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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Fair to-day; to.morro.vr unset
tled, probably followed by shower.
Temperatures yesterday Maxi
mum, 70; minimum, 61.
The Herald baa the largest
morning home. drcnlarioB, and
prints all tbs jfcws of the world
each day, in addition to many
exclusive features.
NO. 2169
WASHINGTON. D. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. 1912. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
ONE CENT.
MEXICAN TROOPS
GUARD CAPITAL
FROM SURPRISE
Madero Takes Measures to
Prevent Attack of Zapata
on September 16.
MACHINE GUNS MOUNTED
ESTRANGED WIFE
SAVES SICKLES'
ART COLLECTION
Woman From Whom Veteran
Parted 27 Years 'Ago
Pawns Her Jewels.
J GOLDARN THEM PESKY 'SKEETERS.
ENGLAND MAY
IDENTITY MIXED
IN SZABO CASE,
SAYS ATTORNEY
Gibson, Accused of Murder.
Declares Dead Woman Is Not
Person Authorities Claim,
States Warns Both Sides
that No Bullets Must Gross
the Border.
Mexico City. Sept. 12. Twelve hundred
rurales and BOO State policemen have been
brought Into Mexico City to prepare for
the attack Emlllano Zapata, has threat'
ened to make en the capital September
15. This, added to the garrison of In
fantry already here, elves a force of
about 3,000 men for the defense of this
city. The rarales are patrolling the
streets and the suburbs in mounted
squads of twenty-live to seventy-lve
men. night and day, while the fifty-odd
church towers of the capital are posted
with sentries to watch the streets and
see that no rioting starts.
An ordef has been Issued forbidding
proups of more than five persons to con
gregate at any point within the city, and
the mounted police have ordersto ride
down and disperse .gatherings of more
than this number. A searchlight has
been Installed on the tower of the build
ing occupied by the Pureta de "Veracruz,
the largest store and the highest build
ing in the city.
Great beams of light from this large
reflector wander at random over the city
all night, permitting sentries beside the
searchlight to see what Is going -on in
distant sections of the capital.
As was done at the end of the Diaz re
gime machine guns have been posted on
the roof of the Banco NaclonaU the Na
tional treasuri. the national palace, and
Chapultepec the official residence of the
President. Along three suburbs Tlalpam,
Guadalupe, and Tlalnepantla through
which Zapata has announced, he will
make his attack, especially heavy guards
have been posted, and the barracks in
each of these small towns has been pro
vided with rapid Arc guns and extra sup
plies of rifles and ammunition.
Zapata has assured foreigners that their
rights will be respected, and urges them
to fly the American flag ov er their homes
and places of business, so that his raiders
may know whom to protect In case mobs
attempt violence toward any other than
Firing Across
Border Banned
Sharp warnings that they must not
permit firing across the Mexican border
Into settlements on United States soil
were yesterday sent by the War Depart'
ment to all the federal and rebel com
manders -a ho have taken up positions
along the border which are likely to be
provocative of engagements between the
opposing forces
The leaders of both sides were em
phatlcally Informed that they must so
d'spose of their forces that no bullets
In any engagement will fly Into United
States territory, endangering life and
property of American residents This
warning mas conveyed to the federals
and rebels near Douglas. Ariz., and Waco
and Presidio, Tex. United States Army
officers commanding at these points were
Instructed to see that the message from
the War Department reached the fed
eral and rebel leaders by some means,
though the officers themselves were in
structed not to cross the border.
Attack Not Likely.
The known arrival of 450 Mexican Fed
erals, mostly Yaqul Indians, at Douglas,
Ariz., yesterday morning and the prob
able arrival of 900 more Federals late
yesterday afternoon at the same place
Elves rise to the conviction at the War
Department that there will probably be
no attack by the rebels upon Agua
Prieta, the Mexican town opposite
Douglas The first detachment of Fed
eral re-enforcements is kown to have
crossed Into Agua Prieta promptly upon
their arrival, and it is believed the other
troops will have done so by morning
The arms of the Mexicans were restored
to them as soon as they were on Mexican
soil again. They left El Paso In two
detachments, the first one of 450 leaving
Wednesday night and the second of SCO
early yesterday morning. Their baggage.
arms, and ammunition went in" a sepa
rata train.
