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M'Namara Hoped to
Kill Owner of Los
Angeles Times.
In Depth of Wisconsin Woods
Dynamiter Told McManigal,
State's Witness, of Explosion
Which Wiped Out Twenty
One Lives in News?
paper Plant.
Indianapolis, Ind., November 14.-? 1
For the. trat time since the twenty-one
person* wer? killed In the blowing up
of the Loa Angelet Time? Building, on
October 1, 1?10. J. B. it.Nan.iri> de?
tailed confession to having caused the
explosion, with his motives for doing
it and Ma comments on the fact that
?o many people were killed, was re?
lated on the witness stand In the "dyn?
amite conspiracy" trial to-day.
Ortie K McManigal testified that the
confession was given to him while
he was biding McNamara in the, woods
P.y miles from Conover. Wls, both of
them having gone to the Wisconsin
woods on the pretext of being h-nters.
Olaf A. Tveltmoe and Eugene L?
Clancy, dan Francisco labor leaders.
McManigal testified, were named 'oy
McNamara as having made arrange?
ments for the Los Angeles explosion
and as having furnished the two men?
F. A. Schmitt and David Caplan?to
assist In buying the hlghpower nitro
gelatln, because Schmitt, and Caplan
had been regularly employed on the
coast by the Building Trades Council of
California. Tveltmoe and Clancy are
a.nong the forty-five defendants now on
Two Surr (aptnred
Caplan and ?!? timltt were Indicted
In Ia>* Angelas County with James B.
JKSimara on '-harges of murder, but
never have been captured. Government
ate nts have been Informed that Caplan
v. as killed.
When he ask'i SleNamara why he
twisted on* a gas J? t In the basement
of the Times Building before the ex
p.osion. McManigal testified, McNamara
Because when the explosion oo
t 'irred 1 wanted the whole building to
go to hell.
"But ] am sorry so many were
killed.' McNamara added "I hoped to
get General Otis."
McManigal said that on November S.
1310, John J. McNamara asked him to
take lames B. on the hunting trip. He
was starting o>n that Jay from Chi?
cago. He went to Kenosha, and James
B Joined him the-re. They procured
hunting licenses and went with the
party to Conover. and then to a camp
live miles in the country.
' On November &." said McManigal.
"I missed James P. and started out
alone to Wok for some deer. Standing
4in a tree stump. I suddenly heard the
crack ,pf a pistol. Presently 1 saw
James B. Suspicion flashed into my
mind. I accused him right out.
" -i think you were takinir a shot
at me.1 i said. 'If you do. you had,
better be o,uick at?>ut it This Is a Ine ?
place up here to g^t rid of a man?
Just shoo* him and the coyotes will eat
up his body.'
Telia of Time? -Job."
"He replied he just did It to scare
Wie. Th?-n, we foeinsr alone for the first
time, he eat down and told me about
the Los Angeles job He said when we
went to the <-oa*t in July he got in
touch with Tv-!tmoe snd Clancy, ac?
cording to instructions from his broth?
er. Tveltmoe and Clancy, he said, put
Oapian and Schmitt at his disposal.
'Leading up to the Los Angeles ex
plosion. J. B. sali he found you could 1
Cet ?41 the monev you wanted on the 1
oast He said Tveltmoe was the big
paymaster, and there never was any?
thing to fear, for Tveltmoe was a
friend of Mayor McCarthy and. in fact,
Tveitmoe w?j th? Mayor n{ axn Fran?
"I asked him why he went after the
Times. He answered that Tveltmora
bad put him on to it.
"Then he told me how he had set
the l'omb in what is known an "Ink
Cl'ey" In the Times plant, awng .w.Jie
ink barrels and old papers. Going <n.
he said, he was stopp.-d by the n'sht
watchman, who asked him what he
want-' J In there. He replied he was
going to the eomposlng roen The
watchman let him pass. Me reached
the basement, and while passing
ti rough it tore *?ff a gas Jet. I asked.
