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,.o Be an Agent of the
?::o-,vu to lio n Politician and
JPWtcr Dislike of Him Was Openly
Kxpressct? by Greeks nml Others.
Ho Crossed American Society In
Amelie? Which Seek? to Free Av*
Olenl;t From Turk's Control.
Dilligent effort on tho part of a
score of detectives from headquar
ters did not make much headway in
the solution of thc problem of how
the body of the Greek priest, Father
Casper Haran, or Vatiarian, as the
police records have it, came to be
found doubled up in a trunk in a va
- cant room at 333 West Thirty-seven
th street, New York, Sunday May
2G. Two men, and possibly four,
whom the police believe to be impli
cated in tue murder have not yet
Tho developments have brought
forth two facts which may uncover
the motive of the murder and clear
away to some extent thc doubt con
cerning how and when tho priest, mot
his death. Most important of these
discoveries is the fact thal Father
Casper was a politician as well as a
cleric, and that he had close alliance
with one of the American secret rev
olutionary societies in this city.
It was learned that very recently
there had been a split in the ranks
of the revolutionary workers of the
local Armenian colony, and that
much bad blood had been engender
ed between the two factions.
Vahram Sopossion, an Armenian,
who has a restaurant at 137 Fast
Twenty-sixth street, and a number
of Armenians gathered there ox
?dained to a reporter just what ide
ation tho affairs of the Honchekis
or Henchagain society may be found
to bear with the murder of Father
Casper when tho hidden facts in the
case are brought, to light .
Throughout all Europe and in
America wherever there is a suffi*
ciently large colony of loyal Armen
ians branches of tho Honchekis have
been established. The order is pure
ly a revolutionary one, and the avow
ed object is to free Armenia and
neighboring Christian countries from
the rule of the Turks. The New York
branch of the society had been es
tablished some time ago, said the
Armenian restaurant keeper, and had
worked many years in harmony until
two months ago.
Serpossian said that as a member
of the new branch of the society he
could not niter into details of the
split, but * ding was high and there
was still bu .or recrimination and ac
cusation of unfaithful passing be
tween the two branches of the revo
SPIES HAVE BEEN SLAIN.
In Europe and in a few instances
in this country spies have been dis
covered in the ranks of the Armen
ian society whose duty it has been to
nip incipient revolutions in Armenia
by passing up to the Turkish author
ities at home information of thc Hon
"There have boon spies in our own
number,"and Terpossian. ''The ac
cusation of spy has boon made mem
bers of our society."
"Was the priest a spy?"
"If he was a spy he died like oth
ers have died before him who have
been spies," was tho answer the Ar
Tho restaurant keeper and his com
panions wore asked ii' Father Casper
had been a member of the Honche
kis. They said that ho had, but they
would not specify which branch of
the recently divided society he be
BITTER TOWARD PRIEST,
"Father Casper had a bad reputa
tion," continued tho speaker for the
.group. "He was known to bo mis
erly and to prefer to bog his bread
and bod than work for it. We have
always known bini as a man who loit
ered around and did as lit tle as pos
sible for a living. Ho bad tho repu
tation of being no good."
Tho second fact brought out in tho
investigations which forced the de
tectives to reviso their theories of
the time and place where Father
Caspar was murdered is that he was
seen alive at 12 o'clock noon on Wed
nesday and in tho restaurant of the
man Serpossian, who is strong in his
condemnation of (ho dead priest s
According to this man's story, the
priest cann1 to his place of business
alone and carrying with him tho
black hand hag which he always took
with him on his wandering through
the city. When ho loft (ho restaurant
about noon he said ho was going up
town to moot some friends.
I Up to the present the detectives
iliave not boon able (o trace Father
Caspar's movements after he was
seen by Mrs. Soberer, the German
woman who rented a room to the two
Armenians who disappeared on Wed
MYSTERY BECOMES DEEPER.
