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u Store News Customers 4 when published in a live paper, is eagerly read by multitudes of men and women. come to the merchant who is not afraid to tell the people what he has to sell. 69TH YEAR. TWO CENTS. ROCHESTER, N. Y., THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1901. FORECAST prvaLlsrains- HIS FATE IN JUDGE'S HANDS flOLlNEUX'S APPEAL NOW UNDER ADVICE. ttOSIRG ARGUMENTS FORCEFUL SPEECHES OF MESSRS. HILL AND MILBURN. THEORY OF THE PEOPLE Former Senator Weaves Web of Law and Evidence About the Alleged Poisoner Attorney Congratulated by 1 heir Admirers. Buffalo, N. Y., June 19. The fate of Roland B. Mulineux, convicted of murder, js the poisoner of Jim. Katharin J. Adams, in New York, December, 1SAS, id la keeping of the seven judges of the court of appeals who for three days past bave bet-a listening to the arguments for jnd against a new trial. The appeal was 'finally submitted at 1:30 o'clock this aft-rnoon and the decision will not be announced until some months hence when U court sits at Albany for the fall term. The strange crime with, ita complicated plea and manifold mystery retains a rrong hold upon popular interest and the crowd that sought admission to the court loom tins morning was larger and more determined than ever. Excited men fought for places near the glass doors where they might see the action if they missed the words of the closing scenes of the notable srgticient, and the bailiffs had to resort to force to restrain them. The principal speaker was former United States Senator David B. Hill, advocate of the cause of the people, who still had thr?e hours and fifteen minutes of his allotted time left when court opened at 10 o'clock. He spoke until 1:15 and John X. Milburn, attorney for Molineux, was heard for twenty minutes in his re-pl.v. Mr. Hill was again forceful and eloquent and devoted his best effort to convincing the court of the alleged guilt of the accused. He declared that the question of guilt was the main issue in the ease and warned the court not to heed a plea that dealt in technicality and urged objections to acts and rulings that had not substantially affected the rights of the accused. If the courts were to be thus swerved from the pathway of duty he suggested that the murderers might organize a trust and all enjoy freedom. He led the court down a long line of authorities and decisions all aimed at sustaining the use r.f. tbeJBarnt,. evidence and the policy of 'te lower court toward the exhibits of kndwriting at the trial. In this admlr- tMy told story of the law he made fre quent reference to the Falous-Tichbourne me in England, tracing a similarity in the admission of certain writings to prove perjury on the part of the luckless claini- Bt and in the policy of objection and ebstruetion on the part of the defense. In finally summing up, he reviewed the points made by him yesterday, and stop by step traced out the main features of the theory of the people. He reviewed the forgd correspondence with the patent medicine dealers and proclaimed Molineux s the author of the letters, the enemy of Harry Cornish and Henry C. Barnet, the compounder of the rare cyanide o! mercury used in this crome and the man who mailed the fatal portion that killed Mrs. Adams. He dwelt lengthily upon the failure of the prisoner to offer a defense and reiterated his assertion that he had Hone to offer. Mr. Milburn's reply was largely devoted to an answer to perioral criticism and particularly to Mr. Hill' allusion to the fact that throughout all his speech be had hit wfc expressed his personal conviction of the innocence of the man for whom pletded, but its strongest feature was the icdication of three points of weakness in tie case of the people. .Be drew attention to the faf that the turn that Henry C. Barnet had received roison rested solely upon th hearsar testimony of Dr. Douglass who swore" that Karnet said the poisoned Kuttiow powders tad come to him by mail. That fact had not been established and the chain of circumstantial evidence, was parted. He also directed attention to the fact that Molineux had not bought the bottle bolder an1 "horl .-, v. mn, ir-n jijtrui.Hn-i as me man "ho hired the Koch letter box without hich it was impossible to fir emit r,. film. TTe ncnin nt;pi-ter1 that - -r, v v -TTlli4,ll?i or the record was made up of testimony that was entirely incompetent and inadmissible. A conspicuous figure during the arm. bent was General Molineux, the aged lather of the prisoner, whose face told of the strain that this bitter review of the case had been to him. There was no comment at the close and the spectators left their chairs, the tuier justice called the next case. The Tv 1 ) : , . i ' u'uuiHK attorneys in me case were 'Wounded by admiring friends who eon-Patnlated them heartily for their notable efforts. Ship Infected "With B;rrl.BerrL special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. -ew lork, June 19. When the Nova prtian schooner Alert arrived to-day from TOg. west fr.atit rt Africa if i-ot. 1. ,,.! "Ut Captain Foote was ill of Ix-rri-berri u mat two of his crew had t7.ed of it. 4 three lecame ill on the voyage from - - -- I..., . . v - c ijiuivs. a. tie "9 who died and were buried at sea were e Ihompson and L. II. W. .Sherry, a jP"o seaman. When the schooner reached T and provisions and took on five " men. 0 more new cases of berri-Jn developed after that. Captain Foote " been ill ii.,t .