GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1884.
VOL. I.-NUMBER 77.
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OUR NATIONAL AFFAIJ3
Sessions During Holiday Week ijCon
sequence of a Disagreement fore
to Do Than Has Been Dor.
VA.,niNiro., lh-c. I'L The bill Jiuittin
Southern Dakota into the Union ny
inea.-mre of importance that LiV1""1
Senate daring th veek, and tLi- virtually
dead. Thii Uoa.-j would h ive feuted that
till, on general rincii lc, eveif the recent
turbul-nt action of the reside of the ter
ritory, in the iuubble over i !e:ttio:i of
count eats Lid n l givtrn a rt-;nu;a.hh
pretext for non-concurring iile adinh-ion.
lloth hour.- of Cougre. ha-t nether inap
propn tUdy inaugurated a ta-ou of iace
and gutxl will, by involving" m-elve in a
Miart on the naval approbation hill, the
Anal outcome of which i- JSlicult to predict.
Mr. Ilaadall authontively declart that the
Hoae will never hack do-.n, and the Senate
ha., by i unanimoin vt:?. declared that it
Will not recede. Ill the lou-e all the Kepub
liean, with cue or two exception-,
voted on one hide and all Demo
crat on the other and in the Sen
ate, Hale, in his ch.vnpion.-hip of Senate
position, that it hu right to insist that it.-
amendment nhall be.ccordeel the courtesy
of consideration by conference committee
nnoiuted by tho otbr Uuu-e, has been open
ly vi-taimd by Sciatort Ueck ai:d II lyard,
and by the o!id l mocratic vote. Iu fact,
. the motion to send the naval bill of last ses
sion back to the lJne for action, w ith Sen
ate amendments for increase of tho navy
tacked on to it, va. nilopteel with the active
concurrence of several Senator who last
he?.- ion e mie-ey opp-ed the-e amend
ments, without one eli-Meuting voio on the
Democratic iie. Many curious enquiries
have accordingly, been ma do as t whether
tho pro-pect if the contract ealhd for and
I i 1 1 given Jut by the new administration
had anything to do with thU change of front
in favor of the 'oid tlag and an appropria
tion." Tho Senate'. refusal to adopt tha Houe
resolution to adjourn on tho LDih. to Jauury
leaven both House to sit through the
Christmas holidays, without a quorum to
transact business, and also w ithout power to
adjourn legally except from day to day. llut
then, the principle has been main
tained, as Sam. Welhr's friend said
whin h e ate three shilling's w orth of
crumpets at a sitting, and bit wont his brains
afterwards to prove that 'Crum-ts was
wholesome auJ that he wouldn't be put out
of his way by nobody."
The Cullom Inter-state Commerce bill in
the Senate and the Ueagm bill on the same
subject in the House, both go over nntil Jan.
tl, and are likely to consume many more
days of debate in that month utiles set
aide by other special orders or a question of
Of the three important treaties, the Cuban
and Porto Kica, the Nicaragua and
the San Domingo, laid before
the Senate, only one, the Nicarngnan, has
been in any way considered by that body
collectively, and thatnonly by a sort of sub
terfuge, on Senator Vest's motion to stop
Secretary Chandler's projected survey of the
proposed canal route. The Committee on
Foreign relations lias taken no action on the
resolution to disctnw the Cuban and Porto
Hico treaty in open session. It is rumored
that a majority of the committee favor a
continuation of the policy of secret discus
sion, but that there is a possibility of a ma
jority of the Senate voting for an open de
bate, hence the delay.
Suicide of a Policeman.
Chicaoo, III., Dec. 'Jl. Chas. Macouritzy,
a police officer attached to the Hansom street
station, suicided this afternoon in a bath
room at his residence on Wells street, by
blowing his brains out. His wife w as dying,
and he frequently said he would not survive
her. When told she could not live, he went
to the bath room and tired. His wife died
five minutes later. Maconritziky was once
wealthy, and sunk a fortune in WO trying to
perfect a new motive power for steamboats.
