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ESTABLISHED EN" 1*
A SPICY TIME
At the Charleston aadjCoIIeton
k Campaign (Meetings.
Bath Offer to Withdrawjmd Leave tbe
Field to Gen, Yctunsns. Ragsdale
. Charges Lyon With Raaaiog'Be
? cause Gan. Yonmios Could
Not Attend Meetings.
Eighteen candidates told the
stories of their lives and their hopes
in Hibernian hall at Charleston on
"Wednesday night The crowd varied
-from about 300 males at the opening
to half that a any* towards the close
of the meeting.
Conspicuous in a front seat was
Vincent Ouicco, known as the un
-crowned blind titter king of Charles
ton, who Interrupted, several of the
. speakers with quest! ms relative to
"the dispensary. I. was a sweltering
night, but Chicco gav-. a*ay fan* on
which were printed tbe Ptoflttres of
himself and Til!man, labplgBBHblcco
aod Tlllman, tbe two d-ter0flH0."
Tbe campaigners were given a royal
time during the day by i fficlal
Charleston, led by Co irmah Danlei
L. Slnkler, and what they wanted
they did not have to ask for?it was
Much interest was added to the
meeting by the arriva of Senator
Bagsdale, candidate fur the ifflca'rt
attorney general, who was not present
at the opening ol th- campaign at St.
iJeorge Tuesday, as it has b>en ex
pected, that he would vigorously op
pose Mr Lyon's Vie ?t? on the so-oali
?d "burniLg lssu ;" T e result of
tbeir first encounrer is svated below
lEach had only five minutes In which
to present his side, which acooun s
lor tbe lack of mor? detail.
Mr. J. Willard B>gsdale, of Flor
mce, made Ids first soteon asaca
didate for the office of attorney g.n
eral. He opened by remarking that
when he determined to mako the race
he had done so under the belief that
the office belonged to no man, that
no one was entitled to olaim it to tbe I
exolusion of others ?ho sought It.
He was accordingly surprised to note
in the Charleston Pose teat Mr L} on
deserved the office.
As for himself be w? u,-d.isay that
be did not ask for the i ffic^ except in
so far as the people might elect to
give it to him after weighing him Id
the balances. But, said he, if it
must be said that any one deserves
the office, I tell you to look at the dis
tinguished service* rendered to South
Carolina by LcBjy You mans, and
every patriot must feel that if tbe
office belongs to any one of us it be
longs to Youmans. (Applause.)
But I take it that it is due to no
one. The office of attorney general
is not a political me Whether or
not a candidate stands for the dis
pensary shuu.d n t determine tbe
question, Tne office requires oertaln
duties un elect him attorney generali
be teils you . he wld prosecute th
grafters if you eU ot him attorney |
general be tells you no more than
what he is in duty b und to do. 11
stand here as one who bears the right
from the supreme court of S.uih
Carolina, as a young la*yer, and
pledge myself to prosecute any viola
tor of law who coupes under my pur
I ask for no sentiment in this race.
All I have a right t > exp ct from ?ou
Is a fair deal, and a fair deal is to tak.
Into consideration tne Integrity of
the candidates and their ability. In
the past you have er durst d me ano I
nave tried to merit tbattndorsem* nt.
I am a staune i supporter of the
-dispensary, b cause I otlttve it is rht
best solution. I am unoompnms
ingly opposed to grafters. Whatever
are my views an tJ tne dlsp- ns&ry, no
act of mine will ever be done tnat will
seek to protect a man who robs the
state and appeals to ma as a support
er of the dispensary under the belief
that I would help blm.
I stand for tbe iu lfioation of tbe
dispensary and for pure elections. I
have favored tbe investigation of the
dispensary and I hold that it was et e
commltee'8 duty to Complete lit,
work and report It to the legislatur.
that appointed It It is now too
early to judge its wotk, and simph
because my opponent has been pro
mlnent in the Investigation as a mem
ber Of that ccmmiti.ee is nj rta->on
why you should vote for him. Tnt
sole qualification fur you to apply it.
his general fitness.
Chairman SinkJer read a letter from
Attorney Ganeral Youmans announc
ing his candidacy, in w loh he tolr
how his duties interferred with nls
participation in the campaign at pres
ent, believing that ne ought, tj attend
to them rather than louk afier his
own interest in cnuvassin^ for loies.
