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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1908, Washington, District Of Columbia                               The Post the leading newspaper of the National Capital, because Washington want the news of the world every day In the year, and they find It only In The Post. to-day and to-mor- row; diminishing westerly winds. Temperature 42i minimum, 25. NO. WASHINGTON: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1908.-FOURTEEN PAGES. THREE CENTS. Wife Sends Bright Greeting Across Court Room. THREE JURORS ACCEPTED They Escape Peremptory Challenge of State and Defense. Two, Selected Tentatively, Dismissed Without Reason Excused, and Four Stricken by Each New Temporary Selections m Box. Mrs Holman Forgives Son-in-law and Says She Hopes for Acquittal. LUXURIES FOR JURORS. Rooms at Hotel Knickerbocker. Qreakfists and dinners there Luncheons at leadlnq cafe Will cost more than 000 a week i JURORS SELECTED No E GREM- MELS broker About thlrty- elcjht years old married, and has two children foreman No R NAETH- ING baker About fifty yeaisold. married and has several children. No W GARY, dry [joods merchant About sixty years old and a widower I in i Ihio jurors sworn ii t i ti U u ind for II inj K suited to i tin lift rtbultb ind ses ions of the u Ju tuc Polling in tin trim f th Suprmie Court In lid in the box four liKrs v.hr> ,irf subject st 11 to i r il i nhi b> t Itlu i s d( nil proposed jurois were I i lestion il to   box: ind It was agreed t) iliould bo sworn is the. nucleus triil i infl The} art Ch irles, E 1 ship broker who is to be u N Naething bakt.r and ,r ml (.torift W Gary dry goods I 11 I th f I r r a i t i1 r iiioMsionil jurors are George i tit MOSPS Green- nines isent Join R M mmn kcr ml Thomas T C r inston Talesman's Watch Is Stolen. i i t if the tiiil to d ly paused v ,t MI nt V t desman who said I t i, M Vulforcl told Dlbtril t x t I r 11 e tint he Iidd been uibbi d t n (lie rou it room As onl   t me-, Kc uelein ind VA issc i t I 1 the m to look f r the il lit ren m foi pie kpr t kPts 1 i i up mint? 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The fourth was Frederick W Pitcher, a shipping clerk. Did Not Want to Serve. Pitcher said he did not want to serve because he was paid by the Job and when he didn't work he -wasn't paid He knew of only one reason why he might not be a fair Juror. "What's that'" asked Mr Jerome. "A prejudice against expert 'A great many of us have said Mr Jerome Pitcher said he would hear the- testi- mony of experts and pass on it fairly, although he would scrutinize it closely "Have you any-resentment against any- body In this case'" asked Mr. Littleton "I might Pitcher, "If I am called to serve." That raised a great and Mr. Lit- tleton said the responsibility would be divided Pressed, Pllcher said, however, tlmt he would not carry resentment into the Jurv I ox with him, and when he added that he felt that he could be a fair juror he was accepted It was the close of the afternoon ses- sion when the box was filled. Albert H Trailer, who 13 secretary of the Black- lord Fish Company, out after a brief examination. Peremptory Challenges Begin. The full jurv panel did not last long aftei the dinner recess Peremptorily challenging one aftei another of the con- ditional jurors, District Attorrey Jeromo and Mr Littleton, for the defense, emptied the box of all but three These were ac- c epted and sworrv- and thus are finally accepted for the trial panel By co'-bent, Juror Roberts, who was No 10 in the tentative list, was excused District Attorney Jerome then challenged Jiu or' Ilatchett, Goss Weiss, and Frazier Tl 0 defense challenged Jurors Morewood, Sanford, Bouvier, and Pitcher. Tl aw robe and faced the three accepted Jinorb as they were sworn in It was decided to again fill tho nine vacant places oefore exercising any more chal- h nces George C Rupprecht, a salesman, the first talesman examined during the even- ing qualified as, to cause and became a provisional Juror at No 4 Moses Greeny baum, an insurance agent, was next to qualify It appeared for a time as though Nathan Lemlein, a clothing manufac- turer, would go on the temporary panel, but he wab peremptoiily challenged by the defense John R Magmn, a retired grain broker and former member of the Chicago Board of Trade broke the long chairi of dis- qualifications, and was assigned tempo- rarily to chair No G Mr Maginn said he had an opinion, but could lay It aside Thomas F Cranston, a, printer, was se- lected just before adjournment Mrs. Holman Forgives Thaw. Added interest was given to the trial to-daj by the announcement that Mrs Charles J Holman, mother of Evelyn Nesbit 11-aw, now at her home in Pitts- burg 1 as forgiven Thaw In dispatch from Pittsburg to-day Mrs Holman Is l quoted as saying. Nothing would please me so much as to Harry Thaw go free His wife s a daughter of my own flesh and blood I Her hapiiiness is mine. Anything that Harry Thaw