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-MURRER TO THEIR PLEA IN ABATEMENT SUSTAINED. SEVELT'S WORDS DECIDED. he Indictments Are Held Valid-The packers Ordered by the Court to Plead Next Thursday. Chicago. InI.. Sept. 30.-Federal edge Otis Hlumphrey yesterday sus. lined the dcilurrer filed by United tates Distrier Attorney Morrison to te plea in abatement made by pack rs to have inditi mrnt r declared void. The dofenlan.t were ordered by the ourt to plead Iiox Thursday morning, he pleading ito b,. iaken up in argu tent before .u111d Humphrey by the ollowinSg Mm lay. One of thye Itint in the pleading wbich attra' .1 consiiderable atton ion, and whi.ic: it.i. c nmrt declared had riven hintm ,, dIflt-'lthy was in re tard to the righ! of Judge S. 11. Bethea :0 receive the return of the indict ment. It was arguel by the defense that he was sitting in the eastern division of th1h Northern district of Illinois, anl received an indictment voted in the :i niern divisioni of the Northern dist ric: of Illinois. The dis trict attorney declared if the law of larchl..i. 19,. was construed against his intention :ire was no court, no judge and no rel:!irn of the indict ment. The c:urt surprised almost every one when he read from Presi dent Roosevelt's message in the Con gressional record of last November, in which it is declared that Judge Be thea was appointed as successor, to Judge C. C. Kohlsaat, promoted from the district court to the circuit court. This promotion gave Judge Bethea the right to accept the return of an in dictment voted in the old district. Press Correspondent D. R. T. Houston. Texas: The leading pa pers of the state having courteously offered the use of their columns to the Society of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Mrs. M. Wheeler of Victoria has accepted the position of press correspondent tendered her by the La Grange convention. Secretaries of chapters are there fore urgently requested to sustain Mrs. Wheeler in the noble undertaking by sending to her reports of their meet ings and any items of interest in their particular work. By this nieans chap ters will be held in more intelligent touch with each other. the public at large will be better informed of the progress of the society, and thus will be greatly facilitated its aim, which is "to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas, and to preserve the unity of the state as ~established by the fathers and mothers of the Texas Revolution." Please address communications to lrs. M. Wheeler, lock box 138, Victo Ia, Texas. Marie Behnet Uirwitz, Chirman Executive Com.. D. R. T, Charged With Smuggling. San Antonio, Texas: Sheriff Tobin ha in his possession the mules for which the two Mexicans, Faustino Vil. latal and Isabel Constancio, are in the county jail charged with smug glhng. The mules were stolen in Mex l® and brought to the United States tad a charge of theft could not be Tade against the men here, as the Otase was not committed in this coantry. .The men are held, however. O.a charge of smuggling the mules aCross the Rio Grande. and they will " trled on this charge. Anderson Gets Twelve Years. Bryan, Texas: Babus Anderson, olored, charged with the murder of Will Green, another negro, near Ros Prim, in this county, about three Weeks ago, was convicted in the dis cut eurt yesterday and given twelve iyars in the penitentiary. Anderson P0 tWo Years on a plea of guilty to Iault to murder in another case dur 4 "the present term of court. Dlla3 Man Died of Injuries. ·mLaa, Texas: Frank L. Bowell, Who Was a dairy farmer near West and who two weeks ago .fell t Ialt elevator shaft, died of his in 'iS last night. Mr. Powell was a .tlye of Missouri. and an old-time :I, 5IDaper man. In 1883 and 1884 he : PbIash.ed the Texas Cowboy of Dal SIiS nd in 1885 was commercial re .lrte on the Dallas Morning News. : New Bank at El Paso. " Paso, Texas: The Rio Grande 7I;B' autnk and Trust Company, with Sl cPitalization of $100,000, has l organized in El Paso. W. W. , president of the Texas Cat - rsl Association, has been president of the institution. v@iwcts for Southern Pacific. P ot, Texas: The penitentiary brought in twenty-five convicts t to work on the main line Southern Pacific. They came the Dallas branch.T ucame GERMANY INTERESTED. Shaking Up of Insurance Companies Excites Attention. Berlin: The German government is watching with