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own best Interest.
Judd <& Betweiler, Inc.,
Men's Furnishings,
has remored from 707 Ninth St.
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Fair Tonight and Tuesday, Nortl
west Winds.
For the District of Columbia, fair t
night and Tuesday; light southwest i
northwest winds.
Maximum temperature past twenty-foi
hoors. 86; a year ago, 76.
There have been showers from the u]
per Mississippi valley eastward, and loca
ly in. the south, extreme southwest ai
the central Rocky mountain region.
Htghr temperatures prevailed Bunds
over the interior, due to a low area molog
rapidly over the northern disUdct
and It is still warm this, morning Qv
the central vaHeys antf the lane regie
Cooler weather with high pressure'ph
vails In the northwest.
The weather wlfl he generally fair t>
night and Tuesday tn the east-and sout
except In the south Atlantic states, whei
local showers are probable.
It will be cooler in the upper Ohio va
ley an<* the lower lake region, and cool
Tuesday In the northern portion of tl
middle Atlantic states.
The winds along the middle Atlant
coast will be freSh southwest to wes
and on the south Atlantic and east gu
coasts, light and mostly north to nortl
Steamers departing today for Europea
ports will have fresh south to southwe
winds; showers Monday, clearing Tue
day to the Grand Banks.
TTie following heavy precipitation (
Inches) has been reported during the pa
twenty-four hours: Charlotte, 1.22; Bu
falo, 1.38.
During the twenty-four hours ending
a.m. Sunday: El Paso, 1.28; Chicago, l.l:
1? Salle. 1.14; Grand Rapids. 246; Slot
City, 1.52; Richmond. 1.06; Grand Have
1.88; Charles City, 1.44.
Downtown Temperature.
The temperature recorded by Fea!
& Co.'s standard thermometer toda
was as follows: 9 a.m., 82; 12 noon, 81
2 p m.. 90.
Records for Twenty-Four Hours.
The following were the.readings of tl
thermometer and barometer at tl
weather bureau for the twenty-four houi
beginning at 2 p.m. yesterday:
Thermometer?August 16, 4 p.m.. 81;
p.m.. 78; 12 midnight, 74. August 17,
a.m.. 73; 8 a.m.. 74; 12 noon. 82; 2 p.ni
86 Maximum. 86, at 2 p.m. August li
minimum. 73. at 6 a.m. .August 17.
Barometer?August 16, 4 p.m.. 30.16;
p.m.. 30.16; 12 midnight. 30.15. August 1
4 a.m.. 30.12; 8 a.m., 30.10; noon, 30.06;
p.m.. 30.03.
Condition of the Water.
Temperature and condition of water s
S a.m.: Great Falls, temperature, 83; cm
dition. 26. Dalecarlia reservoir, temper:
ture. S3; condition at north connection, 2
condition at south connection, 24; Georg
town diMributing reservoir, temperatur
S3, condition at influent gatehouse, 2
condition at effluent gatehouse-, 22.
Height of the Water.
The elevation of the water above tl
dam at Great Falls is .151.
Tide Tables.
Today?T>ow tide. 6:25 a.m. and 6:
p m ; high tide. 12:15 a.m.
Tomorrow?Low tide, 7:25 #-m. and 7:1
P m.; high tide, 12:44 a.m. and 1:08 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today -Sun rose. 5:15 a.m.; sun set
6:54 p m ; sun rises 5:16 a.m. tomorrow.
Moon rises. 10:33 p.m. today.
. The City Lights.
The city lights and naphtha lamps i
lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; e
tinguishing begun one hour before su
rise. All arc and incandescent lam]
lighted fifteen minutes after sunset ai
extinguished forty-flve> minutes befo
sunrise. # ,
Up-River Waters.
Special Pispatch to The Star.
HARPERS FERRY. W. Va.. August 1
?The .Potomac is clear and the Shena
doah muddy.
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District Supreme Court.
nm EQUITY COURT NO. l-Justlce Barh
I nard.
In re W. E. Speir Company: reference
5c. to auditor; complainant's solicitor, P;r.
Lusby agt. Lusby: rule to show cause;
J. complainant's solicitor. C. F. Benjamtn;
,T defendant's solicitor. W. E. Ambrose.
Agnew et al. agt. Hutchins et al.; leave .
? granted to intervene; complainant's so,,
licltor. C. H. Cragin; defendant's solicitor.
Brandenburg & Brandenburg.
Dombry apt. Bombry; order to pay suit
re8 money; complainant's solicitor, G. F.
Collins; defendant's solicitor, W. C.
w. Martin.
l4- Daish agt. Zeh et al.; rule to show
_ cause; complainant's solicitor, E. H.
Thomas; defendant's solicitor. J. E.
i Lewis agt. Interstate Printing Comi
paly et al.; receiver ordered to turn
rj.' over machines; complainant s solicitors,
H. G. Kimball and E. P. Morey; defend?
ant's solicitors. Hamilton. Colbert.
