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lis THE WASHINGTON TDIES.FRIDAY, JULY i'G. 191S. ., BEER PLANS STREET CAR BELT UNE FOR US. HERS Br BILL PRICE. John A. Beeler, the traffic expert, has submitted a plan for an "Army and Navy Belt Line," hooking up the electric railways of' Washington to serve the. thousands of Government workers In the Potomac Park and Sixth and B street sections of Wash ington on a one-fare basis. The plan, , primarily Intended to meet the demands that have arisen to care for Immense numbers of Gov ernment clerks In the territory men tioned, la of significance to the peo ple generally of Washington in that It Initiates, if it should ever become effective, "universal" transfers and Joint operation of the two Independ ent car companies of the city. Plan Before Officials. Th"e scheme has been submitted 'to the War and Navy departments by the Public Utilities Commission, which was, originally requested to nave Mr. Beeler study the needs of the clerks In Potomac Park and in the vicinity of Sixth and B streets and make report. Sir. Beeler finds that within a few months, when buildings now in course of erection are completed, 24.200 em ployes of the Government will be working in the Potomac Park section. Of this number the War Department will have 0.550. the Navy 8.000. the War Trade Board 2.000, food admlnls- tlon 2.000. fuel 000, Council of Na tional Defense 800, and the Bed Cross 650. In the group of buildings In the Sixth and B streets section, including those in the park along Four-and a balf street and Ohio avenue, there are or'noonSvlIl be 18.330 employes, most ly belonging to the Ordnance Bureau. Signal Corps, and Surgeon General of the War Department. One-Line Service. The thousands of Potomac Park workers are now served by the Eighteenth street line of the Capital Traction Company, running to Vir ginia avenue. This line, put In oper ation about June I, was originally In tended, to serve pleasure seekers In Potomac Park. Employes who live on the lines of the Washington Railway, and Electric Com pany roust walls, from the nearest lines of that company to their work or pay two fares, one over each line. The War and Navy officials are anx ious to have such extensions made as vQ enable employes to be transported to and from their work for one .fare. These .officials recognize that the street railways cannot be asked to bear all the financial burden to serve what may be temporary business only, and the plans they have In mind are to furnish the money for whatever scheme U agreed upon to supplement the existing trans portation facilities, exceedingly meager and poor. . Plans Belt Line. Mr. Beeler's scheme, as outlined in the map herewith printed, is a belt line connecting certain lines of the two railway systems of , the city In such a way as to give quick trans portation to the employes of the Gov ernment. This would be done by building a double track from the loop of the Capital Traction Company In Potomac Park along B street in an easterly direction to Fourteenth, where It would connect with the Fourteenth street line of the Wash ington Railway and Electric Com pany; thence continuing east to Sev enth street, using part of the line of the Virginia railway and part of the W H. & E., where available. The line would then turn north on Sev enth street, to Florida" avenue, and thence west to Ninth and U streets, going west on U all the way to U and Florida avenue, where a connecting link would be built In a southwest erly direction to meet the Connecti cut avenue line of the W. R. & E-, following Connecticut avenue south to Seventeenth and H streets, where another line would be put down to Pennsylvania avenue, connecting the Capital