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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. IOINTE-A-LA-IIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1109. NUMBER 3'.
NEGRO IS BURNED
IN PUBLIC SQUARE
DRUG CRAZ'D BLACK RUNS
AMUCK IN LOUISIANA TOWN.
WOUNDS 29 PEOPLE WITH GUN
Assailant Was Shot Down in Street
and Irfuriated Citizens Made
Bonfire of Bullet-Riddled
Body.
Io. ri,,, La.- Atngý i r , it is be
'ii vdi!, I,-ciause two of hi friends had
:,, ,ly LI en shot by puoice officera
in t' , Wi\Vlliam S. Wade, a ne
gro, rn: atmuck in the principal busi
,.ý s .iiet of Monroe with a double
iarreodi stholgun Tuesday before
roon, shoot ing first at every white
tuan he saw and then firing indis
(rilmina:,-ly at every object before
him. Ti'hl ftire was returned and the
negro finally fell dead with a bullet
through his heart, but not before 29
nmn, three of them members of his
own race, had been more or less seri
ously wounded.
Seriously injured:
Hiugh Bigger, police officer, shot in
abdomen and thigh; may die.
T. II. Grant, deputy sheriff, shot in
neck and breast; may die.
Simon Marks, merchant, Tuskegee,
Ala., shot in breast and face; may
die.
George McCormack, manager Ona
chita Lumber company, West Mon
roe, arm shattered.
Slightly wounded:
Dr. A. A. Forsythe, mayor of Mon
roe, shot in right leg.
D. A. Beard, banker and president
of North Loulsiana Shingle company,
shot in face.
Ed. Strong, cashier Southern Ex
press company, shot over right eye.
SSteve Burke, telegraph operator,
shot in shoulder.
Joe Thompson, chief dispatcher of
Iron Mountain railroad, shot in body.
A. A. Grenly, lumberman, shot in
head.
Manuel Abromowitz, clerk, shot in
face.
Albert Marx, vice president South
ern Hardware company, shot in head.
C. E. Bynum, stenographer South
ern Grocery company, shot in face.
Q. L. Kendall, trainmaster Irca
Mountain railroad, shot in body.
D. G. Trousdale, secretary-troasu
rer Southern Grocery company, shot
in body.
J. W. Merryman, agent Wells, Far
go & Co., shot in hand.
Armand Baer, clerk I. Baer & Co.,
shot in back, arm and hand.
D. Ensell, traveling salesman, shot
in face.
E. P. Davis, clerk Southern Hard
ware company, shot in head.
it. Braun, blacksmith, shot in hand.
E. B. Edwards, steamboat man, shot
In arm.
I. _.. Haas, merchant, shot in head
and breast.
Herman Abouls, merchant, shot in
breast.
R. R. Ross, clerk, shot In body.
Fred McGrath, clerk, shot in hand.
Three negroes, shot in face and
body.
Act Was Deliberate.
It was at first reported that Wade
was half crazed at the time from the
effects of cocaine and cheap whiskey,
but an investigation by the police
showed that when he purchased the
shotgun and a box of shells a few
minutes before he opened fire on the
first man there was nothing unusual
in his manner or behavior.
Wade came to Monroe recently
from Pine Bluff, Ark. He was ac
companied by several other negroes
and they commenced to make trou
ble for the local police soon after
they arrived.
At the store where Wade bought
the box of shells the clerk said that
the negro asked for buckshot. He
gave him birdshot by mistake. This
mistake probably saved the lives of
a score or more of men.
The negro, after purchasing the
gun, took a position in the arcade of
the Bank of Monroe and began a fu
silade which wrought terror to all
who were on the streets or who were
attracted by the Ihooting.
Patrolman Bigger, who had been
attracted by the shooting, ran toward
Wade and was shot down. He arose
and emptied his revolver at the ne
gro. It is believed that one or more
of Bigger's shots took effect. The
negro continued to fire into the
crowd, wounding many of them,
when Mayor Forsythe, Manager Ed
ward Stannard of the local Western
Union office and Daniel MeLeod
came up and returned the fire. Wade
finally fell as a result of the fatal
wound in the heart.
