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PLYMOUTH HP TM BUN ü Recorders' Office febo VOLUME VII PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1908. NO. 21 LETTER FROM NEW MEXICO CULVER WILL HAYES AND DAVAL PLEAD "GUILTY SIX PARTIES ARE AGAINST DITCH McFARLIN SEES NEGRO LYNCHING SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTEMPTS TO I MANY TRAINS COMMIT SUICIDE SNOWBOUND i REMONSTRATE BASKET BALL FORMER PLYMOUTH GIRL WRITES OF THE COUNTRY AROUND WAGON MOUND PLENTY OF RICH ELIGIBLE SPAN ISH YOUTHS. ' PRESENT REMONSTRANCE OF j BOTH ENTER PLEA OF GUILTY ONLY FIVE PERSONS BESIDES CITY OF PLYMOUTH FILE REMONSTRANCE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION OF YELLOW RIVER DITCH. MARSHALL COUNTY MAN RE TURNING rFROM TRIP TO CALIFORNIA WITNESS ED NEGRO LYNCH ING AT BROOK HAVEN, MISS. YOUNG MEN'S BIBLE CLASS OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BESTS METHODIST SUN DAY SCHOOL TEAM BY SCORE OF . 23 TO 19. TOLEDO, O., SALESMAN UN DER INFLUENCE OF LIQU OR PLUNGES KNIFE IN TO HIS THROAT WITH SUICIDAL IN TENT. NO TRAINS SOUTH ON LAKE ERIE FOR TWO DAYS SNOW IS 10 FEET DEEP ' RURAL MAIL CAR RIERS ARE BOUND. UNION TP., EXPIRES MCH. 1 ANOTHER WITH GOOD MAJORITY WILL BE FILED FRI DAY. TO CHARGE OF GRAND LARCENY WILL BE SENTENCED BE FORE THURSDAY. X 1 i I V r .J 1 " I: 4 -- a. 5" '. f I . i i ! ii 4 . 5 f M J.y fk 1 1 ti 1 f I ! - i I - OS It h evident that the residents of Culver and Union township, are well satisfied with the condition of things without liquor. After giving the town ship a "dry" administration at least nominally so, for two years, the citi zens have again arisen, and attached their names to a remonstrance that the township may be left in its pres ent condition for two years more. Cognizant of the fact that remon strances in other places, are being en dangered and lost by the fact that some signers are not legal voters, ex tra precaution is being taken in Union township, that every signature be that of a legal voter ,and that a wit ness besides the circulator of the re monstrance be present as a witness to each signature. Attorney Matthew of this city, re ceived word from the remonstrators Monday, that over 300 signatures have been obtained. Only 267 are necessary for a majority, the number of voters being pJired at 533, and this remonstrance be filed Friday, by which time th number of signers will be increaed. Prominent among the remonstrance circulators are, J. O. Ferrier, Louis C. Zechiel. George Kline, Walter Hand, C. V. Newman, and Austin Drukemiller. It is thought by residents of Cul ver, that after such' a strong remon strance is filed, that no contest will be made of the signatures. Everyone Knows Hannah Stuckman. Hannah Stuckman, the subject of this writing, was born February, 1838 and is now a few days more than 70 years of age, says the Milford Mail. This woman is known by every old citizen who has lived within a radius of Milford within the past fifty ears, and since she was a small child, has never been confined to her bud with sickness to exceed tour days at one time. She has no use for her opposite sex, atid the man has never been born who in any way could decoy her friendship and affection. Although a woman, she has a special estrange emnt for the kitchen and selects out door life. She has now reached the age when her physical strength ?s leaving, but for fifty years she was a Sampson in woman's attire. She "s without education and can neither read nor write never having gone to school a day in her life. At the age of sixteen she started out to make ler own living and has made it znd when sh dies will leave sufficient funds to pay all necessary expenses incurred. Fo- years she has performed every kind of work on the farm aside rom that which can be accomplished with horses. Potato digging and corn husking being her principal occupa tion. While she has lost much money by poor memory she in r.ow worth many hundreds of dollars. She pays no taxe, neither wis she ever assessed. She buys cheap clothing and all she can get for the noney and in some instances has her clothing made by some woman whom she is intimately acquainted with. Her father took sick some years ago and she was ready with her money and time to care for him, and when he died paid all he expenses. A"botit twenty-live years ago she joined the German Bapt:st church, and was baptized n Türk Creek southwest of New Paris' whci a rieeting was being held in the barn of Peter Whitehead and today, al though aged, seldom is absent from a communion meeting in her church, whether she takes part or not. Polit-cal Use of Centralized Power. Notirrg the