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“If I Had a Dagger I’d Stick It
Right Into Your Heart/' He Said
To OosUnian After Latter's
Defense Scores When Frame Aldrich
Testifies That Defendant Seemed
Insane When Tragedy Occurred.
With the exception of Detective
Robert Palmer's testimony and the
identification of the police court files
in the case against Mrs. Boyajian ami
the murdered Uoslanlan, the pro c eeu
lion has submitted lta main case
against Dr. G. K. Boyajian, charged
with the wilful slaying of his nephew,
lu all probability It will rest late Sat
urday afternoon. In which case tho
defense will open Tuesday. Mrs. Bo)-
ajlan. It Is uuderstood. will be re aorv
ed for one of the last witnesses au 1
she may not take the stand before
Wednesday or Thursday, possibly
later. The attorneys for the defense
»ay they have nearly as many witnes
ses as the prosecution.
If the prosecution is planning to
put on any expert witnesses a« to Dr.
lioyajian's mental condition, it Is evi
dently reserving them for rebuttal,
though no hint has been dropped ns
yet that they will be used at all Pro
\ lous to the trial, four well-known
allensts examined the doctor, at the
Instance of the prosecution, but their
names have not been Indorsed on the
information us yet. It Is hlnte I that
the defense may insist on their testi
mony going in as a part of the main
case, if at all, on the ground that, a
question already having been raised
as to the doctor’s sanity at the time
of the shooting, the burden is on the
prosecution to prove beyond u reaaon
able doubt that he was sane.
Th<* prosecution's purpose in intro
ducing the files in the infidelity case
is to show that it was dismissed >y
Justice Jeffries on May 18. at the re
quest of the complainant, Dr Boy
a Han, as the record shows. Prosecu
tor Van Zlle tried to Introduce it Sat
urday morning, but the defense ib
iccted and Judge Connolly ruled that
the files must be first identified by
rome person connected with the po
lice court. This will be done during
the afternoon.
Prosecution Scores.
The testimony, Saturday morning,
was more helpful to the prosecution
than any other so far introduced, a-»
it tended to show that Dr. Doyajiau's
action prior to and shortly folio.-.log j
the shooting were those of a man *n
i.is normal senses, making due nllowr-j
ntice for the stress under which he
was laboring as a result of what he
had learned. Om* statement by Capt.
McDonnell stood out prominently. If
v.as with reference to a threat made
bv Dr. Boyajinn In police headquar
ters immediately after his wife and
C.ostaniau had confessed the'.r guilt.
Turning to Gostaniun in u towering
r.tgo he cried out:
"If I had a dagger I would stick It
In hour heart, you
In place of his customary blue *»org-*
suit. Dr. Boyajian wore a brown one..
Saturday morning. He appeared in
good health and issued no bulletin as
to the state of his heart.
During the session the doctor’s
brother attracted considerable often-,
tlon by stepping forward and holding |
n whispered consultation with the de
fendant. Then he stamped angrily
out of the court room. It transpired
later that he was angry because At- ;
torncy Bumps would not ask Cap*. :
.icDonnell certain questions wiilch ;
Boyajian believed were material.
Capt. McDonnell's Story.
Chief of Detectives James McDon j
neli was called to the stand by the
prosecutiou when the Bovajian mur
der trial was resumed shortly after
lu o’clock. Saturday morning. He |
told of the arrest of Gostanlan and
Mrs. Boyajian on the warrant swo-n
out oy l)r. Boyajian. April 29 Dus
lanlan was brought in first, about J
o'clock In the afternoon.
"As soon as he came into my of
fice,” related the chief, "he wanted
to call up his uncle, the doctor. I
called up for hlin but the doctor said
h * didn't care to talk with Gostanlan.
Then the doctor asked me if he
should bring his wife down and I said
•Yes.’ I took Gostanlan into mother
room so he wouldn’t meet his uncle
and a little later the doctor and Mrs.
Boyajian came In.
