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BENNETTSVILLE, S. Ci FRIDAY, APE IL 29, 1904.
A BIOTINS MOB
Burn? Six Peopl* to Death in a
Pennsylvania Mining Town.
AUTHORITIES ABE POWERLESS.
Arniod inciters Patrol tho Streets
anti Threaten to Lynch (he
Foreman of the Garrett
A dispatch from Somerset, Pa., says
twenty-four hours of terror and riot
ing, reaching a climax in thc burning
of a miner's home with the cremation
of six members of bis family, ended
temporarily Wednesday night in the
mountalu village of Garrett with the
arrival of the Sheriff and his posse
and the arrest of two men said to be
the ringleaders of the mob.
Irresponsible bands who have been
repudiated by the leaders of the mine
strike there took possession of the un
protected town at dusk Tuesday hight.
Rioting bogan immediately, aimed
exclusively at the miners imported by
the Garrett County Coke and Coal
Company to work the mines. Threats
were made to wreak violence on the
non-union men, who Ind in terror.
The armed mob of hoodlums, the
element that always springs up when
a big strike is on, patrolled the streets
all of Tuesday night and Wednesday,
shooting into the houses occupied by
several of those they threatened with
death, and defying the village author!
ties, who were powerless to cheek the
Tn KEATS OF LYNCHING.
Ugly demonstrations were made be
fore the home of Mine Foreman
Mitchell. Bullets were rained through
the windows and the mob kept shout
ing, "Jfcylieh him," "Burn the house
dowry*1' but for some reason no viol
ence/was attempted there.
Ufte lawlessness reached its height
w>^o'clock Wednesday morning, when.
-".^VfiTtofch was applied to the house, of
Jeremiah Myer, who had incurred
enmity by working during tho strike
for the Somerset Coal Company.
During tire rioting earlier in the
night he had remained hidden. He
'., discovered the flames after they had
' been started in several places and the
entire house was ablaze.
SIX BURNED TO DEATH.
Access to the family was cut off
and lie and a boarder, James Sullivan,
barely had time to escape with their
lives. Myer's wife and two children,
his daughter-in-law and her two chil
dren were bumed to death.
The tragedy had the effect of some
what quieting tho turbulent mob, but
this was dispelled when tito word
/??went around that Sheriff Coleman, of
^c^..! set. and a posse of tw?nl"-^iLv2.
* -.were on the 'way* to Garrett. Angry
boasts were made that no attention
would be paid to the authorities, but
the mob dispersed at night before the
Coroner Louther went to the scene
of tlie burning Wednesday and em
panelled a jury, but, after viewing
the bodies of the victims, the inquest
was adjourned indefinitely.
MINE SUES FOR DASLAGES.
Excitement in olllcial circles in
-Somerset County is only a trille less
than at Garrett. At the time Super
intendent Frank Black, of the (Jar
rett Mines, made his demand for aid 11
. he filed an action in trespass against j i
Garrett Borough for a MIHI not in L
excess of $25,ooo for damages done his j
company's property hy the failure of j t
the borough authorities to protect it.
The beginning of the present out
break came last Saturday night, when
[squad of men employed by the Gar
ateo m pa ny went, Into the village to
some purchases. They were
f^nd beaten and held prisoners
Ju a butcher shop. After
?ll approaches to Garrett
,\y rail and bigh
ill route to the
'since then they
?fiity in getting
laits Him. 1
o?rnal says George \
,of thoriate Charles c
Surg, N. V., is t
':he West igno
100,000 of his t
him at home, t
;s have traced >
Orth over the I
tiing of that c
I his weekly 11
m lie would
ilfornla, but I
changed his 1
i search for 1
f his heath, t
1er, who was J
of the Bi
(ig over tile
cf his con
fl*o company that
Twelve Miners Killed.
XiA telegram from Capucha, capital
of \the state of Hidalgo, Mexico,
BtaviJng that an accident had occurred
thcrl? in which 12 miners lost their
lives.Nby being precipitated to thc bot
tom oV a shaft 350 metre* deep. Thc
cause ?\f the accldt it was the break
ing of a\oab';o to v hlch was attached
thc cage\ coutalnlr.g the men. The
accident occurred in the La Blanca
Killed in Virginia.
John Morgan, a carpenter (10 years
old, was struck and knocked dewn hy
lilti Bon-in-law, J .fferson Jam:s, lu
Norfolk count.,', Va. In falling MDr
gan's head struck in obstruction 2nd
ho died at o ace. There bad bean bud
blood betw?en the men for three
THE DEMOCRATS WIN.
Uno Man Bhot und Killed in an ISIeo
t ion Fight.
In an uninteresting general election
the Democrats of Louisiana last week
swept the State, electing their ticket
headed Lby Former Justice N. C.
Blanchard for governor and practical
ly a sol'd representation in both hous
es of the legislature.
Former Mayor J. W. Behan, an ex
Confederate soldier and prominent su
gar planter, headed the opposition
ticket of Lily White Republicans. The
regular Republicans put no ticket In
the lielcl and practically no negro
votes were cast. The Lily Whites
control tlic federal otllces here and
their eoutest Wednesday was simply
to maintain their organization.
