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Renrd fr the Capture of "Tennessee
Dtch" Has Not Been Gaimed.
IS CAREER RECALLED
Famous safe.Cracker Was Kill .4 in
lorida and his Body Would Have
to be Delvered to United States-%
31arshal Adams in Charleston in
Order to Get the $W0O Reward.
Some slight apprehension is felt
in the United States Marshal's office.
says the News and Courier, by reason
of the fact that Garber Mczxe. alias
"Tennessee Dutob." the noted yegg.
has been killed in Florida. and
should the young man who brought
down the yegg desire the reward of
$200 offered for Moore. he would
have to bring the body to Charleston
and deliver It to the United States
marshaz or his deputy. The officialh
are, of course. glad that "Tennessee
Dutch" Is dead. and Marshal Adams
would like to pay the reward. but he
does not desire to have the body de
posited in his office.
Moore and a pal were killed some
time ago in Tallahassee. and the bod
tes were embalmed and kept for iden
tifcation by postoftice inspectors.
"Tennessee Dutch" had an inter
esting career from the time he be
came a yeggman. and had he live
to write a story of his life. the bool
would have had a ready sale. But on
of the most interesting escapades o
his life probably was when he es
caped from the jail at Greenville las
"Dutch" and a pal. George Hot
ton. were captured after one of thei
raids in this State and locked up i
the jail at Greenville to await tria
at the United States Court on tb
charge of safe-crackiug. The pal
were locked up apart from the othe
prisoners and could not be se6n. bu
could converse together. The
had friends on the outside, and i
was noticed afterwards that at fre
quent intervals a bag of fruit wonl
be brought to the jail and handed t
the prisoners. They consumed ti'
fruit, but each time carefully put th
bag away for future reference.
They were supplied. In some wa:
with nitro-glycerine or some oth<
high explosive, and they planned t
plow through the cement foor c
their cell. Their manner of workin
was novel in the extreme. Ever
time that Horton was about to set o
the explosive "Dutch" would stan
by with a paper bag in his hanc
blown up. and simultaneously wit
the explosion he would burst the baw
and throwing the pieces out of h
cell Into the passage, would rema!
In loud tones: "That was a goC
one," or "that one made a big nols
fellows." The noise from the expli
saon of the nitro-glycw.ine was sul
posed to have been the noise of ti
popping of the bag. So Horton an
Moore worked along uninterrupted.
until they had enough of the 2oc
blown away to enable them to escap
and one morning in. March the pa
Immedlately the alarm was give
and offeers were notified of the e
cape. One of the means of identif:
ing Horton was that a part of h
left arm was missing, and this fai
was made known. "Dutch" and Ho
ton sped away. got safely across ti
line and continued their onwal
march Into North Carolina. leavin
Greenville farther behind at the se
ting of each day's sun.
The pair went along until the
reached a station about six mlt
from Asheville. Here a deputy ma:
shal by the name of Rodgers, wb
was on the alert noticed the pair an
went after them. He did not shoo
for the reason that he wanted to I
sure before he fired. and he wa
lookng for aman with one rm. Bt
Horton 'was carrying his overcoat o
the stump of his left arm, and Rod
gers came close to them before h
called to them to surrender. Immt
diately "Dutch" and Horton grabbe
the offcer, and while Horton was bu!
fly chewing off a part of his eal
"Dutch" got posession of the offier'
pistol and decamped, leaving his ps
to his fate. Some railroad men i
the vicinity, hearing the call for hel;
went to the rescue. They succeede
in overpowering Horton and subse
quently he was landed safely in th
jail at Greenville. Horton was late
tried and convicted and is now serv
ing time- In the penitentiary at At
After the affair near Asheville
"Tennessee Dutch" was lost sight o
for a time, but Postoffce Insp.-to
Gregory still worked to get new
of the missing yeggman. HIs effort:
were rewarded, and last fall he locat
ed "Dutch" in New York State
Thither the inspector hled, and go
on the trail of "Dutch". but just a
the time he thought he would lant
his man. he learned that "Dutch'
had bought a railroad ticket and left
on a train for the South.
Landing again .on his native heath
"Dutch'* formed cop:.rtnership witi
another yeggman, evidently a ne'
man in the business, however. and
together they planned to rob the
postoffee at Tallahassee. Florida.
One night In December the two ap
peared at the back door of the post.
ofe, and called to the young man
Inside that they had found tw- mai!
pounches that had been dropped out
of a wagon and wanted to delve
them. The door was opened by the~
son of the wateb-nan,. and In th.
fight that ensued the young man
killed both of the safe crack- rs.
