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CAGO IS CENTRE.
Ving?? Freaks of Domestic Infelicity
llrotight to Light by tho Divorce
Courts. Tho Windy City Holds
the Record of 132 to Every J 00,
niio InhubituntH Increasing in Ku
Thc divorce courts of Chicago and
other cities of the United States re
veal strange motives of the martial
infelicity. It has remained for tho
United States census hureau to col
lect the particulars of these frank
divorces and compile them into a
government report. For two years
120 agents of tho census bureau have
searched tho court records of the
country for odd and unusual featur
es to divorce suits. Tho results of
those two years' labor arc soon to he
presented in official form. With them
will he preserved thc usual statistics
revealing tb J growth of the divorce
evil in the United States.
Chicago, as the reputed "divorce
center" of the nation, will continue
to hold her unenviable record, with
132 divorces granted for every 100,
000 of population for the last twenty
As an indicat ion of how many ap
plications for divorce have been hied
and not granted, the second ten-year
period for Chicago will show 43,058
applications as against 31,785 de
COMPARISON WITH OTHER CITIES.
To appreciate the proportion of
Chicago divorces from other cities
may he compared. Boston promises
63 divorces in the 100,000 of popula
tion; Philadelphia 63, and New York
50 divorces. In these llgurcs, how
ever, one may not read the story of
the comparative marital unhappiness
in these cities. The New York law,
for one, is such as to show smaller
proportion of divorces to the amount
of domestic infelicity. It is only
where virtue is conceded simply be
cause a man and his wife live togeth
er the cat and dog life that others
refuse to tolerate, that these com
parative figures have a show at sug
gesting community morality.
Although divorces are on thc in
crease in the cities, they show a
greater ratio of increase in the coun
try districts, almost without excep
tion. Why this situation without
exists has been accounted for by thc
possibility that the life in country
districts-in closer relation with thc
lifo of the cities.-has caused the
farmers' wives to rebel more strong
ly and effectively against the hard
ships and monotony of tho farm.
In spite of thc increase of the num
ber ol divorces, Judge Robert Tay
lor, of the federl court of Ohio, re
cently called attention to the fact
that never before in the history ol
the country bad it been easier for ii
man to have a plurality of wives witli
less risk to his liberty. Under thc
judge's observations this might be ii
condition tending to lessen thc ap
plication for divorce, only that in thc
divorce records now being canvassed
it is shown that of the applicants for
legalized separation the proportion is
two women to one man. The hus
band hy all odds is more content
with marital union.
In the opinion of .Judge Taylor the
best "routing" of a divorce tour at
thc present time should begin in
South Carolina, where divorces are
not recognized at all.
The new husband should romain
with his bride in that state long
enough to acquire citizenship, do
ing to some get-a-divorce-easy state,
the husband would Ide suit for a di
vorce on thc ground of desertion.
These papers would be sent to the
sheriff of some other county in
South Carolina than that in which
tho bride resided. Naturally, they
would he served upon his wife, and
returned unserved, the letter of the
state law would be carried out, and
the divorce granted without thc
wife's knowing anything about it.
LEGALLY DEAD AFTER FIVE YEARS.
Chicago is another likely place if
thc divorced man seeks another ven
ture. When he tires of this second
venture, thc judge advises bis going
to Arkansas, which has a system of
automatic divorce accomplished hy
desertion, In Ibis slate the absence
of wife or husband for (ive years
makes the absentee member of the
family legally dead. In Arkansas
the inan married in Chicago anil
leaving bis bride there may sue for
divorce on thc ground of desertion,
filing the summons to thc defendant,
in some obscure corner of an obscure
Thereafter this man on the mar
riage route may go from state to
state, acquiring matrimonial bonds
here and divesting himself of t hem
there, finally after five years return
ing to Arkanses. There, if thc first
wife bc living, and without thc pro
cess of divorce court he is privileged
to marry two sexes. Is man so much
more thc part of this first helpmeet,
Why tho wife should be doubly dis
posed over ber husband to SOCK di
vorce is a question open to settle
ment from thc two points ot' view of
thc two sexes. Is man so much more
the intolerable bruie thal where all
is serene to him thc finer sensibilities
of the wife suiter the agonies of tho
lost? Or is the woiiuin so "uncer
tain, coy and bard to please" that
the poor creature of coarser fiber
bul greater loyally to his vows must
be dragged by thc heels into thc dis
grace <d" i ho courts?
Porhap ? ?mc of tho stories of do
mos tic inti hoi ty upon which divorce
decrees liavi boon granted, and
which enter into tho returns of this
forth coming divorce bullid in, may
shed material light upon the question
of ti whole.
Mendy because a man bas literal
cold feet when crawling into bed
scarcely seems provocation to inspire
divorce proceedings on tho part of a
wife. Rut the literal icy foot, scarce
ly less than tue "fugitive ice mitt,"
has served to break up many fami
It is different in tin? case of the
man who .shows that on the morning
after their marriage his wife came
into-the room where he was still
sleeping1, blacking both his eyes with
the heels of her shoes.
