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3 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, SATURDAY, M AY 9, 1903. 4 --3P!SfcS :: jr;::ca1cnn Crust o. . . , . c. - i A r: ii i. y i'. .m s. '. mu. rt k ft. I - -iCr."!. WTafm T :.-; ; : j u'r. ii c ..i I r:v i E: G:rr..rj C ;iGi:iAL "BLUEBEACD KILLED 146 CI WD C L'TRACED THEM AND BORNEO MOST OF THEM. :j;;;:S3 case recalls him ; V'nr trj for The Indianapolis News.l , . -i. i.r.f writing about tha Gun- a t rn in Laporte county h.v .- -r!Mng this frndish, -widow as a i::ue(,eard. lh question has .""', A iMiibilMi by thousands of a if there ever was such a man h:i...;fr of the story book. French i :'. -.:iy there a a an J that the ...:i for Perrault's Bluebeard had : ;-! I W.I. ' . t ! ,,t i'.cl'r wan Gl'.e da Laval, bet-:-.-:)-.vr 'in French history as the Mar-i n.-tz, torn in the year 1356. As ;..s- man lie t-ntered the srvlc of : i-'.r-.rl. VI, unj warred against th wr.f .mf of th captains under : . ' Are nr,-1 aided. iir in brtnging. an Imo the tiesleped city of . . was rp.if i a marshal of in r- i-:r. i'sori .f his military , as coi.iiciijr .end chamberlain H. i by Immense Fortune. h r. - r r '.? tel ihat-this man, at ,- f ty-wvfn years, began the : cfi:ri t f life that brought i; -i i..t H.ime. Jie naa neen leu ' . , f rt'"j fi 1 riiiiid into ! i : i :. an i 'elujfnery. II" i :.-u.ti l of horsemen, and . - i f f.ft v j rciri3 comprised c!up--. 1 r.-. nntsifi.irs, pngs, etc., .' ' re ma.! ministers to vm. ( a f", fled preat pomp ' ;n in reiirtois ceremonies. . . . t a. -,.;r:uty to tha Popa to ask :; Ii-r a -ru.s to be carried be- ; . : l. : : rt ? J Cirrpatt With Satan. . r f ;r v-.iith to f arry on his ex-: h.i-l f fdure to alchemy. Fall-i .. . r the art of. turning ba?a i I) f ' '.. he took up the study of K-? is r-.orU-d t, this time to . ' a ' r.pnrt with F4ta'n, off-:-r-. ' e i i r'Ui;-n ior ,vunlless wealth e ..-.;, t i.'.t own life and soul, i t lr.fs aiid eouis of others ha . i"v j r-.t this tfwp&ct h beean ! - . !r'-ri. 11. poor luil i ii.:; ! tno lctims -Of his re f: v put to dath. arid 1 and hearts i:sed as charms In i i.i! r;t.-. I its myrntidons. in- t..' s ', ! i. rls f rm the n!ahbor- :.. !".' I.,s caM and they were r i- : i r'A r 1 : ). L .. J Chl'c'rei end Killed Them. . . :;.. : J.!s t.i:rs from one i - i :'. ir.p'.l' la Bretajcny, I ; v-i :a:.t rv-F-aflts vho had beaa-: ('.';. t n t '''trust them to tha car ! r , i ?! f who o .id promisa to '. t) f. r,r alvan-'e.T.ent In lifa. The m re . . r cgt'.n e,--n. When j : i in confTin'?e, the in i'-'.'i-iz's i'i!'i'j;!.lrs soi'ht - I Vire-it s r t riiiery. Icij : si i r-r, and the number of , v i1!-. ;..'nv.l h-anie m larire i- :i-r :;t iH.t (.ama under tha - ' : .-r!.vs. ' ' r. ,ir- ii was arrst-3, to- i t of men, Ht-rrl and . i.-.t. C'c u'ror.te 1 witii his -. Le lletx Pt tirst 0nld if .!;( i!.arpranci. r k t r- -t it tne t irture, he ; i v r. v- i; . 4 cverythlnir. Tha i w i o tr -f . v,: horror at his ob-,' ; 'r re-'ital. There is no .iti t:;i n- '.eri'.iv.-ty c.f tne horri- r i--r, 's a nianuuTitt t t t i nlt w !ai ii hi?'e.J a, ninth, . i.rji.vo reorJs in t!ie arciilves Kj LCu.'ej FcwrJ. t t .- w rt i hi-J yosiriif victims, wlio ! in ft; f r-!'i eight to etKhteeu . .. w- t t J endure before being : .' wl'i, -i ,i r.'.t b dsi-rihil. l.ur-. t : i .d c f :. i:t j ears at his. several ' , ! t;,'F atr'iti.'S had . : : i ', ' ! i ::Ht cai ti burne-l .' t f .. i'-'.t remains were ! ! tort y- ' k vut'rn at ' i .-l ;ty at Ahu hefoul. :;i-e!:erci'' a Nickname. r,l i vi. bod st ff his atrocities. i and pi.biitly asked ! f ' ; ir-:!t-of the murdered ' : l ti b siransjted, ! (xi..1.;-! a phase of his r t 1 v .!"-: that the bioV.p t ' : i l i-i i the proces.-' .11 . V- s ( tl t..3t ".'CHS:'!!!. JuS ' i , 1-1 iir; a little l.f- ! . . f- e.-(rl say IVi-mu- !r : I !!.? on a.:cmu of .'; t '' irity that le l'.ts t .:! ts-.-'-rfl as, I ..- c i'-'re-t's niszehe rd, wrMiii . t i.i :': lin.e cf 1 oais XIV. 'y v ' t to K l.i c.hil.iren. ' v ? ' itr w - !e in !. K t m I o,.c t."i- m l.-t a ' V I ..i;- t' WOwi J lii.t lflVD A. II. C. Hc-f fuh .. .0 an iarj ) rn p -f ci-n yiiM ai-i:k c.a r.;n's v- ' j-f wux iriAln' out Assets cr:r $i,2$o,cco .4. DIRECTORS l.ti.i H - V frmmj.a. lsrsasi C. w v n vut. Ca. i I ' T"-iri V Pmnl ) TK-sssre, 1 t il rmM ! Si V'i - ". fwaatr rsrcss kVl Vi Cs. -. C kiliSL. it. Iresvt 1 V.CVi.' 4 Vcr Ccr.t Ccnrcv'Kil Interest L COLE FAMILY RECOSDS PBEPARED BY E. B. COLE NOTED DESCENDANTS OF "OLD KING COLE." - MRS. FAIRBANKS WAS A) COLE Ernest B, Cole 1922 Broadway. thlaclty. la the author of a. yolume of nearly 600 paaea relatinr to the descendants of Jamea Cole, of Plymouth. Maw. Thtta Senealogical product la the , result, ttae author aays, of twelve yeara of Inquiry and effort, which during these years he has made his avocation, a labor of love. He has Included In his record not only those who spell the name Cole and Coal, but the Coolea. Cowles, Coals. Collee and all others who by right trace their origin to that merry : old monarch. Old Jit-ing Cole, who. by tradition, la credited with havtnr rt-ltrned in Britain In the third century, ruling In Colechester, now speltv Colojiester, ( ilr. Coie doee not attempt to trace his E-enetUoury throuert all tha lntervenina; (fenerations from the time of the breezy old monarch who called for his pipe, who called for his bowl, who called for hia tiddlers three, but believes that he has a corrrplef family chain, starting with the Immirrant James cole, born in bngiana In " IOa). and thia James at least Is the father of all the mighty tribe of Coles with all their varied spellings or the name. History of Firat American Cole. James Cole came to America In 1C33 with two sons, a third son and a daughter being, aubsequently added to the household.'