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Saturday, Dec. 22. 1906. THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES - . i - " 1 I 1 1 J J 1' 1 1 ' .J ' . i1 Telegraph News by Direct Wire from All Over Indiana Munrlp, Ind., Doc. 22. That an at tempt is Loin;? made to blackmail the j widow of John M. Itloss, ex-state su- j perintendent of public instruction, is I the latest theory of friends and rela- I i tlves who have received, on heart-ehape-d slates, supposed "spirit mes sages" from I'.Ioks. The several mes pacres tLus far received have all Ween of one tenor that Mrs. Bloss should, give up certain Bums of money alleged tc be due several persons from Bloss. Thuf far, all the persons save one In dicated by the "messages" say that 1'los.s did riot mve them a cent and that, as far as they are concerned, the Tvritin on the mysterious slates is un true. No Money in This for a Crook. Mrs. P.losa. who lives alone on her country estate, save for servants, was for a while alarmed by lho writing, hut now has come to believe as the others, that an interested person is the Avrlter of the messages, and has lent her aid to the authorities who are trying to unravel the mystery. One of the mysterious slates was found on the doorstep at the home of Harvey West, nrw trustee of Hamilton town ship. It was in effect, as follows: "When I left the office of trustee of Hamilton township I was deeply In debt to the township. Tell my wife 11 t'd she will pay you." This is signed "John M. Bloss.' West says he has examined the township looks and finds that lUoHsdkd without owing the com munity n cent. Nor Is There in This. George Sheets, nn intimate friend of Bloss and a business partner of hlsf, found a message similar to the follow ing Inscribed upon the slate left at his door: "I took pecuniary advantage of you in several trades in which we were interested jointly. Find out these amounts, and my. wife will pay you." This also is signed "John M. Bloss." Sheets says that he and BIoss had traded together for many years and had many deals in common, but that ttloss was strictly honest and at death vrns not in debt to him a dollar. - . . Message Abont a Tenant. One message was left at the home of n man who had been a tenant on one of the Bloss farms, but who had been discharged. This message said that Bloss had treated the tenant tin fairly, but that Ms. Bloss would make It "nil right' with him. A mes sage similar in sentiment was received by Mrs. Bloss, and the tenant came to her with the slate that he had re ceived. stouy of a rrccrc or monky Question In : What Iil He Want of a Two Bushel Sack? Twenty Years' Savings. Frankfort. Ind.. Ieo. 22. "The pirl who marries that toy will receive a Tjiser pile of money than she ever Pnw outside of si bank." said Zimri Sheets, of Owen township, twenty years ngro, referring to his son, Walter Jj. Sheets, at that time an infant. Thursday Sheets, who is an ex-county commissioner, made procxi his word by fcivinj: to that son and his bride a peck of United States coin. During the last twenty years he has been laying aside money, secreting it in jars that he had hidden beneath nn old apple tree on his farm ten miles north of this city. The money "was kept In the secret hiding place until a storm blew down the tree a few months ago. Since then the hoarded wealth has been kept in the Sheets home. Sheets, accompanied by his son and daughter-in-law, came to Frankfort bringing the money in a two-bushel sack. The money was placed on deposit in the Clinton Coun ty bank. Acquitted of Train Wrecking. Fvansviilee. Ind.. Dec. 22. Th Jury in the case of Shirley Erwin, charged with murder In the first de gree by causing a wreck on the South ern railroad at Mnuren, Ind., on the night of Aug. 1.". brought in a verdict at Petersburg, Ind., acquitting the de fendant. The jury was out twenty two hour?. Workman Radly Scalded. Princeton. Ind., Dec. 22. Elmer Pkelton. 20 years old, was seriously scalded while working in the canning factory. A kettle filled with boiling water was overturned on his shoul der and arm, cooking the flesh. The scalding water barely missed his head in the descent. She Found Out, All Kight. Summitville. Ind., Dec. 22. Mary .Tores. 10 years old, in a spirit of mis chief, thrust a pin into the insulator of an electric light wire just to see what might happen. She was danger ously shocked, while the entire light ing system of the town was temporari lv knocked out Rig Price for Farm Ind. Rushville, Ind., Dec. 22. Percy Walker has bought the W. O. Frazee farm, paying $130 an acre for it RAILROAD NOTES. T. B. Hunt, passenger fireman on tha Wabash road, is on the eiclc list this week. Fred Pryuns, conductor on the Lake Shore road, will spend Christmag with friends in Hammond. P. J. Shepson of Crown Point was in Hammond today on business at the Erie yards. Thomas Grady is a new section em ploye on the Monon road. Frank Mallay, agent for the Monon road at Lowell, was a Hammond vis itor last night. George Connors of the C. I. & S. engineering department, will spend the holidays with friends in Champaign, 111. R. II. Crosby of the Erie yard office will spend tomorrow with friends and I rtlativs in Huntington, Ind. 1 H. L. Jackson, chief engineer of the C. C. & L. road will leave today for Cincinnati, O., where he will spend the holidays. . Roy C. Ilidy of the Erie Coal Storage