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THE DEFENSE OFMOLINEDX It Rests at 11:40 To-day After Hav ing Presented an Exception ally Strong Case. Sensational Testimony of Mrs. Anna C. Stephenson, Wife of a Policeman. She Says That She Saw Cornish Mail the Poison Package- to Himself. New York, Nov. 7.Mrs. Anna C. Btephenson, who gave the sensational testimony in the trial of Roland B. Molineux yesterday afternoon, that to the best of her belief Harry S. Cornish was the man who mailed the poison package, was the first witness called when the trial was resumed to-day. Assistant District Attorney Osborne wanted to know if it was true, as re ported, that she did not recognise Cornish until he was pointed out to her in court. The witness said it was not tnue. Professor Herman G. Vulte of Colum bia university testified that Molineux was In his company from noon until after sun down on Dec. 23, 1898. It was on the afternoon of that day that the poison package was mailed. Henry C. Lockwood, a postoffice clerk testified that he could not say exactly at what time the package was placed in the mail. He corroborated Mrs. Stephen non'B statement that it was mailed on the Broadway side of the postoffice. Harry E. Howell, a clerk in Hatdegens' tore, testified that the boy Erhardt, who said he wrapped up the silver bottle holdter. had made a misstatement. Howell said Erhardt had never wrapped up any package in the store. William M. K. Olcott of counsel for the defense was the next witness. He testi fied that on Oct. 30 he bought cyanide of mercury at a drugstore in this city. "I went into the store and bought two chemicals," said Mr. Olcott, "then I asked for some cyanide of mercury. The clerk asked me if I knew it was a poison. I said I did, and he gave me a small bot tleful." Mr. Olcott was succeeded on the stand by John Sanders, a clerk in the law office of counsel for the defense, and ha and two other employes of the same office gave testimony similar to that of Mr. Olcott. None of them had much trouble In getting the poison. H. E. Terry, a reporter, gave testi mony to contradict that of Joseph Koch, who identified Molineux as the man who hired the letter box from him in Sep tember, 1898. Witness was asked if Koch went to a newspaper office a*nd offered to Identify Molineux as the man who hired the letter box if witness would pay him H.0OO. Witness said he did. The decree of divorce granted to Mrs. Rogers was put in evidence to show that It was granted after the death of Mrs. Adams, snd then by consent of the prose cution, ex-Governor Black submitted a table compiled by one of his clerks to show that although the written exhibits are made up of several thousand indi vidual letters, the prosecution has based its contention that Molineux wrote them all upon the similarity found In some sev enteen letters. The Rebuttal. That closed the case for the defense, and Mr. Osborne called Joseph Farrell, the hitherto missing Newark detective, as his first witness in rebuttal. Mr. Farrell, replying to a question by Mr. Osborne, said he was sure the evi dence he had given at the first trial wa correct. . At that trial he testified that he met Molineux near a railway station in Newark on the afternoon the bottle holder was bought. Molineux has testi fied at the present trial that he could not remember meeting Farrell that day. Testifying to-day, Farrell said his re mark to Molineux was, "Hello," and that Molineux'* reply to the greeting was. 'Hello, Joe." On cross-examination witness said it was necessary to go eight or nine blocks out of the way to reach Hartdogen's store In traveling between the railroad station and the factory where Molineux was em ployed. George H. Baker, a clerk in the employ of tho Newark postoffice testified that the Burns letter, the conceded writing of Molineux. was mailed in Newark within a half mile of Molineux's office. The letter was on the much described blue pa per and the object was to throw doubt on Molineux's' statement that he could not remember where he wrote it, but was sure that he had none of that paper at the factory. Then Mr. Osborne set about upsetting Mrs. Stephenson's identification of Cor nish and substantiating the account Cor nish has given of his whereabouts on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 23, when Mrs. Stephenson said she saw him at the post office. John Tokum was the first witness Mr. Osborne called for the purpose. He said he met Cornish about noon and they lunched together. At about 2:30 they went to the office of James E. Sullivan to talk over athletic matters. Mr. Sullivan waa secretary fcr the Amateur Athletic Union. Yokum said he remained in the office until 4:30 and that Cornish was there all the time. He said that Cor nish did not wear an overcoat. Mrs. Stephenson's man had on a brown over coat. He said Mr. Sullivan's office was j ha to Miss Bush