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THE YMOU VOLUME V PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1906. NO. 24 PL Hp TL JT RIBUNE CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. Brick Nominated Fifth Time, Making Four Nominations By Acclamation. The Thirteenth District Re publican convention convened in the opera house at Warsaw, March 15, Chairman John L. Moorman, of Knox, Starke coun ty, calling the meeting to order. The candidates for state offices were invited to take seats on the stage at the opening of the meet ing. Vhen the roll of counties was called for nominations, Hon. L. W. Koyse said that Kosciusko county with one voice would nominate Charles O. Merica. Xo other county presented a candidate until St. Joseph county was reached, when Fred Wood ward of South Bend, presented the name of A. L. Brick A number of seconds followed and Judge Royse then asked that Mr. Merica be allowed to speak to the convention. Mr. Merica made a rousing speech and was frequently cheer- ed. He said he believed that any man had a right to enter the race for a nomination for any office. He said that he wanted to go to congress and would be a candi date for the nomination from now until the meeting of the next con vention in 1903. He said he was the candidate of Kosciusko coun ty Republicans in this convention and Kosciusko county had a per fect right to present a candidate if it desired to do so. He said that he was merely acting as the rep resentative of the Kosciusko county Republicans, and that in order to preserve harmony in the party he would withdraw his name from the convention and move that A. L. Brick, of South Bend, be made the unanimous choice of the convention by accla mation for Congressman from the Thirteenth district. He was loud ly applauded at the close of his remarks. The chairman then put Mr. Merica's motion and Mr. Brick was nominated without a dissent ing vote. After the adoption of resolu tions and listening to the reading of a letter from Mr. Brick the candidates for state nominations were allowed to make speeches of two minutes each. Their speeches were well received. Mr. Merica was again called out and made a rattling speech. He stated that the speech he had prepared for the occasion was net appropriate and that he would lay it away and speak extemporan eously. He thanked the twenty two friends from Kosciusko coun ty who had suported him as well as all other -members of the con vention, stating that he had not. a bit of respect for their sense aid judgment in their selection. This remark - created merriment. He assured the convention of the loy .alty of Kosciusko county in the coming election and stated that :the proper way to succeed was jiot to "squeal" but to "root." He complimented the state candi dates and thanked the convention for its attention. He was loudly applauded at the close of his re marks and the convention ad journed. The convention was one of the largest ever held in the district and was entirely harmonious. It marked Mr. Brick's fifth nomination. He was first nomin ated at Rochester in 1898, beating Hon. L. W. Royse after over for ty ballots had been taken. He was again nominated in 1900, 1902, 1904, and now in 1906.. All his nominations, except the first, have been by acclamation. "Laugh and Grow Fat. . Life is such a serious business xrith the average mortal that an opportunity for ä hearty laugh is more than welcome to most peo ple. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine," and so do the humorous features of that great metropolitan daily, The Chicago Record-Herald. The first thing that greets you on the first page of every issue is the humorous cartoon by Ralph Wilder, the well-known artist, that frequently 'tells more at a glance than could 'hf conceived in a column of read ing matter. Every issue contains Un a humorous small story on the editorial page, and the "Alter nating Currents" column, written by S. E. Kiser, one of the most rmlnr humorous writers in the country. In addition to all these Ihe Sunday issue always includes a comic section, guaranteed to produce laughter. Resources of Texas. Most people are aware that Texas is the largest state in the -union, but few know that it has more timber than Michigan, more than Aiauama, more ma uic .it more fruit land man - than California, more tobacco land than Virginiamore oil land than Ohio and more grape land t-i-i oil of thf rest of the repub lic t cVrt the resources of the Lone Star state are practically -unlimited and its vastness pre sents an open door for rmlhons OBITUARY. Arthur B. Toan. Arthur B. Toan was born at Ply mouth, Indiana, July 31st, 1563, and oied at Marinette Wisconsin, March I5th, 1906. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C E. Toan nd his sister, Mrs. K. F. Brooke, all of his city. Funeral services were held at Marinette on Fridy afternoon and concluded here with a short service Sunday afternoon Aat the resi dence of his parents, the Rev. Geo. A. Pflug officiating. Those present from out of the city were Mr. F.. A. Brown and Mr. J. F. Hancock, pres ident and vice-president of the First National Bank of Marinette, Wiscon sin; Mr. Frank Carney of Owen Sound, Canada; Mr. Ira Buck and son Chester of Peoria, 111., Mr. C. H. Buck and ion Frank of Ridgway, Pa., Mr. V. H. Mann, Mr. W. P. Bowring, Mr. C. M. Welch, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Reeve and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mc Donald of Chicago; Mr. A. L. Wheel er of Indianapolis; Mr. Lafayette Crane ?.nd Mrs. George Arnold of Laporte; Mrs. John Green of Ligon ier and Miss Anna Houghton of Oak Park, Illinois. The following appeared in the Daily Eagle-Star of Marinette, Wis consin on the evening after his death and shows' the high regard in which he was held in the community in which he had lived for the last eleven years: Arthur B. Toan, assistant cashier of the First Nation.il bank, and a prominent young business man, died fiere his afternoon at half past twelve o'clock, after a little over a week's ill ness with pneumonia. His death comes as a shock to his many friends, who, ven to the last, hoped against hope t.iat he would rally and recover. He was taken ill a week ago Wed nesday with what appeared to be the grip. ' It soon developed into pneu monia and he continued to grow worse, nowithstfnding all the efforts made to resist the progress of the dreaded disease. . A consultation of physicians was held Wednesday but medical skill did not avail and thfe end came diiring the noon hour Thursday. He was conscious at intervals during the greater part of his illness. His father, C. E. Toan, and his sister, Mrs. K. F. Brooke of Plymouth, Ind., arrived here this week and were with him several dii before the end Dur ing only the last two or three days the grave character of his illness be came known and the query was a constant one," "How is Mr. Toan?" or "How is Arthur?" This afternoon the regret of all who heard the sad news was keen and sincere. He had friends everywhere. His death is a loss to the community in which he resided and it is felt by everyone. He was a young man of splendid moral character. Generous almost to a fault, his friends were many and warm in their esteem of him. He was always interested in Marinette and its welfare &nd he was ready and willing at any and all times to work for Mar inette or for any of his friends. No appeal ever was made tp him without the response being a whole-hearted nd generous one. His disposition, his personality won all who knew him. He was born in Plymouth, Ind., in 1865. He graduated from the high school there and then went to New York, where he was located for a year. He then went to Lake City, Minn., where he entered the bank of an uncle and afterwards accepted a position of trust and responsibility in St. Paul. From St. Paul he went to the Northern Trust Co. in Chicago and then came to Marinette. He has Deen with the First National bank in this city since 1895. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Toan of Plymouth, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. K. F. Brooke, also of Pymouth, Ind. The writer and his friends among the young men take his going away as a personal loss. Years of associa tion with him only served to reveal more and more his generous charac ter. His life was an open book. The pople with whom he came in contact were the better for knowing him. High minded and unselfish he left behind him a memory that will al ways be held up as an exmplification of sterling manhood. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Rede- lings, where he has made his home for years. Rev. W. B. Thorn of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. The remains will be taken over the St. Paul road Friday evening for inter ment at Plymouth, Ind., his boyhood home. Not Worthy of Indiana. There will come a time when public sentiment in Indiana will blush for the talk that has been going around to the effect that if a man breaks the law to no greater extent and in no different way from what others have done he is thereby innocent of wrong doing and entitled to some measure of esteem and encomium. There is only one attitude for the patriotic and conscientious mind in these mat ters, and that is that law is law and wrong is wrong regardless of posi tion, and if there has heretofore been spineless and shameless acquies cence in malfeasance, why then all honor to the official who has the cour age and the fidelity to raise a new and higher standard