- He settled on a Massachusetts "plantation," the sea frontage of which included Plymouth rock, and this historic rock, esys - the chronicler, waa In the family for many years. In fact, until it waa deeded to . the commonwealth of Massachusetts by the descendants of James Cole. Many Coles Near Hanover, Ind. As time went on these descendants. Increasing and multiplying, spread over the New Kngland States, and afterward, following the course of empire, went West, where they have been growing up with the country. They are particularly numerous. It Is said, in and about Hanover, Ind. The author of the book has identified about ?.Q"d descendants of Jamea Col, ! families ten generationa and about 2.000 inarrlaKes. In making his investigations relative to the family, the author found a number of buihiinca constructed 'centuries atto, some of w hich are atlil standing in New Kng land. Some of theae were used by tiie revolutionary troops, some were hotels that long had prestige in rural New Eng laud. . - Portrait of Revolutionary Cole. , 1 Neighborhoods, rivers, tnountalna and towns have perpetuated the name of Cole. The portrait of Benjamin Cole of revolutionary memory has been pre served to hia descendants by 'a peculiar circumstance. In ITiK) this worthy old soldier waa an Innkeeper at "Warren, K. I. A wanderer stopped one day at th's Inn. He was unable to pay for food and bed In cai-'h. but told the Innkeeper he would paint his portrait and thus pay hia score. on a piera of smooth board he painted the lineaments or his nost, ana tms portrait, carefully preserved to the present day. snows that this tramp artist of more than a century ago possessed considerable talent. Regiment of Cole In the War. . JTr. Cole saya that revolutionary war records show enlistments In the several States of nearly enough Coles to make a full regiment. Thes names, EC7 la number, he has collected from military records and records of historical societies and has enumerated them In his book. lit this book are views of houses built bv members of the Coie family in lo&l. l'j-.) anil ltul. One of the houses Is of lntrestln construction. The rooms upstairs and below are each twenty foot square. A front door leads through a hall to an enormous fireplace which Includes a closet, in the center of which r- vol utlonary effects were stored. On either cornt-r of this fireplace la a flue, one for each of fuur rooms, all uniting at tiie roof in the one chimney. . Secret Passage for Minute Men. Ar.other of the old buildings was en? t-red by a secret passage from a hill and this led to the basement of the house, the roadway being wide enough to admit a team of horses. In this basement It was sal. I the minute men of revolutionary days k pt their warlike eiii:pm'nt. Another of tUee iihl houses is made of Vermont marble. This ts a grand mansion in its day and Is ) t-t sound and fireproof. - Distinguished Cole of Day. Prominent among the Cole family af America of the present generation may be mentioned Ambrose H. Cole, of New York, one of the founders of the Re-pub'.ican iArty; Timothy Cole, engraver, r-r years with the Century and Scrlbner !iinuai;nc-s, who went to Europe in 1',1 to "t;ava j Si t.jres of the old musters; TiiMinis 'olr. 1 (rul.n'ipe painter, whose fatli-r, S.iniuI Cole, was a woolen uuinu-f.x-tnrer lit .t-uliivllle, O. .Amonjr the 1 1,1.1 r. '.:. ii of Thomaa Cole, f.nir repre--nt !.-. the Voyage of lif "Childhood. " "if .. i." "Manhood" and "Old Al" oro known tne world ovr. Another am-mi t'ole waa for years one of the di-ri'firs of the Vnservatory of Music at 1' iti ii: Abel Cole, e-Nupreui Jude of New i'ork. One of the professors of Ivm-.s ivar:ia I'rtivei .'.ty Is a Cole. One i-f thw rrofVssors of tha Chicago Cnlver- k , ( v ls a - ol-. Aol liff -w aa for years U of tu Iowa fctate t nlverstty; one Mi' 1 trjrfe terms as Attorney-Jeneral Minnesota, and one was United fctates teliiitor from California. Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks a Cole... Neither are the daughters of the house without ditfnct!on. . Trie wife of Vlce-ITf-iJ ! nt Fairbanks !s a Cole, The mother .f NaU.:inU-l r. WV.V.s was a Cole. Tha piot her of the founder of the Pullman far f'omariy was a Cole. The. wife of t'vid i; :;r, founder of Kutler CvUere, Wi.s n Cole; nd tit a list might be ex-te-deil ln.i.'fmltely. - "i l b..k Is a iubscriptlon work, but la r u .ie by the iJobbs-Men i.l Comj'any. Clir.GLARS POSTOFFICE HAUL They Get ZZ0,OtO Stamps, but Most of Them Were Canceled. ttcial tj The lrvdiahaiolis Newa.l ATTICA, Ind.. May 9. The postofflce at !'.,. j l.-e s broken Into last nig'ut, p-'- ut li.i.I'Viht, and robbed of more than nan.r-'. whi'h we.r tkf:n -ut of i " n-f'. It is sur!ii4"i to the work t.f pr.-r.-?ionnl t'tniars. : The safe was t ioM n i''n, tiul was txired into hy a iy t ifel st rew, between the cotnbina-t -i ! . ar.d th handle-. ' The insid ! . ..! '.. (! was not ituni B-ert and r .1 , t '-' I. ii'.l'h ' T tirA hwr ,irn were . o ri mi 'i 1 ere is no i but ' n t ':.-. t C at t f ro.'i''-rs lift tow rJ t -,t f-.-.;.'.t train I'M ls.,-d throua'fl - 2 fr'c!. -' k. ?.; -t of th stamps I jrc ca:.u..- ', '- att'.. lvs Is uot great. I t Cat t ror-n'-rs lift i) r COHOIIEB FIIIDS BODY HOT: THAT OF WIDOW GUIIIIESS .Continued from Page On.