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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNJiE
PRICE TWO CENTS.
At Least Five Killed in an
Erie Road Wreck.
ONE REPORT IS EIGHT
Broken Strap at a Rail Joint Is the
Cause of the Wreck.
ENGINE BURIED, CARS TELESCOPE
Soldier* of the Tenth I. S. Infantry
Are un Board Bouud for
Greenville, Pa., Feb. 7.—While running
at high speed, passenger train No. 5 on the
Erie railroad was wrecked near here to
day. Five passengers were killed outright
and ten were injured.
UNKNOWN MAN, had ticket for Rush
vllle, Ind., and postal card in bis pocket ad
dressed to the Adams Produce company,
HARRY A. HART, sergeant major Tentii
infantry, bound for Fort Vrook, Neb.
PETER J. CURRY, same, home in Phila
MAX, about 25, supposed to be Clarence
Leek, Somerville, N\ J.
UNKNOWN MAN. still In the wreck.
The ifcjured: Carmie Goliguer, Carbondale,
Pa., bruised; Carmie Greceo, Carbondaie,
Pa., bruised; Ivan Lester Smith, Canistoj,
N. V., badly bruised; Joseph Kennedy,
Springfield, Mass., left leg broken, cut and
badly bruised, private Tenth infantry; Win.
D. Moore, 3.' Lenox road, Brooklyn, left leg
broken, cut about head; W. F. MacGinnitie,
Portland, Ind., badly bruised; O. H. Simons,
Kent. Ohio, brakeman, left leg broken, right
lfjf bruise!; C. Henry, baggagemaster, Mead
vjlie. Pa., left leg broken, injured about
one*; B. A. Marsdeu, Philadelphia, seriously;
Leek. Somerville, N. J., seriously.
A special train took the injured to Mead
The train was derailed by the breaking
of a strap at the rail joint.
The engine left the rails followed by the
mail car, the combination car and one of
the coaches. After running about the
length of the train the engine struck the
hill and almost burled itself. The mail
car telescoped the combination car and that
was where all the fatalities occurred. The
engineer and fireman escaped by jumping.
The train wrecked on the Erie rail
road near Greenville was the west-bound
New York and Chicago limited, the fast
est train on the line. According to in
formation received at the office of the
general manager in this city, four per
sons were killed and twelve were in
Statement Issued lrom the Erie
New York, Feb. 7. —A statement issued
from the company's offices here says eight
passengers were killed.
Strauss In a Wreck,
Pittsburg, Feb. 7.—The Pennsylvania limit
ed crashed into the rear of the Cleveland ex
press to-day, wrecking the engine of the lim
ited and the rear sleeper of the Cleveland
Among those slightly hurt was Eduard
Strauss, conductor of the Strauss orchestra.
Washington, Feb. 7.—Adjutant General Cor
bin has received a telegram Maying that nine
soldiers of the Tenth infantry were in the
wreck on the Erie railroad at Greenville,
Pa. Three were killed, including the sergeant
in charge of the squad, and one was badly
injured. These soldiers were recruits going
to San Francisco to join the Tenth infamry,
which is under orders for duty in the Philip
FARMER IS FLEECED
North Dakotan Charges Collusion
With Line, Elevators.
ATTACKS MINNESOTA INSPECTION
B. Prom of Milton Testified Before
lure the Industrial
. . CoiuniiHNioii. r.
special to The Journal.
Washington, Feb. 7. —B, Prom of Milton,
X. D., to-day appeared before the in
dustrial commission and gave some
strong testimony tending to show col
lusion between the line elevators and
railroads running into the wheat belt of
He charged that the railroad companies
refused to supply cars for the movement
of grain from Independent elevators,
forcing farmers to sell their grain to
•Tine" elevators. He says if independent
elevators could send train directly to
market at Minneapolis and Duluth from
1 to 5 cents more per bushel could be re
alized by the farmers.
Prom also had a grievance against the
grain inspectors in Minnesota. He tes
tified that they graded North Dakota
wheat too low, while Minnesota wheat
was graded too high. He stated that
no Dakota wheat averaged a higher grade
than the Minnesota product and that
wheat from his state was used as a
'"filler" to bring Minnesota flour up to
Prom also charged collusion between
Minnesota, Indianapolis and certain pur
chasers and cited a case of the rejection
of a consignment of flax in North Dakota
It was sent to Minneapolis and there it
was graded as No. 1. As it had been sold
to the jobbers in North Dakota at a lower
grade he was enabled to se-11 it as No. 1,
realizing a handsome profit at the expense
of the grower.
