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THE ABGUB, TUESDAY. MAY 4, 1897.
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A BEAR STORY.
the Moat Woadrrfal Ehm of a Boater
, Who Was r a Tree.
They were spinning yarns of the
chaw, and this was the contribution of
the congressman: "Afters pretty bard
campaign I went, with a hunting party,
to tbo upper peninsula. I'm not a
Leather Stocking or a Daniel Boone
with a rifle, but I'm far from having to
go inside and clone the doors in order to
hit a burn. I'd brought down a deer
and bsjrgpd any amount of email game,
bat wanted a bear. One morning I bad
tramped an unusual distance from camp
and suddenly came upon three half
grown cubs rolling and tumbling over
each other In play. I shot one, and the
other two beat a clumsy retreat. Set
ting my Ran against a tree, I reached
my cub while be was still kicking. '
"Hearing a noise, I whirled around
to find tlio mother coming at me, her
mouth wide open and her eyes glaring.
There was no chance to reach the rifle.
I'm no sprinter and took the only alter
native by shinning up a tall pine tree,
Bho stopped a minute to examine the
victim of my shot and was more en
raged than ever na she came climbing
after me. Once in tbe tufted top of that
pine, I did some faster thinking, gen
tlemen, than I ever did on any question
of state. Tbe hear was roraing and los
ing no time. I was without a weapon of
any kind. It looked as though bruin
had tho drop.
"But a man. in my predicament over
looks no rlmnors. In my vest pocket I
had a well filled match safe. In my hip
pocket was a pint of brendy, 'minus ono
moderate nip. In my hunting Jacket
was a bunch of tow. I saturated that
with brandy, and, as tbe bear approach
ed, I anointed her with the remainder.
Dividing tbe tow so ns to have two
shots, I lit the first half and dropped
it on tho bear. I didn't need the other
half. Thero was a flash of light, as
t hooch a Dan of Powder had Lcen ia.
liitcd. Tho air was filled with the odor
cf burning hair. The bear let go and
fell down becanse it was quicker. Then ,
she li fe a fiery streak toward tho hori-
win and roado more noise than anyordi-J
nary thunderstorm." Detroit Fm
miry thunderstorm," Detroit Free
SAY THE SPECIAL IS A LIAR.
That Is the t nlle.l Mate for Remarks by
Mrmmr. Itnr and Whttton.
Milwaukee. May 4. Oeneral J. B. Doe
denies the chorals telegraphed from
Washington tf the effect that he took
advantage of his position as assistant
secretary t.f war to supply himself with
frsny useful and ornamental articles at
the expense of the government- ? Am.
.dined to make specific denial of the dlf
cuneci to mam specific denial of the dlf-
fcrent rharae. but delnrml that id. .
cusatlons constituted a ridiculous mass ' ing but the truth:
of falsehoods. He also defended Whit- J An up the state family had two does
ton. who waa hi. secretary a bnlWoR a Wack and Unw.
Jan-avllle. Wis . May 4 -Joseph B.ltween which thero existed every cvi
Doe. whose conduct In his eaoacltv of -j . J
asslntont secretary of war
itont secretary of war ha. h. i
severely criticised, left here earlv lnr
early last I
week to go to Elkhorn, expressing the !
intention or aroint; thence to Milwaukee.
It is said that he mar be hunting and
fishing at Lake Koshkonong. Whltton,
his former private secretary, says there
Is no truth In the charge contained in
the Washington dispatches.
The total appropriations of the Michi
gan legislature will be fully half a
million dollars less than two years ago.
Frank Adams, who has been suffering
from paralysis at his home in Uaraboo,
Wis., is said to be recovering, due to the
prayers of his friends.
Obituary: At Cleveland. Miller M.
Ppangler. M. At Seattle. Wash., Colonel
Granville O. Haller. V. 8. A., retired.
Tf. At Taris. Henry Havemeyer. son
of the lite Henry Havempyer. of New
York. ST. At London, Sir William C. F.
Notwithstanding the extremely low
prices received for their potato crop of
last year by the farmers of southwest
ern Michigan a largely Increased acre
age will be devoted there to raising
tubers the coming season.
