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Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - January 18, 1902, Des Moines, Iowa THE DBS MOINES DAILY YEAR NO 16 DES IOWA SATURDAY MORNING JANUARY 18 1902 PRICE THREE STATE'S CASE ASSISTS DE- IN ALIBI CLAIM te She Testified tation That Thomas IB After 10 a witness for the ied the sensation at the of the preliminary ex- 0 the charge of murder inst Charles Thomas The le on her positively to the in the Thomas the time the state has wae in an effort the body She stated that at 6 p m and found on the bed complaining He went to bed in the ri a couch at about 10 saw him there after he She went to bed in the m She got up between m Sunday the day the und and only about an n the state claims Thomas the corner of Second and twenty blocks away en river with the body of a She stated positively into his room and that sleeping on the couch LTV him before she re- ate breakfast with them nt out to telephone to 1 and tell him of Mabel's soon after the conclusion nony by one of its own lied for and obtained a until this morning at 10 who that she lat in general appearance lomas In a with a leaning back and another home at West Second treets fixed the time at m Miss Hammond's s to the satisfaction of all and are not directly in- he trial of the case that Dean saw could not have In fifty minutes at the have to travel lue north from the Dean ich the point where the nd to retrace making the distance back house thirty-two blocks len have to travel twenty to get to the Thomas avenue at the ammond saw him in bed es this he would have f his horse and get into Miss Hammond's her attention for testified that she was 3 m but did not get up e total distance he would el In fifty minutes is not ee miles up hill and down paved streets for a great distance The defense t this would have been an and that it has by the own rules of evidence Miss testimony must stand for 1 not be permitted to impeachment Its own field the First clock before the of vas commenced Judge ducted the examination of the state Will MeHenry ne for the defendant Mrs by her son had he state's attorney ier sister and wife were her with Mr McHenry one of the official ook the testimony Mrs her of Mabel Scofield was ness called She testified Macksburg am a with Mabel Lr mother Mabel was 21 at her death last saw her at day of her death at the had been with her at the ne on th me to the depot to bid supposed she would go Fhomas home i as to what she said to I as to where she he left the train was ob- the ground that it was not that it was claimed to a of a statement sustained the objection said he could produce if necessary The court the question was s be sustained by i if Mrs Scofield I say anything about going 3 Thomas house was ob- the same ground 3d she last saw Mabel ober 21 1899 at she knew as to Mabel's remain in Des Moines she to remain here and ield was asked what she ie Hammond say to Mabel e the key to the Thomas I be left objected to on the ground was not present at ation ient followed in which the tended there must be Mabel Scofield came to her une morning before the d be admitted The court n absence of testimony it death came that e conversation related to a act charged the objection pending the definitely fixing the ed came to her death witness De- jn a dark skirt light jacket silk waist a collar and black shoes I saw the body arrived home at she testified hoes Mabel had on were es Mrs was then LS she took her seal she and cried for some time se asked her but one That was not the shoes worn by inted shoes Her response ley were The defense con- material in supporting its that the single trail of in the near found there at the time the across the 2 made by Mabel and that at time The lestion were those of a pair shoes Mabel's shoes with mud when the ound ho Surprise Bolton was the next witness is considered one of the witnesses for the state in ing its contention that d to the Thomas house after r mother at the depot and ed there by Thomas who ad- knock-out drops to her His in full was as Wi Seventh I im a tt at present far did you live from the Thomas home on avenue in A Right across the alley Q you acquainted Mabel in her life A 1 knew her by sight but not to speak to her Q How did you know her by A Well I didn't know her last name was but I always knew that her name Mabel ana the other one was Maggi there were two of them At the time of the San Juan battle I sold them two tickets for the entertainment Q living next door you would know her well by sight A Yes sir Q I will ask you to state to the court whether or not you saw Mabel on the ddy of October A Yes sir Q time in the day did you sec A I think It was about tea minutes of eight in the morning Q Where did you see A In the rear of the Thomas house in the alley Q How close were you to As close as 1 am to you Where did A To tha Thomas home Q From what direction did she A From High street going north Q The Thomas house is on Woodland avenue facing A Tea sir You said you live at EOT Seventh Q Where did you live In October A 1018 Woodland avenue Q You lived then the very next A next door there was an alley In between as Q Had you ever spoken to Mabel fleld in her life? A No sir Q How do you know it A Q Mabel her by sight T can tell you if I the right to do so how knew the difference There was a time that 1 had two complimentary tickets to this battle out there and I to sell these to Mrs Thomas That was dui ng fair week and the two girls had Just come