Inspector Gregory has lately made
a trip to Tallahassee and positively
Identifed one of the bodies as that
of Garber Moore. alias "'Tennesse'
Dutch." He was unable to id~ntiT
*the other man. After the escape cf
Moore from GreenvIlle. United S'ates
- r~sm Adams. pursuant to inst?'u
tions from the postoffice depi'n-t
at Washington. offered a reward ?f
$00 for the delivery of Moore to him
r his deputy, hut the rewari 'ors
not been claimed.
rprisinzg in Korea.
A special dispatch from Seoul r"
ports a serious uprising of insurgents
at South Phongan. Korea. Twenty
Japanese setters are said to have
ORII OF A POEM
THAT THRILLS ALL WITH ITS PA
THOS AND BEAUTY.
Found on the Person of a Young
Woman Who Had Been Picked Up
On the Streets of Cincinnatti.
The origin of-The Beautiful Snow"
is not defiielv known. but according
to pretty good authority it was writ
ten by an unfortunate young woman.
Mrs. J. P. Marrow says that during
the early part of the war, one dark
Saiurday night in midwinter, there
died in the Commercial Hospital in
Cincinnatti a young woman, over
whose head only two and twenty
summers had passed. She had once
been posessed of an enviable share of
beauty, and had been, as she her
self said "flattered and sought for
the charms of her face." but alas
upon her fair brow was written that
terrible word--prostitute." Once
the pride of respectable parents. her
drst false step was the small begin
ning of the "same old story over
again." which has been the only life
history of thousands. Highly edu
cated and of accomplished manners,
she might have shone in the best of
society. but the evil hour that proved
her ruin was at the door from child
hood, and having spent a young life
in disgrace and shame, the pocr,
friendless one died the melancholy
death of a broken-hearted outcast
Among her personal effects was
found in manuscript. 'The Beautiful
Snow." which was immediately car
ried to Enos B. Reed. a gentleman ol
culture and literary tastes. who was
-tt that time editor of the Nationa
| Union. In the columns of that pa
per ou the morning of the day follow
Ing the girl's death. the poem appear
ed in print. When the paper sontain
ing the poem came out oz Suad4
morning the body of the victim hat
not yet received burial. The atten
tion, of Thomas Buchanan Reed. ow
of the first American poets, was s
taken by their stiring pathos. tha
he imedmiately followed the corps
to its final resting place. Such ar
he plain facts concerniag her whos
'Beautiful Snow" shall long be re
membered as one of thi brightes
;ems in Ameriean literature.
( Oh. the snow, the beautiful snow!
v- Filling the sky and earth below:
e Over the houtetops. over the streel
Over the heads of the people ye
r Dancing. firting. skipping along,
, Beautiful snow, It can do no wrong
f Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek.
g Clinging to lips ia frolicsome freal
- eautiful snow from the heaven
1 I above.
d Pure as an angel, gentle as love!
Oh. the snow, the beautiful snow!
h How the takes gather and laugh a
Whirling about In their maddenin
it plays in its glee with everyone
Chasing, laughing, hu-rying by;
it lights on the face and it spar]
les the eye;
SAnd playful dogs, with a bark an
SSnap at the crystals that edd
2The town is alive and Its heartsi
To welcome the coming of the beat
-|How wildly the crowd goes awayin
t Hailing each other with humor an
e l How gay the sleighs like meteot
d flSash by.
g Bright for the moment, thea lostt
-I the eye!
Ringing, swinging, dashing they go
y Over the crust of the beautiful mno'
s Snow as pure. Vhen it falls from th
> As to make one regret to see it lie
d To be trampled and tracked by th
. thousand feet
e Till it blends with the filth In th
s horrible street.
Once I was as pure as the snow, bs
Fell like the snowflakes from heavel
- to hell;
Feli to be trampled like filth in th'
Fell to be scoffed at, to be spit o0
SPleading, cursing, dreading to die.
1 ellIng my soul to whoever woul<
Dealing In shame for a morsel o
Hating the living and fearing the
Mierciful God, have I fallen so low?
And yet I was once like the beautifu
Once I was fair as the beautiful snow
With an eye lke its crystals anda
heart like its glow;
Once I was loved for my innoeent
Flattered and sought for the charm,
of the face.
Pather, mother, sister, all,
God and myself. I have lost by my
The veriest wretch that goes shiv
Will make a wide sweep ;est I wan
der too nigh.
For all there is on or above me. I
There's nothing as pure as the beau
How strange it should be that this
Should fail on a sinner with no
where to go!
