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14 PAGESFIVE CCLOCKi
OIL CASE GRAND,
Department of Justice to Inquire
Into Composition of Fed
LAWSON SAYS THE
SYSTEM IS CORNERED
Boston Broker Says People Won't
Take Stocks System Would
Journal Bpeoial Service.
Cleveland, July 14.The department
of justice at Washington has begun an
inquiry into the panel and size of
the special federal grand jury which is
investigating the affairs of the Stand
ard Oil company and the Lake Shore
railroad here. The investigation was
started at the behest of officers of the
National Petroleum association. Ac
cording to advices received last night
by the independent oil men, Attorney
General Moody has put his assistants
to work on the case and the outcome
at least will be. the transfer of the
present cases to Chicago.
President William E. Wall of the
National Petroleum association, who
was instrumental in having the in
quiry of the grand jury begun, said
last night: I have not been satisfied
with the jury. There are some men
on it, who, I believe, should not serve.
That the jury consists of only sixteen
men, when the law permits twenty
three, is another thing that should be
taken into consideration. In cases of
this kind as many jurors as the law
allows should serve, as then it would
be easier to get indictments.
"As to the exact nature of my com
concerning some of the jurors,
'hav nothing to say just at present,
but I will give all my information to
the department of justice when it calls
for it in the course of this investiga-
IS SYSTEM CORNERED?
Thomas W. Lawson Says Standard Oil's
Burial Is Near.
Journal Special Service,
Boston, July 14.Thomas W. Lawson
has issued a signed statement, outlining,
more fully than before his view of
Standard Oil's immediate intentions
toward the public. Mr. Lawson :says:
What does Rogers mean when .he
says he has been cured of the disease
he calls enterprise?"
"Your question is easy to answer
by anyone who has followed the snaky,
strangling course of 'Standard Oil' and
"Standard Oil and the System are
corneredcornered as ..are rats who
have gnawed the bottom out of a ship
During the past two years Standard
Oil and their dupe stock gambling asso
ciates have been loaded with billions
of stocks and bonds sold to them by the
people and the people, now own the
cash. But, owing to educational pub
licity the American people for the first
time in the history of finance, refuse to
relieve Wall street of its burdensome
Big Heads Met.
A short time ago the big heads of
26 Broadway, in staid and solemn fam
ily conclave, admittedto themselves
-that they had been backed into a cor
ner and that the last hope was to trick
Roosevelt into a Baving alliance. Rog
ers and Archbold were chosen to pull
off the trick and, at midnight at the
White HouBe, the System's unlicked
master made the plea of his life. It
was a wondrously attractive picture
that Rogers painted, and he was elo
quently assisted by the able Root.
Later I will unfold this picture to the
"Had Roosevelt succumbed, the face
of the world would have temporarily
changed, but for once the Standard Oil
Svengali was up against an irresponsive
subject, and the face of the world re
mained undisturbedthat is, for the
time, for at the previous System meet
ing the machipery was put in motion,
which later will work vast upheavals.
"When Rogers reported back the life
or death eammign of "Standard Oil"
and the System was'decided upon. In
substance it was:
'Bring Roosevelt to terms bv plac
ing between Standard Oil and the on
coming wrath of the people all but
Standard Oil capitalists.
"Accordingly plans were laid to un
load all Standard Oil securities. Thus
for months No. 2 Broadway has been
bolstering up old pools, forming new
ones, promising its moneyed associates
rich deals to come in copper, steel and
railroads. Rogers has been turning
the paper wealth of No. 26 Broadway
What Rogers Meant.
"What Rogers meant was simply
this: His job is nearly complete. He
will join the Rockefellers. When the
gambling public of Wall street wakes
up to stare at absolute ruin, Rogers will
I warned you on July 10 that we
could do business no longer under the
whip of crazy Roosevelt. We meant
all we promised, but we could not know
that the American public would back
up an insane president. It is now up
to you, the capitalists of America and
custodians of the people's deposits, to
bring him to terms. If yon can, well
and good. If you cannot the conse
quences are yours to take upon your
Rogers' few announced reading
lines which wer made public and scat
terod thruout the world_by. Rogers' own
press agent meant the first open declar
ation ot active and aggressive war on
President Roosevelt and the American
''The fight is now on and while
Standard Oil will give Roosevelt and
the Americans a big battle and much
merry hell, you can put mc down as be
ing willing'to wager-my all against a I
a year before last's Panama that what
OAXJOHT BY A TBAIH ON A.TRESTLE.
