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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
President's Policy for the
WANTS EXTRA SESSION
But the Teller Resolution Is a Bar
to His Plans.
CONGRESSMEN FAVOR DELAY
People at I'reMent. They Say. Are
Sot Prepared for the I'reu
From The Journal Bureau, Roam. -US, Post
Washington, Feb. 6.—The extra session
situation to-day, in so far as it is bound
up in the question of the Cuban Con
stitution, may be correctly expressed
under three heads as follows:
First—President McKinley is in favor
of having the United States exercise
some sort of suzerainty over Cuba for the
good of that island and the United States,
whose interests, he thinks, are alike
threatened by any proposition which
gives Cuba freedom without placing
■wholesale restraints on the debt-making
and treaty-making power. In order to
secure these restraints the president is
inclined to think an extra session neces
Second—The strong administration
members of the senate and house agree
with tbe president as to the necessity
for these restraints.
Third—These administration senators
and representatives disagree with the
president as to the advisability of an
extra session, saying that congress and
the country are not yet ready to face a
proposition, which, no matter if prompted
by wise statesmanship and a desire for
the ultimate good of both countries, is
a violation of thfe letter as well as of
the spirit of the Teller resolution.
In other words, as a republican sena
tor of wide reputation and influence, a
strong supporter of the president's Cuban
position, said to-day:
If the president calls an extra session of
congress to consider the Cuban constitution,
the probabilities are that public sentiment
will blindly demand strict adherence to the
Teller resolution. Congress will be influence'!
by this sentiment, and in the end may vote
To indorse the constitution prepared by the
Cubans even while knowing that such a vote
is> against '.h<* best interests of both peoples.
By waiting until next winter, when congress
will come together regularly, such an unfor
tunate result may be avoided. The people of
this country and of Ciba will have had time
to study the question carefully, and their de
liberate judgment expressed then will be .more
nearly right Iten their judgment formed oil
the spur of the moment or during an extra
Resolution in the Way.
Stated in still another form, the presi
dent regards the Teller resolution with
disfavor, because it Interferes with the
tnere is a suzeranity, the president be
establishment of a suzerainty. Unless
lieves Cuba will be a continued source
of trouble to us, perhaps to the extent of
involving us in serious disputes and wars
•with European powers. In this position
he is sustained by the administration men
in both houses of congress.
While the president thinks an extra
session the proper remedy, his backers
in congress tell him the country is not
ready for it, because it is unprepared at
present to indorse any departure from
the intent of the Teller resolution, and
■will look upon any such departure as in
dicating bad faith and show a drift
towards that democratic bogie, "im
In the debates between the president
and his friends, the advantage seems one
day to be with the president, and the next
against him. Ultimately, however, he
will yield, unless he can win these men
to his position. It is not believed that he
will summon congress in the face of the
earnest opposition of those upon whom
he must rely for action.
In standing for a suzerainty, the presi
dent is on very advanced ground where
he will be a target for political attack
from all quarters. Conceding that his
position is well taken, there is danger
that popular sentiment in this country,
controlled as it is too frequently by mere
sentimentality, will at first blush refuse
to support him, and so there would seem
to be ample justification for the position
taken by those members of congress with
whom the president has advised regard
ing the extra session.
Possible Trouble Ahead.
The question is fraught with grave re
sponsibilities and with dangers of the
most alarming character. If Cuba is to
have an independent government, her
constitution must be so worded as to in
sure peace and prosperity of her people.
This we hav^ a right to demand, because
of her close proximity to our shores. So
far the constitutional convention does not
seem disposed to give any guarantees or
to acknowledge in any way the existence
of the United States.
Under the Teller resolution it is clear
neither the president nor congress has
any authority in any way to change that
constitution. All that we can do is to
advice, and if the island is still refrac
tory, refuse to withdraw our troops. In
the end such a policy may lead us into
■war with Cuba, and then the fat would ell
be in the fire
No wonder McKinley is anxious and no
wonder that his supporters in congress,
who look at the matter as he does, are
advising him against assuming that this
country is at present ready to follow him
in a policy vhich may lead to the exer
cise of force, and which, at any rate,
clearly ignores the terms of the Teller
resolution, whose essential feature is the
same that this government had no in
tention of acquiring or exercising any
sovereignty in the island.
