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ABBE INVENTS TALE
TO DECEIVE POLICE
Tells Them He Had Been Cap?
tured by Masked Men and
HIS CONFESSION* FORCED
The Mismanagement of a Charity
Fund Led Priest to Path
PA R IS. June U.
The Abba P'.ton c? Anrjfrs. has con-|
<rsi>ed that a story he told to the pollae j
r.: Lyons?that he had heon kidnaped by J
mask< I :v.rr. In a motorcar?was a com- |
; et? It -entlon. The abbe had been miss- I
Ir.g tor some days, and was believed to \
have been murdered until he appeared
The abbe, who >s cure at St. Serge, at
Angers, western Franca, presented hlm
, orttce ? ?? ths public prosecutor
Ir Ll ns. southern France, yesterday
mornlt g, and stated that he had been I
the victim of a plot.
? On Saturday evening." be suld. "1 left
the vicarage, and while past*.tig along the j
i'.jedo Jussen. a little thin man asked me ;
to go ?u once to ?oo Mme, Konvergent, I
who hod met with ail sec 1 dent. I started
for her r.ouac. *nd when near the prom
?hade was set upon uy four or live men,
who gagged and u^u.-.a me. Thoy
' searched my pockets, taking my keys.
1 uck*tbc.ok end .sW ;n gold und notes.
Hie Head In a Sack
? They wrapped my head. In a sack and
carried me to a lonely field, where I re- (
? meine I for some hours. Tlieii, after drg
;g.!ig me along tho ground and threaten
/ii.g me with a revolver, they compelled
Ii i ? :. lay gniments and to pet Into
Itiey drove off with mo !n tho motor
Icar, roaming around ih? countryside tor ,
( tnree days at.a nights. During all this 1
, urn* n.j head Was >n the sack, and the
oi.iy fo-ci 1 had v. a* scion of dry bread,.
I At about 2 o'clock this morning 1 v. us
\ -ixl.od out cf ;:;u motorcar, which diovu
off ?t fuii speed, and nftar wandering
; about the streets fcr some Urne 1 realised
. that 1 was In Lyon*."
The abbe s confession was foroed from
j hlra rather drum iticaily. About IS last
' night a little handbag was brought to the
police. It hod been found in the court?
yard of a house in a side s'.T?et, and oon^
Italnsd ? false beard and mustache, lomi
'holy oil. a ptitm's suvpllce and other
1 tnlngs which tlio Abhe Piton was known
, to have taken with him when ho left hla
house ut Angers on Saturday evening.
The oidof of tho Leons detective force
went with the bag to the Carthusian j
hsrae, where the Abbe Fttan was spend?
ing the night, and at 1 Ulis morning woke !
'him up and showed him tho bag and its i
contents. "Now," he said, "you had bet- I
ter tell mg tho truth!"
The Abhe Oonfoeses
The Abbe Plton burst Into tears. "I
lied to you before." he said. "1 mismon
;_?fd ohorltabl? matter? at Angers,
wasted a lot of money put in my charge
had was afraid to face an audit of my
accounts. I '.o*t my head, and thought of
nothing but eecapo.
"9ome days ago I went to Nantes and
got a hairdresser there to make me a
beard and mustache. On Saturday I ar
:u:.sed the Hiren? of a burglary lu my
rooms, slipped away quietly from the
house and went to tne field where my
soutaae and hat were found. There I
cnanged into layman's clothes and took
train for Parts
'I remained In Parta till Monday; then
came on to Lyons and spent Tuesday
hei^. But I had spent ell my money?I
only had J40 with mo?and in the smell
hours of Wednesday morning I went to
U.e Carthudtsna and told them tl.o story
which I afterward toid you."
GIRLS LURED TO SWELL
WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC
Society in Dresden Excited Over
Disappearance of Two En
Route for America
Rescued in Gibraltar
BIORMN, June ti.
Society In Prerflen 1? muoh excited over
ino mysterious disappearance of two girls,
aged lf> and IT, respectively. One of them
Ik the daughter of a rich motorcar dealer,
and the other Is said to tvi the daughter
of n person of position.
