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No. 15,836. . WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. pasinM* Offioe. 11th Street and Ptnaaylvania Arts The Evening Star Newspaper Company. B. H. KAUTTMA51V, Preeident. Nevr York Office: Tribune Baildltif. Chicane 0flee : Tribune Bnilding. Th#? Fr^nlnfc Star Is aenred to subarrltwr* In the city l>j ? arrlurs. on their ?wn account. at 10 cents p.T u??ek. or 44 cents per month. Copies at the ? .unt'T 2 ???nts each Ry mali?anywhere In tho U. H or Canada -postage prepaid- BO cent* per month. Saturday Star. 32 pajfps, $1 per year; with for rljrri po?ta*r?? added. $3 AO. <Fni*?r*'d nt the r?mt Office at WajuMnirton, D. C., i? ?*? - n t daaa tnall matter.) ft TAll mall subscriptions must h" paid In advance. Hates of advertising made known on application. CLOSIIG OFTHE PORTS Text of Decree of Bolivar De partment Given Out. MADE INDEPENDENTLY ANY MEASURE "TO PUNISH AND SUPPRESS REBELS." Denmark Approves Position of United States and Will Recognize Panama Republic. COT.ON, November 2H, 8 a.m.?The text nf the di itop ('losing the ports of the de partment of Bolivar reached here today. It pro! it .ts until further notice all traffic or business between the ports in that de partment ami the "rebel department" of Tan.una, :? nd says: "The department of Panama having de < 1 ired itself free and independent, and bav ins taken up arms against the national government in an effort to destroy Colom bian integrity, dignity and honor, Colombia requires the employment of such measures as an indispensable for the punishment and suppression of the rebels. Independent of Bogota. "The net closing the ports mentioned is taken by the government of Bolivar inde pendent of the Bogota government. Boli var can do all she considers necessary for the defense of the state, and among the measures which the legitimate ends of war warrant is the depriving of the enemy of r< >i>ur< es and the free traffic of commerce." The decree provides also that neutral v. s.-cls having called at l'anamalan ports shall be refused admission to ports of Boli var. DENMARK APPROVES OUR ACT. Will Undoubtedly Recognize New 'Republic of Panama. COPKNHAtJKN. November ^(5.?The gov ernment officials deny the reports published abroad of a revolutionary movement in the Danish West Indies in consequence of dis satisfaction with the commission's recom mendations on the subject of improvements in the islands. That dissatisfaction exists is admitted, and it is recognized that the prosperity of the new republic of Panama will conceiv ably so impress the inhabitants of the Dan ish West Indies as to strengthen the latent desire in some quarters to come under the American flag. Fully Realizes Difficulty. The departure of the new governor of St. Thomas for his post was hastened in hopes that fuller explanations of the com mission's report might lessen the dissatis faction, and so that the government might, at the earliest possible moment, be in full possession of the situation. The government fully realizes the great difficulty of legislating for and helping the islands to their satisfaction. The people and government of Denmark approve of the l'nited States action in recognizing the republic of Panama and a request for similar recognition from Den mark will undoubtedly be granted. LAWYER FROM COLOMBIA. Arrives in New York on His Way to Washington. NEW YORK. November 'JO?Among the passengers who arrived today on board the steamer Adirondack from Savanilla was Francisco de F. Manotas. a lawyer, sent by the republic of Colombia to the L'nited States in relation to canal affairs. He will go direct to Washington. From Cape liaytien to Savanilla K. Descliamps, vice president of Santo Domingo, was a passenger on the Adirondack, lie intended going to Curacao from Savanilla. RUSHING THE TREATY. Special Train Will Carry It to and From Panama. A cablegrii.il from Colon last night says: It is proposed, whon the messenger bear ing the Panama canal treaty reaches Colon December 1 to have a special train ready to transport him quickly across the isthmus to Panama, where the treaty will be im mediately signed by the members of the Junta. The train meantime will be kept waiting, and when the treaty has been signed i's bearer will be promptly brought back to Colon. The steamer Yucatan, due to sail Decem ber 1 for New York, will be delayed until the messenger arrives, when he will em bark on the Yucatan, thus starting for New York on the same day that he arrives. This proposal is meeting with some op poslt on, thos> desiring to discuss the treaty nt length fearing that its terms will be too fi.vorable to the l'nited States. It is prob r.ble, however, that this opposition will be overcome. The correspondent of the Associated Press today received a telegram from Bogota, dated November 2!, saying that the gov ernment hid issued orders to raise the army footing to 100,not) men if (I en. Reyes' mission to Washington should prove fruit less The subjugation of Panama is given as the reason for the government's action. COFFINS WASHED I ROM GRAVES. 