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SPORTING NEWS WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 12.
The "Market Basket^
Is filled with good things, cheap.
Look it up on theWani Pages.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SENATE HOSTILES
LACK COHESI
Senators Opposed to Roosevelt
Not Yet United for Con-
flict.
FIGHT ON SHONTS
AND BISHOP NEAR
Clash Over Canal Commission No
Part of Rate Reform
Warfare.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 22.There are ru
mors, some of them exceedingly sensa
with rate legislation or any
er subjects now before congress. It
this is the case, the general public
should not lose any sleep thru fear that
the president and the senate are at
loggerheads and that the incident has
been made a pretext on the part of the
senate for a general onslaught on the
executive.
Such a move at this time would be
very unfortunate for the railroad inter
ests, which have more to gain thru a
conservative policy than thru one of
aggressive hostility to the president.
Groups Hostile to President.
At the same time, it is not to be
President Is* Wary.
President BooseveJt knows that the
situation is delicate, and since he has
it in his power at-any moment to re
lieve the strain, it may well be guessed
that he will not permit things to come
to an open breach. He has frequently
referred to Cleveland's experiences with
the senate and told his friends that
he would never permit such a condi
tion to develop.
There is a well-defined opposition to
Bishop as a member of the canal com
mission, and especially since it is un
derstood in addition to his pay of
$7,500 a year as commissioner, he is
to receive $2,500 additional for other
services, thus bringing him up to the
$10,000 limit, where he stood when he
was the commission 's press agent. The
senate thinks the president, knowing of
this hostility to Bishop/ ought not to
have sent in his name as a member of
the commission, and thus far it seems
that this is what was resented when the
confirmation of the commission was re
considered by the senate.
tiona'l, regarding the reasons behind the
request of the senate to have the presi- the chairmanship of the county repub-
dcnt return to it the notification that i hcan committee last night being ac-
the isthmian canal commissioners had cepted as a defeat for Mr. Odell, added
much interest to the meeting of assem
blymen, and politicians were eager to
know how much support the anti-Wads
worth men would be able to rally around
them.
Both Edwin A. Merritt, Jr.,- who is
been confirmed- by that tod
While it is not yet possible to get
at the real facts, it is a general belief
among conservative men that the sen
ate action has back of it merely a pro
test against the president's nomination
of Bishop as a member of the comnus- supported by the Odell men, and Mr.
sion and is not connected in any way Wadsworth who has the backing of
with rate legislation or any of the oth Governor Higgins, were in the city to
day. Assemblymen began to gather
early and about twenty of them were
overlooked that there are in the senate Wadsworth, however, declines to do so.
at this time several groups of "insur
gents," all of them more or less op
posed to the president, and that the
union of these group3 might work con
siderable injury to all the presidential
policies. The probabilities for such a
union, however, are not yet regarded
as strong.
The groups are thus designated: The
Santo Domingo group the beet sugar,
group, which opposes tariff changes fa
vorable to the Philippines the railway
group, the Btatehood group, and the
isthmian canal group.
The next two weeks will be prolific
in conferences of all sorts and the re
assembling of congress Jan. 4 will prob
ably determine just how strenuous the
opposition to the president is, and if
there is any common ground on which
the senate insurgents can unite.
Meanwhile, the public should take
with considerable allowance the sensa
tional stories that are being published.
The situation is delicate, but that is
nothing new in the history of the con
tact of presidents with congress.
Rate Bill Not a Factor.
Bate regulation has not yet assumed
any definite form in either house nor
will it do so until after the holiday re
cess, which being true, it is hardly pos
sible that the rate question can have
been responsible for this canal flurry.
At least, this is the way careful men
are talking about the matter.
The excuse given by the senate for
reconsideration was that Senator Mil
lard, chairman of the committee to
which the nominations were referred,
did not poll the committee on the nom
inations and that as a result the com
mittee did not pass upon them for
mally. It is true that this poll was
not made, and true further that such
polls are always required bv the sen
ate practice.
