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MANIAC STRANGLER OF BOYS.
J. F. Hickey Makes Complete Con
fession of Murder of Two.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 29.-J. Frank
Hickey to-day made a completo con
fession of the murder of Joseph Jo
sephs, tho Boven-year-old Lackawan
na boy whose dismembered body was
found In a cesspool in Lackawanna,
November 16, and also admitted that
he killed Michael Kr?ck, a New York
newsboy, twelve years old, ten years
ago. Death In both Instances was
caused by strangulation.
Hickey attributed his crimes to
the excessive use of liquor. When
.drunk, ho said, ho was possessed of
an irresistible mania for killing boys.
He denied that bc had committed
other similar crimes, announced he
was repentant for hiB deeds and ex
pected to pay tho penalty. .
Caught by Dost Cards.
Hickey's fondness for writing poB
tal cards to the police proved his un
doing. In one postal from Boston
the then unknown writer wrote of
the Knick murder as follows:
"Wednesday night, December 10th,
1902, I enticed Michael Knick, a
newsboy, at 88th street and Central
Park, West, New York city, Into tho
park opposite the outrance to tho ar
' .1 police station. I strangled him
just escaped tho officer who
'id him as I came back. Three
as I have taken lifo; twelve times
o tried, and cannot help lt."
Another card from Boston told of
tho Josephs boy and where the body
would be found. The police followed
the minute instructions of the card
and recovered the body In decom
First Arrest for Knick.
New York, Nov. 29.-The body of
Michael Kr?ck, one of tho boys
Hickey confe?sed he murdered, was
found in an excavation in Central
Park on the night of December 10,
1902. Death had boon duo to stran
Suspicion was directed toward
Hickey at the time and he was pick
ed up In Buffalo In a maudlin condi
tion. In a semi-delirious state he
confessed to the murder, but when
the effects of the liquor wore off he
repudiated tho confession and was
subsequently released owing to lack
Wonts Cure for Wanderlust.
Frank Cummings, seven teen years
old, vi Scranton, Pa., 'ho 'says his
lather. w.M. Cummings la BU perin?
tendon?, of rehocih) ii) thal oltyj h.
seeking AU U.IULUA.U IOI tiio ViULviu:
lust germ. Tho youth Insists he Just
can't resist running away from home,
despite his strong love for his home
life and the ties that bind bim to
Beginning when ho was but Ave
years old, young Cummings said that
he bas run away from bis home 28
times and has traveled over nearly
the whole country. Ile ls being held
until word can be received from his
"I just can't help running away
I seem to be strangely affected with
something that just forces mo to
leave my home," said the youth. "I
know full well that my father will
whip mo every time I run away, but
that doesn't stop me. I don't want
to run away-I want to stay at home
and try to make something out of
myself, but suddenly I'll be seized
with this feeling to got away and
then I light out."
Largest Woman in World Dead.
Montreal, Nov. 28.-Justine Mas
son, who weighed 780 pounds and 18
said to have been the largest woman
in the world, died hero to-day.
Several months ago she became In
sane and was taken in charge by be
Assistance Publique. In tho institu
tion she became notorious for ex
ploits of strength when in a frenzy.
Even the walls of ber room failed to
restrain her and it. was necessary to
build a round house outside the main
building especially for her.
Light Your K
Sometimes in the kitchen or el;
high, where it will light the \
reach of children.
The Rayo Bracket Lamp is mad
one of the famous Rayo Family
A clear, white Hg ht, Heady, difluied.
affixed to the wall. The lamp in inexpi
removing chimney or shade. Rayo L
for ?ll purposes. At Dealers
Newark, N.J. (Ineerperated I
fy THE TURK. fy
rifa ijt * ^X ^
(J. J. Montagu? in Atlanta Georgian)
Who ls it that cries to the smoke
That war's horrid horrors must
Who is it that yells through the dark
That he is a person of peace?
