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If Tim-s’ Advertisers
are not trustworthy tell
The Times.
If His Story Stands Up Against the
Battering Lodge Will Give It,
Things Will Look Dark
For Dr. Fritch.
Jury Off For Grosse lie To Visit Spot
Where Body Was Found —De-
fendant Won't Testify.
That Dr. George A. Fritch bought
over 100 sacks of cement Os the kind
in which the dismembered remalnH of
Mabel Mlllinnn were loiind and re
turned only 66 ‘‘empties'’ so far as
known, and that these sacks \ure in
his possession at the time the Mill
man girl’s body was dissected, were
two important points brought out in
the testimony In the Fritch man
slaughter trial, Friday morning.
It was shown, further, that on Sept.
1, after the girl’s disappearance and
before the finding of her body, Dr.
Fritch called up C. H. Little A Cos.,
and asked them to send for some
empty sacks. The sacks were called
tor the following day and the prosecu
tion will claim that this was the
bunch of 66 empties for which Dr.
Fritch received a check amounting
to $6.60 Sept. 29.
In till* c<%nection the fact that the
bricks placed in the sacks to weight
them down are identical with bricks]
found on Dr. Fritch’s premises and j
used in the construction of his garage
for which purposes the cement was
also used, becomes important.
Thus Prosecutor Van Zlle in forg
ing link by link, a chain of circum-;
Htantlal evidence that will tend to j
establish more than a suspicion or
guilt if the star witness, Chauffeur j
Joseph Leach, stands tip. If he holds ;
to the story he told the police and
the defense is unable to batter it
dow-n. things will look dark for the
With the exception of Leach’s story
and the testimony of Mrs Messenger,
on whom the prosecution relics to
place Mabel Mlllman In Dr. h ritch s |
office on the afternoon she Is suppos
ed to have mot her death, the peo
ple's case Is now fairly complete.
These witnesses will probably he
reached early next week aud their
testimony will come as a sort of
grand climax.
Only two new points have been
brought out thus far. They relate to
the finding of an instrument in Mabel
Millman's room and the exlstonce of
n ditch emptying into the Ecorse
< reek. Neither has become import
ant factors in the case as yet, and Is
not likely to become so.
Attorney stated. Friday, that
the defense has about 3;> witnesses,
exclusive of character witnesses, hut
it is not likely that all of them will
be called. . . ~,,
“Will Dr. Fritch take the stand-?
was asked. . . ,
"That will be decided later. I <lon t
think It will be necessary, but 1 am
not afraid to put him on
It was learned, Friday, that t ora
James, also known as Mrs Neills, one
of the witnesses for the people. Is
seriouslv ill with enteritis and may
not »>e able to testify. It was she who.
according to Martha Henning gave
Mabel Mlllman the address of Dr.
' "court an,l Jury left at 12:45 o'clock,
via the Michigan Central, for Gross®
lie, to view the spot where the thiid
sack, containing the pelvis and por
tions of the legs of the victim, was
found. The trial will be resumed
That the prosecution is taking 1,0
chances In the Fritch case is evident
In the precautions being ,nk ‘‘ n '
guard witnesses against al possibil
ity of Interference. In addition to
Detectives Parker and Allen, the of-
Peers regularly assigned to the case,
and the regular court detail of blue
roats. Detectives High and Larkins,
»re on duty in the corridor and they i
on the alert constantly, watching
uverv move made by Dr. fr rltch.
“Thev seem to think I’m trying to,
ret to some of their witnesses," said j
the doctor. Friday morning. They
needn’t worry I wouldn t talk with
them if I could.”
Another big crowd was on hand,
Friday morning, eager to gain admit
tance to Judge Phelan s court room
but the seats were filled early and
many of the curious were turned
Marshal George Perry, of Ford City
was recalled when court opened and
was questioned further about the
newer emptying Into Ecorse creek,
which was first brought into the case
Thursday. . t
The defense, it is learned, was first
inclined to attach some Importance
to It because of a report, early In tho
case, that bricks such as those found
in the sacks were used in the recon
struction of the mouth of the sower.
