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ALONEAT POLE Peary Accompanied by One Eskimo Made Final Dash Over the Ice. APPEARED AS FROZEN SEA Peary Endeavored to Get Soundings But at 1,500 Fathoms Got no Bot tom?Correspondents May Take Explorer Aboard Steamer to Hurry Home. A dispatch from Battle Harbo", Labrador, says the following details of Commander Peary's journey to the North Pole have been gleaned from members of the expedition on board the steamer Roosevelt: The only men to reach the Pole were Commander Peary and one Eskimo. Eging Wah, by name. The other white members of the various parties that left Capt Columbia were sent back one by one as Mr. Peary drew nearer daily to his ob ject. Mathew Henson, Mr. Peary's negro attendant, and three Eskimos, the only other members of the" reduc ed party that made the final dash, were left on the march south of the Pole. At 85.38 the party connoted of Mr. Peary, Capt. Bartlett. Matthew Henson, a negro man, who has been Mr. Peary's personal assistant on so many of his expeditions, the Eski mos, seven sledges ana sixty dogs and the journey north was resumed. The ice was perfectly level as far as the eye could see. Capt. Bartlett took the observa tion on the 88th parallel on April 3, and then reluctantly returned, leaving Mr. Peary, Henson and the Eskimos with provisions for forty days to make the final dash to the Pole. This reduced party started on April 3. The men walked that day for ten hours and made twenty miles. Then they slept near the 89th parallel. The Pole was reach ed on April 6, and a series of obser vations were taken at 90. Mr. Peary deposited his records and hoisted the American flag. The temperature was 32 degrees below zero. The Pole appeared as a frozen sea. Mr. Peary tried to take sound ings, but got no bottom at 1,500 fathoms. Mr. Peary stayed at the Pole for thirty-four hours and then started ? on his return journey on , April 7. Hasn't Dr. Cook's Records. A dispatch from New York says the following wireless and cable message has been received in that city: '?Battle Harbor, Labrador, via Cape Ray, N. F., September 12. "I have no knowledge of Dr. Cook's having given Mr. Whitney any records. There are no Cook records on the Roosevelt. (Signed) ? "Peary." In Copenhagen, Dr. Frederick A. Cook declared that he had given to Harry Whitney, the wealthy young big game hunter, part of the records of his observatious on his return from the North Pole to Etah, Green land. Dr. Cook asserted that Mr. Whitney would bring the :records to this country. Commander Robert E. Peary on his return from the Pole, a year subsequent to that of Dr. Cook, picked up Mr. Whitney at Etah, and was bringing him south on the Roosevelt when they met the relief ship Jeannie, to which Mr. Whitney was transferred to continue, his hunting for a few weeks in Baflln s bay. It was confidentally expected by Dr. Cook's, supporters here that Mr. ?> hitney had turned these records over to Commander Peary, and that the latter would bring them to this country with him. While it is certain that Command er Peary will receive a notable re ception on his arrival in New York j City, all plans are merely tentative, as nothing definite is yet known as to when he will reach that city. One report states that the Roosevelt will be able to leave Battle Harbor be-' fore the end of this week, while ! another states that it can hardly de part from there before the end of the month. in any < vent. New York antici pates the livliest few weeks in many years, when the rival explorers do come. Dr. Cook is due on September 21. and four days later the Hudson-j Fulton celebration begins, and in this, it is expected, that Polar argu- j menl will be forced to a conspicuous] position. The ill feeling between the j more ardent s-upporters of Command- ' er Peary and Dr. Cook is character-j ized by much bitterness and harsh language. Many of them are urg-j ing the publication of accusations! and recriminations ami the fight j promise.