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frTTMBER 7417.
Yesterday's Circulation, 51,314
Eighteen Pages
Widow Admits Accusations
Against Banker Were
Without Basis.
Government Men Trying to Find
Mr Archibald
Admitting that she was nlstaken
about a prominent banker Interfering
with her aoolal rise and religions
worship In Washington and dis
claiming any Intentions of killing or
horsewhipping him, Mrs. Mary E.
Gage today took tho witness stand
in her own defense.
As foretold by other witnesses, in
cluding .her daughter, MIbb Margaret
0. Oage, the witness told tho Jury
that her Ideas about the banker
blocking her social progress dated
from December 16, 1911, when Mrs.
Archibald Oracle told her, she said,
that the man in question was respon
sible. Mrs. Gage was on tho witness
stand until court adjourned. She
was remanded to the Government
Hospital pending the resumption of
the inquiry Wednesday.
Tells of Her Trouble.
Three years ago, Mrs. Gage testified,
ahe called on Judge C. 8. Bundy. of
the Municipal Court, with reference to
her trouble In scaling tho social ladder
In Washington, and that the Jatter
advised her to confer with the banker,
.Who on March Jl charged her with
threats. It was tho first time she had
ever seen him. she saJdVand ,sho waa
Introduced bv Dr. J. C. Boyd. V. B. N.
"We hadn't had mch success In
making acquaintance's and advancing in
our work, and the only thing that we
could attribute It to was the deal when
we bought our house In Dupont circle,"
she stated "It was about this trans
action that we talked."
Mrs. Gage's testimony about her
genealogy was practically a repetition
of statements made by her daughter.
A book containing her genealogy was
presented to the jury.
A denial that sho had threatened. to
kill the banker was made by Mrs. Gago,
although ahe admitted that she naa ao
clarcd that she would horsewhip him
If he did not stop interfering with her
affairs. Sho said her Ideas were not
delusions but rather mistakes. At the
present time she boars no HI will, sho
testified, toward anyone, and realizes
that she "put too much credence In
the statements of others."
"Gentlemen, I simply had the concern
for my daughter that you would have,"
she said to the Jury.
Dr. Emmons, one of the alienists for
Mrs. Gage, was the only other wit
ness today.
Strenuous efforts are being made by
the Government today to locate Mrs.1
Archibald Grade, New York and
Washington society leader, who Is
wanted to refute statements made by
Miss Margaret C. Gage, daughter of
the accused woman, to the effect that
it was Mrs. Oracle who informed her
mother that the banker was the bar
rier to their social aspirations. A
subpoena was Issued for Mrs. Grade,
but she failed to respond yesterday
afternoon and threats of an attach
ment were made.
Among the witnesses for Mrs. Gage
who teatlfled that In their opinion
she Is sane were Mra. Alice Wright,
wife of Justice Dan Thew Wright,
of the District Supreme Court; Mrs.
Robert N. Harper, wife of the presi
dent of the District National Bank,
and Mrs. A. L. Barber, widow of the
head of tho Barber Asphalt trust.
Pastor In Tilt.
Dr. W. I. McKenney, pastor of the
Wesley M. E. Church, another wit
ness for Mrs. Gage, engaged In a
heated tilt with Assistant Corporation
Counsel Gus A. Hchuldt to the amuse
ment of the spectators. The pastor
said be was not an alienist, but had
common sense, which he said was
"I have not talked with a woman In
years who showed such a brilliant In
tellect or who Impressed me so much
with the fact that if she was Insane I
was," declared Dr. McKenney.
It developed during the testimony of
Miss Gage that her mother was a grad-
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Tomorrow Hlijli tide, 4:59 a. in. and
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11;S p. in.
RUM 5:33 Sets 8:30
Giant Redskin Says Money-Mad
Agents Would 'Grab Lands
In Dakota.
Edwin Swann, a giant Indian, who
headed a delegation of Sioujf from
the Cheyenne and Standing Rock
reservations in South Dakota, made a
vigorous speech before tho EtouBO In
dian Affaire Committee today In
protest against a bill to open up for
settlement Government landB ad-
Joining tho reservation which aro
now being used by tho tribesmen for
grazing purposes.
Swann declared that agitation for
the bill did not come from prospec
tive settlers, but from "money-mad
land agonts" who saw an 'opportun
ity to fill their own pockets.