-,...... -... a Married in Middle of Road. Gilmun tit t... . . !.,. ' iw. Arter attempts to I?li , cl 11 w eeks, i ecK jsai- CrfrjJ . .atw'ka. and Nettie Savoie, of lot the ,11c nirri'i iy a justice OI trl ti,, a , .- j a ireuy r rencn tha'nt wV1 r r t:rt-wnt Cit of thl .l . th Kavo'e family came out "8uId ul,C ChUr'h 8t "nt City sunda, they IoumJ two w.uek friend. of the groom at the gate with a buggy, -who tried to steal the girl, but her father stopped the team. Th nevt Hot- , -oo I served with a warrant and taken before a aiseaa justice, men the girl decided between her father and her lover, and a justice of the peace married them as they sat in the buggy in the middle of the street. WILL SELL ITS PLANT. Hornellsville Water Company Agrees on Sale to the City. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Ilornellsville, X. Y., June 19. The long fought question of the water supply has at last been settled. The ilornellsville "Water Company agreed this afternoon, to sell its entire plant to the city for the consideration of $300, UK). The plant in cludes the reservoir and filters at Fremont and all pipe lines to and inside the city limits. The sale was brought alout in this way. For a number of years the residents of this city have felt that they were paying exorbitant water rates, so the question of a municipal plant has been discussed pro and con by the people and press of the city. At last a resolution was passed by the Common Council that a plant be built by the city. Mayor Nelson vetoed the resolution and it was passed over his veto. By special act of the legislature, the city was empowered to issue bonds to build the plant. "When the bond resolution was passed by the council, it also was vetoed by Mayor Nelson. By unanimous vote the common council passed this resolution over the mayor's veto, and land was purchased which forms the lime kiln watershed. When the water company found that the people really intended buiding a plant, it dropped its price from S.i:V,X to $300,-000, which offer was to-day accepted. MARKET SITUATION. Little Material for Bears in the Stock Market. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 19. While commission houses are lonthe to encourage purchasing of stocks by their customers yet they by no means advise short selling. It is argued that stocks are quite likely to sell off from prevailing prices before the end of the month, but It Is also appreciated that powerful factors are forming for a good bull market. These factors Include the reinvestment of the record-breaking profit and interest disbursements to be made In July, the great crops that aTe promised In all sections of the country, the expanding export trade and the war revenue reduction law, which will become operative on the first of July. By the provisions of the war revenne reduction law the government will absoTb something like $40,000,000 per annum less than hitherto on this account, and this will be of great benefit to the commercial and financial interests of the country. Inasmuch as the government has not needed this money. It Is also to be remarked that transportation companies ave Improved their physical condition to such a point that operating expenses have dwindled considerably, so that.net earnings will be both proportionately and actually bigger than ever before. These are not prospects to cheer the bear. OFF TO RUSSIA. Paul da Chaillu Sails to Study the Slav Empire. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 19. I"aul Du Chaillu sails to-morrow for Russila, where he expects to make an exhaustive study of the Slav em pire. Three or four years will be required for his Investigations. Mr. Du Chaillu said Rus sia was not generally conceived of aright and that lies were constantly being circulated to foster misconceptions. "Europe has seen Its day, but here and in great Russia there are things to be done and young, vivid, vigorous races to do them and thereby win strength, glory and the dom ination of the world. As some person has aptly said. It is night for the Datlns, noon for the Anglo-Saxons and dawn for the Slavs. This applies, however, only to Europe. We in America are young." Horsewhipped by Mother-in-Law Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 