After the body of the negro had
been cut down from the pole on
which it was strung, a crowd of men
and boys poured coal oil over it and
burned it. In a few minutes nothing
remained but a heap of ashes and
bones.
Near-Beer Servers Arrested.
Shreveport.-For the second time
since the prohibition law went inwo
effect the police made a general raid
on near-beer establishments, arrest
ing nine bartenders on the charge of
selling intoxicants. Ever since the
district court adjourned, a few weeks
ago, this city has been apparently
wide open, none of the suspects re
ceiving warning not to break the pro
hblbition law. Drunks recently have
been numerous, and Chief of Police
Allen ordered the arrests made.
HEAVY FIRE LOS3.
Big Lumber Plant Worth $10( "OL
Totally Destroyed.
.\hlo rce.-- Th worst tire ;rat hay
\isited this seortion for several yearis
occurred inl \'West Mlon(1ro when the
sawmill iliani ,lpera;ed by the Oi;
chita IlUtiber Co piilany. L.imited, wa.,
coi. pll rely ( desr royed by fire, togeth
er with the dry kilns, Iplatfornms and
a llarge;('a ifncu l. of li ' r lber, est.ilat'ldI
at alorlt :,Cie00ee fete. The tire origi
natred from spark., blown uinder the
mill fironr l ,e sl;ah pit. ianc ied by a
hie' y wiedl froal lhe irnortheast, tihe
wh110 , plaina an Itte three r'ri -'.s
lricrh onef ir 1erc' screl a wa.;s rif
Bears Destroying Crops.
allton Ioelll .- The hle'r 1' blll r
just- re r iiiied fro ii h ie lFordoclrh
swanips relporti having Seel plentyly of
tracks., butl kille I nio lhears. It was
not because the leai.rs weret niot t here',,
Ibut beciause tihe dlogs played out. "I1':
no exaggerationi arbout trhose lhear<
destroying the crops," said onel of tali,
limirods. "They are comiing olut o.!
the swanlps and tearing up the corn
crop by the acre'. There mnust be
fifteen or twenty bears in thai set
tion eatilng Ihe corn, and fifteen
bears, when a farmier has a bare
crop, is a hard thing for a farmer to
bear. There were plenty of tracks,
but the extra pack of dogs that we
expected did not come, and we had
to give up the chase when the firs'
pack gave out. We are going back
next week with more dogs."
Oil Company Organized.
Covington, La.-There was a meet
ing at the office of Dr. B. B. Warren
of the subscribers to the stock of the
new oil well which is to be sunk in
tihe western part of this parish, for
the purpose of organizing the com
pany and electing officers. Dr. War
ren explained the object of the meet
ing, the oil indications found in that
section and arrangemients that could
be made with well qualified local peo
ple to put down the well. The oti
cers are: President, Dr. B. B. War
ren: vice president, A. H. Grimmer;
treasurer, S. D. Bullock: secretary,
W. G. Evans. The committee on stock
reported that every dollar necessary
to finance the well had been pledged
here.
Boll Weevil Takes Car Ride.
Baton Rouge.-A strange method
of travel of the boll weevil has been
brought to light by a lumber com
pany buyer who received a carload
of 'lumber from a Mississippi mill,
and in the car was a vast army of
boll weevils. The lumber and the in
side of the car were simply alive
with the weevils. It was generally
supposed at first that the weevils only
traveled in cotton, bagging or some.
thing that they, could hide in, but the
stories told by boatmen and railroad
men seem to indicate that the weevil
will take a ride on anything, and al
most anywhere.
New Rice Field Opens.
Slaughter, La.-R. R. Bento, a mer
chant here, and also a progressive
farmer, planted several acres in rice,
which was the first planted in this
section of the country. Several plant
ers from the rice district who have
seen the crop report that it is much
better than any rice they have seen
elsewhere. Mr. Bento has no mill,
and it was his intention to ship it,
but he could have easily disposed of
several more acres to men for seed
in this community who intend to
plant another season.