?Why did you break off tKe gas JetT
He replied. 'Because I wanted the
whole Building to gn to hei?.' I said 1
was surprif-d he would do It. know?
ing th. re w.-r- > ? many people In the
building. He answered, 'What's the
difference* I was to make a good
Cleaning .-ut. and I did It.' Then he
thought for a while, and added: 'Hut I
Cm s?Try there were So many people
hailed. 1 wanted to get General Otis.*
rtaeed other Bosafce.
? He t?ld roc he put the Interred
?paehin** at the residence*. of <;<-nera!
Harrison ?Srav Otis, proprietor of the
Times, and of Felix J. Zeehandlaar.
?V re tar j- of the Merchants' anu Man
?fa lar.r* .x ssoclatlon. ail to go off
At i o'clock in the morning."
McM-n g?: -a i after newa of . *
*Los At.sreies explosion was published
J J. M<Namara. secretary of the
Iron.ker? hcadouarters In Indian?
apolis sent him to Worc??ter. Mi?,
to cause an "echo" of the 1'aciflc C -;ist
exr-losioTi in the East
"I want an echo ?.f that I?oe At?
^-les evploelon In the East. ?-> If they
?steh J. !> they'll think tlicv have
th' wrong man.' MManttM said wa?
the wgg J 3 instructed him M-M.m
teal ?7M he went tw Worcester en l
rawsej two explCCtocc there October
Washington November 14 Senator
Martin, of VlrclnbV was deetgna'-d
to-day hp Presld.nt Taft to fill the
Mace cc the Lincoln Memorial **cw?
?scTi<iii' ,*f1 v*r*nt b' ffc* ***** ?*
Wilson Is Unable to At?
tend Conference of
Richmond Meeting Earlier Than
He Had Understood It to Be,
and He Will Not Be Back
From "Rest" Trip?Tells
The Times-Dispatch
of His Regret.
Wilson Not Coming
f Special to The Tim. -s-I>lsp.tteh.]
Prlaeetoa, V J ?. >o? einher It.
Oovrraor '.Mlawn atated to-day to
a repreaeatattve of The iibim-DIh.
patch that be mould aot be able ta
attend the < onferenre of Goveraora
ta be held la Richmond oa Decem?
ber 3. He aatd that be regretted
Terr aaaeh that be would aat be
present, bat that It would be Im
poaathle for him to attend for the
reaaoa that be would aat return
from bla -reet- trip aatII after the
? rot week ta December. He added
that be had planned to be preaeat.
and bad looked forward with arrat
pleaaare ta vlaltlna Klrhasoad. bat
be had aaderatood that the confer?
ence would be held during the laat
dar* af Deeeaiber.
Princeton. N. J.. November 14?Pre?-;
ident-Elect Wilson ard President Taft
are to be In New York at the ttne
time Saturday, but the probabilities are
against ttuir meeting. Governor WiT
son plans to go tj New York to-raor
row afternoon to attne.l a dinn'r to Je
given him by the class of 1*79 of
Princeton Cnivrrsity. of which he is a.
member. II?; will remain in the me
tropolis until th<: afternoon >f Satur?
day, when he starts on h:s vac?To?
trip. Prepident Taft is expected to
reach New York early Saturday. The
President-elect, however, will be occu?
pied with numerous arrangements pre
paratory to petting out on bis journey,
and probably will have no opportunity
to call on the Pr?sident In the hrltf j
time both will be in the city.
Governor Wilson's day was one ot;
variety. He wrote lettre? all morn?
ing, had a number of callers and re-1
viewed the Second Regiment of tho!
.State militia as It came away from its'
#a-n battle on the historic battle?
ground of 1'rinceton.
flaaatr S. Cummingi, Democrat.c na-j
tional 'ommitteeman from Connectl
cutt. had luncheon with the Governor.;
Former Governor Ansell. of South Car-;
ilir.a, and Colonel Lindsay Johnson, of
Kome. Ga.. the birthplace of Mrs. War?]
son. were other visitors.
