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Jett, a fireman at the brewery, and the last person with whom Webster was seen ,, alive, by the examination of wit guesses at the inquest at the District morgue today, the police obtained In formation which may have an Im portant bearing upon tho case. Central Office Detectives Bauer and CornVell 'learned today that, several hours before Jett ended his life at his home last Sunday night,, he was at the brewery and had a revolver in iTil8VjP0Bfl6silon7';:"" '" i " Helper Saw Pistol. The revolver was seen protruding from till pocket by a helper by the name of Murray. Murray thought It was a bottle nnd taking hold of It was surprised to And that It was a revolver. "What are you going to do with thatT" he asked Jett." "Oh, I Just thought I would put It In my pocket," Jett replied. "It belongs to a friend of mine." Just prior to this occurrence, Web- ,., .tkar hnri hfn tfl Mf.fl hftTl find u.i with him in tell him where hi son was. The revolver was the same one with which Jett blew hie brolna out two hours later, and with which the police say Mrs. Jett's first husband had committed suicide. Detectives say that there Is no doubt Jett contemplated aulclde all of Sunday, and, while he may not have had any knowledge of Webster's disappearance, they believe he feared arrest and In- tended killing himself had he been ap proached by a policeman. Courtroom Crowded. Long before the Inquest, was start ed, the little court room at the Dis trict morgue was crowded with rela tives and friends of both Jett and Webster. There was some delay In getting started and It was nearly 12 "clock before Detective Frank Bur. of the Central Office, the first wit ness, was called to the stand. He told the Hstory of the case as he had found It from his Investigation with his partner. Detective CornwelL Webster, he said, had been reported to tho police as missing on September 19. He had been away from homo two days. Two other detectives had Investigated the man's disappearance and Detective Baur was called Into the case after It had been Intimated Webstor had been murdered and his body cremated In the furnace at tho brewery. Last Tuesday the two detectives went to the biewerv and on the bricks where Webstor had last been seen sitting behind the boiler they found several blood spots, lhe same afternoon the detectives had the fur nace raked out and found about half a bushel of human bones. They also found a 10-cent piece, a penny, several shoe eyelets, nails, a nugget of Iron or steel believed to have, been a knife or key melted by the intense heat, nnd a beer opener among the ashes. Failed to Find Box Seat. "Webster.," the detectives said, "wus apposed to have last been seen alive sitting on a box by the door of this furnace." Th.5 detective said he also had made a search for tho box Webster was (Continued on Seventh Page) 'WEATHER REPORT. l vnnrCABT FOR TUB DISTRICT. Fair tonight and Saturday. TEMPERATURES. u. a. bureau. I affleck's. 8 a. m e 9 a. m m 8 a, m, 62 9 a. m 67 10 a. m 0 11 a. m 72 12 noon 77 1 p. m 78 2 p. m 7S 10 a. in 73 11 a. m 73 12 noon M 1 p. m 87 2 p. m t7 TIDE TABLE. Today High tide at 1:19 a. m. and 1:51 p. m.; low tide. B-15 a. m and 8:17 p. m Tomorrow High tide, 2.27 a. m. and 3:03 p. m.; low tide, 9.25 a. m. and 9,40 p. m. SUN TABLE. Bun rises 5.58 Sun set 5.53 FIFTEEN LDST AS LINER HITS 4 A British Naval Craft Rammed In Fog by the Amerika. SURVIVOR TELLS HE SANK A MILE Accident In English Channel Dur ing Maneuvers Only Slight ly Damages Steamer. DOVER, England, Oct. 4. Tho British BUbmarlno B-2 was rammed by the Hamburg-American liner Amerika In a fog whllo maneuvering In the English channel oft Goodwin Sands today, and was sunk: with the loss of fifteen lives. The only survivor was Lieutenant Bulleyen, second in command, who had a miraculous escape from death. He was found by the crew of another submarine, exhausted, and clinging to a piece ot wreckage After being revived he told a re markable story. "When the B-2 was struck, the sharp prow of tho liner out her in. -I r'Was" xlrleTawnwatcffer what seemed at least a mile. I thought I would never stop descend ing. My lungs filled with water and I was In excruciating agony. I thought I never would reach tho surface." Wreck Due To Fog. - The accident occurred at 6 o'clock In the momlng.whlle the B-2 was maneu vering with other ships of the channel squadron. The weather was foggy, and It was because of this that the accident occurred. The B-2 had Just risen to the surface when the Amerika loomed above her. The vessels were so close that It was too late for either to take measures to prevent a collision. Although the Amerika was going only at about half speed on account of the haze, the Impact so great that the sharp prow clove the shell of the