"I had a little talk with the wife
t..ere and she admitted to me that
her relations with Gostanlan had been
improper. I told Dr. Boyajian that
the young man was very anxious to
talk with him. I don't want to t-ilk to
him,’ he Bald, but later he concerted
to Gostanlan being brought In The
..oetor at once accused him >f work
ing his home. Gostnnlarr denied It.
Then the doctor turned to nls wife,
saying: I want you to tel! Mm all
about this.’ She replied. 'Harry, I've
told all.’ Then she showed n paper
with dates on it.
•* 'I want you to tell me all about
ft.* Dr. Boyajinn said to Oostanhin,
but the young man still denial that
be had done wrong Then the doctor
asked me to take a hand. ‘Captain,
I want you to make him con f e?a.’ he
aid, but I told him I didn’t want any
confession. I'm not in the habit of
getting them In those kind of cases.
Gostanlan Broke Down
"Dr Boyajian kept at him *>nd Gos
tanlan finally broke down He :t Imlt
(< ontlniH-ri on I’ngr M»,(
MI’SKEGON, July 3—Henry Baker
end Mike Mai berg engaged in a quar
rel near here this morning Baker
drew a knife and made a hinge ,«♦
Valuers. the knife entering his body
mar the heart but glanced off by half
an Inch being diverted by the burgle
on his Biispen.hr. Baker cas bv-n
«rrested charged with attempt to kill.
©Tie $J eiro it QTimje*
XEW YORK. July S.—Nr*. Wallace
I). Scott, formerly Mrs. Kolaud B. Mul
laem, la «oluk lo l’arl« to stud) mu
*ln. She ho|H*M to become au opera atar.
Mrs. Scott murrled her attorney. who
secured a divorce for her lu Mouth Da
kota utter Mollueux mss ftuuily freed
ou the chut u•- of aendloß potsoueil
headache powders to Harry Cornish, u
>e*% Vnrk clubman. Mr. it ml Mr*.
Scott uon hair u home In Sen York.
Emma Orr Secures Warrant For
Carl L. Perin—Over $4,000 In
volved in Claim.
Jubtice Stein. Saturday afternoon,
issued u warrant ou the complaint of
Emma Cftr, No. 21 Wusliington-boul.,
foi the arrest of Curl I* Perin, said to
reside at No. 25 Washington boul/'
chuiging him with defrauding her ou:
ol storks and money to the value of
$1,679. Among the stock which the
Vvinnan claims to have parted with arj
six shares or Pennsylvania railroad
stork. 55 shares of Pennsylvania Fuel
Supplv stock, and 15 shares of Ohio
Fuel Go. stork
•’Get Out of Here, You Dirty Scoun
drel,” Justice Lemkie Shouts
nt Offender.
A statement made by a man which
reflected on the character of his sis
ter, aroused the Indication of Justi<
Lemkie, Saturday morning, and ho
‘ tired” the brother from his couit
after giving him a tongue-lashing the
equal of which has seldom been heard
in a Wayne county court.
The incident occurred during the
hearing of a case started by the sis
ter to collect from her brother a board
I*lll of sl7. The brother was on the
stand testifying that he did not owe
the amount, when he volunteered tiio
statement that his sister had live 1
with her husband for more than a
year before she married him.
Instantly Justice Lemkie’s fist canm
down on his desk with a bang like a
Fourth of July giant cracker.
"Get out of my court,” you dirty
scoundrel,” he shouted at the witness.
”i)o you think I could believe a man
like you after such a statement
against las own sister. I’ll give judg
ment In this case against you for th*>
full amount of the clal.n. That charge
against your sister was uncalled for j
and outside of this case. It just shows
the kind of a thing you are. Get out
of my court, and be quick about it.”
And then as the man left the stand
and picked up his hat. Justice Lenik:-»
biased nfter him:
"You dirty dog.”
Out in the corridor, after the parties
left the court, the hueband shook his i
fist In the face of the brother, sml it
looked like a fight, but guards quieted
the husband before any blows were
Auditor, With Aid of Bookkeeper,
Examines Report On His Conduct
of Treasurer's O.fice.
