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SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 249.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GIRL WIFE IS
Anna Langley, San Fran
cisco Murderess, is
til EN WEEP AT STORY
Mind Breaks Under Strain of
Neglect and Abuse City
. Rushes to Her Aid.
San "Francisco, Aug. 4. The us
ually slow wheels of the law turned
briskly for 19-year-old Anna Lang
ley, who shot and killed her bus
band, James W. Langley, Wednes
day afternoon. Moved beyond words
by her simple story of neglect, abuse
and vlllificatlon that at last drove
her to frenzy, men and women of
all classes rushed to her aid and to
day she is back with her family and
DRIVEN ISMSE BT ABUSE.
Police, prosecutors, grand jurors
and newspaper men vied w:th each
other in aiding her through the or
deal of examination. The coroner's
Jury that sat tbe inquest over Lang
ley listened to her story and prompt
ly returned a verdict that she had
killed her husband while temporar
ily insane as a result of his habitual
Intemperate and unspeakable cruel
ty. Then 6he was taken late yester
day before the business men that
composed the grand jury and aga'n
told her story.
GRAND JI'KORS I TEARS.
"I Just wanted Jim to be good,"
she told them. "I would have work
ed my fingers to the bone for him if
he would have just been good."
More than one juror remembered
a sudden call to the telephone to hide
tears he could, putt suppress '.'Zl'J.
" IhOWERIA VlTH KlJtKWERS.
She was led back to Jail after the
grand Jury examination, but in a mo
' ment the entire grand Jury rushed
In, their hands full of flowers to tell
her thy-had exonerated her and had
recommended she be released on her
ewn recognizance. They stood around
like a lot of awkward boys trying to
express sympathy. Police Magistrate
Weller Immediately fixed bail at
BAIT, FIXED AT SIOO.
Dozens of hands dug into pockets
and flourished rolls of bills toward
the clerk and the prison doors
swung open. Police Commissioner
Fulllvan and chief of Police White
took her home to her mother.
TOGO PAYS A VISIT
TO NEW YORK MAYOR
Japanese Admiral Escorted Through
the Streets by 100 Mounted
Xew York. Aug. 4. Admiral Togo,
who reached here last night from
England, today called on Mayor Gay
tior. The admiral was escorted by
100 mounted police. An immense
crowd gave Admiral Togo and party
rhcers as Jhey alighted from their
auto. Assistant Secretary of State
Hale presented Togo to the mayor
and after a brief visit the party re
turned to the hotel. Later Mayor
Gaynor returned Togo's call.
Western Miners Ilcatiirin Their Con
fidence in leader by a Vote
of 207 to 90.
Butte. Mont.. Aug. 4. Charles H.
Mover was reelected president of the
Western Federation of Miners by a
vote of 2o" to 10 at last night's ses
sion of the organisation.
IN LAKE WATER?
Detroit. Mich.. Aug. 4. Col. C. McD.
Townsoad, engineer corps, U. S. A.,
will leave this week on the govern
ment steamer Hancock, to superin
tend the taking of water temperatures
at numerous points in Lake .Mich-gay
to ascertain if tere are warm cur
rents in that boiy of water, as con
ttndtd ty r-:auy who believe the ex
cellent fruit ciia-at? of the veitera
coart of Michigan is due to the warm
water currents. Objections have been
offered to t-e la'es-ic gulf waterway
jlan cn the t-ory that these worm
currents would be dcSs'.ted from their
Forecast Tin 7 P. M, Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day, slightly cooler-tonight.
Highest temperature yesterday 84,
lowest 67, at 7 a. m. 69.
Precipitation np to 7 a. m. .25.
Velocity of wtnd 6 miles an hoar.
Relative humidtty at 7 p. m. 90,
at 7 a. m. 89.
Stage of water .8, a rise of .1 In
last 24 horrrs.
J. 1L SHKRTKR Local Forecaster.
(From noon todyto-oon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 7:08,.. rises, 46; moon sets
1228 a. m.; 9 a. Ecu,mooii at apogee,
farthest ?froxa eartht2Sl0a miles.
