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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1884.
PRICE 2 CENTS
VOL. L NUMBER 78.
BEECHER WASN'T THERE.
The Anniversary of the New England
Society at New York.
!uw Youk, Deo. 'J".'. The New Knmd
Society of New Yuri celebrated it.- scuty
ninth anniversary thi evtuing by a banud
at D Itnonico'e. Covtra trti l-iid fur 2.a,
and the L tn tact ball us u former oe
cuaioris, all decorated with nags banners,
HD'-n-r-t und r;vr plant. Kx-Litut.-Uov.
Si tew art Woodford i rt i.icti. Among tbe
distinguished !iv.-tr prrx-nt were It-n-raI
W. I. hbt fixi ui, fct-li iV. Lon of
Hriiry (,'ubot l.ud-,v, CLsuucty M. lh (.. ,
(ieneral ltoracu I'ortt-r, i'rtdt ritk K. Coti-d-rt.
I) inul t Ap;.L-t .ju, Jouh M. Fi-ke,
.YL W. (.'Mi(-r, Hon. Calvin K. Pratt, J.
1'ti nirit Morin, William L. Strong, Loui
li.i.'T.iiiy and Jmiu - J. (iooUwin. After the
c otli U td b.eti rt-mord I'tfiidtut Woodford
m.-uto a brief addrr.-3. Th regular tua.ta of
tJ. efcuin; wt-re then iu order.
A DANGEROUS MAN KILLED.
Shot to Death While in Jail for Pass
ing Confederate Money.
Ntw Oui.kvns Dee. IT-'. In M.tdionville,
just aero-; Uke l'uutch trtrain, William
FU-ita.s tendered it fifty-dollar confe'erate
note b n mall boy iu a tar iu pajnunt
for tfood-s and went home. Tho authorities
Went to recover the hk1-, but VU ita had
barricaded hU residence and nuuhs h
dt-iralu rera-tanee with a .pitchfork.
A number of hots were tired into the build
ing, but hw la-Id the fort tvvt -uty-four hours.
(a the way to j ilt FU-it u .swore he would
kill every one en0':tt-d iu hi- arrest ukju his
release. The threat had their euYct. On
Sunday nuht a crowd surrounded the jail
und .shot the prisoner to death. He was
dan.'erou and overbearing, and had shown
symptom- of insanity, lie killed a man a
Jeirtt'o, but was aeuitted.
Mrs. Stald's Murderers.
Toljci, ()., Dtc. SI. 1Kb ctives who were
pat on the track of the murderers of Mr,
(iotlieb Stahl. the old lady found strangled
in er rahMn iu this city, have arretted Law
ru :a Kin:,' and his attner, (i. W. Jackson,
a they clam? to have ytnl grounds for fus
Iiectini them of complicity in the crime.
'1 heir U-hef is that but two men were con
cerned in the murder, a.s two t;!a.v-es of beer
had bee.n drawn and were left untouched on
the counter. A ear ao Mr. Stahl was
robbed of l,lUO, and no clue to the robbers
was ever obtained, 'ihe authorities think
that whoever commuted the lirst crime are
guilty of strunIin' the old woman.
Fish-Hooks and Horse-Medicine.
LoNrxf, Dec. -J. The aliened dynamito
plot to blow uj thy Windsor railway station
tarn out to be u ludicrous-mistake on the
part of th io!ic. The fragments of the so
called infernal machine with American
ctx-k-work attachments have bf-en examined
ty Col. Majendie, chief injector of txplo-eive.-,
who reports that they are parts of a
patent hhiui:-tac:de. The tin cans said to
have contained dynamite h avj been found
to Ih) harmless, having been Idled with ordi
nary oil man'.s paint Thj bottle which the
police hs.mt U-d was liiitdwith nitro-1-, cerino
contained a patent horse medicine.
. Storey's Will Aairt.
