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THE MARION DAILY MIRR( )R PAGE!
VOLUME XIX NUMBER 125,
MARION, OHIoi SATURDAY, JAUARY 14, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS
UP WELL UNDER
DIG MONEY UP
MURDER OE SON
NURSE ON STAND
x5Irv "tr) &
The Fierce Light of Uncle
Barn's Men Who Investi
gate and Number People.
OVER EIGHTEEN THOUSAND
Mrs. Melber Makes Sordid
Confession After Severe
Gruelling by Police.
At The Toumamont to be
Held at Spokane About
Mysterious Woman From a
Pittsburg Agency Was
States Star Witness.
Found And Some No Doubt
Missed Brings Round
Figures Well up in the Nine
teen Thousand Mark with
Some Others Hanging on Uio Suburbs
And In Uio Vicinage Mnrlon Pichs
iiiB Mansfield Pretty Closely Anil
TO Ashtabula by Ies9 Than One
Hundred Somo People Will Ilo
l)lsnpiK)lnlcl Hut' They Must Pick
Their Flints mid Try Again.
Dy United Press ti'lro. .
Washington, Jan. 14. Tho census
office this afternoon announced tin
following results of tho 1910 enum
eration: Ohio Alliance, 1G.083; Ashtnbuln,
18,266: Hollofontulnc, 8,236; Hucyrus,
J8.122; Ghllllcothc, 14.C08; Delaware,
8. 076; Dcllunco, 7,327; Flndlay, 14,
808; Fremont, 9,939; Ashland, 6,
79G; Athens, C.463; narberton, 9,410;
Bcllnlre, 12,946; Bollcvuc, 5,209;
Howling Green, C.222; Canal Dover,
6,621; Clrclcvllle, 6,744; Conncaut,
H,3 13 ; Coshocton, 9,603; Delphos, R,
038; East Cloveland, 9,179; East Llv.
crpool, 24,387; Elyrla, 14,825; Fos
torla, 9.597; Gallon, 7,214; anlltpolls,
G.560; areenvlllc, 6,237; Jackson, 5,
468; Kenton, 7,185; Lukcwood, 15,
181; Lancaster, 13,093; Madlsonvlllc,
5,193; Mansfield, 20,768; Mnrlctta,
12,923; Marlon, 18,232; Martins iFerry
,133; Masslllon, 13,879; Mount Ver
non, 9,087; Nolsonvllle, 6,082; New
Philadelphia, 8,542; Nowburg, 5,
813; Nllcs, 8,361; Norwalk, 7,858.
-Norwood, 16,185; Palncsvlllc, 5,501;
Vlqun, 13,388; Portsmouth 23,481;
Ravenna, 5,310; St. Marys, 5,732;
Salem, 8,943; Sidney, 6,607; Steubcn
Yllte, 22,391; Tiffin. 11,894; Troy, 6.
739; Van Wert, 7,157; Wapakonota.
C.349; Warren, 11,081; Washington
CourV House. 7,'277;'"Wellsvlllc, '7',-'
769; Woostor, 6,136; Xonla, 8,706,
TcnncMo Morrlatown, town,
m ARE AT THE
Says an Eminent Military
Expert Standing Army
And Militia Should be
By Unttetl Pros Wire.
Washington, Jan. 14. A critical
estimate of tho present state of tho
national defoiiflo of tho United States
was presented to tho houso today, In
tho courso of tho dcb.ito on the army
appropriation bill by Representative.
Jmmcs McLaohlau, Republican, Cali
fornia, author of tlio famous 'McLach
lan resolution that elicited tho -widely
discussion "confidential" roport
front tho secretary of war.
MbLaJchlan, who Is ono of tho mom
be rs of tho houso closest to tho mili
tary affairs of tho nation presented
a criticism of our army wrltton for
tho United Press by Frederick Loulso
Huldokopcr, an International military
export. It sot forth that tho country
Is practically defenseless, and would
be at tho mercy of Germany, Japan or
any first clnsA military 'power that
-might attempt to Invade our shores.