Opposition to Chairman Shouts of
the canal commission may also have
prompted this action, for there are
many senators who believe that he
should not hold any other position
while serving the government. The
failure of Millard to poll this commit
tee may therefore have been made the
excuse of certain senators to score a
point against Shonts as well as Bishop,
and when the question of confirmation
comes up in the senate again it is very
likely that both gentlemen will be
raked fore and aft and one or both
may fail.
President as a Fencer.
But President Koosevelt has been in
close quarters with congress on other
occasions, notably that of Cuban reci
"pvocity, and he is as adroit a fencer
as is congress, and can take care of i
himself and safeguard the issues which
he is pressing for consideration. That
he wiil do this is very generally be
lieved here.
The failure of both Shonts and Bish
top to be confirmed need not lead to
iany open breach between the president fHS.?
nd the senate. Presidential namina-
*ayeTdhaveh
been. long&de-
Special to The Journal.
i Plain View, Neb., Dec. 22.Because
he did not leave town as ordered by
the court, Henry Haak of Cole Ridge,
convicted of beating his wife, was the
victim of mob violence yesterday
of water, he was left to die by a lonely
road. I
Hours later, a sympathetic farmer
found him waV unprnmnimm Tr \a I
I'? 8
It Is Wadsworth and Roosevelt's
Friends Against Odell and
Bossism.
New York, Dec. 22.The meeting of
republican assemblymen at the Hotel
Cadillac today is expected to develop
a showing of the strength former
Governor Odell and his friends will have
in their light to prevent the election of
James W. Wadsworth, Jr., to the speak
ership of the assembly.
The election of. Herbert Parsons to
at the hotel awaiting the opening of
the meeting.
Both Sides Defiant.
State Senator Goodsell said today
that he had talked with Mr. Odell, and
that the former governor said he had
no intention of giving up the fight.
Before the conference was held,, sev
eral asesmblymen called OT James W.
Wadsworth, Jr., the candidate for
speaker, at the Manhattan hotel, and
urged him to come over to the Cadillac
and take part in the conference. Mr.
ROOSEVELT WARS ON
NEW YORK BOSSISM
TEST OF STRENGTH
ON SPEAKERSHIP
He said that there is no possibility of
a compromise, that he is in the race to
stay and 'will win'.
Odell on One Defeat.
Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., chairman of
the state republican committee, talked
briefly with the newspapermen at the
Fifth avenue hotel today about the ac
tion of the republican county commit
tee last night when it elected Congress
man' Herbert Parsons chairman, despite
the opposition's attempt to postpone
the election. He said:
"Politics are like hurdles. Some
times you clear them and sometimes
you do not. When you trip over one
you have got to get up with a stiff up
per lip and a stiff neck and that is how
I am. It is like a mince pie which
tastes- very well and goes down easily,
but it remains to be seen whether Par
sons will be able to digest his. I have
ntot another word to say about the ac
tion of President Eoosevelt and Gov
ernor Higgins on the speakership. I
may have something to say about the
speakership after the conference of as
semblymen is over today."
BACK OF WADSWORTH
President's Influence Is Wielded to Un
horse Odell.
Journal Speoial Service.
Washington, Dec. 22. President
Roosevelt has read the defi of Boss
Odell of New York and refuses to com
ment on it. There is no doubt that the
president is heartily with the move
ment to make James W. Wadsworth,
Jr., speaker of the lower house of the
New York legislature. He "has had
several conferences with New York re
publican leaders and has told them all
that the proper thing to do was to
select some man like Wadsworth for the
speakership. He named Wadsworth to
one or two. but has refrained frOm
saying anything publicly.
The president is anxious to rid the
party of Oclell and of all the Odell in
fluences. Ho is also ready to become
the leader of the party in New York
and is working to that end. He has se
cured pledges from many leading repub
licans and will be behind Governor Hig
gins in every movement he makes.
Odell Talks Treachery.
New York, Dec. 22."Mr. Roose
velt said it was a shame that New York
should be represented in the senate by
two almost senile old meja (Piatt and
Depew) that the great state of New
York should have men who could speak
for it with credit and command atten
tion of the senate that it should have a
man like former Governor^ Black."
