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ff tVcwiTJt fPfPHf N V- io' THE MARION DAILY MIRROR. ZVJt- VOLUME XVI. NO. 245. MARION, OHIO, TI1UKSDAY EVENING-, MAY J, 1908. FBIOS TWO CNT. fr M u H y. .V ? ii rx SAYS HE WILL GUNNESS TO THE OFFICERS FOR $5,000 Milwaukee Man Writes to Him the Mistress of the 'Tort of Missing Men" is Alive and lie Can Lay His Hand on Her. A Cleveland Man Writes, Telling of Having Been Ap proached by a Man, Supposedly an Accomplice of Mrs. Gunness, Who Sought to Lure Him to tho Farm Near Laporte--Doctors are Still Undecided on tho Question of Whether or not the Arch Murderess Met Death in tht Flames Laraphere's Attorney Says tho Suspect Never Confessed and That- He Has Nothing to Confess. Laporte, Ind., May 14. Sheriff Bmutzer today received a letter from Milwaukee signed "'John Williamson," In which tho writer elates that Mrs. thinness ,1s alive, that ho knows whoro she Is and will turn over to tho police -within throo days If a roward of $5,000 Is offered. Laporto, Ind., May 11 Donlala hy Laporto officials that tho Rev. Dr. B. A. Sehcll had revealed to thorn tho substanco of .his conver sations with Lamphcro, and tho discovery of ovldenco Uiat Mrs. Bella Gunness was aided by an ecoompllco In luring nor victims to the farm, wcro tho chief devcl. opments In the case. In addition II. W. Wordon, at torney for tho prisoner, Issued a formal statement thai, ho had glv. en hts client strict injunctions not to discuss itho charges against him and concluding: Tha-fact .JsthatUunpUrrelias jiever-rnddo a confession lo any ono and never will. Ho luia nothing to confess." TJo ovldonco regarding tho aids of (Mrs. Gunness enmo In a letter from a resident of Cleveland ad- dressed to tho local chief of pollcoa Clinton Coohrano. It told of tho writer having mot a stranger In that city Inst August who gavo him a photograph of "a rloh widow who resided In Laporte, ' and tried to poreuodo "him to como hero to see tho woman. Tho photograph is a fairly good .likeness of Mrs. Gunnooa and was ovldontly takon some tlmo ago. It Is a small nega tive wWch acorns to (hivo been rut from a photograph, tho arm BRYAN MEN ON CONSERVATIVE ACTION Unless tho Opposition Becomes Radical, the Commoner's Followers will not Bolt the Convention at St. Paul Bryan May bo Indorsed as Second Choice at tho Minnesota Democratic Convention. St. Paul, May 14 It has become doubtful whether or not tho follow ers of William. J. Bryan will bolt tho DemocmUo stato convention Two days ago It was tentatively agreed 'amors thorn that such ac. tlon should bo takon if tholr con testing delogatos woro not seated In the convention. Yestcrdny, how. ever, tho sontlmont against such a step Jias .largely increased. A conference of tho Bryan load ers 'was liold Wednesday rat Uio Merchants' .hotel and In tho even ing Rational Committeeman T. T. Hudson, who presided In Uio moot ing, gavo out tho following state ment; "Tho course of tho Bryan men will depend upon tho action of tho convention. If tho action of tho convontlon docs not seom to bo Tight, wo will call tho .Bryan mon to withdraw for a conforonco nt which furUior steps cm bo dotor mlnod." Tho nltorcd stato of fooling Is duo partly to a 'roporli that Bryan has advised National Commlttco. man Hudson that ho docs not doom highly radical action as favorablo to his intorofltH and also to Uio pronouncod opinion of many Bryan pooplo that tho sending of a con. tesUng convention to Denver will bo ''bad politics" Uiat will destroy all chance of Bryan carrying Mln- DELIVER IS. Sheriff Smutzer Telling and 'hand of a man extending across tho background and resting on her shoulder. Tho letter In full follows: 'Cleveland, O., .May 12, 1008. "To Chief of Police, laporto, Ind. Dear Sir: Last August, whllo waiting for a street car In our public square. I was approached by a gentleman who commoncpd a conversation with mo. After a whllo ho stated that ho was In tills city on speculation, and that oittlo was .his lino; that Ills homo was In Chicago, 111., but that ho could do business In Clcvclnnd. After Bomo tlmo ho endeavored to find out regarding my family, etc., and asked mo If I was married.' In a spirit of fun. I said no and ho Immediately commenced to