Mrs. Scherer say the priest in the
company of the two at s o'clock in
the morning, in tho hallway of the
Scherer Mat, on tho third Moor of the
tenement at 333 West Thirty-seven
th street. The Gorman woman (old
ibo detectives she was sure that she
saw Sarkis, one of ber lodgers, and
a strange mau coming upstairs, to
tho ila( with a heavy trunk in the
fettered H of (he same day. The de
tective "oin to acceptas positive
the assumption (bal tho priest's
body was n. 'i trunk (bat Mrs. Sob
erer saw bein., carried upstairs.
Now that it has been developed
that tili; priest was seen alive al 12
o'clock at 137 Kast Twenty-sixth
street, tho puzzle of how and where
Father Caspar's murders did him to
death is deepened. Within three
hours, al. most, after Serpossian, the
restaurant keeper, saw tho prest, his
body .was coiled up in a trunk at a
place fully three miles away.
An .examin?tion of tho records in
the Adams Express ellice shows (hat
the trunk weighed 146 pounds, just
heavy enough, the del eel ives say, to
indicate/that if contained tho hotly of
a medium-sized person. The weight
they declare, is far above the aver
ago of that of tho contontsjthat could
be placed into a trunk by a nomadic
GROWS WITH TIME
some Interesting Data About the
Older of Masonry,
Is HHS Expanded Until It Is Now
Found in Evovv Civilized Country
of the World.
Some few weeks ago there was a
great gathering of masons in Atlan
ta to lay the corner stone of a grand
temple in that city. The Atlanta
Journal says this great gathering of
Masons directs special attention to
the oldest and most noble fraternal
organization in the world, which now
numbers its membership by the mil
lion in all thc civilized countries of
the world. The Journal goes on to
Secret societies, having the fath
erhood of God and the brotherhood
of man as their basic principles,
have arisen from time to time, have
lived their life and followed one ano
ther into thc shadows of thc past.
The oldest of those that still survive
are but as creatures of yesterday
compared with the brotherhood of
Free and Accepted Masons. It is a
guild which can alford to look down
with indulgent patronage on all the
other guilds and crafts, noweuer an
cient may ho their charters.
The origin of Masonry is lost in
the remotest period of the past. Tra
dition has ascribed it to the building
of Solomon's temple, and it is alleg
ed to have had a leading part in
the construction of the pyramids.
That there is more than a mm e ba
sis of truth for the former claim is
practically undented, though it is
not denied that the order has been
materially modified since that era of
As soon as mankind evolved from
his nomadic habits of life and bogan
to erect fixed bodies, the mason, as.
an artisan, began to come into re
quest. Ile was necessarily a man of
skill and combined something of the
architect with his craftsmanship.
As tho Christian civilization spread
over the earth, "particularly in Eu
rope and in England, magnificent
cathedrals arose as tho expression
of the pious devotion of tho people.
An adequate idea of their size and
magnificence may bo easily gathered
from such of thom as still romain,
and ono may readily understand that
in thc building of thom men of the
highest skill wore required.
Some of thc oriental forms and
ceremonies which had boen their
birth in tho days of Solomon, un
doubtedly came down through the
ages, but it was at the period when
artisans of every craft wore organiz
ing their respective guilds that ac
tive masonry acquired its regular or
ganization in something Uko tho form
in which wo lind it today.
Hut there were necessary condi
tions which differentiated tho masons
from all other crafts. Tho weavers,
the drapers, the goldsmiths could
each attach themselves to a given lo
cality like London. They had their
guildhalls where they met and inter
mingled and it was an easy matter
for thom to know and remember
. Not so with the masons. From the
very nature of their service they were
called upon to travel from one city,
to another, to build a cathedral at
York or an abbey at Kilwinning.
Signs and pass words were devised
that tho liveried members of the
craft might make themselves known
to ono another and claim hospitality
from their fellow-craftsmen as they
It was perhaps from this circum
stance t hat tho arcana of Masonry
was first devised. These were per
fected and elaborated by Elias Ash
mole and his literary associates in tho
early part of the seventeenth cen
tury, and from that time may bo da
ted the masonry of today.
Charles II and William lil were ma
sons, and the visible connect ion with
operative masonry was kept up by
tho selection of Sir Christopher
Wron, architect, of SL. Haul's cath
edral as grand master.