has said about me or done 10 me or any pain he has caused me is trivial ii1 comparison to my Interest in I i ly daughter s. happiness The Belief that I would put a straw in Evelyn b hus- band s path to fieedom is too repulsive for thought It would be little short of unnatural for a motherito aid in sending her own daughters husband to the elec- I trip chair It w ab announced also that neither Howard Nesbit Evelyn's brother, who was in New York during the. last trial, nor Ida Simonton, regarded as an unpoitant witness for the prosecution, will oome to New York to testify FLAMES FOLLOW RAGE RIOT HEINft IS INDICTED Man Whose Corner Started Panic Held for Trial. BAILED ON PRISON CHARGE County Court House at Bryson City, N. C., Burned. Not a. Single Public Record ored People Are Forbidden by Law to Be Abroad After 9 o'Clock. lovli U p I ute t i f ire inclined to make a dial k it Justice Mr sho-t n el -aid Mr Uttlttem l i 1 Justice tiist paruil had been exhaust h hi [i ne el In a ery few min- tc announced without in t i uio i th it J Ties C omv i> a h t I Kf i it "VI Wist street a 1 U 11 mi Irmer a decoiator of r M nt ufnue h b i n lli if u is no e fro n Mi J lomi or Mi L.iHIet >n wh> tl is i Ion IX xt r C) fiffin-v a stock broker was pit tti >unh m extremely Itngthj exarn- ln ition s lid lie bael an opinion and woull tike it to the jury box with him but u ml In t let tt Interfere with his 1_iu nt Mr Jerome liked him but Mr f i tl ton won a point when he got Mr fifmv ti sa> it would reejulre evi- elen to change his opinion Justice D wlin' then made a ruling excluding tilt sin n who hid opinions which would rwiuiri evidence to remove This dts- post 1 of m my talesmen subsequently ex- ftrn nee! Cliarles C Goss, an accountant for the 1EWSP4PERS Special to The "Washington Pest Br> son City, N. C Jan. 7 county ourt house, together with all the records, was burned last night The county offl- i ialb attribute the fire to negroes im- plicated in the race riots here in ulncn five white men were wounded and tvcral killed Not a single pub- lic d 101 inent -aas saved Tne mayor's of Tice and that of the city clerk were in the court house Both tho county commissioners and town council held special Joint meetings to-day and a curfew ordinance was passed which is applicable to the negioes i nly and requires that all negroes must ho off the street by 9 o'clock at night th mise they will be arrested and lockec ui> A number of negroes have been ar resud in connection with the rioting, and ire bring held without ball to await the action of the Superior Court MAP OF ERIN DEATH TO SNAKE Wriggling Reptile Curled Up and Died on Turf from Ireland. Special to The Washington Post Iscjw Jan opening of th Irish Indus'rill Exposition at Madison Square Garden to-night was signalizec bj a miracle One of the earlj arrivals to the story goes brought a am deposited it on the map of Ireland, mad of turg from .he various counties of th Emerald. Isle Tim Hurst, the basebal umpire saw the evil deed, and swoopec down upon the scene to prevent desecia tion Hefound the snake, which had been ajive and wriggling, had no soone' touched the soil than it turned over on its oack and died Th" snake will bi bottlel in alrohol, and exhibited Surplus Money Can Be Made To earn money by depositing same in bank ing aept of Union Trust Co 15th H sts Interest paid pn all accounts Business an peisonal accounts invited. Gov t control Overcertiffcation of Mercantile Bank Checks Alleged. Counsel for Banker and Copper Magnate Declares that Accusation Is an Error, for Heinze Had Borrowed Half Million and Transferred It to Credit of Broth- er's Firm, by Whom Checks Were Cases Under Inquiry. New Yoik, Jan. by the Federal grand Jury for the overcer- tlflcation of fifteen checks, represent- ing, in the aggregate, over and drawn by the firm of Otto Heinze Co. on the Mercantile National Bank, Fritz Augustus Heinze, the copper magnate and former president of the Mei can tile National Bank, sur- rendered himself to-day, and was re- leased on bail. The indictment, which contains thirty counts, charges the overcertifl- catlon of fifteen checks drawn on the Mercantile. National Bank last October, the specific offense on which the- bench warrant for Mr. Helnze's arrest was is- sued being alleged to have been com- mitted on October 14 This overcerti- flcation is alleged to have been made on a check drawn on the Mercantile National Bank by the firm of Otto Heinze Co, the members of which were Mr. Heinze's two brothers, Otto C and Arthur P. Heinze, and Max H. Schultze. The check was drawn to the order of Gross Kleeberg, and was for the sum of 40. For some time there have been ru- mors of cilminal proceedings against some of the chief actors In the city's financial affairs in the period Just pre- ceding the disturbance in banking cir- cles last October The indictment of Heinze is the flrst result here, and from what could be learned to-day the present Heinze indictment is only a