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.FIUDAY, JANUAttY 3, 1008.
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TOljEXPLAIN THE HARRISON,
J., MURDER MYSTERY.
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Come to the Police, One Writer Say
Trig that He Escorted the
Woman to the Marshes and
Now York, Jan. 3. Interest In th
mystery surrounding tho murder ol
the woman whoso body was found ir
the marshes of the Passaic river noai
Harrison, N. J., on December 20, lint
now reached the crank stage and tlie
jiollce are deluged with letters alletf
Inp Identification of the dead woman
possible suggestions as to finding hct
slayer, weird theories about the mo
tlvo Jor her death and any amount ol
moro or less rational ndvlco as tc
what should bo dono by the uuthori
One writer recalls a story by Kdeai
Allen I'ou, which, to his mind, can
hardly fall to lead to :i solution ol
tho murder, and another contrlbutoi
to tho police records goes so far as to
admit that ho was tho man who es
corted the woman to the marshes and
there stunned her with blows on the
head. He Is uulte sure he did not
kill her, but thinks thut upon regain
ing her senses she must have drown
The writer describes himself as n
Xorweglan. He says he mot the wo
man in Brooklyn four years ago and
became Intimate with her. Sho de
serted him, but he met her several
timet, even after he had moved from
Brooklyn to Philadelphia. On Christ
mas' day, he writes, he met her In
Newark. They rode to Harrison on a
trolley car and got ofT at First street.
As thoy walked across the meadown
the woman asked him to marry her,
saying shb had letters which would
force him to do It.
Tho letter writer' says he attacked
the woman to gain possession of the
letters, tearing off her clothes, piece
by piece, in search of them. She
fought him all the time. Finally
when he had failed to Und tho lottors,
he struck her In the back of the head
and she fell Insensible. Ho says he
did not throw her body into the pond
and that sho must have walked to It
and1 fallen in after ho struck tho blow.
The writer, though ho gives all those
details, does not give his name.
Though eight days have elapsed there
is no positive cluo to the victim's
A Deficit of $8,500,000.
Washington, Jan. 3. The monthly
statement of tho government receipts
and expenditures shows that for the
month of December, 1907, tho re
ceipts were $47,2S'3,S2S and tho expen
dlturea $G5,S1S,S73, leaving a deficit
for tho month of $8,533,000.
Increase In Public Debt.
Washington, Jan. 3. Tho monthly
statement of tho public debt shows
that at tho closo of business Deccm
bei 81, 1007, tho debt, less cash In the
treasury, amounted to $38-1,030,831,
which Is an Increase for the month oi
f ! 550,092.
Steamship Sank During a Storm
Mexico City, Jnn. 3. Itoman Portas,
second offlcer of the steamer Ibero,
the vessel which has not been heard
from for sevoral wcoks, has arrived
at Vera Cruz. Ho says the vessel
sank In a storm on tho night of De
cember 2 and" all on board were lost
A Gain In Shipbuilding.
Washington, Jan. 3. During tho
calendar year 1907 tho bureau of
navigation roports 1.05C vessels ol
C20.D03 gross tons built In the United
States, compared with 1,045 vessels
ot 393,291 tons In 1906.
Refused to Instruct Foreigners.
Utlca, N. Y Jan. 3. A Btrlko that
Is expected to assume grave Inipor
tance was inaugurated Thursday In
the McKlnnon mills, tho principal In
dustry In Little Falls. Forty-one spin
ners who hud been notified to In
struct Poles and oilier foreigners to
work looms, refused to ohoy the or
der and declined to go to work. Soma
of tho departments of tho mill are
running, but unless thore is a speedy
settlement tho employment of 3,000.
persons will bo affected.
Jap3 are Held Without Ball.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 3. In police
court Thursday threo Japanese np
peared on a charge of attempted mur
der In connection with the stabbing
ot throe firemen on Wednesday. The
accused wero remanded, ball being
refused. Reports from tho hospital
state that two of the firemen stabbed
are doing well, but will not be out of
the hospital for several days. The
third fireman was only slightly hurt
Imlt Advertising Pages.