A comparatively large vote was
polled in New Orleans, giving blanch
ard a majority estimated at 12,OOO,
but there was great apathy In thc
State, except in a few of the sugar dis
tricts. Indications point to a total
voie ol' approximately 00,000, with
Blanchard's majority conservatively
estimated at 25,000. In the January
primary the Democrats polled 72,000.
The election was uniformly peace
able, tlie only exception thus far re
ported being at Gonzales, in Ascen
sion parish, where Capt. Sam Moore,
a prominent merchant and planter
and leader of the Republicans was in
stantly killed by Deputy Sheriff Ed.
Smith. Moore attempted to post
dodgers containing pictures cf two
negroes holding minor positions under
the Democratic administration. Smith
interferred and shot Moore dead when
the latter attempted to draw a wea
The legislature elected Wednesday
will choose a United States senator.
Senator Murphy J. Foster, having
been nominated in the primary will
receive practically the solid vote of
both houses. The ticket elected Wed
' Governor, N. C. Blanchard; lieuten
ant governor, Jared Sf. Sanders;.sec
retary c f state, John T. Michael; at
torney general, Walter Guion; audi
tor, Martin Behrnian; treasuer, J. M.
Smith; superintendent of public edu
cation, J. B. A swell.
MTJ3T ENTER AT ONCE.
liencftcinry Scholarships nt Clemson
Must be Taken This Fall.
The general assembly in February
ast passed an act creating 124 new '
scholarships at Clemson college, de
igned more particulary to aid stu
lents desiring agricultural educations. !
Recently President Mell wrote the 1
xiruey general an opinion on the man
ier in which the scholarships are to <
?e given. President Mell does not de- <
ure that all of the student, shall enter '
the institution at once as tills would J
greatly crowd the facilities. I
Attorney General U. X. Gunter 1
ir., Friday rendered his opinion on I
ihe subject. Ile thinks that all of tl e (
124 cadets must enter Clemson this ?
all. Ile says:
''Your communication, enclosing a '
etter from Dr. P. II. Mell, president <
if Clemson college, requesting to be J
id vised whether under an act approv- >
d February 25tb, 1904, providing for 1
icneticlary scholarships in Clemson 1
ollege, has been considered. (
"The trouble, as I apprehend it, is (
hat the act establishes and creates *
24 scholarships, each of the value o' <
H00 per annum, to continue for four ;
ears, thereby creating a congestion '
he lirst year and every four years ?
hereafter, which condition it is de- s
ired to relieve by appointing an in- ;
tallment this year and another next ;
ear, if such action can be taken legal- '
"Alter considering the act 1 am of I
ipinion that the /hole number, 124,
nust be appointed this year. Under '
ibe act that number of scholarships is <
treated, to be available when the act
lecomes effective, from and after July '
st next. There is nothing in the act I
>ermilting a reduction in the number ;
>r scholarships; If one is available all '
"Having readied this conclusion
that all the scholarships are available
,hls year, 1 am requested to advise
whether the number can be divided be
jween the fiedtman and preparatory
dasscs. 1 lind nothing in the act
uniting admission to any particular
?lass. It is true the act provides that
luch scholarship 'shall continue for
Jie tenTi ol four years, or for such
ength of time as the beneficiary shall
)e allie to maintain himself and
?imply with thc rules of the college.'
Liut 1 do not think that it can be
.easonably contended that the term
'our years is arbitrary, and that a stu
lent can attend for exactly four years.
If a student can complete a course in
ess time than four years he cannot
for that reason be denied the benelits
if the act. That period is the maxi
mum limit for which a scholar can
ivail himself of the benefit of a
scholarship. Provision is made for an
munal examination to till vacancies
Lo meet this contingency.
"Some provisions of tbe act, such as
the examination feature, may lead to
>ome confusion, hut I am satislied
Lbat the above ls the proper view."
A Fatal Accident.
When C ; i t y Councilman Cuno Beck
er, of Vineland, N. ST., opened lils
front gate and entered his yard Wed
nesday after a short absence, he saw
bis four-year-old son, Curtis Becker,
swinging by bis blouse from the limb of
a big I ree, three feet from the ground.
Laughing heartily at what he consid
erered the boy's ridiculous predica
ment, the father ran to his son's res
cue, only lo find that thc body was
cold and the faee purple and distorted
from strangulation. The boy was
dead. In climbing tho tree he had
fallen, and the collar of his blouse
had caught on the end of a thick limb
in snell a way that he was choked to
Snow uicd Sleet.
Sleet fell In Spartanburg on Wed
Dead i y and snow fell In Anderson.
Snow also fell in Asheville and Char
lotte on the same day. This wcatbe
ls unprecedented for this latitude.
HE WAS A TRAITOR,
Officer of the Japanese Army Sold
Se vets to tho Enemy.
TEJED AND SHOT IMMEDIATELY.
Ho Wns Not Allowed to Seo His
Friends or Family, and Was
Hurled Immediately in
tho Court Va rd.
