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nrr Recorders' Office febort j YMOU PTT TT TT V OLTJME V PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, AUGUS 2, 1906. NO. 43 1 PL hhTLJ" GO TO FORMER HOME. Neighbors Tire of Kesslar Family's Peculiar Living and Carryings On. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kesslar, resid ing at 111 East Pennsylvania aven ue, were today put aboard a train and sent back to their former home at Chambersburg, I'a. Kessler his been confined in the county jail since last week, as his actions indicated that he was insane. About a year ago The Times gave an account of the strange actions of Kessler, who told a representative of the paper that he was pursued by enemies in the East, who exercised control over him, guiding his every n ove by means of electric waves transmitted by the wireless system. He also charged his enemies with ef forts to kill his wife by the samt means. " The Kesslers lived a peculiar lift. Neighbors have seen the wife out side the house but once in a year's time. Kessler also kept close to the house in the daytime, but prowled around the neighborhood at night, It is claimed, and annoyed people by looking into windows. It is also said that he chased persons on the street and threatened to kill them, until his ' conduct passed further endurance. Last Friday night he attacked Dr. Galloway, who is a neighbor, and that gentleman1 called the police. Kessler was taken in custody and placed in jail for safe-keepit. Monday the police went to the house but were denied admittance by Mrs. Kesslar, and they broke down jhe door. The interior resembled a hovel more than anything else, being jank with filth. The household goods had never been unpacked, the boxes taking up the biggest part of Jhe rooms. Kesslar used an old mat "tress for his bed, while his wife slept on two dry goods boxes, which were covered with newspapers. These conditions existed for the two years the family has resided in South Bend since coming from Chambersburg. Included among Kessler's other idiosyncracics was the belief that ev ery scrap of conversation he carried on with his wif.' was taken up by phonographs, which were then turn et! into batteries on the house and their talk hurled back at them. It wasirst intended to have an in sanity commission issued, but as Kessler has several thousand dol lars in the banks here and there was no need for burdening the state with he car of himself and .vife, the of ficers decided upon sending them back to their former home. Kessler is about 50 years old and presents a fairly respectable appear ance on the streets. South Bend Times. , , !; 1 Why Ohio is Proud. Not much is heard of 'Ohio as a corn state, but only seven out of the ether 44 beat it in the size of the crop. The average population of the counties of Ohio is about 50,000, but of the 88 only 20 or 21 exceed that limit. There are more men fit for mili tary duty in Ohl, than fought at Mukden, in the Japanese and Rus sian armies combined. If the people of Ohio stood side by sid", wiih outstretched arms, touching finger tips, the line would reach from Boston to San Francis co, with a large margin left. The first settlements in Ohio were made in the southeastern part of the state, but now that section is less populous than almost any other. It contains no great cities. No precious metais have ever been mined in Ohio, but the value of the coal and iron dug out of the Ohio hills every year exceeds that of the gold of Colorado or California. Find San Joss Scale. The genuine San Jose scale has been discovered in Goshen and a great number of trees surrounding the beautiful residence of Harry M. Sanders are afflicted. In the fear that the scale is to spread and -destroy therthousands o.f maple trees, which have made the streets of Goshen famous all over the country, H. H. Swain, of South Bend, president of the Indiana Hor ticultural society and assistant eto mologsii has been summoned to Go shen. He made an official examination of the trees on the Sanders estate and pronounces the scale to be the worst he has ever seen. He has advised that some of thir trees be dug up so a: to avoid furthert spread. Heroic measures are being resort ed to and property owners are great ly alarmed, for shade in that city u regarded as of high va'ue. Death of Peter Larson. Feter Larson one of the most widely known and prominent Swede farmers of Marshall county, died at his home north of Donaldson, Fri day afternoon, July 27, after an ill ness of three days caused by apoplexy-Deceased was born in Sweden, March IS, 1S46, and was aged CO years, 4 months and 9 days. He had been a resident of the vicinity where he died 33 years. He leaves a wid ow, two sisters and several nephews and nieces, but no children. Tun tral at the Swede church in Donald son Sunday at 2:30 p. m. The Revolution in Russia. History is not "repeating itself" in Russia in every particular, but there is