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Some Queer Cases Revealed by
the Census Bureau.
CHICAGO IS CENTRE.
Strange Freaks of Domestic Infelicity
Brought to Light by the Divorce
Courts. The Windy City Holds
the Record of 132 to Every 100,
000 Inhabitants Increasing in Ru
The divorce courts of Chicago and
other cities of the United States re
veal strange motives of the martial
infelicity. It has remained for th(
United States census bureau to col
lect the particulars of these frank
divorces and compile them into a
government report. For two years
120 agents of the census bureau have
searched the court records of the
country for odd and unusual fcatur
es to divorce suits. The results of
these two years' labor are soon to be
presented in official form. With them
will be presented the usual statistics
revealing the growth of the divorce
evil in the United States.
Chicago. as the repnted "divorce
center" of the nation, will continue
to hold her unenviable record, with
132 divorces granted for every 100,
000 of population for the last twenty
As an indication of how many ap
plications for divorce have been filed
and not granted, the second ten-year
period for Chicago will show 43,65E
applications as against 31,785 de
COMPARISON WITH OTHER CITIES.
To appreciate the proportion oJ
Chicago divorces from other citie.
may be compared. Boston promise.
63 divorces in the 100,000 of popula
tion; Philadelphia 63, and New Yorl
50 divorces. In these figures, how
ever, one may not read the story o:
the comparative marital unhappines
in these cities. The New York law
for one, is such as to show smallei
proportion of divorces to the amouni
of domestic infelicity. It is onll
where virtue is conceded simply be
cause a man and his wife live togeth
er the cat and dog life that other:
-refuse to tolerate, that these com
parative figures have a show at sug
gesting community morality.
Although divorces are on the in
crease in the cities, they show
greater ratio of increase in the coun
try districts, almost without excep
tion. Why this situation withou
exists has been accounted for by th<
possibility that the life in countri
districts-in closer relation with th<
life of the cities.-has caused th<
farmers' wives to rebel more strong
ly and effectively against the hard
ships and monotony of the farm.
In spite of the increase of the num
ber of divorces, Judge Robert Tay
lor, of the federl court of Ohio, re
cently called attention to the fac
that never before in the history o
the country had it been easier for.;
man to have a plurality of wives wit
less risk to his liberty. Under th,
.iudge's observations this might be;
condition tending to lessen the ap
plication for divorce, only that in the
divorce records now being canvasset
it is shown that of the applicants fo:
legalized separation the proportioni:
two women to one man. The hus
band by all odds is more conteni
with marital union.
In the opinion of Judge Taylor th<
best "routing" of a divorce tour al
the present time should begin ir
South Carolina, where divorces are
not recognized at all.
The new husband should remair
with his bride in that state lon2
enough to acquire citizenship. Go.
ing to some get-a-divorce-easy state,
the husband would file suit for a di
vorce on t'he ground of desertion,
These papers would be sent to the
sheriff of some other county it
South Carolina than that in which
the bride resided. Naturally, they
would be served upon his wife, and
returned unserved, the letter of the
state law would be carried out, and
the divorce granted without the
wife's knowing anything about it.
LEGALLY DEAD AFTER FIVE YEARS.
Chicago is another likely place if
the divorced man seeks another ven
ture. When he tires 6f this second
venture, the judge advises his going
to Arkansas, which has a system of
automatic divorce accomplished by
.desertion, In this state the absence
of wife or husband for five years
makes the absentee member of the
family legally dead. ,In Arkansas
the man married in Chicago and
leaving his bride there may sue for
divorce on the ground of desertion,
filing the summons to the defendant
in some obscure corner of an obscure
Thereafter this man on the mar
riage route may go from state to
state, acquiring matrimonial bonds
here and divesting himself of them
there, finally after five years return
ing to Arkanses. There, if the first
wife be living, and without the pro
cess of divorce court he is privileged
to marry two sexes. Is man so much
more the part of this first helpmeet.
Why the wife should be doubly dis
posed over her husband to seek di
vorce. is a question open to settle
merit from the two points of view of
the two sexes. Is man so much more
the intolerable brute that where all
is serene to him the finer sensibilities
of the wife suffer the agonies of the
lost? Or is the woman so "uncer
tain, coy and hard to please" that
the poor creature of coarser fiber
but greater loyalty to his vows must
be dragged by the heels into the dis
grace of the courts?
Perhap :* .ne of the stories of do
mestic infei~e tv unon which divorce
decrees have ~ ee granted, and
which enter into the returns of this
forth-coming divorce bulletin, may
shed material light upon the question
of a whole.
Merely because a man has literal
cold feet when crawling into bed
scarcely seems provocation to inspire
divorce proceedings on the part of a
wife. But the literal icy foot. scarce
ly less than tne "fugitive ice mitt,"
has served to break up many fanmi
It is different in the case of the
man who shows that on the morning
after their marriage his wife came
into .the room where he was still
sleeping, blacking both his eyes with
the heels of her shoes.
FLIRTATION ON wEDDING TRIP.
A BOLD FIEND.
Attacks a Young Girl in New York
While Riding in an Elevator-Got
Away But Was Caught and Locked
Accused of attackiug a seventeen
year-old Australian girl in an eleva
tor in New York. Benjamin Wil
liams, a young West Indian negro,
was arrested at 229 East Seventy
fifth street by Detectives McAvoY
and Stewart and locked up at police
The victim is Sadie Schaffer, who
lives with her sister Minnie in a
small apartment at :323 East Houston
street. She has been in this country
only nine months. She had started
out to seek employment.