20,000 Persons Driven Into Streets by Floods in Russia. ST. PETKKSBCKG, November 20.?The flood which has caused so much damage here was the biggest since The in tense cold Is causing much distress among the homeless and the dwellers In cellars. In the factory quarters 20.000 persons have been driven into the streets, many of tl.. ni losing their all. The authorities arc doing everything in their power to relieve the snffeiers, and there have been few fa talities. A pathetic case was that of parents, hur rying home at the sound of warning guns, who found their children drowned. The <h -truction of property was heavy, espe cially at Cronstadt. The rafts and barges In the river were smashed and the"" live stock in the environs were drowned. The strangest freak of the flood occurred at a cemetery, where coffins were washed out of graves and floated away. Those which were recovered were rclnterred hap hazard. Ambassador McCormick in Moscow. ST. PKTERSBV KG, November Am bassador McCormick lias gone to Moscow for a few days, while the embassy is mov ing into its new quarters, and consequently, there was no official Thanksgiving celebra tion. W. E. Smith, a prominent American resident of tills city, gave a dinner, which was attended by the American colony. The toasts were to President Roosevelt and the ???r. The President and Mrs. Roose velt Take a Long Ride. GOING TO NEW YORK BELIEF REGARDING THE PLATT ODELL SETTLEMENT. President's Message to Congress Nearly Completed?Will Be a Short Document. President and Mrs. Roosevelt, attired in riding suits, left the White House shortly after 10 o'clock this morning for a long ride and did not return until luncheon. They went away in an open vehicle and mounted their horses in the suburbs, where they were joined by Senator Lodge and a few friends. The President went to his office for a few minutes before leaving for the ride merely to ascertain if there await ed his consideration any business of ex treme importance. Finding nothing of this nature, he returned to the house. The President went riding last Thanksgiving day. This afternoon and this evening the Pres ident will spend with his family. Jle will have a few intimate friends as guests at dinner, which will be served at 7:30 o'clock. The table will be graced by the Rhode Is land turkey that has been so large a factor In the Thanksgiving day dinner of every President for twenty-five years. It is probable that the President and his wife will leave Washington about midnight for New York to attend the funeral of the President's uncle, Mr. Gracie, tomorrow morning. Mr. Gracie married a sister of the President's mother. The President will n turn from New York tomorrow afternoon. His work has been so pressing and urgent tl at it will be difficult for him to get away from Washington for even one day, but he will make the trip if something unexpected does not deter him. Secretary Loeb and Assistant Secretary Barnes spent the morning in their offices, finding work that kept them busy until after noon, when they went to their homes to Join their families. Secretary Loeb had an immense accumulation of current busi ness which had to be attended to. A por tion of the executive stuff of clerks was on duty for part of tlie day. Several callers, including Senator Depew of New York and Assistant Secretary Loomis of the State Department, hid con ferences with Secretary Loeb. Thinks Everything is Settled. Regarding the much-discussed settlement of the republican differences in New York, a result of the White House conference Tuesday night, Senator Depew said: "I have not seen any of the parties to the conference, but my understanding is that everything Is amicably settled. Yes," and the New York senator grew facetious, "set tled like a telegram that a famous general sent to his wife after he was wounded in the civil war. 'Desperately wounded, but everything lovely and tiie goose hangs high.' " When reminded that this story might have several applications if regarded se riously Senator Depew went away laugh ing. As a matter ot fact, it is generally believed that the story just about fits the real situation in New York. It is claimed that Senator Piatt has been shorn of power in the conduct of New York campaigns, but is allowed to retain the title of leader. Many of the friends of Senator Piatt admit this is the proper thing by reason of the j constantly increasing feebleness of the senior senator from the empire state. Sen ator Piatt has grown so feeble that he has not the strength to manage another politi cal campaign. It became necessary to in trust the President's chances In New York