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Farmers of the Future
Give the Boys a Chance-Everywhere T'ney
Jhre Showing What They Can Do
By L. C. Brown
WANT to take my nat off to the five thousand Indiana boys
who belong to county corn clubs in that state. These boys
show the mettle which makes the sort of farmers who do
things. No one questions the value and Importance of the
work of these five thousand boys; and when such sturdy,
manly fellows, without any scientific training, can go out
and plant and cultivate corn and get a yield of from 75 to
ICO bushels an acre, we need have no fear of the permanen
cy of agriculture In Indiana. While college experimenters
.and scientific farmers are doing their utmost to get increased yields, these
Iboys are showing us how to do things and get results. They have the ca
pacity to absorb practical knowledge. They are capable of growth along hues
which mean the most?good for the agricultural interests.of the state, and for
lils reason they should be given every opportunity to mingle and work with
progressive men. Not all farmer boys will have an opportunity to take a four
year course at college, yet many of them can attend the "short course," and
most of them no doubt can attend institutes and corn shows and learn what
other men and boys are doing. Indiana, Illinois and Missouri boys have the
?nergy and they have the temperament to do great things. Now, give them
the opportunity. Let them work out these hard crop problems in a practical
.?ray. Give them a chance to show their worth.
Here is what the "short course" at Madieon, Wis., did for a bright German
toy. While at Madison he learned how to raise oats so that it would make
good seed. ; So when he went back home he told his father that it would pay
to clean their seed thoroughly and keep their fields clean. The weed seeds
-were cleaned out of their seed oats and the field was gone over twice and all
weeds pulled up. The oats were carefully shocked and carefully graded before
Uiey were offered for sale. The whole crop of 1,400 bushels was sold at 75
cents a bushel for seed. That was three years ago. That boy set the pace for the
hoys in his county, and now many of them are growing seed crops, which they
are selling at from 10 cents to 25 cents above the market price.-New York
Tribune. . . . -
Women in Industry
?he Is There to Stay ', and She Weeds the
By Katharine Houghton Hepburn
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.> .>X~>>*v-: * F women's health is Injured by their present conditions ol
work, then for the good of the race something must be done
about it. Either women must be forced out of industry or
special legislation must be enacted to protect women work
ers. Women have gone out of the home into the factc-ry
because their work has gone out of the domestic syst um
into the factory system. They have simply followed thi?ir
work, and any attempt to force women workers back ii-to
the home would necessarily be accompanied by the forcing
of industry back into the old-fashioned domestic methods of production. .Tins
is obviously impossible. If we cannot force women out of industry, then, as
existing conditions are disastrous to their health, we must enact special legis
lation to improve these conditions.
Now, one of tho best ways of improving the conditions under which any
class works is to give that clas/3 the suffrage. Legislators make the laws reg
ulating the conditions of work and hours in factories, and legislators, natural
ly, pay most attention to the interests of those who elect them. If the worK
ers are women and are therefore in need of special legislation for the nrotoc
tion of their health, one of the surest ways of securing that legislation is :?o
make the legislators dependent on the votes of women as well as men for coa
tinuance o? office.
Justice Brewer of the United States Supreme Court, In upholding tt e
constitutionality of the Oregon law limiting the hours of women laundry work
ers lo ten hours a day, said: "Her physical structure and a proper discharge
cf her maternal functions-having in mind not .only her own health, but,
the well-being of the race-justify legislation to protect her from the greed as
f well as the passion of.man." Justice Brewer believes in woman suffrage as
a potent factor in securing such legislation.
Love and Life
By Elbert Hubbard ^
HEY say tir ?i love is blind.
Love, perhaps, is short sighted, or Inclined to strabis
mus, or sees things all out of their true proportions, magni
fying pleasant lltt? ways into seraphic virtues, but love is
not really blind.
The bandage is nev.?r so tight but that it can peep
Then, look you, the virtues you behold in the beloved
you really make your own.
The only kind of love tliat is really blind and deaf ls
platonic, love. '
Platonic love hasn't the slightest idea of where it is going, or what is
going to happen, and so there are surprises and shocks in store for lt.
The-other kind, with eyes a-peep, Is tetter.
I know a man who has tried both. .
Love is progressive.
All things sleep, or become something else. And often they become
something else by dying.
Behold the eternal paradox!
The love that evolves into a higher foi-m is the better kind.
