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VERY SAD CASE.
Could Not Bear to See His Belov
ed Wife Go Out
TO WORK FOR OTHERS
Lost His Reason and Killed Her and
Himself-The Couple Had Lived
Happily Together Until the Hus
band Lost His Health and Spent
-His Savings in Doctor's Bills and
Medicines in Trying to Get Well.
A pathetic case happened in New
York on last Wednesday night, when
Harry Dhernock awoke and found
that in his sleep or in a trance he
had stabbed his wife Mollie. four
times, he leaped from a third-story
window and crushed out his own life
on the stone pavement.
Mrs. Dhernock, who is in Bellevue:
hospital, may not recover. The cou
ple lived with the wife's mother,
Lena Goodman, and their five-vear
old child. They had been married
six years and Wednesday was their
They came to this country from
Russia five years ago. The couple
were very happy until six months
ago, when Dhernock was taken ill
and had to give up his work. All the
money they had saved went for phy
sicians and medicine.
When the funds were exhausted,
Mrs. Dhernock, 25 years old, and
pretty, went out to work to earn a
paltry sum to support the little fam
ily. The young husband brooded
constantly over his ill health, and the
fact that his wife had to work.
Dhernock was more cheerful Wed
nerday and when his wife was about
to start for her daily toil, he said;
"Come home early today, Mollie; you
know this is our wedding anniversary
We will have a little celebration; a
Mrs. Dhernock was home prompt
ly and they had a merry little party.
They retired early and shortly af
ter 3 o'clock Wednesday morning the
young wife was awakened by her
His eyes were open, but glazed.
He appeared to look at her, but there
was no gleam of intelligence in his
"Mollie," he said, in an unnatural
voice, "I am going to kill you."
"You wouldn't do that Harry, said
the wife, terrified.
Without another word Dhernock
got out of bed and went to the dress
er. He took a pair of scissors from
a drawer while his trembling wife
watched him, too frightened to ut
ter a word.
Returning to the side of the bed
he plunged the scissors into her left
breast, just over the heart.
Mrs. Dhernock gave one scream,
which aroused her mother.
Dhernock, apparently unconscious
of what he had done, walked calmly
into the kitchen, sat in a chair and
lit a cigarette.
He was smoking indifferently when
neighbors, aroused by Mrs. Good
man, rushed into the flat. Then
Dhernock was awakened by the
"What's the matter?" he asked.
"Oh, you have killed her," shout
ed Mrs. Goodman.
Dhernock, dazed, walked into the-'
bed room. His wife, still conscious,
lay dying on the floor, w~ale their
little girl was weeping beside her.
"What's the matter, Mollie?" ask
ed Dhernock, his voice trembling.
"Don't you know Harry, you stab
bed me," whispered his wife weakly.
"But I know you didn't mean it."
"My God! Did I do that?" shriek
ed the husband.
Looking intently at his wife for a'
moment, Dhernock rushed to the
window and leaped out. He landed
on his head in the yard, four stories
below. His skull, his legs and arms
were broken and he received inter
Meanwhile soniebody had tele
phoned to police headquarters and
policomen from the East Twenty
second street station hurried to the
house. Dr. Mears came in'an am-1
bulance fr6~m Bellevue hospital.
Mrs. Dhernock was carried down
the stairs to the ambulance. Her
husband was taken from the yard
and pla.ced beside her.
The young wife, with a great ef
fort, placed her hand on his face and
patted him affectionately.
"Oh. Harry, you didn't mean to do
it, did you? I know you didn't," she
But he did not answer. He was;
unconscious and never spoke again.
At the hospital he died, and it is'
only a question of a few hours when
she will follow him.
After the dying couple had been
removed from the house the wife's
mother became hysterical and she,
too, was taken to Bellevue in an am-'
Those American cities where the
big passenger steamers land thous
ands of immigrants each year wit
ness many romantic marriages be
tween long parted lovers. Years be
fore, the men have left their sweet
hearts to build a home in the land of'
promise across the sea. There is at
long period of drudgery, and there
are aching hearts on both sides of the
great body of water. But in no other
land is industry so quickly and sure
ly rewarded. In time there is enough
of money to bring over the promised
bride. The meeting at the landing
is one of joy. 'After satisfying the
official at the landing that the bride
has come to America expressly to
marry the man who claims her there!
is a hasty marriage, with friends of
their own. nationality as witnesses,
and the b ';wy couple proceed on
their way to .-o better and broader
lhves than was possible in their na
In a D)eadlock but Prayer Led Thtemt
Having been out for 18~ hours and
failing to agree, the jury trying Por..
ter and Qentin JIones- brothers.
Eatonton. Ga.. for the mlurder iw
Robert F. Adams. hel d a short pry
er service and then requested the si
sentence of 99 years in prp~ison. Mfter
singing the hymns. "How Firm T
Foundation Ye Saints of the Lord" t
and "He Leadeth Me.'' the jur'ymen a~
found a verdict in two minutes. The o
,,-der was te result of a feud. a
SPREAD BY MILK.
It Is Most Protent Agency in
Transmission of Consumption.
