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VOL. XVIII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 27, 1904. NO.32
A RIOTING MOB Burns Six People to Death in Pennsylvania Minin Town. AUTHORITIES ARE POWERLESS Armed Rioters Patrol the Street and Threaten to Lynch the Foreman of the Garrett Coal Mine. A dispatch from Somerset, Pa.. says twenty-four hours of terror and riot ing, reaching a climax in the burning of a miner's home with the cremation of six members of his family, ended temporarily Wednesday night in the mountain village of Garrett with the arrival of the Sheriff and his posse and the arrest of two men said to be the ringleaders of the mob. Irresponsible bands who have been repudiated by the leaders of the mine strike there took possession of the un protected town at dusk Tuesday night. Rioting began immediately, aimed exclusively at the miners imported by the Garrett County Coke and Coal Company to work the mines. Threats were made to wreak violence on the non-union men, who hid in terror. The armed mob of hoodlums. the element that always springs up when a big strike is on, patrolled the streets all of Tuesday night and Wednesday, shooting into the houses occupied by several of those they threatened with death, and defying the village authori ties, who were powerless to check the outlawry. THREATS OF LYNCHING. Ugly demonstrations were made be fore the home- of Mine Foreman Mitchell. Bullets were rained through the windows and the mob kept shout ing, "Lynch him," "Burn the house down," but for some reason no viol ence was attempted there. The lawlessness reached its height at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, when the torch was applic d to the house of Jeremiah Myer, who had incurred enmity by working during the strike for the Somerset Coal Company. During the rioting earlier in the night he had remained hidden. He discovered the flames after they had been started in several places and the entire house was ablaze. SIX BURNED TO DEATH. Access to the family was cut off and he and a boarder, James Sullivan, barely had time to escape with their lives. Myers wife and two children, his daughter-in-law and her two chil dren were burne d to death. The tragedy had the effect of some what quieting the turbulent mob, but this was dispelled when the word went around that Sheriff Coleman, of Somerset, and a posse of twenty-live were on the way to Garrett. Angry boasts were made that no. attention would be paid to the authorities, but the mob dispersed at night before the posse arrived. Coroner Louther went to the scene of the burning Wednesday and em panelled a jury, but, after viewing the bodies of the vicims, the inquest was adjourned indefinitely. MINE SU~ES FOR DAMAGES. Excitement in official circles in Somerset County is only a trifle less than at Garrett. At the time Super intendent Frank Black, of the Gar rett Mines, made his demand for aid he filed an action in trespass against Garrett Borough for a tum not in excess of $25,000 for damages done his company's property by the failure of the borough authorities to protect it. The- beginning of the present out break came last Saturday night, when a squad of men employed by the Gar rett company went into the village to make some purchases. They were clubbed and beaten and held prisoners for a time in a butcher shop. After they escaped all approaches to Garrett were picketed both by rail and high way, delivery wagons en route to the boarding places of the non-union men were turnedhback, and since then they have had much difficulty in getting anything to eat. Fortune A waits Him. The New York Journal says Geore William Miller, soni of thelate Charles Miller, of Williamsburg, IN. Y., is roaming throughout the West igno rant of the fact that $100,000 of his fathers's money awaits him at home. For four years detectives have traced young Miller back and forth over the country. At the beginning of that time his father cut off his weekly allowance and told him he woulc have to make his own living. Young Miller started for California, but shortly after his 'ather changed his mind and inaugurated a search foi him. Till the time of his heath three weeks ago, the father, who was in the wholesale grocery business al Broadway and Park avenue, nevel gave up the quest. His will canno1 be probated until he is found. Thi executors, Hessrs Moffat & Kramer lawyers, have asked the Chicago po lice to aid them. ____ Burtorn Case Killed Him. Physiciars who attended Majo Hugh 0. Dennis, president of the Ri alto Grain and Securities company whose sudden death ended his connec tion with t be case in which Unite< Senator J. R. Burton of Kansas wa recently convicted, stated Wed nesda that Major Denm.is' death resulte< from continually brooding over thi conviction and se:ntence of Senato Burton. It was because t f his con nection witn the Rialto company tha Senator Burton was convicted. Twelvie Miners Killed. A telegram from C.apucha, capita of the state of Hidaigo. Mexicc stating that an accident had occurre there in which 12 miners lost thei lives, by being precipitated to the bol tom of a shaft 350 metres deep. Tb cause of the accident was the bre.ai ing of a cable to which was at tache the cage containing the men. Th accident occurred in the La Blanc mine. ________ Killed in Virginia. John Morgan, a carpenter 60 yea1 old, was struck and knocked down b his son-in-law, Jefiferson James,. INorfolk county, Va. In falling Moi gan's head struck an obstruction