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little change in temperature.
. Temperatures yesterday Max
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Chief Bull Moose on the' Stand
Four Hours Explaining
Campaign Gifts.
li Baffli at HimarHi, Toll of
nnonucDfo iihjv
iuntnpw1 ii
"Stern" Cross-examiners Never Even
Penetrate the Third Termer's
Theodore Roosevelt, former President,
and now third-term candidate of the Bull
Moose party, spent four and a half hours
on the witness stand before the Clapp
committee of the Senate, which U mak
ing a specialty these da) a of Investigat
ing contributions to the 1901 campaign
Col. Roosevelt spent two hours In the
morning, telling the committee why It
would be a physical Impossibility for any
of the implied and expressed charges
against him to be true, and two hours
and a half In the afternoon repeating
by piecemeal what he had said In the
When COL Roosevelt left the stand after
c most considerate and utterly futile
cross-examination at the hands of Sena
tors Paynter and Pomerene, Democrats,
he had realized the fondest hopes of his
friends and political followers, and the
gravest fears of his enemies and political
opponents he had come through the "or-!-aI
" with flying colors. The roar of
laughter from a friendly house of spec
tators which greeted his final sally was
echoed and Intensified In the beaming
countenance and air of complete satisfac
tion be carried from the committee room.
Ills entrance and his exit had been In
the nature of an ovation and his experi
ence In the witness chair had strikingly
resembled that of a participant in an
Important, but friendly conference.
Colonel Good Witness.
Those who are on opposite sides of the
present political fight were grudging
witnesses to the fact that not once had
the colonel suffered even a temporary
embarrassment as the result of ques
tions propounded by the two hostile
members of the committee who examined
him. He came prepared to answer and
explain everything. ;not only what had
been brought out In fact and conjecture
ov previous witnesses, but also what
eer construction might be placed on
his own tcstimrny and explanations by
memucxa of the committee.
The cross-examination by Senators
Paynter and Pomerene centered chiefly
sround two points In the first dace.
his questioners sought to draw from the
colonel an admission that some, at least.
of the big corporations which contributed
In the neighborhood of 11.500.000 to his
19C4 campaign fund must have expected
sme return for their gifts. In the sec
ond place, they sought to substantiate
the Harrlman story In connection with
the late railroad king's efforts in col-
lectins a fund of 3340 000 in 1304. that,
though the money was need In New York
State, it was raised at the earnest so
licitation of the then President who de
sired to-aid the State ticket because he
feared that his own cause would suffer
ir the Republican State ticket failed in
New York.
Inmomnt of Horgnii'i Donation.
CoL Rosevelt met the first point by
recounting the achievements of his first
administration as proof that no reason
able man might expect illicit reward for
contributing to his campaign funds, and
particularly with relation to the 100,000
coniriDuuons wnicn have been traced to
J P. Morgan & Co. the Standard OH
Company. Henry a Frick, -the steel mag
nate. and George Gould, the railroad
magnate. He said that up until Thurs
day, when he learned for the first time
or the contribution of J10O.0OO made to his
fund b J. P. Morgan, and the latter's
additional $50,000 contribution to the Har
rlman fund, he had believed Mr. Morgan
hostile to him because he blocked the
latter s plan to obtain command of the
railroad situation through a merger cf
Western lines under the Northern Se
Contlnned on Page Foar. I
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3inS, It. P. 3IcGRAItX.
Lancaster. Pa., Oct 4. Richard P. Mc-
Grann. who Just a few years ago was
hobnobbing with aristocracy and trading
horses with kings, while gay Broadway
glowed with the glittering stories of his
achievements as a "spendthrift," has
been reduced to to sausage. The man
who married Miss Amy Penn (descendant
of the original William Penn) and started
out a decade ago to lite the life of a
millionaire on an Income of 315 000 a year
has discovered that the pace wastoo
great a strain on his purse strings.'and
he is now personal conductor of a plant
In this city where they turn out scrapple
and sausages.
Rector of Catholic University
Piays an Angel of Mercy
at Westport, Goon.
Ministering to, the dying and. assisting
the Injured In the railroad wreck on the
New York. New Have'i and Hartford
Railroad, Thursday, at Westport; Conn.
