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Armed Force Is Guarding the
Pitch Lake.
United States Has Acted With Great
American Comnli Are Attacked and
Imprisoned and There Is
>o Hepnration.
Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad, Tues
day, Feb. 5. —A correspondent of the As
sociated Press has just returned from a
ten-days' stay in Caracas, Venezuela, to
investigate the. Venezuelan situation. The
outlook at the Venezuelan capital is not
good. There i 3 a feeling of apprehension
in the air. The Castro government be
came unpopular, and hostility to it is
talked rather freely. The substantial and
solvent people of the community condemn
the government's attitude toward the
New York and Bermudez Asphalt com
<< The New York and Bermudez company,
it is aald, is quietly gathering a strong
force of well-armed and well-drilled men
at the pitch lake, in command of Major
Rafferty, formerly of the Sevetity-flrst
New York regiment, a brave and efficient
officer. They will resist all encroach
ment, -whether made by government or
revolutionary troops.
The United States gunboat Scorpion has
been ordered to the pitch lake, with or
ders not to allow the company to be djs
po&sessed prior to the conclusion of the |
judicial investigation now being made in
The Venezuelan government is trying
in every possible way to persuade the
New York and Bermudez rompany to re
sort to the tribunals. But the company
refuses, knowing that in Venezuela the
president or director changes the judges
in a night, and imprisons them if they
do not give judgment as directed.
Great Forbearance.
Diplomats in Caracas say the United
States government had acted with great
prudence and with a degree of forberaance
that almost ceased to be a virtue. They
spoke highly of the skill and tact with
which Minister Loomis had met a delicate
and difficult situation.
The United States, after receiving all
of the legal records and facts in the con
troversy, decided to> make a thorough in
vestigation. They asked the Venezue
lan government as a matter of courtesy
hexween friendly aatious to suspend the
decree dispossessing the New York and
Bermudez company till an investigation
could be made. This the Venezuelan gov
ernment declined to do. The request was
repeated and again refused. Then it was
made as a sort of vigorous demand, but
the result was the same.
Other (luirnst's.
The trouble over the asphalt is only
one of a large number of incidents. Three
months ago-the consular agent of the
United States at Barcelona was impris
oned wihtout cause. The United States
government demanded an apology, but has
not yet received it. A year earlier the
same consul was arrested and threatened
with torture if* he did not pay a large
sum to local military officials.
A few months ago a German merchant
at Barcelona was tortured by officials for
extorting money. The German govern
ment sent a cruiser at once and got sat
isfaction, and kept the vessel four months
in Venezuelan waters.
The Italians have had men-of-war In
Venezuelan waters most of the time for
a year.
Last year the American consul at
Lamuaira was attacked and his life was
threatened. The United States govern
ment has never received satisiactory
run—linn- for that.
American Geta Mixed Up Id a A'ene
inelau Revolution.
New York, Feb. 19.— H. C. Bullis of As
bury Park, N. J., after imprisonment for
more than five months in Maracaibo,
Venezuela, has returned to press a claim
for $50,000 damages against the South
American republic.
Mr. Bullis was engineer of the Mara
xaibo Electric company two years ago.
In a political uprising he was compelled
to climb a telegraph pole and seek pro
tection under an American flag, which he
tied to a pole.
Mr. Bullis smuggled a letter from
prison to the American minister in Cara
cas, and twenty-four hours afterwards the
Venezuelan government complied with a
peremptory demand for his release.
Kitchener Expects Him to Double
Back to the Southwest.
Boers Derail a Train hut They Are
Driven Off Before They
Get Much.
London, Feb. 19.—Lord Kitchener,
telegraphing from Pretoria to the war
office under date of Feb. 18, says:
De Wet is reported still moving north and
now is west of Hopetown. He will probably
double back to the southwest. The troops are
prepared for this.
A traifi was derailed between Vereeninging
and Johannesburg this morning, but the
Boers were driven off before they secured
Working for Surrender.
London, Feb. 19.—The Pretoria correspond
ent of the Standard says it is reported that
denial Schalkburger is doing his utmost to
induce a general surrender of the Boers in the
northern part of the Transvaal.
De Wet Capture Report.
Paris, Feb. 19.-There is a persistent rep6rt
MTe that General De Wet has been captured.
