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only newsppper published in Newport News that receives the full news report of the Asso? ciated Press. VOL. XII. NO. 306 PRESIDENT AT PINE KNOT FOR BRIEF RESTj Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt and Sever? al of (tie Family In Virginia for a Holiday. PRESIDENT OUT FOR WILD TURKEYS Hard Drive to Their Country Seat Because of Next to Impassible Roads ?President In Good Spirits and Greets All Moct Cordially?Goes Shooting Today. (By Associated Press) Washington; d. c. Dec. 20 ? President R??s?velt and his family left Washington at 11:10 o'clock today for Pine Knot, Va.. the country home of Mrs. Roosevelt, where they will remain until next Monday afternoon. The trip was made In the special car Twilight, attached to the regular train, on the Southern Railway. The near? est station to Pine Knot is North Gar? den ,a few miles below Charlottes vlilc. Miss Carew, sister of Mrs. Roose? velt, accompanied the parly. The personnel of the party Included the] President, Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Ethel,; Archie and Quenlln, nml Miss Carew. Clerk J. L. McGrow, accompanied the President In place of one of tbei President's secreturles, and will make! a dally trip to Pino Knot from Char-] lotlesvllle. In this way the President; will be put in possession of nwasnges' 'juVaajt QjaU^^^ -?? ,y* -..^ '< ''::J ': JHross country riding and Wild T?r,-, : key shooting are t*3? President's ' fn f?Vo'rlVe\'pnstlmeg at- rtne Knot. I Arrival at Charlottesville. cilARLOTTESVILLE, VA^ Dee. 20 President Roosevelt and party reached Charlottesville at 2:1G p. m. There was a crowd at the 'station and the President lean?d out of his ear window and shook hands with a hundred or more. Surgeon General RtXey, who was one of the President's party, wir greeted by his brother, Spha of Miami, Fla. Had Lots of Baqgage. After greeting tho usual crowd that gathers n't North Garden to sen the President e,n his visits, he clambered Into n rubber tired trap drawn by two mares, one a sorrel and the other a gray, with Mrs. Roosevelt and sister, the President took his seat alongside the driver. Frank Leathers. Mr. Roose? velt doonned a heavy top coat of gray, while the two ladles wore long fin coats. After tipping his blnck slouch hat to the crowd, the Presi? dent seized the reins and started for Pine Knot at 2:50. The second trap contained the three Roosevelt children and the third n double buggy was 'occupied by Dr. Rlxey and Mr. Joseph Wllmer. The party carried as much Luggage and stuff as a traveling theatrical1 troupe nnd a large- dray, drawn by four mules, was heavily laden with dress snit cases, rolls of blankets, boxes, oil stoves, guns, two crates of dogs, etc. The bird season has closed, which Is not a hardship, as the President lias never attempted quail shooting. The turkey season is still open, however, and no doubt tomorrow morning will find the President up bright and early on his way to the turkey runs In Green Mountain. Assistant Secretary McGraw re? turned to ChnHottsvllle at,A o'clock tonight to await the President's or? ders. Had Muddy Drive. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., Dec. 20 ?After a muddy drive of three hours elver almost bottomless roads, the President, reached Pine Knot shortly before f>. The party occupied three traps, with the President. Mrs. Roose? velt and Miss Carew in the first, Ker mlt, Archie and Quenlln In the sec? ond, and Dr. Rixey and Mr. Joseph Wllmer In the third. After alighting from the train nt North Garden the President said to the crowd: "How do you do. gentlemen? I am very glad to be ,back here again." PASTOR REFUSES NEW GOLD. Declares Eagles Without the Motto "Godless" nnd Spuns Them. PITTSBURG. PA., Dec. 21?"Tills is godless money; I refuse to take it,'' declared. Rev. Dr. W. A. Jones, paster of the Knoxvllle Presbyterian church on the south side of this city, when at the close of the Christmas treat in church his cnngreagtlon pre? sented him with a purse containing $100 in new golden coins, five of the