-, tu create much enduring j unpleasantness. Yachtsman Drowned. By the capsizing of a small yacht, | in which he ami R. II. Ripley were sailing, Frank Richardson, of Ports-: mouth, Va., was drowned in the! Elizabeth River Sunday. The trag-! edy was caused, it is said, by swells J caused by a passing steamer. J TIMES A WEEK. LEAP TO ESCAPE FLAMES HUNDRED HAVE CLOSE CALL WHEN HOTEL BURNED. Entire Ground Floor is Ablaze When Flames Are Discovered ? None Hurt Seriously in Jumping. A dispatch from Edgemere, Long Island, says in a fire which destroyed the Holmeshurst Inn there before daylight Monday morning seventy five guests and twenty employees ex perienced exciting and narrow es capes. The fire, which the proprietor said, was of incendiary origin, start ed in the basem?nt and worked up through the frame structure so rap idly that the entire first floor was ablaze before the guests were given the alarm. While most of the guests were able to leave by stairways, half a dozen, among them two women, leap ed from a second-story balcony, but were not seriously hurt. The guests were cared for in neighboring cottages. The hotel building was valued at $75,000. William Holmes, son of the owner, ran to his mother's room on the second floor and found his escape cut off by a wall of flames. They were forced to jump, but were not hurt. An elevator boy ran his car until the flames stopped the car. METHOD TO MARKET CROP. New Orleans Cotton Dealer Has New Plan. A dispatch from New Orleans says W. B. Thompson, president of the New Orleans cotton exchange and head of the cotton firm of W. B. Thompson & Co., of that city, has issued a circular letter to farmers, wherein he offers a new plan for the marketing of the cotton crop. He urges farmers to market their crops at the rate of 10 per cent a month. According to Mr. Thompson this would create a stable market for both buyer and seher. Mr. Thompson says in part: "Let the producer of cotton mar ket 10- per cent of his crop each month for 10 months. An instant of reflection will convince any thoughtful man that whether the crop on the market be large or small and whether a hundred planters or a hundred thousand employ the method, the result will be better than if the crop were sold at once or the attempt made to hold it all. If the plan is good for one planter, it is good for all, and if all or any great number of planters adopt it, the problem of marketing the crop is solved." WANTS HIS NECK BROKEN. A White Fiend Attacks a Young Negro Girl Twice. A special to The News and Courier from Spartanburg says an unknown white man attempted to make a criminal assault on a young colored girl at East Spartanburg Saturday afternoon. He was caught by the father of the girl and given a severe whipping and then released and told to leave the country. It is said that this is the second at tempt of the kind by the man, and the white people of the community regret that the girl's father let him get away, claiming that he should have been turned over to the au thorities. The assault caused the report to be circulated in the city that a race riot was on, and the deputy sheriff and a large crowd of citizens hurried out to East Spartan burg to prevent trouble. CITY MARSHALL KILLED By a Blow From Young Man He Had Put Under Arrtst. At Jesup, Ga., Marshal G. B. Pope, was killed Saturday afternoon ,by a blow over his heart in a desper ate struggle with Edward Tyre, Brantly Tyre and James Tyre, pronii I nent young white men, whom he was I attempting to arrest. It is not known which one of the Tyres inflicted the fatal blow. All were arrested as they attempted to I escape, and lodged in Wayne coun | ty jail. Intense feeling exists against the young men. The officer was attempt- ! ing to arrest them on charges of disorderly conduct. Brantly Tyre and James Tyre are j sons of County Commissioner Geo. | Tyre. Edward Tyre is their cousin. Attack French Post in China. A dispatch from Saigon. French Cochin. China, says a band of pirates' under the command of Carinth, s;>n , of Dethan, recently attacked the French post at Bayon. Three mem- | bors of the French force were killed j and seven, including Captain Fon taine, were wounded. The pirates were repulsed with the loss of ten men killed. Another Terrible Flood. Another terrible flood has visited the Jamillepec district in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. Sugar planta tions and mills have been destroyed, hundreds of head of cattle have been killed and scores of farm laborers i have lost their lives in the water. ORASTGEBURG. S. AtafL DISEASE Pellagra is Spreading Rapidly Through the South and West. NEW MENACE TO AMERICA Medical Science Is "Working to Dis cover the Secret of the Terrible Plague That Has Invaded the United States and Which is Caus ed by Eating Corn. Appearance in the United States of that mysterious disease, pellagra, practically a new and hitherto un familiar kind of leprosy, and which, though introduced but recently, is spreading with great rapidity, may well excite