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The L'Anse Sentinel.
By Trio 6ntlnl Publishing Oo. L'ANSE, MICHIGAN. s Y OF A WEEK'S EVENTS MOST IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS AT HOME TOLD IN CON DENSED FOBM. LATE FOREIGN DISPATCHES Interesting Items of News Gathered from All Parts of the Globe and Outlined In the Briefest Manuel Possible. RE8UME OF THAW TRIAL. District Attorney Jerome appealed to the court to stop the Thaw trial, declaring Thaw was Insane and in capuble of directing his counsel. The Jury was excused for two days while the court Inquired into Thaw's mental condition and decided whether or not to appoint a commission In lunacy. In the Thaw trial the case for the people was closed by the introduction of the Hummel affidavit, in which Ev elyn Nesblt accused Thaw of repeat edly stripping and lashing her brutally when they were in Europe together. According to Hummel, Miss Nesblt also swore she would not sign state ' raents which Thaw had prepared ac cusing Stanford White of having drugged and ruined her. With Attorney Delmas fighting every Inch of the way, District Attor ney Jerome secured from Abraham Hummel his complete story as to the affidavit which it Is alleged Evelyn Nesblt Thaw made In the lawyer's of fice In 1903, charging Harry K. Thaw with beatlnir her when she told him that the statement that Stanford White had drugged and ruined her was not true. A schoolmate of Harry K. Thaw In Wooster (O.) University has made a statement denying the stories of Thaw's wl'd life In that institution. Reports that Mrs. Evelyn Nesblt Thaw has collapsed and that Abe Hummel faces prosecution for per jury as a result of his testimony about the affidavit accusing Harry Thaw of cruelty toward Evelyn, were preva lent. The closing of the case for the defense was delayed a day. Thaw sent 100 to the flood sufferers at Pittsburg. MISCELLANEOUS. The grand Jury at San Francisco re turned 65 Indictments against Abra ham Ruef charging the bribery of members of the board of supervisors In connection with overhead trolley and prize fight permits, 85-cent gas rate and telephone franchise. Ten in dlctments were returned against T. V. Halscy for bribery in connection with the telephone franchise. A duel with Bwords, that went six bouts, was fought nt Paris between . Emmanuel Arene, senator from Cor sica, and Adolphe Brlsson, a Journalist. Both contestants were wounded in the arm. The armies of Honduras and Salva dor made an attack on the Nlcara guans at Namasigue and both sides claim a victory. In the Hermann land fraud trial A. D. Pueter told how he paid money to Dr. Loom la and to Senator Mitchell and arranged with Hermann for the fraudulent issue of patents to 12 homesteads. Several bridge builders and Indi viduals were indicted atFreport, 111., for conspiracy to prevent competition and for bribery. Gov. Folk called an extra session of . the Missouri legislature to begin April 0. Alonzo L. Hart, of Detroit, Mich., was fined $G.000 for Illegally manufac turing oleomargarine. W. H. Martin, a prominent citizen of Detroit and a director of the Mich igan Mutual Life Insurance company, was drowned while surf bathing at San Diego, Cal. J. A. Wild, 55 years old, a promi nent lumberman of Hoffman, Minn., died on a Missouri, Kansas & Texas train Just before reaching St. Louis. A bill forbidding state officials from using or soliciting free passes on the railroads, passed both houses of tho New Hampshire legislature. Six men were killed by an explo sion in the Emporium powder mill near Emporium, Pa. Mrs. Russel Sage gave $150,000 for the erection of a new sailors' home in New' York. The fish store of Joseph Tusa in Philadelphia was wrecked by a bomb supposed to have been thrown by "Black Hand' agents. Frank H. Jones, assistant cashier of the Charlotte National bank of Charlotte, N. C, is missing with $C8, 000 of the bank's funds. Two men arrested in Now York for attempting to smuggle $25,000 worth of diamonds and Jewelry are wanted abroad for a $35,000 robbery. Two hundred and fifty pounds of dynamite exploded in Cincinnati and did great damage to a hospital and many residences and . stores. Miss Josle Gray, cashier of a furnl tuie store at Evansvllle, Ind., was locked In the safe by robbers who es caped with several thousand dollars. Mgr. Thomas P. Thorpe, a well known prelate in the Cleveland dio cese of the Roman Cathollo church, died of arterial scelerosis. The coast line of the Southern Pa cific railway was completely blocked by a landslide that closed the Ions