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Staten Island Hermit's Work
Interrupted by Appearance
of Coroner.
Men Had Lived Together Fifty
eight Years and Always Mys?
tified Their Neighbors.
Now York, January 23.?Franz Har?
wick, novonty-threo years old, of; Sta
pieton. S. I., vras Interrupted by Cor?
oner Jackson yesterday when ho was
digging a grave for Ills brother Charles,
two years his senior. In the front yard
of the llerwlck homo In Canal Street.
Tho old man explalnod he waa too poor
to buy a burial plot, and that his
brother's dying request was that his
body be kept out of Pot-tor's Field.
Tho old men were the only ocoupants
of tho houso for fifty-eight years, and
wcro devotod to each qthor. They were
poor, but the hardships thoy under?
went together only served to strength?
en tholr tios of affection. At last
Charles was laid low by illness, and
Saturday night saw tho end of his long
battle -with poverty. Franz had no
money with which to bury his brother,
fcb yesterday morning- ho took a spado
und, after clearing away the Bnow, bo
gan digging a gravo for Charles In tho
front yard.
Tho two men had never been com?
municative with their neighbors, and
persona who saw tho old man at his
work hesitated to ask his purpose. But
finally a neighbor offered to help In
th*j digging, and soon learned tho ex
i-avatlon was Intended as a gravo for
The case was brought to the atten?
tion of Coroner Jackson, who went to
?ho house and told Fran/, the Taw
would not permit the proposed burlai
in the yard.
The old man wept an ho m-ado hla
plea In the 11 vlng-room of tho cheerless
house which had been but a poor shel?
ter for the brothers. The Bnow that
fell on Saturday night had blown
through tho open places where oncu
had been -windows and lay unmelted
upon the bare floor. The door hung
loose on its hinges and seemed abou*
to fall whenever the wind tv.-ept
against iL
Neighbors told the coroner they had
trlod to aid tho brothers, but had been
repulEed with the explanation thnt the
old men Ukod plenty of fresh air and
believed it unhealthful to live In a
warm house. Tho bed-room of the
brothers, however, had been protected
In r.omo degree by the covering of the
window frames with pieces of bugging
and cloth.
How the men got enough food to
Hustain life is a mystery. It is said
that a baker, in tho goodness of Ills
a>., ,. _L=r
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heart; supplied them with bread and
charged them nothing.
Once in a while Franz would earn a
small amount by doing an errand for
a kindly neighbor. But the occasions
on which they had plenty of nourish?
ing food must have been few.
\Vheh the privacy of their home was
inyaded yesterday hy curious persons
tho only food In the house was half a
loaf of bread There was an e?g shell
in a plate, and Franz said he had spent
his Inst money on Saturday for an egg
for Charles. Since Friday Franz had
eaten nothing but bread.
Neighbors said the brothers had al
wny? been queer. They were supposed
to be spiritualists or theoeophlsts, or
holders of tome other mystic belief,
and although to persons living near
them th'dr doings were of great in?
terest, tio one ever ventured into the
Coroner Jackson told Fmnr. his
brother's body would have to go to the
morgue. So the dend brother was car?
ried off. and the living one wan left
alone, in tears.
*Vc?tlnKkou?e Invcats Device to Lessen Dan?
cer to Vcsbets.
Pittsburg". pa., Januar/ :i.~George West
lnshou-e has completed ~.n irr.-ont'.on by
which. It !s said, the danger to shtos at jkh
In fog or darknejs or under other unfavor?
able conditions Will be. Krcatly minimized.
By means of tho invention the officer on
watch by a simple turn of the wrl*t In an
emergency can revdrso mi engines. i:i^u?h
running at iull tpeed. The Invention is d
fclgned specifically for use in vessels equlpprv
w:t>, turblno cnsine?. A small rover withlr
I Cfl- >' roach of tho man In charge on shir
ihoajd wir. be ths only evidence In viaw ol
hi* Increased power. It is estimated at t:,
Westlnghouse shops, -where the Invention
has !>.?<-completed, that it will pro\o .->
great preventive to lots of life and prop-?rtv.
There :a now a class of thirty-four arad
i!?t.v< from the b.'c- coHokctt all over the
world taking post-graduate courses in ?:*>c
trical construction, etc., at the p.ant of th?
( tVesiingAouso Machine Company. The col?
lege men are mostly at work on turbine en
Fines for battleships, nnd a-ra said to make
the best cla^3 of workmen. Thoy are her?
from Oxford, Cambridge, Queens Collejro
Harvard. Vale. Princeton. Berlin, and even
from South Africa. They ore allowed L'fl
c^nts an hour for their work. Mr. \Wstinj?
hoiwe liua been heard to say that the wages
paid them has proved the bc-st investment
of the concern. They work nino hours dally
and study at night. Report of thf progress
Is made each month to their coKege*. The
studentH are sfc'.ected from the various col?
leges by a personal representative of Mr.