Traction lines in" that vicin 5ty The scheme would connect every downtown line of the two roads and would give the belt line cars trans fers to ight points of the Capital Traction line and twelve points of tbe'W. R. and E. Company. Pau Throng's City. The new route, Mr. Beeler points out, will pass through the most thickly settled portions of the city, and put the great bulk of all govern mental and business activities within m. short distance. The existing tracks that would be nsed would be 3.2 miles of the Capital Traction Company, 1.2 miles of the W. R. and E. and require 1.5 miles of new construction. Thirty-seven minutes running time would be required to go around the entire belt. Mr. Beeler suggests that the route could be operated jointly by the two companies, or that the Capital Trac tion might operate cars In one direc tion and the Washington Railway and Electric In the other He favors the latter plan, because It would tnake the two companies more or less Independent and the public would have the option of traveling as It might desire, all the time maintaining Important transfer privileges which It does not now get. The construction work'would prob ably cost $650,000, in addition to cer tain street work that might make the- total run close to $800,000. THgn of Scrap. There were today signs of a iblg crap In the air over the proposed Ian, one of the car companies being Strongly opposed to It and the otner willing to enter any arrangement that will prove beneficial to the public The people of Washington, If the service over the loop should prove to be good, would have the choice of any of several routes. Mr. Beel ar feels that the plan would divert some of the congestion over the Fourteenth street line and turn the traffic around by the Seventh street Route of Proposed Street Car Belt Line I 7 1 Ti ; --. tJ? iK - : r- - - i " ' - n tc i ii i w I k" y- J- 1 A ' ' st J.. LE ' I- , , I 5 I h-t r-1 B ,t t rL i' i-1 " rl , r- Is . V I I JQrf t ssifr sw. ceoajw ami JVHC IU POUTS OF Apficposeo m&tr we aww ear line ZHOfflNG CONHeCTMNS WITH XB71NG UNtt sjsjssi PR0Mtte9KT UHS 1 . coMMrcnoM ifnf vrmt intent uia - rM&tjrt: Mic Hurts. or Connecticut avenue branches of the loop. Army engineers of the office of the chief of enr'neers of the War Department are now working upon plans for railway extensions to ban' die' the Potomac Park and other traffic Gen. W. M. Black, chief of engineers, will consider the Beeler plan, which was asked for, but the last reports indicated that the engi neers were not disposed to go Into any scheme of the proportions advo cated by Mr. Beeler, who has in mind the service of the public gen erally along with the special needs of Potomac Park. Engineers' Ilea. The idea of some of the engineers at work for General Black Is to build a line along B street from Potonfac Park to Fourteenth' street to connect with the cars of the W. R. and E. line, thus giving employes access to the lines of that fbad on a one-fare basis and at the same time rendering both of the Washington JInes acces sible to the Potomac Park employes. This plan would leave the operation of cars on the two lines Independent and involve no hooking up or differ ences over operation or fares. Cars over the various lines of the W. R. and E. company could be diverted to Fourteenth street and the B street new line from different directions, as traffic needs demanded. WALL ST. MAMET OPENING IS QUIET ON STOCK EXCHANGE. Few Important Price Changes as Session Starts Steel Common Opens Fractionally Higher Re public Iron and 8tee! Displays Unusual Strength.- Tuterday. . - liM CIom. . Hlih. Low. P.M. 23J5 Mo Pacific. .J&H. 23X 232S 5714 Mo Pac pf... 57J 57X 57.'4 66)4 Mont Power. 