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Star's Sunday Magazii
Colored Comic Section.
No. 94.-No. 16,905.
Harry Hildebrai
the Horrible
* Conflicting Testimony Regard
ing Display of Signals.
Prominent Officials Say They Should
Have Been White.
Short Interval Between Dead Train
and the One Destroyed by
Engine 2120.
In the effort to obtain further light
upon the question of responsibility
for the horrible disaster on the
tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad at Terra Cotta, D. C., just
a week ago today, the jury of in
quest summoned by Coroner Nevitt
? * i i ... ?i -r.
neiu a n>ii}4 session hmcumv auci
noon. listening during the last hour
and a half to the recital of his side
of the story by Engineer Hilde
brand, who was in charge of the
death-dealing locomotive, Xo. 2120.
It was the fourth day of the inquiry
conducted bv the District coroner
into the causes of the rear-end col
lision, and, as indicated in The Star
yesterday, the one constantly recur
ring query was:
"Which man, or coterie of men,
'higher up' in the management of
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company was accountable for the
elasticity ot the mock system?tne
anomalous conditon which permit
ted varying interpretations of vital
signals between the hours of 6:30
and 7 o'clock in the evening?"
In the testimony yesterday there
was developed a wide divergence of
statement in the sworn evidence
which has been presented before the
coroner. t )perator Dutrow, in
charge of the block station at Silver '
T r . . i ..v i Fm'! I. ?!
ti'iioto by St a
Spring, wlun <>11 ;!;?. witness stand
Fridav, declared hi train 0o
and engin* _'U ;h? signal indicating
a clear block, and the veteran station
lender (Trutnble) at Silver Spring
rot only <U dared he saw the white
target exposed when 2120 passed,
but also asserted, with great atten
tion to detail, that the green hand
lantern, which would be necessary
(to make up the "double-green" sig
T11T ATlTFinn
id's Account of
Disaster at
rial, was sitting on the floor of the
Silver Spring station until after 2120
passed at 6:28 p.m.
Engineer Vermillion, his fireman,
Crawford, and another fireman,
Crockett, who were together in the
cab of the engine of train 66, de
clared they entered the block at Sil
ver Spring under a "double green."
Engineer Hildebrand of engine 2120
was equally positive regarding the
rlicnlnv of tlio crwn" wVlPn
he passed the same block station.
Higher officials of the Baltimore and
Ohio declared the condition existing
at that time?a clear block to Tako
ma?called for the exhibition of a
white signal, and Operator Phillips
of the Takoma station testified he re
ceived a report from Operator De
trow which would indicate that both
trains in turn were given a clear
block at Silver Spring.
The issue at stake appears to be
that the "double green" at Silver
Spring would indicate to the en
gineers of each passing train that
the station at Takoma Park was
closed and the eastern boundary of
the block was thus extended to Uni
versity, with only a possible obstruc
tion at the cross-over switch at Ter
ra Cotta. According to his own
story, Engineer Hildebrand was in
bed only twice?four hours each
time?between 9:30 o'clock Friday
morning and the hour of the wreck
Sunday night ? a stretch of fully
sixty hours. Hildebrand's watch
showed the time to be 6:31 when
he passed Silver Spring, he said, and
the time of the accident to be 6:38.
All other railroad watches gave the
time of the wreck as 6:34 p.m.
After The Star went to press yesterday
George W. Nagle, conductor of train ?<J,
was placed on the stand. Nagle said he
has been employed on the Baltimore and
Ohio as extra conductor for about ten
years and he went on duty as conductor
of train ?fj the Sunday before Christmas.
"When did you first see engine 2120, Sun
day ?" atik>-d the coroner.
"At Washington Junction."
"Did you get any orders there concern
ir?tr th#' rlfntl-hfari train?"
"The train dispatcher in Baltimore gave
you no word about 1!12?> or how close it
w.is likely to follow you?"
"What signal did you see at Silver
"The double green."