plant, will be the guest of friends at Frankfort over Sunday. John McGlnley, switchman on the Monon road, was a Chicago visitor last evening. John Lewis, formerly of the C. J. road, has taken a job as switchman on the C. I. & S. road. Frank Barry the Erie yards. is a new employe at Several Hungarians arrived in Ham mond yesterday to work on the Indi ana Harbor road. The New England Car Service asso ciation reports having handled in No vember 163,070 cars compared with 107,095 cars in November, 1905. The average detention on all commodities was- ninety-six hours. The New Eng land association evidently is not en forcing the car service rule to the ex tent that it is enforced by the Indiana Car Service association. The Chicago rate sheet has been re vised without friction to conform to the opinion of President Tuttle of the Boston & Maine in the Michigan Central dlffential case. It was feared for a time that the Wabash or the Grand Trunk m ight object, but general opin ion now is that tho matter will be al lowed to rest on Mr. Tuttle's decis ion. Eight thousand three, hundred and fifty-three freight cars were handled over the New York Central lines In a single day this week from the DeWitt yard and nearly as many over the Eastern division. The Interstate Commerce Commission has ruled that the sum of local fares over certain trunk lines are less than through rates, and that the through rates must be reduced or the local fares between certain points revised. The purchasing agent of the Pennsyl vania railroad has invited bids for the construction of 5,000 box cars. The contract will be awarded within a few days. Their estimate cost is $0,000,000. It 1s not expected that the cars will be i.. livered before the latter part of next year. With the placing of this order the company will have ordered within tho last two years nearly 60,000 addi tional cars of various types. It is also said that the company Is getting bet- j ter service out of its cars than ever i before. The average movement of its j cars per day in 1904 was 16.52 miles. while for the same time this year the average movement was 27.19 miles a day. Charles S. Miles, a veteran conductor of the Pennsylvania railroad died at his home on Friday night of pneumonia. He was 63 years old and had been con ductor running between Baltimore and Washington for forty-five years. He was one of the best known railroad men In the country, and noted for his cour tesy and affability. The new train of cars for the Mich igan City division of the Monon rail road is expected in the city in a few days. A new baggage car has already been placed on this division and was taken south for the second time this morning. The cars are now In Lafay ette and are being detained there ow ing to some delay in the gas lighting arrangement. The cars are of the fin est vestibule style and when placed on this division will make a very attract ive appearance. Chicago. Dec. 22. Lines In the West ern Passenger association today decided to put on their heretofore proposed new 1000-mile mileage book, which will be sold for $25, with a refund of $4.50. A proposition to put out a 500-mile book at a flat rate of 2 cents was not carried. The southwestern lines al ready have such a mileage book as the western lines propose selling, and it is possible that an arrangement will be reached whereby one book will be issued good over all lines. At present the new book will be one issued by each road separately. The mileage book changes are being made in the hop mat ine western states will not pass a 2-cent legislation. A Tie-up Today. New York. Dec. 22. Demands of the yardmen of seven railroads entering New York have been refused and a gen eral tie-up of traffic is expected today. Announcement than he ultimatum of the union would not be considered further has just followed a conference of the general managers of the roads affected. The officials say the demands are "as tonishing and unfair." An increase of 5 cents per hour is asked. The roads have offered 4 cents, but the men eav they will strike for the extra cent. The railroads represented at the con ference were the Erie, Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley, Jersey Central, Balti more & Ohio, Long Island and Staten Island railroads. Three thousand men will be- affected, J. r. Orr Testifies. J. P. Orr. general freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad company. testified before the state railroad com mission yesterday afternoon in the action brought by the independent oil companies of the state against nearly all of the railroads to reduce rates on oil shipped by the independents so that these concerns can compete with the Standard Oil company. The independent companies, which compose the membership of the Na tional Petroleum association, declare that the railroad companies discrimi nate against them in the interests of the oil trust. General Agent Orr informed the commission that his experience had taught him that a "distance tariff" is generally impracticable. The inde pendents are asking for a rate based on mileage entirely. They term their plan a "distance tariff." Mr. Orr said he believed the new oil rate to go into effect Jan. 1 next would be satisfactory. The rate is SO per cent of the present fifth class. After Jan. 1 oils will be put in the fifth class. "From "Whiting to Indiana points," the witness