of official life and brave odium, if necessary, to defend that standard and establish it once and for all as the mark that must be lived up to in all succeeding time. Indianapolis Star. STATE'S OLDEST MINISTER. Rev. Samuel Murray Will be One Hundred Years Old April 1. The oldest minister in Indiana is the Rev. Samuel Murray, who retired from the pulpit only eignt years ago, and has lived with his son, the Rev. L.. E Murray, at 214 Ritter avenue, Irvington . His hundredth birthday will be April 1, 1908. He is of Scotch Irish ancestry, and was, born in Penn sylvania. When a child he removed with his parents to Ohio where at the age of thirty years he entered the ministry of the German Baptist church, called German because the de nomination was organized in . that country, but now generally Brethren though the servicer- are usually in English. After preaching for several years in Ohio he removed to Indiana in 1852, and preached for more than twenty years in the Pipccr-ek church, near Peru, after which he preached for sev eral years in the Salamonie church, in Huntington county, and in other churches. He has had five wives, the last of whom is in very feeble health and will be eighty- ix years old on April 1, her husband's birthday. She is now living with a daughter at Lanark, 111. Mr. Murray has the following living children: Jacob Murray, Peru; the Rev. A. G. Murray, Methodist preach er, Oklahoma; E. H. Murray, Roch ester; Absalom Murray, rice plant er, in Louisiana; S. G. Murray, lawyer, Missoula; Mont., the Rev. L. E. Mur ray, Christian church, Irvington; the Rev. D. G. Murray, Methodist preach er, Oklahoma; Mrs. Nancy Fisher, Burnettsville; Mrs. A. B. Vere, Den ver, ' Mrs. Susie Leedy, Irvnigton; Mrs. W. H. Buchanan, whose husband is a rice planter, Jennings, La. Murray is now quite deaf and al most blind, and confined to his room. His mind, however, notwithstanding Iiis advanced age, is quite clear. The above from the Indianapolis News is of local interest. Rev. Sam- uei Murray was the officiating minis ter at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Nicoles, the parents of Mrs. A. North of this city. Our readers will recollect that Mr. and Mrs. Nicoles celebrated their fiftieth wedding an niversary at. Walkerton, a few weeks ago. Young Men's Class Entertained. The young men, known as The Young Men's Class of the M. E. Sun day School, were entertained at a' six course six o'clock dinner Friday even ing at the home of,Mr. M. F. Taylor, the teacher, Mrs. M. F. Taylor as sisted by Mrs. William McGlothlin, acting as hostess. Nineteen young men are enrolled in the class. After the elaborate dinner, while gathered around the banquet tables, short talks were made, which was followed by the annual election of officers. Lawrence Carvey was elected president, Samuel Baker vice-president, Earl McLaugh lin treasurer and Paul Singrey secre tary. Mrs. Irish, the accomplished pianoist and mother of Mrs. Taylor, structive. The evening was spent in assisted in rendering a musical ro mance, which was amusing and in music and social amusements. Mr. Glen Seybold has consented to render one 'of the beautiful songs tomorrow at Sunday school. Cheap and Good Road Making. For economical improvement of country roads nothing has ben found tnat does the work as satisfactorily as the split-log drag. A log about nine feet long and 18 inhes in diameter i sawed into two equal parts and con nected by three mortised cross-bars about three feet apart. The drag is hauled at an angle of 45 degrees. By shifting his weight- the driver can make the crown of the road high or low. The principle of road working is to fill in the holes. The drag is to be used as soon after a rain as pos sible, and the combined smoothing and puddling of the surface soon makes a road that will be a surprise to the uninitiated. Freak Tree on Court House Tower. One of the most remarkable freaks of nature to be found in Indiana can be witnessed on the tower of the court house at Greensburg. This tree is about fifteen feet high, six inches in diameter of trunk, and has been grow ing there for twenty years. It is sup posed to have started from a seed dropped in a crevice between the stones, but what' the roots now feed upon, or how the tree manages to hold onto its perilous position through storm and wind is a mystery. and no matter how dry the weather is, its foliage remains as green as that of other trees more naturally sit uated. The tower on which it grows is 134 feet high. Rockefeller in New Jersey. There can be no longer a question as to the whereabouts of John D Rockefeller. He is esconced in his fine country home near Lakewood, N J., 'and as safe from process servers as if he were in the middle of Africa. The subpena isued for him by the