Yerkes & Hamilton, L. P. Harlow and
E. H. Thomas.
Foley agt. Leahy et al.; guardian ad
litem appointed; complainant's solici"J"
tors. Darr, Peyser & Taylor; defend118
ant's solicitor, R. A. Curtin.
ly. Quivers agt. Denton et al.; guardian
ad litem appointed; complainant's so- <
licitors. Irving Williamson and J. F.
Austin agt. Cortelyou; time extended 1
to file transcript of record; complain- i
>m ant's solicitor. Glttings & Chamberlain;
if defendant's solicitor, D. W. Baker.
CIRCUIT COURT NO 1.?Mr. Justice Bar
In. nard.
iry Connecticut Pie Company agt. MillerShoemaker
Company: judgment of condemnation;
plaintilTs attorney, R. B.
Behrend; defendant's attorney, J.' El Laskey.
_ DISTRICT COURT?Mr. Justice Barnard.
In re Adam Bozi; auditor's report ap?
In re Samuel Spencer; auditor's report
rd approved.
PROBATE COURT ?Mr. Justice Bar- j
"* nard.
Estate of James H. McGIll; will ad?
mitted to probate and record and letters
testamentary Issued to R. Preston
Shealey and Samuel A. Drury; bond,
$25,000; attorney. R. Preston Shealey.
n-k Estate of Thomas G. Hensey; order
,ur authorizing- sale; attorney, E. H.
Estate of Anton Remy; will admitted
to probate and record and letters testamentary
issued to Elizabeth Remy;
? bond, $500: attorneys, Lester & Price.
In re Raymond Corcoran; leave to
incumber; attorneys, Hamilton, Colbert,
Yerkes & Hamilton.
__ In re Wolf Bush; order to purchase
stone; attorneys. Wolf & Rosenberg.
Estate of James J. Barnes;1 will dated
March 30, 1895, naming Sarah B. Barnes
executor, filed.
Estate of Joseph W. Mattingly; will
admitted to probate and record and letis.
ters testamentary issued to Joseph W.
si. Mattingly and Leonard H. Mattingly;
bond, $3,000; attorney, C. C. James.
"Stood Low in Class and Resigned at
End of Course.
, ' Specie! Dispatch to The Star.
1_ ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 17?Particular
interest is shown here in the killing
o- of William E. Annis by Capt. Peter C.
to Halns, Jr., U.S.A., as Capt. Halns is a
graduate of the Naval Academy, a memJr
ber of the class of 1893.
Capt. Halns was born in Maryland, but
received his appointment from the DlsP
trict of Columbia. He entered the acadJ
emy in 1889 and graduated four years later,
id He was not an exceptional student, his
standing being twenty-seven in a class of
Ly forty-four. He offered his resignation imv
mediately after graduation. It was acs,
er' None of Hain's classmates is at pres
n. ent At the academy. One or two are on
e* shtps making their annual practice cruise.
Col. Charles F. Macklin, commanding: the
4th Regiment, Maryland National Guard,
o- graduated in the class just before him.
h, Wthston Churchill, the author, left the
re academy in 1894, one year behind him.
j Marriage Licenses.
er Edward P. Souder. twenty-seven yeiars
old of Washington, and Martha E. Rlcherson,
nineteen years old, of Sparta, Va.
lc Robert Harriday, colored, thirty-eight
it. years, and Mary Harris, colored, thirty,'f
five years, both of Washington.
Charles Beasley. twenty-eight years, and
Ln Minnie Luck, twenty-one years, both of
st Hewlett. Va.
s- George Wilson, colored, twenty-six years.
and Mary J. Fenwick, colored, twentyin
seven years, both of Washington,
st Louis Biratns. colored, 21 years, and Maf
rie Butler, colored, 18 years, both of
8 Thomas E. Petty. 27 years old, and Vir8:
gin la M. Keefer, 21 years, both of Washix
n, Joseph A. Hayden, 27 years, and Mary
J. Clark, 22 years, both of Washington.
Benjamin Trice, colored. 32 years, and
Lunenla White, colored, 21 years, both of
st Washington.
v Horace P. Huntting. 20 years, and Marie
a". L. iMitchell, 20 years, both of Washlng
Rosla D. Beckley, colored. 24 years, and
Cassandria G. Piper, colored, 19 years,
botli of Washington.
Maudley K. Payne. 42 years, of Remlng?e
ton. Va., and Annie M. Hand, 26 years,
rs of Woodvllle, Va.
Cornelius J. Sullivan. 32 years, and Mary
E. Spedden, 31 years, both of Washington.
8 Henry Coram, colored. 23 years, and
4 Mary Queen, colored, 19 years, both of
i.. Washington.
8; George A. Jewett. 29 years, and Bertha
B. Walton, 21 years, both of Manches8
ter, Va,
- Movements of Naval Vessels.