Tho -JlUldokopor erlslclsm declar
ed, us tho advocates of an Increased
national defense liavo contended
throughout 'tho rdcont agitation, that
tho army should bo lncroascd from
.126,0.0'0 to 150,000, with a reservo of
.250.0QO, This could 'bo done, tho ox
port assorted, for vory llttlo moro
money than tho present nrmy ex
penditures, if tho proper lawa wcro
It wus generally declared on tho
floor of tho houso that tho state
ment presented by Itopresantutlvo Mc
I.nehlun contained Information similar
to somo of that Included In tho con
fidential report sent to tho houso by
tho socrotury of war. In roply to
the, resolution by Roprcsontatlvo Mo
I-iPachlan demanding Information as
to' tho natlonul defense.
Setback for iTiipnn.
London, Jan. 14. A. diplomatic set
back for Japan is tho vlow generally
taken horo of tho tariff concessions
offorod England by Japan, which aro
now being mudo tho bus's of a spcclul
commercial troaty, Unlit within tho
last fow days Japan had refused to
troat with England regarding a re
newal or tholr commercial troaty,
which cxplros on July 1, on which
dato tho now Japanese tariff goes Into
affect. Epgllsh merchants brought
tremendous pressuro to bear to havo
Japan Tccodo from hor stand of heav
ily Increasing tho duty on 'practical
ly all linos of goods that England Im
ports into Japan. Japan held out on
tho grPln,d that England's free trndo
policy shut hpr. put of a consideration
oni. an, equal basis with Franco and
Germany, U is now said that Japun
has yielded on" most of tho material
;.' ffXEsa st & t cf j ion
Davis ElkltiH Is a unique llgurc In
tho hnlls of tho United StntcH sennto
today. Ho was appointed to fill tho
vacancy caused by his father's death,
Senator Stephen H. I'lklns of West
Virginia. Senator Davis Elklns .Is tho
"buby" of tho senate Ills term will
expire starch 4, or for forty-two days
ho will bo a United States senator.
The Sierras And a . Dozen
Trains Snowed Up.
Hy United Prr-ss Wire.
San Francisco, Jan. 14. Officials
of tho Transcontinental railroads
havo announced that they oxpected
beforo night to lift tho blockndo of
trains resulting from tho flcrco bliz
zard which hus been raging In thu
Sforrns for twenty-four hours.
A dozen trains on tho Southern,
Union Pacific nnd Western Pacific
railroads aro stalled by tho lmmcnso
snowdrifts In tho mountains and tho
largest rotary plows havo thus far
been unablo to movo them. Trains duo
here yesterday afternoon aro still held
In Nevada beyond tho mountains with
no Immcdluto prospects of moving
Conditions aro oven worso" along
tho Transcontinental lines in tho
north tho Groat Northorn nnd North
ern Pacific. Great Northern pnsson
gcr train No. 3 nnd fast mall No. 2
have both been stalled by tho blizzard
since Monday near Fielding, Montana.
Fears aro felt for tho safety of tho
crow and passengers numbering moro
than forty persons, as neither train
carried adlnor. No word has como
from either train slnco a telegram
was pushed through to Spokane, Mon
day morning, saying there was no im
mediate prospect of releasing tho
train. At that tlmo thero had been
no suffering among tho ipassengcrs.
Hugo relief gangs in churgo of tho
largest rotary snow plows aro endeav
oring to reach tho trains but have
mado llttlo headway Ho far.
By Judge Blair Likely to
Turn up More Corruption.
1800 Indicted Already.
ny United Press Wlro.
West Union. O., Jan. 14. Prlvato
detectives employed by Special Judgo
A. 'A. Hlnlr and tho Adams county
prosecutor, will attempt to uncover
further ovldcnco In tho voto selling
probo between now and Januury 23,
when tho grand Jury will resumo Its
work. Judgo Hlalr loft hist night for
Portsmouth, his homo, nftor dismiss
ing tho grand Jury for a recess.
