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Kings Which lie Said ' She Took
Atcay Be posited Jin Safe bit Him.
There were several developments yesterday to
the swamp murder case at Harrison. N. J.. the
one regarded M the most important by the police
being th- mm* of Mrs. Whitmore's jewelry in
a safe. the -owner of which said that it had been
left with Bin a few days after the murder by
Theodore S. Whitmcre. the Third avenue ele
vated railway motorman now under arrest.
Whltmore said that his wife took this jewelry
win: her when she left home, lie has not been
laid that is has been found.
J. Harry Hendrickson. the "Harry" whom
WWtmore accused of alienating the affections
of his Wife, was taker, into custody at the Man
hattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge at 12:30
o'clock this morning and is detained by the po
lice as ■ vital --. He admitted knowing Mrs.
Whitmore and that the husband was Jealous of
his attention.- to her, but denied all .knowledge
of the murder. ad toon told of meeting
■Whitmore on Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn, a few
days after the finding of Mrs. Whitmore's body.
Whitmore. he said, denounced him for his at
tentions to the former's wife and struck him in
the face. He said that he went to Roslyn, Long
Island, to do some work, and made no attempt
to evade the police.
A handwriting espert also gave it as his
• ■ ■ ■ ttera written after the -murder
arid purporting t" be signed b >' rf; - Whitmore
\ven- written by Whitmore.
After an ordeal in which he Is said to have
asked for temporary relief once or twice; Whit
more was looked up last night at 11 o'clock, and
Assistant Prosecutor Vickers, of Jersey City,
who conducted the examination at Harrison,
left for his home, ordering Whitmore placed in
solitary confinement and Frank Knglert and
William Bartlett the latter a waiter* from
Brooklyn, detained as witnesses.
Several other persons were examined by the
Assistant Prosecutor and other officials working
on the ca^e, Including Matthew and Charles
Batti r. brothers of the dead woman. The in
quiry into the case will be resumed to-day.
The inqu||itors worked on the case frdm 1
o'clock in the afternoon unfi! exactly 10:50
o'clock list night.
'"■'■ Bartlett ■as the last witness examined, and'
-^•was closeted with the officials for two hours,
and. it is said, gave them some valuable in-j
formation. At the conclusion of the inquiry the
Assistant Prosecutor said that the matter was
in such shape that to serve the ends of Justice
it should nor be discussed. He added that there
■were certain phases of the case about which he
would have to confer with the police here before
there could be any definite statement made.
It was rumored at the Harrison Town Hall,
where the inquiry was held, that the officials
•were now in possession of facts by which they
vrre practically assured of a speedy solution of
the mystery. Whitmore is said to have stood
the "sweating"* process fairly well and \to have
met every question with but slight contradic
tions of statements he bad already made.
Whc-n the sergeant on duty wenj to his cell
in the morning Whttmore was not inclined to
lalk about his wife's death, nor did he express
a 7a 7 desire to see friends or to consult a lawyer.
In the afternoon, however, Whitmore had to say
a great deal, as from 12:45 o'clock until about.
Z.?" be was subjected to a close examination
1.,% Prosecutor Vickers arid Magistrate Branegan.
'"Whvn'it ended Matthew' and Charles Batter, of
Scheoectady^brothtTs of Mrs. , Whitmore. were
called* before the two officials. The Salter
.brothers, on iteming the body in the morgue.
•said without hesitation that it was that of their
s=ister: They also said that they had turned
.over some letters which might prove of value in
the case to Inspector McCafferty, of the New
.York detective bureau.
•;<> Hull, who had first said the body
was th;.T of Mrs. Agnes Young, who was found
■live, and later said that it was that of her
I tster. Minnie Gaston, :i)'P f «red in Harrison
ay.tin yesterday, having with her a large bou
quet of liliev-of-th'-vall. y and ferns, which she
•. it,, place on Urn body tf the slain woman.
•;i laslntril that the victim was her haif
snd said that she would see that th^
nods' was do.ently buried.
