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"DO THOU, OIWAT MUKUTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AN Ii MAKIO OUR LIVESIN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OH OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNE rTSVILLE, S, C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1905.
Ot* a Mysterious Rival or a Des
WHO IS MURDERING
The Little Clilldrtn of a Mr?. Perkins
One by One. Only Four Now Sur
vive of a Family of Nine.
to Airs. I\i Kin".
In tho stately, staid old city of
Richmond Virginia-laden with his
torio memorios-there Is to-day acted
a story of seorot murder, of love and
jealousy, of plot and" counter plot,
such ah Z la or Gaburlau would relish.
On tho lips of every mau and wo
man in too olty to-day rises tho one
ejuestion-what hidden hand poisoned
, . tue ohihiren of Mrs. Emma Perkins?
And this question, agitating tlio pop
ulatlon of tue whole city, remains un
answered. One hy one live of tho nine
ohlldren of Mrs. Pei kins drooped ano
died like lluwerB stricken by an loy
wind. But it is as to tho deaths cf
tho last two children-Willie, a two
year-old baby, the only child of his
mother's secci d marriage, and Ootav
ia liiakey, vb-.., until the afternoon
of Tuesday, O ve bi r 14, had ht en the
youngest of Mrs. Perkins's live sui viv
lng children by btu urst marriage to
William Blakey-IL ai the whole city
asks thc questions wi..cb has chiven
ev* ry monier in Richmond, from tin
woman of society in her mansion te
the v ornan of the cottage, iuto a fren
zy ot fear.
For w. man, a? she thinks ot the
hapless In neu i s dying in the agonies
of phoyphomu p haming, instinctive
ly ^athols her cl?\?a.< n an.une1 her a?
if to prottot them fi coi tho veiled as
Bassin whose hand avon now may strike
at their ll </es.
From the moment of that Tuesday
afternoon, now nearly three weeks
agore, that Octavia, the pretty, gold
en- hailed little girl win m every one
around 1er lerne in North S xib
streut, Richmond, knew and loved,
staggered Into the house to fall Into
her motin r's arms and die there, has
the. whole o- ttctive loice of the city
and the Mate be;-n concentrated on
tho woik ot solving the ptobiem ano
leaching the author of a Boheme of
mumer which in nicety of detail, cold
calculation of o lances and exactitude
of results is worthy of the bast efforts
.cf tho Bc-rgias, Tao death or Octavo?
lt was tuai opined tho path to diiicoy
' cry in tho case of her little step bro
ther, Willie, two years old, who on the
nlgnt of September 21 bad died in
orr es rond 11 g agonies, and with the
same i ldc int symptoms. And now
do the i?.. tula t i Mrs. Perkins, in the
days wi en she wa? Mts Blakey, recah
the weird 01. ou instances iu rounding
the death of each of three of tim eight
children of her lit sb marriage. In these
deatns were prisant the charuoieiistic
smoke from the mouth, thc odor ol
garlic, the kaihly faintness, followed
by compime coma, found in the case
ol Ootav ia ii d the baby, Willie.
As though ni hideous gibe at thc
police, at the paren.s, at ail tho.se who
would drag t ho a sas hi to the light,
tho fi li Lai d again strlckes the Per
kins hom . And LVSO of the four chil
dren lt f j tu the mother hy thc destroy
er lio ab the point of death, for again
in the sauie way, the poison ha3 Leen
placed iu their r. od.
Yt t ar, ii.o end of three weeks, willi
the accusations of the mother on hei
'catii at, the Inquest that Mrs. Mamu
McDowell, the pretty, dark-haired,
. smilllng little woman with a soft voice
and subdued manner, who, under the
name of Mrs. bryant, lived only a few
dcors away fr.,m the Pjrklns home,
baa brcnght about the death of her
children and tried to alienate horhus
band's affections, ringing through tito
olby, tho police and the Coroner alike
aro brought to tho end of their resour
ces in thc following facts:
1.That both children clearly died
of phosphorous poisoning, the stomach
of Lucho.), according io Dr. Taylor,
the Coroner, who made the post-mor
te m examination, giving forth hi dark
ness, a lurid "tl uno' -theunmistake
able evidence of phosphorus poison
2. --That from tho days of her first
marriage Mrs. Perkins had boen the
object of hitler enmity on tho part of
a woman once her closest friend.
.'J-That thc symptoms displayed hy
three of tho eight children of her tirst
marriage before their deaths corros
pontLtl with tlioso shown by th?,
ohlldren whoso deaths aro now undoi
investigation. The earlier deaths
wore, however, oillclally stated to be
due to natural causes.
4.-That In May last Mr. and Mrs.
Perkins woie jointly the recipients ( I
a serle? of letters throating d.ath,
two teing signed a friend of Mrs. Per
kins, who, however, has denied all
knowledge of these letter? and ha?
submitted specimens of her handwrlt
ting for comparison with the hand
wrlttlng in the anony mous commun!?
oatiors, Mrs. Mitchell has boon tully
6 That the poison was administer
ed by a woman.
(i that both children had boen nur
sod by Mrs Mamie McDowell illumed
lately before their death.
Behind thc curtain that shlolds tho
murderess lies the story of a deep, un
fatliomablo well of passion running
through the dull lives of these simple,
commonplace country people, whose
tm ly hope in this world ls to care
bread, ami work uh til they dlo; a story
of ht. ll'..id lovo tu ned to hate; of wo -
man transformed io a furry by the In
difference of the man she sought, and
striking r,t t he heart of tho mother,
when sue hated, through her Innocent
^Wom an's worst and ooldosb erl mos
? ar? con?i?dttcd for tho sake of love:
those of meTf\f<>r monoy," mys Lom
And eloquent bfNslts testimony of
the working of a womt\o*isS heat under
the stress of passion is tho Hist of tho
Moo of letters dropping ono by ono into
tho homo. Tho ll rut leter boro a bor
der of bluok, rind ls among tho3o not
yet given tut for publication.
