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THE PRICES OF CIGARS
ARE TO BE RAISED
Smokers who havo cultivated tho
taste for Cuban clears will havo to
Increases their smoking appropria
tion beforo u great wnile at a ralso la
contemplated by Cuban clpar makers,
who say that they tiro IobIug money
tinder tho uohidulo of prices now In
Last season tobacco crop In Cuba
was light an 1 tho stock In tho ware
houses on ihu Island Is said to bo
getting very low. This year's crop
Is a good 01,6 but" It will bo some
months beto.M If Is cured nud In tho
meantime toldico will bo scarco on
tho Island. Tho duty Is heavy and
labor Is so niirh that the manufactur
ers claim that thoy havo been los-
DETAILS OF THE
On Juno 27, 1887, 20 years ago
today, tho sensational capture of
Blinky Morgan and two oi" his tic
complies "was mndo in Alpena.
It was n thrilling capture of a
Many cities -will remombcr it,
especially those directly -concerned.
A newspaper account of tho cap
Tel). 4, 1887, Capt. Iloehn and
Detective HulUgan, of tho Ulovo
i... i V.i! e Z ' ii i riwna "l iM not P01- of accurate
land police force, wcro on tho night i,,-,, i,: i, Ti r n
tr-i.. ii,, a ii i rsi i.,. UI,U being taken. If Morgan could
mg ill charge a hurg'ar. Mathow
Kennedy. WJrilo tho train stopped
at Ravenna, four men entered tho
car wheio tho ollicers and prisoner
-were and began an assault on them,
tiring at them and seriously
wounding both ollicers. Dotcctivo
Hulligan died, or February 8th,
from his wounds.
A reward of ,10,000 -was offered
for tho arrest of Uio murderers.
A. few days ogo Sheriff Lynch
and City Marshal Wcstropc got on
track of certain men hero wno -wcro
bitpposed 'to bo tho murderers. A
sharp watch was kept on tho men,
and at last the information gather
ed by the officers was such that
they wcro certain tho; men wcro tho
right ones and their capture was
determined upon. ,
On Monday evening last Sheriff
LVneh, Under Sheriff Denton, Dep
uty Sheriff G. W. Jones, A. C. McDonald-,
James Conners and Marshall-
Wcstropc and Policeman A.
E. AVcstrope began tho work of
arrestfng tho inurderors.
Two of the mi3croants had taken
passage on tho steamer Mackinaw,
for Oscoda. They were ., taken by
surprise and escorted to tho city
Tho sheriff and party then pro
ceeded to tho residence of P. D.
Williams, on Third streot, and sur
Lynch, with sor.io deputies enter -
cd- from the front.
Marshall Westropo and tho
others except Denton who had ro-
mained in charge of tho two men
enntuted. wero on guard at other
places about the. houso.
THE PERKINS FAMILY
Why They Are Not Going to the
' Seashore This Summer.
REASONS GALORE IN DIARY.
Hubby Refer to II When Wifey De.
mands an Explication Calls Him
Meanest Man In Europe, Asia, Africa
Copyright, 1907, by M. M. Cunningham.
Mr. Perkins bad taken n scat on tho
veranda after dinner to smoke a cigar
and bo reasonably thankful that hu
was alive, and ho was Just enjoying
the reddest kind of a sunset when Mrs.
Peiklns Joined hhn with n certain olll
ness of countenance that put hhn on
bis guard at oucc. She wns sly and
siiavo and smooth as sho talked about
bugs and mot-qultoes and peach bios-
BlIKW roiiTU 1IIH JNEVITAUMJ DUHV,
Boms, and when she thought ho had
put hfs foot In tho trap sho suddenly
(Iiir Bovernl dollars a thousand on Ha
vann cigars for the past couplo of
This years crop will bo started
In upon Just its soon ns It Is sufficient
ly cured and being heavier than
stock which 1 two or threo years
old and tlu duty being assessed ac
cording to 'AYtpht tho amount to bo
paid In revel uo will bo accordingly
lit Is also expected that with tho
Incroaso In p-ire of tho Cuban brands
many of tho makers of domestic
brauds will nl?o raise their prices.
