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THE I 1 KES, AtGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtTNB 28, 1893. •r 'f ALGONA, IOWA. CONDENSED NKAVS. '*»•< ^,_ L 'south Carolina and -Georgia felt a shock of earthquake Juno 20. The Iowa republican convention Is called to meet at DCS Monies, August 10. B. H. Ridgoly, of Kentucky, has boon appointed consul at Geneva, Switzerland. Secretary Smith has discharged tAroi- tyelght special pension examiners, all republicans. Tho validity of! the Illinois anti-pool wiling ordinance of 1889 was affirmed , bci' the supremo court. The claim of the dowager duchess of Sutherland to possession of Tittensor Chase has boon dismissed. The validity of the antipool soiling ordinance of -1880 Avas affirmed by the supremo court of Illinois*. R. & AA r . Paul's malthouso and granary at IpSAvich, Eng., Avero destroyed by fire, entailing a. loss of £100,000. Tho steambargo S. C. Clark, formerly the Niplgon, Avas burned in Lake Huron. Her croAV escaped in tho boats. A part of the abbey building at NOAV Engleburg, Mo., occupied by Benodic- "tinc monks was blown doAvn. C. Crane & Co., lumber dealers at Cincinnati, have assigned. The assets are $350,000 and the liabilities $150,000. The convention of Canadian liberals adjourned after passing resolutions in favor of tariff reform and reciprocity. . Hairy Morgan, 17 years old, quarreled with his sAveetheart at Ottutmva, la., and committed suicide. Charles P. AVhalon was sentenced at Jauesville, AVis., to twenty-five years' imprisonment for the murder of Gerald Spaulding. Charles Hastings was fatally injured by a Big Four passenger train at 'Fremont, 111. Ho AA-as walking on the track. Cornell's freshman crew defeated Columbia at. New London. Tho two-mile course AVUS coA'erod in 10:08. Clifford captured tho Latonia prize, carrying 129 pounds and running the mile and an eighth in 1:53 1-2. The St. Louis browing association stakes Avere AVOU by St. Joe, Avitli A'ergc d'Or second. The cut in transcontinental rates by the Southern Pacific has boon met. by the Canadian Pacific Avith a still further reduction of 10 per cent. Rates of $51 first class and $33 second class, St. Paul to San Francisco, Avero announced by the Great Northern. New York lodge, No. 1, Avas readmitted to the Order of Elks at the grand lodge session in Detroit. The parade AA'as a notable one. Governor Pock Avolcomed the association of railway telegraph superintendents to Mihvaukoe through the aid of a phonograph. A portrait of ox-Governor S. J. Kirkwood AA'as unveiled in the governor's office at Dos Moines, loAva. Speeches Avoro made by many prominent mem. , During a tornado in Adair county, O., a child AA'as carried twenty rods through tho air by the Avind and escaped unhurt. Jerry Kinney, a detective of Indianapolis, is suspected of having shot Mrs. Mabel A T ance, and his case Avill be in- A'estigated. The resignation of Henry Villard as president of the Northern Pacific board of directors has boon accepted and ihu "office abolished. The czar has officially thanked the commissioners AA'ho negotiated tho ox- j tradition treaty between Russia and tho United States. Simon AVado, Joshua Calvin, Sam Jefferson and Primus Brown have boon sentenced to bo shot by the Chocta'w court for murder. j AA'ashington Bumaker, aged 42, Avas j instantly killed by lightning in Johnson County, Jnd. lli.s brother lay near his feet but was not hurt. Rev. Rodney Edwards, formerly psjs- tor of Trinity Church in San Francisco, was arrested charged with embezzling I $1,200 trust funds. During a cyclone at Conception, Mo., tho house of John Doyle was blown down and Doyle, his wil'o and an unknown man Avoro killed. It is .said Justioo Fitzgerald, of the California supremo court, will bo nain- d by Gov. Markham as United States senator to succeed Mr. Stanford. Soward A. Simons, a lawyer of Buffalo, is on trial for violating tho alien labor law. Ho is accused of sending to Canada for a coachman and a gardener. M1U>. Landall, a dancer at Selmai- dor's garden in St. Louis, stopped on a tack while performing a 100 polka, and Avill bo incapacitated for the season. Petitions have boon addressed to Gov. Flower, of New York, declaring that troops are not needed at