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Last Edition
Yesterday's Circulation, 58,076
Eighteen Pages '
Joe Wood Knocked Out by
"Buck" O'Brien, De
clares Report.
Despite President McAleer's De
nial, Rumors Appear to Be
Well Founded.
Devore, rf rf, Hooper
Doyle, 2b 2b, Yerkes
Snodgrass, cf cf, Speaker
Murray, If If, Lewis
Merkle, lb 3b, Gardner
Herzog, 3b lb, Stahl
Meyers, c ss, Wagner
Fletcher, as c, Cady
Mathewson, p p, Bedlent
16. As the Red Sox took the field
for practice this afternoon for the
tho deciding game of the greatest
world's series In tho history of base
ball, n report was persistently clrcu
lated that trouble had broken out
In the ranks of the American League
According to this report "Smokey
Joo" Wood's poor showing In TueS'
day's game against the Now York
Nationals, was the result of a knock
out blow delivered the night before
by Pitcher "Buck" O'Brien following
Wood's taunts over the loss of Mon
day's game, whloh O'Brien started to
pitch. t .l'
Players Silent.
"There li nothing In that itory," de
clared President James McAleer, of the
Bostons, when questioned. A number of
the players pleaded Ignorance of any
fracas when Interrogated. I
But despite these denials the report
Is circumstantial. It related how
O'Brien went to Manager "Jake" Stahl
Saturday night and asked to pitch Mon
day. Stahl consented despite Wood's
pleadings to be allowed to go Into the
gams Monday and "finish It up." After
the game Wood Is said to have gone to
O'Brien and remarked that "If It hadn't
been for yoUr bum work, we would
have had the series cinched and the
money In our pockets."
O'Brien for an answer swung with his
fist on Wood's Jaw, and "Bmokey Joe"
went down, the report Is, and Catcher
Carrlgan, who was standing nearby,
then floored O'Brien.
Stake Today Is 130,000.
When the Giants and Red Sox hooked
up for their eighth game there was at
stake 130,000, the difference between the
purses of the winning and losing teams.
The sky was cloudless, the bright
sunshine had chased away the morning
frost and the strong wind died down
Just before game time. There were
early Indication that the crowd would
tax the capacity of the park.
The TTub city fans, feeling that the
two straight victories of the Giants
have backed the Red Sox against the
wall, were eager and willing to lend
encouragement. And that encourage
ment was evidenced first when the Bos
tonlans trotted onto the field amid the
frensled plaudits of the assemblage.
Many fans had been In their seats
since early morning, braving the cold
behind heavy wraps, so that they mtjht
get good seats to witness this final
battle, which promises to eclipse all the
others In thrilling and spectacular play.
Lad of Eighteen
Has Robbery System
Robert C. Godfrey, eighteen years old,
charged with systematically rifling the
baggage and bundles of patrons ef a
large department store where he was
employed, was arraigned today In the
United States branch of Police Court to
day, sentenced to eight months In Jail,
and then placed on probation.
Godfrey Is small for his age, and
when brought Into court was attired In
Fair tonight with frost; probably
heavy, Thursday fair and slightly
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8 a. m
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10 a. m M
11a. m 64
12 noon 67
1 p. m 60
2 P. m 62
8 a. in 49
9 a. m GJ
10 a. m Vt
11 a. m ta
12 noon icl
1 p. m 70
2 p. m 72
Today High tide, 12:17 a. m.; low tldo,
t:2 a. m. and 6M2 p. m.
Tomorrow-High tldo. 12:33 a. m. and
1:10 p. m., tow tide, 7:23 a. in. and 7:11
J), m.
Sun rises euo Sun sots
BostonHotel Thief
Robs Gertrude Hoffmn
Of f 1 2,000 injewets
BOSTON, Oct leV-CIande X.
Hart, Manager of the Hotel
Touralae, today confirmed a re
port made to tie' police that a
thief stole $12,0M wort of Jen.
elry In the rooms occupied by
Gertrude Hoffman, the dancer.
