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HE AIDED CZOLGOSZ
Sensational Confession of a Thief in
ALSO IMPLICATES EMMA GOLDMAN
Declares the Crime Was Arranged
in a St Louis Saloon.
PART OF HIS STORY DENIED
ST. T<Ol'IS, September 24.?Ed. Sastig.
who was arrested this morning at one ot
the dry goods stores on a charge of petty
larceny, is believed to be an accomplice of
Czolgosz. When taken before Chief of De
tectives Desmond he made a confession in
which he is said to have given all the details
of the plot to assassinate President McKin
ley. In his confession Sastig. it is .stated,
implicates Frank Harrigan of the Dewey
Hotel. Philadelphia, in the plot.
Implicate* Ennia Goldmun.
Sastig says that on the Monday previous
to the assassination of President XlcKinley
Harrigan met him and Emma Goldman in
the Michelobe saloon in this city and ar
ranged the details of the murder.
The confession Is now being m?dc be
hind closed doors. m
Sastig, Chief Desmond says, declares he
?was present in Buffalo at the time of Pres
ident McKinley's assassination, and tied
the handkerchief about the hand in which
Czolgosz carried the revolver.
A waiter in a restaurant, who says he
knows the man under arrest, has just ap
peared at the office of the Post-Dispatch,
and says Sastig was not in Buffalo the day
of the murder. The police are investi
GOIXG TO SEE HIS SOX.
The Elder ikoIkosz Think* He Can
lilt Hi in to Confess.
('LEVEL/ N'D, Ohio September 24.?Paul
Czolgosz. father of the assassin, accom
panied by his son Waldeck and his un
married daughter, Victoria, left this city
early today for Buffalo. Detective Jacob
Mintz also accompanied the party at the
request of the elder Czolgosz. who is In
constant fear that an attempt may be made
upon his life, as the result of his son's
While no member of the family has been
summoned as a witness at the trial of Leon
Czolgosz. both the father and the son Wal
deck declared shortly before leaving for
Buffalo that they would offer to testify,
and expressed the hope that the assassin
would receive full punishment for his act.
Immediately upon his arrival at Buffalo
the father will seek permission from the
authorities for an interview with the as
sassin. The old man declared this morning
that he would make every effort to get a
confession of any possible plot from his
son. lie said he firmly believed that some
on< induced Lton Czolgosz to commit the
EMMA GOLDMA3E SET FREE.
Ko Evidence on Which Authorities
Conld Hold Her.
CHICAGO, September 24.?Emma Gold
man. the anarchist lecturer, is now a free
woman after two weeks' incarceration fol
lowing the assassination of the President.
Attorney Owens, for the city, informed
Magistrate Prindiville that the upper court
had freed the men named as Miss Gold
man's co-conspirators, and that there was
no evidence against her.
"Dismissed for want of prosecution; call
the next case." said the Justice briefly, and
In a moment Miss Goldman was shaking
hands with her anarchist friends who were
"I have practically no plans for the
future." she said to an Associated Press
reporter. "I have promised to write arti
cles for three magazines and Journals, but
otherwise my path is unmarked."
In company with Mrs. Abraham Isaak.
wife of the anarchist editor, and Marie
Isaak. the latter's daughter. Miss Goldman
entered a carriage with a uniformed coach
man on the box, and was driven away to
thf Isaak home. Her manner was some
what subdued, but still cheerful. A curi
ous crowd watched her depart, but there
was no demonstration.
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WHITNEY Ml ITS BHITISH TIRF.
Hi* Action Cainieii Comment Among;
Raclnit Men There.
l/>NDON, September 24.?The announced
retirement of Wm. C. Whitney from the
English turf occasions regret, but hardly
surprises those who have noted the recent
trend of events. There is a widespread
feeling that behind Mr. Whitney's publish
ed reasons for his withdrawal is the real
ization of the fact that the attitude of
the British turf authorities toward Ameri
cans is no longer marked by the absolute
impartiality which characterized their con
duct prior to the pre-eminence of American
owners, horses, trainers and Jockeys.
During recent season complaints have
been frequent that the American hore-?s
were too heavily handlcappcd, that the
jockeys were harshly treated and that
interferences during the races were white
washed which would not have been tol
erated on the part of American jockeys.
It will cause no surprise if other Ameri
cans of Mr. Whitney's class follow hLs ex
ample, which, it is noted, came closely
after the receipt of a detailed report of
the treatment accorded to Volodyovsky In
the St. I^ger. The Daily Telegraph re
marks that Mr Whitney's decision must
have been reached very suddenly, seeing
that only on September 17 Mr. Wrltney
nominated yearlings for the races of V.KM
and 1005. The Telegraph adds:
"Some American owners have not marte
themselves acceptable to this country, but
Mr. Whitney is one of the exceptions that
go to prove the rule."
T ne Sportsman says: "His retirement
will be r -celved with regret by all British
Mr. Whitney's action appears to have
taken Huggins. his trainer, by surprise.
KOYAL PARTY STARTS WEST.
