STORY TOLD BY
BATHROOM INCIDENT AT WEL-
LINQTON HOTEL RELATED BY
IRISH LACEMAKER IN A CHI-
CAGO COURT ROOM.
TOM TAGGART IS
tt OUT WITH DENIAL
DEMOCRATIC LEADER, WHOSE
NAME WAS MENTIONED IN
CASE, DECLARES HE NEVER
^'HEARD OF HIS ACCUSER.
Chicago, July 7.—The sensational
Wellington hotel bathroom incident
was reached in the trial of Ella
Gingles in Judge Brentano's court
here today. Her story in substance
follows: She visited the Wellington
hotel February 16 to collect eighty
three centB due her from Miss Arnold,
who occupied room 545. While in the
room waiting for Miss Arnold to put
in an appearance a man came in the
room and said: "Miss Arnold was
expecting you. She'e in the bathroom.
Walk right in."
"When I opened the door," said
Miss Gingles, "he pushed me in, the
bathroom. He put something burning,
on my face. I didn't remember any
thing more until Miss Barratte and
another woman came in. 1 was un
dressed except for the night gown.
My head hurt in the back. When they
went out of the bath room I reached
over and picked up my purse. I found
an envelope and wrote on it, 'Come
quick,. ,®Ua. 1 addressed it to Miss
Joyce, put a stamp on it. and threw
it out of the transom. When Miss
Barrette came in the man said to her,
'Why were you late,' and she said
something about cards keeping her.
Then they opened a bottle and a man
and Miss Barrette talked about me.
He handed me $50. That was nearly 2
o'clock in the morning.
"Miss Barrette was under the in
fiuence of liquor. I don't know who
the other woman was.
I "Before the woman came the man
said. 'Didn't Miss Barrette tell you
not to tell what happened up here on
the night of January 4.' I said, what
hurt my head."
j| Girl's 8tory Unprintable.
"Miss Donahue came in then. Then
Home one threw a bottle over the
transom and said it was to help me.
Jt had an awful taste. The man said
there were knockout, drops in it. The
stuff had a greenish tint. They took
the label off and then they put a. tow
el over my face." Here the testimony
became unprintable. The girl said
when she refused to remove her
gown Miss Barrett and the man cut
her twenty-three times and she show
'i"ed scars on her arms and head. She
fold of additional mistreatment by her
alleged assailants. Just, before t.he
noon adjournment. Miss Gingles sajd in
answer to a question concerning Tom
Taggart of French Lie:: Springs that
he had never written her a letter or
harmed her in any way.
Taggart's Name Mentioned.
The name of Tom Taggart, of
French Lick Springs, Ind., former
chairman of the Democratic national
committee, was brought into the rec
ord of the Ella Gingles trial here.
'The young Irish lacemaker, on cross
examination, had told of the alleged
search of her room by Agnes Barrett,
her accuser, and the late Mrs. Cecelia
Kenyon. looking for the lace which
J, Miss Barrette claimed Miss Gingles
Vhad stolen. This brought the story
ground to Miss Gingles' visit to Miss
Barrette's room at the Wellington
hotel on the subsequent occasion when
according to Miss Gingles she was
forcibly disrobed by Miss Barrette and
"Did you fight against them," asked
Assistant State's Attorney Short.
Woman Makes Fight.
Yes, until I was worn out with
prying and my exertions."
jgp"Was any man mentioned?"
Efes^'Yes, it was Tom Taggart, I be
"Isn't it a fact that you were told
that name to make a sensation In
I "No, sir."
A ''Who mentioned the name?"
jf/v Allgs Barrette. She said: 'If Tag
gart was only here."
Taggart Denies Knowing Girl.
