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-THE WASHINGTON TDIES: MONDAY; FEBKCARY 10, 1919. 3 The Men Who Solved the Chinese Mystery and Forced the Guilty to Confess MAJOR RAYMOND W. PULLMAN, Superintendent of Police, -who has worked sixteen hours a day untangling the Chinese mystery. Pullman himself worked as a detective, personally running down clues and doing the regular work of a plainclothes man. Only thirty-five years old and one of the youngest police heads in the country, Pullman has gained nation-wide recognition for his efficient direction of the Washington police. He was appointed superintendent in 1915. His men say of him: 'He never stops until his task is completed and then he begins on something else." He lives at 55 Ivy street southeast. INSPECTOR CLIFFORD L. GRANT, Chief of detectives and Major Pullman's right-handvman, won fame as a detective years ago, but the case just solved is one of his biggest successes. Grant is fifty-four years old and lives at 62 Bryant street north west. He was appointed to the police force in 1S92. In 1907 he was assigned to the district attorney's office. In' 1915 he was appointed chief of detectives. His success is largely due to his ability to get information from people who do not want to talk. DETECTIVE SERGEANT EDWARD J. KELLY, One of the most skillful investigators in the country. Kelly started working on the Chinese murder case as soon as Major Pullman began and has made three trips to New York, returning the first two times with the two Chinamen, Wan and his brother Van, and the third time bringing back important information. Kelly, who is thiity-six years old, lives at 1305 Ninth street northwest. He wa3 appointed to the police force in 1906 and promoted to detective sergeant in 1915. DETECTIVE SERGT. GUY E. BURLINGAME. One c the veterans of the Central Office, who has handled some oi the most difficult cases of the last ten years. Burlingame captured "Orpheum Dick" several years ago and sent to the penitentiary one of the most daring gangs of crooks that ever operated in' Washington. Burlingame was appointed in 1896 and made detective sergeant in 1906. He is fifty-two years old and lives at 1419 Twenty-second street northwest. IN TELLS 10 TORY F ER LE IE (Continued from First Page.) greetings. Almost immediately, Wu took deliberate aim and fired at Hsie. The shot went wild, and, Hsie start ing up m alarm, ran around the ta bic. Wu fired again, and again missed his target. Hsie was mak ing for the front exit of the base ment when Wu took more careful nira. This shot pierced Hsie's brain. He fell in his tracks, directly where th& police found him. Wu and Wan than sat down and discussed what to do," Wan says. While they were still talking and still very excited, they heard Dr. Wong come in. They could hear him taking off ADVERTISEMENT To Cure a Cold in One Day Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUI. .NINE (Tablets). 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Wan says he heard one shot and then an other and still another. When he quickly followed upstairs, he saw Wan bending over the prostrate form of Dr. Wong. He had shot him clean through tho heart. Together they placed over the dead man's face the overcoat he had removed only a few I t j t i 5 A Dninrvi Honrn; 9 A. M. io 6 P. M.v Pally. Here Is Where Yxou Find The Men s Neckwear YOU WANT IT IS PARKER-BRIDGET QUALITY AT A SAVING AN announcement of this kind al ways commands attention and interest. Right now it does so more than ever before,' when men's silk, neckwear of the better class Venetian silk, silk serge, basket weaves, twill silk, rep silk, taffeta silk and macadoor silk are of fered at sharply reduced prices. The ties are of a quality which the sale prices cannot affect, and come from the best European and American looms. All of our $1 Neckwear 69c (3 for $LOO) All of our $1.50, $1.65 and $2 Neckwear $1.19 . (3 for $3.50) All of our $2.50, $3 sand $3.50 Neckwear ". .$1.89 (3 for $5.50) moments before. It was the Celes tial's last mark of respect for the dead. Wan paused for a long time when he had reached this stage of the confession. He seemed, for the first time, to be a little .overcome. Sorry Wong Was Killed. "Dr. Wong was my friend," he said, by way of apology. "He knew my mothar and visited her in Shanghai. I feel vety badly that he is dead." With two dead men in the house, Wu and" Wan then went back into the basement kitchen. Wan de scribes Wu as being iery deliber ate. "He still carried his pistol in his hand," Wan says. "He had fired five shots. Suddenly he broke the revolver and emptied the empty shells on the kitchen floor. He then laid the unloaded revolver on the kitchen tabic." Wan describes himself as being very angry with Wu for killing Dr. Wong. He says he felt the murder was altogether uncalled for and very cruel, considering Wong's- wife in China, his five daughters, and his two sons. Suddenly, he confesses, he seized the empty revolver, put in two shells, and turned the weapon on Wu. Wu started to run towaid the front of the basement. Wan hit him first in the head Wu fell in his tracks. Held Close To Heart. "Then 1 went up to him, held the revolver close to his treacherous heart, and fired another bullet into