Duke and Onchenn of York En Route
OTTAWA, Ont., September 24.?The
Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York
resumed their western tour today, leaving
Ottawa for Winnipeg on their special train
at 12;:tt> o'clock. They were escorted from
Government House by a detachment of
dragoons, and a special guard of honor
was drawn up at the depot. The streets
through which the royal party drove were
lined with people and their leave-taking
was in cheers. There was a still larger
crowd at the depot, and there were more
enthusiastic checrs when the duke and
duchess appeared. The pilot special carry
ing Premier Laurier and other Dominion
officials left thirty minutes ahead of the
special bearing the ducal party. The first
stop ?f any duration will be made at Win
nipeg. Thursday afternoon.
At New York?<Friesland from Antwerp.
DEPOSITORS GIVEN NOTICE
AMKHI('A\ SAVINGS BANK SUSPENDS
Announcement Declare* Over Dis
coont Cnaned Embarrassment?
Early HeNniuittion Promised.
The American Savings Bank, located at
lt??7 G street northwest, has suspended pay
ment.. The following notice has been sent
out to depositors:
"B\ reason of large discounts made by
| this bank and r?n unexpected withdrawal
of deposits, the executive committee finds
itself compelled to exercise discretion
vested in it by section 3 of article 1?J
of the by-laws of this corporation, con
tained in each pass book and assented to
by each depositor, and hereby require that
sixty days' notice in writing be given the
bank by every depositor before the pay
ment by the bank of any check or order
drawn hereon by such depositor.
"This bank will consider the presenta
tion of all such orders or checks as such
notice as to such orders or checks, and the
same will be ^uly paid within sixty days
from the day of presentation."
The section of the by-laws referred to,
section 3. article 10, "Rules and regula
tions for depositors," is as follows:
"No depositor shall have the right to
draw money from this corporation with
out the production of his or her pass
book, and all payments made to the per
son producing the pass book of a de
positor shall be valid payment to dis
charge this corporation of all liability to
the depositor vhose pass book has thus
been produced for the amount so paid.
The check or order of the depositor, or
person duly authorized to draw the same
by power of attorney duly executed, will
be required. This corporation hereby ex
pressly reserves the right to require sixty
days' notice in writing from any depositor
before making payment of any check or
order drawn thereon by such depositor.
Payment of checks of depositors will be
made ordinarily on demand unless it should
become necessary, in the discretion of the
executive committee, to exercise the right
herein expressly reserved as to the time
when such payment must be made."
The bank was established and began busi
ness in November, 1H08. Its officers, who
have served since then, are William Oscar
Roome, president; Edgar H. Stocking and
Charles N. Wake, vice presidents, and
Charles W. Powers, cashier.
President Hoome's Statement.
In response to a Star reporter's ques
tions, President Roome said this morning
that he was confident the bank would short
ly resume payments. The depositors, he
stated, numbered about 400 or 300, and the
total sum of their deposits was fJ6S>,000.
"Our assets are $.'U7,000," he remarked.
"What do they consist of?" inquired the
"Good paper; good notes," was the re
ply. "As soon as collections can be made
upon these notes everything will be all
While .Mr. Roome and the reporter were
talking the paying teller brought the for
mer a check. After scrutinizing it Mr.
"I think he left a special deposit here
yesterday to protect this check. Ascertain
if such is the case, and if so pay it."
"We have a perfect right to do that,"
said Mr. Roome in an explanatory tone to
There was a line of depositors before
the paying teller's window, mostly women,
and anxiety was written in unmistakable
lines on their faces. From what the re
porter overheard, few of them had received
the notice published above, and were in
formed by the paying teller that they were
sent out last night. Mr. Roome told The
Star reporter they were sent out yesterday
morning. Some of the depositors had given
checks to merchants and others Saturday,
and the latter had. In the course of busi
ness. sent these checks to the banks with
which they do business. Many such checks
were brought by bank runners to the em
barrassed institution today, but none was
paid unless depositors had made special
deposits to meet it. Nearly every de
positor who came while The Star reporter
was there gave noticc under the article
above quoted of withdrawing deposits, and
it was evident that many of the women
had all their ready money in the bank
and were very much embarrassed thereby.
All were assured that the bank would be
in a position in a few days to meet all de
LIMITATION OF REPRESENTATION.
The QneMinn C'ominjx I i? Again In
('ontcresM Next Winter.
Southern senators and representatives in
the city are very much interested in the
probable course of President Roosevelt with
respect to the movement that is likely to be
renewed in the next Congress in favor of
limiting the representation of those south
ern states which have enacted laws dis
franchising the negro vote.
It is well remembered, of course, that
President McKinley himself put an end to
the movement that was inaugurated in the
last Congress. There was a very strong
sentiment the House in favor of legisla
tion carrying out the constitutional provis
ion for limitation of representation upon the
basis of the actual exercise of the elective
Resolutions were actually introduced, it
will be recalled, setting the ball in motion,
but its further progress was discouraged by
the executive. President McKinley told
more than one southern senator and repre
sentative in person that he would not coun
tenance the movement; that the south and
north were enjoying an era of good feeling
which sh*>uld not be interrupted during his
administration if he could help it.
With such a downright declaration of ex
ecutive disfavor for the plans in contempla
tion. their projectors abandoned them for
the time. It is known, however, that they
proposed to renew their efforts at the next
session and to try to persuade the Presi
dent of the wisdom, and, as they contended.
