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?Judfe Stopped Just Short of
Mortally Offending Her
Old Friends.
Onetinut Da Bouchelle'a own story
?/ kar broken romance with Ata
O. Candlar, wealthiest man of the
South, as told to Martha Randolph
?/ the Atlanta Georgian.
afrw?ht' i*U? ?* Cosmopolitan News
-arvic? and th? Oeorgia ? Company.)
(All right araserved.)
ATLANTA, Qa., Oct 21.?When
?*F inve?tlgators began their in
quiries as to the source of the
slander that had caused the
estrangement between Asa Can
dler and myself, it was a matter
gjOf the utmost simplicity to trace
?very move of the family of Mr.
*They found that even before
?he engagement had been an
nounced that Etekiel Candler, a
*or"*er Mississippi Congressman,
bad been snooping around en
deavoring to discover something
that might reflect on me. His
report was evidently not satisfac
tory to the Candiere, for, as far
?s I know, he then retired from
the field and left the task to
maybe abler, but likely more un
scrupulous, persons.
?Judge Home Snooper.
Then after tbe engagement had
been announced came jauge John 8.
Candler to New Orleans, tbe eminent
Jurist in person. He did consider
able snooping himself, stopping just
short of mortally offending a groat
many of my friends with his inter
logat.ons. When he had failed ???
Uirly and miserably to find any on?
of any recogn.zed standing in New
Orleans who would breathe one
word against me, he decided an des
perate means. He mu?t have evi
dence and, being a lawyer, he knew
perfectly well that evidence can si?
ways be obtained through ungcrupj
ilous private detectives, if the f mm
beta! consideration is made woilh
Judge Candler must have been
generous In his finances, for im
mediately there sprung up a veritable I
horde of detectives, who began to
make Ufe miserable for my friends.
my acquaintances, and even my
I had a colored chauffeur who was
their parUcular prey. They trailed
him ao ceaeelessly that he decided
to quit New Orleans and return to
hta home in the rice fields. Now
the particular plantation to which he
fled le in one of the most Isolated
spots in Louisiana. It Is not on a
railroad. The swamp lands ? which
It is located are impenetrable, even
to a Ford. These plantations cun
only be reached overland In a light
buokboard driven by a team of
strong horses. It cos's $26 to hire
a team to travel from the nearest
railroad. The swamp lands In which
but exactly four times detectives
made the trip to hound this poor
negro. That shows the extent of
their desperation, and the profllpacy
with Which they were spending
To the chauffeur's credit, be it
aald that neither threats, cajolery, or
bribery could influence htm to per
jure himself ???'?*? a mistress who
had been his friend.
Living In Reno.
All this time I hud been waiting
I In Reno. Letters continued to come
from Mr. Candler. He still Insisted
I that he had perfect and abiding faith
Lin me. he sUll maintained that he
(M not believe a word of the slanders
against me, he still protested un
Ovlng love, but he refused me the
?Inly thin? I want of him. or CAN
EV?BR WANT OF HIM, and that Is
the name of my traducer.
I sent my attorney, Mr. Harry
Gamble, to see him. Mr. Candler
nut him off with a statement that he
Would have to consult his own per
sonal attorney before he could con
aent to reveal the name of the slan
itarers. The next Interview was
attended not only by Mr. Candler,
but by his son, Asa O. Candler, Jr..
and, backed by the presen? ? of his
aon, Mr. Candler flat-footedly re?
fused to disclose the naine, and of
jtgeA the suggestion that the whole
incident be closed by my g?ilng to
Europe for an extended tour until
all the publicity had died down.
Assumed a Name.
I then determined to see Asa Can
dler In person. For the first time In
my Ufe I unsunned a name other than
iy own and slipped away from
HO. On the way to Atlanta I de
M to give Mr. Candler one more
chance and possibly avoid the notori?
ety that I knew must come If I ever
rt foot In Atlanta. For that reason
Mopped off at Chattanooga and
notified Mr. Candler of my presence
(>_afa. He made no reply to my let
ter other than to have the hotel
where I was stopping haunted by
the usual glock of detectives.
Then I determined to come to
Atlanta? Still wishing to avoid the
notoriety, I decided to stop at
Marietta, a suburb, and notify Mr.
Candler pf my presence. 1 called
him repeatedly over the telephone.
_?t I could never get an unswer.