"What would that signify to you, and,
cf th?* Equipment Trail;,
ff I'botogr;i|ilin I
. under i! " c > iix.Jtar.: <~s. what signal would
] you i x;ml ; T.ik'Cii.i Park?"
i ""P1: li >ir lc jrree'i t?n il should not have
: !)i n showt a Sliver S.Jiing unless Takoma
i*ark station w.i.< i-"o >d. The very fact
, of that light be.ns siiowii indicated that
I Takoma was-' a '.-'.. id' < SRce. because the
double green in,iU-:iieK only a cross-over,
and t! i ii is no cro>v*-over between Silver
Spring and Takoma Park. If ttie Takoma
office is still open a a J i: is desired to sig
nal that the cross-over at Terra Cotta is
being used, the double green should be
shown at Takoma and not at Silver
"Why have you not ascertained why you
were shown the double green?"
"I have asked the parly who was in
IContiuued on Second Page.)
ii> Si
In connection with the death of Oscar
Flllah and of Antonius Abdo, the Syrians
who figured in the double tragedy at New
York avenue and lUth street last Friday
afternoon, the bodies are to rest side by
side in a local cemetery. Undertaker
Thomas S. Sergeon yesterday took charge
of the remains of Antonius, who murdered
his cousin and then committed suicide, and
removed the body to 1203 New York ave
nue, the home of the mother of the mur
dered man. Later in the day he took charge
of the body of Oscar Fillah and removed
it to his establishment. 1011 7th street, and
prepared it for burial. Arrangements were
made for the cemoval of the latter body
to the New York avenue house this morn
ing, where It will rest alongside that of the
man who murdered him.
Arrangements have not yet been com
pleted for the funeral, but it was said last
night that the funeral is to be a double
one. It is the intention of relatives to have
one mihister conduct the ceremonies over
the two bodies at the same time and to
have them interred in graves that are to be
in me same 101 in a. local cemetery.
Mutual friends are of the opinion that
Oscar would have forgiven his cousin had
he lived, and they, therefore, see no rea
son why they should not be of a forgiving
spirit and have a double funeral. The
time for the funeral has not yet been fixed,
but It will probably occur tomorrow after
Russia Hampered in Naval Upbuild
ing Plan.
ST. PETERSBURG, January 5?The re
organization of Russia's shattered sea
force, which has been kept practically at a
standstill by reason of the powerful clique
T**V?lr?V? 5a flo'litino' n nroi'iin t V a
into the naval scandals of the grand ducal
regime to which the defeats of the Russians
at the battle of the Sea of Japan are largely
attributed, has lately received an impetus
through the personal interest of the em
At a recent conference of the highest
naval authorities summoned personally by
the emperor and presided over by himself
his majesty enjoined the officers to speak
with the utrjiost frankness, and for the
first time he was informed of the full ex
tent of the corruption responsible for the
defeats at the hands of the Japanese.
A proposal to adopt the German plan of
naval administration was rejected as un
timdy. because it would be regarded as
withdrawing the navy from the control and
hence the confidence of parliament, but
those present at the conference gathered
that the emperor was fully determined to
put through a complete naval program.
This program will be elaborated as soon as
the finances of the empire permit.
Recognition of Foreign Officials in
This Country.
The following foreign consular officers
have been recognized in the United States:
Giovanni Passarelli, consular agent of
Italy at Indianapolis, Ind.
Bernardo Dolzadelli, consular agent of
Italy at Butte. Mont.
Walter Herron Taylor, consular agent of
France at Norfolk, Va.
Carlo Papini, vice consul of Italy at i>ew
Orleans, La.
Avelino Portela Rolan, honorary vice con- |
sul of Spain at' Vieques, Porto Rico, for
Vieques and its district.
Edgardo Perera. consular agent of Italy
at Minneapolis, Minn.
Henry C. Sheppard. commercial agent of
Brazil at Philadelphia, Pa.
Thomas Samuel Huntington TColderup,
vice consul of Norway at Seattle. Wash.
Einar Storm Trosdal. vice consul of Nor
way at Savannah, for the slate of Georgia.
Giulio Ricciardi. vice consul of Italy at
San Francisco. Cal.
