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RIBUN Recorders office 17ft ni WEEKLY EDITION VOLUME I PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10. 1901. NO. I A LATTER-DAY ROMANCE A Humorous 2nd Mirth-Provoking Story of a Deception Practised on a Chicago Woman. Chicago, Oct., 8 "Do you love me deary?" "You know I do, pet!" "Well, pleasant dreams." 'Sleep tight." "Good night." Ihe above conversation and yards of it has been passed up and down a plain every-day tin speaking tube in the home of Mrs. Margaret Scott Thoroman, öOl'I Groveland avenue, for the last year and a half. Mrs. Tho- roman thought she was havinsr her iove tested and it cost her, according to a statement made in court to-day, something like 400. Kate Williamsom. her maid, and her sweetheart, John ßarnett, a houseman, acted as "love testers" and it might have been going on yet had it not been for the interfernece of ex-Bridewell Keeper Felton, who says he entered the case as a "human itarian." Lieut. Sullivan of the Stanton avenue police station says the .Williamson girl has missed her calling and instead of being a domestic she should set up shop and establish a new sect to coax money out of the easily gulled. Kate Williamson is a clever ventriloquist and she must also , be clever in other respects. She managed to carry on the love af fair of her employer for more than a year and a half and all that time the women who sup posed she was conversing- with her lover was hoodwinked into sending him three fine meals a day and whatever money he demanded, which several times amounted to large sums. Mrs. Thoroman is a slight, frail-looking woman, who is try ing to . make a living in her Groveland avenue home renting rooms. According to the police she met somewhere on the south side nearly two years ago a fine appearing stranger, who later came to her home to room. Melting glances, several squezes of the hand and finally a supper at one of the downtown cafes are said to have resulted. Then for some reason the man, who was known both as Mr. Smith and "the captain," left for parts un known. At this point Katf Wil liamson is said to have taken up his part and played it to a finish. With tears in her eyes she went to Mrs. Thoroman and told her that "the captain" desired to test her love and that he intended to live in the basemsnt of the house apart and undisturbed and would a r mi j not see Airs. 1 noroman lor a year. Then if the test worked all right Hymen was expected to do his worst. Mrs Thoroman agreed. Then it was tlat the clever young colored woman began the carrying on of the loye affair through the speaking tube. Each night it was Mrs. Thoro- man's practice to go to the tube and bid her supposed lover down in the basement an affectionate good night. Kate down in the cellar at the other end of the tube, used her powers as a vent riloquist to play the part of the lover, using a deep basso . voice. "When she got tired her sweet heart, Barnett, took a whirl at working the pipe. Kate said to day that she only got hoarse once or twice during the whole entire year and a half, and denies that she ever shed crocodile tears to make the money flow. But Mrs. Thoroman says she frequently came to her with flow ing eyes and a story about "the captain's" wanting some money to bet on the races. And she always gave it willingly. Mrs. Thoroman says she sus pected nothing and asserts that her domestic 'hoodwinked her out of at least $400, besides e "nough meals to feed a modern siz ea iamuy a year, tfarnett is supposed to have eaten most of the meals. Both the Williamson girl and Barnett were arrested and the case came up in the 35th street police station yesterday, bsing continued at the request of the defendants until Friday. BEVERIDGE Returns from His Asiatic Tour and is In terviewed. Regards Isthmian Canal Treaty as an American Victory. Chicago, Oct. 8 "The agree ment between Great Britain and the United States regarding the isthmian canal, if it has been cor rectly reported, is the greatest victory of the age for American diplomacy," said Senator Albert J. Beveridge of Indiana yester dav. Senator Beveridge was on his way home, returning from his tour in the Orient. He remained in Lincago only a lew hours. Senator Beveridce has been faithful advocate of an American canal, and he has cause to be pleased over the reported treaty, for many . of the conditions for which he fought 'in the senate when the Hay-Pauncefote treaty was up for consideration are in the new treaty which he consid- 1 . 1 m ers sucn a signal victory lor American diplomacy. "As a commercial proposition the canal should be open to all nations," continued the senator, "but it is tobe built exclusively by American money and is to connect American coasts and so it should be strictly under Amer- can control. Accordingly it is of the greatest importance that the United States should maintain the right to fortify the canal if the government should see fit to do so. For this the new treaty provides and no injustice is done to any nation, for the canal can be safely trusted in the hands of he United States. "Another great victory is the abrogation of the Clayton-Bul- wer treaty in express terms. The attention of the senate was called o the fact that the Hay-Paunce fote treaty did not do this, and therefore the treaty was amend ed so as to abrogate the Clayton Bui wer treaty. That was the principal reason why England rejected the treaty, and that fact emphasizes the victory. The present treaty abrogates the Clayton-Bulwer treaty ana leaves he United States as a single con rolling power over the canal, as well as untying its hand in its relation to Central American countries." Senator Beveridge devoted himself on his trip to investiga tions of trade conditions in the Oriental countries which he vis I A -. -I TT - . 