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VOL. XIV. NO. 2.
E arthqutike-Ruined Districts Face to
Face With Banger of Dread
Disease's Spread.
King Greatly Pleased?Declares
"Americans Are Always First"?
Over Half of Persons Rescued
Ativet Die?U. S. S. Scorpion Speed?
ing to Messina With More Supplies.
(By Associated Press?
ROME, Jan. 5.?The report from
Messina that typhoid fever has brok?
en out there has filhd the authorities
with alarm and apprehension. It Is j
realized here that unless proper san:
tary precautions are taken at once
the disease may spread far outside
the ruined districts. j
Even though the present eise? may j
prove to be dysentery, it is well '
known that this disease, under such
conditions as prevail at Messina
would be likely to prove just as fatal
?t typhoid itself.
King Victor Emmanuel today re?
ceived Ambassador Griseom who pre?
sented him with the steamer Bayern
In the name* of the American Relief
Committee, representing the Ameri?
can people. I
The vessel is loaded with provisions
and medical supplies, and is ready
to proceed to the strait of Messina.
Americans Always First.
The king was greatly pleased, and
said that the Americans were always
Hie majesty advised the -mbassa
dor as to where the steamer should
proceed and as to the best means of
distributing its supplies to the unfor?
Thirteen thousand refugees have
arrived at Naples up to date, of whom
6,000 are wounded.
They are receiving the best of care,
but many have died from their in?
juries and others have gone mad.
Over Half of Injured Die.
More than fifty per cent, of those
taken out of the ruins after three
days died, not having strength left
to survive their terrible experiences.
The United Statte gunboat Scor?
pion left Naples today, carrying sup?
plies, principally of sterilized milk,
for distribution at Messina under the
direction of the American consulate.
The American vice consul, Stuart
I.upton, in answer to inquiries made
by the state department at Washing?
ton telegraphed from Messina that
the house of the "LUtk< Sisters of the
Poor" was destroyed.
Two of the sisters, Natalia San Fil
lippa and Giuseppe Ruon Giovanni,
were killed. The others, 24 In num?
ber, are desirous of going to Milan,
but this is uncertain.
Sparry Heard From.
Rear Admiral Sperry, commander
of Ute American battleship fleet, has
notified the authorities here that he
will be in Naples on January 9 with
the first division, composed of the
Connecticut. Vermont, Minnesota and
The latest n? ws from Reggio show*
that earthquakes occurred there" to?
day, the shocks being about 20 min?
utes apart.
One of the heevv shocks caused 'ho
collapse of a nnmlT of broken walls
and added to the terror of the few
survivors who remain there.
Rescue Work at Messina.
MESSINA. Jsn. 5.?Earth shocka
continue here, though diminished In
intensity. The flrvs in the city are
being gradually extinguished.
Thirty thou-an,; rations were dtstrl.
buted yesiterday.
The official flg'tr*-* compiled thus
far show that 14.?00 bodies have been
burled In four cemeteries, that MM
refugees have left the city snd that,
?.non persons still remain here.
Instead of excavating in an ecdeav
rr to find ?h? bodies buried hen?tth
the ruin* It ha-. h"*-n proposed that
every hon*?* in which It is believed
per-on* are buried shall be covered
with qnick lime
The Associated Pre** correspon?
dent has made a visit to Reggio.
Cooditiens at Renrso.
The number of persons killed tbr-r<*
T*nd the damage done to property is
meek leaa than at M'sslna. Only the
central section of the city was dam?
At wit S.non troops are working
The official llgirr* place the wnqnd
ed at Reform at one thousand and the
refugees at severat thousand
The number of dead 'n the ruins
1? not known.
Twe Aswcriated press had the first
corrnependeat on 'he scene at Meesl
ma He found a condition of after
aafrfuskMi The fim shock had
thrown down the eutir? ritv
The facades of the building* shwig
(Continued oa Third PsgeV
Direct Line Now Open from Norfolk
to Roanoke?Heavy Trains
Will Run.
(By Associated Press)
ROANOKE. VA.. Jan. 5 ? The first
train over the Virginian Railroad to
run through from Norfolk to Roa
j ix ke, r?ached here this afternoon.