- think much about It untl, recently -wJion reading about the Ounneas woman. He says the description of her home that she gave as an inducement for him to come to Laporte and make Ida home with her tallies exactly with descriptions published by newspaper reports. . ,1 V Kenega. wht waa accompanied by Del-bert iAtiders, of Klkhart, boarded a Iake Shore , train near Indiana; Harbor at; the close of lila day's work on a telegraph repair gang.J ', C ,;- ; V Said She was Lonesome. The woman addressed ;, hlmatd they were soon in friendly conversation. She recited . how lonesome it waa for her In the country, and that she would like to marry. She - described - her home- as a beautiful spot, and asked Jvenega to make her a Visit. Landers waa introduced to her and ahe also Invited him to come along with Kenega. ' Kenega said' that he thought' nothing mora 'of the matter until tha murders at the Gunness farm were unearthed. Kenega believes that had he accepted the Irayitation to visit Mrs, Gunnesa, that he, too, would bow be numbered among the victims. . . - Lamp-here Saya He la Haunted. There Is a report In circulation that Ray Lamphere became hysterical early to-day. and in a frenxy cried out that he waa be ing haunted by Mrs. Gunneas.-All night long ha paced back and forth, In hia cell, muttering to himself at timea and then chouting hymns in. loud 'and impassioned tones until the jail rang with hia .weird music '. ''.";' ' Early to-day, after ha had been quiet for a time. It Is said, he suddenly shrieked out. The prisoner In the next cell asked what was the matter, and Lamphera cried hat he had seen Mrs. Gunness la a vision. She is down South, somewhere, and ahe pointed he- finger at me and cried out: I'll pet you yet; I 11 pet Jou yetr " he Is aUeged to have said. .'Guards to be on Duty Sunday A great crowd of alghtaeera la expected Sonday to view the . Gunness farm' and aa extra force of deputies and guards will be on duty to sea that tha fences and other appurtenances of the place are not dismantled and carried off by morbid relic hunters. It la now generally believed that thej bones found yesterday were thosa of only one person. There Is no means of determining whether the detached bones, which were charred,- belonged, to other skele tons. The coroner says only ten bodies er akeletona have been unearthed. This s In addition to the four bodies found In the ruins of the house. - - FOUGHT FOR HIS LIFE." Evidence . that Andrew" Heinelein Struggled with Mrs. Gunness, fFrcxn a Staff Correspondent. LAPORTE, Ind., May . A story is cur rant that when the undertake waa preparing tha fragments of tha body of An drew Helgeleln, the Aberdeen (S. D.) victim of Mrs. Gunneas, for burial, ha found a handf al of yellow hair In one of the hands of tha murdered Norwegian. This would Indicate that , Helgeleln struggled for hia life, and bears out a statement made to-day by hia brother, A. K. Helge lein, who came here to search, for Andrew and found him among the vlctlma of the weolna widow. Andrew Helarelein waa a fighter hia brother says. He was big and power rul and ft a a tne reputation or being a card sharic .-'. Letters of recommendation written local officials by South Uakota. politicians. Introducing A. K. Helgeleln, say that he Is all right, but that Andrew waa a bad citizen. When asKet about his brother'a reputation to-day John s face took on look of regret, suid ha answered: "Oh, Andrew, him not bad. Hay like cards and virnmen too much plenty,-but him rot rood heart. Too good heart. Cards and vimmeo make Andrew bad most." 1 - - - - Asked if ha thought his brother was of the kind that would die fighting, he grinned and said: t- .'' "Andy him no coward Ay tell jrou." Struggle was Fierce. . So It must have been Roman against Roman the night or the day that Bella Gunness put, Andrew Helgeleln to death lq her "house of horrora" on. the hill. She must have been In a frenzy, too, when she cut him up, fpr his body Is In bits. The fight that surely occurred was a fierce one. It Is thought that she struck him from behind with some blunt Instrument, and that his powerful ' physique partly withstood the blow, at least enough to make him ha'e sufficient strength to fight this reniarkatiie woman of blood and win- nlng smiles. Coroner Mack continues to hold ITele-e- leln's body, but he does not say why. The body, is ready, ror shipment to South Dakota, 'and A. K. Helgeleln walks impatiently back and forth between the coro ner s offlce and hia hotel, hotdna? that each return to tha coroner's office will re sult in hia getting the body and permit him to return borne. Mrs. Gunness was a Horse Trader. Local llverjmen and horse traders are trying to recall the- names of transient traders who have passed this way In the last few yeara. hoplni thereby to help the authorities Identify some of the bodies held in the morgue. A story waa told yes terday about the visit of a Montana horse trader to the resort of Pearl Lockey Shoe maker, near the Gunness farm, and his sudden disappearance after he went to sell hia horse and bua-gy to the widow Qunnbsn. btnee thla story waa told all sorts of wild reporta have been circulated about horse deals in which tha widow waa interested. All the reports say the traders suddenly disappeared after having been seen at Mrs. Gunness a home. Some of them undoubtedly left by the Gunneas graveyara route. lh fact that the Gunness carriage shed to-day contains three bungles, a surrey, a spring waaon and a' cart for a Shetland pony is taken to be significant of something wrong, aa that many hKht vehicles on a small farm is just a little extravagant. Mrs. Gunness was known to be a crafty horse trader. - New Rig and New Man. . John Lowtr, a local hardware merchant. recalls that something over a year ago Mrs. Gunness drove up In front of his store and . went In. to do some trading. Ixwer noticed that ahe had a new rig and new man. "Isn't It funny," she said, "that my hus band lives In Minnesota and I live here?" The hardware merchant does not be- believe the man waa Helftelein, and It Is probable that he waa one of those with whom eh 'swapped horses." . .Another Missing Man. Sheriff Grlce, of Allen county,, and tr. rarks White, of Ft. Wayne, came to I-a-perte last evening and held a conference with Sheriff Smutser. It U said they were aeeklng trace of a missing Ft. Wayne man wno riau tne matrimonial asrencv habit and diaappeared. He may be among those present In Cupid's little graveyard on the hill.