Cnic.vfio, Dec. 1"-. 'Lhe controversy over
the arrangement of the estate of the late
Wilbur 1 Storey, was renewed this morning
before Jude Knickertocker, in the Probate
Court, in the shape of a motion to probate
thu document of August K, 17,J. alleged to
be the will of Story. Mrs. Lnreka Story
presented u petition pniyingthat the will be
admitted to probate. After hearing nra
mvtits JuJs'e Knicktrboeker denied vhe
prayer of tne petition, also restatiuj; the rea
sons for refusing to adxiut the ll will to
Huf.me.i, Ind., Dec. This morning as
pa-ener train No. I, on the West Baltimore
tt Ohio was passing a lon siding near here,
the dining car and two sleeping cars jumped
from the track and overturned. The dining
car caught tire and was entirely consumed.
Two of its occupants were severely, but not
Heriou.-ly burned. Several others were more
or less burned. The occupant of the sl-.ep-ers
were thrown from their births in one
confuted mass, bat none seriously injured.
The loss is estimated at lU3.
The Trouble Settled.
Nx v OiiLF.ANS, Dec. 2. The trouble be
tween Samuel Mullen, chief of the installa
tion department of the World' Exposition,
and the exhibitors, has been settl d to the
satisfaction of the latter. The Board of
Management h is a; pointtda committee to
investigate all complaints, and where a real
irrievanco exists ;i report will be made 1m
mediately to th. mmameat. The Hihibi
( furs' Association has ratified this agreement.
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A Schooner Vrecked.
I5idifkoui. Me., Dec. A schooner
loaded with pine sUbs, snppi.)si to be an
Kiulish vessel, went ashore on the beach of
p.n island half a mile south-east of the life
Mvio statu'n at Ih.hh-tord p(Vl, durin.; lost
rU'tit, and i n total wr.'Ck. She lw boUom
up, with a portion of her riiriru ui t spjrs
Ctinuiif ti her. It is uppo- d all h.inds
were U.'st. She is about one hundred tons
ir in Baltimore.
lUrrtMonr. D. '.J. The ftirtntnre fac
tory of Irraham v Schmidt, on South Caro
Jim street, vva.s parti ally destroyetl by fire
t 'is eTetinu: loss. "v.'.V4: insurance. $11. -v-.
Th ci.mI of several tinr.s d.itl(; hui-n-ss
adjacat to th factory wer? slightly
iun.'C'd by water. Cap?. William Dunn, of
True' Company No. 1, w- b uy mj-ired by
I 'in struek on t!u head hy falling tn)ards.
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Minister Lowell at Dinner.
I,npo, D-c. A Jmiu r was u-iven to
'fAiht at C-i:uhrMr' in c-Jebrat t rti oi tlie
it hnndi-iHldi anniversary of th found Warn
of .. IVter's . . l iut. d Stab-- Minis,
r L.e.veU, auvt k'ro'e A.t-rt. th i)d.-tu
of rnnfoDl' W s were amoiu th
sp-ak-r d the eveti.i'tf.
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THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
TOPICS OF VARIED CHARACTER.
A Reconciliation of the Two Houses
PossibleAn Alabama Claims Decision-Other
Washington. Dec. With a little for
bearance both Houses of Conjre can now
extricate themselves from their awkward
prtdictraent with regard to the naval appro
priations bill. The Senate yields to the
house by abandoning all its amendment,
looking to the reconstruction of the navy,
but maintains its principles that appropria
tions thould be made on the basis of the es
timates for tliis year, "not on tle of two
years ago. If the House on Wednesday
will waive its tacit understanding that
110 business should be transacted till Jana
u.ary f. and piss the Senate substitute, which
is the bill the Houmj itelf passed last ses
sion, and no factious ipuestion is raised as to
the presence of a quorum, both Houses can,
adjourn over the holidays with the honors
pretty evenly divided.
The chief signal ollicer reports the wrecks
of several vessels on the North Carolina
coast. The weather is bad and a very high
sea is running. Among the vessels mentioned
is tho sloop Vim, of Portland, Me., bound
for Jacksonville, Fla. The crews were all
Immediate Payment of Those of the
First Class Ordered.