Mgr. Thomas Shahan.. rector of Catholic
University, was an angel of mercy In the
jnldst of all that havoc and disaster
Mgr. Shahan was a passenger on the
wrecked train, which left the tracks on
an open switch carrying set en to death
and causing the Injury of more than
forty. He was returning to Washington
from the 'North, where he had been visit
ing on business. He returned to Wash
ington from New York yesterday after
noon. Mgr. Shahan was In one of the rear
Pullmand, and, aside from being badly
shaken up, was uninjured Forgetting
himself In his desire to assist others.
Mgr Shahan was one of the first to
reach the ditched cars, and one of the
foremost In assisting In the rescue work.
With other passengers and trainmen he
assisted in taking from the wrecked
coaches the dead, dying, and injured,
and he also administered the last rites
to the dying
Identified as Mgr. Shahan.
Dispatches from the scene of the wreck
tell of an unknown priest who led the
bands of rescuers. He has been Identi
fied as Mgr. Shahan. While the rector
will not speak of the part he plated in
the rescue work. It became known jes
terday through other priests at Catholic
The dispatch from the scene of the
wreck, which stated that Secretary of
tne Treasury Macveagh was on the
wrecked train, was denied at the Treas
ury Department yesterday. Assistant
Secretary Sherman Allen stated that a,
te.egram had been received from Secre
tary Macveagh to the effect that he was
on the train after the one which was
Death for Both Sides Is ,
Servians and Montenegrins Reiertri
to Be Active Along Trwir
Respective larders?
London. Oct 1 War In the P"inf
J a reality. The" fighting which began
yesterday on the Bulgarian and Servian
frontiers was renewed to-day with In
creased vigor. The Balkan governments
are rushing with all possible baste the
completion of their mobilization plans,
and a formal declaration of hostilities Is
now awaited to set the augmented and
combined forces of Bulgaria, Greece,
Servla, and Montenegro In motion against
Dispatches received to-night from
points In the Balkans, though subject to
a rigid censorship, bring fragmentary
reports of the fighting and more detailed
accounts of the war preparations.
The advance guard of the Bulgarian
army Is advancing on Adrlanople. but
serious resistance Is being met with en
route. Several engagements hae been
fought The entire Bulgarian army will
follow this route Into Turkey. It Is be
lieved, as a straight march from Adrlano
ple would bring the troops to Constanti
nople. 400 Reported Slain.
Four hundred troops on both sides are
reported slain In a battle at Harmanlt
In Bulgaria, thirty-seven miles north of
Adrlanople, but this has not been con
.with the Bulgarians active in North
eastern Turkey, the Servians have as
sumed the aggressive on their own bor
der In Northwestern Turkey, and the
Montenegrins are active on the extreme
northwestern frontier. Three battalions
of Montenegrins have crossed the fron
tier north of Skutari., Across the line
they were Joined by the Mallssori tribes
men, and the two forces are advancing
to meet the Turkish troops. Thus Tur
key Is harassed at three widely sep
arated points. Her position will be great
ly strengthened If Roumanja. north of
Bulgaria. comes to her assistance,
now seems probable
The Mohammedan Albanians have join
ed the Turkish forces, while the Chris
tians In Albania are loraljo the .Monte
negrins. According to a dispatch from Athens,
a plot to assassinate every Greek IrvAl
banla has been discovered. It Is report
ed that several hundred have already
been slain.
Minister BoutelVs Daughter
To Wed John W. Brooks
Wedding to Take Place
in Capital on Thanks
giving Day The An
nouncement Comes
from Paris.
Special Cable to Tht VTtshlnjton Renld.
Paris, Oct 4. The wedding of Miss
Alice Gates Boutell, on'y daughter of
the American Minister to Switzerland,
and Mrs. Henry Sherman Boutell. with
John Wood Brooks Ladd. will take place
In Washington, November 28.
The fiance Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Babson S. Ladd, of Boston and Cohas
sett The marriage will take place on
Thanksgiving in compliance -with Miss
Boutell's wish. The ceremony will be
performed by the Rev. Reginald Pearce.
the brides godfather. In St John's Epis
copal Church.
The bride's sister-in-law, Mrs. Roger
Sherman Fales Boutell, will "be the ma
tron of honor, and Miss Constance Ander
son, of Ottawa, the maid of honor. The
bridesmaids will be Miss Amelia Ladd.
sister of the bridegroom; Miss Mary
Bourne, cousin of the bride; the Misses
Catherine T. Helbrook. Margaret Worth-
mgton. t-ieanor Murray, and Frances Jt
Webster, all of Washington. '
The best man will be Hugh (Sates
Boutell. brother of the bride. The ush
ers win te Roger Sherman Gates Bou
tell. Ralph Rich. Steward Hayman.