sub marine, and the latter Instantly filled and sank. The Amerika stood by after the col lision, and boats wero lowered to pick up survivors. At tho same time she signaled the other vessels of the sub marine fleet that an accident had oc curred. Boats Search Waters. Although tho liner's boats searched the waters for two hours, they found no one. Manv of the passengers on tho liner nere still asleep In their berths when the accident took place. When the Im pact occurred many rushed upon deck, fearing that the vessel was In dangor. Thev were calmed by the officers. The bow plates ot the Amerika were slightly damaged by the collision. TRAIN FROM CAPITAL WRECKED; TWO DEAD Express From Washington to At lanta in Collision in Georgia. Several Are Injured. I ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 4. The mall and I express train from Washington for At I lanta, on the Southern railway, was I wrecked at Cornelia early today. Two men were killed and a half a dozen In jured. I no engine ana maw ana express cars were overturned, but the passenger cars remained on the tracks The dead: J, M. Costner, Atlanta; Ed. Simpson, colored, fireman, Atlanta, MISTAKEN FOR SLEUTH MAN IS SHOT DEAD BUFFALO, N. T., Oct. i -Mistaken for railroad detectives In the Lake Shore yards at Lackawanna early to day, Howard E. Belles, of Reading, Pa , woh murdered by car bursters, while his companion, Roland Webber, alio ot Reading, escaped with his life bv drop. Dine and lolllnn beneath a car. Both Belles and Webber were former Philadelphia and Readme trainmen, nnd were on their way to Chicago. Walking through the yards thev noticed a freight car that had been forced open. Almost Immediately they weio held at the points of revolvers and ac cused of being detectives. One of the robbels who had been tanftlnir with his gun Pointed nt Web ber wheeled and, putting his rco!vor to Relies ureasi. nreu. uenos leu ueau. The robbers escaped. SUBMARINE I BffffffffffffffHt ty BHffffffffffffffffffffffffSKH BHisBmiaBHII BJfffAJffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffta n!W;iWJH . B.IsHHIVVVftTl&M' slBm - sffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffK "' cm ... g COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT and JOHN McGRATH, Hii Secretary, on the 'Way to the Senate Investigating Committee. Mr. McOrath Is Carrying the Big Containing Letters Introduced by the Former President. AMEitEBE!G E L;DE Admiral Southerland in Final Stand To Take Zeledon And End Revolt. Rear Admiral Southerland, with a large force ot Marines and Blue jackets, todav began to end the revo lution in Nicaragua. Exasperated at the tardiness of tho government troops In crushing the revolt, the admiral yesterdav demand ed that General Zuledon. who la en trenched with 800 men at Barranca Hill, surrender. The Navy Department today receiv ed no further news of the battle, but It Is known that the Americans aie fighting and are using the machine guns taken from the warships at Cor- into. Admiral southerland did not begin operations until General Zeledon had refused the terms of surrender offer ed htm by President Dlas. Bar ranca Hill, where Zeledon Is entrench ed. Is one of two hills between which the railroad passes, uotn mils are fortified and menace tho railroad The goernmcnt force, which amounts to about 3.000 men, haa bombarded the hill since September 27, without any def inite results. Whon Admiral Southerland learned that the federals were unable to take the hllU, and as the Inhabitants of Masaya are on the verge of starvation, he sent an officer under a flag of trueo to Zeledon's headquarters to demand that he surrender. The admiral. In the meantime, had sent tn Managua for re-enforcements, and he had more than 1,000 troopers on hand to enforce his demand that Zele don lay down his arms When Admiral Southerland sent his last mesage he expected that his force would have to fight for several days before cruihlng the rebels and routing them from their stronghold In the hills The rebels under den Juan Iritis at JInotcpe tried to break through the fed eral lines at Masaya yesterday and Join Zeledon on Barranca hill, but they were repulsed, and the federal troops, pur suing the advantage gained, took the town at 1 o'clock this morning, after twelve hours of fighting. The entire rebel force was captured with guns, ammunition, and supplies. Pleads Not Guilty Of Robbing Clerks Charles p. Robinson, a fiscal agent and promoter, arrested on a charge of gelllnir Tieasury Department clerks valueless stock In a corporation which Robinson promoted, was arraigned to day In Criminal Court, No. 1, before Justice Stafford. Robinson, who appeared unconcerned, and not nt all III at case, pleided rot guilty, T'ls case will be called up for trial shortly. FLIER WRECKED; FIFTEEN PERISH IN