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FEARED LOSS OF JOB
Suioide of E. T. Getchell, Pen sion Office Clerk. BODY FOUND IN THE RIVER Left Writing Showing That He Wat Desperate. STOKE TIED ABOUT HIS NECK Bad Been Missing for Two Days, But No Anxiety Was Felt at His Booming Place. "Is not the loss of position, old age and poverty enough to make a man desper ate?" wrote Everett T. Getchell. a four teen-hundred dollar clerk in the pension office, aged seventy-five years, two years ago. This morning his body was found in a bathing crib anchored near Butler's boat house at the south end of the Highway bridge, a large stone having been fastened about Ids neck. Getchell apparently was laboring under a delusion regarding loss of position and poverty. l*Ie believed that his name "was soon to be taken from the pay roll of the pension office, but officials said the> knew of no such action being contemplated. It is said that he had considerable money In the Second National Bank. Coroner Xevltt viewed the remains this after noon and gave a certificate showing the case was one of suicide. William Martin, living near the south end of the Highway bridge, found a coat and hat near the bathing; crib this morning and a search resulted In finding Getchell s bodv. Three letters were found In the pocket of his ^oat addressed to Dr. J. B. Gregg Custis, who had treated Getchell for a broken arm; Carl H. Beat ty. Central Union Mission, who had nursed him, and John R. Garrett, O street, who was mentioned a- executor. Mr. Martin notified the-harbor police and the statement that the man s hands were tied caused the police to believe ? murder mystery confronted them. It was soon found that the stone was tied about the neck of the dead man, and the body was taken to the morgue without awaiting the arrival of the coroner. Notes Left by Getchell. In his letter to Mr. Garrett Getchell said be was sorj-y to trouble him, but condi tions were such that he had been driven to eternity. He told of the trouble he had experienced with his broken arm and ex pressed the belief that he would never recover. He also wrote that Carl H. Beatty had befriended him and he de sired that he be remembered when his estate is settled. "Beatty nursed -George Bancroft." wrote the despondent man. "and was given an annuity of The note to Beatty reads: ?'I am tired of life. Am worn and weary and old and poor. Thank you for your verv attentive kindness. I hope they will let you look after the rooms until further action Is taken. Don't be lieve my arm will ever get well. You are truly one of God's anointed. Wish I had been such a man. My executor of my poor little will Is John P. Garrett. 945 <> street northwest, and he will probably d-j a little for you If he can out of the poor little proceeds." Told Where to Find Body. Getchell suggested in his letters that his body might be found in the river near the Aqueduct bridpre, near Riley's wharf, ?r in his room. Before he tied the stone about his neck and jumped Into the shal low water he wrote in pencil the location where his body was to be found, and also wrote a request that the letters be mailed to the persons to whom he had addressed them. Friends of the unfortunate man at 61!) E street northwest, where Getchell occu pied a room, made inquiries about him this morning, having become alarmed over his absence during the past two days. "There is no need of worrying about him," they were told. "He was away from home once before and returned." Getchell. who was a native of Maine, was born December 12, lS-Ttf, and was ap pointed to a clerkship in the pension of fice from Walton, Ky.. April 14, 1880. Getchell having lived In this city two years prior to the time he received his appointment. In Kentucky Getchell was a colonel In Foley's state guards. DISTRICT BOUGHT BUTTONS EMPLOYES OF GOVERNMENT TO PAY IN $250. Part Turned in and More Coming When Police Get Their Monthly Pay. Returns for the sale of playground but tons are t-omlng Into Arthur C. Moses, chairman of the Button day demonstra tion. In a gratifying form. Louis C. Wil son. chairman of the district employes' committee, makes this report': "It gives ine pleasure to send you here with a statement of my account as chair man of the committee on District em ployes, Button day. to date, together with cash on hand, amounting to 91B2-MI, and unsold buttons. "Upon a suggestion from the police de partment, sanctioned by James West, wlio verbally responded to my written request to Mr. Luebkert. treasurer, I have ar ranged to receive the button money from the members of the police department upon the next succeeding pay day, vis, July 1. As shown by ihe inclosed state ment. buttons to the value of $1-1-K> are charged to the police department. "It Is believed tnat a xar^e amount of this charge will be returned in cash. Re turns for such will be made promptly by lilt July 'J. "I desire to pay tribute to the loyalty of the District employes in resf?onding to this appeal for such a worty cause. Es pecial commendation Is due to the em ployes of the District disbursing office, viz. C. M. Lewis. Haul Dean, J. R. Lus by, E. H. Frazler and John L. Daily, who, with the approval of the District Com missioners, faithfully applied their en deavors. both in office hours and out, to ward the sale of the buttons and the sys tematic accounting for the n.ums. "The thanks of ihe committee are also due rapt. R. H. Bourdman. acting major and superintendent of police; Chief F. J. Wagner of the fire department. George F. Bowerman ar.d Mies Mae Guilford of the Washington Public Library, for thuir co-operation and assistant with the chairman of your subcommittee on Dis trict employes. "Attention Is respectfully Invited to the fact taat a cuieful count of the buttons upon their initial receipt by me showed an cxcess of the number charged, the cor rect number being shown by the state ment herewith. "It Is hoped that so soon as the final report shall have been rendered the net result of the work ?f this comr.ilttee will show a sale approximately aggregating possibly more." Runaway Boys Sent to Jail. LYNCH Br RG. Va . June 20.