him," Wan concluded, without any show of emotion. Insists He Was Justified. Wan insists the killing of Wu was justified. He says he did not cover Wu's face in death because Wu had committed a crime. The faces of both Di. Wong and Hsie were cov ered. The circumstance that care had been taken to cover the faces of two of the dead men, in accordance with Chinese custom, and that Wu's face remained uncovered, which had been puzzling the police, is thus ex plained Wan declares his one idea from the moment he murdered his friend Wu, was to get money enough to 1 "Comforts of Gome in the Lunch Room" Wilkins Perfect Coffee i Im c-rvpd exclusively by many of the imebt food hou.p in Wash , ington. At home- or "out" tins 1 good cof fe breu . has the same ''Idic.ou- fragrance. Major Pullman Reviews the Unraveling of the Mystery By MAJOR RAYMOND W. PULLMAN, Superintendent of Police. "The investigation in connection with. the great triple Chinese murder was perhaps the most intensely interesting case to occupy the attention of the District of Colvfmbia Metropolitan Police or, in fact, the attention of any police department of the United States for many years. It was the first time in this country that a very important crime had occurred in the circles of Chinese of the iefined and highly educated class. There are comparatively few members of this class in America. This greatly restricted our source of information and made our investigations exceedingly difficult. "For a week it was a case of members of the Police De partment having to match their wits with the wits of cultured Chinese, who have been educated in the best schools and col leges of America and Europe and who have back of them thou sands of years of the wonderful civilization of China. But as is always the case, the men having any connection with the crime make mistakes, and prove. the old truism that cvcd the desire to commit a crime is evidence of stupidity. "The main piece of evidence in this case was the handwriting in the check stub from which was torn the check which was pre sented at Riggs Bank. It was on this little piece of evidence which we found two days after the discovery of the crime that step by step the two Chinese were themselves convinced that then plea of an alibi was futile, that their attempt to tell a half dozen stories, proven false, about their movements, was foolish. In all of the work of questioning the men who came here as friend and brother of the friend of Mr. B. S. Wu, and who later made sus pects of themselves by telling things which we knew to be untrue, we realized that the task before us was like working low content gold ore; wp had to labor hard and spend a great deal of time to get the small but important connecting facts in the great story. "The Chinese had their own ideas about interviewing which we had to indulge, or we would not have gotten anything. When they wanted to talk about the peace conference or some other unrelated subject we had to talk on that subject, and when they were anxious to talk crime naturally we were willing to listen intently. All of us who have had a part in the questioning, In spector Grant, Detective Sergeants Burlingame and rel!y and myself, I am sure have keenly enjoyed their philosophy and views of life and events. "I greatly appreciate the co-operation which has been given to the police by law-abiding Chinese.' by citizens of Washington, and by most of the newspapers in the careful handling of facte and for npt publishing information which the police knew would retard their work and perhaps kill the case. This co-operation has been almost perfect. To Mr. Frank P. Fenwick, proprietor of the Dewey Hotel, who extended the hospitality of his establish ment to the friendo cf Wu and the former guest of the mission, I cannot express too hearty thanks. It was a great demonstra tion of public spirit of the finest kind, and his tact and the care of members of his staff in keeping the matter secret was the only thing that made possible the careful police investigation, and the courtesy is one which the police and the people of the whole city of Washington must surely appreciate. "I also greatly appreciate the courtesy and co-operation of officials of the Riggs National Bank. Had it not been for their alertness and care in handling the forged check for $5,000 and promptly notifying the police as soon as this crime was discov ered, we would have missed a very important piece of evidence on which to proceed with our investigation. "The interest taken in the case, toe, by Mrs. Mary K. Harris, proprietor, and Mr. Charles Linkins, attorney of the 'Harris Hotel, where Wan had registered during pail of the same period when he was a guest at the Chinese Educational Mission, is also greatly appreciated by the police. "To Inspector Grant and the six or eight men who have workod day and night on the case, especially to Detective Ser geants Burlingame and Kelly, who were sent out on the midnight tvain on tlir day of the discovery of the, murder and who promptly located Wu's friends before 9 o'clock the next morning, I want to extend commendation for their tact, great patience and efficiency, especially for their patience." Major Pullman said that the "premature" publication of the fact