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NUMBER 9035.
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PAID $15,000
Edward R. West, of Chicago,
Tells How Blackmail Gang
"Netted" Him.
Met Her In Cafe, and Trip to
New York Followed Then
CHICAGO, Sept. 26. Edward R.
"West, vice president of the C. D.
Gregg Tea and Coffee pompany. with
offices here nnd In New York. Is the
"A. II. Wesley" who was vlctlmlxed
for $16,000 by the national syndicate
of blackmailers. It was definitely
learned today.
West's personal attorney. Egbert
Robertson, and Hlnton C. Clabaugh,
Federal investigator here, both ad
mitted West was "Wesley.'"
Robertson said West voluntarily
told his story of being lured to New
York by Duda Goodman, that others
might be warned and the guilty pun
ished. West was trapped bv Hilda Good
man, whom he met In a cafe here sev
eral months ago. he said today. They
saw each other frequently for several
weeks, and then she Induced him to
take her to New York 'With him on,a
business trip, he states. On their first
night there three men knocked at the
door of their hotel room and said
they were Government officers ond
that the couple wore under arrest for
violating- the Mann white slave act.
Refused to Yield.
The woman became frantic and said
exposure would ruin her social posi
tion. Then the officers suggested the
affair might be hushed up. West re
fused to yield to the blackmail, and
the couple were brought here.
Negotions continued three or four
davs while the J two were held at a
hotel here, supposedly as prisoners
noiei jiere, supposedly as prison
of the Federal Government. Fine
the woman's pleas that,nho be not
nos'" won Wist, and Tie piW 'thi n
il ex
pos" won vii, ana lie paw tm iiii it i
J12.600. and later 12,300, Both were
released on the nrst-payment.
The mon who posed as Federal agents
are supposed to be George Irwin, John
T. French, and "Doc" Brady, alios
James Christian. French was arrested
In connection with the Kllpper kidnap
ing; several days before West paid the
second Installment. Irwin and Brady
are under arrest.
Buda Goodman, who Is said to be the
former wife of a sons writer, is being
questioned by Federal agents today.
Big Tea Importer.
West Is a wealthy widower who lives
In Highland Park, an exclusive suburb
of Chicago. He Is vice president of one
of the largest tea and coffee Importing
houses In the Middle West.
Miss Goodman Is said to be an as
sociate of Mrs, Helen Evers, who has
figured prominently In the kidnaping
and blackmailing case. West says he
supposed she was a wealthy woman of
independent means.
West told today how tho plotters
carefully laid each data.ll of the fake
arrest even to having one of their mem
bers ose as United Htatea Commis
sioner Yootc. Tho "hearing" was held
In the private looms of "Commissioner
Miss Goodman la a small brunette.
Sim Is exceedingly pretty and vivacious
Federal officials say she Is well known
In Chicago cafe life.
"I have concluded to sacrifice my
personal humiliation In this case for the
sako of others," said West.
Badger Chief Is Ready
To Take "Vacation"
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26, With a
"public be damned" Interview, "Dan
dv Bill" Butler, alleged brains of the
international blackmailers, left for
New York today In care of several
Secret Service men to face trial on
the charge of blackmailing Mrs, Re
ulna Kllpper, tho woman who was
kidnapped to prevent her from testi
fying In Chicago.
It was said that Butler hnd agreed
to plead guilty in New York. and. ac
cording to officials, laughingly re
marked that he was prcpnred for a
"vacation South" a six-year sentence
In Atlanta.
Butler waived a hoarlng before
United States Commissioner Long
late yestordav, nnd won taken before
Judge Dickinson. In ,the United States
District Court, tdday for a warrant
of removal.
Berlin Proud of
Zeppelin Heroes
Newspapers Laud Men Killed in
Air Raid on London Sat
urday Night.
AMSTERDAM. Sent. 2G. The Berlin
Lokal Anzelger, In regretting the loss
of the Zeppelin crew killed In Satur
day' raid on England, expresses pride
In the Zeppelin sailors'. achievements,
"None belonging to thin proud fleet
ever thought that an airship's chief
duty was always to return -safely,"
said the Berlin newspaper. "There
fore, we brethren of the fallen heroes.