NOW TO PRESIDENT
Bin as Amended by Senate la Passed
by tle Hone Debate on the
"Washington, Aug. 4. The house
today passed the reapportionment
bill as amended by the senate. The
bill no goes to the president.
The house cotton tariff bill was
reported to the senate today and
immediately precipitated a lively de
bate. Democratic Leader Martin
asked that It be referred to the fi
nance committee with Instructions to
report Aug. 10. Overman favored
Washington, Aug. 4. The farm
ers' free list bill was sent to confer
ence today after the senate refused
to accfept the house amendment plac
ing lemons on the list. Penrose,
Culloni, La Follette, Bailey and Sim
mons were named as conferees.
La Follette and Underwood today
were appointed a sub-committee to
consider and report upon the dif
ferences between the two houses on
the wool revision bill.
FALLS 11 STORIES;
EYE CUT ONLY HURT
Uemai-kahle Kscape of Workman
Employed on New Hotel Taft
in Xew York City.
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 4. John
Fisher, nrployed on . the new Hotel
Taft, In course of construction here,
fell 11 stories last night and escaped
with a slight cut over the eye. Fisher
was on a hoisting elevator which broke
at the eighth floor and fell to the sub
cellar. Workmen expected to find
Fisher dead, but reached him just in
time to see him disentangle himself
from the wreckage.
Methods Employed in Cases of Moy.
ir, Haywood and McXamura
Criticised in Report.
Washington, Aug. 4. The process of
"legal kidnaping," as in the labor cases
of Mover, Haywood and McXamara,
was condemned by the senate commie
tee appointed to investigate third de
gree methods of police authorities in
the I'nitcd States. The report was pre
sented to the senate today by Borah
on behalf of the committee.
DR. VILEY NOT THE
CJeorpe ! McCable, Tepartment So
licitor, Assumes Responsibil
ity for Action.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 4. George
I McCable, a department of agricul
ture soIicitor told the house investi
gating committee today that he and
not Dr. Wiley recommended the prose'
cutions for pure food violations. Mr.
McCabe said the food and drugs in
spection board, of which Wiley is a
memoer virtually ceasea to exercise
control over prosecutions since the is
suance of "general order 110."
DES MOINES STRIKE
IS DUE TOMORROW
Street Ilailway Kmployes Vote
yuit Their I'iaccs at 1 O'clock
in the Morning.
TVs Moines. Iowa. Aug. 4. At a
meeting of nearly 5t' employes of the
Ies Moints City railway, wbich lasted
into the early morning hours, it was
decided to strike at 1 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Both sides are preparing for
what is believed will be a long strug
gle. General Manager Harrigan of th-j
company is making extensive prepara
tions to maa the cars with strike
breakers." Edward J. Swords Dead.
Xew- York, Aug. 4. Edward Jenner j
Swords, general eastern agent of the
Chicago, Darlington Quincy, is dead j
of .-.pcrlexy. S-orJs had a diatia-1
guifhtd career ia the navy during the;
TO FIGHT FOR
Clash of Rival Armies
Now Seems Inevitable.
PRESIDENCY IS PLUM
Generals Leconte and Firrain
Both on Ground Simon
Sails for Kingston.
Port-au-Prince, Aug. 4. General
Simon sailed last night for Kingston,
Jamaica. With Simon disposed of, at
tention is turned to his successor.
General Leconte and General Firman,
are both avowed candidates for the
Tltt lG TO PREVENT CONFLICT.
They had rival revolutionary arm
ies. It Is believed neither general
will be disposed to retire in favor of
the other, and the issue must be lit
erally fought out. The diplomatic
corps is doing everything possible to
avoid a conflict. '
FIFTY BURIED IN A
CAVE-IN; 4 MAY DIE
freer f tiilapses at Miulanil, l a,,
While Men Are Working in
Midland, Pa., Aug. 4. In a sewer
cave-in here today 50 workmen were
buried. Two were taken out dead.
Four were probably fatally hurt
Breslau Confers Degrees.
Breslau, Germany, Aug. 4. At the
centennial Jubilee of Breslau univer
sity yesterday honorary degrees were
conferred upon the following Amer
icans: Theology, Rev. Benjamin W.
