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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUSft^AL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Chairman Payne's Vote on
Tax Reduction Bill.
HE SAVES THE MEASURE
House Refusal to Confer Would Have
Killed the Bill.
NO CABINET PLACE FOR MERRIAM
Hitchcock Will Xot Step Ont-Mlnne
■ o(u t'oii|i'resitntt-n Favor At
JVom Th* Journal Bureau, Room 4&, Pott
Washington, Feb. 12.—The vote of
Chairman'Payne of the ways and means
committee ; last Friday, when the com
mittee was deciding what to do with the
senate substitute for the house war reve
nue reduction bill, probably prevented
an extra session of congress to consider
revenue reduction; for it is as certain
as anything can be that if the war revenue
bill were to fail, the president would feel
impelled to call congress together without
reference to Cuba or the Philippines. The
'history of Chairman Payne's vote forms
an interesting story.
Under the constitution, the house origi
nates all revenue legislation, and so at
the beginning of this session it formu
lated a bill to reduce the revenue made
necessary by the Spanish war. The bill
was promptly reported to the house, passed
and sent over to he senate, which, after
several weeks of deliberation, reported,
not the house bill with various amend
ments, but an entirely new bill, carry-
Ing very few of the house features. There
was a high old time on the house side
when it was learned what the senate had
done. The claim was made that the sen
ate had violated the constitution by sub
stituting a brand new bill for the house
bill, and straightway the republican lead
ers expressed themselves as favoring ac
tion which would strongly assert the dig
nity of the house and teach the senate a
lesson. Incidentally, such a program would
have meant the adjournment of congress
without any war revenue legislation, for
the bouse leaders had proposed terms
which the senate never could have ac
The whole matter came up in the ways
and means committee on Friday. Early
in the morning the republican members of
the committee met, and after some debate,
decided that they would report the sen
ate fctil back to the house with the recom
mendation that the house do not concur.
The important feature of the report was
to be a failure of the house to ask for a
committee on conference. This would
have violated the traditional proprieties,
for in all cases of disagreement between
the two houses the house disagreeing
asks for a conference with the other
house and names a conference committee.
The action proposed in this case would
have been resented by the senate, which
would not have felt like asking for a
conference, and so the bill would have
Weil, after the program had all been
fixed up by the republican members of
the ways and means committee, the demo
crats were called in and a formal meeting
of the committee was opened. One of the
republicans made a motion carrying out
the caucus agreement, that the bill be re
ported to the house with the recommen
dation that that body disagree with the
senate, but saying nothing about a con
ference. Mr. Richardson of Tennessee,
minority leader, amended the motion
by adding a clause providing for a
conference, which raised the issue square
ly in committee, and the roll was called.
When the name of Representative Bab
cock was reached, he asked to be excused
from voting, since a3 a new member of
the committee, he thought he ought not
to participate in an important matter like
that under discussion. He was excused.
All the names save of Chairman Payne
had been called, and the vote was a tie.
Payne's vote was to decide the question
and the other republicans confidently ex
pected that he would vote against asking
for a conference. But, strangely enough,
Payne voted with the minority, end so
the bill was reported back to the house
with the request that a conference with
the senate be held.
Explaining his position, Mr. Payne said
that the republican party, as a national
organization, was looked to by the coun
try to reduce the war taxes, and that no
matter what the differences between the
house and the senate over procedure and
tchnicalities, the country would hold the
party responsible if congress were to ad
journ without action. The country knew
nothing about the differences between the
two houses and cared nothing about them;
what it wanted was relief from oppres
sive and inconvenient taxation, and this
it had insisted on having. Mr. Payne was
satisfied that to vote with the other re
publicans of the ways and means com
mittee would kill all revenue legislation
for this session, and for one he did not
care to be held responsible for what might
happen as a result in the country at large.
In taking this position the chairman of
the committee was on high ground, but
this haa not prevented his being sharply
criticized right and left by his republican
colleagues on the committee and by other
republicans also. If it is the desire of
congress to provide for revenue reduction.
Chairman Payne's vote was right, not
withstanding it was cast with the demo
crats; if the petty squabbles between the
two houses are of more importance th.-»n
such legislation, the chairman was wrong.