Clarksburg. W. Vn.. July- 14.After a Bhltl
mof & Ohio railroad train had hurled the fath
er and one sister to dentil from a trestle, und
fearfully injured the mother and three other
children, a 9-months-old baby of Elijah Norr4,
of Uniontown, Pa., was found between the ties
nnhurt. They were walking on the trestle.
Leader of Gang Which KiTled
Preston Constable Talks
Six of the Fugitives Arrested and
Names of JtJl Given to
Special to The Journal.
Ellsworth, Wis., July 14.Saroguse,
the leader of the gang of Italians in
volved in the murder of Contable Isaac
at Prescott, is under arrest here and
has confessed that he strick the.blow
with a shovel which crushed the sk^ull
and caused the death of the unfortunatve
In partial extenuation, of hisyi.ffense
he says that neither he nor his? inen
had any understanding of the oinport of
the game laws of the state and. aid not
roalize they, .were violating them.. Ho
asserts that he. offered to pay:,'we'll, in
order that trouble might be averted.
All the men thought, he, says,. that vthey
were to be arrested, and for that reason
united in the assault upon the .jof ficer
They thought, too", that their livei yfci&
Saroguse, the leader, is a large man
of rather pleasing features, and seems
to be fairly well educated and intelli
gent. He has given the officers here
the names of all in the gang and it is
expected the most of them will soon:
STORY OF THE CRIME
arrested. A partial list of their names
is as follows:
Dominick Masselli, for whose arrest
Constable Isaac had a warrant" three
Zatgarella brothers Titisia Lomia,
caught with the confessed murderer
Menutk, who was arrested near River
Falls this morning Savatino two Laz
zarogga brothers Citttino Passina
Messmo Joe Mmaro.
WHOLE COUNTRY IN MAN HUNT
More of the Fugitives Likely to Be
Special to The Journal.
Prescott, Wis., July 14.Two of the
Italians known to be- involved in the
murder of Constable John Isaac are
in the lookup in this city and 6u
more are under arrest at Ellsworth.
One of the men under arrest here
has a bullet wound in the hand and a
bad ?u on the back of the head. It
is known that Isaac fired two shots be
fore he received hia death wound, and,
it is supposed that one of his bullets
hit the man imprisoned here.
Dominick Masselli, one of the men
here, and the one wanted for violating
the game laws, took no part in the
deadly fight in the sandpit, and was
going willingly with the officers when
the row started. He will have a hear
ing this afternoon and Will be'/fined and
The. other prisoner will not give
his name, He was found at 'mid
night in a load of hay at ihe. Fit?-,
patrick farm, four miles out. Lawrence
Lorentzsen, a steamboat, hand who had'
joined in the chase, rounded ui this
fugitive, and, with the assistance of
a farmer, brought him to town.
Every farmer in the county has
joined the hunt for the fugitives, and
more of them are certain to be caught
today. Those chaBed down near Dia
mond Bluff and Trimbelle are on their
way to Ellsworth, where they will be
locked up in the county jail. Among
them is Saroguse, the alleged leader
and the man charged with instigating
the attack upon Isaac and Hamill. Be
is badly frightened and asserts his in
nocence, contending that he was try
ing to control the men when the mur
derous attack occurred.
The Btory in morning twin city pa
pers was exaggerated in many particu
lars., Hamill is not dangerously hurt,
and is about town today.. It is not
true that a party of ten of more of the
fugitives are barricaded in a log hut
in JDiamond Bluff and that a fight with
a posse of farmers is imminent. The
fugitives are divided into very small
parties and are wide*y scattered.
When way freight JNW 91, on the
Burlington, arrived at 4 o'clock last
night it brought the two handcars on
which the Italians a few hours before
took their hurried departure from Pres
cott. One car was found five miles
south of here and the other eight miles.
Sheriff Nugent and a posse left this
train at Balek Siding, between the tw
points where the cars were found and
joined a large party which had congre
gated there. This posse is now scour
ing the woods in all that vicinity.
The Maccabee lodge will have charge
of Isaac's funeral, which will probably
be held on Monday. Mrs. Isaacs is
prostrated and is in a serious condition.
Constable Isaac Brutally Murdered
While in Discharge of His Duty.
