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Sarai Haskins, used to cali h.ei i
garret "the junk shop," but her hus
band alwxyB 'spoke of it as "the mn
Beum/* This difference of definition
was explained by the fact that Jonas
Hashim? was a bora collector, while"
his wife^was albora abolitionist, if
such, a word may he applied to one
^ who hafl long straggled against slav
ery to possessions.
.*I don't see the good of all those
things .'elutterin* up the: attic and
colleetlh* dirt," 'she used to remark.
"Ia all that "heap o' stuff there ain't
ono oserai -article, so far as I can
".There's lots ot thing3 In the world
that Mat useful, bttt w? can't get
on without Tem just the same,". Jonas
would answer, with sagely nodding
head. Bat this supply was never
sufficiently satisfactory to silence his
As a hay Jonas had gone through
the usual symptoms of the disease of
collecting; there -were drawers full
of. minerals, ?>helves loaded with
scuffed and stuffy birds, books of
stamps and autographs, and rows of
' pin stabbed insects. His mother had
sighed over the accumulations of the
; boy, as his wlfejlsirter ; complain eu of
tho hoardings of the mai'.
\j Instead of dev el oping' into a min
eralogist or ah ornithologist, as his
e?rly tastes 'might' have betokened,
Jonas became a hunter of auctions,
where he would nick up odd pieces of
furniture, rare bits of china, and any
curions relics of the past. By pro
fession he. was a farmer, by inclina
tion a collector, by temperament
? alas! something of a miser, but In all
his different capacities he combined
good nature and shrewdness.
Oat Wednesdays he used to address
his wife nr. "Martha," for r.fter the
week's -washing and ironing were fin-1
ished, she became "careful and trou-1
bled about many things" to aa" en-j
tent that tciad ill for animate and
inanimate ejects alike. Jonas
learned to seers* his particular treas
ures just heisre ?3 TTecIily "dear
in g-ap day" ess roraS.
The chief ?07 of. the o'd man's
heart and the .delight of his eye was
. an old' andina which had somehow
got separated from its mate, and led
a life, of single uselessness on the top
shelf of the KaskltiS'garret.
It was of carious shape and design
-wrought iron twisted into all man
ner bf curves and angles, the .whole
'N surmounted by a sphinx's head. The
peculiar pointed head gear tender
which the metallic face gazed enig
matically in io the future had led
Jonas Haskins te give his forsaken
andiron tue name of "the widow."
Ile had ransacked the neighbor
hood in his endeavors to unearth the
missing mar? hal in vain. He had
once picked np the sisgle andiron
with a lot of miscellaneous trash and
treasure in an old curiosity shop, and
had announced publicly that he would
give twenty dollars io- any one who
would supply its lost .companion.
^ This lavishness was especially
noteworthy b-eeaose, although he was
xeputedrto have axeat little fortune,
no public charities or ^private Indi
yHnals had ever been known to prof
it by his prosperity.
One day it "was announced that
there was to he a rummage sale In
"the town hall, for the benefit of the
^Midvale Orphans* Home, and Jonas
and Sarah Haskins exulted in secret .
at the prospect.
^Here's my chance to pick up some
thing new!" chuckled one.
"At last I can get rid of some of
the old things!" rejoiced the other.
The day before the sale was Wed
nesday-an ominous fact if Jonas
had "only remembered it, hut for once
he -forgot his weekly greeting of
.'Good morning, Martha;" and his
mind being full of plans for an on-'
slaught againsc an army of weeds in
the potato patch.
' ? When Sarah saw him off for the
hattie field, armed with a hoe, she
betook herself to the attic. "Talk
abbat -weedin''! I gaess it ain't nec
essary to go outside o' this house to
do some pullin* up!" she soliloquized,
as with -discriminating fingers she se
lected the least conspicuous of Jonas',
"This rubbish sale is just what
Fro; been waiting for: to get rid o'
some o* these antiques an' horribles.
I guess I can do a little collectin' my
self that Jonas will never notice," and
she crowned the miscellaneous pile
she hr.d gathered together with the
precious andiron. To do her justice,
ah? did not realise the' extent of 'her
husband's devotion to the curious
piece, of rr. stal work.
. As Jonas had driven off in the tip
cart, she had to be content with the
wheelbarrow. She .filled it to oyer
flowingv chuckling the wbile at the
picture she would pr?sent trundling
the unwieldly load through country
lane.-? ard village streets.