Kxatninatlon of the sewer failed
reveal any bricks.
Perry said that the sewer was ooti
reeted with but a single residence,
r.nd that the quantity of water pass
lug through It was very amall. If the*
defense had any Idea of showing that
the sacks might have conte through
the sewer It was not successful.
The Jury was taken to Ecorse creek
in a spe lal car after court adjourned
Thursday afternoon, and the points at
which two of the hacks containing
Mabel Millman’s remains were pointed
out to them. Dr Fritch danced about
„n the ire covering the creek and ap
peared to be very cheerful. He
..mused himself on the way down by
“kidding” Detectives Parker and
Al por the first time, Thursday after
r ,oon, it was brought out that a sewer
«mptles into the creek a short «.ls
tance south of the bridge. Attorney
lodge took advantage o f the trip to
Ecorse to take measurements of this
sewer, which is about 18 Inches in
Several witnesses were sworn dur-
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\K\V YORK, Fell. ll.—Anaounrr
■tit-M la. made of (be eiiKHKeuieut of
tllm Klmuur Muller Alexander lo The
odore Hooaetelt, J’r., oldest mod of ex-
I'realdenf Roosevelt. Miss Alexander's
lallier la Henry Addison Alexander, a
\rn York lawyer, and at oue time the
fonnarlinr of the Atuerleau emhnaay In
I'arla. toung Itooaevelt liaa milled Ilia
father, %4 ho la In Africa, of the engnge
nieut. The aon la Ml 111 In the employ
of the Hartford I'nrpet Cos,
iug the afternoon to testify to the find
ing of tlic* sacks.
Marshall John Winnie, of Trenton,
identified the third sack and told wha;
he knew of its finding and the disposi
tion made of it.
"W< re there any bricks in that
sack?” asked thep rosecutor.
“No, Just the remains,’’ answered
“All right, good bye,” rejoined the
Jasper Wynn Stanley, bookkeeper
for the C. H. Little Cos., was recalled
to supplement hts testimony of Thurs
day relative to the sale of cement to
Dr. Fritch. He produced a check,
hearing date Sept. 29. 1909, showing
the payment of $ll.OO to Dr. Fritch for
GO empty cement sacks returned by
the doctor. Winnie testified that 365,-
779 sacks of cement of this same kind
were sold by the firm last year.
Walter Springer, order clerk for the
C. H. Little Cos., was the next witness.
He testified to the purchase of Uni'*,
sand and cement by Dr. Fritch. at dlf
fc rent times, beginning in October,
1908. He bought over a hundred sacica
of cement after January, 1909, Spring
er testified, hut he was unable to say
how many were returned.
Springer said Dr. Fritch had tele
phoned him Sept. 1, asking him to
send some empty sacks and the sacks
were called for the following day.
These were presumably, the sacks
paid for Sept. 29. The doctor had tele
phoned previous to that time, but wit
ness was unable to say how long be
Charles W. Neuendorf, a Wyandotte
undertaker, was called simply for the
purpose of tracing the first sack after
it was taken out of the creek.
At thlH point an adjournment was
taken until Monday morning, as no
further witnesses were available. Sat
urday is a legal holiday (Lincoln's
birthday) and the afternoon will bo
consumed by the Orosse Ise trip. The
Jurors have arranged to atend a thc*-
atei Saturday afternoon.
Representatives of Wi*e Companies
Appear Before Commission.
LANSING. Mich., # Feb. 11.— (Spe
cial) —Alfred E. Holcomb, represent
ing the American Telephone & Tele
graph company appeared before the
tax commission In an attempt to have
the assessed valuation of that com
pany reduced about $50,000. The com
pany was assessed at SIOO,OOO and
will have to pay a tax of SB,OOO. Last
year the company turned Into She
state coffers the sum of $3.83 In state
An attempt was made by N. C.