Governor Wnasal expects to return!
here from his TOM'? It? on December
I*, and is pr-panng for a r?lrenuoi:s
time, with an txt'-ndej list of app>lnt
ments. liefere h>- goes to Wa>hington
for his inauguration the Student? of tha
university plan to give him a big din?
ner, probably In the college gym.:asiuin. !
The townspeople ?re arranging a dem- ;
onstration to give their distinguished|
resident large send- >ff. j
State Representatives IMaeajaa Pollu?
tion af Potomac River.
Washington. November 14.?Repre?
sentatives of the State? of Maryland
and Virginia conferre-i with Depart?
ment of Agriculture experts hero to?
day regarding recommendation* to be
made an th? result of the j"'nt in?
vestigation af the alleged pulluted con?
dition af the Potomac River.
An original Inquiry hy the depart?
ment resulted in a report that the
<>>nditlor: of the pollution extended
a* far a* Plarkiatone Island. The j
Possible effect or th?s report on the i
?>? stcr Industry aroused the officials of*
the two State*, and a Joint further j
Inquiry was arranged. The inveatiga- j
tors hold decidedly different views, and
the conclusions and recommendations |
will not.be ready to report for some1
time. ;
Ptttabatrgb waa ?heota firat and aaeaad
?Vlvea, Thea t em mile ?1tld?.
Pittsburgh. Pa . NovfmVr 14.?John !
Addisnn Matthews, aged th'rty-six. an
Insurance agent, shot and killed hi*
second wife. Mr? Pauline Matthews. 1
shot his divorced wife. Blanche Gilger. j
of Salem. Pa- and then ended hi* ow?i ,
ltfe. shooting hiT.sc!? tnroua-h the heal, j
His first wlf? d*ed two hoar* after i
IreiPC woiirdcfl.
The tra?cdv oourred thl* afternoon !
ax th-- Matthews apartment. In the ,
N-rth fatk It I? said Matthew* waa,
despondent over <inmMtl' trouble*.
U<?w the first wtfe happened to be la
ht- apartment probably nelver will
he known.
He I?%U C?T |*ii aw ttl*j?l i **
M .drl l. Spnln. Jf?vmber 14 ?Connt ,
Al\aro I>e Roman'>T.e?. president of
the Chamber of I)ep#??e*. ha* beea I
selected hy King Alfeoao to form a
new cabinet, in ro?a?ouence of tbe ,
assassination f Premier Canal ejaa. It
waa annonnred that Count de Ro?
ma none* had) decided to retain all the
canaleta* rnln'ster*. Count Rimitlinnn
h?n held portfolios '.? v?r|et? Cabinet*, i
III.. M?T.Bih?f 14?Two
. r-ilsln* laanche*. a*14 ta bar? rgiiltl
from three to eight n*en. bejujnd fror?
? hlcaao to W. fepaaa. rapajtped while
attempting to era? the l?agrange Dg**, :
eight la I lea below Hi a I dai* aj p^ aw the i
lillno's Hi v.r. to-day. and Hill 4M '
Bulgaria Asks Evacua?
tion of Adrianople, Scu?
tari and Monastir.
Direct Negotiations Continue,
and Tardy Action of Powers
Toward Peace in Balkans
Is Thus Forestalled?Ru?
mored That Adrianople
Has Fallen.
London. November 14.?Turkey hu
n?w formally appealed to Bulgaria for
peace, thus forestalling the tardy ac
tlon of the European concert towards
mediation. No armiatice has yet been
concluded. difficulties ..av. arisen
about the terms
It is said that Bulgaria demands
the evacuation of Adrianople. Scutari
and Monastir as a condition of agree?
ing to an armistice. Negotiations,
however, eontlaue.
The censorship is again exceed.ngly
sec-re. and it is difficult to arrive at
any correct idea of the military po?
sition. The fall of Adrianople is ru?
mored from both Servian and Turkish
sources, but this is still unconfirmed.
