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nTLJT Pttttw VOLUME V PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1906. NO. PLYMOUTH! t 1 1 -1 ! FREE SILVER IS DEAD. Bryan Says Increased Production of Uoid has Solved Money Problem. London, July 12. William J. Bry an, twice a candidate for the presi dency of the United States on a ' free silver" platform and now for the third time mentioned as a presidential pos sibility, today fornally deserted the cause of "lö to 1." In a public in terview the man who leu his party though the "first battle" and then through the second, even remaining loyal to the standard in the face ot the hisses of the last national Demo cratic convention, today admitted that the cause was dead. Mr. Bryan made it clear that he . did not intend that the "free silver" fanaticism should stand in the way of his present boom. But he deserted the cause of bimetallism gently, de claring that millions of people had never understood how conservative and sane the advocacy of "free silver" really had been and that be aban doned it now -because the increased production of gold had changed the situation. Mr. Bryan hastily followed this by explainnig that he had not grown into a conservative, but was in fact mor of a radical than in 1896. He then touched on the next Demo cratic platform, which he thought would be "so plain that no one can mistake 'V "I notice that I am now described by some as a conservative," said Mr. Bryan, "and in order that there may be an understanding on that subject permit me to say that in one sense I a!ways have Dcen a conservative. . The Democratic policies are conser- .vativc in that they embody old prin ciples applied to new conditions. There was roJhing new in principle in either of the platforms on which I stood. We were accused of attacking property when in fact the Democratic party is the defender of property be cause it endeavors to draw the line between honest accumulation by hon est methods on the one side and pre datory wealth and immoral methods jn the other. "It is to the interest of very hon est man that iishonesty should be exposed and puiished; otherwise the deserving are apt to suffer for the un deserving. If, however, by the word conservative they mean that I have changed my position on any public question or moderated my opposition co corporate aggrandizement they have a surprise waiting for them. I am more radical than I was in 1S9G and have nothing to withdraw on economical questions which are un der . discussion. "The only question we discussed in 1836 upon which there has been any apparent change is the silver question, and that has not been a change in the advocates of bimetall ism but in conditions. We contended for more money and urged the free coinage of silver as the olny means then in sight for securing it. The in creased productionof gold has brought in part the benefit we expected to se cure from the restoration of silver. The per capita volume of money in the United States is almost 50 per cent greater now than it was in 1896 and the benefits brought by this in crease have not only vindicated the qrantitive theory of money but have proven the benefits of the larger amount of money. No advocate of the gold standard can claim the tri umph of his logic. MI believe in bimetallism and ft be lieve that the 'restoration of U-ilver would bring still further pr' ty, besides restoring par in exclr ,s"be-k tween gold and silver using Countries; but I recognize, as do all other bimet allists whom I have met abroad, that the unexpected and unprecedented in crease iii gold production has for the present removed the silver question as an issue. While the money question has waned in importance other questions have been forging to the front, and to these questions we must apply the same principles we applied to the money question and seek to secure the greatest good to the greatest number by legislation which ;on forms to the doctrine of equal r.ghta for all and special privileges for, none. Cmashed the Machines. At nine o'clock on Thursday morn ing Sheriff W. A. Mabie destroyed the two slot machines taken in the raid cn the resorts on Wawasee Lake on Sunday last. The machines were first smashed into fragr.ients with a sledge and then the woodwork was burned, the broken machinery being given to Tony Osborn, who smashed the machin; to pieces, for junk. The destruction of the machines was wit nessed by quite a number of Warsaw people, besides Eli Hinderer, John T. Howard and J. P. Dolan, of Syracuse. The two former filed the affidavit.