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The Marlboro' Democrat.
"DO THOU, GREAT LIBERT*", INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTS VILLE, S, C" FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1907.
? QUEER CASE.
A Man Mourned For Years as
Dead Turns Up
AND TWO WIVES SUE.
Mun Believed Drowned S( ai l les
??Widow" by Anteing Aid Against
New "Wife." Seeks Deere? Her
self and Spurns Bequest to Kill
Bival's Action and Rejects Offer
of His Bet urn.
This queer tale comes from Chic-!
?Ko. Some twenty-nine years ago
Andrew Buckley, beloved husband of
Phtmene Buokloy, was drowned, hav
ing disappeared from tin overturned
rowboat. Ho is now defendant in
two suits for divorce.
Ono ploasunl day In October nearly
three score years ago lie went for ?
row. Next day the boat was found
bottom up, and Buckley was found
not at all.
A sufficient time having passed
without his coining homo to his
meals, as had been bis custom, Mrs.
Buckley was retuctlantly led to be
lieve that her husband was thorough
ly ?inci unalterably drowned, in spite
of the fact that the body was never
, recovered, and she grew to look upon
herself as a widow.
As a widow, s'ne fixed up a nice
grave and decorated it with flowers
every year. As a widow, she receiv
ed the condolences of ber friends
and extolled tho virtues of tho late
lamented Muckley among the neigh
bors, (o the discomfiture of many
husbands who had had no opportun
ity to prove themselves drowned and
vii i nous.
Luxuriating in recollections of
Ibo happiness that was. she remain
ed tine to the past and brought up
ber son in fond reverence of the
memory of his worthy father.
During twenty-nine years she had
become firmly fixed in the habit of
believing she was a relict and was
Therefore, she was surprised, lo
say the lea.sl. when she recently re
ceived a*letter from Buckley. The
letter bore a water mark, but no |
oilier indication of having come from
a mau who had gone to a moist and
On the contrary it gave evidence
of cuniing from one who was very
thoroughly possessed of vitality and
animal ion. In fact it went so far as
to show thal the Writer bad been
loading a double life.
The writer explained to (he loving '
and affectionate widow Hun the con
structivo corpse was In trouble and
needed her assistance, ll is related
that tho woman willi whom be bad
beeil li-ving since his vicarious death
was suing him for divorve and asking
Ile wanted his widow to sign a
disposition that she was his wife in
Ol'der to upset the claims of his se
cond wile, living in Seattle, Wash.
"Philomena, darling," said the
letter, "Won't you please make this
disposition? I want to prove to my
wife thal she is not my wife, bul
llial you are. You have always boon
very good to nie, and I am sure you
wili be so now. My present wife is
bard to convince. Von wore never
so. She wants alimony, 'ml if 1 do
not have lo pay her I can have ear
faro enough ?O pay my way back lo
you, and I will live witli you all my
life. I presume our son is earning
money now. Please forward by re
turn mail. Yours, as was, Andrew."
Believing thal she had been Injur
ed liv tho supposedly drowned man.
who had originally deprived ber of
support and theil of a widow's com
fort, Mrs. Huck ley asked Judge Mc
Kwen to grant her a divorce from the
waterlogged male of former years.
|'<)UM) l>IO.\l) l\ BAY.
Supposed lo Have Fallen Overboard
While in a Fight.
The New York American says I wo
dead sailors, with arms locked, re
vealed a river tragedy Thursday af
ternoon, when found floating mai
the statue ol' hi berty. What the eh
(.HIM. lances pf their death were Could
not be ascertained, bill it was assum
ed thal they had been I?IAIII?IIK and
had fallen from Iheir ship.
II is possible, however, that one
had tallon overboard and tho other,
trying lo rescue him. had been
dragged down to death.
Both came from tho steamer Dor;:
('., and fro lil letters found Oil one ol
(hem ho is believed to be ('.hallos
faulkner, I weill y-seven years old, ot
No. SI New street. Manhattan.
DBOWiNKI) IN BATH I NO Pool,.
Young Mun, I-est Mis Life While in
A dispatch from Roch Hill io Thc
Slate says H. Alloy, a young mimar
ried man. li:! years old. was drowned
in Ibo swimming pool of Arcade col
lon mills abojil nine o'clock Wodnen
da\ evening. Il is not known whet h
er he could swim or liol. He was
on a plank floating around in tho pool
which is a pr?valo altair for Hie opel'
ai ives Those nearby who hoard his
rall for help were not able lo gol
to him in time. Il was an hour or
moro before his body was rccovorod.
dredging tho pool having to be re
I IY IO Ml BUS KU,1,1,1 )
By l/ighning While Bunning Loose
In a Pasture.
Tho AllgllSln Herald sax s fi VC
in liles, val neil at } i .L'on, ?md be
longing to Ibo Woodward humber
company of mal elly, wore struck by
lightning Wednesday afternoon about
lour o'clock and instantly killed.
The mulos had boon sent to Jud
son. thirteen miles from Augusta, li
ne used by I bo company I boro. Tho/'
were loose and in a pasturo when the
storm came up. lt is supposed thal
Uioj were huddled dose together
When lulled hy tho deadly bolt.
I O? BTIOIA AUK DHOW'NKD.
Sailboat Ca ps I/.CH and Hie Occupants
LOSO Theil' liiveSt
Four leon persons are reported to
havo been drowned at Marstrand,
Sweden, by tho capsizing of a sail
HE DENIES IT.
