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girl who, according to
her mother, is picking
cherries under an as
sumed name in Cali
fornia to see if she can
' make her way without
. the help of her family
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unable to support his story that
he had been fishing the night of
the tragedy.
Witnesses Don’t Bear U*
Stevens had maintained that
from 7 to ll o'clock the night of
September 14» 1922, when the Rev.
Edward Hall and Mrs. Eleanor
Mills were slain near New Bruns
wick, he had been bne of a fish
ing party at his home at Laval
lette, N. J.
Yesterday Special Prosecutor Alex
ander Simpson called witnesses,
who, Stevens said, would support
this story, to the Ocean county
courthouse at Toms RiVer, N. J.
Os four questioned the only one
who would say positively that he
saw Stevens fishing that night was
Enoch Titus Van Camp, mayor of
The other three—Arthur Apple
gate, of Mentoloking; William Mel
* linger, of Philadelphia, and Goorge
W. Johnson, of-■ Lavallette, said
they could not substantiate the
story. Stevens is a member of the
dty council of Lavallette.
According to Detective Patrick
Hayes, Applegate declared the only
reason he had said that Stevens wee
fishing that night was because
private detectives had visited him
shortly after the murders and fixed
that particular date in bis mind.
Signed Statement
Hayes declared:
“The private detectives got after
him until they got him to sign a
statement of what they wanted h!a»
to say."
However, Mayor Van Camp, of
Lavallette, said he was posit! vu
that Stevens was fishing with him
the night of September 14. He said
he was sure, as he fixed the time
in his mind through Stevens catuh
ing a large bluefish* He made a
note of that.
Mellinger told the special prose
cutor he saw Stevens fishing oh u
Friday of that week. September 14
was on a Thursday, it was said. Mel
linger said he was able to fix the
day but not the date, as four
friends from Columbia. Pa., vulied
him that day. Johnson said he
remembered a fishing expedition
around that time, but could no’ re
call the date.
Hunt For Sleuths
After the inquiry Prosecutor
Simpson said:
“We are going to discover, if w..
can, who the private detective*
were who were so interested in
fixing in Applegate’s mind, the dai«
of September 14.”
While the questioning was goinr
on Stevens, at his home, was unde*
the constant surveillance of depu
ties _and detectives. He was un
‘worried, he said, nnd confident th<'
his alibi would remain unshaken.
Stevens is related to the thre<
who have been arrested thus far i.
the second investigation. He Is a
brother of Mrs. Frances Steven--
Hall, widow of the-slain rector, and
of Willie Stevens, and he is also »
cousin of Henry CarpendeV.
At Camden today. Gov: Hart
Moore disclosed that he had com
municaled with Prosecutor John J
Toolan. of Middlesex county. an«
repeated his former statement *ha»
Ccunty Detective Ferd David must
co-operate with Prosecutor Simp
son. Toolan assured the governor
that David was acting in good
faith, it was said.
Whatever evidence has been rol
lected will be presented to the
grand jury, which was choften yes
Nude Bathing Banned
Snodland, Kent, Sept. 4.—Bathing
in the nude has become a fad on
the Kentish Coast and the police
have now established patrols along
the beach front to force the wearing
of costume. Miss Lucy Pearson,
Who took a dip. uncustomed, has
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Miss Pinchot, as the nun in “The
Miracle/* in 1923, won the unanimous
approval of reviewers. But, stung be
cause anonymous critics said she kept
bread, from the mouths of poor work
ing girls, she has turned her back on*
the stage.
Movie Czar Visits Cal
WILL HAYS, director general of motion picture in
terests, paid a call upon President Coolidge at the Chief
Executive’s summer White House in the Adirondacks.
Judging from their faces the visit was a pleasant one.
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butcher, was an inmate, for three
months in the workhouse at Occo
quan on a liquor charge, and her
present 1 difficulties that’ reached
their climax when her husband
was arrested with a woman who
gave her name as Helen M. Mc-
Donald, during a raid by the police,
at 1655 Kramer St. N. E., yester
Mrs. Thomas denied reports made
in a morning paper today, to the
effect that she “leaped at” the Mc-
Donald woman when the latter was
led from the prisoner’s pen in
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THEY’RE WAITING for mamma to come home—Marjorie Ann and Clemington
Corson, children of Mrs. Clemington Corson, of New York. The little ones are
staying at the home qX their aunt at Simonson, Va. Healthy specimens, aren’t they?