My n?rvea were at the point of
breaking I decided to hesitate no
longer. Without consulting a soul.
I want to Atlanta and succeeded
in reaching a hotel under an an
stinted name. and. preserving m ?
lncogatte. I renewed the telephony
?March for Mr. Candler. It was
fruitless Finally, when the night
waa well along. I reached him.
Hk totd me he would come to the
?hotel to see me.
svU>o you mind If I bring mv
sS*iT" he asked.
"I am alone and a defenselene
woman In a town that vou are
sagpseed M own." I told him. "but
Theodore Roberts, ?a "Uncle Joah," in the "The Old Homestead," a
Paramount picture to be shown at the Palace Theater, October 22.
This picture is given a? the subject for caricatures in the $230 prize
contest conducted by the Potomac Electric tower Company and
The'Washington Times for the bot caricature of I'ncle Josh and
the beat verse on the subject, "If Uncle Josh were alive today what
wonld he do in the electrical way?"
First of Vessels to Be Dis
mantled Reach City?Help
Being Hired.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., Oct. 21.?
Two of the wooden ? easts jf th??
leet of 228 to he dismantled at the
shipyard here arrived In port lasl
iiiiiit. They are the "Alantnus" and
lie "Mojave." They were towed to
.his city by a.tugboat, under com
mand of Cupt. W. J. I?tdd. nnd placed
St thL? wharf of the shipbuilding com
Today employment of help to dis
mantle the ships wa? begun.
It ia expected that other ships will
arrive rapidly now. as the tugboat
Will at once return to the James
river to bring up other vessels.
The reopen ini? of the shipyards
here is hailed with delight by Alex
andrians as tho men employed at
the plant are a great help to the
business of this city.
Justice J. W. Troth, of Vn\rt/<
county, will give a verdict of death
from natural causes, and will hold
no Inquest over the remains of a
man identified as John Hugh Boylep.
of Gloucester, N. J? who was fou?i-l
dead ln the woods near Warwick
station. The man is supposed to
have wandered .Into the woods, and
to have died from exposure.
The Leesburg pike, leading from
Bailey's Cross Roads to Alexandria,
?' disturne of six miles, has been re
opened, after having been put In a
fine coruilt on The road was rebuilt
hy the counties of Arlington and
Fairfax and cost approximately
The fire department was calici
out yesterday by a small fire at th?
->lant of the National Fruit Produci.-?
Company, on the west side of Henrv
?treet. between Pendleton and Wythe
At Anne Lee Memorial Home for
the Aged last evening, prayer meet
iie: was led hy (he Rev. K. R. Jack
s'in. pastor of F rst Baptist Church.
CAPK CHARLES. Va., Oct. 21?A
new precedi nt has been establish?*!
In Cape Charles by Mayor A. F. Dis.
in deul.ng out i-enallies on vagrancy
charges that have been coming lie
fore the town court ln numbers of
late. Roscoe Johnson, Colored, waa
fined $25 and costs and given thirty
lays In jail lor carrying conceaU-d
weapons. Johnson was unable to
nay the fine, and was put on the
street with a ball and chain to work
out his sentence.
Mayor Dize, who w.ent into office
September 1, states a crusade will
be made in the negro settlement of
the town to round up law violators
and he expects to have a number of
men ln the chain gang before lonn.
thus cutting the expense In tho up
keep of the streets.
BEDFORD. Va., Oct. 21.?William
H. Moseley died at his home near
Penlcks. Mr. Moseley was a native
of this county, and was about
seventy-eight years of age. He Wa?
? member of the Preshyterian church
nnd had been an elder In that church
for a number of years
The funeral waa conduct??d from
'he residence and the interment made
In the family cemetery. He Is sur
vlved by the following children
Frank and Edward Moseley and
Misses Mary end Clara Moseley, of
this county; Mrs. Estelle Stevens of
Oeorgla. M'ss Salile Moseley, of
Roanoke: Tabe! nnd Arthur Moseley,
of West Virginia, and Henry Mosely.
if Kentucky.
If you think you need a body
?uard assuredly bring one along."
A few minutes later. As? (5.
Candler old. broken and timorous,
entered the hotel. With him Was
Asa O . Jr., dark and glowering.
ft? Be
Send in Pictures and Poetry
? and Get in Line for One
of the Awards.
Jingles? Gosh.
