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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 24, 1907. NO. 43.
A QUEER CASE.
A Man Mourned For Years as
Dead Turns Up
AND TWO WIVES SUE
Man Believed Drowned Startles
"Widow" by Asking Aid Against
New "Wife." Sevks Decree Her
self and Spurns Request to Kill
Rival's Action and Rejects Offer
of His Return.
This queer tale comes from Chic
ago. Some twenty-nine years ago
Andrew Buckley, beloved husband of
Phimene Buckley. was drowned, hav
ing disappeared from an overturned
rowboat. He is now defendant in
- two suits for divorce.
One pleasant day in October nearly
three score years ago he went for a
row. Next day the boat was found
bottom up, and Buckley was found
not at all.
A sufficient time having passed
without his coming home to his
meals, as had been his custom, Mrs.
Buckley was reluctlantly led to be
lieve that her husband was thorough
ly and unalterably drowned, in spite
of the fact that the body was never
recovered, and she grew to look upon
herself as a widow.
As a widow, she fixed up a nice
grave and decorated it with flowers
every year. As a widow, she receiv
ed the condolences of her friends
and extolled the virtues of the late
lamented Buckley among the neigh
bors, to the discomfiture of many
husbands who had'had no opportun
ity to prove themselfes drowned and
Luxuriating in recollections of
the happiness that was, she remain- I
ed true to the past and brought up
her son in fond reverence of the t
memory of his worthy father. C
During twenty-nine years she had I
become firmly fixed in the habit of I
leelieving she was a relict -and -was t
Therefore, she was surprised, to 1]
say the least, when she recently re- r
ceived a letter from Buckley. The
letter bore a weer mark, but no a
other indication of having come from c
a man who had gone to a moist and
On the contrary it gave evidence
of coming from one who was very
thoroughly possessed.of vitality and
animation. In fact it went so far as
to- show that the writer had beeni1
leading a double life.
The writer explained to the loving
and affectionate widow that the con
structive corpse was in trouble and
needed her assistance. It is related
that the woman with whom he had
been living since his vicarious death
was suing him for divorve and asking
He wanted his widow to sign a
disposition that she was his wife in
order to upset the claims of his se
cond wife, living in Seattle, Wash.
"Philonene, darling." said the
letter, "Won't you please make this
disposition? I want to prove to my
wife that she is not my wife, but
that you are. You have always been
very good to me. and I am sure you
will be so now. My present wife is
hard to convince. You were never
so. She watits alimony, but if I do
not have to pay her I can have car
fare enough to pay my way back to
ou, and I will live with you all my
life. I presume our son is earning
moey now. Please forward -by re
turn mail. Yours, as was, Andrew."
Believing that she had been injur
ed by the supposedly drowned man,
who had originally deprived her of
support and then of a widow's com
fort, Mrs. Buckley asked Judge Mc
Ewen to grant her a divorce from the
waterlogged mate .of former years.
~FOUND DEAD IN BAY.
Supposed to Have Fallen Overteard
While in a Fight.
The New York American says two
dead sailors, with arms locked, re
vealed a river tragedy Thursday af
ternoon. wheb found floating near
the statue of Liberty. What the cir
cusances of their death were could
not be ascertained, but it was assum
ed that they had been fighting and
had fallen from their ship.
It is possible. however, that one
had fallen overboard and the other
trying to rescue him, had been
dragged down to death.
Both came from the steamer Dori<
C and from letters found on one o1
them he is believed to be Charles
Faulkner. twenty-sev'en years old, of
No. SI New street. Manhattan.
DROWNED IN BATHING POOL.
Young Man, Lost His Life While ix
A dispatch from Rock Hill to Th<
State says -L. Alley, a young unmar
ried man. 23 years old, was drowned
in the swimming pool of Arcade cot
ton mills about nine o'clock Wednes
day evening. It is not known wheth
cr he could swim or not. He was
on a plank floating around in the pool
which is a private affair for the oper
atives. Those nearby who heard his
call for help were not able to get
to him in time. It was an hour or
more before his body was recovered.,
dredgilg the pool having to be re
FIYE MULES KILLED
By Lighning While Running Loose
In a Pasture.
The Augusta Herald says five
ms, value at - and ~
coman o L~a cty, were struck by
lihnin oednsday afternoon about
four o'clock and instantly killed.
The mules had been sent to Jack
son, thirteen miles from Augusta. tO
be used by the company there. They
were loose and in a pasture when the
torm came up. It is supposed that
hey were huddled close togetheT
when killed by the deadly bolt.
' FOURTEEN ARE DROWNED.
ailboat Capsizes and the Occupanlt
Lose Their Lives.
Fourteen persons are reported to
ave been drowned at Marstrand,
Ssven, by the capsizing of a sail
HE DENIES IT.
Rev. C. M. Billings Publishes Card
In Augusta Chronicle.
Mr. Robert B. Fickling, of Blackville.