Marshal Made Good Capture.
Boyce.-Town Marshal James P.
Hickman of the city of Boyce made a
very important as well as clever ar
rest in an old isolated house just east
of Zimmerman, La., of Florida Walk
er, a negro woman, and Lewis Red,
who are both wanted at Winnfleld,
La., for robbery. The sheriff from
Winnfleld arrived in the city and left
for Winnfleld with his prisoners. It
is rumored that Red is wanted for
murder also.
Mamou Flume Collapses.
Crowley.-Word was received here
that 400 feet of the flume of the
pumping plant of the Mamou Irrigat
ing Canal company has collapsed and
that the flume is a total wreck. The
catastrophe was due to the sand
washing out from under the bank on
which a part of the flume was built
and allowing the earth to sink down
about ten feet.
Charged With Mail Box Robbery.
Shreveport.-J. S. Keen, a farmer
of Blenville parish, was taken before
Federal Commissioner Slattery on the
charge of robbing a rural mail box
near Arcadia, and was released on a
$750 bond.
Bond Buyers Make Inquiry.
Alexandria, La.-Mayor J. P. Turre
gano has received about twenty-five
Inquiries from bond buyers all over
the United States relative to the
$40,000 bond issue recently voted.'
Will Drain Rich District.
Baton Rouge.-A survey is now oe
ing made in the Eighth ward of East
Baton Rouge parish far the purpose
of working out the cost of building a
drainage canal in that parish. The
survey is being made by Cook & Rob
erts of Opelousas, and as soon as the
cost has been ascertained the people
of the ward will vote on the subject
of imposing a special tax for the con
struction of the drainage system.
Several months ago a meeting was
held to agitate the plaan
LOUISIANA
At A Glance
Thb' .xpr''ss otli+e, at Poxhlutana,
l.a., as robbed.
Anmir, City got a fine flow of art.
sh:un water for tublic plurposes.
lnited States Senator .]'LaUlrifl
deli'verd an address at Forest.
Alexandria voted $4 0,Io bonds for
ci'tri e light and water extr sio· ns.
lThe Scoti ('ounty Agricultural IHign
school will be located at Hlarp)erville.
inet har lt nlders were arr't.;ted in a
raid o(f 'near-hteer places at Shreve
A thousand carloads of grain will
be the August export record at New
Orleans.
The State nmitseuni will establilsh a
c(ollection of ILouisialna animials, birds
and fish.
A movement has been inaugurated
to erect at Vernon a new court house
for Jackson parish.
Patrick C. ('rowley, forner mayor
of Lake Charles, died in the Pine
ville insane asylum.
The state reunion of Confederate
veterans will be held at Alexandria
September 9 and 10.
Grand Isle electric line promoters
said plans were far enough advanced
to promise construction.
Governor Sanders will deliver good
roads addresses September 7 at Gou
zales and Donaldsonville.
Ten thousand sheep will be sent
from ('aleasieu parish to the . 1iller
101 ranch, near Ponca, Okla.
It is reported that Walter Cohen
will not be reappointed register of
the land office at New Orleans.
A car of lumber reaching Baton
Rouge from a Mississippi mill con
tained thousands of boll weevils.
Two negroes were killed and an
other paralyzed by lightning during
an electrical storm at Alexandria.
A vessel with 10,000 barrels of mo
lasses that passed through the Plaq
uemine lock. reached Baton Rouge.
Only seven teachers of agriculture
have been found for agricultural
courses in the public schools of Lou
\isiana.
The plant of the Ouachita Lumber
Company, Limited, West Monroe, La.,
was destroyed by fire, causing $100,
000 loss.
Oil operations in the Spider field,
in De Soto parish, were suspended
because of difficulty experienced with
salt water.
A corn elevator with a capacity of
3,000 bushels per hour will be comn
pleted at Rayne in time to handle
this season's crop.
A bartender at Shreveport convict
ed of violating the prohibition law
was fined $200 and sentenced to 100
days on the roads.
