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VOL. XIII ANNIG .C WENEDAY ARL7, 1909 NO. 33. HAD CLOSE CALL AN AIRSHIP FLYING AROUND BE YOND CONTROL. Passed Through Terrible Snow Storm, But Finally Landed Safe and Sound. Munich, April 1.-The Zeppelin airship, with the count himself on board. is a plaything of the winds and is being swept helplessly over the country. She is out of control and drifting, with no hope of being able to make headway against the increasing wind. Tae wind 'is too high to attempt landing. Soldiers in swift automobiles are racing over the country after the vessel, in order to be on hand should the attempt be made to alight and several squadrons of heavy cavalry have been ordered out and are gal loping down the roads to the north eastward for the same purpose. The airship left Friedrichshafen this morning and five hours later appeared over Munich. The distance of 111 miles was covered in five hours. Count Zeppelin intended to sail to Munich and back. A heavy wind being encountered, Count Zeppelin sought to avoid it by rising to a higher altitude, but this manoeuver apparently was un succcessful, for the balloon was driv en rapidly from the sight of the people of Munich in a northeasterly t direction. The ship is manned by the Count Zeppelin, Major Sperling, several officers of the engineer corps and a crew of soldiers from the ballon E batallion of the German army. When its peril became apparent, soldiers were ordered to take every measure I to aid. t t Storm Increasing. Erding, April 1.-The Zeippelin v airship, driven before the storm, in creasing in violence, passed swiftly ' over this town at 11:45. It disap- r peared in the direction of Land hut. It disappeared quickly In the snow C storm that arose suddenly. It is t understood that there are between 0 18 and 20 oicers and men on board. t The count dropped out a note ad dressed to the commanding officer of the cavalry that are following his r route. The message reads: "Beloved Comrades: Many thanks; please remain in neigh borhood until wind falls and I can c return to Munich." * d Landed at Last. Dingelfing, April 1.-The Zeppelin d airship landed safely -this afternoon after having been eleven hours in the air. Part of the time the jour ney was perilous. The rear motor refused to work and the forward motor alone could not develop suf-i ficient strength to drive the ship t against the high wind. Several t anxious hours were spent by the e aeronauts before an opportunity was offered to make a safe landing. I, t TO HONOR MAURY. Memorial Lighthouse Proposed in His Honor. Washington, March 31.-A mem orial to the late Matthew Montaine Maury, who was a lieutenant and commander in the United States na vy, in charge of the Nav-al Obser vatory, in the form of a lighthouse to be constructed either by the Unit ed States alone or in conjunction with such other nations as may de sire to co-operate, is planned 11: a bill introduced by Representative Gordon, of Tennessee. The memo rial is to be known as "the Maury memorial lighthouse.he bill car ries an appropriation of $50,000 for *he preliminary work. In the introduction to the bill it is set forth that Lieut. Maury render ed invaluable services to this gov e'rnment by his scientific research ind writings and conferred lasting benefit on the commerce of the vorld. Hie inau-gurated and system -'tized hydrdgraphic and geographic nvestigations, bringing together in nacific convention the nations of he earth. He laid the foundations for the- es -ablishment of the weather bureau in forecasted its work of "tele graphic forecasting"' by land and ;ea. He constructed "the physical reography of the sea"' in all the lan ;uages of the civilized world. It s proposed that the money for the -nonumen t shall be raised by pop .ilar subscription. THE INCOME TAX LAW. Auditors Showing a Disposition to Enforce It. Columbia, April 1.-The extension -> f time for the making of income e -ax returns and the latter sent to s 1ll county auditors by Comptroller r- General Jones and approved by Gov . ernor Ansel, has brought a numberI of replies from the auditors and several have sent out blanks to all who are believed to be liable, in sisting that they make their returns er before May 1. After that time reg ular executions will be issued, after a penalty of 50 per cent has been ey added on an estimate of the prob ve able income by the county board of r.. assessors. ad Six Minors Killed. ne Charleston, W. Va., Apirl 1.