Replies to Same Through The Col
The followIng communication ap
peared in the Augusta Chronicle one
day last week:
"On June 9 and 24 dispatches
were given to the press to the effect
that I had been expelled from the
Blackville. S. C.. Baptist church on
account of letters containing expres
sions of e'rlearnient for a house-maid
who had t,, nierly served in our home
A further statement to the effect that
I had forsaken my wife and child and
gone away with this servant was
"I want to say by way of explana
ion for my silence that for the first
10 days after these dispatches ap
peared I was not in a physical nor
mental condition to make the state
ment I wish to make. Besides, friends
is wei as myself thought a statement
hich would finally be made by a
ody of brethren would be more
atisfactory to the general public.
But findng that many of my friends
ire expecting a statement from me
nd are waiting impatiently for it, 1
wish to declare:
"First. -That the letters in ques
ion were not written by me: neither
tave I been allowed the privi'ege of
"Second. The statement with ref
rence to the relations of endear
nent existing between me and the
ervant in question are libelous.
"Third. At the time that the dis
)atch went out I had not only for
aken my family, but was at home
-ith them. This the author certain
y must have known.
"It is true upon the evidence con
ained upon these letters I was ex
luded from the church, but I had
bsolutely no opportunity to defend
nyself or deny the authorship of
hem, since. I was preaching for a
riend in Augusta and did not reach
ome until 5 o'clock in the after
Loon of that day.
"This is my final statement until
body of reputable brethren hear the
ase and their findings made public."
*"Rev. C. M. Billings."
'o the Editor of The State:
It has been the purpose of your
orrespondent to have nothing more
> say in regard to the awful Bil
lngs matter which has been the talk t
f our town and the whole. State and
aused great grief to Christian peo- I
le here and elsewhere.
But the statement in your paper
>day, copied from - the Augusta
hronile. is so misleading to those
eople over the State who do not I
now the facts in the case and is so
>tally devoid of truth until this in- 1
>rmant must come forth.
Now, every reputable man in this
own will sign his name to the fact
hat these awful letters written by
ilings to the negro who had been
i house maid are in Billings' own
Landwriting. These letters wei e
'ritten here and mailed to Bamberg.
'here the maid had gone after leav
ng his home on account of the fact
eaking out here..
A young newly married man could
ot write a letter in more endearing
erms to his tender bride. The only
ord of sympathy for the man here
'or his crime is occasionally the state
nent that "the man must have lost
This answers Billings' first state
nent in regard to his not writing
Second. That he had not been al
owed the privilege of seein:t 'them
.s false. On the other hand he was
egged to go and read them and he
lat-footedly refused to do so.
His thir'd statement. that he had
bsolutly no opportunlity to defend
imself or to deny the authorship of
he letters as he was away preaching
or a friend and didn't r'each home
mntil 5 o'clock in the afternoon he!
was excommunicated is devoid of
en truth whatsoever.
On the contrary. Billings was not
fedor ' Friday afternoon that he
would a turned out of the church
n Sunday and was asked to be there.
This he failed to do. but on the con
rary took the train for Augusta,
a. and preached there f'or a preach
rr who camne here for him and heard
:he proceedings at church here Sun
This was not a previous engage-*
nent for him to plreach in Augusta.
ohe had an engagemenlt to preach1
in Lexington. N. C.. and wired them,
tter arriving in Augusta, he could
not come. This information was in
he Charlotte Observer.
It might also be stated that Bil
ings was excluded from the chur'ch
iot only f'or gross immorality in re
card to his life w"ith the negro but
A co)y of this letter' has been sent
o the Augusta Chronicle in reply to
he card appearing in that paper.
Rober't B. Fickling,
Blackville. S. C.. .luly 17. 1907.
BURIED CiTY FOUND0.
I Texs' Which Was Long Ago|
Prof. T. L. Everly, an ar'cheol o
gist and instrutctor in the Catnadg:.1I
cllege at Hereford. Texas.e hatr de
overed a buried city inm hute
county, in the extreme northern part
of the Pan Handle.
The appearance -of a number of
tunds upon what was otherw ise t
levl plain attracted Mr. Everly's at
tention. and he began investigations.
is excavations have revealed buried
bildings. in which are human bod'es
ancient potters and stone utensils..
The mounds are rectangular in
sape and their nutmber' shows that
it was a city of sevcral thousand in
habitants. The character of the
ruins indicates that they ante-daite
the Aztecs or Toltres. '\r. Everly
wwll make further excavations.
C l'ERKS ERR~OR.
I orant' Girl Se'rved Yeiar's in 1iPl
Because a clecrk wrote years in
stead of month. Lena Rivers, an i
rait girl, has served almost a sc are~
of years in Alabama mines when thr
ral time was less than two yenv'.
he died just before her time was upi
and her mother now asks the Ala
ama leislature for overtime pay.
Miss Julia Wannamaker a Victim
of the Undertow.
SWEET YOUNG GIRL
From Orant g1eburg Swept Of' Her
Feet and Out to Sea While Surf
liathing, Near Station 19, on Sul
livan's Island, Heroic Efforts to
Save Her Failing--Two Others
Caught in the merciless grip of the
undertow, in water barely waist deep.