Nature is intent on evolution, yet of the myriad of spores that, cover the
earth, most of them are doomed to death, and of the countless rays sent out
by the sun, the number that fall athwart this planet are infinitesimal.
Disapponted Jove, or love that is "lost," often affects the Individual for the
Love is for the lover, just as work is for the worker.
Lev? in its essence is a spiritual emotion, and its office seems to he an
interchange of thought and feeling; - bul; sometimes, thwarted In its object, it
becomes universal, transforms itself into sympathy, and, embracing a world
goes oat to and blesses all mankind.
The love you give away is the only love you keep.-New York American
f By Jindrew Hutton
*#3fr<fr*?*02 ESPITE the optimistic talk of trade revival and returning
-2 prosperity, business is nearly as bad as ever. We are told
:| M * money and credit situation has Improved, but the
.;? ? 2 actual business conditions remain unaltered. This country
?-^ s? has had good times andi bad times regardless of the money
System,, and we have bad business depressions in every
vivilized country under nearly every kind of financial sys
Obviously the cause hes deeper. One fact,, however, stands
forth as self-evident All laws and systems of taxation that tend to prevent
the consumption of wealth from keeping pace with is production are clearly
storing up a panic.
The problem before us, and the only one worth a sensible man's consider
ation; is how to free industry from the unjust taxation that it now bears, so
as to allow capital and labor to employ themselves productively.
No Ear for Music.
As the service was drawing to a close
in the Tron church, Edinburgh, an old
Italian music master passed by. He
drew near tJie door an* was startled.
He said to the beadle: "What ls that
horrible noise I hear?" The beadle,
much scandalized, answered: "That's
the people praising God." The sad for
eigner rejoined: "Then their God
must have no ear for music." And
sorrowfully shaking his head, he
Nor Work Days.
Russia has 91 legal holidays anc
proposes to abolish a few of them tc
get more work done. All but anar
chists are in favor of the move. Thej
never have any holidays.-Philadel
phia Inquirer. /
In California the main shaft of the
North Star mine at Grass Valley is
down 5400 feet on the vein, which has
a dip of 28 degrees, so that the maxi
mum vertical depth is only 2086 feet
m PUBLISHERS MEET
Discussions at First Day's Session
* Took a Wide Range, Many Ques
tions Being Considered-Mr. Cald
Birmingham. Ala.; Special.-The
Southern Publishers' Association
Tuesday met in annual session here.
President J. P. Caldwell, of Charlotte
N. C., presided. The discussion took
a wide range. Among the questions
considered were the following:
What can employers do, and how,
to keep their employes loyal to them,
satisfied and contented, working
every day of each week?
How can the composing room force
be used to the best advantage?
What about a number of members
co-operating to establish a first-class
news bureuu in Washington, with a
number of good men in charge, who
would send out for simultaneous pub
lication a budget of general South
ern pews features?
What effort is being made by mem
bers of this associai ion to secure a
special newspaper rate of postage of
one-half cent a pound ?
Are Southern newspapers general
ly discontinuing the return privilege
of news dealers? If not discontinu
ed entirely, what percentage is al
lowed? What effect has the limiting
of return privilege had on circula
The attendance is said to be as
large as that of any previous conven
(.ion. The association members en
joyed a smoker at East Lake Tues
Mrs. Cleveland on Stand.
New York, Special.-Mrs. Frances
Folsom Cleveland appeared in public
Tuesday for the first time since her
husband's death to testify for the
prosecution in the case of Broughton
Brandenburg, a magazine writer, who
is charged with selling The New York
Times a political article purporting
to have been written by former Presi
ident Grover Cleveland. Mrs. Cleve
land was dressed in deep mourning
but wes self-possessed, though pale,
while on the stand. She declared em
phatically that the signature to the
article in question was not that of
her husband. Also, she pointed out
the di?erences between the signature
and the genuine Cleveland signature,
as it appeared on several checks
which were handed to her. , The for
mer President wrote with a very un
steady hand during the later years
of his life, the witness said, whereas
the name signed to the Bradcuburg
article was written in a companitive
ly bold, legible hand, more like that
of. Mr Cleveland during his youngex
days in the White House.
When Mrs. Cleveland entered the
court room, Justice Fitzgerald, As
sistant District Attorney Nott, and
the other court officials arose and(
bowed low as a mark of respect. A
large crowd gathered to hear the tes
timony of? the former "first lady ol
the land." A
Ask Clearance Papers.
