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PORTLAND, OREGON. TUESDAY. JULY O. 1915.
IMtlCi: FIVE CENTS.
HONOR PAID FLAG
BY ALL RESIDENTS
AUTO SPILLS F.OUR
IN CLIFF PLUNGE
GERMAN SEA LORD
WANTS HQ FOE HERE
GIRL CAUGHT IN
HOOD SNOW SLIDE
HOLT LIKELY WILL
GO TO MATTEAWAN
Doctors Say Assassin
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
WOMEN INJURED OX HILLCREST
MISS AXXE DILLINGEK imCISUI)
AND BADLV nilGHTUXED.
Portland's Display of
FOREIGN BORN ENTHUSIASTIC
Wain Celebration Held at Mult
. ' nomah Field.
GOVERNOR SPEAKS OFTEN
Observance of Day Is Without In
jurious F"Ircracker Thousands
j Go to Country on Picnics and
!t Seashore Attracts Many.
Portland offered no grounds yester
day for calling It "Americanization"
Everyone in Portland demonstrated
that they were Americans already. It
1b true that a series of "'bloodless"
celebrations such as were held here
yesterday may have made better Amer
icans out of them, but nothing was
needed to convert the Portland popu
lace, or any part of it. into the spirit
Patriotism exuded from every resi
dent of Portland yesterday and none
was more enthusiastic in his demon
strations or more sincere in hia ex
pressions than the naturalized Amer
ican. Participation Is General.
. Portland combined the "safe and
sane" idea with the 'Americanization"
plan with wholesome effect. It wasn't
Portland's first experiment with the
noiseless Fourth. Portland tried that
for the first time four years ago. It
proved so successful then that no one
ever has thought of turning back to
the old style that caused people to
pick up their newspapers with dread
on the morning of the fifth for fear
of seeing among the lists of killed and
wounded or maimed and. crippled the
names of some close friends or rela
tives. No previous f oaf th"" of July ever
brought forth such general partici
pation in the attending festivities and
no previous festivity ever provoked
such a fine display of loyalty and
Kormal Celebrations Itiuaneroiaa,
A score or more of formal celebra
tions were held in various parts of the
city and its environs. Every one of
them was attended by a lare and en
Yet thousands of others took ad
vantage of the holiday to visit 'the
nearby parks and vacation - resorts.
Inasmuch as the fourth day of July
fell on Sunday and independence day
really was ottfcerved on the fifth, this
double holiday offered additional op
portunity for the nature lover to com
mune with the out-of-doors.
Country and Seashore Call.
Every train that left Portland yester
day was filled. People went as far
south as Medford and Roseburg, as far
east as La Grande and Baker and as
far north as Seattle and Bellingham to
The beach resorts near Portland were
crowded. People sought the ocean as
early as Saturday afternoon and re
mained over Sunday and Monday. The
nearby parks, such as . the Oaks and
others, began to fill up long before
a-oon. Conspicuous under the arms or
i the hands of . the men and women
who journeyed out of Portland yester
day were great family lunch baskets.
Whole families went out to picnic
among the trees. Women with baby
buggies were accommodated on every
outbound car. They came home late
last night tired, but happy.
All Nationalities Represented.
They doubtless were fired with Just
as much patriotism as those who at
tended the more formal festivities, for
they found In Independence day an op
portunity for rare enjoyment.
Portland's most pretentious celebra
tion was that at Multnomah field, where.
representatives of virtually all the foreign-born
people living in the city
Joined with native-born Americans in a
grand observance of the Nation's natal
day. Every element of the foreign races
was Represented Germans, Italians,
British, Austrians, French, Swedish
and all the others.
Patriotism Kelt By AIL
But there'was no necessity for any
of those people Joining in the celebra
tion to prove their loyalty to the flag
of their adoption. They demonstrated
that they were Americana Just as much
as the native-born.
Some resemblance to the old-time
Fourths was furnished by the salute of
4S guns nred by the Battery A guns at
lultnomab field at noonsand by a simi
lar salute fired by the cruiser Boston
At the same time.
The afternoon in Portland was de
voted to more informal exercises at
various community centers.
Governor Wjthycombe honored Port
land by his presence, speaking at Mult
nomah field in the morning and at sev
eral parks in the afternoon.
BILLY SUNDAY UMPIRES GAME
Hood River Has Big Celebration,
With Many Visitors.
