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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., ^111 DAY, MAY 13,19?4.
HAD A TOUGH TIME.
An American .Young Lady School
Teacher in the Philip, ines
HAS QUITE A HARROWING TIME.
Her Experience Will Hardly Bo an
Imlucemeut for Other Amori
ean YOUIIJ? Ladle* to Go
Tho following is taken from The
Times, published at Manila, Philip
In connection with the alleged ne
glect of school teachers by the educa
tional department, the experience of
a young American woman as related
by a government employe, whose name
is withheld for obvious reason, may
throw some light on the subject, as it
is considered from the educator's point
of view. Here is the employe's story.
ROSY WORDING OF OFECIAL CIRCULAR.
"Tlie lady MU question accepted em
ployment as a school teacher in the
Philippines after reading the circular
issued by the educational department.
On arriving in Manila she found that
the cost of living and the purchasing
power of the small amount of money
of which she was possessed were not
at all as they were represented in the
circular referred to. When she con
sulted the superintendent of public
instruction on thesubject of ways and
means, she was told that the circular
was true at the time that it bad been
printed and was advised to make the
best of it.
BENT TO ?ATA?O IS PROVINCE.
"On her request tu be assigned to
duly as soon as pussiule, she was or
dered to a small pueblo ten miles
from the capital of Batangas province
for duty, and instructed to report to
the district superintendent of educa
tion at Batangas. Arriving there,
armed with a letter to the local rep
resentative of the educational depart
ment-, the teacher was told to pro
ceed to her station and was given a
letter of introduction to the 'presi
dente local' of the town where she ex
pected to work. The district .super
intendent informed her that there
bat? been a school in operation there
ferr two years, that there were books
"lind full paraphanalia of a school on
the ground and that the presidente
would provide everything necessary.
He also chartered a carretela and sent
the young teacher on ber way to her
ARRIVES AT BR "STATION."
"After a ten-mile jaunt over coun
try roads the young teacher landed in
a typical Filipino barrio. Inquiries
as to the whereabouts of the consta
bulary detachment (wh??h, she had
been told -!n Manila, existed there)
? OJI?M"?CU che U.A..xi abjirer-of the guile
less native, 'No bay.' The presidente's
house, a miserable native shack, was
iiually located, and the highest civil
authority, having been aroused with
pome difficulty, appeared clad in au
undershirt and a pair of drawers.
When he was presented with t he let
ter from the district .superintendent,
tlie presidente looked puzzled, turned
it over and said, '.Ni) sabe. '
"The teacher, tried, hungry and
frightened, lier mind full of t he stories
of bandoleros, opened the letter her
selfand explained in what little pid
gin Spanish she could command. ?Oat
she was the 'maestra.'
" 'Ail, si!" quoth the presidente,
and hauled her trunks oil' the caree
tela, dumping them in the road. He
then, by signs explained that he was
./very sleepy, and proceeded to lie down
afmong a heterogenous conglom?rat ion
off men and women who were lying on
thfc floor of his house.
~\OFKKKS TEACH Kit VI1.K DRINK.
"'Mic American girl, " aving had
nothing to eal since she had left the
steamer, sat on her trunk in the road
"Feeling .somewhat better after
this, she arodsed the sleeping presi
dente and asked for a drink of water.
He responded with a glass of vino,
and this being4; refused, tried some
beer. Finally lie dipped half a cocoa
nut sin ! Into an 'olia* on the edge of
which his game cock had been roost
ing. Being desperate, the young
teacher managed\,o make him under
stand that she wanted to see the
school. She was aaken to a tumble
down nipa shack, hW trunks dumped
in after her and ?he entire pueblo
relapsed into slumber.
"Unable to make lier wants known,
the girl sat on her trunk all night,
the only white perso \ in the village,
having had nothing tijreat for 2-1 hour
and Having her offers lo hwy food met
witli the characteristic 'No hay.'
"In the morning, v/Ornoutand faint
with hunger, (indinga no signs of
school anywhere, tr o| books or pupils
she dragged hor.self p> the house of
thc presidente and aisced for a carre
tela to take her bacW to Batangas,
thinking to state her c?ase to the dis
tric superintendent. \
PRESIDENTE FULL (iv DIGNITY.
'The presidente, however, at once
became very full of his dignity as the
representative of the civil government.
Ile would furnish no carretela, bc
would furnish no 'chow, she was the
'maestra' and was expected to provide
large portions o? 'illustration' at once.
Then he took another dri.ik of vino
and went to sleep again.
"Tlie frightened ?-nd bewildered
girl finally managed to charter a cara
bao cart and on that primitivo and
slow-moving vehicle arrived in Batan
gas, in the dead of t?lgbt in au uncon
SOLDIER KINDS UNCONSCIOUS GIRL.