and I stood on the poi SS on the looking through the floor and Maggie Hammond was sit- ting by the table and Mrs Thomas says I guess Maggie and some of the rest guess will BO- and I got a square Hammond TUen there was an- look at Maggie TJ time that I saw Maggie Hammond It was the day after the and I saw her on the after the girl haa 6 Q How know that this was the 21st of October that you saw A Because I know that this was the dav she and I remember that to connection with the CJ where did you see her A Where the alley crosses Q Md you see her go into the house I saw her so up to the house but I didn't see her enter the Q You don't know that enter A No I couldn't swear to it Q Was there anybody at home? t her go up tha back lot and up towards th tack Now which alley was it that she the alley that runs north and south between Twelfth and Tenth streets there is no Eleventh street there Q How was she dressed when you saw A Had a light hat couldn't de scriba was a sort of crush hat and a broad a brown Jacket It wasn exactly brown it was kind of reddish an theri brown mixed in with it just came tc her waist or a little below probably Q A reddish jacket with brown A No it wasn't striped or sported anything I don't know what you would call sort of flesh colored jacket Q A reddish flesh color Q And where was the brown in A There was threads in it Q The hat you say was a colors You say this jacket just came down to the belt A It might have come a little lower 1 didn't come but little if any below th Q was the color of her A Tt was black I think Q Do you remember that it wasn t tan LOSS OF LIFE IN MEXICO THREE HUNDRED PERISH IN AN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER All the BaniM In KBd Are lu stoic Church or Mexico City Jan of the most terrible catastrophes in the history of the state of Guerrero is reported to occurred late yesterday afternoon when an extremely violent earthquake shock felt at ing a great loss of life and injuring oi San Francisco Henry C Frick and John B Jackson of burg and H P of Cleveland IS VKUEI of Control Pacific Washington Jan 17 The advantages of government control of the Pacific presented today be- fore the commerce commission of house Admiral Bradford who has had charge of the cable soundings eral head of the signal service has devoted much attention to this subject Captain Russell who has done much of the cable work in the Philippines and Thomas F Clark vice president of the Western Union FRYE'S IS INDORSED SUBSIDY MEASURE TO BE PORTED TO SENATE RE- Af Uio BUI and Alio to Out tha General far thv Jan senate committee on commerce today ised a favorable report on Senator Frye's ship subsidy The report u 111 be made by Senator The ot the com- voted against reporting the A TIME based on public services to In return Full with all ments of thv would fix the initial between the general subsidy increase In expenditure on In The completion oti 000 tons of ocean steamers for trade in one yw Involving In subsidies will place the United in advance of a nation The sea bounty is to encourage an Industry from the hat ot to the battle of has furnished more men for the national defense than any other American Industry The annual expenditure is estimated lit This amount offsets paid to promote fisheries by Canada which uses for that the Interest on paid by the Uni- ted to Canada under the Hall- fax award of 1878 The president of the United has of regulations to enforce not HOLLAND FAVORS PEACE DR KUYPER URGES BOERS TQ OFFER TO MAKE TERMS Dutch Prowler Out That Any of the Will Intervene la South TrUl following A Yes sir Q Did you notice her A No sir Q Any veil A No sir Q And ribbons on A No sir Q How did you come to notice so that A Because it was in ths morning Q And you remember better in the morning than you do in the afternoon do you? A No sir I had never seen the girls coming through the alley in the morning and in connection with her disappearance it brought lo my mind that I had seen her coming up the alley Q How did you come to notice her wearing apparel so A Because she was right in front of me all the way up the alley a quarter of a block Q What was you doing going up the A Going to breakfast Q Always went through the alley ing to A Yes sir never went the front way Examination Q You know it was Mabel Scofield A I am positive Mrs Canine Called Mrs M A Canine of Ninth and Charles streets was called She fied as Lived at 1102 Ninth October 22 am a housewife re- member that Mabel body was found in the river at that time was up during the night about 3 a m I stood at the window and saw a buggy go by two men in it and with a woman between them next street north is avenue could tell only that one man was taller than the other the woman leaned toward one of the men nothing caused me to ob- serve them T think one had on a slouch T do not know that I have seen either man since I could not identify them They had one it was a dark horse the top of the buggy was let no board over the back end of the box did not notice the color of the did not notice the woman's hat or the other man's hai the street light was Dean Not Identify Mrs Dean the woman living at ond and Ridge streets who has figured prominently in the Scofield case almost from the day the body was found was the next An effort was made to secure an identification of Thomas by her as one of the men she saw driving past her house on the night in question with a woman in the riage but this was not secured She pointed at Thomas and