.T don't eire what folks says," she ?
reassured hers.-lf. "It'll do 'em good I
to,have sorasth?a* to talk about. Any- .
way, ITs for a charity - though T
guess most: o' the trash I'm cartln'
away fs more blessed to give than to
With'this b-?ne!"!?'*t?on to her spoils
she gave h?r h-r.d a toss to express
contempt of p?bl?e opinion, and with
soma swaying of the load, as If lt
were the cargo of an overfreighted
boat, she pushed squeaking vehi
cle over the rough -pads to the town
The next roo-n>ng at breakfast
Jonas announced h's intention of
looking in at th? s*>.'3. "Shouldn't
wonder If I picked up somethin* pret
ty fair," he sa;d. "DDin' business
with folks in this town Is like trudln*
with Indians. They'd Rive you old
mahogany chairs for a siring o' glass
beads. Th-?y weed out pewter por
ringers and sprain' wheels as if they
was sorrel in a bay field, when any
baby could tell 'em that spinin'
wheels is as scarce as hens* teeth."
About noon Jonas took a fat roll
of hills out ol his improvised bank
and started for the rummage sale.
It was the first time thl3 method
.f conjuring mon?y out of people's
pockets had >??n tried in the neigh
borhood, and Jonas wai bewildered
by the,chaotic scene to which the
respectable old town hall had lent
Second hand clothing, broken down
furniture, clumsy kitchen utensils
and delicate trinkets jostled one an
other in their efforts to attract the
undecided purchaser.. But Jonas
turned a blind eye to such obvious
appeals. Like the magnet in the
From needles and nails and knives he'd
Tor he'd set his heart on a silver churn,
or a pewter candlestick, or a brass
knocker, or anything of unusual
shape or make that could not be
found any day in the week at a hard
ware or dry goods shop. ..
Suddenly a light seemed to kindle
the pale blue eyes that .roamed
searchingly round the room. "At
last!" he called out triumphantly. "I
knew I'd find the widow's . husband
if I looked long enough, an' there he
is! Fetch me down that there and
iron, will you?" and with his stick
he-Indicated what seemed to him the
exact duplicate of the sphinx andiron
in his garret at home.
The saleswoman, knowing nothing
of the source cf her supplies, reached
for the. long coveted treasure and fuit
It into Jonas' clutching hands. He
looked into the unresponsive counte
nance of the iron sphinx, and passed
his fingers over it with clumsy ten-,
"I reckon you're the widow's hus
band that she's been waltin' for nigh
on to twenty years," he remarked, la
cmonlcally. "I'm pleased to make
After this discovery Jonas was too
much excited to search for further
plunder; consequently the rest of his
own recent possessions, which were
scatter sd about in various, corners, es
caped his notice. With a magnanim
ity inspired by the "widow" rather
than the orphan, Jonas put a reluc
tant but determined hand into his
pocket. He handed four crisp bills
to the bewildered woman. "I've al
ways said that I'd give twenty dol
lars for the widow's mate, an' I'm
geln' to do it," he said, with decision.
"Why, that old andiron's marked
only fifty cents, and it isn't worth
that!" expostulated the saleswoman.
"That don't matter to me. I
promised to give $20," te persisted,
"so here you be."
Sarah Haskins was sitting at home,
waiting, with some trepidation, for
her husband's return. It was scarce
ly possible that n?s eagle eye should
not have fallen on some of his own
property at the sale, and she was try
ing to frame an explanation of it?
presence there when the door slammed
and Jonas stood in the room. But in
stead of showing reproach, his face
ehone with good nature and delight,
a fact that seemed the more incom
prehensible when his wife saw, hud
dled under his arm, his own treasured
"Well, I guess I've rummaged to
some purpose this time," he said,
chuckling. "Here's the mate to my
widow up,stairs-that I've been lookin'
for for the last twenty years!"
He set it down on the table and
turned to go out of the room. "O Jo
nas!" his wife gasped, and could say
no more. The words of explanation
would not come out of her dry "and
"I'm just goin* up to the museum
to get the widow!" he sang out cheer
"Oh, dear, oh, dear, he'll never
forgive me!" wailed Sarah. "Oh, I'll
never, never touch his old things again
if he only won't be terrible mad when
he Snds out!"