"There being a military garrison at
Patangas, an American sentry found
the hull-cart with its unconscious oc
cupant and at once reported the state
of affairs to his commanding olllcer
When the girl school teacher recovered
consciousness she was in the house
where she received every care and at
tention until she was able to return
. "The district superintendent of
education did not appear on tho scene
until ten days had passed and the new
school teacher wad slowly regaining
strength. Then lie called and explain
ed that the teacher had been guilty
of a grave breach of discipline In leav
ing her post. She should have remain
ed there until she hod written to him
about conditions and he would have
forwarded the letter through proper
ehannels to Manila and await aotion
thereon as provided by the rules of
the service. 1
A H il Y OFFICER UPUIIAIDS SUPEKINTKK
"What the army ofllcers, whose
wife has saved the girl's life, said to
the district superintendent on hear
ing these remarks was worth going
miles to hear. ?s soon as the girl
was able, she came to Manila where
she was informed that she was not
entitled to transportation to America,
uot having completed three years'
service. So she bought a ticket on a
liner and went home."
MARRIAGE BROUGHT WEALTH.
Clara Schlemmer McCregor Cots a
Dowor ur $2,000,000.
A New York special to the Balti
more American says:
Married to Bradford McGregor two
years ago, when she knew him to be
dying, Clara Schlemmer today is the
heiress ol ?2,000,000, which comes to
her as his widow. Surrogate Sllkman
of White Plains, in partitioning the
$12,000,000 McGregor estate under
the wills of Bradford, the son and
Ambrose M. McGregor, his father,
who was a Standard Oil magnate, has
ordered this dower paid to her. The
residue goes to her mother-in-law.
Mr. Clara Schlemmer McGregor is
only 54 years old and beautiful. Brad
ford McGregor loved her devotedly,
and while on bis deathbed, followiug
an operatiau, he asked her to keep
troth with him, and she did. Since bc
died she has lived in Paris. The death
bed marriage of Bradford McGregor
and Miss Sehicmmer was one of the
sensations of New York in 1902. The
two young people had long been
sweethearts, and the fact that his
wealth gave McGregor a more im
portant position in tlie world than the
woman he loved held made no differ
ence to him. Both their families en mc.
of good stock. Tho largest part of the
McGregor estate consists of land hold
inns in Forlda and Ohio of an $8,000,
000. Tlie remainder consists of stan
dard Oil interest.
Spart anburg'H Grand UKI Man.
A dispatch from Spartaburg to The
State says Wednesday afternoon from
ISO to 200 men, representing all walks
in life, formed in a procession ir, the
city and marched to Dr. Carlisle's
residence. The host was totally una
ware of the visit or its object and see
ing the men coming he went to his
piazza and met them. Mr. S. J. Simp
son, as spokesman, made a very ap
propriate little address, congratulat
ing Spartanburg's grand old nan on
attaining his 79th anniversary and
wishing for him continued years of .
peace, usefulness and contentment.
Dr. Carlisle was deeply moved and !
spoke a few words in response in which |
he said that if he had 200 years to (
live and during that time felt that lie
had accomplished all the good possi
ble the incident of the afternoon
would recompense him. His eyes
then tilled with tears and he turned
to go inside but Mr. Simpson request
ed chat he be allowed the privilege of
shaking bauds with tlie doctor. This
was accorded to the entire crowd: thc
scene was one that will never be for
gotten by those who were witnesses.
Clue lu Wcntz Mystery?
A special from Bristol, Tenn., says:
There is a strong suspicion that Silas
Ison and Thomas Wright, Hie moun
taineers who were captured at Cum
berland Gap, Tenn., recently after
having been shot and wounded by olll
cers, had a hand in the mysterious
disappearance of Edward J. Went'/.,
the young millionalr who has been
missing since last October. Three
garments discovered in a house at Cla
morean which Ison and Wright form
erly occupied are believed to have been
the property of Went/.. < hie of these,
a pair of riding trousers has on it
what appears to he blood stains. The
woman of the family now occupying
the house declares the trousers are
Identically the same In appearance as
tho?.e worn by Went/.. The other gar
ments are tailor-made but unfinished
and bear a tag which shows that the
cloth came from Louisville. The men
suspected in this connection arc now
in jail at Ta'/.ewell, Tenn.
Curing r??r Federal Dead.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says the ladies of the city, led
by Mrs. Lenora C. Hubbard, have per
fected plans for exhuming Hie bodies
of. six Federal soldiers, which have
oien resting in an obscure corner of
the First Presbyterian church-yard,
and for reinterring them in suitably
marked graves in beautiful Silver
Brook cemetery. The city council at
its regular meeting last night, donat
ed to the ladies for this purpose one of
the handsomest lots in the cemetery.
A suitable memorial will bc erected,
and in Hie years to come the graves
of these man, who were no doubt just
as true and loyal to their country as
any how died for the Confederacy,
will he carried for as the graves of
soldiers should lie cared for. These
graves have for years been decorated
on Memorial days, just as tlie graves
of the Confederate dead, tait it is de
sired to do ever, more than that.
Dive Keepers Killed.
John Stevens, proprietor of the
'Frisco club, of Sherman, Texas, and
M. E. White, an employe, was killed
in a shooting affray Thursday with
Deputy Sherill Burris and Policemen
Oscar Kirk and Bob Barrons. Theoili
cers had entered Stevenson's place in
search of two negroes for whom they
had warrants. They became involved
in a dillictilfy with the proprietor
which resulted in the tragedy.
At St Louis in tlie presence of more
than a score Of men and women Paul
Moore, a traveling salesman of Cleve
land, ()., Friday, shot and killed him
self in a street car at the intersection
of two of the busiest thoroughfares in
the heart of the business section of
the city. He left a vote saying that
he committed suicide because he "had
no home, no wife and nothing to live
for." The note requested that Harry
Richey of Cleveland bc notitlcd.