FLIRTATION ON WEDDING TRIP.
Another plan of a Wife that for
A BOLD FIEND.
Attacks a Young sin in New York
Whllo Kiding lu au Klov?tor-?lot
Away Hut Was Caught and Locked
Accused of attacking a seventeen
year-old Australian girl in an eleva
tor in New York. Benjamin Wil
liams, a young West Indian negro,
was arrested at 229 East Seventy
fifth street by Detectives McAvoy
and Stewart and locked up at police
The victim is Sadie Schaffer, who
lives with her Bister Minnie in a
small apartment at 323 East Houston
street. She has been in this country
only nine months. She had started
out to seek employment.
Entering an elevator, she told the
negro attendant to stop at the fourth
floor. She was the only passenger.
Instead of stopping at tue fourth
floor, she says, the negro ran the ele
vator to the eighth floor, which is
vacant. Without a word, the girl
declares, he seized her in his arms,
and jamming his fist into her face to
stille her cries, threw her to the floor.
Fortunately before she fainted, the
girl screamed several times.
Hearing the girl's screams, men
from all the floors of the building
rushed to the elevator, but their sig
nals met with no response. Running
the elevator from the top to the bot
tom floor at full speed, the negro
threw the door open and dashed past
half a dozen men who did not know
what had happened.
Thc girl was found on the floor of
the elevator unconscious. Her face
and neck were bruised as though an
attempt had been made to strangle
her. She was taken to an upper floor
and restoratives were administered.
It was more than an hour before she
Two policeman hurried over from
the West Twentieth street station in
answer to the alarm, but were too
late to catch the negro. When the
girl recovered somewhat, she was
taken home and left in the care of
ber sister, ber only relative, in thc
country. With tears streaming down
ber cheeks, she described her exper
"He did not say a word to me, but
just threw out his arms and grabbed
. me," she said. "I tried to scream,
' but be struck me hard over the mouth
and told me be would kill me if I did
not kee]) quiet. 1 thought he really
meant to kill me, and begged for
mercy. He did not pay any attention
to what 1 said and threw me on the
Moor. Then 1 managed to scream
once or twice. I beard a lol of bells
' ringing and that's thc last thing I
remember until 1 woke up with
, somebody standing over mc and
, pouring something into my mouth."
"Have they caught him?" was thc
first question bf the girl's sister.
"It's awful over here in your Amer
ica, livery day you read of girls
who have been assaulted, and almost
never of the capture of the brutes
who attack them. In my country
; such a thing might happen once in a
hundred years, perhaps, but they
, would bang him, and over here the
, most you do to such a man is to send
t him to prison for a few years.
"If I had him I'd pour kerosene
, over him until he was thoroughly
soaked and then set him on lire, or
, I'd do something that woidd keep
. him suffering for a year, and then
kill him, Oh, if you could only know
how 1 feel about it. My little sister
doesn't realize bow awful it is."
The police caught thc negro after
an all-day search. He isa heavily
built mulato who shows plainly that
mach of his blood is white.
months at a time her husband would
not speak to her, scarcely stacks up
with the case of the poor husband,
who, on the bridal trip from New
York watched his bride fall in love
with a German fellow passenger.
"She sat on the mat seat with the
German, cnfwmed in his arms and
kissing him," says the divorce peti
tion. "The plaintiff remonstrated,
but to no effect, thc conduct of the
wife causing the husband untold men
In another case a brutal husband
came home one night, and, with a
big knife in His band, forced the wife
to sit up in bed until (lawn, threat
ening to cut her heart out if she
moved from the position. Rut on thc
other hand, an angered wife threw a
pot of scalding tea in hubby's face
blinding him in one eye for life.
One husband, who chronically fail
ed to work on the six days recom
mended by the Ten Commandments,
would put on his old (dollies carly
Sunday mornings, and work like a
beaver till the cows came homo. Rut
that other case of the wife who re
fused to cook for ber husband, not
only for six days, but on Sunday, too,
seems to have been a greater p'rovoc
NOT ALLOWED TO HUN TO FIRE.
There is the story of the husband
who refused to let thc children go to
church, at thc same time tho case is
on record where the wife absolutely
refused to let her husband got up at
night and run to a lovely fire down
thc street. If he went she insisted
On staying awake the res! of the
night quarreling about the little out
ing and rendering him unfit for work
tho next ' -v. This wife, too, never
had sowi .button on for bim, and
he brought a witness to provo that
often tho witness bad seen the plain
tiff going around with only one but -
ton on bis waistcoat.
It. looked bad for a husband to
pinch his wife's nose until il becomes
so chronically red that neither face
bleach nor powder will serve to hide
ber mort ideal ion. But in one con
trasting case a wife pulled her hub
by out of bed bv bis whiskers, while
in another ease I he poor husband pro
duced as "exhibit l>" in proof or his
allegations a large tuft of hair which
tho wife bad abstracted from his
There is thc story of the husband
who one night threw a bool at bis
better half, missing her by half a
bard. Rut surely of greater signifi
cance tire those other (tases in which
the 190-pound wife struck tho poor
man with a stove lid, breaking a rib
and taler knocking him down with a
( bair; where "in the last year the
plaintiff with pokers, Hat irons, and
other hard substances," even that
case in which the wife struck her
otherwise lifo partner with a wire
It's a wiso Bon that knows ho
known loss than his own fathor.