There has bo-m ft considerable Incrcaso
In the prlco of raw material during
tho past few years.
OF "BLINKY" MORGAN
As soon ag Lynch had entered
the house, -he saw Moigan sitting
in a chair. Tho man partly raised
up, and i cached for hw two 44 cal
bio revolvers. Beforo ho could
draw them Sheriff Lynch mado a
dnsli at. him, grabbed and bent him
pnitly back over tho chair.
Tho criminal then managed to
get ono of his revolvers out and
discharged it, but tho position ho
havo had tomo flvo seconds
inoro itime, it is probable ho would
havo killed several of tho ofllccrs.
Ono bull entered Sheriff Lynch 's
lleg, in tho thigh, penetrating tho
ut-sny pari o incites uoovo mo Knee,
and lodged back of the kneo joint,
making a painful wound.
Connors then seized tho man's
hand that held tho revolver, and
had a eloso call himself, his linml
boing slightly burned by tho Hash
from the revolver.
Two or thico shots wore fired.
Tim lcvolver reports boon brought
tho other ollicers and Morgan was
quickly ironed. Ho was then tak
en to tho cooler and chained to tho
other two men who nro supposed
to be Billy Harrington and Pat
Tho men were searched and four
revolvers, lots of cartridges, taken
from them and tunong their goods
were discovered dynamite cart
ridges, masks, dark lantern and
other burglar implements.
Morgan, whoso actions showed
him to ho n desperate and determin
ed man, is about 45 or 50 years
Tltn three prisoners were identifi
ed ic Charles Ccnklin, alias Blinky
Moigan, ,Pat IDinloy and Billy
Harrington.. Morgan is said to
havo killed seven men. ,
Sheriff Lynch died from Mm
wound on Aug. 17, 1887. Blinky
Morgan was hanged in tho stato's
prison at Columbus, Ohio. In tho
annex nt that prison can still be
seen tho ropo with which Morgan
was hanged nnd sovcral of hfe
"Mr. Perkins, I will need nbout a
hundred dollars next week If I am to
got ready for the seashore."
"You think of golns to the seashore,
do you?" he replied after n moment.
"Certainly. That has been under
stood ever since last December."
"I can bo all ready In about two
weeks from now. 'Have you written
to any of the places to see about
"No, not.qultc. That Is, not exactly."
"Hut you will right away tomorrow?
Wo can't run tho chances of tho hotels
"What Is this Idea you havo got Into
your head, Mrs. Perkins?" he asked as
ho turned on her.
"Wbntl What! Do you want to
mako out that our going to tho sea
shore Is some now Idea aud that Ibis Is
tho first time you havo beard of It?"
"Something might havo been said
two or threo years ago, but I supposed
It had been given up long ogo,"
"Lust December Is not two or threo
years ago, aud you know It. One
night last December you said we
should go to tho seashore this summer
oven If wo had to mortgago tho house
hold furniture. -It was tho flight you
had a touch of colic after gottlng to
bed. You are not going to have tho
check to tell mo you havo forgotten'
His Inevltablo Dairy.
Mr, Perkins slowly and calmly car
ried his hand to his breast pocket and
drew forth the lnovltablo diary oud
consulted It with puckered brow, enre
fully watched by Mrs. Perkins,
"Yes, I find something about It here,"
hu said whon ho had found tho right
page. "Under dato of Dec, 10 I Hud
tho following entry:
" 'Halnlug, snowing and blowing.
Duru such a cllmatot Pd Ilka to get
out of It for (food. I havo n soro
throat, and Mrs. P. has a cough that
may result In consumption, t i,nvo
Just promised her that wo will go to
the seashore next summer. O. T. A.' "
"There, didn't I toll yput" exclaimed
"You did, my lovo you did. Yes,
on tho night of tho 10th of last Decern,
ber I promised you that wo would gq
to tho seashore tlils summer, but you
PK MARION DAILY MIRROR, SATURDAY, JULY
observo the letters 'C. T. A.' after tho
promise. They stand for 'consult tho
authorities,' and I hnro done so. In
fact, 1 havo been consulting tho au
thorities for the last threo months."