HOOD RIVER, Or, July 6. (Spe
cial.) Independence day has never
been more elaborately observed here
than today," when hundreds of resi-
dents of neighboring towns Joined the
, Concluded on Pass lo. Column 1.
Mrs. Daisy Hargis Refuses to Take
Anesthetic While Gash in Neck
Is Sewed Up at Hospital.
Four persons were" injured at 6
o'clock yesterday atfernoon by the
overturning of an automobile down an
embankment on Hillcrcst drive, near
the city limits. The members of the
party were out for a drive over 'the
new boulevard, which was opened yes
terday. The Injured were: Mrs. Daisy Hargls,
wife of W. W. Hargia, of the Packard
Motor Car Company, bruised and cut
about the face, neck and leg: Mrs.
Anna Burns. 17 Trinity Place, bruises
and wrenched back; Mies, Geneva Cayo,
an employe of the Meier A Frank store,
broken collar-bone and bruises, and
Mrs. N. Leipsy. 694 Tacoma avenue,
cuts and bruises.
W. W. Hargis, the driver of the car.
The members of the party attributed
the accident to defective brakes, but
said that the wreck occurred so sud
denly that they were unable to deter
mine the cause exactly. The automo
bile shot over the bank and turned
over and rolled down the hill almost 100
feet, scattering the passengers along
Mrs. Hargis crawled from the wreck
and hailed an automobile passing along
the drive. The driver loaded the vic
tims of the wreck into his car and took
them to the Good Sanjaritan Hospital.
Mrs. Hargis refused to take an an
esthetic, while a long gash in her neck
was sewed up. She returned later to
her home at 288 Fifth street. The
other members of the party remained
in the hospital.
The automobile was Badly damaged.
AMERICA IS - FELICITATED
Congratulations Four in Independ
ence Day From Other Nations.
WASHINGTON, July 5. Messages of
congratulation to the United States on
the 139th anniversary of the Declara
tion of Independence poured into the
White House today from the executives
of foreign countries and from many
American organizations and Individuals.
Cablegrams were received from Yuan
Shi Kal, President of the Chinese re
public, and from the Presidents of the
Dominican Republic, Salvador. Guate
mala. Honduras, Nicaragua. Paraguay,
Panama and Cuba.
AMERICA ARRESTS BRITON
Steamer Jefferson Is Brought Back
to Port and Released Later.
NEW YORK.' July B. The Old Do
minion line steamer Jefferson failed to
stop when signaled by the Government
boats on neutrality patrol while out
ward bound at quarantine today. The
torpedo-boat destroyer Drayton started
in pursuit and overhauled the Jeffer
son In the lower bay.
The Jefferson was brought back to
quarantine, but was subsequently re
leased and proceeded on her voyage.
MEXICAN RETURNS SALUTE
General Carrenza Orders Honors to
United State Flag.
WASHINGTON. July 5. General Car
ranza's agency here announced today
that when the American naval squad
ron In Vera Cruz harbor today fired
its salute to the Stars and Stripes the
salute" would be returned by the Car
ranza' guns In the Fortress of San
The Carranza guns there returned
the Memorial day salute of the squad
ron. ! WILSON IS HOPE FOR PEACE
Fourth of July Orator Says Position
Is Similar to Jefferson's.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, July 5
Joseph W. Folk, chief counsel for the
Interstate Commerce Commission, at
the Independence day celebration here
today, referred to President Wilson as
the man "destined to bring the world
to its senses in these days of reck
( less slaughter, even as Jefferson
pointed the way to liberty and happi
ness for the common man."
EDISON'S SEARCHLIGHT BIG
Latest Invention ' of America's
Wizard 3,000,000 C'andlepoiver.
NEW YORK June 26. A 3.000,000.
candlepower searchlight, small and ted
by storage batteries, said to be the
most powerful portaole searchlight in
the world, is inn latest invention of
Thomas A. Edison. It was operated
for the first time at the inventor's
home In Llewellyn Park,'N. J.
Many residents, surprised by the
bright light, telepnoned the police to
Investigate. It :s especially designed
for use In mine rescue work, at fires,
on ships and aeroplanes.
CAVALRY AFTER MEXICANS
United Stale Troops Pursue Marau
ders Who Invade Texas.
HARLINGEN. Tex- July 5. Eight
United States cavalrymen left here to
day in pursuit of a band of 40 Mexicans
j who crossed the border some time Sun
j day night and looted a ranrh near
Lyford. Tex 30 miles from here, killing
i two men.