said that from the view she got of him and the eral appearance of one of the men she saw in the buggy she would say that he very much resembled the man shs saw in the buggy at Second and Ridge streets at 5 a m Sunday October 22 1899 There was an effort on the parl of the state to secure a more direct identification from her but this was not forthcoming and a lively tilt re- between the attorneys Mr Henry charging Judge Spurrier with putting words into the mouth of th witness she had not said and of trying lo lead her and suggest his answers by his questions Mrs Dean replied to the questions put to her as Saw persons pass our house in a buggy Sunday there were three sons in a one-horse two were men one a the woman was in the middle sitting in a bent back sition was standing in our door they drove by the buggy was standing etil I first saw one man said This is the the other said It is the first said Tt is and drove Second street one man hni on a stiff hat the other a slouch hat Continued on Page 7 persona Details from the stricken district are meager but tering reports received here indicate that SOD persons were killed and as many more injured The state the Parish church and many business and residences are in ruins and there is much suffering as a result of the awful seismic disturbance One of the edifices that suffered most the federal telegraph office explains the paucity of news hat has so far reached this city Meager details finally began to arrive here The telegraph lines and atus at Chilpancingo were badly aged but the employes all of whom were uninjured quickly proceeded to erect an Improvised telegraph office on lie outskirts of the city The number of deaths greater n the parish church than In any single plase as a crowd of worshipers wae there for the afternoon vice The solid roof came toppling down on the worshipers and several people were killed The war department has ordered troops in the neighborhood to ate in the work of rescue Until this work is completed It will be Impossible to accurately learn the number of It is however that this is one of the most destructive seismic phenomena that has occurred in co The greater part of the population of are now camping out n tents around the town which is five days journey from the national capital Earthquake shocks were felt in many other cities and towns In Mexico City he earthquake took place at o'clock yesterday afternoon and was of such violence as to shake the most tial buildings The Pan-American con- gress was in session at the time and many of the delegates were greatly alarmed The first movement here was one of trepidation and was very sharp It was followed by an easy oscillatory movement north-northeast to south-southwest The duration was fifty-five seconds The damage in this city was only slight The state of Guerrero has always been the focus of seismic disturbances Reports received here tonight state that the shock was very severe at No casualties are so far re- ported from there The duration of the shock was less than that in Mexico City having lasted fifty seconds against fifty-five seconds at the cap- ital Up to 11 o'clock tonight no further had come from Chilpancingo The earthquake was also intense at Iguala in the state ot Guerrero the parish church and many buildings in the city and neighborhood Among the latter was the sugar mill of General an American The mill had Just been completed and fitted up with American machinery at a cost of The property loss is immense throughout the state of Guerrero The Associated Press correspondent has just seen a private telegram Chilpancingo from a gentleman to relatives in this city I and family are safe Many houses de- The fact that he does not refer to loss of life is considered and it is now believed that the first estimate of deaths was greatly gerated Officers of Bink New York Jan ing the recently organized Banking corporation were made public today The corporation will have a capital of and a surplus of Both are reported to have been over subscribed Included in the board of directors are Valentine T Snyder president of the Western National bank New York James W Alexander president and James H Hyde president of the Life Assurance society George Crock er president of the Pacific Improve ment company Edward Gould H E graph company were among those resent Mr Clark said the plan presented by he Commercial Cable company con- exclusive arrangements with the lines In the far east the effect of which would restrict the business to his one line preventing competition and such advantages to the ment and public aa would accrue from competition Mr Clark emphasized tha prospective commercial development of he and American trade in that luarter and emphasized the alleged dis- advantage that would accrue from any control which would he said le up tho for an indefinite and place the far eastern links of the cable system entirely under for- eign control General Grealey stated that about miles of cable and telegraph were now under government charge He strongly favor government con- trol of the Pacific project and showed he extent to which governments were extending their control of cables One of the recent extensions was by many on the China coast while France and other countries were making lar cable extensions General Greely said an American cable to the would much good in the islands He cited in- stances of tha current news appearing n the Philippines coming by foreign cables presenting the affairs of many