- Ietters of inquiry about missing men are pouring into tiie Sheriff. Khsrlff Fmutzer and his assistants spent all of yesterday afternoon in discing u ttie Gunness afaveyard. but without re sult!. One of the p!at en opened was an old well, but it netted no returns. LETTERS FOUND IN TRUNK. Mrs. Gunness Wrote Many to Ray Lamphere After His First Arrest. IVrollTK. Ind.,- May ?. Further lisrht was thrown on the Gunness murder mys- w" t"" Ury to-fl.ty exmiucd s Wiien PJnkert'tn detect IvcS Ixty . UtUYs w ritten by Mrs. WRITTEN BY: 2 oycA - fCflnv nf lsst ieet of letter Writ fen Chart Peterson, "Wild Kave, Pa.," on Gunneas to Ray Lamphere ' the farm band, under arrest her on the charere of burning the Gunnesa home and killing ua occupanta. . ' , - - h ' The lettera were found la Xavraphere'a 1 trunk. ' which had been concealed In tha hayloft of tha Wheatbrook farm, six miles from the Gunneas - placet Tha trunk nad been hidden under tha hay. in a corner of tha loft. Lamphere showed great excitement when told that his trunk and tha letters had been found. "There are a lot of things I could tell that will throw liarht on Mra Gunness'a life and etill. not hurt my case," he said, "but I will not say anything until I have seen my lawyer. Attorney TVorden, Lampbero'a lawyer visited 1 the prisoner In hia cell to-day. It la believed a statement will Soon, be Issued. With the letters were found - rt large number, ot photographa and several women's rings. It la believed these will play a prominent part In tha solution of the mystery. - The lettera . were all written after Mrs. Gunnesa had had JLamphere arrested twice for trespass and at a time when ahe was supposed to be 'at out a" with the man. - ; Letter to Andrew Helgeleln. A., IC, Helgeleln to-day received from Aberdeen all the correspondenc between his brother Andrew and Wra. Gunnesa, which ho bad not already collected. These letters ahowed Andrew began writing to tne woman AuguBt s. lsoa. -rn nrst letter from Mrs. Gunnesa was an answer to hta reply to her matrimonial ad In, the Mlnneapolla Times. - In. this letter, Mrs. Gunness paid she had received many answers to her ad, but that ahe liked his best of all. She hoped they would become fast ' friends and hav many "secrets" between them, for there was nothing ah liked better than to have "secreta." . . In other letters Helgeleln was warned not -to tell nia sister anything or this correspondence, that when they bad been married "they would spring- a pleasant little surprise on tha alster." and have her for a visit. airs. Gunnesa also appealed to Helgeleln through his love of farm life. Many of her letter war filled with tha births of a can or a colt and other such farm happening. - LIME AND GUNNY SACKS. Evidence that Mrs. Gunnesa Pur chased Both In Lporte. LAPORTE, IntL, May S.Evldence that Mr. Gu&nesa purchased quicklime and gunny sacks In Laporto has developed. Harry W. Rltcher. a dealer In building material, saya Mrs. Gunness 'purchased lime In small quantitiea several times during the last year, but that he could not be certain Just When or how much. He also saya Mrs. tjunness became angry when she aiscov?red that his firm had a mechanic's lien for more than J7J0 on the new addition to her house, and paid it off January IS of the-present year, aoon after Helgelein- arrived with hia money from Iakota and about the time ha la believed to have been murdered. W. P. Fog-!, who was appointed executor of the Gunneas estate in the woman's will, made the day before the burning of the house, found on examination of his records that a year ago twenty-two bafrs of grain were sent to the Gunness house. He thinks some of them were jrurenv sacks, but believes that all of them were returned to hlm. His books give the woman credit for the full number of -returned sacks. - Thinks Lamphere Innocent. Mr. Fog!, who says h was appointed executor only after a number of business IS MRS. GUNNESS m t m rw w y . m mm T2 s M0 Teh Reasons in Support of Theory that Murderess is Alive.. . When tha bodies of Mrs. Gunness and her three children were found In the cellar after the lire, her head was missing, but the children's heads were with tha bodies. The theory ia that ahe srot a corpse from Chicago, a woman about her size, cut its head off, killed her children, laid Philip, the baby, in ttie substitute's arms after placing the four corpses in the basement, set fire to the building and escaped across the hills, burying the head of the woman she substituted for herself or throwing it in one of the lakes. She put TJu in the bank and drew her will the day before the lira to deceive the authorities. She was threatened with exposure by Lamphere. who was known to be bavins: Almost dally talks with Sheriff Smutzer