Rew Heath, and Bertram Viles, all of
Boston, and M. de Fremercy, of San
Francisco, a classmate of the bridegroom
at Harvard.
Mr. and Mrs. .Boutell and Miss Boutell,
Who have been spenolnr the rast fort-
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L. L. Coftamoglu, Charge d'Affalres
of the Greek. Legation, stated last night
that his statement concerning the mob
ilization of the Grecian army had been
misconstrued in many quarters. Mr. Cof-
tanzoglu declared that the mobilization
of troops was, so far as his advices
stated, for the purpose of defense, and
not for any Invasion of forehrn soiL H
refused to comment on the situation In
me isaiKans.
The order from Athens, slimed hv T.
Coromllas, Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
contains the following sneclflcatlons?
"Effecthe from midnight of September
ii aro cauea ior service those who serv
ed from 1900 to 1900, Inclusive, also all
those belonging to the First Second.
Third and Seventh Military Depart
ments, and those belonging to the Na
tional Guard, serving from 1S36 to 1S.
Inclusive, and also those who were call
ed In 1911 and lsli By another royal de
cree are called to the navy those who
served from 1ST9 to 18X5 and those who
were called In S10 and 191L
"Also all officers of Infantry and ar
tillery of the National Guard from 1S0S
10 X9, inclusive."
Chicago. Oct t The admission by
Charles R, Crane that he was the donor
of C0.CC0 both to the campaign funds of
Governor Wilson of New Jerse), Demo
crat and Senator La Follette of Wiscon
sin. Republican, was a denial of the state
ment made by E. H., Hooker, treasurer of
the Progressive campaign fund, only In
that Mr. Crane asserted that his contri
butions to both candidates had been CO.
000 and not $70,000 each, as stated by Mr.
Hooker In his testimony before the Sena
torial Investigating committee on cam
paign fund contributions.
D'Aragon, Pretender to Throne
of Spain, Detained by Im
migration Officers.
New York. Oct 4 Ludlvlco Plgnatelll,
Prince d'Aragon, scion of one of bpa'n s
noble families, pretender to the throne
of Spain, U a guest of Uncle Sam In the
detention pen at Bills Island As a re
sult of confidential Information sent to
the" Commissioner of Immigration, the
naugniy grajiae was reiuFra rennission
to laaa oa ius arrival ioaay irom
On his former visits to this country
and particularly at the timehe was pay
ing court to Miss Mary Duke, daughter
or BenJsmm Duke, the tobacco million
aire, the prince came ashore surround-
b a large retinue and was per
mitted to visit these shores unmolested.
Since then his conduct In France was
such that he Is under a ban 'of expul
sion, and It was from Information re-
selved from the French government that
the prince went to Ellis Island to-day.
Waxes Indignant.
When an Inspector notified the royal
visitor that bis character and financial
standing would have to be Investigated
before he would be able to proceed to
Virginia, Prince d'Aragon choked with
Indignation. As the full meaning of the
inspector's Information dawned' on him
the Spaniard recovered his composure
and said haughtll):
"It Is Impossible for me to.go to Ellis
Island. I am a prince of royal descent
and you Insult me. Is this the prated
liberty of America' Mr. Jules Bache,
the banker, will be at the pier to meet
York will see that the insult that has Stanton, silencing hU mother's excited
been naid me Is made the subiect of an protests with a gesture of finality." He
official dl'patch to Washington,'
Soi Declares Hero of Gittys
bare Is Now inDiltMire
than $1,000,000.
Savs Ke Will Sua Fair Chanters
- Who Robbed Him and His
Family of Big Fortune.
New York. Oct 4. Declaring hi In
tention of driving Gen. Daniel E. Sickles
into "an old soldiers' home "because of
his "base and untruthful attack upon
the character of my mother," Stanton
Sickles to -night resumed his bombard
ment upon the aged warrior. The son
of the hero of Gettysburg revealed sev
eral sensational and hitherto unwritten
chapters In the family history, mention
ing two more women besides the promi
nent society woman already mentioned
with whom he declared his father en
tertained llasons, and to whom he stated
Gen. Sickles had given nearly 14.000,000.