YALU RED WITH GORE
Between Three and Four Tho sand
Soldiers Met Death in Conflict.
THE RUSSIAN REPORTS ARE IN.
The Emperor*Given Fall Statement
ul Battle. Troops Engaged in the
Encounter. The Kassians Say
tho Japs IiOBt Heavily.
A dispatch from St; Petersburg says
the emperor has received the' follow
ing telegram, under date of thb 3rd,
from General Kuropatkln:
"General Zassalitch's report dated
the Und, on the tight of May 1, says
that tlie battle was fought under the
" 'The Twelfth and Twenty-second
regiments and the Second and Third
batteries of the sixth brigade of ar
tillery were engaged in the battle
which began-wi th heavy cannonading
of our right flank by siege guns at
Wi ju ana Held batteries in the dis
" 'After a lull the fighting was re
sumed with extraordinary violence
against the left Hank of our main po
sition at Turenchen and our position
at Potietinsy. A fusilado was also
begun by small parties of Japanese
across the Ai river.
" 'Tlie .sit nat ion of the defenders'
position became increasingly dllllcult,
especially at Potietinsky, which was
bombarded on the front aud on both
"Thirty Japanese guns were pitted
against our battery at Potietinsky,
which, after having silenced the ene
my's mountain battery, directed Its lire
on the Japanese Infantry and sustain
ed a few losses so long as It was
not obliged to take up another pi
sltlon owing to the withdrawal of our
infantry from the bank.
"The Japanese under our fire made
continual attacks, but without having
recourse to thc bayonet.
"Japanese bodies lay in heaps at the
''Simultaneously with thc attack at
Potietinsky an attack was being made
on our left dank at Turenchen, and
the Russian trenches had to be aban
doned under the Japanese enfilading
tire. Our reserves several times min
gled with the tirst line, thus enabling
it for a lung time to maintain its po
" 'Finally all of the supports were
brought up in the tiring line, but ow
ing to the great distance from our
main reserves, it was impossible for
them tu reach the advanced force In
time, and our men retired from the
principal position to a' ther position
in the rear of Turencl. ?. , followed by
the concentrated tire o? the Japanese,
who could not make up their minds
to descend from the crest they occu
pied and face the HreV)f our babbies
at Poulemetts. They dug fresb ditches
und opened a heavy artillery tire on
our new position and began to turn
our left Hank towards Cbingow.
"'Two battalion i of the E'eventh
regiment and the Third battery of the
Third brigade of art illery belonging
to the main reserve were ordered to
Laofunhou. They occupied a position
with a double firing line, thus permit
ting our advanced line, which had suf
fered heavily, and our wounded to re
" "A battalion of the Eleventh regi
ment, both Hanks of which were re
peatedly turned by the enemy, ad
vanced with tixed bayonets, preceded
by buglers, to clear a passage. The
Japanese, however, declined a hand
to-hand conflict and recoiled.
" "In front of the regiment a chap
lain bearing a cross was struck by two
" 'It was only by advancing on the
Japanese, with the bayonet that the
Seventh (Vj regiment, was able to re
"On the arrival of the battalion of
the Tenth regiment all the troops
were able to beat a retreat.
"'The losses of the Eleventh and
Twelfth regiments were very great,
but they are not yet exactly known.
In the Eleventh the killed Included
Laming and Lieutenant Colonels l'o
met ti and Raievsky. The Twelfth
lost nine company commanders killed
" 'The Second and Third batteries
of the Sixth brigade, having lost the
greater number of their men and
horses, were compelled to abandon
their guns after rendering them use
less. For the same reason six guns of
the Third battery (?) of the Third
brigade of artillery and s Foulemets
winch c >uld not be brought away,
were also disabled. The mountain
ous nature of the country made il
impossible to save the guns by means
of drag ropes.
" 'l'p to the present 800 wounded,
including 14 ofticers, have been
brought to the hospital at Fenwang
cbeng. Their eventual transporta
tion elsewhere is fully assured.
" 'Japanese cavalry appeared to the
southeast of Fengwangcbeng, but
seeing two companies with two guns
opposed to lt, it did not venture to ap
" 'The transportation of the wound
ed by hired Chines heaters to Feng
waucheng was very dllllcult. Two
wheeled carts :.nd horses lent by cav
alry were also utilized for this purpose.
Most of the wounded, however, arriv
ed on foot assisted by their comrades,
and reached Fengwangcheng within
" 'Lieutenant General Zassalltch
declares that the troops retained their
morale, notwithstanding thc heavy
losses and are ready for fresh engage
" 'The Japanese losses were very
heavy at thc passage of the Al river,
at their position at Turencheng and
on the bill occupied by the two bat
talions of the Eleventh regiment.
" 'According to the statements of
participants in the battle at least
OOO to 4,000 were killed.M "
A Double murder.
Double murder occurred Wednesday
night in a farm ht use about four
miles trom Angelica, Allegheny Coun
ty N. Y. John Vancorder and half
sister were found on the lloor this
morning dead. Bullets were in their
bodies and the house was upset, Indi
cating that robbery had been done.
There is no cluo.
HAD A HARD TIME.