Entering an elevator, she told the
negro attendant to stop at the fourth
floor. She was the only passenger.
Instead of stopping at the fourth
floor, she says, the negro ran the ele
vator to the eighth floor, which is
vacant. Without a word, the girl
declares, he seized her in his arms,
and jamming his fist into her face to
stifle her cries, threw her to the floor.
Fortunately before she fainted, the
girl screamed several times.
Hearing the girl's screams, men
from all the floors of the building
rushed to the elevator, but their sig
nals met with no response. Running
the elevator from the top to the bot
tom floor at full speed, the negro
threw the door open and dashed past
half a dozen men who did not know
what had happened.
The girl was found on the floor of
the elevator unconscious. Her face
and neck were bruised as though an
attempt had been made to strangle
her. She was taken to an upper floor
and restoratives were administered.
It was more than an hour before she
Two policeman hurried over from
the West Twentieth street station in
- answer to the alarm, but were too
late to catch the negro. When the
girl recovered somewhat, she was
taken home and left in the care of
her sister, her only relative, in the
country. With tears streaming down
her cheeks, she described her exper
"He did not say a word to me, but
just threw out his arms and grabbed
me," she said. "I tried to scream,
but he struck me hard over the mouth
and told me he would kill me if I did
not keep quiet. I thought he really
meant to kill me, and begged for
mercy. He did not pay any attention
to what I said and threw me on the
floor. Then I managed to scream
once or twice. I heard a lot of bellb
ringing and that's the last thing I
remember until I woke up witi
somebody standing over me and
pouring something into my mouth.'
"Have they caught him?" was the
first question of the girl's sister.
"It's awful over here in your Amer
ica. Every day you read of girls
who have been assaulted, and almost
never of the capture of the brutel
who attack them. In my country
Esuch a thing might happen once ina
hundred years, perhaps, but they
would hang him, and over here the
most you do to such a man is to sec
him to prison for a few years.
"If I had him I'd pour kerosene
over him until he was thoroughly
soaked and then set him on fire, or
I'd do something that would keei
him suffering for a year, and ther
kill him, Oh, if you could only know
how I feel about it. My little sister
doesn't realize how awful it is."
The police caugh- he negro after
an all-day search. He is a heavily
built mulato who shows plainly that
mach of his blood is white.
months at a time her husband would
not soneak to her, scarcely stacks up
with the ease of the poor husband,
who, on the bridal trip from New
York watched his bride fall in love
with a German fellow passenger.
"She sat on the mat seat with the
German, entwined in his arms and
kissing him," says the divorce peti
tion. "The plaintiff remonstrated,
but to no effect, the conduct of the
wife causing the husband untold men
In another case a brutal husband
came home one night, and, with a
big knife in his hand, forced the wife
to sit up in bed until dawn, threat
ening to cut her heart out if she
moved from the position. But on the
other hand, an angered wife threw a
pot of scalding tea in hubby's face
blinding him in one eye for life.
One husband, who chronically fail
ed to work on the six days recom
mended by the Ten Commandments,
would put on his old clothes early
Sunday mornings, and work like a
beaver till the cows came home. But
that other case of the wife who re
fused to cook for her husband, not
only for six days. but on Sunday, too,
seems to have been a greater provoc
NOT ALLOWED TO RUN TO FIRE.
There is the story of the husband
who refused to let the children go to
church, at the same time the case is
on record where the wife absolutely
refused to let her husband get up at
night and run to a lovely fire down
the street. If he went she insisted
on staying awake the rest of the
night quarreling about the little out
ing and rendering him unfit for work
the next day. This wife, too, never
had sown a button on for him, and
he brought a witness to prove that
often the witness had seen the plain
tiff going around with only one but
ton on his waistcoat.
It looked bad for a husband to
pinch his wife's nose until it becomes
so chronically red that neither face
bleach nor powder will serve to hide
her mortification. But in one con
trasting case a wife pulled her hub
by out of bed by his whiskers, while
in another case the poor husband pro
duced as "exhibit B" in uroof of his
allegations a large tuft of hair which
the wife had abstructed from his:
There is the story of the husband
who one night threw a boot at his
better half, missing her by half a
hard. But surely of greater signifi
cance are those other cases in which
the 190-pound wife struck the poor
man with a stove lid, breaking a rib
and later knocking him down with a
chair: where "in the last year the
plaintiff with pokers, flatirons, and!
other hard substances," even that
case in which the wife struck her
otherwise life partner with a wire
It's a wise son that knows he
KILLS THREE WITH AX.
fnsane Father Commits Triple Trag
edy in Diabolical Manner.
A frightful murder in which a
crazed man killed three of his own
family with an ax and then was him
self shot and killed by a neighbor,
recently took place in Nunica, Mich.
Henry Scutcheon, aged about 50,
went mad, and committed the terri
ble dee d with an ax which he had
been using to split wood.
The Scutcheon farmhouse had al
ways seemed a happy home. except
for the cloud which the invalidism of
the only son cast over it. Then came
the day when, without any warning
at all, the father seized the ax and
buried it in his son's head. He then
attacked his wife, and the poor wo
man ran screaming before him. But
the insane man soon caught up to her
and felled her by the roadside. Then
Scutcheon rushed to the house and
murdered his foster father-in-law.
