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VOL. XIV. MANNING. S. C., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1904. NO. 14. eollars and dimes that easily passed the irspeltion of people even fairly conversant with spurious coin were being circulated. Three months ago large numbers of the coins were issued, the counterfeiters evidently being emboldened by their success. By dint of hard work on the part of detec tives and Secret Service men evidence which was deemed sufcient to hold was obtained agairst Schleiman, and his confession led the offcers to the long-sougb "mill." A secret Servic agent who has spe:nt twenty-three years hunting this class of criminal, and wbo knows chemistry and the mechanism o. counterfeiting even better than a telegrapher knows his Morse, explatn ed the beauties and delicacy of this latest find. ''TAXES oN3S' BREATH AWAY." "Here is a combination of brains and mechanical skill that takes oie's breath away," he said. "The man ner in which these half dollars were made differed from the cruder methods of the past. Antimony and tin have alway been used by the 'ar tist,' who then adds lead to his pro duct to give it the deceptive weight. "But the lead gives silver-plating practic.lly no purchase on the metal disk, and It does not pcsses a ring which could deceive us. And further more, a counterfeiter has never been able to put those little nicks in the rim of the coin, just as the Govern ment does. This is called 'milling' and 'reading.' "Still another point of interest, whose difficulties were removed by tbese geniuses the ofmocers have trap ped, is that it has been hard to re move slight excrescence and imperfec tions of flush from the face of the coin. "Now, Instead of using lead, these men used copper of the highest class. They placed the antimony and tin in a crucible, and when the prop er temperature had been reached, put a rod of copper into the molten metal and stired it. Thus the molecules of copper spread evenly through the mas as they will not do when molten cop per is added. "This copper offers a splendid sur face for the application of silver. They put the coin in the electro-bath, and the copper took up the silver and clung to It. Such a coating stands an acid test of some duration. Such a coin will ring almost as clearly as the enuine article. Now, whatever im perfectations or hummocks appeared on the surface were absolutely remov ed with a specimen of Turkey stone imported-whose equal I have never seen. WEIGHT, MILIING, RING 0 K. "This little machine, wi h the three knurled wheels intercommunicating, n c ives the coin and with marvellous delicacy mills and 'reads' the edges. E Usually we can tell by the feel t of an edge whether Uncle Sam 2 or a counterfeiter made the coin. You can't do it with 1 this specimen. S: you see, they got the weight, the ring and the milling I of the real article, and were doomed 1 only by the fact that tbey could not I profitably put enough silver on their 7 productl to defy continued acid test. I "I believe the man who made these 1 cclns is a master mind. He would succeed in anything be undertook-ex cept fooling the G,>vernment. I don'ti think he will do much public work for I some years to come, however. It's a pretty clear case, and I must say the work of your Central Office here, with I wh'ch I have often had the pleasure1 of operating, Is a brilliant example of quiet, effactive sleuthing. Inspector 1 Mc~luskys enthusiastic support of the Secret Service must excite admi- I ration." Five-year-old Augusta Schatz. daughter of the housekeeper at tbe Fourth street place, has identi fld as Mrs. Rueber a p'cture obtained in the den.-N Y. American. 1 The Japs De~pressed. The loss of twelve thous~and men at Metre hill has depressed the spirit of the Japanese soilders. It was an aw ful slaughter and to no purpose. Gen. Kurcpatkin has an army of six hun dred thousand ready for the spring campaign and the soil of Manchuria I will be drenched with blood from ~ Mukden to Port Arthur. Human life' is cheap in the EBist, and money is dear. And money wins wars, over throws dynasties, revolutionizes condi tions and reclaims desert wastes. It is reported that bold iAlockade runners~ have eluded the cordon established by Admiral Togo and supplied Generai Stoessel with food, medicine, powder. and guns. And money accomplished these later rasults. The Bond Scrip Case. The Unaited States supreme court has decided in favor of the state In the revenue scrip case, and all courts be fore -which the matter has been car ried have been of the same opinion. The script was fraudulently issued, but if Mr. Wesley bought them In good faith and without any participa tion in the fraud he certainly plays In hard luck in not being able to get his money back, A man who is bancoed must stand tbe loss, however, and not the people.