Miss Julia Wannamaker. the beauti
ful young daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Heber Wannamaker, of Orangeburg,
was drowned while in surf bathing on
Sullivan's Island, opposite the street
leading from station No. 19, near the
rocks, late Friday afternoon. Mrs.
Joe Bell, of Charleston, and Miss
Pauline Cart, of Orangeburg. nar
rowly escaped a like fate, being sav
d only after the most heroic efforts.
rhe following account of the sad af
fair is taken from The News and
The three ladies named and Prof.
Francis L. Parker entered the surf
bout 6:30 o'clock. The tide at thz.
iour was dead low anu still running
ut. They found that, although the
-vater was comparatively shallow, be
g not more than wist deep, the un
ertow was so swift that they were
inable to retain their footing. The
adies called to Prof. Parker that the
ndertow had them. He quickly
-eized them. bunched them togeLder
Lnd called for help.
Mr. Tom Buist, of Charleston, was
he first to reach them, and Prof.
-arker turned over Miss Wannama
er. who had become panic stricken.
o him. It had been very necessary.
owever, for Mr. Buist to make a
ong run up the beach before reach
ng them and he was practically ex
austed when he undertook to sup
>ort Miss Wannamaker, and could
:ot keep her head above the surface.
Mr. George Huguenin, also of
Tharleston. being attracted by the
alls for help, hastened to Mr. Buist's
.ssistance. Mr. Huguenin has been ill
ecently and his strength was soon
one. He was unable to support Miss
annamaker and she sank. Mr. Jab.
dger. who ..ad been swimming some
istance further out, close to the jet
ies, reached the scene of trouble
>out this time, and undertook to as
ist Miss Wannamaker. but was him
elf seized with cramps.
In the meantime Messrs. Norwood
fastie and Alex Martin had seized
boat nearby, belonging to Mr. Greg
ollock, and had arrived on the
ene. They first picked up Mr. Hug
enin, who was sinking himself, and
lose by they found Miss Wannama
er. her head about a foot beneath
he surface. She was still alive when
aulled into the boat, but never reviv
d in spite of heroic efforts at re
Meanwhile. Capt. McMiliganl, of the
7nited States army, and Quartermas
er Fulton had gone to the aid of
rof. Parker, up to his neck in water
y this time, and still struggling with
brs. Bell and Miss Cart. Capt. Mc
illan seized and supported one of
he ladies, while Quartermaster Ful
n assisted Prof. Parker with the
Ither. Quite a number of other gen
lemen had come up in the meantime
nd formed a chain by joining hands,
nd passed the ladies from the shal
w water to the beach.
As soon as all had been gotten
Lshore prompt efforts at resuscitatinge
Iiss Wannamaker were begun. Dr.
lVannamaker the uncle of the young
ady. Dr. R. S. Kirk, Surgeon Kirk
)atrick and Contract Surgeon Hud
on, of the United States army. and
hree trained nurses did everything
vhich their combined knowledge
ould suggest and skill perform. but
:heir efforts were wholly unavailing.
Niss Wannamaker never regained
~onsciousnes, and it was stated that
he apeared to have succumbed to
Miss Julia Wannamaker would
-ave been sixteen years old next Mon
lay. Mr. and Mrs. Wannamaker.
er father and mother. left Charles
on Wednesday for New York. They
~ere telegraphed Friday night the
ad news of their daughter s tragic!
leath and returned at once. Miss
Wannamaker. during the absence of
rer parents in the North. was to have
Ieen the guest on the Island of Mrs.
John Cart. also of Oranlgeb)urg. and
ivith Mrs. Cart she was boarding at
Trs. Gadsen's at Station No. 19. Un
ertaker Connelley took charge of
he remains, which were taken to
h'arlestonl and then brought to Or
The force of the undertow from
he grip of which Messrs. P~uist. Hug
enin. Adger and others sought to
esee Miiss WVannamtaker. appears to
ave been terrific. Mr. Norwood Has
te one of the most powerfully built
oung men in Charleston was swept
if his feet the momer~t he turned
ioose the hand of the next man ml
the chain in order to pass the young
lady on up the line of rescuers.
When Prof. Parker and the ladies
in the surf with him first realized
hat they were being carried out to
sea they'were in comparative shallow
water. but they were swiftly carried
wawy from the shore until wvhenl fi
nlly assistance reached them the
vate was about up to his chin. Dr.
Parker said Friday ulight that when
the first of the helpers got to him he
was alnost to the Jetties and close
to the channel.
H -ad not Miss Wannamuak er h eromue
alarmed and interfered wvith the ef
'rts of those who were seeking to
rescue her she might have been say
e She was, of course, very much
fightened as soon as she realized
ttat the sand wvas siipping heneath
her feet. as were the other two ladies.
ut when Dr. Parker. realizing the
iiposiblil y of bringing in the three
ldles unassisted, raised a cry for
aasistnce. Miss Wannamaker ap
nkar to have completely lost her
ed She was thoroughly panite
iiken and struggled so violently
hat not only were the efforts of thosc
w ~ho ought to save her impeded. bult.
we~keed as they were. either dby
euch her. h almos snucceeded
in doning them also.