Syracuse, N. Y„ July 7.—Thomas
iTaggart paired through here last
wight, and when shown the Associated
Press story of Miss Gingles' trial con
necting his name with her troubles,
said he "never saw, never knew or
never heard of Miss Gingles' name un
til the name appeared In this case,
and have since never, seen her." He
knows Miss Barrette, she havjiys: kept
curio stand at French Lick,
Goes to Paris For
Libel Suit Evidence
New York, July 7.—Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham's assistant, Stuart
McNamara, who has been pushing the
Panama libel proceedings against the
New York World and the Indianapolis
News, hag resigned for the time being
at least, and within a few days starts
for Paris to obtain evidence in the
Mr. McNamara is one of the young
hustling attorneys whom the attorney
general has gathered around him. He
possesses a clear analytical mind,
backed by experience and training
which has brought him to the fore
front in the attorney general's depart
AN ARMY GROUCH
SIGNAL CORPS MEN SEEMED TO
BE IRRITATED AT UNCONCERN
Washington, D. C., July 7.—The sig
nal corps officers concerned In the
aeroplane trials are beginning to show
irritation at the apparent leisurely un
concern of the Wright brothers re
garding aspects of the matter which
to the army officers seem exceedingly
important, principally in relation to
congress and its power to make appro
That bodv, whence flows all bless
ings for armv and navy, soon will dis
pose of the tariff question and dis
perse to places and interests far re
moved from aerial navigation.
Beginning with Brig. Gen. James
Allen, the chief signal officer, every
member of the corps wants t.he mem
bers of the house and senate to wit
ness the remarkable flights made by
the Wright brothers in order that the
legislators may treat, more kindly and
with greater familiarity the requests
for appropriations for aeronautical
The Wrights acknowledge
Interest than to fulfill the conditions
of their contract. a,s soon as possible,
but without assuming any unnecessary
Wilbur Wright left for New York
last, night in a decidedly unmilitary
manner. He failed to notify the offi
cers stationed at the aeroplane shed,
nor did he leave any word as to when
he would be back, or as to what neces
sitated his departure in the midst of
the Fort M.ver trials.
While Orville Wright, is expected
back from Dayton today, it seems
hardly possible that there will be anv
more flights at. Fort Myer before next
"Why do the Wrights insist on
building their own motors?" said one
of the. officers. "That Is something
I cannot understand, when there are
so many experts who could furnish
them with a motor that would not. skip
or stop while the machine Is In the
This man also commented on Or
ville Wright's feeling that he was
compelled to travel to Dayton, Ohio,
in order to get a strip of cloth with
which to repair a wing of the aero
Think Headache Cause of Suicide.
Las Vegas, July 7.—Chales Hutch
inson Mills, son of Abbott L. Mills of
Chicago, committed suicide in his
room in the Y. M. C. A building here
at an early hour yesterday. A bul
let from a revolver entered his fore
head and passed out at the base of the
brain, death being instantaneous. The
young man reached the city two weeks
ago from Chicago. He had been a
visitor there for the last few summers.
Friends attribute the suicide to tem
porary mental derangement caused by
severe headaches, to which Mills
PRESIDENT HAS A BUSY PRO
Taft's'Address Is Historical.
President Taft's sneech at Fort
TlcondGroga was largely historical in
"As I sit here and look at that em
battled hill It occurs to me that the
states of New York and Vermont are
most fortunate in being able to And a
place upon which three nations could
celebrate the past with entire con
sistency and with great, joy," he be
gan, "because, exercising proper dis
crimination, they can find deeds of
valor and success for France. England
and America on every spot about this
"CharoplatttCTrss a man ^komall _na
tlons can honor." He 'firtroi a man with
respect to whose history you have t.o
pass over something In silence. All his
life could bear the closest., examina
tlon and he brings out in the strong
est way those wonderful qualities
shown in the fifteenth, sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries by Spaniards,
Englishmen, Frenchmen and Port.ugues
who braved those dreadful terrors of
the sea, circum-navlgated the globe in
little cockle shells, and carried the
standard of the then civilization into
the farthest, forests and Into the dan
gers of the most distant tropics.
GRAM OF SPEECHES AND RE
CEPTIONS TODAY AT WEEK'S
Plattsburg, N. Y., July 7.—President
Taft as a guest of the New York and
Vermont Champlaln Ter-Centenary
commissions found himself the central
figure today In a aeries of events In
with the celebration of the
300th anniversary of the discovery of
the Champlaln country that promised
no cessation of activities until far Into
the night. Early in the day the presi
dent motored to Cliff Haven, where
he addressed a large gathering at the
Catholic Summer school of America.
