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VOL. XVIII. PLYMOUTH, K O., FRIDAY, MAY 8, L908. 1 NO. 49.
r HARRY THAW IS Oltf
Gets at Least Temporary Re
lease From Asylum
FURTHER EFFORTS ARE PLANNED
As a Result of .Monday's Proceed
ings on a Writ of Habeas Corpus
Sued Out in an Effort to Have Him
Declared Legally Sane, He is
Transferred to Jail to Await Final
Decision on the Writ.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Special Tem
porarily at least, Harry K. Thaw is
out of the Matteawan Hospital for
tli Criminal Insane. As a result of
the proceedings on the writ of ha
beas corpus sued out in an effort to
have him legally declared sane he
will remain in the Dutchess county
.jail until the final decision on the
writ is handed down. The formal
hearing in the case will come beiore
the Supreme Court here next Mon
day. The adjournment was taken upon
request ef a representative of the
district attorney of New York coun
ty to give District Attorney Jerome
an opportunity to appear in person
to oppose Thaw's releasa from the
Thaw appeared to be in excellent
healths-having gained fully 20 pounds
in weight since his transfer to iiio
asylum from the Tombs.
Evelyn Still True.
Oue of the interesting feature of
the proceedings was an announcemJnt
tfat Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, although
she hai brought suit for annulment
of her marriage will appear, if nec
essary, as a witness in her husband's
That he himself undoubtedly will
go on the stand in his own behalf. A
Russell Peabody one of Thaw's coun
sel, declared that the prisoner is will
ing to submit to any examination the
court or the district attorney may
desire as proof of his sanity.
The opening of the hearing was de
layed by a conference between Dis
trict Attorney Mack, of Duchess
county, and Assistant District Attor
ney Garvin, of New York.
The Merger Suit.
Salt "Lake City, Utah., Special. II.
II. Rogers and James Stillman, nam
ed as defendants with the Harriman
and other railroads in the merger suit
of the government, filed their answers
in the Federal Court. They, with E.
II. Harriman. Jacob Schiff and others
and the Union Pacific, the Atchison,
Topeka & Sonta Fe, the Southern
Pacific and other railroads are charg
ed with unlawful conspiracy in at
tempting to gain control of other
railroads and restrain and control
commerce between the States.
Mr. Rogers makes a sweeping deni
al of every allegation and demands
that the case against him be dismiss
ed because he is not a resident of
Ulan district and therefore not with
in the jurisdiction of the court. He
also asks that costs be granted him
and also damages" for injury to his
character by reason of the allegations
v :cic against him.
Application Fcr Re-Hearing of Shipp
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special. For
mal Application was made to the
United States Supreme Court in
Washington for the re-opening of the
contempt hearing of Sheriff J. F.
Shipp in the Johnson lynching case.
The court is asked to re-appoint
James D. Maher as special commis
sioner and to authorize him to pro
ceed to this city to take the testi
mony of the two newlv discovered eye
witnesses of the lynching, this com
pleting the government's case. The
petition had been taken under ad
visement, by the court, which will not
re-convene until May ISth.
Negro Boy Instantly Killed.
Spartanburg, S. C. Special. Ros
coe Hill, colored, aged 15 years, a de
livery boy at the meat market, was
billed Monday afternoon while rid
ing a bicycle on South Church street.
The boy collided with a colored
woman and fell, Ins head striking the
bitulithic paving villi great force,
killing hirn instantly. The woman
was not injured.
Lynchburg Man Indicted For Alleged
Lynchburg, Ya., Special. Samuel
H., Taylor, until two months ago
Cashier of the American National
' Hank of this city, was indicted in the
corporation court on the charge of
embezzling $4:3"0 from the Bonsaek
Marline f 'oiutkv.iv. a local concern. It
is charged that Tayh.r extricated a
certificate of stock lrom tne sioik
book and sold it nt the figure named.
t ioim,l flmt. he mid the divi-
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dends onJH shaves for two years, lie
has not' ,1 arrested.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
Doings ef Our National Law-Makers
Day by Day.
