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VOL. XXI M1-ANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST1,197NO46
SOME REAL WAF
Casablanca Bombarded by Frencl
and Spanish Cruisers.
MANY MOORS KILLED.
Marines Were Sent Ashore to Pro
tect the European Consulates
French Have Six Wounded But
None Killed-No European Resi.
dents Hurt--Outcome of Nativ(
A dispatch from Tangier, Morocco.
says open hostilities have resulted ir
the injury of five French officers aud
:six sailors, the bombardment of Casa
-Blanca and surrounding villages b.y
French and Spanish battleships and
many casualties among the Moo-s.
The French admiral ordered 150
sailors ashore to protect the consul
ate and the Moors resented this and
opened fire, mowing down the five
officers and six sailors. The French
battleships Galilee, Duchayla and the
Spanish battleship Don Alvaro De
Vazan then began the bombardment
of Castra Blanca. Town battery an
swered but began getting the worst
of it so the Moorish commander offer
ed to apologize. The French de
manded a surrender and will prob
ably demand a more substancial re
paration. Warships have sent men
ashore to protect the European con
sulates, and attend the many d sad
Casablanca on the Morraccan coast
has been bombarded by French cruis
ers, the Moors are reported to have
been shot down in large numbers and
the town, since last Sunday night.
has been practicanly in possession of
landing parties from the French ant
The first shots were fired by the
Moors. The Frenchmen responded
with a bayonet charge and the bom
bardment of the native quarter with
mellinite shells. The Frenchmen had
six men wounded, but no one killed.
No European residents were hurt.
The occupation of Casablanca is a
direct outcome of the native uprising
which resulted in the killing last
last week of eght .uropeans at Casa
. blanct. Both France and Spain are
hurrying other warships with troops
and marines on board to various
points on the Morroccan coast for the
protection of foreigners.
Under the terms of the Algeciras
convention these two powers are
charged with the policing of the sea
ports of Morocco. and their action, at
Casablanca has brought no protest
from any power. The states of Eu
rope have expressed their willingness
that France and Spain restore order
in Morocco. No other countries are
On Saturday night the French nav
al officer in command informed the
Moorish authorities that he was go
ing to land a force for the protection
of the French consul. Authorization
to do so was given. The force went
ashore Sunday morning at daybreak.
The Frenchmen were no sooner on
the beach than they were fired upon
by Moorish soldiers, and in this first
encounter tne French forces sustain
ed all its casualities.
Thie Frenchmen fought their way
to their consulate, and then signaled
the cruiser Galilee to bombard the
native quarter. The Galilee at once
opened upon the Moors. She was
joined at 11 o'clock by the French
cruiser Du Chayla. and both vessels
fired until 2,000 rounds of ammuni
tion had been expended. This fire is
said to have been disastrous to the
The battery on a fort at the mouth
of the harbor fired on one of the
French cruisers, but it was quickly
silenced and reduced.
A second French landing party
went ashore and joined the first par
ty at the consulate. A tmird party
from the Spanish cruiser Don Alvaro
de Bazan was landed and occupied
the Spanish consulate. The European
quarter of Casablanca was not dam
The remainder of the European
residents of Casablanca are either at
their respective consulates or have
taken refuge on board German and
English vessels in the harbor.
Horrible ,details of the slaughter
of Jews, maltreatmmlent of women
and pilage and burning of shops at
Castra Blanca are told by a passenger
who arrived at Tangier Friday from
They say that after the bombard
ment of the place began both the
Moorish soldiers and Arabs revenged
themselves on the inhaabitants, plun
dering, killing and burning on all
They sacked the custom house ant
burned a large part of the city whose
streets are so filled with decomposim
bodies that an epidemic is threatened.
Among the Jews killed was a man
under protection of the British con
sulate. His sisters were assaulted and
carried off by Moors.
TRIED TO MAKE PEACE.
But Instead Killed the Fatnser of His
Losing his temper because his ef
forts as a peacemaker did not suc
ceed, Edward Mulvaney. a young
man. knocked down and killed his
prospective father-in-law. Robert Sea
lander, a contractor on Pacific street.
The killing was the outcome of a
quarrel between Mr. Sealander and
his son. Mr. Mulvaney, who was
calling on Miss Sealander. feared that
the digputanlts would harm each oth
er, and intervened. -s plea for
peace was not heard and the con
tractor turned upon him.
Argument developed and Mulvani
er and Sealander adjourned to thl
street to settle their quarrel. Mul
vaney struck Sealander a powerful
blow onl the he~ad. knocking hi'
do-wn. The contractor died shorti.
afterward. Mulvaney was taken mn
BITTEN BY A SPID)ER.
Greenlville Laundrymlan Suffers Greal
* Pain From the Wound.
Bitten by a large black spider earil
Thursday morning. Tilden Batson-l.
laundryman of Greenville. was terri
blr ill. Two physicians were sum
moned before the man got relief fron
SHOOTS TWO MEN.
