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BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FHII)A"YJ? APRIL 12, 1907.
KUIN MRU Ut AI H.
A Destructivo Tornado Sweeps
SCORES ARE KILLED.
And Many Buildings Art? Destroyed
. in (lie Path of tho Hurricane. Tho
City of Alexandria Had n Fearful
Experience. Several Other (Mtlos
And Towns Weir Wrecked l>y tin
A most destructive tornado visit
ed portions of Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama on Friday, leaving ruin
and death in its path. It swept over
three hundred miles across portions
of tho above named States. Parts of
four towns were devastated with
damage exceeding $fi 00,000. The
wind damaged property, crops and
telegraph wires throughout its course
At least. -10 are known to have been
killed and live times that number
Ahe tornado oegan at Alexandria,
Lia., soon after one o'clock Friday
morning, killing four persons, prob
ably fatally Injuring three and ser
iously injuring thirteen others. Soon
nf ter daylight it neared the Missis
sippi River, killing Ave persons at
Jackson, La., while at Bauyou Sara,
La., at least half dozen others wore
reported killed. There was one fa
tal Injury at Jackson.
The tornado next appeared at Car
son, Miss, where the great property
damage was done, and disappeared
about noon near Selma, Ala., whom
the inhabitants saw whirling clouds
rise Into the air as they crossed tho
river. A negro was reported killed
near Selma. lt is not known now
how many people were killed, and
will not he known until reports from
tho county districts are all in.
Alexandria, a town of about io.ooo
inhabitants, had a fearful experience.
When the tornado struck the electric
lights went, out, the cracking of fall
ing buildings could bo heard above
the noise of the wind, sud vivid light
hing dashes showed such sights as an
empty Iron Mountain passenger train
rolling over and over. A heavy hail
storm itdded to the general discom
The main portion of Alexandria es
caped the worst of the tornado, which
cut n,]>nth through the northern por
tion of the town, a residence quar
ter. About a score of homes were
demolished, fifty were damaged, and
all together about a hundred build
ings wero wrodked, including several
A freak of the wind drove a small
soot ion of a house into an empty
passengor coach, wedging these two
bodies almost Inextricably together,
in tho woods about th town the tor
nado cut down trees for about nine
miles. Several houses were blown
down at Pineville arid injuries wore
reported. Tho hail did much dam
age to crops.
At Jackson, La., the Insano asylum
was wrecked, with a loss about. $200,
000. In addition to three fe male
Inmates many others were Injured.
Two negroes were killed on a nearby
plantation, while reports from the
surrounding country Indicate that
there was probably more loss of life.
At Bayou Sara several passengers
on the steamer Betsy Ann had a re
markable escape. The Betsy Ann
was severely wreckod. While break
ing timb?is from tho steamer and
from the shore Hew through the air
the crew got all tho passengers safe
At Carson, Miss., the Mlssissipi
Central Depot was blown down, also
a church, a school house, two busi
ness buildings ?ind several cabins;
from Carson the storm crossed the
State line into Alabama, where it be
gan to lose nint h of its power.
Devastation in Alabama.
Specials from various parts of Ala
bama toll of death and devastation
from tlu> cyclone which swept over
the southern anti eastern portions ol
the State Friday.
At Bradloyton, the homo of Hugh
Farrier, a prominent planter, was
blown down, Instantly killing Mr. j
Farrier and his six-yea r-ohl son anti
fatally injuring Mrs. Farrier.
The storm toro up (he tracks of
the Atlantic Coast Lino from IV! res
to Patsburg, a aislante of several
Probably loss of life is reported
from North Perico, where Oil the
plantai ion ol' .1. C. Moore, a banker
of Marion, a row of ll o USCH was blown
During a Storm Friday afternoon
lighting Struck tllC jail at Selma,
knocked down pari <>f the wall ol' the
prison and terrifying the prisoners.
MANY Ll VHS Lt 1ST
And Thousands Made Homeless !>,<
a Destructive I'.urtlujuakc.
A severe earlht|Uake accompanied
by loss Of life has occurred at Sitlis,
Turkish Armon?a, appears lo bo con
firmed, hut the number of deaths ls
unknown. According lo advices re
ceived In New York from W. W. l'est
treasurer of the American mission al
Constantinople, the Americans 1111(1
their peole in the missions at Hillls
have been rendered homeless, tho
snow in tho vicinity hoing 2fi foot
(loop. Assistance was urgently re
MAHKIFD BLIND (illlL.
^ That ls What an Hx-th.v. ol' Itliodo
I3x-(iOVOrilor L. F. C. (?arvin, re
former and woman suffragists, was
very quietly married last week to
his blind finance, Miss Sarah IO. Tom
Itnson, o. the Baptist Church parson
age in tho vintage of Lonsdale, lt. i.
His Unce daughters ami the bride's
two sisters were present. There were
no bridesmaid, matron of honor, nor
groomsman. The laid" filed her
marriage Intentions last wook, bul
friends of the couple did not kllOW
the ceremony would lie performed
\> it newsed hy Mail) .
Three thousand persons witnessed
(he hanging of FollX Powell at Vic
toria, Texas, on Tuesday. Ile was
hanged for I ho murder of Mrs. A. .1.
Conditf and lier foui' children in Sep
The Peculiar Capers of Glassware
in a Darlington House.