specifications that the St. Louis Globe-Democrat makes as to the activity of Federal officehold ers in the First district of Missouri, the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin says, nothing is to prevent civil ser vice rules from being similarly ignor ed everywhere, and adds: The number of employes in the postal service alone is HO.OuO. The number in all the departments of the Federal executive civil service is 337,- 000. The quiet work of a body as large as this all oending their ener gies and influence to effect a certain political result would oppose a formid able obstacle to the attainment of the s, ontaneOtis desire of the people With the telegraph and telephone and railroad lines operated by the Gov ernment the army of federal em ployes would be multiplied many . times, and the potential menace,, to popular sovereignty would be peri lously strengthened. Municipal own ership projects, if carried into prac tice, would similarly perplex the prob lern of !.al popular government. Ten Mri Applied. To help the tnjmployed the city of Detroit decided to do some wint.. canal work that had been postpone '. to the spring because it could be mor: economically done then than now. Hut. as said, to give employment to those out of work, it was decided to open up operations and an advertise ment was put in the papers for 2,500 men to work on the job. Ten men applied. Frank Daval, charged with stealing a horse and buggy belonging to John Baker on Feb. 11th, was brought into court Monday afternoon and plead guilty to the charge of grand larceny. Upon being questioned by the court, he stated that hb true name was not Frank Daval but he wished to keep his true name a secret. He said he was 10 years of age, was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, had formerly lived in Kansas, bad been in this county for about six weeks. Both of his parents were dead, he had no friends;, whose names he could give the court, and had never been impris oned before. His plea of guilty was recorded by the court, but upon re quest of the deputy prosecuting attor ney Wm. Matthew, the court took the cr.se under advisement, and defer- ed sentence. Jesse Hayes charged wbh stealing $53 from the Phoenix owned by Chas McLaughlin, on Jan. 6th., also plead guilty to grand larceny. He stated that he was 20 years of age. Judge Bernetha took his sentence under ad visement, and stated that lie would pronounce their sentences by Thurs day of this week. Hgh School Boys art Swamped. The high school tcaix, or part of t rather, went to LaPorte Friday ev ening to play the team of that city. The Plymouth boys were snowed un der by a score of 44 to 8. Three of Plymouth's best players, Capt. Earl McLaughlin,' Harry Alexander and Gussie Kuhn were disqualified and not allowed to play. The local boys called the team the "Second team ' because most of the players were from the second high school team. Friday's game concluded rather gloomily, a good season's showing made by the Plymouth High School basket ball team. SAM MURDOCK TO SELL. Receiver to Dispose of Gas Plants in Four Cities. Plants of the Logansport and Wa bash Valley Gas company at Waba it, Pent ar:d Logansport will be sold soon b3' the receiver, Sam Murdock, of Lafayette, under order of court, and the company reorganized. There are $1,150,000 first mortgage bonds in the company outstanding o.n which there is interest at the rate of G per cent due for the past three years. It was on account of this de fault of interest that the company wis thrown into the hands of a re ceiver. The Central Trust company of New York, trustees for the bondholders, has petitioned for the appointment of i trustee for its associate companies, he Ohio and Indiana Gas coinpany oth Dietrich syndicate properties. The bonds of the Wabash Valley Gas company have been quoted at 25 cents for some time. Elopers Brave Death. William D. Biege, a member of the Chicago fire departmen and Mary O'M alley decided Wednesday tt elope They took the 2:30 train Wednesday afternoon for Crown Point Ind. On the train they met C. S. Carpenter, a salesman and Miss Nettie Donovan, also cd Chicago, who also were elop ing to Crown Point cm a like mission. When the train came to within four niles of Crown Point it came to a standstill in a huge drift and remained here. We'll dare you to wal'" to CrOwn Point," said the girls and Biege and Carpenter agreed. The party began trudging along with srrow drifts man feet in height surrounding them. Drift after drift was waded through and finally Misses OMalley and Don ovan fell exhausted upon the track. The air was full of smw, blinding the party's