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   Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - January 18, 1902, Des Moines, Iowa                                THE DBS MOINES DAILY LEADEB. -FOURTH YEAR, NO, 16. DES M01NES, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 18. 1902. PRICE. THREE STATE'S CASE MMONO ASSISTS DE- IN ALIBI CLAIM. te TOtneu, She Testified tation That Thomas KIgkt IB After 10 nmond, 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 eross-examlna- tifled positively to the rhoraas in the Thomas the time the state has wae en-gaged in an effort the body. She stated that icrne 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 >d 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 testiBed that she lat in general appearance lomas In a bug-gy with a. leaning back, and another home at "West Second treets, fixed the time at m. Miss Hammond's tes- 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 -ould have to travel six- lue north from the Dean ich the point where the nd, would'have to retrace making the distance back house thirty-two blocks, len have to travel twenty jcks to get to the Thomas Voodland avenue, at the ammond saw him in bed es this, he would have f his horse and get into [joining Miss Hammond's Eictins her attention, for >nd 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 estab- by the state's- own wit- rules of evidence Miss testimony must stand, for 1 not be permitted to ttn- impeachment. Its own field the First Wltnem. clock before the taking- of vas commenced. Judge ducted the examination of the state. Will MeHenry ne for the defendant. Mrs. smpanied by her son, had he state's attorney. Thorn- ier, sister and wife were her with Mr. McHenry, one, of the official sten- ook the testimony. Mrs. her of Mabel Scofield, was ness called. She testified Macksburg; am a house- :quainted with Mabel Sco- 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 Wbodlawn. avenue: 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 -was go- he left the train was ob- the ground that it was not that it was nrvt claimed to a of a dying1 statement, sustained the objection, rrier said he could produce if necessary. The court the question was import- s' be sustained by authori- i inquiring- if Mrs. Scofield I say anything about going 3 Thomas house was ob- the same ground. Objec- 3d. sstlfled she last saw Mabel ober 21, 1899. at she knew as to Mabel's remain in Des Moines she ntended to remain here and ssmaking. ield was asked what she ie Hammond say to Mabel e the key to the Thomas I be left. objected to, on the ground 'endiint was not present at ation. ient followed, in which the tended there must be evi- Mabel Scofield came to her une morning before the tes- d be admitted. The court n -the absence of testimony it death came that rooming- e conversation related to a act charged, the objection istained pending the intro- vidence definitely fixing the ed came to her death. g-. witness testified: De- jn a dark skirt, light jacket, rocaded silk waist, a collar and black shoes. "I saw the body arrived home at -examination, she testified hoes Mabel had on were es. Mrs. Sec-field was then LS she took her seal she and cried for some time. se asked her but one ques- iss-examlnation. That was not the shoes worn by Ma- )inted shoes. Her response ley were. The defense con- material in supporting its that the single trail of foot- in the nmid near Boatman's found there at the time the iscovered, leading- across the 2 made by Mabel and that 5ne at -the time. The foot- lestion were those of a pair rinted 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 Ma- 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 follows: Wi Seventh s-treot. I .im a tt at present. far did you live from the Thomas home on avenue in 1S99? A. Right across the alley. Q. you acquainted -with Mabel Sconeld in her life time? A, 1 knew her by sight, but