Gen. Steever reported yesterday that
the rebels lost heavily in a recent conflict
with federals near Cuchlllo. He reports
them retreating toward Coahuila. This
body Is said to be 1,000 strong and under
the personal command of Gen. Orozco
himself. Gen. Steever has heard of fresh
revolutionary outbreaks in the States of
Coahuila. Tamaullpaa. and Nuevo Leon,
and has sent an officer to Investigate
along the Southern Rio Grande.
AMERICAN SENTENCED
TO DEATH IN MEXICO
New Tork. September 12. John Devine.
twenty-two J ears old, and a New York
er, is In the Mexican Army, under sen
tence of death, according to a letter re
ceived by Peter Devlne, father of the
boy and a wealthycontractor. living at
BOSS Broadway, this city. The father
has communicated with Senator James
O Gorman, who has placed the matter
before the State Department at Wash
ington. The young man's mother Is
dead, and he Is an only child. He has
been wandering about the United States,
Canada, and Mexico for more than two
years, having left home following a dis
agreement with "his father.
The message received from John De
fine reads:
T am with the Mexican Army., Am
sentenced to be shot. Good-by, ' alL
Jack."
The place where the boy Is held pris
oner is unknown to-his father. t
9125 Baltimore and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio,
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 00 a. m. train Monday.
All trains both ways, Including; the
Royal Limited, .,
PAYS BANK'S JUDGMENT
Weeps Bitterly as She Hands the
Costly Gems Over Counter
to Money Lender.
New York. Sept. 12. The threatened
loss of his priceless collection of objects
of art and rare atones, which has bung
like a pall oer the head of Gen. Daniel
E. pickles, diplomatist, the veteran of
several wars, and which, his friends as
sert. Is the real reason why the old
warrior refused to permit the use of his
name as a candidate for the office of
commander-in-chief before his comrades,
now in session at .Los Angeles, was
averted this afternoon, for the general's
wife, front- whom he has been estranged
for the past twent) -seven J ears, took
her "Jewelry from a safety vault down
town and passed It over the counter in
a pawnbroker's shop to satl'fy the Judg
ment against the old soldier.
She wept bitterly as the gems enough
to total more than $8,000 were passed
ov er to the money lender. ' I have done
it tor htm." she said between sobs The
money In her possession, the Judgment
whs satisfied within half an hour, and
to-night, uptown in the neighborhood
where the distinguished veteran and his
handsome wife have for jears main
tained separate establishments, there are
whisperings of a reconciliation.
Coca to Safe Deposit Vaults.
About 1 o'clock this afternoon Mrs
Sickles, accompanied by her son Stanton,
left their home, at 3 West Eightieth
Street, and went to the sate deposit
vaults of the Knickerbocker Trust Com
pany, at Thirty-fourth Street and Fifth
Avenue. Stanton Sickles remained In the
waiting room while his mother went to
her safe deposit box. She came forth in
a minute with a fair-sized white paste
board box in her hands. It was tied
around with ordinary white cord.
with this box held carelessly, it seem-
1. she and her son worked their way
through the crowd in the shopping dis
trlcL Their destination was McAleenan's
I pawn shop at Thirty-fifth Street and
I Sixth Avenue.
i No one recognized the dark-visaged
I woman and the tall, athletic young man
i as mey enierea tne renaerioin snap.
with trembling hand Mrs. Sickles broke
the string that bound the cover to the
little box she laid on the pawn shop
counter in front of her Tears trickled
down her cheeks, and her son stood by
her side, his bead bared
Team Blind Her,
She took them from the box one by
one. those memories of the glorious days
of vouth and romance at her home In
Spain There were ropes of pearls, heavy
bands of gold set with diamonds, and
bracelets and brooches of antique de
sign There was one Jewel, a diamond and
sapphire bracelet, over which she lingered
long before parting Blinded by tears she
stretched out her hand to lay this with
the others which were to be hid away
in the 'money lenders safe. It fell to
the floor, and as young Stanton Sickles
p'eked It up and put it In Its place, his
mother said:
"That was the gift from Jour father
that I loed most. He gave It to me
the day you were born."
Prom the pawn shop Mrs Sickles went
to the office of the Lincoln Trust Com
pany, where, the' hard part of her or
deal over, she paid the money cheerful
ly to satisfy the Judgment the bank held
against the old general. Vice President
Webb gave her a receipt, and acknowl
edged satisfaction of the Judgment.