Twenty-Four Heard From.
IlsexLT, Dec. 21. The total number of
Inxlie.s recovered from tho asylum fire up to
this morning are twenty-two children and
two ml a Its. '
The people of Cleveland want street-car
fares 'reduced to three cents.
A coat nndu by Andrew Johnson in ls.'Xis
to bo on exhibition at tho New Orleans Ex
position. Hichard Van Husk irk. of IVekskill-'on-the-Hudson,
picked a bunch of freh violets
growing in the open air iu his garden on tho
John Smallworth. of Yincennr, Ind., will
nu 4.7) persons for each because they
aid ,he ooiT'd to be tarred and feathered
whenhe married his fourth wife.
The Worcester Granite company has post
el notice that no workmm will be-employed
after Jan. I etreptinc total abstainers from
intoxicatinr liquor, day or ntht.
There are more men who w ant to writer th
army than there are vaoaneU-s, and an old
reeruitin;: officer says such h always ther'sc
iu tinier of depression, loo'i.mt au 1 str.kes
Of thre samples of hnov examined in
Massachusetts two were found to h chie.'ly
luciwe. It is a ureat initake for farmers
tt allow their bet s access t t!ie laco-sj bar
rel. The Oeortrii House of llepresntativp has
imp s,.d a tat of A'Ji''hn dealer in futures
in Georgia, and reduced te tax on foreign
loan cotnp.auies to $l. The (korjia Su-
fireme Court has declined to recf.vnie or
ealiA tlie future business at all,
A market woman at Peoria, 111., avoids
paying an election Let tr-eaue !)e had read
of the Shvlock vr fortnancf s. She wa to
whe-l a man arouml th pnbhc qnare, b it
il olares that tlir0 was notiviuk' in t! f l.d
rdeit whteliuif his cl.the. and tlat he will
h(v to without them or not at all.
A Nw York woman promi-ed a by Cif
nn.ts if he wotiM run an errand f-r hr.
CMn lis return he tri d to put !iui oT
wt!i a r'tit, He picked np h r t- t cat nu
made tT with it, saying hvoid-l kf p t M.y
f(r security. V p5ie mm CMpfurri h'-oi.
but tli judt di'" rf him und rj urnl
the wonvan to pay terer th fotjf rnts.
It npprs hf t?;e r? Mri tf t Ofl.f t!ff
rn in th Pmi d St . :,j:".V. j t?-.t.
ft!tor the aw' of ? is tho riU'Vit r it mA
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A New York Cockloft Unveiled and Its
Xkw Yolk,. Dec. 21. Great excitement
wa cau.-ed at Police Headquarters the other
day by the discovery of a lot of human skulls
and bones in the cockloft of an old three
ftory building at 11 Weet Third street. Her
mau Gerdes occupies the lower tioor for a
saloon. Various tenants have had the upptr
lhors. The last one quit on Monday. The
Hoard of Health were informed of
tho existence of the bones by an
anonymous note, and Iruiector Morris
vi.ited the cockloft. He climbrd up
the unsteady ladder that led to
tlie cockloft, and holding a tallow-dip in one
hand crawled around the dark corners in a
crouched i.ition. His head accidentally
htruck a beam and down fell a decayed
kull. Ho raised the candle and antl haw
three more skulls and a lot of mouldering
bone.s strewn alon the dust-incrated be:im.
Nine more f kulls,. some perfect and some
broken, were scattered about tho tloor, and
several old human le bones were heajed in
1 nis is a fort of anatomical museum, I
i'uess," siiid tho Iuspector. Word was sent
Poliea Catain Broan to clear away tho
skulls and tther rubbish. R.fre;eant Doug
lass, of the Mercer-street Station, laughed
about the tremendous sensation which
t;rred Police Headquarters when the dis
covery was announced.
