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Fczjr Tonight. Friday
Last Edition
KQMBEB 7501.
Yesterday's Circulation, 44,605.
Elghtef- Pages
Hie iteft
Trains on Great Falls Elec
tric Line Come To -gether
In Fog.
Motorman Who Stuck to Post
Hurled Through Car Both
Trains Were Empty.
Two railroad men wero injured,
one car was totally demolished and
another considerably damaged, In a
collision between two trains on the
Great Falls and Old Dominion elec
tric line at Vanderwerken Station,
Va., shortly after 6 o'clock this
The Injured men are Motorman
need and Conductor MHarry C. Mc
Clanahan, ot through train No. 15,
which crashed into train No. 8, stand
ing at the. Vonderworken cross-over.
Their Injuries are not serious. Both
were able to ride Into Washington
Both Trains Were Empty.
.By rare fortune both trains were
empty at the time of the craah. Any
one on train No. 8 would most certainly
have been killed, or at least seriously
Injured. This train, a single car. was
entirely demolished and left a tangled
heap of scrap upon the track. Motor
man Kerns and his conductor were both
oft the car when the crash came. The
bis: controller on the car was hurled
through' the rear end.
Trafflo over the road was not serious
ly hampered. The wreck was on the
outbound track, and servlco was kept
up by operating the single t track be
tween Cherrydale'atHrMcLean staUons
n either side of Vanderwerken. where
cross-overs have been placed.
A limited Investigation by company
official's has failed to determine the
cause of the crash, but It Is believed to
have been due to the failure ot the
brakes1 on train IS to hold. Motorman
Reed had a hundred yards or more of
clear track ahead of him before he
came upon train No. 8. He has been
on the Great Falls division of the road
for three years. There was a Blight fog
In the Virginia highlands this morning,
and heavy dew usually makes tho
tracks sllpperv In the early morning
hours. Company officials are of the
opinion that Reed threw his emergency
brakes on so hard that the wheels
locked and skidded along the track with
almost unabated speed.
Hurled Length of Car.
He stuck to the brakes to the last,
and when the crash came was hurled
the enUre length of his car. His arm
and back were bruised and wrenched,
and one leg badly hurt. Ho was able to
walk away. Conductor McLanahan
suffered similar Injuries. Superficial ex
amination failed to reveal any Internal
Motorman J. Mateer, of train No. 8, had
the brakes set on his car and was
changing the trolley at the time of the
colllson Conductor E. C. Kerns was also
off the car, standing at the switch, which
he hod just trown for tialn No. 8, to
pull out on to the city bound track for
a trip Into Washington. Tain No. 8,
Is a "tripper" making the short run
from Vanderwerken Into Washington.
It goes out early In the morning and
brings In the earl morning commute
In the one-fare zone. It crosses from
the outbound tu tue inbuunu track oer
the switch just past the station plat
form. It was standing at this switch
ready ta start for town. Train No. 15
Is a through train from Wuahlngton to
Great Tails, but there were no pas
lefigers aboard on this trip due to the
early hour. Train 8 was the lighter
tar, and the big through car climbed
Upon and telescoped It completely.
It will be a total loss. The front plat-
form of train 15 was demolished, and
I was knocked from the trucks. The
damage to this car Is estimated at uoo.
A new car of the train 8 type coats
The position of tho two cars after the
crash shows clearly that the brakes
were set on the standing car, for the
forward truck of this car held and
nnally stopped the rush of the heavier
car after It had climbed through most
Of No. 8.
Refuses to Approach Wreck.
Officials ot the Great Falls and Old
Dominion, and the Old Dominion and
Washington Hallway Company, the con
trolling company, are holding back all
Information as to the wreck They
maintain that they do not know the
names of the car crews and very little
else about the Wreck. When told
(hat there was a wreck they ad
mitted It, but didn't know anything
about It.
There was some confusion on the road
following the wreck this morning. One
Short end train sent out from Washing
ion stopped at Cherrydalo for orders.
An official of the load told the crew to
proceed. The crew was relucmtant to
Fppronch the wreck or moe west on
lie east-bound track, and refused to do
lo without orders from the dispatcher.