Wedded In Madrid,
Gen. Sickles, Just from the battlefield
and wearing the laurels and scars of the
victor, won the Span'sh belle while he
was United States Minister to Madrid,
in the period following the civil war.
She was the daughter of the Spanish
Councilor of State and the niece of the
Marchioness Novallches It also Tell to
her lot. as one of the most beautiful
young ladies of the court, to be mistress
of the robes at Queen Isabella's court.
Gen. Sickles and his Spanish bride were
married at court in 1S71. while he was
still the representative of his country at
tne court oi Spain, two years later.
however, he returned to America. His
bride came with him, and two children
were born to them, a son and a daughter.
it was aoout twenty-keven years ago
that the general and his wife parted. She
returned to her own country, and her
children have spent most of their lives
there. In 1S3S she came to the United
States again to live, and took a hot.se
Just around the corner from the home
of her Husband.
TO ESTABLISH COLORED
SETTLEMENT NEAR
MILLIONAIRE COLONY
New York, Sept. 12. Near the summer
homes of August Belmont. Jr., J. B.
Stanchfleld. J. D. Falrchild, and Maude
Adams at Central Isllp, Long Island, la
to be started a colony for negroes.
Carlton Park Is the name that has
been given to the district. In the middle
of the park will be erected a factory and
trade school. The 750 persons who are
expected to settle there will be taught
trades.
Joseph N. Pugh, donor of the land, said
to-day:
"I believe the colored people will pros
per much more if they axe placed in a
separate colony."
Mrs. Sage Gives 950,000.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 12. Chancellor
James R. Day announced this morning
that Mrs. Russell Sage had given Syra
cuse University, through him. tSO.000. for
Its agricultural school. In memory of her
father, the late Joseph Slocum. Mr.
Slocnm was -Interested in the study of
agricultural meuoas in wis country and
in Europe.
fl.00 to Frederick, Antletanv and
Banraloira and Return.
Baltimore and Ohio. Sunday, Sept. 15.
Special train leaves Tlnlnn Rton
Sa-jru
Curfew Law Dims
Broadway Lights
After Midnight
New York, Sept. 12. Broadway, guaran-
teed by Its habitues to be the greatest
White Wai In the world, now has a cur
few law. .The new regulation went into
effect last night and fifteen arrests were
made between midnight Wednesday night
and dawn this morning. More will fol
low. according to Inspector Dwjer. un
less all forms of curbstone comedy are
cut out ot the night life of the famous
thoroughfare. The authorities have de
cided that a man or a woman who Is go
ing somewnere has no business on Broad
way after 12 o'clock, and the well dress
ed voungsters who likes his bright lights
burning mellow, will find some neat ef
fects In the moth flame pattern if he
persists In loitering on Broadway after
midnight.
Confidence men and "young bloods"
generally, who bang around entrances
to the uptown hotels will have to keep
moving or spend the evening In the stout
house Once there was a man without
a country and he couldn't stand the gaff,
bo he died; these men without a street
have the same opportunity so far as the
police are concerned Policemen and men
on fixed posts have strict orders to show
tbe ugly sides ot their natures, and
when a young man is found idly basking
in the golden glow of the lights on
Broadway after 12, it will be a case of
officer, do your duty.
SAYS PUGILIST'S
WfFEJAASJNSANE
Mother of Mrs. "Jack" Johnson De
clares Daughter Would Not
Have Marrftd if Sane.
UNCERTAIN ABOUT FUNERAL
Brooklyn. N. Y, Sept. 11 Asiertlng
that her daughter was insane, Mrs. David
Terry, of this city Is In a state of col
lapse over the suicide In Chicago of her
daughter, Mrs. "Jack" Johnson, wife of
the champion heavy-weight pugilist of
the world, and formerly the wife of Clar
ence E. Durya, wealthy New York and
Long Island horseman.
Last February friends and relatives ot
the former ailss Etta Terry were shock
ed to learn that she had been for
month the wife of "Jack" Johnson. The
revelation, that made her a social parlan,
so far as the white race was concerned.
and which Is believed to have hastened
the death of her father. David Terry.
member of the manufacturing firm of
Young & Glrard, of Greenpolnt, came
as a result of the threatened prosecu
tion of Johnson on a charge of bigamy.
