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Journal most.
Slowly but surely the state's case is
drawing to a close and the meshes of its
evidence are as surely enveloping Mrs.
Stella Brennan, the worn?,n
murdering her three stepchildren.
the important testimonyr
Sarah Sidney and Mrs. Alice Bryson
this morning the state is practically
thru with its important evidence, and
when court convenes next Tuesday
morning, all that will be left for
County Attorney Al J. Smith to do is
to pick up the loose ends of his case
and strengthen the weak spots, if there
are any.
The pretty defendant has heard near
ly all of the damaging testimony and
has as yet given no real sign of dis
tress. Only once or twice has she
shown any feeling whatever and then
it has only been a tear or a sigh or a
frown, to be quickly blotted, out by
the stolidness that she has assumed
for this trial. Today, as during the
other days, she sat unmoved and heard
the state's witnesses give evidence that
undermined her theory of the murder.
Whether she does not understand the
nature and weight of the testimony
or whether, understanding, she fails
to realize or assimilate what she hears,
is an open question. The fact remains
that outwardly she gives no sign.
The defense's theory that the mur
der was committed by a man who
climbed up on the shed roof and thence
in the window was given a stiff jolt
this morning, when Mrs. Sarah Sidnpy
who lives next door to 1622 Fifth
avenue N, testified that she had heard
the shots on the night of the murder,
had looked out of the. window from
where she could see the shed, shed roof
and most of the yard and street. She
swore positively that there was no one
on the roof and no One ia^-sight, until
soveral minutes later, when Captain-
Search Extends to Woods and
River Bed Is Dragged
for Body.
Speoial to The Journal.
Wahpeton, N. D., Dec. 23.No trace
has yet been found of Eev. T. Mi.
Edmands, whose mysterious disappear
ance on Thursday has caused so much
excitement in this town. As the search
continue*, opinion becomes divided and
many theories are advanced as solu-
.^.tions to the mystery.
Several persons say they saw the
pastor several hours after the time
his cap was found in the hole in the
ice, a,nd some believe he is not in the
river, but that he has wandered off on
the prairie or in the woods and, not
being in his right mind, has gone some
where else to avoid imaginary pursuit.
His intimate friends, however, feel cer-
^_tain he fell in the river and that his
body w.ill be found there.
fife was in good spirits before his
disappearance. As a lover of nature, it
was his habit to take long walks thru
the woods and along the river banks,
both summer and winter. It was no un
isual thing for him to be down on the
.ce and he invariably walked with his
lands in his overcoat pockets, his col
ar turned up and his cap pulled down.
It would have been an easy thing, his
friends say, for him to have stepped
nto the hole in the ice and have gone
iown before he could have-realized his
eril In his weak condition from sick
less, he could have made only a feeble
itruggle for life.
Following the theory that' he is in
he river, the work of cutting out. the
ce and dragging the bed of th river
"""las been kept up constantly, but no
race of the body has yet been found.
-Mr s. Sarah Sidney Heard Shots that Killed
(For yesterday's late proceedings in
the Brennan murder trial see page 6.)
Brennan Children, but Saw no
One Leave House.
given by Mrs.
Does She Understand?
New York, Dec. 23.John C. McCall
ecretary of the New York Life Insur
.nce and son
oh Acompany McCall returned from
Europe on the steamer La Lorrain.
Mr. McCall went to Paris to see An
Irew Hamilton, to whom the New York'-j and body
jife advanced hundreds of thousands
dollars. Mr. McCall's mission was
ither to induce Mr. Hamilton to re
urn to the United States and testify
efore the legislative insurance investi
ating committee or to secure an am
ounting of the money advanced. This
ccounting is to be given to this com
\ittee. Mr. Hamilton sent a statement
Mr. McCall, his health being su.ch
fiat his physicians ordered him not to
eturn at present.
Albany, N. T.. Dec. 23.Their money gone as
le result-of false trust In men they believed
be friends, Fred S. Harlow and Ills wife, of
iratoga, met death together yesterday in a
torn of a hotel in this city. Harlow left
tter indicating he had shot his wife, then
elr pet dog, which he described as "their best
lend/* and then himself.