Another ieport says the Bulgarians
have oc-upled Hadeinkeui. twenty-one
miles from Constantinople, if this is
true, it is a v?ry important capture,
as that town is Nazim Pasha's staff
While the Vienna Relchspost cor?
respondent with the Bulgarian army
reports what he describes as "mur?
derous fighting" along the Tchatalja
lines. Turkish official reports deny
that there has been any serious fight?
ing there for several days.
With regard to other p-.dnts. an im?
provement in the weather has per?
mitted the resumption of the Monte?
negrin attaeks against the Turkish po?
sitions around Scutari, with some suc?
cess. A i.attle is imminent at Mon?
astic where the garrison has en?
deavored to make terms for its sur?
render, but imposed conditions which
the Servian crown prince was unable
to grant.
Should rn attack on Monastir bo
made, the Turks are not expected to
offer serious resistance to the com?
bined Servian and Greek armies, and
its fate la likely to be the same as
Salonika's. jiuTo"
The Greeks coutlnue their march to?
ward Janina. They have now takenj
Metsovo. a few miles to the northwest"
BaJgartaae Utr Heavily.
A report through Bucharest places
the Bulgarian losses in the war at a
far greater figure than has yet been
estimated. According to this report
the killed and wounded number be
tween ?".000 and $0,000, out of a total
of tZSjMfl men. and it is pointed out
that after allowance is made for hold?
ing the line of communication, only
160.000 effective men are left for
One reason which Is considered like?
ly to induce Bulgaria to consent to
an armistice and to a peace settle?
ment, is fear of cholera. Official re?
ports issued at Constantinople repre?
sent that comparatively few cases are
oicurring daily, but other reports say
the epidemic Is serious with a high
There Is no development in the dip?
lomatic situation, but an official denial
has been issued at St. Petersburg to
reports that the Russian government
has pronounced itself definitely in
favor of Servla's claim for an Adriatic
port, or has sent instructions to the
Russian Ambassador at Vienna to that
Constantinople. November 14.?So
far the Turkish government has re?
ceived no notification of the result
or the application for an armistice
which has been made at Sofia. There,
fore rumors that an armistice has
'.een arranged are unfounded. Cntii
to-day there has been no fighting
along the Tchataija lines since Sun
day. when the Bulgarians attacked two
outlying forts
The commander of the Turkish bat- ]
t>ship Turgbut Reis, however, re?
ports that at 3 o'clock this afternoon
he bombarded the Bulgarian forces to'
the north of Lake Derkos. The an- j
thoritlesi here assort that the oonJI- j
f.on of the Tchatalja lines is satisfac- .
tory. and that a second line of defense
is being established. The foreign mill - ?
tarv attach.* have gone to th* front.
The Bulgarians yesterday occupied
Rod onto a large number of cholera
patients have been removed to the va- I
r:<?us lazarettos Ther? arc several f
rases among the wounded
fonetantinople, November 14.?That \
Adrianople has fallen is the rumor j
here s*lnce noon wtrelees comnnml
cation with the besieged cKy has j
failed It is reported that consider?
able skirmishing has been going on j
In the region of Lake Derkos. on the i
Turkish right wing, where the Bul?
garians are assembling In large forces.
rwstp Ti
New fork. November 14?The gov?
ernment brought suit hers this after?
noon against j eases J H aggin. of this
city, to recover lf.il:.??. represent?**
the value sf cold used and other tim?
ber alleged to have been wrongfully
cut by the Aaeeowde Cesapaay from
Fe'eral lands *n Montana hetwe?u Au?
gust. 1*S4. and January. 1***. j
Cnftsd ?taten District Atterney!
Henry A. Wise, who bteutrht the ffov- .
ernment's suit, presented Ms esmsintrt.
charging tbSt during tbe twelve-year
f*v,r??*VvJ Tr*4>fM t*9 tfcw AcspSeVOtteflesi ^sW^sw*
pony without pm mission cut sad re?
moved In all i.Jsi ?7 4 cords of wood,
agcregat'ng In value the nmssst for
which the government Sum.
