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WAS IN YM WAY
Crime Caused by late for a
Helpless Little Girl.
IN NEW YOR1K SLUMS.
Man Admits that He Struck the Little
Child and it Died. Horrified
Mother Washes the Little
Corpse and Goes Out
to Hide It.
People'living in this section of the
county have little or no conception of
the wickedness of a big city like New
York. If you want to get a glimpe
of slum life in that city read the fol
lowing froma the New York Ameri
While all i.he v.iy nas holiday mak
ing Monday the police, working over
the mystery of a baby's dead body
found in the hallway of the tenement
at No. 464 Eleventh avenue, brcught
gradually to ligbt a tragedy of cr:ms
blacker, more fendii..ly cruel and
more hopelessly sordid tnan had de
faced their recor.. for years.
Gustave Dinser ard Agn',s Renoude
lived at No. 431 West Fort)-ifth
street. The wcman had a two year
old child. The nran 1azed and abused
it. It was In the way. In the end he
slew it with all the ferocity of a wolfe.
Then the body v..s Lurried away un
der cover of nirht and hidden in a
tenement hallwcy nine blocks dis
When it was f. und and identified
the police c.ught the pair and the
woman brute co;:'n. Her story was
most shoct~zg. The man also con
It was 3 o'clock .Tuisday morning,
one of the few hours of quiet between
midnight and dawn in a great zity
favorab'e to the covering up of dark
deeds, when a mother, her heart torn
with anguish over the slayIng of her
first born, and with the pritul dying
moans of the fair naired girl still
sounding in her eus, workcd feverish
ly at ter task of wasting the baby's
body by the light of a candle.
All others in the tenement building
were asleep except this man and wo
man in the top story back flat of No.
431 West Forty-fifth street. Ia the
adjoining room, where the man sat
reflecting in the gloom of the night
and his own deed--a crime against his
maker, man and nature, in taking, by
brute strengtn, the young life that he
could not restore-three little ones of
his own flesh and blood were sleeping
They had been awakened by the
agoniztd cries of their little playmate
the child of their foster mother whom
their father detested and whom he
was beating to death. With the poig
nant fear of ctiildhozod they smothered
their sobs in their pillows and waited
until sleep blotted out their terror.
"What are ycu doing? Whats
keeping you?" askd the man in a
petulant tone. He had told the wo
man simply that they would have to
get rid of the body of the child, thus
making her in the helplessness of her
grief and in the terror of death a
partner in his crime,
The little white underwaist had
been buttoned, shoes and stockings
hurriedly drawn on, and the mother
could go no farther. Sickening grief
was again gaining the mastery over
her when the man called again anc
came into the room.
His mood was still sullen and he
ordered the womsn to put on her hat
and coat. Mechanically she obeyed.
Then he wrapped the little girl's body
up in a news paper, thrust the bundle
into the-woman's arms, and b?.de her
be quiet and follow him..
Down the dark stairs they crept
softly, starting when a board creaked
beneath their weight. Tney finally
stood in the darkness and silence of
the street landing. The outside door
was closed. The man opened it sof Ely
and the night air rushed in and sooth
ingly touched the womnan's brow. She
stood in the shadow- as the man looked
outside. Street lamps were burning,
but there was no one in sight.
"Come," he said, and she obediently
Down Forty-fifth street in the di
rection of the river they stole, and the
woman thought she devi.ed the man's
"Not that, not that," she whisper
ed, clutching his arm, and when they
reached Eleventh avenue he respond
ed to the touch on his arm and turned
Several persons parsed, but Dinser
was walking rapidly, and the woman
gained ccurage from him and paid no
attention to the passers-by. Sue had
gained the courege of the criminal
who seeks to hide his crime and her
mind tyrned to the same channel.
Down Eleventh avenue the pair
stole, keeping clcse to the shadows.
Past Forty-third street, then across
Forty-second street, where the lights
burned brightly and the hum cf the
trolley cars bmote their ears, on, hur
rying, moving slowly and cautioutly,
stopping and on aga'n they went un
til Tnirty-eigch street was passed.
Then they paused. The street was
dark and deserted there. A door
stood partially cpen.
"In there," the man said. And
while he stood cu~side tne woman en
tered the dark hallway and, wish a:
whispered good bye, staggered out to
where the man waited.
A man and sobbing woman whose
arm he firmly clutchied made their
way back over the same route, back
into the tenement building where
many slept unco~nscit us of the grim
tragedy that was going on about them
and back up the dark and creaking
stairs to the rooms they cailed home,
where the man's children still slept.
The man swur g the door to behind
him, locked it, lit the candle again
and looked into the eyes of the wo
-man. She underetoodi. She had made
a sacrifice and must bear the burden
of her grief in silence.
Then the man went to sleep in a
chair, and the woman in the rooms
where every object was a reminder of
the killing of her child, paced the
floor or threw herself upon the bed
-and sobbed in the confilctir'g emotions
that racked hersoul, that played upon
and tortured every string in the in
comprehensible chord of a woman's
When daylight came and with it
the stir of life, many began to talk of!
their neighbor's doings. They little
dreamed that their gossip would so
soon turn upon these wucse names
they mentioned the vengeance of the
Law and before nightfall put one, If I
not bcth, in the shadow of the elec
It was known throughout the house
that Gustave Dinser bad no particu
lar love for little Gertie, the child of
Agns Rajnoude. The baby was a
source of annoyance to him. He
cruelly punished his own children,
three little girls-Barbara, eight years
old; Florence, twelve years old, and
Madeline, nine years old-and the
Children's Society often promised to
It was to remove a cause for this
interference after the death of his
wife, something more than a year ago
that Dinser, a master plumber and a
man of more than ordinary intelli
gence, brought to his home the pretty
young woman, Agnes Rnoude.
