SLAVER WILL HL
Frank E. Heidemann, Who Mur*
dered Schoolgirl at Asbury
• Park Last November.
Confessed to Detective, Whom
He Made Confident—Ar*
rested on Train.
THEN-TON May Frank E.
Heidemann. the slayer of little Marie
Smith at Asbury Hark last November,
will probably be electrocuted some time
tonight. (he exact time, however. ie
malnirig a secret.
Case a Mysterp.
Following the murder of the Smith
lirl the case was shrouded in mystery.
For two weeks the local authorities
worked, hut their efforts were barren of
result. A negro was arrested and there
was a threatening demonstration
against him. He established an alibi,
However, and was released.
Suspicion was also directed against
Heidemann, who was formerly em
ployed by Max Krushka, a florist of
r"o weeks after the discovery of the
Mr bool girl's body, Heidemann was ar
rested Under a gruelling examination
pc ptyfessed .'tis innocence. The detee
■ive failed to get any evidence against
lim and he was released.
HuriM Disbelieved Heidemann.
But there was one man at least who
lid not believe Heidemann. That man
was- William J. Bains the detective,
x ho was railed into tho rase al ter the
Asbury Hark detectives had found
hemselves up against a stone wall.
Eavid Nrumelster, a detective, was
placed on the suspect's trail. Posing is
i fugitive from justice, he wormed his
way into eidemann’s confidence, and
'rom that day until 3 o'clock on tho
piorning of March 15, when Heidemann,
inabie lo keep his dreadful secret, un
posomed himself and told in detail how
Pe killed Marie Smith, did the detec
tive let him out of his sight.
For months, tho testimony revealed,
Heidemann and the detective had trav
eled about the country, but the sus
pect showed no signs of weakening.
Then the detective decided upon a des
perate expedient. They were in Yon
kers at the time lind Neumeister ar
-anged for another detective to join
One day the two went for a walk in
:he woods. Both were armed, Neu
meister expressing the fear that at any
opoment he might bet called upon to
light for their lives. a lonely spot
;he detective suggested a little target
practise, and, drawing his gun, fired
»t a stump a short distance away.
His aim was had and the bullet went
Aide, Then he asked Heidemann to
try his skill. The young florist drew
ils gun and blazed away.
At that moment a man staggered
'rom behind the spot.
Apparently Shot to Death.
"I've been shot." lie screamed, and,
daggering toward them, reeled and
Iropped, apparently dead, almost at
The Incident had the desired effect.
Heidemann. weakened by the shock,
flung to his supposed friend, begging 1
that he be saved.
Heidemann and the detective reached i
Atlantic City. The scene had already I
Peen sot and In a room adjoining that I
iceupied by the two and separated
>n!y by n thin partition, a stenog- ;
•apher waited with notebook and i
The crisis had been reached and
vlthout hesitation Neumeister played
ils trump card. He told Heidemann he
vas a huntet] man. There was a re
vnrd on his head, he declared, and he
eared his new-found friend might be
empted to betray him.
"You need have no fear of me '*
Heidemann told him. "I am in as des
Society Girls Prominent in Pryor Concert
to Be Given for the Benefit of Day Nursery
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perate straits as you are. I killed a
girl at Asbury Park.”
Then he recited In detail the story
of the tragedy.
Subsequently he repeated his story
in the presence of another detective.
"If you are as bad as that, we can
stick together,” the detective assured
hl«n. "But llrst you must sign a
statement admitting that you killed
the Smith girl.”
And I-leideinann unsuspectingly
signed this statement, which was the
principal evidence at his trial:
"This is to certify that on November
9 I murdered Marie Smith.”
I It took the Jury only two hours to
find him guilty, and lie was secretly
transferred to the death coll at Tren
RAILS BUCKLED BY HEAT.
WRECK BARELY AVERTED.
PHOENIX VI I. L.E, Pa., May 23,-As
'a direct result of the extreme heat yes
terday the rails on the Frazer branch
of the Pennsylvania railroad buckled
at Bacton station, and only the timely
discovery of the distorted rails by i
track-walker prevented a wreck. A
passenger train leaving here at 11:16
a. m. was stopped by the track-walker
before It struck the buckled rails. The
rails, expanding in the intense heat,
had bulged, forcing the spikes Into the
air and causing the rails to assume a
DYNAMITE NEURO’S HOME.
KANSAS OITd . May 23.—The second
attempt within five months to de.-troy
the home of W. E. Griffin, a negro
principal of the Booker Washington
School, was made last night when a
bomb placed under a board walk about
three feet from the house exploded.