1 neu. ne returns wim many facts and figures which will be of value to the United States in extending its commerce with the countries of Asia. Much time was spent in the Philippines and in Japan. He returned to Amer ica on the same vessel which bore the Marquis Ito of Japan, who is visiting the United States with the mission of bringing about closer relations between Japan, the United States, and England. Senator Beveridge learned much which will be of value to the government m its diplomatic relations, f . Panama Menaced Colon, Colombia, via Kings ion, Jamaica, Oct. 8 It is report ed that the situation at Panama is becoming critical. Two expe ditions are menacing the city, and a contingent under General Forras is reported to have land-f.-d. The government is con structing more" fortifications and early developments are expected. Into each life some ruins must fall, Wise people don't sit down and bawl; Only fools suicide of take to; flight, Smart people take Rocky Mountain Tea at night. J. W. Hess SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT Roosevelt's New Policy of Reconstrudiou Begun. Washington, D. C, Oct. 8 The appointment of former Gov erner Thomas G. Jones of Ala bama as United States district judge for the middle and north ern district of that state was made by President Roosevelt to day as the beginning of his new policy in regard to southern ap pointments. Mr. Jones has al ways been a democrat, but one ot the old southern school, who held himself responsible to high ideals while in office. He was the youngest officer on General Gordon's staff in the confederate army. As a lawyer and politi cian since the war he has been a strong defender of the constitu tion and refused to - follow the democratic party through all its wanderings in the wilderness of X 00 '00 '00 00 .00 .0 . . 0 , , . 00 . 0 . . 0 . 0 . . . 0 . iif t jjj A GREAT Pfl-fl GREAT BOOK $ m ft Hi Life of the Late President William McKinlev bv Murat Hal- (I J ... . J J -a i it '. i-jvfT-r i .i i T: sieaa. an unequaiea Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi ii v.' Ht Hj Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi William McKinlev's name will characters of the world. This is gardless of creed, sect or party. No home is complete without the biography of this great man for young and old to read and refer to. We have made arrangements whereby we can. for thirtv davs, offer the best and most successful book on McKinlev to our sub scribers and the people of Marshall county on such terms that everybody can have it. Look at the remarkable proposition made below. 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He was the friend of the Tuskegee Industrial institute for the education of.negroesm trades and was the first governor to visit the institution. He became acquainted with Professor Book er T. Washington, who estab lished the school, and has been the friend of Washington ever since. . - Vitiality, nerves like steel, clear eyes, active brain, strength, health and happiness come to those who take Eocky Mountain Tea made by Madison Medici neCo. 35c. J. TV. Hess. SAMPSON WORSE The Admiral Has a Severe and Prolonged Attack of Aphasia. Washington, D. C Oct. 8 Admiral Sampson has denied himself to callers at his home in New Hampshire avenue, His health is very poor aud he is un der the personal care of Mrs Sampson. Onlv the most inti- mate family friends are allowed to see him. The navy department will -not discuss his condition and Judge Advocate Lemly will not talk of a report which says that he had told Mr. Rayner, chief counsel for Admiral Schley, that Admiral Sampson could not be called be fore the court of inquiry as he would prove himselt mentally incompetent to testify. The care Mrs. Sampson exer- uuer lor a uinneu nine. the great W live in history with the verdict of public opinion re Life and Distinguished Services of (? bv Mnrnr. TTnktpnd. flip brilliant iimi( tcaia, liicii uruiii u; tue are described in the author's (j in the work, there being 61 il- 'p PROPOSITION , i fl a hero, a statesman, a christian, (ft ' 7 ' ' 0m 0 00 ' 00' 00 00' 00 00 cises to prevent any one from seeing me admiral has made his friends uneasy. It was ex plained today that the admiral is suffering from an unusual at tack of aphasia, an ailment which has troubled him more or less s'nee he was chief of the bureau of ordance. Too close attention to work has also render ed him feeble. His condition is not such that his life is considered in danger, but he is able to take oniy very light; exercise, such as short walks. Anything more brings on attacks of most painful head aches. His physician says that the constant care he is receiving will soon