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THE tc V rv n f TT yktt" ID)' MU U 11 Ii UN. VOLUME V PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1906. NO. 25 PL TUT BUNE SPEAKER CANNON IS CANDID. He Says Federation of Labor "Is Not the Whole Shooting Match." A delegation from the Federation of Labor called on Speaker Cannon this week with a memorial urging the im mediate enactment of certain labor measures now before congress. Speaker Cannon received the dele gatio in the lobby of the house of rep resentatives. After the memorial had been presented the speaker addressed the delegation. "It is impossible for a committee not to have many men of many ideas in its make-up," said the speaker, re ferring to the charge that he packed the labor committee, "I select the committee with all fairness. In your annual meetings you doubtless find a great variety of opinion. If you don't have a lot of damns, I miss my guess.' President Gompers replied, saying that the majority members of the lab or committee have not shown ordi nary intelligence in their treatment of matters affecting labor. "The general policy of congress has been to ignore the requests of labor," Gompers concluded. Cannon replied that he did not think such a criticism just. He also enjoined labor organizations to consider that they have great a re sponsibility resting on them as has congress. "You are not the whole shooting match, but a good shaf e' of it," said Cannon. He congratulated the dele gation on its representative character and urged that the members should remember that all men should be at liberty not to join their organizations and that all at present members should be at liberty not to continue thtir membership. He expressed his sympathy with the desire of organized labor for better conditions, but said it must always be remembered "by each of us that our special ties mon opolize our attention, and cause us to forget ether interests quite as impor tant. Legislation, policy and admin stration, he urged C2n only progress as fast as they gain majority support. No Labor Party Necessary. If Mr. Gompers urges the formation of a labor party, as he intimats that he will do if congress does not com ply with all the present demands of the labor interests, he will prove to be an unwise leader. Political parties organized to promote a single cause or special interests really accomplish littl in furtherance of their cause, and often do harm to it. Thrre have been labor parties before, but they have not helped labor, and working men as a class have taken but little intrest in them, preferring to seek legislation through the dominant organizations. The Prohibition party has accomplish ed little if anything for the cause of temperance, all restrictions of the ljquor traffic having been brought about by the temperance element in the other parties. The truth is that it not possible to limit t!e interests of wtrkingmen or of temperace men or of any other class of citizens to the matters that directly affect their re pective occupations or pet reforms. Every intelligent American is con cerned with affairs of so much wider scope that he can not feel himself properly represented by a party with a single purpose. The Government and the Mob. It was inevitable that sooner or lat er the men who indulge in lynching would find themselves in collision with the national government. Now and then the government of a state has 'been able to give some of these criminals an unpleasant ut 01 nervs, but for the most part state authorities can not find out who is . guilty and state and county officers are loath'to punish the neighbors they know for such acts even when the officers themselves wholly disapprove of the action. The case of lynching the negro Johnson in Chatanooga, sentenced to be executed and sentence stayed by the supreme court of the United States for further consideration, and then seized from the keeping of the United States marshal ly a. mob Krinrrc -fn far' fr face vith ft ail- thority and, power' of tlie" jilted States. The 'rioters are likely to rind that the federal judges are of different mettle fröm most of the s. rnagis trates and that the class of uorneys who bully or wheedle state officers are wholly without standing in feder al tribunals. The Measure of a Man. The RevLyman Abott delivered an address at Harvard University recent ly in which he condemned the too prevalent idea that the measure of a man is the amount of money he can make. "If as a people we are to ac cent this theory as true," .he said, "let us change the stars in our flag to dollar marks, and cur motto from "In God we trust' to Be successful, honestly if you can, but be success ful" This is forcible language, but Mr Abbott coes still further. Temper nnce orators," he declares, "have saiu that the saddest tragedy of life-is that afforded by a bright young man go ing forth into the world and blasting hU hones by drunkenness. IJut it seems to me that the