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VOL.. 1,11. NO. 308.
BOCK ISLAND, LLXi., SATUKDAY, OCTOBEK 17, lHOa-TAVELVE PAGES.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
New York Walking Dele
gate Admits Per
A LAWYER IS BLAMED
Money Extracted From
Many Builders to
New York. Oct. 17. Henry Farley,
a walking delegate, awaiting- trial on
a charge of perjury in connection
with the trial of Samuel Parks, has
made a confession to District Attor
ney Jerome, asserting that the per
jury was committed at the instance
of a prominent lawyer.
Farley also detailed numerous cases
of walking delegates having success
fully conspired to extort money from
contractors and builders to avoid
strikes or have them called off.
Scrauton, Pa., Oct. 17. An amica
ble adjustment of the difficulties be
tween the Lackawanna railroad and
its trainmen and conductors lias been
reached. 4 The company made several
Steel Plant to Clone.
Voungstown. Ohio, Oct. 17. The
Ohio plant of the Carnegie Steel com
pany, employing 'J, .")) men, will shut
down tonight and remain closed until
the market improves.
OUTLOOK IS AGAIN
GLOOMY AT THE S00
Threat That There Will be Tronble
if Company's Men arc
San It Stc Marie, Mielr., Oct 17.
The guards of the power house, bend
pates and canal of the Michigan Lake
Superior I'owtr company have been
stn n.Tthened noticeably as the result
of the attitude of the 110 unpaid
workmen on the United States side.
Numbers of the nun are sifu hanging
around the works every niuht, and
Foiue are said to have told the watch
men that tey would do irretrievable
damage to the company unless they
were iaid. A letter received by an
evening papt r in this city runs thus:
"It seems very odd to us that they
enn and have paid the street car men,
the ferry men and the men or the
Canadian side of the river; in fact,
have paid every man connected with
the company except about 320 of us
here. It seems as if they were but
waiting for us to kick up a row such
as was raised on the Canadian side
of the river to force them to pay.
Some of the men. are actually on the
verge of starvation. I have over ?100
coming U me and yet cannot get food
for my wife and children for I have
not a cent in the house. It will won
be our time to do something desper
ate." Leopold Visits Joieph.
Vienna, Oct. 17. King Leopold ar
rived here today on a brief visit to
Fmperor Francis Joseph.
Cholera at Itethlehem.
Jerusalem, Oct. 17. Cholera has
broken out at Bet hlehem.
COUPLE MARRIED ON THE
TOP OF PEORIA CITY HALL
Peoria, Oct. 17. To be married over
a hund'.rea feet in the air was the hap
py lot of John Ilabecker and Miss
Susie Schaffer yesterday morning
slightly before the noon hour. The
festive pair hail from Morton and
came to Peoria in the' morning for
the express purpose of killing two
birds with one stone. In other words,
they thought that they could see the
carnival and get married on- one and
the same day.
As Magistrate Fox was sitting in his
oHiee yesterday morning after the
usual grind over law-breakers in the
police court, thinking how lie could
enlarge his personal fortune, the door
opened and in stepped John Ilabecker.
He made himself and his desires
known to the magistrate and stated
that the young lady was in the city
and very willing. He stated that he
would retire ami get the license and
cemie back to the city hall to be mar
ried at high' noon.
Shortly beftre 12 o'clock John re
turned, leading a blushing damsel by
the hand. Another pair followed
them. The lady blushingly remarked
LOSS AT ABERDEEN
Ten Business Blocks Wiped Oat and
Alnreleen,ash., Oct. 17. The most
hstrui tive l:re in the history of this
own lias wiped out ten business blocks
ii.d many n idei:ee s, eausirg a loss
of probably Sl.uNi.OCO. ot more than
one-half of the loss is covered by in
surance, f. r the reason that the insur
ance etunpanies have refused to cairy
any greater risk on account of intfam-
uial:!e material of which all the buildings-
in Alu rdcen are constructed. Kv
ry husiius man in the city is n loser
either by lire, watr. removal, break
age or loss by theft. Not anticipat
ing that the Mann s could get beyond
the lire department's control many
waited until the lire was close upon
:hem before starting t move out.
