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MANIAC STRANGLER OF BOYS.
J. F. Hickey Makes Complete Con fession of Murder of Two. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 29.-J. Frank Hickey to-day made a completo con fession of the murder of Joseph Jo sephs, tho Boven-year-old Lackawan na boy whose dismembered body was found In a cesspool in Lackawanna, November 16, and also admitted that he killed Michael Kr?ck, a New York newsboy, twelve years old, ten years ago. Death In both Instances was caused by strangulation. Hickey attributed his crimes to the excessive use of liquor. When .drunk, ho said, ho was possessed of an irresistible mania for killing boys. He denied that bc had committed other similar crimes, announced he was repentant for hiB deeds and ex pected to pay tho penalty. . Caught by Dost Cards. Hickey's fondness for writing poB tal cards to the police proved his un doing. In one postal from Boston the then unknown writer wrote of the Knick murder as follows: "Wednesday night, December 10th, 1902, I enticed Michael Knick, a newsboy, at 88th street and Central Park, West, New York city, Into tho park opposite the outrance to tho ar ' .1 police station. I strangled him just escaped tho officer who 'id him as I came back. Three as I have taken lifo; twelve times o tried, and cannot help lt." Another card from Boston told of tho Josephs boy and where the body would be found. The police followed the minute instructions of the card and recovered the body In decom posed fragments. First Arrest for Knick. New York, Nov. 29.-The body of Michael Kr?ck, one of tho boys Hickey confe?sed he murdered, was found in an excavation in Central Park on the night of December 10, 1902. Death had boon duo to stran gulation. Suspicion was directed toward Hickey at the time and he was pick ed up In Buffalo In a maudlin condi tion. In a semi-delirious state he confessed to the murder, but when the effects of the liquor wore off he repudiated tho confession and was subsequently released owing to lack of evidence. Wonts Cure for Wanderlust. (Atlanta Georgian.) Frank Cummings, seven teen years old, vi Scranton, Pa., 'ho 'says his lather. w.M. Cummings la BU perin? tendon?, of rehocih) ii) thal oltyj h. seeking AU U.IULUA.U IOI tiio ViULviu: lust germ. Tho youth Insists he Just can't resist running away from home, despite his strong love for his home life and the ties that bind bim to Scranton. Beginning when ho was but Ave years old, young Cummings said that he bas run away from bis home 28 times and has traveled over nearly the whole country. Ile ls being held until word can be received from his father. "I just can't help running away I seem to be strangely affected with something that just forces mo to leave my home," said the youth. "I know full well that my father will whip mo every time I run away, but that doesn't stop me. I don't want to run away-I want to stay at home and try to make something out of myself, but suddenly I'll be seized with this feeling to got away and then I light out." Largest Woman in World Dead. Montreal, Nov. 28.-Justine Mas son, who weighed 780 pounds and 18 said to have been the largest woman in the world, died hero to-day. Several months ago she became In sane and was taken in charge by be Assistance Publique. In tho institu tion she became notorious for ex ploits of strength when in a frenzy. Even the walls of ber room failed to restrain her and it. was necessary to build a round house outside the main building especially for her. Light Your K Bra Sometimes in the kitchen or el; high, where it will light the \ reach of children. The Rayo Bracket Lamp is mad one of the famous Rayo Family A clear, white Hg ht, Heady, difluied. affixed to the wall. The lamp in inexpi removing chimney or shade. Rayo L for ?ll purposes. At Dealers STANDARD O Newark, N.J. (Ineerperated I TT TT fy THE TURK. fy fyfy fyfy rifa ijt * ^X ^ (J. J. Montagu? in Atlanta Georgian) Who ls it that cries to the smoke cobwebbed skies That war's horrid horrors must cease? Who is