One is Dead and the Other May
A Tragedy in Pittsburg-Twin Broth
ers Fired Upon Because They De
manded Order in Their Hotel.
At Pittsburg, Pa.. Ludwig C. Seze
giel, said to be an unattached Polish
priest of Chicago. walked in a hotel
early Thursday morning and without
warning, it is said, wh.pped out a
.38 calibre revolver and opened fire
upon the two proprietors. twin broth
ers named Steven and Andrew Star
znyski. Steven died within an hour
and Andrew may not recover. The
cause of the shooting is unknown.
When Sezegiel came to Pittsburg
about ten days ago he went to the
hotel kept by the brothers, accompa
nied by a woman whom he introduced
as his housekeeper. They secured an
apartment of two rooms. The woman,
Francisca Sprock. is held as a suspi
cious person. She denies all knowl
edge of the shooting.
Sczegiel. it is said had been drink
ing. Mrs. Starzynski, wife of Andrew,
said that about 10 minutes before
the shooting her husband had repri
manded the pair for making a dis
turbance. He then rejoined his
,rother in the dining room, where a
few minutes later, she says, the priest
Sczegiel applied Wednesday to the
-rector of St. Adelbert's Polish Catho
lic church for employment as assist
ant. but the request was refused.
Francisca Sprock. the priest's fea
male companion. stated that she had
only come to Pittsburg on Tuesday
and was on her way to visit a brother
in Cambria county. The police are of
the opinion that she had no hand in
The priest was committed to jail
on a charge of murder. while the wo
mnan was held as a witness.
Killed His Wife and Himself at
T. J. Wingfield, aged 50, Thursday
shot and killed his wife, aged 25, and
committed suicide by her dead body
in the Wingfield home in Roanoke.
Va. Wingfield left a note in which
he said he would kill his wife and
himself, giving as his reasons for the
act that another man had invaded
The couple quarreled on a back
porch and after going into the dining
room Wingfield fired two shots
through his wife's brain. He picked
up the dead body and carried it to a
bedroom where he placed it on a bed.!
Standing over the bed of the woman.
Wingfield cut ais throat. the knife
with which he severed his jugular
vein dropping on the cheek of the
wife. Wingfield fell to the floor and
The Wingfields came a week ago
from Hagerstown, Md. Wingfield
had been running on the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad, with which company
he was employed as a brakeman.
SERIOUS WRECK. I
Four Persons Were Killed and Three~
1-our persons are dead and three1
ery seriously injured as the re
suit of a head-on collission between
southbound local freight and an ex
tra train on the Western and Atlan
tic railroad, one mile north of Dalton,.
Ga., at 5 o'clock Thursday afternaoon.
Engineer J. L. Heggie. of. South
ound train, Tunnell Hill, Ga.
Fireman John Roach. Dalton, Ga.
C. F. Colbert, brakeman.
Tom Bartenfield, brakeman, Dal- 1
J. B. Killibrew, engineer north-I
ound train, seriously.r
-Dilbeck, brakeman, Dalton. t
Fireman Suddeth of the extra 1
train who escaped by jumping su i~
that the collision was caused b.y the i
failure of his train crew to readi their
VERY CJAd CALb.
Train Runas Into a Wagon Loaded1
At Greenwood onl . ursday pas
enger train on the Seaboard Air
ine came near playing havoc with a
aumer of negroes seatcd in a wagon
and belonging to a funeral procession
he cowcatcher struck the wagon
midships between fore and hind
wheels and under crdinary circumn
tances occupants and mule would
iave been instantly killed.
Instead the harness being old, rot
en and patched, gave way and the!
wagon was pulled away from the'
nule. who. not understanding what
1ad happened to the load he was puw
in went to eating grass at once. Tb
ccupants all had time to jump oul
o they were not in any way injuried.
The' train ran along with the wag-!
n to the station, only about ..'I
yards away. The wagon was not hurt
much in the fransactionl. it was an
WAVE OF CRIME.
The Record In New York Is Just
Thr haebe 1 attacks on
wmnand girls in Greater New
Yoksince May 4th, and only eight~
convictions. The record of this three
monts i witoutparalelin the his
toryof te cty. achday adds its
quot, ad wtnesesgrowing anger
on he artof hepublic. The fig
ure. gvenar fo caesreported to
scrsof other affairs in which those
attacked kept the facts secret in or
der to avoid putblicity.
A Boy Thrown Out of a Wagon and
While returning .zui prayer meet
ing Wednesday night near Longview.
lexas. E team drive by H. Gibson be
came frightened and scattered the oc
cupants along the roadway. Olde
Gibson. a boy, asleep mi the wagon.
was Lnrown out and killed. Rev. J.
M. Spivey, a Baptist preacher, was
injured internally and three others
were badly hurt.
A So-Called Witchcraft Sect,
Hurling Bomb in Meeting.
OLD PURITANIC WAY.
