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DAY OF MURDER
Sensational Testimony in
tlie Bonine Trial
TOLD ALL TO LAWYER GAMIER
Accasod Woman Bocitod to Him
the Facts of Ayres Death on tho
Evening of May 15 and Asked
Sis Counsol Advised Her to Say
Nothing and Lot tho Folico Work
Out Thoir Suicido Theory
George D Gardiner Assistant Attorney
Tor the Interior Department an able law
yer and for eight years a Circuit Court
Judge In Kentucky jesterday went on the
witness stand In Criminal Court No 1
during the trial of Mrs Bonine for the
murder of James Seymour A res and in
the course of his testimony made the
most remarkable and sensational state
ment which has been uttered since the
proceedings opened
For more than six months this calm
stately smooth faced man kept to himself
n confession of guilt made to him by the
accused w oman For more than a week he
knew who It was that had shot the young
census clerk but he remained dumb
A worried nervous woman hat conflded
In him and had asked tim for acivice In
response he Instructed her to say no
word to make no confession but to let
the police work out their theory of sui
cide
II U Duty nn n Jinn
This was the strange story drawn from
this witness jesterday by the attorneys
for the defence And In telling his secret
the man exhibited no emotion
It was his bounden duty as a man he
believed for him to divulge nothing im
parted to him In confidence by a woman
until such time as that woman might re
lieve him of his bond of secrecy
That time came yesterday when the
men who were battling for the womans
life asked him totell all he had held so
well And In the telling there came about
a sreat change in the aspect of the case
The news of the confession came as a
thunderbolt from a clear sky to the prose
cution The defence waa overjoyed The
Jury was deeply impressed and the spec
tators sat staring- In xalnglcd amazement
Ld admiration
Mary of the Confession
Here Is the story of the confession rs
made by Mrs Bonine to Mr Cardlner at
7 oclock on the night of May 15 within
twenty hours after the commission of the
crime
I have no interest In suicides On the
night of the tragedy I donned my coat
and with hat in hand was about to leave
my room for a walk There came a rap
at the door of my room I opened It and
there entered this accused woman She
was worried and nervous and her man
ner was tense She started to say some
thing but as I had my heart set upon go
ing upon my walk I interrogated her
gruffly She ceased and hesitated and
then told mo nil
I know more about this murder thi n
any other person she said I was in
the room at the time of the shooting It
was I who killed Ayrcs He came to tno
door of my room at an early hour this
morales He claimed to have crampb
lie asked me to come to his room and
help him as he was suffering I threw
on a wrapper and vent to his room I
rapped on the door He opened it stand
ing behind It I stepped forward and as
I did so saw that he was unclothed ate
for an undershirt He threw his arm
around my neck In the other hand he
lcld a revolver He attempted to assault
me We struggled In the scutne which
ensued he was shot three times Vbat
shall I do I have come here to tell
you and to take your advice
The story was straightforward and
frankly told I advised her not to say a
word to anyone not to open her mouth
on the subject
Let the theory of suicide stand I said
Make no confession but await develop
ment
Sensation In Court
A great stillnefs had settled over the
court room The attorneys for the Gov
ernment were leaning over tensely strain
ing at every word uttered On the bench
Justice Anderson had settled his arms
EtrElghtout In front of him and was ab
Eorbed In the witness Each of the twelve
men on the Jury was on the edge of his
chair In an endeavor to get closer to the
speaker The mass of spectators was
hushed Not even the rattle of a sheet
of paper could be heard And In the cen
tre of all this the woman who had made
the confession smiled up Into the face of
the man who had kept his word He left
the stand passed along n front of the
prisoner bowed courteously to her and
left the chamber
Other witnesses there were during ihA
trial and seme during the day but nono
caused the Impression left by this man
One other fact developed during yester
days session was In the statement of the
morgue toaster William Schoaeberper
who held that tho body of Ajres was
blistered and burned from close contact
with the Dame if a cartridge Those
who gave additional evidence were James
Burns William C McCabc Mhhiel Ho
gan Arthur 11 McCubbln John L Downs
end James 1C Ford
Interest In Ulluro Hums
James Burns the last man to seo
Ayres alie who was the chum of the
dead Census clerk managed to occury the