Dinser dsclared that the woman de
ceived him when she brought her
little child to live in the poor quarters
he provided. She had not told him
that she had a child dependent upon
her for support. He wanted no other
child than his own and he hated Gar
There had been some loud talk in
the Dinser home that the neighbors
overheard on Sunday night, and after
midnight the neighbors heard the
cries of the little girl, heart-rending
cries of pain, and the sound of the
blows upon her little body.
"Stop, stop, for heaven's sake stop!"
came the voice of the child's mother.
"Don't beat her any more, and tc.
morrow I'll get rid of her. I'll send
Several of the neighbors, who had
come to their doors, started for the
Dinser rooms, but just at this time
tae cries of the child gave way to
deep moans, and it was believed that
the beating was over, the child was
moaning in grief and pain, and not
I badly hurt, and the neighbors did not
interfere. The moans continued for
some time, and then they ceased, and
by this time the other tenants were
in bed and asleep.
NOTICED THAT CHILD WAS MIISSING.
Tuesday morning, while they were
discussirg the beating, Dinser's three
little girls e me down stairs. The
man and woman did not appear. It
was noticed by the ne:ghbors that
little Gertie did not acccmpiny the
"W'- re is Gertie?" they were
"Oh, her grandfather came and
took her away," said the eldest girl.
She had been told this thing by her
father and the children believed him.
The neighbors thought it was a good
thing that the child was taken out of
11inser's hands. They had heard him
only a few hours before threaten to
throw her out of the winaow, and
feared that he might carry out the
threat. But the crime that they
were ignorant of was quickly develop
ing only a few blocks distant.
Shortly after daylight James Corri
gan, the son-in-law of the janitress at
No. 464 Eleventh avenue, had discov
ered the body of the murdered child
in the hallway of the house. The
police of the West Thirty seventh
street station was notified and detec
tives were qickly on the scene.
Coroner Scholer also responded and
gave permission for removal of the
body to the morgue for an autcpsy to
determine whether murder had been
There was no marks of indentifica
tion on the few articles of clothing
worn by the child. No one in the
neighborhood recognized it. The tal
low marks suggested some crime of an
unusual nature and the mystery
promised to prove a baffing one. The
sory of the finding of the body of the
murdered child began to spread and
reached the ears of the neighbors of
Dinser and Mrs. Ronoude, and stirred
them with suspicIon
It was then about 3 o'clock in the
afternoon, and arriving at a quick
decision, M~s-. John Graham, who oc
cupied the front fiat next to Dinser's
and had heard the cries and moans of
the little girl; Miss Annie Dazat, who
lives on the floor below, and Mrs.
Amelia Twaller, another neighbor,
went to the station house and told
Sergeant Nash that they were suspici
cus about the disappearance of little
Gertie Hyland and thought that it
might be her body which was found
in the hallway of the tenement.
Sergeant Nash questioned them and
imtmediately dispatched them to the
Mrgue with two of his men, after
consulting Cai ta'n Ward. Then De
tectives Buckrlige and Price were
sent to Dinser's flat and brought him,
Mrs. Ronoude and the three Dinser
children to the station house. The
children were questioned and knew
only what their father had told them
about little Gertie's disappearance in
The man and woman were taken
into the captain's offce and the chil
dren sent to the Gerry Society. At
the morgue the neighoors quickly
identified the murdered child as Ger-,
tie Hyland, and returned to the sta
tion house and made their statements
to the offcers about the occurreeces
of the early morning in Dinser's
rooms and the threats they had
Dinser, a man of thirty-seven, with
drk hair and a slight dark mustache,
not large but of well knit frame and
great strength, appeared perfectly
cool under the examination of the
offcers. Mrs. Renoude, as she calls
herself, is rather small, of good figure
a pretty face that tells of her French
blod, gray eyes, with dark lashes and
dark, wavy hair. Sue was dressed
carelessly in a gray accordion pleated
skirt of light material, white waist,
gray checked jacket and a jaunty
straw turban caught up at one side
with a bunch of cherries.
Sue was plainly nervous, but seem
ed to catch he courage from Dinser,
who kept her almost constantly under
his eyes. They were questioned to
gether, and told a story about sending
Gertrude away by a man who had call
ed for her.
Then Dinser was taken from the
room and put in acell. He was cool
and aided the cffiers in a search of
his clothing. But in the Captain's of
fice Mrs. Renoude had broken down as
soon as Dinser was out of her sight
ad was sobing, with tears streaming
from her eyes she told the story of the
brutal murder of her little child, at
tempting to' shield its father, and of
ow she had aided in taking the body
out of the house and hiding it in the
doorway. The skirt that she wore was
blotched with blood stains. It was the
same one she had worn when she wash
ed the child's bcdy.
Dinser was brought back and ques
tioned alone and admitted that he had
beaten the child, but said that he did
not know of its death until he had
come back to his rooms later, and
tried to shift part of the blame for the
crime on the child's mother.
A special from Evergreen says that
J. H. Thompson shot and killed his,
wife and mortally wounded her aged 0:
father, J. B. Cooper. Thompson hasi
1W11) TO BE VARLIP
Judge Townsend Sustains the Validi
ty of the Brica law.