it that yells through the dark Dardanelles That he is a person of peace? Who rises to bog that the Court of The Hague Put an end to this awful rough work ? Why, the always unbearable, Formerly terrible, Recently scareablo Turk. Who was lt that spread his dominion of dread Over neighboring terror-filled lands? Who was it the while wore a hideous smile As he stretched forth his blood dripping hands? Who, all unconcerned, slew and pil laged and burned, Putting all who opposed to the dirk? Tho seldom courageous, Tho often rampageous, Tho always outrageous Old Turk. And who, now he knows that the wrath of his foes At last into fury has flared, Pleads, with fear-shaken breath, as he looks upon Death, That the life that ls in him be spared? Who begs to retain the blood-bullded domain Whore he once, Uko a beast, loved to lurk? That prince of bravado, That black desperado, That glory tornado, The Turk. Fifty Tots Die in Fire Panic. Bilboa, Spoin, Nov. 25.-A terrible panic was caused "Sunday afternoon by tho cry of "fire" at a moving pic ture show here. About fifty children 1 and others were killed. Only one ' woman, up to a lato hour, had been j found amohg tho dead. I Tho humber of Injured Is not known, as most of them were taken 1 home by friends. I The scene of the accident is a turpA cirrus which hq? been eonvert ed into ? continuous clnomatogr&,ph show, AS the price of admission was only two rent*' tho building w.is crowded to Its' utmost en; act ty. and for tho most pa fi wpmeu and ch.t dren; Tho operator of the machine lost his nerve when a film ignited and screamed "fire." He was able to ex tinguish the flames himself without difficulty, but the effect of his cry upon tho audience was instantaneous. Alomst every one in the build ing sprang up. Police and attendants were power less to control the panic-stricken peo ? plo and were swept away by the Burg ling mass which sought to fight a way Ito tho exit. Scores were knocked down and trampled and many were crushed to death In the passages from tho gal leries and to the streets. Tho disaster caused frenzied citi zens to gather outside the building and the authorities had great diffi culty in carrying on tho work of res cue and extricating thc dead and in jured from the piles of wrecked seats. The manager and other employees have been arrested and aro hold pending an inquiry. "Alphabet vs. United Fruit." Now York. Nov. 27.- "Dam" fell from the lips of Judge Cox In the United States Circuit Court of Ap peals to-day as he scrutinized the court calendar. Tho startled clerk took the paper the judgo handed him. I Then the clerk, too, said "dam," but ho got no further. With the air of n man who gives up guessing, ho call ed, "Number 17." The case up for trial was: "Dampstlesacktiesselphabet vs. the United Fruit Company." It is now known as the caso of "The Alphabet vs. United Fruit." iichen with a cket Lamp jewhere you need a lamp held vhole room, and be out of the e for exactly this purpose. It is -the best kerosene lamps made. A strong, substantial bracket, easily .nsive. Economical. Lighted without amps arc made in various styles and Evarytvhere IL COMPANY in Navr Jaritjr ) ... BnUImor?, Md BLOODY BATTIiE AT PEAK. Negro Killed and Another Wounded-Whites Injured. Lexington, Nov. 23.-The little town of Peak, in tho Dutch Fork, was the scene of a bloody battle Inst night about 7.30 o'clock, when an effort was made by a number of citi zens to arrest two negroes, who, it was thought, held up P. B. EUlsor, an aged and highly respected far mer, on the public highway, a few miles from Prosperity, in Newberry county, yesterday afternoon. As a result of the battle one ne gro is dead and two white men are suffering from pistol shot wounds received when tho negroes opened Are on their would-be captors. The second negro is probably floating in the waters of Broad river, as he was traced along a ditch after tho firing to the river's bank, where all signs of the "trail were lost by the hounds that wero placed on his track soon after the shooting. That