Benjamin B. Odell, former governor
and longtime "boss" of New York,
revealed last night this remarkable in
side history of last winter's senatorial
contest. It came when Mr. Odell was
bitterly denouncing the president and
the governor for interference in the
state speakership .fight.
I went to see' the president," said
Mr.' Odell, and talked over the sena
torial situation at the close of Depew's
term. I asked him whether I under
stood as favoring Mr. Black in succes
sion to Depew.
"He replied, 'Yes.'
"Do you want to be for Black?" I
asked.
I hope so,' he replied.
I returned to New York and talked
with Governor Higgins and finding that
he was of a similar opinion, I began
sounding members of the legislature.
Piatt's Sudden Move.
Good progress was made when sud
denly Senator Piatt calleamazed a conference
at FiftPh^ Avenue in favor of
,thtef
^fY*
S
en
a
.wit ta* .So SVltI ^Si^S-lSTS SfS^*.
._" present
situation is hardly one which calls for
alarm.
WIFE-BEATER MAY DIE
FROM MOB YIOLENGE
after
-noon.
With his nose broken, all the clothes
torn from his person, a jaw fractured,
to find
ahotel
that the backbone of the conference
was, made up of federal officeholders
and friends of the governor. I made an
investigation and learne tha those
people were therre' with consentp of
the presidenct and the governor.
S1*10
"tions have failed before this time and Til TS^
.they even failed or
B1Tackthd
ele
C?tno
despitte their
^1?^^
S ^Both
mi
th
oPJtion and joined i^
1
the
i
throwing over of Black by Odell on
the eve of election is a new version of
a political reversal that has been at
tributed to Depew's connection with
Harriman in the Equitable and the set
tlement of Odell's shipbuilding trust
suit by the Mercantile Trust company.
2,520,000 EGGS BURNED
in Prisoner Is Accused of Firing Cold $
Storage Plant.
Oklahoma City, Okla.^Dec. 22.The
Oklahoma Ice and Brewing companv's
cold storage plant, owned by Adolphus
Busch of St. Louis, and containing 7,000
cases of eggs, was destroyed by fire
*h plant
hair torn from the scalp, both eyes today. Loss, $75,000. A meat wagon
swollen, his bodv bruised, his lungs full driveert was arrested, chargedr witmilitar%u^-_
fire
Lie
try
Kght Haak wiTdie. {rill!*
ba
havy- professo of
detaile
St*
Tbmm
coUese
"tenant Edwarda K. Massee, Seventh infan
tactic
an
ROOSEVELT HELPS
TO WRECK ODELL
Wrath of the New York Boss
Aroused, but He Is Losing
Power.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 22. Governor
Higgins of New York- is a practical
politician. Former Governor Odell is
even more practical in his political
code. They are now engaged in an
angry controversy over the speakership
of the lower branch of the New York
legislature. Odell charges Higgins
with conspiring with President Eoose
velt to wreck the republican party in
the empire state. Of course, Mr. Koose
velt will ignore the charges. The
chief, executive- does not engage in
controversy with politicians or the
Odell type.
When the president was conspicuous
in the politics of the empire state he
was known as a reformer. He had no
companionship with machine-politicians,
altho he never denied that voteB which
they controlled had certain value when
cast for the right candidates.
Now the president is accused of
furthering his personal ambition by his
interference in New York politics.
What ambition,he can promote by tak
ing part in a fight for the control of
one branch of the New York legisla
ture it is difficult for folks in Washing
ton to understand. There is no senator
to be elected at this session.
Some heartless persons have been
urging Senators Depew anclS Piatt to
resign beeause of the revelations of the
committee investigating the insurance
scandals, but neither of these states
men is sensitive. Both of them will
stick.
The only explanation of Odell's
vehemence is that President Roosevelt
is not conspiring to ruin his party in
New York, but to wreck Odell. There
are many New York republicans and
republicans elsewhere who think this
would be the best thing that could hap
pen to their party.
SIGNAL OF LIFE
AFTER DROP FELL
Murderer Who Arranged to Show
Realization of Execution
Is Hanged.
New York, Dec. 22.Edwin J. Tap
ley, a negro wif e-onurderer, was hanged
at the county jail in Jersey City today.