She heard his slow tread going up,
up; then followed the distant shuf
fling steps of one who sought for
Sarah Haskins winked fast and
rocked her chair violently. "I think
I'll go down-street and see how the
sale is goin'," she announced to her
self, as if "she were explaining her con
duct to a third person. "I'll just
leave a line for Jonas."
She went hastily to the table draw
er and took out a scrap of paper and
a pencil. With nervous fingers she
wrote, still conscious of overhead
She placed this message conspicu
ously on the table, then snatched her
bonnet and shawl from a neighboring
hook and disappeared.
About ten minutes later, when Jo
nas slowly plodded down stairs and
found the sitting room empty, his
mystified face took on a still deeper
look of wonder. "What ails all the
women folks?" he queried. "The
widow's disappeared, and now my
His eyes fell on the bit of .paper
with the hastily scrawled words. His
bead felt glddv and confused from
stooping to look under things, and
he seemed Unable to control his
thoughts. While he "was searching
for hi3 spectacles his memory jumped
back to a sfory he had once read In
which a wife had decided that she
i^ildrerT at Jsje
Judge Wllllard H. Olmsted, .
"Of Spfcct?l S&33ions, New York,
coating before the Children's Coi
"Children essentialy are not
"3ut th?y present a serious p
"The answer to the problem
the Court is the educating of its
Foreigners predominate in
uo'.'b ?pt mean the American bo
'..Sew York is overwhelmlngl;
be strange if the greater numbe;
by this element.
..'if we could get the Immigi
Anv .va, instead of colonizing,
"Colonies shut out advancen
men val and moral progress of the
"Some condren are very mate
ping, though I do not advocate it
"We are working under the c
to coiumit a certain class ol yo
religious institution where it ls
ready is filled.
"The House of Refue" ' n
sent there is In danger oi coming <
"The principal trouble with t
couldn't stand her httsb&BdVi peculia
rities any longer, and had disap
peared, leaving a written message
saying that if he wished to find her
she was at the bottom of the nearest
The absurd thought flashed across
his confused brain that Sarah migbt
ciave adopted the same melodramatic
means of escape. Hi3 knees began to
tremble as he sank helplessly into a
ihair. Then he read. the message,
?.nd as its meaning penetrated his
slow comprehension, his sense of re
lief united with his sense of humor to
make him laugh as he had not
laughed for years.
"That's a good 'un!" he cried.
'That's a good joke on me! Hali a
iollar was too much for you, was it?"
ne continued, reaching out for the
indlron.- "Now, look here, don't you
;ver tell Sarah Haskins how much I
paid to get you back." Then his
roice dropped from its tone of com
mand to one of half-humorous con
.'ession. "I was kind o' 'fraid," he
?aid, "that that written message
night be to tell me I was a widower,
nstead of which"-and he laughed
igtfin-" 'twas only to tell me that
rou was the widow!"-The Youth's
A caterpillar, according to a scien
:1st, eats 6000 times its weight each
nonth. . a.lWt"
Parchment paper Is made by dip
ping ordinary unsized paper for five
>r six seconds In dilute sulphuric
tcid, and then washing. . ,
How to burn smoke, avoid sparks
md eliminate combustible matter are
.equisltes of railway locomotive
milders in Holland. All railway lo
:omotives before acceptance must be
irovlded especially with a contrivance
.'or burning smoke and preventing
Monsieur Lippmann, who is widely f
rmown for his many experiments in |
:olor photography, hopes so far to i
inprove his new process that it will |
10t be necessary, as at present, to
'lew the developed plates through
i special apparatus in order to cause
he colors to appear.