Ch. Le ltrun, consular agent of France at
Vieques, Porto Rico.
P. Sandoz, consular agent of France at
Humacao. Porto Rico.
Peter KrafTt, consul of Austria-Hungary
at Manila, P. I.
A. Katz, consul of the Netherlands at
Philadelphia, for the state of Pennsylvania.
Guido Sabetta. consul of Italy at Chicago,
for the states of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio,
Kentucky, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and
Uonello Scelsi, consul of Italy at New
Orleans, for the states of Louisiana, Texas,
Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee
and Arkansas.
Rosenilo Torras. vice consul of the Argen
tine Republic at Brunswick, Ga.
A. Bravo, vice consul of Belgium at Maya
guez, Porto Rico, for the departments of
Aguadilla and Mayaguez.
Ernesto Morlnglane, vice consul of the
Dominican Republic at Ponce, Porto Rico. -
Akatsuka Shosuke, consul of Japan at
Manila, P. I.
Dr. D. Pedro Arcentales, consul general of
Ecuador at San Francisco. Cal.
Jean Freuler, vice consul of the Swiss
confederation at San Francisco, Cal
. A.
/luc,. j)i.cke\ ,
LONDON, January R.?Karl ITau of the
George Washington University, whose ex
tradition to Germany on the charge of
murdering his mother-in-law, Frau Mo!i
tor, at Baden-Baden, was recently granted,
left London for Hamburg this evening in
charge of two Scotland Yard, detectives
who had instructions to watch the prison
er closely. They will be met at Hamburg
by two German officers, who will take Hau
to Baden-Baden.
TV?*? i? Qtill TV on If
Bow street magistrate ordered Hau's ex
tradition the prisoner has been refused the
privilege of the prison barber, but before ills
departure from Brixton jail this evening he
implored the warden to allow him to be
shaved. The warden's consent was finally
When asked at the railroad station
whether he would like to say anything for
his American friends in respect to the
crime with which he is charged, Hau re
plied :
"There is nothing that I can say."
The Star today consists of six parts, as
Part I?News 12
Part II Editorial 12
Part III?Magazine 20
Part IV?Women's and Fashions 8
Part V?Sports 4
Fart \ I?comic aeciion
Part One.
Story Told by the Engineer 1
The Negro Troops 1
Blown to Fragment* 1
Broke All Rules of Blo'k System 2
Alexandria Affairs 3
Power of Ilarriman o
Provisions of Pure Food Law 6
Ilard Fight in Baltimore 8
All Germany Aroused 9
Classified Ads 10
Classified Ads T 11
Local News 12
Part Two.
Porto Rico Schools 1
Society 2
Richmond Society 3
Editorials 4
In the Realm of Higher Things 5
Eminent Prelates in Castled Poverty 0
Has Unique History 7
Against Drink Evil T
As the Cartoonists See the News x 8
The Slave of Silence... 8
News of the Local National Guardsmen 8
Financial Page 9
The Theater 10
Around the City 11
In the Stores 11
Part Three.
The Portion of Labor. By James Cardinal m
Gibbons 3
Training Aiymal Trainers. 1>. Frank Bostock 7
The Viceroy Versa. By Seumas MacManus... 9
Memories of Jefferson I'avis. By La Salle
Corbell Pickett 11
His Father's Son. By Walter Hackett 13
Mrs. Mori weather's Luncheon. By Carolyn
Wells v 15
Part Four.
Liberals' Ire Rising 1
Military Display at Jamestown Defended 1
Practical Aid and Pictorial Suggestions 2
Latest Paris Fashions 3
Practical Housekeepers' Own Page 4
The Greatest Hunt in the World 5
Anecdotes Concerning Well-known People 5
Kate Merideth, Financier 0
Mr. Doolev 7
Played Out 8
Burglaries of Mail and Their Detection 8
Part Five.