It was said that Tapley had arranged
with a clergyman to signal with his
hands after the drop fell to show that
he was alive and realized what was go
ing on. Tapley's hands did move con
vulsively, but Rev. Emil Meury, with
whom it was said he had arranged to
make the signals and who witnessed the
hanging, refused to say whether the
movements of the hands were like the
prearranged signals.
After the rope had been placed about
Tapley's neck and he was asked wheth
ere he had anything to say, he*replied:
"Gentlemen, I am guilty of this
crime, exceedingly guilty. I am sorry
for it. She led me into it by tortur
ing me. I am sorry for it and am just
ly punished."
The doctors examined the body seven
minutes after it had shot thru the trap
and found evidences of life. The
man was pronounced dead just thirteen
minutes after the trap was sprung.
*&. iufcj&CJULKl
{j HERBERT PARSONS,
Antl-Odell Stan, "Swr Chairman New &
York County Republican Committee.
BOARD ORDMS A
Dr. H. L. Williams Will Remain
Coach of the
Gropher3
as
The Board of Athletic Control of the
university met in, executive session
Monday evening and passed upon the
windup of the football season. Proba
bly the mo3t important step taken was
the official order for the renewal of the
contract with Dr. H,L. Williams by
which he will rem&in for three years
more, at least, as. ||rector of athletics
at the university.
Minnesota's athletic governors have
shown good judgment in their action.
Dr. Williams came to Minnesota from
the east a few years ago, at a time
when Minnesota athletics were becom
ing too cumbersome for. handling by the
faculty representatives who had other
duties to attend to. The entire
ruWillf
athletics were given1
a
The BossSay, yonrW split ting the party.
overdo Dr
liams who had just concluded a success
ful career in a similar position at Penn
Charter.
His Athletic Prowess.
Dr. Williams in his Yale days had
been a champion athlete and held sev
eral world's records at hurdle racing.
His mark of 13% seconds for 100 yards
over eight hurdles. of 3 feet 6 inches
in heighth, still stands as the .best
American mark for that distance.
Since quitting th-e cinder path, Dr.:
Williams has turne|[ his attention to
football and as a- coach has 'made a
wonderful record. ^"What the gopher
football teams have accomplished un
der his care is too well-known to need
repeating.
Is Coa1^3pi vicAnQti
He has acted "ho$ o'My as coach,, but
as trainer and* Minnesota .teams have
always "been in good condition so far as
training could make them. The*,, coach
is a physician of high standing in the
professional ranks of the city, an^ the
Minnesota management has been lucky
in getting such an all-around man for
the place.
Another bit of news which will inter
est the followers of football is that
the faculty of the law school has re
moved the disabilities of George Case
and that player is a possibility for next
season*altho that is a long time off to
"count chickens/'
ELEVEN HURT IN CRASH.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22.A shifting engine
backing up a train of empty cars.at the loading
platform of the Adams Express company, on the
Pennsylvania railroad, today jumped the track
and eleven men were injured. The engine struck
the supports of the platform of the shed and
the roof fell upon the workmen on the plat
form. None was seriously injured.
RIDING HIM ON THE BIG STICK.
iSMBB
1
FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1905. 18 PAGEFIVE O'CLOCK.
WAHPETON SEEKS
MISSING PASTOR
Rev. T. UL Edmonds Believed to
Have Fallen Thru Ice in
River.
Special to The Journal.
Wahpeton, N. D., Dec. 22.Rev. T.'M.
Edmonds, pastor of the'Congregational
church here, has mysteriously disap
peared.
It is feared he fell in an ice hole in
the Red river near his home and many
men are at work cutting the ice and
dragging the water.
Searching parties are out in all- di-
rections trying. to find a trace of the
missing man. He left* his home about 10
o'clock yesterday morning to go for a
walk". When ho did not return at noon,
Mrs. Edmonds became alarmed and noti
fied some friends. They made up several
parties snci began a systematic search.
Late in the afiernoon,'some boys found
the minister's hat in a hole in the ice
near the slaughterhouse and it is now be
lieved his body will be found in the
river.