There were quite a number of
other per sot.s close at hand, but sc
s'ift were Miss Wannamaker~ anc
e others swept out to sea. so quick
i the danger arrive and so pow
So As Her Husband Can Marry
And Give His Two Illegitimate
MIaughters His Name and Thus
Save Theim From Shame.
With the formal application made
Thursday in the New York Supreme
Court for a final judgement of di
vorce, following an interlocutory de
cree signed by Justice Crane on April
6th last, is made public astartling
story of martial infidelity and double
life, in which a prominent resident
of Borough Park. Brooklyn, is the
defendant. and a social scandal
which has agitated Boston at times
for several years is revived.
The man who is charged by his
wife with having led a double life is
Joseph T. Cunningham, said to be
drawing a salary of $15,000 as man
ager of an electrical company with
offices at 111 Broadway, Manhattan.
His wife, Mrs. Esabel S. Cunningham,
of 66 Clifton place, charges that he
has been living with one Lizzie Demp
sey at 5817 Fifteenth avenue, Bor
ough Park. and by whom he has had
From the papers and the testimony
in the case which was taken before
Justice Crane on March 22d. much
of the romance of the Cunninghams
and the sorrow of the wife at her
discovery of her husband's transfer
>f his affections to the Dempsey
woman is revealed. Letters of Mrs.
Cunningham aito tell of her wish to
endure self-abnegation in the nope
that, if she secured the divorce, her
husband would marry the mother of
Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were
a cried at the Hotel Oxford on Dec
mber 14. 1894. At that time Cun
inigham. it is said, had great politi
al aspirations in Boson. being a
riend of former Mayor Josiah Quincy
nd a close associate with other
rominent Democratic politicians of
Iassachusetts. He was at one time
member of the Democratic National I
.ommittee, it is said.
Mrs. Cunningham was also of a
rominent family in Boston, highly
ultured and edncated, and of inde
endent means. The marriage of the
)arties was a social event. A few
ears later. it is said. and the charge
s made in the papers in the action
)rought by Mrs. Cunningham, the
usband became enamored wi*:h one
izzie Dempsey, daughter of a promi
lent society man in Boston. and de
erted his wife, after having dissipat
d as much of her fortune as he
ould get hold upon the wongan who
s mentioned as the correspondent
n the action. It is tha Mrs. Cun
ingham, after tracking her h'isband
Lnd the Dempsey woman to New
ork city, about seven years ago,
orsewhipped the woman in the
rand Central staton
The discovery that Cunningham
nd Miss Dempsey were living to
ether in Borough Park was made.
.he plaintiff says in her testimony, in
fune, 1906, and it is claimed that the
1l5.000 Queen Anne cottage, 5837
?fteenth avenue, which stands in
tliss Dempsey's name was a present
o her from Cunningham. Testi
rony was given at the trial that Miss
empsey is known there as Mrs.
jnninghamf, and that few in the
orough Park coterie of friends of
junnigham knew otherwise.
Mrs. Cunningham says, in a letter.
ecause of the two little girls, daugh
:ers of the Dempsey woman anid Cun
iingham, she is averse to arny expo
are of the marital infelicities that
iave came between herself and hus
and. She writes:
"The little girls." she says, "are
ix and four and a half years. respec-I
tively. Because of them I was able
o bring myself to a point where I'
was willing to divorce him. It was
bhrough him that I lost my horses,
jewelry and other property-every
thing dear to me. I horsewhipped
her seven years ago when he wanted
to come back to me."
KILLING NEAR McCuOIICK
Fatal Rtow Betwven Two Negroes on
A dispatch from McCormick to'Tae
State says news reached the :e Thurs
day afternoon of a difficulty which
ccurred on the public highway about
four miles from this place between
two negroes. One of the negroes
was killed and his slayer has been
locked up. The weapon used was a
gun and whiskey is said to have been
the cause of the trouble. The names
of the participants in the tragedy are
unknown at the time this dispatch
erful was the grip of the undertow,
which held Miss W\annamaker that to
rescue her w'as impos~sib~le. Those
who came to her assistance exerted
themselves to the utmost. and the
bot was maned and reached her in
n incredible short time. but al
though she was gotten into it before
life wvas extinct the nervous shock as
well as strangulation had been so
great that. as already stated it was
not possible to resuscitate her. A
person of more vigorous constitution
would undoubtedly been revived.
Aonug those who took uart in the*
efforts to save the distressed bathers
were: Capt. McMillan. U. S. A.. Don
ald McKay Frost. Alex Martin. Janmes
Adger. Quartermaster Fulton. C. Nor
wood Itastie. Francis L. Parker. Jr..
Tot Buist. James Adger, Geo. E.
H-1ugu enin. Surgeon Kirkpatrick. Con
Itract Surgeon Hudson. U. S. A., Dr.