Trouble O.nly Delayed.
The president has information •which
leads him to think that there is a possibil
ity that the Cuban constitution may not
be completed until many weeks after
March 4, and if this should be the case, the
reason for an extra session so far as Cuba
is concerned would be removed. After thf
constitution is perfected, it is held in some
quarters, it must be put into operation
through the establishment of a permanent
government before this country would
have anything to act upon. This would
carry the matter dyer until late next fall
and the regular session of congress would
meet in ample time to consider it.
But even should this be the case the
trouble would only be postponed, not
averted. When this country comes to take
up the Cuban constitution, as it must in
some form, it would be brought face to
face with the issues, and it is still possi
ble that the matter will come up in time
to demand consideration during the cum
mer. General Wood in Havana yesterday
officially requested the constitutional con
vention to hasten its work so that the
United States might have time to inspect
It if nossible, before March 4.
—YY. W. Jermane.
State Senator Horton Is in
SEES THE CONGRESSMEN
He Is Getting Their Views on the
SPOONER CHANGES HIS PLAN
He Will Sot Move to Substitute the
Grout Bill fur Ship
Wow The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, Post
Building, Wushington. MSB
Washington, Feb. 6.—State Senator Hiler
H. Horton of St. Paul dropped into town
last night, ostensibly on private business,
but it is likely he will find nothing more
important while here than the subject of
the congressional reapportionment in Min
nesota. This afternoon the entire Minne
sota delegation, save Senator Nelson, was \
at lunch with Horton in the house restau
rant. It is understood that Horton de
sires to get the views of the delegation
regarding the various reapportionment
propositions now before the legislature, so i
that when the question comes up there for !
final decision light will be turned upon it !
from every interested quarter.
Mr. Horton's .'conference will be based
upon the theory that the present congress
men have more at stake in the reappor
tionment than anybody else and should in
justice to all concerned, at least have an
opportunity to express their views infor
Sand Congressman Eddy:
There is only one.trae basis of reapportion
ment, in my judgment, and the legislature
should take the vote for lieutenant governor
in 1898 and. 1900 in each county, add them to
gether and then divide by two, which will
give the normal ' republican vote of each
county. It nine republican districts are
mapped out upon such a basis I should be
satisfied, whatever the legislature, which
seems to favor nine districts, may do.
Mr. Heatwole " said in the same con
nection: ; i - ' ;
1 have no personal Interest. in the reappor
tionments. All I want is for the legislature
to make sure of nine republican congress
As the republican whip In the senate,
Mr. Hansborough of North Dakota has
been busy the past two days securing
pledges from republican senators that
they would attend the night sessions,
which begin to-night, and thus maintain
a quorum, preventing adjournment.
Forty-five pledges were secured, a ma
jority of the whole senate, and the night
sessions are, therefore, assured. The
subsidy bill will be the only subject to be
Several senators, friends of the Grout
bill, have advised Senator Spooner not to
carry out his program of moving to sub
stitute the Grout bill for the subsidy as
the unfinished business of the senate.
They say such a motion would seriously
embarass many senators who are friendly
to both bills, and, what is more important
still, probably line up the radical subsidy
senators solidly against the Grout bill,
making its defeat certain. Mr. Spooner,
in the light of the "tip," is said to be do
ing a good deal of thinking to-day. He
doesn't want to do anything that will
make the Grout bills sledding any harder
than it already is.
Representative Eddy will try to have
Chairman Sherman call a meeting of the
committee on Indian'affairs for Thursday
of next week to consider his Chippewa
timber bill. It has been referred to the
interior department and Mr. Eddy does
not look for a report from there until
next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Senators Hansbrough and McCumber
and Representative Spalding saw Secretary
Root to-day about army "appointments.