How strange it should be. when night
If the snow and ice struck my des
FaInting, freezing, dying. alone,
Too w~cked for prayer, too weak for
To be heard In the streets of the
Gone mad in the joy of the snow
To be and to die in my terrible woe,
Wth a bed and a shroud of the beau
Helpless and foul as the trampled
Sinner, d--spair not-Christ stoopeth
To rescua~ the soul that is lost in
A.d raise it to lIfe and enjoyment
Groaning. bleeding. dying for thee.
The Crucided hung on the accursed
His - acet of ~.rc fellt o n thin
State Judge Criticises Federal Judge for
RIGHTS OF THE STATE
Says United States Commbdsioner of
Internal Revenue Can't Run Geor
gia-Crticises Federal Judge ftr
Going Back on Principles Which
lie Fought for as a Confederate.
Deciding to personally look after
the State's interest in his fight to
close the Curstor distillery at Rising
Fawn. which has resulted in clashes
with the Federal authorities and the
arrest of two government offcials.
Judge A. W. Fite of the Sup-rior
Court arrived at Trenton. Ga., on
Accompanied by Solicitor T. C. Mil
.er. he convened court for the prelim
imary hearing of United States Store
keeper and Gauger Ben C. Thompson
arrested at the distillery on the
charge of resisting State officers.
Thompson was bound over in the
sum of $500. for his appearance at
!he next term of the Dade County
The court took the stand that from
the evidence Thompson plesded guil
ty of violating the prohibition laws
of the State. which prohibit the man
ufacture of whiskey and that Collec
tor of Internal Revenue Rucker and
every other person aiding In th(
manufacture of whiskey Is guilty ol
the same offense.
"I cannet anticipate what actiot
the Federal court will take in this
case." said Judge Fite." but I intent
to see that my court is protected t<
the last stand."
Commenting on United Statei
Judge Newman's attitude in the dis
oute over State and Federal jurisdic
t tion In the Cureton Distillery case
e Judge Fite said:
e "I do not wish to criticise Judg,
e Newman harshly, but I will say tha
- I consider his decission in the Ste
t gall case as folly. usurpation an I tyr
any. He is an excellent gentlemai
and an able judge and is generall
levelheaded, but in a whiskey can
involving questions of States' right
and Federal aggressions he goes t
the Yankees and tries to scratch on
with his pen that which he onc
gallantly defended with his sword.
"In the first place the States neve
have delegated to the general grov
ernment power to regulate their In
ternal afratrs or to control thei
courts in administering their laws I
conflict with the Federal coast4:ntioz
if Congress had such power it coul
not delegat' it to an oficial. nor I
my opinion has any official eve
meant or attempted to exercise suc
power, though some judge. seem t
-think so and use this for federal ai
"It Is true there are some regi
lations prohibiting officials from di
dvulging the kinds of apparatus. meti
rids and the like, but these do nt
and eannot apply to court proceed
ings, either State or Federal.
"All legitimate manufacturersc
whiskey advertise their business an
., the brands and kinds - of whiake
manufactured and Cureton did so u:
til he w~nt into the government wil
g eat business and there is no law I
reason or common sense to preven
d an official from telling It, either I
court or out of it. For a co'tvt 1
S hold to the contrary. I repeat, is fd
ly. usurpation and tyranny.
> "Think of a litle commissioner c
internal revenue in W4inIg.~A iss'
ing rules having the same force a
.an enactment itself and thus so:
* trolling the courts of a soverig
state. It is enough to make Johb
Marshall turn over In his grave, an
e the founder of this republic to ris
from their graves in rage and mut
TRAIN KILLS THREE.
Runs Over a Woman and Knock
Pennsylvania train No. 9 west
hound struck and killed Mrs. Ro:
Covert and fatally injured her hut
band at a crossing near Loudonville
Pa.. Tuesday. Proceeding furthe:
the train struck an automobile on the
outskirts of Crestline. a few mil'e
away, and killed J. H. Sigler. aged
60. and Charles Echelberger. b'h of
Hayestille. In the automobile witi
~Eheiberger and Siger was Cu-"ie
Doerrer of Mansfield. Doecrer'
shoulder was crushed, his le: brte
and ne also tejteived internal ia;.'
The young woman who was rhe
first to meet death on the track was
on her way. with Covert. hae: h-s
band, to visit a neighbor. Her death
was instant. Covert was picked up
many yards away and does not know
his wife's fate.
The automobile party struck at
Less crossing came upon the tcks
in their machine from the rear of
an eastbound freight, directly in
front of the express. In an instant
their machine was lifted high in
the aIr. When it fell Sigler and
~Ehelberrer were dead. Their bodies
were brought to Mansfield. Doerrer
was taken to a Crestline hospital.