"Rav. Mr. Edmonds came to this city
from Mankato about five years ago. He
has been pastor of the church here since
TERRORIST THREAT IN i
PALACE OF THE CZAfe
HiGDE EPIDEMI
MENACES EUSSIA
BURLGTONRST
ON REBATE GRILL
Elaborate System of Evading
Law Disclosed to Federal
Jury.
Journal Speoial Service.
Chicago, Dec. ,22.The federal #rand
jury's railroad rebate investigation is
said to have disclosed evidence of an
elaborate system by which wholesale
violations of the Elkins act have been
carried '--.on without leaving any docu
mentary proof of the illegal transac
tions. The scheme* it is claimed, was
carried out thru the employment by
the railraods of a "freight broker,"
who adjusted the matter of rebates be
tween the roads and the shippers, with
out leaving in the hands of either any
thing which would prove connivance.
Incidentally, it is asserted, this sys
tem has created some discord between
rival lines, and officials of aggrieved
roads are said to have furnished the
information upon which the grand jury
is now proceeding tp probe the
"broker" charges.
It is intimated that the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy is the first to be put
on the gridiron in connection with the
new discovery and indictments against
Officials of that road, as well as against
the New York "broker" who has been
acting as middleman, are promised.
Decatur, 111., Dec. 22.Dr. John Warner,
father of Vespasian Warner, commissioner of
pensions, died last night at his home at Clin
ton, aged 86 years.
IMMtlHUMHHlnMHMHMtMIIMtMi
$.
Strike Spreads Over All the Em
pire and Ministers Are
Helpless.
that tune, but about two months ago, unprecedented rapidity all communica-
temicrecl his resignation to take effect i
wstoppedo.v pr
in April. He had been in poor health beenn I is expected
the past year and had brooded over that the ministry will be rendered en
some troubles in the Abercrombie
church out of which* a libel suit against
him had grown. The worry over this
and other' matters had a bad effect on
his health and his friends feared a gen
eral breakdown. Two weeks ago he
fainted in church just after closmg^his
sermon and it was not until the last
few days that he was able to be out
again.
Mrs. Edmonds and the daughter, are
almost distracted with grief. The case
is one of the saddest in the history of
the city and has cast a gloom over the
whole community.
ing dered
inces and abroadhourls ha
tirely helpless."
St. Petersburg, Dec. 22.Tsarskoe-
Selo, the czar's palace, was flooded to
day with the boldest of all the bold
pronunciamentos of the revolutionists.
Professing to allude to a terrorist plot
against the emperor, the handbill says:
There will be a little puff of smoke.
Pay no heed to it, as the result will be
the best thing possible for everybody.'
The police have been baffled'in their
efforts to find the printers and dis
seminators of these bills.
Lights for the Capital.
During the night the authorities suc
ceeded in getting a sufficient number of
sailors from Kronstadt to enable the
operation of all except one of the elec
tric lighting plants, which was galling
to the strikers, as the darkening of the
city and the stopping of the railroads
were the most effective means of mak
ing the strike generally felt. The in
habitants where the electric lights were
out were compelled to fall back on can
dles and kerosene.
The searchlight mounted on the spire
of the admiralty building again vividly
illuminated the Nevsky prospect as it
did during the October strike, while
cavalry and infantry patrols guarded
every block and machine guns were
stationed at several points.
In the industrial districts many of
the strikers~ seeme'd to" have only the
faintest
"1
7 ._
subject* not knowing by whomor^Why
To Turn the Strikers.
To shake the workmen's faith in their
leaders the government has distributed
thousands of copies of a circular signed
byjthe Union of Russian workmen ex
patiating on the arrest of the commit
teemen of the Moscow telegraphers,
while carousing at a restaurant as an
example of how the workmen's money
is spent.
Outside of the industrial regions there
is little evidence of a strike. The city
pharmacies generally remain open. T)ie
a^oS^^rS^S^
MARTIAL LAW I N POLAND
Iron Grip of Autocracy Renewed in the
Province.
Warsaw, Bussian Poland, Dec. 22.A
proclamation of the governor general
was gazetted her* today establishing
martial law in al] of the ten govern
ments of "Russian Poland and appoint
ing ten temporary military governors
general.