not to speak to her. Q. How long- did you know her by A. Well, I didn't know -what 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 Bconeld on the 2lst ddy of October, 1899? A. Yes, sir. Q. TThat time in the day did you sec her? A. I think It was about tea minutes of eight in the morning. Q. Where did you see her? A. In the rear of the Thomas house, in the alley. Q. How close were you to her? As close as 1 am to you. Where did go? A. To tha Thomas home. Q. From what direction did she come? A. From High street, going north. Q. The Thomas house is on Woodland avenue, facing north? A. Tea, sir. You said' you live at EOT Seventh street? Q' Where did you live In October, 1599? A. 1018 Woodland avenue. Q. You lived, then, the very next floor? A. Kteht next door; there was an alley In between as. Q. Had you ever spoken to Mabel Sco- fleld in her life? A. No, sir, Q. How do you know it -was A. Q. Mabel her by sight. T can tell you, if I have- 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 ottered 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 porch-and 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 othlr time that I saw Maggie Hammond. It was the day after the -murder, and I saw her on the nlg-ht after the girl haa 6 Q" How dfyou know that this was the 21st of October that you saw her? A. Because I know that this was the dav she -disappeared, and I remember that to connection with the disaeaf- CJ 'where did you see her last? 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 -she enter A. No, I couldn't swear to it. Q. Was there anybody at home? t her go up the.alley and-Into tha back lot and up towards th tack door? Q! Now, which alley was it that she TSTwas 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 it-it was a sort of crush hat and a broad rim-and 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 spot: A No it wasn't striped or sported rivate control which would, he said, .le up tho touslness for an indefinite 3eriod 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 -would 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 Ger- many on the China coast, while France and other countries were making sim- lar cable extensions. General Greely said an American cable to the Phllip- >ines would do- much good in Amer- canizing the islands. He cited in- stances of tha current news appearing n the Philippines coming by foreign cables, presenting the affairs of Ger- many and other countries, but not' mentioning the most inrportant devel- opments in the United States. General Greely stated .that during the Span- sh-American 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 McKlnley, who was favorable to an 'American cabte'Ujtder American con- trol in peace and war." Admiral Bradford was favorable to having the cable laid, operated arid controlled by the government, not -for 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 pos- 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 Brad-ford wild the na.vy department had made all soundings, had found a practicable route, which was all ready for the gov- ernment to begin operations on II. It sta.rted 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 bsst the world produced. Stover'n Extradition Retailed. Springfield, Jan. Yatcs today refused) to honor a requisition on the governor of North Uakota for tlw extradition of John Stover, now under ar- rest in Chioago and wanted in Water- town, N. D., to answer to ttie charge of obtaining- money by false pretenses. Re- quisition papers were not properly drawn and for thl1? reason reaultltlon wat not honored. Stover was travollng in North Dakota and Is charffd with having received various smns of money for .sclinnl chart? which failed to llvcr. Victim of Walla Recovered. San Francisco, Jan. body o! one of the cabin pa'wnircrs of the l steamship Walla Walla wa-s recove from tho sen. on Wednesday morn- Ing by the steam It wai found supported