SERVIED) THE~M RIGHT.
Japanese Killed and Burned by Op
Retallation on pillaging Japanese
natives of the Shantar Islands has
brought about a pitched battle in
which sev'.-ral Japanese were killed
and their bodies burned.
A Russian commission sent from
Vladivostok to investIgate the a:
tack of the Japanese made ghastly
discoveries. The commission found
corpses ot Japanese partly cremated.
The Japanese, it was learned. late
at year landed from a boat. pillaged
the native camps and b:reed tentsI
and houses. TEe na'as assemblad
a large party of warriors to take re
venge and the fight came~ as a re
a there merry for mei Will He heeG
Oh, God. in the streams that for sin
Wash me and I shall be whiter than
WHY GARFIELD LOST
THE REASON JAS. R. GARFIELD
IS NOT NOW IN
President Taft's Cabinet is Because
He Antagonized Friends of Balm
ger's in the Alaska Deal.
In testifying before the Ballinger
Pinchot investigating committee on
Monday Lewis R. Glavis told of a
conversation he had with a Judge
McKenzie. in which the latter said
the reason James R. Garfield was not
in President's Taft's cabinet was his
antagonism to the coal claimants iL
"Did he tell any other reasons why
Mr. Garfield was not in the cabinet?"
asked Mr. Olmsted amid laughter.
Senator Root here entered vigor
ously into the examination.
"Who did McKenzie make this
statement to?" he asked.
"T. Special Agent Jones and my
self. We made an affidavit to that
*Why did you make an affidavit?'
"I thought it would be worth re
membering in the further investiga
ton of these cases If we had to call
McKenzie as a witness."
"When did you make the affda
"In September. 1909."
"After you had seen President
"Now. again. why was it you made
that affdavit?" inquired Senator
"I thought it might be of interest
to President Taft if I had anothet
opportunity to see him."
"Did you intend to send It tc
"I had that in mind."
"Did you send it?"
-No. I thought I would show it tc
him when he came to Seattle."
"And you did send it where?"
"To the forest service."
t Glavin added that he thought the
- affdavit would also be of interest t<
- Mr. Garfield.
- *'You did not do it with the ides
of attacking President Taft?" aske<
"You swear you did not?"
t "I swear."
e "Did you think it would aid th<
r "I didn't know; I don't think I
would injure him."
*Who Is this man McKenzie?" ask
r ed Representative Madison.
Q "He is interested in the Daltor
- group of claims In Alaska and i
d known among the agents as a lobby.
t st here in Washington."
Glavis was questioned closely a
b to why the statement as to Mr. Gar
0 lfield made such an impression upoa
"Because I thought it was true;
I- "Did you regard McKenzie as:
-Iman of prominence enougn to speal
t knowingly of such matteri?" aske<
"I knew he had been mighty suc
fcessful In getting things through eon
7Y "Was McKenzie a friend of Presi
d '"No, sir."
n Representative Dendy questione<
t Glavis further about making an afEi
B davit of a statement which he sail
o0 reflected upon President Taft.
|Glavis said the impression MLcKen
zie left was that influential peopi<
| opposed to Secretary Garfield had
|urged the president not to retain Mr
* Garfield. for various reasons. He di<
|not say the president had not retain
' ed Ga.'feld because of his opposito2
1 to the coal claimants.
i| "You thought it was a boast b:
" the McKenzie?" suggested Represen
- tative Madison.
"I remarked to Jones that If h<
had strength to get rid of Garflelt
he could also get rid of us. too."
Glavis said he did not think Mc
a Kenzie's statement was intended ir
any way a. a reflection upon Presi
- On motion of Senator Root. the
forestry service was requested to pro.
- due the affidavit which had caused
.such a flurry in the committee.
Lost Both Legs.
A serious accident befell Gus Hen
nett. while enroute to his work in
Asheville. Hennett was walking
along the traets of the Southern rai',
way when an engine ecame long. He
got of the tract to allow the engine
to pass but as he stepped from one
track onto another he was struck by
a shifting engine and both legs so
badly mangled that amputation was
Those Coal Claims.
Explaining his connection with the
Alaskan coal claims, as brought out
in the Balflnger-Pinchot investiga
tion. Representative MeLaehlan of
California. Monday mentioned Gov.
Gillett. Representatives Knowland
and McKinlay of California, as being
interested in the proposition with
himself and Representative Kinkaid.
of Nebraska. and a number of others.