Su preme court of Missouri is not valid in the State of New Jersey, so the Standard Oil millionaire is frre to go and come as he pleases, so long as he does not pass the state line. To guard against any attempt to kidnap him and take him out of New Jersey he has installed a powerful searchlight at his country home, and this right Ijght covers every road to his house, so that no one could ap proach under the cover of darkness. Rev. Dr. Maxwell Dead. Rev? Dr. John Andreson Maxwell, presiding elder of the South B?nd district, Methodist Episcopal church, died at St. Vincent's hospital Indian apolis Friday, as a result of an opera tion for obstruction of the bladder. Dr. Maxwell had been in poor health for some time and a few weeks ago went from his home in South Bend to Indianapolis to take treat ment. He was operated upon Friday afternoon and his case proved more serious than had been anticipated. He failed to rally and after lingering throughout the night passed away at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Dr. Maxwell 'was born in Jefferson county this state, July 5, 1S41, the second child and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Maxwell, and his father died when he was only eight years old. His mother, however, gave him careful religious training and as good a common school education as could be obtained in the schools at that time. When he was eighteen years old he entered Moore's Hill college, but at the end of two years, left it to as sist in saving the Union. In August, 1861, he joined Com pany K, 26th Indiana volunteer infan try, to aid in the union cause in ths civil war. A body of 50 men, five chosen from each company, was or ganized for sharp shooting and young Maxwell was among the unmber. These men were armed with long Enfield rifles and did a great deal of scouting and extra s night marching when in active service. He was wounded severely in the br.ttle of Prairje Grove, Ark., Dec. 7, 1862, his regiment -losing over 200 killed, wounded and missing. For five months his wound dis charged and it was a long time before he could lay aside his crutches and cane. As soon as he was able to leave the hospital on crutches he be gan a clerkship in the commissary de partment. In April, 1863, he was honorably discharged on a special or der by Gen. SchoGeld to receive a promotion and was immediately re mustered as a first lieutenant of cav alry. In this capacity he served with credit and honor until the close of the war. He was a disbursing officer for over, a year, handling large amounts of army stores and funds. Near Ihe close of the war he served for three months as judge advocate for a gen eral court martial. About 73 cases were tried, some being of great im portance. Lieut. Maxwell was treas urer of the military post at Fayette ville, Ark. He was a member of a commission of five officers which sat as a board cf aibitration on disputes as to property rights between soldiers and citizens. Returning home he re-entered col lege, graduated with honors, and three years later was called to a pro fessorship in Moore's Hill college, taking the chair of Greek and Latin, where he taught until the fall of 1878, excepting one year during which he had a leave of absence, being pastor at Charlestown, this state. For two years bfore he resigned his profes sorship he was vice-president of the college, Dr. J. P. D. John being presi dent. Dr. Maxwell resigned to re-enter the pastorate, but served only one year when he was unanimously elect ed to the chair of Latin and history in Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., where he taught until the summer of 1883, when he resigned to again enter the ministry in which he remained until death. He filled many important charges as pastor, and was for two years a resident of this city being pastor of the church in Plymouth and succeeded in raising ths money to purchase the first' Methodist parson age. During his pastorate he was twelve years secretary of the North west Indiana conference. Two years ago last September he was made presiding elder of the South Bend district in which his ser vice has been of the highest charac ter. He was a prominent Grand Army man and at one time, we believe, lacked only a few votes of being elected state commander. He delivered the last Memorial day address in Plymouth and it was one of the best ever delivered in this city. He had hundreds of friends in Ply mouth in all the churches, among the business men, the old soldiers, and in fact, among all the best people of the city. He leaves a wife and three daugh ters. The daughters are Mrs. Leah Chamberlain, of Lafayette, Mrs. Rose Dickey, of Washington, D. C. and Miss Lillian Maxwell of South Bend. Z. M. Tanner in Railroad Wreck. The Monon Chicago