County Auditor Forbes Robertson
lias tHken up the study of the report
on his conduct of the office of county
treasurer as compiled by Auditor
Huhrer’s force. He will employ the
services of a bookkeeper to assist him
in going through the detail.
“I will give out u statement us soon
as I have gone through the report
thoroughly.” says Robertson. "I will
also have something to say about the
way the Investigation was made and
the manner in which it was given our.,
with the comments made by Ruhrer.
Kansas Man Says He Threw Victim’s
Body Into Creek.
NEWTON, Kas.. July 3.—After be
!ng held as a murder suspect since
Tuesday, Gleason M. Guist today
made a written confusion to the po
lice saying he had deliberately shot
| his uncle, C. M. Guist. 71, and threw
his body into n creek.
Guist’* uncle had come to Newton
from Wichita on a visit Monday even
ing an argument nrose over the
crops, and Guist turned his shotgun
On his uncle. The while charge en
tered the* hack of the old man’s head.
The young man then loaded the body
on a wagon and drove to a creek near
the house. There he threw the body
in the water.
i Tuesday tin* body was bound, a coro
ner's Jury summoned ami at their di
rectlon Guist was arrested.
i Chinese Get Death Sentences
BOSTON. July 3- Five Chinese,
who two yearH ago killed three of
. their race and Injured three of
fatally during Tong i lot j* here, were
i today sentenced to death in the elec
tric chair by Judge Brown in the su
perior court. The men are W’arry
Charles, Horn Woon. Min Sing, l.eong
Gong and Joe Guey.
Hti«fHea*«likr rrlattna. No fu#» and
no The plain. n**»t ktnd that
) 'notes right Times rrlnflw* Cos., No
II John K Phone l«M
j Alnaaittfer. I lubrrlU*. M Munroo
Captain Dawson Says Several White
Rhinoceros Were Seen in Shallow
Waters—Royal Welcome Planned.
(Staff Correspondent of the United
Press and Detroit Times.)
LAKE NAIVA3HA, British East
Africa, July 3.—Captain Richurd Daw
son, the noted African hunter, whom
I met while returning here from my
visit to tlie Ugandan King, at Mengo,
reports he has Just killed an enormous
white rhinoceros in the l ganda pro
tectcorate, near Lake Albertnyanza.
Col. Roosevelt tias often expressed
a keen desire to kill one of the ex
tremely ran- aniruaJs, declaring that
he would rather kill a white rhino
than any other single animal on the
dark continent.
Captain Duwson declares his party
has ln«d remarkable success In the
l.ake Albertnyanza district and adds
that before leaving that district ho
saw several white rhinoceros He
killed only one himself for no on'?
hunter Is allowed to kill more than
one male and one female beast of each
variety. This rule was waived in the
ease of Col. Roosevelt, but he has re
fused to take advantage of the re
moval of the restriction, declaring he
wants to be treated like all the other
‘lf it Is Col. Roosevelts desire to
kill a white rhinoceros, I am sure he
will be successful,” said Captain Daw
son. “For the members of my party
saw several of them In the shallow
waters of the lake and in the nearby
Jungles. We could have killed many
more of them, had we been allowed ”
Captain Dawson who has hunted
often In Africa, reports big game in
the vicinity of Lake Albertnyanza Is
exceptionally plentiful and declares
Col. Roosevelt will find that district
one of the best through which he has
“The ratives are looking forward
with especial interest to the coming
of Col. Roosevelt,” said Captain Daw
son who had Journeyed In a different
direction from that which 1 took from
Mengo, "and they will see thut he
receives a right royal welcome. Mes
sengers from the boy king have trav
ersed all that portion of the Uganda
protectorate, notifying the subject?
that Col Roosevelt is to be received
with the honors that would be paid
to a visiting 'sultan’ and *hat no pains
or expens* shall he spared to see his
hunting In that country shall be suc
cessful. The boy king himself Is pre
paring to visit the camp of Col. Roose
velt when he enters Uganda, to see
that he Is comfortable and well re
Boy Tries to “Break” Pistol That
•'Wesn’t Loaded” and is Killed—
Other Accidents.