The king of Italy has conferred upon
William Potter the . order of Sante
Maurlsion and Laxsare. Potter was
minister to Italy before and at the time
of the settlement of the New Orleans
An Immense tract of rich muck land
In Gladwin county. Mich., which has
always laid Idle, will be used this season
for the cultivation of celery.
The Wisconsin Beet Sugar company,
which has Just completed a plant at
Menominee Falls, Is In the hands of an
While walking on the Baltimore and
Ohio railway tracks near Marttnshurg,
W. Vs.. Benjamin Phepard and Martin
Riser were killed. Both were farmers.
Bay City. Mich., banks have so much
' money that they decline to pay Interest
n city deposits and talk of reducing
savings Interest from 4 to 3 per cent.
The triennial convention of the Jour
neymen Bakers' and Confectioners' In
ternational union Is in session at Cleve
land. John Koltn. his two little daughters,
and another man whose name could not
be learned, were drowned in the river
above Gallatin. Tenn.
The Joseph Cahn Clothlne- mntn..
en et the oldest wholesale houaea in
I CJtr. haa failed a-tvlnv
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to secure an Indebtedness of 30,-
Habaoribc for Turn Asou.
and flesh-forming bever-
lie LU. ul, Dorcnester, nass.
A HEROIC HISTORY.
The Stcvmr Career of (he little Island
There are not many islands with a
more stormy or more heroic history than
that of Crete, In remote antiquity it
was the redoubtable "isle of one hun
dred cities" scd had on illustrious line
cf kings, among who were Rhadaman
tbns, Minos and Idomenens. The last
named led afl?et of 80 ships to assist in
tho conquest of Troy and was the last
cf what we may call the legendary
kings. After him a gap of several cen
turies orcors, and when the record is re
sumed it is no longer fable, but authen
At tho time cf the Persian invasion,
cf Greece tbe island was populous and
prosperous. It was divided into several
independent republics, which, like those
of peninsular Hellas, were not always
in peace and friendship with each other.
They kept free from foreign wars, how
ever, except as they voluntarily furnish
ed mercenary troops to whichever side
would pay tho test for them. This was
dono in both tbe Persian and Pellbpon
ncsian wars, when tbo Cretan archers
wero ns noted and as dreaded as those
of merry England in later days.
The prowess of tho ancient Cretans
and their insular position kept tbem
free from invasion down almost to the
Christian era. While the eagles of Rome
"flapped wide wings in fiery flight"
over nearly all else cf the known world
that island retained its independence.'
Indeed it was only through intestine
quarrel that it was at last subdued.
Home 70 years before the Christian era
Homo took advuntage of the prevailing
discord in Crete to invade the island, on
tho pretext that the Cretans had given
aid aud comfort to Mithridates and had
ill treated some Boman soldiers. Tho
first army was repulsed and almost an
nihilated by tho Cretans.
But Rome was determined to achieve
tho conquest if it took the wholo power
01 i;er empire. Army alter army was
sent, and after three years of desperate
fighting Rome prevailed. For the first
timo in her history Crete became, in 68
B. C, subject to an alien master. From
that day to tho present, for moro than
1900 years, she has. been a conquered
province, never once regaining tho inde
pendence so long maintained and so
reluctantly relinquished, New York
A TERRIER'S REVENGE.
Summoned Bis Faithful Friend and Ob
This dog story was told to a reporter
by a lady who vouches for its accuracy.
as it is, ane anirms mat is
is the truth, the whnln truth nn1 nntt-
Miemwnip. xne lamuy
"ivj wk uuiiuer mjiuo
trfi.r i in n i . .i .
10 mues irom Home. They took tho
black and tan with them, but left bis
companion at home. They had not been
I established in their summer quarters
moro than a few days beforo tho email
dog had managed to pick a quarrel
with a-neighbor's bulldog, in which tho
black and tun got much tho worso of
the argument, so much so that when
he disappeared after the battle bis own
ers were much worried. Thy searched
high and low, but no trace of that small
dog could be found.