toll mo about a rich widow who re sided "In laporto, Ind.. who was looking for a man. He claimed she was the owner of a large ranch stocked with cattlo and that sho wait loofclng-ror-a'.'mcnr'-'"""-- -''Whon I asked him why sh could not get a man there, ho re plied tluit sho did not want a man fioni that part of tho country, nnd he also stated that If I was will. li.K both 'he and I would got on train nnd jo thero at once. When l CM.IM 1 UIU Jlt'l 11JIU IU tlU IllUt ho said If I would pay tho faro for tho lady sho would como at once, nnd I could seo for myself. "Ho also gavo me a plcturo of tho lady, who was supposed to bo looking for a husbind, which I cnclcoo horouiUi, and I do this merely thinking thnt I might bo of asslstanco In the matter of Mra Gunness. This man claimed that Chicago INSIST neaoti Uils fall It ho Is. nominated nt Denver. National Committeeman Hudson would nolthon atllrm nor deny that ho had been urgod by Mr. Bryan to take none but a consorvatlvo ac tion. Ho admlttod having rccolved recent letters from Bryan and al lowed It to bo Inferred tint mat ters In thh slate hnl been loft almost ontlroly to Uio discretion of Mr. Bryun's lieutenants, Frank Lnrrabeo. of Minneapolis, In an ardont supportor of Mr. Bry an, and declared whllo tho con for. onco iu tho Mcrchnnts hotel was In progress that it was too lato for Mr. Bryan to call oft his followors declaring thoy would fight It out no matter what word might como from tholr chtof. There la n strong feeling nmonp; tho Bryan pcoplo, and it Is shared to uomo extent by u few Johnson mon, that It may bo jiohsiblo to Indorso Bryan as a ''second cJiolco." Thoro Is, liowovor, only an inflnltoly small chnnco of this being done. Tho Johnson mon havo such an ovorwholmlng majority of Uio dolo. gaJies In today's convention Unit thero Is no ohanco of tho Bryan pooplo gottlng anything boyond what tho Johnson following Is pleased to glvo thc-m, nnd tho Johnson following Is dlsposod to give them noUilnl?, BELLE Illinois, was his homo, and ho was about 35 or 3C yenrs of ago, llvo feet three or four, weight about 100 pounds, reddish complexion, smooth face, dark hair and woro a black soft hat, blue suit and had tho general appearance of a man pretty, well to do, being well dressed and would miko a good Impression. U forgot tho .matter entirely It being nioroly a matter of fun on my part, until itho newspapers camo out about tho wholesale murders In Laporto whon thin oc- Liuiuntu wuiiu ".luiv iu n.j luiuu. i inoi?nt, iiwi u wiuo i''" ,w . 1..J ".l. u Wl w..,a,an( ,)aJ 1);on (Wnssmt(K, and tha, . m ,1 . . i "l vlolontly anil IJHtlsh brother Nasr lo idontlfy tho man, should I bo .... ,,,, ' . .. , , , . ..n.i i .itn.i i.. i.if ,,UIIau K'n. reign In his stead, was n fVivni,i n h.i ,nrn. Intr. Afr. Fred Koh'ler and ho vised my writing you ,, i.nvn If I cm bo of any assistant advlso .. . ... me. Kindly return photograph if you Jiavo no use for lt.' Tho photograph enclosed W3s n good llkencta of Mrs. Gunness nnd It Is probable thnt tho Cleveland man will bo asked to glvo further particulars of Ills experience Other developments In the case were: Thomas Hluckbtirn, of Amboy. Ind., was discovered to bo tho man wJiom Hay Lmnphcro si Id ho biw on tho Gucnthcr road tho morning of tho fire. Blackburn was accompanied by his wife and son. The time of his doparturo from tho 'homo of a rolatlvo show ed that tho meeting must havo oc Contlnuod on Pago Hour. m'kees are divorced Decree is Based on the Peti tion and Cross Petition'ot ' tho Husband and Wife Paris, May 14. -A dlvorco was granted today on both Mra. 11. MolCee's petition against her husband and on MoKto's counter suit n gains! Ills wits. Costs of tho dlvorco pro ceeding aro ordered divided between tho husband ami wife. Tho latter Is given custody of her child Hush Tevls, Moldco'a stop-oon, and MaKee is required to rontrlbuto $200 month ly toward 'his support, airs. McKcj is wealthy and no llnanclal allow, anco Is made In her favor. Mrs. McKeo was formerly Mlra Cornelia Baxter, of Kentucky. Hor first husbiind was Hugh 1'ovls. iMc Kcj is tho son of a Pittsburg million nlro. , '- ' " NEGRO SHOOTS YOUNG LADY AND HER MOTHER Fucblo, Colo.. May 14 Jnmea Lynn, oolorcd, today cliaaod Mrs. Julia James and her mother Into the street, shot tho daughter dead and fatally wounded tho mother. Ho escaped. Posses of citizens Is after tho negro. They will lynch him If ho Is caught. INDIA AROUSED Unconfirmed Rumor Says Ruler of Afghanistan was Assassinated London, May 11. -Rumors that ,AmmIr Hablb Ullah Khan, of Afghan- received hero today. Cables to India ad-Uuul tho toIcBrapl to tho northern .frontier aro bohig kept hot with do mamh for a "niiatlon or tho re- : tmnlM HM. THi.11.ti. ..n..n...nW I. !""" (.""" jintich excltel. 