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PRICE TWO CENTS.
REPUBLICANS SWAY
THE PIVOTAL STATES
ROOSEVELT HAS
EMPIRE STATE
Odell Poll Assures New York
i State to the Republican Na
tional Ticket.
Canvass by Leaders in Three
Chief Battlegrounds Shows
Viotory.
By W. W. Jermane.
New York, Oct. 21.The time has
*o-w como to say that the Eoosevelt
lectors will carry New York state. 1
have been permitted to look over the
tabulate! statement of the final poll
of the state, made under the peisonal
direction of Goveinoi Odell, y\\\o is ad
mitted to be the cleverest political strat
egist the state pioduced tor many a day.
That poll shows a pluialitv foi the re
publican electors of 95,000 in other
words, the republican pluralities above
the Harlem will much more than offset
the democratic phnahties in the city.
$
Odell has the most perfect organiza
tion that the republicans of New Yoik
have had for a generation. He has
abundant means for getting at the ex
act situation, and he is not a "rain
bow chaser.'' But even after discount
ing his poll 50 per cent a plurality of
47,500 remains, and if this in turn
should bo discounted 50 per cent, the
republican maigm is still 23,750.
On the result of this poll there is
no good reason for doubting what the
result will be, and this is particularly
true when it is lemembered that the
democratic polls show that the plurality
for Parker the city must be at least
150,000 in order to ""break evon" with
the republican pluialitv up the state
This Odell poll is not being used to
influence the campaign, nor for public
circulation, and only the partv leadeis
are supposed to know anything about
I understand that it has been turned
it. over to the chairman of the republican
national committee, who has submitted
it to the president. It is intended for
the guidance of the party managers, and
on that account it has been carefully
''edited" and pruned wherever there
fieemed to be doubt.
Betting Odds Baised.
Apparently some of the people who
wager money on elections have heard
ft bout it. The odds on the general re
sult are now four to one in favor of
.Roosevelt, with very little money in
sight, while Parker people are waiting
for them to reach five to one before
taking out their pocketbooks. Between
10 o'clock and noon yesterday $10,000
had been wagered on the general result
on the Broad street curb at four to
one, and during the afternoon this sum
was almost doubled. One broker offered
$2,000 to $1,200 that Eoosevelt would
carrv the ptate, but there weie no tak
ers, and $1,100 even that he would get
better than 20,000 plurality, this also
without takers.
The odds on Herrick for governor
have disappeared, and it is now be
lieved that if Roosevelt should carry
the state by a plurality half as great
as that shown by the Odell poll, Higgins
Will be the next governoi.
It is noteworthy that four years ago
the odds on Wall stieet were four to
one on McKinley, and more money was
offered than found takers. A week be
fore election the odds increased to five
to one. The 1900 performance seems
likely to be repeated this year. Pour
years ago beta were made here that Mc
Kinley would carry the state by 100,-
000 plurality, but odds were demanded
and given. The total sum wagered was
not large, because the Bryan people did
pot have the courage of their
preiudices.
Focused on Three States.
As Journal readers are probably
aware, the presidential campaign has
row been focused on three states
New York, West Virginia and Indiana.
It is a little early to speak certainly re
garding Indiana. Biyan has -just fin
ished his tour of that state, and Watson
has started to cover the Bryan trail.
All apathy has disappeared, and from
now on to the night before election the
state will have one of its old time
fevers of excitement. I am satisfied
that while it is close, it is leaning to
ward Eoosevelt, but a more definite
statement cannot be made until the last
of next week. It will take until then
for the party managers on both sides
to figure accurately on the results of the
Bi van and the Watson tours.
On the highest authority I am permit
ted to say that Senator Fairbanks, in
his confidential reports to Chairman
Lortelyou and the president, claims In
'diana, as He says its
republican plurality wil be 40,000.
issspayingabsolutelythsafe.l
k. in the case of New York poll,
hi estimate is not intended for public
onsumption. Senator Beveridge, who
close attention to Indiana,
also says 40,000. The Fairbanks esti
mate was called out by telegraph.
During the Bryan tour there was a feel
ing among leading republicans that
Fairbanks ought to cut his itinerary
Bhort in outside states and arrange to
(levote more time to Indiana. Hi's re
ply was that he would devote the last
peek of the campaign to Indiana,, but
week of the campaign to Indiana, but
didn't really think it was necessary to
do that much.