beginning More Under Scrutiny. United States Dlstrictl Attorney Henry L Stimson said this afternoon: "The In- vestigation into financial conditions Is not ended by this indictment It is still going on, though, of course, it would be improper for me to give any hint as to the individuals and banking institutions whose acts are under Investigation." The Indictment against Heinze was voted about two weks ago, and the dis- trict attorney's office has been at work ever since in preparing the indictment An arrangement was made by which Heinze should surrender himself. Mean- time, a bench warrant had been issued by United States Circuit Judge Chatfield Edward Lauterbach, counsel for Heinze introduced him to United States Marshal Henkel this afternoon Henkel escorted him to the office of United States Com- missioner Shield Here Heinze was held in bail to appear and plead to the indictment to-morrow morning before Judge Chatfleld Bail was furnished by a surety company Heinze's Counsel Denies Crime. After an examination of the indictment Mr Lauterbach said to-night "Before the certification was rmde, F Augustus Heinze obtained the discount of a note of secured by abundant stock exchange collateral, worth at the market rates of that day more than and drew his check for to the credit of Otto Heinze Co, the amount of which should have been passed to their credit, as I think it was. "There certainly was no willful intent within the statute to overcertify an> check, not even to the extent that over- certification is practiced every day li Wall street by all the banks as a matter of business necessity Heinze Precipitated Panic. Whatever may have caused the bank panic of last October, it was precipitated by the disclosure that followed the col- lapse of .the corner in United Copper stock, which was engineered by Otto C Heinze Co In the curb market Ai that time F Augustus Heinze was presi dent of the Mercantile National Bank and as a result of the clearing-house in vestigation into that institution s affairs a day or two after the copper corner s total collapse Heinze and all the directors of the bank among them Charles W Morse, and the clearing house as sumed virtual control of the bank's af fairs Otto C and Arthur P Heinze were among the directors who resigned. F Augustus Heinze is of Brooklyn birth and about forty years old He wa; graduated fiom Columbia School of Mine; in 1889, and went at once to Butte, where he early became a factor 11 the mining situation He soon went to Canada, ac quired some valuaole properties, and sole them at a big1 profit, and returned fc Montana His practice was to pick up, cheaply mines abandoned by others, and mak them big winners His most famous ex ploit of this charactei performed will the celebrated Minnie Healoy mine tha Marcus, Daley abandone.l He was In terested in the United Copper mine, in trying to corner which his firm came t grief The special grand jury chosen to-con sider the conduct of New Yoik financia institutions began its work to-day by lak ing up the case of the Provident IJfe In surance Company Penalty Is Five to Ten Years. Mr Ridgely, Comptroller of the Cur rency, said1 yesterday that when th trouble with the Mercantile Nationa Bank bagan he sent a representative t New York to co-operate with the distric attorney, and he had no doubt that th action now brought was one of the re ults of that investigation. He .said tire enalty for overcertifylng a check on a atlonal bank was a term of not more ban ten or less than five years in enitentiary. When asked whether he looked for other arrests on other charges, Mr. Ridgely aid It -was a rare thing1 for a national ank to fail without the 'officers having lolated the national bank act, and he would not be surprised if other cases mere brought to light. KENT STRIKEBS' THREATS. Landlords Told Fires in Buildings Will Follow Evictions. New York, Jan. that their ulldlngs would be burned If they evicted he tenants flooded the Bast Side land- ords to-day. The warnings were sup- osed to have come from the rent strikers, nd In general were on post cards, word- d as follows: "We will move, but after your house ias been vacated the fire department will rislt you. THE RED FLAG Point was given to the threats by a re to-day at a Madison street tenement, where the demands of the occupants for ower rents had been refused. Applications for dispossess papers have een so heavy that several of the courts o-day were forced to refuse to consider any more until Thursday. Many of the trikiers are delaying evictions by keep- ng the stoves In their apartments red not. When the marshals arrive they are compelled to wait until the stoves cool before they can put them in the street with the other furniture. B ALTIMOEE MAW WEDS. Miss M. A. Gould, of Hew York, Becomes Bride of "Charles Ingram, Ipeclt! to The Washington Poet York, Jan. The wedding of Miss M. Adelaide Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elgin B. L. Could, of this -city, and Charles