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rjjAKGLEDTO DEATH
RRIBLE FATE OF A CONFID
,NQ YOUNG WIFE.
L . 0.nd.rch.t "
.M.d w For-
rid th
Body aod Tneo Failed a
0T,r tb Ureve.
HE AUTOPSY UP-
L tC"' I Martha Rech,
f if I I n 11 n rl tnnrdorod
near May's Land
ing, N. J., tho other
day, the remains
being dug up in the
woods, showed that
death was caused
by strangulation.
An examination re-
the fact that two handkerchiefs
re used in accomplishing the deed.
,e first was so tightly drawn around
fhrnat and knotted as to compress
thrnat into one-half its normal size.
lother handkerchief was then tightly
itened over the first one. No other
irks of Tlolence were discovered.
prosecutor Perry is making every ef-
:t to arrest the husband, John llecb.
ia is accused of the murder, and the
liee of all nearby cities have been
itiflpd. The prosecutor believes that
l9 motive for the deed is fully estab-
,hpd and fastened onto the husband
V the fact of Mrs. Rech having made
will in which she left ail or ner pos-
Lslons to their child, making her hus-
id trustee and also giving to the lat-
ir a full power of attorney to enable
la to control the estate.
Mrs. Rech was the daughter of Prof.
'II f0
JOHN RECH.
paver, a wealthy physician, of Phila
delphia. When Bertha was in her teens
jer mother died, and when her father
taarried the girl left home. Soon af-
r this Uertha met Rech and became
kfatuated with him. Prof. Weaver ob-
-ted to the girl's associations with
cch and used every means to stop the
kartship. She married Rech, however.
he father died leaving an estate of a
If million dollars and cut off Bertha
his will. The daughter emoloved
tunsel and Droceedlnzs were started
J contest the will, but a compromise
fas effected and a sum, in trust, was
titled upon the girl. This was done,
Is said, to prevent her husband from
ptting control of the money. It is re-
rted that $60,000 of Mrs. Rech's por-
oq of her father's estate would in a
in months revert to her uncondition
ally. The murder has aroused the en-
re community.
The last seen of Mrs. Rech was when
e purchased groceries in May's Land
g. The next day some neighbors In-
pred of Rech where his wife was and
e replied that she had gone out for a
plk. Her disappearance was not gen
hlly known until a week later when
lech loaded a crate of poultry onto his
pgon, and with his child came to the
!pty, since which time he has not been
pen.
When Rech drove away without his
rife. who usually accompanied him,
nd who had not beea seen for a week,
Jamuel Jones, a neighbor of Rech's in
ptellviiie, became suspicious and
j!wd upon the opportunity to Investi
gate. Jones then recalled the fact that
J short time ago Mrs. Rech was shot
)J her husband, the husband claiming
pat It was accidental. He was gun-
J'ng for 'possum in thn rhlfkn rnnn
w had said, and when he fired the
o struck the woman. Foul nlav
suspected, but nothing was ever
While on his way back to th Rech
pise Jones stnmhlp.i arnaa a mH
earth near a Dlne tree- wh,ch
aa been recently cut down in th nelrt.
gtening to Sheriff Johnson, Jones
P'a him hia suspicions, and the sheriff,
pmtjr Clerk Lew and others quickly
to the spot and began to open the
Two feet below the surface the body
'""Keen was found. It was taken
house to await thA nrrlvnl nf h
oroner and the nrospmtnr vhn h
proncr arrived he examined the body.
COarsfl earl, ., . .
wa.v : w over me neaa ana
kt i? t0 tbe Wa,8t belng t,ed t0 Pre-
l. f " llpp,ng down and revealing
CU i Another ck was drawn
W w!eet and met tD other gar
jBe" at the feet.
WliWCTn waa murdred without a
fed k I r ha,r wa neat,y don "P.