keen interest the inves Ligation now being conducted by a committee of the New York legislature into affairs and conduct of American insurance companies, and taking steps to keep itself flly informed regard ing the progress and results of the in ve.tigation. According to the Cologne Gazette the supervising officers for private insurance have applied to the Ger man representatives in the United States, as well as directly to the Unit ed States government, for information on the subject. The paper adds that steps against American companies op. erating in Germany are not yet to be expected, as the investigati:)n has not yet been tinished. Various newspapers have hinted within the past few weeks that cunces sions may ble withdrawn from the re main ig Atlerica insulran'ce compa nies thui:tg business here. Expected a Lynchi:ng. EdSna, Texas: A crowd of, twenty five or thirty men came in last night on the we.s:bound train from Louise and other points east. Evidently they exipect'ed to see a lynching, but uip to this hour-, 9 p. in., everything is p)er fectly quiet. The impression among cool and conservative men seems to be that the negro accused of the mur der will make a full confession and tell all aboul, it \ithin a day or two. Sheriff Alb)er Egg is using his best efforts to keep the people cool, and says if neces-ary he will defend him at all hazards, though he does not anticipate any immediate trouble. liHe is doing his full duty in the premises. Governor Offers Reward. Austin. Texas: The governor yes terday offered reward of $3:000 for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties guilty of the outrage near Ed na, where Mrs. Conditt and four chil dren were brutally murdered. The re ward was offered at the instance of the county judge of Jackson county. Ripped Off His Coat. New York: One man is said to have been blown to pieces and another to have had his arm torn off in a tre mendous explosion last night in the excavation for the Pennsylvania rail road terminal. The city was shaken for a radius of half a mile around the excavation and the people all over the neighborhood ran from their houses in fright. So great was the force of the ex plosion that a rock weighing 200 pounds came down like a meteorite in West Thirtieth street, 750 feet away. It crashed in its descent through the transom over the door of a little shop and buried itself in the beams under the floor. The stone ripped, the coat front the back of Lewis J. Ma. gas, who was standing in front of the counter. He had a miraculous escape from death. Several persons also sus, tained minor injuries. Arm Mangled in Gin. Leander, Texas: Monday evening Arthur Humble, one of the proprietors of the Humble & Sampley gin, got his arm caught in the saws of the gin and his arm was fearfully mangled from the tips of his fingers to his shoulder, and an amputation will be necessary. The unfortunate victim is the son of one of our leading mer chants, J. E. Humble, of the firm of Humble & Chapman, and is only about 20 years old. Los Angeles' First Bull Fight. Los Angeles, Cal.: The first bull fight to be held in the west portion of the United States will be fought at a Los Angeles beach resort. Owing to the severity of the law the mata dors will armor the bulls in football costumes to protect the animals from butchery, although it is quietly an nounced that the bulls will be killed as per the regulations of scientific bull fighting. An Unstamped Barrel of Gin Found. Belton, Texas: In the first raid Sheriff Burkes made at Temple he seized a barrel of gin, which was un stamped. The United States officers were notified, and immediately inves tigated the matter. The liquor was analyzed, and showed 50 per cent. This laid the offender liable, unless he settled with Uncle Sam by taking out a rectifying license. It is reliably reported that it cost the man who had the liquor $1000 as a settlement. The Russo-Jap Treaty. St. Petersburg: The RussoJapan ese treaty will be signed during the first days of next week. M, Witte, who had a long interview and lunch eon with Foreign Minister Lamsdorff yesterday, will be received at Peter hot and give the emperor a report on the conference, but the treaty it self will be taken to Peterhof by Count Lains3BO, W]oPe counter signa ture will com~plete the execution of the instrument. THE CONSTITUTION. As she appeared when towed out of. Boston