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Official Journal of the Parish ofLafoupohe
and Guardian of the Interest
of the Town.
VOL.! 42.
THIBODAUX, LA.. SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1908.
NO. 47
SCANDAL EXPLODED
efforts to keep indict
ments a secret
CHIEF ENGINEER IS INDICTED
For Embezzlement and Conspiracy
to Defraud The Government. A
Contracting Firm and Alex
Jeffries Get Theirs.
Baton Rouge.—The Plaquemine
lock scandal was exploded in the
Feieral Grand Jury and in spite of
the effort* to keep it a dead secret
it can be stated as a positive fact
that four indictments were returned
and the following indicted.
J. R. Conkling, Chief Engineer in
charge of the works on the Plaque
mine leeks; Magee & Short, a con
tracting firm who did work on the
lock some months ago, and Alex Jef
fries, who was also employed on the
locks. Secret indictments were re
turned in all of the cases, but no
effort was made by the court officials
to conceal the fact that J. R. Conkling
the chief engineer in charge, had
been indicted for embezzlement and
conspiracy to defraud the government.
A special effort, however, was made
to keep the name of Magee & Short
and Alex Jeffries from reaching the
public, but from a source that is
believed to be absolutely reliable it
is known that these- were also indict
ed by the Grand Jury in connection
with the scandal.
Negro Shoots Traveler.
While returning home from Shreve
port to Jewella in a wagon. Monroe
Lofitte, a well-known truck farmer,
was shot by a negro whom lie had al
lowed to ride, and barely escaped
death, the bullet entered the back of
his head and emerged at the fore
head. The negro escaped and evaded
arrest, although a posse with blood
hounds is in pursuit, and officers at all
near-bv points have been notified.
The dogs lost the trail on an oil road
near Shreveport. Later they ran
down a suspect, who was taken before
the injured man, who said he was
not his assailant. Lofitte was several
miles in the country when a strange
negro asked to ride with him, and
was permitted. About half an hour
later the negro, who was silting at
the back of the wagon, raised a re
volver and deliberately shot Lofitte
in the head. Thinking his victim dead
the negro rifled his pockets and dis
appeared.
Stabs His Stepfather.
A stabbing affray occurred, at Jen
ninjc, as the result of a family quar
rel, in which L. M. Osbourne proprie
tor of the Park Hotel, was seriou^}y
stabbed by his stepson, A. J. Johnson,
a barber of this city. Osbourne was
struck with a barbers' shears, the
blow glancing on one of the lower
ribs on the left side and o$e blade
piercing through to a depth of sev
eral inches. The physicians are unable
te ascertain at present how serious
the wound is. Johnson was arrested
and was taken to Lake Charles by
the Deputy Sheriff, where he was
placed in the parish jail awaiting the
action of the Grand Jury. The young
couple had only been marired six
days. The bride is a stepdaughter of
Osbourne's.
New Road Proposed.
George Hathaway left Jennings
for Lake Charles, to be present at a
special meeting of the police jury,
representing Ward Ten, with refer
ence to the extension of two years
on the $100,000 tax voted here near
ly two years ago for the purpose of
aiding a railroad proposition in East
ern Calcasieu. The Colorado South
ern Railroad Company, means to ex
tend its road from Elton via Jen
nings, making Lake Arthur its ter
minus. This route is all surveyed,
an the company has the actual cost
of construction estimated. There
seems to be no question about the
building of this line.
Four New Schools to be Built.
The Alexandria Public School Im
provement Committee at Alexandria,
roet and decided to build a $40,000
school building in West End, a school
house in the Horseshoe neighborhood,
to cost $2.500; one in Equinox neigh
borhood, cns ( ,^] < 200, and a negro
school, to cost $1,500. The funds are
to he derived bv voting a 2 1-2 mill
in Alexandria Ward. The Police
ur .V at its next meeting will <be
ashed to order an election for this
purpose.
Oil House Destroyed.
The oilhonse at the Alexandria
Lumber Company's mill at Pineville
W 0S totally destroyed by fire, togeth
er with ten or twelve barrels of oil
an tar. The fire was caused by
it}! - k' ow ' n » from the planer shav
$ pit. flic oilhouse was situated
1 nn 100 yards from the mill, and
. w >n^i to the high wind at the time
looked for awhile like the mill
°Bld also be destroyed
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Jndge too Quick for Negro.