flyer, running CO miles an hour, plunged down an embankment at Horse Shoe Bend, nar Bedford, Ind., Saturday morning, and a score of passenger were hurt, but only one was seriously injured. Z. M. Tanner of this city, was on the train and his spine was injured and his nerves badly unstrung, but it is hoped that his injuries will not prove serious. That all the passengers escaped death is indeed marvelous. The tracks was torn up for 500 feet, When the cars rolled down the embankment the windows were all broken, the dishes used in the dining car were smashed into atoms and thrown the length of the car, the mail in the postal cars was scattered in all directions and the clerks tossed about like egg shells. The fact that it was a solid vesti bule train equipped with all modern appliances, probably had much to do in preventing the loss of many lives RICH ANARCHISTS. Samuel Alschuler Says Danger Lies in Disregard of Law. "Anarchy in America is begin ning at the top rather than at the bottom. It is reaching downward rather than upward." This was the substance of the remarks of Samuel Alschuler, late democratic candidate for gover nor, at the meeting of the Chris tian Citizenship Association at Sity-fourth street and Yale aven ue, Chicago. "The men who have been dodg ing process servers, who refuse to answer questions on the wit ness stand 'on advice of counsel,' who use high social, clerical and other positions to wreck banks and take vast sums which are not legally theirs are the est expon ents of anarchy in this country," he said. ."We can not object to paltry side demonstrations of lawlessnesss by strikers or the submerged tenth when the "ele vated" people show such disre gard for the laws of the land as to consider themselves outside the the pale of regulation. "Rogerism and Mostism are not far apart. The extremes are meeting and the sooner the good, solid, wholesome, Christian mid dle class begins to realize this and to make war upon all violators of the law the better it will be for society. "Anarchy is a peculiar plant. It spreads more quickly from the top downward than from the bot tom upward. Defiance of the so cial conventions by men of ,in uence has a vastly more harmful effect than the breaking of the law by significant individuals. It is safe to say that the dodging of process servers by the overrich is at the bottom of more lawless ness and of more disrespect for law than all the "holdups" with which Chicago has been cursed during the last five years. A Tragedy of the Sea. . The story of the disaster to the steamer British King has few parallels in the long and fearful record of shipwrecks. Behind the brief report of the tragedy, in which many seamen lost their liv es, is a tale of self-sacrificing her oism and daring in the face of im minent death which forms a rec ord of thrilling deeds. The ship sailed from New York bound -on Antwerp. When out two days it was struck by a strong wind which gradually de veloped into a gale. The captain prepared the vessel for a bad storm. Suddenly the gale became a hurricane. The deck fittings of the steamer were carried away and the deck cargo of oil barrels washed into the sea. Some of the hatches were torn open and great volumes of water poured into the ships compartments. The engines were disabled, the rudder was torn away and the steamer left helpless. All of the wreckage and barrels gathered about the ship and the sea drove them with terrific force against the sides. The captain, with a leg fractured while trying to keep the vessel afloat, stuck heroically to his task. All efforts at repair were fruitless and the ship drifted helpless in the face of the storm. . Finally a steamer was sighted and then another. Succor was at hand, but the storm was so fear ful that boats could not be sent to the rescue. Even with aid at hand the seamen were facing in stant death. Finally a volunteer crew was chosen for a boat. This first craft was wrecked and the sailors after being themselves res cued, begged for places in a sec ond boat. A crew from each of the ships, now nearby, finally suc ceeded in making a succesful trip. Twenty-nine men were rescued by sailors who risked death, who became real heroes in the deed. The rescue in the face of such a storm, of even a portion of those on board the ill-fated ves sel, is with few parallels among the tragedies of the sea. As if to clap the climax, the valiant cap tain of the wrecked ship, who had stuck to his post in spite of injur ies, died after being taken from the sinking craft. Truly the story of the wrecking of the British King is thrilling and fearful, but the brave work of the rescuers deserves a place among heroic deeds. Board for Epileptic Village. Governor Hanly has appointed the following members of the board