Mr. J. Fr?ser Lyon, the other c*n
dldate for attorney general, folio-ved.
Ha said he would make a serious prop
osition to his frie:d, Mr. Bigrdale.
If be entered the race against Gene
ralYoumms because I dia so I will
make him an i ff-r. I do not care to
trench upon the privilege of this old
soldier who stood with Hampton lo
those dark days ot South Carolina's
troubles. I make tbe pruposiion to
him that, if be taints it is lmpropre
for us to enter this campaign against
General Youmans, we now grace
There was quite a buzz of interest
at this. Mr Lyon looked around to
wards Mr. Bigsdale, who rapidly came
to the front and asked the chairman
if be could first ask Mr. Lyon a ques
tion and then reply. Cnairman Sink
lar said that it would be taken out of
Mr. Lyon's five minutes if he. did so,
and it was agreed that Mr. Lyon
should proceed with his speech.
Said he, just as our fathers years
ago proclaimed and obtained for us
the right of local self-government, I
now come to lift my voice for that
dearest right. I do not think the dis
pensary has accorded yon that right.
I j his been forced on you improperly.
When the people see that it, is corrupt
and rotten 60 the core, as I tell you it
is, they will wipe it out.
It is corrupt. However our wmmit
tee may be slurred, we have breached
the walls and given you a glimpse of
the rottenness within, and it Is up to
you to drive out tbe grafters. Our
committee cannot prosecute. We have
practically .finished our work. I ha?e j
a formal report to present, but thej
rest is very little.
My candidacy resolves itself into
one thing: Will you uphold the ban
ner that I have raised and assist me
in my tight against graft or will you
let them come out with their forces
and trample you in the dust?
The Walterboro meeting on Thurs
day was absolutely devoid of any spec
ial features rxsept a continuance of
tbe Lyon-Ragsdale dispute about get
ting out of the race, but as yet noth
ing has come of it. In his speech Mr
Lyon did not refer to tbe matter ot
withdrawing, but talking about tbe
corruption of the dispensary and said
he ought to be elected so as he could
prosecute tba rascals that had been
run down by the investigation.
Mr. Ragsdale spoke next, says that
he did not put himself as the o-ly man
in South Carolina who could properly
fill the Office of attorney general. He
-as not the only man who could de
vise plans to bring about honesty in
administration Kef erring to the office
he said if services entitled any man
to it LeRoy F Youmans should have
It, but; a man. generally, ought not to |
be given * ffl ss because of what he
has done, bu t because of his character
and ability. He had not entered the
raoe to defeat Yiumans. He withheld
his pledge until ne saw that Lyon
would run. As to withdrawing he said
Lyon had entered the contest against
Mr. Youmans because he believed him
physically incapable of making the
canvass and thus expected to rue
without opp< sitin'n. He had no desire
to oppose Coi. Youmans and would
oe willing to withdraw without any
string to his withdrawal and allow
Colonel Youmans to be eleoted with
out opposition. He would do this If
Lyon will. Tata was received with
applais? by tbe audience. Before Mr.
Lvon could reply, time was called upon
Mr Bagadale and a recesss was taken
SERVED THEM RIGHT.
Several feine* lrap >nerf for Violation'
ol tbo Law.
In tbe UJnlte-i States district court
a? Karsas City Friday morning Jud^e
Smith Mc?nerK>n, of Red Oak, L
passed sentence upon the seven defen
dants recently convicted in this ooun
of making concessions and acceptin
and conspiring to accept rebates on j
Judgments in the nature of. fines
were, assessed a* follow. Swift & oom
pany, $15 000; Cudahy Packing comp
any, 815 000; Armcur Packing comp
any, 815 Ou?; N -Um n M rrib & comp
any 815 000; Cbic^ro, Burlington aud
Qrnoy railway, 815 000.
George L. Tnoraas, of New York,
was find 86 000 and sentenced to
fnur mouth* in tne penitentiary.
L L Taggt.rt of N w York, was
fined 84 000 and sentenced to three
mnnr s m tbe penitentiary. A fin.
of 815 000 assessed against tbe Burl
ingiun covered all four counts, the
aggr. g ite am unt or thp fl es In the
>even case* totalling 485 000 Ap
p als wt-re filed in rauh case and a
tiv of ex cutlon was granted.