KIM,? THHHH WITH AX.
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A frightful murder In which a
crazed man killed three of his o ./n *
family with an ax and then was him- ii
self shot and killed by a neighbor, ' Jj
recently took place in Nunica, Mich, j
Henry Scutcheon, aged about 50, t
went mad, and committed the terri- t
hie de? d with an ax which he had a
been using to split wood. >
The Scutcheon farmhouse had al- 1
ways seemed a happy home, except j
for the cloud which the invalidism of j
tho only son cast over it. Then carno j
the day when, without any warning 3
at all. the father seized tho ax and j
buried it in his son's head. He then i
attacked his wife, and the poor wo- l
man ran screaming before him. But l
the insane man soon caught up to her J
and felled her by the roadside. Then 1
Scutcheon rushed to the house and
murdered his foster father-in-law. j
Next he tried to destroy himself j
by gashing his throat and wrist with J
a razor and by taking some poison. ?
Hut his wounds did not weaken him
nor the poison take effect, so, seizing
his ax, he rushed to the slaughter i
again. He returned to the road, <
where he discovered that his wife
had been removed to the house of j
Henry McClellan, nearby. When he |
discovered that his wife was alive and j
in a neighbor's house he smashed a i
I window and, leaping in, brained her
with one blow. He then left thc i
imu.se only to be confronted on the 1
threshold by its owner, McClellan,
who was armed with a shotgun. "I
want you, too," cried the madman.
But now the last act had come, and
McClellan threatened to shoot. Not
heeding the warning Scutcheon rush
ed upon him, but McClellan fired,
and so thc grim tragedy ended.
A J mwlc-ss Count ry.
As a people wc delight in parading
our greatness before the world, but
really we have some things that need
reforming badly. In a paper recent
ly published and sanctioned by the
American Academy of Political
Science, Prof. James W. Garner, of
the University of Illinois, declares
that "the people of the United States
stand before tho civilized nations as
the most lawless in the world." Prof.
Garner produces a table showing that
homicides are now raging around
9,000 a year, with only 115) legal ex
ecutions for 1904. thc latter year in
cluded in his statistics.
The United Slates have 112 homi
cides to each million population as
against (ive in Germany, ten in lang
land and Wales, twelve in Canada
and 12 in France. Chicago, with a
third the population of London, has
eight times as many murders. Of our
host of manslaycrs we only managed
to execute 116 in 1901, scoring prac
tically no advance upon twelve years
ago, when killings were but one-fifth
as many. As is notorious, though,
Prof. Garner seems to have no statis
tics on this point, nothing is ever
done to the vast majority of slayers.
As the Charlotte Observer says
"murderers are acquitted and lioniz
ed upon pleas which would not he tol
erated for a moment in the courts of
any other civilized country. Lynch
ings increased at a great rate. The
country is more lawless each year
than it has ever been before. Prof.
Garner spoke simple truth when he
assigned us our had eminence, ls it
not time that thc American people,
if only from a sense of shame, were
opening their eyes to this evil?"
The Observer is right but the prob
lem is to find a remedy and apply it.
Our laws are all framed for the bene
fit of law breakers, and in conse
quence it is thc hardest work in the
world to convict a man of crime, and
harder still to keep him convicted.
The enforcement of our laws is in the
hands of the juries, the judges and
the lawyers, and the showing this
country makes in bringing criminals
to justice does not reflect any credit
on them. This lax administration of
the law is the sole cause of lynch
law. People are afraid to trust the
courts, and often when they get hold
of a criminal they lynch him and the
good name of the State is injured
Against Coca Coln.
What men of practical judgment
have been looking for is slowly com
ing to pass. Por a long time the best
people of this country have been talk
ing and working against coca-cola.
Two years ago there was an attempt,
to place the matter before the legis
lature of this state, hut we are then
told by the state chemist that there
was "nothing in it." Following the
issuance hy the United States war
department of a formal order, the
sale of coca-cola has been forbidden
in all the army posts of the Atlantic
division. Why? Col. II. 13, Robinson
adjutant general of the department
of the gulf, made the following state
ment to the Atlanta .Journal:
"Do you remember what, these
recommendations were?" was the
question put to the Colonel. "No not
in detail; but the claim was that the
soldiers formed a craving for the
beverage. I don't know what effects
were commented on in the report,
only that the surgeon general said
that coca-cola contained certain in
gredients that formed a habit. The
report also said that the formula had
been changed at various times."
In commenting on the above the
Greenville Mountaineer says "It does
not take the surgeon general of the
anny nor the slate chemist to tell
that coca-cola contain ingredients
Unit form ti habit. Coco-cola contains
ingredients that work upon the ner
ves of men and women. This state
ment will be horne out hy a hundred
people in this city. They will tell you
that they were forced to stop it, that
they got so they couldn't, sleep at
night. Yet thc state chemist of Sout h
Carolina says "there is nothing in
it." Other people have had the same
experience of (bose mentioned by
mi.rT s.\ A KI.; AT ?,.\??<;?-;.