The streets were soon strewn and
littend with all kinds of material, and
the rush and haste of teams and peo
ple in every direction, caused great
confusion-. The lire started in the old
Mack building, on Hume street, owned
by Oscar Crane, which hail leen re
garded as a lire trap and dangerous
ly constructed building. It was oceu
pied by numerous single men, who
cooked their own meals chiefly on iol
stoves. It was in: a room in the third
story, wiiere the flames -started.
The lire bruncd for live hours and
caused four deaths. The dead are:
Charles I la If o, Daniel Welkster, Calvin
MeKenzie and an unknown man.
KILLED BY FATHER
Deed of Prominent Physician at
Asheville, N. C,
Asheville, X. C, Oc t. 17. Dr. J. V.
Jay, a prominent physician residing
near here, today killed his three chil
dren, aged 2, 4 and t years, using a
claw-hammer, lie then set lire to the
home, but the ilames were extinguish
ed bv neighbors.
SOME CONTRACTION IN TRADE
But There I l'alrly Well Maintained
VjIuhb of Trale, Acc-ortli'ig te
un A Co.
New York, Oct. 37. R. G. Dim &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says:
While contraction in tra'le and indus
try has undoubtedly taktn place it is
not in proportion to the reduction of
2) per cent, in pig iron output or the
reaction in prices of securities, al
though in normal years these have us
ually prnveil fairly reliable barometers.
Many I (ranches of manufacture, how
ever, are working full force, with large
orders still untilled, while the latest re
turns of the crops are most encourag
ing. Finance nnH labor are the disturbing
elements this year, neutralized very
largely by favorable commercial and
Agricultural conditions. The net re
sult is a fairly well maintained vol
ume of trade, offset by conservatism
in carrying out protected new under
takings and proposed extensions of
facilities. Railway earnings thus far
available for October are 0.2 per cent,
larger than last year and 12.7 l-r cent,
Failures this week number 20S in
the Uniteel States, against 200 last
year, and in Canaela 28, compared
with 24 a year ago.
I'eter Klliott Aeljulgel Insane.
Washington, Oct. 17. Peter Elliott,
of Minnesota, who was arrested at the
White House on the Tith insL, and who
made a violent attack upon the officers
who had him In custody, has been of
ficially adjudged insane and recommit
ted to St. Elizabeth's insane asylum.
that she was Miss Susie SebaiTer, of
Morton, and that she was tired of her
name, and desired to change it. Fox
replied that was. one of the most
pleasant duties of his office and sug
gested that they g ! the city
hall, far from the maddening crowd,
and there see the city and be made
one. P.oth readily agreed and the
party repaired to the dizzy height.
With the smoke from the distiller
ies drifting lazily beneath them, the
carnival eleeorations flapping in the
breeze in the distance, and the streets
far below thick with a throng of peo
ple going to their noon meals, the
magistrate feelingly pronounced the
words that made the pair man and
wife. As he pronounced the last
words of the ceremony the great fire
bell struck one tap the noon hour
and the party returned to the first
floor f the hall. It was the highest
marriage ever contracted in Peoria
without, exception iuitl the parties
were, high contracting' in every sense
of the word. They left the hall with
smiles on their faces and will always
remember their peculiar marriage.
SPICE IN DEBATE
Harmony of the Civic Federation
Conference Has a Lapse
for a T.in.e.
"LIE DIRECT" IS JUST AVOIDED
Union Advocate Ieelaif s a Statement
Made by a Speaker 'Untrue'
Chicago, Oct. 37. The speech of
Henry C. Hunter, commissioner of the
New York Metal Trades association,
ftarted trouble in the conference of
the National Civic Federation, now in
session here. Hunter spoke cn the
"open shop" and ele -la reel that employ
ers were hounded by labor unions un
til some of thein had Income bankrupt.
