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IHTIDRICKS 8t COMPANY TELEPHONE No, 87. OPFI CB Bissel! Building. croer Laporte anc Center Street. Ente. 4 at the Poetocc at Plymouth, In- ciana ae acoood-claM nutter. Plymouth, In'dL, September 26, 1907. If you want an interurban railroad that will be worth something to the people of Center and North town ships do not 'block the way by vot ing a tax that will prevent the build ing of a road by men who want the road to go where it will do the most good to the community. Vote against the tax in the interest of promoters only. 3 J . . I ? Da flot forget the ta!frbad''electKn Saturday, October 5. The men who I want the road and the voters who can be bought to vote for the tax .. , , will all be out, and the honest men tax -should not allow the tection to go 'by default because they think very tew men will vote tor sucn a tax. Go to the polls and vote a id see that your neighbor votes. a & The paid advertisements and other articles which the promoters of the proposed trolley line are having in serted wherever they can get them should not weigh against such disin terested arguments as those of Hon. Daniel McDonald and other good cit izens, who are working for the in terest of the. people. Go to the polls Saturday, October 5, and vote for the interests of the people of your town ship and not for money in the pock ets of promoters. , - Ji ' Taylor for Governor. Wm. L. Taylor of Indianaoolis. -.f,o, ciA- t. I -attorney genera' of Indiana, has I ex announced that he is a candidate for the nomination for governor on the Republican ticket. Harry S. New, Congressman Overmyer, the United States marshal, the district an'd coun a . i . . . . . ly cnairman at Indianapolis, and a number of other leading politicians endorse his candidacy and pledge him a solid delegation from Marion coun ty. It is also claimed that Taylor will have the support of the labor organizations of the state. He de clares that sftate institutions for the cure of cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases can be built and) state taxes reduced. Eonoray an 'form will be the watchwords of h mpaign for the nomination, and it is appar ent that he will 'be a formidable can didate, even with James E. Watsoo and Charles W. Miller pitted against him. Fremont Goodwine and Lieu tenant Gov. Hugh Hi. Miller are ex pected to enter the race and there will perhaps be others. In the con vention' it will be the field against Charley Miller of Goshen. If his nomination can be prevented on the first or second , ballot his opponents believe that combinations can be made that will give the nomination to some other candidate, perhaps a dark horse. Indiana Leads in Onion Growing. According to the onion crop report for September, Noble county, Indi ana, stands first as to the number ot bushels of onions raised in any one county in the United States thij year. An approximate estimate is given of 01,420 bushels for the coun ty while Orange county, New York, is second with 450,000 bushels, and Harden county, Ohio, third with 4l2t 000 bushels. This shofws what she ditch laws have doae for Noble coun ty, as the lowering of the lakes trib utary to the headwaters of Elkhart and Tippecanoe rivers , made those lands choice onion growir.j soil while thousands of acres are yet un reclaimed. Soven Candidates Listed. Joseph Reilly, secretary of the Democratic state committee, who is keeping tab on the Democratic as pirants for governor, made two fresh chalk marks Thursday. These marks stand for two rw gubernatorial pos sibilities Mont Hathaway, of Wina mac, former member of the Demo, catic state committee, and J. W. Boehne, mayor of Evansville. "There are now seven candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor," said Mr. Reilly. Thev are Samuel Ralston, of Lebanon; L. Ert Slack of Franklin; Tom Mar shall, of Columbia City; Mont. Hath away", of Winamac; Richard! K. Er win of Decatur; Mayor Boehne, of Evansville. Hall Caixvs is Aroused, . Insisting that he is still in his prime, Hall Caine calls his press agent in this country, Sherman Dan by, an "unmitigated liar" in a letter which Danby has received at Atlanta, Ga., Dan'by's enterprising work in eettiner oiblicity for Caine's "The Bondman" when had its first per formance in this country at St. Louis got him into trouble. Da:rty sent out a statement to the press to the effect that "The Bond man" had been written when Caine was in his prime, fifteen years ago " and asserteVl that since that time the Englishman's writing had deterior ated into a discussion of the degen eracy of the Eait Ena of London. To prov this he referred to Caine's new version of "The Christian." The cables carried the story to England, and Mr. Caine in response stnt a scorching letter to Danby. He says Darfty is in total ignorance of the things he spoke of. The