Witness was asked whether his state
ments of collusion were simply his per
sonal opinion or based on evidence. He
replied that they were based on facts.
The source of his information he could not
divulge as he was under pledge not to do
He denounced the Minnesota inspection
law and said tbat the office of grain in
spector should be taken out of politics.
Under the Minnesota law the farmers of
his state were at the mercy of the inspec
tors, as appeals from tht> decisions sel
dom resulted in any change of grading. He
stated that the way in which justice could
be done wheat raisers of all the north
western states in the matter of grain in
spection was to have ao interstate inspec
tion law covering the states of Minnesota,
North and South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Mr. Prom is a prominent republican of
North Dakota and is the chairman of the
Caviller county republican committee. He
is an extensive wheat grower.
—W. W. Jermane..
GOVERNOR STEEL.E DYING
Colorado Springs. Cel., Feb. 7.— R. W.
Steele, the first territorial governor of Colo
rado lies at the point of death In this city.
He has not been informed of the death of his
Congress May Give McKinley
Power to Act.
AVOID EXTRA SESSION
Authority to Withdraw Troops on
EFFECT ON THE NEXT CAMPAIGN
River and Harbor BUI Will Be Cat
in Two and There In Fenr It
Will \i>t Pass. .
From Th* Journal Bureau, lloo>n «//*■. 7*o«t
Washington, Feb. 7. —It is said to-day
that those republican senators who do not
want an extra session will try to evolve
a program by which President McKinley's
wishes as to Cuba can be met before the
present session adjourns. While the plan
has not yet been definitely developed, the
suggestion has been made that congress
could pass resolutions stating the condi
tions under which the United States troops
could be withdrawn from the island. The
preparation of this resolution will require
very careful consideration, nor there
any assurance at this time that it would
be adopted without debate.
According to the present idea, however,
the program proposes that the declaration
shall be offered as an amendment to the
army bill. It will probably provide that
when Cuba has agreed to certain condi
tions, the American army shall be with
These conditions are likely to be:
First —Consent to the establishment of
an American naval port on the island.
Second—The refusal of Cuba to treat with
foreign nations without the consent of the
United States, and,
Third —No placing of loans with any
These, at least, are some of the safe
guards which are suggested.
The amendment, as it is now proposed,
will declare that when these conditions
have been met, with such others as may be
deemed necessary to a stable government
in Cuba, the president shall be authorized
to withdraw the United States troops.
With such an amendment enacted into law
it is argued, congress could leave Wash
ington and feel that the policy of the
government in relation to Cuba, thus out
lined, was safe in the president's hands.
The slow progress of the Cuban constitu
tional convention now indicates that the
constitution will not reach Washington be
fore the 4th of March. If congress before
adjourning outlines a policy for the presi
dent to pursue, the delay in the transmis
sion of the document will cause no em
barrassment. If, however, congress ad
journs without such action, the president
will feel constrained to reassemble it,
although the extra session may not come
until the late spring or the early summer.
It is believed that the general desire
to avoid an extra session will cause con
gress to agree to any resolution which of
fers a sufficient safeguard to American in
terests, and which authorizes the president
to act in the event of certain essential
conditions being granted by the Cuban gov
It should not be overlooked in this Cuban
discussion that the strongest reason for
action now, or at an extra session, has
to do with the campaign of 1902. The Mc-
Kinley tariff bill, enacted on the eve of
the campaign of 1892, at the long session
of congress in the spring of that year,
caused the overthrow of the republican
party. It is everywhere admitted that
could a year have intervened between
the enactment of the McKinley bill and the
election of 1892, the republican party
would have been successful, for it came
back to »ower In 1894 with an increased
majority, the people having had time to
see that the new law was in their interests.
So with the Cuban matter. If the presi
dent thinks that the interests of the Unit
ed States demand some departure from the
spirit of the Teller resolution that depar
ture might wreck the republican party in
the off year, were It to be crystallized into
law at the long session in the spring of
1902. But if taken up at an extra session
this spring, or what is more preferable,
embodied in a resolution of instructions
to the president from the present congress,
as outlined, the frantic cries in favor of
keeping faith with Cuba no matter what
the result to this country, would not seri
ously affect the campaign more than a year
distant, and the people would have ample
time to consider the matter philosophically
and arrive calmly at an opinion as to
whether the departure was right or wrong.