"The border of ulaok is for my ilrst
lovo," said tho writer, "You robb 3d
mo of tho n an.
I wanted-he who IH now in his
grave. And now I am determined to
strike at yt li. lt is my purposo lirst
to break y .ur heart hy making you
childless, and then to freo your hus
band. That lt ls my purposo todo this
you ?nay kaow."
Tho mother tinted and put the let
ter aside. A weeli wout by and ibero
ovino auotl or lotter.
"You hf.vc taken no heed of my
warning," sa'd the writer. "I tell you
I'll striko through those you low
Ar d with each morning there lay on
the breakfast table. In sinister slgnith
canoe, the letter with the handwrit
ing that they know so well.
IKavlor and heavier grew tho hearts
of the parents with each of thoso let
but at la:^t there came a morning
when the familiar step of the poatm tn
passed by their door. A second and a
third morning carno and went, with
still no letter.
And they cried fer Joy at tho thought
that tho shadow of death had been
lifted from thou. Thc mere incident
of tho house dog dying In convulsions
was not Bulli ?lent to attract attention.
Never was the thought of the un
known avenger less present to their
minds than ou that September af 1er
noon when the btby While toddled
cut to tho doorway and thou a few
yards along the road.
I) dy half an hour had pissed whoo
there appeared in the doorway a man
bearing the motionless liAure of the
child in his anns.
He had been found lying in th"
roadway near his father's cottage.
NJ one at that time took any oar
bicular notice of the erb ir of garlic on
thc breath o? the child.
All that the doctors t.'ould ?;ay was
that thc symptoms indloatt d tho pres
'ince, of some, foreign substance iu thr
oed y. Within twelve bouts thc boy
The heart of thc moth or was full of
a foreboding of that which was yet Lo
With tho coming of Monday morn
ing there again lay the familiar envel
ope on the t able.
"There ls reason in this warning,"
wrote the sender ot the letter. "Then
.viii be mme reason before 1 am dune
And now tholettors came with every
vost, slander was now alternated with
commonplace veibtage, and those let
tera, really telling little of the bide
u truth, are the only communie!
?ions made public by thc p-jlicd at the
Tuen once more c". me a cessation ol
the letters, and tho parents, tremb
ling, walli d.
Ail through these weeks had Mrs.
Perkins, q ilotly watohlug, bent lier
eyes on tho one worn av, who of al
others, hy reason of old memories ol
which she even now will not speak
die behoved bated her.
"There is a woman who ls klllluj
my ohlldren and who may lake m\
husband, ns she wo lld have taken lin
other,'* she said.
The world now knows tho story ti
the October afternoon on which th<
mild Octavia was to meet her dcatl
hy the hand of the prisoner.
She had rheo from her mother'!
side, and ran lightly to the. house o
Mrs McDowell, ai d the next that WM
a'en ot her was when she reap pear et
in tho doorway of the Perkins cottage
and with a sigh and a moan fainted ii
her mother's arms.
Again was the characteristic odo
of garlic; again the shtverl lg oonvuis
ions and the sharp gaspi and erl's o
agony, ere eight hours later death re
leaaod the BI rr r r
Suspicion h td in the mind of Mrs
Porkies hew m > Certainty. UVom tba1
moment tho word "murder" took nu
pl80 of all others lu tho Vi.otbulary
.f the Web mond people. Mrs. Pjrklm
poke at last and cried out for vengen
nico on the woman who, she d ?clares
killed her children, and would hive
robbed her of her husband. - Now Yorl
At Valdosta, Ga , Glyde Jordai
and Peter Powell, well known whit
mon from near Pelham, were tried be
fore United States Oom missioner, Po
wi-ll on a charge of white-capping i
witness who was to appear in toe tod
<ral court against distillers In that see
ti-m. Thc victim was a man name'
W. P. Crosby, who claims that tues
two men and throe others met biri
on the roadside last Saturday, all o
them masked and gave him a ll ?gghii
and told him they would pub an en
to him if h . did not (cavo i ne oountr
at once, lia says they charged hie
with furnishing fvldetca In "nnon
shine" casen The bonds of Jorda
and Powell were tx sd at $500 ead
Deputy Unit id States M trslul God
win will try to bring thc others to fae
the cai rt._
K'-Volt hi Hi-a/'<
A burne's A y rt s dispatch says: ,
r?volution has br< lc in out In Ko I
Janeiro against Un Brazilian gove,
ment. The entire garrison of tl
capital,han rebelled, and the' quadra
in the harbor has sided with tuc revi
lutlonists and threatens to bombar
oho cioy. Hundreds of persons wei
killed in euc miters in tho street
One dispatch says that tho troubl
began with the mutiny of thc garrlia;
of the fort of San ta? Or U2, due te il
treatment of a sergeant by tho o iii .<
In cjmroand. Colonel P dre Ino w;
arrested and Maj ,c Froiro an ensi^
were killed. Troops were sent the.
to quoll th.^ mill loy_
MuHt Hervo Soiitenoe.
A dispatch fromOolumbia savs th
John Wa'drop, whonLot S, L' Maddi
In Greenville county n y on r agoj as tl
latter was leaving Waldrop'.t hom
Wi cro thoy had (j r.trrellcd, mu
servo his life torm, a rehearing heh
Killed Looplnjc tlio <4*|v.