Information was received at New
Iberia that Judge S, E. Sorrell, of
Oliver, had shot and mortally wound
ed a negro who had attempted his
life. A quarrel had ensued at the store
of Judge Sorrell between the negro
and another man, and the man who
was shot attempted to stab the other
one. Judge Sorrell endeavored to stop
tlie altercation by ordering the negro
with the knife out of the store, tell
ing him to keep on the other side
of the bayou. Later on as the Judge
was standing in front of his office,
he saw the negro cowing towards him
with a shotgun. Suspecting trouble
he halted the negro who made no
reply, the Judge then fired on the
negro wounding him.
After Tobacco Growers.
H. A. Davis, Secretary of the Pro
gressive League, at Minden and M.
B. Trezevant, Secretary of the Pro
gressive Union of New Orleans, have
been in correspondence and are work
ing together in the effort to interest
tobacco growers of Kentucky and
Tennessee, with the view of having
them test north Louisiana as to it?
productiveness -as a tobacco section.
Automobile Line.
It has been announced at Baton
Rouge that during the coming logis
lature an automobile firm of New
Orleans will run a line of machines
between this city and New Orleans
for the convenience of those who de
ire to travel between the two cities
at hours when the railroads do not
furnish convenient transportation.
Indicted by Grand Jury.
Charging embezzlement, misappli
cation and misappropriation of $97,
000 from the First National Bank at
Baton Rouge, the Grand Jury there
indicted Oscar Kondert. the former
Cashier, Hillary Schnieder, the for
mer bookkeeper, was indicted for
making false entries and aiding and
abetting.
New Rural Routes.
The Assumption Progressive League
has secured the required number of
signatures for establishing two free
delivery rural routes out of Napo
leonville and the petitions have been
forwarded to Congressman Broussard
One route will run below town on
Bayou Lafourche, and the other in
the interior.
Valuable Land Sold.
At Lake Charles the Krause &
Managn Lumber Company sold to
the W. M. Rice Lumber Company a
tract of 1800 acres of timber land
for the sum of $40,000. The tract
which is covered by valuable pine
trees, is a short distance east of
Oberlin and adjoins land of the Rice
company.
Sell Cotton.
The Farmers' Union met at Frank
lin and sold sixty-seven bales of
cotton they had stored in their ware
house to the Babington-Bateman Com
pany. The Farmers' Union ware
house was demolished and blown
completely away. Nothing but a few
brick of the foundation is left.
New Electric Line.
Work on the St. Tamany and New
Orleans Electric Railway between
Covington and Mandeville is rapidly
nearing completion and those in
charge of the work expect to have
the grading completed to the Bogue
Falaya river, at a point opposite
this town.
To Can Sugar Cane Molasses.
There has been established at
Grand Cane under the name of Ban
nerman & McMichael, a molasses
canning factory, where large quanti
ties of sugar cane molasses are cann
ed for market, some being sold on
local markets and some being shipped
to various states.
Schools Close.
From Grand Cane comes the news
that on account of a deficit in the
parish school funds all public school
have been closed, except the charter
ed high schools at Grand Cane and
Mansfield, which will be continued
one month by private subscription.
Boll Weevil at Work.
Boll weevil have made their ap
pearance near Plaucheville and in
some places they are cutting the
young cotton that has just been
chopped out. Farmers are feeling
very gloomy over the outlook.
Cholera Among Hogs.
W .E. Morrow, a prominent plant
er of Rapides station, reports that
cholera has broken out among his
swine an dhe has lost several fine
hogs from the disease. He has noti
fied the State veterinary department
at Baton Rouere.
Nobby Suits.
The cavalry girls who will partici
pate in the inauguration of Governor
Sanders will have white frocks' and
red hats.
Conductor Made Major.
F. D. Sanders, a passenger conduc
tor on the. Vicksburg, Shreveport and
Pacific Railroad, has been appointed
major on the staff of Governor-Elect
Sanders.
DEFICIT IS GROWING
GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES
IN EXCESS OF RECEIPTS.
LOSSES OF $100,006,000 SHOWN
Treasury Condition of a Tear Ago
Compared to the Present Time.