19. Edgar G. Wood, the tullest man in Babylon, Dong Island, and a bridegroom of two days, wa horsewhipped last night by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Charier W. Burton. She violently opposed his marriage to her daughter, Sarah Emma, because the young couple are cousins. Mr. and Mrs. Wood, who eloped on Monday, kept a safe distance from Ler Mutil last evening, when they went to gn the hitter's clothing. The bride had had to wear her wedding gown or borrowed clothing since Monday. Mrs. Burton welcomed the disobedient coupie with a pail of water and the horsewhip. Fishermen Accused of Murder. Rock Island, 111., June 19. Four fishermen named Harvey, Filmore, Perley and Ed Stiles, who claim Hardin, 111., as their home, were brought here from Cordova in charge of Coroner Fx khart and locked up in the county jail on the charge of murdering Carl Wendt, a fisherman. The latter's body was found in a skiff in the Mississippi yesterday with his head nearly shot off. It was known that he had quarreled with the Stiles brothers over fishing territory, and that they had made threats against him. Aged Woman Out for Fun. Trenton Falls, N. Y., June 19. The sightseers at the High falls here on Sunday were amazed at seeing Mrs. Boss, 73 years old, step upon a seven-foot circular irrin T,ir,A tl.o .sw,.i tii rrenm. twentV . J' ' v. HI 11 1. , yn .1 . ' ' . feet above the series of cataracts and rapids, and start to walk across. Half way ever she slipped from the pipe and plunged down upon the rocks. When she was revived she said she thought it would be fun to walk over. Gambler Shot in a Raid. Springfield, 111., June 19. Frank Poffen-barger, a gambler, was shot and instantly killed in a raid on Lane's gambling house. William Y. Brown, a constable of East Springfield, did the shooting. Brown was locked up. Woman Killed in a Runaway. Whitehall, N. Y., June UK Mrs. Howard 11. I'ruyne, of ilens Falls, was killed this morning near Fort Edward while driving with her husband. Their team ran away, throwing out both the occupants. Mr. I'ruyne was badly bruised. MANIAC LIVING LIKE AN ANIMAL HORRIBLE DI5COVERV WASHINQTON POLICE. OF LOCKED m A ROOM SAID TO HAVE SPENT NINE YEARS IN FILTH. REMOVED TO AN ASYLUM Mystery of Grim Shuttered House Solved When Insane Woman Was Found Naked on the Floor -Other Inmates Objects of Charity. Bpeclal Dispatch to Democrat and Chronlcl. Washington, June 19. Twenty-five years a maniac, for the last nine years locked in a room that was never cleaned from the day she entered it, Mary Ball Rentier spent to-day in St. Elizabeth's asylum amid surouudings of comfort and cleanliness. A great crowd gathered in front of the Kenner home in Fourth street. Northwest, when the shrieking woman was carried to the police ambulance, a blanket wrapped around her naked form, and the mystery of years that attached to the grim shuttered house was solved. Complaint of the stench that came from the house brought about the iuvestigation that led to the discovery. When the police broke into the room they found its inmate naked on the filthy floor more like an animal than a human being. Frightened by the intrusion, the creature sought to escape by jumping about the floor and against the walls. Three other women and a man had lived in the house with the crazy woman, advanced in years. The three women are sisters, the eldest being Mrs. Cornelia Ball Kenner Austin, the mother of the unfortunate being. Mrs. Austin's first husband. Kenner, was her cousin. The daughter was the offspring of that union. The health otlieials took charge of the house to-day. The unfortunate woman will be declared insane and that will probably end the case, as the others, owinir to advanced age, are considered objects for charitable organizations only to deal with. It is said that for thirteen years prior to moving to the I- ourth street house the demented woman was confined to a room in another house where her mother and aunts lived. Daniel Kenner, the father of the three sisters, was a well-known resident of (ieorgetown Heights in the early years of last century. He was wealthy for bis time. The estate, now amounting to about JFi.uOO, will be divided ho as to care for the women until they die. CHANGES AT ANNAPOLIS Recommendation That Number of Cadets be Doubled and Age Limit Reduced. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle Washington. June 19. The academic board at Annapolis lui made recommendations to the secretary of the navy, ail of which look to the needs of the greater navy of the future. These suggestions are: 1. That the number of cadets be doubled. 