Santa Margarita tunnel In the moun tains north of San Luis Obispo. John Blake, an employe of the New York, New Haven ft Hartford Rail road company, met bis wife Mary, in South Boston, shot her and then com mitted suicide. The woman may 'live. The lining of a furnace of the Wood ward Iron company at Woodward, Ala., fell in and hundreds of tons of brick and mortar burled a number of workmen. Five dead bodies were taken from the debris. A bomb was exploded In front of Judge Ogden's house in Oakland, Cal. The whole front of the bouse was de stroyed, but none of the Inmates was injured. A south-bound homeseekers' excur sion train on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad was derailed at Ladue, Mo. A number of passengers receiv ed bruises, but none was seriously hurt Edward Howell, colored, president of the Peoples bank of Harrisburg, Miss., was shot In the back and killed. Two colored women, accused bf a murderous attack on a white woman, were killed by a mob near Stamps, Ark. S. E. Howell, president of the Omaha coal exchange, was sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000 and serve six months In the county Jail for conspiracy in re straint of trade. Benjamin Parker, in the burning of whose boarding bouse at Mayfleld, Ky., one man lost his life, was Indict ed for murder and arson. John Harrison was convicted at Elizabeth City, N. J., of kidnaping the son of former State Senator Beasley. The "L. X." ranch of 200,000 acres In the Texas panhandle was sold for about $1,000,000 and will be cut into farms. "Suffragettes" of London made an other raid on parliament and about 70 were arrestetd. An American mall bag whose con tents were worth about $400,000 was stolen from the French line steamer La Provence. A turn of sinister and widespread significance was given to the Central American war by the finding, on the persons of captured Nlcaraguan sol diers, of proclamations promising them the loot of the first cities which they can capture in both Honduras and Sal vador. President Roosevelt conferred with Charles S. Mellen, head of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, on the railway situation. Heavy rains in western Pennsyl vania caused new floods in the Pitts burg district. Floods In Nevada and California did great damage. Thousands of Roumanian Jews, at tacked and plundered by peasants, fled Into Austria. The town of Botosahni was nearly destroyed by flames. Thomas Bailey Aldrlch, the author. died at his home in Boston. The members of the Nashville city council were arrested for contempt on warrants Issued by the Tennessee house of representatives. Mrs. Margaret Harold Davldge, for many years well known in theatrical circles, died of heart disease following the arrest of her son for murder. Henry T. Jaeger, general passenger agent of the Erie railroad, died at Buf falo, N. Y. Tho Citizens State bank of Firth, Neb., was closed by the state banking board. The cashier Is missing. The mercury registered 102 degrees In the shade at Guthrie, Okla., break ing all heat records for the territory. The national Saengerfest at Indian apolis, Ind., has been postponed until 1908. Count Lanisdorff, former Russian minister of foreign affairs, died at San Rcmo. Six hundred men employed by the Interstate Steel company at Ham mond, Ind., struck for higher wages. Mrs. James Tolbert was brutally assaulted and her two-months-old baby was murdered by a negro at Fairmont, Ga. Three men blew the safe of the bank at Diamond, Mo., and escaped with $000 after Cashier Brookshlro had fired five times at them. . The federal grand Jury at Chicago will be asked to find new indictments against John R. Walsh, the former president of the Chicago National bank. Herbert A. Graves, a young archi tect, was shot and painfully wounded In Kenosha, Wis. It is thought the shot was fired by a woman disguised as a man. Former Deputy Manuel Talavera has been fatally wounded in a duel at Asuncion, Paraguay, with Lieut. Crls pun Torres. Pistols were used. The former deputy fell at the first shot. , Attorney Arthur Clinton, chairman of the Edgar county Republican cen tral committee, and Alvan Long, Jus tlco of the peace, both of Paris. 