-OolumbiaRecord. .Ee Was Iasane Monroe Wells, aged 22, son of a carpenter at North Birmingham Ala., secured a pistol Wednesday and fired at his mother, the bullet nar rowly missing her, Miss Adidie Beale, an aunt, rushed to the rescue of Mrs. Wells, when the young man shot her in the neck Inflicting a fatal wound. He then turned the weapon upon him self and blew out his brains. Wells had but recently been released from the Insane aslyum at Tuscaloosa. He was committed some time ago, but was thought to be cured. Miss Beale is expected to die before night. A Case of Conscience. Twelve years ago Lula Burdette, then a little girl, now a married wo man, lost five cents while playing at the village school. The other day she received a letter from a woman now In Calfornia, but formerly a Kansas playmate, which was to this effect. "You will find enclosed 25 cents. You lost 5 cents at school one time. I found and kept It. When you told me that some one saw me find it, I denied it. This was a long time ago, and I had covered it all up, but God arrest ed and troubled me on account of the sn"-TKarea City Innrnal. A CIRIS' HOME In New York Raided and Found to Be a Counterfeiter Den. BAND OF BURGLARS. Four Taken After Battle With a Knife. Detectives Seize Marvelous Appa ratus and Silver Pieces that Defy Every Test Save that of Acid. Marvellously perfect apparatus for the manufacture of counterfeit coin and spurious silver pieces surpassing a workmlLWhip any ever befo re produc ed in this country, are at Police Head quarters, trophies of a sensational raid on a coiners' den at N>. 52 Ei st Fcurth street. A wcman and two men were captur ad after one of the prisoners bad fought the detectives with a knife. The prisoners-to whose number a fourth was added late Saturday-are declared by the Secret Service men to be criminal artists of the most skilled type. The news of the raid which occurred late Saturday, hbccime public Monday in the Tombs Court. It was conducted quietly and the three prisoners were placed where none might see them or learn of the capture. At the re quest of Chief Flynn, East commander of the Secret Service, and the New York Central cffLe, the prisoners were re manded without ball by Magistrate Ommen. The detectives say there is no shadow of doubt that conviction will be easy The pres-nt charge of "suspicious persons" is merely techni eal. ?EETTY GIRL CAUGHT IN RAID. The prisoners say they are Frank Schleiman, thirty, an engineer, of No. 260 East Fourth street; John Miller, alias George Willians, thirty- five, of No. 130 East One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street; Elizabeth Rue ber, twenty, of No. 52 East Fourth street, and John Hogman, twenty nine, a waiter, of No. 7 Chatham Square. Schleiman, Miller and Hoff man are said to ba ex-convicts. N th Ing of the woman's antecedents a known at present. She is a pretty, vi vacious girl, who looks anything but a criminaL. The wonderfu' perfection of the ma chines used in the manufacture of the coin has startled the offcers. Half dol lars and dimes that ring true and pcs sees a perfect "milling" on the edges, sought for generations by the "pro fession," were found in profusion in the two little rooms where the three prisoners were cornered. Mechanism absolutely new in the work of counterfeiting specie was found :n the den, and one machine, which knurled the et1ges and gave the metal discs the same appearance and "feel" as Uncle Sam's product, has caused the detectives to behieve that one or all of the prisoners command a profound knowledge of mechanics. NEW COUNTEEFEINlG ART. The manner in which the silvery "ring" was imparted to the coins is new to the officers and new to the art of counterfeiting. Five hundred and sixty-one half dollar pieces and 324 dimes, all spurl ous, and of 1904 date, were found in the den. There also were collections of costly silverware-knives, forks plates, toilet articles, etc.-together with an expensive gold clock, bundles of delicate lace and other fabrics, which the detectives say were stolen from Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Quaens. E W. Williams, of No. 671 East Twenty-third street, Flatbush, was called to. Headquarters Saturday and Identinied by monograms the gold clcck and some nine lace as his property, stolen from his home on August 31. More of the property bears marks and it Is believed the owners of the silver and goods will be discovered in a few - soLD COI~S AT HALF PRICE. Deteceive-Seigeants Kinsler and Duggin, of the Headquarters sauad, acting on on a Secret Service Bureau tip, made all the arrests. Chief Flynn, of the Scoret Service, had accumula ted evidence, he said, against Schlei man, and the detectives arrested him at Fourth street and Sicnd avenue. He was hustled to Police Headquar ters, where thirteen counterfeit nifty cenit pieces and a few dozen spurious dimes were found on him. He weakened under cross-examina tion and confessed be had bought the stuff from a "fence," and offered to tell all he knew if promised immuni ty. - The promise was not given. Schlman confessed further that the counterfeiter was selling the product at 50 per cent. discunt -a half dol lar for a quarter, a dime for 5 c.:nts. Meanwhile the detectives learned that Schleiman was friendly with a woman named Elizabeth Rueber, liv ing in a~ furnished room at Nio. 52 East Fourth street. The sleuthe went. over to the house and surprised her on the second fi or In the midst of the lay-Out. While the detectives were question ing the wozan Mi-ler appeared. Dug gin and Kinsler got between him ann the door, and this aroused the man, who divined the situation and drew a long knife. He rushed at the ofl 'ers, but received a bl'-w in the jaw that made him