2. That the age limits be fixed at 15 to IS. o. mat tne examinations lor entrance to the academy be conducted by civil service commission agents. Congress, aid Secretary Long to-day, will have to deal with the first two propositions. The other matter is one with which the secretary can deal. Secretary Long has written a letter to the civil service commissioners In which he asks If the commission could make the examination without further legislation and If so whether It would undertake the work. Secretary Long Is of the opinion that the final examinations should 1h; had as near the home of the cadet as possible. The candidates are at great expense at Annapolis at private schools for months before they enter, and the worst feature of this custom, he says, is that the boys before entering have not the advantage of the restraining discipline of the academy. Girl Deserted at the Altar. Bpeclnl Dispatch to Democrat and ChrontcU. Elizabeth, N. J., June 19. Deserted at the moment she was to be made a bride, Julia Agnes Griffin did not go to the church today, where she was to be united to John Edward O'Hanlon. All the preparations for the wedding were complete, and the wedding guests had assembled In St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church to wltuis the ceremony. The bridesmaids had arrived, and la the chancel he priest awaited the coming of the bride and bridegroom. Neither appeared. Then, after a long wait, the bride sent word to the priest that O'Hanlon had failed to keep his appoflutmcnt. The guests were dismissed. ' Asleep at the Throttle. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Malone, N. 1., June 19. The engineer and fireman of a southbound freight train hud an almost miraculous escape from death to-day. Both had been working long hours, and when the train left Chateaugay they fell asleep. The engineer's hand was on the throttle, and In his sleep he increased the Hpeed of the train. As the train flew through here at the rate of sixty miles an hour a telegraph operator wired ahead to clear the tracks. In this way a serious calamity wis avoided. Fatal Quarry Accident. Bloomington, InJ., June 19. In an accident at the Acme Ptone quarry in the Clear Creek district, Luther Lasure was instantly killed and Frank Mcl'hetridge, Kemper Ray, of Bedford, John Stuart and James Giliaspie were injured by a heavy stone which was being lifted by a traveler t a freight car, when the car turned over. The Acme is owned by Chicago men. Officers of Junior Mechanics. Buffalo, N. Y., June 19. At a meeting of the Junior order of United American Mechanics to-day the following were elected: National councillor, Amos L. Gray, of Indiana; national vice-councillor, George B. Bowers, of Pennsylvania; junior past national councillor, C. F. Reeves, of Washington; national secretary, Edward E. Deemer, of Pennsylvania; natioual treasurer, J. Adam Sohl, of Maryland; national conductor, A. B. McDonald, of California; national warden, "W. II. Kelley. of Arkansas: national sentinels, A. B. Horney, of North Carolina, and "W. II. Wood, of Maine; national chaplain. Rev. M. D. Sichliber, of Pennsylvania; board of control, Charles Keimer, of Maryland. SUICIDE IN COURT. Charles Ryan Drinks Acid After Being Held to Keep the Peace. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 19. Shortly after having been placed under $: !00 ball to keep the peace for three months, la Yorkvtlle police court to-day, Charles J. Ryan committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid. Ryan had been arraigned before Magistrate Mayo on the charge of abandonment preferred by his wife, Jessie. The charse of abandonment was changed to disorderly conduct and he was placed under $300 ball. Ryan was unable to furnish bond and his wife having left court he was taken down stairs. As he descended the stairs, he drew from his pocket a bottle, which contained two ounces of carbolic acid, and drained the contents. Without uttering a sound, he turned several times on the stairs and then pitched head first to the bottom. When he was picked up he was dead. JEALOUSY PROMPTS CRIME. Coney Island Man Shoots Wife, Then Takes His Own Life. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Xpw York. June 19. James Ahearn, a prosperous lec dealer, of Coney Island, at 1.30 o'clock this morning shot and killed his wife and then turned his revolver upon himself, ending his own liie. From a letter found on Ahearn's person. It was evident that the murder and suicide had been deliberately planned. The letter throws light upon the motive which prompted Ahearn to commit the deed. He was insanely Jealous of his wife, and in his letter refers to the fact that he had to support children of his wife by a former husband. He had been kept Id Ignorance of the fact that she had children by a former husband, his letter says, until after his marriage. LONE BURGLAR'S ANTICS. Stirred Up an Ohio Town Before Was Captured. Ha Obili'n-othe, June 19. After an ex oiling chase, in which a party of nearly 100 farmers took part, William Rockwell one of the most daring burglars on record in this part of the country, was