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THE WASHINGTON TIHES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 3, 19i2.
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IN BREWERY GRIME
Was Last Man Who Saw
. Arthur Webster
Cof,nued from First Pass.)
Manrufe turn on, the detectives assert
that the dreutnstanUal evidence Indi
cate! that Jett waa undoubtedly In the
boiler room when Webeter waa made
Aa to what knowledge ha had of the
affair or what part he played, If any,
will probably never be positively known,
aa Jett'a lips were forever aealed when
he ended his life laat Sunday night.
The detectlvea aav that It la not only
possible, but very likely, that eome one
else came In during tne time Jett waa
on duty alone. Examination of all wit
neaaea. Including the watchman, haa
failed, however, to develop the fact that
anyone eiae waa aeen about the place.
Wise, the night watchman, asserts that
he did not ate Webster at all In the
early morning prevloua to the time he
u supposed to nave been murdered.
Heat Chart Examined.
The temperature charta at the Na
tional Capital Brewery, when exam
ined 'tod,ay, allowing a conttnuoua
atory of the heat of the boilers, of the
brewery alnce September It, were
taken by Detectlvea Baur and Corn
wall today to be turned over to the
Central Qlflre for uae at the Inquest
Each of these charta ahow a de
crease In tamDerature between 3 and
4 o'clock In the morning. When thn
chart of September 17 waa examined
yeaterday and thla decrease. In heat
was found It was thought at once
mat suent ana unexpected evidence
had been found that a body was
shoved Into the combustion chamber
at that hour. But the other charts
shows similar degressions.
An Inquiry today revealed the fact
that It Is the practice of the firemen to
clean out ashes each morning before
chanrinr shifts, and that this Is done
at about 4 o'clock, or a little earlier.
Only Partially Reflected.
The temperature chart would not c
curateiy reect conations in any one
grate, at any rate. The temperature In
dicator Is connected with the smoke
stack, and therefore represents the
maximum lieat obtained from the four
boilers constantly In use. Any varia
tion la the temperature of a single unit
would be only partially reected by the
Two of the boilers are equipped with
automatic atocktrs. Two others now in
use are atoked by hand. In the former
there are no openlnga except Into the
a piu ana tne comDUsuon chamber,
the doo rto which la usually closed.
Under the handtoked boilers both
grsie ana asn pit aoors may be opened.
The combustion chamber of No. g was
opened today for fifteen minutes. A
drop of temperature waa Indicated at
first and then, to the surprise of the
detectives, the heat rose rapidly on the
indicator while the door remained open,
.. Disproves Heat Theory.
The Increase in heat waa undoubtedly
due to increased combustion In the
other boilers. This demonstration
knocked the plna from under the faith
hitherto displayed In the variations
shown on the charts.
The statoment that these charts, or
the chart of September 17, do not show
venations is unrounded. The varia
tions are there, but, apparently bear no
cluo to any phase of the cremation of
a human being.
Central office detectlvea Intended to
stay on the Job today until every scrap
of evidence obtainable at the brewery
could be collected. The Inquest will be
held tomorrow, and all available evi
dence Is desired at that time.
The chief engineer at the brewery,
who examined the chart with the de
tectives afterward made a test to de
termine If opening the combustion
chamber door would be recorded on the
Card chart. He found that It would not
The heat chart is a revolving paper
disc, which Is lined so as to record
the temperature of the furnaces from
l a. m. to ll'tt a. m. the following
day. A new chart la used each day.
it is dated and filed away tor refer
ence. On the ohart Is made a line by the
needle of ah automatic recording de
vice. This needle makes a line showing
.the exact decree of neat In the furn
According to the engineer at the
brewery, there Is always a variation of
from one to five degreea, aa It Is im
possible for the fireman to keep the
heat at uniform even temperature. ,
When the bones were removed from
the furnace Tuesday night the door
of the combustion' chamber was open
for nearly an hour. The chart for
that time shows no more than the
usual variation. . ,
Thn engineers and others employed at
the brxwerv say that no appreciable
record Is made on the heat chart unless
the flues are blown out. the nres get
low or the front door of tho furnaces
opened, so that the draft Is affected.
