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Venezuela Government Puts Forth a
Document Defining Bights and
Duties of Foreigners. \
Decree Is Drastic in Character and
Has Exasperated Greatly AH .
the Foreign Residents.
Believed That It Will End Effectual
ly All Immigration and the In
troduction of Outside Capital.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Caracas, April 17.Following is the text
of the decree just issued by the govern
ment, defining the duties and rights of
foreigners in Venezuela. As will be seen
it fa most drastic in its character and ex
cites great exasperation among all for
eign residents. It is believed that it will
effectually end all immigration or the in
troduction of any foreign capital:
The Congress of the United States of Ven
ezuela: Decree:
Article 1.Foreigners shall enjoy in the
territory of Venezuela the same rights as
Venezuelans, as is determined by the con
stitution of the republic.
Article 2.Foreigners found within the
territory of United States of Venezuela
. shall be considered either as resident or
in transit.
Article 3.Domiciled foreigners are:
FirstThose who have acquired resi
dence in conformity with the provisions
of the civil code.
SecondThose who have voluntarily and
, without interruption, resided within the
! territory for more than two years, with
out diplomatic character.
ThirdThose who own real estate with
in the territory of the republic and, who
have established permanent residence
FourthThose who have been residing
in the territory of the republic for more
than two years, and who are engaged in
commercial pursuits or any'other kind, of
industry, provided they have a house es
tablished in a permanent way, even tho
invested with the character of consul.
Article 4.Foreigners . in transit are
such as are found within the-territory of
the republic and are not comprised within
the definitions of the preceding article.
Article 5.Resident foreigners are sub
ject to the same obligations as the Venez
uelansboth as to their persons as well
as their properties, but they are not sub
ject to military service nor to the pay
ment of forced and extraordinary war
contributions in case of revolution or of
Internal armed warfare.
Article 6Foreigners domiciled or in
transit must not mix in the political af
fairs of the republic nor in anything re
lating to said political affairs. To this
end they cannot:
I Can't Play Politics.
FirstForm a part of political socie
SecondEdit political newspapers or
write about the interior or exterior poli
tics of the country in any newspaper.
ThirdFill public office:--for
ment. "'' l
Fourth VIVtfce*"arms in the V domestic
contentions of the republic.
Fifth--Deliver speeches which In any
way' relate to the politics of the country.
Article 7Domiciled foreigners who
violate any of the provisions established
in article 6, lose their character of for
eigners and become ipso facto, subjected
to the responsibilities, burdens and ob
ligations which might be occasioned to
natives thru internal political contingen
cies. . . ,
Article 8If in contravention of the ex
press prohibition of this law any foreigner
exercises any public charge without be
ing empowered thereto in conformity
with section 22, article 64 of the con
stitution, his acts are null and the per
son elected and the functionary who
names him are jointly responsible for the
Expulsion Is Threatened.
Article 9Foreigners in transit who
violate the provisions of article 6 shall be
immediately expelled from the territory of
the republic.
Article 10The presidents of the states,
the governor of the federal district and
the governors of the federal territories,
upon becoming aware that anyone or
more of the domiciled foreigners residing
in their respective jurisdictions inter
meddle in the political affairs of the re
public, shall bring a proper legal action
thru the ordinary tribunals, transmitting
the proceedings in the cases to the fed
eral executive in compliance with the de
cree to be passed in conformity with tfte
dispositions contained In article 7.
Article 11Neither domiciled foreigners
nor those in transit have any right to re
sort to the diplomatic road, except when
having exhausted all legal means before
the competent authorities, it clearly ap
pears that there has b'een a denial Of jus
tice or notorious injustice or evident vio
lation of the principles of international
Must Declare Themselves.
Article 12.Foreigners already, or to be
hereafter domiciled and those in transit,
who are not invested with a diplomatic
character, shall be obliged to make a
declaration before the civil authorities of
the place in which they may be, that they
submit to the provisions of the present
laws in their entirety and to those of the
decree of the 12th of February, 1873,
which established the rules for the in
demnlzatlon of foreigners. All foreigners
Who omit to make this declaration shall
be expelled from the country within a
term to be appointed by the national
Article 13The civil authorities before
whom the declaration should be' made
shall use , common paper therefor and
shall not. make any charge whatsoever.