while she was in Michi- about 300 feet from the general postoffice. I gan last summer, contained many endearr James Mitchell, the hammer thrower I ing terms and begged her to return as and a writer of sporting topics, testiiied that he was at Sullivan's office that day and saw Cornish there. More' than a dozen persons were in the office. Some of them went in and out during the after noon, but he believed Cornish was there all the time. After the close of the prosecution's case the Molineux trial was adjourned un til Monday, when the arguments of coun sel will be made. CORNISH 18 ACCUSED Sensational Testimony In the Mollneux ' Case Yesterday. New Tork, Nov. 7.The greatest sensa tion in the second trial of Roland B. Molineux, charged with the murder of Mrs. Adams, came late yesterday, when Mrs. Anna C. Stephenson, the wife of a Brooklyn policeman, waa called to the Btand by the defense and testified posi tively that Molineux was not the man who mailed the now famous poison pack age at the general postoffice on the even ing of Dec. 23, 1898. Then the witness partly identified Harry Cornish, who- was asked to stand up in court, as the man whom she saw standing In front of her in the line at the post office and holding in his hand a package addressed to "Mr. Harry Cornish, Knick erbocker." That was all she saw. Her identification of Cornish was not positive. The witness' accounts of her movements on the evening of Dec. 23 and her reasons for not appearing at the first trial were given in detail. The prosecution on cross-examination brought out the fact that Mrs. Stephen on ha4 suffered from attacks of nervous! be no exception. ^ s,_v prostration within the/last two years and had carefully read the details of the for mer trial. The questions of the assistant attorney tended to show that an effort would be made to prove insanity or delusion under hysteria. It is also probable that an ef fort will be made to prove an alibi for Cornish. A clerk in a drug store testified that he had sold bromo seltzer to Cornish also to Mrs. Rogers. Miss Miller, the clerk in the store where the bottleholder was pur chased, testified that she sold the holder late in the evening. Her evidence was corroborated by a man who was in the store at the time. Miss Miller positively swore that the man who bought the holder was not Mollneux. HE STOLE A LOCOMOTIVE Hobo Plays an Extraordinary Prank on the Rock Island at Albert Lea. - . Special to The Journal. Albert Lea. Minn., Nov. 7.Somebody stole a locomotive from the Rock Island yard about 4 thiu morning and went north at a flying rate. The locomotive was on a spur ready for the northbound passenger. A pursing Dukhobors believe, her story and she may party went after the fugitive and five j cause trouble If her advice is in the wrong miles out overtook it. The throttle was closed and nobody was around. The culprit has not been apprehended, but he is supposed to be a hobo who was loafing about the station. WAGES ARE HIGH ENOUGH The Government Coal Arbitrators in France Make a Decision for Another District. Paris, Nov. 7.The government arbi trators to-day announced their decision against increasing the wages of the strik ing miners in the Department Du Nord. The ground of the decision are similar to those in the Pas de Calais arbitration, namely that wages are proportionate to the selling price of coal. The large com panies in the Nord have agreed to estab lish pensions for a term of five years. At Lens there was a clash to-day be tween strikers and cavalry, the former throwing bricks at the soldiers. Gendarmes who intervened were also as saulted with bricks. One soldier was in jured and three arrests were made. Throughout the Pas de Calais coal dis trict the strikers are making noisy demon strations. Later details of the rioting reported from Lens show that a lively melee be tween cavalry and strikers occurred in the neighboring town of Anzin. Lieuten ant Duval was struck in the breast with a brick, two other officers were hit. Only the arrival of reinforcements of gen d'armes dispersed the strikers. NO STATE OR CITY BONDS The Treasury Department Will No Longer Accept Them as Security. Washington. Nov. 7.The treasury de partment has discontinued the acceptance of state and municipal bonds as security for government deposits. Transactions already initiated, however, will be com pleted. These bonds were authorized to be tak en as security for public deposits Oct. 1, 1902, under the following rule: "The department has decided to release for such banks as have deposits and are not maintaining their limit of circulation a portion of the bonds now held by the government, taking in Ueu therefor other satisfactory security on condition always that the bonds released will be used for the immediate issue of additional circu lation. This provision does not apply to those banks that already have their maximum