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All Here —•
. And All Clean
EIGHTH YEAR, NO. 91.
PICTURE MACHINE
MAN IS ARRESTED
CHIRRED BODIES
OF 98 IRE
RECOVERED
AT LEAST 100 MORE CORPSES LIE
, IN GHASTLY HEAPS ON FIRST
FLOOR OF BOYERTOWN OPERA
HOUSE.
IDENTIFIED DEAD.
Alice and Mary Kotfiiel, of Potts
town; Mis Geo. ilonilc, of Boyertown;
Mrs. Decker, of Uoyertows. with her
three young children; Mis. Lcldy, Boy
ertown, with her rtv** children; -Miss
Fag ley, Pottstown; Win. Moyer and
throe children, of Boyertown; Uura
Ghtm, Boywtjjwn; Mrs. A'la M. L* Moy
er, Boyertown; Anna l-cidy, Boyer -
Maggie 1* fevre, Boyertown; Miss Lel
l‘". •' ’ ■ • >' 1 ' " " ' ’
town, Mrs. Frank Cullen, Boyertown;
Lulu t*agley, Boyertown; Mrs Daniel
Gabel, Boyertoan. Daniel Kramer,
Boyertown; Mrs. Daniel Kramer anJ
daughter. Dottle, Boyertown; F red
Gottschall, Boyertown; Mrs Fred Gotl
schall, Boyertown; Elisha Relnert, Boy
ertown, Harry Toms, Boyertown; Mrn.
Harry Belnardt, Boyertown; Mrs. Geo.
Romlg, Boyertown; Herbert Godsehall,
Boyertown, Mrs. Herbert Godachall,
Boyertown; Henry Btndrr, Boyertown;
Blanche Hochl, Boyertown; Mabel
Heeiil, Boyertow’n. Ellen Godachall,
Boyertown; Jrfabet tiraff, Boyertown;
Mrs. J. J. Bee her, Boyertown; three
children of Mrs. Becher; little Rader,
Boyertown; John Radei, Boyertown;
Chas Leyer, Boyertown; Daniel Krause.
Boyertown; Morris Anderson. Boyer
town; James Anderson, Boyertown;
Mrs. James Anderson. Boyertown; two
children and Mr .and Mrs. Anderson,
Boyertown; Mrs. Carrie Weand Boyer
town; Franklin G. Leidy, Boyertown.
A Foreman. Boyertown, Mrs. Fore
man, Boyertown; Chun. Lowery, Boyer
town, Jotinlo Ktttiae, Boyertown, Mrs.
Mary Tabor, Boyertown; Mary Forc
tnan. Boyertown; Mrs Harry Foreman.
Boyertown; two children of Mr, and
Mrs. Foreman. Boyetown; a daughter
of Amos Engle; Clarence Haltsman.
Boyertown; May Bauman, Boyertown;
Mrs Ephraim Johnson. New Herlln
vljle, Mrs Amos Hartman. New Ber
linviile; Miss Johnson, u daughter of
Mrs. Ephraim Johnson; wife of Dr.
Francis. New Berllnvllle; Frank Boyer.
New BerlinVllle; Wm. Moyer, New Ber
llnvllle; E. II Boyer. New Berllnvllle;
Auna Dorr. New Berllnvllle; Mrs. Anna
Bauman, New Berllnvllle; Herbert
Johnson. Now Berllnvllle; Mrs.. H«wbert
Johnson, New Berllnvllle; daughter of
V\ hi Dover. New Berlinvllle; Mrs. Reu
ben Hoffman, Gtltettevtll*; Oscar 11.
Mcneh. GlllettevlMe; Miss Lizzie /.eig
ler. Cfilbertvllle: Mary Ilenlch, Ollbert
vili*; Mrs. E. E. Mayers. Washington
THE J'l-A Y ERS
Emma Prnke, Annie Johnson. Kdna
Crause. Mabel Neater. Annie Frelman.
George Roinfnyi Eettfi Hand. Carrie
floral). Sheldon Frm a. Howard wren,
Clarence Scauser. Robert Kern. Slchad
Behwenk. tVllner Lel.ly. James Fit*.