ABANDONED TO THE REDS
Government and Private Properties In
Livonia Are Deserted.
Riga, Livonia. Thursday, Dec. 21.
Officials, owners of estates, priests, doc
tors and others of the better class are
arriving here under the escort of the
garrisons of. their respective localities,
leaving all of the government and pri
vate properties in ihe hands of the
revolutionists. 1
Goldingen, Province of Courland.
Thursday, Dec. 21.A committee of
the people has compelled the district
troops away from here. The town is
now under the control of the revolu
tionists.
"M^ExiB^^^a^A^kss that the passengers should net suffer.
AIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY COLDER TOOTGHX^^
I1NWSOTA The Sunday Journal
6
^^^^^i?i^^^^!!^52? summons^ of their union to strikfed
stores are open as usual and the street
car's are running.
Railroad Strike Fails.
The failure of many of the railroad
men of St. Petersburg to obey the
strike order and the ability of M. Neme
chaioff, minister of communications, to
move trains on all roads except the
Baltic roads, are thorns in the sides of
the strike leaders. The/fiat went forth
at last night's meeting of the work
men's council that traffic must be in
terrupted at all costs tho this admitted
ly wjll be difficult on the Nicholas road
to Moscow. Trains are running with
their ordinary "crews on their line, but
all the trains are heavily guarded.
The delegates will try moral suasion
with the faithful employees, but it is
feared they will also resort to destroy,
ing the bridges along the road. The
government has succeeded in arresting
practically all the members of the strike
and railroad committees.
T^BRipAl i the Northwest's Greatest
-$
CZAR YIELDS AT LAST
London, Dec. 22.A dispatch to
a news agency from St. Petersburg
says it has been finally decided to
grant the Russian people universal
suffrage.
_g
Berlin, Dec. 22.The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Tageblatt tele
graphs as follows under today's date:
''Slowly but surely the danger of a
great plague epidemic advances. Noth
ing more can be done to suppress it and
already the infection covers an area of
1.80 by 300 miles. Owing to the lack of
doctors it is impossible to isolate the
sick."
Paris, Defc. 22.A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Temps says: "The
strike now covers the whole of Russia.
The Novoe Vremya admits that with an
xn
governor, Baron Ropp, to send the ion the increase and the crowd that
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Minsk, Western Russia, Dec. 22.
The general strike has commenced here.
All the stores are closed.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Dec. 22.
The failure of the. important banking
house of Maurice Holken was ,an-
nounced today. The difficulties of the
concern are attributed to the political
situation.
Kostroma, European Russia, Dec. 22.
The railroad employees here struck
today. All traffic has ceased.
Yaroslav, European Russia, Dec. 22.
Traffic on the railroad here is inter
rupted by the- strike.
Vqronezh, South Central Russia, Dec.
22.The employees of the Southwest
ern railway struck at 10 o'clock this
mornili'g, in obedience to the directions
of their union. -"The crews of passen
ger trains hau'ted 'The trams to large
towns before abandoning thera in order
Sunday Newspaper.
MURDER MOTIVE
WILL BE SHOWN
Witness Will Swear that the
Rrennans Lived Apart from
Children.
SAID THEY WERE NEWLY4?
MARRIED AND CHILDLESS
Detective Edward Helin's Testi
mony Strengthens State's Case
and Is Unshaken.
Detective Edward Helin furnished
all the excitement in the Brennan mur
der trial today. Early in the day, on
direct examination he furnished impor
tant corroboration of other.state wit
nesses in regard to the windows of the
Brennan rooms being down and the..-.'
other conditions that existed in the.
house of death and detailed Mrs. Brett
nan's inconsistent and damaging 6x-:V
planations to him of the tragedy. This
afternoon he was subjected to most se
vere cross-examination by Mr. Cary,
who tried to show that the witness had
manufactured the case against the de
fendant. The detective was equal to
the occasion and gave as good as he
got, leaving his story unimpeached.