Fair, warmer tonight. rrtdaj unset-
8 a. m 5! 8 a. m.... M
( a, m 55 9 n. m 63
10 a- T. 59 10 H. m 60
S noon VI 12 noon 1i
1 p. m 70 1 p. m 78
$ p. m. ,.... 71 2 p. rn so
Wants Facts on Utilities
Combine Held From
District Official Issues Statement
Setting Forth List of Pertinent
a With a view of bringing to the
publlo information which It has not
yet boon ablo to obtain, Engineer
Commissioner Judson, in a state
ment Issued today, addresses a num
ber ot questions to the incorpora
tors and stockholders ot the Mary
land and Virginia Railroad Com
pany, the purpose ot which la re
ported to be the absorption of the
public utilities.
Commissioner's Statement.
The Engineer Commissioner desires
to know who are the prime movers In
the corporation, what "Inside Infor
mation" they had In regard to the ad
vance in the stock of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company, and
whether through their operations they
have not made large sums ot money
during the last year Incident to the
advance In this stock. He also asks
whether they desire the passageof the
public utility bill.
The following Is the Commissioner's
"Referring to the various and sundry
explanations that have been pubUshed
as to the motives and DurDoses of those
behind the great new JJO.000,000 or I60,
000,000 ,or tCo,UW,OOU orporation that la
operating In the securities ot one or
more ot pur public uUlttlcs, one reaule
stands .out, and perhaps one moUve' la
itiAt-Ahv revealed.
"nitiHti rx-tobsr 1. 1111. and Bentem-Llhe
bar L 1SU, during a period ot elsveaJUwilhr'a-wTstful sigh. trr-rrir'whr
months, toe common oi me nun'
lraton Railway and Electric Company
advanced from loss than 40 to more
than 90. The Maryland-Virginia Rail
way Company was Incorporated In No
vember. 1911. and doubtless Its opera
tions were anticipated a month earlier,
when the stock movement began. Borne
persons have made large actual or paper
profits during the past year.
"With thla preliminary, I would like
to add certain questions to those asked
by one of our newspapers In a recent
"Who were the prime movers In the
organisation of the Maryland-Virginia
Inside Information.
"Did they not get Into that company
'on the ground Moor,' paying about 15
tor stock of a par value of 1007
"Did they not have Inside Information
In advance of other stockholders of tho
Washington Railway and Electric Com
pany that there would naturally be an
acUve movement upward of the stocks
of that company due to Durchasea of
stock, by the Maryland-Virginia Com
pany, and due to a prospective Increase
in the dividends of the common stf-ck
ot the Washington Railway and Electric
"Were not those who had this tnstdo
Information practically Identical with
the prime movers In conceiving and or
ganizing the Maryland-Virginia Com
pany? "Have not these gentlemen made large
sums of money through their operations
during the Dast year. Incident to the
advance In quotations of the Washing
ton ftallwAV and Hlnntrt.. nnmmnu'.
"Have anv lnerementtt tn lt rnnltul
been made available for extensions of
its lines oy tno Washington Railway
and Electric Company?
"Have not most Increments thus far
been confined to the capital of the gen
tlemen Interested In promoting the
Maryland-Virginia company?
"la it or Is It not proposed that some
time hereafter the stock ot the Maryland-Virginia
company, purchased by
Insiders at around 15, shall pay divi
dends? Who Gives Money.
"If so, where, If not from the public.
Is the money coming from to pay such
"What extensions of the Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company
have jet been authorized by Congress.
una wnui extensions can oe nuiit
without such authorization?
' Would It not be reasonable to sud-
pose that Congress, when authorizing
cAicueiuna, wouia, on proper repre
sentation, authorize the sale of se
curities to secure the funds for auch
'Would not a publlo utilities com
mission be empowered, If the Senate
till becomes law, to authorlzn the sale
of ponds for proper purposes?
Did tho Dromotera at thft Mnrvlnnri.