At Columbus, Onio, on W-dncsd:
Luke Howard was probably fatal
Injured wi.Po "looping tho gap" lin
automobile. The machine had gol
safely through Its evolutions, b
bounded up af tor landing and turin
oyer, falling on Howard and broakh
Thc Courts Will Decide Between
Hearst and McClellan.
JN NEW YORK CITY.
.McClellan cctcd on thc Pace of the
Returns, but Hearst Says He Was
Counted Out and Appeals to
thc Counts fur u Recount
The election in tho olly cf Nw
ou Tuesday ot last week was one o'
tho most exciting ever held in that
city. Tho candid iles for mayor wore
G ^o. Ii. McClellan, Democrat, W. It
Honst, Mu dolf al O .vnorshipfllj 'ague
and W. M. Ivlns, Republican. As
counted tho voto s'.ood as follows:
McClellan. 228 (551
This gi vos McClellan 3,486 plural!
ty over II tarsi and 111 002 over Ivlns,
but whether McClellan or Hearst will
no the next mayor of GToater Now
York the c mrts m ist decido. Hearst
declared Immediately after the veto
was declared that he would take an
appeal to the supreme court, his mau
agers having stated that they had so
ured tvldei ce of Illegal acts against
j :t? thousand Inspectors (if olectlon,
and that thirty thousand Hearst men
who went to Hie polls to volo for
Hearst had found that their names
natl already boon voted.
Hearst's proposed acion met with
wann approval In many quarters, even
among thoso who opp sid lils election,
and he received many assurances of
support. District Attorney J ero m
expressed himself in terras of strong
approval of Hearst's programme and
declared that ho would immediately
;ni titulo a searching Investigation of
the alleged democratic frauds. He also
ordered tho returns from the eighteen
th ai;d slxt.i districts to ho carefully
guarded, lvms, the defeated it puh
hean candidate, assured Hearst of his
support in his light.
On Wednesday afternoon the exe
cutive com mitte of Tainmony Hall is
sued the following statement: ''rho
?xv c u jive ot mmltteo nf thc democrat
ic organization protests against the
outrageous published threat of tho de
ft ated candidate of tho Municipal
O/vnershlp League to overthrow the
will of the popple as expressed by tho
veto cast on election day and directs
its law ommittce to exeat its best
elrot is and take su m st. ps and inst!
tule Kuoh prece lings as will safe
guard tho election of George B. Mc
C oban as mayor of Now York. Wc
a so c.ill on th o 1 i missioner of police
and tho custodian of tho bi lot to
preserve tho same intact from ail in
erf8renee by any one from any unau
ohoriz d source. "
i) i Wednesday Hearst, gavj out the
following statement: "Wo havo thh
eleotion. All Tammany's frauds, ab
faram any's corruption, all Tammany'.,
intimidation and violuuce, all Tam.
nany'a false registration, illegal VOL
lng and dishonest counting have UJI
been able to ovi retime a great p mular
mi'.jjrltv, Tue recount will - h iw that
..o h.ivo won tho election by man)
nou and of votes. 1 si.all light tilt
oattle tu the end lu behalf ol the poo
(jlo who have cast their votes for me
and who shall not ho disfranchised by
any ll rt of criminal bossei.
" Vv 1 Mil AM KAN DDI.I'll IfjCAKST."
Although McClellan ?U tue face ot
!.e complete, return?? was cleo ted by
a plurality of 3,486, tho damoorats
lost heavily. The eleotion of VVillln.ni
T. J brome, Independent, as oh.t ic
attorney, is asevere blow to tho TAI?
many organ ./, ition, Which ex rt? d ali
the fcroo allis command to dote il
him. His victory ls remarkable when
I tis considered that ho wau the candi
late of no party and made his appeal
for votes Solely on bis record tn i liles
for the last four y ur years and tnav
avery man who voted for Iii m voted a
In lils demand for a rMount Hearst
is supported hy District A dorney WU
lam T. Jerome, himself viotoru.m In
ids singlehanded fight against the
?reat Tammany machine. He says:
"1 shall Immediately institute an in
vostlgation of thc frauds perpetrated
oy Tammany at the polls Wednesday,
if thc facts warrant 1 shall bi gui an
immediate prcsooution against those
guilty of crime."
Blid S. Color, olected presiden*, of
tim borough of Hro ?klyu on tin; M un
?cipal Ownership Lcaguo ticket, also
supports Hearst's contention that h<
/vas rightfully elie'.ed. Color baid:
"Mr. Bears'" has been elected hy io,
ooo v jtos. Hehas been cheated by
bile tremendous fraud.; of Tamma (J
Hall. Taero is no doubt whatever of
ils election. 1 shall work night and
lay to see that justice ls doini. The
people of Now York havo electe.d him
mayor, audit has only boen bv tue
moa. outrageous, brtzsn and rotten
fraud that Tammany lstryh.g to keep
.hat chico away from bim,"
10'octlon (iay carno to a cl iso with a
iramatlc scone at tho Hoffman house,
where Heart gathered his friends and
nlvisois around him lo bogln tho pre
?aral lon of his logal contest Of tho re
turns, which Indicated tho success of
iis democratic opponent, George B
McClellan. Aa tho lato vote ci mc In
.hotting McClellan only a few thous
ind alu ad, and as it was notici d lim.1
?gures frum some of tho cast side dis
uricis wero missing, Mr. Hearst said
ie behoved ho was bolrg cheated out
of a bard fought and honosi.lv won
victory, and announced his Intention
,o make a contost In the courts.
Ho sont out a call at ones for the
ncmbais of tho law committee of tho
municipal ownership league, and soon
!;hoy begun ?o air. v i, many of thom In
^vening clothe t, they having bi II M
found si.dal gathorlngsof the theat ers.