I The bridge over Roanoke river. 27
I miles east of Roanoke was finished
I this morning. The road is now com
I pleted from Roanoke to Norfolk, a
Uis'iinee if 243 miles, and from Roa?
noke to Rich CJre<k on the west, a
distance of 77 miles.
i The long bridge across New river
will be completed within two weeks,
and trains then can run from Nor?
folk to Deepwaler. W. Va., the w*<
tern terminus, a distance of four hun?
dred and forty-six miles.
The grade Is two-tenths cf one per
cent, and one locomotive will haul
eighty .r)0-ton coal cars loaded from
the coal fields to the pea, and one
engine will pull eighty empties lack
I to the mountains from the ocean.
I The read has been built by H. H.
Rogers. the> Standard Oil magnate,
and for distance it has the lowest
grade of any road in the world, it
is said.
Seven of Them Are Required to Give
Up Pines.
(Bv Associated Press).
CINCINNATI. O.. Jan. 5.?Jerrv
Frreman. Walter .Tchnson. B. E. Kee
ley and Jesse Tannehill, all members
of the Washington American League
Club, charged with having participat?
ed in games against the I?gan
Square Club of Chicago last fall, have
been reinstated by the National Com
mijeion on condition that they pay
$50 each, the fine imposed upon them.
C. D. Blankenship. who has been
on the ineligible list for having failed
to report to the Washington Ameri?
can Lea sue Club for the season of
1308 was reinstated.
The player is requirea to pay a line
of $200.
Joseph Ward also ineligible be?
cause of his Tri-State connections,
was reinstated today.
He is required to pay a fine of
Ward was formerly ?f the Philadel?
phia National Le&gue Club; having
vtclated his contract two y?ars ago.
Government's Suit Dissolve Ham
j man Combination Begins. -
Harri man Systems Ars Charged With
Securing Monopoly of Transporta?
tion Business in Far West?Witness
Tells of Old and New Conditions.
(By Associated Press).
NEW TORK. Jan. 5.?Delayed for
several weeks by the illness of for
. mer Judge Lovett, counsel for the
I defense, the government's suit to dis
} solve the so-called Harri man railroad
merger was begun In earneet today
with Paul Morion, president of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society, as
the ling, witness
Mr. Morton, who was from 1S96 to
1904 vice president of the Atkhison.
Topeko and Santa Fe. one of the de?
fendant rom-4?nies with the I'nlon
I Pacific and others in the alleged
combination, was called by the gov
j ernment in support of its contention
that the allied roads had secured .?>
I monopoly in the transportation bnsl
I ne?? in the Far West ir. violation
1 of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Mr. Mor'en described the situation
' as regarded freight shipments be
j tween the central states and the Pa?
cific coast prior to 1901. when the al
l-c.-i combination was formed and
after that date.
I He said In the earlier period the
j No-them Pacific, the Southern Pa
I elfic. and the Great Northern rail
j ways had been In competition for
I trans-continental business The
' Rock Island system bef re hnfldtntr
Into El P*so cohnected with the Ta?
lon Pacific st Omaha and the Denver
j A Rio Grande a> PenNo
Controlled by Souths* n Pacific
I "The mtaatlon." said Mr. Morton.
! "was apparently controlled hv the
Routb-m Pacific, which controlled the
1 rate making nower.''
j "Is It your opinlcn." he wss asked,
"that before the I'ntor PariSc pur
chafed a targe amount of South*rn
Pacific stock the two road* were In
com pet 11 MB t
I "I betjere so." ??? the reply
I The wltarns was asked whether
I (Continued oa Third Page).
Talks Frankly With Protestant
Ministers of Its Rearing Upon
World's Civilization.
Enlarges Upon Advantages of Separa
tiOi\ of .Chu.-ch and State?Declares
Church Influence Essential Among
All Peoples?Refers to His Confer,
ence With Pope Leo.
(By Associated Presa.)
Al'c.rsTA. ca.. Jan. 5.?To the
Protestant ministers of Augusta
President-elect Taft t'day expr -ssed
hi.i views regardinp tin- Influence of
the church on civilization and its esc.
fulness in itid.it}; governmen al <le
vi lopment.
His talk niiph; lie regard d as an
Intererting ad.liti'*i to the general
discussion which hes been Indulged
in regarding hi.- religious beliefs.
The ministers had extendi d Mr.