Miss Annie T. Perks, 76 years old,
a successful and wealthy retired busi
ness woman, dropped dead at Mans
field while dressing.
All of the parties who were shot
by WV. S. Wade, the negro desperado,
at Mlonroe, are resting easily and
will probably recover.
Burglars stole two pistols from C.
H. Goodwin at Monroe, but, were
frightened away before getting $7,000
which was in the safe.
The Law and Order league at Ope
lousas adopted a long list of sugges
tions to authorities urging the stamp
ing out of the liquor traffic.
The Baton Rouge boat service is
greatly on the increase, and more
boats are making the capitol city
landing than in recent months.
The program was announced for
the convention of the third and fourth
class postmasters of Iouiiana at
Winnfie'ld September 15 and 16.
The Bienville Parish Agricultural
High school will be located at Arca
dia, where a farm of forty acres, in
charge of a technical superintendent,
will be made self-sustaining.
A plan is on foot, and has received
the support of the Tanglpahoa and
Livingston parties, to build a model
road from Hammond to Baton Rouge,
running through Denham Springs.
The Louisiana board of equaliza
tion completed its labors and took
final adjournment after fixing the to
tal assessment for 1909 at $513,458,
230. The decrease in the assessment
on cotton lands will amount to $5,
000,000.
Governor Sanders has named a long
list of delegates who are to represent
this state at the Farmers' congress,
which is to be held on October 4 at
Raleigh, N. C., and is to consider
matters of importance to the farmers
of the south.
The Louisiana board of equaliza
tion is making rapid progress in go.
ing over the assessments. While
timber assessments have been raised
over assessors' returns, they are be
low last year's figures.
The Mamou Townsite company held
a meeting at Eunice and issued its
first stock, being $25,000, fully paid
and non-assessable, to its ten stock
holders. Thus far the company has
sold at private and public sales $37,
000 worth of property and paid all.
expenses, and it still owns about two.
thirds of Its original holdings.
THE CALL OF THE SCHOOL
(Copyright, 1909.)
Bo- - G- B -- l l d o to Me.
Boy-Gee, But That School Bell Sounds Good to Me.
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED
ESCAPED NEGRO CONVICT DOES
DEADLY WORK WITH GUN.
Kills Prominent Georgia Planter and
Wounds Several Other Men-On
Trail of Woman.
SUlpertoa, Ga.-Two negrues lynched
and a polsse in pursuit of the wile of
one of the victims; the killing of a prom
inent planter, a memblr of the posse;
the probable fatal injury of the ,iweriff
of Mlontgomery (coutnty, and tilte wound
ing of four other memlbers of the posse
sunmmuarizes the result of nue of the most
exciting wan hunts this section has ever
known.
Bena lark, an escaped convict from
the Bibb county chain gang, was shot to
death after a tierce battle early Friday
and his body was burned. The negro
threatened to kill Nicholas Adams, a
merchant of Kibbee, "and a hundred
others."
John Sweeney, who harbored the ex
convict, was taken from a passenger
train a mile from Tarrytown and
lynched.
The posse then set out in search of
Sweeney's wife, who, it is said, was in
the neighborhood.
James D)urden, a prominent planter
and member of the posse which captured
Clark, was shot and instantly killed.
The posse found Clark in Sweeney's
house. Sweeney s wife was at home, but
Sweeney was absent. The sheriff called
on Clark to surrender. For answer he
received a 44-caliber bullet, fired from an
automatic gun. Durden was shot, and
other members of the posse fell before
the torrent of lead dealt out by the ne
gro. He continued to fire until his am
munition was exhausted. lie was then
overpowered and his body riddled with
bullets.
FOR BETTER HIGHWAYS.
Good Roads Convention at Nashville of
Great Importance.
Nashville, Tenn.-The impetus which
will be given to the good roads move
ment by the convention which will be
held in Nashville for three days, begin
ning with Tuesday, Sept. 21, will un
doubtedly result in a very decided im
provement in the condition of Southern
highways.