The Neighborhood Is Mystcifled Over
Tho Unexplained Antics of Various
Articles of Furnitur?'. *
Very mysterious things aro hap
pening at a farm house in tho Coun
ty of Darlington If tho story publish
ed bolow, which ls taken form the
Darlington Press is true. Tho Press
"W. J. Odom, who lives in the
Early's Crossroad section, claims
that at the residence of his son, Wil
lie Odom, a curious freak occurred
from 8 to 1 o'clock Monday night,
and from 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.
"Looking glasses, water buckets,
fruit jars, etc., danced and pranced
about in a manner as if possessed
with life. A water blicket half ll Hod
with water jumped from its shell in
tue room and omptod its contents.
"lt was picked Up and replaced,
when it jumped again. A bottle of
White pine cough syrup leaped from
the table a distance of ten or twelve
feet and struck the chimney and
broke; glass ware, fruit jars and
bottles and demijohns cut peculiar
antics, foll about in profusion and
wore broken; one empty jar fell to
pieces without moving from Its place.
"The people In the house carried
the bottles, one containing turpen
tine, out of doors, and those vials re
turned mysteriously to tho room and
foll upon tho door. A mirrow about
eighteen luchos long, sitting on tho
table, hounded from tho table about
eleven feet to tho middle of the Moor
and was smashed to smithereens. Mr.
Odom is dum founded over the phe
"A number of the peo plo in the
neighborhood col I oct od and are all
mystorflod. The whole community
became Interested and some thirty
five or forty pooplo gathered at the
house. Mr. Odom ls reliable and is
not superstitious. Ile called at the
Prosy office yesterday. J. M. (?ray of
this city, was at the placo Tuesday
evening and witnessed the broken
pieces of glass, otc."
lu a foot note tho Editor of the
Press says we give tho above as told
us by Mr. Odom, who seeks an ex
planation as well as advice as to
what should bo done. If this mys
terious thing happer, d some place
wo would attribute it to an over
dose of boo/e, but as Darlington is
a dry county, there must bo some
other cause for t hemysterious phe
Proposes to Make Over Wrecked
I/tvos of (Uris.
The use of Hypnotism to reform
incorrigible girls ls the latest venture
of Dr. John 1). Quackonbos, the fam
ous mental export, of Now York. A
rich New York woman, whose name
has boen kept secret, has provided
money to help the doctor along in his
experiments ?Jit half n do/en girl in -
matt's of the New Jersey Home for
Girls, .at Trenton.
The girls upon whom the physi
cian is to practice his method (d' heal
ing ?ind making over immoral young
lives are all about IT or IS years ol'
age. Those unfortunate girls, it is
found, Pearly al) have some one great
fault, Which ruins their lives and it
is the idea of Dr. Quackonbos to ob
literate this fault hy using hypnotic
suggestion and pulling a now ami
better Idea in its place.
The girls must undergo regular
treatments. They are pul io sleep
and when they awake (be (dd idea
bas gone and the new idea is in its
place. Dr. Quackonbos supplies au
object in life for the one he takes
Ono >;irl awoke with the idea of
being a waitress, another wished io
become a dressmaker, and two had a
longing for music. The treatments
must be repeated, the doctor says,
until the new idea is (Irmly rooted in
tho mind and the will becomes strong
eilOUgh to hold it there.
A MONSTER KAT.
Weighs Most Three Hundred Pounds
And Has Huge Lip.
The newest specimen at tin- bronx
park "zoo," New Vork, isa capyharn.
Imagine a rat weighing 280 pounds,
witli a huge head, an Upper lip a
foot long, and one has an idea of the
beast. Ile is the largest of the re
.eui tribe and has harsh, coarse hair
more like bristle;, than fur.
The hair ls mixed black and yellow
and ol' dingy appearance. In his na
tive haunts the capyhara has a bilge,
fat stomach, which almost drags on
.ie ground. He is a water-loylng an
hnal and cali dive and stay under foi
Ight to ICU minutes al a time.
Tlio jaguar of South America prey:
I poll tbe capyhara and the I lld lil ll:
ni him for lils Mesh, which, win-.',
.molted, is said to be as delicious a:
, Watkin s bland Kentucky bain, ai
hough il lue; a certain musky flavor.
The capyhara make;; ll sound, If
alarmed, somewhat between a dog's
bark and a pig's grunt. Ile was once
called tin- hydrochooehoesus, or wa
ler hog. and lives on a vegetable
TWENTY MEN III'KN 101).
The Flames Spread Papally in a
Twent y men were burned lo deal h
and twenty others seriously hurl in
fl Uro which destroyed the Italian
Hotel in tlie Potrero district ol' San
Francisco on Thursday.
The injured were (d' Hie laboring
class and were asleep in their rooms
when I he Uro started. before I hov
COUld be aroused the llames had
spread through the building.
The stairs fell and the Inmates
were buried in the ruins, twenty ho
ing taken out. Tile Oi ..er t won ty of
the injured the fl remen rescued, All
il ls believed, are taken from the de
bris. Tbe injured were rushed to
the hospital where several died while
j await lng I real nient.
Seul Illili a Komb.
Ai Schenectady, N. v., Daniel Mil
ler was fatally Injured by an Infer
nat machino sent iiim by express Fri
day Ilight. John Hallinan is under
arrest, believed to be tao author of
the crime, the allogod motive hoing
'disappointed love for a girl Miller
i was to marry. Hallinan's con vers, i
tiori strongly indicates lie is insane.
Negro Murdered and His Body
Hidden in a Swamp.