66 66 66 94 Mont P'wr pf 101 101M 10114 CAPTAIN SAW U-BOAT OFF NEW YORK HARBOR BOSTON, July 26. The captain of a coal steamer now at this port believes he sighted a large German submarine off Fire Island, N. T. last Sunday at noon. He was confident she was a German, he said, aa her superstruc ture was different from that of American undersea boats. She was lying on the' surface a mile distant. There was a light fog at the time and the captain of the coaler ex pressed the opinion that the haze and the steamer's camouflage prevented the submarine from sighting him. He estimated the length of the sub mersible at between 300 and 400 feet. RAINCOAT MAKERS ASK BAKER TO PROBE CHARGE NEW TORK. July 20. Officials of the C. Kenyon Company, of Brooklyn, manufacturers of raincoats, four of whose employes are charged with haing conspiredtO supply defective garments to the United States army authorities In a telegram to Secretary Baker yesterday, demanded an Im mediate and thorough investigation "by some person or board in whom you have Implicit confidence." The company had a contract with the Government to supply 700.000 raincoats at $5.50 each. THREE NAVY DEATHS LISTED BY DEPARTMENT The Navy Department announced three casualties today. Including: Henry B. Valpey, gunner's mate, U. S. N. R-, Everett, Mass, attached to U. S. S. Warrington, lost at sea, July 21. Fred L. Bolder, fireman, T7. S. N., SwiU City. IncL. of U. S. S. Von Steuben, disappeared at sea, July 16 John J. A. Malone, seaman. U, S. N. R.. New York, of U. S. S. Granite, drowned canoeing July 24 at New York. BENEFIT FETE FR NURSERY. A lawn fete for the benefit of Holy Family Day Nursery irlll be held Tues day evening on the grounds of the nursery l Fourth street northwest. Ice cream and cake will be served, and the Marine Band will give a concert. A similar affair will be held the following Thursday at the home of P. T. Moran. 1727 Columbia road northwest. D. C. TEACHERS GIVEN JOBS. School teachers of the District of Co lumbia hare the opportunity of gaining employment In the Government depart ments during three months of the sum- mf- r&fi.tIon. aecormncr to fin lnnounrm ment by the Civil Service Commlsslonj today. One big Idea ta save wheat eat potatoes. NEW YORK, July 2d The stock market opened quiet today, with few important price changes because of the absence of i confirmation of the favorable war reports circulated yes- leraay aiternoon. steel common opened K higher at 10714. and then reacted to 106. while Baldwin. which opened higher at 91. react ed H. Republic Iron and Steel displayed unusual strength, moving up T4 to 92. while Marine preferred was higher at 99i. The dealings on the stock exchange continued quiet durjng the forenoon. Prices receded fractionally after the start, and then firmed toward noon. ftitrrday 1 Close 16 Advt Rnmley 3J4 Alaska G M.. 33 AlllB-Chal... Als-Cnam pf. 47! Am. Can 93J4 Am-Canpf. .. 4l Am Cot Oil.. 19 Am H & Ii.. 66 Am Loco.... 130 Am Sam Tob. 129& 1235s 129 73 A Steel Pfly. 75 74 74 IUh. LowVP.M, 16 15li 16 3'A 33 82 47J4 93J4 42 19 66 3Ji 33 B2U 9314 42!i 19 67 3Ja 33 82? 47J4 93J4 42 19 67' 95 59J4 95 28 E6J4 85U 91 54K 83 41 73 67 24 63 77 'A Am Smelt'g. ASmelpt.. 1C9 Am Sugar... 95 Am Tel & T. 594 Am Woolen.. Am Wool pf. 28 Am W P pf. 266 Anaconda ... Atchison.... 90 Bald Loco... 55 Bait & Ohio. 62 Beth SU B... Brook R T.. Burns Bros.. 151 Can Pacific. . 24J4 Chi. O W pf. 4214 CM&SP.. C M & S P pf Cen Leather. 18 J4 Cal Petrol.. 84 Chandler M.. Ches &Ohio- CR I & P R. CRI&P6 WL. CRI&P7W1.. 16 Chile Copper 39 Chin C Cop.. 46 ColF&I... 43 Corn Prod... 66!4 Crucible SU. 20S4 Cuba C Sag. 80 Cabs C S pf. D & It Q pf. 55J4 fctll Secur. 84 Dome Mines. lbJ- Erie 15 4 Erie O Lien. 54 145 Gen Elec.... Gen Clg Co. 154J4 Gen-Iotors. 