Tonawanda and asking their withdniAval. A man giving tho name of I'age from New York was arresiml -at AVuicrloo, la., charged with swindling a farmer out. of $:;.is'iO on a'patent-right solioiiu-. Tho Kllsworlh Packing and Provision company assigned. The assets are about $-10.000, and liabilities c-ue-quar- tor of that amount. Mr.s. Cleveland and Baby Ifiilh have gone to Buzzard's Bay. Dr. J. D. Bryant, iho family physician, accompanied tlu-in to New York. Lizzlo Bordon was declared guiltless of the. murder of her father and sto.p- • mothor. The jury AVUS out but'an hou\ and a half. A steady Improvement In the condition of labor Is shown by the report of a subcommittee of the senate committee on. finance on prices and wages foi fifty years. The duke of A'eragua has sent a let> ter to Secretary Grcsham thanking the government for the manner in Avhich he was entertained while in the V'ulted States, ; , . , i llailunakor Melbourne has made a contract Avith Senator AVarreu nnd other citizens of Larainie county, A\ f yo., to- produce one-half inch of rain within the next five days, t ' ' > Miss Jxoltlo Wotxol swallowed several graiiw of strychnine at Pool-la, I1L, and died a i'cAV hours later. She was 10 years old and has been insane on the subject of suicide for over a year. After many days of sifting of panels, a jury was> finally completed In court at AVaupaca, AVis,, June 20, to try Samuel Stout, Charles A. Prior, and Edward Brouson for the murder or. Henry C. Mead, the banker, October 7 : 1882. The Siamese government has expressed to the French government its regret for the murdering of fourteen French natives. The guilty Siamese AA'ill be punished and damages will be paid. Tho encyclical of the pope on the school question contains a strong in- dorsement of Mgr. Satolll and enjoins observance of the decrees of the Baltimore council. While AVashington Lackey, of A'in- connos, Iiiid., Avas cutting wheat his team ran aAvay. He Avas thrown in front of the sickle bar. and had one log cut off, and his body nearly severed in tAvain. AA r iiilo Frankic Collins, aged 0, Avas playing Avith a gun at .Keansbury, N. J., the weapon Avas discharged, killing Annie and Mamie Carbart, aged 4 and (!. respectively. They Avere nieces of the Collins boy. The two little sons of Frank Freeman, a, farmer AVUO resides about ton miles northeast of Springfield, O., Avoro droAvned in the Avoll on their father's premises. It, is not known how the ac- cklent 'occurred. A freight train oiti the Hocking Yalloy broke into throe parts near Prospect, O., and in the resulting crash John Britts, of Fort AA'ayne, Ind.. was killed, two men Avoro fatally injured and four others badly hurt. Deputy Marshal Sheoban, has collected sufficient evidence to Avarrant the arrest of a largo number of persons at the Leech Lake Reservation, Avho, by soiling Avhisky to the Indians, AA'oro responsible for the recent outbreak. Marion Booth Douglass, the actross, a niece of Edwin Booth, sued Byron Douglass, an .ictor, for divorce. Aniccig other things she alleged cruelty and non-support. The husband paid his Avlfo $80 and the suit was dropped. Mrs. Douglas Inherited .$5,000 from Ed- Avin Booth. Lon Henderson, a burglar undei guard at tho Indianapolis hospital recovering from three bullet Avounds, is 1'ollovod to be a mysterious masked- burglar Avho drove back a crowd in a AA T ost Indianapolis saloon three Aveoks ago, shooting and killing John Tarpy, Avho blocked the doorway. Mrs. Peary has decided to again accompany her husband oa his Arctic expedition. Dr. EdAA-ard E. A'incont, of Springfield. 111., Avho Avas formerly surgeon-general of the Illinois National Guard, has boon appointed chief surgeon of tho expedition. Near Phalanx, Trumbull county/"O., Preston Osborn, his Avife and two of their children, and a man named Hoint- zolman, AVOW poisoned by some ingredient that had boon mixed Avith their coffee. Hointzelman died and tho others can hardly recover. A freight train on tho Hooking A'alloy broke Into throe parts near Prospect, Ohio, and in tho resulting crash John Britts, of Fort AA'ayno, Tnd., was killed, two men fatally injured and four others badly hurt. Robert E. Phillips and Arthur Mead, members of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, were drowned in Charles river, at Newton, Mass., Juno 20, as tlie result of a canix'ing accident. Tuesday, Juno 20, AA'as, with'one exception (in iss.s,') tho hottest Juno day New York City' Jia.s experienced in twenty years, and fifteen people, two of whom '.lied, wore prostrated by the heat. "William Plankinton of Milwaukee, purchased at sheriff sale, for .