WVannaaker. post electrician.
Most of these young men belong
to a club. wvhich has acottage on the
Island. just in front of which the
Capt. Frank E. Taylor and Mr.
Theodor .J. Simons. friends of the
famiy, and her uncle. Dr. WVanna
Imaker. took charge of 31iss Wanna
mtakers body and notified her par'
ents and other relatives. The army
post also did everything possible to
render all needed assistance to the
frinds of the unfortunate young
I r. W\annlamlaker. the father of
Miss Julia W\annamaker. is a prom
inent citizenl of Orangeburg. He is
now connected wvth the Orange Cot
ton Mills. ini Orangebulrg. He moved
from Columbia to Oranlgeburg. It
was stated that at one time he trav
elled for the Ashepoo Fertilizer Com
pany. of which Capt. Frank E. Tay
lor. is vice president and general
PLUNGE IN AIRSHIP.
Aeronaut Lights a Cigarette Af
ter 800-Foot Drop.
When Propeller Rips Silk, Machine
Plunged Very Rapidly Toward the
Carl Robinson, who sails the Kna
benshue airship, fell 800 feet Satur
day evening at Springfield. 0., and
lives to tell about one of the most
remarkable decents. He escaped
serious injury. The only mark he
has to show for his experience is a
tiny scratch over his left eye.
When Robinson landed on the
ground people flocked to the scene
of the accident, expecting to find him
dead. But he quietly remarked to
the first arrival: "Why, you people
are more excited over this than I
Then he lighted a cigarette and
asked a man in an automobile to
drive him to the city to get a meal.
The eyes of thousands of people
were fastened on Robinson when his
airship collapsed. Screams rent the
air and many women fainted. Every
one expected to see Robinson dashed
to a pulp.
At first he shot through space so
rapidly that it was difficult for the
eye to follow him. As he neared
the earth the machine slowed up and
e reached ground safely, lowered as
gently as a mother would place her
aby in a cradle.
Robinson has made one successful
trip. He says that when he started
on his second trial to reach the
enter of the city he went higher
han usual so as to get free of the
wind, and as he soared he was struck
>y counter currents.
The propeller was thrown against
he end of the balloon and the rapid
y revolving wheel cut open the gas
)ag. It immediately began to settle
apidly. Robinson kept his head and
limbed quickly to the propeller and
rabbed the gas bag side of the rent,
hus forming a parachute. As soon
s this was done the air entered the
ag and the machine's fall was brok
s Worse Than Whiskey Says Rev.
Rev. D. L. Bass, formerly of this
tate, but now preaching at Cairo,
11., whose recent sermon on the evils
f kissing created a stir there, has
*enewed his attack on the "kiss
"The kiss devil is doing more to
1 hades than the whiskey devil, the
rug devil, and all the other devils
L11 told," said Dr. Bass.
"Sweethearts should never kiss un
il they are married. In the days of
ur grandparents. in the Southern
tates as least, any attempt to kiss a
irl was rightly declared as great a
rong as could be committed against
er. Such an atempt was a gross
nsult. and the man who offered it
nd the young woman's father or
)rother met with pistols at the next
"Let sweethearts hold each other's
ands as a token of their pure affec
ion. And when the part the man
ay perhaps bring his sweetheart's
ender hand to his lips for fleeting,
entle , respectful pressure. But
~hat's all. God deliver us from the
BAGGED FROM BEACH.
>assengers on Jersey Shore Shocked
At Jersey Shore. Pa., shocking re
>orts of carelessness regarding bath
Lng there have bobbed up from time
o time. The costumes worn by.
hese frolicsome bathers have been
the cause of complaint. In fact, the
'ostumes have been overlooked en
tirely, and it is this that the town
uthorities object to.
Passengers on the trains and trol
ley cars passing the river have told
tories whereby they gazed with a
read curiosity on the water frolics.
ime was when the Garden of Eden
effect was confined entirely to the
nen, but now women have been add
ed. This calls for decisive action,
say those in control.
So the police were given special
rders to keep a lookout for taose
who poch-pooh conventional garb.
and officers carried out instructions
o the letter. Even, it is said, that
some of the womenl who disported
themselves in this highly unusual
anner are prominent socially; but
this is discredited.
Ws at the Throttle as the Train
Hundreds of lives were imperiled
Thursday when Floyd E. Webber, en
gineer of the fast westbound Lake
~nore passenger train, was stricken
Imconscious at his throttle and the
train sped almost into Cleveland, 0..
without a guiding hand.
The engineer was overcome by the
intense heat. As the engine rocked
into the Cleveland yards over the
swith .ioint the motion threw the
engine driver from his seat to the
floor of the calb.
Then the fireman leanued what had
happened. He jumped to the engi
neer's seat. leaving his companion
helples on the foothoards, while he
brought the speed of the train down
within the yard limits.
Webber's condition was found to
be critical. H-ow long the engineer
had been unconscious at the throttle
is not known.
RIVER REV'EALS MURD)ER.
Body Found Floating With Arms
Tied and Throat Cut.