Wm and Tr\ln Browh. Kelly Rover,
Aneas Thompson, flallle Houseman,
Mark Fox. Geo Moyer, Herman Telly,
Nugent Mitchell. E. N*. Tabor, Geo. S.
Houly, Richard Turner.
BOYERTOWN, Pa., Jan. 14j—
The bodies of 98 women and chil
dren, charred beyond recognition,
have been taken from the st II
■mouldering ruin* of Rhodes'
opera house, up to 2 o’clock, and
on the fir»t floor, lying In a heap
and twitted and contorted from
th«lr death agony are at least
100 more. Piled in a ghastly heap
they lie—men. women and chil
dren—while worker* with shovels
loosen the ghastly heap and drag
out the bodies, which are taken to
morgues, where identification can
only be mad- from trinkets.
H. E. Smith, operator of the pic
ture machine, Is under arrest.
The bodies recovered are laid in
long rows in the morgue and on
the street.
BOYERTOWN. Pa., lan. 14—One
hundred and sixty persons, according to
officials of the Reading railroad, mostly
women and children, were trampled
and burned to death, and 200 were in
jured. many fatally, In a fire which
destroyed the Rhoades opera house
here, last night.
The catastrophe resembled the Iro
quois horror in Chicago and the Slo
cum disaster In New York, where hun
dreds of women nnd children periehed.
Nearly every family in the little vil
lage of 2,500 inhabitants Is bereft and
<Coatlna*d on Second Paget.
DR. BLAIN IS HOUSE
PHYSICIAN AT HARPER
In a meeting of the board of Har
per hospital, Monday afternoon, Dr.
Alexander W. lilaln Jr., was an
pointed senior house physician to cuo-
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DR ALEX. W. BLAIN.
read Dr. O. f. Britton. Dr. Blain
has been connected with the hospital
‘for lwo yearn. He in a Detroit boy,
'and • graduate of the Detroit Cottefe
of Medicine.
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A aolld Sava money and avoid
( vexation. Order fttroh'a be#>r If you
-jfeaMac—Quality—WiW< Importance.
Phone Main il* for a ca««.
X UA duay at BMtrlck'a
(Eli* Detroit Mimts
Other Theater Disasters
June 24, 1883—Temporary
theater, Dervlo, Italy, fifty
killed.
Aug. 28, 1883—Theater at
Covl, Japan, seventy-five
killed
Nov. 1, 1884—False alarm of
fire In Btar theater, Glasgow,
fourteen killed.
June 18, 1887—Hebrew Dra
matic club, London, false alarm,
seventeen killed.
May 25, 1887—Opera Comique,
Paris, seventy killed
June 6, 1889—Fryer’s opera
house, Seattle, Wash., 30 killed.
April 27, 1892—Grand theater,
Philadelphia, 14 killed.
April 9, 1894 Milwaukee the
ater, 76 killed.
February, 1897—Quanton, Chi
na. 230 killed.
May 4, 1897—Charity bazaar,
Paris. 124 killed.
Dec. 30, 1903—Iroquois thea
ter r Chicago, 587 killed.
Jan. 11, 1908—Barnsley (Eng
t.imtj, to kiHetir-
SCHOOL BONDS TO
=BE RESOLD -
ATJAfI
SINKING FUND COMMISSION BUYS
$209,000 WORTH, BUT PUBLIC
MAY HAVE THEM IN SI,OOO
LOTS
Any one who wants to buy a bond
of the city of Detroit at 3 1-2 per
cent interest, and did not not bid on
the $250,000 issue of school bonds
last week, can now step up to the
counter and buy one at par.
In a meeting of the city * sinking
fund commission, Tuesday morning,
it was decided to have $209,000 of
bonds purchased by the paving, in
terest and sinking fund, with the pro
vision that the mayor, controller aud
treasurer are to be allowed to sell
these bonds at par to anyone who
may desire to purchase them.
Os the $41,000 of bonds sold to out
side purchasers, only $250 of premium
waß received, so that par was set as
a fair price. The plan of the adminis
tration to keep the city’s credit up
Is thus achieved and it is believed
that possibility of a successful in
junction in thtf interest of bond buy
ers is forestalled. The bonds are in
denominations of SI,OOO.
