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Wayne County Organ
of the
66th YEAR.
NO. 3
Badly Tangled Again In
Cross Examination Today.
Contradicts His Testimony Repeat
edly Under the Severe Fire of
Questions by the Dis
trict Attorney.
Flushing, X. T.. Jan. 6. Thornton
Jenkins Halns. writer of blood curdling
sea tales, on trial for his life for com
plicity In tlie murder of William IS.
Annls by Captain Peter Halns. today
was not the same euger, dominating
Thornton Hulus who so dramatically
and glibly told the story of the killing
at Iiayside and of the domestic woes
that, the defense claims, unseated the
mind of the slayer.
Caught in traps by Distriet Attorney
Darriu in the cross examination, Halns
raged on the stand, squirmed and
twisted as his tormentor made him
contradict his direct testimony in im
portant details. He entirely lost his
magnificent nerve and the major part
of his memory.
The llrst contradiction was us to the
first meeting with Anuis. Yesterday
Halns swore that on the way home
from this episode the captain said to
him, "I can't control myself when I
see that man." Today lie reiterated
several times that not a word was said
on the way home. When the former
testimony was read out the witness
remarked airily:
"That was after I got home. If I
said 11 was on the way down, that was
a mistake."
The next contradiction was a more
serious one. As to the second meeting
with Anuis, lie swore that his brother
said "not a spoken word." Mr. Dar
riu obtained this flat footed declara
tion and then said:
"Didn't you swear yesterday that
your brother said, 'There he goes;
there he goes!' that you said, Who?'
and that he said. 'Anuisy "
"I told the best I knew. If I said it
was so it was true. I don't remember
now," explained Thornton Halns.
His memory was at fault when ques
tioned about the motor boat trip on
the Shrewsbury river. Yesterday lie
testitled that ills brother had made
hint stop the boat as It approached
another. Today the witness thought
that it was he who suggested running
over to the other boat. "I do not re
member all those details," he said.
Sirs. Annls entered the courtroom
while Haius was repeatlug for Sir.
Darrin the story of how Sirs. Halns
made the alleged confession of her re
lations with Annls.
She walked direct to the center of
the courtroom and faced, the defend
ant. For more than a minute she
stared intently at him.
After the confession was made,
Haius said, he took the captain to- hit
home. He tried to get the captain to
eat, but he refused. The two sat up
for awhile and then went to bed. The
next day when he got up he read the
"Dear Billy" letter.
"Did you read that letter in your
house?" the court interrupted.
"Yes," replied the witness.
"I thought you said that you rend
the letter iu the captaiu's house at
Fort Hamilton," said Judge Crane.
"No. I read it under a lamppost on
the street outside the house."
"Did you testify that you read it un
der a lamppost?" asked the court.
"Yes," declared the witness, "I think
I did."
Halns said nothing about a lamp
post on his direct examination.
BED CROSS HAS $475,000.
Of This $400,000 Has Been Already
Forwarded to Italy.
Washington, Jan. C The Red Cross
society announces that the total
amount of subscriptions for Italian
relief so far credited and received
through the American National lied
Cross is $475,000. It says:
"The society first sent to Italy
through the American ambassador in
Home $70,000. Then sums of $100,000,
$150,000 and $80,000 wore remitted.
"Subscriptions by states Include tho
"New York, $1C'),S23; California, $80,
017; Illinois, $20,870; Missouri, $23,052;
Massachusetts, $1(1,205; llhodc Island,
$11,000; Connecticut, $7,315."
Widow of Governor Hlgglns 8afe.
Palermo, Jan. (1. Sirs. Hlgglns, wife
of the late Governor Hlgglns of New
York, who was said to have died In
the earthquake, is safe here.
Canary Islands Again 8haken.
Tonerlffo, Canary Islands, Jan. 0.
Another earthquake lasting nearly
half a mlnuln was felt here. The peo
plo were greatly alarmed.
A Writer of the Heart.
As a rule, the eulogists of the late
Donald G. Mitchell try to prove too
much. Not the generation that pro
duced Ik Marvel nor the one follow
ing that has alone had the good taste
and spiritual insight to read and ap
preciate "Reveries of a Bachelor."
Young people of the present have not
only discovered for themselves the
treasure house opened by tho genial
Ik Marvel's pen, but often have made
Its riches known for the first to their
seniors. The philosopher of the sim
ple life found his audience early, yet
no period has noglotted him.