Want Chamber Cleaned.
The tire under No. t boiler, in the com.
bustton chamber of which Webster's
bones were found, could not be drawn
yesterday, as officials of the brewery
said this would heoessttate the shutting
down of the entire plant The de
tectives, however, are anxious to have
the combustion chamber entirely clean
ed out in the hope of finding what may
remain of a gold ring, a pocket knife,
a bunch of keys and some money In
silver, which It Is known Webster had
In his pocket. . The ring and money
probably have melted, the detectives be
lieve, but they do not think the keys
and knife have entirely dlalntegrated.
and If they can be found will prove the
nn.i.ilnk In positively establishing the
Identity of the bones. The police, how
ever, assert that there is practically no
question but that the bones are those
As to what part Jett may have had
In the case the detectives believe will
never be known From circumstances
leading up to Webster's disappearance
and cremation In the furnace they be
lieve he and Jett had trouble on the
morning In question. That there had
been bad feeling between the two men
the detectives say has been fully es
tablished. Seated In the parlor of his little home
at 1241 C street southeast, Charles Web
ster, the gray-headed father of the miss
ing man, told In detail today the cir
cumstances that, led him to believe his
son had been murdered.
"I aaw Arthur the laat time Septem
ber 15. He was working during the day
at the automobile shop of Bryan
Brlggs, near Eleventh and A streets
northeast I had taken my little son
to Lincoln Park and while we were
altttng there the little fellow saw Ar
thur crossing the park and ran to him.
"Arthur .called to George, my little
boy, and waved to me. That waa the
last I aaw of him.
"Tuesday afternoon one of his children
came to my house. I asked it Arthur
was at home. I waa told that he had
not been home since 2 o'clock Tuesday
morning. I Immediately went over to
aee my daughter, and while we thought
It queer, we felt sure Arthur would turn
up all right
t Left Home at Midnight.
"She told me that he had come home
about midnight Monday night and after
eating something had said that he
thought he would go down to the
brewery before going to bed. She told
him that he had better go to bed or
he would not feel like working the next
day. But he Insisted and told her he
would be gone only a short time.
"My daughter aaked me If I knew
that he bad had trouble with Jett I
said 'no.' Then she told me that they
had had a right and that Arthur had
knocked Jett down. They afterwards
made up. But Jett had a violent tem
per ana a inougat ot mis at tne lime.
"The next day I advised my daughter
to go to the Fifth precinct and tell the
officers about the case.
"Later they told us that they had a
report on the case."
Mr. Webster waa distinctly displeased
with the attitude of the police at the
Fifth precinct station.
For Officer Kenney. however, he ex
pressed admiration aa he promised
Webster ho would do all he could on
Suspected Something. Wrong.
"Friday we became worried. I sus
pected something wrong. My daughter
was worried most to death. I came
home from work and was hungry. I
told her, when she-came over it's just
back of us where they lived that as
soon as I hsd'roy aupper I would go
down to, the brewery with her and ask
f anvone there had seen Arthur. She
misunderstood me, however, and while
1 ws eating went there herself.
"She saw Magnum, who denied that
he had seen Webster there.
"When I went over to the house to
accompany her I found that she had
already made the trip.
Taiav t mnt Uinium. T aaked him
If he bad seen anything of Arthur, tie
grinned In a way that made me mad,
Bnd ssld that he had not. I became)
convinced then that he knew something
he wouia not ten. ,
"Magnum told me that he had looked
all around the Eleventh street ' boat
house and could find nothing. He told
my daughter he had been looking In
Eighth stre'et pool rooms. He didn't tell
us the same story.
Says Son Waa Generous.
'"My son seemed to have been In
fatuated with this man. They .went
hunting together and did everything
else. Both of them had shot guns of
the ssme bore. My son had aome ex
tra money, due to the fact that he
worked days' besides at night and he
bought shells for both of them to use.