The originals of these documents shall be
transmitted to the minister of the interior.
Article 14The national executive shall
not issue exequateurs for the consular or
vice consular service to persons who are
engaged in trade.
Ban on Societies. ^ -
Article 15The establishment within
the County of any societies of any kind
whatsoever, who do not fix their head-
\ quarters or domicile therein, is definitely
Article 16Foreigners, like Venezuelans,
have the right to bring claims against the
nation for indemnizatiori for loss or dam
age occasioned them In time of war by
the legally constituted civil or military
authorities, provided always that the lat
ter were acting In their political charac
ter but they shall be able to make these
. '."claims only by the proceedings established
" ."in the interior legislation in purpose of
^proving the loss or damage, suffered and
./also their just value.
' Article 17Neither foreigners nor Vene
zuelan s can bring any claim against the
'"government of Venezuela for loss or dam
fage occasioned by revolutionary agents or
armed bands in the service of any-revolu
tion, but they shall have the right to in-
- stitute personal actions against the au-
. -thors of the damage for the loss suffered.
flC*' Article 18.The provisions of this law
J are without prejudice to the agreement?
' contained in public treaties.
Article 19The presidents ot the states,
the governor of the federal district, and
the .governors of the federal territories
shall immediately proceed on the promul
gation of this law to draw up a list of
foreigners domiciled within the territory
who come within their respective jurlsdlc
tions. which they shall duly transmit to
the minister of exterior relations.
Must Have Good Charaoter.
Article 20Foreigners who may Come to
the republic shall in order to be admitted
within its territory, be under the obli
gation of presenting before a principal
civil authority of the place where they en
tered, the documents which prove their
personal status, and a certificate of good
conduct issued by the authorities at their
las-.i/ ilacQ of domicile, which documents
shall bt in due legal form.
Article.:: The national executive shall
make rules'and regulations for the work
ing of the present law.
Article 22The executive decree -of the
14th of Febmary, 1873, which determines
the rights and duties of foreigners, and
the executive decree of the 30th of July,
1897, which treats of the interference of
foreigners in the electional .affairs of the
country, are hereby repealed.
Given at the legislative federal, palace,
in Caracas, this 11th day of April. 1903-
year 02 of the independence and 45 of
the federation.
Federal palace in Caracas, this 16th day
of April, 1903Tear 92 of the indepen
dence and 45 of the federation. To be
executed. Cipriano Castro.
A Boston Woman Takes Issue With
the Race Suicide Theory of
President Roosevelt.
She Declares That While Man Can
Make a Palace Woman Alone
Can Make a Home.
New York Sun Special Service.
Boston, April 28.Before the members
of an organization called the Mothers and
Fathers' club, Mary A. Llvermore spoke
of "Child "Culture," and took issue with
President Roosevelt and President Eliot
on the race suicide question. She said.-.
"We need to listen more to talk about
the culture of fathers and mothers than
we do to the* culture of the child, it seems
to me. There are two mighty factors that
enter into the making of individuals and
of-nations. These factors are heredity
and environment. There are man and
women who are unfit to be the parents of
children. At the present time we have to
depend upon environment. In many cases
it is better to take children away from
their natural parents, so that they may
have a chance to do better.
"The need is not more children but bet
ter ones. It would not be race suicide if
we were to have more homes into which
only two or three children were born.
Quality and character signify more than
a horde."
Mrs. Llvermore said that the worth or
worthlessness of a home depends upon the
woman first.
"But motherhood," she said, "must be
supplemented by an enlightened father
hood. A man. cannot ^ake a home.. He.
can make a home alone, but it is better
for her. to have a man if she can. Let
your daughters grow up to think that they
are to be mothers and homemakers. All
women have an aptitude for motherhood."
Daisy Hoffman, Masquerading as a
Boy, Is Arrested by a New
York "Bobby."
New York Sun Special Service.