NEW YORK. July 3.—The “Glor
ious Fourth” began to reap its har\estj
early today In nearby towns where i
young America, impatient of the wait,
till Monday started the annual can
nonading and exploding of dangerous
At Harrison. N. J., Edward Warren,
aged 17. died today from a wound in
the head. He was trying to "break” a
pistol that “wasn’t loaded.” His fin*
gers came in contact with the trigger.
The bullet tore through his left eye
and lodged In the brain.
At Phllllpisburg. N. J., Charles C.id
dens and Ellsworth Davis, each aged
16. were ramming a charge of dyna-j
mite into a home-made cannon. It i
exploded. Their fingers were blown
off and their eyes so badly burned
that It Is feared they may lose their
John Talson. aged 15. of Orange. N.
J., was demonstrating to a companion
how his new pistol worked. The bul
let entered his left hand.
Morris Gluck of 522 East lfith-st..
New York, shot himself in the hand
with a toy pistol today. The physi
cians at Bellevue hospital have taken
measures to prevent lockjaw.
H. C. Wiederran Discusses Robbery of
Saloon With Supt. Downey.
Herman C. Wiedeman. saloon-keeper
at No. 239 St. Aubln-ave.. railed npou
police Supt. Downey, Saturday morn
ing, to discuss a complaint he made
ip cr.tly to Capt. Marquardt in regard
|it iwo policemen whom lie found in
his «alcon on a Sunday morning re
Cnpt. Marquardt’B report shows that
the policemen claimed they had found
the nack window’ of the saloon often
and had entered It t 0 find out If tnere
had been a robbery. There was $S
i missing from Wledeman's till.
”1 do not accuse the policemen of
taking anything.” Wledoman told the
supet intendent.
Flathead Indian Lands Will Be Open
ed to Settlers July 15.
MISSOI’DA. Mont., July 3—The
last pow wow and sun dance of the
Flathead Indians will be held Mon
day and it will mark the beginning of
the end of the tribal government of
the red men of the northwest
One thousand members of the tube
gathered at St Ignatius mission today
i for three days of festivities in cele
bration of the opening of the IV\OOO
a< res of Flathead Indian lands to set
tlers on July 15.
The chiefjj have resolved to disband
the tribe and discontinue the tribal
government and this will be formally
decided upon Monday.
Dough Mixers May Strike.
NEW YORK. July 3. —New Yorlr to
day faces one of the most extensive
bread famines in its history. Ten
thousand bakers have threatened to
I walk out unless the Master Baker*
accede to their demands. The brki r.<
demand a closed shop, union wages,
i and a ten hour day.
1.1 oh Printing done right- Tlmra I’rtul
t 0.. Ift John K.-sL. Phon* !«>••
Five Men Injured, One Seriously, in
Fierce Race Riot in D. & C,
Bitter feeling thut has existed for a
long time between Italian and Negro
dock laborers resulted in a race riot
in the D. A C. warehouse, Saturday
morning. One man, l<eon Yolente, an
Italian living at No. 137 l.lvard-st., Is
in Grace hospital with serious in
juries inflicted uy u canthook thrown
by a Negro, and the doctors say he
may die. The canthook tore a hole in
the mans uach and pierced one lung.
Two other Italians were more or
leas seriously injured in the mix-up.
Jay Morris, a Negro, was battered
about the head and another Negro,
whose name was not learned, received
a bad cut in the right cheek.
The trouble started while the men
were loading the City of Cleveland
preparatory to her departure for the
Ohio port. The Negro who was cut on
the cheek got into a dispute with a:i
Italian who was attempting to load
a barrel of sugar on the Negro’s truck,
and the latter started to show him
how he ought to go about it The Ital
ian. it is said, at once whipped out a
knife and attacked the colored man. j
The men were separated and the work
of loading the boat continued. But
after she had left the dock the two
factions came together and the battle
raged merrily for a few minutes. The j
identity of the Negro who attucked
Volente Is not known.