$125,000, tho stock of goods in the Grand avenue store of Frank A. Lapptti & 'Co., and while the grand jury is still investigating tlie Lappen failure Mr. Lappen remains out of tho state. Margaret Ma.nton Merrill, a lecturer and newspaper writer, died In Now York. She Avas graduated from the University of Minnesota. She AVUS married to Lieut. Merrill, of tlie regular army. Central trallio linos have* deeided to ox tend tlio return limit of Avorld's fail excursion tickets to seven days from points distant between 2(M) and liL-Ti miles and to ten days from points still farther distant. DEATH ATI CIRCUS LIGHTNING STRHCES RIKGLING BROS', BIO OAKY ASS. PEOPLE KILLED, OVEtt Flt 1 - ' •"" T¥ PROSTRATED. AATille the People Are Passing Out .of the Tent a Center Pole Is Struck AAlth Deadly Results—Fire Starts but is Extinguished—List of Those Killed. River Falls, AYis., (Special)—June 21.—The great RInglhig Bros. shoAV was struck by lightning this morning, killing James Glendeunlug, Clark Mapes, Eugene Reynolds, Alex. O. Deans, Charles Smith and a sou of Curtis Al- drlch. Forty people Avere injured and many may prove fatal. The storm came in all its fury and blinding flashes of lightning were fol- loAved by a perfect cannonade of thunder. Avhne the very earth AVOS deluged Avith water. Three distinct thunderbolts struck the menagerie In a flash, splintering the giant center pole and piling the dpad and injured in perfect AvindroAVS. The storm Avas at its height when a groom rushed to A. L. Rlngliug cry- iny "forty horses doAvu," but .the loss of the horses compared AA-ith that of humanity Avas nothing to the brave showman. The great white chariots which but a few hours before were the pride of the parade, were now transformed into funeral cars transporting the dead to the morgue and the injured to the city hall. The roar of thunder, the flash of lightning and the shrieks of the wild beasts added to the horror and caused pandemonium to reign. One of the elephants was stricken doAvn, but afterward revived. As the funeral carriage wended its Avay to the city hall, bearing the dead and wounded, thousands of people and many heart-broken relatives followed hi the midst of the AA r orst rain storm ever knoAvn in this county. It Avas an aAA'ful scene and resembled the darkest days of the AA'ar and AVOS almost a reproduction of the great conflagration of ancient Rome and Avas a spectacle apalling in grandeur. This beautiful little city but a feAv hours ago In its holliday garb where only joy and mirth held SAvay is UOAA' clothed in mourning. The strong hearted shoAvnien wopt over the .Twful fate of their guests and oven the heartv canvass men were full of pity for the fate of the blackened and burned faces of the dead. A little boy who was leading his blind father and Avho was his only companion AAMS not spared and was laid low by the death dealing blow of heaven's artillery. Later Mrs. Glendenning. wife cxf .Tame's Glondenning. and Mrs. Deans are reported dying. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. River Falls, AA r is., June 21.—A terrlffic thunder storm, raged here this after- noun. Just as Ringling Brothers' circus finished its performance and the people Avere passing out a terrlffic bolt of lightning struck one of the center poles of the tent and more than fifty people Avere prostrated. Seven Avere lulled instantly, many more were injured and the balance are now regaining the use of their limbs which were temporarily paralized by the shock. The scene of consternation which foi* loAved the bolt surpasses description and a serious panic was uarroAvly aA'ert- ed. As soon as order Avas restored the unconscious and Avounded Avore taken care of and four full grown men and three boys, all dead, were removed. The killed: CLARK MAPES. ! EUGENE REYNOLDS. '. A. GLENDENNING, town clerk. O. K. GROAT3 and son. ID. A. DEANS. O. P. WIGGINS. CURT ALDRIDGES. \VALLACE SMITH. Mrs. Glendennlng and a son were seriously injured. Patrick Collins was seriously injrued and two strangers Avere also badly in. jured. THE Statement 6*f Its Assets and Liabilities Milwaukee, June 22.