Admjral von Truppel
AMERICA'S POWER RESPECTED
Danger of Break With United
States Great, He Says.
MODIFIED NOTE IS URGED
Former Governor of Kiao-Chow Says
Germany Should Give Up Use -of
Submarines on. Merchantmen
Rather Than Stir Lninlty.
BERLIN, via London, July 5. Ad
miral Oscar von TruppeL at one time
Governor of Klao-chow, the German
concession In the Chinese Province of
Shantung, captured in November by the
Japanese, contributes an article today
to Der Tag, warning his compatriots
not to underestimate the danger of a
breach with, the United States, and ask
ing them to weigh seriously the ques
tion whether the value of Germany's
submarine warfare against British
commerce is great enough to Justify a
continuance of Its present form at the
expense of a rupture with the trans
The article is remarkable, not only
for its open statement regarding the
wide-reaching effects which the par
ticipation of America in the hostilities
might exercise on the future course of
the war effects which Admiral von
Truppel says are greatly under-estimated
in Germany, but also as a con
tribution from a naval officer.
Staad Xew la uermas.
- All the naval publicists of Germany
heretofore heard from have devoted
their energies to accelerating public
pinion against any modification of the
submarine and endeavoring to prevent
or to limit concessions to American de
mands in the forthcoming German note
The discussion between the advocates
and opponents of the question still is
keen, and the delivery of the note,
which a few days ago was scheduled
for. Monday or Tuesday, will probably
be postponed for several days.
It is hoped by those who favor a com
promise that the words of the Admiral
will produce a change In the naval
party, whose views thus far have been
opposedto any note of a character out
lined previously in these dispatches.
PuHiirr Ships May Be Kirapt.
This was to the effect that in all
probability the reply will embody pro
posals to exempt ships employed wholly
or principally In passenger traffic
from submarine attacks, though mak
ing them subject to stoppage and ex
amination. The naval party, however, have been
bringing heavy pressure to br jpcn
(Concluded on Pace 2. t'olumn 1.
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r-HJ DAY tt TH
Ml y r-0 ,--N ' lT-- y i ve some I
TEHTE BDAY'S Maximum temperature. TS
dlrt; minimum. S degrsea.
TODAY'S Tuesday, showers; southwesterly
British steamship raaieta submarine for four
huura. fin 1.
Robert ft. tirCormlck explains value el
furls in war'nre. Fas a-
Z0.0OQ Turks fall in 4 -day battle at Dar
danelles.. I'asa e.
Jane Addams ear belllgerenta await peace
move by neutrals, ran 2
Foreagn. Admiral von Truppel warns Germany of
power of United Slates. Pass 1.
Villa's tnvdjj In Washing-tow ready to open
peace negotiations Pas z.
America to lay naval plana on lessons
learned from war. Pace &.
Delay In German reply regarded as hope
ful lira at Wish l ii ( ton. 1'ace S.
Uberty Veil begins Its Journey westward.
Mrs. J. P. Ilorrta vtiova to Itivt displayed
great couraMO when husband waa at
tached, fiti a.
W. J. Br? an heard by big crowd at Fan
. Kranciaco. fax 3.
Holt likely to be s-n l to Matteawan for life.
Pullen wins GoMen Potlatca ract at Ta
coma. Face- IX
Cincinnati wins double-header from Cuba,
reducing- their pennant lend to one same.
SL I.oule Frowns win double-header from
White Sox. t'aga 13. .
Fielder Jones resigns Job of maoailnf St.
lo u i federals. Page .
Pacific foifl t.-atrue rvsalts: Port?and S-i;
Owklaml -4-4; Venice 0-7. San Francisco
8-1; .salt bk ;i-3, Imu Angeles -;!.
White Sot show well In pennant race.
Chautauqua at Gladstone Park opena to
day. Paso T.
Vancouver la host to Joyaus thousands si
Mlsa Anne DIMlnEvr eeuchl In snow slide
on Mount IIoimI.
Veterans 'SO's reproduce skirmish at Glad
stone celebration. Pace .
Commercial aad .Marine.
Egyptian Transport, sister ship of Derwent
Klver arrives safely. Face IS.
Portland aad Vicinity.
All Portland realdenta pay honor to Flac.
Foreign-born citizens wax enthusiastic, pay-
Ing homage to flag-. Face 14.