111., have been indicted oa charges of con spiracy to defraud by suing on a forged note for $10,000. Fire at Augusta, Ga., ruined the of fice of the Augusta Chronicle, the main offices of the Western Union Telegraph company and the Union city ticket office. Accosting Miss Dudes Dobson, his 17-year-old sweetheart, on the main street of Polnte a la Hache, La., Whit ney Moliere, a young planter, asked her to marry him and upon being re fused shot and killed the girl and him self. Capt Kosloff of tho East Siberia Sharpshooters, resenting a slur on the Russian army in a St Petersburg hotel dining room, cut off the ear of Prlnco Nik a ridge of Kutlas, and was shot twice by the prince. Lloyd C. Griscom, the new Ameri can ambassador to Italy, was received by Kins Victor, Emmanuel. Brig. Gen. John Moore, U. 8. A., re tired, former surgeon general of the army, died In Washington, aged SI years. He was a native of Indiana. About 40 members of Upton Sin clair's colony met at Englewood, N. J., near the ruins of "Helicon ball, and decided not to abandon their coop erative effort. The United States armored cruiser squadron has arrived at Shanghai. It Is reported that Ensign John C. Fre mont, Jr., Jumped overboard in a heavy overcoat and rescued a doctor who was near drowning. Dr. Julius H. Welnsberg, of St Louis, was mortally shot by his son when the latter discovered that the doctor's wife was his stepmother. Frank Dutton and Alcene Rose eloped from Virginia to Helller, Ky. Sam Rose, brother of the girl, fol lowed them to Helller, where in a pistol duel., be killed Dutton and al most immediately after was himself shot by Ellas Dutton, brother of Frank. As the result of a collision between a passenger and freight train at Turu shlobe station, Manchuria, 17 persons were killed and 35 Injured. Judge Munger in the federal court at Omaha sentenced Bartlett Richards, W. G. Comstock, C. Cv Jameson and Acqullla Trlplett to fines and jail Im prisonment for conspiracy to defraud the United States government out of public lands. It was reported that the authorities of Erie, Pa., had found the kidnaped son of Dr. Horace Marvin. Two persons were killed and ten in jured at Cincinnati by the collapse of a flood-weakened house. The port of Trujlllo, Honduras, was captured by the Nlcaraguan naval forces. Salvador was said to have al lied Itself openly with Honduras. E. P. Ripley of the Santa Fe, said that President Roosevelt was respon sible for the present uncertain condi tions in Wall street and attributed the recent semi-panic to "brush fire which the president started." President Roosevelt announced the appointment of John E. Fader, of Co lumbus, O., as United States district judge for the southern district of Ohio. David Vannecken was arrested at Kokomo, Ind., for an alleged attempt to wreck a Pennsylvania passenger train. A local option bill, with an emer gency clause, was passed by the legis lature of Colorado. It is approved by Gov. Buchtel. The grand jury of San Francisco was said 'to have uncovered further municipal corruption Involving the board of supervisors. The lower house of the New Mexico legislature voted to investigate the charges against Gov. Hagerman, .who is accused of a land fraud. Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Tllley, commandant at League Island navy yard, died of double pneumonia. The railway commission of Can ada ordered the Canadian Pacific and the Grand Trunk railroads to reduce passenger rates to three cents a mile. Upton Sinclair, whose cooperative colony house, Helicon hall, near Engle wood, N. J., was destroyed by fire, ad mitted that three weeks ago enough dynamite was found in the cellar of the building to have blown the struc ture to fragments. Victor Emmanuel Orlande has been appointed minister of justice in the Italian cabinet in the place of the late Slg. Calo. . Calvary Baptist church, Lexington, Ky., built last year at a cost of $50, 000, was destroyed by fire with all its contents. One man was killed and two fatally injured in a wreck of a gravel train at Robinson, 111. Walter Pelham. an English author and Dlaywrleht. died of nneumonla at the Mansion house, Garrlson-on-the Sound. He was 73 years, old. of the Smithsonian institution, died of heart failure in Washington, D. C. Mr. Rhees had been connected with the institution since 1852. The Elder-Dempster liner Jebbawaa wrecked on the rocks near Prawle Point, England, but all aboard were saved. A negro who says he Is one of tha discharged troopers of the Twenty fifth Infantry confessed that the col- ored soldiers did the shooting at Brownsville, Tex., and said many of them helped to clean the guns. Three masked men held ud the Das- Benger station of Macon, Mo., and got away with $200.. The appearance of several smallDox cases In Paris caused a great rush to get vaccinated. M. Berthelot, who was foreign minis ter of France in the Bourgeois cabi