The secretary told , them it would be the
policy of the department to apportion the
appointments to the several states, prob
ably on the basis of representation in con
gress, one to each senator and representa
tive. On this basis North Dakota will be
entitled to three places. Secretary Root
said that the policy, would be to reward the
officers who have served in the Philippines
with reappointments should they desire
them, such appointments to be charged to
the states from which officers were orig
inally appointed. There are two officers
from North Dakota now serving in the
east. Captain Cogswell of Devils Lake, in
the Forty-fifth infantry, and First Lieu
tenant Fred Smith of Grand Forks, in th?
Sixth infantry. With these two officers
appointed in accordance with the depart
ment's policy, there will be but one place
at the disposal of the delegation.
The Minnesota delegation does not know
how many places will be allowed to the
state, but to-day's announcement by
Secretary Root will leave few places 'to
be filled by others than Minnesota offi
cers now serving in the Philippines.
There are at least twenty Minnesotans
now holding commissions in the volun
The secretary recently cabled General
Mac Arthur directing him to notify the
volunteer officers who desire appointment
to file their applications at Manila. Such
as indicate a desire to remain and take
commissions as first and second lieuten
ants will be subjected to physical and
mental examinations by boards to be des
ignated by General Mac Arthur. : The re
j ports of these examinations will be cabled
to the war department and the appoint
ments will.be made on the records of the
examinations and the efficiency records
However small the number of places at
the disposal of the delegation there will be
j harmony in making the selections. Sen
ator Nelson's announcement, that the mem
bers of the house will be consulted has
placed patronage matters in Minnesota
upon a better footing than they have oc
cupied for years. There will now be no
friction at any point of contact. The old
order of things will be overturned and
| harmony from this time, forward is to
; characterize the action of the delegation
I on all patronage matters.
The South Dakota congressmen were
also at the war department. They were
; given the information, detailed above.
j They asked Secretary Root to appoint
I Dr. T. W. Cox of Vermilliori, .who served
j as assistant surgeon in the First South
j Dakota,: as surgeon with the rank
! of major in the new army and they were
! referred to Surgeon . General Sternberg,
who has charge of this branch of the
service and who promised to appoint Dr.
Cox as surgeon with ; the rank of ' cap
." —W. W. . Jermane.
\Vanl»iii«toti Small Talk.
A. C. Lane was to-day appointed postmaster
at Billings, Aitkin county, Minn. . .
Secretary Gage has recommended an appro
priation of, $1,741 to pay the salary and ex
penses of J. L. Stevens,- Dcs Moineb'river land
commissioner.- .:■:■.-,;-■ ,;r,.. 4.
Mr. McCleary's house committee on library
today gave ;a ~ public hearing: to .G. Smolensk!
of I Indiana, who comes jto .Washington! rep
resenting .the-Polaaders-of ."America in the
WEDNESDAY EVENING, PEBRUABY 6, 1901.
G. WASHINGTON TO DATE.
Mrs. Nation—l cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.
interest of the bill pending in congress appro
priating |50,000 for Count Pulaski of revolu
tionary war fame, to be erected in this city.
The committee will probably report the bill
favorably. Petitions favoring the bill have
come to oongress this session from Poles in
all parts of the country. At least two dozen
petitions came from the twin cities and Du
luth and they were numerously signed.
MALMROS GETS A JOB
CONSUL AT < OI,O\, (OUMBIA
>l In n«>o!a Man Appointed— S«* edt» of
low v Ih a Deputy
Washington, Feb. 6.—The president to
day sent the following nominations to the
Carroll D. Wright, of Massachusetts, to be
commissioner of labor.
Oscar Malmros, Minnesota, consul at Colon,
Edward P. Seeds, of lowa, d«>uty auditor
for the war department.
John F. Pelton, of Colorado, receiver of
public moneys at Montrose, Col.
Postmasters: Minnesota—Wilber B.Hutch
; inson, Eagle Bend.
Wisconsin—Charles W. Culbertson, Au
Michigan—Arthur L. Begia, Carson City;
Robert E. Newville, Boyne.
lowa—J. H. Wolf, Primgher; X. D. An
thony, Ruthven; C. A. Vanscoy, Woodbine.
Montana—William R. Glasscock. Belt.