It Is understood that the members of the
Minnesota congressional delegation per
sonally favor two congressmen at large;
but in view of the sentiment existing in
the state in favor__of_redlstricting, have
made no efforts to impress their views
upon the legislature. When spoken to by
the newspaper men, the members all say
the same thing, namely, that they don't
care what the legislatu/e does so long as
it provides for nine republican members of
congress. In the main the plan outlined
in the map in The Journal last week
Is believed to be a good one.
It is not believed that there is anything
in the report that Secretary Hitchcock of
the Interior department is to step down
and out of the MeKinley cabinet on March
4. Mr. Hitchcock has been offered a sec
ond term, and, according to a prominent
republican senator who has personal
knowledge of the circumstances, has ac
cepted, which closes the matter definitely.
It is said that the recent rumor that
Hitchcock was to step out and that W. R.
Merriam was to succeed him had its origin
in the well known fact that the secretary
is personally very unpopular with republi
can members of both houses. His unpopu
larity is more marked than that of any
cabinet officer for many years. Hitchcock
appears to have gone into office with the
preconceived idea that he had a lot of
good things to give out, and that the ma
jority of the men who were after them
were unprincipled and dishonestly seeking
to impose upon him. Accordingly, he has
assumed an offensive attitude in his con
tact with senators and representatives,
cross questioning them sharply and in
other ways giving the impression thet he
is suspicious of them. Many republican
members of both houses have scratched
the interior department off their visiting
list, and haven't been near Hitchcock for
months, and they will not go until he puts
on a more gracious air.
But while these things are true, it is
well known that the secretary's standing
at the White House has not been affected
in the least. And, as already stated, Hitch
cock, according to a man who knows all
about it, has already accepted the presi
dent's invitation to remain during the sec
It may be said, however, that If there
were a change, the position might be of
fered to Mr. Merriam, who stands well at
the White House and with Senator Hanna.
But this fact is not news in the northwest.
All the expenses incident to the burial
of Senator Davis were paid from the con
tingent fund of the senate. They aggre
gated $3,500. Compared with the other
funerals of officials, this is a small bill.
Senator Hearst's funeral cost about six
times as much. Sergeant-at-Arms Rans
dell personally had charge of the Davis
ceremonies and he watched the bills
The case of the florist, who furnished
the senatorial floral token, is in point.
Whi.,> Colonel Ransdell was in St. Paul
the rtorist presented a bill for $250. Col.
Ransdell told him that such a piece could
be purchased in Washington for $50 even
for a senatorial funeral. That item is
still in dispute, only a part or the bill
having been paid.
The bill of the undertaker was $500.
This included twenty carriages for the
relatives and friends.
The congressional committee designated
to attend the funeral was taken to St. Paul
in two special Pullman cars. Full railroad
fare was paid.
Both houses have passed and the presi
dent will sign a bill which is designed to
do justice to the volunters who were in
the Philippines and re-enlisted when the
temporary army was raised. It will be
recalled that these men were paid a bonus
equal to the amount of travel pay due
them, as an inducement to enlist in the
provisional army. Under the law they are
entitled only to travel pay to the place of
re-enlistment, which in ' their case was
Manila, and nothing could be paid them to
enable them to travel from San Francisco
to their homes in the United States. The
bill just passed authorizes the secretary
of war to pay them 4 cents a mile for the
distance from San Francisco to their
'homes. Quite a number of Minnesota
and North and South Dakota men' re-en
listed in the Philippines and will now get
this travel pay.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
Gladstone, Ramsey county. Jacob Faust.
lowa—Leonard, Taylor county, S. B.
Thompson; Nichols, Muscatine county, J. E.
William Budge of Grand Forks, chairman
of the North Dakota republican executive
committee, and his wife, reached Washing
ton to-day. Mr. Budge will testify on grain
traffic, before the industrial commission, later
in the week.
The controller of the curency has author
ized the First National Bank, of Gowrie,
lowa, formerly the Webster County State
Bank, to begin business with a capital of
$25,000. The office of president has not
been filled. N. A. Lindquist is the cashier.
An additional rural free delivery route
has been ordered established at Dallas Cen
ter, Dallas county, lowa, with Otho Sisler as
carrier. - An additional route has also been
ordered established at Salem, Henry county,
lowa, with Frank Randolph as carrier.