stand for nearly two hours He attracted
attention to hlunitlf by his reply given to
a question as to why he had left the Ken
more on the day of the tragedy nnd had
cone to the other end of the city to live
Well Ill tell jou he said I was
afraid that Mrs Bonine might have be
lieved that Ayres had told me enough
about her to convict her and I was not
going to tako any chances with my life
Continued on ond Page
Ono TlionKfinil TurUe
From nearby farm below market prices t
Home Market JHh in J I nu
Flooring- per JOO ftqiiiire feet
Unjucd end grooved t Frank Libbcy Co
ROBBERY OF LIS PALACE
Report Made I Ceuiininiiiler of
frcneli 1nrees In Clilnn
rARIS Nov 26 The report of General
Vovron commendcr of the French forces
in China regarding the part taken by
missionaries in the plundering of Prince
Lis ralacc has been published
According to tho report the plundering
was done thoroughly with the aid of sol
diers and sailors who were paid checks
of 2000 francs each on the French reli
gious establishments
It is learned that General Voirons
confidential report was divulged by M
Ollivicr the naval attache to tin Minis
ter of Marine
The publication has aroused great scan
dal and furnishes the firit serious means
jet available for attacking M Waldeck
Itousseaus ministry
DUTCH ENEMIES BLAMED
DimiIiiI Tluit Irlnre Henrj ami
Queen Wilhcliul l Arc llstranRcd
BERLIN Nov 16 The Lokalanzei
ger declares thatthe reports of estrange
ment between Wilhclmlna and her hus
band are circulated by Dutch enemies of
the marriage-
It says that Frlnco Henry Is financially
quite Independent of his queen and that
recently he bought an estate In
for half a million of marks
out of his private Income
UK BALFOUR IMPROVING
CnconrnKlnir Itrnnrt Concerning
Home of Common Lender
LONDON Nov 26 The Right Hon Ar
thur James Balfour the Government
leader in tho House of Commons who was
yesterday reported as dangerously III with
chills and fever is better today
TEN THOUSAND
DOLLAR BOND LOST
RINGS AND CASH ALSO MISSING
Mrs Miievclejs Valuables
penr With Ilcr jnte Prom Her
Itctlcule While VinlklnB
on the Street
On the street somewhere la the vicinity
of the Ebbitt House jesterday vas list a
United States Government registered bond
for 1000 Lost night at Headquarters
there appeared a stylishly attired woman
to report the disappearance of this locd
together with two diamond rings and
some money all contained In a l ather
pockctbeok The ponderous police ma
chinery was put in motion the following
order being sent out
Look out for a Governmsnt registered
bond for flOCOO for two diamond rings
and some cash lost about 11 oclock to
day on F Street in front of the Ebbitt
House
The Police notified
On being waited upon at Headquarters
the woman said her name wa3 Mrs Emma
J Shievcley She gave her address as
tho Driscoll Hotel First and B Streets
northwest She stated that she had the
missing bond In her possession when she
walked out of the hotel yesterday morn
ing She visited one or two stores but
did little shopping Afterward she called
at one of the Government Departments
About 11 oclock she walked nlong In
front of the Ebbitt House Some few
minutes bi fore she had looked into her
purse and she saw the bond and rings
there She met friend on F Street ald
stopped a moment to talk As she in
tended to tako a car she put her hand
into her bag while talking and then dis
covered that her purse was gone-
Her samc on the Ifniid
Mrs Shicvelcy notified the Treasury De
partment of the loss of the bond on which
her name appears The rlng3 are also
of considerable vIue
At the Driscoll last night a search of
tho register for a month back failed to
show tho name of Mrs Shltvelcy The
clerk had retired and only a negro por
ter could be seen He said he remem
bered some baggage bearing the name of
Shleveley some weeks back He knew
nothing however of Mrs fchievolcy or
her present address
CA0C0S OF THE HOUSE
IlcliirliUcaiii to He Ilriuttlit Into Line
With lartj lolle
Tho caucus of tho Republicans of the
House of Representatives of tho Fifty
seventh Congress will be held Saturday
afernoon at 2 oclock Tho dominant
parly in the House usually holds Its cau
cus on the night of the Saturday preced
ing the opening of Congress and the de
parture from this custom on this occasion
has created the Imprctsion that trouble
was anticipated and that In order that
the caucus might have plenty of time for
Its deliberation it was to sit in the after
noon and continuo lis sessions at night
According to tho programme Represen
tative Dabcock of tho Ways and Means
Committee who has made several state
ments to the effect that he proposed to
agitato at this session the question of
a reduction of the tariff on trust made