BURNING Fifty Others Injured' When New Haven Express Jumps Track. . WESTPORT. Corin.. Oct. t Fifteen persons are dead and fifty Injured In a wreck of the Springfield express. New York bound from Boston, over the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford rail road, near here last evening. The great majority of the desd were burned alive tn the wreckago of tho flimsy wooden Pullman cars, which took fire Immediately after the crash. Plunging along at a speed of sixty miles an hour, the train took a siding switch by accident, and was ditched. Immediately afterward the locomotive boiler exploded. The bodies of seven passengers, most of them women, were taken from the charred debris, burned beyond recogni tion. It Is believed that many more victims are still within the ruins. Battle to Save Women, Following is the list of dead, so far as the have been reported: Mrs. James C. Brady, daughter-in-law of Anthony E. Brady, of Albany, N. Y. Miss Jessie Hamilton, sister of Mrs. Brady. Mrs, E. P. Qavltt, alio a daughter of Mr. Brady. Engineer Clark, Fireman Moker, and two unidentified bodies, The Injured Mrs. James A. Garfield, arm broken; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. WSde, of Indianapolis, ribs broken; James Apts, through baggageman, brulred and cut about head, not dangerously; Miss Marlon Knight, Injured Internally, Philip James, of Lake Forest, III., head and hands cut and bruised; Mrs. Philip James, of same town, cut on leg, fingers, and arm cut; E. L. Hill, of Philadelphia, cut on heed and right arm. Mr. Franklin, of South Framlngham. Mass , taken to Morvralk Hospital; Mrs. Anderson, address unknown, bruised and shaken up. F. B, Cleveland, por'er, of Drookljn, N, Y., and Ji D. Silvia, porter, Cam bridge, Mass. Mall Clerk Wheeler Injured danger ously. It Is known that the train was seven minutes late. It was bring run at a speed greatly In excess of the rules laid down by the authorities after a t.lii'1- tGonUBUsd on Fourth Page.) wor.9-&.r.v-y- otsctc TWELVE ALLEGED SAY NOT GUILTY Further Effort Made to Delay Trial After Two and Half Years. After two and one-half years of un successful effort to beat the Indictments against them for bocketshopplng, twelve alleged proprietor of bucketshops in the District appeared In Criminal Court. No. 1, before Justice Stafford today and entered pleas of not guilty. Further effort to delay actual trial of the cases In which twelve other men besides this dozen are Involved wan made evident by the motion ot counsel for the de fendants for leave to tile a motion for a bill ot particulars. Pleas of not guilty were entered. Among the twelve who appeared were Louis and Agelo Cello, ot St. Louis, and Samuel A. Adler and C. A. Tlllls, of New York, who fought the Indictments successfully before Justice Wright In Criminal Court, but lost when the Gov ernment took the matter to the Court of Appeals. A glittering array of counsel appeared when the defendants were arraigned. The Government waa represented by United States Attorney clarenco R. Wilson and Special Assistant Attorney General Uruco BHaskl. For the defend ants were present S. S Field, of Balti more; Henry E. Davis, A. S. Worthlng ton, J, H. Ralston, John E. Laskey, and George p. Hoover. Mr, Field appeared for Virgil P. Ran dolph, of Albemarlo county, Va.; Henry M. Randolph, W, B. Price, C. T. Moore head, Edward Welden, James A. An derson, Edward Everett Taylor, and Thomas A. Campbell, all residents or former residents of Baltimore, With the exception of Campbell these were among the tweleve who pleaded. The motion to allow a motion for a trial of particulars to be filed later was upheld by Justice Stafford, but he al lowed only ten days in which It may be demanded of the Government, More than one Indictment rests against several of the defendants, but trial s likely to take place on one true, bill only. The cases arose out ot the raids made In April, 1910. Since then the matter 'has diagged because ot the attacks on "fhs-lndlctments In Criminal court and bi the appeal to the District Court of Appeals. DEMANDS PENROSE BE UNSEATED FOR IMPROPER ACTION Surprised at Morgan's Testimony Regarding Donations, as He Thought Morgan Interests Against Him in 1904. COLONEL APPEARED EAGER . TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS WHAT ROOSEVELT DID AS WITNESS AT CAMPAIGN FUND INVESTIGATION Arrived at Senatorial committee rooms in Capital at 9:45 o'clock, 15 min utes early. Produced letter to George R. Sheldon, Republican treasurer in 1908, urg ing him not to accept contributions from Archbold, Harriman, or others who might be prosecuted by Government. Showed letter to George B. Cortelyou, Republican treasurer in 1904, tell ing him to return any contribution from Standard Oil Company. Also showed telegrams instructing