WestihghOuse, who thus first acquaints him
solf with their personal qualifications.
More Than 100 Men Killecl
in Ambuscade by Insur
Presidio, Texas, January 22 , via
Morfa, Texas, January 23.?That fully
100 of the government's troops were
killed in the tight two days ago at Ojin
uga was the.report received here to?
day. It was further stated that the
heavy casualty list was due to an am?
More than 100 soldiers were killed in
a thteo days' battle between the Mex?
ican Federal troops and insurrectos in
the mountains between Ojinaga and
Cuchilllo Parrado.
Tho government troops were caught
in a trap and were literally mowed
down by the storm of bullets, which
swept their ranks from threo direc?
tions. Tho InsurrectoiB occupied the ;
cliffs and mountains, and the soldiers
were in the road with only one way ot
escaping, and that blocked. Of the
200 men who went Into tho pass, only
forty escaped, so far as known. They
.ioined the column under Colonel Doran
The revolutionists' loss is said to
have been only slight, but live men
having been killed, according to their
The lighting started January 1U,
when a small band of insurrectos were
routed at Coyama. A column of 200
soldiers pursued tho fleeiug insurrectos.
and ran Into tho trnp sot tor them.
Negro I? Lynched.
Avera. Ga.j January 2?,.?William
Johnson, a negro, charged with the
murder of Brakeman Humphreys, white,
was lynched early Sunday, his body
riddled with bullets, and, it is -said,
later burned.
After shooting' Humphreys when ho
left the train to go to his home, John?
son tried to escape, hut surrendered
and was placed in jail. Within an hour
a mob of fifty men^overpowcrcd tho
guard and took the negro several miles
out of town, stringing him up to n
tree. The body was then riddled with
bullets; It 's reported n lire of brush
ivas then kindled, and when the 11 vrile?
had reached sufllclcnt Intensity, It ir
suid, the bod-.- was hurled into them
and utmost totally consumed.
New York, January 15.?Miss May Podcll,
ono of the enthusiasts of the Harlem branch
or Mrs. Belmont's Political Equality Loagu<-.
?was so angered Friday night by a porrter
advc-ruilng Laurie Ordway In "The Suf?
fragette'' at Loew's Th?a.t-re, Seventh Avenue
and 124th Street, that ?he could hardly wait
t-j tear it down before she told Mr?. So?
phia Lot (singer and Mt?? Mnry Colcman
about it. Mrs. kocbtager and Mien Coleman
were so indignant In turn that they bought
the central box of the balcony tor the Sat
urday night performance to "see for them?
selves. Miss Podcll accompanied them.
M!;s Ordway, wearing a cutaway coat and
a divided skirt, made her entrance, shout?
ing "Down with the men!" Mrs. l.oebingor.
Miss Co:ernan and Miss Podell were on thr.-ii
foot In an lr.^nt.
?'Don't look at her!" cried Mies Coleman.
"fjook at us; we're r?al suffragette*!"
"Yes, yes!' added Mrs .lyo.jbjngor, ami
don't rhrlek. 'Down with the men!" Make
It 'Down with those that burlcsrjuo woman?
kind-' "
CfiUers Could Not Stop Them.
Mis* Ordway stopped :n amazement. The
bonze cheered until only the trombone and
the basedrura sounded through the uproar.
Ushers, accoznpnuird by the special police?
men of the theatre, hastened to the bo.v
and talked about making arrests.
"Indeed you'H not." Miss Coleman re?
torted. "I'm a practicing attorney, and the
law says"
But before she- could tell the abashed men
what it did say MIfs Ordway began acfiln.
"Arc you a man?" Miss Coleman demand?
ed with a scornful gesture toward the ac?
tress's exaggerated costume.
''You're certainly not a woman." Mrs.
I-oeblnger cried.
"I'm an Englishwoman," Miss Ordway
snapped back. "*nd I'm i?s much a -suf?
fragette as any of you."
"you're not, you're not," Interrupted Mr?
Locblncer. and she flung a large "Votes foi
Women" banner over tJhe side of the box
while the audience cheered again. Ml*:
Podell fastened the banner in place with
"Votes for Women" buttons, and the thret
turned triumphantly to the stagf.
Thought She'd Won Celebrity.
But Misd Ordway was quite as triumphant
"You've made me! You've mad" me!"
she called gleefully, and finished her sketch.
