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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1905- NO.7.
Oi a Mysterious Rival or a Des
WHO IS MURDERING
The Little Cbldrt n of a Mrs. Perkins
One by One. Only Four Now Sur
vive of a Family of Nine.
to Mrs. Pzrkins.
In the stately, staid old city of
Rlchmond Virginia-laden with his
toric memories-there is to-day acted
a story of secret murder, of love and
jealousy, of plot and counter plot,
such as Z ila or Gaboriau would relish.
On the lips of every man and wo
man in the city to-day rises the one
question-what hidden hand poisoned
tne children of Mrs Emma Perkins?
And this queation, agitating the pop
ulation of Lte whole city, remains un
answered. One by one five of the nine
children of Mrs. Perkins drooped and
died like t2owers stricken by an ic;
wind. Bat it is as to the deaths cf
the last two children-Willie, a two
year- uld baby,' the only child of his
mother's secoi d marriage, and Octav
ia Biakey, v h-;, until the afternoon
of Tuesday, 0 . ber 14, had been th:
youngest uf Mrs. Perkins's five suzviv
Ing cfiidren by ier drst marriage to
William Biakey-Z;.at the whole city
asks ne questions wLCi has dxiven
every mother in Richmond, from tne
woman of society in her mansion to
the v orzan of the cottage, into a fren
zy of fear.
For w.man, as she thinks of the
hapless inm -s dying in the agonies
of phosphoiLu. p isoning, instinctive
ly gathers her cL.d.en around her as
if to protect them nom the veiled as
sassin whose hand even now may strike
at their 11fes.
From the moment of that Tuesday
afternoon, now nearly three week.,
agore, that Octavia, the pretty, gola.
eL-haired little girl wh.m every one
art.md her hcme in North S xsb
street, Rzchmond, knew and lcved,
staggered into the house to fall into
her mother's arms and die there, has
the whole detective force of the cilt
az.d the State been concentrated on
the work of solving the proolem an'.
re4ching the ausibor of a scheme of
murcer w!iAch in nicety of detail, cold
caIculatiLn of c!3ances and exs.titude
of retults is wortty of the best efforts
ci the Bargias. T-Le death or Octavia
it was ttat cpened the path to discoy
ery in the case of her little step-bro
ther, Willie, two years old, who on the
nignt of September 21 had died in
c .respondirg agonies, and with the
same tid.- us symptoms. And now
do the 1. .ma~s of Mrs. Perkins, in the
days vw. she was Mis Blakey, recall
the -weird ch c-mstances -u-rounding
the deatn of. each of three of the eight
children of her first marriage. In these 1
daoths were present the characteristic
smuke from the mouth, the odor 0f
garlic, the Aeathiy faintness, followed
by complete czama, found in the case
of Oitavia and the baby, Willie.
As though in hideous gibe at thE
police, as the parents, at a i those whc
would drag tne as-sasin to the light,
the tell nand again strickes the Per
klrns home. And two of the four c-nil
dren ief ao the mother by the destray
er uie at the point of death, for again
in sne s-ame way, tne poison has been
placed in their food.]
Yet at the .end of three weeks, with
the accusations of the mother on her
cath at the ir~quest that Mrs. Mamle
McDowell, the pretty, dark-haired,
smilling little woman, with a soft voice
and subdued manner, who, under the
name of Mrs. Bryant, lived only a few
doors away fr,.,m the Perkins home,
han brunght about the death of her
children and tried to alienate her hus
band's affectionE', ringing through the
city, the police and the Coroner alike
are brought to the end of their resour
ces in the following facts:
i-That both children clearly died
of phosphoro~us poisoning, the stcmach,
of the boy, according to Dr. Taylor,
the Oroner, who made the post-mor
tem examination, giving forth in dark
ness, a lurid "fi3me" --the unmistake
able evidence of phosphorus poison
2.--That from the days of her first
marriage Mrs. Perkins had been the
object of bitter enmity on the part of
a woman once her closest friend.
3-Tnat the symptoms displayed oy
three of the eight cnidren of her first
marriage before their deaths corres
ponded with thcse shown by the
cnuaren whose deaths are now under
investiJgation. Tfle earler deaths
were, nowever, offcially stated to be
due to natural causes.
4 -Tnat in May last Mr. and Mrs.
Parkins were jointly the recipients ci
a series of letters threating d:ath,
two teing signed a friend of Mrs. Per
kins, who, however, has denied all
knowledge of these letters and has
submitted specimens of her handwrit
ting for comparison with the hand
wrioting In the anonymous comnmui
cations, Mrs. Mitchell has been fully
5-That the poison was administer
ed by a woman.
6-that both children had been nur
sed by Mrs- Mamie McDowell Immed
iately belore their death.
Benind the curtain that shields the
murderess lies the story of a deep, un
fathomable well of passion running
through the dull lives of these simple,
commonplace country people, whose
only hope in this world is to earr'
bread, and work until they die; a stcory
of be~iLed love turned to hate; of wo
man transformed to a furry by the in
difference of the man she sought, and
striking at the heart of the mother,
when she hated, through her innocent
"Woman's worst and coldest crimes
are cmmitted for the sake of love:
those of men for moJney," s.I)s Loin
And eloquent on Its testimony of
the working of a woman's heat under
Ithe strEss of passion is the first of thi
line of ietters drcpping one by one int<
the tome. Tn!e first leter bore a bor
der of blck, and is a-nong those nil
yet given : u-- for publication.