of trustees for the Indiana Village of Epileptics: Charles L. Henry, Indianapolis, Republican, one year; Enoch G. Hogate, Bloomington, Republican, two years, Silas Hale, Democrat, Gen eva, three years. Mr. Henry is well known over the State as being interested very largely in traction companies. Mr. Hogate is the dean of the law school at Indiana University, and Silas Hale, the Democratic mem ber, was formerly a member of the board of trustees of the East ern Indiana Hospital for the In sane. All three members are men of known executive ability, and have been interested in benevolences of the State for a long time. Result Was Foreseen. Now that the congressional convention is over it might be re marked that the sentiment against Mr. Brick for renommation was not nearly as pronounced and widespread as some of our Repub licans profesed to think. Of course the reader is aware that some men are more able to judge accurately the pulse of this district in that re spect than others. Aaron Jones, a man well skilled in politics, was able to foresee the result. A. P. Kent, the editor of the Elkhart Review, long experienced in dis trict ?.ffairs, and not particularly in favor of Mr. Brick's rcnomina tion, announced weeks before the convention assembled that no body could secure the honor over the South Bend man, basing his opinion upon the short time in tervening before the convention should make its selection. Sen ator eBradsley, of Elkhart; Hon. E. A. Dausman, of Goshen; Rome Stevenson, of Rochester; Judge L. VV. Royse and many others conversant with the actual sitation in the district,, could dis cern it with an acumen born of long experience. However, it is no discredit to Mr. Merica to have entered the contest at the eleventh hour. It is an honorable ambition to aspire to represent the Thirteenth dis trict in' the House of Representa tives; but a sentiment in favor of a particular candidate throughout the various counties of the dis trict cannot be created in a fort night, a month, or perhaps a year. There seems to have been no doubt that up to within a few days of the convention Mr. Meri ca was misled as to the true situ ation. The much-talked-of senti ment against Mr. Brick in Ful ton and Marshall, for 'instance, faded almost ' to nothing. A break in St. Joseph county was really out of the question when Aaron Jones preserved his sphinx-like attitude and could not be drawn into a race, the outcome of which he could plainly see: and even on a "dicker" Elkhart county possibly could not be in duced to give Kosciusko as much support in the convention as she would accord St. Joe. No fault ca be found with the Warsaw and Kosciusko county friends who so warmly espoused Mr. Merica's candidacy. Many of these were his most ardent per sonal admirers; men who know his worth, his character, his tal ent and ability; but his plans had an airing in the Democratic or gan that could not be otherwise than harmful to his interest, and it looked like some of those close ly about him were giving away information which would prove more or less harmful informa tion that certainly could do Mr. Merica no 'good. Republicans who know this has ben going on for the last year cannot bu; see the fallacy of this course It must be said, however, that Mr. Merica could not prevent it, nor perhaps could it have been pre vented through any other human agency. When Mr. Merica was called upon after the convention had fin ished its work, he in the com mon vernacular, "made good " His address was appreciated by the Republicans of the district. A good point he made was when he assured the convention of the loyalty of Koscisuk county, and said that the proper way to suc-i ceed was not to "squeal" but to "root." Harmonv was what he wanted and harmony among the Republicans of Kosciusko county is the desideratum at all times, j Nobody can but admire Mr. Mer ica's courage in facing such great odds in his brief campaign against Mr. Brick and it may be that our townsman may be heard from at some future time. War saw Daily Times. Ocean's Golden Treasure. A large piece of silver bullion washed up on the coast at New port, Ore., has set agog the imag ination of the denizens of that storm-swept neighborhood, and the days of Spanish galleons lad en with wealth and the ocean pi racies of primitive America are recalled. , J. C. Crawford, an Al bany photographer and scientist, is the discoverer of the wealth dis gorged by the ocean. While searching for rare speci mens of animal and mineral life that arc to be found on the Ore gon coast during the winter months Crawford ran across a large piece of mixed silver and gold, symetrically shaped as if the two metals had been melted and run together in a vesel of some kind. Speculation as to the source of the