The bonds in the case of Thomas
and Taguert were fixed at 86 000
each. Tb> st two men appeared, in
court personally and upon being sen
tenced, promptly furnlsbed the re
quired bond - in tbe case Of the pack
ing companit b a- d tbe Burllngt n
were Bxeu at 815 000 each. Mjtior.s
for new trials I? r the packers, ti e
Burliogtoo railroad and T .omas and
Taggart wer llov""uld.
A CIomi- <Jail.
Tbe disastrous wrecking of tra'n
No.^ 16, on the C 'lumbia and Green
ville line, due at Columbia at 10.45
n'elnov, Saturday but w.iich was s<
? ral hours late, was narrowly aver;*d
at AUt' n Saturday night. Tbe lenw
approach to the bridge over the Broan
river a'i Alston was burning at th*
tme the train swept over It, but for
tunately the fire had just started, and
tncught five tiers were burning brisk
ly along with the suppor ers just
under them, tbe fire haa not been in
progress k-ngtnough to weaken the
-upport sufficient for it to give way
under the train. When the train had
p.-isseri over the pi.cs some distance
che engineer succeeded in bringing it
o a bait, when the crew went back
ar.d extinguished the flames with th
water from the tubes set at intervals
along the trestle. Toe bridge was fir
ed, it is thought, by ao endue that
had passed over it a short time before
the passenger train cam? along.
China Thursday signed a treaty ac
c >rding oomple satisfaction to France
for the massacre of six French Jesuit
mssionalries at Nanciaog, Klang
Province, in February last. Calna
pa s 8200.000 indemnity to the mis
sion and 840J,000 Indemnity to tbe
deceased missionaries' famlies, builds
a memorial hospital and punishes th
ringleaders ot the rioting. In addl
Jon posthnm'U* honors, which th*
people of Naocaang demanded, will
not be granted to the Chinese magis
trates whose suloide was the signal
for the outbreak. French guoboatb
In the vicinity of Nanohang will be
Massacre of Jews by the Offi
cials at Bialystok Should
SHOCK THE WORLD.
Worst Cruelty Russia Hss Ever Been
Guilty Of. Jewish Father, Moth
er, Daughter and Son Lashed
Together by Torturers aud
Beaten to Death.
Tne massacre of the .Tews at Bialy
stok the first of last week must have
been, something awful. The corres
pondent of the New York American
visited all parts of the town, taking
evidence from both Jewish and Chris
tlan residents. Here is what he says:
The massacre was essentially offi
cial. The pol'ca, military holligans
and the Black Hundred played subor
dinate roles in ever case. At a period
wnen a mass of butcheries occurred
the police and soldiers either actively
assiiited or encouraged the butchers.
There are many authenticated cases
of soldiers themselves perpetrating
slaughter. In the Bjyare district,
where the worst massacres occurred,
?ihe soldiers of the Oglitsky, Sixty
third Raglment, accompanied by two
cffi.'ers, massacred seven Jews at Gep
ner's saw mill. Full details of this
tragedy were given me by tbe surviv
int; manager. When the soldiers were
occupied with looting, their victims
sought refuge in a small wooden houte
on which at 6 o'clock on Fiiday even
ing the soldiers fired suddenly
Many Jaws of this district, especial
ly girls, became Insane.
Tne (fflc9r$ ordered tbe inmates to
come out one by one. Five of them
were shot dead as they emerged from
t he house and fix were hacked to pieces
by sabres. Gie remained In the
aouse, an old woman named Kiutsob,
seventy years of age, and the soldiers
burned the house and she perished in
In other oases tbe soldiers were
merely onlookers. In Souvoroff streets
a prosperous Jew named Podlatoheff
kept a leather workshop. The pro
prietor, his relatlces, named First
mann, and six others wp-s slaughter
d I Inspected the dabbled with pools
of bk cd and fragments of flesh and
Pair are sacking tu the walls. First
en -cm was the first killed. He was
shot by a gendarme named Sohultze.
T .en the Hooligan? stripped the
corps-; carved pieces out of tue breast
and drove nails into tbe nose.
Four frightened employes took shel
ter in an outrhouBe the Hooligans broke
it open and beat them tp'death. Tne
olliers lock -d on, and the Hooligans
were unmolested. Tbe young son of
the proprietor was s*ved by the sol
llers who cried, "Eaougb; don't kill
'he boy I'*
house of hoeeob.
Outside >/jis n >une I saw a younth
?vtariiig the bl'?od-stalned clothes of a
skughtered mother. In many cases
?hole fa r Lies were exterminated.