Kingsbury of the Bell Telephone Cos.,
to secure a cut in the assessed valu
ation of about four million. The Bell
was assessed at $13,000,000 and its
representatives feel thai this amount
is too high. For several years that
company has -paid a tax of $3.83.
Charles Fleury Used Improper Lan
guage Before Young Women.
Convicted of disorderly conduct, for
using profane language to two young
women, a week ago. Charles Fleury,
26 years old, of No. 1152 Jefferson
ave.’, was fined $25. with the alterna
tive of ser\ing 30 days, by Justice
Jeffries, Friday morning.
Detectives Donovan and Crowe ar
rested Fleury, after looking for him
for a wetk. He was identified by the
two young women, who appeared
against him In police court.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 11. — (Spe
clal) —The Federal Union Surety &
Trust company, which was on the
bond of ex-state treasurer Frank P.
Glazier, has paid to the state treas
urer SIO,OOO of its $57,000 account.
LANSING. Mich., Feb. 11.— (Spe
clal)—Dr. F. W. Shumway, secretary
of state board of health, atated this
morning that the hoard Os registration
of nura&J has examined 130 applicants
for enrollment and about 30 have been
rejected owing to the fact that the
schools from which they graduated
are not on the recognized Hat.
Jot* Printing done right. Ttmf*
Prlntlna Cos.. 15 John li-lt. Call Main
1498. or City 1395.
Appreciates Pope’s Position in De
nying Him Audience—Roosevelt
Expected To Visit Vatican.
HOME, Feb. 11.—“ My feelings bavo
not been hurt in the slightest by the
Vatican's cancellation of my appoint
ment to call upon the pope,” suid
Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice
president of the United States today,
ash“ busied himself with prepara
tions for his departure tomorrow for
“I look upon the incident as
trifling,” Mr. Fairbanks continued,
“and would really have dismissed it
altogether were it not for tho fact that
the press has taken up the matter
aud thereby aroused a general discus
sion. I think I appreciate the posi
tion in which the pope was placed and
I am not at all disposed to feel re
sentment over my failure to have an
audience with him.
“Were the whole tiling to do over,
I think I would act Just us I have. 1
certainly would not have paid the
great Methodist church and its repre
sentatives In Home the gratuitous in
sult of refusing to address the local
church, after making an appflntment
to do so, merely to preserve what
might be called my eligibility to call
at the Vatican.
“I am sorry that the incident has
resulted in stirring up feeling between
protestants and catholics. The Vati
can has certain rules that it deems to
be proper regarding the pope's re
ception to public meu and 1 think we
should assume that It knows what
rules are best In the government of
his actions.”
The statement of Mgr. Blsleti,
Papal Major Dorno, that ex-presldent
Roosevelt haH notified the Vatican of
his desire to call upon the pope, has
awakened fresh interest In Mr. Roose
velt’s coming. He has been Invited
to address the Methodist church In
Rome, but in view of the “Fairbanks
incident” it is assumed he will pay
his respects to the pope before ap
pearing before the Methodists.
Mr. Roosevelt however will have to
give the pope precedence over King
Victor Emmanuel, who will also re
ceive him in audience and entertain
him at the palace. The Vatican s
rules forbid an audience by the pope
to anyone who first honors the king.
Emmanuel has no such objection to
receiving those who pay their first re
spects to the pope.
Mrs. Frances Stewart Suffers Terrible
Injuries When Gasoline
Stove Explodes.
Mrs. Frances Stewart, about 28
years old, was fatally burned when
the gasoline stove in the kitchen ot
her home, No. 168 Sbeihlan-ave., ex
ploded while she was alone In the
house, at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning.
Mrs. Stewart, crazed by and
fear, rushed from the house with her
whole body a pillar of flames. Neigh
bors went to her assistance and rolled
her In the snow, succeeding In ex
tinguishing the flames, but not uni.il
she had been terribly burned.
She was carried into a drug store
on the corner, where the druggist did
all that he could to relieve her suf
fering*. but he expressea the opinion
that she cannot recocver.