harbor in the war of 1812. If the Navy Department consents to loing telegram to the Secretary of the plan Brooklyn school children the Navy: will get an opportunity to raise a "Will you consider an offer to buy fund for the preservation of the old frigate, 'Old Ironsides,' through a fund frig. e C'onstitution. Moved by the raised by Brooklyn school children?' newl that "Old lronsides" was rapid- Mr. Matthews' idea is to have the ly goinig to pieces in the Navy Yard at historic craft brought to Brooklyn Boston, James 3Iatthe\s sent the fol- and preserved in some suitable place. SHIP'S GLORIOUS CAREER ENDS. Famous Constitution Declared Worn Out Beyond Repair. The Constitution is worn out be yond repair. Not the written or un written constitution, but Old Iron sides, the frigate which bore Hull and Bainbridge to victory. Seventy-five years ago the spirited lines of Dr. Holmes saved it from the wreckers, but now the end has come. The Constitution was launched in 1797, a sister ship of the United States and the President. The latter, under Admiral Decatur, was captured by the English in 1815, after a treaty of peace had been concluded, but there were no cables in those days. If there had been Jackson would not have fought and defeated Pakenham at New Or leans. It is now an English training ship and carries Sir Charles Beres ford's flag. The Constitution was equipped with thirty-two long twenty four pounders and twenty thirty-two pound carronades. Under Capt. Preble it took part in the bombard ment of Tripoli in 1804, its sailors winning the admiration of the world by taking it and making sail under fire as coolly as if on exhibition. In the war of 1812, under Capt. Isaac Hull it sank the Guerriere in thirty minutes; under Capt. Bainbridge it riddled the Java in sixty-five minutes; under Capt. Charles Stewart it cap tured the Cyane and the Levant. It was in 1830 that it was first pro posed to dismantle the Constitution. Now, in 1905, it is reported that the frigate is sinking where it lies, and It put in dry dock would fall apart of its own weight. Is it due to lack of care or to initial differences in con struction that it cannot reach the age of Nelson's battleship, the Victory? The Victory was already forty years old in October, 1805, when it aided in destroying the Spanish and French fleets off Trafalgar. It had taken part in the victory of Cape St. Vincent, which gave Jervis his title as earl, when nearly the age at which the Con. stitution was first condemned. It car ried 100 guns, eighteen, twenty-tour and thirty-two pounders. Its tonnage was 2,162 22-94. Its oak sides above the water line were two feet thick, and are still stanch. The steel bat tleship of to-day is old-fashioned in five years, obsolete in fifteen, but this vet eran, after forty years' service, won its greatest battle, the greatest sea fight of the Napoleonic wars. Against a modern fighting machine a whole fleet like the Constitution and the Victory in their best days would be useless. One of the new twelve inch guns will fire two shots a min ute capable of penetrating fifty-one inches of wrought iron. The twenty four pound balls of the Constitution would rattle harmlessly against the steel armor of the Colorado. But progress is only relative. Offensive and defensive armaments have'devel oped equally. According to Sir Philip Watts, director of naval construction in England, the present relation be tween guns and armor is about what it was in the days of the cast iron smooth bore and the oak sides. In 1905, as in 1805 or 1812, it is the man behind the gun that makes the differ ence. No nation can afford to fall behind the others in equipment, but precision, courage, loyalty must al ways be the deciding factors where other things are equal. Lawyer's Skillful Use of Words. Ex-Gov. Black of New York, besides being an accomplished orator, general ly comes out ahead in a personal ar gument. Not long ago while he was pleading for the defendant in a dam age suit case in the Albany courts he applied the word "impertinent" to the plaintiff's lawyer and was promptly called to order by the court. "All re marks, your honor," repliedMr. Black, with perfect coolness, "must be either pertinent or impertinent, and I submit that the remarks of the opposing counsel are most impertinent." MARKETS WORTH STRIVING FOR. Commerce of the Orient World's Great est Commercial Prize. Three