rare find was immediately rife, but that it came from' the depths of the. ocean is, the only certain information obtainable. The fact that the two metals are melted together as if they had en thrown into a brass kettle or some such receptacle would indi cate that it is not from some of the wrecks of wealth-laden ships of recent days. Few miners of to day would run their gold and sil ver together in a single vessel. An old miner estimated that the find is worth several hundred dollars. Crawford will have it assayed. BIG HIATUS IN HIS LIFE. Doctor Missing for Twenty Eight Years Retuns.. . Dr. John Mahoney, a young physician, disappeared from La doga in. 1878 and a search for years by friends failed to find any trace of him. Saturday he got off a Monon train at Ladoga. No one recognized him and he looked about as if bewildered. He inquired for Dr. J. C. Mahoney and was taken to the latter's of fice, but there was no sign of rec ognition between the two men. Dr. Mahoney finally recognised the stranger as his long missing brother, but the latter seemed un able to place him and called for his little son. The child was three years old when his father went away and is now a man of 31. Dr. Mahoney has no idea of the lapse of time nor where he has been during his twenty-eight years absence. His wife got a divorce five years after his desertion and remarried in Kansas, where she is now living. Dr. Mahoney has the air of a man who is clearly mystified by his suroundings and cannot account for the many changes that have taken place, as he has no knowl edge of being absent. 107 Years Old. Mrs. Nancy Tigue, Lafayette's "grand old woman," was 107 years old last Tuesday and enter tained a party of friends who called at St. Anthony's Home for the Aged to see her. The wrinkled old woman executed an Irish jig with nimble feet and flashing eyes andafter she had completed the dance, remarked that she felt as well as ever, except for a slight weakness which came as the re sult of a stroke of paralysis shs suffered several years ago, but from the effects of which she has nearly recovered. She is probably the oldest wom an in the state of Indiana, and one of the oldest in the United States. Quite as remarkable as her ex treme age is her strong constitu tion and vigorous mentality. She has a good memory and remem bers distinctly seeing the British soldiers returning from the battle of Waterloo, Mrs. Tigue has" lived for sixty years in Lafayette and has seen fully twenty more birthdays than she expected. When she reached the century mark people marveltd '1 '? arr.azerr.ent has grown greater each succeeding birthday anniversary. Death of Harry Chester. Harry S. Chester, who chose a Plymouth girl for a wife and was well known by most of our citi zens, died at his home in Elkhart Wednesday morning, March 14. The Elkhart Review says A generous, genial happy soul has taken its flight. A heart of generous impulses has ceased to beat. A man warm with the pul sations of love for his faVows has grown cold in death. A nature that embraced in . its tenderness the whole world and save to it kindly mood and sympathv has ceased expression. Harry Chester warm of heart, sympathetic with the suffering and disappointed, poet in instinct and philosopher in meeting the facts of life, tend er, gentle and impulsive, has clos ed his career, gone from his sor rowing wife an I little sons and entered into th: great beyond, where his prophetic and, poetic soul often wandet ed in specula tive hopes and anticipation. And to use a paraphrase of one of his most popular poems: His record keeps a burntn , even though the light has gone out. i Entertaining Fiction. One advantage of reading a ser ial story in a daily newspaper is that an installment of convenient length is received every day that does not consume an undue amount of the reader's time. An installment of a high grade serial story apppears in every issue oi The Chicatro-Record-Herald, a popular feature of that enterpris ing Chicago daily. Among the successful stories which have re cently been enjoyed by Record Herald readers are "Soldiers of Fortune," by' Richard Harding Davis; "The Thrall of Lief the Lucky," by Ottilie Liljencranz! "Tristram of Blent," by Anthony Hope; "When Knighthood Was in Flower," by Charles Major; "Alice of Old Vincennes;" by Maurice Thompson, and "Graus tark," by George B. McCutcheon. Every issue contains also a short illustrated "human interest" story on the editorial page. Readers of The Record-Herald can depend upon a never-failing source of pleasant . entertainment in the noteworthy fiction that is always to be found in its columns. Four Billions For War. Access has been jrven to some private statistics dealing with German holdings of foreign se curities, compiled