Ostensibly considering the sundry
civil appropriation bill the House de
voted most of its time to speeches
covering a . wide . range of subjects
and concluded the session by giv
ing an attentive hearing to the Pres
ident's special message. When the
portion of the message referring to
the multi-millionaire "whose son is
a fool and his daughter a foreign
princess" was reached there wa.s a
storm of applause equally prominent
on both sidtes of the House.
Mr. , Leake, of New Jersey, gave
some caustic remarks on the Presi
dent, evoking appicuse on the Dem
. Sumptuary laws and especially the
shutting out from army posts of the
canteen were the subjects of remarks
by Mr. Boebel, of Ohio.
Predicting that "Roosevelt poli
cies" would prevail at the next nat
ional Republican convention. Mr.
Madison, of Kansas, paid a glowing
tribute to tbe President, declaring
that his forestry achievements alone
had realized "the dream of the
The great advantage the country
would reap from the manufacture of
all of its cotton instead of sending
two-thirds of that product abroad
was the subject of a stirring speech
by Mr. Byrd, of Mississippi. By
abandoning protective tariff princi
ples Mr. Byrd believed that result
would be achieved.
Need for further educational re
striction in immigration "was discuss
ed by Mr. Burnett, of Alabama, who
deprecated the condition of immi
grants from Southern Italy.
Mr. Aiken of South Carolina, ad
vocated the passage of his bill to
limit the jurisdiction of Federal" con
trol over inter-State commerce to per
mit States to control the liquor traf
fice within their borders.
Representative Keifer discussed
pension legislation and directed caus
tic criticism towards bills introduced
by his collegue. General Sltfrwood.
Latter Mr. Ansberry, of Ohio, in a
brief speeeh defended pension meas
ures presented by General Sherwood
and expressed regret that two vet
erans of the war should be at odds
over pension legislation.
Other speeches were made by Rep
resentatives Hitchcock, of Nebraska;
Vreeland, of New York, and Hamlin,
The pension and the District of Co
lumbia appropriation bills were pass
ed by the Senate. In addition the
special message of the President urg
ing a legislative programme Avas read
and another chapter of Senator War
ner's speech on the Brownsville af
fray was read. Several measures of
minor importance and the resolution
of the House to give government aid
to cyclone sufferers in the South were
passed. The resolution to extend the
time when the commodity clause of
the railroad rate law shall become
operative was called before the Sen
ate by Mr. Elkins, but went over
under objection from Mr. Culberson
The Senate at 5:27 p. m. adjourned.
The Appropriation Bill.
The sundry civil appropriation bill
was under consideration in the House
of Representatives and the greater
part of the time Avas consumed in
general debate and discussion until
the five-minute rule, which will ba
Mr. Fowler ,of New Jersev. de
nounced the Aldrich currency bill and
pleaded for the passage of his bill
to create a currency commission.
Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, pre
sented a petition signed by 104 of the
166 Democrats composing the minor
ity, asking the Speaker to recognize
some member of the House to move
the discharge of the ways and means
committee from further consideration
of the Stephens bill for the removal
of the duty on wood pulp and print
paper and to pa's that bill or a simi
, Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, offer
ed an amendment to the sundry civil
bill appropriating $60,000 for the es
tablishment of a national art gallery
in the Smithsonian Institution. The
amendment was defeated on a point
The House disagreed to the Senate
amendments to the naval appropria
tion bill and the bill was sent to
Jeff Bavis Speech.
Senator Jeff Davis, of Ankansas,
created a mild sensation in the Sen
ate when, in discussing his resolu
tion palling on the Secretary of the
Interior for information about the
tribal rolls of the Choctaw and Chic
kasaw Indians of Oklahoma, he de
clared that 10.000 names were being
kept off the' rolls by the Secretary
and instanced a case in which hesaid
niiu. mpmliprs of a family were rated
n5 negroes and onlv one as an Indian.