new Issue of $20 gold pieces. "My mother taught nvo to look for the motto, 'lu Ood VVe Trust," on the coins or our country." said Dr. Jones, lu a little speech to tils congregation, "ami when the Presldeifl announced hi i new order effacing the Inscrip? tion from the coins 1 swore I would take no money that did not hear the old motto." Some of the congregation attempted to argue the case. The pastor tossed the gold Into his hat and handed it hack with an air of finality. The trustees took hack the money andj agreed to change It tomorrow for coin bearing the required motto. M'KINLEY'S COMRADE DEAD. Logan and President Were Close Friends Before, Though, and i Aften War. WARRKNSRFRG. MO.. Dee. 20? Capt. A. B. Logan comrade nml llfe long friend of PPresldonl McKinley, died at his home here today. Capt. Lopau and the late President were classmates In the primary school and joined the same company when the civil war broke out and Befved siiled by side. At the close of the war they entered the same law school ami graduated In the same class. Harry Thaw Sent His Wife a Check. NE WYORK, Doc. 20?Evelyn Nes j bit Thaw received a Christmas pres I ent from her husband. Harry Ken I dull Thaw, which was out of the or I d I nary. Fearing that no one else ] could select what he desired, he sent Ills wife n check for a law amount, I to lie used by her In purchasing a I hand-some bracelet, or any other Jew | eled ornnment that she might choose. Thaw himself spent a quiet day in I the Tombs. Prominent New Kork. Lawyer and Siiimr.alr.Vs S?Lsatmnal Suicidn. THREW HIlAsELF UNDER CAR WHEELS Selected Fourteenth Street Station One of the Busiest in New Yoik, as Place to Commit Deed?Financial Troubles Responsible. (By Associated Proas) I NEW YORK, Dec. 20.?Ernest Q. Steotnan, one of New York's most I prominent lawyers, rated to bo worth in excess of $7,000,000, and a cousin of Edmund Clarence Stedman the poet hanker, tudny t'aglcclly commit? ted Gittelde by leaping in front of a local subway train at the Fourteenth Street station. Tho J. C. Lyon Build? ing und Operating Company, of which he was vice-president, treasurer and director, failed for several millions of dollurs last Fiiday, when receivers were appointed. That and other fi? nancial troubles, are Dalleved to have been the cause of his suicide. He was a member of the law firm of Stedman & Lai kin. ills town address was at 10S1 Madison Avenue. The suicide could not have selected a spot where his death would have created a greater Bonsataton. The up? town platform of the Subway at Four? teenth Street was crowded with per? sons, mostly women, waiting for trains; when Mr. Stedman, who bad been o - setved walking up and down the plat? form, smith my darted through a gronp of women and Jumped to tho track In front of a fast moving up? town train. Six cars of the train had passed over the lawyer's body before the train was stopped, and by that time the body bad been terribly mangled. In the meantime the excitement on the platforms had tocome a panic. Several women who had teen the man leaped to death fainted or collapsed and for several minutes In ti excitement they lay about tho plat-! form unattended. It was more than three-quarters of an hour before order was restored and the trains hnd re? sinned their normal running order. Mr.-Stedman was from Hartford, Conn., originally, but had been prac? ticing law In New York for most of i tho sixty-one years of his age The failure of the J. C. Lyons Building nnd Operating Company Is believed to have affected Mr. Stedman more thnn any? thing eist?. He opposed the appoint? ment of receivers in the United States District Court last Friday nnd was defeated. The company was one of the largest In the city and had exten? sive holdings of gllt-edgBd real estate. Mrs. Stedman was- driving In Central Park when her husband killed him? self, and she knew nothing of the tra? gedy until she returned to her homo. She was completely overcome, nnd physicians were called. Depart fi;r Pine Knot. NORTH GARDEN, VA>, Dec. 2G ? President Ro.osevelt and party arrived here