alarm, says Rene Bache in the New York American. It is a disease.among the most frightful known to mankind?which already claims about one million victims, now surviving, in the Old World. Over there it pursues, in nearly all Instances, a slow course, killing the sufferers very gradually. But in this country it becomes unique and is often a swift o'estroyer, the symptoms being "telescoped." as one might say, so that the whole course of the malady may be rim within a few weeks, terminating in death. To call it a "new brand of lepro sy" is by no means inappropriate. But, in truth, it is worse?much worse. Not only does it transform the skin of the body in to a yellow and parchment-like covering, crack ed and beset with foul and ulcerous sores, but it directly assails the tem ple of the mind, reducing the patient to a condition of insanity or idiocy. Until recently the disease, its name compounded from two Italian words, "peile," skin, and "agra," rough?has been regarded as pe culiar |to the Old World), though a few sporadic cases of it have ap peared from time to time in Mexico and South America. Suddenly and unexpectedly it invaded the United States?the first sickness of the kind being reported only a few years ago in Georgia. Now quite as sud denly it has spread throughout most of the Southern States and, worse still, because of the difference in climate, it has attacked the Middle West. Fifty cases have been found at the Peoria, Illinois, State Hospital alone, and Captain Joseph F. Siler, of the Army Medical Corps, sent there to investigate, has reported to the government that he believes the malady has long prevailed, not only around Peoria, but throughout Illinois and the great corn growing States of the West. For it is in corn that the cause of the disease, whatever it may be, lurks. The malady is neither contagious nor infectious. That is to say, one person cannot "catch it" or "take it" from another. Each individual case originates from the moldy corn direct. In all likelihood, the mis chief-making fungus starts its work in the cornfield, where its spones fall upon the ripening ears and grow. But even this is not a certainty. It may be asked, why does not cooking kill the fungus germs? So in all likelihood it does. But the poison manufactured by the fungus is what makes the trouble, and ap parently this is not deprived of Its toxic efficiency by high temperatures. That, boiling does not render it harm less is shown by the fact, already mentioned, that alcohol distilled from spoiled maize will cause the disease. The spores of the fungus start colonies in the intestine, and the poison they produce is taken up by blood and thus carried to all parts of the body. It is in effect a drug, particularly injurious to the brain and nervous system generally? whence the profound effect of the disease upon the mentality. This ef fect, like the purely physical symp toms, is progressive, and frequently terminates in idiocy or insanity. When it is said that the disease is due to something in moldy or musty corn nearly all has been said that is really known of the cause. It is true that at the .Meridian Hospital, in Mississippi, a new and unknown baijfiilus has been isola ted after investigation iutu a num ber of cases of the disease. but whether this is the real microbe of pellagra, whether there is a mic robe or whether the malady is due to some vegetable growth that en ters the blood through the corn, is not actually known. Nor is it likely that an effective remedy will be found until the cause is definitely ascertained. The Italian theory, and the one commonly ac cepted, is that it is caused by "a fungus parasitic on maize or by a ptomaine developed by its putrifac tion." Fungus and ptomaine remain to be discovered. Nobody that lias ever handled corn can have failed to notice that occasional ears are moldy. Perhaps only a few of the grains are affected, and, as a matter of fact, these are removed in process of preparation for the table; or, if the grain be shelled by hand, only the good part is taken for the bin. This, in the latter case, is a precaution obviously necessary, inasmuch as a small C, THURSDAY. ?EPTE amount of moldy corn may do a great deal of damage in the bin, through the spreading of the fun gus. It is in the Southern States and in the Middle West that the bulk of the cornmeal output is consumed. Gomparativly little of it is eaten in other parts of this country. For merly, in both sections, the stfpply of corn meal came entirely ? from small