-! w! icfi caused the capture of the mi dlines and the arrest and conviction f the owners.. The machines were the property of Clinton G. Wiggins, pro prietor of the Wawasee Inn, and Dick J. Brunges, who operates a club saloon on, Wawasee lake. The two machines were valued at about $G00. Warsaw Times. Grand Army Anniversary. Commander-in-chief Tanner has is sued an order providing for commem orating the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic in 18C5. This 4Cih anniversary which co.nes on August 1st, is to be celebrated bv each G. A. R. post inthe country at any date during the present year. Cur Criminal Code. In his excellent address before the State Bar Association, Colonel Jew ett, president of the association, crit icised our criminal code with much severity. We do not think he wen beyond the truth, though some of the reforms he suggested seem to us o doubtful expediency. In seeking to amend our . criminal practice, we should remember that speedy ar rests and certain conviction is not the thing to be aimed at. What we ought to strive for is a speedy trial in which the object shall be to admin ister, as far as possible, equal and exact justice. We think, however, that Colone Jewett is right in saying that juries ought not to be judges of the law. That is indeed an absurdity. The jury should take the law from the court and apply it to the facts. He is right, too, in what he says of our method of selecting juries. The tests which we now impose to determine the qualifications of a juryman are absurd. In England the old safe guards are maintained as strongly as with us, and yet in that country there is never any difficulty in getting a jury. The presumption is that the men are fit, and not, as with us, that they are unfit. The suggestion that the peremptory challenge be abolish ed and that a juryman should be removed from the box only for cause, Is wise. Under our system we pro teed on the theory that the man who knows anything about the case is dis qualified. And as practically every one at the present time reads the newspapers it is not an easy matter to get a jury that is guiltless of knowledge. When we do get it we often find that it has not sufficient intelligence to try the case. We in fer prejudice, too, from, the slightest of premises. It never seems to occur to us that men charged with the sol emn duty of dealing with the liberty and life of the. citizen are likely to be animated by a spirit of fairness. Here it seems to us, is a great chance for the law reformer. The speaker thought that if all mo lions going to the sufficiency of the indictment were required to be put in writing and "to point out the par ticular infirmity" much would be gained. He a!so urged that we should do away with compulsory written instructions, which are only asked by the defense in order to get a baste for an appeal. These amendments would probably accomplish some good. No decision should be reversed for error pf law unless the error has affected the rights of the accused. Possibly it might be found wise to place some limitation on the right of appeal. But "the main thing sought is the prompt and-speedy administration of justice There Teally is no reason why our Lcourts should not operate as swiftly ,as they do in England. Colonel Jew fett saw four men charged with man slaughter tried in one day in an English court and a civil suit involv ing $S0,000 disposed of in less than .lit hour. In this country it would probably have taken two weeks to 'try one of the criminals. Surely 'there is great need for reform. In dianapolis News. Peterson Terribly Beaten. Aroused to intense frenzy through persnoal jealousy, W. N. Ains?orth, a Fort Wayne man, Wednesday night rushed into the Golden hotel in Elk hart, attacked W. E. Peterson, who was at a desk writing a letter,"and gave him a terrible beating. Before -the management or the guests couM realize what the unusual fracas was about, Ainsworth had completed his task and left the place. Peterson may not die but he is badly injured. One cheek was pound ed into a jelly and part of one ear torn off. Under his left eye is an in jury that caused hemorrhage and his upper lip is badly cut. He is dis abled. He will not talk of the fight. He refuses to say a word. Golden hotel guests say Ainsworth confided in them that he had traveled all the-way from Fort Wayne to Elk hart, just to have the pleasure of Seating Peterson for gviing too much of his time and some of his money to Urs. Ainsworth. Peterson is a deputy in the order of the Court of Honor. He has been in Elkhart for several days. A surgeon is attending him. It is believed that Ainsworth hasten ed back to Fort Wayne. Goshen Times. Knox Citizen Honored. Prof. J. Walter Dunn, superinten dent of schools of this county was last week tendered the position of manager of the Young People's Read ing Circle of Indiana, with an office at Indianapolis and at an increased and increasing salary. The offer came to him unsolicited and unexpected and is a compliment which he very naturally appreciates highly, coming as it does from a board made up of hc state superintendent of public in sttuction and six other of the most prominent educators of the state. After careful consideration, however, Prof. Dunn declined the place. He still has nearly a year to serve s superintendent of the schools of this county and hopes in. that time to be able to put some improvements he has commenced in this county cn a permanent basis. Chief