The special service squadron, consisting c
of the battleships Maine and Alabama, ?
it hflji arrHvcut at Pnlomhn from Rln?mnrt> ,
fl" The battleship New Hampshire has
2* arrived at the New Torlt navy yardel
The battleship Mississippi has left
e, Rockland for Provinceiown, N. Y.
0; The cruisers Washington and Tennessee
have sailed from Bremerton for California
The cruisers South Dakota and Callle
fornia have left Mare Island for Call- c
fornia Cky. The
cruiser Chattanooga has arrived at
Shanghai. c
*3 The gunboat Peoria has arrived at San ?
Juan. s
*8 The transport Yankee, the torpedo boats Strlngham.
DeLong. Barney. Thornton
and Tingey, with the tug Nina and the
submarine Plunger, have arrived at New- 8
8- port from Oardlners bay. 1
The collier Nero has sailed from Lambert
Point for Bradford. 8
The gunboat Machias has sailed from ?
Gardlners bay for New York.
l'l The barke ml no Ranger has arrived at *
x- Olongapo. j
n- The collier AJax and the converted :
ps yacht Yankton have left Auckland for '
id Sydney. 1
re ,
Battleships at Colombo.
COLOMBO. August 17.?The battleships <
Alabama and Maine, constituting a spe- 1
7. rial service squadron of the United
n- States Atlantic fleet, on its way to the
Atlantic coast, arrived here yesterday.
' t
yers Informed.
: know you have a
; to sell at a certain
'ou tell them.
apest, most satisfacStar
advertising. *
(Continued from First Page.)
?ho seized Capt. Hains on the yacht
lub float, the families of Annis and Capt.
Hains were neighbors in the Hyde Park
section of Flushing two and a half years
Annis was a native of Flushing. "When
he engaged in the advertising business in
New York and married Helen Von Henoerbein.
eight years ago. he moved to the
Hyde Park section. Hains at that time
had Just been assigned to the quartermaster-is
department and was not obliged
to live within the boundary of any particular
army station.
With his young wife he took a house
near that of the Annises. The two families
soon got on terms of intimacy and
frequently dined together.
I^ater Capt. Hains was transferred to
Fort Monroe, and the Annises came to
Manhattan to live.
During Capt. Hains' professional ab- .
senees Annis visited Mrs. Hains at Fort
Monroe. T. Jenkins Hains was staying
there at the time and warned his
brother about the visits. Capt. Hains ,
soon afterward was detailed to duty at
Fort Hancock. Last spring he was sent
with the transport Crook to the Pacific.
While he was away his brother again
warned him about Annis and told him i
of a visit which Mrs. Annis had paid to |
a house in West 47th street and an ,
Illness she had sufTered. When Capt.
Hains returned home he immediately
ordered his wife to leave and later sent ]
his brother to serve divorce papers on
her at her parents' home at Winthrop,
Mass. . ,
All the relatives and friends of the
murdered man blame T. Jenkins Hains
much more than the captain for the
tragedy. They contend that he Instigated
the murder by his spying and i
talebearing. i
Interest in Army Circles.
Naturally, the shooting: has caused a
tremendous shock at Fort Hamilton,
where Capt. Halns and his wife for- 1
nerly liv?d and where the Incidents to \
which the wife confessed took ^tlace. '
Lieut. Col. Ludlow, the commandant, \
mew both the Halns brothers, and also i
lad a slight acquaintance with Annls, j
who was a frequent visitor to the post, i
tt was through his acquaintance with
:he captain and his wife, the command- 1
int said, that Annig became a member j
>f the "army set." i
"The last time I saw the men together .
"hey were as good friends as it is pos- 1
tlble for men to be," Col. Ludlow com- '
hented. "I fcappen to know that when
Hapt. Hains was called away from here i
o enter the transport service?about a i
rears ago?he turned over his automobile i
0 Annls and asked htm to use It as If It
were his own. And he also asked that i
\nnis come to the fort and take Mrs. 1
tains out driving once In a while. <
"Annls accepted the machine and fre- 1
luently drove out with Mrs. Hains. i
Vfany times he brought his own wife l
Llong, and they had parties of three, i
rhe two women seemed to be the best i
>f friends, too. I never saw anything
>ut of the way in the conduct of Annls
ind Capt. Hains' wife.
"Capt. Hains came to this post durng
the command of my predecessor,
"ol. Grimes. His position was post
juartermaster and constructing quarermaster,
and he has always been
-egarded as one of the most efficient
>fficers In the service. He was not exictly
a lovable man. having a fiery temper.
which, strangely, was coupled with [
1 rather austere manner. But of his
iblllty there is no doubt.
"As I said, he left here to go to the
ransport service. He made a couple of
:rlps between San Francisco and Manila,
ind also one to Alaska. Then last May
le returned here very suddenly. That
was the time?I hear now?when his brother,
Jenkins, made accusations against his
wife and Annls.
