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? 4 & A' THE WASHINGTON TDItfS, SUNDAY, MARCH 26; 1916. 3.r WHOLESALE PQBON MAMOW IS CHAHGlillAilE Dentist Had Enough Deadly Drugs to Murder Score and Studied Their Use. NKW YORK, March M. Murder bjr poison on a wholesale scale lien been In the mind of Dr. Arthur Warren "Walto for month. ... f, lioollntr, acting district attorney, asserted today In dlicusulnc the. case,- of (he.yountr dentist, who on Friday confessed ho bought the poison which killed his mil lionaire father-in-law, John K. Pick, "We r satisfied now," said Doollnr, "that he sousht the lives of at least four other persons." He would not give the facta that led .him to this conclusion, but this much already Is known: Walts since last December has come Into possession of quantities of poison sufficient to kill at least a score. Some of this was bought through deceptions like that he practiced to ob tain the dram and a half which wis found In reek's stomach. Other poisons were obtained through prescriptions In .which 'arsenic and other deadly drugs formed a constitu ent part. The young graduate dentist, trained In chemistry, Is believed to have resolved these poisonous ingredients out of the prescriptions. Studied Books on Poison. For a Ion; tlmo Wnlte has given all his sparn hours to tho study of stand ard text-books which treated f poison. The composlton of poisons, the method of applying them, and their effects on the human system all were carefully perused, aahokrnarks In tho volume showed. Arsenic In this broad study of poisons was tho spoclallzed subject. It became known today through Mm. Margaret llorton. who was registered with Walto at the Hotel riaza under the name of "Mr. and Mrs. WnltoM," that "Walto had made her an' Involun tary agent In obtaining these medicines, feho.had several prescriptions filled for blm,,lt Is understood. , Mrs. llorton was questioned In the office, of the -district attorney by Dool lnff 'and George. J. Brothers, anothur assistant district attorney, for moru than:an hour. The young woman, recently a concert singer. In her talk with Doollng and Brothers assumed the attitude that sho had had a narrow escape for the crimi nal tendencies of Walte. Her .friendship with him, sho pro tested. to her inquisitors, was entirely Platonic. She did not know until long after they tlrat had 'taken a room In the Hotel riaza that she was known us "Mrs. iWaltors." "Seval times Dr. Walte tried to In duce me to take medicines," she suid. "I believe now he- intended to kill inc." TcUs of Meeting- Dr..WiU.k She told how she thad met Dr. Walte at the Aqadcmy of Music Christmas week. She remarked upon his attention at that time, and told hqw she refused to ride to her home In his automobile that night. She said he often spoke of his wife. ' Dr. Walte, said the young snge .Ihvltc'd her to Ills home to meet his wile. rieforo her marriage to Harry Mack llorton she was Margaret 'Weaver, a native of Cincinnati, but who was raised with her brothers and sisters In Mis soula. Mont. Her words conveyed to the District Attorney's assistants a pic ture of Dr. Walte. the-fascinator, boast ing of his practice, talking stocks and bonds. 'While Mrs. llorton narrated her atory with an apparently engaging frankness, infprmatlon. .reached tho District At torney from other sources seemingly serving to. demonstrate, that. she was not telling all sho knew. for instance, without her telling It, It became? -known i that i on March is. when WalteFetumedtfronuUrandi Rap ids, he expected her -to meet him at the station. 'V Sho wrta not there when he arrived. to.'hO' called un the Plaza. When ho could not find her he walked all through the xoneourse' df the (J rand Central Station. . Afterward he reached her on tho telephone. Told to Leave Plaza. "Clear out of the Plaza immediately." he said. ."I am being shad.ow.ed. by de tectives" She paid tho bill, which amounted to more than J2W. On Tuesday she met him. This wao the day tho newspapers rlrst told of, the suspicions directed iignln.it him. "Did yoii. do this thing?" she asked him. "Of course not," he answered. "You ought to know me better than that," Mrs. llorton was able to give 'corrob oration of several features In the evi dence necessary elements- to the prose cution of Walto for. first decree murder, In the light of recent revelations she btilleves that Walte's interest In her was Actuated solely through cupidity. She believes now that shonnd'her husband were slated for (death Because of the wealth both havo come Into recently.. Walte asked about her husband's re rources, about hjs. success In the sate of aeroplanes, of his prospects of real izing on .his scwyal, inventions, accord ing to tho, woman's story. Helped by Deposit .Box. The safety deposit' box leased by Walte In the Fifth Avenue Unnk has yielded a mine of Information to the district attorney. Through it he estab lished the-facts about the other, poisons. Also In this small treasure chest he found a book that contained the names of many women, most of them of ques tionable