Whllo court Is not In session tho In
dictments, numboring moro than 1,
800, returned since tho beginning of
tho election probe, nearly n month
ago, aro roposlng In tho vault of tho
First Natlonul bunk. Tho only vls
Iblo record of tho court proceedings
aro on slips of puipor In tho offlco of
Clork O. G. Clormait, Thcso simply
show lines Imposed and paid, and do
not numo offenses tor which tho lines
woro Imposed. There aro no entries
of tho voto soiling lndlctmonts In tho
It Is believed tho detectives aro (it
work n townships whero It la known
money was spent last olcctlon, but In
which only a fow havo confossod to
having reuolvod money for tholr
Caught With tlio Goods On.
Kansas, City Mo Jan. 14 Two men
In whoso possession woro found pro
fessional safo-bjowcrs outfits and
who tho police say nt tho description
of tho gang that has robbod a dozon
banks In western Kansas slnco No
vember 15 aro under arrest horo.
Thoy gavo 'tho .names of M. H.
Stevens and T. II, Eliot of San
dusky Ohio. Ono' of tho men at
tempted a gun jdoy whon confronted
hy tho police.
WKATHKU FOIt OHIO.
Snow hi north and nest;
ruin or miou In southeast por
tion tonlghti colder Sunday,
fair oxcept snow l jiorthonst
portions, coldora In cunt and
INCITED BY BASEST OF MOTIVES
She Wished to Marry Again
Ana ound Her Son in
Hadn't Money to Keep Him
In a Children's Home and
Murdered Him in
i - i
Had IlcprcMMitcri Him to an Admirer
Ah Her Nephew A StipiHtacd Ae
cmupllco Ih Said To llne Imti
For San Francisco The Day of tho
Bv Unltod Press Wire.
Albany N. Y., Jan. 14-Mrs. Edith
Melber, self-confessed murderess of
her four-year-old son, Goorglc, was
brought hero todny from Rochester by
Dctcctlvo John Itccd, Hho was tak
en at onco to police hend(uartcrs,
pending her expected removal later In
tho day to tho Albany county Jail.
An Indictment on a churgo of mur
der In tho first degrco will bo return
cd at tho earliest posslblo moment
and speedy trial for her un natural
crlmo Is expected by District Attor
Whatever may have been tho sordid
motlvo that prompted Mrs. Melber
who Is only twonth-throo years old,
to slay her only child, she appear
ed ovcrcomo with grief on arrival
hero today. Sho had nothing to add
to tho confession sho mado to Chief
of Pollco Qulgloy In Rochester last
night, tho burden of which was that
sho was unablo to find a sultablo
homo for tho child and In a fit of
despondency, gnvo him a draught of
carbolic acid, when ho ask for a
drink of 'water.
Tho pollco credit the woman with
tho basest of nil motives .In tho kill
iteBrfof(horoliliasj(ajlnlilroJto5 bo, rid
of "filth 'In (order that"sii"(rmlglit. mar
ry again. This Is tho view shared, al
so by Charles F. Smith, tho woman p
"Sho continually talked of her llt
tlo boy as being In her way," Smith
said today, "nnd Intimated that If
It wero not for tho lad, sho could
get along better In tho world."
On tho theory that Mrs. Melber
may havo had an accomplice who
prompted her to tho terrible act, tho
pollco nro looking for an Intimate
friend of Mrs. Melber, who Is said
to havo left Schenectady about the
sumo tlmo Mrs. Melber did and to
havo started for San Francisco. The
authorities at KansaH City have been
asked to Intercept this man, tho po
llco having learned that he was to
stop In that city enrouto to tho
That Mrs. Molbor considered the
l.ul a handicap Is shown by her repre
sentation to irnVhy of her men friends
that tho boy was her nephew, tho
son of uu alleged dead brother. Sho
told a Schonoctudy plumber to whom
sho Is said to havo been engaged,
that sho was an unmarried woman
and had adopted her brother's child.