Rupture With Wife.
"I remember his return well. He and
lis wife, on the. first and second days,
teemed as loving as ever. There was no
ilgn of trouble. It was on the third day
hat the split occurred, gnd I heard at
hat time of the confession.
"The story I got?and It came to me ,
iretty straight?was that Gen. Halns,
2apt. Halns and Jenkins Hains all were
>resent with the wife, and that one or
mother of them had a revolver in his
land when Mrs. Halns signed the paper. ,
"She went away on the next day. The
-aptaln stayed two weeks, and then was
elieved from transport duty, getting an
isslgnment as captain of the 48th Company
of Coast Artillery at Fort Hancock,
Sandy Hook."
Col. Ludlow said he did not know Jentins
Halns very well, though he had
leen him frequently about the post. There
was a tragic incident in the elder brother's
earlier life, the colonel said, which
irejudiced him against the man.
"I was at Fortress Monroe about 1900,"
le said, "when Gen. Halns and Thornton
lenkins Halns were there. Jenkins, as
hey called him. wag a civilian, of course,
is he is now. One day he and another
rhap went out in a sailboat. The boat reurned
carrying the other man's body. He
lad been shot through the heart. '
Feeling Strong Against Haines.
At the clubhouse of the Bay side Yacht
?lub yesterday the club's barge was at :
lalf mast and sorrow was general over
he killing of Annis, who was a popular
nenVber. <
Feeling against the Hains brothers was
equally strong, members declaring that T.
fenkins Hains had been talking to them
or some time relative to the purchase of ^
eal estate, and that the explanation of
lis visit to the club fiaurday .was his deire
to meet an agent with whom he had ]
in engagement. They also declared hie, ,
vhile talking real estate on Saturday, ]
asually asked where Annis was, and !
earned he was out in one of the small (
>oats. .
Among the new developments in ' the
ase was the discovery that Annis had re- j
eived several threatening letters within .
he last few days. These letters, accord- ]
ng to Annis' fellow club members of the ,
layside Yacht Club, were found in his ,
lockets after his death by one of their ,
lumber. Harvey Rockwell, who had been ,
he dead man's most intimate friend, and
vere turned over to District Attorney .
)arrin by Rockwell.
Letters Carried Threats. 1
One of these was said to have been re- j
eived by the dead man no later than i
Friday, warning him of danger at the
:lubhouse. Rockwell told of the exist- 1
ince of the letters yesterday, but beyond
laying they were of value to the prosecuion
would not discuss their contents. ,
"I sliall give the package to the district ]
ittorney tomorrow," he said. "Until then
! will tell no one about their contents."
Charles A. arch-Field, a club member, 1
laid he would appear as a witness espe- 1
tally against T. Jenkins Hains. He said
le could have knocked the pistol out of
?apt. Hains' hand easily and saved Annis' j
ife if the brother had not deliberately
hrnot iVia mnasla A# Hist waannn avoina#
.*? ? UUill? IIIUMI1U Vft i?10 fTVWjl?Q
lis body and told him that he would be
ihot If he lnterferred.
"The fact is," said Edward Rogers,
ipeaking for a company of the members,
'we are satisfied that the club was derided
upon long ago for the place of kiting.
Talked Beal Estate.
"When the two men arrived at the club
:hey went about as though looking for
somebody. T. Jenkins Hains said to
Birch-Field that he had an engagement
with Henry L. Jesperson to see about the
lurchase of some real estate. He talked
-eal estate with him for a while and then
Fred A. Storm, Jr., came along and was
ntroduced as one who had some to sell.
"He declared he would rather buy of
Fesperson. as he was a friend who would
lave his commissions. Birch-Field stood
iy during the talk and in the coArse of it
Fenkins asked him where Annis was, in
i casual way. He was told Annis was on
hat boat numbered 11. The talk about
-eal estate ended soon after."
"Jesperson." said L*eo Bugg. a real esate
dealer who stood by. "works for me,
>ut had no engagements with Hains. The
'act is that about six weeks ago T. Jentins
Hains came to my place to see Jes>erson
about some land. Subsequently he
nade two or three engagements, but
lever kept them, always telephoning to
:ancel on one ground or another. ..The en.
_ _
gagements were invariably for Saturday.
We now believe that they were made and
the real estate talk made for the purpose
of having some legitimate excuse for coming
down here where Annis spent so much
of his time."
Capt. H&ins Unmoved. f.
"At no time yesterday was Capt. Hains
excited. The excited one was his brother,
Jenkins. Jenkins seemed to be managing
the entire affair just as he had arranged
the real estate meetings," Mr. Rogers
continued. "I was on the float when the
shooting took place and saw everything
from the first shot, and was one of those
Jenkins Hains threatened.