local mills, the grain for which was "shucked" by hand. For this reason none of it was moldy; and consequently the flour made from it was wholesome, containing no disease germs. Those who ate it were safe from "pellagra." Today, however, there is a very different state of affairs. The South has given up growing corn on any extensive scale, and is planting cot ton instead. But the people of that section are still eating as much corn meal -as ever, obtaining the product from the North, where it is- made in great mills in Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and other cities, by ma chinery. The ears are "shucked' by machinery, which pays no atten tion to bad ones, and throws the moldy grain in with the rest, to be afterwards ground. Formerly the corn used for mak ing meal in the South was never kept in big bulks. Today, on the other hand, it is customarily handled in enormous bulks?GOO bushels to a car, and thousands of bushels in one bin. Under such conditions, es pecially if any moisture he present, the mass is liable to "heat," and the fungus from the moldy grain spreads with great rapidity. Thus is may be taken for granted that the cornmeal whfah comes to market nowadays is more or less liable to be infected with fungus. No wonder then, that in the States where corn meal is a large item of the daily diet a disease positively known to arise from the eating of moldy corn should have made its appearance. It is by no means to be supposed that the fugi which attack corn are all of them, or even most of them, dangerous. Presumably, they are, as a rule, quite harmless. .But among them there must be some species of a "pathogenic" character, which produces the disease known as pellagra. When sufferers from the malady in its early stages are deprived of corn, and fed on other grain, the symptoms disappear. Summed up, the symptoms com prise progressive emaciation, brittle ness of the bones, fatty degeneration of the internal organs (especially the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs), inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, nervous troubles and the frightful affection of the skin already mentioned. These conditions become progres sively worse. There are evidences of mental weakness, with great depres sion of spirit. Children are sad of face and look like old men or wo men. Young women rapidly take on the aspect of ancients. Emaciation sets in, with increased physical weakness. The skin becomes red, with sensations of burning and itch ing, and usually some puffiness. Blisters appear, scattered over the surface; the spider mis dries and falls in grayish scales. Later on the skin becomes thickened and of a dir ty yellow or yellowish-green color, hard and rough, with painful cracks and crusts, or even ulcerations. Finally, it becomes parchment-like, with entire loss of elastictiy. The condition, in a word, so far as this feature of the complaint is concerned, is what a layman would describe as leprous. It. is not lepro sy, however. A suggestion has been made to the effect that the leprosy described in the Bible was actually pellagra, but there is no reason for such a theory. Undoubtedly pe'.ln gra is a modern disease, corn having been unknown in ancient time'j. Maize, of course, is of American origin, and it is safe to say that the Indians, who were large users of corn meal long before the days of Columbus did not use moldy grain in its manufacture. In the later stage? of the malady, sufferers become either partly im becile or deranged. Sometimes they entertain delusions of persecution or of religion. Melancholia leads to dementia, and they try to commit suicide, or in some instances exhibit : a homicidal tendency. Not infrc J quently they refuse food. Their j heads tremble ami their gait is para I lytif. Last scene of all is a corabi J nation of starvation, helplessness, . heart weakness, dropsy and delirium, j ending in death. Occasionally blood ( poisoning, or even galloping con sumption of the lungs, sets in at the i close. j Pictures have been sent to Dr. File Metcbnikoff. the famous Rus sian scientist who is now studying j it. It is also under investigation at John Hopkins University in I!al timore. Such is pellagra?certainlv on-- of the most frightful physical afflictions known to mankind. .lodge in Shooting Scrape. At Huntsville, Ala., Judge Betts and J. 1!. Ballentine engaged in a jpistol duel on Saturday in the streets, each receiving a minor wound. The two men passed heated words Saturday morning