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And Many Guests Turned Out
And Had to Leave.
Two Lives Lost and Five Persons
Injured in Conflagration at Old
Orchard, Maine-Soda Tank Ex
plosion Blows Man's Head Off
Visitors Compelled to Leave by
Lack of Accommodations.
Two lives were lost and five per
sons were injured, three seriously, as
a result of the fire which swept
through Old Orchard. Maine, Thurs
day night, causing a loss estimated at
The dead:
Philip Partridge, 24 years old, of
Pittsburg, Pa., struck by Boston &
Maine train at Kennebunk and killed
while on way to fire.
Unidentified man, killed by explo
sion of soda tank; head blown off.
The injured:
Rev. Rufus H. Jones, pastor Trin
ity Episcopal church. Saco, Me.; M.
T. Morrill, Salem, Mass.
Unidentified man, probably fatally
hurt by tank explosion.
Samuel Emerson of Old Orchard.
M;s Alice Minard, severely bruis
ed by being thrown from carriage at
Kennebunk while on way to Old Or
chard with Philip Partridge, who was
Seventeen summer hotels, 60 cot
tages and a score of buildings occu
pied by stores were destroyed.
The explosion -which caused so
many injuries occurred in Horgan's
drug store on Old Orchard avenue.
It is believed that the fira started
from an overturned lamp in the an
nex of the Hotel Olympia. The total
insurance on the burned property, it
is understood, will not exceed $150,
The water supply is getting very
low and it is feared the residents may
suffer from the lack of water.
As a result of the fire the season
at Old Orchard is brought to an ab
rupt close, as only one large hotel.
the Old Orchard, remains. All trains
including several extras, were packed
with persons leaving the shore.
The people who were driven from
the hotels were compeiled to spend
the night on the beach.
Wyoming Man Satisfied Justice Over
Wire, Saving Journey.
Tried, found guilty, and sentenced
over the telephone was the unique
way in wnich Miles Fitzgerald satis
fied justice at Cheyenne. Judge W. I
P. Carroll, of that city, has just
finished this cases, saving at the same 1
time a trip of fifty miles over the 7
mountains for the principals in the C
proceeding. t
Albert Bristol and Fitzgerald, of
Bear Creek. had a fight and Dristol
called by telephone and asked for a3
warraxit for Fitzgerald. Judge Car-C
roll granted the warrant and tele-4
phoned Fitzgerald to come in for
Fitzgerald replied that he was too
busy, and asked that a hearing be
given him over the phone. Arrange-J
ments were made. attorneys obtained I
by both men, and the case came to
trial, the lawyers appearing before
the court in Cheyenne. while both
men remained at the ranch.
Testimony was heard over the
phone, and then bota lawyers made
their plea. Judge Carroll fined Fitz
gerald $15. and he agreed to mall a
check for the amount.
Negro Boys Charged With Assault
ing Colored Girl.
At Annopolis, Md., Leroy Haste.
aged seventeen, and James Harris.
eighteen, both colored, were comn
mitted to jail, without bail, by Jus
tice John N. Davis. the charges be
ing assault upon Lottle Brooks.
fourteen years old, of the same race.
The offense is alleged to have been
committed on the night of July 4.
The girl is employed in the home
of one of the professors at St. John's
college, and was returning from her
work. She testified that she was
seized by the colored youths while
she was in a lonely section of the
town, and tnat she was assaulted by
At the ..earing ,..ae girl positively
ide.ntified both of the accused. Both
denied every statement. A numbe
of persons. however. testified in cor
roboration of certain points of the
girl's story. The girl is neat in ap
pearaance and decidedly above the
average in intelligence.
After Climbing to Dizzy Heights for
Twenty Years.I
The New York American says
"Steeplejack" Bill Anderson. after 20
years of climbing to the top of the
loftiest towers and most dangerous
fiagstaffs in New York, with never a
slip nor fall, was killed by a pretty
little drop of six feet the other day.