Whllo Mrs. Melber's crlmo was na
deliberate and llendlsh as ever pcrjKi
tratcd, In tho opinion uf tho Albany
police, hor subsequent nets show that
sho hud determined to mnko a bold ef
fort to cscupo tho overwhelming ovl
dcnco ugnlnst her.
Not until sho had been "sweated"
for somo tlmo by tho Rochester po
llco nnd hud oxclalmcd dramatically:
"My God I I havo not seen my dar
ling slnco I left him with my cousin"
did sho finally break down and tell
tho story of tho trip to tho Albany
swamp, whero sho pressed the deadly
poison to tho child's lips.
Without Intending to do so, Mrs.
Mplbcr udded a parenthetical remark
that showed tho enormity of her
crime. Sho said that little Georgia,
tired nnd hungry asked hor for a
drink of water. Sho told him that tho
acid bottlo contained water.
"And ho believed me," sho Bald,
"and drunk It without question. Ho
nlwnys trusted mo,"
Mrs. Melber nays thut her Inability
to tuko euro of tho boy herself and
to pay for his kcoplng In somo homo
finally drovo her to desperation. Af
ter tho Schonectndy homo for children
refused to caro for tho child longer,
owing to tho mother's Inability to
pay for his keeping, Mrs. Melber
took tho hoy to tho homo of hor
brother, Charles F, Smith, whoro ho
romalnod until after tho holidays,
whon. sho says, sho. was told she
would havo to find a homo clso
whoro. Sho returned to tho children's
homo, but tho child was not read
mitted. Sho was advised to tuko hor
boy to tho homo li.r children In Al
buny. Sho went there, according to
hor story,, on Inst Saturday, hut
found no ono In authority nt tho
homo nnd wns again turned adrift
with hor llttlo charge.
It wns then ithat sho conceived tho
Mod of killing her ohlld, sho told the
polloo. Hho bought the bottlo of car
hollo ,aeld ut Lowls' drug store and
mado her way to tho swunvp nt tho
odgo of tho eHV.
"My mind wus all In a swirl and I
didn't know Just whut I was doing,
I wanted my boy to bo happy but I
didn't oo how Jt was poBslblo for nio
to make him o, Everybody's hand
Continued on Fngo Four.
tfiwS5, MACON&. LZh$M&
Miss Mucon, daughter or Congress
man Robert Ilruco. Macon, Christened
the battleship Arkansti when this
now Drodnaught WnSyluuaehcd to
day nt Camden, N. Sp
The monster battleship displaces
26,000 tons and Is EG4 fcetf In length.
Tho slzo of tho tjrendtihught has
made It necessary for the Now York
Shipbuilding company to dredgo a
largo portion of the irlver beforo tho
ways In order that a free pnssago may
ho made. During .the Vast week
dredges havo been ht urk nnd It
Is expected that a (sufllclcnt depth
wjll bo had beforo the ond o tho
Adams County .is Now The
Cleanest County in the
WHITE WASH COST J 050
Which Was Paid the Poli
ticians for Assuming that
Badge of ijPurity .
Blair Admits sImmunrty
Might Have Been Offered
Sellers But Says Politi
cians Were Victims.
Adams County People Sny They Aro
Not so Vorso And Oho Facia Prov
ing Same Adding Somo Af-pervlous
Upon Neighboring Count le.
Ry United Press Wlro.
West Union. O., Jan. 14. Adams
county's whitewash bill amounts to
about ?l,01i0 and somo odd emits. Tho
calslmlnlug of Adams county's voto
buying statesmen, about ended, Is tho
most oxtenslvo Job of tho kind over
undertaken, for no less than about
IfiO of them received coats of snowy
white, In exchange for Information
they gavo tho grand Jury on tho gen
eral election subject of "votem wo
Each voto buyer not only received
an elegant fitting whitewash coat, but
ho also got a dollar. Passing from
tho Jury room whero. thoy absolved
themselves by confession, nowly pur
ified politicians walked up-stnlrs
whero gentlemanly dorks distributed
vouchers for witness fees. Tho total
of this Item In tho whitewash bill
nmounts to $ 1 r 0 .
