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VOL.. L.I. XO. 41.
ROCK ISLAND, IIL., TIIirilSDAY, DECJSMJBJEIl 3, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ANOTHER BODY FOUND
Unearthing of Skeleton on Black
Hawk Premises Recalls Sen
sation Disclosed by The
Argus, Six Years Ago.
The finding of the decaying hones
of a human being on the farm south
of Milan where the arch-fiend. Henry
-tsastian. followed his criminal career
opens another chapter in the history
or the worst series of crimes ever
perpetrated in this county, and inci
dentally confi rinH the suspicion that
the place was the scene of many
This last grewsotnc find, which was
made public this morning', was made
last Monday bv William Hoffmann,
the present tenant of the place. in
H EN R Y F. BASTIAN.
dip-fin?' a hole in which to set'osts
for the erection of an ice house.
Hoffmann was working alone and he
for some reason concluded that the
proper thing to do would he to keep
the matter to himself and avoid the
publicity that would follow the an-,
iiouncement of what he had found.
Throw Dmim I lurk In Hole.
Accordingly he set his post on top
of th? lxdy. throwing the lumen ltack
in the hole and attempted to forget
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Bastian Farm House.
sill alHiut it. The thought of what
lay two feet leneath the ground only
::o feet . from his bedroom, however,
haunted him and prevented him from
sleeping at niht and this morning
he decided to bear it no longer. Ac
cordingly he came to Milan and tel
ephoned to Sheriff Cralle, who
hunted up Coroner Kckhart and the
two went to the place to investigate.
The snt where the remains were
buried was east of the house on the
site of an ice house that was torn
down during tlje spring following the
discoverv of other crimes of lias-
tian. The hole had Ix-en dug just
inside tlie door, which oened toward
the house, and extended almost due
north and south. The party tit men
who accompanied the coroner and
sheriff from Milan tok up the post
that Hoffmann had set and then
cairefnlly removed the earth over the
entire length o the body. There
wa no trace of the clothing left ex
cept the boot and here and there a
inerethread. 'The Iwmet wereno
longer fastened together by the lig
aments and some of the smaller ones
had begun to show signs of decay.
feknll Had Been Craahed.
The hole was shorter than the
w - - I fZd , i v
body and the arms were above the
head, showing that the remains had
been doubled up ami dumped into
the hole in a hurried fashion. An
examination of the skull revealed
beyond a shadow of doubt the man
ner in which death had come to the
unfortunate. There were four places
where the cranium had been crushed
by blows from some hard instru
ment.. One was near the right tem
ple and the other three near the left
temple. Two of the latter only
crushed the bone and the other tore
a circular opening nearly two inches
in diameter. One of the boots was
still on the foot. It was a heavy
cowhide atTair and inside of it were
fragments of a heavy sock showing
that the crime was committed in
the winter when heavy foot covering
was in use.
The entire skeleton was unearthed,
but then was nothing with it by
which it culd lie- identified. The
teeth were in god condition and the
fact that there were only two of the
'wisdom teeth started, one of them
probably through the gum, showed
that this victim of P.astian's inhu
man greed was a young man. Two
of the molars on the left side of the
lower jaw were gone and one was
missing from the other side. The
skeleton was evnientlv that or a man
f middle height. Aside from these
features there apeared to be noth
ing upon which to base a guess as
to which of the several supposed vic
tims still unaccounted for the pres
ent one mav be.
I'rohabljr That of Kmlnaen.
Those who are most familiar with
the vircumstaiices believe that the
remains unearthed today are those
of Fred Kreinsen. -ywing ('erruau
about 2. years of age at thetiiiK- tie
disappeared nine. years ago. Krein
sen, like the majority ot bastian s
hirer! men. had no relatives in Amer
ica to become curious about his
whereabouts after he had dropx-d
out of sight. He had leeii in Amer
ica several years and was jossessed
of seeral hundred - dollars. The
story goes that he decided to go
west after having worked for Uas
tian something over a year ami he
and his employer came to town to
settle up on the day he was to de
part. Diitappears Mjrte rlounly.
-Kreinsen drew his money he had
on deosit, but I'.astian did not show
up nt the bank till after the closing
hour and so was unable to make a
settlement. He then ?rs,'nl,"l the
young man to return home with him
on the promise that both shouldre
turn to the cit- in the morning and
that was the last of Kreinsen. llas
tian afterward collected a note for
in his victim's favir from ex
Senator William Craw ford, "of Kdg
ington, and settltd other outstand
ing accounts, claiming that he
Ixutght the paiers from Kreinsen.