Shanghaied, Arrested as a Stowaway
and Convicted of Desertion.
After having been shanghaied in
Norfolk, Va., shipped in an English
tramp steamer as a fireman, put
ashore in England, forced to beat his
way back home, arrested when tlje
steamer was four days out as a stowa
way, and on his arrival In this coun
try, convicted by courtmartial, Fred
McDougal, a laudsman in the navy,
by order of the secretary of the navy,
has had his record made straight and
will be reimbursed for his losses.
Last June while absent on leave
from the Franklin, then at Hampton
Roads, McDougal was walking along
the streets or Norfolk one evening,
when a stranger insisted that he have
a drink. McDougal consented after
some protestation. The stranger
took him to a saloon In Water street,
where they had two glasses of beer,
and that is the last McDougal re
membered until bo found himself off
the English coast on the tramp
steamer St. Herbert bound for Rotter
dam. From there the steamer went
to Hamburg and thence to South
Shield, England where he was put
ashore with $2.25 in his pockets
as wages. Failing to secure assis
tance from the American counsel at
that place, Mci >ougal worked his way
?to Loudon and thence stowed away or
a cattle ship bound tor Haiti m u .
When four days out, be was arrested
and then the captain on his arrival at
Baltimore, turucd him over to the
police, who sent him in a few days to
the Franklin,-where he was tried by
courtmartial, convicted and sen
Shortly after his release, while In
Norfolk, McDougal met thc man who
had shanghaied him and had him ar
rested. He was Vance McCarty and
kept a boarding house, lie was lined
?$100 for accepting illegal fees. Mc
Dougal now lias been restored to good
standing and thc navy dcyartment is
considering plans to prevent shang
haiing of our sailors in coast towns.
Altai Y 0FF1UJSK JILTS A GIRL.
War Department Arks Him to Kx
phtln Why He Did lt.
Lieut. Col. William F. Pitcher of
thc Tw.ehly-cighth Infantry, who is
'stationed at San Francisco, has been
called upon hythe War department to
answer the charge of jilting Miss
Carolina Harold, a clerk in that de
Lieut. Col. Pitcher Is 51 years old.
He was horn in Texas and was ap
pointed to the Naval Academy and
after spending two years there was in
1871 commissioned as a second lieuten
ant in the army. In the complaint
tiled with the War department it ls
alleged that he became engaged to
Miss Harold six or seven months ago
and that at his earnest request she
gave up h?r"piSCB"4n thivdepari
shortly before the date lixed for the
wedding, about March I.
It is asserted that not only was the
date fixed, but that the bride-to-be
had purchased ber trousseau and a
dinner in honor of the approaching
event had been given by Hear Admi
ral Colby M. Chester, whose family
were old friends of Miss.Harold. Col.
Pitcher tlie day before the date se
lected for the marriage, went away
from Washington. It is alleged that
he made no excuse for his departure,
beyond leaving a note to the effect
that he had been "called away."
Miss Harold succeeded in securing
reinstatement in the war department
and apparently regarded the allair as
a closed incident. Some of her friends
to whom slie told the story urged her
to bring charge rainst Col. Pitcher,
but disliking not uictyshe declined to
do so. (hie of her friends, however,
tiled formal allegations at the depart
ment two weeks ago, and Lieut. Col.
Pitcher was called upon for an expla
Thc explanation was received a few
days ago. His only direct answer as
to his reasons for not marrying Miss
Harold was, it is understood, that he
had changed his mind. This and the
other answers to the questions put to
him were not regarded by the war de
partment olllciais as satisfactory, and
another request was sent him with
notice th it he must make categorical
answers to the department's inquiries.
Senator Simmons and Representative
Small, of North Carolina, have taken
up the cause of Miss Harold and are
pressing the war department to act.
The Deadly Automobile.
A dispatch from Chicago saya while
his nancee and another woman vainly
tried to lift thc heavy vehicle, ll. S.
Ringi of Chicago Heights was crushed
lo death in the mire of a ditch be
neath his oven urned automobile. The
accident occurred in tlie North
Chicago road nearly a mile from the
village of Chicago Heights. The oc
cupants of the automobile beside Mr.
Ringi were Miss Florence Rornholdt,
his tiancee, and Miss Elizabeth Cauedy.
On approaching the village Mr. Ringi
swerved into a ditch at the roadside,
and the occupants were thrown from
their stats. Miss Bornholdt was
severely injured by striking the fur
ther bank of the ditch anti was made
unconscious. Miss Canedy waa thrown
into thc water and escaped uninjured.
Miss Rornholdt regained conscious
ness and the young women began a
search foi their companion and saw
him struggling in the water and mire,
beneath tho overturned machine.
They attempted to move the automo
bile, but their efforts were unavailing,
and Mr. King i's head sank beneath
the water. *
Pell to His Death.
From a ladder 150 feet up the side,
of a temporary tower at Sieger, ill.,
Michael Trutciusfell to instant death.
Fifty fellow workmen in a piano fac
tory witnessed the plunge. The tower,
which is of steel and more than 200
feet high, bari been erected for the
use ol a photographer in taking a
bird's eye. view of the. town. Trutclu?,
who was 21 years of age, had boasted
that he would be the first person to
climb thc tower, adding: "I'll climb
to the top If I break my neck for it."
