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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1906, Washington, District Of Columbia holds your Read it in The to-day and light variable NO. JULY 19, 1906.-FOURTEEN THREE HOT GURU'S DEMI ft Wife of Former Viceroy Passes Away in HAD BEEN ILL TWO YEARS Grew Worse Yesterday and Heart Failure Hastened Universal Sympathy Expressed m Brit- ish Capital When Her Death Became Mary Leiter She Was a Belle in Washington Society Before Her Marriage to Lord Arrangements Not Special Dispatch to The Post London and social circles here weie shocked to dav by the announcement of the death of Lady f of wife of Lord viceroy of The end came at 40 afternoon The final cause of her death was heart failure She had been ill for some time from a i of diseases the sequel of her serious Illness two years ago Thomas Barlow physician to his majesty s and Sir Broadbent in ordinary to the King and the Prince of Wales were In. attendance upon her No definite ar- rangements have been made for the funeral Lord Curzon has been greatly upset bv his loss stream of carriages called at the Curzon residence their pants after Lady Curzon of whose death they had not heard Universal Sympathy hen the news of her death became in the End and in the House of Commons universal sympathy expressed was not until this afternoon that her condition gave cause for At about she grew worse and the two specialists were called in remained in attendance until she died The funeral the date of which has not vet been fixed will place at ston Curzon was Miss Leiter daughter of late Z of and Washington Eulogized by Press The death of Lady Curzon excites and sincere regret for the loss of an admirable and accomplished woman and for Lord Curzon in his de of a clover and devoted wife The interest which the aroused in Great Britain developed Into admiration for the Curson showed in her new in British society especially the manner ni which she fulfilled the ing and delicate demands of her station as of the Viceroy of India The editorial comment which will pear in to morrow morning 3 papers seem fulsome if it were not known tc opinions which have been less 1 he I ost which is the newspaper i f English high society expresses sincere sorrow for the loss of a woman who alike by her and talents captivated in a few vears and India With quiet and the clear sighted constancy vv hich is characteristic of American ment and ambition she dev herself to hei husband a career and the brilliant of his wife was not the least feature of Loid Curzon s his toric vice rojalti The Standard saj s Lady Curzon s leaves a which this country has reason to deplore She not only maintained the stately traditions of vice regal but gave them speu il attraction by her own graciousness 1 the devoted pride which she took in holding the dignity and effectiveness bar husband s exalted office The Mail The most bril llant among the large group of brilliant American women who have come to live among us Curaon combined all the Intellectual force and vigor of the New World with the grace and tact of the Old Much of the wonderful success of Lord Curzon s rule in India was due tc lus s quiet but strong aid Joseph Leiter July Leiter the member of the Leiter family in Chicago notified of the his sister Lady early this He locked himself in his private at 4e Van Buren street and refused to see even the friends who called to express then 7 He has received cablegrams from his mother every few but none declared that Curzon s condi nas serious It is supposed lie will start at once fo in the das Mr Leiter got the dispatch telling him to expect at anj time to hear of Curzon s death The message explained that she was and could not live Came Herd in Mr I was a business partner of Field and accumulating a large fortune came to Washington from Chicago in the earlj 9Cfs to make his home here He lived first ip the big brick house at Twentieth street and Mas avenue built bv James 6 Blaine and now owned bv George West of Pittsburg Here enter lav A few v ears after mov OO aud 85 Berkeley no nnd July 22 Leave and Ohio S i a m Returning b Berkeley Spri 8 anil Harpers S 40 p m same Splendid for daj in ing to Washington Mr Leiter built his Imposing mansion on Dupont circle in a stones throw of the Blaine house and It was there that the Leiters were living when Lady Curzon was married I beautiful Mary Leiter as she j was called b5 common consent was taken up by Washington society from the ment she was presented Her debut was a notable social affair Educated m Washington Born In Chicago she was educated In this where in her earlj girlhood the took up a residence Private tutors took