He was always that way, liberal and
log after Jett and Webster had the
hla brothers, with all
rlends and his old parents, too.
la friends and his old nan
''Magnum came on late in the morn
the automobile shop, thought Webster I family was going to Spottsylranla Court
neuso i or two aaya, tne lima ooy to-
must have had about. In hla pocket
aiter ne naa given nis wire
temoerature as maintained in the corn-
quarrel I think they had, and he must
Know someming aooui conauions in u
furnace room that he has not told,
I "Then Officer Kenney met me one
day and said that Jett denied knowing
anything about' the case, and suggested
tltttt about the only thing left for me
to do was to taiic to mm.
'My Cod, officer,' t said, 'It there la
anything you can do to let me see Jett
Jett Denied Everything.
"Sl when both men were off duty,
Kenney came with ejtt Jett sat down.
I talked plain to htm. He denied every
thing. I pleaded with him to tell ua
anything he might know about the dis
appearance of my boy. He at first re
plied each time that he knew nothing
about the matter. Then 1 told him
that the disappearance of thla man waa
killing his mother, was killing me, and
was leaving a wife and three, little
children without support Then he be
gan to merely nod when I aaked ques
tions. The whites of his eyes got red,
and while I looked him straight In the
face he looked across the room After
while he got up and bowed.
"I don't want to do anyone an In-
Justice, but I am convinced that if I
isd asked the officer to lock Jett up
after our conversation that there would
have been a confession Instead of a
"Before he left X told him that De
tective Boerdman had his men at work
on the case, and that he had told me
he could probably give some definite
information on the case within a day
"Jett left without
bowlnsr. He never
about the case so far as I know.
Told Another Story.
"But the same men who told my
son's wife and I that they had not
seen Arthur at the brewery told an
other story to the officers; they ad
mitted he had been there."
Mr. Webster Is a man of remarkable
self-control. He discusses the case
without a tremor In his voice except
when he recalls the generosity of his
son and his loyalty at ail tlmess to
his family. These memories start the
He Is desperately In earnest about
the present case and asserts that there
will be no single stone leit uniurnea
In And out what became of his son
and who was responsible for bis death.
Had io on Person.
Webster Is presumed to have had
about 120 on his person when he disap
peared. He received $12.40 at the Navy
Yard on the laat pay day, and of this
aum he gave his wife tio. On the previ
ous Saturday Brlggs and Bryan had
Slven him a cheek for 120 for extra work
one at the automobile shop. He gave
15 of this to his wife also.
Some of the money was In coin and
the remainder In bills.
Mr. Bryan, one of his employers at
bustlon chamber of the bis furnace.
Bo heavv ,1a It however, that It would
undoubtedly cling to the lower ashes'
In the chamber. A gold ling was the
only piece ef jewelry that Webster
fore, so far aa known,
"h for both metals wilt be made
In the ashee as soon aa the furnace
cools enough to permit complete 'exam
Smilingly Pose for
A pathetlo little aapup formed on the
front eteps of the Webater home, on C
street, today. Three children, two
bright little girls of sis and five, and a
alxteen months' old boy baby, all
charmed with, the idea of having their
pictures taken, posed willingly, but
their smiling faces were Utile like the
faces of their grandfather and mother,
who were an too appreciative 'of the
tragedy at the brewery had brought to
them. Mrs. Webster was warm In her
words of thanks to the newspapers for
their efforts In clearing up the murder.
"Of course," she saldV listlessly, "thore
was really nothing we could have done,
and the te.-rijle uncertainty of never
Miuwins wiimi occame ox my nusDana
would have been unbearable. But. you
must remembenthere are three father
less babies left to care tor."
on tne night of September 17 she
nocently cried l
run,, the house during the succeeding! "Hurrah, we're going to the country.",
week. I None of the Jett family had returned
silver money would melt under suen i ey late this afternoon from Virginia,
wnere tne ooay or tne suiciae was in
terred yesterday. The family may come
back this evening or possibly early to
morrow morning In time. for Mrs. Jett
10 lane tne stana in tne inquest, wmen
will ber held In the morning -at the Dis
trict Morgue. '
The residence of Jett at ta Florence
street northeast waa closed today, and
the silent bouse, with all blinds drawn
and ahuttera closed, continued the ob-
ieot of curiosity of the neighborhood,
'arsons standing near the building in
which Jett killed himself spoke today
with lowered voices of the tragedy.