Mrs Martha <»"N»;11. who lived in the same
hssjse with Mrs. Whttmore. in Pmsiljiii. and
v.iio I ■ Uce tii.it she helped Mrs. Wrrft
ske over h* r fur muff and stole, returned
to Harrison for further Interrogation, as she
I • j the officials she would
ivery alleged to have been made that
Use letters and ;.ost;il cards written to the rel
ative "f Mrs. Whttmore and mailed after her
death were written by her husband is regarded
as a strong point of evidence. A handwriting
expert, aft.r comparing Whitniore's writing with
that am these letters and cards, said that he be
lieved the Jitters signed •I-ena" were MllttM
hf Whitmero.
Of rqual Importance is the fact that DteCUTS
Ward, of Brooklyn Police Headquarters, found
in tlie safe of Frederick E. Radin, at No. 49
Tillary street, all the diamonds, rings and o'.-ier
articles of Jewelry that Whitmore said his wife
took with her when she left him on Christmas
Day. Radin told the police that Whitmore de
posited them with him on the night of Decem
ber .'lO or SL There were one diamond ring, one
marquise ring, one turquoise ring set with ten
diamonds?, one garnet ring, a lover's knot brooch
with diamond centres, a butterfly brooch set
with diamonds, a gold brooch edged with pearls
and a gold locket containing the monogram
"•S. W. E.," and inside of it the photographs of
two children. Half a dozen silver forks, half a
dozen silver IsltifSpoiW one silver fish fork
and half a dozen steel table knives with pearl
handles were also turned over to the detective.
one of the two 'Harrys"' that Whitmore said
were- rivals for the affections of his wife was
found yesterday. This is the man that Whit
more is said to have accused of killing his wife,
but according to the young man's mother, Mrs.
D. A. Janvrin. of No. O.'J Clerinont avenue,
Brooklyn, he is able to prove an alibi. Joseph
Harry BendrfdOMß. for that is his full name,
was tra«<-d through the records at the Brooklyn
navy yard, where he was employed for nine
years until December 7. when he was laid off
just bsfotci the departure of Rear Admiral
Evans's squadron for the Pacific. He is twenty
w#ea years old, and was rated as an electrician,
seo, nd clas.^. He had served in the Spanish-
American War, end always bore a good record.
"My son is innocent of any crime," said Mrs.
Janvrin. "He could not do such a thing. He
was at home with his father and I on Christ
mas Eve and all the following day. He cam©
home early on Tuesday afternoon, the day be
fore Christmas, and went to bed at S o'clock
that night. He built the fires on Christmas
morning, as he often does, and when he called
us to tell us the house was warmed up he point
ed to his father's stocking and to one of mine,
which ho had hung up in the kitchen. There
was a lemon in mine, then a wad of paper and
down In the toe of each our presents. We had
breakfast together and Harry washed the dishes
and dried them. He told me some time ago that
he had known Whitmore for four years and that
he had always considered him his friend until
lately, when be told me that Whitmore was
boating his wife shamefully. He said she wa.s
not a bad woman. When he tried to patch up
the differences between Whitmore and his wife
the husband took a dislike to him, he said."
Mrs. Janvrin asserts that on the day after
Christmas her son went to Roslyn, Long Island,
to visit his uncle, Frank Verity, a boss mason.
While there he read of the swamp murder, but
did not suspect that the woman was Mrs. Whit
more until Friday, when he read of the identi
fication and saw his own name in the papers.
Then he did not know whether to come home or
Mis<= Bessie Schmitter. Mrs. Whitmore's sis
ter, called on Mrs. Janvrin yesterday and told
her she not only did not believe her son guilty
of the murder but that she felt sure he had n^t
been guilty of any impropriety with Mrs. Whit
State Officials Question Legality of His
Arrest in New Jersey.