picture of a voune man leaving college with high ideals oi manhood, entering business and there learning to conform to busi ness, standards, losing a conscience and moral discernment, is a far sadder tragedy, and one as frequently seen, if not more frequently, than the oth ers." The President and Organized Labor., President Roosevelt received a large delegation representing organized lab or. There were addresses delivered both to and by. the President. On the question of the anti-injunction bill, now pending, the President told the delegation that he thought it was right, but that laboring men could de feat it easily enough inasmuch as many of the capitalists are opposed to it. The latter are fighting it be cause they think it goes too far in limiting the power of the courts, while Mr. Gompers and his friends are .fighting it because they think it does not go far enough. The President thinks that the proposed law is "a most admirable one. But what he says on the general subject of injunction's is specially interesting: As for the right of injunction, it is absolutely necessary to have this power lodged in the courts; though, of course, any abuse of the power is strongly to be reprobated. During the four and a half years that I have been here I do not remember an in stance where the Government has inr voked a writ of injunction against a combination of laborers. We hac invoked it certainly a score of times against combinations of capi'al. 1 think possibly oftener. Thus, tho-igh we have secured the issuance of in junctions in a number of cases against capitalistic combinations, it has happened that we have never tried to secure an injunction against a combination of labor. But, under stand me gentlemen, if I ever thought it necessary, if I thought a combination of laborers were doing wrong I would apply for an injunc tion against them just as quick as against so many capitalists. Gilbert's Prospect Bright. If Newton Gilbert of Ft. Wayne, is not heard of as a member of the Philippine Commission within a few years his friends will be much mistaken.- The authorities who are man aging the Philippines are looking for young men of energy, intelligence and precision like Gilbert, and he goes to the far away archipelago with some powerful friends to shove him along. Smith of California, who will take charge of the insular Gov ernment as its governor general, on July 1, is a warm personal friend and admirer of Gilbert. When Secretary Taft called Gil bert to the War Department to ten der him the judgeship, he said: "This place is yours if you will take it. How long time do you want to consider it?" "I don't want any time,' replied Gilbert. "I accept it right now. How to break the news to his aged father and mother was a matter of first concern with Gilbert. He de cided that he would Jell them with his own lips so he left almost imme diately for Ft. Wane and went from there to Angola, where they live. Not until after they had heard from hm the story of " his appointment did he permit it to be published in the district organ at. Ft. Wayne. Gilbert has never liked the congressional job. A Government Victory. So general has been the desire to see the Chicago packers convicted and punished in their own persons that Judge Humphrey's decision may be thoughtlessly regarded as a defeat for the Government, whereas it is really a triumph. The decision and ac companying verdict follow the lines laid down recently by the United States öupreme Court, to the effect that pleas for immunity may avail for individuals, but not for corporations. The trust, therefore must go to trial. It is not easy to see, moreover, how any single defendant, in the event of personal prosecution, could have been restrained of his own immunity privilege. Perhaps the most salutary effect of the whole proceeding is the severe fright that has been thrown into the packers. They have &U been greatly worried and can haidly f nil to be guided hereafter by some wholesome respect for the law and fear of punishment. Multitudes of corporation officials all over the land will hesitate before violating the law, by reason of the troubled dreams and social tribulations that have visited these Chicago packers. Indianapolis Star. The Croton Dam Finished. The Croton dam for New York city's water supply is finished after 14 years of labor and the expenditure of $7,700,000. It is the largest work of its kind in the world. - It is as large as the three largest of Europe put together. It is 2400 feet long, 310 feet high, 216 feet thek at the base and ten iet at the top. The water "it impounds will form a. lake twenty miles long two miles wide at its upper end and 2,400 feet at the lower. It will contain thirty-four trillion gallons of water. To appre ciate how much this is, try to count it." At the rate of 100 a minute, ten hours a day, 3G3 days in the year, it would require over 155,000 years. Yet New Yorkers trt expected to use that water many times over. State