An Appeal Has Been Tankn to the
State Supreme Court by the
The prohibitionistS have won their
fight in Union County. On Tuesday
of last week Judge Townsend announc
ed his decisicn. He says:
"After carefu' consideration and
full argument, I have reached the can
clusion and so adjudge the act of 1904,
by authority of which the said elec
tion was held, as constitutional and
has none of the vices charged against
it herein, and that the petition npon
which the election was ord.ared con
tained the required number of quali
fied electors and that the said election
held hereunder, which sa!d election
was authoriz d by the said act of 1904,
was fairly and legally conducted by
the machinery provided by law, and
that it resulted in a decided majority
for 'no dispensary'.',
In closing he said; "Therestraining
order herein by me granted August22,
1905, has expired at this hearing, and
is hereby declared no longer operative.
Therefore, let the dispensaries in the
said county be closed."
The papers will at once be served
upon the parties named as defendants.
Boyd Evans is reported as saying after
the hearing last Monday that if the
decision was adverse to his interests he
certainly would carry the case to the
THE ORDER IN FULL.
Judge Townsend's order in full Is as
"This action was originally com
menced by C Barnett vs. G. C. May,
J. G. Howel and J. R. Askew, as
county dispensers, and also against
the county board of control as named
in complaint of cases abovJ written
for the purpose of restraining the s..id
defendants from closing twe Uion
county dispensaries and for the fur
ther purpose of declaring the election
held on the 15th of August, 1905, for
'dispensary' or 'ro dispensary' uncon
stitutional, illegal and void.
"On the 22nd of August, 1905, 1
issued a rule against said defendants,
requiring them to show cause before
me on the 4th day of September, 1905,
why they should not be perpetually
enjoined from closing said dispensaries
as a result of the said election held cn
.he 15tU day of August, 1905, in the
meantime restraining said defendants
from so doing. Defendants T. J. Bet
enbaugh, E. C. Houze and Joseph
Sanders presented a petition to me
asking that an order be granted to
make them parties defendants to said
action with leave to make return to
said rule and to defend said action.
Permission was granted by order dat
ed 32th day of August, 1900, at the
hearing which was heard on the 4th
of September, 19C5. The original de
fendants as above set cut made returns
and-jAined in the prayer of the com
plaint. The defendants, T. J. Beten
baugh, B. C. Howze and Joseph San
ders made returns denying some of
the allegations of the complaint and
asked that the complaint be dismissed
and that the law relating to the clos
ing of dispenaries be enforced in ac
cordance with the result of the elec
tion held the 15th day of August,
"After careful consideration and
full argument, I have reached the
conclusion and so adjudge the act of
1904, by authority of which the said
election was held, as constitutional,
and has none of the vices charged
against it herein and that the petition
upon which the election was ordered
contained the required number of qual
ified electors and that the said election
held hereunder, which said election
was atithorized by the said act of 1904,
was legally and fairly conducted by
the machinery provided by law, and
that it resulted in a decided mnajority
for 'no dispensary' which result has
been duly declared.
"It is therefore the duty of the said
defendants to at once close the dis
pensaries of Ujnion county aforesaid,
as rc quircd by said act of the legisla
ture, and this application for an in
junction to restrain and prevent them
frm complying with mandatory re
quirements of law must be and is de
"The restraining order herein by
me granted August 22, 1905, has ex
pired at this hearing, and is hereby
declared no longer operative. There
fore, let the dispensaries in said coun
ty be closed.
"D. A. TowNsEND,
Dashed to Death.
During the performance of "rig .
ing the Flames" at the Pittsburg El
position, Miss Janette Lawrence,
twenty-five years old, a vaudeville
performer, was dashed to her death
from a window, thirty feet above the
stage. The accident was witnessed
by about two hundred spectators
crowded In: a little theatre, but no
panic ensued. The scene in which
Miss Lawrence met her death is where
men are rescuing the inmates of a
supposedly burning building. The
women are taken from the windows
and carried to the ground. Miss
Lawrence Is said to have jolted John
Herean, the man effecting the rescue,
causing her to slip from between his
feet which were wrapped about her
body, while he was clinging to the
life rope with her. Herean was sav
ed from death only by the prompt
action of other men.
An Awftal End
Katherine Sullivan, daughter of
wealthy parents residents of Toledo,
0., was found burned to death early
Wednesday morning. From the con
dition of the room it is supposed that
oil was thrown upon her while she
slept, and that the fiend who had caus
ed to get her out of his way, set fire
to the bed clothes and fled. Tue girl
was at one time a society belle- She
took up a life that caused her family
to cast her off. The man supposed to
have been the cause of her downfall,
nd, also, of setting fire to her bed
lothes, has been arrested and held to
await the action of the coroner's jury.
Old College Sold.
A dispatch from Columbia says at a
private sale the buildings and ground
of the old Columb~a Female College1
were sold to Mr. F. H. Hyatt for(
30,000. This is a valuable piece of
property. Mr. Hyatt stated Tburs
ay that while he had several plans
i view for the future disposition of
ais tpurchase, he had not fully decid
ad as to what he would do. with it.
E3ne of the things he is considering Is
she conversion of the property into a
irst class modern sanitarium, another
s tomakether a odemaparmen
fter a Merry Dinner Party Five
Days After Wedding.
DIES BY OWN HAND
When Confronted by Her Alleged Hus
band. Who Came With Writs in a
Suit for Ten Thousand Dollars.
Declares He Married the
Girl Six Years Ago.