fiftieth -anniversary of the or ganization of the diocese of rort Wayne Roman Catholic hierarch wis celebrated: alt Fort Wayne Sunday, Bishop Aler-ding officiating. The territory in the Fort Wayne see embraces all Indiana north of Marion count, and includes 17,430 square miles, a Jerritory so vast that the work of directing its affairs is strenuous. There are 131 secular priests and 71 priests of religious or ders, making 202 in all. There are 110 churches with resident pastors and 42 missions with churches. There ig one university which is known the world over Notre Dame. There are also 2 seminaries and 13 academies. Eighty-two of the churches have par ochial schools with a total attend ance of 15,400. There are two or- Phan asylums, one for boys at Lafay ette and one for girls in Fort Wayne. There are two old people's homes, one . at Avjlla, and, one at Lafayette, an. - l twplvi In n;ri tat are irrffssf ullv -,'..- r maintained in this' diocese. Since this: diocese was created fifty u years ago four men have held the of- ficc of bishoP- First was the Rt' Rev. John Henry Uuers, D. D. He ...... . -o, . Strrcken with apoplexy while walk- ing to the railroad station. The Rt. Rev. Joseph Dwenger was the sec ond bishop and 'he remained in office until January 1893. Bishop Dwen ger has to his credit the founding of Notre Dame and the establishment of several diocesan schools. The third bishop was the Rt Rev. Joseph Rademacher and he held his office until June 1900, when Bishop Alerd- ing was ordained by Archbishop El der of Cincinnati. Rev. Father Tremmel and James Hanes attended the services Sunday. A chorus of 20 voices was led by Rev. Simon Yenn, the former pastor of I St. Michael's church, in this city. Denies WomanTs Story of Murder of GoebeL Cant. Cassius Marshall Sandford, only son of the late John Sandford, of Covington, Ky. who was referred to in the affidavit of Mrs. Lulu Wil- m mm mm a hams Llark, regarding the uoeoei murder, as "John Sandford and as , . ' . 0 naving Deen present in ine oiaic in house at Frankfort when Governor Gocbel was killed, has issued a posi tive d;nial of everj one of the state-J ments, through his attorney, Charles Strong, of New York. Captain SarfJIr iora, wno is now living in iew x uric, after a residence of eight years in China and the Philippines, said: "Every one of the statements of Mrs. Clark is absolutely false. I never knew her (Mrs. Clark or Ger trude King, to whom it is sai that I paid attention', or Turner Igo or any one eise mentioned in me amuavii. At the time of the killing of Gover nor Goebel, February 8, 1900, I was in the Philippines on business, living with a number of army officers, by whom I can prove my residence there at that time "Subsequently I entered the Philip- HHP- ir of pine constabulary. I resigned commission in March of this yea my own accord and have since been in business in the city of New York. I have never been connected in any way with the Goebel murder nor known anything about it. I shall glatlly appear in court at any time or place to refute ihese falsehoods." Secretary Root's Journey. Secretary Root's trip to Mexico is a proceeding in keeping with the pol icy that led to his South American tour last year. It is something en tirely new in our national adminis tration methods for so immediate a representative of the President as his secretary of state to visit foreign governments, but it is undoubtedly a departure from precedent that has been and will be productive of good board of health notes, with some sur in various ways. prise and with urgent warning, that When Mr. Root visited Rio Janeiro typhoid fever and diphtheria, twoma and other South American capitals lignant enemies of mankind, werq there was more or less uneasiness in unusually prevalent. The report docs those countries lest the United States had in mind aggressive movements that would trespass on the rights of the southern republics. Nothing could have been further from the fact but it took the statesmanlike course of the secretary to remove the im pression. His visits and his speeches smoothed down asperities and great ly improved our relations with those countries. With Mexico the United States has long been on the most friendly terms, and no diplomatic proceedings to insure peace are necessary there. Nevertheless, the influence of such a visit will be good. The journey will serve to emphasize the regard of the administration for President Diaz and will no doubt make due impres sion on hostile political elements among the Mexicans. Indianapolis Star. Shot, But Saved His Company $500. Fred B. Ballou treasurer of the Cascaden-Vaughan Company, of Waterloo, la., was shot, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, while driving to the factory, to pay off the men. Two men, both masked, stepped out of th brush in front of the horse near the