The body of a man was found
floating in Tug River Matewan. \\'.
Va.. Thursday. A rope had been
tied about the body. which held the
arms securely to the sides, and the
Ivictims throat had been cut from ear
The floating body was gowned in
nothing but a nigh: shirt, and theC
indications are that the murder haa
been committed while the victim w'is
in his room at night and the body
thrown into the river.
The body is that of a man prob0
abby forty years of age, but nothing
could be found by which it could be
Caused By Cloudburst In Ohio
and West Virginia
Many Washouts on Rail Lines. Three
Deaths from Storm at Zanesville.
Ohio-One Drowning and a Light
ning Fatality-Many Wire Pros
trate--Landslides Add to Damages
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Pa.,
says telephonic communication with
West Virginia points late Thursday
night report enormous damage by
cloudbursts and storms in the inter
ior of the State.
At Zanesville, Ohio, a cloudburst
and ~electrical storm resulted in three
deaths, and much property damage.
Taylor Davis was drowned while
fording a creek at Museville and a
man was drowned in the Adams Mill I
basin. His boat was upset by the
wind. Joun Kline, a miner of Con
nellsville, was killed by lightning at
Along the Western Maryland rail
road between Thomas and Elkins, W.
Va., the damage is so great that it
will not be possible to operate that
portion of the road for at least 24
hours. Two hundred and fifty feet
>f the track was washed over the
banks of Tub Run between Hamsle
ton and Hendricks, and at the same
point there is a 30 foot landslide. All
telephone and telegraph wires are
own between Parsons and Elkins.
Between Douglas and Thomas,
he tracks are washed out for a
tuarter of a mile. Rain is still fall
ng and railroad officials fear even
The dry Fork railroad is reported
mnder water and the big main of the
Nest Virginia and Maryland Gas com
any was torn out at Parsons.
On the Baltimore and Ohio rail
oad there has been trouble between
rerra Alta and Grafton, including
;vashouts and landslides, and since 9
)'clock there have been no trains ov
r that division.
The dam at Thomas has been weak
ned and it is feared-it will give way,
recipitating several million gallons
f water into Cheat and Tygarts val
ey. The coal and iron branch of the
Vestern Maryland road between El
ins and Durbin is reported tied up
)y washouts and landslides.
Dispatches from Grafton, Rowley
)urg, Tunnelton and other towns in
ygart's valley, in northern West V-r
inia tell of terriffic rains followed by
he river going out of its bank nearly
.ts entire length, resulting in the
leath of three persons and causing
)roperty losses that will aggregate
iearly a quarter of a million dollars.
At Elkins the rainfall reached the
'emarkable total of five inches and
vas nearly as heavy at other points.
ifteen or more bridges are washed
ut, railroads are washed out and at
rafton a church from Bowleyburg
assed down the raging river.
At Thornton several houses were
vashed away. At McCoombs the wa
:er came in an immense wave, wreck
.ng the house of Mrs. Mary Ballard,
arrying off three of her small chil
ten, whose bodies have not been re
It is feared many other lives have
~een lost as the flood came without
AUTO HITS EGG WAGON.
Injuries to its Occupants Might Be
The New York American says an
uto containing Andrew D. Maloy, of.
No. 25 Broad street. Manhattan. and
several friends whirled threec block
Thursday down the hill which leads
from the Long Island Railroad tracks
to Jamaica avenue, East New York,
nd crashed into two wagons laden
The result might be described as
an omlette dui force. Broken eggs
spattered about as if the sky were
showering the barnyard product. One
man was slightly bruised when the
auto hit the wagon he was driving.:
Mr. Maloy and his friends were un
injured. but not so their clothing.
SPAT ON STA~RS AND STRIPES
Japanese Engine Wiper at Los Au
geles is Roughly Handled.
T. Yoni. a Japanese employed as
wiper in the Southern Pacific shops
in Los Angeles, Cal.. narrowly escap
ed serious injury at the hands of an
enraged mob of American workmen
Yoni was wiping an engine on
which had been placed two small
American flags. While wiping the
engine Yoni turned and deliberately
spat ul:'on one of the flags.
A crowd quickly surrounded the
JTapanese and he was roughly handled
when he managed to elude his as
sailants and escaped.
D)IED FROM FRIGHT.
Trhought His Wife Would Be Injuredl
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says Solicitor Boggs arrived in
the city Wednesday .and brought
news of the rather unique death of
Mr. M. B. WVaters of Brevard. N. C..
who lost his life fronm fright near
Pickens. It seems that Mr. and Mrs.
WXater s were driving out in the coun
try whnen their horse became fright
eaand was rearing upon itfs hind
teet Mr. Waters became frightened
on .v ,ant of his wife and collapsed.
dvng eight minuiites later. The horse
d'id not run but fell back and injured
\r W\aters slightly.
I O~~l SELF WiIH GAS.
FormerJ Partner of Marshal Field
Decad in New York.