South Dakota—Lewis Tillotson, Gettys
burg; Gottlieb Meissenhoelder, Parkston.
MOVE FOR REFORMS
Progressive Men in China May Xow
Have a Chance.
Aetc Tork Sun Special S»rvi«»
Shanghai. Feb. 6.—The imperial edict
i ordering a reformation of the government
has been received here. The emperor
commands a consultation of the ministers
| of the privy council, the six boards, nine
j offices, the Chinese ministers at foreign
i courts and all the viceroys and governors.
These are fnstructed to recommend reforms
in the seven branches of government; the
j central government, ceremonies, taxation,
! schools, civil service examination, military
I affairs and public economies. These are
also to recommend what part of the old
system can be used and what part needs
This edict bears marks of sincerity. The
leading men of China will now have a free
chance to express their opinions. It is
considered that this is the most important
epoch in Chinese history since foreign
Typhoid in Manchuria.
Moscow, Feb. 6.—According to news from
Blagovcschesk, Manchuria is . suffering : not
only from widespread famine, but from va
-1 rious infectious diseases, which have lately
broken out among the pauper classes. ' The
Chinese peasants are fed by the Russians, but
typhus has made great ravages already
COOK WILL HOLD ON
Wisconsin Assembly Adopts a Com
mittee Report in His Favor.
Special to ■ The Journal.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 6.—By a vote of
81 to 14 the assembly to-day adopted the
committee report deciding against G. E.
Vandercook in his contest for the seat
held by Alfred Cook.
The antlpass . constitutional amendment
went through the second time in the as
sembly with 13 opposing votes. -
In the senate, Senator Jones introduced
a,. compulsory vaccination bill. Senator
Mills put in two bills authorizing the.tak
ing of the state printing away from the
i seat of government at Madison and per
j mitting a division of the contract among
different bidders. , .. .
;. -A new department is created by a bill
j introduced in both houses to be desig
| nated a free employment bureau. The bill
. provides for free employment bureaus to
be established in cities of over 20,000
upon quarters being furnished by the city.
A state superintendent is created at $1,200
a year. . . ,
GUERNSEY CATTLE MEN
Western Breeders to Make an' Ex
hibit at Wisconsin.* Fair. '
New Tork Sun Special Servian ±
Dixon. Wis., Feb. 6.—The Western
Guernsey Breeders' association, which -is
in session here to-day, elected the fol
lowing officers: President, Frederick
Reitbrock of Milwaukee;' vice-presidents,
F. W. Kimball of Minneapolis, J. W. Per
kins of Kansas City, and J. P. Smiley of
Plalnfleld, 111.; secretary and treasurer
G. H. Hill of Rosedale, Wls.
The association decided to make a spec
ial Guernsey show at the Wisconsin state
fair next fall and appointed a committee
to arrange the details with -the state
board of agriculture. - .• ; ■
KNOT TIED TWIGE
Program for the Wedding To-morrow
of Queen Wilhelmina.
CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS CEREMONY
Reception at tlie Palace, a Luncheon
and Then the Bridal
The Hague, Feb. 6.—fifty workmen's
societies, with bauds of music and five
triumphal oars, marfheu past tfee palace
this afternoon in honor of the approaching
marriage of Queep VVilhelmina. The queen
and her future husband, Duke Henry of
Mesklinburg-Schwerin, remained on the
balcony in spite of the severe cold. Enor
mous crowds welcomed the young cotfple
and the queen's mother during their after
noon drive. This evening there will be a
soiree at the palace.
To-morrow's program is as follows:
At 11:15 a. m. the minister of justice and
the witnesses ol the marriage will assemble
in the white rcom of the palace.
At 11:30 a. m. the civil marriage will be
performed in the presence of the nearest
After that the royal party will'proceed to
the church in procession.
After tfie religious services the royal party
will return n procession to the palace, where
Queen Wilheimina will hold court and re
At 1:30 p. in. there will be a luncheon,
and at 4:35 p. m. the couple will depart on
Elected Mayor of Exceinior Over
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., Feb. 6.—The annual
village election was held yesterday, and
created more excitement than the na
tional election. The tickets were in the
field headed by Colonel James Goodnow,
the venerable father of Consul General
John Goodnow, and Commodore L. F.