BY "INDIAN DOCTOR.
Who, WU h Ills Wife, Is Badly Want
ed by tho Barnwell County, Whore
tho Brutal Murder Took Pince,
'rite Murdered Man was a Peace
able, Industrious Negro and Was
Weil Thought Of.
A most awful and brutal murder
came to light over in Barnwell Coun
ty on last Thursday. On Wednes
nay, Feb. 2 7, a man giving his name
as Dr, .Teems and claiming to ho an
Indian "doctor." was in Allendale,
accompanied by a negro woman. Ho
claimed that tho woman was his wife
After making some Inquiries about
(lie town tho couple called nt tho
house of a negro named Stoke? and
hired him to take them across tho
country in his wagon to Barnwell.
Aller some explanations and upon
the urgent appeal of the "doctor"
and his "wife," Stokes agreed to take
thom and started out for tho county
Stokes failed to return homo on
tho afternoon of the day ho left with
tho strangers. Nor the next day did
he show up. and his folks became
uneasy about him. Tho third day
came, and not having been seen or
hoard from his family organized a
search I fig party and started out to
ward llarnwoll to gather some infor
mal ion from people along tho road,
Tlioy wen? told by varie s parties on
the road thal a wagon with the three
occupants ns described waa'scon to
miss along tho Bnrnwell-Allondalo
road on Wednesday, Keb. 2 7
They found no difficulty in tracing
i ho wagon tb a point within about
llire?> miles of Harnwell. They were
told by some parties that the wagon
turned off at tills place and was driv
en in the direction of a swamp. Later
it was seen to come back with only
two of tli?? occupants, the man de
scribed ?is the Indian doctor and the
negro woman. The negro Stokes was
Search was made for the body of
tho Allendale negro, ll being then be
lieved that lie had been murdered
?ind his body secreted, but no trace
of him was found.
Negroes and whites looked for a
week after Im was missed, some ex
pecting possibly to Hud him alive,
wliile others have searched for his
body. Days went by without their
searches resulting in anything.
Thursday the attention of some
parlies Wit" attracted to a largo num
ber of buzzards hovering over Hie
swamp, near whore Stokes was seen
last, some distance from Hie road.
Investigation resulted in finding a
badly decomposed body, afterwards
Identified as Stokes liv means of his
coal and shoes. The buzzards had
eaten almost all the flesh off tho
bom's. The body was face down
when found and there were eviden
ces which showed that it liad been
grngged some distance, from a point
near tho road.
The theory is thal Stokes was mur
dered either in the wagon or on the
road side and his body dragged into
th? swamp by tho heeds. What the
motive was is not known, unless it
was robbery. The mule and buggy
is all thal tho negro Stokes had.
ll is certain that "Doctor" .looms
and his negro wife never went to
Harnwell. bul they were seen to turn
toward Williston. The next day,
Thursday. Fob. 28, (hey were in WIl
liston and tried to trade off the mule
ll IK claimed that the negro woman
with tho alleged Indian told several
that her home was in Sumter.
Stokes was a farmer. Ile was
about 22 years of age, and was a
quiet, bard working, honest negro
and was liked In lils comm unity. Ev
ery effort was made to apprehend the
. Doctor" and his colored spouse and
police officers and sheriffs are urgen
tly requested to keep a shari) look
out for thom.
CANT HITIT I S.
I'he South's Crops Put Her On Easy
The ltiritiiiigham News says Hie
cori! cr?|i bf the Southern Stales for
I BOG was worth $600,000,000. The
value of the cotton crop of the So ll th
in) Stales for the same year was
.hont $700,0,00,000. Add to these
he value ol' the wheat, oats, tobacco
nd fruit crops, the value of live
dock and poultry, and tho value of
tu) list rial products In Hie South, and
he h;l al will make lt easily under
?oed w hy ibis vast fertile and pro
ud ive region cares not n rap about
lie turmoil among the stock jobbers
md gamblers and got-rlch-qulcH dls
vytches ol' frenzied finance in Wall
DUI DI : AN IK J BOOM PEBISH.
Newly Wedded Couple Burn to Death
In a Hotel.
Dr. ?md Mr?. Lloyd Hare were
>MII ned to death when (he Uiver View
Hotel at Sutton, \V. Va., waa destroy
ed by lire on Tuesday, causing a
monetary loss of $ I 8,000. Dr. and
Mrs. (?are were married Wednesday
in Motindavillo, W. Va., and were en
route to the home of (he groom's
mother. Mis. Mary (?are, where a
wedding supper awaited their coining
Mrs. Hare was MI ?a IO ll zn both Win
grove of MOundavlllo. Dr. Hare was
. rears old and bad Just finished his
li AIM Hf,ADHD AT (Ht BCD.
That ls The Way a (?loenville
Preacher Wants lt.
At the first Baptist church of
Oreenvlllo on Sunday, Rev. Dr. 'A. T.
Cod.V announced ?is an especial re
quest thal beginning with next Sun
day night's service, ladles would boro
lifter leave their hals at homo. This
only applies to night services. The
mat ter bas caused a good deal of dis
cussion, but it ls believed the request
will bo generally compiled willi.
STARVE WITH MONEY
Died For Want of Food and
Maintained to tho End Illa Inability
To Buy Food, but the Surgeons
Saying he was too poor to buy
food and with $197 In bills sewed to
the lining of iii? coal .md vest, Thus.