Justice, of the undertaking.
President Roosevelt has not expressed
himself upon the subject, so far as it can
be learned, but several representatives pro
pose to ask him to state his position In the
premises. The question is considered a vital
one by the southern senators and repre
sentatives, and they say they cannot learn
the attitude of the President too soon.
There Is a disposition upon their part to
assume that the President will carry out
this branch of Mr. McKlnley's policy as
well as all others to which he has pledged
himself. His disavowal of sectionalism has
also given them renewed hope.
But they realize the deptji and strength
of the movement that may take pdded vigor
in the next Congress, and are, therefore,
looking anxiously to the President to head
it off as did his predecessor. There is no
doubt of the earnestness of the group of
tepubl'.cans, headed by Mr. Crumpicker of
Indiana and Mr. Olmstead of Pennsylvania,
in their campaign if they can get any en
couragement from the White House. They
are strongly backed by some of the party
managers, who think that the representa
tion is inequitably distributed in the pres
ent circumstance and that the constitutional
mandate should be obeyed.
J. W. Babson, chief of the issue of the
Patent Office Gazette division, has Just re
turned from a five weeks' vacation spent
at his old home In Brookville, Me. Mr.
Babson's family are still on the Maine
Mr. Ashley M. Gould, United States at
torney for the District of Columbia, with
Mrs. Gould, returned Saturday after a
stay of several weeks at Virginia. Beach
and other points south.
JERE. M.WILSON DEAD
Sudden Demise This Morning at the
WAS VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE
Expressions of Respect and Re
gret From His Fellow Citizens.
SKETCH OF II IS CAREER
The death of JeTcmiah Morrow Wilson
occurred this morning at 11 o'clock at the
Shoreham. The end of the great lawyer
came as peacefully as tne sleep of a child.
Half an hour before hif death he "was con
versing about business matters and feel
ing ill the physicians who had been called
to his bedside during the night and early
this morning were promptly sent for and
administered restoratives. Five minutes
before 11 o'clock Mr. Wilson turned over
in bed as if to sleep and a few minutes
later the end came.
A few days ago Mr. Wilson spoke to Mr.
Rayner, his associate counsel in the Schley
court of inquiry case, of numbness in his
left arm and hand, and this was sufficient
to make the use of his left hand difficult.
It was not a cause for special alarm, and
Mr. "Wilson attended to matters in connec
tion with the Schley case as usual. Last
evening he took dinner with Mr. Rayner
and the two were together until 10 o'clock.
Mr. Rayner knew nothing of Mr. Wilson's
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illness during the night until ho went to
his room this morning at 8 o'clock. He
was then told that an attack of indigestion
had been experienced during the night and
a physician had been sent for.
Drs. Corey and Fisher were again at the
Shoreham this morning. Mr. Wilson did
not get up as usual, but Admiral Schley
and Mr. Rayner both went to his room,
and he talked with them about the case
under inquiry. They left him at 10
o clock, and as they were leaving mem
bers of the board of directors of the Ches
apeake and Potomac Telephone Company
called to talk with Mr. Wilson about a
meeting to be held this morning, Mr Wil
son being the president of that companv.
It was half-past 10 o'clock when they left
and then Mr. Wilson complained of feeling
badly. Drs. Corey and Fisher, recognizing
the serious condition of their patient M.
once sent for Mr. Wilson's only son, Mr
C harles Wilson, who is associated with his
father in business, and at once restoratives
were administered. Then Air. Wilson laid
back in bed, and when he had turned over
as if to sleep, the end came. The immedi
ate cause of death was said to be heart
failure, this being the result of indig-s
^?nV ??m w'hic'h h.e had suffered, and of
the failure of the kidneys to act.
Hit Luiig und Active Career.
.,Mr" Wi,30n was everywhere known as
"Judge1' Wilson, and for twenty-five years
he had been a leader of the bar in this
city, having declined a renomination to
Congress, after having served two terms,
in order to enter upon the practice of law
here. He was born in Warren county Ohio
November L'5, 1828, so that he was in the
seventy-third year of his age. He received
an academic education and then studied
and practiced law. He was judge of the
court of common pleas of Fayette county,
signed** m 1S0U l? 1*?5, Wheu he r?"
He was elected to the 42d Congress, in
which body he took his seat in December,
IIe was re-elected to the 4Jid Con
gress as a republican, but at the end of
his term, declined, as stated, to stand for
renomination. At the close of his career
in Congress he became a partner of Mr
Samuel Shallabarger, and their business
latter?hf u?u. ed UnU1 the death of th*
Connected With Famous Cases.
During his long practice of the law in
this city Mr. Wilson has been connected
with many famous cases and has gained a
reputation as a criminal lawyer, bring
frequently spoken of as unequaled in such
practice in this city. As a cross-examiner
he has become famed.
He has acted as attorney for the Union
Pacific railroad and the Mormon Church.
He appeared as counsel in the case of John
Wodderburn before the patent office, which
caso attracted the attention of every one
having business with that branch of the
government. He was counsel for Howard
Schneider in the celebrated murder case
and was counsel for the plaintiff in the
Rreckinridge-Pollard breach of promise
suit. He defended Dennis J? Conty who
was charged with the killing of George M.