Should Not Hesitate. U any of the ex-auditors of the State of Indiana owe money to the State they should be given the oppor tunity to produce just as they would if they owed a private corporation or individual. If the State owed the ex auditors they would not hesitate to go into court and ask for their mon ey. Why should the State hesitate? Delphi Journal. David Wiser Killed. David Wiser, a well known citizen of Plymouth for more than thirty years, was struck by the west bound fast train of the Lake Shore railroad at South Bend at 1.20 p. m. Thursday, and was so badly injured that he died shortly after ten o'clock at night at Epworth hospital. Mr. Wiser had been making his home at Elkhart with his son, for about three weeks, but had been in Plymouth for a few days and left here at 11:50 a. m. Thursday going to South Bend on the Vandalia. It is said by people who witnessed the accident that Mr. Wiser crawled under that gates at the Michigan street crossing of the Lake Shore road. He stepped out of the 'vay of a train east bound and in doing so step ped in front of the west bound train which vvas running at a high rate of speed in an endeavor to make up lost time. It is alleged that the high rate of speed is the only thing that saved Mr. W'iser from instant death. He was picked up fully 50 feet from where the accident occurred. It is said that as Mr. Wiser crawled under the gates several persons called to him, but he paid no attention to the warnings of danger. His face was cut, one hip was crushed and he was probably injured internally, but he was not much dis figured. The remains were brought to this city on the 11:30 a. m. train, Friday and were taken to the home of hSs sister, Mrs. Ed. Biggins corner of Plum and Nursery streets1,' near Oak Hill cemetery, to await funeral ser vices and interment Saturday after noon. In Memento. Raymond Dean Holley was born in Mentone, Indiana, June 16, 1888. Five years ago his parents moved to this city from Rochester and have since resided on West South street. At once Raymond entered the public school, and was in the junior class, graduat ing in 1907, up to January of this year. About this time, influenced by several causes, 'he quit school and took an examination in preparation for entering the navy. Being in an excellent physical condition, the ex amination was passed, and he appren ticed himself until of age. It seems this whole naval business is a great misrepresentation. For the next few weeks he was detailed at Norfolk, Va. Here the boys are treated as so many criminals, being subjected to the greattbt hardships and guarded like prisonns. He had been here only a short time when he began to decline in health and seeing the mistake he had made, wrote a scries of very pitiful letters to his parents. Every effort was made i.o release him from this mock, train ing, but without avail. In vain was our congressman and even the presi dent implored to use their influence. After being at Norfolk four weeks he was removed to Newport, Rhode Is land. His health still declining un der the rough treatment and from great worry, he was stricken with the deadly cerebro spinal meningitis. His father was notified of the bpy's critical condition and last Saturday made the trip to see his son. His fate was sealed however and after linger ing nine days, he quietly passed away Thursday about 2:10 a. m. Ray when in school was of a quiet studious disposition. He always stood high in his grades as in the estimation of his school mates and teachers. It is of such boys as this that we expect to make our future nation, and it is very sorrowful to see such taken away in the middle of young manhood. In this city as well as in Rochester he leaves a legion of bereaved friends. Death of Henry Chapman. Henry C. Chapman, the first hard ware merchant of Argos, died at his home in Newark, New Jersey, Wed nesday, March 21, 1906, aged CG years, 1 month and 22 days. He. came to this state with his parents in 18G3, and cs- tamlished a hardware store in Argos on the site now occupied by the Slay ter Hardware Company. He remained in Argos two years and then returned to Newark where he has since resided. He was a brother of Charles D. and Theodore Chapman of Argos, and also had two sisters residing there. D. Frank Redd's Good Position. 