In spite of mourning over the loss of
their valuable lives, are mont proud
of what they have achieved."
Col. Mason to Direct
Walter Reed Hospital
Col. Choi les F. Mason, Medical Ootps,
who Iips been on sanitary duly In Pan
ama, Iish been detailed us commanding
officer of Waller Reed General Hos
pital. He will succeed Major P. M. Ash
luirg, who will icmnln at the honpltal
The chance Is effective uhon Colonel
Mason ends bis present sick leave.
Plea for New Hospital
For the Indigent Sick
Superintendent Calls Conditions
At Washington Asylum "De
plorable and Pitiful."
Present Buildings Also Laolring
in Modern Apparatus for
Treatment of Cases.
Characterizing as "deplorable and pit
iful" conditions at tho Washington
Asylum Hospital, recently described In
a series of articles In The Times, L.
F. Zlnkhan, superintendent of the In
stitution, In his annual report to the
Board of Charities for the year ended
June SO, sgaln urges that adoquato
provision be made for the Indigent sick
of the District.
The appropriation In the Commis
sioners' estimates for a new munici
pal hospital was not made at the last
session of Congress. This was due. In
part, It was understood, to protests
mado by residents of tho northwest
section against the location of 'the In
stitution on a site owned by tho Dis
trict at Fourteenth ond Upshur streets.
Superintendent Zlnkhan urges if
there are to ba further delavs In
acquiring a new hospital that Immedi
ate efforts be made for obtaining a
psychopathic ward In tho old Institu
Outlines Alcoholics' Treatment.
"In the same ward we treated 618 cases
of acute alcoholism and thirty-nine
cases of morphinism," he says In his
report. "It Is all wrong to treat this
variety of cases In the same ward. Al
coholics should be treated In an in
ebrlato asylum; most of them on an
Indefinite sentence In the workhouse,
where. In addition to adequate treat
ment, they could bo given plenty of
work, which Is so essential In bringing
about a physical restoration. A strict
enforcement of the pharmacy law will
gradually reduce the, number of vic
tims of the drug habit.
"if there are to be further delaj In
securing a new hospital our efforts
should be concentrated on getting an
Immediate appropriation for a psycho
patio ward."
Recommendation Is mado bySuperln
tepdenf J'llpVhen tlmji 0-v,iini.ii.'.t,
or title giauuato nursed bo 'Inoieueed
from JtSO to VHo a year; that the appro
priation of $3,000 for wages of pupil
nurses be Increased to $4,000: that J7.C00
be provided for a hospital kitchen, and
$1,500 for kitchen equipment, and that
the appropriation for maintenance be
Increased from H',000 to $50,000.
Kitchen Too Small.
"The hospital kitchen." he said "wns
designed to prepare food for about 100
patients and employes, but often had
lo provide for from three to four times
this number. With no proper or ade
quate facilities for the classification of
tne utrrcreni units u nas L-een rounu
necessary to care for mental, alcoholic,
and 'dope' cases In the same wards:
medical surgical cases In others, nnd
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Wilson, Unknown
To Crowds, Votes
President Among First to Cast His
Ballot in Jersey Pri
maries. By ROBERT J. BENDER.
PRINCETON, N. J Sept. 26. Presi
dent Wilson cast his ballot in the
Democratic primaries here today un-
rernornlzed bv the crowds gathered
about the polls, and greeted by scarce- i
ly a dozen acquaintances.
The President was one of the first
to reach the polls, only thirteen hav
ing preceded him In the fire house
voting booth. Immediately after .vot
ing he left for Shadow Lawn In his
On the way to Princeton, the Presi
dent's party traveled over historic
roads, leading through scenes of the
revolutionary war, particularly the
battlefields which became famous be
fore and after the British defeat at
Along the roadsides, placards have
been posted, telling of the battles,
and the President had the chauffeur
drive slowly as ho read them to Mrs.