64 Goodrl 1 P 79J4 Granby Mln Gt North pf. 31 Gt Nor Ore.. 45 Bask & Bar.. 53 Ins Copper.. 30J4 Int Nickel... c6 Int Paper.... 82 Lack Steel... Leo R & Tire 53 Lehigh VaL 25J4 Loose-Wiles 97 Manhattan . 97 Marine pfd.. 28!4 Maxwell M C 55 Max 1st pf... 21J4 Max M 2d pf. 99)4 Mexican Pet. 100 51 Midvalo StL. b2X. 78 78'4 78 105 105 105 110 110 110 94 6914 95 23- 66X 85 90 J4 54 81 41 94 5914 95 28 66 85 91 54 83U 41 126 126 126 150 150 150 24U Ztii 24 41 73J4 67 18 85 SS'4, 24 63 74 16 40 46 43 66 29 81 6 56 8 15 54 144!! 144K 144M 48 43 48 157J4 154 155 46!4 46 46 78 78 78 90 31 45 53 30 26 82 19 58 25 98 97 28 55 42 74J 67 18 85 56 24 67 74 16 W'A 46 44 67 30 81 6 57 8 91 31 45 53 30 36 "84 20 58 25 98 93 28 65 22 42J4 74 '4 67 18 85 56 24 67 74 16 40 46 44 67 29 81 6 57 8 15 54 91 31 45 53 30 36 E4 20 58 25 98 97 28 55 22 22 93 99 51 52 Nat Acme. Nat Biscuit. 18 NatC&C... Not C Cop.. N Y Cent... 40 N Y NH&H. 87 Nor Pacific... Nor & West. 38 Ohio Gas.'.. Ohio F S... 44 PennRR... Pitts Coal... 38 F"-rcj-Arrow 81X- "'val pf. 34 Vi i J WVa 69; it t - SU Car 23 Ra, Con Cop 61 By 'SU Sprgs RySS pf... 88 Reading -.. 91 R.L& Steel. 7 Saxon jMotr. Shattock A C 31 Sinclair Oil. 141 Sears Ro'bk. 30 93 18 19 71 40 87 30 30 92. 92 18 19 71 40 87 102 102 102 37 37 37 42 44 '50 39 81 34 69 23 42 44 51 39 81 34 69 23 61 74 89 92 7 16 31 18 19 71 40 87 42 44 51 39 , 81 34 69 !3 61 ' 61 74 88 91 7 16 31 74 88 92 7 16 31 Ml 141 141 .23 Southern Ry. 23 23 23 45 Studebakcr.': 46 45 46 11SL&SF... 11 11 11 151 Texas Co... 153 151! 152 69 Tobac Prod. 70 68 70 Un"w'd Type- 105 105 105 33s Un Al Steel. 33 Un Pa pf.... 79 101 U CiB Stores 101 101 125 United Fruit 126 126 128 U S Ind Al. 129 128 U Realty Imp 13 107 U S Steel.. 1C8 111 O S Steel pf. 111 111 lUJi 0 Utah Copper 81 40 Wabash pf A 40 West Pacific. 22 38 33 73 79 101 126 129 J3H 13 106 107 White M 42 Wilson pf...' 20 Willys-Over. 65 Wor Pmp M. W P M pf A. W P M pf B. 95 20 67 90 70 81 39 22 42 9) 20 66 90' 69 81 J9 22 42 95 20 66 90 70 BALTIMORE GRAIN MARKET. BALTIMORE, July 26. Wheat Ac tive firm; No. 2 red .winter, 2.33X; No. 2 red garlic, $2.33; receipts, 106,769 bushels; shipments, 81,100. Corn Steady at decline: contract mixed, $1.70; nearby receipts, 7,931 bushels shipments, 6,201. Oats Quiet: No. 3 white domestic, Slttc asked; receipts, 20.221 bushels; shipcmntA, 6.990. Rye Steady: No. 2 western export new, S1.70; receipts, 396 bushels; shipments, 11,231. Hay Steady on better grades. Flour Good demarid; unchanged. VELA LOOTS TRAINS WHILE MOVING NORTH EL PASO, Tex., July 20. Francisco Villa Is moving in the direction of the American border at OJInaga with a herd of COO mules and 250 bars of silver which he expects to exchange for ammunition, according to con firmed reports from Chihuahua City received here late today. Sunday. Villa, with 400 men. raided JImenex. robbed two passenger trains ana killed a number of guards. Un usual activity is reported from OJIn aga ana reaeral reinforcements and munitions are being rushed there from Juarez. D. C. MEN NAMED ON BOARD. Three Washington men have been appointed to the board of trustees of the American Institute of Baking, It was announced today. They are C. I. Corby. R. L. Corby, and Lewis Holmes. The institute Is being organized to conduct thorough research work re lating to the science of baking. An endowment fund of $1,000,000 Is in process of being raised. The War Savings Pledge Card, watch yon can fill ant and sign, is a little note written to Uncle Sam as aurlna- yon are with kirn In the war and Intend t stay with him. THE LOCAL MARKET TRADING IS DULL ON CAPI TAL EXCHANGE. -f- Only Sale Consists of Five Shares of Mergenthaler Stock at Frac tional Advance Over Last Previ ous Sale Review of the Week's Activity,. There was ndt much desire to trade on the Washington Stock Ex change today. The only .sale made on the floor of the exchange was five' shares of Mergenthaler stock at 112 U, a frao tlonal rise over the price of the last sale. Total sales for the week ending July 26 on the exchange here were stronger than any previous week for several months. Sales were as follows: Bonds, $21,600; script, $1,- 3S9; stock, 231. TODAY'S SALES. After call Mergenthaler. 