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
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
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
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
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
THE D.EMOCRAT WIN.
One Man Shot and Killed in an Elec
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A SAD CASE.
hot Herself Dead at the Grave ofp
Her sweetheart. th
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
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
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
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
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
With sentiments of the highest re
cts, Very truly yours,
MRs. VIRGL'1rA F. MCCHERRY.
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
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
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"
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
Restrictions on the organization of
porations "or Eiffel Tower con
uction," offering "ground floor
vileges" to.a few stockholders.
rhe subjection of all corporations
"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,
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
Senator Tillman talked with much
interest about the approaching na
tional convention, and the chances of
the different candidates for the presi
"Senator, what do you think of the
action of-the New York convention in
"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
"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
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
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.
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.
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