, The girls went to the theater recently
with their parents end dlsapprrj-ed during
ths performance. It was at first thought
th&t they hud gone to Berlin, hut It has
turned out that thoy are victims of tho
"white slave- tralllc." A letter addressed
to her fiance from or.o of the girls con?
tained a Statement to the effect that she.
still loved him. but had to leave him
owing to "lrreslstlbe compulsion."
The police, acting on a clue given in th?
letter, made investigations at Abbaala.
where they learned that the. girls had
silled from Flume for Am?rica In a
liner In company with n man of suspicious
character. Tho police thereupon tele?
graphed to the German consul at Gib?
raltar to stop the girls, pending their
parents' arrival. The consul lias succeed?
ed In ssourlng the girls, and they are
now under his protection
Baircrl by the Mayor
PATtTS. June 22?The mayor of Relley.
Prance, has prohibited a bioscope presen?
tation of the recent exploits of the Paris
LOSES HIS LAWSUIT,
KILLS CLERK OP COURT
Fires at Judge Who Tried Ca?e.
and Thinking He Killed
ESCAPES BEING LYNCHED
TT? office of the. magistrate tn the little
town of Oyonnax, In the Aln department,
was yesterday the scene of a murder, the
vlcUin bplng M TTUlot. tho' clerk of the
local Judge. The Judge himself, M. Bou
deroue. was struck hy a bullet In th? right
Jules Comte, the murderer. Is an Incor
| rlglblo litigant, who had lost a law suit
In the mornlnc. During the afternoon he
I returned to tho judge's privat'.- office and
I began to insult him. The Judge p ished
him out of the room. The clerk Inter?
vened, and tried to expel Comte from the
A hnnd-to-hand struggle ensued, and
Comte- produced a revolver. He fired
i several times at M. Ulllct, who collapsed
, and expired almost Immediately.
I Meanwhile, the Judge had approached.
I and at him Comre fired two shots. He
i feil, and his assailant, believing him to be
dead, tied into the street. He was pur?
sued by gendarmes, who speedily captured
hltu, and who hnd gre.it difficulty in pre?
venting tho crowd from lynching him.
Arrested for Espionage
VIKNXA. June 22.? Baron and Baroness
Koenlg. who are sorlotv leaders In
Vienna, have hi^en arested there and
charged with ??spi^nape
EVENTS ACROSS SEAS RECORDED BY THE CAMERA
The now giant liner of the Hamb urg-America line, the Imperator, wae
launch-id on May 23. Itn tho presence, of the German euuperor, from the
Vulcan slips of Hamburg. Aff?r a speech, delivered by the burgomaster.
Doctor Burchard, the emperor launched the vessel by pr?ss(7ii: a button
which released lt. und :l>roke a bottle of champagne against ths side of the
vessel. The Imperator \ Is the largest ship In the world. She Is 898 feet
long, 97% feet beam, bar a capacity of 50,000 tons, and can accommodate
4000 passengers and ajcrew of 1200. She will probably moke t.er maiden
trip in the spring ot ibis.
English society nowadays is alwaya In fane:, dress, nt one function or
another, and it is becoming a serious question whether this picturesque
form of attire will nor.j sooner or later usurp the place of ordinary clothes,
to the greater gayety ofl lifo. The vogue began, perhaps one may say; wl.n
the great Shnkespeare Hall at the Albert Hall last year. More recently
there was the fancy drelis hall at the Savoy. Iyindon, in aid of ths Middle?
sex Hosjuti'l at which tlie dresses here illustrated were worn
East month Prof. A. .Malladra, of the Vesuvius observatory, descended
into the crater Of Mount Vesuvius to make scientific examination of it.
By means of a 500-foot ^rope the professor ar.il another expert, named
Varvazse, descended to a. depth of 380 feet and landed on crags of lavs
i jutting over an abyss tome 150 feet lower. Here a 350-foot rope was
fixed and descent whs man de Into a great fissure extending to the bottom
of the crater, which was attainedL at a depth of 1000 feet. The explorer*
remained on th^ bottom foe about two hours, during which time Professor
Malladra made important, observations and took a number of photographs
' Illustrating the volcano's ^activity,
RISKS LIFE TO SAVE
THAT OF SICK CHILD
Doctor Performs an Operation
Against Time and Without
Taking Usual Precautions
CONTRACTS THE DISEASE
LONDON, J<m? 22
An act nf un??!1eh devotion by E T
: Mulialty, house surgeon of Guy ? Hospi?
tal, wns disclosed a: thi Fhoreditrh
county court yesterday during the hear?
ing of a case whlfh adjourned some
time ago owing to his Inability to attend.
