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Bevolutionary Bands, Coming from
, Eussia, Invade Districts of
'" Bayazid and Sassoun.
Possible Complications in Macedonia
* Are Expected to Help the
Armenian Cause. .,'
The Russian Government Is Said to
Regard the Move With .
Constantinople, May 16.The Turkish
authorities are disquieted at the recent
appearance of bands of Armenian revolu
tionists coming from Russia, in the dis
tricts of Bayazid and Sassoun, Armenia,
and are adopting rigorous measures to
guard the frontier. The Armenians cross
In small parties in the neighborhood of
Bayazid and thence they make their way
to the Sasun mountains, where they are
afe from pursuit. It is alleged here that
the Russian authorities of Kars, Asiatic
Russia, are aware of the movement of the
Armenian revolutionists, but that they do
not intend to interfere.
It is believed that the appearance of
These bands indicates a revival of activity
on the part of the old Armenian commit
tees, which are understood to be anxious
to be in a position to take advantage of
possible complications arising from the
Macedonian situation, in which case the
claims of the Armenians will be revived
and the same advantages gained by the
Mecedonians from European intervention
will be demanded for Armenia. V
The Turkish government has* notified
the Bulgarian exarch that Gerassimos,
bishop of Strumitza, Macedonia, has been
removed and has Invited the exarch to
appoint his successor. The exarch, how
aver, refuses to recognize the authority
of the Turkish government to remove the
bishop and has advised Gerassimos, who
Is practically a prisoner In his own house,
to remain firm. It Is alleged that Bishop
Gerassimos is a supporter of the Macedo
nian movement, but it is also stated that
the charges are brought by the jealous
Greek cletgy. The prisons of Macedonia
are overflowing with Bulgarians,.the Turk
ish authorities hoping to thereby paralyze
the action of the Macedonian committees.
It was announced to-day that the Turk
ish troops entered Ipek, Albania, yester
day and not May 8, as previously- an-
nounced, after meeting with strong oppo
sition. Severe fighting occurred at the
villages of Peretsth, Sfakiana and Bahalr.
Artillery was employed and these villages
were* destroyed. Thirty Albanians were
killed and many were wounded.
Six Business Men Arrested at In
stance of a Blindpigger Who
' Wants Revenge.
SpeeW to Tho Journal.
Jaraestowtf," N. D.. May 16.A sensation
has been created by the arrest of Peter
and Ed. Olson, Jake Grossman, Adam
Bollinger, D. Presseler and William Hig
glns, at Medina, charged with selling liq
uor illegally. All are prominent business
men of Medina.
The complaint was made by Timothy
Sullivan, who served three months for
blind-pigging at Ttfedina and wants re
venge on his neighbors. The men gave
bonds and were released until Thursday,
when a hearing will be had.
Believe They Will be Able to Locate
Frank Rogers, Kidnapped Two
Years Ago.
Chicago, May 16.After following a
thousand clews that took them into near
ly every state in the Union and to three
continents, detectives have found at last
a solution of the mystery which 'has
shrouded the disappearance of Frank Ely
Rogers, the 13-year-old son of James C.
Rogers of Evanston, and his aunt, Flor
ence Ely, nearly two years ago.
William Ely, brother of Miss Florence
Ely, and of the mother of the missing
boy, sails for Europe on the Red Star
liner Zeeland to-day, confident that he
will meet his sister and his nephew. De
tectives will sail on the same steamer
and watch his every move, as they have
since he was released from the Connecti
cut penitentiary at Wethersfield eight
weeks ago.
According to the theory of the detec
tives Ely planned the abduction of Frank
Ely Rogers for revenge on the boy's
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy's Word for
ItExtensions of C. P. R.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., May 16.Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian
Pacific road, In an address yesterday
stated that the owners of the Frank coal
mine would again operate the mines at an
early date and had promised to furnish
his road with 400^tons a day within the
next six months.
The extension of this road in the ter
ritories proposed for the present will in
clude one thru Pleasant Plains. The lo
cation is now graded from Kirkella to
Neudorf and the track is laid for part of
the distance. The laying of the rails will
be completed this summer and the roavd
extended forty miles further across Pleas
ant plains this season.