and other officers. She knew that John Helgeleln was Ten Reasons in Support of She wouJJ not have deposit M $720 lr the bank :aa a blind when J.") would have servnd the same purpose that oil fooling th authorities. The matin of the will was proof of her fear of lamphere. , The reason the body In the morgue dives not look as heavy as .Mrs. Gunness appeared to ba is because the body is nude, while those who knew her knew her in dresa. . Joe Maxson, the employe who slept in th house the nitjnl of the nrv .lumped from a window and attempted to break open the doors, but found them barred on the luside. a regular custom the widow had. Sia could not have passed out and have left the doors larril or have jumped from aa upstairs window without injury. - She would have been seen reaping' by persons aroused on account f the fire. Several penons saw Ijmphere In the hhrhmav. She would have b-n more noticeable at that hour of the morning. ! MRS. GUNNESS JU (2 Vt7- aV JA In "Vor-wee-J ajv sent bi tha murdereaa tA April 14.) men had been suggested by Mr. Gun ness's lawyer, hold the opinion that Ray Lamphere is Innocent, but that another man hetoed her In th murder. - "T don't pretend to try to tell w10 he Is," said Mr. Fogle "but I believe ah had a falling out with her partner In crime and h aet nre to tne nouse. -- - "The man Lamphere waa at outs with Mrs. Gunness, and I don't doubt that be knows something that he nasn't told. But arter no had been arrested ana . nnea through the complaints of Mrs. Gunness the woman showed up ona day and said that ah must find Leinphere. - - "It waa tha Sunday before th fire or a week before the Sunday preceding tne lire, I am not certain which. She waa all over town in wild chase for th man. but don't think ah found hlm. She might have been In terror because of something h knew and wanted to square thing with . him. She said: . 'I must find Lamphere; X must find hlm.:." Letter Points to tSuIlt. . Th translation of one of th letters of Mrs. Gunness to Andrew IC Helgeleln obtained to-day corroboratea tha testi mony as to her guilt contained In, the depositions of witnesses. It Is as follows 1 -;. -'.-- "Laporte. Ind., De. 1, 1907. "Mr Dear f Andrew I am lonesome: need help. I . need a . good strong man to neip me. w e nave been true to eacn otner, I but my confidence in you. X would de pend on you more than any 1 king in th world. How happy we will be when I see you. Gome aa aoon aa you can. Beu every - thins: you can-. IXm't out your trust In th banks: that alwaya makea trouble. Bring your money on your body. Bew it In your ciotnes. v must nave some mua secrets tosrethea Eoii't tell anybody. Buy a good revolver to. protect yourself with and when you come w will have the prettiest and happiest country -home in northern Indiana. I pray to God that He may bless us and my troubles may t over. M dear faithfulest friend on earth, "MRS. P. 8. GUNNEB3. Deo May Solve Mystery i. Sheriff Smutser has received . a letter suggesting a method of adding a 1UU to th certainty with , which h belles' ea the body found In th ruins of th house waa that of tha widow and cot ev cadaver tlaced there by her. "That collle dog of Mrs. ; Gunness will know in a minute it tnat ooay ia ma mistress" aald th writer. - "I don't know but that it Is a good Idea.' commented the recipient. "I be- lievn f will take it ur aa aoon as X can. Tha dog referred to la a collie called Prince, w-hich waa a pet of the Gunnesa children. It la still on the farm under tha car of Joseph Maxsou, and can be seen the greater part of the day wandering about th ruins of the house. He would know better than I do II tnat is Aira. Gunness," said Maxson. "I think' it Is her body all right, but from the way ha acta when he sees her we could tell right away whether his Instinct tells him it is his mistress." ''--' ' ' NOT AN OLD CEMETERY. Theory that Farm was a Doctors' Burial Ground Is Discredited. LAPORTE, Ind. May 9. An attempt to show that tha Gunnesa farm is an old graveyard because it belonged to Dr. B. R. Carr. of Laporte, from 1SS1 to 1873. has failed. The condition of th -bodies. especially Helgeleln's and Jennl Olson's, constltues the fullest kind of refutation of th theory. Helgeleln's' body could not have been buried more than two or ALIVE OR DEAD? coming to search for his brother Andrew and feared to face him. She waa anxious to go back to Nor way and did not wish to take the children with her. Site had another- prospective victim somewhere who had a better, bigger farm and more money and went to him. By going to him sh escaped th scandal that John Helgeleln threatened her w ith. . She often said ahe waa tired of Indiana and -wished to get away. The body in the morgue ia not heavy enough to be hers. She was too clever a criminal to be cauRht napping by such a drunken vagabond as Iamphere. It is Impossible for the human skull to burn a hers waa turned off at the neck and the rest of the body be unharmed. - , - . Theory That Mrs. Gunness V 'T is Dead. ; . '. v She would have been seen in sortie of the surrounding towns and be identi- Bed by her prominent gold teeth. Her body was found with head In a . corner where a strong fire draft was , possible. Her rarsje body saved the children from biin? burned to a crisp. as It kipt tiie fire from reaching them. - With the 'exception of Philip, tha . baby, who was in her arms, they were at her feet, apparently having clung to ' her iiight Ureas whn caught in the trap. A larcre glass ball found near where her head lay was melted by the heat. " Several gold "watches were also melted. She