Prescott, Wis., July 14.Constable
John Isaac of this place was murdered
in the sandpit south of the railroad
yards between 2 and 3 o'clock yester
day afternoon by a gang of Italian
laborers. Ci'ty Marshal James Hamill
was disabled by blows on the head and
body. The Italians, twenty-four in all,
fled into the country, some taking a
handcar and deserting it a few miles
The foreman of the gang, George Sar
oguse, who, it is said, instigated the
attack upon Isaac and Hamill, and who
is charged with having dealt the death
blow to Isaac, was captured at Trim
belle last evening. Two more fugitives
were also apprehended ^at the same
Later in the evening two more were
caught at Diamond Bluff, about twelve
BAH FIXTTJHES DESTROYED.
Independence. Knn.. July 14.Tho valuable^
bar fixtures of five Coffeyville and one Ch*rry- rt^ j u,r iTomill ao+ nff *-\,A
vrl lointlsts who recently served jail sea-! accompanied by Hamill, set Off for the
tenees for violating the prohibition law. were camp, rhey were met With every evi-
burned here today by order of Judge Flannelly of
the local court.
seat, this morning.8 the county
Score Attack Two.
The murder of. Isaac was so brutal.,
camped tha& the entire village
a sor daze. The Italians,
were employed on the Burlington
semtn of the village thr*e
Roger3 said on July, will go into history I ago. and since then residents have com
remarks 'of the bii- plained of them continually. The chief
as the introductor"
rial sermon of Standard Oil
"Thomas W. Lawson
and the complaint was that the men, especially
the leader. Saroguse, persisted.in shoot
ing chickens and songbirds.
Yesterday a warrant issued by the
game warden for the arrest of Saroguse
was placed in the hands of Isaac, who,
dence of friendship by the Italians and
expected little, difficulty.. Isaac, after
leading the warrant, stepped t6wards
Saroguse,with the intention of, .putting
him under arrest, but as. he placed a
hand on the man's shoulder the latter
whistled shrilly and jumped baek with
Continued on 2d Page, 4th
MAYOR E. E. SCHMITZ,
"Wbo Is Involved in Grafting- Charges in
GRl Ff CHARGES
Deposed Police Commissioner Al
ii leges Acts of Corruption
Against Mayor Schmitz.
Journal Special Service.
San Francisco, July 14.Mayor
Schmitz has been dragged into the
worst mess of his career by the charges
hurled at him by Police Commissioner
Beagan, who was removed from office
Beagan charges the mayor with forc
ing saloons, restaurants and resorts to
pay for police protection and immunity.
He declares also that the mayor per
mitted resorts destroyed by the. fire
to spring up again in the unburned resi
dential section and forced the women
who run them to pay tribute,
Paid $600 to Sell Wine.
He cites the case of one woman who
paid $600 for the privilege of dispens
ing wine while the sale or -giving away
of liquor was prohibited.
Many of Reagan's charges are cor
roborated by Harry W. Hutton, former
police commissioner, who makes other
ugly charges against Mayor Schmitz.
"It was hinted to .-me on several oc
casions that jould make a good deal
of nioney. I wafctoldI could get $1,100
a month for quitting my campaign
against slot machines. I was also told
that I could get $,000,'ja month for
stopping my agitation against China
town gamblers. But I put both out of
business before I quit the board."
When Trouble Began.
The trouble between Beagan and the
mayor began when Mayor Schmitz at
tempted to retain Chief of Police Witt
man in office following a sensational
exposure of police corruption in China
town. .The police commission had been
investigating charges against Wittman
and members of the Chinatown squad,
Continued on 2d Page, 2d Column.
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THAW GETS WORD
vFROM HIS MOTHER
Wireless Message Received from
Ship Due in New Yorkv'
Jerome Is Reported to Have Said
Once that Thaw Was
New York, July 14.Harry Thaw re
ceived a wireless telegram from his
mother today. The message" wa sent
fromthe steamer JaiseriTtJAugusts
toria, upon which Mrs. fhaw is return
ing from Europe. It evidently was of
a cheering character, as the prisoner
seemed unusually happy after receiv
ing it. I
Journal Special Service.
New York, July S14."you-cannot
try :this fellow criminally,' because he
District Attorney Jej6tne'is credited
with having thus expressed himaelf in
regard to Harry Kendall Thaw,- who is
now "awaiting trial for the murder of
Stanford White, The statement is said
to have been made by the district 'at-
torney early in January, }902. Mr.
Jerome says' he does not recall eyer
having made such an assertion.
The occasion arose when a lawyer
called on Mr. Jerome complain
against Thaw .and to learn .whether it
was possible to bring a criminal actio*
against him. The complainant at the
time was Miss Ethel Thomas, who was
just 18 years old, and who was said to
have been a friend of That's.
