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D01ED A MARTYR
Iorument of Major Wirz Un
veiled Wednesday
dE WAS A NOBLE MAN
He Was Offered Pardon on Con
dition That He INcriminte Presi.
dent Davis With Cruel Treatmeni
of Prisoners at Andersonville Dur
ing the War, but He Scorned It
The unveiling of the monument t<
Major Henry Wirz, C. S. A., at An
dersonville, Georgia, which tool
place yesterday, was an event tha
will attract attention all over thi
country. The monument was un
veiled with appropriate ceremonies
It was-erected through the effort:
of the- Georgia division, Unite<
Daughters of the Confederacy, an
largely- through the suggestion o
Mrs. A. B. Hull when she was at th,
head of that organization.
At one time the Daughters decid
ed to place the monument at Ricb
mond but this idea was abandone
this spring at a meeting held in At
lanta and it was decided then to pu
Ar at Andersonville, where Majo
Wirz saw his most active duty a
commandant of the prison durin
tnae civil war.
The. inscription on the monumez
;"s selected with great care so q
"o, to give offense to any section c
Lhe country and at the same tim
-o show the sympathy and love tb
Southern women held for one looke
upi'on in the South as a martyr. Th
inscriptions are given up largely
a recital of historical facts.
The exercises of the unveilin
tk place at ten o'clock yesterda:
Rev. P. H. McMahon, a Cathol
-riest, delivered the invocation am
proiounced the benediction. A(
resses were delivered by Dr. Cha
estor. Olmstead, of Atlanta, am
2easarnt A. Stovall, editor of tl
3aannah Press. A feature of ti
exercises was the unveiling of U
cnucrnt by Mrs. Perin. i
Natchez, Mississippi, a daughter i
Major Wirz.
The singing of "Maryland, X
Maryland," and "Dixie," by a larl
chorus, the firing of a military salu
by the Americus military and ti
scrrnding of taps concluded the ce
emony, whic. was attended by
large number of people from di
ferent sections of Georgia.
The monument is a tall shaft
grey and white, thirty-five feet
height, in design simple, slender at
systematical, the general design b
ing that of a monolith. Thre loi
shaft stands on a base formed 1
four square slabs of stone, which a
superimposed in the form of a py
amid. Just above this base tl
otherwise unbroken outline of t:
shaft is intersected by two hea
blocks of stone, below whIch on tl
four sides of the morneneut are car
ed the fogtowng inscription:
(North Side)
"When time slhall havs softer.
passion' and pliejudice, when reast
* sh'all hbave stripped the mask fro
misreprlesenltation, then justice, hol
ing. evenly her scales, will *requi
much of past censures and praise
change places."
"Jefferson Davis, Decembe
1888."
(South Side)
"Discharging his duty with sun
humanity as the harsh circumstano
of the times, and the policy of t1
foe permitted, Captain Wir: becoc
at last the victim of a misdirect<
popular clamor. He was arrested
-the time of peace, while under tI
protection of a parole, tried by
military commission of a service
* which he did not belon-g, and- co:
demned to ignominous death<
charges of excessive cruelty to Fe
eral prisoners.' He indignant
spurned a pardon proffered on co:
dition that he would incrimina
Priesident .Davis and thus exonera
.himself from charges of which bol
were innocent."
(East Side)
In memory of Captain Hen:
Wirz, C. S. A. Born Zurich, Swit
erland, 1822, sentenced to death ar
executed at Washington, D. C., N
vember 10, 1865. To rescue h
name from the stigma attached to
by embittered prejudice this shaft
erected by the Georgia Divisio:
United Daughters of the Confede
, acy.
"I s (West Bide)
"I shard on our men held
Southern prison not to exchani
them, but it is humanity to thos
loft in the ranks to fight our battle
At this .particular time to release a
rebel prisoners would insure She:
man's defeat and would compromis
our safety here..
"Ulysses S. Grant, August, 11
OUTRAGED AND) STRANGLED.
Woman Meets Horrible Fate at Prol
idence, B, I.
The terrib'- battered body of Mzn
Laura E. Register, a Cranston wc
ran, was found in the old Hebre,
remeery.- in Reservoir av'enue, Pros
idence, R. I., Tuesday, and mark
en the neck indicate that the womat
had been strangled. Mrs. Registe
was 32 years old and had been di
vorced from her husband. The las
- ae she is known to have been see:
adire was on an electric car Tuesda:
night. The investigation of the med
i~ examiner showed that the wo
:'an had been criminally assaulted
A negro. who said his name wai
Alonzo Williams, 25 years of age
was brought from Pawtucket anm
locked up on suspicion.
Steamer Went Down.
-Advices received say the steame:
Shores, six days overdue at Duluth
Minn., went down o: White Fis1:
Minn., went down on White Fisi
board. -Crew and pasengers num
bered twenty-One.
DInes With Taft.
At a 3sate dinner at the White
House Monday the President and
Mrs. Taft entertained, among others,
Senators Tillman and Fletcher anid
ROUGH DESIGN A"
Of The Woman's Monument Sub-A
mitted by Ruckstuhl
Borr
PLAN AGREED UPON
The Central Idea of the Monument 01
pass<
Is a Southern Matron in the with
Prime of Life Being Crowned by Con!
