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VOL. XXXII (
BENNETTS VILLIS S. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1908
In a Crowded Cate in the City of
* MURDER ANO SUICIDE.
Frank Brady, Newspaper Advertis
ing Solicitor, Made Target for Five
^^IMstol Hillls from Weapon in the
Hands of Woman at, Whose House
Ile Had Hoarded, Which Created
a Panic in Cale.
Tho was a .lerrihle tragedy enact
ed tu a crowded cafe in the city of
New York on Thursday. Swooping
through tho crowded restaurant
taltOS ni? the eighth Moor of Macy's
department and Into tho gentlemen's
cafe, a tall, stylishly dressed woman
bent for a moment over the shoulder
of ?I ?liner, whispered something in
his ear and then drawing a revolver
from (HM- mufi emptied the contents
of tim live chambers into his body.
H As the victim. Frank Brady, a
newspaper advertising solicitor, Blip
ped lifeless to the iloor, tho woman
flung the revolver from her and
taking a second revolver from her ?
muff shot herself first In the head. '
and then twice In the breast. Sho
died half an hour later.
A note fuond in the woman's purse
proved her to he Mrs. Mary Roberts
Clark, a manicurist, the widow of a
police officer ami stepmother of a
six-year-old son, Raymond. Brody
was thirty years old and tho sole
?appert of a helpless aged mother,
for whom be bad made ft home.
The shooting was the culmination
of a series of violent quarrels, and,
according lo the woman's Intimated,
in fulfillment of a threat to murder
Brady in a public place.
The suicido, who was about thirty
years years old, was Mary McLean
when sho marl red .lohn Roberts.
When tho later died a year ago sho
assumed the narho of Clark und sup
ported herself and child lust as tho'
wardrobe woman at tm up-town the
atre and then a manicurist. She
was ol' a proposslng appearance
and had marked business ability.
Wl? i io she was in prosperous eir
fWlrnslnnccs and before thc death of
her husband Brady had lodging at
her homo, .?nd she declared that she
had helped him to the success which
be subsequently attained A few!
months ugo he left her home and
made a home for his mother, whom
he brought from New Jersey.
Recently Mrs. Clark thought that'
Brady was avoiding her, and when
he culled at her home, occassionally
they quarrelled. Thursday Mrs.
Clark went to her hank, mado
a carh deposit, wrote a note idehti-'
tying herself and refer? lng the read-'
or to her nit or ney, and armed with J
three revolvers went to tho store i
where she know Brady usually lunch
She made IHM- way hastily to a
small smonklng room for gentlemen
just off the (lining hall. The big
room va: lilied with women who
were lunching nftor the morning's
shopping, and amid the hu// of the
con versa! ion hoi' agitated manner at
tracted the attention only of the
Wait l'0? sesss.
^i a moment she stood behind
Brady's chair and spoke lo him. He
fore ho had time to reply she had
shoved a revolver in his face and
commenced firing. Tho head, tho
nock, tho shoulder, the breast and
the abdomen were successively pierc
ed by bullets, and Brady lay dead
at her feet.
Giving one glance to tho half doz
en men nearby who were momentar
ily stunned by tho pitiless murder,
?, Clark whipped another weapon
I her flt ru and put a bullet noar
her right ear and two others In her
The report of tho discharges creat
ed confite I'll U tldn and there was a
rush for the elevators. lOmployees
of the place quickly! closed tho doors,
shutting off the view of tho smoaklng
room and rCftsstirlng the women pa
trons, few of whom realized what
had (Kenned. Tho police broke tho
news to Brady's aged mother and
thc dorry Society look charge of the
dead woman's body, t
ST RANCI-) O CCC UBENO E.
Three I ja ige Islands Said to Have
The Mexican numerological bureau
has boon advised that recent sub
terranean disturbances off tho coast
J- Yucatan have Caused th<- Islands
?IT Obispo, Sur and CuybnOVO lo dis
appear. Tiny were ol' considerable
Slvio and wer. well known lo naviga
tors. Th0i'< were several guano
camps upon two of thom. The har
bor nt Progreso has, had Us depth
groat decreased. t
ATTACKED BY FLAMES
Portland and Baltimore Suffer Big
Losses From Fire.