It was explained that for a month he
was hovering between life and death
The details of his right for the life of the
child were given by a doctor at Guy's
"There are Ilm??;' b" said, "when life
or d'ath Is a matter of minutes, or even
se. ondi A rhl'd wai brought Into tho
hospital suffering from diphtheria in Its
Mr Mullally, who was the senior sur?
geon present, saw the child, and under?
stood at once that an Immediate Opera?
tion was Imperative, and that even a few
minutes' delay might be fatal. Diph?
theria In this stage Is terribly catching.
, and in the case of an operation such as
Mr Mullally was to perform the chancei
! wore a nundred to one on his catching
the disease, unlese he took the usual pie
"It however, s matter of minutes
Possibly t.^ere would have been time for
him to fe'-h his mask, which covers the
whole face and is a Fure protection
against Infection, and to take the other
general precautions In ?uch cases.
! "He knew that by doing so?by waiting
I a few minu'es ? he was risking the
chances of rhe operation proving success?
ful, and so he derided to operate at once,
well res izlng that he whs almost bound
\ to suffer.
"He saved the ehlld s life. b';t he caught
; the disease, and It was touch-and-go with
y.m during a whole month."
OLD IRISH BACHELORS
UNWILLING TO WED
Prefer Eviction to the Burden of
Wife on ThcirtSlcnder
BESIDES, AGE COUNTS
Only Five Days Remain for Men
Concerned to Make Up
Only five days mnr? remain for nitty
unmarried laborers In the district of
Punshaughlln, County .Meath, to em?
brace matrimony or glvo up possession
Of tho cottages which they occupy as
weekly tenants from the local author?
It was In March that tho .Dunahaugh
lln district council, after roudlng a
letter from Miss Bridget Branulgaa
complaining that she had to loavo her
native land owing to the non-marrying
bachelors of Meath. ordered Its sixty
nine unmarried tenants to marry or
quit their cottages within three months.
IA few have embraced matrimony ?tue?
the order was given.
Reporter Visits District
In order to ftnd out how many mors
bachelors would oomply with the metrl
monlal edict within the brief period
' now uvailable, a reporter from a morn?
ing paper here visited tho dlatrtat yes
The first tenant he encountered was
a man who looked between 6i and SO
years Of ago. "I'll marry when I like,"
' he replied to bis question, "und I'm
going to take no orders tir.m any on.
as to when i will get married."
Going on. the reporter knocked at a
'cottage door and a cheery volco from
within made him tnter.
A woman some 70 years of age wiped a
\ little three-legged etoool and asked him
, to take a ante." The reporter manage 1
to explain his mission, and asked whether
? a tenant was a bachelor.
? "Indeed, he is." she Bald, "and I am
his sister. 'Micky*?her brother?doesn't
want any wife at hiE age. He's 72 years
i old and an old-age pensioner."
"Are thore many more old tenants
around here like your brother?" was
.;. - prompty replied that all the
single tenants .rhe knew In the district
were long pa?t the usual marrying age,
and some had a sister, a brolhur or
i other relations living wun them.
Will Not Be Ensnared
Another young laborer tenant In the
Vicinity pooh-poorusd the Idea of mar?
riage. 'Is it mo to marry?" he sa.i
scolT.ngly "I havo 12s a week, and
when I pay the rent, feed myself and
' buy clothes and things. I hav? only 6d
u week left I'd sooner starve e>n the
: rnadelde then marry on that wage "
The reporter hue a?en on? heard
enough to convince him that when the
district council meets on the fateful
day thire will probably be a:i lr.dellr.lt?
prolongation of the famous matri?
monial edict, eithorwlse there Is likely
to be an eviction, not of over sixty men,
' but of ap many aged parents und help?
Diver Caught by Octopus
PARIS. June 22.?A naval diver at ToU
: Ion was s;idden.y atvicked on Saturday .<y
? a giant octopus while under wi-.'.er In the
', harbor. Ho rave the hoisting signal and
wa? hauled to the surface together with
i the octopus, whose tentacles, said to bn
, twenty-live feet io.-.g, were wrapped ro.r.1
I him. The diver was unconscious. Thu
octopus held to the diver until :?. was
! stabbed to death. It weighed 135 pounds.