to younger and more modern hands, and ttie President had no objection to Governor Odell. who has been the only other repub lican in his state to claim leadership in place of Senator Piatt. It is not believed that Senator Piatt will make trouble over the loss he lias sus tained. He is said to realize his own in ability to vigorously handle another cam paign. anil has looked at the situation phil osophically and without resentment. He will not make an attempt, it is said, to array his followers against Odell and the new machine in New Vork, but will accept th? inevitable. The President's Message. Prcsidtnt Roosevelt's message to the regular session of Congress i.s about com pleted. it will be in printed form Monday, ready for distribution to the press associ ations of the country, in which form it will go to all the newspapers. The message will be the shortest the President has ever written to a regular session, it is abo.it one-third shorter than the message of last year, which was con siderably shorter than the first message, two years ago. The document will con tain fewer words than any message by any of the Presidents in a number of years, but i: will treat of important subjects in cliar actt rlstic style. AI< .st ot the copy for the message is in hands of the government printer, but be tween now and the end of the week the President will complete the message anil will turn it over to the printing office to be put in type- and turned out in pamphlet lorn for congressional and newspaper use. Examination for Promotion. A board of officers, consisting of Maj. John C. Grcsham, 15th Cavalry; Capt. Charles P. Summerall, Artillery Corps, and Second Lieut. Clifton R. Norton. 15th Cav alry. commissary, has been appointed to meet at Fort Myer, Va? to examine Into and report upon tiie qualifications of Sergt Joseph Moret, Troop G, 2d Cavalry, for the position of post commissary sergeant, United States army. General Court-Martial Ordered. A general court-martial has been ap pointed to meet at Washington barracks for the trial of such persons as may be brought before it. The detail for the court is as follows: Maj. Henry P. Illrmingham. surgeon, and the following engineer offi cers: Capts. James F. Mclndoe and M L Walker, and First Lietits. K. M. Markham G. R. Lukesh, Albert R. Waldron and Ed ward N. Johnston, with First Lieut. C. O Sherrlll as judge advocate. To Pay for Government Advertising. Senator Gorman has Introduced a bill to pay $17,347.72 to Caroline Murtagh, widow of William J. Murtagh, formerly proprietor of the National Republican newspaper which was published In this city, for print ing advertisements in that newspaper, by authority of law and in accordance with vouchers of the government. Against Sunday Sessions. The Ministerial Association of Villlsca Iowa, has sent to the Senate a petition against the holding of sessions of the Senate on Sunday, citing the session of Sun day. March 1, 11)03, as an Instance in which th? Sabbath wu deaecrated in that way. LETTER FROM ROOSEVELT Read at Dedication of New American Church in Berlin. BERLIN, November 2S.?The crown prince, Frederick William, in bulialf of l*u peror William, took part today in the dedi cation of the new American Church, sit ting between Ambassador Tower and Mrs. Tower. He followed the service attentive ly, occasionally participating in the re sponses. The empress telegraphed to the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dickie, regretting that she could not be present on account of her hus band's indisposition, and sent the court chanbe:l'iin, Count von Muelinen, to rep resent her. Chancellor von Euelow was represented by Privy Councillor Conrad. Tin- services were conducted by the K?-v. Dr. Van Slyke and Prof W A Brown of New Yo.k. Dr. Dickie preached the sermon. President Roosevelt wiote to the pastor as follows: "I am glad to learn that your church building is to be dedicated on Thanksgiving day. I congratulate you on this happy re sult of the persistent and self-denying la bors of yourself and your associates, and wish you all many happy years of enjoy ment of the sanctuary you have thus se cured." WOMAN GETS TEN YEARS. Mrs. Bailey Planned a Wreck on Nor folk and Western Railroad. STAUNTON, Va., November 20? Mrs. Ellen Bailey today was found guilty of planning the wreck which occurred on the Norfolk and Western Railroad at Green ville last December. The jury fixed her punishment at ten years in the peniten tiary. Her son, James Bailey, and Joseph Ken nedy have been convicted of wrecking the train. Bailey was condemned to serve eighteen years In the penitentiary, while the jury, in the case of Kennedy, brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree. Failed to Corner Cheese Market. LA CROSSE, Wis.. November 20.?Under involuntary bankruptcy proceedings Insti tuted by creditors, the Da Crosse Cheese