an he died at once. There bad been ba blood between the men for thrE years. THE D.EMOCRAT WIN. One Man Shot and Killed in an Elec tion Fight. In an uninteresting general election the Democrats of Louisiana last week swept the State, electing their ticket h ded by Former Justice N. C. Blanchard for governor and practical ly a solid representation in both hous es of the legislature. Former Mayor J. W. Behan, an ex Confederate soldier and prominent su gar planter, headed the opposition ticket of Lily White Republicans. The regular Republicans put no ticket in the field and practically no negro votes were cast. The Lily Whites control the federal offices here and their contest Wednesday was simply to maintain their organization. A comparatively large vote was polled in New Orleans, giving Blanch aid a majority estimated at 12,000, but there was great apathy in the State, except in a few of the sugar dis tricts. Indications point to a total vote of approximately 50,000, with Blanchard's majority conservatively estimated at 25,000. In the January primary the Democrats polled 72,000. The election was uniformly peace able, the only excepticn thus far re ported being at Gonzales, in Ascen i sioni parish, where Capt. Sam Moore, a prominent merchant and planter and leader of the Republicans, was in stantly killed by Deputy Sheriff Ed. Smith. Moore attempted to post dodgers containing pictures (f two negro s holding minor positions under the Democratic administration. Smith interferred and shot Moore dead when' the latter attempted to draw a wea pon. The legislature elected Wednesday will choose a United States senator. Senator Murphy J. Foster, having been nominated in the primary will receive practically the solid vote of both houses. The ticket elected Wed nesday follows: Governor, N. C. Blanchard; lieuten ant governor, Jared Y. Sanders; sec retary cf state, John T. Michael; at torney general, Walter Guion; audi tor, Martin Behrman; treasuer, J. M. Smith; superintendent of public edu cation, J. B. Aswell. MUST ENTER AT ONCE. Beneficiary Scholarships at Clemson Must be Taken This Fall. The general assembly in February last passed an act creating 124 new scholarships at Clemson college, de signed more particulary to aid stu dents desiring agricultural educations. Recently President Mell wrote the State superintendent of education asking him to obtain from the at torney general an opinion on the man ner in which the scholarships are to be given. President Mell does not de sire that all of the student, shall enter the institution at once as this would greatly crowd the facilities. Attorney General U. X. Gunter Jr., Friday rendered his opinion on the subject. He thinks that all of the 124 cadets must enter Clems:)n this fall. He says: "Your communicatien, enclosing a letter from Dr. P. H. Mell, president of Clemson college, requesting to be advised whether under an act approv ed February 25th, 1904, providing for beneficiary scholarships in Clemson college, has been considered. "The trouble, as I apprehend it, is that the act establishes and creates 124 scholarships, each of the value of $100 per annum, to continue for four years, thereby creating a congestion the tirst year and every four years thereafter, which condition it is de sired to relieve by appointing an in: stallment this year and another next year, if such action can be taken legal ly. "After considering the act I am of opinion that the whole number, 124, must be appointed this year. Under the act that number of scholarships is created, to be available when the act becomes effective, from and after July 1st next. There is nothing in the act permitting a reduction in the number of scholarships; if one is available all must be. "Having reached this conclusion that all the scholarships are available this year, 1 am rcquested to advise whether the number can be divided be tween the fieshman and preparatory classes. I find nothing in the act lmtnadmission to any particular clas. I istrue the act provides that such scholarship 'shall continue for the term ot four years, or for such length of time as the beneficiary shall be able to maintain himself and comply with the rules of the college.' But I do not think that it can be reasonably contended that the term four years is arbitrary, and that a stu dent can attend for exactly four years. If a student can complete a course in less time than four years he cannot for t:hat reason be denied the benefits of ti e act. That period is the maxi mum~ limit for wtich a scholar can avail himself of the benefit of a scholarship. Provision is made for an annual examination to fill vacancies to meet this contingency. "Some provisions of the act, such as the examination feature, may lead to some confusion, but I am satis6ed that the above is the proper view." A Fatal Accident. When City Councilman Cuno Beck er, of Tineland, N. Y., opened his front gate and entered his yard Wed nesday after a short absence, he sawv his four-year-old son, Curtis Becker, swinging by his blouse from the limb of a big tree, three feet from the ground. r Laughing heartily at what he consid erered teboy's ridiculous predica ment, the father ran to his son's res cue, only to tind that the body was cold and the face purple and distorted from strangulation. The boy was EdVead. In climbing the tree lie had fallen, and the collar of his blouse had caught on the end of a thick ilmb in such a way that lie was choked to s death Snow and sleet. - Sleet fell in