Taf: a cordial wi Icorr.i- and expressed
a desire to arrange a reception for
him, th> ir manifestation' of friendli?
ness being conclrd'd w.h prayer.
Mr. Taft began by th.nking them
fcr their good will and their prayers
'?In carryins on the burden of a.
government which with its increasing
usefulness necessarily entails a gr^a'
er ta,-k. th<y who are charged with
Its execut on need every <rs is'anco
and sympathy."
Late Moral Awakening.
Mr. Taft referred to the "moral
awakening" during the* pest four
years as an indication of the health?
ful state of our civilization.
Mr. Taft recommended a moral re
fcrm, and in this he said the clergy
"must take an important irart." In
his experiences in the North and the
South and the Philippines Mr. Taft
?said he had b?*n able to s'udy differ?
ent phase-- of c|ril:zation and particu?
larly matters ?f chcrch intere-t.
"I>avinj? out the sectional distinc?
tions." he said, "the indispensaKe
presence of the church influence in
the improvement In o:ir civilization
no one can be blind who ha* shand
in the slightest the responsibility for
government and the responsibility fcr
improvement in a propb' as I have.
Obligation to Another Race.
"In the Philipp.ne Islands we
have a responsibility in re?
spect to a race that is row in a
state of Christian tutelage and must
be uplifted in my judgment by us
and through our guidance before we
rhali have discharged the obligat kit
that providence has thrust upon us.
And in the stu.ly of the development,
it ha? been made known K> me the
enormotts influence that the church
must exercise In order to mak> o-r
progress there effective. The Roman
Catholic Church wsr there fcr years
and preserved that state of Christian
tut? l?ge t- which I have referred.
Now the ban has been removed from
other denorrdnaitons, and they ere all
in there or. an eojnalKv in the spirit
of Christian emulation, attempting to
uplift those people and w. fcr the
government, by a system of secular
education, are aiding that uplifting,
but without the rrrral influences of
the church thrre. we could not ac
c~mplish artvthing. It. is that -on of
experience by which there is bortr
in us the Importance of the main?
tenance of a church and its influence
at. all bazar Is
Church and State.
"It is difllctlt sometimes to explain
to one who ha* been -ts^d to the rlosi
uni'n of ehurch and state, -nch as
was preserved !n Sp^in. sncb as is
preferred in wru. o ber countries,
tbe r?al attitude of ittr American
government 'owarl tne church. He
assumes that if we s^pcrate thr
chnreh from the state It n-esns that
the state does not favor 'tu ehtireh
I h'H the ho-or to repre-ent this
countrr in ? trans^r ien of a btis!ne^T
charae'er with I XIII at the ?-itl
can. and there I r*4nt->d <>nt ?0 him
with all the emphasis posril-'e. that
?he 'i psrstlm of ehtirch and sta'e
was -in the interest 'f the church, and
fhst rn America be mold desetsd nnon
the >nsfatnin~ of the riabts of th?
cbt T'-h swd i*? ? nco-iracem- nt bv
everr letltimat' means on the per1
of tbe peonle wltho'tf it a-^umlng any
*rn< m mental fnn~*ion or hsvirc snv
stovernments' rlej>?. such as it hss -in
'tber cojn'rles.
Church Influence Essential.
"It eomen over isr every once in a
wh k when I am rharged with sr
compllshinc j me'hlnjr among a Pr>
pie. bow nbsottitelv e?.-ertlal It Is ftr?t
sv yhonld hare the laflnenre of the
The r|frrtm<-n In their talk had
referred to tcvrti edorav 'on and at
the* point Hi his reply Mr. Taft re
(Continued on Third Paiyet
Will Separate In Mediterranean to
Reassemble Later and Come
Home On Time.
(fly the Associated Press. ?
PORT SAID. Jan. 5.?The Itinerary
Iof tln> American battleship fleet un?
der Rear Admiral Sperry was chanc?
ed uii account of the visit to Messi?
I The battleship Coniiec'.lcut. the'
flagship of the n?et. the Vermont und
Minnesota left here et midnight to-:
night direct for .Naples.
Steaming at the rate of 14 knots .
an h nr. the Connecticut will arrive I
next Saturday. The ether two ves
?vl? will follow making the beat speed
;i ? y can.