Harry, of Jersey City died In tho city
hospital there of Btnrvattlon.
Harry was seventy-six years old,
and livod for many years at 120 Erle
street, In what is known as the Horse
shoe section, his neighbors took an
Intense Interest in him, so that when
ho was not seen about yesterday the
police was not Hied.
His apartment was broken Into
and Harry was found lying in lied In
a semi-conscious condition. He was
sent to tho hospital, and, after food
had been given to him, he regained
consciousness and told of his lack of
tho wherewithal to buy the necessi
ties of lifo.
He also told the police that he had
n brother named .lohn J. Harry, who
lived In Bowdoln street, Huston. He
said his brother was a millionaire,
and if communicated with would
surely send enough money to buy
food for himself. (Thomas.)
Harry was tenderly nursed by the
doctors, and for a time it was hoped
to save his life, hut age and a consti
tution sorely racked by past self-de
nials, refused to respond to tho treat
ment of science.
It was then that the doctors, in
an endeavor to ascertain the correct
ness of Harry's story about his bro
thor in Boston, searched lils clothing
for some letters or papers.,
There was a peculiar stiffness
nhout the coat and vest. It felt ns if
lt was lined with paper, and the pa
per had a rustle to it. It was paper.
Indeed, for when the doctors un
stitched the lining they found paper
money of every d?nomination, from
$1 to $20 bills
Some of these bills wore worn and
very dirty, and looked as though they1
may have been in this pince of con
cealment for many years. All were
sewed with a long stich of black
thread. There were places that indi
cated that a bill had been turned out
and another bill sewed in its place.
DON'T WANT HIM.
Draftsmen in Treasury Department
Object to Cotorod Associate, ^
Wilson W. Cooke, colored, of Or-,
nngeburg, has created moro or less a
sensation In Washington, ami has be
come an i:\eie in the Treasury De
partment of Hie Government. Cooke
was nut., recently Instructor of man
ual training in the State colored col
lege at Orangeburg. Ho ls well edi.;
cated and especially well posted in
architecture. He Is said to have grad
uated in a Boston technical shool.
Tue ellice of the supervising arch
itect of Hie Treasury has been very
short of draftsmen to work upon the
plans for the many new buildings
authorized by Congress a year ago.
lt is usually the custom ol' the super
vising architect to employ draftsmen
tenip.iriai ilv without asking-the civil
service com mission for a list from
which to make appointments.
A month or so ago the supply of
trained men became so scarce that a
caU upon (he eligible list of Hie com
mission was necessary. 'I bis list re
vealed as is customary three names,
'l'it?re was nothing to indicate the
color ol' tiny of the candidates ?ind
Cooke wiis chosen from the list.
The minute he entered tile Office
the white clerks wore dumfounded.
ne was ?i negro and would,have to
work alongside of about one hundred
while draftsmen already employed.
There was trouble al once. The white
draftsmen got their hoads together
timi talked li over. Ono man, a Vir
ginian handed in Iiis rcglgnation
The others Immediately drew up n
petition to Secretary Cortelyou ask
lng that the negro be changed to
some other place or dismissed from
service. Mr. Cortelyou ls a very dip
lomatic man as well as a good polltl
lion. Ho didn't do a Hiing to the pe
tition but stick it in a pigeon bolo
and say nothing about it. He didn't
oven send word hack (o (he white
clerks (hal it had been received.
He didn't want lo be accused of
making further (rouble for the ad
ministration on (lie negro issue and
so he did something thal is not pos
itive. Tho clerks are still agitating
bul (hey don't know what to (lt). TWO
or three Others have handed in their
resignations and (juit Hie sorvic<
rather than work alongside of Cooke,
against whom there is not liing ex
cept his color.
All the snubs Huit cnn be directed
against him have no effect on Cooke.
He holds lo Hie job, does Ills work
correctly and will probably romain
where he is unless he falls down in
his work and gives tho head of his
office an opportunity lo recommend
VOI S., lilith A I1KKOINI0.
Saves .Many Hives in a Hotel Fire in
Klovon-yenr-old Louise Plypton
proved herself a heroine in ii recent
hotel lire In l.oston. Maas. She wa:
in the hotel when she saw smoke
lilling the colliders on the fifth Moor
Slit- lim from door lo door giving tin
alarm on inn! Iloor anti then went to
the Iloor above anil was engaged in
doing Hie same thing when she was
IM? iconic >si!li smoko.I*Ironu .i .
ed lo ber assistance and rescued her
before she became InsOSlhlO.
The lire had been caused by (he
explosion of gasoline and might have
resulted ill serious conseil Hences had
it not beeil foi tho efforts ol' the
boorie Kiri. 'I brough lier warning
.>..;.?,uno worth of jewelry was saved
from one of (he rooms.
l in- Burned a Year.
A lire that hits been burning since
Hie San francisco earl ht|nake Inst
April was discovered (be other day
by workmen who were digging about
the ruins ol' a dry goods store. They
were astonished when Ihev nicked up
some bricks to lind them red hot.
Tho bricks were removed anti a cloud
ol' dense SlUOKO issued foi l li, ,'iccoin
pntllod by ii blaze. Tilt! lire had been
burning nearly a year wit hool being
Jealous Lover's Awful Crime.
Made Jealous by seeing his sweet
heart with another man at Holtland,
Ore., Roscoe .lames killed Crace N.
Disney and himself.
Harrimaji Says He Asked Him To
Save the Republcans.