At the same time, however, I prefer
not to make any definite claim as to
Indiana for the present, beyond saving
that, while it seems close, its leanings
are undoubtedly toward Roosevelt.
West Virginia Fairly Safe.
I would say the same for West Vir
ginia. The situation here cannot be
safely predicted for a week or ten days.
Speaker Cannon is now covering the
trail recently made in that state by
Henry Gassaway Davis, David Bennett
Hill and Charles A. Towne.
During the past week a decided reac
tion in favor of the republican candi
dates has been noticeable, and it comes
BO near the election as to render a dem
ocratic counter-reaction exceedingly
improbable. This republican reaction
has followed on the heels of an earlier
one, which manifested itself shortly af
ter the publication of the letters of ac
ceptance.
It is this upgrade movement which
has lifted New York out of the mire
and made it safe for Roosevelt. It has
had a similar effect in Delaware and
Rhode Jsland, which are now safely re
publican. I has also had a marked
effect in Indiana and West Virginia,
and explains why in these states the
leanings are very clearly toward repub
licanism.
If there were "October states," as
there used to be, the country would
hare an illustration of what the force
of this latest reaction is. In other
Continued on Second Page,
JAPS' AIM FOUND
RUSSIAN OFFICERS
Partial Reports Indicate That
Over 500 Pell in Recent
Conflict.
Renewal of Slaughter Looked for
SoonDry Weather Prom
ises Battle.
Berlin, Oct. 21.A dispatch to the
Lokal An?eiger from Mukden today
tnv tl Eighth Russian army corps has
an lved and that General Kuropatkin i
will make new plans immediately.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21, 1:42 p.m.
The two armies face each other across
the Shak-he river, but operations con
tinue at a standstill. The heavy fog
which hung over the plain was burned
up by the sun yesterday, and there was
some desultory artillery firing from
some of the Russian batteries, but noth
ing important. One of the Associated
Pi ess correspondents says the Japanese
dm not reply, indicating a possible
shortage of ammunition or a desire to
conceal the location of their guns. Cor
respondents are kept in the dark as to
iuturo plans.
The war office has no fresh news this
morning, except a list of the losses of
General Ekk 's Seventy-first division of
the Fifth Siberian corps and General
Morazoff's First division of Lieutenant
General Dembowski's corps. Each lost
half a dozen officers. The official lists
of officers killed and wounded between
Oct. 11 and 13 totals 172, including
Major General Rabinski and seventeen
field officers killed. The wounded are
in the proportion of one to six. The
list for the heaviest day's fighting is
still unieported, and doubtless will ex
ceed the losses at Liao-yang, when 500
officers were killed or wounded. The
losses among the men are not yet re
ported, but they are thought to approx
imate not much over 20,000.
Port Arthur Bombarded.
News from. Port Arthur brought to
Chi fu by a "junk which left there Oct.
19 says a fierce bombardment, which
began Oct. 16, was still progressing
without interruption. Many buildings
had been damaged and ships in the har
bor had also been hit by shells, but
the character and extent of the dam
ages are not stated. The Japanese main
forces are now posted at Liu-dzia-tung.
They have placed guns of large caliber
on Iun-ii-di mountain. The Russians
continue making sorties successfully and
inflicting heavy losses on the besiegers,
whose losses since the commencement
of the siege are said to have been 50,*
000.
TBYING TO BUY LINERS
japs and Russians Bid for North Gar
an Lloyd Snips.
New York Son Bpeolal Service.
New York, Oct. 21.It has become
known among shipping men that the
Russian government has tried to buy
part of the fleet belonging to the North
German Lloyd Steamship company.
The Russians, who want the giant
liners for transport purposes, offered
large sums for the vessels. The Jap
anese are also after the boats and it is
believed that the two countries are bid
ding against each other. Manager Her
man Winter said:
It is entirely possible that four or five
of our ships have been purchased by
one of the countries, altho at this time
we have not been advised to that ef
fect. The Russians wanted the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse, but we refused to
part with her at any price. The Jap
anese also wanted that boat and others.
I do not know if"- they succeeded in
getting any of them.
200 COSSACKS SHOT
Reconnoitering Force Buns Upon Ja
Machine Guns.