Albany. Jan. 4.— According to the police. Theodore
S. Whitmore, of Brooklyn, formerly of Albany,
now held by the New Jersey police in connection
with the death of his wife, was well known to
them. Th<--ir records show that Whitmore was tir^t
arrested in Albany in 1893 on complaint of L,ena
P liter, the murdered woman, who was also a resi
dent of Albany. The charge was withdrawn and.
was followed by a wedding ceremony in the police
court. A few months later Mrs. Whitmore had her
husband arrested for non-support, but withdrew
the charge. In ISJM she preferred a charge of as
sault in tlie third degree against him.
Whitmore was sentenced at Troy to Clinton
prison on September 2>\ 1896. according to th« state
prison records, for two years and seven months.
Whitmore and a companion were accused of rob
bing ;< man on the R< nsselaer approach of the New
York Central Railroad bridge between this city
and Beasselaer, and throwing him over an em
bankment Whitmore was oardoned the following
year by Governor Black.
Officials at tiie Capitol raised a serious question
:,s to the right of police officers to take Whitmore
from Brooklyn to Harrison. X. J., and there arrest
him without extradition papers. It was recalled
thai in Governor Roosevelt's term police officers
and others throughout the state were warned
;ijr;iinst permitting prisoners in this state to be
taken to other states without regular extradition
by the Governor. The Code of Criminal Procedure
expr.ssly prohibits such action, even though the
prisoner consents to so outside the state, and re
quires that the waiver of the prisoner's rights must
be in writing.
Dr. Lyon's
Tooth Powder
Used by people of refinement
Established in 1 866 by
Misapprehension Likely To Be Dis
pelled by -Answer to Resolution.
[From Tho Tribune Bureau]
Washington, Jan. 4. — Treasury officials indi
cate to-day that after another payment of a
percentage of the deposits held in New York
City is made on Monday, the condition of tin;
working balance of the Treasury will be such
that the department will not, be warranted in
making further withdrawals of government de
posits from Now York City banks for the pres
ent. The working balance to-day was about
$8,000,000. It is expected that with normal re
ceipts the balance will bo In the neighborhood
of $10,000,000 in the coining week. While no
official statemtnt is made as to the amount of
money withdrawn from the Now York banks,
there is reason for believing that it dats nnt ex
ceed $I^oo,ooo. The Treasury will continue
with its present working balance, and if no
unusual demand is made on it balances will not
b>? withdrawn from interior banks It Ls the
opinion of Treasury experts, however, that this
action cannot be long delayed.
The attitude of the New York banks from the
point of view of the government has been a cor
rect one. Some of the popular misapprehen
sion and prejudice against the banks of Now
York City will be dispelled when the answer of
the Treasury Department to the resolution of
inquiry is sent to the Senate. It is realized that
much of tho information called for by the Sen
ate resolution is not procurable in the regular
records of the department, but in these cases
the department has strained a pome and has
called on clearing houses and other authorized
sources for the information. Among other
things, the reply to the Senate will show that
while it was generally supposed that th.c New
York City bankd were holding on to every cent
they could get hold of they were actually send
ing millions of dollars into the interior, while
the banks in the interior were engaged in build
ing up their reserves far above the legal per
centage. All these things will be shown, as well
as the further fact that the deposits made by
the government in New York City were in no
way disproportionate to the capital of the
hanks, and nut at all disproportionate to the
amount deposited in Western and
The next problem to be met by the banks nnd
the officials of the government is the reduction
of the circulating medium. Statements at the
department show that there has been an in
crease in circulation until there is now about
SiOo.vHMUKM) in the country. I'ndor tlie Aklricb
act it can be retired only at the rate of .'?'.•,«.HK),
000 a month. It is expected that within a com
paratively short time, with the improvement in
general banking business and the resumption of
cash payments, there will be a rush to rttirtr
portions of this circulation. The Treasury De
partment in this event will probably say to the
banks that they can best effect retirement hy
giving up a portion of their deposit?. The de
partment is determined to recall a percentage of
the generous amount of deposits in the country
in the coming spring arid summer months to
meet extraordinary expenses of the Panama
Canal, and also the $5,000,006 payment to Okla
homa, wlyeh must be made on demand. The
manner of returning these deposits or a per
centage of them to the Treasury will b» made
as easy as possible for the banks of the coun
Kansas <"ity. Mo., Jan. 4. -The grand jur\ re
turned indictments to-night against 129 persons,
including fifty travelling actors, charged with vio
lating tiie closing law last Sunday. All but three
of the theatres will be open to-morrow.