His companions cheered him on, and
he slowly climbed the wire ladder on
the outside. More and more halting
he ascended until wdien 150 feet high,
hestopp.id suddenly, clung desperate
ly and fell. Iiis neck was broken.
AMAZES THE HOSPITAL DOCTOHS.
Kasel, Who Was Known in
WUlIanisuurK ns the Chnln
H-wallowing Wonder, Is
ie New York American says the
surgeons of tiie German Hospital,
Wiljjamsburg, were amazed Wednes
day when, on opening the stomach of |
John; Fasel, of No. 24(5 Yareb street,
Williamsburg, who had complained of
severe pains, they took from that or- ?
yan-enough junk to stock a second
hand hardware store. More remarka-1
ble still, lt was the second time thatl
Fasel had submitted to such an ope
ration, with similar results. Fasel
recovered uuickly from the lirst ope
ration, which was performed more)
thanAfour years ago. That, of Wednes
day pas taxed his vitality seriously
and his recovery is doubtful.
Faiel is but twenty-three years old.
As ajtail?r he failed to make enough
money to meet Iiis modest needs, and
he determined to do something that |
by its seeming impossibility would I
become talked about, and insure a bet-j
ter income. Ile determined to be
come?,a ''human ostrich," and carried
out that determination with a serious
ness as pathetic as it was remarkably
ItKGAN SWALLOWING HAIRPINS.
He began swallowing hairpins, and
Unding that he could do that success
fully, substit uted nails and pins, and
gradually found that lie could even I
swaiiOw chains, kuys and pocket j
knives, without seriously interfering
with his stomach. He became what
he wanted to be-a wonder-and as
such conimr nded a high price for his
remarkable per formalices.
He likewise succeeded iii the greater
ambition of his life -tobo able to con
tribute more largely to the support of
ids parents. At first he continued
the work at the tailor shop and gave
his performances in the evenings.
Gradually, as his fame extended and
his income increased, he deserted the
shop and devoted himself exclusively
to his exhibit ions. He became known
as the ''Human Ostrich" and the
"Chain Swallower," and was in great)
k'HAT THE X-ltAY SHOWED.
At phe encl of fourteen weeks he was
comrialled to go to St. John's Hos
pital! in Brooklyn. To thc doctors
there he complained of pain and told
them] what he had b. en doing. The
surgeons were incredulous, but at
X-i on the stomach showed a ra*.iSs
of rn material that made them
coi au? operation was P.?CCS
v,^. ju?A>wff.n incti^a^Jn
.. .J, s made, and through it was
take ? collection of nails, chains,
pins, ^eedles, brass checks, a watcli
abd several other articles, weighing
altogether several pounds.
As soon as he had recovered Fasel
began again the strange career that,
he had mapped out for himself, lmt
with more caution. He studied him
self closely, and found that, it was pos
sible to swallow seemingly impossible
articles wit 1 unit danger. Aller each
exhibit ion he rested for several days.
He experienced little discomfort, un
til recently, when the pains that had
troubled him before returned. He
knew, after the usual remedies had
failed, that an operation only would
save him, and he had planned to be
operated on at the Bellevue Hospital
j VST TO PLEAS KHIS KR I EN OS.
But on Saturday night the John
Fasel Association, named after him,
gave an entertainment al Cent ral and
Willoughby avenues, and rather Mian
disappoint, his friends Fasel gave his
usual performance. Thc next day he
was taken MI violently ill thal he was
removed to the German Hospital.
Again the doctors listened t? Iiis
story with ilicreduility. Fasel had.
as a matter of precaution, kept a mem
orandum of thc things he had swal
lowed and knew what were to he. ac
counted for. He (old the doctors,
and they smiled at his story, lint the
X-ray again corroborated his strange
tale to snell an extent that they rea
lized, no matter what the result of
the operation might bc, it was thc
only chalice for life. House Surgeon
G. C. Fope concluded to perform the
operation Wednesday, and many other
surgeons were at the operating table
to witness I he. result. An incision four
inches long was made, ami gently as
possible the si omach was probed.
FISHED UP KEV AND CHAIN.
The probe .struck something m?
tallo, and one of the surgeons pul his
hand into the stomach and drew out a
key and watch chain; The doctors
gaspetl with astonishment.. The arti
cles wore among those enumerated by
Fasel. Again and again the hand
was gently inserted Into the wound,
and again and again brought forth ar
ticles snell as never before, except
perhaps in Fasel's former operation,
had brought from the stomach of a
living person. When at last the or
gan was found to be empty, ann upon
the. operating table lay the pile of
hardware, tho medical men were
speechless with astonishment. The
operation was a long and delicate, one
and had lasted for more than two
The patient's vitality had been
greatly exhausted by the long contin
uance under anaesthetics, and Hie
si lick of tho constant probing Ke
markable vitality indeed had been
d splayed by tho survival of the ope
ration at all, and should he recover,
lt will bo as inarvellovs as his feats.
With professional modesty 11 ie sur
geons attached to ?the hospital are
averse to discussing the remarkable
operation although acknowledging
their amazement OV< r the patient.
"lt was the most, remarkable col
lection of substances ever taken from
tho somach of a human teing," de
clared one of the surgeons Thursday.
