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"DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE ODR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVESIN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS 0 LO RIO US IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTS VIL LE, S.O., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1905.
Oi a Mysterious Rival or a Des
WHO 1? MUKDERIN?
The Little Chlldrc it of a Airs. Ptrklns
One by One. Only Four Now Sur
vive of a Family of Nine.
The Murderer JUnknown.
to Mrs. l\rklas.
In tho stately, atald old o'.ty of
Richmond Virginia-laden with his
torio memorios-there ia to day acttd
a story of seoret murder, of love and
jealousy, of plot and counter plot,
huoh ah Z la or Gabortau would relish.
On tho lips of every mau and wo
man in too city to-day rises tho one
question-what hidden band poisoned
Lue obildron of Mrs. Emma Perkins?
And this quostion, agitating tbo pop
ulatlon of ibo whole city, remains un
answered. One by one live of the niue
ohlldrcn of Mrs. Peiklns drooped ano
died like Howers stricken by an loy
wind. But it ls as to tho deaths cf
the last two children-Willie, a two
year-eld baby, tho only child of his
mother's secci (1 marriage, and Octav
ia Blakey, vb-.,, until the afternoon
of Tuesday, O icbi r 14, bad bien thc
youngest cf Mrs. Perkins's live mi viv
lng children by bei erst marriage to
William Blakey-IL ?Vt ttie wbole city
asks tbe questions WL.e'a has dilY^n
ev? ry motlier in Richmond, from tnt
woman of society in her mansion tc.
the wo xian of thc cottage, into a fren
zy o? fear.
Fur Wv mon, aa she thinks ot the
hapless in neu , s flying lu the acontes
of photphorou p ironing, instinctive
ly gathers her CLV.OH u around her a?
if to pruUofc them ti om the veiled as
Bassin whose naud even now may strike
at thoir ll ves.
From the moment of that Tuesday
afternoon, now nearly three week?
agore, that Octavia, the pretty, gold
en-halied Utile girl win m every one
around 1er lerne in Worth S xih
street, Richmond, knew and loved,
staggered Into the boute to fall into
her motin r's arms and die there, has
tho. whole d< ttctivc IOJCO of the city
ar.d the Mate been concentrated on
Um woik ot solving the pioblem ann
leaching the author ot a scheme of
murder Which in nicety of detail, cold
calouiatien of o lances and exactitude
of results is worthy of tin; beat effort**
pCf tho Boigias. T.ic death or Octavia
lt WHS tnat opined the path to discoy
' cry in tho ?aad of her little step bro
ther, Willie, two year? old, who on the
night cf September ~l had died in
correspondu g agonies, and with the
samo i Ido na symptoms. And now
do ttit i?.. LO . of Mrs Perkins, lu the
days wi en she wa? M:s Blakey, recul:
the weird ci.o ?un, ta ncr s tu rounding
the death of eac.i of three of the elghi
children o? her li i sb marriage. In these
deatna were prisant the characteristic
bmcke from tho mouth, the oder ol
garlic, the Itathly fain?n?s!', follower,
by cumpiOvO Ov ina, found In the case
ol Octavia ai d tho baby, Willie.
As though ill hideous gibe at the
police, nt the parents, ai ail those who
would drag the a sas in to the light,
tho ti li hand again strickes the Ter
kins hom . And two of the four chil
dren h f j to the mother hy t he deht roy
er l?o at t-he point of death, for again
in the same v,ay, che poison ha3 been
piaced in their rod.
Y1t ar, the nd of three weeks, with
the accusations of the mother on he)
'cath at the 1 (.quest that Mrs. Mamie
McDowell, tho pretty, dark-haired,
. smilling little woman with a soft voice
andhtibdiKd manner, who, under the
namo of Mrs. Bryant, lived only a few
doors away from the Jerkins home,
had brought about tho death of her
children and tried to alienate her hus
band's alb.etioin, ringing through tho
city, tho police and the Coroner alike
are brought to tho end of their resour
ces in the following facts:
l-That both children clearly died
of phosphorous poisoning, the stomach
of the boy, according io Dr. Taylor,
the Coroner, who made the post-mor
ti m examination, giving forth In dark
ness, a lurid "HittuV tho unmistake
able evidence of phosphorus poison
2.-That from tho days of her Hrs!
marriage Mrs. Perkins had boen the
object or bluer enmity on the part of
a woman once her closest friend.
.'J-That the symptoms displayed hy
three of tho eight children of hor lirsi
marriage h.fore their deaths corres
pond i! with those shown by the
ohlldrcn whose deaths aro now mulei
investigation. The earlier deaths
wore, however, oillolally stated to be
due to natural causes.
4-That In May last Mr. and Mrs.
Perkins woio Jointly the recipients i I
a series of loiters threating d.ath,
two being signed a friend of Mrs. Per
kins, wno, howover, has denied all
knowledge of these letters and has
submitted specimens of her handwrit
ing for comparison with the hand
wrlitlr.g in the anony mous communb
Cations, Mrs. Mitchell has boon iully
5 That the poison was administer
ed by a woman.
(J-that both children had boen nur
sod by Mrs Mamie McDowell Imme'J
lately before their death.
Behind tho curtain that shields the
murderess lies the story of a deop, un
fathomable v/oll of passion running
through thc dull lives of these simple,
commonplace country people, whose
only hope in this world ls to cari
bread, and work uhtil they dlo; a story
of ht H ied love lu ned to hale; of wc
man transformed to a furry by the lo
ri Hf erenco of the man she sought, and
striking '.ii the heart of the mother,
when sue hated, through her innooont
^Woman's worst and coldest crlmos
arc con?i?^tt?d for tho rake cf love'
those of mefA^or monoy," axya Dona
And eloquent oiN^ts testimony of
the working of a womaWCs heat under
the stress of passion ls Wio first of the
lino of lett? r.i dropping ono hy one into
tho home. Tho il.'st leter boro a bor
der of bluok, aud is an: on g thoso nit
yet given tub for publication.