For Second Time Within Week Hame
Two eitle*'Ohre Strenuous nattle
to tho Fire Fiend.
A dispatch from Portland* Mo.,
says a flro of undetermined origin
started early today In the brick
block, Nos. If? 4 to 1GG Midd lo street,
occupied by Milliken, Consens & Co.,
wholesale drygoods, and A. F. Cox &
Co., wholesale hoots and shoes.
After a desperate fight of more
than three hours the combined fire
departments of Portland. Blddeford,
Lewiston and Hath had the situation
well in hand when the Haines broke
out anew and liefere they could bo
Checked, had gained such rapid head
way that tho men found themselves
again helpless and in order to save
I1H> remnant of the business section,
summoned aid from Heston.
The lire, il ls estimated, at eight
o'clock Monday morning, had done
damage of more than $1,000,000.
Tho burning block is in the very
center ol the down-town wholesale
district. A heavy rain shortly after
midnight gave the lire fighters great
aid and it was thought tho Hames
were under control when suddenly
out of the blinding smoke a great
tongue of Ure shot up and five min
utes later tho entire side was In
Fire in Hub huoro.
A dispatch from Baltimore under
date of Modnay says flro is raging In
tho immense tanks of tho Standard
Oil Company at l<TsL avenue and
Fifth street, In the south eastern
portion of Hie city. Thousands of
gallons of oil have already been
burned, The fire threatens the large
refinery and other property nearby.
FATALLY HURT IN RUNAWAY.
Sad Accident Causes Young Lady to
lioso Her Lifo.
Ono of the saddest of accidents
happened over in Barnwell last Tues
day. About, eleven o'clock that
morning Miss Bertha Walker, of Ap
pleton, was out driving a spirited
horse. She stopped at tho homo of
a friend for a few minutes and while
in the house the horse ran off with
tho buggy. He was caught, hy a
negro and brought back lo Miss Wal
ker. The horse was excited and the
man urged her to lei him drive her
Miss Walker being an excellent
horsewoman and having full confl
uence m herself Started to get in the
buggy alone. As sin? got on tho slop
UK; horse dashed off and bofo: o Miss
Walker could get in or take tho
reins, she was dashed headlong Into
?i large tree. The full forco of the
blow was; received on (he head, frac
turing the skull run'. Inscerntlng her
Nearby friends rushed to her aid
and found her in an unconscious con
[litton. She was Immediately taken
lo the home of her uncle, Mr. .1. C.
Keel, where she was visiting and
given medical attention. Hrs. A. B.
Patterson, l?. L. Patterson and H. C.
Kirkland attended her. They oper
ated in hopes of saving her lite, but
Hie fracture was so severe and other
injuries so serious that she died de
spite their efforts at 4 o'clock Tues
TIIIOY ARM LOK BRYAN.
National Committeemen Have a Talk
With tho Commoner.
A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb.,
says William J, Bryan met the sub
committee of the Democratic, national
committee at the Hock Island station
and shook hands with all the mem
bers, Including National Committee
man Hoger Bullir?n, of Illinois,
whom he attacked several months
ago aa nu omeny of tho Democratic
Sullivan said to Mr. Bryan: "You
neild have no fear from us; WO are
all for you."
Others In tell party were Thomas
Tnggnrt, of Indiana, chairman; Nor
man H. Mack, of Buffalo, N. Y.,;
Trey Woodson, of Kentucky, and
.lame.-, C. Dihlinan, of Omaha.
The committeemen are on the way
to Denver to arrange for tho nation
FI VIO FIHIO.MKN KILLF.D
While Fighting a Fire Friday in the
City of Baltimore.
At Baltimore five flremon were
killed and twenty seriously Injured
by falling walls early Friday morn
ing in what was (he greatest fire
Which Ilia! eily has experh need since
the groat conflagration of 1!M)4.
Among Hie worst injured ls Ceor.ee
Horton, chief of the (ire depart ment.