-The se total number dead from the explo ge sion in the Echo Mine, in Fayette .th county, yesterday, is six. Four bod o-n ies were recov'ered last night. the i others today. Two men were rescu ed. RESIST TAXES Texes Indians Kill Tax Officer And Tribe Breaks INTO OPEN WARFARI The Trouble Was Caused by th< State and County Authorities fry ing to Collect Taxes on the In dians' Property and Confiscatinl It for Not Paying. El Paso, Texas, April 1.-Rebel lious at the attempt of the authori. ties to collect taxes and confiscat property, the Temosachic Indians ir the State of Chihuahua broke int( open warfare, killing several tax of ficials, terrorizing the town of Sar Andreas, and cutting the telegraph wires. The Indians then sent out a gener al call for reinforcement to resist the enforcement of taxes and the con fiscation of property. Two train loads of troops have been sent from Chihuabua to quell the rebellion. The officers were killed when they tried to confiscate property, because of the non-payment of taxes. Regular troops and Rurales were rushed to the scene when the news first reacher Chihuahua and since then reinforcements have gone out on special trains. The Indians cut the telegraph wires and word of the uprising went to the State capital by telephone. The country is thickly populated with descendants of Temosachic In dians. The ranches in the region are known as the "Sharp Shooters of Chihuahua," aid they are feared by State officers. The Indians and half-breeds always go ,armed and are skilled at warfare. There has always been considerable unrest in the region, especially since the numerous arrests of revolution ists at Casa Grandes. A few years %go seventy armed Temosachic In dians in open battle stood off a reg iment of troops, killing more than 900 men. They were later forced back to a church which was stormed by artillery before the Indians were subdued. According to El Correo, a daily newspaper of Chihuahua, the trouble at San Andreas over State taxes arose between the two families of Murga and Barrangon last Saturday night. The Barragon faction, El Correo says, started a dispute with the Mur gas and the Murga forces upheld the State government in its levy against livestock. Pistol shots were exchanged. The State tax collector, who be came involved, was wounded. Sold iers were sent from Chihuahua on the regular trains to quell the riot but when the troops arrived, the combatants had fled to the hills. MADE BIG HAUL. Large Quantity of Whiskey Seized in Charleston. Chief State Constable J. F. Bate man and his constables made a big haul of contraband liquor of Charles ton yesterday at the establishment of B. P. O'Neill, on upper King street. captured 565 half-pints and 23 quarts of whiskey and 316 bottles of a Kentucky brewery export beer. The constables captured tha previ ous night 15 gallons of gin and 48 half-pints of whiskey from the estab lishment of George Barrincan, or Line street. These seizures are among the larg est which have been made in somE timue, and they show that the dispen sary constables are still after the con traband stuff and are vying witI the police squad In the raids upor the many blind tiget s about the city The constables have their eyes or some other places, and the stocli -of contraband liquors at the count: dispensary on East Bay will be in creased by the raids which are ix prospect. CHILDREN AND ALCOHOL. Scientist Says Drink Habit is To< Easily Formed. New York, March 31.-Comment ing upon an article by Dr. Webex in the Deutsche Medizinischie Woch enscrift, The Medical Record toda quotes the German scientist as cot demning the practice of allowin young people still in the formativ to partake, no matter how casuall: of intoxicants. "Enough of the physiology of al cohol is known nowadays," says Di Weber, "to state positively that th use of alechol can have only dele erous effects upon an organ. "It is, therefore, the duty of ti: physicians to warn parents of ti danger of giving a'lcoh6o~i drinl to children on such occasions as pa ties. birtbdays, etc., as the habit mx be very easily engendered." TOTES SEWERAGE BONDS. Gaffney Aligns Herself With Oth Live Towns. Gaiffney. March 31.-That Gaffn -is a wide-awake and progressi city was demonstrated In no unc4 tain terms today when the citizei by a vote of 366 In favor of, a: 6 votts against, decided to iss $125,000 in bonds for the purpc of installing a system of sewera for the city. This. together wi several other large enterprises so tobe launched. insures the cit: conedm growth. DYNAMITE EXPLODES UNDER NEW VIADUCT IN NEW YORK CITY. Great Damage Was Done, and Looks as if the Outrage Is the Outgrowth of Minor Labor Trouble. New York, March 31.