Aifcfralld Una placed a heavy duty
op allgnatYazlnes containing advertis
ing fciltter in a proportion of more
thanscjie-flfth of the general contents,
Autlialed magazines are ono of tho
'fSr'ttrBBults of the now tariff. Sub
cjibers to many popular monthlies are
wrltlflg to tho Melbourne papers, In
dlintntly, complaining of the condition
Ik which, the last numbers reached
' "tlwfh- Nearly u! the advertising pages
tjbwj by' tho agents with tho permls
tioH v6f the minister of customs, who
kali ' granted tho. publishers four
roonwiB' graco to mako fresh arrange
b(s. , Tie Melbourne manager of
M .well-known magazine says that It
kwt.Mthcrto been sold In Australia at
r ', UMBw.W" H'i" Provision in me
IQPjr Wist it MUf6eu v price in tuiure
jMuiMitUlakfi tban SO cents.
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WHEN THE NAVY PUTS DOCTORS" IN COMMAND OT THE HOSPITAL
lay McCutcheon, In Chicago Dally Tribunal
Tie a fearful thing In winter
To be shattered by the blast,
And to hear the trumpet thunders
"Amputate the mastl"
WERE MANY PARTY LEADERS Al
A MEETING CALLED
TO AID HUGHES' CANDIDACY
Plans for a State Organization Wcr
Mapped Out by Those Who At
tended a Conference Hold
In Albany, N. Y.
Albany, N. Y Jan. 3. Plans for n
state organization In the Interest ol
tho nomination of Gov. Hughes fot
president ot tho United States by the
republican national convention were
tnado Thursday at a conference of re
publicans, legislators und others, In
this city.. State Senator Alfred K.
Page, of Now York, presided and
there were also present Congressman
Waldo, of Brooklyn; Stato Superin
tendent of Prisons C. V. Collins
Stnto Water Commissioner John A.
Sleichcr, Republic. Stato Commit
teeman H, tl. Tenuant, Charles II.
Young, president of tho Now York
Republican club, and A. D. Huinphroy
who Introduced in that club tho re-
cent resolution endorsing Hughes for
ino presidency. .
Assemblyman Merrltt, of St. Law-
ronce, who Is to bo majority leader In
tho assembly, was expected, but sent
word that ho was Indisposed. '
Senator ' John Rnlnes, republican
leader In the senate; Superintendent
Of Public Works Froderick C. Ste
vens, Spealcer Wudsworth and Sena
tor Saxe, of Now York, tho attitude
of each of whom Is of special Interest
In thin connection, wero not present
"All these present at tho confer
ence," said Senator Pago, "declared
that there was a strong public senti
ment In favor ot tho nomination of
Gov. Hughes, and It was agreed that
a provisional organization should be
Instituted by the selection of a' man
J In each assembly district. Further
meeting was iert mmjoct to tho call
of myself as chairman."
"Do you Intend that tho organiza
tion shall bo confined to republic
ans?" the senator was asked.
"Oh, yes. It will be composed' of re
publicans," Senator Pago replied.
"I believe tho republican conven
tion will Instruct Its delegates In
favor of Hughes."
Tho governor was Informed of the
action of tho conference, but-declined
to make any comment.
Plotters' Plana Miscarried,
St. Petersburg, Jan. 3. Tho police
Kavo arrested 19 persons accused of
conspiring to murder tho dowager
empress, Mario Feodorovna, upon her
return from abroad three weeks ago.
According to tho police tho conspir
ators wore so certain of success that
tlioy Inserted an announcement In
tho death column of tho Novoo Vro
mya of December 11 concerning
"Marie Feodorovna Romanqva," Invit
ing friends to attend a requiem
muss at u fictitious church.
Ten-Year-Old Ooy Killed His Cousin.
Raleigh, N. 0 Jau. 3. Advices
from Fayettovlllo, N. C, state that
oh New Year's nlgltf about six miles
west of that placo Olllo Manuol, aged
10, stabbqd to tho heart and killed
J.'ueh Manuel, his cousin, aged 12, and
at,' sight of the boy falling dead tho
grandmother, Monlo Manuol, expired
Wealthy Man Suicided.