The hes caused by the fla 111 OS ls os
tl m 0 tod nt more than $500,000. t
Fleischman & Co., of New York,
Ask for Receivers of
They Allege That the Reason the
Money lu Withheld from Creditors
is Because Members of tho Dis
pensary Commission Have Placed
It in t'ertain Hanks In Which They
Are Individually Interested.
In tho United Slates Circuit Court
Tuesday ut Asheville Judge J. C.
Pritchard signed an order citing the
dispensary commission of Soul h Car
olina lo appear on Wednesday, Jan.
29, and show cause why Hie relief
prayed in a hill of Complain! filed by
Fleischman & Co., of New York-,
creditors of the dispensary, should
not Po granted and a receiver ap
pointed to take charge of tho,funds
held hy the dispensary commission,
and the affairs of ??he commission
The bill of complaint Hied hy
attorneys representing Fleischman ci
Co., ls interesting and in parts sen
sational. The complaint in effect
charges that the dispensary com
mission bas failed to pay tho claims
of the creditors because the commis
sioners are financially interested in
tho hanks in which the great sum of
almost $1.000,Otto 1B deposited. The
bill alleges that tho commission has
violated its trusts and a receiver
should be appointed to take Charge
of the monies and affairs now under
control of the dispensary commis
The bill in part recites that said
defendants are abusing the trusta re
posed in them hy wrongfully and un
lawfully failing and refusing to car
ry out the terms and provisions of
said act of 1007 of tho general as
sembly of the State of South Caro
lina, and that Hie greater part of
the money which tho defendants
have received, as aforesaid, has been
on deposit fo" many months, and. is
now on deposit In certain banka to
tho State of South Carolina, in which
hanks tho sahl defendants, or some
of them, are respectively Interested,
either OH olbcers, stockholders or dir
ectors; that a large sum of said mon
ey is now in the National Loan and
Exchange bank of Columbia, in which
hank the defendant. Murray, who is
chairman of Hie dispensary commis
sion, ls a large stockholder and dir
ector; that another large portion of
said money H deposited in tin? Hank
of Timmonsville, in which said bank
tho defendant, McSween, is a stock
holder and director, and is also its
president; that another large portion
of said money is on deposit in tho
People's hank of Union, In which
hank the d?fendant, Arthur, ls a
stockholder and director am) also its
president: that another largo portion
of sahl money is on deposit In the
Hank of Aiken, ill which bank the
defendant, Henderson, is a stock
holder and director; (hal another
portion of said money is deposited in
tho Piedmont Savings and Invest
ment Company of Greenville, in
which tin- defendant) Patton, ls a
stockholder, and a portion of said
mone> is dpi i ted in the Merchants
ami Farmers oink of ChOrnw, in
which bank one VY. I1'. Stevenson,
who resides in the said town of Che
raw and who is the attorney foi the
defendants constituting the Slate
dispensary commission, is a stock
holder and director and also Its pres
That the said defendants have
wrongfully, unlawfully and fraudu
lently declined and refused to make
distribution of the said money
muong Ibo creditors of the said
Stai?- dispennsry or to pay the claim
Of your orator or any of the Other
said creditors, for Hie reason, as your
Ort'for verily believes and alleges the
fact to bo, that there has been form
ed ami now exists an unlawful Un
derstanding (o- agreement between
the defendants hy which it has been
decided that the money deposited in
I he hanks above named shall he held
ami allowed to remain as long as
possible in ?aid banks and be used
by them for their own benefit and
Attorney General Lyon of South
Carolina was present in the interest
of the dispensary commission. That
side contends, lu effect, that certain
claims of creditors are not genuine;
thal undue Influence was used In the
purchase of goods and loo great a
pilli' was paid. ll ls understood
thal lhere aro claims aggregating
a lio nt $ GOO,000 against the dispensary
commission ?md th OSO creditors., al
leging that Hie funds In the hands
of Hie commission aggregate about
$800,000, demand (hal their claim?
he paid. lt is probable thal lhere
will he an Interesting bearing on
January '?O, when the dispensary
commission win appear (o show
. hy a receiver should not bo
Ho ls for Democracy and Not Any
HE MADE AN ADDRESS
To tho nonlocal lc Members of the
Kentucky Legislature in tho inter
est.s or Gov, Beckham, Who ls the
Democratic Primary Nominee of
the D?mocratie Pan y for tho Unit
ed States Senate.