A correspondent of The New York
Evening Tost, writes from Tokio as
follows: This is the story of a Ja
panese traitor-a Japanese Benedict
Arnold. Since the beginning of the
war lt has been evident that the Rus
sians have been supplied with an inti
mate knowledge of prospective Japan
ese movements. The original plans
of campaign were evolved in Tokio,
and surrounded with great secrecy;
apart from the Elder Statesmen, and
about eighteen high stat! olllcers no
one in the emplro wus aware of the
objective points of landing troops
from which the first strike was to be
Soldiers were moving by thousands
-entrained from all cities, em
barked from all ports, but no one
knew more than the fact that Japan
was carrying war to the main land.
Precautions to conceal army move
ments have been the most thorough
in history, to the dismay of foreign
and native correspondents. But the
Japanese officials found that their
secrets were leaking.
The first and second army corps
were Lo Le ianded high in Korea and
thrown forward towards Mukden,
Lia Yan Chou and other various
points. As fast as troops landed the
Russian troops were there, formed in
front. All kinds of impediments lay
in the path of invasion. The army
Office here was baffled; The first
thought was that Russia's opposition
and anticipation of the movement of
imperial troops was superior craft-a
masterly campaign of defence. Bul
the idea of treachery soon rep'aeed
his first thought and t he government
set out tobe sure before'going further.
Nine spies-Japanese olllcers disguis
ed as Chinese coolies -were sent out
from here. A number were ordered
to work along the Trans-Siberian rail
way; the others were scattered along
the Yalu frontier. Every one of the
nine were captured speedily, uner
ringly, and put to death by the Rds- ,
sians. Without aid from Japan-do- '
scription, etc.-this could not have ?
possibly happened. " ,
Then it was that the s'afT officers,
inti even the elder Statesmen, were j
placed under thecharacter.racklng.es
.-donago of the Japanese ^PJL, "j^t?j" j
The otu anti ?at?t record:! "ot "each in
lividu?l "?sSra^ts We're overhauled .
md seruliliL.-d.. No one was exempt
id whosiv/lqi.owie'dge might have b en
>old to tho eueqjy. Every man was
Followed,- dogged, watched. These ,
methods finally sei/.t .1 upon certain ,
peculiarlti^ln thc \lt( and day's work
DI" Lieut..Gol. Han/.oku of the general ?
Ilan/.oku had been inlying preset 1. j!
ike a race track winner. The women j
if his acquaintance received valuable
ewels. /The Yoshuwara knew Han
'.oku, aBpfehe bank of the city showed
le pos i amii his name. All of which
,vas ndftin the reach of a lieutenant ,
:olon6?s' salary. . lla/.oku was a bard ,
IrinBBft a gambler by European in
d i nets', a frequenter of uncertain
dubs, and Lhe idol of the geisha girls.
Ile bore the distinction of introduo
ng poker into Japan. Ile was, how- .
iver, a graduate of a German univer
sity, a military tactician of worth,
md bad been decorated for intrepid
service during the China-Japanese
war. On account, of the latter ser
idee he held a good position on the 1
general statT. i
lt has been stated that before the
withdrawal of the Russian embassy
me of the attaches arranged with <
ilan/.oku lo furnish St. Petersburg
with detailed plans of Japan's pur- <
po es. The Russian attache and lian- :
r.oku had been very friendly, having I
jeen students together in Germany.
It is asserted that Han/oku was, a
rear ago, in a very bad state financial
ly, and that be lost during a game his i
last piece of property.
The details of a dual evidence i
i gainst Ilan/.oku can not be had. No !
word of thc all'air has even reached ?
Lhe columns ol' t he J a panes press, bul
within tlie last few days the lieuton
mt colonel was arrested, tried by
?ourt mart ial, and shot, by a detach
ment of riflemen chosen from the im
perial guards. Between thc end of
the I rial and the sound of the shots
lhere were only a few hours. Han
ioku was watched over by a heavy
jua rd, and was not allowed the honor
killing himself; moreover, he was not
permitted to communicate with his
family, lt, is said that lie was exo
3Uted within the palace walls and
buried at the edge of the inner moat.
Moot (?Kuntic Trust.
Tue Standard Oil company is said
Lobe engaged in pushing plans to con
trol every commodity of the country.
It has been known that John I).
Rockefeller and associates for s une
time past have been prosecuting a
systematic elTort to control thc rail
way, coal, steel and iron business of
the country. Likewise their growing
Interest in sugar, coffee and cereals is
a matter well known. Now it is learn
ed that the company ls endeavoring
to control the wholesale grocery busi
ness. Tills developed in the Increase,
just made, in tile capital stock or the
Eldridge & Higgins company of Co
lumbus from a half million to a mil
lion, two hundred and tiffy thousand,
lt seems certain that the Standard's
owners will take the new Issue, and
through the Eldridge company they
expect eventually lo b introl the whole
sale grocery business of Ohio, and
later of the country. The Standard's
ambition, lt ls said, is to compel peo
ple of the country t?i buy all goods
One Hundred Hurled.
About loo miners have been buried
by an Immense avalanche near tho
village of Pragelato, Tunis. ? violent
storm is sweeping over that locality
and lt ls feared that other avalanches
A PROPHET OF DISASTER.
Dreadful Tilings to Happen, Accord?
lng to a Hitherto Successful Seer.