In describing the alleged rejoicing of
labor leaders over the downfall of the
Morse Shipbuilding company, Hunter
said: "The placing of this company
under the control of a receiver was
treated as a great victory by labor
leader?. At a meeting of the Central
Federated union George H. Warren, a
machinist, whose demand for $.' a tlay
as a minimum, was the last made,
said of the failure. 'We are glad of
it.' The chairman at that gathering
said it was one of the noblest accom
plishments of labor. They had threat
ened to put the company out of busi
ness if union demands were not grant
ed and they had done it."
Sa.TH Hunter Tell Mil Untruth.
Trembling with excitement, James
P. Archibald, secretary of tho Feder
ated union, rose at the conclusion of
Hunter's address a.r.d said: "The state
ment Mr. Hunter has just made in ro
garel to what hapiHMied at the federa
tion meeting Is absolutely untrue. I
challenge -on trad let ion of my asser
tion. I was present at that meeting,
and as close to the chairman as to the
man at my side. No sueliexpressiona
were used. I swear that the state
ments never were uttered by him. Mr.
Hunter is not only speaking" to this
audience today, but to millions of peo
ple. I cannot sit here ami allow such
falsehoods to go forth uncontradicted,
in the interest of the class I repre
sent." Gives Newspaper as Authority.
"The authority for the statement,"
said Hunter, "was the New York
Times. I take with a great deal of
pleasure the correction) of Mr. Archi
bald, and I am more than gbul to have
the Incident repudiated." Ati this junc
ture .7. T. Wilson, of the New York
Machinists' union, jumped into the
arena. "I want to contradict Mr.
Hunter's- statement," he said, "that
two unions were exiellel from the
Federation because they would notcall
a sympathetic strike to assist other
un'.on employes. He has been gross
ly misled. The Federation never or
dered the unnons In ejuestion to strike."
"Then what was the reason they
were xpelleel from your central
body?" asked Hunter quickly.
ARCHIBALD CHARGES TItEASOX
Kays the Expulsion Was for Making a liar
gain with the Employes.
Wilson refused to tell Hunter why
the organizations had been, expelled,
on the ground th'at he would humill.ite
their representatives in the conference,
but Archibald, who was still on the
war path, announced that he propositi
to do so. "Mr. Wilson," he said, "may
have cogent reasons for not answering
the questions, but I feel justified in do
ing so. The trades were expelled from
the Central Feelerated union because,
during negotiations' with the Metal
Trades association of which Mr. Hun
ter is a representative.that association,
by some means or other, induced those
trades to make u bargain with them
that was detrimental to the best in
terests of the gencral movement. I
want to say that I would refuse to
meet the Metal Trades association, of
New Y'ork city, simply because of its
duplicity and its smallness in its deal
ings with the men whom it employs."
James P. Moffett then interposed a
suggestion to the effect that it was
Imperative that statements made dur
ing the conference should be based on
the truth. "That basis," he said, look
ing reprovingly at Hunter, "we have
not had." Hunter, however, declared
that he could prove what he said, with
the exception of the New York Times
article, and as n result it was sug
gested that he and Archibald get to
gether in New York and have it out.
In the course of his emarks on the
"open shop," Hunter iwiid: "Besides
the condition of elelibcrate and sys
tematic reslrict.eel of output which
prevails, I believe, In some trades, and
more in others, there Is the loafing
that prevails in some of the large
shops. I saw the other day a report
recently made to the management of
one of the largest shops in the vicinity
of New York by a man who had made
a thorough investigation, of loafing in
this shop. The report showed men
asleep, others reading newspapers, two
or three men engaged on a piece of
work that one could easily perform,
and other similar acts that are com
preheneled within the meaning of the
word 'loafing.' "
Then he spoke of the assaults on
non-union men by the pickets of the
fttrikers nnd how "they endeavor to
persuade them.tipt to work... If tier
Alaska Boundary Com
mission Gives De
cision. DISAPPOINTS CANADA
Only Point in Latter's
Favor is on Port
London. Oct. 17. The Alaskan boun
dary commission has verbally agreetl
to grant the American crdidilions ex
cept that for the Portland canal,
which goes to Canada. A formal
agreement is being drawn up and will
be" rendered Monday.