While she and her hnsband were
at the theaterj some one entered
their, rooms, rifled the trunks,
and stole .the Jewelry. The Jew
elry Included a diamond neck
lace, three sold .bracelets set
with diamonds, diamond stud
ded gold watch, Loam set
with six diamonds, and various
rings and pins set with precious
Montenegrins Unusually Ag
gressive, According to Dis
patches Received.
VIENNA, Oct. 1. Messages from
Constantinople today declared the Mon
tenegrin advance Into Albania had been
checked. Dispatches from Cattlnje re
ported the Montenegrins unlformally
aggressive. Officials here bolleve the
Montenegrin version, though deeming tt
Turko-Oreek frontier fighting la oc
curring, but accounts of a big battle
are discredited. Rumors of massacres
of Greeks, Bulgarians, and Servians
in Turkey are prevalent
LONDON, Oct. M.-A landing by Brit
ish bluejackets at Suda Bay, Crete, was
momentarily expected today. The
Christian Cretans, baUng Turkish rule,
want to Join Oreece. England, among
other powers,, exercising a protectorates
'over the Island,' corislders'-lUeit "under
obligations to safeguard Turkish In
terests there.
admiralty today ordered all warships
held In -readiness to put to sea at a
moment's notice. Since the war in
Tripoli began the Italian fleet has held
Turkey's fighting craft bottled ud In
port Turko-Itallan peace having been
concluded, the Sultan means to use
them against his enemies In the Bal
kans. Reports on the Balkan situation re
ceived from American diplomatic and
consular representatives abroad will be
treated as confidential by tho State De
partment In the future. It Is stated
reports coming from various capitals
are frequently contradictory, and. In
asmuch, as America has little direct
Interest In the conflict In southeastern
Europe the Stato Department will avoid
possible embarrassment ty clamping on
the lid over official Information.
Reports on existing conditions and
the temper of governments have come
from all narts of EuroDe. The Stato
Department Is Informed In a general
way of the attitude prevailing nut
only ameng the Balkan states direct
ly interested, dui in tne larger cap
itals of Europe.
It the source of information Is given
for various dlspatche's friction might
be developed among consular or dip
lomatic agents abroad and govern
mental officials with whom they come
In coritact. Certain publications might
be regarded as breaches of confidence.
Consequently the State Department,
for a time at least, will keep In the
clear by treating all dispatches ns
Paper Sellers Will Take Part in
Entertainment for Working
Boys' Home.
"Newsies" of The Times staff will
unite with boys from the Working Boys'
Home, In an entertainment tomorrow
night at S o'clock In the National Rifles'
Hall, G street, near Ninth street, for
the purpose of raising money to carry
out numerous greatly needed Improve
ments to the building of the Institution
at Third and C streets northwest
The Institution Is designed to provide
homes for working boys and newsboys
of the city who have no parents. At
the present time there are twenty-four
occupants. They are provided with
library, gymnasium, reading room, and
adequate bed rooms, and are properly
cared tor at a nominal expense. It Is
now necessary to raise (400 to Improve
the building. Install electric lights In the
bed rooms and gymnasium, and pro
vide better accommodations In several
The entertainment Is to be provided
by the "newsies" and by some excellent
amateur talent from Baltimore besides
an act from a local music house; a
minstrel show and some stunts by the
boys at the home. It Is pointed out that
the object Is unusually worthy and tt
la hoped the entertainment may re
ceive large support.
To Arraign Cammack.
Samuel A Cammack, charged with a
serious offense, whlc,h Involves two
girls, whom the police and officials of
the District Attorney's Once declare to
bo under sixteen years of age, will be
arraigned In the United States branch
of the Police Court tomorrow for a pre
liminary hearing.
Mrs. Rosenthal Says Lieu
tenant Was "Friend"
of Husband.
Widow Pale, But Certain or
Her Testimony on
NEJW YORK, Oct, 16. A woman,
clad In deepest mourning whose
voice broke while she gave her tes
timony and was In tears most of the
time, was the chief witness at the
Becker trial today.
She was Mrs. Herman Rosenthal,
widow of tho murdered gambler, who
Is alleged to have been slain because
be squealed regarding the payment of
police protection money for permit
ting gambling.