reel, and sent crashing to the floor the metal pots on the stove, on the top of which metal that had run over the crucibles was spat tered. He arose and made another rush, and clinched, but was soon over powered. Detective Sergeant Hughes of Headquarters said Wednesday that Miller is an old offender, whose Gal ery number Is 6702. FLOURIsHED TEN MONTHS. About ten months ago the Secret Service became aware that merchants on the upper West Side, the lowej East Side and in Harlem were being ,lamzrlzd by counterfeiters. Hal2 A FEMALE FAKIR. Mrs. Cora C. Wilson in the Tombs in New York. SHE LIVED IN AIKEN At One Time, Where it is Charged that She Stole Diamonds from Mrs. Laguna. Organized a Bank Which Nover Opened. A Strango.Case. The "Mrs. Cora C. Wilson," who 2as been Incarcerated In the Tombs n New York, charged with stealing liamondi from Miss Laguna, Is the wife of the late Maj. Jas. L. Wilson, L retired United States army cficer, ays a special to the News and Courier. it was said that Mrs. Wilson while n North Carolina met a Baltimore nan ind conspired with him to ob iain money on a life insurance policy. Ars. Wilson got the Baltimorean to nsure his life for $100,000, the policy yeIng made payable to her, and he was to disappear and a dead body to )e buried in his name. Mrs. Wilson, however, so the story an, desired to get something out of his man, so stated to him she could iot secure the insurance money unless t could be shown she was a creditor )f his estate. The man then signed our notes of $25,000 each, and Mrs. Wilson left him. She came to Aiken and many tories were heard of her building a arge tourist hotel, but she was un 6ble to secure any money on the notes if the Baltimorean. At a sale of her belongings one of he $25,000 notes was bid in for a very mall amount, and is now held by a itizen of Aiken. Mrs. Wilson, becoming dissatified ith the treatment of the bankers iere, dicided to open a bank herself 6nd went North to induce some friends here to help her. She returned and ecured a charter for the Union Bank ng and Trust company, and about a rer ago renovated a building and >laced therein handsome office furni ure, but the bank has never been op. mned. The gentlemen whose names appear is cfflers of the bank have never ome to take charge. When Mrs. Wil on went to New York to secure the Mfie furniture she went, it is said to dealer who agreed to furnish it and sked to be allowed to go to the fac ory to examine it. Securing permission she got the oreman at the factory to turn over he furniture to her and shipped it in er name to the banking company. ['he furniture dealers endeavored to ave the furniture stopped in transft, ut could not, as her name appeared a consignor. The people of Aiken who have had lealings with her look upon her as a irs. Chadwick on a smaller scale, and nost of them who have had business ealings with her entertain towards er the same feelings which Mr. Beck ith has to Mrs. Chadw'ek.* The New York Sun of Sunday has be following about Mrs. Wilson: Cora Wilso - who claims to own a: .ank in Akron, Ga., (Alken, S. C.,) nd who was arrested Friday charged ith stealing $1,200 worth of jewels rom her friend, Mims Maria Laguna, Swealthy and pretty Spanish girl, as arraigned before Magistrate Omn nen in the Tcmbs police court yester lay. "We have investigated this Wilson oman's stories," said Deputy Assist Lt District Attorney Kressel, "and nd them to be fakes of the first wa er. She has been bleeding the Lagu la girl for a long time. I believe dI~ss Laguna's story that she has a ortune in her own right and that it tied up by a guardian. She was orn In Cuba and got acquainted with she Wilson woman last summer. One lay n June she turned over her ewels to Miss Wilson to keep for her md hasn't been able to get them nck." Lawyer Wahle told Mr gistrate Om men that he had applieci to yustice cott, of the supreme court, fcr a writ of habeas corpus, returnable on &onday, and that, In his opinion, the matter was now out of the magis rate's hands. "That hasn't any hearing on the mae whatever," said Magistrate Om men. and his opinion was backed up by M r. Kressel. "Then I withdraw from the ease entre," said Mr. Wahie, and he left the court room. "Well, what am I going to do? Ive got to have a lawyer. Will the court assign me one?" asked the pris aner. "You have a right to one," re plied Magistrate Ommen, "and I'll give you until Monday to get one." Miss Laguna, who is a brunette and only 20 years old, lives at 116 E ast seventy first street. She has been In this country only a few months. A COLUMBIA END. The Record says there Is a C..lum bia end to the remarkable story pinted above. The story Is Chad wickian In every sense of the word and the cifcials in the secretary of state's office remember very well a well,-dressed, business-like womaa of abcut thirty-five years of age, who came over to Columbia from Aiken, secured a charter for a bank, spent money very freely and then dropped out ~of sight. Mrs. Cora C. Wilson came Into Columbia last March with a draft for $50C which the banks did not cash because she was unknown to the bank officials, and bank officials are not given to cashing drafts Indis criminately for unknown people. Then a prominent business man was induc ed to cash the draft, and, although