EsT"inrbd' 8how8 there was no
jht V. handkerchlef with which
JJ " 8tran8led was one similar to
Jer huVbad0 be ln th p088e88,on of
ned'Sm,natl011 0f th9 ch,ps from tne
flth .1 bow the tree wa cut down
fh f vhat had a dent n the blade.
ou! tk l dent wa" f05ind ,a the
Wi .v dent ,n the ax fitted the
Ster i? Ch,ps- The tree wa8 fe,lcd
WfoMi Pave waa fllljd in- " was
ioni! ?.intendd that the branches
W ill , the rave- The man who
lu "ee mlacalculatod, and
the top of the tree only hari r.v.
the grave, and as the tre fell on ons
Bide, instead of directly oa top of the
grave, it was easily found.
Hundreds of persons visited the Rech
home and Inspected the grave. At last
accounts the murderer had not been
captured.
TWO FIENDISH HUSBANDS.
Wracked th Trln to Gat Bid of Their
V1 tad Gt Uimicii.
Warren Crlsswell, a white man, of
Macon, Ga., has voluntarily and pub
licly confessed to having removed the
rail on the Southern railway that
caused the wrecking of two trains,
killing three people and Injuring fif
teen, on the night of Feb. 29. Crlss
well claims to have played his part in
the tragedy under the persuasion of a
shotgun In the hands of Odom Shaw,
also white, whose wife was on the
train, and whom Shaw wanted to get
rid of. and at the same time get dam
ages from the railroad for killing her.
The confession was made at a prelimin
ary hearing for train-wrocklng. Shaw
was present as a witness, but was ar
rested after Crlsswells confession.
Shaw's father was also arrested,
charged with being an accomplice.
Crlsswell says he and Shaw were two
miles from the railroad when they
heard the train crash through tho tres
tle, and Shaw exclaimed:
"Damn her, she has gone to hell and
she deserves it for trying to swear my
life away."
Shaw had reference to his wife, who
had sworn against him pome time ago,
when he was on trial for whltecopplng.
As Crisswell's wife was also on the
train that part of the confession which
says Shaw forced him at the point of a
gun to remove the rail is not believed,
and the prosecution claims to have evi
dence that will show that both men en
tered Into a plot to kill their wives and
get pay for them.
Both men were arrested two weeks
ago, but as sufficient evidence could
not be procured against them they were
discharged. A few days ago Shaw com
promised with the railroad for Injuries
to his wife for J500. The w ives of both
men were seriously injured in the
wreck, and since their release at the
first trial both have been anxious to
effect a speedy compromise with th
railroad.
HOBART'S BRIDE.
A San Francisco Iiell Who U to Wed
Spoiled Darling.
Miss Hannah Neil Williams is the
young lady who is soon to wed young
Walter liobart, the spoiled darling of
San Francisco's swell set. Mr. Hobart
Is a splendid fellow, indeed popular
with all sorts of people in the metrop
olis of the coast. He Is a great coach,
a fine sportsman and a notable figure
in San Francisco. The match is said
to be a case of love at first eight. Mr.
Hobart was presented to Miss Williams
by an army officer. Since then he has
pressed his suit with a determination
that not only drove all his rivals away,
but won that young lady herself. Mr.
Hobart Is worth several millions.
Miss Williams Is the younger of two
sisters who made their debut in the
winter of last year. She is quite tall,
queenly and graceful, with good style
and a faultless carriage. She has light
brown hair, blue eyes and a complexion
that is without a fleck. Early ln her
career Miss Williams showed a marked
Individuality ln the matter of dress.
She has a decided preference for
marked gowns, and almost invariably
wears them. Her shining hair is part
ed in the middle and brushed back
smoothly. She wears a ribbon ln It,
usually white, like the f Roods of Scot
tish maidens. She likes the American
beauty rose. She and her sister Juliet
live with their grandpatents, Mr. and
Mrs. Neil, in San Rafael, a pretty su
burb of San Francisco, across the bay.