Detroit ambulance wa* called, and
Mrs. Stewart was taken to St. Mary ’s
Manitoba Provincial Government To
Have Abattoir.
WINNIPEG, Feb. 11. —'The Manito
ba provisional government struck a
hard blow at the beef trust today
when it announced that a municipal
cuttle market and abattoir would
soon be established In Winnipeg to
compete directly with the trust.
This announcement Is In response
to the demands or farmers who charge
that the beef trust Is killing the live
stock Industry of western Canada by
keeping down the price to farmers of
cattle on the hoof and keeping up the
price of meat to consumers.
The formers allege that an Investi
gation has revealed the fact that much
of the livestock of western Canada Is
shipped by the packers to Chicago and
io (here sold at a profit even after the
packers have paid the Increased
freight charges and 27 1-2 per cent
SAGINAW, Mich., Feb. 11.—(Spe
clai.) —The Saginaw Federation of La
bor at a monster meeting Thursday
night went on record opposing the
granting of a traction franchise for 30
years, holding that the vr eßf>nt fran
chlses expire In 20 years, and any
rights for longer than that time would
be used as a club when the present
grants expire.
MOUNT CLEMENS. Mich., Feb. It.
| Special> —While returning homo
from a prayer meeting Wedivsday
evening. Mrs. Newton, wife of Thomas
W Newton, vice-president of the Citi
zens’ Savings bank and a local capi
talist. slipped and fell on the Icy
walk near the Rapid railway freight
house, dislocating her hip and other
wise severely Injuring herself.
Made Into Suits or Overcoat* strictly
ito vnur measure, S».7R. Worth 118.75
to |25 ao ts cut front the full piece.
SI YDF.W’A. M >lonrof.«tf.
Tainting, paper hanging graining
and glaxlng Home phone C. 4244-L.
Frnaca Hatfinror* fiwtrk. De
troit Radiator Cos., 1090 JafL K. K. S72<k
Mrs. Margaret Fapinaw Found In
vestment Unprofitable and Sues
For Return of Money.
How Mrs. Margaret Papinaw paid
S2OO to C. W. Kimberling, a well
kuown auctioneer and A. J. Chapman,
a real estate agent, to learn the real
estate business, and got only $5 Hi
cash for considerable experience in re
turn. was told in Justice Ott’s court,
Friday morning, when she brought
suit for the return of the money.
Mrs. Papinaw said sell was intro
duced to tile men by a women who
formerly worked for Kimberling. The
men painted to her in glowing terms
the money to be made in the real
estate business, she said, and induced
her to pay them S2OO, money she had
to borrow, in order to learn the se
cret* of the business. The receipt
provides that Mrs. Papinaw was to re
ceive 50 per cent on all deals put
through, but during the three weeks
she was in the office she received
only $3 on one deal and $2 on another.
She said that neither of the men ex
plained the business to her, and that
about all she did was to answer the
After she had decided to get out of
the business Mrs. Papinaw said, she
usked for the return of her money,
when one of the men replied:
“Oh, keep on, you are doing fine.
You will eonie out all right.”
“And I came out without enough
money to pay my board,” the woman
The defendants testified that they
explained to Mrs. Papinaw the uncer
tainties of the real estate business,
and that she knew what she was do
ing when she went into tho business
T he men denied being in partnership,
but said they had offices together.
“You were in partnership on this
deal, were you uot,” asked Attorney
Greece, for the plaintiff.
“Well, we divided the money we got
from her.”
“You are willing to go in on any
deal in which you can make a little
easy money?”
“Well, yes, we are out for the mon
ey.” was the answer.
“And what did you do to earn this
money? Did you teach her anything?’
“Our books were there. The woman
could learn fur herself; there isn’t
much to learn.”
Aged Woman and Nurse Meet Tragic
Fate in Ohio—Man May Die
From Injuries.
CHARDON, Ohio, Feb. 11. —Fire
which destroyed the farm house of
Hubert H. Hayes, two miles from
Burton village early today cost tho
lives of his invalid wife and her
nurse.* lluyes may die.