-Arthur Williams of Durham and Harry Cun nings, who claim to have run away from the Jaeicson Training School, at Concord. N. C., were sent to jail here on the charge of robbing a freight car near the city. They had previously been held for the grand Jury, but upon a rehearing yes terday were given short jail sentences. Both are young boys. TIU( DEBATE MONDAY President Taft Informed of the Senate Program. SPEECHES WILL BE BRIEF Hot Much Time Will Be Consumed by Organization Senators. EXPECT VOTE WITHIN 10 DAYS Secretary Nag-el Confers About Ellis Island Investigation?Mr. Taft. Visits Hospital for Insane. President Taft was told today that, barring unexpected long speeches, the Senate will finish Its consideration of the tariff schedules before adjournment late this afternoon, and Monday will begin consideration of the corporation tax in come amendment proposition that has been reported by the Senate committee on finance. Senator Root, who has been the Presi dent's close adviser throughout the nego tiations leading up to the adoption of the amendment by the committee, was with President Taft over an hour this morn ing. Later 8enator Flint of California, a member of the Senate finance committee conferred with the President as to the situation in the upper house. pi ubeHef ot both Senators Root that today will wind up debate see th*8? . f* and that Monday will beginning of the debate on the J,rUv " tax plan- w,th the ma ihi* senator? ready to vote upon that proposition without much debate. In It* ynd?r8t?ndlr'f that the Sen disr-..? republicans intend to discuss the measure briefly, and that Mer^8pe'che8 are ma(le must come IIcanal dern?vrats and the radical repub To Be Briefly Prese: ced. 8enat2ir Root, representing the Presi dent. to a large extent, will make a state ment of probably half an hour, setting forth the good results that may arise from the measure, as well as the prob able receipts to the government from the Senator Fllnt wj]] fo?ow ,n a talk that will not exceed half an hour The program now. as outlined to the Fr*sldent, is that the organization men in the Senate will not use up three hours of discussion on the bill unless the speech es of the other side or unlooked for cir cumstances should compel answers It is supposed that the republican advo cates of an income tax will consume the most of the time, with the democrats a close second. In the face of some probable speeches of considerable length. Senators Flint and Root do not look for more than ten dujs debate on the tax, and it ie the ?? *Sen?t?r Ro?t and other Senate leaders to wind up the debate and vote upon the amendment b.v the close of next week. That would give two weeks for conference and bring final adjourn . u Ju,y 'M- W,lich a good Mm? have 8et as the probable time. Continued hot weather is looked t^t.? faVr*ble,Kf? adjournment by that time, and possibly earlier. Ellis Island Investigations. Secretary Kagel conferred with the President today about some depart mental matters, including, it is under stood, the management of affairs at Ellis Island, under the new commissioner, Mr. Williams. Both the President and Sec retary Nagel are pleased with the busi nesslike manner in which Mr. Williams ie going into everything connected with Ellis Island. The new commissioner is now engaged in investigating complaints that Fritz Brodt. who has the privilege of feeding immigrants under government supervision, Is giving the aliens the worst service ever given by a contractor. This restaurant privilege has been a source of complaint for years, and has gotten m?n> people Into trouble. nrnnWi?.Ci?2tric#0r I?ays the government a nominal sum for the privilege, but agrees r> certai.n b1"8 of fare at certain ii <.omPla,nt Is almost inevitable that the immigrant does not get what he fends 'he *32 W the government St tends ne should have in the way of W-Ml?iiant!rne'ni *iUr? fo?d- Commissioner illlams will look carefully into the pres ent complaints. The contract was award d to Brodt after a long contest, the fn* e?LCOntracy>r' Harr> Balf- contest 1 i ^ ?a?a Charges were made Snth Robert .Watch?rn in connection 'th thf dwdrdi and Sccrctftrv fltrmiv gohiiTTnt^'fi Roo*eYe,t sPent much time going into the wfoole transaction. The outcome was the exoneration of Watch in^ but these and other charges against i .e re"owed when President Taft ofll,c?