: savs the Journal, and the suckers on Its
tcntaclss were as Ms as five-shilling
in mm police
Hold Up Traffic in Streets, and
Have Conflicts With Guar?
dians of Peace
TRINITY AT OLD TRICKS
DTTBt/TN. June fffl.
TVCfl scenes of disorder oeourrei In
the street! of r>ub!ln last night, follow?
ing the announcement of the results of
the fellowship ?xurmnatlo:, at ^Ytntty
College, Students came into cf.nflloc with
the j.c;:ce and a number of i,-:??.<n were
The trouble started when cue of the |
ruccessful students was seised end cur- I
I lot! shoulder high out of tho college He!
wii followed by a mob of bareheaded |
Students, who rushed pe.! moll into (.'ol- |
Jene given, shouting and oheerlng and j
bent on hon-epiay. Tin "chaired" stu?
dent w?? carried into an adjacent etudlo
to be photographed, after wbloh the stu?
dents, nearly 400 in number, marched hi i
j.rocesb.uii up UraJtoi. eireet.
line cabs and other vehicles ??? -:n at?
tacked und held up, students swarmed up
the outai.de of tne Iramcari and caused a
pandemonium generally, Tne authorities
managed to drivo tiio young men back
to the college, but a number of them
broke out ngttirf, many skiing the ratl?
ings. In it body iln-y ru?hed Bp Dam?
e'.reet, where a small fire was in prog?
ress Tiiis claimed their attention fur a
Short time, but Interest In that soon sub
Bided. fai.d more tramcara were attooked.
The police now decided to net decisive?
ly, and two or three arieets were made.
Oh the way to tt.e station u determined
nttcmpt at rescue wi?.? made, and this
resulted In further arrests.
Outside the college an ugly Incident i
occurred. One of the htudents managed |
ji'8truct a constable's baton frora Its]
rase an; struck the urtfortunata officer i
h blow .,n the head In the melee that !
ensued another constable was severely |
< ut about the fa?'-- and had 10 be taken I
to a hospital. Many officer* lest their]
I elmets iirid belts !n thr scuffle, and some
Of theae were carrl? d off by the students'
as troubles. The, others were afterward
picked < p I? the ruadway.
In all, eleven errcus were ma-te. the
prisoners for the most pan being charged
with assaulting the police, with throwing
missiles and with riotous conduct.
Doct/vr?' Scheine for Holiday*
BERLIN, June 21.?Berlin dootoni are
;.rc- t ring u scheine whereby ot.e of their
number in each district will be or. duty
on Sundays, thus enabling the.-n to take
a Weekly holiday.
BRITISH [AST PORTS
AND GERMAN AIRSHIPS1
Four Zeppelin Craft Could Easily
Spy on All, Says Berlin
ENGLISH FLEET HELPLESS!
BBRX/TN, June 12.
'? Comm-ntlng on the flight of the airship
I Zeppelin III, from Erledrlehsuafen to
I Hurotmrg. the Teegliche Rundschau de?
clares, "it is now a certainty that a
l?eppelln ship cen fly 4S5 sen mllea am!
i still have pstiol or.ough on board to re
main for a Ions: lime In the air. What
that means Is Immediately clear whan
one reallaes that the, distance front Heli?
goland t.t Rotyth Ik exactly 425 eoa miles.
"Owing to the greater stability of the
i temperatai e ?t sea, the Zeppelin couM,
in tuet, cross to Roeyth In war r.mr anJ
Observe tho gathering of RrtHsh *up<r
dreadnoughts with greater ease than she
could fly up the Rhino valley. She oould
either fly hack or. If she choose, hang on
the horizon for days, transmitting all that
sht *aw to the Go: man coast by wireless.
j and float on the sea when tho means of
l propulsion and sjepeuslon became ex
; ' Kv?n easier would he a reoonnalaar.ee
! over Harwich, which is only 286 sea mil is
, from Heligoland Dover, with the battle?