Next he tried to destroy himself
by gashing his throat and wrist with
a razor and by taking some -poison.
But his wounds did not weaken him
nor the poison take effect, so, seizing
his ax, he rushed to the slaughter
again. He returned to the road,
where he discovered that his wife
had been removed to the house of
Henry McClellan, nearby. When he
discovered that his wife was alive and
in a neighbor's house he smashed a
window and, leaping in, brained her
with one blow. He then left the
house only to be confronted on the
threshold by its owner, McClellan,
who was armed with a shotgun. "I
want you, too," cried the madman.
But now the last act had come, and
McClellan threatened to shoot. Not
heeding the warning Scutcheon rush
ed upon him, but McClellan fired,
and so the grim tragedy ended.
A Lawless Coimtry.
As a people we delight in parading
our greatness before the world, but
really we have some things that need
reforming badly. In a paper recent
ly published and sanctioned by thE
American Academy of Politica
Science, Prof. James W. Garner, o
the University of Illinois, declare
that "the people of the United State
stand before the civilized nations a
the most lawless in the world." Prof
Garner produces a table showing tha
homicides are now raging arounc
9,000 a year, with only 119 legal ex
ecutions for 1904, the latter year in
cluded in his statistics.
The United States have 112 homi
cides to each million population a.
against five in Germany, ten in Eng
land and Wales, twelve in Canad
and 12 in France. Chicago. with -
third the population of London, ha.
eight times as many murders. Of ou
host of manslayers we only manage(
to execute 116 in 1901, scoring prac
tically no advance upon twelve year.
ago, when killings were but one-fiftl
as many. As is notorious, though
Prof. Garner seems to have no statis
tics on this point, nothing is evei
done to the vast majority of slayers
As the Charlotte Observer say
"murderers are acquitted and lioniz
ed upon pleas which would not be tol
erated for a moment in the courts oj
any other civilized country. Lynch
ings'increased at a great rate. Th<
country is more lawless each yea:
than it has ever been before. Prof
Garner spoke simple truth when he
assigned us our bad eminence. Isi
not time that the American people
if only from a sense of shame, wer<
opening their eyes to this evil?''
The Observer is right but the prob
lem is to find a remedy and a.pply it
Our laws are all framed for the bene
fit of law breakers, and in conse
quence it is the hardest work in th<
world to convict a man of crime, an!
harder still to keep him coavicted
The enforcement of our laws is in th
hands of the juries, the judges an!
the lawyers, and the showing thi
country makes in bringing criminal
to justice does not reflect any credi
on them. This lax administration o
the law is the sole cause of lyncl
law. People are afraid to trust th<
courts, and of ten when they get hoki
of a criminal they lynch him and th<
good name of the State is injuret
Against Coca Cola.
What men of practical judgmen1
have been looking for is slowly corn
ing to pass. For a long time the best
people of this country have been talk
ing and working against coca-cola.
Two years ago there was an attempt
to place the matter before the legis
lature of this state, but we are ther
told by the steate chemist that there
was "nothing in it." Following the
[issuance by the United States war
department of a formal order, the
[sale of coca-cola has been forbidden
[in all the army posts of the Atlantic
division. Why? Col. H. E. Robinson
adjutant general of the department
'of the gulf, made the following state
ment to the Atianta Journal:
"Do you remember what thest
recommendations were?" was the
question put to the Colonel. "No not
in detail; but the claim was that the
soldiers formed a craving for the
beverage. I don't know what effects
were commented on in the report.
only that the surgeon general said
that coca-cola contained certain in
gredients that formed a habit. The
report also said that the formula had
been changed at various times."
In commenting on the above the
Greenville Mountaineer says "It does
not take the surgeon general of the
army nor the state chemist to tell
that coca-cola contain ingredients
that form a habit. Coco-cola contains
ingredients that work upon the ner
ves of men and women. This state
ment will be borne out by a hundred
people in this city. They will tell you
that they were forced to stop it. that
they got so they couldn't sleep at
night. Yet the state chemist of South
Carolina says "there is nothing in
it." Other people have had the same
experience of those mentioned by
HUGE SNAKE AT LARGE.
Tis Incredible Story Comes From
A dispatch from Valley. Neb., says
a monster snake, forty feet long, and
with a head like a bushel basket, is
causing terror to the farmers east of
this town, where it has been seen
several times,, and where it picked up
Joseph Anderson, a farmer, and
threw him twenty feet, breaking two
of Anderson's ribs in doing so.
The farmers have organized a
grand snake hunt for next week, and
every man for miles around will take
part in it.
For twenty-five years reports have
been circulated about a big snake
which made its headquarters near
Agee's Lake, and which occasionally
swallowed a pig or a calf. Twice this
-year tesnakre ha been seen.
The Number of Peonile Killed and
Wounded is Large.
The recent accident on the Pere
Marquette railroad in Michigan, by
which 38 persons were killed and 60
injured, calls to mind the fact that
railroad disasters are increasing in
this country. The record for the last
16 years presents more emphatically
than written statements just what
this increase has been. The record is
Year. Killed. Injured.