How much lie realized in this way is
Another supposed victim to which
the remains may have belonged was
Hugh McCafTcrty, a young irishman
about 20 years of age, who disa
pearcd in 1H9. after having worked
for liastian a short time. He had
Im-cii in the employ of a iiumler of
farmers' about Milan and is sup
Kscd to have had some money. He
hud no relatives in America.
The ice house was a convenient
place in which to put away the body
of a murdered man. esjecially in the
winter, as there was prolably
enough sawdust ot the floor to keep
the frost out- of the ground. when
digging out side"' would be a difficult
matter. "".The hole could be covered
THE BISHOP LOSES
A Priest Decided
Judge in Ne
evvard. Neb.. Doc. ,. In the nis-
trlct court Tuesday Judge Sornberg-
cr passed on the litigation between
Bishop Bonacutn. of the Catholic see
of Lincoln, and Priest William Mur-
puy. i lie conn decision is 111 lavor
of rather Murphy m so rnr as It re
hues to the parish property in Seward
ami I lysses. .
Judge Sorulierger sustained the con
tention of counsel for Father Mnrphv
by enjoining the bishop from bringing
any action involving the church prop
erty and instructing him to await ac
tion by the authorities at Home, in ac
cordance with the canonical law of the
church. The court also quieted title
to the church property In th two loans
In favor of the narishioners.
also in such a manner as to destroy
Coroner Kckhart gathered the
bones up and took them to Milan
wh?re Hoffmann and some of the
neighbors who had known I'.astian
were examined as witnesses iM-fore
i jurv consisting of William Davis,
foreman. William Nice. Xoda Wilson,
William OWeal. U. (i. Hudson and
Charles H. Smith.
From the evidence submitted the
jury considered the identity of the
remains established and found the
following verdict: "We the jurv
find that the body' is that of Kre
Kreinsen and that he came to his
death at the hands of Henry Has-
The Kantian Crime.
The Hastian case, as it is generally
known, is one of the most revolting
in criminal history m the west. Hen
ry llustian was a farmer who lived
on an isolated farm on the banks of
Mill Creek two miles south of Milan.
II.. t m .
ne u iiigmy respccicu anti was in
good circumstances financially. On
the list day in February. ls;iG, Fred
Kuschmanii. a youth who hail been
working for him. was found dead
besid- the road near the house and
I'.astian claimed he had been kicked
to ilt-ath by a horse. The Arcus ad
vanced the theory of murder and fol
lowed up the case so closely that
li.istian suicided. Soon afterward
me remains 01 a man nicnt ihcii as
those of John liuderbach. who had
preceded Fred Kuschmniin in tin
employ of Hastian. were found be
ncalli a pile of boards in the hog
pen. As the result of a careful in-
vesication pursued by The Argus it
yrf.n iouml that
Marshall Lewis'. Axel
Sternberg. Krnst Miller and August
Johnson, in addition to Lauderbach,
Kreinsen and McCnffertv. had-'flisaw-
pcarcd after working , for lastiitii.
nnd no subsequent trace of any of
them hnd been found. I'.astiiin's
practice was to keep a man as long
nn nssible without paying him and
men wnen a settlement couhl no
longer be avoided to deliberately
knock him on the head with some
b!:iit int riiiiniit ami put the hodv
iiwav. In Kii.-mIi ma mi's cave it was
impossible to hide 1 he remains, be
cause it would be sure to start an in
vestigation on the part of relatives
in th.'s city, and Uiis brought about
the ending of llie series of awful
crini'.'s. It i.-t ldievel that still oth
er bodies a re buried about the i!as
WHAT LKl TO llCI.rsMtl.
Mj-t rrloun l!nth of FreU KiiH-hmnii Mini
fixing of Crime.
llastian's filial -crime and the, one
that found him nt was the murder
of young Kuschmnnn. the circum
stances attending whose death
aroused the suspicions of The Argus
and led to the investigations on the
parr of the paper that eventually de
veloped a series of murders unpar
alleled in crime in Illinois. The
notorious Kansas jsender cases were
not more hideous and cowardly than
was the heartless and systematic de
struction of his fellow Ijeings that
was traced to Hastiau's door.