"I knew all about them last September."
he said. The ground on which the Stewart
stables stand, at Wooster and West Third
streets, used to be a graveyard. It was nil
torn up many years ago, when the stables
w ere built, and lots of relic-hunters got parts
of old skeletons. An old man, who used to
run a policy-shop at 11 West Third street, got
a whole lot of these skulls and bones and
took them up into his shop. Ho used them to
shake up the numbered balls that had the
policy tigures on them, because he fancied
that skulls were lucky."
WILKES BOOTH'S DOUBLE.
A Preacher Who Refuses to Have His
Cincinnati Dec. 21. A special from
Wheeling to the Enquirer says: Tlie an
nouncement from Atlanta, Ga., that llcv. J.
P. Armstrong, rector of St. Matthew's Epis
copal Church, of this city, from 1871 to 1S73,
but now of Atlanta, had again been publicly
declared to be J. Wilkes Booth, has created
great excitement here, not a few people
being found to-day who declare they .always
telieved there was some great mystery con
nected'with the life of tho reverend gentle
man, while on the contrary the assertion
that lie is Booth is pronounced ridiculous by
those who are most familiar with Rev. Arm
strong's history. Those who have seen Booth
say there is no doubt of a remarkable rescm
balance between the wo men, Mr. Arm
strong's face, figure, tone of voice, and above
all, his peculiar walk, being identical with
the personal characteristics of the assassin,
whilea pronounced dramatic style and rather
stagey delivery give substantial ground to
the suspicion that he was once on the boards
in tragic parts. It is thought strange that,
although Mr. Armstrong steadily maintains
he is not Booth, he uniformly refuses to al
low an examination of his neck w here Booth
had a Fear.
Crime in Indiana.
Vincennem, Ind., Dec. 21. Mary Powell,
a young girl, got into trouble at Albion, 111.,
for shoplifting. Two prominent young men
arrested her with false warrant, and she tes
tified that they tried .to outrage her. Tho
young men were then arrested nnd bound
over to tho court. Tlie authorities sent for
tho father of the girl, who lived in Mount
Carmel. He went to Albion and started to
walk home. He was afterward found dead
on the Air-Line Railroad, near Brown's Sta
tiod. His death is a myslery. Eight or ten
citizens of Albion bailed out" the girl, who
was committed to jail for stealing.
Two Schooners Wrecked.
Provincetown. Mass., Dec. 21. Two
thiee-rar.sted schooners from Portland went
ashore in last night's heavy storm in the
harbor. The crews were taken off safe after
very difficult and gallant work, by the life
saving corps. The vessels will be total
wrecks. The severe weather of the last two
days has caused many wrecks on the eastern
Germany's Addition to New Guinea.
London, Dec. 21. The Standard's Berlin
dispatch re-asserts that Germany has an
nexed a portion of tho coast to the islands of
New Gniuea. A German consul will be sent
to the South Sea Islands. Bismarck has sent
a circular to various German ministers, in
structing them to inform tho powers of these
Ijondon, Dec. 21. Tho row-boat "Ariel,"
which was hired by tho three men at Qnron-
hithe a few hours before the explosion un-
d-r the London Bridge, and was not returned
was f en off Dept ford, six miles lelow the
bridge, throe hour after the explosion.
This fuefc has ju't been reported to tho
r.cuoKH mou aih:oi.
Ktfctric lighting for railway trains is a
success n applied in England.
Montreal complains of the mild weather.
They are never satisfied up there unless the
mercury i frozen in tye bulb. It makes
them neivous to m it bobbing up nnd
The King of Bavaria has-a daily income
of 'J.7); tho King of Saxony, l,:";the
King of WnrtemUrg, l.:; the Grand
Duke of Hee Darmstadt, f7to; the Grand
Dukof Sachs n-Wetjnar, im).
Imdon tfMy mut l accredited with
having hn at leat oti emibl thing. It
bis voted the fashion of bit dancing of .
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AN INFERNAL MACHINE
BRASS VHEELS AND bUTTONS.