Smallest Will Is
Filed Here Today
Last Testament of Government
Clerk Is Postcard
The smallest document ever filed In
tho office of the 'negtster of Wills was
recorded today when the will of Thomas
Bradford Sanders, a Government clerk,
written on stationery no larger than an
ordinary postcard, was entered for pro
bate. Mr. Banders wrote the dlmunltlve will
November Si), 19H, leaving his entire es
tate to his sister, Addle Sanders, who
also Is named executrix. He died Sep
tember 19. t
Mrs. Frances W. Thomas
Left $136,000 Estate
An estate valued at $136,000 was left
by Frances W. Thomas, widow ct th
late Edward W. Thomas, former cor
poration council according to peti
tion filed In the probate court today
by Francis II. Stephens and Edward
W. Thomas, who seek to have tho will
The property Includes real estate in
M street, and nt Eighteenth Jtrent and
Park road valued at $29,000, and per
sonal property. Including notes, stocks,
and cash, amounting to $107,0W
Producers' Committee Will Look
Into Joint Efforts of Farm
ers of Country.
Storthing SnveHtigsllr.n of j1k co
operative woik of farmers throughout
the country wan started today under the
direction of tho executlvo committee of
tho Maryland and' Virginia Milk Pro
ducers' Association as the first step In
tho campulgn they contemplato follow
ing for a municipal dairy and co-operative
distribution service In Washing
ton. The executive committee Is meet
ing this afternoon In the office
of Its chairman, Judson C. Weill
ver, to consider the flrst steps In
the campaign. The resources of the
milk producors havo been carefully as
certained hy the members of the com
mittee with a view to organizing a sub
tanttal and businesslike, office from
(Continued on Second Page.)
Hebrew Clerks
May Get Leave
Those In Government Service Can
Get Off for Rosh Hashanah
' And Yom Kippur.
All members of the Hebrew faith
employed In Government departments
who can be spared will be given leave
of absence for the two holy days,
liosh Hashanah, tho new year, which
begins at sundown tomorrow, and
Yom Kippur, the day of atonement,
It Is stipulated that this time shall be
taken from the annual leave of the
clerks excused.
Arrangements for granting loave to
Hebrew clerks were made by Ilabbl
Maurice Abramson, who took the
matter up by. correspondence with the
President and members of the Cab
Passengers Fight Way to Elevators
When Big Main Bursts.
NEW YORK. Sept. 26. Vibration of
heavy traffic opposite Grand Central
terminal loosened caulking nnd caused
tho bursting of a twenty-inch water
main at Forty-second, street nnd Park
avenuo today, sending n miniature Ni
agara into the Stclnway tube.
Motormcn held their cars at the sta
tion, power was shut oTT from tho third
rail, and passengers fought their way
into the giant elevators as the water
poured Into tho tube. The flood, coming
from abpvc. drenched occupants of tho
elevators as they ascended
' iof?0 ,the wo,or tes 'were found
and the Inrush of water stopped the
tube was flooded to a depth of two feet!
Immediate vaccination of children
who are entering school this year for
ce? W.,tc:"vVoo8dvv,arfded by "-"h rti'
Vaccination against smallpox is re
quired by law of all pupils attending
the public schools of the District
"Parents aro advised to have their
family physician vaccinate such chil
dren now so that tho required certifi
cate of protection against smallpox
can bo obtained by the time tho school
opens' says the Health Officer.
''If a child Is vaccinated now It will
be T possible for the physician to de
tennlne within a week whether 'the
vacciiimiuu nan inKeu, ana to re-
vaccumie it necessary,
"In cases In which parents are too
poor to pay for such service, children
will be vaccinated by the physicians
to the poor proldcd by the District
and In some cases public dispensaries
will vaccinate free," '
flfl OVER
Gen. Bell's Advices Are Disput
ed By Secretary of "State
Gen. Scott and Others Believe
Bandit Was at the Chihua
hua Attack.
The conflict between the military and
civilian heads of the army over Villa's
participation In the Chihuahua attack
reached the proportions of a real Issue
today when Secretary of State Lansing
sided with Secretary Baker In discredit
ing General Bell's now famous Villa
"Confidential advices have been re
ceived by the State Department." Mr.
Lapsing said, "that seem to bear out
the statement of Mr. Arredondo that
Villa was not at Chihuahua; that no
arms or ammunition were taken away,
and that there were no desertions from
the Carrania force.'