Malady la Said to Be Rasing in
Copenhagen Feb. 19. - influenza Is
raging at Christiania. Henrik Ibsen the
Norwegian poet and dramatist, is ill of
*Jie malady. His condition is less grave
Wife of a Joint Keeper Dies
; . , ■•■ , *o«
Mob, Masked and Armed, Composed
Mostly, of Farmers.
One of the Raiders It Wounded In a
General FiEbt in Hud
son's "Joint."
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 19.—Mrs. Rose
Hudson, wife of John Hudson, a "joint
keeper" at Milwood, fourteen miles north
of this city, was shot and instantly killed
last night in a raid upon her" husband's
saloon. One of the raiders was slightly
Hudson had been warned to close his
place, but refused. About 10 o'clock ten
men entered, and called for drinks. When
served, they rapped on the counter, evi
dently to give a signal. Hudson jumped
from behind the bar and grappled with
one of the men. In the scrimmage a
shotgun, wiiich one of the men carried,
was discharged.
Mrs. Hudson, attracted by the noise, ran
screaming into the room, and a mob of
forty men, most of whom wore masks,
entered in answer to the signal.
In the melee another charge was fired
from the shotgun. It struck Mrs. Hud
son, tearing off the top of her head.
William Webb, one of the raiders, was
struck in the shoulder by a revolver
bullet. Nearly a hundred shots were
Hudson carried his dying wife into
an adjoining room and the mob retired
without wrecking the "Joint.."
Sheriff Everhardt, who went to Mil
wood, has secured four prisoners, two of
whom are John and Henry Wilson, young
There were no women in the mob,
which was composed of farmers.
There is much excitement to-day and
further trouble is feared..
The Shooting: Was Deliberate.
Another account says that two men en
tered the joint, which is said to be owned
by Mrs. Michael Lochner. They ordered
drinks, which were served by the bar ten
der, Hudson. One rapped loudly on the
bar, and at this signal about twenty men
rushed in. All carried arms and wore
masks. Half a dozen shotguns were dis
charged into the ceiling.
Two men rushed upon Hudson with
guns leveled. He grasped* the barels and
pushed them aside just as they exploded.,
Hudson slipped to the floor.
Just then Mrs. Hudson burst open the
rear door and-entered. She dashed toward
her husband, whom she sunposed to have
been shot. aHrdly had she crossed half
the intervening space when another gun
was discharged point blank at her head.
Ten men are said to have been waiting
under arms to hels> lefend the joint from
the expected raid, but when the band be
gan shooting, the defenders became panic
stricken and decamped.
Reapportionment Subcommittee Will
Report Soon.
An Interesting; Contest Promised
When the Report Reaches
the House.
The subcommittee on reappcrtionment
held another secret session this afternoon.
Members of the committee said before go
ing into the committee room that it was
quite possible that draft of a reapportion
ment bill such as favored by the sub
committee would be completed this after
noon, and submitted to the full committee
in a day or two. It is furthermore faint
ed that the draft will not stay long In the
hands of the joint committee, but will be
favorably reported to the two houses very
The plan to be reported has been prac
tically agreed on for three weeks. A
map showing it was printed in The
Journal Feb. 2. There have been
numerous attempts to break the slated
plan, but as far as the committee is con
cerned it is bound to pass. Some have
predicted that the subcommittee would
hold several sessions before reporting its
draft in order to disarm criticism, but the
members of the committee do not seem to
care for such criticism. They say frankly
that the plan seems best for the general
interests of the state and the republican
party and the fact that it was agreed upon
so early in the session simply indicates
that the plan is a good one.
Jepoon Will Oppoae.
Senator Jepson is the only member of
the subcommittee who will oppose the
plan, and he will carry out his instruc
tions from the Hennepin delegation, sub
mitting a plan calling for a separation of
ihe East Side from the rest of the fifth
district. There is no prospect of any
such division of Hennepin. The county
will stand intact in one district as it is
There will be a little breeze when the
plan is reported to the joint committee,
but the opposition there will make more
noise than it has votes.
CoHtfut In the House.