Rev. C. M. Billings Publishes Card
In Augusta Chronicle.
Mr. Robert B. Pickling, of Blackville,
Replies to Snnio Through Tho Col
The following communication ap
peared In tho Augusta Chronicle ono
day last week:
"On June 2?, and 24 dispatches
wore given to tho press to the effect
that. 1 had been expelled from the
Blackville, S. C., Baptist church on
account ol" letters containing expres
sions of endearment for a house-maid
who had formerly served in our home
A further statement to the effect that
1 had forsaken my wife and child and
gone away witli this servant was
"I want to say hy way of explana
tion for my silence that for tho first
10 days after those dispatches ap
peared 1 was not in a .physical nor
mental condition to make tho state
men) 1 wish to make. Besides, friends
as wei! as myself thought a statement
which would finally he made hy a
body of brethren would be more
satisfactory to tho general public.
Hut timing Unit many of mj friends
aro expecting a statement from me
and aro waiting Impatiently for it, 1
wish to declare:
"First. That the letters in ques
tion were not written by mo; neither
have I hoon allowed tho privi'ogo of
"Second. The statement with ref
erence to the relations of endear
ment existing between mo? and tho
servant in question are libelous.
"Third. At the time that the dis
patch went out I had not only for
saken my family, hut was at home
with (hem. This (lie author certain
ly must have known.
"it is true upon the evidence con
tained upon these letters 1 was ex
eluded from tho church, hut I had
absolutely no opportunity to defend
myself or deny tho authorship of
them, since I was preaching for a
friend in Augusta and did not reach
home until 5 o'clock in the after
noon of thal day.
"This is my final statement until
a body of reputable brethren hoar tho
case and their findings made public."
"Rev. C. M. Billings."
<'ont i ndicts Hillings.
To tho hld I tor of The Slate:
li has been the purpose ol' your
correspondent to have nothing more
to say in regard to l he awful Hil
lings matter which has been the talk
ot our (own and the whole Stale and
caused great grief to Christian peo
ple here and elsewhere.
Hut the statement in your paper
today, copied from the Augusta
Chronicle, is so misleading to (hose
(icoplo over the State who do not
know tho facts in the ease and is so
totally devoid of truth until this in
formant must come toidi.
Now, every reputable man in this
town will sign his name to Ibo fact
that those awful loders writ len by
Billings to tho negro who had been
his house maid are in Billings' own
handwriting. These letters wei o
w'rilton hore and malled lo Bamberg,
where the maid had gone a flor leav
ing his home on account of tho fact
leaking out here
A young newly married man could
liol write a letter in more endearing
terms lo his tender bride. Tho only
word of sympalhy for tho man hore
for his crime is occasionally (he state
ment (hat "(lie man must have lost
This answers Billings' ll rsl slalo
ment in regard lo his not writing
Second. That he han not been al
lowed the privilege of seeing them
ls false. On the oilier hand he was
begged lo KO and read diem and lie
lint-fooledly refused lo do so.
dis third statement, thal lu- bad
absolutely no opportunity to defend
himself or io deny the authorship ol'
tho loders as he was away preaching
for a friend and didn't reach home
until .". o'clock in Ibo afternoon be
was excommunicated is devoid ol'
any truth whatsoever.
On tho contrary, Hillings was not
ified ??" I'Viday afternoon thal ho
would be turned oui of tho church
on Sunday and was asked to bo there.
This he failed to do, but on die con
tm ry, look the train for Augusta,
Ca., and preac hed there for a preach
er who c ame here for him and heard
the proceedings al church hore Sun
This was aol ii previous engage
ment for him io preach in Augusta,
for ho bad un engagement lo preac h
lu Lexington, N. C., and wired (hem.
aller arriving in Augusta, be could
not come. This informal ion was in
Ute Charlolle Observer.
lt niighl also bo stated thai Bil
lings was excluded dom the church
m.iij for gross immorality In re
if ii vd to his Ufo with tho negro bul
A copy ol' ibis letter has been sent
io tho Augusts Chronicle In reply m
the card appearing In thal paper.
Robert H. fielding.
Blackville, S. C.. July 17.1 907.
I\irmiOl) CITY FOHN I ?.
lu Texas Which Was Long Ago
Prof. 'I'. I- loverly, an archaeolo
gist and Instructor In tho Canadian
college ai Hereford, Texas, has dis
covered a buried city hi Ochiltree
codnty, in the extreme northern pan
of the Han dandle.
The appearance of a number ol
mounds upon wlial was otherwise a
level plain attracted Mr. ISvorly's ai
tendon, and he began ll?V< si I gil I lons,
dis excavations have revealed buried
buildings, in which are human bodies
ancient potters and stone utensils.
The mounds are rectangular in
Shape, and I heir number shows I hat
ll was a city of several thousand In?
? habitants. ' The character ol' die
?ruins Indicates (hal (hoy ante-date
! tho Aztecs or Tollies. Mr. loverly
I will make further excaval ions.
( MIRKS I0RROR.
Ignorant (UH Served S'en I'S in I'UMMI
Because a clerk wrote yeai s In
stead of month, Lena Rivers, an ig
norant girl, has served almost a sore
of years in Alabama mines when lb'
veal lime was less than two yea s.
ShO died just before her lime- was up
land her mother now asks (be Ali
j bama legislature for ovoi time pay.
Miss Julia Wannamaker a Victim
* of the Undertow.