Bcllovllle, III., Jan. 3. Sufforlng
from melancholia, Charles Becker, C7
years, of age, director of tho Natlonnl
Bank of Bellevtllo, committed suicide
Thursday by shooting. Becker was
state treasurer In 1888,-Borvlng undor
Gov. Flfor. His wealth Is estimated
A Dank Failure In Colorado,
Rockyfon), Col., Jan. 3. Tho State
Bank of Rockyford closed its doors
Thursday following iv run. Tho llnhijl
ties exceed $100,000 and tho assets
are placed at over $525,000, mulnly
lounu ou fund lauds.
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mere" sustained the Charges.
Philadelphia, Jan. 3. The nine
"triers" appointed to hear charges
preferred ngalnst Bcv. William H.
Shaffer, presiding older of tho West
district of the Philadelphia Methodist
Episcopal conference, returned a ver
dict last night against tho accused.
Dr. Shaffer is charged with "conduct
unbecoming a minister" In his rela
tions with Mrs. Martha Delchley,
postmistress at Morgantown, Pa.
"The triers" decided that tho charges
had been sustained and Dr. Shaffer
stands suspended from all ministerial
services pending the meeting ot tho
conference In March, beforo which ho
will be formailv tried.
Wants to Kill His Former Partner.
Cleveland, Jan. 8. "I want to put a
bullet through Frank Vlna'a brain my
self. It aught to bn my privilege and
rlghL" Attornoy Kdward David, tho
missing man's partner, made, that
statement Thursday. Asked If ho
had any Idea as to Vlna's whore
uboutS, David snhl: "Not the remot
est. 1 wish I did. If I could locate
tho scoundrel I would shoot him. Ho
has ruined mo und hundreds or other
Endorsed Taft and Thomas.
Cleveland, Jan. 3. Wllllnm II. Taft
for president and Aubrey Thomas for
congress worn endorsed at a meeting
of tho Nineteenth district con
gressional republican committee held
hero Thursday. Tho district Is com
posed ot Ashtabula, Geauga, Portugo,
summit and Trumbull counties.
Thomas has represented this district
In congress three terms and Is again
Saloons In Cleveland Increase.
Cleveland, Jan. 3. Reports on tho
liquor tux for tho last halt of 1907,
made public Thursday by Deputy
Auditor Carran, show that tho total
collections In Cuyahoga county wero
$1,010,037, ns against $933,511 for the
saiuo period last year.- Thore has
been an lucreaso of 100 In tho num
ber of saloons In tho county. There
are 2,000 In Cleveland now.
Gave the Jobs to Forakcr Men.
Alllahco, O., Jan. 3, Tho now
board of public service, composed of
Frank Transitu and W. II. 'Ramsey,
iron manufacturers, and C. C. Baker,
bank president, all Foraker support
ers, on Thursday smashed civil serv
Ico rules by dropping from the city
pay rolls overy democrat and Roose
velt republican under their control
and substituting Forukcrltos.
Old Man Assaulted by Footpads.
Cortland, 0 Jan. 3, Two highway
men attackod Roland Rising, aged 82,
on tho outskirts of tho town Wednes
day night. One pinioned tho old
man's arms behind him, tho othor
wrenched tho old man'a cano out oi
his hands und struck him across tho
face; breaking his noso, Thoy robbed
Rising of $1.G0.
Mud Throwers are Punished.
Medina, 0 Jan. 3. Tho hoys of So
villa have been mado to realize that
tho lid Is an. Somo lads amused
themselves by throwing mud against
the newly painted baud stand. They
were caught by Marshal Weaver, who
made thorn scrub tho bespattered
stand with soup und wator.
Dayton Industries Resume.
Dayton, 0 Jan. 3. Tho Piatt Iron
works, oniploylng hundreds of mon,
the steel mills of tho Harney & Smith
Car Co., the Drowned) boiler shop
and sovOral othor establishments
hero rosumed operations Thursday
after a shutdown due to a lack ot or
ders, Boy Killed His Little Sister.