Secretary Lansing said his Informa
tion come through official sources, but
he decllnod to explain further. . .
At the same time Ambassador-designate
Arredondo gave out a statement
denying Villa had a part In the affair
at Chihuahua Hidalgo today, which was
based on reports received from Mexico
City, Chihuahua, and the border.
Further Confirms Report.
Coincident with the statements made
In Washington discrediting reports of
Villa's presence In the flesh at Chi
huahua, there was a report from San
Antonio that General Bell had trans
mitted to General Funston further
Information confirming the accuracy
or his statements concerning inn.
General Bell advised General Funston
he had obtained from Carranta officers
taking part in the Chihuahua battle
Information, confirming his report of
Villa's participation In the Hidalgo
day at tick. Th;siffi'rs haie made
their why to Juarex since the fight.
uenerai Hen stanus ny nis guns.
General Funston has been quoted as
(Continued on Second Page.)
Bear Movement Sends Common
Down From 120, Yester
day's Mark, to 113.
NEW YORK. Sept. . The bears
had their Inning today with U. S, Steel
common, which led the great two
million share bull market yesterday
and established a high record at $120
a Bhare.
Profit-taking by speculators who
rode the market upward for two'
weeks, and short selling by others
who believe the crack must come
soon, sent Steel down to 113s;, off
61. from the record, during the sev
enteenth consecutive million-share
day of the present movement today.
The bull movement swung forward
In a different quarter during a morn
ing. In which 841,000. shares were
Marine common advanced 4 points to
47V4. Crucible Jumped 4 to 94)4, and
Colorado Fuel and Iron sold at 87,
an. advance of 3 points,
Gerard May Delay
Visit to America
Last-Minute Change in Plans Is
, Expected Following
j Conferences.
BERLIN. Sept. 26. Ambas ador Ger
ard, ho was to leave for Copenhagen
today to fake pas. ago for tho United
States, may chance his plans at tho
last moment.
Several members of tho German min
istry called nt tho embassy laBt night.
Their vWta followed .a coll by Foreign
Secretary von Jagow in the forenoon,
and Gerard's conference with Chamtd
lor von Bcthmann-Hollweg on Satur
day, The ambassador refused to dis
cuss these visits, but It was learned at
tho embassy that he may oven change
his plans nfter reaching Copenhagen
today and return to Beilln.
Mrs, Gerard, who has entirely re
covered from the shock she suffered
In an automobile accident yesterdny.
will uccompuny her husband, award
told reporters that he certainly cxnects
iciwrn io iserun, oven tnougli he
thoucli h
decide to go to the
Railroad Is Enjoined
From Using Shed Site
Justice McCoy todoy signed an order
permanently enjoining the East Wash
ington Heights Railroad Company from
using or maintaining a car shed at
Minnesota and Pennsylvania avenues
southeast. The court's order directs tho
uBiencmnt to remove witmn ten days
the building now at the corner. The
action was bought against the railroad
company by the District Commission
ers, wno allege mat the building waal
occupying Dubllo-DTODertw. 1
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Roberval Listed When Deck
Load Slipped in Storm and
Water Poured In.
08.WKGO, N. Y.. 8ept. 2C The
steamer Roberval, bound from Ottawa
to Oswego, went down In a storm Ave
miles off Oswego- earlv today. Six
were lost. Three survivors were res
cued. In u battered lifeboat naif filled with
nater three saJJbrs, exhausted after an
eight hours' fight with wind and waves,
arrived at the coast guard station at
2 o'clock thts morning with the story of
the slnkllng or the Roberval.
The lost are: CapU Peter Ell, Ot
tawa, owner; Mate Joe Perrlslen,
Alfred, Ontario; Cook Jennie Parent,
Ottawa; Fireman Marcelle Mcsslncr.
Henry Saguln, Hull, Quebec, and Heck
Hand Theodore LeRoy, Hull, Quebec.
-The survivors are: Engineer Philip
Trottler. Hull. Quebec; Oliver Osagen,
Ottwa. and Wheelsman Eddie Lagoe,
St. Anne, Bellevue.
In a heavy sea the Roberval's deck
load of lumber listed, and waves dash
ed Into tho craft sinking her. The crew
was washed overboard. LeRoy was
Btruck by a board and sank immedi
ately. The survivors' escape was miraculous.