Spartanburg on Wed d nesday and snow fell in Anderson. dSow also fell in Asheville and Char e lotte on the same day. This weather is unprecedented for this latitude. HE WAS A TRAITOR. Officer of the Japanese Army col< Se rets to the Enemy. TRIED AND SHOT IMMEDIATELY He Was Not Allowed to See Hii Friends or Family. and Was Buried Immediately in the Court Yard. A correspondent of The New Yorl Evening Post writes from Tokio a; follows: This is the story of a Ja panese traitor-a Japanese -Benedict Arnold. Since the beginning of the war it has been evident that the Rus sians have been supplied with an inti mate knowledge of prospective Japan ese movements. The original plans of campaign were evolved in Tokio, and surrounded with great secrecy; apart from the Elder Statesmen, and about eighteen high statf officers no one in the empire was aware of the objective points of landing troops from which the first strike was to be made. Soldiers were moving by thousands -entrained from all cities, em barked from all ports, but no one knew more than the fact that Japan was carrying war to the main land. Precautions to conceal army move merits have been the most thorough in history, to the dismay of foreign and native correspondents. But the Japanese officials found that their secrets were leaking. The first and second army corps were to be landed high in Korea and thrown forward twards Mukden, Lia Yan Chon and other various points. As fast as troops landed the Russian troops were there, formed in front. All kinds of impediments lay in the path of invasion. The army .'-iice here was baffled. The first thought was that Russia's opposition and antcipation of the movement of imperial troops was superior craft-a masterly campaign of defence. But the idea of treachery soon replaced his first thought and the government set out to be sure before going further. Nine spies-Japanese officers disguis ed as Chinese coolies-were sent out from here. A number were ordered to work along the Trans-Siberian rail way; the others were scattered along the Yalu frontier. Every one of the nine were captured speedily, uner ringly, and put to death by the Rus sians. Without aid from Japan-de scription, etc.-this could not have possibly happened. Then it was that the s' aff officers, and even the elder Statesmen, were placed under the character-racking es pionage of the Japanese spy -system, and the land invasion had to wait. The old and later records of each in dividual in the secrets were overhauled and scrutinized. No one was exempt ed whose knowledge might have bcen sold to the enemy. Every man was followed, dogged, watched. These methods finally seized upon certain peculiarities in the life and day's work of Lieut. Col. Hanzoku of the general taff. Hlanzoku had been buyingr presents ike a race track winner. The women f his acquaintance received valuable ewels. The Yoshuwara knew Han oku, and tbe bank of the city showed eposits in his name. All of which was not in the reach of a lieutenant olonel's salary. Hazoku was a hard dinker, a gambler by European in stincts, a frequenter of uncertain lubs, and the idol of the geisha girls. e bore the distinction of introduc ing poker into Japan. He was, how ver, a graduate of a German univer sity, a military tactician of worth, ad had been decorat ed for intrepid service during the China-Japanese war. On account of the latter ser vice he held a good position on the general staff. It has been stated that before the withdrawal of the Russian embassy one of the attaches arranged wit~h H anzoku to furnish St. Petersburg with detailed plans of Japan's pur poses. The Russian att ache and Han roku had been very friendly, having been students together in Germany. It is asserted that Hlanzoku was, a year ago, in a very bad state financial ly, and that hie lost during a game his last piece of property. The details of a-:tual evidence against Hanzoku can not be had. No word of the affair has even reached the columns of the J ipanes press, but within the last few days the lieuten ant colonel was arrested, tried by court martial, and shot by a detach ment of riflemen chosen from the im perial guards. Between the end 01 the trial and the sound of the shots there were only a few hours. Han zoku was watched over by a heavy guard, and was not allowed the honor killing himself; moreover, he was not permitted to communicate with his family. It is said t iat lhe was exe cuted within the palace walls and buried at the edge of the inner moat. Most Gigantic Trust. Tue Standard Oil company is said to be engaged in pus'uing plans to cun. trol every commodity of the country. It~ has'been known that John D. Rockefeller and ass )ciates for somu tnne past have been prosecuting systematic effort to control the rail way, coal, steel and iron business o the country. Liken' se their growing. interest in sugar, coffee and cereals i a matter well known. Now it is lea -n ed that the company is endeavorinj to control the wholesale grocery busi ness. This developed in the increase just made. in the capital stock of th Eldridge & Higgins company of Co lumbus from a half million to a mil lion, two hundred and fifty thousand It seems certain that the Standard' owners will take the new issue, a~ni through the Eldridge company the, expect eventually to control the whole sale grocery busines~s of Ohce an( later of the country. The Staniard' ambition, it is said, is to compel pea ple of the country to buy all good from it. One Hundred Buried. A bout 100 miners