1 Prof. D. Frank Redd, former prin cipal of the Plymouth high school, has secured a position that pays him a salary of $1,700 and there are per quisites that will probably , give him $2,000 a year. He has been appointed supervisor of the schools of the Six Nations and also has supervision of other government institutions at Tal lequah, the capital of the Cherokee nation, and has moved his family to that city, which will be his headquar ters. Cutting Expenses W. W. Atterbury, general manager of the Pennsylvania lines, who spent the ereater part of last week in Pitts burg, confirms the report that officals of the company have been given or ders to cut down expenses in all de partments. Inspectors have been ap oointed to look into the methods used in the shops and elsewhere, to suggest means ol reducing expenses, and by the first of April it is stated that he company will have fewer men on its pay rolls than at an other time in rears. The forces wil be in creased only as the general manager is convinced that men are urgently needed. Prison Machinery Makes Twine. Michigan City Dispa'tch: The de partment at the state prison in which the most interest centers at this time is tb new binder twine factory, and the Lioard of control is satisfied that it will prove a successful venture. The twine is made in balls; each weigh five pounds, there being 500 feet in each ball. The tvme is of extra fine quality, the sample being pronounced by experts who have ex amined it to be as fine as any ever in the city. At the present time and until the delicate machinery is finally adjusted the prison is turning out only about two tons a day, but the capacity of the plant is five tons a day, and within a short tme it wlil be running to its full capacity. There are fifty convicts at work in this de partment, among them being the no torious Gus Rahke of Indianapolis. Members of the board say that the farmers of the state, will be able to buy . their binder twine this year cheaper than ever. The orders may be placed direct with the authorities at the prison. In lots of from 50 to 100 pounds the price will be- 10 cents a pound; from 1,000 to 10,000 pounds the price will be 9 3-4 cents per pound. Last year binder twine sold at most places in the state at from 12 to 15 cents a pound. The farmer will be permitted to form pools and an entire neighbor hood can make one order large enough to supply the wants of all and the twine will be shipped them direct from the prison factory. To Build Plant at Shoals. A suit which has been pending for nearly three years between a com pany of Peru business men, composed of Jerome Herff, Joseph Andres, Wm. Hart and others, and a rival company, for the purpose of securing a site for an immense water power plant at Shoals, has been decided in favor of the Peru company. At the time the company started in to ob tain possession of the site by con demnation proceedings one of the landholders, backed by a possible riv al company, fought the proceedings and the case has gone from court to court until the final decision of the past week. The power plant will be erected this summer, and the har nessing of the waters at that point in the river Nwill generate not less than 4,000 horse-power. Almost every body in Plymouth knows Joseph An dres and knows that he usually suc ceeds. Nestor of Whalers Dies. Captain Charles Grant of Nantucket Mass., the oldest whaling master in the United States and the most suc cessful the world has ever known, died at his home at the age of 92 years. He suffered a paralytic stroke and re mained in a semiconscious condition up to. a few hours before his death. Captain Grant was the most re markable whaleman on record, but al though he made several large fortunes in his lifetime he died a poor man. He was born in Nantucket June 14, 1814, went to sea when 11 years old and spent a total o fifty-six years of his life on whaleships. Every voyage was successful, and when he took command of the Walter Scott in 1844 at the age of 30 years he had helped to bring into port nearly 30,000 barrels of sperm oil. More Housecleaning. According to the report submitted to Governor Hanly by the committee investigating the State Auditor's Of fice, J. O. Henderson and A. C. Daily former auditors, owe the State $115,- 630. Of this sum Mr. Henderson is charged with 91,962, and Mr. Daily with $23,667. Both gentlemen deny that they owe the State anything, though each profess a willingness to adjust whatever indebtedness there may be found to be. The Governor has instructed the Attorney-General to institute proceedings for the re covery of these amounts, and this will be done by Mr. Miller unless a satisfactory answer is received from the men wthin a reasonable time. Cofün WithHickory Bark Top. Jacob Martin, a pioneer "Old Hick ory' Democrat of St. Joseph county, has made the following unique re quest to be carried out after his death. "When I am dead and ready to be laid away in the long, last sleep, I want to be laid away in a plain, rough coffin covered with hick ory bark. I have been a Democrat al my life, and I want men who have been lifelong Democrats to be my pallbearers. I don't care who is se lected to preach my funeral sermon, but it is my request that John Hart man say what he can about what has been good in me during my lifetime, and in the event that I should outlive Mr. Hartman, then I want J. B. Stoll to do this for me." . Bot She Was Dead. "Who ever saw a perfect man?" asked an Atchison revivalist. "There is no such thing." Every man has his faults plenty of them." Of course no one had ever seen -a perfect man and consequently the statement of the