The Church Members Rise to Save
Perm berwick Hamlet, Comn., From
a Hypno1tit-The Mother of a
Youth Who Fell Under Evange
list's Spell LAads Attack on the
House Where Meetings Were Held.
Raising the ominous cry of "witch
craft," as did their ancestors when
they burned Ann riutchinson at the
stake three hundred years ago. a mob
of Connecticut, farmers stormed a
house at Pemberwick Hamlet, Conn..
the other night. They threw a bomb
at an itinerant evangelist within.
They accused him of mesmerizing the
Henry Spilkins, the preacher, es
caped deata by a miracle, as did the
little flock of "Pentecostals" he had
gathered about him. The country
side alleges they were saved by Black
Three weeks ago Spilkins. swarth.
hickset and eloquent, found his way
into Pemberwick and announced that
he would hold Pentecostal revivals
until he had converted the "godless
The farmers for miles about, all
prosperous, all orthodox and most of
them rigorous Baptists, Methodists or
Presbyterians, laughed at the "Salva
tionist." as they called him and warn
ed to leave at once.
The first night he held a protract
d meeting in Alvah Wood's hay
aeadow at sunset, and Woods, a
ceptic. sat on the rail fence forty
ards away, his only astener.
But next right Woods was there
-ith his two daughters and a neigh
or, whom he had told that Spilkins
put 9p the consarndest interesting
st" talk on religion he's ever heard'
From that time on crowds attended
e revivals. Farm lads took their
est girls; others went from curios
ty: Woods and his daughters became
)penly converted and took the evan
elist to thei- big farm house to live
nd to preach. Hiram, oldest son of
Irs. Burtsell, who has the biggest
arm in the neighborhood, joined the
new Pentecostal revivers:" the
ountry side suddenly became in
On Sunday the two regular minis
ers in the community preached only
o the steadfast members of their
ngregations who held offices -in the
These rose up and denounced the
ntruder. Woods and his daughters
ad been mesmerized by, Spilkins
hey said. It was the Black Art he
as using to win the little hamlet
way from the old Puritan beliefs.
'or the sake of the true religion he
ust be put where he could do no
Mrs. Burtsell joined this faction.
er son, she cried, already led astray,
ust be save~d from the wizard.
And so, ledl by a woman, as wo
en egged on their ancestors of other
ays, fifty far mers, their wives and
hildren, marched upon the Wood's
armhouse, where Spilkins and h.,
tile band of pilgrims sat in meet
.ie mob crept to the window and
;ilently watched for a time the ser
rice that proceeded in the rustic kit
hen, Spuikins was preaching, they
aid afterward a weird sort of do
trine that no one. had ever heard be
re. His black, beady eyes, were
red upon the Burtsell boy and his
ewest convert. Sarah Jellard, w'ho
y inertly with .eyes half closed in
e chairs near the table pulpit.
Then, into the midst of the "reviv
LI. come one of the mob threw a
ottle filled with a dark admixture
if liquids, which exploded as it struck
e itinerant preacher on the head. 1
A moment later and the whole
om was blaz:ing, the converts, even
> the mesmerist's principal victims.
ying out. Spilkins was badly scared.
everala others who had been wor
hiping with him suffered serious
Some say a woman threw the bomb
[he other side compllains5 that Spil
tins himself exploded it.
The District Attorney issued a war
at for the arrest of Spilkins. and
e Wod girls compelled him to issue
~nother for David Norris. an "outsidl
'r.~ The girls declare it was Norris
ho threw the bomb.
Trias will be held immediately.
uut the countryside is so wrought upl
hat the two religious fartions are al
nost sure to clash.
BECOMES HIS HEIR.
'hinaman Adlopts a W~hite Boy as
Through a documenlt filed in the
)ffice of the recorder of deeds of
~chuylkill county. Pa.. Charlie Sing.
Chinese laundryman, becomes the
>ster father of Charles Hunt. a white
ory of Philadelpihia parentage. The
oy's mother. grandmother. and
reat.grandother. all of Philadel
)hia, are parties to the agreement.
hey agree that the boy's name shall
Iecome Roy Soo Sing, that CAarlie
sing shall be his father and in return
he boys becomes the legal heir of the
L Appeal That Should Be Promptly
Ms. Forrest Gooding, of Washing
ton the young woman upon whomz an
attack was made near Alexandria.
Va.. several days prior to her mar
riage. by Joseph Thomias, alias
Wright. colored, now under sentence
of death for the crime has personal
y appealed to Governor Swanson
for the commiutationi of the sentence
f the prisoner to life imprisonment.
Sent lUp on a Charge of Murder and
At a preliminary hearing before ..
Calhoun. Esq., John Millan, color
ed. was held for the court of general
sesons on the charge of murder in
onnection with the late livery sta'le
fire at Clio in which two persons were
urned to death and a number or
SHE TOOK THEM IN.
A Clever Woman Dupes New
York and Montreal.
Poses in Canada as Daughter of
House of Lichester-Runs Up Bill
But Leaves Diamonds to Settle.