Mukden, Oct. 21.Every man of 200
Cossacks, commanded by Captain Tour
genieff, who on Tuesday night recon
noitered the Japanese left southwest
waid near San do-pu, unexpectedly en
countered a good-sized Japanese force,
with machine guns, was wounded and
every horse except Captain Tourgenieff's
was hit by the bullets from the Japa
nese machine guns. Tourgenieff, tho
mortally wounded, carried off one man
behind his saddle, while others man
aged to creep back to camp. But, as
already cabled, not one man was killed
on the field.
There is the greatest fear on the part
of the Russian wounded of falling into
the hands of the Japanese, the Russians
being convinced that they torture their
prisoners.
HUMANE PLAN OP JAPS
Aged Prisoner ReleasedMaimed Also
to Go Free.
Tokio, Oct. 21.The military au
thorities have released the captured
paymaster of the Russian armored
cruiser Rurik on account of his age.
He is 70 years old. They have also re
leased thirty-four Russian hospital at
tendants and twelve battle-maimed sol
diers. They will be sent to the Russian
consul at Shanghai. I is probable that
the Japanese will thereafter release
prisoners whose wounds are healed and
who are incapacitated from further
fighting.
CRUISERS REPAIRED
Vladivostok Vessels in Shape for More
Fighting.
Special to The Journal.
Paris, Oct. 21.A dispatch to the Echo
de Paris from St. Petersburg says the
cruisers at Vladivostok, which were
damaged in the fight with Kamimura's
squadron, Aug. 14, have been repaired
and have made thoroly satisfactory
trials.
INDIAN GIRL REHEADED
CHIEF THROWN IN JAIL
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. Oct., 21.Chief Ze
quid of the northern tribes of British
Columbia Indians has been thrown into
jail here to await his trial for refus
ing to allow his people to tell of a
young girl who was murdered, her head
cut off and $500 taken from her. The
Indian maiden was keeping the money
for her "buck," who was a very suc
cessful hunter. The murder took place
at the Indian village of Narville, B.
but no threats or nope of reward will
induce the Indians to betray the slayer
of, the girU _
TH E MINNEAPOLI S O
CANNON DECLARES
ILLINOIS IS SAFE
Speaker Visits White House with
Nothing but Cheering
Political News.
Washington, Oct. 21.Speaker Can
non called at the White House today
and gave the president and members of
the cabinet nothing but cheering news
of his observations of the political
situation in the states thru which he
has been campaigning. The speaker
reached the White House as the cabinet
members were assembling for their
semiweekly meeting. The president,
the speaker and the cabinet officers
had an animated talk on politics before
the cabinet formally began business.
"Are you going to get back to
Illinois during the campaign inquired
one of the reporters who interviewed
the speaker after the cabinet meeting.
"You know Carter Harrison says
Illinois is a doubtful state."
Yes,'' responded the speaker, Car
ter Harrison is a powerful knowing
man, but I reckon we will worry thru
with the normal republican plurality.
But I am going home to vote, you
know.''
"How about West Virginia?"
"Oh, West Virginia will be repub
lican by a big plurality," the speaker
replied, "and we will have a solid re
publican delegation in the house from
that state also."
EXTRAVAGANCE IS
PARKER'S CHARGE
Candidate Replies to Taft's
Speech and Says He Can
Prove Accusation.
Esopus, N. Y., Oct.^21.Judge Park
er today addressed a delegation from
Hudson county, New Jersey, on the sub
ject of administrative extravagance, re
plying to a speech made Secretary of
War Taft in which the secretary called
upon the democrats to give a bill of
particulars in connection with their
charge that economy in government af
fairs had been forgotten in the years
the republicans have been in control of
national affairs.
Judge Parker quoted a few totals
from official reports which he asserted
not only raised the presumption of ex
travagance, but proved it. A bill of
particulars will be given, he said, when
a democratic administration gets a
chance at the books.
From midnight until after noon to
day rain fell in torrents.
DOROTHY RUSSELL IN
MOTHER'S FOOTSTEPS
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Oct. 21.From present in
dications the romance which began so
blithely for Dorothy Russell, daughter
of Lillian, when she met, loved and
eloped with Abbott L. Einstein, a
young lawyer, has come to an end. I
is alleged she has left her husband and
returned to her mother's home.