"T.e border of black is for my firs1
love." said the wzite -, "Yuu retb
me of the tan.
I wanted-he who is now in hi!
grave. And now I am ditermined ti
strike at ycu. It is my purpose first
to brcak your heart by making yot
childless, and then tc free ycur hu:.
band. That it is n-y p .rpose to do thii
you miy know."
Tue mother miled and put the let
ter aside. A wea K went by and there
ca.mp anotl e - letter.
"You have taken no heed of my
warning," sa'd the writer. "I tell you
Il strike through those you icte
A:d with eac't morning there lay on
the breakfast table, in sinister sign;fi
cance, the letter with the handwrit
ing that they knew so well.
Heavier and heav:er grew the hearts
of the parents with each of those let
But at last there came a mornir g
when the familiar step of the post man
passed by their door. A second and a
&hird morning came a d want, with
still no letter.
And they cried for joy at the thought
that the shadow of death had been
lifted from them. The mere incident
of the house dog dying in corvulsions
was not suLffient to attract attention.
Never was the thought of the un
known avenger less present to their
minds than on that September aft er
noon when the baby Wile toddled
:ut to the doorway and then a few
yards along the road.
O.ly half an hour had passed when
here appeared in the doorway a man
earing the motionless figure of the
child in his arms.
He had been found lying in th
roadway near his father's cottage.
No one at that time took any Par
icular notice of the cder of garlic on
he breath of the child.
All that the doctors could say was
hat the symp oms indicated the pres
mce of some foreign substance in the
xdy. Within twelve hours the boy
The heart of the mother was full of
L foreboding of that which was yet to
With the coming of Monday morn
ng there again lay the familiar envel
)pe on the table.
"Tnere is reason in this warning,"
wrote the sender of the letter. "The.Ee
will be more reason before I am done
And now theletters came with every
est, slander was now alternated with
;ommonplace verbiage, and these let
ers, really telling little of the hide
u truth, are the only communica
;ons made public by the police at the
%euen once more cTme a cessation of
he letters, and tae parents, tremb
All thrmugh these weeks had Mrs.
?rkirs, qietly watching, bent her
yes on 1,ne one woman who of al:
thers, by reason of old -memories of
hich sbe even now will.not speak,
he believad hated her.
"There is a woman who is killing
y children and who may take my
usband, as she aotid have taken the
tber,'' she said.
The world now knows the story cf
he October afternoon on which the
bild Ocavia was to mcet her death
y the hand or the prison~er.
She had risen from her mother's
~ide, and ran lightly to the house of
~Irs McDowell, at~d the next that wrs
en of her was when she reappeared
the doorway of the Perkins cottage,
nd with a sigh and a moan fainted in
er mother's arms.
Again was the cbaracteristic odor
if garlic; again the shivering convuis
os and the sharp gasps and cries of
gony, ere eight hours later death re
eased the st ff :rer.
Suspicion had in the mind of Mrs.
erkins becc m a certainty. From that
oment the word "murder" took t~he
dace of all others in the voeabulary
ithe Richmond people. Mrs. Perkins
~poke at last and c:ied out for vengen
nce on the woman who, she d ?clares,
illed her children, and would have
obbe d her of her husband.-New York
At Valdosta, Ga , Clyde Jordan
d Peter Pojwell, well known white
nn frerr near Pelbam, were tried be
tore United States Commaissioner. P~o
ell on a charge of white.cappirg a
witness who was to appear in the fed
~ral court against distillers in that sec
ion. The victim was a man namec
W. P. Crosby, who claims that these
wo men and three others met him
on the roadside last Saturday, all of
hem masked and gave him a fi )gging
ad told him they would put an end
to him if he did not leave tne country
t once. He says they charged. him
witn furnishing eviderce in ''m on
shine" cass The bonds of Jordar
and Powell were fixed at $500 each.
Deputy United States Marshal God
in will try to bring the others to face
Revolt in Braz'.
A Buencs Avres dispatch says: A
revolution has~ brck :n Out in Rio D
Janeiro againast the Brazilian gover
ment. The entire garrison of the
capital.has rebelled, and the quadran
in the harbor has sided with tue revo
lutonsts and threatens to bombard
he city. Hundreds of persons were
killed In enc. utters in the streets.
One dispatch says that the trouble
'egan with the mutiny of the garrison
of the fort of Santa-Cruz, due to ill
treatment of a sergeent by the cli er
in command. Colenel P drc Ino was
arrested and Maj r Freire an ensign
were killed. Troops were sent there
to quell the mut iny.
Must Serve sentence.
A dispatch from Columbia says th
John Waldrop, who snot S. L' Madd
in Greenville county a year ago, as the
latter was leavingz Waldrop's house,
w ere they had quarrelled, mu-st
serve his life term, a rebearing being
Kinied Loaping the Gap.
At Columbus, Onio, on Wednesday
Luke Howard was probably fatally
injured wbi'e "looping tuo gap" inl ar
automobih:. The machine had gone
safely thlrough its evolutions, but
bounded up af ter landing and turned
over, fallin~g on Howard and breaking
The Courts Will Decide Betveen
Hearst and McClellan.