Thc prophecies of Lee Spangler, a
York merchant, who calls himself the
last of the prophets, and whose hobby
for 12 years has been thc making of
prophee'es, arc creating a stir. at
York, Pa., among those who have
faith in him.
From time to time during the past
12 years he has issued pamphlets and
tracts warning peor, .e to preparo for
the end .of the world in June, 1908.
During the wi.r between the British
and the Boan; in South Afrloi he
wrote a letter to Qeen Victoria in
which he predicted her dearth within
six mouths if she failed to withdraw
the troops frcm South Africa. In a
letter to President McKinley Spangler
warned him against an assassin.
Tile most recent of his prophecies
to be fulfilled were the death of Mark
Hanna and the breaking out of thc
war between Russia and Japan.
Spangler says that his prophecies
are revealed to him in visions by the
voice of God. lie said last night.
"When the Maine was blown up In
Havana harbor, before 1 had heard
of the disaster, it was told me in a
vision that a foreign country would
perpetrate a terrible crime against
this country. Spain was the criminal.
Since the blowing up of the Main
there has been no peace on earth.
"The Castillans aroused thc war
spirit, which had been slumbering,
aud they applied the match which has
caused the war Hame to spread. This
was the beginning, tho end will be
more terrible, more harrowing than it j
is possible for the human Imagination
"The war now going on In the East
is insignificant in comparison with the
wars that arc to follow. Complica
tions will arise which will draw many
ut tue Euiupuuu nation? into t??6
lighting, and other wars wiil break
out between Eutope nations. Within
a year all Europe will be warring.
"Tile United-States will be at war
with foreign mbntHes, and there will
be bloody race wars within her own
"Wc nave just had a severe winter,
but tile severity of next winter will
he greater. We will have cool sum
mers and rigorous winters until the
world is destroyed by lire three and a
half years from now.
"Just before tho destruction an
archy will hold sway everywhere.
There will be widespread famine and
epidemics in all lands. Gola will bring
about these things tc, prepare the
faithful and discover and expose the
"God's wrath will be especially vis
ited upon women, jphm/ will, 1.
b??mr-OTTcayT^jn3~\Li jiu "wm * t,uae
this method to punish woman for ber
<reat sin of vanity, which she has
been cultivating since the expulsion
"President Roosevelt will be re
elected as president as President of
Lhe United States, but he will sigh a
thousand Huies for private life again.
Tlie cares of his ellice will be ihe
greatest that any Ch cf Magistrate of
Republic has bad, ;.nd his Anmini.,
tration the most tumultuous of any
in tlie history of the United States.
He will be living when the end comes.
"King Edward will be the last
King of England and will witness the
destruction of the world by dre and
Lhe coming, of .Christ."
SHOT AS SPIES.
Thc Russians Make Short Work of
Two Japanese Officers.
A dispatch'.frpm-St. Petersburg says
tliajHrtperor has received the following
telegram from General Kuropatkin,
under today's date:
''AH was quiet tip: fr?e Yuin on the
l!ith'aud.20th, and there has been no
"On the.nigbt of the 19th, opposite
['ape Tower hill, west, of Kaleb ju, a
steamer was observed sending off,
boats, evidently for Hie purpose of*
Laking .soundings. The boats soon j,
In another telegram to tlie emperor
G?n?ral Kuropatkin says:
"l respect fid ly repo: t to your maj
esty that two Japanese ofllcersnamed
Steevo Yukoka and Giska Oki were
arrested near Lhe slatiou of Turchl
kba. In their possession were found ii
three case of Byckford fuse, a French
wrench, dynamite cartridges, tools
for railway wrecking, cylinder con
taining one and a half pounds of
pyroxylin, good maps of Mongolia,
Manchuria and Northern Corea and a
number of notes.
"A courtmartlal held at H bin,
April 20, found them guilty wbno be
longing to the Japanese army, of op
erating against Russia and in order
to gain success for their army, of de
stroying or damaging telegraph and
railroad communications by means of
pyroxylin or oilier accessories provided
for tbat puropse, and of making their
way secrelly inLo Manchuria', where
Lhey were arresLed by Russian paLrols
thirty versts southwest of the station
of Turchikha, on the Eastern Chinese
railway. Tlie ofticers wore Mongolian
dress Lo disguise their naLlonallty.
The ofllcers were condemned to be
deprived of their civil rights and to
be executed by banging.
"I confirmed the sentence, but, In
view of tlie olllcers' rank, consented
that they be shot Instead of hanged,
sviLli Hie same loss of civil right.
"I refused the prayer to sparc
their lives and they were execuled aL
(i o'clock on the evening of April 21.
They Will Walk.
At a large and representative gath
ering of negroes at Richmond, Va.,
Tuesday formal prolest was made
against Lhe law providing for separa
Lion of the races on street cars, and
resolutions were adopted, the gist of
which ls that the negroes of the o/im
muniiy will walk in future as evidence
of the reality of their protests.
An avalanche from the Spithora at 2
o'clock Wednesdjy norning swept the
lunn LL of Muehibac';, In S wit .ai lund.
The inhabitants w;re asleep at tbs
time and 13 wcro killed.
afan Invalid Wife Prom Death at the
Hands pf Her
Kev. Dp. Huckle. Pastor or a Fashion?
aulWlSlizabcth, Now Jersey,
. vJhuroh, Wanted on a
"lg Scriouri Charlo.