While it is not necessary to go in
detail, it may bo said incidentally
that the lodges of Scotland trace
their origin to foreign masons who
caine to North Britian in 1150 to
build Kilwinning Abbey, while the
English lodges go still further back
and assign their origin to tho assem
blage of masons held by St. Alban
York in 926, Such differences as ex
isted were arranged in 1813, and the
fraternity has since been managed by
the United Grand Lodge of Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons of lang
A century before that time, how
ever, when the cathedral of St.
Haul's was finished, the way was
opened for others than operative ma
sons and builders to become mem
bers of the organization, and that
practice has grown and expanded
until Ibo present day, when it is in a
benevolent band of brothers, with
out regard to craftsmanship, who
"moot upon tho lovel and part upon
t ho square."
If has not escaped the fate of oth
er noble institutions. Superstition
and ignorance have attributed to it
designs and purposes for which there
was no foundations, lt has been ac
cused of entertaining sinister pro
jects against religion and govern
ment, and bas been assailed with
fiery zeal in many countries and at
various periods of history. Tho oath
of secrecy stirred the suspicion and
resent nient of (lu; uninit iated and
factionalism bas waged fierce war
around it. Hut. as it has lived through
so many ages, Unimpaired, so it will
no doubl continue to exist, to para
phrase Macaulay, "until some trav
eller from New Zealand shall take
his stand upon a broken arch of Lon
don bridge to sketch the ruins of St.
Tho alleged "exposures" by Mor
RI0POK? or INHERITANCE.
lt is assorted that Father Caspar
Vartianan hud recently inherited a
snug fortune from a brother, who
died in Chicago, and t hal he also pos
sessed a jewel of great value in the
form of a orescent or a cross, which
had been handed down generation to
generation of priests. Those work
ing on the case who subscribed to the
robbery theory, believe these report
id possessions furnish the motive lei
Tho criminal examination of the
organs of the dead priest is progress
ing, and until the result of ibis is
known, tho police will not say posi
tively whether Father Vartianan was
killed by drugs before he was placed
in the trunk.
A So-Called Gem Broker Swindled
Women and Jewellers.
HEIRESS A VICTIM.
ngngcd to Her, Though Married, He
Minions Ton Thousand Dollars
From Her. J. Edward Dook,
Doon Companion of Now York Mil
Motilares Indicted Following Ilia
At New York the grand jury has
brought an indictment for obtaining
money under false pretenses against
J. Edward Boeck, of the Republican
club, a bench warrant has been issu
ed for him, and detectives the world
over have been instructed to find him
and bring him back to New York as
soon as they can.
Boeck was a broker in gems. He
lived in splendid style at thc Repub
lican club. He knew Senator Clark,
of Montana, and be was a boon com
panion of other men in New York.
Ile could bring to a dealer in precious
stones during the course of a week
more wealthy customers than any
other diamond salesman in New York
might hope to bring in the course of
a year. He sold J. Pierpont Morgan
a diamond and pearl collar that cost
There is another charge against
Boeck, made by a waalthy Pittsburg
girl, who declares that he promisee!
to marry ber and got $10,000 from
her. Those to whom she has told her
story will not divulge her name. She
is the only child of a widowed moth
er. Her father was among the steel
kings before the United States Steel
corporation was formed. She has
Soon after it became known that
Boeck had disappeared she came here
and sought the offices of Marsellus,
Pitt & Co., asking for him there. On
a linger she showed a diamond and
emerald ring. It was recognized by
the clerk who responded to ber call.
Inadvertently he mentioned that
Boeck had not paid for the ring. Thc
Pittsburg girl tore thc ring from ber
finger and threw it upon the table
before her, bursting into tears.
She was to have been married to
Boeck last February, but the wedding
bad been delayed. She bad loaned
him $10,000 in cash and be bad given
as security for the notes the same
porcelains he had used with others.
The young Pittsburg woman appear
ed terribly distressed when she learn
ed that Boeck bad decamped. She
cried that the money she had given
to the diamond broker was nothing:.
She wanted to lind him. She was not
told that Boeck had a wife.