At tho tiotel walihig for the lawyi rfl
were scores of Hearst voters with
stories of violence and outrageai poll
places where they had gone to cant
c.he'r ballots. Men^wero coming Into
ho hotel constantly with bruised and
bloody f Aces. O io man had his arm
broken and another's head was out BO
badly that Mr. Hoarst had him ru'j to
bed In the hotel. Pe ports wero brc u^ht
In telling of one man having his eye
g< u rei out awl of a Hearst man whose
linger had buen chewed oil in a poll
Tim board of aldermen, is lost to
Tammany, they g?tilng twenty-five
members against thirty-eight roi-uh
Hean and nine, municipal ownership
members, Bird S. Coler, municipal
ownership, and Joseph B. Ormcl, rc
public m and municipal ownership,
reelected, respectively, pr?sident of
tho Brooklyn and the C? loens boron
ghs, have membership ou the city's
board of estimate and apportionment,
which c mtrols all expenditure of mern
This is of great importance, giving
t e municipal ownership league a voice-,
in thc city's lluaucial affairs and also
In thc granting of frauohiher, which
power also is lodgid in tho board. In
addition to losing tho board of alder
men, Tu m m my lost twelve members
or thc state assembly from New York
cunny, and tho assembly, when lt
meets In Albany on .January 1, next,
will be republican by more then li to
Tammany claim their candidates
for comptroller, president of the board
of alderman, president of Manhattan
borough, president of Bronx borough,
Sheriff, clerk and rcglstor of Now York
county, and all thc coroners In Man
hattan and the Bronx. The following
supreme court justices were elected In
New York county: Henry W. Gilder
sleeve, democrat; George L, Ingram,
democrat and repub i :an, and C larlo.-.
10. Newberger, denn erat and repuhli
oar, in Brooklyn; Joseph A. Burr, re
pub.loan and Muuicipal Ownership
L ague, was olected supreme court
In Klrys couutv the Municipal
Ownership League el< cted its candi
dates for sheiill, county clerk, regis
ter ?4id coroner. By fusion, repuhli
cans elected the district attorney of
Queens county. Mayor McClellan'*
plurality of 3,486 1s the smallest by
ivhloh any mayor of New York has
ever been elected,
Tl o new city government, exclusive
of thc hoard of alderman- will be con
slit u tod as follows:
Major-George B. McClellan, Dem
Comptroller-Herman A. Mc'/.
President of the board of alderman
-Patrick F. McGowan, Democrat.
B .trough presldont-Manhattan,
John F. Ahearn, Democrat.
Bronx-Louis F. Hatton, Democrat
Brooklyn-Bird S. Coler, Muniolp
al O jyncr&hlp,
Q icens-Joseph M Burns, Muniol
pal Ownership and Democrat.
Richmond-George M. Cromwell,
BIG COTTON FIRS.
S. v ral Hundred BAICH lluritod ?t
Ht. Muttli. w i.
A dispatch from St. Matthews to
thc State says about three o'clock
Ph u rad ay m .ming the cotton plat
form at the Southern depot was dis
covered on lire. T.ils platform isa
jpaclous one, containing more than
2 OOO square foo?, and was covered by
i:ol on belonging Lo various cotton
uyoi o? -iL. Matthews.
Mr. John D. Antley, the public
w i ;? er, was Keen and he estimates
tue number of bales oil the platform
to hav . bei n 650 of which 18? were
v d by the heroic efforts of thi s
ho reached the tire first, leaving 8
balance of 376 bales, willoh were to
.ally (1 i Iroyed by lire. The burne?
cotton 11 (Oily covi red by insurance.
The ru'pot which is comparative!)
new, was saved ny the strenons effort fi
of the ag nt, Mr. J. H. B ckham,
,vho gave ?.?O of ids own money to by
staiid< rs to work while exp ised to thc
fearful heat of tho burning cotton.
Young .1 ck Bookham and IO m me tl
Smoko, assistants to the a?:ent, stood
maufuily by the Interest of the rail
way C' m pan y.
t.'o s doioua among thi many worked
valiantly to save the depot from dc
imo.lot was old ''Minim" Ann lt'Ii
is >n, who called to several of her col
or who stood and on Ind IT rently to
come while s ie led (tn the and dragged
heavy pieces of timber fri m the plat
form Such acts of heroism should
never go unrewarded. Mr. Beckman
stated to your correspondent Thurs
day morning that tho li ss to the rail
road company was insignificant,
This is largely due to the indefatiga
ble elf.Tts of Mr. B okhara.
lOsonpinu <J*N lO.v potted Thora
A dispatch from Savannah, (! v ,
io the Augusta Chronicle, says Colc
nol Cnas. W. Seals, of Lyons, Ga.,
and a young woman, afterwards said
to be Miss Daisy Duffy, of tue same
pine?, were found in an unconscious
condition from tho i li ids of gas In a
ro m in a private house hore VYcdnes
<i y morning. The couple came here
fm idaj and the man In engaging
the room introduced thc young worn
an as his wlfo. Seals had been drink
lng when he went to tho r<<om Toes
day night and ls supposed to have
burned on the gas through mistake.
Too odor of thc gas in the house led
to their being found. Both wer*,
taken to tho Savannah hospital and
are now out of danger. At the very
time they were found, they were sup
pc sod to bo husband and wife, but a
telegram from Lyons brought the. In
formation that Mrs. Seals was thorn.
AHUM p lit a ?0(Tin.
Anton Rodonlck of Chicago, whl'o
in a somnambulistic State, carly Wed
nesday walked out of his house In his
night attire, broke a plato glass win
dow of an undertaking establishment
and entered. He was found several
hi uro later asleep in a coffin. Ho was
promptly taken in charge by the po
Vans*!- Girl riuloldoH.