On the st&rid only forty minutes,
Mrs. Rosenthal swore positively that
Lieutenant Bocker was her husband's
partner, and that ho had been so
friendly with the dead gambler that
ho personally told her that anything
she or Rosenthal wanted, a favor,
night or day, all she had to do was
to get him (Becker) on the phone.
Defense Is Helpless.
John F. Mclntyre. attorney for Back
er, mode no attempt to upset this part
of her story with his cross-examination.
Instead he tried at great length to get
the woman to admit that "Brldgle"
Webber and Jack Rose were bitter
enemies of her husband, and that they
hartjplotted his death. But all aha
would admit was that they had toot beea
particularly friendly.
Asked point-blank If she did not bear
hitter enmity toward Becker because he
had raided her husband's gambling
house after he was supposed to be a
partner, and, therefore, obliged to pro
tect It, Mrs. Rosenthal would only say:
"Of course, I did not feel any too good
toward Becker for what he had done.
But I have told here only the truth."
Mclntyre asked Mrs. Rosenthal if she
did not remember an ovcaalon when hr
husband refused to shake hands with
Harry Vallon, one of the State wit
nesses, oecnuse he was a friend of
Brldgle Webber, but she said she knew
nothing about tho Incident
She also declared she did not remem
ber ever being told by her husband
that he knew ot a meeting at which
Rose, Webber, Vallon, ar.d Schepps
were present at which It was agreed
that he (Rosenthal) ohould be killed.
Finding that he could not shake her
testimony Mclntyre tried to confuse her
hy a series of adroitly framed ques
tions, but was rebuked by Justice Goff,
and finally excused the witness with her
story unshaken In any material degrco.
Was Pale on Stand.
Mrs. Rosenthal was garbed In very
heavy mourning nnd her face was pale
as she took the stand. Becker moved
his chair along the table so that he
could get a clear and unobstructed view
of the woman whoso husband he Is
charged with having murdered. AH the
preliminary questions put to the witness
were answered In a voice so low the
court had to ask her to repeat them. It
was very plain the witness was under a
tevero nervous strain, and Whitman
was very careful in framing his ques
tions. Mrs. Rosenthal when put on the stand
testified she was Introduced to Becker
In her home. After the Introduction,
Becker said: "Now Mrs. Rosenthal, I
am Herman's best friend. If you ever
want me to do anything for .tou or mm,
either night of day, just cull me up
I rid I will do anything you want"
"We then went over to mv husband's
club, where my husband una Jack Rose
went upstairs wnn Lieutenant lIccKer.
Gambling was then going on."
"What were the relations between
your nusoana and Becker?" asked
Names Becker, as Partner.
Mclntyre objected, but was over
ruled by Justice Goff, ond then Mrs.
Rosenthal declared that Becker was a
partner In the Rosenthal gambling
"Were you In the house when Becker
raided It?" asked Moss. The witness
"Yes, sir. I was attracted by tho
noise of tho men breaking down the
doors, and I rushed upstairs. I siiw
Becker in tho hall.
" 'For heaven's sako,' I asked, 'what
does this mean?' Becker said to me:
I had to do It. It was cither Herman
or me, and I had to make this raid.
But I will fix it up and you can tell
Herman that ho now does not owe me
a single cent. I will make it all right
with him.'
"I protested that he had no right to
ruin my home, but he led mo down
stairs and went ahead with tho raid."
"Do you remember the night your
husband was killed?"
The witness broke down and sobbed
for several minutes. Then, recovering
her composure, she nodded an assent,
ond said:
"I will never be able to forget It"
Chauffeur Testifies.
When Mrs. Rosenthal was excused,
Otto Aversl, the chauffeur, who drovo
Becker around town the night of the
murder, was culled He said he pick
ed Becker up at his homo about 8
o'clock nnd tojk him to a prize fight In
Madison Square Garden.
From there Becker, with Jack Sulli
van and another man In the car, went
to Thirty-third street, r.nd from thiro
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
Petitioners Ask I. C. C. to
'Order Cars Beyond
Citizens Pile Up Complaints
Against Great Falls Rail
way Service.