Boeck s wife often was seen in
Maiden Lane. She was described to
day as a woman with a face of youth
and with black bair streaked with
gray. Boeck never let her leave a
Maiden Lane office for thc Courtland
st reel, ferry, three blocks away, with
out ordering a cab for her.
Boeck was a member of the Bel
mont Cricket club of Philadelphia,
and has many friends here, it is .said.
Some of the alleged victims of
Boeck in New York believe that he
has cleaned up a sum that may reach
$750,000 in various ways in this and
One sufferer is Edwin W. Dayton,
who deals in jewels and antiques of
all kinds at 4 West Thirty-ninth
street. Boeck took $32,500 worth of
pearls and diamonds belonging to
Rim, but re! urned to Mr. Dayton
since he dissappeared pawn tickets
for $15,000, representing jewelry he
got from Dayton and pawned. The
face value o?* that jewelry is said to
be about $50,000.
According to Mr. Dayton, Boeck
numbered among his friends the
Guygemheims, He is also said to
have acted for society women who
wanted to exchange or sell their jew
elry, and there is said to be a num
ber of them who would like him to
come back with jewelry they trust
ed to him.
From what could be learned Boeck
has an interesting history. His fath
er was an exiled Polish nobleman,
who went to China, where he married
an American girl. Boeck was born in
China and his features and manner
Boeck caine to this country from
China with Prince Pu Lim, who had
charge of the ('hi?ese exhibit at the
St. Louis exposition.
After the exposition, it is said, he
disposed of a good part of tin1 ('hi
?ese exhibit to Senator ('lark. What,
he did immediately after that is not
known, but he soon appeared as a
Mr. Dayton, who was a captain in
the Twenty-second regiment, mot
him in February for tho first time,
j Mr. Dayton said that Boeck came to
him with a letter of introduction from
a well known downtown jewelry
linn, for business reason he did not
care to name. The first thing he did
was lo take Mr. Dayton to the offices
of the American Smelting company
and introduce him to the members of
tho Guggenheim firm. Anion"; oth
ers who Boeck presented Mr. Davien
to was P. A. B. Widener, of Phila
Boeck had only known Mr. Dayton
for a day or two when he said that
Senator (Mark went to buy two valu
able pictures which Mr. Dayton
badin bis store. Senator Clark was
to have called one afternoon, but he
did not, and Boeck explained that
Senator Clark's secretary bad tele
phoned that tho senator would be
there that evening. Sure enough
that evening "Senator Clark" walked
into Mr. Dayton's place. "Senator
Clark," looked over the two pictures
but decided that he did not. want
gan, his alleged capture and death,
together with thc anti-Masonic pat
ty in America constitute one of the
most thrilling chapters in the life ol'
the republic bul these agitations only
served to confirm thc order in its
growth and prosperity until we find
it today, as we saw it represented
last week, composed of men high in
the councils of state, distinguished
in their private lifo and ornaments
to society in general.
It has expanded until it is repre
sented in every civilized country of
the world, with a membership of
millions. The widow and the father
less aro their especial charge; visibly
or in imagination the eye of (Jod
looks down upon them in all their
walks of life, and their ministrations
make the world brighter and bettor.
THE UNSEEN WORLD.
Remarkable Utterances of Paul
Suya Science Jins Proved tho Exlat
onco ot Spirits.-They Hhoidd Bo
George M. Searie, rector of the
Paulist Fathers' Catholic church New
York, caused a sensation by his ser
mon last Sunday morning in which
he declared his belief in spiritism.
Thursday he consented to elaborate
his views, as follows:
"What I wished my audience to
understand is, in the first place, that
though there will, of course, be
found here and there in spiritistic
seances some attempts at fraud or,
trickery, particularly where there is
money to oe made by it, phenomena
often occur in them which cannot be
accounted for in this way.
"These have been carefully exam
ined by scientific men, and those who
have done so agree that those phe
nomena indicate forces entirely be- !
youd our normal powers and it isl
practically certain that these forces
are directed by intelligence which
are not of this world. The only quos-1
tion is, what are these intelligences? i
"They pretend to be deceased hu
man souls, and support their preten-1
sions by what are called "proofs of
identity.' That is they know many
events in the earthly life of those
whom they represent which could not!
naturally be known to the medium
or others who had not '.icen acquaint
ed with them personally. But they
fail in other points which ought to |
bc as well known, if they really were
what they pretend.