Then thero woro hundreds among
tho statesmen wln made u pllgrlmugo
of many miles to havo tho spota of
their soiled political records painted
out thrdugh grand jury confessions.
A number of them travoled twonty
flvo mllca and the stale allows a wit
ness ton cents a mllo and thus has
boon added about $G0 moro to the
In all, G12 politicians wero culled
beforo tho grand jury. Not nil of
them, however, confessed having
Adorns county, now purified and
anxious to forget tho yiust, neverthe
less can't help rctulnlng ono vivid
mental picture of tho recont goings
on: That of corrupting and speckled
politicians leaving th6 grand Jury
room without a legal 'speck on them
and riding homo ut tho expense of thu
state, and votors they corrupted leav
ing tho court room stripped of tholr
cltUonshlp to walk many miles to
Mind, It's all strictly legal. Tho
man who confesses beforo a gram)
Jury Is entitled to , Immunity, but
Adams county now thnt Its voto 'fraud
Itivostlgatlon Is about over, la ask
llig itself : "Is It roally fair'.'"
Thero aro many who sny tho voto
sells .should have been given first
chanco at tho Immunity whitewash
trough and permitted to glvo state's
ovldcnco ugalnst tho vgto buyors, who
could thus bo puulHhqd,
"That may bo truo.'says Judgo A.
'A. illulr, tho man who smashed tho
voto traffic, "hut wo had a pocullar
situation horo. Tho politicians worn
really tho victims. Thoy woro simply
held up for money
"As It Is, wo now havo tho cleanest
county In tho state. ,
"Our politicians led In this clean
"I would llko to son 'George H. Cox
lead In such a movement In Hamilton
"Cox Is tho most corrupt and cor
Continued on lnga Three.
WOMEN OPPOSING EXCUSES
For Performing Public
Duties And Declare They
Are Willing to Accept All
'The Requirements And
Will Sro on u Jury Without Pn
est National Cmnincix-inl Teath-
..iv' Federation to Sleet nt Sokaiie
In July- Sonic Points on the ImKr
taucc of a ISuslucos ftlucutlou.
I5y United I'roBH Wlro.
Spokane, Wwsh., Jan. 14 Fifteen
hundred dollars, said to bo tho largest
nlnglo prlzo yet offered on this con
tinent for tho best five-men team,
will bo awarded to tho Ulntct mak
ing the highest score at tho annual
tournament of tho Western Howling
Congress In Spokane tho middle of
March. Other prizes will ha In pro
portion. It Is estimated thero Will bo
nt least 200 lives, Including seven
teams of women, 300 doubles and more
than 1,000 singles. A 10-day program
Is being arranged.
Spokane Rowling Tournament asso
ciation has been Incorporated under
tho laws of the atato of Washington
with a capital stock of $3,000 and the
following ofllccrs to flnanco tho tournoy
President, H. Lewis Rutter, secretary
of tho Spokane &. Knstern Trust com
pany: vlco-presldont, Frank W. Smith
promoter and patron of clean sports;
treasurer, W. D. Vincent, cashier of
tho Old National bank; secretary, W.