no doubt whatever that in every real sense the empire is in a state of revolution. The Douma bowed to the inevitable and obeyed the order of dissolution. It did not attempt to play the part of the French "convention." It did not set up a rival government. It issued no call to the armed and trained forces of the country to rally around it and mr.ke war on the Czar and the small Bourbon clique that is advising him in his blundering course. Its meet ing in Finland had a definite purpose and it had sufficient time to accom plish that purpose. Its manifesto to the people gives its view of the dissolution and out lines a policy for the future. It tells the truth about the causes of the coup d'etat. It virtually accuses the Government of delaying the meeting of the next Douma in order to bring about, if possible, the election of a pliable, subservient, "amenable" body of deputies. It goes on to say that even the promise to respect the rep resentative principle and convoke another Douma is insincere. If the popular movement for liberty is sup pressed meantime, says the manifes to of the doumaists, no parliament will be summoned at all. This, as all realize, would mean complete reac tion, the triumph of counter-revolution. The appeal urges revolutionary re sistance, but not of the active kind. Bloodshed and violence the Douma leaders would avoid. They know that the army is still sufficiently "loyal," for the most part, to render liberals and Constitutionalists worse than futile. The peasants must be enlightened. What they advise is a universal strike against the Govern ment a strike of the taxpayers and the men liable to military service. "No money and no men" for the Czar is the formula. At the same time leaders of the city proletarai are advocating and planning a gen eral industrial strike to paralyze the trade and commerce of the country and 1 prevent the government from moving its troops or carrying out any policy whatever. These are revolutionary methods, though of a new order. Their effec tiveness, it is plain, depends entire ly bn the numbers ready and willing to follow the leaders. It is a serious question whether the peasants and city workingmen are intelligent enough, patient enough and resolute enough to adopt with success the plan of campaign favored by the late Douma. But whether this particular pla'n proves successful 'or not, there will be no tame acquiescence in the course of the court and the reaction ary conspiracy. There will be resis tance and agitation, and the Govern ment will add every day to the forces of t!ie opposition. The next Douma will be even more anti-governmental than the last. The Government has driven Moderates into the Radical camp and has made revolutionists of "legal" Radicals. Calls it a Great Graft. In acquitting Agnes Riley, daugh ter of Park Policeman Allen Riley, in the police court upon a charge of proveke, Judge Cooper, of Kokomo, denounced the provoke law, which he denominated a "graft" and declar ed his purpose of dismissing cases brought before him reflecting only neighborhood quarrels, the trial of which, he believed but served to in crease animosities. He thought the law more to the benefit of prosecut ing attorneys than any one else. He said in his remarks: "It has been my observation that cases of provoke are always persons who cannot af ford to pay a fine. I do not believe a court should tolerate these pro ceedings and I am of the opinion that I will dismiss them hereafter if filed in my court. If familes want to air family quarrels, they can seek some other court. Did Not Get O. A. Baker. Sheriff .Sourbier of Indianapolis, returned Wednesday from a trip to Canada fcr the purpose of locating Oscar A. 'Baker, the agent of the American Tobacco company, who is charged with attempt to bribe legis lators during the anti-cigarette agi tation, who was indicted by the lo cal grand jury and fled the state. Sourbier says that Biker is living in a Canadian town about CO miles from the American line,' and is ap parently prosperous. Baker gave it out that he was from Buffalo, N. Y. but the officers believed he was a fu gitive, though they had not made him out when Sourbier arrived. Sourbier says that he has been try ing to get Baker over to the Amer ican side, but he is very suspicious. He has made two visits to the Unit ed States since his indictment here, however, and both times went to Buffalo for a few days. Six Year "Dope Fiend." Gorman Vincent, only six years old, has been taken in charge by the authorities at Evansville as a "dope fiend." The boy uses morphine, co caine, whisky and cigarettes, and says he has done so for a long time, his mother, whose surroundings are not of the best, permitting him to do as he pleases. The boy is intelli gent for one of his years, and after he has been cured he will be placed under control of the Board of Child ren's Guardians. His father is in jail.