The meeting was called by the gover
nor, and in making it a complete suc
cess he will have the thorough co-opera
tion of the (Good Roads Bureau of the
United States 1)epartment of Agriculture
and of the management of the Tennes
see State Fair.
Not only have the best experts in the
country been secured to make talks, but
there will be numerous illustrated talks
and every phase of road-building will be
covered by demonstrations.
Through the team-work of every class
of people interested in the improvement
of the roads it is possible to make this
convention arouse that public enthusi
asm on the subject which is necessary in
getting the best results.
The first step in this direction has
been the providing of the very best avail
able in talks and demonstrations. An
other important feature will be the ex.
cellent program which is beirng prepared
for "Good Roads D)ay" at the State Fair,
at which time the necessity for the
movement and the means of getting re
sults will he graphically illustrated.
Panic Follows Explosion.
Waverly, la.-In a panic of 300 em
ployes of the Kelly Canning Factory to
-escape from thie second floor of the can
ning department, where a gasoline tank
had exploded and thrown fire over the
room, George McRoberts was killed,
three persons were probably fatally in
jured and a score of others were severe
ly hurt. The building was burned by the
fire which followed the explosion, caus
ing $100,000 damage.
HORSEMAN KILLS STARTER.
Quarrel Result of Arrest of Promoters
at Henderson, Ky.
Henderson, Ky.--William Ball, own
er of several horses being raced at the
Smeeting in progress in this city, shot and
killed Ed Duke, the official starter. He
Sfired four shots, all taking effect, the last
three being pumped into Duke's body as
Sit lay prostrate in the street. It is ru.
mored that the cause of the murder was
-Duke's accusation that Ball was the
cause of warrants being served upon the
promoters of racing here.
FREIGHT PROJECT GOES
SEVENTY-SIX MISSISSISSIPPI VAL
LEY MEN SUBSCRIBE.
$100,000,000 Is in Sight Kana
naugh Will Soon Call Conference
to Effect Organization.
St. Louis, Mu.-\\. K. Kavanaugh, the
Lakes-to-the-( ulf )eep, \\'aternays As
sociation's president, who is interested
in the organization of the $10.000,000
comtulhny to operate freight boats down
the Mississippi from St. l.oui, to New
Orleans, amnnounced Thursday that the
promoters had secured the signatures of
seventy-six prominent Missisiippi val
ley men indorsing the project; that he
believes the necessary $10,000,000 will
be raised at the proper time, and that
he will call a meeting, to be held here
early next month, of these len who had
agreed to finance the proposition and et
feet an organization.
Kavanaugh tays that railways not
having a New Orleans outlet lend their
assistance, and that Attorney Arthur N.
Sager's Southern trip for the project was
successful.
TWELVE MEN HURLED IN AIR
St f ,n Hundred Pounds of Dynamite
$ cplodes With Fatal Results.
Key \Vest, Fla.-As a result of the ex.
plosion at noon Friday of 700 pounds
of dynamite at Bocachica, twelve miles
from Key West, on the Florida East
Coast railway, twelve men are dead, five
probably fatally injured, and at least a
dozen others are suffering from less se.
rious injuries.
The explosion was caused by a mem
ber of the railroad construction force
carelessly throwing a lighted cigarette
into a box of fuses.
Nine of the workmen met instant
death and the others (lied while being
brought to the hospital here.
The men were hurled high into the
air and the bodies of the dead were al
most beyond recognition, arms and legs
being torn from the bodies of some.
while the faces of others were mere
masses of flesh.
When the explosion occurred the work
men were standing in water four feet
deep and directly beneath them was the
700 pounds of dynamite, ready for the
blast, when the men shouted "Stop work
for dinner."
HARRIMAN BEAT STANDARD
Returns in Nick of Time - Turns
Knife on Oil Crowd.
('hicago.-A sensational .dlump iin
Union Pacific stock took place in Wall
street Thursday. It was followed by at
equally sensational story, which fur
nished LaSalle street's part of the fun.
While Union Pacific was dropping five
points, as much as the gilt-edged secur
ity has suffered in weeks, the brokers
told each other wih gusto how E. II.