KEEPWSIME
in the preamble
(From a Special Correspondent.)
LANSING. Mich., Jan. 14.—The con
con today agreed to several proposals,
in committee of the whole. They
were: A preamble, with the words
“Almighty God," readoptlng the pres
ent laws relative to state executive
powers; authorizing boardß of super
visors to vote additional salaries to
circuit judges and regulation of judi
cial circuits and justices of the peace.
There whs a fight over township au
thority to grant public ultility fran
chises only after a majority vote of
taxpaying electors, but it got through
and v.as tabled. Horton will call it
up again to strike out the word "tax
payor.”
EFFORT MADE TO
DISCREDIT WITNESS
In an effort to secure anew trial of
• lie suit brought by Miss Isabella Lew
is against the D. U. R , in the United
States court, in which she was award
eu a $7,000 verdict, the company has
attacked the credibility of Herbert
Tlcknor, of Wyandotte, principal wit
ness for Miss I^ewis.
Edwin Sadler, private detective, has
(lied an affidavit In which he charges
Tlcknon with a long list of crimes al
- ■ g»* and to have been committed in Ok
lahoma about 20 years ago. Attorneys
for Miss Lewis produced a lnrgo num
ber of affidavits from citizens of Wyan
dotte, In w hich Tlcknon is pronounced
a model citizen. They also allege that
Sadler threatened Tlcknon with prose
cution if he djd not change his testi
mony In the Lewis case.
“YEGGS ,r TAKE $1,040
FROM KNITTING MILL
LANSING. Mich., Jai. 14.—The safe
of the Michigan Knitting Cos. was
wrecked last night by safe blowers and
S4O iu currency and SI,OOO In checks
stolen. The robbery was discovered
at 6 o’clock this ruorniug by an engi
neer. A clock on the wall had been
stopped at 1: S'). Tracks in the snow
indicate that one man did the job.
v Boy and Money Oitapoear.
Valentine Arnold, a 14 year-old-lad,
disappeared Monday wltL a package
containing between S2OO and S3OO.
which Mr* Ijouts A. Ha bam gave 41m
to take to her husband’s store at SkjL
2<>B JefTemon-ave. The boy has beep
traced la a stofe at the ' Etght-mjle
road out Gratfot-ave., where he made
several mtrehases. His father ts join
log tn tiro search for the Tad.
Job I >one Htght Tim-*
i Prtatlsg Cos., IS John R.-st Phono lips.
SCRUB-WOMEN ARE
SUFFERING; PAY
HEJJHIP
CHECKS FOR CUSTODIAN S FORCE
IN FEDERAL BUILDING AND OLD
POSTOFFICE HAVEN’T ARRIVED,
AND WANT RESULTB.
A clog somewhere in the machinery
of ihe treasury department in Wash
ington has brought privation to a num
ber of employes of the government in
! Detroit. Pay for the month of Decern
! her has not yet been received by any
i of the custodian's force in the federal
j bulldtng and old postoffice.
This force Includes the scrub wom
en, Janitors, watchmen and elevator
men. The women get but $25 a month,
while the men get from $45 to sfio. As
Ihe pay Is so small, the delay of two
weeks in getting it has caused them
I to feel want.
j “it Is a pity that this has occurred,"
said one official.
I ''These poor women ffork-Jer -A
meager sum and have to pay four car
• fares a nay to rant oven The 83 cents
they get. They have depended on get
ting their pay on time and somejiave
not the margin of savings just now to
carry thorn over. A few are even hav
ing trouble to get food and car fare
and to keep from being put out for
non-payment of rent. Some of the men
employes have large families and are
in hard straits.'’ ,
In the office of Collector John B.
Whelan It was stated- that every
means Is being taken to hurry up the
payment. The pay roll was sent In as
usual and checks should have come
some time agf>. There Is no money
here from which to pay the force and
the collector has found that he cannot
! legally pay them from his own pocket,
as he was impelled to do.
JEBEMIIDWE i
SERJUSLY ILL
GENERAL MANAGER OF MICHIGAN
COPPER 4l BRASS CO. HAS
BRIGHT’S DISEASE.