ball park, and, leveling a gun at him, bade him s'top and be silent. Ballou grabbed fiis whip and struck the horse. At the same time a rcb ber shot him in the right breast. v Though fainting from pain and loss of blood, Ballon whipped up his horse and drove a quarter of a mile farther to the factory, saving $500 he had in his pocket. The place of the holdup is at the junction of Cedar river and Black hawk creek. The road is graded high on the river side, and the highway men scrambled down, and, taking a boat previously moored there, row ed across the stream to an island. The entire police force and a pos'se surrounded the island where the rob bers were supopsed to be, but dark ness came on arid! they were not found. w - 5 AGAINST THE PEOPLE AGAIN. MetsKer and tils Dog-fennel Sheet. is Favofino tue subsidy Gran. Mctskcr, the unholy, has again taken up arms against the people of Plymouth, for hire. Never has this reprobate sided with the people of this community in dealing with the affairs and questions that vitally-concern them.- , ; On the question of granting the Snoeberger franchise, he had the audacity to tell the council that they should ignore the de sires of the people, and do as he little Metsker wished; all of which wishes were paid for by Shoeberger's gold. Ö J? Now, after standing on the fence for awhile, and looking for $ I II. ! s -J iL ...L.! J. . 4 . L . L. I i i g- a Duuuic in regdru with the Interurban 8 cents per line for every line that he publishes, which will further the interests of the Interurban company, and by false statements norhanc nAco flip ttnwarv in Jflo fnr rfranfinrt lUo mkcisJtr Jj JJVIIIUS? Ii iviuviw vi ix unifui j iiv vvv ivi iuiiiiii HIV 0JkU3ljy The Tribune was made the same offer by the Interurban t 4nmrom nc tiac Kion falcon arlwaniario rf Kf Mofclfot V4a liit i5 VV14 lJUI Ijr U9 I IUJ uvvu U the letter on hie in this office. We turned the proposition down. j Why? Because we have had not our own interests in view, but rj Ä :8 IÖ those of our fellow ter townships, whom 17 heavy, fruitless tax. Only last week the Independent , stated that the people of Center township would not vote such a tax upon themselves. Then the temptation, bribe, or what you may call it, came, and Saturday's issue of that paper contained two articles, telling the people why they should vote the tax. Monday's issue of the I fK ft ij same rag dedicates a column to the same rcyal cause. Tuesday night over half of his paper was taken up by a large display advertisement and two columns of ec itoriais. Again we say, "Down the subsidy tax." If the company will build the line, let them build it, but do not vote them $50, 000 of your hard-earned money. Do not force a tax upon the 200 property owners in the Inwood precinct, or upon the J J.; yhj if. widow, or other property owners who have (5 17 fhk nntinn k -mm r w mm m -wm m- w w Weather ankl Health. The August bulletin of the state not specify whether this increase is general or only the result of concen trated manifestations tf cither or. both the diseases, so it is a little dangerous to attempt any suggestion as to the cause. But if one may take into account the very unusual climat ic conditions that have prevailed all this year it might in a measure ex plain the prevalence of diphtheria, even if not of typhoid. The entire season up to the present has has been such as to debilitate the human system generally, and to induce such conditions as often result in typhoid fever. The report couples the frequency of bowel troubles, a condition of the digestive or alimentary organs which may induce typhord fever. The diph theria is perhaps more easily trace able to the weather conditions, be cause the throat isr easily affected by the harsh changes that prevailed in most of Indiana during August. It is not necessary to arrive at the con clusion that unsanitary conditions in general are the sources of the almost epidemic prevalence of the disease. Elkhart Review. Michigan's Fruit Prospects. The shortage of peaches in the Michigan fruit belt has run the price of that fruit to $2.50 to $3.00 a bush el in Benton Harbor. Factories are quiet, and less than one-fourth of thc usual amount will be canned this year. A stretch of about ten miles between South Haven and Covert is called the "plague spot." Every other house is deserted, the occupants hav ing been compelled to abandon their farms to avoid starvation. Most of these farms are merely fruit orchards killed by the unseasonable winter. Many of the peach orchards are en tirely ruined, andi it will be several years before another crop can be ex pected from young orchards. In hundreds of cases, owners of old or chards have not set out new ones, and prospects for the fruit belt are consequently very bad. C tT-ÜT. V. WT - iu iiic auuMuy kjx, nc company for so many mvi t ui iuv vri hJj citizens