* and Mr Watchorn got out of his position when he saw that the President desired a change. fwITn|at,Vef Sperry and Higgins of Connecticut conferred with the President today about his trip to Connecticut July 3. when he will speak at Norwich. President Visits Insane Asylum. President Taft went automobile riding yesterday afternoon over a route that no President ha6 taken in years. He went through Congress Heights and out' the Livingston road to the Oxon Hill section of Prince George county, getting almost to River View. Ldte in the afternoon he returned the same way and stopped at the Washington Hospital for the Insane. Where he was shown through the grounds and principal buildings. The visit was unexpected, and Dr. White, superintend ent of the institution, was absent. He called at the White House today to ex press his pleasure at the visit of the President and to ask that he make an other visit and give more time on some other occasion. The President was pleased with the S?od roads in the suburban section of the Istrict southeast and in Prince George county, and Intends to make other visits out there. POUND DEAD IN A LOT. Maurice Joy's Death May Have Been Due to Heat. The body of Maurice Joy. a coach painter, about forty-one years old, was found on a weed-covered lot east of the warehouse for the House of Representa tives on L street about J o'clock today. According to reports, the body had been exposed to the hot rays of the sun since early this morning. Capt. James M. Pipes, superintendent of the warehouse, discovered the body early this afternoon and immediately notified the second precinct police station. Officer W. E Rollins responded and called for the coroner's wagon, and the body was conveyed to the morgue. According to the police the man had been sent to a hospital last wteek to re ceive treatment. It is supposed that ex cessive heat had resulted In his wander ing about the city last night. He was seen making his way toward the vacant lot at | an earlv hour this morning, but nothing in his actions warranted an investigation, and the discovery of the body.was the j result of a tour of inspection by the su perintendent of the warehouse. It was learned that the deceased was a member of St. Patrick's Church, and had recently arrived in the city from Pur cellvillft, Va. A brother-in-law Is em ployed at a store on 7th street northwest. Negro Lad Drowns in Canal. LYNCHBURG. Va.. June 26.?Glenn Jones, a small colored boy, jumped into the canal late Thursday to see If he could swim, and half a dozen larger colored boye allowed him to drown in full view without offering to assist him. The body was recovered an hour later. TO BE COOLEHMONDAY No Sign of Let-Up Until Then, Weather Man Says. FIVE HEAT PROSTRATIONS Three Victims Taken to the Hospi tals This Morning. TEMPERATURE 102 DOWN TOWN Many Washingtoriians Leaving the City for Mountain and Seashore. Official and Street Temperatures. Temperatures Today. DovdIowi Weather Kiosk. Bureau. 00 O a.m S3 08 10 80 04 11 a.m 87 08 12 noon ....88 100 1 p.m 00 102 2 p.m 01 Another hottest day of the season. The kiosk thermometers registered 102 again at 2 o'clock today. Beginning at 90 de grees at 0 o'clock this morning the mer cury went up the, tube two degrees every hour, except between 11 o'clock and noon, when it made an upward leap of 4 de grees. At 2 o'clock the temperature was still rising. Tomorrow it will be likewise, says Fore caster Garrlott. There will be no relief whatever until Monday, he added, and then there will be but a slight modera tion of the temperature. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the kiosk of the weather bureau, which gives the j actual street temperature registered 102 degrees. It was beginning to cloud up at that hour and big "thunder heads" were mustering their humid forces in the sky. There is a prospect of hea\'y thunder showers later in the day. In fact, while the mercury is bubbling up ftbout the one-hundred mark there is al ways a probability of thunder showers. 4,But^ier.e, are hotter Places on the map than Washington. For instance, the of ficial maximum temperature at Boston and other eastern cities for the past twenty four hours has been 94, which means a much higher reading for the street ther mometers, such as that in the weatherI bureau kiosk on Pennsylvania avenue. At luma and Phoenix, Arlx.. the official read ings?not street temperatures?gave 106 de- I gress, and the entire east is fairly ablaze with atmospheric heat. Prostrations Reported. Stricken on the street by the intense heat, Samuel Harris, colored, fifty-six years of age, of 016 3d street north west, was removed to the Emergency Hospital shortly before noon today from I 11th street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest. While trimming coal at .3006 K street I northwest shortly before 10 o'clock this morning, Adam Larcum, colored, twenty five years of age, of 2731 Rock court northwest, was overcome by th? heat and was removed to the Emergency Hospital In the ambulance. Suffering from heat exhaustion. Ernest .Houaer, forty-seven years of age, of 5437 Q street northwest was removed to the Emergency Hospital about 10 o'clock this morning from the grounds of the Agri cultural Department. His condition is not serious. Randolph Fortune, colored, fourteen years of age. of 1340 Myrtle street north east was overcome by the heat last even ing at 1st street and Massachusetts ave nue northeast. He was removed to the Casualty Hospital. While at Nth and E streets southeast last nIglit, Sarah McLane, colored, sixty fi\e years of age, of 490 Maine avenue southwest became suddenly ill and was removed to the Casualty Hospital, where it was found she was suffering from heat exhaustion. Official and Kiosk Temperatures. Isaac Gans. chairman of the advertising | committee of the Chamber of Commerce, today?wrote to the newspapers that "you are stating in very large type that Wash ington is 102 degrees warm when it is of ficially stated that It is 02 degrees, and by making the weather warmer than it really is it might keep