Toronto. Oct. 17. Great disapproval
of and disappointment is felt here
over the decision in the Alaska boun
United Stat s Victory.
Washington, Oct. 17. The state ele
partment. officials say the decision in
the Alaska boundary case is a dis
tinct victory for the I nited States.
The effect of the decision regarding
the Portland canal is of no special
MAY OUST MAYOR
OF KANSAS CITY
Citizens Committee Proposes to See
Whether Oath is of Any
Kansas City, Oct. 3 7. Major T. P..
Gilbert ai d County Attorney .lames S.
Gibson, of Kansas City, Kan., may be
oused from office if the plans of the
citizens' committee now investigating
charges of alleged corruption are car
ried out. M. A. Waterman, chairman
of the Mercantile club and
citizens' committed which first
divulged the charges of hood
ling made against the board of educa
tion, and later starteel a right on gam
Ming and licensing of joints or illicit
"I have no hesitation in saying that
for making the statement Mayor Gil
bert did before the Mercantile club
when he said he knew of the existence
of gambling and of joints and pciir.it
ted them to run in: violation of law
because public sentiment favored them
action will be instituted to remove him
from otliee. The same applies to
County Attorney James S. Gibson."
TWO NEBRASKA STATE
BANKS ARE BURGLARIZED
Lincoln. Neb., Oct. 17. The state
banks at Fustis and Hubbard were
robbed of $1,001) and $1,100. respective
ly, early today.
Cut l.ct rurn back Immediately they
threaten them directly or by insinua
tion with bodily harm. They follow
nil workmen at work in this depart
ment to their homes: and if the tp
portunity to afault them without n&
rest presents Itself, then they assault
them. Their wives and children, are
annoyed, anel every indignity that can
bo heaped upon them Is heaped upou
Hanna Hopes for I'eace.
Chicago. Oct. 17. Senator Mark
Hanna presided at today's session of
the National Civic Federation confer
ence, and in ids address spoke of the
importance of the work engaged in
and the success in bringing together
capital and labor which at first seem
ed to him impossible.
Much, he said, was due to the con
servative element in labor organiza
tions, and he expressed hope for the
future. The future success in the in
dustrial world, the sntiator said,
would be largely guided by civic fed
eration movement. The duty t(f em
ployers was greater than that of em
ployes and the woj.k of conciliation
was a great work to be done.
In all great difficulties, political and
otherwise, compromise is the only
thing to bring success. The work of
of the federation is the work of edu
cation, and patience is required in the
work for the good of our fellowmen,
individually, and for society as a
The future success in the maintain
ing of industrial success was a great
er matter than the question who is to
be the next president. Captains of in
dustry, he said, and the other side
were only too willing to learn from
teachers whei have had experience.
Distrust preached by labor le-aelers he
declared to be an unfair proposition.
lr Thomas Home.
IJueens-toun, (Jet. 17. Sir Thomas
Lipton arrived here teIa3'. He was
greatly benefited by the voyage. '
KING WINS POINT
Edward VII Dead in Earnest About
Improvement in the Brit
MATTER CLOSE TO HIS HEART
Will Be Considered by a Koyal Com
mission of Men Who Are
London, Oct. 17. Authentic infor
mation has been obtained to the effect
that King Edward has triumphed over
all opposition iu the matter of war of
fice reform. In the first pace, his ma
jesty's determined advocacy of what
he tleeme-el vital to the interests of the
country resulted in the removal of St.
John P.rodrick from the war ministry.