Tells of Effects
, 'Of Heat Changes
Frank Vermillion, boiler inspector foe
the District found the depression In the
temperature chart of September 17 yes
terday while at the National Capital
Brewing Company on other business.
He believed on first examination that
the chart had a direct bearing uoon the
death of Webster.
mere are oniy two tninga to causa
a lowering of temperature, a low Are
or the opening of the door to the com
bustion chamber. The automatic stoker
boiler does not afford a front opening
directly to the fire. Had the variation
In the chart of September 17 resulted
from lower lire the change would have
been gradual. The variation ahown
moved down and up quickly." '
Men familiar 'with the plan of boiler
No. I are amased that a man weighing
200 pounds could have been ahoved Into
the combustion chamber. The opening
la only sixteen Inches square .and the
brick wall Is nearly two feet high? To
puah a limp 209-pound body through
auch an opening would require great
strength and some little time.
If any one ahoved Webster Into this
chamber he did not necessarily suffer
discomfort from the temperature him
self. The' flsmes and gas. from the
grate flew undei the boiler to the com
bustion chamber, then back through the
tubular boiler, and, changing their
course again, flew over the top of the
boiler to the rear end a second time.
The rush of flames through the tubes
creates a heaw draft, and when the
combustion chamber door Is opened It
tends to draw, air and light objects in
rather than throwing out much heat A
aheet of writing paper or a heavier ob
ject -vanishes with the draft If placed
In the open door of the chamber.
OPEN 8 A. M. - CLOSE V P. M.
of his. danger. "When he didn't come
her husband to kn awav r'mm
urged by some feminine Intuition
back home I almost knew that some'
inmg "nois naa nsppenea to him,'
she said. "It waa no wild conclusion,
formed by ray own ideas, but just a ter.
rlble feeling of Impending danger. It
seemed to have been brewing for a
long time, and I felt when he left the
house that the time had come when hie
troubles with Jett would be settled -one
way or another.1' Pale and worn, she
bravely answered every 'Question, and
time and again sent her word of thanks
to the press. '
Dead Man's Love for
Drink Only Thing That
Worried His Home Folks
"It ' was the drink," declared Mrs.
Charlea Webater. mother of h man
J .who is bolleved to have been -murdered.
ir ne naa not been drinking he would
never have gone to the brewery, he
would not have associated with those
men, and instead would have been safe.
, ; ly at home with hla family,
speaking, merely "I talked to him and plead with him
said another word for years to leave It alone but that was
his one falling, my poor boy.'
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Webster waa DauTonatnlv Inn A nt hl
own children and when he first failed
Jo return home his wife found In his
love for the children her chlefest con
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She regarded it aa Impossible that he
would desert his children.
Arthur Webster's mother, while be
moaning the fact that her son drank.
.Interposed with motherly care the as
sertion inai ne always looaea alter nis
family and provided well for them.
Webater went to the Spanish-American
war when he was only seventeen
eara old. He had the consent of his
parents. Previously he had told them
that he would'run away If they did not
give their consent So they gave In.
He was In Cuba for thirteen -months.
Three children were born after his
marriage a few years after the close
of the Spanlsh-Amelcan war. The
youngest of these children is now six
teen months old.
Charlea Webster, the elder, has a
photograph of Arthur when he was a
year and a half old. He swears that
the picture and his youngest grandson
are images or one anotner.
Lentio It. Jett'a step-son. Charley Oey
ser, sged seven years, dole not compre
hend nor understand the tragedy which
has engulfed his family. When hla
mother told the child that all the Jett
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