Committee of Republican Club Or
gan iics for Campaign.
The con.mittee of twenty-five appointed by the
Republican Club to work for the nomination of
Charles K. Hughes for the Presidency met and
organized last night, appointing James S. Ldmiaier
chairman. Ora Howard vice-chairman and James
Talcott treasurer.
Three committee were also appointed— on plan
and scope, another to enlist the active co-operation
and assistance of the nine hundred and odd non
resident Members of the club, many of whom live
in other states, and the third to obtain the co
operation of other Republican organizations In this
and other states. .After the appointment of the
committees and a long discussion on the general
situation the committee adjourned subject to the
call of the chair.
The committee on plan and scope will meet the
early part of next week and will map out a tenta
tive plan of campaign. It will outline a plan by
which the Hughes movement may be systematically
and powerfully brought before the nation.
"From the letters that the committee has re
ceived," said Mr. Liehmaier, "it is evident that the
interest in the Hughes movement is deep and wide
spread. Most significant of all, these letters have
come from all parts of the country, proving that
not only is Governor Hughes known and admired
in his own state, but also in other states. These
letters seem to me to do away with any Idea that
the Hughes movement is merely a local one, or one
confined to this state. The letters show clearly—
and they are from representative Republicans— that
Governor Hughes has a strong follow 1 ing, which
looks upon him as the most available and strongest
Presidential candidate."
"Will this committee ask the Governor to ex
press himself on national questions of vital inter
est?" he # was asked. . *
"No, certainly not. We all know— man
knows— that Hughes is absolutely sound on na
tional questions of vital interest. I see no reason
why he should come out and state his position on
each and every one of them. We all know him,
and we all know his record, and he can well
afford to stand on that. In my opinion, the most
Important issue of the coming campaign will be
the governmental control and supervision of pub
lic service corporations. I think it would be a
mistake to insist upon the Governor making a
statement on national questions.
"I believe that shortly there will be such an
outburst of popular sentiment for Governor
Hughes's nomination that the Republican party
cannot fail to hear it and answer it at the na
tional convention by giving him the nomination."
Mr. Lehmaier said that the plan of campaign
would be mapped out and adopted as soon as pos
sible. The sub-commit tee? will meet frequently
from time to time, as well as the committee itself,
and every effort will be made to carry on the
Hughes movement in an aggressive and telling
manner. v .^
Of the twenty-five members of the committee
twenty-one were at the meeting last night. "—
Democrats and Republicans Uniting m Move
ment ±n That County.
A movement, which is significant because among
the Republicans were found some Democrats, was
started yesterday in Queens County to boom Gov
ernor Hushes for the Presidency. John H. Bootb,
president of the Jamaica Citizens' Association,
called the meeting, and was later elected president.
Mr. Booth is a Republican.
He said it was apparent that there was a strong
and deep movement anr ig representative men,
regardless of party, to lend their earnest efforts
to tne nomination of Mr. Hughe? He character
ized him as "temperate in action, keen in percep
tion and judicious in judgment."
Among those who joined the Hughes movement
were Colonel William M. Griffith, former secre
tary to Governor Black: John L.. Wyckoff, Leander
B. Faber. F. J. Flynn, Herbert A. O'Brien, Al
fred J. Kno. George Tyler Watts. Bernard Tep
lisky, John K. Booth. Frederick W. Scutt, F. W.
Lane and Frederick W. Dunton.
A mass meeting will be arranged for some night
next week.
I>os Angeles. Jan. 4.— Friends of Frederick F.
Wheeler, a capitalist of this city, have opened a
correspondence campaign to obtain for him the
Prohibition nomination for President at Columbus,
Ohio, next July.