A remarkable story of the double
life of a beautiful young New York
woman was revealed recently in Johns
town, N. Y., where a party of friends
gathered in the Cavadutta Hotel to
give a dinner in honor of Mrs. George
Lichenstern, the five-day bride of the
manager of the Wertheimer Glove
Works. While the group of friends
were getting ready for the dinner a
strange man walked up to the young
woman and handed her a paper.
Without a word to any one, she
walked to her room and swallowed the
contents of a poison vial, dying within
a few moments. The stranger de
clared he was her husband, that she
was a bigamist and that the paner
was the summons and complaint in an
action against Lichenstern for the
alienation of her afftections.
List Sunday week the L'chensterns
were married in New York by the
Rev W. H. Kephart, of No. 683 East
One Hundred and Forty-third street.
Business at the Johnstown factory
compelled the immediate attention of
Lichenstern, and after a honeymoon
of a few days he went to his home
town with his bride and engaged
apartments at the hotel until he could
build a house and furnish it.
Back of the marriage was a pretty
romance. The young woman, who
was known as Miss Sadie McCartin,
was employed as a stenographer in the
New York office of Wertheimer & Co.,
at No. 65 Bleecker street. Lichen
stern is looked upon with the highest
favor by his firm, and he was com
pelled to make frequent visits to the
New York offioe, where he met her.
He frequently dictated letters tc
her and soon their acquaintance rip
ened. He took her to theatres and
proposed marriege several weeks ago.
He asked that the engagement be
brief when she accepted him, and
wired to his many friends in Johns
town that he had won the love of the
most beautiful girl in New York,
Then came the wedding and the re,
turn to Jobnstown. The bride in.
stantly becawe popular with L'chen
stern's friends, and they. with the
employes of the factory, decided upoE
the dinner which was so abruptj
The ma. who served the p:per said
he was Michael J. McCartin, and thal
Lichenstern's bride had been his wifE
for six years. He declares he had
lived happily with her until a fort,
It was just about that time the girl
accepted Lichenstern's proposal. ThE
complaint was directed against boti
Mr. and Mrs. Lichenstern and askec
for $10,000 damsg:s.
Wnen she saw her alleged husband
Mrs. Lichenstern betrayed no sli
that she knew, but took the paper ii
a matter of fact way After she? hat
read it she became visibly agitated,
and when her friends asked what dis
turbed her she said she was feeling
ill. It was then that she locked hei
self in her room and took her life.
For a half hour, while she lay in death,
the merrymsking continued before hei
body was discovered.
Mr. Arthur Wertheimer, of thE
Wertheimer firm, when seen at his
home, No. 145 East Sixty-first street,
said he had learned of the tragedy.
"We never had the slightest sus
picion that the girl was married," he
said. "She always appeared to be
gay and light-hearted, and we
thought a great deal of her. We alsc
think a great deal of Mr. Lichenstern
and we were glad to see him get sc
good a wife. I simply cannot believe
the story told by McCartin is true,
and yes it must be if he went to such
an extreme. The address at which
the girl lived, so far as I know, is No.
102 West One Hundred and Ninth
At the address given by Wertheimer
an "American" reporter saw Mrs.
William Hellmnan. She said:
"Yes, it is true the poor girl was
married. She lived here for tour years
with her husband, Michael McCartin.
She was always a very good girl, but
she fell deeply in love with Lichten
stern. She was always careful not to
let him know she had a husband. The
Mc~artins did not get along well.
The separated on several occasions,
ard she spoke her regret at ever hav
ing married him. The girl was only
twenty-four years old and was mar..
ried about six years. When they left
ere they went to live at No. 746 Co
Workday ror the Orphans.
A recent movement set on foot by
Howard L. Crumly of the Decatur
Qa) Orphans Home is likely to be
f very considerable service in the
near future to our orphan children.
The proposition is that every man in
the state, every woman, every child
hould set apart September 23 (Satur
ays' of this year, the proceeds of his
Labor on that day, or whatever he can
make, if he be not in business, to the
support of the orphans inr the institu
:ion he loves best. In this state
Presbyterians will work for the
hornwell Orphanage, Clinton; the
Wethodists for the Ep worth Orphan
ige, Columbia; the Baptists for the
)oinnie Maxwell, Greenwood. Send
romptly on the Monday following,
:he sum made or raised, to the insti
:ution of your choice. Tne help com
g in at that time will tide over
biese Irnstitutions till the Thanksgiv
og and Christmas days. Send it, be
t little or much. There are about
ix hundred orphans in these institu
uons, and there are others besides.
L'he Lutheran Orphanage is at Salem,
lVa., the Hebrew Orpbanage is at
~tlanta, Ga. Draw your check or
noney order in favor of the institu
ion you prefer and mail it to the ad
Iress given above.
WM. P. JAcoBs.
A sensation has been caused at
Koscow by the suicide of Mine.
itte's nephew, M. Khotinsky, who
hot a girl through the heart and then
hot himself. Khotinsky was in a
[ragoon regiment. Four of his broth
rs died under somewhat tragic cir
j pS A RF MAD.
Thsy do not Like the Terms of the a
Resolutions Aaopted at Large Mass
Meet ing Demanding the Gov
A dispatch from TokIo, Japan says E
rioting broke out here Tuesday night
inf cinnection with the dissatisfaction
over the results of the peace settle
ment. There were several clashes
with the police and it is estimated
that two were killed and 500 wound- I
ed. The rioting ceased at midnight. 9
Police stations were the only property e
The first turbulence attendant on I
the popular arger over the terms of o
peace arranged with Russi% took place s
Sept. 5. A mass meeting to protest f
against the action of the government 1
was called to take place at Bibiya
park, but the metropolitan police r
closed the gates and attempted to r
prevent the assemblage of the peopl9.