Harriman, though feeble in body and
rushing from one health resort to anoth
er, had once more triumphed over for
midable foes; how Standard (O)il interests
sought to "knife" him while hlie lay p1hy
sically prostrated, and found tile point
of the knife turned against th(.msclves.
As the story goes, the "interests" laid
their plot sometime ago, while Mr. Har
riman was in Bad (;astein. Certain men,
who are stronger in Union Pacific than
Harriman would like to, have them, con
ceived the "melon-cutting" scheme-the
declaring of an extra dividend without
Mr. Harriman's authority. It was upon
getting wind of this scheme over the
cables that Mr. Ilarriman deserted Bad
Gastein and his corps of anxious doctors
and rushed back over the Atlantic.
Enforce Chinese Rights.
Washington.-The constitutional right
of a State tp enact laws discriminating
against thIe humble Chinese laundryman
is to be investigated by the supreme
court of the United States and the test
is to be made by Quong Wing of Lewis
and Clark cdunty, Montana. The Meon
tana law to which Quong takes exception
provides for a license fee of $10 per
quarter for hand laundries by men. It
does not mention the Chinese race, but
it exempts steam laundries and laundries
conducted by women unleos more than
tkw  n su nr mdP.
1,200 PERISH IN FLOOD N
PROPERTY LOSS WILL REACH BI
$20,000,000.
Victims Caught Like Rats in a Trap. G
River Rushed Through the
Town Like a Niagara.
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Frl"l t llt o r., it llhas ritti'i . Ii i 111, i t- e i
tion of the hnan l . ., uld i ll' 'ant 'l, ta
l'il ta r i\t'l ' r tl i ttna hei ht ta'\ (r. bt ~"l 't i
r'eai]iti in the hitt(1rt of tilt' tt it. ti
h 1 (' . tl e ill S 1 t te of l tll '-11 t tit'lt i t 11111tl i
\\hole lc ity i blt(' ti n thiite tuith iIde haIltl -
itl' a lIpletel'a d tv l l.IV i t itrti lhge \\atier
a tllched tile el c2ric tlight ill n;ll a id lth
cnMtph to dtartnei . 11s (hich reitned ,dhe h
to the t.error of the C ttrll . (ri 1 f the t
drwninu g Ilpothl could bein h tardl alll the ci
oulokers mere p( l etkl+ \ t rss t.' o aid. ("
\When day light Caet tihltte was 0tll' \
irdtcribalhi. .iit throu.gh tihe flooded
district grulps of fr t' Ito to SO peotple
could bl, teen huddled oil the t)p of t1x. 1.
story luihlings entirely -urr,,li'dld by 0
a tumulting, seethini g aIrt s of t vattr.
(initt by one these hone i' disapptared a
with their human freight. Nothing could 0
live in the wiht current of th'. Santa sl
Catarina river, whlich was rushing down t
at the rate, of 20 miles i at htu r.
Many pitiful scenes care reported be
tious floors, r'etmined in their tdwelling
until compe lled to seek refuge on the
roofs, but too late, for thilt% found them
selves absol'tely at the ,wnrey of the
raging stream and unable to e tape.
nlcany pitiful senei' are lreported be.
cause of families being cut rill' fro uas
eotanee. Orec case is reported of an etll
tire family of the poorer class having n
sought shelter on the roof of their a$dobe
soun t-sutbside und that wvl could again
rTcou-lpy their abode. The waters tiell
on withi istsh, and before help eourldt
reachn theltl the entire family was swept
from their place of reing andt drowned.
Several fltoods of the Santa (atarina
river have previously beetn exarienled
but othwing so severi e es the present lis-d
attl not attended with any serious loss
Fully 13,)s00 peoph art e r thm Iles fromn
the flood antid are being cared for by the
city government in the I est wary possi
ble. At noon Sunday 5,00o people were
given bread, coffee and soup at the mu
niial ofic ces, bu there are many more -
on the south side of th river still out
of reach of Aid on account of the still
overflowed river.
onservtitative estimates f the property
loss phlacee the figures at $20,000,000
two Weeks of Trying Weather
Causes Deterioration.