Brigadier General Forsythe is their
uncle. The family is an old colonial
one. Miss Williams' father is a pay
HANNAH NEIL WILLIAMS,
master in the navy stationed at New
London.
Left Church to Bob Hen Roott.
For weeks Rev. S. J. Winegar, of Ini
manuel Baptist church of Iowa City,
Iowa has been losing fancy chickens,
of which he is quite an extensive raiser.
George Trask and his son Fred were
under suspicion, but when Mr. Winegar
saw the former In his congregation at
prayer meeting the other night hl
doubts were somewhat dispelled. They
returned with redoubled force when,
in the middle of the service, Trask
crept prayerfully out of the church.
The clergyman knew what this meant
and at the close of the meeting hastened
after only to find the greater part of
his choicest fowls already missing. The
Trasks were arrested and bound over
to await the action of the grand Jury ob
a charge of larceny.
for DeW""10
Two young women were arrested at
DayToV Ohio, for spending the night
in a Baptist church with two young
men The latter are badly wanted, but
can't be found.
jacket waist. aca'
son.
Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Saturday, May 2, 1896.
No 146.
BASEBALL GOSSIP.
80 ME DOINGS ON AND OFF
THE DIAMOND.
Ume, J. Collin, or tho Iiottoa Club Ooo
of tho Cleverest of the Find, of Re
cent Veer, The Ilord of Arbitration
Difficulty.
Hpl AME3 J COL-
Hns, of the Boston
team, of the Na
tional league and
American associa
tion, was during the
season of 1895, a
"find" that was
everywhere lauded
to the skies after
h e accidentally
bloomed out as a
third baseman, having been tried in
the outfield without making much of a
sensation. He was born Jan. 6, 1873,
at Buffalo, N. Y., and received his edu
cation ln St. Joseph's college at his
native place. It wa3 while a student
there that he first became interested
In the national game. He played on
several teams while attending college.
On leaving the Institute he Joined the
North Buffalo club, of the local city
league, and remained with it until he
accepted his first professional engage
ment In 1893, with the Buffalo team, of
the Eastern league, under the manage
ment of John C. Chapman, taking part
that year in seventy-six championship
contests, ln seventy-one of which he
filled the position of short stop, and
in the latter he did fairly well, even
better than was expected of him. He
remained with the Bisons throughout
the season of 1894, taking part that
on the afternoon of Sept. 3. at Wash
ington. In the Louisville-Cincinnati
game, Aug. 3, at Louisville, he made
four safe hits, including a triple bag
ger. He took part last season In one
hundred and four championship con
tests, seventy-five of which were
played at third base, and he ranked
second in the latter position according
to the official averages of the major
league. Shrewd observers of the game
contend that Collins is a natural born
ball player, and that he will fill the
place of ex-Captain Nash at third base
on the Boston team during the coming
season ln a satisfactory manner.
Some of the minor league officials
have objected to the National Board of
AfLTtfauon berhg ma'de up'of persons
connected with clubs of the National
league and American association. They
argue that the members of tbe board
should be selected from persons who
are not in any way connected with the
national game financially, while at the
same time they should be thoroughly
conversant with its affairs. There are
a number of prominent gentlemen,
whom one could mention, whose
names are too well known through
their attention to the national
game to need any lengthy explanation
about them, and against wnom no
possible objection could be made by
either the major or minor leagues if
the National Board of Arbitration was
selected from among them.
The N. Y. Mercury, of March 25, in
speaking about the recent game at
Rockford, 111., says: "During the sea
son of 18C9 the Forest Cltys, among
other clubs, vanquished the famous
Cincinnati Red Stockings, who were
on a triumphal tour of the country."