—So good and satisfactory is the showing of the assign.' ee's report of the. Plankinton bank, which has been filed, that a number 4 9f depositors were this morning offered TO 'per Cent in cash for their claims, and it is the belief of experienced bust, ness men, as well as of bankers, that not only will depositors receive nil that is due them, but that the bank's stock, holder! AA'ill come out with at least a 60 per cent, dividend, The only really bad claim held by the bank is considered to be that against the Lappen establishments, and even that, It Is believed, will pay consider, ably more than $100,000 if the stock bought by the assignee be carefully handled. Experienced men say there is nearly ?200,000 worth of goods hi the Grand Avenue establishment that fell under the sheriff's hammer at the sale. A careful inventory Avill be made and the stock put In' the hands of experl. enced men for sale. In the table given in the statement by Mr. Flanktnton, the surplus profits, capital stock and surplus assets do not shoAV separately, and -for that reason the table may not be generally under, stood. In the table, as furnished, ap. pears the statement that the excess of assets OA'er liabilities is over $410,507.90. These figures may be divided as f ol. lows: Profit and loss, $150,000; surplus, $06,507.99; capital stock, $200,000, total, $416,507.99. Under the laAV the stock, holders are liable for the amount of their stock Avith the same amount added, Avhich, hi this case, would ren. der them liable to the full amount of $400,000. >Tf it should turn out that Mr. Day be not worth anything, nearly $100,000 Avould come off the amount to be realized from the stockholders. It is believed by those AA'ho have made the situation a study that all the de. posltors will come out all right, but that it will be some time before they can realize in full. The Plankinton owes other banks as folloAvs: Bavarian bank, La Crosse, Wis $ 759 00 Commercial, Oshkosh 1,333 Oo Bank of Grant County, Lancaster, AA'is G,208 80 Manufacturers' Nat'l Bank, Racine 2,487 59 First National Bank, Baraboo 1,205 72 Bank of KcAvaunee, KeAvatt- ineo, AA r is 54 17 Mauistique Bunk, Manistique, Mich S3S 37 Citizens' State Bank, Fort. Atkinson, AAls 2,414 03 Yankton National Bank, Yankton, Dak 95 94 German American Bank, Port AVashhigton, AVis 1,222 04 First National Bank, AA'auba- sha, Minn 1,375 34 Clark County Bank, Neillsville, AA'is 1,818 G5 Peninsula Bank, Ishpeming, Mich 490 93 First National Bank, Marquette, Mich 2,021 07 State Bank, Crystal Falls, Mich 148 SO Exchange Bank, Gladstone, Mich ....10,708 30 Metropolitan Bank, Minneapolis 3,880 57 State Bank, Richland Center,' AVis 3,578 33 State Bank, Chilton, AVis 2,581 51 Bank- of Minocqua, Wis 1,124 11 Market & Fulton National Bank, New York City 4,728 95 Fourth Street National Bank, Philadelphia 2,259 S3 United States National Bank, NOAV York 1,091 03 Merchants' Bank, Watertown, \A T is 3,135 70 Bank of A T iola, A r iola, AVis.'.. . 407 79 Bank of Prairie du Chie'n, AAMs S9S 88 American Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago 14,744 79 Montfort State Bank, Montfort, AVis 7,880 73 Bhtncharvllle Bank, Blanch- ardvillo, AVis 1,129 00 LeAvis Ross' extremities were para, lyzed, but he is not fatally Injured. Another badly injured young man Is William B. L. Home. A firo started but was soon extin. gulshed. Forty-one horses and one elephant Avore knocked down. BLENSKI'S NEW JOB. 1IO\V COULD II10 AFFORD IT? "Mow can yoif afford .'to stay at Long Branch every year, Junes? I'm told tlio hotel prices are enormous." "They are. I keep a hotel there." —Truth. A 'DUPLICATION. "-Mr. Liner," said the editor to his new reporter, "be careful to avoid tail j tology." "Yes, sir." "In this report you speak of Mr. Darloy as a Avcalthy and influential man,"—Truth. ! NOAV First Officer of tho AYoather Bureau Executive DiA'ision. Milwaukee, June 21.