Judge Post Wins by a Head 1
Cleveland or New York First 1
Nothing in the Cnglaub Deal 1
I i.aivi'Kliili uoou rwce lor irauiiiiK z
Orientals Still Gaining 2
News (if Interest to Avitouioliillutg 3
To Regulate College Athletics 3
Sidestepping the Crab Ball Players 3
Mysotis is Picked to Will 4
Watching Work of l.ea<liug Jockeys 4
New York anil Boston 1)ok Shows 4
Sensational but Short Turf Careers 4
Part Six.
Uncle Geo. Washington Sings, the Village
Story-Teller 1
Simon Shows Pa the Way to Do It 2
"Wags"?The Dog that Adopted a Man 2
Bub?He's Always to Blame 3
S-S-Btut-ter-ing 8-S-Sain-my 3
Mary unci Her Little Lamb 4
Sambo and Ilia Funnj "Noises" 4
ANUARY 6, 1907.*
Special I'ispalrh to The Star.
MONTREAL,, Quebec. January 5.?Lord
Strathcona, Canada's high commissioner in
Britain, will arrive in Montreal tomorrow,
having left the Canadian Pacific railroad's
steamship Empress of Britain it St. John,
tf. B., on Friday. The rumor that his
resignation as high commissioner would be
forthcoming is denied by him. He said to
"The appointment of Mr. James Bryce
is ambassador to the United States should
neet wiih the approval of all Canadians. I
lave known Mr. Bryce intimately for years,
ind no better man could be chosen for this
sigh ofllce. Mr. Bryce, in my opinion,
should have a Canadian aid, as had been
jrged by statesmen in the dominion, but
his will be a matter for diplomats to set
le, and I cannot say whether or not this
lesirable representation at Washington will
x- secured, thoueh. considering the nresent
'eeling between the home government and
Canada, I believe it very probable."
Speaking on imperial relations as affected
jy the new tariff. Lord Strathcona said it
jpened a range of subjects which could not
je treated summarily. The proposed colo
lial conference will be of great benefit so
'ar as the standing of the colonies in Great
Britain is concerned. The topics to be dls
;ussed will cover a wide range, the main
;heme of which will be closer trade rela
;ions within the empire. So far as Canada
s concerned, the conference will prove of
ncalculable benefit, for it will bring about
i closer .ind more definite unity of Interest.
Dr. G. R. Parkin was also a passenger to
5t. John on the Empress of Britain. He
s visiting America to arrange various mat
ers regs.rding the Rhodes scholarships to
3e awaraeu tnis year.
In Maine he is to inquire Into the quali
fications of a number of candidates and will
return to New Brunswick in a few days
t>efore starting westward.
Attorney Hoover Leaves Salt Lake
City With Evidence.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 5.?
3eorge F. Hoover of Washington, who has
Ueen retf.ined in the defense of Mrs. Anna
M. Bradley, the slayer of former Senator
Arthur Brown, departed for Washington
this evening. Having in his possession a
formal written statement said to have been
made by Arthur Brown in 1005, in which
the writer acknowledges the paternity of
two of Mrs. Bradley's children. Their
lames are Arthur Brown Bradley and
Mark Montgomery Brown Bradley. The
statemen; declares that "these are my chil
dren by Anna M. Bradley."
These are the children whom Brown spe
tifiAolh' i r> hie \*'i11 Atlnmou
Hoover procured other material to be used
n Mrs. Bradley's defense at Washington.
Cadets at V. M. I. Had Fireworks
Display on Roof.
RICHMOND. Va., January 5.?The entire
third class at the Virginia Military Insti
tute, Lexington, Va., with the exception of
Ave members only, were placed under ar
rest tonight for "celebrating" with pyro
technics from the top of the academy build
ing in spite of orders to the contrary, and
the men are now confined to their rooms.
The culprits fell out of ranks at supper
roll and while their companions were at
the evening meal, ascenuea to tne roor or
the Smith Memorial Hall and from that
vantage point set off nearly a hundred dol
lars' worth of fireworks, which they had
surreptitiously taken into barracks. It will
be recalled that the first class at the same
Institution celebrated In a similar manner
at New Year in ISO!) and for the offense was
dismissed. The present offenders will prob
ably be treated in the same way.