The next morning there was seen
coming np the road side by side the
black and tan and his faithful compan
ion, tho bulldog, from borne. The two
marched straight past the hotel where
the family were staying and halted in
front of tho homo of tho black and tan's
enemy. In somo unknown manner tho
country bulldog was summoned, and im
mediately his city contemporary fell
upon him. Tho struggle was severe and
prolonged, but tbo issue was never in
doubt The country bulldog was com
pletely conquered mid retired in as good
order as possiblo under the circum
stances. The victor, once bis task com
pleted, wheeled about and without a
stop retraced tbo 10 miles to home. Tqe
black and tan crawled into the hotel
with every indication of complete satis
faction cn bis diminutive countenance.
-New York Mail and Express.
Be Knew Where to G.
Tho Boston Traveler recounts a funny
incident which took place in superior
court in that city in the trial of one
Bobro. A witness, after telling somo of
Bebro'i alleged faults went on to re
count an unpleasant cxperiercn be bad
with tho accused a few weeks before the
matter got into court,
"I called at his office," said the wit
ness, "to try to compel him to return
the money be secured from me by false
representation. He ordered me from his
office, and as I didn't care to be assaulted
I concluded to obey bim. As I was go
ing oat he told me to go to"
"And in consequence of what be told
yon to do, what did you dor inquired
Assistant Distric t Attorney Sugbrne.
" Went straight to police headquar
ters," replied the witness.
It is needless to add that the solemnity
of the court waa disturbed for the next
WITH A LIFE'AT STAKE
Sensations of . a Juryman In a
Murder TriaL -
I5FLUEXCE OF THE LAWTEES.
Ant to Armas Prejudice la the Wnda of
the J Brora A Great Waste nf Rhetoric.
Weighing the Evidence Scenea Ia the
The trial of a man charged with murder
is always an Interesting proceeding, pre
senting, as it does, its strange shirting of
situations from the pathetio to the humor
ous, from the commonplace to the dra
matic. Men and women crowd the theaters
to be thrilled with an actor's art in feigned
matters of life and death, but few compar
atively have ever watched the course of a
murder trial, with its stage accessories, its
plots, Its actors and its dialogues, until
the curtain falls, as the clerk, breaking In
on a breathless silence, begins to read,
"We, the jury, find the defendant" And
If the last words are "guilty in manner
and form as charged in the indictment" a
tablean is limned of ' despair and grief.
And if the last words are "not guilty"
great and overwhelming is the joy in the
fanes of the accused and his people.
To a business man, sitting on a jury for
the first time in his lifo, the trying of a
man charged with murder is a solemn ex-,
rcrience. His ignorance of judicial pro
ceedings, bis anxiety to render a just ver
dict, the necessity for rigid attention to
the evidence as it is brought out, and a
hundred and one different matters make
it to him a terrible problem to solve.
A juror in the caso against Thomas J.
O'Malley recently gave his experience to
the Chicago Chronicle. He said :
"I was sorry in the first place that I had
been summoned. Business was needing
my personal attention "and It meant a loss
to me if I was takon on the jury. Yet, ns
it was a duty of citizenship, there was
nothing to do hut attend and answer the
questions touching my qualifications. My
dealings with the lmv and with lawyers
have been next to nothing and it was all
new and strange to me. -
"Tho questions put to the jurors in the
examination concerning their availability
Impressed mo in one particular they
showed that the lawyers on either side were
keen students of physiognomy and that
each attorney considered the selection of
the jury as tho foundation of the trial. I
think perhaps the attorneys for the defense
were the most strenuous in exhausting ev
ery possible query which might show a
lurking prejudice against their clients.
There was a good deal of wrangling over
questions pnt by both sides, and in the ap
peals to tho judge I was much impressed
by Judge Tnley. no was very cool, patient
and clear headed. He seemed to me, though
I know nothing of the legal merits of his
rulings on disputed points, as an eminent
ly fair man, anxious only to get at the
trnth of tho matter.