The republican members of the house
ways and means committee will hold a
conference as soon as the war revenue
bill is referred to that committee to de
termine what action will be taken. There
is a disposition on the part of some re
publicans on the committee, among them
Representative Tavvney, to report the bill
back with the recommendation that the
house reject some of the senate provi
sions entirely. They will not make any
fight, however, if a majority of the re
publicans on the committee decide not to,
but will present a solid front to the op
ponents of the measure.
Senator McMillan of Michigan is tem
porarily in charge of the senate commerce
committee. Chairman Frye being busy
with the ship subsidy bill. The commerce
committee has been holding daily meet
ings for several weeks for the considera
tion of the river and harbor bill, and
there has been a good deal of interest in
its probable action. To-day Senator Mc-
"It is barely possible that the commit
tee will resolve to cut the bill in two, on
account of the large appropriation it car
ries. There has been a good deal of talk
in the committee to that and, mind you,
I am not making any predictions, I only
say it ie possible that the bill may be cut
in two. If it is, nobody can tell what
parts of the present biH will be retained."
Asked whether he thought the river and
harbor bill as finally reported would pass
the senate, he said:
"It will probably pass after the passage
of the shia subsidy bill."
"Does that mean," asked a bystander,
"that the river and harbor bill is dead for
Senator McMillan declined io interpret
THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1901.
his oracular statement, simply smiling by
way of reply and changing the subject.
This tip from McMillan may or may not
mean that the river and harbor bill is in
danger. All the states bordering on the
great lakes have large items in the bill
and Minnesota has in addition an item of
$300,000 in it for the completion of the
upper Mississippi reservoir.
—W. W. Jermane.
"Washington Small Talk.
A. D. Tinsley, Senator Kyle's private secre
tary, is another of the many sufferers from
grip in Washington. ■
A favorable report was made to-day on the
Heatwole bill to allow the Medawakanton
Sioux to sell a tract of land in Redwood
The secretary of the interior has approved
for patent to the state of Montana a list of
lands selected under the grant to aid the
state deaf and dumb asylum, embracing 2,930
acres in the Bozeman district.
C. A. Pidgeon, of Buffalo, Wright county,
is in Washington to-day en route home from
New York. He will leave to-night, but he
will visit his parents in Ohio for a few days,
reaching Minneapolis early next week.
Ole G. Dale of Madison and A. J. Peterson
of Dawson, two well-to-do second Minnesota
district business meu, are in Washington to
day on the way home from a pleasure trip to
Cuba. They will reach home in a few days.
The South Dakota senators and representa
tives to-day filed memorials of the legislature
in favor of the appropriation for a permanent
military post at Fort Meade, and for the
erpction of an Indian industrial school at
The controller of the currency has author
ized the Waterloo National bank, formerly
the Waterloo State bank of Waterloo, lowa,
to begin business with a capital of $100,00o!
Richard Holmes Is president and J. D. Eastoii
cashier of the bank.
The secretary of war has transmitted to
congress a recommendation for the appro
priation of $519,000 for the erection of build
ings at the new military post near Dcs
Moines, lowa, for the accommodation of one
squadron of cavalry, which it is proposed to
Representative Spalding has recommended
the establishment of a postoffice at Norwich,
M'-Henry county, Frederick Blocher, post
master; at Norton, Burlelgh county, Michael
Wolf, postmaster. He also recommended Ed
gar H. Badger for postmaster at Colgate,
Steele county; Ole D. Hoff at Hoffiund. Wil
liams county, and the retention of A. J. Hiil
at Medina, Stutsman county.
The controller of the currency has ap
proved the Continental National bank of
Chicago as a reserve agent for the Commer
cial National bank of Appleton; the First
National bank and the Commercial National
bank of Chicago for the Northern National
bank of Ashland, and the Corn Exchange
National bank of Chicago for the German
National bank of Ripon, Wis.
One additional rural free delivery route has
been ordered established at Chippewa Falls,
Wis., March 1, with Joseph Dane as carrier!
Two additional routes are to be established
at Tama, lowa, March 1, with James Marshall
and L. H. Brannen as carriers. One addi
tional route is to be established at Spring
Green, Sauk county, Wis., on the same date,
with H. B. Newell as carrier.
