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ESTABLISH ED 18j5.ewber9tijRK AVEA
THT SBPTIC TANKS.
Up-to-Date System by Which Newberry
Disposes of Its Sewage.
Mr. Editor:-Au article in a late
number of The Literary Digest
upon "Sewage Disposal by Bac
teria" gives some interesting read
ing to our citizens at this time. As
a system of serewage on this plan has
just been inaugurated in Newberry
*) by the commissioners of public works,
under the superintendence of En
gineer C. C. Beddoes, and as one of
the best popular explanations of the
e system, we. ask you to print the fol
lowing extracts from the article:
"The study of the way in which
the purification of sewage takes place
in filtration, the investigation of the
mechanism of the transformation of
the nitrogenous organic matter into
4ammonia and then into nitrous and
nitric acids by the successive action
of various ferments, due to the re
r'searches of Schloesing and Huntz
and of Win ogradsky, has led the
4 English to a sort of intensive filtra
tion through a bod of slag of small
dimensions. This constitutes the
bacterial purification of sewage.
"It was the chemist Dibdin who
first applied this method practically.
His process, first carried out at Sut
on, near London, consists in letting
the sewage to be purified stand for
two periods of four hours each in
?;yasins, whose bottoms, properly
4Prained by a system of pipes, are
covered with a layer of slag 60 con
timeters [about 2 feet] thick, the
size of the fragments decreasing
from the bottom to the surface. . .
> S "This is not at all filtration pure
,,;nd simple. . . . It has been found
that, contrary to what we might ex
pect, there is no clogging of the
layer of slag, and that after six
months it is as clean as at first.
This is due to the work of the bac.
teria in the sewage, which,
finding in the interstices of the slag
the oxygen necesary for their life,
literally burn the organic matter,
transforming successively the nitro-.
genous substances into ammonia and
then into nitrites and nitrates, which
flow away with the water.
"Thus the purification of the sew.
age is effected by the very germs
it contains, thanks to the presence of
atmospheric oxygen; it is a process
of oxidation in which the bacteria
serve as intermediaries.
"Cameron has modified the meth
od-we cannot say perfected it, for
both the systems are in use, and the
question of superiority has not yet
been settled. In the hope of avoid
ing the clogging of the aerobric b)eds,
:Cameron lets the sewage ferment
twenty four hours in a a huge reser
*voir, the 'septic tank,' out of contact
with the air. A very active fermen
tation develops: the water becomes
covered with a layer that serves as a
natural lid. This is broken here
and th.me by discharges of gas, but
~4according to the inventor this is not
Sobjectionable. The solid matter
~.liq uifies, and, in a word, the sewage
~becomes more ready for purification
bthe aerobic contact beds through
which it is afterwards passed(....
"Here, briefly sot forth, ar o the
,~wo English processes that are of.
;ered as a new solutiom of the seri
~~us question of sewage-purification.
hey both have enthusiastic partis
ans are ardert detractors, numerous
~are the articles and books of
~~which they have been the sub~jects..
S"The system that employs for the
purification of sewage the very bace
teria that it contains, and that consti
tute its dlangeronls element, is evident
13y seductive. By it we confine with
in narrow limits of spauce and time
the work of purificat ion that is effect
ed spontaneously in arable land ail
in watercourses into which cities dis
charge their sewage, as in the Seine,
which is imf&cted at Asruares, but
has become pure again at Meulani.
"At any rate, the bacterial purifi
cat ion of sewage conistit.utes one more
step in advance, in the important do
maimn of munici pal hygiene. TIhanks.
to it we shall be able to (diminish the
number of rivers that have been
turned into sewers, whiere the sew
age forms floating islands, and where
the gas formed by Putrefaction imay
burn in flames six feet high, as in
certain English streams."
The fearful contamination of the
rivers and smaller streams in Eng.
land and upon the continent, result
ing from the sewage in available
water courses, forced England in self.
protection to pass very stringent laws
against the emptying of sewage and
other noxious materials from manu
facturing establishments into any of
the streams of the country. The old
ways of sewage purification by chem
ical means in large vats or filtration
covering large surface areas proved
too costly and consumed too much
time. Under this stimulus science
and invention have brought to the
front the sceptic tank system. And
thou h many of its best features are
patented, thus rendered costly, and
will probably be greatly improved in
the future, still it seems with its
many advantaL es to present the best
up-to date plan for the disposal of
sewage, especially for all interior
cities and towns. It also simplifies
the building of sewer systems, as it
will no longer be necessary to have
one continuous system, with deep
cuts and expensive works to connect
all portions of the city with the main
sewer that may have to be carried
some distance seeking a suitable out
let. The system may be cut up into
as many separate departments as ad
visable, each one with its own seep.
tic tank. The small building neces.
sary for the tank would not attract
any attention, and there need be no
fear of its being a nuisance to adja
cent property, whether used for busi
ness or dwelling purposes.