Stoubenvllle, O., Jan, 3. ICIa Mont
gomery, aged 0, wns ehot and klfled
by hor brother Churlea at their homo
threo miles west of here, Tho boy
was. handling a revo)vor which ho did
not know was Jprtded, It was acci
A Record of Fatalities,
Columbus. 0 Jon, 3, Sixty-one
persons mot death on railroads In
Ohio tlurlng Docombor, no;ordng U
tho monthly report ofv tin! rallwaj
commission. Klectrlu roads had ou!
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' ?fcl4immedfatBl to.Pho's
Cure. It nllay tho Inflam
mation, stops; "tha counta
and henh the i lacerated siir
laco, 1'iso's Curq can bo do-ni-naVd
u pon to kIvc- most ben
eficial rcsulu In nil couch.
cold. bronchitis and lunlt
atfcf.tlons. ttjr its faithful tino
cuuiihs hayo been
CHRONICLES OF A DAY IN OHIO
Inspector Morgan's Annual Report.
Columbus, O., Jan. 3. State Fac
tory Inspector John H. Morgan illcd
the tttinu.til report of that department
with Gov. Harris Thursday. Ho sug
gests thut1 In his work with uako
shops better results could bo secured
If ho wero empowered to close a shop
that did not promptly conform to his
orders. High explosives have come
to bo necessities In our Industries,
but tho laws governing tho use oi
them, he says, tiro a mass of contra
dictions. It Is expected that the
codifying commission will strengthen
these out. The Inspector calls atten
tion to danger In moving picture
shows from lack of exits and unscien
tific manner of handling tho crowds
State School Commissioner Reports.
Columbus, O., Jan. 3. Ohio spent
on her schools for tho year ending
August 31, 1907, tho total sum of $22,
457,234. This Is tho most notable
fact brought out In tho nnnunl report
of tho state school commissioner that
was filed with tho governor Thursday.
There has been nn (unusually large
lncrcaso In tho nverago compensation
of teachers. B,oth tho enumeration
and tho enrollment wero a little less
than for 190G. The total value of the
school property In tho stato Is placed
ut $GG,782,999. Tho total number of
teachers employed during tho year
was 20,517. Tho total .enumeration of
school youth was 1,248,089, In which
tho boys exceed tho girls by 32,037.
A Bankruptcy Petition.
Cleveland, Jan. 3. Involuntary
bankruptcy proceedings wero begun
ngalnst Harry Schmiek, cashier of
the First Notional Bonk of Loetonla,
In United States district court Thurs
day. The petition was filed by Frank
Mlchlnard, tho bank's receiver, follow
ing tho arrest of Schmiek and his
father, Wednesday, on charges of
misapplying funds nnd making false
reports as to the bank's condition.
Tho liabilities charged In tho bank
ruptcy Bchcdulo amount to $32,711.
short news Items.
Robbers blew open tho(vault of tho
McCurtaln, Okla., stato bank, secured
$3,000 In gold nnd silver und escaped.
Tho First National Bank of Mingo
Junction, O., which closed Its doors
November 9, 1907, has reopened for
Capt K. K. Plllsbury has been se
lected as chief of tho navigation bu
reau of tho navy department, succeed
ing Rear Admiral Brownson.
There has been a gain in tho stock
ot gold and silver coins In tho United
States sluro June 30, 1907, of $118,
080,508, us- rollows: Gold no Ins $109,
507,732; silver coin $9,178,770. Tho
total stock ot gold and silver coin In
the United States on January 1, 1908,
A Good Thing for Lazy People.
Chicago, 1an. 3. Dr. Slebol, a
physician of this city, announced
Thursday before tho Association for
tho Advancement of Sclcnco that he
hns discovered a method of generat
ing energy within tho human body,
lib assorted that electricity stored in
the human body can lie released and
mado to do work. This work, ho
said, Is tho prolongation of life
through tho additional vitality sup
plied to the human body working as
Its own electrical generator. Dr. Sle
bel announced that nutritive elements
sitch as ulcohol, sugar and fats during
their consumption by tho human hotly
act as generators of electricity in
tho miniature batteries that comprise
tho muscular structure.
A Decrease In Gold Production.