Charged by hl3 Invalid wife with
having, attempted to murder her by
strangling and suffocation as she lay
sleeping and. facing arrest and dis
missal'from his pastorate, the. ll3/.
Dr. George Buckle, for twenty years
pastor bf the fashionable Greystone
I'resbytariau Church at Elizabeth, N.
J., fledj'Wednesday with 320,000 in
cash and securities. Detectives failed
to Hod pim, and it is believed that he
lias lefti thc State. This is the sequel
of an amazing and, according to
members of the Buckle family, a
fiendish attempt at murder. Tbe only
motive attributed for the alleged
crime la that the would-be slayer was
tired of his wife because she was an
DAUGHTER WEDS SHORTLY BEFORE.
Romance is blendid with the tragic
element of tho case, as the murder Is
said te have been attempted early
Tuesday mcrnlng a few hours after
Dr. Buckle solemnized the marriage
of his eldest daughter, Ruth, to Rufus
Stuart Adams, a wealthy resident of
Montclair. This ceremony was per
formed in the parsonage drawing room
directly-under the sleeping apartment
where husband and wife later had
their terrible struggle.
Although the attempted slaying oc
curred two days ago, it was not until
Wednesday that the Elizabeth police
were notified, mecause she shrank
from the notoriety of a public com
plaint, nearly thirty hours passed be
fore Mrs. Buckle applied to Police
Justice Mahon, of Elizabeth, for a
warrant for her husband. Before
papers could bo served on the accused
pastor, who learned in some mysteri
ous way that his arrest was threaten
FAMILY PROMINENT IN SOUTH.
Neve- has Jthe aristocratic section of
Ellzabe h,, been so stirred as by this
narrowly averted tragedy. This is due
not only to toe prominence of the
Kev. D.'. Buckle, but to the populari
ty of hh; wife and.daughters, the two
eldest being leaders in the mot;'., ex
clusive younger set of Elizabeth.
The marriage of Miss Ruth Buckle
on M??da? evening was.a society
-Tl? ? '-hoseason. Only one fen
-o h!;. marred
tllO Cj.V' i' '"vuj - iri^ ub^x...vyC"vX^??vv
mother. ! It was learned Wednesday
that shh had protested against her
husband performing the cerjmony, in
view of certain all?gations which w re
ender consideration by the church
alders at the time. All was otherw se
cleasint, however, and the yot ig
nuple started 01 the way to tin
I'ranclsco and tte Orient on tt.dr
According to mamiersof the fami
ly thc Imckles ret red early, follow: ag
Lac departure of their guests, and hy
Diidnighb the orly persons in the
parsonage were the the husband and
YU fe, with their seventeen-year-old
laughter Virginia, and a four-year
lld baby girl cradled in the saine room
ivith her parents.
WIFE'S WIKRD STORY.
Shortly after mi might, Mrs. Buckle
lays she awoke tc lind lier husband
banding over her. Frightened by
Lbe hatred in his eyes, she hurriedly
?sked bim what was the matter.
"Oh," she says he replied, "1 just
.?'anted to see il you were asleep."
She complained ol having a headache,
ind he offered to dampen a towel, she
?lid, and put it on her forehead.
What occurred then was told to police
Justice Mahon by the complainant,
ts pale and still hearing marks of a
violent struggle, she vividly described j J
the terrible ordeal as follows:
When my husband offered to relieve
my suffering 1 was somewhat surpris- 1
2d, as he seldom showed mc any cour- (
Lesies of the kind. But he left the i
room and returned in a few minutes I
with a large Turkish towel. Before i
bringing lt to me he carefully closed i
Hie door leading Into the adjoining
roora occupied hy our daughter, Vir
'Then he brought the towel to me.
It was dampened with warm water
instead of cold and 1 told him that a
warm towel would not relieve a bead
ich". Ile replied that it was good
enough and folded it In a thick
square. I noticed this, as we always
kept a dim light burning In the apart
ment because or our baby, who slept
In a cradle near the ?:ad.
TOW BL COVERS NOSE AND MOUTH.
Suspecting nothing, I permitted
him to lay the towel over my face,
but remarked to him that it was too
far down, as it covered my nose and
mouth. He said. "No matter; you
will feel better in a few moments."
1 was grateful because of his un
usual kindness, and was slow to real
ize that tba towel was being tlrmly
and gradually pressed closer. Then
came the awful realization that 1 was
at thc mercy of a murderer. His
look of hatred, which I had noticed
upon awakening, new came Into my
mind and I tried to scream. But it
was useless. Thc damp towel com
pletely shut elf utterance and my
breath was rapidly leaving mc.
Several times I .rapped on the head
of the bed with my ring in hopes of
arousing my daughter in thc next
room. As soon as my husband heard
this sound he grasped ray arm and
pinioned lt under one hand, while he
placed lils right knee upon my breast,
so that it was impossible for me to
move. My strength was rapidly giv
ing way, but by a desperate effort I
managed to give a feeble scream when
tie raised the towel slightly to peer
Into my face. It was not loud
enough to be heard.