A Fire in a Railway Station at Windsor
Caused by Secreted Explosives
Inoon, Dec. 21. A fire occurred in the
railway station at Windsor, Saturday after
'noou, and was extinguished in Jhe ordinary
couree, without having caused much alarm.
It was found in putting things to right, that
the fire had originated iu the explosion of a
machine which was packed iu a box, sup
posed to contain merchandise. Some brass
wheels and !xttles containing explosive ma
terial were discovered in the debris. It is be
lieved that the plan w as to blow up the parcel
office, but that the force of the material used
was over estimated.
The officials are very reticent about the
Windsor railway station fice. They are in
clined outwardly to treat the affair as of lit
tle imiortance. The nature of the liquid in
the bottle found among the debris is un
known. The mixture has been forwarded to
London for analysis.
In addition to the brass wheels and bottle
of explosive material found in the debris of
the fire, at Windsor station, the police dis
covered a tin meat can filled w ith tow. The
tow is saturated with an oily, semi-congealed
substance, omitting a strong odor. In the
center of the tow is a small phial containing
sulphuric acid. The fact that the fire and
explosion occurred at Windsor has very
naturally led to sensational theories that an
attempt upon tho Queen's life was in some
way contemplated by whosoever prepared
the infernal machine. Ko tangible clue to
any such plot has, however, been developed.
Iu pursuing the investigations the police
have found all the parts of a set of clock
works and the key by which they could be
wound up. Tho machinery is American
Senator Logan Said to Have Paid Off
an Old Score.
Cincinnati, Dec. 21. A special to the En
quirer says:. Although a defeated candi
date, Senator Logan still lives. But herein
is a recital. The Forty-seventh Congress
passed a resolution providing for a commis
sion to visit South America. This commis
sion was provided with a secretary. The
latter place was a soft plum, and President
Arthur appointed to fill it Wm. E. Cur
tis, the Washington correspondent of
tho Chicago Inter-Ocean. The Commission
is now in Mexico, and Curtis is with it in
discharge of his official duties. Yesterday
the appointment of Curtis was reached for
confirmation or adverse action in the Senate.
Logan fought the confirmation, and had fol
lowers enough to recommit the nomination
to the Foreign Affairs Committee, which Is
equivalent to rejection. Now, for the caupe:
About two or three years ago Curtis was the
managiug editor of the Infer Ocean. Ina
summer jaunt he visited New Mexico.
While traveling in the country a stage-driver
with whom ho sat on the box gave him in his
rouh way the alleged attempt of Logan to
gobble the Zuni Indian reservation. This
the correspondent put iu presentable shape,
and caused it to be printed in the Chicago
paper. This gave Black Jack mortal offense
and his first chalice to get even has come in
the shape of Curtis's nomination now with
the Senate for confirmation. v
OIL TANKS BURN.
A Large Fire With Heavy Loss at
New Yokk, Dec. 21. Nearly all the oil
tanks, and several of tho refining buildings
and docks connected with Pratt's Astral
Works, on Newton Creek, Hunter's Point,
opposite this city, on Long Island, were
burned this afternoon. The fire originated
in an explosion of one of the tanks. ' The
burning oil overflowed into the creek, which
became a running stream of fire, and com
municated with other tanks and buildings,
the intense heat driving the firemen from
within working distance of the fire. All
engines that could be spared from Brooklyn
and New York were sent to the scene, as well
as fire-boats of the harbjr. Up to a late
hour the burning oil still shot up a column
of fire that was visible for miles in every
direction. The loss is estimated at $riOO,000,
which is understood to be insured under the
blanket jolicies of the Standard Oil Com
pany. Mrs. Fillmore's Effects Sold.