Representatives Gamble and Burke called
upon the president to-day. They recalled
to the presidents' attention the $150,000 pay
ment to the Sisseton Indians, and they were
again assured that it would soon be disposed
of. They also talked about army appoint
ments. No new information was obtained.
They will make their recommendations in a
few days. The South Dakota members then
went to the land office and recommended the
appointment of E. H. Van Antwerp, of Yank
ton, as an examiner of surveys. At the cen
sus offices, they recommended that Miss
Maude D. Dunning, of Sioux Falls, a tempo
rary clerk, be given a permanent place. They
have also recommended Tyler S. Overpark
for appointment as clerk in the Rapid City
land office, and T. E. Carpenter, of Beloit,
for promotion in the railway mail service.
DEWET IN THE CAPE
He Is Going in the Direction of Phil
BRITISH FEELING IS CONFIDENT
Bat the Boers Say They Have Xo
Idea of Giving Up the
London, Feb. 12.—A special dispatch
from Pretoria says that General De Wet
crossed the Orange river north of Norval
spont, Sunday night going in the direc
tion of Philipstown. The British are fol
WHEN DE WET CROSSES
Jan Krige Say* That In the Boer's
Neve York Sun Special Service .
Chicago, Feb. 12.—Jan Krige, General
Botha's commandant of field police, who
escaped" from Lourenzo Marquez three
months ago on a German ship and came to
America, is in Chicago. In reviewing the
recent war news he said:
The big problem now for the Boers is how
to cross the Orange river. If General DeWet
| can cross this stream with 2,000 troops he
j will have 5,000 by the time he is within
100 miles of Cape Town. The addition of 30,
--j 000 men to the English army will have abso
lutely no effect, except: to furnish our troops
; ammunitionr* and supplies. v
King Edward VII. has a great opportunity.
He should _ remove . Chamberlain and the
• Rhodes ring, who started this war and who
; will keep it going. It killed the queen, and
j if continued, will kill the empire.
IX THE LAST DITCH
London l'cels That the Boers Are
All Bat Defeated.
London, Feb. 12.—A very curious senti
ment is prevailing In London over the
conditions in South Africa. It is one of
supreme hopefulness. There is absolutely
no doubt but news has reached here from
German sources showing the Boers are
pretty well at their last stand. The con
tinual and harrassing development of
Kitchener's well laid plans leaves them
in a well nigh hopeless condition.
Xo Peace Policy.
Cape Town, Feb. 12.—Joseph Chamberlain,
secretary of state for the colonies, has ad
dressed a communication to Sir Alfred Mil
ner. The government has no in
tention, says the colonial secretary, of chang
ing the policy which it hag repeatedly de
clared and which has been approved over
whelmingly by the empire.
Boers Getting: Tired.
Williston, Cape Colony, Feb. 12.—The
Dutch here says the Boers have decided, of
Christian De Wet's incursion into Cape Col
ony is not successful, that they will treat
with a view ot surrender, being tired of the
TUESDAY EVENING. FEBEUARY 12, 1901.
Result of McKenzie Case
AUTHORITIES MAY ACT
Charge Was Willingness to Sell De
cisions for Money.
M'KENZIE MUST SERVE SENTENCE
He Selects the Alaineda County Jail
for Hlm Year of Imprison- ',
2few York Sun Special Serriom
San Francisco, Feb. 12.—1n the decision
of Justices Morrow, Gilbert and Ross,
sitting in bane in the contempt case of
Alexander McKenzie, receiver of the Nome
mines, McKebzie is held guilty on two
counts and is sentenced to imprisonment
in the county jail for one year. Judge
Noyes of Alaska is scathingly denounced.
No appeal is possible, forcing the fed
eral authorities to remove Noyea.
Judge Noy* s was charged with having
been ready to sell a decision favoring any
litigant in cases before him for a sum of
MfhKVZIK IX CUSTODY
He Request* That He Be Allowed to
Serve iv Alumeda Jail.
San Francisco, Feb. 12. —Judge Geary,
Alexander McKenzie's attorney, has not
decided whether he will appeal from the
decision of the United States court sen
tencing McKenzie to one year in jail.
Judge Geary requested the judges U> al
low McKenzie to go to the Alameda county
jail instead of the local institution, and
permission wae granted. He was imme
diately taken into custody by Marshal
The decision was rendered by Judges
Ross, Gilbert and Morrow in the cases of
John Tornanzes vs. L. F. Melsing et al.,
and Wm. A. Kjalleman vs. Henry Rodgers.