The unanimous decision to support
the administration's programme of
!egislation was reached at a confer
ence of the "insurgents" of the
House Tuesday night. Representa
tive Gardner, of Masschusetts, and
Representative Hays, of California.
were authorized to in form President
Taft to that efrect.
Chokes to Death.
A doz'on foreigners discussed the
meat boycott at breakfast in a Mul
herry alley boarding house in Pitts
burg Monday and all except "Mic"
Skovlac, a Slav. agreed to eat no.
meat. Slovlac. delighted with hay
ing the hnlikfast steak to himself,
tackled it so violc-ntly that he chock
ed to death on the first mouthful.
Meets Horrib&- Death.
Tom Ashley met a horrible death
at Waxhaw on Tuesday. While at
tending to his duties about the gin
nery. Ashley. in some manner, was
caught in a belt and hurled around
the shafting. His head was vrushed.
one arm torn from his socket and
the body was otherwiso horribly
Seator MIl. MAkes Retarn to Rule
TO THE SUPREME COURT
The Return Contains No Attack on
the Virtue or Goodness of the
Beautiful Young Daughter-in-Law
of the Senator but Gives Plain
The case of Mrs. B. R. Tillman.
Jr., petitioner, against Senator B. R.
Tillman and his wife. Mrs. S. S.
Tillman. for the custody of the two
children of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Till
man, Jr.. was taken up by the su
preme court at Columbia on Mon
day morning and occupied the whole
of the morning session.
The Daily Record says the largest
crowd that has visited the usually
empty court room filled that hall
when the case was called. a large
number of the spectators being ladle!
of Columbia. including relatives and
friends of the parties in the suit.
The petitioner. a young woman o1
strikingly handsome person and re
fined face, was accompanied by ser
eral ladies and gentlemen of her fam
ily. Senator Tillman and his son
Mr. B. R. Tillman. Jr.. sat on th4
opposite side of the court room. bu
the younger man soon left the room
The elder Mrs. Tillman and the tw<
ehildren were In another part of th
The return of the respondents t,
the, rule to show cause why the wri
of habeas corpus should not issue wa
purely formal, denying such parts o
the petition as were legally necessar
to be denied, and there was no r'
flection whatever on the petitionei
The return was first read by M:
Thurmond. who is counsel for Sen
ator Tillme. which was follower b
the affidavit of Senator Tillmian.
A brief affidavit was then presente
from Trenton neighbors. testifying t
the character and ability of Senato
Tillman and his wife as fit person
to have the care and custody of th
children. These affidavits were, a
pointed out In the affidavit of th
senator. put in merely to satisfy tb
technical rules of the court. as tb
respondents did not consider it wa
necessary to present testimony t
bolster up their reputations.
At the conclusion of the reading r
the affldavits for the respondents. M
DePass. who Is the counsel for Mr.
B. R. Tillman. Jr., presented a nun
i ber of affidavits in reply, two of the,
being by the petitioner. Mrs. B. I
Tillman. Jr. The tenor of these w2
i to show that the differences betwee
her and her husband had been as
Sgravated by the conduct of Senate
and Mrs. Tillmnan.
'Several letters from Senator TiI
man to his son's wife were include
las exhibits along this line, and it wa
;also set forth by the affdavits <
I Mrs. Tillman. J3-.. Mr. W. W. Shel
pard. Mrs. W. W. Sheppard and otl
-ers that Senator Tillman bad mad
-some references to a deceased rels
tive of Mrs. Tillman. Jr., which ha
enraged her on one occasion and ths
following this incident she had de
clared her intention never to has
I anything further to do with her bus
-band's family. The exact nature<
I this remark was not explained in th
affdavit, except that it was said to t
There were also presented lettet
I to Mrs. Tillmnan. Jr.. from Mrs. Til
-man, Sr., and from Miss Sophie Til
lman, as well as letters to his wif
-from Mr. Tillman. Jr., the purpos
Ibeing to show the attitud.' of the Till
man family to the wife of young M1
Tillman. The contents of these lei
ters were personal in the extreme I
their character, all of them givin
out evidence of the very unfortunat
situation within the family circle.
Several letters from young M1
Tillman to his wife were also pre
sented, written during the last fall
when they were preparing to malk
their home in Washington acair
these being couched in endearin;
terms and expressing great regret fo
his previous errors and shortcomingt!
The purpose of their presentatlo3
was said to be to show that imme
diately prior to their seperation th
last time there was apparently n
reason for such action and that th
taking of the children was entirel:
unexpected and uncalled for.