Rye, and of which charge the accused was
acquitted. He also defended the sugar wit
nesst s who had declined to testify before a
8enate committee, the first of which was
brought to trial January 6.
He appeared as the representative of the
heirs-at-law in the famous Holt will case
t%C0U KSel for Capt' Henry w- Howl
gate when he was tried in 1894. He also
t'fended Frank Ward in the case whl^h
attracted so much attention in this city
engaged as counsel In the court
martial proceedings of Gen. Swain, as he
was also in th'e case of Capt. Oberlln Car
T,as tounsel in the Alabama
claims and French spoliation cases and in
the L.a Abra Mexican and the Venezuelan
At the time of his death Mr. Wilson was
president of the Chesapeake and Potomac
Telephone Company, a director in the Na
tional Fidelity and Deposit Company and
also of other corporations of the District.
He was a member of the Metropolitan Club
and of the Bar Association of the Distr'ct
Coudacts Conjrremtlonal Investigation
W hile in Congress Mr. \V ilson was chair
man of the special committee of the House
of Representatives to Investigate the board
of public works. This investigation was
held in 1874 and lasted four months. Dur
JP' progress Mr. Wilson was accused
by some as acting as a prosecutor rather
than as a chairman of a committee to make
It was the report of that csmxnittee that
changed the form of g^Verhment of the
District of Columbia from that of a terri
tory to one under control of three com
missioners. ? *
Mr. Wilson's wife died about a year ago.
He leaves a son, Mr. Charles Wilson, and
a daughter, Mrs. Anna Wilson Haywood,
wife of Mr. William Haywood, until "recent
ly consul at Honolulu and later collector of
that port. ' ? ?
His remains will be removed at 4 o'clock
this afternoon from the Shoreham. where
he has been stopping recently, to his home,
1712 I street northwest.
Annuaneed In tl>? Court.
When word reached the city hall this
morning that Judge Wilson had passed
away some of the lawyers and the court
officials at first declined to accept the news
as true. But the rumor being verified a
hush spread over the entire building. The
announcement was dlscusaed in whispers,
for Judge Wilson was universally beloved
by his colleagues. Mr. A. A. Hoehling. jr..
Judge Wilson's law partner, was arguing
a case before Chief Justice Bingham when
told of what had occurred. He hastened
away from the building, too deeply shocked
to give expression to his feelings.
Mr. Andrew B. Duvail lost no "time in
formally announcing the death of Judge
Wilson to the court. Addressing the chief
justice. Mr. Duvall remarked that th*1 de
ceased was one of the most courteous,
manly and genial members of the bar. He
came to this city two score years ago,
practically a stranger, explained Mr. Du
vail, but had endeared' himself everlast
ingly to the community. Mr. Duvall re
ferred to the intensity Of, the shock that
the announcement had caused, and moved
that the court adjourn arf a mark of re
spect to the memory of the departed
In reply Chief Justice Bingham said that
he had been momentarily- stunned by the
deplorable news. He paid a high tribute to
the life and character 'of Judge Wilson,
and directed that the court adiourn as
suggested by Mr. Duvall.
Mr. Ashley M. Gould, Crated States attor
ney for the District of Columbia, in con
versation with n Star reporter, said that
he was inexpressibly shocked by the news
death ?f Judge Wllfon.
"The bar lose-, one of its acknovledg'd
leaders and the young men of the brr one
01 the kindest and most helpful of friends '
stated Mr. Gould. "I had known Judge
Wilson twenty years. I first met him in 1881,
when I came to Washington. He was then
a professor of the Law School of George
town University, where 1 was a student.
He endeared himself to all under his in
struction. He was a thoroughly grounded
, lawyer, but especially excelled in the trial
I of cases in court. The first important case
in which 1 ever observed him was the st^r
r#U*u hSarin*' and his diplomatic conduct
of the defense, his ability to marshal the
vast volume of evidence apd to analyze
and explain it had much to do with the
verdict. His genial, kindly and consider
ate nature was so well known to every
member of the bar as well as to the people
ashington that it is Urnccessary to
comment upon it. No young lawyer ever
went to him for assistance or advice with
out being made glad of Ills trust and con
fidence in him."
Judge C* C. Cole:
"I was very greatly shocked -this morn
ing to hear of the sudden death of Judge
Jeremiah M. Wilson. I have known him
intimately for many- years. He was a
man of exceptionally high character and a
lawyer of unusual ability. His death is a
severe loss to a host of friends and to the
>\ ashington bar. ?
Mr. Henry E. Darin' Tribute.
Said Mr. Henry E. Da\l4: "In the death
of Judge Wilson, the Wastyn?tori bar has
lost tne man who. In many particulars,
fvas easily its most distinguished member.
It is quite safe to say that no member of
our bar was better known throughout the
country, or esteemed, admired and even
loved more truly. Apart from his legal at
tainments and consequent high standing as
a lawyer he was of most courteous and
gentle disposition, and I remember with
much pleasure his enjoyment of the name
I gave him some years ago, 'the universal
solvent, for no matter how acrimonious a
situation among his fellow lawyers might
be. if he had anything to do with the case
out of which the situation grew he would
compose it almost as if by magic.