"She'll sec whether we've made her," Mis.
I/oeblnger said last night at her home, 31
Edge-combe Avenue. "We stood in the rear
of the balcony for tho rest of the perform?
ance Saturday night, and when che time for
this dreadful woman's second appearance
came, they put on moving pictures. So
much for that.
"We are making arrangements now to get
her route, and whenever or wherever she
offers this shameful buriesnue we purpose to
stand up and let. audiences sec what true
suffragettes arc. We propose to tell what
they are. too, and Miss Ordway will find out
whether she. ha6 been 'made.' "
Disputes President'? View That the
Panama Canul Should lie Fortified.
New Haven1, Conn., January 23.?
Governor Simeon 13. Baldwin said that
ho opposes the idea of president Tail
in fortifying' the Panama Canal'. A?
the Governor is a member of the So?
ciety for tho Settlement of Interna?
tional Disputes, and lias been president
of the American Social Sciences Asso?
ciation, his views carry much weight.
He said, in discussing Mr. Taft's ad?
dress made , before the Pennsylvania
Society, that the President undoubted?
ly possesses information unknown to
the public, but that theoretically tho
need for fortifying the canal was not
"President Taft," lie remarked, "has
the responsibility resting on his shoul?
ders of seeing that, tho Interests of
the United States in Central America
are properly protected. From the
standpoint of an idealist the reasons
for a contrary view to his seem very
strong, but the question is a practical
one. President Taft. 1 presume, has
announced his conclusions without
fully weighing the obstacles which
foreign courts and capitals may throw
In tho way of a purely peaceable ad?
ministration of our commercial in?
terests in that Quarter.
"The nation from which, nnturally,
the most danger would be apprehended
is England, and the relations between
the United States and Hu gl and have
never 'seemed closer than now. I feol
quite sure that any treaty we might
negotiate with England regarding tho
use of the canal In time of -war would
bp scrupulously respected, and if any
question of the construction or a
treaty provision arose T feel equally
confidant that Englnnd would bp
ready, if wo wore, to submit it to a
New Orleans, Lit., January 2U.?Ad-,
vices received bore, to-day by Consul
Ulloa, of the Honduran government,
slate that General Lara and Colonel
Mnnos, with a force of 1,000 mon, have
left Tegukdgalpa, for Tr'uxillo, to
moel the insurgents under General
Llpnlllfl. The advices also say General
Bonillu .has only about 100 'men at
Ti'uxillo, and their forces, should thorp
he it fight, should have little trouble !
in defeating the insurgents, J
International Organization Makes
Excellent Records for
Thirty Days.
New York, January 29.?The Inter?
national aviators made their first ap
pearanco lu Richmond on November
23, 1910. They closed the Now Orleans
meet on the morning of December 31j
three days sooner than had been ex?
pected, owing to the death of John B
Molsant Thlrty-eoven days elapsed
between the day of their llrst appear?
ance and the close of the New Orleans
meot, of which four were spent In rail?
road travel and throe mote In assem?
bling machines and preparing for the
flights made 'n Chattanooga, Memphis
and New Orleans, so that between No?
vember 23 and December 31 there was
a total of thirty Hying days. The fol?
lowing duration records were made
by the aviator3 who appeared In Rich*
mond, Chattanooga. Memphis, Tupelo
and New Orleans during theso thirty
flying days:
Hours." Mln. Sec.
John B. Molsant-26 00 01 1-5
Rene Simon ...14 4!) 12
Reno Barrier .If 32 51 2-5
Roland G. Garros... 0 65 35 1-5
John J. Frisble.2 14 21 4-5
Charles K. Hamilton 0 4C 20
Total of six Iiiers, 01 hours 18 mln
iteu 21 3-5 seconds.
During these thirty flying days
Joseph M. Seymour, who found his
aeroplano motor to be not high
powered enough' to take him off tho
ground, participated in nineteen flve
rnlle aeroplane-automobile speed con?
torts, driving his 120-horsopower au?
tomobile to victory fourteen times In
the nineteen races, defeating Messrs.
Molsant. Simon and Garros, and being
defeated four time? by John B. Moisaiit
and once by Reno Simon. Both in
Memphis and Now Orleans Seymour
established new track records for one
mile and five miles.
During the Memphis meet Reno Bar?
rier, competing for the $5,000 Memphis
Commercial Appeal prize, covered the
sixteen-mile course In 10:55 1-5. or at
the rate of 87.93 miles an hour, an un?
official world's record, and the fastest
time over made by an aeroplane around
a closed circuit, cither unofficially or
officially limed. Tho course was trian
' gular in shape, the two long sides being
the width of the city of Memphis and
the short base being a three-mile
stretch down rh" Mississippi River.