Sampson and William Peters. The follow
ing were elected: Mayor, Colonel James
Goodnow: members of the council, H. A.
Morse, Charles I. Cheeley, John Pauec;
recorder, Keith L. Davidson: treasurer,
R. H. DeGroodt: assessor, Fred F. Bick
ford; justices of the peace, George P.
Dickinson, two years; George Williams,
one year; constables. Will Wood, two
years; John Powers, one year. The license
question failed to come up for the first
time in twenty years, and Excelsior will
continue wet for another year.
The Excelsioft" Improvement League held
a largely attended meeting Monday night.
Plans were submitted for ornamenting the
pulic school grounds. It is the intention
of the league to raise the money for this
purpose without calling upon the tax
payers. Mrs. A. M. Slocum, Mrs. A. E.
Seamans and Miss Gertrude Williams
favored the audience with several vocal
selections. At the next meeting the ques
tion, "How Shall We Dispose of Our
Garbage?" will be discussed.
The Magazine Club held their regular
weekly meeting last night at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Morse. The club now
numbers thirty-six members and is grow
ing in interest. At the next meeting the
members will respond at roll call with
quotations from Lowell, followed by
music; record of current events, Rev. C.
L. Mears; Victorian era, (a) beginning of
reign until death of prince consort, Mrs.
H. E. Phelps; (b) reign between 1861 to
the time of her death in 1901, Miss Ella
M. Stratton; magazine article, Mrs. Ella
If. Reed; recitation, Mrs. J. S. Kemp.
Mrs. H. E. Phelps, teacher in the sixth
and seventh grades, has resigned her posi
tion to take effect Feb. 8.
The fruit growers of thesodth shore will
meet at E. L. Newell's drug store Satur
day afternoon for the purpose of electing
officers for the ensuing year.
FIVE YEARS FOR BAKER
Aanallaiit of Minn Larson In Senten
ced to Stlllwater.
Special to The Journal.'
Ada, Minn., Feb. 6.—Percy Baker, who
was tried here for shooting Miss Nellie
Larson, was found guilty of assault in the
first degree and sentenced to five years
IOW^N FATALLY STABBED.
Special to The Journal.
Wadena, lowa, Feb. 6.—Frank Mung»r,
Jim Crawford and Eugene Hageiman en
gaged in a drunken fight here in which
knive3 were brought into play with the
fe&ult that Hijgermaii fatally stabbed Mun
ger in the left lur.g. All were druuk at the
time. CiAwfcrd was badly cut. but will re
BILLION BEHIND IT
Sale of the Carnegie Interests Is
BIG STEEL AND IRON COMBINE;
y. ~ — "~~ -v
Morgan and Schwab Are the Lead
, er* in the New Coiu
. . ■ . liiuutioii.
i . New: York, Feb. 6.—The Mail - end Ex
press says: ' . '■■ ■ '■•-,.,
* Tfre control -of ; the Carnegie ; Steel com
pany, limited, has passed to a syndicate of
bankers, in which .1. P. Morgan &. Co. are
the dominant factors, by the purchase of the
stock owned by Andrew Carnegie. It is ex
pected that Mr. Carnegie will retire to pri
vate life. That th etransaction has been
completed was semi-offleially announced at
The Evening Post also announces the
Carnegie eale as an accomplished fact.
The Post says: ■
The leading participants n the deal, on
the purchasing side, were reported to be C.
M. Schwab, now president of the Carnegie
company and a trusted friend of Andrew
Carnegie^ and banking interests represented
by J. P. Morgan & Co.