and Hutter Company has been adjudged bankrupt. The financial difficulties were the result of an effort to corner the cheese market. Wreck of the Anglia Confirmed. BRUNSBUETTELHAFEN, Prussia, No vember 20.?The washing ashore of bodies and a cargo on Borkum island (in the North Sea, at the mouth of the Ems, twen ty-six miles from Emden), confirms the report of the wreck of the Dutch steamer Anglia, bound from Hamburg for Rotter- I dam. Well-Known Physician Dead. William Shaw Steukert. one of the found ers and former dean of the Medical-Cliirur gieal College. Philadelphia, died yesterday of heart disease, aged seventy-nine years. Dr. Steakert was well known in the medi cal profession throughout the country. College President Stricken. AliLENTOWN, Pa., November 20.?Rev. Dr. Theodore L.. Seip, president of Muhlen burg College and member of the State Col lege and University Council, was stricken with apoplexy at his home today and is critically ill. Prominent Minister Dead. Rev. L. A. Cutler, a prominent minister of the Church of the Disciples, and leader of the prohibition party in Virginia, died at his home In Louisa county yesterday, aged sixty-six. He was the prohibition candidate for governor in 184V>, and received about 2,700 votes at that time. FOUR BURNED TO DEATH FLOOR COLLAPSED WHILE FIRE MEN WERE AT WORK. No Chance of Escape and No Possibility of Their Comrades Res cuing Them. OMATIA, Neb., November 20.?Four men were burned to death and property loss amounting to $3uo,<xmi is the result of a tire today in the wholesale groiery house of Allen Bros, at Oth and Jones streets. In addition to the big five-story building occupied by the Allen Bros, that occupied by the Pacific Company adjoining was also consumed together with most of its contents. Firemen Killed. The names of the four firemen killed were: Leroy W. Lester. William Burmelster. Lu Goldborough. William A. Barrett. The fire is presumed to have originated in the furnace room of the Alien building. The buildings were filled with the most inliammabie class of material. Bodies Not Recovered. The firemen who were killed were work ing about thirty feet inside the AHen build ing when t}ie iloor above uaexpectedly col lapsed catching the men with no chance of escape and witli no possibility of their comrades rescuing them. j Their bodies were not eve* recovered. jj GEN. MacARTHUR I* HAWAII. ?f Would Maintain Pearl Harbor as Strong Defensive Position. HONOLULU, November )2<> --MaJ. Gen. MacArthur, who has arrived here to study the military situation in the Ha waiian Islands, says that' the main fea ture of the defenses of the territory is the protection of the n*cal Station at Pearl Harbor. He advocates a reduction of the forccs al Honolulu and declared,that the occu pation of the other Island is not an im portant matter from a Military stand point while Pearl Harbor is maintained as a strong defensive position. War Talk Subd^des. ST. PETERSBURG, NovAiber IS; ?A dis patch received here from Vmdlvoatock notes the general subsidence of lirar talk in the Japanese press and says th? Japanese con sul general in Corea has isafred a. proclama tion to quiet the alarm of jiis compatriots. A telegram from Port 4(rthur says the Russian torpedo boat Statay was launched there yesterday, making thoUwelfth torpedo boat built at Port Arthur. The flrst six of these vessels have already been placed on a war footing. ? ? ? t "All That Glitter*," Etc. ST. PETERSBURG, November 28.?A family of Ignorant Siberian peasants re cently arrived on foot, afte# traveling 3.00W miles in six months, at fromsk, Siberia, with a wagon filled with 4 supposed for tune in gold. They found o>i arrival at the mint that the value tftthe treasure was $10. ? ? ? |? ; Survey Completed for Railroad. ST. PETERSBURG, November 2ft.?The survey has been completed for a railroad from Ktakhta, Siberia, to Peking, by way of Ougou. The length of the road will be about !,<**> miles. It will give a ahort cut to the Chinese capital. JAPAN EAGER FOB WAR. Dr. Bedlce Says Government is Strengthening Her Fleet. RAN FRANCISCO, November 2<i.?John Goodnow, United States consul general at Shanghai, and Dr. Bedloe, for a number of years American consul at Amoy, but now a newspaper correspondent, have arrived here from the orient. Consul Goodnow does not look for war in the orient, but believes that the exist ing trouble will be satisfactorily settled between the contending nations. . He ex presses himself highly pleased with the new Chinese treaty, which he declares is of great importance to the United States. Dr. Bedloe says the Japanese are eager for war with Russia, and that the former have no fear 01' the result. He claims that the Japanese are stronger as a naval force in the east than Russia and are steadily strengthening their fleet by converting a number of mail steamers, recently pur