of these are the high schools at San Pierre Grov ertown and Ora uniformity in the time of beginning and length of terms in the several townships, and the corn club he organized this spring. Knox Democrat PEST IN ORCHARD. Apple Trees in Forty Counties Af flicted With San Jose Scale. Orchard owners in Northern Indi ana counties recently sent to State Entomologist Troop limbs of apple trees believed to be infected with the San Jose scale, and their worst fears have been confirmed. Mr. Troop says it is the genuine scale from which many orchards of the state are begin nnig to suffer badly. Some of the parties who sent in the infected limbs stated that the usual whale oil soap failed to bring proper results, . and Mr. Troop reminds them that re peated applications are necessary. In response to the appeal for help from over the state, Mr. Troop writes: 'The specimen sent is the San Jose scale. Treatment is recommended for both summer andl winter. Th winter wash is most effective, but that can be used only when the trees are dormant. ;Uave never found any difficulty in killing the young scale with whale oil soap, one pound to one gallon of water, but it will require several applications during the sum mer, as hatching continues all the time, and the soap does not affect them till they hatch. I am constant ly finding the scale in new localities, so that at the present time it has been found in forty-two counties The people are becoming generally alarmed over the fact that it is spread ing so rapidly, and that so little can be done at present toward stamping it out. The annual appropriation for the use of the state entomologist is $1,000. With this he is required by law to inspect all of the nurseries in Indiana numbering 160, which are scattered all over the state. If there s anything left, it is used in orchard inspection, but usually there is very little left for this work. Illinois ap propriates $0,000, and Ohio $10,000 for the work. , This enables the state entomologist of these states to put experienced men in the field with the necessary spraying ,outfits, and to keep them there until they have sue ceeded in acomplishing the desired result. This is what Indiana should o. The next legislature should make ample provision fcr this work, and should assist the owners of infested orchards in riding them of this pest which ifleft to itself, will soon ruin the orchard industrv." Hon. Charles V. Miller. The following from the Ir.dianapo lis Independent, Sol. Hathaway's spicy paper, has reference to a very able and popular Republican official: "It has been many years since the state held a harder worker in the at torncy-general's office than Charles W. Miller," remarked a well known Southern Indiana lawyer to a,, group of riends in the Claypool lobby the other evening. "He not only labors hard but he has the faculty of dis posing of his work expeditiously. He has surrounded himself with capable assistants also. You don't know how refreshing it is for us country law yers to visit the attorney-general's office on business without bumping up against assistants who arc afflicted with swell-head. It would be big money in the pockets of the tax payers of Indiana if in electing gover nors they would choose men as well vcsed in law as Attorney-General Miller, who would be able to detect at a glance the fatal weakness of about one-half the laws enacted by the legislature . and which are pro nounced unconstitutoinal after they have occasioned no end of costly liti gation. Miller is not only earning lis salary, but he is saving a whole lot of dimes for the taxpayers of Indiana by looking closely after their interests, and that's what pleases oiks down my way." Chose Not Wisely. In a recent inquiry into the causes of desertion from farm life one youn; man says he declared against the arm because he thought its labors and anxieties would not pay as well as the same energy bestowed upon some profession or mercantile calling. But he added a significant sentence, one which ought to be more forceful in shaping the choice of young mtn or occupation for life. He declared that he was fond of farm life, he loved to be near the soil,' he enjoyed the communion with nature, hi h3d pcr- ect satisfaction in those relations which the farm compelled with vege- able and animal life. In other word- there was in his make up at element of poetry that made the -singing of birds and the growing of plan's, the smell of the woods and the soft wind rom the hills a continual delight in ife, and a perfect enjoyment. But he preferred commercial success to tit his rich enjoyment of life. He was willing to sacrifice the enjoyments of nature, the singing of the birds ;;nd the music of the streams that 'he might hear a little more of the iingle of the gold in the currents of rapid business life. Elkhart Review. The People and the Gamblers. Attorney General Miller declares that the French Lick incident is not a contest between hinself as a repre sentative of the state and John Kern or Tom Taggart. "It