Tills Incredible Story Comes l<Yoiii
A dispatch from Valley, Nob., Bay?
a monslor snake, for I y fool long, and
willi a head like II bushel basket, ls
causing terror to the farmors casi of
tills town, when' ?I has 1)0011 seen
several limes,, and where il picked (lp
Joseph Anderson, a farmer, and
throw him twenty feet, broaklng two
of Anderson's r|bs in doing so.
Tho farmers have organized a
grand snake hunt for next week, and
OVOry man for miles around will tttke
part in il.
l'or twonty-flve years reports have
boen circulated about n big snake
which matte its headquarters' near
A gee's I,uko, and which occasionally
swallowed a pl? or a enif. Twleo thin
year the Snake ha? boon seen.
KAILKOAD AGGI D'
ho Ntn?i.T^ of P?s?i?i?? Killed mu?
Wo?iiuixl i? Largo,
Tho rocont acoldont on tho I'oro
Inrquotto rnllroau in Michigan, by
'hick 38 persons woro killed and 60
riurod. calis to mind tho fact that
cdlroad disasters aro Increasing in
lils country. Tho rocord for tho last
6 years presents moro emphatically
lum Written statements Just what
lil? lncronso haB hoon. Tho rocord ls
roar. Killed. Injured.
800. 6,33fr'. 29,027
Sill. 7,029 33,881
892. 7,147 36,652
893 . 7,346 40,393
894. 6,447 31.889
.895.G,136 33,74 8
896. 6,448 38,687
897. 6,437 36,731
898. 6,859 40,882
899. 7,123 44,620
900. 7,865 50,320
901. 8,465 53,339
902. 8,588 64,662
L903 . 9,840 76,553
1904 . 10,046 84,155
1905 . 9,703 86,008
?1906. 1,034 67,770
?1906 (last 6 mos) . . 721 30,073
* Unofficial; train accidents only.
In studying tho statistics ono ls 1m
ircssed with tho fact that a varloty
)f cansos and not a single causo must
te atlrlhuted; and this is important
in view of tho statement recently
nado that dofectlvo rails were largo
y responsible. They may have hoon
in recent years, hut cannot have heon
throughout tho whole 1 (5 years.
Defective rails no doubt aro re
sponsible to a certain extent, hut
there are some causes Immediately
Bhargoablo to the rall road companies
themselves, and lt woro well that
lome laws on our statute hooks were
more strenuously enforced than they
8KGT SI IOS TOWN.
Holy .lumpers Want Damages De
cause They Were Ducked.
Jumping up and down In wild ex
citement., clapping their hands and
throwing hymn hooks at ono anoth
er In their frenzy, 17 members of tho
sect known ns "Holy Jumpers" wore
arrested at Waukesha, Wis., some
The people of that placo aro in
dignant, at the presence of the crazy
sect, among them and say they have
ruined tho place ns a fashionable
Bummer resort. The "Jumpers"
were conducting n meeting on a
street corner and disturbing a sick
woman 111 a nearby house when ar
All the way to the station house
they kept on jumping and shouting
the words: "Cry aloud; spare not;
raise your voice like a trumpet."
When placed lu jail they continued
I heir noisy demonstrations long into
the night and il ls said that the sheriff
turned the hose on them. The result
was six $5,000 suits for damages
against. tho village. The "Holy
Jumpers" are posing as martyrs and
say tlutt the more they are persecuted
the harder they pray. They have lit
tle sympathy In Waukesha.
T11I0 IIIOAKT THINKS.
Says The Drain Is Morely an Organ
That tho brain is merely a vital
organ for beating the body has been
asserted by D. Joseph Sims, the fam
ous physician, who recently, returned
to his home lu New York after a tour
around the world.
Dr. Sims says that years of obser
vation and study have convinced him
that man does not think with his
brain, hut wjth his heart; 1} -]t.Jho
brain ls a vitnl organ maintained for
tho purpose of heatng the body.
As tending lo strengthen his theory
he says ho has found that groat men.
as a rule, hnvo small brains nnd
large hearts, while those below nor
mal and imbeciles have large brains
and small hearts.
As bearing out his theory that the
brain heats the body ho says that. In
the frigid /.ones tho people have large
brains, while in tho torrid zones their
brains are small.
TOOK A LOXti TIM 10.
A Let tor on Its Way Nearly Thirty
A prosperous Norwegian citizen of
Stanley, Wis., has just received a let
ter which was on its way to him for
\\2 years. Tho letter was malled
from Norway to a port in Mexico,
where he had been stationed as a
youth on board a vessel. When the
loller reached Mexico ho had gone
to South Autorice. The communica
tion was soul to South America, but
the man had returned to Norway,
rho lotter went back lo Mexico and
remained in the post ellice. Alter re
na ining lhere for many years lt was
sent back to Norway, and from there
o this country and reached the ad
Ircssec al Stanley, not long ago.