chased, into armored cruisers. The alliance between Great Britain. Ger many and Japan, hi; claims, is purely de fensive, and indicates that England will not permit any nation to make" war on Japan. EMPRESS DOWAGER HARASSED By Manchurian Question and the Kuangsi Crisis. TOKIO. November 2t>.? It is stated in mandarin circles that the empress dowager is finding her days and nights harassed by the Manchurian question and the Kuangsi crisis. Womanlike, she has resorted to the gods for help. In fact, she has lately nwee a vow before the Buddha of Wanshoushan Temple that if the affairs of the above-named provinces be satisfactorily settled by next November she would expend the entire money contri butions promised by the high officers of the crown of Peking and the provinces, es timated at eight millions in all, for the cel ebration of her seventieth birthday anni versary next year upon building extra temples, beautifying the present ones and in doing other good work that may be pleasing to the gods. HUNTING FOR GARNETT. Former Virginian Who Shot Down Major J. W. McClitng. SAN FRANCISCO. November 26.?The po lice have not yet succeeded in arresting Alexander Garnetf. who shot down Maj. J AV. McClung while defending Mrs. Lillie H. Coit from a miirderous attack by Gar nett. Garnett is a remote cousin of Mrs. Coit and over fifty years of age. He is a native of Virginia and fought through the civil war in the confederate army. Maj. McClung. whom he shot, ar.d who is now believed to be In a dying condition, also served in the confederate army during the war. Garnett lias been on the coast for the last twenty-five years and has been engaged in mining. Fire Throws 200 Out of Work. MARIETTA, Ohio, November 20.?The Royal glass plant, owned by the National Glass Company, employing 200 persons, burned today. Loss, $75,000, partly insured. Dismissed From Service. BERLIN, November 20.?Naval Ens'grn Huessener, whose sentence for killing a soldier at Esseln because he did not salute hita property was quashed by the imperial court, has been dismissed from the service. Lord Ritchie Made Baronet. LONDON, November 2(5.?King Edward has conferred a baronetcy on Lord Mayor Ritchie in commemoration of his recent en tertainment of King Victor Emmanuel and <4ueen Helena of Italy, at the GuildhalL Close Guard Maintained at All the Large Mines. SEVERAL NEW ARRESTS TRYING TO MAINTAIN ORDER OUT IN COLORADO. Gov. Peabody Receives Mr.ny Threat ening Letters?Gen. Bell's Sensa sational Declaration. CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., November 26 ? The military force in this district has been increased this week to 500 men and a close guard is maintained at all the large mines that are being operated with non-union men.. Nine of the men who had been confined at Camp Goldfield since Sunday have been re leased. but several new arrests have been made and there are still ten prisoners, in cluding C. G. Kennison. Sherman Parker and W. F. Davis, members of the Union Stock Company. The excitement occasioned by the disaster of the Vindicator mine lias subsided to a large degree. Willingness to Aid. Vnion men generally declare their will ingness to aid in sifting the matter to the bottom. Sheriff Robertson denies the statement at tributed to Adjutant General Sherman Bell, to the effect that he had refused to take the prisoners now in custody and held by the militia. "I have at all times been ready to receive them," said the sheriff, "and I am able anil willing to guarantee to hold and protect them." Reported Plot to Blow Up Capitol. DENVER. November 26.?Although Gen eral Sherman Bell declared yesterday that he had information of a plot to blow up the state house and assassinate Governor Pea body and himself. Governor Peabody said to day that he had not heard of any threats or plots of that nature. "I am in receipt of anonymous letters al most every mail," said the governor, "but have found none of a threatening nature for some time. The majority of them tell me that I have mistaken my calling and ougiit to vacate the governor's chair. That is my intention, when my term of office is over." General Bell would not reveal the source of his information. ALL QUIET IN SAN DOMINGO. The Former President and His Cabinet Will Go to Cuba. The end of the San Domingo revolution is officially recorded in a cablegram re ceived at the State Department today from United States Min.ster Powell, dited yes terday. The minister reports that all was quiet; that the president, Wos y Gil, and the cabinet were to leave for Cuba. The Newport had withdrawn her marines from the city of San Domingo. The revo lutionary party guaranteed order and safe ty for all persons. The election for presi dent, to take the place of the deposed Wos y Gil, has been set to take place in three months. The U. S. S. Baltimore, which went from San Dom.ngo to San Juan