Returning later to the Hotel Cham
plaln, where he received the foreign
ambassadors, Governors Hughes and
Prouty members of the New York
state legislature and other guests.
While this was going on the Indian
pageant, which has proved an attrac
tive feature of the weeks celebration
was given on Floating Island. Further
plans for the day included a luncheon
given by Smith M. Weed to the presi
dential party and other distinguished
Says We Have "Swelled Head."
"I think It Is well for us to go back
through the history of all nations in
order that our own heads, a little
swelled with modern progress may be
diminished a bit by the proper ap
preciation of what was done by na
tions, before us, under conditions that
seemed to limit the possibility of hu
man achievements, but. limitations that
were overcome by the bravery, the
courage, and the religious faith of
nations that preceded us in develop'
Ing the world.
"There were Montcalm and Wolfe
1.wo great Christians back to whom
you trace the whole history of 'ower
Canada. It is true Wolfe conquered
Montcalm on t.he plains of Abraham,
but In all the region of lower Canada
there still is a population purely
French, a population industrious, God
fearing, and loyal to the flag under
whose government they live. That
fact is a compliment not only to the
far seeing statesmanship of the Eng
lish colonial statesmen who framed
the government under which they live,
but it is a compliment to the present
Industrial domestic virtues of the
Ambassador Jussorand, whose
speech preceded that of President
Taft, was most felicitous in his ex
pression of peace and good will toward
America, toward Great Britain, and
toward all the world.
He referred with mucn feeling to the
fact that France and Great Britain
soon are to celebrate the completion
of 100 yearg of peace.
Ambassador Bryco took up this
theme and declared that, although ho
was surrounded by martial scenos and
men of arms he himself was a man
"Not until I visited the old fort
yonder today," said Mr Bryce, "did I
realize how many memories cluster
about its ruins. But I cannot but be
lieve that its Creator meant this beau
tiful spot for something else than
fighting, and I trust it never will see
Pares Corn Too Close Is Dead.
Marshalltown, July 7.—Jackson D.
Parker, 71 years old, who fired the
first coal burning locomotive west of
the Mississippi river, is dead here as
a result of blood poisoning, caused by
paring a corn on his toe too close.,
Parker was pensioned by the Chicago
and Northwestern line six years ago.
Geo. F. Pollock Passes Away.
Washington, D. C„ July 7.—George
F. Pollock, assistant commissioner of
general land office during the Roose
velt administration died at his home
at Boyds, Md., yesterday.
OTTUMWA. WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1909.
ALL PARAGRAPHS OF MEASURE
NOT RESERVED TOR FURTHER
AMENDMENT GO THROUGH
AFTER LAFOLLETTE'S PACIFIED
Washington, D. C., July 7.—When
Senator Aldrlch today moved for an
agreement by the senate upon all the
paragraphs of the tariff bill which
the senators did not care to reserve
for further amendment, there was a
widespread movement to reserve parts
of the bill against which the senators
desired to make a last stand for a
change in the schedules. It was ex
plained that on the adoption of the
motion to agree,' any paragraph not
specifically reserved at this time
would be placed beyond the possibility
of amendment, although the entire
measure would still be open for amend
ments not affecting the paragraphs
La Follette Blocks Question.
When it looked as if a vote would
immediately be taken on the unre
served paragraphs as a whole, Senator
La Follette entered objection and it
looked for a time as If he might prove
to be a formidable obstacle in Aldrich's
pathway, saying he had no opportunity
to inspect the reprint of the bill as
acted upon by the senate In committee
of the whole. He Intimated that he
would not respect the supposed unani
mous consent agreement unless he
could be assured of an opportunity to
present such amendments as he might
desire to introduce.
Aldrlch Gets Plan Through.
After a somewhat prolonged colloquy,
Aldrlch agreed to co-operate with La
Follette in obtaining an opportunity for
the latter to offer such amendments as
lie.might desire. La Follette reluctantly
yielded. Aldrich's request for a vote
on the unreserved paragraphs was
then granted and tie amendments
were adopted, enbloc without division.
Consideration of the reserved provi
sions was then entered upon.
Tobacco Schedule Arranged.