A dlspatoh from Poughkeepsie N.
Y., says -ifter a nights soarch for Miss
i;> liv KnBlgn, the beautiful student
ol Vasmar college, her body was found
i nrly Wednesday morning In the Lake
college grounds. She had been suff
ering firm melancholia. Her home
?a at Youngstown, Obley
A MAN EATER.
\ Man's Head and Two Sailors
Mats Found in
\ SHAEKVS STOMACH.
How the'Horrible Evidence Shocked Hi;
Crew and Passengers of an Ocean
Litter When thc Shark that
Followed thc Ship Was
Do sharks thirst for human blood
aud thus deservo the name of "man
eaters," All who know the sea, from
book i or from oxporlonce, aro famllar
with this Indictment against tho
most savage and rapacious of tho
ocean's creatures-that when bo has
01 co tasted human flesh no other
food satlbiies him, and that ho will
follow shlp-i day after clay, growing
lean in tho cbaso, with his little gray
oyes g'ted on the moving iigurcs on
Lately there has been tho most
ghastly demonstration of tho truth of j
this charge that can be oonoelved.
The man eating shark whioh gave
this norri ole testimony against him
self sutTerod capital punishment for
his crimes, while giving tho crow and
passengers of the P. and O. liner
Syria sic i a shock that they went
ab ut pale and trembling for hours
This man eater had followed the
Syria hundred of miles in the Indian
Ocean, into thc R?d Sea and to Sur/,
where he was recognized as an old
. Ife; djr. When a shark is soo * fol
lowing a ship tirelessly day after day,
obis, as all sailors know, means that
he has acquired a taste for human
ll sh. which i? to enslave him throng
out the remainder pf his oareer-bc
is a "raauoater." All oUier food
palls on his palate.
Wolle the ship was anchored at
.Su;/, tho maneater prowled about
tier constantly, his sharp lin cutting
the 'su-face of thc harbor and hts
hoad lifted now and then for a sight
of the prey ho so eovcted.
Seafaring men about the docks
..vero turo they recognized him as the
same shark that bad followed many
auotber vessel from the Indian Ocean
through the Hod Sea. Tney oharged
ut o him more than one sall', r snap -
i from rudder chains, or, having
n overboard, seized bei' ro a boat
d reach him.
.emb?ss of the crew of the Syria
sixtrcQ thia belief. Tho passengers
leard tho stories and shuddered a?
t'icy watched the man-eater slroling
ouutfrlly about the ship. TL'iey ro
membered how he bad not W?t ?f?tf
. nip out of his sight fjr many days
N >w t'. ey wero eager for his capture
and just punishment.
S i the olllcors gave the orew per
mis; ion to halt a nook for the mou
sier. They wero n it enthusiastic
about the result, for man-eating
sharks are noarly always .scornful of
other than thc living food they most
oraye. But the passengers were cag
er for the attempt.
So a group of sailors prepared a
strong line armed with a hook nearly
v foot i'c oss from barbed point to
shank, baited lt temptingly with a
whole leg of fresh pork and heaved
the morse) (ut lu front of the man
caterd nos ? as he roso tn ag;ln inspect
tho proy he cove! i d.
Po sible the sav gj m iv ter Imag
hied that ono of tim sailors handling
tho line had f ilien overboard and
mad-: that splash, At any rate ho
turned In a ihish, showing his yellow
white belly, and with a snap that
could bc heard nu (leek, c osed bis
j vws on tho baited hook.
With a prompt brave on the line,
obo sailors pulled the sharp point of
tho honk through the creature's under
jaw arid then rare sport began. Toe
surprise'1 and ai gored man eater lash
ed himself about frantically, but with
a bight of the line about a stout
stanchion his captors hauled awuy
until thc creal uro'? nose bumped
\galnst theship'Shldo and then rais
ed lti head enough to enable a boat's
crew to ?'lip thc noose of a cable over
Its head and tighten it Just back of
the front tins.
By thia meaos, while the passcngors
crowded up to tho rall, the man-cater
with all the light choked out of him,
was raised up to the lovel of tho main
deck in this position ho was photo
graphod from tho deck of a neighbor
At its greatest girth the man eater
had tho circumference cf a large
horse. Its stomach secmod much
distended a fact that had not been
noticed wnilu it swam about tl o ship.
Toe sailors whispered among them
selves, Shaking their heads ominously;
but tho passengers thought of noth
ing but the pleasure of witnessing the
i;03an assassin's execution, They did
not know of tho sailors's suspicions
that the man eater had not gone hun
gry during all thc days that ho had
been following the Syria, that no food
taken meroly to stay tho pangs of
hunger would havo so distended its
But sailors are not squeamish, even
when harboring such grewsome sus
picions as th?se. Kirst they killed
the mon ter by smashing his skull
Then they lowered tho oarenss to the
deck, while thc nassengers huddled
back In fright, and o.'eof them, with
a long, sharp knife, ripped tho whlto
belly open for a distance ol sh< or sev
en feot. Hardly had tho knife done
Its work when one of tno ship's e lli
cors standing near Hung himself in
front of tho women passengers, who
fortunately, were In a group hy them
selves, and fairly drovo them from
the deck Into tho cabin. They woro
m.II WIIUV.?U vu l?/VUiU uv. t/i.u i.i-vsa. bill
tho lust truce of tho man cater had
No moro horrlblo sight could havo
been possible, ll'rom out of tho long
HII. In tho shark's bolly stared a hum
an countenance, To idontify In tho
man-eater's stomach a man's head,
with tho features still discernible,
needed no second glanes. Joow o?
the passengers oould bring themsolvea
to take a second glance. Most of
them turned away, to go to their
staterooms-anywhere, away from
the awful spectacle out on the main
deck, from which the women could
congrat?late themselves that they
had been barred.