In one of her affidavits presente<
in reply, young Mrs. Tillmnan declarer
that when she was taken ill in Wash
ington in November last, her hus
band before telephoning for a physi
clan telephoned first for a bachelo:
friend and then for a physician ans
that in her hearing, in the next roon
to that in which she was ill, her hus.
band explained to his friend that th4
reason he sent for him was that ab
wife m~ght die and he wanted a wit
ness to the fact that he had givet
her proper attention, so that her rel
atives could not bring any accusation
Tn another affidavit were includedi
letters from young Mr. Tillman ex
pressing the deepest contrition for ac
cusations he had made against his
wife s't the time of their first sepera
tion, involving "Jim",. and declaring
that his action was then due to his
own drunken condition, going on to
assert his love for and confidence in
his wife and her purity of character.
It was one o'clock when the hear
ing of affidavits was concluded, only
an hour remainIng before the usual
hour of the adjournment of the court,
and by agreement the attorneys limit
'-d their arguments to half an hour
for each side. Mr. E. 0. DePass open.
inig for the petitioner, heing followed
hby Mr. Simipkin~s for the petitioner
and Mr. Thurmond for 't e respon
The position taken by the attorneys
for the petitioner in their argument
was that the deed of Mr. B. R. Till
man. Jr.. of the children to his par
ents was invalid in view of the writ
ten agreement between Mr. and Mrs.
Tillman. Jr.. which was prior to the
ded. and that the power conveyed
by the statute did not apply to such
The respondents relied upon the
statute for the autbority to hold the
children. and this was supplemented
by the argument that It would be for
the best interests of the children to
be eaedo by their g-randparents.
<s'11 Royal has
VERY "QUEER CASE
A MANS WHO HAS SLEPT FOR SIX
TEEN DAYS STRAIGHT.
Malady of a Wealthy North Carolin
inn. Who Went to Toledo to Mar
ry Puzzles Doctors.
Phystcians and detectives are mys
terfied over the peculiar condition in
which J. F. Smithwick. a wealthy
cotton merchant of South Creek.
Beaufort county. North Carolina. has
remained for two weeks at the State
Hospital at Toledo. Ohio. During his
strange sleep. which began sixteen
days ago. Smithwick has not ;poken
over a dozen words and at all times
seems to be unconscious.
It was supposed when Smithwick
was found unconscious in his room
that he was the victim of gas, a
small ,as Jet above -his head being
found partially turned on. There is
no doubt in the minds of physicians
r that Smithwick's condition has been
brought on by something besides gas
At no time has the victim come into
actual consciousness. A& times he
e opens his eyes and watches the fig
e ures in the room, but does not speak.
e Smithwick formed an acquaintance
with a Toledo girl through an ad
vertisement published in a matri
monial paper. After several week's
correspondence he came to Toledo
and met his fiance. According to
her statement they had planned an
early date for theIr marriage.
When he was found unconscious
in his room at the hotel the police
started an investigation but the
n whole affair appears as much a mys
tery as it did the day he was found
Smithwick is fed through a tube
and is given principally liquids. He
dhas not been removed from the ho
tel. as it is feared any movement
might prove fatal. The attending
physicians do not entertain much
hope for his recovery. And so Smith
wick remains sleeping. When he
will awake is as deep a mystery as
dwhat caused his relapse into the un
Lconscious state. Up to the present
he has slept just 384 hours.
Several nurses have been in con
stant attendance working under the
directIons of attending physicians.
who had charge of the victim's case.
eMany physicians, both localand for
Spatient. but all go away with a shake
of the head-they are as puzzled as
e MADE. A BIG ROW.
Because His Wife Warms Her Feet
on His Back.
gAre cold feet a ground for divorce?
eBecause a wife is afflicted with frigid
pedal extremities and persists in
warming them~ upon the steall of her
husband's back. is he justified in put
ting her Out of the room and makirg
Sher go asleep in the servant's quar
SThese and kindred questions came
rup before Recorder Broyles in Atlan
ta in connection with the trial of E.
ST. GIbbs, a prominent coal cont--ac
tor, charged with disorderly conduct
and cruel treatment of Mrs. Gibbs.
SIn addition to declaring his wife's
Sfeet were so frosty that he spent his
rnizhts envying Cook and Peary in
stead of sleeping. Gibbs saId his wife
was abdicted to cigarette smoking
and reading French novels. The
Scharges against Gibbs were dismiss
WAYLAID BY FOOTPADS.
Jeweler Robbed by Three Bandits
Who Make Their Escape.
Three bad men are somewhere in
the mountains of West Virginia wIth
$3,000 in money and diamons worth
$10,000. which they took by force
from C. C. T-sterman. a jeweler, of
Matewan. W. Va.. wh!!e he was re
turning hcome from his shop.