JN NW YORK CIFY.
MtClellan ected on the Face of the
Returns, but Hearst Says He Was
Counted Out and Appeals to
the Counts for a Recount
The election in the city cf N.w
on Tucsday of last week was one o'
the most exciting ever held in that
city. The candidates for mayor were
G3o. B. Mc'lellan, D.mocrat, W. R
Heirst, Mu iicit a. 0,vnership2L-ague
and W. M. Ivins, R-publican. As
counted the vote s,ood as follovs:
McClellan........ ......228 651
This gives McCieln 3,485 pluralt
ty over -l;arst- and ill 602 over Ivins,
but whether M.Clehan or Hearst will
oe the next mayor of Greater New
York tht c urts mast dec:de. Hearst
declared immediately after the vote
was declared that he would take an
appeal to the supreme court, his man
agers havin., stated that they had se
ured evidence of illegal acts against
u .a thousand inspectors of electiun,
and that thirty thousand Hearst men
who went to the, polls to vote for
Hearst had found that their names
had already been voted.
Hearst's proposed action met with
warm approval in many quarters. even
among those who oppcsedi his election,
and he received many assurances of
support. District Attorney Jerome
expressed himself in terms of strong
approval of Hearst's programme and
declar.d that he wculd immediately
intitute a searching investigation of
the alleged democratic frauds. He also
ordered the returns from the elghteen
th and s&zth districts to be carefully
guarded. Ivins, the defeated R. pub
lican candidate, assured Hearst of his
support. in his fight.
Oa Wednesiay afternoon the exe
cutive committe of Tammony H,11 is
sued the following statemenr : "The
eXZuL'ive c..mmLtee of the democrat
ic organ'zmon protests against the
au-.rageous published threat of the de
feated candicate of the Municipal
O.vnership L-;ague to overthrow tWe
will of the people as expressed by the
vote cast on ekction aay and direc s
its law c .mmittee to exert its best
efforts and take such steps and iristi
tute such prcc.eiings as will s -e
guard the election of George B. Me
Ciellan as mayor of New York. W,
a'so call on the commissioner of police
anid the custodian of the ba~lot to
preserve the same intec. from adl in
terference by any one !rom any unau
thoriz d source."
On Wednesday Hearst gav: out the
following statement: "We have this
election. All Tammany's frauds, ali
Tammany's corruption, all Tammany'g
mntimidation and viojsnee, all Tam
many's false registration, illegal vot
ing and d:shonest counting have not
been able to overcome a greatt popular
mj j)rity. The recount will she w that
'e, have won the election by many
thou- and of vo.tes. I shall fight this
nattle to ahe end in beha.f of the peo
pie who have cast their votes for me
and who shall not be disfranchised by
any i irt of criminal bosses.
..a ILLIAuX RANDoLrrn HEAiRST."
AlmLongn McGhian on tne facze of
the complete, returns was elec:,ed t y
a plurality of 3.485, the democrats
lost heavily. The election of William
T. Jerome, independent, as dist-ict.
attorney, is a severe blow to the T im
many organ.z stion, whica exerted all
the fcrce at Its commaud to defeat
mm. His victory is remarkable wnen
it is c'jnsidered that he was the candi
date of no party and made his appeal
for votes solely on his record in e fice
for the last four y ur years and teat
every man who voted for him voted a
In his demand for a recount Herst
is supported by District Attorney Wil
iam T. Jerome, himself victorious in
hIs singlehanded fight against the
treat Tammany machine. He says:
''I shall Immediately institute an iu
vestigation of the frauds perpetrated
ny Tammany at the polls Wednesday.
if the facts warrant I shall begin an
immediate prcs acution against those
guilty of crime."
Bird S. Coler, elected president of
the borough of Brooklyn on the Mun
icipal Ownership League ticket, also
supports Hearst's contention that he
vas rightfully eltc:ed. Coler baid:
" Mr. Hearst has been elected by 10~,
000 vjtes. He has bean cheated by
.she tremendous frauds of Tatmnany
aail. Tnere is no doubt whatever of
als elt otion. I shall work night and
day to see that justice is done. Tue
people of New York have elected him
mayor, and it has only been bv' the
most outrageous, brt.z in and rotten
rraud that Tammany is trying to keep
,,hat cfice away from him."
Election day came to a clbse with a
dramatic scene at the Hoff .an house,
where Heart gathered his friends and
advisors around him to begin the pre
oaration of his legal contest of the rc
turns, which indicated the success of
nis democrttic opponent, George B
*ieis. As Lne late vote came in
sho-ing McClellr-n only a few thous
and ahead, and as it was notict d that
dgures from some of the east sIde dis
mrots were misting, Mr. Hearst said
he believed he was being cheated cut
of a har d fought and nonsstly wvon
vicory, and announced his intention
to tuake a contest in the cuu:ts.
He sent out a call at one fer the
merrbars of the law committee of the
municipal ownership league, and soon
they began to arriv 3, many of th~em i
-venn clothes, they havirg bev:
.t the scig atherings of the t.aacr..