1890.. .. ...... 6,335 29,027
1891.. .. ......7,029 33,881
1892.. .. ......7,147 36,652
1893.. .. ......7,346 40,393
1894.. ........ 6,447 31,889
1895.. ........ 6,136 33,748
1896.. ........ 6,448 38,687
1897.. ........ 6,437 36,731
1898.. ........ 6,859 40,882
1899.. .. ..... 7,123 44,620
1900.. .. ......7,865 50,320
1901._.. .........8,455 53,339
1902.. ........ 8,588 64,662
1903.. .. ...9,840 76,553
1904.. ..-....10,046 84,155
1905.. ........ 9,703 86,008
*1906.. .....-..1,034 67,770
*1906 (last 6 mos).. 721 30,073
*Unofficial; train accidents only.
In studying the statistics one is im
pressed with the fact that a variety
of causes and not a single cause must
be attributed; and this is importani
in view of the statement recently
made that defective rails were large
ly responsible. They may have beer
in recent years, but cannot have beer
throughout the whole 16 years.
Defective rails no doubt are re
sponsible to a certain extent, bu
there are some causes immediatel3
chargeable to the rail road companie4
themselves, and it were well tha
some laws on our statute books wer4
more strenuously enforced than the3
SECT SUES TOWN.
Holy Junipers Want Daniages Be
cause They Were Ducked.
Jumping up and down in wild ex
citement, clapping their hands an(
throwing hymn books at one anoth
er in their frenzy, 17 members of thi
sect known as "Holy Jumpers" wero
arrested at Waukesha, Wis.. somi
The people of that place are in
dignant at the presence of the craz:
sect among them and say they hav
ruined the place as a fashionabl,
summer resort. The "Jumpers
were conducting a meeting on
street corner and disturbing a sic]
woman in a nearby house when ar
All the way to the station hous
they kept on jumping and shoutin
the words: "Cry aloud; spare not
raise your voice like a trumpet."
When placed in jail they continuei
their noisy demonstrations long int
the night and it is said that the sheril
turned the hose on them. The resul
was six $5,000 suits for damage
against the village. The "Hol:
Jumpers" are posing as martyrs an
say that the more they are persecutei
the harder they pray. They have lit
tle sympathy in Waukesha.
THE HEART THINKS.
Says The Brain Is Merely an Orga
- For Heating.
That the brain is merely a vita
organ for heating the body has bee:
asserted by D. Joseph Sims, the fam
ous physician, who recently returne
Sto his home in New York after a tou
around the world.
SDr. Sims says that years of obser
vation and study have convinced hix
that man does not think with hi
brain, but with his heart; that th,
brain is a vital organ maintained fc
-the purpose of heatng the body.
As tending to strengthen his theor
he says he has found that great mer
-as a rule, have small brains an.
- large hearts, while those below not
mal and imbeciles have large brain
and small hearts.
As bearing out his theory that th
brain heats the body he says that I.
jthe frigid zones the people have larg
brains, while In the torrid zones thel
brains are small.
TOOK A LONG TIE.
A Letter on Its Way Nearly Thirty
I Two Years.
A prosperous Norwegian citizen c
Stanley, Wis., has just received a let
ter which was on Its way to him fo
32 years. The letter was mailei
from Norway to a port in Mexico
where he had been stationed asi
outh on board a vessel. When thi
letter reached Mexico he had goni
to South America. The communica
tion was sent to South America. bu
the man had returned to Norway
The letter went back to Mexico ani
remained in the post office. After re
maining there for many years it wa:
sent back to Norway, and from then'
to this country and reached the ad
dressee at Stanley, not long ago.
THE MOB WAS FURIOUS.
Sougth to Avenge Many Murders irl
Following the repeated murders
assassinations and fiendish attacks on
girls and children in New York a mot
was crazy Friday night when a man
slashed the face of John Blackman, a
motorman, who was repairing a car.
The crowd pursued a slasher, who,
terrified at the cries of "lynch him,'
jumped off a pier of East river and
was drowned. Only the arrival of
the police reserves prevented the
crowd from storming the jail on Sta
ten Island for the purpose of wreak
ing vengance on Joseph Nopwyak,
fifty-four years old, charged with
assaulting a five-year-old girl.
Mothers Saw Their Little Children
Killey Before Them.
Maj. Lemair, the Belgian officer
who was formerly in the service of
the Congo Independent state, and
who has lately published sensational
ttemets regat ding revolting con
iticns in the Congo, issued at Brus
sels last week, another installment of
his story. He produces statenments
from six native women who were sub
jected to ill-treatment and then sold
t Nittinga post and who then saw
their children killed before their
HAD DISGRACED) H ER
And Angry Wife Would Kill Her
A jury in Paris, France. last week
condemned to death a man named
Soleillant for the murder of a little
grl under atrocious circumstances.
After subjecting the child to ill
treatment, Soleillant plunged a knife
into her heart and then completed
his horrible work b~y wrapping up the
body in an old sack and carrying it
to a nearby railroad station, where
h checked it in the cloakroom. The
prisoner's wife asked to be allowed
to kill her husband, as he had dis
If you would improve wour time,
tae it to a watchmaker.
KILLED A GIRL.
Sensational Shooting in New York
Chas. Warner Killing Miss Norling
In a Store and Wounding John
A sensational shooting in which a
young woman lost her life, a man
was critically injured and the lives
of several other persons were endan
gered, occurred in New York Wed
nesday Charles Warner, a former
merchant, whom the police believed
to be insane, shot down and almost
instantly killed Miss Esther Norling,
a young woman without seeming
cause, in a store on West 42 street
and then with a smoking revolver in
his hand fled through the crowded
thoroughfare and under the cover of
a fusilade which he discharged at hi;
pursuers, made his escape through
the building of the Spaulding Sport
ing Goods firm to West 43rd street,
where he eluded the pursuing police
for nearly three hours, only to sud
denly appear in the store of John C.