Virginia Company desire the passage of
the publlo utilities bill? Have any of
sum promoters, lor the purpose of re
tard'ng the Dassaae of anfri hilt. h.M
that there were 'jokers' in It? And what
uro buiu joKersc was not tne real and
rlyt.V.0.V.er' Ulelr clalm of 'Jokers' In
the bill? "
In a former statement Issued by Com
missioner Judson, he said that he, so
far as a Commissioner can go In repre
senting the public, would protest against
tho accomplishment, "practically in se
crecy and without the knowledge ot the
public." such a violent change in the
status ot our public utilities as that re
ported to be proposed by the Maryland
and Virginia Railroad Company.
Man Jerked From Train
Into Creek and Drowned
OL.EAN, N. Y Oct. S.-Whlle stand,
lng on the rear of a Shawnut passen
ger train coming Into the city last
nigm, j. w. .iuy, imy-iwu, m uin city,
waa jerked from the rear platform of
the last coach and fell fifty feet Into
Olean creek and was drowned.
The current Is swift at this point and
attempts made so far today to recover
the bory have failed.
Pretty Twenty-Year-Old Miss
From Maryland Gas
Identified as Georgia Andre by
Note Left to Her
Miss Oeorglo Andre, a pretty girl
of scarcely twenty years, committed
suicide early thla morning, in a room
at S27 K street northwest, which she
hod occupied since Sunday night
Her body was found In the gas-
tilled room at 11 o'clock. The door
was forocd by Policeman Hicks, of
the Second precinct.
Miss Andre left two notes, one ad
dressed to Mrs. L. J Andre, her
mother, at Camp Springs, Md. This
note, with another, Is being held by
the police until Coroner Novltt
makes the necessary investigation.
Life Had Been a Struggle.
In neither ot the notes does Mlsa An
dre give any reason for the act, except
that she waa Ured ot life. According
to the story she told Mrs. Annie Den
mlng, life had been unkind and a hard
struggle. 8he said that she had a mar
ried sister living In northeast Wash
ington, but the name and address of
this sister Is not known to the Dollce
Mlsa Andre was alven a room at tha
Damming home Sunday night for a
week. It was nearly midnight when she
passed on the street In a chill drlxxle,
dressed in light clothing with low neck
and short sleeves. Mrs. Demmlng told
her that there waa a room for rent In
house, and stated the nrlce.
was small and did not appear to be over
sixteen years to airs, uemming, saia
that She could not pay that much, and
started on. Mrs. Demmlng stopped her
and told her that she might have the
room for a week. She arose early Mon
day morning, but the following evening,
according to Mrs. Dcmmlng's story, re
turned late with a man in an auto
mobile. She did not go out the fol
lowing day, but was out last evening,
returnlag about midnight.
Police Are Called.
When she failed to arise this morning
Mrs. Demmlng told her maid to
awaken the girl. She could not be
awakened and the police were called.
Policeman Hicks forced the door. Miss
Andre was In bed In a gaa filled room.
The door and only window had been
closed and locked and gas wus lUll
pouring from an open jet.
The Emergency Hospital ambulance
waa summoned, but It waa no use. The
ambulance surgeon said that the young
girl had been dead alnce early morning.
She had few iffecta, consisting of a
small number ot articles ot old and
well-worn clothing. They, with tho
two notes, are being held by the police
until the Coroner takes action. The po
lice say that it la a clear case of sui
cide and they are making no Investiga
tion. Miss Andre told Mrs. Demmlng that
her father was dead, but that she had
left a smaller sister and a nephew at
home with her aged mother. She said
that she had just come to Washington
from her country home. Letters for
warded to her had come through sev
eral city addresses.
Virginian Tells Editor He Is No
More Afraid of Old Coward
Than. Young One.
RICHMOND, Va , Oct. 3. "I am devil
ish glad of It," said John Armstrong
Chaloner today when told of a report
that Col Henry Watterson had chal
lenged him to a duel as a result of a
letter Chaloner recently wrote him De
cause of an editorial attack made on
him by the Louisville editor, "nut I
don't propose to accept It," he added,
"because duelling Is against the lav
In this country and Is ridiculous."
Chaloner elaborated his views tn a
lengthy statement in which he let It
bo known that he was no more "afraid
of an old coward than a young coward."