Had the writer of the article consulted
the records he would have seen that
they did nothing of the kind. The
JAMES J. COLLIN3.
year in one hundred and twenty-five
championship games, all of which were
played ln the outfield, standing h gh
both as a fielder and batsman, ranking
eighteenth in the latter position In
a fie'd of one hundred and twenty-four
men.' During that fall his release was
purchased by tbe Boston club, of the
major league. When the champion
ship season of 1895 began Collins was
played in right field on the Boston
team, and Jlmmle Bannon was sent
to the bench. Collins, however, did
not come up to the standard as a bats
man and before the season was far
advanced he was replaced by Bannon.
Shortly afterwards the Louisville club,
whose team was badly crippled, began
negotiations for Collins' release This
was granted with a proviso, which was
that the amount paid by tho Louis
vines was to be returned at a certain
time by Boston if It wanted Collins.
It was not long before the Boston offi
cials realized what a blunder they had
made when they allowed him to slip
through their fingers without glv ng
him a fair trial. After Joining the
Loulsvllles Collins played in the out
Jeid until May 31. at Baltimore, when
Preston who was covering thiM base
and made four errors, was k-.ued to
center field and Collins was sent to
third base. But on the following day
Collins took up his position in the out
field and remained there until June
13 at Philadelphia, when he was placed
at' third base for the three games of
that series. On June 15 at Brooklyn
Collins began the game in right field
and Kemmer at third base, but at the
beginning of the fourth inning Kem
mer was ent t0 the beDch' C0Uln' WM
shifted to third base, and McCreery
took Kemmer's place, going to right
iMd Thereafter, with possibly sev
iral 'exceptions, notably two games at
Washington on Sept. 3. when he played
second base, Collins was retained at
third base until he was obliged to leave
the team on Sept 12, at Louisville.
On that day he made his last game
with the Loulsvllles a memorable one
by making several sensational plays
off apparently safe hits, having, all
told six assists and one put out at
third base. Among some cf his note
worthy fielding performances during
last season might be mentioned the
accepting of all of sixteen chances at
,econd base lo the two games played
Cincinnati Red Stockings did not lose
a game that year. During that season
they defeated the Forest Citys, of
Rockford, four times, flm by 32 to 13,
July 10, at Rockford, 111.; second game
by 15 to 14, July 24, at Cincinnati, O.;
third game by 53 to 32, July 31, at Chi
cago, 111.; and the fourth game by
28 to 7, Aug. 2, at Rockford, 111.
Corcoran, of the Brooklyn club, has
refused to sign for the coming season,
because, as It Is stated, he was fined
last year, and he wants that fine re
mitted. President Byrne takes a philo
sophical view of the matter, and says:
"If Corcoran desires a year's vacation
he Is at liberty to take it, but the
Brooklyns will not 6top playing on his
account" T. E. C.
lieiebell Note.
Buffalo's leading organization Is
named after the city. It is noted for Its
congeniality and camaraderie. Satur
day night all of the men meet there
for a light supper and a Jolly time can
always be counted on.
The Detroit club is one of the most
popular ones ln that city. It has a
taste for high class paintings and every
year a loan exhibition is given. Then
the most admired painting is either
bought by the members or given to the
club by some wealthy and generous
member.
Terkln And Ladr Inea.
"Soup" Perkins did a piece of fine
drawing on Lady Inez ln the Tennessee
Oaks recently that put the late Isaac
LADY INEZ.
Murphy's best effort ln that lino ln the
shade. He pulled the crack filly back
to Helen Mar in the stretch and let her
win by a short nose ln the laat Jump.
KEELER, THE BANDIT.
DEATH OF HIS BROTHER RE
CALLS HIS DARING DEEDS.
Bo Had Money to Ham Hat Gave Wealth
No Thooght Kind to Women Finally,
Like Alt Outlaw, He Died . wlt-h
Boots On.
OS? N THE SUMMER
of 1873 Jack and
BUI Keeler, two
honest and brave
young men, re-
moved from Sag
Harhnr T. T tft
smith Arlznna.