"Furthermore, they fail to agree
in their description of their present
state, in their teachings about God,
about Christ, and religious matters
generally. Truth should agree with
itself; falsehood, whether coming
from ignorance or malice, will dis
agree. It, therefore, appears that
these intelligences are not what they
claim to be; and it seems more prob
able that they are deceitful than that
they are ignorant.
"Besides, their control of a medi
um, when habitual, has been known
to culminate in what is called diabol
ic possession; and in no case does it
seem to have had a good moral ef
"Also, the spirits communicating
seem to have a dread of spirits and
of the rites of the Catholic church. 1
know specially of one case in which
a priest, going incognito to a seance
for investigation, was requested by
them not use holy water.
"On account of all these reasons,
as well as of the distinct prohibition
in Scripture (Dent, xviii: 2) of such
performances, which archy no means
merely modern, the church is abso
lutely opposed to them, and considers
them as extremely dangerous to our
Dr. Searle is a nan of high scien
tific attainments, and his name is as
sociated with astronomical research
and discovery among savants all over
the world He was formerly a Con
gregational minister in Boston and
has been connected with Harvard
observatory and with the observa
tory at Georgetown college. He as
serts positively that spirits can be
communicated with through medi
ums, and believes that these spirits
are evil ones-fallen angels-who
have never inhabited a human body.
Dr. Searle said that in his sermon
that only ignorant persons now deny
the existence of spirits and the pos
sibility of human communication
with them. He isa member of the
Society for Physical Research and a
friend of Father Paupert, who show
ed the "spirit, pictures" in his lec
ture before the Catholic club last
"The overwhelming probability,"
said the preacher, "isthat the spirits
communication arc either devils or
lost human souls subject to devils in
hell. These devils are not confined
in their operation to a local hell. Such
may be the case after general judg
ment, but not now.
Warning his hearers against exper
imenting in this field, Dr. Searle
said in his sermon that endeavor to
ascertain the truth about the depart
ed by means of seances is not only a
waste of time, but extremely dan
gerous, ll is prohibited by Divine
command, he said.
HOM ACM TO SNAKES.
Indians Who ('ced Hable? (o und
lil spile of i in- fact that a similar
charge was Investigated and dismiss
ed by a grund qury some limo UKO,
another complaint bas boon bled
with Putted States District Attorney
Llewellyn, of Now Mexico, ( ..af a
tribe of indians in that torritory are
given io tho worship of an enormous
serpent, io which is fed the now-born
bahes Of a puebla lu which it is
boused and carefully tended and
The complaint was bled hy a Cath
olic priest, who alleges thal a dozen
ramilles were segregated from BOV
ornl pueblas two years ago, and fol io
ed into a puebla by themselves. Al
Ibongil il is known that many chil
dren have boon born to these fami
lies, not a child is to lound in the
This led the priest to press his In
vestigation, With tho result, as al
iened, timi bo discovered that In an
adobe liOUKO, isolated and closely
guarded, there ls an enormous ser
pent, which is worshiped by the In
dians ol' all the pueblas around, and
thal every bubo boru IP. tho small pu
ebla, and. il ls suspected, iii many
others, is fed to the serpent,
(beni for his collection.
About this time Boeek remarked
that he was on very friendly terms
with members of the Newport '.-(do
ily, and he could easily dispose of
$125,000 worth of jewelry and anti
ques if ho could got il. Mr, Dayton
took him to Alfred Smith, who has a
jewelry store ?>n Fifth avenue and
Thirty-sixth street, and there, ac
cording to Mr. Dayton, Boeek made
a deal whereby lit? disposed of a lol
of jewelry. There was some dispute
with Smith over Boock'scommission,
and tho latter sued. Only a short
time before he disappeared he got a
judgment for $4,000 against Smith
for his commission.