goods Is to be disciplined by the leaders
and such members as may be disposed to
follow his lead are to be given to under
stand that no such defection will be tol
erated This prearranged programme
however is entirely fanciful The Repub
lican party In the House thlnt it would
le discourteous to tho Prcsld jnt if not
Improper for the party to caucus on this
matter btfore hearing what he has to say
It Is his privilege and duty to send to
Congress such recommendations ns he
may wish to present at the opening of the
session and as It Is pretty generally
lnown that the Presidents message will
treat of the tariff and reclprocltj at con
siderable length it is thought by the most
influential Republicans in the House that
It would bo very Injudicious to tako ac
tion on these subjects or to formally dis
cuss Ihera lfore giving his message due
consideration
Speaker Henderson expects the caucus
to complete Its woik In a brief while and
does not believe that a nlpht session will
be held Ho does not think the tariff will
bo discussed There Is no opposition to
tho re election of tho elective officers of
the House io that It will tako but a brief
time to settle that question
Ifloo to Philadelphia mill He Iflnc
turn sla Perm 1 nnln Itnllrond
crount Yt 1ohit Annapolb footLall game
Ppwial train direct to urounrli lcavu Wahington
10 10 a m Xonmbtr 30 returning at conclusion
of game
Weather Mrln 12 ft 12 ct each
felt cr rubber edge Cth and Xew York ave
WASniNGTOIT WEDNESDAY jSOVEMIiEIt 27 1901
BROUGHT BACK
FROM LONDON
Prisoners Travel Over Sea
to Face Trial Here
ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DETECTIVES
Men Charged With Larceny of a
Poekotbook Arrivo Had Jump
ed Thoir Bail Officers Toll of
Their Experiences Abroad
James Harkes and John Morgan who
fled from this city to England while out
under 1 SCO ball on charges of theft
were brought back on the Red Star Line
steamship Zealand arriving In New York
yesterday morning
The prisoners wero In charge of Detec
tives Richard E Weedon and Robert J
Hewlett of the Police Department Tho
party arrived at the National Capital last
night on the Pennsylvania Road
Were tinier Indictment
The men are under Indictment icr tho
alleged theft of a pocketbook containing
a small amount of money from II G Lee
of Atlantic City N J hile the latter
was In the Pennsylvania Itullrcad depot
here last March
They skipped out whllo under 1100 bail
each and were caugnt In Lonlon in Sep
tember
The four men alighted from a Pennsyl
vania train last night at C 15 oclock and
proceeded to Police Headquarters De
tective Sergeants Ned Weedon and Robert
J Howktt are hale and hearty as a re
sult of their trip to foggy old England
John Morgan and James Harkes the pris
oners now occupy a cell at the Sixth pre
cinct station
Welcome to Xrcctiv cs
At Headquarters the rollcall of detect
ives was going on as the four men en
tered There was some confusion as
every man picrscd forward to shake hands
with the returned sleuths Morgan and
Harkes taid little Their lawyer Mr Sil
lers waited for them and talked with
them in low tones
Each prisoner carried In his hand a
ratchet Both men were warmly dressed
Morgan wore a light brown overcoat a
grey suit nnd r derby hat He presented
a good appeal ancc About the neck of
Harkes was a white silk handkerchief He
wore an overcoat of dark material
After a brief wait the patrol wagon
ronvejed these men to the police 3Utirn
Detcctlvo Sergeant Wcedon went with
them
Send these men two good suppera with
knives nd forks and plates was tho or
der of Lieutenant Moore after the men
had given their names It had been ex
plained by Weedon that Morgan and
Harkes were incdel prisoners oil their
long trip to this eit
Attorney Sillers remained with his
clients during tho meal This being over
the men were placed together in a cell
having first been supplied with a blcnket
and a pillow Such luxuries excited tho
envy of the other prisoners
Wfll Treated on the Trio
Morgan seems a genial fellow tall
stout and of good bearing Ho talks well
He said
We were well treated on the trip over
here Of course for some reasons -re
should have preferred to remain In Lon
don Weedon and Howlett are good men
They gave us evervtilng possible You
may talk with our lawyer If you like
about the charges against us
Morgan said he Tias not sea sick at
all Harkes likewise ate well and slept
well on the voyage
London was an enigma to Weedon and
How lot t principally because of the fog
They had never seen anything like It bo
foie It was everywhere and was thick
It made them walk from place to place
because cbs cannot operate In a real
London particular Weedon explained
the woes of the Londoner thus
We got Into a hansom cab and paid