Celebration at Kenllworth Park draws
throng of 4O00. Page 14.
Visiting resltvmen are won by hospitality
of city. Face U.
Thousands of Portlandcrs go to country and
seashore for day. Page ti.
Irvlngion celebration Is of old-fashioned
kind. Page 14.
Celebration of Fourth at Columbia Park Is
day of glorious events. page Id.
Four Portland women Injured as auto
plunge over cliff and rolls loo feet.
Oregon National Guard encamps at Oear-
hart for annual maneuvers. Page 1 -V
Governor speaks at Penlnaula Park. Pag
TEARS END PEACE PLEA
French Woman Unable to Finish
Speech al San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. July S. Madam
La Comtesse Dumas, from Paris, broke
Into a fit of tears today In a --ace
talk to the International Conference of
Women Workers to Promote Perma
nent Peace. She waa forced to take
her seat In her grief. '
"All that 1 hold dear Is In the
trenches firhtlre for France," began
Comtesse Dumas. Her voice broke as
the addt-d, "and torn 1 loved are
(She sobbed audibly and handker
chiefs fluttered among the spectators.
Comtesse Dumas' husband, a grand
son of Alexandre Dumas. Is a French
officer at the front,
Mrs. Alice Park, peace representa
tive for Ireland, said that her country
had been placarded aaatnat recruiting
and decried relief work as only patch
ing up a shameful situation.
IT WAS A GLORIOUS FOURTH
- w.rv af-.-
British Captain Killed:
o ti n
oon .aKes r -.-
RAIDER IS rURCEO'TQ FLEE
Shot Until Aid Comes.
9 MEET DEATH, 8 WOUNDED
Captain Parslow. Finding Orimn
Craft Is Speedier, Maneuvers
Merchantman and Prevents
Use of Deadly Torpedo.
Ql'EEN'STOWX, July t. With nine
dead aailors stretcned( on her deck,
eight men lying; wounded below, and
her sides rtddlea with shot and shell.
the British steamship Anglo-Calif or
nlan steamed fnto Queenstown harbor
this morning; after having; withstood
the attack of a German submarine for
The ship's escape from destruction
was accomplished with no other means
of defense than the indomitable spirit
of her captain and crew, combined with
masterly seamanship, which enabled
her to frustrate the efforts of her as
sailant to torpedo her.
Captain, Killed at Peat.
The story of how Captain Paralow
stood on the brldg of the Anto-Call-fornlan
amidst a rain of shot, and calm
ly directed the movements of his ship
until he was killed by a shell, and of
how nls place was taken by his son
until British destroyers appeared and
the submarine was compelled to flee.
wss told by the survivors.
The Anslo-Callfurnlan left Montreal
for the British Isles on June 14. The
submarine was sighted at t o'clock last
Sunday inornlni. Captain i'arslow or
dered full steam ahead and wireieaa
calls for asslatance were nt out.
Sehnaarlae Ualraai aleasukla. x
The submarine on the surface proved
to be a far speedier craft and speedily
overhauled her, meanwhile deluging
her with slielis. One shot put the
wireless apparatua on the Anglo-Call
forulan out of action. Finding he could
not escape by running for It, Captain
I'arslow devoted bis attention to ma
neuvering his ship to prevent the sub
marine from using torpedoes effect
ively. "Our captain was a brave man." ssld
one of the narrators. "He y.evt at his
post on the bridge, cuoiiy gitm; orders
as the aumbarine circled around, us
vainly seeking to get a position from
which It could give us a death blow
with torpedoes. All the while the un
derwater, bost continued to rain shot
and shell upon us and at limes was so
close that she was able to employ her
guns effectively. '
Atlast one shell blew the captain
i L oncluilc.l on Pace 2. I'Mgmn 2. )
ARE AG&EJED THAT TjV&?&
rrncv cVg to J
Jpkw eu-ACar- I
Jlmibrr of f axama Party Ixos
Footlnc, bnt Cool Heads of
Guides Avert Serious Revolt.
HOOD I'lVER. Or, July 5. Special-)
Caught in an avalanche of snow and
ice when near the summit of Mount
Hood today. Mica Anne l'llllnger. of
Portland, was bruised and badly fright
ened in a brief slide down the pre
cipitous mountain side.