Tho moments seemed hours n't I
struggled there In the dimly llgl ted
.OOH. Just as 1 bogan to lose b ipo
ind. consciousness 1 managed b\ a
tup?rhuman effort to move oye\f to
the edge of the bed and then, exert
ing my strength again, I turned a lit
tlc moro and fell to the door. II aa I
bean sleeping la the centre of the bed
he would certainly have smothered
mo to death.
CRIBS AROUSE HER DAUGHTER.
But In falling I dislodged the towel I
and also struck tho cradle in which
baby was sleeping. Her cries min.
gkd wltb mine and aroused my
dajghter In the next room. Virginia
came In, she says, just as her father,
sci ambled to bis feet, but I was lying
unconscious on- the ?loor.
She asked him what was the mat
ter, and he was explaining tin t I bad
fallen out of bed while asleep. He
heM the towel behind his b ick and
was still explaining the matter when
I t?ld our daughter that her father
bad tried to murder me and ask?d ber
to call the neighbors. She rushed
next door and awakened the Stevens
family, au alco Dr. H. R. Llvengood.
Mr. Stevens and Dr. Llveng?od hur
ried to the parsonage and confronted
Despite my own and the accusations
of my daughter my husband declaraed
that he had mt intended to hurt me.
He told them that lt was simply a
nlght-mare that I had had, but when
they saw my bruised face and wrist,
where he had clutched me, he was
silent. Dr. Llvengood Insisted upon
my daughter and myself spending the
remainder of the night at the Stevens
House, and we left Dr. Buckle with
our then sleeping baby at the par
RETURNS TO ASK FORGIVENESS.
On returning home the next morn
ing Dr. Buckle had gone, but ho came
back in the afternoon and begged me
to forgive him. He even began weep
ing. I told him that I could never
really forgive him, but that If he
would tell the truth to our neigbors
that, for the sake of our children, I
would try and live with him.
He said that he would be discharg
ed from his pastorate if he told the
bruin. Then, as 1 was ?rm in my
iemand, he left and did not come
back until this, Wednesday, morning.
His hair was dishevelled and he ap
pared to have been walking about all
night In the street.
He again pleaded with me not .to
ruin him, and while I was talking
aver the matter with.my daughter he
?vent into his study and took a small
Iron box, In which he kept his own
ind my property, to the value of
ibout 820,000 in securities, cash and
two large life Insurance policies. Be
fore I returned he had left the house.
WIFE IMPUTES AWFUL MOTIVE.
As for his motive for wishing to
imotber me, I am firmly convinced
that he thought Ita good opportunity
bo accomplish his purpose and i hen
explained that it was heart failure,
brought on by the excitement of the
- I Juij.--n-n>....k.:. - ~ .-- . " > * -
bold myhusband that "Dr. Llvengood,
mr family physician had cautioned
me against taking any violent exer
cise, because of heart trouble. By
smothering me he could easily ha *e
explained that was heart failure that
eau sed my death.
As soon as my husband left the
uocse I went to see Judge Mahoi,
md 1 hope they will be able to place
nay husband behind the bars. He s
unworthy of officiating as a paster
ind it is a crime against man and G?:l
for him to do so. Besides attempt
ing to murder me, he has neglected
me and our children in favor of an
)th;r person, and is in every way a
langerousaod unfaithful father and
A SAD CASE.
?hot Herself Demi at thc Gruvo of
A dispatch from Berlin. Ge many,
layi. Miss Edith Brlcont, o:' New
i'oik, ended her life at the g-ave of
1er fiance in a cemetery near this city <
iVe Inesday night, shootiug herself
ihrough the heart.
1 be young woman was to have left
or New York Thursday by way of
Iamburg, and had gone for a last
ooh at her sweetheart's resting place.
Miss Brlcont, who bad lived for the
ast few years abroad, mee a young
:ivll engineer last Fall by the name
jf Rose, who was studying here, and :
ihey quickly fell in love. Their en
gagement was announced about a i
month ago. i
Miss Brlcont was In Wiesbaden
when she heard of Rose's illness, and
with her parents and brother at once
hurried hack to Berlin. They arrived
boo late to see the young man alive.
The young woman refused to leave
the scene of her sweetheart's death
ind lived with his sisters, lier pa
rents, wishing to divert her attention,
Insisted on her returning to is'ew
York, and they were all to meet at
Hamburg and sail Thursday.
Wednesday she asked to be allowed
bo go to Rose's grave for a last time
done. After sho had been tn the
cemetery for a short time an attend
int heard a shot ..nd, going to the
plaoe where he had seen the young
woman, found her stretched across
:ier lover's grave dead.
nie. Out pm ol' (?old.
The enarmous output of gold coin
ige at the Philadelphia mint contin
ues at a rate which surpasses all pre
vious records. Sin'e February ?, up
to April 10, there has been coined
S(10,180,;t90 in S20 gold prices. The
soinage during the week begining
Monday, April ll, and ended on Sat
urday, April lu, inclusive, aggregated
?Bl 1,21)2,(100 in gold, an average of
nearly 82,000,000 jer day. On the
last day of this record-breaking week .
the coinage was S2,f>uo,OOO, also a re
cord-breaker. The weight of tho
gold to produce this one week's coin
age was over forty-two tons. Tills
vast coinage of gold In so short a
time, lt was announced at the mint,
has never been equalled by the mints
of any other nation, nor by any mint
in this country._
tx iii/', r'ire.