our fares like men It was down In Whlte
chapel We had gone half a dozen blocks
when the cab came to a stop It did not
move for fifteen minutes The driver said
nothing except that he could not go on
For a while we waited and then wo got
out and walked
Glml to Crt linen-
Howlett said he liked London hut was
glad to get back Of tne London police he
said that there were good men among
them
Though said Howlett maybe they
are sometimes a hit slow
TIGERS CUT OUT ITHACA
Princeton to 3Ieet Cornell on Neu
tral Ground llerentter
NEW YORK Nov 20 Princeton will
never play a football game with Cornell
at Ithca again This information conies
from rn authentic source but it does not
mean that football relations between these
universities will be severed
According to the Informant Princeton
holds Cornell In tho highest esteem and
is perfectly willing to plaj an annual game
with the Ithacans on neutral ground
either in New York oi Philadelphia In the
future The man who gave this story out
tonight is a Princeton graduate He said
In explanation of the Tigers attitude
Ij plajing Cornell at Ithaca It means
a los of threo dajs to Princeton Toe
trip is too long and the plajers cannot
again Princeton has nothing to gain by
defeating Cornell at Otliaca to gain by
defeating Cornell at Ithaca because in
the event of victorj the football world
alwavs savs that Princeton ought to win
any way On the other hand Princeton
has everv thing to lose In case of a beat
ing at the hands of Cornell
In short the game between Princeton
and Cornell has become so Important that
It should bo played on neutral grounds
so that each side may have no advantage
Princeton defeated Cornell recentlv by
a score of 8 to tf
SANE AND MUST STAND TEIAL
Mm Iluehalinn Chnricrd Willi Ax
nnxiltlMC n Voiunn
Mrs Sarah Buchanan Is not insane ac
cording to tho report of the police sur
geons who examined her yesterday As
n consequence It Is said that she will
have to stand trial on a charge of having
assaulted Mrs Mary Weaver
She remained a prisoner at the House
of Detention last night nnd will be taken
to tho Police Court this morning unless
her relatives manage to secure a differ
ent disposition of the caso In the interim
tl nui Hulncn Collcee Slh anil K
BuslnetS Shorthand Typewriting 25 a year
1 et per Ilncnl foot Weather Strip
at Cth and Kcw Ycrk arc F Lllbcy Co
WILLARD HOTEL LEASE FILED
Vcn Mrtictnre ItcntrrI for 1J17M
Annnnll
The New Willard Hotel property has
been leased for a term of twenty years
at an annual rental of 61782 payable in
monthly installments of 5US
The propert known as the New Wil
lard Hotel Is described in the lease
placed un record us lots 1 2 16 and part
of V in square 225 and Is located on the
northwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue
anl Fourteenth Street The Ieaso Is made
by the Virginia Hotel Company and the
lessee Is the Willard Hctcl Company
It is also stipulated In the lease that
the lessor shall furnish the hotel at a
cost of not less than 1COOOO and keep It
Insured for at least 6CO0C0 The lease is
dated October 15 last
The gentlemen composing the Virginia
Hotel Company arc H L Stallwagen
President Thomas M Cale Treasurer
Dr W S Harbin Secretary and George
E Hamilton J Maury Dove and II C
Uurcli
Speaking of tho matter last night Mr
Rurch said the ccst of the furniture and
fittings of the hotel was J250CC0 The
extension of the New Willard to F Street
will be made within the coming year and
when completed the New Willard will
lack but seventeen feet of being as long
as the Waldorf Astoria In point of fact
tho hotel Is not surpassed by any In the
country It Is what is known as a day
light hotel Already the hotel Is crowded
with business
ACCUSED BY COURT
ROOM SPECTATOR
CONVICTED BY A CHANCE WITNESS
Jinn Cliarged With Highway
herj Unexpectedly- Confronted
hy One Who saw Him
Commit the Act
That man Is guilty said William II
James rising in his seat in Criminal
Court room No 2 yesterday while John
Ganby colored was on trial for highway
roEbcry The action and tho expression of
the chance court spectator whom no one
connected with the case appeared to
know caused a sensation In the court
room
Ganby was on trial before Justice Bar
nard charged with having assaulted and
robbed Oeorgo W Taylor near the Sixth
Street Depot on the night of September
10 last The testimony was not vcry
strong and the defendant made a plea of
an alibi for a defence A number of wit
nesses were called and testified on behalf
of Ganby All of thqse corroborated his
story of being cleewheresat the time the
assault and robbery wors committed
Saw the Mctllh ndhnceedf
The testimony of Mr0ameshowover
put n different light uponthe question of
guilt of tho defendant He stated that on