Even the embarrassment of literary
riches poured out the last few years
could not make the "Reveries" a back
number. Readers who have their
Kipling and Jerome K. Jerome by
heart will turn to Ik Marvel for an
antidote to weariness. One can be
Eiirfeltcd with Illppancy as well as
with sentient. Ik Siarvcl's senti
ment was of the wholesome sort. He
wrote for the sound hearted, not the
soft headed, nis ideals appeal to the
twentieth century, and possibly It will
he more loyal to him than was the
cKitury which revealed him. To the
past he was an entertainer; to the
I'ri-ent lie Is mentor and conf.dmt.
Tlie new woman on the stage was
evidently shipped "from somewhere
wpt of Suez, where the best is like
the worst," but what particular land
Is responsible for her can never be
guessed from her taste lu the matter
of clothes.
It Is a relief to learn from the man
nger of the Pullman company that the
tipping of porters Is purely a volun
tary matter. Siost travelers find It a
cae of "down with the dust" or no
Doubtless Standard Oil folic don't
care a bit whether tho newspapers call
It "that ?20,OCO,C0O fine" or $29,210,
000, but to. the common people $210,
000 is not a trifle to be lest sight of.
If ever hostilities between congress
and the president go too far tho kai
ser's fellow feeling will be likely to sec
the "psychological moment" before
the czar's gratitude gets awake.
England also has its somebody who
says things about other folks. Re
cently Premier Asquith called the
house of lords "a set of irresponsi-
Whether these big fines for hugging
or kissing the wrong woman are ex
cessive and confiscatory depends upon
the woman in the case.
A Graceful Trlliuto to Foe.
The University of Virginia arranged
to celebrate the centenary of tho birth
of Edgar Allan Poe on Jan. 19 In a
manner to do justice to tho memory
of one of the truest poets America
has produced. Distinguished repre
sentatives of literature In the old
world were invited to participate In
order to make the occasion something
more than a local tribute, for Poe was
once a student at the university.
Tlie reading circle that has been
delighted by the genius of Poo spreads
over two hemispheres. It is most un
fortunate that his weaknesses dimmed
for half n century the imperishable
beauty of tire writings left nt tho
tragic close of his short and stormy
life. Equally with the statesman and
the soldier, the poet, it would seem,
Is worthy of commemoration and re
gard because of tho influence of his
works upon the ralnds of men. The
host of admirers of Poe will bo re
joiced to know that nt last it is pro
posed to erect a fitting memorial to
their hero of song.
As wo approach tho Lincoln cente
nary It Is well to recall tho marvelous
mastery of the English language ac
quired by one who had but a few
months' real school training in his
whole life. This country has pro
duced no man of letters whose stylo is
more worthy of study than Lincoln's.
Born Iu a cabin and reared in the
backwoods, tho great emancipator be
came one of the greatest masters of
English prose iu tho nineteenth cen
tury. Not nlono his Gettysburg ad
dress, which every schoolboy and
schoolgirl should know by heart, but
bis luaugurals nnd somo of his letters
nnd speeches arc worthy of study as
masterpieces of American literature.
The relation between aeroplanes and
stock quotations is very cloudy, ex
cept that neither seem to rcgulato
their ups and downs by schedule.
It turns out that tho kaiser was
merely trying to earn his salary by
talking, and It takes n "heap big talk"
lo bnlanco $10,000,000 per annum.
Johnny Evers May Quit.
Reports tire now In circulation that
Johnny Evers, the Chicago National's
star second baseman, has played his
last gamo with the Cubs.
In a letter received by a Chicago
friend recently Evers declared posi
tively that he would not play with tho
world's champions next season and
that he would not care if he never saw
another baseball. To prove he is go
ing to quit, Evers says it Is his inten
tion to ask Charles W. Murphy for
such a mighty stipend that the presi
dent of the world's champions will not
ask him to return. Evers' reason for
giving up the game Is that he has busi
ness prospects which will require his
attention and pay him better than
stnying in baseball.
Cy Young Says He Will Stick,
Downcast over the trade whereby
Lou Criger, his old catcher, goes to the
St. Louis Americans and Spencer to
Boston, but stating that he has no In
tention of retiring because of the
change, Cy Young, Boston's "grand old
man," comes out in nn interview re
cently regarding tho deal.