and farmer friends we do not wish to see ' i Indiana is Second in Wagon Industry Indiana ranks second among the States of the Union in the manufac ture of carriages and wagons. Its output in 1905, the year .for which the manufacturing census was taken, was valued at $15,228,3137. Ohio leads Indiana by a little; less than $1,000,000. New York comes third and Michigan fourth. The, greatest increase in the value of products be tween the censuse of 1000 and 1905 is shown for Indiana, the gain being $2,567,120. Each of eight cities re ported products valued a; $2,000,000 to over $6,000,000. These . cities were Cincinnati, St. Louis, South Bend, Ind.;. New York, Chicago, Racine Columbus and Indi anapolis. In the manufacture of fam ily and pleasure carriages, Ohio ranks first and Indiana second. Indiana produced 178,962 such carriages. One-seventh of all the wagons manufactured irt he United States were made in Indiana. The output of wagons in the State ' during the census year was 92 893. Indiana rank ed fourth in the manufacture of steam railroad cars. The value of this output in 1905 was $24,551,301. Hearst is Not Candidate. In an interview published at New York, William Randolph Hearst takes occasion to deny that he is- a candidate for the presidency. He says: "I am not a candidate for the preV idency on the Independent League ticket or any other ticket, and I can not conceive of any conditions un der which I woulvf be willing to be come a candidate." This determination, he adds, "is not because of any feeling of pique or disappointment at the result of the late election. I am well satisfied to be a private citizen arid to labor through the league, and through the election for others to promi e the principles I believe in. I dislike hdding office, and I dislike particu larly 'being placed in a position where the sincerity of my principles can be questioned through campaign ing for some office that I do rot want, and! that 1 would only consent to hold through t sense of public duty, as I would serve on a jury. VT - VT WT- r. lr. Up (0 to to to to fy W I (7 er I iic uidue a contract hundred lines, at five 9 ry I - i . t ' IVWIWI fl , liaVV Qi I C I in North and Cen- & incumbered with a W (e I 1 I (J fi ... Q 8 fT g- r no voice in deciding Ji U? ajj 't I J1 m- v Disbarment Proceedings. " The attention of the St. Joseph county bar and of attorneys all over the State is centered in disbarmtnt proceedings against former State's Attorney George A. Kurtz, which were opened in the Circuit court Monday before Special Judge Lon Vail, of Goshen. Ind. A soecial ren- ire of thirtv iuror wa raW anrf the entire day was exhausted in au mftr tr. ntit '. n , Tv one of few in the State, and is the first of its kind in St. Toseoh countv. Atnmpv on Koth c:,c i.v .X.nt months in .making preparations, and the legal battle will be bitterly fought on both sides. The prosecu tion consists of Francis E. Lambert, Fred C. Gabriel and William G. Cra- bill. The defendant is represented by Charles P. Drummond, County Attorney Fred Woodward and Archi bald G. Graham. Senator Beveridge and Bride Reach "0me- United States Senator A. J. Bever- ideg of Indiana and Mrs. Bereridge were passengers on the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm II, which arrived, at New York Tuesday. Senator Bev- endge was married at Berlin on Aug. m . TTI : nu J l . f I 1 l T,; , y' aiUni" ,01 . uuy, mSl cucur u. inc Amerrcan legation at uernn. senator ueveriage, at a uanquet on tne steam ship on: Monday night, said Germany and the United States were the lead ing nations of the world and were led by the two greatest rulers in the world. One Apple Tree, 78 Varieties. Luther Burbank has oresented the TT-:..,:.. t -n-r - i uiiivcisii hi vaiiiuiuia wti.il A of annles containing seventv-thre different varieties, all grown on the same tree. This remarkable produc- tion of one tree is the result of sev eral " years' experimenting by Bur bank. The tree was grafted upon trom ine tim-e n was a mere sapling The apples were exhibited by Dr. r . .? " Tordan hefore hi cla4 tn hioloirv. and there were applesi of all sizes and orv1rr lenlavPff Snmc nf th annl :,,, ,u ... , .t are fine eating, while others are small! " -r r- ana noi marnc-iauic. 1 i-t.1- Harry Ault Escapes from Tuscola JaiL The recent jail delivery ?t Tuscola, 111., has a strange story. Harry Ault, the chief mover in the delivery, was held for murder, and his trial was set for the October term of court. He had been a prisoner for a year, hav ing been transferred from the Lans ing (Kas.) prison on his written con fession that he was the murderer of Edward Stillions, a railroad agent, at Galton. Illinois, in 1902. A few weeks ago Ault succeeded in working the combination lock n his niirlit 'Heiner iinnhllf &n fP 'the' dlSC. and a few weeks ago his efforts were w-- " ' . . .