U They became cow-
boys and worked
"S 4.tk Than V,
not been in Ari
eona long before a quarrel ensued and
the boys separated, Jack going to Yuma
and Bill remaining near Tucson. The
former made the acquaintance of two
noted highwaymen, who, by their thrill
ing stories, converted Jack Into a rob
ber. Bill heard of the change of life
his brother had assumed, and was
much grieved. He was hurt so much
by the stories in circulation that he
offered to give Jack all the cattle and
farm if he would give up his new life
and return home. But Jack loved the
life of a bandit and would not listen
to his brother's pleadings. However
strange it may seem, BUI, at the age
of 30 years, also became a highwayman
and achieved world renown as "the lone
bandit." All of this is recalled by the
BILL KEELER.
recent death of Jack Keeler in the
Harqua Hala mountains, in Wyoming.
It was in the days of the opening
of the Tombstone mines that Jack be
gan his career as a desperado. He as
sisted two highwaymen to escape from
the Jail at Yuma, and within the next
10 days a series of stage robberies were
reported. The "hold-ups" were some
times a week apart, but ln each of
them there were always two or three
masked men who did the business.
There was strong suspicion that Keeler
and his associates were the robbers.
They got together ln a year something
like $15,000 from men on the way to
the mines, and committed several mur
ders ln connection with the robberies.
Three years later Jack Keeler and an
associate were shot while holding up
the Wells-Fargo stage one night near
Maricopa. While the associate was left
dying, Jack and two others managed
to get away to the mountains and secrete
themselves from their pursuers. Jack
lay in a hovel in a mountain canon
between life and death for weeks and
when the United States marshal and
his deputies came that way he gladly
surrendered. When he had so far re
covered from his wounds in his neck
and shoulder as to stand trial, he was
sent to prison for 30 years. He told
where several thousand dollars of the
stolen money had been hidden, and
made as full retribution as possible.
Jack Keeler served about 17 years in
prison, and was the model prisoner.
When he was pardoned he went imme
diately out to the mountains, resolved
to live a secluded life. He was found
stiff and cold ln bed by a party of hun
ters, and had evidently been dead for
several days.
Bill Keeler, a handsome specimen of
manhood, an excellent horseman and a
dead shot, was cheated out of his cattle
and property, which was the cause for
the change in his life. He was the
most famous bandit ever known in Ari
zona. People in the southern part of Ari
zona will never get through talking
about BUI Keeler's manner of stage
robbing. Indeed, It may be said that
he reflected credit upon his profession.
His robberies were perpetrated in the
most approved manner, and with little
or no danger to his victims, beyond the
loss of their valuables. He was the
first man in Arizona who ever robbed
a stage coach alone, and in this par
ticular he surpassed even the daring of
two men who "held up" the train on
the Southern Pacific a few weeks ago.
Keeler never had an assistant in any
of his robberies, and, so far as knorvn,
never made a confidant of but one man,
and this man finally betrayed him to
the posse of law officers by whom he
was killed.
About 1880 Keeler robbed a train con
taining seven passengers, all of whom
were prepared for him. They knew of
him, and had started out from Tuscon
thoroughly armed. Keeler, no doubt,
heard of It through his confidant, who
was one of the hands at the stable
where he himself had worked ln for
mer days, and he determined to give
these men an opportunity to defend
themselves. He posted himself out on
the road about 20 miles from Tuscon,
and about 11 o'clock he saw the coach
eomlng. He was Just over the brow
of the hill, and could not be seen by
the driver or passengers. He sat on his
horse, leveled his rifle, and as they
came over the hill they saw both rider
and gun, and they knew at once who
it was and what it meant He com
manded them not to more a hand, and
J they obeyed. Tbir revolvers hung un
used at their sides, and their rifles lay
Idle in the bottom of tbe coach. They
knew it was death to somebody the mo
ment a move was made, and they sat
transfixed with fear. He commanded
them to get out one by one, lay down
their arms and divest themselves of all
their money and valuables.. This they
did, piling about $12,000 worth of
treasure up in a heap before them.