And Tl?it Ho liaised Money to Pre
vent Now York Prom Going Dom
A sensation wno creatoil in New
York Tuesday by tho publication of
a lotteift written In December, 1905,
and nd|r08sed to Mr. Sidney Wobstor
of Now; York and signed "E. H. Har
Sidney Wol)stor is a lawyer and a
writor-0n political subjects. His wife
is a sinter of Stuyvostant Fish, who
lost tho presidency of tho Illinois
Contrat railroad a few months ago
aftor ..antagonizing Mr. Darriman.
Following is a portion of tho lettor
referring to his relations with pres
ident Roosevelt in tho campaign of
"As to my political instincts to
which you refer in your lotter of
Dec. I am (mite sure I hnve none
and mir being mudo at all prominent
in tho'ftiolltlcnl situation ls entirely
duo to- President Hoosovelt and be
cahso fit my taking an active part In
the campaign during tho autumn of
1904,Vat hiB request, and his taking
advart$ngo of conditions then created
to further his own Interests. If lt
has been a predicated plot It could
not htp/o been better started or car
"About a week before the olection
lu th6 autumn of 1904, when lt look
ed certain that the State ttckot would
go Democratic and was doubtful as to
Itoosovelt himself, ho (the president)
sont mo a request to go to Washing
ton to confer upon the political con
dition in Now York State. I com
plied'fond ho told me ho understood
tho campaign could not bo successful
ly carried on without sufficient moll
oy, ai'd asked if I would help thom in
raising tho necessary fund?, as the
national committee, tinder control of
Ohali Vian Cortelyou, had utterly fail
ed of obtaining them, and there was
R largo'amount duo from them to tho
Now York State committee.
"I oxplainod to him that I under
stood tho difficulty hero was mainly
caused by tho up-State leaders being
unw"' j to support Dopew for re
election ns United States Senator,
that if ho (Depew) could bo taken
care of in some other way I thought
mutters, could bo adjusted und the
[lifteront contending elements In the
party brought Into alliance again.
Wo talked over what could ho done
for Dopew and. finally ho agreed, If
found nocessary, he would appoint
lilm ns ambassador to Paris.
. W ith full belief that he, the pres
ident would keep this agreement 1
came back to 'New York, sent for
rretuurer Hllss, who told me that I
was their last hope, and that they
lind exhausted every other resource.
th proseAc? I called up an inti
mate friend of Senator Depew, told
him 'that it was necessary in order to
carry Now York State that $200,000
should be raised at once and If he
would help I would subscribe $50,
1)00. After a few words over the tel
ephone the gentleman Bald he would
let mo know, which he did probably
In three or" four hours, with the re
sult that tho whole amount, includ
ing my subscription, had been raised
"Tho checks were given to Treas
urer Hllss, who took them to Chair
man Cortelyou. If there was any
Milong them of life Insurance com
panies or any other Uko organiza
tions, of course, Cortelyou must have
informed tho president. 1 do not
know who the subscribers wore other
than the friend of Depew, who was
an Individual. This amount enabled
tho New York State committee to
continue its work, with the result
that at least 50,000 votes were turn
ed in the city of Now York alono,
making a difference of 100,ooo
votes in the genera) result.
"There are between 2,200 and 2,
i'.oo districts in Greater Now York
?ind in a campaign such as that tho
expenditure of say, $50 In each dis
trict for campaign purposes not In
cluding tho watchers oil election day,
would tako more than $100,000.
"Some time in December, 1904, on
my way from Virginia to New York
I clopped and had a short talk with
tho president. He then told me that
he did not think lt nocessary to ap
point Depew ns ambassador to Paris,
as agreed on, in fact favored him
for the senate. I had not expected
that he was the ono (sic) as to what
would he necessary, but he arrogated
that to himself, and I. of course,
could say nothing further. After
that. I used what llifluonco I could to
have Dopew returned to tho senate,
as I considered there had boen an im
plied obligation which should bo liv
ed up to.
"Tnls is the way I was brought to
tho surface In tho political matters as
I had never before taken any active
part, and had only done what I could
as a private citizen might, so you
see 1 was brought forward by Roose
velt In an attempt to help him, at his
request, the same as I was in the in
surance matter hy Hyde and Ryan by
their request for my Iud p.
(Signed) "F.. II. Harrlman."
"bet Us Pray" Says Man Just Ho fore
Just as Justice Steide started to
Join Robert G. Jackson, the "ten
dollar-a-wook bachelor," and Mrs.
Hollo Williams in wedlock at St.
bonis, lats week Jackson halted him
"Lot US pray," he said. Then ho
dropped on his knees and fervidly
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llChUiifiin m im M ... ...... .. . . . i.- . -.
lugs of happiness and a numerous
progency. In this pious wish tho
bride-to-be heartily Joined.
Some weeks ugo Jackson asked a
Judge if a man should get married
on a salarv of $10 a week. Tho Jus
tice replied In the alllrmative, pub
lished Jackson's letter, and the lab
orer received marriage proposals
from Olghteon women, including the
SHOT WIFE AND HA HF.
?And Then Blew Ont Ills Own De?
The details of a shocking tragedy
which occurred nt Flint Hill, Uap
pahannock county, Va., Saturday
week reached Windiest ctr on Thurs
day. Henry Foster, a young farmer,
wliilo out walking with his wit'o and
two-months-old baby, suddenly drew
his revolver and shot and almost in
stantly killed both of them. Foster
men blew ont his own brains. No
reason ls known for tho deed.