:t tehotel wai 'ng for the ia . erS
were scores of Hearst voters with
stories of violence and outrage at poil
place where they had gcrn to cas
ballots. Men .were comir-g intr
; :aotel constantly with bruisea and
oloody faces. Oae man had his arm
'rt ken and another's bead was cut sc
hadly that Mr. Hearst bad him tu, to
bud in the hotel. Peports were br. u iht
1o telling of one man havng his eye
z u.:ed out and of a Hearst man who.;e
liiger bad been chewed off in a poll
Tae board of aldermen, is lost to
rammany, they g-.tting twenty five
members against thirty eighnt repu)*
lican and nine mun'cipal ownership
members. B-rd S. Coler, municipal
ownership, and Joseph B. Ozmel, re
oublicaLn and muaicipal ownership,
reek cted, resp ctively, president of
the B:ooklyn and the Q :eens borou
vris, have membership on the city's
:oard of estimate and app->rtiontmcnt,
R.I'ich controls all expenditure of mon.
This is of great importance, g'ving
Le municipal ownership league a voice
;n the city's flaancial affairs and also
in the granting of franchiser, which
power aIso is lodge d in the board. I
:ddition to losing the board of alder
men, Tammany lost twelve members
.:f the state assembly from New York
&ounty, and the assembly, when it
meets in Albany on January 1, next,
will be republican by more then 3 to
Tammany claim their candidates
for comptroller, president of the board
of alderman, president of Manhattan
borough, president of Bronx borcugh,
sheriff, clerk and register of New York
county, and all the coroners In Man.
hattan and the Bronx. The following
supreme court justices were elected in
New York county: Henry W. Cilder
sleeve, demccrat; George L. Ingram,
democrat and repub i an, and Coarle
E. Newberger, democrat and republi
ca', in Brooklyn; Joseph A. Burr, re
pubiican and Municipal Ownership
frague, was elected supreme court
In Kirgs county the Municipal
Ownership League el cted its candi
dates for she; iff, county clerk, regis
ter and crcner. By fusion, republi
cans clected the district attorney of
Qu3ens ecuaty. Mayor M'C.ellan'
plurality of 3.485 is the smallest by
which any mayor of New York has
ever been elected,
The new city government, exclusive
of the board of alderman- wiil be con
stituted as follows:
Mayor-George B. McClellan, Dem
Comptroller-HermaD A. Me'z
Presi'eat of the board of alderman
-Patrick F. McGowan, Damocrat.
John F. Ahearn, Democrat.
Bronx-L'Mis F. H:,ff fn, Democrat
Brooklyn-Bird S. Coler, Municip
Q -eens-Joseoh M Burns, Munici
pal O nnership and D.:mocrat.
Ricamond-George M. Cromwell,
BIG COTTON FIRE.
Scveral Rundred Bales Burned at
St. Matth Ws.
A dispatch from St. Matthews to
he State says about three o'clock
hbursday morning the cotton plat
form at the Southern depot was dis
,vred on fire. Tais platform is a
pacious one, containing more than
ooo0 square feet-, and was covered by
oteon belongirng to various cotton
uyers of St. Matthews.
Mr. John D. Antley, the public
eigher, was seen and he estimates
he number of bales on the platform
o have been 550 of which 185 were
s v 'd by the heroic efforts of those
~eno reached the fire first, leaving a
alance of 375 bales, whica w'ere to.
ally destroyed by fire. The burned
ctton is fully covered by insurarce.
The depot which is comparatively
ew, was saved by tbe strenons efforts
f the agent, Mr. J. H. Backhaam,
who gave $50 of his own money to by
tanders to work while exposed to the
~eartul heat of the burning cotton.
Ecung J.Lck Beckham and Emmett
moke, assistants to the agent, stood
nanfully by the interest of the rail
ay c mpany..
Go s aiciC us amo-g the many workt d
raliantly to save the aepot from de.
tucioL. was old "~Maum" Ann R~b
son, who called to several of her col
r who stood and on ind~ff rently to
ome while she led on the and dragged
leavy pieces of timber frcm the plat_
form. Such acts of heroism should
ever go utrewarded. Mr. Beckman
tated to your correspondent Thurs
ay morning that the loss to the rail
oad company was insigmifinant.
This is largely due to the indefatiga
be efforts of Mr. Beckham.
Escaping Gas Expsed Them
A dispatch from Savannah, G t,
o the Augusta Chronicle, says Colo
el Cnas. W. Seals, of Lyons, Ga.,
nd a ycung woman, afterwards said
to be Miss Daisy Dr~ffy, of the same
place, were found in an unconsciouis
ondition from the < t sets of gas in a
room in a private house here Wednes
day morning. The couple came here
Thuesday and the man in engaging
the room introduced the young wom
an as his wife. Seals had been drink
lag when he went to the room Tues
day nigit and is supposed to have
turned on the gas through mistake.
Tne odor of the gas in the house led
to their being found. Both were
taken to the Savannah hospital and
are now out of dager. At the very
time they were found, they were sup
o. s 'd to be husband and wife, but a
telegram from Lyons brought the in
form.2tion that Mrs. Seals was there.
Asler p in a Coff~n.