Cy said that he could hardly realize
that Criger was to leave and that
Spencer would he his receiver next
"I have pitched to Lou so long that
ho seems a part of me," said he, "and
I am positive no one will suffer more
from his departure from Boston than
I. Criger Is one of the grandest catch
ers that ever looked through n mask.
So confident am I of his judgment that
I never shake my head when he sig
nals what to serve up to a batter."
Young said that tho report that he
will retire is without foundation and
winds up by declaring: "You can say
for mo that I will never retire until
my good right arm goes back on me.
The Boston club has treated me grand
ly, and I mean to give them the best I
Kalamazoo Plans Big Meets.
Kalamazoo, Mich., is planning to give
a great combination trotting and pacing
meeting in 1909, similar to the one of
190S, nnd will endeavor to retain its
dates in both the grand and great
western circuits. It is probable that
tho first week of August will bo asked
for in tho two associations, and If
Kalamazoo Is so far recogulzed there Is
little doubt that this harness racing
meeting will be one of the greatest
given in America.
Michigan horsemen generally recog
nize that the coming meeting of the
greaj; western will be one of the most
Important hold by that organization In
years, and It is believed that a special
effort will be made to offer such In
ducements to racers of harness horses
that many will remain in tho west
with their stables and not race down
the grand circuit.
' Britt and Summers to Fight Again.
Jimmy Britt of America is to have
mother tryout lu London to prove
Whether or not his recent victory over
Johnny Summers was a fluke. Tho
I men have been rematched to battle
'before tho National Athletic club Feb.
22, and a purso of 800, or $4,000 in
American money, has been hung up.
Britt will prolong his stay in England
to meet the engagement.
General Watts, 2:0634, Not to Race.
It has been announced that General
C. C. Watts, owner of tho rcmarkablo
colt trotter General Watts, 2:00,
bolder of tho world's record for trot-
; ters of that age, will not raco his
great trotter next season, but instead
will place him at the head of a large
breeding establishment that ho la about
1 to open in Lexington, Ky,
Typhus and Typhoid
Follow Shock Ruin.
Nurses and Hospital Sup
plies Also Inadequate.
Americans on the Scene Are Amazed
at the Incapacity of the Italian Offi
cials to Make Effective Use of the
Millions of Money Pouring In From
the Charitably Disposed People of
Many Nations Three Battleships
and a Cruiser of Admiral Sperry's
Fleet Are Now on the Way With
Medical Supplies, Doctors and Pro
visions. Rome, Jan. (5. In spite of the glow
ing accounts given out by the Italian
authorities here as to earthquake re
lief, reports from Messina, Palnii and
Regglo today show that the situation
In tho mined cities is appalling.
Typhus and typhoid have become
epidemic, and the number of cases Is
so great that the staff of doctors nnd
nurses is inadequate to cope with
Hospital supplies, disinfectants nnd
provisions are not sent In sufficient
quantity owing to the deplorable lack
of organization on the part of the med
ical and health authorities.
Americans here nnd in Messina are
amazed at the incapacity of the Italian
oJiM'ials to rise to the emergency. With
millions of money at their disposal,
sent by sympathetic givers from the
X'nlted States, England and France, It
si-euw utterly impossible to get sup
plies where they are most needed.
Large numbers of victims who
ought to have been saved died of hun
ger, cold and neglect owing to the con
fusion. Sluch valuable time was lost,
ami the authorities overlooked many
small villages in Calabria nnd Sicily,
which remained for days unaided
while the inhabitants starved. Even
cities to which the survivors were con
veyed, such as Rome, are suffering
from disorganization.
Handicapped by low supplies, the au
thorities in the stricken cities fear
that the epidemic will get beyond their
control. It is even a greater menace
than starvation. "Send supplies" is
still the appeal.
Hundreds have died of hunger.
Thousands have died of their injuries
before aid could reach them. Fully
50,000 who were trapped alive in the
ruins have burned or succumbed to
Temporary barracks will be erected
outside of Regglo within the next few
days. Slaterial will be taken from the
The director of the Regglo gymna
sium, who arrived here, says that the
rescuers were forced to fight for their
lives not only against ghouls, but
against savage dogs, cats and pigs,
which fought with tho ferocity of wild
Robbers unhesitatingly knifed the
rescuers, and the fighting often reach
ed the proportions of a battle.