ho was wounded is evidenced by tho fact that he fell to his knees at the sec ond or third shot. About M o'clock yesterday after noon P. B. Elllsor was returning from Prosperity alone In hiB buggy when he was accosted by two ne groes, who asked the white man for a chew of tobacco. When the far mer stopped the negroes drew their pistols, one approaching from each side of tho buggy, and demanded that the white man give up his cash. At the point of th? pistol Mr. Elllsor was forced to turn over about $25, all the money that ho had In his pos session. After robbing Mr. Elllsor the negroes forced him to leave the buggy and the two highwaymen took possession of the buggy and horse and drove off down tho road. The negroes drove the animal to a point near Pomaria, lt ls said, when they deserted the horse and buggy, leav ing it beside the roadway, where lt was later found. Tho A lann Hounded. ' Mr. Elllsor gave th? alarm as soon as possible and the officers at New berry were notified. The citizens of Peak were notified of the occurrence and were asked to be on the lookout for the negroes. About 7.30 o'clock an engine pulled up to the depot, and those who wore on the v. .itch for the suspects noticed two ne groes riding on the tender. The ne groes wer? accosted, and lt ls said, opened fire on th? party. J. T. Oal llnger, foreman of th? construction gang of the Southern railway, was the first to receive a shot from the negroes, a ball having pierced his shoulder, lodging in the neck, near the jugular vein. James E. Epting, a farmer, received a bullet In the loft arm. When th? negroes opened fire on the party of citizens the shots were returned. One of the negroes ron toward the rl^er find wan soon to fall to his kates, the ol he)' rae through the streets ?f Teak wi Mi hi i pistol in Iiis hand and va.* hr?d on by his pur suers. The negro ?ail tor a short distance, wh?n|ho fell to i tie grbVind as he attempted to cross a ditch, a pistol ball having entered his hip, passing through the body and came out in the abdomen. H? was lodged in the guard-house, where bo was kept until 10 o'clock this morning, when he died. At ll o'clock last hight Sheriff Miller was aroused from his slum bers by a telephone call, telling him of the occurrence. The Lexington officer, securing an automobile, left at once for the scene. He arrived nt Peak about 2 o'clock this morning and found a large party of citizens, the news of the hold-up of Mr. Elll sor and the shooting that followed having spread over the community like wild-fire in a sedge field. Sheriff Buford, of Newberry, had been on the scene, but had returned to his homo. Sheriff Miller made an in vestigation and traced tho missing negro to a point near the river. Mes sages were sent by the Lexington of ficers to all railroad points to bo on the lookout for tho culprit. Negro Denied Gillio. The injured negro was interview ed by the sheriff, and gave his name as Richard Sparks and his home as Florence. He said that his compan ion's name was John Brown. To the last. Sparks denied that he and Brown had held up the white man. Mr. Elllsor, however, identified the dead negro as being ono of bis as sailants. Blind lil) Yew's, (hm Now Sec. Asheville, Nov. 25.-After groping her way through darkness for the past 29 years, .Miss Leila Cameron, a young woman of Marion, is able to soe for tho first time in her life, dhanks to an operation performed on lier yesterday by Dr. E. R. Russell, a former Charlotte physician. Miss Cameron came to Asheville yesterday, and the first operation, on her left eye, was performed thou. She was able to see at the conclu sion of that operation, and to-day she had Hie second operation on the right eye, completely giving her sight. Tile cause of Miss Cameron's blindness was an opaline substance, which Ulled the pupils ol' lier eyes and did not allow the transmission of light, to tito iiuier eye. The opera tion consisted in cutting through this substance, making a "window" through which the rays of light could reach the inner eye, and vir