Who rises to bog that the Court of
Put an end to this awful rough
Why, the always unbearable,
Who was lt that spread his dominion
Over neighboring terror-filled
Who was it the while wore a hideous
As he stretched forth his blood
Who, all unconcerned, slew and pil
laged and burned,
Putting all who opposed to the
Tho seldom courageous,
Tho often rampageous,
Tho always outrageous
And who, now he knows that the
wrath of his foes
At last into fury has flared,
Pleads, with fear-shaken breath, as
he looks upon Death,
That the life that ls in him be
Who begs to retain the blood-bullded
Whore he once, Uko a beast, loved
That prince of bravado,
That black desperado,
That glory tornado,
Fifty Tots Die in Fire Panic.
Bilboa, Spoin, Nov. 25.-A terrible
panic was caused "Sunday afternoon
by tho cry of "fire" at a moving pic
ture show here. About fifty children
1 and others were killed. Only one
' woman, up to a lato hour, had been
j found amohg tho dead.
I Tho humber of Injured Is not
known, as most of them were taken
1 home by friends.
I The scene of the accident is a
turpA cirrus which hq? been eonvert
ed into ? continuous clnomatogr&,ph
show, AS the price of admission was
only two rent*' tho building w.is
crowded to Its' utmost en; act ty. and
for tho most pa fi wpmeu and ch.t
Tho operator of the machine lost
his nerve when a film ignited and
screamed "fire." He was able to ex
tinguish the flames himself without
difficulty, but the effect of his cry
upon tho audience was instantaneous.
Alomst every one in the build
ing sprang up.
Police and attendants were power
less to control the panic-stricken peo
? plo and were swept away by the Burg
ling mass which sought to fight a way
Ito tho exit.
Scores were knocked down and
trampled and many were crushed to
death In the passages from tho gal
leries and to the streets.
Tho disaster caused frenzied citi
zens to gather outside the building
and the authorities had great diffi
culty in carrying on tho work of res
cue and extricating thc dead and in
jured from the piles of wrecked seats.
The manager and other employees
have been arrested and aro hold
pending an inquiry.
"Alphabet vs. United Fruit."
Now York. Nov. 27.- "Dam" fell
from the lips of Judge Cox In the
United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals to-day as he scrutinized the
court calendar. Tho startled clerk
took the paper the judgo handed him.
I Then the clerk, too, said "dam," but
ho got no further. With the air of n
man who gives up guessing, ho call
ed, "Number 17." The case up for
"Dampstlesacktiesselphabet vs. the
United Fruit Company."
It is now known as the caso of
"The Alphabet vs. United Fruit."
iichen with a
jewhere you need a lamp held
vhole room, and be out of the
e for exactly this purpose. It is
-the best kerosene lamps made.
A strong, substantial bracket, easily
.nsive. Economical. Lighted without
amps arc made in various styles and
in Navr Jaritjr ) ...
BLOODY BATTIiE AT PEAK.
Negro Killed and Another
Lexington, Nov. 23.-The little
town of Peak, in tho Dutch Fork,
was the scene of a bloody battle Inst
night about 7.30 o'clock, when an
effort was made by a number of citi
zens to arrest two negroes, who, it
was thought, held up P. B. EUlsor,
an aged and highly respected far
mer, on the public highway, a few
miles from Prosperity, in Newberry
county, yesterday afternoon.
As a result of the battle one ne
gro is dead and two white men are
suffering from pistol shot wounds
received when tho negroes opened
Are on their would-be captors. The
second negro is probably floating in
the waters of Broad river, as he was
traced along a ditch after tho firing
to the river's bank, where all signs
of the "trail were lost by the hounds
that wero placed on his track soon
after the shooting. That ho was
wounded is evidenced by tho fact
that he fell to his knees at the sec
ond or third shot.
About M o'clock yesterday after
noon P. B. Elllsor was returning
from Prosperity alone In hiB buggy
when he was accosted by two ne
groes, who asked the white man for
a chew of tobacco. When the far
mer stopped the negroes drew their
pistols, one approaching from each
side of tho buggy, and demanded
that the white man give up his cash.