C. Bell representing tho Insurnnco
President Rnttrr. accompanied by n
party of businessmen of Spokane, will
leave on a tour of tho western anil
central states on January 10, travel
ing In a special cur, Tho party ex
pecta to pass several days In Chicago
also making stops nt points between
Spokane nnd St. Paul, after which
Mr. Rutter" wlllk Visit eastern cities
Vlco President Smith haB arranged
to mnko a tear of Washington, Ore
gon nnd California leaving Spoknno
on January R. He will go na far south
as l-ios Angeles, tho trip occupying .10
days. Ho looks for n scoro or moro
fives from cities in Oregon and Ca't
fornla, saying mlso thnt cities and
towns In Wnsldngton will send . tvi
Ofllccrs of the Western nowllng
Congresa and tho tournament associa
tion will visit tho strongholds of
bowlers In Idaho. Montana, Utah,
Wyoming, tho Dakotos and cities In
Promlnont workers In tho suffrnge
movement, members of exclusivo clubs
and scores of working women In Spo
knno uro writing letters to Governor
Marlon U. lluy urging him to deny
tho petitions of women electors ie
(luestlug to bo relieved from Jury
duty If called upon for service.
''When I asked tor tho privilege,
of cltlzeshlp." said Mrs. May Ark
wrlght Htitton, president of tho Wash
ington Kriu.il Suffrngo Leuguo, "I was
ready and willing to nrcept all tho
requirements. I am willing to servo
on ii Jury and will do so without pro
test, If filled to that or any other
duty required by tho state."
Mrs. Hutton Is tho wife of Levi W.
Htitton a millionaire) mining opcrtnor,
and has extenblvo Intorests In Spo
knno nnd tho Cocur d'Alono mining
equal rights In 19b) and wus a factor
hi securing the ballot for women at
tho last state election.
Mrs. A. P. Fassett, who has been
Idontllled with tho suffrago and other
women's movements In Spokane for
"I have written to Oovernor Hay,
asking him to refuse to take any
action on tho potltlona of women vo
tors requesting to bo released lrom
jury dl.ty. I havo also Interested a
largo number of club women to
wrlto similar letters.
"When l worked for equal surfrngo
I fully understood all tho duties
that would dovolop upon tho women
as voters. I am ufruld now that If
tho women start to balk at sittings on
(i Jury they will loso tholr right of
That the women of Spoknno nro In
terested In tho ballot la evidenced ny
tho large number registering for ,tho
spring election In March, when llvo
commissioners will bo chosen to re
place the presont city government,
headed by Mayor Nelson S. Pratt.
Morion MacCormno of Crlcago, presl
dent-elect of tho Natlonnl Commer
cial Teachers' Fodoratlon, representing
20,000 Instructors In tho United States
and Canada, which will havo Its
noxt convention in Spoknno In July,
1D12, has sent tho following telegram
to tho Spolwno chamber of commorco:
"Tlio futhora of business education
bullded bettor than thoy know. Thoy
sowed the sood which Is today rljon
Ing Into tho tlowcr of tho most prac
tical sort known in tho history of
tho cilinatlonal world. Tho business
collego Vlutt wldonod .Its lnfluenco
until todny wo aro a coopcrutlva body
of business schools, high schools, col
leges and universities, organised for
tho solo purpose of strengthening
ppurscs of study along tho linos ot
"Wo are o only Interesting tho
ConUnueil p'n Pngo Four.
Charles Hntt II Looinls, the famous
author, Is serlomdv Ml at his homo
In Leonln, N. J. There has been
much secrecy nbout the nature of Mr.
Mr. I.oomlH na born In Brooklyn
Sept. 16, 1801. He started his busi
ness life ua a clerk, hut spent much
Unio In writing for the magazines. He
soon mudc a reputation nnd has con
trlbuted to alt the best magazines In
tho country for the pist ten years.
Ho Is tho author of a store of books.
Is the New Battleship Ar
kansas Launched Today.
Sister Ship is to be
ny United l'mnji Wire
Camden, N J., Jan. 1 1. "The big
gest thing afloat'' in the way of bat
tleships la the Arkansas, launched
this afternoon nt tho yards of her
builders, the New York .Shipbuilding
companv. The Arkansas will remain
unequalled as a lighting vessel until
her sister ship, tho Wyoming, Is
launched within the next few weeks
The launching of the supcr-Dread-naught
wns witnessed by Secretary of
tho Nay Meyer, Assistant Secretary
of the Navy Wlnthrop, Representative
ArKansaa delegation representing
congress. Mli-s .Mary Loutao Macon
daughter of the representative, wus
This vessel Is the first of the 2C.000
ton battleships authorized by con
gress, but sho will be surpassed by
othors now on the building program.