tually furnishing an artificial pupil for the eye. For a few minutes after gaining her sight it was again endangered by the emotions to which Miss Cainoron gave way when she found that she could really see. Silo is a very fine musician, and despite lier (roubles, had been leaching music, at. Marlon. All her relatives, ?villi the exception of one, were oppos- 1 to her consult ing a specialist, and this one brought her to Asheville, whero the opera tion was successfully performed. CUifti?Co!. -.u1.,..iud Wl.oypinjJ C?UJJ'?. Held Up in Road. Escaped to River. Officers on Scene. Ytct?hVi Widow Testifies. ' ? i. ;horo, Ga., Nov. 22.-Testi mony from Mre. John King, wife of i.he weil laiown farmer whose burn etl l;ody was found last Sunday in :.he ruins of a small frame building, i.>ar the Hebron Primitive Baptist church, was given to-day In the cor '. investigation of tho death my'st^ry herc. Vothlpg ls known of the evidence g i veli bj/ the widow, as the hearing is bef.hg. held behind closed doors. I Wo re testifying, however, Mrs. tx g tn tide a statement to newspa per men, In which she said that William Edwards, one of the four men mulot arrest on suspicion pend Ing thu conclusion of tho death In ? < : ligation; called at th? King home about a month ago and ai?ked if King was there. Her husband, I lc said, told her to answer no. Mrs. King then said that Edwards at tempted to come Into the house over per protests! but that sh? Anally ri rsuaded him to leave. Afterwards! h< r husband threatened "to settle ' v llb Ko wa rds." Pete ' i < os, who are working on I tho (Mystery; said to-day that they | believed K;ng was either killed or i ide uti ?iscious and that his body Was thou iken to the building and P set on fire in hope of hiding the crime bj entirely cremating the tody. Girl Detectlvo on Case, .loueshoro, Ga., Nov. 27.-A clever young i oman detective, under the i guise ol ;> mining prospector's wife, ! t ;. teri materially In solving tlie ' mystery ol the alleged murder and ' Cremation of John King, the Clayton cjounty planter whoso body was ! (lound .Saturday night two weeks ago ' 'ii Jo nos I ?ro, charred and barely | i 'cognizable In the debris of a burn . church annex. ? After a week's active operations of ' Burns lotoctiyes evidence was sub mitted by the sleuths to-day before j tho boa! inquest of the coroner's 5 which resulted in a decision to bold for . mrder Will Lee, a young .lauter, luid to Jail Will Edwards ?Will Henderson, both middle id fa ri?ere, as accessories to the i'act The Burns detectives, who have , been on lie scene since a few days following the murder, returned to rV tl a ti th yesterday afternoon. They i ero under the supervision of M. S. nughn, v.ho recently created a sen* -allon by his work upon tho Beach mystery Iii South Carolina. Tho .: it.lenee produced by the ofll- I OTU before tho coroner's Jury Wed ucflday was Intended to show that King, a middle-aged farmer, was killed '.; Lr-? In an atter&'ttdn fbi "mwiitf! u card game in the building in v ? 1. h th? dead niall's body was (.ut i r i. bi??pyoWefi were shown wb.<el indicated that Lee and his vic ' lilli ad pent most of the night gambling lil the small hut, and when h lng V "educed to his last pennies t o ",nr' occuried. I When (1 stectlves arrived in Jones boro I hoy found the people of the.1 < ;?;?'. reticent and uncommuni < ir two days they learned 1 ? ilttlo. when a young and decid i ... rel woman operative from t ?rp.? agency was sent to the i o in the guise of the wife of a : niu prospector. is tbli iilhg her residence in the she rapidly became acquaint I ! ie folks of the neighbor . oon was so Intimate with p s aw ire of secrets of the clrme i ho ? '?came their confidant and \\ ? ' ii? ? ? f In possession of evidence (hal aasJal d largely in tho verdict of I he cor.mer's Jury. Reported 17,000 Perished. ii;; ton, Nov. 29.