1 vistted a bouse in old B >yare
str et occupied by Ainstein, arebp ct
d 'eaooer, who with bis mother,
daughter and two sons, were done to
d - ath by Hooligans und?rthe command
f a disguised p -lice < fflcer while sol
iers w( re present. At first the sol
diers fired into the bouse and a polio?
ijjin orcered the family to save them
snipes in the fl- Ids. There after tying
or her, bun,'mother and daughter to
?eilur, they were beaten to death,
?he police meantime firing at ran
Two witnesses assure me that nails
were hammered inio ihe son's face bp
r ire bit death. In the fiild are poolh
f blood. Everywhere Innt Cent
chiidnn stano argulcg beside these
ghastly pools, talking about whom
-aon belongs tn. N?xt door lives t
vornan named L vin, with eight chil
d en, wh se nusoand was carved to
pieces in her sight.
I'hroughou', town for two days the
La^sacr. s continued. Fiendish tortur
sand xiutllatlon of the drpesinvarl
ably followed tbe ma-acres wi h active
ir passive co-operation of authorities.
11 many cas-.-s i he pohca taclbly autb
i z :d the buthery by ordering tbe
Ho. ligaos to spare particular indivld
ais. I interviewed two perspn who
escaped by brlolug tbe soldiers. One
girl, nviug en Alexander street, after
nur father had oeen bayonoetted, paid
4 soldier 2u roubles that she might be
Both Je*s and Christians agret
Joat many risguised policemen were
tmong the Hooligans Most of tbe
victims of the soldiers tried to defend
. aemsslves, but while the Hooligans
oroke down the doors of their homes,
ne soldiers looked on, and if a J :w
defended himself or even appeared at
a window they fired a volley, killing
he deferders or driving them into
tue bancs of the HooiiganR. Con
cerning the Viadlmirsky and Uglitsky,
regimiuts, Jjw witnesses affl:m that
Colonel Bukuvsky directly encouraged
uhe soldiers, crying: "UoeitezhidcflT'
C; at is, kill the Jews.
Torture before death repeatedly
occurred, and mutilation afterward.
In Nikolai street a woman had a
crownar thrust down her throat and
ineh twistsd. She finally was backed
io deatn with a hatchet and left to
oleed to death. Toe hands of Boyar,
i. tailor, were nailed to a table while
ue was clubbel to death.
deagged to his doom,
A little glrl wnose body I saw in
the Jewtsn Hospital had her leg
sawed off while she was yet alive.
Others were oarved to death slowly.
i S. Cm THURSDAY, JU
In the yard of the Jewish Hospital,
where eighty-six corpses were laid
side by Bide, I saw thirty cases of
mutilation. In some, noses were cut
rff. In others the ears were cut off.
In many cases nails were driven into
the face or Bkull. One old man bad
his eyes torn out.
A clerk named Bernstein was
dragged from a train and battered to
death. His body was afterward found
in a field, handless, and with a sharp
ened stick driven into the stomach.
The complicity of officials, soldiers
and police has been established by un
controvertable evidence, and will un
questionably be confirmed in the offi
cial report. St. Chepkln, a member
of the Duma Inquiry Commission,
has established that the massacre was
not Inspired from St. Petersburg,'but
by local officials, who believe that the
Czar's government desired the ma sa
|cre as a counterweight against the
j. I have established the fact that
tbe massacre was planned days in ad
vance. For Instance, when the Jew
isb deputation on Tuesday asked a
police officer named Sheremetieff for
permission to lay a wreath on the
grave of a murdered police master
named Dergatcboff, Sheremetieff cyn
ically answered, "You'll get an an
swer on Thursday," which was the
first day of the killing. Dergatcboff
was a clever and humane man, be
loved by Jews and Christians. His
murder by tbe Jew baiters gave bis
subordinates freedom tc execute their
LAID TO THE GOVUBNOB.
The Governor of Grodno Province
is equally guilty. He arrived Thurs
day evening and stayed only two
hours. He did nothing to stop the
massacre, and worse violence follow
ed his visit. The appointment by
tbe Duma of an investigating com
mission caused a cessation of slaugh
ter. Tbe small proportion of wound
ed to killed shows the impunity with
which the murderers were allowed to
finish their victims. Some of these
were thrice killed by bullets, knives
and oudgels. Every ravaged house I
visited shows that the raiders were
?left in possession for hours. A re
mar kable feature of this massacre is
the absence of outrages on the wo
men. Though thirty were killed,
there Is no authenticated case of out
rage discoverable. This is explained
because the Hooligans and troops got
their orders only to "kill."