(overnment Bureau Busy Studying
Question of Infection of Cattle
Twelve per cent of the deaths of
persons of all ages inAmerica are
due to the 'white plague.' popularly
known as consumption. In practical
ly every instance the infection of tu-i
berculosis is communicated to peo
ple through impure milk and not
through the breathing of dried sput
um, as generally is supposed. My
belief is that the government could
do no greater humanitarian work
than in providing a fund for the er
adication of tuberculosis from cattle.
This work could be performed con
paratively easily. and. while the in
itial cost might be considerable, it
would be well worth the money ex
Dr. C. E. Schroeder. of the bureau
of animal industry of the National
Department of Agriculture, made
this statement, after a very exhaus
tive investigation of the causes which
lead to tuberculosis.
"If some man of the wealth of An
drew Carnegie could be induced to
devote some of his riches to the era
dication of the 'white plague' his
name would go down to history as
one of the greatest benefactors of
his race. I have no doubt that con
sumption practically could be eradi
cated from the United States by the
application of modern scientific meth
ods in the handling of the disease.
Every cow in the country ought to
be tested for tuberculosis and, if
found infested, the animal ought to
be killed. Thousand of milch cows
undoubtedly are infected with tuber
culosis and the milk they furnish
carries with it the germs of the dis
ease into the human system.
"In a vast majority of cases, it has
been demonstrated conclusively that
the germs of the 'white plague' are
introduced into the human system
through the alimentary canal. Thence
they are carried into the lungs or
throat or bowels, where they increase
enormousiv. The only way to prevent
the introduction of consumption
germs into the system through milk
is to boil the milk and, of course,
that is impracticable in a majority
"I am satisfied from the results of
experiments made by the govern
ment, that the danger of tuberculo
sis from dried sputum is inconse
quental. It is nt comparable with
the danger of impure miIk, Exper
iments have shown that the germs of
the disease must be taken into the
system through food and milk is the
food which is the most extensive con
veyer of these germs. Therefore, if
we purify the milk supply of a given
community we practically eliminate
danger of the 'white plague.' "
So important are the investigations
of the Agricultural Department and
of independent scientists regarded
that it is very probable Congress may
take up the question precisely as it
provided for the inspection of beef
cattle after slaughter. Several mem
bers of Congress now are consider
ing the subject with a view to the
introduction of legislation providing
for a careful inspection of the sourc
es of the country's milk supply. The
idea is to have an examination made
of milch cows, in instances where the
milk is furnished to the public, and
to provide for the killing of such an
imals as may be found to be afflicted
withi tuberculosis, the grernent
to make an allowance to the owner
of the cattle thus kiiled. In this way
only, it is urged by scientists, can
the "white plague" be eradicated
from the United States.
A Strangte Proceeding in the City of
Kneeling beside the body of Epi
fania Arcara, who was stab~bed by a
mysterious enemy, his father, mother
two sisters, brother, wife and two
sons swore to avenge his murder.
This weird ceremonial took phlace
in the parlor of the Arcara apart
mnents at No. 400i East 10.Sth street.
New York. with a small shrine of St.
Rocco at the head of the hier and(
with the tall candles flickering about
the dimmed room.
Little Pietro. the youngest son of
the dead man, did not at first under
stand the oath, hut his grand-father
then for the first time explained to
him the meaning of the venfdettab.
:hat he must not rest until he had
tvenged in blood the murder of his
The lad eagerly took the oath with
he rest of the fzamily, swearing to
:he stature of St. Rocco th:it he
.vould never be content until he had!
slain the slayer of his father.
= IPORTANT IUE~iSlON.
tulo liiters Must Stop or Pay totr
An limpoertaut dlecision of the Stt
supremie Court sustains the :iri uri
>le that the' driro'r of an aui tom'fbile
n case of danger on any putli: road
mnst bring his mfachineo to a .;top and.
uesides, shut off his nmoto r. !h'up'e- I
enting noises that are likely to
righten horses or mules.
The decision grew otut of t he suit
f Thomas S. and Caroline Roch~estr.~
rho were awarded a v'rdict of $ 175
gainst J1. A. Bull, of Chick Springs. t
T1heir horse rant away .)eca use of
right at a machine. and .:: R och- C
ster "was injured by beina thrown C
tut- of the vehicle. The accidenut -re
urred in mid summuer.
GIRL A HORSE TH'iEF. 1.
ad Launched lunto the hgusiness on~ s
a Large Scale.
Althbough she is but 1 y ears r t
eLizzie Paschiik, a German girl a
Spokane. Wash., is a horse thier b
ih a pret ty had record. WXhen ar- 11
st'd at Marcus. where she re'entiy a
ole a valuable team belonging t., 5]
10. Peter' Paul. thle gi ri conf essed.
iis girl I hief drove the stolen teami
Spokane, where she goe's to school.
ad sold it for $1: .,. She hadl two
~her horse~s ready to take to Spok-p
.1 Stn1sationall Episode :n ithe ich
ilnd Counity C:>ir.
According to the Columbia corres
pondent of the Charlotte Observer,
Hon. George Johnstone presided over
the Richland court last week as spec
ial judge, came very near causing
an open row in court by a remark
he made to a jury. The correspon
dent tells the story as follows:
After being out 24 hours the jury
in the case of Corrie E. Pou and D.