he could not be Induced to talk, it Is not thought that be ever received any re turn for the same. A little later she came Into the ofice of the secretary of state with a mmmision for a bank at Aiken, the bank to be known as the Union Bank and Trust company, with a capital of $50,000. She wanted a charter also is sued at once, but as she did not have the fee of $55 necessary, the secretary of state refused to credit her and it was several days before the charter was issued, the charter containing all of the necessary legal requirements with the following ofceri: W. S. Reamer, Columbia, president; the others from New York-Oliver P. Hurd, vice president; William F. Ash ton, treasurer; Frank C. Williams and Walter D. Minsen, directors. She also filed papers of domestica tion with the secretary of state for the Union Realty company, of Jarsey City, N. J., a real estate concern with $500,000 capital. The incorporatirs were J. S. Hartwell, F. M. Teepin and E. J. Dudley. Mrs. Cora Wilson sign ed herseif as secretary protem, of this company. She made several visits to the cifiee and impressed herself on the oMce force on account of business-like ways and the fact that she related a num ber of stories of adventure to the force, all of which were received with a little salt. To Chief Clerk McGowan she told how she had ridden acrcss the country frt m Aiken to Asheville, N. C., and had to steal her horses out of the stable to do so. On Mr. H. B. Mitchell, the expert penman of the office, she made an impression because of the work wbich he had done for her and the fact that although he only charged her seventy cents she tossed over a $5 bill with as much unconcern as a millionaire. She was the general topic of conver ation around the office for several days and het story in New York, re lated by a reporter for The Record to the force recently, was received with % great deal of Interest. Just what the outcome will be is also of interest, as it is understood that the bank at Alken was never opened. War's Horrors. When we read that something like 00,000 lives have been sacrificed in the war In the East during eight months of campaign, says the Spar tanburg Journal, we have a shudder >f horror at war's barbarity. Yet we Immediatly turn to our pleasures as though it was all right. And it Is all right, for that momentaary shudder >f emotion expresses the comparative mportance of the fact announe:d. he deaths In eight months the world iver are about 20,000,000 hence 200, )00 killed in war is about 1 per cent )f the mortality of the period and nay or may not be in excess of the iormal ratio. If in excess, it is just is though the mortality rate of a own or county should rise from 150 o 152 in a given period. Drowned. At Charleston Dan Smiley, 45 years nd Nat Young, 35 years, colored shermen were drowned in the wamplng of their boat Eoise at the wst end of Sullivan's Islani on Sat arday afternoon. According to the particulars, the boat was coming up ihe harbor with a heavy load of fish, acompanied by a number of other >oats, when in making a tack, a sud len puff of wind struck her and she reened and filled with water, going own before the fishermen could be escued. The drowning took place ear the same place where two fish og boats were lost several months ~go with 11 men. Four Men Kiled. Four men were killed and their >odes terribly mangled as the r salt f a boiler explosion at the sawmill of 3. F. Redline, near Rohrsburg, Co umnbia county Pa., Wednesday. The lead are: William R. Redline. Ir win Kline. Charles Wright. Elias Ash. These men comprise the entire force f the saqmill. The boiler was com aratively new and the cause of the xplosion is not knownu. Significant Statement. President Roosevelt threw cold wa er on Crumpacker's pro ject to reduce he southern representation in con-' ress and the judge has returned to hs home in Indiana. He thinks, how sver, that the next session will take action. "It is understood," says the Washington Post, "that Judge Crum :acker did not get the support he had xpected from the president. A year go he had great hope of enlisting the :resident on his side," This is a very g 11Aicant statement in Its bearing on Roosevelt's attitude toward the South. DeKaib Mills Sold at Last. Af ter several unsuccessful attempts he DeiAalb Cotton Mills were sold Tuesday, Mr. George M. White, of Cnion, being the successful bidder. The price for which it was sold was $176,000. The interest In the sale was decidedly greater than at the two previous attempts, and it has stimu lated interest in the sale of the Cam :en Cotton Mill, which will be sold the first Monday In January. The company which Mr. Wright repre sents is to be congratulated however, upon getting the DeKalb Mill at so small a price. Suitor Shoots Women and Himself. At Lockpcrt, N. Y., Fred Jones, of Charlotteville, Wednesday shot and killed Co.nstable Win. G. Gray, and Mrs. Abbe Goodrich, a widow. He then turned the revolver upon himself and fired a bullet into his brain. He Is still alive but surgeons say cannot recover. Jones was a rejocted suitor for Mrs. Goodrich's hand. He is 28 years old and Mrs. Goodrich was 54. Helps Express Company. The Spartanburg Journal says: "The S uthern Express Co, ought to do something for Ga.f'ney, S. C. Vot ing out the