Tne preoise number of deaths can
not be learned. There are eighty-six
dead now in the Jewish hospital and
seven iu the Christian hospital, but
the corpses of those dragged from tbe
train and killed were burled without
being counted. The material des
truction Is enormous. In four im
portant streets nearly every window,
door and shutter is broken, except in
the Christians houses. Mmy of the
wealthier Jews escaped, owing to the
iron gates of their court yards, but
tbe soldiers fired through the win
dows. In one houeo I saw thirty rifle
bullet holes in the windows, though
there was nobody within save an old
lady and a woman servant.
The houses into which the mob
broke were Utter ally destroyed. Even
the wallpaper was tora down
The rioters stole everything
portable; even children's toys were
sma-hed. Tne heavy "^furniture and
the unBmashable things were thrown
out of the windows. The merchants'
account books wereS burned, and only
the bare wallB were left.
In a bakery, where the owner was
killed, the mob soaked the loaves of
bread In a pool of blood, leaving be
hind an Ironical note. In Levin's
mill, where Christians and Jews work
together, tbe mobbites cut the cloth
and yarn belonging to tbe Jews leav
ing tbe Christian's yarn untouched.
It is estimated tl ab the loss will
amount two million roubles. The
relative? tbe vlotims have been de
prived ot everything and are afraid
to re-enter the bouses. Tbey are
begging in thp streets of the town.
Den of Murder-era.
Near Rutti, a Switzerland village
in the Zuerioh Ooerland, tbe police
mve made highly sensational discov
ery. F ?r a long time a remote farm
ncuse was occupiedby a family named
Cberhoizer, consisting of two brothers
and a sister. A few days ago, the
authorities found cause to search the
house. An Immen.-e quanity of stolen
go ids was found, bus worse things
iere discovered later. A wall excited
suspislon owing to It peculiar shape and
when an opening was made a rough cof
fin was found with a female skeleton,
olothes still adhering to it. Its ldent
tty has not yet been established, but
hat some awful orimes have been
committed in the bouse appears to be
now practically certain.
Packers Hard Hie.
Official statistics compiled by the
d partment of commerce and labor
show how the agitation against the
pacRers has damaged foreign trade.
In January, before the reve'ation In
"The Jungle" had gained wide pub
licity, the exportation of canned beef
showed an Increase of two million
pounas over the previous year. Feb
ruary showed a falling off of 3,000,000
pounds. March showed fifty per cent
d >crease with a loss to packers of
8500,000. A rll shows a decrease of
uver March of 500 000 pounds. May
showed a similar decrease. The ex
portation of fresh beef in April and
May showed a slight decrease.
Electric light wires are dangerous
and the greatest care should be exer
olsed in their erection to see that they
an well put up. Over In Augusta,
Ga , one night last week Mr. J. E.
Carlton, a young man, stumbled Into
two electric wires on the corner of
Cherry alley and Gardner avenue. His
cries for assistance attraoted the at
tention of those who lived near by,
but all efforts to resuscitate*him when
sraobed were in vain. The wires were
finally cut and pushed out from under
the body and it was removed to a near
by bouse where he died.
NE 28, 1906.
AN AWFUL FATE.
An Arch Murderer Walled Up in
a Living Tomb
AND LEFT TO STABVE.
A Veiling Mob Sits la the Market Place
and Watch the Building Up of
- tbe Wails Around tbe Slay
er of Thirty'Sbf Young
A cablegram from Tangier Moroco,
tells how, with such details of fiend
ish cruelty that they cannot be fully
realized, Mohammed Messfewi, tbe
arch-murderer of Marakesch, has been
walled up alive.
It was this same Mesfewl who was
to have been crucified for his tremen
dous crimes?it is known that he
murdered not fewer than thirty six
young women?and who was saved
from that fashion of exeoution by the
outory of the resident foregin officials.
It would have been better had
these same officials not Interfered
with Moroccan justice, for Mesfewl
oefore he died underwent lingering
torture compared with which cruci
fixion would have been merciful.
THE AKCH-MUEDEE'S CBIMES.