Afterward Boock, through his ac
quaintance with Mr. Dayton, secur
ed diamonds and pearls from other
firms, some of which were pawned
in various loan offices.
ail thc germs and pol
spots in the body an
Nature's way. Purelj
most powerful of cl<
time regulates the liv
up the entire system
tnat cures rheumatisi
other remedies and
Percoll?, of Salem, V?
dreds of dollars ? of ph
by half a dozet? bo J
2120 Ramsay sVcec,
man." Mrs. 8. A. Con
it cleansed her blood
Alter Noted Doctora Palled
lloro ls a enso cured bv Hil KUM
CIUK A hoi ii?ied New Yu >. * > . ;
Ists luid railed. Mr. NV. K Hugli
writes non? / tklns, Va. :
"Foui boules ot RHKUMACI?
have entirely cured mo ?>i a i .1
standin; case <,l rheum: tisin a
yrently hnnroveil my venced deal
I was a lout I wi ck. lia vim; lind rh.
mat ison i r twenty yen rs. i -neutra
oral weeks ami much rn? y t ry i
specialists ?n.N>v; York. I : RHte
M ACIDIC is (ho .only CI?M 1 lia
found When i huyan t' usc it
welKlieu HOpO'indo. Now : vetch :
pounds, my no. mal weicht.
. W. R. tlUGHtiS.'
And Wounded by a Tornado That
IS Quite Heavy ns tho Tornado
Covered a Big Scope of thu Coun
try, Blowing Down Houses, and
Scattering Horses, Cattle mill
Fowls Along Its Path. All Crops
Aro Seriously Hurt.
A tornado struck tho eastern por
tion or Wills Point, Texas, on Mon
day, cutting ti swath 200 yards wldo
through the Iowa, killing three per
sons and Injuring many ol hers. The
Mrs. T. C. Douglass.
Jesse Douglass, 8 years old.
Mrs. McClellan's child.
Tho tornado cunio from the south
west and traveled lo the northeast,
carving with lt portion of buildings
and other debris like whirling leaves.
Dead horses, cattle and fowls are
scattered along the path of tho storm.
A severe rain and electrical storm
swept over northern Texas Monday
night, causing much damage to prop
erty und some loss of life. The
W. r. Lyon, Kills county, farmer,
struct by lightning.
Harry Sneed, Rosebud, struct by
A. H. Sanderson, Park Spring,
struct by lightning.
Near Denton eight members of
Wardlow family were injured, ono
fatally, whim tho home was over
turned by wind. Seores of barns and
other small .-buildings were dostroyed.
Many animais were killed.
Six Killed at Kinory.
A tornado bore down on Emory,
Texas Monday ?'vening from the
southwest, hui suddenly veering to
tho west circled tho town, killing six
persons and injuring li) or r?o. Tho
Walter Marlin, Mrs. Byrhnltor,,
Harvey, three negroes.
Seriously injured: Miss Simmonds,
Miss Cora York, Miss Belle York,
six other white persons and bel ween
MO and IO negroes were hurt. Emory
is well provided with storm reliais
and to this fuel is due the small num
ber of dead.
Evory building on tho county poor
farm was demolished ns well as sev
eral costly residences. Tho grontcsl
lest i ncl ion, however, occurred in the
legro sel I lomon I. Many of tho in
jured may die.
Dc th and Destruction.
A tornado struct Gribble Springs
Monday, wrecking 25 houses, killing
tWO persons und Injuring a score.
l)o;id: liarlos MeCloskoy, .lames Mc
Oloskoy, both children.
Injured severely: .lames MeClos
koy, Sr., faiber ol' dead children, may
die; Josie Turpin, may die; tina Jack
sou, may die.
TU. tornado dev?stale.1 growing
hind ahotll two miles wide and sever
al miles long.
Wisc and Otherwise.
The good eil lier die young or poor.
A misfit bargain isn't fit for any
I'nklnd words are always the
Ignorance I hat pays looks like wis
dom to some poole.
All men are brave until lhere is a
demand for bravery.
Some men Imagino Illili a moral
wrong is ii commercial right.
If you would learn of a man's
gOO(1 doods attend his uncial.
When some peoplo loll tho truth
others are able lo recognize it.
Il hikes ?i lol Of good luck to en
aldo mo men lo roach tho top.