Five other members of the Mazama
partr were also caught In the snow,
but the cool beads of the guides pre
vented what might have been a more
Miss Dllllnger lost her footing a few
hundred feet from the summit, shortly
after the climbers had left Lunch Kock
at 11 o'clock. The stout rope which
extends from Lunch TCock to the sum
mit enabled the guides to keep the
party toRelber and to check a slide to
the crevasses below.
Early this morning 14 Maxamaa left
Cloud Csp Inn for the climb to " -um-inlL
Less than two-thirds of this num
ber reached the top of the peak. Clouds
prevented bellographlo communication
with the party on Mount fcL Helena.
Tonight the mountain climbers arc
en route from Parkdale la a special
train. They will be transferred here
to an O.-W. It. It N. special and expect
to rea.-h Portland shortly after mid
night. NO ARREST MADE IN DAY
Vancouver Polloe Itextrd! Show Im
provement Over f.a -t Vear.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 5. (Spe
cial. The police records of this city
show a wonderful difference today
wlth 'the records of a year ago. At
that time at least 100 were arrested
for drunkenness and disorderly con
duct. The Jail was filled with drunks.
No arrest had been msde up to 7
o'clock tonight, though the police
warned seversl visitors. The crowds
have been good natured and have
caused practically no trouble.
ARCHBISHOP HAS RELAPSE
James Kdward Qulglcy's Condition
M Grate, Say Dootorw.
I tOCI I EST Ell. N. Y July t. Arch
bishop James Kdward (Julgley. w bo has
beeu seriously III at bis brother's home
here, has had another relapse. The
doctors say his condition I most grave
Mondays War Moves
jy I'CI! activity was apparent Monday
t I in all the three elements where
the warring powers com Into actual
contact, but reports of results generally
Berlin uses m. "rellsble source" for
the denial thai a Oct man batlleahip of
the pre-dreadnoucht tyre was sunk by
a Kurslan submarine at the mouth of
Dan a! a- Kay. but the official report
from I'etrogrod on the occurrence Is ac
cepted an correct by lindon. where
resumption of the naval operations In
the Baltic has been watched with In
Resdln? between the lines of the
various official reports It Is not diffi
cult to deduce that the Russians are
nakinrf deni-crat- stands between the
Hurra Truth snd Dniester. Ore n1 Duke
Nicholas, commsnder-ln-cbtef of the
Russian forces, reports that the fight
ing In Southern Toland la of the most
drrperate character, while Vienna ad
mits that the Russians are attacking
In strong force. Austro-German sources,
however, declare Ihl effort to be a
General von Unsinpen' Teutonic
army, after a fortnight of terrific
struggles, is reported by both Vienna
and Berlin to have reached the whole
front of the Zlota Lira Hirer In East
Berlin claims Important , successes
al.-o on the wet-tern front, where In the
forext of Le Pretre the German forces
are reported to have compelled the ob
stinately resisting French to evacuate
trench afttr trench over a ISOO-yard
front, until 1000 prisoners, including
a battalion staff and a number of
itnna, fell, into the hands of the at
The Tarls version of this lalm Is
that after an extremely heavy bom
bardment the Germans succeeded along
a front of one kilometer In regain
ing a foothold In the old lines which
hail been taken by the French. Both
sides report sanguinary but fruitless
attacks at other points along the west
Rumors are again rife concerning the
operations at the Dardanelles, but there
Is a report from General Sir Ian Ham
ilton. -bmmander-tn-chle'f of the allied
land forces at tho Dardanelles, covering
recent operations on the Galllpoll Pen
insula, where fierce fighting from June
rt to July 3 resulted In the check, with
appal'lng slaughter, of a Turkish of
fensive attempted under the eye of
Knver Pasha. Turkish Minister of War.
Cltlsens of Switzerland who have
been trying to return home across the
t? las-German frontier re;ort that the
frontier has been closed. They ajtaext
that this Is the result of the massing of
German troops preparatory to an effort
to drive the French from Alsace, and
Is part of a plan to clear German and
Austrian territory from the invaders.
The expected oppo-ltion to the
British national register MM has elicit
ed the stslement from Premier Asnulth
that the government does not contem
plate the Introduction of forced labor
J. P. MORGAN FAVORS PLAN
Alienists to Study Prisoner for
DISEASE HELD INCURABLE
Victim or Ballet Satisfied With
Irnsnal to Send Assailant to
Asjlutn for Life Because of
Trouble It Villi iae.
NBW YORK. July t. (Special.)