-A heavy charge of dynamite, said to have been placed by dissatiefied laborers recently employed on the construe tion of the new steel viaduct over the Hoboken Meadows was exploded with a tremendous crash at 3:15 this morning, wrecking one of the supporting pillars of the structure and shattering every window in the neighborhood for. a radius of a quar ter of a mile. A number of persons are k-:.wn to have been cut by flying glass and falling plaster, but no word has been received of fatilities as yet. The rumble of the explosion was heard throughout Manhattan and far into the Long Island suburbs and for hours the various police stations were busy answering inquiries as to the nature of the explosion and it whereabouts. As soon -as the source of the de tonation had been traced the re serves from the Hoboken police sta tion were sent to the scene as were a number of ambulances from va rious hospitals. The neighborhood of Willow ave nue, where the explosion took place, was thrown Into a panic and scanti ly dressed men and women rushed < into the streets in terror. 1 An investigation showed that the I charge of dynamite had been placed i at the base of one of the steel up right supports and that the force 1 of the explosion had completely torn , it from its concrete foundation. < It is said that recently there had < been minor troubles among the I workmen employed in the construc tion of the viaduct, and that the outrage may have been perpetrated i by some mal-contents In revenge for a fancied wrong. The viaduct which had been two years building, is a structure nearly half a mile long, connecting Ho- 1 boken with West IHoboken over a i wide idea of sunken meadows. No estimate has as yet been plac ed on the damage caused by the ex plosion but it is believed that it will amount to several thousand dollars. OIL BOAT BLOWN UP T And Twelve Members of Crew Loose Their Lives. Marseilles, April 1.-The French tank barge Jules Henry, in the oil T trade between Philadelphia and i Cette, blew up this morning and t ers practically totally wrecked. welve members of her crew were illed and many others wounded. A representative of the Veritas gency, accompanied by the second ficer, was inspecting the vesel. In he course of their work they enter d the tank hole. Immediately after ard there was a tremendous ex losion. The lentire deck of! the arge was lifted and the forward y)ortion of the ship wrenched off. wenty men of the crew, at work ainting and repairing, were blown nto the air. Great sheets of fire shot up from he vessel and in a few seconds she1 as enveloped in flames. Six badly >urned bodies have been recovered rom ithe floating wreckage and a umber of the wounded men were rought ashore. The other missing nes undoubtedl' 'rished. The gency inspecte . cond officer were blown hig i < air. They are still alive, w'i expected to live. It is pres . that oil fumes in the tanks exip.aed. ASSETS VERY SMALL. But Liabilities Run up to a Million and a Half. Cleveland, 0., April 1.-Rev. Wil liam Mahon, pastor of St. Bridgett's Catholic church, of Cleveland, and ditor of the Catholic University, fied a voluntary petition in bank ruptcy in the Federal court today. His total liabilities are stated to be $1,594,141, with assets aggre gating $75,207. Father McMahon ias director of the Fidelity Funding Company, of New York, founded by P. J. Kieran, and which now is in the hands of receivers. Thus it ~ale about that his name was signed to the papers issued by the company, and for which he is now held liable by the receivers. CAPERS IN THE SADDLE. Will Continue as Pie Distributer for This State. Washington, March 31.-There are indications today that John G. Capers is to be continued as to the patronage boss of South Carolina. The Postoffice Department has sent him a formal request to name a suo cessor to the late Postmaster Poinier at Spartanburg, and Mr. Capers has notified all candidates that they must have the backing of the best citi zens of the town, including the busi ness interests. Mr. Capers has thus far successfully withstood the brunt Iof a heavy fight and the tire is ap parently turning his way under pow erful influences in his behalf. Preacher Convicted. Florence. Ala., March 27.-Rev. Dennis Livingston, a Methodist preacher, charged with the murder Sof Andrew Jackson, a white man, last October, was today found guilty of manslaughter and his punishment ffixed at five years in the penitentiary. Livingsto claimed self-defense.* TOO BIG TO SAW WASHINGTON HAS THE BIGGEST TREES IN THE WORLD. A House Made From a Single Log. Red Cedar Is the Largest Tree That Grows. Washington, April 5.