The contest will be on the floor of the
house, where the various interests oppos-
ing the committee plan have been hard at
work. The Ramsey delegation, which
wants no reapportionment at all; the Hen
nepin members, who want the county di
vided; the anti-McCleary men, who want
Blue Earth county cut off from the sec
ond district, and other dissatisfied ele
ments are likely to Join their forces and
give the committee a run for their money,
when its report is made to the lower
house. In the senate, the* committee can
count on a majority with some degree of
Hennepin Delegation's* Reapportion-
nient Plan for This County,
Hennepin's delegation in the legisla
ture has instructed Senator Jepson of the
subcommittee on reapportionment to in
sist on cutting the East Side of Minne
apolis off from the Hennepin county dis
trict and on attaching it to a new dis
trict to consist of Anoka, Wright and
other neighboring counties. Senator Jep
son Eays that all the members of the
subcommittee except himself are opposed
to this plan. Nevertheless the delega
tion has instructed Mr. Jepson to present
JU request to the committee.
cSlk %&r _ p =
Provision Is Left in the Indian
Appropriation Bill.
Senator Kyle Hat an Amendment to
the National Divorce
From T7»« Journal Bureau, Boom 45, JTott
. Building, Washington. , ..,.-.. .. ' ."- .
Washington, Feb. 19. —The . conferees on
the Indian appropriation bill to-day re
ported to both houses that they had
agreed, on all except four. senate amend
ments to the house bill. . • * ■ . ,
One of the four is Pettigrew's amend-,
ment to refer the Sisseton and Wahpe- j
ton claims for restoration of. annuity to
the court of claims. The house confrees !
insisted on its rejection, > while senate
members refused to strike it out of the
bill, contending that it was the only
equitable Way to settle the question,
which has been before congress for years
past. -v-"' *./" 3 ; "*■■••- ■■■<-",.'■'. "-■-.■ i
The house agreed to retain the agencies
at Sisseton, S. D., and Sac and Po»
lowa. " , ' '. ■
. Provisions . are also made , for . fire
patrols on Minnesota reservations dur
ing the summer months, and - other
amendments of interest to the northwest
j are retained in the bill. . / -■' ■=.--.,
- Representative Lacy to-day sounded the
death knell of Chippewa timber | legisla
tion at this session. " He was to have had
a meeting of the subcommittee- in charge
of the Eddy bill but he could not get the
members together. •
. "The»bill could not be considered at-fhia
sessrien if placed^ on the- calendar," said
Mr. * Lacy, "and there are bills of. more
general importance to be considered in
the * short time remaining to us." -
Representative Eddy • admitted- that
there is no hope of passage of any timber
bill now. ,He had hoped to get the - bill
reported so that it would be in shape for
early consideration at the next session.
Senator Kyle to-day submitted a pro
posed amendment to the bill for national
divorce, in which it is provided that di
vorces shall be granted only for infidelity,
lunacy, if either party is already mar
ried, when marriage is procured by fraud,
or coercion, or when either party is in
capaciated. It provides also that judicial
separations may be granted for drunken
ness, cruelty or desertion.
Representative Fletcher is considering
the advisability of presenting a bill for
consideration at this session for an
amendment of the law relating to the
export of flour. Under present condi
tions the dock charges at London are
added to the bill of lading. Washburn,
Crosby Co. of Minneapolis called Mr.
Fletcher's attention to the law permit
ting this, which was passed in the fifty
second congress. If the bill is not intro
duced at this session it will go in early
in the next.
President McKinley to-day received a
certified copy of the decision of the
San Francisco court in the McKenzie con
tempt court. It was taken to him by
Representative Lacey of lowa. The presi
dent promised to examine it, closely, but
did not bind himself to any course of ac
tion. The anti-Noyes and McKenzie peo
ple are carefully avoiding contact with
Attorney General Griggs now. They look
upon him as being against them because
he has refused to take any action on the
verbal statements made by them, and
numerous newspaper clippings filed with
Mr. Griggs.
"We have laid the case before the presi
dent himself." said one of the anti-people
to-day. "If he refuses to take any action
in the face of the scathing rebuke in
Judge Ross' decision it will become a na
tional matter for the people to judge. All
the facts will be given the widest pub
lication, so that the people may determine
for themselves which side is right."
—W. W. Jernune.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota
—Battle Lake, Otter Tail county, Henry Ol
son; Gilman, Benton county, Martin Wojcle
chowski. lowa —Mingo, Jasper county, R. C.
Everett; Piero, Woodbury county,« Platt S.
Hall; St. Lucas, Fayette county, George
Representative Fletcher's bill to pension
the widow of Major Schaeffer, of Minneapolis,
at $20 per month, has passed both houses
and will be signed by the president.
Representative Gamble to-day secured a fa
vorable report on the bill to extend the time
for beginning the contsruction of the bridge
across the Missouri river, at Yankton, to
1902, and for its completion to 1905.