Tho Arkansas must mnko under con
tract a upeed of 20.G knot por hour
She Is 562 feet long over nil nnd has
a beam of ninety-three feet on tilt
load water line Her horsepower Is
2S.000, developed by turblno engines.
Tho contrnct requires thtn sho bo
completed by May 2R. 1012.
Tho ArkninuB will carry twelve
twelve-Inch guns, mounted on six tur
tets of two guiiM each, Asldo from
her torpedo tales, this will constitute
her eiitlro cffenslve fighting strength.
Her other gang, twelve nvo-lnch rifles,
will bo used for repelling torpedo
boat attacks only.
Cnmden. N. 3, Jan. II. Without
displaying the slightest sign of ner
vousness, Mlstf Mary Macon, daugh
ter of Congressman and Mrs. Robert
Bruce Macon, of Arkansas, this aft
ernoon ernshod u bottlo of tho best
Imported chnmpagiio over tho bow
of tho monster sou lighter, Arkansas,
at tho New York Shipbuilding com
pany's plant, and announced: "I
christen thoo Arkansas and may you
A corps of tugs stood at attention
opposlto tho ways oft which tho big
ship mado her Initial dip Into the
water and quickly hud her In tow.
Tho Arkansas wns thou taken Into a
wot dock and work on her comple
tion immediately began.
When the hydraulic rams wero re
leased In unison the vivisel moved
slowly for a second and thon wont
down tho ways at terrific speed, nmld
a doufnulug weleomo from all the
steam whistles In tho harbor.
ICullspoll, Mont., Jan. 11. The
storm which has boon raging in the
Rockies slnco Sunday has subsided
and It la expoctod that within the
next twenty-four hours trains stalled
along the lino of tho Oreat Northern
between Mldvalo and Summit will bi
a bio to proceed.
Trains No. 2K, currying bnggugo nii'l
oxpress; No. 27, mall, and No. 3, west
bound passenger, aro the Ill-fated
trains that have been stulled In the
drifts slnco Monday. Train No. 3
contained the dining cur, nnd la be
lieved to be equipped with umplo
food and fuel, so thut none of the
passengers or erew has suffered
Nothing dollnlte baa been learned ns
to tho condition of No. 27. Howovor,
It Is said, No. 2fl was carrying u cur
of fish, ami In enso of emergency the
crew could exist on that diet tor an
Cincinnati Woman Attempt Suicide.
New York, Jan. 11. A woman
who said sho was Mrs. Charles 10,
Pratt, of Cincinnati, Ohio, attempted
sulcldo today In the Hotel Murtlnlquo
hy shooting herself twice In tho
brnnst. She wns well supplied with
funds unil wns fashionably dressed.
At tho Now York hospital whero she
wa 8takon as a 'prisoner It was stat
ed that sho would probably recover.
Sho Jiad been stopping M tho Mar
tinique for two days, having come
there from tho Imperial.
"I WISH TO GOD HE'D DIE,"
Mrs. Schenk Said to Her and
Told Her to Order Out
She Also Demanded That
Nurse Should Get Schenk 's
Keys if he Died.
Said Ilr. Hupp Wouldn't Wiint
Sehenk to Oct Well ir ho Knew Tho
Kind or a Life She Lend Coinpuilii.
ixl of Selirnk'H Cruelty nnd Indif
ference. By United Pr'i xvire
Wheeling. W. Va., Jan. 14. Do
talls of tho poison plot by which Mrs.
Laura Farnsworth Schenk Is alleged
to havo planned to get rid of her
elderly millionaire packer for "a
younger and society mnn," wcro re
lated on the stand today by "Mrs.