They were then told to go back in
the coach and drive on, BUI Keeler tak
ing possession of everything that had
been left behind. This story sounds in
credible, but some of those who were
in tbe coach at the time still live in
this country, and they verify it to the
letter.
BUI Keeler never cared for money, al
though he had "barrels" of It. The peo
ple in the territory at that time were
making money "hand over fist," and
little attention was given the robberies.
Finally they became too numerous and
a reward of $5,000 was offered for the
capture of "the Lone Bandit" dead or
alive. Keeler was located at a Mexican
sheep herder's abode. The owned was
taken out and hanged to a tree until
he told where Keeler was hiding. Un
der the Mexican's guidance the sheriff
and his posse were piloted nine miles
Into a heavy chapparal ln a canyon.
Vejar said he had always gone to a
certain tree there, when he had food
or news for Keeler, and had waited
there until the bandit came riding up,
pistol or rifle in hand, so as to be pre
pared for any pursuers.
The sheriff and his men concealed
themselves behind brush and trees for
several hours, when Keeler came rid
ing up with a revolver flashing in his
hand and a Winchester across the pom
mel of his saddle. "As Keeler came
through the trees that morning," said
the sheriff long after, "be was the
finest looking man I have ever seen
a-horseback. He seemed for all the
world like one of the ancient gods on
a horse." But the sheriff did not let
the picture that Keeler made get the
best of him. In a second he called
"Fire!" and seven rifles sent lead
through the highwayman's chest The
latter never spoke, but threw up his
hands and pistol and dropped back on
his horse dead.
The body of Keeler was taken to Ben
son, and was braced up against a mud
house, while a photograph was taken
of the corpse. The pictures were in
great demand all over the territory for
a year or so. They are still to be seen
in many a miner's cabin or ranchman's
home.
A GIRL WITH NERVE.
Looked Calmly oa While the Surgeon
Cat Off Uer Arm.
Physicians at Bellevue hospital, New
York, were the other day treated to an
exhibition of female courage such as
they do not often witness. Mary Ann
Farrell, employed in a laundry, got her
left arm caught ln some machinery.
The arm was terribly crushed, but the
girl maintained her presence of mind
and told the other employes to call an
ambulance. This was done and she
was taken to the hospital named, be
ing still conscious, though weak from
loss of blood. On being told that am
putation was necessary she said:
"Do it as quick as you can, and then
give me something to put me to sleep.
The pain is awful."
The doctors wanted to give her an
anaesthetic, but she refr .ed, saying
she was not afraid of tb' operation.
After a great deal A coaxing and
persuasion on the pr rt of the physi
cians the woman all -wed them to give
her a small quantity of the anaesthetic,
but not enough to mako her uncon
scious. When the flesh of the arm above
the elbow was cut the patient submit
ted without a murmur. When the saw
was used on the bone the patient gave
a slight scream, but other than that she
made no sign of pain. The arm was
A TRAMP'S HARDLUCK.
1
MARY ANN FARRELL.
amputated several inches above the el
bow and the wound on the scalp was
sewed up, the patient all the time be
ing conscious of what was being done.
A few minutes after the operation she
was placed on a cot, where she fell
asleep. The girl Is doing well and will
soon be able to move about, although
the shock consequent upon the accident
and the operation has shaken her ter
ribly.
Iloree Die from Chewing Tobacro.
On order of the city officials Dr. C.
Lake, city veterinary surgeon of Ports
mouth, Ohio, examined the body of a
fire department horse, which died of a
mysterious disease. He found that the
horse departed this life from chewing
too much tobacco. The animal con
sumed three or fcur large cakes of the
weed dally. Its liver was shrunken to
the size of a baseball. Other horses ln
the department eat tobacco, and an
order was promptly Issued forbidding
any one to give It to them.
The fruit derived from labor Is the
sweetest of all pleasures. Vauvenar-gues.