Metlmphis, Tenn.-General deterioration
in the cotton crop is reported this week
save in North Carolinla, Southern Geor -
gia and sections adjacent to the Gulf
for two to eight weeks and the plant is
winds and frost l nightncrs have intensitled
the effects inof the drouth. In Oklahomany see
Cations there is a great deal of late cot
drouth has been especially severe in Ar-d.
Mkansas akog', Okl--uahoma and it is said thatmp
ell rains now wouslan do little good thurrer ie ex
cept to fill out thie unmatured States to
i sThert site vageneraious deedisposition to modi
f by crop estimattees and makte ivthem loweriilizd
th an two weeks ago. In sections thereus
Sarthe causome promif considerngble oncrns, but they are
r psmall minority. The prspeets for a
a late frosrt revmight ireae the yield.n of the
LAND SUITS KNOCKED tie fiUT triles inc
tlCases ' a ntarted by U nited Stat nes
bell has sustained the demurrers aoin thel
thuits no rniaiought iny the Unitedl States to
hset aside variou' s ilvdeeds and tile asestit madef
tbye citizen allottees in the lnive civailized
th caurt e of considerable conert inof thatie
IUnitted States to with all tite igtts sinve.
d vestige of innitite to the lands all. otted
them now remains in the United States.
r- The d emurrers involved thie iquestin l ft)
the eitiz,,nship of these Indians and the
it sustains to thie individulal Inlian a
trust relation, such t ardianship Itt'ing
incompatible with citizenship, national
anti State.
F'inallyv the bills were held haIl be
cause urlllnmerous def,,ndants ar<. joined in
each bill with, were connectedl with IIaalty
distinct transactions regarding as liany
Sdistinct tracts of land.
JAIL FOR VOLIVA.
Schedule Places Ex-Zion Leader's As
sets at 82c.
I\'aukean, 111.-Ih thti $10,)001 lihet
juignnit case pending : agin.t him. \Vii.
is liam I ;lnn \'tliva lJl filted ohith Slherii
(;riffin :, s,~Clhe] le. \which h, . sa' listJ
his entire ltlperty. It ral-mt:
SOne writing dth-k. wie-arin aitllareil
it one set r.li- Jitis ho)oks, :; e-.llts .la-th."
Tt The sc'olNl writ, which Senlls \'tlira to
is jail, has not been st.rvetd, -uit thle clitlax
In et en e is expected when he isjt e j;ail.
NEWMAN CASE ENDED
SILENCE FOLLOWS THE COURT'S
ANNOUNCEMENT.
Gun Toters Denied Entrance-Shirt
Sleeves Required Prosecution
Is Withdrawn.
Mm'ab ill,, \1i', The t thaen,(r1 ourt
tcon\,t! n. t ih r,,I \Veln,-,lay w\ith .ludg,"
,I. S. Ilik' f t I.'tt ' ,re.iding, to heI ar
tlth' h 'iaril s il t a1- a lt I 1 \it iLnt \''t toit
]to irt[! ;-Il: mIl l "']d 1hilt tl onictt . anti
tInl leh.\ Ialf itl ll the atte :pt (1 the
cliie f Ig . la  nt .tNe',1i . he ik , i t he
( hlla1 1'l (' rllrt. 'M tt i,,g w\ith .Judge
'iitIl, r\t- I.. Aft \ hitlt igtln. Ira~tl r of
the totin, and \\. .I. ý ul\ian. i lice of
the pea ce. Ihi'te h\\ hm tihe charg'. \-c re
Sll lll
"'Th, tout ailsemibled to hear the
charo.g a;atint y tou." bsiLe iMayor
\\hittilngt l, aftlier the hell in the coI ,
tower prcltilnd the ll nit g o f t ah stpe
cial ti irn. "l The iouir tin waish wl tle
coharg,.n against ic1r dishmiltsed beatluse
gatiowts. Yiu are both dis.iharged.'"