With the exception of a manhole
in the receiving vat, that can be
opened if necessary, but is sealed up
air ight, there is no opening for
the escape of either gas or odor.
The sewage enters at one end of the
building, directly from the sewer
pipe, and after purification emerges
through an escape pipe at the other
end--clear water, free from all odor.
The commissioners, after careful
consideration, upon the recommenda
tion of Engineer C. C. Beddoes, hav
ing adopted the sceptic tank system
for the sewage disposal, and having
seen its successful action so far, now
feel satisfied that the future will ap
prove their selection and justify their
action. James McIntosh,
Chairman Board Public Works.
THE GOVERNOR'S RECEPTION
Given to the General Assembly, Officers
and Clerks-A Most Elegant Enter
tainmient
[News anid Conrier. J
Columbia, February 12-Quite
the most important event of the week
in official society, and1 one that wili
be of interest to the wvhole State,
was the first reception given. under
the new regime at the Governor's
Mansion. Tonight Governor and
Mrs. Hey ward :gave an elaborate
reception to the members of the
General Assembl3, the State oflicials
and all the clerks arnd private secre
taries in the State House. Th'Ie
whole of the lower floor of the Man
sion waus artist,ically decorated with
palms and potted plants, and thrown
open to the guests. ,Just inside the
dIrawinIg room doors stood the re
ception committee, consisting of
Governor Heywvard, Mrs. Heyward
and the other ladies of the house
hold, Miss Martha Campbell, a sister
of Mrs. HLeyward, and( Miss Lucille
Johnson. Lieutenanit Governor Jolin
T1. Sloan also assisted in presenting
the guests and seeing that they we're
entertained. lIn the library was seen
a flag wvhich was of great interest.
It was the SouthI Carolina State flag,
which had been sent by this State to
wave over the Capitol of Texas at
the inauguration of Governor Lan
ham, who is a native douth Caro
lintan.
Delightful music was furnishied
during the evening by the Columbia
Orchestra. TIhe ref reshmients con -
sisted of everything that was dainty
and delicious in the wvay of ices and1(
cakes, and everything that was comn
fortable and congenial in the wvay o1
cigars am1 othe se s.
IMPRISONED FOR LIFE.
Pitable, but Deserved, Fate of W. G
Rivers, a One-Arrmed Confederate Sol
dier.
[News and Courier.]
St. George, Dorchester County,
February 11.-W. G. Rivers, white,
was sentenced to life imprisonment
in the State Penitentiary by Judge
Watts, presiding in the Court of
General Sessions for this county,
yesterday.
Mr. Rivers is 64 years old, a vet
eran of the civil war, who lost his
left arm in the Second Battle of
Manassas. He was convicted of the
murder of George F. Ahrens, a for
mer Charlestonian, whom he shot to
death in the public road, four miles
from Ridgeville, on the 21st of De
comber, 1901. The testimony in the
case showed that Rivers, otherwise
amiable and peacable, was an ugly
customer when on one of his period
ical sprees and his neighbors were
afraid of him when he was indulging
this unfortunate weakness.
The principal witnesses against
him were his father in-law and sister.
in-law and the wife of the deceased.
Rivers hat been to Itidgeville on the
day of the shooting and had imbibed
a considerable quantity of what the
community calls "Bull ens," other
wise known as "Fust X." On his
way home he indulged in lurid vocal
pyrotechnics, stopping in front of the
Ahrens home and making himself
offensive.
Some children were passing in the
road and Mrs. Ahrens undertook to
remonstrate with the old man and
requested him to go on home. Rivers
drove off in a fury, proceeded to bin
home half a mile distant, returned
with his gun-an old muzzle-loader
--stopped in front of Abrens's gate
and got out of his buggy with the
gun, cursing Ahrens and his wife in
the vilest terms and saying he had
come to kill somebody.
Mrs. Ahrens went in the house and
brought her husband's gun, but he
told her to put it down, as he didn't
need it, but would quiet the old man
and send him off.