at 2:45 p. m.. nnd Immediately left for Pisie Knot. NEWPORT ] 'DIGGING HARD FOR j DEAD IN PARR MINE lone Hundred and Twen'y* Bod. les Recovered Despite the Numerous Obstacles. tiUNDREO WORE TO BE TAKEN OUT Bodies Recovered Ten. ibly Mutilated And Badly Decomposed?Epectcd ^ That Exploring Party Will Complete the Task Tonifcht?Company Will Make Every Effort to Secure Bodies. - I l (Ry Assoelnted Press) JACOBS CREEK, PA., Dec. 20.? Record progress Is being made In the removal of bodies from the Dair mine. All of the entries except No. 27 have been cleared and a total of 124 bodies brought from the mine. j A number of other bodies have been located and It is said that they will lie brought lo the surface during the night. Preparations have been made to resume rescue work In entry No. 1!7 | early tomorrow nnd about 100 bodies will he found there as indications are that the explosion occurred In this j working. All the bodies recovered' I today were decomposed and terrll'Iy mutilated, The rescuers report that drivers, were found fifty yards from 'their horses and nothing remains of the wagons hut lh& trucks. All that was found of a trapper boy was the headless trunk and one leg. The body was entirely nude. | General Manager Schlederbergcr of the Pittsburg Coal Company said': "Providing nothing uiifor8oen^)occnrrB .'lie expiring parry-tafsaWrfSISmiflfiWh their work by tomorrow night. Some falls occurred in the rooms where the m m were working, covering up the corpses, and these will be cleaned ns fast as possible. It may he days yet, I however, before the body of every man I who wns killed by the explosion is re? covered." PINE BEACH HOTELS WIPED OUT BY FIRE Blaze of Unknown Origin Destroys Dozen or More Buildings Near Exposition. fBy Associated Press.) NORFOLK VA.. Dee. 26.?Fire of . unknown origin near the West bouri I dary of the Jamestoown Exposition ; grounds early today destroyed a dozen or more structures including several sinnll hotels with a loss of between $25.n0l) and ?:i0.000. The burned bail,lines nrn the Hotel Portsmouth, the headquarters of thee Virginia (Tidewater) Railway Terminal Con? struction employees, where the fire started; the Hotel Chesterfield, Pam lleo, Chancellor. Virginian, the Owl nnd Colonial restaurants "Bill the Hunter" nnd a number of Exposition souvenir shops and stands that had been vacated. The States hotel, Adams hotel and Hotel dc> VUle were threatened, but several hundred fire-flghters who as? sembled did good work In preventing the spread of the flames. A number of people were asleep In the hotels and other places when thA fire started but all escaped. This Is the third large fire that Pine Beach has had In the last eight months. [SAID TO HAVE OFFERED 70 MAKE BRYAN SENATOR Prominent Man of Oklahoma Says That Nebraska Man Came Near Moving to That State. GUTHRIE, OKLA., Dec. 2G?Thomas' H. Doyle of Perry, r?cetjt aspirant for the Oklahoma Democratic guber? natorial nomination, said In nn in? terview here today: "One of the unwritten stories of Oklahoma politics Is that William J. Bryan was Invited, and for a time seriously considered, moving to Ok? lahoma to lead the fight for state? hood, with the assuranco that bis reward would he election as one of Oklahoma's first United States sena? tors. This offer was made to him In 1002 by mo as spokesman of the Democratic workers' conference, which wns convinced that the only chance for s.-tatehood In a generation was .by securing a leader of national I prominence. I "Mr. Brynn, when I joined him nt a train going through Oklnhoma, ssild he would milch rather bo senator from a great state than President. Ho promised to consider the proposition. Several days later, on his return, he told me ho had his newspapers and othor interests in Lincoln, and he NEWS- VA., FRIDAY, did not see how lu- could atrord to toko tht> stop." GIRLS STRIKE FOR COURTESY. I Led by Pretty Russian, Who Is De? voting Her Life to Labor Cause. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. EG -A sllin.l I graceful girl, with (laming bhwk eyes' land a wealth of red-brown hair, years old, Tanya f^eyes, Is one of tho mosi picturesque Ogures in local la-j bor clroUS, and as leader of the six' weeks' strike of UfiO girls at the Hl-1 bormnn llrothers' wrapper factory, a strike still In force, she has UCOino as well a iK)tent factor. Miss I.eves has devoted her life nnd bar talents as a pnbltc speaker to the cause. A graduate nurse in. Russia, she lied to this country when her brother w.is killed in ait Odessa massacre, but last summer Bbe left I the llaltlmoro hospital, where she was studying for an American diploma, 'and came to Philadelphia anil organ-1 I Izod the wrapper makers' union, of which she soon became president. I "The Blrlke," said she today, "has] special significance for tho working* people or Phlhullphla, because it l?j the first strike thnt women have over undertaken here. Then, too. It is] I unusual In that It In not a strike for. I higher wnges, nor shorter hours, nl-j though the kIHb wore only making from $3 to $r> a week, working from i 7 In the morning till 0 nt night. lt^ Is a strike for more courteous treat? ment nt the hands of Hie foreman." BURGLAR ROBS GAS METER. Finding Nothing Else. He Breaks Open Meter and TaWes Money. I NORFOLK. VA.i Dee. 2C?The resi? dence of J, B. Dey.'No. 433 Duncan; avenuo, was burglarised, according to his report to Ute police, and after fall- : Ing to Und anything -which met his fahcy in the house, the thelf procoedod to break open the gas meter In the cellar, nnd robbed It of about |1G In' I cash. ? Sre ' ;t" ? I I The thelf entered the house-by an unlocked window ami trace's of his movements showed that he visited the .Upstairs rooma t ' F?i> house v.'hljc the, occupants .iiept. - Then no wohl RS ttr* ; cellar nnd smashed the meter with an j ax. after shutting tho cellar doors in ' order thnt no sound might 1? heard above. It is supposed he loft by tho snme window through which ho en- : itered. THE LITTLE BOYS DIE. Fund to Be Raised to Buy an Incu? bator for the Baby Girls. | ROANOKE, VA., Dec. 26.?Two of the four children horn to Mr. and Mrs. William Luck on Mondny, died this morning. These two were the little toys. The children are of premature birth, and the parents being very poor peo? ple, and effort will be made to raise a fund to secure an incubator for the two little ?Irls. The Luck home has been throng? ed by people today and the family re? ceived many presents. PACIFC COAST "HELPLESS. If Navy Failed, Small Force Could Not Resi&t Invading Armv. SEATTLE, WASH.. Dec. 2G ? Col. T. C. Woodbury, acting commander of the Department of Columbia. United Stnte* army, said today Inat the whole Pacific coast, would be helpless In case the navy should prove lo be un? able to prevent tho landing of a force of 20,000 Japanese at nny of the numerous unprotected bays along the coast. He says there are not 2,000 regualrg on Iho coast to resist an attack by land, while l?.000 infantrymen are . needed. / Indiana is for Fairbanks. (By Associated Press) INDIANAPOLIS. IND., Dec. 26 ? At the blennjal Republican love feast today. United Stntes Sonntor Albert J. Beverldge undo th?> principal ad? dress, stating his views as to the future action of the parly and reit rnting his former statement that In? diana will stand solid In the next national convention of the party for the nomination of Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks. Boy Ran In Front of Christmas Gun. DOANOKJ5, VA., Dec. 26?Robert C. Brent, Jr., the ten years old son of Robert C. Brent, Hcb In the Ro anok Hospital In u critical condition j as a,result of an accidental gun shot yer.tordny, the bullet entering the back i and cutting the small in test I ties In I 12 places and lodging in the hip. The boy. with others, went out tar- j get shooting and young Brent ran in front of a gun Just as it was fir?d. The boy cannot recover. New England Mills to Curtail. fBv Associated Press! BOSTON. MASS.. Dec. 26?At a mass meeting of leading spinners of New England It was announced that treasurers and managers repre30nllng more than 80 per ornt. of the spindles have agreed to curtail