Another important extension will be the
building of a line from Areola at the end
of the Pipestone branch to Regina. The
Manitoba & Northwestern section will be
- extended in the direction of Quill Lake, a
, distance of forty or fifty miles. The
^ whole will mean an addition of about 250
T miles to the company's lines in the west.
Dread Pneumonia Carries Off the
.li -Famous Singer. ^^\J
Paris, May 16.Sybil Sanderson, the
well-known American opera singer, died
suddenly to-day of pneumonia. The an-
- nouncement caused a profound shock in
the American colony, where she was well
known and thruout musical and theatri-
* cal circles. She returned to Paris from
- Nice six weeks ago, suffering from a
slight attack of the grip.
Miss Sanderson, according to report,
was to have been- married this summer
to Count Paul Tolstoy, a cousin of the
' Russian novelist.
CArtGnis% Editorial Writers and
^ Paragraphed Turn-Loose on *-*
"" Pennsylvania's Governor. .,.Si
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He Signed the Machine Libel Bill
*- - i Which the Papers Have Com- y
v % bined to Disregard. -
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Hew York Sun Special Berrioe."^ "
Philadelphia, May 16.Every newspaper
In Pennsylvania is to-day at war with
Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, bo
tanist, antiquarian, historian, former com
mon pleas judge, and cousin of Senator
Matthew Stanley Quay. With cartoon,
verse, editorial and bitter paragraphs the
state's chief executive is being assailed*..
Governor Pennypacker last Tuesday
signed the libel law, known as the Salus
Grady bill and designed by the Pennsyl
vania ring as a press muzzier, a bill
which Senators Quay and Penrose whipped
thru the legislature in two days and for
which the" legislators voted under iron
clad orders. This bill orders every paper
to publish the names of its responsible
heads at the top of its editorial page
under a penalty of from $500 to $1,000 for
each issue, n provides compensatory end
punitive damages for negligence upon the
part of owners, editors, etc., in ascertain
ing facts and both kinds of damages for
"physical and mental sufferings endured
by the injured parties." Both cartoons
and headlines come under the ban.
It is this bill yhich despite the united
protests of the newspapers of the state,
the governor has signed and there is not
one paper in the whole state which is not
now openly defying it. .
Meat for Cartoonists.
Governor Pennypacker is a Pennsyl
vania Dutchman whose style of architec
ture provides an Ideal basis for the car
toonists. He is an ardent pursuer of the
quaint and unusual bug, an authority on
Pennsylvania history, an expert on an
cestry, a botanist of the first water and
an intense admirer of Senator Quay, whom
he declared in a political speech during
his gubernatorial campaign to be greater
than "either Clay or Webster."
He was cartooned by the democratic
and Insurgent papers as were Senators
Quay and Penrose. This he resented and
to it he refers in his apology for signing
the bill, and it is this apology which has
furnished much of the material for the
present newspaper war upon him.
In this apology, among other things, he
stated that the "outcast" who pictured as
a "contorted cat legislator pussy, the
sponsor of a bill to have all cartoons us
ing animals, fowls, etc., as their basis
declared libelous per se would 100 years
ago have been hanged quartered and his
head stuck on a pole." This "outcast,"
cartoonist Is seriously contemplating suing
the governor for criminal libel under his
own bill and is being urged to do so by
ex-Postmaster General Smith's paper. It
Is the ex-postmaster general's paper
which has furnished the greatest surprise
to the state gang, for it is admittedly the
gang which is behind the bill and has
used the governor's wounded vanity as a
cat's paw tqj?rovide a. measure which, it
.44fea$rV to ^th,etn, would Insure immunity
frOm-ne'wspaper attacks.
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Administration Organ FlQps.
This newspaper waa considered the ad
ministration organ but its editorial on
the signing of the bill was the most sa
tirical and bitterest of all. While the war
fare Is fiercest in this city, all over the
state it is being waged. Some of the pa
pers have printed lists of "every man in
their employ, including the" printers'
devil," as responsible heads. Others ig
nore the law utterly. The papers are
pledged not to support any legislator who
voted for the bill and a nonpartizan news
paper association has been formed with
Thomas V. Cooper, state representative
from Delaware county, and editor of the
Delaware County American as its head.