Commits [Suicide Because of the
Death of ??His Neice.
A LITTLE BABY GIRL
Was Short In His Accounts Several
Hundred Dollars, Dut lils Employ
ees uro Certain That That Hud
Nothing to Do Witt? Uta Killing
Himself, ns Ho Could Have Re
A night of grief ami despondency
In Oakland cemetary at tho gruyo of
his little niece, the penciling of a
note at daybreak saying that he was
short $G00 In his accounts und two
hours afterwards a pistol shot-these
were the final incidents In tho trng
edy of Hoheit S. Stewart, who com
muted suicido nour 193 dimer street
Atlanta, Co., on Wednesday morning 1
of last week.
Tao Journal says Stowart was \
bookkeeper for tho Harper-Weathers 1
and Call leo tt Mulo company, where
for tho past six yeaiB he has been
ono of tho most highly valued and
trusted men in tho office. Shortly ,
after two O'clock Tuesday afternoon ?
he left his desk, ostensibly for home. |
ne lived with his parents in West \
End, near Cordon and Cascade ave
nue. When night came Stewart had ,
not returned. No alarm was felt, |
however, until about 7 o'clock his
mother telephoned tho ofllce and said ,
that ho had not been seen at the
house since breakfast. Apprehon- j
sion was Increased from the fact that -
ho was known to be In ill health. A ?
search was begun for him.
On going to the safe to put up the ?
books for the night, W. C. Harper, (
head of tho Harpor-Weathers & Cal
llcott company, found a due bill that
Stewart had left and which stated |
that he was Indebted to the firm for ?
something like $i?ou. The next seen ,
of the bookkeeper was on Moore i
st recd at seven o'clock Wednesday ,
morning. A friend spoke to him and |
tried to persuade um) to go home. ,
"No," he answered, as if in a |
dream, "fin going back to the cern- (
(dary, i've spent tho night there by .
Then ho dlssapoared.
In a deserted outhouse nour 193 .
Oilmer Btreet a pistol report rang |
out about 8:30 o'clock.
A negro washerwoman, frightened
by tho noise ran over to tho shanty.
She found Kohnrt Stewart stretched ]
on his face and bleeding from a ids- ,
toi wound through his heart. Ills
hat had fallen behind him and nearby !
lay a half-smoked elgar, still burn- '.
ing, that he had laid aside to fire the ?
In tim dead man's vest pocket was
found a note, penciled In a firm, bus
iness hand on three seperote scraps
of paper, one a part of a National
bank check and the other two sheets
from a scratch pad. In tills last mes
sage?, ho intimated that he had lost
$1,000 of the company's money last
Christmas at a place ho does not
name, and that he was crazed with
grief for tho loss of his sister's lit- .
tie child, Leonora Seddon, who died
last Thursday. Ho vaguely hints of
a disappointed love, declared that he (.
was weary of living and- ended With
"Love God. Ho is good, and you .
will know lt some day, some lime." .
Prom this letter il also appears
thal Stewart had gone to Oakland '
cemetary Tuesday night intending to
kill himself hy the child's grave. He j
"I went to the little darling's 1
grave to die, but was prevented from
doing so. My last request ls that you
lay me by tko little darling."
That S ewart's self-inflicted death
was tho outcome of grief for this
baby as wcdl as despondency over lils
shortage In accounts many incidents
Of the past few days go to indicate.
With lils aged parents. Mr. and Mrs. 1
W . F. Stewart, he has lived far out
from the city on Cascade avenue, In :
tho most thinly settled neighborhood '
of West Rad. In the family were
also Iiis sisters, Mrs. Helena Adams,
Mrs. 10. Z. Stowarl and Mrs. Karly
Sodden, lt was little Leonora Sod
den, tho 20-months-old daughter of
tile later who died last Thursday,
from her hirth Stewart had an af
fection for Hie child that was almost
miraculous. All of his hours from
work be spent in playing with her
and slie returned his- love as If he
had been lier father. Last Thursday
Hie baby died and was buried in Oak
land cometary two days later. Prom
then until Tuesday Mr. Stewart's
beal Hi. which for a year had been
HI. more and more rapidly (iee lined.
In speaking of tho suicide. W. C.
Harper, of tho Harpor-Weathors &
Calllcotl Co., said:
"I am sure that tho shortage In
Mr. Stewart's accounts is due to no
criminal nient on his part. His ex
penses were heavy, though he was
unmarried, and no doubt in time ho
would have made- good every cent of
lils Indebtnebnoss. Prohaps wo shall
find on examining tho books thai tho
deficit ls not so great as he ? bongin
it was. During tho six yours he had
been with its, his work has been of
thc- higtlCRl character, and we re
garded him very highly, as we still
SIOltVIOD HIM HIGHT.
A Masher Pined Porty Dollars for
The Stale says one of the most out
ol' Hm ordinary eases that has como
up before tho court In a good long
while was that of a White man who
gave Ills name as W. H. Hisliop, and
ls a stranger In Columbia.
Monday Bishop got about half
drunk and began "making eyes" at
young ladles on the Streets. Police;
man ford soon gol on lo his game
and In wad liing him n while noticed
that tho chap was following two la
dles, who, filially hoing worried and
frightened by tho persistent atten
tions Of bishop, ran to avoid H lui -
Tho man was locked and Thursday
dbl not deny the charge against him.