"The border of black is for my first
love," sahl tho wtlter, "You ribbed
me of tho n an.
I wanted-ho who is now in his
grave. And now I am determined to
strike at yt u. lt is my purpose Urst
to break y .ur heart hy making you
childless, and then to free your hus
band. That it Is my purposo todo this
you may k.iow."
Tbe mother MU! ed and put the let
ter aside. A week wont by and ibero
oirnf* anotl o' letter.
"You have taken no heed of my
warning," sa'd imo writer. "I tell you
I'll striko through those you love
Ai d with each morning there lay on
the breakfast table. In sinister signifi
cance, the lotter with the handwrit
ing that they knew so well.
IKavlor and heavier grew tho hearts
Of thc parents with each of those let
iiut at last there came a morah g
when the familiar step of the postm tn
passed by their door. A second and a
third morning came and went, with
still no letter.
And they c. iori fer joy at tho thought
that the shadow of death had been
lifted from thom. The mere Incident
of the houso dog dying in convulsions
was not sufficient to attract attention.
Never was the thought of the un
known avenger loss present to their
minds than on that Septem her after
noon when the bthy Wii.ie toddled
eut to tho doorway and thon a few
yards along the road.
() ?ly half an hour had pissed whoo
there appeared In the doorway a man
bearing the motionless ligure of tho
child in his arms.
Ile had been found lying in th'
roadway near his father's cc liage.
Nj one at that time took any oar
ticuiar notice of the odor of garlic on
thc breath of the child.
All that the doctors could t,ay was
that the symptoms hidieat; d the pres
. nee. of some, foreign substance in the
body. Within tweho hours the buy
The heart of the mother was full of
a foreboding of that which was yet to
With tho coming of Monday morn
ing there again lay thc familiar envol
ope on the table.
"T?tere ls reason in blt Is warning,"
wrote the sender of the letter. "Thcic
.viii be more reason bcfuifi 1 am done
And now tho letters came with every
vost, slander was now alternated willi
commonplace veibiage, and those let
tera, really telling little of tho hide
U truth, aro the only communtct
Mons made publio hy the polios at the
Tuen once more, cine a cessation of
the letterp, and the parents, tremb
All through tho<o weeks had Mrs.
Perkins, q dotty watoUlng, bent her
<-y(s on too one v.oman who of ali
others, by reason of old memories of
willoh slie even now will not speak,
.die behoved bated lier.
"Tin re ls a woman who ls killi::;,;
my ohi'drcn and who may take rm
husband, as she wo lld havj taken thi
The world now knows tho story cf
the October afternoon on which th?
jbild Octavia was to meet her death
hy the hand of the prisoner.
Sho had riten from her mother's
side, and ran lightly to the house of
Mrs McDowell, and the next ttiat w.'.s
lien of her was when Rho reappeared
in the doorway of the Perkins collage,
and with a sigh and a moan fainted in
her mother's arms.
Again was the charaoterlstlo odo
of garile; again the shivering oonvuis
lona and the sharp gasp* and eries o'
agony, ero eight ho ns late t death ro
leased the et If r-r
Suspicion hid In tho mind of Mrs
Per kb.s beor.ni* certainty. ItVom nw
moment tho word "murder" took thu
plan.; of ali others hi the vocabulary
.f the Richmond people. Mrs. Porklne
poke at last onrt c ied out for vengan
tuco on the woman who, she d ?clares,
killed her children, and would hive
robbed her of her husband.-Now York
At Valdosta, Qa , Clyde Jordan
and Peter Powell, woll known white
mon from near Pelham, were tried be
I fore United StatcB Commissioner, Po
.veil on a charge of white-capping u
witness who was to appear in too led
i ral court against distillers In that sec
binn. Thc victim was a man namec
VV. P. Crosby, who claims that tues*
two mon and throe others met lila,
on the roadside last Saturday, all o
them masked and gave him a ll igginf
and told him they would put an eur
tri him if h ? d,!d not loave tnocountrj
at once. Ila f ays they charged hin
with furnishing cvlder.Ci In "ni ?on
shine" oves The bonds of Jorda*
and Powell were ?x?d at i.ooo each
Deputy Unlt'id States Marshal Ood
win will try to bring the others to fae
the c. urt.
itoyolt tn Hr*/.H
A Suenes Ayres dispatch says: J
revolution has bri.km out In l?'o D
Janeiro against nu Brazilian govci
ment. Tho entire garrison of th
capital has rebelled, and the J quadra
in tho harbor has sided with the rove
lutlonists and threatens to bomban
oho city. Hundreds of persons wer
killed In enc n iters hi the street.1
One dlspatoh says that the trouhl
began with tho mutiny of the garrho
of thc fort ol San ta-Crt;/., due to III
treatment of a sergeant hy the elli ic
In o anmand. Colonel P dre Ino ws
arrested and Ma j ir Pre. m an ensig
were killed. Troops were sinb thei
to quoll the mut loy._
AlU8( Hi rv?; S nt< noe.
A dispatch from Columbia sa s th
John Wa'drop, who shot S, D' Maddi
In (/loenville county a yoi rugo, as tl
lattor was leaving Waldrop's hom
wecro they had q larrelle I, mui
serve his life term, a rehearing heir
?Ulled Looping the Gap.
At Columbus, Onlo, on Wvdncsd?