Ingram, of BalUmoree, was cele- brated at 4 oclock this afternoon in St. Bartholomews Church. The Rev. Dr. Leighton Parks and Bishop Oreer officlat- Miss Gould wore a princess satin gown with a court train and a point and duchess lace veil, which was worn also iy her mother at her wedding. Her only rr.ament was a diamond horseshoe, thee bridegrooms gift. Mrs. Lyttleton B Purnell, Jr., was the matroji of honor. Among the brides- maids were Floren Ingram, of Baltimore. amf-a Ingram, of Baltimore, brother of he bridegroom, was best man. Among he ushers were Clarke Matthai, of Balti- more, and B. Mulford Crutchneld, of Richn ond, Va After a trip South, Mr and Mrs Ingram will live in Baltimore SCHOOLBOYS TAUGHT TO ROB. Woman and Two Men Arrested on the Charge of Corrupting Youths. ipecial to Tha Washington Post. New York, Jan. of the moral condition of children of public school No 120 atj 187 Brome street, op- posite the University Settlement, about which Miss Olive M Jones, principal of the school, has sent complaints to Com- missioner Bingham, led to-night to the arrest of a woman, two men, and a boy The boy, who was anested first, said he was Harry Scobel Scobel was locked up at police headquarters, charged with violating the penal code, which deals with the question of improper guardian- ship After a long talk with the boy, the detectives went to 175 Essex street, and there arrested Martin and Fanny Ecoff and Jacob Somers. charged with violating the penal code by corrupting the morals of children According to the detectives, Icoff would become acquainted with the boys, and then Introduce them to his wife, Fanny, who says she is eighteen years old The boys, according to the jollce, were taught to pick pockets and ntroduced to other forms of vice by the FRIENDS DIE ON SAME DAT. ?hase and Cram Oldest Presidents of Fire Insurance Companies. St Louis. Jan an iYlness of hree weeks, Capt George Taylor Cram, seventy-tWee yenrs old, president of the American Central Insurance Company, died at his home here to-day He had served longer as president of an insur- ance company than any other man in the country, with one exception, that of George L Chase, of the Hartford Insur- mce Company of Hartford, Conn, Wio also died to-day Capt Cram died at 6 a m just three icurs after the demise of Mr Chase Capt Cram had served as an insurance company president since 1875, Mr Chase since 1S67 They were personal friends New York Jan has been re- ceived in this city of the death, at Men- :one, France of George Worthington, Bishop of who recently took charge of all the Episcopal churches on the continent of Europe, where he suc- ceeded Bishop Potter, resigned 8 IN BHLDSTCOLLAPSE One Man Is Killed, Two Are Missing, and Five Injured. Six Vats Plunge Into Brewery Cellar, Firemen Wade Waist Deep in Beer and Ammonia. New York, Jan Fleming, a steel worker, was killed, two men are missing, and five others were seriously Injured to-day in the collapse of two floors of a three-story building, known as the brew house, of the Flannagan, Nay Co brewery, on Tenth avenue It Is be- lieved that the collapse was caused either by improper shoring or the explosion of ammonia pipes. The building was undergoing repairs and eight men were working inside the structure when the floors collapsed Six vats, each containing 2 OCO gallons of beer plunged through the floors with a roar snapping the ammonia pipes nnd filling the air with fumes The fire department was called, and the firemen waded into the cellar nearly up to their waists In ammonia and beer Fleming was found crushed under a heavy girder. One by one the workmen extrlcat ed, though five were found to be seri ously hurt. Two workmen could not be tound and they are believed to be under the debris SPECIAL SESSION CALLED. West Virginia Legislature Will Begin Its Work January 28. Charleston, W. Va., Jan Daw son to-day issued a call tor a specia session of the West Virginia legislatur to convene January 28 Thirty-seven sub jects are embraced in the proclamation and all of them must be considered The most important matter, which is th chief cause for calling the special session is the necessity for an act to limit th amount of tax. levies. Miss Ethel CVwles to Be Bnde. Special to Tha Washington Post Newport, R I, Jan 7 Inspectoi Thomas Jefferson Cowles, U. S N and Mrs Cowles have issued invitations to th  per cent of the tion of the securities The unofficial bonds are to conform to certain requirements, and a tax of one-half of 1 per cent a month 18 imposed upon this new currency during the period that it remains in cir- culation Take It Up Tuesday. Tuesday the Committee on. up for con- Next Finance will take the bill CHARGES FRAUD ON INDIANS Mr. Stephens' Resolution Involves Department of Justice. Twelve Post-offices Robbed on Long Isl- and Recently. Special to The Washington Post. New York, Jan little strip o territory along the main tracks of th Long Island Railroad, and stretching from Queens into