Washington, Dec. 12. The Court of Ala
bama Claims certified to the Secrttary of
State, for immediato payment, all judgments
of the first-class for actual damages by Con
federate cruisers, rendered up to November
0. The total amount, including judgments'
previously certified, foots up about three
million one hundred thousand dollars.
Nearly all theso first-class cases have now
been disposed of, either by vttual trial or by
adjudication on controlling points of law.
The court is now hearing the second-class
cases for war premiums paid, which, under
the law, can only be Fettled pro rata after
the first-class claims are paid, and indica
tions are that tho fund will be sufficient to
yield them fully TjO per cent, of the amount
Mr. Lymari Resigns.
Washington, Dec. 22. U. D. Lyman, Sec
ond Assistant Postmaster General, to-day
tendered his resignation to take effect on
the olst inst. Postmaster General Hatton
has written Lyman a very complimentary
letter expressing high appreciation of the
ability and fidelity he has displayed as a
public officer. As stated in these dispatches
several days ago, Lyman expects to take a
position with the Bell Telephone Company.
Col. William lh Thompson. General Super
intendent of the Railway Mail Service, will be
nominated by the President fto succeed Ly
man, and it is thought that John Jameson,
Assistant General Superintendent of the
Railway Mail Service, ,will succeed Col.
Concerning Imported Rags.
Washington, Dec. 22. The Secretary of
the Treasury to-day issued a circular modi
fying all previous circulars respecting the
importation of old rags. The new circular
provides that no old rags, except those afloat
on or before January 1, 18jO, on vessels
txnind directly to the United States shall be
landed in the United States, except upon
disinfection by boiling in water for from
two to four hours, or subjected to the action
of confined sulphurous acid gas.
Iberia Parish Rioters Indicted.
Washington, Dec. 22. Private dispatches
received here to-day state that the United
States Grand Jury in New Orleans has in
dicted the leading participants in the Lor
cauvillo election killing affairt in Iberia
Parish. La., which forms the chief basis of
contest filed by Wm. P. Kellogg against
Gay as representative from tha Third Lou
isiana District in the next Congress.
Washington, Dec 22. The House com
mittee on posoffices and post roads, as soon
as an opiortunity offers, will report favor
nhlr a bill extending the freo delivery sys
tem to cities of 10,0W inhabitants and to
postofiices where the yearly receipts aggre
Choctaws vs. The United States.
Washington,, Dec. 22. The Court of
Claims to-day began consideration of tho
claim of the. Choctaw Indian Nation against
the United States, involving about nve mil
The Great Corn Crop of Illinois.
SriiiNOFiELD, tDoc. 22. According to the
report of tho Illinois Board of Agriculture,
the o "gregate corn crop of the state for 188-4
i 2i7,.V.r.2 bushels, and exceeds the crops
of the three preceding years by 2O.OA)f000 to
.Tn.'V.OfiO bushels. The area was r.,lS,8rj
acre, winch U tes than that ofanypreced-
. ia( Tl. ,:u 1,
ing year mre ii.. 1 or ier?if? jieii
thirty-three bushel pr acre, which exceeds
iho riidd iff firre of nnv vrar since l$7'2.
excepting the crops of ls7." and h7.. The
rpm:r r.rice received bv the farmer is re
ported to he !". cenU a bushel, making the
value of the entire crop -mi,.ii.i.-.v, wmcn is
mallrt rfturn to the producer of anr
corn cr p given in the State during the pat
twenty )car, excepting in In'., 1872, I
and l7. ihe crop is onnd nml of snperior
q";diy, and ha be n gathered and stored in
good condition. The low price of the crop
hi induced farmer to hofd thrir grain a,
far as their means will permit.
Nr'v Yon ft. Dec 22. Th fVranion Bank,
at Scrtnton. Mi-. nd H. Krbs A Sn,
g ht iI s?orf rt th am phc?, t.nip mvl?
ajiigv,;'tit'. Th S'rntrt hfinx w pri
J.Hir-j!i, of NVw ()f!in, nnd mnag-d
ty II. K. Krpb1, th H. h vie c"n ih
A Wealthy Mah Froffrt to Dath.