production to an amount equal to 25 per cent, of the entire production. DKC'KMHKli 27, 1907. OFFICERS UNO TARS ! HAVING FINE 111 _ Captains and Staffs of American Battleships Entertained by Trinidad's Governor. BOAT BICES H?LO OK C?M\5 Commander in Chief Purposes to Shorten ltlnera<y by Cllppluo OM Day or Two In Each Leg?Kansas Wins Officers' Race?Kentucky, Rhode Island, Louisiana Also Victors. . ~J_ (Ry Associated Press) port ok SPAIN. Doe, 80.?Thocap lalna of the Amqrlcah battloshlps and their staffs were entertained at lunch? eon today by Sir Henry Monte Jack: sou, the governor or Trinidad, nnd late,- wore Die guests of the governor at the home races. The weather wa.s ideal and the race course was throng-j ed with oflleerH and men of the (loot | tog< ther with a holiday crowd from the city. The American horses car? ried off the honors, H-Ing the wlnnlrs . In nearly all the races and the visitors gave themselves over to applauding there vlctor ?. Owing to the fact that the ships will have finished coaling by tomorrow noon, thousands of the blue Jackets will be given ?bore-leave. Th? tender Yankton of the auxlalry dlTls-i Inn. hnylng-taken on stlpmles today, will le?verlor Rig Jajnofl.o tomorrow' How Christmas was Passet! Christmas morning found the United States battleship fleet anchored here, adorned with greens at tho trucks, lyardarms and rails. The weather 1? perfect. The forenoon was devoted to boat races. In the chief event, a half mile officers' rnce. eleven cutters I started, The crow of tho Kansas won .by half a length, followed by tho crows I of tho Georgia, the Virginia the Loui? siana, the New Jersey, the Illinois, the I Missouri, the Vermont, the Rhode Is? land, the Minnesota and (he Maine, j The course was made hot ween the i first and second divisions. The crew* I lined rnlh- and cheered and the hnnds Iplayed. Rear Admiral Evans wntch 'ed from the flagship. I The chief petty officers' rnce In cut le's for one mile proved n close | finish. The Kentucky's men won by half a length, followed hv the Vor mont, the Alatnma. the Illinois, the] Kenrsnrgo, the New Jersey, the Con? necticut and the Minnesota. In gh,n J nl one mite the Rhode Island won. The Yankton. which challenged, rowed I flv-> oal'g agnlnst the others' six. In | tho last race for dlngios at one mile I the Louisiana won. There was base iball ashore In the afternoon. J Tho chief social event was n recep? tion by Rear Admiral Thomas, Cap | tain Hubbatd and the offlcera on thel Minnesota. Instead of dining on the Lousinna Rear Admiral Evans was the guest, of Rear Admiral Emory. There wns no coaling on account of the lioll day. Rear Admiral Evans called the ord? nance officers to the flagship yesterday [and discussed gunnery. Gun drills! will he pushed In anticipation of the| target practice at Madgalonn Ray. The itineary will probably be de-1 j creased by gaining a day or two on | each leg. \C0L URIEL BOYCE DEAD, AGED SEVENTY NINE YEARSl j Was a Leading Figu.e in Public Life) In Public Life in Virginia For Good Many Years. (Ry Associated Press) WINCHESTER, VA., Dec. 20.?A telegram from Staunton announces the I death of Colonel Utiel L. Royce, of | Royce. Vn. Colonel Royce w?s 79 years old and ,vns for many years a leading figure In Virginia. Rom in Missouri he i served With distinction in the Con fed 'orate army later he practiced law In Winchester and when the Shennndnnli Vnlloy Railroad was promoted, be? came Its chief counsel and later Its j president until the line was absorbed! by tiie Norfolk and Western. SAILORS HAVE SMALL RIOT IN NORFOLK] Several Colored Men Roughly Handled by Men from Navy Yard?Sev? eral of the Leaders Artrested. NORFOLK, VA., Dec. 26.?Several marines from the Norfolk Navy Yard precipitated a small riot hero tonight In their Christmas celebration, terror Ixlng tho people on sovcra) ol tho downtown streets. The police reser? ves were culled ?int. nnd half n dosen arrests <>f tho londors woro mado. Frank Millet, a marine, is charged with Inciting to riot. The men, most of them apparently tintier tho Influence of liquor, Invaded