have been burie( by an immense avalanche near th village of Pragelato, Tunis. A violen storm is sweeping over that localit and it is feared that other avalanche A PROPHET OF DISASTER. Dreadful Things to Happen, Accord ing to a Hitherto Successful Seer. The prophecies of Lee Spangler, York merchant, who calls himself th last of the prophets, and whose hobb for 12 years has been the making c prophecies, are creating a stir a York, Pa., among those who hav faith in him. From time to time during the pas 12 years he has issued pamphlets ani tracts warning people to prepare fo the 'end of the world in June, 1908 During the war between the Britist and the Boars in South Africa h wrote a letter to Qeen Victoria it which he predicted her dearth withir six months if she failed to withdrav the troops frem South Africa. In a letter to President McKinley Spangle: warned him against an assassin. The most recent of his prophecies to be fulfilled were the death of Marl Hanna and the breaking out of the war between Russia and Japan. Spangler says that his prophecies are revealed to him in visions by the voice of God. He said last night. "When the Maine was blown up it Havana harbor, before I had heard of the disaster, it was told me in a vision that a foreign country would perpetrate a terrible crime agains1 this country. Spain was the criminal. Since the blowing up of the Main there has been no peace on earth. "The Castilians aroused the wai spirit, which had been slumbering, and they applied the match which has caused the war flame to spread. Thi was the beginning, the end will be more terrible, more harrowing than it is possible for the human imaginatior to conceive. "The war now going on in the East is insignificant in comparison with the wars that are to follow. Complica tions will arise which will draw man. of the European nations into the fighting, and other wars will break out between Europe nations. Within a year all Europe will be warring. "The United States will be at war with foreign countries, and there will be bloody race wars within her own boundaries. "We have just had a severe winter, but the severity of next winter will be greater. We will have cool sum mers and rigorous winters until the world is destroyed by fire three and a half years from now.. "Just before the destruction an archy will hold sway everywhere. There will be widespread famine and epidemics in all lands. Gola will bring about these things te prepare the faithful and discover and expose the insincere. "God's wrath will be especially vis ited upon women. They will lose their beauty. The Lord will take this method to punish woman for her great sin of vanity, which she has been cultivating since the expulsion from Eden. "President Roosevelt will be re elected as president as President of the United States, but he will sigh a thousand times for private life again. The cares of his ofce wlll be the greatest that any Chief Magistrate of a Republic has had, and his Anminis tration the most tumultuous of any in the history of the United States. He will be living when the end comes. "King Edward will be the last King of England and will witness the destruction of the world by fire and the coming of Christ." SHOT AS SPIES. The Russians Make Short Work of Two Japanese Officers. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says the emperor has received the following telegram from General Kuropatkin, under today's date: "All was quiet on the Yulu on the 19th and 20th, and there has been nc charsge. "On the night of the 19th, opposite Cape Tower hill, west of Kaichju, 2 steamer was observed sending of boats, evidently for the purpcse o1 taking soundings. The boats soor returned." In another telegram to the emnperoi General Kuropatkin says: "I respectfully repo~t to your maj esty that two Japanese officers namec Steevo Yukoka and Giska Oki were arrested near the station of Turchi kha. In their possession were found three case of Byckford fuse, a Frenci wrench, dynamite cartridges, tooh for railway wrecking, cylinder con taining one .and a half pounds o1 pvroxylin, good maps of Mongolia, Manchuria and Northern Corea and numter of notes. "A courtmnartial held at Harbin April 20, found them guilty while be longing to the Japanese army, of op erating againlst Russia and in ordel to gain success for their army, of de stroying or damaging telegraph ant railroad comamunicazions by means o pyroxylin or other accessories providec for that puropse, and of making thei way secretly into Manchuria, wherE -they were arrested by Russian patrol thirty versts southwest of the statioi of Turchikha, on the Eastern Chines' railway. The otficers wore Mongolial dress to disguise their nationality -The otbcers were condemned to b deprived of their civil rights and ti be executed by hanging. "I1 contirmed the sentence, but, il *view of the :lcers' rank, consente' tnat they be shot instead of hanged -with the same loss of civil right. "I refused the prayer to spar their lives and they were executed a 6 o'clock on the evening of April 21. They Will Walk. At a large and representative gath ering of neg: oes at Richmond, Va. Tuesday fornaal protest was mad against the law providing for sapara tiori of the r ices on street cars, an' resolutions were adopted, the gist c which is that the negroes of the con: S munity will walk in future as evidenc of the reality of their protests. Thirteen Killed. SAn avalanche from the Spithorn at o'cleck Wednesday morning swept th hamlet of