The general deficiency bill, reported to the
house to-day, contains an appropriation of
$200,000 for beginning the construction of an
army post at Dcs Moines and $1,741 to pay
the salary and expenses of J. L. Stevens, Lie's
Moines river land commissioner.
Identified Positively by Cud
ahy Youth.
Man That Asked the Boy to Get Int©
the Wagon.
He Has Been Watched for Some Time
and Arreat Was Made Sat
urday ,\i«lit.
Omaha, Feb. 19. —One of the three men
in the Cudahy kidnapping plot has been
Edward Cudahy, jr., this afternoon pos
itively identified the prisoner. He said:
"This is the man who asked me to get
into the wagon. There is no doubt about
it; he is the man."
Although the police refuse to divulge
the prisoner's name, Edward Cudahy, the
millionaire packer, who paid $25,000 in
gold for the release of his son, said this
afternoon that the man under arrest had
been identified by his son as the man
that accosted him in front of the Cudahy
residence and kept him company in the
house where he was a prisoner.
Mr. Cudahy said the prisoner had been
identified also by one of the servants, who
saw the letter demanding the ransom
thrown upon the Cudahy lawn, and by
another person whose name he will not
make public.
Much mystery surrounds the arrest,
which was made Saturday night by two
local officers. The prisoner is said to
have been under surveillance for some
time, as it was believed he had been
writing letters concerning the case.
It Is Callataan.
Late this afternoon It was learned that
James Callahan, an ex-convict, is the
man under arrest. He has lived several
years with his sister, Mrs. Kelly, at
Fifty-third street and Woolwarth ave
nue, and is said to have been an intimate
friend and associate of Patrick Crowe.
James Schneiderwind, owner of the
house where young Cudahy was confined
pending negotiations for his ransom,
identified the prisoner as the man that ac
companied the light-complexioned man in
his negotiations for the renting of the
Hinois Legislature Considers the
Zion City Bank.
Springfield. 111., Feb. 19.—A resolution
was adopted to-day by the lower house
of the Illinois legislature providing for
a committee to investigate the Zion City
bank of Chicago, controlled by John Alex
ander Dowie, the faith-healer.
The resolutions recite that Dowie, "or
his agents, have purchased hundreds of
thousands of dollars' worth of property
at tremendously inflated value as a site
of a proposed city, and failure to realize
profits would be likely to involve the
Dowie interests in financial ruin."
Milwaukee Bucket Shops Are En-
Joined From Pouting:.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19.—Judge Sea
man handed down his decision in the
Chicago Board of Trade injunction suit
against five Milwaukee firms to restrain
the posting of the grain quotations. The
court grants an injunction restraining all
the defendants except the C. C. Rogers
company from using the quotations unless
they are secured with the sanction of tfce
Board of Trade. In the case of the Rogers
company the plea that the quotations are
legitimately secured Js sustained.
Messrs. Gamble and Burke have recom
mended the establishment of a poatoffice at
Sylvia, Lyman county. S. D., j~*t\ Oscar
Ammundson as postmaster.
Geo. Siler Says He Was Right in
Stopping the Fight.
The Term "Sparring Match," He
Says, Is Simply a Bit of
' Fiction.
Referee George Siler, of Chicago, has
given his decision in the little "go" Just
indulged, in by the "governor of the state
and the mayor of Minneapolis. Mr. Siler
says Governor Van Sant was right in pre
venting the contest at the exposition.
Siler came to Minneapolis to referee the
event which the governor prevented by
his interference. In addition to his du
ties as a referee, Siler is sporting editor
for one of the Chicago dailies, and, being
on the alert for news, interviewed Gover
nor Yen Sant last night at the Aberdeen
hotel. The governor turned interviewer
before the conversation closed and asked
Siler for his candid opinion of the merits
of the case. Siler told the governor that
he did exactly right in ordering the fights
called off. He admitted that the name
'sparring match" was a pleasant bit of
fiction, and that the intention had been to
have knock-out "goes." He said that such
an exhibition would not be permitted in
Chicago, and that in view of th# public
sentiment of Minnesota as expressed in
the statutes the governor was quite right
in ordering Mayor Ames to see that the
law was enforced.
The Governor Gratified.