This organization has been formed to
fight the bill and to preserve the news
paper interests. All the republican edi
tors of the big dallies have practically
broken away from the party. At. the Pen
and Pencil club both Thomas V. Cooper
and ex-Postmaster General Smith spoke
last night to about 5,000 persons on the
new law and Pennypacker's action. The
question now Is with every paper defying
him, "What is the governor going to do
about It?"
Nelan Threatens Suit.
Philadelphia, May 16.Charles Nelan,
cartooonlst, has addressed a long letter
to Governor Pennypacker in which he
complains of the use of the word "out
cast" in the governor's letter on the libel
bill as applied to the maker of one of
Mr. Nelan's drawings. Mr. Nelan de
mands a prompt apology, failing to re
ceive which he gives notice he will bring
suit against the governor for libel. He
says in the letter: "I beg to say to you,
sir, .that when you applied this epithet
to me you uttered an unqualified false
hood. I am not an 'outcast,' I am not a
vagabond.' If you will not retract, but
will agree not to plead the privilege of
your position as a defense to the wrong
you have done me, I will institute pro
ceedings against you within five days and
will hurry the case to trial with the ut
most expedition, so the jury in the Courts
and the larger jury of the people of the
commonwealth may know whether I am
the 'outcast' you have stigmatized me,
or whether you are a slanderer and libeler
of an honest citizen."
North Star Educators Appear on N.
E. A. Program. ^ .
Boston, May 16.Minnesota educators
occupy a prominent position on the pro
gram of the National Educational asso
ciation, which convenes in Boston, July
6. Their names and subjects are:
Jesse F. Millspaugh, Winona, "Na-
tional Council" Miss Stella L. Wood,
Minneapolis, "Kindergarten Education"
E. W. Bohannon, president state normal
school, Duluth, "Admission in Normal
Schools" C. W. Hall, "Minneapolis, "Sci
ence Instruction" W. F. Kunze, Red
Wing, "Superintendent's Point of View in
Chemistry Teaching."
President Has Several Good Jobs at
- -' Hi Disposal. i *.7.v"i*l
Washington, May 16.President Roose
velt will be busy for several days after
his return to Washington filling a number
of desirable vacancies in the executive
Among those mentioned for the vacancy
on the civil service commission which
W. W. Heffelfinger of Minneapolis de
clined, is H. F. Green of,Duluth. It is
understood that he has been suggested by
Representative Adam Bede. Minnesota
wants this place, and since it was offered
to Heffelfinger the members from the
state have rather taken the position that
they have it pre-empted.
' ~ Omaha News.
It is becoming apparent that the kaiser's
mailed fist fa. being held for nost&ct.
ijw- SATUBDAY EVEHfflG. MAY 16,rl903
President of the Steel Trust Ad
dresses ''The Men Who Worked
-i * .::/. Wit Me. ti&yZJS
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Homestead, Penn., Assumes Holiday
1 ^ Attire in Honor of the -,-. .
"A* - - .,,.,
/ ,- . # Dedication. - - ,(
Former State Senator of Kansas Says
the Plain People Are
" 3 for Him.
The President's Majority in the Be
.whiskered State, He Predicts
,n" Will Re 100,000.
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Pittsburg, Pa., May 16.All business
was suspended at Homestead to-day and
the town folks took a holiday in honor
of the dedication of the C. M. Schwab
free industrial school and the formal
opening of the institution built and to be
maintained'by the president of the steel
Incorporation who but a few years ago
was an employe of the Homestead steel
During the morning Mr. Schwab and
his New York guests inspected the mag
nificent building and at noon the party
sat down to a luncheon prepared by the
pupils of the domestic science depart
The formal dedication took place this
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He Foresees Also a Lively Fight
Against Teddy Within the Re^
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One of Them Alone Might Produce Harmony, but With Both Going Discord Is Sure to Result.
afternoon. In the course of his speech
Mr. Schwab said:
Mr. Schwab's Address.