and were separated by bystanders before blows were passed. Fach armed himself later and when they met on the street both drew revolvers and be gan firing, emptying their revolvers at each other at close range. MBEB 16, 1900. GOODS STOLEN Peary's Boatswain Confirms Cook's State ment of the Looting of His Stores. PEARY BADLY EQUIPPED Dr. Cook's and Franke's Collection of Relics Were Taken by Peary? Admiral Schley Endorses Dr. Cook as Does Capt. Osboni, Secretary of the Artie Club. A dispatch from St. John's, N. F., says Alan Whitten, who was boat swain of the Peary auxialiary steam er Erik in 1905 and again in ?00S, adds his quota to the polar contro versy. On his expeditions he saw j much of Peary and knew of Peary's plans. He was also on the Erik in the summer of 1907 when she lay for a week in Sydney alongside the' schooned Jno. R. Bradley, in which Dr. Cook was starting for the pole. Whitten says that the Bradley was abundantly equipped for Cook's ex pedition, having supplies, for at least three years. He confirms the charges made by Dr. Cook at Copenhagen that Peary's people took Dr. Cook's provisions, adding that not only did the crew of the ship take Cook's stores, at Etah, but that boats were sent to Annatok, thirty miles distant, to remove Cook's provisions which were stored there. Whitten admitted however that he did not know if this removal was by arrangement between Franke, who was left in charge of the provisions and Peary or Peary's representatives. The boatswain also made the statement that both Franke's and Cook's collections of ivory and skins, some of them very valuable, likewise were taken. He said that the trou , ble with Peary's previous expeditions had been the lack of supplies. In stead of remaining away for three> years, Commander Peary was com pelled to return after about fifteen months, the real reason, Whitten de clared, that he did not have enough supplies to remain longer. Naval Officers Endorse Cook. A dispatch from New York says previous assumption that Comman der Peary would have the United States Navy solidly behind him was not borne out in a letter from Rear Admiral Schley, made public by Capt. B. S. Osborn, secretary of the Artie Club of America, of which Dr. Cook is a member. The letter under date of September 11 from Pocono Manor, Pa., runs in part as follows: "I like Cook's attitude immensely in this unfortunate, unnecessary and unwise controversy. He certainly has been dignified and manly in the stand he has taken in this matter. Capt. Osborn followed up his let ter from the admiral with a lecture on "Who Discovered the North Pole?'' "Dr. Frederick A. Cook," he said, "was for two years my wife's phy sician. I saw him two or three times a week and we chatted many hours. If I have ever known a man of integrity, probity, sincerity and modesty, it is Cook. "I have known also the other man ?known him to depart from truth by large margins." It is now admittefl by Peary h.m self, that only one Esquino was at the pole with him. Cook had three with him. Criticises Peary. The Paris Temps severely criti cises Commander Peary's "broadcast accusations" against Dr. Cook, as well as his "general grandiloquent attitude." saying of it: "Peary's patriotic declaration about taking possession of the pole in the name of the President of the United States contrasts strongly with the commer cial spirit he displayed in copyright ing the story." Negro Proves a Hero. At Atlanta. Ca.. the home of S. W. Bailey, with its contents, was destroyed by lire Saturday, the roof falling when the fire was first dis covered. The family of .Mr. Bailey barely escaped in their night robes. After the roof began crumbling, Mary, the six-year-old daughter, was rescued by the during bravery of Weldon W'ray. colored. Methodist Church Burned. During a thunder storm at Hamil ton Friday eight t!i" Methodist church was struck hy lightning, set on fire and was totally destroyed. The loss is $.1.500. with insurance for $ 1.500. The organ and most of j lie- church furniture was saved from' the burning building, under trying circumstances, and at great risk of] life by the citizens. Child Killed by Train. Annie Bell Ram-ay. aged 1-3, while on !)??! way to the Laurens cotton mills nl o'Hork Safurdav morning, was run over, and f:ir:?!!