Anton Rodenick of Chicago, while
in a somnambulistic state, early Wed
nesday walked out of his house in his
nght attire, broke a plate glass win
dow of an undertakng estabjishment
a nd entered. He was found several
f:urs later asleep in a ce ffin. Hei was
promptiy taken in charge by the po
Vassar Girl Snicides.
A dispatch from Poughkeepsie N.
Y., says after a nights search for Miss
E-: l E'sign, th~e beautiful stuient
.\ Vamsr college, her body was found
early Wednesday mornmng in the Lake
co kge grounds. She bad been suff
t n rcm melar cbolia. Her home
s e.t. vngtnwn. mio.
A MAN EATER.
A Man's Head and Two Sailor
Hats Found in
i SHARK'S STOMACH
How the Horrible Evidence Shocked th
Crew and Passengers of an Ocean
Liner When the Shark that
Followed the Ship Was
Do sharks thirst for human bloot
aud thus deserve the name of "man
eaters," All who know the sea, from
books or from experience, are famila
with this indictment against thi
most savage and rapacious of thi
ocean's creatures-that when be ha
or ce tasted human flesh no othe
food satisfies him, and that he wil
follow shipi day after day, growinj
lean in the chase, with his little gra:
eyes glued on the moving figures oz
Lately there has been the mos
ghastly demonstration of the truth o:
this charge that can be conceived
The man-eating shark which gave
this horrile testimony against him
self suffered capital punishment foi
his crimes, while giving the crew anc
passengers of the 2. and 0. linei
Syria st c- a shock that they weni
ab ut pale arnd trembling for hour
This man eater had followed the
Syr!a hundrcd of miles In the Indian
Wcean, into the R:d Sea and to Surz,
where he was recognized as an old
ie.dar. When a shark is see- fol
lowing a ship tirelessly day after day,
his, as all sailors know, means that
he has acquired a taste for human
G:sh, which is to enslave him throung
out the remainder of his career-he
s a "man-eater." All other food
palls on his palate.
While the ship was anchored at
Sucz the man-eater prowled about
her constantly, his sharp fin cutting
he ;su -face of the harbor and his
head lifted now and then for a sight
f the prey he so coveted.
Seafaring men abc-ut the docks
were sure they recognized him as the
ame shark toat had followed many
nother ves.el from the Indian Oean
arough the Red Sia. Tney charged
ap to him more than one sailor snap
ed from rudder chains, or, having
flen overboard, scized before a boat
sould reach him.
Membess of the crew of the Syria
;hared this belief. The passengers
aeard the stories and shuddered as
mhey watched the man-eater circ'ing
mngrily about the ship. They re
nembered how he had not let the
;hip out of his sight f3r many days
Nsw they were eager for his capture
nd just punishment.
S> the tilcars gave the crew per
nision to, tatt a book for the mon
ter. They were not enthusiastic
bout the result, for man-eating
sarks are nearly always scornful of
her than the living food they most
~rave. But the passengers were eag
r for the attempt.
So a group or sailors prepared a
trng line armed with a hook nearly
foot scross from barbed point to
bank, baited it temptingly with a
hole leg of fresh pork and heaved
he fnorsel cut in front of the man
ters nose as he rose to again inspect
he prey he covete d.
Possible the save ge monster imag
ned that-one of the sailors handling
he line had fallen overboard and
ade that splash. At any rate he
urned in a flash, showing his yellow
vhte belly, and with a snap that
ould be heard on deck, c'osed his
aws on the. baited hook.
With ompt heave on the line,
te salios Ailled the sharp point of
the hook through the creature's undei
aw-and then rare sport began. Tue
mrprised and ar gered man-eater lash
d himself about frantically, but with
a bight of the line about a stout
stanchion his captors hauled away
ntil the creature's nose bumped
aganst the ship's side and then rals
d its head enough to enable a boat's
rew to slip the noose of a cable over
its head and tighten it just back o1
he front fins.
By this means, while the passengers
rowded up to the rail, she man-eater
with all the fight choked out of him,
was raised up to the level of the main
deck In this position he was photo.
graphed from the deck of a neighbor
At its greatest girth the man-eater
had the circumference ef a large
horse. Its stomach seemed much
:istended -a fact that had not beer
nticed wnile it swam about the ship.
Te sailors whispered among them
selves, shaking their heads omincualy;
but the passengers thought of noth
ing but the pleasure of witnessing the
ccan assassin's execution, They did
not know of the sailors's suspicioni
that the man-eater had not gone hun
gry during all the days that he had
been following the Syria, that no food
taken merely to stay the pangs 01
unger would have so distended its
But sailors are not squeamish, ever
when harboring such grewsome sus
picions as these. First they klled
the monster by smashing his skull
Then they lowered the carcass to thE
deck, whbile the passengers huddled
back in fright, and oneof them, witi
a long, sharp knife, ripped the whiti
beiy open l'or a distance of six or sev
en feet. Hairdly bad the knife donE
its work when one of tne ship's cili
crs standing near flung himself ii
front of the women prsssengers, whi
fortuately, were in a group by them
selves, and fairly drove them fron
the dcek into the cabin. They weri
not allowed to return to the deck til
the last trace of the man-eater hat
L more horrible sight could hay
been possible. From out of the loci
Isii in the snark's belly stared a hum
an ccuatenance. To identify in th
man-eat:r's stomach a man's head
with the features still discamnibl
nededan . sena glance. Few c
the passergers cmuld bring themselves
to take a second glance. Most of
them turned away, to go to their
staterocm;-anywhere, away from
the awful spectacle out on the main
deck, from whieh the women could
S congratulate themselves that they
had been barred.