The Ansjeondn Company snug a part
nsishtnv, femssssd originally of the de?
fendant. Haggis. ? mm Only. ?
Retiring Untied States Treasurer and Probable Successor
United States and Russia Near
Agreement on Xew
Czar Will Not Modify Practice
Toward Non-Russian
Washington. N'ovtrabT ;4.?An
agreement between the United States
and Russia, to take the place of the
commercial treaty of 1812, the abro?
gation of which becomes effective Jan?
uary x next, virtually has been reached.
According to information from high
official authority.
It was declared probable that it
would be worked out satisfactorily to
both countries before the date when
the old treaty expires.
This advanced stage in the negotia?
tions h.-ts been r?-a<rhed only after a
number of conversations between Sec?
retary of State Knox and Russian
Ambassador Bakhmeteff. beginning last
summer and continued at infrequent
Intervals, the last occurring to-day.
This course waa adopted rather than
the usual method of exchanging for?
mal notes, as better calculated to se?
cure a speedy disclosure of the exist?
ing conditions in the United States
and Russia likely to affect the two1
governments in their ?Sorts to pre- j
vent a complete rupture of their vast'
commercial relations..
Only In a general way can It be said
that an understanding exists that such
a breach shall not take place, for the
details of *he arrangement remain to
be worked out. |
F.ven with the best of intentions
on the part of the negotiators, owing
to the difficulty of rapid communica?
tion between Washington and St- Pe?
tersburg, save by the unsatisfactory
cable method, it is going to consume
little >ss than the seven weeks that
Intervene between the present date and
December It, when the old treaty ex?
pires, to accomplish this mutually de
?tred result.
Owing to the extreme delicacy of
the subject and the possibility of the'
complete failure of the proposed agree?
ment in event that tJiere should be
public discussion and criMcism. neither
party to the negotiations Is willing to
throw any light upon the details of
the arrangement.
Tn fact. It Is even impossible at
present to secure an official admission
that th- agreement is within sight-'
From suoh sidelight as is obtainable,
however, it ippc.irs that Rusria h*s
not consented to modify Its practice ..f,
refusing passports to American or oth-'
er non-Hu.*stan Jews I
to Wo? I Pa levhsarfea, Ky.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Xov.mbcr II?Af?
ter a hard *lght Lexington. Ky.. was i
selected over Richmond for the next
meeting place of the Southern Medical
Association a; Its closing ?esslon here
to-day AsaeTTUe. Xashviiie. New Or?
leans and Savannah also were tn the
race Xew officers were elected as
follows Or Prank A Jo-e?. Memphis.
PresMert Or Stuart McOulre. RJch
ssstfld. nr. J. t>. Love. Jacksonville,
slew-president Dr Saale Harris. Mo?
bile, secretary-treasurer, re-e'eeted.
The association adopted a resolution
providing an appropriation for a medal
to be prppepted each year to ? sasmbtt
for merttori?"?? and original rent arch
work The first recipient of this
sasfpj t* Or ? r Ras?. Xew Or loan*,
for his work in successfni cultivation
of malaria plasm odla out?'de of the
C*we^SaPa?fw*5pwl V ?*#**? ^o'^a^V?
?Tbeeltng. W V? . November M ?The
rnpdltlop ?f Oovrrnor-K]ect Hatfl-M.
Hi of pwenantmla admittedly |p grave
h?te to-wight Hie pbvsictaw? stated
Mrs. Merriman Makes Strange
Statement Concerning
Dead Baby.
i _______
Coroner's Jury Brings In Verdict
of Murder by One or Both
of the Parents.