He closed thus; "Colonel Watteraon's
cdltorlnl waa utterly unprovoked on my
part, untrue, and Insulting" Chaloner
will reaa nis icuer iu tv unci sun ai
a public moettng tonight. He Bays It
will prove decidedly Interesting reading,
Former Heavyweight Champion
Will Soon Be Out of Danger
If Improvement Continues.
TiiTT.AnEL.PHIA. Oct. 3 James X
Corbett, former heavyweight champion
nmriiiat. who was onerated on for ar-
pendlcttis Tuesday night, continued to
gam loaay.
Phjslclans at the Jefferson Hospital
said the patient passed a good night,
and that If the present Improvement
kept up he would be out of danger in a
few days.
Believed To Hare Beta Murdered.
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Expected That Governments
Will Act Independently
On Loans for War.
PAIU8, Oct. 3. An Important con
ference of representatives of the powers
on the Balkan sltuaUon was held at the
re'gn office today, presided over by
M. Polncare, the French foreign min
ister. It was attended by the envoys
of England, Germany, Austria, Russia.
Bulgaria, Greece, Servla, and Monte
negro. The conference Is reported to
have dealt principally with the financial
phase of the situation by which the
powers, with the possible exception of
Austria, will act Independenly In re
fusing War loans.
Afterward M. Standoff, Bulgarian
minister to France, declared that his
government has been and still is work
r peace.
"My home government is fully In ac-
ord with the European powers which
are seeking tn prevent a Balkan war,"
said M. Btancloff. "We must be on the
however, la view of the mil
itary activities ot Turkey, it is true
that the liuiganan army is Deing nioD
lllsed, but this It a precautionary
measure. It is not to be interpreted as
an aggressive act toward Turkey or
anv uther nower.
"The powerful continental nations
have tacitly agreed that If war should
come It must not be a conflict for ter
ritorial acquisition This ot course Is
to prevent the embroilment ot any
European power.
"The Bulgarian goernment as well
as the governments of other of the
near-eastern powers, have insisted that
Turkey crr out the terms of the Ber-
lln convention of the Balkan reforma.
Turkey has hesitated to the point where
her action musi oe inierpreieu as nui
refusal. These reforms are recognised
as lust, and unless they are brought
about there will alwaa be unrest In
alkan territory I bellve that the
hancellorUs of Europe realise
that affairs must be brought to a head,
but If Turkey can be Influenced by
peaceful measures Instead of by war, I
am sure that the satisfaction felt by
the Balkan governments will be as
great as tnai ten uy me governmenu
of Europe."
Austrian Minister To Abyssinia
Slays Dressmaker He Loved,
Because of Objections.
BERLIN, Oct. 3 Baron an Reden,
Austrian minister to Abyssinia, shot
and killed Trauleln Plersche, a dress
maker, with whom he was In love, then
killed hlmcelf at Lemberg today, accord,
lng to a telegram received from there.
The tragedy grew out of objections ot
Baron von Reden's family to his pro
posed marriage to the woman, who waa
considered beneath his station.
The baron was forty-seven years old
the woman thirteen years hi Junior.
M. P. Falls on Head.
DUBLIN, October J.-John Dillon. M.
P., one of the leaders of the Irish Na
tionalist party, was thrown from a dog
cart while driving to Swlnford today
and badly Injured. Mr. Dillon alighted
on his head and received painful and
severe contusions.
Photo by O.
Widow, Father, and Children of Murdered Man.
Boiler Room Helper Was Last Man Known
to Have Seen Arthur Webster
Michael J. Barrett, the last man who saw Arthur A. Webster alive, who
left Webster with. Lontle L. Jett in the furnace room ot the National Capital
Brewery plant on the day ho Is believed to have been murdered, who says
he saw Webster's body huddled up behind the furnaces, who was an eye
witness of tho fist fight between Webster and Jett lost spring, and who
was Webster's most intimate friend, was locked up In the station house of
precinct No. 1 today.
He Is held by the police as the
taken before the inquest tomorrow.
subjected to a long lino of questioning by the police.