Frank T. Arnold, Named In $250,-
000 Shortage, Near
NEW BERLIN, N. Y., April 12. That
Frank T. Arnold, former cashier of the
First National Bonk of this village, al
leged to bo a defaulter to tho extent
of $260,000, may never live to stand trial,
was the declaration today of physicians
attending him.
He has been In a state of total col
lapse ever since tho discovery that the
bank's affairs wore Involved, and the
doctors say the chances of his recov
ery are not good.
National Bank Examiner Roreback
took char go of the bank's books today,
and la Investigating.
Arnold started with the bonk as a
messenger forty years ago. He Is flfty
flvo years old and, a widower. Today
tho bank directors were given title to
his residence and other property hero
valued at, $50,000. Tho loss will be ap
portioned among the stockholders, but
wnother tne bank win continue nas not
been determined.
Alger Hopland, Newark Million-
aire, Defendant Following
Elaborate Wedding.
NEW YORK, April 12. Married last
night In one of the most elaborate
functions given at the St. Regis Hotel
this winter, Alger Mulr Hopland, a
Newark, N. J., millionaire, was today
sued for $10,000 for breach of promise
by Mary I. Peer, who alleges in her
papers filed in the supreme court that
Hopland Ignored a promise to make her
his wife.
Mies Peer's residence was kept a se
cret by her attorneys, Merrill, Doran,
and Reltlngcr.
GET $1,000 IN OHIO
Safe In Building At Seville Blown
Open Theft One of
SEVILLE, Ohio, April 12. Safe blow
ers robbed the postofflce here early to
day and escaped with more than $1,000
'n money and postage stamps. Tho
robbers stole a horse and buggy one
mile east of Seville, but soon aband
oned tho animal and stole a team of
horses from tho farm of' Charles Say
ler, with which they could make bet
ter time in tho direction of Cleveland.
In the last ten weks postofflce rob
bers havo gathered about $56,000 in
Orangevllle. Canneld. Wlckllffe, Novelty,
Hudson, Berea, Newark, and other
northern Ohio places.
No Precedent to Remunerate Dis
coverers of Territory, Says
Miss Alice Brooks, of New York, will
not receive any reward from Congress
because Capt. N. C Brooks discovered
tho Midway Island in 1E58.
Congressman Nejdlium, who took
tho mutter up with tho Navy )rnrt
nient, lecelvrd a letter from Secretary
Meyer today stating that thcio was no
precedent for remunerating the discov
erer of territory.
Steamer Goes With 100,000 Sand
' bags to Check
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12. Cltlrens
of Luxorn, Ark., made a personal ap
peal for help tc President Taft for aid
In holding the levee. In jfespohse to
the appeal a Government steamer left
here today, carrying 100,000 sand bags to
help at that point
If Widow Consents, Impres
sive Funeral Will Be
Held Here.
Great Cortege to March Down
Pennsylvania Avenue If Ar
rangements Carry.
War Department officials aro con
sidering arrangements for a mili
tary funeral and burial at Arlington
of Gen. Frederick Dent Grant, who
died In Now York at 12:80 o'clock
this morning. If MrB. Grant ap
proves, ono of the most Impresslvo
military funeral services Washington
has known in years, will be held in
this city.
Secretary of War StlmBon tele
graphed to Mrs. Grant early this
morning to learn her wishes in the
matter, and pending her answer no
orders will be issued.
Army Would Do Honor.
It has been a long time since the reg
ular army has burled with solemn pomp
on nf itn Croat leaders. The Navy I
Department has taken care, with lm-l
nrewlvo ceremony, of Its revered and I
famous dead In comparatively recent
Ume. the funerals of Rear Admiral
Robley D. Evans and Wtnfleld Scott
Schley, and of the victims of the Malno
being all within recent months.
It 1 the desire of all the officers at
the Ww Department that the army jbe
given an opportunity to.pay the respect
itr t eeltrtor tb memory, of Gen- .SYedt
crick Grant, End- If Ma widow and son
do not object a magnificent funeral
cortege will march up Pennsylvania
avenue to the Aqueduct bridge ana
theno to Arlington.
Plans were discussed In the office of
tho Secretary of War this morning, as
well as In tho office of Gen, Leonard
Wood, chief of staff, and many details
... mn that nniera to various de
tachments and divisions can be sent out
at a few minutes' nouce ai y nuur.