the night In question he was near the de
fendant when to randbagged Mr Taylor
who hau only arrived from Virginia a
short time before
Mr Taylor It was stated was under
the Influence of liquor and Ganby under
took to pilot him to hoarding house
When but a short distance from the rail
way station Mr James testified be saw
Gan y attack Mr Taylor fell him to the
pavement and go through his pockets In
his flight Mr James said the defendant
passed near htm and he told him to stop
Tho jury quickly returned a verdict of
guilty against the defendant
WHITECAPSSHOT
WOMAN TO DEATH
CHILDREN SAW MOTHER DIE
3Iouiitnlnorr In Oconee County 3
C AroiiMil liver the Kill
Ihk Ten of the
In Jnll
COLUMBIA S C No v 25 Particulars
of the murder of Mrs Rachel Powell or
Thomas by whitecap In the mountains
of Oconee County seventeen miles from
a telegraph oflkc were received here to
night Ten young man n ostly well con
nected arc already lrtOconeo Jail while
warrants are being Issued for others
Unfortunately for tho regulators the
moon was verybright and many were rec
ognized by Wesley Pcvell who escaped
1owll and the wonan who was killed
wero under indictmei
Saw Their Mother llle
Mrs Powell was Utty years old She
had five children who witnessed the kill
ing of their mother According to row
ells sworn statement lute on Sunday night
a crowd camo to his rlace They had
tools of all descriptions and proceeded to
tear down the house -They demolished
the chimney tore of ij5e roof and had
attacked the walls wbeJ tg came out
The first four men lsaV were recog
nized ns the Hudson toys He attacked
them with a piece o Llank and knocked
Money Hudson dow n Ajut this time Mrs
Powell came to the dooind the crowd
fired on her She foil through the
heart The crowd itlj
Three of the Huv t arrested
twenty flvo miles fr ui the ne of their
crime as they vvcrt abem crobalug into
Georgia Tho fourth vas captured near
Walhalla The one Powell said he had
struck showed tho mark of the blow
VIouutalneerN Irouhfd
The other prisoners are Robertsons and
Sentinels The Hudsons are sons of a
substantial citizen of the county
This is the second woman ever killed In
that section and the mountain people are
very highly wrought up
SEA GIVING UP ITS DEAD
Three More llodlfH Came Ashore
rram the Wrecked llarxc
TOMS RIVDR N J Nov 2d Three
more bodies from tho five wrecked barges
on Squan Beach were found today and
brought here for burial
Out of tho crows of the five barges two
only were saved and flvo bodlos have been
recovered
Four of tho fhii craft havo gone to
pleics and the fifth Is pound ng on the
bar
DrcsKca Common Hoards flKI ler
100 It by rarJr LllbfJ L Co
rw a
TRAINS HALTED
BY A BATTLE
Conflict on the Isthmus De
lays Passengers
IMPORTANT ENGAGEMENT REPORTED
Liberals Inflict Heavy LO3S0B Tho
Pinzon Bombards Porto Bollo and
Returns No Fighting to Bo
Allowed in Colon
COLON Nov 26 An Importint en
gagement has been going on at Barbacoas
Trains including one in transit with
passengers from the steamship Orizaba
which sailed from New York last Tues
day could not rass the scene of the
fight
The Colombian gunboat Gereral Pinzon
bombarded Porto Bello and lided part of
Its force
Her commander afterward returned
here
government Lonscm Hcnv
An armored train arrived here at 4
oclock this afternoon The Liberals have
retreated to Frljoles
The Government forces are now at Sa
bernllla Their losses have been heavy
No fighting will be permitted In Colon
General Lugo of the Liberal forces is
expected at Barbacoas
TRAFFIC MOVING UNMOLESTED
Little VcvVN Irom the IftthiiinN Ite
celved hy the tioi eminent
Such information as came to the State
and Navy Departments yesterday from
their official representatives on the Isth
mus of Ianama was meagre and uninter
esting The only Important despatch was
sent by Consul General Gudger at Pana
ma who said only that traffic is mov
ing unmolested
A Treaty Ohllcrntlon
This question of free transit across tho
isthmus Is the one that concerns the
United States morb than any other mat
ter as under Its treaty obligations the
American GovernrtJut must prevent In
terruption of traffic between Panama and
Colon
The action of Captain Perry of the
battleship Iowa in posting marines and
bluejackets from that ship along tho line
of the trans Isthmian railway Is believed
to be responsible for the resumption of
train service
Captain Perry who started from Pan
ama yesterday with the intention of run
ning a train through to the Atlantic side
of the Isthmus arrived at Colon the des
tination for which he started
After the close of office hours last even
ing Secretary Long received a message
from him that the Colombian gunboat
Pinzon had returned to Colon No In
formation concerning her actions since