is a contest be- ween the people of the State of In diana on one hand and gambling joints on the other, and the gambling joints are going to be eradicated, root and branch. And he means every word of what he says. Crime in Chicago. Two attacks on women in Chica go's streets within twenty-four hours, tollowing the long and uninterrupted series ot similar atacks, and on cnild ren as well, has led the Chicago board of alderman to consider a resolution introduced to authorize its committee on State legislation to ask for a law providing the death penalty for all found guilty of criminal attacks on women and children a law similar to that in most Southern states. Mayor Dunne alone opposed the proposition, and he did so because he is opposed to capital punishment. As the indirect result of the murder of a woman in the strets, who was first assaulted, the police force of Chicago was recently enlarged. We predicted at the time that the enlargement would not decrease crime in Chicago, saying that what Chicago needed was not more law enforcement so much as more law observance by every class and in everything. All the indignation meetings pro tective societies, increased saloon li censes and greatly enlarged police force have done no good at all, the Chronicle says and the world knows. ''Brutal assauits of he kind just men tioned ar: of daily occurrence one was perpetrated Sunday in front of a cathedral", while a service was going on inside. The Chronicle goes on to say: Writers on sociology teach that the criterion of civilization is the position of woman in society, and they would probably all agree that a city in which women and girls are outraged and murdered almost daily was in need of a government. What Chicago needs, we repeat, is law observance. We mean the ob servance of all law,, of small laws ;by its good citizens; the observance; by the meat packers of Federal, State and city laws, and so on. The city of Chicago itself, for example, .ells the right to violate the law," having a regular "bureau of compensations," by which a person that wishes to take part of the public streets or sidewalks or vacant placef can do so by paying a certain amount These things are the property of the people. The gov ernment of Chicago has no right to sell them or allow them to be taken. The people have the same right to protection in their property that they have in their liberty and their lives. They get very little of any of it in I Chicago. We cite the case to insist that the awful condition that prevails there will not get better till the better people get better. It is a slow rem edy,, but it is the ot.ly one, and it must begin there. The people of Chicago in everything have got to manifest a higher respect for law. And the manifestation will have" to begin with the rich and powerful. With' this as a beginning the great city needs for immediate protection a mounted police that would be equiv alciu to a big battalion of cavalry that may scour its waste places and miles of comparatively deserted streets. With the judicial arm to make, the punishment fit the crime improve ment would slowly come to Chicago. It will not come by merely increasing police forces nor enacting death pen alties. Indianapolis News. Unhealthy Meat The proposition, of Secretary Wil son that lumpy-jaw cattle and ani mal afflicted with tuberculosis will not be excluded from sale until the experts have decided whether or not these diseases can be trnsmitted to the human family through the eating of such meat strikes the average man as rather a concession to conditions that never should have beeii allowed $ be established. It is preposterous to suppose that unhealthy meat can be partaken of by human beings with out risk of contamination, and the de cision of experts will not settle the popular prejudice against meats of this character. If the government is going to prescribe against unclean inen of the employees it certainly ought to insist that the meat which is prepared and offered to the public by these same packing houses should be free from the taint of disease. Millionaire Land Owner Dead. James M. Reynolds died unexpect edly Wednesday morning at his home on Terre Coupe prairie, near New Carlisle. . The deceased was 81 years old and had enjoyed good heclth most of the time. He was the heaviest and owner in St. Joseph county and one of the largest in Northern Indi ana. He owned thousands of acres n Laporte county, being rated as a millionaire. His wife died some years ago. Surviving him are two daughters and a daughter-in-law, the widow of John Reynolds. One daugh ter is the wife of Dr. VanRiper of New Carlisle. The Reynolds families came p Northern Indiana in its early history and they have been among its roost stable and most highly respected tes- dents since. Helped Them to SteaL The Kendalville News is responsi ble for this story: "Awakened by a pounding on his door late last night, ohn Rukee, a farmer, found two men below, who said they had been haul ing a hog past the farm and