He stated that his father's debts may
reach the appalling amount of 11,000.000.
This money has been lost principally In
Wall Street, according to the son.
"My father came to me In great dis
tress In March, 1X6." recounted Mr.
Sickles "He told me that he had been
Intrusted with J4.000 by the government
to disburse for the Gettysburg-Chatta
nooga Memorial Association: that he ha
found other uses for the money, and
that he should be forced to replace U
by July 1 of that year He wanted my
wife to let him have the money. I re
fused to allow my wife to make the
sacrifice, but told my father I would see
If my mother could spare that amount
I sailed for Spain In May of that Year.
She agreed to furnish father with the
money. She got It together In cash, and
It arrived In New York two days before
father had to render an accounting of
his stewardship
Fflnr Women Blnnied,
place my father's financial down
fall at the door of four women," con
tinued the son, bitterly. "Three of these
wome nare the New York society worn
an I have mentioned, her mother and
her aunt The mother Is dead. The
aunt Is still alive and prominent so
cially. The general engaged In llasons
wlthvthls woman for almost half a. cen-
"Tnese tnree women have stolen my
Inheritance and those of my tow .sisters.
In addition to that of father. This mon
ey came from the estate of my grand
father, George E Sickles, who died in
17. and amounted to approximately
K 000 000.
"My father Is now in a pitiable financial
condition. When he sent a hurr call for
mother to pay the JS.000 note held by the
Lincoln Trust Company I learned that
he owes sums ranging from CC.OOO down
to J100 and COO for groceries, the care of
his horse, and such trivialities I should
not be surprised If his total Indebtedness
amounts to 1 000 000. Most of this money
has been lost In Wall Street His present
housekeeper. Mlrs Wilmerdlng. Is an In
veterate stock speculator."
1lfe Cannot Help.
Mrs. Sickles, who was present during
the Interview, here Interposed.
Things have reached such a nass that
I cannot Interfere, even If I would " she
exclaimed excitedly. 'I must keep my
Income It Is all I have to live on My
husband will probably be dispossessed
from the home he loves, but I can do
nothing I am powerless."
And after nls Insults, you would not
give him a pennv, not a penny," put In
New York, Oct 4. "I believe young
couples would be far better off If the
girls married at from twenty-five
thirty, and the men from thirty to thlrty-
nve. ior at these ages their minds have
developed, and maturity aids materially
in choosing a lifelong mate." This was
the opinion xpressed by Gertrude Ather
ton. recognized as one of the greatest
literary women of the age. during the
course of arr4ntervlew on "The Tendency
of the Modern Woman to Seek Independence.
Prosecutor Declares Iron Work
ers Published Contributions
but Not Disbursements.
TistiROtry at fHarinc Stowd
"Boms Fond in Jmm
Strange Criminal Case Ends with
Arranpr.Mts Being Made fer
Funeral of Victim.
Paris, Oct 4.-The report that Italy
ana lurxey nave reached a peace agree
ment is connrmed here to-day. The
irony was zigneo. at uuchy last night
night In- Paris preparing the latter's
trousseau, sail to-mnrrw fn D,..
The yctinfi cotopfc will cpea the winter
In Bostons'
Falls to Show XJn at lrai..
though Subpoenaed. ,
New York. Oct 4. John D Archbold.
who Is under subpoena to testify In the
hearing in the Waters-Pierce-Standard
uii litigation being conducted here,
failed to appear when his name was
called to-day.
Mr. Archbold s non-appearance to tes
tify resulted In a sharp clash between
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
Waters-Pierce Company, and D N
Klrby, attorney for the Standard OIL He
was held in default and will be forced
i appear ne aoes not come voluntarily.
The Inspector replied that In the first
place, aliens with suicidal tendencies
were not welcome visitors here. Further,
he explained that It bad been learned
that the prince had been expelled from
France by reason of his connection with
notorious gambling club whose 'mem
bers had a code of honor peculiarly
Explains Gambling? Connections,
The prince denied that he had tried
to commit suicide in Paris, but after the
inspector had questioned him closely he
admitted that he had not shot himself
by accident
When reminded that the Paris police
had declared that Prince d Aragon had
been expelled for gambling and that hl
famous tea parties In his mansion wera
In reality screens for high play, tho
prince snarled that something if that
sort had happened.