Bole
Fame, Apotheosis Being the Idea Insa
thro
Conveyed. lastE
The monument to be erected to 'dans
the women of the Confederacy by en
the State of South Carolina will be the
a beautiful work of art. This can TI
be promised without hesitation after wen1
an inspection of the photographs of who
Ruckstuhl's first model, says the Co- was
lumbia State. The following from At
the same paper about the monument lum
will be read with interest: pass
The central idea is a Southern the
matron in repose. It- is a beautiful was
conception and beautifully has Mr. the
Ruckstuhl worked out the allegory. vici4
-3esides her are her children, one T
on each side. Behind her is the Bolt
winged figure of the genius of the Aftt
South, with laurel wreath about to the
t be placed upon the head of the re- chai
r gal woman, queenly even in 'her unit
S homespun. The
Persons of late in other States hav
who have seen the first model, the
t which, of course, is in the rough, en
s have expressed a feeling of envy
f that South Carolina is about to pos' stor
e sess so beautiful an expression of so the
e glorious a sentiment. pas
d While Mr. Ruckstuhl will receive n
e compensation approximating the ap- the
0 propriation by the legislature, the Hal
actual cost of the monument and E
g its surroundings will be about $19,- h
. 000. This means that there is yet t
tak
.c to be raised by subscription some- salt
d what more than is already in hand. abo
- Nearly $14,000 has been raised, In- and
- cluding the legislature's appropria- of
d tion of $7,000. That the remainder the
a will be secured with ease there is
e no doubt in the minds of the mem- die,
e bers of the commission.
f ~ All of the |ommiss*ners were
f present at the meeting a few days
ago-Gen. C. Irgvine Walker, Col.
y T. J. Moore, Capt. C. A. Reed, Capt. Stu
;e Jno. G. Richardson, Jr., and Capt.
e Wm. E. Gonzales Mr. Ruckstuhl ex
Le plained his plans, and these met with
r- approbation. Mr. Ruckstuhl was pol
a asked for a description of the group cus
- and what it is to represent: is
"The problem of making a monu- tur
f ment that will fittingly honor the an(
In women of the Southe for what they spe
d did in the 'South during. the war be- gat
e- tween the States is not an easy Pei
g one," said Mr. Ruckstuhl. "It would ent
)y be easy to fall into the error of rep- ~fro
- resenting her as doing some one of ain
r- the hundreds of things she did and ig
e so make of it an illustration of some of
e special incident or on the other handpo
y to produce a monument !fi honor rec
e of the cause she helped so loyally
- Instead of doing what seemed to me fro
the right and only proper thing to me
do-that is, to honor her for having $84
.done what she did and by a poetic i
rsuggestion apothesis. It. is this that I fra
sal ttemnpt to do in my monument.Si
d-"I shall show a Southern woman ab
eof about 45, with a face full of the I
beauty and aristocracy and the re
.finement and strength of the perfect Ev
r, type of the Southern woman, a syn- l
'thesis of the woman of the South,
seated in a splendi4 Greek chairpa
in a simple dress of' the period of the
h 1860-1865, with her hair worn in
Sthe beautiful style of those days. S
e Her feet will rest on a low Greek as
fr
e footstool, her left arm will rest ne
d carelessly on the arm of the chair, fro
n her right hand will hold a Louis f
e KI1V fan, symbolizing the elegance ho
a of the period to which she had be
:0 longed, and rest listlessly on a book
- lying on her lap, an4 whibh she has
nD been reading; around her should- Wek
- ers will be a light fishu. She will be
y looking straight ahead of her in a
- maood at once listless and pensive,
te with a tinge of sadness as shein
e refiects over the events of' the past slo'
h and as if saying with the poet- tha
Abi
'How fondly memory wanders Yo
..When the feet no mere may tread.ti
rtto vistas dim and baunted fec1
d By the. past unquiet dread;
With familiar phantoms trysting, twc
s Sad to stay, yet loathe to part, tp.
tFrom spots o'er-run by broken, Ital
s Trailing tendrils of the heart. o
' Back of her will be a splendidYo
winged figure of Fame, holding in
her left hand a palm branch and a -for
trumpet, and with her right hand si
Sholding over the head of the noted .oi
woman a wreath- of laurel. By her
ewings wide-spread and thrown for- .
- ward and -by her drapery full of mo
Ition it will be easily seen that she
hag' just come down from the skies Say
to honor the noble woman seated
before her.
~"By the left side of this figure A
of Fame will be a boy Cupid, eager- age<
ly striding forward with an armful
of roses, which he will offer to the at l
noted woman, by the right side will ae
be a girl Cupid, more timidly walk- 1st
ing along and bearing In her left Cou
arm a lot of flowers, and in her of
right hand an open scroll with the sm~
State seal upon it and showing name wat
of the governor signed to the bill swa
passed by the legislature ordering exh;
- the erection of this monument. clin
Everything about the noted woman,
oblivious of what is ~going on be
hind her, is calm and .quiet, while J
behind her all is movement and coin- orta
motion, the whole symbolizing the frie:
Genius of the South, accompanied by in l1
her children, Love 'and Sympathy, day
come to 1honor the Southern woman. 4,10
"This group will be about ten cipli
feet high. . ion.