Taf t To Name Successor.
The matter of appointing a successor
to General Grant rests with President
Th nfflrnr next In rank to General
Grant, although holding the same mili
tary title, Is Maj. Gen. Franklin Bell,
of tho Phlllpplno division, stationed at
Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston, also. Is
eligible, and his only handicap Is that
he is a little young for such an Im
portant position.
Officials Shocked
By News of Death;
Expressions of Sorrow
News of the death of General Grant
came as a great shock to offlclals of tho
Government, and on every hand there
are heard expressions of the greatest
reorret and Borrow.
Famous son of a famous father, Gen
eral Grant held the admiration of a
wide circle of friends, both In official
and private life, He l&ng had been
looked upon as one of the foremost of
ficers In the army and a leader In diplo
matic and official matters.
The brilliant career of General Grant
In the army only heightened the promi
nence given him on account of the deeds
of his Illustrious father.
Born In St. Louis, May 30, 1850, Fred
erick Dent Grant spent his early life on
a farm during his early boyhood, his
father having removed there after re
signing from the army on account of the
fact that the pay was too small upon
which to support his family.
Later the Grant family removed to
Galena, 111., and then to Kentucky,
where General Grant went to scnool.
At thn outbreak of the civil war Presi
dent Grant returned to the army, his
son accompanying him much of thu
time. Ho had vivid recollections of a
number of tho bitter engagements of
ia wnr
nnnnral Grant was annolntcd to the
Military Academy at TVcst Point by
President Johnson, being graduated
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Last Minute News Told in Brief
WEALTHY MAN KILLED. i ber of bystanders. The concussion from
LYNN, Mass., April 12. With one ear , the explosion shattered all of the win
out off and five bullet holes in his body, dows in buildings In the neighborhood
George E. Marsh, one of the wealthiest while the shock was felt more than a
soap manufacturers in the country, was
found lying opposite the plant of the
General Electric Company here by a
party of automoblllsts. The police have
no clue.
PARIS, April 12. The strike of tho
taxlcab chauffeurs advanced Into the
dynamite stage when a bomb, careful
ly planted In a taxlcab In the Rue de
Lion wrecked the car, Injuring the
strike-breaking chauffeur, and a num-
Answers the Final Summons
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Founder of the American Red Cross, Who Died Today.
Young Contractor's Marriage
to Girl In the Case Does -Not
Save .Him,
Refusing to place the prisoner on pro
bation and expressing a hint that he
wished he could be more severe. Justice
Thomas H. Anderson, In Crlnlmal Court
No. 1 today sentenced Martin II. Bray,
a youn bontractor, convicted on
charges preferred by Alberta W, Sadler,
slxten years old, to three years In tho
A motion for a new trial was over
ruled and an appeal was noted, bond
being fixed at 12,500, but Bray was re
mandod to JalJ in default of ball. How
ever, it Is expected that ho will be re
leased pending an appeal.
Bray married tho young girl ho Is' al
leged to have wronged, at Annapolis last
Monday, but District Attornoy Clarence
R. Wilson argued to the court that the
marriage was resorted to by the de
fendant In the hopo of dodging the penl
tentlary, and preventing his prosecu
tion an two other Indictment pending
against him.
"I realize that I wronged her It was
for her sake that I married her," plead
ed Bray when asked If he-had anything
to say why sentence should not be
"I want her," he added In a quaking
The prisoner was blanched, and was
visibly affected by his plight, aitnougn
he did not break down when he was
given tho maximum penalty.
"Marriage does not satisfy the law,"
said Justice Anderson. "If I placed
youi on probation or suspended sentence
It would simply serve to encourage such
crimes as yours. The maximum pen
alty Is not too much, but It Is one of
the inconsistencies of the code that the
penalties In certain serious offenses are
not as severe as they should be."
Beveral sensational features,
The trial OI uruy wp auuuueu uj
me Bin
, victim breaking down on the witness
' stand.
nine irom uie oicic
body of Asa Hall, a dvll war veteran,
was found near the Ellensvllle station
of the Ontario and Western railway,
ills skull had been crushed with a big
stone that was found beside the body1.
The police are certain that Hall was
murdered, but they are In the dark re
garding the motive. His watch and
money wire Intaot .
Founder of American Red
Cross Passes Away At
Age of 91 Years.