I The Memphis citv engineer, after Bar?
rier's night, .-fated that he had veri?
fied the lengths of the two land slde?
of the course and found them to be as
announced?in miles ! 0 4 feet. The
United States" Engineer's ofiic'e vert
lied the base side of the course as three
miles forty feet.
On December 2S Rene Simon flew one
mile around the mile track 'it the City
Park aviation held in New Orleans In
fifty-seven seconds, official timing by
tho New Orleans Aero Club profession?
al timers. This is the fastest mile ever
down around a mile track. It Is at
che rate of ?>2.sr> miles haul".
John B. Molsant glided about 9,000
j feet, with his motor dead, on December
I Ifi at Memphis, after having reached
' an altitude of 9.314 feet. ar. shown by
his barograph, at which height his car?
bureter froze. lie flew In a snow?
storm and a gale at Tupelo. Miss., on
December 10. He flew for forty-six
minutes and ton seconds over the heart
of the city of New Orleans on Decem?
ber 24, the longest over-city flight ever
made in any kind of air conveyance,
and the first over-city aeroplane trip
New Accidental Discovery Gives Start?
ling; Results?Put* Flesh on Thin
People nud Round? Out Imperfect
I'Tgii rc?.
Simple Prescription Olveu.
For women?and men, too, for that
matter?who can never appear stylish
with, anything they wear, because of
abnormal thinness and angularity, this
remarkable prescription is destined to
solve the problem. As a beauty maker
for tho figure it is simply wonderful,
while it adds brightness to the o^es.
and color to the cheoks and lips. It
requires no particular dieting, but acta
as an aid to nature by Its peculiar ac?
tion on the nerves and blood supply.
The blood and nerves distribute over
the body all the nourishment or flesh
building elements obtained from the
food. The trouble with thin people
has always been that they do not ab?
sorb or retain enough of the fleshy
matter to make them gain in weight
even to a normal extent; but this new
discovery of blending: certain havm
less drugs Is n revelation to science,
and hundreds have gained from ten
to forty pounds in a few weeks. There
Is no danger of becoming too fat.
When you get the right weight then
stop using.
The general health and strength Is
greatly Improved in anyone from the
asre of sixteen to sixty. Women soon
get plump, with well rounded arms
ami full bust, and men become straight,!
strong-looking und healthy.
In n half-pint bottle get three ounces
of essense of pepsin and throe ounces j
syrup rhubarb. Then add one ounce I
compound essence cardldl, shake and
let stand two hours. Then add one
ounce tincture eadomene compound
(not cardamom.) Take a teaspoonfttl
before and after meals, and weigh he
fore beginning.
Sample Shoe Sale
S3.00, $3.50 ang $4.00 Shoes
Porter's Specialty Shoe Store,
IMT-tMO North Firth Street.
Before Taking Inventory Sale Now on
Sutherland & Cherry
Special?Odds^and ends in Furniture,
Iron Beds, Mattings. Stoves, etc. Cheap
u close them out.
Department i'lant. Biggest of the
, kind in the South Try us.
in baking methods which gave the
world Uneeda Biscuit also resulted in a
{Never sold in bulk)
in soda cracker quality* You
realize this the moment you
open the royal purple package
and find soda crackers so tempt?
ing and good that they cannot
be resisted*
on record where the aviator did not
fly as quickly as possible from or
across the built-up sections. He flew
in a. sixty-mile wind on December 29
at New Orleans for twenty-six min?
utes and twenty-two seconds, his ma?
chine at one timo standing stock still
for three minutes, and at another pe?
riod of this flight being blown back?
ward' for six minutes, despite the fact
that its normal speed was sixty-one
miles an hour in comparatively still
It Is the intention of Alfred .1.
Moisant to carry on the plans which
he and his brother had made, exactly
as if John B. Moisant were still living.
The only changes will he that the num?
ber of aviators on the road with the
exhibition company will be increased.
The opening of several aviation schools
is planned in various parts of the
United States.
Duties on Tobaeeo Import* I'ndcrpaid
by Millions, of Dollarn.
New York, Januar;- 23.?A country?
wide Investigation, which the Treasury
Department lin.s started, thf Tribune
nil I k?y to-jjiorroiv, Iium <! iMchiHed. 11
i? xnld. dlHcrepuuelefi In tile wrapper
and tiller ?IntlMlen of tobacco Import?
from <'ul?? which have deprived the
government of between 93,000,000 nnd
$5,O0U,(HM) annually for the pant five
t ears.