Miss Thomas' Suit.
Miss Thomas is suing Harry Thaw
for $220,00,0 damages
leged in her:
complaint have been
sustained by her while visiting Thaw
in his bachelor apartment at 804 Fifth
avenue. William Bedford, who died in
the Presbyterian hospital last week,
was valet for Thaw at that time.
According, to the information given
Mr. Garvan, and according to the
complaint in the civil, action. Thaw
met Miss Thomas on Jan. 3, 1902, and
they went to Thaw's bachelor apart
ment. On the way there Thaw stopped
at a store and purchased a small
leather whip. Miss Tnomas asked Thaw
what the whip was to be used for ana
I bought this for you this will
make .you a good girl':"
Miss Thomas then alleges that Thaw
beat her with the whip. The girl's back
and legs were covered with bruises
made by the whip, it is alleged.
Mr. Jerome at that time is alleged
to have-asserted that the acts of Harry
Thaw were' those of a "crazy" man:
Thaw's Mother Coming.
Mrs. Lillian Thaw, mother of Harry
K. Thaw, will reach New York from
Europe late today on'|he Kaiserin Vic
toria, from Hamburj^'*^
As, soon as Mi^^ajty ha* had an
opportunity toaea h&r sopand his law
yers it is expected that-.certain vital
phases of the campaign of defense, now
still nebular and shapeless, will
on a definite-
form and purpose: Itake: is
believed* that Mrs. Thaw will' favor
the insanity plea^ notwithstanding
Harry Thaw's opposition to go to the
jury on such grounds.
The Tenderloin is a unit on the idea
that Thaw is mentally deranged.
May Give Up Insanity Pleai
It was reported yesterday that
Thaw's counsel have decided to aban
don the insanity plea, altho no verifi-
Continued on 2d Page, 2d Column.
THIS KEY TO THE SITUATION.
If the poor man could but get it in the lock.
ISATURDAY^^EVENING, jtTLY 14, 1906. PRICE ONE CENT IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Former Frnoh Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, WJio Is to Visit Twin Oitiet.
M. Delcasse, former prime minister
of France, will be in the twin cities in
September. The news was brought to
America by Archbishop Ireland, who
for many years has been an intimate
friend of the French statesman. When
the archbishop visited France some
months ago he met the ex-premier at
Paris. Upon learning that M. Delcasse
intended making an extended tour of
the United States^ Archbishop Ireland
invited' him to visit the twin cities.
M. Delcasse accepted, but could not
give the.exact date of.his arrival. He
will be in the city at least three days.
ARE FILTHY, TftQ
They Have Been Discovered Put
ting Horse in Their
Journal Special 8eryioe.
Berlin, July .14.German police have
discovered serious abuses in various
sausage delicatessen factories, includ
ing an extensive use of horseflesh. They
found at Duisburg, where sausages for
export, are largely, made, a quantity of
disgusting stuff designed to be incor
porated in sausage.
ILLNESS A PUZZLE
Columbus, July. 14.Prison officials
are. mystified over the illness of Mrs.
Cassie Chadwick. /The woman is not
confined to her bed and is. able to eat
heartily^ .but she seems to be listless^
and a swelling, on he,r arm is causing
her considerable pain and annoyance.
It is not known what caused the swell
ing, which is becoming larger and
SHOWEBS AND COOLER TONIGHT AKD SUKDAY. j--------
Home of North Carolina Merchant
Entered by Thieves, Who
Kill Five of Family.
Raleigh, N. C, July 14.A special
from Winston-Salem. N. C, to the Even-,
ing Times says: Isaac Lyerly, his
wife and three youngest children* were
murdered in their home one mile east of
Barbers Junction early today by un
known persons, who afterwards robbed
the house and then set fire to the bed
on which Mr. and Mrs. Lyerly were
killed. Two' older daughters sleeping
upstairs were awakened and rushed
down just in time to extinguish the
flames. It is thought the Jobbers killed
their victims with clubs. Mr, Lyerly
was. a wealthy merchant-and farmer,
and the family: was recognized as one
of the best'in that section. As soon
as the news of the murder and robbery
was received here Deputy Sheriff
Hutchins was requested to go to the
scene with his bloodhounds. He left
on. a special train. Later a report was
received that two negroes had been ar
rested. One of these is quoted as say
ing a few days ago, after Mr. Lyerfy
had refused to alTlow him to cut his
wheat, that '.'the old man may cut his
grain, but hell never live to eat it."