Advancing toward Mr. Foraker, of
Ohio, his voice thundered throughout
fhi rbamber and adiarent halls as m
i nckrd if the Senator "loved niggers"
'co well, why did not he como forward
and defend these members of that
race. Only laughter greeted this, and
Mr. Foraker requested in a mild tone
that the Senator speak louder. Later
2fr. Davis' resolution was passed.
Ah the pension bills on the calen
dar, and many other measures of
minor importance were passed during
Senator Warner, of Missouri, being
ill with a cold, an agreement was
reached to permit other Senators to
read for him the remainder, of his
Heflin's Victim Will Live.
Washington, Special Thomas Me
Creary, the New York turfman, who
was recently accidentally shot by
Representative J. Thomas Heflin, of
Alabama, has so far recovered that
he will leave the hospital next Fri
day. A. conference was held between
the latter's attorney, snd Mr. Heflin
voluntarily offered to recompense
McGVeary for all expense and losses
incident to- his disability. The agree
ment, it was learusd. was satisfactory
to all parties.
Tragedy in Georgia.
Eastman, Ga., Special Tom Spiers
shot and killed Oscar and Walter
Stuckey Monday afternoon about G
o'clock. It seems from reports that
an altercation arose over some work,
on the farm of Mr. J. S. Stuckey,
which resulted in Spiers shooting and
killing the young men. The Stuckeys
are among the best families in Dodge
county, being highly respected and
esteemed as quiet and law abiding
A. M. E. Conference.
Norfolk, Va., Special. The open
ing session of the third quadrennial
conference of the A. M. E. Church
Bishop Wesley C. Gaines, of Atlanta
presiding, held Mxmday in St. John's
church, was given over almost entire
ly to the preliminaries of organization
and resolutions of condolence for tin
sick among the .college of bishops
Bishop Evans Tyree, I). D., M. I)., ol
Nashvile, preached the opening ser
mon from John 1.3:19.
Big Generator Bursts at Niagara
Niagara Falls, Special. The great
ten-thousand horsepower generator
weighing 75 tons in power house No.
3 of the Niagara Falls Hydraulic
Power and Manufacturing Company
which has been undergoing a test for
the last week, preparatory to being
placed in commission, burst under
great strain and went all to pieces,
injuring three men and causing
eighty thousand dollars damages.
Cars Resume Night Service.
Pensaeola, Fla., Special With new
police officers sworn in and riding on
the cars to protect the non-union
men, cars of the Pensaeola Electrio
Company continued to run at night
instead of stopping at 7 o'clock as
heretofore. The only attempt at vio
lence occurred late when some one
hurled a brick into a car as it was
passing along East Government street
Work Horse Parade.
New York, Special. For the sec
ond annual New York work horse pa
rade, to be held on Memorial Day
entries are closed and, competition
for oil prizes will be limited to horses
named before midnight. The parade,
which promises to be the greatest of
its kind ever held in this part of the
country, will be held under the auspi
ces of the Women's Auxiliary of the
American Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals.
News of the Day.
The. peace of Central America is
again gravely endangered by a crisis
Funeral services over the body ol
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the
British Premier, were held in West
A landslide in Lebelle county. Pro
vince of Quebec, buried more than
a score of houses and cost 30 lives.
Mme. Anrn Gould is reported tc
have said there is no refinement ir
The dead and missing from the
British cruiser Gladiator, sunk ic
collision with the American liner St.
Paul, number 2S.
General Wonlford declares that
Hughes is gaining and that it will
not" be Taft en the first ballot.
Representative Lilley asserted bis
belief that tho investigators had not
secured all the important facts from
"I can't get a pair of shoes to fit
"That is strange, considering iuej
are made in such, variety."