5Q112. LOCAL BOND MARkET. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. U. S. Reg. 2's 98U ... U. S. Coupon 2's, 98V& ... U. S. Reg. 3's 99H ' U. S. Coupon 3's 97 ... U. S. Reg. Ts 1064 ... U. S. Coupon 4's 106s ... D. a 3.65's ' 100 Liberty Loan 3H's 9986 ... Second Liberty Loan 4's. 93.72 . . Conv. Liberty Loan 4's.. 91.44 ... Second Lib. Loan 1st 4U's 91.50 ... Second Lib. Loan 2d 4 U's 9X61 ... Third Lib. Loan Ill's... 05 58 ..." GAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas 5's 99 Washington Gas 5's.... 954 06 i CoL Gas & Elec 5's -60 S3. CoL Gas & Elect Deb. 5's 75 80 RAILROAD BONDS. Cap. Traction R. R. 5's.. 91 U 100 Metropolitan R. R. 5's.. .. 97 Wash. Ry. & Elec 4's... 68 69 Wash., B. & A. 6's 80 ..V MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Elec Cons. JPs. 91 95 Potomac Elec Lt 5's.. 98 100 a & P. Telephone 5's... 97U 08H Amer. Tel. & TeL 4's 86 Araer. TeL & TeL IVi's.. 82 83 Am. T. & T. C'fl Tr. 5's 8714 88 Am. Graphophone 1st Cs. 90 94 D. C Paper Mfg. 6"s... 98 100, Wash. Market 5's (1927) . 05 .. Wash. -Market 5's (1947) 93 W. M. Cold Storage 5's. 91 ... Sec Stge. & Safe Dep. 6's ... 101 N. & W. Steamboat 5's.. 100 Rlggs Real., 5's (long). .. 97 RIggs Real. 6's (short). .. 98 U. & Realty 5's 101 v PUBLIC UTILITT STOCKS. Capital Traction SS 89 Wash. Ry. & Elec, com. 48 60 Wash. Ry. & Elec com. 48 60 N. & W. Steamboat.... 157 170 Washington Gas 544 66 Columbia Gas & Elec. 33 ... Am. Tel. & TeL 95 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype. Ill 113 Lanston Monotype 57 CI NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American Nat. Bank.... 140 152 Columbia Nat. Bank.... 205 Commercial Nat. Bank.. ISO 195 District Nat. Bank, HOT Far. & Mech. Nat VBank. 230 210 Federal Nat. Bank 170 Lincoln Nat. Bank 160 Nat. Met. Bank 200 Riggs Nat. Bank 410 , 450 Second Nat. Bank 125 Nat. Bsnk of Wash 230 . TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. Amer. Sec & Trust 210 230 National Sav. & Trust.. 280 290 Union Tust: 120 Wash. Loan & Trust.. 210 250 Continental Trust 115 118 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Home Savings 420 Bank of Com. & Sav.... 12 East Wash. Sav. Bank.. 11 Sec Sav. & Com. Bk.... 15 ... FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington Fire Ins 8 10 Corcoran Fire Ins 83 Firemen's Fire ins 18 ... Ger.-Amer. Fire Ins.... 210 Nat. Union Fire Ins.... 5 6V, TITLE INSURANOE STOCKS. Columbia Title Ins 4 S Real Estate Title Ins 80 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln Sacks ISO D. C Paper Mfg. Co.... 00 Grapho Com. 68 ... Merch. Tran. & Storage. 110 120 Security Storage 185 Washington Market .... 164 ... V. S. BealtyJCo. 