. % k
Jeremiah Howe, general, manager of
tile MVhitfan copper & Brass Co.', is
seriously 111 In his home. No. 227 West
Grand boulevard. Mr. Howe has boon
suffering from Bright’s disease lor
some time, and was quite ill before
the holiday time, He partially recov
ered, however, but suffered a relapse
New Year's day, and was taken to
Grace hospital. His condition im
proved in the hospital and on Satur
day he whs removed to bis home. As
soon as he recovers sufficiently to I
stand the journey he will go to Palm
Beach for the remainder of the win
ter.
ASSIGNS ALIMONY;
ILLEGAL, SAYS COURT
- -
A decree of divorce granted in Buf
falo 19 years ago was the cause of a
suit heard by Judge Mandell In the cir
cuit court Tuesday morning. The rpal
plaintiff was Mrs. Brand, wife of Dr.
William J. Brand, now manager of the
Honduras Banana Plantation Cos., who
! has an office In the Campau building.
When the decree was granted, Mrs.
; Brand was allowed permanent alimony
of S4O per month. She alleges that her
husband has never paid her a bent.
She followed him to Detroit, consulted
a lawyer as to the best means of col
lecting the sum due, and the suit was
the result. Mrs. Brand was without
funds, and unable to furnish a bond,
so she assigned the claim to her attor
ney, William .T. Griffith, and tbe suit !
was brought In his name.
Beforo any evidence was heard, the
attorney for the husband produced
authority to show that the Michigan
law prohibits the assignment of ali
mony for any purpose whatever, and
Judge Mandell directed a verdict for,
the husband.
CANNOT ENFORCE
CIVIL SERVICE RULES
Corporation Counsel Tarsney has
given an opinion to the ordinance
committee of the council to the effect
that that body cannot enforce the
adoption of civil service rulos on the
departments and commissions of the
city.
“I am in favor of civil service and
would put the department of public
works under civil service rules if the
council, adopted a code,” says Com
missioner Haarer, when be heard of
the opinion. "1 would take that stand
voluntarily and believe that, other de
partments and commissions might do
the same.’’
WANTS MONEY FOR
BELLE ISLE CASINO
In a communication to the common
council to be presented tonight, Park
Commissioner Brletmeyer asks $7,500
to Immediately appropriated for
the fitting up of the new Belie Isle
casino. He also calls attention to the
need of advertising for auto service
proposals this year, and ‘-’begs the
i council to advise him as to its inten
tions with regard to anew Belle Isle
bridge.
Collins Goes Back Soon.
Extradition papers for Samuel Aus
tin Colilns. held by the local police
on a charge of having robbed Samuel
Piaut, a New York cattle li»#r
fall, have been signed by Gov. Warner
and are now in the hands of the au
| thnritifs. It is expected, that officer#
| will be here from New York In a day
• or two to take Collins back to the me
, tropolla for trtaL ,
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14. 190 Z.
MICHIGAN’S DIE
' LAID OUTGROWS
QUARTERS
EVERY DEPARTMENT REPORTS
|
TO ANNUAL MEETING THAT
MORE ROOM IS NEEDED—EX
HIBIT MADE $20,000 IN 1907.
Although the state fair has been lo
cated tu Detroit but two years it has
already outgrown its quarters. In
practically all the reports of superin
tendents read In the meeting of the
State Agricultural society, Tuesday
morning, the statement was made that
each department needs more room.
Some changes will be made this sea
eon but the society will not try to
Catch up all at once.
A tributo to Michigan exhibitors was
paid in the doing away with double
classes. Formerly Michigan stock
breeders and other exhibitors were
chary of showing In the open classes,
and so special classes were provided.
Now it is held that Michigan exhibit
ors need TPffT* BoTMfTg In coiripctTUoh
and all classes will be open.
The election of officers takes place
Tuesday afternoon but there,are no
contests expected, although there may
be some changes In the officers and
directorate.
An offer was received, through W.
W. Collyer, to lease the State fair
track for five years for the Blue Itib-
UonrTiarness races. The club giving
the races will guarantee to spend $lO,-
000 in improvements in track and
barns. Farther time was taken to
consider this, although it was pract
ically decided to accept.