When one man tries to Hattet
another he has something lo sell.
Most men think they know a lot
moro than they know they know.
Peoplo would havO l>nl fow real
troubles If they didn't try lo ucl
When a man's moral rieht;- go
wrong he begins to talk about bis
A man's fool friends cause bini al
most as much trouble as his wise
it doesn't necessarily follow thal ii
man ls any good just because ho's as
good US his word.
A broad-minded man never looses
any sleep because another man's opln
ioiis fail to agree with his own.
lt ls seldom (lifltctlll for a man to
gel rich after he has acquired tho
art of hypnotizing his conscience.
Most peoplo waste a lot of valuable
timo tolling their troubles to othor
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ysicians* fees, and at fast heii
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BRYAN WILL WIN.
Champ Clark Says the Common
er is Going to be
Nominated for tho Presidency Mud1
That Ho is Going to Bo lOlocted By
a United Democracy, j
A dispatch from Savannah to the
Augusta Chronicle says that Champ
Clark,'member of Congress from Mis
souri, can soe nothing but Bryan on
the Democratic horizon. He also be
lieves the Bryan sun is rising, not
setting. He does'nt tako much stock
in the "favorite son"' Idea. Ho thinks
Bryan ls going to bo nominated for
president and that he ls going to be
elected by a united Democracy.
Mr, Clark believes thc Republicans
are hoplessly divided. He thinks
there ls going to be much of a row in
(!. O. P. circles before their candi
date for president is named and bc
would not be surprised to seo Roose
velt run again if Tait is turned down
in Ohio. ,
Mr. Clark said: "I don't think the
time has arrived when a Southern
man can be nominated, boca use the
plain Democrats aro lor William J.
Bryan. For years 1 have? advocated
the nomination of a Southern man. 1
may not have been the pioneer in
that matter, scores of men in tho
South who would make tiptop presi
dents, but il seems to me from read
lng and from conversing with tho
peoplo ol' eight or ten states in which
1 have lectured shute congress ad
journed, that the rann and lile me
for Bryn.J, and that be can hav.j the
nomination il* he wants lt.
"As to platform declarations they
should be thoroughly Democratic, and
only Democrat ic. New fads in the
plat form are more likely to weaken
than to strenghten us. The surest
way to win ls to nominate candidates
who are not only Democrats from
skin to core, but whose opinions aro
known to place them upon a platform
thoroughly democratic in every plank
We do not propose to buy any moro
presidential pigs In pokes."
w<H i7?> KI tili B<)<>si5vloi/r.
Humored That Brother of McKinley
Assassin Was in Canton.
Dospite a rumor ol' doubtful orgin
that Michael C/olgoscz. a brother ol'
the nssa8ill ot' President McKinley,
would be in Canton, Ohio, Wednes
day, the funeral of Mrs. McKinley
and the contingent visiting of Presi
dent Roosevelt passed off without bi
elden! of sinister note.
Taking precautions against tho
one chame in a thousand that tho
rumor of Czolgoscz's presence was
true, the local police, assisted by se
cret service men from Washington
and Cleveland, exorcised the mo: t
alert vigilance during Hie president's
slay lu tho city.
No trace whatever was found of
(V/.olgoscz nor any anarchist, although
three strangers to the (div wore held
in the jail during the president's slay
lhere was nothing against them,
however, and they were released.
That the police were taking no
chances was evident by Ibo precall
lions taken at Hu- McKinley home
All friends and rolaflvOB ol' tho Mc
kinley family had to go lo their car
riages through tho front door.
Crowds had gathered lu front of
ibo place, including a number of men
with cameras, who wished to catch
snap shots of tho president. Tho
original plan had been changed, how
ever, and while the crowd waited on
north Market streol the presidential
party was led oui ol' Ibo .- ide di.or lo
carriages wailing on Louis street.
The trip to ?bo cometary was made
[pi loll y and Without incident and If)
minuted ahead of tho appointed time
ibo president roached bis car, A
large crowd gathered for a speech,
luit tho. president morel> lifted bb
li?t and wished them "good luck."
Wont l p and Down.