Shocked beyond measure by tbe an
nouncement, relatives of the beautiful
young woman In Brooklyn and Long Is
land at once announced that she had
made herself an outcast, and would never
be recognized by them again. Tbe sole
exception, the one person who did not de
nounce her as an, outcast. It was said,
was her mother, who is prostrated with
grief to-day.
Mrs. Terry was unable to say whether
her daughter's body would be brought
back here for burial. She said she would
first have to communicate with .her son,
George Chester Terry, who Is In Nova
Scotia, on a vacation. To this son the
question of the family taking charge ot
tbe body and funeral will be left.
"This has been a terrible Mow to us. a
family which has always stood high In
the community," said Mrs. Terry. "My
daughter-was Insane, else she would hot
have married Johnson. Some years ago
she received an Injury to her SDlnt. and
this affected her mind. When she met
Johnson we did everything in our power
to prevent her marrying him. but he had
money and we had. none so she could
not be dissuaded." '
92.00 to Luxay, "Va- and Return.
Baltimore and Oklo Railroad.
Sunday. September 15th. Special train
leaves Union Station SJS a. ra.
CEREMONIES FOR
MIKADO BEGIN;
-LASTTWO DAYS
New Emperor of Japan Opens
Ceremonials byvVisit to
Coffin of Late Ruler.
BIG PROCESSION TO-DAY
Tokyo, Sept 12. With the appearance
t Emperor Yoshihito, accompanied by
Count Togo, grand master of ceremonies,
and Count Watanabe, minister of the
imperial household. In the main hall of
the national palace at S o'clock this
morning, the three-day funeral services
for the dead Emperor, Mutsuhlto, began
to-day. They will continue until the
body of the late Emperor Is laid to his
last long rest In the ancient imperial
cemetery at Kioto on Sunda.
.More than 100 000 persons from all
parts of Japan are gathered in the capi
tal this morning, all mourning with a
deep and sincere grief for him who Is
known as the "Emperor of enlighten
ment." The funeral, which is to cost
more than I1.000.0CO, mingles
strange ceremonials the centuries-old
rites and costumes of Shlntolsm, with
the modern military display of twen
tleth century Japan.
Collin Weighs Over Tnn.
In an enormous coffin, weighing one
and one-half tons, and decorated with
all the art and symbolism of the priests
of the national religion, the remains ot
the Emperor lie in the palace. Around
it for more than an hour, stood the new
Emperor, clad in the uniform of a com-mander-in-chlsf,
crape knotted on his
arm, and at tho hilt of his golden
sword: his escort; four chamberlains
carrying tbe Imperial sword and seal;
Prince Katsura, the lord chamberlain,
and Gen. Makamura. chief ald-de-camp.
These are known as tbe official mourn
ers. Outside, gathered in the streets, crowd
ed up to the gates ot the moated park
In which Is located the palace, and from
which the late Emperor had stepped but
few times in his long reign, are packed
the mourners from all walks ot life and
from ail parts of Japan. There is nd
sign of mourning, as Europeans and
Americans know it, for black clothing or
draperies is absent. In the place of It
everywhere blossom the vlyid colorings
of the Orient. Only the somber suits of
the ministers of the foreign republics,
who are gathered here, form sudden
contrast to the moving mass of color
which has filled Tokyo to overflowing.
Knox Enters Palace.
Sorrow for the dead ruler; however. Is
manifest on all faces, those of them who
lived their lives closest to the great
Mutsuhlto showing most their grief for
me passing oi tneir one time leader.
Official representatives of every coun
try are here to participate in the last
ceremonies. Prominent In the list are
Secretary of State Knox, who Is accom
panied by Pensford E. Miller, chief of
ine lar iasirn section or the State
Department: Rar Admiral Alfred Rev.
nolds. of the United States Navy, and
Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, of the
United States Army.
The representatives of the United
States government entered the moated
palace shortly after the new Emperor
nan passed in to mourn with his dead.