-The State of W'ashington boasts 'the largest logs and the densest timber tracts in the world. It is estimated that there are 35.000 acres of timbered land In the State, containing timebr enough to build a plank road three inches thick and 500 feet wide, twice around the world. It would load 10.000,000 cars of 20,000 feet each, each 45 feet long equal to 85,227 miles of trains, or three and a half times the measure of the globe at the equator. [t would build 3,000,000 six or eight-room houses, enough to house one-third the people of the United States. The timbered area runs 20.000,000 feet to the square mile. One acre recently showed 500,000 feet. One mill cut 500,000 from less than two acres, the logs run ning between 12,000 and 14,000 feet each. Washington has the logs to back these claims. On his recent trip to Panama President Taft noticed several spud ticks 36x40 inches and 90 feet long rnd asked where such timber could be found. These were cut at Bel lingham, Wash. Last week a firm >pe:ating at Buckley hewed a yel ow fir log 60x60 inches and 90 feet ong. It was too big to be handled n a mill. The prize winner, according to millmen at Seattle, should be a log sent from that palce to San Fran .isco which was so big that no mill ,ould saw it, the trimming having :o be done by hand with axes. The og measured 34 inches by 34 inch s and was 104 feet long when hewn nto shape. The largest log ever -ut in any mill In the State was 72 nches in diameter at the smaller Md. Y ar Elma, Wash., a woodsman )uilt a house from the lumber sawed 'rom one tree, 300 feet in length. :ouse 1oontains 3S,000 feet of imber. On the west slope of the .ascade mountains a red cedar blew tcross the railroad. It was quicker .o dynamite the old giant and re >air the tracks than build a track tround it or seek saw that could iot make the two cuts in les than tight days. There is a cedar tree in Snobomish ounty owned by the Weyerhaeuser 7imber Company which is declared o be the largest tree on the conti ient, exceeding in girth by three nches the largest of the trees of he famous redwood forest of Cali ornia. This cedar measures 104 eet 4 inches in circumference and it s over 150 weet to the first limeb, vhich is believed to be over 5 feet n diameter. The most famous tree >f the redwoods is 104 feet in cir :umference. * ALMOST A FIGHT. F'ordney and Byrd Involved in Hot Controversy. Washington, March 26.-Through Smisunderstanding Representative Byrd (Miss.) and Representative Fordney (Mich.) almost came to >lows on the floor of the house today thile the latter was making a speech >n the tariff. Mr. Fordney, in re sponse to numerous questions rela tive to the existance of a lumber trust, was contending that no com bination of lumber manufacturers existed. Mr. Byrd asked Mr. Fordney if it was not true that a combination ei ists among the retail dealers of Mis sissippi, to which Mr. Fordney's firm. which is operating in that State. was a party. Mr. Byrd added that he knew whereof he sopke when he charged the existance of such a com bination. "The 'gentleman doesn't know a damned thing about it,"' shouted Mr. Fordney irritably. Immediately Mr. Byrd made his way toward Mr. Fordney, but several Democratic members stopepd him be fore he could reach the former. Mr. Fordney immediately apologiz ed to the house for the profanity and said that if he had offended the gentleman from Mississippi he most humbly apologized. He added, how ever, that Mr. Byrd could not say that his firm was a member of a lumber trust. Mr. Byrd then explained that it was not his intention of make such a charge, and the incident was closed. IPRISONS KIDNAPPERS. Is the Law in the State of South Carolina. Columbia. March 29.-Since the Whitla case newspapers in this and other States have been editorially ad vocating -the enactment of a law pro viding for this offense. The South Carolina papers have been overlook ing a special act passed by the South Carolina legislature in 1902. This provides that one convicted of kid~ napping a minor shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary for his or her natural life. Shoots Hlimself. New York, April 2.-Walte1 Heilshorn. la s'ixteen-year-old boy shot hiinself dead on the roof of hi home in Brooklyn last night. Hi body, huddled near a chimney. wa found by his father. The boy let no explanatory note and his parent are at a loss to know why. he kille< hMmelf. HITS THE SOUTH Tariff on Kainit Will Rob Our Farmers OF A LARGE SUM Of Hard Earned Dollars, Which Would Be an Outrage on This Section of the Country, as Kainit Does Not Compete With Any American Product. Columbia, April 1.