"IsIs this Bomo Hchomo to wrlgglo
out of your promlso? Do you Intend
to rtodgo and twist aud bring up what
you call your philosophy? If you do,
then let nlo tell you that I won't stand
It for u mlnuto not n minute. When
you mako n promlso and write It
down, that ought to bo enough for n
man of honor." .
"Mrs. Perkins," he calmly continued,
"when I mot you I bad been n widow
er for threo loug years. I had mado
my own bed, cooked my own mealo
nnd patched my own trousers. I hard
ly dared hopo when I met you thnt you
would fall In lovo with me and mako
mo happy again, but you did. I ap
preciate tho deed. I shall always up
'predate It. If I should lose you, Ufa
would no longer bo worth tho lining.
There Isn't ono chance In n thousand
that I could marry No. 3."
"That's It bring In that. I'm your
second wife. Don't never mhs a
chanco to do that. But what hat that
got to do with our going to tho sea
shore?" Consulted Authorities.
"Everything1, my dear. That's why I
put 'O. T. A.' nfter tho memoranda. I
havo consulted tho authorities In re
gard to you. You weigh ISO pounds.
and you g"t nway with a square Incut.
but whnt of that noble nnd tender heart
of yours whnt of your heart? You
aro an Inland bird, and you have been
tlylng from tree to treo nnd hopping
from twig to twig, far from the ocean's
roar. How would It bo it you were
suddenly rushed down to Atlantic City
and to a salt atmosphere? Would It
benefit or harm jou?' Could that lov
ing heart of yours stnud tho strain?
This wns one of tho things I bad to
consult tho authorities about, nud It
was well that I did. I have also been
saving newspaper clippings slnco tho
first of 'tho year."
"That is, you have been trying to And
somo cxcttso to break your promise.
Go ahead. I can sco that you are go
ing to twist out of It."
"My dear Mrs. Perkins, let me read
you u record, and If you then deslro
to Jcopardlzo your life I shall bare
nothing to say.
"Dr. Barnes says that a sudden
change of climate from fresh to salt is
nlmost sure to produce death from
"Dr. Smith says that he has known
of 100 cases where fat women going to
Atlantic City havo died within twenty
four hours of heart trouble.
"Dr. Hlnes says that salt air strik
ing an Inland person nil of a sudden
Is as bad ns a bullet.
"Dr. Bllsslleld kept track of cases
along the Atlantic coast last season
and lins n record of -140 fat women who
died In their beds ou tho very llrst night
nfter their arrival. They were not
stricken dead by tho high charges of
the hotels, but their hearts went back
"There Is tho record, Mrs. Perkins,
and what am I to do? Am I to rush
you down to the seashore and have you
dead on my hands, or am I to keep you
inland and havo your company nnd
your lovo for many years to come?"
"Thoso doctors are fools, and you
know It!" snapped Mrs. Perkins In re
ply. "And there are other things," con
tinued Mr. Perkins without taking noto
of her exclamation, "As I snld u few
mluutes ago, you weigh ISO pounds.
You can no longer sit on my lap with
out my knees giving way. You aro
still a sylph, but what effect Is tho salty
ntinosphero going to have on you?
Will It relegate you back to a skele
ton, or will you Increase to 250 pounds
nnd mako It Impossible for mo to
squeeze you through tho door of an
ordinary room? That's a thing to bo
thought of. .
Would Change Her Disposition.
"Again, changing climates changes
dispositions. Wo are like cooing doves
here. Wo may get down to tho sea
shore to fairly hato each other. Seven
teen different doctors sny this may bo
tho case. I do not wish to bo guilty i
of your murder, my love, nnd I do
not wnut to wako up and And that you
havo cut my windpipe.
"Another thing. You hair Is thin and
faded. You are obliged to dye It. Tho
facts are uot against you In tho slight
est, us Mario Antoinette had to do tho
snmo thing. But hero Is tho kernel.