Sultan's Gunners Fired Wilaly, but
Killed Fifty.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
PARIS, January 5.?A dispatch from
Tangier to the Petit Parisien .says the sul
tan's troops under Sid Mohammed Gabbas
began the bombardment of Zinat, Raisuli's
stronghold, at 11 o'clock this morning. The
sultan's troops used three cannons from
Tangier, but not very successfully, and
only a small breach was made In the wall
The sultan's troops fought well. They re
celved a promise of all the spoiLs taken
if they would produce the heads of the
revolutionary chieftains. The sultan's
troops suffered the Iosk of twenty killed.
It is reported that fifty of Raisali's follow
ers were slain.
The sultan's cannoneers fired wildly and
endangered the lives of everybody. The
latest re<port is that Ralsuli fled and that
Zln&t is a mass of burned ruins.
To Be Sent to Duty in the Phil
Simply to Take the Place of Other
For Failure to Aid the Authorities
in Discovering Participants in
the Brownsville Affair.
As was stated In yesterday's Star, three
cavalry regiments, 4th, Oth and 10th, and
four Infantry regiments, 18th, 25th, 20th
and 30th. have been ordered from stations
In the United States to duty in the Phil
ippines to relieve an equal number of regi
ments who have about completed their tour
of service in the archipelago. The troops
ordered to foreign service include all the
colored regiments now in this country, to
wit: The 25th Infantry and the l?th and
loth Cavalry. The only other colored regi
ment in the army, the 24th Infantry?is al
ready in the Philippines. Because of this
general assignment of all the colored troops
to foreign field service the impression arose
that it was intended as an additional pen
alty upon the soldiers of that race for
their failure to aid the authorities in dis
covering the miscreants who took part In
the midnight raid at Brownsville.
In consequence of the prevalence of that
idea Secretary Taft felt impelled to issue
the following statement on the subject:
Secretary Taft's Statement.
"There was a time, between ItHXI and
1905, when the colored regiments were not
sent to the Philippines at all. In how
ever, this policy was tentatively changed,
and the 24th Infantry, a colored regiment,
was sent to the Philippines and is now
there. The service of the 24th Infantry in
the Philippines has been entirely satisfac
tory, and it is thought that the service of
the other regiments will be.
"In reporting upon this subject, Gen.
Wood states:
" 'I recently visited and made an inspec
tion of the departments of the Visayas and
Mindanao, and found the 154th Infantry very
well liked by the civil authorities in the
neighborhood of its various stations. In
fact, at Tacloban the governor expressed
particular appreciation of the line conduct
of this regiment.'
Equal Foreign Service.
"Because of this report and experience,
the general staff recommended and the
department decided it to be wise to return
to the former policy of equal foreign service
of all the regiments of the mobile army.
"The present assignment of the other col
ored regiments to the Philippines is merely
for an equal distribution of foreign service.
They have not been there for four years.
It now becomes fair to them nml tn nrht.r
regiments that they be assigned to the Phil
ippines in due order.
"Foreign service, it should be stated, in
creases the pay of the men 20 per cent and
counts double time for retirement. It was
pointed out at the department therefore
that the idea that these orders were preju
dicial to the colored troops or were made
on account of the Brownsville affair was
utterly absurd."
To Sail First.
The negro troops are to sail for the Phil
ippines before most of the white organiza
tions, the last of which will not leave this
country until early In January of l'JOB. Upon
its return to this country the 8th Cavalry
will take station at Fort Robinson, Neb.,
and Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. The 7th
Cavalry will be stationed at Fort Riley,
Kan., and Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The
4th Cavalry will go to Fort Yellowstone,
Wyo., Fort Meade, S. D., and Fort Keogh,
When it returns to this country the 19th
Infantry will be stationed at Fort Bliss,
Tpvaa TTnrt Rpnn Okla nnH Mr!n
tosh, Texas. The Oth Infantry is to go to
Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 16th In
fantry goes to Fort Omaha, Neb., Fort Lo
gan H. Roots, Ark., and Fort Reno, Okla.