Frank Holt, the Cornell Instructor who
on Saturday shot J. Tlerpont Morgan,
will not. In the opinion of Nsssau
County officials, go to trial before a.
Jury for Ms crime. Instead they ex
pect that he will be sent to the hos
pital for the criminal Insane In Mattea
wan. there to end his days.
He will be arraigned Wednesday In
Glen Cove before Justice William E
Luyster. and unless he i granted a
further continuance he will be held
without ball for the Nassau County
grand Jury. This does not meet until
September, and In the meantime alien
ists will study him In the Jail at Mint,
ola. Their report la expected to tur-nl.-h
the evidence on which ha will be
sent to Matteawan.
I'laa Kailafsrw Marias,
This disposition of the case will be
snltffactory to Mr. Moigan. It at unco
aaves blm tho necessity and annoyance
of appearing In court as a witneea
against him. Mrs. Morgan Is al.-u saved
that troublo and any danger of annoy
ance In the future from the man's es
caping. Paranoia Is not one of the dis
eases from which recoveries uro mail.
Tlist he Is suffering from this vli
ease la the osltlTe declaration of Di.
Guy F. Clcghorn. the Nassau t'uuuljr
Jail physician, whose patient be la
Ir Cleghorn I the ohly plimlan who
has seen the prisoner slr.ee he waa
committed. He has seen blm at Itut
oncw a day alnce he was taken to the
Jail, and after yesterday's visit said
there was no doubt as to Mi mental
lllww at Tlsne el t rlswe Minor.
"The blow on the bead and general
manhandling he receive! on the day of
the shooting." saM Dr. Ciegiiorn. "did
him no epcclal damage. Tne worst
he got waa a sttiall scalp wound. It
did not affect In in mentally at all.
"He was of unsound mind vruen he
attacked Mr Morgan; tie l unsound
now. The only place for tHe man la
Matteawan. T'.ic Intestinal and stomach
troubles he Is having are often pree
ent in cases of mental disturbance. Ila
la highly nervous. There can be no
doubt as to his Insane condition."
Holt declared today that when he Is
arraigned on Wednesday he will tell
the whole story of his life, particularly
his recent movements leading up to the
placing of the bomb In the 1'nltcd States
Capitol at Washington and hia at
tempted assassination of Mr. Morgan.
He will also reveal, he said, where
he bought the dynamite found on him.
Holt made these declarations to 1 r.
Guy Cleghorn. the Jail physician, add
ing that h was anxious to tell hl
story In open court.
Dr. Cleghorn raid that Holt Is In
sucri a weakened condition that unless
the prl.orer shows decided improve
ment by Wednesday lie may report It
Inadvisable to remove hi in from the
Jail. The District Attorney said that
should Dr. Cleghorn deem It wise, the
arraignment will be postponed.
Mr. Nargaa Oat f Daager.
Mr. Morgan continued to Improve to
day so much so that specialists in at
tendance said be was out of all danger.
A bulletin to this effect was Issued.
The patient'a temperature and pulse
Mr. Morgan spent a restful day and
members of his family and friends were
much cheered by his general favorable
condition. Tonight Mr. Morgan re
ceived W. II. Porter, a business asso
ciate and Police Commissioner Arthur
Woods, the latter an old friend of the
family, and chatted cheerfully with
them. Latter the two callers said Mr.
Morgan appeared In the best of t-pirits.
The favorable turn In the condition
of Mr. Morgan- waa In marked coiTtra.-t
to that of Holt. Holt's condition, be
came so grave that late In the day or
ders were given that no one was to
see him but his counsel and physician
Melt ta t.rrwaar lw ieo.
Holt helped today to discount the
theory thai he might be Erich Muenter.
the Harvard professor who disap
peared In l?o after Ms wife had die.t.
It waa charged, of poisoning. lloU de
clared emphatically that he bad never
been In Cambridge. Mass.. to T. J.
Keidy. a New York lawyer, who an
nounced that he had been retained as
Holt, according to P.el.ly, said al.o
that he waa In Germany In IS0C.
Charles J. Wood, assistant District
Attorney of Nassau County, who aalj
he was In he German department at
Harvard In IsOS-OC In the same class
with Muenter. visited Holt today and
said he was unable to Identify the
prisoner as his classmate. Mr. Wood
said that Holt appeared to be In such
a stale of after collapse thst he
losclucra on Page s, CUuin l.