said, "there will be an ad vance in the rate on oil. Between other Indiana points there- will be a reduction and between soma of the points the rate will . be the same. It is contended by the defense that the railroads have been able to make a lower rate from Whiting, Ind., on ac count of the large Quantity of oil shipped from there by the Standard Oil company. It was declared by the witnesses for the railroad companies that no matter how low the freight rate is made the oil trust will make it impossible for the independents suc cessfully to compete with it by the use of tha tank wagon system em ployed by tho trust. Changes on Lake Shore. There have been several changes in the Lake Shore offices recently. J. W. Daly, of Buffalo, has been appointed general passenger agent with head quarters, at Cleveland, to succeed A. J. Smith, whose death occurred last Au gust. Mr. Daly has been doing all the work of the general passenger agent since the beginning of the fatal illness of former Agent Smith, last May. He is thoroughly competent and his promo tion is vell deserved. Another change in the Lake Shore circles is that of the routes to be cov ered by the traveling agents. C. S. Rogers has been making the local di vision, with Detroit as his headquart ers. He made his report to W. G. Knuttle recently appointed general agent, with headquarters at Toledo. Owing to the Inconvenience of this ar rangement, H. C. Carson has been put on the local division, which extends from Hillsdale to Toledo. Mr. Rogers' last visit here was made yesterday. The new arrangement will greatly facilitate the running of this division in the general offices. THE QUAKER WAY. Do you know the Quaker idea of medicine and good health? They be lieved that as nourishing materials of the earth must first pass into some form of vegetation, and through that mysterious agency of life and sunshine become fit for food, so also must medi cinal materials pass into vegetation before they oan properly benefit the human system. Such was their belief, such also was their practice. Sound in both mind and body, their sturdy descendants of the present day are living attests to the wisdom of this doctrine. To properly prepare the Quaker Herb Remedies, for which there was an ever Increasing demand, a company was lo cated many years ago at Fourth and Mill streets, Cincinnati, O., not far from the site of the first Quaker church In Ohio. In the same location of their humble beginning and by the merit of their preparations alone, the Quaker Herb Company (Inc.) has steadily grown un til their present out-put goes into every state of the Union. One of the best known remedies is the system purifier, Quaker Herb Ex tract, a specific for diseases of the stomach, liver and kidneys, used as a cure for rheumatism, catarrh, indiges tion, dyspepsia, pains in the back and sides, neuralgia, headache, etc. Quaker Herb Extract is for sale by your local druggist, or is sent on re ceipt of price, $1.00 Quaker Herb Co., Cincinnati, O. Quaker Herb Extract and a com plete stock of the time-tried Quaker Herb Remedies can always be found Id the stores of these enterprising drug gists: Jos. W. Weis. E. R. Stauffer & Co.. Otto Negele. M. Kolb. Free booklet and circular sent to any address upon request. HALLWAY DIFFICULTIES Eeems the Only Backset in the World of Trade Everything Else Is Encouraging. New York. Dec. 22. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: Weather conditions accelerate distribu tion of seasonable merchandise at re tail, but increased traffic difficulties, freight blockades and shortage of mo- I tive power not only retards business but threatens serious results at some western points. Holiday trade has v J equaled sanguine expectations, yet this large volume has not interfered with the brisk demand for staple articles, which depleted stocks to such an ex tent that wholesale trade experiences unusual activity for the season. The only noteworthy decrease in comparison with activities a year ago appears in building permits. Most in dustrial work is maintained at the maximum, mills and factories having so many contracts for next year's de livery that Inventories receive little ; attention. Scarcely any change is re- i ! corded in prices of iron. In rails the j mills report about two-thirds of next I Jr's total output already sold. Liabilities of commercial failures thus far reported for December nmormted to $o.70S.S27, of which $3, 431,ST0 were in manufacturing, f 2.118. 244 in trading and $150,753 in other Evenings 8:15 FIRST MAT. WED. Prices' $1.50 to 50c Special Attraction for tha Christmas Holidays flEURIETTA CROSliN In Ernst Denny's Great Comedy Success "ALL OF A SUDDEN PEGGY" BUY TICKETS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK II I IrVLTMCZ LAbl ? IJUi-rliVI WEEK TRIUMPHANT AND ABTISTIO SUCCESS Nison & Zimmerman Present HEHftV B. ERUIHG and London Co. Including Doro hea Baird TONIGHT I MAURICETTE Also Sat. Mat. I and S.,?liser ' Tuesday, Thursday and Sat. Mshtu, THE 1IKLLS (first time by Mr. InloK. preceded by KING KR.XE'S UAKiH TEH. AVetlueaday nischt, TlIK LYONS 1II, and KI.NCi UE.VK'S IA ITillTEK. Friday -Might, KING CHARLES I. NEXT MONDAY. I FRITZI Seats Thursday I crm:!: Mail Orders Now oLilcrr In MLLE. MODISTE. DEALER IN FURNITURE, RUGS, PI ANOS, FANCY ROCK ERS AND BOOK CASES. 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