dispensary in that town has caused an Increase of whiskey shipments of 25 gallons a day, accord ing to the Ledger. At 25 cents ex pressage on each gallon, that is 86.25 a day or $2,281 a year for the express company." Track Disappears. A section of the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail road, between Hopewell and Storm. ville, Conn., suddenly disappeared Wednesday by sliding into Storm Lake, which it crosses. This was a new track over which trains began ti run last Friday. A section of the old track disappeared at the sa'me place a ew ars ago. RAISED THE DEAD That Is What an English Clergy man Claims to Do. ALLEGED MIRACLES. Are Worthy of the Fullest lavestigation, Says Rev. Thomas B. Gregory, of New York, in the Americas. ie Says God May Have Allowed Them. The following interesting article was written by Rev. Thomas B. Greg ory and appeared In Thursday's New York American: In the accounts, now arriving daily from London, of the alleged remarka ble powers of "Father" Ignatius, founder of the Episcopal Monastery of Llanthony, I am free to confess that I am much interested. In this day and age It is quite un usual to find the type of man we seem to have in the monk of Llanthony, and if what "Father" Ignatius says is to be believed, then the age of mira cles is not past, and the "superna tural" is still a tremendous reality in the world. "Father" Ignatius claims to have the power not only to heal the sick, but to raise the dead. He does not hesitate to say that before now he has repeatedly performed the supreme miracle of restoring the dead to life and activity. There is something pjsitively re freshing in the straightforward, em phatic, matter-of-fact manner in whih this unusual man relates his marvellous deeds. - "In 1862," said Father Ignatius, "when I was with my fellow worker, Mr. -Redmond, a woman earnestly be sought me to come and save her daughter, who was dying of typhoid. Suddenly feeling God's command upon me I rese up, charged my friend to bring a relic of the true cross, and we both set forth upon our errand of mercy. On reaching the house we found the girl had been dead two hours, and the body was already dis posed for burial. SLOWLY THE DEAD AROSE "Actuated by an involuntary im pulse, I took the relio and laid it on the heart of the corpse, exclaiming, 'In the name of ,esus Christ I say nto thee arise.' Slowly and softly the corpse arose. Redmond cried out, 'What have you done?' 'I have done nothing,' I answered; the Lord hath done all.' I believe Redmond's broth er is still alive, and he can testify to this truth. I have never spoken of this wonder until now, when it is for the glory of God that I should be be lieved. "There have been other Instances, ut t wo will suffice, because I believe here are means of substantiating hem," continued "Father" Ignatius. A stricken mother sent for me to suc or her son lying Ill unto death five miles away. We always have Lourdes water at the Abbey, tho'2gh the na tre of the water is immaterial. I said, 'I feel our Lord intends I shall raise this poor boy by the power of Eis name. "When I got to the cottage I found he boy dying of acute internal in fammation and 'all but dead. I sprinkied Lourdes water upon him, lmost shouting, 'Jesns says you are o get up at once:' Instantly the boy arose, perfectly cured, and the nx' ay he walked Sve miles from bis ouse to mine, bringing me a gift of fowers. "That boy's mother still lives close o Llanthony. I will ask her if she Is willing to give evidence." Continuing his extraordinary story, "Father" Ignatius said: STILL MORE AMAZING sTORY. "When Llanth~ny Abbey was being built a great block of masonry crush ed to death a workman. The broth ers ran to tell me of the accident. I grasped a little flask of Lourdes water and reached the spot where the man lay, nothing but bruised pulp, and his fellows standing horrlfied around the dead body. "I felt the divine oommand upon me. I commanded him to rise in the name of the Lord. The man walked home to his lodgings without even a mark upon him. There Is certainly one witness of that event living." The old monk, with his three score and ten years upon his head, and dressed in the white and black robe of the Dominican Order, told these wonderf ul stories with a very straight face and In a tone of voice that was as calm as his countenance. Among the readers of this newspa per there are many men of many minds, and the bit of ne ws here pub lished- will doubtless be looked at from various angles and with various con clusions. Some may say: "Father' Ignatius is beside himself; well meaning enough, but out of his head." Others may feel inclined to call this monk the European Dowie-a "busi ness man in the ministry," using his "ministry" to dupe the ignorant and fat his purse. Some may be ungracious enough to say that the whole thing is nothing more nor less than an advertiremnent for the Lourdes people WE ALL KNow SO LITTLE. Others still, and these may consti tute the majority, may conclude that "Father" Ignatlus tells the truth, and that It is well to believe that the things he tells of really happened. This Is such a great big universe, and in the midst of It all we know so little, it would seem to behoove us to be as modest as possible in the procla mation of our opinions as