a great many peo ple out of Washington that intend com-1 ing here." 1 The Star has been printing the tempera ture here as it is recorded on the official thermometers of the United States weath er bureau. The temperature termed "offl cial" Is obtained from instruments in aj ; shelter on the roof of the weather office The thermometers are shielded by shut : ters from the direct rays of the sun and I are supposed to give the temperature of ; the air without interference by radiation i or other causes. The "?official" downtown temperature as given by the instruments In the kiosk, constructed by direction of Chief Moore of the weather bureau, gives the street temperature-the heat that pedestrians and those working outdoors are com pelled to endure. It gives the torridity that a man feels when standing at or about the corner of 14th street and Penn sylvania avenue. This is the difference between downtown official heat and the heat in the air as it passes through the I triple *lats of an instrument shelter hi eh above ground. b Many Persons Leaving City. The continuance of the enervating weather is telling upon wilted humanity in Washington. The effects are shown in the slow Hnd shuffling walk of men and women and their generally droopy appearance. 1 here has been a general I exodus of Washingtonians to the sea shore and mountains in the past few days. As a continuance of the hot ware is expected tomorrow many Washingto nlans may hie themselves ta the dark green woods about the city where the rool and purling brooklets flow, and for one day enjoy coolness under the green canopy of nature. MOB'S WORK QUIETLY DONE. Jail Unguarded When Crowd Broke in and Hanged Negro. WILBURTON, Okla.. June 26.?A mob I of fifty masked m$n took Sylvester sten- j nlen. a negro known as "Alabama Red," from jail here early today and lynched him. The negro Thursday shot and killed Albert Turner, a deputy constable, who had attempted to arrest him. The mob was orderly. The sheriff was out of town and the night watchman was temporarily absent from the jail. Mem bers of the mob cut the telephone and electric light wires to prevent interfer ence,-then broke open the door of the jail without opposition and hanged the negro from a telephone pole in front of the jail. Without firing a shot they dispersed quietly. The body was ?ut down and later a coroner s jury rendered a verdict to the effect that the negro had come to his death at the hands of persons un- j known. Baby Suffocates With Pillows. DANVILLE, Va., June 26.?Smothered to death between pillows, Louise, year old baby of Herman Cunningham, who Is connected with a local bottling establish ment, was found by her mother. The mother placed the child asleep In a bed early in the morning and attended to her usual household duties. The baby was sleeping between two pillows, across which was stretched a mosquito net. Mrs. Cunningham returned to the room about nooa and found that one of the pillows, which had been elevated, had toppled | over, cutting off the air. Respiration had ceased, though the baby was still alive | when physicians arrived. Arkansas Senator Scores Re publican Members. CRITICISES TARIFF BILL Declares That the People Are Real izing Their Condition. HAS HOPE IN MIDDLE WEST Asserts That the Majority Leaders Are Drunk With Power and Temporary Success. Altogether undismayed by the swel-1 tering heat, the absence from the cham ber of every republican member of the finance committee and the array of empty chairs on both aides of the cham ber. not to mention the galleries. Sena tor "Jeff" _ Davis of Arkansas delivered a lopg speech on the floor of the Senate today that was crammed with personal references to other senators and charges of selfishness and greed against the re publican party in that body. It was the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill that particularly aroused his wrath. "The more I think of the outrageous iniquities embraced in this bill," said he In his opening remarks, "and because of certain statements which have been made upon the floor I cannot content myself with merely casting my vote, but shall attempt in a very brief way to call attention to some of the out rages perpetrated upon the Ameri an people by this bill." It had been noised about that the sena tor from Arkansas had returned fray and was going to pay his_ reapecta In no uncertain terms to the tariff bill and the finance committee. Mindful of former utterances of this senator enough republicans remained in the chamber to keep a sharp lookout for poaf b e viola tions of the Senate's rules of debate, but although Mr. Davis cut mighty close to the line on several occasions, and even said things that could have been taken notice of under a strict construction of those ruleB, he was greeted with nothing but smiles from the indulgent Senator Gallinger fit New Hampshire, special cus todian of the rules on the republican side. Perkins Disagrees. Senator Perkins of California was braver than the rest. He ventured to in terrupt the senator from Arkansas in the reading of his philippic. He did not agree' with him that Senator Aldrlch of Rhode Island, alone and unaided, was making the tariff bill. "Did not this bill originate in the House?" Inquired Mr. Perkins. "Yes, sir," shouted Mr. Davis, forget ting his manuscript and losing his place, "hut as the great metropolitan press has said, 'all of the Payne has been extracted and the Aldrich has been injected in ita P"But," insisted Mr. Perkins, "is not the Senate voting on