"I was Ignorant of tha law of France
when I assisted In organizing a club."
he said "It Is against the law for for
eigners to be officers of gambling clubs
In France, and so I-wlthdrew my name.
I have not come to America to marrv
one of your charming heiresses. I have
come over to hunt more ferocious
Immigration Commissioner Williams said
that he had no statement to make., In
the matter until after the board of spe
cial Inquiry has met to-morrow.
Pack Head Conservationists.
Indianapolis. Oct 4.-CharIes Lathrop
. 01 ouuiwooa, n. j , was elected
president of the National Conservation
congress io-aay; Mrs. Willis l. Moore,
of St Loul. was elected vice nnsM.nt-
Thomas G Shipp. of Indianapolis, and
John GIpe, of Indianapolis, recording
secretaries, and G Austin Lancaster, of
xmu9ia wiy, treasurer.
Probe 315-sterlona Death.
New York, Oct- 4. Detectives ae In
vestigating the mysterious death of Mrs.
Cora Walters, of 347 West Fortv.fnnrih
Street who was found dead In bed, her
Doay aiscoiorea wim lorty bruises. She
was found by Patrolman Murnhv. whn
roomed In the house. Mrs. "Walters once
resided In Philadelphia,
Corbett Ont of Dancer.
Philadelphia, -bet 4. James J. Corbett
was pronounced practically out of dan.
ger to-day at the Jefferson Hospital,
where he underwent an operation for
appendicitis Tuesday night
"SL2S tt Balllma -
Saturdavs and Sundays. ii o,rt,i-
vanla Railroad. Tickets good, returning! "Where Ave -ski. ivast
"""' ? fe EV'.fafqnilM train! L This quSy'SswJred'aV cSTumbla Tht-
F. R. Trippe, of Rerwyn, Md., has i
rare and interesting souvenir of the ex
citing times of the Fremont campaign
of 1S5& It is a brass medal on which
are the busts of Fremont and Dayton,
and on the Inverse side the legend, "The
People's Choice." The medal has been
kept through the Intervening years by
Mr. Trippe, and still Is in fine condition
Mr Trippe believes the. medal to be
of some value to colectors or others who
may be Interested In such souvenirs. He
savs he would like to correspond with
any person or pe-sons who may be In
terested In obtaining the relic
Mrs. 8 tall o Gets Divorce.
Cleveland Oct 4-Judge Willis Vlck-
erv to-day granted Mrs. May Harrington
Stallo, a divorce from Edmund K. Stal
lo, wealthy New York and Cincinnati
business man, on the grounds of extreme
croelty and neglect The suit was un
contested Mrs, Stallo was formerly
Mrs. Dan R. Hanna.
sucept Concresaionai Limited.
'atcr Sunday. 3 p. m. Seats free,'
has put himself beyond the pale
not Intend to rest until he has been
shown up In his true light and until
these three women I have mentioned
or at least two who are living are un
masked to the world I shall bring suit
against mem for fraud shortly The
women members of this one family
sacked my father for more than forty
years. Theyh ave gotten possession of
mucn or tho vast sums In cash, bonds,
and real estate left by my grand-father.
' I have a safety deposit box full of
letters written by my father to these
three women and by them to him."
Omaha. Nebr, Oct. 4. Evelyn Thaw in
Omaha to-day, en route to the Pacific
Coast flatly denied that she Is going to
Reno to secure a divorce from Harrv IC.
Thaw Furthermore, whenever he Is set
iree she win again live with him. she
says, and If he remains In an asylum
an nis uie sne wm remain true to him.
sne says.
"The rumor that I am to apply for a
aivorce is absolutely without founda
tion." said Mrs. Thaw at the station to
daj. "I propose to stand by Harry to
the end. If he leaves the asylum vve will
live together and be happj. And If he
Is not released. I expect to remain true
to him until death I have no Idea of
seeking a divorce, and less Idea of mar
rying some other roan.
"I never expect to return to the stage.
it has no attractions for me This w Inter
I expect to try writing Sunday stories
for the newspapers. I will be In Los
Angeles and San Diego all winter.
Army Fllfthts Postponed.
Flights of army aeroplanes at Col
lege Park and of hvdroplanes at the
War College have been postponed until
next Monday out of respect to the two
rnrmy aviators who met their deaths last
Saturday Next Monday the army men
will resume work at developing their
dangerous science.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 4. That Presl
dent Frank M. Ryan in 1905 advised J. J
McNamara. and later prevailed upon the
executive board of the Iron Workers' In
ternational Union, to "publish only the
receipts and not the .disbursements of the
union during the strike with the Ameri
can Bridge Companv." was charged by
United States District Attorney Charles
W. Mllkr. in the dvnamlte trial In Fed
eral Court to-dav.