This afternoon there will be processions,
prayers in all the temples: the rineine
of bells, and the singing of sacred songs.
a.cn aay win nave separate ceremo
nials until Sunday, when the funeral ob
servance wUI end, the v lsltora from many
lands will go to their homes, tbe peop'e
of Japan will disperse to the four corners
of the empire, and Yoshihito will be face'
to face with the problems of the tu
tion, as his father was mora than 1 a
.quarter ot a century ago. , '
President Again
Poses for Moving
Picture Operators
Beverly. Mass.. Sept. 11 President Taft
received good news to-day when he got
a telegram from Gov. E. M. Hay, of
Washington, telling of the results of the
campaign in that State. Chairman Hllles.
of tbe national committee, was In touch
with the President over the long-distance
telephone from New York, and said
that conditions are looking brighter all
over the country
Dr F. A. Cleveland, of the President's
Commission of Economy and Efficiency,
and R. P Beamish, one of the editors of
the Philadelphia Press, were callers dur
ing the day. Solicitor Chandler P. An
derson, of the State Department, and
Attorney General George W. Wickersham
spent the day with the President. Sec
retary of the Treasury Franklin Mac
Veagh was also among the callers at
' Paramatta."
This morning the Pres'dent golfed at
Myopia w ith Mr Anderson, and the Pres
ident planted a tree and strolled about
the grounds of the estate for the benefit
ot moving picture machine operators be
tween visits this afternoon.
GAYNOR AND WALDO
MAY FACE LIBEL
Correspondence Made Public by the
Mayor Lays Foundation for
Suits by Koenig.
New York, Sept. 11 Major William J.
Gaynor to-day made public correspond
ence between himself and Police Com
mlssloner Rhlnelander Waldo, which laid
the foundation for a libel suit against
both the Ma) or and the commissioner.
In -a. letter from Mr. Waldo to Mr. Gay-
nor, tbe commissioner charges that As
sistant District Attorney Morris Koenig.
brotl-er of Samuel S. Koenig. president
of the Republican county committee, is
a member of the Sam Paul association.
Both Morris and Samuel Koenig to
night denied any connection with the
association, which is notorious as a hang
out of gamblers and petty crooks of the
underworld It Is alleged that Sam Paul,
through bis connections as a Tammany
henchman, helps to protect these para
sites from the law. Morris Koenig an
nounced that he would bring either crimi
nal or civil proceedings against both
the Major and the commissioner, though
the Mayor in his reply to Waldo, makes
only guarded references to either of the
Koenlgs who are named openly as mem
bers of the association by Waldo.
In order to se that there Is no trick
behind the taking of the testimony ot
the men connected with the arrest of
Sam Schepps at Hot Springs, District
Attorney Whitman will go in person to
the Southern resort, at the same time
that emissaries from the defense of Po
lice Lieut. Becker are sent to take the
wanted testimony. It was on the excuse
ot needing time to get this evidence that
Becker's trial was postponed by Justice
Eischoff until October 7.
Miss Laura Davis, the pretty young
(Chicago singer, who came here from
Mlddietown. N. Y.. expecting the trial
to go ahead. to-day, had a long talk withl
Assistant District Attorney Moss. Miss
Davis witnessed the killing of Rosenthal
from a window of the Hotel Cadillac on
the night of July 16.
STRIKE SITUATION UNCHANGED.
No Settlement Reached Between
Rallrond Officials and Trainmen.
Officials of Southeastern railways, when
asked the results of the conference be
tween them and representatives of unions
yesterday, replied, that the situation was
practically unchangedvln regard to the
threatened trainmen's strike.
Both sides are unwilling to give out a
statement as to the progress which has
been made toward arbitration, and as a
result various rumors are afloat. The
union men are determined to obtain their
original demands, or else strike. It is
said, .however, that they may accept a
small raise temporarily in order to reach
an amicable settlement,
NOT TAKE PART
IN FRISCO FAIR
British Government Leaves Way
Open to Refuse Because of
Panama Canai Legislation.
ACCEPTANCE PROVISIONAL
Eighteen Nations Signify Intentions
of Participating in Exposition. -Mors
to Come Later.
The British government has left the
way open so that should Its dissatisfac
tion over tbe Panama Canal legislation
continue. It can refuse to participate in
the canal exposition at San Francisco In
ISIS, it was learned In Washington yes
terday. The acceptance of the Presi
dent's invitation to participate has been
accepted only provisionally by Great
Britain, so that It may at any time an-
nousce a decision not to take part llil
mo cueorauon oi me opening oi tnei
canal without breaking any Dledees.
While threats of this sort have been
made in Great Britain frequently during
tne last two months, there Is little ex-
pectatlon here that the British govern
ment win choose to retaliate in such
manner. Still, that government ha left
a loophole by which she can easily re-
ruse to join In the exposition, and,
some quarters, an intention of so doing
unless the United States recedes from
its position in the matter of canal tolls
Is taken seriously.