Ile said ho was drunk and If ho was
discourteous to anyone he knew
nothing or it. His line was $10. Ho
paid np find left.
Thorn Paused Death.
Pricked by a roso thorn four weeks
ago, Miss Anna Free, aged 23 years,
of Stamford, Conn., died of blood
poisoning, tho other day.
SHOULD BE STOPPED
The Letter Chain Exposed hythe]
Which Is Doing All It Cnn to Put n
Stop to tho Nuisance but It's a
For some weeks people In this sec
tion have been receiving chain let
ters from friends in other sections
with tho request that they wrlto nine,
ono each day, similar to tho ono re
ceived. Some people did as request
ed and othors did not. It has como
to light, that tho scheme was a stu
pendous fraud, and Bishop Lawrence
whoso attention Was called to tho
matter, denlod that ho had evor dic
tated such a document. Tho scheme
has grown to such enormous propor
tions throughout tho country until
tho postal authorities wero obliged to
take a hand in tho matter. Tho lot
ter ls as follows:
"Dear Friend and Christian: Below
ls a prayer chain just as it was sent
to mo, so I send lt out to others, for
I do not want it broken in my hands.
Cod bless you and others to keep it
" 'O, Lord Jesus, we implore theo,
D Eternal God, to have mercy on all
mankind; keep us from all sin, and
take us to live with thee eternally.
"Thlsprayer was dictated by Bish
op Lawrence. He commands lt. to be
written and sent to nine other lier
ions. He who will not do lt will bo
afflicted by some misfortuneand poi -
sons who pay no attention to it will
aieet with a terrible accident He
who will write this prayer for nine
tlays and send It to nine othors, com
mencing the day you receive this,
(only one each day), will after nine
lays experience some great Joy. At
Jerusalem at the feast, it was said
ho who would write this prayer
would he delivered from every cal
amity. Please d not let this drop in
your hands. I have written this just
is I received lt. Now, please send It
10 others. Sincerely,
Through fear of hoing overtaken
by some dire calamity, ns predicted
lu the letter, the recipients have In
variably set. down and compiled with
the Instructions to write each day
Tor nine days. It was not. supersti
tion that promoted them-of course
not, but the men and women receiv
ing the prayer have believed that
they would feel more comfortable
after complying with the obligation
JO solemnly Imposed and the neglect
if which was severely penalized. As
i consequence, millions of prayers
dave boen written and sent through
die mails In tho form of letters on
mst al cards.
To show the extent to which chain
otters might expand if tho chain
vas unbroken for even tho tenth
lower, lt may he stated that, tho tot
11 number of letters would reach/
1,fi00.000,000, as may be seen from
he following table:
.1.I. f>,5 61
6 . 59,049
cf>. 531.4 11
S. 354,1 20,489
Total. 3,585,93 2,4 50
Tho united Stales postal authorl
ios have taken hold of the matter
md they are trying to empress the
?raze. In speaking of the abovo let
er an official of the postal depart
"Tin1 Bishop Lawrence referred to
n the letter Indignantly denies that
lie ever commanded or authorized
my one to UKO his name in such ?
?Vii(.tor. He thinks the originator li
?Uber a practical joker or some re
igloos enthusiast, possibly possess
lng more piety than common sense.!
The bishop proves that tho orlgi
nntor of the 'chain" was not a good
Christian or he cou' ? not have Incor
porated the falsehood In his original
letter, .sei ting forth the supposed con
The more prayer letters, the moro
Imprecations from postal clerks and
carriers. The thing deems to have
taken a periiaclous hold upon the
?juporstlclous in widely seperated
communities, and their name ls lo
gion. Tholnnocont cause of the trou
ble has sought to stem the tide and
entirely disclaims responsibility for
the scheme which has loaded the
mails with these prayer letters. The
ministers have denounced the fake
and urged their congregation to burn
tho missies and pay no attention to
tho threats they contain, but still the
lottors multiply and are seriously
overloading the mails. It seems that
nothing hut common sense will serve
to break up the chain.
COST TOO MUCH.
Alf Expensive Way to Get Hid of
In a largo warehouse in Liver
pool a hoy named Edward Scott was
employed to run errands. There were
many rats about tho place and ho was
told that If ho could catch one and
singe Its tall all the others would
loavo, A trap was sei and a rat was
caught, hut while singeing its tall ac
cording to directions the lighted pall
or blew Into a pile of straw and start
ed a cortflagatlon that burned four
big buildings and Inflicted a loss of
half a million dollars.
SPS WIFE A WONDER.
Site Remembered Hie Wad of Money
Hidden in The Stove.
Almost (.00 good to he true was the
good fortune of Silas II. Rayburn, of
Rising Sun. Ia., who recently sold a
lot of cattle for several thousand
dollars. Rayburn has always been
suspicious of hanks and hankers and
would have none of them. So he put
his money 111 an old stove used hy
his wife on wash days. The other
day his wife wont to bulbi a fire in
tho stove hut she first removed the
Oilers Prize for Births.
Eager to soe the population of Mc
Pherson county, Neb., Increased,
Tilomas Roseman, a retired batchelor
cattleman, has offered' $50 To every
baby horn In the county and $100 to
every connie who get married.
Won ttl Ly nell Fuedlst.
Adam Kelty ls being Sought hy a
posse, bent on lynching, near Celeste,
Texas, where ho shot and killed Os
? car Drown, the 15-year-old son of a
neighbor, with whom he was at war
over a boundary line.