12'.i .... GAMBLE ALLEGES WERRES GOT BOOZE THAT LEOTO DftTH (Continued from First Page.) alive; to relate how he toU her that he had been hired by the soldiers to take them for a car ride about the city. Mrs. Werres will be asked to Identify the dead man's pocketbook. found near the scene- of the crime: the ring that was taken from his finger: the stickpin that was taken from his scarf, and the Panama hat which Clarence Flnnlgan exhibited today as being the hat found near the dead man's body. Mrs. Sara.V. Farllng, who'Teeently retired as police woman of the wasn Ington Police Department, (s at court today to testify for the Common wealth. When the two soldiers were taken to Alexandria county from Richmond, Mrs. Farllng was assigned! with several detectives from the de partraent to work on the case The Commonwealth will ask her to. relate certain of the circumstances surrounding the finding of the' body. Dldat "Bother" Gamble. ., It Is alleged ,that as a searching party directed y Newman and Gamble neared the- scene of the; crime, Newman buried his face in'hls hands and said he did not wish to view the body. Gamble, on the other band, according to testimony by Sheriff Fields, declared: "It ain't bothering me a damn bit." Mrs. Farllng was present when this and other statements were made. Her testimony is expected to have a bearing upon the actions nd de meanor of the two soldiers, s, Several soldiers from nearby camps were in court today. Detective Sergeant. Joseph Grant of the Washington Polico Department returned to the witness stand" today to be cross-examined more fully In regard to tne alleged confession he got from Gamble In Richmond. He will probably be recalled by the de-J . 1 Werres directed the search for the whiskey that later crazed Gamble and Newman' and resulted in the Washington man's death, according to counsel for Gamble If Games- and Newman killed Werres by beating his head with a beer bottle and an Iron bar, a-J charged In the indictments, they were intoxicated at the time and their vic tim was also under the influencev)f whiskey, according to the defense. Query Pat to Detective. The ,Urst Intimation that this would be the line of defense offered was made today when counsel for Gamble recalled Detective James Armstrong, of theWashington detec tive department, to the witness stand and asked it Gamble did not tell him after the tatter's arrest in Richmond that Werres took Newman oh a search for whiskey In Washington and that he Anally located it. Armstrong denied that Gamble had made any such statement. The ssjne question was put to De fective josepn urant, wnen ne was recalled to the witness stand today for cross-examination. 1 In a statement to The Times repre sentative. Gamble said: "We wc . all utlnklng on the night of the killing. For three mr-r.ths previous to that affair I hid been drinking heavily and at times hardly knew what I was- about. When we took that ride with Werres he was drinklngV with Nawman and roe." M Werrr as As(rtuor, It was Intimated today that the de fense may seek to show that Werres was the Instigator of the quarrel that finally ended In his death. The Com monwealth, admits that Werres en gaged in an argument with the two soldiers because they wanted him to drive them in the direction of Rich mond. It Is admitted by both .-prosecution and defense that the soldiers alio weed him to turn ils car around and start back toward Washington. The killing took place after they had come back over nearly a mile of the course. Attorneys H. R. Thomas and Amos C. Crounse. counsel for Gamble.' be gan their attack on the alleged Gam ble confession yesterday afternoon, and for three hours fought against admitting It as evidence. The twelve Jurors, suffering from the Intense heat In the courtroom, re moved their coats and settled down to their duty In a businesslike way. One sally after another was made by counsel for Gamble against the evidence given by Sergt. S. T. Golds by, of the Richmond police depart ment, and by Detective Sergeants Grant and Armstrong, of the Wash ington detective department. Sergeant Goldsby arrested Gamble. Newman, and the Burgess woman In Richmond'' after Werres' death. He admitted, under cross-examination, that" he had told the