The dead are Mrs. Nancy Haves. 6H,
and Mrs. James Covert, 50, of May
field, Cuyahoga county.
A dog owned by Hayes gave the
alarm. The first to arrive found
Hayes lying in the snow in front of
the house, unconscious, with his night
clothing burned off. After the flames
had died down, men entering the
ruins found the body of Mrs. Hayes
on the bed. with the body of the
nurse lying partly across her.
The position of the bodies indicated
that the nurse might have escaped
herself, but had tried to save her
aged patient and thus lost her own
Hayes. 70. was unable to tell how
the fire occurred.
“Money Against Brains Cos.” Organizes,
Money Against Brains Cos,, is the
name of anew concern which filed
articles of incorporation Friday. The
company is formed to act as agents
In bringing together parties who de
sire to develop propositions of a varied
character, including inventions,
patents, novelties, partnei ships, water
rights, mull order business, etc. The
stockholders are William T. Lewis and
Clayton H. and Ira Grlnnell, of Grin
nell Bros.
Apostolic ilrlrgnlr to the I ailed Stntea,
who anya I'lipr I'lu* mennt oo nfTriiae
to thr American nation hy refne
lug to receive Former Vlce-t'realdenl
I'atrhnnk* In andleuce. Hr aaya the
Mrlliodlafa of Homr uar dishonorable
method* In proarlytlim among the
t'nthnllea, giving children of fatho
lte« ahoea and clothing and that they
hoc other unfair niethoda to wenn
them away from the Catholic church.
He aalri anrh tnethoda are eonaldered
unfair hy the Cathollea, and they
ahnuld he frented la the aame light
hy the Troleslggl*.
-/ % ft v* - ' s * -v : ' B»W . i iftairifl!
'lll* duke of IlNurhridrr, acronipimlrd hr (hr <lu<-he«», formerly Mlm Hrlrnu
/.Ininiermnn. nrrlvrd In Drtroll, Friday murnliiK, on a tour around (hr
world. Thr plrturr mlioiym (hr dnk r and dui-ht-a*. Ihrlr children, l.udy
M«r> and Lord Mundevllle, and th* father of the durhea*, Kugfuc /.lm
uirnnau, (hr railway innicnate.
Reading Is Prominent in the Upward
Movement, Advancing
1 3-8 Points.
NEW YORK. Feb. 11.—The stock
market opened featureless with little
doing in any of the leading stocks.
Later the active railroad issues were
in demand and at the end of the first
half hour the market was strong with
the leading issues, both railroad and
industrials up one point.
11 a. m.—lncreased strength was de
veloped in the market after the first,
few minutes with further advances
ranging from fractions to one point.
Reading was most prominent, advauc
iug 13-8 to 162.
Government’s unchanged; other
bonds strong.
aßlblr.lyMichsW 123456 7890$ «
Open. Noon.