Duke Howard was probably fatal
Injured wl.i'o "looping tho gap" inf
automobile The machine had got
safely through Its evolutions, bi
hounded up after landing and turne
oyer, falling on Howard and broaklr
Tile Courts Will Decide Between
Hearst and McClellan.
JN NEW YORK CITY.
McClellan ectcd on thc Pace of thc
Return.*, but Hearst Says Ile Was
Counted Out and Appeals to
thc Counts for n Recount
The election In tho city cf N w
on Tuesday of last week was one of
tho most exciting ever held In that
city. Tho candid iles for mayor wore
Gm. B. Mo'Jlellan, Democrat, W. Li
lloirst, Mu tloltal OwnershlpO league
and W. M. Ivtns, Republican. As
counted tho vote stood as follows:
McClellan. 228 661
This gives McClellan 3,486 plural!
t,' over ll Hirst and 111 002 over lvlns,
bu?? whether McClellan or Hearst will
oe oho next mayor of Greater Now
Yo:k tho c >urts m ist decidj. Hearst
[leela red immediately after the vote
was declared that he would take an
appeal to thc supreme court, his mau
n^ers Uavlnu slated that they had se
.ured tvldei ce of Illegal acts against
j ,e thousand luspcotors of eleotion,
lind that thirty thousand Hearst men
who went to inc polls to vote for
Hearst had found that their names
Had already boen voted.
Hearst's proposed aotion met with
wann approval In many qutrlors, oven
Muong those, whooppv std his election,
?nd ho received many assurances of
mpport. District Attorney Jerona%
impressed himself In terms of stron,.:
ipproval of Hearst's programme and
3eclar< d that ho would immediately
institute a searching investigation of
the alleged democratic frauds. He ?Iso
ordered tho returns from the eighteen
tn and sixth districts to ho carefully
guarded, lvms, the defeated it p dj
hean candidate, assured Hearst of his
support In his tight.
Oa Wednesday afternoon tho. exe
cutive commttte of Tam m on y llallis
sued the following statement: ''The
execu jive c muleteo of thc democrat
ic organizitiou protests against the
outrageous published threat of thc de
flated candidate of tho Municipal
Ownership League to overthrow the
will of the people as expressed hy the
vote casu on ?lection day and directs
its law ommitteo to exeat its best
efforts and take su ;h st. ps and lostl
tute such prie.olinga as will sifo
guard tho eleotion of George 13. Me
(J.eltan as mayor of Now York. We
a so call on the o >ix missioner ..f pollc;:
aiid tho custodian of tho bi lot to
preserve the same Intao. from ad in
oiference hy any une from any unau
ttiorix. d so.irc.:. "
t) ? Wednesday Hearst gava out the
* li 'Winji statement: "We havo t
flection. All Tammany's frauds, ah
fam m auy 's cor r u pti on, all Tam ra an y '*
intimidation and vioi.iiice, all Tun
many's false registration, illegal vot
ing and dishonest counting havo not
heen aide to oy?ronme a great p ipular
rai'jjrlty. Tue recount will bb nv that
?.e have won tho election by mau)
MOU and of votes. J snail light till*
battle to oho end in beba.f of the pco
tile who lia VJ cast their votes for mo
*nd who shall n-<t bb disfranchised b>
any ll rt of criminal bosse 1,
" V 1 l.l.l A.M BANUOLIMI HJ?.VUST."
Ali/i bligh McClellan on tue faoe 61
,!.e complote, returns was elco.od by
i plurality of 3,486, thu dam03Mts
1081 heavily. Tho election of William
P, J brome, independent, as ch t dc
Attorney, is asevere blow to tho T.?in
many organ /ilion, whioh exerted ah
the fi.rce at its command to dofea
him. His victory Js remarkable when
ills considered that ho was the cindi
date of no party and made his appeal
f->r votes solely on his record In < nie ?
for the last four y ur years and tnav
avery man who voted for him voted a
tn his demand for a recount Hearst
is supported oy District Attorney WU
lam T. Jerome, himself vlotorlous in
his singlehanded fight against the
?reat Tammany machine. He says:
"1 shall Immediately institute an lu
vestlgatlou of tho fraud'? perpetrated
oy Tammany at thc polls Wednesday,
if Hie fac.s warrant I shall bi gui an
immedlato prcsaoutlou ti gainst those
guilty of orimo, '1
Blid ii. Uolor, olectcd president of
tho borough of Bro ddyn on the Mun
icipal Ownership League ticket, also
supports Hearst's cintention that lu
A/as rightfully eh clod. Color bald:
"Mr. Hears* has been elected by lo,
ooo v jtos. Helias boon cheated by
tho tremendous frauds of Tammany
Hall. T loio is no doubt whatovor ot
tis diction. 1 shall work night ?nd
lay to see that justice ls done.. Tho
people of New York havo elected him
mayor, and lt has only neon bv tho
mo it outrageous, br&zm and rotten
fraud that Tammany is trying to keep
.hat olllco awiw from him."
K'ootlon day came to a el iso with a
Iramatlo scone at thc Hoffman bouse,
whero Heart gathered his friends and
idvisois around him to begin tho pre
paration of his legal contest of the re
lam?*, which Indicated the snoc.ss of
ils demoontio opponent, George B
McClellan, As the lato vote came In
ihOWhlg McClellan only a few thous
ind ahead, and as it was notlci d that
I gu res from some of tho east side dis
uricls were missing, Mr. Hearst said
\e behoved ho was hoing cheated out
of a hard fought and honestly won
vlciory, and announced his Intention
'0 make a contest bi tbs courts.