In the second place, although the king
faih?d to induce Lord Ksher to bee-ome
Brodriek's suceesssor, he pressed for
ward in the direction of military re
form until now he has brought about
the appontment of a special e-omuiis-sion
with powe-rs to thoroughly inves
tigate the war office and formulate a
system of revolutionary changes.
Think Highly of Lord Kfther.
Moreover, his majesty, who could not
prevail on Lord Esher to accept a port
folio in Balfour's cabinet, has succeed
ed in obtaining the consent of his lord
ship to serve as president of the new
commission. Lord Fsher's acceptance
of this highly dithVult and important
post lias greatly gratified the king.who
considers Ksher as having emerged
from the recent inquiry into the con
duct of the war with signal distinction
and as havngshown himself the broad
est, most discerning and ablest stuelent
of militarypretbleinsof whom the coun
try can boast.
Oilier Member of the Commission.
St. John Fisher and Sir John Ardagh
are the other members of the commis
sion. Aelmiral Fisher is Great Brit
ain's most noted seaman; Maje(r Gen
eral Ardagh is a famous diplomatist
and soldier, who as director of military
intelligence during the Boer war was
one of the few responsible men who
came out of that conflict with laurels
unsullied. Ardagh's evidence before
the war commission, the inquiries of
which developed so amazing a chaos of
incompetence, marked him as a man of
extraordinary military capacity and ac
counts largely for his selection as the
colleague of Esher nnd Fisher.
GRAVE i:AVS FROM IUSSIA
Report That a MasMtcre of Armenians ATS
Next on the I'rograimne.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 17. Every town
in Transcaucasia inhabited by Armen
ians, including Erivan, Kars, Alex
nndroio, Nukha and Nakiiehevan, lias
been proclaimed in a state of minor
siege. This1 means the suspension of
the main features of civil administra
tion in oreler to give a free hand to
the military in repressing outbreaks
against 'the government" sequestra
tion of the property of the Armenian!
It looks as if Von Plehve, the. min
ister of the interior, were paving the
way for a massacre of the Armenians,
since the Moscow Gazette, the Novoo
Vreinya and esiwcially the Bessarabetz
all of which newspapers participate.!
in the crusade which resulted in the
outrages against the Jews in Kisch
eneff and Gomel are now pursuing a
similar course with reference to the
Armeniane. The Armenians are
warned by means of those journals
that persist ene-e in; opposition to the
policy of the government means that
the Mussulman i(opulationof Transcau
casia will be turned lexso to vent its
racial nnd religious hatred against the
offeueling Christian ct.
Such a course would le quite Ini ac
cord with Von riehve's latest expedi
ent for preventing a revolution of the
whole people by encouraging one na
tionality to attack another whenever a
disposition is shown to break the
peace. Fortunately, the -Georgians,
form a predominant part of the Trans
caucasiani population, sympathize with
the Armenians and have promised to
stand by them against loth the gov
ernment and the bloodthirsty Turks,
whom the government lias been groom
ing for a campaign ever since the last
WAS ALL A "MISTAKE
"Mother" Stewart, of Army and Temper
ance Fame. Still Living Full of Years,
but in Feeble Health.
Springfield. O., Oct. 17. "Mother"
Stewart, formerly of this city. Is not
deael, as reporteel. She is tlie guest
of Mrs. Marie Farnisworth. of Ilicks
vllle. O. "Mother" Stewart is ir feebly
health and is 87 years old. and ler
death is expected at any time. The
mistake was made in a telegram say
ing that Mrs. Alice B. Stewart had
died at Auburn Park. 111. The woman
who died was the wielow of a former
resident of this city.
Doctor Charged with Attelnpted Murdrp
Carhondale. III.. Oct. 17. Dr. A. C.
McGuire, of Murphysboro, HI., has been
placed under arrest charged with au
attempt to murder L. Ueuellemau,
First Killing Frost of the Season.
Clay Center, Kan., Oct. 17. The
first killing frost of this fall fell In
Cla county Thursday night. Corn wad
out of danger. ..