Washington, Jan. 3. Tho produc
tion of gold Un tho United States foil
oft $4,753,40rin 1907 as against 190Q,
whereas the amount of silver produc
ed was Increased by pvor 1,000,000
ounces. Alaska's gold production
fell off a little moro than $3,000,000,
according to tho preliminary report
of the director of tho mint Colorado
led all tho statos In 1907 In tho pro
duction of gold, as it did In 1900. The
amount, however, was reduced from
nearly $23,00,000 in 1900 to nearly
$21,000,000 In 1907. Montana leurts
tho list in tho production of silver
with 12,118,00,0 flno ounces, with Col
orado and Utah only a few thousand
Explosion Killed Two Women.
Rochestor, N. Y Jan. 3. In an ex
plosion that wrecked a building of tho
Rochester Fireworks Co, Thursday
ono young woman, Sadie Ernst, was
instantly Killed, a second, Mrs. Lillian
u connor, recently married, was so
badly Injured that she died at a hos
pital nrw a third, May Caljlgan, wail
seriously burnod, but Is oxpected to
recover. Tho explosion Occurred In
tho finishing room ot u building, of
tho company's plant In Main street
and tho force of It blow out ono side
of the building and caused tho rdof to
The Wal6h Trfal Is Resumed.
Chicago, Jan. 3. Testimony was In
troduced Thursday in tho trjal of
John R. Walsh to shpiv that the prop
erties to which ho Is alleged to have
diverted tho funds ot the Chicago na
tional bank were in good physical
and financial condition. Tho trial
ivas resumed after un Interruption
' duo to the illness ot, a juror.
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LONG MISSING HEIR tiETURNS.
Man Who Left Home 17 Years Ago
Comes Back to Get $12,000.
Lancaster, Pa., -Jail. Q.r-Althoueh
officially declared dead years ago and
for years Uellevod by his wife and
friends herd to have died, 'George M.
Gable appeared In tho local court
Thursday to claim $12,000 from tho
estate of his undo, Jacob Odblo. Sev
enteen years ago Gable disappeared,
leaving his wife and several small
children. All offorts to traco him
fulled und his wifo believing him
dead, remarried. '',
When Jacob Gable died in 1901
Gable, ono of the heirs, wmi declared
dead by tho court. The executors,
however, refused to pay over tho In
heritance to his widow and Instituted
a search which resulted' In the long
missing man being found In Sacra
mento. Cal. Gablo came eust and
was identified In court by tho wife lie
left 17 yenrs ago as the rightful
heir. Tho woman's second husbund
bus begun proceedings for a divorce.
Narrow Escape 'from a Big Wreck.
Westboro, Mass., Jan. 3. Five cars
of tho Chicago express on tho Boston
& Albany railroad which left Boston
at 4:45 oclock Thursday wero derail
ed by the breaking of a wheel just
west of hero. The passengers escap
ed serious Injuries, but four dining
car employes, ull colored, wero hurt.
It was only by tho narrowest chance
that tho wreck was not a most tiisas
trous one, for a Boston-bound express
grazed tho 'derailed cars just as thoy
wero toppling over the eastbound
track, which thoy afterward blocked.
Had tho derailment occurred a frac
tion of a mlnuto enrllor the eastbound
train would havo dashed Into the
wreck. As It wns the Boston-bound
express toro out nearly all tho win
dows of the dining car.
Fell '(SO Feet and Still Lives.
Now York, Jan. 3. After falling
150 feet from tho Blackwoll's Island
bridge Into tho East river Thursday,
Honry Smith swam ashore, not seri
ously harmed by a fall which ordi
narily would havo beenl fatal. Smith
wns at work on tho brldgo und
tumbled off of ono of the great
beams. In tumbling his head struck
against a chain which dangled from
tho brldgo and 'lie suffered n painful
scalp wound. Turning In the nlr he
struck tho water foot foremost. Had
he landed in nny other way tho shock
would have killed him.
Willed $105,000 to Churches.
Pittsburg, Jan. 3. Tho will of Leo
pold Vllsapk, lato head of the Pitts
burg Brewing Co., filed Thursday, dis
poses of nn estate worth between $5,
000,000 and $0,000,000. Catholic
churches, hospitals and homes in this
Vicinity are beiiucdthcd $105,000. Tle
residue of tho estuto Is left in trust
for the children.