Ho sent out a call at once for the
ncmbars of the law committee of the
municipal ownership league, and sunn
Obey began tO ar riv J) many of thom In
ovenlng clothes, they having boon
found doola) gatherings of the theaters
At tho hotel walihig, for tue lawyers
wero Heures of Hearst vote/a With
stories of violence and outrageai poll
places where they had gone to cast
< ho'r ballots. Men., were coming into
ho hotol constantly with bruised and
bloody faces. O io man had his arm
broken ar 1 another's head was cut so
badly that Mr. Hearst had him rn1) to
bed in the hotel. Peports were bu Uijbt
In telling of ono man having his eye
uei out and of a Hearst man whose
Huger had been ohewed oil in a poll
The board of aldermen, ls lost to
Tammauy, they gatling twenty live
oumbets against thirty eight roj ub
Utan and nine municipal ownership
members. Hird S. Color, municipal
ownership, and Joseph B. Ormel, re
Mihi lem and municipal ownership,
reek ote d, resp, odvoly, president of
tho Brooklyn and the (? mens boron
gbs, have membership on the city's
board of estimate and apportionment,
which o ?utrols all expenditure of mon
This I? of great importance, giving
the municipal ownership league a voice-,
tn thc city's llnaucial alf.ii rs and also
lu the granting of franchiser, which
power also is lodged In tho board. In
addition to losing the board of alder
men, Tamm my lost twelve members
Of the stale assembly from Now York
aunty, and tho assembly, when lt
meets In Albany on January 1, next,
will be republican by moro then 3 to
Tammany claim their candidates
for comptroller, president of the board
of alderman, president of Manhattan
borough, president of Bronx borough,
sherill, clerk and rcglstor of Now York
county, and all the coroners In Man
hattan and tho Bronx. The following
supreme court justices were elected in
New York county: Henry W. Gilder
sleeve, democrat; George L. Ingram,
democrat and repub loan, and C ?arlo.>
IO. Newbergor, dcm* erat and republi
car, In Brooklyn; Joseph A. Burr, re
publican and Municipal Ownership
L aguo, was oleottd supreme court
In Kings county thc Municipal
Ownership Longue eb cbed its candi
dates for sheiill, county clerk, regis
?.er ??tid coroner. By fusion, repub'.l
cans elected the district attorney of
Queens c; unty. Mayor M:C.ellan\>
plurality of 3.485 is the smallest by
?vhioh any mayor of New York has
ever been elected,
Tl o new city government, exclusive
of the board of alderman- wlil be con
stituted as follows:
Major-George B. McClellan, Dem
Comptroller- Herman A. Mc'/.
President of the board of alderman
-Patrick IT. McGowan, Democrat.
B .rough president-Manhattan,
John IP. Ahearn, Democrat.
Bronx-Louis F. Haffen, Democrat
Brooklyn-Bird S. Coler, Munioip
al O vnershlp.
C? ?eens-Joseph M Burns, Munlcl
pal Ownership and Democrat.
Richmond-George M. Cromwell,
BIG COTTON FIRS.
Hov val Hundred Halon Hut-nod at
Ht. Matt li, w-s.
A dispatch from St. Matthews to
the State says about three o'clock
Ph u rad ay m ?ming tho cotton plat
f ?rm at the South* rn depot was dis
Cevared on lire. Tills platform isa
dons one, containing more than
2 OOO square foot, and wascjvered bv
Ot (.ii I el mgiOg t.o various cotton
bUyori cf St. Matthews.
Mr. John D. Antloy, Hie public
w I I or, was Keen and ho estimate?
boo number of bales on tho platform
to have been 650 of which is? were
. v I by the heroic efforts of tins
.ho reached the Ure Ur.it, leaving a
balai co of :i7f) bales, whloh were to
ally do Iroyed hy Uro. Thc burne?
.clio,, i, fully cov r<d by I natl rat.ce,
Thc i pot which ls o un pa ra ti vol)
u- ?y, was saved hy the strettons efforts
of the ag^ht, Mr. J. ll. Bookham,
vho gave i-">0 of ids own money toby*
slai ' r.> to work while exp ised to titi
fearful heat of tho buming cotton.
Young J ck Bookham and Emmett
Smoko, assistants to tue acont, stood
manfully hy the interest of the rail
way e m pany.
Co s lieh us among th ? many worked
valiantly to have thc depot from rle
stiucjlot was old (,Maum" Ann ll .ti
ls >n, who called to several of her eel
or who stood and on Ind l? reutly to
come while s'io led on the and dragged
heavy picots of timbar fr< m thc plat
form Such acts of heroism should
never go unrewarded. Mr. Beckman
stated to your correspondent Thurs
day morning that tho b sa to tho rall
road company was Insignificant.
Thia is largely duet* the indefatiga
ble efforts of Mr. B. eltham.
INonpinu (i*H i;.v|> ?ned Thom
A dispatch from Savannah, Gi,
lo the Augusta Ohronlole, says Colo
nel Cnaa. W. Seals, of Lyons, Qa.,
and a young woman, afterwards said
to bo Miss Daisy Di dy, of tho same
place, were found in au unconscious
condition from ibo i if'.els of gas In a
room In a private bouse here Wednes
day morning. The couple came hore
i'm [day and thc man in engaging
tho rooi j Introduced the young worn
an as his wlfo. Heals had boen drink
lng when he went to the room Tues
i lay night and bi supposed to have
turned on the gas through mistake.
Tue odor of thc gas In the house led
to their being found. Both were
taken to the Savannah hospital and
are now out of danger. At tue very
time they were found, they were sup
ucsed to bo husband and wife, but a
telegram from Lyons brought the In
fi, iin ition that Mrs. Seals was lhere.
AHII'I p III A t?o Ifni.