Mesfewl was a cobbler and public
letter writer. Associated with him
in his crimes was an old woman
seventy years of age named Annan.
Many girls of the city disappeared in
the last days of April and the parents
of one young woman traced her to the
cobbler's shop. Annah was put to
the torture and confessed.
She told that the girls, who came
to dictate letters, were treated to
drugged wine and then beheaded.
Twenty decapitated bodies were
found in a deep pit under the shop
and sixteen more in the garden.
Annah died under the torture and
Mesfewl oonfessed. By an anoient
Moorish custom he was condemned to
His cruoitixion was set for May 2,
but this form of punishment was
given up because of the foreign olam
or, and it was announced that Mes
fewi would be beheaded. His death
by the still more awful process of Im
murement shows that the Moroccan
authorities "blinded the eyes" of the
Mesfewl was kept in the Marakesoh
jail until outside attention was dull
ed, and then, on May 15, his torture
Dihy he was led into the market
place and whipped with switohes of
the thorny accacla. The cobbler was
stripped to the waist, and while two
assistants held tbe victim's arms out
stretched, the city executioner laid
on the Bpiked rods.
Ten strokes were given eaob day
and eaob stroke drew blood. The
number of strokes was kept down be
cause Mesfewl was an old man and
tbe people of Marakesoh nad no idea
of letting blm die too easily.
MOST MEECIFUL CEUELTY!
After eacn dogging the cobbler's
tack was touguened and anointed
wltn vinegar and oil, so that he might
be fit for the next day's ordeal.
So the daily whippings went on,
and when It was seen that despite all
care Mesfewl was falling Into exhaus
tion it was decided to carry out tbe
supreme sentence This was that he
be walled up alive in the public
Tne currier who brings this news
from Marakesoh to Tangier asserts
that the order of execution before the
Sultan's own signature, and the fact
that the sentence was carried out In
the great square of the city and in
full view of the populace shows that
tbe officials of Maraketci knew the
awful programme would not be inter
The day of execution was set for
Monday, June 11, that bel?g the
Marakesch market day. The news or
the execution had been spread and
tbe market place was thronged with
thousands of Moroccans, who squat
ted in the blazieg sunlight and wait
ed for the ghastly show to commence.
A death by walliug up alive had
not been seen in Marakesch for many
years, but there was tnose who told
others that victims had been known
sometimes to live for a whole week,
and so the good news spread, and the
people brought their provisions and
the caravanseries were crowded.
THE LIVING TOMli IS DUG.
Just outside the jail where Mesfewl
was confined stand? the chief bazaar.
It has very thick walls and in one of
these, facing the market place, two
masons dug a hole six feet high, two
feet wide and two feet deep. Mesfewl
was very thin and these dimensions
gave the doomed man quite a free
space and some little air, for just as
his fellow townsmen would not let
nlm slip away by too muun Hogging,
so tbey did not intend to smother
him too qu.ckly.
About tnree feet up two staples
with chains were lixed in the back (fl
tbe recess in the wall and two more
staples with chains were attached.
Tne purpose of these was to keep the
victim erect so that he might not
huddle down out of sight of the
Mesfewl had not been told of his
fate and when be was brougut o;'t of
the prison on Monday morning he
thought he was being led fortn to his
As soon as ne saw the expeotant
thousands, however, and heard their
howls of hate he knew that his day
had come. Tuen he saw the hole dug
in the wall, and. being an old man,
he knew what that meant. He had
taken bis whippings with fatalistic
fortitude, feoping he might die uudtr
the thorns, but when be was dragged
toward the upright tomb he struggl
ed with his jailers and screamed for
Screaming he was thrust into the
recess in the thick wall, and, Fcrearr
ing, he was ohained up. There ir
was left for a while, for there was
plenty of time. The masons stood
aside and the crowd struggled and
fought to get in the front rank,
scoffing in derision at the screaming
old man and pelting him with the
frightful filth and offal of the market
TEET DELIBERATE EXECUTIONERS.
Then the masons came forward and
very deliberately laid on the first
courses of the masonry. The stones
and mortar rose to Mesfewi's knees
and then the chief jailer came for
ward and gave him bread and water
The masons again stood aside and
again the orowds jeered and be-slab
bered the victim.