Whether or not the breach is so wide
that it cannot be bridged again is a
question that neither Miss Russell nor
her daughter will discuss.
OTHELLO'S ROLE PLAYED
RY A NIGHT INTRUDER
Special to The Journal.
West Bend, Iowa, Oct. 21.Harry
Salsbury entered at night the home of
N. Howland and attempted to smother
Mrs. Howland and little girl with the
bedclothing. They awoke and Salsbury
fled thru the window by which he had
entered. Mr. Howland was absent and
Mrs. Howland was sick in bed. The
supposed object of the visit was rab
bery. Salsbury says he was drunk and
did not know what he was doing.
FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1904.
THE DOUBTFUL STATE.
ii^^^h-
IS DUNN BEHIND
PERSONAL ATTACK?
Prominent Republican of North
field Predicts Resort to Bit
ter Personalities.
Special to The Journal.
Northfield, Minn., Oct. 21.Is R. O.
Dunn personally responsible for a series
of eleventh-hour atfteeks to be made
upon the private character of John A.
Johnson, his yigorerf rival for guberna
torial honors?
Such a course is indicated today by
the statement of a prominent republi
can of this city whose opportunities for
knowing the inside of the political
game should give his utterances weight.
"lam for the ticket," he said today,
"but I cannot countenance such tactics
as I understand are now in course of
preparation. Briefly, word has come to
me that there are already in the hands
of certain republican county chair
men circulars which attack Johnson
along the line of bitter personality. It
is my understanding that these are to
be released only a day or two before
the election in a desperate attempt to
turn a few votes. As a republican I do
not care to aid the opposition, but as a
lover of decency I cannot keep still and
see such a plan carried out. The head
of the republican ticket has been
charged with intemperate actions be
fore and this plan is not inconsistent
with his methods, but I tnist that his
advisers will think better of it and re
call the circulars."
The same gentleman was inclined to
make light of Senator Clapp's state
ment of today to the effect that Dunn's
nomination was assured even if the Hen
nepin Collins delegation had not been
unseated. He said that Dunn came into
the convention without an assured ma
jority and that so small a thing as the
seating of the Collins men from Henne
pin would easily have changed the re
sult. His comment on the developments
in the convention was not compliment
ary to Senator Clapp.
ROOSEVELT ASKS
PEACE COUNCIL
Invitation to the Powers to Send
Delegates to The Hague
Is Ready.
Washington, Oct. 21.In the course
of two days the president will dispatch
formal invitations to the powers to
name delegates to the new peace con
ference to be held at The Hague. The
powers are invited to suggest a date
or dates for the meeting of the confer
ence. Secretary Ha submitted a draft
of the invitation to the cabinet today.
Notice of his intention to- issue this
call was given by the president several
weeks ago, upon the occasion of the
visit to the White House of the dele
gates of the interparliamentary union,
and the formal invitation has been in
course of preparation ever since.
There was no hesitation on the part
of the president in framing the invita
tion, hence of course it is assumed the
government of the Netherlands was
first consulted. The date of the meet
ing was left open because it is stated
that anyone of the powers has as much
right to suggest a date as the United
States. Gcnsfquentlv there must be
considerable correspondence on this
subject before an agreement is reached.
11 is not expected that the conference
will meet during the continuance of the
present war unless this should continue
indefinitely. I cannot be learned that
any consideration has yet been given
to the rersonnel of the delegation
which will represent the United States
at the conference.
TRAFALGAR. DAY XN BRITAIN.
London. Oct. 21.Trafalgar day was celebrated
today at home and in the colonies with the usual
decorations and dinners. Nelson's flagship, the
Victory, at Portsmouth, was gaily decorated
with flags and decked with laurel and flew Nel
son's famous signal.
TOREADOR VESSEL IS SAFE.
New York, Oct. 21.The New York agents of
the steamer Buenos Aires received a telegram
today announcing the arrival, of that vessel at
Havana. Slie was more than two daya overdue
and some anxiety was. felt for her.
GUARDS WARSHIPS
AGAINST PLOTS
Navy Department Will Place Ma
rines Around Battleships
Under Construction.
New York Sun Special Service.