>? Injured '?v a detached string of Hat cars on the Columbia. Xewberry ? Laurens railroad, death ensuing one hour later. She was walking on the track iimI being partially deaf did not hear the approaching train behind her In time to escape. TWi SHOW LARGE GAINS POSTAL STATISTICS SHOW PRO GRESS IN MANY TOWNS. South Carolina Compares Well With AH Sections of the Unit?! StuU-s in Thrift. Figures that are now being pre pared in the office of the auditor of the postoffice department in Wash ington reveal an interesting story of the commercial growth and de velopment of the various towns in South Carolina during the last twelve months. These figures, bas ed upon reports from the postmasters in different parts of the State, are due to reach |the /au |l't?r's office soon after the close of each fiscal year on June 30, but as may be ex pected there are many delays, in sach matters, consequently this year it will be several weeks bet?re com plete returns are available. Enough information, however, has been received to indicate in the clearest possible manner that when full returns are made ?South Caro lina will make as good a showing as any State in the Union, with the ex ception of Texas, Oklahoma and some parts of the far West, where towns of 5,000 or 10,000 inhabitants sometimes spring up over night. The latter, however, are not count ' ed by the postoffice department as good evidence of the real growth of the country, for the reason that they are just as liable to disappear suddenly with the discovery of gold o<" some other precious metal some where else as they are to be put in full blast between suns. Inquiry of the postoffice depart ment officials shows that during the last year the towns and cities in South Carolina that have probably made the most noted progress are, in the upper part of the State; Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson and Greenwood. Of these four it is probable that Spartanburg is in the lead, and that when the returns are in it will be seen that she has made a slight advancement over the three other places. In the Pied mont section there are'several small er mill towns, like Gaffney, Pied mont and Pelzer, that have also made excellent returns and have made substantial headway. Laurens and Union have about held their former positions. Further down the State Newberry has made a small gain, as is the case with Columbia, though in the latter case the increase will not be so marked as in the smaller towns. Postal receipts in Orangeburg 'and Suniter have probably been consider ably increased during the last twelve months, and Florence has also' made substantial headway. In the Pee Dee section, Darlington and Marion have made good records, arid the race between the other towns in that of the State for the lead in increased postal business is a close one. An interesting feature in connec tion with these figures, is that the smaller towns in the State have probably made larger increas es with respect to their relative pop ulation than the larger places, in dicating that many persons are com ing to the former from the country, because of the new cotton mills be ing constantly erected. These figures, however, do riot take into account the large increases at the various mill towns in the State, where there are only one or two factories, because figures for these offices are not obtainable. If they could be secured they would make a most interesting story of the commercial growth and prosperity of the small towns. RUNNING DUEL IN STREET. fugitives and Policemen Exchange Shots?Two Hats Are Pierced, A dispatch from Newport, Ky., says a running due! between fugi tives and a policeman created wild excitement there a few days ago. Detective Jeff Norton tailed at the hotel to arrest ft. W. Leroy and Isaac Brewer on the charge of de taining fourteen-year-old Florence Gray. The men Bed after Leroy had fired three shots from a re volver. One hullel grazed the head of De tective Jeff .Morton. Another pierc ed the hats of Tony Gastrighl ami James Taylor, spectators. Another clipped the ear of Chris Albert, the city jailor. A policeman joined in (he pur suit, and a running battle ensued for several blocks. TWO it LACK FIENDS SLAIN. They Filtered a Lady's Room am! Shot and Killed Her. News of the killing of two negroes, following the slaying of a white I woman, w;is received from Bellamy, ! a lumber camp miles west of I Demopolis, Ala . Two negroes, ; Robert Cully and John Holly, Sun ; day nighl entered the home of a ] man named Gray. .Mrs. Gray was I awakened, und when failed to j heed the order to stop screaming was shot and kilbd by Cully. Cray J brained the negro with an axel but ' not before Cully had shot him in the leg. Holly was captured later ami was made quick work of by a J posse of Gray's neighbors. 