Earth shocks are continuing at Mes
sina nnd Regglo. There were several'
at tho latter place, which occurred at
Intervals of twenty minutes. One
shook down many walls.
Instead of excavating in an en
deavor to find the bodies burled be
neath the ruins it has been proposed
that every house in which it is be
lieved persons are burled shall be cov
ered with quicklime.
Tho horrors of the sanitary condi
tions in Messina arc unspeakable, and
only the roughest of surgical attention
Is possible.
In one hospital there arc wound
ed persons, without a single nurse.
The piteous cries of the distressed
persons for water were unheeded be
cause of the lack of attendants, and
several of them died.
The work of rescue Is being pushed,
and even now persons nllvo are occa
sionally dug out from the ruins. An
old woman was released from the
wreckage of the Church of San Fran
cisco. She did not seem to realize that
she had been buried for so many days.
She explained that she thought she
was entombed In the church after hav
ing died n natural death and that the
was living in the hereafter.
The prompt dispatch of the Ameri
can battleships, with the fleet com
mander, Rear Admiral Sperry, to offer
aid in the earthquake relief work has
added to the public feeling of appreci
ation and gratitude.
The battleships designated as the
relief squadron are the Connecticut,
the flagship of the fleet; the Vermont
and the Minnesota. They are on their
way from Port Said.
In advance of these the American
scout cruiser Yankton and the supply
ship Culgoa are Hearing Messina with
medical supplies and provisions on
board for the earthquake sufferers.
They carry also a number of doctors.
It is expected that Regglo will be
practically evacuated today, when the
troops and sailors will be reduced nil
told to a thousand men. There are at
, present 3,200 soldiers nnd 1,000 sailors
Two aged men, ench seventy years
old, were abstracted alive from the
ruins today. A curious fact is the pro
portion of old people found nllve after
days of burial. They seem to have
greater powers of endurance than
younger men and women.
Queen Helena has turned a portion
of the Qulrinal palace Into a workshop,
where a number of Italian women of
high rank, dressmakers and working
girls sit all day long in the greatest
friendliness busily engaged in cutting
out and sewing garments for the refu
gees. The women are under the superin
tendence of the queen herself, who
with her own hands often guides fin
gers unaccustomed to work of this
kind. Each afternoon there is a rest
period of one hour, when all the wo
men take tea together, but as soon as
the time is up the queen Inexorably
commands that the work be resumed.
The Hamburg Takes $300,000 Worth f
Food and Clothing.
New York, Jnu. (. Laden with twenty-five
tons of clothing and thirteen
tons of provisions, with which to
clothe nnd feed the starvlug and half
naked survivors of the Calabria and
Sicily earthquake, the third relief ship,
the Hamburg, sailed for Genoa and
The provisions include coffee, sugar,
salt, biscuits, condensed milk, canned
soups, rice, hominy, beans and peas.
The clothing comprises every conceiv
able sort of wearing apparel for men,
women and children.
The clothing and the' food stuffs,
which are worth $300,000, are sent to
the Italian Red Cross at Naples.
Wily, Wiry Castro.
Castro abroad appears to be of as
much importaucc as Castro In Venezu
ela, dictatlngand blulling. Wbllche was
at home, stirring up one power after
another, curiosity as to the manner of
man he was became subordinate to in
dignation that be should be allowed
to play fast and loose with treaty ob
ligations and make, u football of dip
lomatic dignity. He was n power in
Venezuela and a maker of trouble for
nations having dealings with that
country. This was all the world cared
to know.
Castro was not easily eliminated
from Venezuelan affairs even though
out of his country. Even In Caracas
lie lind been a man of mystery. A
couple of years ngo he resigned his
office, but when It suited him to take
the helm again he simply returned to
the capital and began issuing orders.
Those who knew Castro best believe
that his trip to Europe is simply an
other act in the drama he plays with
consummate cleverness nnd almost
Napoleonic audacity. Courage ho un
doubtedly has, for all tho attempts of
tho powers of the world do not seem
to scare hlin any more than one of
the petty revolutions nt home. A
nuisanco Castro certainly Is, nnd he
may be a mere poser nt best, but so
far he has proved himself something
more than a freak.
At last the Brooklyn pastors have
bestirred themselves In the "red light"
crusade. But Brooklyn's one time pul
pit luminary, Henry Ward Beecher,
used to say that more souls get to
heaven from red light houses than
from some Christian churches he conld
name neighboring old Plymouth.