Disposition in Congress
Riot in Appropriations.
to
Washington.—Senator» and, mem
bers of the House who have been pon
dering over the warning against any
extravagance sounded by Senator al
drich on Saturday, are just beginning
fully to appreciate what that warn
ing meant. He pointed out a deficit
the coming fiscal year of not far from
•$300,000,000, and that means that
unless revenues pick up materially the
special session to revise the tariff will
have a gigantic task on its hands, not
only of overhauling tariff schedules,
but of revising the whole revenue sys
tem. Senator Aldrich predicted a
deficit of $60,000,000 this fiscal year,
and pointed out that appropriations
would exceed those made by the last
session of congress by $124,000,000.
As things stand the special session,
after the inauguration" of the next
president will have to consider the
whole revenue system, including the
inheritance tax plan. A chasm of
over $100,000,000 stretches between
the treasury condition of a year ago
and its condition now. This would
not be of so much moment were it
not that things are going from bad
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iir^ S !l SO „I ar fllZlT ? d „l X :
penditures are concerned. A year
a go at this time, the treasury had a
surplus of over $55,000,000. Now, it
has a deficit of about $47,000,000.
The receipts for the current fiscal year
are about $40,000,000 behind those of
the last fiscal year up to the corres
ponding date. The expenditures for
the current fiscal year are more than
$60,000,000 heavier t'han those for the
corresponding part of the preceding
fiscal year. With revenues diminish
ing and the drain on the treasury in
creasing, the inevitable result is a
rapidly growing deficit. By the end
of the fiscal year, June 30, it is ex
pected to run up to $60,000,000, or
more.
The President's Last Message.
The violent opposition of the Re
publican political leaders in congress
to President Roosevelt was accentuat
ed in the fact that on Monday of last
week he sent a special message into
both houses of the National Legisla
ture, and in neither was it read, but
was laid over, with no other expla
nation than that congress was too
busy to give it any attention. Since
the days of Andrew Johnson, imme
diately after • the close of the Civil
War of 1861-65, when congress sought
to impeach and unseat the president,
it is doubtful if the chief magistrate
of the Republic has ever been treated
with such indifference, and hostility.
There is nothing new in the presi
dent's message. He only urges the en
actment by congress of measures
Which are recognized as embodying
his most radical views in regard to
corporations and capital, and he takes
occasion to chide the national law
making body for its indifference to
what he considers are matters of vital
policy.
Uncle Sam Generous.
The bill extending aid to the suf
ferers in the recent tornado in the
Southern states was transferred from
the committee on military affairs to
the appropriation committee in the
house. The latter committee immedi
ately reported the bill favorably and
under suspension of the rules, it
was passed. The bill appropriates
$250,000 and directs its expenditures
by the secretary of war in the sup
plying of shelter and subsistence.
Postmasters Appointed.
Postmasters appointed : Mississip
pi—Dillville, Hancock county, Grover
C. Brown; Kiln, HancocK county, Jno.
J. Herlihy; Whitesand, Jefferson Da
vis county, Isabella R. Loflin. Rural
oute No. 2, was ordered established
•July 1 at Moselle, Jones county, Mis
sissippi, serving 400 persons and 86
families.
Consuls Appointed.
To be consuls: Julean H. Arnold,
of California at Amoy China; Carl F.
Deichman of Missouri at Tamsui. For
mosa; Charles E. Eberhardt, of Kan
sas at Barranquilla. Columbia ; George
Heimrod of Nebraska at Berne, Switz
er land.
Want No Prohibition.
The glass-blowers of Danville, 111.,
Aave notified Speaker Cannon that
they are opposed to the Tillman bill,
which provides practically for t'ho
confiscation of liquor shipped into
prohibition states. If this measure
2oes through it will result in the re
duced production of alcoholic liquors.
Diminished production will have its
effect on the demand for bottles.
The Freedmau-'a, Bank Bill.