Mn.VrTT. Mich., D-". ?. 1hne
k4l 7'l y"f, si p-dt!.j? r'i-h
ti'i' rtnrr, f trf-.J ? 5 fr'?ri th I bi
lfs f If irTr f-To nil- !is),t
K3 t 'ij. ii n. ssl-.fiir afiJfin l?
f r.-i fc rj f ilffll h.
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MONTREAL'S ICE CARNIVAL.
The Executive Committee Announces
a List of its Attractions.
Mo.MHtiL, Dec. 22. The cold snap ha$
disix-lled all fears that the ice palace will not
be built in time through lack of ice. The
executive committee have issued an official
program. Among the prominent' features
will be the opening of St. Helena
Island boulevard, the unveiling of a
mammoth ice lion, a skating tourna
ment for the chamrionshin of America.
Biiow-tdioe attack on the palace defended by
a garrison, trotting races on the ice, an in
ternational curling match, etc. During the
carnival week special tickets will be issued
to strangers only, giving admission to every
thing foin? on at the Victoria rink. A larce
number of New Yorkers have already secured
accommodations for the carnival session,
u Inch opens on January 2..
A Juror Sick Again.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. 22. The Holcomb
murder trial adjourned till to-morrow owing
to tho sickness of one of the juryinen,Georg
Page. The other jurors were removed to
different quarters. The ieople are becoming
superstitiousoverthecase and say the trial
will never be concluded.
The defense had eighteen witnesses here
this morning and some on the way from
longdistance. They 'hope to go on with
the case to-morrow. 1'age was taKen sick
late Saturday night. Yesterday he had
fever, and this morning Dr. Williams, came
into court and stated that he was not able to
be in court to-day, but it was possible he
would bo well enough to sit to-morrow.
Four members of the jury visited Judge
Gridley yesterday and protested against
staving in the quarters now occupied by
them. The judge ordered them sent to a
new hotel, where Mr. Page will be taken as
soon as he is able. Judge Gridley stated
this morning that he had instructed the
sheriff to get some place for the jury other
than a hotel, as soon as possible, as he did
not want them in a public place.
A Gasoline Tank Explodes.
South Fkamingham, Mass., Dec. 22. At
1:40 this morning while Bradley Childs, man
ager of the Odd Fellows' block, was filling
a gasoline tank in the cellar, the gas ignited,
an explosion . followed, p.nd windows were
blown out, partitions broken down, show
cases smashed, and a large stock of crockery
destroyed. Twenty feet of the rear brick
wall was moved four inches. Childs was
badly cut about the head and his hair vras
burnt off. Two boys seated in front of tho
building were thrown to the opposite side of
Opposed to Secret Societies.
Paris, Dec. 22. Tho attack on freemason
ary by Catholic Church authorities has been
renewed. The archbishop of Paris has
warned the clergymen of his archdiocese of
the evil effects of secret societies and has
instructed them to use, every endeavor to
prevent their parishioners from joining the
Hard Times in Canada, Too.
Ottawa, Dec. 22. This morning 0. J.
and William Wilson, whose bank at Earl
ville closed last Friday, filed an assignment
for the benefit of their creditors. They put
the total assets at $00,000, and the total lia
bilities at $107,000. Their failure is a bad
one, as it will distress many farmers and
poor people who left small cavings there.
TRADt AND FINANCE.
New York. Dec. 22.
Money loaned at easy ratea and closed at IY
per cent. Exchange closed quiet nnd lower at
4.814.a$; actual rates 4.80ih80?i for 60 days,
and 4.&ll4.8t?4 for demand.
Governments closed firm; currency 6'a 128 bid;
48 coupons 123 bid, 4'j'h bid. Pacific
railroad bomls closed as follows: Union firsts,
113 to 114; do. land grants 10C)lt: do sinking
funds. 113 bid: Centrals. 112I J to 113.
New York. Dec. 22.
Flottr-DuII but etfwlr: anporfine, $2 302 85;
round hoop Ohio, $2 75? 4 W; city mill extra,
I2-VjU30; Minn, extra, $2 CWi 2 85; Southern
flonr onit: common to choice extra S3 WWt .5 45.