It was an odd end to a steeple
jack's career. Bill laughed when he
tackled the six foot job,. It was to
paint a pole on the roof of the HotelI
Belmont. The pole base if only a tall
man's height above the roof. Bill ran
up the short ladder like an ordinary
citizen would run upstairs.
But as he turned to call to an as
sistant he lost his balance for the
first time in his life, and plunged
head first to the paved roof. He died
in a New York Hospital ambulance
from the results of a fractured skull.
She Tried to Save a Boy But Both
Miss Edith Gregor of North Attle
boro. Mass., and Clyde Morrison. the
eight-year-old son of James Morrison
of Fairmouth. Mass., were drowned
in a small pond Friday after a heroic
effort by the young woman to save
the boy.
The 'lad fell in and Miss Gregor
plunged after him. Before assistance
could reach her, she sank with the
boy tightly clutched in her arms.
A Monument to His Memory Un
veiled at Statesburg.
Mr. H. A. M. Smith, as Orator of the
Day, Delivered Historical Address
of Great Interest and Value.
The monument to General Thomas
Sumter in the cemetary at States
burg, where this Revolutionary sol
dier and early American statesman
lies buried, was unveiled on Wednes
day of last week in the presence of a
large gathering of South Carolinians
and with interesting and brilliant ex
ercises. The little town of States
burg was more lively Wednesday
than at any time of Its history and
the occasion will be notable in the an
nals of Sumter county.
The Charleston contingent, includ
ing the regular troops from the artil
lery post at Fort Moultrie, accompan
ied by the band, arrived early in the
morning, coming by way of the At
lantic Coast Line on a special train
which was run to Seale's Siding,
from which point the trobps, three
hundred in number, marched and the
other members of the party rode to
Statesburg. A number of people
came to Claremont on the Southern
railway, and were conveyed from
that station to Statesburg.
At 11 o'clock the procession was
formed in the grove of the Gen. Sum
er Memorial Academy, and marched
rom there to the cemetary, the reg
lars leading with their band. and
rollowed immediately by the Sumter
ight Infantry with the Second Regi- i
nent band of Sumter. the whole gath
ring of people following the mili
Arriving at the grave the invoca
ion was pronounced by Rev. H. H.
'ovington, of Sumter. and the monu
nent was unveiled, the cords releas
ng the draperies being pulled by Mrs.
. Herbert Haynesworth and Miss
eatrice Sumter, great-great-grand
aughters of Gen. Sumter, the bands
>laying stiring military airs.
TI'he procession then reformed and
:he whole assemblage returned to the t
,rove, whence it had started, there to
arry out the program of the exer- I
The chairman of the monument
ommittee, Col. J. J. Dargan, called
he gathering to order and introduced
lov. Ansel as the presiding officer of
he oceasion. The Governor made a t
,rief address on assuming the chair.
Ion. Richard I. Manning. of Sumter, I
hen introduced former Gov. A. J. t
4onatague, of Virginaa, who deliver- t
d a most interesting and eloquent a
The orator of the day, Hon. H. A. r
. Smith, of Charleston, was present
d by Hon. Marion Moise. of Sumter,
nd delivered an extended and admir- a
mble address. d
He reviewed the services of Gen. c
umter, recounting his military ex- t
loits which won him the title of the I
Gamecock" from his admiring Brit
h foes, and his services as a states
nan in the Legislature of South Car
lina and in the House of Representa- 5
ives and the Senate of the United a
tates. t
Mr. Smith's address was a most
aluable contribution to the historyr
f the State and is probably the most
omplete record of the life and ser r
'ices of Gen. Sumter, which has evex
)een prepared.
After music by the bands. follow
g the address of Mr. Smith. Gov.
~nsel read a letter from President
oosevelt, written for the occasion. ~
aying tribute to the services of Gen. v
dit Threatening to Kill Youth Un- y
less Mother Paid-.
Charged with attempted blackmail t
Lnd with sending threatening letters
brough the mails, two fifteen-year-1
ld boys were arrested early Wednecs
lay morning by Acting Captain O '
)ay, of the East Twenty-second St.,
~tation, New York and sent to the
hildren's society for safe keeping
intil their cases can be tried in the
hildren's court.