SWEET YOUNG GIRL
From Orangcutirg Swept orr ncr
Feet and Out to Sea While Surf
Bathing, Nour Station 1J>, on Sul
livan's Island, Heroic Utforts to
Save Her Palling-Two Others
Caught In the merciless mip of tho
undertow, in water ha re ly waist (loop,
Miss Julia Wannamaker, tho beauti
ful young daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
Hoher Wannamaker, of Ol'nngeburg,
was drowned while in surf bathing on
Sullivan's Island, opposite the street
leading from station No. li), near the
rocks, late Friday afternoon. Mrs.
Joe Bell, of Charleston, and Miss
Pauline Cart, of Orangoburg, nar
rowly escaped a like fate, being sav
ed only aller the most heroic efforts.
Tho following account ol the sad af
fair is taken from The News and
The three ladies named and Prof.
Francis H. Parker entered the surf
thou! 6:30 o'clock. The lido al Hu.
hour was dead low aim still running
out. They found that, although the
water was comparatively shallow, ho
ing not moro than wis! deep, the un
dertow was so swill thal they were
unable lo retain their footing. The
ladies called to Prof. Parker that the
undertow had them. Ile quickly
seized them, hunched them togCtner
and called for help.
Air. Tom Buist, of Charleston, was
tho first to reach them, and Prof.
l arker turned over Miss Wannama
ker, who had become panic stricken,
lo Ililli. It had been very necessary,
however, for Mr. Buist lo make a
loni; run up the beach before reach
ing them and he was practically ex
hausted when he undertook to sup
port Miss Wannamaker, and could
aol keep her head above (he surface.
Mr. George llitgiienin, also ol'
Charleston, being attracted by the
calls for help, hastened lo Mr. Buist's
assistance. Mr. Hiigueiiln has been il!
recently and his strength was soon
gone. He was linallie lo support .Miss
Waiinaniakor and she sank. Mr. Ja*
Adger, who ..ad been swimming some
distance further out, close lo the jel
lies, reached the stone ol' trouble
aboul lins lime, and undertook lo as
sist Miss Wannamaker, bul was him
self seized with cramps.
In the meantime Messrs. Norwood
Hastie and Alex Martin had seized
n boat nearby, belonging io Mr. Oreg
Kollock, and had arrived on the
scone. They first picked up Mr. llug
iienin, who was sinking himself, and
(dose hy they found Miss Wannama
ker, ber head about a foot beneath
Hie surface. -She was still alive when
pulled into tho boat, bm never reviv
ed in spile et heroic efforts ai. re
Meanwhile. Capt. MeMiligan, ol' tho
United States army, and Quartennas
ter Pulton had gone to Hie aid ol'
Prof. Parker, up lo his neck in waler
by Ibis lime, and still struggling with
Mrs. Hell and Miss Carl. Capt. Mc
Millan seized and supported one of
the ladies, while Quartermaster Fal
lon assisted Prof. ParUor with the
oilier, (?nile a number of other gon
l.lcmcn had come up in the meantime
and formed a chain by joining hands,
and passed Hie ladies from Ibo shal
low Water io the beach.
As soon as all had been golton
ashore prompt efforts ai resuscitating
Miss Wannamaker wore begun. Dr.
Wannamaker, tho uncle of the young
lady. nr. ti. s. Kirk, Surgeon Kirk
patrick ?mil Contrae! Surgeon lind
on, of the Hulled States army, and
three trained nurses did everything
which their combined knowledge
could suggest and skill perform, bul
their efforts were wholly unavailing.
Miss Wannamaker never regained
consciousness, and it was staled (hat
she npeared to have succumbed lo
Miss Julia Wannamaker would
have been sixteen years old next Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. .Wannamaker,
her father and mother, left Charles
ton Wednesday for Now York. They
were telegraphed Friday nigh! Ibo
sad news of their dani;'.: er's Iragie
death, and returned al once. Miss
Wannamaker. during the absence ol'
her parents lu the North, was lo have
been the guesl on the Island of Mrs
John Carl, also of Orangoburg, and
with Mrs. Carl she was hoarding al
Mrs. Hudson's al Station No. li), Un
dertaker Connelley look charge ol'
Ibo remain:;, which were taken lo
Charleston and then h rough! lo Or
.?\i\f> ohui'K Sa i II rday.
The loree ol Hie undertow li.
IhO gllp Ol' Which Messrs lillis!. Hug
nenin, Adger and ol hors sough! lo
rescue Miss Wanhamakor, appears lo
have been terrific. Mr. Norwood Mas
Ile, one ol' the mosl powerfullj bulli
young men In Charleston was swop!
off his feel tho moment ho turned
loose the hand ol Ibo noxl man in
i he chain In order lo pass t he young
lady on up tho line of rescuers.
When Prof. Parker and Ibo ladies
in the surf With bini first realized
thal they were hoing carried out lo
sea they were in comparative shallow
waler, bul they were swill ly carried
awa> from the shore uni il when li
nally assistance reached thom Ibo
Water .vas about up lo bis chiii. Dr.
Parker said friday nigh! that when
the firs! ot tho helpers gol lo bim bo
was almost lo the Jellies and close
lo I he channel.
Had not Miss Waiilianiaker become
alarmed and interfered with 'he ol'
forts ol' those who were seeking io
I'OSCUO her she inlghl have been sav
ed, sin- was. ol' course, very much
frightened as soon as she realized
Dial the sand was slipping beneath
ber feet, as were tho other two ladies.