leaving that place yesterday was contain
ed In the message
The Government Is reassured over the
situation at the -Isthmus With free tran
sit restored the danger of a clash be
tween the American forces and the war
ring Colombian factions has been reduced
to a minimum
It i3 confidently believed here that the
Pin7ons commander will not carry out
his threat to bombard Colon His fail
ure to do so after the lapse of the twenty
four hours of grace given for the removal
of non combatants Is attributed to the
knowledge that danger by the bombard
ment to foreign property would probably
bring a storm of protest and demands for
redress from Washington and some of the
European capitals
McCrenN Action LnLnnwn
In what manner Lieutenant Commander
McCrea of the Machlas has construed his
very broad instructions with regard to
the bombardment question Is not known
here
A cipher despatch received from him to
day acknowledged the receipt of Secre
tary Longs message giving him the wid
est discretion in tho matter but the ma
jor part of it was undecipherable and the
Navy Department found it necessary to
ask Mr McCrea to repeat It
FAVORABLE TO COL MEADE
Itenr Admiral tsicr iim toriHlders
IJennjw Contract Kcewislve
NEW YORK Nov 2C Brigadier Gen
eral HcywooO commanding the Marine
Corps was a witness called by the Judge
advocate today before the court martial
which is trying Col Robert L Meade at
the navy yard for drunkenness and false
swearing
Regarding the contracts for the work
done on the marine barracks entered Into
by Colonol Denny the quartermaster of
tlio corps In connection with which
Colonel Meade mado tho charge of col
lusion betweeu that officer and the archi
tect General Heywood said he regarded
them as perfcctlv regular and the work
done as batlsfaclory in all but a few
minor details Concerning Colonel Meades
criticism he said
Colonel Mtade was always so broal In
his criticisms that they lacked weight
with me
Colonel Denny he said ho had known
since lo was a voung man and he had
the utmost confidence in him He said
ho had ordered Major Lauchheimer him
self to make the Inspection of the post on
the occasion when he reported Colonel
Meade for drunkenness and that the
duty was not as Colonel Meade suggest
ed requested of him by Major Lauch
heimer
Rear Admiral Asscrson the civil en
gineer in charce of the docks and yards
at the nivy jard who was ono of the wit
nesses at tuv morning session of the
court martial proved to be rather a good
witness for Colonel Meade He thought
the work on the barracks for which
622 was osended 10 rer cent of which
went to Bering t Tilton the architects
could Invc been supervised just as well
by a carpenter The rate paid was also
excessive
LITTER TOWED TO CAPE VEKDE
The niinottnr Omtlo llrohe Iter
Miaft at Sen
LONDON Nov 26 A cablegram to
Lloyds from Dakar Capo Verde reports
that tho Union liner Dunottar Castlo
has broken her shaft and was towed Into
Dakar jesterday all well
Tho malls wero transferred to the Lis
more Castle
Norfolk A Washliinton Stenmlioat Co
Dthlitfil trip dally at 630 p m from foot
ttrt to Old Ioint Comfort Iorolk Virginia
Ikacli and Newport Ncwb Sie ad page 9
flooring 15 per 10O square feet
torigucJ and grooved it Cth snd N Y avc
MR MONSEY BOYS NEWS
Acunirex Controlling Intercut In
evv lork Dally
NEW YORK Nov 26 Frank A Mun
sey the publisher bought today the con
trolling interest in tho -New York Daily
News from Mrs Benjamin A Wood and
Miss Mayfield This he acquired by tho
purchase of 160 of the 300 shares of the
stock of the company
What he paid to Mrs Wood and her sis
ter for their holdings Mr Munsey rc
f jsed to say tonight
I took possession of the News thle
afternoon Mr Munsey said and to
morrows Issue will come out under my
management Just what changes will be
made I have not fully thought out yet
but I will to a great extent remodel the
paper
BATTLE ABBETAT AUCTION
Hiitorlc Place in Knslnnil Sold to
Hlcliest Itlilder
LONDON Nov 26 Battle Abbey tho
historic place near Hastings associated
with the landing of William the Conquer
or in England in 1066 was sold by auction
today for 200000
It was the property of the late Duchess
of Cleveland mother of the Earl of Rose
be ry
It is stated on doubtful authority that
William Waldorf Astor Is the purchaser
SUSPECTED OP PLAGUE
Mull bteamer 1nndo Placed Under
lunrnntlne at London
LONDON Nov 2C Tho mall steamer
Pando which arrived today from Spanish
ports has been quarantined owing to th3
fact that a sailor aboard of her Is sus
pected of having bubonic plague
DAUGHTER HAS AGED
MOTHER ARRESTED
CHARGES HER WITH ASSAULT
Woman of Ionr hcore LodKed In the
House of Detention A itecond
Aecunatlon of liiManlty
Mnde hy n tcigrhhnr
A caseof a decidedly complicated and