TUM .MOD WAS ITKIOIS.
?oiigth to Avenge .Many Murders in
Following the repeated murders,
issassinations and fiendish attacks on
cirls and children in New York a mob
vas crazy Friday night when a man
lashed UK? face of John Blackman, a
nolorman, who was repairing a car.
Thc crowd pursued a slasher, who.
errlfled at tho cries of "lynch him,"
limped off a pier of lOast river and
iras drowned. Only tho arrival of
he police reserves prevented the
rowd from storming (he jail on Sta
el! Island for the purpose of wroak
ng vengance on Joseph Nopwyak,
i Tty-four years old, charged with
sstiultlllg a live year-old girl.
HOKKIDMO STATIOM IO XT
lot hors Saw Theil? Little Children
Killey Before Them.
Maj. Lemah', tho Belgian officer
.ho was formerly in tho BCI'VlCO of
ho Congo Indopotidenl slato, and
.ho bas lately published sensational
laloments regarding revolting con
ilions in the Congo, issued al Hins
els, last week, another installment of
ls story. Hi1 produces statements
rom six native women who were pub
oded to lll-treatmenf and thon sohl
i Niltluga pool and who then baw
heir oh I ld ron killed hefore their
11 AD DISGItAl TOD HI~011
ind Angry Wife Would Kill Her
A jury In Paris, Franco, last wpok
Olidemncd to deal h a man named
oleillant for the murder of a lillie
iii under atrocious circumstances.
.Uer subjecting the Child to ill
reatthont, Solcillnnl plunged a knife
ito her heart and then completed
ls horrible work by wrapping up the
ody in an old sack and carrying it
) a nearby railroad station, whore
0 checked it. in tho cloakroom. Tho
risoner S wife asked to be allowed
1 kill her husband, as ho had dls
if you would lin prove WO ur tirno,
?ike lt to a watchmaker.
KILLED A GIRL.
Sensational Shooting in New York
Dhus. Warner KU Iinji M IAH Norilup
In a Store and Wounding John
A sensational shooting in which a
young woman lost her life, a man
was critically injured and the lives
of severa! other persons were cn dan ,
gered, occurred in New York Wed- <
nesday Charles Warner, a former '
merchant, whom the police believed
to be insane, shot down and almost
instantly killed Miss Esther Norling, ?
a young woman without seeming
cause, in a store on West 42 street
and then with a smoking revolver in
his hand fled through the crowded
thoroughfare and under the cover of
a fusilade which he discharged at his
pursuers, made his escape through
the building of the Spaulding Sport
ing Goods firm to West 43rd street,
where he eluded the pursuing police
for nearly three hours, only to sud
denly appear in the store o? John C.
Wilson, a friend on upper Broadway,
where he shot Wilson twice after
making a request for a small loan.
Wilson was turning to get the mon
ey when the bullet struck him down.
Warner pushed aside the employes
and ran into the street, where his
flight was ended by a blow on the
head from u truckman. Warner was
taken into custody by the police.
Wilson was taken to the hospital,
where it was said Wednesday after
noon that his condition was critical.
Business troubles are believed to
have disordered Warner's mind,
u Miss Norling had frequently com
plained that thc attentions of War
ner, who was a former employer
were annoying and that she feared
his mind was affected by his financial
reverses. Warner is about GO years
old. Warner made a desperate ef
fort to free himself from the truck
man, who grappled with him. War
ner fired one shot which rebounded
from the pavement and the truck
mann, to save his own life, brought
his h .ok down on Warner's head
with such force that he laid the scab)
open and dropped Warner to the
sidewalk unconscious. Thc police
hurried Warner to the hospital,
where it was stated that there was
little chance for him to survive his
Miss Norling was a young woman
of excellent character and a musician
of ability. Her mother died several
years ago and her father remarried,
since which time she has not lived
with him. Her friends say Warner
wished her to go in business with
him, she having saved up some mon
ey, and his frequent visits to her are
said to have been with this motive in
TILLMAN LIKES TAFT.
The Senator Says llryuu Could Hon!
Most. Any Kepublcnn.
"If we must have another rep ll bli
eau president l am In favor of Wil
liam H. Tall," said Senator Benjamin
Ryan Tillman of South Carolina says
a dispatch from Cincinnati!. "Taft is
honest, capable, and is of larne
enough menial calibro to administer
the job. I like him personally and
believe he would make an excellent
presiden! for a republican.
"Ho hus ;i much Stronger individu
ality than has appeared so far, and
should he occupy the Chair ho would
bo sure enough!, president. My iten
erary covers a wide territory, and to
every place 1 KO I lind a distinct,
sentiment favorable to his candidacy.
"But William J. Bryan may be the
democratic nominee again, and the
fact that ho ls quito as honest, capa
ble and intellectual as Mr. Taft
should not. he lost sight of by the
conn!ry. Bryan will give any repub
lican standard bearer a fierce battle
und 1 think he would beat several of
them; particularly If tho republicans
named Fairbanks, 1 would look for
Bryan to KO in with a sweep."