- wawww. " fj intervened at the time of his discov ery of the combination of the lock to prevent escape, an'd he called the at tention of the sheriff to what he termed the turnkey's carelessness in failing , to lock the door,' saying it was tne second or :tnira trmetne turnkty had failed to lock him in, but, although tlie opportunity for him to escape was Terfdily at hand, it was his desire to be tried, and he wished the sheriff to note his behav ior as a prisoner. He so impressed the sheriff that the turnkey was dis charged. A prisoner reports that Ault work ed for months before he was able to solve the combination, and that he was deterred from telling the sheriff through fear of death at Ault's hands. Ault also made a rope from the bed bhnkets, which he dusted at frequent intervals with pepper, which he also used as a preventive against pursuit Qlby bloodhoundst which began to sneeze as soon as tney caugnt tne trail. In addition to" the combination lock the door of ezch cell is locked near the center with a heavy key. Ault constructed a duplicate of wood, znd then, by melting the solder from tin cups by means of a small gasoline stove, he used this solder in con structing a metal key; melting it by an electric globe, and using the elec tncity in providing the necessary Vi kl f f fr .m t rvrr Via caIIpt HPh t c key gave him the freedom of the cor rrdor. and when a sufficient number t bricks were removed from the wall to permit the passage of his by J In body, the ground could be reached means of the improvised rope. order to carrv out his olan of eseane. Ault obtained ouarters for a 1 w " v time on the first floor, and lateT he was transferred to the second, on his plea that he was afraid the other prisoners would assault him, and he had incurred t their displeasure. All this time the other prisoners report that Ault was in possession of a re j volyer, with which he assure! them I the ' first man betraying him would be killed. The murder of Stillions has always been shrouded in mystery, and the story of Autt is believed by only a few persons. It is now thjought that he will never be recaptured, an'd that the crime will, go v down in history unsolved. Indianapolis News. Two Millers in the Race, A special from Indianapolis says there was a meeting at the state house Monday afternoon which broke loose the floodgates of gossip and caused an inundation of talk. Lieut. Gov. Hugh Th. -Miller, just j back from Canada, called on Gov, I TT 1 3 1 ' . 1 I iianiy, ana in me private recesses o the chief executive's inner sanctun i . ... ... I they talked aTout sometnmg or otn ef. This visit accentuated the belief, already widely prevalent, that if Gov T T -i n 1 irA tr. tVimiir 4 trn it Vile I choice for eovernor. he would hi i jar plexus. It is known that Miller thinks a heap of Hanly. As the politicians view the Repub lican gubernatorial race it is raprdly resolving itself into a battle royal be tween Charles W. Miller and James E. Watson with three men William E. Taylor, Fremont Goodwine and Hugh Th.' Miller hoping to be the rduary legatee in case Watson or ier kiii eacn otner on. ine lat indication is that there will likely be almost as bi a row between the 1 residuary legatees as between the original heirs, so to speak. It is stil believed that as soon as Hugh Th Miller can' familiarize himself with the Poltical situation as il has dvel oped since he-went to Canada, he will make a formal rnnouncemen that he is a candidate. Must Give Up Fraternities. The members of the Marion schoo board mailed to all parents having boys in the high school a circular let ter embodying the act of the last leg mm. P lsiature orontfming traternities in hJgh schools, together with a resolu I tion adopted -by the board urging the strict enforcement of the act This action on the part of the board is regarded as sealing the doom of I high school fraternities in Marion French Phrsiaue Inferior. Henry A. Barker, the English bloodless sin geort, who demonstrat-d hl5 methodr n New yorWf has gonc to Paris, with' the intention of plac ing his services gratuitously at the disposal of the poor Vfuring the finai week of his honeymoon. He said that the French struck him as physically inferior to the Ameri cans, judging by the appearance of I the inhabitants of Paris and New York- He addcd that he had noticed a remarkable large proportion of i "footed persons among the Pans- ans and man cripple and cases of n . "Pfble Jreatment W manipulation instead of surgical op erations. Mr. Barker is uncertain whether he will continue to use his' method; in Paris, even without charging fees, as he does not possess a French di- Ploma rrst nf it . . . . lac wccKiy inoune, ine largest , nmner :n tn(k rnunrv Vr I r-r- - -J i iiro ner vear. w y ' Fatal Duel is Fought in a French Tramcar. An Italian 'named Vivani and a Spaniard named Loqueta fought a