Anton Rodi nick of Chicago, while
io a somnambulistic State, carly Wed
nesday walked out of his house in his
ni/ht attire, broke a plato glass win
do-/ of an undertaking establishment
and entered. He was found scvoral
hours later asleep In a coffin, tie w\s
promptly taken in charge by tho po
VAnnal- (Url MutoUloB.
A dispatch from Poughkeepsie N.
Y., says after a nights search for Miss
Bailly i : ?sign, the beautiful student
? .i Vin.,., ,.,,i., i,r> lor Vuifii, .?,oo found
carly Wednesday morning In the Lako
college grounds. Sho had been suff
.. .-i.""i.?un H.,? i.,>
ililli iiiin fuomi.i>2'vii<?. **?/A ~Y**fr
ls at Youngstown, Ohio.
A MAN EATER.
A Man's Head and Two Sailors
Mats Found in
\ BHABK'? STOMACH.
How the'Horrible Evidence Shocked th?
Crew and Passengers of an Ocean
Liner When the Shark that
Pollowcd thc Ship Was
Do sharks thirst for human blood
aud tims deservo the name of "man
eaters." All who know the sea, from
books or from oxporlonce, aro famllar
with this ludlotmout against tho
mest savago and rapacious of tho
occau'u creatures-that when be baa
oro tasted human ilesh no other
food satibiles him, and that bo will
follow ship-? day after day, growing
loan in the chaso, with his little gray
oyes glued on tho moving ligures on
Lately thero has been tho most
ghastly demonstration of tho truth of
this charge that can bo oouoelved.
Tile man eating shark whioh gave
thia horrible testimony against him
self suffered capital punishment for
?Us crimes, while giving tho crew and
passengers of the P. and O. liner
?syria si c i a Bhock that thoy went
ab ut pale and trembling for hours
This man eater had followed the
Syria hundred of miles in the Indian
Ocean, into thc Rid Sea and to Suez,
where ho was recognized as an old
. ITe; dor. When a shark is see ? fol
lowing a ship tirelessly day after day,
obis, as all sailors know, moans that
he has acquired a taste for human
ll sh, which ls to enslave him throug
out the remalndor pf his career-he
is a "man eater." All other food
palls on his palato.
Wolle the ship was anchored at
Suez tho man-eater prowled about
her constantly, his sharp lin cutting
tho'surface of thc harbor and his
head lifted now and then for a sight
of the prey ho so coveted.
Scafarlug men abnut the docks
wore ture they recognizer! him as the
same shark that had followed mauy
another vessel from the Indian Ooean
ohrrvigh the Red Saa. 'J1 ney charged
ui o him more than one salle r suap
r from rudder chains, or, having
n overboard, seized bef oro a boat
d reach him.
.emboss of the crew of the Syria
sirred this belief. Tho paiisongors
heard the stories and shuddered aa
tiley watched the man eater dboliug
..uivrlly about tho ship. Tftey ro
membered how ho had not ?t?k Uit?
..nipout of his sight for many days
Now* they were eagor for his capture
aud just punishment.
S i tho officers gave tho orcw per
misi?n to bait a hook for the mou
sier. They wero not enthusiastic
about the ro.ult, for man-eating
sharks are nearly always Roomful of
other than thc living f.iod they most
crave. But tho passengers were eag
er for the attempt.
.So a group of sailors prepared a
strong Hue armed with a hook nearly
i foot rc uss from barbed point to
shank, baited lt temptingly with a
whole leg of fresh pork and heaved
the morsel ( ut lu front of tho man
caters nos* as ho roso to again inspect
tho prey he cove: . d.
Po sible the sav gj monster Imag
Ined that ono of tho sailors handling
the line had fallen overboard and
un ado that splash. At any rato he
turned In a Hash, showing his yellow
white bolly, and witti a snap that
could bc heard on dook, c osed his
jaws on tho baited hook.
With a prompt heave on tho line,
uho sailors pulled the sharp point of
thc nook through the creature's under
jaw-and then rare sport began. Toe
surprise' and ai g?red mau eater lash
ed himself about frantically, but with
a Light of tito line about a stout
stanchion hts captors hauled away
until thc creature's nose bumped
against the shl p's hide and then rals
.d its head enough to enable a boat's
crew to id ip the noose of a cable over
Its head and tighten lt Just back of
the front lins.
I ly thia moans, while the passcngors
crowded up to tho rall, the man-cater
with all thc light choked out of him,
was raised up lo the lovol of tho main
deck In this position ho was photo
graphed from thc deck of a neighbor
At Its greatest girth tho man eater
had tho circumference ef a large
horse. Its stomach scemod much
distended -a Tact that had not been
noticed wnlle it swam about tho ship.
Toe sailors whispered among them
selves, shaking their heads ominously;
but the passengers thought of noth
ing hut the pleasure of witnessing tho
i emu assassin's execution, They did
not know of the sailors's suspicions
that tim man cater had not gone hun
gry during all thc days that ho had
been following the Syria, that no food
taken merely to stay tho pangs of
hunger would havo so distended its
mu,sailors arc not Squeamish, even
when harboring such grewsorne sus
picions as these. First they killed
the mon it.er hy smashing his skull
Then they lowered the carcass to thc
I deck, while the passengers huddled
back In fright, and oneof them, with
a long, sharp kui fe, ripped the whlto
bolly open for a distance of six or ?ev
en foot. Hardly had tho knife done
Its work when ono of tno ship's ( til
oars standing near Hung himself In
front of the women passengers, who
fortunately, were In a group hy them
sclvos, and fairly drovo them from
the deckinto the cabin. They WO??
not allowed to return to the deck till
tho last trace of tho man eator had
No moro horrlblo sight could have
been possible, li'rom out of tho long
;;!t, in the shark's holly at&rod a hum
an countenance. To idontify lu thc
man-eat', i's stomach a man's head,
With tho features still uisceriilble,
needed no second glance. Few ol
the passengers could bring themselves
to take a second glance. Mont of
them turned away, to go to their
staterooms-anywhere, away from
the awful speotticlo out on tho main
deok, from whleh the women oould
congratulate themselves that they
had been barred.