Cauda to Participate.
Canada, on the other band, at whose
Instance. It Is believed by many, that
Great Britain protested against the canal
legislation when It was pending In the
(Senate, has given an unqualified accept
ance ux ins xresioeni s inviiauon u
take part in the exposition It has fre
quently been stated that Canadian rail
road Interests, which are subsidized by
the Canadian government, were In the
main responsible for tbe British protest
against canal legislation. These railroad
Interests also control extensive steamship
lines. Yet, Canada Is in the exposition
now, and, having agreed to participate,
there Is small reason to believe that she
will withdraw -her given word.
As a matter of fact France is the only
European country which has given her
unequivocal and unqualified acceptance
of the Invitation of the United States
take part in the exposition. While
practically all tbe European nations have
made formal declaration of their proba
ble participation, none but France has
given full .' official acceptance. Great
Britain Is tho only ono which has offi
cially given a provisional acceptance.
Eighteen Countries to Take Part.
Of the eighteen countries which have
accepted the President's invitation. Great
Britain included, all but France. Great
Britain, and Japan are countries of the
western hemisphere. All the numerous
republics of the Americas and Caribbean
have great expectations of reaping a
profit from the canal, and are fairly
leaping over one another In their en
deavors to make a good showing at San
Francisco.
The list of these acceptances Is as fol
lows:
Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Dominican Republic Ecuador, France,
Great Britain (provisionally). Guatemala.
Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nica
ragua. Panama. Peru, Salvador, and
Uruguav.
The greatest countries of Sou'h Amer
icaBrazil and Argentina hav e nc yet
accepted, but there Is no doubt of ti."lr
full participation. No apprehensions are
felt regarding hardlv any of the nations
which have not vet formally accepted.
Inasmuch as the invitation has been In
their hands but a comparatlv el short
time, and the exposition itself will not
take place until nearly three jears from
now.
BRYAN READY TO
START ON T. RS TRAIL
New York, Sept. 11 William Jennings
Brian will take the trail of Col. Roose
velt next Saturday, starting from Den
ver. He telegraphed the Democratic
National Committee his intentions to
day, saving he would leave Denver and
speak wherever Roosevelt has spoken In
Colorado. Utah. Montana, Nevada. Cali
fornia. Washington, an Oregon, returning
to Lincoln on October 2 for a brief rest.
After that he will go back on the Roose
velt trail and stay there until election.
Sacs Steamship Line.
New York. Sept. 11 Carl E. Whitney,
Assistant United States District Attorney,
filed to-day In the District CJJrt . libel
against the Ward Line Steamship Hava-
By this suit the government seeks
to collect a penalty of J3.CO0 for an alleged
violation ot national health regulations
in leaving Havana without -a. proper)
Health certificate.
Hist! lfs Friday, 13th,
the Day
Age-old superstitions, echoing from out
the gay yet parlous days and nights
when gods and men trod the bright earth
together, and made the high heavens
ring with their warrings and wassailings
and laughter and loves, mingle In a weird
walling to cast a fearsome spell over this
Friday, thl.teenth of September.
Friday, thirteenth the words thrill with
their wild strangeness of uncanny witch
ery, the wanchancy call of Bad Luck.
Friday mated with thirteen makes this
a woeful day In the calendar of the
superstitious. x Hangman's day. Devil's
day, a time of witchery and unknown
powers. Ogers are abroad, evil spirits,
wicked ghosts.
A day of shuddering doubt, a creepy.
chilling day, when graves yawn and
shadows stalk the quiet churchyards, as
of a mystically moon-lit night. Its dread.
may not be lightly laughed away bark!'
Laughter is hollow, like an echo from
the tomb.
The superstition Is too strong it Is an
Instinct. It Is so old.
Before there was a hangman, Friday
was the terror of the days. Before
Jesus Christ was crucified, Friday stood
FLAW IN THE PROSECUTION
Statement.
However Goes to Call in
Middlefown Jail.