-' CZAR PRACTICALLY PRISONER Ruler Kept in Ignorance and Con stant Surveillance Maintained. Willam E. Curtis writes from St. Petersburg that the czar of Russia is virtually a prisoner in a pretty vil la surrounded by a beautiful forest at Peterhof, about twelve miles from the capital, where Peter used to spend his idle hours, and where his successors have lived in splendor. Ambassador Meyer describes his life there as that of a country gentleman. The villa is comparatively small and Nicholas II is seeking domestic hap piness with his wife and children to whom he is devoted; although we cannot imagine him as having much peace of mind under the circum stances. General Trehoff, commander of the Palace Guards, notorious for his determination and the horrible atroc ities that have been committed under his orders, lives in the villa with the imperial family, and is supposed to be there for the purpose of protect ing the life of his master, but his constant surveillance over the em peror and every one who visits him is ascribed to another motive. It is asserted that Trepoff not only reads all the czar's letters, but intercepts those which he does not wish his majesty to see. He also is accused of -,pceventing information from reaching the czar which might affect his policy or his good opinion of his present advisers. Aaily paper is published for his majesty's benefit, an ingenious de vice' to keep the regular papers out of his hands. In order to save him time and trouble, which is an excel lent pretext, three or four experienc ed men, employed by '.Trepoff as ed itors, read the morning papers of St. Petersburg and other Russian cities and several French, German and English journals for him, clipping such articles as it is considered ad visable for him to see. These are re printed on a sheet of convenient size and laid upon his majesty's desk ev ery morning. Ten or twelve other copies are printed for the use of the grand dukes and other members of the court, who are too busy or too lazy to read the newspapers for themselves. In this way Trepoff prevents his imperial master from being prejudiced against his own policy for 'you may be sure the clip ping is done with great care and he never reads anything that is not proper for him to see. ' Advertised Letters. A few days ago was mentioned in your evening paper the matter above mentioned but the matter is even more grave than your simple state ment would infer. The advertising of the letters you spoke of was through pure shiftlessness nothing else a characteristic that has been our postmaster's wraith since his in duc;ion on the earthly stage. One of the letters; that to Leroy Evans, containing ten dollars. And who don't know Dock Evans Lar kin L. Evans. He and Brooke Bow er were on the first route out of Plymouth and have been on a route ever since ten years. Then too John Kinney has been on a route several years. Another point that makes the blunder strong and inex cusable is the fact of Mr. Evans be ing so well known, having lived at "Oakland farm" one and one half miles west of Plymouth for forty years or more and he and the post master were boys together and in timate acquaintances always. Then hold up his letters and advertise them. It is not a matter of incom petence but pure and unadulterated shiftlessness. Now brother patrons, what shall we do in the matter, have him fired out or elect the congress man again and have him reappoint ed? Which? Patron. To Reduce Campaign Expenses. There are two ways to lessen campaign expenses. One is to require by law every voter to go to the polls on election day, failure to do so un der normal conditoins being made punishable by fine. The other is to prohibit anyone exercising any sort of persuasion to induce an unwilling or indifferent voter to go to the polls. The latter method would be preferable of the two. It would save large sums of money usually expend ed for conveying voters to the place of holding elections. A voter who feesl no interest in the determination of questions of public importance, decided by elections, can hardly be considered especially fitted for pass ing on gc vernrr.ental problems. South Bend Times. A Runaway Team. As Howard Hill was driving on the street west of the court house Friday afternoon, one side "of the wagon tongue came loose and fell down. The team was frightened and began to kick and run, and the wag on striking the curb in front of Haag's grocery store threw Howard out. The team ran across the Van dalia track where the wagon upset, the box falling on Harry Hill of this city, who was in the wagon, go ing home with his cousin. He was considerably bruised, but not ser iously injured. Howard's head was cut and he was stunned for a time. The team broke loose from the wag on when it upset and ran home. They Iwere not much hurt; so that taken altogether it was fortunate for men and team. GA1N'S AFFIDAVIT. State of Indiana( s s . Marshall County ( STATE OF INDIANA ON THE RELATION : In tho Marshall Circuit Court OF FRANCIS EDIT ARD GARN V. 1 VILLIAJi G. HENDRICKS. INFORMATION.' i T Comes the State of Indiana on the relatioii of Francis Eduard Garn, relator in tho above entitled causef being duly sxrorh, says, he is the relator in the above entitlod cause and that he cannot have a fair and impartial trial thereof in tho Couxity of Marshall for tho reason that the defendant is an editor and putllisher of a news paper in said County, Plymouth Tribune, and that th6 defendant has an' undue influence over the citizens of daid comity. 