The sailors, however, mad J a
thorough inspeotion of the dead man
eater's stomaoh. Bosldes the man's
head they found threo hats, two of
which e. old be identified as having
been blown from the heads of passen
gers on tho Syria; two fouls, with
their feathers still intj.c! ; a msss of
broken bones and remnants of a sail
or's wearing apparel.
Ooly a minuto was required lo
which to make thia Inventory. None
of these growsome relics were remov
ed from the maw that bad engulfed
thom. Even the sailors who made
the capture and administered capita'
punlshmont upon the criminal wen
so affdotcd by what they saw that, I
with a common Impulse, they seized
the carcusand heaved lt overboard,
weighted with tho ll oko of an old an
ohor so that it would speedily sink
out of sight.
During tho remainder of the voyage
thc capture of tho man-eater with
tho ovldenoo of his guilt upon him
was tho one topic of conversation
among the passengers. Upon land
lng a monto ago it was the first news
they had to rolato; and the photo
graphs they brought with them gave
ample corroboration of the truth of
KILLED BY BLOW.
MLldfehluman lirauoh In Killed In
Wicht With Anotlior Midshipman.
A dispatch from Annapolis, Md.,
says midshipman James R. Branch,
son of James ll Branoh. of tho Han
over bank, of Now York oity and sec
retary of tho American Bankers' as
sociation, who waa s rlouflly ir j ired
in a fist fight with another midship
man, died Wednesday. Tue midship
man was operated on at tho Johns
Hopkins hospital, his skull being open
ed and a olot of blood removed, and
there was hope of his recovery, but he
suddenly grow wo-ce and expired.
Midshipman Branch died from in
juries no had rec dved In a fight with
Midshipman Minor Morriwethor, Jr.,
of Lafayette, 111. The light took placo
by arrangement on Sunday night and
was a regular pitched battle with a
ring and seconds. It lasted 23 rounds
and eudod when Brauoh was knocked
down and struck tho right side of bis
head against the floor.
It was not oousidered that the in
juries wero very daugerous, but next
morning Branch's condition was suoh
that it became necessary to lot his
condition become known to the au
thorities. Young Brar.c'i wai taken
to tho hospital and an operation was
It was performed by Surgeons Fin
jAQy,.pf Baltimore, and K;rr, of Wash
Ingtoh^-asslstcd by the academy modi
cal staff.>> It was thought to be :>uo
cossful hutf'ft, turu for the worso took
place and thcVpacient died, not having
regained consolbunnoss Both his fach
er and mother were with him at his
Meriwether ls also Ju the hospital as
a result of the injuries too ree n ved in
the light and foi mis reason the au
thor!iles have tot put him under ar
rest. The question of hil account
ability to the civil authorities on fine
charge of mauslughter has also been
discussed. H .J ls sufi" ring with h|
sprained wrist and a bruised face.
Branoh was a second dais man anti
Meriwether a third, Imo the latter is
slightly older, bo'.ng 19 years of age,
Usc January while branch was not li)
until Ail; n.t. B ?th havd some repu
tatton as a'. Motes Branoh ns a wno,
1er and Meriwether ai a f otball pla)
er. lt ls utsderstof (I that the Ugh!
took place because Br md Ind in his
duo of duty reprimanded Meriwether
for a broach ol disciplino.
Wt.i h ol' mo aioltiBijca.
A Boston steamship man was a
witness of the incident; says the >?d*
York Tribune. A liner was unload
mg at ono of the Charlestown docks.
A oook helper, a small and very hlaok
negro, was leaning over tho rall. A
large hogshead of molasses carno orea
king up on the end of the ohain and
swui.g unsteadily to and fro. Fina
lly with a smash, it struck the rall
and broke into dits, molasses flying
everywhore. Thoro waa a wild cry
and from tho wrcokage oamo tho no
gro, soakod from head to foot and en
tirely unrecognizable. Ho danced
madly about and 3hotted like nothing
human. A little Irlhman hi overalls
regarded tho apparlton for a moment
with mouth opon awe and a light
breaking on him, ho shoutod:"Molke
er tho love or hcavon! Molke I will yez
look phat came out of tho barrel ot
morlasses!" lt took tho ci mbined eff
orts of tho superintendent and his as
slstants to convlnco Pat that h b had
n't discovered a new stowaway mete.
Mutiily of Sailors.
A dispatch from St. .Petersburg
says Intonso excitement prevails ow
lng to alarming news from Cronstadt.
According to reports a mutiny of
sailors occurred during the night and
and was followed hy a regular battle
with the troops, during whloh ma
nhinn guim were used. Workmen sid
ed with tho sailors and hundreds wore
killed or wounded. Later the torch
was used and the town is now in
dames, Tho Inhabitants aro it a pan
io. BoJits to St. Potorsburg have
stopped running and telephone anr>
telegraph communications have been
severed. A force of uhlan calvary
sent to Cronstadt fiom Potorhof li
roportod to havo joined tho lnsur
gensts. lt ls also reported that the
artillerymen of tho fortress have
Joined tho Insurgents.
Train Wrooknr Hftiitcnocd.