Washington, Oct. 21.Alarmed at re-
Eortedbeen
and mysterious attempts that
ave made recently to wreck bat
tleships prior to their launching, steps
were taken today to protect all govern
ment vessels in course of construction.
It is expected that marine guards
will patrol all shipyards where men-of
war are being built.
There was an important conference
today between General Elliott, in
charge of the marine corps Admiral
Converse, chief of the bureau of navi
gation, and Assistant Secretary of the
Navy Darling.
The meeting was behind closed doors.
The general matter of furnishing pro
tection to warships on the stocks was
gone over thoroly. The unprecedented
action of the goyernment in assigning
a marine guard for the battleship
Pennsylvania at the Cramp yard in
Philadelphia will probably be dupli
cated in every yard where there is rea
son to fear injury to the new ships.
It is believed this latest action of the
government was based on information
not hitherto made public, as it has not
been known that any attempt was made
upon the Pennsylvania.
WATERLOO HAS
A SENSATION
Geo. W. Bowder, Formerly of
Minneapolis, Sues Mrs. Curtiss
for Breach of Promise.
Special to The Journal.
Waterloo, Iowa, Oct. 21.A# sensa
tion was sprung in this city this after
noon when notice of suit was filed on
Mrs. Effie Hartman Curtiss of a suit
for breach of promise in the sum of
$18,500.
The plaintiff is George W. Bowder,
formerly of Minneapolis, now a prom
inent real estate dealer of this city.
Of the $18,500 sued for $3,500 is claimed
to be for money expended for the
woman in the case.
Mrs. Curtiss is the widow of W. D.
Hartman of the Waterloo Daily Courier.
She was wedded in Chicago to E. K.
Curtiss, a prominent business man of
Waverly on Wednesday, and had just
returned home from that city with her
husband when notice of suit was served
upon her. All the principals are prom
inent in social circles.
500 YANKEE TARS TO
RE GUESTS OF UPTON
New York Bun Special Service.
London, Oct. 21.Five hundred
American sailors will be the guests of
Sir Thomas Lipton at Crystal Palace
tomorrow. Preparations are being
made to give the men a good time.
They will be landed at Gravesend,
whence a train will carry them direct
to the palace, where a series of enter
tainments are being especially ar
ranged. The palace will be theirs for
the day/' sayB Sir Thomas. "Side
shows, riving machines, topsy-turvy rail
ways and every other wonder the palace
can produce will be free to the men of
the Olympia. If they do not paint the
Crystal Palace red I shall be disappoint
ed. I want the men, like their officers,
to go back with a good impression of
British hospitality.''
SILYER MEDAL FOR
THE METAL'S CHAMPION
Special to The Journal.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 21.W. J. Bryan
has been awarded a silver medal by
the world's fair jury for rye grown on
'his Pairview farm.
FOR CONVICTION.
Nathan Carr,
Richard H. Grlnated,
Louis E, Joy,
^Villiam H. Kennedy,
Leon L. Williamson.
Former Mayor's Fourth Trial Is Be Taken Up at
-4
The fourth trial of Dr. Ames was
moved In Judge Harrison's court this
afternoon.
Fred Ayers, for Dr. Ames, asked to
have It passed until tomorrow morn
ing on account of Attorney Cary's
Illness. This was granted.
Ayers also Intimated that an affi
davit of prejudice against Judge
Simpson trying the case will be filed.
-b
Former Mayor A. A. Ames is still
unconvicted.
After being out for forty-two hours,
the jury was brought into the court
room shortly before 11 o'clock this
morning. Questioned by the court,
eleven of the jurors asserted that they
had no hopes of arriving at a verdict.
Judge Harrison then discharged them
from further consideration of the case.
But Dr. Ames is not thru yet. Imme
diately upon the discharge of the jury
Judge W. A. Kerr, specially appointed
counsel for the state, moved for trial
the case of the state against Albert
A. Ames. Judge Harrison stated that
his health was such that he did not
feel he should undergo the strain of
another long trial at present, and he
therefore referred the case to Judge
D. Simpson.
Fourth and Last Trial.
Unless something unexpected hap
pens, this trial will be the fourth and
last
According to the best information it
will be a real trial, with real evidence,
against the much-indicted and much
tried defendant.
Judge Kerr is prepared to give Dr.
Ames the stiffest trial he has ever had.