Klein," the detective nurse.
The witness mudo a graphic story
of the events that ted up to Mrs.
Schenk's arrest. A silence fell over
tho court room ns sho talked. Thero
wus not a more Interested auditor
than the prisoner, who unconscious
of observation, leaned forward until
she wns almost out of her chair. Sho
kept her eyes on the alight woman In
tho witness chair. Somo times her
lips moved and her head would shako
ns though In denial of the damaging
Tho detective, pretty, slim and
small featured, made a composed
witness. Sho frequently gestured and
mado her remarks always to tho
Tho story of the Intimacy between
Mrs. Schenk nnd horsolf; tho wife's
complaints of her husband's treat
ment; her repeatedly expros3ed wish
for his denth and finally tho deliber
ate proposal of his murder was con
tained In the detective's testimony.
iUlSu.BttSjenkltJ; said, onrd tl,
000 to the" sifppos'ed nurso to admin
ister "tho stun."
That sho offered to procura tho
poison hut became apprenhenslve and
urged the nurso to consummate the
plot of her own nccord, was declared.
"Mrs. Klein," whoso real name Is
Mrs. ICInor Zoecklor, told how sho
had been nblo to Ingratiate herself
Into Mrs. Schenk's favor and obtain
hor contldence. From tlmo to tlm
fhe smiled, as she related Incidents
marking her 'progress.
Mrs. Sohenk apparently trustod the
little dotoctlvo nnd offered her a real
friendship, Immediately encouraged
and fostered to gain tho desired end.
"Oh. 1 am so unhappy," the wit
ness said tho packer's wlfo would say
In speaking of her mnrried life.
It was upon one of theso tearful
occasions, according to tho testimony,
thnt tho alleged plan to administer
tho "knockout drops" to tho already
suffering millionaire, was broached.
Mrs. Klein became rather dramatic
as sho related It, and tho crowd In
tho court room responded to her at
titude by ceasing to stir, oven
When the denouement came, and
tho Jury ut lust hud the "mlsalug link"
In tho state's sensationally damaging
case, thero was a becond of peculiar
silence, then an audible long breath
came from the spectators. Tho Wit
ness sottled back In her chair and
waited for the prosecutor's next ques
tion. Tho prisoner was quite motionless
until tho dotectlvo'a steady voice
stopped. Then she placed her elbows
on tho tuble. and, chin In hand, look
ed out of tho window ut tho sheer wall
of an adjoining building. Her faco
was absolutely without expression.
Presently sho turned and whlspored
to ono of her attorneys;
"No, I am not worried," sho said
upon request for a statement. "I am
not even nervous. I think my caso
Is going quite satisfactorily. I real
ly boilovo that."
With tho testimony ot the detec
tivo, tho btuto's caso Is moro than
two-thirds completed. Further" evi
dence will boar upon Mrs. Schenk's
alleged iitfldollty before and during
her husband's illness nnd tho circum
stances of tho purchnso of tho poison
sho la said to havo administered.
When Mrs. Sehonk left tho court
room sho was apparently In high
"flood bye," she called ovor her
shoulder, and smiled ua she followed
tho deputy bherlh Into the "brldgu
Only u two-hour Notion wus held.
Court did not open until 10 u. in. and
udjourned for tho day ut noon.
"Of course, there were no such
papors or Incident, Sho seemed highly
" ' I pray every night,' sho said,
'that l may bo called and told ho
was dead. Thero are times when I
feel I could kill him,' sho said.
"I said 'Why don't you try It?
"She looked ut mo a moment. Thon
eho said) 'Would you, If you wore
" 'What would you take to kill
him for mo?' sho asked.
"I said 5,000.
"Sho said sho could only give mo
$1,000. I told her it wasn't much for
tho Job, but finally agreed'. '
"I askqi) lief to mako tul''a''con'
Continued on Pagp Four. '
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