Hui when Dr. Parker, realizing the
I ni possibility of bringing in the three
ladies, unassisted, raised a cry for
assistance, Miss Wannamaker ap
pears <o have completely lost her
bead, sin- was thoroughly panic
stricken and struggled so violently
thal not only were the efforts of those
who sOIIgh! IO save her impeded, but,
weakened as they were, cdt her by
h?V?ng had to run or swim in Order
lo roach her, she almost succeeded
In drowning thom also.
There were quite a lilimbor ol
other persone close at hand, but 80
swiftly were Miss Waniuiniakor and
the others swop! out to sea, SO qui CK
ly did Hu' danger arrive and so pow
So As Her Husband Can Marry
And Glvo HIN TWO illegitimate
Daughters His Namo and Tims
Save Thom From Shume.
With tho formal application made
Thursday In tho New York Supremo
Court for a filial judgement of dir
voice, following an interlocutory de
cree signed hy Justice Crane on April
.?Hi last, is made public astartllng
story of mart lal Infidelity and double
lifc?. in which a prominent resident
of Borough Park, Brooklyn, ls tho
d?fendant, ami a social scandal
which has agitated Boston at times
for several yours ls revived.
Tho man who ls charged by his
wife with having led a double life is
Joseph T. Cunningham, said to bo
drawing a salary of $ 1 5,000 as man
ager of an electrical company with
offices at in Broadway, Manhattan.
lils wife, Mrs. lOsnbol s. Cunningham,
of (!('? ('litton place, charges that ho
has boon living willi one Lizzie Demp
sey at 5817 Fifteenth avenue, Bor
ough Bark, and by whom he has had
i wo children.
From the papers and tho testimony
in th<" case which was taken Indore
Justice (b-ane on Mandi !22d, nundi
of (he romance of the Cunninghams
and the sorrow of thc; wife at her
discovery of her husband's transfer
of his affect ions to tin? Dempsey
woman is revealed. Belters of Airs.
Cunningham aiso tell of ber wish ie
endure self-abnegation in (he nope
that, if she secured tho divorce, her
husband would marry the mother of
Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were
married at the Hotel Oxford on Dec
ember 14, 1804. Al that lime Cun
ningham, it is said, had great politi
cal aspirations in Boson, being a
friend of former Mayor Josiah Quincy
and a close associate with other
prominent Democrat ic politicians of
Massachusetts. He was al one time
ii member ol th?1 Democratic National
[committee, it is said.
Ans. Cunningham was also of a
prominent family in Boston, highly
i nil m od and educated, ami of inde
pendent means. Tho marriage of the
parties was a social event. A few
years later, it is said, and the charge
is made in Hie papers in the action
brought by Mrs. Cunningham, the
husband became enamored with one
Lizzie Dempsey, daughter of a promi
nent society man in Boston, and de
serted his wife, after having dissipat
ed as much of her fortune as ho
Could gp! hold upon the woman who
is mentioned as the correspondent
in Hie ?ellon, lt is that Airs. Cun
ningham, aller tracking her husband
ind tho Dempsey woman te. >:ew
York (itv, about seven years ago,
horsewhipped the woman in (he
Grand (Jouirai staion
The discovery that Cunningham
and Allss Dempsey were living to
gether in Borough Park was made,
ibo plaintiff says in her testimony, lu
lune. 1006, and it is claimed that the
$15,000 Queen Anno cottage, 5817
Ff leen th avenue, which stands in
.Miss Dempsey's name was a presen!
lo her from Cunningham. Testi
mony was given at the trial that AHss
Dempsey is known there as Mrs.
Cunningham, and that few in the
Borough Bark coterie of friends of
(billingham knew otherwise.
Airs. Cunningham says, in a lotter,
beca ll so of the two little girls, daugh
ters of tho Dempsey woman and Cun
ningham, she is averse to any oxpo
nre of tho,marital infelicities that
have came between herself and hus
band. She writes:
"Plie little girls," she says, "ari"
six and four and a half years, respec
tively. Because of them I was able
lo bring myself to a point whore 1
was willing to divorce him. lt was
(brough him that I lost my horses,
jewelry and other properly every
thing dear to me. I horsewhipped
her seven years ago whim ho wanted
to como back lo mo."
KIDDINO Ni')AB Met OBMICK
Fatal Bow Between Two Negroes on
A dispatch from McCormick to Tao
State says news reached there Thurs
day allot noon of a difficulty whic h
occurred on the public highway about
four miles from this place between
two negroes. Ono of the negroes
was killed and his slayer has berni
locked up. The weapon used was a
Kiln and whiskey is said to have boon
the cause ol' the trouble. The names
ol' Hie participants in the tragedy are
unknown at tho time th lu dispatch
orful was thc grip of the iindotiow,
which held Miss W'annaniaker thal to
rescue her was Impossible. Those
who came io lier assistance exerted
themselves io ibo utmost, and the
boat was maned and roached her in
an incredible short Hine, hut al
though she was gotten Into it before
life was extinct ibo nervous shock as
well as strangulation had been so
great that, as already stated il was
not possible to i'esuscltato her. A
person ol' more vigorous constitution
would undoubtedly boon revived,
Among those who took part in tho
efforts to save the distressed bathers
were: Capt. McMillan, I'. S. A., Don
ald Ab Kay frost, Alex Martin, James
Vdger, Quartermaster Fulton C Nor
wood Hastie, Krauels D. Parker, Jr..
Tom H?lst, James Adgor, Ooo. 10.