charge of the eldest daughter of the Leiter and supplementing their were prolonged periods of travel abroad where under the most auspicious env her powers of ob- developed and her mental vision enlarged so thit as a young girl Mary Leiter had a poise and balance at- tractive to men of mature Intellect After her debut in 1890, she was the reigning belle of Washington a series of entertainments unique in the social his lory of the city distinguishing her coming out Later Miss Leiter went where her social successes were con During a stay in England she met George N Curzon eldest son of the Rev Alfred Nathaniel Holden fourth baron of Scarsdale Prior to their marriage Lord Curzon held the offices of assistant private secre tary to the Marquis of under secretary of state for and under secretary of state for foreign affairs In 1898 he was created first Baron Curzon of Kedleston and In 1899 was appointed vice roj and governor general of which post he resigned in August 1905 He was succeeded bs the Earl of Minto Five after her presentation to 22 her marriage occured in St John's Chinch the wedding being an event almost without parallel in Its In terest Her Brilliant Within the church were gathered the notables of this and other countries St John s in its simple setting of green and white forming an effective background for a scene of international Interest De parting only from the utmost simplicity In the appointment and service was the musical programme at the re quest of the bride herself the possessor of a highly cultivated voice was notable for the choral features Talbot assisted bs the Rev Dr then rector of the officiated Clad J i white crown with diamonds from which fell tps folds of a long flowing veil of M iry I made an deal bride The gown was mails m the prin cess mode with T. court train r pleat but Ihe graceful carnage of A of lace from her lobe softened the bodice while bordering veil was some rose point worn by rer grand- mother on bridal Two diamond held the two of the veil as it fo back from the coil of sof i. dark hair was one of the voins midi s greatest beauties while about her sli niter a e of dia- monds No fairer bride took the wall of the quaint old church A great white bow marked the pew oc by the youngest guest in the vast ige of notables from all countries In this pew accompanied by her nurse and governess sit four year old Ruth Cleveland who presented herself at the special request of the bride land as the nearest friend of Miss s it next the family and she escorted by Z Leither the brides father was the first to follow Curzon from the church Applauded by Populace One of the prettiest features of the wed ding was the clapping of hands and the hearty and general cheer which went up from the populace as the bridal pair emerged from the church the bride blush Ing with pleasure and bowing to the right and left In recognition of tlie spontaneous ON THIRD Defense Charges Theft of the Mysterious WIFE'S SISTER ON STAND Helen Scott Denies Writing Mrs. Hartje Would Wed Counsel Sprung ised Sensation in Attempt to Secure Admittance of Letters Which They Say Will Show Sister Knew of Wife's Alleged Relations with Letter of Ho each day of the Hartje divorce trial new sensations ar developed and was no exception to the course of events In this now famous legal battle Misses Ida and Helen Scott were stai witnesses to day for their sister Mrs Mary Scott Hartje Helen Scott s- direct examination closed when court adjourned this afternoon after counsel for the had Intro a number of said to have been written by and which according to the counsel for Mr Hartje that she had knowledge of the alleged relations between Mrs Hartje and Madine Helen denied the authorship of all these new letters except two This was said to be the sensation which counsel for the prosecution have all along promised Clash of Attorney John for Mrs Mary Scott the openly the side with stealing a paper from his office Counsel for Augustus Hartje the millionaire lant in the declared this charge false and J Scott Ferguson said he could prove that the papers were not taken from Watson Freeman a but were picked up outside of that where they had been carelessly laid Attorneys Freeman and Ferguson be- came almost beside themselves when the charges of theft were made A scene of to great excitement has if been witnessed In courtroom result of the trouble was apparently a victory for Mrs as attorney W. B for the was com- to re-turn to Mr by the court a paper prepared fn Mr man's office as well as another letter of Mr Freeman's he had been surreptitiously taken from his The Other and The other a servant who knows Tom the co made her on the stand