The sailors, however, made a
thorough inspection of the dead man
eater's stomach. Besides the man's
head they found three hats, two of
whIch could be identified as hr ving
been blown from the beads of passen
gers on the Syria; two fouls, with
their feathers still intact; a mass of
e broken bones and remnants of a sail
or's wearing apparel.
0 ily a minute was required it
which to make this inventory. None
of these grewsome relics were remov
ed from the maw that had ergulfed
them. Even the sallors who mad
the capture and administered capita
punishment upon the criminal wer.
so affected by what thev saw that,
with a common impulst, thcy seiztd
the carcus and heaved it overboard,
weighted with the fil ike of an old an
chor so that it would speedily sink
out of sight.
During the remainder of the voyage
the capture of the man-eater with
the evidence of his guilt up-n him
was the one topic of conversation
among the passengers. Upon land
tng a mcntn ago it was the first news
they had to relate; and the photo.
graphs they brought with them gave
ample corroboration of the truth of
KILLED BY BLOW.
Midshinman Branch is Killed in
Fight With Another Midshipman.
A dispatch from Annapolis, Md.,
says midshipman James B. Branch,
son of .ames B Branch. of the Han
over bank, of New York city and sec
retarv of -the American Bankers' as
sociation, who was s riously r jared
in a fist fight with another midship
man, died Wednebday. Tae midship
man was operated on at the Johns
Hopkins hospital, his skull being open
ed and a clot cf blkod removed, and
there was hope of his recovery, but he
suddenly grew wo-?e and expired.
Midshipman Branch died from In
juries ne had recilved in a fight witt
Midshipman Minor Merriwether, Jr.,
of Lafayette, Ill. The fight took plac
by arrangement on Sunday night ano
was a regular pitched battle with a
ring and see mds. It lasted 23 rounds
and ended when Branch was knocked
down ard struck the r!ght side of hi
head against the floor.
It was not considered that the In
juries were very dangerous, but nex.
morning Branch's condition was suca
that it became necessary to let his
condition become known to the au
thorities. Young Brarc 1 was taken
to the hospital and an operation wa
It was performed by Surgeons Fin
ney, of Baltimore, and K rr,.of Wash
ington, assisted by the academy medi
cal staff. It was thought to b3 bue
cessful but a turn for the worso took
place and the patient died, not having
regained consciousness Both his f .dh
er and mother were with him at his
Meriwether is also in the hospital as
a result of the injuries he received in
the fight and for this reason the au
thorities have not put him under ar
rest. The question of his account
ability to the civil authorities on the
charge of manslughter has also been
discussed. He is suffering with a
sprained wrist and a bruised face.
Branch was a second class man anti
Mariwether a third, but the latter is
slightly older, being 19 years of age,
last January while Branch was not 19
until August. Both have some repu
tation as athletes. Branch as a wrc arr
ler and Meriwether as a football play
er. It is understood that the fight
took place because Brand had in his
line of duty reprimanded Meriwether
for a breach of discipline.
Work of the Molasses.
A Boston steamship man was a
witness of,the incident; says the New
York Tribune. A liner was unload
ing at one of the Charlestown docks.
A cook helper, a small and very black
negro, was leaning over the rail. A
large hogshead of molasses camne crea
king up on the end of the chain and
swuug unsteadily to and fro. Fina
lly with a smash, It struck the rail
and broke into dits, molasses flying
everywhere. There was a wild cry
and from the wreckage came the ne
gro, soaked from head to foot and en
tirely unrecognizible. He danced
madly about and shotted like nothing
human. A little Irihiman In overalls
regarded the apparlton for a moment
with mouth open awe and a light
breaking on him, he shouted:"Moike
er the love er heaven! Moikel will yez
look phat came out of the barrel of
mnorlasses!'' it took the ccmbined eff
orts of the superintendent and his as
sistants to convince ?at that he had
n't aisco-vered a new stowaway mete
Mutidy of Sailors.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
says intense excitement prevails ow
ing to alarming news from Oronstadt.
According to reports a mutiny of
sailors occurred during the night and
and was followed by a regular battle
with the troops, during which ma
chine guns were used. Workmen sid
ed with the sailors and hundreds were
killed or wounded. Later the torch
was used and the town Is now in
flames, The inhabitants are it a pan
ic. Bloats to St. Petersburg hlive
stopped running and telephone and
telegraph communications have beer
severed. A force of uhla.n calvary
sent to Cronstadi from Peterhof Ia
reported to have joined the insur
gensts. It is also reported that the
artillerymen of the fortress have.
joined the insurgents.
- Train Wrecker Sentenced.
Eric Von-Kaitzieban, an alleged
Gjrman baron, who caused a train
wreer On R~ mC Island road with a
loss of sevrral lives at Homestead,
SIowa, 1last spring, just to''see wha.
s would happen" waa sentencrd to life
A girl s ?sever sat~ed untill the
,rigut man com. s aloag and says the
righht tiig at tne rgt time.