ships and cruisers at Sheernoss. are, so to
rpeak, only an excursion flight and could
be ^e.tro.nd simultaneously with ti>? other
8 , sood as the Germar, admiralty pos
| sesces tour rigid airships. It will be pos
, n'.ble to icout along the whole CnejUsh
; COlLflt "
The artlr'.e concludes with a triumphant
p'.ctute of u helpless fleet of Brlf.ah trans?
ports conveying troops across ths channel
to i'rance. with Clormnn slrshlpi circling
The utility <,/ ths alrshl-ps In another
sphsrs was f.oint'rt out at the !?_?? meet?
ing of the Berlin Aeronautical Assoeia
i tIon. by Doetor Flemining, s. prominent
'medical authority, when leeturlng on the
. beneficial efteets of high altitudes on
1 tuberculosis. h* pointed out tha- fifteen
minutes' ex;v>mir* to the sun's rays dur
| Ing an airship flight at hlgli altitude
; msf.nt certain de.ith to the tuberculosis
Rector Writes Pastoral Piny
IjOND"'?N .f nie W ? A pisto.h. ;>? ?'. er
titled The H<*J Babes In the Wood,*'
and written by the rector of Morton, Nor
' folk, is 'o be produced at Mcrton Hall,
: the residence of 1/Ord Walning'nani Met?
ten is ::.e traditional scene of ths nursery
TROUBLESOME BOY IS
TORTURED TO DEATH
Strapped to Upright in Shop, He
Is Found Dead on Morning
of Third Day
TEX YEARS FOR CRIMINAL
MILAN, June 22.
Pom" month? npo a Milanese trndesman
named Plrovano, and his partner, Angelo
Lonffhl, net themselves the task of curing
the former's brother, a troublesome boy.
of 14, who had been guilty of petty thefts.
For two ronseeiitjvp nights the boy was
lieft tightly bound hand and foot with
stout eords and steel wirei to an Iron
Icolumn In the Fhop. Although he was In
an upright position the victim was wholly
I unable to move, and when Long.it went to
'open the shop on the morning of the third
(day the little martyr had succumbed to
'these medieval toiiures. The trial ended
at tho Milan SSSlzes yesterday evenli.e.
[when the court acquitted Plrovano, be?
cause ho was Absent from town and bad
left his young brothers punishment to his
!pii tner's discretion. Longhl, however,
j was sentenced to ten years' penal servl
The Judge remarked thai even In ex
treme canes Italian justice itself shrank
from the infliction of capital punishment,
and that but for tho c ire um Bianca that
: the victim's death had been accelerated
, by an abnormal'v large thyroid gland, the
I torturer would have been banished to the
galleys for life.
KAISER AS SCULPTOR
Makes Model of the Statue of a Fa?
herein. June M.?Yesterday afternoon
the kaiser inspected the approved bronze
stat.ie of the fainbua Huguenot leader,
Admiral Collgny, whii h he !.?? presenting
to the town of Wilhelrnshavi n. Thlg la
' ta* second statue of ?'ollgny which his
; majesty tins erected In recoril yearn, ths
ftj-st being In front of the llerlln Schloss.
Collgny la rfpre.ieir.ed In full Spanish
' armor. In his right hand la his uplifted
! sword, and his left Is holding some docu
j men's which is is pressing to his heart.
I The kaiser Is 'on., of alluding to Collgny
; as his ancestor, and, as a matter of fact,
1 the great Huguenot was the great-grand?
father of the Electress Eulse Henriette,
I mother of the first kjng of Prussia. This
J faot Is engraved on the pedestal of the
IIt is stated that the original draught for
the sculptor was made by the kaiser's
PUBLISHER ASKS RDR
IDEAS: HE GETSfHEM
Letterp by the Hundred Hour In,
Each Suggesting New (and
SOME CURTOUS NOTIONS
T.ONT>rvN. Julie 22.
A publisher who asks for now U'eas i.c i
the prey of every ci ink In Christ? ridom. j
( Herbert Jenkins, London's lateit' p'jh- ,
IUsher, announced a- 'he end of last week
(that he was one-i ?.. ronslder new1, idea5-.
At his office in Haymsrket yesteryiay a
morning newspnpei reporter font id a
;bieawdown gang digging him outt of a I
avalanche of m nui iipts and letteri-..
From the en Is ol ?? earth authors! who
ean writ'- books I authors who cannot
had swooped down en him.