B. Shannahan, charged with adul
tery. reported that it was unable to
Discovering from Foreman Robin
son that the point of disagreement
was a question of fact, Judge John
stone with some show of anger said:
-The questions of fact in this case
are not complex. They are so sim
ple that I shall regard a failure to
find a verdict nothing short of a dis
grace. Retire again and see if you
The jury after an hour's further
deliberation returned a verdict of
not guilty. Whereupon the judge
said: "Well, gentlemen, that is your
verdict: but the defendants don't be
Up to the time Judge Johnstone
reprimanded it the jury in the Shan
nahan case stood seven for acquittal
and 5 for conviction. When the jur
ors went back there-was much criti
cism of the judge for the treatment
and in an hour the five had come
over for the acauittal. When the
judge told them that the defendant
did not believe the verdict several
jurors wanted to rise up in indigna
tion and talk back, but other mem
bers of the jury retained them. In
the jury room there was talk along
the same way. "Remember where
you are," advised one juror, "and
keep out of trouble by holding your
tongue. If you don't like what the
judge did, tell him about it outside."
ARRIVED AT SEATTLE.
Two fHundred antd Forty-Two Sur
vivors from Wrecked Ship.
The revenue cutter Thetis, Capt.
A. J. Henderson, arrived at Seattle,
on last Thursday night bringing 242
survivors of the wrecked American
ship John Currier,, which, in a fog,
went aground at Bristol Bay, Alaska.
on Augusts 9. The work of rescue
constitutes the greatest saving of
lives with a single exception in the
history of Pacific shipping.
The Thetis took over the survi
vors at Unalaska, where they were
brought by the cutter McCulloch af
ter they had spent thirty-four days on
a barren beach. Had not assistance
arrived an attempt would have been
made the following day o reach a
settlement a feat considered -o imi
possible as to have been a failure and
caused the death of many of the par
Among the rescued are 130 Orien
tal cannery hands and 110 Caucasian
fishermen. Capt. Murchison's wife
and five young children endured the
privations of the adventure.
EXPLOSION PLAVS HAVOC.
Gas Accident Wrecks a Block and
K~ills Several Persons.
Two men are missing, severa. more
are in the hospital, half a score are
suffering from injuries and a whole
block is wrecked as the result of an
explosion of gas in the cellar of No.
148 Delancey street Thursday at New
The building was occupied by Si
mon Weisberger as a liquor store.
Next door on D~elancey street is a big,
five-story tenement house. The walls
of the latter st ructure are ripped
from biasemuent to roof as if they had
been rent b~y an earthquake.
One man w'as blown over a high
fence and fell fifty feet into the Del
ancey street subway excavation. An
other was blown clear out of the
basement of the saloon into the
street. The cigar counter and cash
register were blown out of the sa
!oon and clear across the street.
How to Hear Yourself Snore.
Most people who snore have an
idea that they don't, and many a man
has kept awake half the night trying
to catch himself in the act and then
triumphantly conclude that he wasn't
addicted to the pernicious habit. To
find out whether you snore or wheth
er you don't it is no longer necessary
to lose sleep over it, and the finding
is likely to be accurate. Get a phon
ograph and sleep with your nose pok
ed close into the horn. The next day
start the machine running. If you
have snored during the night the
machine will reoroduce the noise
with a monotony that will appall you~
and you will no longer wonder whyl
your wife can't sleep at night.
W~ants ani Editor.
Professor Asher E. Gluck of Chicago
wants an editor for his monthly peri
dical, the biinple Life. He says there
tre a number of people ready to join
urn in his colony, but he needs a
uewspaper to mnakc known has views.
Ele has a great mtass of mat ter ready
or print, but he is so busy with other
imple life work that he cannot at
cnd to it himself. Therefore he wants
mneditor. Perap~s it will be better
0 let Mr. Gluck himself tell just what
le wants. Here it is:
"I wnnt arman to come in wi th us I(
in the simple life system. No man can ,
>roperly edit a simple life publication
f be is not living the simple lhfe. He
nay think he can. but it stands to
cason that if he ives the life he will I
e a better editor.
"I want such a man to live like us, 2
ress like us and act like us. Every- i
edy must work eight hours a day. Is
ighit hours of editing wlll te cg'liva- ,y
mnt to eight hours of tlor scrubbing r
r any other task of the simple life
"You see, I wear no socks. I go r
rcund barefooted. I wear no under
othes My stret suit is of linen acid n
>sts $2.50 complete. I'm a vege tar- tl
"My wife and I live on $3 a week in ii
immer an~d $2 in winter. and we hiave
lecilest. The editor I employ must
at into our way of living, and thene
e'll mae a grand success. I have
Id those who want wages that I'm a1
rter another kind of a man. 01
"I think a man editing a paper in
is bare feet will be more comfcr'iable!
body and thus keener in mind than
editor in light shoes. I'm af..er the
mple life editor."