The silen e following the annleileae
n:ent of fhe verdict of the cllrt was
oit lluus. The ct urt room lll wl crowded
with friends (of the Newoman m o s and
also of the bprinere.. i,'very oanu in the
cour't room was in his shirt slee\e. to
show that he carried no weapons. At
the ellntrance tod a guard of four men.
Another g.uard stood at the aisle lead
ing to the bar.
"If it please ithe court, I would lik
to have yui hear i.mi e of tmy witnes o ses,
spoke Miiddleton, breaking the sileome.
"Things lhave hen said about te that
I would like to disproe.a
The accused was informed that the de
cision of the court ineas a cot plte tsil
dication and that the charges were dis
missed. p\ith a slight show of emotion,
Middleton expressed his thanks to the
court anud Iowed himself out. llalford
appeared pleastd with the turn of af
fairs ind hurried from the court room.
REGISTRATION FEEINCREASED
Two Cents to Be Added-Postmaster
General Makes Announcement.
\ashington.alAn increase of tiwe cents
is to be made in tihe near future in the
fee for the regi.tration of letters and
mail packages. Announcement of the
proposed change fwas made \\'ednesday
by iostmaster ; eneral eHitchcock. The
decision of ber. Hitchiok to increase
the registry fee followed an extended
inquiry into the registry system by a
special conmmittee appointed by the post
master general. It wa, decided to call
in a score of registry officials of ripe
experience and ability from various parts
of the country for a more general meet
ing with the postmaster general. It is
understood to be Mr. Hitchcock's pur
pose to take up the registry system first
in considering all branches of the postal
service for reorganization wherever great
efficiency and less explenditure may be
effected.
It is thought that the service may be
dplaced on a more business-like basis
rhigh as to cents. In 187 it was re
-reduced from tenn o eight. cents in 1893.
Aicohol Bath Fatal.
New Orleanis.-After sutffering i.tns
agony for almiost a week, Alan Oartner,
a gauger in the internal revenueservice,
died. ('artner gave an alcoholic bath
to an employe of a local distillery whe
the latter was overcome by heat last
Saturday. (artner's clothes became sat
urated with the fluid and when he lit a
cigarette the'y caught tire. he was hadly
burned before the flames wre extin
guishle.
Woman Saves Drowning Boy.
SMuskogee, ( kla.-After tnhe boy's fa
ther had ben sucked down in a whirl
pool and drowned in the Grant d river,
near Wagoner, Okla., Mrs. ,Jaimes lies
ine', T'I exas woman, swuml Into the
treacherous current at the peril of her
0life and reached the six-year-ol son of
CJames Livingstone.
Harland For Bench.
Chicago.--lames 11. Harlarn, interstat
commerce commissioner anl a soen of
Juistice John M. Harlan of the supremi.
court of the United States, is regarded
,y those who have the ear of l'resideni.
Taft as his almost certain eho, ice for tih
vacancy caused by the d'eath oif Judge
Crabtree Screamed for Her to Stop Dis
Sgracing Family.
t(maha, Neb.-"I)Don't, mother! 1)on't
say anything. You have said too much
family," 'reamne.d Lisle ('railtr,e. for
mer corporal ,if Troop B, Second United
States Cavalry, this afternoon, when hiii
mother took the stand to testify in sup
port of the insanity ph'a by which thei
defense hopes to prevent his execution
Sfor the killing of ('apt. John ('. Ray
mond, his company commander.
MRS. F. GOULD GETS DIVORCE.
Husband Cannot Remarry While She
Is Alive.
New York.- .1rs. lhclen Killehy (iuld
obtained her final ih'erece f div,,rce himi.
Frank .J. Iiouil TJuedav.
Thu. inturlocutory dieree a ~ ignel
on May 20 of this year. Tihe du.i.rei
gives the eii-td, of the t. wi ihildren,
t Hehln ant Dir,,thl, t .ash parent for
aiix nimnths in eac'h ytar. Mr. Gotild is
j not permitted to remarry in this .tat
' urtil affr the death of his wifa

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