New York. April 2S.Daisy Hoffman,
the 17-year-old girl who ran away from
her home at 1797 Second avenue, dressed
in boy's clothes, is at home again.
Policeman Moore saw a nice looking boy
walking toward him in Lexington avenue
yesterday. The boy wore checked trou
sers turned up at the bottom, patent
leather shoes, a gray waistcoat, a black
serge sack coat and a black fedora hat.
The hat rested lightly on golden hair
which had been cut' rather short. The
boy puffed on a cigarette. A gold watch
chain was stretched across his waistcoat.
"Fine looking boy that," mused Moore
aloud to a friend who was talking to him.
"Small feet and a little knock-kneed, but
isn't that a small waist. And curves
gee, that's a girl, sure."
The whole precinct was looking for
Daisy Hoffman. Moore went up to the
boy and asked his name.
"Dave Sullivan," was the reply.
"Where do you live?"
"At 1797 Second avenue."
"You're Daisy Hoffman\ there's where
she lived," said Moore.
"Yes, I'm Daisy," said the masquerader.
At the station Daisy said she had al
ways wanted to be a boy and had been
thinking of dressing up as one for some
"They would not let me have any fun
at home," she said. "I could not go to a
dance, they would not let me stay out
after 9 o'clock, and I had to do all the
work of the house. I got tired of that
and they told me I was more like a boy
than a girl, anyway. Some boys told me
I would make a good looking boy, and I
decided that if I'd dress up as one I could
go out and make a livinghe a messenger
boy or something like that."
Whereabouts of .Millionaire Groom
- and His Bride Remain a Mys
tery to Their Friends.
New York Bun Special Service.
Paris, April 28.William K. Vanderbilt
and his bride still veil their movements in
a cloud of mystery. Inquiries at Poissy
have elicited the information that Mr.
Vanderbilt's chateau there is closed, and
that Mr. Vanderbilt was last there a week
ago yesterday. People at Poissy laughed
when asked concerning the reported ar
rival there of Mr. and Mrs Vanderbilt in
an automobile. Mr. Hughes says he does
not know of Mr. Vanderbilt's where
abouts, but thinks that probably he is
aboard his yacht. W. S. Hoyt, Mr. Van
derbilt's close friend who acted as best
man at his wedding, was present at the
races to-day, when Mr. Vanderbilt's
horses for the first time made two wins
on the same day. Personal friends of the
couple generally declare that they do not
know where they are but believe they are
dn the Valiant.
Putnam, Conn., April 28.While wrestling
with a fri-ind at his home in Pomfxet, Albert
Peterson, aged 40 years, was thrown In rach a
way that his neck was broken. He was brctaght
. to the hospital here in. & critical condition. , ,,,
J. A. Velutini,
President of the Senate.
:o a home. Awoma n
Editor Clark Howell's Tribute Be-
: fore the Grant Club of
' - i -^ Des Moines.* -
Eloquent Periods of the Southerner
" Arouse the Greatest Kind of
- Enthusiasm,
When He Had Finished, the Assem
bled Company Joined in
Singing "Dixie.'*
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 28.At the an
nual Grant club banquet held here last
night, the principal address was made by
Clark Howell of the Atlanta Constitution.
The gifted southerner was greeted with
storm after storm of applause. So great
was the enthusiasm he aroused that at
the close of his add-ess~ those present at
the banquet joined in singing 'Dixie." The
other speakers were C. E. Pickett of Wa
terloo and C. F. Keavis of Falls City, Neb.
Mr. Howell spoke' on General Grant. H
paid an eloquent tribute to the prowess
of Grant and told of how much he did
to bring about the peaceful restoration.
In part he said:
"Every one familiar with the history of
our country is aware of the mighty part
played by General Grant in the epoch of
the civil war, but there are few, even
among his own people, who realize the
effective influence of his efforts in the
epoch of peace.
"There is not a schoolboy in knee
breeches who cannot tell you what General
Grant did to prevent the dissolution of the
union. There are few statesmen who can
tell you how much he did to procure its
peaceful restoration. l^o service tnis
great chieftain ever rendered in his most
brilliant military achievements equals the
great good accomplished by him in his
consistent campaign for practical peace.