Bacon, Yale university; i philosophy,
Charles W. Eliot, president emer
itus of Harvard university; laws.
President Nicholas Murray Butler
Columbia university; medicine. Pro
fessor Theobald Smith, Harvard.
iip r v-iiisr.- ExALDNtADLD MAN'J tVERrQrAN
JT " uTfPfVa CLTTLlc- UP MORGANS LAWYCR,'cJ
HURST IS URGED FOR GOVERNOR
BY ADMIRERS IN WASHINGTON
(Spclal Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug 2. Much inter
est has been awakened here among
democrats as well as republicans,
anent the discussion In Chicago of
available candidates for the demo-
cratic gubernatorial nomination in
Illinois. While all of those so far
mentioned have their friends in
Washington, the names of Hon. E.
W. Hurst of Rock Island and Hon.
Samuel Alschuler of Chicago and
OFFICER IN NAVY
TAKES OWN LIFE
Lieut. BriUhart Shoots Himself
in New York Hotel After
MARRIED ONLY 8 MONTHS
Bride Had Taken Him to Task for
Drinking Had Been on Pro
New York, Aug. 4. Lieutenant
Charles E. Brillhart of the United
States army was found dead from a
bullet wound yesterday in his room at
the Hotel Astor. In his right hand
was a revolver with all but one of the
six chambers loaded. A bullet had
passed through his head.
In his room was found a sealed and
stamped envelope addressed to "Mrs.
C. E. Brillhart, the Cairo. Sixteenth
and Q streets N. W.. Washington,
LleiAenant Brillhart was married
about eight months ago. He arrived
at the Astor shortly before noon on
THEY PHOTOGRAPH THE SOUL
UNCLE. JAM 'J
Tuesday without baggage. Identifica
tion was made from a check book
showing a balance of $202 in a Wash
ington bank on Aug. 1 and by cards
and signet ring. Apparently he was
between 35 and 40 years of age.
WIFE OIIJWTS TO I)RIKIG.
Washington, Aug. 4. Because hi3
young wife took him to task for drink
ing is said to be the motive behind
Lieutenant Charles E. Brillhart's kill
ing himself. Brother officers of tho
dead man say that Mrs. Brillhart, the
young widow, upbraided her husband
many times during the last few months
because he drank. Mrs. Brillhart, at
her apartment in the fashionable Cairo i
here, refused to make any statement.
Lieutenant Brillhart had been drinking
for three or four months, according to
his brother officers. He did most of
BLOW IN TEXAS
Anson, Texas, Aug. 4. Three
coaches attached to a southbound
passenger train on the Wichita Val
ley were thrown from the tracks by
a tornado at Penicke last night. Prac
tically every passenger, about 30, re
ceived severe bruises. One infant
was fatally hurt.
Aurora are discussed with particular
Mr. Alschuler made many friends
and admirers during his former race
for the honor and Mr. Hurst is pop
ular with democrats and republicans
alike, in both branches of congress.
It 13 believed by many that Mr. Hurst
has the advantage over all candidates
so far mentioned in view of the fact
that be is a new man in state politics
although not new to the people of the
state of Illinois. His brilliant rec
Germany and France Agree
RUSSIA IS A FRIEND
Latter's Representatives Inter
vene to Soften Attitude of
Berlin, Aug. 4. The end of the
Moroccan trouble between Germany
and France is in sight. French Am
bassador Camboa and Major Von
Kiderlen Waechter, the German for
eign secretary, today found a com-
15 5HOWN IN
mon gr6und of settlement on general
lines, though the details remain to
be worked out.
(OI.O.MAI, TRADING INVOLVED.
The nature of the settlement is not
learned, except It involves consider
able trading in colonial possessions.
It is understood Russia played the
part of a mutual friend and inter
posed at London and Paris to take
the rough edges off the English atti
tude. his drinking at night and did not let
it interfere with his duties. This is
borne out by the statement of Captain
Bcatty, commandant of the Washing
ton navy yard, who said that for the
last year and a half that Lieutenant
Brillhart had been on duty here thri
batter's conduct had been excellent.