Washington, Dec. 23.Representatiye John
iarp Williams, the democratic leader in the
'use, received a dispatch today announcing the
ingerous illness of his daughter and left at
ce for his home at Yazoo, Miss.
London, Dec. 23.Sir Halliday McCartny.
ter serving as counsellor of seven Chinese min
ers to the court of St. James, has retired
Smith came with a lantern from the
Mrs. Bryson Tells of Defendant's
Hatred of the Children.
Mrs. Stella Brennan took her place
in the big courtroom forthe last session
of her trial before Christmas with the
same calm self-possession that has made
her bearing remarkable during the past
week. Her long black veil was thrown
back, and altho there was a certain
tenseness about her mouth not notice
able on the first days of the trial, her
eyes were clear and she looked squarely
at the county attorney and the witness
testifying against her. Mr. Brennan,
the father or the murdered children and
the defendant's husband, was in his
accustomed place beside the prisoner,
and during the opening examination
several times made suggestions to hia
wife's atton 0 The crowd filled every
fer being forty-three years in the seivice of I
ina. thirty of which he spent at the post he s4dered valuable. At one time an offer of
~s jusfvaca*' $3,000 foi it was refuse^.
Oontanufcd on 2d page, 4th- Gfflumfii^
Son of. Wealthy New Yorker As
saults Prominent Mason in
Attempt to Bob.
New York, Dec. 23.John H. Bon
nington, former assemblyman and
democratic leader in the "borough of
Kings, was assaulted in his office early
today by William Seims, son of a bank
er and a wealthy real estate dealer.
Bonnington is in the hospital with se
vere scalp wounds, but will recover.
Seims is under arrest, and according to
the. police, has confessed tihat he was
bent on robbery. Seims is 20 years old.
Mr. Bonnington had worked at his
desk all night, when early this morning
he heard a noise on the roof. Upon
investigation he found the skylight of
the adjoining building broken and a
man lowering himself into the build
ing. Mr. Bonnington commanded the
culprit to come out. Climbing up tlie
rOpe hand over hand, the man reached
the roof and started for Mr. Bonning
ton, who retreated to his office, where
the man grabbed a stick and beat Mr.
Bonnington until he was unconscious.
Policemen who heard the victim's
cries rushed to his rescue, and saw
Seims disappear in the office of his fa
ther in the same building. He was
taken after a struggle.
When confronted with Seims, Mr.
Bonnington said Seims was his best
friend's son, but refused to identify
him as his assailant. John H. Bonning
ton is well known thruout the state in
high Masonic circles, being at present
the grand recorder of the grand com
mandery and past grand commander of
the Knights Templar of the state".
Special to The Journal.
Two Harbors, Minn., Dec. 23.At 3
o'clock this morning, the gas-lighting
plant in the confectionery store in the
Marren & Finn block, exploded, de
stroying all the stock and fixtures in
the three-story brick building. Oliver
Holmes, who was in his store at the
time, was badly burned about the face
His recovery'is doubtful.
The loss, partially covered by insur
ance, is as follows: Marren & Finn,
on building, $6,000 Oliver W. Holmes,
confectionery and cigar store, $2,500
William Eoelff, barbershop, $450 S. C,
Hamilton, dental parlors, second floor,
$1,100 Harbor lodge. Knights of
Pythias, third floor, $800. Smaller losses
wei*e sustained by other lodges in tho
Knights of Pythias hall.
Washington, Dec. 23.Representative Brown
low of Tennessee holds the record so' far for
introducing hills at the present session of con
gress. In thirteen days he introduced 347 bills.
The total number of bills introduced in the
house in the thirteen days was 10,061, as against
a total of 19,209 for all sessions of the last
Washington, Dec. 23.It was\ announced to
day that the men who operated the ill-fated
lightship No. 58. which sank recently off Naii
tucket shoals, have all been given employment
in the service, having been assigned to duty on
the various lightships along the coast.