Norfolk, Ya., Special.-The steam
er Nanticoke and the tug-yacht Dis
patch, the former detained at Frank
lin, Va., and" the latter at Norfolk,
for alleged violation" of the neutrality
laws in connection with a supposed
contraband expedition for Venezue
lan revolutionists, are, by admission
made here Tuesday by their New
York agents, bound direct for Mara
caibo, Venezuela, but it is denied that
the vessels have any ccnnccUoo with
any filibustering project.
The Nanticoke and Dispatch, ac
cording to Agent Levy and direct re
ports from J. A. Pretlow, the Nanti
coke's agent at Franklin are to be
used in the coffee trade at Mara
caibo. It is denied from Franklin
that Mauser rifles shipped from New
York via St. Louis have arrived in
From Seattle to Panama.
Washington, Special-The Maxican
Herald says. "E. H. Harriman will
build a railroad through Southern
Mexico and Central America. Tho
biggest piece of railroad construction
ever done on the American continent
will be done. He has taken over the
Southern Pacific and Union Pacific
systems and created the greatest rail
road system in America.
No Further Encounters at Meadville.
Maudville, Miss., Special.-While
Meadville is still being patrolled by
State troops and the civil authorities
are taking every precaution against
a possible recurrence of bloodshed,
i'ollowiiig Monday's feudal battle, in
which Chancery Court Clerk A. M
Newman and Silas G. Reynolds were
killed and five other men wounded,
the situation Tuesday night seeming
ly held little prospect of further en
counters. Dr. Lenox Newman was
taken to Natchez for medical treat
ment, and reports received indicate
little hope of his recovery.
3,000 Union Men Are "Loc'sed Out."
San Jose, Cal.,' Special.-Three
thousand men, union painters, plast
erers, plumbers and all others con
nected with the construction of build
ings, even to the teamsters, who haul
thc material, were thrown out of
work Tuesday morning when a lock
out of all union men took place. The
lockout is the result of the announce
ment by contractors that they would
reduce- the wage scale 25 per cent
after June 14.
Mr. Caldwell Made an LL.D.
Greenwood, S. C., Special.-The
trustees of Erskine College held a
meeting herc Tuesday afternoon and
it will be good news to the friends of
the college everywhere to know that
Dr. J. S. Moffatt withdrew his resig
nation, which it had been reported he
would present. The trustees raised
the salaries of the president and pro
fessors. The honorary degree ol
LL.D. was conferred on Mr. J. P
Caldwell, editor of The Charlotte Ob
Accident Caused by Disobe
dience to Orders.
TEN KILLED BY TROLLEY CLASH
Big Suburban Electric Cara Come
Together Near South Bend, Ind.,
Billing Ten Persons Outright and
Injuring Forty More or Less Se
'South Bend, Ind., Special.-Ten
persons were killed and forty injured
ia a wreck on the Chicago, Lake
Shore & South Ben Railroad in Por
ter county, Indiana, Sunday night,
two of the big electric cars collided
beadon. According to General Man
ager BL U. Wallace, the wreck was
due to a disobedience of orders by
Motorman George A. Reed, of the
east-bound car, who was killed.
Reed received instructions at Gary
to wait at' Wilson, a short distance
west of Bailey town, the point at
which the disaster occurred, for thc
westbound car to pass. The impact
cf the cars were so great they were
reduced to a mass of wreckage. The
dead are: George A. Reed, motorman,
Michigan City, Ind., formerly of
Villa Grove, 111.; Ray F. Merriman,
married, South Bend; Charles John
son, Porter, Ind; Edward Gilbertson,
Porter, Ind.; A. Barber, Mishawaka;
F. T. Moore,, residence unknown;
William Leon, secretary of the Dow
agiac Motor Works, Dowagiac,
Mich.; F. A. Lake, president Dowa
giac Motor Works, Dowagiac;.H. H.
Hutson, Niles, Mich.; Charles Swan
ton, Porter, Ind.
The eastbound car was going fifty
miles and hour to make up lost time.
When the crash occurred, the east
bound car was telescoped and almost
demolished. In this train were all
of the killed and most of the injured,
passengers on the westbound train es
caping with bruises.