A dispatch from Montreal, Canada,
says Mrs. Eva Fox-Strangways, the
Eng :ish governess who posed in New
York as the daughter of the house of
Lichester, and run board bills at
prominent hotels, casned wortimiess
cnecks, and borrowed .iberally from
Miss Louise Kard McAlister, the
daughter of Ward McAlister, had
rather a picturesque career whae she
was in that city.
Her methods there were some
what similar to taose employed in
New York. She came wit. a letter of
introduction to Sir William Van
Horne, and through him was intro
duced iM...Le expensive bnglish set.
Her boast- of close relationship to
what she called the proudest family
in England - gave her an immediate
entree to the best peopie in Mon
She was introduced to the firm of
Henry Morgan & Co., and they were
only too glad to serve her. She or
dered many beautiful gowns and fol
lowing her usual custom, forgot to
pay for them. She put up at the
Place Viger, and nothing in the ho
tel was too good for her. As the
daughter of an English earl, she re
ceived the most flattering attention
from the proprietor down to the beil
Mrs. Fox-Strangeways found it pro
fitale and pleasant to pose as an in
alid. She engaged one of the most
rominent physicians in Montreal.
nd he visited her regularly up to
the time of her departure, which was
rather hasty. She did not pay him
ror his professional services, but bor
owed a sum of money from him
with which she was to have paid her
>assage to England, "her friends hav
ng blundered in some way and mis
lirected the draft, probably sending
t tc Melbourne."
Meanwhile, she had developed an
ceptionally liking foi- champagne.
It was, she said, ordered by the doc
:or. and there were other invalids in
;he hotel at the time who wanted to
iave the same doctor. During one of
e "spells" when sne was not as ill
s usual, she told the story of being
ngaged to be married to a wealthy
tustralian, whose son, she said, was
Lt that time a student at McGill cil
Sure enough, a youth was found
ho was from Australia, and his
ame was the same as that which she
ad mentioned. He visited her daily,
ven when she was too ill to be seen
y any one else, except the docto".
feanwhile.the bill was running up at
Ln alarming rate, and nothing coin
ng in. Her promises were many. hut
.ot one was kept. Her hotel bill f
ally ran up to $1,000.
The end of all was a seizure upon
.er goods, including her diamonds,
Lnd these were advertised for sale.
'hey sold- for a fair sum. and it is
aid that in the end the Place Viger
vas not a heavy loss. It was only
~fter she had gone that many promi
ment persons felt how badly they had I
leen taken in.
GROUND TO PIECES.
rain Crashes into Carriage Mangling
Four persons. employes of the Not
ood house at Allenhurst, N. J., were
stantly killed Wednesday night 1
rhen their carriage was run down
vy a Pennsylvania passenger flyer,i
nown as the bankers' special, at thei
~orlies avenue crossing. They were
homas Edwards. a driver, and Lor
tta Grace, Jennie McDonald and
annah Murphy, waitresses.
The Corlies crossing is just south
f the local station of the New York
a Long Branch railroad, and the sta
ion platform was crowded with sum
ner visitors, who witnessed the acci-1
lent. Edwards had stopped his team1
mt the crossing, where an excursion
rain, drawn up at the station block
d the road.
As the excursion train drew out.
dwards star-,ed his horses, and the
,arriage was squarely on the rails,
m'hen the flyer, southbound, and the
Lpproach of which had been hidden
v the oppositely moving special, tore
~cross the roadway. Horses, carriage
4nd occupants were ground to bits.
he bodies of Edwards and the wo-,
nen being frighfully mangled.
IN GERMANY TO.-'
leven Personas Killed and Ten Hurt
A passenger train was derailed
n Wednesday night between Posen
4nd Thorn. Germany. The two en
ines were overturned and three cars
ere demolished. The official report
ays that 11 persons were killed and
d about 101 were injured. Among
he dead are Prince Alexandria Beg
)toff, two sons of Count Keiserlingk
f Mitau, Russia. and a Russian cap
ain, who was accompanying them.
According to official information
he casualties are confied to Rus.AianS
Poles and Germans. Several su-:viv
rs, who have come in to Berlic. de
ar'e that the overturned cars caught
re and that terrible scenes ensued.
lany of the passengers escaped with
LALRGE SHA4RKS CAUGHT.
'hree .Big Onecs Caught on the Char
Te Post says three large sharks
were caught along the river front mi,
3harlestonl on Thursday afternoon by
unater fisherman. and their capture
axcited a lot of interest f'rom the pas
~engers of the 6:30 boat. A nine
foot shark and a six-foot monster
were caught off Union wharf, and a
five-foot fist got hooked off the old
Market street wharf. There were
also a~ shark seen off the Mount
Pleasant wharf Friday morning.
KILL!'Dl HIS WIFE.
The Awful Crime of' An Aged North
Near Kent, N. C.. Pasom Godwin,
aged 73 years, foAnoring a quarrelI
vitat his wife, shot her dead Wed
nesday. He escaped and the sheriff
Is pursuing him with bloo4a-ounds.