"I doubt if any man or woman here
can appreciate how deeply this demon
stration goes into my heart, or what a
lasting impression it will make. I verily
believe that no honor can come to any
man that will give him more genuine
pleasure and satisfaction than - to know
that the people with whom he was so long
associated and from whom he has been
more or less separated, still retain their
love and affection for him. I want no
prouder epitaph than to have it truly said
that 'the working people with whom he
worked loved and honored him.'
"I never say 'the men who worked for
me' the men of Homestead always
'worked with me.' What an answer "to
theorists who say that men and employers
are not in sympathy. Homestead has seen
troubles in this respect. Thank God, they
are fast being forgotten, and it was my
proud privilege eleven years ago to con
tribute much toward bringing about that
happy relation which now exists, and, I
hope, always will exist.
"Ten years ago I sent for Mr. West
and some other directors of this town and
explained my ideas of an industrial school 1 ^
for this great Industrial center. They re-|
ceived the ideas enthusiastically and we
started, as you know, in a small way.
Thanks to the energy of the succeeding
school boards, the institution rapidly grew
in favor until this new building was nec
essary, and It was my happy privilege to
supply it. I believe that from such a
school will spring the industrial genius
and captains of industry for the future,
and the future will place the successful
captain of industry on a higher niche of
fame than ever before.
The object of this school is to teach
that work to boy and girl Is ennobling
to be able to do nothing is disgraceful.
W e hope that many young people will here
develop the latent tastes and talent for
such things, and, believe me. no course
in life offers greater inducements to the
future generation. The United States is
to be 'the great Industrial nation of the
world and it is a'proud position. The
trained mechanic, chemist and engineer
will be the true leaders. in the future
of this great industrial country. Hence,
persons of exceptional talent and train
ing will be much sought after."
Mr. Schwab continued in a'vein of per
sonal reminiscences and concluded with
presenting the deeds and keys of the
school to the president of the school board
in behalf clt Mrs. Schwab and himself.
publican Party.
Front Tha Journal Boreeu, Boom #S Post Build
ing, Washington.
Washington, May 16.A special to the
Washington Post from Kansas City an
nounces that Former State Senator Ed
win Taylor of Jklyijwrdsville, one of the
leading Kansas populists, will next year
support Roosevelt, saying there will be'a
stampede of Kansas and Nebraska popu
lists to the Roosevelt standard, and that
in a fight between Wall street and Roose
velt, they will prefer Roosevelt. Taylor
says Roosevelt will have an immense ma
jority in all the states where the Farmers'
Alliance was formerly strong.
This information tallies exactly with
what The Journal's Washington corre
spondent learned in Wisconsin, Minnesota,
the Dakotas, Missouri and Kansas while
on his western trip in April, and corrobot
rates information sent The Journal
by him at that time.
The Post special to-day has caused a
flutter among Washington politicians who
apparently have known nothing of Roose
velt's strength among all classes in the
middle west.- Senator Taylor is quoted
by the Post in part as follows:
"The New York Sun was right the other
day when it said in effect that Roosevelt
was starring in Bryan's play. With us
'the play's the thing,' and we don't care
so much whether It is called Bryanism.
Rooseveltism or populism but when it
comes to preference between the rival ac
tors, while we edmire Bryan for his ster
ling qualities as a man and indorse much
of his public policy, just now we are ap
plauding Roosevelt.
"For one thing, he's got the stage.
Roosevelt will need all the populists he
t nex t Jf h e I s t o
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y|| Chicago-Tribune.
t s-|i|
"Yon're the publisher of the blue book, aren't
"V/es, ma'am.
"I ,want to ask yon"here she opened a copy
of tliPbook and pointed oat an entry in it."why
you *nt these -people in ? They live only a few
doors tram me, and I know all about them. I
don't like to see tneir namLright next to mine.
They're as poor as Job's turkey and the mother
of tho family writes for a Hying-"
"I know she does, ma'om.1
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Washington Star. , .