One hundred thousand gallons of
rater sterilized by electrically gener
ited ozone are used daily by the
Mttsburg Homoeopathic Hospital. Dry
dr is passed through the ozonizers
md the ozone produced is mixed with
he water by means of aspirators,
["bree ozonizers are used for steriliz
ng water, while two provide ozone
tsed for sterilizing instruments and
The pollution of streams by factory
raste is being shown by the Investi
rions of the United States Geologi
al Survey to be unjustified. The
xperiments proved that the sewage
an be purified at moderate cost, and
hat the valuable materials recovered
nay make good 'this expense, while
n some cases there should be a good
irofit, as in the recovery of wool fat
md potash from wool scouring liq
French interest in Frofessor Beh
ing's researches for the treatment
if tuberculosis has drawn from him
. new statement on the subject, from
i'hich it appears that the investiga
ion of his preventive system of im-?
uunising against the disease has tak
m a decisive step forward. Until a,
ew weeks ago, says the London
Hobe, the professor's system has
leen confined to animals, and the di
ector of the Pasteur Institute at
Aile claims to have succeeded in im
aunising goats by means of it. Beh
ing himself now announces that he
las taken the definitive step, from
rhich he had previously shrunk, o?
nocculating a number of persons at
[ifferent times, and is now watching
Mother Sees Son Slain.
A mother's vision was the primary
ause of the discovery of the murder
if her nineteen-year-old boy, Thur
uan Walker, of Goodland, Kan. The
onfession of the murder was given
he Pueblo police by Clarence Nunn.
Jo strong was the dream of the
nother that she sent another son to
Colorado to hunt for the lost boy.
)n September 12 the body of the
routh waa found in the Arkansas
tiver near Nepasta with a strap
Irawn tightly around the neck.
The mother in her dream had seen
he boy lying cold in death on the
iralrie, while a companion galloped
iway on a horse in the darkness.
Nunn is alleged to.have told the)
)olice that he lured the boy to take
in overland journey, thinking Walker
md some money. All he got was a
?addle and $S, which he took from
he body after shooting him as he
ilept. The body was too heavy to
:arry, 60 he put the strap around the
leek and dragged it to the river.
^ew York Telegram.
who, as a Judge of the Court
has handled countless cases
iroblem to the community.
of the child brought before
the juvenile cases, but this
y is so much better than the
y a foreign city, and it would
r of cases were not furnished
?znts to scatter on coming to
we would be taking a giant
lent and retard the physical,
rially helped by a sound whip
in all cases.
lisadvantage of not being able
uthful offenders, because the
held they should be sent al
todel reformatory, and no boy
jut with a criminal bent.
he children is their bad envir
-Week? cleverest cartoon, by 0.
CAPTAIN TULLS '<
Ship Sljik Under Him and He
Williams, the Second Officer,
Fished From the Water Fin
For the Captain-Praise '.
New York Clty.-Captaln William
I. Sealby, of the wrecked White Star
liner Republic, told the story of the
disaster. One thing he did not tell
ras why he had elected to stay with
his sh ?j) until it sank. Being an nfl!
cer of the Royal Naval Reserve and
a. commander for the Wblto Star,
Captain Sealby presupposed that this
act needed no explanation.
"Before 6 o'clock on Sunday night
we knew that the Republic would
never live to reach Martha's Vine
yard," was the way Captain Sealby
began his tale. "By 7 o'clock she
was way down in the stern, and wal
lowing with long, painful rolls, that
meant there was very little more life
left in her. Williams (R. J. Will
iams, the second officer) and I stood
on the bridge and kept our eyes
ahead on the lights of the Gresham
and Seneca, which were towing. The
ship was so low in the stern that the
waves were breaking over her at .that
point and the water was swashing
clear un to the ladder of the saloon
"I think it must have been Just
about S o'clock when we both saw
that she was going to drop under us
within a very few minutes. First
thing we did was to prepare a Holmes
distress light, which burns when it
touches water. This we left on the
bridge with us so that when we went
down the men-on the revenue cutters
could be directed to the spot where
the Rpnublfr. Vent down. TVhil" we
were working over the light Will
iams, who has a bit of sporting blood
In him. joked about our situation.
" 'What do - you make of it, Will
iams?' I had asked him.
" 'I don't think it will be a long
raco lo the bottom.' be laughed.
'When you'..are" ready let her go and
we'll m?ke a sprijft of it.'
"Before .we had finished with the
Holmes light we began to hear a roar
ing and cracking of the deck seams
l>ack of us.. T-t was the air driving
Dut ahead of the advancing water.
That is the last call of a sinking ship.
? directed Williams to burn two blue
lights, the signal to the revenue cut
ters that we wer? going down and for
them to fast. off. Then I let loose
fivf: shots with my revolver.