"OUND $50,000 IN GOLD COIN)
BY THE RAILROAD TRACK.
fiat the Detective la Tracing- Traia
Robbery Soon Located Him and Ifow
Be la la Jail Money Wa Spent Very
Bapldly.
rrjj HE tramp Harms.
or Carl Herrmann,
which appe&rs to
be his real name,
who found $50,000
ln gold coin beside
the railroad track
near Sacramento.
Cal., fifteen months
ago, and spent $40,
000 of it ln Saa
Francisco in about
a year, has been held in $3,000 ball to
stand trial iu the Superior court at
Sacramento for grand larceny. Al
though Harms spent his money In a
most lavish manner, giving large
amounts to friends and setting up sev
eral men ln business, none of hi bene
ficiaries came to his assistance to res
cue him, and Harms is now confined in
a cell ln the state prison. He took his
desertion by his fair-weather friends
philosophically, merely remarking that
it was the way of the world.
Harms, It may be remembered, was
tramping over the railroad ties toward
Sacramento in November, ' 1894, and
camped over night in a piece of woods
a few miles outside of Sacramento.
That night a train was robbed, and
$60,000 in gold coin was taken from the
Wells-Fargo express car. The robbers
burled $50,000 of their plunder near the
JOHN HARMS,
track and the next morning Harms
found it He reburied part of it and
carried the rest to Sacramento. Then
he went to San Francisco and lived
high. When, after fifteen months, de
tectives discovered him as the finder of
the train robbers' plunder, all but
$9,000 of the money was gone,
i Harms was brought up in court at
Sacramento charged under the law
which makes it a felony to appropriate
money known or believed to be stolen
without making any attempt to find
the owner. A notable feature of hla
examination was the bringing from
state prison of one of the bandits who
robbed the train, the only one remain
ing alive. This was the well-known
train robber, Jack Brady, who is now
sorving a sentence of imprisonment for
life. Brady told how he and his ac
complices robbed the train and then
burled the treasure, and how they re
turned later, but found it not, and he
(described their feeling thereat He told
lot finding a tramps' camp near the
place, which went to connect Harms
with the finding of the money.
I But Harms admits frankly that he
found the money, and when the Wells
Fargo detectives arrested him he
promptly turned over all that remained
jot It; at least he said that the $9,000 he
Iturned over was all that he had left
This the detectives doubt and it is la
an effort to recover more of the money
that Harms is being prosecuted. They
think be has stored away a goodly sum
somewhere. Harms declares he turned
!over every cent he hadn't spent
Harms' lawyer is confident that any
Jury will acquit him after taking into
'consideration human weakness, and
the tremendous temptation which con
fronted Harms when he found the
money. Harms denies that he knew of
the train robbery, or that he had any
reason to think that the money he
.found was other than one of the very
many burled treasures alleged to be
thickly sown all over the Pacific coast
His counsel says the fact that because
of Its many extraordinary features the
lease Is exciting great Interest. It isn't
every day, even In the Golden State,
that a poor man finds $50,000.
Fat Woman ttreaka Tp a Dome.
A fat woman museum freak was the
co-respondent In a divorce suit heard in
Pittsburg the other day. She is Mi33
Delia Beck and has been on exhibi
tion ln local curio halls. Mrs. Rebecca
S. Rogers was the plaintiff and
Nathaaiel Rogers the defendant Mrs.
Rogers claimed her husband brought
the fat woman home. There was no
chair in the house large enough to
accommodate her, so she sat on the
bed. The latter broke down. Mrs.
Rogers viewed the wrecked furniture
and ordered the fat woman from the
house. Then she says her husband
knocked her down. The divorce suit
resulted.
wallowed Tin 40 Tear Ago.
James Morris, a convict in the Colum
bus, Ohio, penitentiary, is seriously til
from the effects of a pin swallowed
some forty years ago. The pin recent
ly came out of his breast, but no im
provement followed.
Hungary is about to celebrate it
thousandth birthday by six month
of festivity.

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