Lieutenant Brillhart was appointed to
the naval academy in 1000 from York,
Pa. He was graduated in the class of
19t"il. Soon after Lieutenant Brillhart
assumed his duties here he met the
beautiful Miss Rose Osgood, and on
Aug. 30 last they were married.
PKOIIE.NT I SOCIETY.
The couple immediately went Into
society and both became popular. The
rounds of dinners soon developed a
taste with Lieutenant Brillhart for
strong drink, it is said. His wife took
him to task several times, but instead
of quitting thi young officer only drank
the harder. On July 14 Lieutenant
Brillhart took his annual leave. It ex
pired last Tuesday.
ord during two terms in the legisla
ture, his popularity with all factions
for he has never been affiliated
with any disturbing element and
his worth and standing contribute
to the make-up of an ideal man.
IKGKO IS IttOS.
In the campaign of 1S08, Mr.
Hurst was frequently discussed as a
gubernatorial possibility and it ia be
lieved that had he consented then
(CocUoced co Four.J
All Efforts to Entrap Young
Virginian Into Confession
vu Continue Fruitless.
IS IN A SOLITARY CELL
Unable Any Longer to Hold Com
munication With Binford Girl,
Richmond, Va., Aug. 4- Prosecutor
of Henry Clay Beattls, Jr.. In Jail here
charged with killing his wife In an
automobile, are jealously guarding
that part of the confession of Paul
Beattie, his cousin. In which he raved
about receiving a large sum of money.
Rumors persist here that he was of
fered money to suppress the gun-buying
Immediately after the shooting Paul
Beattie admitted his share in buying
the gun with which the state declares
the young mother was ruthlessly slain
on the lonely turnpike.
When the police reached the point
where the trail led to Paul Beattie,
he promptly told of buying the gun
from a pawn broker, on orders from
his cousin. Then, it is said, the ex
citement proved too much and he had
aJi 'epileptic fit.
SOT TO REMOVE PRISONERS.
Plans to remove Beattie and Beulah
Binford from the Henrico county Jail
have been abandoned by the state au
thorities, and they will remain there
until taken to Chesterfield county on
Aug. 14 for trial.
Beattie is In a soliary cell, and the
Binford girl was placed where she
cannot have any communication with
him. Beattie expects to be free in a
short time after the trial is begun.
Mayme Shaffer and Ida Hlldreth.
the women brought here from Norfolk
to confirm statements which they had
made to the police, were allowed to
return home. The women have a
house in Norfolk, in which Beattie and
the Binford woman lived from time to
time. They denied having said that
Beattie told the Binford girl in their
presence that ho would get rid of his
wife and go away with her. These
women will be made to appear before
the trial jury.
FI.UOII OF CHAJfK LETTERS.
Cranks of all sorts .are sending let
ters and twb'br" three alleged theatri
cal firms have offered the woman
The prosecution, despite the steel-
ribbed net of circumstantial evidence
woven about Beattie, is looking abound
seriously for possible flaws to account
for the prisoner's indifference.
Not since the night that Henry Beat-
tie unloaded the dead body of his wife
from his automobile on the Midloth
ian turnpike has the slightest tremor
of emotion disturbed his demeanor.
Through all the terrific strain of third
degree and Inquest, when brutal ac
cusations were hurled at him for hours
at a time, he remained unmoved. He
gazed calmly on all the evidence of
his wife's tragic death and smiled con
fidently at the attempts of the prosecu
tion to entrap him.
IS OPPOSITION TO
NEW PEACE TREATIES
Doubt That They Win Bo Ratified
by Present Congress, Accord
ing to Cullom.