Bltfalo, N. Y., Dec. 21. Tho personal
effects of the late Mrs. Fillmore, widow" of
ex-President Fillmore, con? isting of a large
number of costly laces and shawls, together
with diamonds and other jewelry, were sold
at auction Friday by her executors, in order
to pay her bequests to various charities. A
fine camel's hair shawl brought but
and n $200 watch but gs..7. Larger
articles went cheap, but small jewels, suit
able for trinkets and mementoes, brought
McDonald for the Cabinet.
Washington, Dec. 21. At a meeting of
Indianians last bight Senator Voorhees nnd
all the Democratic members of the House
from Indiana being present, it was unani
mou!y agreed that Indiana was entitled to a
representation in the next Cabinet, and that
ex-senator McDonald would !e a fitting re
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Sergeant Bates, the harmless crank of flag
leariug fame, is ick and in want at Bloom
(lond Ingeroll is said to hare made
-ijo.nn from fifty lectnrc during the Inst
Mody nnd Sanfcry are aid to hate nvtd
h df it million dollar by th sale of thfir
Tho f aj Git. H oadlf , of Ohhv, lias
writ!rn to a pmtnint tt D tii rat to tm
him f"f ft I Sac in t! I'rdunrt.
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phd.j hy in tlio f Moo ht.it l'idvrrityt hs
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A HOPEFUL SIGN.
A Southern Democratic Endorsement
of Mr. Cable's Sentiments.
"A Southern Democrat" writes an ojn
ltttt-r to The Century for January, in which
he says: "I am free to confess that Mr. Ca
ble's declaration that the cause of the Union
was just, shocked me a little. It tlipped in
ahead of ex jactation; it setmed to be, at first
glance, Bomewhat rlippaut. But a little re
flection showed me that it is only a bold and i
fresh interpretation of the attitude and ex
pressions of thousands and thousands of
Southern people. For instance, is tafe to
say that there are not five hundred
thinking men in the South to-day
who believe in secession either as a
principle or a an exiedient. There are not
ten who would vote to secede to-morrow,
even though such a movement was entirely
practicable. In other words, there are not
ten thinking men in the South who feel to
day (no matter what their feelings may have
been in the hot days of war, and- the hotter
days of reconstruction) that secession would
give them any rights or advantages as valu
able as those they now have as citizens of
States that are a part and parcel of the
American Union. 1 am not giving my opin
ion merely, for that is worth little or noth
ing; I am giving the result of observation,
association, experience and discussion."
MICHIGAN BURGLARS CAPTURED.
Arrested in. Philadelphia Where They
, Gave Fictitious Names.
Two young men, giving their names as
Fred Alberts and John A. Saxby, were ar
rested in Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday laet.
It was found their true names are Prine and
Shannon, that they are from Detroit, and
are wanted in this State for burglarizing tho
jewelry s-tore of a man named Chase, at
Pontiac, and taking $;i,000 worth of jewelry.
A partner accompanied them to Philadephia
named i'Skiuuey" Garrison, who has not yet
been located. All three are known to be
members of a notorious gang of young
thieves and burglars which infested Detroit
and the surrounding country for a long
while. The gang at first numbered eight,
and five of them are at present serving time
in the penitentiary. Besides this Pontiac
burglary, they are wanted for several others
committed throughout Michigan and Ohio.
W. H. Barnum, Chairman of the National
Democratic Committee, has furnished an
"interview" to the Chicago press in which
he says in regard to Cleveland's civil service
"I told Mr. Pendleton before his bill was
passed that civil service was a "very nice
thing, but that he should first wait until the
Democrats got in power and filled the offices
with good, reliable men before he urged any
such bill on the country. Seriously, however, I
would say that there is no reason to suppose
that good, competent Democrats cannot be
obtained to fill all the offices made vacant
by the change, and I look to Cleveland's
Administration being in every sense a Dem
ocratic one. The only place where I do not
look for wholesale changes is in the City of
Washington. I think that many of the do
partment clerks will very likely be retained,
at least where they are well qualified end
have proven their ability and honesty by
A Music Hall for Boston.