These are two of the cases in which Mc-
Kenzie declined to obey the writ of
supersedeas issued by Judge Morrow, di
recting him as receiver to turn over money
and gold dust in his possession to the
Mr. McKenzie claimed he was not guilty
of contempt because all the papers and
orders issued by Judge Morrow had not
been filed in the 'llstrict court at Nome
at the time he was accused of disobeying
His attorney, ex-Congressman Geary,
urged that the United States circuit court
of appeals did not secure jurisdiction until
the original orders were filed.
Another important contention of Mc-
Kenzie was that he acted on the advice
of his attorney in disobeying the writ.
Mr. Gear.- told him the order was void.
In the opinion read by Judge Ross the
court held that the filing of citation in
the district court at Nome was sufficient
to give the court of appeals jurisdiction,
but in proper cases may be considered
in mitigation of the offense.
Grossly Illegal Proceedings.
At this point in the decision the court
refers to the acts of Judge Noyes and
the manner in which affairs were con
ducted at Nome. It says:
"The circumstances , attending the ap
pointment of a receiver in these cases,
however, and his conduct after as well as
before the appointment, as shown by the
record and evidence, so far from impress
ing us with the sincerity of the preten
sion that his refusal to obey the writs
issued out of this court jvas based upon
the advice of his counsel, that they were
void, satisfy us that it was intentional
and deliberate, and in furtherance of the
high-handed and grossly illegal proceed
ings initiated almost as soon as Judge
Noyes and McKenzie had set foot on
Alaskan territory at Nome, and which may
be safely and fortunately said to have no
parallel in the jurisprudence of this coun
"It speaks well for the good, sober sense
of the people gathered on that remote and
barren shore that they depended solely
upon the courts for the correction of
wrongs against them, which always may
be depended on to right, sooaer or later,
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wrongs properly brought before them.
And it is well In these days of the rapid
extension of our national domain (or all
persons, whether residing in remote re
gions or near home, to remember that
courts which respect themselves and have
adequate regard for the administration of
justice and the maintenance of law and
order, will never tolerate any disobedience
of their lawful orders or writs of Judg
ments, wherever commissioned within
" 'It is inheriting the nature of Ju
dicial authority,' said the supreme court
of Florida, in the case of the state against
Johnson, supra, "that every court may pro
tect and maintain itself against all at
tempts to resist or thwart or overthrow
Its authority.' "
MUST FILE CHARGES
Judge Xoyes' Friends Say Otherwise
There Will Be no Action.
Special to The Journal,
Washington, Feb. 12.—Attorney General
Griggs is not in Washington to-day, and,
therefore, nobody can tell definitely
whether he will be influenced by the decis
ion of the San Francisco court in the Mc-
Judge Noyes' friends here insist that the
MeKenzie sentence will have no effect
upon the status of Judge Noyes before the
department of Justice and that the attor
ney general will still insist upon having
formal charges filed against Mr. Noyes be
fore proceeding to an investigation.
It is claimed here that the contempt
proceedings against MeKenzie did #not
touch the newspaper charges against
either Noyes or MeKenzie or go to the
merits of the main case in any way. It
was simply a proceeding against MeKenzie
for disobeying an order of the San Fran
cisco court, and that was all. This being
true, the fact that McKenzie has been
found guilty does not in any sense deter
mine any questions relating to the manner
in which he secured his Nome receiver
ships or administered them, and the San
Francisco judge yesterday, in passing sen
tence for contempt, went out of his way
to administer gratuitously a "roast" on
McKenzie's Washington friends do not
know whether McKenzie will serve his
full term of a year or be released before
then on payment of a heavy fine in lieu
of imprisonment. They had no word from
San Francisco and decline to express any
Should McKenzie serve his full
sentence, however, it is clear that a great
injustice will be done him, and the com
pany he represents, which has invested
several hundred thousand dollars in min
ing properties at Nome, regarding the
title of which no question ever has been
raieed. McKenzie is president and gen
eral manager of this company and his
being in jail may be taken advantage of
by his enemies to jump his claims at
Nome, or at least to tie them up for the
whole of the coming season. It is also
possible that attempts may be made to call
the McKenzie company's titles to these
claims in question during the imprison
ment and annoy the owners in 'other ways
that would be impossible were McKenzie
at liberty. . .