Net profits of $20,000 for the last
state fair were reported by Fred Pos
tal In his annual report to the directors.
He recommends that as soon as
ihe money market becomes bet
ter, anew first mortgage for
$200,000 be executed, the proceeds
to pay ofT all present Indebtedness and
provide for needed improvements. The
society has enough money In the hank
to run until concession money comes
in next summer.
A small free list was the one large
chunk of advice handed out to the
directors by W. H. Bull, of Toronto,
who is a director of the Toronto fair.
He stated that the Canadian exhibit
gets twice as much money as that held
in Detroit.
PRESIBEITiD RY.
MGRS. TD MEET
aMaW*—
WISH TO DISCUSS ANTI-POOLING
SECTION OF THE HEPBURN
LAW.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. An Im
portant conference between the presi
dent and the operating managers of
the big railroad systems of the coun
try will be held at the white house on
Jan. 27. The president today set the
date at the request of C. B. Gray, sec
ond vice president of the St. I/mls <V
San Francisco railroad.
Among the chief matters the rail
road men wish to take up with the
president Is anti-pooling section of the
Hepburn law and the paragraph in the
Sherman anti-trust law. which prohib
its combination in restraint of trade.
FORCED BY POLICE
TO MAKE COMPLAINT
That the police forced him to make
a complaint against Samuel and
Frank Vetole, brothers, now on trial
in Judge Connolly’s court on a charge
of assault with intent to kill and
murder, was alleged by Salvatore
Leone, the complaining witness, on
the stand Tuesday morning. As In
the police court, I*oone failed to Iden
tify the defendants as the men who
had attacked him on Franklln-st. one
night early in the winter, demanding
money from him. The police, how
ever, are making out a strong circum
stantial case against—the brothers.
TECHNICALITY BALKS
BRANCH COUNTY “DRYS”
COLD WATER, Mich., Jan. 14.
(Special.)—Branch county is much
perturbed because the supervisors to
day refused to order the local option
election on technical grounds of im
proper posting of petitions.
THE WEATHER.
Detroit dhil vlrlallpi Tnetdar night
portly cloudy | UHoi-itila) cloudy, prob
ably »»"«. rUliiK trm pern ture i frrah
urit to nouth itlnila.
HOI KLY TRNPRR4TI IUI.
« n. m !IU 10 a. IU a H
7 ft. in , M a. at»
Ma. in 23 12 itoon .*lO
Vo. m 20 1 p. rn ;m
One >f»r aa» (odayi Hailinnm trni.
pernlare, SIM minimum, Sit menn, ST>|
cloudy wllU rnln during early morula..,
n moilii I .04 Inch.
Sun rone rtt OiSH a. m. Suu acta at
tiSS p. in.
MKITHKH t OM)ITIO\*.
The weather la ararrally fair over
the eaolern ■lnfra, Inke rralon, central
v alley* tin-’ nouth to the anil. A | nn
preaaure area lo central over the Cana
dian nwrfhvrrat which will move ravf
ward into the Ink* melon. The high
preaaure area coiera Ih • aonthera
afntea. 7'h»r.* haa hern a general fall
la teaipcrnfare from Kaaaaa and >r
hraahn »•* the Atlantic rnnat. attending
aonthward to the cult. If la rlaln«
over the northweafrra afntea.
Tartly cloud.* and cnatlaaed rold
weather la Indicated for thin aeefloa fo
nt khi with generally elondy weather
and prohahty aome annw and rlaina
Icm pern fore for Wednesday. The wlada
la the take regloa ar> freak weaterly.
Alcana tier, fmhretln* fa Hama
Oah n»d Pajta Ptwrtvf. nilTflfC.
Sues a Cigarette
Manufacturer for
SIOO,OOO Heart Balm
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I H f
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Tills I* u picture «»f Thrlmn (>. Fnlr-
Helit, the young woman who liaa
brought a null for 1100,000 fur
breach of prouilae njciilunt Monea
Scblnnal, (be cigarette manufacturer.