The state's case is growing stronger
with every witness and owing to the
importance of each one's testimony
every examination is prolonged so that
several days more will be required to
complete the state's case. After the ex
amination of Coroner Kistler, several
more policemen and other witnesses
tending to prove that the defendant
actually committed the crime, County
Attorney Al J. Smith will turn his at
tention to proving the motivejeal
ousy, a'n'd dislike of the murdered child
ren.
In this connection some of the most
important evidence will be given by
Mrs. George Bryson, 20 Western ave
nue. This witness will swear that
shortly after the defendant married
James Brennan for the second time, the
husband and wife came to her home on
Western avenue and rented rooms
there. She will swear that they rep
resented to her that they were a newly
married couple and that they had no,
children. It will be shown by her and
corroborated by her husband, that the
two lived together in the Bryson home,
for some weeks, during the time the
children were keeping house at 1622
Fifth avenue N.
From this testimony it will be argued
by the county attorney that James
Brennan was simply living up to the
promise he had made to the defendant
when' he induced her to re-marry him
viz. that he would "put the children
away," and that she would never be
bothered with them again. This in con
nection with Tommy's testimony that
his stepmother said that if her husband
did not get rid of the Brennan children
she WQtticU md the evidence that has
iendant 's neglect of the little ones is
infisMed-itdN furnish proof of a suffi
ciently strong motive for the murder.
WORRIES MRS. BRENNAN
Testimony of W. Ch Farmer and Captain
Smith Strengthens State's Case.
Bapid advance was made by th
state yesterday afternoon in proving a
case against Mrs. Stella Brennan by
the introduction of the testimony of
William G. Farmer^ the groceryman
who lived below the Brennan rooms,
of
s^tiS^l^^.^rrowJtive
-gjl nature, of their testimony was indi
cated in last night's Journal, and
on cross-examination Mr. Cary did lit
tle but accentuate the points the state
wished to bring out.
More than ordinary interest waa
called forth by the statement of Cap
tain Smith, who first entered the room
where Mrs. Brennan was lying on the
bed, to the effect that the defendant
was rolling from side to side and con
tinually moaning: "God have mercy
on me." He said that she also called
several times for "Lizzie."
In no particular did either the tes
timony of Mr. Farmer or Captain Smith
fail to fit into the theory of the state.
The defendant seemed to show more
than at any time during the trial the
strain under which she still maintains
a calm demeanor. She was paler than
usual and several times she smiled a
nervous, forced smile that seemed to
follow instructions rather than incli
nation.
MRS, BRENNAN IS CALM
Woman Does Not Seem to Realize Enor
mity of Crime.
With a careless smile, Mrs. Stella
Brennan took her seat, beside the trial
table in Judge H. D. Dickinson's court
this morning and settled herself for the
fifth day of her trial for the murder
of her stepchildren.
Never has a woman faced so great
peril with more unconcern than doee
this accused murderess. She eats reg
ularly and with a good appetite. She
sleeps well and during her waking
hours out of court she jokes with her
keepers and smilingly comments upon
the strong evidence the state is steadily
piling up against her. She brands the
testimony of the state's witnesses as
all false and this morning she said to
Matron Woodburn,'' My, but they have
plugged Tommy, but it will come out
all right."
She seems to have no sense oft the
enormity of the crime with which she
is charged. A normal woman with
womanly instincts, even tho she were
innocent, could not but be affected by
the terrible evidence introduced by the
state's witnesses.
Public interest in the murder trial is
packed the courtroom this morning was
only a part of the throng that sought
and almost fought for admittance.
Captain Smith was recalled to the
stand for a brief continuation of yester
day's cross-examination. When he left
the stand Mr. Parmer was recalled by
County Attorney Smith, who proceeded
to ask the witness some questions rela
tive to whether or not the door lead
ing up into the. Brennan rooms was
locked when he went to the rescue. Mr.
Cary made strenuous objections to the
admission of this testimony on the
ground that the matter bad all been
cne over and the state should not be al
cwed to correct its mistakes. The
court overruled the objections and the
witness testified that the door was
locked
Mr. Cary continued to argue with
the court, but was made to know that
he might as well accept the court's rul
ings. When the witness was turned
over to Mr. Cary, he began a choppy
sea examination that produced no ma
terial change in the witness' state
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