character. Dr. Otto F. Schultzp, county medical examiner, returned from Grand ltaplds And lllcd his formal icport of the au topsy. The stomach of i'eck, he said, contained approximately ninety grains of arsenic, which would account for the full dram and a half which Walte pur chased on false representations. In his cat In tho prison ward Dr. M'alte was visited bv hla brother and father. Their call cheered him con siderably. From what the hospital autluiltles .ay. the prisoner attempted to rtarvc himself to dealli. On Frldav, after ha talk with District, Attotney Swanr., ho refused to cat. As his vitality otibet' during tho night, the nurses of the hospital used their' persuasion again to male 111 in rat. He put asldo all nourishment. Yesterday he. rejected tho food before him. On tho orders of Dr, Gregory It was defctded to vsc the stomach -pump to Wd his stomach of the excessive dpsctaf drugs ho had taken on Tuesday. After this onlfcftl the prisoner' onco more Wused to eat Dr. Minns S Gregoiy, head of the prison ward, wont to his cot and threatened- to resort to forcible ftedlnr. Tho prisoner-pave-Hn-and accepted the faro of-the, pritrn. "THE WOMAN" IN PECK CASE A$Q- f"f ttttmt sssssssss iA .MbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV 3bbbbbsbW Bh t tBBBBBBBBBB & & , .sbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbsk. bbbbbbbbV ? wr ' BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaW BaaaaaBBaV f .. rfcT mPuC '1LssssH CssH s . . m i$mSj&t W& i -v kH v -- v , "fe" T ssM a f iflsssssssl V hi ' F J&F v m K 3tt- ' is!K . illlllH JT r m mt im Mr a Ait) civoa- MRS. MARGA RET HORTOhfl NEW BALLET HIS 7 CONSUMMATE ART "La Princesse Enchantee" Is Given Before Enthusiastic : Audience at National. Drunken Man Amazes New "Dry" Community MILMKEN'. Col.. March 2C-For tho first time thii year, or since tho tlnce saloonn tHat formerly operated In Mllll ken closed, ,t drunken man was seen en tho street. Ho w.i", nttrnrtlncr so mu-h utti.'iitlon that frlehds ook hln: home before tho town marshrJ could arrct nlm. All Mllllkrh inciclmnin report bet ter business slnco the saloons cloned than ever lf,ro In tl.o history of tho town. Tho buildings made vacant oy tin removal of tho saloons have been rented. ' IN 0 DR WAITE M 1 TO SI HIS LIFE Promises Full Confession in Ef fort to Obtain Acceptance of Second Degree Plea. NBW TOnK, March M.-The family of Dr. Arthur Warren Walte. following a lengthy conference, has decided that no desehsc is possible on tho facts al leged by the State In the poisoning of Mr. Peck. Admitting that they considered the evidence of his guilt too concluslvo to question, they agreed to employ no counsel to contest the- facts for Dr, Walte, but decided to apeal to District Attorney Swann to accepa a second degree plea. With only a vague hope of saving his brother from tho electric chair. Frank Walte left this conference and as representative of his family, hurried to the offices of Wauer Drew, counsel for Miss Catherlno A. Peck. Ho begged the lawyer to assume charge of Dr. Walte's .use and do "what thcro Is left to be done to savo Arthur. "Mr. Drew." he pleaded, "we have not a friend In this city. You are from our home. "VTe havo no money. We hardly know what to do or how to do it. For God's suko heln us. We "know Arthur Is guilty. Hut help us savo mo uoy rrom tno electric chair. Help us to do that and wo ask no more." Several times during his long -talk with Mr. Drew, Frank Walte was overconio bv his emotions and gavo way to agonized weeping. Tears streamed down his fne as ho said goodby to Mr. Drew and a rcporte wnu was present aunng pari 01 tne iiurrvmw. Mr. Drour apr.nl nllli Mr t'nll and the Wulto fnin'ly that all action must be based upon a full and frank runfcsslon by Dr. Wnlle. This con fession Mr. Walto assured Mr. Drew no would imvc no difficulty In get ting from his brother us soon n he were in physical condition to make It. With the tindoraMndinc that this confession was cssi-ntlal, the result of tins ana cthtr conferences hem aunng tlin day weir as follows That an nppenl will lie man to Dis trict Attoine.. Swnnn to accept n r.Iea ot second tienrce murder, 'inis win oo predicted on tho ground that Dr. Walte Is of defective and abnormal mentality, hln youth, and extenuating circum stances. . That every member ef the Peck fair Iny will ho utgeil to unite In Presenting to Mr Swann a pica for clemency to this rxtert. Tint Mis, Catherine A. Peck will consent to finance the employment or reputable counsel t riresent Dr. Wnlte's case to the best Advantage. Should Dlfttilct Attorney Swann be dctt-rmincd tn demand the deuyi pen alty, roiinsnl will be ewraged tn present a modincnllon of en Insanttv or defec tive rrnptnllty defense, with the soln view of saving the defendant from death. i WASHINGTON BUYING ' EARLY FOR ASTER R. P. Andrews, of Retail Mer chants' Association, Tells of Preparedness in Style Now. found by two burglars who entered her rooms, on the third floor, knocked her dewn when she sci earned and kicked her Intd seml-consclousncss. Neighbors