Amalgamated Cop. C 0... 7 4',4 74%
Amer. Car A. Foundry... 59% 60
Arner. Cotton OH 59 % 59 % ,
Amer. lee Securities .... 22 22
Amer. Locomotive 4:* 49
Amer. Smelting A- Kefln. SO % 81% ,
Amer. Sugar Refining .. 121 121 j
Amer. Tel. & Telegraph. 137 137
Amer. Woolens Cos 34 34 Vi 1
Anaconda Copper Cos. ... 49 49%
Atc.h., Top. A Santu Fe.. 114% 114% 1
Baltimore A Ohio 110% 110% 1
Brooklyn Rapid Tran... 71 71 %
Centra! Leather 39 39%
Chesapeake a Ohio 81 % *2%
Chicago At Ot. Western.. 3o 3*l
Chicago, Mil. & St. Paul. 143% 143%
Chicago & Northwest'n.. 154% 154%
Colorado Fuel At 1r0n... 36% 36*%
Consolidated das 143 143%
Delaware Ac Hudson.... 172% 172%
Denver Ac Rio Grande... 38% 39 l *
Ills. Sec. Cor 30% 30%
Erie 28% 28%
Do. first pref 44% 45
Great Northern, pref. .. 136% 136
Do, Ore Ctfs 69 69
Illinois Central 141 141
Interboro.-Metropolitan . 20% 20%
Do, preferred 50 50%
Louisville At Nashville.. 147% 14*%
Missouri, Kan. Ac Tex... 41% 41%
Mlssi nil Pacific 69 69%
National Lead 79 79 %
New York Central At 11.. 118% 118%
New York, tint. A West. 41% 44%
Norfolk At Western .... 102 101%
Northern Pacific 136 136
Pennsylvania R. It 131% 131%
People’s Gas A Coke... 108% 109
Pressed Steel Car 39% 39%
Reading 160% 161%
Republic Iron Ac Steel... 36% 37
Do, preferred 99% 99%
Rock Island 46% 47%
Do, preferred 83% 84 %
Southern Pacific 123% 124%
Southern Ry. 27% 27%
Do, preferred 64 64
Tennessee Copper 33% 33 %
Third Ave 1«»% 11
Twin City R. T 112% 111%
TANARUS« xas A Pacific 29 99
Union Pacific* 1x2% 182?*,
I'nlted States Rubber .. 39% 40
United Slates Steel 7*% 78
1 ><>, preferred 119 % 11 :•
United States Bonds ... 104% lt*4%
Utah Copper 49% 49%
Wabash 20% 21
Do, preferred 44% 45 %
West!nghouse Mfg. Cos.. 67 67
Reported for The Times by Hyaden.
Stone Ac Cos., 116-118 Grtswold-st.:
Open. High. Low. Noon.
Adventure .... 9 9 9 9
Arcadian ..... 8 8 8 8
Arlz. f'um'l .... 40% 11% 40% 41%
Boston At Corb. 19 19% 19 19
Berton t’om. .. 19% 19% 19% 19%
•Butte Cltn ... 24% 24% 24% 24%
C:»lu. A Arlz... 72 72 72 7 2
Centennial Cop. 23% 23% 23% 23%
Cop. Rang.* ... 77% 77% 77% 77%
Franklin 20 % 20% 20% 20%
Green*. Can. ... 9% 9% *•% :•%
Isle Royale ... 22% 23 22 % 23
Ij»k<- Copper .. 81 83% Mil, *1 %
U Salle 15% 15% 15% 15%
Miami 23% 23% 23% 23'*
Mohawk 66 66 66 66
Nevada Cons. .. 22% 22% 22% 22%
Shannon 15 15 1 5 1 •,
Superior Cop... 55 6x% 55 5 7
U H Mining... 45 43% 45 45
fro. pref 5o 50 f.O 50
Utah Apex .... 4'* 4 % 1 % t %
Utah Copper .. 49% 60 49% 49%
Indiana . #....37 3 7 36 % 361-
No Like ....... 2'*% 20% 19% 19%
Rnv Cons 22 22 22 22
•Kx-dividend. ::»«*.
HPT til I’l‘UO—Clow.
Cattle —Receipts 125, fair dernnnd and
.utefulv. prime. $6 50fi7.25. butchers.
$3.504|6 Veals Receipts 700, active,
lit- higher; common to choice. $7 soh
111.50 Sheep and Lambs - Receipts 1.3,.
000. falrit active anil Arm: lambs, $7.50
! 08.70; yearlings, |7.2sli'S sh«-<*p. $1.60
fr 7 Hogs—Receipts 3.400, active and
■ find* stronger: yorkers. $9.15#f9 25,
' pips. $9.30; mixed. $9. heavy.
s9.lo<f? 9.15. roughs. $3 250 8 50; stags,
, $7^7.50.
mnr.cT kiiow tub uhoi.rmi.r
TAII.OH, Suits and Overcoat* made
from remnants Your choice, *i*.7,Y
I Worth sl6 75 to $25 0o
J tl.NUkH't, M Mvaroe-ave.