two soldiers that "it will go easier with you If yBu make a clean breast of the whole affair." Considered Them Deserters. The Richmond officer contended, however, that he meant it would go easier with them before a court mariaL since he was under the Im pression at that time that they were only deserters. Nothing was known at that time of the Werres killing. Counsel for Gamble moved that all testimony of Sergesnt Goldsby be stricken from the evidence, because he had held out a reward to them to get a confession. The motion was overruled. An exception was noted. Detective James Armstrong, of Washington, who went with Detec tive Grant to Richmond to investi gate the case and bring the soldiers from Camp Lee. where they were held as deserters, testified that when the two soldiers were taken to Richmond detective headquarters, he had said: "What you say now may be used for or against you." Attorney Crounse contended that this statement could be construed by Gamble to mean that If he made a confession it might be used to his ad vantage. He moved to throw out the confession and exclude all testimony of Armstrong which bay have a bear ing on a confession. An exception was noted when the motion was over ruled by Judge John T. Goolrlck. Confession sf Gamble. - At this Juncture. Commonwealth Attorney Ball exhibited the so-called Gamble confession. It was identified by Armstrong and read A.o the Jury. In it. Gamble told how with New man, he had gone to Washington with Kathleen Burgess; how they had en gaged Werres to take them Into Vlr- Proseeutor of Soldiers In w Werres Case ' " smsmsmsmBs&rsMSsR7.' 'IV JXLnmsmfllR BmBmBmBmBmBMVtJSBaP'r f!SflsBBBslSBBl smsmsmsmHP - - SfsamsmHmB smsmsmsmT HmHH Hsisv' 'k ? c wBem K j " K ft j yf& --, --f-jy - siHB SmsmsmV t XxSmissHiMSmLmHfe JsmmHkS smsmsmV -tJsBamsmBsmsmsmK5lSimHsmi sHHHHHH'' -v ,KiMs-s-s-s-s-r .-y -if slsiB -::afllmHP!imsimBsP -wRpS sisisisisiB JslsislsisisirlsislBHS l B3-fl-i HsaiiBaR-" iisfHHP '" taLl smsmsmsmsmBBBS ' "':SWM SmHH msmsmsmsmmBsS Slmsml HP ,-. '--JmHH smsmsmsmBsW 1 '- KssmBI smsmsmsmHsSsmm - V -rJ - HsmSS SsmsmsmsmsmsmsmK 'i3&& S" 'IHsSmHi sHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIk &: ' . ; ,V-- iissHHHlBsi ' smsmsmsmsmsmsmsmA 1M ' SsmsmsmB' T" FRANK BALL, Commonwealth Attorney h6T Alexandria county who is conducting; the prosecution of Charles E. Gamble, one of. the trio charged with the kiUJng of John P. Werres, Washington jitney driver. t glnla; how they had done him to death and hidden his body near the roadside In Alexandria county. In the alleged confession .Gamble said he had struck Werres only one blow, and that with a near-beer" bottle Newman. he claimed, struck Werres with, the bar of iron, causlnr- his death. Armstrong denied7 that Gamble had told him, while en route, fromf Richmond to Alexandria onfMay 18 last, tnat b was drunk on the night of the killing. "He told me he had only some near- beer." Armstrong said. Detective Grant, who prepared the con- tejsion inai uaznoie signed, icsuueu uui he used only'Iacs given by (Gamble hlm- seir Gamble, he said, came inu-a.room at Richmond, where he was and asked: If Robert should say that you seory was untrue and that you had murdered a man and .then robbed him and made off with his automobile, what would, you sayT" Grant quoted Gamble as saying: "'Newman wouldn't say any such, thing. " "But suppose he did say ltT" Grant said he asked him. " "I would say it was a He," he said Gamble replied. s- Grant then said he exhibited New- mans signed confession, in which Newman admitted striking Werres, but claimed that Gamble bad struck the fatal blow with a bar of Iron. t Calls Newman Slayer. -fThe first part of that statement IS true," Gamble was