Automobile Accident was Fatal.
Pittsburg. Jan. 3. Howtird E.
Goettmait, 22 years old, emu of the
proprietors of a restaurant, was killed
in an automobile accident shortly af
ter midnight. Ho was riding In an
automobllo when the tiro of u wheel
cumc off and the machine turned tur
tle. Gocttmau wns held prisoner by
the tonneati resting upon hid neck.
NO ROOM FOR CONTROVERSY.
Old Gentleman Fully Indorsed Actor's
Lllco othor actresses Miss Josslo
Bttsloy delights In seeing a good play,
and takes advantage of every occas
ion, when sho la not playing hersoir,
to visit ono or another of tho theaters
In tho city whore sho may hoppon to
bo. Two years ago sho chanced to bo
In Chicago on a Sunday night. Look
ing over tho advortlsomonts in the
nowspaper sho decided to ceo a well
known comedy written by a widoly
known playwright. Sho sat In a box,
and directly below hor In two orches
tra chairs In tho fifth row wero seated
an aged couplo whd bore, every mark
of tho rustic typo. Both, it appeared
boforo tho play had progressed vor.y
fur, wore very much Interested, but
tho old gontloman was hard of hoar
Ing, and dopended on his wlfo for the
repetition of many of tho lines that
A well-known actor, who shall bo
nameless In tho light of what follows,
but who Is swollen up with an Idea of
his own valuo and artistic achieve
ment, had tho leading part, and finally
camo to a lino that read!
"I'm rotten; rotten a through."
' Tho old gentleman turned to his
wife and said qulto loudly: "What does
Tho old lady leaned toward, him and
replied bo shrilly that half tho houso
"hoard hor: "Ho says ho's rotten all
"So ho is. So ho Js," returnod tho
old man, with dcop co-vlctlon. Bo
iiemlan. A Big Shrinkage.
Now York, Jan. 3. After bolng In
tho hands of receivers for. seven and
a halt year3, the assots of the Repub
lic Savings und Loan association have
shrunk from ?1,08C,000 to $30,000 and
tho stockholders aro to roceivo six
cents on tho dollar( according to tho
report of tho referee, which was fllod
Thursday with tho county clerk iu
Brooklyn; ' '
Rouse Religious Animosity.
A plcturo has boen used with suc
cess In eastern Dpngul by tho Hindoos
against tho Mohainmudans. It claims
to represent a group of Hindoo Idols
broken in a riot by Mohutumodans.
This picture has been paraded In .pro
cessions in all parts of India, and ex
cited Hindoo orators havo been point
ing to It ns a reason for breaking the
heads of ovory one who (a' not of their,
faith, bo ho 'European or Indian. The
images Jn question ,aro moroly roimh.
ly mado mud figures decked In tlnoel,.
which mo njimooR carry in procoaslon
at their festivals and, throw away
TYPE OF iftblA
inirTnTiH',iwii TlnrT'"i "nnrHfT i nffilM
A characteristic bit of Indian archltectdro Is the TnauBbleiiriV' 6f'tfi4
Emperor Humayoon at Delhi. This city was at ode time the capital of the
Patan and Mogul empires; It was the largest city In Hindustan, covering' a
space of 20 square mllos, and having a population of 2,000,000, .
REATEST BAT CAVE
JIG HOLE IN TEXAS HOUSES MIL
LIONS OF THE ANIMALS.
Jcnce Cloud of Flying Tenants
Emerces from Mouth of Cavern
Near Uvalde for Two Hours
Uvalde. Tex. Noar here Is a freak
f nature which In many ways rivals
)j Mammoth cave of Kentucky. Tho
'cxr.s -marvel Is not only n largoicave,
it It Ja Inhabited by countless thou--.nils
of bats. Located on tho Frio
I or, about 25 mllos from the town of
v.ildc, It has tho reputation of being
"j largsat bat etivo In a country
'alcli la Iijfostcd with scores of tho
ibtej-rnncnn bat roosts.