To force the Washington and Old
Dominion to bring its Great Falls
cars to the center of the city and
to require the Capital Traction Com
pany to permit its tracks on Penn
sylvania avenue from Georgetown to
be used for this' purpose, a petition
to the Interstate Commerce Commls.
slon Is being prepared and soon will
be filed by Frank Lyon and other
prominent residents along the line of
the Great Falls branch.
Fight Agfist Line.
Mr. Lyon, who 'formerly was an at
torney of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, and his allies are aroused
by the rumored report that the Wash
ington and Old Dominion Company la
contemplating the erection af a 150,000
terminal at Thirty-sixth and M streets
northwest Besides being dissatisfied
with rates and service to the city as
they now are, the petitioners object to
the requirement of chanting cars at
the point Indicated.
Announcement of this petition makes
It seem almost the open season for the
Washington and Old Dominion Com
pany. Not long ago two complaints
were filed wjth the Interstate Com
merce Commission by persons living on
the Great' Falls, branch. One complaint
was wl(h respect to tb recent Increase
In rates, and the other 'wlttrrespect to
servc,vtne company having Increased
Its tarlffa'at a Ume when everyone on
the line apparently Is making vocifer
ous complaint
-Following this, the same complain
ants asked the Public Health Service to
Inspect sanitary conditions on the Great
Falls cars.
Next cltlrens living on the Blueraont
branch filed complaint against In
crease In rates. Today comes news of
the petition soon to be died asking for
through service downtown. A similar
request Is before the Interstate Com
merce Commission by Tenleytown resi
dents, other car lines being affected,
Hardship on Passengers.
"From a public standpoint there is
no good reason why passengers, nearly
all of whom are Washington business
and professional men, should be re
quired to make a change of cars at
Georgetown," Mr. Lyon said today. "We
think that the Interstate Commerce
Commission has power to order ade
quate transportation facilities as well
as to regulate rates on this road, and
In connection with the Washington
lines, and we are going to fight the
matter out trjfore the commission.
"Just because two sets of stockhold
ers cannot see their way clear to pro
vide this continuous passage Into the
center of the city 1s no public reason
why the facility should not be granted.
There would be no question about it, If
there were a single company Instead of
two The roads are built, to serve tho
public. They do not give adequate pub
lic service by dumping passengers from
one car to another.
"The Washington, Baltimore and An
napolis Electric railway brought their
big cars to the center ot the city
because they found that the nontransfer
service would Increane their earnings.
They found better public service to bo
coincident with greater earnings. What
ever may be the reasons against a
similar service from the opposite direc
tion, it Is certain they are not public
Projects Were Blocked.
More than one project upon the part
of the Great Falls Company to extend
Its line to the center of the city has
been started. So far these projects have
been blocked by Interests understood to
be Identified with the Capital Traction
Company. The latest plan, which has
not come to fruition, owing to failure to
get the necessary legislation from Con
gress, Is to extend tho line from
Georgetown across town to Union Sta
tion. The residents along the route do not
propose to wait for the possible consum
mation of this plan when they can
see no good reason why the cars cannot
bo brought downtown over the rails of
the Capital Traction Company, which
could be Joined with those of the Great
Falls line bv the building of a few feet
of track.
KANSAS CITT, Mo, Oct., 1C Thorn
us W. Fearce, of Kansas Cltr. who toj. I
tilled In Indianapolis, Monday that hoi " -
knew Ortle McManlgal, and that Mc-' The announced Intention of the Hap
Manlgal was In Kansas City at tho' ""n government to establish custom
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by an unknown assailant, and Is In the
hospital In a serious condition.
When Pcarce finished his testimony at
the conspiracy trial In Indianapolis, and
left there he was named to look oJt
for himself. Two strangers stopped
pearce upon the street here yesterday.
ana bpkiu mm some questions about
his testimony, but made no attempt to
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Colonel Booievelt's Would.Be Assassin.
Asserts Old Dominion Line
Charge Is Excessive
and Unjust.