poetic character will be given a hearing
In Police Court this morning when
Sarah Buchanan an old lady who claims
to be more than eighty years of age
will be arraigned before the bar of Jus
tice to answer to a charge of assault and
battery preferred against her by her
daughter Mrs Mary Weaver a dress
maker of 11S Q Street northwest
The old lady was arrested at a late
hour Monday afternoon by Policeman
Brown of the Third precinct Ho had
two warrants one sworn out by her
daughter Mrs Weaver charging the as
sault and the second reciting a charge
of Insanity preferred against her by
Mrs Grace Steele a neighbor of the ac
cused who resides at 1520 Q Street north
west
Arrested on A arrant
Much against his will Patrolman Hart
a veteran of the Police Department was
forced to take the Third precinct patrol
wagon to Mrs Buchanans home on Q
Street where the old lady has re Sided for
nearly fifty years He found her In the
hour and drove her to the House of De
tention The unfortunate woman made no
protest and did not realize apparently
why she had been taken into custody
Sanitary Officer Frank upon hearing of
her arrest ordered tho police surgeons to
make an examination Into Mrs Buchan
ans mental condition yesterday morning
This they did at the House of Detention
and found her to be perfectly rational
The surgeons examining her were Drs
Marbury and Burch and both it Is said
seemed satisfied that she is sane
Insanity Charge Ulsnilssed
But although that charge was dismissed
the aged woman was not given her free
dom owing to the existence of the clirge
of assault and battery She was turped
over to the care of Matron McCIoud who
did evtrjthlng In her power to make the
prisoner comfortable
As near as can be learned Mrs Bu
chanan has resided within the confines of
the District of Columbia for more than
fifty years coming to this country from
Ireland A neat little framo hoise on Q
Street from which she was taken to her
place of confinement Is said to be her
property she havins acquired It after a
labor of years
Living with Mrs Buchanan in the house
are her husband who is an Invalid Mi3
Weaver her daughter and Mr Weaver
the latters husband Mr Weaver called
at tho House of Detenticn last night and
wished to take his mother-in-law home
with him Upon being informed that
there was still one charge pending
against her he seemed great surprised
Ho will It Is said go to the Police Court
this morning with a view to having the
case nolle prossed
lhe DniiKhterN Statement
Last night a reporter for The Times
called at Mrs Buchanans home on Q
Street where ho met Mrs- Wcavor When
asked If It were true that she had pr
ferrcd charges against her aged mother
Mrs Weaver replied in the affirmative
saying that her mother had struck her
four times and was subject to such vio
lent attacks that she thougbt her life
at times was in danger Her conduct
was often such she declared that tho
neighbors had complained of her
The aged prisoner was seen at the
House of Detention last night while she
lay on a tot When questioned regarding
the trouble sho said she could not re
member onj thing and aprcarcd to be
dazed Sho is a frail woman weighing
not more than eighty pounds nnd has de
cidedly pleasing features She Is prob
ably the oldest prisoner ever confined in
the House of Detention
EXPECTED TO KECOVEK
Cnptnln llrcnnlcims Mnll Not frac
tured by Hs Iull
It has been ascertained that tho injuries
Inflicted upon Capt Tellx Breanlgan by a
fall down a flight of steps at his residence
UU Columbia Road last Saturday aro
not as serious as they were at first sup
posed to be
Tho injured mans skull Is cot fractiied
but he 13 suffering flora concussing of the
brain Ills family entertain strong hope3
for his recovery
100 lo rrederlck Ilacerstovvn and
Winchester and Itcturn
Via II i O Railroad from V ashuiRton at S 00
a m Sunday next December 1 stopping at in
termediate aUtiOIM HI nriurwilg a
Haserstown and v Inclieittr at 0 p rn unl tmt
crick at 7 p m same day
Doors rJlOtl cncli White fine 1 I U
laches thick rtady painted Libtty S Co
Price One Cent
GIRL HIDDEN
DISMAL SWAMP
Searchers EM No Trace oi
Miss Cropsey
SHE MAY HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED
Kojected Suitor Placed TJndor Ar
rest at Elizabeth City N C
Went Outsiuo to Bid Guest Good
night and Disappeared
NEW YORK Nov 26 Andrew G Crop
sey the Chambers Street lawyer whose
niece Ella M Cropsey has disappeared
from her home In Elizabeth City N C
received another telegram from the
stricken family today telling him that no
trace of the girl had been found and ask
ing him to find out what it would cost to
engage 2 New York detective
As a search which has nc v been going
on for a week has been mad in the Dis