to day She testified that It was she who telephoned Madine while he was Ing at a livery and who wrote to him some times as often as twice a week Thomas a relative of Mrs testified he Was the Tom to whom Mrs Hartje telephoned so often The letter alleged to have been stolen from Mr Freeman s along other papers is said to have begun with My Dearest Edith and an ment by Judge Frazer that any stolen pers would have little influence on the court broke a tension of curiosity in the courtroom that had been whetted to a fine edee The passage of arms was started when Mr Ferguson asked Ida the young sister of Mrs Hartje while on the to write the words Dearest Kdith Then Mr Freeman interposed a vigorous coupled with the accusation of the theft of papers Judge Frazer Inter- the interchange of thrusts by ing that a stolen letter had no place In the and he would not consider It Mr Freeman demanded the which was written on his office and he obtained it May Remain a Just what is in the letter and what Ida Scott had to dd with It may re- main a mystery to this episode Scott that she wrote exhibit No 34 the only envelope produced In evidence with the forty famous She said she wrote it at the request of Annie a servant Miss Scott was them shown the letters figuring in thp picked out a of the missives as having been written on belonging to herself or one of her sisters said the Annie hatt been given this kind of letter she wrote letters quite frequently The testimony the plaintiff's at- followed tilth a searching to break its effect Miss Scott tnat Mrs had never written any letters to Ttim Madine Toward the ilose it the examination of Miss Helen Rodgers a surprise upon the foi the defense by producing a number of stained and mutilated the Varts of which had been pasted together letters vere upon the stationery of the Hotel Windsor and the Villa and were addressed to Mary Witness admitted that of the new exhibits had been written by but denied the authorship of the others although laid the looked like Wew letters Mr Freeman smarted to his feet and ob- to their being introduced upon re- direct examination Mr Rodgers then stated that his object In producing them was to show that despite her previous de- on the stani witness had shown that Mrs Hartje and Tom Madine had been in correspondence with and that the letters would show the truth 01 his Court was then adjourned in order counsel for the defense might havo an opportunity of examining the new ex- hibits During the course of her examination Helen Scott was asked bj Mr Freeman whether or not she had lu one of her alleged letters to Mrs Hai tje a ment that she and Tom would one Say be man and but they would to wait time Helen strenuously denied this statement Dr D F of State handwriting expert of Massachusetts to-day that all the letters filed by Hartje and purporting to have been ten by Mrs Hartje to were forgeries His conclusion were reached by such original and simple methods that Judge Frazer took sion to thank him and to compliment him by saying If he had followed Uie paths of other experts who have he would have been inclined to as he was called Into the case after the others were through Hartje Loses His Augustus Hartje Jias lost his temper as his great divorce case has dragged along He attacked the newspaper savagely to day after the adjournment of and declared they had prejudiced the people of the country against him But I'll prove my case he declared III show you that woman la and I m I offered to settle with her out of I begged her to come back to me She spurned my offer of recon c defied me to prove the charges I made against her Now I'll prove them all I'll show you and show the country I was right and she is guilty Wait untin have in You right along but my time s coming John now 000 ball on Ihe of conspiring with i Augustus the and ford Hooe the negro to dp fame tlie of Mrs Hartje an- that he go on the stand as a witness fcr the defense and explain his connection With the case LADY CURZON of Former V icero of Who Died in England Protection tor Household Fireproof storage for pianos Terminal Storage Co formerly age depL of Union Trust Co 14M F MANIAC MURDERS TWO Stabs to Death Women In- mates of Insane WOUNDS KEEPER Deaf and Dumb Supposed to Be When Left Alone a Moment Siezes Amputating Knife and Starts on Rampage Through When Begins to Pa. tragedy was the Home this killed two inmates and tally wounded one tne The murderer Is a deaf and dumb who was not regarded as dangerous He was given work In one of the wards with two also Insane Mrs Ann a fifty-three years old and Ann Van aged fifty eight years The three were moving some cots under the direction of Keeper