Godn is armed with a rifle.
Caught in Charleston by a Very
A Woman Fell And the Crash of
Glass and the Flowing of Boose
Charleston is after the blindtigers
and many of them are run in. The
Post says the rural police think that
in the arrest of Sylvia Washington,
Julia Davis and Amelia Bryan,
caught last Thursday near the phos
phate mines they have practically
broken up. the business of the fea
male blind tigers. These feamale
tigers have a queer place to carry the
liquor they sell. They line their
skirts with half pint bottles of cheap
booze and sell it by the drink or by
The woman were committed to jail
T-irsday by Magistrate Behrens, in
default of bond of $300, on a charge
of violating the dispensary laws of
The system of booze selling was
discovered in a peculiar way. One
of the women the other day had a
particularly large supply 6f whiskey
concealed under her skirts, in the
lining. It was contained in half
She was getting along swimming
ly, and was doing a good business
without much apparent fear of dis
covery as to the methods of carrying
the contraband, but unfortunately,
she was not so sure footed as some
mules are said to be, and tripped up
among the rocks in the region of the
When the feamale tiger fell. there
was a crash and a breaking of glass,
while her skirts took on a sickly
drenched appearance. The cat was
ut of the bag, so to speak, fDr it was
emonstrated that a living barroom
ad been wrecked, as 'twere, and the
olice were made wise to a brand new
wrinkle in the business.
They kept their eyes peeled and as
t result three a.rests were made of
.eadiale tigers. Sylvia Washington
nd Julia Davis were captured near
he rock fields of the Cnarleston Min
ng Company, and Amelia Bryan was
laced under arrest at Fetteresse.
The feamale tiger is really some
ing brand new. and the skirt trick
s another new thing in tiger circles.
'or some time this liquor peddling
)usiness seems to. have been in pro
ress. It is though that from now on
t will cease to find favor among the
amsels who were formerly engaged
n the business.
he Sad End of a Prominent Repub
George Wallace Delamater, once
andidate for governor of Pennsyl
ania and who served-as Stat' sena
or from Crawford county from 1887
o 1890, committed suicide Wednes
lay by shooting in his office at Pitts
Grief over the death of his father.
;eorge B. Delamater. at Meadville,
a., on May 6, and the sudden death
if his son, James Scott Delamater, in
rune at Connellsville, Pa., is believed
> be the cause of the suicide.
Shirley P. Austin, a son-in-law,
rho took charge of the body, declar
i that the dead man's affairs are in
mo way involved and that he had
iothing to worry about. Delamater
vas connected with the Prudential
ie Insurance company in Pittsburg
ud leaves a comfertable fortune to
s family, being heavily insured.
Senator Delamater has not been ac
ive in State politics recently, but
iver a decade ago he wielded a great
nifuence in political circles. Follow
g his service as a State senator, he
ecame the Republican nominee for
~overnor through the support of
nuited States Senator Matthew Stan
y Quay. This was in 1890.4
The Democratic candidate was
~obert E. Pattison? and tne campaign
vas one of the most bitterly fought
Pennsylvania !or many years. Pat
Ison won after a de-sperate battle.
)ut only because Allegheny county
urned against Delamater.
CHASED OUT OF TOWN
n AccoUnt of Row Negroes Made to
At Hillsboro, Ill., ill feeling to
yards negroes which had been brew
g since last Friday night, when
ohn T. Maddux, an aged white man
vas assaulted by a negro, culminated
a race riot Thursday night and a
najority of the negroes were chased
ut of town.
Negroes and whites citizens fought
the streets for several hours.
~'inally most of the negroes fled and
irder was restored. C. D. Fry, who
mas a contract for paying work and
mploys negroes, insisted that his em
)loyes be protected but to no effect.
Fry went to st. Louis declaring
hat he procure other negro laborers.
tis feared if he brings back a nr'm
)er of negro laborers that bloodshed
yill result, as anti-negro feeling is at
ANOTHER GONE WRONG.
olored Postmaster Arrested for
Making False Returns.
The postmaster at Port Royal, S.
). Jones, a negro, is charged b~y the
)OStal inspection othcials with embex
:lement and making false returns to
.he auditor at Washington. Jones is
rom Beech Island, near Augusta, and
ras working in the shops at the
maval station when his appointment
ras made about three years ago. HeI
a civil service man. Saturday
might Jones sent a friend for a large
~uantity of laudanum, but the drug
;ist insisted on a written order and
his the friend refused to give. Since
,his time Jones has been carefully
TROOPS COMMIT CRIME.
he Turks Invade Persia and Burni
The latest advices from the fron
ier say that; the Turkish troops,
which recently crossed the northwest
rrontier of Persia are marching on
Urmuia, burning and devastating
villages along the route. The Chris
:ian village of Mevan is reported to
tave been shelled and ninety persons,
nluding many women and children,
mre said to have been killed. Ten
;irls were carried off. Panic prevails
Imported From China to This Coun
try by Scores for
San Francisco to Fight Sin That Is
Her Greatest Curse-Mere Chil
dre Imprisoned in Low Oriental
Dives to Die of Brutal Treatment.