A representative of the Carnegie interests
asserted to-day that an arrangement had
been practically consummated whereby iho
Carnegie Steel company, the Federal Steel
company, the National Steel company and
the American Steel and Wire company would
combine and be operated under the same
Unless som 1 unforeseen hitch is encoun
tered in the remaining negotiations the
amalgamation scheme will go through with
an Piiormous capitalization. Whether $1,000,
--000,900 wouli be req«ired to float the en
terprise the Carnegie representative could
It is understood that the undertaking has
the barking at Carnegie, Morgan and Rocke
HE REDEEMS HIS BRIDE
STRAXDKD IN A STR.WGE LAUD
Albert Lea .Man Sent the Money to
Seiv York Instead of to
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Feb. 6. —Miss Devire Gug
mann, a Russian girl of 21, was yesterday
released from detention by the immigra
tion officials at Baltimore and "started for
Albert Lea, Minn., to join her lover, Jos
eph Gauss, to whom she will be married
on her arrival.
Miss Gugmann arrived at Baltimore
Jan. 26, When examined, she stated the
circumstances of her coming to this coun
try. The immigration authorities tele
graphed to Gauss, notifying him that it
would be necessary for him to forward an
affidavit setting forth the desire to make
the woman his wife and to send the money
necessary for her expenses. No reply was
received, but the young woman said there
must have been some mistake, as she
knew her lover too well to believe that
he would forsake her.
Another telegram was sent, and yester
day the answer came from Gauss that he
had forwarded the affidavit and the money
to New York instead of to Baltimore. The
commissioner telegraphed to New York
and found that the necessary papers were
lying at the office. He told the young
woman who clapped her hands and cried
NO BREAKFAST TRUST
Injunction Against the American
Akron, Ohioi Feb. 6. —A perpetual in
junction was granted to-day against a
proposed combination of the cereal com
Two years ago the American Cereal
company planned to increase its capital
from $3,500,000 to $33,000,000 to form a
combination of !>5 per cent of the mills in
Mrs. Nellie L. Hower, a stockholder,
alleged that it "was a scheme to freeze
out small stockholders and a violation of
the Ohio antitrust laws."
Special to The Journal.
Crestcr., lowa, Feb. 6.— The farmers have
broken the quarantine here. Knd ' several . of
them' are -hauling produce to town. Smallpox
Is prevalent and several 'arrests 'are ex
pected. The :lceal>physicians differ in opin
ion -as to the nature of the disease and the*
t armtrs bava "< been < encouraged. by . th«ir ac
-16 PAGESS-FrviE <§&&&!&£
A MARKED SYMPATHT~
FOR FRANK HAMILTON
Might-Be Jurors Say They Couldn't Impose
Capital Punishment on the Accused
Man if Guilty.
Thirteen Talesmen Examined This Morning, but
Not One of Them Became a
The Jurors lp to Dhte.
E. Fitch Pabody, draftsman, Gillette-
Herzog company. 28 Thirteenth street S.
Charles S. Raymond, millwright, 515 Bea
con street SE.
Levi T. Lincoln, 3245 Nicoilet avenue,
employe of the Minneapolis Dry Goods
Harry V. Wetherby. clerk in the North
western National bank. 2013 Third ave
Arthur H. Robinson, tinsmith, 029
Plymouth. Hl7 Nicoilet.
Fred W. Xebelthau. 3213 Park avenue,
machinist, eleetris heat.
Thirteen was an unlucky number in the
Hamilton case this morning.
That number of talesmen were examined
and not one could qualify for service on
the jury.' The twelve men left on the
SKETCH OF THREE OF THE JURORS.
regular venire, who were especially ex
cused from another court room to do duty
before Judge Brooks, one by one proved
When court adjourned for the noon re
cess the first man of the special venire
hurriedly called into service by Judge
Pond and Clerk of Courts Dickey, took the
stand. With him there were just thirty
seven jurors immediately forthcoming.
I W(. — T*r/ *S
THE BRUNETTE AND THE BLONDE.
At the present rate the lawyers will do I
well if they find two more men in the lot
to sit in the case. Mr. Dickey said that
special venires would be drawn as rapidly
as needed. He could furnish enough ma
terial, he said; the only delay would be in
picking out the right sort. He thought
several more "winners" would be picked
from the fresh entries, and looks for the
swearing in of the complete jury by Sat
Ilinlikos Capital PuiiiMlimcnt.