cause him to improve. The admiral will retire next February from active service. He will be sixty-two years old. The Correct Population of Cltte and xowbi in tb Northwest, Located along the line of the Chicago Sc North-Western Railway, is ehown in a booklet juat issued by that Company, copy may be obtained by sending ataup to W. B. Kniakern, 22 Fifth At Chicago, PAYNE PLAN REVIVED Roosevelt Has an Opportunity to Effed Great Reforms in RepublicanNational Conventions and Has a Mind to Investigate. Washington D. C, Oct. 7 The southern delegate has always been a dangerous quanti ty in republican convention since the war. There has never been a time since the reconstruc tion days when there seemed anything like a . real chance of carrying anv or tne ola-time southern states for the republi can candidate fo.- President. The southern delegate, never the less, hashad a great deal todo with the making of a republican nominee. Most of the delegates sent up have been of the impecunious variety, whose votes, if not act ually purchasable, were readily influenced by various promises, from hotel accommodations up to lucrative offices. Each active candidate for the presidency has found it neces sary to head off the average del egate, who never had money enough to get home, who always felt obliged to sell his ticket, and who scarcely could be induc ed to answer roll call without be ing promised something by the party managers. President McKinlev was ap pealed to, on the theory that, as he was going to be the party candidate absolutely without op position, he would have nothing to lose if the southern politicians should rise up in their wrath and denounce the administration in the convention. He declared it was because he had nothing to to lose that he was unwilling to undertake to deprive the south ern politicians of their tradit ional rights. He said that if there had been another candidate so that the southern men could have a change to fight for their lives, he would favor Payne's plan, but could not undertake to do it at the time when the southern fellows would have no chance to make an alliance with anybody. President Roosevelt has al ready announced his intention of having a new deal in the South. He proposes to avoid the profes sional negro politicians entirely. Where reputable southern rep ublicans are to be had to fill the federal offices they will be given the preference, but otherwise broad-gauged democrats will be chosen especailly for the impor tant offices in the South. The professional southern politicans fully understand this situation and the President is risking con siderable of his political future by making the fight at this time. He has not hesitated, however, put proposes to look into the question at once cf the feasibil ity of restricting southern rep resentation in the national con ventions, and for this purpose he will go into the Payne plan exhaustively. Mr Payne arrived here yester day by appointment and will see the President today. When seen last night Mr. Payne said his purpose here was to secure from the President his active and pub lic adherence to the new princi ple of representation in the nat ional convention. The justice of his scheme, Mr. Payne says, can be contested by no one. It merely proposes to apply to the national conventions of the republican party the scheme which is adopted by all parties in city, county and state conventions, of basing the repre sentation on the party vote. Fusion in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 8 Chairman William C. Creasy of the democratic state committee issued a call today for a meeting oi" the committee in this city next F;iday, to consider a proposition to effect a fusion on a state tick et with the union party against the regular republican ticket. ,,t AN INCREDIBLE TALE Yountj Woman Abducted. Starved and 0 Robbed by Philadelphia Journalists. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 7 Four men charged with abduct ing a Philadelphia woman in broad daylight and of binding, gagging, starving and robbing her are now under arrest in this city and were before Magistrate Kochesperger at 10 o'clock this morning. The woman in the case is Mabel lioodnch of 241 Forth Tenth street. The men now locked up at the Central Police Station are Howard K. Sloan, an unemploy ed reporter; Henry Wallace, so ciety editor of one of the morn ing papers; J. Knight Findlay of Way De, near here, stenographer in the business office of another mornmsr Daner: and Oscar S. Dunlap, a barber employed in one of the most prominent shops in the city. Disguises, pistols, masks and a lone house on a country road figure ih this modern emulation of fifteenth century methods. The plunder was $G5 in cash, 2,000 in jewels, and about $500 in checks. With the exception of the cashing of one check for ?155, all of the stolen property has been recovered. According to the police, young Wallace had begun visitin: Miss Goodrich as early as last April. The real story of the abduction, however, starts on Wednesday, Sept. 25. On that day, it is charged, Oscar S. Dunlap called at Miss Goodrich's house and in-1 vited her to take a drive with him the next day. On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, Dunlap call ed to keep his