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Senator William A, Ckrk of Montana WILL DIG BIG DITCHl PANAMA TASK "CNTRUTtO TO ARMY ENGINEER G. W. Goethals Uf 'Engineering Corps Chosen as Head of Group of Three is a Man of Much Experience. Mj-- Maj. George W. 'Washington. Goe-thal- s, U. S. A., has been selected to head the group of three government engineers who Will complete the work on the isthmus. Maj. Goethals Is regarded as a most efficient engineer and has had a great deal of experience. The army officers who will have charge of the work will receive more pay than American army officers have ever been given before. Maj. Goethals as engineer In chief will receive $2,000 more than Admiral Dewey. The SCHOOLBOYS LOVE IS CAUSE OF DUEL. completion of this duty Maj. 'Goethals served for four years in the office of the chief of engineers as assistant. During the war with Spain Maj. Goethals was chief engineer of the first army corps, and later he was instructor of practical engineering at West Point He was in charge of all engineering work in the Newport district at the time he was selected for duty on the general staff in 1903 an assignment which came to him solely as a result of the recognition of his unusual professional ability. Associated With Maj. Goethals will be two engineers who were plebes when he graduated from the academy Majs. D. V, Gaillard and William L Sibert, who were appointed to the military academy from South Caro-- latter arranges k itereoffraph, copyright, by Underwood MAY BE LOST MINE. and graduated in 1884. Both officers have had wide engineering experience. Maj. Gaillard was in charge of the breakwaters and dredging at Duluth at the time he was selected for the general staff four years ago. Maj. Sibert has spent the greater part ol his service in the construction of locks and dams on the Kentucky river and in supervising the erection or completion of about 30 locks and dams along the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The fact that the new chief engi neer is in the prime of life was a strong point in favor of his selection. There are older men in the corps of engineers, and some who are perhaps better known, but it is declared that there Is no officer of the requisite health, initiative and ability who is the superior of the man President Roosevelt has selected. . San Saba Property, Onco Worked by Spanish and Described as BeRichness. Fabulous ing of toast. Adams has been working in the Chicago postal service for nearly a quarter of a century. He began in 1881 as a carrier, but politics laid him off for two or three years. He has served 16 years as a collector and for that period has kept himself wvrm by the same stove which consumes a quarter of a ton of hard coal each season. s Superintendent Hogan of the station keeps his clock by this collectors punctuality, and by the heater the latter is able to fight off rheumatism and kindred ailments. in Chicago, or, as far as he knows, of the wagons of the letter-carryin- d g nation. In all kinds of winter weather Adams keeps his body warm by hauling a hot stove around with him. His well-fired-n- p her home in Loretta. After the period of sackcloth she will be entertained on an elaborate scale by her friends in this city and Johnstown. It is also expected that she will be entertained in New York, where she is known, having spent much of her tine In the last few years at the home of her brother there. The wed WILL RECEIVE BIG DOWRY. Charles W. Schwab to Give Sister $2,000,000 as Wedding Present the musty record concerning the mine and, coining to San Antonio, outfitted an expedition to search for it. At that time the Comanche Indians were raiding the country west of San Antonio and Senor Flores was warned that he would be risking the lives of himself DOG SOARS SKYWARD IN and his men if he entered the region where the mine was said to he located. TALONS OF BIG EAGLE ; He laughed at these warnings and, accompanied by six men jmd two BtRD DIVES FOR FLEEING RABteams and wagons, left for the Frio BIT AND, MISSING IT, NABS yiver country. The party had reached HOWLING CANINE. a point near the present town of Utopia when they were fired upon by Indians and all were killed. The Indians took the horses and burned the wagons. San Saba Sam Henning has been searching for the lost San Saba mine years. He- - works on a ranch- a few months each year and makes enough money to support him while he wanders over the hills and mountains the other nine months. So far as known he has not heard of Cham bers discovery. Prospector Reported to Have Found cart is especially built to accommodate a heater, and there is a solid wooden door in the rear that closes The collector stands on a Chicago. There are hundreds of tight When he mail collectors carts in Chicago, but step just inside the door. James E. Adams, a collector out of steps out to abstract the contents of a mail box he carefully closes the door, so that when he follows his nose back inside his box the little two by four post office is as warm as the Ravenswood postal station, claims to have the innovation of the whole lot he spent more than $10,000 in this fortune hunting expedition, but in vain. Jn the early 50s Jose Flores, a Mexican, of