revivalist was received with silence Then the revivalist continued: "Who ever saw a perfect woman?" At this juncture a tall, thin woman arose. "Do you mean to say, madam," the evan gelist asked, "that you have seen a perfect woman?" "Well, I can't just 'say that I have seen her," the woman replied, "but I have heard a powerful "lot about her my husband's first wife.' Kansas City Journal. Heart on Wrong Side. William D. Crowell, one of the well known farmers of Jefferson township, Whitly county, is not like other men when it comes to a matter of vital organs. In the first place his hsart is located on the right side instead of the left side of his breast The right lung wasted away six years ago and about that time his heart seemed to take a notion to move over and occupy the portion of the thoracic cavity made vacant by the disappearance of the lung, and today it is performing its function there, just as effectually as it did when it occupied the opposite side of the chest. Mr. Crowell gets along fairly well with one lung. Although he cannot do much work or indulge in violent exercise without becoming winded He says several physicians are very anxious to get a peep at his one lung and movable heart, but they will not be given the privilege to do so until he . is through with them. He does not complain of the affliction; nor is he "touchy" about the matter, but is philosopher enough to make the best of it. His health is fair, all things considered, and he belongs to a family of marked longevity, he is undoubtedly good for many years yet. A Fated Family. 'Edward Barnes, aged forty years, died at a hotel in New Carlisle, Sun day morning, March 18, of injuries rceived Saturday night when he was struck by a Lake Shore passenger train, No. 20, near that place The horses which he was driving were killed and the wagon in which he was riding was demolished. Barnes had sold $235 worth of wheat in New Carlisle and started home very much intoxicated. He turned his team down the track at the crossing, and was overtaken and killed! Wrhen found he was uncon scious and in a sitting position on the engine's pilot. One report sug gests that re was robbed, perhaps murdered ,and then put on the right of way. A young wife and three children survive. About three years ago Barnes' brother1, Hiram Barnes, was killed when his wagon was struck by a Lake Shore train at a crossing, and his wife was injured but their little child miraculously escaped though hurled 100 feet. Five years ago an uncle, George Wood, met death in a similar grade crossing ac- For Popular Election of Senators. The Ohio legislature, which has been busily considering the relation of the United States senators to the peo ple, and which has strongly indorsed popular election, now has a new prop osition before it tending toward that end. A Horse committee has report ed favorably a resolution providing for the creation of a committee to seek to procure the co-operation of the necessary two-thir.ds of the states to secure a constitutional convention. Passage of the resolution will be wlcomed outside of the state as well as within it. Both houses of the Iowa legislature, on Governor Cummins' suggestion, have passed a resolution for a convention of the states to meet in Des Moines next summer. Many of tl c states, which have already gone on record individually, are anxious for leadership which will unite them in a movement that cannot be ignored by senatorial obstructiveness. Leadership is absolutely necessary. It is only a question which state will take hold first. The state that does stand in the lead will make itself a name in history. Record Herald. To Dismiss Judge Anderson. Representative Brick of South Bend says he thinks it would be wise to in troduce a bill in the house to abolish the federal court now at Indianapolis and dismiss Judge Anderson. Mr. Brick says the Indianapolis lawyers have made it plain that there is no federal court business at all in the Hoosier state and there is no use of paying out the public money just for the fun of keeping Judge Anderson In a job when he has nothing to do. Mr. Brick says that in the future if there should ever develop any federal court business in Indiana that all the people should take it up in Chicago and have it disposed of there. Mar ion Leader. While Mr. Brick is in the dismis sing business he should oust Jim Goodrich and John Moorman if he wishes to have a sure thing to get back to Congress. Goodrich and Moorman have thrown down the bars and have assured all bolters and dis organizes that they will assist them in any effort to disrupt the Republican party. . How to Prevent the Oat Smut. The Purdue experiment station gives the following remedy for oat smut: "This loss may be simply and cheaply prevented by the use of hot water or chemicals. Probably the best method, and one now extensive ly used, is to treat the seed grain with a vak soluton of formalin. Se cure at the drug store a half pound of