, .As 's known, his career was most
brilliant and useful. For ten years he was
f" ,j"d?e, Indiana, and many stories are
told of his promptness, clearness and fair
ness in disposing of business before him.
r or many years he was a representative in
Congress from Jndiana. and. what may not
be so generally known, he was the real
author of the existing form of government
of the District of Columbia, having, as a
member of the committee charged with the
investigation of District affairs, formulated
the plan and drafted the bill which went
into operation for the temporary govern
ment by Commissioners, afterward mads
permanent. As a public man, he was of
great usefulness, and most tolerant to all,
whether of his own political faith or not.
During the quarter of a century that he
was a member of our bar, he was engaged
in many of the most important and widely
known cases, and his sufceess waft littl-j
Phenomenal, and while a sound and
studious lawyer, he was prominently suc
cessful in his treatment of juries and wit
nesses. Taken all in all, a most learned
and lovable man has been lpst to us by
his death, and I know of no One who was
more sincerely regarded by fits fellows, or
will be more genuinely missed from our
Man I nternally Loved.
Mr. Louis A. Dent, register qf wills, said:
"It is a truiism to say that Judge Wilson
held the universal respect of tike bench and
bar of Washington, but the highest tribute
that can be said to him is that he was as
universally loved by them; no man more
so-few as well. Prom the day in the re
construction period, when he began to take
rank among the leading debaters in the
House of epresentatives upon the constitu
tional amendments, he steadily forged
ahead until he stood the highest In the es
teem, admiration and love ot the people
of the capital city."
Mr. Macfarlaad Shocked.
Commissioner Henry B. F. Macfarland:
"I am shocked to hear of th^- sudden death
of Mr. Wilson. I have kiiown him for
many years, and estetemetl, hfaa Jiighly. His
remarkable abilities' and h^a great Industry
had given him a high place la Congress
and at the bar. As chairmaa of the judici
ary committee o' the Elpuipq ^and after
ward as counsel in lsaportaQtjjcaaes he made
a national reputation. He Was a public
spirited citlxeiv and took an fci<*|ve Interest
In the affairs of the District. He was iden
tified with its more important business in
terests, and his loss will b^ widely felt."
Resolution* of Ae?]Mrt.
A meeting of the .feoar? of directors of
the Chesapeake and! Pot^mad Telephone
Company, of which Judge Wilson was
president, was in session ^vhen ;tbe Intelli
gence of his sudden death was received.
The shock to the members of-jthe board,
who had parted from him only #n hour be
fore, Was great. The board immediately
adopted resolutions by un^Umous vote, ex
pressing "their profound grief and their
deep sense of the irreparable loss that has
come to the company and to the board.
The energy, high character, intelligence
and loyal devotion to duty which charac
terized Judge Wilson in all walks of public
and private life were no where more con
spicuous than in hi.1? work for this com
of wh,ch he was the Honored liead.
The memory of him will be precious to
eaoh member of tlpls board as to sll his
friends, and in its expression of respect,
regard and admiration for him as a citi
sen and a strong character in public and
private Hfe, this board is oaljr.Vin sym
?at!lL with th? community in which
f? I known, an(j jn which the
part he played was fit conspicuous." It w*s
further resolved that a copy of these reso
lutions be transmitted to tha bereaved
STORY OF THE CRIME
Brought Out at the Trial of Czolgosz
WITNESSES OF THE DEED TESTIFY
The Assassin Maintains His Attitude
HIS FATHER GOIKG TO HIM
BUFFALO, N. Y., September 24.?The
trial of Leon F. Czolgosz for the murder of
President McKinley was resumed today
with every prospect that it would be con
cluded with adjournment of the court at 4
o'clock. It was the opinion of those con
nected with the case that it would not at
furthest be prolonged beyond a few hours
The crowd about the court room today
was slightly larger than yesterday. Tne
vigilance of the police was in no way re
laxed. The same careful scrutiny of each
person entering tlie court was obsv-r\ cd.
The court room, owing to the care exer
.cised by the sheriffs and police as to whom
they admitted, was nearly empty fifteen
minutes before the time for opening, but it
filled quite rapidly after that.
There were many more ladies in the
audience today than yesterday. The pris
oner was brought over from the jail at
0:45 a.m. and placed in the same chair
that he occupied yesterday. The members
of the grand jury which indicted him wore
present as guests of the assistant district
attorney and occupied seats back of the
Drs. Mynter, Mann and Fowler came in
early, and Dr Mann was ready to take the
stand at once for cross-examination. At
0:50 a.m. the members of the jury tiled :n
and took their seats.
Ann.rclii**tM A*ke?l Admission.
It became known this morning that ap
plication for seats had been made by rep
resentatives of several anarchist papers,
but they have been refused.
Justice White arrived exactly at 10, ana
the crier immediately uttered the formal
notice of the opening of court. The jury
men were polled and Samuel J. Fields,
chief engineer of the Pan-American exposi
tion was rtcalled to the witness stand. He
was'asked by District Attorney Penney the
meaning of a certain figure on the floor
plan of the Temple of Music. He said it
was intended to show the direction which
the file of people took in entering the build
ing\ passing in front of the President una
then out of the building.