"If there was glory in the thunder of
the voice that threw the columns of a
mighty army into the shock of war, far
greater was the glory of the tongue that
framed the message born of love, crying
to a dissevered people, 'Let us have peace.'
"While the battle-scarred bosoms of our
southern valleys bear unwilling testimony
to the deeds of this great soldier as he
marched beneath the flag of Mars, every
-hill that trembled to the thunder of his
guns has long since given- back the wel
come echoes of his greeting, 'Let us have
"The hearts of our people caught and
held the inspiration of his clarion call
for fellowship and union, -which, growing
in strength and volume as the years go
by, is now the grand paean of a nation's
praise." -
In closing Mr. Howell said: "When the
call Was recently made for volunteers to
offer their lives, if required, in the com
mon cause of the union against Spain,
the patriotism of our people found quick
expression in the response they made to
the drumbeat of the republic, and the
sons of-federals and Confederates alike
poured out their heart's blood on the altar
of their country's cause.
"None questioned the loyalty and pa
triotism of his comrade in tyrms, ana
northern boys and southern boys marched
shoulder to shoulder under the stars and
stripes to the mingled strains of 'Dixie'
and 'Yankee Doodle.' Under thev trop
ical sun of Cuba and in the Philippines
they have borne between them the sacred
ark of the nation's covenant, brave and
true and patriots, alike moved by the
common impulse of their country's love
and the eternal glory of its mission.
"The peace that Grant commanded has
come at last, and it is an abiding peace."
Hudson's Bay Company Will Pay It to
, Those Who Have Worked
- fcF, ,' ' ' _ 'a Year.-v . ,
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., April 28.Lord Strath
cona, the governor of the Hudson's Bay
company, has caused to be intimated to
all employes of the company of a year's
standing that they will receive a bonus of
10 per cent on their salaries for the past
year. _
RussiaOf Course W e Don't Any of TJs Lik e PieD o W e Boys?
-. *
Present a Burlesque Showing the
Missouri Grafters on Trial Be
fore "King Devil" in Hell.
Former Lieut. Gav Lee, Whose Res
ignation Wentgpito Effect Yes
terday, Appegcs Before G. J.
The Charge Is M&de That He Kept
Boodle Entrusted to Him for Di
vision Among the Senators.
Columbia, Mo., April 28.The law stu
dents of Missouri university gave a start
ling entertainment in the chapel last
night, which was a surprise to the faculty
and shocked the community. It was a bur
lesque on the investigation of the bood
lers of the Missouri legislature at Jeffer
son City and St. Louis.' The chapel ros
trum was raised to represent a scene in
hell. The infernal regions were depicted
with elaborate scenery and a fine electric
display. Students costumed as a devil arid
his demons sat in Judgment on the bood
Dr, E. H. Jesse, president of the uni
versity, impersonated by a student, was
charged by the devil with poisoning three
members of the legislature at a recent
banquet in Columbia to prevent them
from voting against the University appro
priation bill, which was recently passed
by the legislature.
It was represented that the Case was
taken to hell on a change of venue, owing
to the fact that the three important wit
nesses poisoned by President Jesse were
there. The $1,000 bill scandal was a lead
ing feature and when the witnesses took
the oath, they swore "to tell the truth
and nothing about the truth, so help me
almighty baking powder."
Lieutenant Governor Lee, charged with
distributing the boodle, was represented
as residing in a large can labeled "Alum
Baking Powder," under which. Attorney
Folk kindled a Are with $1,000 bins. The
auditorium was packed and the audience
screamed with laughter and approval.
Witnesses Tell St. Louis Grand Jury of
Further Rascality.
St. Louis, April 27.Witnesses testi
fied before the St. Louis grand jury yes
terday that the records of the Missouri
senate were falsified two years ago to
make the journal show that the alum bill
had been reported by the committee of
criminal jurisprudence before final ad
The senate journal, it is said, shows
that the bill was reported before the sen
ate adjourned, when in fact it was held
until the senate had passed out of exist
ence as a lawmaking body, and then
placed on the records as of a date several
days before.