-Seventeen thou .' "! icrsons are reported to perished in a typhoon which s wop I aci ss the Philippines to the south <>' Manilla on Tuesday last, ac eord belated advices reaching tin ar department to-day from 0 erro r M?nerai Korbes, of the philippines, Ti ogre ph communication from thward has been destroy ed, and I i almost impossible to ob tain te information regarding . if tile damage. The town it .. -i., ?an, the capital of Ley te, pulation of about 14,000, ; urtei entirely destroyed. o capital of tlie province ? e, and an important sugar I o .-as badly damaged, and ,00' to fi,OOO persons killed. ?ericans live thoro. No j reached tho department 1 their fate, lint Governor irted that he had sont a i i il food and materials for re I i. V cloban and would follow tkat with is much moro provisions j i obtain in Manilla. Cross bureau hore prob at md several thousand dol 1 for tho relief of tho suf : ' nv 'H Ri linn Dead. (Soutl i Christian Advocate.) 'obb, of Edgelleld, a former Orr's Rifles, died nt Iiis Monday, November 25, Mi' as one of tho best as well ii ie most prominent men of On November 14 at tho 'omi.a:: 11 . at thc Edgoflold county i i ? ijbb was accidentally run Tho Seals of States. (Augusta Chronicle.) The Columbia State bas been giv ing a great deal of attention, of Into, to the seals of the different States, contending as to the Inappropriate ness of some of them. Quoting from the State a descrip tion by that paper of tho seal of Goor gla given by tho late Carlye McKin ley, as representing a bow-legged soldier In a summer bouse watching for nothing", the Tampa Times re marks that "the great seal ot Florida is far more absurd," and specifies: "It ba supon it a picture represent ing a body of water, having upon tho further shore the geographical ab; 8urdlty (for Florida) of a rango of mountains. In the river-If lt ls one -there ls a nondescript craft, sup posed to be, or designed for, a steamboat; but if it bears any re semblance to such craft, the laBt ono of the kind must havo been wrecked before Fulton died. On the margin of the river, just at the foot of the range of fountains, is a vegetable growth presumed to be a palm tree, but tho species Is now extinct. The palm is taller than the mountains. in the foreground, on tho hither side of the rlvor, is the figure of an In dian woman; that is, we suppose it, from certain indications, to be a wo man, though we are not sure. She ls feeding chickens, though the chick ens are invisible beyond the edge of the picture. Fume has not preserved the name of the artist who ls respon sible for this outrage upon the artis tic tastes of prosperity. We doubt that any of the other States can pre sent to an admiring world such a masterpiece in this line as Florida." The State counsels the Floridians to not be too cast down ovor thiB, and comments: "But let Floridians bo not too much cast down; their State seal ls no worse, either for incongruities or for artistic shortcomings, than any one of half a dozen other State seals. California, for Instance, displays a corpulent, but grlm-vlBaged old dame and a grizzly bear, entirely Ignoring each other, gazing absent-mindedly out upon tho Golden Gate, up the center of which stands a full-rigged ship under all canvas. "Kentucky exhibits two dapper men, one in knee-breeches, the other in trousers, in a position which Indi cates that they are just about to do the turkey trot. "C.nh pt}ts forward n bee hive. ' but th.i emblem is oe wi tn? ?ni slgr.iii- j canee in a M i-f,-ii MI euninm.nh . "Wyomi!;:;-'.- gVv'ttf -liowj ?;'l cowboy and a miner, nuuously ami- j lng upward at an elderly Amazon I mounted on a sort of scaffold; what ! the symbolism of that design may be wo cannot guess. "Massachusetts puts up with a lu dicrous commingling of the modern and the classical, In the shape of a stoutish, middle-aged person, armed with a bow and arrow and clad only ? in his, her or its B. V. IVs. "As for the great seal of South ! Carolina-oh, well, it has an Inter esting history, according to Mr. Sal ley; but as a work of art, the least said about lt the better. We renew our motion, which was that if we cannot forego dabbling In heraldry, let us at least take a correspondence