Wheat Opens dull and irregular, cloinjf
about steady and without material chnntre. Hpot
lots quiet, closing at about yesterday' price.
Spot sah4 of No. 2 rod state at KJVic; No. 2 rod
winter bOliH3 and un;rradl winter rl at 68$
Sir; No. 2 rod. January, HOej 'Wc; do February,
821:. s;te:do March SUVi Hl'ic.
Coax Out ions were only in moderate inquiry
but firm, and closed nt an n Ranee of !Ule. the
latter in Dteembor. SiKt lota strong at '-twic
higher. Spot sales stro-.g and UCe higher.
S;K)t sale of No. 3 at IS' tc; steamer mixed De
cemlxT at 52 4 Ci 53c; do January, 4sc; do Febru
()ts Options dull and irrcular. closingabout
st"nly. spot lots irregular; o.2 mixl Helow
er: No. 2 white 4c liiehr. Slt sale of No. S
white state at 3"c: No. 2 mixed do at 33lic. No 2
mixed December. 32;ii33c; do January, 334c,
do rehrnary, 3.c but.
It krlet Quiet; two rowodstnto, 7o75c.
roRK-Dnll; nw moss. 2 212 50.
LRT Firm but quit: $7 7 10 cash; Janu
arv. S'ii" (10; February, $7 05 7 t.
Hrmn Dull: fair to good refining. 4!ifl4,;c.
Hctttr Dull: Htaie. ir.i '2.V; W.torn. WiVk.
lvis-Qaiet; State, 2sSU.".c; Wwtern, 280
Grand Rapids. ,
Telivirax Orncx. Dc. 22.
GaiN-Corn. TrfV. Oatu, 252Sc; retail 85c.
Whmt: Clnson. 72: rl long U'rry, l; short
Wrv. 72. ;A Urn. .VXi .W.
Ftntt anh "Ff.ei Iatry, l S1wholyvl:$5 00
rofnil; itpnt, $5 30 wholnle, tt (I) retail; mid
dlinir-. ir ton. 00 wbleah, $1 OJ) t cwt
l!rn. ir ton. $13 (1 whnlooal; xrcwt.
Ml and fel, it ton. $J0 U) wholesale; l jlOprr
rnovTsiON If. tr t'-d. rft 5i, Veal
hm'D U). scarr. lmti $ (itrt Mh mutton, II
li.$5. Drrrtl hog. $4 Soft J it Fork: lVr bhl
mf. tH (: l.nm. llu(V; nhonllr. Witc
pmokpl bt-f, IV; Iwrfn. 124c. lanl: Tiprcm,
ItrrrvR A5r (aTF-Itattr: Tn1 r.d jar
Hv ivj crmTT. tnt. T-f. Ch'": 124.
I'ovi.TRT Fowls: Drfortl, l(il.V. TnrVfy,
drh 1'il1r. lhj k. JrM 1imI(.
'-fS -Frrh. I"'. ?V; V !. 3V
VrorTPi.r'i-l,.tAtir: 2'r, Onion: lVr
n. 3. ( 'r jr t nrdrl. i.4fiiXni.
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Fnr'i FRrir- Ar 1 1- tt bn. Jilv..
11 t --Whit rloTr-r, 12 4c; drk, i',e; !rair
HU T - Htt trl, It 2; Sir.a', tt
Hr e' -timotry, ) Tj.flovf, $4 ?i4
ri t..tv ri I in
.,rJ l5 ijry fjid- mt; Vil-, 3it;rlf
tt'ijv-; fail j i-We. t-iV-; H ,nt t'ba.
4 t "if?; o. tU r-t wH.4t$ ftVi
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THE MILLARD CASE-
Continuation of the Testimony for the
Defense Dr. Wood, of this City,
Testifies as Expert.