Every window was broken and a large
hole torn in the ground. Griffin said
he and his wife were asleep on the I
second floor when the explosion oe- 1
IS SPEAKER AT
New York’s Building Finest of
Kind in World—Formal*
NEW YORK, May 23.—New York’s
new library whs all ready this morn
ing for its formal opening ceremony
this afternoon. The actual "working"
opening will not take place until to
morrow morning, when the building ,
will assume Its task of receiving tile
i generality of reuders and the curious '
j The scene chosen for this afternoon's |
| ceremonies was the great main vesti
bule. within the Fifth avenue entrance,
on the first floor. Tho attendance at
the opening exercises was limited to
600 specially-invited guests.
The list of speakers for the opening
of the library contained the names of
Fr> sldent Taft and those of the follow
ing prominent men: Governor Dlx,
Mayor Gaynor, John Bigelow, presi
dent of tho library; George B. Rives,
a trustee; Bark Commissioner .Stover,
Thomas Hastings, architect, and Dr.
John S. Billings, director of the library.
At 4 o’clock, following the closing of
the exerc t wns arranged to throw
the library open for a reception to
15,000 Invited guests. Admittance was
arranged to be by enrd only. Owing
to the great crowd expected, special
provisions wore made to avoid con
fusion and 600 police wert secured to
The New York Public Library, for
mally opened today, is built and con
ceived on a largo scale. It i an accom
modate easily as many ; 1.000 readers
nnd students at once, and besides the
general reading room for the public at
huge, It has a circulation depart
ment, numerous special libraries In
large separate upartrnents devoted to
special subjects, private studies for in
vestigators and students, galleries with
exhibitions of pictures, a library for
children, and even a library for blind
The great library building Is the out
come of the merging of the three great
library foundations, the Astor, tho
Lenox and the Tilden. it was proect- j
ed In 1897, an<^ In that year the Legls- j
lature of New York State authorised j
DOW TOJUCCEED |
During the last few years conditions
In all lines of business, even profes
sional life, have changed so completely
that every man Is waking up to the
fact that In order to win success ho
must specialize and learn to do some
one thing and do It well.
So It is with any article that Is sold
to the people. It must have genuine
merit or no amount of advertising will
maintain the demand for the article
For many years we have watched
with much interest the remarkable rec
ord maintained by Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great Kidney, Liver
and Bladder Remedy. From the very
beginning the proprietors had so much
confidence In It that they Invited every
one to test It, freo of cost, before pur
It Is a physician's prescription.
"They have on file thousands of letters
received from former sufferers who are
now- enjoying good health as a result of
However. If you wish first to try a
sample bottle, address Dr. Kilmer &
Co., Binghamton, N. Y., and mention
this paper. They will gladly forward
you a sample bottle by mall, absolutely
Regular sizes for sale at all druggist*
—fifty cents and one dollar.
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HE’S ^ HERETIC
(Coutlnuril (rum l-'lral I'Sftr.l
questions to be determined at the trial
of Dr. Grant.
That it was a "physic nl Impossibility
for Christ to havo stood on the pin
nacle of tho temple at Jerusalem and
been tempted by Satan," as relate!
in tho New Testament, was another of
tho statements credited to Dr. Grant.
Ho Is charged with having declared
the topmost pinnacle was too small Xor
anyone to stand on.
In commenting oh tl.e death of Uz
ziab, who, as told in tho Old Testa
ment, was struck dead for daring to
put his hand on the ark of the covenant
while t was being taken from Hebron
to the temple of Jerusalem, Dr, Grant
is alleged to have said:
"This man tJzzlah must have had at^
aneurism of the heart or have burst n
blood vessel In his head. It is not
reasonable to suppose that God struck
him deud under such circumstances.”
alleged V lews on Prodlgnl Son.
Thi statement alleged to have been
made by Drl. Grant that, "the parable
of tile-prodigal son proves that there Is
no mediator between God and man”
was taken by another witness, accord
ing to the records, to discredit tho
mediatory office of Jobus.
The testimony under review also con
tains statements that Dr. Grant ex
plained the deaths of Ananias and
Sapphira by saying that "being caught
unexpectedly in a barefaced ile by God
caused their deaths by Buddcn shock
to tho system,” and that "I feel there
would he a dearth of Sunday school
teachers If all should absent them
selves from the church but those who.
before God, could claim to be less
blameworthy in regard to lying than
Ananias and Sapphira.”