A Man Arrested in Philadelphia
Said to Have One
HUNDRED AND FIFTY.
Alleged Daughter Is Accused of Run?
niii tv Mai i 'inion lol Bureau for His
Benefit, Disguised to Pienso All.
Philadelphia Detective Says Ho
Has Found Biggest Bigamy Swin
dle in History.
After tho arrest in Philadelphia on
Thursday of Jamos Marshall, a pic
turesque looking Westerner, and
Miss Teonle Marshall, or Miss Edith
Boss, his alloged daughter, tho first
on a charge of dosertlon and the se
cond on a charge of "falso pretence,"
tho pollco of that city unfolded what
thoy claim ls the boldest and most
m?ltiplo conspiracy of bigamy and
robbery in history.
Edward Bryant, of tho Bryant De
tective agency, which uncovered the
"Mrs. Edith Boss Bureau," asserts
that Marshall has at least ono hun
dred and li fly wives, and probably
twice that many. Ho claims to havo
ovidonco that lu ono month the man
married as many as six women.
The plan according to tho polico,
was for Miss Marshall to Introduce
Marshall to tho dupes as a rich and
gentle suitor. Ho would appear in a
variety of disguises. Tho marriage
would be quickly offectod. Marshall
would got all the valuables ho could
from the luido and would dosort her.
His wives, it is said, aro scattered
across the continent.
The proceedings were brought by
Mrs. Marjorie Frlel, of No. 1525
Summer street, who applied at thd
Boss bureau for a husband and got
Marshall. She had saved some mon
ey from her wages and Marshall tried
to get lt. Then he deserted her.
In the kitchen of tim house occu
pied by Marshall was found a lot of
charred paper, indicating that alot
of letters and stationary had boen
destroyed. Upstairs, in tho sleeping
room in tho second floor, wcro found
about .1,000 letters from women all
over the country lu answor to adver
tisements inserted In various papers
by the "Mrs. Edith Boss Society" the
name of the matrimonial bureau op
erated by the Marshalls.
There were also found many bot
les of hair dye. of all shades, tending
to bear out the detectives assertion
that Marshall "mado up" to repre
sent different types, to pienso tho
varying tastes of tho "socloty's" fea
male clients. A bottle of laudanum
was another lind. All the ar ticlos
wore kopt hy tho detectives.
At the hearing Friday Marshall
who Is GI years old, wore a towering
and ilaring sombrero. Tho postal au
thorities aro Interested in the case,
as it. Is charged that Marshall used
the United States mails in his scheme
to lure women into his clutchos. Pos
tal inspector Frank O'Brien Is inves
tigating the case on behalf of the
1 lot h prisoners wero held in $1,000
hall, ?he police say tho woman is
not Marshall's daughter.
GREAT HIDDEN WEALTH.
Money and Valuables That Huvo
Been IiO.st at Sea.
The computed value af hidden
treasure in tho world runs away up
into hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the bottom of a lake in Columbia
there is gold and silver jewels val
ued at $500,0 00,000. On Cocos is
land there is burled pirates' loot val
ued at several hundred millions of
Fifteen million in Spanish gold ro
llones n tlie Armada galleon wnJlch
was sunk to prevent capturo in Tom- .
bormory gay, 01? the Island of Mull.
Spanish vessels, sunk in Vigo bay,
hold $1 40,0011,000 in gold, silver and
precious stones. Hurled in the Black
river mountain in Mauritius ls pr
ivate wealth valued at $150,000,000.
A ship wrecked off tho coast of St.
John's Cape Colony, is bulging with
$5,000,000 is specie. A British war
vessel wth $30,OOO,000 in gold and
valuables wen! down before the-Rus
sian gunfire at Sebastopol, and it is
still down with all Its wealth.
Jewels and gold worth $5,000.000
are hidden on the Meditorrean island
of Alboran. A bushranger who rob
bed hundreds of Australian gold dig
gers, and who was killed In ono of
his raids, has the wealth hidden somo
where between Melbourne and Balla
rat. Stores of gold ls believed to bo
concealed in certain oases in tho Bib
Thirty million dellars' worth of
the buried treasure of Hie Incas ls
still buried in Holivia. and tho untold
wealth which the Homans cast into
tho Tiber many cen turlee ago, has
HOV or been recovered. Norman tow
els, the crown of King Alfred, and
tho ancient English rogilla are burled
in the Wash.
Made Ten Ears From the Skin of a
It took an ingenious Indian to
dupe tho Treasury department of
Clark county, Wis., and swindle lt
out of a cool $100 with an euso that
would have put even Cassie Onad*
wick in the shade. The Indian re
ceived the $100 for live pairs of
wolves' ears, for which a bounty is
paid. After ho had gone tho dork
examined the ears moro clonoly and
lound thal ?hey were mado of paste
board covered willi pieces of wolf
skin cut. in tho shupo of ears. The
indian was arrested.
A Mother and Five Children Burn
ed to Death.
At Bassine, N J., on Wodnosday
of inst week a mother and flvo of her
children wero burned to (loath in n
tenement fire. Tho chlldron rangod
in ago from seven months to sovon
Many women and child rou wore
taken down ladders by tho Aromen,
but the members of tho Satupo fam
ily, which occuplod rooms on tho 3rd
Iloor are supposod lo have boon suf
focated hy smoko boforo they could
oscapo from Uiolr rooms.