1 pon arriving at Naples, Admiral
Sparry will confer with the authori?
ties : rid offer the services of the
-.easels at his command, loiter three'
vessels possibly may visit Ville
Four Will Visit Marseilles. I
The Oeorgla, the Nebraska, the:
New Jersey and the Rhode Island will'
proceed for Marseillea so so^n as th> y j
have coaled.
The Louisiana and the Virginia af?
ter coaling, will leave her?- for Ilelrut.
Syria, where they will remain about
one week. They will th. n join the
Missouri and the Ohio at Smyrna.
The Missouri and the Ohio will so
from her.-- to Athens, arriving shout
January 12. From Greece they will
go to Sa'onlka, European Turkey, ar?
riving January 19 and staying for two
da vs. j
The.se two vessels will then go to
Smyrna, when- they are due January
There they will meet the Louisiana
and the Virginia.
Three Shipa to Malta.
The Wisconsin, the Illinois and th"
Kearsarge after coaling, will pro?
ceed to S'alta. wh<re they will re?
main for four of five days.
They will then go to rtigelrs. !
The Kentucky, after a visit of two
days at Tripoli, will go to AlgPirs and
join the Wisconsin, the Illinois and ?
tae Kearsarge'.
They will n as.-*emble February fi.
at Gibraltar and *ai| Vr home on
scheduled time. i?,
I Thry are due at fUmptnn Roads
February 22. 1
No receptions to the officers of the
fleet will be held here
I Be Guests of Khedive. j
O ptain W. II. Potter, of the Ver-,
inont. together with a party of offi?
cers /rem the fourth division, win be i
received by the Khedivo at Ca'ro.
January 17. After the reception, the:
Americans will dine with the Khe?
I^ewis M. Id lings, th" American!
j consul general to Egypt visited Ad?
miral Sperry today and returned to,
Cairo this afternoon. Tin- Amerioan 1
scout crui.-.er Yankton left here this
morning for Mendna with medical
supplies and provisions on board fqr |
the ear'hq'iake stfferers. I
She carried alsD a number of doc-j
Orville Wright Departs for France?
Gives His Views Upon Aero?
plane Possibilities.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. Jan. r,.?Orvtlle1
Wright, the aeroplaaast, Accompanied
by his sister. Miss Katheiine Wright
sailed today for France, where he'
will join his brother Wl'bur.
"I do not believe the aeroplane will,
ever take the place of trains or j
steam-hip* for th" carrying of pa ;
rengers.'- ssid Mr. Wright just be?
fore sailing, ??my brjther snd I have
never flgrred on building passenger
car* Our idea has always been 'o.
get one ?ha; ?ill carry two or three
even, live passengers hut this has
been the liml' of our ?nde-ivor. I .'
believe ultimately the aeroplane may j
tie put io rpecial use in the carrying!
I of passengers, bu: rever In excess cf
15 or 2o persons
Fa:t Passenner Tram Runs Into Open
Sw ten??r oT.e and Four Cars
Are Ditched.
fRy Associated Presa)
HIVTOX. W. V\. Jan. .'. - Fs
passeng? r train No I, due here eerlv
today ar.i raaatag; 'hree hours bite,
ram in'o an ? ,??n - witch a' <*a|?erion.
JO mie, wes* of Hntou. killing Kngt
neer Thom?? filsa?da\ next to th-*
oldest engineer on the Cheraneske A
Ohl > Railroid *?><! Ftr-man Pet< r
Treat, residents of Huntington
Th. engine and fdkr cars were
Express M'-*<" tige^r W. 1.. Cren
shew ws* slighiv injured but noif
3f the passeng't, were . rs, :-\ In
W E Wsngb of Shethvville. Ky .
A. C. M of ? t-bert ?. lad . and
Paul Dean a n- gro. *wcrr cut and
TANUARY 0, 1909.
Upper Body Attends to Executive j
Busiress?House Afflicted Inj no?
table Absenteeism.
With a Large Majority Absent. House
Proceeds to Pass Several Bills?
Leaves of Absence With Pay Grant?
ed Panama Canal Employes?Du- j
cussion In Senate.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, I). c\. Jan. '..-The
business of tin Senate today consum?
ed less than an hour, nearly half of
which was devoted to the considera?
tion of matters In executive seralcn
of which a iarp" number were con?