Former slaves or their -heirs are to
benefitted to the «tent of a million
dollars if a bill a* reported by the
House Committee en Banking and
Currency becomes a. law. The°meas
ure, which has beefiin Congress for
many years, has passed the Senate. It
is based upon the <|aims of former
slaves who lost moley deposited in
the Freedman's Bank which was es
tablished in this citi for the benefit
of negroes soon afteathe close of the
Civil War. The ban! failed after a
•brief existence, andjijf more than
thirty-five years the iegro depositors
or their heirs have leen trying* to
induce the gore gpw to reimburse
them,
Postal Matters.
Postmasters appointed: Louisiana
—Bonita, Morehouse parish, Myra M.
Jones; Taft, St. Charles parish, J. B.
Brown.
Mississippi—Union Church Jeffer
son county, John M. Galbreath.
Rural Carriers Appointed for Mis
sissippi Routes—Bolton, Route 3, Won
der J. Gray, carrier, Allen H. Jack
son substitute; Cold water, Route 3,
Victor C. Mayfield, carrier, John R.
Sneed substitute; Sarah, Route 1, Ed
L. Pace, carrier, Wm. P. Bizzelle sub
stitute; Vaiden, Route 2, Andrew N.
Ezell carrier, Jas. K. McCune substi
tute.
The postoffice at Blache, Rapides
parish, and Hydropolis, Avoyelles par
ish, Louisiana, will be discontinued
May 31.
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For National Rifle Contest.
Candidates for the rifle teams to
represent the infantry and cavalry
arms in the national match at Camp
Perry, O., this year, are being provis
I ionallv selected with a view to pre
! liminary practice. Candidates may be
sent from the PhiHippines and Cuba.
Capt. William H. Hay, of the Tenth
Infantry on duty at the Pennsylva
nia State College is to be captain of
the cavalry team, and Capt. Fred L.
Musson of the Ninth Infantry, on du
ty at Fort Sam Houston, will be cap
tain of the infantry. Lieut. Col.
Evans of the Fifth Infantry, on duty
with the general staff, will be the ex
ecutive officer of the meet.
Apology to American Consul.
The Mukden incident^ arising out
of an assault committed recently by
a Japanese postman and other Jap
anese upon the native servants of the
American consul general, William D
Straight, is regarded as being satis
factorily closed. M. Kato, the Jap
anese consul at Mukden, has written
a letter of apology and regret to Mr,
Straight. The postman has been sen
tenced to one month's imprisonment
and his two accomplices also havf
been punished.
Signed Bill On Sunday.
The peculiar situation arising from
the fact that President Roosevelt sign
ed the bill increasing the pension of
widows of soldiers of the Civil War
Sunday, April 19, has not been clear
ed up. The claim is made that a bill
signed on Sunday is invalid, but in
formally Attorney-General Bonaparte
holds that in this case the bill is not
invalid inasmuch as the bill would
have become law within ten days with
out the signature of the chief exec«
utive.
The Waters-Pierce Case.
Representative Burleson, of Texas,
entered a motion in the Supreme
Court of the United States for the
advancement on the docket of the
case of the State of Texas vs. the
Waters-Pierce Oil Company, involv
ing a fine by the State against the
company amounting to over $1,600.
000. The Court took the motion un
der advisement.
Bids Wanted for Tugs.
Proposals for the construction of
twelve steel tugboats 100 feet long
for service in the Coast Artillery dis
trict have been invited by the Quar
termaster General of the Army. These
boats will be slightly larger than those
heretofore built for these purposes,
possessing among other characteris
tics living quarters for the crew.
To Continue Filibuster.
In a recent speech in the House Mi
nority Leader Williams said thai the
Democratic filibuster would continue
until the House decided to consider
the campaign publicity bill, a bill put
ting print paper on the free list and
the anti-injunction bill.
Nomination Cinched.
The Taft men claim that they have
enough delegates from Northern
states to give him the nomination,
and they will not fight for votes in
the South
Oklahoma Land Case Settled,
The controversy between J. J. Bo
gard and others vs. F. H. Sweet and
others relative to the ownership of
certain lands in Mangum, Green
county, Okla., was settled by the Su
preme Court of the United States in
favor of Sweet. The suit was insti
tuted to remove a cloud from the ti
tle on property growing out of th«
fact that Greep county was formerly
claimed by Texas.
ARREST SENATORS
FIVE SENSATIONAL INDICT
MENTS RETURNED.