6 FRAlfclä E. GARN. Subscribed and sxrorii to before mo this 25t!h day of July, 1906. JOHN R. JONES. A Peru Fish Story, A buncn of Peru fishermen, runs a tale in the Rochester Sentinel, said to be Lou Bair, Sam Strauss and Bert Nelp, struck a great streak of luck at the Tippecanoe river recent ly. They went to the river for a week's outing and had an agreement to do their own cooking the first cook to be selected by "drawing cuts" and thereafter the one who caught the most fish, to be cook un til another failed to land anything in a half da's casting. They started in all right and Nelp lost out at drawing lots and had to assume the duties of cook until Bair and Strauss came in empty handed from a fishing period. The two hopeful Peru Irish men started out gleefully, with fine rods and plenty of baits and hooks. They had. been in the water casting but a short time when a hungry bass hit the wogglebug on one of the lines -and made a dash with it which jerked the rod out of the fisherman's hand and ran into deep water with it. Here was a calamity. Prospect good for a fine catch and plenty of hooks and bait, but no line. Also the distress of turning cook by fail ure the first day. Just which of the two fisherman it was could not be learned but he was a resourceful ang ler, made of Izak Walton stuff, and an idea struck him that won. He waded ashore took off his trousers, tore his shirt tail into narrow shreds and on each shred tied a fish hooK until he had violated the law by twenty-three excessive hooks. Each hok he baited with a minnow and waded out into the stream. When he had reached midstream he felt hings jerking at his shirt and frantic fish fanning his Apollo-like legs with their fins and lashing him with their tails, and he turned to go ashore. In this he almost failed as the fish pu down on that Julius Falk gingham like payments on a Peru factory lot. But he finally got ashore with his load and after throwing back all the fish under six inches long, as the law provides, he had forty pounds and seventeen ounces of fine bass and thereby easily dodged the cooking stunt. Opportunity and Honesty. Governor John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, in a recent article setting forth the evil of living simply to amass money, has a word to say to the young man about opportunity. It. has often been said," he writes, "that the opportunities for the young man are as good today as ever th-y were in the history of the world, arid t heartily agree with that idea. When I was a young man I thought that if I had come to Minnesota in 1854 1 would have had better opportunities thaw I did have, but it was a mistak en idea of youth," Governor John son says that character is the most desirable thing in the world and the foundatoin for all true success, and that all the money in the world can not buy an honest man. He makes an appeal to boys to aim always to be achieving something and to be honest in every effort. t uIt is hon esty," he says "that makes men rail way managers and bank presidents, and there never was such a demand for honest men in the world as there is today." Mint nnd Onion Carnival. Farmers of Wolfe lake will hol J a mint and onion carnival August 10 to celebrate the gathering of an unusually large crop. Hon. B. F. Shively, of South Bend, will speak. ( ( : AFFIDAVIT ( : A Great Lecture. Dr. Frank Edwards of Dayton, O., tborn in Freetown, Africa, a gradu ate of Otterbrin University, and a Student in a ' 'medical college from which he will graduate' in another year, is now twenty-four years old. He is preparing himself for mission ary work in his native country and gave a lecture on Africa at the U. B. , church Sunday evening, that ought to have been heard by every man and woman in Plymouth. Duraig the past forty years we have heard lectures by bishops, re turned missionaries, learned profes sors and travelers and we have no hesitancy in saying that it was the most' interesting and instructive lec ture of its kind that we ever heard. Those who listened to the lecture got an insight into African charac ter, manners and customs that will give them something to think about. The dark continent is one of the richest on the globe and many of its tribes possess natural abilijy that may in the future make them leaders in the world of science and culture. The speaker exhibited many curi os charms and idols, as well as cloths and domestic articles, illustra