The Most Noted Political Revolutioi
in Philadelphia's History.
The Cry of "Turn' the Rasculs Out'
Resulted in a Great Victory
or Honest Peopl.
A dispatch from Philadelphia sayi
the political revolution in that city
and State on Tuesday of last weel
was the greatest that occured ir
Pennsylvania In nearly a generations.
There has been previous upheavals,
but this is the fi-st time In years tha
every (ffee for which there was an3
semtlance of a con'est has been losi
o the regular republicars.
It is also the first time In a q'iartez
-f a century that the regular republi
cans have baen defeated for the con
trol or the state treasury. Memora
ble contests have been waged against
the republicans for the office but,
The plurality of William H. Berry,
who was nominated by the democrat
independent party, Lincoln party and
prohibitionists for state treasurer.
will be nearly 100,030 and may gr
above those figures. J. Lee Pium.
mer, the republican candidate, rar
far behind his ticket in nearly every
county in the state. The remainder
of the republican ticket was elected
by the usual republican pluralities.
President Boosevelt's plurality last
year was more than a million. Tbe
vctory for the city party, the reform
rganization, over the regular repub
icans in Philadelphi& *as complete
nd beyond the expectation of the ase
reform leaders. The city party't
plurality is 43,333. The reformwave
arried Berry along with it, by de
reatrg Piummer in the city by 36,035
Tne complete vote for the ofilces
or wY -ci there were contests -As as
For Shertff-Wilson H. Browu, city
)arty, 148 679; Joseph S. Nkff, repub
ican, 305,346; G. R. Fisher, sccialist-,
Corner-J. M. E. Jeromon, cit.
arty, 147,084. Thomas Dagan, pres
int coroner, 104,116; Julius Weber,
313ke, Sarg. eity party, 18 446: E
L. AndersoD, city part,, 148 263; B
L. Chase, republican, 100,156; Wl!
tams E~- . tapubbe1.jp 99 21 A
hons Olbright, sociallst, 1.297.
(;Xuae is eiected as thev fird com
aieslorer, de1eating Exslie by 638
!.e vte for state treasurzr 1!
-'tiladrlp-la was as followb:
V. H. Brry, fusion..... ..134 797
L. Plummer, republImc:a ...97.76
t B. Rtngler, socAilst........-1;319
J. J. Drugman,,socaitlabor ...163
Tue prcpo-Ad 310.000.000 for tt
o'*.ne et iine' gra.de caossings was
arried by a large maj rity. The
agne& ma vote t. U any one
7as that cast for sherif. tne vote be
ag 255.292. The totitl vote fGr
)resident last year was 281,654.
The city party, claims that inas
~uch as the 51,000 salieged fraudulent
ames were stricken fron the votin,
sts since the fight against the re
rblican organuzation began last May,
1he vote cast was the n'ghest ever
olled2 in the city. Tnie regulars car
led only fourteen of the forty-two
ards for their local ticket.
Pmummer, for stane senis..or, carriet
irteen. One of the surprises of the
~lection was the loss by the regulsi
epubicans of Senator Penrose's ward.
t gave a city party plurality of 50,
at Piummer carried it by 52 votes
nsurance Commissioner David Mar
in, at one time the republican lead
r of the city, lost his ward for the
rst tmein thirty years.
David H. Lane, the veteran leader
ipon whom much of the work of the
spa.bicn campaign fell, also lost his
ard, the twentieth.
)f a D.:sperado Who Committed Sni
cide When Cjarnered.
Milton Franklin Andrews and his
~onsort, Hulda Petrie, who has fled
fter brutally attacking and robbing
t Berkeley, Win. Ellis, a horseman,
whom they had lured from Australia,
ere found dead Wednesday night In
heir rooms at James Meagher's house
, 748 McAllister street San Francis
The police had surrounded the place,
.ndrews was hidden In a closet when
, policeman, by a subterfuzg, enterec
he room. Bealizlrg than their bin
ag place was discovered, the young
womaa persuaded ths policeman to
Leave the room. She luekica the noor,
d immediately afrerward two shoe
were heard in the apartment. The po
ce broke in the door and the bodies
i the fugitives with bullet holes In
heir heads were found.
Andrews' pistol was clutched in his
right hand. He was lying on the
loor. The woman rested on a bed as
in sleep. Andrews was charged with
he murder of Eugene Bosworth at
few Britain, Conn., witha the slaying
f a woman .,t Troy, N. Y., and with
5he killing of Bessie Boughton at 001
rado Springs. He returned with Eiii
io this country last mouth, having se
Lected the horseman as anotner vic
im for isa remarkable re mord of crime.
A statement signed by Andrews was
~ubsquently found in tne stocking ci
be dead woman. in tnis he sayb that
n Novembr 3rd he Ltred to give
i11zslf up for trial on the three mur
'r charges sainst him, provided less
.ierous charges against hi~a werc
iushed. Andrews then goes at.
a~ngth into his relations with Ba3ssk
B~outon-and asserts that he was 1000
niles a way from the scene of her mur
zier when she was shoo. He says ne
was in D.anver when Mrs. Bwworm
was killed in Connecticut.
A Sai Case.