Clara Barton, founder of the Amer
ican Red Cross, and one of the nation's
most plcturesquo figures, died at her
home at Qlen Echo, Md., this morning
shortly after 9 o'clock. News of the
death did not become publicly -known
until shortly before 2 o'clock this
Death followed an Illness of several
months, during which all hope of Miss
Barton's ultimate recovery, was aban
doned. She was conscious almost to
the end. At her bedside when death
t came woro her nephew, Stephen Barton,
who, It Is understood, will bo her sole
heir; her physician, Dr. Hubbell, who
has attended her during her stay In
Glen Echo, and a coterie of friends who
have remained with Her from the very
beginning of her fatal Jllness.
Funeral arrangements have not yet
been made.
News of the death of Miss Barton was
sent to the White House soon after
the end came. The President, who has
been Interested In the condition of the
pioneer nurse, expressed great regret
at the newB.
Clara Barton, the Florence Nightin
gale of America.
That Is the name and the nickname by
which Clarissa Harlowe Barton was
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
CHICAGO. April 12.-Nlne thousand
carpenters who have been on strike
since April 1 returned to work wlth
their strike for a wage increase from
60 to 65 cents an hour won.
immiii riTnv rnnmmt
TIENTSIN, China, April 12.
city of Tung Chow has been looted by
mutinous soldiers, according to news
Just received here. Following on the
troubles at Nankin and' elsewhere this
latost outbreak, has alarmed the for
eign interests who had hoped that at
last tho government was obtaining a
I Arm hold w tat situation.
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Former President Will Get at Least Thirty
of the Thirty-Six Delegates, Probably
Tho morning alter election, 1904, McCutchcn printed In the Chicago,
Tribune ono of his most famous cartoons, "The Mysterious Stranger." It
showed the long line of Republican States lining up with their, Roosevelt
returns; and up at the top of the column a slouch-batted, gawky, and'
sadly embarrassed outsider had arrayed himself. Everybody else was
looking at him. He was HI at ease, but very determined.
The mysterious stranger was Missouri, appearing In tho Electoral
College for the first time with a Republican commission.
This morning the same mysterious party wandered Into Roosevelt
headquarters and passed In credentials. He has lined up with the Roose-,
velt folks. He always liked their society, and Is traveling with them1
again this year. '
Altogether, It's rather a curious affair. For weeks Missouri has been,
as mysterious as barkest Africa. Every time there was a convention
there was a bolt, a spilt, and a positive announcement from the Taft
forces that they had controlled.
Missouri became the mystery of the campaign. Partly because of tha
fake contests which the Taft managers instituted at the beginning of
the fight In order to befog the situation, and partly because of the distor
tion and suppression of news about the State, nobody knew much of
what was really going on. So recently as yesterday, a dispatch came
out of St Louis, declaring that the Taft forces had captured St LoulSj
county by a huge majority, and that it insured their conrol of the State'
Missouri for Roosevelt.
"I Am An Optimist," Con
cludes Cincinnati Man, a
Caller At White House.
"I am an optimist."
Charles P. Taft, the brother of tho
President, thought It neccssaiy to con
clude with the above os an expression
of tho belief that the President would
r.urely be victorious in 'his contest
against Col. Theodore Roosevelt.
Asked wl.at he thought about the pos
sibility of a compromise candidate, the
Prosldenfu brother wrinkled his fore
head and shrugged his shoulders depre
catlngly. "1 don't know about any compromise
candidate," he said grimly. "I don't
believe there will be any. President
Taft will be nominated and re-elected."
With the exception of Mr. Taffs "op
timistic" declaration, thero seemed to be
nothing encouraging at the White
House today. There was no Cabinet
meeting. AVhen the time for that bi
weekly conference of state drew near'
It was learned that neither Postmaster
General Hitchcock, Secretary of the
Tr..inrv MarVeneh Secretary of the
Treasury Aiacveagn, aecremry oi ino
Navy Meyer, nor Secretary of Lorn-
mM.A on, I hni MntrAi wArn In vt.
dence. Secretary of Agriculture Wil
son, Attorney General Wickersham, and
Secretary of War Stlmson learned af jer ' f"
their arrival that the four others wereH
an out ui luwu.