13 TRUST CO. ASSIGNS Financial Stringency is Given as the Cause for Closing the Doors. Cleveland, O. May II. Giving the "financial stringency" as the cauio, tho Rcesrvo .jrni&t Company made an ass!gniiiitf, Thursday, Rnd closed Its doors. Tho fteed of assignment Wo1 mnde to dio Superior Savings and Trust company nnd placos its liabilities at 2,700,000 and assets at a llko amount. "Tho nnnouncMiient Is made tint tho assets will probably bo sufficient to pay all denooltors In full. BOTH ARE FOR TAFT Two Factions in California are United on tho One Proposition. Sacramento. Calif., May 14. Presi dent Roosovelt'a, administration will be endorsed and tho dolegatos to tin" National convention at Chicago will ENTERING THE DANGER ZONE. P SZ. p bo Instructed to voto for Secretary Taft, by tho Republican state con. vention, which incctn here this af ternoon. Thoro aro two factions, but both aro for Taft. ARKANGEMENTS FOR BISHOP DORSTMAN'S FUNERAL Cleveland, O., May 14 Tho body of Bishop llorstmann will bo brought to Cleveland from Canton, this week, and funeral eorvlces will bo held nt St. John's oitho dral, Tuesday. Tho body will Ho In stato at tho cathedral all day Monday. It Js expected that over four hundred priests and otlior Catholic dignitaries from Ohio and neighboring states will bo at tho funeral. POLICE BEAT-UP Rival Factions in Third Dis trict Hold Conventions Today. Katon. O., May II Republicans of the Third congressional district aro holding two convontlona hero today. Tho Biesor forces from Montgomery county took forclblo possesion of tho city 'hall early this .morning after battering up nix special policemen. Congress man Harding and lila delegates nro meeting at tho court house. Mich convention has completed Its organization atfcl it Is oxpected both sides will namo congressional candidates. It la predicted that Harding will be named by his forces and II. G. Catrow by tho opposition. JOHN D., A, SOCIALIST This is the Accusation Made at the University of Chicago. Chicago, May 14 "John D. itockefeller lo a Socialist?" declared Robert lllunter. of New York, In nn Impassioned speech to tho students to tho University of Chicago today. Xot only Is this so," ho continued "but ho .Is. now on rocord as op posing tho reactionary movoment In tho American colloscs of today.' Rev. Charles F. Aked, pastor of Rockefeller's church in Now York, Is admittedly n socialist and It was becauso of that fact Uiat tho Standard Oil magnato brought him to America. Hunter intimated that the so cialist movement In America will ot benefit by tho Rockefeller mil. 'lions. Rosen in Now York Herald. FIFTY PERSONS KILLED; HUNDREDS INJURED Tornado Sweeps Over a Portion of Loulsana Wednesday JNignt carrying Death and Destruction in Its Teeth Town of Gilliam Wiped Out and Two Others Bad ly Damaged Relief Trains Rushed to the Scene. Shroveport, La.. May 11 The town of Gilliam, thirty miles north of Shroveport, Is reported wiped out by tornado and a numbor of porcons killed. A relief ttraln has been sent. Latest advices say that all houses In Gllllin excopt two aro demolish ed. Gillian Is n vlllao of about 100 Inhabitants. Little Rnck, Ark., May 11 Tho Postal Tcleraph Co. hero has rc clved a message saying that about halt of tho Inhabitants of Gilliam either havo been killed or injured and urging that relief bo sent at Enemies of Secretary Taft Set CLAIM A DEAL WAS MADE WITH WALL STREET torney for the Steel Trust Wrote tne uepDurnum auu That the Support of the Administration was the Price Paid for Wall Street's Support of the ... 