Wilson, a friend on upper Broadway,
where he shot Wilson twice aftei
making a request for a small loan
Wilson was turning to get the mon.
ey when the bullet struck him down
Warner pushed aside the employe
and ran into the street, where hi,
flight was ended by a blow on th<
head from a truckman. Warner was
taken into custody by the police
Wilson was taken to the hospital,
where it was said Wednesday after
noon that his condition was critical
Business troubles are believed t<
have disordered Warner's mind.
Miss Norling had frequently com
i plained that the attentions of War
ner, who was a former employe:
were annoying and that she feare<
his mind was affected by his financia
reverses. Warner is about 60 year
old. Warner made a desperate ef
fort to free himself from the truck
man, who grappled with him. War
ner fired one shot which reboundei
from the pavement and the truck
mann, to save his own life, brough
his hook down on Warner's hea
with such force that he laid the scal]
open and dropped Warner to th,
sidewalk unconscious. The polie
hurried Warner to the hospital
where it was stated that there wa
i little chance for him to survive hi
Miss Norling was a young woma
t of excellent character and a musicia
of ability. Her mother died severn
years ago and her father remarried
since which time she has not live
with him. Her friends say Warne
wished her to go in business wit
him, she having saved up some mor
ey, and his frequent visits to her ar
said to have been with this motive i
TILLMAN LIKES TAFT.
The Senator Says Bryan Could Bei
- Most Any Repubican.
r"If we must have another repubi
can president I am in favor of Wi
liam H. Taft," said Senator Benjami
SRyan Tillman of South Carolina say
a dispatch from Cincinnatti. "Taft
r honest, capable, and is of larg
enough mental calibre to administe
the job. I like him personally an
,believe he would make an exceller
I president for a republican.
-"He has a much stronger individi
S ality than has appeared so far, an
should he occupy the chair he woul
ebie sure enought president. My iter
erary covers a wide territory, and 1
every place I go I find a distinc
r sentiment favorable to his candidac:
"But William J. Bryan may be th
democratic nominee again, and th
fact that he is quite as honest, capi
ble and intellectual as Mr. Ta:
. should not be lost sight of by thi
country. Bryan will give any repul
lican standard bearer a fierce battl
.and I think he would beat several c
E them; particularly if the republican
- named Fairbanks, I would look fo
Bryan to go in with a sweep."
IPYTHON LOOSE IN SHIP.
Suspected of Having Swallowed Ape
Chickens and Chinese Boy.
A New York dispatch says thi
British steamship Montrose, ground
ed off the Battery on Monday, has
python loose in her hold, and th<
longshoremen unloading her havy
been warned to look out. The python
according to rumor in South street
is anywhere in length from twenty
two to forty-four feet. It recentl:
took aboard a flock of chickens.
A young orang-outang and a Chi
nest boy, originally on the manifes1
of the ship, are missing, and it is
said that the eight-eight foot pythor
may have surrounded them. Early
morning gossip in South street hint
ed that the 174-footer had been dis
covered cofled along the garboard
strake, making an effort to digest the
boy and orang.
Still later there were doubts
whether the python was in the shil)
or the ship in the python.
SH ERIFF COMMITS SUICIDE.
[riven to Act By Memory of Man He
Because the hanging of a negro in
the line of his official duty preyed on
his nerves, Sheriff Joseph B. Bennett,
of Starke, county, Fla., blew out his
brains. The deed was committed at
his home in the presence of his wife.
About two weeks ago the sheriff
adjusted the noose and sprung the
death trap for a negro who had been
convicted of murder. Although a
brave man , Sheriff Bennett could
never bear the sight of suffering and
he could not rid himself of the mem
ory of the man dangling at the rope's
end. He became unable to go to sleep
and told friends he would never again
have peace of mind.
After a sleepless night, he arose.
secured his pistol, and shot himself
through the head while his wife was
still in bed. Mrs. Bennett awoke
just as her husband's body fell across
SUES BAR MAID)
For Beating Hinm Out of a Large Sum
Miss Emma Hanson. a pretty bar
maid, of St. Louis. Mo.. is being stied
for $18.400, by Charles Lindenmann,
a lumberman, of Salem. Idaho. The
money, he says, he gave to the girl
to invest for him and that she gave
it to her ..ter to build a row of
houses and used it for other such
purposes. On her part Miss Hanson
declares that Lindemann spent the
money in her father's saloon, some
times spending as much as $50 a
THE BAGGING QUESTION.
Some Practical Considerations For
Those Who Raise Cotton.