mal Swamp Mr Cropsey thlnis that tio
employment of a New York Jetectlve In
that region would be a waste of time and
Money
Men of three counties who know ev
ery Inch of the territory have been hunt
ing for the girl with dogs he said and
IC they can do nothing a stranger could
not do anything
The missing girl who was a pupil la
one of the Bath Beach schools until her
family moved to North Carolina four years
ago has many frlend3 and relatives In
Brooklyn and several of them called at
her uncles office at 3 Chambers Street
today to get the latest news
The only additional particulars were
relative to the girls clssprearance a week
ago tonightThere was a party that night
at the Cropsey plantation Tho guests
left for home at 11 p m James Wilcox
was one of them Ella went out on tea
porch with him to say good night
Lant been oi the Ulrl
That was the last seen of her by any
member of the family A few mlnutc3
later two o her members of the household
heard a scream outside They teported It
to William IL Crop3ey tho missing girls
father He ran out of the house with a
gun but found nobody
It was not until calf an hour after he
bad returned that the family missed Ella
The search began then and there It Is
said the circumstance of Ellas going ta
the door to say good night to Wilcox wa3
recalled and the searchers went to Wil
cox s house and put him under arrest
They found AVllcox in bed That was
two hours and a half after thi screams
were heard
Wilcox Is a young son of an ex sherift
of Pasquotauk County N C He I sail
to have made love to Ella Cropsey without
receiving any encouragement He waa
angry because of a plan she had made to
come North to visit her Uncle Andrew
and urged her not to make the trip
Jt was because of these circumstances
that Wilcox was arrested on suspicion of
knowing the girls whereabouts Hounds
procured from Norfolk traced the girt
from the plantation to tho Pasquotauk
River at a point where the Dismal Swamp
Canal empties into it Beyond that point
the search has been fruitless
There is boat traffic between Elizabeth
City and Norfolk forty mlle3 north by
TO of the Swamp Canal Elizabeth City
also has railroad connection with Nor
folk There are two trains a day one at
noon ana the other at mldaishL
Wilcox Had Ituovriedse
Mr Cropseys daughter Carrie Is a vis
itor at the Elizabeth City home In re
ferring to the arrest of Wilcox a one ot
her letters she wrote He said he
knew something about Ella but he would
not tell
Tho theory of the girls relatives here
and In North Carolina is that sho has
been abducted and hidden In the Dismal
Swamp b7 negroes hired for the Job and
that the motive for the deed was Jealousy
WASHINGTON GIRL INSANE
violent on n Train nnd Was Taken
to York Hospital
NEW YORK Nov 26 Catherine Giers
a pretty and styli3hly dretsed young wo
man was taken from a Pennsylvania Rail
road train this afternoon in an ambulance
which was waiting at the station on a call
Efnt from Newark
Miss Giers who was accompanied by
her sister Mrs Lee CranoaH of 1332 W
Street northwest Washington was suf
fering from a severe attack of hysteria
She was taken to St Brancls Hospital In
East Fifth Street but It was Impos3lbe
to care for her as she soon became vio
lently Insane shrieking and screaming
and assaulting her nurses
A Bellcvue amhulancc was called and
she was taken to Bellevuc where sho now
remains in the insane pavilion
Little could bo Ienrned at tho hospital
of the cause -- 0 Mr
Crandall did j1 er V
her removal o r
known of he v
clerk in one
ments In Was lkb
some time
To the Sis I ran Is Mr
Crandall said J r s str via- abor
under the stress of a great vorry but
made no further explanation Miss Giers
looks to be hardly more than twenty
Tho home of the young woman Is with
her parents at 1332 W Street northwest
She started on a visit to frend3 In the
metropolis
Her parents were notified by a tele
gram from New York of tho condition
ot their daughter and will take steps to
have her properly cared for
NEQBOES WAKNED TO LEAVE
Lnkc Count- Tcim Terrorized by
a V hlteenp tlanil
NASHVILLE Tenn Nov 2 Tho Lako
County whllecaps who have recently been
terrorizing negroes are again active
A body of armed men visited tho homo
of Tom Bragg colored and fired at least
100 shots through the doors and windows
but the- occupants managed to keep out
of range of the bullets Notice was post
ed on the house warning Bragg to leave at
once
The band of vvhltecaps aUo posted no
tices In various part of the district and
as a result ihe negroes are emigrating
The whitecais gave the negroes notlco
to It live tno vcels ago and now that cot
oii pi ivn i i iijt over are enforcing
tK tit r
Laths V xi U nil too only -5 per
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