The grand juries of St. Louis and Cole
county will inquire further into this new
development of the case.
R. B. Bridgeman, the senate journal
clerk, was a witness before the S t Louis
grand jury yesterday and will appear in
Jefferson City to-day to testify before the
Cole county grand jury. Whether he alone
gave' this new Information to the grand
jury is not known.
John A. Lee, whose resignation as lieu
tenant-governor of Missouri went into ef
fect yesterday morning, was a witness be
fore the grand Jury two hours yesterday.
Circuit Attorney Folk had planned a dra
matic meeting between Lee and State
Senator Farris, under indictment for bri
bery, in the grand jury room, but Farris
did not appear.
The grand jury learned to-day that
when Lee gave Farris a check for the boo
dle that was owing to the senators of
the Combine which defeated the repeal of
the anti-alum law, he held out the por
tions of two senators and that they have
never received their shares. , ,
' '*-
Los Angeles, April 28.George L. Mills, man
ager of the Syndicate Loan company, who bos
been missing since last Wednesday, was mur
dered in an empty house in West Sixteenth
street: The body was found to-day, lying face
downward on the floor. The hands were tied
behind -the back and the bead was crashed,' la
from behind.
The J. I. Case Threshing Machine
* Company Buys a Site Thru
Thorpe Brothers.
A Fine Implement Warehouse Cost
ing at Least $100,000 Will .
Be Erected. *- -
District Thus to Be Improved Has
* Seen Many Ups and
Farewell to Fish Alley!
This section of Minneapolis, once the
home of aristocracy and later a civic
plague spot, is now to be the site of a
large and costly business building. Thorpe
Brothers have just closed an important
deal as a result of which the J. I. Case
Threshing Machine company of Raeine,
Wis., will erect the finest implement ware
house in the northwest, to cost $100,000.
The J. I. Case Threshing Machine com
pany has had a northwestern distributing
branqh in the city for years. It has had
rather small quarters on Third avenue
N in the old implement district. The
business of the company has increased,
Minneapolis has grown in importance as
a distributing point along with the enor
mous development of the new northwest
competing firms have built extensive
modern warehouses to allow for expan
sion and to act as standing advertise
ments for their business. Undoubtedly
all of these factors were influences to
ward the move made by the company,
as well as a desire to maintain a reputa
tion for keeping abreast of the times and
modern ideas. The firm chose between
?the north and the south implement cen-
ters in tavor ot the latter.
A Washington Avenue Front.
After long negotiations Thorpe Brothers
have secured from Mrs. Agnes M. Hull,
F. M. Prince and Samuel Hill as a site,
for the new warehouse three lots at the
corner of Seventh avenue S and Washing
ton. The price was about $30,000.
Save for a strip of twenty-two feet on
Washington by 100 feet on Seventh ave
nue belonging to the Heinrlch Brewing
company, the tract has a frontage of 132
feet on Washington with as depth of 165
feet. By the purchase of a strip measur
ing 65 feet by 65 lying in the rear of the
adjoining lots on Washington and on the
railroad track, the company will have
nearly 200 feet trackage on the Mil
waukee spur, which extends thru the
block. Recognizing the importance of the
industry, the council last Friday vacated
a one-time private alley which cut thru
this track parallel to the railroad track.
The building will be of the heaviest
construction, probably five stories high
and it will cost at least $100,000. In ar
chitecture it is to surpass anything of
the kind in the northwest and the archi
tect has some admirable buildings in the
city to surpass, such as those of the Ad
vance Thresher company, the J. I. Case
Implement company and the Bement-Dar
ling company in the immediate vicinity,
and the Deere & Webber company build-.
ing at Eighth avenue N and "Washington
Work of breaking the ground will begin
as soon as preliminaries can be arranged
and the construction will be rushed.
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best and finest warehouses in the city.
The well known buildings of the J. I.
Case Implement, Bement-Darling and Ad
vance Thresher companies have been
copied far and wide as embodiments of
Permanently Improved.^ ^? :
T. Peebles, of Thorpe brothers said to
day: ''Most of our old residents!will re
member that the territory in the neigh
borhood Of "Washington and Eighth ave
nues S was at one time the aristocratic
quarter of the city and as a matter of fact
members of our 400 were born there. This
same property,,thru the lapse.of time and
the operation of the fickle wheel of for
tune, became the roost of the most notori
ous part of our population and earned the
sobriquet of Fish alley..