Alleging that the commuters' rates
charged by the Washington and Old
Dominion Railway Company from
points on the Uluemont brsnch to
Washington are excessive, unreasonable
and unjust, Ernest M. Trail, an em
ploye of tho Postofflco Department and
a resident of Herndon, Va., has filed
complaint against the railway company
with the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. Mr. Trail's complaint also declares
that the service on this line Is bad, and
that the publishing of commuters' rates
from points on tho Bluemont branch to
Thrifton, Va., only, Instead of through
to Washington, was only a subterfuge
on the part of the company to make the
rates quoted Intrastate Instead of Inter
state, thereby evading tho Interstate
Commerce Commission.
Both the Great Falls and Old Domin
ion, or Great Falls branch, and the
Washington and Old Dominion road,
controlling the Bluemont branch, are
now under the control of the Washing
ton and Virginia Railway Company,
which. It la understood. Is party to the
ger scheme.
u.rjuna ana Virginia company mer-
The Bluemont brnnrh nf thA RmilhAm
Railway was obtained by the Washing,
ton and Old Dominion Company by
lease effective July 1, last. Klcctrifica
Hon of tho road was Immediately be
gun. The Southern Railway used to sell
quarterly commutation tickets from
Herndon, Va., to Washington, good for
IM trips, for 121.05. When It obtained
control, the Washington and Old Do
minion ran a connecting line from the
Washington and Great Falls line at
Thrifton to the Bluemont branch, at
Bluemont Junction, and diverted traffic
from the Union Station to Thlity-slxth
and M streets. It publishes tariffs and
sells commutation tickets only to Thrif
ton inbound and from Thrifton out
hound. All through traffic passengers
have to pay five cents from Thrifton,
two miles out, to Washington, nnd
from Washington to Thrifton, which
must be paid in addition to the com
mutation rate of 117.80 quarterly ticket
to Thrifton.
Haitian Government
Alters Custom Line
I $&1RjiJ5&cP && $P
State Department, which, In the col.
lection of san Domingan duties main,
tains points ot collection at Comenda.
dor, Tlerra de Vuova. and Traba'on,
These towns constitute a de facto
boundary, the subject of protest by
both governments. The ministers of
both governments will protest against
tha HnA fMtAhllh,l h. thn TTnlt.ri
Slates, but thestronger the protest the
i Better win it Please tne state Depart'
i Deller
I ment
Three Witnesses, Man, Wo
man, and Boy, Are Relied
Upon by Prosecutor.
A Jury to decide the fate of Tony
Mllano, charged with the murder of
Harry Elton Smith, twelve years old,
was obtained In Criminal Court No. 1
this afternoon.
When the additional venire of fifty
additional tallsmen was exhausted.
Justice Stafford ordered another venire
of 100 men to appear this afternoon at
1.30 o'clock. The defense hsd two
premptory challenges left and the Gov
ernment eight
There was a delay In summoning the
oroBpectlve Jurors, as tho deputy mar-
nl did not go out until nearly 1
o'clock. The tallsmen came In a few at
a time and the examination went
Assistant Prosecutor S. McComas
Haw ken will make the opening address
to tne jury ror tne uovernmeni anu out
line the case against the defendant that
tne prosecution expects to prove. At
torneys James S. Kelly and Daniel W.
Baker will reserve their opening state
ments. It became known this afternoon that
there are threo witnesses a woman, a
man, and a boy who will give testi
mony to the effect that they heard the
agonising cries of the little- Smith boy
and saw Mllano handling hi mroughly.
One of them alleges that he saw the
Italian strike the lad with a "shiny In
A murder mystery that shocked
Georgetown nearly half a century ago
was recalled today when workmen un
earthed several human bones from un
der an old hydraulic press near the
gas works at Twenty-seventh and 11
streets northwest. -
The hones are believed to be those
of a man who was murdered and his
body thrown Into one of the tar wells
moro than forty years ago. The hy
draulic press, which Is located In what
la now the plant of the Barret Specifica
tion Company, dealers In coal tar prod
ucts, had been boarded up for forty
years. It was decided to remove the
press, nnd today workmen who were
tearing down the foundations discovered
the bone.s.