WIFE TRAINS DOGS
TO BITE HUBBY,
HEJIYS
KEEPS ONE IN BED TO SCARE
HIM AWAY, DECLARES PAUL Wl-
BERQ IN CROSS-BILL TO DI
VORCE SUIT.
Alleging that his wife's flop* hrtvo
taken his place In the affections of hie
wife, Paul E. Wiberg filed a cross
bill to the suit for divorce started by
his wife, Martha, several days ago.
The husband alleges that his wife
has several dogs, but is particularly
fond of an English bull dog, which she
has trained to bite him every time he
goes near her. Her other favorite Is a
terrier which the husband says occu
pies the same bed with his wife, and
Is trained to keep him away. Ho de
nies his wife’s charge that he squan
dered money, and charges that once
she spent $5 for rlbhons to make dog
collars.
HOW WASHINGTQN
VIEWS PEACE PACT
WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Special.)
—The withdrawal of Newberry is re
garded here as greatly simplifying tho
situation, and it is predicted that del
egales-at large will bo Stair, Gilchrist,
McNaughton and either Senator Smith
or National Committeeman Blodgett.
If Senator Smith goes It. Is believed
he will head the delegation and per
haps also bo placed on the national
committee.
PINCH ASIATICS WHO
SNEA/I INTO TRANSVAAL
JOHANNESBURG. South ’ Africa,
Jan. 14. —The chairman of the British-
Indian and the .Chinese associations,
together with 50 prominent Asiatics
were arrested this morning.
The men were taken Into custody on
the charge of being illegally in the
Transvaal, and is in furtherance of the
government’s policy to drive all Asiat
ics out of the country.
GEN. PICKETT DEAD;
UNDER LONG ARREST
WORCESTER. Mass., Jan. 14 —G«n.
Joslah Pickett, the civil war veteran,
who has been technically under arrest
since the battle of Cold Harbor, died
here at his home today, aged 85.
Porter Arrested as Suspect.
Detectives Parker and Shepherd,
Tuesday morning, arrested Archie Me
Glllvrey, a porter In the Grnnd Cen
tral hotel, on suspicion of knowing
something about the robbery of Albert
G. Pack, a Sand Hill cattle buyer, in
the hotel, Saturday. Peck claims he
was relieved of $250. According to
his story a porter In the uniform of
the Hotel Pontrhartrain offered to In
troduce him to a woman who would
he suitable as an Assistant to his wlfo
on their farm. The porter In question
has since left his Job In the Pont
chart rain.
Liquor Dealer a Bankrupt.
James Mackey has been adjudicated
a bankrupt by Judge Swan In the fed
eral court, both Individually and as
a partner In the firm of McNeil A
Mackey, The firm dealt In liquors*
and cigars. The debts 6f Mackey
are scheduled at $1,771.83, while he
claims that he has no property, but
$l5O worth of furniture and clothing.
Will Investigate Heinicke Caee.
‘ Polios Commissioner Smith nays he
'will Investigate thf* cake nf Frank
Heinicke, saloonkeeper at Fischer and
Kercheva!-avoa., which la in the re
stricted district, and if be finds thfiY
hta license was procured stnee the
embargo whs placed on this neigh
borhood. he will make if very un
pleasant for H*-ln»- ‘ayfc
TOUTHII6 MAY:
STEAL WITH
IMPUNITY
POLICE JUSTICE HAS NO JURIS
DICTION AND JUVENILE JUDGE
CAN'T SEND HIM UP—RING
LEADER OF GANG GOES FREE.
What tho police regard as a serious
defect In the juvenile law was re
vealed Tuesday, in the trial of three
boys on the charge of simple larceny
in the police court. The boys, who
are Benjamin Demink, aged 17, No.
H 75 St. Aubln-ave.; Julius Mesaer
smidt, aged 16, of No. 126 Preston-sL,
and Elias Ofnitzski, aged 17, ot No.
971 McDougail-ave., were really guilty
of breaking and entering, under the
evidence, but Justice Jeffries, because
of their youth, declined to issue war
rants on such a serious charge, so
they were accused of simple larceny.
August Ofnitzski, No. 971 McDougall
avc., father of one of the defendants,
was the victim of the ..jobbery.. The
boys secured $44.
lil tile trial before Justice StcLu.