The Verdict
i -That the aoa of < hnrlea C. and
Hart I- Drammond Merriman came
to 111 death on or a boat the 29th
daj of October, 1*12, and frasa the
j evidence before the Jarora they are
' of the opinion that he waa la ten
S tlonallT killed by aoaae aaraaa which
they are not able to satisfactory
ascertain, nard on or about the 2Mb
j day of October, 1912, by Us father
I or by Bin mother, or by both of
J them ro-op-rntlaK-"
The coroner'e jury, which yesterday
morning, began an inquiry into the
death of the newborn son of Charles
C. and Hattle Drummond Merriman,
yesterday afternoon returned, a ver?
dict placing the blame upon either
the father or the mother, or both.
A warrant charging Merriman with
murder was Immediately sworn out
by Detective-Sergeants Wiley and
Kellam. It was deemed best by Com?
monwealth's Attorney Folks* and
Coroner Taylor not to swear oat a
warrant for Mra Merriman. who is a
Ipatient at the Virginia Hospital.
The most amazing development ' in
the case yesterday was a sweeping de
; rial by Mrs. Merriman to Captain of
Detectives McMahon, Sergeant Kel
; lam. a nurse and an interne that she
? had ever become a mother. Asked
about her delirious declarations as told
! by a nurse, and which led to the dls
: covery Of the murder when the child
i was found buried beneath the floor of
a woudhouse at Merriman'a home. 1615
West Main Street, she denied all'
knowledge of the child. In detail she
was questioned, 'but her denial was
sweeping: she would admit nothing.
Pbyalrlaa'o ltaleam?!?
it was necessary to adjourn the in
q-jest in order that Captain McMahon
and Sergeant Kellam might Interview
I the woman and present her statement
to the jury. Captain McMahon did not
I inform Mrs. Merriman that be was
; ax: officer.
That the dead child was that of Mrs
Merriman Is a fact vouched for b>
Mer.-(man's confession to Captain M< -
I Mahon. and testimony by Dr. Marvin
F. Sackois. of *:? West Grace Street
j Dr. Nuckols tea a nod before tbe Jury
that be bad attended Mrs. Merriman
j and her child on October 2*. the date
i of Its birth When he made a second
' visit the following day he was in?
formed by Merriman that the child
I had been sent to Its grandmother In
I Brunswick fosmty. It was on Ortob-r,
j 14 that he ordered the woman rer-oved;
to the hospital, she having trtMsj
j convulsion*
Dr. Nswkols said that the baby was
' apparently .healthy, and that there
was nothing to Indicate that it would
not lire There was nothing to show
signs of a speedy death
Staates! CMSd sdemrcd
Daring his first visit Or N ickels
asserted. Merriman Inquired whether
I b* knew of any person who would
? adopt the child. Two physician replied
' that be mich! b* able to get It In M
In farts* home j
Or Xuekols also told of a visit two'
months ago to Mrs Merriman while
aim was living at I? South I ?n? hardy
Street He said Mre Merriman bad
reo seat cd him to visit her Testers'a v
Mr. Merri-san told Captain McMahon
that Dr Xackols had not attended her.
" {Continued en tare ond Pag*-1
[It Is Found in Excelsior Pad
. ding and Removed in Pres
', ence of Jury.
Clerk Dexter Goad Is Important
Witness in Trial of
Sidna Allen.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Wythevllle. Va., November 14.?All
doubt as to whether or not a certain
hole in the chair occupied by Judge
! Thornton U Massle at the time he
? was slain was made or a bullst was
' removed to-day in th* trial of Stdna
! Allen, when the cxccMtor padding M
the back of the chair was removed
in the presence of the Jury, and the
bullet which made the hole found. In
this the defense sees support of Us
theory that Judge. Massle was killed
by one of the court officials, and not
by one of the Aliens, as it is claimed
the location oi she bullet was such
t that it must have been tired from
j that corner of the room in which ths
court officers were standing.