Here is a golden o'pportunity for
me fellow who feels that lie has a
.11 to the editorial chair. Some of the
quirements are somewhat exacting.
it Prof. Gluck claims that the simn
e life will more than compensate for e
1 th haerdschirsIe
IS DEATH THE END?
Or, "If a Man Dies Shall He Uve
The Yearning After Perfection is the
Soul's 'rophecy of its Own uimor
Renan says one evi ene for the
truth of immortality may be found
in the nobility of behavior it inspir
es. The idea that man is but
"The pilgrim of the day,
Spouse of the worm and brother
of the clay.
Frail as the leaf in Autumn's yel
lo v bower,
Dust in the wind or dew upon the
A child without a sire
Whose mortal life and transitory
Light to the grave his chance crea
As ocean wrecks illuminate the
"To-night and silence sinks forev
ermore!" does not kindle great deeds
and strength for any sublime endeav
or. Cicero said of the Epicurean
creed that it was utterly to be re
jected because it led to nothing wor
thy or generous.
If death ends all, what an impos
ture our system of laws on which so
ciety is founded! If we must wholly
perish, the maxims of charity and
justice and the precepts of honor and
friendship are empty words. Why
should they be binding if in this life
only we have hope? What duty do
we owe to the dead, to the living or
to ourselves, if all will be noth..g?
If retribution terminates with the
grave, morality is a bugbear of hu
man invention. What are the sweet
ties of kindred if we shall not live
again? What sancity is there to the
last wish of the dying if death is a
wall instead of a door? What is ob
edience to laws but an insane servi
tude, justice an unwarrantable in
fringement upon liberty, the laws of
marriage a vain scruple, and govern
ment an imposition upon credulity,
if death ends all?
There was one nation and only one
that ever tried to destroy belief in
God and in immortality. France de
creed in national convention that
there was no God and death an eter
nal sleep. The Sabbath was abolish
ed, churches were turned into tem
ples of reason, the Bible was drag
ged along the streets by way of de
rision and contempt. Infidelity then
reigned and frightful was its reign.
Its crown was terror, its throne the
guillotine, its scepture the battleaxe,
its palace yard a field of blood, and
its royal robes dripped with human
gore. Gutters were filled with the
torn shreds of human flesh. Prop
erty was confiscated. The morning
breeze and evening wind bore across
the vine-clad hills of France the cries
of suffering and the shrieks of ter
ror, and to carry the metropolis and
the kingdom from utter desolation
the infidel authorities had to insti
tute the Sabbath and public wor
ship. Were the belief in God and
immortality to die cut in the human
heart,. the flood-gates of vice would
open wide, plunge the world into
the grave- -despair, and consign
humanite : dungeons of the
All the :rg - that go to prove
the exist, -: ad-a God endow
ed with st .tributes es are essen
tial to ou~ very conception of His
character, point out the moral nec
essity of a future state of existence
and inequalities of the present mor
al government will not only be re
dressed, but the whole will be shown
to b~e holy and righteous.
There is sin and there is punish
ment for sin, which we dally wit
ness. But there is not for all sin
such a reckoning in this world as
meets the claims of righteousness
and justice. Do we not see evil do
ings go undetected and many bad
men pass unpunished? See how often
the righteous suffer and the wicked
flourish. When we take a deliberateI
view we are naturally led to exclaim:
"Wherefore do the wicked live, be
come old, yea, are mighty in power?
Is there no reward for the right -
eous? Is there no punishment for
the workers of iniquity? Is there no
God that judgeth in the earth?'!
And indeed were there no retribu
tion beyond the limits of this present
life, we should be necessarily oblig
ed to admit one or the other of the
following conclusions: Either that
no Moral Governor of the world ex
ists or that justice and judgment
are not the habitations of His throne.
If the moral government of God,
the existence of which our experi
ence avouches, is ever to have its ad
ministrations perfected and wrought
to a complete actualizing of its own
manifest princlples, it can only be in
m.other state of existence, and the
iouble conclusion presses upon usi
that there is a future life, and that
that life is one of rewards and pun
Earthly providence is a travesty ofi
justieon any other theory than that
t is a preliminary stage that is to be
ollowed by rectification. God must
n justice to Himself, before the as- I
~embled universe, send the evil-doerr
o desolation, and crown suffering t
goodness, to show that He was al- I
rays on the side of right. Sin isc
>ften in honor here, and goodness in
lishonor, and that God may demon
trate that He is both just and good, 1
nan must stand again after death.
~he crown must be put upon right:
ousness and injustice driven to its 1
wvn place, that .iustice may again a
Tow bright and the universe rejoice r
2 its Righteous Ruler. t
A future life is needed for the
rorking out of that moral complete- d
ess which the present never brings. e
VTe are cut off when we begin to be c:
eady to do something in the world. f
Goethe says his belief in the im- t1
iortality of the soul springs from n
ie idea of activity-'-"for I have the e:
lost assured conviction that our soul ir
of an essence absolute. indestruct- ei
le, an essence that works on from
:ernity to eternity. It is like the ai
mn, which, to our earthly eye, sinks h
id sets, but in reality never sinks,
at shines on unceasingly.''" tl
Browning sa. s: t
"I know this earth is not myh
For I cannot so narrow me, but.a
I shall not exceed it." a;
This highu ideal which is not reach- e
I on earte intimates an immortal:u
e, which may affrde time and scope si
Vital to the Nation, Says an Em
inent German Visitor.