"The thiiiKs \t ii vould-be authorsr ex
pect their publia to do for them'"' ex
clalmod Mr. Jenk For example, one
man has written ? mf> to finance tand
' fit o.it a caravan ? r for himself amC h:.<
Iwlfe so that iv write a book' on
North Africa a ject that might ?'?II
jflll seven volu ?
j "An elderly lac has written thru Abe
has a novel ni finished more Main
1400,000 words In '? th, She has ne?n |ii
Iwork on it f.i twenty years, and It j Is
leaded -The Marini s Hride; or. Safe '.in
"One uncxpecti offer of help conns!
from a membci o! the peerage, k-i eaili I
who is willing (i ndertake the wotk aft
n ailing anil rtpo ? ^ on books on crtaiu
[subjects In Whl lie s interested.
"1 have had a:; .fier ironi -Moscow Of
[the complete of a New Ruaelnln
[Novelist- my coi ;. .:.t]ent spells It wl'll
1 capital letters- .1 writer informs mi'
I that if I will bci ? by return of port,
he will Intrust ?- my keeping the MS. ov
. n marvelous v. i .. has written on the
domestic larval problem in Austria*
I Hungary. As ; inve not been abl* ;o>
I decipher his M rian .signature I havet
, not been al l- In I irwnrd the mnnny. 'j
! "Seriously ap< iking, however, I have^
I received off.:- new nooks from a large
Inumbci of poi lai writers, and the book
j1ls? of Herbert Jenkins, Limited, next
[autumn should 1 .? found n varied and in?
teresting one ?
PATHS. -T11 ?i - - 22 -Tho rise In value of ',
worka "f shown by tho prices,
obtained great Doucet sale.;
which ;.l ti e , .i 0f u,0 second day
yesterdav realized nearly S2.000.PCO and |
was contliuit-d today A pastel by
Quentln de la Tour, which sold for 200
guineas !-i fetched J130.OOO at,
the present .? e
Hero:.! Art Sale
SHOT DEAD BECAUSE
SHE REFUSED A KISS
Woman Who Obtained Divorce
Prefers Death to Return to
MAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
OKXKVA. .T-.in? 22
A poignant <=rrne has been witnessed in
one of the principal thoroughfares of
Geneva A young woman of 20, Mine, von
Welssenflilh, who had just obtained a
divorce because of her husband's cruelty,
was returning with two girl companions
from a factory where they were ompl lyed
ss polishers of precious stones. The litis
hand encountered thein. and demanded of
his wife thai she should eliher kiss him
and go back end live with hltn or die.
The woman culmly replied that she pre?
ferred death, whereupon Welssenfluh
pulled out a revolver and fired at her
thrice nt short range, and then shot him?
self In the head. It was raining hard at
the t;me, and the two other women knelt
on the muddy pavement and tended their
dying friend. Trie wdfe, who leaves a baby
a month Old, expired before the arrival
of a doctor. The husband Is expected to
Money in Old Table
PARIS. June 22.?M. de Foix, a Pans
hanker, fo ind ISOOO in the secret drawer ;
of a writing table which ho had bought
al nn auction Kale and whloh formerly i
belonged to a priest'.
WON S-100,000 IN LOTTERY
Two Numbers BRcUed for Nineteen
Years Are Lucky at Last
Ml LAN, June 22.-After gambling week
by week over a period of nineteen years
on their two favorite numbers, several
thousand Neapolitans met with extraordi?
nary hick at yesterday's drawings, so that
tho government has to pay out over JtOO,
000 there In lottery winnings.
It should be noted that the lottery in
Italy Is a state monopoly, and one of the
main sources of inland revenue; Fire?
work displays took place in divert quar?
ters of Naples last night, nnd guns were
fired to celebrate tho joy of the populace, j
1 The same two successful numbers last '
turned up trumps In July, Wi. when tho
! tallnn treasury distributed about $600,000
I n prizes.
.Tram Traffic In Glasgow
GLASGOW, June 22?The Glnsgow Cor?
poration tramways during the lsst finan?
cial year carried 270.000.000 paFsnngers, SS,
jiOO.000 more than during the previous,
BRITISH BOY EXPLORER
DIES ON THE TRAIL
Left Four Months Alone in De?
sert. He Superintended Im?
