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November 14, 1890 - Image 1

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U. of M. Daily, 1890-11-14

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VOL. I. No. 41.
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ig9ht of the Militiamen Arrested.--
Their Version of the Case.
Ford Belford, Denison's room-mate,
olil what lie and Denison did up till
tii" of the fatal blow. Dr. Nancrede
alloWed With the facts of his death.
r'ank S. Prettyman saw Dennison
struck, IIe said the soldiers went
bout forty feet before they reached
. Dennisoi Ile also testified that
ere W ere no students oilthe north-
est Corner when they filed in lie.
he crd was following, none ahead.
heard the oflicer say, "If you don't
hee still over there, you - I'll
ieak YOur neck," speaking to some
t le it0 was jeerig him, sThe officer
as tNyhiug to say something to the
tthd- If anything had been thrown
at the solaiejs I think I would have
wl tit- swvnothing thrown. heard
teats made. After making the
remfkthe officer tried to say some-
heig, When the crowd gave the Uni-
ersity yell. Ile drew his sword, and
tl i it, said: "Knock hell out of
them boys." At once they charged on
e boys It was five or ten minutes
eee they reformed again. Didn't
he officer after the first charge.
Robert C. Itaywood, of Company A,
tetiaiet that he was out with the com-
al ast night. We were firing mus-
ktas a salute to one of our comrades
W as married. After the salute,
W ereinvited in to supper. We
htarhalf to three-quarters of an hour.
We W s a disturbance outsile while
ye were there, made by the students,
and noise. ~No stones were
┬░Rn against the house. When we
star g we formed single file and
by the fdown Division street followed
th strudents on the other side of
eht setret' yelling, until we got to Lib-
t e ret, where we were in twos and
down Liberty street. About
?etY feetbeyond the German church
t ere ordered to form a line across
ett, whichwetdid. It was form-
mo ake a charge on tie students
ad been throwing mud and punch-
T h e e r w g u a rd w ith t h r cw t t s .e
1rdr Is giwen to charge with the
butt end of the guns. Saw no blows
struck. The company went away from
the house in order to lead the students
away and then we were going back.
The mud was thrown before we formed
the hine. I was not in the rear and did
not see any mud slinging or cane
punching myself. I was told that the
company had a permit from the mayor
to fire a salute. Mr. Granger told me.
I am nineteen years of age. Among
the members of the company present
were Thos. Corbett, Henry Luce,
Adolph Glatzel, Wm. Seery, Sheldon
Granger, Fred Parsons and Will Binder.
I think there was thirty or thirty-five
men in line. At the house, Mr. Gran-
ger spoke of leading the crowd away,
He first proposed going out the back
door, leaving the guns inside. We
found no trouble in marching along.
Didn't hear Granger say anything be-
fore he gave the command, I heard no
command but did as I saw the others
do. When we were in line, Granger
told us to use our muskets as clubs.
The company charged immediately
after receiving the order. Itis words
were something like "Charge and give
it to them, boys."
Paul Meyer saw Dennison hit. Ile
said: One man hit him across the
arm with the butt end of a gun. An-
other soldier stepped up and told him
to go, and I think he said, why shall I
go?" One of the soldiers said, "I'll
show you why?" and swung his gun
around and hit him across the face.
The soldier went across the road to the
northwest corner after he struck him.
I was about ten feet away. The man
who struck Dennison was about five
feet eight inches in height and stout.
It was dark and I couldn't tell whether
he had a beard or not.
The inquest was then adjourned un-
til this morning at nine o'clock.
Thomas Haley a citizen was sworn
the last witness before noon. Ile
lives at No. 34 E. Liberty, second door
from Division st. Heard a command,
but could not catch the words. Did
not know who gave it. Did not see
him have a sword. Saw the charge.
Did not see them strike, although he
saw them run after them prepared to
strike. Saw a stone thrown. Thought
it came from student. Saw arm that
threw it. He was across street and
stone struck about 100 feet from
Division street, where I stood. Stone
was thrown before charge wasmade.
When it was thrown there was a stop
pi:the march. As I started to go home
I was headed off by the line of the
militia. They turned into the street
across the road and formed a line
there. Heard a command, but could
not distinguish the words, but immed-
iately saw the guns inverted, militia
then charged. Students scattered,
some running into my yard. At least
three of the militia men followed them.
After charge they formed in line again
near Division and marched down north
side of Liberty. One militiamen fired
a gun. Did not see any second charge.
Mr, Haley was recalled the first
thing afternoon. The witness said on
cross-examination: "They (militia)
immediately formed in line across the
street and charged. They came back
and re-formed in about three minutes,
and made another rush, but I consider
it all one charge. When they formed
I was on tmyot about 100 feet from
Liberty street. The students ran
away at the charge, buit I did not see
them come back. The column of
uilitia had all got by when the stone
was thrown.. Then there was a kind
of a halt made-"
Robert C. Mhaywood requested to
make a correction to his testimony of
yesterday. lie said lie made a mistake
when he said Wm. Seery was among
the militia.. He was not there with a
gun. When asked if any others were
there whom he had not named, Mr.
Lawrence objected and the Coroner
sustained the objection.
William Neumann, son of Rev. John
Neumann, was nextcalled and testified:
Live at 53 S. Fourt'h street, am High
School student and live here in the city.
I was attracted by drums and firing of
guns. I saw them form on North side
of Liberty street by red church.
Thought they were drilling and I got
out in street to see them drill. There
was quite a crowd and Granger was
trying to say something and boys yelled
so he got mad and lost his temper and
drew his sword and swung it and said
"give them Hell, boys." They gave a
charge. I saw two soldiers attack a
man, a student, who kept them off
with a cane. A militia man camd up
behind the student and stuck him on
head. Do not know name of man who
struck student but I know him. He
was a litle over five feet high, has black
hair and mustache, dark complection
and somewhat freckled.
Continued on third page.
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An important Engagement at the
Opera House. Next Monday
An event of unusual importance
to all lovers of legitimnate acting
will be the appearance of Mr.
Louis James at the Opera House,
next Thursday eTening, in Shake-
speare's greatest tragedy, "Julius
Cesar." Mr. James is now con-
sidered our leading actor of trag-
edy on the stage to-day, possess..
ing the intellectual dramatic at
tributes of Edwin Booth and in
physical qualifications far sur-
passing him; Mr. James, in char-
acters like "Brutus" in "Julius
Cesar," "Virginius" and "Othel-
lo," stands to-day without an
equal. His dramatic education
has been long and enthusiastic.
His conceptions of a character
are true and his presentation of
them in harmony with his ideal.
We are free to aver that there
will be no other occasion so fertile
in interest at the Opera House
this season.

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