Thirty different doctors certify that In
such cases tho woman who goes to tho
f seashore comes homo with straw col
ored bnlr and terrlblo headaches and
while suffering from tho lnttor aro
often driven to suicide. Supposo I
were to como homo ftom tho office
somo day and flud you banging from
our only peach tree! Could I ever eat
peaches from It again? Theso nro
things for you to think of, my dear
Mrs. Perkins, to sit up nnd think of In
tho most serious manner. When you
havo thought of them wo will reopen
tho subject nud sco what conclusions
wo can arrivo at,"
"Never, sir!" said Mrs. Perkins ns
sho roso up with red cheeks aud flash
"I menu thnt you are tho meanest
husbnud In Europe, Asia, Africa or
"Well," said Mr. Peiklus to himself
nfter she had disappeared Into tho
house, "I havo done my part, and now
if sho wants to expire In tho most ter
rlblo ugonles she must assume nil the
flsks. That Is, wo will go down tho
river for n day's fishing If It wou't
cost over 75 cents for bnlt uud all,"
Rosa (aged twelve) Mother, why In
It that they always speak of tho god"
dess of victory and never of tho god of
Hrr Mother When you're married,
ray dear, you'll understand that. Flte
gende Blatter, , . ., .
eOHSER AS GARDENER
Things He Planted Have a Hart.
Time of It.
WHAT HAPPENED TO JTHSW.
Thero Aro No Flowers or Vegetables,
but a Good Crop of Almost Every
thing Else Poor Man Is Heartbroken
Ovsr tho Affair.
Copyright, 1507, by Homer Bprnguo.
The first robin had scarcely mado 111
nppertianco In tho last days of March
M'hen Mr. Bowser returned bomo from
tho olllco ono evening bringing a pack
ago under his arm. When questioned
ns to Its contents he replied:
"I have been Investing In garden
seeds, Last spring I waited too loug
beforo planting anything, but I am
not to bo caught that way ngaln."
"But our bock yard does not get sun
enough," protested Mrs. Bowser, "nud
jou know the soil is full of brickbat?
and mortar. I don't believe you will
ever make anything grew there."
"But I will show you to tho contrary.
I met n gardener today who gavo mo a
few valuable tips I'll have a garden
this year to delight tho heart. I not
only need the exercise, ,but I havo
tired of buying wilted vegetables at
tho grocery, I want my fresh radishes,
lettuce nnd tomatoes with the dew on
them. I want things to look bomcllku
around mo. We nro penned up hero
like n lot of savages, with no sentiment
to appeal to us, nud sometimes I feel I
BOLD THAT IP SHE AS MUCH AH TUT III'.U
1 OOT ON OKU Of UIOSK HKDS iir.u DOOM
nm returning to barbarism. I want
flowers and vegetablls. I want to
! scorn a part of them. I want my ten
derness nnd goodness to como back."
Did Not Discourago Him.
Mrs. Bowser didn't encourage or dls
courage. She knew that Mr. Bowser
would bo opposed by cats nud boys
nnd tramps and thunderstorms and
lato frosts, but at tho sumo time sho
hoped that Providence might bo on bin
As soon ns the frost was out of tho
ground Mr. Bowser bought a spado and
Ho struck brickbats. He struck cob
'blestoncs. He struck clothespins nnd
clothes props. Ho struck wire clothes
lines that hud mysteriously disappear
ed years ago and hnd novcr been beard
Boys cheered him from back win
dows nnd threw old boots nt him.
Cats walked tho fenco on all sides of
tho yard and mado stenographic notes
of tho proceedings. Tramps como
along tho alley and stopped nt tho gato
to nsk him If he hnd murdered his wlfo
and was preparing a grave.
And It snowed, and it hailed, nnd It
rained, nnd there were thunderstorms.