to what Is, or is not possible. One thing is certain, if "Father' Ignatius' story is a true one, it is as glorious as it IS ertraordinary, abound ig In comfort and consolation tc every one of us. On the other hand, if "Father" Ig atina'stry is a false one, conscious ly false, deliberately false, it Is un speakable, it is monstrous. There ought to be some way of finding out whether the monk of Llan thony is telling the truth. The mat ter of which he speaks is one of thril ling interest and paramount impor tance; and a committee of intelligent, honest men should at once be sent to the region round about the Abbey of Llanthony to make a thorough inves tigation. In the meantime, we may all con sole ourselves with the unquestiona *le truth that, whatever we may tlink of "Father" Ignatius. that Greater One, in His love, and good ness, and unconquerable optimism, is with us in spirit every day, inspiring us to rise above our "dead selves" to better things. 831ZED A CAR Which Contained Four Hundred Gallons Countraband Whiskey. The United States revenue depart ment Tuesday confiscated and is now holding the car and the entire ship ment of whiskey which has been seize by the dispensary constables at Cayces last Friday night and had been turn :d over to the authorites of the State dispensary Saturday afternoon. The seizire by the government offD~ers w3s made because the two barrels mention ed at the time of the first se!z-ire as containing wine were found to con tain whiskey and were without the revenue tax stamp, as required by law. As has been stated, there are about 490 gallons in the car load. All of it is in five gallon kegs except the two barrels, which contained about 50 gal lons each, and it.was the absence of the stamps on these two barrels which convinced the authorities that the en tire shipment was illicit whiskey and resulted in the Cwnflscation by the revenue department. The law does not require that packages of less than fve gallons shall be stamped, as it is presumed that these small packagis have been filled from larger ones on which the tax has been paid. The shipment was made by Green & Co., of Salisbury, N. C., but an In vestigation fails to find any trace of sucu a firm doing a whiskey business in North Oarolina and there seems to be no doubt that this name is fictitious as are the names of 80 consignees to whom the whiskey was shipped. There have been numbers of large shipments of coutraband whiskey into the State recently, and as a conse quence ooth the State and the federal authorities are unusally alert and de termined to stop any further ship ments as nearly as possible. Having identical interest, they are working together more harmoniously than ever before. It is thought by some that this tem porary increase In shipments of un stamped goods is due to the operations of the Watts law in North Carolina, and it is known that the force of reve nue officers and agents is greater in that State now than probably ever before.-Tbe State. The Chadwick Case. Still another satchel, one thought by Receiver Nathan Loeser to contain valuables belonging to Mrs. Chadwick, was Thursday found to be missing. This developed in a short examina tion of Mrs Mary Londraville. Mrs. Chadwick's former housekeeper, held before Referee In Bankruptcy Rem ington. The discovery is In addition to the missing trunk and grip that disappeared from the Holland House, in New York, the day before Mrs. Chadwick was arrested. Mrs. Londra ville told of accompanying Mrs. Chad wick to the Holland Hotel here at the latter's request and of taking two satchels into a room. Asked what had become of the satchels the witness replied: "I was instructed to give the large one to D. L. Pine, of that city. I cal led him up by telephone and told him about it and asked him to come for It. He arrived after Mrs. Chadwick had left for New York, and I gave it to him." The satchel, she said, contained let ters and papers. She did not know what had become of the other satchel Fast Train Derailed. A northbound Washington and Cht tanooga limited train on the Virginia Midland division of the Southern rail way was derailed at Somerset, Va., at 7.40 Wednesday morning. One per son was killed and six slightly in jured. The dead is the tnree-year old daugh ter of Mrs. McArthur, of Savannah, Ga., and the Injured are: Frank Stew art, of Knoxville, Tenn., baggage master; Miss Susan E. Co1gin, of Elast Radford, Va.; George K. MacF'arland, of West Chester, Penn.; Mrs. A. G. Figgett, of Finca~stle, Va.; 0. E. Tay lor, cnductor and Lucien H. Oke, of Roanakej Va. All the injured were then on a speoial train to Charlottes ville, where physicians attended their injuries, after which they left for Washington. A coach was burned. Carnegie's Latest Offer. At a meeting of the Benjamin Franklin fund managers ofiBoston city Thursday a letter was read from President Pritchett, of the Massachu setts Institute of Technology, con. taning a proposition from Andrew Carnegie to duplicate the present amount of the fund, $400-,000, provid ed the total be devoted to the estab lishment of a school for the industrial training of men and women along the line of the Mechanics's and Trades men's School of New York and the Cooper Union. -Mr. Carnegie further stipulated that the city of Bcston should