Chicago. Dec. 23.Miss Dooley, orangoutang.
is dead at the Lincoln park zoo. It was one of
the few specimens of its branch of the Simian
familj in the United States and it was cou-
UA. .t*kr. -MkK^X^l^i^jl^S&
Bryson's testimony was
also important as showing a motive.
Mrs. Bryson is a friend of the defen
dant .and was an unwilling witness,
ma accused of She testified only by compulsion, and
With I County Attorney Smith had to use all I
art to get what he
Western Lines Will Send Dele
gates to See Interstate Com
meroe Commission.
Shippers Say They Will Not Relax
Their Vigilance in the
Journal Special Bervico.
Chicago, Dec. 23.For the first time
since the creation in 1887 of the inter
state commerce commission, representa
tives of all western railroads will call
upo nex
wanteid A
Jame Brennan had come to her house
abouto Sept. 30 andl had hired a room
They lived there, she said, about two
months. She admitted that Mrs. Bren
nan had at first told her that her hus
band was a widower, but had no chil
dren. She later confessed to the wit
ness that there were children, but that
they were Catholics, while she was a
protestant, and that she could not live
with them, and that she and her hus
band had quarreled over them many
to out themselves and their companies to as
of her. In response to repeated inquiry, sist'the commission in every way pos-
however, the witness finally admitted sible to prevent and punish violations of
that the defendant and her husband, the act to regulate commerce regarding
Vinr pr.rna +n nfii* hnnSft I the ffivinff OITebatPS
Several other railroad men agreed
with Mr. Stubbs, and the opinion is ex
pressed that the railroads will concede
every point asked by the members of
the commission and do anything to fur
ther the plan to have a committee of
the traffic men of all the western roads
act with the commission in reporting
and prosecuting all roads found guilty
of violations ow& Elkins law, ^lo def
inite plans have been made by the com
Mr. Stubbs is chairman and they will
go to Washington free to take any
course that they can agree upon witn
the commission. Cooperation is the key
note of the gathering.
Railroad Delegation.
The committee is made up of the fol
lowing members: J. C. Stubbs, traffic
director of the Harriman lines, chair
man Darius Miller, vicepresident of the
Burlington, in charge of traffic H. E.
MeCullough, vicepresident of the North
western, in charge of traffic W. B.
Biddle, vicepresident of the Rock Is
Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column.
the commission in Washington consented and therewill be
Thursday, Dec. 28, and pledge ?oceediLs
Martin Knapp, the Illinois member of
the commission, has wired a reply to the
request of J. H. Stubbs, traffic direc
tor of the Harriman lines, suiting Dec.
28 as the date for the meeting of the
committee and the commission. In his
reply Mr. Knapp acceded to the wishes
of the railroad men that their confer
ence be an informal one, in which they
could mutually consider tentative plans.
Surrender of Boads.
"The step taken by the railroads to
secure this conference with the commis
sion means their surrender^' said Mr.
Stubbs. "It is an admission that reT
bating and discriminations have existed,
to be sure, but all the western railway
men have held for a long time that dis
criminations in the long run injured the
business of the roads. Many attempts
have been made to avoid the practice,
and on some roads these ha.ve been par
tially successful, but the present is the
most effective plan since the passage of
the Elkins law. We should have gotten
together before."
To Concede Every Point..
Wife of the Steel King will Call
Off Her Proceedings for
Journal*'Special Service,
Pittsburg, Dec. 23:"One
dpllars, no question- asked
This proposition has been made to
Mrs. Corey, .wife of the presideut of
the United States Steel corporation.
She has reached Braddock and has
been confronted by the proposition that
should she consent to call off all divorce
proceedings against her husband, who
was so wildly infatuated with Mabelle
Gilman, she' will be' given $1)
for a Christmas gift./Mrs. Corey has
no divorce
The ,lea was made i' t*
The deal was made, in two minutes'
time in the waiting room of the union
station Thursday* according to those
who should know. Mrs. Corey, with her
son and two young women who had
been in the west with her, as well as
Ada Corey, sister of her husband,
reached Pittsburg by a suburban train.
They h^ad left the* fast Chicago train
many miles out of: Pittsburg to dodge
the newspaper men and others and
came in by a sIo# train.