captured north of Kinnickinnick, on the Norfolk Ac Western railroad. He is only about 24 years old, and gave his home as at Lon don. . Kockwell began his scries of burglaries lat night about 10 o'clock in Ohillieothe, and from that time on until 4 o'clock this morning, when he attacked the wife of John Mf, who keeps a etore at Kin nkkinnick, about nix utile nurth of here. be has one holdup and fmr burglaries to his credit. To all the charge against him Itockweil freely oonfcsM-d his guilt to his captors. Sheriff Ik-vine and Marshall Southworth. None of hi victims wa severely hurt. NOTE TO DENMARK. United States Demands That She For. tify Islands, London, June 30. The Copenhagen correspondent of the Daily Mail cables his paper, saying that the United States has sent another note to Denmark, la the matter of the sale of the iMuilsh West Indies to the effect that if Denmark is not willing to sell the Islands the United States must demand that Denmark fortify and garrison the Islands of St. Thomas and St. John which would command the NIcaraguan canal. The situation Is regarded seriously here. as Denmark cannot dream of undertaking the erection of fortifications and the maintenance of garrisons, which would cost several millions. Lad Gives Skin to Save Brother. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 10. To save his little brother's life, Charles P.retto, 12 years old, has given ten pieces of cuticle from his thighs and on Saturday will sacrifice a largo piece from his back. On May 17th. Arthur V.retto, 3 years old, was very badly burned about the b gs and body and was taken to Flower Hospital. At first there was no hope of saving his life, but, with medical skill and the heroic sacrifice of his brother, it is possible that he will recover. Death From a Pitched BalL Milford, Del.. June 19. While playing in a game between the Milford and Georgetown teams of the Delaware Peach League, Frank Hudson, the centre fielder of the Georgetown team, was hit by a hall from Pitcher Townsend, which resulted in a very serious case of concussion of the brain. Dr. James G. Stanton objected to his being removed to his home, but he was taken aboard the train on a stretcher. The player is not expected to live. Cardiff Giant Revived. Albany, N. Y., June 19. The Cardiff Giant Company, of Buffalo, was incorporated to-day with a capital stock of $10,000, to exhibit the object discovered in the year 1M9, at Cardiff, Onondaga, claimed to be the petrified form of a prehistoric man. The directors are Carleton II. White, Elijah W. Holt, Raphael Herman, Eugene M. Bartlett and William II. Baker, of Buffalo. Minnesota Writers on the Midway. Buffalo, N. Y., June 19. The Minnesota Press Club 250 strong visited the ran-American grounds early to-day making their headquarters in the Minnesota state building. Soon after assembling they started out to do the Midway and resolved to stick to their task until it was completed. Suicide of a Retired Farmer. Watertown, N. Y., June 19. Delos Brown, a retired farmer, despondent on account of all-health, committed suicide this morning by hanging himself in a barn He was 55 years old. Assemblyman Cadin Married. Syracuse, N. Y., June 19. Assemblyman Martin Cadin, of the third district of Onondaga county, and Miss Mary Mertens were married in this city this morning and left far New York. ROMANCE AT MOUNT HOLLEY JUDGE SHOT AT BY DAUGHTER'S SUITOR. OBJECTED TO MAKRIAGE PROSPECTIVE FATHER-IN-LAW OR DERED YOUTH FROM HOUSE. ATTEMPT TO ELOPE Fight Eetwsen Two Men Occurred at the Station After Which Younger Man Wi Lodged in Jail-Girl and flother Stand by Him. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Mount Holly, N. J., June 19. Harry Baxter, of Long Island, was committed to jail to-day on the charge of assault with intent to kill his prospective father-in-law, Judge B. I. Wills. Baxter was disliked by the judge, who declared he was an adventurer, but the judge's wife and daughter sided with Baxter and induced him to make his home with them until the time for the wedding. A band of whitecaps surrounded the Wills house last night to give Baxter a coat of tar and feathers, but the judge persuaded them to abandon the attempt, as his wife and daughter were both armed and would shoot anyone who attempted to harm Baxter. Baxter came to Mount Holley several we?ks ago and became engaged to Judge Wills's daughter, Mabel. The judge opposed the match but his wife favored Baxter and the latter was permitted to reside at the Wills home. Yesterday ' Baxter nnd Mabel were reported to have left Mount Holly, but the pair came back later. To-day Judge Wills ordered Baxter out and the latter pointed a pistol at him. The judge grasped the weapon and thrashed has would-be assailant. At the station Baxter was again attacked by the judge and drew his pistol, but was prevented from discharging it by