' "Thru a bright idea of our many sided
townsman, David P. Jones, and his col
leagues, this block, and the one imme
diately to the north, was opened up by a
spur track of the Milwaukee railway and
is now and prospectively the1
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site of the
wraftgasgcg, ftt^jig/ftfa Afegas8i - -
artistic architepture devoted solely to com
mercial uses.
"This company^ is not only the largest
manufacturer of threshing machines, port
able and stationary engines tof~ all. pur
poses in the country, but also the largest
manufacturer, of boilers in the,west. It
proposes the erection on this property of
a warehouse which will advertise .its busi
ness far and wide and which will be a
credit to the city." - * ,
First Stop Made at Shenandoah,
Where Congressman Hepburn
Was on Hand, x
Governor Cummins and Party Met
the Executive at ClarindaA
' Short Address. \ i
Shenandoah, Iowa, April 28.The presi
dential train bearing the president and
his party arrived here at 7 o'clock. Long
before the train was scheduled to arrive,
persons living for miles around began to
gather and about 10,000 greeted -the
president. .&
Congressman Hepburn met the presi
dent at this, his first stop in Iowa. Gov
ernor Cummins and his party did not ar
rive here as at first planned, but met the
president in Clarinda, the second stopping
The president mounted a large platform,
erected for the purpose, and addressed the
His address was brief and to the point
and was enthusiastically received. The
train left at 7:10. -
Discussed by the Executive in a Charac-
Omaha, April 28.Ten thousand persons
were gathered at the Coliseum last night
to hear President Roosevelt. Omaha is
threatened with an industrial strike on
May 1 and the president was asked to say
something bearing on this subject.
"If I might give a word of advice to
Omaha," he said, "I should like to see
your daily press publish in full the con
cluding portion of the report of the an
thracite coal strike commission signed by
all the members thereof, by those in a
special sense the champions of the wage
workers and by those in a special sense
identical wVth capital, organized, OT -un-
organized, because, men and women of
Omaha, those people did not speak first as
capitalists or as laborers, did not speak
first as judge, as army man, as church
man, but they spoke, all of them,
unanimously signed that report as Ameri
can citizens and to see right and justice
"Capitalists and wage workers alike
should honestly endeavor each to look
at any matter from the other's stand
point, with a freedom on the one hand
from the contemptible arrogance which
looks down upon the man of less means
and on the other from the no less con
temptible envy* jealousy and rancor which
hates another because he is better
"In point of-baseness, there Is not the
weight of finger to choose between them.
"I cannot too often say that the wisest
law, the best administration of the law,
can do naught more than give us a fair
field' in which tb work our own. fate axight.1
niaJf^our future bjr our own foliyv^let us
remember that Jt is upon ourselves that
the responsibility must rest. "
"The able, fearless, unscrupulous man
who is not guided by the moral law, is a
curse to be hunted down like the wild
beast, and his ability, and his courage,
whether in business, in politics or any
thing else, only serve to make him more
dangerous and a greater curse.
"We must have courage, we must have
honesty, but with them both, and guiding
them both, we must have the saving grace
of common sense."
Des Moines Reception Marred a Little
10,000 Hear the Address.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 28.Rain began
falling here at an early hour this mor
ning, and, with the predictions of a possi
ble cold -wave from the north, the recep
tion given to President Roosevelt was
marred to some extent.
The presidential train arrived promptly
at 2:30 this afternoon. It was preceded
by the special train of Governor A. B.
Cummins, bearing the statehouse officials
and the members of the governor's staff.
The arrival of the distinguished visitors
was announced to the city by the firing
of a cannon from the statehouse grounds
and the ringing of bells. At the Union
station the streets were packed with hu
manity. Cheers greeted the president as
he approached the carriage, leaning upon
the arm of Governor Cummins.