"Then yonAm't share the appreh^iataira^wMch
some people have expressed oiiE?rn!feBjsBHS coun
try's future? ' ' ' .-' *J
"Certainly not," answered Senator Sorghum,
"Me and the trusts bare too much money in
Tested in this country to let anything verr aerl-
* oua happen to it."
nWe put your name
in the book because she asked us to do it as a.
personal favor to her. She said you'd feel hurt
1 if we dWat'
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Danish Nobleman's Practical Joke
-1 ,on a Milwaukee Reporte| ""-j
Recoils'on Its Author.^ *\ }
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Fake Challenge to a Duel Accepted
' by Yankees Who Wanted to -
Special to The Journal. ,j^f
Milwaukee, Wis., May 16,H. U. von
Wedell, said to be a British nobleman,
who is stopping at the Hotel Pflster, is the
chief sufferer as a result of a practical
Joke played by his friends on an un
sophisticated newspaper reporter, and it
has recoiled on his too sensitive nature.
The story told the reporter was that,
while having an animated little tilt with
his intended bride In front of the hotel,
recently, an American citizen, one Arthur
Bishop, interfered on behalf of the lady,
and that the baron thereupon slapped
him in the face with his gloves in regu
lar storybook fashion, and challenged him
to-fight a duel.
This story of the baron's misconduct
was printed, but Mr. Bishop failed to re
spond, to the challenge. The matter did
not end there, for the American sense of
chivalry, which has been lying dormant,
has been revived.
Acceptances are falling in upon the
baron like snowflakes in midwinter and,
chilled with remorse for his thoughtless
story, he stays in his apartments and re
fuses to be comforted. The bloodthirsty
combatants, however, Insist on the rights
of the party challenged in the choice of
weapons, and, with one accord, they select
nature's weapons and Marquis of Queens
berry rules.
The baron has decided that some one
has been trifling with him, and remarked
saidly to-day that he was the victim of a
hoax, which he believed would cause him
no end of annoyance when his friends in
Europe heard of it. He is making a tour
of America, he says, for pleasure, but
finds no fun in the Milwaukee experience.
Mrs. Lonstorff Insane.
Mrs. Emma Lonstorf has been com
mitted to the county insane hospital. Her
husband, heir to the Lonstorf millions,
abandoned her and the wife said this was
done at the instigation of her mother-in
law. She sued Mrs. Margaret Lonstory
for $100,000 for the alienation of her hus
band's affections. Later she was com
mitted as insane and.then released. Otto
Lonstorf, the' husband, is with his mother
in Europe.
elec ed.
b e om inated bD y acclam a
tion, but when itn comes to thee pollt s he
may expect defection in his own ranks
that will outclass the Palmer and Buck
ner movement.
"Won't that be a lovely scrimmage
Cleveland and Wall street and the rail
roads and the solid south against Roose
velt and the plain people. Kansas will
give Roosevelt 100,000 majority."
W. W- Jermane.
Yonng Phil Sberidan of Washbnrn,
Wis., Was First. ^ ^
Special to The Journal. w' '*'&*
Washburn, Wis., May 16.The flnaj
contest in orations and declamations be
tween the high schools of Washburn,
Bayfield, Iron-River, Ashland, Bessemer,
Ironwood and Hurley was held in this city
last evening and was one of the most suc
cessful in the history of the Lake Super
ior association.
Phil Sheridan of this, city won first
place in the oratorical contest, his sub
ject being "Abraham Lincoln." Miss T.
Milda Backon of Bessemeh won the sec
ond place with the subject "Lady Maq|
' Miss Belle Ferguson of Ashland won
first place in the declamations, her selec-.
tion being "How the Lereau Stakes Were
Lost." Albert Aune of this city took
second place with "The Boy Orator^of
Zepata City." v,. --" *&,.
Miller of St. Paul Elected President
..at Faribault Meeting. ,
Special to The Journal. - .
Faribault, Minn., May 16.The four
teenth annual convention of the St. Paul
dis trlct Epworth league is in session at
the M. E. church in this city. The elec
tion to-day resulted as follows: Rev. F.