Monclova, obtained a copy of TEXAS STORY OF A 8HAFT PILED WITH SKELETONS. De- Mail Collector and His Heated Cart. Granville, N. Y. Such valorous love as inspired the knights of old to fight to the death for my ladys hand attended John Henry Willard and David Daley as, armed with pistols, they sought a secluded wood oa the outskirts of the village. Each Is 17, and each attends the same classes at high school where Miss Flora G. Carson, 19 years of age and charming, has taught for the past year. She smiled on Wyiard for sev eral months and he was madly in love. He was therefore distracted when village gossip reached his ears a few days ago that Daley was boasting of the success attending his courtship of the pretty schoolma'am, Willard went straight to Daley with a demand to withdraw his suit Daley demurred emphatically. It transpired that the lovelorn youths met at the fair charmers home, whither they had gone to pay their respects. Fast on the heels of angry words came a challenge to fight with pistols. Plans for the duel were dlBcussed in the hearing of Miss Car-soand the gallants departed impetuously. Miss Carson was determined to avert a fatality, but her suitors were fleeter of foot than she in reaching a moonlit clearing in the woods at the village boundary. She was still a hundred yards from the clearing when two shots rang out. She pressed forward through the woods with desperate energy, screaming as she ran to distract the attention of the duellists. Their n, HAS STOVE IN HIS MAIL CART How. 4 Mall Collector In Chicago fies the Northern Blasts. N. T. Underwood, the lina and Alabama respectively, 26-fo- ot & Mr. Clark is about to retire from" the United States senate, Joseph M. 3ixon having been elected to succeed him. Instead of going back to Montana is building a magnificent ie will take up his residence In New York, where hemost costly in America. esidence on Fifth avenue, aaid to be the finest and Panama Canal.) the-mornl- . ' fight The eloquence of her pleas in beel armistice attested by the fact that the pistols were put by. With an armed gallant 8he Arrives at Scene of Contest Just on each side Miss Carson led the way After First Volley Is Fired and back to the village. She wheedled Her Plea to Desist Is them into taking cozy chairs in her Successful. pres- MAJ. G. W. GOETHALS. (Army Officer Who Will Build 17 TTi ident has indicated that Maj. Goethals salary as engineer would probably be fixed at $15,000. The wheel horse of the force Is what Maj. Goethals has come to be called in the army engineer corps. He sets the pace for the rest. He is the protege of Secretary of War Taft and the chief of engineers, Gen. McKenzie.. The latteC admits he likes Goethals, but will not admit that there are not 50 other engineers in his force, all just as good, and he will add if the private engineers are worth $30,000 a year, then these men are worth $50,000. Maj. Goethals Is said to know more about the actual doings in connection with the Panama canal administration and work than any other man in The reason is that he Washington. has been Tafts special agent for the Panama business. He went with the secretary on his trip to the isthmus. Goethals is said to be a man. He is at it early and late. Maj. Goethals was appointed to the military academy from New York and Later he was graduated in 1884. graduated from the engineer school at Willets Point, N. Y. He was for two years on the staff of Gen. Nelson A. Miles as engineer officer of the department of Columbia, where he was engaged on surveys and reconnois-sanc- e work, and under Gen. Merrill at Cincinnati, in charge of the construction of dams, dikes and locks. His next duty was at West Point in the department of civil and military engineering, and from the academy he was ordered to duty as engineer hi charge of the Mussel Shoals canal, Tennessee river, where he began the construction of the Col vert canals; designing and contracting for the lift lock at Riverton. Upon the first shots had gone wide, and aa shs came into the open their pistole were poised. She begged for opportunity ts be heard before they persisted in the YEARS OLD FIGHT WITH PISTOLS FOR SM1LE8 OF PRETTY TEACHER. IADS Pittsburg. The wedding of Miss Gertrude Schwab, of Loretta, Pa., and David J. Barry, of Johnstown, is expected to take place some time after Lent, although it may not be until ding will be followed by a European trip, according to present arearly in June. Miss Schwab is the favorite sister rangements. Mr. Barry, while mot wealthy, has a of Charles M. Schwab, former presl- good deal of money of his own. He Ts the cashier of a bank at Johns-tow- i. The Narrow View. Congressman Perkins was talklns about his bill for a progressive inheritance tax. Even a billionaire, he said, would approve this bill if he looked at it in a broad way. But few billionaires look at such things broadly. Everything to them has but the one narrow, personal aspect." They are much like the old lady who, seeing a storm signal, asked what it was.. She was told that the weather bureau now studied the weather and telegraphed Its forecasts far in advance all over the country. The old lady, looking at this fact in a narrow, personal, billlonaire-lik-e way, could see but one advantage