Tne municipality protested against N
the action of the police and finally x
the gates were thrown open and a a
large crowd gathered ani voted in t
favor of resolutions declaring the na- f
tion humiliated, and denouncing the c
terms upon which the treaty of peace I
was arranged. The crowd was serious E
in its condtct, rather than angry, 1
and the polIce handled it discreetly. i
The gathering eventually dispersed
in an orderly manner. I
L-ter on, however, a crowd attempt- I
ed to hold a meeting in the Shintomi I
theatre and the police dispersed it. A I
portion of the crowd then proceeded i
to the ofioe of The Kokumin Shinbun, J
the governme t organ, and began
hoting. T employes of the pap- ]
er armed wit . swords appeared at the >
door of the building and checked the 1
attack and the police again dispersed :
It was thought that the trouble
had passed when suddenly a portion )
of the crowd made a rush at the
building, hurled stones and damaged
some of the machinery.
Several persons were injured during
the attack, but the police eventually
cleared the streets of the crowd and
arrested a number of the rioters. The
disorder is not general and the situa
tion is not serious. Similar meet
ings have been held at Osaka and Na
goya, which in round terms dcnoun
ced the government and asked them
Under a vigorous defense by the
conservative journals supporting the
government and a fuller and better
appreciation of the situation con
fronting the country, public senti
mrent is showing some evIdence of re
action. The argument that it is im
possible for Japan to continue the
bloody war merely for the purpose of
securing indemnity is proving effec
tive in allaying dissatisfaction. It is
believed that when the government is
free to explain fully the conditions of
the settlement aDd the logic apper
taining to them, the reaction of senti
ment will largely increase.
The entire nation is keenly disap
pointed at the outcome. Nowhere
throughout the empire has there been
a step taken toward the celebration
of the conclusion of peace. The radi
cals continue their campaign against
the government, demianling the pun
ishment of those responsible for the
cmpromise. The forthcoming diet]
is certain to be turbulent and It is
predicted that the K'atsura go ;ern
mint will be forced from of~oe. The
declines in the maiket and the un
stisfactory crop conditions, coupled
naturally with the heavy obligations
of the government, have created a
fear in sonme quarters that a finan
cial depression and unsatisfactory
business conditions are iptndng. 1
A prominet banker said toi the As
scoiated Press correspondent. that the
Tokyo exchange was an inaccurate3
barometer of real conditions, as lately
the exchange transacions have been
largely spec ilative. The August set
tlement was the largest in the history
of the exchange. The recent decline
he said, was the result of conditions
within the exchange, and not correct
reflection of general conditions.
A dispatch from Tchio says serious
rioting followed an attack on the of
fice of The Kokumin Shimbun, a gov
ernment organ. The mob attacked and
burned the otficial residenes of the
minister of home affairs.
Threatening demonstrationls occur
red in the neighborhood of the offlcial
homes of Premier Katsura and Baron
Komura, the foreign minister, who is
now in the United States, but the po-1
lice succeeded in preventing injury tot
the occupants or damage to the houses.
The situation is threatening. 1
During the rioting on Tuesday night 1
fifteen small police stations and two
large ones were destroyed. After mid
night another attempt was made
against The Kokumin Shimbun cfices,
but the police dispersed the attacks,
killing one of the assailants.
It is claimed that the turbulence
resulted from the indiscreet closing of
Hibya park, and the denial of the
right to publicly meet. It is estimated ~
that two are dead and 500 wounded, ~
among whom are 200 policemen.
E. H. Barriman, president of the ~
Southern Pacific railroad, has been
threatened and Marquis Ito, president ~
of the privy council, has been stoned ~
y mobs. Neither was injured.
Te Harriman party had an excit- a
ing experience Wednesday night while
attending and returning fr-m a din- 6
ner given by Baron Sone, minister of
finance. Dr. Lyle and J. 0. McKnight s
were caught in a crowd on the way to
the dinner and were stoned, Dr. Lyle a
being struck by a missile and slightly c3
hurt. After the dinner was over a d
detachment of soldiers escorted the
party to the legation.
Crowds menacing the neighboring
police kiosk filled the space in front
of the American legation and hooted n
nd jeered the soldiers escorting the bl
Harrman party, who with fixed bayo- se
nets, charged the crowd, cleared the i
street and guarded the legation ti
troughout the night. The dinner T
planed fur Wednesday night in honor ai
of the Harrim'a party will not take Jc
place owing to the disturbed condi- ot
A member of the mob which burned w:
the home minister's residence said to th
the Associated Press: "We burned di
the house for the purpose of attract- Ic
ig the attention of the Emperor. sit
We want him to refuse to ratify the ai
treaty. We believe those surrcuad- Tl
ig him prevent him from correctly m
understaning the .popular attitude tra
toward the disgraceful, humiliating ag
Soldiers are guarding the foreign
legations. Apparently the outbreak
is not due to anti-foreign sentiment, tu
but the government is anxious to pre- ro
v ent Injury to any of the legations or t
s, ho-eever, who are caught by ncbi
re roughly used.
A mob burned and destroyed ten
bristian churches and one mission
ouse sshco? Wednesday night. The
eople were not injured.
[rs Perrest, of Patterson, X. J. Ad
mits Shs Had That Yany.