PYTHON LOOSI'l IN SHH?,
Suspected of Having Swallowed Ape,
Chickens mid Chinese Boy.
A New Yoik dispatch says thc
British steamship Montrose, ground
ed off tho Bullery on Monday, has a
python loose in her hold, and tho
longshoremen unloading her have
boon warned to look out. The python,
according lo rumor in Soul h street,
ls anywhere in length from twenty
two to forty-four feet, it recently
took aboard a Hock of chickens.
A young orang-outang and a Chi
nos! boy, originally on tho manifest
of the ship, are missing, and il is
said thal tho elght-olgh! foot python
may have surrounded I hem. Karly
morning gossip in South street hint
ed thal tilt! 174-foolol" had been dis
covered coiled along tho garboard
Strako, making an effort to digest the
boy and orang.
Still hitor (bert? were doubts
whether Ibo python was in be ship
or the ship in tho python.
SI I lOKHW COMMITS SI K IMO.
Driven to Act By Memory of Mun He
Because the hanging ol* a negro in
ibo line of his official duty preyed on
his nerves, Sheriff Joseph B. Bennet!,
of Starke, county, I'la., blew out his
brains. Tho deed was committed at
his homo in lite presence of his wife.
About two weeks ago Ibo sherill
adjusted tho IIOOSO and sprung lite
ilea) li trap lor a negro who had booti
convicted ttl' murder. Although ll
brave? man , Sherill' Bennett could
never bear (he slghl ol' suffering timi
he could not titi himself ol' the mem
ory of the man dangling at the rope's
end. ile became unable lt) go to sloop
and tobi friends ho would never again
have peace of mind.
Aller a sleepless night, he arose,
secured his pistol, ami shot himself
Iht'OUgh the hoad while bis WlfO was
still in bed. Mrs. Bennet! awoke
just as her husband's hotly fell HCt'OSi
SI IOS BA lt MAID
Kor Bealing Him Out of a Largo Sum
Miss Kinma Hanson, a pretty bar
maid, ol' SI. Louis, Mo., ls. being sued
for $lN,|un, by Charles Lindeninann.
a lumberman, of Salem. Idaho. The
money, he says, he gave to the girl
to invest for him anti thal she nave
ll lo her sister lo build (I row of
houses and ll80(1 it for other snell
purposes. On her putt Miss Hanson
declines that Lindern ann spent the
money in her father's saloon, some
timos spending a? much as $f?0 a
THE BAGGING QUESTION,
inino run tient Considerations For
Thoso Who Mulgo Cotton.
Farmers, ilo you know you aro
mying an enormous tribute every
'eur for tho shabby "scarecrow"
vt?y you pack your cotton? How
nany times will you havo to bo told
his to make you think and act? How
ong will lt take you to And that you
itand In your own way? If you are
joing to be a sonsible "buslnes?"
nan this coming your, you have tho
>pporttinity to start out on tho right
omi. Aro you going to mako an
We aro faco to faco with tho so
mllod "bugging trust" and lt is up
LO you to pay or light. Whleh will you
lo? If wo put light bagging on cot
ton, tho Union standard, and you
will havo a halo small onough that
you can handlo with somo conven
ience and will allow you to use uny
kind of old bagging, even to common
shooting, because you will not havo
to uso hooks in handling. You can
have your glnnor do this at practi
cally no expenso, for ull ho need to
do is to lino his press box at each
ond to 3(5 luchos botweou with 2x8
plunk; cut off tho follow block so lt
will pass up botwoen, and you nood
not disturb tho framework of tho
press at all or tho inachiuory. Four
ties will bo sulllelont for this halo,
and you will bo able to got 400
pounds of lint in without any trouble
Fivo to ton dollars will covor thc ox
penso at the gin and lt will save
thousands of dollars that is wasted
Havo the glnnor brand tho exact,
weight of the bagging and Hos used
on tho bale and tho Farmers' Cotton
Union will seo that you get paid for
tho difference in weight holow tho
25 pounds allowed on coarse bagging.
I recommend this to you as tho solu
tion of the difficulty In weights and
In getting a practical package.
Tho bagging should be lined un
derneath with clean paper so that
every ounce of colton in tho bale
would open au clean and neat as a
now dross. You will got netter pay
for your work when you do lt better,
and you should handlo a halo of
cotton with HU? same care and clean
liness you would something you in
tend to eat. There in as much busi
ness sonso in leaving your furniture
out In the rain as cotton.
he protected from every drop of rain
and kept clean.
W. C. MOOUIC,
State Business Agent, South Carolina
NEW TYPHOID CUKE.
Blood Pumped From ti cabby Persons
into Artery of Patient.
New heroic treatment for typhoid
fever was given to Hr. Carl ll. Stone;
of Chicago, when a few hours beloit!
his deatli tin; blood of four persons,
including his wife anti brother, H. ().
stone, was transfused to tho patient.
Tin; eleventh hour attempt to stive
Hr. Stone's life came in the form of
one of tin; most remarkable opera
lions known to medical science and
failed only because of the patient's
extremo weakness. He had suffered
three weeks with the fever.