"When I heard the first shot it did not
sound particularly loud. I looked around
and there was Capt. Hains, kneeling,
shooting away under the boom of the
boat at Annis. who had nothing but a
bathing suit on. Birch-Field, at the first
shot, started to grasp Peter Hains. Thornton
at once put the revolver he had
against Birch-Field's stomach and ordered
him to stand back or be filled with lead.
Birch-Field did as ordered. I got near
the captain about this time, but when the
brother pushed his weapon in my face I
stopped also. By this time all but two of
the shots were fired.
"Annis started to step out of his boat,
but fell into the water and made two
strokes toward land before I got hold on
his clothes. Edwin Andrews, Jr., came to
my aid and we pulled him on the float.
The brothers were then In ?the center of
a group of members. Jenkins had his
weapon and was swinging it to and fro.
while Burton N. Downs was demanding
that he give It up.
"Then the captain told him to. 'This is
a club of gentlemen,' he said. 'Give up the
gun.' 'Shall I?' asked Jenkins. 'Certainly!'
Baid the captain. Then Jenkins broke his
weapon open, called attention to thefact
that none of the cartridges had been exploded
and passed them over.
"I then picked up the captain's gun.
which was lying empty on the float, and
asked him why a place filled with women
and children should have been selected
for such a crime. The captain said nothing,
but Jenkins spoke for both.
" 'Well.' said he 'we have been trying
to keep him from doing this thing a long
_i._ 1 *9 ft. 1 J A 1 _
JAlSUlKe, ' DH1U AUX11S.
"Meantime Annls was lying on the float.
The captain was near and to him he said,
'You have made an awful mistake, captain.'
'Perhaps so," said the captain,
'But I don't think so.' Then Annls turned
bo John Olsen. one of the boatment, and
asked. 'John, do you have men do as this
in Sweden? This fellow never gave me
a chance.'
"By this time Dr. Houghton arrived, followed
by a policeman. At the doctor's
luggestion the policeman asked if Hains
was the man who shot him. 'Yes.' said
&nnnis, 'that is the man.' Then as the policeman
started to go away he called out,
'No: that is the coward!'
"Annls kept his nerve all the time."
said Joseph E, Hill, with whom the dead
man was racing. "Tell him about his talk
with Rockwell at the hospital."
"Yes," said Mr. Rogers. "Harvey was
it the hospital with him before the doctors
etherized. He passed him a statement
an which was written 'Shot by Capt.
Hains. U.S.A., August 15.' Annls signed
It at once in a hand clear as he ever put
to a check. Then he turned to Rockwell
and said, 'Good-bye, old man, I may not
see you again.' "
Another Account.
Charles H. Roberts, who helped to pull
Annls out of the water after he had been
shot, and who was prevented from going
to his-assistance by T. Jenkins Hains' revolver,
told a similar story of the tragedy
"I was standing not twenty feet away,
and saw the whole thing. Annis was seated
at the tiller of his sloop, bringing her
to the float. Louis Harway, who was in
the boat with Annis, was forward, warding
her olf from the float. Peter Hains
saw Harway first, and, walking up
to him, pressed his revolver against his
chest. Harway, thinking the performance
a Joke, playfully brushed the captain's
arm away.
"Hains by that time had realized his
mistake, and, crouching down so as to
get on a level with Annls, who, as I say,
was sitting in the stern of the boat, empllail
kU ?
ncu iuo tcvuivcr iui? mm. Annis was
In his bathing auit, unarmed and unprepared.
With the firing: of the first shot
Mrs. Annis, who, with fully half a hundred
women and children, was on the
pier watching: the preparations for the
usual Saturday afternoon races, called
out shrilly, 'Look out, Will!'
"Almost at the same time I rushed
toward Capt. Hains, but before I had
gone two steps his brother, T. Jenkins
Hains, stood before me, a revolver pressed
against me. 'Stand back,' he shouted.
"This is a matter between these two." I
naturally hesitated. Charles A. Birchfield
then attempted to go to the assistance
of Annis, and Jenkins turned from
me to him, calling out, 'Stand back, or I
Dying Man Fell Into Bay.
"By that time," continued Roberts,
"Peter Hains had completed his work.
Annis, with the bullets in him, rose from
his seat in the boat and attempted to step
from it to the float. One of the bullets
had lodged in his knee, however, and as
he stood up his leg gave way under him
and he toppled over into the bay.
"Wounded to death as he was, Annis
still bad the marvelous grit to try and
swim to the float. He took two strokes
and this brought him near enough for me
to grab him and oull him onto the float.
Meantime John Tonning, our boatman,
had knocked the now useless weapon out
of the hands of Peter Halns. It lay on
the .float as I turned from putting a bundle
of khll cloth under Annls' head, and
I picked It up.
"T. Jenkins Halns still stood with his
weapon in hand, however, and for a time
refused to surrender it. There was no
violence attempted.
"Me&rle L Downs, Edward Andrews,
)r.. Joseph Hill and several other members
of the club faced the two brothers
and simply demanded that T. Jenkins
Halns give over his revolver. Peter Halns,
who was much the cooler of the two.