There Can Be No Equality of the
Races, and the Negro Question
Will Give Is Trouble.
"Supremacy of the white race
must be maintained. Otherwise the
American Republic will go on the
This opinion was expressed by Dr.
H. Schauinsland, one of the most em
inent German scientists who is now
making a tour of this country. He
is in Washington making a study of
the scientific departments of the
Government. on which he will .ake
a report to his government when he
shall return to his home in Bremen.
"It is my belief," continued Dr.
Schauinsland, "that much trouble is
in store for your people in the hand
ling of the negro question. Equality
of the races coes not exist, except in
theory. You may as well understand
now that the Anglo-Saxon and Ethi
opian will not work in common. Their
differences in constitution, in cus
toms, in habits. in education-and
merely in color-make them substan
tially incompatible. In the whole
history of the world there is no in
stance of the domination of the su
perior, by an inferior race. I use
the termn 'superior' and 'inferior ad
visedly, but in no offensive way. The
time will come when a definite line
of demarcat-"on will be drawn be
tween the white and black races in
America. It is possible, although
not certain, that befDre that line is
drawn it will be necessary for the
whites to demonstrate their physi
cal, as well as their mental, super
iority, To my mind, this is a prob
lem pregnant with serious posibili
ties for Americans. In the end, of
course, the result will be the triumph
of the white race. The blacks nec
essarjly will have to take a subordi
nate position. That will be as it
should be and will make for the best
in all respects and for all peoples.
"I have been most impressed in
this country by your marvelous edu
cational facilities. They have a
wealth of material to work upon and
abundant wealth to promote your in
mitutions, to carry on your experi
stents and to make original investi
gations. Already AMerica, in some
respects, has surpassed Europe and
now we are forced to come to you
for new great works of original re
search. The scientific, literary and
industrial successes achieved by Am
erica are forming a new class in this
country--a class of brains-from
which nothing but good can come to
all the world.
"One thing I hesitate to speak
frankly lest I may be misunderstood.
I fear many of your newspapers are
giving too much to the publication
of sensational matters--matters that
appeal rather to the emotions thf x
to the rc.asoning power of readers.
In America, the newspapers are more
widely read than in other country on
the globe. They are, therefore, the
most powerful educators. In making
as they do of murders, elopments and
all sorts of purely sensational sub
jects of no permanent value they not
only are adding nothing to the total
of human knowledge, but are, in
fact, detracting from the moral pow
er of the press."
Dr. Schauinslaud, who is accomp
anied by his daughter, is rnaking a
tour of the world in the interest of
the German Government, as well as
of the great educational institution
in Bremen, of wnich he is the direc
Tipped Foul Ball Kills Young Man at
Base Ball Gamne.
While standing directly behind the
catcher, witnessing a game of ball at
his home at Walnut Grove, N. C., C.
T. Willis- was struck on the temple
just above his right ear by a foul
which escaped from the catcher's~ mit
and received a blow from which he
A postmortem examination showed
that his skull had not been broken,
but ani examination of his brains
showed that he had. several hemor
rhages from them. He was 32 years
old and is survived by a wife and
four little children.
for its realization. Lowell nobly says
in his elegy on the death of Chan
"Thou art not dead; in thy higher
Thy spirit bends itself to loving
And strength to perfect what is
dreamed of here
Is all the crown and glory it asks."
Theodore Parker on his death-bed
said to a friend. "I am not afraid.
:o die, but I might wish to carry on
ny work. I have only half used the
>owers God gave me." Emmanuel
Kant argued from the existence of a1
noral law unrealizable here the nec
ssity of some after-life. Perfection,
s the heritage with which God has I
ndowed me, and since this short1
ife does not give completeness, I 1
nust have the immortal life in which
:o fmd it. This yearning after per
etion and completeness is the soul'se
ualification for and prophecy of its s
~wn immortality. I know no view
>oint from which the grandeur of
ife is more impressive. The high l
sparations of the soul are no longer 1
>lasting mockeries. The problem of,3
ife is solved. It is the precursor of5
.possible perfection which to be
ealized will lay all eternity under
The vast strides man has made i
uring the short compass of his pres-'
nt earth-life in his march toward
ivilization are a prophecy of the in-c
nite possibilities before him in fu-|
ire, and death is only a stage in l
ian's evolution upward, only anoth-|j
c name for birth, introducing him 'if
to another grander sphere of the S
:ernal process moving on. as
Your ~past life has been down hill e.
ad toward gloom; your future is up ti
ill toward the glorious sunrise.
Dying is throwing open the, door sa
iat the bird mnay fly out of his net-,g
d eagc. and be heard singing in:ie
gher flights and in diviner realms. s
Although th-ere are only eighteen o
igs used in the international code: ly
signals, which Is used by warships
d merchant zhips all over the world, ro
y can be made to represent no few- .ki
than 20,000 distinct signals, and by mn
e of the coda~ something like 50,000 sh
ips an b deignaed.at
DASHED IN SIDING.