Kric \ on-Kutzieban, au alleged
Gorman baron, who caused a train
wrcok on Kick Island road with a
loss of several lives at Homestead,
Iowa, last spring, J mb to"see what
would happen" wa? sentenced to life
A girl ls nevor sat.sfiod un i ill the
right man comes along and bays tue
right thing at tho right time.
The ??Tost Voted Political Revolution
in Philadelphia's Fittoiy.
Th? Cry of'?Turn,.tho ?tno jin , Om"
H.nulted In ? Great Vlotcry
Or lion nt Poo|llO.
A dispatch from Philadelphia says
the political revolution In that cit
and State on Tu sday ot last wed
*as the greatest that occured in
Pennsylvania in nearly a generations
l'it?re has be.en previo* s uph< avals
out this ls tho first time In years that
every (.nico for which there was anv
nombi moe of a con'est hal been lois
o tho regular republicans
It is also the first '.im" 1n a quart er
of a century that the regular republl
oana haye b2on defeated for the om
trol ol the state treasury. Memora
bio oontests have been waged agains
tho republicans for the chico but,
The plurality of William H. Berry,
who was nominated by the democrat
independent party, Lincoln party and
prohibitionists for state treasurer,
will be nearly 100,0)0 and may gt
above those figures. J. Lee Plum
mer, the republican candidate, rae
far behind his ticket in nearly every
county in the state. The remainder
of the republican ticket was elected
by the usual republioan pluralities.
President Roosevelt's plurality last
year was more than a million. Tin
vlotory for the city party, the reform
organization, over the regular repub
lloans In Philadelphia tas complote
and beyond tho expectation of the ae
reform leaders. Tho oity party'i>
plurality la 43,333. Tho reform^wavt
carried Berry along with it, by do
featirg Plummer in theolty by 30,035
Tho complote voto for the office?
for wh'c i there were contests is as
For Sheriff-Wilson H. Browu, oity
party, 148 079; Joseph S. Ntff, repub
boan. 105,340; G. R. Fisher, socialist,
Coroner-J. M. R. Joromon, cit}
party, 147,084. Thomas Dugau, pres
ont coroner, 104,110; Julius Weber
Blake; Surg. city party, 108 440: fl
A. Anderson, oity party, 148 203; II
A. Chaee, republican, 100,156; WU
Hams 10 rutilo, republican, 99 621; Al
Phons Olbrlght, socialist, 1,297.
Chase is elected os the third com
missioner, defeating Emslie by 038
The v ito for state treasurer it
Philadelphia was as follow*,:
W. H. Berry, fusion.134 797
J. L. Plummer, republican . i .97,760
R B. RI ogler, woiallst.1,319
E J. DrugmansocialUv-lub.tr .. .183
Toe proposed 810,000 000 fur the
abolishing of the grade cos-dugs was
carried by a large majirity. Th?,
highest total vote oas. ioe any otu.
tras that cost for sher ff. the voto btv
lng 255.292. The total vote for
president last year was 281,054.
The oity party, olaims tuat inas
muchas the 51,000 alleged fraudulent
names wore stricken fro.n tho votin ?
lints slnco the tight against the re
public tn organ x&Uou bjgan la-?t May,
he vote o*st wis too highest evei
polled in t ie city. Tue regulars car
ried only fourteen of tho forty-two
vat ds for their Icc il t?okut.
Plummer, for t-tati sent or, OVrrlod
.ilxieen. One of the surprise of the
oloctfylpn wa'i tuecos) by the regula
rcpubii?aAsS?vf Sor.a or Pen rose's ward.
1. gave a cttypV'rty plurality of 50,
but Plummer carried lt by 52 vote *
Insurance Commlsslonm Divid M >t
tin, atone time toe repubitrYku^laad
r of tho city, lost his wa d ?or*""i?t
il .st time in thirty years.
David H. Laue, tho veteran leade;
upon whom much of the work of tin
republican campaign fell, ab.o lost hi?
ward, the twentieth.
Of a I)?0i)orJMlo Who Ooinmlttotl Bul
oltlo Whtn Cirnorotl.
Milton Franklin Androws and his
consort, Hulda Petrio, who has iloo
after brutally attacking and robbing
at Berkeley, Wm. Ellis, a horsoman,
whom thoy had lured from Australia,
were found dead Wednesday night in
their rooms at James Meaghor's bouse
at 748 McAllister street San ligands
oo, Col. I
Thc police had surrounded the place,
Andrews was biddon In a olosot when
a policeman, by a subtorfuge, entered
tho room. Realizing that their hid
ing place was diBoovored, the young
woman persuaded tho policeman to
leave tho room. Sho lookod tho door,
and immediately afterward two shots
wore hoard in the apartmonb. Tho po
tico broke In tho door and tho bodies
ot tho fugitives with buhot holes in
I their heads were found.
Andrews' pistol was clutched in his
right hand. Ile was lying on the
ll jor. Tno woman rested on a bed as
if in sieop. Androws was charged with
tho murdor of Eugono Bosworth at
Now Brltaiu, Conn., with the slaying
of a woman at Troy, N. Y., and with
tho killing of Bessie boughton at Col
orado Springs. He returned with Eillh
to this country last month, having se
lected tho horseman as anotnor vic
tim for his remarknhle rA.virri nf orim?.
A statoment signed by Audrows was
subsequently found in tho stocking ot
tho dead woman, In this be says that
on November 3rd he c flared to give
himself up for trial on the three mur
der oharges against him, provided less
sorlous oharges against him wert
squashed. Andrews then goos a?
length into his relations with Bcssh
Mouton and asserts that ho was l,00i
miles away from tho soono of lier mur
dor when she was shit, ne says he
was in Denver when Mrs. Bjsworu.
was killed in Connecticut.
