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BEFORE THE WHITE man brought his energy and ingenuity to the American
* continent, Indians used the horse and the “pole drag” to convoy their belongings
from one camp site to another. These pictures were made at “trail to rail” fete
in Eugene, Ore. " * ’ ' . " '
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recovered and no adequate explana
tion was given for her action.
Inspector John Underwood, chief
of the detectives, characterized any
possible link between the suicide
and the murders as "hpnk.”
He said, however, that the affair
be investigated, due to the
coincidence of Mias Brezeale having
nursed Carpender at the time of
the previous Investigation.
Meanwhile, the authorities con
tinued their efforts to batter down
thq alibi of Henry Stevens, an
other brother of Mrs. Hall who
was drawn into the case again a
few days ago. He claims to have
been fishing 50 miles away from
New Brunswick on the night the
murders were committed.
Today a group of women from
his home town, Lavallette. N. J.,
joined the corps of 23 men wit
nesses who have declared them
selves ready to swear to the au
thenticity of Stevens* alibi.
Upon the outcome of the ques
tioning of seven witnesses at Toms
River today by Prosecutor Simpson
depends the validity of Henry
Stevens* alibi in the eyes of the
prosecution, It was said. A squad
of deputy sheriffs have been as
signed to watch the Stevens* home
Henry Under Guard
New information of an alleged
threat made to Dr. Hall by a rela
tive of his wife’s because of his re
lations with Mrs. Mills has been
received by the investigators, it was
learned today.
This is the second alleged threat
which detectives are trying to cor
Particular attention is being paid
to clearing up the discrepancies be
tween the statements of two 01
alibi witnesses, William
Egger, of Chicago, and Arthur Ap
further investigation
Stevens i 4 under the most rigid
surveillance of two deputy sheriffs
at his homo.
The guards are under instruction
to let Stevens leave the county tn
no circumstances, and he is vir
tually a prisoner.
All known facts regarding his
movements on the night of the
murders will be presented to the
grand jury, Simpson has announced. '
The prosecutor and his detectives ,
have secured the names of four |
men and one woman who were on ■
the Phillips farm at the time of the I
killings, jt was announced. Two of |
these witnesses are supposed to be i
“A. L.” a Newark taxi driver, .
whose identity is being shielded, j
and his woman companion, who
has sent the authorities an affidavit
-from her home in the West.
Two of the others, it is thought, i
may be a man and his son whose
home is in White Haven. Pa.
The fate of Stevens admittedly
hangs upon ths outcome of this
questioning. ’he special prose
cutor asserted he had found a
“vital contradiction” in the alibi.
Stevens has maintained he kept a
diary and recalls the night of the
tragedy in particular as he was
fishing and one of the members oi
the party caught a six-pound blua
fish. This statement was said .o
have been backed up by testimony
of Arthur Applegate, one of the
fishing group.
On the other hand, William Eg
ger, a Chicago business man. whi
has a summer home at Lavalette,
tcld Simpson ho was on the beach
with Henry Stevens and the other
witnesses until after 10 o’clock that
night but he knows nothing of a
fish that size being caught and
weighed. He said he could not tell
what time Stevens left the party.
Should the Stevens alibi be main
tained as a result of today’s
/n Sunday** Herald
“Why Marriage Was
a Failure in
My Case”
The remarkable story, the
last written by the screen
star before he died, dis
cusses with amazing frank
ness and startling phi
losophy, the various phases
( of his alliance, particularly
that with Natacha Rambova.
Valentino wrote this article
two days before he left Los
Angles, Cal., for the trip
upon which he was stricken.
He revised the typewritten
copy. ‘
Investigation, it is considered prob
able the State prosecutor will con
centrate entirely upon presenting
cases against the three present de
fendants. Mrs. Hall, widow Os the
slain rector; her brother, Willie
Stevens, and her cousin, Henry
It is expected also that investi
gators w:ll be sent to a White
Haven Pa., sanitarium to ques
tion John Hart, an inmate, who
said he heard loud talking from the
direction of the Phillipa farm the
night of the slaying and later heard
four shots. v He has not stated he
was a witness to the shooting but
bis statement will be taken.
The quest for the brooch said to
have been found at the scene of the
crime was continued tonight. In
spector John J. Underwood said he
believed two brooches figure in the
Questioned on Brooch
The Inspector said that Frank J.
Daly had been questioned again re
garding the brooch which he said
was given him by County Detective
Ferd David.
Underwood remarked:
“This 4s not the brooch that Ed
ward Tierce found. Daly said his
wife lost the brooch on October 22.