"Before tho testimony began, and even
before the first speeches were made, I bad
formulated my plan as to the evidence. It
was simply to take each man and each
woman as they came to the stand and
weigh their stories as I would in -my busi
nesstheir appearance, their manner, the
way their stories were supported by others,
and the credibility of tho story. Right
thero was a difficulty. You know some
people are able to tell a story that seems
plausible, and they can reel tt off with an
optiearancc of perfect frankness, and at
thut it may be simply artistic lying. And
some people of nervous temperamculs and
sensitive natures may stammer and hesi
tate and change color and get tangled up
in their statements and yet be perfectly
"Now. there were all sorts of witnesses
in the caso, and knowing this peculiarity
about truth and falsehood it kept me on
the alert trying to give credit where credit
waa due. As to the lawyers, another diffi
culty was presented to me in the person of
Mr. Donahoe. Donahoe is a fighter, a born
fighter, and it was so apparent in him that
I perceived tt immediately, and it began
to arouse my own natural aggressiveness,
and then I said to myself. 'It won't do to
feel any corobativeness toward Donahoe,
for that might prejudice roe against his
client.' It was not that I blamed him for
being watchful and vigorous in his de
fense of the man be was defending, but it
was hammer and tongs with him all tbe
"With Forrest my feelings were differ
ent I said to myself: 'Now, here is a
shrewd criminal lawyer. I've beard him.
I wonder if be has any scheme, tricks or
surprises to spring on me.' Forrest is a
good actor. He knows how to look at a
Jury. He has a knowing smile, a wag of
the bead, an Inflection which may mean
Incredulity, contempt, pleasure or any
other emotion. He is cool and, I judge, a
"The first thing which impressed itself
upon me after the trial fairly began was
the woefully ragged and lnoonrplete man
ner in which tbe ease had been prepared
by the state. There were many places
where the links were missing and tbe
chain rattled . It was evident from the
very first to m that there had been a lack
of preparation of the entire caso. Kow, I
reasoned to myself that cither this was be
canse of a new state attorney coming in
to the office or because there was a lack of
genuine confidence in the case on the part
of the state or there was an Inherent
weakness in the state's case which pre
vented it from doing anything more than
it did. At any rate, this feeling of mine
that the state had gone to trial with its
evidence in a confused condition and with
out adequately preparing ics case bad a
grave effect on my mind in considering
the charges against the accused man.
"It was an awfully nerve destroying,
brain tiring task sitting up there for days
and days listening to the testimony of tbe
witnesses, the arguments on the introduc
tion of certain kinds of testimony by the
lawyers and the rending of law from the
ponderous law books dragged in by the
: "As far as the lawyers were concerned,
their little tide speeches, repartee and re
torts did not cut tbe slightest figure with
ma I noticed that their fierceness in de
bate did not extend to ferocity in the ele
vators or in the balls and niado np my
mind that it was most of it done for effect.
"There was one curious thing about tbe
bringing out of points in evidence. When
a witness would be brought on tho stand
after being sworn and would pet down to
tbe story of the shooting, I wonld feel that
ho was going to Identify O'Malley or San
try. Now, if be had pone on and said, 'I
saw Thomas F. O'Malley there at the time
of the shooting,' it would have impressed
me or it would not have impressed me, ac
cording to my belief in the truth of his
' "But when tho witness, by careful and
impressive questions, was brought np to
the scene of tho shooting;" when he was
asked irt detail the position of himself, the
tables, the ballot box, door and the man
who wos billed; when he had been led up
to tho question of positive identification
and in response to a question of whether
ho recognized any man that night who
was then in the room; whon in response
to bis nnsrror of 'I do,' he was asked to
point out tbe man, and with a 'Thou art
the man' air of accusation ho pointed to
one of tho accused, I confess it impressed
me. I realized the artfulness of It, the
Stage accessories, if you like, of the slow
rumble of portentous questions like tho
roll of stage thunder. The evident intent
soon revenlod itself and I was fully pre
pared for tho alleged identification, and
yet in spite of all this and a temperament
not prone to be swayed by excitement, I
THE JURY ROOM.
realized that this touch of the dramatie
had had its effect on me and that I must
think of it only in its everyday and not Its
theatrical effect if I wished to do justice
to the accused.