IIo got wet, nnd ho was covered with
mud, and he blistered his hnnds, but
bo hung to his Job. Ho hnd set out to
mako a garden, nnd nothlug could
daunt bint. On twenty different occa
sions whllo he was making the flower
nnd vegetable beds Mrs. Bowser be
sought hint to give hp the work, but ho
lnvnrlably struck bis left pnlm with
bis right fist nud replied:
"Give up nothing! Mrs. Bowser, you
don't know mo yet. . I nm n determined
man. I snld I would make a garden,
nnd.n garden I will mako though tho
heavens fall " , ,
Mr. Bowser bought a shovel, a rake
and n hoe. IIo bought a load of rich
soil from a farmer' to mingle with his
brickbats. IIo bought guano from tho
florist, no bought compost from tho
livery stable There wcro two hours'
work for him every evening nfter din
ner. Beforo tho mouth of April had
ended his bad; began to hump nnd his
shoulders to lop, and ho grow hollow
eyed, and his voice was hoarse, but
when Mrs. Bowser begged him to glvo
It up and go flshlngjho replied:
"No fishing fortlsb. I havo set out
to accomplish something, nud I'll ac
complish It or dlo hi my tracks."
Ho sowed lettuce aud radish seeds.
IIo sowed onion seed and bought to
mato sprouts lie, provided for pump
kins hnd hollyhocks. Ho plnuted wa
termelon and cantaloupe seeds, aud ho
nrranged for summer squashes. Tho
clotheslines were Boosted up, nud tho
cool: was told that' If Bho as much as
put her foot on ono of thoso beds her
doom wns sure.
I.nst of all, ho wont about tho yard
planting sunflower seed wherever thero
wns a vacant spot, -ino sunuower par
ticularly appeale(djtto,biu. It was an
emblem of Innocence. It hnd no guile
about It. It wns. Ingenuous nnd frank.
It turned lti honcsfaeq to tho sun ev
ery morning anrtwmnot afraid of an
Investigation. MrJTOowser would havo
BOO of them In bin garden, and as he
walked among them nt eventide with
his hands behind bis bnck bo would bo
at peaco with all mankind.
Refusod to Buy.
During the month of spading, shovel
ing, hoeing, raking and sowing nud
planting Mr. Bowser wns called on by
men who wanted to sell him new milk
cows nnd who had hogs and hens to
dlsposo of, but ho turned them away.
Parties wanted to sell him nutomofillcs
nnd balloons, but ho shook bis bond and
planted more suutlower seeds. He wns
offered stock In oil wells nnd copper
mines nt ridiculously low llgurds, but
ho waved them nslde. Members of tho
Ony Old Boys' club railed to ask him
to deliver an address, but tho address
ho delivered made their hair stand up
It wns only when tho month of May
was ten days old that Mr. Bowser Mu
lshed his Work and waited for results
IIo had done his shore, and now nature
must do the rest. Thero came frosts
nnd thunder showers. Boys Invaded
tho yard and galloped over the bods
Dogs got In and dug for bones, nnd
cats scratched up the soil In senrrh of
treasure, but he was not di ouraged
It was when ho began to all out In
his sleep nightly nnd talk nbout flowers
nnd vegetables thnt Mrs Bouher felt
that sho ought to call tho doctor In
Hu was sent for. Ho declared that Mr.
Bowser had lost fifty pounds of flesh
In six weeks nnd thnt if ho did not
ceaso working be would not be long
for litis world. Ho found ono shoulder
lopped down four Inches nnd one leg
contracted six, aud ho estimated that
tho spine wns six Inches out of plumb.
IIo said all this and much more, and
Mr. Bowser listened In grim silence
nnd then nnswored:
Doctor, I'll havo a garden If I hnvo
to walk around In It nfter I'm dead."
Green Shoots Appear.
Ono evening In tho latter days of
May thero were somo green shoots to
bo observed on one of the beds. Mrs.
Bowser nnd the cook were brought out
to vjew them, and Mr. Bowser turned
his head away to conceal his tears.
The garden was coming on. Nature
was reaching out her hand for a shake.
That night he got out of bed five dif
ferent times to go to the bnck window
and see thnt tho green shoots were all
right, and In his sleep ho called out
that he would murder the human hy
ena who dared to rob hltu of them.