23 or 24 and Tierce said he found
a brooch at the murder scene or.
September 17. 1922. The brooch that
David returned to Daly was stolen
from Daly's home on April 17, 1925
“Tierce says the brooch he found
tad a scalloped edge and Daly's
brooch wa. octagonal.*’ *
Admittedly a Suspect
Upon the outcome of the an
swers pf these witnesses probably
will hang the fate of Stevens, who
is admittedly a suspect. If his
alibi is shattered, it is freely pre
dicted his arrest will be ordered at
Should Stevens be arrested, he
probably will be confined in oomcr
ville jail with his brother. Willie
Stevens, and his cousin, Henry de
la Bruyerre Carpender.
Upon the other hand, should his
alibi be sustained, it is likely that
the investigation concerning him
will be discontinued and that the
prosecution will turn in the direc
tion of preparing the present casts
for trial if the grand jury indicts.
The members of the grand jury
will be drawn today at the Somer
ville County courthouse.
Figured In Case Before
Curiously enough, it develops.
Sheriff Sanford W. Tunison, who
will be in charge of the selection
of the new grand jury, was him
self a member of the grand lury
which heard the first Hali-MUls
i case at Somerville.
Discrepancies told in the stories
iOf Arthur Applegate, of Mantolkin,
N. J., and William Eger, two of
Stevens’ witnesses, were noted as
follows by Senator Simpson:
Both men say they were fishing
' with Stevens the night of the mur
der. Applegate said Stevens caught
a six-pound bluefish, and because of
the darkness Stevens weighed his
catch by the light of a lantern.
Eger says that he was with
Stevens until 10:20 p. m. and that
no fish was caught and weighed.
Heard Shots Fired
John Hart, inmate of White
Haven Sanitarium, at White Haven,
Pa., whose wife and six children
live in New Brunswick, says he
heard shots and loud talking on Fri
day night before the bodies of the
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hind a temporary barricade of cotton bales, which the picture shows them building.
The troopers are equipped with machine guns to stop further rioting.
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Rev. Edward W. Hall and Mrs.
Eleanor Mills were found.
Hart says he heard four shots
while at a point on the other side
of the Raritan River and about a
mile from the Phillips farm. V ls
statement probably will be taken
by the authorities, although it
not considered Important.
Down at Lavallette, N. J.. Mrs.
Henry Stevens continued today to
bear the brunt of the questions
of reporters.
It was a gloomy day. The ocean
rolled soggily against the wet
beach. Dark clouds t lowered- The
small fishing village seemed a deso
late enough place under Its burden
of rain.
Awaited Arrest
The reporters were waiting there
• —quite frankly—for the arrest of
her husband, expected at any time,
since the officials said his alibi
had been found faulty.
Yet Mrs. Stevens’ smile was
quite as sunny as if the day were
cloudless and there was no worry
or trouble at hand. Smiling, gra
cious always, but keen as a whip
in her parries to their thrusts, she
greeted the newspaper inquirers.
THE STAGE COACH became the customary mode of travel in the West, midway
through the Nineteenth Century. Anyone who ever thriHed at a Western movie
can testify that this fashion of transportation was imperiled by red and white
marauders of the plains. -
Her husband refused to talk
about the murder. He had given
one interview. Whenever the little
knot of questioners approached he
walked away and his wife came
forward and took up the fencing
with the reporters.
Conflicts Don’t Count
Stevens* whole attitude was that
he would talk about fishing or
anything else other than the Hall-
Mills murder. Mrs. Stevens, how
ever, answered every ' question as
it was put, and the reporters
agreed that she was “wonderful.”
“Have you any comment to make
on the report that the stories of
your husband’s witnesses con
Mrs. Stevens smiled.
“If you will read your Bible you
will find mqny conflicting stories,”
she parried quickly. “Yet.’ she
added, “we all believe the Bible.’’
Kept Back Diary
Mrs. Stevens refused to show
the diary compiled by her husband.
“I don’t think Mr. Stevens would
like to have me do it,” she said.
She Insisted Stevens had kept
his diary for 20 years, a small
pocket diary.
Children All Loved
Playful Dr. Hall
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home. I hardly know why, unless it was mother’s church
work. She always had been crazy about it, but now she was
singing in the choir, and that made her very proad and de
lighted. 1
Whenever eh* wasn’t actually do
ing housework at home, or sewing,
she was doing church work. She
sewed for the church and she sewed
at homo. Se made every stitch of
clothes she wore, both dresses and
underwear, and all of mine. She
even made my brother’s clothes.