Anally remonstrated with his brother, and
persuaded him to surrender his weapon.
Before doing so, however, T. Jenkins
Halns, apparently afraid that some one of
us might turn his own weapon against
him, broke open the breach of the revolver
and emptied the chambers, pouring
the cartridges Into his hand, saying: *You
will be good enough to observe that none
has been .exploded.'
"Annls, who was moaning faintly,
stretched out In the float, then turned to
Peter Halns and said: 'Captain, you have
made a horrible mistake.' Peter Halns
hesitated a minute, and replied. *1 may
have, but I don't believe so.' Annls then
turned to our Swede boatman and asked:
'John, have they got cowards like these
In your country?'
No Hope for Annie.
"By this time Dr. Henry Houghton had
arrived. A brief examination convinced
him that nothtng could be done to save
Annie. At the suggestion of Mr. BirchHeld
he pulled out a torn envelope from
his pocket and wrote on It. 'Shot by Capt.
Peter C. Hains, U.S.A.' This he gave to
Annis, who with a Arm hand signed his
full name, 'William E. Annis.'
"The others on the float had been trying
to get some explanation as to the
cause of the shooting from the two brothers.
Finally Thornton Hains, who had
filled a pipe and was comfortably smoking.
" Tve been trying to keep him from
doing this.'
"Annis kept up his nerve to the end.
Before being placed under ether he told
his friend, Harvey Rockwell, who sat at
his bedside: 'Good-bye, Harvey. I may
never see you again.' "
"Annis was game all through," said
Commodore William E. Johns of the
club. "F was not here, but every one
who was says be did not lose his nerv>
cnce. None of us here in the club who
loved him would have expected anything
Army officers in Washington are Intensely
interested in the Hains-Annis
murder, not only because of the prominence
of the family in military circles,
hut because the case of the young officer
will sooner or later come before the judge
idvocate general and Secretary of War.
It is not the custom of the department,
however, to act in such cases until after
the cevil courts have acted, although
they may do so.t
In time of war the status of Capt.
Hains would he quite different from what
It is now, for the flfty-eighth article of
war provides that officers may be tried
by oourt-martial for .murder. But. in
geace, no mlUtary-coart-matl^l can legal
I ly try an office** or an enlisted man tor
murder. It could try Ahem for manslaughter
and lesser offenses.
While he is field in civil custody Capt.
Hains' name will still be retained on
the army list, but in all probability designated
officially as "held in civil custody."
If fortunate enough to secure his release
on ball he would go back to duty.
He could, of course, be brought before
a military court in connection with the
case, even pending civil trial, if released
on bail, but this would probably not be
done, as the military authorities would
not care to prejudice his caae before the
civil courts.
BOSTON. August 17.?Mrs. Peter Conover
Hains, Jr., whose husband. Capt.
Hains, is suing her for divorce, and she
whose account Capt. Hains is said to have
shot William E. Annis at the Bayside
Yacht Club, left Winthrep for New York
with her mother Saturday night.
It is understood that Mrs. Hains* object
in going to New York was to obtain possession
of her three children, who are
now said to be living with Capt. Hains'
parents at Fort Hancock.
Mrs. Hains is thought to have been successful
in gaining possession of the children
and to be on her way back to Winthrop
with them.
May Be on Way South.
WINTHROP, Mass., August 17.?Mrs.
Claudia IAbbey Hains, who has .been at her
parents' house, 87 Crest avenue, for nearly
three months, disappeared so effectually
within a short time after the receipt of
the news of the shooting of Annis by her
husband that the most determined search
Dttiuruuj evening ana uuna&y IU1M 10
yield any- clue to her whereabouts.
It has become known that she and. her
mother had gone to New York. Her
father, Charles H. Libbey, has admitted
the fact, and explained it on the ground
of the disinclination of his daughter to
become the object of a raid of newspaper
men all day Sunday. He said that his
daughter, accompanied by her mother,
left home before 11 o'clock Saturday and
departed for New York on the midnight
train with the Intention of remaining
away from Winthrop until public Interest
In the shooting wears off.
He Intimated that his wife and daughter
are not likely to remain in New York,
but will probably travel farther south,
and perhaps return eventually by sea
after having resorted to every feasible
effort to divert their minds.
Everywhere about town where the tragedy
was discussed only sympathy was expressed
for Mrs. Hains, who was popular
here as a girl and noted for her frank and
happy disposition and sociable nature.
All who ever knew her have something
pleasant to say of her.
He" husband, who was well known in
the social set of the community, was not
noted as a ladles' man at all while here.
Mrs. Hains' Story.
Mrs. Hains has most emphatically
denied that the homicide was justified
by any misconduct of hers and declares
that Capt. Hains' brother has always
been her enemy. She intimated that if
driven too far she would reveal startling
facts about orgies in the United States
At her parents' home In Boston Mrs.