Her Husband Had Started Action for
Divorce and Officer Was Waiting
to Serve Papers.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. July 3
Madame Mlexvvell, baloonist. «as Ml-1
led at Lowell this morning *rhei. she
fell from her parachute to the street, j
a distance of about thirty feet. The
accident Is supposed to have b< en
caused by contact with electric light I
wires, Into which the balloon was
blow’n shortly after It started up.
It Is believed the aerouau* was
shocked by a live wire.
The woman’s husband recently In
stituted suit for divorce and an officer
was on the grounds to serve tbe pa
pers when the accident occurred.
Former Inspector Cortriyht Offered
Position as First Deputy
Police Commiseioner.
NEW YORK, July 3.—“ Politics” ts
still the cry In New York following
the sensational dismissal from office
of Police Commissioner Bingham and
his deputies by Mayor McClellan.
That the opponents of Tnmmany wi'l
mnlte politic al capital out of the dis
missal of Bingham is certain. Theii
plea will be that Bingham was dis
missed at this time that the control of
the police at election time might be
turned over to a rann who will bow
more readily to the will of the Tain
many leaders.
The Committee of 100, an organiza
tion opposed first, lost and all the time
to the rule of Tammany Hall, is speak
ing of Bingham ns the fusion candidate
for mayor this fall.
Tammany, it is believed will nomi
nate for mayor this fail Justice Wil
liam Gaynor, the Brooklyn Judge who
started the investigation which led -o
the downfall of Bingham.
Former Inspector Moses W. Core- J
right, branded by Roosevelt and Bing
ham. as “the most honest copper in
the world," but who !s now retired on
a pension, has been offered the posi
tion as first deputy police commis
sioner by Commissioner Baker, but
has declined to serve.
United States Government Tells China
Agreement For Railway Admin
istration Is Unsatisfactory.
WASHINGTON. July 3—The c’ate
department acting on the basis of
i moagre telegraphic reports, nas indi
cated to China that In all probability
the agreement reached by that govern
ment and Russia for the admlnisira
tion of the railway zone at Harbin,
will be unsatisfactory, necessitating
the reopening of the question. In
this attitude, the United States U- sus
tained by Great Brltian, and the * me
point of view will very likely be taken
by the other foreign powers having
treaty rights.
The grounds for the objection of
the United States and Great Brltian
are that the agreement, as made prac
tically leaves the control in the hands
of Russia through the power of veto.
The United States objected to Rus
sia s action in Imposing taxes and
otherwise assuming sovereignty, not
so much because of any immediate in
terest. but because It might bo taken
as a precedent by the Japnneiwj in
southern Manchuria. It was hoped
thut the agreement reached between
the Chinese and Russian governments
would satisfactorily dispose of the
— ;i
• —♦ ,
Detroit anti vlfliillr—"iiliiriliy nlglii
Mini *ii min y, purtl) cloudy, probable
fnlr Montla y. .Moderate temperature i
m <><]<-rule northerly nladt, becoming
x arlable.
I.oxter Mloblanu —Fair tonight nnd
! n a. m oil 10 a. at at
7 it. tit 'MI II it. in 1,11
Sum H!I 14 noon litl
0 n. in <»'- I p. ni Ml
One year nan today— Minimum tem
perature 7l»j ml ii lin um «t I j mean 7Uj
purity cloudy with llaht ahnurr In al
ter n<nm anil .01 ln<-li of rain.
Sim ruar at 4iol a. tu. Sun aeta at
7ill p. tit.
A atralaht tip. Stroh’a Hear hi a at*
i most a r.o years’ reputation, nnd la now,
aa always, the undisputed leader.
, Phone Main lit for a caaa.