DEVIL IS AT WORK
Robs Mrs. Dowie, Wife of Elijah,
of $1,500 Worth of
ARMY IS ASSAILING SIN
Leader Outlines Ills Plans for Kefor-
mation of the Met
ropolis. New York, Oct. 17. The "restora
tion host. "J.tx;0 strong, under the lead
ership vf John Alexander Dowie has
gariisoned Madison Square garden and
completeel preparations to sally on the
works of the "enemy." The first de
tachment, numbering about 4O0, ar
rived early in the morning and the
reiiiain'ng trains fol'owed during the
day and eveninur. Leaving the ferry
boat the crusadtis boareled special
cars which were in waiting and pro-cevde-d
direct to the gardeu to the mu
sic of the'ir bands and the singing cf
Thief Kobft Mrs. Dowie.
The general overseer himself, accoui
paiLied by his family anel staff, arrived
iu his spee-ial train at the. Grand Cen
tral k'tatiou. where, owing to a misun
derstanding, his private cauiage failed
to meet him and lie was compelled
to go to the Plaza hotel in a hack.
During the confusion e(f leaving the
train a thief slipped into Mrs. Dowie's
reeept'ou ro:m on the ear anel stole a
r?l,."H diamond and pearl brooch.
(leurrul Overseer Restores Oreler.
From tin Plaza 1t. Dowie went to
the gareh-ii. where he restoreel order
out ef the general confusion that prt-
vaileel, anel outlimd his plans in an
interview with the newspaper men.
He- ele-nieel that he intended to raise a
fund of ?."iO,UUU.U0o while he-re and
elceliued to say whether he was go
ing to founel another Zion City here.
It is intended to begin the boiue-to-house
visitations toelay, anel the first
public serviee Avill be held in the gar
elen tomorrow. The "skirmishers"'
whe( will make the house-to-house c-an-vass
will go in' parties of various num
bers and distribute literature. They
will visit the Bowery and Chinatown,
but will not pass by the homes of the
Raftgage Market! by Crosses.
One hundred of the Dowieites who
reached the eity over the Pennsylvania
railroad were' met by a score of board
ing houekeeicTs. They were hurried
in cabs eu trolley ears to Madison
Square garden. It required more than-
ten true-ks to haul all their baggage
to this city. Some of the trunks we're
dee-eratd with small gold crosses
printed on white paper and stuck on
Commander of Colorado National
Guard is in
Denver. Colo.. Oct. 17. It was defi
nitely le-ariMMl that the charges on
which Brigadier Gemeral John Chase,
of the Colorado National Guard, has
boon summoned before a military court
next Monday are perjury ami elis
obeslience of orele'rs. The perjury is
in e-onncrioii with the imprisonment
of Davis, one of the strike headers at
Ci-ipple Creek. General Chase signeel
court papers which stated that Davis
had been rehased.
His frienels say lie elid not read the
papers carefully and committted the
act inadvertently. His enemies say
that is no excuse for the act. Chargers
against Colonel Frederick Cross and
Colonel Frank Kimball have been
formulated by Major Arthur II. Will
iams and (Jeneral Chase. They allege
that loaded wtapons were drawn by
Cross aud Kimball on Major Williams
and two orderlies.
ONE HUNDRED MILLION
WANTED FOR THE NAVY
Washington, Oct. 17. Congress an ill
be askeel to apprepriate more than
$100.(O0.0(K) this year for the navy de
partment. Tin amount asked f e(r last
year was $7!.OO0,(O0. Kepresentaf ive
Dayton, e(f West Virginia, second
member ef the ln.u.-e naval commit
tee, who is said to be Mr. Cannon's
choice to succeed Chairman Foss.
called at the navy department yes
terday anel had a long conference
with Assistant .Secretary Darling
concerning naval appropriations and
Mr. Daytedi has just returned fremi
Europe, where he investigateel the
British, Frentrh anel German navies.