Hains gave out the following interview
In connection with her husband's suit:
"There is absolutely no ground for the
charges which my husband has brought
against me. The real truth of the matter
is that he was tired of me. He
wants some other wife. My life with
him has been one continuous torture. It
has been a life of misery for me and
for my children.
"Etght years ago, while Peter Hains
was a lieutenant at Fort Banks, I met
him. I was then sixteen years of age.
I was attracted by the gold lace and the
military surroundings. I was foolish
then. I really thought that I was in
love with him and I asked my mother's
permission to marry him.
"My mother refused to allow it and
we were going to elope. Then mother
consented and we were married here.
"I wish to deny the story that the
wedding was secret; It was not. All of
our intimate friends and relatives were
Doll House Topples Over.
"For one year I enjoyed my married
life. Then the doll's house toppled over
and I found things as they really were.
My husband never defended me or my
children. It is not so much for myself
that I care, it is for the three little
children who are growing up.
"The man who has been named by my
husband in the suit is a New Yorker
with a spotless reputation. He is
wealthy and one of the foremost insurance
men of New York. While my
husband was gone?and when my husband
was at home, too?the man named
in Jhe suit took me out autoing. Every
time we were accompanied by officers
in the post and their wives. The man
was always welcome at our home and
he was treated as one of the family.
He is a dear friend of my husband's.
"On May 29 my husband came to my
home at Fortress Monroe in a rage. He
ordered me to my room and then accused
me of awful thingB. He said
that I was faithless. He lied. I am
innocent of all the charges. I never
did anything wrong. There is not one
atom of truth in the story on which
my husband bases his suit.
'"For years my husband has tried to get
rid of me; now I hope that he accomplishes
his aim. I have brought a cross
suit against him. I want my three little
boys. I want to bring them up properly.
My husband ordered me out of his house
that night. He then summoned his father
and the man he named in the suit. He
I cursed that man. Saturday night he left
and returned Sunday morning. He gave
orders to my maid that no one should be
permitted to see me.
Forced to Sign Document.
"On the evening of June 1 his father
and brother came with him to my rooms.
There I remember I was forced to sign
some document. I do not know what it
was, and it is all I know. The nex#
morning I recovered consciousness and
found myself on the floor of my room. I
was a nervous wreck. Dr. William Wilson,
the surgeon at the fort, was called,
and he treated me."
(Mrs. Hains' statement that the co-re
?.oo o ?!onlthv Insurance
D|fUIIUCilV iidiuuu nao ?*
man does not fit Annis. Annis was a
ftubllsher, and also a writer. He was
he only son of Mrs. Sarah P. Annis,
who lived for a number of years in
Amity street. Flushing- He was a strikingly
handsome young man, and fond
of sports. He had done considerable work
with Dan Beard, the artist.
He was an automoblllst of note and an
enthusiastic yachtsman. He had considerable
wealth, and was the publisher and
owner of more than one magazine.
He was educated in Flushing High
School. At the time of the bicycle fad he
won the championship of Long Island.
Eight years ago he married Miss Von
Hunerbein of Astoria, L. I. His bride was
a handsome young woman, noted for
her great size and powerful physique. Annis
moved to Bayside this summer.
Annis' sister, Gertrude, who is a remarkably
attractive young woman, was
married to Dr. Frederick Mersheimer.
who had one of the finest homes on
Little Neck bay, not far from the tragedy
of Saturday.
Mrs. Hains Sees Children.
SANDY HOOK, N. J.. August 17.?Mrs.
Peter C. Hains has been here to see her
children, who are in the care of. Gen.
Hains and his wife at Fort Hancock.
Mrs. Hains, who has been separated
from her children since Junel last, when
she had a quarrell with her husband^
Capt. Hains came here yesterday afternoon.
accompanied l>y her mother, Mrs.
Kibby. Although Mrs. Hains was not received
by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Hains.
sr.. she was allowed to see her three
children and converse with them.
8he found them in charge of two maids
and all their wants looked after. She was
given to understand that she could not
take the children away with her without
the permission of her husband. Capt.
Hains. Mrs. Hains, Jr., did not attempt
to make any scene or demand that the
children be given in her custody.
After leaving the yoiingsters at the
house of their grandparents Mrs. Hains
tfnd her mother. Mrs. LIbby, visited some
of the wives of the officers of the Fort
Hancock garrison. She told them, as her
children were being properly cared for, |
she would not at present make any, move |
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first take legal advice.
Mrs. Hains said Capt. Hains must have
been deranged when he did the shooting.
She positively denied the reports circulated
that she had been unfaithful to her
husband, and said she did not know of
any reason why Capt. Hains should kill
Mrs. Hains. jr., and her mother, before
they left for New York last night. Intimated
that If necessary application
would be made to the courts to compel
Gen. Hains to show cause why he should
not surrender the children into the custody
of their mother.