Dr. Matthew D. Mann was then called
Dr. Mann Cromi-Exniiiln?d.
"Was the condition which you found at
the autopsy to be expected from the nature
of the wounds which the President re
ceived?" asked Mr. Lewis. i
"It was not expected and was very un- 1
usual. I never saw anything just exactly j
like It." replied Dr. Mann.
"To what then do you attribute the symp
toms or indications which you discovered,
the gangrenous condition of the wound:
"It Is very difficult to explain St. It may
be due to one of several things. I think it
would be necessary for further examina
tions to be made before any definite ex
planations could be made. That would be
the duty of the pathologists."
"You have no opinion on the matter.
"1 have no positive opinion," answered
"I presume, therefore, that the optimistic
bulletins that were issued from time to
time bv the physicians were without anj
knowledge or suspicion of these symptoms
that were afterward discovered, said Mr. ,
Lewis. .. , ..
"The bulletins on the condition were opti
mistic in that they gave no idea of what
was to come," was the reply. "They ex
pressed no opinion. They merely stated
facts, but the opinions which were held by
the staff seemed to be fully warranted by
the condition of the President. We had no
reason to suspect the existence of any such
state of affairs as was found," replied the
"Now, doctor, you say it was due to sev
eral causes. Can you give either of them?"
Some Canira of Gangrene.
"The entrance of germs into the parts
may have been one of the causes. The very
low state of vitality may have been one
cause. The action of the pancreatic juice
may have been one; undoubtedly it contrib
uted to it."
"The germs which you speak of are pres
ent. I understand, in all our bodies?"
"And make their work prominent when
the body is in any way injured?"
"That Is true."
"That you expeoted, of course, in this
"If the operation is carefully and prop
erly performed we can to a certain extent
guard against the entrance of these germs.
We cannot do so entirely."
"By having everything absolutely clean
which is used in the operation?the hands
of the operators, the Instruments, the liga
tures and things we use. Nature can take
care of a certain number of germs and
overcome their bad effect."
"Are there any remedies known to the
profession to prevent the action of these
"There are remedies which will kill the
germs, but it is very difficult to apply them
deep down in the tissues of the body. After
they have got lodgment in the tissues It
is impossible to kill them."
"The President was not in a very good
physical condition, was he?" asked the at
"He was somewhat weakened by hard
work and want of air and conditions of
that kind," replied the doctor.
"You think that had something to do with
"Undoubtedly," was the answer.
"You agree with tHe other physicians
that the pancreas was not injured by the
"As near as could be determined that
organ was not Injured by the ball, but it
was injured in some way; possibly by con
cussion. Once the organ is' injured the
pancreatic juice can pass through the
gland and attack other portions of the
"The only attribute of that organ is to
On redirect examination by Mr. Penney.
Dr. Mann was asked if there was anything
known to medical science that could have
saved the President's life.
"No," was the reply, without hesitation.
Dr. Mann's Direct Testimony.
In his direct examination yesterday af
ternoon Dr. Mann went over the ground
covered by Dr. Mynter, and described the
operation performed at the Exposition Hos
"To find the track of the bullet, back of
the stomach," Dr Mann explained, "It
would have been necessary to remove the
bowels from the abdominal cavity. The
performance of that operation would prob
ably have resulted fatally, as the President
had already grown very weak as a result
of the first operation."
"Were you present at the autopsy? ask
ed District Attorney Penney.
"Tell us what you found."
"Raising the stomach, we found a large
cavity, the walls of which showed evidence
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ONE FIREMEN KILLED
SEVERAL OTHER CASUALTIES AT A
KIKE IX CHICAGO.
Walls Fell In on the Eire Fighter*?
S?rrow Escape of a
CHICAGO, September 24.?Two firemen
were killed and several others seriously In
jured while fighting a fire today that dam
aged the oil and varnish plant of Fround
Brothers, at 3140 South Canal street, to
the extent of 100,000. The dead are:
Charles L. Corey, caught in debris of fall
ing wall; died on the way to Mercy Hospi
Fatally hurt: Henry D. O'Holleran, driver
engine company No. 50; back broken by
falling wall; rerioved to Mercy Hospital;
Pipeman Donohue, engine company No.
8, buried in debris and taken out uncon
James Hickey, engine company 50, struck
by flying bricks.
Pipeman Lyons, engine company No. 8,
head and shoulders bruised by flying bricks.
Patrick Murray, engine companv 50,
struck by debris.
Chief Musham was badly hurt on the
legs by flying bricks, but remained in com
The fir.- started by explosions in the
highly ini.ammable stock stored in the
plant. As the flames gathered headway
more explosions followed, which in turn
wrecked the roof and the west and south
walls, burying the firemen.
The family of Mrs. John Glandoy nar
rowly escaped being killed when the south
wall fell. Mrs. Glandoy and her children,
who lived in a cottage adjoining the burn
ing building, were busy removing furniture
when the south wall was seen to tremble.
They were barely warned in time. The cot
tage was completely demolished
CHINA KEEPING ITS PROMISES.