The Hansbrough irrigation bill has been
referred by its author to the secretary of ag
riculture, with a request that, he examine it
carefully and compare it with existing stat
utes for the purpose of ascertaining whether
there is any conflict. By the time the secre
tary is ready to report it is likely the senate
will have the sundry civil appropriations bill
up for consideration. It Is now proposed to
make the irrigation bill an amendment to the
sundry civil bill.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
Bradford, Isanti county, John Hendrlcks.
lowa—Bismarck, Clayton county, Daniel
Cook; Coloma, Marion county, C. D. Gustln;
David, Mitchell county, E. A. Pickering;
Herring, Sac county, J. O. Benson; High
Point. Decatur county, A. E. Xorthrup; Ivey
ville, Adams county, C. W. Harlow; Wesrt
Phali, Shelby county, Peter Goeser. South
Dakota —Brisbrlne, Sanborn county, J. O
Johnson; Flint, Campbell county,- Lars Lar
son; Hetland, Kingsbury county, A. J. Olsen;
Hooker, Turner county, N. J. Svenstrup;
Medas, Sanborn county, X. W. Armstrong;
Rosewell, Miner county, M. E. Blgelow;
Worthing, Lincoln county, H. G Gerber'
Wisconsin—Bohri, Buffalo county, Alfred
Minister Conger Report! on the Xe
Washington, Feb. 7.—The state depart
ment has received the following report
dated Feb. 6 from United States Minis
ter Conger at Peking:
The foreign ministers held a conference
yesterday with the Chinese plenipotentiaries
who presented the difficulties in the way of
the execution of the three Chinese notables-
Prince Tuan, Prince Lan and General Tune-
They gave assurances of the execution of
Chuang and Yu-Hslen, but urged leniency
for the others, begging that the court be
not placed in a position too difficult. The
foreign ministers have agreed to demand cap
ital sentences for Tuan and Lan, but with
the expectation that it will be commuted to
exile. They demand the death penalty for
the others also mentioned in the decree—Yu-
Hsien, Chih-Lieu and H^u-Cheng-Yu, the
last two being now prisoners to the Japanese
at Peking. Posthumous honors are also de
manded for the four members of the tsung-
H-yamen executed last sumni?
WALKING THE PLANK.
GIFT TO MANKATO
Carnegie, Will Give $40,000 for a
CITY MUST PROVIDE THE SITE
Congregiman McCleary Get* the
Promise fur the Mankn- ,
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Feb. 7. —Several weeks ago
the board of control of the Mankato Pub
lic Library association wrote to Congress
man McCleary asking him to communi
cate with Andrew Carnegie, whose gifts
to public library enterprises have been
large in number and liberal in amount,
with a view to ascertaining whether Mr.
Carnegie, after a full statement of the
case, would feel waranted in doing any
thing for Mankato.
Mr. McCleary took the matter up with
Mr. Carnegie, as requested, and to-day
received that gentleman's reply, which, in
substance, is' as follows:
He will give $40,000 for a public library
building in Mankato, provided the city
will provide a satisfactory site and guar
antee to raise a permanent annual fund
of $4,000 with which to keep the library
open to the public.
Mankato is now authorized by law to
impose a tax of one mill for library pur
poses, which will realize just about the
Mr. McCleary to-day forwarded the Car
negie letter to the proper Mankato officials
for their consideration. He feels very
jubilant over the very prompt and satis
factory answer made by Mr. Carnegie.
—\V. \V. Jermane.
TO VOTE ON FRANCHISES
REFERENDUM BILL IX WISCONSIN
Now Ready for Aetton of the House
—I£»tintuteN for a State Elec
Special to The Journal.
Madteon, Wis., eFb. 7.—A memorial to
congress urging the repeal of the war
revenue tax on legacies was passed by
both houses of the legislature to-day.
The memorial takes the ground that the
tax on inheritances properly belongs to
The Lenroot bill, providing for a refer
endum to the people of all franchises on
petition of 10 per cent of the voters, was
advanced to its third reading in the as
sembly without debate. The McGill time
check bill was killed in the assembly.
In the senate the estimate of Dean
Johnson .as to the cost of a state lighting
plant to light the capitol, university
buildings, historical library and state in
sane hospital was submitted. It fixes the
cost of installin the plant at about ?155.