M. Rule, St. Paul, presiding elder Carl
F. Miller, St. Paul, president F. S. Lau
ramore of Red Wing, Mrs. C. L. Wood of
Castle Rock, Miss Martha C. Fisher of
Northfleld and Miss Abbie Lawton of St.
Paul, vice presidents Miss Anna C. Rot
causen, St. Paul, secretary Ed Hoerger,
Faribault, treasurer Miss Randall, Lake
City, superintendent of junior work. There
are over 180 delegates in attendance. The
convention closes
s to-morrow
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r.vK, J^K. A. A.
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He May Seek the Democratic Preei-
' { dential Nomination.
Chicago, May 16.James H, Eckels may
become a democratic candidate for the
presidency. The Chicago bank president
and controller of the* currency under
Grover"~Cleveland is being quietly boomed
for the nomination in 1904. Both in N ew
York and Chicago his name is receiving
frequent mention. He has the friendship
and confidence of the old-line Cleveland
Qlney democrats in the east, his support
ers say, -and 'at the same time enjoys two
distinct advantages over any man yet
mentioned by the gold democratic wing
of the partyhe is a young man and from
the west.
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The ForSer" Mayor, Convicted of Bribery, Ap-
Six years at hard labor in the state
That is the sentence pronounced by
Judge C. B. Elliott this morning upon Dr.
A. A. Ames in vindication of civic honor
of Minneapolis.
Former Mayor Ames has reaped the
whirlwind which he sowed. The man
who was once almost the idol of the
people of Minneapolis, wHb has been a
factor In this city's life for years, who
has been a candidate for congress, who
has been four times elected mayor and
now stands convicted of bribery by a
jury of his peers, is, by the dictum of
the court, sentenced to a felon's cell.
Despite the pressure brought to bear
upon him by Dr. Ames* sympathizers,
Judge Elliott refused to recognize any
difference between him and the Ordinary
prisoner standing at the bar of justice.
AH that now lies between the for
mer mayor and the penitentiary is an
appeal to the supreme court whicn will
be urged with the same strenuousness
that has marked the other incidents of
the Ames defense.
Pending this appeal the convicted man
will be at liberty under a $19,000 bond.
The sureties are as follows:
Titus Mareck $3,000
Conrad Birkhofer .* 3,000
6. J. Heinrlch 3,000
A. B. Herman 1,000
L. B. Allen 5,000
Gus Gluck 2,000
John 3Flannian 2,000
Dr. Ames received the announcement
of his fate without a word and showed
no sign of surprise or dejection. He evi
dently hopes for a reversal In the supreme
"Write His Faults' Upon Sand." ..
"His punishment Is our punishment, his
5 disgrace is our disgrace. * * * He
is bound to the city by many ties. * * *
the .community in which he has been
reared and for many years an integral
factor and part. He has been a member
of our municipal fan\Uj&, * * * Can
wet-net sow i * Ms nldMaie sad nristortqne
share bto burden and calamity. m
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pears in Court and Is Sentenced.
Preceding the Court's Action Frank Nye Makes an Eloquent Plea for
' . Mercy, but Without AvailNew Bail Bonds in the Sum of $19,000
- - Are Submitted'and the Prisoner Released Pending His Appea l^
/ He Hears His Doom With No Sign of Emotion. -._. ,* .
Nye Pleads for Mercy.
Frank M. Nye, counsel for the defend
ant, made one of the most eloquent pleas
for mercy ever heard at the Hennepin
county bar, but the court's mind had evi
dently been made up long ago.
Motions for a new trial, for an arrest
of judgment and for a-vacation~of judg
ment were made 'and will be argued be
fore Judge Elliott at a date not yet set.
Long before 10 o'clock-courtroom No. 1
was filled with the curious and with sym
pathizers of the' former mayor. Altho the
time for sentence had not been definitely
announced, it was understood that 10
o'clock was the hour and the word was
spread rapidly enough to enable a large
audience to be present.