LEAVES HOME FOR YOGA CULT
Overcome With Grief President
Purdue College Resigns Be
cause Wife Deserts Wim
Love Kills Freedom.
of
Little Rock.—Five members of the
senatorial branch of the Arkansas
legislature were placed under arrest
according to advices at the sheriff's
office ou charges of either perjury
or bribery growing out of the legisla
tive boodle inquiry of last week, and
the arrest of a sixth senator is im
minent. Immediately after their ar
rest by the sheriffs of the respective
caunties, the senators were released
upon bonds. A decided sensation was
effected here when the news was re
ceived, although it was known that
the indictments had been returned by
the grand jury last week. In all
there were about twenty-five indict
ments charging members of the senate
and the lower house and outside
parties with being implicated in the
wholesale bribery which was brought
to light after a diliglnt inquiry.
Lafayette, Ind. —President W. E.
Stone, of Purdue university, will, it
is said, within a few days, tender his
resignation to the board of trustees
and leave for an extended visit in
Northern Michigan. He is suffering
greatly from nervousness, as a result
of the notoriety cause by his wife's
leaving him and denied himself to
all callers. His wife, whom he still
loves, has "withdrawn" from the
world, her husband and her family to
pursue the Yoga philosophy, a mystic
teaching said to be imported from
India. Lured by the peculiar prayers
and odd philosophy of this strange,
cult, the wife of this noted educator,
is in Europe, from where she sent her
last farewell to her husband in the
form of a letter. Dr. Stone revealed
his sad story before the Presbyterian
church, of which he is a member.
Rare Coin Found.
Nashville, Tenn.—The duplicate of
the $10 gold token issued by the
Cincinnati Mining Company in 1849,
and which, according to a London
dispatch was sold in that city for,
America for $2,175, has been located
in this city. It is owned by Jake
Fishel, of the firm of Herman Bros.,
& Lindauer, wholesale dry goods mer
chants. The coin was given Mr.
Fishel twenty vears ago bv his fath
ir . ttv T i t _ ' n .
er, Morris Fishel, who was a forty
niner and connected with the Cin
cinnati Mining Company. The coin
bears on one side seal'of Ctliforia
and on the other Indian head and
"Cincinnati Trading and Minin^o.,
1849."
Mayor Hikes the Pike.
Fort Smith, Ark.—There is under
arrest here Ed. Newcomb, reputed to
be an Oklahoma outlaw, who is sup
posed to be a member of the Henry !
Starr gang and a runner for the party, j
Newcomb went into the railroad »ta- j
tion at Nowater, Okla., armed with a
Winchester, and ran the ticket agent
out of the building. The city mar
shal feared to aiyest Newcomb, but
informed him that the mayor desired
to see him. Newcomb went to the
mayor's office and caused that offi
cial to flee for his life. He the®
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boarded a "train for Fort Smith and '
was arrested on his arrival here upon
a telegram from the Nowater authori
ties.
"Blind" Beggar Sees.
Chicago.—A supposedly blind and
deaf mendicant who had been • ar
rested was fined $80 by Municipal
Judge Wells. The man's hearing and
sight were suddenly restored and he
took $80 from one of his pockets and
paid his fine. He was searched, and
a bank book showing deposits of
$1,452 was found.
Denied Baby's Kiss; Kills Self.
Sioux City, la.—'Seeing his baby
girl playing on the steps of his div-'fire
orced wife's home, Frank L. Horton,
was about to embrace and kiss the
child when his former wife ran out
and took the baby away from him.
Horton, seemingly dazed, ran to the
street and shot himself dead.
Laura Jean Libby Writes 80 Plays.
New York.—Laura Jean Libbey,
who coined the expression "Love'back
make the world go 'round," has fin-.
ished her eightieth play.
Des Moines, la.—The Rev. J. H.
Dimmitt, pastor of the Congregation
al Church at Valley Junction, has
been dismissed from membership of
the Grinnell Association of Congre
gational Churches and Ministers on
the charge of conduct unbecoming a
minister, with Miss Nellie A. Luth
er, principal of the Valley Junction
schools. She recently was released
from Mercy Hospital in this city and
is now at her home in Adel.
SOUTHERN FEMALE RAFFLES.
Beautiful North Carolina Girl Under
Arrest in Chicago.