The governor was surprised and grati
fied at this frank statement from a man
connected with the sport. Siler, however,
stated that he meant exactly what he
said; that an attempt had been made
to hoodwink the authorities into per
mitting the bouts to be held under the
guise of harmless sparring matches. He
explained that a six-round contest be
tween lightweights who meant business
was pretty certain to result in a decisive
victory if not a knockout for one or the
other. He said that in his capacity as
referee he would not have permitted men
unequally matched to spar, but that under
the rules governing such contests there
was nothing to prevent severe pnishment
from being administered.
Mr. Slier sent an Interview with the
governor to his paper, but it is not like
ly that he sent the interview with him
self. He said nothing about its being
confidential, however, and the governor
told the story to hia friends this morn
ing with much pleasure. Siler has a clean
reputation, and is about the only man
that can be agreed on for some of the
more important contests. He is gener
ally considered as "being a little too good
for the business, and he hinted to the
governor last evening that he was intend
ing to sever his connection with pugilism.
Van Sant Ignores Ameg.
Governor Van Sant declines to be
drawn into any controversy with Mayor
Ames, and refuses to discuss the inter
views credited to the mayor, in which
that official criticises the governor's ac
tion. Mayor Ames has thrown up his
hands in horror over the boxing exhibi
tion at the St. Paul Elks' reception the
other evening, which was witnessed by
the governor. Friends of the governor
point out that this was an exhibition giv
en by gentlemen of the same character
as exhibitions given at the Y. M. C. A.
and fr«e from all the objectionable fea
tures such as characterize the professional
prize fight or sparring match.
Farmer's " Fight in a Granary—Child
" ' Probably Killed.
Ifetf York Sun Special Strvle? ,-
Syracuse, N. V., Feb. ; 19.—Samuel .Win
ters, .5 a 1 farmer near ■ Sod us, has ; gone to
Rochester to have treated wounds inflicted
, by rats, which beset him in his granary
and larcerated'his face, hands and legs.
Richmond, - Va., ; Feb. s 19.—Mary Turner,
a ' colored woman, left - her home to-day,
two older children remaining in charge of
her 18-months'-old child. The older chil
dren went : off •to play, and when ?'■ the
mother : re-turned she found '■ iher ; baby
shockingly : mutilated by rats. The little
one - will ; die. :-' ? ; j^fe^BMJ
Four Regulars Vote for Addicts
fro the Short Term.
Dover, Del., Feb. 19. —There wag a
break to-day In the regular republicans
on the ballot for United States senator.
Four "regulars" wfao have opposed J. Ed
ward Addicks voted for him for the short
No Sign of Any Kind Has Come
From Them—Many Curious
People Waiting.
Hamilton Sleeps Well and Eats a
Good Breakfast—ls Confident
of Acquittal.
Before 8 o'clock this morning a curious
crowd began to collect in the third floor
corridors of the courthouse. There was
a look of eager expectancy on every face.
All eyes were on the jury-room, where the
fate of Frank H. Hamilton was still hang
ing in the balance.
On either side of the entrance to the
jury-room were stationed those two grim
sentinels who have shadowed the twelve
men daily since the case began—Deputies
Budd and Bloomquist. These two men
have managed to cultivate ' the same
meaningless expression of countenance
that has now become the distinguishing
characteristic of their captives. They
look wise, and say nothing—not even
when particularly pestered for informa
tion. No sound their lips give forth.
They simply shake their heads and ab
ruptly end the interview.
When the crowd became too familiar on
short acquaintance this morning and
blocked the corridor in front of the jury
room, Sheriff Megaarden decided that the
public was getting into too close quarters
with the secret society, and he cleared the
way, thereafter making everybody stand
back a safe distance at the other end of
the hall, so as to cut off all posibility of
any one by word or sign communicating
with, tha men oa whom the eyes of Min
neapolis are now centered.
Every class of society was represented
in the crowd which kept coming and going
throughout the forenoon. Business and
professional men, mechanics and laborers
were there. On every lie there was but
one question:
"Heard anything from the jury; what'll
it be, verdict or acauittal?"
As the morning wore on and there came
no knocking at the jury door, the crowd
began to lose patience, and the convic
tion became uppermost in the minds of
the majority that only a disagreement
was possible. Most of them had been
looking for an acquittal—a speedy one.
When the jury failed to report last
evening, they concluded that its mem
bers were tired, and had probably not
been in a humor to arrive at any swift
conclusion. But those who came crowd
ing to the courthouse this morning were
fearful that the jury would anticipate
Wagers on the Result.