—Senator Krnzka ] this morning received a telegram from AVashington announcing that the office now occupied by Michael Blonski had boon changed and merged into another office known as the first oflico of the executive division of tho Avoathor bu- roan. Mr. Blonski has boon given charge of this oflico and is HOAV knoAvn as the first ollicer of tho executive division of the Avoather bureau. The salary remains tho same, $2,500. Mr. Bleuskl is reported to be entirely satisfied Avith the change, as his UOAV ofllce gives him moro authority. Total $817,209 5U The following is a list of the heavj debtors of the bank: F. A. Lappen & Co $203,128 11 Lappon Furniture Company. 10,210 01 Frederick T. Day 278,000 00 IT. Benedict Company 105,500 00 Buffalo Mining Company... 55,000 00 There is no estimate of the present A'alue of Mr. Day's collateral security and it is not knoAvn Avhat can be realized on his property. The amounts due the bank from the IT. Benedict Company are.as follows: July 21, 1891, tAA-o notes, each for $25,000; April 14, 1S92, a note $5,500; Do- cembcr 31, 1892, a note for $25,000; two notes, May 17, 1893, for !?10,000 each, and one for $5,000, a total of $105,500. Tho only collateral security for those loans is forty-two notes, mado by a do/en or more persons, tho total face value of Avhich is about $15,000. Tho Buffalo Mining company secured a loan of $50,000 from the bank on March 0, 1893, 'for Avhich five notes, secured by collateral, Avere given. Tho Lappon notes are secured by collateral. Tho value of the collateral security is not giA'dn, so no estimate can bo formed as to ho'w much can bo realized upon them. Tho indebtedness of F. T. Day to the bank Is on eleven notes, all of Avhich aro payable on demand, AA'ith the exception of a noto mado May 17, 1893, for $10,000.' Avhloh Avill become duo July 17, 1893. Day's assets Avill probably show up Avell. Carrulhors (in AA'aite's den)—"That's a very pretty desk you have there, but I don't sec aiiiy pigeon-holes for bills and the llko." AVaite—"No; but ymVlJ observe a very pretty Avaste basket to tho loft."—Truth WHO KILLED MEAD? THAT IS THE QUESTION ASKED , AT WAUFAOA. DEFENSE GIVES AN INDICATION AS TO ITS COURSE. It Will Seek to Prote That Mo.ul Wns Shot Before Being Hit With a Club. Mead Shown to Have Been a Very Eccentric Mail— Steps in a Great Trial. AA r aupaea, AVis., June 22.—The prose- cutioii called O. T. ITaiubletun, who was u resident of AVaupaco in 1S82, as a witness hi the Mead case this morning. He went to the bank with Mr. Manchester directly after the discover, of the murder, mud his testimony rein • ed mainly to the position and appearance of Mead's body Avheii found. The questions asked on cross examination Indicate that the defense will combat the theory that Mead was struck on the head with a club before he was shot and that am effort will be made to show that he AA'as killed outright by a charge of shot flrod through the Aviudow. Harubleton testilied mat there were cuts on the top of Mead's head and was asked many questions regarding the location of the blood stains on the Avails. He said that he had picked tip some of the shot that Avas found scattered iu the room and produced an envelope containing this shot, Avhich was offered in eA'ideiice. Harnbleton said that on the evening of the murder he .was reading a newspaper at Dr. Manchester's house, where he roomotl, and that about midinight he heard the report of a gun. He testified that it Avas Prior's business as night Avatchman to see to the lighting of the street lamps, and that the night of October T, 1882, was stormy and unusually dark. O. H. RoAve, Avho Avas undor-sheriff Avhen the murder Avas committed, told hoAV he found things Avhem he Avent to the bank after Mead Avas found dead, but there Avas nothing specially HOAV in his testimony. J. M. Hatch, clerk of the court, AA'as the next Avitness. and he testified that Ranker Mead's books had been in his possession since last NOA'CIU- ber, Avhen they Avere turned over to him. by Attorney Sanborn. C. W. Lake was then recalled to the stand and said that in his capacity as administrator he had occasion to thoroughly oxamini-. Mead's books and papers aim! that a certain book In AA'hich the banker kept petty accounts Avas missing. The (district attorney handed Mr 1 . Lake a small record book which the Avit- ness