in it and she said: Oh, isn't that convenient for the Kerrville, Tex. It is reported that in the Frio mountains, about 25 miles south of here, an ancient Spanish mine has been discovered by W. W. Chambers which is supposed to be the long lost San Saba gold and silver mine described by tradition as of fabulous richness. Many expeditions have gone In search of this mine. Tradition says that more than 100 men were employed in it and that they were all mam sacred by Indians, who covered the shaft and effaced all evidence of its ex. istence. The story of Chambers discovery is that he explored the mine in company with several other men. They discovered that the shaft oiened into a large chamber at a depth of only 20 feet from the surface. In this cham ber was a pile of skeletons, numbering 80 human beings. These were supposed to be the remains of the miners killed by the Indians. In the same compartment were found many ancient tools. More than 50 guns of ancient make were also found. According to tradition there were several hundred thousand dollars of gold and silver stored at the mine at the time the attack was made by Indians. Chambers and his companions did not find this bullion. In a canyon near the shaft the ruins of the ancient smelting furnaces operated in connection with the mine found. The' ruins of the old ore crusher were also standing. The rediscovery of this mine has produced excitement throughout this part of the state. Mr. Chambers has staked several claims adjacent to the property and other mining prospectors have gone to the locality and all of the land for several miles surrounding the mine Is being prospected for min- USES TELEPHONE. The Crater of Kilauea Connects with Hotel. Song writers have talked telephoning to heaven and fiction writers have sought to make use of thfe telephone in other plots, but none thus far has. been so bold as to sug gest telephoning to the infernal fires of; the worlds most gigantic active volcano. But this is the daring plot which has been undertaken by George Lycurgus, the manager of the Volcano house, on the island of Hawaii. He is The Eagle Rose with the Howling having a telephone line strung from Dog. the Kilauea Volcano house down Into the mighty crater of Kilauea, across Macwahoc, Me. Hiram Chase was the floor of this wonderful place to the very brink of the Halemaumau, running rabbits with his pet hound. the Pit of Fire, where the flames and Sport, the other day when he noticed smoke and steam and fiery lava ol a huge eagle loitering in the sky overMme. Pele's dwelling place are con head. Now and then the bird would stantly in activity. The Idea is tc havd the telephone strung from tht Volcano house to the edge of the Pii BOY, 19, AND AUNT, 57, ELOPE. or Fire, a distance of between twt and three miles, so that constant com Send Note Telling of Love and Asking Forgivneness. munlcation between the outside worlc and the dwelling place of Mme. Pele Harrison, Neb. Wilber Herbert, 19 the Hawaiian goddess of fire, can b maintained. years old, son of a ranchman, William Herbert, living southwest of here near the Wyoming line, and Miss Jessie Witberbee, his aunt, who is 57 years of age, eloped from the home of the young mans father. The fact became and they are novr known only husband and wife if their plans have $8,000 or $10,000, which Is sufficient for the purpose, not miscarried. ad 'Congress has made the desired ap Young Herbert sent his father a proprlatlon a commission will proba note after he had left home telling bly be appointed (o gather from mu him that he and his aunt were In love seums and Other places relics worth with each other and had gone away together to get married. He asked sending to the exposition. The exposition is being promoted by forgiveness. The father knew that had disthe French Maritime league under tbs his son and his not did that be but suspect appeared, marine of ministers of the guidance and commerce of the French govern- they had eloped until he received young Herberts note ment' Herbert is a good looking, intelligent young man and his father had sent Anticipating a Need. I eaw a strange thing the other him away to school with the Idea of him for a professional life. night, said the bachelor girl. I was preparing wlthr a friend at a cafe when another Miss Witherbee was not regarded as friend, a tall, handsome, bearded chap, a handsome woman.. She taught years.1 Honolulu. of erals. According to the old records the Spaniards took more than $2,000,000 the of ore out of the mine during years that they worked it. Charles L. Dignowity of Boston, Mass., made several efforts to locate the San Saba mine several years ago. It is said that Will Honor Robert Fulton. America to Make Display at Bordeaux Maritime Exposition. Washington. There is every indication, in the opinion of the state department, that congress will answer the appeal made by the department to the president and by him to the senate and the house and appropriate $25,000 for the governments representation at the international maritime exposition at Bordeaux this summer. The display will be opened on May 1. -- L "t The exposition is the centennial of the invention of steam navigation by Robert Fulton and his name will be given' great