-A delegation f South Carolina farmers and com nercial fertilizer manufacturers will ;robably go to Washington on the warpath in a few days to protest tgainst that provision of the much liscussed Payne tariff bill, which mposes a duty of 20 per cent on >otash salts. Commissioners Watson has. just 'ecelved a very strong letter from )irector Harper, of the experiment tation at Clemson, denouncing the iew duty as an outrage, saying it vill take $200,000 a year out of the ockets of the farmers of this State Jone. This stuff comes mostly from xermany and as there Is nothing n this country to compete against t the duty is regarded as a double hame against both the farmers and he fertilizer people. Charleston selng the centre of fertilizer manu acturing in the country, and supply ng the farmers not only of South arolina, but of many adjoining tates. Commissioner Watson has sent Mr. larper's letter on to Congressman ,ever to say what kind of a delega ion would be most effective to come D Washington on the subject. After earing from Mr. Lever Mr. Watson ill probably call on the State Far aers' Union to get together and ame a delegation to go on to Wash gton. Mr. Harper's letter to Mr. Vatson follows: "Dear Sir: I understand from the erman kali people that section 3 of e Payne tariff bill imposes a duty f 20 per cent on potash salts. I ink this is an outrage. This will iean that South Carolina will pay n additional duty to the govern ent of about $2,00,000 a year. 'his will come largely from the a.rmers. Most of the potash salts, ,hich are now in the free list, are onsumed by Southern farmers, as andy soils of the South are more eficient in potash than clay soils, nd most of the soils of the South .re sandy. Someghing should be one to let congress know that the eople of South Carolina protest gainst any such treatment. "Yours very truly, "J. N. HARPER." The fertilizer manufacturers join a the comment of Mr. Harper that he new duty is an outrage against he farmers of this State and of the ntire South. When he was shown Mr. Harper's atter and asked what "infant indus ry" in this country such a duty could benefit or protect, General lanager C. FitzSimons, of the South - rn Cotton Oil Company ,which is ffiliated with the Virginia-Carolina ~hemical Company, said: "None whatever. It is is a plai:n ase of the government needs the oney, I suppose. We own our anes in Germany and import thous nds and thousands of tons every ear, and it is sold to the farmers .11 over the South. Of course the armers will have to pay the dif erence, and if the new duty mean.s 200,000 a year out of the South Car >da farmers, it will mean millions Syear out of the pockets of th' southern farmers general ly. The' lemand for potash has been particu arly stron-g this season in this State nd thorughout the South. It ir' sed in the manufacture of fertiliz rs, and the farmers buy large quan ities and mix it themselves with cied phosphate and cottonseeti real. "it is the first I have heard of he situation," said Mr. C. C. War ng, division manager for the V.-C. people. "I will this afternoon for ward a copy of tihe Mr. Harper's letter to the Richmond headquar ters. I have no doubt but that our people will join the farmers in a strong protest to congress." FOURTEEN BODIES RECOVERED. They were From the Burned Steamer Altenburg. Havana, March 31.-The bodies of all the men missing from the Harm burg American steamer Altenburg, which was destroyed by fire Monday, were found in ithe harbor today. The bodies numbered fourteen and include Second Officer Rudolf Horn, of Sensburg; Carl Wittkopp, of Seet tion; the cook, steward, cabin boy, four white members of the crew and five St. Thomas negroes. All evi dently were drowned while attempt ing to escape from the burning -ship. KILLED HIMSELF. Rather Than Be Arretted for Coin mitting Forgery. Blackville, March 31.-Roland Coleman, a negro 18 years old, corn mitted suicide two miles from here last night. Coleman forged his fa ther's name to a check on the Black viile bank and when th-a forgery wa detected a warrant was sworn ou to arrest him and a constable wen out to arrest him. As soon as th negro found out that the constabl was after him. he borrowed a pi~ tol from his uncle and shot hims-el t+rogh. the he~art. dying instanthl THEY KICK Democrats Don't Like Being Bar red From the TARIFF HEARINGS Bacon Resolution Declaring That Democratic Members of the Senate Finance Committee Should Attend Tariff Hearings Discussed in Sen ate and Referred. Washington, April 1.