The two cars wore welded togeth
er in a mass of debris. The cries for
help caused a scene of confusion for
many minutes. Soon,. however, the
cool-headed passengers brought order
out of chaos, and while some con
verted the home of E. R. Borg into a
hospital and morgue, others rescued
Car Wrecks Automobile.
Anderson, S. C., Special.-James
H. Cobb, superintendent of the Bel
ton'Cotton Mills,is dead. Rev. D. D.
Richardson, pastor of the Second
Baptist church, of Belton, and the
Gluck Mills, Baptist church, of this
city, hi in a critical condition, in a
hospital here, his wife is slightly in
jured and^Rev. 'E. A. McDowell, of
Nm?*^i^?eld: agent' of The Bap
tist Courier, is seriously hurt, as the
result of a collision between an inter
urban car of the Anderson Traction
Company, and an automobile, which
occurred V Breazeale's crossing, nine
miles east f Anderson, shortly be
fore noon mday.
The de; ind injured were occu
pants of automobile. The acci
dent occu at the foot of a smart
grade as i. car was coasting at the
rate of a'- 15 miles an hour. The
automobile party was sighted by
those in charge of the car, Conductor
C. P. Burriss and Motorman E. E.
Sanders, and the usual signal given,
there being plenty of time for the
machine to clear the crossing well in
front of tho car. When the front
wheels of th? automobile, however,
had cleared the first rail of the track
the engine seemed to come to a dead
standstill and in a few seconds the
car struck it.
Rev. Mr. Richardson's skull was
fractured and his left leg and arms
broken and he is yet unconscious.
Re# Mr. McDowell was removed
from the scene of the accident to the
Belton Hotel, where his injuries were
dressed. He is suffering from a brok
en shoulder and arm and while seri
ously hurt his condition is not ser
ious. He was removed to his home at
Ninety-Six late in the afternoon ap
nareutlv resting well.
Ohioan Shoots Neighbor and Wife
and Tries Suicide.
Stubenville. Ohio., Special.-Meier
Osman shot and killed Mike Demick,
shot and seriously wounded his wife
and then attempted to commit suicide
Sunday. Osman quarreled with a
neighbor over a cat and ran into his
house to obtain a shotgun with which
to shoot him. In the room where Os
man kept his gun he found Demick,
a boarder caressing Mrs. Osman. Se
curing his gun Osman shot and al
most instantly killed Demick. Mrs,
Osman was shot in the back. Osman
then turned the gun upon himself and
fired, but did not wound seriously.v
Husband's Aim is Bad.
Anniston, Ala., Special.-A sensa
tion was created here Sunday after
noon when A. W. Falls, a prominent
cotton factor, fired four shots from a
revolver at R.. Ripley, of Spartan
burg, S. C., when he found the latter
at his home in the company of Mrs.
Falls. Although the shots were fired
at close range, none took effect. Both
Ripley and Falls were arrested and
placed in jail, Falls later furnishing
Storm Sweeps Mississippi Coast.
New Orleans, Special.-Reports
have reached here that a storm of
considerable intensity swept the Mis
sissippi eoast Sunday. As a result
the waters of the Gulf reached a
height of from three to five feet
against the shore above the normal
inflow of the tide. A number of
small boats were beached and minor
damage doric to property along thc
shore. It ,is not thought that any
vessels have been sunk or that loss ?f
life has resulted.
Most of the Senate's attention Mon
day was given to discussion of Philip
pine sugar and tobacco tariff, finanee
committee's substitute for the House
provision being considered. It . was
argued on the one hand that the
American sugar trust and not the
Philippine producers would benefit
thereby, and on the other that to ad
mit into the islands sugar free of
duty would open the way for its free
admission into this country. An
amendment to admit sugar into the.
Philippines free of duty was lost,
ll to 49. Senator Aldrich said that
President Taft has endorsed the Phil
For several days it has been recog
nized by the opponents of the income
tax question that the only way they
could make certain the defeat of the
proposition would be to offer some
thing in its stead, which would be ac
ceptable to the country.
Tax on net earnings of corpora
tions, gross receipts of corporations,
"dividends of corporations and other
forms of corporation taxes were
brought forward one after another
only to meet rejection from advocates
of the income tax. 'It became known
that President Taft disagreed with
the supporters of a tax on incomes
and would lend the administration's
influence to bring about their defeat.
But the income tax faction, number
ing all of the Democratic Senators
arid a number of progressive Repub
licans, variously estimated at twelve
to nineteen, have been keeping up a
bold front, refusing to be diverted
from their purpose by the suggestion
of different forms for correlations
. . ? .