Putting down an axe handle, on
which he had been working, he
walked out of his gate, Rivers to be
have himself and put up his gun be
fore it got him into trouble. Rivers
had his gun raised all the time- -
caught under his shoulder with a
hoop he had fixed in the stock so
that he could manage it with his one
hand-and when Ahrens came with
in ten feet of him he emp)tied a load
of small shot in his left groin.
After the shooting the two men
clinched and Mrs. Ahreni; grabbed
the gun and beat Rivers over the
head with it, nearly putting ani end
to him. Rivers was tied by one of
the neighbors and left in the road
for a few minutes, when he untied
the rope with his teeth and, jumping
in his buggy, made his escap~e. He
was found next morning in the corn
house on his premises, sleepmng in
the shuck wvith ii.half-emptied bottle
lying by him.
T1he father andl siste-in law, who
lived just across the road, witnessed
the entire affair and testified against
the defendent, controverting his vor
sion of the affir that Ahrens had
attacked him, first. Ahrens was a
rheumatic cripple. The jury wvere
out three hours, finally agreeing on a
verdlict of murder, with recommendai
tioni to mercy. Messrs. Wolfe &
Connor ap)peatreo and (lid all thait
couild be dlone for t he defence.
T he Legend of St. Valentine.
(Exchange.)
A long t ime ago there lived at man
named Valentine. H-e was ia good
man and he longed to (1o 501m1 great
wvork to show that lie loved God.
lie was at mionk andi lived in a honso
with other monks, wvho were each
able to do SOmes b)eautiful thing for
God. noe coul d sing very sweetly;
aniot her could paint thle mnost~ beauti
fini pictures; aiot her was a doctor
wvho made the sick wvoll; andu atnot her
wats ) jo isetand hadt road So~ mny
books( that people cames fromt fari
awaty to askl him q nest ions iand gel
his ad vice.
V'alenttiui w vish*d (1 m)iuch t haut l,
might find something he could do.
He could not sing, nor paint, nor
doctor sick people, nor was ho very
wise. One day he sat. thinking about
it and feeling very blue and discour
aged, when he heard a voice say
clearly, "Do the little things, Valen.
tine. That will bring the blessing."
He wondered what were the "little
things" but the voice did not tell
him. It left him to find out for him
self.
Now, Valentine had a garden.
None of the other monks had so fine
a garden. It was full of the most
beautiful flowers and Valentine loved
them so and tended them with such
care that they grow better there than
they did anywhere else. H used to
give flowers to the children and to
poor people and to everyone. He
loved to give and when anyone had a
birthday he would hang a little gift.
on the door and leave it to be found
in the moriing. Everyone loved
him because he loved everybody and
even the little birds were not afraid
of this gentle man.
SKIiTCIIES BY iX-CONFli).
lie Writes of People of Ante-Belltun
Times.
Mr. John Davenport taught school
at Mt. Zion in 185-I. He was the
father of Mr. J. L. C. Davenport.
Mrs. Mary Werts taught in 1855.
A. M. Anderson t 'ught in I856. My
recollect ion is that lie was from the
lower part of the State. lHe was a
fair teacher but had his favorites in
school and soinie of the students were
treated very badly. One boy took
especial pleasure in furnishing music
for the daily dance; the boy's mother
(a widow lleninlly) heard of the daily
performance and conclmldod she would
take : hand, and when she heft the
schoolhouse Mr. Anderson was a
cheap looking ne. A r. Joln .1ohn1
son taught in 857. Mr. .1 ohnson
was an excellent teacher. lie vent
west afterwards, and was inl the Con
federate army and visited the 3d
Regiment near I)ransville, Vat., in
1861. In 1858 59 our school inter
est was changed from Mt. Zion to
near Samuel Spearman's place in
No. 8 Township. This change gave
this scribe a walk of nearly four
miles to school, making a walk of
8 nules each day besides the daily
dance. Mr. E. P. Chalmers was the
teacher and was considered by the
patrons one of the best teachers of
his (lay; but I am frank to say that
if a teacher of this day and time
would treat the children as Mi r. Chal..
muers did his students. there would
certainly be a dance right. I was
wvhipped e.ch dayt3. If I wasH doing
right I was whipped; if I did wrong
I was wvhipped ; it did riot umake anry
differeonce, I was whipped every (lay.