Trottler was thrown Into the lifeboat,
and he picked Osagen and Lagoe from
the lake. Tho sea then dashed the life
boat away from tho wneck. Other mem
bers of the crew sought safety on tno
lumber, but a search today failed to
bring rescue nnd they are given up as
The Roberval was a steel wssel.
French Allow Two
U. S. Men at Front
Correspondents of Press Associa
tions to "Cover" War for
This Country.
PARIS, Sept. 20, The French gov
ernment has decided to credential
permanently two American corres
pondents at the French front. The
two American press associations, the
United Press and Associated Press,
hereafter will each have a man at
French headquarters.
Under this arrangement, Henry
Wood, who has been temporarily In
charge of the Paris bureau of the
United Pross, has g,one to the French
front. William Philip Slmms, Paris
manager for the United Press, who
recently spent several months In Pet
rograd and visited the Russian front,
has returned to Paris and assumed
charge of the bureau.
Two Men Sentenced on
For Carrying Weapons
Bentences of sixty and thirty days In
Jail were given today, by Judge Aukam
to men charged with carrying concealed
weapons. Walter 8prlggs,' arrested 8at-
uruay wun a rasor in tils possession,
woe Kiven sixty aays
SoTtoYeo. revofrerA jM'-daTsSce
v&Mm CnU for "ittUlUn,t
Haig's Men Take Pivotal Point in German
Defense by Storm After Day of Re
peated Victories 1,500 Prisoners
Captured in Fortress
Germans Used Captured Fortress for Weeks
As Base of Their Defense of Somme
Line From Bapaume to
LONDON, Sept. 26. Gambles, keypoint of the whole
German battle line from Bapaume to Peronne, has been cap
tured by the British after eighteen hours of most furious
battling north of the Somme.
General Haig this afternoon announced that British
troops entered Combles, overcoming German resistance.
The enemy's losses, the official report said, were severe.
Fighting was still going on in some places in the streets
of Comble when General Haig's report was filed.
The British victory, achieved after three weeks of des
perate driving against the German center, is the most strik
ing single achievement of the whole Somme offensive. It
removes one of the last two" obstacles to an Anglo-French
thrust to squeeze the Germans out of Peronne, one of the
two objectives of the great allied advance.
The capture of Combles followed a day and night of
most brilliant allied successes, including the capture of the
villages of Morval and Les Boeufs by the British, and Ran
court and Fregicourt by the French. In summing- up the
day's successful operations, General Haig reported that
l.Soo Germans were captured by the British and that more
prisoners are being brought in. The work of listing large
supplies of war material also captured' has not been com
pleted. Combles fell after thrusts by both British' and French
in yesterday's fighting drew a noose about the German gar
rison which made their escape almost impossible.
For weeks the Germ'ans had used the town, with its
wonderful system of fortifications, as a pivot point from
which to swing attacks north and south at the allies' lines.
In the last month of fighting, the British and French lines
pressed steadily forward on both sides, until the town was
in a deep pocket. It was no longer available for the Ger
mans as a pivotal point, but it still held out;- buttressing the
German line and'blocking a further allied advance.
The British not only gained this important victory, but
pressed forward in their drive toward Bapaume last night
and early today. A strong redoubt between Les Boeufs and
Guerdecourt fell before a British attack.
The French also swept forward again last night, carry
ing Fregicourt village and later repulsing German attacks
against positions won yesterday.
Berlin Admits Losses
Along Somme Front
BERLIN (via wireless to Sayville), Sept. . 26. The
loss of villages to the allied forces under one of the most
terrific attacks of the whole Somme offensive, was officially
admitted this afternoon.
"The allied infantry, after a four-day artillery duel,
launched a uniform attack between the Ancre and the
Somme," the war office stated. "The fighting commenced
anoon and went on last night with the same fury.
"Between the" Ancre and Eaucort-l'Abbaye the hostile
rimer wns stifled in niir fin nr broke down with hlnnHu
losses before our lines. The successes obtained by the
enemy east of Eaucourt-l'Abbaye, and the conquest ol vib

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