net, died suddenly on being told his wire had expired. Pedro Marcos, a lawyer, of Valla dolld. Spain, his two children, their nurse and a young lady were drowned by their carriage and horse falling from a bridge Into the canal. Tests made by the ordnance depart ment of the army proved that four rifles from company B, Twenty-fifth Infantry were used in the Brownsville raid. The "confession" of a discharg ed trooper at Galveston- was declared to be a fake. ' It was reported that John D. Rocke feller had provided in his will a gift of $250,000,000 for charity and educa tion and was about to give $50,000,000 to New York city. Gen. Joseph Stockton, a civil war veteran and one of Chicago's oldest residents, died aged 74 years. Copies of official papers show that the original cause of the dispute that has brought on the war between Hon duras and Nicaragua was the theft of a mule by Nlcaraguan cavalrymen. Word was received of a terrible massacre of Jews , in Podlhllo, Rou-manla. Washington Day by Day News Gathered Here and There . . at the National Capital .' ' SHORT SESSION SETS NEW APPROPRIATION MARK WASHINGTON. More money was ' appropriated during the short session of the fifty-ninth congress, which recently passed Into history, than during any previous session. The amount approximates about $1,000, 000,000. Two big battleships were au thorized for the navy. The artlUery corps of the army was ' reorganized and enlarged. A general service pen sion was granted to veterans of the Mexican and civil wars, and llko pro visions were made for army nurses. For river and , harbor improvements the appropriation aggregated $83,000, 000. Increased salaries were given cab inet ministers, the vice president, sen ators, the speaker of the house of rep resentatives and its members, ambas sadors, ministers, and consuls, post office clerks and letter carrier). The public made more inquiries for Information from the document rooms of congress regarding the ship sub sidy bill, the currency measure, and the bill regulating the hours oferv- A SERIES of misfortunes involving dismissals, resignations and deaths in the great executive depart ments in Washington often develops what is known as the "hoodoo desk." A desk comes under suspicion after a dismissal or two from the service or after several transfers or resigna tions, and if there should occur sever al deaths among the occupants of the desk in the course of a year or two it is designated as the hoodooed desk and no one in that room cares to do clerical work at it. In a room filled with clerks, the hoodoo desk is easi ly recognized, for it is most generally occupied with the surplus books and general litter of the daily routine work. The desk may remain unoccupied sometimes for months, until some new clerk comes into the room and is as signed to It, provided there Is no other vacant desk in the room. Bu reau officials generally avoid assign ing a new clerk to the hoodoo desk, if it can be done. In fact the desk Is apt to remain without an occupant ART STRICTLY BARRED IN GOVERNMENT PRINTSHOP IF there are those In the government printing office who are vain, or those, who have" been leaning toward the artistic, hey must confine their admiration of what their mirrors por tray to the xacred confines of their homes or the corner bar. Also no more will they be permitted to cover up patches of somberness on the walls of the gsvernment printing office with decorative pictures or calendars. Even the pictures of President Roosevat are not exempt from the attacks of the art censor, although a likeness of the executive stayed lone somely on tho walls of the bindery for three days while the censor consid ered the propriety of including it with in the category of "pictures" or "dec orations." MaJ. Sylvester recently asked a po lice regulation permitting him to pro hibit the display of all pictures on the bUlboards in tho district Close In- MRS. MARSHALL FIELD of Chica go and George W. Vanderbllt of New York are the two lateit of the multimillionaires of the country who plan to add private residences to the architecture cf Washington, thereby assisting to nake the city the capi tal of society as well as the political capital of the nation. V . A real estate dealer, has sold to a local lawyer two half squares of ground fronting on New Hampshire avenue. Seventeenth and S streets In the northwest section, where the pa latial homes of multimillionaires are springing up like mushrooms. The lawyer Is said . to be the agent for Mrs. Field and Mr. Vanderbllt. The property