duel in an electric tram car in Mar seilles last weekt and Viviani was killed. The two men were alone in the car, which was running to Marseilles rom an outlying suburb. They were Miscussing bull fiVhting, when the Italian expressed his opinion in strong language of the brutality . of the national Spanish sport. Loqueta, who was f urious, struck him in the face, and the Italian chal lenged him to fight. "Certainly, but ft must be here and now," answered Loqueta. "We can not both of us be living when the car arrives at Marseilles." The two men stripped to the waist, and drew daggers. The conductor at tempted to preven the duel, but Vi viani threw him bodily off the" car, which was -traveling at full speed. Lo queta and1 Viviani then fought des perately until Viviani fell stabbed to the heart. It was not until the driver noticed blood at his feet, and saw that it wa9 running from beneath 'the door of the car that he was aware of what had happened. He then attempted to return to pick up the conductor, but Loquetta threatened him with the dagger, and compelled him to drive on into Mar seilles. When they entered the town the Spaniard made a dash for safety, but the driver shouted to two policemen, and the duelist was promptly arrest ed. Butler Wants it Straight, "If Bryan is a Democrat I am not,' said former Senator Matthew C. But ler, of South Carloina. "Mr. Bryan has injected too much populism and other things into the Democratic par ty. This talk of government owner ship of railways, initiative and refer endum, and the like, have, no busi ness in the talk of Democracy, for it is no more Democracy than6ther Populistic and Socialistic doctrines If Bryan is nominated and the Re publicans select some strong, conser vative man, there will certainly be a slump in the South in favor of the Republicans if the nominee is T.ift or Hughes, or any other strong man who is known as a conservative. "It I were to pick the two candi dates for the Republicans and the Democrats I would pick Senator Eu gene Hale, of Maine, and Gray, of Delaware. There is no man in the United! States more competent to manage the affairs of this govern ment than Senator Hale. "While it may.seem extraordinary I insist that the Republican's could pick no more able man than Hale for the presidential nominee, but of course I know they will not do it Neither do I believe the Democrats will select Gray for their candidate But if they nominate Bryan I will vote for Taft or whoever t else, of a conservative type, (he Republicans may select as their nominee." Returns to Orphanage. Irving Hackman, a lad of 10 years, was returned to the Brightside or phanage at Plymouth Monday by an officer, the lad having run away from that institution . five weeks ago and having been employed in the con struction camp of the Chicago-New York Air line north of Westville, where he did duty as a messenger boy. Five weeks ago young Heckman and a lad named Royal Southard ran away from the Plymouth institution arid made their way to the construc tion camp on the Air line. There they sought and were given employ ment by a Greek contractor. Last week the contractor finished his job and rather than keep the Hackman boy, the Southard lad having return ed to the orphanage, away from school, reported the case to Julia E. Work, matron of the Plymouth insti tution, the latter asking that the lad be sent back to the orphanage. The boy gave as his reason for leaving the orphanage that he was ill fed and ill treated. He after ad mitted that the ill treatment accord ed him was the result of a violation of the rules and regulations of the institution.Laporte Argus' Bulletin. Finds Valuable Manuscripts. Vellum manuscripts for which an thrapological experts have been hunting for teni years, have been un earthed at Boncroft library, Univer sity of California, by Prof. Henry Morse Stephens. The documents are valued at $50,000 and are wanted by the government because , they supply the only authoratative account of the early history of the states of the southwest. The parchment volumes were completed by Gov. Carondelet, the last French governor of the ter ritory of Louisiana They were wide ly sought as they would be invalu able for research work in the his tory of the Louisiana purchase. When last heard of the manuscripts were in Havana, whither Gov. Car ondelet had taken them oi his way back to, France. There they disap peared. Convict Cuts off His Hand. Dared to show his nerve, Albert E. Peverette of South Bend, serving a term for the Richland, Mich., bank robbery in the Marquette prison, picked up a piece of glass and cut off his left hand. This fact came out in an investigation now being con ducted at Marquete for the purpose of learning the truth of the alleged cruelties practiced in the prison. Ac cording to Peverette he could no longer stand the abuse, and when he