Interpreters and Some Lawyers In
League With Smugglers.
One of the most terrible curses
that ever blighted a city is tne slave
trafic among the Chinese of San
Francisco and other ports of the Pa
cific coast. Helpless young Chinese
girls, ignorant 6f the ways of the
world and unable to speak any other
language save the dialects of the in
terior of China, are brought to this
country through the unscroupulous
agencies which deal in human flesh.
San Francisco is the center of these
evil operations for the West, and St.
Louis for the East. Chinese girls are
being smuggled into this country by
the hundreds and, after they get here,
are th rown into vile dens where they
are subjected to the most brutal and
degrading treatment on the part of
their masters and the other Cninese
and low whites who frequent the
A duel in the street of Chinatown,
recently following -the attempted as
sassination of a slave importer by a
slave agent who demanded money
due h'im for bringing a fresh victim
to this country, revealed anew to the
authorities the horrows of the prac
tice and the extent to which it has
expanded. The whole system is a
network of exil practices, wheels
within wheels, by means of which the
girls when once caught have little or
no hope of escape. When existence
in their tiny cells in tue low Chinese
dives becomes too unbearable, they
take their own lives. Sometimes they
manage to escape by the aid of
riends who appeal to the missionar
ies, who are working night and day
Lo save them and who are doing won
.erful work against such discourag
- Chinese slave importers*of San
'rancisco employ many agents who
re sent to the old country to get the
irls, picked out before hand by other
gents working constantly on tae oth
r side. When an agent goes to get a
irl he tells her parents that he wants
er for his wife. According to the
hinese custom he pays a genorous
;um for her and she is his. The girl
nay be anywhefe from the age of 13
,o 20 years, the younger the better.
is the Chinese think a woman aged
rhen she has gone beyond her twen
ieth year. The innocent little girl is
,aken by her "husband" on- board
hip where she travels as a first clas
,assenger. He buys her costly clothes
nd jewels and the poses as an
.erican born Chinese who has be
>ome prosperous in this country, and
'ho is bringing a bride from his
ather's country. This he may do
inder the immigration laws.
He is provided with marriage pa
)ers, which by the way, were made
t for him by unscroupulous Ameni
an lawyers in league with the slave
lealers. The little girl never suspects
hat she is geing victimized and does
ust as her husband coaches her to
0. The immigration officer converses~
ith'er through a Chinese interpret
r usually in league with the slave
lealers. If the girl does suspect any
hing, the agent makes it worth the
aterpreter's while to misiconstrue her
ords. Once she is safely past this
arier she is as good as doomed, for
'arely is she rescued on her way to1
She is taken to a house in the foul
st of the Chinese quarters of San
~'ranisco and placed in a tiny room
done. If she submits quietly to a
ife of shame it is not likely that her
naster will beat her. If she not not
;he is cruelly mistreated until her1
;pirit is broken. Then she will either
one or two thngs. She will go on
ying in the little room with one breatn
f fresh air a week, submittirng e
self to her master's wishes, or she
il 3nd her life. If she follows the
nst she eventually becomes thin and
,ale, her beauty fades. and she is
brown aside to become a servant for
e ext slave.
BABY GIRL IN BUNDLE.
erhant Took tUusual Present
Home to Invalid Wife.
When Chas B. Cryer saw a couple
iraw up to the door of his crockery
;tore of 584 Michigan avenue, Detriot
iich. on Wednesday and a woman
light bearing a large box neatly tied,
nhich she requests him to take nome
>o his wife, e took the package with
)ut a thought that the contents would
,e other than flowers or some other
:oken of regard for M'rs. Cryer, who1
snot strong and is often made the
'cipiet of kind remembrances. He
arried it to his home and waited a
noment to see what friend had been
>o genorous in remembering his wife
Stnding by his wife's side he wat
hed her untie the cords and lift the
over of the box, and there lay a baby
;irl about a month old asleep. The1
ittle stranger was neatly dressed.,
tnd the thoughtful donor had even
pebeed to put the nursing bot
le by her side and the nipple in her
Attached to the clothing was a note
sking Mr. and Mrs. Cryer to keep
he baby, if possible, for the writer
ew that they would give it a goon1
mne and be kind to it. Mr. and Mrs.
~rer have no intimation of the
vs parentage or history. but have
cided to keep her, as they are
FIRED ON POSSE
ii a Negro Fell lDead Riddled With
At Tifton, Ga.. Ji' i Hall was shot
d killed by a posse late Thursday
ight. Hall and another negro, Tonm
ateman. had a dispute about a negro
.mian. Hall shot Bateman three
:ies and fled. A number of mien
ere sworn in as a posse and follow
dd Hall. When they came up with
:be negro. Hall appeared to be half
razed and opened fire on the posse.
ris was returned and the negr:o fell
ead. Bateman was not seriously
THE WIFE WINS.