Duke and Duchess Spend Day
Quietly—Are On Their Way
To the Orient.
The Duko and Duchesa of Manches
ter, accompanied by Eugene Zimmer
maia father of the duchess, arrived
in Detroit Friday morning in their
private car and will spend the day
lu re, leaving Friday evening for Cin
Owing to the recent death of ttao
dowager duchess, the
stay will be a very quiet one, the
duchess remaining in seclusion in her
cur, while the duke and his father-in
law take up business matters with
'railroad officials.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman F. Moeller
will dine with the duke and duchess
in their private car, Friday evening.
Mr. Moelier, as genera) passenger
agent of the Pere Marquette, has come
in close contact with the duke on
previous visits of his grace to Detroit
and a very genuine friendship exists
between them. Mr. and Mrs. Moeller
had hoped to have the dqfce and
duchess as their guests at dinner In
the Pontchartrain and to the theater
afterward, but the fact of their mourn
ing prevents and the Moellers will
dine quietly wdth the Manchesters In
stead. ’
The duke and duchess are on thel 1 *
way to the Orient. Their four chil
dren have been left In England.
Jos. P. Thlesen Says Home Is Ruined
as Residence Property Property;
Wants $5,000 Damages.
Claiming that his home on Mi!-
waukee-uve. west, has been absolutely
ruined as a residence property, Joseph
P- Thelsen brought suit in Judge Mur
tin’s court, Friday, against the Pitt
rut.ns & Dean C'o., for $5,000 damages.
Thicsen claims thatp revious to the
coming of the Pittsman A Dean Cos.,
the property on Mllwaukee-ave. wast
v.an a residential district. Then the
defendants acquired several lots on
which they erected large barns for
the accommodation of more than 50
horses and a number of lurge unsight
ly covered wagons, used in hauling ice
and coal, the plaintiff says. He al
leges that when the company first
commenced operation It stated that
along the street If would erect cot
tages, with the barns in the rear, but
this las never been done. Thlesen
claims that the barns constitute a
nuisance, in that the attract vermin,
tiles, rats and mice to the neighbor
hood, and he alleges that the peace
and quiet of the street has been de
stroyed by the late and early work
of hitching horses, the shouts of
drivers and the rattle of the heavy
Col. W. D. Snow Was Associate Editor
of Detroit Tribune.
HACKENSACK, N. .1 . Feb. 11.—Col.
W. 1). Snow, 78. soldier .author and
hymn writer, died hete today. He was
the son of Josiah Snow, founder of the
Detroit Tribune and was for a tine
associate editor of that paper.
Col. Snow, during the civil war.
served on the stats of (Jen. Powell
Clayton and (Jen. Steele, he was best
known as a writer of Cnitarian hymns.
Youth Steals SBOO.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala. Fob. 11— An
elghteen-year old youth distracted th '
attention of the clerk at the stamp
I window of the local pogtofllce today
toid stoleshiii in hills from a sheif
I inside th) window. He was out of
I sight before anyone realised what ha-l
been done.
Itoliert T. \\ II»«••«. u( Hlrkmopd, Inri.,
hn« written lu Police CominDdower
Croul MUNttilK him to And Robert ]
A Wilson aged 14. red- haired, and;
i about *lx feel tall. The Indiana man I
‘mxa Wilson I" hi* father, and h«* i
i,ni been aern by him In year*.
He believe* hie father la In Detroit.
Commercial « red It I*. Nalla«a.
Kansas City Physician Who Married
Niece of Late Millionaire, la
Charged With His Murder
In Firat Degree.
Grand Jury la Called For Saturday
to Conaider Caae—Priaoner’a
Bail Is $50,000.
KANSAS CIT V, Mo., Feb. 11.— Dr.