eyes from an approaching train pushing a snow plow. It was thundering along to within a few feet of the exhausted crowd when Biege grabbed the two girls and dashed them into a snow bank on the right of way. Half frozen. Carpenter and Biege carried their brides on their backs over two miles to Crown Point, the journey Uking nearly five hours. They got to Crown Point at 9 o'clock p. m. At 10 o'clock they called Clerk Sh'ortridge, who at first refused to brave the storm and go to his office, but after the quartet had told their story of hardships in getting to Crown Point he went to his office and issued the licenses. Judge Nich olson waded through the snow ,with his boots and married the couples. ' Conn for Govainor. I A special from Elkhart announce that Colonel Charles Gerard Conn, the well known manuiacurer of band nstruments has' derided to e a caa lidate for the nomination for gover nor in the Democratic convention which meets at Indianapolis, March 25. Conn is a hustler and will go in to win consequently there will be a lively scramble among Democratic leaders during the next thirty days. The attempt made by parties op posed to the construction of the Yel low river ditch to raie a general re monstrance of 200 signatures against the ditch was unsuccessful, and indi vidual remonstrances of six parties were filed in the Clerk's office. Satur day. The City of Plymouth, by its attor ney Wm. Ii. Hess, under two reasons first because its assessment is too high tor the benefits that would be derived, and second because of (hin p.ge that would be sustained by the exposure of sewers, the fact that the river through the city would not be so thoroughly slushed by a steady How as by an intermittent one caused by the dam, etc. The heirs of the Zehner estate, have remonstrated against the removal of their dam. and construction of the ditch, on sev en grounds' out of a possible ten, as provided in statute. Eli Freese, asks for $soo, damages, and M. A. O. Pack ard, remonstrated on the ground of o-) high an assessment. David Key- ser, by A. E. Wise his attorney, asks for damages and reduction of his as- cvsment, and Win. B. Hess, because of too high an assessment. The case will be tried before Special Judge Burson, on May 25th. Attor neys for Zehners, Packard, and Freese, Unger and Martindale. Admiral Evans 111; Fleet at Calla o. The American battleship licet was sighted off the port at Callao, Thurs day nrning just before o'clock. An hour later the warships steamed i 1 into the liaroor in single me, wane the guns thundered an exchange of salutes with the forts on shore. A wireless dispatch from the Connecti cut said that Rear-Admiral Evans was still in poor hcaltn, and that Rear- Admiral Charles M. Thomas, com mander of the second squadron, and ihird division of the 'fleet, had as sumed charge of the vessels. From an early hour Thursday morning the street tars coming into Callao were crowded with passengers eager to witness t.nc arrival of the American war vessels. The celebration and series of enter tainments in the visitors' honor will be on the grandest scale ever given n Peru. Not only was Thursday a holiday, but a fiesta was also declared by President Pardo for Saturday George Washington's birthday. Ad miral Evans may not be able to leave the cabin during the vessels' stay there. Signed Wrong Wills; Beneücaries May Lose. Two wills have been held void and two estates lost to the heirs named in the wills in the Circuit Court at Lafa yette as a result of a pecv.iiar clerical error in preparing the documents. When the wills of Cornelia btantield and the late Elizabeth Bowyer were filed for probate in court recently it was found that the Bowyer will had been signed by Mrs. Stanfield and he Stanficld will by Mrs. Bowyer. The wills were drawn up at the same time and place by the same law yer and when theHvomen were askeJ to affix their signatures Mrs. Sian field inadvertently was asked to sign the Bowyer will. As the two docu ments were prepared on identical sta tionery and in the same form it was not noticed that the double mistake had been made. The wills .were filed away in the lawyer's court ami when both Mrs. Stanfield ami Mrs. Bowyer died and were buried about the same time the wills were brought out and filed in court. It was then that the mistake was discovered. The question of the validity of the wills was argued and Judge R. P. Dcllart took the matter under advisement. He lias decided that bot ft wills are void because each lacks the proper s:gnature. The ro visions of the two wills can not be carried out- When the court's decision was an nounced applications to be appointed