A motion by Senator Con-, of Okla?
homa, tu print the luatiKtira! ad?
dresses and the proc'a.ma'ion of
ema<ici|ia-lion by President l.lnenln In
the Conare alcnal Reccrd In celebra
t on of the centennary <-f Lincoln's [
birth, brought Sen:-'or Balk?y, of Tex.
a ;, to his f(t?t with an objection to I
th? printing of the proclamation of |
Further dlscrsst. n was stopped b>
s reference of the entire ma'ter lo|
the committe on printing.
At uns p. m. the Senate ad?
No Quorum In House.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 5 ?
Transecting business without even
the semblance of a quorum, the
House of RepresonT.stives today pa.c3
ed several bills of a miscellaneous
character, tut of Httie gvtneral public
The only incident worthy of note
during the consideration of these
measures was a heated dlscusr.loo
over a bill to provide for the estab?
lishment of iw<> judicial divisions it
the District of Indiana.
Th. ? measure fail d of passage
thr ugh the refi.-.:al nf a majority to
order its third reading and Its lieing
subsequently laid upon the table.
No Conclusion Reached.
Over two hours were devotrd to j
consideration of the hilt providing for
th't erection of embassy and legation
buildings sbr nd without nary conclu?
sion being reached with repird to it.
Among the bills to successfully run
the gauntlet was cne providing for
the granting of leaves of absence with
P^y for "hirty days of employes on
th<> Panama canal injure 1 in line of
duty, and another authorizing tbe
Santee River Cypress Lumber Com?
pany tr> construct a bridge across the
SsnOee river. South Carolina.
At 5 o'clock 'he U.mse tdjourned
Allege That Castro's Political Ene?
mies Have Fared Badly In Vene?
zuelan Prisons.
(By Associated Press.!
NEW YORK. Jan 5.?Puller alleg
?d details of the release of more
than a score of Castro's political pris?
oner.-, their pitiable rondbion and
tab-s of the treatment the-v *re sa'd
to have r*c?dved in the ,1:1-011- of
Fit San Carlos, an i*l-?nd oft MaOB>
rieaibn. were I' ough' to isy by pay?
s'? ng'rs who arrived on the steamship
St.-Ma. :he ship that carried the pri.<
nrers from the fort to La Gtwiira.
The prisoner*, twi n y-seven In
numlKr. it is reported, srre men <f
the best fimili j in Venezuela. They
were all the- n-main of the pr.socc-rs
tb-i' had teen sent to the fort for
P ill teal riafo;. ( by Castro during hi
term cf pow r. so if is d> clawed
Msny Physically Disabled.
V-irv when the-, came aboard the
Rull* si Ma/arieail>o b Is sail, cnnl-i
not walk without aedstsnce.
The prisoners i Urged that they bad
U"-t> syst? maiksllr -?fsrved
The Snlia ? rasseng' m, i: ir. futth
?r alleged, were overwhelmed with
pity at 'ho pi'hrbt ~t the prisoners.
n*ttv of wh m rould no- w?Ik even a
few sf?r* without r?lrf i| limping.
Two. who rent ?? ? I - ?reble
reimpwnlons. eta the hip si*d they had
been rbitncd together for months to
?h" : tnu> po. t, and ;o r' e
*h?l ? hen-arlth-T wan'ed to mwe hts
fitten . leffs he gsie the other man
wamlna 'hey de?-t-rrd
Others. v claimed, the ef-sin
would rbx. to?? sore spot* where the
fe'ters bad bit Into th< flc-h
Pretideet Approves Relief Bid.
fphr tbe isw-MTi Press.)
PreniJ?-nt tht* eftrrTioon signed tb?
b.Tj rnseed by both Horse* of Con
arson yesterday appr-protfln? $*o?
nee for the relief <.f the Ralfen sal
Texas Congressman's BUI, If Success?
ful, Might Prove Entering Wedge.
tRy Associated Press.)
Sli ir,I the bill Introduced in the
House before the holiday aljourn
ir, m by Representative Shepherd, of
Texas, le ?nactcd Into law. It would
tend to show tha: Congress is be
coming conjclouj of the fact that ihe
va?t area of awamped ?"J overflowed
lands which an> situated mostly l"
the eastern i>er: of tlw> union must
he drained und the land reclaimed
In order to provide space for our
rapidly Increasing imputation.