The men were masked when they
waylaid the Jeweler. hound and gag
g.>d him, and after relieving him of
all that he had, they escaped to the
woods. Bloodhounds were put on
their trail, but were unable to track
th.-m on account of the heavy rain
fall. Testerman says that he secured
the diamonds from a Cincinnatt!
firm and was to have sold them on
Two Mules Drowned.
Monday afternoon when Henry
Ioward. driving a team of two mules
andi a horse from Barium Springs to
ro!imbia. attempted to pass Fishing
Creek at a ford near Mtills' mill, in
Chester county. driver. wagon and
team were swept down bty the raging
wat.rs. Th,- mules were drowned:
the wagon was r.'covered and the
driver narrowly escaped.
Another Wali Street slump. The
samn old game. bul. trumps are dif
At the conclusion of arzum-snt. 31r.
DePass asked that the court commit
the children to the care of the moth
er pendente lite. hut Chief Justice(
Jones stat-(d that this would be de- I
c-ided later, and the court then ad- c
- . Used the
has ever re
always received the big]
Mhited or tested In com
IN THIS AND OTHER cOUNTRIES
THAT GROW TT.
Some Things About It Not to Our
Credit, and Which Our Farmes
The department of state through
its consular reports is doing an ex
cellent service in pointing out the
loss to American producers by poor
methods of baling, packing and ship
ping. This loss is particularly strik
ing the manner in which cotton is
Consul Brittain of Prague recently
visited one of the leading Bohemian
cotton spinning mills and made some
comparisons between American cot
ton and cotton from other countries.
He sends to the bureau of manufac
tures three samples. of bagging and
in his report says:
"Sample No. 1. which is forwarded.
was cut from one of the wrappers
enveloping a bale of cotton from In
lia, and sampe No. 2 was cut from
the covering of a bale of cotton from
Egypt, while sample No. 3 was cut
from a bale from United States.
"I examined a great number of
bales from each country Indicated
and found the cotton from India ex
eedingly closely packed and neatly
covered with burlap like the sample.
The cotton from Egypt was not so
closely packed, but each bale was
aeatly banded with iron and neatly
covered with burlap in a manner
similar to the bales from India.
"The bales from the United States
were in a miserable condition, many
of them broken open, with the cot
ton exposed and bulging out in num
erous places. The proprietor of the
mills said he could not understand
why such Intelligent people, as Amer
icans are, were so exceedingly care
ess In packing cotton for export.
"'The cotton from India was in
good enough condition to ship around
the world, while the American cot
ton was in no manner fit for export;
in fact, the bales appeared more like
bundles of old rags than bales of
fne cotton. American cotton is pop
ular, but if the condition in which
it reaches the Bohemian spinner does
not Improve the Imports from Egypt
and India will materially Increase at
the expense of the American plant
As the Columbia Record says this
is a matter of vital importance to the
cotton grower, affecting both the de
mand for and the price of American
cotton, and needs to be Impressed
strongly on the farmer, who ordinari
ly considers that any old bagging will
suffice to bale his cotton.
THE NAUGHTY STORK
Put Up a Job on HusandA With
A fine domestic scandal has beeni
unearthed at Los Angeles. Cal., by
the refusal of Dr. Armstrong G.
Pratt to sign birth certlicates for
the quadruplets supposed to hive
been born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Wilson, of that place, and the health
department of Los Angeles Ise mak
lg an investigation Into the case.
Dr. Pratt has declared that In his
opinion none of the infants was boru
at the W ison residence and that all
ad been born previous to the day
they were supposed to have been.
He declares that Mrs. Wilson confess
ed to him thatt the babies had been
taken to the house by a woman who
had assisted her In perpetrating the
hoax and that one of the infaat
was six weeks old, another a week
old, and the other two were about
24 hours old when he first saw them.
The woman, according to Dr.
Pratt, not only admitted that the
quadruplets were nor genuine, but
two sets of triplets, which arrived
at the W!lson home in past years.
and which brought a letter of ree-j
rmendation and a signed photo
rph from Presiden: Roosevelt were
made up of infant waifs picked up
at various institutIons. According
t the woman her husband wanted a
large family. and that her only
cenuIne child was an infant born
25 years ago and which died whle
a baby. After Its death Mrs. WIlson.
said she longed for children of her
own, and at last h~t upon the ldea
of having the make-believe appea~r
ances of the stork.
The concessions in prices secured
throuh the anti meat strike are an.
impressive illustration of what can
e done when people quit the ''devIl
ake the hindmost policy" and act as
IKills Huge Snake.