The gambling passion is strong, even in
a case of life and death, and small bets
were freely made among the loiterers as
to what the jury would do. The odds were
on a disagreement. Others placed their
money on an acquittal. None were to be
found who cared to make any wager on a
The jury created considerable excite
ment just before noon by sending for
the big plat of the West Hotel billiard
room, which has been doing duty in tne
main courtroom during the trial. The
onlookers thought a report was imminent
and there was a rush down the corridor
for the courtroom to be "in at the death."
When the plate was brought to the
room the door was closed and nothing
further was heard from the* mysterious
sanctum until 12:30, when another knock
informed the deputies that the jury, like
ordinary mortals, was beginning to feel
those inner pangs which betokened hun
ger. *
The Jury Eats Dinner.
A little later they filed solemnly from
their prison room with faces bearing a set,
fixed look, with eyes straight ahead and a
military tread, they marched to the ele
vator, which made a special lightning
trip to the ground floor, from whence, with
the deputies fore and aft, to prevent any
interference, they issued forth into the
light of day. They went directly to the
National hotel, where they remained until
after 1 p. m., being again in deliberation
at 1:30.
School Girl* Come.
About the first to arrive this morning
were a kaot of bright-faced, school chil-
dren, young girls with bright eyes -and
laughing faces, who said softly to each
other: "Poor Mr. Hamilton" and other
wise expressed their sympathy for that
unfortunate young man.
The usual quota of women was there.
All wore an anxious look and it is pretty
safe to say that some have lost a little
sleep on account of this trial. It ia
wonderful what a hold it has on public
Richard Le Gallienne, the poet, who
has followed this case with. such, closa
interest, was among the early birds. Ha
stayed near the jury-room all morning,
speculating on the human nature which
drifted before his eyes. He was on hand
promptly this afternoon to get the first
news -'from the front."
The sheriff had a nice little plan laid
this morning to fool the public and avoid
a crush in court when the jury should re
port. Instead of going to the main court-<
room, where the trial has been held, the
jury was to proceed directly to Judge
Brooks' regular courtroom. No. 2, on the
second floor, in the quiet of which. Hamil
ton was to learn his fate, while the crowd
was still waiting for the dramatic scene
above. This little arrangement was to be
carried out this afternoon, if the crowd
continued to increase.
Hamilton Takes It Coolly.
Hamilton went to bed early last night
and "slept the sleep of the just," or, at
least, a sleep nearly akin to that sound
kind of a sleep. He did not arise until
8:30 this morning, and with his wonder
ful fund of philosophy still undiminished
waited patiently to hear the news, which
was not forthcoming.
He ate a hearty breakfast, and professed
to be well satisfied with the outlook. No
news was good news, and he felt that the
longer the jury remained out the less he
had to fear. Whatever it might betoken,
It seemed tM mean a disagreement, and
that was next best to acquittal.
General curiosity about this case is ex
traordinary. Every man on the street
has it in mind. Telephone calls aver
aged one every thirty seconds in The}
Journal office this morning. St. Paul
and the country are equally interested.
.The sheriff's office was in a state ofc
siege. All telephones were going ting-a
ling-a-ling at once, and the deputies not
on duty were detailed to answer the calls.
People were pouring into the office and
begging eagerly for the merest scrap of
information about anything in any slight
way appertaining to the outcome.
A ' Good Jary.
Judge Brooks says the jury is one of the
best he has ever seen. They are a very
conscientious lot of men and it was as
serted this morning by those who pro
fessed to know that the jury had already
agreed upon a verdict one way or the
other and was simply staying out longer
than expected out of a decent regard for
public sentiment which might demand
more than ordinary deliberation on a case
of such importance and general magnitude.
The story is told of the jury that be
fore attending the theater— a. comic per
formance—the other evening, the mem
bers got together and agreed upon their
general conduct, including facial expres
sion during the play. They agreed that
no matter how funny the play might be,
each should maintain the utmost gravity
of demeanor and never once begin to
So at the height of the performance,
when the "main 1 pipe" funny man was
springing bia most extravagant jokes and
funnyisms, the twelve men who occupied
conspicuous seats up front, looked severe
ly, apparently almost disapprovingly on.
It almost broke up the funny man and
for the moment he was disconcerted. He
thought he was losing his grip and that
the jokes which had been wont to win
in a walk had become weary, stale, fl,at
and unprofitable.
When the jury has entered its box day
after day, each man has waited until all
the others were ia Uulr place and thea
Oh, I
of a§
where. :
Newell ■

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