At the point of th? pistol Mr. Elllsor
was forced to turn over about $25,
all the money that ho had In his pos
session. After robbing Mr. Elllsor
the negroes forced him to leave the
buggy and the two highwaymen took
possession of the buggy and horse
and drove off down tho road. The
negroes drove the animal to a point
near Pomaria, lt ls said, when they
deserted the horse and buggy, leav
ing it beside the roadway, where lt
was later found.
Tho A lann Hounded. '
Mr. Elllsor gave th? alarm as soon
as possible and the officers at New
berry were notified. The citizens of
Peak were notified of the occurrence
and were asked to be on the lookout
for the negroes. About 7.30 o'clock
an engine pulled up to the depot,
and those who wore on the v. .itch
for the suspects noticed two ne
groes riding on the tender. The ne
groes wer? accosted, and lt ls said,
opened fire on th? party. J. T. Oal
llnger, foreman of th? construction
gang of the Southern railway, was
the first to receive a shot from the
negroes, a ball having pierced his
shoulder, lodging in the neck, near
the jugular vein. James E. Epting,
a farmer, received a bullet In the
loft arm. When th? negroes opened
fire on the party of citizens the shots
One of the negroes ron toward the
rl^er find wan soon to fall to his
kates, the ol he)' rae through the
streets ?f Teak wi Mi hi i pistol in Iiis
hand and va.* hr?d on by his pur
suers. The negro ?ail tor a short
distance, wh?n|ho fell to i tie grbVind
as he attempted to cross a ditch, a
pistol ball having entered his hip,
passing through the body and came
out in the abdomen. H? was lodged
in the guard-house, where bo was
kept until 10 o'clock this morning,
when he died.
At ll o'clock last hight Sheriff
Miller was aroused from his slum
bers by a telephone call, telling him
of the occurrence. The Lexington
officer, securing an automobile, left
at once for the scene. He arrived nt
Peak about 2 o'clock this morning
and found a large party of citizens,
the news of the hold-up of Mr. Elll
sor and the shooting that followed
having spread over the community
like wild-fire in a sedge field. Sheriff
Buford, of Newberry, had been on
the scene, but had returned to his
homo. Sheriff Miller made an in
vestigation and traced tho missing
negro to a point near the river. Mes
sages were sent by the Lexington of
ficers to all railroad points to bo on
the lookout for tho culprit.
Negro Denied Gillio.
The injured negro was interview
ed by the sheriff, and gave his name
as Richard Sparks and his home as
Florence. He said that his compan
ion's name was John Brown. To the
last. Sparks denied that he and
Brown had held up the white man.
Mr. Elllsor, however, identified the
dead negro as being ono of bis as
Blind lil) Yew's, (hm Now Sec.
Asheville, Nov. 25.-After groping
her way through darkness for the
past 29 years, .Miss Leila Cameron,
a young woman of Marion, is able to
soe for tho first time in her life,
dhanks to an operation performed on
lier yesterday by Dr. E. R. Russell,
a former Charlotte physician.
Miss Cameron came to Asheville
yesterday, and the first operation, on
her left eye, was performed thou.
She was able to see at the conclu
sion of that operation, and to-day she
had Hie second operation on the
right eye, completely giving her
Tile cause of Miss Cameron's
blindness was an opaline substance,
which Ulled the pupils ol' lier eyes
and did not allow the transmission
of light, to tito iiuier eye. The opera
tion consisted in cutting through
this substance, making a "window"
through which the rays of light
could reach the inner eye, and vir
tually furnishing an artificial pupil
for the eye.
For a few minutes after gaining
her sight it was again endangered by
the emotions to which Miss Cainoron
gave way when she found that she
could really see. Silo is a very fine
musician, and despite lier (roubles,
had been leaching music, at. Marlon.
All her relatives, ?villi the exception
of one, were oppos- 1 to her consult
ing a specialist, and this one brought
her to Asheville, whero the opera
tion was successfully performed.
CUifti?Co!. -.u1.,..iud Wl.oypinjJ C?UJJ'?.
Held Up in Road.
Escaped to River.
Officers on Scene.