the provisions of the Viill "Ah. yes," replied Mr. Davis, "but the senator from Rhode Island, by the super effulgence of his mind and the greatness of his intellect, has made the Senate fall down and reverence him." This was more than Mr. Perkins could bear. He resumed his seat without fur ther remark. . The American people, declared Mr. Davis, are awakening to a realization that they have been "tricked and cheated of their .birthright." He charged Sena tor Aldrlch with the entire responsibility for the bill and accused Senator Smoot of Utah, one of the new members of the finance committee, with copying the mannerisms made of speech and other senatorial paraphernalia of the senator from Rhode Island perfectly. The high tariff republicans he accused of voting for their own personal interests and '?bowing and apologizing to the giant monopolies." Calls Bill a Tax on the People. Senator Davis found general fault with the bill as a tax upon the people, as a discrimination in favor of certain in terests and as a promoter of trusts. Contending that the republican party had promised to lower the tariff, but had failed to do so, he said that if that party had possessed the manhood to an lounce boldly that it intended to in crease the tariff "the places that know them would have known them no longer forever, and they would have been a hiss and a byword in the land, their de struction inevitable. ' Declaring that the Sarty had not dared to let the people now its real purposes, he dwelt at some I length upon the motives of its members which were to still further "swell their 1 already colossal fortunes and to take I from the poor man the last vestige of hope and from their helpless families their means of sustenance." Still, the Arkansas senator was not | without hope, because he believed that the American people were awakened to a realisation of the fact that the promises of the republican party were nothing more than broken reeds and smoking flax. He continued. Hopes in Middle West. "They are turning their faces in hope fulness and glad acclaim to the great middle west, where a small cloud has arisen, not larger than a man's hand, but which is gathering strength and volume, led on by the Insurgent forces of the re publican party in this body, that assures the downfall and destruction Oi the Bour bon element, that old dominant party planted by Hamilton, in which there yet reposes the spirit of Kings, and the ue lief that one crowd was created to he ridden, booted and spurred by their mas ters. and that when they call for bread they should be given a stone, and whan 1 their children cry for a fish, they should be given a serpent. These insurgents, sir, catching the spirit of freedom and independence, catching the spirit of de mocracv, and catching the spirit of the eternal brotherhood of man, have before them great possibilities, and in their ulti mate success and helpfulness to the peo ple depends much for the future happi ness of this republic." Drunk With Power. "Why do the republican leaders on this floor no longer conceal their real pur pose?" asked the senatof from Arkan sas. "Why do they exhibit their mailed hand and cloven hoof, in this transac tion?" Answering his own question, Mr. Davis said: "They are drunk upon pow er. upon temporary glory, upon passing success. They feel that these protected industries, whose 'slush fund' and whose blood money* has kept them in power for the last quarter of a century pos sesses now such omnipotent power that their hold upon the throats of the peo ple cannot be loosened, and their power to further rib them cannot be de StDec1aring then that the tariff bill Is virtually the product of Senator Aldrlch of the small state of Rhode Island, and asserting that Mr. Aldrich ha4 been elected to the Senate by a legislature chosen by 11 per cent of the votes of that state. Mr. Davis proceeded to give illustrations which were Intended to sup port his view of the Rhode Island sen ator's supremacy. He contended that the senatorial supporters of the bill had shown great subserviency to Mr. Aid rich and he also quoted Senators Smoot of Utah and Scott of West Virginia as having stated that senators were per sonally interested in the schedules which they were enacting into law. $60,000 Station for Lynchburg. LYNCHBURG. Va.. June 2?.?It Is un derstood that the Southern Railway Com pany is preparing plans for the erection of a $SQ,0U0 passenger station In the West End. from which Its through trains will operate upon the completion of the new line through the city. The compacy is stirring the contractors up, and every thing possible is being done looking to the completion of the new route, early during 1910. School Children Rehearsing for Fourth of July. CHORUS IS ORGANIZED Three Selections Will Be Executed by the Singers. PLAN FOE SAFE CELEBRATION Barry O. Hall Tells Why the Local Officials Oppose Noisy and Dangerous Methods. Rehearsals of the chorus of 40n school ( children which 1s to participate in the public meeting in celebration of Inde pendence day indicate that the singing will be one of th? features of the exer cises. The chorus has been organiied under the direction of Miss Alys E. Bentley. di rector of music in the public schools, at the request of the joint committee of the safe and sane celebration of the Fourth of July, and she has reported to Com missioner Macfarland, chairman of the committee, that the rehearsals have been satisfactory. The chorus will sing three selections. Declaration of Independence. Charles