thousand millions of dollars! That is the arithmetical measure of the commerce of the Orient. Thus it is summed up by the official statisti cian of the government's department of statistics. And that commerce is said to be "yet small" as compared with the world's commerce. The population of Asia and Oceanica is 850,000,000. while that of all other parts of the world combined is only about 750,000,000. Its land area is 18,000,000 square miles, while that of other parts of the world is 34,000,000, yet the commerce of the Orient is but a paltry $3,000.000,000, while that of other parts of the world is $19,000,000, 000. So it is seen that the average per capita commerce in the OrieLt is $3 a year, while the average per capli:a for the rest of the world is $27 a year. The foreign commerce of China, with 400,000,000 industrious people and no railways, has grown but $160,000, 000 since 1870; that of India, with 300,000,000 people and a system of railways, has grown $258,000,000, and that of Japan, with only 45,000,000 and a system of railways, has grown $215,000,000. And how does the United States stand to share in this commercial prize of the Orient? At present the United States sells to the Orient about $100,000.000 worth of goods a year, while Europe sells $600,000,000. But the records of the past ten years show that we are gain ing much more rapidly in this trade than any other nation. The imports of China, Japan and Australia from all European countries combined showed an increase in 1903 of but $45,000,000 as compared with 1900, while the increase in importations by those countries from the United States alone in the same period was $49,000,000, thus showing that our gain in their export trade was actually greater than the grain of all Europe combined. Our purchases, too, from the Orikrt have grown since 1870 from less than $32,000,000 to $190,000,000 in 1904. We have taken from them large quantities of raw silk, tea, hemp, jute, tin, goat skins, etc., and we send them raw and manufactured cotton, mineral oils, manufactured Iron and steel, flour, meats and rice, No country has the natural advan tages which are possessed by the 'United States for securing this Orien tal trade, in the command which American merchants have of the Pa ciflc ocean. Our national frontage of the Pacific is 12,500 nautical miles, while that of the United Kingdom is 10,000, of Russia 6,000, Japan 5,000 and China about 3,000. In addition to this we are about be ginning the construction of the isth mian canal, which, when completed, will furnish direct water communica tion between the Orient and our pro ducing and manufacturing sections of the east and south. Cotton, iron and breadstuffs will go by this route to the Orient, touching at the ports of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tacoma and Seattle. B~y this means alone the United States should increase her Oriental ex ports from $100,000,000 to $500,000,000 per annum. Daring Woman Explorer. Mrs. French Sheldon, the famous woman explorer, believes that her greatest triumph was her descent to the shores of Lake Chala in Africa. The lake lies deep down in the crater of an extinct volcano. No less author ity than Sir Harry Johnson declared that nobody, unless possessed of the holding capacity of ,an ape or the wings of a bird, could ever descend the almost perpendicular and smooth cliffs to the water far below. But Mrs. French Sheldon got down to the lake, and sailed across and around it. LOUISIANA NEWS. BHaton Rug,'. La., Sept. 30.-Addl. ionat lei, g.;ates to thio'; alla3t 'n:ed by Goveruor Hlaichard yesterday will doubtless he appointed to represent ,rL'siisnHl a, hth it l at'rs:itt, .'omlun rce I.aw Conliventlion, to be held in ChIca go. Oct. 26. for the purpose of taking steps to imlpress upon congress the ne cessity of increasing the powers of the Interstate Coninimmerce Comrmision over railway tranplortation. 