was told to prepare himself for an other beating he replied that he would cut off one of his hands be fore he would submit to further ill treatment. Jeered at by the keeper, he promptly carried his threat into execution. Goebel's Murderers. Turner Igo, of Fanners, Rowan county, Kentucky, is charged with the killing of Governor William Goe bel, of Kentucky, in an aludavit filed by Mrs. Lulu Clark, which was pub lished exclusively by the Richmond (Ind.) Evening Item Saturday. In Mrs. Clark's affidavit, which was tak en at Indianapolisor. April 11, 1907, in the law offices of ex-Governor W. S. Taylor, of Kentucky, she says that her maiden name was Lulu Wil liams, and she was born at Rothwell, Menifee county, but lived most of her life and at the time of Goebel's mur der her hotme was at Mount Sterling, Xy. She is a niece of Judge Frank Day, of Frerrchburg, Ky., and also oi James Williams of the same place. She has a cousin named Gertrude King, who lived at Maysville at the time of Goebel's murder. Miss) King was at that . time keeping company wpth John Sanford, oi Covington, Ky. Upon the day of the Goebel mur der the two girls went to Frankfort," Ky They started to enter the state house by the rear entrance and when on the steps a shot was fired. At the same time they noticed a man stand ing just inside the door whom they recognized as Sanford. In a minute a second man came running out of the building dressed like a mountain- eer and carrying a rifle. He ran to Sanford and said: "I got the " The man was recognized by the affiant as her friend, Turner Igo, of Farmers, Rowan county, Ky. Both men ran out of the building to a fence where Sanford gave a pair of shoes to Igo, who exchanged his boots for them. The men then dis appeared. The affiant states that Igo told her at the Mount Sterling depot on Janu ary 25, 1900, that he was going to kill Goebel and that she saw him af terwards at JefTersonville, Ind., and he reminded her that he had fulfilled his promise. She also says' that Sanfotd had told Gertrude King a few days prior to Goebel's murder that he intended to kill Goebel, saying "here is my, chance to get revenge. The legislat ure has met." , The Evening Item also published correspondence between Caleb Pow ers and the persons who secured the affidavit' and afterwards in.esti gated its allegations for verification show ing that the expenses of the infor mation gained were paid from the Powers defense fund thro.igh John Marshall, of the law firm of Gibson, Marshall & Gibson of Louisville, Ky The original correspondence of Pow ers and the copy of the affidavit are in the possession of that paper. Places for Alien Millions. In spite of the fact that immi grants are coming into this country at the rate of about lt200,000 a year, there are places for millions more. Tfiis is shown by the first report of mm ' Terence V. Powderly chief of the di vision of information of the bureau of imigration, established two months ago. Already information has been furnished that places can be provided for 256,000 men, women an'd children at wages ranging from $3 a week to $3.50 a day. Three states alone re port that 1020,000 settlers are needed on their lands. To distribute this in formation and locate immigrants where they are needed circulars will be sent to foreign lands, and placed on incoming ships and at the various seaboard ports. Agents of the immi gration bureau also will travel back and forth on the vessels and dissem inate the information among immi grants. There's No Peace in This. Apropos to the stories of arbitra tion of the telegraphers strike, and that President Roosevelt is to settle it, General Superintendent Brooks, of the Western Union company, says it will arbitrate, and adds "Further more, we will never again tolerate the conditions that existed before the strike. "The action of the tmion operators before the strike in deliberately in terfering with the business of the company and in abusing those who failed to join their organisation will never occur again in the operating rooms of the Western Union. There are 175 operators who were employ ed in New York city by this com pany prior to the strike who will never again secure work with the company." Council Mobbed at Whiting. The system of controlling council legislation at Whning is strenuous but it appears to be at least tempor arily effective. A mob of 500 citizens who objected to the proposed fifty years' franchise to the Hammond, Whiting & East Chicago Railway Company invaded he council cham ber, took possession, denounced the franchise, and chased the councilmen from the hall, pummeled them, and threatened to tar and feather then if they granted the tranchise Whit ing people evidently object to being dispossessed of their property with out due process of law. Prymcmth Uarkets. 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