Information Sent to the State Depart
ment by Mr. Rockhill.
The Department of State has just re
ceived a dispatch from Mr. Rockhill. com
missioner of the I'nited States to China,
dated the 8tli ultimo, in which hu reports
that the Chinese government has made ar
rangements satisfactory to the foreign dip
lomatic representatives in Pekin for the
erection of expiatory monuments in the
foreign cemeteries in China that were dese
crated during the Boxer uprising in the
summer of 1000.
Mr. Rockhill also informed the depart
ment that an Imperial decree would prompt
ly be issued by the Chinese government
prohibiting for the period of two years the
importation into China 'of firearms i.nd
ammunition, as well us of material serving
exclusively for the manufacture of arms
ARMY ENGINEERS' SCHOOL,.
Major Rlnclc Conferring With War
Maj. William M. Black, Corps of En
gineers, who commands the engineer sta
tion at Wlllet's Point, N. Y., is in this city
in conference with the officials of the War
Department in regard to the transfer of
the engineer school and the 3d Battalion
of Engineers from Willet's Point to their
new station at Washington barracks. Or
ders for the transfer were issued by the
War Department a few days ago and prep
arations are now being made at the Wash
ington barracks for the reception of the
engineer troops. The Battalion of Engineers
wiH bring to this city with them a fine
band, which will prove a welcome addition
to the military contingent at the national
capital. If present plans can be put into
effect the transfer of both the school and
the battalion will be effected by the middle
of next month. Maj. Black, who will com
mand the new military station in this city,
was formerly Engineer Commissioner of
Mac ARTHUR'S FITIRE COMMAND.
Ha? Expressed Preference for the De
partment of Colorado.
A board of officers consisting of Major
General Arthur Mac Arthur, Col. H. C.
Hasbrook of the artillery and Col. Francis
Moore, 11th Cavalry, with Captain Robert
A. Brown, 4th Cavalry, as recorder, has
been appointed to meet at the War De
partment next Monday for the purpose of
examining and submitting recommendations
in all cases relative to the conferring of
brevet rank and the awarding of medals
of honor for distinguished services in the
West Indian, Chinese and Philippine cam
paigns. ? '
General MacArthur is now in Milwaukee
and will come to this city In a Cew days.
His service on the board of brevets will be
only temporary, and at its conclusion he
will be assigned to the command of one
of the military departments. He has ex
pressed a preference for the Department of
Colorado, the headquarters of which are at
Denver, and he will receive that assignment
unless changes are made in the commands
of the Departments of the Lakes and of
the East, now held, respectively, by Gen
erals Otis and Brooke.
On his last visit to this city General Mac
Arthur had the misfortune to lose a trunk
containing his uniform, and consequently
was unable to participate in the McKinley
funeral ceremonies in this city. He was
detailed to duty as a member of the special
guard of honor, but for the reason indicated
was unable to serve.
REASONS WERE INSUFFICIENT.
Order Regarding; Second-Claim Mall
Rates Not to Be Changed.
Several representatives of news com
panies were given a hearing yesterday by
the Postmaster General regarding the order
regulating the postage on second-class mall
matter, which goes Into effect October L
A protest was made because of the ex
clusion of publications which were issued
solely for advertising purposes, and publi
cations circulated by reason of p-emlums,
the value of which exceeded thr, value of
the publication. The first and third as
sistant postmasters general were- present
at the conference. There were no publish
ers present, and the case made out by the
news agency people was not deemed suffi
ciently good to cause a change to be made
In the order, which was promulgated July
MRS. McKINLEY HOLDS HER OWN.
She Will Go Oat Driving Again This
CANTON, Ohio, September 24.?There is
little or no change this morning In Mrs.
McKlnley's condition. The weather Is
again favorable, bright and warm, for .the
drives, and it is said that Mrs. McMcKIn
ley will visit the cemetery during the fore
noon and take a more extended drive in
Departing Cahlaet Members.
Secretary Long left Washington yester
day afternoon to join Miss Long on the
train which Is takln'g her home.
Secretary Gage will leave Washington
Thursday for Colorado, where he will pass
his vacation. He expects to be gone until
October 17. He was on his way to Colo
rado when President McKinley was shot.
He returned at once to Buffalo.
As an every day up to data
product The Evening Star leads
all th? other papers in Wash
ington. It has much the largest
and best circulation in the city,
among both men and women,
and therefore has no rival as
an advertising medium.
THE INQUIRY PUT OFF
Adjournment of the Schley
MR. WILSON'S DEATH ANNOUNCED
The Day's Proceedings Suddenly
TO BE RESUMED TOMORROW
The session of the Schley court of inquiry
was brought to a sudden close today by the
announcement at twelve minutes after ilio
court had assembled of the sudden death
of Mr. Jere M. Wilson of counsel for Ad
miral Schley. The court wits promptly ad
journed as a mark of respect for the emi
Admiral Dewey had opened the court
promptly at 11 o'clock. Commander Bates,
the chief engineer on the Texas, was the
first of the witnesses called, and he was
asked to approve the stenographic report of
his testimony, which he did without sug
gesting a single correction.