administrators were filed. The court appointed the administrators and the division of the estates will be made according to law. Both women pos sessed considerable property, and as a result of the erro the division will not be according to the intention of the two decedents. Senate Meet Saturday. Although the senate is fn the habit of adjourning over from Friday to the following Monday, an exception will be made this week in honor of Wash ington's birthday. The senate will assemble on the 22nd to listen to the reading of the farewell address of the first American president. Senator 'Mc Cumber of North Dakota having been selected for that duty. Youngsters Beat Rochester. The Plymouth Baraca class of the M. E. Sunday scho d. oaskct ball team, defeated a team of Rochester juveniles, at the opera house Satur day afternoon, by a score of 21 to 17. The tine up for Plymouth was, cen er Roy Porter, lg Karl Schroeder rg Wm. Harding, If Herlas Poor, rf Lou is Drake capt. John A. McFarlin, who returned from a trip to the Pacific coast last week, came home by ay of New Or Icaiis, and after leaving that city, witnessed the lynching of the negro at Brookhaven, Miss. The negro had leen' captured, ad mitted his guilt and was on the train in which Mr. McFarlin was coming north. Fifty militiamen, two sheritfs and a number of deputy sheriffs were with the negro to prevent a lynching if any should be attempted when fhe county s?:ti was reached. Court was in session and it was in tended to take the negro from the train to the court house where he would enter a plea of guilty and the judge would give the death sentence, the penalty for rape by a black man in that state. When the train pulled in every thing seemed quiet. The militia, the sheriffs and t'heir deputies got off and formed a hollow square and the ne .ro stepped from the train into the square, and all started toward the courthouse. Then from somewhere, two hundred armed men rushed onto the soldiers, but were at hrst beaten back by shots from the protectors of the prisoner; but a second rush was made, and at the same moment some one threw a lasso from the opposite iide around the prisoner's neck. In an instant scores of men had hold of 'he rope 'and the negro was dragged through the cordon of troops, a doz en bullets were fired into his body as lie was dragged ,to a telegraph pole, pulled up, the rpe tied and his body loft dangling in the air. Mr. McFarlin said the man was no doubt, dead before he was hung, but the whole hideous work did not oc cupy more than five minutes. The train, which had waited for a train coming from the north to pass, now rolled out, and he witnessed no more exciting scenes in the "Sunny South.' BETTER SERVICE SOON. Lake Eria to Put Two Trains Back on This Division the Middle of March. That Plymouth is to be given bet ter Lake Erie passenger service and in the near future is assured by Trav eling Passenger Agent Hicks, who says that in all probability the early morning passenger train south and the train from the south at night will be put back on about March 15th. ' It is a well known fact in railroad circles that these trains do not pay the expense of operation, but the, Lake Erie officials feel that the people on the north end are entitled to the service. The trains' will be put back in about two or three weeks. Boy Worksf as Hello G rL There was consternation in the ranks of the girls of the Forest ex change of the Bell Telephone Com pany at St. Louis Sunday when it became known that pretty "Helen" lies, to whom they had confided many of their secrets, was, by "her" own confession, a boy in disguisf. The ecret leaked out when "Helen" sud denly developed unmistakable evi dences of masculine exuberance which became-so pronounced that one of the girls complained to the chief of the exchange, Miss Burns. Miss Burns brought "Helen" on the carpet and the resxil; of the interview was so .-onelusivc of the sudden suspicions of th girls that "Helen' was dis charged from further service. "Helen" applied for the position five months ago to James W. Thon- -son. traffic manager of the Bell Tele phone Company, for employment as an of erator.. The applicant gave the name of "Helen" lies, aged 22, and residence Chicago, and said she had previous experience in the work in Chicago exchange. A change came over "Helen's" mood a few weeks ago when a new operator, a tall, stately brunette, whose first name ts Margar et, was assigned to the exchange. The climax came a week ago, when "Helen" sought Margaret in the rest room and declared he loved her. To her he confessed that he wast a man Maragret repulsed him and immedi ately