0 CENTS PET? COPY CUT IS THROAT Despondent Banker, Head of Unioa Trust Company, Kills Himself. HL HEALTH THE CAUSE John W., Castles, One of the Most Prominen-t Men in New York, Cuts KLs Own Throat ? in a Hospital?Act Said to Have Been Due to Iii Health. John W. Castles, president of the Union Trust Company, of New York city, capitalized at ?1,000,000, a director in other well known cor porations, and prominent in club and social life in New York arid the South, cut his throat from1 ear to ear in the Grand Union Hotel Monday afternoon and was found t dead stretched across a bed. He had been in ill health for some time, and his suicide is ascribed solely to a nervous breakdown and not. to financial troubles. His body was; discovered about 9 o'clock Monday night by his broth?r, Durton S. Castles, who, having' be come alarmed at Mr. Castle's failure to return home from the bank, be gan a search through the hotels of the city. Arriving at the Grand Union, at 42d street and Parke ave nue, he found that Mr. Castles had registered there under his own name at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, and had gone immediately to the room assigned to him on the second floor. As his body was found cold indications are that he ended nis life soon after closing the door 'bflf hind him. The body, dressed only in the under garments, was lying across the bed in the room, while on a table nearby was a bloody razor, with which he ended his life.1. Ex amination showed that he had sev ered both the windpipe and the car toid artery, but notwithstanding this had made his way to the bed before he expired. The position of the ra zor leads to the belief that he stood before a mirror while slashing his throat. On a dresser near the bed there was an eight ounce bottle, unldbel-' led, but containing a pungent acid. Whether he had taken any of" this before cutting his throat had' not been ascertained at last reports. A physician was summoned hastily after the body was found, but the banker was beyond aid. The polite" and coroner were" then notified and an investigation begun. ' According to bis friends, Mr.'Cas tles was broken in health by over work, and had had little connection with th'e' Union Trust Company sinoe lassumihg the presidency of the in stitution bh January 1, last. Not 'long ago Mr. Castles' con dition became so serious that he was sent to a sanitarium at Kerhonkson, N. Y., in Ulster county, where he t remained for three months under treatment. Mr. Castles' widow and two, chil dren are in the Adirondacks. She was notified of her husband's death. Coming originally from the South, where he was well known in Texas and Louisiana, Mr. Castles moved to New Yrok to assume the presidency of the Guaranty Trust Company sev eral years ago. But in the latter part of last year he resigned this position and on the opening of the new year ?tepped in as head of the Union Trust Company. Tn the search for Hie despct.dent banker, his brother was accompanied by Eli B. Si. ings, a director of the Charlotte,' N. C, Electric Railway, Light and Power Company, and a! lifelong iriend cf the Castles. After' the finding of the body they looked in vain for a note or letter explain ing his suicide. Mr. Castles had large interests in Texas, and was at one time presi dent of the Hibernia Trust Company, of New Orleans. Besides being pres ident of the Union Trust Company. Mr. Castles was a director of the Central Park, North and Fast Rive Railroad Comnany; the Central of Ceorgia Railway Company; the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com pany: the Hanover National Bunk, of New York: the Maryland Trust Company, of Baltimore, and the Morristown. N. ,L, Trust Company. He was United States trustee for tin- Northern Assurance Company, Limited, of London. LITTLE GIRL FS MURDERED. Two Other Chldren Badly Wound ed?So Clue to the Crinie. A dispatch from Utica, N. Y., says a crime for which there, at present, appears to be no explana tion, was committed against three Italian children there a few nights ago. They are Theresa Procipo, seven years old. who is dead, shot, through tie heart: Fannie Infnsino, six years eld, badly wounded in the arm, and Freddy Infnsino, two and a half years old. shot through the bowels and will die. There appears to be absolutely nq explanation as to why the children were shot. The children had been missing since 7 o'clock Sunday evening, when they were seen talking I with an unknown man.