Ile sallied oui ono pleasant eve
To call on the fair young miss
And when h^ reached her rosldonc.O
Her papa mot him at tho door,
Ho did not soe the mis:-;
He'll not go hack there any more,
THK supervisor of Aiken County
has refused to order an election on
thc liquor question for tho reason
that the petition asking for an elec
tion was not signed by one-fourth of
tlic registered v .tors.
o disease, sweeps
It again in
is yet the
s after all
de him a new
lade her "fee!
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KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS,
Thc Grand Lodge Had a Pleasant
Sleeting at Anderson,
Thc twenty-first annual conven
tion of the Grand Lodge, Knights of
Pythias, was held in Anderson last
woolt. The meei lng was ono of tho
largest ever hold In this State. Much
business of Importance to Pythianhnn
in South Carolina has been disposed
I Of, possibly the most important thing
being the decision to establish n
monthly Pythian Journal.
The following oflleers were olected
for tho ensuing year:
Mendel L. Smith, of Camden,
L. S. Mnttlson, of Columbia, vice
Prof. A. G. Item bert, of Wofford
college, Spartanburg. grand prolate.
Dr. J. H. Thornwell, of Fort Mill,
grand keeper of records and soul.
Wilson G. Harvey, of Charleston,
grand master of exchequer.
J. L. Reeves, of Branchville, grand
Tho representatives to tho su
preme lodge, which meets in Posion
in 100 8. are Gen. M. L. Bonham of
Anderson, Col. B. A. Morgan of
Greenville and Col. Edmund Bacon
Memorials were adopted on Knights
A. C. Mustard of Charleston, J. M.
Knight of Sumter and James Thayer
of Charleston, who died tho past
HANDLING A HUSBAND.
Hero Is a Woman Who Certainly
Bosses thc Danell.
Joseph Bjelik, 4 8 years old, small
and meek, was before Magistrate
Finn In Yorkvillo court on a warrant
obtained by his wife. Katherine, who
charged him with abandoning her
?md their two children, says the Now
York Herald. Tho homo of the fam
ily is No. 340 Fast Forty-eighth st.,
When the magistrato asked Bjelik
what be had to say for himself Joseph
held up a crooked little huger and
pointed to an eye that was out of or
"She did that," he exclaimed
I brough an interpreter, "and she
makes nie sleep under the bed and
fods me on cold vituals. Besides she
is jealous, ard when she sees me as
ni neb as speak to another woman
sin- beats me."
"How is this?" demanded Magis
trate Finn of Katherine. "Do you
heal your husband?"
"Yes, sometimes," replied the wo
"How often?" persisted tho mag
"Whenever he needs it; sometimes
only two or three a month, some
t? nu's every day. When he is good I
don't beat hm."
"Why do you make him sleep un
der Hit- bed?"
The woman was unable to answer
this question for tho flt of laughter
into which lt threw her.
Then the magistrate asked Joseph
if he was willing to go home with
Katherine. Joseph didn't think he
was. but a truce was Anally arranged,
and Joseph will try home lifo again.
DEATH BY Flit IO.
Burning of n Villa Causes the Death
Three bodies were extricated al
Long Branch from the ruins of Jacob
Kolhchlld's vihn and one person died
from Injuries sustained in tho fire
Friday. Fight others were Injur
ed. The origin of the ure is un
A subscriber once received a dun
through tho posto flt ce, and it made
him mad. Ho wont to see the editor
about it, and the editor showed him
a few duns of his own-ono for pa
per, one for tpuo, one for fuel and
several others. ''Now," sait! the edi
tor, "I didn't got mad when these
came I ecause ? knew that all ? had
to do was to ask several reliable gen
tlemen like you to come and help
mc out, and then 1 could settle all of
them." When the subscriber saw how
it was he relented, paid up and re
newed for another year.
SMALL men with small purposes
do not help to make a town lively and ?
progressive, The man who never (
contributes to public enterprises or,
voluntarily assists in supporting any ?
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coaxing to remain in a town, and
should he decided to move out it is
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It's units and not mere eiphere that
counts for something. "Be a unit."
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OUR GRANU MOTHER USED IT. '
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