,ut the Police Believe That She Has
Married and Deserted At Least
When Mrs. Florence F.rrest, of 17
amburg avenue, Patterson, N. J.,
ras arraign d before Justice Abe Coh
n on the charge of bigamy preferred
y her husband, James Ferrest, of 76
Lyle avenue, she admitted that seven
f her husbands were living although
he could only remember the names of
our. It is believed that the woman
Las twice that number of husbands,
.nd her assertions that she does not
emember the names of those she has
narried a:d deserted is not believed.
Mrs. Ferrest was arrested as she
vas preparing to leave Patterson. She
narried James Ferrest eight months
go. Neither he nor his wife will tell
he name of the minister who per
ormed the ceremony, nor that of the
,urch in which the ceremony took
lace. Ferrest said, however, that
he told him she was unmarried, and
ept with joy when they were rnade
nan and wife.
The fact that the woman had many
isbands was brought to light in June
ast, when she was served with papers
n divorce proceedings by Under Sner
ff Joseph Bergen. The proceedings
were instituted by her first husband,
Aichael Cabbencu,a French-Canadian.
She was married to him in 1885 in
[ambertvllle, N. J. From the wo
nan's account there resulted from
his union a child, that lived for two
Mrs. Ferrest is about forty years
1d. She is attractive and does not
Look more than thirty. Her maiden
name was Florence Murphy, and her
rather is James Murphy, of New Hope
Pa., an uphols.er in the emplcy of
the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Mrs. Ferrest was surprised at being
sommtted to jail in default of $1,000
bail. The woman is apparently sane.
WBATEBR AND CROPS.
No Change for the Better in Cotton
The following Is a report of the
condition of crops for the past week
as.compiled by Section Director Bauer:
The week ending Monday, Septem
ber 4th, began with very cool weath
r, but the warmth inzreased to above
normal by Its close, making the aver
ge temperture for the week about
normal. The extremes were a maxi.
mum of 98 degrees at Blackville and
Florence on September 1st and 2nd,
and a minimum of 50 degrees at
Greenville on August 29th and 30th.
The week was generally clear with
increasing cloudiness during the last
two days. The relative humidity
was uniformly low.
Over the greater portion of the
State there was no rain during the
week, and In places the ground Is be
coming dry and the need of moisture
Is Indicated, especisally in the coast
ruck districts; showers were general,
though mostly light, over the western
half of the state begining on the
night of the 1st and continuing to
the close; there were also rains in the
eastern tier of counties with occasion
al heavy showers.
On the whole, the weather was fa
vorable for general farm work, espe
ially for haying and saving fodder
and for picking cotton. In localities
where the soil has been too wet here
ofore, It dried sumfclently to permit
gardening and plowing. Some oats
have been sown .In the central
Cotton continues to deteriorate on
andy lands owing to rust and exces
eve shedding, so that practically the
plants have ceased to grow or fruit,
nd nearly all the top crop has drop
ped off: on clay lands the conditions
are better, but rust has appeared In
places. On sandy lands cotton open
d rapidly, and picking made rapid
progress over the eastern a.-id central
ounties and will be general over the
western ones during the coming week.
n clay lands it Is jast beginning to
)pen freely. Caterpillars continue
iumerous on sea-Island cotton.
Tobacco curing is finished. Rice
iarvest Is underway and some has
een threshed. Peas and sweet pota
oes are doing well. Pastures con
ine good. Strawberry plants being
et out. Fall truck being planted ex
ensively in the coast districts, but
he soil Is too dry for favorable
Dreamed of Son's Death.
Mrs. Wiliiam Gerrit, of Brooklyn,
. Y., started from Capt. Hankin's
fie in police headquarters Wednes
ay or Allentown. Pa., to recover the
ody of her oldest son, William, aged
LIteen years, who was buried in the
ommon cemetery at Allentown early
a May last, In the grave of an un
nown, The boy was killed by falling
etween the platforms of two cars of
special train that was carrying a cir
us from Allentown to another place.
he little fellow had been a hanger-on
f the circus. Mrs. Gerrity had been
strange portant that her boy had
een killed on a train for she had;
reamed of the tragedy coincidentally
rith her husband, but the details of
be dreams had been different. She<
ad dreamed that he had fallen from
train and that his leg had been
rushed, and that he had died while
octors were amputating his shatter- 1
FLY Wheel Bursts:
Four men were killed, snother Is
issing and is supposed to have been
own to pieces, and tbree more were
riously injured Friday afternoon by'
ie bursting of a fly wheel at the Na- e
onal Tube Co., Meceesport, Pa. t
wc of the dead were skilled workmen
ed Ameicans. Their names were t
hn Farmer and John Massung. The i
tiers were foreigners. The explosion c
curred shortly after 1.30 o'clock, ,
bile ouer 400 men were at work In r
te mill. The wheel was 55 feet in e
ameter and it went to pieces with a g
d report, tearing a big hole In the
le of the mill and wresking thous
ids of dollars worth of machinery.
:e explosion caused much excite- b
ent and hundreds of people were at- a
acted to the plant. About a year a
-o a fy wheel exploded in the same s
partmet, killing a number of men. t
The man who Invented Duke's Mix- s:
re is dead. But many of those who j,
[led It into cigarettes beat him to h
e happy hunting grounds by many a
[nnocent Pleas re Seekers at Barce. F<
lona Spain, on Sunday.
3ne Woman Killea, Five Pcrsons T
Mortal'y Wounded, and Fifty
Others Hurt by Explosion.