The governor issued a, proclamation
offering a reward of $300' for the cap
ture of the murderers.
ICE BARONS LIFT
NEW YORK PRICES
Excuse Given that Consumption
of Hard Water Must Be
rfv', .^",v Reduced.
Journal Special Service.
New York, July. 14.After repeated
ly announcing that it would not in
crease the price of .ice during this sum
mer, the. American Ice company, popu
larly .known as the ice trust, is today
circulating among its patrons a notice
of a rise, in price.
To discourage the consumption of
ice as much as possible,'' the notice
reads, "the price of ice to all consum
ers, except private families, will be 85
cents a hundred pounds after July 16,
instead of 90 cents."
The excuse offered by the trust is
that there is a shortage In their ice?
houses and that unless consumption is
materially reduced, the compajy^w^l be
wljojly without ice later onv ^^i^,
Woman of Striking Appearance
in Cincinnati Says Poet Mar
ried Her in 1874.
Journal Special Servioe.
Cincinnati July 14.Mrs. Alethea
Foley,'colored, of 656 Kenyon avenue,
is making preparations to sue for a
widow's interest in the estate of the
late Lafcadio Hearn, novelist and stu
dent of oriental mysticism, who died
in Tokio, Japan, on Sept. 26,1904, leav
ing a Japanese widow and children.
Mrs. Foleyvdeclares she was married
to Hearn in -this city June 14, 1874.
Hearn was then engaged in newspaper
work. in Cincinnati and was noted as
a yound man of many marked peculiari
The woman was of striking appear
ance. Hearn's friends knew that he
was fascinated with her. She says that
she left him in 187 because of his mo
rose and moody temperament, but that
they were never divorced.
He left Cincinnati, and three years
later she was informed he had died
in New Orleans. She secured what she
considered documentary proof of his
death, according to her story, and mar
ried again. Later she learned Hearn
was still alive and left her second man.
The records of her marriage to Hearn
were destroyed in the courthouse fire
of 1884. In telling of her life Mrs. Fo
Hearn was boarding where I had
employment, as cook. He often talked
to me of the hard time he had. He
sympathized with me for having been
born a slavesaid he felt like a slave
I hesitated about marrying him.-I
told him his friends would desert him
if he married a negress. He insisted,
and the ceremony was performed by
Rev. John- King, a negro Episcopal min
There Is nov
dreamy, sullen at tinieB and ,full of
whims!" DEBS CERTAIN THAT
BRYAN CANNOT WIN
Special to Ihe Journal.
Sioux City, Iowa, July 14.Eugene
V. Debs, who passed thru Sioux City
today on his way to Canton, S. D., to
deliver a lecture, declared that it was
impossible for Bryan to be elected pres
ident in 1908.
"There are two elements in the dem
ocratic party," he said "one of capi
tal and the other labor. In 1896 and
1900 the' labor element controlled, and
in 1904 capital
fvlll HVM I II
ELLISONS TO GET
BOOTY OF SLAYER
BY BURGLAR GANG
candidate wh ca unite
the factions. Mr. Bryan says he will
remove, all obnoxious features fromthe
not say how he will
Mr. Debs declared that*. Governor
Cummins of Iowa is a "forerunner of.
better things." W
^T- WHILE STEAUxa an.^|-^
Buffalo, ST, Jnly Frank J. Buckley" ot
Grand Rapids, Mich.,' was -killed today when a
caboose W which he was stealing a ride broke
away from train on the West Shore railroad and
ran backward Into another freight train whicht
was toilowtog. Three members of the train
crew w%9 were asleep in the caboose were tap
Settlement of Murdered Girl's
Estate to Be in Probate
MBS. BIGGS FACES
Her Husband's Bisk Policy Com
tains Suicide Clause Barring
Collection of Money.
Now that the mystery surrounding
the murder of Millie Ellison by Nathan
M. Riggs in the National hotel h*
been entirely cleared. County Attorney
Al J. Smith and Police Superintendent
Doyle will take steps immediately to
get the case off their hands and hare
all the disputes as to financial matters
settled in the probate court.