sought Miss Burns the chief op erator, and relate all that had oc curred. Miss Burns questioned "Hel en," obtained a confession from the culprit and notified Mr. Thompson, who ordered "Helen'" immediate dis charge. Judge Denies Divorce. In the case of Viola Haas versus Daniel Haas for divorce. Judge Ber nethi held that the plaintiff was not a resident of this county, and held that the only ground for divorce was on the part of her husband because the plaintiff had deserted him. Yet the necessary two years had not rlapsed and so he was not entitled to a divorce under his cross com plaint. The husband had asked for custody of the two boys, and to allow the wife the three daughters. Mrs. Haas wanted all five of the children. The case of Mrs O. H. C. Miller versus her husband for divorce, was continued until Thursday, Feb. 27th. Wagon Mound, New Mexico, Editor Tribune: - I suppose you have heard that we have taken up a homestead rlaim about four miles and a half out from this place and we expect to go out next Wednesday our 12x24 house will be completed Saturday. We have built a two room frame house for the present and if the land proves to be productive we will build adobe four or five rooms later on. They say. that is experienced farmers say, that the land out here is as good, if not better, than the "mesa" land around Las Vegas, 12 to 20 miles from a railroad, that is selling for $12 to $20 per acre. The only expense in taking up a claim is paying for filing getting located and having land sur veyed, which amounts to about $40. You can live on it 14 months and prove up and buy it in at $1.23 per acre or live on it the whole five years and you don't have to pay any thing. You have to make $200.00 i worth of improvements, but it don't take long to get that amount. It will cost about $100 to fence the 100 acres and another $100 for any kind of a house unless you live in a log cabin. They say if you can get the moisture you can raise almost any thing. The climate is certainly grand here except the nights are very cold, but us soon as the sun comes up it is fine and warm. There rs hardly a day Mr. Colmey docs not sit outside. He has been feeling fine up till a few days ago. He seems to be threatened with the mountain fever. It acts like the grippe but I hope he will get well in a few days. This is a little old Mexican village much smaller than Tyner. All the houses are of dobe and some arc crumbling away. We want to get some good kodac pictures of the scenes around here. It is real pictur esque. There is a place six miles' from here they call "The Cave . of the Bloody Hand." You go inside and on the grounr are imprints of red hands. It is said that in "ye olden times" when the Indians raided a village and k-illed white folks they would dip their .hand in the blood and make the imprint on the ground. Others say it is just some one that dipped their hand in red paint and fixed it just to fool tourists, but the older population are ready to swear that it was the In dians that did it. It look creepy enough anyway. Thii part of the country is plenti fully supplied with bachelors, and if sonic of the Plymouth girls will send heir photos-, I am sure we could se cure them each a rich black curly headed Spanish beau. We have been getting the Weekly Tribune, and it seems better than a letter from home, only it would be so much nicer if in the future when writing up weddings, ou would ell what kind of dresses are worn etc Remember we are clear away from the centers of style. Mrs. Mollie Colmey. Open the Roads for the Carriers. For '.he benefit of the public and particu'arly the farmers. I wish to explain how to make a plow that will open the highways in perfect hao-: and will clear the wa" without nuici trouble. Every farmer along the roa ! should do this vorl and then there would be, no complaints about the rural route carriers getting through, etc. Take your sleds. Put a 6-foot 2x1 across the front end of the back bobs and hang your turning plow on the end of the 2x4. Then take a chain and hook it in the dies and cross over on the opposite side and make fast so that the plow will run level with the sled. Then make fast the 2x4 on the opposite side with a chain, so as to holl it. Then wire the handle part to the ring or srake of the wagon box. Then take a 2 foot 2x4 and bore a hole through -.t and then with a wire fasten it to the beam ot the plow, and let it bang. This will cause it to run as in the field. Then drive on the road and you will alwrays have good roads after a ?now storm, and even if the snow is three feet deep you can make a fine track. Don't wait U'T somcbiKly to come