A snake fifteen feet long and nyve
nces in dia'neter that hal oe-n
-raw!!ng along one of the principal
-sidIent streets of Jersey City was
-ut in halit by a trolley car last night.
rhe- police believe that the snake had
sce fromn some animal show int
Dr. Wiley, government chemis:. is I
ettng after sewage fattened oyst-rs.t
)nc it was said everybody ate a
eck of dirt in a life time, but ac
ording to modern sanitary Ideas It t
ele of humna food
eelved such em
ilness and whlMe
rom the most
I author es.
iest award when
DIED IN A ME
One Hundred Lives Sded Ot By a
AT PRIMER, COLORADO
The Awful Disaster is Said to be the
Worst that Has Ever Happened Ia
the History of Western Coal Mbn
Ing and Has Cast Gloom Over the
A dispatch from Primero, Col.,
says more than a hundred men are
believed to have been killed by a
terrifc explosion in the Primero mine
of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com
pany at 4:30 Monday afternoon.
Eight bodies have been recovered
and rescue parties are making des
perate efforts to reach the Interior
workings cut off from the outside by
the caring of the main shaft.
Three men were killed at the
mouth of the mine slope by the force
of the explosion.
Both fans with which the mine is
equipped were shattered and it was
impossible to enter the mine until
they were repaired.
As soon as the fans were repaired
General Superintendent J. F. Thomp.
son and a rescue party entered by the
main air shaft, but they were unable
to reach the main shaft, which Is
completely blocked. The party re
turned to the surface after securing .
1ve bodies, which were badly burned.
A party equipped with oxygen he!
mets replaced this party, the work
ings were reached through an air
shaft and they are now searching
for more bodies.
Miuers were rushed to Primnero
from Trinidad, Segundo, Starkvllle,
Sopris and Coperville. and are labor
ing frantically to clear away the
main shaft, relieving, each other ev
ery few minutes. It is impossible to
determine how far the main shaft
has caved, and It may be days before
the shaft is cleared and the total
death list known.
There is little hope that any of the
men In the mine are alive. The cm
pany clerk reports that 79 safety
lamps are missing, and It Is sure that
that number of men ate entombed.
Many of the miners, however, say
that 150 men are missing.
-Most of the men are Slays and
Hungarians. Pit Boss Wilhelm Is
known to be among the missing..
The camp Is a scene of Indescrib
able horror. While every able
man Is taking his turn with pickal
shovel to clear the shaft, the wOen
cnd children, kept back by ~fpes,
have gathered about the a weep
lng and calling wildly upgn. their
loved ones, who have notAee~n found.
At ten o'clocle Monday night fif
teen bodies had oeen recovered from
one of the main slopes. The bodies
Iwere literally blown to pieces and
Officials of the company state that
the disaster is the worst in the hts
tory of the coal mining In the West.
A similar explosion, in which 20
were killed. occurred in the same
property January 23, 1907.
Superintendent of the Wooten
Mines, and J. E. Minley, mine In
spector. will head another rescue
party, as soon as batteries for electrie
lights arrive by special train.
Members of the special rescue par
ty say that the effect of the explosion
underground is indescribable. The
bodies recovered were horribly bura
ed and unrecognizable. One body
was Impaled on broken timbers.
GrIDE SA VED BY TOURIST.
Hangs on the Safety Rope Until Help
Came to Their Aid.
Hermann Biner, one of the most
popular Alpine guides at Zermatt,
Switzerlan~d, had a terrifying exper
ience while making an ascent of the
Breithorn, and was only saved from
death by the heroism of the tourist
who accompanied him.
Bluer was engaged by Dr. Shivel,
a Munich physician. to guide him to
the summit of the Breithorn. which
Is 13.000 feet hIgh. A fter the Doctor
had crossed a snow-covered crevasse
abovA the Theodule pass, Biner at
tempted to follow, but the snow
The guide dropped thirty feet over
a precipIce and remained suspended
by the rope which bound him to Dr.
Shive!. The latter. notwithstandnig
:he terrible strain, managed to hold
he guide in midair for two hours.
nanwhile shouilting for help.
W~hen the Doctor was nearly ex
lauset and fiuer had shouted to himn
:o cut the rope and save himself, two
'?alian smugglers, heavily laden,
:amne over the Theodidle pass.
H-earing the shouts they rescued
he guide and assisted Dr. Shivel,
onveyed hIm nearly to Zermatt.
hen the smurtlers disappeared bar
ne reud to accept any reward for
It's better to have a foolish belief
hat comnforts you than a wjse one