Th nollee are comnletelv baffled by ater alttlng on a box behind No. ( boil
nnw Information rained todav regard
lng the temperature charts of the boil
ers of tho National Capital Brewing
mi. -- Wj.b Aw, .n. Ihi1I..I. at what
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Webster, was placed In the combustion
chamber ot boiler No. . They show a
slight falling off In heat each day about
I o'clock In the morning.
The last search of the ashes In th
combustion chamber was made late
this afternoon In an attempt to Ond
melted silver, gold, steel, or glass, the
discovery of which would tend to cor
roborate the almost positive conviction
of the police that the bones found were
from the body of Arthur Webster. The
missing man had silver money, a gold
ilntr. a bunch of keys, and a whisky
bottle on his person when last seen.
Officers Baur and Cornwall, ot the
Central Office, spent moat of the day
at the brewery, making a teat of the
effects of an open door on slack tun
pura.ture and prepurlhic to sift tne asne4
tu bo drawn from that compartment.
Barrett Held As Witness.
Barrett was questioned tnls morning
by luspector Boardman and Central
Office Detectives Cornwell and liaui
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Barrett stuck to his original story that
h hurt .nuiilH uu.nn llin-M ulin hrt .
was brought tu neauituururs lemuivuy
aim tne uay Deiore.
Barrett was tuaen In cuatody by Dc
tectlvo Cornwell at his home, lib H
TOllvo ,uiiiwoii ui in. uuure, iwu ill
irt .ouihvt.it. ia nad hoB.i on Juiv
at the brewery all night, and attur ills
examination at heaauuartera he was
locked up In the wltn.ss room at tne ' the conditions in tne ooi.er room wnen
fa,'d?vh0U,",, aoheco WiwP during .h wen ton duty. Mangum Is aa Id to
the day. .... . .. .have stated that there was nothing
Barrett Bays ne Deneves jett ana
r w ! S VL, n h
were talking In loud tones, but because
of the nose In ' he room, "and th, T fact
that he had hla duties to perform, he
t,om inn., uttantlnn in them, and ma
paid little attention to them, and did
not hear what they said. He emphat
ically denies that there was any alter
cation between the two men during the
time he was on duty.
Ttmratlna' the sterv he first told. Bar.
I rett again explained bow be left Web-
Htld As Important Witness In Brewery Mystery.
rhoto by Harris Ewlnc
most Important witness, and will be
Before being locked up Barrett was
er, riKni dcqiuc in? ooor to me comDus
tlon chamber, from which the bones,
believed to be those of Webster, were
ramfit a. Tua..u nlahl Ta.. ... m..w4.
was In front of the boiler, lie repeated
again how the men had been drinking
and In his opinion Webster waa under
tne innuence or liquor.
Important Testimony,
The most Important part of Barrett's
testimony, the police assert, la the
statement he claims he heard Webster
make Just before Webster entered the'jand his second was $50,000, November 2.
boiler room about 2 o'clock In the morn
lng. He sfta he heard Webster tell
Jttt that he had a "good mind to hit
him and pay (to for It."
Barrett was the man who separated
Jett and Webster when thoy had a fist
fight in front of the brewery last spring.
He also says he knows that there was
111 feeling between the two men..
In spite of any theories that may hae
been adva ncod to the- contrary, the de
tectives assert that they believe Web
ster was killed and thla body thrown
Into the furnace after Barrett left the
brewery at 4 30 o'clock. Thoy are con
vinced Barrett Is telling the straight
At the Insistent request of Charles
Webster, father of the murdered man,
Andrew Mangum, who was a friend of
Arthur Webster and who relieved Iden
tic Jett In the holler room at & o'clock
tie jett In the boiler room at 8 o ciock
on the morning Webster Is supposed to
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have been cremated will probably be
summoned as one of the witnesses at
the Inquest tomorrow.
Will Question Mangum.
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thla afternoon, and ascertain from him I
about the room to arouse hla ausplclons,
m Je did not mention to him that
WAster had been there during the
n'"hi ",, "'K ",ahld Jl"? ,V?M
'h" te,.:1.. joactlSSs
there was homing uDout Jctts actions
to Indicate that theye had been any
thing wrong.