it got away and ran into Rukee's barnyard. They asked Rukee to come and help them catch the hog, which he did, f.nd not until morning did he find that he had helped them to catch one of his own bogs and let them haul it off. He started after them but they could not be found." JESSE JAMES, LAWYER. His Experience Should Encourage More Fortunate Boys. Jesse James, son of Jesse James the Missouri outlaw, is now a tull Hedged lawyer. rie passed a success ful examination before the Missouri board of examiners and was enrolled in the courts ot that State as an at torney. In a class ot thirty-seven James stood first. His average in an branches was 91 per cent. Henry D. Ashley, chairman of the board or ex aminers, said after the examination that James had the brightest legal mind of any young man who had ever appeared before the board. Jesse James is a self made man. He was handicapped as few boys are. The son of an outlaw, he became father less at 6 years of age without money and with a bad name to live down. Soon after the burial of his father his mother went to Kansas City and made a living for herself and her two children by sewing. Jesse went to school until he was 12 years old, when he decided that he was old enough to work for his mother. His first position was that of office boy for J T. Crittenden, son of Gov. Crit tenden, who had offered $30,000 re ward for the capture dead or alive, of Jesse James, Sr. A few years later Jesse went to work in Armour's packing house as a clerk. He studied at home. HU mother was his teacher. After a few years he opened a cigar stand in the county courthouse. He wrote a book in defense of his father and had it published. It sold well. When h- was 21 years old he had $700 in the bnk and owned a cottage in which his mother and sister lived. Then he opened a cigar store in the busi ness center of Kansas City. At this period in his life, when h was on the road to prosperity and to an honored manhood he was arrest? 1 for the crime of train robbery. It was charged that he, with accomplices, had held up a Misouri Pacific train and robbed the safe in the express car of $39,000. He was tried, was ably prosecuted- and was acquitted. But the criminal charge against him was a serious set back to his hopes and ambitions. It had taken all of hl savings to hire lawyers to defend himself and the worry had caused his mother's health to fail. Soon afterward she died. Jesse worktd harder than ever ai his business. He had a chance to sell out at a good profit Then he opened a pawnshop and about the same time he married. But he wished to be a lawyer and so went ro the night session of the law school and all day long he sat in his pawnshop reading law. He graduated with high est honors, his preceptors compli menting him. Jesse James is 31 years old. He ;s worth $10,000, every dollar of which he- has made by hard work. He has two children. He lives in his own house. In all his life he never tasted whisky, beer or any other kind of in toxicating drink and he does not use tobacco in any form. He is a devoted husband and father. - Right to Learn A Trade. The American boy's right to be taught a trade in school instead of under the restrictions of a labor un ion, the members of which sire jeal ous of his advancement, was asserted by President F. S. Luther of Trin- ity College, Hartford, in convention of the American Institute of Instruc tion. President Luther said: "Today there are few apprentices, and such as may be still found are learning very little. The labor un ions restrict the number of appren tices to limits grotesquely below ob vious needs. The boys suffer from the jealousy, ill-will and incompetence of those who are supposed to teach them, and from the greed of employ ers who try to get a mn's work out of them for a boy's wages. The outlook for an American boy of sixteen years who does, not fancy a clerical career is not encouraging said Mr. Luther. He must begin as a doer of odd jobs, with nothing to feed, his ambitions and presently be comes anxious for a soft snap. One sort of boy in such cases will force his way forward honorably, ex piating the sins of his fathers by hard work, picking up by native abil . ity in many years what should have been taught in a few. A second sort discontentedly do all their lives, the meaner, lower tasks ;hope dead, am bitions forgotten, aspirations un known; the saloon a haven of rest and the yellow journal the literary diversion. A third sort make graft ers. And we might save most of these two classes of failures; many of them, at least, by simply educating them to some chosen industry. Another Prosperous Year. That American farmers this year will harvest the largest grain crops in the history of the country are given in the government reports on con dition and nothing now seems in the way of unprecedented prosperity throughout the farming regions. Not only is the rrospect for a boun tiful harvest most bright but market quotations show that the farmer will get a fair price for his grains, while