The State Supreme Court Makes
An important Decision.
A Complicated Insurance Case as to
Who Siould Receive the Benefit
The State Supreme Court has just
decided a case that is of much impor
tance to all people who carry insur
ance policies. The supreme court has
reversed the lower court in the case
of Mrs. hattie K. Speegle against We
Woodmen of the World, a suit for in
surance money- under the member
ship in the order held by the late J.
E. Speegle, )ut of whose administra
tion of the office of county supervisor
of Greenville so much sensational
matter developed a few years ago.
Mrs. Speegle wins the case before
the supreme court and is held to be
entitled to the sum of $3,000.
i.Lne opinion of the supreme court
is written by Chief Justice Pope and
briefly recites the facts in the case.
On June 19, 1896, J. E. Speegle be
came a member of the Wood
men of the world and . re
ceived a benefit certificate for $3,000,
payable at his deata to his wife, Sus
an Speegle, and.subject to .ne consti
tution and bylaws of the oruer. Mrs.
peegle died in March, 1900, and
thereafter Mr. Speegle married Miss
-attie K. Goodwin, the marriage be
ing performed at the Jerome hotel
in Columbia. There were seven chil
dren by the first marriage.
After the death of the first Mrs.
Speegle no new beneficiary was nam
ed in the certificate. Mr. Speegle
died Oct. 17, 1905, his wife, Mrs.
Hattie K. Speegle, surviving him. ,ne
began action on March 22, 1906, to
recover the amount of the certificate
rhe defendant coporation .ed a pe
tition for interpleader alleging that
there was a dispute- between the
plaintiff and the children of twe first
marriage as to who was entiled to
the benefit and prayed tnat it be al
lowed to pay the fund into court, and
that the children be made parties de
endant and contest with the plain
tiff the right to the benefit. 'I.e
petition was granted and the children
appeared and answered. Judge
Watts held that they were entitled to
the fund, and plaintiff appealed.
Chief Justice Pope the quotes the
lonstitution and bylaws of the Wood
men of the worid organizatioD, sec
ion 3, stating the regulationsin re
,ard to payments of benefits. It
S provided therein that in case bene
its are payable to a relative also
eceased at the time of the members
eath, and no new designation has
,een made. the benefits shall be due
and payable to the member's next
iving relations in the order named in
his section-to wit, wife, children,
dopted children, parents, brothers
The Chief Justice discusses the
1eaning of the word "next" in this
ection, admitting -at there is a
;hade of difference in meaning be
ween "next" and "nearest," but con
tuding that in this connection the
-ord means "nearest." The purpose
f the order, he says, is clearly to
)rovide by these benefits for depenr
lent relations of the members, and
tis held that the wife is the first
the order named.
The respondents set up the con-1
ntion that on the death of the first
'ife here interests in the benefit re
rerted to her children. It was fur
her claimed that the failure to name
new beneficiary exhiiited the in
ention that the children should be.
e beneficiaries. This, says the I
heif justice, is not sustained. Spee- I
le had the power at any time to
hange the beneficiary under the by
aws of the organization, and until
s death no one could be said to1
uave vested interest.
Even if there had been no second
ife the children could have had only
a expectancy or contingency in the
,enefit. It is just as probable that he
ntended by the failure to name a
aew beneficiary that the benefit
'ould fall to his wife. The chief]
ustice holds that by his second mar-,
'iage he practically named, or rather
nade, in the light of the bylaws, a
aew beneficiary, and this caused the
sxpectancy of the children to cease.
.n these grounds the Judgement of
,he circuit court is reversed.
WILLIAMS THE NOMINEE.
'ins Over Vardamian by Majority of
648 for Senator.
The Democratic State executive
ommitee of Mississippi on Thursday I
jeclared Congressman John Sharp
Villiams the party nominee for
jnited States Senator.
1he returns showed a majority of
348 votes for W?..ams, the totals be
ng Wiliams 59.496, Vardaman 58,
46. There will be no contest over
Aftersat short caucus between the
wo factions, .,. was finally agreed to
ihde b)y the semi-official returns as
urnished the Secretary of State from
rarious counties, and which show
hat Williams has a majority of 648
Te motion to decla.e Williams the
oninee was seconed by friends of
iov. ardamlan. The committee then
ornal ly declared Williams nomina
ed. TIis is considered a final settle
nent of the celebrated contest.
THE DEADLY AUTO.
wo Men Killed and Two Injured in
A race between two big automo-~
les between Muiwaukee and Okou
hee, a distance of about 25 miles,
ith a supper and $25 as tihe stake=.1
h'ursday ended in a frightful acci-t
lent to one of the cars, restuil g I
n the death of two of its occupanls
nd the painful though not fatal inl
ury of two others.. The machine
ollided with a bridge ove bi
reek, 10 miles west ofdb ~~ldaer
ho wrecked ca is owned - Alder
enwsth ote nachine, which
'ached its destination in safety.