The Deputy Sh riff iounded the t'avtl and
calhiJ the Kent Circuit Court in t-eion at
81) 3etrday momins:. The defense called
Mrs. Jomj;tou to the stand, who tetiried:
Ou tho day Mrs. Millard died, Matthew
eiole of goiu after the doctor, and he
gaid: Don't leave me, Matthew." There
was talk about embalming the body.
Cross After the body was laid out I went
home, got my husband and returned to Mil
lard'. There were a great many others
there, among them Frank Millard and his
George Chandler testified Worked for
Matthew Millard in his etore; 'their rela
tions were perfectly pleasant; was not
there . when frhe died; in the
evening had talk with Millard about netting
casket and shroud for his wife from Detroit;
he wanted me to get some one to go after it
or go to Ionia and telegraph for the burial
outfit: he said that Bade had helped
him acquire the property that he had
and now that ehe is dead she
should have as good a burial as money
could give her; in about a half hour later,
after thinking the matterover, I advised him
not to do that on account of the gossips there
who would misconstrue his motives, and if
Sade could speak she would not want him to
do it; he did not say what he would do then;
went over to Jeffreys to see what ho had in
stock for a burial outfit; heard Mr. Graham,
Frank Millard and the men employed in the
shop say that there were rats iu tho foundry
and engine room eating the tallow and flour.
Defense wanted to show that ioison was
used to kill these rats, but the evidence was
objected to and sustained.
Cross I took charge of getting matters in
readiness for the funeral; did not have any
talk with Millard about the gossip which
was being talked of him, and which I
gave as a reason why he should
not send away for the burial outfit;
Millard did not tell me to go to Jeffreys and
look after a coffin. He wanted to buy his
outfit in Detroit.
Frank Millard, brother of accused Have
lived in Grand Rapids since July last; went
to the bank on tho Monday before her death
and saw him fixing poison ou crackers for
mice; the paper was marked arsenic with a
lead pencil; went down to the house about 8
o'clock with my wife; in the room was my
mother and my mother-in-law: that evening
Matthew said he had Jeffreys fix Fome fluid
to embalm the body, but could get no one to
doit; he said he wanted to preserve the body
until he could get a burial outfit from Detroit ;
he said there was more of the fluid than he
wanted to use, and if the quantity were re
duced and strengthened it would answer just
as well; he wanted me to go over to the bank
and get some out of the safe; he said in re
ply to my inquiry that what he gave me
would do if I nad it; I took it out of my
pocket and poured it into thelottle; we then
went to the body; I held the cup and he in
jected the fluid once into tho mouth and
twice into the rectum; we poured from the
bottle three times; I stood by the head of the
corpse and steadied it; he used a syringe
with a metal tube and a rubber ball,
the syringe took about all there was in the
enp; before injecting into the rectum Mat
thew turned the body over towards the face
on the side; I then poured out more of the
solution into the cup; I went out of the
room and left him in there; don't know
what he did; did not see any one about the
house when I went away.
Re-direct The bottle containing the solu
ution was a plain round bottle about six
inches high; wore the same vest over to
Matthew's that I had on when he gave me
Vena Etteman Was not present when
any conversation took place between Matthew
and Mrs. Wortman about having an exami
nation: Mrs. Millard said she did not want
Mrs. Wortman there, preferred to have
Jacob Graham testified Worked for Mil
lard as engineer in 1882; got some poison
from him; the rats were eating the tallow in
the engine room: was present when the
body was exhumed.
I Mrs. Millard, mother of respondent called
Remained in tho sitting room most of the
while; remember of Mrs. Tasker coming to
me and asking me if anything could be done;
some of those present asked me for spools to
put under the windows; Mrs. Menier asked
me if I was going to stay all night; I told
her I was; Mr. and Mrs. Place came in
through the kitchen; Mr. Chandler then
spoke and said there is nothing more for me
to do and I guess I will go; it was quite
chilly and I told the watchers they had bet
ter come and sit in the kitchen as there was
n fire; after we sat in the kitchen awhile Mr.