’THK WASHlNtfltffl TIMES Thg ’Nationdl TMlly *SATUKDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1926
1 Police Court yesterday to race a
charge of having committed a
statutory offense with Thomas.
‘ Spouse Wants To Return
“We had such a happy home,”
Mrs. Thomas said, with chokin#
voice. ‘My husband was good to
me and the children until that
other woman came between us, and
I know he wants to come back to
me, but she won’t leave him alone.
! He told me he wanted to break
’ away from her.” At that point
the grief-stricken mother broke
1 down and was unable to talk for
1 several minutes. ‘
’ Her eyes flashed angrily through
her tears when she had regained
■ her composure: “But I’ll get him
back again," referring to her hus-
s band. “That* woman is not go
( ing to ruin our home. Her name
■ isn’t Helen McDonald —It’s Marie
i Caton—there are folks who know
i all about her.”
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MRS. PINCHOT, mother of Rosamond, who has
been attending the Max Reinhardt festival at Salz
burg, Austria, told of her daughter's determination to
prove that she' can be a success unassisted. Max
Reinhardt met Miss Pinchot on shipboard three years
ago and chose her to play the important role in
“The Miracle.” ,
Mrs. Mills Slept In
Rev. Dr. Hall 9 s Study
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to buy anything. Father couldn’t
see why we wanted anything.
Mother and I would go window
shopping together.
One day we saw a framed pic
ture. It’s the picture you often
see; I think it is by a famous
painter. It shows a little boy lying
on his back on a hillside, shading
his eyes with one hand and look
ing straight up into the sky, dream
“That is Just like Mr. Hall,”
Mother told me. “Ho has described
how he used to try to think things
out when he .was a boy on a farm.
He tried to think out what life was
an about and how he would ever
get things for his two sisters and
his mother, for he didn’t earn much
and they wanted a great many
th Mother brought that picture on
part payment, and when she
owned it all, »h« < ave Jt so
Hall. He hung it up in his study
at the church and said it was ex
actly like his own boyhood and
took him back. Later on, he
thought it best not to keep it
there; so he gave it back to mother
and she kept it lh our room. I
have it now. __
Hid New Bed in Attic
Mother and I had one room,
and my father and Dan another.
Dad’s bed wasn’t comfortable, so
mother and I went out to buy a
new one. The stores charged so
much that we had to buy the
bed on Instalments. TH never
forget the day they delivered it,
with the mattress and everything.
Mother and I hid it in the gar
ret, and didn’t dare bring it down
till It was all paid for, for fear
of what father would say. We
knew from experience. It was al
ways trouble, trouble,' trouble
about money.
We used to get sick over the
Once we had an awful time over
a wicker chair. The chairs in our
parlor were old and rickety.
Mother and I saw a wicker chair
In a store window and wanted to
buy It but mother didn’t have
enough even to pay an instalment.
Spent Night in Hall Study
Well, anyhow, mother saved
enough out of the housekeeping
money to make a payment and
we got the chair home. When it
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THE FORMER Elinor Patterson,
Chicago society girl, last season played
the .part of the nun in “The Miracle.”
„ On May 25, she and-Mr. Codman, a
Boston society man, were married with
the understanding that she might re
main on the stage a year and then de
cide her future.
It down—and tnen cue neavens
pretty near fell.
That night mother and I went
over to the church and slept in
Mr. Hall’s study. In two chairs.
Even mother and I got quarrettng.
She Wanted me f* slpep in the Hr
comfortable chair, and I wanted
the night and me the other hatfl
That wasn’t the last time we did
that. We did it a good many
times—whenever there were bad
rumpuses at- home, and we ‘couldn’t!
bear to stay there under that roof.
Tomorrow—Charlotte Mills tells
how she begins to suspect that
her mother and the Rev. HaH
loved *ach other. She relates
how her mother recovered from
an almost fatal Illness bezßuse
the rector pleaded that she must
stem Mrs. Hal
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Alberto nodded, “Yes," he said,
“Rudy had many loves, Pola’s was
his last."