They were met by A. A. Gorey,
father., of W. Ellis Corey who had a
proposition to unfold. It nad been too
precious to trust to the telegraph wire's
or to the mails, but he carried it to the
daughter-in-law in person. It was, in
short, that W. Ellis Corey would fur
nish to his wife undisputed evidence
that he and Mabelle Gilman had ceaged
to be anything to each other, lie would
give his wife $1,0007)00, or more than
enough to make her independent for
life, and at the same time make a will
nsmi.np' his son a's heir instead of cut
ting him off with $300,000 as no 'threat
ened to do some time' ago when mad
infatuation for the actress led him to
cast not only his wife, but his child, to
one side. ::f
ir an-
Mrs. Corey consented to this arrange
ment and went with her father-in-law
to his/home in North'"Braddock. En
trance to the Corey home there was
effected in a jriost qiiiet way. While the
elder Corey walked, boldly iip the street
to his home, bowihg .to' his, neighbors
and arguing evasively, questions about
the homecoming of^his daughter-in-law,
Mrs. W. E. Corey ^td
]ton Alle"n slipped
'quietly up the raijroad track on the
ties back of the Corey home and got in
thru-the' kiicti^^mpp^Gaxee inside' the
Corey? home the w*fpt o the steel king
was safe from'-'-observation,'
W. Ellis Corey may be.at his father's
home for Christmas dinner and a gen
eral reconciliationj but it is not neces
sarv from a financial point of view that
he "be there, as it is understood Alfred
A. Corey brought back to Pittsburg a
certified check for $l,000,OOCi for,Mrs.
Corey to show that business was meant.
Presents from New York have been
coming by almost every train from W.
Ellis Corey for his wife. Indeed, every
member of the family has been remem
bered by him. Mr.' Corey, the elder,
smiled when asked if Elis would be
here for Christmas. He said that Ellis
sometimes take impulive notions and
that he might drop in any time.
If you believe all you hear, Teddy's got to be a pretty gocd boy to get all he wants.
Removal of the Department of the
Dakotas Headquarters from
St. Paul Is Urged.
Congressman Loren Fletcher
Talks of that and Other Live
Issues at Washington.
Providing investigation proves it
feasible, Congressman Loren Fletcher
of Minneapolis probably will endeavor
to secure the headquarters of the
United States army department of the
Dakotas for Minneapolis. .This. oWe of
the most important government offices,
is now at St. Paul, but the earnest de
side of prominent officers at'Fort Snell
ing to have it removed to Minneapolis
has been imparted to Mr. Fletcher, and
he has pledged his services for an i'n'-
In the jurisdiction of the department
of the DaKotas are Minnesota, North
Dakota, Montana and Yellowstone
park, with the extensive administrative
and construction work in* all these
states directed from its headquarters.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth
of contracts for supplies and building
are let thru this department each year.
All questions of discipline and the vast
amount of other business connected
with the military of these important
states go to the department for deci
sion or opinion, making it almost valu
able office for^any city.
St. Paul Inconvenient.
Officers at Fort Snelling have com
plained that St. Paiil, which has had
the headquarters since the establish
ment of the department, is not desira
ble. No criticism is made against' the
administration of the office, now sa
ably conducted by General C. C. C.
Carr, but the officers complain that St.
Paul is difficult of access from Fort
Snelling and that their natural leaning
is. toward Minneapolis, where they
would rather do their trading a'ntt
transact other business. Poor mail
service has aggravated the complaints,
based upon numerous other inconveni
ences of the present location and intel
ligence of this dissatisfaction has
aroused the interest of Congressman
""Of course nothing definite can be
said until I Rave investigated the ques-
tion/' said Congressman. Fletcher, who
returned from Washington today to
spend the holidays. "I will carefully
investigate the proposition, tho, and if
it is feasible the people will fiwd that I
am ready to put forth my best efforts
to secure the headquarters for Minne
apolis. It is a most important office,
and, no doubt, there will be considera
ble, opposition to the change, so I can
not now say anything positive about
the possibilities of getting the head
Has Powerful Influence.