:Xbert G. Liscomb. formerly cou
neted, with the firm of .Marshgfl
Field and Co.. was found dead in his
apartments at the Chatsworth apart
ment house, asphyxiated from gas
which was escaping from several
burners. Mr. Liscomb's family is
away in the country. Liscomb sev
ered his connection with Marshal
Fidd4 and Co., four years ago to ac
ept a position in New York.
CUPID VS CUPIDITY
Blind God Routed in Honeymoon,
Now He Wants a Divorce-Declares
Wedded Life Has Been Anything
Rudely awakened on, his honey
moon up the Hudson river by the
declaration of his bride of a few
hours that she had married him only
"to collect alimony and live inde
pendently," Arthur W. Harrison, has
sued for divorce. Here are some of
the allegations in his complaint.
That on their honeymoon his wife
treated him cruelly, and kicked and
2uffed him about.
That she pulled his hair.
That she assaulted him and slap
ped him in the face, wounding his
That she drew a loaded revolver
and threatened his life.
That she grabbed a handful of his
ear while he tied a tie, and unmerci
fully flayed him about the head un
til he called for help.
That she followed him to his office
and down-town places, and annoyed
and abused him.
That she demanded $35 monthly
allowance and refused to return and
live with him.
That she stayed away from home
o' nights and didn't tell him where
That she is nervous and quarrel
some and that she made life a burden
That she did it all again.
The Harrisons, Arthur W. and
ary E., were married on July 14,
1901, according to the complaint,
and their troubles commenced before
hey had gotten a fair start on their
It was then she told him she had
married him to collect alimony, and
ife wasn't exactly pleasant from that
He declared he was "treated" with
cruelty and inhumanity" the rest of
he trip, and it didn't stop when they
eached home. But they managed to
et along without police interference
Lintil April,'1903. At that time be
ause Arthur would not produce the,
noney for a new gown, he avers that
;he set upon him as he entered home
ne evening and battered him so his
riends had difficulty in establishing
This breach was patched up until
eptember, when it was said that Mrs
Iarrison met Arthur with a large re
olver one night, and compelled h'im
o stand still while she explained
just what she thought of him.
Then came the tie incident.
It seems that Harrison, like most
men who wear collars, can tie a tie
without invoking profanity and with
>ut donning war paint. He declares
:here was nothing in his attitude at
he tine in question that might have
>een construed into a declaration of
ar, but, nevertheless, Mrs. Harri
on, while he was deeply engrossed
n making the bow look properly put
ogether, grabbed an ear and an end
f the tie and belabored him about
he head until he yelled "nuff," and
ellowed for help.
About then is when, according to
larrison, his wife began staying out
' nights, and he absently forgot to
eturn home frequently. Consequent
y she began to call at his offide and
t the patent office and other places,
md everybody within earshot knew
us' how she felt about it.
was finally agreed that he would
aher $35 a month and be let alone
is was on June 27, 1906, and for
he first time in five years, Harrison
et happy. In September, however,
usiness was bad and he felt he could
ot afford happiness as a $35-a
:onth luxury, so he asked his wife
o come back and love him again.
Mrs. Harrison declined, and de
manded her $35, with the result-that
Harrison is willing to chuck it all
and forego the pleasure of family
life and once again assume the role
with the single tared.
Now he wants the court to take up
hiis burdens and keep his wife away
from his office, and give him a di
vorce, a mensa et thoro, which looks
like a frillb but means "from bed and
Assassin Quickly Expiates for Cow
Frank Bailey. a negro. was lynch
ed by a mob consisting of 150 men
and boys Wednesday night at Osage,
Oka.. after he had shot and mor
tally wounded Frank Kelley, a brake
man' on the Missouri, Kansas and
Kelley had ejected the negro from
the train in the afternoon. The ne
gro hid in the yards and as the train
pon the top of which Kelley was
standing passed, the negro shot him.
The negro was captured an hour
later. The mob was formed and
overpowered the two officers who had
Bailey in custody. Its members took~
the negro to the scene of his crime
and hanged him to a telegraph pole.
BLOWN TO P1ECES.
Ge. Alikhanoff, Woman and Coach
General Alikanoff, former govern
or general of Tiniis, Mmne. Glieboff,
wife of Gen. Glieboff, and the coach
man, were blown to pieces b)y a bomb
thrown at their conveyance.
A son of Gen. Alikhanoff and
daughter of Gen. Glieboff sustained
Gen. Alikahanoff was nicknamel1d
"The Wild Beast" by Caucasian meml
~ers of the -lower house of Farnia
ment. His rigorous methods brought
down upon him the enmity of the
D)IE FHto.M HEAT.
Inese Sun'eting in New Y-ok--Peo
ple' Sleep in Open.
Eight persons5 are dead from heat
up to 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon
Iand the hospitals are crowded with
hear prostrationls in New York. The
number runs into the hundreds.
Great humiidity added to a tempera
ture of 38 at noon has caused the
greatest suffering. Hundreds of per
sons camped on the sand "at Coney
Parks which has been opened for the
public to sleep in at night. It ia
probable that thousands will sheer
In outos to escape the killing heat,
Alleged That Hammet Secured
Statements by Attorneys, Messrs.
