Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police M.P.D.
1910 to 1919
Boy Scouts Founded - Titanic Sinks - Panama Canal Opens - First Female Congresswomen - World War ONE -
In this decade the American citizen began to stand up for itself. Many different groups marched on the streets of Washington for their rights.
William H. Crook was a Policeman with the Washington D.C. Police. For most of his career he was stationed at the White House. In the early days of the M.P.D. they had the security duties of the President. Officer Crook was assigned to the White House for several President, most known for was President Lincoln. He and Lincoln were very friendly and Crook was known for being over protective of Lincoln as he believed someone would try to kill him, he was right. Although not on duty the night Lincoln was shot Crook was very critical of the Officer who was. He has published his opinion of that night.....
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Man Murdered With Umbrella Through Eyeball, Ouch !
Posted by: Ghosts of DC on December 17, 2012
The case of Beverly Jones, the young colored man charged with killing Robert Morris by plunging an umbrella through his eyeball in his brain, came up yesterday before Judge Montgomery. the murder is alleged to have been committed September 23, on H street between Sixth and Seventh southwest. Messrs. T. F. Miller and John Brown appear for Jones. There was much difficulty in securing a jury and nearly the whole day passed before twelve men were selected as follows: George G. Boteler, Frank O. Offutt, Charles L. Hurley, Louis D. Moline, John H. Gheen, John H. Streets, M. N. Perryman, James S. Worthington, Theo Lay, William C. Barnes, Edward Summerville and L. A. Littleford. Upon the completion of the jury the court adjourned until this morning.
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On this day, Aug. 15, in 1914, a worker set fire to the Wisconsin home of the eminent architect Franklin Lloyd Wright and killed seven people.
Mamah Borthwick Cheney
Wright, America’s most famous architect, named his summer home, Taliesin, after a Welsh bard. He intended the huge country estate to be a showpiece of his style and a retreat from personal problems. He moved into the estate in 1911 after leaving his wife for one of his clients, Mamah Borthwick Cheney, a scandal that caused much media uproar.
In 1914, Taliesin became the scene of the worst mass-murder in Wisconsin history.
While Wright was in Chicago working on a project, an estate worker, Julian Carlton, 30, bolted the exits to the home, poured gas around the doors, and torched the building. He then used an ax to attack those who jumped out of the windows to escape the flames.
Killed were Wright’s lover, her two young children, three workmen, and a teenage son of one of the workmen.
Carlton was found near the burned-out building. He had swallowed acid. The sheriff got him to jail before the mobs could lynch him, but Carlton died from starvation seven weeks later.
The motive for the attack remains unknown. Taliesin has been rebuilt, and other buildings were added, and today Taliesin remains a top destination in Wisconsin.
The Taliesin, the site of Wisconsin’s worst mass murder, today. (National Park Service)he Taliesin, the site of Wisconsin’s worst mass murder, today. (National Park Service)
Lt. David Dunigan, Metropolitan Police