bv  ortitnt were: Allowing mail carrying- vessels, un- der the bill, to be either Iron or steel, nstead of steel only, as originally pro- vided, and another, reducing to froas registered tons the vessels receiv- ng a bounty under the bill. The report prepared by Senator Fryc was read to the committee. It says that the purpose of tha bill its to estab- ish the maritime supremacy of the United States In trada with Asia nnd n the Gulf of Mexico and the Carlb- jean; to establish thoroughly liude be- tween tho United States and South American republics, and to give the United States a respectable representn- ;Ion on the North Atlantic. The claim s made that all.these results will accomplished within ton yoars. Tho re- port also asserts that the bill will so extend shipbuilding aa to transfer in. :ime from abroad to the.United States the aentpr of that'Industry, an the cen- ters of other induntrlea recontly have been transferred, and also that it will give to the United States a measure of maritime Independence eorrenpondlii8 to our industrial and agricultural Inde- pendence. of Report. Senator Frye furnished the press with the following summary of tho report: "The establiahment of this complete American ocean mall service, involving much ship building, will require Bev- 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 steamero will be the cost of the British ami colonial service by British mall steam- ers is Hecelpla from ocean postage by thr- United Stales are now estimated at The annual def- icit under tho new American system proposed, including minor services, will be about The annual dellclt under the British colonial system in "The postal subsidy provisions finable the postmaster general to establish an American ocean mail eystem. superior to thq systems of Great Britain, France and Germany. "The American ocean mall system outlined contemplates, on the Pacific coast, weekly mail sr-rvlces to Ha.waJI, fh0 Philippines, Japan, China and Hong KOIIR, and a fortnlghlly service to Pago Pago, Ne-w Zealand and Aus- tralia. The- maximum would bo "On the Atlantic the bill contem- plates nemi-weekly mail services to Jamaica, Havana and Europe, weekly to Mexico, once in ten days lo Vene- zuela and fortnightly to Brazil, at a maximum cost of compares In detail Amer- ican) services proposed with British sprvices, atifl nssertB that the bill will revolutionize, In favor, as against the Suez route, tho world'H ocean mail connections with China arid Japan and will effect, Australian con- "It will the United Stales forty- two auxiliary merchant cruisers com- pared with Great Britain's fifty. lirnonil Sululdr FeBtarnn- "Trip fwond Part of lno deals with the senoral subsidy to all Ameri- can vessels, ntpain and sail, except mall1 steamers. It quotes President RooHe- vclt'e mffsage, 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 theso inequalities. Disciimlnat- ]ng duties1, except bounties and sub- sidles based on en t (tors, are In violation of our international obliga- tions, so direct, subsidies, It s.iys, is the only practical method. The subsidy is not a naked "bounty, lor it COM MISSION'S KKI'ORT BELAYED. ta (Taunt- Froitt tlta AVaahlngton, Jan. the isth- mian canal commission, of which Admiral John G, Walker Is chuliitiHii, met today it was vlth the xmderMiuul- intr that tho session should continue until a majority, nt Jcajst, hud tvavhfd (lefliilttt reapootlusr tho nature of icctunmmidtttlrm which will be niatlo to tin- president. Admiral Walkor l.ite today tinnouncpii tlt.it thi- oommltiHlun would bo unahlo to nlw their report with the pri'sUtent until tomorrow. It wits Htati'il on oxcoliiMit authority that Ad- miral Walki-r of proaentlnK, if poKfllble, n unanimous report to the president and hopes, by ourrylnpf matter until tomorrow to liarinon- izc the known to nxtst among thu members of the rommlvwlon. The (.eiiatti nub-commit tee. to hear In behalf of tho sttvwul