Convinced that Webster was killed
and his bodv put In the furnace between
the time Barrett went oft duty and
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
$50,000 CIFT
Financier Tells Clapp Com
mittee About 1904 Con
tribution. ,,
Judge Deuell Drags Secretary of
Navy Meyer Into Senate'
J. Plerpont Morgan today told th
Clapp committee Investigating cam
paign funds, that he gave 150,000 to
the so-called Harrlman fond In 1904,
and that in doing so he understood
that it was being raised, not for tha
use of the national committee, but
for the New Tork State fight
In this statement he coincided with
the testimony- given yesterday by
George R. Sheldon, treasurer of the
Republican committee In 1908, who
said positively that the Harrlman
fund was raised for uso in the State
Mr. Morgan appeared when the
session opened today, and waa on
the stand about an hour and a half.
His manner was that of complete
frankness, and when he couldn't re
member exact answers to questions
asked, he repeatedly explained in
apologetic tones that he couldn't re
member details of affairs so long
Banker Draws Crowd.
The famous financier's appearance
drev a full houae, the big commute
room being crowded and a good many
people refused admittance. He looked
remarkably vigorous and strong for a
man of his age he will be seventy-six
next April-and his manner and nctlona
fully bore out the Impression created
by his straight, acUve ngure, his light
stec sauare shoulders and the easy,
powerful swing with which he moved
about. He assured the committee ot his
anxiety to help It In any way possible;
and when he had concluded his testi
mony he ahook hand all round with
the committee members, and observed,
laughingly, to Chairman Clapp:
"I ought to be paid my expenses ior
thla trip."
"Oh.. you will bi," replied the chair
man, laughing. In turn.
The crowd In the committee room,
which waa preslng about watching
-very move of the famous man of Ms
affairs, Joined In the amusement
Passes Up Voucher.
But Mr. Morgan didn't get the vouch
er. He said he didn't need It He
would have been entitled to about Us.
but the Senate contingent fund savaa
the amount.
Early In his examination Mr. Morgan
waa aaked about the story told by
Charles Edward Russell, Socialist can
didate for governor of New Tork, that
Colonel Roosevelt telephoned to Mr.
Morgan, asked him (or a special con
tribution, and that Mr. Morgan grum
bllngly gave ISO.OOO as his part In tha
Harrlman fund, so-called.
Mr. Mprgan declared the story waa
"absolutely made out ot whole cloth."
He told the committee that he gave,
first, 1100,000, and afterward added fSO.OOO
to It; the first contribution being to the
national campaign, and the second being;
given through the national committee,
but with the understanding that it waa
Intended for use in the New Tork State
His first contribution amounted to
1100,000, and was made October 24, lSOt,
Both sums were given In cash and went
to Mr. Bliss
Vague As To Harrlman.
Mr. Morgan's memory was rather
vague as to tho Harrlman fund. He
said he had attended the conference at
which Mr. Bliss and Mr. Odell were
present and also othera. The JM.000
was given to the national committee,
ut he had the Impression It found Ha
way Into the State campaign.
An Important statement of Mr. Mor
gan was that while he had talked with
Mr. Harrlman and many others. Includ
ing big business men, about the 1904
campaign, there was no concert of
action so far as he knew among busi
ness Interests.
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rOOm llvf
arrived at the committee
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was accompanied by hla aon-ln-law and
daughter, Herbert L Satterlee and Mrs.
I Hamilton. The Capitol policeman at the
I dnor with n Inn how
ooor. wnn a low dow
low bow, asked Morgan
Into the committees private room,
Senator Clapp greeted the party with a
han(1,hake Bml a mlld 8mlle Tne door
, g whe h nnanc,er
.,..',....,. ,.
and the Senator had a private confab.
Morgan wore his familiar square
black stiff hat, a light overcoat, and
carried a cane.
The committee came In with Morgan
at 10.03. The banker took a seat at
the aide of the room with hla compan
ions until he was called to the stand.
Morgan glanced around the crowded
room nervously. He evinced some an
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