Richard who left the room momentarily Baited with Seizing the opportunity afforded by thf keepers the insane man rait Into the doctor's and there picked up an amputating with a blade about ten and ran to the Keeper Davies ran and the latter upon him and buried the in the 3Ie then continued up staus and attacked the two He stabbed Mrs Golden the tte piercing her body and then stabbed Mrs Van Valen once Floyd the son of the had followed the man and after his attack on the women knocked tne knife out of his hands Both women died soon afterward Mrs Golden lived in and has been an inmate for nine years Mrs. Van Valen was a resident of and had been In the home for four years Young and is thirty-five years of and was one ot the most powerful Inmates of the institution While not employed as a trusty and given the freedom of the he had been given work day in the Insane department being re- garded as inoffensive and harmless The superintendent cannot explain why should have been subject to such a violent and sudden passion After the deed was bered in a vehement and no sign or motion could be obtained from him He is now a rawing maniac vies is not expected to live FREE TO GO If Any in This Country Wish to Remain They May Do So. Chicago July 18 Truman H Brunt who for some time has been in charge of a number of who have been giving exhibitions in various local ment parks was to-day the Federal court to answer a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of the to de- termine whether or not they should be allowed to remain in his charge or ed to the Philippines It Is alleged by the agents of the that a number of the have been robbed and and that on this account they should not be allowed to remain longer with Dr Hunt The charge of mistreatment is denied verv by Dr Hunt who in court characterized the criticisms of his management as a of lies Judge decided that such of tho desired to go home be sent home in charge of the ment Such as do not desire to return will be allowed to remain in this Summer To Point and Va sood returning Sunday tight folk and Washington Steamboat to Atlantic City of- Case And return Friday and Saturday via Pennsylvania Railroad Tickets good to return until the following Tuesday Same to Wildwood or Ocean Through train to Atlantic leav p m week AMERICANS m AUTO Mr. of New and Two Seriously Hurt Near July an tdn in which were Mr Stillman of New Mrs two other a. and the chauffeur was be- ing driven at high rate of speed in tha direction of It into a heavy wagon Both vehicles were overturned and smashed Mr Stillman and the driver of the wagon were seriously injured and Mrs Greenway and the chauffeur hurt The others suffered from All were taken to the hospital here SUICIDE IN Banker and Civil Engineer Kills self Account of HI Iowa July 18 president of the Savings ftf this shot himself in tlie downtown drug store dying almost instantly HI is the cause for the act Mr was prominent throughout the a breeder of short horn tle Ha also gained considerable Off -a civil engineer for the Santa in building a tunnel which begins in Mexico and ends in Colorado He was sixty years of age FOLK SAYS Governor of Missouri chants Bow to Jefferson July Joseph W in addressing the retail of Missouri at their convention here spoke against the order business and favored advertising m the town papers He in part merchant can without ad- in one way or another ize your town papers build them and they will build the town and build up Increased trade and greater opportunities Do not be afraid that business is to be hurt by the recent exposures of doing in the commercial No is doing an honest business can be injured by the light AH business will be better for the cleansing process It is ing through and for the stamping out of evil SELECT Ohio State Central Committee Fixes Date for Columbus Ohio July 18 the ing of Republican State central com- to-day Dayton was decided upon ue the place for meeting of the State and September 11 12 as the Dayton won on the second ballot ator Dick who practically controlled the committee for Canton and ton second v Former Gov Myron T Herrick was named as temporary chairman of the conv v FOR Alaska Democrats Father-in-law of Governor for Delegate Juneau July IS Democrats of tills m convention Judge N W Mellon of Copper for the long-term and ex Judge Swineford foi the Delegate to Congress respectively Judge Mellen is of W B re- appointed Territorial governor Roosevelt The platform declares in favor of a form of govern and elective legislature and advocates the creation of a fourth j and the election of a Delegate to Congress from each of JT 18 W editor of the Herald and president of the Guardian