The total loss by the tire which de
stroyed tho wholesale district of To
ronto Wednesday night will, accord
ing to thc most conservative estimates
r^ach $12,000,000; the total Insuranco
is ??8,360,000. Tim. area swept by tl ie
arc embraced 14 acres and from 5,000
to 7,000 persons are thrown out of
A Beautiful sentiment Has Been
Grossly Abused by Mistake.
The Confederate soldier was as
brave, as faithful, as heroic as any
who ever wore the emblem of the Le
gion of Honor or the. Victoria Cross?
yet his only decoration is a> simple
oross of bronze. Conferred not by a
successful and powerful government,'
for the government for which he
fought failed, nor by a monarch in
state and ceremony-but conferred
nevertheless by the queen of the Con
federacy, the womanhood of the south.
It was a beautiful conception that
originated with the Daughters of the
Confederacy, the conferring of this
cross upon the vet?rans of whose
faithful service, bravery and courage
there was no doubt. Of course these
emblems of respect and confidence
lose all value if even one of them is
bestowed upon a man whose record
does not deserve that honor, or if it is
obtained otherwise than through the
properly accredited channels. Yet lt
seems that very macy of the crosses
of honor have been thus secured and
that they are being generally distrib
uted througnout the country. The
abuse, it appears, ls so great that the
Daughters ot the Confederacy have
felt obliged to call attention to it In
the following circular which has been
sent Tiie State for publication:
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
OtDce of the Corresponding Secre
tary, Martinsburg, W. Va., April
Dear Sir: The Daughters of the
Confederacy learn with great rsgret
that through misapprehension or In
advertaice a large cumber- of badges
have been ordered from Schwab & Co.,
of Milwaukee, manufacturers of the
cross of honor, and used and eistrlbut
at the late Veterans' reunions; these
badges-are, in some respects, facsimi
les of this cross of honor which it bas
been their happiness and privilege to
present on- stated occasions and con
ditions to veterans of the Confederate
As the free distribution of these
badges has caused confusion and mis
taken reports, thereby diminishing
greatly any ?value that may be/.pos
sessed by the cross ,.ofv honor:, the
Daughters of the Confederacy now en
treat the Associations of Confederate
Veterans to refrain hereafter from
using such badges, and also as much
as possible to collect and destroy the
thousands that have already been dis
This request, lt will readily be seen,
comes from no spirit of criticism, but
from the wish to keep in the hands of
the Daughters of the Confederacy,
the power to honor by this little token
of respect and affection all true Con
"With sentiments of the highest re
s' cots-_Ver.v irU'V-Vnuri. ... i
ITlllSl. 1 lliul.M.-i 1<. Jlt/Uliu ...A. ;
By order of the president,
Mns. AUGUSTINE T. SMYTHE.
It will be seen from this that the
crosses have been bought from the
manufacturers of the genuine article, 1
and "are in some respects fae similes
of this cross of honor." Every one 1
who bolds In respect the Confederacy I
and Its true heroes will heed the warn
In of this circular and assist the U. 1
D. C. In preserving this emblem as a !
token ol' honor for the veterans who <
are entitled to that distinction.-Co
TRUSTS A MENACE
To the llepubllc, Says Jud ice Gross
cup, nf Chicago.
The supremacy of "some political
party with a settled policy regarding
Hie great corporations of the country"
has been declared by Judge Toter S
(irosscup to be the means of escape
from "an impending transformation
in the ideals-lying at the foundation
of a republican form ol' government."
Speaking before Hie Chicago Con
gregational Club, the jurist declared
himself a friend of the "honestly
managed corporation," while deplor
ing that "the individualism of thirty
years ago has been lost in vast merg
ers of capital."
The plat form of his proposed new
political party was outlined by the
speaker as follows:
Recognition of the fact that the
corporation is "here to stay," and
cannot be driven out by a "mad dog"
A demand that the capitalization
of a corporation shall represent ita
Insistence that the great seal of a
State shall not be employed to sanc
tion the existence of institutions 1
Restrictions on the organization of
corporations "of Eiffel Tower con
struction," offering "ground door
privileges" to a few stockholders.
The subjection of i.ll corporations
to government supervisiion.
"The dishonest corporation es an
Institution of this country will never
bo broken up until such policy lias
been adopted by a courageous, high
minded political party, and no such
party will ever take it up until it is
assured of favorablo public senti
ment," said J udge Grosscup.
Tho Texas Crop.
The census bureau says careful in
quiry regarding the boll weevil has
developed the fact that this insect is
now in 06 of the 178 cotton produc
?rig counties of Texas and destroyed
cotton of the crop of l!)i?:t amounting
to 739,360 bales, which is the differ
ence between an ample and a short
crop for the country. Including the
value of the seed, the loss is equiva
lent, to $49,272,989. A conservative
est imate of the loss resulting to Texas
from tho imperfect weather conditions
which affected that section in com
mon wit h other cotton States is placed
at i!-T,(.il5 bales. The proportion of
tho Texas crop to the total crop in
creased from 23.5 per cent in 1902 to
25.1 percent, in 1903.