The Senate Saturday covered a
multitude of subjects in connection
with the tariff, but made final dispo
sition of nothing of importance. Be
ginning at 10 o'clock, the income and
corporation tax questions received
attention for some time and ulti
mately were postponed, with the un
derstanding that they should not be
taken up again until after the tariff
provisions proper should be finally
Senator Aldrich, of the committee
on finance, brought in the commit
tee's amendment to the wood pulp
paragraph, which proved to be a pro
vision for doubling the duty on wood
pulp coming 'fruzv' countries which
undertake to prohibit the exportation
of logs to this country.
Senator Beverdige presented an
amendment for the cutting in two ci
the House ad valorem- duty on cash
registers. Mr. Aldrich also present
ed the finance .iommittee's side pro
There has been deposited in the
library of Congress and placed on
exhibition in the Manuscripts Dins
ion, the original engrossed " Perman
ent constitution of the .Confederate
States of America." 1
The constitution was adopted
March ll, 1861, by . the Confederate
Congress at Montgomery, Ala., and
signed by delegates from South .Caro
line, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas. When
the capital was moved to Richmond it.
was carried to that city and upon the
evacuation of Richmond was sent
with other papers farther south
where it was rescued by Mr. F. G.
DeFontain at Chester, S. C., from a
band of looters.
Mr. DeFontaine kept this and other
documents for some years and in 1SS3
il passed into the hands of Mrs. G.
W. J. DeRenne, whose son, Mr. W.
J. DeRenne, of Savannah, Ga., now
owns ii and has recently deposited it,
as a loan with thc librarian of Con
. . . .
Vigorous criticism of the tariff bill
in its entirety was made in the Sen
ate Tuesday where, technically, the
Philippine amendment to the bill was
under discussion all day, by Senator
Owen, who declared that the bill was
written to serve the puropses of the
masters of monopoly in this country,
whiclr* was to make the rich richer,
and the poor poorer. He said the
bill was contrary to the will of the
American people. Senator Burkett
declared that the finance committee's
action in changing front over night
on the subject of tobacco importa
tions from the Philippines looked to
him "like a game of petty politics."
Late in the day Chairman Aldrich
presented the finance committee's
amendment to the silk schedule.
President Taft discussed with his
Cabinet thc plan for a tax upon the
undistributed net earnings of cor
porations and expressed satisfaction
over the finance committee's plan to
bring it to a vote in the Sonate.
The Senate Thursday adopted the
window-glass schedule, placing a
lower duty on such glass than is pro
vided either by the Dingley law or
by the House bill. Because of in
tense competition by German manu
facturers, the duty on illustrated post
cards was increased 325 per cent
above the Dingley law. The sched
ules relating to lithographic paper,
calendars, cigar bands and similar
products were adopted.
The Senate adopted the schedule
placing a lower duty on window glass.
The President's message urging a
tax on corporations read in the Sen
ate Wednesday was read in the House
Thursday. Thc House tried but fail
ed to obtain the passage of a resolu
tion asking the State Department for
reports on wages and costs of produc
tion in foreign countries, except Ger
The finance committee amendment
placing a duty of $4 a ton on print
paper was adopted by a vote of 44 to
32 Friday after Senator Brown's
amendment placing paper and wood
pulp on the free list had been voted
William Lorimer, of Illinois, took
his oath of office as Senator.
According to a statement by the
bureau of statistics it is apparent
that this year's exports will fall ma
terially below those of the two pre
vious years and slightly below those
THE NEWS IN BBB
Items of interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Liva Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
Mrs. George Shea, in Seattle on
May 30th, was robbed of $20,000,
which she had hidden batween the
sheets of her bed. Recently $15,000
was returned to her in a letter sign
ed., "by two thieves," who said they
had used $5,000 in furnishing their
home and have no use for the balance.