--0- and estimates an annual saving of
111,000 in operation over the present cost
Mr. Erickson introduced a bill in the
assembly for the enlargement of the in
terstate park of the Dalles of St. Croix
and continuing work. The governor is to
appoint a commission of three within sixty
days to serve for two years, and to have
charge of proceedings in Polk county for
acquiring title. This commission may in
stitute condemnation proceedings. Each
commissioner is to receive $5 per -day and
actual expenses for not over twenty days
in one year. A total of $10,000 is appro
SEALS ARE GOING
Sealer* Say the Hunting- Bnalnesit
Will Soon Be I nprofltable.
Kate Tork Sun Spenia I Sertrleo
Washington, Feb. 7.—The number of vessels
reported by the United States consul at Vic
toria that intend to engage in seal hunting
from the port of Victoria this year ia thirty
four. This is one less than cleared from that
port last fear.
. .-Tae general expression. among. the sealers
is; that'tlie-f ur aeal ■Is • steadily disappearing,
and 'that -the ■ time jia ■ soon . coming wb»n . the
bustnww wftl cease to be profitable
Wilhelmina Married This Morning
at the Hague.
GREAT CROWDS THRONG STREETS
She Ridett in the Golden State tar
riageDrann by Eight
The Hague, Feb. 7. —The civil ceremony
of the marriage of Queen Wilhelmina to
Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was
performed at 11:30 a. m. Immediately
afterwards the procession started for the
church, headed by fifty Hussars, the
bride, the bridegroom and the queen
mother riding in a golden state carriage
drawn by eight horses.
The church was reached soon after
At the Church.
The court chaplain, Dr. Van Der Vlier
delivered an address. His text was from
the Fourth Psalm: "LoiJ, lift Thou up
the light of Thy countenance upon us."
After the nuptial benediction had been
pronounced, the bride and the bride
groom exchanged gold rings, according to
the Dutch custom, and the wedding party
proceeded to the reception-room attached
to the church, where the queen embraced
her mother and her husband. The queen
mother kissed the husband. The bride
groom kissed his bride and his own
The party drove to the palace and a
wedding breakfast followed. -
' ,• .Great CroTvdn. »
Vast crowds were in the streets early
and trains poured in thousands from all
parts of the country. The route of the
royal procession to the Groote kerk was
decorated with large baskets of green
plants, lightened by orange blossoms and
white roses, tied in large, white knots.
The.weather, though fine, was intensely
cold. The stands, the windows and the
roofs along the line of the route to the
Groote kerk were thronged with people.
The Wedding* Gon-n.
The queen's wedding gown, woven of the
finest silver tissue, was embroidered at the
school of art needlework in Amsterdam and
afterward made up by Xicaud of Paris. It
is ornamented with silver threaded seed
pearls. The robe and train are lined with
rich, white silk. The bodice, which is
plain and cut low, is trimmed with antique
lace. The trails are covered with em
broidery almost meeting at the waist and
broadening over to the hem. The court
train is two and one-ha!f yards long, the
embroidery running around in light irails.
The gowns of the trousseau are mostly
pale greens, grays, blues and whites, these
suiting the queens blonde com
plexion best. Her bonnets are of a severe
style for a young woman, most of them
being close fitting toques.
For her public entering into Amster
dam her majesty has a royal robe of white
velvet with a train trimmed with ermine
and a mantle lined with ermine.
BRYAN ON MONEY BILLS
HE IS OPPOSED TO REDEMPTION
There Will Be Another Eridlens
Chain, He Thinkn. Like That
on the Greenback*.
Washington, Feb. . —Chairman Southard
of the house committee on coinage to
day received from William J. Bryan his
view of the pending bills making the
standard silver dollar redeemable in gold.
Mr. Bryan says in part:
There is no necessity for redemption. The
legal tender law will maintain the parity be
tween gold coin and silver dollars so long
as both can be used to an unlimited extent
in the payment of publi;: revenues and pri
vate debts. I should perhaps say that the
parity will be substantially maintained, for
local and temporary conditions may under
any law put a small premium upon any kind
As soon as the silver dollar Is made re
deemable in .gold, another endless chain will
be created and the arguments used against
the greenbacks and treasury notes will then
be turned against silver. Before the attempt
to burden the gold reserve with this new
obligation is consummated, it may be worth
while to consider the opinion expressed by
Secretary Carlisle in 1895
10 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK.