Look at Josh,
Wreathed in fragrant hay,
Lote of fun
To win the mon';
Send in yours today.
Hoto to do?
'S up to you.
Do your stuff as yuu will?
Just get it in
And you may win
A chunk from the I'epco's till.
Those aren't prize winning Jin
gles in the Joint content of the Fo
tomat- Electric Power Company and
The Washington Times for the best
caricature of Theodore Roberts us
"Uncle Josh" in "The Old Home
stead," Paramount picture showing
next week at Loew's Palace Thea
ter, and the best venie on electri
fying the old farm. Far from It.
Lut yours may be. Just get one
of the pictures of Uncle Josh which
was printed in The Times Thurs
day and base your caricature on
that. Then write a short verse or
Jingle embodying the idea. "If Uncle
Josh were alive today what would '
he do In the electrical way?"
If you think Uncle Josh would
have gotten him a whisker curler
or an electric bed warmer Just say
so In your verse. If you think
Josh's taste would have run toward
electric talking machines or elec
tric lights to deceive his hens Into
thinking the days were longer, thus
persuading them to lay more egg*?
that will be perfectly all right too
Or if you have some good electri
cal improvement In mind which
would make Ufe on "the old horn?
stead" more comfortable and pleas
ant JuHt say so. But don't make
your verse too long.
Seven fortunate Wushfngtonlan??
ire going to receive valuable prise's
from the Potomac Electric Power
Company for the best caricatures
and Jingles. Send your? In and you
may be one of them. It may just
?is well be you as tbe next door
neighbor. He's going to send his
One hundred dollars worth of
lectrlcal appliances, fixtures, or
wiring will be given as ?he first
prise. There will be a second prise
if $50 worth: three prizes of $26
?ach: one of $15. and one of $10.
The contest ie open to every person
'n Washington, man, woman, or
child. There Is no restriction as to
he number of contributions you
may send In. If you have five good
deas, send them all in. One of
hem muy land you the big prise,
where a stnple contribution might
'ie a duplication of the idea embodied
? some other chap's offering.
All contributions must be mailed
nr brought to The Uncle Josh Ilngle
Contest Editor. The Washington
Times, before midnight, Thursday.
October ?6. The contribution?? will
sro to the Judges Friday and the
prise winners will be announced
next Saturday In The Times and on
.he screen at the Palace Theater.
? WYORK, Oct. 21.?A decree of
ludlclal settlement granted In the
)runge county surrogate's court In
he estate of Mrs. Susan Clark ap
?roves the claim of her son. Charles
'lark, of Highlands, for wa?,????! mi
nore than forty-five years' work and
luthor.zes payment. Now It develops
:hat he will have to go without
.vages for twenty-six years' work.
Mr, Clark, administrator of his
mother's estate, presented a written
lexeement between mother ind sen
by which he was to receive from her
?state pay at the rate of $? vei-Hy
for forty-five years for ' work ne' -
formed on her farm at Highlands.
The mother left an estate of about
$5.000. while the son's wage claim
aggregates $11.(0?
Noted ; Psycho-An aly ist Dis
cusses Charaoter Revelations
In Dual Tragedy.
America's Foremost Psycho-Analyst,
Author of "Psycho Analysis aod
Love." and Standard Rooks
On Psycho Analysis.
(Copyright. Itti, by Cosmopolitan
News Servie?.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?Sophlatl
?ated men and women of the world
may engage light-heartedly ln love
affa rs and remain quite as little dis
turbed by them mentally, a? the
He v. Hall and Mrs. Mills appeared
to be by theirs, but theae worldly
.overs are not Episcopalian clergy
.n<?n and thalr choir singers.
The love letters of Rev. Hall and
.in* object of his Infatuation disclose
. h?-lr authors never even considered
for a second the discrepancy between
Jielr professed religious beliefs and
heir actions.
Just as little did they bother with
ihe effect Which their affair wai
bound to have on their environment.
?lull was a husliand, Mrs. Mills a
??/ite and mother, yet that fact never
?teems to have been considered by
Ither of them.
Married Life Separate.
I have known Greenwich Village
free lovers who managed to torture
hemselves at times over their own
ii*id? ?????, actual or planned. 1
nave known cynics of both sexes
who reveled ln the thought that they
were successfully deceiving their
lawful mate. Hall and Mrs. Mills re
mained perfectly neutral. They '
seemed to experience neither re
morse nor sardonic Joy over the sit
uation in which th*>y placed his wile
ind her husband.