circulation, neither does it ap ply to the banks that do not have any de posit." The amount of municipal and state bonds so deposited aggregate roundly $17,000,000. These transactions that are already in progress will be completed and release the treasury's -holding of these securities. LONG RECORD OF DECEIT The Omaha Preacher Who Was Found Dead Had Lived a Double Life. Omaha, Nov. 7.Letters have been dis covered among the effects of Rev. Wil liam C. Rabe, who was found dead with Miss Augusta Bush in the pastor's study In the German Baptist church, which in crease the sensation begun by the trag edy. The letters disclosed that the preach er had lived a double life in Buffalo, where his wife and Bon now reside, and in other places as well as Omaha. Most of the let ters are filled with terms that prevent publication of the missives. Many letters were found and these were read by the coroner and officers of the church. One of them, written from Oraa- soon as possible, as the pastor Was lone some without her. In the letter Mr. Rabe offered to send her money for transporta tion if she would return at once. In Mr. Rabe's effects many letters were found which had been written by women in cities where he had formerly preached, one written by a married woman in Buf falo, begged him to return to that place, as the writer could not get along with out him. The coroner's jury returned a verdict to the effect that death had been caused by accidental asphyxiation due to care lessness. A telegram has been received by the coroner from Mrs. Rabe saying that she would leave Buffalo for Omaha at once. Until her arrival no funeral arrangements will be made. The bodies are at the morgue and will be kept. there until arrangements are made for the funeral services. GENUINE HOT STUFF , Peet's Paper Issued While the Office Was Burning. Special to The Journal. Grantsburg, Wis., Nov. 7.The Journal office is on fire and the firemen are put ting out the fire at one end of the building and the Journal cylinder press is printing this week's issue at the other the building will be saved as the firemen have the flames pretty well under con trol. v Edltor Peet ?ay the Journal has never yet failed to get out on time and this will CALLS HERSELF THE VIRGIN MARY Young and Attractive Dukhobor Woman in a Startling Role at Yorkton. Many of the Fanatics Believe Her Story and More Trouble May Ensue. Detachment of Mounted Police Or dered tx Meet the Pilgrims at Portage la Prairie. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 7.At Yorkton a young Dukhobor woman of attractive ap pearance, dressed herself in white cotton with white canvas shoes and proclaimed herself the Virgin Mary. Many of the direction. Otherwise the situation is un changed. Some 1.200 loaves of bread were re ceived from Winnipeg yesterday and the supplies are good. Some of the more sensible of the Dukhobor women are be coming anxious about their male rela tives as the weather is cold and snow is falling. A special from Strathclair says: The Dukhobor horde arrived here at 1 p. m. yesterday and remained until 3:30. They marched through the main street singing their weird rsalms. At the center of the village they stood in a circle and Zebroff, their leader, in broken English, addressed the curious vil lagers, stating their intention of convert ing the world to the true faith. He closed by asking the people for food and shelter for the short time they would remain and so help the cause of Jesus. There was a liberal response. A special from Newdale, 153 miles from Winnipeg, says the motley crowd of Dukhobors reached here at 6 o'clock last night, after a three hours' tramp from Strathclair. Many of them were worn out and staggering from* exhaustion. Zebroff, their leader, who is one of the biggest men in the crowd, and a black smith by trade, addressed the townspeo ple, who turned out en masse. He made an p.ppeal, which showed traces of elo quence, for food and shelter for his weary, footsore followers. He moved his hearers to such an extent that there we're tears in many eyes, and the villagers made every effort to feed and house the pilgrims. At 9 o'clock all were comfortably settled. The party expects to reach Minnedosa to-night. A special from Portage la Prairie says: To judge from present appearances. Por tage la Prairie will witness the final act of the Dukhobor search for Jesus. Chief of Police Sturdy received a telegram from Inspector Wilson of the mounted police, dated at Chater, requesting him to make all necessary arrangements for a force of twenty men and horses to go into camp here. Acting on these instructions, Chief Sturdy has made all the necessary ar rangements for the men and has selected Island park as the camping ground. The park is especially suitable, as it has ex cellent stabling facilities. The contin gent of twenty police, with their horses, is expected to-day. Some of