tho streets In squads of twenty-live to a hundred men. A few people, most? ly negroes, were roughly handled hj thorn, hut ho Ohe, so fur as is known, was seriously Injured. Some of tho more riotous Bailors m flrst Bhowed ii dlnporltlon to resist the police who used diplomacy to avoid n serious conflict With them. Order was not restored until the police reserves had been called out when the squads In which tho men were collected were dispersed. Ntw York Swept by Wave of Crime. NEW YOHK, poo, 26?Thal n wave of crime has swept over New York In the Inst year Is evident, from the slat little; compiled by the dbtrlcl at? torney's office. The Tombs Is over? crowded with prisoners awnttlug trial, and there are not cells enough ro go around. The report shows that there are more ihnn twice as many eases nwnit Ing tho disposition of the courts to? day than .there were ? ?enr ago, >>f the Btandlng cnlenduur there arc 1.271 cnr.es ,nn against fi4l lust year. This Is the Inrgt'.it calendar since Mr. Joromn became district nttorrtoy. j Received Dullet Instead of Wife. j (By Associated Press) LEBSBUn?, OA., Dee 26.?B, W. Atltlnn of the [jOb county Journal was shot Into yesterday by County Clerk J. w. Morgan. The wounded man will recover. The shooting was the result of Atkin's attempting to elope' with a sister ol Morgan. LIFE fti ITPlftlN Holed ?390 SclenUsts predicts WANTS IT ALL tNDED WITH DRUGS While Arranging Christmas Tree Was 8trlcken With Acute Symptoms of Disease Caused by Recent Fall?Is Expert on Tetanus. CHICAGO, ILL., Doc. 2(1?Dr. Job eph Pearson, a scientist occupying one of the foremost positions with a large packing Ann, last night indicated \.V signs; to physician's at tils side In tho Chicago Baptist Hospital that tho at? tack of lock-Jaw from which he Is suf? fering would prove fatal. 'Hie physicians hopeful previously as to tho outcome were silenced by tho patient's mutely expressed verdict on his own case for be la a leading ex? pert on the effects of the dlaeaBO which hnd seized him and there could be no higher authority than hin opin? ion. To-day may prove whether the dying expert correctly diagnosed his own base. If Dr. Pearson dies bis expert opinion Is justified. If he lives ho will no longer he regarded ns Infallible in a disease on which lie has made a special study nnd won a reputation. Christmas eve. while arranging a 'Christmas tree for his children in his homo Dr. Pearson was* suddenly stricken with acute lockjaw. The in? jury which rougbt on tetanus was n compound fracture of the nose, sus? tained a wook ago. Dr. Pearson was going through a dnrk passage-yay 1 Jading from his laboratory to another part of the establishment when ho fell down n short flight of stairs and struck his nose on a hoard. Tho hurt caused an ahralsion of tho skin nnd the germs of tntnnus infected it. He realized that the attack of lock Jnw from which ho 1b suffering would prove fatal and begged them to ?nd his life with a drug. The aurgeons above him. Inured as they were to tho ratfferlngs of others, hesitated bjfore the dumb appeal of this man of sci? ence, progably more skilled In the ef? fects of the disease which had seized hltii than nny other man In this coun? try, nnd then turned away for fear that they might grant his wish. When he found that, the law, written and un wrlten would no permit his fellows to end his suffetlngs. Dr. Pearson resign? ed himself to the care of nurses. Ho heard his physicians say that If ho lived another day there was hope for hint. He shook his head. They pre? tended not to notice and left him In charge of a nurse with soothing lotions to quint, his pain. Dr. Pearson died early this momlng. Shot by Close Friend, (Bv Associated Press.) COLUMBUS. OA., Dec. 26.?Ben Ed? wards, a Rutrsell county, Ala., merch? ant was shot and killed by Ropcoe Gentry, a fanner of that county, while j the two Were riding in a buggy from . Hatclieohnbbee to Uchce, Ala., last j night. There woro no witnesses to the tragedy and the. cause Is unknown.' They had been very close friends. I THE WEATHEH. Fair and warmer