along and break the. track, but go out and run the plow. Then when your mail car rier comes along he will be aide to get through. Wake up and do some thing. If everybody would do this the carriers would have no trouble in getting through every day, no matter how bad the storm might be. La Porte Herald. A Striking Truth. The Elkhart Review appropriately observes that the nation ought to be gin to think about a proper observ ance of Lincoln's one hundredth birthday, in PJO'J. To most of the active present ger"ration Lincoln is one so fat remote that his deeds are history and few comparatively can tell about those deeds the atmosphere in which they were performed. To those who can recall those days, the life of Lincoln ha? a peculiar frag- rance. The basket ball game at the opera house Thursday eve was: a hard fought game. It was advertised to be between the Young Men's Bible Class of the Presbyterian cnurch of which Mr. Ca rey is teacher, and the Forty-niners of the Methodist church, of which W. H. Matthews is teacher. Both Mr. Carey and Mr. Matthews were pres ent with a goodly number of rooters to cheer on the players. The game re sulted in a victory for the Y. M. B. C. boys with a store of 23 to 19. Owing to one member of the Meth odist team not heing a Forty-niner that team was called the Methodist Sunday sch'ool team. The lineups were: Harris C Shambaugh Gove LC Hodgson Jacoby RG Southworth F' Curtis LF Bowell Leonard 'F RF McLaughlin At the end of the first half the Methodist boys were in the lead by a score of, 18 to 17. The final score however, was 23 to 19, in favor of the Presbyterians. Referees, Superinten dent Randall and Ralph Leonard. Captains, for Y. M. B. C. Frank Leon ard, for Methodist S. S., Dewey Shambaugh: The Methodist boys say that -they can raise a better Sunday school team and the Presbyterians say "Come ahead." Miss Bussard Entertains. Miss Grace Bussard entertained a ntimber of her young friends at her home on Plum street, Friday evening. The evening was spent in various games and a good time was had by all. The guests were, the Misses Mayme Bussard, Lura Capron, Vera Suseland, Dessie Easterday, Mrcne Kuhn, Julia Yockey, and the -Messrs. Harry Alexander, Luther Hoham William Hendricks, Fred Kuhn and Thompson Myers. IN. CIRCUIT COURT. Two Divorces Granted Case on Ac count Being Tried Before' Juryt Tuesday morning in circuit court, Judge Bernetha granted a divorce to Ira Macklin of Bremen, against his wife Dora, cause of complaint being cruelty. Mrs. Lillie Harkins was given a divorce from her husoand, James Harkins, because of abandonment. The case of John lecker versus Gustave A. Shurr, on account, is be ing tried before a jury. The case is one appealed from a German town ship justice court. lecker had done some plastering for Shurr, and there was a disagreement of CO cents be tween them. Attorneys are, Adam E. Wise for lecker, and W. B. Hess and S. J. Hayes of Bremen, for Shurr. Council Proceedings. The city council met in regular session Monday afternoon at 4.00 o'clock with Councilmen Tanner, Deeds and McCoy present. The report of street commissioner Herman, was, read and ordered placed on file. Committee on accounts and station ery reported bills to the amount of $11S.30, which were allowed. Mrs. Catherine Cole presented a bill of for expenses and damages suffer ed by maintaining a smallpox quaran tine, and for property such as bed cfoahes, etc.; which she destroyed. This bill was laid over until next meeting. A resolution fixing the assessment role on . the North Michigan street sewer, and ordering the same pub lished was passed. There being no other business the meeting adjourned. Hill Case Up In Federal Court. Attorney S. N. Stevens! went to In dianapolis this morning where he will represent Mrs. Edward Hill of Ty ner, in a suit for $ 1 0,000 damages against the Baltimore and Ohio rail road. It will be remembered that about two years ago, her husband Edward Hill, while employed as a section hand, was struck and killed by a B. & O. train near Walkerton. Stevens will be assisted by Attorney John Kern of Indianapolis. Wants' a Limited1 Separation. Because he has religious scruples against divorces Andrew Rey Car michael of Columbus, Ind., has filed suit in the Bartholomew circuit court against his wife, Fannie Carmichael, asking for a separation for a period of five years. Carmichael says he be lieves it is wrong to ask for a divorce, but he also says that he cannot live with his wife. Prohibition Wave Sweeping. Battle is to be offered prohibition in every city, town and county of the United States through the medium of a vast national