Chicago.—A dramatic story of a
talented and pretty southern girl, who,
dazzled by diamonds, turned thief and
looted the home where she was eta
ployed as governess, was discovered
m the arrest of Georgia Edna Bible,
22 years old, whom the police of every
city in the country hare been seek
ing for four months on a charge of
stealing $8,000 worth of diamonds
from Herbert B. Loeb, a wealthy man
ufacturer living in Philadelphia.
Too Muck Booze.
Union City, Tenn."—The ioqueat
over the Killing of Max Lefils by Doc
Domingus was held- and after hearing
the evidence the coroner's jury re
turned a verdict charging Domingus
with the killing. Domingus was at
once arrested and tried before Squire
Polk. The evidence developed the
fact that the boys were drinking free
ly. They were all drunk and Lefils
accused Domingus of taking his
whiskey. He wanted it and began to
curse Domingus, calling him some very
ugly names. He drew his pistol and
told Domingus that he would kill him,
when Domingus grabbed at the pistol
and threw it in an upward direction.
In the scramble the pistol was dis
charged. the ball passing into the back
part of the deceased's head and kill
ing him instantly.
Debased Man Assauits Girl
Memphis, Tenn.—Thomas Murray,
formerly a contractor and carpenter,
but more recently a waiter employed
by Jim Kelly at a saloon on isoiirti
Main street, was arrested and placed
in jail on a charge of criminal assault.
Murray -was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Farnbacker upon a capias is
sued Friday, lie having been indicted
on the charge of assaulting Katie
SteTker, a 14-year-old girl. The as
sault is alleged to have been made on
the evening of April 20, and the girl
tells a most harrowing tale of her ex
perienee with Murray and an accom
plice, whose name is unknown to her.
Peek-a-Boo Tabooed.
New York.—The girls of Horace
Mann school, at Broadway and One
Hundred and Twentieth street, have
been forbidden to wear ultra fashion
able or extravagant headgear, false
hair, elaborate adornments of jewelry,
high-heeled shoes and peek-a-boo
waists. This sweeping edict was given
from the pulpit in the chapel. Ever
since, the new dress reform has been
the chief topic of discussion anions;
the girls, who aver that the boys in
the school are allowed wide latitude
in their selection of wearing apparel.
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Two Killed.
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Miami, Fla. J. D. \Va er, a sa oou
: keeper, and Ernest Stafford, a bar
' keeper, were shot and almost instantly
killed in North Miami by Henry op
' kius , formerly of Jacksonville, but
who has been a resident of Miami for
some time. Hopkins escaped after the
shooting, but was captured later.
Fight With Robbers.
Tyron, Okla.—Five bank robbers
-
entered the larmers Bank o 1 >
and after demolishing the big sa e
with seven charges of djnamite fac
cured $600 and made their escape.
After the money was secure a run
"ing fight followed, but the robbers
escaped
Authoress Sued for Divorce.
Chattanooga, Tenn.—William Cooke
has sued Grace McGowan Cooke, an
authoress, for divorce, alleging deser
tion. Cooke charges that his wife
prefers a literary to a domestic life.
She is the daughter of a former edi
tor-in-chief of the Chattanooga
Times.
Porto mem Celeb rate.
, f
anniversary of the esta isirae " ^
the government in the is an o or
Rieo under the Amencan regime wa.
observed here. Te a or oi 0 aniz
tions paraded and several commemor
San Juan, Porto Rico.—The eigHlT
ative mass meetings were held.
Fire Destroys Lumber.
Heber, Ark.—As the result of a
in a dry kiln of a loca mi , se\
eral hundred feet of lumber were
destroyed, and but for t e ar wor
the entire mill and yards would have
been destroyed.
Daylight Thieves get $5,000 Gems.
Tacoma, Wash.—Three men entered
the jewelry store of Frank C. Hart
and while the attendants were in a
stole a wallet containing
room,
$5,000 worth of diamonds and otùer
precious stones and escaped.
Italian Murdered.
Seattle, Wash.—The body of Dom
inic Carlino, a young Italian, was
found in the street here with a bul
let hole through the heart an the
clothing badly torn. The police be
lieve that he wore a money belt
around his waist and that this vva3
cut way from him by his assailants.