The officials will not be called on to
decide who is the rightful owner of the
found yesterday in Riggs' vault
the Metropolitan building. Altho
they are satisfied that the money W
taken from the possession of ihe girl
by the murderer after he' had struck the
fatal blow, they will not hand the
amount over to the girl's parents. In
all, $3,090 was found in the vault, and
tho Mrs. Riggs' attitude is not known,
there is little donbt she will claim ibis
money as property of her husband. She
could hardly do otherwise, it is be
lieved, and still maintain that he was
innocent of the crime-
To Probate the Estate.
Aeeordina to the present plans, the
money found in the vault will be placed
in Millie Ellison's estate, which, will be
probated. The doubts can be threshed
out there, and the courts will decide
whether the money shall stav in the
Ellison family. In this way there will
be little expense to Hennepin county.
Nathan Riggs' estate will also have
to be probatea and there will probably
be several contests. Mrs. Biggs will
have to bring suit in order to get the
money on the insurance policies, and
the Ellisons may also make a fight for
the $550 deposited in the bank at El
roy. This amount was deposited at
about the time Millie Ellison is said to
have given him $550 for investment in
The police are satisfied that no one
else can ever be implicated in the
case and the matter will be formally
Elim Ellison, father of the mur
dered woman James Ellison, the
brother, and John Ertel, the brother
in-law, were in Minneapolis today to
arrange' for probating the estate. They
axe afl convinced that the money found
in the vault belonged to Millie Ellison,
and they will make a hard fight to
obtain permanent possession of it.
Elim Ellison, according to law, is the
only heir, and the money will fail to
himrif it remains in the estate.?
Biggs' Insurance Policy:''*^"-
The N. .1H. Riggs life insurance policy
in the tJnion Mutual Life Insurance
company of Portland contained a. sui
cidal clause. This bars the beneficiary
from the proceeds of the policy. W. A.
Merriam, state manager, expresses no
opinion in the matter, but said today
that the policy contained a clause that
suicide within one year from date of
policy, whether the suicide were sane
or insane, invalidated the policy.
Riggs was insured April 16, 1006.
and inasmuch as he was. cognizant of
the clause, he evidently did not take
his policy into consideration--when he
Mr. Merriam was not acquainted
with Riggs. The policy was written by
THOUSAND AT FUNERAL
Millie Ellison's Old Friends Pay Last
Special to The Journal.
Ellsworth, Wis., July 14.Nearly a
thousand- persons, many of them liv
ing miles away from the Ellison farm,
attended the funeral services held over
the body of Millie Ellison, the National
hotel murder victim, at Ellsworth. yes
Long before the services were opened
the Egbert Presbyterian church was
crowded with friends of the girl. None
was there out of mere curiosity, but
nearly all had known Millie Ellison
all her life, and went there because of
their respect for her. Whatever may
have been developed in the investiga
tion as to the cause of the murder^
the country people knew that she had
lived a hard, honest life and their sym
pathies were with the stricken family.
Elim Ellison, the aged father, who
was still weak from the shock at hear
ing of his daughter's violent death, was
able to attend the services, and he was
accompanied by James Elison and John
Ertle and his wife, the latter a sister
of the dead girl.
Rev. John Howe, the aged pastor of
the church and an old family friend,
conducted the services and chose for
his text the well-known warning from
Ecclesiastes, "No man knoweth when
his time shall come," and he treated
briefly the great tragedy and its re
The remains were interred in the lit
tle cemetery of Hartland, near the fam
ily home, and nearly every one who at
tended the services followed the body
to the cemetery.
INSANE, FRIENDS SAY A
Riggs Possessed by Homicidal Mania,
Declare Alma Center Folk.
Special to The Journal.
Alma Center, Wis., July 14.The peo-
of this community believe "Nate"
-iggs, the murderer of Millie Ellison,
was insane. "Nate" was a bright,
happy boy when he lived here. He was
born on a farm three miles west of
town, and all his boyhood days were
spent here. He was a general favorite
because of his sunny nature, and so his
many friends here, refusing to believe
that a man in his right mind would
have committed such a crime, turned
out generally to attend the funeral.
The funeral services were conducted
at the M. E. church upon the arrival of
the Green Bay train from the east at
1:30 p.m. The body was accompanied
by the widow, Mrs. N. M. Biggs, and
daughter, also his mother, Mrs. Marv
Riggs. and sister, Mrs. N. Looxnis .ox
Alma Center, and uncle, Albert Cowlee
of Neillsville, Wis. The wife bore up
bravely, but the aged mother and the
daughter seemed heartbroken. At the
close of the service the remains were.
borne.:to the last resting place, in /the
family cemetery near the old horns-
stead, two miles east of Alma-Center.
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