Huguonin, Surgeon Kirkpatrick, Con
tract Surgeon Hudson, U, S. A., Dr.
W'annaniaker. post electrician.
Alosl of these young men belong
lo a club, which has a cottage on Hu4
Island, .iusi in front of which tho
Oap!, frank IO, Taylor and Air.
Theodore J. Simons, friends of tho
family, and her uncle. Dr, W'anna
niaker, took charge of Miss Wanna
maker's body and notified her par
ents and oilier relatives. The army
post also did everything possible io
render all needed assistance to the
friends Of the unfortunate young
Mr. W annaniaker. tho father ol'
Miss Julia W'annamakor, is a prom
inent citizen fd' Orangehiirg. Ho is
now connected wth the Orange Cot
ton Mills, in Orangol mg. Ile moved
from Columbia to Orangohurg. ft
was slated that at one time he irav
oiled for the Ashepoo Fort tl izor Oom
pany, of which Capt. Frank io. Tay
lor, is vice president and peneral
PLUNGE IN AIRSHIP.
Aeronaut Lights a Cigarette Af
ter 000-Foot Drop.
When Propeller Hips Silk, Machine
Plunged Very Rapidly Toward the
Car) Robinson, who sails tho Kna
benshuo airship, foll 800 feet Satur
day evening at Springfield, O., and
lives to tell about one of the most
remarkable decent?. He escaped
serious injury. The only mark he
has to show for his experience is a
tiny scratch over his left oyo.
When Robinson landed on tho
ground people Hocked to the, scone
of Um accident'expecting to find him
dead. Hut be quietly remarked to
thc first arrival: "Why, you people
are more excited over this than 1
Then ho lighted a cigarette and
asked a mau in an automobile to
drive him to the city to get a meal.
The eyes of thousands of people
were fastened on Robinson when his
airship collapsed. Screams rent the
air and many women fainted. Every
one expected to see Robinson dashed
te 8 pulp.
At first ho shot through space so
rapidly that it was difficult for the
oyo to follow him. As he neared
the earth the machine slowed up and
he reached ground safely, lowered as
neatly as a mother would place ber
baby in a cradle.
Robinson has made one successful
trip, He says that when he started
on his second trial to reach the
center of the city he went, higher
Hum usual .so as to get free of the
wind, and as he soared he was struck
by counter currents. ,
The propeller was thrown against
the end of tho balloon and the rapid
ly revolving wheel cut opon the gas ,
bag. It immediately hogan to settle |
rapidly. Robinson kepi his head and ?
climbed quickly to tho propeller and
grahj)?d the gas bag side of the rent, ,
thus forming a parachute. As soon
as this was done tho air entered tho |
hag and the machine's fall was brok
K I,SHI NU DIOVIIi.
ls Worse Than Whiskey Says Hov. j?
Mr. Bass. ,
Hov. 1). L. Sass, formerly of this 1
state, but now preaching at Cairo, \
111., Whose recent sermon on the evils i
>f kissing created a stir there, has |
renewed his attack on tho "kiss i
"Tho kiss devil is doing more to |
?il hades than tho whiskey devil, the -
drug devil, and all the other devils .
ul? i <m," said Dr. Bass. j
? Sweethearts should never kiss uti- j
til they are married. In tho days of ,
Dur grandparents, In the Southern .
States as least, any attempt to kiss a ,
girl was rightly declared as great a
wrong as could be committed against. ,
her. Such an at oin pt was a gross ,
insult, and tho man who offered it |
and the young woman's father or <
brother mot with pistols at. the next ,
"Lol sweethearts hold each other's
hands as a token nf their pure after- ,
lion. And When the part the man (
may perhaps bring his sweetheart's ?
tender hand to his lips for (lootlng. (
gentle , respectful pressure. But
that's all. (?od deliver us from tho ,
B.\(i(;i:i) FBOM BBACB.
Passengers on Jersey Shore Shocked
Al. Jersey Shore. Ba., shocking re
lions of carelessness regarding bath
ing there have bobbed up from time
to time. The vost nines worn by
those frolicsome bathers have been
the cause of complaint. In fact, the
cost tunes have been overlooked en
tirely, and it is this that the town
authorities object to.
Passengers on the trains and trol
ley cars passing the river have told
stories whereby they gazed with a
dread curiosity on the water frolics.
Time was when the (?arden of l?den
Offed was confined entirely to Hie
men, hut now women have been add
ed. This calls for decisive action,
say those in control.
So tho police wore given special
orders to keep a lookout for Incise
who pooh-pooh conventional garb,
and ofllcors carried out instructions
to the letter. lOven, ll is said, that
some of the women who disported
themselves In this highly unusual
manner arc? prominent socially; but
this is discredited.
I XCOXSIOI'S MNGINKIflH
Was nt tho Throttle as the Train
Hundreds of lives wine imperiled
Thursday when Floyd E. Webber, en
gineer of the fast westbound Bake?
Snore passenger train, was stricken
unco scions al his thro I lo and the
train sped almost into Cleveland, ()..
wit hout a guiding hand.
The engineer was overcome by the
Intense boat. As the engine rocked
into Hie Cleveland yards over (he
switch joint the motion threw the
engine driven- from his seal lo the
lloor of the c ab.
Then tho fireman learned what had
happened. He jumped to the engi
neer's seal, leaving his companion
hOlploa on tho footboards, while he
brough! ibo speed of tho train down
within the yard limits.
Webber's condition was found lo
he critical. How long (ho engineer
had heirn unconscious al Hu- throttle
is not known.