“Was it his greatest?"
Takes Brother’s Place
“Ah, that I do not know. He
never told me of a formal bethroth
al as he would if one had existed.”
Rudy’s brother took the hand of
the dead lover’s sweetheart in both
of his and patted them affection
ately. He has been much in her i
company since the start of the
funeral train to the coast.
He is taking his brother’s place
as her champion.
Miss Negri is bearing up under
the strain of this journey" much
better than was expected.
She is pale and drawn but seems
in good health, eats regularly and
save Jtor a tendency toward much
weeping is holding herself exceed
ingly well. -4’«<
A shift in state room arrange
ment w/ts made today at Miss
Negri’s request. It places her
nearer to that In which Guglielmi
holds his death watch.
She explained that he Is her most
sympathetic friend and she feels
the need of his manly strength wow.
Mourned By Cripple
A touching tribute to the dead
star, undoubtedly the most touching
on the trip, came yesterday as the
funeral train pulled into Chicago.
It was known only to a few until
late last night when, on her regu
lar evening pilgrimage to the d#ath
car she noticed a wilted little Wisp
there before. On it was a card
of a bouquet that had not been
with the inscription, “to our be
loved Rudy. My heart can only
express its love and grief with
flowers and a prayer that you may
rest in peace.”
It had been placed on the casket
by Catherine Ochsner Ttast-Elloltt,
160 E. Pearson St., Chicago.
S. George Ullman had seen the
girl, a pretty 19-year-old cripple, in
the crowd that stood in the rain
in the New York Central railroad
yards. She had been there for
three hours.
Ullman touched by her grief sent
for her and took her to the bier
LONDON, Sept. 4.—Suffering
from a slight cold und an attack of
dyspepsia, United States Secretary
of the Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon,
accompanied by his ‘son Paul, left
Clarklges todav to snend the week
end resting at the home of a friend.
The secretary expects to return
to the United States on the Beren
garla next Saturday.
Winston Churchill, chancellor of
the exchequer, sent an official of
the treasury to greet the American
secretary today, and a meeting be
tween the two is being arranged for
next week.
U. 8. LEGION DISCOUNTS c . , p j
ANTI-U. 8.. ACTS IN PAR® 3WB » rOF Him.
"National headquarters of the • - -// r ’
American Legion here today issued . _
a statement designed to allay the ag
fears of Legionnaires that they " B
may not have a cordial reception
in France when they go next year Jf
to hold their national convention. -sr|
Some Legion posts have recently ||
adopted resolutions opposing the
plan for holding the 1927 conven- B
tion abroad because of the evidence JB
of anti-American feeling. B
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HENRI COCHET, brilliant French tennis player, has
many admirera, but none so ardent as his wife, with
whom he is shown here, on the tennis courts m Boston.
Four policemen may need the
services of the Alibi Artist today
when they appear before Major
Edwin B. Hesse, superintendent of
police, as the result of complaints
made by citizens in connection with
the series of handbook raids made
late afternoon with the arrival of
the zero hour—2:3o. p. m.
At 1336 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.,
a squad of policemen and a detec
tive sergeant, are alleged to have
brbken into two private apartments
“by mistake." and considerable
damage to the interiors resulted,
while raids of more or less success
were being conducted at four other
addresses in the First and Third
According to the official assign
ment list for the simultaneous raids,
Police Lieutenant James McQuade,
Privates Langdon and Mullen, and
Detective Sergeant Varney were
assigned to the Masaschusetts Ave. ‘
address. They held a warrant for
Charles Daniel Payne as the repre
sentative of the man supposed to
be running the handbook game
there. The warrant was not served i
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THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT in the flivver plane line is the collapsible peanut *
airplane, which can be flown from the deck of a submarine. Its wings fold and it .
can be carried on a tube atop the sub. The plane can be assembled and launched in
nine minutes; T>he demonstration was given off the New p»gi*»4 eoastr /
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SHE BROUGHT into the theater the glamor of an
ancient English name and the renown of a beauty ac
claimed by artists and laymen. Lady Diana alter
nated in the roles of the nun and the Madonna in
“The Miracle,” when it was presented in New York
and in various other American cities.
nor were any other arrests made
Varney and Detective Sergeant
Brodie were technically In charge
1 * officiated at the more
successful raid of the series in
the First Precinct, when eleven
witnesses and two principles were
bagged at “Eddie’s” place, 1203 E
St. N. W.