The line of march originally consisted of
a drive of several miles thru the business
and residence sections of the city. The
first stopping place was at the A-uditorium,
which was filled with members of the No
bles of the Mystic Shrine and their
Here the president was introduced by
Editor Lafe Young, who made the speech
at, Philadelphia nominating the president
for .the vice presidency. After a stop of
a few moments the presidential party was
driven to the statehouse grounds, and
here the president delivered in the open
air a speech to 10,000 people. He was in
troduced by Congressman J. A. T. Hull.
Immediately at the close of the address
he was driven to his train and departed
for Oskaloosa, where the next stop will be
Archibald Has Recovered From the
Measles and Quentin Improving.
New York Sua Special Service.1
Washington.April 28.Archibald Roose
velt has recovered from his. recent attack
of measles and has only to gain strength
to put him in his accustomed good condi
tion. Quentin, younger member of the
family, is doing well but has fully two
weeks more of the disease to contend
with. Mrs. Roosevelt has enjoyed the
companionship of her children, even tho
they were ill, and looks much better than
before going into the nursery as their
Miss Roosevelt will return to the White
House to-day and occupy her old suite
of rooms in the north front of the house.
All entertainments for the season except
those of a most informal nature are prac
tically at a close, and Mrs. Roosevelt and
Miss Hoosevelt will spend their time
quietly until they take their departure
for New Bngland and Oyster Bay.
But the Seeding of Wheat Is Almost
Finished. - . .
Special to The Journal. - ..''"MT^',
Larimore, N . D., April 28.It snowed for
about a n hour this morning. Wheat
seeding is about completed.
teristic Address.
Pierre, S. D.. April 28.A rainstorm which
started here last night changed to snow early
this morning and about two inches fell.
Speoial to The Journal. y,\
Yankton, S. D., April 28.The YaBkttn*col
lege ball team defeated Sioux City yebterday by
a score of 16 to 6.
Ames' Attorneys Are Showing
Marked Preference for
Older Men.
Good Progress Is Being M
The Defense Will Probably Urgft
* Insanity Only as a Last
There are other possible lines of defense,
however, which may prove so strong that
it will not be necessary to fall back On
the defendant's mental condition. Ons *
theory advanced b,y
ney deeply interested in the case is that
Ames will take the stand and disarm th
state by admitting practically all the ~ ^
facts charged by the prosecution. Ha " -
would admit receiving sums of money
from Gardner at various times admit in
structing him to make certain collections, *
in short admit everything except that h
knew that the money was paid for a cor- ' -
rupt purpose. On this point he would
simply say that Gardner -was his student
and assistant and that he was employed
as collector from the doctor's private "
practice. This may seem puerile to those ,*
familiar with the admissions of Gardner /'
and other evidence in the state's hands, 3 ^
but it is believed to be susceptible of pre- Vfe"
sentatlon in such a, way as to raise the v|
necessary doubt in the minds of the Ju-^ *
rors^ ' - *- . ^^s f
An Odd Complication. **-M
Whatever tactics are employed by the ,ir
defense, the case will present an inter* |^l'
esting complication when Irwin A. Gard- f
ner takes the stand. Until very recently It
Erwln & Mead were Gardner's attorneys. *%.f
As he is to appear as a state witness tht ,/,
time, it will now be their duty to paint "r_*
mm as tAack and. -unreliable as they can* teaf
whereas when they defended him thesj j ^
laid particular stress upon, his childlfkw ^ j
innocence and complete freedom from all p-4*
suspicion of guile. If Gardner falls into &">
the hands of Mr. Erwin for cross-ex
amination the situation will be particular*
ly interesting, for tKe latter can "skin** -,
a witness most artistically when he luuf
a mind. ^ - %%
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: Riling the Jury
. ' Box. : * - \&
Theodore J. Worthman#^ clerk
American Express company.
John E. Empanger, fruit raiser,
A. E. Bailiss, general merctmat,
George F. Reid, grocer, 244 Plym
outh avenue.
Hugh W. Williams, grocer, 2402
Eighteenth avenue S.
John E. Layne, contractor, 3434
Xerxes avenue N.