Kuschniaiin. it will be remendiered.
was like the ot hers of l.astians vic
tims, his hired man. but unlike the
others he was not n stranger in the
neighborhood. He resided in South
Hock Island. Saturday night, Feb.
2-S.- isiifi. his body was found near
the gate' leading to the Bastian farm.
and the theory advanced. which
I'.astian nssisled to convey, was that
lie had started to town, on horse
ack, and that near the gate he was
thrown from the horse and killed.
I he entire attending circumstances.
were such, however, as io avvaKen
other opinions on the part .of The
Argus, and it at once took up the
theory of foul play. It entered upon
a thorough investigation of the case,
reperisentatives of the paper milk
ing numerous visits to the premises-,
and the further the investigation
was pushed Hit more convincing be-
. . . . m . T . 1 1
came the proof inai a iimroer iumi
leen committed, and the more I'as
tian was interviewed the more con
clusive it became that lie was guilty
of the crime.
r HuMtlan'a Iliml I.Kc. -
.Nevertheless Bastian stood so well
in the townsnip wnere-aii ins isie
had turn spent that it was with ex
treme difficulty that, the web of
guilt was woven about hun. He was
prominent in the church at Milan,
Continued on Second Page.
I In Consideration at the City of
Mexico or the Intercon
SOUTH AMERICANS DEAD OPPOSED
Other Provisions of the Project
.Approved Arbitration Dis
City of Mexico, Dee. 5. At yester
day morning's session of the Pun
American conference Baez of Para
guay arose and said that at the close
of the 'previous session the president
h:;d given him the floor to reply to
Walker Martinez, of Chili. He desired
now to waive ins rigut and to make no
reply, tie was sorry that what he had
said at the previous session had caused
iny unpleasantness. President Itaig-
osa then announced, that Walker Marti
nez, of Chili, and lterinejo of Argen
tine, who had asked for the floor at
Cue previous meeting, had waived their
right, and therefore the incident of the
last session was to le considered an
Darin Aftk Kapid Action.
When Lopez Porthuo. of Mexico.
presented his- amendment touching the
neutrality clause of the Pan-American
railway project Smator Iiavis first
as lied that his ref-onmwndatUms be
passed upon in their,present form, and
that PortimoH imendnient lie incor
porated as an addition. The chair
ruled, however, that the amendment
must go to the committee on Pan-
Ann rica railway. Senator Davis said
that he submitted to the ruling of the
chair, but wanted to know whether the
matter could not be disposed of now
by unanimous vote of the -omniittce
members present. It was finally de
cided that the conference could pass
on all the other clauses of Davis' re
port, except that relating to the neu
trality of the projected railway.
Neutrality Clans Oinitt-(l.
Davis then rond twenty reasons in
fnvor of the const ruction of the road.
A vote was then taken on the project
in general, and it wa approved iy
eighteeti votes. Seven recommenda
tions of Davis' report were approved
lv the votes or seventeen delegations.
Clause S, the neutrality clause, -was
omitted. Clause ! was approved.
Clause Id suggests that the United
States send a competent person to all
the republics of America to study the
r soim-es of the several countries: loca
tions and status of existing railway:
(he present trade conditions, prospec
tive traffic and v hat concessions each
govern in ?n t would be di?iosrd to
Too lui li l'nile.1 stales.
This elleitod observations from Pin
eda of Mexico. He thought that all
the countries of America should co
operate in tins, preliminary work, and
that it should not be done by the Unit
ed States alone. Matte of t'hili sup
ported Pineda, and Senator Davis
asked ifeat the clause be referred back
to the committee.-: In regard to clause
11. which calls for a inriiianent coni
luittee to Interest itself in the railroad.
Cuachnlhi of Bolivia, wanted informa
tion -alHiut the personnel of the com
mittee. Senatcr Davis- said that the
present committee would be best able
to handle the question.
Sent Hack in the Committer.
fliis was attacked as impracticable
by several delegates on the ground
that when the members composing it
returned to their homes they would
cease to r.e in touch with one another
and would not lie able to continue their
work on behalf of the railway. Final
ly the clause was sent back to the com
mittee. - -
Firmly Set Aauiut Neutrality.