furnish a site for the proposed institution. Whiskey Raias in Gireenville An illicit distillery was destroyed by constables near Greenville Wednes day. It was in full opt~ration and had a capacity for 150 gallons. Tne operators escaped. A United States marshal captured a wagon loaded with contraband liquor Tuesday night and Wednesday the stuff and driver were brought to the city. There Is decided activity in the movement of contraband liquor preparation for Christmas, and the constables are watchful. Boiler Explodes. Fcs mnen were killed in a boiler ex plosion at Rohrsburg, Pa., Tuesday. The accident was from unknown causes. The boiler was used for the gneation of steam. COTTON CROWERS Organized a National Association for Mutual Protection. ALL OVER THE SOUTH. Will Urge Diversification, Secure Prm tection for Insectiverous Birds, ad Laws Requiring the Desrft. tion of Stalks as Soon as Cotton is Pickd. At a meeting (f the executive com mittee of the National Cotton asso elation at Fort Worth, Tex., Wednes. day, plans were adopted for the or ganization of the National Cotton as iociation under the resolutions adopt. ed by the convention at Shreveport on December 15th. Oswald Wilson, of Fort Worth, Texas, was unani. mously elected secretary of the execu tive committee; 3. W. Spencer; presi. dent of the Farmers' and MeakS'i National bank of Fort Worth, natin al treasurer, and Geo. N. Dallas, were added to the era8ve committee. The work of the associaton waiwas vided among five diferent committees as follows: For national legislationd, 7 Peters, Calvert, Texas, chairmark Press and railroads Stanly H. Waf son, of Houston, Texas. chairman. Co-operation, 0. H. Pyle, Mineola, Texas, chairman. Press and railroads, Stanley H... Watson, of Houston, Texashairman.. Co-operation, 0. H. Pylee, Mineola, Texas, chairman. Organization, Oswald Wilson, Port Worth, Texas, chairman. - State legislation, J. H. Connell, for Texas, Dallas; P. M. Potts, for Louisi. ana, Natchitoohes, La. Each.chairman Is to name-hipcom mittee at the earliest moment. The secretary was instructed to send to the state chairman tie plan of Organization of the executive com mittee, SO each state may be organ !zed on the same lines. The objects of this organization are: To urge upon every farmer in the southern states the absolute neessity :f diversification, rotation and the cul tural system of growing cotton. To secrre legislation in all of the 3otton states for the protection of in iectiverous birds, and to destroy sys tematically the cotton stalks as soon as the cotton is picked. To secure these results steps will be taken to systematically organize the entire cotton country. The following members were in at tendance: E. H. Peters, Calvert, Texas; P. I. Potts, Natchitoches, La.; Stanley H. Waton, Houston, Texas; O...P-'Fylie, Mineola, Texas; N. 0 Murra Green ville, Texas; Oswald Wilson, Fort Worth, Texas.. SCHOOES BLOWN ASE0IR. Great Ocean-Going Passenger Vea. eels Felt the Sh~oek. A dispatch from New York says the snow storm and gale which struck the coast Sunday afternoon and con tinued until the early hours Monday morning was the most violent that has occurred for several years. Reports from the New Jersey and New Eng land coast and from incoming steam ers tell of furious gales and many dis asters. At Vineyard Haven, over' fifteen schiooners, anchored in the harbor, were blown ashore early Monday and several others were damaged in colli sions. Off the Bayhead, N. 3., life saving station, the schooner Lizzie H. Brayton, bound for Providence, B. L, from Baltimore, went ashore, the crew being rescued by the life-savers. The Cunarder Umbria and the American liner St. Paul, both of which arrived Monday, reported heavy weather and adverse gales during the whole passage. The An chor line steamer Astoria, bound for Glasgow, went ashore Monday in the lower bay, but was later floated with out injury and proceeded. Most of the sound steamers were late in arriving at their piers. -In the river and harbor the traffi was for a while during the worst of the storm almost at a standstill. No accidents of any moment were reported. In the city the snow, wnlch began Sunday, fell almost without intermission until early Mon day morning, by which time eight in ches had fallen. There was little in terruption of traffic, 13,000 snow shovelers and 4,000 teams being set to work as soon as the snow ceased fall ing to clear the principal thorough tfares In the afternoon the weather cleared, and with the coming of bright sunshine Central Park and the speedway were thronged with sleighs.___________ , Bold DayLight Robbery. The Peac'ttree residence of 3. K. Orr, one of A tlanta's wealthiest mer chants, was entered in broad daylight Tuesday and robbed of between $3,000 and $4,000 worth of jewelery. The rubbery was perpetrated in the up stairs living rooms while the members of the family were down stairs, and was the clever work of a stylish dressed young white man. The affair is a mystery, the robber completly baffled all efforts of the police to locate him. _______ _ Carniers Lose Joos. Postmaster General Wynne removed two more rural carriers Wednesday for their alleged efforts to influence legislation, the employes being H. . Nivin, of Berthioud, Colo., and 3. W. Wnitehead, of Medina,. 