The sailors, however, mado a
thorough inspection of the dead man
oater's stomach. Besides the man's
head they found throo hats, two of
which c old be identified aa hevlng
been blown from the heads of passeu
gers on tho Syria; two fouls, with
their feathers still Intaol ; a msss of
broken bones and remnauts of a sail
or's wearing apparel.
0;dy a minuto was required In
which to make (ibis Inventory. "None
of these growsooae relics were remov
ed from the maw that had engulfed
thom. Even tho sailors who made
the capture and administered capita'
punishment upon the criminal wer. !
so aifaoted by what they saw that,
with a common in.pulse, they seized
the carcusand heaved it overboard,
weighted with tho llako of an old an
chor so that lt would speedily sink
out of sight.
During the remainder of the voyage
thc capture of the man-eator with
tho evidence of his guilt upon him
waa tho one toplo of conversation
among tho passengers. Upon land
lng a montn ago lt was the first news
they had to relate; and the photo
graphs thoy brought with them gave
ample corroboration of the truth of
KILLE1) BY BLOW.
ftllduhioman Iiranoh ia Killed In
Fight With Anothor Midshipman.
A dispatch from Annapolis, Md.,
says midshipman James R. Branoh,
son of .Tamos R Branoh. of tho Han
over bank, of New York city and sec
retary of tho Amorioan Bankers' as
sociation, who waa s rlously ir j ired
in a lint fight with anothor midship
man, died Wednesday. Tao midship
man was operated ou at the Johns
Hopkins hospital, his skull being open
ed and a clot of blcod romoved, and
there was hope of his recovery, but he
suddenly grow wo-ve and expired. <
Midshipman Branch died from in- ?
j arion no h?d rec jived In a fight with
Midshipman Minor Merewether, Jr., \
of Lafayotto, 111. The fight took plao? ,
by arrangement on Sunday night and
was a regular pitched battle with a i
ring and seonds. It lastod 23 rounds |
and ended when Branoh was knocked
down and struck tho right side of his i
head against the door.
It was not considered that the in
juries were very dangerous, but next j
morning Branch's condition was suoh
that it beoame necessary to let his ,
oondition become known to tho au* !
thorities. Young Brai c'i was* takvn
to tho hospital and an operation was
It was performed by Surgeons Fin i
noy,^)f Baltimore, and K .rr, of Wash i
lngton,^assisted by the academy medl
cal stat?.lt was thought to bo i>uc
ces8ful but^ turn for thc worse took
place and tho'Vpadent died, not having
regained oonsolflni inoss Both bia fath
er and mother wv re with him at his
Meriwether ls also in the hospital as
a result of the injuries ho reen ved lu
tho light and foi this reason tho au
thorities have not put hlai nuder ar
rest. Tho question of bli account
ability to the civil authorities on c i
charge of manslughter has also boori i
discussed. Ho ls sufi ring with u \
sprained wrist and a bruised face.
Branch was a second clais man r.n I
M ?rlwether a third, buo the latter is
shghtly older, baing 19 yeais of age,
lust January whllo Branoh was not 19
until Au, u ,t. B ?th hava some repu
tatlon as a. hlctes Branch i.s a vit* a.
1er and Meriwether a-? a f otc&B p\i>
er. lt ls understor d that the Ugh!
took placo becaus? Br md had In his
lino of duly reprimanded Meriwether
for a breach of discipline.
Work ot Kio iHohiHtjeu,
A Boston steamship man was a
witness of i the incident; says the. Nsw
York Tribune. A liner was unload
mg at ono of the Charlestown docks.
A oook helper, a small and very blaok
negro, was leaning ovor tho rall. A
large hogshead of molasses carno crea
king up on the end of the chain and
swung unsteadily to and fro. Fina
lly with a smash, it struck the rall
and broke into dits, molasses flying
everywhere. There was a wild cry
and from tho wrcokage oamo tho no
gro, soaked from hoad to foot and en
tirely unrecognizable. Ho danced
madly about and shotted like nothing
human. A little Irlhman in overalls
regarded tho apparlton for a moment
with mouth opon awo and a light
breaking on bira, ho shouted:1 'Molke,
cr tho love or beaven I Moikcl will yet
look phat oamo out of tho barrel of
morlassoa!" lt took tho ci m bined eff
orts of tho superintendent and his as
8lstants to convince Pat that he had
n't uiscovored a nev/ stowaway moto.
ninthly of Bailors.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
says Intonso excitement prevails ow
lng to alarming nowa from Cronstadt.
According to reports a mutiny of
sailors occurred during the night and
and was followed by a regular battle
with tho troops, during willoh ma
chine guns were used. Workmen sid
rd with tho Sailors and hundreds wore
klllod or wounded. Later tho torch
was used and the town ls now in
Hames, Tho inhabitants aro lt a pan
lo. Bortts to St. Potorsburg have
stopped running and tolephone and
? telegraph communications have been
severed. A force of uhlan o&lvary
seul to Cronstadt fiom Potorhof fi
reportod to havo joined tho insur
gensts. lt ls als > reported that the
artillerymen of tho fortress have
joined tho lnsurgonts.
Train "??r?iuk?r M?iitcnoort.
Eric VonKutzieban, an alleged
Gorman baron, who caused a train
wreck on Rick Island road with a
loss of several lives at Homestead,
Iowa, last spring, j tut to"ace what
would happen" wa? sentenced to life
A girl is never sat.stlod untill thc
right mau comes along and bays thc
right thing at the right time
The Wost Noted Political Revolution
In Philadelphia's History.