Postmaster General Hitchcock was
particularly sought after by the news
naner men. who wanted to ask him
about the report that he is to resign
from the uauinel on Juiy i 10 mice a
J26.000 job in New York city. His fail
ure to make his appearance caused dis
appointment. Attorney General Wickersham, who
had occasion recently to deny a sim
ilar rumor as regarding his own res
ignation, suggested in Mr. Hitchcock's
behalf that lie was not to resign. He
eald it was simply another periodical
report In which various members of
the Cabinet were named from time to
Ono of the additional Interesting Inci
dents, also, was a visit, late yesterday
afternoon, of Senator Penrose of Penn
sylvania. Mr. Penrose Just came around
in nhnw two friends the arrangement
of the rooms at the Executive offices.
There was a decidedly uneasy feeling
at tho White House today about the
convention In Pennsylvania tomorrow.
The certainty that Mr. Taft would prac
tically walk off with all of the seventy
six delegates is all gone. No one Is pre
dicting anything definite.
' JaUieS W. COTCOTan
BuHed At Oak Hill
J Funerai ceremonies for James Wilson
I n n 1IaIv.. wAatAnf rt Wh.
. uorcoruu. u ,c,ut.v i ,,-..
ington, were held at his home, 1403 Thir
,Tne ! tleth street northwest, this afternoon.
Mr. Corcoran, who was sixty-seven
years old, was born In Washington, his
parents having been the late Thomas
and Emily Corcoran. He was a nephew
of William Corcoran, the founder of the
Corcoran Art Gallery.
Mr, Corcoran divided his time between
Washlntgon and Arkansas, where he
had a large cotton plantation. His wife
died several years ago. Interment waj
private in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Today came the real, telling', con
vincing facts. Missouri has sotio-foT--RooseveH'
"with a huge majority. Tb
former President will get at least thirty
of Its thirty-six delegates; he will prob
ably get thlrtK-four of them. Only ono
district, the Ninth, Is conceded to Taft;
only two are so far doubtful that thero
Is danger that the Taft contests will
be taken seriously at the national con
vention. Ordinarily, the Mlssourlans require to
be shown. This year they neither asked
to be shown nor consented to show
anybody else. The Roosevelt crowd
out there took matters into their
own hands. They asked no advlco
from national headquarters, vouchsafed
It no Information. They attended
strictly to their own knitting, and they
are some knitters.
Not till today did they come through
with the announcement of what they
had done. Then It came in the form of
a report, which even tho reactionary
press was compelled to carry, of how
St. Louis county had gone overwhelm
ingly for Roosevelt, assuring him the
State convention and at least thirty of
the thirty-six votes of the State at
As Emphatic As Illinois.
There will bo 1,141 delegates in the
Missouri State convention. Of those
considerably over 700 are for Roosevelt
and uncontested. The contests are all
by the Taft people, and when they ar
settled it will be found that Roosevelt
has about S50 of the 1,141 votes. The
outcome is really just as sweeping and
emphatic as that In Illinois. It places
the great doubtful State of Missouri In
the Roosevelt column. Roosevelt was
the first Republican who ever carried It
for President. It wants him again.
Mlasnurl'ii accession to thp Roosevelt
fcico will be followed tomorrow by tho
big lift In Pennsylvania. Already wash-
Iniftun Is full of storlei that Penrose.
r smnnt nnrt nthpr hossea h&va
decld(;rt to Aioa Taft if ne fans t0
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Senate met at 2 o'clock.,
District Committee falls to get quorum,
tho excise bill goes over, and Its pros
pects are Imperiled by tho delay.
Finance Committee continues sug.v
Senator Cummins will bring up the ques
tion of an appeal In the tobacco case
before Senate this afternoon.
Senate standing firmly against reduc
tion In cavalry regiments of army.
Interstate Commerce Committee further
considers corporation legislation.
House met at noon.
Sharp debate marked the passage of
the resolution appropriating addi
tional furfds for the committee. In
vestigating the Interior Depart
ment. The District Committee reported sev
eral District bills.
Congressman Norrla re-lntrpduced his
Presidential primary bill.
Debate was resumed on the Post
office appropriation bill in the
The Stanley Steel commlttoe was con
tinued. The Foreign Affairs Committee con
sidered tne Suliier bill to purchase.'
embassies abroad.
White House Callers.
Chamberlain, Ore. Sanders, Tenn.
Nye. Minn. Smith, Mich.
Dwlght, N. Y. Calder, N. Y.
French, Idaho.
Charles P, Taft
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