himself with campaign funds.
Jones claims ho Is not running for office
because he wants to be Governor, but
to rid South Carolina of Bleaselsm. demagog)-,
the pardon graft, and the blind
tiger, moneys from all of which sources,
he alleges, have found their way Into
the present Governor's pockets.
murder family
Mother and Daughter Shot and At
tempt Is Made to Kill Son.
Reason Is Mystery.
Chicago. July 27. Police have thrown
a dragnet to capture five assassins who
forced their way Into the home of Mrs.
Helen B. Dauman. fatally wounded the
woman and shot her daughter. Eliza
beth, sixteen, as the women lay In bed
and attempted to kill William Bauman.
the woman's son. early to-day. After
a fusillade of shots the men, who were
masked, fled. Mystery surrounds the af
fair. First reports to the police were
that the men were burglars who were
forcing their way Into the kitchen of the
Bauman and were surprised by Mrs. Bau
man and her daughter, who heard them
William Bauman later told the police
a different story. The officers are sure
the men are not burglars. They be
lieve that they were assassins and that
the shooting was a deliberate attempt to
annlhlllate the entire family.
Mrs. Bauman is forty-six years old.
She Is the owner of a saloon at CS30 Mon
roe Street. She lived in the rear of the
building in which the saloon Is located.
She was shot through the shoulder and
the right lung. Her daughter uas shot
through the arm
According to the story told to the po
lice, the women were awakened by a
noise In the kitchen. The daughter
wanted to Investigate. The mother told
her to He still. Just then the men broke
Into the bedroom and opened fire. Both
women screamed and the men then
rushed Into the room where the sen. Wil
liam Bauman, was In bed. They fired as
they entered, 'but none of the shots struck
Then the men fled.
Mrs. Bauman, at the hospital, said she
knew no reason for the attack. The men
did not try to rob the house, she said,
but fired as soon as they entered her
room. She says she has no enemies
that she knows of.
Neighbors say that Ave men. believed
to be Italians, were in the vicinity of the
house during the morning. Only meager
descriptions of the men were obtained.
nny Out Theater.
London. July 27. The Scarborough
Grand Opera House was closed to the
public this evening on account of a
wealthy American having bought all the
1.400 seats In order to haVe a whole per
formance of one of Bernard Shaw's
plays exclusively for himself and a party
of friends.
-' Acmnnnt Killed.
1 Canton, Ohio, July 27. Driven to his
Vaees In the soft earth by a fall of 1.000
feet, from his parachute when one of the
ropes holding tho trapexe bar broke Thom
as E. Flick, cf Qulncy, UL, was Instantly
killed here this afternoon.
31.00 Chlcaco and Return.
Bfeltlmore and Ohio Railroad.
Tickets on sale August 1 to 4, limited
to 22d. Ticket offices Fifteenth Street and
New Tork Avenue and 9 Pennsylvania
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New York, July 27. August Belmont,
the multi-millionaire traction magnate,
lost his temper nt the heckling to which
he was subjected before Referee Lang
don P. Marvin, In the suit brought
against him and the Interborough Rapid 1
ner and the Continental Securities Com
pany, tc compel an accounting of the
$1,00.000 In stock, which Mr. Belmont
received for his services. After Attorney
Hodge had spent several hours trying to
get the witness to specify the service he
had rendered and their value, Mr. Bel
mont, tiring of the continual questioning,
suddenly flared up. "I want to be cour
teous to you. Mr. Hodge," ho cried, an
grily, "but I find grtat difficulty. The
courts have designated your client as a
practical blackmailer, and I am belns
pursued In that spirit by your client."
Cries of Man Beach Bescners, and
Party Is Frantically Bigging
Toward Him.
Unlontown, Pa., July 27. Imprisoned
in Lemont Mine, No. 1. by the floods of
three days ago, John Bolcheck, who was
married only two weeks ago. attracted
the attention of a rescuing party to
night by his cries, and a party of thirty
miners are now digging frantically
through a thick wall of coal to rescue
the man. With Bolcheck are two men.
and hope had been abandoned for their
escape. Bolcheck's bride, who thought
she was a widow, has been at the mouth
of the mine almost constantly since the
flood occurred.
The place In which Bolcheck has been
located. Is filled with water, and the
man. to be alite. must have stood in
water up to his neck for three days.
New York. July 27. Tom Sharkey, the
former pugilist, has effected a recon
ciliation with his wife, he declared to
day, and the divorce suit, which was to
have been begun In the Brooklyn courts
on Monday, has been called off.
Sharkey and his wife have been mar
ried nine years and he declares that
her determination to sue him for a sep
aration came as a complete surprise to
"However, it's all right now." the big
fellow said to-day. "I saw hfr last night,
we talked things over and smoothed
everything out. and she's coming back
to me to-day and we're going to make
a new start."
Mrs. Sharkey was formerly Miss Cath
erine Macintosh, the daughter of a phy
Brussels. Belgium. July 27. All Belgium
to-day Is ringing with praises ot the
bravery and coolness displayed by the
royal family when lightning struck the
chateau Declergncn while they were en
tertaining Prince Henry of Holland ot
a state dinner last night.
In the midst of the dinner there came
a blinding flash of lightning, followed
by a terrific thunder clap and the scores
of servants and attendants started to
rush wildly about In a panic.
King Albert and Queen Elizabeth, to
gether with their royal guest, worked
among the terrified attendants and finally
quieted their fears and restored order.
The chateau was found not to be serious
ly damaged.