Furh evening n stream of tha flying
-dents, several foot In thickness,
mrs from the mouth of tho envtf for
"jctit two hours. Ml'llonn of the
.cnttjrerj,, pour forth ""til tho, flying
'rciiin lias' tho, appeurunco, of smoke,
'ho colttnin ot batrt retains n sym
'ettfril,!inno until it rises to a
elqVr (.r front 300 to 40Q feet above
u Mirth, It can easily bo seeirat a
'atanco of five miles und is ono of
Ho wonders of Texas.
The only known attempt, mado to
iirvey thu cave was mado by Dr. Wll
'Cm B. Phillips, formerly director of
!c,ToxiiB state mineral survey.
Dr. Phllllpn descended by n ropo to
i df-plh of nearly 200 foot when ho or
Ivctl at the first largo chamber of the
'five. There wAs none of tho Hying'
animals In tlils .gront underground
poscendlng yc.t farther, ho reached
t,ho second room ot .tho cave. Iluro,
ljnglng In millions to tho roof and
the walls, wero tho bats. Dr. Phil
lips made n thorough exploratldn of
(his lower cave, hut says it would' he
impossible to niuko nny estimate of
the number of huts which Inhabit .it.
Tho room was filled' with many thou
sands of tons of guano, but no at
tempt has been mado to utltlzo tho
stock of this vnluablo material found
by Dr. Phillips, owing to tho remote
ness of the oavo from nny railroad,1
Tho doctor fiuys tho spocles of bats
In tho cavo feed only on insects and
faro forth each evening for the pur
peso of hunting their food,
Dr. Phillips exploration was moro
or less superficial, owing td tho dan
gor of exploring those bat cavos. If
tho hats becomo ' nrousod thoy aro
llablo to mass around an Intruder, suf
focating him by shutting off from him
what llttlo puro nlr there Ib In tho
Honry Cograd nnd Tom Fetch, sons
of ranchmen In tho Frio rlvor locality,
barely escaped with their, lives aftor
a thrilling experience in tills particu
lar bat cavo.
They.wo.nt to tho cavern one after
noon for tho purpose of exploring it,
Finding tho ontrunco pretty small
they thought to onhirgq It by blnstlni.'
awny, some of ,tho rock about tho
aperture., Tho first ehargo of dyna
mite loosened much of. tho rock, but
failed to mak,o tho ontranco larger.
Tho two yaurjg oxplororn w.crb about
to fiifo n second charge when ho
millloiib o't bat's, aroused by tho
noleo, and Jar of tlfo first explosion,
Hwarrned forth. 'TJiJy camo1 pit In it
forceful.)- flying stream, anil both
young men wero Unockcij dcAvn hy .the,
lYrig column, ' " -( "
tho month of the cavp Is on tho
faco'of a- ollff, 150 feet above' the Frio
river, -The. only surface upon wjilcli
to stand s n narrow lodge just, bo'ow
In falling, boti boys went oft thlsj
!qd;e and worq only Bavfctl from drop
plng"to tholr death by' grabbing some
small shrubs which grow ou tho cliff.
To this 'mcagor support the young
m6n hud to cling tor pearly 'two
liqiirtf, w1ilfe tho bale poured In nn
ehdlesn. utrcahi out pf tho puvo, Whoit
llfethiat of the nrqatufes had passed,
tly? frightened youtlw pllmbcd bade
.urabn thn.-lcdUKr and iuado their Way
auwp win ymi mm uyumnuiu n hii.f
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JAPAN PAYS MUCH IN SUBSIDIES'.
One-Tenth of" Income Goes to' Cover
Large Field of Activities.
Washington. Japan pays annually
nbotit one-tenth of Its income Injsub
sidles nnd"nids which cover an In
teresting Held of activities. The
principal tnxes and the amounts col
lected during thu past year In Japan
wero: Land tax, $42,810,000; liquor
tax, $32,725,000; custom duties, $l8
059,500; stamp receipts, $8,9Ci,500!
textile consumption tax, $7,912,000;
sugar consumption tax, $5,5CO,000.