federation, with executive headquarters in Chicago, and composed of every association connected directly of indirectly with the liquor trade. A number of Plymouth citizens were greatly astounded Friday even ing to see a well dresed stranger stop on the sidewalk on Michigan street, near Kuhn's meat market, and plung the blade of a pocket knife into his throat. After staggering for a few moments he fell into a pile of snow in the gutter. Passersby rushed to the spot and lifted him to the sidewalk. jV large stream of blood was spurt ing from an ugly gash in the left side of his throat. Dr. Stephens, who happened to be passing, had the man carried to his office, where he exam ined the wound and found that al though a couple "esser veins, of the throat were severed, the jugular vein was intact. White being attended by the physician, the injured man asked that his knife be returned to him. The act occurred about 7:45 o'clock. Later, when in condition, he was taken to jail, but no 'statement could be obtain ed from him as to bis name etc., un til Saturday morning. He gave his name as Eugene Bal lau, and said that he was a chauffeur for the firm of Spitzer & Co., bank ers, of that ci-ty. He had been jiven a vacation and was going to Ms fath er's home in Union Mills, Ind. He had been drinking heavily before he left Toledo, and in that city received a black eye, which he still carries. By the time he reached Laporte, he had worked up a pretty good case of tre mens. From Laporte he took the- L. E. & W. intending to change cars at Stillwell, for Union Mills. Upon ar riving at Stillwell his baggage was taken off,7 but he was seeing things and paid his way to Plymouth. At the depot he attracted much atten tion by his peculiar actions, and was thought to be iusane. He was seen by several person before he attempt ed to end his life, and entered into a conversation with some. When the firm which he represent ed heard of the affair, they telephoned here asking that the man be held un"l one of their , representatives! arrived, also that his father, A. W. Ballau, a farmer residing near Union Mills be notified. The Spitzer people said that Ballau was a first class character, one of the best men they had on the road. Ballau is somewhat recovered and is in a depressed state of mind, not wishing to discuss the affair. He Is a fine looking mar about 5,feet 11 and is 26 years of age. ' His father was notified and arrived here" Satur day and took his son to his home at Union Mills, Sunday. At Chicago in June. The Washington Star, commending Senator Beveridge for his1 statement that the Indiana delegation meant to be true to its instructions for Fair banks at Chicago, says that Speaker Cannon is one of the most popular men that ever occupied the Speaker's chair, and that the Vice-President "at the other end of the building is equal ly fortunate;" that all of the candi dates are good men and popular, and that while the orator will find a great chanceat the convention, the organi zer is the one that will do the busi ness. ' Unless there is a radical change in the situation, there will be no walk overs for anybody at Chicago. The Republicans in many states have their thinking caps on and well drawn down, and are expecting a consulta tion at the convention. Of hurrah, there will, as usual, be a plenty but the best hope in the party is that hur rah be not permitted to name this year's candidatte. Somewhat Doubtful Bryan is without doubt the strong est man the Democrats could name, so far as personal popularity goes. It has been more tlfan once pointed out that it is very easy to underes timate Mr. Bryan's strength as a vote .getter that he stands next to the President himself in his hold upon the affections of the masses of the people. But if the election is to turn upon the discontent of unemployed men or men whose wages have been reduced or men who arc working on half time, then Bryan would be at a great disadvantage compared with a conservative candidate. With Bryan as their leader the Democrats cannot claim that the dull times are charge able to the administration, for every one knows that Mr. Bryan himself approves the Roosevelt policies and declares he should have done the same thing had he been in the White House. In fact, the Bryan claim up to date is that President Roosevelt has been stealing the Bryan ideas. Judge Hess Has Narrow Escape. While attending to a water pipe on the outside of his home at about 7:00 o'clock this morning, a large mass of ice broke from the roof, fell and truck Wm. B. Hess on the. head and arm. The block of ice, which Mr. Hess' estimated to weigh about 15 pounds, struck the