HIVBB BICVFABS Ml BDFB.
Boc'.r Found Floating With Anns
Tied ami Throat <'ut.
The body of a man was found
floating in Tug Hiver Malewan, NV,
Va., Thursday. A rope had been
tied about the body, Which hold Un
arms securely to tho sides, and the
Victims throat had been int from cai
Thc floating body was gowned in
nothing but a night shirt, and tho
indications aro that the murder had
been committed while the victim w is
in his room a! nigh! and tho body
thrown Into the river.
The body ls that of a man prob
ablby forty years of age, but nothing
could lie found by which it could be
Caused By Cloudburst In Ohio
and West Virginia
Many Washouts on Hail Lines. Three
Deaths from Storm nt Zanesville,
Ohio-Ono Drowning and u Light
nihg Fatality-Many Wire Pros
trate-Landslides Add io Damages
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Pu.,
says telephonic communication win?
West Virginia points late Thursday
night report enormous damage by
cloudbursts and storms in the inter
ior of the State.
At Zanesville, Ohio, a cloudburst
and electrical storm resulted in three
deaths, and much property damage.
Taylor Davis was drowned while
fording a crook at Museville and a
man was drowned in tho Adams Mill
basin. Ills boat was upset by the
wind. Jouil Kline, a miner of Con
nel Isvll le, was killed by lightning nt
Along tho Western Maryland rail
road between Thomas and Hlkins, W.
Va., the damage ls so great that it
will not bo possible lo operate that
portion of the road for at least 24
hours. Two hundred and lift y feet
of tho track was washed over tho
banks of Tub Run between Hanisle
ton and Hendricks, and at tho same
point there is a 30 foot landslide. All
telephone and telegraph wires are
down bet ween Parsons and Hlkins.
Hot ween Douglas and Thomas,
Ibo track 8 are washed out for a
quarter of a mile. Kain is still fall
ing and railroad otlicials fear oven
The dry Fork railroad is reported
under water and tho big main of tho
West Virginia and Maryland (las com
patty was torn out at Parsons.
On the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road there has been trouble between 1
Terra Alta and Grafton, including I
washouts and landslides, and since 9 1
Volock (hore have been no trains ov- (
jr that division. I
The dam at 'Thomas has been weak !
med and it is feared it will give way, <
trecipitatittg several million gallons 1
>f waler into Cheat and Tygarts val- '
ey. The coal and Iron branch of the
Western Maryland road between 101- J
(ins and Durbin is reported tied up '
i.v washouts and landslides. 1
Dispatches from Grafton, Rowley- |
ung. Tunnel ton and other towns In j
Tygart's valley, in nor thom West Vir
ginia tell of terrifiicrains followed by
ho river going out ol its bank nearly 1
ts entire length, resulting in the 1
lentil of throe persons and causing c
?ropet'ty losses Unit will aggregate 1
toarly a quarter of a million dollars. '
At lOlkins the rainfall reached tho 1
remarkable total of live inches and ,
ivas nearly ?is heavy at other points, i
Fifteen or more bridges are washed i
mt, railroads are washed out and at *
Grafton a church from Bowlcyburg <
passed down UK; raging river. I
At Thornton several houses were I
washed away. At McCoonths the wa
ler carno in an Immense wave, wreck
ing the house ol Mrs. Mary Ballard, 1
carrying off three of her small chil
dren, whose bodies have not been re
lt is feared many other Uvea have
been lost as tho Hood caine without
.1 ITO HITS Ki Hi WAGOX.
injuries to its Occupants Might De
The New York American says au
auto containing Andrew 1). Maloy, of
?o. :.'."> Broad street, Manhattan, and
several friends whirled three block':
'Thursday down the hill which leads
from the Hong Island Railroad tracks
to Jamaica avenue, Hast New York,
and crashed into two wagons laden
The result might bo described as
au omlOtte du force. Broken eggs
spattered about as if the sky woro
showering the barnyard product. One
man was slightly bruised when the
auto hit tho wagon ho was driving.
Mr. Maloy and his friends were un
injured, but not so their clothing.
SPAT OA STABS AND STRIPKS
Japanese Hughie Wiper al Los An
geles is Roughly Dandled.
T. Yoni, a Japanese employed as
wiper in the Southern Paclllc shops
in Hos Angeles, Hal., narrowly escap
ed serious injury at the hands of an
enraged mob of American workmen
Yoni was wiping an engine on
which hail been placed two small
American flags. While wiping the.
engine Yoni turned and deliberately
spat upon one of the Hags.
A crowd quickly surrounded tho
Japanese and he was roughly handled
when he managed to elude his a
snilants and oscnpod,
DIF.D FROM FRIGHT.
Thought Dis Wile Would Be Injured
A dispatch from Anderson lo 'Tho
State says Solicitor Bogga arrived in
the city Wednesday and brought
ItoWS of the rather uni?|iie death of
Mr. M. H. Waters of Brcvard, N. C.,
who lost his life from fright near
Bickens. H seems thal Mr. and Mr:;.
Waters were driving out ia Hu* coun
try when their horse became fright
eiied and was rearing upon it's hind
foot. Mr. Waters became frightened
on account of his wile and collapsed,
dying eight mlltUtOS later. 'The horse
did liol run bul fell burk and Injured
Mrs. Waters slightly.
KI Pl,HD SFLF WITH GAS.
Formet1 Partner of Marshal Field
Dead in New Vork.