Married in Ballroom,
Pair Spoon in Clouds
Kansas City, July 27. Honeymooning
In endless miles of starlit space, drifting,
as It were, through the heights of ro
mance, a pair of newly weds are riding in
the basket of the pilot balloon Kansas
City III to-night. In the aerial endurance
contest which is to decide which three
balloons shall carry the Stars and
Stripes in the international flight In Ger
many next fall.
The bridegroom, who is In the balloon
under Cupid's care. Is Dr. Mllo E. Hart
man, and the bride was Miss Violet
Davis, of Kansas City.
There were married In the basket of
the big bag this afternoon, with the pilot
as best man and then. Just as the last
words of the service were read, the rop-s
were released, and the pilot bulloon leap
ed into the air and was off.
The Kansas City III was well away
before the Uncle Sam. representing the
I Kansas City Aero Club, ascended. Alter
Former Washingtonian and Al
leged Member of Mabray
Gang Commits Suicide.
Took Life in San Jose, California,
While Officer Waited with Ex
tradition Papers.
They are bringing home to-day the body
of Frank Wilson Brown.
A week ago the telegraph brought home
the story of how he had killed himself In
San Jose. Cal., before he could be seized
by a detective with a warrant to fetch
h.'m half way across the continent to
stand trial on the charges that sent the
Mabray gang to the penitentiary.
There was no half way for Frank Wil
son Brown in this last chapter. There
had never been a half way for him.
When the news came to him that the
Supreme Court had attirmed the decision
of the Circuit Court denying his appli
cation ror a habeas corpus writ, he knew
what lay before him. it was stated In
the tale the telegraph told. He knew,
according to that tale, that the peniten
tiary's door was yawning to receive him.
branded In the indictment against the
Mabray gang under half a dozen aliases
and under the "key number" that the
Mabray gang leaders gave to every
member and every victim.
Frank Brown did not want to go the
way cf the gang, it was stated in the
telegraph message", and took poison and
died while the law's arm was stretching
out for him.
Comlncr Home In Coffin.
So Frank Brown went his own way
the whole way. Instead of coming half
way across the continent to Omaha
chained to a detective, he Is coming all
the way to Washington coming feet
foremost and in a long black box. yet
all the way, tb his old home, where he
was known as the daring broker, the
splendidly successful speculator, the
handsome man of pleasure, the festive
spender, the tine and genial companion.
In the years that Frank Wilson Brown
was In Washington his career was spec
tacular, his old acquaintances say. At
the time of his death he was little If any
more than forty years old- In alt youth,
spent In the Capital, his personality daz
zled. ire mule money swiftly, easily. It
seemed; he spent It with at least equal
ease and swiftness. He was Interested
with others In brokerage at one time, and
for a while he had a business of his own.
This last. It was related by acquaintances
last night, was not successful. But
through It all Frank Brown lost no gla
mour. He was an Irresistible sort of man.
thoee who knew him say. To some he
seemed not always kind, perhaps, yet
they felt his sway.
Married Mlas ?ae Dnirnon.
Brown belonged to a good family In
Washington, and he was kin to other
good families. Also he married Into a
good family. Miss Sue Dawson, daugh
ter of Edward M. Dawson, then chief
clerk, now a.sslstant attorney of the In
terior Department, was his first wife.
She separated from him. and since has
difd. A son survives.
He married also an actress, and they
later were separated.
For a while he was In the United
States Secret Service. Men In that ser
vice recalled the fact last night, but
did not recall the reason why he left
It. Later he went West. After that
he came to Washington to make visits,
but he did not maintain long residence
here, according to his acquaintances.
According to the Indictment brought
against him In Omaha, the conspiracy
to use the malls for fraudulent purposes
with which he was accused of being con
nected was started In IMC So com
pletely had he recently dropped out of
life here, however, that those who knew
him best are uncertain how long he had
been away from Washington.
Body on IVny Here.
Fifteen years ago he left Washington,
cne acquaintance raid: others said that
up to within a very few years-Washington
had been Brown's principal place of
Brown's body is consigned to Lee's un
dertaking establishment here. The man
agers of the establishment said they ex
pected the body this afternoon, but did
not know what dlsiosttlon they wtould be
required to mate of it.
"Frank W. Brown, otherwise called F.
H. Hamilton. F. H. Potter. J. J. Pom
eroy. George H. Adams. F. W. Martin
and :C Is named in an Indictment
returned by the Federal grand Jury at
Omaha In the fall of 1909. after an In
vestigation of what has since become
famous as "the Mabray gang case."
The indictment charging a conspiracy
to use the United States malls for fraud
ulent purposes names Frank W. Brown
second In a list of many. John C Ma
bray, known by several other aliases.
Continued on Puce Ten;
that the great globes went up regularly
at ten minute intervals. The weather
was ideal, the pilots confident, and there
was little choice as to possible winners.
Following is the order of the start
ing of the balloons:
Pilot balloon, Kansas City III (non
contestant), Frank M. Jacobs, pilot.
Uncle Sam (Kansas City Aero Club).
Capt. H. E. Honeywell, pilot; Roy F.
Donaldson, aid.
Million Population Club II (St Louis),
Paul McCullough, pilot: Lieut John
Hart. aid.
Cole (Indianapolis). Dr. E. Custer,
pilot: Andrew Farrell, aid.
Drifter (Cincinnati). Albert Holtz.
pilot; Charles Trsutman. old.
Kansas City II (K. a A. a). John
Wutts. pilot; George Qulsbcrry. aid.
St. Louis IV (St, Louis A. C). Will
iam F. Assman. pilot; J. C. Hulbert,
Goodyear .(Akron. Ohio), Capt. G. L.
Bumbaugb, pilot; E. H. Upson, aid,
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