ting the work, superstitions charac teristics and ideas of various tribes. The lecture was replete vith infor mation from beginning to end and was delivered in a manner that made it interesting from start to finish. Xhoso! who heard it felt that Africa is spen to be the great missionary and educational field of the world. Finds His Bride a Widow. After an absence of forty-two years, three of which he spent in the service of the confederate army as private, and the subsequent thirty nine years in a northern penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence for murder, Anderson Pittman, a veteran 65 years of age, has returned to Georgia to find his wife the wid ow of another man. ' The wife waited and watched for him from whom she parted as a young bride, and when he did not re turn after the war she heard that he was killed in the battle of Chicka niauga and mourned him as dead. After a period of mourning she was won by a sturdy mountaineer. They were happy together for a long time until he was slain by moon shiners. She then moved to Car tersville. Pittman states that as he was re turning "after the surrender" he met a northern officer with whom he got into a quarrel, and killed him. He was tried by a civil court, con victed, sentenced to serve a life sen tence in a federal prison and was pardoned only last week. When he went back to the home of his wife, known as the widow of another, she did not recognize him, though he did her at first, and whispered "Sarah." She finally recognized him, tind they are now living in Cartersviile on their uninterrupted honeymoon, bridged by a lapse of two score years. No Gambling in Saloons. The St. Joseph county commission ers have issued a new order relative to the isuance of liquor licenses, which they say will be strictly enforc ed in the future. Applicants for li censes must appear in person before the county commissioners when they file their bonds and must make oath to the effect that they will conduct their places properly and that they will not permit slot machines or any other gambling devices in their saloons. September Term, 1906 FOR CHANGE FR0U THE - COUNTY. Our High National Credit. - ' Before the last session of cong ress the 2 per cent Panama canal bonds could not be marketed at par, pr if they could have been the secre try of the treasury did not think it wise to take the risk of offering them and finding no takers, j Now the $30,000,000 offered recent ly have been sought many times over at prices above par and the gov ernment will realize from 103.94 to J03.96 as Hhe average price of the lot - -; ' ! This does not mean that the credit of the government is any better than it was before the late session of congress. Probably its credit is about what it has been for the last four or j5ve years. 1 The reason why these 2 per cent bonds command more now than they would have commanded a year ago if they had been put on the market !s because the original act authoriz ing them did not make them avail able as security for national bank notes, whereas during the last ses sion congress made them so receiv able. . Bonds which can be used to secure bank circulation are more valuable than those which can not be used for hat purpose. They are more valua ble to national bankers who wish to issue circulation, but not to other .people. Two per cent government bonds are worth more proportionally to th ese bankers than bonds bearing a higher rate of interest because cong ress has directed that notes may be issued on the security of such bonds to their full face value provided the bonds are at par in the market, whereas riMes can be issued to the amount of only 90 per cent of the face value of other government bonds. Congress originally made this dsenmination in order to make 2 per cents command par in the market and now it ftiust treat all 2 per cents alike. Child' Labor Nonsense. Addressing the association of offi cial labor statisticians in Boston, Governor Guild said it was becoming more imperative that legislation af fecting industry should be uniform throughout the country. By way of explanation he said: "Healthy competition between New England and Georgia is impossible as long as textiles spun and woven by adults in the north are forced to compete with textiles woven by lit tle children in the south." Labor by little children in factor ies is highly objectionable, but not for the reason suggested by Gover nor Guild. That official is evidently a victim of the cheap labor fallacy which affects the labor organizations of the country and which has involv ed us in no end of bad legislation and commercial repression and folly. Grown men and women have no reason to fear the competition of lit tle children. The notion that they are in danger of ruin by cheap child labor is on the same intellectual level with the notion that they are in danger of ruin by cheap machine labor. Men who know enough to become governors of states ought