formalin, (formalcdhyde) add to it thirty gallons of water. Spread the seed grain on the barn floor and sprinkle the solution over it, making it thoroughly damp. Shovel together into a pile, cover with sacking or other convenient material and leave for two to twelve hours for the chemical to act. Sow at once, or spread out and dry and sow after a time." Diet Leads to Religion. Dr. Emil G. Hirsch in his address at Sinai Temple in Chicago, Friday, made a strong plea for a dietary re ligion. "The connection between the stom ach and moral tendencies, commonly called the heart," said Dr. Hirsch, "is much closer than is commonly sup posed. ' "Thai the stomach and morality are :losely connected can not be de nied. The dietary religion of the old Hebrew represents something more than a fancy. A wel-fed man is rare ly an immoral man. A man whose rel igion begins at his dinner table is rarely a drunkard as the Jews have proved. We have few Jewish drunkards be cause the wine at the Jewish table is blessed and there are none who would so far transcend Jewish dis cipline as to abuse a blessed article. That diet has something to do with both religion and morals can not be doubted. The religion which is born in the kitchen, which is inculcated at the board and which is made a part of the daily life is sure to be a better religion than that which has its habitat in the temple and works only on Sunday or on spectacular oc casions. "The place for religion and morals alike is not in the temple but in the home. Even the observance of re- igious practices are meaningless un less they have the backing of a pri vate observation ,the force of a pri vate inculcation." District Chairman Moorman. The Wabash Plaindealer says the chairman of that district has shown that he is unfit for the position. Many members of the state organi zation seem to be working this year to "feather their own nests" instead of trying to advance the interests of the Republican party. The statement of conditions in the Eleventh district pplies exactly to District Chairman Moorman. The Plaindealer cays he has dis played his utter unfitness for the chairmanship. If the generalship he has displayed in the last two months is to be an earnest of the management he is to give the party in the campaign tq come, then the quicker he retires, and makes place for a man who will devote himself solely to achieving re sults for the Republican party, the better it will be for the party organi zation. 1 While this fairly portrays Moorman it also applies to Jim Goodrich and Secretary Riddick. Chairman Goodrich at Home. State Chairman Jim Goodrich, the man who says that a precinct com mitteeman cannot be removed until charges are preferred and proven, but all the officers of a county committee may be removed at a meeting secretly called, of which these officers have been given no notice and when no charges have been made and no com plaints entered by any body, seems to stand at his home just like a dishon est man stands among honest men everywhere else. The Winchester Journal, the leading and most influential Republican paper published in Randolph county and the home city of Chairman Goodrich, has this to say of that gentleman: "Jim Goodrich is the attorney for three railroads, and is the attorney for more monopolistic corporations than all the other attorneys of this county. Thus either his wealth permits him to spend much time at Indianapolis or else these corporations do not be grudge his absence from his office." Lid is Placed on Goshen. Rev. A. S Menaugh, Democratic councilman, Monday night caused the introduction and passage of a resolution in the council chamber at Goshen ordering the entire force to enforce the Nicholson liquor law. seeing that screens and blinds are removed at 11 o'clock and all day Sunday, so that the public may have an unobstructed view of saloons. In addition the resoluten provides that the police proceed at once and prosecute all billiard hall proprietors who allow minors in their places and and all slot machine owners. The druggists and cigar store keepers who have been permitting dice gamb ling also come within the scope of the resolution which was voted for by every councilman excepting one. James O. Smith, a Democrat. This move toward reform is( the most pro nounced one ever taken in Goshen. Will Try for Statehood Alone. Oklahoma people are saying now that if the statehood bill does not go through at this session they will try for separate statehood themselves next year. A good many of them never did want Indian Territory made a part of the new commonwealth, and if it is decided by Congress that New Mexico and Arizona-need not be join ed together they will ask to be allow ed to "go it alone" also. Many com plications may grow out of congres sional delay in this matter. Shocked by Exposure of Crime. Many people are more shocked and enraged by the exposure of crime than they are by the crime itself. As long as things are kept quiet