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T,. R.'S DEFENSE RUNS INTO Al A WISE PUP
BRICK WALL OF LEGALITIES
Syracuse, N. Y., May 1. Colonel
Roosevelt's defense of Wm. Barnes
libel suit ran into, a brick wall
of legal obstacles. Rebuff followed
rebuff for the colonel in rulings of
Justice Andrews excluding testimony
offered by the defendant
A procession of witnesses were pre
sented by the defense to support
Roosevelt's charges, closing the sec
ond week of the trial, as court ad
journs this afternoon until Monday.
Three rulings by Justice Andrews
today were regarded as serious re
verses, for the defendant.
John A. Hennessy, former Gov.
Sulzer's graft prober, called to teD-of
graft, corruption and investigations
in the state's government, was not
allowed to answer a smgle question.
The judge held his testimony imma
terial Still another reverse was a ruling
that the bare fact that Democrats
and Republicans voted together to de
feat Hughes' direct primary bill, was,-!
not 01 itseii evidence 01 me corrup
tion. This shut out more testimony.
Several witnesses were prevented
fron telling' of alleged bipartisan
. - GOAT!
Milwaukee, Wis. Torso of uniden
tified man found in , ruins of Story
Bros. Stone Co. hay barn, destroyed
Little Rock, Ark. 10,000 acres in
Southwestern Arkansas flooded, re
sult of breaking Red river levee.
Media; Pa. J. Hunter Brooke, a
wealthy society man of Garden City,
L. I, and Philadelphia, shot and kill
ed self between graves of father and
mother in local cemetery.
East St. Louis, III. Hoping to
save Clarence Dewein,. a Belleville
LL, youth from death in electric chair
in Arkansas, a benefit fish try and pic
nic will be given to raise funds for
Dewein's further defense. .
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Sheridan, Wyo,- E. C. Reed, rail
road agent, shot and killed Ed Hugh'-
ey, ranchman, whom he found in his'
home with Mrs. Reed. Woman hadr'
asked for separation in order to wed