More than a quart of blood was
pumped from Hie bodies of Mrs.
stone, her brother-in-law, an attache
at. the Michael Unese hospital, where
the operation was performed, and
two neighbors, all of whom volun
teered to yield their lift; (luid to the
mtin who lay itt tho point, of death.
'Phe infusion was made by means ol' it
silver tube placed in ii small Incision
over tho artery of the wrist of each
of Hmso who vol ll teer edi and tho tillie
was connected In ii like manner to Dr.
Stone's right wrist.
Then, with the altl of ii small air
pUlnp, Dr. Ko ll n forced tho blood
lulo Hie patient's body, after first ad
ministering un enaesthotic to the one
from whom tho blood Wits being
The volunteers were taken to the
bedside one at a time, placed on ii
chair anti put under an anaesthetic.
Although the loss of blood anti the
ordeal of the operation was a severe
strain on Mrs. Stone, she withstood
it at tho time. After her husband's
death, ii few hours later, she collap
DIED OF UDO KEN HEART,
Wife Insisted tm Leaving Farm foe
Arthur Gladden, 68, it prosperous
fariner of Dinioudnle, Mich., is dead
of a broken heart. Owing to the am
bition ol' his wife to move to tho city.
Gladden had sohl his farm for $8,
ono ?ind purchased a house In Lan
When tin? time came to give pos
session of the beautiful cottage anti
broad acres which had been his homo
so hing, Gladden wandered from debi
to Held, from stable to stable, taking
last looks al all of which he thought
so much, ('limbing into the haymow,
he covored himself in the fragrant
clover, Hit! strings til' his heart snap
ped and he died without it word or a
When fourni hts cheeks wore still
wei with the tears which lind coursed
steadily down his cheeks for tho lasl
week, lt waa found timi the day be
fore bis death Farmer Gladden had
offered to buy back ibo farm for $ I,
OOO more than ho hail received, but
H?u offer was refused.
By Customers Beenii.se Price of Meat
The .lowish quarter in Philadel
phia Was the scene of wibi disorder
when women o? i be quarter made de
monstrations against all of the Kosh
er butchers as a protest against tho
Increase in the price ol' beef.
Shops were invaded by angry wo
men, prospective customers driven
out. windows broken and kerosene in
number of Instances poured over all
meat in sight.
A number Of ?u resis were made by
police, and reserves td' throe police
districts were kept busy dispersing
women ami sympathizers.
Demonstrations were against two
police station houses in which sev
eral of (be women were held prison
ers and pol leo were compeled lo use
considerable force In dispel sing t lu
??OHK OF A FIEND.
Yoting (?Irl In New York ls Shame
A dispatch from New York says
tho sixteen yoar old Virginia Barish is
a raving maniac ns the result of a
lloiidisll nt lack made upon hm- by
nine men who dragged her Into the
woods neiir North Beach ami toro ev
erv si itch of clothing from her body.
Tho attack Wits made Wednesday, bul
the facts became known whim she
was Identified at a hospital. Tho
girl said the mon dragged her lalo
(he woutis ?md nearly killed her. Her
hotly ls covered with bruises. Tho
police nit! seekng the fiends through?
mil the whole section.
Occasionally a man and woman fall
In lovo and get married the fall
DH. JICKYLL AND MK. HY DH.
?octor lu the Day end Bur<?!*y
Having for more than a year led a ' '
)r. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde existence,
tcaling by night and p?ae?eing a?
in occulist by day, Dr. Benjamin
lolbrook, of West Brandywine town
hip, has confessed many small bur
glaries and is now in Westchester
As the occulist is.well connected
ind seems to be truly penitent, and
is he has made a clean breast of his
nisdoings, the Pennsylvania railroad
letectives who succeeded in drawing
he mask from the man have decided
;o ask for a light sentence. The doc
,or will appear before next Quarter
lessions, admit his many faults and
ris strange double life and throw
limself upon the mercy of the court.
It is said that Holbrook, while os
tensibly living a most respectable life
is a struggling young practitioner,
is known to have committed at least
right burglaries. It may be that he
has been guilty of moro offenses
than this, but he says not, and has
convinced the arresting officers that
he tells the truth.
Holbrook kept his own horse and
bnggy in order to respond when call
ed in eye cases. At night he drove
long distances from home, tied his
rig in the woods and then went forth
as a burglar. The particular thefts
that proved his undoing were at
Wyehrook, on the Downington and
New Holland railroad, and at Buck
run, a small station on the Pomeroy
branch of the Pennsylvania.
In each of these small places Dr
Holbrook broke into the railroad sta
tion in the dead of night, stealing
all thc mileage and other railroad
tickets, the change out of the cash
drawer and even such heavier articles
as a typewriter and a copying press.
Dr, Holbrook used one of the stol
en mileage tickets for two months
after it was missed by the railroad.
It was not taken up, but finally when
he tried to use a second mileage tick
et from the stolen package it was
littet: ana :icr?t in tu mc- imuoau
offices at Broad street station and in
vestigation ended in his arrest.