they are quiet too. But when the explosion comes they learn all of a sudden how atrocious the business is. We believe that there are many business men who saw nothing wrong in the insur ance business till the public fully in formed, decided it was wrong. Prob ably they were greatly surprised at that decision. Indianapolis News.. Spends 1 20,000 in $150 Suit. Gregory D. McLean, a farmer, tes tified in the circuit court Saturday, at Kansas City, that in the last four years he had spent every cent of his modest fortune, $20,000 in trying to recover compensation for the loss of six steers worth $150. Now he is seek ing permission to continue the suit as a pauper, the state to pay the costs. Judge McCun? denied his petition. Four years ago a neighbor of his shipped a carload of cattle to Kansas City and six of McLean's steers got mixed up in the bunch. McLean fol lowed the cattle to the stockyards here and recovered three head. Then the value of the other three. $75. Later he brought suit against the St. Paul railroad for damages and. ex penses incurred in making the recov ery. He asks $1,500. Ths Proposed Sptllinj Reform. Mr. Carnegie, writing in behalf of the proposed spelling reform, says America leads in the matter and al ways will lead; "We already have 'plow' as against the British 'plough,' he sayst " 'honor' against 'honour'. 'humor' against 'humour 'program' against 'programme,' and so on. This sounds very well as an argument, but the fact is that all the superflous let ters are restored in Americaan books intended for circulation in England as well as in this country. The conse quence is that American readers are constanty contronted with British spelling and the progress and reform that Mr. Carnegie boasts of are on the back track. Before the spelling re form organization goes any further it ought to make sure that its efforts will not be upset by the publishers. Sound Like Ancient History. Fifty-seven years ago there started a caravan of Hoosiers for the gold fields of California. The party of 39 men started from Mishawaka on St. Patrick's day, and as there were no trans-continental railways then they went in a train of 14 wagons, each of which .was drawn by three yoke of oxen. The entire country -was wild with gold fever at that time, and the trip was a long and perilous one. Vone of these men accumulated the hoped-for fortune, and there are only two known survivors of the party now. Tags in Mail May Cause Trouble. Plymouth people who have sent to bacco tags through the mail enclosed with letters will do well to discon tinue the practice. Complaints in volving 200 persons have been lodged with Postoffice Inspector Fletcher by the government, allegations being made that these persons have sent first-class mail ' in packages contain ing mail of a lower class and at a rate lower than legal. The com plaints are the result of an investiga tion by the postal authorities of mail recived at certain tobacco houses in the east Sherrick Seeks Hew TriaL Attorneys for David Sherrick, for mer state auditor, convicted in the criminal court a few days ago of the embezzlement of $120,000 of itate funds, filed their motion for a new trial with Special Judge James Mc Cullough Thursday. Supporting the motion are affidavits made by three persons, all of whom declare that Louis Held, one of the members of the jury, which convicted Sherrick, expressed the opinion before he was chosen as a juryman that Sherrick was guilty of embezzlement and ought to go to state's-prison. Congress to Adjourn in May? In connection with a dicussion of the railroad rate situation some con sideration was given 'at the White House to the probable date of -the adjournment uf congress. Represen tative Hinshaw, of Nebraska, said the members of the house were look ing forward to a comparatively early adjournment. "If," said he, "the sen ate should dispose of the rate bill within two weeks, as now seems probable, the members of the house see no reason why we should remain here beyond the 15th of May.'" Will Report Soon. The committee that has been at work in the office of Daniel E. Storms secretary of state, will probably re port within a few days. None knows what, in the way of irregularities, if any lias been found. The report will be made to Governor Hanly who will then expect an accounting. Storms has until April 1 to make good the shortages that are supposed to exist. On that day he will retire from the office and Fred Sims of Frankfort, will take his place. The Effect of Music A fire broke out in a Methodist church in Hartford, Conn., one day last week during a, crowded service. A panic was imminent when a young lady, Miss Florence L. Readett, with marked presence of mind, stepped to the piano and started a ragtime air. Several others caught her spir and began singing, what could hardly be called sacred music. The effect was wonderful. The startled church members forgot the fire, and passed out in an orderly manner, v Card of