would have ' made her escape without kiliinij the children, her love for little .Philip belntf.'at all times no-tic-able. . - . - , She hod received an offer of ft.bO for her form only a few days before the fire. With that amount she rould .. eas'Iy have left the country. She talked -nthiistestlcally the day before the tire of making more im-rruvemenii tm her thre months and be in the condition that It is in to-day. Tr. Car has been dead for many years. He ' n eld man when he came here. The fsrm was uued by him as a summer home. InvesUxatlon of th history of the Gun. nm farm shows it was coaveyed by the United States to the State of Indiana In IS31. Two years lster it was conveyed to Adam G. Polke. In IMi It was sold to K. Treat, .who transferred it to his brother Georae. In lSSt Ueorr Treat sold the land to Dr. Car, who in 1C7 sold It to Autftist and 1L O. Drevltng. It was In 177 that the log cabin on the farm was it-placed by th brick dwelllnr which burned on the nlitht Mrs. Gunnesa and her three children are said to have died. In IkSS, Grosvenor Goss. a farmer, bouaht the place and In U it became the property of ti M. Eddy, a Chicagoan, In lw2 Mr. Eddy came to Chicago and it was then that Mattle Aitlck bought th place and it lost. cast. . Purchase of the premises by Maltie Aitlck attracted other resorts near it. Mrs. Aitlck died suddenly la her homo, the verdict being that she died from a hemorrhage. Thla was the second death at the home, one of the Goes family having committed suicide there by hanging some time in lfctw. Thomas Doyle, after the death of Mat-tie Aitlck. obtained ownership of the premises by foreclosure of a mortirane, in lSi1. In 1K loyle sold the place to Arthur L. Williams, a railroad man. It waa reported at that time that he waa buying it for a railroad company. In connection wltli the purchase of th land by Williams the authorttiea have been investigating to see whether some railroad did not use the place as a eecret burial ground for wreck victims. The Inquiry, however, failed to Justify any such contention and that phase of it has been dropped. In lisd Williams sold the place to Mrs. Belle Sorenson. who married Ieter Gunnesa aoon afterward. Mrs.-Gunness. in I'joi, bought en additional small patch. . . . r , AFRAID OF THEIR MOTHER. Swanhllda Gunness Says All the Children Lived In Fear. JANESVILLE. Wis., May 8. Swanhllda Gunness, who was taken to the home of her grandmother, Mrs, Sophia Gun-neaa. a year after the death of her father, yesterday told of her life whU. still In th home of her mother. Sh said all of th children wer afraid of the mother, and that ..they were afraid, f Jennie Olsen. fearing sh would . tell Mrs. Gunness of , anything which they might do. Sh declared, however, that Jennie also seemed to be afraid of her mother and that she was treated In much the same manner aa th others. r Swanhllda declared that within a month after her father's doath strangers began to arrive at her mother's home, but none of the children was allowed to talk to these men. They often arrived in th venlng, she said, and the children were sent to bed to prevent them from knowing why the men cam, in th morning the vlBitors would b gone. The girl declared none of the children was allowed to nter th cellar of their horn and that her mother often had threatened to punish them If they did so. Sh denied, however that she had ever Been any boxea or trunka brought into the house, Th jglrl now is living at th horn of Ellas Slmmonston, where she waa taken soon after the death of her grandmother, in October. 1306.. Slmmonston is not related to her, but extended aid' when it waa found the child's relatives were unable to care for her. The girl says she la only eleven yeara old, but othera aay sh la thirteen. MISHAWAKA MAN MISSING. Bert Chase May Have Been Lured to the Gunness Farm. Special to Th Indianapolis Nsws.1V MISHAWAKA. Ind., May 8. A sus picion ha arisen here that Bert Chase, a former resident of this city, may have fallen a victim to the wiles of Mrs.' Gun neaa. at Laporte. ';-k-, , ,' . unas oisappearea some months ago and a message was sent her from Aber deen. S. D., to th effect that he had been killed by a railway train. - A brother of the roan went to- AberdeenJ but could una no trace or tne rxxiy and no inform tion couia be rurmsriea by the officials or undertakers, all professing to know nothing of auch a fatality. .The man who aent the messajr could not ba found and was not known In Aberdeen. - - . i Chase had lived in Chicago, but. went ta Aberdeen with a telephone company. It 1 noted tnat Andrew iieirelein. of Aberdeen.; waa on of tha victims and - Me Chaae may also have met with almllar roui piay. -in niy support for this theory, however. Is in the fact that hia oeatn is a mystery; that If living he Is failing to maintain the eorresnondonc wtia a motner wnom he loved dearly, and me 1 act xnac . tne pet son wno aent the letegram. aiso ia mysteriously missing. HOW SORENSON DIED. Brother of Mrs. Gunness's First Hus band Tell of Poisoning. ! PROVIDENCE. R. I., May 1. Mads A. Sorensen, th first husband of Mrs. Bell Gunnesa, one lived In this city. Thorvald Borenaon, a brother of Mads Sorenson, says th death of Mads was brought about by drinking a potion handed to him in his oeoroom in ftilcaro by bis wife while friends war in the atttlne-room of their no me. -inese people heard sorenson aay: 'Belle, you have." but before they could catch the rest of the remark .the door to the bedroom waa closed by the woman. Boon arter -ane came : out and announced that Sorenson waa