Eight Killed in Wreck on Balti
more and Ohio.
Failed to Throw Switch and Sharp
Curve Completed Arrangements for
Eight were killed and a score in
jured, a number fatally, at Bellaire,
Ohio, at 3.15 Saturday afternoon
when the Chicago and Wheeling er-:
press train on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad crashed into a freight train
which was slowly moving on a siding.
The wreck was due, it is said, to
the failure of an operator to throw a
switch. The westbound freight had
receved orders to meet the passenger
at the western limits of the Bellaire
yards, and was moving slowly along
the siding. At the point where the
wreck occurred there is a very sharp
curve which prevents the engineers
of the eastbound trains from seeing
more than a few feet ahead. The
passenger train swunk around the
curve very rapidly, being three hours
late, and should have gone on in
safety on the main line.
The switch to the siding, however.
had not been turned and the train
shot on to the siding and into the
freight. There was scarcely time to
apply the brakes and no time for the
enginemen to jump. The two big
engines were reduced to junk by the
impact, but the worst damage was
done to the smoker, which was tele
scoped so completely by the baggage
car that every seat was thrown out
of the coach. Every occupant of the
coach was badly injured. The pas
sengers in the other day coach and
the two Pullmans were tumbled from
their seats, but not seriously injured.
Engineer Galbraith was burned to
a crisp? by escaping steam. The in
jured were taken to the Glendale, W
V., and Bellaire hospitals.
General Manager Fitzgerald, who
was in the neighborhood on an in
spection tour, and General Superin
tendent W. C. Loree of Wheeling,
personally superintended the. rescue
work. Great difficulty was exper
ienced in removing the injured pas
sengers from the wrecked smoaker.
Work was slow because every move
ment of the debris caused some one
to shriek with pain, as the victims
were entangled in a mass of timbers
and twisted iron.
Among the passengers on the
wrecked train were the members of
Richard Carle's "Spring Chicken"
comic opera, which wa's to have play
ed at Wheeling that afternoon and
evening. All the members of the
company escaped serious injury ex
cept Alfred Bolby, the musical direc
tor. It was found necessary to am
putate his right arm, thus ending his
career in the profession. He was
riding in the smoker and was found
with a heavy timber tightly binding
him by the arms.
The wrecked passenger train left
Chicago for Pittsburg and Wheeling
at 9.30, last train. The train is di
vided at Chicago Junction, part going
on to Pittsburg by way of Akron and
the other part coming through to
Wheeling via Newark. The Wheel
ing end of the train consisted of six.
At the office of Superintendent
Lorce Saturday night it was said that
they were not yet certain which oper
ator is to blame for the accident, but
a thorough investigation was under
The property damage will amount
to about $60,000. A curious feature
of the wreck is that the baggage car
and the smoker were the only cars on
the passenger train damaged.
BRIDGE BUILDERS DROWN.
Three Men Victims of Water While
Crossing in Skiff.
Lawton Wilson of Bainbridge, Ga..
and two negroes employed in the con
struction of a' bridge over the Tom
bigbee river were drowned while they
were crossing the riivr in a skiff. It
Is not known what caused the acci
The Farmer's Fight.
The farmers have the sympathy and
support of every right thinking man
in their fight to get a living price
for their cotton. Whatever affects
the welfare of the farmer affects the
entire country, and every individual
Farming is the foundation of all na
tional prosperity, just exactly as the
land under your house is the founda
ion of that house. The wealth of
the United States in the long run con
ists of those things that we get out
f the earth, plus the human intelli
Ience devoted to their use prepara
ion or manufacture.
When the farmer is prosperous the
2ation is prosperous. Dwellers in cit
es forget the farmer very often, but
>hey wouldn't forget him for a second
f he suddenly ceased to exist or gave
ip his diflicult wcrk. The farmer is
he most important man in the coun
,ry to us all. Whatever -interferes
ith him interfi rs with us all.
Then let u sta id shoulder to shoul
ter w-th him in his fight against the
THE recent wreck on the Boston and
daine railroad rear Canaan, N.* H., I
>y which 25 passengers were killed and
0 or more injured adds to the alarm
ng casualties of the present year. For
bree months ending March 31, there I
ere according to the Interstate Comn
aerce commission, 421 passengers ands
mpoyes killed, and 4,920 injured. J e
TEE Southern Division of the Assol
ated Press has unanimouslygendor t
d Major J. C. Hemphill, the abis andg
mial edito- of The News and Couitp g
r, for United States Senator f-om b
outh Carolina. The members of th be
sociation have proven themselves
)od judges of senatorial possibili
TE Greenville Evening Piedmont
,ys that "let-up" squea', which or
inated ir' Wall street and has been.
hoed on many editorial pages was o
attcd gordl and hard when the At
ruey General said; "Business men va
ight to wish to have the laws strict- Ot
and impartially enforced." ca
A T Chicago, John W. Miller, a rail- h
ad clerk, confessed to attempting to
1 and rob Edgar Mt. Crumb, a dia- dri
,n- broker. The hourding of loanbi
arkse be said, had made him d ..n-i jris
HOLD THE COTTON.