him to comply with orders. Declared there is no evidence against him except hearsay. Reads letter to show his relations with Harriman were not improper. Demanded that HlUes, McCoombs, and other candidates' campaign man agers be called aswitneisn. "AgTetd with view of Senator Dixon Deaanded that Penrose be putted from Senate. By JUDSON 0. WELLIVEB. Theodore Roosevelt spentt today before the Clapp committee investigating campaign contributions. He entered a detailed, sweeping and specific) denial of all charges that campaign contributions had been raised for him in 1904 by dint of giving assurances of special favor or consideration. He declared that Edward H. Harriman did not raiso a fund of $250,000 for Colonel Roosevelt, or at Roosevelt request, or for the use of the nationnl committee in pro moting Roosevelt's election. On the contrary, he demonstrated from tho record, from his official letter files, and from the testimony that his own enemies have given, that Harriman bamo to Roosevelt seek ing money, instead of Roosevelt going to Harriman for it. He showed that Harriman was deeply interested In the election of Frank Hlgglns as governor ot New York. It was conceded that Roose velt would bo elected President, but thero was grave doubt If HlRglna could be 'pulled through for governor. In this exigency Harriman came to Roosevelt, first asking (or an appointment to do so. He explained the needs of the New York State campaign, and said that he (Harriman) had borne bo much ot Its expense that he could bear no more. The national committee, Harriman said, was In funds nnd was able to help the State committee, but would not. So Harriman besought Roosevelt to Intercede with Chairman Cortel you and Treasurer Bliss, ot the national committee, and get them to halo out the State committee. NATIONAL COMMITTEE AIDED NEW Y.ORK. This Mr. Roosevelt did, and the result was that the national committee as sisted In raising that special fund, for use In the State campaign. This Is pre cisely what J. Plerpont Morgan testi fied, on yesterday, was his understand ing of the purpose of the Harriman fund. He explained It precisely as did Colonel Roosevelt. Colonel Roosevelt took up and ana lysed and explained the charges against himself by Senator Penrose and John D. "Archbold, of the Standard Oil Com pany. In effect, he declared that they were answered by their own testimony. They testified that they tried to Induce the Administration, tn consideration of campaign contributions, to grant spe cial favor and Immunity to tho Stand ard Oil Company. This they did not get. They wanted the Bureau of Cor portlons to discontinue Investigation of the corporation; but the Investigation was not discontinued. Charge Bliss With Blackmail. Mr. Archbold, said Colonel Roosevelt, In effect charged that Treasurer Bliss tried to blackmail him. Archbold did not complain of that; he did complain of falling to get the Immunity that he Imagined he was paying for. "I could not Injure Standard Oil, so long as It was violating no law," said Colonel RooBevelt with much emphasis. "It was as safe from me as a peaceful cltlsen In the street. I had no way to be hostile unless they did wrong. The only purpose then, ot seeking my favor. '. that operations V commI)terdlju, must have been to secure the corpora tion against Government actios It It had violated the law. "I have been a police commllnn,r' and I want to say that If It wero proved that a policeman had given to a law breaker such advice as Penrose gave to Archbold in this matter, I should drive that man from the force Instantly. "And I want to say, here and now. that I hold that the Senate should throw Senator Penrose out of the Sen ate on his own statement In this mat ter." That was how Colonel Roosevelt put It up to the Senate In the matter nt Penrose. Discusses Relation With Morgan, Then he took up his relations with tho house of Morgan. He declared that until J, Plerpont Morgan testified on Thursday, he nover knew that Mr. Mor gan had contributed to tho Roosevelt fund In lOOt. On the contrary, he had always supposed that Mr. Morgan wuS hostile to film at that time. And fur this assumption he explained his rea sons. During his first Administration, he recalled, he started the prosecution ot the Northern Securities merger, In which Mr. Morgan was deeply Intn ested. During that tlrst Administra tion, too, he Interposed und settlxl the anthracite strike. He had undti stood that Mr. Morgan was offended with him for doing this. Because of these two clashes be tween the first Roosevelt AdmlnlstiH tlon and the Morgan Interests, Mr. Roosevelt has assumed and under stood that Mr. Morgan was hostile to him, and opposed to his je-electlon. And, he told the committee, he never know anything to the contrary until'1 (Continued on Third Page.) ,