Muehlback, in Switzerland SThe inhabitants were asleep at th time and 13 were krilled. THE LUCKY ESUA'E Of an Invalid Wife From Death at the Hands of Her e WICKED PREACHER HUSBAND. t Rev. Dr. Buckle. Pastor of a Fashion able Elizabeth, New Jersey, Church, Wanted on a S erious Charge. Charged by his invalid wife with having attempted to murder her by strangling and suffocation as she lay sleeping, and facing arrest and dis missal from his pastorate, the Re.. Dr. George Buckle, for twenty years pastor of the fashionable Greystone Presbyterian Church at Elizabeth, N. J., fled Wednesday with $20,000 in cash and securities. Detectives failed I to find him, and it is believed that he has left the State. This is the sequel C of an amazing and, according tot members of the Buckle family, a fiendish attempt at murder. The only r motive attributed for the alleged t crime is that the would-be slayer was tired of his wife because she was an S invalid. DAUGHTER WEDS SHORTLY NEFORE. Romance is blendid with the tragic element of the case, as the murder is said to have been attempted early Tuesday mcrning a few hours after Dr. Buckle solemnized the marriage of his eldest daughter, Rutb, to Rufus i Stuart Adams, a wealthy resident of t Idontclair. This ceremony was per- t 'ormed in the parsonage drawing ro om it directly under the; sleeping apartrmt r vhere husband and wife later had v 3heir terrible struggle. t Although the attempted slaying oc curred two days ago, it was not until Wednesday that the Elizabeth 'police e were notified. Because she shrank t from the notoriety of a public com- d plaint, nearly thirty hours passed be- b 'ore Mrs. Buckle applied to Police I Justice Mahon, of Elizabeth, for a warrant for her husband. Before n papers could be served on the accused pastor, who learned in some mysteri- r ous way that his arrest was threaten- o ed, disappeared. FAMILY PROMINENT IN SOUTH. a Never has the aristocratic section of a Elizabeth been so stirred as by this t narrowly averted tragedy. This is due f not only to the prominence of the Rev. Dr. Buckle, but to the populari ty of his wife and daughters, the two eldest being leaders in the most ex- s5 clusive younger set of Elizabeth. - t The marriage of Miss Ruth Buckle t on Monday evening was a society e event of the season. Only one fea- b ture, in the eyes of the bride, marred v the ceremony-1 he absence of her mother. It was learned Wednesday t that she had protested against her 0 husband performing the ceremony, in n view of certain allegations which were C: under consideration by the church si elders at the time. All was otherwise e: pleasant, however, and the young 0 couple started on the way to San Francisco and the Orient on their h honeymoon.a According to members of the fami- nl ly the Buckles retired early, following U the dieparture of their guests, and by a midnight thg only persons in the f( parsonage were the the husband and i witfe, with their seventeen-year-old f daughter Virginia, and a four-year- 0 old baby girl cradled in the same room d with her parents. h WIFE'S WIERD STORY. Shortly after midnight, Mrs. Buckle says she awoke to find her husband standing over her. Frightened by ~ the hatred in his eyes, she hurriedly asked him what was the matter. "Oh," she says he replied, "I just wanted to see if you were asleep." She complained of having a headache, I and he offered to. dampen a towel, she h said, and put it on her forehead. ? What occurred then was told to police tl Justice Mahon by the complainant, as pale and still bearing marks of a f violent struggle, she vividiy described E the terrible ordeal as follows: I When my husband offered to relieve my suffering I was somewhat surpris- 1; ed, as he seldom showed me any cour- c: tesies of the kind. But he left the Io room and returned in a few minutes It1 with a large Turkish towel. Beforeg bringing It to me he carefully closed n the door leading into the adjoining room occupied by our daughter, Vir IThen he brought the towel to me. b It was dampened with warm water t instead of cold and I told him that a warm towel would not relieve a head- t ache. He replied that it was good a enough and folded it in a thick ir square. I noticed this, as we always il kept a dim light burning in the apart ment because or our baby, who slept I in a cradle near the bed. TOWEL COVERS NosE AND 3IOUTH. Suspecting nothing, I permi teda him to lay the :owel over my f .ce, C but remarked to him that it was tool far down, as it covgred my nose and mouth. lie said. "No matter; ;ou' will feel better in a few moments. I was grateful ieeause of his un usual kindness, a nd was slow to real-: 1ize that tha tow e1 was being fir mly a and gradually p ressed closer. Then i u caeteawful zealization that I wai look of hatred, which I had noticed upnawakening, now came into my c mind and I trieil to scream. But it was useless. T ie damp to'gel com pletely shut ofi utterance and my breath was rapidly leaving me. r -Several times t rapped on the bead 1; of the bed with my ring in hopes of 1 arousing my daughter in the nextc room. As soon as my husband heard this sound he grasped my arm anda pinioned it undcr one hand, while he Iplaced his right anee upon my breast,t so that it was impossible for me to ~move. My strength was rapidly giv-c ing way, but bv. a desperate effort Ii managed to give a feeble scream when - he raised the towel slightly to peer into my face. It was not loud enough to be heard. The moments scemed hours as I I struggled there in the dimly lighted room. Just as I began to lose hope and consciousness I managed by a1 .superhuman effort to move over to"a the edge of the bed and then, exert- t tie more and reii to tne noor. ?iaa i been sleeping in the centre of the bed be would certainly have smothered me to death. CRIES AROUSE HER DAUGHTER. But in falling I dislodged the towel mnd also struck the cradle in which b baby was sleeping. Her cries min .fled with mine and aroused my g laughter in the next room. Virginia ' :ame in, she says, just as her father c scrambled to his feet, but I was lying s inconscious on the floor. She asked him what was the mat :er, and he was explaining that I had st allen out of bed while asleep. He 0 3eld the towel behind his back and f as still explaining the matter when [ revived. 