Washington, Aug. 4. Pending an ex
ecutive session, the arbitration treat
ies, which were transmitted to the
senate today by President Talt, re
mained on the table. Chairman Cul
lom of the foreign relations commit
tee, which will consider them, express
ed hope of ratification by this congress,
but he admitted some opposition had
Maun, Republican, Criticises "Use
less InvestigationV' by tlio
Washington. Aug. 4. Gross extrav
agance by the democratic majority in
conducting "useless investigation,"
was charged in the house today by
Mann (republican), who also claimed
the new democratic houe employes
were incompetent. He provoked sharp
replies from James of Kentucky, Fos
ter of Illinois, and Fitzgerald of New
Number of Cases of the Iieae Be
ing lU-ported Throughout
Lansing. Mich., Aug. 4. The state
board of health Is alarmed over a
number of cases of infantile paraly
sis being reported throughout the
state. In the last few days three
cases have been reported la Grand
Bapids. Up to July 1 reports show
20 cases have resulted since Jan. L
LO RIMER LIE
Had Not Been Offered
S2.50 a Word, as
COERCED BY TRIBUNE
Bribe-Taker Admits Chicago
Paper Brought Pressure
Washington, D. C. Aug. 4. With
stinging questions Lorimer'a counsel
today resumed the cross examination
of Charles A. White, the confessed
bribe-taker, before the Loiimer inves
tigating committee. White admitted
he lied -when he wrote Lorlmer la De
cember, 1909, that he had finished his
"When you wrote Loiimer you had
been offered $2.50 a word you told a
cold, bold lie?" asked counsel.
"It wa a falsehood," replied White.
"What are you smiling at?" sud
denly demanded counsel.
REALIZES GRAVITY OP CRIME.
"At the way you put It."
White said he had been "coerced
In a degree" to let the Chlrim Tri
bune print the story "because they
had turned it over to the state's attor
ney." Asked if he realized be had violated
his oath of office and made himself In
famous by alleged brtbe-takic.
White replied: "Yet, and I knew those
who were paying me were doing tho
same thing, and so were the special
Interests who were putting up the
money to do it."
WHITE STICKS TO STORT.
Washington. Aug. 4. Elbrldge Han.
ecy, attorney for Senator Lorimer, op
enei or' yes'terday on Charles A.
White before the Lorlmer investiga
With the outcome of the inquiry de
pendent in large measure upon wheth
er or not tho senators believe White's
story that he received $1,000 for vot
ing for Senator Ixrlmer and an addi
tional $300 out of the Jackpot, Mr,
Hanecy started In to make his cross
examination a master effort.
The attorney was not restricted by
any rules of legal procedure, as was
tho case In the previous senate Inves
tigation, and he dragged In every
thing that might aid in breaking down
the story of the witness.
HKl'KATS STORY OK LETTERS.
Mr. White told Just as readily as
he did on direct examination how he
wrote to both Senator Lorlmer and
Mr. Browne asking them to find him a
Job, when he had no intention of ac
cepting a position if it was offered
He told how he lied about owing a
tailor's bill and other amounts in let
ters asking Browne to loan his money.
Mr. White seemed to feel that his
purpose to get information for usa
in bis exposure of corruption in the II.
linois legislature fully Justified the
Mr. Hanecy alluded to the testimony
of Georgo Gloss, a streot car motor
man In Chicago, and Mrs. .Gloss, that
Sydney Yarbrough was at their house
on the nigbt of May Zt, 13'i'J, when
White claims he was In SprlngfWdd.
It was on that night, according to
White, that Browne first approached
him on tho proposition of voting for
Lorlmer. Yarbrough was In White'"
room In the St. Nicholas hotel at
Springfield when Browne came in to
get White and later took him to his
own room. White declares he told Yar
brough at that time what took place
in his conversation with Browne.
WITNESS REMAINS FIRM.
The Lorlmer attorney reviewed the
various incidents cited by Mr. ana
Mrs. Gloss to substantiate their state
ment that Yarbrough could not possi
bly have been in Springfield on that
night, but White stuck to his asser
tion that Yarbrough was there Just
(Continued on Pas Eight.)
Washington, I. C, Aug. 4. A con
gress of nations to adopt a "world al
pbabet" is asked for in a bill Intro
duc-d hv Representative Jackson.
(Kansas). Jackson wants the presi
dent to invite all the nations to send
delegates to Washington In 112 "to
consider the desirability and feast hi!.
Ity of recording all elementary sounds
of the human voice and of formulat
ing a graphic sound notation or alpha
bet for all such sounds, which alpha
bet shall be adapted to the une of ev
ery IaDguage, and be suitable for writ
ing. printing, engraving and othei
forms of presentation."