Ytct?hVi Widow Testifies.
' ? i. ;horo, Ga., Nov. 22.-Testi
mony from Mre. John King, wife of
i.he weil laiown farmer whose burn
etl l;ody was found last Sunday in
:.he ruins of a small frame building,
i.>ar the Hebron Primitive Baptist
church, was given to-day In the cor
'. investigation of tho death
Vothlpg ls known of the evidence
g i veli bj/ the widow, as the hearing
is bef.hg. held behind closed doors.
I Wo re testifying, however, Mrs.
tx g tn tide a statement to newspa
per men, In which she said that
William Edwards, one of the four
men mulot arrest on suspicion pend
Ing thu conclusion of tho death In
? < : ligation; called at th? King
home about a month ago and ai?ked
if King was there. Her husband,
I lc said, told her to answer no. Mrs.
King then said that Edwards at
tempted to come Into the house over
per protests! but that sh? Anally
ri rsuaded him to leave. Afterwards!
h< r husband threatened "to settle '
v llb Ko wa rds."
Pete ' i < os, who are working on I
tho (Mystery; said to-day that they |
believed K;ng was either killed or
i ide uti ?iscious and that his body
Was thou iken to the building and
P set on fire in hope of hiding the
crime bj entirely cremating the
Girl Detectlvo on Case,
.loueshoro, Ga., Nov. 27.-A clever
young i oman detective, under the i
guise ol ;> mining prospector's wife, !
t ;. teri materially In solving tlie '
mystery ol the alleged murder and '
Cremation of John King, the Clayton
cjounty planter whoso body was !
(lound .Saturday night two weeks ago '
'ii Jo nos I ?ro, charred and barely |
i 'cognizable In the debris of a burn
. church annex. ?
After a week's active operations of '
Burns lotoctiyes evidence was sub
mitted by the sleuths to-day before j
tho boa! inquest of the coroner's
5 which resulted in a decision to
bold for . mrder Will Lee, a young
.lauter, luid to Jail Will Edwards
?Will Henderson, both middle
id fa ri?ere, as accessories to the
The Burns detectives, who have ,
been on lie scene since a few days
following the murder, returned to
rV tl a ti th yesterday afternoon. They
i ero under the supervision of M. S.
nughn, v.ho recently created a sen*
-allon by his work upon tho Beach
mystery Iii South Carolina.
Tho .: it.lenee produced by the ofll- I
OTU before tho coroner's Jury Wed
ucflday was Intended to show that
King, a middle-aged farmer, was
killed '.; Lr-? In an atter&'ttdn fbi
"mwiitf! u card game in the building
in v ? 1. h th? dead niall's body was
(.ut i r i. bi??pyoWefi were shown
wb.<el indicated that Lee and his vic '
lilli ad pent most of the night
gambling lil the small hut, and when
h lng V "educed to his last pennies
t o ",nr' occuried. I
When (1 stectlves arrived in Jones
boro I hoy found the people of the.1
< ;?;?'. reticent and uncommuni
< ir two days they learned
1 ? ilttlo. when a young and decid
i ... rel woman operative from
t ?rp.? agency was sent to the
i o in the guise of the wife of a
: niu prospector.
is tbli iilhg her residence in the
she rapidly became acquaint
I ! ie folks of the neighbor
. oon was so Intimate with
p s aw ire of secrets of the clrme
i ho ? '?came their confidant and
\\ ? ' ii? ? ? f In possession of evidence
(hal aasJal d largely in tho verdict of
I he cor.mer's Jury.
Reported 17,000 Perished.
ii;; ton, Nov. 29.-Seventeen
thou .' "! icrsons are reported to
perished in a typhoon which
s wop I aci ss the Philippines to the
south <>' Manilla on Tuesday last, ac
eord belated advices reaching
tin ar department to-day from
0 erro r M?nerai Korbes, of the
Ti ogre ph communication from
thward has been destroy
ed, and I i almost impossible to ob
tain te information regarding
. if tile damage. The town
it .. -i., ?an, the capital of Ley te,
pulation of about 14,000,
; urtei entirely destroyed.
o capital of tlie province
? e, and an important sugar
I o .-as badly damaged, and
,00' to fi,OOO persons killed.