the citizens believe that if they attempt to turn the Dukhobors back here, It will be necessary to call out the Cana dian mounted rifles to give the police a hand. It is thought that twenty men are hardly adequate to cope with 700 fanatics, who are determined to reach Winnipeg at any cost. Captain Wimster of.D squadron of the Canadian Mounted rifles was interviewed by the correspondent, and he said that. Part of a o fari he .received no instructions in referencehas to the. Dukhobors. In view of the approaching crisis in the Dukhobor question, many Portagers. are felicitating themselves on the fact that there are two squadrons of the Canadian Mounted rifles . here. ,, ' . * *t*tt%$v* . ^*"*./ 1-^7** * AL.L A CHASE FOR I WITNESSES Half Hour Recess in Lind-Times Case to Enable Defense to Get Witnesses. Much Time Consumed by Defend ants Attorney in Arguing Legal Points. Points Are Impressed Upon the Jury HoweverAn Irrelevant Wit ness Excused. A pretty neck-and-neck race developed this morning in the trial of "E. R. John stone, editor of the Minneapolis Times, who is accused by Congressman-Elect John Lind of criminal libel in having charged Mr. Lind with responsibility for a pamphlet that besought Swedish votes for Mr. Lind on the ground of his na tionality. Neither party, so far. has won a positive advantage. The Times has failed to show ihat Mr. Lind authorized the pamphlet or PHIL KING HAS AGAIN RETIRED But He Will B Up Betimes in th Morning. even knew that it had been circulated. Mr. Lind has failed to show that the Times knew it was publishing false accusations, or that it was actuated by any malice in such pfablicantlon. But the burden of the struggle falls nat urally upon the defense. Its principal at torney, A. B. Jackson, has therefore as sumed the shrewd attitude of the small boy who tries to justify a fight by ue claring, "Well, he didn't hit me, maybe but he made faces at me, anyhow!" The "faces" that Governor Lind "made" are, of course, irrelevant to the current case. They are promptly objected to by Mr. Llnd's attorneys and are as promptly ruled out by Judge Holt. Yet Attorney Jackson never fails to argue each attempt ed point so fully that he brings all the desired information before the jury. Then, while addressing the court, he reiterates that the jury must interpret both the law and the fact. At one time Mr. Jackson went so far as to instruct the Jury over his honor's head by insisting, loudly that, "no matter what any man might say," the jurors were to be the judges of the fact whether Mr. Lind was not "morally and legally responsible" for a pamphlet that the court had ruled out. The Red Pamphlet. This pamphlet, to be known by pos terity as the "red pamphlet," or the "church fair ad.," is a publication issued to patrons of a local church fair. The red cover inclosed portraits, more or less im pressionistic, of Mr. Lind and of other candidates. Mr. Lind, as he testified yes terday, paid $25 for the privilegt of ap pearing in this hall of fame. But he did not furnish encomiums to accompany the portrait. He was wholly ignorant, he said, until he saw the pamphlet in the court room, what sort of a "notice" had been printed below his picture. That notice, as Mr. Jackson made known "Incidentally," was an appeal for the Swedish vote as biased in favor of mere nationality, as was the pamphlet upon which the Times commented. Mr. Jackson also endeavored to pre sent, despite objections, evidence that Mr. Lind's political lieutenants authorized the objeotionable circular, and that hence Mr. Lind was "morally and legally responsi- ble." An attempt was made, however, to introduce testimony as to Mr. Lind's appeals for votes during previous cam paigns. Whether the Times' article was truly libelous would defend, sai Mr. Jackson, upon ,Mr.?Lind/sn ods. But the testimony regarding for mer campaigns was naturally excluded. '.*'-.- The Defense's Advance^' ^A The defense, advanced this far'.''drily: It established by direct testimony that part of the pamphlet was written by Edward Peterson, an assistant city and county assessor of St. Paul. Mr. Peterson is a member of the Rosing "club of i hat city. He delivered a speech there and after wards prepared the speech for a Minne apolis newspaper. Portions of the speech (Continued on Second Page.). jtalitlcaldmeth- 1902. 20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. MINISTER I D CANNOT COME He Writes That He Will Not Return to China by Way of * Vancouver. Senator Nelson One of a Party of Senators to Inspect the Territories. Reasons for an Extra Session of Con gress in the Spring of 1903. from Th Journal Bureau. Boom *S, roti Building, Washington.. Washington, Nov. 7.