An Urgent Address to the Peo
ple of the South.
Clear Presentation of Case as Seen in
the West by President Smith of
The State says Mr. E. D. Smith,
president of the South Carolina Cot
toi association, has returned to Co
himbia and found hundreds of let
ters awaitinir him asking for advise
as-to the disposing of cotton. To
all of these Mr. Smith replied,
"Hold your cotton." Other letters
urged him to issue an address to
the people and ac'cordingly the
following was given to The State
"After a trip through the West, I
find on my return numerous requests
from dIfferent parts of the State
asking me to urge the people to
hold their cotton from the market
until the price set by the Southern
Cotton association and the Farmers'
union is reached.
"If ever there was a time when
the conditions were clear and un
mistakable, without there being any
complications, it is now. It is a
clear case of pure speculation against
real conditions. To put the case as
it is, so that any one may see what
tribute we are paying to gamblers
because we are not organized to
withstand them, the facts are these:
The mills have sold their output for
months ahead- on a basis of 15 cents
per pound; the demand for goods at
these prices increasing; the price of
the manufactured article actually
advancing; theisupply of cotton in
sight, the present crop unquestiona
bly short, probably 2,000,000 bales
less than last year; the demand for
cotton for the current year far in
excess of the supply; the condition
of the crop steadily deteriorating;
the mills running full time eager
for cotton; no alarming conditions
in the money market; no complica
tions at home or abroad, particular
ly with the spinners 30 days ago
buying cotton cheerfully and profit
ably ot 14 cents and 14 1-2 cents per
pound. Yet in the face of all these
favorable conditione the price has
dropped from 2 1-2 cents to 3 cents
per pound. Why? Because a few
speculators, who neither- grow ,nor
spin cotton. please to have it so.
The question is squarely up to the
South, the whole South, the mer
chant, the banker, farmer, lawyer,
doctor, preacher and laborer in any
and every vocation, avocation or
profession,.whether they will tame
ly submit to this outrage, whether
they will allow these gentry to ex
act a toll from us, at their pleasure,
of from $10 to $25 per bale or
whether they will put their price on
their property and refuse to accept
any other. The only answer to this
absurd decline is to refuse to take
the prices offered.
"In the West they are making a
brave stand. They are complaining
bitterly that the Atlantic States are
not standing for the price agreed up
on. How true this is, I am not able
to say. Let every man in. South
Carolina who has cotton to sell drop
me a postal card saying how many
bales he has and how many he will|
hold. I will compile thenumber and
give it to the public, so that we may
know what to depend upon. If we
would absolutely refuse to sell a bale
of cottod now, stop receipts, then
reaction would be immediate.
"The only possible way to remedy
this. outrageous condition is to refuse
to submit to it.
"With present conditions warrant
ing 15-cent cotton, acknowledged by
all parties to be worth 15 cents, if
the people put it on the market at
present prices, then we acknowledge
that neither the law of supply and
demand, the conidition of trade and
finance, or the cost of production
have anything to do with the price
or value of cotton, but simply the
caprice of a few millionaire gamn
blers. Surely we are paying dearly
for the privilage of being disorga
nized, for being without warehouses,
without organized capital to hold
"Can not each community meet at
once and devise means, where there
are none, to help each other to hold
cotton. It will take organized co
operation to accomplish our purpose.
"Every bale sold at the present
prices mneans a gift of $15 to $20 per
bale to the gambling bunch to en
able them to take a like or a great
er amount from your next bale.
"Ex-Gov. D. C. Heyward, who is
president of a warehouse company
in this State, informed me that he
is doing all in his power to secure
funds and to provide warehouse fa
eiiities for the farmers in this emer
gency. So that all parties interested
aan communicate with Ex-Gov. D.
C. Heyward in reference to the mat
r"."E. D, Smith."
CR USHED) BENEATH WHEELS~
rwo Lady D~elegates to Bible Conven
tion Killed by Railroad.
Mrs. Henry Holmes and Mrs. UT. G.1
WIunsell of Springfield, Mass.. dele
rates to the convention of Bible Stu
lents of America, in session at Nor- I
olk, Va., were run down by a Nor
olk.& Western switch engine in that
ity Saturday night almost within
ight of their husbands and instantly (
No headlight was on the tender of
he engine nor was there a flagman
n the running board as the trair
aeked out the Merchants' and Minm
rs' warehouse across Main street.
The crew declare they heard n<
rreams and saw no one. although
ye witnesses say that the women
1rieked at the top) of their voices.
Caught by the brake beam of the
~nder their clothing becanme entan- c
ed in the rods and they were drag
d for several hundred yards. Their
>dies were found a few feet apart.
SIX H UNDRED DRO.WN. e
-cat Loss of Life in Prevailing
Floods in Japan.
Japanese advices just received tel!
great loss of life due to the pre- t
ling floods in Japan. The river to
inashiga, overflowed its banks and th
ised the destruction of the town j
Fukucheyama, near Violo. SiN du
ndred of the inhabitants were as
>wned. being unable to escape to
~her gr'ound1. owing to the sudden.
e of the river, which rose over U
Cage Plunged Down Shaft Caus
ing Death to Occupants.