South Americans are firmly set
against the neutrality clause. Thev
say that l!u: present events in Panama
are an argument ngainsr it. as the I o
loni'Uian govern men t is prevented from
using the rail road in Hf own territory.
notwithstanding thrt the rebels are not
even recognized as belligerents tiy any
l-'rcn climan Says She is Ail Wrong in
l'ryit as Well at South
Paris. Dee. .". J. It. l eriiand Du-
1ief, deputy of Macon and secretary
of.the chamber of deputies. In his re
pert on the foreign office estimates
says that in ISgvpt the taw or nations
remains violated bv (Jreat Britain, who
maintains her customary tactics, con
tinues her occupation, and strives in
every way to drive out what remain?
of French Influence.
The war In South Africa, says M.
Dubicf, wiiile revenling Anglo-Saxon
coolness and tenacity, is fresh proof of
how liule it costs a nation that so
treats prople in its fierce and Inhuman
pursuit of gains on which it has set its
n. hid. to sacrifice noble thoughts and
the generous passions of the heart.
DRESDEN SAVINGS BANK
MAKES AN ASSIGNMENT
Dresden.- Dee. 5. The Dresden
Savings loan bank has assigned. The
depositors nnmlei- 7.000 with depos
it of 7,000.000 marks.
Contly Klre in Michigan
Wyandotte. Mich.. Dec. 5. The
main building of the Michigan Alka
li company's sod ash plant was
burned today with Moss of half a
million. Several .hundred men are
temporarily thrown .out of. employ
ment, i i
JUMPED IN A WELL
Thomas AV. Ilaymund, Illinois Bank
er, Commits Sui
cide. Centralia. 111., Dec. .1. Thomas W.
ilavmond. aged 00. committed suicide
at Kinmundy last night by jumping
into a well. He was senior partner
in lhomas . liaymonu o; company.
bankers, controlling the Farmers
and Merchants bank. His mind had
been failing several weeks.
CAUSE OF LABOR
American Federation Convention
Opens at Scranton,
Scranton. I'a., Dec. .". The 21st
iiiuitinl convention or tlie American
Federation of Labor was called to
promises to be
one ever held
the United States.
WAR AT CROSSING
Armed Men. On Onard in a Fight
Over Track: Lay
ing. Ills.,' Dec. .. Superintendent
W. K. Morse, of the llalena division
of the North western railroad, with 100
eetion men, fully armed, left here
Tuesday afternoon for Freoport. Ills.,
the seat of the war between the rail
road mid the Helvidere and Kockford
lectxie company. For several days
the electric line has been attempting to
place a crossing over the Northwestern
ilroad at Freeport and the steam
railroad company has been opposing it.
I ntd Iuesday the rai'road company
had been successful for the reason that
had kept tlie track blockaded with
in engine and several cars, the latter
being tilled with armed section, men.
who stood rea.y to meet any attack
which the cl.ctric Tne might make.
Tuesday It was learned that a special
etTort would be made by the electric
load to lay a lr::ck. and accordingly a
general order was sent out from the
North western railroad headquarters or
dering every section man west of Klgin
to report at once at Freeport armed
and ready to resist any attack which
might be made.
THE LAST OF BOOTH
Assassin of Abraham Lincoln
Dumped Overboard Into
Carliondale. Ills.. Dec. .". Captain
K. W. Ililli: id, of Massac county, a
prominent and responsible citizen of
southern Illinoi-. tells vividly of the
burial of the assassin of the first mar
tyred prcsid lit. Abraham Lincoln.
Captin llilli.-ird was one of the live sol
diers who buried Booth's remains.
--Oiie night during the early part of
May. 1Si;.". with four other privates of
Sherman's army. I was ordered lo re
port for duty at the old capltol pris
on at Washington." says tiie captain.
"We reported to a corjKiral. and with
him reimrted to a military surgeon at
the prison. We were all strantjers to
one another. The corporal's identity
I never knew.
"At the prison the surgeon- com
manded us to keep t lie incidents ot" the
night a profound sei-iet. We entered
and found that a stone slab had been
removed from the floor. 1'nder that in
an excavj-tion lay the ImmIv of John
Wilkes Booth. It was wrapped in a
tarpaulin and was decomposing badiy.
Wo were ordered to lift the liody out
and lay it on a .stretcher. The surgeon
unwrapped the head and identified tlie
body. We then carried the In.dy on a
stretcher to the wharf and upon a gun
boat. The surgeon left us and the olli-
r in charge of the boat instructed
us to place the body on the forward
deck. Tlie boat then quietly dropped
down the river I should judge about
ten miles and slowed up.
"We were ordered to tie the tarpau
lin securely nliout the body and attach
weights to it. It was then placed on
a plank and shoved into the river.