to know .enough not to contribute to the spread of the mischievous cheap lab or delusiqn among people who have votes and power to do much harm in various ways but not intelligence enough to keep clear of pestilent .economic errors. Chicago Chronicle. Wild Cat on the Wire. The Butte office of the Butte Elec tric and Power Company received a telephone message Wednesday morning from some ranchman up on the Big Hole River stating that a pole supporting a line was burning and endangered the line. George K. Aitken, forman of con struction, and an assistant were sent out to investigate and put out the tire. About fifteen miles from Butte, on the Big Hole up from Divide, they saw the pole, which had been nearly consumed. The fire was smothered and then upon looking for the cause of the fire the linemen dis covered at the bottom of the pole the badly torn fragments of a wild cat or mountain lion, and at the top of the pole where it had become mixed with the wire, were the tail, the feet and a few other shreds of the cat. Either through curiosity or by be ing chased and frightened the wild cat had climbed up the electric pow er pole during the night and attemp ted to take refuge on the crossbar. The moment it touched the wires it created a short circuit' and got through its body the full 2,000 volts of electricity. That made a mess of the wild cat and set fire to the pole. The linemen brought a few claws to Butte as a souvenir of the cat's adventure. The Diamond Year, v Last year $35,000,000 worth of dia monds were imported into this' coun try.. In 1897 the imports were slightly less than $2,000,000. Nine years of prosperity mean seventeen times as much money spent for this article of luxury. Here is a whole history of American spending money in a nutshell. Diamonds make up normally from two-thirds to seven-eights of our imports of jewelry. Las year the jewelry imports reached a total of a little over $40,000,000. In the early '90s they ranged somew.tat under $15,00000 a year. In the hard times they fell to as low as $3,500,000. Since 1898 they have been steadily climbing upward from $10,000,000 to the present record figure. , The Kaffirs in the diamond mines of South Africa get $1.20 a day. There are five mines in the rich ter ritory , that yield from $17,000 to $42.000 worth of diamonds a day. The price of diamonds is "boosted" 5 per cent several times each year. The people of the United States in prosperous times buy upward of nine-tenths of all the diamonds bought in the world. The more they have the more they seem to want. The sermons in stones have not ceased to be available. Record Her ald. Rigid Meat Inspection. ; Secretary Wilson has announced the regulations governing the inspec tion of meat products. The best way to do a thing is to do it well, and if meats are to be examined the in specting should be done in a manner which leaves no room for doubt as to efficiency. The secretary has lhown that he is of similar opinion. Now, after he has investigated con ditions and drawn up regulations which he believes will be effective his plans are spoken of as being stringent. From some of the things said it might even be concluded that they are too much so. Isn't that consistent? Yet, no matter what j ideas may be advanced in some quar ters, Secretary Wilson has made ex cellent rules and they are to be put in effect. - Killed on Railroad. David Warren, rj Burket, employ ed by the Pennsylvania railroad, met a horrible death at Winona Lake at 7:30 o'clock Monday morning, while working at the new viaduct under the Pennsylvania tracks immediately west of the station. Warren was engaged at work on the north track of the road when a fr-ight train ap proached from the east. He stepped over to the south track to get away from the train and as he did so the construction train on the south track backed down on him. Warren was knocked down and fell across the rails. i Before the train could be stopped several cars and the engine had passed over his body, mangling him beyond recognition. New Field for Tom Taggart -Thomas Taggart, national Demo cratic chairman, is negotiating for the purchase of hotel properties at Excelsior Springs, Mo., and for a pleasure resort in Mississippi, and it is understood that he proposes to de velop these properties and make them the equal of French Lick. It is said by friends of Taggart that Gov ernor Hanly ha;made it impossible for a pleasure resort to be carried on in Indiana along the lines he de sires, but whether the negotiations for outside properties means that he is to abandon the state is not cer tainly known. Unearths Old Law. Charles Hanna, a prominent young attorney of Winamac, has found an old law which requires the judges of the circuit court to examine the of fice of the county circuit clerk at the beginning of each term of court and to make a written and sworn report t othe board of county commission ers. The law was enacted by. the legislature