"The pedestal will be of polished time
South Carolina granite, about five -
feet high. tiful
"O~n the pedestal will be 'four of
bronze panels, with inscriptions. Stati
bordered by Confederate fiags, and pay!:
ribbons Intertwined with magnolia Sout
flowers, oak leaves, cotton bolls and "C
pine cones and needles. - be
"On the front panel will be a sim- and
pe dedicatory inscription. On the fittil
rear one will be a few dates and facts Iof SC
On the two large side panels will '"
be longer inscriptions, declaring to TI
the: world what this woman of the as 1:
South did' to deserve this honoring, the
The most intellectual men of the size:
State will be requested by the comn- j Ruckt
[TEMPTS SUICIDE
AN EN ROUTE TO ASYLUM
CUTS HIS THROAT.
Dwed a Knife From a Passenger
the Train and Tried to Kill
mself.
taining a knife from one of the
ngers on the Augusta train,
in two miles of Columbia, at
aree river crossing, Emanuel
a, who was being carried to the
ne Asylum, slashed his own
it and, after an operation that
d forty-five minutes, now lieE
erously ill at the hospital. Bol
i from North Augusta and was
r guard of a special deputy al
time of the attempted suicide.
ie guard stated that everythinv
well with him and the prisoner
was manacled, until the trait
crossing the Congaree Bridge
this point, just outside of Co
)ia, Bolen spoke to one of th
engers, who did not- notice tha
man was a prisoner. A knif
handed Bolen and the next thin
guard knew Bolen. had made
us attempt to end his own life
6e jugular vein, was touched an
n was just saved from death
r being taken to the Hospita
wound was stitched and tli
ices are that Bolen will recov4
ss blood poisoning should set it
doctors state that the knife ma
been rusty, and In that even
wound might prove fatal. Bo]
is a middleaged white man.
rom those on the train a graphi
y is told of the struggle betwee
guard and the insane man. Th
.engers thought the man was tr
to cut the guard and several c
n attempted to leave the coacl
ng been called on by the guar<
K. Mitchel, a young college mai
> was on the train, assisted I
ing the knife from Bolen. It :
I that Bolen borrowed the knil
ut twenty miles from Columbi
waited until within two mil
Columbia to cut himself. Whe
knife was taken from him Bole
i. "Let me finish it; I want I
INCOME TAX IN ENGLAND.
ticin Makes an Interesting R
port.
L report which constitutes an It
tant contribution to current di
sion of the proposed income t.
made to the bureau of manufa
es of the department of commer
[ labor by Charles M. Pepper, V
cial agent who has been invest
ing fiscal affairs In Europe. M
)per says that for the fiscal yei
[ng March 31, 1909, the reven
m the income tax in Great Bri
was $165,000,000. This tax
)8 was the greatest single souri
revenue, exceeding, the excise it
ts by $1,500,000 and the custol
eipts by $23,000,000.
ncome under $800 are exem
m the tax and graduated abat
ts are allowed on income betwet
)0 and $2,500. The lowest ra
the last half century has been
cton over one cent on the dolla
ce.1896 the highest rate has bet
ut 30 cents to the five dollar
107 the yield was $159,S00,00
against $90,000,000 in 189
ary year revelas incomes previot
yovered up.
ir. Pepper shows that the prin<
source of the tax comes undi
group of businesses and profE
as and particular properties, su<
railways, canals and mines ar
eign and colonial securities. Tl
t leading source of revenue
m profits from the ownership
ises and lands.
AFRAID OF BEING SEIZED
man Worried by Stories of tI
W~hite Slaves.
itories of the 'white salve" trafi
ew York had such a deep impre
i on Miss Wanda Vera Heinmax
t when the steamship Duca Deg
*uzzi, from Naples, arrived in Ne
-k she refused to come ashore u1
she was assured that she was pe
;y safe.
iss Heinmann, who is twent:
years old and .remarkably pre
was born in Egypt of German ai
ian parents and has lived mo:
her life ii Italy. She has con:
America to visit relatives In Ne
1. and Louisville.
e said she was told to look oi
erself as young women wer
ed in the streets of New York an
as slaves.
BRAVE MAN DROWNS,
el One Boy and Was Trying t
Save Another.
,t Jackson, Miss.. A. C. Andersor
twenty-two, a divinity studer
illsape College, and Willie Boyd
I twelve years, from the Method
rphanage, were drowned in th
ntry Club lake, five miles eas
[ackson on Saturday. The twa
11 boys upset a boat in dee]
r. Anderson saved one, ani
r back for the other. He becai
usted and sank with the , bo:
ring about his neck.
Made Many Speeches.
mes M. Martine, the "farme:
tor," of New Jersey, and boson
id of William Jennings Bryan
yoking over his diary the othol
discovered that he had made
5 speeches for his political prin
:s, which, he says, are his relig
Mr. Martino has been thirteer
s a candidate for office.
ly-worded inscriptions. The besi
rhich will be used. Thus the
Sas a whole will take part i
g its homage to the women of
h Carolina.