One dlay at noon somet charges wore
made against. me. These charges I
proved to be false. Then lhe whipped
me. I told himr again the chtarges
wero false arnd he beat me. I told
himn againi thre charges wvere false
and I really thought lie would1 kill
rme. I was an orphlarn boy arimi had1
to take what was given nie. I was
now 15 years ol, arnd the year 1859)
closed miy school dlays. I do riot.
mearn to rieflect on Mr. Chahni eers.
lie was a good cit izeni anrd initenrdeud
to (1o right, but the liatrons warted
the teach ore to flo'g thre chihl1ron andc
their wishes were (en-,riedc out.
Ini 18(2 Mr. Jiohlri Ioder taught
at Mt. Zion, aned Alir. W. D). Reeder
followed him i in 1868. T'her last
named was a whiippeir arid had guite
a time with the boys; they resisted,
blowv for blow, arnd that was a stormiy
year forl Ire teac-hr. WVithI these ox
cotio all thIe parients of t hei chili
dren who wvent. to school at. Mt. Zioni
have crocsed ihe iver. Th'er excep
tiorns are Alri. Ilasvi Slawsonr, wi,
Iivyes near l.'rosperil y now; Mirs. I,iz
zie Nel, wh livi es mi 1aerenis Coiuntit,
and MIlrs. Naniicy 1'. I tood or, niow or
Greeriwood. Whant lhas hiocomoi oif
thI'e clhild(1r''n thenr so fitll of frin arnd
frolicY Somte were killo<t ini thle
Cjoltfederaitn e erviucn; solii0 have gone
to other con'it in's arid States, hnt.
miiany h ave "'ero-sied thle rive r toI rest
unidr the shade of thIe t rees.'"
lai 16 the schooh hionso was to)rn
down, mal I do niot. supphoso any e
cani tell I Ire ixatct. spot orr whlich t hr
school humn- stood1 N. Co.,rc
CRUM MAY BE REJECTED.
Committee Reports Unfavorably on His
Nomination. Six Democrats and Two
Republicans Vote Against
Confirmation.
[News and Courier.]
The Ropublic.ns joined with the
Democrats on Thursday in authoriz
ing an adverse report on the nomi.
nation of Dr. W. D. Crum, colored,
who was appointed collector of the
port of Charleston.
The Senate committee on con
merco, to whom the nomination of
Crum was referred, took a formal
vote on the nomination without de.
bate and the result shows that six
Democrats and two Rept.blicans
combined to spare the white citizens
of Charleston from the infliction of a
colored collector of customs; while
seven Republicans, true to their party
prodiloctions, felt constrained, sover
al of them against their better judg
mont., to vote to sustain the colored
man whom the Fresident had nomi
nated for the oflico.
After the routine work of the com
mittee had been cleared away Chair
man Frye called up the Crum case.
No one seemod dispose 1 to discuss
the subject. further and Chairman
Frye ordered the roll to be called as
to whether or not the nomination of
Crum should be reported favorably
to the Senate.
Those in favor of confirmation
were: Senators Frye, Elkins, (lallin
ger, Dopew, Penrose, Hanna and
Mason. Those against: d ones, of
Novada, Iepublican; Perkins, of
California, elpublican: and the fol.
lowing Democrats, Vest., Berry, Tur
nor, Martin, Clay, Mallory---8. Nel
son was absent. Thus the famous
vote of t he electorial commission of
I87, which docidedi the P residential
contest of Hayes against Tildon in
favor of the former was repeated in
the Crumt case to-day.
By this action the Crum case goes
to the Senate with an adverse report.
It is a very unusual thing for the
Senate to reverse the action of its
conmitiecs on matters of this charac
ter. Seator Mason was the only
member of the minority who indicat
ed an intention of carrying the
light into the Senate. lie was a re
cent visitor in Charleston, where he
was invited to address it Republican
meeting. His reception there was
anything but friendly, for he states
that he was obliged to address an
audience of about. three or four hun.
dried negroes in the open street be
cause no hall could be rented for his
convenience. Later in the day he
said1 that in view of the strong son
imient, in the commflittee and also
in the Senate against the confirma
tion of Crum lie would plrobably
waive his right to hbring mn a mmnor
ity replort.
Prior to thle meeting of the comi
miittee this morning your correspon
doint cal led at the White [House and1(
had a talk with thle the President re.
gardinig the Crmn case. It is 1no
violation of confidence to say that the
L'resid(llnt freely expiresed himnsel f
to this 'ffect. In the first place, he
salid lie had nt at.temp1tedl to ini.
Ihuence the veo or thle opinionOl of any
Sonattor regardinig thle Crumi nomi
nat ion since it. was present ed to the
Senate. lie added that lhe simply
diesi red thiat a dIirect vote shouldi he
had upon01 the niominiation of D r.