-After de ciding today practically to confine the business of the extraordinary ses sion to the tariff, the Senate entered upon the consideration of Senator Bacon's resolution declaring that the Democratic side of the chamber should be represented) in all the hearings held by the eommittee on finance. Senator Aldrich, chairman of the committee, immediately took the floor to- explain the reason why the Republican members of the commit te. were proceeding with the consid eration of the bill, without Inviting the Democrats to be present. He contended that as the Republican party would be held responsible for tariff legislation, it was the province of the Republican members of the committee to shape the bill for the I Senate. Mr. Aldrich declared that the poli cy pursued by the committee was I the same practice as had been accept- i ed in the consideration of other tar- 3 1ff. bills, practically including the 1 Wilson-Gorman bill. Republicans s and Democrats alike for fifty years, i Mr. Aldrich said, had pursued the 2 policy of having the Senators of the majority party frame the tariff oill C before it was placed before the full I committee. Senator Daniel insisted on know ing what' objection could be urged by the Senator from Rhode Island s against the Democratic members of t the committee hearing the siate- 2 ments. "Is it," asked Mr. Dauiet. a "a private snap. for the purpose of framing a tariff bill without giving I right to representatives of the people to hear the testimony?" Mr. Aldrich said it was not the e purpose of the committee so far as he knew, td hold public hearings. An impassioned address by Sen ator Rayner was directed against the methods of the majority in the framing of a tariff bill. "This is the worst practice," he said"that has ever arisen before a legislative body. "When you are dividing this plunder at least be fair to each oth- '] Er. On behalf of the Senator from West Virginia, I at least beg of you to give him back his raw materials. He has stood with you on the field ~ f battle and when the hour of sub ission comes the Senator from West Virginia will be here and his pro-t esting voice will not be heard in this hall against a single article on the schedule." He referred to the coal mines of the Senator from Wiest Virginia (Mr. Elkins), and his indignation over the proposition to place the products of his State upon the free list. "We on this side," he said, "are in the camp of the vanquished, and so far as I am concerned I would rather be in the camp of the van uished than in the camp of the vic tors in the possession of the spoils." : Mr. Aldrich charged that If the Senator- from Maryland should frame a tariff bill aceording to his policy, he would not get ten Democratic votes for it. lHe said a distinguish ed Senator from Maryland (the late Mr. Gorman) has recast the Wil son bill on liens that did not agree with the ideas put forth by the pres ent Senator from that State, and he did not believe he represented the views of all the people of Maryland or even the Democrats of that State.I Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana and other States of the South, he said, are no longer in sup port of free trade principles. "You might as well be frank," said Mr. Aldrich, addressing the Democratic Senators, "and admit that I do not intend to let such a speech as we have listened to from the Senator from Maryland deter us from being just to every Southern State. "This tariff will be just to every section and to every interest of this country. "I am quite certain that the Sen ator from Maryland will have no fol lowers upon his side of the chamber." Senator Bailey indignantly resent ed the right of the Senator from Rhode Island to speak for the Dem ocratic party on the subject of the tariff, and added that when the time came to vote, that party would be found sustaining the principles of taxation that had so long been main tained by it. He said the Democrat ic party wanted to have the princi ples of protection, if applied at all, applied to all sections, but that state ment, he added, did not mean that that party would, of its own accord. apply such principles at all. He contended for the right of Demo cratic members of the committee to be present at hearing, but admitted that if the Democrats were framing a tariff bill, they would not permit i~ho Republicans to participate. "You might look at it, but you should not touch it," he said. Speaking of the inheritance tax proposed by the House bill, he said he would rather tax the living rich by means of -a~n income tax than to tax the dead. ."who are only moder ately well to do," as proposed in Ithe inheritance tax. AFTER MANY YEARS A ROMANCE OF THE CIVIL WAR F ENDS IN The Marraige of a Man and Wo man After Half a Century Had Passed Away. Chicago, April 1.