Even as they kept their ethical
professions and their behavior in
air-tight, non-communicating com
partments, they kept their marrUdj
life and their love life separate, j
Here again It is the woman who j
seem? to have been a trifle more ?
human. Rtmember her epistle ?
about darning his clothes.
They accepted the objurgation of;
the Latin poet. "Enjoy the Pres
ent Day" and they made few plans, ?
If any- Any other couple of lovers
would have stined In the peeplng
Tom atmosphere of New Bruns-,
wtck und run away from It as soon
us they were sure of each other.
i L'ndouhtedly, Hall preferred the se
i curlty of his pastorate and she that
j of her home.
Common in Oreat Cities
Such affairs are common in great
cities, where human beings lose \
ihemselves easily and ran in. e.
??ach other in their heart ? content
with little concealment and little
den eption. The Incredible amount
of duplicity and dishonest Ingenu
ity which our two lovers must lave
displayed In order to carry the ir
Intrigue as long as they did. ta a
poor commentary on their calibre
and mettle. What lies both of them
must have told daily, not to men
tion the lies they were acting, In
order to secure their freedom of
movement In a town like New
Mrs. Hall's absurd reiteration of
her faith In her husband's faith
fulness to her. If It 1? not a part
of a well-laid plan, would Indicati
that Hall waa probably as loving
at home aa he was "at our road,"
and while I know of a very clever
French play bused partly on the
amusing spectacle of a roue who
treats his wife and his mistress
without any display of favoritiam
to either. Hall's professed misery,
aa ahown by letters written while
away In Maine would Indicate that
Mra. Hall occupied hut Uttle ot hla
thinking time, and that she could
not offer him much ln the way of
On the other hand. Mrs. Hall
may have been the recipient of
quiet, subdued affection while the
burning kisser, were reserved for
the "wild gypsy." Some fifteen
years ago a New Britain clergy
man, the Rev. Jere Cooke, found
himself ln the same situation. His
love for his wife could not hold
him back and he bolted, threw off
the garments he tjould no longer
honor, and earned a livelihood in
the west aa a manual laborer.
Hall preferred to remain out
wardly respectable to the end, a
white? sepulcher. Nor seemed Mra.
Mills to urge him on to a flight
Into the free world. The prepara
tions they were supposed to have
made were only, I fear. In prepara
tion for euch time when exposure
might come. But they were not
going to seek martyrdom.
It cannot be her love for her daugh
!er which kept Mrs. Mills back.
What a spectacle for a psycho-ana
lyst of the Freudian school.
Charlotte Like Klectra.
Charlotte Mills, like Electra of old,
avenging her father by punishing
her mother, the hatr<*d. so common,
of the average daughter for the aver
age mother biasing out shamelessly,
when the daughter gives to tho press
part of the correspondence between
her mother and Hall.
How alarmingly small all the peo
ple connected with this not very mys
terious crime appear Under the
searching light of Judicial and psy
chological Inquiry.
The Incredible selfishness of the
two protagonists, their genius for
simulation, their utter lack of any
feeling besides a physical craving
tnd longing for each other could not
.ave been accentuated, had both
been primitive aavages untouched by
civilisation, inatead of being modern
Christiana, reared as they were, ln
the shadow of a church of love.
In a church In Basel, Switzerland.
there la a atatue repreaenting on one
side a comely, smiling woman. On
the reverse are carved a thousand
slimy, creepy, venomous things,
snakes, toad?, worms.
Searching, psychological analysis
generally reveals that every one of
us ts like that statue, or like the
monstrous type created by Stephen
son, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." But
modern, civilised people recognise,
obscurely, that duality of their na
ture and at tlmee brood over It. The
New Brunswick lovers were perfectly
satisfied with both ?Ide? of th?
Federation Puts Senator Fre
linghuyaen at Top of Polit*
ical Blacklist
Blacklisting certain members of
Congress as enemies of labor and
tho people, and extolling others as
upholding American principles, the
Nonpartlaan Political Campaign Com
mittee of the American Federation
of Labor haa Issued an exhaustive
document on the political line-up for
the autumn.
Senator Frellnghuysen, who. It la
stated, "stands alone as being the
only member of Congress who has a
100 ? r cent record of votes againa'
labor and the people," tops the fed
eration's "rogue's gallery."