A dispatch from Lexington, Ky.,
suya (he climax of w. J. Brynn's vis
it to that city was reached Wednes
day afternoon when ho spoke lo the
Democratic members of the legisla
ture behind closed doors, advocating
the election of former Gov. Deck
ham ua United Slates senator. Mr.
Drayan said neither Gov. Dockham
nor anybody else had invited him to
He declared ho had ho fears for
himself. He said he was told in tho
Goobol campaign that ho might hurt
himself if he came to Kentucky.
"1 am not afraid of hurting my
self when the Interests of the Dem
ocratic party are at stake," said Mr.
"1 might bo a candidate thia year,"
he said. "I do not know. Only two
delegates havo been elected and (hey
have been instructed for me, hut
they are not enough lo elect me.
If what I say herc* affects my
chances of election it ls not a sulli
ciont bribe to keep my mouth (dosed.
I am In the habit of saying what 1
He said he had come to Kentucky
not for Beckham, but for (he Demo
cratic nominee and that If McCreary
were tho nominee for senator he
would ho her?? speaking for McCrary.
"I am here," he said, "because I
believe the Democratic, ticket has a
good chance to he elected this year.
1 do not know who tho Democratic
sga'ndaid-liparor may bo, but I know
?fat it MI tes a Democratic senate
ii'1, !,.,.., '. Uphold ?.lie proaifV.i t.- i
lo not want to be president simply
lo sit In a chair, but to do something
Tor (ho people.
"All the popularity of the Repub
lican president has como from adop
tion of Democratic principios and re
"We Cannot rely much on Itepuh
iean senators. We may get the
'louse, but it will roq h I rc an ovor
whelming victory to gol I'm- senate. ,
I am hopeful we may make enough
pallis to secure the senate 1er Dem
icratic reform. On (lu- vote of one ,
?enalor may rest the fate of nemo
"Her a generation we have h id a
government under corporate control. (
This government was sold to the
lilghest bidth r and since that time a
saturnalia feast has existed at Wash
ington. Tin; only relief ls a Domo
.ratlc triumph this fall; not only the
Will to Home, but also the house and
amato. The legislature of Kentucky
Taces a great responsibility and
mould arise lo the occasion and elect ?
i Democratic senator on whoso vote
?he deliverance may result."
He sahl personalities should not
be allowed to ligure in politics. He
aid il was wrong for Democrats to
refuse lo support men Just because
[hoy did not want t hetti He said in j
1904 he took his medicino In Parker.
Parker was (he man above all others |
lu- did md want, "but," declared
Bryan, "he stood for more Demo
crats than tho Republicans did and I
Accepted him and did what I could
lor him. (live me a bitter enemy
ind if he stands for the same things
I stand for I will do more for him
than his best friend."
At tho conclusion of Mr. Bryan's
tpeecll to the Democratic members
d the legislature. Senator Wheeler
[Jamphell, ono of tho antl-Dcckham
Democrats arose and said he would
rofl alu from making public his rea
rons why he would not vote for Heck
liam for senator, but ho would give
Mr. Hi yan his reasons lu private and
lie felt sure Mr. Hryan would shake
hands with him and say: "Well
lone, rood and faithful Democrat "
Ile was greeted with hisses.
Mr. Biyan made an address he
lor the leglslal nrespeak lng as follows:
..The embezzlement of power is as
greal a crime as the embezzlement
Mr. Hryan was referring to the
man who ls elected to a legislative
body and then votes against the wish
es of th" peoplo who sent him. "I
hope the Hmo will come." he said,
.'when such betrayers will be wiped
Mr Hryan declared that lei,Isla
tors who are too conscientious to
vote as those who (dec! them want j
should bc conscientious enough to
resign their offices.