Farmers, do you know you are
paying an enormous tribute every
year for the shabby "scarecrow"
way you pack your cotton? How
many times will you have to be told
this to make you think and act? How
long will it take you to find that you
stand in your own way? If you are
going to be a sensible "business"
man this coming year, you have the
opportunity to start out on the right
road. Are you going to make an
We are face to face with the so
called "bagging trust" and it is up
to you to pay or fight. Which will you
do? If we put light bagging on cot
ton, the Union standard, and you
will have a bale small enough that
you can handle with some conven
ience and will allow you to use any
kind of old bagging, even to common
sheeting, because you will not have
to use hooks in handling. You can
have your ginner do this at practi
cally no expense, for all he need tc
do is to line his press box at eacl
end to 36 inches between with 2x,
plank; cut off the follow block so ii
will pass up between, and you neet
not disturb the framework of th<
press at all or the machinery. Fou
ties will be sufficient for this bale
and you will be able to get 40(
pounds of lint in without any trouble
Five to ten dollars will cover the ex
pense at the gin and it will sav
thousands of dollars that is waste<
Have the ginner brand the exac
weight of the bagging and ties use(
on the bale and the Farmers' Cotto
Union will see that you get paid fo
the difference in weight below thi
25 pounds allowed on coarse bagging
I recommend this to you as the solu
tion of the difficulty in weights ani
in getting a practical package.
The bagging should be lined un
derneath with clean paper so tha
every ounce of cotton in the bal
would open as clean and neat as
new dress. You will get better pa
for your work when you do it bettei
and you should handle a bale c
r cotton with the same care and clear
liness you would something you it
tend to eat. There is as much busi
ness sense in leaving your furnitur
out in the rain as cotton.
Provide warehouses where it ca
be protected from every drop of rai
and kept clean.
W. C. MOORE,
t State Business Agent, South Carolin
NEW TYPHOID CURE.
Blood Pumped From Healthy Person
into Artery of Patient.
New heroic treatment for typhoi
1 fever was given to Dr. Carl H. Ston
a of Chicago, when a few hours befor
his death the blood of four person:
including his wife and brother, H. C
Stone, was transfused to the patien
r The eleventh hour attempt to say
h Dr. Stone's life came in the form <
- one of -the most remarkable oper4
e tions known to medical science an
1 failed only because of the patient
extreme weakness. He had suffere
three weeks with the fever.
More than a quart of blood wE
pumped from the bodies of Mr
tStone, 'her brother-in-law, an attaci
tat the Michael Reese hospital. wher
the operation was performed, at
two neighbors, all of whcm volui
- teered to yield their life fluid to tI
-man who lay at the point of deat1
n The infusion was made by means of
silver tube placed in a small incisic
sover the artery of the wrist of eac
s of those who voluteered, and the tul
e was connected in a like manner to D
r Stone's righrt wrist.
d Then, with the aid of a small a
t pump, Dr. Kohn forced the bloc
into the patient's body, after first at
- ministering an enaesthetic to the or
from whom the blood was belt
- The volunteers were taken to ti
bedside one at a time, placed on
, chair and put under an anaestheti
-Although the loss of blood and tl
ordeal of the operation was a sever
strain on Mrs. Stone, she withstoo
- it at the time. After her husband
t death, a few hours later, she collaj
e DIED OF BROKEN HEART.
Wife Insisted on Leaving Farm fc
Arthur Gladden, 58, a prosperou
farmer of Dimondale, Mich., is dea,
,of a broken heart. Owing to the an
ition of his wife to move to the city
Gladden had sold his farm for $8,
000 and purchased a house in Lan
When the time came to give pos
session of the beautiful cottage ani
broad acres which had been his hom
so long, Gladden wandered from fiel
to field, from stable to stable, takini
last looks at all of which he though
so much. Climbing into the haymow
he covered himself in the fragran
clover, the strings of his heart snap
ped and he died without a word or;a
When found his cheeks were stil
wet with the tears which had course!
steadily down his cheeks for the las1
week. It was found that the day be
fore his death Farmer Gladden has
offered to buy back the farm for $1,
000 more than he had received, bul
the offer was refused.
By Customers Because P'rice of Meat
The Jewish quarter in Philadel
phia was the scene of wild disorder
when women of the quarter made de
monstrations against all of the Kosh
er butchers as a protest against the
increase in the price of beef.
Shops were invaded by angry wo
men, prospective customers driven
out, windows broken and kerosene in
numer f instances p)oured over all
meat in sight.
A number of arrests were miade by
police, and reserves of three police
districts were kept busy dispersing
women and sympathizers.
Demonstrations were against two
police station houses in which sev
eral of the wvomen were held prison
ers and p~olice were compeled to use
considerable force in dispersing the
WORK OF A FIEND).
Young Girl in New York Is Shame
A dispatch from New York says
the sixteen year old Virginia Barish is
a raving maniac as the result of a
fiendish attack made upon her b~y
nine men who dragged her into the
woods near North Beach and tore ev
ery stitch of clothing from her body.
The attack was made Wednesday, but
the facts became known when she
was identified at a hospital. The
Igirl said the men dragged her into
the woods and nearly killed her. Her
~ody is covered with bruises. The
police are seekng the fiends through
out the whole section.'
Occasionally a man and woman fall
in love and get married-the faL'
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
Doctor in the Day and Burglar at
Having for more than a year led a
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde existence,
stealing by night and practicing as
an occulist by day, Dr. Benjamin
Holbrook, of West Brandywine town
ship, has confessed many small bur
glaries and is now in Westchester
As the occulist is well connected
and seems to be truly penitent, and
as he has made a clean breast of his
misdoings, the Pennsylvania railroad
detectives who succeeded in drawing
the mask from the man have decided
to ask for a light sentence. The doc
tor will appear before next quarter
sessions, admit his mtany faults and
his strange double life and throw
himself upon the mercy of the court.