with reference to the fatherland's preparedness for war. These holdings amount, in the aggragate, to the enormous total of $4,000,000,000, or four times as much as the indemnity wrung from France. Indiana in Congrecs. It is indeed gratifying to note the praise that Speaker Cannon gives, to the Indiana delegation i congress. That it ranks high, both indi vidually and collectively, we have admitted with no feeling tljat we were engaging in an undue show of state pride, but that "it is fully the equal of any other delegation in both house and senate" well we have known that too, but have preferred to let the outsider proclaim the fact. And Speaker Cannon is tne one who has pro claimed this fact in the words here quoted. For ability, indus try and integrity there is no dele gation that surpasses Indiana's and we doubt if there is one that equals it. It would be invidious to single out individual members of the delegation as most worthy of praise. Better would it be to take our 13 representatives and two senators and say that they make up al body that is hard to beat. You can learn this fact out side of Indiana as easily as here at home for in the general legis lative news of the day the names of Indiana members figure with conspicuous regularity and im portance. There is hardly a big thing pulled off that Indiana docs not take a hand in it. This state demands a high degree' of efic iency from its servants in cong ress. It has been used to it so' long that it has become a part of our fibre. The idler gets in oc cassionally, but the idler doesn't stay long. The Indiana politician is famed the country over and in the main his reputation is cne of which he may well feel proud. Death of a Picntcr. Mr. W. D. Thompson received word this, (Thursday) morning of the death of R. F. Shirley, known to many as Frank, at his home in Rock Falls, Hi. Mr. Shir ley was an earl' resident of Mar shall county, having been born in Fayette county, Ind., August 21, 1820, and came to this county in 1836. He was married to jane Thompson, and they ownedN what is knDwn as the Duddleson farm, near Culvero His wife died some five years ago. Mr. Shirley had many relatives and friends in this county, who will be pained to hear of his sudden death. He wrote a letter the latter part of February stating that he was making preparations to visit here again this summer. Capt. Ed. Morris of Culver is r.it Mr. Shirley was sic!c only about a week and not thought to be dangerously ill until within a few minutes of his death. The funer al was held Thursday afternoon, March 15. Business Men Take a Hand. . The busines men are now tak ing a hand in the electric railway situation at South Bend, trying to get the council to let in the I. L. & S. B. road that is surveyed through Bourbon. The council has so far thrown cold water on the venture and the prospects for the road are more remote than they have been for some time. If there ?ver was a big case of graft in that vicinity the council of that city has surely bit off a big chew. South Bend business men want the road and the council won't let them have it. It his shown a poor piece of business ability in the promoters in not getting their terminals clinched before they went. so far. But, the deed is done and we can only wait and see what will transpire. This is the first time we have lost faith in the road. Bourbon News-Mirror. Great is Indiana. The controller of the currency finds that prosperity exists in the most abundant measure through cut the state of Indiana. There has been an enormous increase in the deposits of national banks during the last year. The great est prosperity is in the rural dis tricts of the state. FarmersMiave made money from good crops and high prices for stock and have swelled the bank deposits. In In dianapolis there has been a slight falling off of deposits during the year, but in the state at large the deposits have increased beyond all expectations. This is account ed for in part by the fact that the farmers, after a series of prosper ous years, have been able to pay off their mortgages and are put ting their money in banks. Ought to Have Rejoiced. Susan B. Anthony died broken hearted because she had not ac complished the object to which her whole life hid been conse crated, but she took a wrong view of it. v No life like hers fails of its purpose if the desire is that it may contribute to the triumph of truth and right Miss An thony's noble, disinterested and untiring exertions have had an immense influence on the welfare of women in this country. That it took effect in ameliorating their condition and proving the impracticability of woman suf frage ought to have soothed hzr dying hours as much as, any other sort of success whatever. Chi cago Chronicle. ,:of people.