POisONl~I 1Y TOADSTOOLS.
cto' Already Dead and Four of
Dr. C. P. Dinsmore, aged 50, is
lead and four of his family are dy-1
ng as the result of eating toadstools
yr mushrooms, at Deep Valley, W.
Ta., a country v?aage 45 miles south
ias of Wheelng Sunday.
Of Robt Sassaman, Who Accuses
His Sweetheart of
A Very Remarkable Situation-The
Brutal KMling o fCarl Miller in
May Three Years Ago-The Uni.
que Feature in the Case That as
Attracted Wide Attention, Not On
ly in Missouri But Elsewhere.
Charging that his former sweet
heart, Anna Bentley, committed the
murder of which he is himself ac
:used by the girl, Robert Sassanann
will present the most novel defense
in the criminal history of Missouri
when he is placed on trial Monday,
at Warrensburg, Mo.
The case was called in June, but
the venire of sixty men was exhaus
ted without securing a jury, and a
continuancd granted to the 12th of
August. Owing to the great popu
lar interest in the crime, it will prob
ably be exceedingly difficult to find
twelve men who have not formed de
The case against Sassaman rests
mpon the assertion of Anna Bentley
that the accused man, who was once
her lover, killed Carl Miller for pur
poses of robbery. Against this charge
3aman will declare that Miss Ben
tley committed the deed and iifor
ned the authorities that he did it,
hrough anger at his marriage to
mother woman. It is only the old
tory of a woman scorned, if Sassa
nan is to be believed-a woman who
lid not stop at murder and perjury
;o obtain revenge. Sassaman is of a
wealthy family and some of the best
attorneys of his section have been.
=mployed to defend him.
Carl Miller, sixty years of age, was
dled May 30, 1904, two and one
alf miles west of Holden, and his
>ody thrown into an abandoned well.
Tearly ffve month had passed before
my inkling of the crime became
>ublic, when Anna Bentley made the
tartling accution against Sassa
nan. Officials ent with Miss Bent
ley to the scene of the crime, and in
he slimy water of the abandoned
well the decomposed body of the
ld man was found. On the evidence
f the girl the coroner's jury render
d a verdict that the victim, had come
:o his deathat the bands of Sassa
According to the story told the of
icers by the woman, she and Sassa
nan made the acquaintance of Miller
tt Holden and persuaded him to ae
ompany them on a camping trip to
ansa. They were delayed by a
,wollen stream and on the night of
day 30, at the camp fire, Sassaman
lew the old man, and crushed his
k'ull with an ax. The alleged motive
as the possession of Miller's team
nd wagon. A heavy stone was fas
ened to the body, and it wasthrown
to the old well. Sasaman and the
roman proceeded to Kanayv, going
o Topeka. In September, Sasaman.
ecording to Miss Bentley, deserted
er to go to North Dakota with the
tention of killing a tweetheart of
ers of whom he was jealou.. She
nmediately returned to Missouri
nd informed on him.
Sassaman's story of the crime puts
he crime on the woman. The night
f the murder, as the old man leaned
~ver the fire to light his pipe, the
oman, according to Sassaur's
tory, hit him on the head with an
, killing him instantly. She then
aid to Sassaman: "From now on,
obby, you do what I say or you'll
et a dose of the same medicine, I
m a woman, and if you should tell
hat I killed Miller, nobody will be
eve you. If I say you did it, they'll
believe me and hang you. If you
2arry that girl in St. Louis or have
nything more to do with her I'll lay
his murder on you the day you get
After several quarrels with Miss
entley in Topeka, Sassaman left
ier and went to St. Louis, where he
2aried the girl of whom the Bent
y woman had been jealous. The
ouple were married in Kansa City,.
nd notice of the issue of the license
as published in the Kansa City pa
)ers. Miss Bentley read it and im
ediately made good her alleged
breat to accuse Sassaman of the
Owing to its unique features, the
ase has attracted wide attention,
Lnd popular opinion is about equally
ivided as to the guilt of the man or
he woman, while many believe. that
)oth had a hand in the murderous
iffair and are now attempting to
hift all the blame on their partner
n guilt. _______
MLI)ER A.ND SUICIDE
L Woman is Killed By a Man Who
Mrs. Laura Ray, proprietress of the
Success Inn," a popular boarding
ouse in Asheville, was shot five
ies and almost instantly killed
Eortly' before noon Thursday, by
:obert Murdock, keeper of a stall in
e market house, who after empting
is weapon into the woman's body,
eliberately reloaded and fired three
hots into his own heart.
The tragedy occurred at the board
g house on a busy street and caus
d intense excitement. Murdock was
nfatuated with Mrs. Ray, who was
respectable woman, and repelled his
CANOES GOT TANGLED.
wo Young Men Drowned In Race
At Defiance. Ohio, were. canoe rac
g on the Maumee river Thursday,
he boats of Karl Krotz and Victor
dansfield became entangled and both
nen were thrown into the water and
rownerd. Thenie were recover