honor. The family of Fulton will furnish some of the great Inventors models and some of the relics of his workshop. It is expected that at least one American warship MISS GERTRUDE SCHWAB. will be sent to Bordeaux duping the $2,000,-00of a Receive Will Dowry (She exposition. washer-women- . from Her Brother.) Many of the great nations, lnolud-,nRussia, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Here and Hereafter. lost of the United States Steel and Mexico, will send exhibBelgium Her Husband This paper says that who, it has been announced, some cases in and its xod not denied, will give his sister a men are more cool than women. has in mind the This government are Well wife His ii perhaps they dowry of $2,000,000. It will be a of pavilion. instruction Since the beginning of Lent Miss this world, but they wont be In the cost not and moje than rery simple Schwab has been 1'ving quietly at next. Chicago Dsiij News. g men-of-wa- r. would be no more murderous pistol work. Granville is in the dark concerning the terms of the armistice, and signs which will betoken the accepted suitor are awaited with interest ' e n, the Love of a Schoolmaam. parlor, and with tact and vivacity which charmed away their rancor she soon had them passing occasional words. Before they said their adieus, she had exacted a promise that there All for . VOLCANO , to-da- y sister-in-la- come almost within gunshot; then he would mount so far into the blue that be looked little bigger than a robin. At this time Sport waa running the most erratic rabbit that ever led hound a chase. Instead of progressing in a circle he scooted back and forth, at all kinds of angles, until his trail was a study tn geometry. Evidently the rabbit had something on his mind, and Chase rightly guessed that tjiia was the eagle. i hour before the .It was nearly-ahare dodged by within sight, and the hunter had an opportunity to fire at him. The brush was thick, and instead of killing the little animal he broke one of his back legs. It is with these long legs that Mr. Rabbit propels himself, and with one of them out of commission he was forced to decrease his Bpeed. The hound took advantage of this, and at the Tnd of another quarter of a mile he grabbed the bare by the loose skin at the back of the neck. Sport was shaking the little fellow in a way to make the fur fly when the eagle shot down llke a plummet. Evidently he intended to gobble up the rabbit. If be did he missed bis calculations, for he set his talons firmly into Sports side. The next instant he rose with the howling and strug' gling dog hugging his tall between his seedown legs. Up and tbe.palr sawed, while Chase rushed to the re cue, firing hts gun as he ran. Getting directly under the bird and dog he let go both barrels, and down came Sport, i Two shots hit the dog it the hpad and some evidently perforated the eagle, for he shed a handful ol feathers. One of Sports legs wot sprained, but otherwise he was no! badly off for his sudden rise and fall Cat Saves Girl From Fire. ' Kokomo, Ind. Tom, a household cat, saved the life of Miss Bessie Jones, a niece of Mrs. Carl Spangler when the home of the Spangler family burned. Miss Jones had a narrow escajte from death in the flames juer as the roof and floors fell in. Sb turned on a roaring fire in the hitch en stove, intending to 'bake out an attack of the grip, but fsH, asleep She waS awakened by the cat pulling at her dress. The room j was filled-witsmoke and the burning wood crackled with the flames. She ran to a small balcony, but finding tbe dis tance too great to Jump threw bed clothes over her head and passed Below along the burning stairway. she found her exit barred by locked doors she herself bad fastened. With-severInjuries to herself she dashed through a window, the cat escaping without a scratch. to-da- camb over and asked me If ho might school for many have his dinner brought to our table and sit with us. We said Of course, Has Slept for Two Weeks. and it was done. When he had nearMarysville, Kan. Miss Hilma Olly finished his dinner he took the last a school teacher near Frankfort, son, chop, folded It up In his napkin in with a disease that phyIs suffering the presence of the waiter, twt, and are unable to diagnose. For sicians his in pocket. put it In a somnolent " I always wake at about three In a week she has been to and it Is impossible condition, he the morning,' explained, nearly arouse her. Previous to the attack starved to death, so every night of Miss Olson was an unusually active wrap up what is left of my dinner to girl. eat at that hour.' Water Cure for Insanity. hydrotherapy, or the water cure system for insanity, will be installed by Director Cop-liin the Philadelphia hospital for the insane. It is claimed that in many A modern system of n cases of chronic insanity a marked improvement and often a cure is JuBt as a Turkish , bath wrought; seems to absorb from the system tbe poison of liquor, so the water treatment seems to absorb the elements which directly or indirectly cause insanity, says Dr. Coplln. I have heard of cases where patients who had to be strapped hands and feet when they were first placed In the bath, were so much improved after an hour or two that their violence disappeared.