Not only will the former mayor be con
fronted by the mass of uncontroverted
evidence which was introduced in the
trial just completed, but he has some
thing brand new which he thinks a jury
cannot possibly get,away fromj i A wit
ness who paid graft money directly to
the then mayor is said to have been
discovered by the prosecutor since he
rested in the last case. This evidence
will be sprung by Judge Kerr, and, if
it is not enough to convict, then he
will probably move a nolle.
The decision to move another trial
immediately was not reached without
careful consideration. When the jury
reported yesterday afternoon that no
verdict could be reached, Judge Harri
son called Judge Kerr and one of the
district court judges into a consulta
tion. The matter was thoroly discussed
in all its phases, but no decision was
reached until this morning, when the
other district judges were consulted.
It was the unanimous opinion of the
bench that justice could not be sub
served and the dignity and standing of
tho bench be upheld by any other ac
tion than the bringing of Dr. Ames to
another and an immediate trial.
Seven for Acquittal.
To say that the disagreement of the
Ames jury was a surprise would be un
true. I has been the general talk since
the opening of the last trial and before
that the "old man can never be con
victed." This seems to be a general
sentiment, and it evidently pervaded
the jury, which stood on the last ballot
taken seven for acquittal and five for
conviction.
In the face of all the evidence of
the defendant's guilt and a defense
based almost solely upon the falter
ing, contradictory story of the defend
ant himself, the twelve jurors sworn
to "well and truly try and true deliv-
ENGLAND DENIES
GERMAN BEQUEST
Refuses Harbor in Southwest
Africa for Landing
of Troops.
Berlin, Oct. 21.The government has
asked Great Britain to permit Germany
to use Walfish bay for the landing of
troops and supplies essential in the war
against the natives of German South
west Africa. The British government
has refused positively to grant the re
quest.
Walfish bay is the only good harbor
for a thousand miles along that coast.
I lies in that portion of the shore held
by Great Britain near Swakopmund, the
port of entry to German Southwest Af
rica. Swakopmund has always been a
difficult harbor to enter and is especial
ly so this year, as the Swakop river has
discharged immense quantities of sand
into the shallows.
Great Britain's refusal to allow troops
to land in Walfish bay will, it is as
serted, interfere seriously with Ger
many's military plans in Southwest Af
rica.
Cable dispatches nearly every day
bring news of some small German re
verse in Southwest Africa. News was
telegraphed last night that the German
station at Nomtsas had been captured
by the Hottentots.
CHARITY BEQUESTS FROM SCOTT.
Chicago, Oct. 21.An estate valued at $825,-
000, of which $800,000 is in personal property,
was left by the late Robert Scott, the rich dry
goods merchant. The bulk Is left to the widow
and relatives, but charitable institutions and
faithful employes also are remembered. The will
leaves $10,000 to the American Sunday School
union for the northwestern district and $10,000
to the Moody Bible institute
YANKEE TAKES DOMINGAN TAXES.
Washington, Oct. 21.Reports to the state de
partment announce that four customshouses in
Santo Domingo have been taken in charge by
Mr Abbott, an American appointed by the com
mission which awarded the Santo Domingo Im
provement company $4,500,000 damages against
Santo Domingo. Mr. Abbott will collect the
revenues, of which 60 per cent are to be ap
plied on the payment of this claim.
.THE WElTHER
Fair tonight and Saturday.
Today, max. 45, mln. 37.
A year ago, max. 59, mln. 38.
24 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
AMES CASE ENDS
IN DISAGREEMENT
STATE NOT THRU
OnceJury Stood Seven to Five in Favor ofAc-^i
if-
gnittalOne May Get Into Trouble on Charge of
Concealing His Opinions Before Being Swdrn.
FINAL VOTE OP AMES JURY
FOR ACQUITTAL.
William P. Nason,
Albert E. Jones,
G. W. Howard.
E. G. Barnaby,
Alexander M. Saewert,
Barnet J. Enger, 1
Rene B. Adams. 1
erance make" never came nearer a
conviction than six to five, one juror
not voting.
The first ballot is the one referred
to. The second, taken Wednesday
night after supper, resulted in six to
six and the forces were evenly divided
until yesterday morning, when Barnet
Enger was won over to the defense,
making the vote -eeven to five.