"Of course wo know that, there are
glass eaters and nail eaters who ex
hibit their tricks in public, but 1
never before saw a stomach lilied will
nulls and pins and such stuffy
"Kasel would probably hav, had nt
dSftlculty had it not been for the fact
t hat Hie weight of the masi of hart
ware in Iiis stomach weighed down
that organ until the contents sagged
below the openhig of tho Intestines
and by remaining iii the stomach
The following ls a list of the tilings
ilshed from Fasel by the surgeons:
Six pocket knives, gold watch chain,
key ring chain, brass keys, small desk
key, four Yale lock keys, button
hook, fourteen wire nails, two iron
nails, four horseshoe nails, two pins.
A FAMILY OF BEGGARS.
Found Living in a Iii eli Mansion in
tho City ol' eulengo.
Living In a richly furnished house
on the West Side, Chicago, 111., a fam
ily of beggars was located after seven
years search. The long hunt ended
when Superintendent James Minnlck,
of the West Side Bureau of Charities,
took lu custody three small children of
Mrs. Missouri Boehm. Two hours later
live children were arrested and In the
afternoon Judge Brown, in the Juve
nile Court, put them In the care of
court olllce or sent them to institu
"I have had long experience with
unworthy beggars," said Minnlck to
Judge Brown, "but I believe this
Boehm family ls the worst exposed. In
Chicago for years. Ofllcers of the
Bureau of Charities have sought for
I seven years to find the family, which
they knew was soliciting alms."
In the family home at No. 9 Bing
ham street Probation Otlleer William
F. Stine found a piano and pianola,
expensive rugs and draperies, and fur
niture of costly woods. There were
closets and chests Ulled with clothing
and In thc basement were bales of
clothing appearently prepared for sale.
When the family was taken to court
Mrs. Boehm was declared by Minnlck
to have been for ten years a beggar in
Austin, Oak Park, aud the west side
Mlnnick tcstiGed that she sent out
her children to beg, and in thc last
four years more than one hundred let
ters have been written to the Bureau
of Charities by persons Interested in
the pleas of the begging children. The
children were declared to have opera
ted under half a score of aliases and
in their long experience under their
mother's tutelage lo have become ex
perts in deceiving.
Florence Boehm, eighteen years old,
who appeared to testify for her
brothers and sisters, whose-crying
nearly made court proceedings impos
sible, was accused of having been ar
rested on July 25 last for shoplifting
lined ?25 in the West Chicago Avenue
Police Court. The tine, the police said,
was paid from a wel-tilled purse.
The children accused of doing most
of the begglug were:
Joseph, thirteen years old, sent to
Industrial Home at Glenwood.
Grace, twelve, sent to illinois In
-diiatrJaLHi).-*-.: .. t Evanston.
To Africa, Says Turner.
"I am unwilling to sing 'America'
until this country is what it claims to
bc, "Sweet land of liberty," declared
Bishop H. M. Turner of Atlanta, Ga.,
at Friday night's session of the Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Conference
at Chicago. "The Negro In Science,"
was thc subject of the address de
livered by Bishop Turner, which
caused bira to take up every phase
of the negro question in this country
and led bim to say that this was not
the negro's home, but on the contrary
that God had allowed the negro to
come to this country to be enslaved
in order that he could be trained and
go back to his native land and make
it what it should be. In concluding
his address Bishop Turner said: "The
supreme court of the United States is
against us. We have good friends lu
this country, yet they are compara
tively few, and the only thing lett for
I us to du is to leave. Let us be men,
let us go where we can be men. The
negro is here, some declare that bc ls
here to stay, but ? doubt that very
mud) unless he is to stay under the
A Lucky Find.
While preparing to give away cer
tain articles of wearing apparel which
had belonged to his lately-deceased
wife, Stephen M. Whltebeck, a randi
er residing about six miles west of
Great Falls, Montana, found a pocket
in one of thc garments sowed shut,
and upon investigation found the re
ceptacle to contain a certificate of
deposit issued by the First National
Bank to Mrs. Whltbeck In the sum of
il25, and a further search among her
cl ?thing and personal belongings
brought to light currency, mortgages
and bonds valued at several thousand
dollars and which Whltbick claims
amount to $14,000. At the time of
thc death ol' Mrs. Whltbeck it was
not thought that any money or prop
erty was owned by the dead woman,
as both she and her husband had been
in almost indigent circumstances for
a number of years.
Fought to tho Death.
A special from Wilkesboro, N. C.,
says: As the result, lt ls understood,
Of an old feud, Hillary Key ls dead,
killed by Freeland Johnson In a furious
combat with knives and Johnson him
self lies at the point of death suffering
from ghastly wounds that may yet
result fatally, lt is rported that
?Johnson went over to Key's field to
hunt for some stray sheep. While
there he engaged In an altercation
with George Key fl nd fired at him
twice but failed to hit him. Hillary
Key, George's brother, then took up
thc quarrel and Johnson attacked him
willi it knife. Hillary's blade Instant
ly Hashed out, but Johnson was too
j quick for him stabbing and cutting
his life out in short order though In
doing so he himself received wounds
that may result fatally.
The Kural Libraries.
About half of thc appropriation of
$5,000 for rural school libraries has
been used up which means that about
250 libraries have been established.