-Minister Wu has definitely announced that he will not visit Minneapolis. In a letter to the Journal correspondent he said that he had decided not to return to China via "Vancouver, B. C, and therefore could not visit the northwest. He expressed thanks tor the invitation and regret at his inability to accept it. The senate subcommittee on territories in charge of Mr. Beveridge, chairman of the full committee, will leave Chicago Monday night for a tour of inspection in a special car, of Oklahoma, New, Mex ico and Arizona with reference to the bill now pending admitting them as states. Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, will be one of the party. They will be gone two weeks, possibly longer. Special Session Talk. Affairs may so shape themselves dur ing the short session, which will open Doc. 1. as to demand a special session of the fifty-eighth congress next spring. Here is a safety valve which the presi dent will not hesitate to use, should the necessity arise. Should there be no time during the short session for the repub licans to outline certain policies which the president has had in mind for some time, and which have been given utterance in his public acts and addresses, he will un doubtedly feel like calling a special ses sion, so as to bring the proposed legisla tion to a focus as far as possible ahead of the presidential campaign. It would be folly, for instance, for the 58th congress, meeting regularly in December, 1902, to undertake any discussion of the tariff. Discu8Hion of the trusts, with a view to legislation, might be equally unsafe. But in an extra session next spring, congress would have time to take up the work leis urely and carry it forward to completion long enough before the 1904 campaign to escape possible reaction. If the McKlnley tariff bill had been disposed of in this way, instead of coming on at the regular session Just in advance of the campaign, Cleveland might not have been elected a second time. KILLED FOB A DEEB Louis Sherwin of Central City, S. D., Shot to Death. Special to The Journal. Deadwood, S. D., Nov. 7.Louis Sher win of Central City was mistaken by Ira Maley for a deer while hunting along the Spearflsh river yesterday and waa shot and instantly killed. He was one of the most successful deer hunters In the coun try and while hunting dressed in gray. In walking he assumed a crouching atti tude and in a brushy region could easily be mistaken for a deer. r BUCKET SHOP IN COTOT. Kansas City, NOT. 7.C. C. Christie, presi dent of the Christie Grain and Stock company, which Is styled the biggest bucket shop concern ir. the country, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in order to test the revenue law providing for the payment of 2 cents on every $100 In grain transactions. The Christie com pany has branch offices all over the southwest, and it insisted that it should not be compelled to pny the tax at both, the main and. branch offices, making a charge of 4 cents on each $100. Commissioner Yerkea declared that this double tax must be paid, nnd the company's refusal to comply with the order bat resulted la the la dlotauat. W. W. Jermane. J&3& THEY'LL GETACOLD WAVE Upper Missouri Valley Due to Get a Ten-Above Temperature To-night. Washington, Nov. 7.The weather bur eau has issued the following bulletin: "The first cold wave of the season will extend over the upper Missouri valley re gion to-night and Saturday with minimum temperatures ranging from 5 to 10 above zero." A WOMAN IS IMPRISONED Mrs. Annie O'Mahoney of Waterford Goes to Jail in Ireland Under the Crimes Act. Dublin, Nov. 7.Mrs. Annie O'Mahoney, the first woman imprisoned under the crimes act during the present campaign, was arrested at Waterford this morning and sent to jail, where she will undergo a two months' sentence- Mrs. O'Ma honey, who is the proprietor of the Wat erford Star, refused to furnish bail to guarantee that she would cease the. publi cation of boycotting notices. H. P. Lynan, editor of the same paper, was also ar rested and sent to jail for a similar term. HE IS ROT A CANDIDATE Speaker Henderson Says He Has No Designs Whatever in the Iowa Governorship. Special to The Journal. Dubuque, Iowa, Nov. 7.Speaker Hen derson is not a candidate for the governor ship. Concerning the report to the con trary. D. C. Glalser, former chairman of the congressional committee and the speaker's authorized spokesman, says there is no truth in it, . The speaker denied the story in Chicago and does not consider it necessary to deny or discuss it further. FATHER WAS TOO STERN He Ducked the Suitor of His Daugh ter and Was Put Under Arrest. JVeto Torh Sun Speeial Sorvioo Chicago, Nov. 7.Clinton Ross did not write a. "prize" love letter, but, at the same time, he did not exactly draw a blank. Young Clinton's tender missive fell into the hands of Charles Stromwall, father of Annie Stromwall, for whom it was in tended. The stern - parent read it and straightway prescribed the water cure for Clinton. - ' -' Dressed in his other clothes. Clinton ap proached the Stromwall residence last night in hope of