Alos, when morning came thoso green
shoots we're no more! Two or three
dogs In bcarch of prime beef bones
had enteral the yard between times
nnd dug and scratched aud pawed un
til nothing was left. Mrs. Bowser
looked for an outbreak, but uotio fol
lowed. Mr. Bowser's fnce simply took
on n new grlmncss, nnd ho made aud
replanted the beds.
A week later thero were other green
things showing up all over the garden.
A warm rain had popped everything
out of the ground like rapid transit.
That evening Mr. Bowser smiled nud
lnughed for the first time In many
days. He had fought tho light and felt
thnt he had won. Ho could even Iden
tify tho hollyhocks from tho sunflow
ers. He went to bed like n man who
hns dono a good deetl and sees his
reward lit view, nnd the cook mnde up
her mind thnt If ho was a paranoiac ho
was not dangerous.
Garden Was Ruined.
Thnt night camo n thundershowpr.
but Mr. Bowser slept nnd reeked not
Tho thunderbolts spnred his garden,
but still when ho arose In tho morning
ho looked upon n sceno of devastation
A prowling dog had discovered a eat
In tho nlloy at midnight 'nnd itin her
Into tho Bowser garden and across
nnd around It. Other cnts had como
to her assistance: other dogs hnd
mixed In. Amid the flashes aud tho
reverberations n great battle had been
fought. No matter which sldo won, till
hod escnped with their lives. It was
tho garden thnt hnd been grouud be
tween two millstones. Not a green
thing remained. Sunflowers, holly
hocks, lettuce, tomntoes, cucumbers
all bad been squashed to squash and
trampled Into tho mud to bo seen never
ngnln. Mr. Bowser looked from n back
window nnd turned nway. Mrs Bow
ser patted him softly on tho back, and
he lay down on tho lounge nnd closed
his eyw. IIo wns a walloped mnn.
To Bo Sure.
Old Lady Aro you traveling for the
good of your health?
Defaulting Bankrupt Rather! Illus
Crossing the Herring Pond.
Tho liner wns rolling frightfully.
"Jack," moaned tho pulo green but
Htlll lovely bride, "promlso mo you will
Bmd my remains to tho old homo for
Ho promised. Tho motion grow grad
"Jack," sho moaned again.
"You noulu't bother, about my re
mains. Thero won't be any." Now
York Press, .
II 50 (
CLOSING OUT SALE OF PIANOS
Organs and entire stock of Musical Instruments and sheet
On account of my othor business interests requiring my at
tention I shall sell my entire stock of Musical Instruments
and Music nt 50 prccnt off.
Ono Ohickoring Grand Piano, sultablo for lodgo purposes
Two second hand auuaro
Ono small Square FiMbo
Ouitarn Mandolins and
All tho latest shoot must
Oall and examine
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OPERA HOUSE BLOCK.
City National Bank.
Gor. Main and Gnnior Sts
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THIS IS A REillNDER
v Lest You Forget
That wje make special arrangements to
have things that will be tempting for the Sun
The way this market has grown to its
present capacityWs by "having things" that
people want. Wetcnn please you.
MARION PROVISION CO.
"Oh Dear, What can We get to
Eat?" Is ail the Cry.
Your wants will bo supplied iflyou como hero. Wo will have
a full lino of Vcgotahljs such as Black Borrlos, Black and
Red Raspberries, Onion's Radislws, Cucumbers. New Peas
Now Boans, Good Oclcry Sweet Rlpo Watermolons and thoy
aro flue. Now Tomatoes, etc. Ouc lino of Ooffdos and can
ned gobd3 aro fresh and fino. Oojhjj h and wo will toll you
tho rest, a .
Green Seal Paint
EVERY CAN WARRANTED.
Wears longest, looks besand tjie cheap
est to use in the end.
HABERMAN HARDWARE GO.
107 South riain Street.
Pianos In good condition at a
$30. Hcrro is a chanco.
other Anall instruments.
jr Open Evenings,
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