John, Odonnel, a New York police
man, was bitten by a large dog last
September. The dog proved to have
rabies. Odonel became nervous but
was restored, only to collapse for
the third time last week and died'
through nervous fear of hydrophobia,
of which there was no trace in his
Erskine College, Greenwood, S. C.,
has conferred the honorary degree of
L.L. D., on Mr. J.. P. Caldwell, the
peerless editor of the Charlotte Ob
' Mrs. Grover Cleveland appeared in
court in New York last Tuesday to
testify that the famous letter pur
porting to be from her honored hus
band against Hon. W. J. Bryan, was
a forgery. The court and court of
ficers rose and bowed low as a mark
of respect when she entered the court
E. H. Harriman, the great Western
railroad magnate, is now undertaking
a line from Seattle to Panomac,
which will ultimately extend through
A negro boy leper escaped from
the leprosy almshouse and prison
near Camden, N. J., last week and is
giving the surrounding country mueh
uneasiness while officers are search
ing in vain for him.
Bernard Moser in Philadelphia has
been a chronic beggar and many con
tributed of their small means in
sympathy for him till recently he is
found to have a bank deposit of $14,
Mrs. Howard Gould is suing in the
New York courts for a divorce and
her husband is putting up witnesses
that make her hide her face as they
tell of her dissipations.
A most unusual eclipse of the sun
look place Thursday just about sun
down, but clouds in the west de
prived most people from seeing it.
An elaborate display, was made at
Dayton, Ohio, Thursday in^honor of
the Wright Brothers. Minature aero
planes were perched on most of the
A cotton blossom is, reported from
South Carolina- already this season.
Five persons lost thejr lives and
$100,000 damage to property was the
result of rain and electric storms at
Big Stone Gap, Va., last Saturday
A decision by the Supreme ?court
of Mississippi is to the effect that no
beverage that has any pe- cent at
all of alcohol can be legally sold in
One U. Sorenson, a blacksmith, of
Berwin, Neb., constructed an aero
plane which he expected would float
gently down though it did not have
the power to rise. He attached it to
a balloon last Tuesday and went up
3,500 feet then cut it loose. It per
formed a number of summersaults as
it went whizzing to the earth. Soren
son landed in a sitting position with
breath and senses gone but was soon
restored, not much hurt. The machino
Eight alleged black hand leaders
were arrested Saturday * at Johns
Mrsi Frances Hartley died in New
York in April, leaving an estate of
$1,000,000, which sffe distributed to
relatives more or less remote, while
leaving a $15 table only to her only
daughter. There is no known cause
for her freaky decision.
A 200 ton boiler exploded in the
gas and electric power plant at Den
ver, Col., on last Tuesday, killing
three men outright with a number of
Members of the American Medical
Association called on President Taft
Saturday and urged more stringent
pure food laws.
President Taft on last Wednesday
sent a message to Congress recom
mending a 2 per cent tax on net earn
ings of corporations and an amend
ment to the constitution which will
allow the national government to col
lect a tax on incomes.
Specifications were issued on Wed
nesday for the Arkansas and the
Wyoming which are to be bigger war
vessels than arc now afloat.
President Taft estimates that a tax
of 2 per cent on net earnings of cor
porations will bring into the national
treasury $25,000,000 annually.
President Taft in his late message
disparages an income tax on the
ground that the Supreme court would
hardly reverse itself and sanctions
its constitutionality, but Mr. Bailey
and other Democrats think they can
iramf sue ha bill as will run the
Alfonso M. Penna, president of
Brazil, died last Monday.
What is known as the sleeping sick
ness has become epidemic in the
Congo Free State in Africa, and
much alarm is felt for the mission
The people of Madrid watched all
night for a white or red lantern on
the Ministry of the Interior build
ing, which is to indicate whether the
.Queen's expectency is to result in
a boy or a girl.
ELS?E SHE SLAIN
Mother Identifies. Jewelry Found
GIRL MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS
Granddaughter of General Franz SI*
gel, Civil War Hero, Choked tc*
Death With a Clothesline and
Jammed Into a Trunk.
New York City.-T.. body of Elsie*
Sigel, twenty years old, granddaugh
ter of General Franz Sigel, was found
jammed into, a trunk in a fiat former
ly occupied by two Chinamen on the
fourth floor of No. 782 Eighth ave
nue. The young woman, who had
been missing from her home over a
week, had been strangled with a
clothesline. The body was in the
trunk evidently five or six days. Pani
Sigel, of No. 209 Wadsworth avenue,
the girl's father, when he first viewed
the hardly recognizable body, denied
it was that of his daughter.
^The body was clothed In white un
derwear and a white cotton waist.
The feet were bare and the hair free*
hanging in a thick, brown mass. A
woman's black hat, a small umbrella
and a pea-green jacket ,wlth cream,
white lining lay on the bureau.