Albert G. Hiscomb, formerly con
nectod with the brm of Marshal
F|Cld ? nd Co.. was found dead in bis
apartments at the Chatsworth apart
ment house, asphyxiated from gas
Which was escaping from several
burners, Mr. Llscomb's family ls
away in tho country. Hiscomb sev
ered bis connection with Marshal
Field and Co., four years ugo to ne
j t opi a p08itl011 lu New York.
CUPID VS CUPIDITY
Blind God Routed In Honeymoon,
Now ll? Wants a Divorce-Declares
Wedded Life Hos Deon Anything
Rudely awakened on his honey
moon up the Hudson river by tho
declaration of his brido of a few
hours that she had married him only
"to collect alimony and live inde
pendently," Arthur W. Harrison, has
sued for divorce. Hore are some of
the allegations in his complaint.
That on their honeymoon his wife
treated him cruelly, and kicked und
cuffed him about.
That sho pulled bis hair.
That she assaulted him and slap
ped him in tho face, wounding bis
That she drew a loaded revolver
and threatened his life.
That she grabbed a handful of his
ear while he lied a tie, and unmerci
fully Hayed him about tho be'"' un
til he called for help.
That she followed him to his office
and down-town places, and annoyed
and a h used him.
That she demanded $36 monthly
allowance and refused to return abd
live with him.
That she stayed away from home
o' nights and didn't tell him where
That she is nervous and quarrel
some and that she made life a burden
That she did it all again.
The Harrisons, Arthur W. and
.Mary ii}., were married on July 14,
1901, according to tho complaint,
and their troubles commenced before
they bad gotten a fair start on their
It was then she told him she bad
married him to collect alimony, and
life wasn't exactly pleasant from that
He declared he was "treated" With
"cruelty and inhumanity" the rest of '
Ibo trip, and it didn't stop when they 1
reached home. But they managed to
lied, along without police interference 1
until April, 1903. At that time be
cause Arthur would not produce the '
money for a new gown, ho avers that ?
die set. upon him as he entered home !
nie evening and battered him so his 1
friends had difficulty in establishing '
Iiis ldontitiy. <
This breach was patched up until '
September, when lt was said that Mrs ,
Harrison met Arthur with a large re- '
colver one night, and compelled him (
o stand still while she explained 1
inst what she thought of him. (
Then came the Ho Incident. '
lt seems that Harrison, like most !
nen who wear collars, can tie a tie '
iVlthout invoking profanity and .with- !
int donning war paint. Ho declares I
here was nothing In his attitude at '
he time in question that might have
>eon construed luto a declaration of <
var, but, nevertheless, Mrs. Harri- '
;on, while be was deeply engrossed '
ll making the how look properly put 1
ogolhor, grabbed an ear and an end 1
d' the lie and belabored him about 1
tho head until hr yelled "miff," and 1
bellowed for help.
About then ls when, according to
Han ison, his wife began staying out
;>' nights, and he absently forgot, to
return home frequently. Consequent
ly she began to call at his office and
ut tho patent office and other places,
and everybody within earshot knew
just how she fell about it,
lt was finally agreed that he would
give her $:ir? a month and be let alone
Phis was on .lune 2 7. 1 itt)ti. and for
tho t il lime In live years, Harrison
fell happy, in September, however,
business was bad and he felt he could
not afford balminess as a $36-n
month luxury, so ho asked his wife
to come hack and love him again.
Mrs. Harrison declined, and de
manded her $35, with the result that
Harrison is willing to chuck it all
and forego the pleasure of family
life and once again assume the role
with the single tared.
Now he wants the court to take up
his burdens and keop his wife away
from his office, and give him a di
vorce, a mensa el thorn, which looks
Uko a frill, but means .from bed and
Assassin Quickly Fvpiates for Cow
'.'rank Balley, a negro, was lynch
ed by a mob consisting of 150 men
and hoy i Wednesday night al Osage,
Okla., after ho had shot and mor
tally wounded Frank Kelley, a brake
man on tho Missouri, Kansas and
Ke)ley had ejectod the negro from
the train in thc? afternoon. The ne
gro hid in tho yards and as th?' train
upon the top of which Kelley was
standing passed, tho negro shot him.
Tho negro was captured an hour
latin-. The mob was formed and
overpowered the two of?cors who had
Hailey in custody Its members took
thc- negro to tho scone of his crime
and banged him lo a telegraph pole.
BLOWN TO Pl KOKS.
(Jen. AlikhanolV, Woman and Coach
Clouerai Mlknhoff, former govern
or general ol' Tillis, Mme. dienoff,
wiie o? cien. ?lloboff, and thc? coach
man, were blown to pieces by a bomb
thrown at their conveyance-.
A son of Hen. Allkhanoff and
daughter of Hen. Ollehoff sustained
Cen AUkahanoff was nicknamed
-Tho Wild Beast" by Caucasian mem
bers of thc lower house- of Parlia
ment. His rigorous methods broughl
down upon him tho enmity ol' the
DI F l- HOM IIFAT.
Intense Suffering in New York-Peo
ple Sleep in Open.
IC I ghi persons aro dead from heat
ui> to i o'clock Thursday afternoon
and thc? hospitals are crowded with
heat prostrations in New York. Thc
number runs Into thc* hundreds.
Creal humidity added to a tempera
turo of 88 at noon bas caused thc
greatest suffering. Hundreds ol poi
sons camped on tho sand at Cone)
Park? Which has boon opened for thc
publie to sleep in al night. ll h
probable that thousands will sleei
out doors to escapo Ibo killing heat
Alleged That Hammet Secured
Statements by Attorneys, Messrs.