reports from Europe are that the wheat crop will be 150,000,000 bushels short of that of 1Ö05, indicating that the export demand will be large and that America will have to fill a good share of it. jcwctt Attacks Our Criminal Code. At the meeting of the State bar Association whicn drew togetner tne distinguished lawyers of almost every rnilmv it InHiini C . iiuiaiia, nie IC41UIC UI inc Urst day was the opening address by resident Charit s L,. Jewett, for he avaded himself of the opportunity to auack what he letmed tne detecis ot our "clumsy, halting, nair-splittmg, unsciemihc cnminl code procedure.' Me made a plea not only ior justice tor the prisoner at the bar, but for tne taxpayer who foots tne heavy Dills caused by the present system and also for the geneial public, which has long stood and grown tired ot eai tecnmcal jockeying in the courts and has lost faith to a certain degree in their efficacy. He called attention to the fact that while radical chanees had been made in other directions the criminal code of our court remain substantially the same as enacted rifty years ago. In summarizing his conclusions he said "I have dwelt at some length on these different laws, f with a view ot showing the tendency of the growth of our recent criminal law. These laws have easily placed Indiana at the head of the list in the treat- ment of crime and the" causes of crime. üut while our ororress hasT"'""4 umu 11 na been commendable, while our health and charity work has been such as to reflect everlasting credit on our State, we are but entering the new field. We may now punish the person who undermines our' health or the health of our children; we may pun ish the person who contributes to our children's offenses, but we cannot prevent these things unless we show property loss. We, may punish the gamDier wno teaches our boy to gamble; we may punish the saloon keeper who causes him to become a drunkard, but we can not prevent either from ruining the boy We could easily restrain a man from spreading disease among our pigs, or from keeping a pack of loose dogs to prey upon our sheep, but we can not stop the man who proposes to destroy us or our children. The anarchist who has publicly tes tified that assassination is the proper remedy for officers of the people may yet stalk abroad untli the President alls before his treacherousv revolver. Our theory would bear the deduc tion that the courts will restrain a man from knocking your hat off, thus injuring it, but they have no juridic tion to prevent his knocking your head off. When you desire to stop a man from ruining your boy in a saloon and gambling-house, you must first show that your house and lot have been decreased in value by rea-1 son of the nuisance, and then you can get your writ. But you might prove all the crimes committed in the Decalogue, and unless you can estab lish some property injury, let .he boy co to ruin and think over the cruelties of the law, "Personal rights, dissociated from money, have been relegated to the rear. They ought to stand first al .ways and forever. We practice law as though we could only have two objects in life to get our board and .washing." Our children deserve the legal respect of their personal rights, for that is all most of them have If they are not secure in that, they liave little security at all. "If the King could issue his writ to restrain his mighty barons from interfering with and destroying his subjects commonest personal rights, why can not our courts, backed by the strong arm of the State, compel obedience to its writs commanding the mighty barons of our times to release their grips upon the rights of our people? Sees Doom for Czar. The situation in Russia is now at tracting more attention among stu dents of history than at any other time since the Russian-Japanese war began. It is becoming more apparent! that the revolutionary spirit holds the entire country and that the power of the czar is fast becoming only norain- al. Anatole Lerov-Beaulieu. director of th Institute of Kranr. anA knnwn - w as the world's foremost authority on Russia, has given out an interview which is remarkable. The opinions set forth, coming from one so well versed on the subiect. will attract attention all over the civilized world and well may they. This eminent French scholar believes that the czar is doomed. By that he means that the autocracy will never rule again While the czar may retain his throne, his power is now as good as gone. The Knocker that Hurts. Do't knock your town. A little weak chick with its soft Utile bill can break its way out of an egg with comparative ease. Those of you who have tried cracking an egg on your knuckles wonaer now a chick does it. Scientists have a very simple explanation for it, which is this, the chick knocks from the inside and the . ti arrangement of the particles that make the shell are such that they are easily driven apart from the inside, but wedged together, when struck from the outside. Its the same with a city. The knocks