examined and said Avas issued by the banker for the purpose of keeping am account of the bonds in his possession. In this book Mead entered both the numbers and amounts of his bonds. Witness told where'he kept the books while they were in his possession and said that at different times they were iin charge of James Cheslcy, AVUO was one of the administrators, and Mayor Reed. He said tha,t lie had never authorized anybody to destroy any books or papers belonging to Mead and relating to the accounts for 1882. When court adjourned for dinner Mr. Quarles asked Lake to examine the books produced in court and see if he could find the petty ledger. Part of the testimony given Wednesday afternoon by witness Lake, Banker Mead's nepheAV and administrator of his estate, Avas stricken out by order of the court. The testimony related to photographs and was not very important. Judge Bardeeii held .that the prosecution must put the photographer on the stand and prove that the pictures were representations of the banker's safe if they were to bo offered in evidence. The Avitness AVUO followed Mr. Lake on the stand Avas Mrs. Sophia Ovrom, whose maiden name Avas .Scv- orson and Avho AA r as employed at the Yosburg House at the time of the murder, It Avas she AA'ho was sent to the bank Avhen Mead failed to come for his meals on the day after the crime Avas committed, and who found his dead body. She simply told how she discovered the fact of the murder at about 2 o'clock In the afternoon, and she Avas not cross examined. The state then proved the authenticity of Us photographs by putting Photographer Knudsen on the stand and Frank Vosburg, the hotel proprietor was the next witness called. Ho testified to the existence of a ledger for the year 3882 kept by Banker Mead, and this caused a scrimmage between the attorneys, regarding the account books that were for a time in the possession of the de- I fondant's attorneys. Mr. Quartos said 'the ledger for 1882 AA'as missing and Mr. Folkor considered this a reflection upon Judge Cote. Judge Bardeen stopped tho discussion by sharply ordering the examination of the witness to proceed. Mr. Yosburg testified that the register of his hotel for the month of October, 1882, had disappeared and there is much conjecture as to what bearing this point has on tho case. Ho said he did not know just when tho register disappeared,'and that ho had been unable to find any trace of it, though ho had made diligent search. Mr. Yos- burg was the last Avitness before (he court adjourned for tho day. The jurors sleep in the court room on cot beds, and fhclr slumbers arc guarded by the cllzors, as the ofi'icers in charge are called. In the daytime this court room is one of tho hottest places extant and the jury emerged from the first long and sweltering session looking • somewhat fagged out. In fact, the sandy country about Wau- paca Is at this season €f the yea* S what potter than the; place which Of certain evangelist loed*ted in Eaciire« The jufbrs take their meals at the Vosburg House but -they eat in a room apart toy themselves. The AViiliams brothers, sheriff and deputy sheriff* ayniast Avhom prejudice was alleged! by the defense, are on hand to keep, order in the court, but have nothing, to do with the jury. Enough evidence' has been given to 1 demonstrate that H. C. Mead Wda ffl very eccentric man and that ho coil* ducted what was probably the most peculiar banking institution that ever existed In Wisconsin. He constituted the entire working force 'of the bjmk and he did not post his books at the close of business, but according to Landlord Vosbui-g he used to spend the early part of the evening gossiping Avith the men AA-ho held doAA-u dry goods boxes in front of the stores on; Main street. Then late at night, when; the cash of most banks is safe behind vault doors and time locks, he would go to the back room of his little" building, spread out his money and checks before him and proceed to fix up his accounts. It is said that Ins gossip Avas often qtiitc pungent and that he was in the habit of expressing his mlncl very freely about the drinking habit and drinking men. Kinney Sherman is now In jail here and there Is .an end to the mystery that has been maintained Avith regard