TIi is. to my positive knowledge, was
the final dispostion of the body of
Booth." The claim so often made that
In after years Booth's liody was in
terred in the family cemetery in Vir
ginia is erroneous if Captain Milliard's
story is true.
Warrant for Ksl raclition Withdrawn.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. .". In "a mes
sage to ('overnor Yates the governor
of Massachusetts withdraws his war
rant for the extradition of William B.
House, under arrest in Chicago, and
wanted in Massachusetts on a charge
ol" larceny. Friends of House, among
them being Sol Bethea. fought the ex
tradition, and the ease ws:s to be
heard by Oovonior Yates tomorrow
Kay the President M iquntel H!irt.
Omhrie. O. T.. 1 eo. .". Kx-f'oveinor
William Jenkins, who was removed
from office by President Boosovelt.
made, public a statement yesterday de
nying the insane asylum charges filed
Tigainft him. and declaring that Booso
velt misquoted htm in the statement
riven by the president to the press.
Inn it Implement I'h.1t.
MarsUalltown, In.. Dee. o. Fifteen
hundred implement dealers and-manufacturers
and jobbers were present
at the ojiening of the Iowa Implement
Dealers association. The sessions
will continue until tomorrow.
NINE TY Wi
Severest Storm of Season Rages
Off the Pacific Coast Loss
of Shipping Lives
Portland, Ore.. Dec. :. I he sever
est storm of the season raged off the
Oregon, Washington and British
Columbia coast in the past :G hours.
The estimated velocity of the wind
is '.)() miles per hour. Much damage
was done but no lives are reported
to have been lost.
Astoria, Ore., Dec. .". The bar tug
Taloo.sh, which returned to port, last
night, reports that the British ship
Nelson, Capt. Perriam, turned turtle
between 10 and 11 o'clock Tuesday
night and went to the bottom with
her entire crew of men oif the
mouth of the Columbia river. The
disaster occurred at the height ol
one of the worst gales ever known on
this coast. The men on the tug say
the ship passed out of sight in an in
stant ami they were powerless to
j . i i ' -v-
save any of tne sailors aooaro. .o
one will swear that he actually saw
the ship sink and because of this
there is a possibility the Nelson
merely sailed out of sight and is
The Nelson carried a cargo of lum
ber and was consigned to Cape J own.
Sourh Africa. She was an all-wooil-en
Fate of the Clara Itrown.
Seattle. Wash., Dee. 5. The steam
er tiara thrown, one or tne largesx
stern wheelers on the sound, was
driven ashore at Alki point during
the gale, which raged all night. In
trying to round the point on her
usual trip to Seattle from Tacoma
the steamer became completely un
manageable and several times was
in imminent danger of foundering.
She finally drove upon the beach half
a mile south of the point. The pas
sengers jumped overboard and made
their way ashore through the surf.
The gale continued all dav and the
boat has been badly smashed, but
will probably be saved.
COMES FOR GROOM
ara Crosses the Seas to be an
name it be:
k. Dec. ". Clara Floisch
the steamship Antwerp,
ilit h r from the city whose
;rs. yesterday morning, r.nd
asked to be directed to Iowa. She wa
surprised when told it was not within
winking' distance, and as she had no
money, she might have been in a bad
tlx if sli- had no; told her story.
It seems that Kdward Schumenn. a
well-to-do fanner of Sigourney. la.,
wrote to his brother Jacob, in Saxony.
::'id asked him to pick out a wife for
hiin. Jacob picked out Clara and sent
her on the Antwerp. The authorties
have written Kdward Schumenn. ask
ing lii id to send money to pay charges
foi transporting Clara to the Hawkeye
KNOX HELD UP
Continuation of Attorney
Deferred in the
nicnt .of Attorney
which was sent to
5. The appoint
the senate by
not ratified in executive session. In
stead .Mr. Knox's name Was referred
to the committee on judiciary upon
motion of a democratic senator, who
earnestly objected to immediate con
firmation. The committee on judic
iary will doubtless make a favorable
report upon Mr. Knox the next time
the senate meets in executive ses
sion, but if apjiears.to be extremely
doubtful if certain democratic sen
ators will consent to the confirma
tion of the. attorney general until
they have had the chance to fully ex
hibit their views about the advisa
bility of continuing a lawyer at the
head of the department of justice
who is so intimately identified with
the greatest of trusts as is Mr. Knox.