B. Hanford will read the Declaration of Independence at the pub- I lie meeting at 10:30 o'clock the morning of July 5. at 7th street and Pennsyl vania avenue if the weather is fair, or at the Belasco Theater If the day is stormy. Secretary of War Dickinson was the original selection of the com mittee, and accepted the invitation, but he recently notified Chairman Macfar land that he will be out of the city July 5 Why a Safe Fourth Is Wanted. That a "safe and sane" Fourth means, In reklity a life-saving and property-sav ing Fourth is the view of Harry O. Hall, a member of the committee on deroca tions for the coming celebration of Inde pendence day. "Owing to the great publicity given hy the press to the matter," Mr. Hall says, "it is doubtful if there are any persons in Washington who do not know what is meant by the expression of a 'cafe and sane Fourth.' ' It may be well, however, in order to emphasize the necessity for the action taken by the District Commis sioners In eliminating fireworks from the. celebration this year, to state some of the reasons which have influenced them and caused the present efforts for a change in tlie character of the celebration of the national birthday anniversary. "For a number of years past the kinds of fireworks offered for sale to children have been growing more and more dan gerous to life and limb, until the annual list of deaths and casualties resulting from fireworks on the Fourth have in creased to an appalling extent. In addi tion to these deaths and injuries were the serious, if not fatal, injury to the health of thousands of sick, infirm and nervous persons, to whom the Fourth of July became a perfect horror instead , of a pleasure. Deaths Last July 4. "According to the statistics annually j collected by the Journal of the American ; Medical Association, Chicago, of the deaths and accidents resulting from Fourth of July celebrations in the differ- j ent cities, it appears that last year, 1908, there were 5.4BO non-fatal injuries from j fireworks, an Increase of 1.211 over 190<. while there were no less than 163 deaths. | a. decrease of one over 1907. Of these i 103 deaths. 30 were killed outright by | firearms carelessly exploded, 23 by giant firecrackers. 22 were burned to death by fireworks. 10 were killed by explosions of powder, 7 by toy cannons and 7 by other causes, such as blood poisoning, sky rockets, etc. Eleven persons were totally blinded last year, while 03 lost one eye j each, 18 more than In 1007 ; 57 lost a leg, an arm or a hand, while 1S4 lost one or | more fingers. _ , , , "Of the above casualties. 1.703 injuries and 23 deaths and five cases of lockjaw were due to the giant firecrackers. Fire arms caused 481 accidents and 3 deaths and three cases of lockjaw: 184 persons were struck by stray bullets; toy cannon caused 399 injuries, including seven killed and four cases of lockjaw. "To this fearful array must be added | the enormous loss of property, amounting to mllllonB, caused by fire. "Is it to be wondered at, therefore, that the authorities of the large cities have been aroused, and are taking steps to ward putting a stop to such an unsafe and insane method of celebrating the Fourth of July? Decision of Local Authorties. "The District Commissioners therefore last year resolved that they would pro hibit the sale of fireworks within the fire limits and substitute some new form of entertainment which would be both safe | and sane and yet not deprive the young patriots of an opportunity to display their joy and appreciation over the singing of the Declaration of Independence, as their fathers and grandfathers had done. To this end committees were appointed, and funds are being raised, and all necessary preparations are being made by compe tent men. who are giving their time and labor to insure a celebration whleh will be a pleasure and delight to young and old, and which will appeal to every body as far more sensible than the old noisy and dangerous form. "There will not be necessary this year the usual exodus of delicate and nervous people to the country to avoid the noise of the Fourth of July. On the contrary, they are all Invited and encouraged to re gain at home and enjoy the entertain ment that will be provided for them. Be sides they should stay to see what a 'safe and sane Fourth' is like." Dr. Yen to Attend Yale Exercises. Dr. Yen of the Chinese legation will participate in the exercises incident to commencement week at Yale University, where there are about thirty Chinese students, eight of whom are to receive degrees this year. He will leave Waan ington tomorrow morning for New Haven. OFF ON SECRET ClOF Detective's Trip May Result in Leon's Capture. QUANG WICK NOW WITH HIM Chung Admits Hearing Quarrel of Murderer With Elsie. CRIME NOT PREMEDITATED Sudden Jealous Rage Ensued When Oirl Showed Preference for Chu Gain. NEW YORK, June 2ft.?The police look for Important developments In the search for I^eon Liner as the outgrowth of the out-of-town trip undertaken by Capt. Michael Galvln of the department, in company with Quong Wick Nam. the Chi nese interpreter. The pair left the city quietly yesterday for an unknown desti nation. Department officials shrouded the de parture of Capt. Galvln and his Chinese companion in the greatest of mystery. Those in touch with the situation believe the trip Is not unlikely to develop speedi ly In news having an important bearing on the search for Lieon. Galvin is captain of the Elizabeth street police precinct, and is credited