Crumii. if he is rejected1 he said lhe
wouII lid devor ti suggest the Iiame
oif somiebody whio wvoiud b' imuoreo ac
('optdab le to thle j eople of Chiiarlest on.
Ile was em phiatie, however, in sle.
claring I tatany attempt to pestp1on1o
mdilPIliitely or' ''dodge'' a direct vote
onlii0lOi th llno ition 5o ash o defer atc
tion unut il after Congress adtjoulrned,
would( ) ie mt with ai ptrompIt reniom
iniitioni of D)r. Crumtl as a recess
TJhe views of the Presidenit were
broighit to thle atttion01 of Seniat.ors
pIrior to thle moiet ing atnd we-re large
ly respionsiblIe for b ri ngin g act ion
upon the noinai~tioni todaiy. it was
the progratinoii of t he oppjositioni to
Crumi to defer at final vote until
8some future day but. t here seemed to(
be4 ai genetratl dipositioln amiiouig the
Sonattors, and1( especialhly loaitnilg [Rb
unben:-s to emnem.o to -u.
quietus upon the discussion of th(
race question by disposing of th
nomination at once. Several mim
berg of the committee, who felt con"
strained for partisan reasons to vote
for the confimation of Crum, private
ly expressed their approval of the
action of the majority of the con
mn it tee.
The tact that Dr Crum was once
before rejected by a Republican Sen
ate, when appointed postmaster at
Charleston during the Harrison ad
ministration, had cousiderable weight
with Republican mombers of the Sen.
ate, who deprecato the untimely and,
as they express it, injudlicious agita.
tion of the race problem in the South.
LEGISLATURES IN ARMS.
South Carolina's Struggle In 1876 Re'all
ed by the Conditions in Cilorado.
[A. B. Willi ams in Rtichmond News.
We do not deny tiat ther is a
deplorab'o lick of law and order and
the requirements of civilization in
some parts of the South; but there
are others. We read in the newspa
pers of members oft he Colorado Log.
islature sitting at their placos with
hugo revolvers decorating their desks
and surrounded by guards prepared
to resist by violonce and bloodshed
the attempts of a certain faction of
Republicans claitning to be members
of the same body to onter the halls.
The situation is curiously like that. in
South Carolina it. 1871. Democrats
and Republicans each claimed to have
a majority of the louse, and each
organized under its own Speaker.
On a certain day the Democratic
membhers marched to t he State Ilouse,
headed by Col. J. L. Orr, now the
respected and staid president of one
of the largest cotton mills in the
State, who knocked aside the door
keeper and led his cohorts in. The
rival bodies occupied the same hall,
the Speakers sitting side by sido, twe
nights and three days, as we recol
lect. The United State troops were at
the front door, and while they would
not ojoet the )onocratie claitanlt'3
they refused to give permis9ion for
any of them to go out and retirin.
Consequently, those legislators were
kept locked in the chamber for the
time indicated, along withi their Ito
publ)Iican opponents, everybody arm
od to the tooth, and expecting trou
ble to break loose each minute. A
wenber from each IHouse al(lrossing
and recognized by his own1 speaker
n(11 speakilng at the top of his voice
wvaR a conumon incident of this nerve
cracking peoriod. Rep)orters and
others who had the right to go in
and1( out f the chamiber freely smug.
gled in Winchester rifles, the bar
rels thrust down their trousers logs
and the butts under their waistcoaits
for the D)emocrats, each of whom hat
an average of three revolvers, besides
th gnun wrappledl in hsis blanket oi
overeoat, and1( probably the Hoepuli
cans wvore equally well p)rovided(.
Whiat a dIramtatic moment it watS
for the sevenity odd( weary anrd red
oyedl wIhite mecn who had1 been elxpoet
inig duriung all the hours of a long~
night to engog cit uany mocmeunt in
fight in ai locked hall with t heir Ito
pulicacn and negro opploneOnts rein
forced by hundreds of dleputy serge
ants at arms, whlen the murky ant
chilly (lawn of t he flcember morning
was suddl(enly cut by'~ the sharp, facm
iiasr robel yell. Both factiocis ad1.
journed to the windows and( lookei
out ocn a line of red1 shirts, many o
thecm Conifederate vet eranis, doubtb
quickig in swift cadence up th
steep bill from the special train tha
had brought t hemc inc. Those we
tIhe advance gulard of 5,()()() of th
s4amce kindl who arrived before nioont
clattering in on horseback at fl
speced, singly anid by squads, tumn
bling, hurriedly from regular an<
speciail t rains, eager to fight any
thing or anyb)ody for Wade Hlamp
Lon and1( white rule.