She would cut down my father’s
pants and the ones my uncles sent
her to make suits for Dan. Any-f
thing to save a dollar herd -and
there. Money wae always our
trouble. It caused more quarrels in
out family than anything else.
Anything else except animals. 1
was wild about eats and was always
dragging home some scrawny kitten.
Poor mo’her nearly had a fit.
Took Dead Squirrel to Bed
Any kind of a small animal made
mo happy. My father used to shoot
squirrels and once I got hold of one
and sneaked it to bed with me. I
slept with the dead squirrel in my
arms all night long and when they
got it away from me I screamed
till I was sick. Mother promised 1
could have the skin after Father
had cleaned and fixed it and for
months I used to sleep with the
squirrel-skin against my face.
I used to take mice out of the
trap if they didn’t watch me, and
even lately I had a rabbit that I
loved so that I hated to have it out
at my hands a minute.
A terrible thing happened once.
Some friends asked us to dinner
and thought it was a great joke
when they told me in the middle of
it that we were eating a rabbit
I had been petting a little while
before. I shall never get over
that in all my life. • • • Oh, I
felt just as I used to when
I was very little and was sick and
frightened and Mother had to hold
me all night and tell me .stories
and sing to me.
When I was about eight or nine
Mother began to sing around the
house a lot. I loved to hear her.
She had a pretty voice, quite a
high soprano, and she practiced
for her choir work all the time,
even in the kitchen. Sometimes
she would sing little German songs
and tried to make me learn the
words, but I couldn’t.
Everyone Loved Dr. Hall
As I say, she had always worked
for the church ever since I can
remember—long before Dr. . Hall
came there as minister. But after
he came she worked harder than
ever. Often she used to take me
to church with her and let me
help around. I loved it, and as
soon as I ever set eyes on Mr.
Hall I loved him. Every child
loved him, and grown people too.
He was the kind of man you
couldn’t help loving.
He wasn’t exactly handsome but
he was clean-cut and manly and
jolly and friendly with everyone.
He said he liked Informal people
better than formal ones, and that
he would rather go in a greasy little
hut and take oft his coat and ..help,
than to card parties and receptions
where he had to pretend.
The games he used to» play with
us kids! “Going to Jerusalem**, and
"Slide, Kelley, Slide”, and “Prison
er’s Base”, and “Blind Man’s Buff”,
and often he would ipake wp games
himself if we got tired of the old
ones. When choir rehearsal was
going on. the children and young
people would go Into the parish
house and have fun, and Mr. Hall
was “the life of the party” every
time. If it was blind man’s buff, he
would always snatch off his glasses
and be the first one to have the
I handkerchief tied over his eyes, and
in “Slide, Kelley, Slide”, he was
the liveliest “boy” there. We used
Can only be found in
your own business.
That independence may
be listed in a Classi
fied Ad in the “Busi
ness Opportunities”
classification today.
Tiiiies and Herald
Classified Ads
Main 6260
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to slide Mm off .onto tie floor many
a time, and the more things wo
would do to him, the better he Mked
Dr. Hall Liked Children
He loved children better than any
thing else in the world, I guess.
Once I heard him say, **l wish I
had a doeen!” He certainly knew
how to play with them, and he
could teach you things and give
you good advice without making
you tired. I went with .»y grand
mother Mills once to a mothers’
meeting, and- while the older people
w<- > talking in their room, Mr.
Hall picked me up and played
"piggy back” with me all around
the parish house!
He was so .kind; he would dp
anything for anybody. One time
there was a church picnic at
Asbury Park and Mother took Dan
and me along. That is, I started
with the rest, but I ran Across a
couple of girl friends and they
were going to Allenhurst for a
ride in one of the boy’s, cars. So
I got off with them at Allenhurst
and didn’t go to Asbury Park at
all, thinking we’d drive over later
and that nobody would miss us.
He Understood Young Folks
But mother found I wasn’t there
and got scared. Mr. Hall started
right out to hunt for me. He
looked all over\up one street and
down the other. I guess it took
him an hour or two. Well, as my
friends and I were passing a cor
ner, we saw him and waved. He
didn’t say a thing then, but he
went back to Mother and said we
were all right, and perfectly safe,
and having a fine time, and that
she musn’t worry. That’s the kind
of man he was—not to scold us
and tell us to come and stay with
the others. He understood us and
knew we’d come hack all right, and
we did.
Another time, Dan sneaked off
on one of the picnics and went
away with some boys without ask
ing. Mother was frightened to
death when she missed him, and
off went Mr. Hall. This time he
dragged Dan back. I suppose he
was afraid he might get into
trouble. But generally he just
quietly let us alone and took back
the news to mother that we were
all right. He would have done the
same for anybody, not alone mother.