Tho Dossing of ('orra.
The New York American thinks
that the days of Corea as an inde
pendent nation are numbered, and
the glory of Yi-Hyeung, Lord of the
Elephant and King of the Four Re
gions of Heaven, has departed.
The unhappy Emp?rer of the Her
mit people, having been told by his
Premier that his abdication was de
sired, and the bouffe code of the
empire being that a delicate hint of
this sort must be accepted as a com
mand, he has dutifully stepped down
It is true the comedy has been
played of installing a new Emperor
in the person of Grown Prince, but
he is an incompetent and a puppet
pulled by silken strings of Japanese
It is the fact that by treaty the
United States undertook to maintaiu
the territorial integrity of Corea, and
it is history that Japan, in 1904,
guaranteed Corea her national inde
pendence. But treaties and guaran
tees count little when aggression is a
commercial necessitp and when a
pledge of sentiment is diplomatically
There was not even an expression
of real regret when, in 1906, the Co
rean Legation in Washington closed
its doors and gave the keys to the
It was acklowledged at thc State
Department that the disappearance
of the black flower-pot hats would
mean the loss of a picturesque ele
ment of costume; but that was all
And there will be no protest when
the sun Hag of the Island Empire is
set up in the high place of the pen
insula. Yi-Hyeung is the thirty
fourth Emperor of his dynasty, and
though there may bo the fare of an
other Lord of thc Elephant, etc., the
dynasty is closed, says the New York
TnK Standard Oil Company offers
as a reason why it should not he pun
ished for taking rebates the fact that
other people accepted them also. On
this linc of reasoning, says the New
York American, no criminal could be
sent to jail if he could prove that
there are any other criminals.
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FHE FEARFUL WRECK
Vns on Pierro Marquette Excursion
Train, Which Crashed lulo a
Freight Train-Ai Lennie, Thirty
Aro Known to bo Wood, aud Sov
only ni lins Aro Moro ur "Loss Ser
Thirty poop] o aro dead and more
han 70 injured, many of thom sor
uusly, us the result of a hoad-end
ollision Saturday morning noar Ply
nouth, Mich,, when a Pero Marquette
xcursion train bound from Ionia to
)otriot crnshod into a westbound
leight in a cut located at a sharp
ii rye about a mile east of Saloin.
Tlie passenger train of ll cars,
tarrying tho Poro Marquette shop
unploycs of Ionia and tholr families
o tho Michigan metropolis for tholr
mnual excursion, was running nt
ilgh speed, probably GO miles un
lour, down a stoop grade. It struck
o lighter locomotive of tho freight
train with such torridlc force us to
turn tho freight engine- completely
The wrecked locomotives lay sido
by side, both headed eastward. Only
a fow of tho freight cars wore dam
aged and it was only a few hours'
work to remove all truces of thom
from tho scene. But behind tho two
wrecked locomotives six cars of tho
passenger train lay piled in a hope- j*ri
Four pf tho passenger coaches re-'
mnined on tho track undamaged and
wore used to convey tho dead and in
jured to ionia; ono couch was en
tirely undamaged with only its for
ward trucks oft tho mils. These
wero the rear five cara. Tho two
coaches next ahead of those wero tel
escoped. Tho next car forward stood
nliuost on ond after tho wreck, Us
forward end resting on tho roadbed
and tho rear end high in the air upon
tho 'two telescoped coaches that had
been following lt.
Two coaches were thrown cross
wise of tho track and lay suspended-,
from bank to bank of thc out five'or
six feet above the railroad. Of tho
baggage coach nothing was left to
show where it had been tossed. Por
tions of the baggage car and of tho
locomotive lender and freight cars
were piled in au indescribable mass
The 28 doad bodies first t akon
from tho wreck were shipped to
Ionia, and the injured wore placed on
two trains, ono of which headed for
Dotriot and tho other for Ionia. Thero
wore about 3 5 injured people on oach
Later in the day tho body of Ed
Corwnn, the head brakeman of tho
passenger train, was taken out of
Fireman Knowles died on tho re
lief train enroule to Dotriot, bringing
tho list of dead to 3 0, with a possl-^
bility that more bodies might bo'
found in the wreckage and that sov
eral of the injured may die.
Responsibility is plnaced squarely
up to the crow of tho freight train by
officers ol' the road. Officials who ar
rived at the scene of tho wreck soon
after tho accident, seemed from tho
freight the orders under which lt. was
running and which clearly showed
tbs position of tho poison gor excur
si?n train, and that the freight had
encroached upon tho other train's
running Hine. The special train was
due at Salem at 9:10 a. m., and at.
Plymouth at 9:30 a. m. It passed
Salem on time.
The time card of the special was
telegraphed to the freight crow In the
form of a train order and this order
with the signatures of tho freight
train crew, attached, was recovered
by the officials ot tho road. Tho
freight crew left the scone early, but
railroad officials said that they ox
plained simply that they had forgot
ten. The collision occurred at 9:13
o'clock and tho freight train should
have reached Salem at 9:10 to bo
within their eiders.
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