Admiral Evans, Who Saw Shooting:
of Ned Hannegan, Was Witness.
i i
T. Jenkins Hains, or, as he was then
known, Thornton J. Hains, was tried at
Hampton, Va., in 1801 for the murder of
Edward A. Hannegan.
The affair was the cause celebre of its
time. Gen. Peter^C. Hains was then a
colonel of engineers, stationed at Fort
Monroe. His oldest son. John, was a
lieutenant In the army; Capt. Peter C.
'Hains. jr., was a cadet In the navy. '
and Thornton, or "Tony," Hains was a 1
young civilian just out of college. '
Tony Hains was at that time an unpop- i
ular young man. It was said of him that .
lighting was his mania, that he talked,
thought and read of little else, and that 1
it was his custom to carry a revolver j
wherever he went, even to dances and
other social gatherings. He was general- 1
ly shunned by young men and women i
alike, but he had one stanch friend and ?
admirer. Ned Hannegan.
Protege of Senator Voorhees.
Hannegan was a grandson of Col. ,
Thomas Nelson and a son of Sellman K. Hannegan
of Washington. He was a i
favorite and protege of Senator Voor- '
hees of Indiana. Both his family and the \
Hains family were prominent in Wash- ;
ington social life.
Hains and Hannegan in the summer of
1891 went together on a small yacht from s
Baltimore to Fort Monroe, where Col. \
Hains was stationed. They were seven
days on the trip, but arrived at Fort J
Monroe the best of friends and the day< ;
after went out in a government canoe ;
borrowed from Col. Hains. A squall came ;
up and they were on their way to the
government anchorage in plain sight of
shore when Hains was seen to reach to j
the bottom of the boat, pull a revolver
from his coat which was lying there and
shoot Hannegan dead. \
The deed was witnessed by several persons,
among them Commander (now j
Admiral) Robley D. Evans, who was seat- 3
ed on the veranda of his quarters a hun- 3
dred yards away. 3
He was a strong witness against Hains ^
when Hains was tried for the shooting, H
and testified as follows: |
"It was a dead calm at the time and 3
the sails in the boat hung limp. Young
Hannegan was rowing, while Hains sat
and steered. While I was watching ,
them, wondering if they would get in ?
ahead of the coming squall, Hains <
stooped down, took up a coat from the <
bottom of the boat and a moment later <
I leaned forward and fired two shots in
quick succession at his companion. 4
"Both Hanneean's hands were on the 4
oars pulling when the shots were fired. I 4
and he pulled one or two more strokes *
before falling back in the boat. Halns J
then sculled the boat toward the Rip ,
Raps. A few moments later Hannegan ,
raised himself, caught hold of the gun- ?
wale of the boat and screamed. "Help. ?
help. This man has shot me?I am killed.' ?
He then fell back in the boat and was ?
seen no more." *
Prominent Lawyers in Case. ?
Halns brought the boat ashore about j
an hour afterward. Hannegan was lying 4
in the bottom of it dead. Hains tele- ?
graphed his father what he had done \
and gave himself up. ?
The ablest lawyers of the country were '
called to aid both sides. Commonwealth's )
Attorney I^dgar E. Montague, assisted by <
A. A. Lipscomb of Washington and Sena- ?
tor Voorhees, prosecuted Hains. The de- '
fense had for its attorneys Judge John <
Goode of Norfolk. Joseph Shillington, jr.; <
Thomas Tabb and J. W. Wheeler. The ?
closest Attention was paid to the trial and ?
newspaper extras were issued daily giv- *
ing the latest news from the courtroom. <
After a long trial Hains was acquitted 4
on a plea of self-defense. '
Immediately following the acquittal a \
number of largely attended indignation ,
meetings were held and strong disap- ,
proval of the verdict was heard on all ?
sides. Flaring handbills inviting all citi- 4
zens of Elizabeth City and county to at- ?
tend the meetings and give their views on *
the verdict were scattered by the thou- 4
sands. 4
Dropped From the Navy. ?
Capt. Peter C. Hains, who shot William 4t
E. Annis Saturday, sat at his brother's *
side all through hts trial In his naval j
cadet uniform. Meeting Commander 2
Evans In the street after Evans had 4
testified against Thornton, he refused to $
salute him on the ground that his su- =
perior officer was not In uniform, and b<
was court-martialed for It. He was h
dropped from the navy and obtained civil zl
appointment to the army from President m
McKinley in 1900. s!
After h's acquittal Thornton J. Hains
was sent to sea in the merchant service H
by his father. Years later, under the it
change of name to T. Jenkins Hains, he w
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obbed u# as a writer of aea stories and
is work began to appear In the magaInes.
I^ater he expanded to sea novels,
tost of hie tales having to do with Mood,
tied and violence. - ?
Very few were aware that T. Jenkins
ains had ever been tried for murder;
is said that even his sister-in-law, the
ife of Capt. Hains, did not know of ML
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