"The rights of the corporations OX
(end only to those given to them by
law." declared Mr. Rryon. The
warnings of President Roosevolt as
BRYAN A WINNER.
Henry Watterson Says He Will
Be Nominated and Elected.
ThinkM COT. Hughes, of New York,
i.s tho Only Republican, Who Can
Defeat the Great Commoner.
"Bryan IB as good as nominated."
"Just so sure as the convention of
the D?mocratie party meets In Den
ver next July Bryan will be named as
the standard nearer or tao party."
"If the country remains In its pres
ent condition of unrest, Bryan will
"Governor Hughes is tho only can
didate- the Republican party can
miine who could defeat Bryan under
These quotations express the lat
est opinions of Henry Watterson, tho
famous editor of the Louisville Cour
ier-Journal, and are part of an In
terview with him while in Washing
The fact that Col. Watterson has
been leading the light against Bryan's
nomination by tho Democratic party,
makes his utterances significant.
"lt is too late to defeat Bryan for
th?> nomination," stud Col. Watter
son "Bad I been given six months
ago the support of those Democrats,
who are now clamoring for another
nominee, wo might have accomplish'
"When I suggested that If Bryan
were lo withdraw from tho contest,
I could nam?" a man who measured
up to all the requirements, a good,
winning Democratic candidate for
president. When I named him ami
found that he possess?1?! all the qual
ifications I claimed for bim, some
Democrats gave me credit for hav
ing some perspicuity is now too late.
Then followed the quotations made
"1 am not personally unfriendly
to Mr. Bryan," san'. Col. Watterson,
"Ou the contrary, I like bim. and I
am convinced that if the country re
mains tn its present state of unrest,
Bryan will he the victor In the next
election. Hov. Hughes is the only
man tho Republicans could name
who would have a chance lo defeat
tia! oaimhiuto ot Ute Democrats, how
ever he may bo and with the coun
try in a normal stat?; he would prob
ably be elected. But I repeat., If the
country remains in ti state of unrest,
victory will perch on Hie banner of
the Democrats in the national elec
tion next November.
"Who appears to you to b>> in th?1
lend, so far as the Republican nomi
nation is concerned?" Col. Watter
son was asked.
"If Taft is not nominated on the
first ballot, Gov. Hughes will be
chosen on the Bccond," was tho
'What about the senntorship out
in Kentucky would you become a
compromise candidate, if Gov. Beck
ham ls not elected?"
"I would not come to Washington
io take de oath of office if a c?>ni
llc.ato of election were handed to
me." replied Col. Watterson. t
MURDERERS HI N DOWN.
Members of Desperate Band ?>f Ne
groes Are Captured,
Three ?if a gang ol' negroes who
brained n Cincinnati Southern tele
graph operator, .lohn Brown, at Au
nado!, Morgan county, Tennessee,
and Inter shot and killed n bridge
watchman, David Langley, Inst Sat
urday night, have been captured or
killed. Ono, name unknown, was
killed Monday by a posse. A second
om- was captured timi is being held
for safekeeping. The third surren
dered to a fanner living near Wart
burg after he had been shot by a
posse, pursuing him. Ho WHH turn
ed over to Sheriff Langd? / of Mor
gan county, who started for knox
ville with him. Excitement is too
high In Morgan county to keep tin
men in Wari burg jail. t
Rrnwley Cuts Sentence.
Henry W. Thompson, a prominent
young Spartanburg stock broker who
gol into trouble last slimmer by us
ing th?' malls for fraudulent pur
poses to get $5,000 from a York, Ba.,
linn for Allum mill stock, which he
pretended was to bi- sold to an Au
gusta broker, pleaded guilty In the
Federal Court al Columbia Wednes
day and was riven IS months in the
Atlatit? Federal prison.
lo great fortunes which had been
built up hy tho growth of ibo cor
porations was warmly commondod by
the speaker. Mr. Bryan said thai he
wanted to express lils gratification
and gratitude for tho taking Off from
his shoulder a p. il ?>f the cussing
corporations which h?> formerly had
According to tho sp?'iiker tho re
cent panic was duo lo fictitious vai
lles. He sahl OVOry Slat?1 Should
pass such laws or annuel numbs as
would make Impossible watered
stock and fictitious capitalization. (
Rescued From Mino After Being
Entombed Over Forty Days.