"Wo were going down steadily
Lhen and pretty fast. I yelled at
Williams to make for the foro rig
King. We both dropped down the
ladder 1o the saloon defk. each carry
ing a hine light in one hand. Hy the
time our feet touched the saloon deck
lt was at an angip of nearly thirty
degrees, wet and slippery. Wo could
not keep our feet, so we grabbed the
rall and crawled. The water was
rushing up on us from behind and
the explosion!? and rending of thc? tim
bers from 'midships told us that al
ready the stern was under water.
"Wo had i reached the forecastle
head when Williams slipped to the
tieck and grabbed a post of the rall
with his elbow. That was the last I
?aw of him until after lt was over. 1
managed to get forward to the fore
mast and to climb the rigging as far
fis the forward running light, about
100 feet up.,. Below me about half
of the ship was visible and she was
tipped up like a rocking chair about
to go over backward.
"My blue light would not burn be
cause it had become wet. I fired one
more shot from ray revolver, the last.
Then everything dropped and T w?s
In the water with the foremast slip
ping down beside me like an i-loralor
"There was a boiling, yeasty mass
[)f water about me and a great roar
ing. T went under, but came up
again, for the air had gathered un
der my greatcoat and buoyed me up.
I guess I went around spinning for a
Lime: then 1 hit a spar. From the
spar I managed to get toa hatch cover.
Things were flying around in the wat
er and 1 came near being badly
banged up before 1 managed to pull
my body up on tho hatch cover and
lie there all'spread out with nothing
but my head and shoulders above the
"It was very cold. I saw the
Ko Refuge On Earth Now For
Embezzlers and Defaulters.
Washington, D. C.-The last haven
of refuge on earth for American bank
wreckers, embezzlers, defaulters and
other criminals of that ilas3 was re
moved when the Senate ratified an
extradition treaty with Honduras.
It is believed that under this treaty
Honduras may bo persuaded to sur
render many old offenders who have
taken up residence there, although
that country has found them desira
ble because they always bad ready
Unlls of Congress. i
Senator Tillman Insinuated that
some Federal Judges were on the
payrolls of corporations.
The House Naval Committee was
lefeated In Its efforts to replace ma- ; j
rines on board warships.
The urgent deficiency bill was
passed and the postal savings bank
jill was considered in the Senate.
The President appointed a national
:ouncil of arts, consisting of eminent
irehitects, painters aud sculptors,
under whose direcci?n. national I
yorks will be planned and erected iu t
he future. J g
R. Maca uley, in (he New York World.
OF THE WRECK
Was Rescue? From the Sea-'
, With Him to the End
st, He Directed the Search
For All the Ship's Men.
searchlights on the Gresham and Sen
eca trying to pick me up, but they
went around and around and misled
me. I managed to load my revolver
again and lt went off, although it had
had a ducking. Soon after that a
boat manned by four of the Repub
lic's crew and four sailors from the
Gresham commanded by Gunner's
Mate Johnson slid up near me. I
waved a towel I had picked up out of
the water. They saw me and came
and picked me up. I was weak and
cold-quite finished. Williams was
In the boat when it picked nie up, I
was glad to see. He was quite done
up, too. We were quite back on our
feet again after the men on the Gres
ham had ministered to us. T cannot
speak too highly of the work of the
r?venue cutters that were trying to
tow us; it was magnificent."
Captain Sealby had a word to say
about his officers and crew.
"I have nothing but praise for the
actions of the officers and crew of tho
Republic both at the time of the col
lision and subsequently dnring the
very trying task of getting the pas
sengers transferred to the Florida.
The success of this maneuvre 1 at
tribute to the remarkable discipline
and cohesion between officers and
:rew. The passengers themselves
aided greatly by their conduct. There
?vas absolutely no panic arnon? them
ind the women behaved splendidly." I*
The Republic's commander also I 1
iald a trenerouR compliment to Binns,
che wireless operator, who had- stuck
:o his key although part of the wire
less cabin on the boat deck had been
carried away by the Florida's prow.
Second Officer Williams told of his
?xperlences after he had become sep
irated from his superior on the slant
ng deck of the Republic. ?He said:
"When I fell down on the saloon
leek on the port side I hung onto the
.ail with my elbow. In three minutes
t was all over. I felt her lift straight
ip in the air and saw the prow right
iver my head: then she just slid
iown. I felt the stern strike bot
:om, for there was a jar and then I
'elt something give. I believe she
iroke in the middle where she had
)een rammed by the Florida.