"I knew they are, but what good
j An fallow when he hasn't
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got the price!" Nashville American.
ROADS WANT TIME
Have Not Had Opportunity to
Get Rid of Mines
COMMODITIES LAW SUSPENDED
Senator Elkina Asks For tho Suspen
sion of tha Operations of the Com
modity Clause of the Railroad Bate
Washington, Special. Late in the
session of the Senate Senator Elkins
succeeded in getting consideration for
his resolution to suspend the opera
tion of the commodity clause of the
railroad rate law, which clause be
came effective May 1. Under the
operation of this clause railroads
would be liable to heavy nes if they
undertook to haul iu inter-State com
merce any articles or commodities
produced from the manufactories or
mines in which the railroads have
an interest. The railroads contend
that they have insufficient time to
divorce themselves from the owAer
ship of such properties, or to test the
constitutionality of a law compelling
them to dispose of such property in
terests. The resolution originally
proposed to extend the time for the
commencement of the operation of
the commodity clause until May 1st,
1910, but the Senate inter-State com
merce committee changed the day to
January 1st, 1910.
Culberson Opposes Resolution.
When the measure was called up
several days ago it went over under
objection from Mr. Culberson, the mi
nority leader of the Senate, but it
was taken up by a vote of the don
ate. Mr. Culberson had refused uu
animous consent and he was first re
eogHized to speak against the reso
lution. He said that the committee
had given no reasons why the exten
sion should be made and he called up
on Chairman Elkins for an explana
tion. Mr. Elkins answered that the
condition of the country demands a
delay in the operation of the law.;
that the railroads have been unable
to find capitalists to take ever the
coal lands owned by the roads. For
this situation he blamed the recent
panic and he said that had it not
been for this money shortage and
business depression the railroads
would have been able to comply with
the law. He called attention to the
fact that the bill did not repeal the
law. but only suspended it tempo
rarily. The Lackawanna and the
Reading Railroads were specially
chartered by States to own coal lands
the Senator said and he showed that
the properties were mortgaged and
re-mortgaged and that difficulty had
been experienced in separating these
obligations. Other railroads owning
coal lands were in the same position
Mr. Nelson said it appeared that
the attitude of the railroads was
against compliance with the law and
to litigate as to the power of Con
gress to enact such legislation. He
expressed the opinion that the rail
roads were not entitled to any special
Amendments to Resolution.
Mr. McCumber construed the com
modity clause as not preventing the
railroads from owning coal mines,
from mining the coal, or selling tho
product of the mines. He said that
the coal could be sold at the mine to
independent dealers who could ship
the coal over the railroad wherever
they pleased, and there would be no
violation of the law. .Mr, Warren
said that such a transaction would
be a perfectly patent evasion of the
law. Mr. McCumber admitted that
a deal of this character might be
open to suspicion but he believed
there would be no technical violation
of the law.
Socialists Celebrate in New York.
New York, Special.'--Socialists will
celebrate by a parade of ten thousand
men and women to Union Square
Park where SeLig Silverstein threw
a bomb on March 23th that may yet
kill him. Police Inspector Cot right
agrees to permit tho parade if no red
flags are carried. Other demonstra
tions are planned all over the city.
Iowa City, la., Special. Represen
tatives from every chapter of the
Delta Sigma Rho Fraternity are here
for a meeting of the general coun
cil of the society, which is being held
at the University of Iowa. Delta
Ri'trma l?!in i an honor fraternitv.