So it went on, course by course,
stone by stone, water and bread, until
only Mesfewi's screaming bead was
seen. Toe last stones were thrust in
place and Mesfewi's living tomb was
But the crowd was not yet satisfied
Mesfewi was not dead, and the throng
pressed forward and kept quiet to
hear the muffi ;d screams for mercy
that came out of the wall. Every
time Mesfewi screamed the crowd
Night oarne, braziers were lit, ooff )e
was made and still Mesfewi scream id
and the orowds yelled. Tuesaay,
June 12 oame in, and the market
place was as crowded as ever, and
Mesfewi,. was still screaming for
So it went on all day and all night.
Only Mesfewi's screams were growing
fainter. When Wednesday broke
those close up to the wad reported
that the dead alive was only moaning
Finally the moaning stopped and the
orowd oursed Mesfewi for dying so
soon, and the delayed business of the
market was resumed.
So Hadj Mohammed Mesfewi ex
piated his crime.
The first n^ws of the terrible off in
ces of the cobbler of Marakesch cune
In a special cable to the New York
American April 20 It was reporter
tbat Hadj Moba-omed Mesfewi was to
be crucified on Thursday, May 3, for
an extraordinary series of murders.
Twenty-six corpses of women had
been found under the cobbler's shop,
and ten in his garden.
All of Mesfewi's victims were mu
tilated with dagger cuts In order t<
stimulate fanaticism, and it was prov
ed they had b u-n murdered for money
?most of it in trifling sums.
The Koran provides crucifixion as
the punishment for terrible crimes?
and tbougb ihat form of executi n
has not been used In Morocco for a
generation, it was deoided taat the
cobbler's crimes deserved that classi -
The next news came in a cable of
May 2, saying the exeoutlon by orucl
fixion would, not tatee place. The
rest of the story and Its tragic de
nouement is told In the present dis
MURDERED HIS WIFE
And Then Ran Away With Another
Charged with the murder of hi>
wife and having made a complete cm
fesslOTi of his crime to the ioca. police,
William Braach of Rochester, N. Y.,
was arrested at Cleveland, O do.
With Brasoh there was arrested
Mrs. Mary Gllmore, with whom be Is
alleged to have eloped
Tne body of B rasch's wife wa
found in the canal at Rochester la>t
Tuesday and suspicion was at orce
turned to her husband, who disap
peared. Brasoh confessed the mur
der to the local police, the later say,
and told them that he killed hla wife
because of love for the Gllmore wo
man. Too later is a widow about 23
Brasoh told the police how he had
lured his wife to the bank of the
Erie canal, and burled her Id. He
said his courage failed three or foo
times, but finally he nerved himself
and struck the worn in a violent bio*
inthebaok with his flit "When 1
heard the splash 1 ran away," he
"Yes I am William Brasch," be
-:aid to Polle. Ohief Koble-r, ' I know
what you want me for. I did it. I
killed her because I loved Mary Gla
mors. It seems to me I have always
loved her. I didn't want to marry
Rixanna, but I was forced into it, so
I killed her. It was the only way 1
could get rid of her."
Toe three year-old, daughter of
Brasoh was with the Cjuple when
tuey were arrested In a rooming
bouse. Bjth Brasch and the Gllmore
woman will be taken back to Boches
ter at once._
EvIIh of Dlvore-)
At Los Angeles W. F. Ketrlng shot
and probably fatally wounded his di
vorced wife and her niece, Miss Bessie
O'Day, at the home of the former
early Th?r da.. Katrlng had been
separated from his wife for two years
Last night hu astted her to return to
him. Sne rifus^-d and Ml-s O'Day
stepped to the telephone to call the
police. As she did so, Ketring thrust
the telephone frotn her hands and
shot both ->-non
A D?uA<:rouM C jiitnvAnce.
Tnat femiuina contraption the peek
a-boo waist, described as a number of
large holes imperfectly surrounded by
small threads, is one of the most del
ectable articles of wearing apparei
ever devised by the dressmakers. It
has probably tangled more men int
the tolls of matrimony than the Dells
Fox curl, the Marcel wave, or any ol
the other weapons with which the
gentle sex Is wont to arm Itself wher.
on conquest bent.
?i.oo PB? anjst?m:.
Richard Tilghman, a Rieb Presi
dent of Philadelphia, Pa.,
TAKES FATAL DOSE
By Mistake in tbe Dark, and, Realiz
ing His Mistake, Calls His Wife
and Children, But Nothing
Could Save Him. Phones
Friends Good Bve.