FED THROUGH A PIPE.
A. I>. Dailey, P. J. Drown rind P.
McDonald, Tinco Miners, After Be
ing Prisoners in a Colorada Mino
Since tho First of Last December,
Were Drought to tho Surface Ono
Day Dust Week.
After having been 'entombed 46
days, one thousand feet below tho
surface in tho Alpha shaft of tho
Cl.eux mine, near Ely, Nov., P. J.
Drown, A. 1). Hailey and Fred Mc
Donald were rescued last week.
Whistles all over the camp blew
loudly, while crowds cheered in tho
streets of Ely to tho ringing of tho
"Ah," was tho only word of Dail
ey, the first to reach tho outer air.
Ho tottered forwarl into tho arms
of comrades, who in a few minutes
"ls that you, Arthur?" queried
Fred McDonald, as his brother step
ped forward and embraced him after
nearly seven weeks of seperatiou.
"Hy George, it certainly seems good
to be out of that hole," he said as
he was led away, telling his brother
of his terrible experience.
"Somebody give mo a chew of to
bacco," said Drown, with a laugh as
he was led from tho mine shaft to
tho change room whero the three
tuen were made comfortable.
Tho news that rescue was near at
hand reached Ely from tho mine
shortly after ll o'clock tho day be
fore and many citizens went to tho
mouth of tho shaft to greet the mea.
Many hours passed while tho crowd
waited and tho entombed mon and
their rescuers dug vigorously to re
rnovo tho earth that Mocked Cn
mouth of'tho 1,000, feet tunnel.
Finally the anxious crowd around
tho shaft beard the bell signal,
"holst away" and n loud cheer
burst forth. The basket soon rose to
the surface, bearing ono of the r?s
iniers supporting Hailey. Mrs. Batl
oy was not present, as ono of her
Children was sick. As soon as Bail
ey was provided with clean clothes
he hurried homo supported by
Another shout of joy greeted Fred
McDonald and when the last man
Peter Brown, came out tbc crowd be
came almost hysterical, realizing
that the long entombment was end
On tho morning of December 4th,
McDonald, Brown and hailey and
two Creeks were working in the hot
bun of a shaft 86 feet below tho
pump station and 1.CSf? feet below
the stir face. Tho shaft caved in,
snapping tho cable used to haul tho
cago from the shaft and hurling
thousands of tons of rock and tim
bers Into the shaft. From tho bot
tom of the compart nient In which
tho men were working to the pump
ing station, a series of rickety lad
ders offered the only means of eg
With falling rocks and timbers
streaming down on theta the hvo
men struggled Up these ladders, Half
way up falling timbers knocked tho
two Creeks from tho ladders killing
them. Hailey, McDonald and Brown
roached the pump station. Its tim
bered roof withstood the rock and
timber that came down Hie shaft and
offered them a safe prison where for
a whole day the men crouched,
while at inerv?is, rocks and timbers
kept crashing about them, threaten
ing momentarily to crush the deep
At first it was thought on the sur
face that all five of the men had per
ished, but twenty-four hours after
the accident the three burled men
managed to make themselves heard
by tapping on a six Inch water pipo
that reached from the pumping sta
tion to tho surface. Communication
was established with tho world
above and food and drink were plen
teously lowered through the pipo.
A large supply was sent down, as
lt was feared tho pipe might ho brok
en before the rescurers could reach
the imprisoned mon. Hut through
out tho long weeks of Imprisonment
this pipe was dalley used. A port
able telephono was lowered and tho
men wore able to talk with people
above. This telephono carried from
friends news of the world and mes
anges Of cheer, fad from the bur
led men reports Ot their condition.
Tried to Destroy Factory.
At Clarksville. Tenn., cn attempt
was mi?le Wednesday night to set
Aro and dynamite the loose tobacco
factory Of the llayos-Sorcy Tobacco