Made a Wonderful Daddy
Any one of us kids in the Sunday
school would have died for Mr. Hall.
If he asked us to do any little
thing, we jumped to do It, girls
and boys both. When I first got
to know him. I used to say to my
self, “Oh, what a wonderful thing
it would be to have a daddy like
him. He was< just made to be
somebody’s father!”
Tomorrow Charlotte Mills tells
how her mother turned to the
church for consolation in her life
of drudgery. She relates how her
mother, even in her distressing
poverty, bought a picture as a
■ present for the Rev. Hall. She
tells, too, how, after a quarrel at
home, she and her mother slept
all night in Mr. Hall’s study.
Don’t miss a word of this amaz
ing human document.
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CHARLOTTE MILLS, daughter of slain choir singer,
shown serving her father, James Mills, at dinner in their
humble New Brunswick home.
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AFTER THE COACH camp the puffing engine, which
the Indians termed “the iron horse.” The engine pictured
here was used between San Francisco and Sacramento,
How Jim Keeps Young
“GENTLEMAN JIM” CORBETT, former heavyweight
champion celebrating his sixtieth birthday in New York,
but he doesn’t look his age. He says he keeps young
by playing tennis daily, walking long distances, eating
heartily and drinking plenty of water. This picture
shows him at home in Bayside, L. 1., with his wife.
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With two tickets already in the
family seems that the three Cock
rell brothers will join the Tnaes-
Herald party of 200 for a three
days free trip to the title bouts
in Philadelphia.
The first 200 who successfully fol
low the directions and rules for ob
taining a free fight ticket will make
up a Big Time Party, leaving Wash
ington September 23 by special train
for Philadelphia and the Dfempeey-
Tunney battle, the sights k»f the
“Sesqui,” and the double-header be
tween the Cincinnati Reds andxPhila
delphia Nationals, Saturday, Septem
ber 25.
200 to See Game
As a part of the entertainment
for their 200 guests, the Times-
Herald has reserved 200 box seats
At the Mills Home
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for a double-header between the
Reds, strong contender* for the Na*
ttonal League pennant and the
local team.
James Hagen, of the Philadelphia
ball club will take personal charge
of the party.
A committee representing Mayor
Kendrick, of the Quaker City, will
act as a personal escort on a tour
of the SesquicentenniaL
And anyone, at the end of this
three day trip, who can say he
hasn't had a royal time will be a
fit subject for a mental examina
tion. For no expense will be spared
to give the lucky 200 every com
fort and every entertainment.
Saturday night, instead of re
turning to Washington, bits of
news gathered about the office
of the trip manager indicates that
the whole party may leave for
“parts unknown.” If not unknown,
at least not previously announced.
Entries Pour In
Washington candidates must look
to their laurels, for the last persons
who have qualified for the fight
tickets have lived in Norton, Va.,
Alexandria, Va., and other nearby
Though some candidates began
working for their points on the day
the generous free trip, free seat
offer was announced, August 25,
others are registering by the score
each day. Jack Dempsey says that
three weeks is just the right length
of time for the rest of his training,
and three weeks for the ticket can
didates is more than enough time.
Some of the new entries today
Dr. James T. Malone, Fourteenth
and North Capitol Ave. N. E.| J. E.
Jones, room 211, Y. M. C. A.; Ed
Kohler, 723 Ninth SC. N. Hr Sam
Furnari, York Barbershop; Bpssel
Gurgans, Wardman Park Hotel
barbershop; W. G. Gauley, 4501 Wis
consin Ave.; Neighborhood D»ug
Company; Max Kaplan, 141 Bates
St. N. W.
Ned Norrie, 1328 H St. If. E.J
Bryant Perkins, 3300 Sixteenth Sr.
N. W., clerk in the Departmental
Radio Shop, 1736 Pennsylvania
Ave. N. W.; H. N- Conrad, 1248
Twenty-second St. N. W., a taxi
driver for the Black and White
Cab Company, and Ryland L. Hill,
assistant manager of the United
Cigar Store at 3130 Fourteenth St.
N. W., who is backed by all man
agers, assistants and clerks in the
other United Cigar stores, i
The candidates can win a place
in the party by getting 200 points
each. Th<j method of obtaining
these points is explained in an ad
vertisement in another part of—to
day’s paper.
One man is going to win the __
big prizefight. September 23, but
200 will win The Tinies free ring
side seats and expenses to the
Demnsey-Tunney match.

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