bystanders. Judge Wills swore out a warrant for Baxter's arrest while the latter was driving rapidly away in a carriage accompanied by his fianceo. Baxter was later arrested at the home of Mark R. Snoy, where he had taken refuge. He was placed in jail here. A large crowd gathered about the building, but no violence was attempted. Mrs. Wills and her daughter visited hira in his cell this afternoon and declared they would stand by him to the end. MAY DURYEA'S SUIT. Actresa Describes Favor For Which Sha Recelred ?5,ooo. Special Dispatch to Lemocrat and Chronicle. Boston, Mass., June 19. Miss May Dur-yea, the actress, is still fighting for the money which he claims is due her from the estate of Dr. William Langdon Simpson, of Boston and New York, the physician -who committed suicide in New York, January IS.;, 1'.h1. The widow continues to oppose any increase of the wealth of the actress in this way. The case is before Judge l'essen-den, of the superior court. Miss Duryea testified that she knew Dr. Simpson five years. He agreed to marry her after getting a divorce. She met him principally at lunch and dinner. She testified she once received ?5,000 from a man because of a favor she had done him. lressed to describe the nature of the favor, she declared that she had saved the man from arrest during a fight; told the policeman to let him go. "Was that the only favor, the only reason you were given $5,000." "Well, he said he loved me." CHILD'S AWFUL FALL. Little Girl Dropped Four Stories to Instant Death. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New York, June 19. Agnes, the 11-year-old daughter of Gustav John, janitor t No. 101 West Sixty-sixth street was instantly killed to-night by falling four stories through the air shaft. The child had been sent by her father to the fourth floor to close the windows. The hall door was locked and she attempted to gain entrance by climbing from the window of the adjoining flat across the airshaft. She missed her hold upon the wiudowsill, however, and with a shriek she fell headlong down to the stone pavement. Other occupants heard the cries nnd looking down the airshaft saw' the body lying in a heap. When Dr. Hartshorn, of Itoosevelt Hos pital reached the scene Agnes was dead. Girls Disciplined for Mocking Principal, Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. New Haven, Conn., June 19. Principal Morrill, of the Connecticut state normal school, announced to the junior class today that several niemlers whom he named were suspended and that their certificates of promotion were withheld. Mr. Morrill has evidence, satisfactory to him that the voting women thus disciplined are those who mimicked his facial expression nnd mocked his voice when he was reading the Bible at the devotional exercises Monday. The announcement so shocked some whose scholarship has not shone that they fainted. Two Charged With Poisoning. . Wilkesbarre, Pa.. June 19. S. F. Darling and hi wife, Jennie, owners of the Darling dog show exhibiting here, were arrested this morning on suspicion of having poisoned Frank Samuels, who had broken faith with them and was afterward taken violently ill. TD0 Darlings owed Samuels money and were to have appeared in a suit to-day. ' Master Mechanics' Convention. Saratoga. N. Y., June 19. The American Railway Master Mechanics Association began' its thirty-fourth annual convention here to-day. Following an opening prayer by the Rev. D. Joseph Carr. f sju address oi "'" u. lage President Knapp, which was responded to by the president, W. S. Morris, of Richmond, Va. Routine business followed, including the reports of Secretary J. W. Taylor, of Chicago, and Treasurer Angus Sinclair, of New York. Reports were made by committees on ton-mile statistics and on the cost of running highspeed passenger trains. SPREADING IN ENGLAND. Lord Dunmore Says Christian Science is a Popular Cult. Special Dispatch to Democrat and Chronicle. Boston, Mass., June 19. Lord Dunmore, the English nobleman, who Is here with his wife and family to attend the annual Christian Science ceremony on July 2d, Is a firm believer in the cult and has been for several years. Indeed, it Is said that both he and the countess are practitioners to a certain extent. His lordship was not Inclined to talk for publication about Christian Science. It would be, he said, like carrying coals to Newcastle for him an Englishman to talk about It here, where there are so many adepts. "Christian Science Is spreading very rap-Idly all over England and Is reaching and touching all classes. The nobility are no more exempt owing to their rank from moral and physical troubles than the worst of their fellow-citizens and Christian Science has proved Itself 'a very present help In time of trouble' to peer and peasant alike. "London contains, of course, the largest organization. We have other branches In Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, Cambridge University, etc. In London we have outgrown our church accommodation and are now contemplating building another.'" ROCKEFELLER ON WEALTH. Richest American Says His Millions Make Him Happy. Bpeclal Dispatch to Democrat !in1 Ch-on!el-Chicago, June 10. John D. Rockefeller, the richost man in the United States, when asked If wealth was requisite to happiness admitted guardedly that he wss happier In the possession of his millions than he would be without them. "Is wealth a necessary requisite to happiness?'' Mr. Rockefeller was asked during a brief lull in the celebration at the Chicago University yesteTday. "It depends upon the man," said Mr. Rockefeller, sharply. "In your case, Mr. Rockefeller, do you think that wealth is necessary to your happiness';-' "Well, I don't know," he replied. "I am happy now and I possess considerable wealth. I beMeve that I could be happy without wealth If I had the other things In life, which are worth far more. Still. I think that I am happier in the possession of wealth than I would be without it.". TRIPLE MURDER. Charged Against Illinois Man "Whose House Was Burned. Watseka, 111., June 19. Bert A. Mag- gee was placed in the county jail charged with murdering his wife, Hattie, his 6- year-old child, Calvin, and his wife's mother, Mrs. Mary J. Ilershberger, the morning of May liSth. The warrant was sworn out by Eli Ilershberger, a brother-in-law of the accused. After a short hear ing before Judge Harry of the county court a continuance was had until next Tuesday. The accused was the only living witness of the fire in which the three victims per ished. Maggee remained alone around the tire until the house was , consumed, and then drove four miles to this city before raising the alarm. The fact that he escaped with all his clothing, and that he was the beneficiary of $2,000 insurance upon his wife s life led to his arrest. At the coroner's inquest Maggee utterly refused to give any testimony. Maggee at one time was a member of the Watseka city council, and has hereto fore borne a fair reputation. He has been a failure financially, and at the time of the tragedy was known to be terribly hard up. MURDERED HER SERVANT. Ononta Women Sentenced to Auburn Prison for Life. Oceonta, X. Y.. June 19. Mrs. Clarissa lllllsinger, of Oueonta, was to-day at Coop-erstown found guilty of murder in the second degree and sentenced by Judge Lyon of Bing-haunon to imprisonment for life at hard labor in Auburn ihIsuu. The trial has been held for the last ten days. Her crime was the murder of Anna White, a young woman whom she brought Into the family to do housework and later accused of being too intimate with Mr. HI11-slnger. The murdered woman was found In the HUlslnger home with three bullets in the body. Mrs. Hlllstnger alleged she committed suicide. Illinois Day on July 3rd. Buffalo, June 19. The Illinois state building at the Pan-American Exposition will be dedicated on July 3rd instead of July 2nd, as was recently announced. The building of the Dominion of Canada will be dedicated on Dominion day in Canada. General Joseph B. Hawley, of Connecticut, is in Buffalo to participate in the Connecticut day reception to-morrow at the New England building. Decides Against Anti-Saloon League. Nyack, N. Y., June 19. Judge Gaynor, of the supreme court, has handed down a decision dismissing the cases of the Anti-Saloon League against three Nyack saloonkeepers, J. D. Behrens, -Richard Sheeky and Mrs. Elsie Clark, charged with selling liquor dn Sunday. Judge Gaynor refused to revoke the defendants' licenses and put the costs of the prosecution on the league. Rockefeller's Offer to Cornell. Ithaca, N. Y., June 19. At a meeting of the board of trustees of Cornell, President Schurman presented a letter from John D. Rockefeller, donating ?250,000 to the university on condition that an equal amount is contributed by others. The $500,(XX) when secured will be used in providing additional accommodations for instruction and research. Record Day at Exposition. Buffalo, X. Y., June 10. The attendance today was the largest of any day since the opening of the exposition, with the exception of Dedication day. The total admission tons watr 4QJU.4. BARKER CASE ALMOST ENDED WILL BE IN JURY'S HANDS .TO-NIGHT. THE DEFENDANT'S STORY PLACED BEFORE JURY BY CLEVER QUESTIONING. THE ALLEGED "OUTRAGE it Mrs. Barker Followed Her Husband on the Stand, and Re erred to the Minister's Alleged Assault Tern-porery Insanity is the Prisoner's Defense. New York, June 19. The fate of Thomas G. Barker will be left with the jury before to-morrow closes according to the prospects to-night. The defense had practically finished when the court rose for the day, and it is not thought Prosecutor Er-win will take long in rebuttal. The defense to-day put Barker and his wife upon the stand and