At Barcelona Spain, a bomb explod
,d with terrific force Monday after- ,
aoon on the tearine parade which was t
thronged with holiday makers. A 8
panic ensued and the air was rent a
with shrieks and groans of the vic
bims, who numbered between fifty and y
sixty, including one woman killed and i
five persons mortally wounded.
The bomb was conical in sbape and
was cxvered with cement. Tbe perpe
trator of the outrage Is unknown. One
witness states that early Monday t
morning a child was seen to depcsit a
bomb at the .foot of a tree, while
anoher versicn is that the bomb was
placed at the foot of a tree Monday
af ternoon and that the man who was
seen to place it there was Injured by
its premature explosion.
A f ber the explosion Panama hats,
par: -.ols and wearing apparel were
fou: d strewn about and here and
ohere were spots of blood. The de
tonation was heard throughout the
city and the fore cf the explosion
threw a coachman fro-n the seat of
his carriage, 50 yards away. The
bomb was filled with nails and scrap
A workman, covered %A: blood,
while runnirg away from the scene,
was purssed by a mob, which believed
him bimni to be responsible f or the out
rage and being caught was nearly
lynched. The man was taken to a
hospital, where he denied he had ex
ploded the b--mb.
Governor Heyward Appoints One
Hundred to the Farmers Congress,
Governor Heyward has complied
with. President Harvie Jordan's re
quest to name 100 delegates to the
National Farmers' Congress, which
meets in Richmond September 12th
to 22nd. These are the delegates
Aiken-W. W. Wooseley, B. F.
Anderson-W. H. Glen, J. W. Both
Abbeville-J. Allen Smith, B. A.
Barnwell-F. H. Creech, H. L.
Bamberg-Jno. W. Crum, J. B.
Beaufort-Thos. Martin, Charles L.
Berkeley-Hawkins Jenkins, J. M.
Charleston-W. G. Hinson, J. 3.
Cherokee-B. C. Sarratt, E. B. De
Colleton-W. C. Brant, Geo. BIssell.
Chester-P. . Hardin, Jno. Nun
Clarendon-E. D. Hodge, A. 3.
CJhesterfield-Jno. T. Hurst, D. M.
Darlington-3. T. Rogers, 3. 3
Dorchester-T. 3. Murray, J. S.
Edgetield-S .T. Williams, S.. J.
Fairfield-S. E. CJathcart, 3. F.
Florenc-.Tas. B.- McBride, H. Md.3
Greenville-H, B. Tindal, G. Md.
Greenwood--W. 3. Moore, W, L.
Georgetown-W. K. Curry, W. E.
Hampton-L: W. Youmand, H. R.
Horry--3. A. McDermott, J. F.
Kersh w-W. K. Thompson, C. J.
Lancsster-T. F. Stait, T. K. Cun
Laurens-D. A. C. Fuller, B. Y.
Lee-Samuel Bradley, B. W. Mc.
Lexington-E. 3. E..heredge, E. L.
Marion-Dr. -W. Stackhouse, B. 3.
Marlboro-B. Md. Pegues, B. L.
Newberry-B. T. 0. Hunter, W.'
Oconee--Paul Stribbling, A. H.
Orangeburg-3. B. Wannamaker,
G. L. Salley.
Plckens--J. T. Lewis, 3. L. Mor
Richland-Dr. W. W. Ray, Rich ~
Saluda-J. H. Weston, H. G.
Samter-A. B. Stuckey, P. Md.
Spartanburg-E. L. Archer, H. S. ~
Union-F. M. Farr, W. W. Coulter.'
Williamsbrg-J. D. Carter, R. H. ~
York-C. 0. Spenses, 3. Md. Starr. ~
Greenvile-R. Mays Clevelard.
Williamsburg-7. W. Register.
At Long Branch, N'. J., profession
l safe crackers wheeled the big mar
rln safe from the Atlantic hotel Wed- r
esday morning and after blowing it b
pen decamped with its contents't
iout $500 In cash, a gold watch and
ome jewelry. The cook at the hotel a
as the first to discover the safe Iin
he rear of the hotel, about two hun- 0:
Ired yards away. She called the pro
rietor, Simon Glaser, and a hurried
vestigation was made. The safe
rackers had used table linen and bed
lothes to deaden the noise In wheel- t(
cig the safe. They afterwards used
ed clothing to deaden the report, a
ledge hammer was u:,ed to dispose of ei
he hinges and combination. After- c'
ard a hole was drilled In the door or re
be safe. Mr. Glaser and Chief of Po
ce Jas. Layton think that the safet
rackers were thoroughly acquainted
ith the premises, as they not only
emved the big safe without awak
ning the guests, but succeeded in 1
etting past the night watchman. wi
A Fatal Fight. wJ
Fletcher Mapless and Bud Akridge, be
rothers-in-law, shot and killed each hii
her Saturday night near their home so:
bout six miles from Pelham, Ga. It he
ems that a quarrel arcse between the wa
wo men when each drew his pistol art
cd empted it into the other, eight loc
ots being tired In all. Akridge died ,
stantly. Mapless died Sunday morn
ig about daylight. Fletcher Mapless ol
as a son and Bud Akridge a son-In. soJ
. of M,. 1. Mipes Pai
THE COTON C.RP.
ms Tuteres i g Urta Given. -'ut by
he Yield Was 13,565,883 Bales
and the Prices Ranged From
11 3 16 to 6 1 2 Cents.