The committee today completed Its
consideration of the internal revenue
provision, fixing the taxes on tobacco,
and It was reported to the senate soon
afterwards. The existing rate of $3
per thousand on cigars weighing more
than three pounds per thousand was
retained, but a proviso was added In
creasing the tax on high grade cigars.
The rate on cigarettes weighing more
than three pounds per thousand, the
house rate of $3.60 is retained, but on
those weighing not more than three
pounds the house rate is reduced from
$1.50 to $1.25 per thousand, which still
leaves an Increase over the existing
law. The tax on snuff, chewing and
smoking tobacco is fixed at 8 cents per
pound. The existing rate is 6 cents.
The use of coupons or any form of
premium slips In packages of tobacco
Is prohibited under a new section of
the bill. The laws governing the sizes
of nackanres of clears are reenacted.
Additional sizes of packages of smoking
tobacco are permitted by the senate
amendment. It Is provided that the
new taxes shall not take effect until
July 1, 1910.
Col. Atllla Cox Dead.
Louisville, July 7.—Col. Atllla Cox,
president, of the Louisville, Henderson
& St. Louis, and a widely known
financier died today after a long Ill
Revolution in Columbia.
Colon, Julv 7.—A. revolution has
broken out in the republic of Columbia
apparently against the government of
Raefel Reyes, president of the repulb
lie, who is now In London. The news
was brought to Colon by the British
steamer Median that has just arrived
from Savanllla. Barranqullla and Its
seaport Savanllla, seventeen miles
way, are In the hands of the revolu
Identifies Wife's Body Suicides.
Louisville, July 7.—Responding to a
notice that the body of his wife up ho
It. Is believed committed suicide had
been taken from the Ohio river, Wal
ter J. Honaker, a prominent shoe deal
er, met the body at the undertaking
establishment today and after identi
fying it committed suicide.
COVERS THEFT BY FIRE
Houston, Texas, Labor Secretary De
clares Blaze Was Caused In
Houston, Texas, July 7.—According
to a story told by Secretary E. P.
Lord of the Houston council of labor,
to cover a robbery of $40 yesterday,
fire to Houston's $17'»,000
labor headquarters and left Lord un
conscious In the burning building. The
building was totally destroyed. Lird
was dragged out unconscious by the
Surprises Her Friends.
Corning, July 7.—Miss Goldie McCal
ley, well known in social circles here,
gave her friends a surprise by being
married iSst Tuesday in Kansas City
to Robert Hunt of Pleasant Hill, Mo.
The affair was a case of love at first
sight when Miss McCalley visited In
Pleasant Hill this spring. The cere
mony was performed In Jackson Ave
nue church by Rev. Bowen. The happy
couple will reside at Pleasant Hill
where the groom is in business and in
«1* f\ A.
Naivasha, July 7.—The Roosevelt
expedition is enjoying good hunting
and all the members of the party are
well. This information was brought
Into Naivasha today by courtiers from
the Sotlk district. .Roosevelt has kill
ed a splendidly maned lion, one lioness
and four rhinoceroses. Kermit Roose
velt has secured QUMbig hull eland,
one lioness and 'tVONThlnoceroses. In
addition both hunters have been suc
cessful In bringing down a large va
riety of other game.
Clay Re-elected as Senator.
Atlanta, Ga., July 7.—United StateB
Senator U. S. Clay was unanimusly re
elected United States senator by the
Georgia legislature. His term expires
Notable Iowa Wedding.
Keokuk, July 7.—Miss Loreno D.
Townsend, granddaughter of the late
Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, and Reno H.
Sales, chief engineer of the Amalga
mated Copper company of Butte, Mont.i
were married in St. John's Episcopal
church last evening.
To Go to Santa Barbara, Cal.—Has
Been Connected With Burlington
Schools for Twenty Years.
Burlington, July 7.-—Having rounded
out ten years as superintendent of the
Burlington schools, and having served
In the Burlington schools more than
twenty years, Superintendent F. M.
Fultz has handed the local board his
resignation. He is going to accept a
position In Santa Barbara. California.
Principally upon account of Mrs.
Fultz's health, and also because the
coast had a strong fascination for him,
Mr. Fultz accepted an offer in the
pretty old mission town. IJls relations
with "the board and with the teachers
here at home were quite pleasant, and
no doubt it was no simple matter for
him to break the ties of more than
twenty years, and the inducements
must have been flattering Indeed.