and other countries but not mentioning the most in the United States General Greely stated that during the war it became necessary fnr him to secure control of the Haitien cable for thirty days at a day In time of war he said it was impossible to observe due secrecy when cable lines were under foreign control He had discussed the subject with President who was favorable to an American American con- trol in peace and war Admiral Bradford was favorable to having the cable laid operated arid controlled by the government not commercial considerations but as a naval and military necessity He said the British navy had great advantages over other navies by reason of being linked by cable with alt insular sessions If there was a war with Great Britain tomorrow Admiral Bradford said it would be impossible for us to communicate by cable with the Philippines Admiral wild the department had made all soundings had found a practicable route which was all ready for the to begin operations on II It from Monterey Cal which he considered a better point than San Francisco He did not recommend a cable of American make as the in- dustry was not developed here and it was essential to get the the world produced Extradition Retailed Springfield Jan today refused to honor a requisition on the governor of North for tlw extradition of John Stover now under ar- rest in and wanted in town N D to answer to ttie charge of money by false pretenses Re- papers were not properly drawn and for reason wat not honored Stover was in North Dakota and Is with having received various of money for which failed to Victim of Walla Recovered San Francisco Jan body one of the cabin of the l steamship Walla Walla from tho sen on Wednesday Ing by the steam It wai found supported bv life preserver off of the Klamath river from where the WalU Walla It to city ami identified aa that of Gsl lasher who under the name of Joh Gray took for H represented a SI bouie advertising firm They also voted solidly for motion by Senator Mallory to strike out he general subsidy provision of the The committee made amendments Lo tho The most im- Allowing mail vessels un- der the to be either Iron or steel of steel only as originally vided and another reducing to registered tons the vessels ng a bounty under the The report prepared by Senator Fryc was read to the committee It says that the purpose of tha its to ish the maritime supremacy of the United States In trada with Asia nnd n the Gulf of Mexico and the jean to establish thoroughly be- tween tho United States and South American republics and to give the United States a respectable Ion on the North Atlantic The claim s made that results will accomplished within ton yoars Tho re- port also asserts that the will so extend shipbuilding aa to transfer in from abroad to States the of an the ters of other have been transferred and also that it will give to the United States a measure of maritime Independence to our industrial and agricultural of Report Senator Frye furnished the press with the following summary of tho The of this complete American ocean mall service involving much ship building will require eral years It will render the United States as independent of foreign powers for its ocean mall service as IB Great Britain The cost of the American service by American mall will be the cost of the British ami colonial service by British mall ers is from ocean postage by United Stales are now estimated at The annual under tho new American system proposed including minor services will be about The annual under the British colonial system in The postal subsidy provisions finable the postmaster general to establish an American ocean mail superior to thq systems of Great Britain France and Germany The American ocean mall system outlined contemplates on the Pacific coast weekly mail to Philippines Japan China and Hong and a service to Pago Pago Zealand and tralia maximum would bo On the Atlantic the plates mail services to Jamaica Havana and Europe weekly to Mexico once in ten days lo zuela and fortnightly to Brazil at a maximum cost of compares In detail ican services proposed with British that the will revolutionize In favor as against the Suez route tho ocean mail connections with China arid Japan and will effect Australian con- It will the United Stales two auxiliary merchant cruisers com- pared with Great Britain's fifty Trip Part of lno deals with the subsidy to all can vessels and sail except steamers It quotes President showing that the ooat of building American whips is greater than thw cost of building ships abroad that American wages on shipboard are higher and that the government should remedy inequalities except bounties and sub- sidles based on en t tors are In violation of our international tions so direct subsidies It is the only practical method The subsidy is not a naked bounty lor it COM BELAYED ta Froitt Jan the mian canal commission of which Admiral John G Walker Is met today it was the intr that tho session should continue until a majority nt hud tho nature of which will be to president Admiral Walkor today would bo to their report with the until tomorrow It wits on authority that Ad- miral of if n unanimous report to the president and hopes by matter until tomorrow to the known to among thu members of the The tee to hear In behalf of tho projects met ing1 ths tor thn ot of tho Isthmian Ship com- pany They control Parian designated aa Kan Ulan route They claim to he to a nt sea level which will bo only