When the raiders led by Lieuten
ant McQuade reached the Massachu
setts Avenue address they first
went to the third floor apartment
of M. P. Mclnerny, Veterans’ Bu
reau detective.
Despite protests by Mrs. Mclnerny
that they were making a mistake,
they ransaked the apartment and
badly frightened her, according to
a personal complaint made by Mc
lnerny when his wife notified him
of the occurrence.
On the next floor visited, an
other apartment, occupied by
Manuel M. Giron, former Guatema
lan envoy here, and his spn, Carlos;
Declo Vlllares, an artist, and Fer
nand L. Dumont, of Guotemala,
Interpreter for the State Depart
ment, was considerably damaged
when the policemen smashed things
in an effort to get “evidence.”
Inspector Harry G. Pratt today
said that the fiasco was an un
fortunate affair, explained that the
police had a warrant for "Payne
‘and the premises,” and were doing
their duty. The building is be
lieved to be owned by John B.
Keleher, Washington sportsman,
who was arrested some time ago
on a handbook charge.
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entertainment, will be supplied
gratis. <-■'■•'',■
Party to See Sesqul (
The morning following the fight
■a special committee representing
Mayor Kendrick wIH conduct the
party on a sightseeing visit to
the Sesquicentennial. A theater..
party is planned for the evening, a
"sightseeing tour of one of the
country's most historic cities will
fill the entertainment program for
Saturday, morning and Saturday
afternoon the entire party will, have
box seats at the double-header be
tween the Philadelphia Nationals,
and the Cincinnati Reds.
As each new winner is announced^,
a new group of candidates coma to |
The Times and Sunday Herald office
eager to find Out how the humlc
wand wbrkswhlch putsa ya-y
woman into a 127.50 ringside seat
at the biggest fight event of the
year, and entertains Mm for tnrte
days. x
The first thing they discover is
that there isn't any magic to 1U
That• there isn't one winner, but,
200. That there is no limitation
of sex, occupation or “previous
condition of servitude." Nor is it
a beauty contest
Vying -with the men who have
entered, girls’ athletic clubs in the
city are planning to have one of
their number on the Big Time
Party. *
dub Aids Miss Totten
The Princess Athletic Club to
campaigning for Mary Ellen Totten
and the girls of the Metropolitan
Athletic Club are shoulder to
shoulder in support of Gladys
Mills, their basketball captain. ♦.
Advance word from the Wash
ington Athletic Club and the Capi
tol shows that these clubs intend
to aid one of their number in win-,
ning a free ringside seat. . 1
One of the latest winners, “Eddie"
Cockrell, of the .Alexandria Fire
Department, represents three ath
letic clubs,* the Crystal, the Vir
ginia and the Independents.
Frank Cockrell, his brother and
also in the fire fighting forces of
Alexandria, was one of the first
winners, and now a third brother,
Thomas J. Cockrell, is planning
to go. ?
J. R. Johnson, 1808 Massachusetts
Ave., associated with the Brockway
Motor Truck Company; Louis
Schroft, proprietor of the Virginia
Auto Supply Company; Harry Wil
kinson, Mammoutb Oak Apart
ments, 718 Sixth St. N. E.; Thomas •
Connelly, Third Street and H North,
west; C. M. Kupersmidt, 8801 M
St. N. W.; S. N. Samaha, Citizens’
Lunch Room, Rosslyn, Va.; E. 'C.
Bond, 1208 H N St. N. W.j J. D.
Owen, 1208 M N St. N. W„ man,
ager of the soda fountain in
O’Donnell’s Drug Store; Ward-
Parker, Argonne Apartments, 1628
Columbia Rd., and Jack A. Her
rington, 1400 C St. N. E., in the
Treasury Department, are today 0
candidates. ’.
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