Stevenson and Matheson, Who Are
Outspoken in Their Declaration to
the Courts, Reflects Very Serious
ly on the Ex-Chief Constable of the
"The affidavits were obtained by a
method of legerdemain, which in
most instances smacks of fraud, and
men like Mr. Tate of Eutawvile were
tricked by their former chum, Mr.
Hammet, into signing ignorantly
what was not true," is. the positive
characterization of the arts of U. B.
Hammet, deputy collector of internal
revenue for South Carolina and for
mer chief dispensary constable for
South Carolina, contained in the
brief of Messrs. Stevenson & Mathe
son, attorneys for the State dispen
sary commission in the matter of the
assessments of internal revenue taxes
against the State of South Carolina.
On the strength of affidavits al
leged to have been secured from vari
ous dispensers throughout the State
by Mr. Hammet and other revenue
officers serving under him and now on
file in the office of Maj. Micah Jen
kins, collector of internal revenue for
the district of South Carolina, de
mand was made upon the dispensary
:ommission on May 7, for $32,527 for
icense fees claimed to be due the
nited States government as a result
f the fact, as alleged, that dispen
ers had sold beer in greater quanti
ies than 4 7-8 galons in single sales,
making them liable to the wholesale
iquor dealers license; $4,o27 of this
Imount covered a period of fifteen
months prior to the date when the
lemand was. made upon the com
mission for settlement; the .other
$28,000 -being charged up for the
?eriod beyond that date.
The dispensary commission paid
.he first named amount, $4,527, un
er protest and on July 2 W. F.
tevenson appeared before the com
nissioner of internal revenue, John
.. Capers. at Washington,- and argu
d for the refunding of the amount,
tis grounds being: (1) That there
was no proof that sales were made
n wholesale quantities; (2)- that, If
;he proof were convincing that dis
>ensers had made sales in greater
tuantities than 4 7-8 gallons, the
state would not be liable insomuch
)s any such action would be clearly
n violation of the statute law of the
state and of instructions given to
he dispensers from time to time by
.hose in authority.
Mr. Stephenson submitted numer
)us affidavits to the commissioner of
nternal revenue from dispensers
broughout the State, and, according
;o those affidavits, Mr. Hammet had .
esorted to most questiopable means
:o secure the affidavits which, it is
.aid, are on file at the office of Ma..
enkins. Several of the affidavits sub
nitted by Mr. Stephenson contain
~harges against Mr. Hammet of a
erious nature. It is alleged -that
ammet secured the affidavits in a
raudulent manner, and, not only
hat, but that he made interlinea
tions after the affidavits were signed.
ATTACKS AGED M~INISTER.
Lev. R. F. Bradley Seriously Cut- by
Negro Farm Hand.
A dispatch to The State says great
xcitement prevailed at Troy, in Gree
wood county Thursday afterndon
ver a murderous assault made by a
egro upon Rev. R. F. Bradley, ,the
ighly esteemed pastor of the A. R.
P. church at Long Cane.
The negro, John Siiber, who came
from Georgia some -months ago, was
mployed by Mr. Bradley upon his
arm. Thursday the negro resented
ome order or reprimand given by
dr. Bradley and. made an attck on
im with a knife. Mr. Bradley was
cut twice, once on each side of his
hroat, and also had a long gash
across liis back. The negro at once
led. Reports from Troy say that
very man in the town and surround
ing country is searching for the ne
gro. Sheriff McMillan, as soon as the
ews reached him, left in an- automo
bile for Troy. The dogs owned by
the county were at Epworth, some 20
miles from Troy, but they were at
nce ordered to the scene.
A later report from Troy says Mr.
Bradley is not fataly wounded. It
s almost impossible to get commun
cation with the little town. Every
one is beside himself with rage and
resntment. Mr. Bradley is one of
the most highly esteemed citizens of
the county. He is about 60 -years
old and a leading minister of his de
omination and iis known all over
BABY OFFERED FOR SALE.
)ying Mother Wishes to Pay O0f All
In order that she may leave this
world without a single creditor, Mrs
Oscar Temanlos of ionesen Pa. fr
fered her four--morifh$50 With for
sale at te itended tO pay her doc
mope sd ruggst's bills and a small
der sfor food. She said she knew
debt anyone who was willing and able -
give $50 for a baby would be able
to provide it a good home.,
When friends of Mrs. Temanos saw
the advertisement in the paper offer
ing the child for saie they agreed to
cansel her indebtedness but she in
sisted on offering for sale her sole
and dearest posession. Her husband
deserted his wife and child about
three months ago leaving them desti
Japanese. Schooner Seized Near Seal
Island off St. Paul.
The State departmmenit was inform
ed that two Japanese fishing schoon
ers were seized by the revenue cut
ter Manning near the Seal Islands
off St. Paul. The Japanese embassy
was notified but as the case appears
to be an ordinary one of poaching it
is not expected that any diplomatie
Inidnt wil be the result,