Nassau County is said to hold the record for post-office burglaries. Since last May t welve post-offices have been entered and the safes blown open. The safe blowers seem to have had a fondness for the post-office at Mtneola, the county seat of President Roosevelt's home county of Nassau Government sleuths having failed to run down the thieves, blood- hounds are to be called into'service A pack of five trained blooodhounds will be stationed at some central poitu presumably Mineola, in readiness for the next robbery Moody and Bonaparte Are Both Said to Have Ordered the Indictments Dismissed. POPE NOT FOR DESPOTISM. Japanese Charge d'Affaires to Announce Tokyo, J.m the selection o Baron Takahlra, Japanese Ambassador t  General of 1 nited States, who was then Mr Moody direct- ed the United States district attorney for the Southern district of Indian Territory, W B Johnson to cause the indictments to be dismissed Mr Johnson refused to complj, and for his refusal was dismissed from office It is then stated that on November 13 last, Just three diyS before the admission of Oklahoma to Statehood t'i3 Attorney General, Mi Bonaparte sent a. telegram to George R Walker then district attor- ney for the Southern district of Indian Territory, directing him to "be sure' anJ dismiss the indictments "before the Terri- torial courts pass out of existence and the creation of the new State It is said that D H Johnbon. Mosely, Mansfield, McMurray, and Cornish were attorneys in the Indian citizenship cases for the purpose of keeping as many In- dians off the citizenship roll as possible, in order that they might continue to draw the allotments from the government It Is alleged that they took the cases upon a contingent fee of 10 per cent, and upon the estimate that the case was worth upon the average of to each Indian their fees amounted to about a minion dollars. Complaint was made against them which resulted in their indictment by the grand jury on tbe charge of conspiracy to defraud. slderation, to the exclusion of all other business, until it is finally agreed to and reported favorably to the Senate Thfe pro- posed measure wis discussed Informally at yesterdays meeting of the committor at which both Republican and Democra.Ua members were presLnt All the Republi- cans agreed to the bill save M- brough, who denounced it rather severely, and urged that his central bink hcheme be substituted, a measure v, hlcli IK said. afforded perm-merit relief while from his point of view, the Aldrlch bill w is but makeshift, and could not afford per- manent relief from the conditions that were compelling the Congress to legislate. The Democritic members of the com- mittee were noncommittal but ippe ired. to be complacent it least, and tho that while they might seols to have certain amendments made they would not antagonize the measure in any factious spirit, but would permit the ma- jority to put througli such legislation aa it believed the situation required After the committee meeting several of the Re- publican leaders talked the matter over with influential Democrats and were pleased to learn that no obstacles would be thrown in the way of speedy consid- eration and action on the bill May Be Amended. That the measure will be amended la seme particulars is admitted by the Ke- publhins There will be some opposi- tion to authorizing the use of railroaa bonds on the ground that the value of such securities are to hav e too gi eat a make them sounl security for There is no disposition to retention of this provision and If the opposition to it is general, it will be permitted to go out of the bill Neither would the Senate leaders make any great opposition to an effort to a-mend the till so that the de- posit bonds may be accepted at 85 or even 90 per cent of their market value, Instead of the 75 per cent, as provided in the bill Senator Hansbrough is perhaps the only Republican who oppose the bill on the floor of tho Sena'e His opposi- tion will be for the purpose of putting hhnself on record more than any attempt to defeat measure and in tris he would fall anynow Mr Hans- brough will make a speech in favor of his central-bank plan, and ccntent him- self with asking the Senate for a on that measure as a. substitute. Had B'll Read at Length. When Mr Aldrich Introduced the bfn he had it read at length at the clerk'm He followed this with the state- ment that he had been authorized by the Committee on Finance to sav that the committee would receive and careful consideration to bills sent to it having the same purpose in view that are sought in the bill that had just been read He requested that Senators having such bills would present them at earliest day possible Republican leaders In the Senate, a rule, are extremely hopeful of the early passage of this bill They declare that they are anxious that it shall not be a partisan measure, yet if opposition should- develop the NF'WSPAPFEJ   

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