-Letters writ ten by a tender hearted invalid girl during the civil war to cheer the eart of a wounded soldier she had lever seen, form the foundation of a romance which has found its cul mination after many years. The climax comes in a wedding at Dak Park, the contracting parties si being Mrs. Anseline Gunn, a widow, tl writer of the letters, and Captain x 3eldon M. French, of Denver, who received them. The captain is 67 rears of age, his bride 65. When a youth of nineteen Captain st French joined the 12th Iowa regi- Is nent, and went away to war. Mrs. f] lunn, then a girl of 17, was an in- e ralid, confined to her home in a mall Iowa town. l The girls in the town decided to lo something to help the war, and N t was finally arranged that each hould select the name of a wound d soldier, write to him and en- ti ourage him in the struggle. A lot was drawn, and the invalid &Irl drew ithe name of :Captain S rench who was at the time suf ering from a wound in -a Southern h ospital. At the close of the war the two ti ost trace of each other, and both hi narried. Captain French and his vife moved to Denver and the girl vhom he had grown to think of as e: ister became Mrs. Gunn, and a ti -esident of Austin. A few years Lgo the captain's wife died. Three weeks ago Captain French ame here for a visit. Prevailed h< ipon to recount some of his experi nces in the war, the veteran told f the unique correspondence he er tad with the girl he had never een. He was astonished to learn T hat the writer of the letters was , widow and lived only a few blocks a: way. Captain French decided upon an h" mmediate call at the home -of his 7ar-time "sister." The friendship tc 7hich loig had lain dormant ripen- h d into .love and a wedding was ar anged. The couple Immediately after the eremony departed for Pittsburg ra ,anding, Tennessee, to attend the ol *nnual reunion of the National As ociation of Survivors of the Bat le of Shiloh. to CHARLESTON BLIND TIGERS ,o Be Enjoined by the State Su- vi preme Court. SI Charleston, April 2.-The Post t tates that, according to common re-h ort Charleston is to be literally la ilanketed with injunctions, and bya his process of law, under the nui ance provision of the' dispensary ct, the violators are all to be reach d in course of time. The State uthorities have found this a better ,nd more practical way of reaching he violators than by the process if jury trials, especially in commu- 11 ities where the jurors will not ren ter a verdict in accordance with the vidence, on account of their preju- b< ice. There is likelihood that' Pat arroll will have company in the :ounty jail before long, because it s said that the .restraining orders >f the supreme court are being vio ated by the dealers, and it is the ntention of the attorney general's ffice to have the orders enforced : the letter. d it SLAIN BY FILIPINOS. o Dr. William Jones is Murdered by a b Wild Tribesmen. .. Manila, March 31.--Word has been received of the murder of Dr William Jones, the noted anthopolog ~ ist, who was in the fieldi for the V Field Museum of Natoral Hi:tory of V s Chicago. The murder occurred at the headwaters of the Ca.gayan riv er in Isbela province, a No details of the atack have been obtainable thus far, but it is supposed that the scientist was set upon and killed by wild tribesmen. Dr. Jones has been in the Philip pines two years -inves'tigating the wild tribes on the island and pre paring an exhaustive report of them for the museum. For several months he has been studying the Ilongots, living among them in the hills. The government is preparing to send a party from Echuag, the nearest post to .Dumobato, to the scene of the murder to investigate. SPARTANBV'RG POSTOFFICE. Five Parties Are -in the Scramble for the Job. Spartanburg, March 3 0.-Spartan burg is now in the midst of the real thing in the form of a fight for the postmastership. There are five ap plicants for tihe position: W. M Floyd, J. D. Heidtman, formerly of Orangeburg; J. A. Crews, 0. L. Pace and W. R. Dillinghaml, W. L. Blalock of Laurens, one of the lead ing Republicans of this section, is here tonight and is said to have ad a conference with W. M. Floyd. who is regarded here as John G. Capers' favorite in the matter. The other applicants, however, are busy. matter contcmplated in the Bacon resolution would be taken care of by the committee on finance, and it was by a viva voce vote referred to DIED FOR LOVE our Suicides Grow Out of One Forbidden - Match HE GIRL LEADS OFF [er Fiance Followed Suit, and Another Brother, a Secret Admirer of the Girl, Was the Third, an Old Friend the Last Victim in the Tragedy. St. Louis, April 5.