The 30th Infantry is ordered to Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., and the 15th Infantry
to Fort Douglas, Utah.
Body of E. E. George of Tazewell.
Va., Found in Creek.
TAZEWELL, Va., January 5.?E. E.
"George, clerK of Tazewell county, was
found dead early today near here. His
throat had been cut and .lis body thrown
into a creek. His watch and pocketbook
are missing:, and the motive oi the crime
undoubtedly was robbery.
Mr. George was in his office here last
night until a late hour, when he set out
for home on horseback. This morning the
horse returned home riderless, and a search
resulted in the finding of the body of Mr.
George in a creek about two miles from
town. A posse with bl odhounds is on the
trail of the murderer.
Beadjustment of Pay.
Secretary Metcalf has now before him
the annual reports of the boards of naval
officers ""kt the various navy yards and
stations, making recommendations for the
readjustment of the pay scales of the em
ployes. The boards are charged to fix these
according to the highest rates of pay in
corresponding civil establishments. The re
sults have not entirely satisfied the men in
several instances, and it is now the duty
of the Secretary to endeavor to finally pass
upon the scales.
To Deepen the Deleware.
A subcommittee of the House committee
on rivers and harbors yesterday gave a
hearing to Philadelphia interests advocat
ing a survey for a 35-foot channel for the
Delaware river. The speakers were J. S.
W. Holten, president of the Philadelphia
maritime exchange, and Representatives
Morrell, Reyburn, Moon and Moore of
Army Appropriation Bill.
The House committee on military affairs
yesterday finished its work on the army
appropriation bill, which will be reported to
the House tomorrow.
Distress In Lodz.
LODZ, Russian Poland, January E.?The
continuation of the strike is resulting in a
frightful inci'ease In the distress and crimes
also are augmenting. The Ambulance So
ciety is refusing to send ambulances into
the suburbs to succor the man wounded in
street fights because the Hooligans threaten
to murder the attending physicians.
warmer todav: tomorrow
Little Left of Man Who Threw
Bomh in Philariplnhia
Police Seeking to Surely Establish
His Identity.
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Bank Offices Wrecked. Cashier KillecJ
and Messenger's Eyes Blown Out
?Made Demand for Money.
PHILADELPHIA, January .V?The polio?
arc making every effort to establish to a
certainty tlic Identity of the man who said
he was G. E. Williams of this city, hut who
Is supposed to have been R. Steele of Gar
ner. Iowa, who exploded a bomb in the ex
ecutive offices of the Fourth Street National
Bank shortly before noon today, killing
himself and the cashier, W. Z. McLear,
wounding about fifteen others, two of them
perhaps fatally, and wrecking the hank's
offices. The tnan hurled the d<adl> m:?slle
after he had been turned down by both
Cashier McLear and Richard H. Rushton,
the bank s president, on an application for
a loan of $,'>.( KN>.
The cashier's body was frightfully muti
lated and the bomb thrower was blown to
pieces, particles of his flesh being plas
tered over the ceiling twenty feet fr<.:n the
floor. Only a small piece of the bomb shell
was found, but experts gave It as theli;
opinion that it contained nitro-gl> cerlne,
probably as much as six ounces < f it, &
quantity sufficient to wreck the entire
eight-story building if its force was con
The Fatally Injured.
The persons who may be fatuity injured
William Cramp, a negro messriiK-T who
lives at IE?" South Hutchinson str.et, this
Thomas B. Rutter, a clerk, who is thought
to be suffering from a fractured skull.
Cramp, who guarded the door leading Into
President Rushton's office and who w;u?
standing near the man when lie threw the
bomb, had botli eyts blown out and was
badly cut by flying glass, the ll?.-ii on h's
arms being torn almost into shreds.
Those injured seriously are:
Harry Beck of 1^04 North Sartain street,
a. snecial officer of the bank, lacerations o?
the head, face and body.
Harper Mercer, S.TJ Xurth 2o;h street,
ledger clerk; lacerated face and arms.
William Wright, office buy. X. 4-d
street; possible fracture of the skull.