from the outside have little effect. Its the knocker at home that hurts a town. Notice to Hunters. Persons desiring to secure applica- tions of Resident Hunter's License J can do so by calling at this oflice. Commissioner Z. T. Sweeney sent them here to accommodate the hunt- ers in this vicinity. CULVER HIGHLY PRAISED. J Military Academy Included as One of Six Best in Country. The war department has officially notified Culver Military academy that it has been reported to the secretary of war as one of the six schools whose students have exhibited the greatest application and prohciency I m military training and knowledge thorough inspection of all military schools in the United States which are recognized by the war department I was rec.ently made by members of the ßeneral start. Otit of the large num ber thus, inspected, six have been des 'Snated as distinguished institutions, besides being published annually in thc Arra Registert these schools will De enttled to nave an honor graduate appointed as second lieutenant in the TC8uter army. I Ane inspection of Culver was made by J' John S Mallo,X of the &en eral In his report to the war department, he speaks of Culver in very high terms. The following are abstracts from his report: ''The Culver Military academy is a Preparatory school of high order. a 1S stnct,y military school, pat most of the diversified military 'fea !ures Wcst Point in its Practical instruction. All of the ceremonies were execut ed with precision, and were excellent. The battalion stood a most credit able inspection. Although quite youthful in appear ance the phisique of the cadets in general was splendid, and their bear ing very soldiery. "Most of the mounted gymnastics and feats of horsemanship performed by well trained troops f regular cav alry were executed with admirable precision and fearlessness by the ca det cavalry. This exhibition was creditable in the highest decree. The battalion drill in close order was excellent. "The construction of a spar bridge was not only excellent, but remark able for celerity. A 27-foot ipan bridge, consisting of rope, spars and chess was thrown across a larroon and a Gatling gun was run over, all in 3J4 minutes. The same bridge was dismantled completely in lji minutes. The wall scaling was also excel lent. A 10-foot wall was scaled by one squad of four men in 10 seconds and by another squad of four men in 9 seconds. A 16-foot wall was scaled by a squad of 5 m:n using a rope in 1 minute, 1 4-5 seconds. "In the artillery drill there were two gun detachments, the pieces be ing horsed. In spite of the fact that the drill was interrupted by :-n ac cident to each piece, which could not very well have been avoided, the drill was on the whole creditable. It was conducted by Capt. H. C. Bays The advance guard drill, skirmish drill and construction of shelter trenches consisted of really one ex ercise involving the three features. A company was thrown out as an ad vance guard. After advancing about a mile the point and flankers devel oped the enemy (outlined). The sup port was brought up and became en gaged and then the reserve. The whole line then threw up shelter trenches. The entire exercise was executed very creditably. I inspected the cadet quarters and found them in excellent condition. I also inspected the cadet mess and found it very good, the food being suitable, well cooked and well served There is an excellent gymnasium complete in all its appliances. Discipline is rigidly enforced and is excellent. Shortly before my ar rival a number of cadets, including commissioned officers, were convicted of hazing. They were promptly dis missed. "The academy is situated on a beautiful lake, and has all necessary buildings and accessories. It is in fact a splendidly equipped military schol and shows what can be ac complished at a private military in- sl,uu,on wnen suppnea with abuna ant capital" South Bend Tribune Sang to Lion All Night Mrs. John Underwood, of New York, camping with her husband in a. rer"?te.lch near Harney Peak, in tne ck hills, was attacked by a mounia,n "" wnue waging a mite from camP' The beast JumPed uPon her from a tree, throwing her to the ground. She screamed as she fell, and the lion hesitated with one foot on her breast In her desperation Mrs. Underwood began to sing an opera, and the beast stood still as long as she sang, show- in& sins of '"Patiece when she ceas ed. She sang all night at intervals, and at dawn her husband found her I ...a i . j win i 1 1 1 nun xiiifiiiiLr 1 1 v h r npr nn- Prently charmed by the muss:, which b that timc was fceb,c- fc kilIcd thi llon Vi Ihe woman was but slightly injur ed by the animal, but is suffering from exposure during the cool night. Enforcement of Law. Speaking of the enforcement of haw Governor Hanly says: "This is the oeoole's business It is for them to decide. The attorney c general and myself are fighting their battle and not our own, and we are entitled to the support of every civic force in the state, and I have abiding