Congressman Fletcher has succeeded
Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
Paris, Dec. 23.5:30fep.m.A
Eleven Killed and Fifty Wounded by
Volleys Fired by Troops.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 23.Eleven'
men were killed and eighty were wound
ed by volleys fired by the troops at the
workmen defending a barricade on
Tverskaia street, Moscow, today.
The total casualties at Moscow yes
terday are estimated at 150. The street
fighting occurred as the result of at
tempts of the troops and police to
break up processions.
The revolutionists re-formed at sev
eral places and erected barricades,
which, the dragoons and infantry car
ried by storm. At some places only
blank shots were fired^ buWthe Tver
skaia -street, barricade, which was not
earned iw|il midnight, there? was a
Election Party, Given Up
Lost, Finally Reaches
Revolutionists Raise Barricades in Streets of
Moscow and Defend Them Bravely, but
Are Shot DownBombs Miss Mark.
patch to the semi-official Temps from
St. Petersburg^ says that the prefecture
of police at Moscow has been demol
ished-by the explosion of bombs. Sev
eral persons were killed, but the pre
fect, who was at the Kremlin, escaped.
The dispatch adds that affrays have
occurred at the neighboring barricades
in which the soldiers were victorious
fifteen revolutionists were
Workmen and Government Forces
Fight in Moscow Streets.
London, Dec. 23.A dispatch to a
news agen-cy from St. Petersburg says
that barricades have been erected on
Tverskaia street, the chief thorofare of.
Moscow, that the revolutionists are
holding them bravely, and that they
are making repeated attacks on the po
lice, Cossacks and dragoons, whenever
the latter attempt to convey prisoners
to jail.
The patrols of troops are accompanied
by machine guns which are unhesita
tingly used against the revolutionists.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., D"ec. 23.George
MacLeod, returning officer for Peace
Eiver in the late Alberta election, has
reached Edmonton after being absent
fifty-eight days, making a remarkable
trip of 1,150 miles and traveling in the
primitive methods of the far north, em
ploying almost every known method of
transportation, even to floating down
some distance of the Peace river on
a raft which his party constructed for
the purpose.
With MacLeod were Lucien Dubuc,
liberal candidate for Peace River, four
guides and a trapper named MacDonald.
The journey was made for the purpose
of having Dubuc at Sturgeon Lake for
nomination. After the party had been
out two weeks, particularly cold weath
er set in and it was with difficulty it
reached Sturgeon Lake, the point near
est to civilization in the almost unex
plored territory that stretches away
The return trip was fraught with
many dangers, particularly in making
the crossings or the turbulent rivers,
then running full of ice floes. Mac
Leod considers the journey was made
in creditable time, considering the con
ditions they had to .face.
Journal Speoial Service.
Chicago, Dec. 23.Miss Ruth Hofer,
the young woman from Switzerland,
who, it has been reported many times,
was to marry Gladstone Dowie, has left
Zion City for Europe, where she will
take up work for that church. At last
Wednesday's rally, Overseer Speicher
called two of Zion's messengers who
have been in training in Zion for some
time,, and announced that they would
be sent to Europe. They were Deacon
esses Ruth Hofer and' Rosa Schlupp.
They left on an early train the follow
ing morning for Zurich,' Switzerland.
They will be assigned duties by Over
seer. Hodler.
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec. 23.Secretary Bo
naparte will entertain the president at
dinner on the naval yacht Mayflower
instead of at his home in Baltimore, as
originally contemplated. I will be
some time in February.
Each cabinet officer gives a dinner
in honor of the president. Secretary
Bonaparte has not taken a house in
Washington since he became a cabinet
member, and his apartments are hardly
large enough to entertain such a party.
YOUHG FIELD LEFT '525,000. Vv'
Chicago, Dec. 23.Marshall Field, Jr.. left no
will and letters of administration have been
granted Arthur D. Jones and Stanley Field by
John D. Caaey,\ assistant to the probate court
judge. MarshaU Field, Sr., was appointed guar
dian of his three grandchildren. The personal
estate, the court is informed, is valued at about
$1,450,000, and the real estate at about $7o,0O0,
a total of $1,525,000.