Senator I.a Follet*.?? heads the
group ot organised labor's friends.
Republics ? Floor Leader Mondell
Is classed us antagonistic to the labor
cause, as are also Senators Suther
land, Loase, Calder, Kvl'.o?g, Poln
dexter, du Pont, Reed of Pennsyl
vania, und McLean. Congressman
Fess, of Ohio, is also placed in this
Fm nds of the laboring man and
workers for national pro-merit y are
Raid by the committee to Include
Smith W. Brookhart, of Iowa.
The committee advisee the labor
organisation to support the move
ment "to bring Congress back to
ihe people."
"To that end." it Is stated, "the
wage earners und all liberty-loving
people are devoting their energies to
the election of Senator La Follette,?
In Wisconsin: Smith W# Brookhart.
in Iowa; Lynn J. Fruxler. In North
Dakota: llirittn Johnson, in Califor
nia: John B. Kendrlck, In Wyoming;
Peter O. Oerry, In Rhode Island,
Hi?y;il S. Copeland, In New York:
?'lundi- ?. Hiviinron, In Virginia; Ken
neth McKi'llur, in Tannasse ; Henry
L. Ashurst, in Arizona: Andrlous A.
Jones, In New Mexico,'and Key Pitt
muti, in Nevada.
Judge Cleveland Says No Evi
dence Was Produced That
Babies Were Born.
t'nlwersal ?arrie?.
HAMMOND. Ind., Oct. 21.?Mrs.
ll.iz.-l McNally la acquit.ed of the
charge brought by her husband thut
she hud slain her twin Itabies. Lortn
and laurine.
Failure of the State to offer evi
dence of the existence of the twins,
Judge Cleveland held, prompted him
to dismiss the .case. Mrs. McNally
fainted when the decision was an
The strange story, revealing a
"parental complex." the longing of a
couple for children, was presenten
against a background of contradic
tory abatements,
Frank McNally, more than twice
the age of his wife, repeated his
charge that his wife had caused her
"twin children" to disappear three
months after their birth.
Mrs. McNally rested her defense
entirely on the statement that sn
had never given birth to the "twins."
and maintained that she had hoaxed
her elderly husband Into the belief
by placing two life-sized dolls In bed
beside her.
McNally, cross-examined, admitted
that he hud shared In the hoax Ami
hail fondled und cuddled ?he dolls,
but only after the "real children"
bad disappeared. He Insisted on De
cember S, 1921, and for several
months thereafter, that he was the
father of flesh und blood twins, u
boy und a girl, born to his wife.
"To hold this woman on this
charge," Judge Cleveland, before
whom the preliminary hearing was
held, declared, "there must be evi
dence that the babies are dead. There
has been no evidence Hubmltted*that
would even prove the necessary prob
able guilt.
"There has ben no evidence of the
existence of a corpus dellcltL I musi
dismiss the charge."
Efforts of the State and tha de
fense to learn the name of the hos
pital to which McNally claimed his
wife took the children for treatment
und In which they disappeared,
proved futile.
Attorneys for Mrs. McNally. it was
learned, had prepared an elaborate
psychological defense. In an effort
to provo the defendant suffered from
a "mother mania" since a child.
The supposed twins, her attorneys
declared, were symbolic of Jicr desire
to become a mother and found ex
pression In the dolls, which she, pre
tended to nurse and mother like' real
The court refused the presentation
of an affadavlt which. It was said,
would prove Mrs. McNally's conten
tion that an operation performed be
fore her marriage had rendered her
incapable of becoming a mother.
Mrs. McNally had declared that
she had used the doll hoax to bring
her husband back after he had left
The Toung Men's Hebrew Asso
ciation will close Its fair and basaar
tonight with a "bargain sale" In the
Coliseum over Center Market at
Ninth etreet and Pennsylvania ave
nue. Every article, Including Jewel
ry, clothing and furniture, donated
hy Washington business men, will be
pin??.-d on sale at prices said to be
much below the original e?mt.
Attractions at the fair Include
dancing, a score of novelty games,
prise contests, radio concerts by
the National Electric Company, and
an exhibit by the merchants of the
city There also ara a bevy of
pretty girla who distribute fl??
and other tokens to vtaitors.
Hall-Mills Slaying
Soon to Be Cleared,
Chief Flynn Asserts
I emol?s Detective and Former
Chief of United Statea
Secret Service.