Mr. Wheeler admits that he is a passive candi
date for the honor and that he will be glad to
leoi the Prohibitionists if called upon to do so.
Be is a member of the Prohibition National Com
mittee, and several time? l>as been a candidate for
Congress and other offices. He was formerly a
banker and merchant of Albany.
Mr. Wheeler Is quoted as saying that of course
bis party has no hope to win in the coming elec
tion, but that the one great principle for which
it stands is already winning all over tlie country,
lie is forty-tight years old. /
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.) ,
Detroit, Jan. 4.— Daniel J. Cainpau, Democratic
National Committeeman from Michigan, is plan
ning to be elected delegate-at-large to the national
convention and to deliver Michigan to Bryan for
President. He has just returned from Chicago,
where he conferred with Illinois Bryan men for the
overthrow of Roger J. Sullivan as the Democratic
boss of that state.
Tiir> Democratic members of the Board of Alder
men met in caucus yesterday In the City Hall, and.
as forecast d in The Tribune, chose Alderman
Timothy I*. Sullivan lor chairman of the Finance
Committee arid viee-ehairnian of the board. Alder
men Sullivan, Doull and Cole were named as a
committee to nominate a Committee on Rules.
Harry Oxford was named for serjeant-at-arms. He
will have two assistants. John Stapleton j. j.
Mi Glynn.
Cary F5. Ki=h was appointed an Assistant -District
Attorney yesterday by District Attorney Iru G.
Darrin of Queens County. Mr. Fish is a Republi
can and has been practising law In I^oiig Island
City for several years. Pntii recently lie was cap
tain of Company D of the T2<\ Regiment, of Man
hattan. He assumed his duties yesterday.
Johnstown, Perm.. Jan; 4.— John Walsh, who is
walking from San Francisco to New York on a
wager of $3,000, left Johnstown Hospital to-day,
where he has been ill with pneumonia since De
cember 23. Walsh left San Francisco on October
21 in an attempt to make th- trip in ninety days.
He expects to reach New York In ten days.
• (By TH^Rrnph to The Tribune. |
GalvaaUm'; Jan. -After a two days* conference
of general attorneys, general passenger agents and
tax commissioners of the raits a the Texas lines
declare they are nrepured to fight th« State Rail
■raj Commission's attempt to force a iVa-cent
passenger rate in this state. ;i
\\£s*' dry goods-carpets-upholstery,
Annual January Sales |
Unusual Price Concessions
French and American Lingerie
Supekor Materials and Workmanship ; plain, lace and embroidery
trftnmed and hand embroidered; introducing the 1908 models.
American Made. French.
NIGHT GOWNS, 1.00 to 15.00 3.00 to 55.00
chemises, 1.00 to 8.50 1.50 to 25.00
skirts, .65 to 20.00 2.50 to 35.00
corset covers, .50 to 7.50 2.50 to 25.00
drawers, .50 to 7.50.- 2.50 to 45.00
combinations, 3.00 to 15.00 6.50 to 35.00
EXTRA SIZE GARMENTS. Particular attention is directed to
large assortment in a variety of styles in both Trench and American
Housekeeping Linens
One-quarter to mtJkird under R'rular Prices.
DOUBLE DAMASK CLOTHS, each, 3.C0, 3.75, 4.50, 5.50, 6.50
NAPKINS TO MATCH, D° z • 3.50, 4.2:>
DINNER NAPKINS, " 58.50 6.25
For Single Beds pair, 6.50, 3.50
" Double " " 8.50, U.OO
HEMSTITCHED PILLOW CASES. " 1.50, 1.65, 2.00
HEMMED HUCK TOWELS, doz.. 2.25. 3.50, 4.50, 5.03
HEMSTITCHED HUCK n - 0 . m ,m ,
TOWELS. doz. v 3.5 U. 4.SU, 3.UU, O.UU 0.-J
HUCK TOWELS, Scalloped Ends, *oz 3.90
Decorative Linens
One-half Regular Prices in many instarues.
PIECES, DOILIES. &c. Examples of finest Needlework and
trimmed with Serviceable and Rare Laces.