quoted as say ing, "but the last Is not. I hit Werres one. time, but if. was Bob Newman who killed him with that bar of Iron." Grant Identified a pocketbook found near the body of Werres as being that of the -Jitney driver. Its ad mitted as evidence. Xhe dead man's slck Sin and ring, taken from him after the recovery of his body, were also, admitted as evidence. The stick pin was bent, showing, according to" rne Commonweaun attorney, r ini Werres had been struck In the chest after mrtlng his head crushed. Gamble, who, during the selection of a Jury, which consumed three days, sar erect and Indifferent to the pro ceedings, has begun to take a lively Interest In the proceedings. During the examination of the Washington detectives yesterday afternoon ' and this morning, he frequently held whispered conlerences with his coun sel. Uurgea Mrs. BargeM Case. Demand for a trial for his client as soon as the trial of Charles E. Gamble is concluded will be made by Judge William Gloth, counsel for Kathleen Burgess. Falling to have the case called for trial. Judge Gloth will resort to habeas corpus proceedings In an ef fort to have the Burgess woman re leased from the Alexandria county Jail. "There ts absolutely nothing on which they can hojd this girl," Judge Gloth told The Times representative. "She merely was" a victim of circum stances. I can secure her freedom merely by using the statement of Commonwealth Attorney Frank Ball before the Jury yesterday." During the course of his state ment to the Jury, Mr. Ball said, among other things, that when Gamble and Robert L. Newman, the other soldier Implicated in the killing of the Wash ington Jitney driver, proposed that they get him out of town and take his life that the Burgess girl objected and threatened to return to her home in Laurel. Md. Mr. Ball further said that after the jitney driver had been done to death onthe Alexahdria county roadside thst Kathleen Burgess became hys terical and berated the soldiers. At that, Mr. Ball said, the woman was threatened, with the same fate "The girls conditions demands that she be given attention In her home." Judge Gloth said today, "and there Is no Justice In holding her In Jail. Coroner On Stand. Dr. S. T Ashton. for the last six teen years coroner of Alexandria 1 county, testified as to thj condition of Werres Ijody on the day of th inquest. The coroner described a fracture on the right side of the head and said the left side of the head was more or lss crushed. On direct examination be said: "Any one of those wounds would necessarily have caused death." The coroner said that he' could not state how many blows were struck. On cross-examination he. admitted that the fracture on the right side of the head may not have proved fatal The defense sought to show that the -hat which Werres wore at the time of the killing was sufficiently cushioned to absorb much, of the shock of the blow. ' It was this blow on the right aide that Gamble In his confession admit ted Inflicting. The left, side of o fate and head was crushed iy New man, who used an lion bar, according to Gamble. BLIND FRENCH SOLDIERS SEND GREETINGS TOES. Greetings to America from 313 blind French officers and privates.' beneficiaries of the New. York Perma nent Blind Relief War Fund, reached the State -Department today. "They lost their eyesight," said the message, "on the battlefields of Flanders, the Sotnme. Champagne or Verdun, andyare consoled and un- uucraoiy nappy m seeing- me aay come near, when, thanks "to "the co operation of the American army and allied nations, the clvlllxed world will eap the reward of the sacrifice they maae. - w . . FRAjNK J. HAYES BACK. Frank J. 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