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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.

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