Tho Cry of ??Turn, tho U?BO?IB ?Out"
Il t ultcd In ? (Jiu nt Victory
or lion nt People.
A dispatch from PhPa^clphia says
tho political revolution lo that cit
and Stat? on Tuesday of Inst wei 1
was the greatest that occured li?
Pennsylvania In nearly a generations
t* tero has beeti pre viol s upheavals
Out this is tho Hr Rt. time in years that
every l illee for whloh tnero was any
sembl moo of a con'est bas been lo: n
o tho regular republicans
It ia also the first 'imo in a quarter
jt a oeutury that the regular ropublt
oanB baye baon defeated for the on
trol or the state troasury. Memora
bio contests have been waged against
tho republicans for the chico but,
The plurality of William H. Berry,
who was nominated by tho democrat
indepondent party, Lincoln party and
prohibitionists for stato troasurer,
will be nearly 100,0)0 and may gt
above those figures. J. Lee Plum
mer, tho republican candidato, rai,
far behind his tloket In noarly every
oounty In the stato. The remainder
of tho republican ticket was elected
by tho usual republican pluralities.
President Roosevelt's plurality iaat
year was more than a million. Tin
viotory for the city party, the reform
organization, ovor the regu'.ar repub
lloaus in Philadelphia -vas complete
and beyond the expectation of the ae
reform leaders. Tho olty party'?
plurality ls 43,333. Tho reform^wavt
carried Berry along with lt, by de
fe&tirg Plummer lu tho olty by 30,035
The complete vote for tho offlcoi
for wh'c i there were contests ls aa
For Sheriff-Winson H. Browu, olty
party, 148 070; Joseph S. Nfctf; rnnnh
hean, 105,340; G. H.. Fisher, acoiallat,
Coroner-J. M. R. Jeromon, oltj
party, 147,084. Thomas Dugan, pres
ant coroner, 104,110; Julius Weber
Ulake; Surg. olty party, 108 440: E
A. Anderson, olty party, 148 203; II
A. Chaae, republican, 100,150; WU
Hams Ensile, ropublloan, 99 521; Al
phona Olbrlght, socialist, 1,207.
Chase ls elected as the third com
ntsslonor, defeating Emslie by 038
The v )to for state treasurer lt
Philadelphia was aa follows:
W. n. Berry, fusion.134 797
J. h. Plummer, republican ...07.70u
li B. Rlngler, iooial?st.1,319
li J. Drugmau '.soclalUr-lib .r . ..183
Tue proposed ?lu,OOO 000 for thc
ibol tabing nf the grade oosdi.ga wns
'.anded by a largo mp.j irlty. Thc
?ilghest total vote eas < tor any on?,
tras that cist for sher ff. the voto be
ing 266,202. The total vote for
president last year was 281,054.
The olty party, claims tuat Inas
much as the 51,000 alleged fraudulent
names were stricken fro.n the votiu:.
ltats since tbe Ught against the re
public\n organ sation bogan la-it M?>y,
he vote cist wis toe nighest cvei
polled in t ?o city. Tue regulara car
icd only fourteen or tho forty-two
wards for their Ioctl tlok?t.
p.ummer, for t-tatj senator, oar ried
?ix.ten. One of tue surprises of ti <
aleofrlon w-vi tho.losi by e ic regula
r.pub;io?&s??>[ ?Sena or Pen rose's ward
1 gave a city p^rty plurality of 50
but Plum nor oarrred lt h/ 52 vote
insurance Commlss!oii0i D .vid M ir
. in, atone time toe republican, lead
or of tho olty, lost nts wa d formfit:
(hst time lu thirty years.
David ?, Lane, the veteran l;:ade:
upon whom much of the work of tin
republican campaign fell, also loathly
ward, the twentieth.
or A IKupoindo Who Oomiiilttod Sut*
o?do wilt H Cornered.
Milton Franklin Andrews and his
consort, Hulda Petrie, who has fled
after brutally attacking and robbing
at Berkeley, Wm. E'dia, a horseman,
whom they had lurqd from Australia,
were found dead Wednesday night In
their rooms at James Meagher's house
at 748 McAllister street San Francis
The polloo had surrounded the place,
Andrews was hidden In a closet when
a polloeman, by a subterfuge, ontorod
tho room. Reallzlr g that their hid
ing place was discovered, tho young
woman persuaded tho pollcoman to
loave tho room. Sho locked tho door,
and Immediately afterward two shots
were hoard In the apartment. Tho po
deo broke In the door and tho bodies
of tho fugitives with buhot holoa In
their heads were found.
A nd rows' pistol waa clutched In his
right hand. Ile was lying on the
Hour. Tuc woman rested on a bed as
if in sloop. Andrews was oharged with
the murder of Eugouo Bosworth at
Now Britain, Conn., with the slaying
of a woman at Troy, N. Y., and with
tho killing of Bcasio Houghton at Col
orado Springs. Ile roturned with Edit?
to this country last month, having se
looted tho horseman as anotnor vic
tim for his remarkable record of orlme
A statement Signed, by Andrews wau
subsequently found In the stocking oj
tho dead woman. In tilla he says that
on Novomber 3rd he chored to glvt
himself up for trial on the three mur
der oharges against him, provided les
.serious oharges against him wert
squashed. Andrews then goes a<
length into bia relations with Bcasb
Mouton and asscrtH that ho was 1,00?
miles away from tho aoono of hor mur
dor when she was shot. He says ht
waa in Denver when Mrs. Bjsworti.
was killed in (>>n.heot>out.
A rt.* tl OAHU.