A bloody knife and an old black
slouch bat were found near the body.
JOE JOSEPHKILLED
ASSASSIN OF ARCHER RIDDLED
WITH BUCKSHOT.
WAS HIDDEN IN BACK WATER
Went to House to Beg Bread and
Posse Was Notified. Negro's
Head Was Barely Visible
Above the Surface of Water.
Port Gibson, Miss.—Joe Joseph,
the negro assassin of Branch T. Ar
cher, was shot and kiHed just, after
dark Friday night, by former Sher
iff McCdy tmd -Mike ]q.; |
a posse to find him. Joseph's head
was shot almost to pieces while he
was standing in back water up to his
neck in the cane at the mouth of
Bayou Pierre near Bruinsburg. His
body was immediately recovered by
the two men, who were in a dug out
at the time they killed him. The body
was brought here in a gasoline launch.
He must have become desperately
hungry for he left his hiding place in
the back water, and visited a house
on Mike Brand's place. He begged an
aged woman for bread. She was
alone at the time. When her son
came she told him of it. The son
rushed to Mike Brand and informed
him of it. The posse was notified
and desperately pressed the trail. Jo
seph had paddled up near the hous*
on a log, propelling himself by a
long pole, when he ventured to beg
food. Capt. McCav and Mike Brand
secured a dugout and went out into
the back water. Suddenly they heard
a movement. The men called to Jo
seph. He did not reply. Two shots
were fired. Another movement. An
other movement. Joseph's head was
just above the water. The third re
port of the gun riddled his head with
buckshot. The consequent movement
of his lunge into the water, when shot,
led the men to him. His body was re
covered as soon as possible. Indenti
fication was complete. Part of the
$1,300 reward was for Joseph dea/
or alive.
CHAS. W. MORSE INDICTED.
New York Ice Kin« Must Stand Trial
in United States Court.
New York.—Indictments against
Chas. W. Morse and Alfred H. Cur
tis, former officers of the National
Bank of North America, charging mis
application of the funds of that bank,
were sustained by Judge Hough, of
the United States circuit court.
Counts of the indictment based upon
the allegations that Morse anl Cur
tis conspired to deceive the bank ex
aminers and comptroller of the cur
rency, alßo were sustained. Counsel
for the defendants had demurred to
all the indictments.
LIGHTNING DISROBES A GIRL
Also Takes Her Shoes, But She Re
covers and Laughs.
Lancaster, Pa. —Struck by lightning
Miss Jennie Martin, 19 years old, o 1
Bird-in-Hand, lives to joke over her
experience. The bolt tore off all her
clothes and ripped her shoes to tat
ters. Stunned for a short while, she
recovered to find her only injury a
slight blistered line on her right arm
and body. A mouthorgan she carried
was cut 'n halves. Her father, Abra
ham Martin, attempting to raise the
girl, was knocked down, so heavily
was her body charged with elecricity.
Insulted Girl and is Shot.
Jackson, Tenn.—Leonard Thomas,
a negro of this city, talked insult
ingly to Miss Ruby Graves at Medi
na, for whom he was picking berries,
because she reproved him for not fill
ing his boxes. The negro drew his
knife and threatened the young lady,
and when her brotner came iip the
negro threatened to cut Iiis throat.
He then fled from the field and later
a posse of young men followed on q
freight train to arrest him. Near
Jackson they found him, when he
again brought his knife into play and
was «hot down.
Threw Switch; Wreck.
Cleveland, 0.—East bound passetr
ger train No. 6, on the Erie road
which left this city for New York
ran into a siding a mile from th»
Cleveland station and crashed into a
westbound passenger train which was
waiting for No. 6 to pass. No one
was killed, but several persons re
ceived serious injuries. As the New
York train came up to the poi^t
where the west-bound train was wait
ing an unknown man threw the switch
sending the east-bound train on to
the siding. -
Wreck on Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth, N. J.—One man was
probably fatally injured, many were
slightly hurt and traffic on the Penn
sylvania railroad was blocked for sev
eral hours today as a result of a col
lision between a freight and passenger
train near South Elizabetli station. a
telephone pole standing ncaT the edge
of the track prevented a coach filled
with passengers from plunging over a
fifteen foot embankment.

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