• •* •
3HHHHHB ■*s >• Sr <ffs&s
I’ORT HI'KON, Slcb, July 3.—( Sp» clnl. >•—Port Huron la Ilia niecca today
of tliouaunda of people from the aurr" uniting fit Ira, tin- orcaalou brine tbr
blgge*t Fourth of July celebration ever hrld In tlir tunnel city. Among those
who nrr k racing the «■ It > xvltb their p rearuor itrr Ntnntnr Win. Aldru Smith,
(iuv. Warner, Mayor Hrrllineyer, of Detroit, anil u number of leglalatora.
The ntlrnetloMM Inelude ruclng rventa of til! klnda and about a hundred other
thluua. Thl* afternoon Srnutor Mnltli delltered the principal ailtlrewa aud
<»ov. Warner, too, talked to the rromlt. It 1m it lilg day In Port Huron.
Boy Shoots Himself in Hind With
Toy Pistol—Other Accidents in
State From Fireworks.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 3
For the second time wittrn the week
I the deadly toy pistol claimed a victim
In this city, Kynett Cole, a lu year-old
boy, dying at Nichols hospital tills
morning from tetanus, the direct re
sult of accidentally shooting himself
lin th<> hand. The first death from this
cause this season occurred several
days ago when Vernon Stewart also
died from tetanic infection caused
by a wound from u toy pistol.
PORT HURON, Mich.. July 3.
(Special.)—Edward Sisco, aged 4i>
years, hud both his eyes badly hurt
when a firecracker exploded in the air.
He may lose his sight as a result.
Frank McComb, aged 12 years, of
Marysville, may lose three fingers as
the result of a premature explosion.
PORT HURON. July 3. —Accepting
a dare to hold a big cannon cracker In
his hand, Albert Eddy, 1U years old,
jig today minus a portion of his right
! hand. The hoy with a number of com
panions v. as in front of the city hall
and with a “spirit of shew off,” he
held th** cracker in his hand until it
: was discharged. When the smoke
i cleared two of his fingers were gone
and the member was terrli y lacerat
ed. He Is now under a doctor’s care.
COLDWATFR. Mich.. July 3.—(Spe
cial.) —The premature discharge of a
small cannon filled Lloyd Clark’s face
and eyes with powder. He may lose
one eye. He Is 14.
Many Local Indications of Return of
Prosper Ity.
The Increase in Detroit bank clearings
for the flifit half of Ijo9 to an amount
| exceeding those of the same period for
1907, is a true Indication of the le
turn to normal of general business in
terests in nearly all lines. The freight
earnings’on a recent round trip of one
|of the D. Ac C. Navigation Cos. steam
] ers was the largest in the history of
'that company. Railroad earnings show
| a good general increase, and the rail
i roads are again in the market for
new equipment. About one-third of
'the gross business of the Acme White
Lead A Color works is composed of
! products used directly by the rail
roads or railway equipment com
panies. and the Acme company reports
that the iallroad business 1* double
what It was a year ago, and also that
the month of June was the biggest
month's business in the history of
■ the company. The automobile busi
ness continues to show an increase,
and 190'J promises to be the biggest
year in that line, all of which speak
well for Detroit and her Industries.
Mme. Easterly Charged With Conceal-
Ing Assets in Bankruptcy.
CHICAGO. July 3 —On a charge jf
i concealing assets In bankruptcy, Mme
Martha Easterly, of Detroit, was ar
rested by federal authorities here to
day. She waived preliminary exam
ination and will be taken to Detroit.
Mme. Easterly recently filed a pe
tition in bankruptcy at Detroit and
John M Burns was appointed receiver.
It was afterwards alleged that the wo
man shipped all of her assets to this
New Divorce Suits.
Suppressed suits for divorce were
> filed Saturday, by Anna vs Uh. rles
Spann, Anna vs Prank E. Farther,
Anna vs Fred K True and Robert A.
\ vs. Marie Vcakea.
“I Might Be Disappointed if I Say
Saloons Will Close,” Is the
Way He Dodges
“I might be disappointed if I should
tell you, now, that the saloons will
, close up on Sunday," said Supt. of
Police Downey, Saturday morning,
j "Sunday isn't here yet, you know."