That man who violated the "kiss,
but never tell" code should pay the
$10,000 fine, if bo has it, otherwise bo
Jaggcrt for ten years.
Goloncl Gocthals' shovclcrs never
waited nn Instant to find out whether
Uncle Sam's "Panama" Is on straight.
Castro went to Berlin to And peace,
end ho probably found company for
hlii misery In tho German capital.
If the Balkan orators could sco bow
tbolr doings are sidetracked In Amer
ican nowspapcrs by an auto cup race,
thoy wouldn't be so chesty when shout
ing, "Tho eyes of tho world are on us,
my countrymen."
William C. Brown Elected Today to
Succeed W. H. Newman.
New York, Jan. C At the meeting
today of the board of directors of the
New York Central and Hudson River
railroad William C. Brown, senior vice
president of the road, was elected pres
ident to succeed William H. Newman,
who resigned Dec. 22.
Tho new president of the New York
Central is fifty-five years old and a na
tive of New York state. He began his
railroad career in Iowa at sixteen as a
cutter of wood for the old log burning
locomotives on the Western Union line.
Later he learned telegraphy and be
came train dispatcher, division super
intendent and general manager of va
rious roads. In 1901 he was taken
from the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy to become vice president and
general manager of the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern, one of the Central
roads, and in the following year he ad
vanced to the vice presidency of the
Central itself.
Unlike his predecessor, who Is known
as a "traffic" man, Mr. Brown Is called
an "operating" executive. Railroad
men conversant with bis career declare
that there is no position in the operat
ing end of a railroad, from section man
to general manager, that Mr. Brown
could not fill.
Millionaire Once Engaged to Edna
Goodrich, Now Mrs. Nat Goodwin.
Reno, Nev., Jan. 0. On complaint of
James Fay of the Palace gambling
house J. Harry McMillan, a millionaire
of Goldfield, was arrested and brought
here on a charge of passing bogus
checks for $8,335 in settlement of gam
bling debts.
McMillan last summer announced
his engagement to Miss Edna Good
rich, the actress, who has since been
married to Nat O. Goodwin.
New York Consumers to Get Rebate
In Few Weoks.
New York, Jan. C. United States
Commissioner Shields, in whose cus
tody $9,000,000 was placed by the gas
trust, is In communication with the
money Is deposited reJanvffWita pay- '
ment to the residents of the city fol
lowing the eighty cent decision.
He told the cashiers be thought pay
ment would begin within three weelca
or a month.
Function Will Set a New Mark For
New York Society Lavishnest.
New York, Jan. C A new mark for
Iavlshness and splendor is expected to
be sot for society by the entertainment
Sir. and Mrs. George J. Gould will
give Thursday night at the Hotel Plaza
to formally introduce their daughter
Two hundred and fifty guests have
been invited to the dinner, which will
eclipse the famous Bradley Martin af
fair of several years ago, but many
more will be at the cotillon and supper
to follow.
Dinner, dance and reception are ex
pected to be the most elaborate ever
given In New York.
Centenarian Dies, Declared He Was
Son of Napeteen's Marshal.
Campbellsburg, Ind., Jan. 0. Dr. B.
M. C. Neyman, 100 years old, who
maintained that he was a son of Mar
thai Ney of France, Is dead.
Dr. Neyman was a man of mystery,
stately and of military bearing. He
was born In Paris. He insisted Mar
shal Ney was not executed, as sup
posed, being saved by Wellington and
emigrating to South Carolina, where he
lived as Peter Stuart Ney.
Ex-President of Venezuela Very Weak
After Hit Operation.
Berlin, Jan. 0. Clprlano Castro's
condition was much worse today as a
result of the operation.
His weakness makes it Imperative
that strict precautions be observed.
Tho wny scientists keep telling us
ull about what microbes arc up to one
can infer that these gentlemen created
tho pesky things nnd trained them for
experts nt the job bey aro on.
Some of tho verdicts to the effect
that "the prisoner did not Intend to
commit a crime" would fit tho case
better If they stated that bo did not
Intend to bo caught at It.
Latest In Wireless.
I have a wireless rat trap, .
However strange It sounds,
it makes tho rodent swifter
When for the hole he bounds.
And In the rodent's Judgment
It wears the victor's wreath
It Is a ten pound bulldog,
Who travels on his toeth.