"I think It would be advisable." Ryan
Is said to have written McNamara. "to
print only a portion of our financial
statement during the trouble with the
A B"
Later," said Miller. "McNamara sent
out an official notice signed by Ryan
and the executive board to the 103 local
unions telling them that despite the fact
that the constitution forbade such action.
It was deemed advisable and ordered
that onl the union receipts and not its
disbursements be published during the
strike "
Spent 1,000 a Month.
The prosecution charges that the union
spent Jl 0CO a month In dynamiting.
which was Juggled out of the financial
'It's d d near time ou did some
thing down here. Moulton H. Davis,
executive board member from Philadel
phia, Is alleged to have written McNa
mara. ' Can t we do something to the
American Bridge Company? If you can
deliver the goods. I can get the money.
but I've go to have the goods."
McNamara replied to Davis, warning
him about sending such stuff through the
mails, "for goodness knows who reads
"Trimming the snakes," seems to have
been & favorite occupation of Michael J.
Hannon, business agent of the Iron
Workers' Union at Scranton, Pa . ac
cording to ills correspondence with J. J.
McNamara, as read by Miller.
It's a shame to let this bunch of
snakes get away from Scranton without
giving them a trimming What win the
executice board do about the snakes? I
wouldn't do a Job for No 23 If it had
million dollars. Those fellows cant
keep heir mouths shut"
Mekname for Explosion.
Miller said explosions followed this
High Wind ' Is what the Iron w orkers
called an explosion according to their
correspondence with each other.
"The high wind proved too much for
the big tank here. What are vou laugh
lng about high wind has done a lot of
damage around here lately,"
District Attorney Miller has consumed
more than a day of the court's time In
explaining twenty of the fifty-five counts
of the dynamite indictments. The most
lengthy and painstaking portion of his
statement Is let to follow, which will
run his opening statement pretty well
Into the fourth day. It Is not probable
there will be any witnesses Introduced
before Wednesday or Thursday of next
The defense from, time to time Inter
posed objections to reference to certain
acts In Millers statement, but the court
ruled for the prosecution.
Torpedo Hont In Collision.
.Philadelphia. Oct. 4 Just after she
started to New York to participate In
the naval review the U. S torpedo boat
destroyer jBeale collided with a barge in
the Delaware River toOay. A huge hole
was torn In her sldr She was towed
back to the navy yard
v Where Are the Deadf
Hear Juda-a Rutherford at Columbia
Theater 3 p. m Sunday. Seats freej
Laurel, Hit, Raeea. ,
Baltimore & Ohio It R. Sneclal train
110 and 1-30 n. m week-days, returning
after close of races. Round trip SO cents.
Maiden, Mass, Oct 4 Two
brothers. Richard and Roger A
Lvon. whose wives were sisters,
named as co-respondents two
men who are brothers, ano were
awarded divorces.
Two Killed In Wreck.
Atlanta, Oct 1. The mall and express
train from Washington for Atlanta on
the bouthern Railway was wrecked at
Cornelia early to-day. Two men were
killed end a half dozen Injured. The en
gine and mall and -express car were ov er
turned, but the passenger cars remained
on the tracks. The dead: J. M. Centner.
Atlanta, and Ed Simpson, colored fire
man, Atlanta.
$123 to Baltimore and Retnra.
fUltfnAv and OhlA-
-Every Saturday and ., Sunday. Good to
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"We believe that the bones over which
we were sworn are the remains of Arthur
A. Webster, and that he came to his
death September IT. 1312. In the boiler
room of the National Capital Brewing
Company, Fourteenth and W Streets
Southeast . '
We further believe that Inlt. T. T
who subsequently committed suicide, was
responsible for his death."
buch was the verdict hroueht in Tt-r.
day by tho coroner's Jury over the bones
found In the combustion chamber of
furnace No. , In the boiler room of the
National Capital Brewing Company.
That the grew some relics are all that is
material of Arthur A. Webster, the Navy
Yard mechanic who disappeared from,
his- home. 1240 D Street Southeast. In the
early hours of the morning of September
17, was the verdict of the Jury called
yesterday to pass upon one of the moit
unusual cases In the annals of the Wash
ington police.