consists of 17 lots, with an aggregate area of . nearly 60, 000 square feet and the- consideration Is understood to have been more than $118,000. Mrs. Field has been In Washington ice of railroad employes than any oth er pending legislation. Ship subsidy died hard in the last hours. The other two measures became laws as the ses sion closed. The immigration bill, one of the measures brought over from the long session,' was completed under the spur of President Roosevelt hat he might meet the California-Japanese situation by giving the administration control of ' coolie Importation through pass ports. The bill further restricts the admission of aliens to the country. A bill was passed fort the establish ment of an agricultural bank in the Philippine islands. The free alco hol law of last session was modified that farmers may distill the waste products of the farm to be denatured and used in the" arts and sciences. - The right of appeal In criminal cases was granted the government, a measure intended to strengthen the anti-trust legislation by affording a means whereby the supreme court may pass on the constitutionality and construction of such laws. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYES SHUN "HOODOO DESKS" until radical changes in the person nel of the office cause its reputation to be forgotten. " Perhaps the most conspicuous case of a hoodoo desk in any one of the Washington executive departments was that in which a succession of misfortunes came to private secretar ies of one of the assistant secretaries. Several deaths and other misfortunes made the place dreaded. But there are other hoodoos in Washington. Some years ago a door keeper's post in the war department building came under the ban and was a source of considerable annoyapce to officials. At this particular door the first mis fortune was death, the second dis missal; the third holder of the post lost his wife by death and finally fell and broke a limb, and the fourth ap pointee in succession lost a child and then resigned. This resignation kept the place vacant for a time, as no one could be induced to take it. The place had to be filled by calling on the civil service commission for some one from the outside. vestlgatlou developed the fact that it was not because of any aversion to art on tho part of the head of the po lice department, but because he wished to rid himself of the onerous responsibility of saying what should and what should not go on the bill boards. '- . Under the present regulations he is the court of last appeal for those who object and' those who do not to the pictures that get on display. MaJ. Sylvester found it so hard to steer clear of trouble between the multi plicity of opinions that he would lose the whole responsibility. What motive may have actuated the move in the government printing of fice is unknown, but the fact remains that recently the order was promul gated, and a man went through the de partment removing pictures, mirrors and all other attempts at decorations from the walls. NEW PALACES OF RICH IN FASHIONABLE CIRCLE a ' great part of the present season, and it has been known she was desir ous of obtaining property upon which to build a home here. Several brok ers have offered her various pieces of property, and the announcement that she had about decided on the New Hampshire avenue site occasioned lit tle surprise In this city. Both she and Mr. Vanderbllt are reported to have consulted architects on their prospective residences. It Is expected Mrs. Field will build a mansion that will rival, . if not .eclipse, the Letter,' Walsh, Townsend, Lars Anderson and other fine homes that have been erected In 'recent years, the Letter hocse on Duppnt circle being the first of the big resi dential show places to go up. Mr. Vanderbllt ts spending his first winter in Washington, but Is residing tn a' rented house. It has been known for some time that he Intended build ing a fine residence in this city. FADED TO A SHADOW . Worn Down by Five Years?of Suffer . Ing from Kidney Complaint Mrs. Remethe Myers, of 180 South Tenth St., Ironton, O., says: "I have worked hard In my time and have been exposed again and again to chances of weather. ' It Is no k- V wonder my kidneys KJ&TsS gave out and 1 went an iu pieces &l lasi. For flvA venra T or. m fading away and finally so weak that for six months I could not get out of the house. I was nervous, restless and sleepless at night, and lame and sore in the morning. Sometimes every thing would whirl and blur before me, I bloated so badly I