to him. It turns out that the report of his arrest near Duhith was entirely true and he was in the Oshkosh Jail for some time before being brought to \Vaupaca. He is indicted as an accessory along AA'ith Lea, Chesley, Poll and Holmes. The first Avitness called when'Court convened this afternoon was T. W. Lake a nephew of Banker Mead, AA'ho Ih'ed In Waupaca in 1882, but now resides In Michigan. Tho diagram 'of Mead's bank and the building that- stood near it was hung upon the AA r alI and Mr. Lake testified that he prepared it, haA'ing draAvn it to a scale as far as possible and having located the furniture and' other objects in the bank building according to his recollection. His testimony was interrupted by a request from the defense that the officers in charge of the jury be allOAved to take the jurors over to see the bank building as it noAV is, and to inspect its surroundings. The court granted this request and declared a recess while the. jury Avent out. ARMY BILL'S CHANCES. Significance Dr. Miquel Places on the Recent Election. Berlin, June 22.—Ur. Johannes Miquel, Prussian minister of finance, one of the foremost statesmen, not only of Prussia but of the empire, who has been more than once mentioned as the probable successor of Chancellor von Ca- priA'i, AA'hen the latter makes up his mind to retire from office, is frank in his utterances regarding the significance of the late elections. He says that the balloting hitherto had proved that generally the Intelligent classes Avere in favor of the army bill as proposed by the government. Among these classes, however, there Avas one exception. This was the class or political section that is under the influence of the Roman Catholic church- that Is the center party. Dr. Miquel added that he did ,not mean to imply that this party was unpatriotic, but he did believe that their consciences had been overruled through the confessional; It Avas an undisputed fact that a powerful party at the Vatican is strongly against the 1 strengthening of Germany, hence the party works secretly against, the bill. In speaking of the campaign Dr. Miquel said that the most remarkable feature of It AA'as the complete wiping out of the candidates of tho Richterists or radical people's party. It would be a great pity, he further said, if Herr Richter, the leader of this faction, should be personally excluded from tho reich- stag by the result of' the bye-election that is necessary in his constituency. Dr. Miquel showed his broadmindedness by his reference to Herr Richter, who is his political opponent. He praised Herr Richter's parliamentary ability and said among other things that ho was a most clover speaker,, though his ideas dirt not always bear fruit. With reference to the position of the army bill, Dr. Miquel said it was possible that the government through sldll- ful management, Avould evolve a majority. This majority Avould, In his opinion, bo obtained on agrarian lines, against the socialist, radical and uarlicu- larist minority. Dr. Miquel. declared that he deeply regretted the fact that the newspapers supporing the government had been too assiduous in attacking and blackening. Dr. Lieber, one of the centrist leaders, AV!U> Imd voted against the army'bill, and Avho led the centrist faction that, he was so much opposed to the measure. He'had known Dr. Lieber for years, tie said, and knew that he Avas quite tractable and open to conviction. In speaking of the many political divisions that have sprung up since the dissolution of the reiehstag, Dr. Mlquol said he was conuvinced that the present party organizations would soon disappear. He held that the decadence of the centre party would, cause Hie supply of im important addition to tlio new groups that will support tho government. It will thus bo scon from the context of tho interview that Dr. Miquel is sanguine or the ultimate adoption of tho army bill even (hough tho elections and bye e oelions result In the wtm-n of a rmjorl y against the measure. IL- bo - «m, that this result will be obtained lv tho making of concessions to the va- "ous groups Miul thus forming a cartel imrty that will throw a veo- decii^ n± UfBlll(] T t <* the govornment's de-

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