I founded in" 1905, and has had rapid
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growl H. tnapicis uavw ut-i-n i;mo
lished at the Universities of Michi
gan Wineonsin. Minnesota, Nebras
ka, Chicago. Northewestern, Illinois
and Iowa. The Northern Oratorical
Leame's annual contest will be held
BOSTON TO KEY WEST
Congressman Small Takes Another
Step in the Proposed Inland Wa
terway Project His Resolution
Carries $100,000 For Survey of
Washington, Special. Another
step in the Atlantic deep waterways
project was taken when, as the result
of a conference with the congression
al sub-committee that has been look
ing after the matter. Congressman
Small, of North Carolina, introduced
in the House a concurrent resolution
carrying the Boston to Beaufort
proposition south from Beaufort to
Key West. Mr. Small's resolution is
the result of an understanding in be
half of the Atlantic deeper water
ways association and is in harmony
with the oi-iginal Boston to Beaufort
bill introduced by Representative J.
Hampton Moore, president of that
association. The Small resolution
authorizes the Secretary of War to
cause a survey to be made for a
continuous waterway, by the route or
routes deemed most available, from
Beaufort, N. C, to the Cape Fey.r riv
er, or the northeast branch of the
Cape Fear river, and at such point
on either river as may be deemed ad
visable, thence to Winyah bay, South
Carolina, thence to Saint John's riv
er, Florida, at or near Jacksonville,
thence by some route or routes to
Key West, Fla., if it shall be deemed
advisable to extend the said water
way south of the Saint John's river,
with a report of plans and specifica
tions and estimate of cost ; such sur
vey to be for a minimum depth along
the entire route of nine, ten and
twelve feet: respectively, with a
recommendation as to the most ap
propriate depth; such survey shall in
clude a report upon the desirability
of utilizing as a part of such water
way any existing public or private
canal, or any part thereof and the
probable cost of acquiring same. The
bill earries an appropriation of $100,
000 to make its provisions effective.
Since the passage by the Senate
of the Moore bill as reintroduced by
Senator Simmons, of North Carolina,
public interest in the Atlantic wa
terways project has been heightened
and those in a position to know are
inclined to believe that if the House
refuses to make an appropriation
for the survey this session the
chances of having it included in the
next rivers and harbors bill will be
DR. MORGAN DIX DEAD.
Rector of Trinity Church, New York,
Passes Away at the Age of 81
Death Due to Heart Failure.
New York, Special Rev. Dr.
Morgan Dix, rector of Trinity Pro
testant Episcopal parish since 1SG2
and tno'of the city's most prominent
clergymen, died at Trinity rectory ii
Wcsi. Twenty-first street. Death
was due to heart failu'-e and followed
a bruf illness which look a serious
turn three days ago. Dr. Dix was SI
is of age and was bo1 n in this
cty. He was a son of General John
A. Dix; author ot the famous des
nahh "If anv one attempts to haul
down the American flag, shoot him on
the .pot." The elder Dix was tt one
hiYi Seeretarv of the Treasury and
on January 29th, 1861, directed the
message quoted to Lieutenant caia
well at New Orleans. Caldwell had
been instructed to supercede the cap
tain of a United States revenue cut
ter who refused to bring the vessel,
as ordered, to New York.
IiOuisiana Bank Cashier Indicted.
Baton Rouge, Special. An indict
ment charging the embezzlement of
$97,000 of -the funds of the First
National Bank of Baton Rouge, was
returned by a Federal grand jury
against Oscar Kondert, former cash
ier of tte bank. William Schroeder,
book-keeper, was indicted for aiding
and abetting in the embezzlement.
Both are under arrest here.
' Atlanta, Ga., Special. Every city
in Georgia, together with a number
of cities in neighboring States, is rep
resented at tho seventh annual in
vention ef the Georgia Library Asso
ciation opened here. Among the
speakers will be E. IT. Legler, of the
Wiscor.sin Library Commission, and
Miss Mary W. Plummer, librarian of
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Town Dry; Mayor Quits.
Mattoon, 111., Special. Because
Mattoon was voted "dry" in the re
cent local option election, Mayor
Lewis Lehman resigned from tho
office. The retiring mayor is a bank
president.- He is a believer in tem
perance, but declares that he cannot
consistently continue to head the
city government because of the4 al
leged' fact that the Ins.? of the $1,000
yearly revenue from the 19 ousted
saloons will so cr'pple the municipal
(inancics as to render tho city bankrupt.