-A chain of .icides has strangely arisen from ie love match of John Nichols and iss Beryl Somers, of Benton, Ill. here have been four self-inflicted eaths since March 3 and the super itious people of the village which just across the Mississippi river om St. Louis, are predicting an pidemic of self-murder. This rang array of deaths are as fol iws: Miss Beryl Somers, fiance of John ichols, and beloved in secret by obert Nichols, his -brother, com Litted suicide at Benton, Ill., on ke afternoon of March 3. John Nichols, in a frenzy of des tir, killed himself in sight of the )mers home, two days later. Robert Nichols, who has nourished s passion in Eecret lest a revela on might disturb the happiness of te brother and sweetheart, killed mself at his mother's home in adison, Ill., March 14. C. R. Smith, a friend of the broth -s and the girl they had loved, Le first to put a supporting arm ider the head of R:bert Nichols, hen he fell dying, ended his own 'e by drinking carbolic acid 24 >urs later. It was last summer when Robert, aking a visit to each of his broth s, gnally reached the country home his brother, John, near Benton. ie brother introduced him to Miss mers, the daughter of a neighbor, id Robert was greatly impresed th her. But it was not until he Ld fallen violently in love with the rI that he discovered her betrothal his older brother. Loyal to John; resigned her at once and return home to his parents. Several weeks ago, just as John id Miss Nichols had perfected ar ,ngesents for their wedding, an stacle in- the form of parental ob ction appeared. The girl's father rbade the wedding and ordered her break the engagement. He would sign no other reason than he con lered her too young to marry. One evening, after a stolen inter ew with her lover, the girl went to r room in a very dejected mooa. e wrote Nichols a tender note, en shot and killed herself wIth ir father's revolver. Two days ter friends of John Nichols found bottle of carbolic acid in his room. iey hid the poison and kept him ider surveillance. But, the next 'ternoon Nichols went to a little 'ove, where he had often met Miss mers during their coursthip, and lled himself with a shot from a volver. In his pocket was found a note to s brother, Robert, at Madison. Af r he had read the note the young -brothier grew iespondent. He ught a bottle of carbolic acid, and ith It went into a room at his home here some guests of the family' ere sitting. He drank the acid, trew the bottle down and ran out sto the street. At the gate he almost ran over .R. Smi::h. Smith, a man about 50 ars old, had been ,Robert's confi nt and had sympathized with him this trouble from boyhood. The td man caught th'e boy as he fell >the street. He followed him into physician's office and watched him< reathe his last. Smith was foreman of a large anufacturing plant, and had never nown a day's sickness. But the ext morning he said he was Ill and rould not go to the mills. He ralked about his home In an ab tracted manner. About noon he 'ent to the home of a neighbor and sked for a drink of water. When he water was brought him he oured the contents of a three-ounce ottle of carbolic acid Into it and rank the mixture. Just 24 hours o the minute after the death of tobert Nichols, Smith died. * THROUGH .A SKYLIGHT. ropped on a Sleeping Man and Woke Hbi Suddenly. Patterson, N. J., April 5.-Sadie el, 18 years old, awakened a young nan asleep in her home, in Pater on, N. J., this week, by falling on 1im through a skylight. The youth ~scaped with a 'few bruises, while he girl was taken to the General ospital with her left knee broken md severe cuts on her face and ands. The girl returned from a party to nd the door locked. She rang the bell for several minutes, but with >ut response. The members of the household were fast aslep, and the rirl decided to reach her room by way of the porch. She raised a ladder, went up to the porch, and from there attempted to step to a window on the second floor. To do that It was necessary to reach over the narrow skylight. The irl missed her footing and crashed hrough the skylight, sending down the broken glass in a~ shower. She made a desperate effort to save hear self, but finally went down in a straight drop on top of the sleepinlg youth. She slipped from the bed to the floor and was picked up un mcoOus.