Secretary Hester's annual report
,as issued in fall Frdsy. He puts
ie cotton crop for 19(4 05 at 13,565,
85 ble;, an increase cf 3.554,511
var that cf 1903 04.
He says that compared with last
ear, In round figures, Tcxs. incled.
ig Indian Territory, has increased
08,000 bIe3 T-e group known as
..her Gulf States, consisting of L
dana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennes
.e, MIssouri, Oklahoma, Utah and
:usas has increased 1.106000 and
be grcup of Atlantic States, Ala
,.ma, Georgia, Fiorida, North Oro
na, South Carolina, Kentucky and
rirginia, has gained 1,741,000.
He puts the average commercal
'alue of this crop at $46 31 per bale,
galst $61.68 last year and the total
alue of the crop at $628 195,359,
gainst 8617 501,548 last year and
480,770,282 Whe year before.
Referring to values he gives details
if pricea, showing that taking the cot
on belt as a whole, the highest figure
or middling was 11 3 16 cents pEr
und at the opening of the season in
september and the lowest 6 1 2 cents
in the 29th of December, buG says
hat the crop as a whirle averaged
trict middling, and that the a -erage
!alue per pund was 8 93 100 cents
*ompared with 12 15 100 last year.
In reference to wright he puts the
,verage per bale at 51558 100 pounds,
howing a gain over last year of 7 89
[00. ThIs crop, he says, Is the heav
st in weight per bale of any recrrded,
ihe best previous weight having been
13.96 in 1898 99, the year of the larg
,st previously reported crop.
Mr. Hester remarks that while each
md every crop has had its distinctive
eatures, the story of none is fraught
with circumstances more peculiar.and
nteresting than the one just market
,d. It is not to be wondered that
when in last December the agricul
ural department put forth an esti
nate pointing to more. than twelve
mnd a quarter million bales, a feeling
ikin to panic was felt in every sec
Aion of the cotton growing S:ates.
Mr. Hester recites the manner in
hich this monster crop has been
2andled; but it has practically all been
narketed, av)iding a crash which
ieemed at first inevitable, and will
emain a las'Iog monument to - the
onservatism ard co-operative power
)f the southern people. In this great
conomic struggle all elements joined
n the victory.
Mr. Hester makes the actual growth
.or the season 13.800,000, and says
hat the recent report of the census
aureau of cotton ginned does not cover
ihe entire growth; that all of the
-ear's growth has not been ginned, or
f ginned, fall returns therefore have
iot been made. Mr. Hester pays a
11gh tribute to tie census bureau
nethods. saying that It affords a mass
f invaluable Information to the cot
on world superior to any that has
~ver been put forth, and that he is
luite certain from his own private in
restigatlor and consultatl'n with
)Irector North that In another season
bhe bureau will be able to g va almost
-.2 exact showing of the actual
He puts the spindles in the south
1,t 9,205,949 against 8,615.369 last
rear. The net gain in the number of
authern mills over last year has been
[5, making the total now '777. Of
ihese '79 nave been in operation dur
ng the year, 38 are idle and 30 are in
:ourse of erection, 15 01ld and out of
late concerns which ceased business,
laying been crossed cif the list.
In reference to the general cotton
nanufacturing industry in the United
states, Mr. Hester says that Ameri
:an mills, north and south, have had
ie most active season on record, but
while the totals show an excess In the
mumber of bales of American cotton
:onsumed by domestic factories of
195.000 over last season, bringing th6
aggregate to an amont never before
'eached, it is at least 350,000 bales
ess than It would have been with
avorable labor conditions. In the
rath the growth of spindles continues
in a large scale, those in actilve mills
iaving Increased 823,193 and there
.re new mills In course of construc
Ion and additions being made to old
onditions embracing 520,000 spin
Mr. Hester makes the consumption
if American cotton by northern mills
in round figures) 2,200,000 bales,
rhich tog ther with 2,164,000 bales
iy southern mills makes an aggregate
or the United States of 4.364,000,
gainst 1,950,030 for the north last
ear atd 1,919,000 for the south, a
otal of 3.869,000, showing anincrease
or this year of 495,000.
Mr. Hester puts the world's con
nmption of American -cotton at 11,
83,000 bales, against 10,193,000 last
ear atd 10,876,000Aithe year before,
n Increase over last year of 1,690,000,
nd over the year before of 1,007,000.
[e makes the total visible and invisi
le supply of American cotton in the
!orld ai the close of August 2,750,000
ales against 1 031000 last year, an
icrease of 1,726,000 over last year.
War of Two Races.
The Ex::hange Telegraph company
rceved a dispatch from St. Peters
urg, which says that the whole of
1e Caucasus has become Involved in
desperate strugge between Armen
ns and Tartars. The latter are
penly eurported by th3 police and
ivere fighting has cccurred at several
aces. At Baku, where fighting has
sen In progress intermittently since
aptember 2, the casualties are said
Sreach Into the hundreds. At Baku
ie troops have frequently been made
ie victims of attacks by Armenian
ciployes of the street railroad, ac
rdlog to their reports which have
ached here. Tne authorities
troughout the district where the
ouble has occured are inactive.
Two Men Kulled.
A dispatch from New York says
ro men were shot and mortally
sunded by an unknown man this
3rning at South Be ch. The man
10 dId the shooting became enzaged
eause no girls would dance with
ni. One of the men Edward Car
1, twenty-two, has a bullet In his
ad; Frank Smith, twenty-three,
s shot over the heart. Both men
in the hospital. The police are
king for the shooter.
Where we gain a penny In
netime, we los