could not wear tight clothing, and had to put on shoes two sizes larger than usual. The urine was disordered and passages were dreadfully frequent I got help, from the first box of Doan's Kidney PUIs, however, and by the time I had taken four boxes tha naln And hlnottnw were gone. I have been In good health ever Bince. For Sale hv all rfaol... en box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Penny Wise, Pound Foolish. Dr. Samuel ) G. Dixon, Pennsyl vania's noted health commissioner, la' waging a fight against the public drinking cup. Dr. Dixon said one day In Harrisburg: "I have seen . people clean their teeth with tooth powder and dental floss, rinse their mouths with Iisteriner and other antiseptic washes and then go and drink calmly from the public cup in a railway station or a theater. "Such people remind me of a school boy of Ardmore. Seeing this boy wad ing ankle deep in a half-frozen pud dle one day in January, I said sternly: "Tommy, why are you not at school?' "'I've got the whoplng cough,' he answered, splashing about vigor ously." ,' THREE BOYS HAD ECZEMA. We-e Treated at Dispensary Did Not Improve Suffered Five Months Perfect Cure by Cuticura. 'My three children had eczema for five months. A little sore would ap pear on the head and seemed very Itchy, increasing day after day. The baby had had it about a week when the second boy took the disease and a few sores developed, then the third boy took it For the first three months I took them to the N Dispensary, hut they did not seem to Improve. Then I used Cuticura Soap and Cuti cura Ointment and in a few weeks they had improved, and when their heads were well you could see noth!u of the sores. Mrs. Kate Keim, 611 West 29th St., New Ycrk, :. Y., Nov. 1, 5 and 7, 1906." Tin Used In United States. The total consumption of tin in the ' United State 8 for 1906 was 42,800 tons, with 2,132 tons in stock at the close of the year. The shipments from Bolivia show , an increase of 3,000 tons, from Cornwall an Increase of from 700 to 1,000 tons and from Australia an Increase of 1,000 tons. making the total European and Amer ican supply for the year about 93,55Q tons. How's This? We nltrr On Hundred Dollari Reward for n eaae of Catarrh, lual cannot b oared by Hall' Catarrh Cur. F. J. CHEN EI a iu., TOirao, u. for tha lait IS yeera, and believe him perfectly hon orable In all buelneM trauaactloaa and financially able to carry out any oiingauuna maae or ni arm. Wholesale Druggist. Tote'do, O. TT.ira ratarrh Cnra la taken Internallr. actlnr directly upoS tha blood and mucoua surface! of tba yatem. Teatlmonlale eeiit free. Trie 75 oanta per , buttle. Sold by all lnirtau. . Tana Hall a 1 atnn j r iu lur conaiipeuon. . The chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex us, and In . cultivating our undergrowth of small pleasures. M. Gerald. SCIATIC TORTURE A Locomotive Engineer Tells How He Was Cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Pain that seems almost unbearable is a characteristic of Sciatic rheuma tism. In some cases the pain is knife-like, s'jarp or shooting; in oth ers it Is dull and aching. Sciatica is stubborn In resisting treatment and the patient frequently suffers for years. This was the case with Mr. Herbert E. Spaulding, a locomotive . engineer on the Cincinnati, New Or leans St Texas Pacific Railway, wnosa . home is at Longvlew, Texas. "While running an engine some years ago," he says, "I fell off and hurt my knee and spine and I have always considered this to be the cause of my Illness. The sciatica took hold of me from my heel to the back of my head. The pain was the worst I ever suffered In my life and my leg, and back were twisted out of shape. I was under a physician's care for several months and for, six months, could not get out of bed. I also went to Hot Sprinss bnt came back In st, worse condition than when I went '" "It was when I was down in bed, that I heard of the case of a Mr. Allison, a much older man than my self, who had been cured of sciatica by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I begas. taking the pills and soon was able tr get out of bed.' When I had taker six boxes I was able to work about tho house and yard. I kept right on with the pills until I was cured and I have never had any return of the trouble. I have been running an engine ever since." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by , all druggists, or sent postpaid, cjn re ceipt of price, 60 cents-per boxp-lr boxes for I2.B0, by the Dr. Wiliams, Medicine Co- Schenectady. N. Yi J