There are many thousand.* miles
Of SUCh of land Incited In this coun?
try which rr.< Known as tlio Ever?
glades ef F'-rids and the Diitnnl
Swamp. While the- appr prtAtlOD
called for in thi? bill Is small. I' Is
probable that if results sre derived
from it. larger ones will he grunted.
The appropriation provided In th-'
bill, |15.000, Is to be used In survey?
ing > wanip and overflowed lands with.
j;> the Red S-ilphtir and Cypress live
valleys In Texas. It is al.eo ordered
ihnt the secretary of egrleultutw. de?
fine what ar?a Is capable of being
reclaim* d and prupare charts of the
Inntls aid plans of drainage and
tiKtlie a report with plans and sys
ti ins < f drainage.
Appointmerts of Midshipmen.
* (By Associated Press.)
WASHING TON, D. C , Jan. 5.?
President Roosevelt today made th<
following appointments to the naval
academy: Stepaen Elliott, a ron of
Captain Cherle* |> Elliott. <<r the
iirmy, retlredl: Gecrge M. Tlsdase, a
son of the late LKutenaal It. Tlsdsle,
of the navy, and Stewart H. WH*itnay,
non ?r Chief Ounner Frank H. Whit?
ney, of the navy.
Chicago Grain snd Provisions.
(Pv Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ILI?., Jan. 5.?Extensive
Belling by local longs canned th"
weakness In the wheat ma/ket here
i (I -. flrrtl quotations showing net
lofses of 7-H to 1 cent; corn, oats ami
provisions also elored wesk as a re
sub' of realizing sales.
Castro Recuperates Rapidly.
<Ry Associated Press).
BERLIN. Jan. 5.?$e?pjpr. Castro s
Condition was entirety aa*)sfaietory
throughout the day. Dr. I iracl raid
he Is astonished at the rapidity of his
patient's recovery from the effects or
the operation.
Battleship of 25,000 Tons Is Tenta?
tively Planned by Department
No Indication So Far That Such a
Vessel Will be Authorized by Con?
gress?Project Attracts Legislator?'
Oty Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jsn. 5.?
Ptens have be n outlined by the bu?
reau of construction of the navy for a
great battleship ff 25.000 tons d sign
ej to rnrr yelght 11-inch guns. No
Indicator has been given yet tha*
such a U-ittleship will be authorix-d.
but thai :here is In the mind? of offi?
cials of the depart seeut the nowlhlll
ty of asking for an apprcpr.ation for
a ship of larger typt th~rr> the Dread?
nought i?. attracting attention among
meniiters <.f r nen ss.
The speed of the new design of
baffbship v. ?? (I bo from 2''*? to ".'d'^
knots under trial conditions accord
ir.g to Admtrel Cspp?. chief construc?
Theas are four thins in course of
crr\??niet1 n rj th 20.00? ton ctsss
which are the large-1 ever anthar./ed
for the American navy.
Masrachusctts Congressman Favors
Eight at Cost Four Millions.
(Py Associated Press.)
construction if e';h' t"ibm?r1r.e tor
p !i a- . of he let si im;>r '. ? '!
type r. cost not more man four mil?
lion djallafl is provided for in a but
intndticid in the h?u-c trday by
I Repi? ?entative W>eks. of Msssaehii
Th ' Vessels Wht. h 2TO to b ?"?-.1
f r the <!? fni ? of the A'lsn'ic coa-t
and Gulf port*, are t? rs? enn-tructed
hy contract on the Atlantic rreet.
An appropriation of one niil'l"n dol
lars tnward i he building ?*f "he fonts
i5 prr.vldtd for in the MM.
Dr. Green Formally Declines.
IRv Asencated Presal
d-clil-t^cri e>f the bishofi c ' dtutor
sh.p of Virginia, to watch he bad
reeenMy l?-en elected at a special
council of the Kplsrora! church b?T*\
was tot's v announced I- R?*V Dr
Rerrymaa Oi 'en. proeeswor of the Fi?
gflsh R4hle at the F|ueeopal Theo+ogl
caj /em 1 nary of Vtrglaia. I
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Fair and decidedly colder
Wtdncaday and Thursday;
cold wave Wadnaaday, sxctpt
near the coaat; strong north
eait winds.
Prosecution Rigorously Cross Ex?
amines Alleged Accessory in the
Murder of Annis.