The Judge advocate laid before the wit
ness two questions by the court aj* follows:
Q. Are you positive about the amount of
coal Reported on hand on the Texas May
20? A. Yes, sir, as near as anybody
could be positive of the amount of coal on
board a ship. There is no absolutely cor
rect means of telling the amount of coal
on the ship.
Q. Was the machinery of the Texas in
good condition for service on May SI. A. I
should say, by recollection, yes. I don't
recollect anything wrong.
Capt. Schroeder was called and certified
to the correctness of the report of his tes
timony, and he was told he could return to
Albert B. Claxton, who served on board
the I*exas as an assistant machinist, was
called. Questions to place on the record of
the court his name and duty on board the
Texas were asked when an orderly brought
in a message that had just been received
over the telephone and was written on the
back of an envelope. This was handed to
one of the court officials.
The expression on the face of the mes
senger and the abruptness with which the
message was brought within t'.ie railing
about the court caused the proceedings to
stop and every one looked on, feeling that
something unusual had happened. Admiral
Dewey kept his seat with an inquiring look
on his face. Admiral Schley was sitti, ? r<t
the table reserved for his use witi"1 his
counsel. The message was placed in the
hands of Mr. Rayner, and in whlsp?i%a
words the fact that Mr. Jere Wilson of
counsel for Admiral Schley had just died
at the Shoreham Hotel was communicated
to the court and to those in attendance on
the trial. The scene at thut moment was
tragic. A death-like stillness was on the
court and assemblage. Those in the rear
part of the room were In Ignorance of the
nature of the news that was brought in.
but they were affected by the attitude of
those who surrounded the court. Admiral
Dewey, who had risen from his place on
hearing the news, was evidently greatly
The Announcement to the Co art.
The announcement was made to the court
by Mr. Rayner In the following language:
"I have a very sad announcement to
make to the court. I have Just heard of
the death of Judge Wilson. I left him at
10 o'clock this morning slightly Indisposed.
I was with him until late last night. I
saw him this morning at 8 o'clock and left
him at 10. We have confirmed the rumor
through the telephone that he has just
died at the Shoreham Hotel, and I would
respectfully ask the Court, if it meets with
the approval of the court, to adjourn for
Admiral De??y said: "I have to announce
that owing to the death of Judge Wilson,
of counsel, the court will adjourn for to
day until tomorrow morning."
Mr. Rayner said that s?. far as te could
now see the counsel for Admira'i Schley
would be able to proceed tomorrow, but
he added that there would be a desire to
attend the funeral when it occurrtd. Ad
miral Dewey and Capt. Lemly agreed that
this detail could be arranged later.
The announcement of Judge Wilson's
death created consternation not only among
members of the court, but among the spec
tators, and some minutes elapsed before
people generally would accept the report.
Mr. Wilson had been present In the court
all dav yesterday, and while he had not
participated to any great extent In the
proceedings he had appeared physically
active and wideawake to all that was said
Adnilrnl Schley Shocked.
Admiral Schley upon hearing the news
said: "The news is so shocking that I can
not trust myself to give expression to my
estimate of the man. I can only say that
I have lost not only a clear headed and
brilliant counsel, but also a dear and much
beloved friend. I am shocked beyond
measure at the news, and find myself un
able to accept the report."
Effect on the Inquiry.
Admiral Dewey said that he did not
think the proceedings of the court would
be interfered with largely by Mr. Wilson's
death. There wou'.d, he added, be an
other adjournment on account of the
funeral, but beyond that he did not antici
pate there would be further cessation of
"Judge Wilson's death," he added, "Is a
severe loss. It is a loss not only to the
community at large, but especially to the
court at this time. His amiability, con
servatism and long experience In public
affairs rendered his presence here most
acceptable. Personally, too, I have suf
fered a severe bereavement in his death.
We had been friends for twenty-flve years,
and I had come to both love and respect
him for his many excellent qualities of
head and heart."
Wltaeue* Slated (or Today.
Witnesses were slated for today by tho
Navy Department In the Schley court of
inquiry, with the end in view of bringing
out the facts concerning Admiral Schley's
knowledge of the condition of affairs at
Cienfuego8 before the arrival of the Mar
blehead, under command of Captain Mc
Calla, and at Santiago, when the flying
squadron first read ed the vicinity of that
port before making its retrograde move
ment toward Key West. The friends of the
admiral have claimed that he had no inti
mation that he was expected to communi
cate with the Cuban Insurgents on the
shore, but the government has called Lieut.
Spencer S. Wood, who was In command of
the dispatch boat Dupont, with the view of
showing that the commander-in-chief had
the information previous to McCalla's ar
rival. The commanders of the scout ships
Yale, St. Paul and Minneapolis have also
been called with the expectation on the
part of the department of bringing out tes
timony to the effect that Admiral Schley
was notified upon his first arrival off San
tiago of the presence of Cervura's fleet In
side the harbor at that port. There are
several of the witnesses, and It is not yet
known how much time they may occupy,
but whatever the length* of time necessary
this is the next step to be taken after dis
posing of the part taken by the Texas In
the battle of July 3 and the loop made b;
the Brooklyn at the beginning of that im
portant day* * events.