Bennett Clark Hyde, who was arrest
ed yesterday on a warrant charging
first degree murder In connection
with the death of Col. Thomas Swope,
Is out on 150,000 ball touay. He sur
rendered quietly late yesterday, going
to the prosecutor's office with his at
torneys. Prosecutor Conkling, a
deputy and Dr. Hyde and his lawyers
went to Independence, Mo., soon af
terward. Here the prisoner was ar
raigned before Justice W. F. Ix»ar. He
pleaded not guilty and was released
on bond, which had been arranged by
IBs attorneys.
The bond was signed by F. P. Neal,
president of the Southwest National
bank; H. K. Hall, president of the
Hall-Baker Grain company; M. D.
Scruggs, a live stock dealer; William
McLaughlin, a horseman, and John
M. Cleary, Frank P. Walsh and Judge
John Lucas, attorneys.
The calmest man in the justice's
office in Independence was Dr. Hyde.
While attorneys busied themselves»
making out the papers in the case,
and while the few spectators whisper
ed loudly and vied with one another
for a view of the accused physician,
he sat near County Marshal Joel B.
Mayes, who made the arrest, and read
a pnper that told of the developments
in the Swope investigation.
“By the way, Mr. Mayes.” he said,
folding up the paper. “I wish you
would call up my house and have my
wife informed that I will be home for
dinner. She will be worrying about
Just as soon as the bond was ac
cepted Dr. Hyde hurried to his homo
in an automobile.
The arrest followed quickly after
Judge Ralph Latshaw called a grand
jury yesterday to Investigate the death
of Coi. Swope. Prosecutor Conkling
made a request for a jury.. It will
convene Saturday.
By dismissing his libel suit for $60f1,-"
000 against Attorney John G. Paxton.
Dr. Frank L. Hall and Dr.. Edward
J. Stewart, Dr. Hyde removed himsei:
from the range of attorneys who have
been using every legal means known
to them.
1 he warrant upon which the arrest
was made was issued at the request
of Attorney John O. Paxton, executor
of the Swope estate. First degree
murder is charged. The warrant says
that Dr. Hyde, with felonious Intent,
administered strychnine to Col. Swope
on the day of his death. Across the
back cf the complaint filed by Mr.
Paxton, asking for a warrant, Prose
cutor Virgil Conkllng wrote above
his signature:
“I hereby Indorse this complaint.’*
Death Puzzled Family.
The death of Col. Swope, Oct. 3 last,
was attended by circumstances which
mystified the millionaire’s family and
close friends. Dr. Hyde had treated
Col. Swope during bis last hours and
1 ad, in signing the death certificate,
given apoplexy as the cause of death.
(Continued nn I’lKr Rlcth.)
1,758,020 TONS OF COAL
Mine Inspector Files Report With La
bor Departm%nt—Slight Reduc
tion In Output.
LANSING, Mich.. Feb. 11.—(Spe
cial.) — The mining inspector's report
has Just been placed on file at the la
bor department. Thirty-one mines
were, on the average, in operation dur
ing the year. The preceding year there
were 33.
The average number of employes
this year war, 2.960, while last year
there were 3,087 men In the mines.
The average number of hours worked
was the same sot the two years, being
7.5. The number of months worked
this roar were 19.6, while those of
last year were 20.2. Wabes have de
creased nine cents per day. Where
last year there was an average daily
wag of $3 02, only $2.93 was paid this
year. The aggregate wages paid dur
ing the entire year of 1909 amounted
to $2,117,865.42 and last year the ag
gregate was $2,260,196 SS.
The total number of gallons of oil
used for illuminating purposes In the
mines last year was 34.961. Tn 1908.
33.J66 gallons were used. Blasting
powder was used to the extent of 67,-
412 kegs this yeur. and last year there
were usi'd 73,857 kegs. The total out
put of coal this vear amounted to
1,758.020 tons Last year the output
was 1,8'*9.927 tons.
The total cost of mining the coal
this year was $2,905,573.07. the aver
age cost '.f each ton being $1.61*3.
l ast year the aggregate cost was
13 n55.956 79. and the average cost per
1 ton was $1.67. > ,
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