Dr. Grant Is also charged with being
responsible for the declaration that "the
regular seasonable changes permitted
passages of tho Hod ses. It was not a
Children of his congregation aro
quoted as saying: "We ran go ahead
and do anything. Dr. Grant says there
is no devil."
STRIKE OF FIREMEN IS
Southern Railway Now Facing
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. Map- 23.-It Is,
reported here thut firemen on the 1
Southern railway system will go on
itrllvo at noon tomorrow if the de
nanda for a new wage scale are not.
(ranted or a compromise agreement :n '
tot reached by that time. In deellnlnii
lie demands of the firemen. President !
w. W. Finley, of the Southern Hall
way Company, asserted the eonees
dons sought would mean an added ex
penditure of about 1400,000 per year j
'or the railroad, or an In -rease in
wages of firemen approximating 27.3
per rent, over the w ages paid last year, j
Efforts to avert a strike are being
node today at a conference under wav ■
peri; between officials of the railway '
ind representatives of the nineteen 1
oeal organizations of the Brotherhood i
jf Locomotive Firemen hi the South
-rn system. i
AOED MASON DIES.
TRENTON, May 23.-Samuel John
ion, vmose fiftieth anniversary ns a
nember of the Mnsontc order was oele
>rated six years ago. died j esterday In
rrenton. He wns S3 years old and had
ong been a merchant In that city.
WHOLESALE GROCERS CONVENE.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., May 28.—'The
National Wholesale Grocers' Assoola
lon began a three-days' session here
:oday, and arrangements have been
nade by local committees for 8,000 del
:gates and visitors.
SOEIETK TO HEAR
FAVOR'S BAND II)
Will Give Concert Here for
Eighth Avenue Day Nurs»
With such a worthy causa as tha
Eighth Avenue Uuby Shelter and Day
| Nursery for its objoct and music by
Arthur Pryor's hand, society is inter
ested in the promenade concert to he
given next Monday night In the First
regiment armory, Sussex avenue nnd
The affair promises to be one of lha
musical events of tlio season, of which
there have been many during tho win
ter, but no announcement lias met
with more ready response than that
Mr. Pryor and his band were to be
There have been urgent demands up
on the resources of the Baby Shelter
and Day Nursery at 61 and 63 Eighth
avenue lately, and the proceeds from
the concert are to he used to carry- on
the work through the summer months.
From a recent epidemic of measles
> in the nursery the need of an Isola
! tlon ward was clearly demonstrated,
land tlds, us well a* other needed Im
| provetnents. are contemplated by the
board of directors.
The nurs ry has for the past nine
teen years cared for small children
during the day while the mothers go
out as daily wage-earners. One-quarter
of tho expenses of the nursery is nu t
by .-.n appropriation from the city, nnd
this Is only the second time that a
public appeal for funds has been made.
Where Tickets t'nn Hr Obtained,
Tickets for the concert may be ob
tained from Mrs 'William IT. Brown,
T8 Fourth avenue, general chairman of
the arrangements for the concert:
from Mrs, Henry N. Sayre, president
of the Institution, 43 Fulton street, or
any of the officers nr directors, who
arc: First vice-president, Mrs, Jnmes
M. Seymour: second vice-president.
Mrs. Henry F. Starr: recording secre
tary. Mrs. Orosco C. Woolson: cor
responding secretary, Mrs. M. A. Stan
ton; treasurer, Mrs. E. A. Ulne; audi
tor. Mr. Walter D. Starr; chairman of
executive committee, Mrs. James W‘.
Howard; directors, the Messrs. Henry
Cl. Athn. O. Wlsner Thorne, J. William
Clark, Dr. George TV Kent, Stephen
H. Plum, Jr.. Charles Kltburn and
George H. Heave.
Officers of the auxiliary to the nur
sery are: President, Miss Florence
Hague; vice-president, Miss May Cour
WHAT CURES ECZEMA ?
We have had so many inquiries lately
regarding Eczema and other akin dis
eases that we are glad to make our
answer public. After careful Investiga
tlon we have found that a simple wash
of Oil of Wintergreen. as compounded
In T>. D. O . ran be relied upon. We
would not moke thla statement to our
patrons, friends and neighbors unless
we were sure of It—and although there
are many so-called Eczema remedies
sold we ourselves unhesitatingly re
commend D. P. P. Prescription.
Because—We know that it gives In
stant relief to that torturing itch.
Because—D. D. D. starts the cure at
the four, 'atlnn of the trouble.
Because—It cleanses, soothes and
heals the skin, clearing away plmptes
and blotches over night.
Because—It enables Nature to repali
the ravages of disease,.