It should be said, in fairness to all con
cerned, that the one-year sentence was
not a surprise to McKenzie's Washington
friends, who have recognized from the be
ginning that McKenzie, when the supreme
court of the United States declared that
the San Francisco court of appeals had
jurisdiction to try the contempt proceed
ings, was at one fell swoop handed over to
his enemies. It is claimed that the San
Francisco court never has been favorably
inclined towards this litigation or in a
position where it was posible for it to
handle it without prejudice.
Representative Lacey of lowa, who has
championed the anti-Noy.ee and McKenzie
side of the case from t\;e beginning of the
controversy, said to-daj :
The president has had the case before him
for about two months. Yesterday's decision
will, in my opinion, cause some action to be
taken. The decision is official; it is a part
of the court record, and the judges' utter
ance relative to Judge Noyes will have great
weight. It is not rumor nor hearsay, but
something on which the president can act. A
copy of the decision is now on its way
here and will be laid before the attorney gen- (
eral for his information and construction.
The parts of the decision quoted in eastern
papers lead me to believe that the court
regretted that it was not dealing with Judge
Noyes. He could not proceed against a
court, however, but only against the indi
vidual, McKenzie. He was free to express
himself, however, as to his view of the ac
tion of the lower court, and he appears to
have done so. —W. W. Jermane.
Astonlahed and Indignant. »
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., Feb. 12.—The many friends
of Alex McKenzie were astonished yesterday
lo learn that the Alaskan receivership
troubles had not been amicably adjusted and
that he had been sentenced to a year's im
prisonmeat for contempt of court. There
was much indignation expressed here. Those
who know him best expect the wily Scotch
man to get out of the scrape somehow. The
fact that he is the national republican com
mitteeman from this state and the recognized
leader of the party in North Dakota makes
the matter of much political import.
VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE ORIENT.
"I KILLED HI/'mHAILTON
Officer Thomas J. Rooney's Sensational and
Thrilling Story of Hamilton's Frank
Confession the Night of the Murder.
% will go with
you. Let the law
take its course.
1911I 911 take the conse
quences. I killed
him, but I did it in
— From Officer Rooney's Statement,
There was a chapter of sensations in the
Hamilton trial this morning. First among
them was the most dramatic incident of
the trial, the testimony of Thomas J.
Roonsy, the ex-patrolman who took Ham
ilton into custody after the stabbing. His
story did not come as a surprise.
Every one in the courtroom was pre
pared to hear it.
. It was the strong card to which the
state's attorney had alludede in his open
He had then said: "We will show you
more—that Hamilton confessed to an of
ficer; said he did it. in self defense and
RAY EVANS, WITNESS.
I was prepared to take the consequences."
This is what Rooney testified that Ham
| ilton said to him when the officer laid his
hand on the defendant's shoulder:
: Officer, I will go with you; I :
: am prepared to take the conse- :
: quences. Let the law take its :
: course. I killed him, but I did :
: it in self defense. :
The Spectators Shuddered.
As the former policeman spoke these"
words on which the state exoects to con
demn the prisoner before the bar of just
[ ice, a low murmur—almost a shudder—
swept through that crowded courtroom. It
was a wave of sympathy for the young
man whose life or liberty may hang on the
ability of his counsel to disprove or set
at naught such damning evidence.
Hamilton himself # was imperturbable.
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
The Most Dramatic Moment of the Trial—
Rooney's Narrative Listened to by a
At the Theatrical Climax the State Rests—
With Rooney's Words Ringing in the
Rooney's cold-blooded declaration had no
more apparent effect on him than the most
innocent remark that has bene passed in
this trial. Without changing color, he
listened attentively to all that the state's
ratstiwenss had to say and did not betray
by so much as the movement of a muscle
any inward emotion which might have
been struggling for expression.
Rooney Was Well Trained.
Apparently Rooney had drilled himself
well for the part he was to play in the
legal drama. He must have gone over
his lines in many a rehearsal since the
eventful night. This is not to say that
he was not telling the truth, but rather
that he was probably anxious not to be
come confused and twisted" on the stand,
and so had carefully learned his story
word by word. That was the way it
sounded when he told his sensational
story on the direct examination —as if he
had learned it by rote and was reciting
it to the court and the jury just as he
had many times recited it to himself.