12 -BE IN FUMES
A Fatal Hctel fire of Unknown
FORT WAYNE HOTEL BURNED
New Aveline Hotel at Fort .Wayne
Destroyed by Fire Early Sunday
Morning and at Least Twelve Per
sons Iiost TJieir Lives.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Special. At
icuai iweive persons lost tneir lives
in a fire which destroyed the new
Aveline Hotel here early Sunday.
The entire interior of tbe building is
... . . .
a smouldering heap of ruins and how
many diead are concealed by the de
bris can only be conjectured.
The hotel register was consumed
by the fire and there is no accurate
means of determining who is miss
ing. The known dead are:
R. S. Johnson, Pana, III. -M.
Hirsch, New York.
J. B. Miller, Sheboygan, Wiscon
sin. J. Ellis, salesman for . Carson,.
Pierce, Scott & Co., Chicago..
W. A. Pitcher, Fort Wayne, sales
man for S. F. Boyster & Co., Fctt
J. W. Devincy, salesman for
Detroit Neckwear Company, Detroit,
Mrs. Sarah Hathaway, Mishawaka,
- Unknown woman, companion of
The complete destruction of the in
terior of the hotel makes the work
of recovering of bodies. . difficult.
Charred wood, bricks and twisted
girders are piled up between tli
walls to the second story. Piece by
piece this must be removed before
the roll of the dead con be complet
ed. Some of the bodies taken out are
mangled ad charred beyond recog
nition. Entire Family Lost.
New 'York, Special. An early
morning fire in a four-story brick
tenement at No. 17 Humbold street,
a thickly populated section of Brook
lyn, caused the death of six persons
and the serious injury of four oth
ers. Every member of one family,
consisting of a mother and four
children, are among the dead. There
were many thrilling rescues by po
lice and firemen and it was due to
their brave work that the death list
was not larger. A half dozen or
more persons who were, trapped in
the upper stories were saved by jump
ing into life nets; The financial loss
caused by the fire is: estimated at
$10,000. The dead: Mrs. Dora
Abrams and Sadie, Carrie, Anna and -Charles
Abrams; and Mrs. Jennia
Cohen. The injured are: Mrs. May
Noble, Mrs. Amelia Ilirschhorn, Fan
nie Hirschhorui and Anna Ilirsch
horn. . May Stop at N:w Orleans.
New Orleans Special. One of the
most important concessions ever made
by the railroads to a Southern City
becomes effective whereby ten day
stopovers will be allowed by all east
and west lines at New Orleans. Near
ly 100,000 people pass through "New
Orleans ' annually and it is believed
that a large majority will take ad
vantage of the stop-over privilege.
The concession is due to a total eli
mination of ticket sealpers from thp
Town Half Buried in Landslide.
Montreal, Special. The little vil
lage of Notre Dame de Salctte, about
IS miles from Buckingham, is report
ed to have been half buried in a land
slide. Details ure very meagre. About
25 lives are reported lost;- There is
neither telephone nor telegraph ia
Bailey's Majority May Ba Reduced.
Dallas, Tex., Special. Additional
returns from the Democratic primary
election are scattering. Several coun
ties not reported cast majorities for
Johnson, and it is probable that Sen
ator Bailey's majority for delegate-at-Iarge
to the Denver convention
will be below 23,000. .
Mill Operaiiva Shoots Painter.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. James Huff,
of Portcrdale, Ga., was shot , and in
stantly killed by Jack Pierce, a cot
ton mill operative of this city neat
the corner of Decatur and North
Boulevard. Pierce made his escape.
The cause ef tho shooting is not
known, but persons in the vicinity
heard rieree say to Huff: "Jack,
don't come any further, or I'll kill
you." A moment later a shot was
heard and Huff fell. Huff was a
painter and bore a good reputation.