According to the Tribune, tobacco
trade statistics show that cigar-makers
?vho turn out pure. Havana cigars must
have K per eont. of their stock in
?'wrapper," while the statistics of the
Treasury Department show a fraction
under one-fifth of 1 per cent, of the
Cuban importations classiiled as and
paying duty as ??wrapper."
Advance reports on this investiga?
tion Show, it is said that the (Julian
importations have been admitted under
a classification which in the llscal year
ending .Tune 30, IDOO, deprived the
customs house of something between
$3,000,000 and $5,000,000, and it was
-aid tp-doy ,by Treasury Department
ofllclrits that approximately the saun:
sum had been lost lb the government
annually for at least five years past.
From the. investigation thus far. how?
ever, it was the belief that this loss
was more a matter of Jong established
trade custom than fraud.
Collector 1/oeb is quoted as paying:
"We know that the tobacco trading
bus been getting the best of vis, hut
wo do not know to what extent, and
the Invest [gatldn has not proceeded
far enough to determine that yet."
Jackson, Miss., January -V>.?"Ap?
prehending that a personal difficulty
between Governor K. Noel and Stale
Treasurer George It. Fd wards would
be the culrninution of personal commu?
nications passing between them," ac?
cording to their signed statninents,
mutual friends of the two State offi?
cers Intervened, to-day, and as a result
an agreement was signed by Governor
Noei and Mr. "Fd wards withdrawing
"all statements in our newspaper pub?
lications imputing iml ru thf ulneus to
either of up."
The dlffereneoH grow yut uf c yro
tx>aod hond issue.
Mrs. Davis Testifies to His Per?
secution by Major-General
Philadelphia, Pn., January :s.?"J
went to Washington to see lUajor-Gcn
eral F.lllott about transportation to
Guam, lie told me my son "was no
good. Inefficient, lazy and not ill foi
and a disgrace to the. Marine Corps
He said: T)-n him. 1 will set him
before the court and get his com?
mission,'" testified Mrs. Elva M. Davis
mother of Major Henry C. Davis, of tin
l.'nltcd States Marine Corps, who is
being tried by court-martial at tho
Philadelphia navy-yard, lie is charged
with insubordination. .Most of the
charges are preferred by Major-General
Mrs. Davis also testified that after
she had her Interview with General
Elliott she wrote to the Secretary ot
the Navy and obtained the transporta?
tion to see her son In Ouam.
"I wrote the Secretary of the Nevy |
that this was the worst orainstorm
General fttllott had had in years," she
continued. "I tolrl him Unit his lan?
guage was fin vile that otlioers auu
friends of officers, were afraid to call
t upon him. I talked to General Eltoltt
as if he were a child. lie was ru?e,
Iiis actions were offensive and he use*,
bad language toward inc. Tho inter?
view was very short, very strong, and
j very Insulting. I became hysterical
I when General Elliott said my son was
Immoral and worthless. Throughout 11*
showed animosity toward my son."
Mrs. Davis, who traveled thirty-thrM
days from .lapnn to testify for her son,
was brought hero to give testimony
tending to show that Major-Gcnerai
Elliott had for a long time persecuted
Major Davjs on trivial matters in or?
der that he might have him dismissed
from the Marine Corps.
When Mrs. Davis finished her tes-.
timony. Major Davjfe took the stand
and tolrl of various Incidents which,
caused friction between himself and
Major-General Elliott.
After a summing tip of the testi?
mony by Attorney Joseph P. Hogers,,
on behalf of the defense, and Major
Leonard for the prosecution, the court
martial adjourned until to-morrow
i morning, when it is expected that a
I scaled verdict will be, forwarded the
Secretary of the Navy in Washington,
Curler Indorsed.
Helena. Mont.. January 23.?A Re?
publican caucus to-night, attended by
thirty-eight members, formally Indorsed
Senator Carter for re-election. The
Democrats were unable to get a* caucus.
Is packed in twenty grades, according to flavor, color, perfec?
tion of spears, size and numerous other condition-.
To help you understand the difference and secure the best,
will have a can of each displayed for comparison with an expert
from the cannery to explain it to you. Note these specials:
Doz. Can
Giant Peeled, 14 Spears.$5.00 45c
Mammoth Peeled, 22 Spears. 4.50 40c
Large White, 28 Spears. 3.75 35c
Medium White, 40 Spears. 3.25 30c
Tips, Mammoth, 30 Spears. 3.75 35c
Tips, Large, 40 Spears. 3.25 30c
Tips, Small, 50 Spears. 2.75 25c
Be sure and let us show you why ours is the be.it.
504-6-8 Ei Broad Street.
Monroe 101 to 106

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