"Hut it will be here tomorrow. Will
the saloons be open or closed?" he
was asked.
"Well, 1 can’t say anything about It
at this time.” said the superintendent.
Then he added, “We’ve got to ’uke
a little lime for this thing to work
out." *
It Is reported, and admitted by Supt.
Downey, that three saloons were clos
ed up, Friday night, at 11 o'cbitk.
Hut Supt. Downey would not give
the names or locations of the saloon
keepers. He insinuated that by vail
ing until Sunday had pas.-.ed, the
newspaper men might find out what
the Sunday rules for saloons werj
going to be.
When Police Commission* r Croul
was officially installed in office. Thurs
day morning, he declared that all he
wanted from his officers was a strict
adherence to the police manual.
"They won't go astray if they follow
it; if they don't pay attention to it,
then 1 will be here to know' the reason
why," he said.
Superintendent Downey Is almost
called upon, by the manual, to regu
late the saloons according to the or
dinances or the state laws. The man
ual says that he shall keep the prose
cuting officers of the county informed
on any breach of the laws or ordin
ances. It also says thut the superin
tendent shall keep a record of all
drinking saloons.
postal’receipts increase.
Year’s Boost 13 $144,661, Which Mean*
Business Prosperity.
Detroit's postal receipts show a re
markable increase for the ilscal year
which ended last Wednesday over the
receipts of the previous year. This m
one of the sure signs of prosperity,
and the Increases have be *n most pro
nounced since the first of the year.
Cashier W. J. Shields finished tabu
lating the figures Saturday morning
and finds that the receipts from tho
sale of stamps, envelopes, etc., were
$1,784,029.39 for the twelvemonth Just
closed, as against $1,639,367.48 for the
previous year Tills is an increase of
$144.66191, the largest the Detroit
poatofflce has known.
MONROE. Mich., July 3. (Special)
—ln the race for 21 footers at tl «
piers this morning the Otsiketa * eat
the Ste Claire by one minute anil fffty
three seconds, the Ste Claire wit lag
second over the Sprite by twenty
three seconds.
BESSEMER. Mich., July 3—The
levels below shafts A and D in tbo
Newport mine are on fire A pump
man 1* caught below. Capt. Hill was
overcome in the mine, it took two
hours to revive hint.
Someth I nit Vr« July 4 and H,
in addition to nil of the regular trip*
of the Whits Stitt Line t„. the Flat*.
Tashmoo i’ai k and l’ort Huron and
tho iegular trip* to Toledo, the new
steel itoimrr Wauketa will make ape
cial • *,ui ilon trip" to Sugar Inland,
leaving Detroit a’ *3O a. in. and 1 p.
it* returning to Detroit at 2 .10 p. m.
and 7 p in. Flnsel's orchestra will be
on board and at Sugar Island all day
for dancing The Wauketa will also
make a it»o<»nllght excursion trip to
Sugar Island S indny evening July 4.
at 1 p m.. returning at midnight The
same steamer will mdn a moonlight
excursion trip to the Flats Monday.
July ft. leaving Detroit at 7:10 p. ui,
and returning at midnight.
Cry of Fire Starts Stampede in
Kresge’s Ten-Cent Place and Stain
Become Choked With Frenxied
Mob Fighting To Escape.
Babe and Four Others Are Seriouiij
Hurt While a Half Hundred
Suffer Slight Injuries.
Ro*e Visconti, a three-year-old
baby, of No. 26 Chase-st.,
cauynt in the crush and her
motner fell on her; possibly has
a fractured skull or concussion
of the brain, but may recover; in
St. Mary's hospital.
Frances Bobrowski, of No. 979
Twenty-third-st., 40 years old,
bruised being trampled on in ths
crowd, and is seriously, though
not thought to be fatally injured;
no bones are broken, altnough her
most serious injuries may be in
ternal; taken home.