'lhe following call for he meetling was issued by E. P. Bacon, of Milwaukee. chairman of the executive commnititee: "A convention of dcleatlos repre sent ling he \'ariouus t lale indut rial and producing in ilerests of the country is hereby called to Ie held at the Audi. toritum flotel in (hicago. to meet at 11, o'clock a. ni., Oct. 2t6. the sesion to ex end probally' into the following day. The basis of represrntat ion will be one del.egateo fromi every organizat;ion of )10 or less membelrs engaged in pur stits abovementioned, and an addition. al delegate for eacih additional 200 imembers ior major part inll excess lhe'of: and aiso one delegate from each ch ong rtsiota;Il district in the Utnilted States. "'he object of the eonvllention is to impllrless upon congires the extent and persistence of the demnand of the 1Ieo ple of all parts of the country for legis lat ion outlined in the president's annu. al message to congress. "The result of the effort to secure legislation of this character, continued during the last five years, seems likely to reach a determination at the coming session of congress. The importance of such a demonstration of the public interest in the legislation at this time as will be effective in its influence up on congress cannot be overestimated, and it is hoped that the opportunity presented by the convention for this purpose will be utilized by the send ing of delegates thereto by every or ganization desirous of enactment of such legislation, and from every con gressional district." The public schools of West Baton Rough parish will open Monday, Oct. 2. At the close of last session there were twelve school in the parish. At thie opening Mondy there will be thirteen, the new school being at Wilbert. Following are the teachers: Phoenix, Miss Lile Greene; Port Allen, Miss Bernice Nesbit; Lobdell, Miss Mary O'Rourke; Devall, Miss Inez Hyl ama; Woodlawn School. Arbroth, Mrs, W. S. Wilson; Sardine Point, Miss lona Dardenne; Lecert, Miss Lucy Vaughn; Excelsior, Miss Anna Hebert; Babln, Mrs. Julia Elder; Eureka, Miss Margaret Hebert; Wilbert Miss Katie O'Sullivan. The teachers of the schools at Section and Erwinville could not be announced because the selections have been interfered with by the quarantine. The assessment rails of lberia and Lafayette parishes were received this morning at the auditor's office, show. ing a total increase of $1,010,745. La fayette parish shows an assessment for 1905 of $4,145,986, against $3,805, 136 last year, an increase of $340,850. lberia parish shows an assessment for 1905 of $5,693,630, against $5,023,735 last year, an increase of $665,805. TRAINS ANNULLED. The Mississipp,i Valley Road Suffer;ng From Floods. Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 30.-The Steady rains of the past two dayW have done considerable damage in this sec tionfl though not in the city proper. The cotton fields are feeling the effects. badly, while the truck farms are also damaged. Owing to the washout at Bayou Pierre, near Port Gibson, all railroad traffic on the New Orleans di. vision between New Orleans and Vicksburg is annulled. There has been only one passenger train each way ev. cry day for five or six weeks, and the washout annuls everything. Superintendent Porterfield and Road master Down.s are camped at the scene of the trouble with a large force. PLAUEMINES. New Syrup Pouring In. Plaquemine, La., Sept. 30.-The first hew syrup of the season was received in town today, being made on the Lit. tIle Diamond Plantation of A. T. Miller, just across the river from Plaquemine. Rosh Hashonah was observed here generally. All places of business were closed, and services were held at the synagogues. LAFAYETTE. Victim of Saturday Night Ball Suc cumbs to His Wounds. Lafayette, La., Sept 30.-Young Theard Baudoin, wounded at a ball near oungsvllle, Saturday night, died today. Earnest Savoy, who is charged with the crime, surrendered to Sheriff Laciste. Coroner Gladu and Drs. oung and Comeaux found that death resulted from concussion of the brain, and the jury returned a verdict accord ingly. . LOSS OF APPETITE Cold Sweats, Twitching Nerves and Weakness Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Nature punishes every infraction of her laws, and careless habits easily lead to the condition described by Mr. Wil liam Browne, of No. 1019 Lincoln street, St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Browne is an ex pert tinner in the employ of the National Biscuit Co. He gives the following ac count of a trying experience: "In the spring of 1902," he says, "while I was regularly working at my trade, I grew somewhat careless in my habits of eating and drinking, and finally found that my appetite was fickle, a bad taste lingered in my month, my nerves twitched and were beyond my control, my kidneys were out of order and cold sweats would break out over my body at odd times. Perhaps, while I stood talk ing with some one, this trembling of the limbs, and profuse sweating, and a severe chill would seize me. I became alarmed at my condition and, having read an endorsement of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I got a box and began to use them. They helped me at once. After I had used one box the twitching of the nerves, the trouble with the sonmach and the oold sweats stopped and have not reappeared, and my appetite is good. Ihave told all my friends that Dr. Wil liams' Pink Pills cured me and I recom mend them to everybodv." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cured Mr. Browne because nothing can strengthen the nerves except good rich. red blood and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills actually make new blood. They don't act on the bowels. They don't bother with mere symptoms. They drive from the blood the cause of anremia, indigestion, ner vous disorders, general weakness and the troubles of growing girls and women. The pills are guaranteed to be free from aiates or harmful drugs. Sold by all druggists, or by thr Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y. Finances of Great Britain. Some curious facts are disclosed in a blue book dealing with the revenue of Great Britain during the year 1904 5. Fines for slave-dealing brought in about $200, while "conscience money" came to over $5,000. The revenue on playing cards, amounted to over $1, 000,000. The sweepings of the gold and silver rooms in the mint realized $5,890, while some of the properties left over from the coronation of King Edward were sold for $35. Nearly a dozen pensions on the civil lists of George IV. and William IV. are still being paid. Had Poor Opinion of Lawyer. One of the quaint characters well known to old-timers of Portland, Ore.. was Robert E. Bybee, familiarly known as "Bob" Bybee. He was a justice of the peace in Portland for many years. On one occasion, when a jury was being impaneled, one of the jurors, a well known attorney, asked to be excused because he was a law yer. "Well," said Bybee, "I guess that all the law you know isn't going to disqualify you from serving." It's surprising how much a woman carl say about herself without telling anything. It doesn't matter if beapty is only unt 11 the early bird has eaten his Cured Her Rheumatism. Deep Valley, Pa., Oct. 2d.-(Spe cial.)-There is deep interest in Green county over the cure of the little daughter of I. N. Whipkey of Rheuma* tism. She was a great sufferer for five or six years and nothing seemed to do her any good till she tried Dodd's Kidney Pills. She began to improve almost at once and now she is cured and can run and play as other children do. Mr. Whipkey says: "I am indeed thankful for what Dodd's Kidney Pills have done for my daughter; they saved her from being a cripple perhaps for life." Dodd's Kidney Pills have proved that Rheumatism is one of the results of diseased Kidneys. Rheumatism is caused by Uric Acid in the blood. If thle Kidneys are right there can be no Uric Acid in the blood and conse quently no Rheumatism. Dodd's Kid. ney Pills make the Kidneys right. Perhaps more people would go to heaven if there were Sunday excur. sions. BABY ONE SOLID 80RE. Could Not Shut Eyes to Sleep-Spent $100 on Doctors-Baby Grew Worse-Cured by Cuticura for $5. "A scab formed on my baby's face, spreading until it completely covered her from head to foot, followed by bolls, having foity on her head at one time, and more on her body. Then her skin started to dry up and it be came so bad she could not shut her eyes to sleep. One month's treatment with Cuticura Soap and Ointment made a complete cure. Doctors and medicines had cost over $100, with baby growing worse. Then we spe less than $5 for Cuticura and ctw her. (Signed) Mrs. G. H. Tucker, 335 Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. Many a man never has any bou quets thrown at him until he is dead. Trouble seldom visits those who do not expect it. The Norwegian parliament is called the storthing, that of Sweden the rags dag, of Servia the shupshtina, of Greece the boule, of Bulgaria the so branje. The wise worm doesn't crowl out until the early bird has eaten hi, breakfast. Woman was born to love and be loved-and she fights it out on that line, Failures shoul £ be used as stepping stones to future success.