Defendant Is Questioned On Every
Point?Tells About "Dear Billy"
Letters?Declares He Pointed HI*
Revolver At No One But Robert??'
Displays No Nervous Symptoms.
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(By Associated Press.)
FLUSHING. N. Y.. Jan. 5.?Thorn
loa J. Hains today fnrvd the severeat
ordeal of his trial when, after con-,
eluding his direct examination, he
went under cross-examination. The
defendant wan questioned on every
point of hla etory which he bcpea
will e!?-nr hini of the charge of being
a principal with his brother. Captain
Peter C. Hains, Jr.. In the killing of
William K. Aunts. Mrs. Annis was
In court rgalu today.
Thornton fining pave every indica?
tion of confidence In himself today
when he resumed the witness stand.
His high-pitched voice was clear and
bo employed It with much drastic
skill In answering questfcns of coun?
sel. Other than to pasa hia hand
, over hla hair once In * while, Haina
- evidenced rto signs of nervousness.
"The only person I pointed my re?
volver at wan Mr. Roberts." said the
witness. "In fact, I never rtt Mr.
Funke or Mr. Andrews until I saw
them oa the float."
Halns testified with regard to the*
so crlied "Dear Billy" letter which
Mrs. Halns gave to him to malt a few
minuted after her confession. The
witness said Captain Haina was stand?
ing mar and snatched it from hia
hand and read iL The letter e/aav
addressed to William K. Annis.
Letters Brought Him Back.
"A few days before." said Halns.
? I was talkin?; with Captain Hains
and aefced him what brought him on
and he said some letters, a few of
which I read."
The defendant denied that he had
asked any of the club numbers on
the dock for Annis. This closed Nw
direet examination of Mr. Haina.
District Attorney D?nin undertook
11k; cross-examination hnd carried the
defendant over the main points of his
rtory in detail. Mr. Ruins said that
his brother in breaking into hia home
or the day or Mrs. Haina' confession
cpened the door with such violenoe
that h? broke a baby carriage bank
of the door.
Conversation With Brother.
The defendant stated that he had
a two hours' ronv< matior. with Cap?
tain Hains at Fort Hamilton the day
of the confesslon.x but other than,
fc me dircoruiec^ed utterances bo
could rot recall what was said by hu
Th? d f'ti'mt said that the morn?
ing folk wing the confession Captain
Hains slept late, an no, the defend
ant. had given bim an extra dona of
t- leering medicine, fearing he would
walte up early and go to the fort and
find Annis there. ?
"Why were you sfraid to have the
captain irret Annis?"
"H s brain war 3o shattered that I
did rr-t know what he might do. 1
was afraid he hight go insane. I did
not :'. ?r that he would hurt Annis."
Thomtrn Haina said he went wttB ?
Captain Ks.ins to the fort that darr
ar< I found Mrs. Hains King on n aoan
without much attire and evidently nsV
der the influence of liquor. ST
taid he h.I eren Mrs. Hains
the influence of l.qoor at her.
j in Winthrop. Ma*s.. and at
hr-td. The defender* said:
Ruined Her Home
"She was moaning. 'Oh.
kill me. I have ruined my
rti'greceri my children.' I told _the
general *o taxe Peter away and
a doctor."
' Did von serve th" divorce
en Mrs.'Halns thu nightT" asked *ha
dtrtrtct attorney.
?<;. st the fort.""
The witness said Ihn be told the
lawver tha: he thotght it waa bettor
to b-t Mr*. Haien get * divorce in
in ta
The defendant aid tnd*a that Ma
1 rot her did not mentloa Annis' name
while walking in Heraed fltaare,
wher? h? .raw a m?u ?f Aanfa* SB>
pearanco wa'k acrors the street. ?s?
? New UflM On Rs'stkm.
N?w i.rliis were thrown on the re
ls.Mo-.blp ~f William K. Ana? ?nd
m Claudia Hains when the defend;
ant under crom-exanilnatlon. declared
tK?t several years ago la Marble
h* ?d M'*?. he berame aware tha*
Annis and Mrs. Heins had stopped at
the awn? he?:*!.
Questioned ty Jostles Crane.
Thornton Hairs eshi he ant at saashe
of he r-lstiona hat?
trad Anna ta

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