back part of his head and felled him to the ground. Judge at first, thought his arm was broken, and counts his escape a nar row one. There Avas hardly a train entering Plymouth on either the Pennsylvania or L. E. & W. railroads Wednesday ör Thursday that was on time. Great drifts had formed on the tracks in the vicinity of this city, from 5 to 15 feet in depth. In the vicinity of Val paraiso and Hobart on the Penna, drifts were piled up to a height pf twelve feet, "completely blocking up the north track. A gang of about forty nien -was taken from this city Thursday morning to help uncover the tracks. The east bound milk train due to arrive here, at 4:10 p.. m. Wed nesday evening, did not reach this city until 3:30 Thursday morning. All of the east bound trains on that road wfe late Wednesday) and Thursday. Number 22, north bound on the . Lake Erie -due here at 4:52 p. m., reached this city on time Wednesday but . encountered such heavy drifts, that the train -was forced to abandon its run atWalkerton, and put up there for the night, returning south Thurs day morning. The track , between Laporte and Michigan City was im passible. Four engines were unable to push a snow plow through the ten to fifteen foot drifts, in that vicinity, Thursday morning. Number 23, south bound, due here at 10:47 was finally able to cut through and arrived here at aboiK 3:30 p. m, almost five hours late, it 'being the first regular train to make its way from 'Michigan City to Plymouth for two Jays, the last having arrived here Tuesday evening. Many passengers for Rochester and other points south were thus forced to lay over in this city for 46 hours. The rural route carries did not at tempt to start Thursday morning, t They tried their routes Wednesday, aut experienced drifts from 3 to 6 feet deep, and were forced to return to thi-s city. WETS WIN IN TERRE HAUTE. Howard Maxwell, Becked by Zzlzcn Interess, Practically Assured Delegateship by Primaries. The primaries in Terre Haute Fri ady night, ro select a delegate to the Republican congressional convention, virtually assured the nomination of Howard Maxwell by giving him more than thirty of thirty-eight delegates to a convention jn which fifty-nine will nominate. ' Otis'Gulley of, Hendricks county was supposed to be gaining in the city since- the Ministers' association ca:;ie to his side because the saloon keepers were for Maxwell. The brewery and saloon interests did much work in'gfttir.g out voters for their candidate, who also was sup ported by the party organization- Tube is Connected Under East Rivet. The firs of the gtfat system of tunnels and subways' by which the Pennsylvania railroad will be enabled to ruia train from Philadelphia un der the Hudson river across Manhat tan island ai d under the East river to Long Island City, was completed Saturday'. The two ends of one of the four tubes connecting Manhattan island with Long Island City were brought together under the bed of the middle of the East river off Thir- t-fourth street before noon Satur day and the steel rings, composing the shell of the tube, were for the first time bolted in one continuous string from shore to shore. The work on this tube was begun in August. 1905, and the tube is 4,000 feet in length. Two other tu1es will be completed within a few days,and the fourth will be finished within three months, according to an an nouncement by the company. The completion of the first tunnel was celebrated in Long Island by a idsplay of flags about the works of company. Men who were digging the tunnel from 'the Long Island City side first broke through into the end of the tunnel extending from the New York side Friday night but the two ends were' not connected until Satur y. So accurate were the measurement of the engineers that the ends came together with a variation of only three-eighths' of an inch. This sys tem of tunnels under the East river will connect the Long Island railroad with the Pennsylvania railroad's train at the station now being erceted at Thirty-third street. Copper Wire Bought. The Winona Interurban Railway company has just closed a contract for 526,000 pounds of copper wire with the Pittsburg Underground Co., with which to equip the Warsaw'-Pent extension of the Winona lines. The copper is1 to be of the best Lake qual ity and as they secure it at 14 1-2 cents a pound the amount required will cost $76,270. As the price of cop per wine a year ago was about 29 certs the Winona company by wait ing until this time to place its order saved approximately $so.ooo. The first consignment is to be delivered March 15th. 4 i v' '5 i j; i . - - ä-v - ,s.M,iiv!l':-C...' . k.