The supreme court of Georgia Wed
nesday amfimed the decisions of the
o wer court in the case of the Raw
tngs men convicted of tue murder of
the twa Carebcidren near Valdos
ta, Ga. J. G. R newings, the fathe:.,
and t so of his sons, M:iton and Jesse.
must go to the gallows, while anoth:
er, s,n, Leonard, a~s szrve a lit
antnce in the penitentIary.
WAVE OF REVOLT
In Russia is Slowly Subsiding
And Quieting Down
Add Horror to the Late Upheaval, In
Whkeh Even the Clergy Pariclpa.
ed. Six Hundred Men, Wo.
men and Children Burned
In a Theater.
A dispateh from St. Petershbrg,
Russia, says the revolutionary wave-'
continues to subside except In the
Cauoaus. As details of what hap.
pened throughout European nni
during the upheaval arrive the story
grows more revolting. In the .BUo
provinces murder, riot'and lnsendh"r 7
In Poland even the clergy, Ostholle
and Protestant, participated In -.1
manifestations In favor of the autono.
my of the ancient kingdom. In sonih -
aestern Russia hardly a city or town
escaped Jewish masames.
At Tomsk, Siberiasecording to the
latest reports received here, thewhole
population of 40,000 and the miltave
sitood by while 600 men, women and 3
children were burned in a thatr
fhe court house at Tomsk and'thw
nayor's residence where the stadantai
and revolutionists took refuge frond
the mob were burned and thoe who
Dried to flee were killed In thesteets.
Ln Moscow the social reyolutIonista
ind the black hundred and the Oe
sacks and police fought bloody bat
The descent of the butchersof -Xou.
cow with their knives and axes upon
Dhe students was one of the m or
rible chaptrs but not as pitable how
ever, as the attack of the black -
dred on a procession of schoolchdn -
3arrying red fgs. When the childen
sought to escape a oordon of polie o
barred the way and the youtiful
martyrs were beaten IntoInsentibiy
and in some cases were actsually torn
In the Alexander garden at Moeeow
jossacs lay in ambuan In the ahrub
ery and set upon their victims with
ships. Many were, beaten to death
md others were nardly able to orawl
away. Tne reports from the Oanoa.
as show there is no immediite prus.
pect of suppressing the present stat
.narchy. Battles between Tartars
&ad Armenians continue-and the de-o
struccion of the railroads ad -lackoft'
roops make It impossible for the au
whorities to cope with the situation.
At Oessa four hundred and twelve
Jews who were massacred last week
were buried Wednesday, the majority
of the shops were closed Inclinng
many of those belonging to~bristians.
Tne scenes of grief were heartrending
and almost intdescrible as the bodies
were placed in trancaes, each trmnb
containIng 70 bodIes. Similar iuner.
als will continue for three days.
About 240 bodies were in su.,h cndia
Lion that they could not be recognIs
ed. On eadh grave wreaths were
placed bearing tneo Inscription, "Ear
tyrs to the faith, and victims of auto
At Odess the losses by rioting and
strikes last week will total many mil
lion roubles and at last two hndred
families ruined. Some wea 'by mer.
chants are reduced to poverty. . The
newspapers are heeding the governor's
warning and ap;eared without aword
regarding the greatest disasterIn their
story of Odessa. Tne mobs have com
pletely devastated all Jewish bonses -
in the suburb of Dalnik, many hunne
dreds of persons are reporsed killed
and thousands woundedin otherneih
boring villages and towns. The details
of last week's massacre at Odess are
gradually leaking out and only add to
the horrors. Soldiers slaughtered bun
dreds of Jews. In abhouse 46ralroad.
men were shot while defendingr them
selves. Many Instances of rntess
pillaging were accampanied wit bce
rible torture by soldiers and rioters.
Tales of Horror.
Authenic accounts of anti-Jewish
outbreaks in Baissia show that at
Kishineff seventy Jews were killsd
and a hundred and twenty wr
wounded. Order Is now restored. A
mob at Ismail, Bessarabia, burned
ave eleven Jews who had hidden In
one hayrick. Tne town of Kalanch
in Bessarabla wasaatirely devastated
and burned. Fifty-nine! Jews were
killed cr perished In the' flames and
two hundred fled to a neigahoring vil
.age where the peasants beat a num
ber of them to death with crudgels
and burned three Jews, after drench
lng them with petroleum.
At San Francisco fire broke out In
the Caironicle building last night
while crowds were on the roof watch
tng the returns. When the firemen
arrived they rescue~d the Imperiled
men anid women on the roof with
*ijtculty A searcai of the burned
premises revealed the bodies of three
men names unknown, who were burn
-ad to a crisp. Tney were evidently
empicyes of the art department of
anie paper. Tnae building was tea
stories high aad was erecned In 1898&
Loss may not exceed $750,000.
Death on the Bani.
A passenger train on the Bome
Watertown and Ogdensburg railroad
bound for Watertown N. Y'. Wednes
day, collided head-on with a locomo
tive drawing two freight cars, near
Liverpool, six miles from here. Four
mea were killed and one seriously
hurt. Milton F. Toms of Lyndon.
ville, mal cierk is one of the men
klledl The otner dead were mem-.
hers of the engine crews. No pansse.
em was hurt.