It is said that Holbrook, while os
tensibly living a most respectable life
as a struggling young practitioner,
is known to have committed at least
eight burglaries. It may be that he
has been- guilty of more offense
than this, but he says not, and has
convinced the arresting officers tha
he tells the truth.
Holbrook kept his own horse and
bnggy in order to respond when call
ed in eye cases. At night he drovi
long distances from home, tied hi
rig in the woods and then went forti
as a burglar. The particular theft,
that proved his undoing were a:
Wyebrook, on the Downington an<
- New Holland railroad, and at Buck
run, a small station on the Pomero
branch of the Pennsylvania.
- In each of these small places Dr
Holbrook broke into the railroad sta
tion in the dead of night, stealins
t all the mileage and other railroat
tickets, the changeoutof the casi
drawer and even such heavier article
r as a typewriter and a copying press
Dr. Holbrook used one of the stol
f en mileage tickets for two month
after it was missed by the railroad
It was not taken up, but finally whei
he tried to use a second mileage tick
e et from the stolen package it wa
n "lifted" and sent in to the railroaA
n offices at Broad street station and ir
vestigation ended in his arrest.
The Passing of Corea.
a The New York American think
that the days of Corea as an indc
pendent nation are numbered, an
the glory of Yi-Hyeung, Lord of th
S Elephant and King of the Four R4
gions of Heaven, has departed.
d The unhappy Emporer of the Hei
mit people, having been told by hi
Premier that his abdication was de
sired, and the bouffe code of th
. empire being that a delicate hint c
t. this sort must be accepted as a con
e mand, he has dutifully stepped dow
,_ and out.
d It is true the comedy has bee
s played of installing a new Empere
in the person of Crown Prince, bu
s he is an incompetent and a puppe
. pulled by silken strings of Japane,
e It is the fact that by treaty th
1- United States undertook to maintai
e the territorial integrity of Corea, an
eit is history that Japan, in 190~
a guaranteed Corea her national indi
n pendence. But treaties and guarar
11 tees count little when aggression is
e commercial necessitp and when
-. pledge of sentiment is diplomaticl]
There was not even an expressio
p. of real regret when, in 1906, the C<
e rean Legation in Washington close
g its doors and gave the keys to ti
e It was acklowledged at the Stat
a Department that the disappearanc
C. of the black flower-pot hats woul
e mean the loss of a picturesque ek4
*ment of costume; but that was all.
s And there will be no protest whe
-the sun flag of the Island Empire
set up in the high place of the per
insula. Yi-Hyeung is the thirt
fourth Emperor of his dynasty, an
though there may be the fare of ar
r other Lord of the Elephant, etc., th
dynasty is closed, says the New Yor
S WILL FIX THEM!.
It Is Claimed That Turpentine Kill
A dispatch from Atlanta says Pres
ident Harvie Jordan, of the South
ern Cotton association, will probabi
investigate the new spray of turper
tine which is said to be an effectiv
Spreventative of boll weevil, and if h
finds that it does the worn he wil
Sprobably recommend it to farmers a
a means of getting rid of the pest.
The spray was originated by
Louisiana farmer, who is said tV
have got good results with it. The
spray consists of one part turpentin<
to ten parts water, and the plant il
sprayed with it every ten days. Spray;
have been used effectively on frui
trees and plants, and farmers are
watching with great interest furthel
experiments that may be made witl
a spray of turpentine on cotton.
President Jordan will tour Louis
iana making speeches in the interes
of the association and while there h<
will see what resu!ts have followed
the use of the spray. Should it prove
effective, it woule be the most re
markable discovery of recent year:
as no other method has yet beer
found which stops the pest.
WATER nymphs and sirens must
go. They might have made a hit ir
Greece in the old days of high art,
when they froliced in babbling foun
tains, sounding flute-like a flagelot
or the pipe of Pan, but as far as Jer
sey Shore and Pine Creek, Pa., are
concerned, they are doomed. The
authorities there have given orders
that the custom some men and wo
men had of 'bathing there without
even the scant bathing suits must be
EVERY one who visits the James
town Exposition come away well
pleased with the South Carolina Ex
hibit. It is admitted on all sides that
it is the best exhibit on the ground.
This is certainly gratifying to us all,
and in the name of the State we
thank Capt. W. E. Gonzalez and his
committee for their excellent work
in getting this exhibit together. It
is a splendid advertisement for South
THE tender, loving sympathy of
this entire community go out to Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Wannamaker in their
deep sorrow, and if it was possible
for us to do so, we would gladly push
back the great, deep, black shadow
that has fallen across their lives.
That God will bless and sanctify t he
passing of their sweet, little daugh
ter to the good of us all is the sin
eere prayer of a friend whose heart
bleeds because she has gone away.
A Notable Variation of the Per
Cent of Profits.
Sumter County Leads and Beaufort
County at the Foot of the Profit
Mr. W. B. West, dispensary audi
tor, has, after much tedious work,
compiled a table showing the gro-.s
sales, net profits, breakage and net
gain of the 93 county dispensaries.
The table is an interesting one and,
for purposes of comparison shows
exactly how each dispensary is run. -
We publish below as we find it in
For instance there is only one dis
pensary in Abbeville county and the
profits therefrom amounted to over
$6,200, while 10 dispensaries in
Barnwell County brought not quite
$5,000. The 12 dispensaries in Rich
land county brought in over $38,000,
and 11 dispensaries in Charleston
made $11,000. Sumter shows the
largest percentage of gain In profits
and- Florence next with Aiken third.