with being one of the best Informed members of the force on Chinese and their ways. Quong Wick Nam is rated as a Chinese who can be depended upon, being one without se cret society affiliations, and with a record of square dealing with the police. He was the interpreter present when the important statement was made by Chung Sin, the companion of Leon Ling, which he secured. Galvln's resources are believed to be sufficient to have brought to light tangible clues in the Chinese quarter. Chung Overheard Quarrel. Further light is thrown on the murder of Miss Elsie Slgel, granddaughter of Gen. Franz Sigel, in the chop suey house at 782 8th avenue by Chuug Sin, roommate of Leon Ling, whom the police are seek ing as the murderer. His memory* apparently jogged another little bit, Chung Sin, in his cell at the house of detention, told Capt. Carey that he had heard Leon Ling and Elsie Slgel talking in loud tones in Ling's room just before the murder. . Chung, in telling this, had to admit that he had spoken untruthfully when he in sisted, in his previous talks with the po lice, that the first he knew that Elsie Si gel was in Ling's room was when Ling called him and informed Chung that the girl missionary was dead. Chung told Capt. Carey the substance of the conversation which took place be tween Miss Slgel and Leon Ling, but what it was the captain would not di vulge. After hearing Chung's latest story the police were inclined to think that the murder of Elsie Sigel was not premedi tated, but that she was killed on the im pulse of the moment. Oirl Slain in Jealous Rage. The ccftiversatlon revealed to Capt. Ca rey, it was intimated, had to do with Elsie Sigel's love affair with Chu Gain, the Mott street chop suey restaurant propri etor. Miss Slgel went to Leon Ling's room, it is believed, on word from Ling that he was 111, and when she arrived there Ling is said to have turned upon her and de manded to know why she had been in the company of Chu Gain. What followed. Chung Sin told Capt. ?Carey yesterday, and from the bits of talk the Chinaman repeated. Capt. Carey drew his conclusion that Leon Ling, In the heat of jealous rage, threw Elsie 8igel upon his bed, stifled her cries with a handkerchief, and that she was then put to death. The police have believed all along that two men killed Elsie Sigel, and Chung Sin's statement of yesterday is therefore regarded as only partly true. The police say they think Chung Sin has something more to tell. If he heard Elsie Sigel and Leon Ling quarreling, they argue, he must certainly have known of the girl's struggles. Chung Sin will have to answer more questions before the police are through with him. Still Denies He Was Present. The Chinaman vigorously maintains, as he has in every interview with the police, that he did not go into Leon Ling's room until after Elsie Slgel was dead. As to this, the police are not entirely satisfied, they say, and Chung will be questioned along that line. Every time the police talk with Chung he either adds something to what he had previously told or contradicts former as sertions. Another development in the murder of the Chinatown missionary worker comes from Chlng Sing Lee. a chop suey res taurant promoter of 42 Mott street. Lee told of having called at Leon Ling's apartment on the top floor of the 8th avenue house the morning and evening of June 9, the day of the murder, and of having left a note under the door of Ling's room the following day. This note disappeared. Inquiry at police headquarters last night failed to reveal that the police knew what had become of it. Called on Ling on Day of Murder. This is the story of the note and the incidents associated with it as related by Chlng Sing Lee: "In my business of starting chop suey restaurants I took a lease two months ago on a building at MOi< West 14oth street, and Intended to open a restaurant there June 13. I^eon Ling was recom mended to me as a good man to be man ager of the place, and I met Mm In Chinatown some weeks ago, and after we had talked, he signed a contract to man age the restaurant at fOO a month. "I put men at work getting the build ing In shape. While this was going on I heard that Leon Ling was a gambler, and that he would not be the sort of man I wanted. "1 decided to cancel the contract with him and went to the house on 8th ave nue the morning of June ?. about 30 o'clock to talk with him. I knocked on the door, but there was no answer. "I rapped on all the other doors on the same floor as that on which Ling's room was. but K seemed as if everybody was asleep. So I went away and came S"' Three exhibitions of day fireworks have been arranged for the District's celebra tion of Independence day, July 3. as a special entertainment to the children. Commissioner Macfarland, chairman of the Joint committee of the Board of Trad* and Chamber of Commerce on the safe and san Fourth of July celebration, stated today that the local display of daylight fireworks will be the best ever given otuaide of Oreater New York. The first exhibition will be at Market space, 7th street and Louisiana avenue, from 9:80 to 10:30 o'clock In the morning. Just preceding the public meeting. The second will be for half an hour after the adjournment of the public meeting. The third exhibition will be in the ellipse south of the White House park at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon and will continue for an hour. At that time the District of Columbia National Guard Band, which has volun teered Its service to aid In the