Against the name of a dead man
placed the stigma of murder. That T.--
tle L. Jett a fireman In the brewery
plant slew Webster and. then fearing ar
rest and trial for hla crime, took his
own life last Sunday night. Is the lmpll-
vA.iui. ua iue jur.
Mrs Jett widow of the fireman accused
of Webster's murder, did not take the
stand, as was expected. The evidence,
although of a circumstantial nature, was
so complete that the coroner's Jury did
not deem It necessary to ask the be
reaved woman to tell what Jett did in
his home after the murder of which he
Is accused. Mrs. Jett was detained for
the grealer part of the hearing on the
chance that her testimony might be re
quired, however.
Court la Crowded.
The mist little, court roo-n at the Dts
frlr'' Worgue wai crowded to suffocation
esterday -morning when the inquest was
starred. Relatives and friends of the vic
tim and the alleged murderer, fellow
workers of both, friends of the witnesses,
and the morbidly curious, filled the room
In a wooden box on the coroner's desk
reposed the few charred bones that the
Jury held are the remains of Arthur Web
ster, two women, clothed In deep
mourning, the widows of the victim and
of the man accused of murder, sat with ,
friends and relatives, who endeavored to
console them. Mrs. Jett. with a heavy
veil over her face, and with her baby in
her arms, sat in the court room through
out the ordeal.
Mrs. Webster, accompanied bv her artvl
father-in-law. her brother-in-law. Charles
Schmidt and other relatives, sat In the
witnesses' room. Neither of the women
was called upon to testify Mrs. Jett and
her Infant child were represented at the
trial by Attorney William E. Ambrose,
who explained that his Onlv Interest -tin.
bj questioning witnesses to nrova tht '
Jett could not have committed the crime
ascribed to him He stated that he would
interpose no objection to any testlmonj.
but that he desired to question the vari
ous witnesses In an effort to throw new
light on the case.
It was almost 12 o'clock when Coroner
Nevitt called the first witness to the
stana. Tnis was Detective Frank Baur.
of Central Office, who related the his
tory of the case as he had found it from
his Investigations with his partner. De
tective CornwelL
History of Caie.
Websjer'3 disappearance was reported
to the feollce September 19. after he had
been nSisslng two dajs. Detective Baur
explamea. and two other detectives
worked on the cae. It was not until It
was Intimated that W eh.it cr miht ha,,.
been murdered and his body cremated In
the brewery furnace that Detectives Baur
and Cornwell were called Into the case.
The two detectives went to the brewery
last Thursdav and there found at tha
foot of furnace No S two bricks nun
which were stains that appeared to be
congealed blood These bricks were re
moved and sent to the District chem'st
for a chemical examination Later th
detectives had the furnace raked. -and In
the ashes found about half a bushel of
human bones, a dime, penny, several but
tons, a bittle opener, and what appeared
to be suspender buckles and a piece of
melted metal which might have been
either a gold ring or a knife, or key of
baser metal.
These bones were examined by physi
cians and declared to be parts of the
human skeleton. One section of bone in
particular a piece of the scapula, or col
larbonewas declared to be human be
yond a doubt It being peculiar to man.
vveoster." Detective Baur continued.
was supposed to last have been seen
nlhe sitting on a box back of furnace
No 6. We mado a search for this box,
but It had disappeared We found in tho v .
combustion chamber of the furnace, r V"
however, what appeared to be nails..!
which may have come out of the box." -J
Dr. Robert L. Lynch, .District chemist,
was next called to the stand and testi
fied that the bricks found by the furnsca
had been tested by him and the stains
thereon had been found to be blood No
test was made to determine whthei-Uh
blood was human or of an anlmaL
Bone Those of Hnmaa. '
Dr. E. W. Titus, acting deputy coroner,
was the next witness and testified that
bejond possibility of a doubt the bones
fot-nd In the furnace were human. H r
stated that the bones had also been
taken to Dr w. jr. earn former pro
fessor of anatomy at George Washing
ton Unlversltv, who had coiflrmed the
belief that they were human bones.
The star witness of the day then was
called, Michael J. Barrett of KS H Street
southwest, who is the last known man
to have seen Arthur Webster alive.
Barrett's testimony cast a light on ths
personality and manhood of Lentie Jett.
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