Albertina Miotke, of No. 1182
Chene st. # 72 years old, badly
bruised and trampled on, but no
bones were broken; thought she
may be injured internally; has
been taken home.
Mary Rudensky, No. 612 Haetinfls
st., aged 38, said to have Jumped
from a second-story window into
an express wagon on the Stats-st.
aide, Is badly bruised and uncon
scious; expected that she will re
cover; in St. Mary’s hospital.
Marietta Monacelli, of No. 435
Rusaell-st., aged 30, knee crushed
and was badly bruised; taken
An alarm of Are given ny an excited
woman on the second floor of Kresge s
five and ten-cent store at Woodward
ave. and State-at., ut 3:15 Saturday
morning precipitated a panic which
resulted in the probably fatal Injury
of one baby, the serious 'njury of four
older persons apd slight injuries to
forty or fifty others who were caught
in the rush.
There was no lire in the stoie, the
scare being caused by a woman who
heard the whistle of a lire engine go
ing to a Are some distance away. Her
cry was caught up by twenty others
in a second, and the rush for the stairs
resulted, which forced several hun
dred people into a struggling, fighting
mass on the broad stair landing be
tween the first and second stones.
Men and women became frantic
with fear and in a moment frenzied
peoples were leaping trom the rear
windows into the alley and from the
: fire escape at the side That a do*3U
jor more persons were not killed in the
mad rush seems miraculous.
The back windows were kicked out
and many persons Jumped out into
the alley before a check was put to
the punlc. It took 15 minutes after
! the rush was over to rescue the peo
' pie Jammed together ou the stairs and
A Hoeond panic pccurred when the
fire engines which had been summoned
I dashed up outside the building. The
! firemen put up their ladders and car
ried people down from the landing
windows and also pulled them back
to the second story ftom the landing.
There was a terrible rush on on the
first floor when the stampede occurred
above and many persons were knocked
down, but the terrible scenes on the
landing were not repeated there, be
otuse it was possible for all to make
their escape.
Second Panic Occurs.
The big store was Jammed w'lth peo
ple at the time the panic occurred.
It had been opened to the public for
the first time an hour before, and
was fih*d with bargain-seekers, most
ly persons of foreign birth. Aisles
were parked with pushing, shoving
people, and every one was more or
less excited. The crowd consisted
mostly of women and girls, with only
a few men intermingled.
•‘There's a fire,” a woman suddenly
In such a gathering fear was con
tagious, and the high-pitched exclama
tion of a startled woman as she heard
the whistle of a fire engine several
blocks away was enough to send the
shoppers pell-mell In a frantic drove
ito tho bark of the store, where the
stairs are. A broad stairway
leads up to the landing from the first
floor, anu narrower stairs go up on
(either side of this to tne second-story.
Over these stairs is a hanging bal
cony used as a resting space, and on
one side thelanding is flanked above
oy the hardware and taps counters.
The first rush of women, girls and
men down the uarrow stairs brought
j the two streams of pet.pie together at
j the head of the wider stair and some
, fell. Other people diu>hed up from the
first floor and there was a mix-up
which checked the rush, and in the
i meantime other peop»t had crowded
down the stairs ontc the landing,
i crowding it.
Balustrade Gives Way.
At Hus moment the balustrade of
the stairs at the right gave way and
u dozen or more people fell bodily
upon the struggling mass at the head
of tho wider stair, knocking others
down and forming a Jam which held
bac k the crowding tl\roug ou the land
ing. It seemed that many of the
shrieking, fighting women would be
hurt and their screams only erased
the' frightened crowds above. From
the hanging balcony and the counters
>at the side, men aud women began to
jump down upon the heap of humanity
below, until the landing presented the
sight of a writhing mass of faces,
! bodies, legs and arm*.
There was a raiu of human beings
from above until the people were
piled up several deep Those who
tt'oailnued «»u I’Uf Ui.l
Jo H Prliitlss rl*kl I'lmm Kr1»»-
c«. is John R.-st Phone 1491.
I UslM Ml* cue im Park «a»

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