for coal, wi;l probably not return to the first nameJ lK)rt, but will come north to Newport News, to be inspected, before proceeding to join the Asiatic squadron, accord ng to the original plan. ? I ,n | TO GO IN COMMISSION. The Missouri Will Be Attached to Battle Ship Squadron on the Atlantic. It has been arranged at the Navy De partment that the battle ship Missouri, now at Newport News, shall be put in commission at the navy yard. Norfolk, on the 1st proximo and be attached to the battle ship squadron of the North At lantic fleet. The first commander of tills latest adidtion to the armored fleet of the navy will be Capt. William S. Cowles, who, since September, 18U9, has been sta tioned in this city as assistant to Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of navigation. As Is well konwn, Capt. Cowles is the President's brother-in-law. He will be succeeded at the Navy De partment by Capt. John H. Plllsbury, a member of the general board. TO RESUME OPERATIONS. Mills in Pittsburg District Post Notices. PITTSBURG. Pa.. November 26.?Official notices have been posted at the Demmler mill of the American Tinplate Company, to the effect that the entire plant will be start ed next Sunday at midnight. The notices request all employes to meet at the mill Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The company desires to know just how many of the old employes will accept the 20 per cent reduction recently proposed. The hot mills of the McKeesport Tinplate Company's plant at Port Vue will start next Monday. A reduction similar to that at the Demmler mills will be offered to the men and it is said will be accepted. Foot Ball at Richmond. Special 'lispatih to The Evening Star. RICHMOND. Va., November 26.?Busi ness is wholly suspended here today. The general assembly was in session for a short while, but soon found Itself without a quo rum. The foot ball teams are preparing to get to the park. An enormous crowd is ex pected. There is little betting, but Caro lina is asking odds. Counsel of the Vir ginia team Is here and in the pink of con dition. The game will be called at 2 o'clock. Israel Zangwill Weds. I.ONDON, November 23.?Israel Zangwill, the author, and Edith Ayrton, daughter of W. E. Ayrton, president of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, were married quietly today at a registry office In the east end of London. A number of distinguished novel ists and theatrical people were present. Thornton Beats All Records. Special Dispatch to Tbe Evening Star. NORFOLK, Va., November 36.?During a seven hours' run out from the Norfolk navy yard, under steam from one boiler, the United States torpedo boat Thornton main tained the phenomenal speed of fifteen knots an hour, breaking all previous records of Ifce kind. The boat at the time was under command of Lieut. Marshall, with Chief Machinist Parvelie at the engines. When a prospective purchaser sees the advertisement of a business concern in a reputable publication like The Evening Star, it fixes that concern's identity, gives it a standing. With such introduction the transaction of business is an open book. Doable Tragedy Enacted at Early Hour This Morning. THE CORONER'S ACTION CRIME ALLEGED TO BE SEQUEL OP AN INVESTIGATION. Death of Miss Madge Hale Subject of Inquiry?Airest of Dr. Ohlendorf. Following the Investigation of the iV.ith of Miss Margaret H.ile, 1110 local |?ollcfl end tlx* I'rlnce George county authorities made an arrest last .light. This morning there was a partial solution of the mys tery when Robert J. Hale, a printer, shot and killed his wife ami then committed suicide. He had been suspected of re sponsibility for Madge Male's misfortune, and Detective Evans had Interviewed lilm at his home. No. .'!<? 1 street north* 'St Ho denied that he had wronged the girl who had dh-d in the Hrentin.tr Sanitarium at Brentwood, hut admitted that she h ><l pass ed off as his consln, wh.cn in reality she was in no manner related to him. Yes terday's investigation of the ca?e, as ;Tint ed in The Star, resulted in the autopsy, and this, it Is s:'.id, disclosed a condition which indicated that an operation had been performed on Miss Hale. if. Joseph O. <Ihlendorf, who conducts tlie sanii irlura. was arrested and held it iiyatl^vill" last night on a charge of murder. Magisirato ran- eomwltied l.iin to tie < ustody ot <V?n stahle 15 irr. to lie held without ball until the inquest could be held Ji.ls. aftern??on Author of Double Crime. Robert J Hale, who committed th ? dou ble crime tils morning, was a compositor in the government printing office. Ih wan from Scr.wUcin, Pa., and hid lK-d hero about fifteen years. Ilis wife was ? Miss Fannie Reardon and h**r liomo w s at Horsehead, near Kl'iura, N. V. Sh- Urst married a mm naued Pnad*. who dle?. and subsequently slie became the wife of Hale. He w is tiftv-two .ears old. . ud a st>hsli dresser. lb- was known 10 have visiied Miss M idge 11 .l< at her bm ding house, where he hud h?