Millard came in the sitting-room door; after
a while we proposed that Matthew
go to bed; I retired shortly after Matthew
did; don't remember of any supper leing
prepared that evening; tho corpse was laid
the next morning and did not retire again;
do not know of Mrs. l'lacc s going into the
Cross-examined Am the mother of the
respondent; was preterit at tho Circuit Court
during the former trial every day; this is the
first time I have testified; wa at home when
I heard of Mrs. Miliar d's death; it is my re
collection that when I fir.t went in I passed
riirht through the sitting-room into the par
lor: Iiettie Van Vlecki a sister of the de
ceased: the corpse lay in the parlor on the
west side of the room; it wa lying on a
couch; the: bead was inclined a little to the
Frank Millard, cro-f xamined Wa not
present at the post-mortem examination; I
don t remember of having any talk ftDout
this crime prior to the post-mortem fxamin
Hattie Menier-Aked Mr. Millard to gfta
preparation for the face, and he said it wa
not rKceary. as h had applied something;
I iniU-d and he got ome prrparation.
Ioa Millard I am tl daughter of Mr.
MilMrd; had n talk with Ivuia Wortman;
the asVed how I would like her for a mother.
Dr. William We-! Have lired in thi
city ince Jur.e, 1-4; crsdaMed nt th Mirh
isui V'nivf ritr In l-.'; harp had a gfnrral
prfiic in rnr-didrt and pnnyrr.
Hrr Ju'!fc-r Marion read th hTpotbetil
rpetion fo which th d-vtof rptifd: I
tnn!d think t? j:r!; tm hat dTK.
nl Inilictod tMt h w nrnr.! frtn
lrhtn!?.n of tK i ir. Vin in th t. rr h
tndicati of arrstd p netting anJ
ptrsnn wot)!,) inrff-a- it: rv,Jiv
i i a jmvv-n f arf-rsicd p-i ia
at stc.mrl itTnin; $ a b-mor.r
t? n tip i ann; a l-nniH .fi; rvttttn!in of
r, Y.?d tiif.c-d 1 tivri h-r'h prd
?r,vtHff tt iH V'l
Mi!'rT tjv'j-f.'p nAiriin- rtt itnta.
himself, but the more he quetdioned him the
more confuted aivd perplexed did Mr. Mitch
ell become until he was glad to let th doctor
The evening .session was devote! to more
expert testimony, Dr. Vaughn, of Ann Arbor,
being upon the stand. In answer to the
hj pothetical question he gave it us hi t opin
ion that death resulted from natural causes;
where white oxide of arsenic has been found
in the liver in feuSicient quantities to have
produced death, and no arsenic was found
in the muscles, it would be to me conclusive
proof tliat the arsenic was not administered
during life; in all caes coming under my
observation, and about which I have read
where death was caused by; arsenical poison
administered a short time before death, traces
of arsenic were found in the brain; the
large amount of arsenic found in the liver
and tho finding of none iu the brain would
h ad me to think the ioison was administered
after death; have made experiments upon
dead bodies to see to what extent arsenic in
jected alter death would be diffused through
the system; experimented upon a mu&krat;
injected fifty grains of arsenic in mouth and
rectum; put rat in pine box. buried it, and
after twenty-five days took it up and exam
ined the organs; arsenic was found in liver,
lungs, kidneys, intestines, heart and brain;
used syringe as near like the one used by the
rejondent as near as I could from description;-
also made experiment upon human
body: u-ed teaspoonful of arsenic about 75
to 100 grains; found arsenic in
liver. kidneys, intestines, heart,
brain, etc., after 125 days; when I' made the
injection at the mouth pressed upon bulb of
syringe forcibly, and some of the solution
came through the nose; some arsenic would
thus adhere to the brain, the partition be
tween it and the nasal passages being so
thin; know of no case where the liver could
accumulate fifteen grains, administered dur
ing life, or any sufficient amount to cause
death, where arsenic would not be found in
the tissues of the leg, and in the brain; if
from ten to fifteen grains of white oxide of
arsenic were given a short time before death
a small trace might be found in the stomach
after 12o days.