4 WarSecretaryy. , Washington, Slay 14 Frank H. HUcbcock, Tnft's esteem mauager, claims enough votes to nominate his candidates on Uio first ballot and nlnety.ono to spare. This 13 the second statement Hitchcock has let go over his own signature The first one Issued several weeks ago promised the public that Taft would fliave enough votes to nomi nate on tho first ballot. Simultaneously, from tho press bureau of tho allies, comes tho claim of proof that Taffs mann ers made a deal with Wall-st. In terests for support. Tho specific case cited is tho steel trust. It is charged that Francis Lyndo Stet son, attorney for the steel trust, wrote tho Hepburn bill, amending tihe Sherman anti-trust act, that J P. Morgan and E. II. Gary of the United States Steel Co., np. provod It. nnd that thin bill was the price of tholr support It 13 a bill for which Prceldont FORAKER CLAIMS VICTORY ., IN BROWNSVILLE FIGHT Further Consideration of the Matter is Postponed Until Next December The Ohio Senator Says He Could Have Won Yesterday but Allowing the Question to go Over Makes Victory More Certain. .Washington, .May II. .Tho further ccnsVIcration of the Brownsville af. fair today was postponed by tho sen ato until December 1G next. This de cision was reached after an extended oxchango of vlowa among sonators. .Mr. Fo raker, nftor urging tho ap pointment or an early day of voting on his bill moved that it bo taken up next December. tAfter si motion by Sonator Culber. Gon, of Texas, to voto on tho bill next Saturday was laid on tho tablo, Mr. iForakcrta motion was ndopted by a voto of 02 to 0. (Mr. iForcikor igavo out a Btatomont saying thnt whllo .ho could not havo pissed tho bill now, iho thlnkw ho has Insured lt pasBago by tho postpono- mont. Just bofono tho Minato adjourned for tho day Ronator Bnlkoloy gavo notice that on Monday noxt ho would ask. tho sonato to take up tho Warn er bill, authorizing tho presldont to Tostora to duty such membera of the i Shrovoport, La., May 14. Caddo and Boshlor parishes present a soono of desolation today as a result of a tornado which, swopt thorn last night Tho town of Gilliam waa wiped out BolUngor was badly wrecked nfld Hill City damngtxl. Fifty persons are rcportod killed and hundrods in. Jurod. iWJros are down and dotails of tho disaster are unobtainable. Ilel'of trains, carrying doctors and nurse3 aro expected to return horo today with the dead and injured. Hospitals have prepared to reoelva tho maimed. up the Claim That an At T 1. Roosevelt lias made himself reopon slblo and- one which Speaker Can. non and Uio house leaders refuso to lot pasa. The press agent of the allies, E. B. Johns, makea this chargo on the authority of E. B. MarUn, national secretary of tho American Anti-Trust league. Mr. MarUn will mako an argument Saturday against tho Hepburn bill before tho senate Judiciary committee. John3 quotes Mr. iMartln as say ing: '"I havo secured what nppoara to mo conclusive evidence that Immunity has been promlsd to the great Interests In Wall-st. I will ask tho senate committee to give mo an opportunity to produce my ovldonce." ( This attack from the camp fit tho allied favorite sons Bhows that ' they havo not yet accepted 'the re-;,- suit claimed by .Hitchcock as flnaU although men llko Aldlroh, Hale nnd Crane have battalion of negro soldlors implicated In tho Brownsvlllo affray as he be-1' llovos to havo been gulltloss. Senator iBullcotoy ta Intensely dls. satisfied -with tho action taken bj Senator Foraker in permitting the Brownsvlllo matter to go over until next session, and expects to mako known his views on. tho subject dn an address to tho eonato. His notice .wa. coupled with Uio atatmnont that h would expect to got action on tv mattor at the prowont fwston of can.- gross. iHls position maiiKexuy is lm-, possible Jn viow ot tho voto of thf oonoto today. Senator Rayner's resolution, direct ing tho president lo appoint a court of Inquiry to Investigate tho case, of Ool. William F. Sowart ot the army now stationed at Fort Grant, lAris., was ireforred to tho committee on mil. itary affaire ivlUi an understanding once. that Senator. Iiaynor will oppoar no foro that committee to mako a furttti or statement on tho Btowarl caso, ' f. A. l ! fc h t I f W r". f 4S.;"' r- fr- iii ,s .W" it ' tfi wjft& jtlth. ..AJMMiMt .i.ioJ.M.. -s, . -. Viii . t .vi.m:..v.4 Oau4fciu. , JAaaJCS'LiAj .