Eugene Mcllhone, 21.V5 Xoriii XM street,
secretary to Cashier McI-ear, badly rut
about the head.
J. P. A. Hofback, assistant to Second Vic?
President B. M. Faires, cut about tlie head.
Angelo S. Dominici, <?10 South 10th street,
a patron of the bank; lacerations of the
head and body.
William A. McCanney, 1447 I>oud- n street,
Gerinantown, clerk; broken arm and hand
and lacerated scalp.
It was about 11:."!0 o'clock when the bomb
thrower walkiKl Into the Bullitt building
from the 4th street entrance. The offices of
the bank are on the ground floor. Just to
the right of the entrance. The man walked
through the business lobby of the bank past
the tellers' windows to the executive ollices^
which are in the southeast corner of tha
building. The lobby opens Into a waiting
room. At the eastern end of this waiting
room Is the cashier s offices, looking out on
Harmony street. The two are separated
only by a heavy wooden counter. A door
on the south side of the waiting room loads
into the offices of the president and tha
first vice president, and on the norlli slda
of the waiting room is the office of the sec
ond vice president, screened off by a parti
tion of glass and wood, and the bank's im
mense steel vault, which is en<-as<-d in M?
granite blocks.
Excited Suspicion.
The man evidently had looked over tho
ground before, for he walked straight to
the waiting room without asking for any
directions. In the waiting room was tha
colored messenger, Wm. Cramp. Tha
caller was a broad-shouldered man, appar
ently about thirty-five years old, and fully
six feet tall. He was dress d in hi ick,
wearing a slouch hat and a short top coat.
His face had a pinched expression arid his
eyes were wild. His clothes were untidy,
and he had several days growth of beard
on his face. Altogether his appearance was
such that it exclt<-d the suspicion of tha
colored messenger and clerks who s ty.' him
tho a'AfMiip n*?m. Some think n??w
the man was a foreigner, but lie sjioke Kiig
lish fluently.
He told the messenger that he wanted fo
negotiate a loan, and that President Hush
ton was the only man with whom hi would
transact his business. Cramp triid to put
him off. but the big man refused, and
seated himself on a lounge. The tin ss -tiger
made one or two trips Into the pre- d? nt'a
office, and when he linally reported that ha
could not get rid of the man Rush.on told
him to send him in. It was then altout
ll:4u o'clock, and President Rushton was
up to his eyes In work that he wanted to
finish before the bank closed. As the man
was entering the president's office First
Vice President B. P. Shanbacker left. Pin
ldent Rushton told after the explosi >:? what
occurred in the room.
"I had my head down at the desk," said
he, "and didn't pay much attentli.il to the
man's appearance at first. He spoke in a
mumbling manner, but I managi-d t<> make
out that he wanted to borrow $."<,<? 0. lie
held out a naper which I think was a life
insurance policy and offered It as s. urlty,
I told him that the bank could not loan
on that collateral. He added that he was
honest and would pay the interest an
nually and return the loan at the end of
five years."
President Rushton said the man p< rsisted
and began to act strangely, but made no
threat. Finally, according to the bank
president, the bomb-thrower pulN-d two or
three photographs from his pocket, and,
holding them out, said:
Additional Security.
"See, they are my wife and daughters.
They are honest enough; that is sufficient
President Rushton asked the man where
he lived, and he said In a Philadelphia
suburb. He had sent in a plere of paper
with the name "G. F. Williams" written on
It before he entered the president's omce.
Mr. Rushton told him finally that it was
out of thequestlon for the bank to lend him
money without even being assured of hia
Identity. He advised the man to Re; some
body who knew him and return to the bank
some other day. The president hoped In
this way to get rid of htm. but ?iien the
man continued to insist that he must h;ive
the {5,000 today the president excused him
self for a moment and left the ca'.ier sit
ting in his office. Stepping out Into tft?
waiting room, President Rushton asked the
colored messenger to get the man out of
the offices. Then the president walked
through the second vice president's offices
and out ol sigm imu me u?u> a fcc-ntmi
The colored messenger told "Williams"
that the president was engaged with othej

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