Besides this there arc a number of
i applications now before the state
superintendent of education from
counties that have already establish
i ed twelve, the limit allowed by the
law this year. These will havf? tc
) walt until next year when the advo
?j cates of tho bill hope to have the ap
l proprlatlon Increased.
SCALDED TO DEATH.
Terrible Death of s Iilttle Girl ia the
The Columbia State says a pathetic
death occurred Thursday morning in
a tenement home of the Olympia mill
village when little 0-year-old Lassie
Weaver was released from pain.
Her suffering had been Intense for
10 hours. The evening before sbe
and her 11-year-old brother left their
borne to meet their father on his re
turn from work, and as they weie
crossing ''Hot branch," below the ex
haust from the big mill engines,
Lessie slipped on the log and fell into
the hot water. Her brave little
brother went to her and succeded In
pulling her out from the almost scald
ing stream. The little girl was car
ried to her home and a physician did
all in bis power to minister to the
child's silent suffering. At intervals
during the night she would whisper,
"Papa, I am comln'to meet you."
And these were the last words little
Lessie spoke before she passed away.
Mr. E. J. Waver, the father, works
in tne Olompia mill. His home on
Ashley avenue ls nearly a mlle from
the factory. 'His two little children
frequently met Lim returning from
work, but this was the first time they
had gone so far and they had never
attempted to cross "Hot branch" be
fore. The father did not known of
the catastrophe until he arrived from
his work a half hour later.
Fortunately Dr. S. F. Williams
happened to be at a nearby tenement
and attended the girl without any
delay. The burns extended over the
entire body and shortly the epidermis
pealed off. Dr. Williams stated
Thursday night that he did every
! thing h.e could to relieve the child of
pain, but notwithstanding this her
suffering was severe until the end 10
The little oue's remains were buried
Friday afternoon in the Granby
burial grounds, south of Olympia
"Hot branch" is so called because
its water is heated by the stream
coming out of the exhaust pipes from
the mill engines nearby. Why, If lt
ls so dangerous, lt has not been cover
ed over is a question which will now
likely be investigated.
DELAY OF FREIGHT.
Tho Hardest Fought Bill in tho Legis
lature Now a Law*.
The law In regard to the transpor
tation of freight promptly has just
gone into effect. It was probably
the hardest fought bill of the legisla
ture and was the last signed by the
governor. The law provides a penalty
for the unnecessary delay of freight.
The schedule is from midnight of
the day the freight Is received; not
over 100 miles, 72 hours; 100 to 200
irs. . Thc n avest route
by rail is taken, at the distance be
tween points. It prompt shipment is
wanted, the company must stamp the
notice on the bill of lading.
The second section of the act is:
"Tnat any such company failing to
comply with the provisions of this
act, except for good and sutllcient
cause, the burden of proving which
shall be on the company so failing,
shall be subject, in addition to the
liabilities and remedies now existing
for unreasonable delay in the trans- ,
portatlon of freight, to a penally of
$5 a day for every day of delay in ex- ,
cesss of the time hereinbefore limited,
to be recovered by any consignee who
may be injured in any way by such
delay, or by the owner or holder of
the bill of lading in any court ol' com
petent jurisdiction: Provided, That
the sum of the penalties received
shall not exceed the value of the
goods and transportation charges
thereon: Provided, further, That
any such company shall within ten
days after demanding in writing
therefor by any consignee of delayed
freight, or the owner or holder of the
bill of lading, furnish a statement in
writing specifying the date of its re
ceipt of such freight, the cause of
delay, and the name of the company
responsible thereof. Any company
falling to furnish such statement
shall forfeit to the party demanding
lt SI a day for each day in default, to
be recovered as aforesaid: Provided,
further, That If any such company
shall prove that no delay In violation
of this act occurred In the. transpor
tation of such frelgnt after receipt
thereof by it, and that lt extended
the notice that prompt shipment was
required to Its connecting line, and
that by the exercise of due diligence
lt was unable to discover the cause of
the delay or the name of the company
responsible therefor, lt shall be ex
cused from liability under this act."
A Virginia Desperado.
Robert Crockett, a Chesapake and
ohio railway special agent with head
quarters at Hinton, W. Va., was shot
and killed by Tom Owens, of Logan
county, W. Va , on a Chesapeake and
Ohio train on the Guyandotte branch
near Dig Ugly, W. Va., Tuesday
night. Owens had been arrested by a
constable and was being tried by a
justice of the peace on the chargo of
attempting to shoot a newsboy. While
the trial was in progress on tho train
( ?wens drew a knife but was seized by
Crockett and another man. Tho light
was then put out and owens tired a
shot which killed Crockett. Owens
jumped from the train and escaped. *
Houd Almost Nl.m orr.
At Donald on Sunday evening two
negroes, Foster Bradley and Will Dell,
had an altercation about some trivial
matter. Dradley left the house and
sat down on a log to his shoe. While
in this position Dell, it is charged,
stuck a shotgun out o." a crack of the
house and tired, almost decapitating
Dradley. Hell ls a mere boy and does
not seem to appreciate the enormity
of his crime. Dell is in jail at Abbe
A special from Dean fort to The
State says a negro girl and boy, Eliza
beth Cokcsone and Thomas Barnwell,
were drowned Saturday afternoon by
i falling into a deep tish hole while at
I tempting to wade across a shallow St.