Thanks. We desire to . extend our sincere thanks to . the kincV friends and neigh bors who rendered assistance during the sad hours of our bereavement. I. Holly and family. AIMS DART AT WOMEN. Pastor Says Female Who Bets and Drinks is Close Relative of 'Sport. "Your scented and powdered club woman with her cigarette and wine cocktails and her prizes won at euchre and her wagers won at derby is no distant relative to the swaggering, steady nerved, gambling, horse racing sport. She would doubtless deny the relationship, but they are nearer than first cousins." This startling charge was made Sunday by Rev. Milton B. Williams, pastor of the First M. E. Church, Oak Park, in a sermon on "The Lat est Social Folly." He added that he could see no hoi for a panecea for social evils through woman suHrae, when such as he had described would be given sway at the ballot box. "It is asserted that in the fashion able world increasing numbers of women are becoming addicted to the use of expensive Egyptian, Russian and Turkish cigarettes," said the preacher. "They are daily growing bolder in the matter of smoking in public. A subtle moral deterioration is now everywhere prevalent, especial ly in upper society. "It is occasion for alarm to every lover of humanity when he sees any thing that threatens to lower the standard of womanhood. For any thing that degrades or cheapens wom anhood strikes the human race at the cradle, and in degrading the home strangles the hope of the nation. The women of the wealthy class are cer tainly the prey to influences that threaten their destruction. What Di. Eliot of Harvard said of the so is of the rich is true with greater emphasis of their daughters. "Bred too often in luxury and idle ness without the training that fits them for homebuilding in the future, to often they step out of pampered youth to engage in a career of in trigues in which divorce , is apt to be a frequent incident, and where they violate in thought and deed all 'the solemn functions of life. Thus they launch life's bark over a sea of folly without pilot, helm or haven. Idolized or Cpit Upen. Wholesome as the present rae against corporations is in many of its aspects, it is nevertheless a psy chological mood of the public nind, and nothing is surer than that such moods change, at tmes revolutionary and without warmer, i Over in Gre-t Britain the anti-imperialists, who were in danger of mob violence dur ing the Boer war, have been put in to power by an overwhelming vote. Not less consistent and impulsive are the people of the United States. Men who are spit upon in one decide are idolized in the next. Bryan and Hearst may be the embodiment of the national will in 1S03, or they may be the most interesting exhibts in a museum of professed but discredited reformers. Indianapolis Star. Crooked Ktnkrlite River. The government engineers say that the Kankakee is undoubtedly the most crooked stream in the world. They estimate the distance by river from South Bend to Momence Rock to be 240 miles, or about three times the straight line distance. The view is ex pressd by the government engineers that the great tract of over 4C0,C0O acres will eventually be drained and made tillable by private enterprise. It is pointed out that the territory has the best shipping facilities of any area of similar size in the world. The marsh proper is crossed, by thirteen railroads. Doctors Will Work in Chifta. Physicians in Germany propose to divide the day and night between them. They object to being subject to the call ot their patients at any hour of the twenty-four. The pat ient is not to be left in the lurch, however. His opportunity to spend his money on medical attendance is not to be curtailed. The German doc tors propose, as a matter of simple pustice to themselves, a day of tvelve hours. This means night and day shifts, and as doctors need rest the same as other human beings, and can do their best work only when they have it, the change proposed se-ims to be as clearly in th lay interest as in that of the profession. Cool Girl Saves Childs Life. At the risk of her own life Miss Mabel Reeves Thursday saved the l;fe of a young girl whose foot was caught in the switch frog of a railroad track at Anderson. Hearing the screams of the prisoner and seeing a train aproaching, Miss Reeve stepped on the track and, with her knife, cut the laces of the girl's shoe so that the imprisoned child was able to with draw her foot. Both stepped from the track barely in time to avoid be ing struck by the locomo'ive. Brick a Conferee. At the close oi the congressional debate the statehood rule was adopted by a vote of 175 to 165 ,and the speaker appointed Hamilton of Mich igan Brick of Indiana, and Moon of Tennessee, conferees. Storms Owes p.CCD. Daniel E. Storms who resigned his position as secretary of state, to take effect April 1, is found to be about J8,000 short in his accounts. He will probably pay it before he retires from, ofuce next Monday.