But that was twenty six years agc
and the fight was for ai principle, an<
involved the very life of the Statt
This affair in Colorado is ai mor
squaibble over a United States Sects
torship, probably with a good dec
of boodle mrvolved1 ini it. So fair ci
the morality andI respectab)ility an
civilization of thle transactions aim
concerned, South Carolinia appeni
to have very much the beter of it
REMARKABLE TURN IN KING CASE.
Man Wanted In Florence for Murder of
Sam Rogers, Who Was Captured
in Denmark.
(The State.)
Denmark, S. C., February 12.
Wm. C. King, wanted in Florence
County for the killing of Sam Rogers
and the wounding of Jaues Rogers,
was ciught here today.
The firm of May ield & King, con
posed of Senator S. G. Mayfield and
Wm. C. King, tobacco planters, has
been dissolved by the arrest of the
latter.
Our intendent and chief of police
being wido awake, saw in the Mr.
King, expert on tobacco planting,
the man wanted in Florence County
for murder and notieied the sheriff
that he was here. Mr. Thos. Burch
arrived hero this morning at an early
hour from Florence and from descrip.
tion given himl) said at once it was
the mnu wanted. Expecting that
King would give trouble to those
trying to take him, and knowing that
he would be armed and knew the
Plorenco sheriff at sight, it was de
cided for Mr. Burch to remain ont of
sight and let our plucky deputy,
Capt. Hunter, arrest the man.
)eputy hunter was assisted by C. J.
Baxter, and expecting trouble 'hey
had to do their work quickly. King
wts armed as expected, having a
pistol im the inside pocket of his vest.
Hefore going to arrest King his room
was visited and in it was found a
Vinchester rifle, which he brought
with hin hero, and this was taken
possessiol Of by the sheriff.
Mr. King tells your correspondent
that he went direct to Sumter after
the killing, from Sumter to (Jolum
bia, and thence to Denmark, where
he has boon over since; also that he
intended going back to Florence in
time for court.. It seems strange
that he should use his correct tiani
hero, but it is true that no one
thought. to ask hin his first or given
name. Says he thinks SHtnator May
field should pit, in a good word for
him.
Mr. King, I learn, called on Sen
ator Mayfield Tuesday morning after
his arrival here and represented him
self as an export oii tobacco raising
and made a bargain with the senator
to plant. 10 or 12 acres on shares, he
to do il t he work and Mayfield to
furnish the land and fertilizers. Mr.
Kiog was progressing nicely with his
neow farmi when the law steps in to
(lay. It is hoped thle senator will
succeedl ini getting anmothier ptartnler to
carry on this wvork, for it is believed
that onur soil is thle very th inrg for to
bacco.
-F'lorence, S3. (., February 12.
IWilliam King, who killwi Samuel
1togers anid seriously wounded James
lRogers, near here two weeks ago,
wams caiptuired at Dommark today by
SheriffT Unrehi and is now in the
county jail here.
Four Babies at a BIrth.
Mrs. Staniislaws Spyhalski, of TIo
le'do, Ohio, gave birthi on Sundlay
imoring to t w() girls and t wo boys.
The children are atll alive and healthy.
The mot her, who woighis 200) poundls,
has lbnern sitt ig tip hel p1ig takte care
of the babies.
Mrs. Spyhalski is only 22 years
old, but has ai wond(erfull recordl as a
mother. When 10~ years old shte
gave birth to twins, wvho lived
ten days. They were takeni out one
t stormy niight for baptism, arid it is
thought the coldl resulting hiasteod
their (loath.
Th ree years later, while the cou pIe
lived in D)etroit, she gave birth to
triplets, but they all died wvhon very
young. Nine months and sixteen
days ago, she gave birth to a
-sinrgle child, which is a strong healthiy
infant todlay, although small.
T'he now children weigh five
Spounds each for t he boys, and1( three
and six pounds for the girls. They
have been niamed Sam Jones, The
odore Rloosevelt, lIleni andl Doro
,thy.
S A telegr:nii giving imformation was
Ssonit to President Rioosevelt on Mon
day afternoon by a local newspaper
man. T'he father, a carpenter and a
"youthful-looking muan, has been out
of work nearlyvtall t.hn witar

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