Novelty Wash Fabrics
Many exquisite Creations of unusual merit confined
exclusively to Arnold. Constable Sl Co.
$>toadwwj £» i^y^Me^t
Interview Mat/ lit I'sed to Head
Off' Briian.
[By Telegraph la The Tribune 1
St. Paul. Jan. 4.— According to advices from
Washington, an interview with Governor John
A. Johnson of Minnesota in Fridays "New York
World" Ls likely to start a movement within the
Democratic party to head Bryan off within the
next sixty days. It looks a* if the Cleveland
Democracy is anxious to line up in Johns.. ns
support, and his friends have succeeded in per-
him to get into the race. There is .1
disposition among the Democratic leaders here
to believe Johnson is to he the Moses of his
party. His interview was intended for •••■11
sumptlon in the East and the states of the
South, with a view to affecting the opinions of
the rank and file of the party there.
Duluth, Jan. 6— Democrats of Minnesota who
favor the nomination of William J. Bryan for
President Rave out an address to the Democrats of
Minnesota to-niglit. setting forth their reasons for
supporting Mr. Bryan. The address is sisrif-i! by
T. T. Hudson, Democratic National Ommitt--. nan
from Minnesota, and more tlian one hundred other
prominent Democrats of the state.
To Incorporate DozcntoiLn Taxpay-
I ers' Association at Once.
About three hundred landlords gathered in I-Jb
erty HaM. in Kast Houston street, last night, and
decided Jo exclude lessees from v downtown tax
payers association, to be Incorporated at once.
An assessment of $10 a house was levied, and 13.000
was collected on the spot, with promise** to pay
about as much more. A committee was appointed
to incorporate the organization.
Jacob Gordon was made chairman of the finance
committee, which will meet to-day at his office.
No. 230 Grand street, to arrange for the next meet-
Ing. Phillips & Phillips, of No. 271 Broadway, were
appointed counsel for the association.
All this was accomplished with less than five
hours of discussion, no actual fighting and the ex
penditure of an Incalculable amount of vocal en
ergy. The disorder at the meeting was in markt»d
contrast to the indoor meetings held by the rent
strikers, conducted by the Socialists, at which
absolute order has so far prevailed. It was al
most impossible for the speakers to make them
selves heard, and the attempts of the chairman,
Harold Phillips, to maintain order with his gavel
provoked much resentment. One man wanted to
know if -the chair regarded the assemblage as a
"bunch of cattle," and Mr. Phillips, who was too
polite to express his real opinion, apologised.
Nathan Cohen, of No. 309 East 10th street, who
owns four tenement houses, wanted the meeting
to appoint a committee looking to amalgamation
with the Taxpayers' Association. He was against
the $10 assessment plan, and refuse,! to serve on a
finance committee appointed by Mr Phillips, to
the obvious dismay of the leaders of the move
ment. Mr. Cohen la regarded M the natural leader
of the landlords, and his defection worried th»
sober minded amons the landlords a good deal.
There were many attacks on the socialists at the
meeting, but they were hard to hear, becttuse th.
band down in Kittle Hungary, next door, drowned
the voices of all the speakers. The decision to levy
a $10 assessment was carried unanimously, but
tin re was a stampede for the doors after the vote,
and many landlords escaped In the confusion.
Th« rent strikers rested yesterday, and held only
one small meeting. That was in M street, anil
most of the speakers w. re women. The leaders of
the movement were optimistic, and said that
Monday, a critical day, would result In sweeping
victories for their cause. But Mr Phillips and the
lawyers for the landlords are preparing to fight
hard against any .1- ...vs in the issuing of ,1.., : • - -
warrants, and the socialists will huve thoir h-s.ds
full. ■
Four landlord!., with HI families, V iv reported
as yielding lo the d«nnnda for a reduction yester
day. One of these (MM whs in Kast SStb street
and the number brought- the total of the families
who have won their fight up to 530. Lewis Krteu-
■Well, we have given Subscribers good counsel the F*=t
two months — the best on the Street. We bave forecast*!
the advances and the setbacks, and nam«-<i the best
stock*. Our Daily Letter. STj per :nonih. sMtea present
vieTO. We know of mo low priced sto-'ks whicii will
yield big profits to those who buy at Gmiiigb* time.