Several se.natc.rs are of the belief
that there ought to be a, disposition
of Mr. Knox's supposed connection
with the billion-dollar steel trust be
fore his nomination is confirmed. At
the time he was selected for the de
partment of justice portfolio Mr.
Knox was attorney for the Carnegie
company. Democratic senators le
lieve that Mr. Knox is a large stock
holder in the trust, and on this ac
count cannot be relied upon to en
force the Sherman anti-trust law.
The indications are that Mr. Knox's
nomination will be held up for sev
eral days, certainly until the demo
ILES AN HOUR:
OF WIND IN WEST
crats who are desirous of exploiting
his trust connections have had suf
ficient opportunity to carry out their
program. They have no idea of pre
venting his ultimate confirmation.
They could accomplish this by adopt
ing a filibuster in executive session,
but there is no desire to go to such
an extreme. The nomination will be
eon tinned in any event before the
holiday adjournment. What may be
said about Mr. Knox's alleged trust
connections cannot be made public
through regular channels for the
reason that it will have lo be said in
executive session, where proceedings
CLOSES THE PORTS
Gen. Chaffee Adopts Stringent Meas
ures to Stop Supplies to
Manila, Dec. 5. (Jen. Chaffee
ordered all ports in Laguna
Batangas provinces closed,
many supplies are getting into
session of the insurgents.
Chicago Ldve Stock Show Draws
Them Prom Agricultural
Chicago. Dec. Tt. Agricultural col
leges were largely in evidence at the
Live Stock exposition yesterday. Wis
consin had a delegation of 100 from
Madison: Illinois was represented by a
big crowd from the state school at T'r
bana: Michigan's yellow and blue
Haunted from several scores of manly
breasts: Purdue and Minuescta turned
out about fifty each, siiid Iowa's dele
gation was at least 100. The young
mm made things lively about the ex
hibits of their respective colleges.
The auction sale of the prize steer
will be held today. One commission
man has stated that be will start the
bidding at -LoO per pound, the same
price tiiat Advance, last year's cham
pion, brought. The carcass will In
disposed of to down-town caterers.
Chicago. Dec. ". Tie National Live
Stock coiiventiifh adopted resolutions
voicing its satisfaction in the fact that
a man who understands the cattle in
terests sits in the president's chair at
NEWS IN OUTLINE.
William K. Yonderhdt has been con
demned in a French court to pay l.ooo
francs damages as a result of a col
lision between his automobile and a
The twenty-second annual meeting
of the National Women's Indian asso
ciation was held in the Old South
church at Boston.
The Continental Tobacco company
has purchased the control of the Wet
more Tobacco company, of St. Louis.
The battleships Alabama and Massa
chusetts are at Charleston, S. C.
The third battalion of the Twenty
seventh infantry , has left Plattsburg
(N. Y.) barracks en refute for the Phil
Jones of Arkansas has introduced in
the senate, without amendment, the
anti-trust bill which passed the house
during the last session of congress.
Judge Baker, at Indianapolis, has
made the temporary injunction against
the Conkey strikers at Hammond, Ind.,
General A. D. Hazen. who was third
assistant jwstniaster general under
Wananiaker and Kissel!, is dead at
Washington, ageu CI.
Iant K. Salsbury, city attorney of
Grand Kapids. Mich., has been found
guilty of accepting a bribe in the
waterworks deal. -
A gang or roooers partially wrecked
the iostofrice at Port Union, O., and
got nothing. One of them was wound
ed in the explosion.
The national dog show at Birming
ham. G. B.. this year is an all-round
success. There are 1.500 exhibits.
Deputy Messabu said In the chamber
that since 1S71 France had spent 25.-
X10.000,009 francs on her army and
lrfen at Mrn. Uoninf,
Washington. Dee. ,". The defense in
the case of Mrs. Lola Ida ,Bonine. on
trial for the killing of James Seymour
Ayrcs. Jr.. introduced yesterday the
testimony of several Washington phy
sicians, including the jail physiciau.
regarding the bruises oud abrasions on
Mrs. Bonine's iKrt-on. and jdso 1'ue
state of her health at the time of the
tragedy. Dr. II. D. Frye said that he
had found twelve such braises.
31oney In Mlcliigau's Tremnrr, .
Lansing Mien., Dee. 5. The cash in
the state treasury at the close of busi
ness Nov. 30 was $1,299,935.11