Trust nt New York was ed for Congress by the Republican con- vention of the twenty-fourth district here St Mo July IS B. was by acclamation tor ov the Fourth district Re- publican Convention here to-day 91O Falls Pennsylvania Railroad popular ten-day July 20, August 10 24 September 7 21 and October Special train of pai tor dining car and coaches leaves Washington 1 55 a. m Further lars of ticket Scenic Route to tbc Nashville 29 31 hours New C O Limited leav es 4.30 p m. CRUELTY TO BOYS Hayor Dempsey Orders Investigation of Cincinnati Home of Special to The Washington Cincinnati Ohio July IS Monday the board of public service will begin i public Investigation of numerous stones at cruelty to inmates at the House or Refuge The probing will bo done at the behest of Mayor nho is anxious that the stories be to the bottom weeks ago two who had been taken from the institution bv api went to mayor s office in the city hall and told that they had been whipped bv some of the nate overseers at the home One of had welts and gashes on his back had evidently been made by a strap The mayor then suggested an investigation by members of the board ice Charles Miller one of the member's called on Supt James Allison who stated that his subordinates denied all knowl edge of the stories told by the boys was not satisfied the report and ordered the public in- Since then the board has been called upon by numerous nesses former inmates of the tion who tell of severe floggings and various forms of unusual punishments One young states girls were 1 clad only in night gowns The House of Refuge is a shelter 101 abandoned and homeless children and youthful of fenders sent there toy the Juvenile Court BOY STABS HIS FATHER Was Attacked ty Parent in His Sweetheart's EIDEE TAKES BLAME Youth Would Hot Strike Back When He Was Chastised Until His Father Struck His Fiancee and Her He Used Disregarded Parent's to The Washington Port New In Ihe presence of his pretty little sweetheart and aer moth ei old Conrad jr of 130 Bast 114th stabbed his ther in file side last at am Third the residence of the girl eidei Schinner is in in Harlem Hospital Nand young rad was held to-day In Harlem Police Court bail to await the result of his Injuries Conrad Schirmer Is forty-five vears and has An that should con- trol their the children leach their legal lives mth her mother at the Third avenue address Is an pretty Young is a blond tip to time he met Clara he spent his time ta keeping up his studies at and In physical exercise His First Love Lazarus Is his They are engaged to and had set the ding dale two mois hence One of the Inflexible rules of the mer household that each member of the family must be In bed 11 o clock Conrad had been violating that rule about seven nights a week of late Last night his father started out to hunt foi him The boy was at the home of Miss Lazarus the man attacked the boy He also struck Clara and her mother The boy finally drew a knife and as his was advancing upon him with a piece of glass that had been broken from a door in the struggle he struck out blindly The kmf e sunk just below the heart If Conrad Schirmer he will re- fuse to appear as a witness against boy He says he was to blame Conrad s and Lazarus weot with their arms around each other in the Police Court when the boy was arraigned to day Conrad stood up defiantly Schirmer struck him with his clenched fist Again and again the father rained blow after Mow upon the head cf his son who forbearing He would not raise his hand to defend Shoved Girl to Floor Clara rushed between angry parent and shall not strike she cried The father shored the girl aside tossing her to the floor Her mother then inter- and the enraged father struck her a blow again turning his attention to the son The latter maddened by the attack on the girl grappled with his who wrested himself and in again striking Conreid thrust his fist through tie glass panel of a- door As the ments of glass the father stooped and picking up a long sliver of glass shaped like a stiletto again dashed at tlie son declaring I will tall you Conrad at that moment drew a knife and slashed at his the ei ring the left side Mr that ho had gone too far and his act of the night m his son ON A Animal Died Four Hours Later from Other Special to The Washington New July 18 The operation of tracheotomy an one in the case of was performed on a bear at the animal arena at Luna Park The bear died four hours later not from the effects of the opera tion which was successfully but from other wounds receiv ed in a fight with a lion This particular lion which is noted for Its ugly disposition attacked the bear while the animals were being