/? M-..I I la.....
Tho supremo court of Georgia Wed
nesday affirmed the decisions ot tin
lower court In tho ouse of tho Raw
lings man convicted of tno murder o:
oho two Carter children near VaUlo.
ta, Ga. J. G. Rawlings, tho father,
ana two of his sons, Milton and Jost.e,
oust go to tho g.(lows, while anotii
er, SOU, I nimaru, uiUJO s rvo a UU
(?entono in tho penitentiary.
In Russia is Slowly Subsidio* ^
And Quieting Down
B SLATED DETAILS
Add Horror to the Ute Upheaval, u
Which Rvcii the Clergy Participat
ed. Six Hundred Meta, Wo
men and Children Burned
In a Theater.
A dispatch from Sb.-. Petersburg,
Russia, says the revolutionary wayo
continues to subside exoopt in the)
?auoaeu*. Aa dotails of what hap
pened throughout European Rossi*
during the upheaval arrive th? story
grows more revolting. In tho .Baltlo
provluoes murder, riot and incendiar?
In Poland even the olergy, Catholic
and Protestent, participated in ?ht
manifestations In favor of tho autono
my of the anolent kingdom. In south
western Russia hardly a olty or town
esoaped Jewish massacres. .
At Tomsk, Siberia, according to the
latest reports reoelved here, the whole
population of 40,000 and the military
.toed by whilo 600 men, women and
children were burned In a theatre.
The court house at Tomsk and the
mayor's residence where the students
and revolutionists took refuge fron
the mob were burned and those nu?
tried to il JO were killed in the streets.
In Moscow tho social revolutionists
md the black hundred and the Oos
lacks and police fought bloody bat
The dosoent of the butohersof Mos
cow with their knives and axes upon
oho students was one of the most hor
rible chapters but nut as pitable how
ever, as the attack of the black hun
dred on a procession of schoolchildren
carrying red ll igs. When the children
sought to esoapo a ojrdon of polioo
barred the way and the youthful
martyrs wero beaten into insensibility
iud in some oases were actually torn
lu the Alexander garden at Moscow
Cossacks lay lu ambush in the shrub
nary and set upon their vlotlms with
* hips. Many wore hasten to death
. nd others wero hardly able to orawl
way. Tue reporta from the Oaooas
U3 show there ls no immediate prc*.
peob of suppressing tho presout state
anarchy. Battles between Tartars
aud Armenians contiuue and the de*
il mellon of ibo railroads and lack of
roops make it imp jssible for the au
thorities to cope with the situation.
At Olessa four hundred and twelve
Jews who were massacred last week
wore burled Wednesday, tho majority
it tho shops were our.cd including
many of those b.donging to Christians.
Tue hornes o? grief vere heartrending
aud almost ludcaorlble as the bodies
vere plao?d in trsno-ies, eaoh trench
containing 70 bodies. Similar tuner
,1s will continua for three days,
knout. 240 Dodie* were In s uah oondl
i ju ttmti tticy oould uot be reoognla
.d. On eavMi grave wreaths were
placed beariug_fo& ?S^^riVS/'Mar
.yo? to t^rf?ltii, and viotlmj olai*5fc_
At Odessa the IOSJIS by riotlncr and
.Wilkes last WOJIC will total many mil
dou roubles and at last two hundred
' -.uniles ruined. Some wealthy mer
chants are reduced to poverty. The
>eWi?pTp..rs are hooding tho governor's
.yarning and ap. earod without & word
regarding the greatest disaster in their
story of Odessa. Tao mobs have com
pletely devastated all Jewish houses
in the suburb of Dalnlk, many hun
dreds of persons aro reported killed
and thousands wounded in other neigh
noting villages and towns. The details
of last week's massacres at Odessa are
gradually leaking out and only add to
tho horrors. Soldiers slaughtered hun
dreds of Jews. In a house 46 railroad
men were shot while defending them
selves. Many instances of ruthless
pillaging were acompanled with hor
rible torturo b/ soldiers and rioters.
Taloa or Horror.
Authenlo accents of anti-Jewish
outbreaks in Russia show that at
Ktshlncff sevonty Jews were killed
and a hundred and twenty were
wouudod. Order is now ic? tor od. A
mob at Ismail, Bessarabia, burned
alive olovon Jews who had hidden in
the hayrlok. Toe town of Kalwrasoh
in Bessarabia wasjentlroly devastated
and burned. Fifty-nine) Jews were
killed or perished in the) flames and
two hundrod lied to a neighboring vll
ago where tho peasants beat a nutn
ber of them to death with orudf;?ia
md burned three Jows, after drench
ing thom with petroleum.
Vmtml Fir?. . >
At San Franolsco fire broke out in
.he Onronlole building last night
while orowds were on tho roof watch
ing the returns. When the art<in*a
ir rived fchoy renou id tho impeviled
men aud women on the roof with
u ni mil ty A Bear ci of the burned
promises revealed tho bodies of thies
men names unknown, who wore burn?
d bo a orlsp. They wore evidently
mp oyes of tho art dopar'umont ot
no paper. The building was' ten
tories hh;h aud was erooted In l?H&t
JOSH maj notexoeed 1760,000.
i>. m t> on tho Holl.
A passenger train oa the Rome,
Watertown and O^denshurg railroad
lound for Watertown N. Y. Weane**
tay, collided head-on withs looomo*
lvo drawing two freight oars, neat
liverpool, six milos from here. Four
..ou were killed and one sarlouaiy
mri. Milton F. Toms ot Lyndon
ville, mall olork ls ono ot ilia men
Killed Trio other dead wore mern
oors of tue engl no crows. No palten?
?era was hut 0.