The Sunday Journal
Is the Norttrwest'n Greatest
Sunday Newspaper.
scene of slaughter. Several volleys
were fired by the troops and eleven men
were killed and eighty were wounded
The Finch of Hunger.
Telephone messages from Moscow say
that 150,000 men are on strike there
that the city is already feeling the
pinch of hunger that many bakeries 4
have been sacked, and that all business
is suspended. Even the banks are
closed, the Imperial bank, after stand
ing a run till 2 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon, shutting its doors on account
Martin and Burke Control Post
masterships in Big Fight
Now On.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 23.The fight be
tween Senator Gamble and the other
members of the South Dakota congres
sional delegation over federal patronage
will not only be on state federal offi
cers, such as district attorney and col
lector of internal revenue, but will ex
tend to postmasters.
Friends of Kittredge, Martin and-.
Burke say that an understanding has
been reached between them and the
president and postmaster general, that
Martin and Burke are to control thfse
appointments absolutely, and iftt their
recommendations are to be apJawTed in
making nominations to the senate.
While this statement cannot, for ob
vious reasons, be verified, it was made
by a man in close touch with the situ
It is probable that the first big post
office fight will be over the postmaster
ship at Tyndall, the office now held by
C. A. Stillwell, District Attorney El
liott's father-in-law. It is said' that
Gamble has assured Elliott that Still
well shall not be disturbed, but it is
a foregone conclusion that Martin and
Burke will not recommend him.
In the past it has been the custom
of the South Dakota 'delegation to sign
all indorsements for oftfees, but this
year there have been no joint* confer-%
ences, feeling having become so bitter
on both sides that Kittridge, Martin
and Burke have, been meeting by thcrii
selves and Gamble handling his mat
ters alone. This state of affairs is like
ly to last until the senatorial contest
is settled.
Journal Special Service.
New York, Dec. 23.George West
inghouse, the famous inventor, has
made a sensational statement to Presi
dent Newman of the New York Central
railroad, in which he predicts the utter,
collapse, "like a house of cards," of'
the subway and structures, unless Mr.
Belmont substitutes for the deadly rail
some other medium for conducting the
electric motive power.
Mr. Westinghouse supports his con
tention by photographs of iron pipes
which have been eaten thru in thirty
days by electric action similar to that
in the third rail.
5 SH
of lack of light. -A
Only the St. Petersburg and Kieff and
Voronezh lines are open.
There have been some attacks upon
strikers, especially on student leaders,
by the people, and two girls were
stripped naked and turned loose in the
cold in the vicinity of the Jewish
market. i
From the small towns along the rail
roads come reports of attacks on rail- A
road men. At Elnia seven families were -J
butchered and two delegates wer
lynched near Kursk.
The organ of the Moscow workmen
has appealed to the men to avoid as
suming an aggressive attitude, saying
that even if the troops fire "await the
signal for armed resistance."
In St. Petersburg.
Here in St. Petersburg there is little
change in the situation. Several col
lisions between the workmen and*
the troops have occurred in which sev
eral of the former were killed or
wounded and many agitators were ar
rested at their lodgings during the
night. With the exception of the offl
cial organs only the Novoe Vreyma and
Slovo appear. The former continues its
provocative attitude toward the Jews,
sarcastically referring to the ''second
day of the'revolution so solemnly and
stupidly proclaimed by the" Russian
Jewish agitators."
M. HemeoKaieff, the minister of com
munications, has received a telegrajj
^.Continued on 2d Page,*3d Coluiir
Journal Special Service. ^i
St. Louis, Dec. 23.-James Seketer, an '&
Indian, has procured the release from''"|S
the penitentiary of Ottawa Willig, a
school chum, after eight years of effort.
Seketer entered a public school in St.
Louis twenty years ago. The boys
make fun of him and he beat one. A
dozen white boys pounced upon him
and Willig took the Indian's part.
Eight years ago Willig, in a fit of jeal
ousy, killed his sweetheart and was
sentenced to twenty-five years in the
penitentiary. Seketer championed his
old chum's cause and succeeded at last
in getting a pardon from, .Governor
Folk %r

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