Opposition to capital punishment was
the main ground, as usual, on which tales
men were rejected. "This is an easy way
to get out of service on the case and it is
suspected that some not over-conscien
tious men to whom jury duty is disagree
able, have made their scruples in this re
gard seem more pronounced than they
The examination this morning brought
out strongly the fact that it is sympathy
for the defendant which influences the
majority against consenting to a con
sideration of the case. Two men, who
were otherwise fairly acceptable, had no
hesitancy in saying that the possibility
of the infliction of the extreme penalty
in this particular case had given rise
to their scruples against returning a
verdict of guilty if the penalty might be
Charles H. Jennings, a dining car con
ductor on the North-Western road, said
that ordinarily he would have- no objec
tion to returning a verdict against a de
fendant in a murder case.
"But not in this case," he explained.
Sympathy for Hamilton.
Albert J. Llnd. a press feeder in the
employ of The Journal, took the
"I would hesitate," he ?aid; "I couldn't
fine him guilty in this case."
The only man examined thus far, who
has a personal acquaintance with the de
fendant, is Henry Kersten, city sales
man for' a St. . Paul house. Mr. Kersten
was ■ formerly night clerk at Thompson's
drug store, Third street and First avenue
a, . and% bad come to know. Hamilton'when
the night newspaper crowd frequented
the store after hours. The defense
wanted Mr. Kersten and it began to look
as though he would be acceptable to the
prosecution, when he became tangled as
to his convictions about capital punish
Doenn't Read Xewnpaperi.
That marvel among men—one who
doesn't read the daily papers—was dis
covered in the person of Ed J. Riley,
brakeman for the Omaha road. Mr. Riley'a
resulting ignorance of the case, about
which he hadn't even talked, made him
look a likely candidate. He was accepted
by the defense, but there was something
in his bearing which finally failed to
recommend him to the county attorney.
The triers having found Mr. Boardman'g
challenge for actual bias untrue, h#
"went the limit," and used his first per
emptory to unseat the railroad man.
Jonas G. Lagerstrom, employed by the
C. A. Smith Lumber company, was one
of the few men summoned who confessed
to having absolutely no conviction as to.
the guilt or innocence of any one con-,
nected with the tragedy. Reading or
hearing of the case, he said, could have
no effect on his mind. He could not try
the case until he heard the evidence,'
which alone would Influence him. Hia
only impression about the stabbing was
that it was a terrible deed.
Unbiased though he was, the defense
used a peremptory to get rid of him.
Mr. Lagerstrom and David H. Ring
rose believed in a strict observance of
the Sabbath. They were opposed to Sun
day papers and for that reason had not
read about the death of Day the day fol
Kverybody llrm! Journal'! Review.
The Journal's resume of the case
last Saturday attracted widespread at- !
tention —so much so that the attorneys
for both sides find it necessary in order
to establish prejudice or bias to ask if
the talesmen have read the article in
question. Invariably the latter admitted
having read the story, whereupon they
were asked to what extent they had beeii
influenced by it.
Arthur H. Robinson, a tinsmith, at !>29
Plymouth avenue, living at 917 Nlcollet
avenue, is Juror No. 5. Mr. Robinson was
selected at 2:30 this afternoon. Mr. Rob- -
inson is a dark complexioned man, about
40, of pronounced convictions, from which
once formed, be will not be easily shaken.
His temperament apparently tallies with
that of the other four jurors.
Mr. Robinson says that what he has read
and heard has had not the slightest effect
on his mind, and that he will reach no
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AL ROBINSON', WHO WILL. BE A LEAD
ING WITNESS FOR THE STATE.
conclusions as to guilt or innocence untfl
he hears the evidence.
Fred W. Nebelthan, machinist. Electrio
Heat Regulating company, was immediate
ly afterward accepted as Juror number 6.
He favors capital punishment.
New Ventremen An*ion*.
There was no delay in the resumption
of the Hamilton case , this morning. All
but. seven of the writs for the: special,
•venire of fifty. men were served last night.
The majority of the men■ summoned ,wer« |
oik- hand• some*time before the opening «£-.