catching a glimpse of his adored one. Instead, the matter of fact Mr. Stromwall caught him by the neck. "You may be all right, young man," he said, "but I don't like your guff. If you want to say foolish things to my daugh ter, say them to her facedon't write them." With that Mr. Stromwall dragged Clin ton to a horse trough nearby and revived him by plunging him into its depths. Clinton hurried to the Englewood police station, where he swore out a warrant for the stern one's arrest. Stromwall was taken in custody, but was released on bond. THE GUESSING CONTEST The Supreme Court of Ohio Holds That They Are Not Illegal. Cincinnati, Nov. 7.In a case dealing with newspaper guessing contests, the su perior court to-day handed down a deci sion dismissing the petition of Samuel Ste vens, praying for a receiver. The court holds that such contests are not within the condemnation of the stat utes of Ohio against lotteries, gambling, wagering or betting. The court holds In regard to the money paid in that if the contract was illegal anyone who seeks to rescind it after election comes too late to be heard for the reason that the con tract has been executed wholly or In part. Further, the court holds that such a bill as' the one passed on cannot be filed in equity on behalf of others who are not dissatisfied. A court of equity also will not assume jurisdiction where there is an adequate remedy at law. The superior court has no jurisdiction in an action at law to recover 50 cents. The attorney for the plaintiff reserved exceptions and stated that he would decide soon whether he would take the case higher. LABOR VERSDS RUBBER Union Labor and the Bubber Trust in a Fight to a Finish. Chicago, Nov. 7.Seven hundred rub ber workers employed by the Morgan & Wright company of this city went on a strike to-day in what is regarded as a fight to the finish between union labor and what is known as the rubber trust. The recognition of the union Is the 6b- Jectlve point in the walk-out. The rub ber workers claim that the trust is en deavoring to break up the union and are prepared to resist any effort in that di rection. The Steam Power Council, which em braces the firemen, engineers and team sters, held a conference to-day to deter mine what action should be taken in the case, but the result of the conference is not knownr Business Agent Lee Fisher of the Machinists' union said that if the council took favorable action, all the ma chinists will also be called out. Presi dent Albert Young of the Teamsters' Na tional union, when interviewed on the subject, said: "The fight of the rubber men is our fight, too, and we will fight the trust to a finish if it Is demonstrated that it is endeavoring to break up the union. We will not allow any firm or trust to break an agreement with impunity." , . MEDAL OF HONOR LEGION. Philadelphia, Nov. 7.The Medal of Honor Legion, composed of civil war veterans decorated by the United States government for copspleti ous bravery in action, met to-day in annual convention in Independce hall. Two hundred members were In attendance. Major Moses ysle, comuuuidtr ot th legion, presided. COLLAPSE OF A WAREHOUSE Bement-Darling Co.'s Fine Seven story Structure Is Badly Wrecked. Several Carloads of Sugar Stored OIL Sixth Floor Fall Through to Basement. Massive Walls Bulge and Mill Con struction Is Knocked Askew No One Injured. Nearly a hundred tons of salt and sugar crashed through six floors of the magnifi cent new Bement-Darling implement and vehiele warehouse, Third street between Sixth and Seventh avenues S, this morn ing about 10 o'clock. Large sections of the floors below the sixth were carried away by the shock and their contents and * the debris constantly added to the aval anche descending to the basement where the heating plant was demolished. The collapse was so sudden that the force of the compressed air on the ground floor simply burst the large double doors of the main entrance from their casing and shat tered the heavy plate glass in them into tiny fragments, carrying some of the pieces into the middle of the street. The shock left the entire inner con struction of the building reeling and stag gering and the massive walls bulging. The immense timbers of the mill con struction were started everywhere in the. building. They were sprung from their places in the west wall an inch and a half or two inches owing to the bulging of the wall. On the heads of the pillars they were drawn apart a like distance, and it looked as though the complete collapse of the building might come at any mo ment. The occupants ot the building were terrified, and fled with all speed. When heads were counted after the first panic it was found that all were safe. Though there were fifteen persons in the build ing at the time and the space broken through by the avalanche of sugar was 22x70 feet, miraculously no one received more than a