)ne-half of the monument will
ealistie, tbe other half poetic
symbclic, he whole forming a
g apotheosis of the war woman
uth Carolina.
o site has as yet been chosen."
e phalagr'aphs submitted by Mr.
ossible, and then Mr. Ruch.
ough. The finish model Qf half
ts to be prese'nted here as soon
stuhl show the monument in
wi, go abroa in finish it.*
A LAND OF BIGOTRY A
WHY SPAIN IS BEHIND THE OTH
ER GREAT NATIONS. And
She Allows Only Roman Catholics
to Use Symbols of Religion in Her W1
Borders.
The restriction under which non
Roman Catholic religious denomina- Bo
tions must worship in Spain has been B
made the subject of an Investigation
by the State Department. The report o
of former Minister Collier in 1906
was made public a few days ago. 0
By authority of the constitutional A
provision that no other ceremonies
nor manifestations of religious wor- T
ship shall be permitted in public all
execpt those of the Catholic religion, dro'
a cross or other emblem or religion
is never permitted to be erected up- sanl
on a Protestant edifice, said Mr. Col- er
lier. ni-g
He stated that within the last few the
years when a cross was erected upon hay
a churoh at Barcelona, the King A
himself wrote a letter which resulted owr
in the cross being removed. son
Generally the door of a Protestant "Bc
church is permitted to open upon ter
the public street, reported Mr. Col- Gut
lier, although it is not allowed dur- phy
Ing service, to remain open so as nin
to attract attention to the worship. bee
Distinctly eccleastical architect- J
r ure calculated to proclaim the build- Pre
Ing as a seat of a form of worship Me:
F is not allowed, or at least the Prot- sait
t estant have refrained from such ove
form of architecture, he added. it I
The minister says that there was as:
c ihore toleration shown toward Pro- the
i testant worship at the dat'e when he riv
, reporte'd than there had been fifteen an
- or twenty years before.
If Married In Water. on(
1. At a baptizing on a small creek tha
1, near Sailor Springs, Ill.. Pearl Cr3
, Johnson and Miss Nora Murray were .
n baptized, and immediate!y after- be1
s ward, while standing in water waist thc
e deep, were unitdd in marriage. rel
rig
W SOCIALIST SCORES CARNEGIE. p
-n wa
n Claims Iron King Works Hs Men th(
str
12 Hours a.Day. tw,
del
Speaking from the same pulpit in I
which he praised Jonn D..Rockefeller wa
last Sunday, Alexander. Irvine, a So- bei
e- cialist and lay pracher, bitterly-at- in,
tacked Andrew Carnegie ia a sermon sal
at the Church of the Ascension in m
- New York Sunday night. The ad- Ot
- dress was principally in the form of bu
LY an. answer to what Mr. Irvine styled an
c- Mr. Carnegie's criticism of Secial- inj
-e ism in one of the iron master's books. sai
e "Mr. Carnegie,' said the speaker. He
1- "scatters libraries broadcast for the
r. working. men, but works his labor
r ers twelve hours a day so that they
e won't have time to read the books.
:t- "There are 17,000 men in the Car
in negie plants, yet only 120 work eight
eO hours a day. The rest work twelve
-l hours a day and seven days 'a week.
s5 "Mr. Carnegie, at a dinner of for-*e
ty-five of his 'associates, dwelt on f,
t the fact all but. two or them had 0
0been .workmen in the steel plants, Co
Df and the entire forty-five were now Cu
e millionaires as the., result of theira
a steel holdings. b
. This he advanced as an argu- th*
nfl ment in favor of the present condit,
. ion of things. We do not want a s
0 few big men at that awful cost; the e
9. cost is too dear. What we want is
- a general uplift of workmen."
W
-| LYNCHED IN~ FLORIDA. tw
or su:
Mob Wreaked 'Vengeance on a Negro an
inj
d i Fiend.
s Mrs. John Deas, wife of a well ize
known farmer, residing at Camden,
fifteen miles from Jacksonville, F'la.,fo
was criminally assaulted eirly Sun- n
day night by an unknown negro, who we
was later captured by a mob of citi- bSc
zens and lynched. Mrs. Deas was a
10 driving her cows home in the after- L
noon when the negro sprang upon J
her, forced her to tlie ground and
c accomplished his fiendish purpose.
SMrs. Deas' screams attracted the
2n attention of her son, who came to
:1 her rescue, but the negro hafl made Mr
his escape from the scene. The sher
-iff, in Jacksonville, was notifiedi but.
-when he reached the scene the mob
had captured the negro. Mrs. Deas we
- has identified him and his throat at
. had' been cut from 'ear to ear, and
d his body riddled with bullets. The h
;t sheriff could gaini no information as
e to the identity of the mob and no Co
one seems to know the negro, claim
ing that he was a stranger in those of
t parts. The body was carrIed to Jack-be
esonville.
d an
FLY LAUGHS AT ELEC'TRICITY. be~
life
Survives Shock Strong Enough to til
-Kill Horse. "
Deo
A West Chester young man, who to
is interested in electrical study, has citi
made some curious experiments, says ful
the Philadelphia North American. anc
tHe tried a strong current in killing his
roaches, and they succumbed at the a
frst shock when placed in water kne
eas a conductor. Other bugs went "B
f ust as easily, but he met wIth a sur- erii
prise when he tried it on a common
house fly.