Helena Island creek at low tide.
? Their bodies wero recovered Monday
aud buried. *
JAPS IN LUO TUNG.
Their Armies 'Are Kow Swarming
Over th? Penensula in
THE BEAU OF PORT ARTHUR.
Tho Hu UH i nu s Ac cup t the Fact With
Apparent Unconcern and Aa*
sert that the Fortress
A dispatch from St. Petersburg says
the ministry of war has received the
following telegram from Maj. Gen.
P?ug, chief of the military staff:
"According to the information I
have received, seven of the enemy's
transports, and afterwards about 40,
appeared opposite Pitsewo, on the
morning of May 4. On the morning
of May 5 the Japaneso began to land
at Pitsewo and on the coast near
Gape Terminal (about 15 miles south
west of Pitsewo) under cover of ar-.
tillery fire. At that moment about
60 transports were observed bearing
down upon the whole front, and our
posts retired from the shore. Ali
papers in the postofllee at Pitsewo
were removed and Russian Inhabitants
abandoned the town.
I "According to Chinese reports by
the evening of May 5th about 10,000
of the enemy's troops had landed and
had taken up ouarters in the Chinese
villages near thc points of debarka
tion. , The enemy sent two columns
of about one regiment each, one in a
westerly direction and the other to.,
"On May ? a passenger, train from
Port Arthur was fired upon a-mile
and a quarter outside Poland ion (about
40 miles north of Port Arthur); by
100 Japanese infantrymen occupying
the heights east of the raliway. The
train carried many passengers, 200
sick occupying ?,n ambulance car fly
ing the Red Cross flag. Two of the
sick were wounded. The train suc
ceeded In reaching Polandlen."
WHAT THE JAl'S SAY.
A dispatch from T. Kio. Japan,
says the report of Admiral Hosoya,
received Friday, Rives details of the
landing of Japanese troops on the
Llao Tung peninsula, suppressing the
location of the landing place. The
"Our seventh division, with torpedo
boats and the Hong Kon? Maru and
the Nippon Maru arrived from the
advance baso of the Llao Tung penin
sula at 5.30 May 5th. Discovering a*
number of the enemy's patrols we
bombarded them fora short time, and
then a landing party of sailors, Capt.
Nomoto leading, was ordered ashore.
It being low tide it was impossible to
use the boats and tue sailors plunged
Into the water, waded breast deep for
about 1,000 yards and reached the
hcaeluatf.3t?0 p. rn.UaroediaU'ly ad
vancing they took possession of a ran^o
of hills without firing a shot and
planting our flag on the hills.
"The gunboats Amagi, Osbiina and
Chiokat were employed to distract the
enemy's attention. They discovered
100 of the enemy and shelled them,
killing several. The first fleet of ;
transperts, on seeing our Hag displayed
on an eminence, began landing troops
at 8 p. m. The troops, win were
forced to wade ashore, were in high
spirits. In order to further facilitate
the landing of troops, piers are being
erected. Our division is assisting in t
RUSSIANS NOT WORRIED,
The Associated Press Agent at S.
Petersburg says Japanese troops*
swarming across the narrow neck of
the Liao Tung peninsula, the railroad
and telegraph communications cut
and the Russian Gibraltar isolated
and left to its own resources-all this
the Russians seem to accept with
These events have been anticipated
since the outbreak of the war and the
authorities, in a sense, appear to be re
lieved now that the blow has fallen.
They asserted that the fortress is Im
pregnable, and amply provisioned to
stand a siege for a year, and that it
can hold out until the time comes to
The Russian military authorities
seem reconciled to the cutting off of
tnelr stronghold but they are convinc
ed that the fortress ls Impregnable
against attacks by land or sea. Though
the enemy may invest Port Arthur,the
authorities do not believe the Japan
ese will undertake to storm the posi
The Russians say despite tne great
er number of Japanese, the general
staff believes that their formidable
fortification still leave the defensive
superiority with the Russians, whose
staying qualities, lt is contldent. will
Insure their holding out as long as
Lieut. Gen. Stoesell will have su
preme command at Port Arthur. Ile
ls described as a high class cammand
er. His recent proclamations show
that he is imbued with a determina
tion to hold Port Arthur until the
j last man is killed.
Five Minns lOritombml.
Five miners arc entombed and
believed to be dead as a result of a
tierce fire which ls burning in the
Locust Gap colliery of the Philadel
phia and Reading Coal and Iron com
pany. They arc: John Boglan,
Michael Boglan, Michael Shannon,
John Debo?, Wm. Massaskle. The
Ure started Friday night in the slope
and Massaskle, Shannon and the
Hoglans were cut off from escape be
fe re thay were warned. Rescuing
parties were at once set to work, and
up to Friday night their efforts to
bring out the men have been unsuc
Whose Biko Milguy is This?
The State says Mr. J.R.Newman
while cutting logs in a swamp about
10 miles north of Columbia a few days
ago between the Two-Moteh aud the
Asylum roads found an almost new
bike single buggy lying in the swamp
with the wheels off. The wheels had
had beep freshly painted yellow and
the running gear was being done in
the same color. Cups of fresh paint
were found in Ute body of the buggy.
The vehicle is now in tho hands of
Sheriff Coleman, who ls looking for
its owner. *