Those damning sentences which he swore
that Hamilton let fall when arrested he
repeated with a monotonous, meaning
less inflection. That was what made the
defense ask the witness on cross-examina
tion .if he had not learned his story.
RICHARD LE GALLIEXNE, SPECTATOR.
Rooney frankly admitted that he had
done so. ' '
All Rooney'i Word* Counted
Rooney wasted no words. It was a
plain statement made up for the occa
sion. He was no more affected by what he
had to say than he would have been In
giving evidence to convict a "plain drunk"
in the police court.
There was little left for him to say in |
the cross-examination other than the fur-;
ther damaging statement that Hamilton
admitted having had a..' large knife, in
addition to the small pearl-handled af
fair which he usually carried. Hamilton
had volunteered everything he had said !
in his confession. Witness had no desire
to question him until they reached police
headquarters. Unasked, Hamilton had
told him the whole story and had claimed
self-defense. ■ , , i
v The Confession Was Voluntary...
"I -had to do it," Hamilton explained,
calling the officer's attention to ; a large
bump on his forehead. He 1 struck me
"I should think ; a big,, strong fellow
like you would. be ; able to handle a little
slim fellow like Day without using; a
knife," Rooney replied. To this he. says
"I would have been able to, if air his
friends had not jumped onto me." ,
Rooney had noticed the bump on Hamil
ton's forehead. i There was also an
abrasion of the skin at that place.
One could have heard a pin drop during
all this, such a solemn hush had stolen
over the assemblage in its anxiety to
catch each word pronounced: by - Rooney.
The situation was tense.
A Terrible Silence. :
The stillness was broken now and then
by a gasp— it might have bee na sob —
some; one' in the crowd', ■; unable - longer -to
restrain it In that breathless suspense.
Then Rooney went on again In his clear,
steady "voice., . The judge, himself yielded
to the spell and twisted half round ;in his
chair to give : the witness his ; closest at
tention. • The jurors -who .have not
hitherto seemed particularly: impressed
by any. statements from the witness stand,
were now f all fattention. - They b*nt : for-
ward in their seats and with clasped
hands drank in eagerly every syllable that
escaped the witness' lips.
Rooney told at first of haying been sum
moned to the West Hotel, having beea
informed of a "cutting affray" in the bil
liard-room. He found a man dead on the
billiard table. Hamilton was sitting on a
fj\ I ill*
A STUDY OF MISS SLAGLE.
chair beside O'Malley, the night watch
man. O'Malley said:
"Officer, take this man and lock him
up. He did it."
"Did what?" asked Rooney. )
'•He Killed This Man."
"He killed this man," pointing to the
lifeless form on the table.
"Then," continued Rooney, "I said:
'Come on,' and gave Hamilton a stout
Hamilton, he went on to say, had then
"This is horrible," he was quoted as
having said; "I wish it had been the other
Hamilton had asked two men who yet
lingered in the room if they did not see
Day assault him first. They had said,
Some one—Rooney knew not who —had
told him not to be in a hurry, before he
took charge of Hamilton.
A Repulsive Passage.
Later, after getting his hat, Hamilton
had again volunteered: "I'll tell you all
about it." The defendant had then told
of the trouble between himself and Day
over Miss —without mentioning her -
name. There was no hint of delicacy In
the officer's handling of. the unspeakable
subject covered in Hamilton's reported
"hypothetical' threat" to the woman in
the case. He was brutally and unprint
ably frank in repeating Hamilton's words.
The officer's words at , this juncture must
; have been a positive shock to the refined
women who sat lup ' front, i They, sat : like
statues while Rooney repeated the words.
"He told me," continued Rooney,,"that
the woman"—the ■ witness did not men
tion > her —"had ' repeated ' his state
ment to Day, and that Day was sore and
had been looking for him ever since.";".
On cross-examination Rooney could rot
remember. that • Hamilton had staggered
from side to side in the walk to the sta
tion in the early morning "like an intoxi
cated man." He believed Hamilton = was
> intoxicated, but could only v remember
that his : gait . was unsteady at the * street
crossings when he stepped off the curb.
Later, ; when ..Charles';, R. Francis, city
editor ;of the the : Times, visited Hamilton
and admonished him to silence, ha asked
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