EAST ST. LOUIS RIOT IS FATAL.
Negro and Five Mules Killed, While
Two Men are
East, St. Louis, 111., July 7.—In a
riot at the National stock yards here
yesterday afternoon Chief of Detect
ives Ryan shot and killed William
James, a negro. Two white men, by
standers, were younded and five mules
killed. The wounded are: S. T.Byrne
of Olney ,111., and Wm. Rise. Both
received bullets in their hips.
The trouble began during a horse
trade, the negro threatening to shoot
a horse trader. The detective went to
the trader's assistance, and James be
gan firing. He took refuge In a barn
and a riot was turned in. The citizens
joined the police In the shooting,
which the negro returned. James was
killed in the barn, while hiding be
hind some mules.
May Succeed James B, Angell as
President of University of Michigan
PROF. CHARLES MILLS GAYLEY, HEAD OF THE ENGLISH DEPART
MENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco, Cal., July 7.—Much
speculation is rife as to the successor
of President James B. Angell, whose
resignation takes effect within a few
days as president of the University of
Michigan. Among those most promin
ently mentioned is Prof. Charles Mills
Gayley, at present head of the English
depattment of the University of Cali
fornia. Professor Gayley Is himself a
graduate of the University of Michi
gan in the class of 1878 and since 1889
has been connected with the Univer
sity of California.
Mr. Gayley. was born In Shanghai,
JAG BIG GAME
MEMBERS OF EXPEDITION ENJOY
ING GOOD HUNTING SAYS
China, on Washington's birthday, just
ago this year. He was edu
cated in England, but returned to
America, for his college work. He re
ceived the degree cf A. B. In the Uni
versity of Michigan and five years ago
was honored by the decree of LL. D.
at Glasgow, Eng., and the University
of Michigan. After his graduation he
was made instructor of Latin and later
professor of Latin at the University
of Michigan. Ho has contributed many
Instructive articles to magazines and
Is the author of a number of well
DIVORCED HU3BAND OF GENERAL
LOGAN'S DAUGHTER MARRIES
Detroit, Mich., July 7.—Col. W. F.
Tucker, u. S. A., recently divorced
under sensational circumstances from
Dolly I-ogan Tucker, daughter of Gen.
John A. Logan, was secretly married
here yesterday afternoon by Justice of
the Peace Felix Lemkle to Mrs. Myrtle
Piatt, co-respondent In the divorce
case. The civil ceremony will be sup
plemented later -y a church cere
mony, though this Is not definitely
known. Mrs. Piatt is a Catholic.
Married at Minister's Home.
Yesterday's ceremony took placo -it
the residence of the Rev. William S.
Sayres, state field missionary of the
Episcopal church. Mrs. Piatt has
been his guest, for sever.'1 weeks, and
it. has been rumored Indefinitely and
denied several times that, as soon *s
Mrs. Tucker obtained her divorce Col.
Tucker would wed Mrs. Piatt
Just when Mrs. Piatt came to the
city no one who knows will state.
Neither Is It known when Col Tucker
came here or where ho has staid since
After the ceremony at the Sayres
home the wedding party proceeded to
the Hotel Pontchartraln for a wedding
breakfast,, after which Col. and Mr-'.
Tucker left for an wtended journev.
Destination Is Kept Secret.
Their destination is kept secret. Tha
religious ceremony, It Is understood,
will not be performed until they -e
turn to this city. :t Is believed they
will make their permanent residence
here after Col. Tucker's retirement
from the army on account of physical
GIFTS FOR RED CROSS
Italian Society Shows Appreciation of
Aid Given By the
Washington, July 7.—The Italian
Red Cross society'has presented to the
American National Red Cross society
a beautiful gold medal and hand
some diplomas as tokens of the ap
preciation for the great assistance
rendered by the United States after
the earthquake In Sicily and Calabria.
The gifts have just been received by
President Taft, president of the Amer
ican Red Cross.