0. Nivin is chairman of the executive board of the National Baral Carriers' Associa Lion. Whitehead also is a member of the executive board and secretary of the Ohio state oranization of carriers. A CHARMED LIFE. A Foldier Who Was Shot Seventeen Times in Battle AND LIVES TO TELL THE TAL. In Fact He Will soon Be Entirely Well Again and Ready to Take the Field Agaiast the Japs. A dispatch from Moscow says Kirenchenko, probably the most thorougblyitsbot to pieces man who has survived the!present war, arived recently from Harbin, where, after weeks in the hcspital, the doctors ex tracted seventeen bullets from him. amputated one leg and discharged him as cured. He gave his experi ences In a quick, matter of fact way, and one can ha-dly do better than quote his own words. He said: "It was at L'ao-Yang that I got put out of commission for good. On the evening of September 2 we had been ordered to attack some of the Japanese trenches. We had to cross a good piece of open ground under a heavy cross fire and there were men falling every step from the time we broke cover to the minute we rushed the trenches at the point of the bayo. net. Nothing happened to me until we were close to the Japanese lines, when I got a bullet In my right foot that brought me down. From that time I was no more good except as a target, but I must say I drew a good deal of Japanese ammunition If that nounted for anything. "Our fellows went on and carried 4he Japanese trenches on the left In a and to hand fight, for we can usual y whip those fellows If we can -get ,lose enough to them. But there was L long :ae on shooting. They were ihe people who did for me. I was on he ground with my teeth chattering, nostly with pain. Scared? 0f course : was. I guess anybody would be ared under the 1 circumstances. It ;eemed to me when those fellows oand I was not dead they did not ake any interest in shooting at any hing but me. That probably was ot so, but that was the way it seemed it the time. "Any how I made up my mind to et out and crawled along toward the renches where our men had gone ver the top. As no one came back I ;hought they must have captured 5hem. I had no more than started oing until a bullet in my right ;houlder rolled me over again. I got ny gun in my left hand then and kept )n crawling. Then I got shot in the eft leg just above the knee. Then wo or three bullets got me in the rght leg. I dropped my gun and elped myself along with my left aand. But they must have thought : was having too easy a time of it for : got shot through the left shoulder and that brought me down fiat. There was nothing for it then but to wriggle along like a snake on my breast and tomach. I kept on getting shot in ny right leg, but all the feeling had one out of it so I did net mind that nuch. The last time I recollect get ing hit was again in the left shoul er. "It was jret dawn by the time I pt to the trenches and when I'finally riggled over the top I thought they were full of Japanese. But it hap ened what Japanese uniforms I saw here were on corpses and the live peo le were talking Russian, so I yelled or help. The men took me to a andaging station two miles away and the doctors did not think I was much good keeping. I had 13 bullets in my right leg and side and four Ecat tred around other parts of me. But hey tied me up and sent me on to Earbin and there they cut my left eft off. It was not fit to keep. S.> ere I am, crippled, but that is bet er than being dead or a prisoner." Mobbed Himselr. At Mansfield, Ohio, sixty girls obbed Jacob Roose Wednesday nght. Their plan to tar and feather im was almost carried Into effect. Roose was bound with ropes and bea en and slappea ty the girls. The at ackers were employees of the Brown glove factory. *Roose owns the fac ory building and has been turning cf the water which supplies the power, it is alleged. The girls were angered y the loss of time. Roose was lured ut of the building, tied with a rope nd dragged toward the gas house, where the tar and feathers were ready. He slipped out of his bonds locked himself in his factory. The girls'tried to break in, but were pre vented by their employer. Roose was badly frightened and bears marks of ough handling. He has been as saulted by the girls once before. Burned to Death. A dispatch from New York says by n explosion and the burning of 1, O00,000 gallons of petroleum on a Standard Oil company's barge at sea if Long Branch. N. J., Sunday after noon four men were burned to death. The dead are: Captain G. P. Stokes. A. Sale, engineer. Al. Brandt, fireman. Thomas Johnson, sailor. One man is missing, H. Hansen, a sailor, who had shipped for the trip, bet it is not known whether he was on board. If he was he must have perished. Four servivors of the crew of the burned barge were brought to this port and are in a hospital suffering from burns. What's tB rand. A man in Cincinnati is telling strange stories of a ghost, which has visited his home every night for a week, carefully dressed in evening clothes. The vision enters the library, measures the Cincinnati man with a tape, and th~en disappears as myster iously as he came. Naturally, the host is worried, and he is asking the pollce and the spirit world to identify the stranger.. It couldn't have been Paul vane?"-GeenviW'lle News.