dead. - Tha relatives afterward made an effort to Investigate the cause of the death and Oscar Sorenson. brother of the dead man went to Chicago, had the body exhumec and a rouatt examination waa made. . He had not money enough to obtain an analy sis of tne stomach by an expert chemist and for some reason tha (Chicago police would not take a hand in the matter and so it waa drooped.1 The relatives have never riven up the Idea, however, that Mra, Sorenson was the meana of causing her husband's death, beltevirur she did it for the S.5oo life insurance policies- which he, carried. HE DID NOT RETURN. Philadelphia Man. with $500, Went . West to Wed a Widow. PHILADELPHIA. May 8. Charie Nel berg, twenty-eight years old. of this city. la believed te be a victim of Mra Bella Gunneas, of Laporte. William Stern, his former employer, saya that Neiberg, with la savings .of lK), some time ago started West to marry a widow with whom he had conducted a courtship by mall. He did not take any of his effects, saying he would come back for them after the wed- din. . Stern says that Neiberg, who waa both tn Norway, came to thia country to eeek his xortune. always nopea to marry a rictj woman, and was carried awav by. the prospects of the advertisement, which told of a widow of wealth aud beauty who had a fine farm. Effort to Trace a Watch. ' OMAHA. May 8. Charles A. Williams. formerly a Chicago Jewelry Jobber now living in Omahs, aold one of the watches found in the Gunness home at Laporte, Ind.. to a baking powder firm In Chl- ensro. Mr. Williams says the watch was given bv the firm to a grocery clerk as premium and thinks it can be traced irr that manner. Its retail value was about J15, The Chicniro firm la now trying to trace the watch. -.. Jennie Olson's Lover Found. OKLAHOMA CITY. Ok la . May . 9. Emll C. Greening, who was a lover of Jifnnie Olaon when he worked for Mrs. Gunness at Ijiporte. and who is de- Ired as a witness in tne case, has been found, and it is expected' lie will go to Indiana at once. A GOOD WORD FOR EVANS. Frisco People Ask Congress to Make Commander a Vice-Admiraf. SAN FRANCISCO, May 9. At the close of the banquet siven here last night by the city to Secretary of the Navy Metcaif and officers of the comWnfd tleets. It was resolved to send the frl'owlne telr-gi-nm o Congress reiuestirE tntr Admiral Kv- ns be. crenterl a vice-aomirni: The clilrns of Californ'n. " prreclatinff he services rendered hy tl, nmn t tiie hrection of whose ban, Is the riet was tMOMKht from th Atlantic to th Pacific, movf that he be nuwh n vlc-admlral." To-night .Admirnl Kvans, accomuan!i--1 ft Is fnmilv (lni tucmlnrs or hi, r'-r- sonai staff, will Kave for Washington. Pleasure It Never Costly When You Get What Ycu Seek-Music Particularly. (Q Time was when to have good music in your home you had to spend a lot of money. - q With a PIANOLA PIANO in your home you may yourself produce the .works" of the greatest musical composers - without knowing one note from another. CJ It is so easy that a child of everage intelligence can. "play it. ..Q No teacher, no study,' no tiresome grind. tJ You just put in the rollnd instantly there flows from th: ... PIANOLA PIANO the most delicious melody played as by the hand of a master. Fhe -Aeolian Cc:ir:::rr7 114 r.Icnumcnt Place: CONTAINS 8-10 per cent. Cutterfat 5-G per centi Caseine 5-6 per cent. uax cf Milk 12 per ceaL Caae Sua.r ' This combination makes an excellent f4. V" sell the same grade to drug stores and families. Get , FumaG Ice. Cream v s r i . - ' la paper buckets at nearest drug Blore. SOPRANO SOLOISTS ILL. Oratorio cf "Elijah" Is Given Under Difficulties. . v --Fata waa , against th Roberts, Park Choral Society's presentation of Mendela-aohn's oratorio of "Klljah" last night, or It may have been the weather, at any rate . all three sopranos, . w ho had been expected to sing were Indisposed, and the oratorio waa given without " a single soprano solo or any concerted number, except the chorus, where a soprano voice was required. Kdward Taylor, the director, announced the Illness of the sopranos and that only such excerpts would be sun aa fell to the basso, tenor and alto. William Harper, basso, of New York, one of tha hst sinrers of the rol of "Klljah" In the country, waa eneased for this production. He waa in srood voice and he sang the strongly dramatic part witn line power and a keen sense of musical values His interbretatlon of "It is Enourh" was superbly done. His voice Is admirably suited to' the muslo which Mendelssohn fitted to the character. His singing and the splendid organ support given by Miss Carrie X Hyatt were the leaturea 01 tne evening. The alto parts were sung by Mrs Ahhra rooi-o ,.u a of Terra liuute. and Airs. Aimee Kvans. and the tenor parts by the well-known choir and concert nn?er, j. Raymond Lynn, and Mr. Taylor, who also directed. The work of the chorus, except In two or three instances, was not tip to the standard. The exceptions wer "iiaal. Hear and Answer" and "He WatcHng Over Israel." which were very good. The chorus gave evidence of not having had sufficient rehearsals for the srreat work. Tha oti.ilcru-i. which numbered possibly 8u0 persons, was so scattered in m larye auditorium, tnat it seemeu inn. there waa positively no applause irura be ginning to end. not a single uanuciap m etieourarement or approval evni m close. The oratorio waa the. last of the Choral Society's concerts for this season. . Recital by Piano Pupils. The pupils of Mrs. Lillian Carr Green, assisted by Luctle Rhoade. will give a piano recital Monday evening at 113 Cor. nell avenue. Those to take part are Nellie Kiser, Grace. Flora and Fannie Nelson, 1 ...