IN A MICHIGAN MINE
Seven Were Fatally InjuredSome
Pathetic Scenes-Brake Gave Wa
As Cage Was Descending, and It
Shot to the Bottom of the Shaf
With the Speed of a Bullet P
Dead and Injured in a Mase
By the plunging of a cage 675
feet down the. shaft of the Jonesand'
Laughlin Steel company at Negaunee
Mich., Saturday, eleven men - were
killed and seven fatally injured.- .%
The cage was making itsfirstde
scent for the day when the brake on,
the hoisting drum gave way. -41'fwo
other men sprang to the assitan
the one at-the brake wheel but
combined efforts did not avai, and
the wire cable continued- to uniree
from the drum like a weighted-t
from a lubricated bobbin. The a
shot. down 2040 feet before a liln
the rushinig cable caused .lt-toI7t
Then the cage dropped with a d
to the -bottom of .the shiff, ties
ty catches failing to opehA r
surging of. the cable 'i its-n :N,
tore out part of the side-of the -
house and ripped out severals -
about the shaft house.
The machin'ery Installed Is not-e
tirely new, but it had leen tho g
ly overhauled. Worknien at the-b ....
tom of the mine -inediately
about removing-the dead ,he
had- hurled -the bodies togeth
they lay- in one mass rnr h-f
several- still- -breathin were
They are fatally .hurt.
Thousands of persons sooncon
gated about the mine shaft. In
crowd were the wives and chld
the.two hundred men empioyed n
mine'- Ech thought t1at elie
one -was- in the cage. Itwas
two hours -before the- cbr ab'e-as"
justed 'so that the- caeoedu
raised to .thW esurfaceand th
turned over to -relatives.
When the miners camefrom -
der ground and many anxidUS"
and mothers were relievd
-pense, ,their- joy added WOth.oW. C,
of those. bereaved! nade the
awful. Priests and ch~deales
among the people consollng theid
begging them to be'cali,
hours. before a semblc e
came to' the excited- miners-id-the"r>
A Machinist Meets -S- me Dea
At New York aumacblPier -
Pollumi, met ja te'rilblen 'stag
death in a- gar ge -in W la bu i
Brooklyn, ini which he was emi~yd~'
He went to the cellar to get - pie~.
of shafti-ig, and "'presently Cha e~
'Reilly, the proprietor of the ~rg;-~
and Johng Foley and another-eihpioy-~-'~
ee heard' him screaming 'ai-agon
They ran --lown tb'e cenar a ar
which are wood,"to find him- writi
about in -four inches of water Swhich
covered the cellar floor'
. Foley leaped into- the water to ai
Pollum, but suffered a severe-sick-,
the water being heavily charged witlr
electricity. H -regained the steps,'
however,: and quickly got a- pair o .
rubber gloves. - By ;means of these ~
and .a plank Pollum iras taken from
the water but be soon~ di'ed. -'
An electric cable'runis intothe gar- .
age cellar and from 'it the batteries-W
of automobiles are char~ged.. In some
way the insulation~ on part of~ti
cable had been scraped off, which -
permitted the current .to escapeinto
the water which had leaked into the
cellar.' -- - - -
FAID1ERS CO fBNE. '
The Grain Growers in the Northwest
- Will Fight Harriman.
Wheat growers in the Palouse belt,
south of Spokane, Wash., where sey
eral counties willl each -feld'more
than 9,000,000 bushels of grain-this
season, have organized a farrs
union for the purpose of handling
their - product and establishing inde
pendent warehouses to combat' the
Oregon Rail-road and Navigation com
pany, operated in Washington and
Oregon as part of the Harriman sys
James Walters, a bonanza rancher "
of Garfield, is at the head of the or
ganization, which has already sip
ped. 500,000 bushels of wheat to thea
Pacific coast over an opposition road,4
w'hich, it is given 'out, will get the
'est of the business. He says that
is soon as the crop is harvested the.
inion will' organize the farmers in
~very town and hamlet. in the inland
mpire, embracing 150,000 square
FOUR PERSONS KILLED.
'ollision Between Freight anti Work
Train Neai Alamo, Ga.
Four persons were killed 'early on
unday in a colli'. n betweena
eight train on the Seaboard Air'
.ie railroad near Alamo, Ga.
The bodies of the four men killed
ere taken to Americus aboard. a '~
pecial train. -The dead are: -
Engineer Charles Hines of Amern
The ' colored fireman and colored
An unknown white man, supposed
I be a tramp. The conductor escap
I injury, as the caboose was not de
tiled. The wreck was caused by a
ashout. Little -information regard- "
g the wreck has been received.
"But," asked the proprietor of the
mgtong apartments. -"o you thfnl
Is man is the best one- : :' :'?
r janitor?" ~"The best ever!" replied
e mana~ror. "He has been an le
in, a e:::man and a street car con
ctor. l'e's as sassy and Impudent
he cn be."--Philadelphia Press.
[T is a great pity that Carrie N~a
)n can'L stum'j]e on her "af~nity"