This morning's work in Judge Elliott's lA
courtroom resulted in the selection of tw V3?
jurors who will do their share in determine *^- S
ing the fate of former Mayor A. A. Ameb. * ** *
This progress was.much greater than ex-,^
pected, and, with little over a full day /,
gone, there are five of the twelve men in,
the jury box. But thirty-eight: talesmen
had been examined up to noon. . ,,
. Prom the attitudes taken by the state fr*,ft1
and by the defense in the examination ot - * '' " ^
prospective jurors, the choice of neither
side seems to be governed by any definite!'
rule. It appears to be a case of individu
alism to a marked degree, and inspiration
is evidently relied upon to assist the attor- "
neys in the quest for advantageous jury.,
timber. The man is looked over, and ifs'
he creates the right impression upon either
side then he is candidate for honors. k~.
There seems to be, however, one rule-*
made by the attorneys for the defense^
which is? perhaps, a trifle surprising. They/
Ta.-a.-ve evtd.en.tlv conceived a decided dis
taste (for young men as jurors. Without
exception the men whom Dr. Ames' attor
neys have wanted most have been of mid
dle age or older. It is- suggested that'
they believe the older men are broader,
have seen more of life's reverses and arei
more likely to be swayed by sympathy fo$
the elderly prisoner. :_:.." ,
Speculation as to Defense. /
It is to early in the game yet for th
court proceedings to have given any in
dication of the line of defense and pos
sibly just for that reason tjie matter is
the subject of interesting speculation
among attorneys arid those watching the,
case. From the character and reputation,
of the defendant's legal array, it is as
sured that the defense will not only b ^
ingenious but will be backed, up with a ,V
good deal, of vigor and eloquencA, Thp - ,
W. W. Erwlh1
that his famous client. was or had un- \
a^iibtedly been irreapctosible mentally^ j$ ^
ls*nbt now believed that the plea of In- ",*
sanity will be the main feature. From -,
inquiries made by Ames' attorneys, and
from the nature of some of the witnesses
subpoaened, it is believed that some foun
dation will be laid early in the case for - -
taking advantage of the insanity. plea if
it seems advisable later in the trial. -
has been quoted as saying H'J.
Morning's Work Results in Adding Twf
Dark and rainy weather had no appre
ciable effect Upon the men and women J-^ %
Interested in the preliminaries of the legal ..Uf' -jr
battle to be waged by the state of Minna- - " "
sota against Albert A. Ames.. Despite*
the lowering clouds a large number of
spectators were on the field early and
when court was called for the second
day's work, practically every seat in tl*e'
big courtroom was occupied.
Dr. Ames, showipg no effects of the first
day's strain, appeared in fine fettle. Hie
devoted helpmate, Mrs. Ames, occupied
her place at the defendant's side witta"
apparenj equanimity. The four attor*
neys working to keep the former mayor
out of Stillwater prison all wore a most
cheerful aspect and conversed jocularly
with their client and friends prior to
Jutlge TCuiott's appearance. The st&tfe'e
legal force seems to be equally confident*
Judge Thomas S. Bueknam ot FariogulL
is a visitor at the trial to-day and 4*
sitting with Judge Elliott.
Preliminaries disposed of, the quest
for jurors was resumed with less show of
success than was yesterday accorded to
the efforts of counsel. . ,
Erlck. Olson was the first venireman*-\ ^
called and the' defense's challenge fo$t*&-3$
actual bias was admitted by County' At
torney Boardman with small loss of ttme#-v~ -
Andrew P. Oman, the second posslWHtif- -
upa stone mason by tradeswore tha* ^ **'
he had read much of the Ames case aMtj?- '-
had formed an opinion which it would re-r1*
quire evidence to remove. The chsjleng||!"
was admitted. *V
Charles A. Hilborn was sworn and althov
admitting that he had .an opinion, adr
vanced the belief that he could act as $ ,
fair and impartial juror. The rh&Heugir
was submitted and found true:
One Had Asthma. " **i
EngSbrit Byen, "a man without a busf
ness," was next examined by Mr. Erwl
and alleged, .that he had formed no
prominent attor- , ,
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