driven to their dens after a recent performance and bit It severely in several one of i the wounds being a Bad laceration of the This wound swelled so greatly that the animal s breathing became Spurns Insanity Plea and In- sists Upon Trial by FIGHT OLCOTT FIRM His Lawyers Ask Court Order for All Papers in the Her Counsel Will Endeavor to Him Committed to Asylum for inal Made by Mr Olcott for His Confinement Led to Lawyer's in Two Mrs. Maud Suit Goes July were opened to-day on the petition for absolute divorce by Maud Gonne McBride from Maj John who organized the Irish brigade which served with the Boers ui war with Great Britain A pro visional decree of divorce was pronounced six months ago The case went oser to 26 Rub jour roor tired aching feet with Omega OIL bottle Me Lumber 83.00 Drewed Now per 1OO Co 6th st and N Y ave. Special tc The July Thaw the young millionaire murderer of Stanford Defuses absolutely to follow the wishes of mother In allowing the firm of Gruber Bonynge represent him again and to consent an insanity plet He Insists upon a trial be- fore a reiving upon the advice of Clifford W his to trust tor an acquittal to the Following two visits which Thaw had from his mother lawyer w ent before Justice In the Supreme and late in the afternoon got an order from Judge Blanchard ing the firm cf Gruber to cause they should not over the papers in case to Mr Hartridge In asking for the order Mr. presented three affidavits One of these was made by Thaw himself In this he declared at the be- of case he had retained the Olcott f rm as Ills that he has since dismissed thorn He says that they have certain papers necessary to the de- fense of his that Mr Is now hiS and that he had been in- formed that tne firm has refused to surrender papers upon demand of his and that they are still In that firm s possession Against Mother's Apparently neur lawyers entered Into a determined TSf Mr are acting for Mrs and In this matter they have the sanction of Mrs. Thaw and the lawyers her It would have decided to Ignore Mr and his altogether That Mrs Thaw is trying to use her influence with her son to get him to low her and change his present of action Is certain If she does not succeed her lawyers as senting the ask the district at- torney to have a commission appointed to examine into ThaWs mental condition it was learned to-day much enraged when he read the paper statement that such a. commission would be asked for When ThaWs called to see him he evidently sent a hurry to see Mr Hartridge Mrs William Thaw had two long con- ferences with her son to day During word was dispatched to Mrs Harry summoning her in all haste reached the prison The mother had gained the second interview from tne warden on the strength of a plea that mission was of the utmost importance and could not be delayed Seeming There was a lot of curiosity evinced when the elder Mrs Thaw came holding on to the arm of in law It was the first time had together elder woman seemed to be very much agitated and clung to the arm of the girl beside her When they got voung Mrs Thaw helped her mother-in-law into the In she had driven up with They drove up town to the hotel The incident seemed to show that their relations are despite tne reports that have been circulated and despite the fact that voung Mrs Thaw was not present at the family conference on After the two 3Irt Thaws had left the prison Thaw was taken out of his and to the counsel room was waiting He had a talk then with which was lowed by the application for the order against the Olcott firm that be- came known it was the of cne about the prison that there haa been a reconciliation and that mother and son were in Ready to Send Him to The fact that W. Olcott had arranged preliminaries to confine Thaw in an insane asylum was the of the break between the young man and his counsel The unwritten of tha has just come to light When after days of hard Mr cott through negotiations with the tives of the murdered man and the of tne s in convincing the authorities that Thaw was not sane at the time of the commission of the and was still A fit subject for a lunacy he notified Mrs Evelyn Nesbit Thaw that her life would be but would have to go to the asilum for Insane criminals at Ex Judge Olcott told Mrs Thaw of his CONTINUED ON PAGE All-rail Route to Pennsylvania Railroad Leave ton 12 36 p m. days connecting at Broad Street Station with train via Delaware River Bridse leaving at 05 p ro for Cape to the nod Return Pennsylvania Railroad every and Atlantic Cape or Ocean Tickets good on all trains urd to return until the ing Atlantic Special leaves 110 P m week
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