(Copyrlfbt. ltt!. by Coemopolltan
News Bervi???. )
21.?The double midnight murder
of the Rev. Edward W. Hall and
Mrs. Eleanor R. Mills, baffling and
mysterious, as it seems, and crafti
ly as it wgb conceived, is not go
ing to go down in criminal annals
as an unsolved murder.
I believe today, after only ? few
hours of preliminary survey at the
scene of the slaying, that revela
tions which will draw the per
petrators (for I am convinced
there are several) of the killing
into the net of justice will come
Points in Probe.
Overshadowing my first impres
sions In attempting to alft the muss
of evidence at hand arc these:
1?A guilty conscience wracked by
searing fear, under the weight of the
midnight killing of the rector and th?
choir leader, Is undoubtedly at work
planting, feverishly, clues Intended
to be misleading to those seeking to
unravel tbe cuse. As in so many
other cases, this will only aid ln en
trapping the guilty.
2?Of the two victims, whose bod
ies were found on Heptember 14 care
fully laid out under a crab-apple tree,
Just out of sight of the lonely house
I on the Philips farm, the man was
| shot first. The fact that the woman
i was shot three times in the forehead,
? and there was, uppun ntly, a knlfe
? Inflicted gash across her throat,
makes me certain of this. The man,
who had only one bullet wound.
| would undoubtedly have sought to
protect the woman, perhaps success
fully, had It been otherwise.
3?The position of the bodies when
found Inclines me to the belief that
the slaying did not take place on the
4. The slashing of Mrs. Mills'
throat, and the scattering of the
love letters over the bodies, their
position?the man's arm out
stretched, the woman's resting on
! it?and the visiting card liearlng his
? name stuck In his shoe leaves little
? doubt that the crime was one com
, mltted In anger and from Jealousy.
It Is a principle of detective work
always to consider possible alterna
! tives to theories or obvious Indica
Suicide Dismissed.
I have eonsidend the possibility
of suicid?'?for one considers every
j thing. Yet. that suggestion la easily
| dismissed. Except in cases of
drowning, the weapon must be
close at hand. Love-pact suicides?
such aa this might have been??re
Papers Alone in Fight for
Aims, Big Conven
tion Told.
Hr ? ?omotvolltan New? Settle*.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. Oct. 21.?
The Hearst publications are the
only great newspaper organization
to fight consistently for adjusted
compensation and for other Ideals
of the American legion. National
Adjutant Lemeuel Bolles told thoms
iiinls of legionnaires in the closing
hours of the national convention.
The adjutant read to the conven
tion a telegram from the Hearst
newspapers, pledging their strong
co-operation with the veterans' or
The delegates and visiting ex
service men enthusiastically ne
claimed their approbation, and
practically unanimously expressed
the appreciation voiced a few days
ago by Commander MacNeder.
Communicating the message to
the convention. Adjutant Bolles
"The Hearst newspapers, the
only great organisation of news
papers to fight consistently foe
adjusted compensation and for the
other Ideals of the American legion.
extend greetings to the American
legion convention ln New Orleans
and pledge their full and earnest
support to the legion In all matters
they consider as concerning na
tional and public welfare."
MUSKEOON. Mich.. Oct. 21.?
Ray Purchase, a factory worker, is
In Jail awaiting examination as to
lilm mental condition, as the re
sult of Injuries to Clarence Van
Orman, seventeen years of uge,
who waa thrown or fell into ? vat
of boiling liquid at the Continental
Motors plant.
Purchase, said to have been the
butt of a Joke by fellow-workers,
Is alleged to have hoisted the boy
over the edge of tbe vat.
He was charged with Intent to do
great bodily harm. When arraign
ed' he claimed the lad wriggled
from his grasp and fell Into the
FAIRMONT. W. Va.. Oct. 21 ?
Miss May Katheryn Shackelford.
aged 17. daughter of Mrs. Essie
shackelford of Barrarkvllle, Is In ??,
hospital with a fractured skull and
other Injuries received when an
automobile In which she ind
Thomas Nell, also aged 17, of the
same neighborhood, were riding
waa struck hy a railroad train ->i
a gnat? rrsswg n?*r their bom??.
always premeditated. The laat love
letter from Mrs. Milla to tbe Rev.