few bruises. One of the young ladles in the rear part of the of fice, however, was knocked down. A Panicky Time. The terror following the shock caused by the collapse, and the quaking of the ground due to it, spread to the surround ing buildings, especially to the building of the J. I. Case Implement company. which the Bement-Darlins building ad joins. The J. I. Case employes fled, and soon afterward, when a Journal man entered, no one was therei premises. AH had thought, discretion de manded that the building be vacated at least until the city building inspector could determine the extent of the dam age and the risk in longer occupying the building. Captain Osborne of the Are depart- - rrient's engine company No-l less than . a block away, hastened to the scene, and finding that no one had been killed or injured, proceeded to investigate the ex tent of the damages, first having taken the precaution to post pickets to warn those passing on the street of danger In too near approach. The Bement-Darling company was just moving into the building, which had only recently been completed. There was no reason to think that the building was weak, as it is built on the same massive plan as that of the J. I. Case Implement company adjoining, of which it is a duplicate except for size. As all of the space in the building was not to be taken for implements immediately, the sixth floor was used for storing sugar, five carloads of which are said to have been placed in the building. Only yesterday one of the architects was called in to pass upon the safety of storing the BUgar as planned, and had given his consent. As a result, not the least timidity W M felt and the collapse came without warn ing. The building was but recently com pleted and is owned by A. W. Wright of Alma, Mich. W. H. Eustis is the local manager. The Bement Darling company took possession of the building about two weeks ago. The LossCauses. As the building stands since the acci dent, it is almost impossible to estimate the loss. Tons of sugar and salt, hun dreds of pieoes of farm machinery, bug gies, wagons and other implements, lie in a heap in the basement, while six floors have been torn out, and the walls of tba building badly damaged by the shock. It is thought, however, that the loss to the building will not exoeed 110.000, while the Bement-Darling company will suffer a lose of from $20,000 to $25,000 on stock. Fur ther investigation may materially change these estimates. The catastrophe was caused by the giv ing away of the iron saddles that hoi* the beams of the sixth floor against the walls of the J. I. Case building. The anchor of one of these saddles broke and the shock caused several others to break. The sugar, which was piled on that floor, waa precipitated to the floor below, which' in turn gave away and the goods did not. stop until it all landed In a heap on top of the heating plant in the basement. John Duffield, who was foreman of con struction for the H. N. Leighton company, said that the iron saddle which was used was guaranteed to stand a tension of 60,- - 000 pounds to the square inch. Whether the load upon the floor put a greater pres sure upon the saddle than that is not known, but it is said that the average - weight per square foot on the sixth floor was sixty-five pounds less than the archi tect estimated the building would hold. James G. Houghton, building inspector, visited the building shortly after the catastrophe and said that it appeared as if the building was overloaded.. He had not had sufficient time to investigate the matter thoroughly and was not ready to fix the blame for the accident. He was undecided as to whether the entire build ing should be condemned. Miss Lyman's Close Call. Miss Louise Lyman, stenographer for the Bement Darling company, and H. E. Blair, one of the office employes, had a .- narrow escape from death in the fall of the - floor. They were both employed in. the- - rear office when they heard the crash * overhead. Mr. Blair started for the door 1 but turned to see where Miss Lyman was. She, too, had started to leave the office, but was not able to reach the door when.-" . the ceiling gave way and she was knocked ' upon her knees. Mr. Blair caught her by '* the hand and dragged her from the office,. * which was fortunately not blocked by the falling of the celling. Miss Lyman was not injured in the least but was badly fright ened, i' Mr. Bement, president of the company**** and Mr.Darling, general manager, were on' *' the fifth floor at the time of the accident and were 'within five feet of the section of the floor which fell. ,They were cov ered with dust and debris but were not injured. William Sharp, one of the employes of the house, had been engaged all morning in setting up sample machinery on the first floor directly under the section which gave way, but was sent to the third floorc to guard the :