-, irtncr Vnnlt Msxe Steele. Charles Flnley Teas tor. May ltaron and - tritil T. Monks. Tha orchestral tarts tr a second piano will -be playe,! by Mrs. Green, who will also play two solo. APOLOGIZE TO PUPILS. . Teachers .Rode Home on Nonunion jir to Escape Storm. , CHESTKR. Pa, May t. Although not requested to do so by the Hoard of F.Xv- catlon, MlM Annl Anderson aad Miss Annie J. McFartand. teacher in th Mo-ton-av.nua achol, who during a heavy j rainstorm on Thursday rod in a street e.e of the Cheter -Traet "' t'ompanv, I stralnst which a sink hr nnia Sko, have orterea a ioini ihvv i. their pupils by trelng their trt at having tucuirvd lh di leut vt lbs children. ... !h teaenrr uv vome o-ium- iron the city and when the vhudrwt lerit that thev had thtten a nrwi far tnannd t'V nnwni.-i tf-.n thsy tef 'i to attend "acluwd. t he trbei-a t rv Otd not aupHe that trir action r rv.m home li to wott ton lt tr ri, would b crltlt i.el In o-ri a mvm u-t per. Thev ats that It w th first t;m they ha tid.len s ure ti atrik brn; that thrv nr. In sympathy with the ir k- era, d promise nt tii rule a"- itunct the present Ihvcim l, iumh imi ""n .i at their tioinea. It U prbM li st tt-.y will l trnferre.t ti another Sciil l.r the rest of the term, ' UNION CENTRAL COMPANY. President Replies to Attack Says Literature Is True. Tu ths E.lihJT cf Th. Sir: We ore in rectiit of aa artkt which arpenred in your iipcr cf April "t, lPA aa a special from M.itivle, Ind-, whU !i arth U- In substance brand the t'nlon Central Construction Company us a fraud, and believing thnt ycu will be fair enou -h to T!Ve both shies of fie j4.i.u,ii ,i .,e public. we beg o th loll.wio lucre in reply to the above mciuhmed article. m the fryt t ine, everv word in o:;r I '-eralu re la al-rohit-H" tt ue an.l ve hive us,-d every precaution to rot-t t t'se i '.t-lit: w:ii!e li.-aiinit Willi us throi.-..-i o-ir ac-ont. I-ivrv r.ine ' i..-m livf! -r k now a tnat the fi-rr,i. Miocia is at i--i-t i.-t-hla to i'Xi,,.--i'i!H l'i pTt'S .th sr what ' fiiT-Tii'ST for s.tie. "';' .is i o-t It v '., w - printed on thi a;- nii.'i w hw-n -- v psr iu-'T tnn wl.-n tie Ki ; "'-. f iir a - t in lvoii.1 ' or s tract cf i.o-t ((I; 1 pror-,s -d i.e.,- Cf t ie I'lil.-n 1 1 i : -. i- r":ol. t:-nt '''." '."rs rf f--s ; e f ;-,- cvpfci'c'.y i; '. t.:t l-r I : j r- o I.Iatla hy t's AEOLIAN COMPANY i ! 3 U : i "X j I e- ; - r - . a W seent of the Cnlon Central Construe: i'-n Company has power or authority to I ! -,d said conipnny by any net or statement r.ot set forth In Us neiiersl literature." We rut this wht-re it would sppcnr r'.f' t ever the purchasers signature and lie last thing lie would remi when he Sicne-t tne applkatlon. and we did this feeling sure Hint there Is no man living and trannactlng busineHa for himself who Is so ridiculously stupid as not to uii'lerstnu.t the plain langrtiabre nppenrln i-i k h t over his slanaturp, an-l.-we ja 1 1 1 1 beiinve tust 11 man would be niiuled bv this, and fiirt. r. there is not an agent workliu' for us . has'not signed a cnnltaet tiv-reelnii "11 -t to print, pu'illsli or a, anjt'ii'f contrary to the compnuv's cucmI hvr-ature." and we say emf-ha f h-a lly sni 11 -conditionally thnt the toirn,any owns t land and Is doing tuisine just hi ri. scribed in this literature, and pn--ie lit tills In JiHrenihesis. that the cmij sry il ; not meiely have an option on this l.ttid. The building of the I'mon Centrnl 1 Ui :'-road will b a hurtful competition 1 1 about three other romls fit" now 1 operation In Texas. It is h'.Kl lv ev. ! t from facts -In our possession (hat irif.i roBxls have employed every means at t " Command Irt Injurlrir and. delsymg, and f possible, stopping the construction of t t'nlon Central road. They have eviiler'!.' employed people to put out ffiise rut" 11 and it is very evident that Mr. Ien: n, mentioned In th article.- . tired . e '-tract from this company for the sole purpose of aiding those opposing roa,l. from the fact that as limn as lie nrrlvc I I 1 Il!as. pretendlnir to be on his wsv ! Palestine to Invest! irate our propnmiirM, the first thing he Oid was to r to t Otrlre of the Cnlted States di.xtriet st-torney of l)i!!.is. In on eifort M ft t ,e' BttoriiPV to int-rfere with o ur Y .:.. We will sav once for ful, tim( t, c : -pan y Is doing a strictly lp-'timi-in . ; news and Is thoroughly reliah.e u r .1 h-n-, t In its transactions and we defy tiie voill to contradli t t.his. UNION CKNTI'.AL CON?Tr.i;CTIJN : CO., W. H. TOAKLM, I'res. May a, 1008. - Incalculable Damage to Crops. (Speclai to The Itiijianapolis News. REDFOIID, Ind.. May 8.-Th hl.h Watera of Salt , creek. Pleasant run mil Iafherwooj have beeun to rW". F 't rreek dropped six Inches last tiial.t h I hite river came to a stand. The at the puinplnsr stutloti to-dav rnn- I iwenty-iutie ieet. i he crei-t f-r t?,e (' ' 1 wss reached last tnidnliiht. 1 noe ii vi i,i il.itrSKe ha I. n done t-t crops, i-'iirni' ' In the lowlund are rr -ra rluf to brec -c groi:r.d as joo,i an coti-iitions pfiniu i 1 hint corn. Tnls Is the only chance t' r l av- this year.for a crop. As a result ' farming community is somewhat f'.t--couraged. -'-. His Sensitive Spct. Cliirsgo Tribune.) "TVVst Mik,i th. coionel so titt.r sca.lrt ..liii'n;trtlofiT" H. bold. th. irr. -.nt rrr 'ljr r' "-- f,,r ths Hiutiu j c.1 cf les fu. - k-3 :i W V, - a - v j k . . tVeltfu 1-tr Tf'! c.f 1 4f i ,o . 1 . , I h - . . A l I e I -. i I -. r n-i A ! - i -. 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