Mlddietown. N. Y Sept. It Burto
'. Gibson, the New York lawyer nnde
arrest charged with the murder of Ross
Menschik Szabo, made the first move In
bis own defense here to-night, when ha
made the startling statement that the
woman who was drowned while boating
with him In Greenwood Lake on July IS,
and whose body was exhumed la.t Tues
day for an autopsy, which showed that
stransnilatlon. tint iirrnniir vo h.
cause of her death, is not the Rosa
Menschik whose mother died In Austria
two years ago, and whose brother la
now en route to America to assist In
his prosecution. He referred to the
woman he knew as Mrs. Rltter.
The Rosa Menschik Szabo. whose win
he filed, making her mother sole heir,
is another Mrs. Szabo. he declares, and.
of course, the woman represented as
Mrs Szabo's mother and whom he re
asserted to-day Is still living in New
York. Is the one he represented her to be.
Opens Up Vital Flair.
This shift in the Gibson defense does
not relieve him of the charge of murder,
but opens up a vital flaw in the case
of the prosecution. If he can prove ths
prosecution has involved the wrong wo
man it will then appear that he did not
swear falsely that the woman's mother
was living in New York that he did
net commit perjury and did not enter
into a conspiracy.
The authorities declared to-night, how.
ever, that Gibson was trying to compli
cate the case and that the charges
against him would be proven.
Gibson maintained his iron nerve to
n'ght, giving a straightforward version
of the lake tragedy and declaring his
belief that he would be discharged after
the preliminary hearing. He said he
would not need any counsel besides him
self. On his way to a cell In the local
Jail he said he had not taken the case
seriously unta to-day.
TAFT ORATORS
TRAIL ROOSEVELT
J.-IT. Harlan and Adam Bede Say
Unpleasant Things About
the Colonel.
Boise. Idaho, Sept 11 Hot upon tn
trail of CoL Roosevelt In his campaign
through Oregon and Idaho came a brace
of Taft spellbinders, calling the colonel
wicked names for Insisting that Taft's
nomination was a "theft." The militant
orators, John M. Harlln of Illinois, son
of tho late associate Justice, and Adam
Bede. former Congressman from Minne
sota, caught up with the colonel at La
Grande, Oreg, but the two parties
steered clear of a clash
At the county fair grounds at La
Grande, the former President scathingly
assailed the pursuing Taftltes.
' I understand that some Imported ora
tors have come into this State to bark
at my heels." snapped the colonel. "Every
man of them was beaten In the spring
primaries in his own State. The man
from Illinois was beaten 54 to 2 and
the man from Kansas, for I understand
they have a Kansas orator too, was
beaten 24 to 1 These prophets without
honor in their own country, these dis
credited politicians who count for noth
ing in their States, who were beaten
hands down have come here to ask you
to vote for the bosses. They want you
to forsake the cause of the people and
to put themselves, the politician type, in
to office.
"Now. I want to say here that thes
beaten men are the very ones we are
fighting to keep from regaining power.
If ou listen to them jou are wasting
v cur time. They don't deser.e to be
heard by any decent audience."
The Taft managers in La Grands
wanted Bede and Harlan to hustle into
the fair grounds Immediately aftr the
colonel left to open fire on him. but the
fair promoters. Roosevelt sympathizers.
declined to allow It. The Taft orators
hurried into town, getting there fifteen
minutes before Roosevelt left. They
stajed downtown, and as the colonel
boarded his train, the pair launched thets
attack.
ot 111 Omen
a gaunt specter to shut the road ot time
from the hopeful beginning of the week
ly round of fru'tful labor to the endlnff
of the tour of work and the coming of.
the rest day.
Of a Friday Adam and Eve ate o
that forb'dden fruit "whose mortal taste
brought death Into the world and all our
woe." Cast out from their bright
garden, whence the angels held them
forth, they died In the sadness of mor
tality on a Friday.
Thirteen conies' like a cloud out of the
mjth and legend. Before Christ sat at
meat, in that last supper, with His
twelve apostles, of whom Judas, called
Iscariot, first arose, thirteen brought Its
threat of trial and tribulation.
Thirteen Norse gods sat at table.' and
Balder, arising first, waa first to die.
Yea. far back In those dim recesses of
time when Buddha, and Brahma smiled
their inscrutable, eternal smiles. hlrtn
held the charm ot evil.
Well there's nothing you can do to rmt
the day off. Bre-ithe deeply, speak soft
ly, eat lightly, step nimbly, smile broad
ly. You II probably come through aU
right. There'U be another Friday thir
teenth, la December.
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