THO supremo court of Georgia Wed
nesday affirmed the dcointons of tbt
lower oourt In tho caso of the Raw
lings naen convicted of trio murder o:
oho two Carter children near V?lelo*
ta. Ga. J. G. Rawlings, tho faihet,
ann two of his sons, M.Ron and Jos:.e,
oust go to ono g .Hows, willie a?ioth
I er, sou, Loonaru, ?. tito s .rve a Hu
Isentenoo in tho penitentiary.
WAVE OF REVOL
a Russia is Slowly vHibsidin*
And Quieting Dowt
.dd Horror io ibc Late Upheaval, U
Which Even the Clergy Participa
ed. Six Hundred Mea, Wo
men and Children Bumed
in a Theater.
A dispatch from fib.. Petersburg,
tu ?Hi JV, says the revolutionary wave
ontinues to subside oxoept In tho
lauoafui. Aa details of what nap?
ened throughout European Gussi?
urlng the upheaval arrive tho story
rows moro revolting. In the .Baltlo
rovlnoes murder, riot and Incendiar?
In Poland even the clergy, Oatholio
nd Protestant, participated In tho
?anlfeatations in favor of the autora*
?y of the anolent kingdom. In south
restorn Russia hardly a olty or town
soaped Jewish massaores.
At Tomsk, Siberia, according to tho
kteat reports received hero, the whola
opulatlon of 40,000 and the military
toed by whilo 600 men, women and
hilaren were burned In a theatre,
.he court house at Tomsk and the
?ayor's resldeuoe where the student?
nd revolutionists took refuge from,
ho mob were burned and those who
ried to nae were killed in the streets,
n Moscow the social revolutionists
icka and police fought bloody bat
Tho descent of tho butohorsof Mos
JW with their knives and axes upon
10 students was one of the most nor
bie 0 hap tors but nut as pl table how
/er, as the attack of the black hun?
red on a procession of schoolchildren
irryiug red il igs. When the children
ugtit to escapo a oordon of police
irrcd tho way and the youthful
arty rs ware boaton into insensibility
id lu some cases were actually torn
lu tho Alexander garden at Moscow
)saaoks lay lu ambush in tho shrub*
try and sot upon their vlotlms with
hips. Many woro beaten to death
id others wore hardly able to crawl
vay. Tue reports from the Clan oas*
i show there la no immediate pros*
.ci? of suppressing the present state
iMv.by. Batios between Tartars
id Armenians continuo and the de*
ruction of the railroads an i lack of
oops make lt impassible for tho au*
loritios to cope with the situation.
At O lessa four hundred and twelve
!-.vs who were massacred last week
ere burled Wednesday, tho majority
! the shops were olor,ed including
>any of those bdonging to Christiana,
oosoanea of grief vere heartrending
id almost iudcsorlble as the bodies
'...re piao?d lu trdno ies, each tronoh
jnUmlug 70 bodies. Similar tuner*
ls wili coutitnuo tor three days.
Lbout 240 codie* were in auoh oondi
lon U?at they could not bo reocgnls*
d. On oaou grave wreaths wera
iao.d beariug_t^ it?ssrlvt?tgl? ' Mar
yr? tu tas-fiun, aud viotlmi ofattfife^.
At Odessa the l0S3SS by rioting and
jiikei lilt wejk will total many mil*
on roubles and ab last two hundred
.mihes ruined. Some wealthy mer*
e. uits are reduced to poverty. The
ewap?p.rsare heeding tue governor's
^arning and ap. eared without a word
purding tho greatest disaster in their
tory of Odessa. Tae mobs have com*
letely devastated all Jewish houses
1 the suburb of lUlnik, many hun*
reds of persons are reported killed
nd thousands wounded in other neigh*
orlng villages and towns. The detalla
f last week's massacres at Odessa aro
radually leaking out and only add to
tie horrors. Soldiers slaughtered hun*
reda of Jews. In a house 46 railroad
len were shot whilo dofonding them
dyes. Many lnstanoes of ruthless
illaging were accompanied with hor
ible torture nv soldiers and rioters.
Tulon of Horror.
Authenio accents ot anti-Jewish
utbreaks in Russia show that at
llshinefT seventy Jews were killed
nd a hundred and twenty were
mounded. Order ls now restored. A
10b at Ismail, Bessarabia, burned
liva oleven Jews who had hidden In
be hayrick. Toe town of Kalaraseh
1 Bessarabia wasjentlroly devastated
nd burned. Fifty-nines Jews wore
Hied or porishod in the' flames and
wo hundred tied to a neighboring vii?
tgo whore the peasants boat a cum
in- of thom to death with orudgels
nd burned three Jews, after drench*
ig them with petroleum.
Fatal Fir?. . >
At San Francisco Ure broke out In
he Onronlole building last night
dille crowds were on tho roof watch
ig tho returns. When thc ilrcn.es
rrlvcd they rcaouid the Imperiled
ion and women on the roof with
itlloulty A searoi of the burned
remises revealed thc bodies of throe
len names unknown, who were burn
d to a crisp. They wore evidently
mploycs of tho art dopartnaent of
110 paper. Tho building was' tea
borles high and was erected in vtiQS:
joss may not exceed $750,000.
DoAth on tho 11*11.
A passenger train ou tho Rome,
Villi rio wu and Ogdensbura railroad
-umai ior Watertown N. Y. Wednesd
ay, collided head-on with a looonao*
ive drawing two freight oars, neat
Avorpool, six milos from hore. Four
oeo were killed and one seriously
m rt. Milton IT. '.v\-u/i-, ui Lyndon
olio, mall dork is one of Uie mon
uiied Tho other dead wcro mem
bers of the engine orows. ?o passen?
;cra was huit.