"Of the oratory I can say that It did not
weigh a grain with me, I think possibly
lawyers may felicitate themselves that 'my
speech' didjt, as I have heard them say,
but I believe the combined oratory of both
sides was really to us 13 men, and I know
it was to mo, all sound and fury, signify
"As the cose progressed I lost in weight
and became nervous. Had it continued
much longer I believe I should have fallen
sick. We jurors became well acquainted
as the time passed, and as tho trial grew to
a close the sense of personal responsibility
which had weighed heavily on mo began
to grow lighter and lighter so for as O'Mal
ley was concerned, and the question seem
ed one to me personally of whether or not
Suntry was a guilty man.
"I was heartily glad when both sides
finished their evidence, and as far as
O'Malley was concerned my mind was
made up before the final speeches were
made. I believe we were all of a mind re
garding O'Malley and I recollect smiling
as wo filed in to hear the lawyers talk and
saying to myself 'and now for a flood of
oratory.' The speechmaking was an un
mitigated bore to me, mostly, but tbe law
yers analyzed and compared and quoted
and vociferated and gesticulated and shout
ed and kept at us for days.
"Then came the Instructions of the
court. Now, I can say frankly that these,
as coming from the court and being his
opinion of the law governing the case, I
was anxious to hear and listened to very
carefully. They were many and lengthy,
but they aided me materially, especially as
to the reasonable doubt In a murder case.
"We got into tbo juryroom and tbe door
was closed. I don't think I ever saw 13
men more visibly filled with strong excite
ment. It was not of the demonstrative
kind, bnt tt was apparent. A little while
passed, as we took up O'Malley's case first,
and then, as soon as any expression was
bad. it came like a flash, 'O'Malley is in
nocent.' There was no talk, hardly. It
was just as though it blazed from man to
man in one leap like a prairie fire 'O'Mal
ley is Innocent.'
. "As to Santry's case, there was some ar
gument, bnt it drifted steadily to tbe man'a
favor, and we finally agreed to acquit him
also. Yon know the scene at tbe acquittal.
Tbe Lord preserve me from another expe
rience of that kind; it's terrible in its wear
and tear of the nerves."
Sank Cvmmlt Sniclde.
Snakes have frequently been known to
commit suicide. Rattlesnakes when sur
rounded by a circle of fire will bite them
selves to death.
OEATH OF EX-GOVERNOR PORTER.
IMsttBgaIska4 Indlaalaa Passes Away a
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Indianapolis, May 4. Albert O.Porter.
ex-governor of Indiana, died yesterday
morning shortly after S o'clock at his
home. 493 Capitol avenue. North. His
passing away was peaceful and pain-
A. o. roRTKB.
less. His memory had quite forsaken
htm. and although his children were
gathered about his bedside he failed to
recognize them. The immediate cause
of his death waa cellulitis, a phase of
erysipelas. Ex-Governor Porter had
been growing more feeble every year
since he returned from Italy in 1893.
One day during the winter of 1S95 he
Walked down' town to see his son, Geo.
r. Porter. Retruning, he had a seisure,
fell in the street and had to be carried
to his home. It was thought at first
that he was suffering from apoplexy,
but it afterward developed that the
cause of the sudden illness was con
gestion of the brain. He recovered slow
ly from this attack, which left him so
much weaker than before that It was
necessary to procure an attendant for
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, May 4. Yesterday the Chi
cago club was to have opened here with
the St. IxjuIs and a handsome silver ser
vice was to have been presented to An
son, but rain prevented the game. Other
League scores: At Washington New
York 9, Washington 0 four innings
game forfeited because Washington
soldiered;" at Pittsburg Louisville 4.
Pittsburg 7; at Cleveland Cincinnati 2,
Cleveland 6; at Brooklyn Baltimore 3.
Brooklyn 3 eleven innings, darkness; at
Boston Wet grounds.
Western League: At St. Paul Mil
waukee 6. St. Paul 10; at Minneapolis
Kansas City 10, Minneapolis 9; at De
troit Indianapolis 5, Detroit 4; at Grand
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