Clerk Goad, on whose head the de?
fense tries to place the blame for the
tragedy, was a witness to-day and
related the incidents of the tragedy
in much the ^ame manner he did at
former trials. He was unshaken on
Other witnesses testified as to al?
leged threats made against the court
by Sidna Allen and his brother. Floyd
Th* chief witnesses to-day were
Jama* N. Early and Dexter Goad, tbe
farmer one of ths Jurors and the lat?
ter a conspicuous figure In the tragedy
and an Interesting witness in the
present case, one of the theories of the !
defense being that there was ill feel- j
tag between the Aliens and Goad and
that the first jvert act in the tragedy
was taken by Goad. The wttnev. in
examlnatlon-ln-chlef. ststed the etr-|
cumstances lcadlhg up to the trag.-dy'
and the part taken by himself and
j the other actors therein. With the
i evidence of this witness there wer*
tendered six or eight indictments
against the prisoner, the Edwards boys
and others In Carroll Circuit Court, to
which the defense objected. The Judge
admitted t:-.em. with instructions to
the Jury that th? indictments ould
j not be considered as tending to prove
j anything contained tn them, out merely
the fact that th- indictments were in
! existence.
The witness was subjected to Ion?
snd searching .-ross-examlnat'on. His
evtden -e followed the line given oy
him tn tb- prevltios trtals. without ma*
testa! change.
May rsnehsii Tw-Oay.
It is thought that the C >mmo-twealth
will < .-nelude the evldettce-tn-chtr?
f..-morrow The trend of questions >a
NM part of the Commonwealth indi
? ate- that the theory >s. first, that
there was a conspiracy and also th.i*
the fatal wound Inflicted on Judce
Massle was at the hands if the pris?
The defense by rroes-examinatlen
endeavored to draw out such farts ???
would throw doabt on these p-?inta ind
discredit the w!tr e?? by .-nnfllctir,*
statements or statenv nts inconsistent
with those of ither witnesses.
Th" continued rross-ea?n>lnstion b?
Mr Buvton. went into minute detail*
as to the a--ls or Goad, the witness The
d?fen?e also endeavored to show tMt
-"herlff Wehh was shot hv the wit?
ness, who rsrrled a pistol, and or- \
dered a new a itomatlc pistol and tw
ammunition c?*es of 1*1 carrrtd?e?
during the' December previoue to the
irscedy No (hinge was made In ev..
de nee of this witness as gtre.. la
former 'rial*.
W. "A Hawks, of la.rr.hsna-g. ""arroll
Cnsnii. who has not t?-%ttfo-d n?ret ?
fore, was tbe netlt WlteeSp He test
*.ed as to threat* of Flo>d Allen at
H ff Black welt's re st de ore. eMtHtg
?jOsejflsyriii ? ?erssjth iSsjel
McCIung 's R e t i remei
as Treasurer
Pleases Taft.
This Leaves Old Place Open tcf
Hilles, Who Goes Back aa
Private Secretary ? Friction
With MacVeagh and Luke
warmness Toward Taft
Washington, November 14.?.A
nouncement of the resignation of _?*,
McCIung as Treasurer of the United]
Stales was made by President Tats
to-day. Mr. McCIung tendered his)
resignation to the President at a con?
ference at the Executive Mansion
early to-da>. and its acceptance waa
later announced by the president from
the executive- offices, with the explana?
tion that Mr. McCIung resigned volun?
tarily. U is believed that Carnxl
Thompson, now private secretary to
the President, will succeed him.
Mr. McClung's resignation becomes
effective as soon as his successor is
appointed. The treasurer declined to
discuss his retirement in any way to?
day, but it was rumored that his
resignation came as the result of con?
tinued friction with Secretary Mac?
Mr. McCIung was one of the treas?
ury officials named by Assistant Sec?
retary A. Platt Andrew as having been
In continued controversy with th*
Secretary of the Treasury, when Mr.
Andrew, in a letter accompanying his
resignation, declared that the secre?
tary and his associates were not la
Mr. McCIung had a conference wits.
Secretary MacVeagh yesterday, and It
is understood the result of that con?
ference was the offer of his resigna?
tion to President Taft to-day. H*
was appointed Treasurer of the tTnlt
' ed States November 1. 1903. Beforo
that Mr. McCIung. who was a noted
Yale football star, had been IdenO
' fled with the Southern Railway, and
from 190| to 1909 had been treasurer
(of Yale University.