SPlaced in a pool of water charged
with all the po'wer from an electric.
vlight wire the fly gave no signs of
ven being troubled by tbhe current.
and the experimenter is endeavoring
to figure out the reason. The fly 'I
took a current which would have pov
rkilled a dog or a horse. Col
1The experimenter killed five eats a f
rin one night by a contrivance he tmz
placed on his front porch to get rid fact
of these nuisanees- hou
plar
Return of Battle Flag- all
The battle flag of the famous rifle fror
scouts captured at Selma on April sive
2 1g65, by the Fourth Ohid caval.. !oss
ry, was presented to the Alabama tim4
division, United Daughters of the has
Confederacy Thursday night at killE
Huntsville, Ala., by a delegation of thirn
veterans from the Ohio regiment. An
immense audience witnessed the pre
sensation. 'J
the
Cut in His Bed. host
At Jacksonville, Fla., G. N. Key, men
a well known express messenger, was as I
cut to death in his room by his prov
friend. E. J. Johnson. Key was un- for1
dressd and in b'ed when he was 2 pi
killed.' The knife wound sev-ered; fromr
i hem.t casing instant death. jthe
LAUNCH SINKS
Twenty Persons Perish in Is,
The Ohio River
kS OVER CROWDED
Intended for Not Over Twenty, B<
at Into Which Thirty Employes
the Pressed Steel Car Company,
Pittsburg, Had Crowded, Sinks
mid Stream.
wenty persons are missing and
f them are believed to have been p;
vned when a gasoline launch bl
L in the middle of the Ohio riv- a
near Schoenville, Pa., Tuesday
t. Of the thirty occupants of
boat only ten are known to
e escaped. The missing are:
lbert Graham, pilot and part f,
er of the boat; George Thomp- e:
formerly of Altoona, Pa..; t
ots" O'Neal, James Connor, Wal
Low, Thomas -Kennedy, Wm.
hrie, Henry Vogell, Dennie Mur- h
Tony Bole, - Ruskey and t)
5 others, whose names have not n
a learned.
11 the men were employes of the 1
ssed Steel Car Company at the t:
Kee's Rocks plant. The boat Is p
i to have been intended for not a
r twenty persons, and .it is said I
ras dangerous to attempt to carry
nany as twenty-five In It. But all s
men wanted to get p ci-oss the t
,r on the first trip of the boat s
[ thirty crowded in.
s the men started out in the boat
of them is said to have remarked
t it seemed to him to be over
-ded and he feared It was not t
e to attempt the trip in it. Al
t Graham, -the pilot, and one of
se who is missing, is said to have A
lied that it was safe eno.ugh all
ht, as he had had twenty-seven
sons in it last night. No more t
s said about the load, but when
boat reached the middle of the
ea, where the water Is perhaps
mty feet deep, the boat sud
1ly sank.
rhere was no explosion, no leak
sprung, but the boat simply sank
ieath the weight it had been bear
: and went to the bottom. As It
ik it caused a suction which took
.nY' of the men down with It.
iers attempted to swim ashore,
t were. chilled by the cold water
I became exhausted before reach
the shore. Two of the men who
red themselves were brothers of
nry Volgell, who was drowned.
NEGRO SHOOTS FARMER.
rney A. [ordan Was Very Danger
ously Wounded.
Mr. Barney A. Jordan, a prom!
nt farmer, 'was shot and it Is
red mortally wounded, at 10
ock Tuesday morning by Peter
ates, a negro. The shooting oc
rred on the plantation of Mr. Jake
rdy, two miles south of Johnston,
istol being the weapon used, the
i entering the ~breast and passing
-ough the lungs.
From the- facts obtainable -it
ime that Mr. Jordan had in his
ployment a son of Coats, and he
nt to the latter's house in quest
the boy, who had run away.
alle there an altercation arose be
een Mr. Jordan and the negro, re
ting In Coates drawing his pistol
firing upon Mr. Jordan, inflict
Sn all probability a death wound.
The news of the shooting spread
e wildfire, and very soon the cit
n of the community had gathered
the purpose of capturing, tho
ro, who had fled. Sheriff, Ouzts
nt immediately to the scene, and
riff Cooley, of Lexingston, with
odhounds was wired for, and they
now in pursuit of the culprit.
ten news gives some nope of Mr.
-dan's life.
)EATH OF A GREAT WRITER.
g. Evans Wilson, Southern Nov
elist, is Dead.
Mrs. Augusta Evans-Wilson, the
I known Southern authoress, died
her home in Mobile Sun'day morn
at, 6 o'clock from an attack of
trt failure.
Mrs. Evans-Wilson was a native of
tumbu's, Ga., and was 74 years
age. For the spast year she has
n In retirement at her beautiful
urban home, "Ashland."
he was the daughter of Matt Ry
and Sarah Howard Evans. She,
an her literary career early in
,and continued her writings un- 1
a year ago. When her last book,
vota," was issued from the press,
ember 2, 1868, she was married
Col. L. M. Wilson, a prominent
zen of Mobile, and their beauti
suburban home was a .literary
social centre from that day till
death in October, 1891.t
mong her writings are such well
wn books as "Inez," "St. Elmo,"
,ulah," "At the Mercy of Tib
is," "The Speckled Bird."