of 1851 and went into ef fect Mav 6, 1853. Golden Wedding. Fifty years ago, July 31, 1856t George W. Baxter and Miss Harriet M. Shatto were united in maniage at Bourbon Indiana. George was at that time a young man, twenty-four years old, and his bride a few years younger. Many are the changes that have taken place in Marshall county drring the half century that has passed since that tunet and only a few of the sturdy residents, pio neeis of the county the strong men and noble women of that time, are living now. Five years after this marriage the civil war was beginning to indicate the fearful cost of men and money that would be necessary to preserve the union, and the young husband responded to his country's call. When the war was over he was home again and ever since that time he and his faithful wife have been helping to make Marshall councy one of the best in Indiana. Sunday, July 29, 190G at their home in Plymouth, Ind., scoces of relatives and friends gathered to congratulate them on the fact that they were still comparatively strong and well and that their hearts were as young and tender as on the wed ding day fifty years ago. Rev. I. S. Cleaver was present and made a nice address to the happy couple and assembled guests; an ex cellent wedding dinner was served at Albert's restaurant, four five-dollar gold pieces, some beautiful pieces of queenfsyare and other useful pres ents alonj" with a gold-headed cane for Mr. Baxter were given and the happy couple began the second half century of married l;fe with as bright prospects, as fifty years ago. The out of town guests were their sons Ed and John Baxter and their wives of Mishawaka; J. M. Enlen and daughter of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Vaughn of Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. James Triplett of Auburn; Miss Fay Shatto, Butler; Mr. ' and Mrs. Ben Blue, Mentone; Mrs. Jennie Davis, Wm. Lawrence and son and George McCoy, Bourbon; Mr, and Mrs. U. G. Davis, Chicago; Emanuel Boycr and wife of Koontz Lake; Mrs. Jen nie Lynch, Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Slough, South Bend. Ccrctiry Ch-77 in Chicr-o. Secretary Shaw passed through Chicago Thursday night on his way to Iowa,- where he intimated that he expects to deal a blow at socialism ind k among those present at the state convention Wednesday. "What do I think of the local sen atorial situation?" he said. "My boy you may say for me that I never felt better in my life. I do not attribute that state to the excellence of Chi cago air, however.' The Secretary having disposed in this summary fashion of politics. local state and national, settled him self comfortably in his chair in the 'Auditorium hotel and proceeded to demonstrate that his interest in pol itics was secondary by elucidating his views on art. Later on he turned his attention to socialism. It was plain that the secretary is looking forward with pleasure to the oppor tunity afforded by certain speaking engagements to eradicate a few germs in his home state. Prosperity Hurts Religion, Fred B. Smith of New York, an official in the international religious work department of the Y. M. C. A. delivered the baccalaureate address to the graduating class of the insti tute and training school of Chicago in the auditorium on the camp of the institute at Geneva lake Sunday. Mr. Smith spoke of three great dangers to the religious life of this cvountry. One is the frequent rep- ition of the gospel message, by its very familiarity breeding indifference in the methods of the many. The second, in the incessant chase for pleasure the tendency to turn the world into a "house of mirth." The third is the prevailing prosperity of the nation. If the Americans can lold and develop their religious life together with so much prosperity it will be something unprecedented in history. Summer Theology. , Summer schools are not places where much deep thinking is done. as a rule. The. persons in attendance though of mature years and serious Vurpose, find the weather and sur roundings so conducive to rest and the lighter enjoyments of life that they are likely, in spite of them selves, to drift along with the least ossib!e intellectual exertion. They listen with mild interest to lectures on the special subjects on which they are seeking light, and no doubt ac quire a certaic amount of informa- ion without intense thought. At all events, whatever ideas "stick" may be regarded as so much gained. Peter Larson's Fur.trrL The funeral of Peter Larson at Donaldson Sunday afternoon, was one of the largest ever held in that section of country. Mr. Larson had been for more than a quarter of a century the ac knowledged Swede leader of that section of Marshall county and was known and respected throughout the county. Many of Plymouth's busi ness men were present at the funeral services which were held in the Swede church at Donaldson. Ser mons were preached in the Engiish and Swede languages.