Because—The records of ten years of
complete cures of thousands of the
most serious cases show that P. D. D.
Is today recognized as the absolutely
reliable Eczema Cure.
Prop into our store today just to
talk over the merits of this wonderful
Prescription. We will also explain the
value of D P D. as a household
Petty's Pharmacy; A Mosher. Or
ange; Gllbard’a Prug Store, East Or
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tor; corresponding secretary. Miss Pearl
Blevnry; recording secretary, Mtss
Ruth Kingston; treasurer, Miss Isabel
Gregory, and historian, Miss Constance
Mr. Pryor will have the nsslstanee at
the concert next Monday night of Miss
Estetla Koetter, soprano,' and Pert
Brown, eornetlst Mr Pryor will con
tribute a trombone solo.
The magnetic personality of Mr.
Pryor seems to permeate every member
of his band, and the result is the ren
dering of every number, whether classi
cal or popular, in a manner not usually
heard in concert work.
It was during one of Sousa's Euro
pean tours that Pryor’s great ability as
a bandmaster was demonstrated, when
the youthful master took up the baton
which Sousa was forced to relinquish
owing to illness. The tour, which had
well-nigh been abandoned, was con
tinued in a blase of glory under Fryor's
PROF. N. W. LORD DEAD.
COLUMBUS, O.. May 23.—N. W. Lord,
professor of mineralogy and meteor
ology at Ohio State University, was
found dead in bed at his home today.
The coroner decided that death was due
to organic heart trouble.
Try a ClMalflad A<t ta Da aim, *
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PRESBYTERIAN MEN ARE
AFTER 25,000 CONVERTS.
PITTSBURG, May 23.-One thousand
or more delegates today attended the
fourth national convention cf the Uni
ted Presbyterian men's movement in
the First Presbyterian Church. Ways
and means for carrying on a campaign 1
for the .t inning of 25,0(3) souls and the
securing of Jt,000,000 for missions dur- ,Jj
ing the ensuing year were discussed.
Among the speakers were the r.ev.
William A. Sunday, the ball player Ilf
ngellst the Rev. Pr. Joseph Kyle,
Xenia, o : the Rev. J. Alvin Orr. Phila
delphia; the Rev. J. H. V.'hlte, Fort
Morgan, Colo.; the Rev. H. C. Cham
bers. Khangah Pogran. Punjab,
India; the Rev. J. G. Hunt. Cairo, ™
Egypt, and the Rev. T. L. Mackey, .Cj
Schenectady N. Y. <
STRIPPED MAINE WRECK
TO BE SUNK IN OCEAN. Jj
WASHINGTON, May 23.-The wreck |
of the battleship Maine, now lying in W
Havana harbor, will, when raised, be
totved out to sea and sunk in deep wa
ter unless Congress directs otherwise.
Information to this effect was re
ceived by the House and Senate vaster- .
day from Secretary of War Pickineen.
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Ice Pitchers, $10.00 up Fruit Dishes, $6.25 up
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Candelabra, $7.50 up Coffee Urns, $12.00 up
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12 yards to each suite, using only the best
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and the air of coolness they impart, they
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holds good until Saturday, May
For Men, Women and Children
Sole Newark Selling Agents
Six Pairs Guaranteed Six Months
It costs no more to get the genuine Holeproof. Don’t let
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ELOPES; SHIFTS HEART;
FLEES WITH NEW SUITOR/'
Girl. 17. Peeved With First,
Flits With Second, Who
AL,I,KNTCVWN, Pfl., May 23.--Twice j
mi eloper In five days, Miss Alice Bar- i
bour. 17 years old, of Paterson, N. J-, i
Is being sought by the police of this
city, who have traced her and the
companion tn her second escapade as
fur as Philadelphia.
In the meantime her former sweet
heart, Thomas Kitmore. of Paterson. Is
disconsolate and deserted In this city.
According to the story told to the j
local police by fl sister of the girl, who !
arrived here yesterday in search o^'the
elopers, Miss Barbour left homo last
Wednesday with $250 of her mother's
money and came to this city, where the
pair procured rooms at a lodging
house In the fashionable part of the
town. They took their meals at a
nearby restaurant, of which Harry
Cllfton Is a proprietor.
Miss Harbour, an exceptionally hand
sot e girl, soon struck up an acquaint
ance with the restaurant man, with
the result that Fitinore became Jealous
and quarreled with her. Then Mrs
Clifton complained that her husband
was showing too much attention to the
pretty guest, and upon returning home
she found the following note n a
table: "I have gone away; you treated
me mean. Harry.”
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