Tuesday morning, it developed that
the Messersmldt boy lacks just one
month of being 17 years old. Under
the juvenile act the police justice had
no right to try him and the lad was,
of necessity, discharged, although, ac
cording to Precinct Detectives Red
mond and Repp, he was the ringleader
of the gang and put up the job. The
only thing left for the authorities Is
to prosecute him under the Juvenile
act in the probate court, but even
then he cannot be punished by im
prisonment, for the state reform
school does not admit boys between
the ages of 16 and 17 years, as they
cannot be detained after the age of
17.
“A boy between those ages could
steal half o the town and we couldn't
do a thing to him,” commented Detec
tive Redmond. “The law' is sadly
deficient when It comes to dealing
with boys who are Jußt past 16, and
something ought to be done to remedy
it. But for the Influence of the Messer
smidt boy this robbery might not have
occurred, yet he goes scott free while
the other boys are punished severely.”
Both Demink and Ofnitzski were
found guilty by the court and each
was sentenced to 90 days In the house
of correction, without the alternative
of a fine.
WILL LOOK INTO
D. U. R. SITUATION
THREE MONTREAL STOCKHOLD
ERS COME TO CITY TO GET IN
FORMATION FIRBT HAND.
Three Montreal stockholders of the
D. U. It. have left that city for Detroit
to look Into conditions. They are:
C. H. Smlthers, J. M. Wilson and A.
J. Ferguson. Two plans have been
presented to tho Montreal men, one
being to elect five members of tho
board of directors and back up the
management. In Its present course, or
to elect prominent Detroiters to the
directorate and endeavor to secure u
peaceable solution of the difficulties.
Flip-slammed Torn
Flim-flammers, and
Woman Is Sufferer
Justice Jeffries Issued a warrant,
Tuesday, for John Wartowski, arrest
ed Monday on suspicion of having de
frauded scores of workingmen out of
$2 by promising them Jobs in northern
Ontario. He Is charged with obtain
ing $2 from Gregory Wynyllowskl, of
No. 316 Buchanan m, on false pre
tenses. He has been under arrest in
the Chene-st. station, pending the
swearing out of a warrant.
It now transpires that Wartowski
and his partner, who Is still at largo,
operated on both the east and west
sides of the city and their victims
number about 200 men. The tables
were turned, however, when, after the
discovery of the fraud, a cousin of
Wartowski, who had been placed in
charge of the little office he opened
at No. 729 Kirby ave. east, made an
honest effort to refund money still in
her possession.
As soon as the young woman learn
ed of Wartowakl’s arrest she at once
sent out word to all of those who bad
put up $2 for a Job that did not. exist,
to come In and get their money back.
Home of them came back a second
and even a third time and tho honest
young woman, In her excitement, did
not notice this duplication. Thus
the alleged fllm-flammer was film slam
med. at the expense, however, of the
young woman, who seems to have
been an Innocent party to the little
scheme.
OHIO STATE SENATOR
GETS JAIL SENTENCE
COLUMBUS. 0.. Jan. su
preme court today sentenced former
Supreme Court Clerk I*awson W. Em
erson to 10 days In Jail and State Sen
ator Austin, of Toledo, to 10 days lu
jail and SIOO line tn connection with
the charge of securing the latter's cer
tificate to practice law In this state
.without proper examination. *
hudson~hTghest bidder
FOR BANKRUPT STOCK
J. L. Hudson was theb igbest bid
der at the sale of the stock of the
Ijßttman Shoe Cos., b&ndrupt. at. No.
17ft Woodward-a \p # Tuesday forisw,
His bid was $2,776. The debts lift
about SII,OOO. The sal* was held
to order o l the court.