A awful tragedy occurred at Phila
delphia about ten days ago.
Knowing that his life was to pay
forfeit in a few hours for his fatal
mistake in taking poison from a bot
tle in the medicine chest Instead of
the harmless drug that he sought in
the dark, Richard Tilghman, a so
ciety man, olubrran, member ol! the
Oity Troop, a descendant of one of
the original Maryland families* and
closely related to tbe Whelansand
Llpplncotts, made every arrangement
.bat prudence or sentiment dictated
before he died.
He first had hope that his life could
be saved and waking up his wife in
uheir apartments at tire fashionable
Lincoln, No. 1220 Lccust street, and
his daughter, fifteen years old, and
son thirteen years old and told them
what had happened.
Mrs. Tilghman, who was Gabriella
de Potstad, daughter of the beautiful
marclouess de Potstad- Fornarl, at
one time lady-in waiting to Isabella,
Q leen of Spain, and the children did
everything possible to aid husband
ind father in tho eff irts to save his
life, but when they found that they
did not make favorable progress, Mr.
Tilghman directed them to telephone
for a doctor.
Tie physicians fought hard to off
set tbe effiots of the poison, but had
to admit that they had exaausted
their remedies and that Mr. Tilgh
man would have to be prepared for
He tuok their verdiot philosaplcally
and directed that a telephone message
be sent to his brother in Bryn Mawr,
summoning him to the Linooln.
"Tall him to take an automobile,
so that he will get here in time," said
tbe dying man.
''Send f<>r the priest, and when it
is all over take my body to the hotnn
of my brother, so that I may ba
buried from there.''
Mr. Tilghman expressed his regret
to his wife and children that he
ihould have made such a fatal mis
take, ?hen they were going to sail
from Niw York the next day for an
extended tour of the Continent
Then, after he had told them of
some arrangements that must be
made, be bad a telephone brought to
his bedBlde, and called up many of
his friends in the city, to bid them
The priest came and heard the con
f'Shion i f tbe dying man, aud admin
isteied tbe last rites of the Church.
Tilghman then anked his wife and
children to draw near the bed, and
while the physicians, one of them a
friend from boyhood, withdrew to a
corner of the room, he made his
touching farewell to tbe little group
that he loved above all. He told
them not to worry, as is was a fate
from which there could be no escape,
and then he sank back In bis bed,
still racked with the pain which he
uad endured with such wondprful for
titude, and in a few minutes was
Mr. Tilghman had spent the even
ing at a leunion and banquet of the
class of '86 Ualversity of Pannsylva
nia given at tue.Ualversity Club. He
iad be n in the habit of taking tab
lets woen troubled with slight attack
of rheumatism, and when ue returned
co his apartments shortly after 2
o'chek, darkened his room and re
tired, before he rememoercd that be
should have taken a tablet.
"After extinguishing the light,"
said Mrs. Tilghman, "be desired to
t?k'. the l.thia tablets, as be has been
suff -ring lately from mnscular rneu
.nati?m Two bottles of tbe same
lze and shape were side by side, one
containing antiseptic bioblcrlie of
mercury tablets and the other citrate
of litnla, and in the dark he chose the
*rong bottle. -
"He placed two of tbe tablets in a
tumole of water, stirred them until
they dissolved, then he took three or
four swallows before he noticed tue
error. By quickly drinking some
tepid water, he produced nauseea and
thought that be brought up the entire
cintents of his stomach. Very soou,
however, he was seized with cramps.
Then he called me and explained the
mistake he bad made
"Dr. W J. Roe, of No. 1210 Locust
street, was immediately summoned,
but the antidotes administered and
tne washing out of the stomaoh falied
to save bis life, and he died a few
minutes before eight in the morning.
F <r mx hours tne physicians fought
for Tllghman's life. After Dr. Roe
?ad wotked over the clubman for a
while, they decided to send for Dr.
B ibert C. LiConte, wno had been a
lfelong friend of the clubman. Then
tuey all went to work together.
Tne dying man suggested a number
of antidotes, all of wnisn were tried
witnout giving him any relief.
Tbe bookings for the European
tour were cancelled by Lioot. Col.
L'iignman, a brother of the deceased,
i last evening, and arrangements were
' muda, in accordance with Mr. f?gh
! man's request, to take the body to
i the brotner'B bouse, wnere the funer
al took place.