they told their story. Although the record does not show it, Mr. Van Winkle got some of the alleged assault matter before the jury in one way and another. The witnesses answered so promptly that Mr. Erwin's objections came a shade late. In this way "the outrage" was referred to several times during the day. The state had it stricken out each time, but the impression went to the jury. It was quick, sharp fighting ail day, and the witnesses were a little too much for the prosecutor. The moment Mr. Van Winkle or Mr. Wall asked a question it was answered like a flash. Judge Blair cautioned the witnesses not to answer so quickly, but after an answer or so they returned to the old practice. An alleged statement of Mrs. Barker relative to the alleged outrage was also given out and printed. As the jurors all read the papers while unexpurgated, they obtained the benefit of the statement. Barker on the stand told bis version o the shooting. He claimed to have met Keller and claimed Keller spoke to him. This was in direct contradiction of Keller's testimony on the stand as he claimed not to have met anyone. Barker claimed he responded by caiiing Keller a villain and charging him with outraging Mra. Barker, and then began firing. Mr. Keller swore that there was not a word spoken, and that he saw no one. The idea of Barker's testimony -was to show that after having brooded for a period over what his wife said to him, he was in a morbid state of mind and that when he came face to face with the minister he was carried away by feeling and began firing. Sudden, violent and temporary insanity lasting but a moment, but long enough to cover the period of shooting, was the idea sought to be conveyed. When the court rose the defense had started in to bacq up this idea with expert medical testimony. Barker admitted ha bought the revolver about the time he first heard the story which worried hint and caused him sleepless nights and great mental stress. He denied he bought it for the purpose of shooting the clergyman. Mrs. Barker was expected to break down and become hysterical on the witness stand but a cooler woman has seldom occupied the chair. She was a little nervous at first but this quickly wore off and she sailed along smoothly, answering the questions of her husband's lawyers and by the time she was put under cross-examination, appeared to have herself under perfect control. Both witne;es were not at all weakened under cross-examination. Mr. Keller sat through it all without betraying the slightest emotion. It is doubtful if he heard much of the testimony as most of it was in a subdued tone and his hearing is far from good. Great stress was laid upon the fact that Mr. Keller had borrowed, money from Mrs. Barker and then counsel ' sought to show this was not the cause o the shooting. DEFENDANT'S STORY. Mr, Barker Tells of His Assault on Rev-Keller. Thomas G. Barker when recalled as a witness this morning began to describe bis movements on February 3d, the morning of the shooting, He said he left home to go out to bjty a newspaper. As he neared the corner of Beach street and Midland avenue he said he met Mr. Keller. He said Keller stopped him and said: "Good morning, Mr. Barker." Here the witness said: "I replied to Keller and said 'You villain, you outraged my wife,' and I then " Objection was made and the court ruled not to allow further testimony on this point. Then Barker started to tell what happened after the shooting. He said he jumped on a car and went to the town hall at Kearney where he surrendered himself. Barker said he went alone to the town hall which was in contradiction of testimony for the state that he was accompanied by a Mr. Buckley, a neighbor. The witness started in to tell what a sleepless night he had spent before the shooting and to tell about his excited condition. The prosecutor objected and was sustained. Barker's statement that he had met Keller near the street corner just before the shooting and had accused Keller of assaulting Mrs. Barker was in direct contradiction of Keller, who said he did not see the person who shot him, much less speak to him. Continuing his testimony Barker related his movements on February 3rd, and said he did not remember anything distinctly as he was in a dazed condition. He said that in addition to what his wife had told him of the alleged assault he had read in a newspaper a statement attributed to one of New York city's committee of fifteen, that, if any man had committed a wrong such as Keller was accused of, under similar conditions, he, the committeeman, would shoot him. Barker said he felt justified in shooting Keller because ha said he had outraged his wife. In his confession to the chief of police of Kearney, Barker testified he told the chief that hi 4 believed the chief would have hot Keller fl

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