0 I told our daughter that her father 0 iad tried to murder me and asked her c o call the neighbors. She rushed f text door and awakened the Stevens t) amily, an also Dr. H. R. Livengood. t Ir. Stevens and Dr. Livengood hur- o ied to the parsona.ge and confronted b ny husband. Despite my own and the accusations o If my daughter my husband declaraed se shat he had nut inuended to hurt me. Is He told them that it was simply a th Light-mare that I lad had, but when uLt They saw my bruit;ed face and wrist, at vhere he had clutched me, he was D; ilent. Dr. Livengood insisted upon fe fy daughter and myself spending the tb emainder of the night at the Stevens se louse, and we left Dr. Buckle with U ,ur then sleeping baby at the par onage. RETURNS TO ASK FORGIVENESS. On returning home the next morn og Dr. Buckle had gone, but he came Cc pack in the afternoon and begged me tb o forgive him. He even began weep- ad ag. I told him that I could never ha ea.lly forgive him, but that if he of Fould tell the truth to our neigbcrs or hat, for the sake of our children, I at rould try and live with him. ba He said that he would be discharg- le: d from his pastorate if he told the be ruth. Then, as I was firm in my pr emand, he left and did not come di ack until this, Wednesday, morning. ar Iii hair was dishevelled and he ap ared to have been ialking about all ba ight in the street. ta He again pleaded with me not to gr uin him, and while I was talking se vr the matter with my daughter he D, rent into his study and took a small try con box, in which he kept his own Vi nd my property, to the value of us bout $20,000 in securities, cash and as wo large life insurance policies. Be- tb )re I returned he had left the house. tr WIFE IMPUTES Al . JL MOTIVE. As for his motive for wisiing to co m)ther me, I am firmly co ivinced fro .t he thought it a good opportunity th ) accomplish his purpose and hen of rplained that it was heart failure, rc ught on by the excitement of the IO 'e ding ceremony. Only a short time ago I foolishly I 1 my husband that Dr. Livengood, ur family physician had cautioned ie against taking any violent exer ise, because of heart trouble. By nothering me he could easily have rplained that was heart failure that cr used my death. As soon as my husband left the an ouse I went to see Judge Mahon, of nad hope they will be able to place wt iy husband behind the bars. He js an nworthy of officiating as a pastor D. ad it is a crime against man and God yr him to do so. Besides attempt ig to murder me, he has neglected ari le and our children in favor of an- lui ther person, and is in every way a angerous and unfaithful father and usband. A SAD CASE. hot Herself Dead at the Grave ofp Her sweetheart. th ha A dispatch from Berlin, Germany, Gr Ly Miss Edith Bricont, of New fr( ork, ended her life at the grave of in er fiance in a cemetery near this city of 7ednesday night, shooting herself | arough the heart. gre The young woman was to have left hi; 3r New York Tharsday by way of mni [amburg, and hadl gone for a last'in xok at her sweetheart's resting place. ye; Miss Bricont, who had lived for the ern Lst few years abroad, met a young ivil engineer last Fall by the name po r Rose, who was studying here, and sp ey quickly fell ini love. Their en agement was arnounced about a co: ionth ago. ca. Miss Bricont was in Wiesbaden po rten she heard of Rose's illness, and rith her parents anid brother at once of .urried back to Berlin. They arrived as oo late to see the young man alive. The young woman refused to leave St be scene of her sweetheart's death tic ndl lived with his sisters. Her pa- "t ents, wishing to divert her attention, sisted on her returning to New co: ork, and they were all to meet at 'sti lmburg and sail Thursday. pr Wednesday she asked to be allowed go to Rose's grave for a last tirme to lc~ne. After she had been in t~e eetery for a short time an attend- in: n heard a shot andigoing to tee be lce where he had seen the you g be rc man, found her stretched across mi er lover's grave dead. pa Big Ontput or Gold. a The enarmous output or goltd com g at the Philadelphia mint contin e at a rate which surpasses all pi e i(1us records. Since February 6, up QU o April 16, there has been~ coined de 60,180,390 in $20 gold prices. The no o.nage during the week begining i 0m)day, April 11, and ended on Sat- co rday, April 16, inclusive, aggregated to 11,202,600 in gold, an average of en early $2,000,000 per day. On the cr< at day of this record-breakiag week va e coinage was $2,500.000, also a re- leI ord-breaker. The weight of the es1 1ld to produce this one week's coin- Ifr< ge was over forty-two tons. This Wl -at coinage of gold in so short