LAST c y-j
EDITION
ONE CENT
THAW'S TEACH El
PICTURES HIM A1
DEFECTIVE 1
CHARLES H. KOCHLER TEU4H
HOW, AS A YOUTH, DEFENDANTS
APPEARED IRRATIONAL, UN*l
ABLE TO CONCENTRATE. |
J | -m
NEW YORK. Jan. 14—Kotvttlfl
stamliug frequent objections on tla&B
part of District Attorney Jerome, nit 1
tained by the court. Attorney Littleton* ||
Harry Thaw's chief counsel today suc-w
ceedeil in adducing testimony frogufl
witnesses which went to prove tbafem
Thaw's blood contained the taint ofS
hereditary insanity and that la hla J
early school life he was regarded by 9
at least one teacher as irrational. At a
first it looked as though Jerome had .1
succeeded in keeping the defense from 1
establishing the hereditary taint, but |
later questioning brought out repUes 1
that tended to substantiate the de- 1
theory.
The following excerpt from the WStJ
tliuony of Charles H. Koehler, .man* -■
ager of -a business eottrgH nr va»in|qpr|
na, Minn., and formerly a tutor In tho \
academic department of Wooster, 0., •
university, where Thaw was a pupil,
gives a vivid picture of the flabby
minded stale of the young heir to mil
lions:
Q—Do you know the defendant.
Harry K. Thaw?
A —Yea, I met him at the university
In 1886. He was under my Instruc
tion for about a period of throe
months
Q—How old wai he?
A—About 16 to 17.
Q—What was hia appearance?
A—He had a nervous. Irregular, sig- ,
zag gait; hla eyea were rather alary, ;
hie complexion anemic.
Q—What did you observe aa to hla I
manner?
A—One day he was playful; the
next, moody.
Q—What was the condition of hla .
eyet?
A— k fixed stare.
Q —And his mouth?
A—lt twitched at times.
Q—Waa there any incohareney In
his speech?
A—Yes, sir; it was manifested at
the blackboard while he was attempt-
Ing to give an explanation of
a problem. He would thrust soma
relevant matter Into the explanation.
* * * I was never really satisfied
that he could concentrate hit mind an
any on* thing.
Q—Did you think him irrational T
A—Yet, I always thought him irra
tional.
Death In the electric chair or the
horror ot Matteawan, is tho alterna
tive that would seem inevitable tor
Harry K. Thaw, after listening to Mr.
Littleton's address to the Jury, late
yesterday afternoon.
“Harry Kendall Thaw has oscillat
ed between brilliancy and madness
Rlnce he was a boy,” said Mr. little
ton, In concluding hla declaration ot
what was to be proved. It followed
an oratorical account to the Jury, last
ing an hour and a half, wherein be
promised to produce witnesses and
proof that his client had been hope
lessly insane since birth, irretriev
ably affected by a hereditary taint of
insanity from both sides of hla family.
But Mr. IJttleton will contend that
Thaw's insanity was not of a perman
ent nature—that It only required
some great shock to restore him to
his proper senses—and that ehoclc,
came, when, after montha of brood
ing over the wrongs, real or fancied,
suffered by Evelyn Nesbit Thaw at
the hands of Stanford White, the
story was told to him In, Paris. Thau
Thaw found White on the roof of
Madiaon Square garden and killed
him.
A commission appointed by Judge
Fitzgerald at the last trial found
Thaw sane and the Tombs physician.
Dr. McGuire, who has had Thaw un
der his observation for more than a
year, will testify that Thaw la now
sane.
Family Physician Summoned.
The first witness today waa Dr. J.
T. Deemar. of Pittsburg, the Thaw,
family physician, who waa In attend
ance at Thaw's birth.
insanity experts and detectlvaa to
substantiate Martin W. Littleton's
plea of unsoundness of mind at tho
time young Thaw shot Stanford
White, arrived at the court house bw
fore the case was called.
Dr. Chas. G. Wagner, of Bingham
ton, N. Y., head of the atate asylum
for the Insane, was the first to ap
pear. Roger O'Mara, former chief ot
the Pittsburg police department, was
also early in the court room. Dr.
Smith Ely Jelllffo, another alienist for
the defense, was alio In court Dr.
Britton D. Evans, of the Morris
Plains. N. Y., asylum, the ether scien
tist, who was also at the first trial,
will testify.
Tho gist of Dr. Deemar’s testimony,
called out in answer to Atty. Little
ton’s queries, was as follows: That he
found the defendant. Harry K. Thaw,
when a boy, to be, unusually nervous,
UoiUnaH i»b
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