Hall shows ahe had no intention of
meeting him the night of tbe mur
der at their usual trystlng place,
which proved to be their rendezvous
with death.
? Had It been murder and then
suicide, the weapons?probably a
knife and a a revolver?would bave
been found.
The question arises how, if Mrs.
Mills did not intend in the after
noon to meet the pastor, she came
to meet him at night?
Mysterious telephone message*
on the evening ot tho tragedy sum
moned both. Only tborougb in
vestigation will reveal whether
some one lured them to their death
by means uf tbe lightning flashing
unseen along the telephone wires.
Attempts have already been made
to discover who, if any one, got
hold of the love letters secretly
exchanged between Mrs. Mills and
the rector. In the establishment
of a definite Incentive, this is im
por.an t.
But equally important are a num
Iki- of other matters which muet
be attempted.
What was the death dealing
weapon that killed both ot them?
Whui make and caliber?
Assuming that the bodies were
lying under tbe tree where found
for thirty-six hours, and the letters
placed over them at once after dis
pjosing of the bodies, would not the
wind have been likely to blow th?m
away? Could the*/ not have been
placed ?here later? It is another
link to be established.
How About Letters.
These and a few other points?1
am avoiding enumerating tbe many
which have already been brought
out frequently so far?will be
? I eu red up by patience and rigid in
In solving a murder mystery, the
H.ablishlng of a motive is, of course,
he first step. Then the owner of
.he. motive must be traced. There
may be several motives, or several
?r.-iMone with the same motives, or
Jifferent motives who may have com
?mtted the crime.
Only a careful gathering of clues,
running them down and sifting them,
liminuting the unessential ?ut one
?o???-- along can bring results.
But there is one help that tbe
solvers uf crime almost Invariably
get from those who are professional
criminals aa well as those who slay
under the impulse of strong and sud
den passiona or from brooding over
iK-wcrful emotions. It is tbe little
ell-tale mistake which - la made by
he most careful, a trifling neglect
resulting from fear, from hurry,
from final remorse?an inevitable ac
companiment of the human equation
in crime.
Mrs. Blair, Head ?rf National
Democratic Committee.
Gives Address.
BRFNTWOOD?< Md.. Oct. 21.?
"Why 1 am a Democrat." waa the
theme of an address delivered before
the Women's Democratic Club of
Brentwood hy Mrs. Emily Blair, of
the National Democratic Committee.
In her address Mrs. Blair urged all
women to take an interest in politics
ami to be sure to vote at the election
next month. She stressed the Im
portance of the influence of the wom
en in cleaner politics. J. Knos Ray
I presided.
Five cases on the docket of Justice
of the Pence Robert B. Joyce, of Mt.
, Rainier were postponed until next
session of the police court. Owing
to social engagements of the Judge
1 tlve next session will not be unUl No?
? vemlier 3.
1'ndei- the auspices of the mayor
ami town council, a petition is being
?circulated asking President Harding
to grant to the citisene of Brent
' wood the sume rights as other towns
m Maryland with regard to Govern
ment employes holding town offices.
Brentwood Is the only town that can
not have a Government employe as
? mayor or member of the council. It
, is hoped that the President will com
, ply with the request, as the majority
of the residents are Federal em
ployes in Washington.
The entertainment committee of
the vounteer fire department of
Brentwood will meet with the volun
teers fire department of Mt. Rainier
Tuesday evening and perfect plans
for the first of a number of joint
banquets. The first will be an oyater
roust ? November 4 In the firemen's
hall in- Brentwood.
Chief Sipes is chairman for Brent
wood and Assistant Chief Hofer for
Mt. Rainier. Fire Chief Oeorge
Watson and Chief of Detectives Cllf?
1 fold Grant, of Washington, have ar
1 cepted Invitations to the roast as
' the guests of the two departments.
Qov, Albeit Ritchie will also be In
: vlted.
NORFOLK. Va., Oct. 21?John H.
Cnwles, sovereign grand commander
of the southern jurisdiction of the
I'nited States, which la the mother
supreme council of the world, will be
in Norfolk for two daya during the
fall reunion of the Scottish Rite
'bodies October 30 to November 3. In
Coming to Norfolk with the eov
? m ign grand commander will be Rob
ert S Crump, of Richmond, sovereign
grand Inspector general far the aiate
of Virginia.