FROM MISS SLAGLE
"The Woman" in the Hamilton Case at Last
Breaks Silence — Hamilton's Hypo
Rapid Progress in Selecting a Jury To-day—
Nine Men Secured So Far
in the Case.
THE JURORS UP TO DATE.
E. Fitch Pabody, draftsman, Gillette-Her
zog company, 28 Thirteenth street S.
Charles S. Raymond, millwright, 515 Bea
con street SE.
Levi T. Lincoln, 3245 Nicollet avenue, em
ploye of the Minneapolis Dry Goods company.
Harry V. Wetherby, clerk in the North
western National bank, 2013 Third avenue S.
Arthur H. Robinson, tinsmith, 929 Plym
outh, 917 Nicollet.
Fred W. Nebelthau, 3213 Park avenue, ma
chinist, electric heat.
Everett W. Roberts, contractor and plas
terer, 726 Nineteenth avenue S.
W. H. Gibson, real estate. 420 Guaranty
Loan building; residence, 2314 Park avenue.
H. R. McCart, farmer, Independence.
When the work of taking the actual
evidence in the Hamilton murder trial
THE COUNSEL. FOR THE DEFENSE}.
*" FRANK M.NYE
begins, one of the most important wit
nesses will be Miss Caroline Slagle, the
"woman in the case," and her evidence
will bear largely on the question of
whether Frank H. Hamilton had any
motive for desiring to take the life of
Leonard R. Day. Miss Slagle has been
mentioned repeatedly in connection with
the terrible affair, but the real facts
with reference to her connection with it
have never until now been made public.
But since she will be called as a wit
ness by the state, there can be no- objec
tion to making public her story.
When she takes the stand she will tes
tify as to a threat that Hamilton once
MESSRS. BARTON, BAKER AND LARSON' ARE INTERESTED.
!L U ELIJAH BARTON BAKER L R LARSOM
made against Day. This threat was of a
peculiar nature. It was a hypothetical
threat made by Hamilton under a mis
apprehension, and was uttered some weeks
before the tragedy occurred. The threat
was based upon the supposition that cer
tain stories about Day were true, and that,
being true, they might injure Hamilton.
At least a month before the tragedy, Ham
ilton became aware t^at he had been la
boring under an erroneous impresssion re
garding Day, in so far as his motive for
making the threat is concerned.
The threat was in one of the following
forms: "If Day - I will
do him up."
KOS. 5 AXD 6 WATCH TUP: PROCEEDINGS.
Or, "If Day I will gel
even with him."
It is understood that Miss Slagle has ad
mitted as much to friends, and that sha
will testify that Hamilton used this lan
guage to her in speaking of Day.
Miss Slagle has admitted that she re-«
peated a remark that Hamilton made con-*
cerning Day at Hamilton's insistent re*
quest. The remark reflected on Day and
was of a character to anger him. Miss
Slagle was importuned by Hamilton to re
peat the remark to Day, and she reluctant
ly complied with his request, although not
dreaming that anything serious would ever
come of it. Long before the men met ou
that fatal night, Hamilton had ceased
paying her attentions.
Admission to Al Robinson.
Shortly after the tragedy, Al Robinson,
"Lennle" Day's uncle, a well known man
about-town, met Miss Slagle and had a
long talk with her. To him she told the
whole story, as she was distracted with,
grief and horror over the affair. The un
fortunate threat made by Hamilton was
told to Robinson, who lost no time in re
fording the woman's statements. Then
he got Inspector James Howard to go with
him to Miss Slagle and induced her to re
peat the story of the threat. Miss Slagle
was taken at a decided disadvantage, but
believing Robinson to be a friend, she told -
what Hamilton had said was his motive ,
for saying it. But Caroline Slagle is aa
exceptionally bright woman, and not the
one to be caught napping except momen
tarily. She told both Howard and Rob
inson at the time that there was never any
reason for Hamilton's making the threat,
that the "if" on which the threat hinged
was absurd, and that no one knew it bet
ter than Hamilton.
The question of the admissibility of
Robinson"* testimony is an important
one. It partakes strongly of the nature
of hearsay evidence, and aa suete cannot
be admitted. But Robinson and Howard
AUTMUP. H. UOBiNSON,