who heard Mrs. Sardo's cries found her lying on the, floor of her ransacked apartment, frjnn which nolb- ln UiM been taken. She was treated At rjollovuo Hospital and returned home after furnishing to detectives a descrip tion of her assailants. f P. fl, Mrs, Hardo icfuscd to reveal even to tho police tho place In which she keeps her money. Althouch Faster Sunday is stilt four weeks off April 2 being the extct day It. P. w Andrews, precldent of the He tall Merchants' Association, soys Fas ter buying has been spirited and brisk for the lost ten days and there Is every Indication that Wssh'ngtonlans 'are "doing their shopping early." "r feci sure It Is a matter of mutual satisfaction to the public and merchants that early Faster and spring buying has enjoyed such n big Impetus," said Pres ident Andrews. "Tho office ci the lletall Merchants' Association Is a larometer of trade, in asmuch as Its robtlne slows up or must bo speeded according to traJe, and this circumstance, together with unsolicited reports reaching the oflce of the Re tail Merchants' Association, demon-' strate that tho r-toplo of 'Washington , appreciate tho reed of 'preparedness In their buying an well ns other things. I "it was never more advisable for the publla to take enre of tholr spring neds nnd desires thor. rlsht now. There is a I very general feeling bused on a grsd-, ual increase of business that Washing ton Is going to he one of the bi.tlest I places In the United States this spring j nnu summer. '"The necessity for early spring shop ping Is found In the fact that there Is a great shortage of high class mer chandise lu many lines, due. of course, to the tie-up Incident to the warfare being carried on In Europe. "It Is a happy commentary upon the preacnt state of business In the apparel line that the merchant tailors, the la dles' tailors, the dressmakers, the specialty houses with th4r wonderful array of style and fabric are all pushed to the point of ultimate endurance In their work rooms to supply tho current demands of a discriminating public. Cer tainly the National Capital is fast real izing the predictions of tho Retail Mer chants' Association that it will become the fashion center of the world. In fact, la now the paramount since Paris. lin den, and Vienna havo turned their thoughts to the sword. "Thero Is every reason to expect that the coming week will show even greater results In the appreciation of the publlp that now" Is tho time to prepare for spring for that very necessary Faster adornment which Is the natural ambi tion of the American housewife for the home and the person." Her "Safe" Foils Thieves; Money In Secret Storage NEW TOMC. March 36. A roll of bills, kept In a secret place by Mrs. Consetta Sardo, twenty-five years old, 421 East Fourteenth street, was not sJ. ii -V' w "JNs-jDSfesi as klff?l3: -2" Tfe Seon To Sov) YOUR GARDEN Will It bo trim, orderly, wrli- kent. complete, a source of sat isfaction during the spring: and summer to come? Make your garden useful as well ns attractive. "Evergreen" Lawn Grass Seed, pint, 10c; quart, 20c; pounds, 30c; 100 pounds, $2. ' Use Bone Meal Fertilizer for Lawnand Garden, 10 pounds, 10c; 100 pounds, $2. 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The princess was not only enchanted, but last night's large audience, like those of Thursday nnd Friday nights, was completely enthralled by this new ballet and the others, which were re-, rented. Enchantment, bewilderment, and In spiration were tho themes of tho tlallet Itusse here. Washington lovers or art have worshiped at the shrinfc of many impresarios, but the fame of Scrgo dc DJaghlleff will doubtless prove more' enduring than all of his picdecessors In the National Capital. Symposium of Art. The Hallet Russe proved to be more wonderrul than even the most exppct ant art lovers had dreamed It would ibc. Competent critics throughout Nie National Capital pronounced it a most satisfying symposium of arts and graces, an Irresistible and fascinating combination of dancing, music, pa geantry, mimicry, and scenery, an blended Into one harmonious wholo by tho mind and hand of Scrgo de Ulagiu IclT. It appealed to and satisfied nil the artistic senses, and made everyone the happier, tho merrier, and tne broader for having witnessed it. Last nicht's audience not only stormed the dancers with salvos of ap plause, but also paid justly merited tribute to the muslrUns, who apparent ly wiro forgotten by the two previous audiences in the cnthrnllment of tbo terpslchorean art. M .Anscrmet nnd his seventy gifted musicians were given an ovaMon for their splendidly inter pintcd part of the magnlllcont enter tainment. Charm and Captivate. "I.a Princesse Knchantcc" rivaled "Spectre do la Hose" (or popular favor and elicited rhaps oven greater en- j thustaVin and appTai'so from last night's audience. It afforded Mile. Lopokova, tho princess, and M. Dolm, the prince, a wonderful opportunity to rovcal their consummate art. which ctmrmc and captivated tho enrapt beholders. 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