?Hc? Writing Thanks.
A special from Cullom says: S. H. '
Herrin, who was recently nominated
In the Democratic primary for dork
of the circuit court dropped dead at
his home herc Wednesday while sign
ing a note to thc voters of his coun
ties. Just as he had signed his name
he was stricken with heart disease
and died almost Immediately. '
He Says Delegation of TM? Stat?
Will Support Him.
INTERVIEWED BY A REPORTER.
Says Hearst ls Not tho Man Wo
Want. Roosevelt's Ileoord
the Great Issue,
Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, of
South Carolina, passed through the
city Wednesday morning with his
family, returning to bis home at
Edgefleld, says the Charlotte Chroni
cle of Thursday. On account of ?
renewed attack of a throat trouble,
which un?tted him for work several
weeks ago, the senator will not return
to Washington during the ?present
session of congress.
When approached by the reporter, -
In the Pullman where he . and his
family occupied a section, the^cnator
was affable and in an unusually pleas
ant mood. He said that he had. work
ed hard during the present session,
but now, that there was nothing else
of much Import to transpire' during
the remaining two weeks, he thought
that, with his bad throat and a much
needed rest ho was entitled to a vaca
Senator Tillman talked with much
Interest about the approaching na-'
tional convention, and the chances of.
tho different candidates for tho presi-1;
"Senator, what do you think of the
action of the New York convention In
"Why, they did exactly right.
Hearst ls not the man we want. The .
people of this country are tiring of
che radical iura of mind wiiioh ia now
dictating the policy of the govern
ment. Tlie president is. an extremist
and is trying to get the country into
all kinds of trouble.' A war with a
foreign country would exactly suit his
easfc?. ^he,. people are beginning to
realize'that he is unsafe in his policy
and methods, and that he is the wrong
man for the high ol?ce he holds.
"TUB money men realize his unsafe
ness and will not support him. If
the. Demoorats will nominate a good,
safe, level-minded, conservative man,
the people will rush over each other
tosupport him, and he will ho elect
ed. The president' cannot stand
"Senator, I believe you are a Park- .
er mao," said thc reporter.
"Iain for a good, safe, Ievei-headt
ed, C(.'U.s-jrvat.ivo-rs?3, who is -hones
frii his .policies au? enough to
carry .them out/'
"Well, I bslleve he ia," ?aid the
Senator with a smile.
"Do you think New York will cast
ber vote for him in the convention?"
"Yes, without a doubt. Tammany
is badly defeated."
The reporter asked Senator Tillman
bis opinion as to the sentiment in re
gard to Parker lu his own state and
was told that, although the conven
tion would not likely instruct the
lelegates how to vote, they would, In
ill probability, vote as a unit for
Barker. Senator Tillman gave it as
bis opinion that almost all of the
Southern votes would he cast for
Barker In the convention.
"There isa great national prejudice
against Mighty and unsound policy of
the president, and he will be over
whelmed if that conservative man is
nominated," the senator siid in con
A? American Lor il.
Albert Kirby Fairfax eldest son of
the late John Co?t?e Fairfax of Prince
Georges county, Maryland, andMn
heritor of his titles of Lord Fairfax
and Baron Cameron in the peerage of
Scotland, has assumed these titles
and has taken his seat among his
peers in the British House of Lords.
Mr. Fairfax went to London two years
ago to accept a position in a bank,
and with no idea of giving up his
American citizenship. His claims to
a peerage were too well known how
ever and he was soon sought by mem
bers of the aristocracy. Then he was
adopted as the legal heir of a wealthy
Englishman and now he has consented
to assume the titles named. The tltlo
of Lord Fairfax was tirst worn in this
country by the man who was a friend
of Washington. It has never been
allowed to lapse, being confirmed for
ever to the family heir by special
Would Soll Hl? Body.
At Kingston, Ont., the medical
faculty of Queen's University, at its
meeting Thursday night, had before
them a letter from a man In central
Vermont who was In need of money
and desired to mortgage lils body to
the college. Ile declared that he was
no freak and was willing to come to
Kingston to be examined z.n? to sign
a document turning over his body
upon his death, for a money consider
ation to be paid immediately. No
amount was mentioned, the faculty
being asked to make an offer. The
communication was tiled away, the
faculty not caring to make deals on
bodies which may not bo procurable
for a quarter of a centuery.
An April Blizzard.
New York city was visited with a
small snow storm Wednesday morn
ing, "the beautiful" falling at Inter
vals for several hours. It was as cold
and raw as a December day. Tele
grams from points in New York state
and points lu New England also re
port snow and bitter cold at those
points. From Buffalo comes a report
of nearly a foot of snow In that olty
during the night and a blizzard which
raged several hours.
A dispatch, from Knoxville, Tenn.,
says snow to the depth of 18 Inohes ls
reported from the mountain Bectlons
In this vicinity. In the city three or
four inches fell and the temperature
ls below freezing. Cattlemen have
already placed their cattio on the
mountain ranges and stand to loso
heavily as a result of the cold weather,
which ls a novelty for this section at
such a period of thc year.