WESTON IN RENO
Aged Pedestrian Arrives This Morning
and Goes to Bed Faces
Reno, Nevada, July 7.—EdwArd Pav
son Weston arrived at ,-Reno at 2:05
o'clock this morning, going immediate
ly to bed. He says he Is not woary,
but counts on a reaction. He will
leave here during the afternoon and
will cross the Sierras through a r^ss
selected for him by the Southern Pa
cific, thus cutting out the aaow sheds
which he bad dreaded.
IS UNDER TEN
FEET OF WATER
MACEDONIAN APPEAL FOR BOAT®
TO RESCUE PEOPLE OF PAT«
TONSBURG FROM HOUSE T0P8
FLOfob DAMAGE ALL
OVER MIDDLE WEST
HIGH WATER CAUSED BY SWOL*
LEN STREAMS IN IOWA, MI8»
SIOURI AND NEBRASKA TRAIN®
HELD IN COLORADO.
Chilllcothe, Mo., July 7—A 5S
wall of water six feet high
the Grand river at utica in the
est part of Livingston county
f?r.y today and the bottom
lands experienced a flood far
surpassing that of June when
much damage was done. Traffic
on the Milwaukee and Wabash
roads Is stopped and the Bur
Hngton tracks are threatened.
section men are reported
missing. William Christian Is r£
ported drowned near Chilli
cothe. Arthur Flske, station
agent at Gault was rescued
from the depot today after
nelng marooned thirty-six
Kansas City, July 7—Pattens
town of 1,600 inhab
itants, sixty miles north of here,
Chief of Police Snow of Kansas
C|ty today received a telegram
appealing for boats to rescue the
marooned citizens, many of whom
had been driven to the roofs of
their houses. According to a tele
phone operator at Pattonsburg the
water was still rising rapidly and
a drizzling rain was falling.
Three houses were torn away
by the flood, and the fate of the
occupants were unknown. Boats
sent in by outside towns began
arriving at Pattonsburg during
the forenoon and rescue crews set
to work quickly and Boon all the
persons occupying dangerous posi
tions were removed to higher
Chilllcothe, Mo., July 7.—Cloui*
bursts and excessive rains In the
last forty hours which have inundated'
north Misrourl have caused seven!
deaths, entailed thousands of dollars'
worth of damage to property and
crops, demoralized train service o3
the railroads, and endangered th«
lives of scores of persons,
Three persons ar? reported drown*
ed at Pattonsburg and six are missing.
A special train carrying physicians,
supplies and boats left here last night
for the scene of the disaster.
For 200 miles north and west thfl
Wabash and Milwaukee railroads hav«
lost tracks which will require weeks ta
replace. Grand river, In the vicinity
of Chlllicothe, Is out of its banks anU
rising at the rate of twelve inches aa
The authorities at Pattonshurf,
which is forty-five miles weBt of herfll
on the,Wabash railroad, telephoned ta
Mayor Taylor of Chlllldothe for as
sistance, saying the town was entire]*
surrounded by water. f.
Station Agent Caught.
Arthur Flske, the depot agent at
Gault, has been marooned in his sta«
tlon since early yesterday without
food. Efforts of rescuers to reach
him have been futile and the water is
now three, feet, deep in the depot and
still rising. The Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul tracks are flooded as fa*
south as Laredo.
Washouts In Iowa.
Des Moines, July 7.—Became of
washouts the Great Western has an*
nulled traffic between Des Moines and
Kansas City, the Rock Island reports
a washout near Underwood and tha
Northwestern near Boone. Train serv,
ice throughout the entire* stato i8 not
Southeastern Iowa Hit.
Centervllle, July 7.—(Special)—The
Burlington road lost 20 miles of lt«
track near Centerville and all trains
are delayed. The Great Western lost
several more miles of track apd
rains washed out its Mlsouri lines last
night. Damage to crops by rain and
flood In southwestern Iowa is heavy.
Reports From St. Joe.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 7.—The flood
losses of Nodaway county are est!'
mated at $200,000, which tjicludes
$75,000 in bridges destroyed. The
wheat crop will be a total loss in Nod
away county on account of the inabll*
lty of farmers to get Into the fields.
A bumper crop had been promised.
The bodies of Charles. Daniels and
John Brewer, each 20 years old, Who
were drowned in White creek, neat
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