faith that we shall receive it, and that the triumph of the law will b complete and atiiir"." Death of Larkin Pejus. I Larkin Pogue, of this city t suddenly at Klkhart, Monday, J 17. The Elkhart Review says: Larkin S. Pogue, a waiter at t Standard Hotel, died there of he; disease at 10:30 a. m. today after 5 unci nines?, me remains were iau to Walley's undertaking parlor k t Ml - ft I . . where they will by held pending ii telligence irom relatives as to dispo sition. Coroner Dewey is in chargi of the body and personal effects at present. The deceased who w2s twenty years old one day last weel came to Elkhart about two mouths ago from his home, Plymouth, Ind., and was employed at the Commercial restaurant until two weeks ajo, when he went to the Standard. He had complained of not feelinj well for a few days and had been advised by W. J. Tracy, mznsjer of the hcul, to q to a physician, but had not ilzzt to, doctorins hinueif with remt-ies from a drug store. He claimed to hzve h;i appendicitis- twice and thou!.t the trouble a recurrence of the xnshdy. Sunday he went to South Cc, fvhere he expected to meet his ycuj est sister, Minnie. She was not there and he returned at 11:20, and not fry ing well went to bed instead cf work at 12 o'clockt as hzi been ex pected. He became worse tl!i item ing, and between 7 and 3 o'cl-ji'.: a physician was cdk.i. II. G. I:k' ' a friend, also from llyrz'.b, rcn iln: in the room with Lii cr.i LI 12:Z) June Drown, a cul c floyei z.t C z hotel, v;tnt to the tzztz, z1 she was sitting on the e'z- cl t i L: J talkinj to him he hii z r- oxysm, became t:nconsc;c;r.j zl ex pired soon afttrwird. Tl.i r'. - ilciia who was summoned worked a Izr time over him but could net rcitcrs any signs of life. Pogue leaves a a r. .i i uirec Miters, i:r.n:: zz.i n ..i c : r- Plymouth, a married slcr i i Cl-icr o and a brother, Wctttr,": i C'JLi z: :z. Undertaker Leonard x. : : to Illll.rrt and brought the rerr.ilr.j to zi'.h Tuesday. Funeral services ct Cl.rch of God, Wednesday afttrnccn zt 2 o'clock ' , Hrr.;-3 Cll Qzzz'.'.zz. Justice Brewer is afraid thzt too much power is bein j civen the nation al government. Frcn ti? to ti the same fenr h.s ttzn c:rc:::J ever since the very sijr.izj cf t'-S constitution, ine qmticn is, t:.::r fore, as old as t!; Ur.irrl Ctitcs it self. The cfr.trt!:;:rj ;c :r b r' has ever bzen t'.ie reason. isi'.'.zz in a speech at Texarkcr.a, Ar!;., de clared that the tendency of the tines was toward giving to the natior.-l government the powers that right fully belong to the states. The prob lem is taking on new phases. Al though the civil war settled the state's rights question the ir.cre;e in the functions cf the goverr.n:er.t ct Washington have been nctatle. There may be 'necessity for the varr.:r.j yszt issued and again there rr.2y net be. An eminent jurist, however, h-s thought it worthy of consideration. SufTice to say the prcple zrt ir.c!ir.:J to be f.n favor of a strcr.j ctntnlizf.J government v The reason for tl.z trend cf rov.tr to the federal govern tr.t is r -r-ent. In the vast majority cf czszs it has been more successful in d:i!ir.j with questions which were cf vitil interest. Without co" mto the whys and wherefores the cause cf the growth is easy to discern. Clover Zztl Z:z Arrc;:rJ Frank Espich, Ed Fertij sr.J Will iam Long were arrested Mcr.izy eve ning, charged with tei!irj c!cv:r seed from McFaddeaV chv-tcr. V. F. Ormond has a her:; t:.;t Lis a very small foot and rra'-es a trc'.; that can be distinguished frcm thit cf any other horse in torn.. Vi-l'iTj this horse's tracks near the c!:vi!jr led to an investigation, shov.iri il-t Fertig and Espich hzd hired Or mond's horse and tu 3y Ciiy night and an examination of the L-jj-gy disclosed a small quantity of tetJ that had leaked from the sacks. Further investigation disclosed the fact that the boys had sc!d four bushels of clover seed at Bremen Monday morning. Their arrest led to discMures which seemed to implicate William Long and and furthrr inves tigation showed that he had sold clo ver 'seed at Walketton Friday morn ing, which indicates that a part cf the twelve bushels stolen as nizr.iior.cJ exclusively in this paper Monday ;zz taken Thursday night. The boys were kept in js.il Men day night and were taen before J. P. Young Tuesday morning, where l!:ey entered a plea of not guilty and were defended by J. A. Molter. Justice Young, after hearing the evidtr.ee bound them over to the circuit court in the sum of 1200 each. It is believed by some persons tl.it another youth belongs to the crcv. J as only ; about eight bushels cf zzzl has been found. The aes cf tl.e t Doys range irom 19 to al.-r.cst years, Long and Eppich Lt:.-j c over 20 years old. 21 :ch EUlircr.t Vc-rn rizzz Two women in Noble county ! i. -paid court costs to the arr.cur.t cf $15 because of a f.ht they hid ur.Jcr a cherry tree. The tree stocd cn V : lot line and the question 'cf c. ship of the fruit tree trzs t! c they soi'c'.t to cr.r.vrr ly f ; ; The juJje f.r.:J Loth f -ttt f - "