KUIL FOUR MEN.
lag Room at Kansas Powder Mill A~
Blows Up.
he room of the Laflin and Rand
rder Mills at Turck Station, near tl
imbus, Kansas, was blown up I:
sw days ago, killing four men.
iedately after the explos~Ion the
ory took fire and burned for two
rs. One hundred employes of the e
.t finally extinguished the blaze,
m
the while being in -great danger
2 the large quantities of explo
s stored in the biuilding. The
is $75.000. This is the fourth d
the mixing room in this factory b
blown up. The first explosion Ic
d three, the second two and the Ic
I five men.W
Endows a Hospital.
ihn W. Gates, who -arranged for
building and equipment of a ha
ital at Port Arthur, Texas, in 'C
tory of his mother, to be known th
he Mary Gates Infirmar'y, has de
ided an endowment of $300,000 Sh
he institution and direeted that th
r cent of his annual earnings th
BOYLE TALKS
sues Statement in Reference
To The Kidnapping
OF WILLIE WHITLA
)yle Says Harry Forker, the Broth
er of Mrs. WhitIa, Suggested and
Planned the Kidnapping of. His
Sister's Little Boy, For the Re
turn of Certain Letters.
Before he was taken from Mercer,
a., to the Penitentiary at Pitts
irg Monday, James oByle -gave out
statement in part as follows:
"On the' morning of - between
ie hours of -, Dan Ree',!e, Jr.,
as found dead on the sidewalk in
ont of the Mauser block, East Fed- A1
ral street, Youngstown, and over
ie prostrate form was Mr. Harry
'orker, of Sharan, Pa., holding in
is right hand a package of letters B
dat was gathered from the sidewalk
ear the dead body of Mr. Reeble.
"As he was about to depart from
he vicinity he was intercepted by
he writer and a man who has. since
assed to his reward, Mr. Dan Shay, B
saloon keeper of Oak street, P
,oungstown, Ohio. d
"In Mr. Forker's hurry to leave the a
cene, he failed to find two envelopes t
Rat contained Forker letters. -The
ame were picked up by Mr. Shay.
"The writer and Mr. Shay examin- a
rt
d and read the contents of same, ri
vhich proved beyohd a doubt the B
>resence of Mr. Forker there .at the
ime. I
"The letters were written by a la
ly, two from a party in New York B
tate and the others from Cleveland,
)hio."
Boyle then proceeded to set forth
hat he deiranded and secured money r(
.rom Forker, under threat of dis
,losing the secrets contained in the
etters. He secured, he sets forth,
n
rarious sums and finally demanded
;5,000. Forker, he says, professed e
nability to secure the money for him,
but suggested the kidnapping 'of
'Little Willie Whitla."
The statement embraces the "fol- s
towing letter, "Bailey.' being the as-'
,umed name Boyle employed.
"Friend Bailey: You know that a
the circumstances and the promise
I made, when you left here, but-if
you are really desperately in need of
money, as you profess to be, I will
outline a little plan, which, witb your
Do-operation, can be very successfully
carried out, viz: The abduction of
. P. Whitla's son. I can arrange to
have the boy brought to Warren,
Ohio, due there at 11:18, with es
cort." '(There is no ilgnautre to the
letter.) -
Resuming, Boyle sets forth the al
leged manner of the kidnapping, say
ing a "party" brought the boy to him
at Warren, Ohio, whence he went to
Niles, Ohio, to Ashtabula, and then
to Cleveland. He continues:
"On March 22, I received a letter
from Mr. Forker stating that s'ome
one had Informed Mr. Whitla that
they had recognized his boy on March r
18, in Niles, Ohio, and, that James
Boyle, of Sharon, was with him, also
that Mr. Whitla was afraid to di
vulge the information for fear the
boy might come to .some harm, and
telling me to be careful and be on
the alert, and that when I received I
the money to immediately surrender
those Youngstown letters, to send ~
same to him. Mr. Forker, at Sharon, ~
and on. Tuesday, April 23, to return
half of the ransom money. to him, a
Nr. Forker, and he would turn over
the same to the party who took WIl- ~
tie Whitla to Warren.
-"Upon learning that my nia'me was
mentioned in connectiqn with the
:ase, I made It a point to meet Mr. 3
Whitla personally in Cleveland at
53rd street and St. Clair avenue,
showed him the letter that passed
between Mr. Forker and myself, also ~
the Youngstown letters and Mr.
Whitla promised that if I would sub-b
stantiate the truth of the Youngs
town letters he would see there
would be no prosecution.t
"I then sui-rendered through Mr.e
Whitla all the letters that were in
ny possession and the world knows
:he result. I was arrested and con
icted and deprived by my own coun
'el of telling my story on the stand. 0
informed my wife that the boy was 0
>rought in ordr to escape being
iuarintined in the pest ho'use and ii
re were to be handsomely rewarded d
or taking care of him.