appointment. He had a well appointed team, and a liveried driver held the reins. The driver, the police say, was J. Knisht Finlav. one of the con- spirators, suitably disguised for the occasion. - The carriage drove to the park crossing uirard avenue bridge, where the driver said the horse was going lame. Dunlap jumped from the carriage, and as he did so a man who is said to be How ard K. Sloan emerged from be hind a clump of bushes. Sloan jumped into the carriage and Dunlap disappeared down the road. "Let us continue the drive," said he. Miss Goodrich shrugged her shoulders, leaned back in the carriage, and said nothing. Presently it grew dark, and in a onely part of the drive the bogus coachman and the make-believe law and order man bound Miss oodrich hand and foot and put a gag in ner moutn. 'men both donned masks. Finlay jumped into tne carriage and Sloan took a seat and they drove on. While the carriage rumbled on Sloan blindfolded the woman, threaten ing her with a revolver. She was driven somewhere, she did not know, but she noticed from one corner of the handker chief over her eyes that the men paid toll at two toll gates and that they took her into a build ing where a fire' engine and a hook and ladder truck were standing. There the woman was locked up in a bedroom until Friday morning, Her captors told her that $10,000 was wanted and that when that was forthcoming she could go. On Friday the woman was again bound and taken in a carriage to 2550 North Twelfth street. From Friday until Mon day she was guarded day and night. On Monday morning she be gan to weaken. She had $65 with her, and that was given up to her captors. Thea $2,000 worth of jewelry went next. She had nothing else with her, she declared. Finally, however, she found some blank checks of the Third National Bank in her pock etbook, and suggested she fill these out. She made out five checks in all, one for 155, one for $45, three for $100 each. On Tuesday at daybreak the men blindfolded her and she was bundled into a carriage and driv en to Tenth and Poplar streets, the bandage taken from her eyes and she was thrust from the ve hicle. Then the horses were lashed and the carriage whisked around the corner. The woman was so weak and bewildered that it took her two hours to reach home. From there she went to the city hall. She told her story, but the police only smiled at her. After some investigation, however, the po lice accepted the story as true. Detectives McGenty and Dona ghy were assigned to the case, and the first place they visited was the Third National Bank. One check had been cashed of the five given, the one for $155. It was cashed an hour before the officers arrived. Then Detectives McGenty and Donaghy hired a coupe and pro ceeded to drive over the course indicated by Miss Goodrich in her narrative. She had noticed a particularly bright child at one of the toll gates they passed. The detectives located this toll gate on the Montgomery pike, near General Wayne Hotel. Then they proceeded to look up a building answering the descrip tion given of a suburban fire house at North Wayne. This proved to be the place Miss Goodrich had told them about and where she said she had been imprisoned for twenty-four hours. The detectives asked a bov who if keeps the keys to the fire hous'e and they were directed to Fin- lay's house adjoining. There the police learned that one of the sons, J. Knight Find lay, had been home but little during the last two weeks. Get ting a description of him, the po lice returned to the city and found the young man, who is only 21 years old, in the office where he is employed. He was charged with the crime and broke down and implicated three others. Findlay said that he had im personated the coachman; that Sloan, the unemployed reporter, acted the part of Attorney Gib bony; that the barber played the part of the rich Germantown res ident, and that Wallace, the so ciety editor, had rented a house in Germantown where Mrs. Good rich was to have been held cap tive. BOOKWALTER WINS Indianapolis Election Results in Republi can Victory. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 0. The election for mayor, clerk, police judge, and members of the city council resulted yesterday in a substantial victory for the re publicans, their entire ticket be ing elected by about 1,200 major ity. This was the first time that the party has carried the election in six years. The administration of Mayor Taggart was the main issue in the campaign, as the democratic nominee indorsed Taggart's ad ministration in his letter accept ing the nomination, and thus made it the issuer Charles A. Bookwal ter, the republican mayor-elect, was the party nominee two years ago, and was defeated by 347 votes. In view of the coming state campaign republicans re gard the victory as important, as it gives them control of the largest city in the state. .Beveridge Is Baek. SeatTle, Wash., Oct. 4 United States Senator Beveridge, who arrived from Japan ' on the Kaga Maru, after journeying across the Pacific with the Mar quis Ito, declined to speak at any length on the orient, where he has spent the better portion of a six month's trip around the world, beyond stating that keep ing open the ports of Asia is America's problem. a