?ericans live thoro. No
j reached tho department
1 their fate, lint Governor
irted that he had sont a
i i il food and materials for re
I i. V cloban and would follow
tkat with is much moro provisions
j i obtain in Manilla.
Cross bureau hore prob
at md several thousand dol
1 for tho relief of tho suf
' nv 'H Ri linn Dead.
(Soutl i Christian Advocate.)
'obb, of Edgelleld, a former
Orr's Rifles, died nt Iiis
Monday, November 25,
Mi' as one of tho best as well
ii ie most prominent men of
On November 14 at tho
'omi.a:: 11 . at thc Edgoflold county
i i ? ijbb was accidentally run
Tho Seals of States.
The Columbia State bas been giv
ing a great deal of attention, of Into,
to the seals of the different States,
contending as to the Inappropriate
ness of some of them.
Quoting from the State a descrip
tion by that paper of tho seal of Goor
gla given by tho late Carlye McKin
ley, as representing a bow-legged
soldier In a summer bouse watching
for nothing", the Tampa Times re
marks that "the great seal ot Florida
is far more absurd," and specifies:
"It ba supon it a picture represent
ing a body of water, having upon tho
further shore the geographical ab;
8urdlty (for Florida) of a rango of
mountains. In the river-If lt ls one
-there ls a nondescript craft, sup
posed to be, or designed for, a
steamboat; but if it bears any re
semblance to such craft, the laBt ono
of the kind must havo been wrecked
before Fulton died. On the margin
of the river, just at the foot of the
range of fountains, is a vegetable
growth presumed to be a palm tree,
but tho species Is now extinct. The
palm is taller than the mountains.
in the foreground, on tho hither side
of the rlvor, is the figure of an In
dian woman; that is, we suppose it,
from certain indications, to be a wo
man, though we are not sure. She ls
feeding chickens, though the chick
ens are invisible beyond the edge of
the picture. Fume has not preserved
the name of the artist who ls respon
sible for this outrage upon the artis
tic tastes of prosperity. We doubt
that any of the other States can pre
sent to an admiring world such a
masterpiece in this line as Florida."
The State counsels the Floridians
to not be too cast down ovor thiB, and
"But let Floridians bo not too
much cast down; their State seal ls
no worse, either for incongruities or
for artistic shortcomings, than any
one of half a dozen other State seals.
California, for Instance, displays a
corpulent, but grlm-vlBaged old dame
and a grizzly bear, entirely Ignoring
each other, gazing absent-mindedly
out upon tho Golden Gate, up the
center of which stands a full-rigged
ship under all canvas.
"Kentucky exhibits two dapper
men, one in knee-breeches, the other
in trousers, in a position which Indi
cates that they are just about to do
the turkey trot.
"C.nh pt}ts forward n bee hive. '
but th.i emblem is oe wi tn? ?ni slgr.iii- j
canee in a M i-f,-ii MI euninm.nh .
"Wyomi!;:;-'.- gVv'ttf -liowj ?;'l
cowboy and a miner, nuuously ami- j
lng upward at an elderly Amazon I
mounted on a sort of scaffold; what !
the symbolism of that design may be
wo cannot guess.
"Massachusetts puts up with a lu
dicrous commingling of the modern
and the classical, In the shape of a
stoutish, middle-aged person, armed
with a bow and arrow and clad only ?
in his, her or its B. V. IVs.
"As for the great seal of South
! Carolina-oh, well, it has an Inter
esting history, according to Mr. Sal
ley; but as a work of art, the least
said about lt the better. We renew
our motion, which was that if we
cannot forego dabbling In heraldry,
let us at least take a correspondence
course in that abstruse science. It
might not be a bad Idea to wipe out
I all our State seals at once and make
a fresh start."
Rubbing It In.