thirty miles In length from to Their route from harbor to plun IK to run a tunnel live thin tunnel to bp 202 In the clear and with water would be drawn through thn by an trolley HUP Tho thn entire canal could be nt ixn of from to ami that tho tunnel could be completed In three time Whin asked a to thuy do so but hut within years they would bo able to the upon they would low tho ennui to be liy thin routo Senator Morgan of thn senate on a brief report to com- us tho result of In- of tho of the tna wale proposition lift had called upon the and Ad- miral Walkor chairman ot tho mian canal commission mid learned that the had Im- pressed upon tho thn Cor an early report thn time at tho of the wook ami In with these tho commission probably would be pared to report by Ho also stated that lie had the government bad no proposition to the United In connection with Ibn and lhat nothing been heard from Iho government at Colombia on that subject A of tors and Foster worn appointed to lake thu various nn I The In for several hours tonight nt until tomorrow It Is understood that a conclusion been reached on the federation nnd that a report will ho marie to row Former Senator In to a question lhat tho of Hie route for proposed had not received nny it I the hamlet of Iho tonight OH this hud been or Iti it previous of tho commission Inn company IMS from According to trustworthy tion Dr the Dutch premier recently to tha desirability in of svt of giving some information to the British government of tha basta upon which would no- Dr out tho improbability ot any of in South Africa iu the Umt be allowed Informally to hla In In of a Dutch met Abraham of thn and others at where a long eoofwawe was held utter which Dr to The of hla visit if any la not yet kuown It Is the liners that land under nn would act nn Dr tho tu of thp la short Iv at Inn 17 The of tho former governor of on the of the public of to murder lohn English who on the o opened ut tf thu hud of i to explode In tho court the Hits of not ono nurt to produce n of Tho pi not guilty atul the solicitor Sir Henry farmm to detail the to in thf court whom ul- leneil to have to oC by tho In Houth Africa Thn Amsterdam of the Mall It IH known that recent visit In of ho Dutch premier Dr resulted directly from Mr Krugar ami the been tit waive I heir for In- by the who nre lighting A of hurt been for tomorrow at The Hague nl If tuny hf In fur MAKES lln Ing of Tun Francis In lo 11 re- quest from the tho regarding re ports that the ex- would bo postponed from to I much to that a hud to effect that 1 had virtually that Iho would be from to 3904 I nor contemplated On half of the 1 to Hay that It can be- ready for the tion In and will be rendy When Home men united me today If tho fair would and made a reply I wax if could not prepare better fair In Wot than in 1903 I replied und HO can we u belter fair for 2004 than for I'M I cannot any should bn an nn the would be postponed from date fixed by congress ami announced by the president In In- foreign to Some of the have replies and of my visit to IK to the state department and the tration to bring on such lo their If however they ro- lo do BO It nol mean that SI would not have exhibits from thaw nK our would to and other exhibitors therein Mr ment or tho or con- gress should desire fair to be In order to give foreign ments a longer time In which to parn T have no doubt the local cor- would accede to Huch wishew Do you such a contingency will ho governor was asked No 1 do not ir but be- lieve that everything will in ness and tho open on N Jsin of f elected Uio following officers to during tho ensuing lor John 1J Vincent Zurich Superintendent of tion K man of hoard J of vice Wilwm M Day of Cleveland president K i or N Y rf Toronto F f si Ira M of Akron O n 111 he by the death of the lion M V of MIshawaka of on In Jan if the which for months him shipping clothing food lo tho held by the In Bermuda went VV H Kuy visit tho and report on the Air Key who han JUKI returned he permitted nil the on- six and to talk with the Thare nre now H bout moil and in th prison All the ot no ing what limy woro whan captured Home of them hail not hml n of underwear for During Mr but huts Hockn towels ions und urn Tlm short nt of Ur units for hum of food MM condensed milk nil klndrf of leu rice fuse evil porn led eorn en led und for I lie old men Money Is mid union contributions CO DIE uml 111 o'clock night n uml huggy at y bant no driver The buggy found to con- tMln the body of who lived mil Fred Clifford WUK to nn ami In the of Me from imil put under The hy an wound Iho In I he bend It IH doubtful whether hi will live When re- to Mint M letter be found In the to inn The In Unit her find uml In It lii debt mid meant lo commit he hnd told tho Kirl what he going lo do nml nho loo The Uric nf the loiter con- a from lo Im bulled Fred MihK Clifford wafl a of n highly non and 20 of Freil Is 20 of A HUH of of With Denver Jan the of the chief of pollen police have In ken Into custody H Howard on the charge of uml Howard rented at a rooming where he wan living under the of took arrest coolly hlx surprise lo him lie re- to bo after milling that the charge was mont would not say whether he Is or IH guilty Jan P who was arrested In Denver dl the th police formerly manager for the company of Boston with nt 37 ard IH tho of of the com- money Jan the Imports of in wrc Ht f ranch with I In und the in FORECAST Snow and colder
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