"I was pitched off the deck before
:he last of her drooped but of sight.
1 just caught a glimpse of the keel
Iropping. past rae as I hit the water.
1 tread water for a second to get my
valance, then I struck out for about a
lozen strokes before the boil of the
vater got me.
"A grating hatch hit me and I held
m. I couldn't climb onto it because
;he seas rolled me off every time 1
brambled up. I was getting tired of
rying when another grating came
ilong. I grabbed it with one hand
md held on between them. I guess I
vas in the water almost half an hour
vhen the boat from the Gresham
?ame along and pulled me out. .1 di
?ected the men'where to look for the
:aptain and we found him in another
Williams saved a brier pipe and a
locketniece out of the wreck and that
Jack Binns, the wireless operator
vho flashed the news of the Repub
Ic's ramminc to Slasconset wireless
?ration and wno subsequently kept at
Us place communicating with the
?hips hastening in relief, seemed to
relieve that the loss of 500 cigarettes
ie had with him when the Republic
eft New York on Friday was one of
he most serious features of the
"Part of the wireless cabin was
ora away in the crash," said Binns,
but the instruments were not hurt.
\s soon as the captain heard what
he damage was he sent me orders to
?end out the distress signal. 1 found
hat the instrument was dead. The
dectric motors had gone bad with
.he flooding of the engine room. I
cnew where tho accumulators-stor
ige batteries you call them-that
ire carried for emergencies just such
is ,that one were kept, and T groped
or them in the dark. When I got
hem coupled up I tried the key and
ound that the spark was right."
Virginia Railrcr.ls Lrcc .
Two-Cent Case Again.
Richmond, Va.-The right of ap
peal to the State Supreme Court ol
Appeals in the two-cent rate case was
.efused to the railroads. The roads
low have two courses open to them.
They can either go into tho United
states Circuit Court of Appeala and
?ave tho case heard at lengtb, or they
an go to the Corporation Coinmission
ind make application for a revision
if tlie rates on the ground that the
oads are losing money. Meautlme
he two-cent rate preval?a.
The Moody Bible Institute, Chl
ago, plans to erect a building en
Iruly for women students.
Girls attending tne Lakeview high
chool iu Chicago receive lessons in
he art of jumpiugfrom a moviug car.
Mrs. Eleanor ReJyea, a clerk in the
igual office of the War Department,
viii be thd next ?social secretary ol
.i .. W'nite House.
Mrs. Philip Snowden, wife of the
Jritish member of Parliameuc, has
iiiide a reputation for eloquence iu
he interest of the suffrage propa
ELECTRICITY FROM WAVES
William Snee Finds Way to Caten
, Power From Wind and Wave3.
Washington, Special-Within tho
n?xt few days Atlantic City is to wit
ness a practical demonstration of1 a
new invention that- will'.utilize the
limitless force of the ocean tides and
waves in the production of power,
light, and heat. The inventor claims
that he has mastered the problem in
a manner that makes its application
both economic and practical.
Engineers who have tested the wave
motors invented by William Snee. of
Pitsburg, state that these motors will
do the work for* which they are in
The motor, or rather the revolving
portion of the motor,1 resembles in
construction, and is. in effect, a tur
bine. It is the only turbine wheel
?ver invented for generating power
from wave and tide motion. The
notor revolves within the stationary
shield .that is equipped with reflec
tors and guide blades set at such an
ingle as to harmonize all outsidd
?onflieting forces of the water, so
that no matter from what direction
;he water is jetted into the interior,
the motor always turns in one direc
Models of various sizes have been
nade, and the experiments have
proved such an unqualified success
;hat two 61-ton motors have been;;
nstalled at the end of Young's pier
it Atlantic City, a id the power ob
;ained will be utilized to make the
jier and beach a blaze of light.
The wave motors works as well on
and as it does in the water. This
eature was tested recently at Pitts
>urg, the motor proving itself to be
wenty per cent more sensitive to the
:urrents of the air than the ane
nometer, and the same principle that
?armonizes the outside wheel per
forms the same service in harmoniz
ng conflicting forces of wind.
This discovery naturally suggests
be idea of using both the wind and
vave motors in government light
?ouses, and the inventor at once
jrought the matter to the attention of
he government officials.