Mayor Stewart, at an insurance
men's banquet In Saginaw, told an
I "A septuagenarian," ho began,
I "said ono evening at dinner to bis
fair young wife:
" 'My darling, I have Just insured
my life in your favor for $100,000.'
I " 'Oh, you duck,' the beautiful girl
j cried, and rising and passing around
i the table she kissed her husband
lightly on his bald bead.
I " 'Darling.' be said, taking her
?slim white hand, 'is there anything
else 1 can do for you?'
j " 'Nothing on (?artli,' she answered,
and then, with a little silvery laugh,
I she added, 'Nothing in this world;
i nothing under heaven.' "
over and injured by a horse. He
seemed to improve for a week, bul
uraemic poison sot In several days
Mr. Cobb was born In Abbeville
July 31, ISIS. As a boy soldier he
served the last year of the war as a
member of Orr's Hilles. Ho spent
six months as a prisoner al Hart's Is
land, N. Y. Oil April Iii, I!? 12, he
was appointed aidu de cami) on the
staff of Gen. B. H. Teague.
After the war Mr. Cobb settled In
Ridgefield. Ho clerked for a while
and wont into business for himself in
Mr, Cobb joined the church In boy
hood, and for twenty-two years he
had been the faithful and efficient
superintendent of tho Rdgefleld
Methodist Sunday school.
On October 25, 1S77, Mr. Cobb
was happily married to Miss Eliza
beth Clisby, of Verbena, Ala. He ls
survived by bis devoted wife.
rtinmt.oi>1olfi'fi Co1,C Cholera and
.LfiamOeriaiU S Diarrhoea Remedy.
Never fail?. Buy il now. Il may save lite.
aro relieved at once by an applica
tion of Sloan's Liniment. Don't
rub, just Jay on lightly.
" Sloan's Liniment tans dono moro
food than anything X hiivo over tried
or Ht i if joint?. I got mv limul hurt so
bailly that I bad tu stop work ? l /ht tn
tho buglost tinto ot tho y var. 1 thought
at Hint that 1 would llavo to havo my
hand takon ott, but 1 got a bottlo ot
Sloan's Uniment ami cured my band."
WILTON WUKKLKU, Morris, AU.
Good for Broken Sinews
O. O. JONKB, Baldwin, L.I., writes :
-"I used Sloan's U ni munt for brokon
?liions abovo tho knee oapouusod by a
fait and to my great satisfaction was
ablo to resumo work in lesa than throe
wooka alter tho acoidoat.'*
Fine for Sprain
Mn. HBNRT A. VOKICI,, 84 Bomeraet I
Ht., Plalnllold, N. J., writes : - "A ?
friend sprained bis ankle so badly I
t li it lt went bluok. Ho laughed whon I t
I told bim that 1 would bavo him out I
in a week. 1 applied Sloan's Liniment I
and in four days ho was working.and ?
said Sloau's wan a right good Lint- H
Hore Throats Duo to Milk.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 29.-"Many
disease epidemics can bo traced to
milk not now commonly connected
with it," said Dr, Ludwik Hektoen,
professor of pathology at the Univer
sity of Chicago and director of th?
Memorial Institute for Infectious
Diseases at Chicago, before the Min
neso Pathological Society.
Dr. Hoktoen said a peculiar type
of ?pid?mie sore throat has been
found to be caused by a certain or
troniMui dlrootiv traceablo to contam
inate I milk,
i-. IL Robertson, if oe rotary ot
the soeTo.ty, said the discovery <?: this!
MO''. hif?ct??n In milk t?ati he given
as a reason for tho soro throat inhjo
tlon that has prevailed In the Twin
Seaboard to Spend Millions'.
"Baltimore, Nov. 29.-President W.
J. Mitraban and other ofllcers of tho
Seaboard Air Lino Railroad were re
elected by tho board of directors of
that company hero to-day. S. Davies
Warfield was elected chairman of the
board, a newly created position, and
also chairman of tho executlvo and
finance com ni it too.
It is understood the company Is
working out a plan for oxtonslve im
provements wliich involvo an expen
diture of at least flvo million dol
An auctioneer never attmepts to
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