-< n Introdn. . d as her cousin. Hale got tp about ? ? ,-lock this morning and went to the room in the b:\s-ment where lie fixed the Ittroln- tire. Then lie went out and got the copy or the morning pa per tli.it had be< n left at lil? door. The condition of the paper 011 the dining room table indieated that In* had re-a.l the story of Dr. Ohlendorf's arrest and of the subsequent investigation, whleh he probably feared would mean lii.< ruin. Then he wrote several notes. It is ap parent from the contents of these notes that it was his intention to k 11 himself and not molest his wife. From the time he left the dining room until he readied the leep mg chamber he probably thought over tho matter and concluded that bis wife would be better off If she did not have to bear what he had brought upon her. Message to His Wife. In the note to his wife, which was found in his desk, he said: "To Fannie, the best woman in the ! world, unfortunately married to a degener ate: Think kindly o fine sometimes ,as | there were few virtues that were mine. "Have my remains cremated that there will be neither name nor remembrance. Find all your papers in tin box. "Collect insurance from National Union | and Equitable Life. Find building asso ciation book in vest pocket. Collect I money from Typographical Union?$:tlO. (Signed) "ft- J- HAIJ2. The other note, which was not addressed to anybody, reads: "I have disgraced myself; I have dis graced my wife, the dearer;, best and most noble woman in the world. 1 write this that all may know she was not to blame in any way shape or manner for my perfidy. She was too grand, too noble and too honorable, and If I had done as she always wanted me to the end would not be as it is?death and disgrace to me. ROBERT J. HALL. Owner of Real Estate. Robert J. Hale owned several pieces of real estate, including the house in which he committed the double tragedy this morn jpg_ Two weeks ago lie sold a house on ? street a few doors from his home. His wife was a devout Catholic, but the husband was of a different religious belief. It IS known that she frequently discussed willi him the question of his manner of living, and when he was visited by Madge Hale, the employe of the government printing office bindery. Mrs. Hale's wife made known her objections. "But she's my cousin, the man pto tPHaie and his wife were out together last night and when they reached home they went to the kitchen in the basement and had a light lunch. James Ray, also a com positor in government emptoy. occuplled a room on the top floor of the Hale home. This morning he heard a noise in the house about ti:4.'i o'clock, but coulil not locate it. Ray went out to his breakfast and return ed home about !>::? o'clock. As lie entered the house he was met by Hales .log. Bi jou," which had been Hale's constant cum nun ion for several >ears. The dog's manner excited the su-p e oi.s of the roomer, end when 1 he latter s w no signs of Hale or his wife .bout the house he went to their apartment. One glance into the darkened room was all that was necessary to explain their silence. Roy left the house and sought a police man Crossing Policeman Bryan was found ?id'lie communicated the Information to ^ereeint Elliott. The house was v'site.l by the police sergeant, and Coroner Nevltt was on hand lorn; before noon. h- latter found a bullet wound 111 Mrs. H'If s left temple and thai the ball had parsed through the head, while Hale had shot him self .11 the right temple. Mrs. 11 le s body hfid not moved an inch from the position it was in when she was shot, while his bodv had fallen partly out of the bed and the blood had streamed almost the entire length of tlie room over ihe matting. I lie revolver the husband had used was in tlie bed bet wee 11 the two bodies Certificates of Death. Detectives Evans and McNamee were sent to the house by Captain Boardman and they made an Investigation. The notes left by Hale were read and tlie detectives and coroner had no difficulty in reaching a con clusion. Coroner Nevltt gave the necessary certificates and a committee from a local lodee of Masons, of which Hale was a member, took charge of the bodies Thomas Hale, father of the dead man, is a carpenter, and his home Is at Scranton, Pa A nephew of Mrs. Hale. Thomas Rear don lives in this city, and Is employed In a ?t'h street plumbing establishment. Inquest Over Miss Hale's Remains. Detectives Baur and Evans were in at tendance at the Inquest held this afternoon at Hyattsville over the remains of Miss Madge Hale. The detectives made a thor ough investigation of the case yesterday, and when Dr. Glazebrook reported It was decided to cause the arrest of Dr. Ohlen dorf. The detectives consulted State's At? torney Lewln and Magistrate Carr at Hy?