The appointment of Caml Thompson
to succeed Mr. McCIung would be fol?
lowed, it Is believed, by the Immedi?
ate return of Charles D. Hilles to the
White House as secretary to the Presi?
dent. It has ?sau uaassStsad t*>W*sh<aa
ington. since Mr. Hilles became chair?
man of the Republican National Com?
mittee, that the President hoped to
reinstate him at the White House after
.-though the White House was ex?
ceedingly reticent to-day on the whole
thing, the intimations in well Informed
quarters are strong that Mr. McClung's
resignation, even If not forced, was
decidedly agreeable both to President
Taft and Secretary MacVeagh.
As to the performance of the duties
of his office. Mr. McCIung. It Is said,
hag lasen without official criticism,
but he unfortunately became involved
in the troubles leading to the resig?
nation of A. Piatt Andrew as assistant
secretary of the treasury. Mr. Andrews
having made public at the time of his
retirement a long letter severely criti?
cising Secretary MacVeagh. and de?
claring that Mr. MacVeagh had beset
the most procrastinating head of th*
treasury the department had ever
known. Mr. Andrew, in his last and
final shot at Mr. MacVeagh, named a
nurrtber of treasury officials who. he
declared, had cause to regard Mr.
MacVeagh as temperamentally unfitted
for bis place. Mr. McCIung was on*
of the men named.
The others made public announce?
ments declaring that Mr. Andrew bad
j acted without authority Is using their
names, and that they were not in ac
1 cord with bis view* as to the head of
the department. Mr. McCIung was not
I so generous, and. on the other band,
is said to have written a letter about
the same tim \ probably to President
Taft, severely arraigning Secretary
So* PrteadlT Wsth eiisstsry.
Mr. McCIung. it has been known for
I a long time, has not been on the
i friendliest relations with Mr M_e
' Veagh. and appeared to ha\> little In
common with oth- r officials of the de
; partment. It was asserted that he did
i little to aid th- administration ist
making a showing of Its work. Al?
though h<- did not oppose the renomi
nation anJ re-election of President
, Taft, he placed terms much of the
j time Mr Taft was struggling to have
his administration understood through,
out the country.
Peculiarly, to.- Mr McCIung s .elec?
tion as Treasurer three rears ago vu
whollr personal with Pr.->s'.d. nt Taft.
Mr. Medon? appeared t-, have no po?
litical backing, and seems to have none
now. H- was. thouah * gradsmte of
Vale, a friend of the President, and
at one time had been tre*a* i?t of the
Yale corporat: >- If - ha:!* from Ten?
Mr. McC.ung went to c.e u bit*
House e?rl> tbi. morning and handed
his resignation personally to th*
prcider.t In t'-e Treasur- I ?, part?
ment i very few ?f th< ' la i official*
:-ad known what was coming
\ ff?. . ? ? . th? :? ??! tnv r.t :cm
S. . retar> MacVaagfe do* r. was wllll-ag
to make anv statement or |.. die. us*
In an> way the resignation
It was adrntttasl by o*n~ that Mr.
Mr**lun_ f.ad no* bee* In v*sw> tfOB
cordial touch ?Ith other oSV tals gf
the dewartrneat. Jast who applied th*
pressure to Mr. MkOttia*. if reports
?re true 'hat there was some sort *f
arr ? '? thi. f.?r. e. i. -or know*,
altho-gn a<<e*aBSa>bly the Proald'nt " **
the author of It
Ur McClvng himself wh-n -abed)
wh .1 -on pect ton ex let el bet tree a NSB>
resignation and the wit'-tratrsd
from the Treeevrr Iinirlsxnt tagt
. hut of T>r Andrew, admitted Saar?
the public generally W**4d coameet fw?
two r?? gnatte-a a*4 ?4- -d that w>
weald he perfectly **tu. >? to aSaSsaaVb
0C*st;n?ed -n Third rag- ? '

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