Friday; Oat urday portly cloudy; llflht to fresh south winds. PRICE TWO CENTS MET FOOL DEATH IN Unknown Woman Apparently ol Refinement Murdered h tin New Jersey Meadows. iWHEH L?5T SEEN WAS Will! HUH Victim Was First Strangled and Thon Thi own Into a Pond Where Her Body Was Found Enc Usted In Ice? Police Make Arrests But They Have No Clues. (By Associated Prossi NI5WAHK, N. J., Bee. il?.?A murder ' combining the elements of mystery and deliberate cruelty was committed Inn the llackenaach meadows In the 'town of Harrison, early today, and tho 'nude body of a comely woman of per* ihnps 30 years, nrnily submerged In tho ley waters of a little pond was the victim. Only the feet projecting whore chance passers by broke the Ice In which tho exposed portions were en? trusted, and dragged the body ashore this afternoon. The dead woman ' wnir finely featured nor hair nujj^i.ajl? gavo ovldeuco of a recent anO ulotis toilet and such of liar < ns waa subsequently found b' In toxturo and stylu an owner flnetnent. The pond ln wh'eh the body throwu In marto by tho ovcrll the Pustule river and is dB the river from this city. ' hnd pot been dontlled toda pretty well estaWfbCd tha,li that of a resident of this t men who occupied i a yacht near whero the hridy was fi detained by tho police, hot Important clue obtnined was i tonight by Peter Coognn, man employed by the Marlin Company, who recognized the body as" that i f a woman, whom he hnd fsevu ' cros-slng tho meadows In company with n man early today. Later ho saw the ? man alone. He then carried a bundle In his arms. Tho man was short and Btout. Coognn, whose duties keep him In the neighborhood of the mur? der, told tho police this story: "Willie outdoors at two o'clock this morning I saw this woman In company i with a man cross the meadows, going .In the direction of the pond. They ! passed so near that I am able to rec? ognize the woman's features. Some? time inter, perhaps an hour, the man returned nnd ngnin passed mo this time going in tho direction from which the two bad como when I first saw thorn. This time the man was alone. In bis aims he carried a bundle I which ha had not had beroro. In build ho was abort and thick set." ! Two gTtls returning to their home in Hnrrlson long after midnight heard a woman's cries floating over tho marshland. They seemed to come ( from tho direction of thn pond and ! sounded like "spare mo. and help." Near homo the glrla we.ie approach? ed by u well dressed stranger, who ; accosted and followed them until they met a policeman when bb turned and fled. The girls hnd a good view of ! the man under an electric light and i while ho wns well and ' naturally, di eased his hands showed oither that he was accustomed to manual labor or had recently been engaged lu work , that soiled his fingers. Life had been extinct, tho coroner saldi about twelve hours when tho body was found this afternoon. Woman Was Strangled. A mark on the neck indicated that strangulation wns the manner of death. 8cratcheR on the leg and ? trunk and pieces of cinder forced into ,the Mean showed that the tody had .been dragged along a cinder path which skirls tho pond. Along the path the police picked up a white silk j waist slashed up tho back, a skirt and I a pair of gaiters. Following the j path the polled came upen tho yacht 1 "Idle Hour'' which was tied up at a I point on the Pascac about 300 feet i from where the ebody was found. On ; the yacht, tho police say that they ' found n sealskin muff and a fur neck I piece. I The occupants of the yacht were Al ' bert Thompson, 41 years old, of F-iiaa i both, and Frederick Xlrkman 38 year I old. Both were employed on the boat. Thompson said that he found the fur piece near tho cinder path ! this morning. The police found on tho j boat dishes enough for three dinners. The men, however, said that they had no visitor on the Idle Hour. Tho po? lice said tonight that they had practi? cally nothing against tho prisonorsbut would detain them until further in? quiry could be made. An autopsy will be performed ns soon as it can bo arrauged.