Boston has in contemplation the building
of a new Music Hall, with a seating capacity
of 3,000 or 3,500, which shall be in all its ap
pointments and acoustic properties equal at
least to anything of the kind in tho country.
In this hall the great organ is to be placed,
reconstructed and with additions which, it is
claimed, will make it the largest and most
effective organ in the world.
Randall to be Welcomed.
Louisville, Ky,, Dec. 21. At a special
meeting of the Board of Trade, Friday, the
attack made on Samuel J. Randall by The
Courier-Journal, in view of his projected
tour through the South, was discussed, and
the feeling seemed to that as Mr. Randall
would come to Louisville anyway he ought
to be hospitably received. Those present at
the Board of Trade meeting appointed a
committee to invite Mr. Randall to Louis
ville. A Large Hotel Falls.
New Orleans, Dec. 21. At 8 o'clock this
morning, one of the immense hotels nnder
course of construction justutside of the Ex
position grounds, fell with a terrific crash
killing Frank Freze, of Nashville, and fatally
wounding Albert Freeze and James Carroll.
The building was thought to be unsafe and
a large gang of laborers were employed in
bracing it up. The escape of others is mi
raculous, timbers falling on all sides.
Six Bold Burglars.
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 21. Four o'clock
this morning six masked men entered Henry
Worman's house, in the suburbs, and after
gagging tho members of the family, se
cured -V 1,000 from an old trunk, and escaped.
Before the victims escaped from their Ixmds
the robbers were beyond capture. Citizens
are much cicited over the affair.
Bismarck Means Business.
Berlin, Dec 21. Bismarck, in a letter
which i made public, writes that with the
Nation supporting him. he will, despite hi
decreasing powers, fight those who would
wreck the empire And destroy it.
Vie, Dec. 21. Bloch A Co., bankf r,
suspended in consequence of a deficiency in
the lower Austrian bank. Iiabilitie amount
A French Vessel Lost.
Pari. l)c, 21. A French tort-do vessel
was ennk in the harbor nt Toulon by it storm
jatrrday afternoon. All on Rard were
Int wrrk fin Average of reuty cr4od
of frricht a day wr r hndlfd. On FrMsy
on hnndrtd cardonds wrre rr-ct irrd.
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TESTIMONY GIVEN SATURDAY.
Several Witnesses Who Testify to the
Happy Relations Existing Between
Millard and His Wife.
The evidence for the people iu the Millard
trial is all in and the proecuiian reted their
case on Saturday forenoon. The dtfene
proceeded at once, and called Dr. Pray as
the fiit witness, w ho testified that Dr. Fpiay
came to him at the requet-t of - Millard, and
aked him to,tuke charge of his wife's cae.
John W. Hoath testified that Dr. P.play
said he thought Millard hhd njisoutd his
wife: K.id he had no buspiciou of it until
LouUa Wort man told him she had been read
ing her husband's books and brlieved from
the (symptoms that Mrs. Millard hud been
poLoued. Dr. Kp.lay told me during the
trial at Ionia that I was filish to testify in
favor of a man who hud made me trouble - in
a wheat transaction.
Mrs. Hoath teMilkd the same a. her hus
band in reference to the talk with Dr. Fp
iay. The doctor said she might have died
from poisoning or something else.
Harvey Hoath swore that Dr. Kplay met
him and talked to him about the trial; want
ed to know how I was going to testify. I
told him and he said he would have my evi
Bettie Van Vleck testified that tdie was a
sister of Mrs. Millard, and that she was inti
mate with the family and liad called there
frequently; that their relations during all the
years that she had known them were pleas
ant, and that she never knew of any trouble
between Millard and his wife; had a conver
sation with Mrs. Wort man on April 27 in re
lation to a book. Mrs. Wortman said to me:
'Bettie. I don't believe your sister is going
to live, do you? I have been reading the
doctor's book and believe she lias got spinal
On the Cth of May I asked my sister if I
should not stay and help her, and she re
plied, "No, Matthew is here and he can take
care of me; after Mrs. Wortman had gone
she said Aunt Louisa did not know her
place; know the house was infested with mice
and rata; Matthew was there during inot of
the sickness, and gave her the medicine
most of the time; fixed up her victuals and
sat up with her every. night; he was very at
tentive; saw no act of unkiudness on his
Cross Heard' my sister ask what they
were giving her; she wanted me to ask Dr.