celebration, will give a concert during the exhibition. The fireworks program for the morning and afternoon exhibitions will be the same, and is as follows: Twenty-four mammoth balloons, red, white and blue; thirty-six Japanese ani mal and figure balloons, twelve kinds, assorted; seventy-two pieces four-inch Japanese shells, assorted animals, figures, etc.; thirty-six pieces six-inch Japanese day shells, assorted effects; twenty-four pieces eight-inch day sbell6, with 0x10 American flag, attached to parachutes; twenty-four pieces six-Inch day shells, streamers attached to parachutes; twen ty-four pieeas six-inch day shells, swarms of birds; twenty-four pieces six-inch day shells, filled with small American flags. back at 6 o'clock that night and knocked on Ling's door fcgaln, but no one an* swered. "I wanted to get word to Ling, so the neat morning about 11 o'clock I went back mlth a note to Ling written on one of my letterheads. I put It under Lings door and shoved It with a lead pencil ?o ? that it could not be seen from tha hall. When no -answer came from Ling I went back to the house on the next Sat* unlay night and knocked at his i.oor again, but there was no answer. I didn't go back. "I asked Sun Leung, proprietor of tha restaurant on the second floor, if he knew where Ling was, and he said he did not. Leung told me he had not seen Ling for several days, and that Lii.g had l*tt without saying anything to him." The fact that the note was not to b? seen when the police were called in to break in the door of Line's room a week aco last night, has <*k*sed detectives at the central office to wonder who could have been In Ling's apartment after the murder. What has become of the note It something the police will try to ascertain. It is an Incident, they admit, that only adds to the mystery of the murder. Called on Sigels After Xurder. A woman living In the apartment houta in which the Slgel family ll\es in Wads worth avenue called upon Capt. Carey and informed him that she had seen Leon Ling in the hallway leading to the Slgel apartment on the Monday night after the murder. She knew Ling by sight, she said, havinK seen him call at the Slga! apartment many times. The woman declared she could not be mistaken as to Ling'a having called that Monday night. He rang the bell of the Hlgel apartment, she said, and spoke to some one at the door. She was not sure whether or not Ling entered the apart ment. r< Cf At the Sigel home It was denied that Ling had called there 'on the Monday night in question. Capt. Michael Galvln of the Elisabeth street police station left the city hurried ly yesterday afternoon, after havlpg ob tained lea^'e of absence of twenty-four hours. No hint of where he had gone was given at police headquarters, but tt was understood that he had come upon a clue to an important witness in the mur der. Chu Gain wanted to leave town yester day to go to Atlantic City and escape tha strain that has been put upon him as a result of the police investigation into the murder. Gain started from his restaurant early in the morning and had reached the Sid street ferry, when he was stopped by a detective who had been shadowing him. Gain pleaded to be allowed to leave the city, but the detective took him to As sistant District Attorney Ward, who re fused to give him permission to go. Gain offered to put up a *1.<**? bond to inture his appearance whenever wanted as a witness In the murder (*se, but Mr. Ward told him he must stay here. Gain sent hit lawyer to Mr. Ward, but to no avail. "I just wanted to go to Atlantic City to get a rest and to attend a summer school there," said Gain to a reporter. "I don't want to run away. I am nervous and can't sleep." Mr. Ward remarked that Gain did not need to go to a summer school just now. While the district attorney's office casts no suspicion upon Gain, Mr. Ward said, it Is thought better to have him where he can be reached at any time If further in terviews are needed. Arrests of suBpe^ts continued yesterday. A Chinaman going hastily across lots in Flushing was arrested nnd at the police station pave his name as Harry Kee. A headquarters detective decided he was not Leon Ling, but he was held for trial on the charge of carrying a revolver, which was found in his blouse. Mrs. Sigel in a Sanitarium. SOUTH NORWALK. Conn., June 98 ? Mrs. Paul Sigel, mother of Miss Blsia Slgel, the girl murdered in the Chinese quarter in New York city. Is in a sani tarium at Westport suffering from ner vous prostration as a result of the trag edy. It is understood that she went there several days ago. all LOOK LIKE LEON. Local Policeman Trots Visiting Chinaman to Headquarters. Lem Park, who formerly conducted a Chinese restaurant in this city, returned here yesterday to visit friends and hit presence in Union station and on the streets attracted attention. It was thought by some persons that his appear ance was very much that of Leon L>ing, and the police were told of his presence. I^em had passed several detectives on Pennsylvania avenue and spoken to them. Thev knew him when he lived here and failed to see that he resembled photo graphs they had seen of the fugitive mur derer. The detectives gave him no thought in connection with the murder of Elsie Sigel, but others did. and a g?^*' alarm was sent out from headquarters for his arrest. Bicycle Policeman Rout of the first pre cinct found Lem near PenntyIvanla ave nue and 14th street and Invited him to headquarters. 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