He is in fav(r e(f increasing the Amer
ican navy immediately and hopes to
have at le'ast feiur or five additional
battleships pr(ideel for at the com
ing session of congre'ss.
"New battleships should be lfi,0O0
tn vessels," said Mr. .Dayton. "The
in.(M)0-toii battleships are a mistake
and as yet it has not been demonstra
Two Work Trains Como
Together on the
FIFTEEN ARE DEAD
And Forty More Are
Injured All Ital
ians. Trenton, N. .1., Oct. 17. In a cedlis
ion di the Pennsylvania road, eight
miles above Trenton, early this meirn
ing. between two work trains, at least
15 Italian laborers were killed and 411
in ju reel.
Fight boelies ami the injured arriv
eel here on a special train.
There are still seven or eight bodies
at the. scene of the wreck which are
to be breught here later.
The train bearing the laborers was
made up of four cars. twe eeaches
and two flat cars in the rear. While
the train- was standing near the Wash
ington cre)ssing to receive' orders re
specting a passenger train, it was rim
int( freim the rear by a gravel train.
The fiat cars telescoped the eemch
es. There were aheuit ISO men in the
two cars. As soon as the acedelent
happened the Italians became frantic
and maele an attempt to elo boelily
harm to the crew of the gravel train.
Worel was sent to Trenton fe(r police
assistance, but the men were finally
eiwieteel by the foremen.
The railroad authorities here are
reticent as to how the accieJent c
e'urreel, but it is believeel the gravel
train failed to see the danger signal.
TESTIMONY IS CLOSED
Arguments ltegia in the Case Aguiiitt Mil'
ler, the Kz-Iotoflice Employe, for
Cincinnati, Oct. 17. The evidence
has been cone-Juded and arguments
have been begun in the trial of Miller
and Johns for alleged conspiracy, etc.
After being on the witness stand three
hours Thursday, Johns was cross-'X-amineel
fer over an hour. His cross
examination brought out nothing new.
Miller was on the witness stand from
11 a. m. until 4 p. in. and was gen
erally coneedexl to Ik? am exceptionaIIy
strong witness for hiniself, both in di
rect and cross-examination.
He oaid there Mas no conspiracy of
any kind in his coiiuet tinn with Johns,
and that in the holding up of the or
der against Ityan by the department
Cliristiaue-y was fully infe(rmed and
agreeing, after Kyan ae-cepted certain,
stipulations. He (.Miller) had ordered
It van's mail held up after the ruling
iu favor of Byau had l(een mailed be
cause Byan had violateel the postal
laws. He said relative to the trap
laiel for him when Watsou, hidden,
took stenographic notes of his (Mil
ler's) examination at Washington, that
Watson's notes were not complete and
did not give his answers fully. Those
takent by Tullis he admitted were cor
rect. Assistant District Attorney Darby
began tho argument for the prosecu
tion. i'lrst Snow Storm.
Detroit, Oct. IT. The northern pen
insula, toelay experienced the lirst
snowstorm of t lie se'ason.
ted that the lS,(HK)-ton battleships
are a success.
"In Germany the worel has gone
f(rth that the fatherland must have.
a navy as stremg as any other power
and that cedonies must be founded to
drain off the surplus population with
out eienationalization. My impression
is that Germany is looking tej Soutli
America f(r the establishment of
the'se colonies anel will neit permit tho
Monroe doctrine te( stanel in the way
if it comes te( the test.
"They will have rS moilern battle
ships by 1910. Mere effects are being
maeie in Germany toefciy for the up
building e(f the navy than for any
other service, even the army. The
prevailing idea in Germany is that
the. new colonies, deemeel se impor
tant a part of the national develop
ment, will have to be protected by a
"Germany is making rapid naval
progress. Kngland is standing still.
France, with poor naval administra
tiem, is indulging in flotsam anel jet
sam experiments with t((rpeelo craft
and geung backward all the time."