The other members of the family '
fought ag'-lnst believing the girl had
been murdered in the Chinamen's liv
ing quarters, but when trinkets be
longing to the girl and letters she
had written to a Chinaman were
found in the flat ?and shown to the
mother, she accepted the death of her
daughter as a fact, and Sigel ad-K
mltted the identiy of the body. Mrs.
Florence M. Todd, a missionary work
er among the Chinese, was the first
to identify the body positively in the
The police suspected Lung Lim, an
Americanized Sunday-school China
man, who calls himself William L.
Leon, and Chung Sin, both or* whom
formerly occupied the two-rocm flat^
now deserted, In the rear of the top?
floor. A picture of one of these men
was found in the Sigel home, and
both Thomas L. Bunnell, a curb bro
ker, in the Hotel Bristol, and a Chi
naman said they saw Leon with the?*
girl recently and heard him speak of
her. These cwo Chinamen vanished
from their flat almost: a week before
the tragedy was uncovered.
The death of the girl seems lo have
resulted from the, desire to do mis
sionary work, which led both Mrs..
Siqel and her daughter to make* ,
friends with Chinamen in Sunday
schools and teach them the Scrip-,
tures. Either one or both of the?
Chinamen may have rained the confU
dence of the girl and led her away:
from home. The police say there ia '
reason to believe she tad been kept a
prisoner. Evidently a telegram signed
with the girl's name a.nd received by;
her father on June 12 from Washing- g
ton, D. C., WE... sent by some one other,
than Miss Sigel.
She was a member of one of the
most prominent German families in j
the city. Her grandfather was one i'?
of the most famous heroes in the
Civil .War. A monument to him was
unveiled in Riverside .Drive, when'
Governor Hughes made a speech ,
praising the warrior. k*
The General's sons and grandchil
dren gathered at the exercises, and \
the girl ;who was murdered assisted
In the unveiling. Her father is an
employe In the Health Department.
Murdered Girl Identified-Kemains
Given Proper [Burial.
New York, Special.-Leon Ling,
with a siring of English-Chinese
aliases and his American clothes, may
never be found, but th'e mutilated ,
body of the New York girl left in a
trunk in his room here will not be
buried in potter's field. Paul Sigel.
the father, claimed and positively^
identified the body at the morgue, ad
mitting for the first time that the vhy
tim w.s his daughter, Elsie.
Thc girl's mother, now in a sana
torium, had previusly identified the
jewelry; another woman had identi
fied the underclothing and relatives
had said that the murdered girl was
Elsie Sigel, granddaughter of Gen
eral Franz Sigel.
Sunday afternoon he - 'visited the
morgue, 'accompanied by Franz Sigel,
a brother, and Reginald, a son, and
by Mabel Sigel, a cousin of the vic
The girl's stomach, is in the hands
the Columbia University professor,
who will make a chemical analysis of
its contents. Alf hough the murder is
supposed to have been committed
June 9, the exact cause of her death
has never been ascretamed.
A Mrs. E. Smith, who says she
knew the Sigels well, suggests that
the victim is not Elsie Sigel but a
mysterious "Nellie7" who has figured
In Leon Ling's love affairs. She holds
it possible that Elsie and the China
man were preparing to elope when
"Nellie" appeared, erected a scene
and was killed.
Borneo Inviting to Naturalists.
There is no country ia the world!
more inviting to the naturalist than
Borneo. Here are found the flying .*
squirrels, flying foxes, flying lizards,
flying frogs, and the natives report
flying snakes. Among the noted birds
is the little swift Ccllocalia Nidifica.
Their nests are eaten by the Chinese,
and are regarded as a great luxury.
These -birds build their nests in lime
stone caves of a glutinous saliva
which they produce from their glands;
no sticks or any other foreign sub
stances are used. The collection of
these nests is an important industry
with the natives, though they pay a
tax on all they take to market. The
value of those exported from British
North Borneo In 1907 was $35,924.
They are served at the great feasts ot
the Chinese, especially at weddings.-? j
It ls absurd, maintains the New
York Journal, to say that killings by
automobiles are unavoidable. Decent
automobil!sts avoid them always. Car?
of every sort and kind are guided safe
ly through the streets without acci
dent, in all weathers, and at all hours
of the day or night. Only when ruf
fians use the streets for speedways
are people run down and maimed or