Nine Jurors Found.
Nashville, Special.-When the sec
)nd venire of 500 talesmen wes ex
?austed without the completion of the
iul*y to try Col. Duncan Cooper, Rob
n Cooper and John D. Sharp for the
ilajfing of former Senator Edward W.
}armack, Judge Hart announced that
ie would' devote Wednesday to the
?earing of charges against Jurors
jeigh and Jackson. Meantime he
trew another venire of 500 names and
he sheriff is summoning them for ser
vice at 9 a. m. Friday.
Just before court adjourned the :
State filed charges against Juror H.
}. Jackson, claiming that he was in- |
ompetent because he was an habitual j
Irunkard. The State has been trying
ince last week to get a hearing on
he charges against Juror J. S. Leigh '
ind its witnesses were summoned to j
ippear Wednesday, when both cases
rill be gone into. ]
There are uow nine men in the box i
vith charges against two of them. <
?he failure of counsel to complete the <
ury from the first thousand talesmen <
ogether with the fact that the num
ler already selected may be reduced <
ly the court makes it extremely im
?robable that the twelve men will be |
worn in before some time next week. -
Ho Election Yet in Illinois.
Springfield, 111., Special.-Senator ]
Libert J. Hopkins, Republican pri
mary choice for Senator, with 90 votes
ame within nine votes of re-election
n Wednesday's first ballot, the 13th
oint ballot taken, since the senator- 1
al deadlock began. The 90 receded !
o 85 on the 17th ballot. None of the '
ther candidates made consequential '
ains and the election of a Senator ^
ocs not seem to be in sight. *
Root Bids Goodbye to the Cabinet.
Washington, Special. - Secretary
toot attended .his last Cabinet meet- ?
ng Tuesday and his colleagues in the
facial family gave him a farewell
uch as he will long remember. The j
inderstanding is that Robert Bacon
?dil be confirmed Wednesday as Sec- '
etary of State and will at once take
he oath of office. Mr. Root will 1
eave Washington at noon Wednesday :
or Albany and in a day or so will :
eave for Hot Springs, Ark.
Runaway Cars on C. C. ? O.
Spartanburg, S. C., Special-A
core of laborers on the Carolina, ^
.linchficld & Ohio road came near
leering their death Monday afternoon j
rhen eight dirt cars, attached to an '
ngine, became uncoupled, ran down a 1
teop grade and, plunging into a tres- J
le, demolished 120 yards of trestle 1
rork. The cars were reduced to 1
lindling wood. The men at work on
he trestle saw the wild cars-rushing 1
own thc grade in time to escape from 1
ertain death. The accident occurred 1
t the camp of the Asheville Construe- !
ion Company, about four miles from !
. _ - i
/loveland Woman Leaves Money to
Cleveland, 0., Snecial.-Mrs. Sam
el Mather, sister of Mrs. John Hay,
rho died a few days.ago, left an es
nte valued at $2,000,000. Of this
250,000 is set aside for charitable 1
urposes. Among these bequests are 1
15,000 for superannuated ministers <
f thc Presbvterian Church; $5.060 ]
or Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.,
nd I?:,000 for Tuskegee Institute,
'u?kegec. Ala. '
Crushed to Death in Well.
Wadesboro, Special.-Watson Cole,
, well-di.fger, employed to clean a ^
?rell on the Ashcraft farm east of ,
own, was almost instantly killed
Jonday. Cole was at the bottom of
lie well and his assistant was draw
ing out thc refuse. The rope, which !
'as almost worthless and had be<?- '
nliced. broke and th** bucket, weis:!'
nar with its conant nbcut 300 pourc"
ll rm' sh'" .. him on the hoad. U'
'-nil was rrusbfil and he died in '
Provisional Governor Magoon Es
corts General Gomez tb the Palace
For the Inauguration Ceremonies,
and Then Sails Prom the Island on
the New Maine-Cuban Gunboat
Sees the Americans Safely Off.
Havana, By Cable.-Major Gen.
sral Jose Miguel Gomez was inaugu
rated President of the restored Cuban
republic Thursday at noon and with
in an hour after he had taten the
solemn oath of office administered
by the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Sourt, the American officials who had
been in control of* affairs since the
autumn of 1906 had departed from
The American provisional Gover
nor, Charles E. Magoon, who escorted
General Gomez to the palace and
there turned over fro him the reins
of government, sailed on the new
Maine. The Maine was followed by
the battleship Mississippi aad the
army transport McClellan. A swarm
of small vessels joined in the proces
sion out of the harbor.