Send for Harriman-Keece-Lawson special circular ani
I'JOT charts.
A. V KIIX.MV -<> BROAD >T.. V T.
man. of No. "_•?- Monroe street, went to the social
ists yesterday to get ■ lawyer to sue an agent o*
his landlord for assaulting his wife when she re
fused to pay her rent. A number of disposes*
notices were served.
David Duffleld. jr.. of - ion. Long Island. lo?t
his life yesterday ill II in an effort to rescue
his pet dog from a burning building. Duffleld. who
is a cripple living with Mi father end mother.
was awakened early yesterday mornir^ to flr.d
that the nous*; was on fire. After arousing his
parents and telephoning to the neighbors :or aid. he
ran to the barn to get a wet blanket, with the
help of which he hoped t.- enter the main part of
the hoi-- . where he believed that the rest of th»
family was imprisoned.
By the time that the yours m.tn had got back
the older Mr. Duflleii] had dragged his wife to
safety by carrying her through a window to the
roof of a porch. Young Duflleld i:» verth forced
h:s way into the basement, where his pet dog was
tied, ana was found there later dead beside his
dead pet. both having bet-p overcome by the srr.oke.
\ •
In the semi-annual re: 1 ".: of th District Attor
ney's office in the Borough of Queens 157 indict
ments are mentioned as untried in the Court .->f
Special Sessions; SOS cases are enumerated as hav
ing been on the calendar from July I to December
31. and in that number 254 convictions are included
and two appeals, which are pending from original
decisions. In the County Court there were recorded
In the term sixty convictions, twelve acquittals and
eleven dismissals.
Two bond-* were forfeited on bench warn: arid
on motions to dismiss 0t53 cases were throw out of
court. The report shows s. small number of assault
and grand larceny case*, while no charges of mur
der appear on the records in the time mentioned.
Muncie. Ind.. Jan. ■» — With a proclamation front
Governor Hanly declaring martial law. urtd six
hundred state troopf camped in the heart •£ tha
city. Muncie to-night is quiet. The riotous out
breaks of the last three days, due to a strike of
streetcar men. have given way to a normal exist
ence, so far as violence is concerned. Ovil ami
military office** are working together, with tfco
commanding officer of the troops having the power
to go above the civil officers* orders it he deems tt
(Hr Telegraph to Trie Tribune. 1
Pittsourg. Jan. *— William Ellis Corey. pr«l«3*«»
of the United States Ste*.! Corporation, his former
wife, Laura Cook Corey, their son Alaa Cow.
and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Corey, the parents at
Mr. Corey, met by appointment to-day at the Corey
home In Hr.iduvck. Absolute secrety was main
tained by all concert.?a. but it Is prob.it'.c that tlia>
signing of important business papers mads itj
necessary that all the parties should assemble to
Walter Hurt, a negro, of No. *2 Woodwork
street. Ycnkers. shot and killed his wife early yes
terday morning when she announced that she no
longer loved him. and demanded money to !*av«
the city. The woman was in bed when her hus-
J>and fired the shot into her brain. According ••
the police, the couple had several Quarrels, and
Hurt gave up Ms work last Wednesday. They at
tended a moving picture show on Friday Bight. •**
on their return in the early hours ef the S" s "**
Hurt asked his wife about her relations with %
man named Geor&- Urown. Hurt told the polio
yesterday that hia \%if - said that she was - ln * **
gt> away with Rrown. and asked him to* money to
pay the railroad fare- for herself and Brown. Aft**r
the shootinjt Hurt rushed from the house and nur.j;
the rvvolver into a lot in Quincy Place. H •»•••*•
rested when he returned to his hora« Uter m ta«
day. and held for the action ct U»s gr*nd jui». ■*

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