In subsidies, and aids tho following
nmounts were voted by the last ses
sion of tho diet: Steamship lines and
ship construction, $4,052,037; encou?
nsing" dcop-soa fishing, $C4,14'6;".m'e'r
chant mrtrlno schools fuijd, $94;353;
Instltuto of marine products, $56,918j
exposition, 1912, $1,014,070; commer
cial museums, etc., $18,208; govern
ment Iron works, $3,8C4;3G5; to on- ..
coilrago foreign trade, $50,000; obsefv; ,. ,
InK foreign market, $10,169; a'grlcuF- '
tttral aid, $731,953; Improving . 'tJ&gar ,
Industry, $30,790;. encouraging manu
facturing industries ,$19,000; fancy
mat inspection, .$27,830;. ,.labbratortes,'-M.,
for manufactiirtiig Industries',- $3255', '
aid to.flqrlcultiiro, $94,06?; mlho' shtfer
vlsion, $184,222; horse, administrative
bureau, $098,214; Hokkaido' colohlka
tlpn fund, $150,500; forestry, fund',.
$2,990,558; students sent abroad, $134,
441; bounties on exports, $43,800; .ex
perimenting in liquor brewing, $25,
446; experiments in salt manufacture,
$10,000; maintaining national Shinto
temples, $11,962; supervision of Jat
nnose residents abroad, $122,978; se
cret service fund for legations and"
consulates, $150,000. ' ,-,
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RU3SIA8 NEW WAR MACHINES.'
Submarine Boat and Instrument.
Aid Gunfire Tested.' .
St. Petersburg. Tho admiralty -is
conducting trials ot a submarine boat
of 11 now typo, Invonted by a Russian
engineer,' tho distinct! vo feature, qf
which is the elimination of the accu
mulators ordinarily used In subsurface
running. Tho new boat also employs
the' same motors above and below tf)e
Bttrfaco, Tho first now Bubmnrlm
boat of tho lake typo built hero, of- 60
tons above wutcr and 500 whan fully
submerged, will bo launched soon. ',
During the nutunin maneuvers 'of
tho "mosquito fleot," off thoVFinnlsh
coast, tho officers wero tested in now
tactics, submarine boats acting In con
junction wllh torpedo boats, which aro
said to have given remarkable re
sults.' Another nusslnnnavnl Invention'; Is
a system ot pyrosebpic fire control,
which has been constructed; at the ad
miralty works hero and will 'be. In
stalled and tried on ono of the bg
battleshlpfl. It Is' dp3lgnod to prevent
tho discharge of heavy guns except
when tho ship Iu on an oven keel, and
to avoid tho mlEses, resulting froni
BOY HAS ABNORMAL LlMBS.
Texas Lad Born with Five Joints to
' Lufkln, Tqx. Tho flyo-yar-olq son ,,
of Ah Ronfrrf, n'fn'rmflr, who lives hear H' t
hbre, Is said to bo tho most.jVQndqr-pJ
ful' Jointed boy in tho worldlEaeh;3
arm und oachleg has live JolntsTTh'e$ ( r "
Joints arc? 'perfectly" formeT"aliqV:fa- J
fitoadiof bolng an Inconvenience tothfl
boy,;lhey E.cnm' to ;bq" 9! tnucV' to I
Jllm jn getting arpund lively and .In 5
bending hlu Jjqdy p all, sori .oj ''
olpes. F(aci arm has a, Jo'lnU uslbi. "
low tbo olhow n nilothor,oInt,"hehW
tho shoulder, about ;hdwayt botyvopn
Ujq e,lbow and nhotildor joints', Each
log bus a Joint and Another Joint iwil
nbovo tho ankle. '
The arms nhd lcs dro porfeq'tly
formed in all othor respects, The boy
a unusually ittrong for 'his age1 as4
has never had any slcltness, In u;
nlng ho-brings all ot tho Joints of his
legs into playand-Hnifkes nfast
race. Ha can bend his arms uod. lego
Intel the shape pt ja ljoop and he pref
iVW IJ' otm ppppnran.co js u. Lrln
t'ho'BeveruV parts 0 thetjmhe'raUi! . -,..
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