a mi i ne, it was sanounced at tie mint, at i s never been equalled by the mints th if any other nation, nor by any mint cr n this country. - A Big Fire. The total loss by the fire which de troyed the wholesale district of To-H 'onto Wednesday night will, accord- in ng to the most conservative estimates o 'each $12,000,000; the total insurance hi s 8,360,000. The area swept by the in .re embraced 14 acres and from 5,000 i 7,000 persons are thrown out ofh UUJE.DJAT VUU$5. Beautiful Sentiment Has Been Grossly Abused by Mistake. The Confederate soldier was as rave, as faithful, as heroic as any ho ever wore the emblem of the Le ion of Honor or the Victoria Cross, ,t his only decoration is a simple -oss of bronze. Conferred not by a iccessful and powerful government, r the government for which he ught failed, nor by a monarch in ate and ceremony-but conferred ,vertheless by the queen of the Con deracy, the womanhood of the south. It was a beautiful conception that iginated with the Daughters of the )nfederacy, the conferring of this os upon the veterans of whose ithful service, bravery and courage ere was no doubt. Of course these ablems of respect and confidence se all value if even one of them is stowed upon a man whose record yes not deserve that bonor, or if it is tained otherwise than through the operly accredited channels. Yet it ems that very. many of the crosses honor have been thus secured and at they are being generally distrib ed througnout the country. The use, it appears, is so great that the ughters of the Confederacy have It obliged to call attention to it in e following circular which has been at The State for publication: ited Daughters of the Confederacy, Otnce of the Corresponding Secre tary, Martinsburg, W. Va., April 11, 1904. Dear Sir: The Daughters of the nfederacy learn with great regret at through misapprehension or in vertance a large number of badges .ve been ordered from Schwab & Co., Milwaukee, manufacturers of the ss of honor, and used and eistribut the late veterans' reunions; these dges are, in some respects, facsimi of this crcsi of honor which it has en their happiness and privilege to esent on stated occasions and con bions to veterans of the Confederate my. As- the free distri'aution of these dges has caused confusion and mis ken reports, thereby diminishing eatly any value that may be pos ;sed by the cross of honor, the tughters of the Confederacy now en eat the Associations of Confederate eterans to refrain hereafter from ing such badges, and also as much possible to collect and destroy the ousands that have already been dis buted. This request, it will readily be seen, mes from no spirit of criticism, but >m the wish to keep in the hands of e Daughters of the Confederacy, e power to honor by this little token respect and affection all true Con lerate veterans. With sentiments of the highest re cts, Very truly yours, MRs. VIRGL'1rA F. MCCHERRY. Corresponding Secretary. By order of the president, MRS. AUGUSTni T. S'YTHE. [t will be seen from this that the >sses have been bought frOm the ,nufacturers of the genuine article, i "are in some respects fac similes this cross of honor." Every one 0o holds in respect the Confederacy i its true heroes will heed the warn of this circular and assist the 13. C. in preserving this emblem as a ten of honor for the veterans who Sentitled to that distinction.--Cc nbia State. TRUSTS A mEACE the Republic, Says Judge Gross cup, of Chicago. he supremacy of "some political ty withi a settled policy regarding e great corporations of the country" s been declared by Judge Peter S osscup to be the means of escape mn "an impending transformation the ideals lying at the foundation a republican form of government." speaking before the Chicago Con igationai Club, the jurist declared nself a friend of the "honestly enaged corporation," while deplor that "the individualism of thirty rs ago has been lost in vast merg of capital" rue platform of his proposed new titical party was outlined by the ~aker as follows: Recognition of the fact that the ~poration is "here to stay," and mot be driven out by a "mad dog" icy! a demand that the capitalization a corporation shall represent its [sistence that the great seal of a it shall not be employed to sanc n the existence of institutions orn bankrupt." Restrictions on the organization of porations "or Eiffel Tower con uction," offering "ground floor vileges" to.a few stockholders. rhe subjection of all corporations government supervisiion. "The dishonest corporation as an titution of this country will never broken up until such policy has en adopted by a courageous, high nded political party, and no such rty will ever take it up until it is ;ured of favorable public senti ut," said Judge Grosscup. The Texas Crop. The census bureau says careful in. iry regarding the boll weevil has veloped the fact that this insect is w in 96 of the 178 cotton produc counties of Texas and destroyed ton of the crop of 1903 amounting 739,360 bales, which is the differ ce between an ample and a short p for the country. Including the lue of the seed, the loss is equiva it to $49,272,989. A conservative imate of the loss resulting to Texas >m the imperfect weather conditions iich affected that section in com >n with other cotton States is placed 227.945 bales. The proportion of e Texas crop to the total crop in ased from 23.5 per cent in 1902 to .1 per cent. in 1903. Died Writing Thanks. A special from Cullom says: S. H. rrin, who was recently nominated the Demccratic primary for clerk the circuit court dropped dead at s home here Wednesday while sign a note to the voters of his coun s. Just as he had signed his name was stricken with heart disease d died almost immediately. TiJJMIA N rU rt A iJi He Says Delegation of This Stati Will Sul rt Him. INTERVIE WED BY A JEPORTEE. Says Hearst is Not the Man We Want. Roosevelt's Record the Great Issue, He Thinks. Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, of South Carolina, passed tbrough the city Wednesday morning with his family, returning to his home. at, Edgefield, says the Charlotte Chroni cle of Thursday. On account of a renewed attack of a throat trouble, which unfitted him for work several weeks ago, the senator will not return to Washington during the present session of congress. When approached by the reporter, in the Pullman where he and his family occupied a section, the senator was affable and in an unusually pleas ant mood. He said that he had work ed hard during the present session, but now, that there was nothing else of much import to transpire during the remaining two weeks, he thought that, with his bad throat and a much needed rest he was entitled to a vaca tion. Senator Tillman talked with much interest about the approaching na tional convention, and the chances of the different candidates for the presi dential nomination. "Senator, what do you think of the action of-the New York convention in ousting Tammany?" "Why, they did exactly right. Hearst is not the man we want. The people of this country are tiring. of the radical turn of mind which ispnow dictating the policy of the govern ment. The president is an extremist and is trying to get the - country into all kinds of trouble. A War with a foreign country would exactly suit his taste. The people are beginning to realize that he is unsafe in his policy and methods, and that he is the wrong man for the high office he holds-. "The money men realize his unsafe ness and will not support him, If the Democrats will nominate a good, safe, level-minded; conservative man, the people will rush over each other to support him, and he will be elect ed. The president cannot stand against it." "Senator, I believe you are a Park er man," said the reporter. "I ampfor a good, safe, level-headt nd, conservative man-who is hones n his policies and broad enough -to tarry them out. "Jude Parker is all that, is he not?" "Well, I believe he is," said the senator with a smile. "Do you think New York will cast ier vote for him in the convention?" "Yes, without a doubt. Tammany s badly defeated." 'The reporter asked Senator Tillman As opinion as to the sentiment in re lard to Parker in his own state and as told that, although the conven ion would not likely instruct the elegates how to vote, they would, in ll probability, vote as a unit for Parker. Senator Tillman gave It as ais opinion that almost all of the southern votes would be cast. for Parker in the convention. "There is a great national prejudice - ganst flighty and unsound policy of she president, and he will be over whelmed if thatJ conservative mana is ominated," the senator said in eon lusion. An American Lord. Albert Kirby Fairfax eldest son of bhe late John Contee Fairfax of Prince 3eorges county, Maryland, and in aeritor of his titles of Lord Fairfax mnd Baron Cameron in the peerage of cotland, has assumed these titles mnd has taken his seat among his >eers in the British House of Lords. kfr. Fairfax went to London two years ago to accept a position in a bank, mnd with no idea of giving uphals merican citizenship. His claims to a peerage were too well known how iver and he was soon sought by mew >ers of the aristocracy. Then he was adopted as the legal heir of a wealthy Englishman and now he has consented. to assume the titles named. The title >f Lord Fairfax was first worn in this :ountry by the man who was a friend >f Washington. It has never been llowed to lapse, ieing confirmed for-~ ver to the family heir by special ~oyal grant. Would Sell His Body. At Kingston, Ont., the medical ~aculty of Queen's University, at Its neeting Triursday night, had before 3hem a letter from a man in central Vetmont who was in need of money nd desired to mortgage his body to~ ~he college. He declared that he was io freak and was willing to -come to K~ingston to be'examined and to sign a document turning over his body upon his death, .for a money consider tion to be paid immedii'tely. No amount was mentioned, the faculty eing asked to make an offer. The ~ommuicationl was filed away, the ~aculty not caring to make deals on ~odies which may not be procurable or a quarter of a centuer7. An April Blizzard. New York city was vis.ited with a mall snow storm Wednesday morn ng, "the beautiful" fallirng at inter als for several hours. It was as cold ad raw as a December day. Tele grams from points in New York state ad points in New Engl~amd also re port snow and bitter ccld at those points. From Buffalo comes a report f nearly a foot of snow in that city luring the night and a blizzard which raged several hours. Below Freezing. A dispatch from Knoxville, Tenn., says snow to the depth of 18 Inches is reported from the mountain sections in this vicinity. In the city three or four inches fell and the temperature is below freezing. Cattlemen have already placed their cattle on the mountain ranges and stand to lose heavily as a result of the cold weather, which is a novelty for ;this section at such a period of the year.