i-iuial projects, met dur- ing1 ths nftt-rnoon tor thn purixiHo ot SnterroiratliiR rspranentiitlvert of tho AmerlcHiii Isthmian Ship Cunol com- pany. They control tlu  do so, but BHld (hut within years they would 'bo able to wttito the torrrw upon whlu'h they would nl- low tho ennui to 'be eonstruetfri liy thin routo. Senator Morgan, chnlrmnn of thn senate on Interoceiinlo iidls, miide a 'brief report to thnt com- mittee todny us tho result of In- vestigation of tho BttittiB of the. 1'nnn- tna wale proposition. tlmt lift had called upon the prettldent and Ad- miral Walkor, chairman ot tho Isth- mian canal commission, mid learned that the had Im- pressed upon tho commltloa thn slty Cor an early report, fixing? thn time at tho of the prnnont wook, ami thfttstho hfld In oordnnee with these InntnioLlonn tho commission probably would be iire- pared to report by Hatnrday Ho also stated that lie had 'luiiriKid otll- clnlly thnt the iTrrniih government bad nuida no proposition to the. United Stiitca In connection with Ibn Paiiiuna routfi and, fnrtber. lhat nothing lmfl been heard from Iho government at Colombia on that subject. A filib-commlttee, eotiHlBllntr of Sena- tors IlarrlH, lClt.tre.ilKO and Foster, worn appointed to lake tenllmony uomrcrn- IIIK thu various   who WIIM on the o( Ixii'd opened ut llnlluy todtiy, tf thu iitut t'rietulia hud -boeii peoteil of (i doHlgn to explode dytin- In tho court the jirecimtlona iiKiihist Hits of inuiuthoi'lviivl pdi'aoiiii coulrt not Imve 'bceti Htrlngcnt. I'Jvery ono elnxclyi Heruttnlxed nurt oonipellcd to produce n   court. Hl'oiickHinan. whom Kraugu ul- leneil to have Inelted to miirdi'i' oC nxecutad 'by tho HrltlHh In Houth Africa, Thn Amsterdam eorrnsiiondeut of the Hnlly Mall It IH rlfrtnltely known that tlu> recent visit In [jondon of 'ho Dutch premier, Dr. Kuypei'i resulted directly from Mr. Krugar ami the Hoet- ilulegntra havhiB' been nciiRiiHilt'il ntll- ulally tit waive I heir cliilm for In- depepdi'iH'B. pcndlliH' npppoval 'by the Elocrn who nre Htlll lighting. A iiromlne'U Kivthflrlntr of hurt 'been iirnuiged for tomorrow at The Hague, nl whlc.h If tuny 'hf ileelded In imilie ti'iitllllve oviirlliniH fur 110KHS ITKANCIS MAKES S'l'ATKMKNT. lln Fnvnrn ot'Opnn- Ing of KxpoBUlnR. WiiHhlnBlonj .Tun. Francis tonlglil, In leHponHi; lo 11 re- quest from the AnBocliitcd mmln tho followlns ntatom'int regarding re. ports that the ljilrc'hanf ex- poHltlori would bo postponed from JSIOIl to 1904: "I much surprlftod to k-arn that a BtJilf-ment hud bct'ii rirlntftd to effect that 1 had virtually that Iho fnlr would be powtponed from to 3904. I luive- iiflvcr ndvooalPrl nor contemplated cm-h aolloti. On he- half of the lie-ill rompnny 1 tleali'ii to Hay that It can 'be- ready for the tion In. and will be rendy. When Home ncwspepBp men united me today If tho fair would piwlponed and made, a riflffallve reply I wax fiHlced if could not prepare better fair In Wot than in 1903. I replied und HO can we pcrparo u belter fair for 2004 than 'for I'M. I cannot any Ihlti Rtatement should bn eoiiKlrued an nn admlKBion Iliut the Jjoulsinna J'urehwH'i expOHltlon would be postponed from Ill- date fixed by congress ami announced' by the president In hlH inodamallon In- viting- foreign i-ounlrlt-B to purtlelpati.'. Some of the Kuropeiin have replies and Jeot of my visit to WanhlnKfoii IK to UKlc the state department and the mlmlnls- tration to bring iidditlomil up- on such KovcrnmcnlM lo their If, however, they ro- fiiBe lo do BO, It -would nol mean that, SI. would not have exhibits from thaw nK our (yimmtenlonerH would miikd to irinnufiie.tureTB and other exhibitors therein. tinued Mr, FranclH. 'tho'stale depart- ment or tho adinlnlHlnitloii or con- gress should desire thlw fair to be post- poned In order to give foreign govern- ments a longer time In which to parn, T have no doubt the local cor- poration would rcadUy accede to Huch wishew." "Do you expec.t such a contingency will (ho governor was asked. "No, 1 do not expoct ir, but (Irmly be- lieve that everything will In.