The defendant and his faithful wife
were both in court early.
virtues are written on the tablets of
time. Let us write his faults upon the,
sand. The desire of thousands who have
known his generous heart that he receive -
a merciful sentence should govern rather
than the mistaken view of the few who
may urge severity, but whose judgment
is hasty'and ill considered. j
"It may be mentioned that the county4-^
attorney in his closing words to the jury "
said that the penalty in this case mighty,..
be a fine in the discretion of the court,,
and this should be taken into considera
tion with their recommendation of
leniency. Considering the age and failing
health of this old man, imprisonment fn
the penitentiary is likely to prove fatal.
"The vindication of the city is complete,
the public will be fully satisfied without a
severe punishment. Is it not humane?"
Is it not" more in accord with the
charitable spirit of our age to deal mercl-'
fully with this defendant? Wourd It not
a vindication of the city's honor? The
conviction itself with a fine would carry
with it a more terrible punishment than
a term of years in most criminal cases.
ThiB case has been surrounded by unusual
circumstances and the punishment cannof
be determined with reference to other
cases and other defenses.
/"The vindication o'f the city is complete
and I now leave my client in your honor's
hands. I have spoken with such feeling'
as I know your honor will pardon. Courts
will err. If an error is committed in this
case, will it not be better to err on the
side of mercy than on the side of
severity?" .i.^r'^^
Court Passes Sentence. - ^
At the conclusion of this address Judge
Elliott said:
"In cases of this kind the law gives to
the court a certain discretion as to the
punishment to be Imposed. This means a
judicial discretion to be controlled by the'
nature of the crime and the circumstances
under which it was committed. It does
not mean that this discretion may prop
erly be controlled by personal considera
tions, nor does it justify the court in takv
ing into consideration the previous higli
standing and general condition of the d?
fendant. The jury determined the fact
of guilt, and"in this case they have passed
upon the mental capacity of the defendant"
to commit the orime of which he has
been convicted. I have therefore nothing,
to do but' to impose sentence upon this
defendant as I would impose it upon any J p
other man who stands convicted * y the
jury of the same crime. Much that has.
been-said in favor of leniency should mora
properly be directed to that department
of the state -government which is charged!
by" law wHJrtiie pcrwer of pardon "? . "\
t ,They appeared
as they have, wtih one or two exceptions
duflng all the proceedings of the famous
trials calm and apparently still hopeful.
The doctor is looking about the same as
,wnen~fte~appearea' for trial and spent the
time preceding the appearance of Judge
Elliott in conversing with Mrs. Ames and
Captain E. D. Dudley.
"The case against A. A. Ames," said
the court after order had been secured.
There was a tense silence, as the former
mayor rose and walked slowly up to the
bar. "Have you any reason to give why
sentence should not be pronounced at the
present time?"
"Mr. Nye will speak for me," replied
the defendant, who was then a'lowed to
resume his seat while his attorney ad
dressed the court as follows:
"Notwithstanding the defendant's
faults, his vices, his sins or his follies, he
is nevertheless a child of our community.
From early childhood and for fifty-one
years he has shared in the struggles, the
adversities and the prosperity and growth
of this marvelous young city of the west.
From the days of the rude village of the
frontier, from the time of the savage and
the wigwam, to its present greatness and
unexampled wealth he has been one of us.
Until three years ago he commanded the
confidence, esteem and honor of this city
and its people. For many years before
that time he held the confidence and love
of his fellow men. U p to the fall of 1900,
when he was for. the fourth time elected
mayor, no whisper of corruption had been
heard, no taint of bribery had soiled his
garments, no breath of public slander had
sullied his commercial or political life.
They had criticized his policies and admin
istration as being too wide open, they
had accused him of being a pauper, for
he never owned his home since living in
the city, but bribery they had never ac
cused him of until his last election to the
office, of mayor in 1900.
An "Unwilling Victim."