The name of the victim could not be
recalled by anyone living In the neigh
borhood, although the story ot the man
having been killed and thrown In the
tar well Is well remembered by hun
dreds of Georgetown residents. Coro
ner Nevitt ordered the police to take
charge ot the bones, but the fact of the
supposed killing occurred such a long
time ago would not warrant a. further
Ideal Hospital j Patient.
"Mighty Glad"' to See
His Family.
Physicians Issue Bulletin Declar
ing Candidate's General Con
dition Is Excellent.
CHICAGO, Oct 16. AH plans for
an operation ' upon Colonel Roose
velt to remove the ball fired Into his
body by John Schrank at Milwaukee
Monday evening, were temporarily
abandoned by his physicians today.
He showed conUnued Improvement
at Mercy Hospital after getting; a
good night's rest The physicians de
cided that no immediate operation
was necessary and summed up the
colonel's condition thus:
"General condition excellent!"
They decided to let nature tak'e its
course And await developments;-CStlf-i
lng a conference for later In tho, day
for a decision upon further action.
Mrs. Roosevelt arrived today front
New York with her daughter Ethel
and Theodore, Jr. The colonel was,
as he expressed it "mighty glad" to
see her, and she took up her head
quarters in a room next to that
which he will occupy until the doc
tors grant him permission to travel.
Bulletin Is Favorable.
The first bulletin Issued today was
exceedingly favorable. It showed little
fever last night
There Is a possibility that the bullet
which lien In the colonel's chest will
never be removed unless Infection de
velops. In that case the wound be
opened and the bullet removed and
drainage tubes opened. There Is little
danger ot Infection.
Greets His Family.
While Chicago's most famous sur
geons waited In an ante-room, com
pelled to delay examination and con
sultation over their distinguished pa
tlent. Colonel Roosevelt greeted Mrs.
Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Ethel
Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and
Mrs. Alice Longworth arrived at Mercy
Hospital shortly after 9 o'clock and
were at once shown Into the colonel's
room. The former President could
hardly express his Joy at seeing them.
From the time that he heard they
had entered the city the colonel's hap
piness bubbled over.
"Where are they now?" he asked.
Told that his wife had Just left the
train at Engiewood station and had
taken an automobile for the hospital,
he remarked Impetuously.
"I hono tho driver of that automo
bile doesn't regard the speed limit
too closely. It's the best news I've
heard since I got here."
Colonel Roosevelt is running things
In suite H4-315 Mercy Hospital. Tjie
wounded former President hns read
the word "reasonable" Into the orders
of h's si'rgeons.
CTlh an Indulgent smile, he listens
to the orders nnd proceeds with all
the latitude that he can gain. Be
tween naps he spends the hours with
chatting with those who evade the
guards nnd the "absolute quiet" rule.
Miss Blanche A. Welter relieved
Miss Fitzgerald as nnrse while the
colonel was doing full duty to his
Ready for the Day.
"Now I am ready to begin the day,"
he said.
Roosevelt chatted with his nurses and
j Dr. Terrell. At the bedside of the col
j onel was n collection of books, which
lie read at intervals, lie nas oeroiea
his attention to random selections from
this collection: The Bible. Macaulay's
assays, the Outlook, "The Common
i uwr Dy liouert w. wnamoers; "ina
I Coming of tho Law." by Charles Aldlne
Heltser, nnd "The Red Cross Girl," by
Richard Harding Davis.
I While the surgeons were preparing
, for the day's first consultation the col
oncl Hill IVI1( mucia bu mer iiui.
concerning the preparation ot his room
to receive Mrs. Roosevelt.
A surgeon objected to the chat.
"No harm, I guess," rejoined the
When the surgeon come to turn back
the covers and examine the wound In
the colonel's breast, he raised a hand
of caution.
"Careful now, don't lose my place,
doctor," said Roosevelt, reaching at the
same moment toward an opened copy of
MrcmO'v'b essays laid beside him on
the bedside. ,
Passing through the corridors, visi
tors saw Sisters of Merov softly going
about their errands and making the
sign of the cross as a whispered prayer
for the divine favor of John B. Mur-
(Contlnutd on Second Page.)

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