ADVENTURES F. X C I TIXO
TOKIO. June 22
The Buddhist monk. Tachlhana, who
has returned to*Kyoto after two yearn of
trave; and exploration In central Asia,
reports that the English hoy. Hohhs. who
was one of his party, died during :n*
Crossing the Takin Makan desert, which
Sven Hedin only touched, he followed the
route of the Monks Fahsien and Hsuen
chariff, and entered Sinklang nfter pass?
ing pyer the Ailal mountains. tn the
course of his travels Tachlhana made a
nunib< r of highly Important discoveries
of religious and historical interest, and
notably f-'und Buddhist and Sanskrit
writings on leaves, ?tones and paper.
Orlando Hohns, who was about LS years
Old, was a native of Swlndon, England.
When he lefi school, early In 1910, he
advertised for a situation, "traveling not
objected to." i'e received a reply from
Tachlhana, who was then fitting out his
expedition in London, nnd fhe party left
Knglnnd In August of that year.
They went first :o st Petersburg, and
thence through Siberia and .Mongolia to
Turfah- In his letters to his mother, the
boy wrote enthusiastically of his adven
t ires. They traveled MO miles through
the Mongolian desert on horseback In
While Tachlhana was on a desert jour?
ney to Kashgnr. young llobb? was left
.ilonc for four months to superintend
the excavations at Turfan. and he has
described somo of the discoveries In his
letters to his friends at home.
I Zuicho Tnchlbana Is the. serretary of
Count Otnnl. head abbot of the Shlnshu
sect of the Buddhists. The latter In
deeply Interested In archeologlcal re?
search, and defrayed the cost of Mr.
| Taehlbann obtained special permission
from the Russian government to conduct
his researches In we3tern Siberia.
The Kaiserin's Health
I BERLIN. Juno 22.?Disturbing reports
are current of tho health of the kalser
I In. who lately took a euro at Rad
I Nauheim on account of n slight affec?
tion of the heart. The kalserin will
not be present with the kaiser tomor?
row to receive the King and Queon of
Bulgaria at the railway station, hut
It la stated that she will take part in
the festivities at the now palace at
Potsdam In honor of the visitors.
SEVENTY YEARS OF
HAPPY WEDDED LIFE
Prophecy Made to Lad and E'iss
Over Ninety Years Ago
s'TNG GEORGE INTERESTED
LOS'WN', June JO.
Rardney, in Llncolshlre, is much stirred
ever the wonderful marriage record
which has been made by two residents
within its borders. Mr. and Mrs James
Danny, of Rose Cottage, are actually
celebrating the seventieth anniversary of
their weddlr.g. This remarkable co.ip'.a
claim to have lived under six sovereigns,
having both been born In the reign of
George the Third.
Mr. Danby, who was born at Blnbrook,
on May 7, 1S1S1 may well be the last
representative of a now extinct trade,
tie was a cordwalner. a term formerly
applied to shoemakers In general, that
Is to workers in cordwaln, or Spanish,
leather. He well remembers the days
when light and fire were only obtainable
by the laborious methods of tho flint
1 and steel, lucifer matches being unknown,
and how, as he used at an early hour to
walk to his daily work, he could hear
j the striking of the flints In the houses
I that he passed. Long; hours and email
j wanes formed his lot then?a day of
! sixteen hours and a wau;e of sixpence.
Mr. Danby's first meeting with bis
wlfo was more than ninety years ago.
He remembers, as a little boy, his mother
calling him and showing him a bonnle
j baby In her arms and saying: "Here,
I lovey, give this bairn a kiss; it'ill maybe
? a wife for thee some day." The pro
| pho;y, made in Jest, proved true.
; Husband and wife have lived happily
i together for seventy years and have
I brought up eleven children. There Is a
1 great gathering this week at Hardney
j of their many descendants. Mir. and
Mrs. Dnnby are themselves In very fair
i health. Mr. Dnnby, Indeed, with his
? thick silvery hair and general alertness
' of hearing, would be taken for muon
! younger than he is.
! Great excltoment was caused in tho
I peaceful little cottage at Bardney by
I some Inquiries from the king's secretary
: as to this remarkable celebration. How
? his majesty heard of tho event the old
couple do not at all know; but they have
sent In the papers showing the date of
their marrlai?e, and feel a strong hope
that they may receive a royal congratu?