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where; John Stimacz was grazed in the stomach by a bullet while he was
sitting at the table eating.
Affiant further states that no shots were fired by anyone of the party
in the house; that no shot was fired from upstairs and that none of the
persons struck by bullets were in a position in the diningroom to have been
hit by a bullet fired from any person either on the stairs or upstairs. All
the persons above mentioned, except the hired girl, were in the diningroom
when the shooting began.
Before the shooting occurred, neither the trammer boss nor any of
the deputies asked Kalan or any of the others in the house to come out
and surrender himself; that no shot was heard until the shooting into the
house began; that she could have heard it if there had been firing before,
as it would have been loud enough to have been heard in the diningroom;
Louis Tijan was shot while in the diningroom and at a distance of about six
feet from the doorway leading into the stairway ascending to the second
During the time of the shooting no person was upstairs in the houses
no person in the house to my certain knowledge was armed with a revolver
or other deadly weapon, nor did they have in their hands clubs or other
weapons which could be thrown by them at the attacking officers. After1
the shooting, the officers made a complete search of the house, including
the trunks of the men and all other places, and were unable to find a gun.
Kalan, his son and Joseph Paskavan were the three who were outside
before the shooting. The others all were in the house prior to the shooting.
Those three, when the officers attacked them, ran into the house, and when
they got into the diningroom, having come through the kitchen door and
through the kitchen, the shooting began from each of the three windows in,
the house and from the doorway of the kitchen.
So far as I know, the only reason for the arresting of Kalan was that he
had continued walking along a path after being told not to do so by one of
the' officers. Neither myself nor any of the boarders in the house have ever
heard of any other charge made against him, nor of any offense that he fs
claimed to have committed.
And further deponent sayeth not. Antonio Putrich.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this fifteenth day of August, A. D.
1913. Palmino Tommei,
Notary Public, Houghton Co., Mich.
My commission expires Nov. 17th, 1915.
CONVICTED UNDER AMENDED
FOOD AND DRUGS ACT
Washington, Aug. 26. The gov
ernment has secured its first convic
tion under the amended pure food
and drugs act. A patent medicine
' known as "Stramoline" was seized in
Denver and confiscated and destroy
ed as provided by the law because it
was advertised as a specific for con
sumption. The amended act makes
it an offense to transport in interstate
commerce drugs which are branded
in a false and fraudulent manner.
CONDUCTOR AND MOTORMAN
RELEASED ON BONDS
Over the protest of attorneys for
the relatives of the men they are
accused of shooting, Judge Dolan to
day released Frank Tyschfer, street
railway conductor, and Thomas J.
Nolan, motorman, on bonds of $25,
000 and $20,000 respectively. They
are charged with the murder of
Charles Mueller and Peter Verenana,
who were killed in a fight on a car
Saturday night. Attorneys for the
railway company asked that the bond
be fixed at $2,000 in each case.