Cross-examined The longer the time
arsenic liad. been administered the more
chance it would have for getting into the
system, and a larger quantity would appear
in the brain; a trace is any quantity which
can be detected by sight and is unweighable;
the smallest weighable quantity is one
1,320th of a grain; if white oxide of arsenic
is administered during life the smallest
quantity known to cause death is from
2 to '2)4 grains; if eighty grains were
r:iven to a person before death I wrould
find a trace in the brain; would find a trace
if four grains caused death; have examined
one human brain for arsenic and found a
trace; arsenic was found in the brain of de
ceased bodies for the first time to my knowl
edge in 1875. The prosecution said he wished
to recall the witness in the morning and the
court adjourned until 8:30 o'clock to-day.
A Heavenly Visitor.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. 22. A shock was felt
in this city about 10 o'clock Saturday night,
which was then attributed to an earthquake,
but which has since been proved to have
been caused by the explosion of a meteor, or
a?rolite, several reputable persons having
reiorted seeing the fiery visitor. They also
say they distinctly felt the shock. James
White, who lives eight miles South of the
city, says he saw the flash and heard the ex
plosion, and that a sulphurous smell was
perceptible for several minutes after the ex
plosion took place. The meteor came from
a southeasterly direction.
Telegraphic reports from Coldwater, Al
bion, Sherwood and elsewhere report similar
Wooxsocket, R. I., Dec. 22. All the ma
chinery of the Manvillle mills started up
this morning, but only the operatives in the
carding and spinning departments, with six
weavers out of six hundred, responded, so
it is thought a shut-down will again take
place this evening. The weavers seem united
m their demands and will not return to work
if a cut-down is persisted in.
Railroad Smash-Up in Ohio.
Xenia, O., Dec. 22. A misplaced switch
caused a collision between the Pan Handle
west-bound express and a heavy freight train
just arriving at C o'clock this morning. The
engineers and firemen jumped from their
engines. Several freight cars were badly
broken. No one was seriously hurt.
Restriction, Not Prohibition.
Berlin, Dec. 22. The West African con
ference to day adopted the committee's re
commendation for the restriction, but not
the prohibition of the liquor traffic with the
Congo and Niger regions. The conference
then adjourned until after the holidays.
Another Oil Tank Explodes.
Newark, X. J., Dec 22. Shortly after
the workmen quit work at the Union Oil
Company's building, Neptune Rvenua Rnd
Newark Hay. to night, one of the small oil
tanks exploded, setting fire to the building.
The damage was fU.',0U0; insurance not
Seven to Six.
New York, Dec, 22. At a cocking-mtin
held in the outskirts of Jersey City to-day
letween birds belonging to well-known
New Yorkers and reidc-nts of New Jersey.
113 battles were fought for f -V a d and
2T0 on odd the fight. New York won by a
score of seven to Mt.
Amsterdam. N. Ym Dec. 22. The employe
in Sanford t Son's Urge carpet mill truck
to-4Uy in consequence of a ten-pf r cent, re
daction in wages. Titer will bold a meeting
in Tottf r's Opera Houe at ? a. m. to-mor
row U conidr tieir future cour.
Sentenced to Death.
Lnrsir, Dec. 22. In the Snpreme Court
to-day th nnarchMs Reind-rf, Rce-chlrr
and Rt:ph wer entei5c3 to deMh. and
Ftdhmann and HoUhaner to 10 year im
prinmeTit at hard IabT, TUinrach, Soehn
gt n and FclinPT wer ar-juittd.
A Steamer Sunk.
NnfcTAt Va Dec, 22. Jai5 Modify, ft
trxnf-r tfarorr e.f th New York, Phi!-
d;!r!aa A "SorUW TUuravl. rnfik at the
Artr M Csp OirlM City, t-daj. No
-nn datni wa el-rn, Ji:7vrrf and t-h
r?l will t r--. i ..l at or:r.
IB'acJrx Oia-co Up.
i tinal ljttwal wa Wl l lo-n:.gM. at hir!
! t-rd.;Ar-- trrr ljd:Hr T?;?raf f !fe.
n,t Jvih ihl t H'vrh-ift.rj tn".rtVf
On fctor will b open every wzmig
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