The statement has been compilied
from figures submitted and sworn to
by the respective county dispensary
boards, or .their authorized clerks.
However, it might be well to state in
regard to the breakage account that
the comparisons: made are, not ab
solutely just insomuch as some
boards have returned railroad short
age as breakage, thus swelling the
This explains the blank for Lex
ington county. In many instances
- claims were filed for the shortage
and have been paid which would
j very materially lessen this account.
I However. the account is in the main
The profit -made by some of the
counties is somewhat larger than has
- been reported-insomuchas they have
3 charged fixtures, bottling outfits, etc.,
to the expense account, which were
I not taken in as assets in making up
Following is the statement for the
I quarter ending June 30:
County Gross sales. Net Profit.
Abbevilie . $ 21,755.57 $ -6,210,18
Aiken. . . . .24,603.9.1 7,883.89
Bamberg. . . 18,468.90 3,841.77
Barnwell. . . 29,137.71 4,950.39
S Beaufort. . .. 18,3452 2,870.5
- Berkeley.. .. 7,683.02 1461.88
Chester . 9 . 6,366.-87-:
P Chesterfield.. 23,380.79 3,91923
- Clarendon ... 10,527.63 2,006.80
Colleton. .. 12,571.08 2,298.54
Dorchester .. 14,543.44 4,468.90
Fairfield.. .. 12,342.98 3,03075 -
s Florence.. .. 38,990.94 12,510.71
- Georgetown. 36,803.45 9,9612
Hampton ... 10,526,65 2,511.45
e Kershaw.. .. 28,972.49 7,049A4
f Laurens .. . 29,339.96 C320.76
Lee ..'.. .. 12,430.92 '3,494-06
Lexington ... 8,487.29 1,585.45
n Orangeburg.. 42;077.77 8,053.58.
Richland.. .. 126,936.25 38,691.64.
aSumter .. -. 35,463.03 13,067.82
SWilliamsburg. 13,538,56 3,037.44
* - 14,468.99
Average per cent. made on- allI bust
ness done in. the State,. 3 4.6.
A Aele............ . 7 n 006f30.20
d Bamerg.......... 8,..53.58Q
Berele. 4-7;477....91 659.02
n hes on...n.the.State191.6.
Abbeseril.... .. .. .. ..$ 293.20
Comern.... ........ ..1.'5.9
BaDrchester.. .... .... ....3414.39
Be arfortd.... .... ..-.. . .17.83
dBFlrkene. .. .. ... -.. . .365.23
eCGergeston.. .... ......11.35
dCollnen.. .... .... ....2275.74
- Dricheste.. ............2.2.9
Sumtr. ... .... ......16.5
Laes..r.. .... .. .. ..263.65
Total .... .........$4,314.44
The fdllowing table gives the num
dber of dispensaries in each county
and the percentage of profit figured
Lon the sales of the quarter:
e * Number. Per cent.
kAbbeville .. .... ... - .40
Aiken .. .........5 47
Bamberg .... .....5
Barnwell. .. .. ....10 24
Beaufort .... .....5 18
Berkeley. ....4 - 23
Charleston. .. ....11 - 30
dhester.. .. .......1 38
Chesterfield .. .....2 20
Clarendon.. .......1 24
-Colleton.. .. .....3 22
yDorchester.. .. .....3 . 44.
Fairfield.. .. .....2 29
Florence.... .....2. 48
Georgetown. .. ....1 37
Hampton.. .. .....5 31
Kershaw.. .. .....2 32
Laurens.. .......2 27
Lexington. .. .. ....3 23
Lee.. .. .... .....1 39
pOrangeburg.. ......6 24
Richland.. .......12 43 -
Sumter.. .. .......3 58
SWilliamsburg.. .. ...3 29
tThe total amount of sales was
$47,477.91, of which Richland dis
posed of $126,936.25, or one-fifth,
while Charleston disposed of - only
one-third as much liquor as Colum
bia through the legal channels. It is
apparent from this that Charleston.
is a very temperate place, and that,
per capita of population and summer
excursionists, more liquor, is drunk in
a dozen of the other 23 counties.
THEY GOT WHIPPED
For Disobeying the Curfew Law in..
At Monroe City, Mo., because ne
groes attacked Rev, Father Mullen,
an order has been passed that the
curfew should ring for negroes at.
Two negroes of Shelbina heard of
Monroe City's curfew, and came over
to show that they did not have to
obey it. The marshal caught them
tearing down placards warning ne
groes, and locked them up. They
were released at midnight and horse
whipped by a crowd of citizens.
A FIENDISH CRLMINAL.
Five Little Girls Are Victims of Ber
At Berlin, Germany, a fiendish and
attrocious criminal has made his ap
pearance on the streets and- five lit-.
tle girls are his victims. The man ap
proached the children on the streets
and by a deft stroke ripped open their
stomachs with a knife. One of the
children is dead. Each crime was
committed in a diffe-'" 1t~itt in
Ithe city. The criminal N - .D
present ti'-e, escaped capture. He
is presumdi to be a madman.
AN old man claiming to be the dev
i appeared in Oyster Bay and tried
to dall on the President. The weather
being too hot to invent any more
characterizations of liars, the father
f tem was not admitted.