- in readi- ness and tho fnlr -will open on tlrne." Chantnuqan TronfflM. N. Jsin, bujinl of Irustei.'fi "f thi> Cliautauqiiii. asKembly hnvo elected Uio following officers to f-erve during tho ensuing veiir: t'hanrel- lor. "p.Hliop John 1J. Vincent, Zurich, SwIUcrlfind: Superintendent of Instruc- tion rjeo. K. Vino-lit Chleiigo; chair- man' of ex'i-utlvo hoard, J, of Chleago; vice Wilwm M. Day of Cleveland; Heconil vlcis president, K 'i. iHizenbury or I'orlvllle, N. Y.; lhir'1 pr.ftlrtf-nt. fheHler rf Toronto, treoj-urcr. W.irreii F. v.ortli "f si Ira M. Milkr of Akron, O., trtislctj (n (111 (he by the death of the lion, r'lerncnt Siudehaktr, M. V. of MIshawaka, Jnd. of Hndletj- on Cinullllonii In Ounip. Jan. TCthvnrrt prenldenl 'if the baort-u-lfHiul Hoolotv which for months him beetl eol- leatliifr itnrt shipping clothing food, inut flther lo tho Boc-r prlAqnortt held by the In Bermuda, iwenUy went. JilH ftWlntfUlt, "VV. H. Kuy. visit tho -prison ini'nips and report on the eotifllUoiiH. Air. Key, who han JUKI returned, inyn he vviift permitted l'i vlwlt nil the oampH on- six iHlntuls and to talk with the pi'twoncrB. Thare nre now H bout B.Mii) moil and in th" prison liuigiTH. All the prlHonern eoni- plulned ot hiivlntr no elolhlng ing what limy woro whan captured, Home of them hail not hml n chdiigc of underwear for olxluon monlha. During Mr eloihlnn illHlrlhuletl, 'but huts, Hockn, towels, hiiiullceri'lilefd, HUHpeiuloi'H noii.p, nonillpH, Ilii'end, bill- ions und knlvtw urn bmlly neeitcd. Tlm short iillownner nt WIIH roin- plnlnml of. Hisv. Ur. llule units for eonlrlbiil hum of sueh food MM onlrnuiil, eormneul, condensed milk, nil klndrf of eijt'eiilfi, leu I'lilTee, iieim, IKIUIIK, rice, fuse, evil porn led npiilua, uunnttd eorn, en led VeseliiblOH und tohne.cit for I lie old men. Money Is Hlwo nm'derl. 'I'lie Ix'tid-ii-Mnnd Moelety reielM'.-i mid union 11II contributions. WANTISU 'CO DIE XOGJCTI1KH. OirlJn Ditnit uml t'ruil llrixsliinim C'offeen, 111., .lu.u. o'clock IHHI night n IIOIHR uml huggy Mtoppcii at Hurl'H Hvei y .bant. WIIH no driver. The buggy WIIH found to con- tMln the body of Mlus flcrtlc I'llfl'iinl, who lived neiir DoniiellHtm, .mil Fred iilmotit MlHH Clifford WUK tnUen to nn iimlri- tnlclug oHUibllnhment ami Binckimui iilaced In the hamhi of Me wns iiroiiMHil from hlH utieiinHi'loim Hliite imil put. under nrrept. The yoiniR- Imly'K WIIH eiumcd hy an tiglv bnlleL wound IhiiiURli Iho tempi'.1, lliockiiinn luul nhul hiintielf Iwlo.' In I he bend. It. IH doubtful whether hi. will live. When fiHkcd rihout 11m rtffnlr 1m re- fnt'crl to Hiiy imyf-hlng ii-xccpt Mint M. letter coilhl be found In the iJIIRwy to i-xiilulu inn HI-IB. The lettrtr, w.ih llunlly In "Klml Ji'ileridH, Unit her find uml c.lgncd iiiirt (ierlle." In It Tirockrnan lii debt mid meant lo commit milcld'-. tlnil he hnd told tho Kirl what he WIIH going lo do nml nho fjeclnred Hh'- muxl tf.ii loo. The liiHl Uric nf. the loiter con- Inlnul a nviiioKt from lo Im bulled Fred. MihK Clifford wafl a of n, highly reiipecteii i'limlly lionnell- non and nhout 20 yem'H of Freil llrncktrirtn Is 20 of A HUH of Hlrnm Brockmim of Cntff-n Huwnrd Clini-goil With Denver, f'olo., .Jan. the rejjueBf of the chief of pollen Hhli.'dgo, Hu- police have In ken Into custody Wllli.'iin H. Howard on the charge of larci-ny uml emhezzhiment. Howard vjne fir- rented at a rooming hoimo, where he wan living under the mime- of Hllax. ITowttrd took arrest coolly atici ttuld hlx arrfiwt wjis ni> surprise lo him. lie re- fUKed to bo auiiBtloned, anrl after milling that the charge was ernbcxzle- mont, would not say whether he Is or IH ticrt guilty. f'hl'jago, Jan. P. Jlowiinl, who was arrested yeslenliiy In Denver dl the rcqupMt 
                            

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