that Wan and Van were being held at the Dewey Hotel was respon sible for the actual arrest of the two men two davs earlier than was planned. He charges an afternoon newspaper (NOT THE TIMES) with violating the confidence of the police, and breaking an agree ment joined in by all ihe newspapers not to disclose the location of the two Chinese suspects. I charged with being an accomplice after the fact "It is up to a jury to decide whether Van was also -guilty or not," the police say. Pullman Is Satisfied. , Upon learning from Inspector Grant of the confession, Major Pullman declared himself confident that Wan was telling the truth. "Every detail offhIs confession fits into the facts we have uncovered," he declared to The Times. "Wan has nothing to gain by naming Wu, be cause he is just as bad off with a confession of one murder against him as he would be with three. I am certain tho mystery is solved at last and that further elaboration of Wan's confession will clean the thing up before night" Coolness Existed. The police know that a coolness ex isted between Ben Sen Wu and C. H. Hsie, the man Wan claims Wu shot They have learned there was quite a little jealousy between the men. Thv have also learned that Wu led more or less of a "gray" life, and did mnay tilings which he concealed from his patron and employer. Dr. Wong. If Wu was a traitor to the men with whom he lived, the police claim that many heretofore perplexing points will be explained. They have been j amazed from the start that no one of the three murdered men were able to escape or Rive the alarm, especially if there was only one assailant ln-k' volvcd. They say they know thatj Wu must have been at least a party i to the murder if not an active par- j Ucipant. j The start of Wan s confession came last night Taking Inspector Grant aside last night. Wan declared he wanted to tell, him a "secret" Arter a loner preamble, in which Wan said ho had had certain matters "on hi3 soul" which he had not' wanted to discuss with the police, he told something of his newest and most startling version of the triple crhne. As a result. Inspector Grant . decided to again re-enact the murder with Wan. Wan declared "he had helc' out so , long" for tho purpose of protecting; the name of another man. He ex-' plained that it is the Chinese cus- torn never to talis of a crime or re-; veal how it happened after its rom-1 mission. He said it was the Chinese j theory that once a murder had been ' committed, it was best to say no more, since the dead could not be re-j called. He said this tradition was ' all the more imperative if one's good friends are involved. He claimed his long silence and conflicting statements came through his desire to shield Wu's name. Corroborate Van He insists his brother was not with him and did not even know where he was. This corresponds to "Van's own claim, that he spent Wednesday even irur In a picture house. When asked how long he had stayed thehe, he said he did not know exactly but that he saw the show "over and over." Wan explains the filling out of tho check stub, after the check had been forged, by the statement that he wanted everything to look "regular." When it was explained to him that it was this ch,eck stub which led t' the knowledge of the forged check, he said that it wes his intention of concealing the forgery by filling in the stub, so as to make it appear that Or. Wong had done it in -the usual way. While the blank check was stolen before the shooting, the forgery according to Wan, did not take place until afterward. Wan'8 Many Theories. Wan's confession comes after a desperate effort on his part to mis lead and confuse the police. He has racked his brain to provide "theories" to account for the killing. it was Wan who first suggested to them that Dr. Wong might have been killed by political enemies. The police in vestigation showed that the educator had no political' aspirations or con nections. Then Wan suggested that It might have been a disgruntled student A) police search Vailed to show that any student ever threatened the director of the mission or had any reason to desire his death. Then Wan spoke of the Chinese laira- : dryman. who did Dr. Wong's work. He tnlrT llift nnl1f that Tt- U'nnff Hail fari words with the man. nad told him he did not wapt him to come inside the house because he was "too dirty looking.' The police discovered that Ufe laundry man was perfectly harmless and could account for himself on the night of the killing. As a fourth theory Wan told the police ofWu'3 many women friends, insinuating that he had a great many he would never have cared to intro duce to his employer. Dr. Wong. Helen Wong, the bereaved daush tei'of tne dead director of tho mis sion, was told of the arrests in the case lata yesterday. "It is a great relief from suspense," she said sadly when she had learned briefly of tn,e evidence against tho tw o men. "The uncertainty, the mys tery, the fear that my father might b.we had powerful enemies was very Distressing. I shall be glad to see the guilty men brought to justice. Whoever did thi3 crime held life ter ribly cheap, and my father's life was po valuable to the country and to my mother and us children." 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