A Cuban gunboat also accompanied
the ships some Ettie distance to sea
.frith a band on board playing from
time to time ?he Cuban national an
them. Earlier in the day Governor
Magoon and Presfaent-elBct Gomez
were , seated S??e b}- s?He ia the ear
ring'?h^ nowie to the" palace in the
wake of a galloping eseovt of rural
guards or native cavalry there was
silence on the part ?f the holiday
tfrrongs who lined the sidewalks.
Hats were lifted as the carriage
swept by, and the salutes were return
ed in the same manner by the Gover
nor and General Gomez.
At night fireworks burned through
out the city in the same profusion
that characterize the 4th of July in
the. United States, and the cafes
were gay with music and singing.
About 3,000 troop are still on the
island under the command of Major
General Thomas L. Barry. These
will be returned to the United States
as fast as the transport service will
permit, the last of the troops leaving
on April 1st.
Cuba begins her new period of in
dependence under conditions which
seem as propitious as could be evolv
ed. Peace reigns from the western
extremities of Pindar del Bia to the
eastern promontories of Santiago
province, and no disturbing element
is anywhere* ?H evidence.
TWO MOEE JtJBORS ACCEPTED.
Nine Men Are Now in tie Jury Boa
to Fear the Cooper Trial-Fourth
Venire ls Ordered.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-The
ninth day of the trial of Duncan B.
Cooper, Bobin Cooper and John D.
Sharp, for the murder of former Sen
ator Edward W. Carma ck closed with
two additions having been made to
the jury, which now numbers 9.
The two recent acquisitions are Gus
Knipfei ?md P. 0. Beirman.
Up to Friday Night, 1,165 tales-,
men have been examined in an effort
to get the 12 men. Of . those, who
qualified the State challenged 13, the
lefense challenged 23 and the court
summarily excused two after they had
been declared satisfactory to both
It is conceded that the action of
the State in charging two talisment
ivith perjury has greatlv reduced the
chances of getting a jury at once.
Many of those summoned say they
may have expressed an opinion at the
time, the murder occurred, .md for
Pear of an indictment, they disquali
After hearing testimony in the case
Df Juror Whitworth, whose health is
said to be such that his life would be
endangered by the confinement inci
dent to the trial of the case, Judge
Hart was disposed to excuse him at
mee, but the State asked that a de
?ision be withheld until the n?xt pan
;1 was exhausted.
Bulgaria Complains of Turkey's At
Sofia, By Cable.-fhe Bulgarian
government has delivered a note to
the representatives of the powers,
:omplaining of the irreconcilable and
uncompromising attitude of Turkey
and declaring that the Porte must be
responsible for the consequences. The !
aote does not solicit the intervention
)f the powers but draws their atten
tion to the tension of the situation.
Desperate Man Breaks Jail.
Wilmington, N. C., Special-Jap B.
?Valker, a white man in jail at South
port, charged with the murder oi
Sheriff Jackson Stanland, of Bruns
ivick county last December wmile re
sisting arrest by a posse headed by
the sheriff, made his escape from the
prison at Southport by braining the
night guard, J. B. Fountain, with
some ' heavy instrument procured in
some unaccountable way af'er he had
?scaped his cell into the corridor. The
ruard was disarmed of his pistol and
all the cartrdiges he carried and a
tvhite man named Butler, held as an
accomplice of Walker .escaped too.
European Powers Keeping Peace'Be-'
tween Turkey and I 'raria.
Paris, Special.-An official^ not?
issued here sets forth that the
powers of Europe are earnestly con
tinuing their efforts to -prevent an
jutbreak of hostilities between Tur
key and Bulgaria, an outcome threat- .
med by the recent mobilizations by
seth countries concerned. '*
Mrs. Carry Nation met a hostile
reception at Canterbury Music Hall.
London, ou last Monday night and
Th'ere is a quarrel again between
Peni and Chile. The difficulty came
to general notice when the Peruvian
government a few months ago re
fused to permit Chile to place a
tablet on the monument erected by
Pena to the memory of her soldiers
who lost their lives in the war ol