course in that abstruse science. It might not be a bad Idea to wipe out I all our State seals at once and make a fresh start." Rubbing It In. Mayor Stewart, at an insurance men's banquet In Saginaw, told an insurance story: I "A septuagenarian," ho began, I "said ono evening at dinner to bis fair young wife: " 'My darling, I have Just insured my life in your favor for $100,000.' I " 'Oh, you duck,' the beautiful girl j cried, and rising and passing around i the table she kissed her husband lightly on his bald bead. I " 'Darling.' be said, taking her ?slim white hand, 'is there anything else 1 can do for you?' j " 'Nothing on (?artli,' she answered, and then, with a little silvery laugh, I she added, 'Nothing in this world; i nothing under heaven.' " over and injured by a horse. He seemed to improve for a week, bul uraemic poison sot In several days ago. Mr. Cobb was born In Abbeville July 31, ISIS. As a boy soldier he served the last year of the war as a member of Orr's Hilles. Ho spent six months as a prisoner al Hart's Is land, N. Y. Oil April Iii, I!? 12, he was appointed aidu de cami) on the staff of Gen. B. H. Teague. After the war Mr. Cobb settled In Ridgefield. Ho clerked for a while and wont into business for himself in 1872. Mr, Cobb joined the church In boy hood, and for twenty-two years he had been the faithful and efficient superintendent of tho Rdgefleld Methodist Sunday school. On October 25, 1S77, Mr. Cobb was happily married to Miss Eliza beth Clisby, of Verbena, Ala. He ls survived by bis devoted wife. rtinmt.oi>1olfi'fi Co1,C Cholera and .LfiamOeriaiU S Diarrhoea Remedy. Never fail?. Buy il now. Il may save lite. Stiff Joints Sprains,Bruises aro relieved at once by an applica tion of Sloan's Liniment. Don't rub, just Jay on lightly. " Sloan's Liniment tans dono moro food than anything X hiivo over tried or Ht i if joint?. I got mv limul hurt so bailly that I bad tu stop work ? l /ht tn tho buglost tinto ot tho y var. 1 thought at Hint that 1 would llavo to havo my hand takon ott, but 1 got a bottlo ot Sloan's Uniment ami cured my band." WILTON WUKKLKU, Morris, AU. Good for Broken Sinews O. O. JONKB, Baldwin, L.I., writes : -"I used Sloan's U ni munt for brokon ?liions abovo tho knee oapouusod by a fait and to my great satisfaction was ablo to resumo work in lesa than throe wooka alter tho acoidoat.'* SLOAN'S LINIMENT Fine for Sprain Mn. HBNRT A. VOKICI,, 84 Bomeraet I Ht., Plalnllold, N. J., writes : - "A ? friend sprained bis ankle so badly I t li it lt went bluok. Ho laughed whon I t I told bim that 1 would bavo him out I in a week. 1 applied Sloan's Liniment I and in four days ho was working.and ? said Sloau's wan a right good Lint- H mont," Hore Throats Duo to Milk. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 29.-"Many disease epidemics can bo traced to milk not now commonly connected with it," said Dr, Ludwik Hektoen, professor of pathology at the Univer sity of Chicago and director of th? Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases at Chicago, before the Min neso Pathological Society. Dr. Hoktoen said a peculiar type of ?pid?mie sore throat has been found to be caused by a certain or troniMui dlrootiv traceablo to contam inate I milk, i-. IL Robertson, if oe rotary ot the soeTo.ty, said the discovery <?: this! MO''. hif?ct??n In milk t?ati he given as a reason for tho soro throat inhjo tlon that has prevailed In the Twin City. Seaboard to Spend Millions'. "Baltimore, Nov. 29.-President W. J. Mitraban and other ofllcers of tho Seaboard Air Lino Railroad were re elected by tho board of directors of that company hero to-day. S. Davies Warfield was elected chairman of the board, a newly created position, and also chairman of tho executlvo and finance com ni it too. It is understood the company Is working out a plan for oxtonslve im provements wliich involvo an expen diture of at least flvo million dol lars. An auctioneer never attmepts to sell things that are not worth talking about. 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