The argument put up by those vot
ing for acquittal was first that there
was no evidence of importance except
that of accomplices. Instructions of
the court deprived the jurors of this
plea and from that time on it was sim
ply a case of dogged adherence to their
opinion and a plea for a mueh-prose
cuted old man.
Jurors Are Criticised.
From authentic accounts the jury
room at timesespecially before the
evidence was all insaw some lively
times at cards.
Two of'the jurors have been reported
as declaring before their selection on
the nanel that they would not vote to
convict Dr. Ames. One of these in
particular ite subject to investigation
by the authorities and may find him
self in trouble on a serious charge. I
is charged that he stated to a man
who can be secured as a witness that
he would never convict the "old
man." When he was examined on
the stand by Judge Kerr he said, under
oath, that he had no opinion or preju
dice and could try the ease fairly upon
the evidence and the law as given by
the court. On the first night of the
jury's confinement this same man is
said to have offered in the juryroom
to bet $100 that Dr. Ames would never
be convicted.
Personal Feeling a Factor.
"It was^not the evidence with the
opposition," said one of the jurors this
morning. I was all persona! feeling.
We did the best we could, but we
couldn't, raatils all."
Dr. Ames and a few of his friendg *g
were at the courthouse early this morn
ing. The defendant looked worn, bt
cheerful and eviflently felt sure that
a disagreement was about to be an
nounced. A large crowd of the curious
waited patiently until the jury was
brought in and Judge Harrison took his
place.
The jurors filed in and took their
seats, looking a little the worse for
wear.
"Gentlemen, have you agreed upon
a verdict asked Clerk Ryberg.
"We have not," responded Foreman
Joy.
"Gentlemen," said the court, "the
court has kept you together for a long
time on account of the importance of
this case and in the hope that you
would reconcile your views.
"It seems that you should be able to
reach a verdict. You certainly ought
to. If the defendant is guilty he
should be convicted if he is not guilty,
he should be acquitted. How many of
you think that there is no hope for an
agreement
Eleven of the twelve jurors held up
their hands. "It is unfortunate that
we have to retry this case on account
of this jury's failure to agree. But
because you have satisfied the court
that you have honestly endeavored to
arrive at a verdict you will be ex
cused.
Any demonstration of joy on the part
of the defendant's friends was headed"!
off by the court's announcement that
the case would be retried at once.
WESTERN BISHOP
SCOBES THE EAST
Arraigns Extravagance of Par
ishes and Calls for Aid
for West.
Boston, Oct. 21.In a sermon today
to the national council of the Clerical
Union for the maintenance and defense
of the Catholic principles, Rt. Rev.
Reginald H. Weller, D.DV bishop coad
jutor of Fond du Lac, Wsi., made a plea
for contributions towards the work in
the west. He said it had often been
charged that Catholic parishes in the
east spent more money for music alone
than is available for the entire main
tenance of some western districts. He
thought the eastern Catholic parishes
should contribute more to the west, to
whom he said, they owe their continu
ance. Had it not been for those dio
ceses he declared the eastern Catholic
parishes would have been legislated out
of existence long ago.
RACING TO BUILD SHIPS.
New York, Oct. 21 A shipbuilding race be
tween the New York and Mare Island navyyards
has begun over the construction of two colliert
authorized by the last congress Thev are to be
the largest and fastest boats of their class in the
world. Each will be about 600 feet in length
and coat about $1 250,000.
PAYS PENALTY OF OFFICE.
Terre Haute. Ind, Oct. 21 William Rice,
a butcher at Metcalf, 111 whipped Mayor Phil
lip Bennett because he would not drive out of
town a farmer who was selling home cured meat
to Rice's customers. The mayor had Rice ar
rested for assault and battery.
TRAMPS IN RICH QUARTERS.
New York. Oct 21 Sleeping as if in quar
ters that were part of a boxcar, tramns giving
their names as James Wilson and Thomas Hilton
were found today in the handsome guest cham
ber of the country villa of Dr. George Stewart
of New York near Isllp, I
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%t VAN COTT TO LOSE PLACE.
Washington, Oct 21 -^-Postmaster General
Wvnne aunounces bv direction of the presi
dent that no investigation of the New York
postoffice was contemplated by the postoffice
department. Postmaster Van Cott's term will
expire early nest year and it is understood that
be probably will not be reappointed.
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