Civ? $1,000 Bond Each When
Officers Claim Find of
Twenty-five Pints.
ROCKVILLE, Md.. OcL 21.?
Chief of Police Charles T. Cooley
raided a house on the Rockvllle
Ocorgetown pike, four miles below
Rockville, Thursday night. He led
? squad of Montgomery county and
Federal officers, who swooped down
on the place at a late hour. The of
ficer? say they found twenty-five
pints of whiskey. Maurice Davis,
Charles- Mangum and Hugh Lawlor
were arrested. The trio furnished
bond ln the amount of $1.000 each
for their appearance ln police court
next Tueeday.
The supervisors of elections hav?
decided upon the arrangement of th?
ballot for next month's election. The
first column will contain the name?
of W. Cabell Bruce, Joseph I. France,
Jamea L. Smiley and Robert E. Long,
candidates of the Democratic, Re
publican, Socialist, and Labor par
ties, respectively, for the United
State? Senate, and the names of
Frank M. Mien, Frederick N. Zlhl?
man and P. Oswald Weber, candi
dates of the Democratic, Republican,
and Labor parties, respectively, for
th? House. In the other column will
be the five proposed amendments to
the State constitution.
Miss Jane R. Smith and Andrew
Barbagallo and Miss Constance Cook
ley and Oeorge W. Orice, Jr., all of
Washington, are among the couple?
to whom marriage license? have been
issued here within the last few days.
The funeral of Mrs. Myrtle N.
Moulden, wife of Walter Moulden.
waa held at the family residence
here Yesterday. The Rev. Nolan B.
Haiyiion, Jr., pastor of tint Methodist
Church, conducted the services.
Burial was ln Kockvitle Union Ceme
A missionary rally will be held in
the Methodist Church tomorrow
afternoon. Mrs. T. J. Copeland.
president of the Women's Missionary
Society, Baltimore, will give an ad
Citizens Plan Purchase of
Eithier's Hall and Building
of Addition.
CLARENDON, V?.. Oct. 21.?The
first announcement of plans for ac
quiring a new home for the Claren
don Citizens' Association and fire de
partment was made today. The two
organizations will probably exercise
an option on Ethler's Hall, also
known as Ivea' Hall, it was stated to
Recommendation will be made that
the hall be acquired when the aaeo
clation meets Monday night to bear
the report of Its building and finance
The total outlay required Is $20.
000. The building proper can be pur
chased for $14,000. and It is planned
to build an addition costing $6,0""
The lower floor would be used by the
fire department and the second floor
by the citizens' association.
Tbe property has a frontage of IN
feet on Wilson boulevard and 120
f?_et on Bollvnr avenue.
A playground for children and pai ?
for lawn fetes and celebrations will
be provided at tbe rear of the build
The association has been notified
hy the owner, A. J. Porter, that pos
session of the property may be bad
November 15.
Jesse Nicholas has been chosen
president of the newly organised
Park Lane Citisene' Association.
Oeorge B. Fraser is vice president.
W. H. Home, secretary, and Marvin
Cave, treasurer. The next r?gulai
meeting will be Monday evening.
Much interest centers ln the mass
meeting to he held tonight at the
Arlington county courthouse in the
interest of the proposed bond issue
for permanent highways for the
County Supervisor T. J. Do Lash
mutt haa been asked to bo present
at the meeting and answer questiona
of citizens as to payment for the
bonds. Advocates of the bond issue
have been saying that they could be
Issued and roads built "without any
extra cost to the taxpayers." The
supervisor will be asked bow thla
can be done.
It la proposed to Issue tF.oo.rmo of
road bonds for developing a system
of highways In the county. One fic
tion contends that modern sewage
! Is more Important at this time than
better roads.
Oeorge W. Madera, charged with
being a "lookout" for the Hilltop
Club, an alleged gambling house, was
sentenced to nine months In Jail and
assessed a fine of $260 In police court
here yesterday afternoon, Judge
William C. Oloth presiding.
Maders was not present at the trial.
Commonwealth Attorney Frank L.
Ball offered a motion that Madera'
bond of $1,000 be forfeited.
HARTFORD. Conn., Oct. 21.?
Miss Lulu Vase Rayllngs. of New
I Preston. Conn., who had described
herself aa a real estate agent In her
bankruptcy peUtlon with $150.?*)
debts had her flrat hearing.
It wa? sl..?wn that she had moved
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