"It was well enough. In view of the past
as well as otherwise material to his de
fense, that the same consideration that
was urged at bis' trial, that would tend
to account for this most unlooked for
change that marked his last administra
tion and which brought with it the trouble
charged, be -considered at this time. He
claimed then and we insist now that he
was the unwilling and unconscious victim
rather than the author of this reign of
blackmail and dishonor. While it is im
proper to discuss, your honor, at least at
any length, the merits of this case, I
want to say, your honor, at this time,
that I firmly believed during the trial and
do now that the mayor himself was never
conscious and guilty of any of the charges
that were made against him. And I be
lieve that if corruption was rampant dur
ing that time, or that if the mayor dur
ing that time committed any moral
wrong, I still believe and believe as firm
ly as I live that this case as to the inci
dent of the payment of money in the
mayor's office, as to the incident of the
payment of the woman's fine, is as false
a- charge as was ever made in a court of
justice. I believe 'that the incidents and
circumstances which these young men
knew of and together that the mark
of falsehood is upon all of them. The evi
dence tending to show this was unan
swered because it was the common talk
of the city of those who knew him best,
that he was not himself, that he was not
corrupt, and, wronged him as well as the
fair name of our city. This fact in It
self established and uncontradicted by
any evidence could account for more than
anything else, for the recommendation for
leniency by the jury. If it is true that
the doctor deliberately and understand
ing^ inaugurated and carried out such
a criminal scheme and received $600 the
latter part of December, 1901, from the
women of the town, with the understand
ing and agreement that he would, protect
them, it is difficult to' understand how
the Jury could have recommended him to
the mercy of the 4xrt._
"The sentence of this court is that
this defendant be confined at hard
labor in the state penitentiary at
Stillwater for the period of six years."
When the ominous words of the court's
sentence fell upon their expectant earn
neither Dr. nor Mrs. Ames gave any vis
ible sign of emotion and. both waited!
calmly for the conclusion of the pro
ceedings which" consisted of filing motions
and settling the matter of a bond. Tha
doctor even smiled as he arose to leava
the court room in company with his wife
and gave every evidence of remaininflr
confidence. * ^,
Argument Deferred. ."'
The argument on the motion to set aside!
the default on the A. A. Ames forfeited}
bonds, set for hearing this morning, wefaj
continued two weeks.
Oakland Police Were Informed of Ifi
and Took Their Precautions :4
Accordingly. $j
Oakland, Cal., May 16.The extrem^
diligence exercised by the local police dev
partment "In guarding President Roose
velt during his brief visit in Oakland was)
the subject of much comment yesterday*
This extraordinary precaution is now]
explained by the fact, not hitherto^
to the public, of information ret
ceived by the authorities of a plot whiclv
if carried out, would have meant the as
sassination of President Roosevelt in this}
- Late Wednesday night Mayor Olney re
ceived communication signed "K. M.,',
stating that two men named Charles
Girardo and Antonio Polivinco, the latteD
an Italian who tried to kill the emperor
of Austria before St. Stephen's church in
Vienna, May 13, 1867, had agreed to meet
at Girardo's house to discuss the killing
of the president. The writer added: "I
heard that Girardo was in correspondence'!
with Czolgosz at Los Angeles."
Anrora Professor.Says He Can Tele*t {!
'/phone Through Water and '{J
?ki Without Wires. ~f"
'i &-%H '- - rV
Chicago, May 16.Transmission of ,P*
sound thru water is the latest method of # *
establishing communication between land a*
and vessels at sea. Professor A. B. Moses |~
of the West Aurora high school claims to fe
have solved this problem, and he believes *
that a fair trial will prove tha- merits of ?
his method and, produce results that will l|J"
surpass all development and progress 2r"1
made in wireless telegraphy. . -J0
The Aurora professor contends that his, |Lf
plan will permit the use of a telephone/
and with the water currents as a conduce *
tor conversation may be held between two ^ ^
distant points. It is asserted that the f
scheme has been tried with a degree o (L
succecss on the south Atlantic coast^ 'J^
where telephonic communications have", :i
been carried on at a distance of seven 4 8 Wit
eight miles. i - tat
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NEXT. l-i~
-Puck. - - ^
RodneyNothing can be more dangeieos tit
.public safety than the'automobile.
SidneyPooh, Just yon wait until Bring m4
chines get to dropping on yon.

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