Pray to examine the powtler for she thought
there was morphine in it; showed the powder
to Dr. Pray; he examined it and said it w as
bismuth and morphine.
Helen Wortman was called, and said she
never heardMillard say he was going to give
his wife arsenic; the relations between Mil
lard and his wife were pleasant; she told me
she would rather have Matthew take care of
her than anyone else; Louisa Wortman
wanted Matthew to read a book, us it de
scribed his wife's sickness; it referred to a
Louisa Wortman testified that she did not
remember that Helen Wortman was at Mil
lard's w hen she showed resTmdeut tho book.
Did not say to Compton uuring the trial at
Ionia that I was surprised he was going to
stand up for Millard, but did tell him that
Millard did not give him a very good recom
Mrs. Jason Swore that she had been a
neighbor of the respondents; the relations
between him and his wife were pleasant.
Mrs. Peter Van Vleck Testified. Never
saw anything but wh it the relations between
respondent and his wife were agreeable,
Louisa Wortman told me on April 24th, that
Mrs. Millard's difficulty was spinal disease.
Henrietta Tasker The relations between
Millard and his wife were friendly. In a
conversation with Mrs. Millard, during her
sickness, she stated that she would rather
have Matthew get her supper than any one
else;- that whenever she was wck he was
standing by her bed sioe.
Cross Married Matthew's cousin.
Diantha Miller Have known Millard fam
ily intimately, during last j ear of her life;
Mrs. Millard's health was not good; she was
always complaining of her head and back:
never saw anything wrong bctwitn ler and
her husband; he took the best of care of her
when she wa sick.
Cros During tlie last sickness was in
Re-direct Went to the house several times
but did not g:o into the room.
William Wortman Have known accu-d
nnd his wife for twelve years; never knew
but their relations wrre pleasant: know
Louisa Wortman; had conversation w ith her
in my store in June: she wanted me to ue
my inlluencc to gt her the place a house
keeper for Mr. Millard, and also to get her
son a place in the shop; "Mrs. Millard wa
Cros Conversation took place early part
of the day; relations with Iuin were
friendly at the time; she is related to me by
D. R. Compton Ki ew defendant nnd hi
wife; Mr. Millard said hi wife's domestic re
lation were harmonious and i-?ceful: Ixeji-
sa Woitman aid to rne at tlie forme r tiial
T am surpried that you statid up for Mr.
Millard a you tlo. He is no fner.d of jour.
I would like to tdl yon what he ha said
about jou." ' Gideon Noel srid in the fleigh
gaing from Ionia after the former trinl, that
Palo would 10' pretty gfd place afte r we
got all the racal out, and they liad got ene
Adedia A. Bench Kedatior; betwn tlf
fendnnt and hi wife agr able nnd plen.?U2l:
nsie-d in ljing out 11 y ef Mr. Millard:
took the cloth- off and 5-bfd it: I did not
se-e any eruption on the ImkIj : Mr. Wort
man and defendant were rrjing; had
her hand on hi arm, nd aid he had done
all he cmld, and hd nothing to rf-grei.
Crr-eXmin'-d. When Mr Sertrnan
fin.IJle ffnd:nt were tailing hi siter
Mr. Minir Knr df-frtdant find hi wife
twelve yenr. and the re lat)u Ix-twen tbm
were friendly nd plf h-hm: wa n the boTj
aft'r Mrs. Millard died; Frank Millard fend
wife were there.
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cv.axi 'en pr;t in cofUm aivl in petting
lift in the coffin; -nt my 1 1 cd in parlor
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