Stevenson and Matheson, Who Are
Outspoken In Their Declaration to
tho Courts, Reflects Very Serious-,
ly on the Ex-Chlof Constable of tho
Slate < 'on st a hillary.
"Tho affidavits, were obtained by a
method of legerdemain, which in
most instances smacks of fraud, and
men like Mr. Tate of Eutawvile were
tricked by thoir former chum, Mr.
Hammet, into signing ignorantly
what was not true," is the positivo
characterization of tho arts of U. H.
Hammet, deputy collector of internal
revenue for South Carolina and for
mer chief dispensary Constable for
South Carolina, contained in tho
brief of Messrs. Stevenson & Mathe
son, attorneys for tho State dispen-'
sary commission in tho matter of tho
assessments of internal revenue taxos
against tho State of South Carolina.
On the strength of aflldavlts al
leged to have been secured from vari
ous dispensers throughout the Stato
by Mr. Hammet and other revenuo
officers serving under him and now ou
lile in tho office of Maj. Mfcah Jon
kins, collector of internal revenuo for
the district of South Carolina, de
mand was made upon the dispensary
commission on May 7, for $3 2,527 for
license fees claimed to be duo tho
United States government as a rosult
of the fact, as alleged, that dispen
sers had sold hoer in greater quanti
ties than 1 7-8 galons in singlo sales,
making them liable to the wholesalo
liquor dealers license; $4,i>27 of this
amount covered a poriod of flftoon
months prior to the dato when tho
[loinand was made upon tho com
mission for settlement; the other
$28,000 being charged up for the
period beyond that dato.
The dispensary commission paid
the first named amount, $4,527, inl
ier protest and on July 2 W. F.
Stevenson appeared before tho com
Missioner of internal revenue, John
i. Capers, at Washington, and argu
ed for the refunding of tho amount,
lis grounds hoing: (I) That thorn
vas no proof that sales wore made
n wholesale quantities; (2) that, if
ho proof wore convincing that dis
lensers had made sales in greater
liiantities than 4" 7-8 gallons, tho
State would not bo liable Insomuch
is any such action would be clearly
n violation of the statute law of the
state and of instructions given to
he dispensers from time to time by
hose in authority.
Mr. Stephenson submitted numer
?is affidavits to the commissioner of
internal revenuo from dispensers
throughout the State, and, according
to those aflldavlts, Mr. Hammet had
resorted to most questionable means
lo secure the allldavlts which, it ls
said, are on hie at the office of Maj.
l eak ins. Several of tho affidavits sub
mitted by Mr. Stephenson contain
charges against Mr. Hammet of a
serious nature. It is alleged that
Hammet secured the affidavits in a
fraudulent manner, and, not only
that, but that be made interlinea
tions after tho aflldavlts were signed.
ATTACKS AGER MINISTER,'
Hov. It. T. Bradley Seriously Cut by
Negro Farm Hand.
A dispatch to Tho State says great
excitement prevailed at Troy, In Cree
wood county Thursday afternoon
over a murderous assault made by a
negro upon Hov. H. F. Bradley, the
highly esteemed pastor of tho A. B.
P. church at Long Cane.
Tho negro, John Sillier, who came
from Georgia some months ago, was
employed by Mr. Bradley upon hU
farm. Thursday the negro resented
some order or reprimand given by
Mr. Bradley and made an attck on
him with a knife. Mr. Bradley was
cut twice, once on each side of his
throat, and also had a long gash
across his back. The negro at once
fled. Reports from Troy say that
every man in tho town and surround
ing country is searching for the ne
gro. Sheriff McMillan, as soon as the
news reached him, left in an automo
bile for Troy. The dogs owned hy
the county were at lOpworth, sonio 20
miles from Troy, hut they were at
once ordered to the scone.
A later report from Troy says Mr.
Bradley is not fataly wounded. lt
is almost impossible to get. commun
ication with the little town. Every
uno is beside himself with iago and
resentment. Mr. Bradley Is ono of
the most highly esteemed citizens of
tho county. He is about 60 years
Old and a leading minister of his de
nomination and lis known all over
HAB V OF F H RE I) FOR SALE.
Hying Mother Wishes to Fay Off All
In order that she may leave, this
world without a single creditor, Mrs.
Oscar Ten?anos of Monossen. Ba., of
forod ,,or foin-nionths-i :.i baby lor
salo at the priCO of $f.0. With the
money she intended to pay her doc
tor's and druggist's bills and a sinai!
debt for food. She said she know
thal an voue who was willing and ab o
to give'*50 for a baby would be aldo
to provide lt a good home.,
Wh"i\ friends of Mrs. T?manos ?aW
he advertisement In the paper olfor
Inn the Child for sine ?hoy agreed to
causel her Indebtedness hut she in
sisted on offorlng for sale hor sole,
and dearest posesslon. Her husband
deserted his wife and child about.
Mm e months ago leaving thom desti
Japaneso Schooner Seized Near Sorti
Island off St. Paul.
Tho State dopartmmont was Inform
ed that two Japanoso fishing schoon
ers wero seized hy tho revenuo cut
tor Manning near tho Seal Islands
off St. Paul. Tho Japanese embassy,
was nollned but as tho case appo?r?
to bo an ordinary ono of poaching I
ls not oxpectod that any diploma^
Incldont wtl bo tho result.