"This unfortunate woman was
uped from start to finish in regard
o the boy and I was duped from the
ninute I let the letters go into Mr.- G
Vhitla's possession. As my counsel
.fterwards informed me, I had noth
ng to show or to prove and that It
res a matter of veracity-their word
.gaist mine. I had given up every ci
cijitilla I had and now I am set- I
led for. This story is as true as S
here is a God above us.'' la
The statement is signed:
"JAMES BOYLE',s
Mercer, Pa., May 10, 1909." N
INFERNAL MACHINE BURSTS. he
an
and a Boy Loses His Eyes and Has tc
Idl
Face Badly Burned. w
Several boys found a cigar box in
le Williamsburg section of Brook
'n and on opening it discovered a T
uantity-of powder and half a dozen
aded cartridges arranged in a semi
rcle and other articles which the
,lice say are commnny used in tha M
aking of infernal machines. Desir-M
*g to see how the thing worked, sej
nricho Cavallini, ten years old, - Sai
rpped a lighted match into the thi
>X. The machine exploced withi a,
ud report and 'as a result Enrico u
st both of his eyes and his face, the
as badly burned. e
Arrested in Florida. ke
Sheriff R. G. Causey, of Berkeley ter:
.s received notice from the authori- for<
es jin Jacksonville,, Fin., stating
at Jas. Edwards, wanted for mur
r in Berkeley, has been arrested.
.eriff Causey wired Gov. Ansel of 'l
e fact and at the same time wired cor:
a Florida authorities to hold the by
isoner for requisition papers which in t
.5a1L
Renders the
food more wholesom
perior in lightness a
The only bakI pa
made from
RaI Grape Cream of
PARTED FOREVER
THE PRISON DOOR AT PITTS
BURG, PA.
yle and His Wife Shut Up in
a Penitentiary After Being Allowed
to Kiss Good Bye.
ames .Boyle and his wife Helen,
yle were lodged in the Western
nitentiary at Pittsburg, Pa.: Mon
Ly night.- The former is under
sentence of life imprisonment and
e latter is sentenced to serve a
rm- of twenty-five years.
The prisoner's were taken first to
side room. to say good bye, as the
es of the prison would not permit
em to see each other again. Mrs.
yles threw her arms around
immy's" neck. and kissed him.
e said, "We must take It the best
ecan." The matron escorted Mrs.
yle from the room. She burst
to tears and asked to be permitted
ice again to see her husband. The
uest was granted and she again
Lssed and embraced Boyle.
When Mrs.. Boyle gave' her belong
gs to the matrons, she asked per
ssion to keep a small mirror she
rried,- saying, "I do not want to
ave It behind, as that would make
0 have seven years of bad luck."
he mirror was returned to her and
e will be allowed to keep It i& her
Boyle and his wife sat together
d. held each other's -liands during
e entire journey from the scene
their trial.
Sheriff Chess said he was glad to
et ' the prisoners out of his cus
,dy. as he was afraid they would
e able to carry out their announced
tention to commit suicide. The
lerif stated he believed Boyle had
itended to kill his wife and then
lcide with a razor the sheriff found
the kidnapper's tie today. Neith
prisoner would deny that this was
ue.
It has been decided, so far as Mrs.
yle is concerned, at least, that no
peal' will be asked for.
The severity of the sentence im
sed upon the pair appalled. Mer
r where it was pronounced. Both
risoners icollapsed in court upon be
g sentenced and' had to be carried
om the room. Hardly had they
shed their cells when wo4$ was
iven out that the woma. had taken
>son during last nht and had'
rrowly escaped death' at her own
nds and that a razor had been
ud concealed in Boyle's clothing.
Before this thrill had lost Its force
yyle gave out his statement impli
itig Harry Forker, brother of Mrs.
7hitla, in the kidnapping case. 'In
(ercer and Sharon the story does
t seem to be generally credited
id as the district attorney bas lio
ith In it, there is little likelihood
any formal action in the matter.
ITEY NEVER FORGET.
u Italan Carries a Grudge for
Ten Years.
Because Antonio Crizenton, a
1iceman, arrested Angelo Calvenin
Iin Italy ten years ago he was stab
d twenty-six times early Monday
East 10 4th street, New York. At
ie time of the arrest; Calveinni vow
vengrance and they met for the
rst time Monday.
When a policeman arrived Crizen
was lying on his, back on the
ewalk with his old enemy sitting
his chest and jabbing the blade
a pen-knife into his fate and body.
Although terribly lacerated, the
spital doctors say Crizento may not
e because the blade of the knife
s short.
SEVEN PEOPLE DEOWN.
asolne Launch Capsized With
Pleasure Party.
At Eau Claire, Wis,, George Hall,
H. Sweet, Sweet's wife and four
jldren were drowned In the' swol
waters of the Chippewa river
Lturday night when Hall's gasoline
unch, which they were trying out
r the first time, capsized in- mid
ream, striking some sunken piling.
body saw the launch capsize, but
man fishing on the river bank
ard cries for help and saw Sweet
Hall clinging to the overturned
at. The current carried them rap.
down the stream. -The launch
s found later on a sand-bar.
DOUBLE SUICIDE.
vo Bodies Are Found in a St.
Louis House..
At St. Louis, Mo.. the bodies of
s. Anna Reed, aged 30, and Jo
)h Baker, aged 55. were found in
room at No. 2632 Oliver street
:urday. Both had been shot
ough the head, but the police are
ibie to determine whether it was
louble suicide or whether one of1
fired both the shots. The
ployes of the restaurant formerly
t by Baker told the police of hay
frequently matched coins to de
mine who should kill the other be
Sthe suicide.
Soldiers Drowned.3
o members of the coast artillery a
s at Fort Warren, were drowned
the capsizing of their row boat
he wash of a steamer off Hough's r
vlulely fure
e and su-.
ad flavor.
-Tartar.
REN. BOYD VERY ILL
rIHE ADJUTANT GENERAL SEIZ
ED WITH APPOPLEXY.
He Feli From His Chair While Talk -
jug With Capt. Bains in the Hotel
Aiken.
While on a 'visit to Aiken on Fri
day afternoon Adjutant General
Boyd, of Columbia, was stricken with
appoplexy in the, lobby of the Hotel
Aiken, and is now In a very serious
condition. Gen. Boyd was in Aiken
for the purpose of selecting a site for
the encampment of the Third' regi
ment and making arrangements for
the encampment.
With several ci-tizens he spent all
the- morning driving, and the- hot'
weather was noticed to have fatigu
ed the -general somewhat After he
had dinner at Hotel Aiken he was
sitting In the lobby with Capt. Rains
of Charleston. .The general .was no
ticqd to- be In some way affected, and
when he was spoken to by' Capt,
Rains he made no reply. In a mo
ment, however, he appeared to have
revived and answered. -
His peculiar actions caused alarm
among those who saw himt Capt.
Rains explained that he 'ften was
thus, affected and -he 'thought ha
would soon recover, However, in
.another moment he had fallen out 4Z
his chair to the loor.
Dr. T. G. Croft. was summone
at once and In a few minutes the
stricken soldier was' carred to his
room, where for nearly two our'.
he was in aVdeliilous conition. H
has now quieted, and the attend
ibig physician states tha e has
hopes of recovery. Tonight-he 'has
partilally regained- conscidusness
The general's attack was followed':
by a hemorrhage. A quantit of
blood was drawn from his arm.
'KILiL EACH OTHER./
While Trying to. Shoot and EKI
Win. Bailey and;R. M. Young, two'
young men of. prominent famiule'
of Lee County, Va.shot-and kiled'
each' other -while& trying: :p tkill
another .man Eriday night atj -
school entertainment at Dryden.
Young and Bailey had an .alterca
tion with Win. Jones over the-mat
ter of tickets of .admission. -Young
and Bailey abuse Jdnes ald the lat
ter struck one :of them. Jones
and Young clinched, and Biley n
an effort to shoot Jones shot Young.-'
As Young was. falling he fired ain'id
lessly, the ball .killing his friend
Bailey.
Jones was shot in the side and
another man was slightly wounded.
Pandemonium .reigned in the hall,
where the ,pnterianment was held.
Women fainted and others screamed
hysterically, and it' was many
minutes before the frightened au d
ence was pacified.- *
BLACK HdND ATTACK
An Italian in Chicago Who Befnsed
to. Ante Up.
In Chicago three bombs were. ex
ploded in quick succession in the
home of -Dominick Pecoraro 'l'hurs- -
day by an alleged Black Hand gang.
Italians living, in the neigh~orhood
were thrown into -a panic,- as'-this'
outrage followed, closely the shoot
ing .of Mariano. Zagone,. who died
as the result of an. alleged -Black
Hand ishooting.- No one 'was injui-ed
by the explosions.I For three' months
Pecoraro, -who is reputed -to be
wealthy, -has received frequent let.e'
ters from the Black Hand' threaten
ing him with death unless he com
plied with their demand for money.
He turned the .letters over to the
police.
BEGGED WHILE SHE LIVED
But Left Over Twelve Thansand
Dollars in Bank
Searching in the home of Mrs.
Mary Cleary, ninetr years old, 'w'ho
has died after living for many years
on the charity of her neighbors,
found bank books secreted about her*
Brooklyn -ltome representing -bank
deposits of $12,800. For the last
quarter of a century Mrs. Cleary's
only companions in her little hovel
were four cats. When well enough
she olicited aid from' residents of
the neighborhood who were almost -
as poor as she,' and when Ill they
brought food and ministered to her.
[f she ha~s any heirs they are not
nown to the police of Brookln.*
HANGING OF MUTINEERS
Dontinue in the City-'of Constantino
ple, Turkey..
Constantinople 'witnessed another
atch of execution Thursday morn
ng, when 24 mutineers of the army
.nd navy were hanged in public
ithn 'the city. limits. This makes -
,total of 38 executions within the
apital since the revolution of April
. Four of the men were hanged
ear the sultan's palace, eight at the
arine barracks, eight In the Djlnzl
[eidan quarter of Stambul and four
t the war office.
It's only when they can't beg. bor
:w or steal that some fellows will go

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