The boys gave their names as C
eter Boyle. of 241 East Twenty
'irst street. and Palmer Murcha, rfI
29 East Twenty-first street. It Is
harged that these boys, who were
Iragged out of bed by the police
shortly after midnight. had written a
~hreatening letter to Mrs. A. C.
Bchupp, of 204 East Twenty-first
ttreet, demanding ,10 and threat
~ning to "take away your son and
kill him" if the money failed to be
orth-coming when a "man with aI
green necktie and a w~ te Cal)" pass
d her stoop on the night of Saturday
The letter read as follows:
"Dear Madam: If you don't aive
$100 to a man with a green necktie
and a white cap who will pass~ by
your stoop tonight at 10 o'clock.
our son wini be taken away and kil
The boys admitted to the p)olice
that they were guilty.
After Telling His Children to be Good
to Mother.
Only a ~few minutes after he had
cautioned his two daughters always I
to be good to their mother, Henry
Francel, forty-eight years of age, a
painter, of No. 55 West One Hun
ded and Fourteentn street New
York, ended his life by swallowing
carbolic acid.
His daughter Bedle, twelve, and
Etta. eight, thought his remarks
strange, and called their mother.
When she arrived. ..rancel assured
her he had only a snort time to live.
Then he went to the bathroom and
took the acid. He was dead when the
doctor arrived. Business troubles
are given as the motive.
Man Strange'ly Mangled b~y Bolt From
the Sky.
In the midst of a terrific electric'
strBird Blackburn. a prosperous
famrof Hanover county, Va.. was
struck dead while loading his cart.
Blackburn was in his cornfield.:
about 200 yards from his home when
Ihe was killed. His tongue was split.
Iboth jaw bones broken and his neck
and chest badly burned.
Leander Blackburn. a son, was on
the cart a few feet away. He was not
evn stunned..
For the Farmers to Protect Their
Best Interests.
In the Fight and Urges Nadonal Pol
icy for Organization-Says Far
mers Should Work Along Lines of
the Old Farmers Alliance-Thinks
the Movement Will March Steadily
At White Oak camp grounds, near
Thomson, Ga., Hon. Thomas E. Wat
son was the guest of honor of the
Farmer's Union. He addressed an
audience of some 1,000 or 1,200, in
luding people of five counties, Mc
Duffie, Lincoln, Wilkes, Columbia and
Warren. 1hey had met under the
iuspices of the Farmers Education
)1 and Co-onerative Union. . . . . . .
The burden of Mr. Watson's ad
Iress was that the Farmer's Union
nust have a national scope, a nation
t1 creed national principles and a na
ional purpose.
"The Farmer's Union is going to
leclare the same principles and make
he same fight attempted by the old '
Farmer's -- A.ance, and in that fight I
am going to help," he said. I
He is convinced that the time has 3
ome when this organization. embrac- I
ng in its membership 1,200,000 far- I
ners. cannot be held togeth'er by the
estricted plans and narrow purposes
thich now prevail.
In beginning his address Mr. Wat- I
on said: ,
"In 'Memoirs of General SamE
)ale,' who was one of the officers in I
harge of the Indians that were be- f
ng removed from Alabama and Geor- r
,ia, we are told in a most touching t
ray of the love those red men bore -
his beautiful land.
"General Dale relates that not only 9
he women and children heartbroken
rih grief at having to give up their I
tomes. but that the warriors them
elves were utterly unmanned. Stoi- i
al braves who would have died un- C
er torture without a groan broke I
own and cried like children I
.-hen the United States soldiers came r
o march them off to the West. Gen- N
ral Dale sa-ys that after the Indians e
ad been collected and started on
heir long journey, they would re- e
urn, each right, to their homes, to li
ee them once more. This was kept '
p until the camp was pitched forty 11
tiles away. t,
"In all the wide world the stars of
831 looked down upon no sight :
iore pitiful than that of these chil- a
ren of the forest, stealing out of
amn at night to walk back twe.ty, S
birty and forty miles, to get one la.;t E
)ok at the humble cabins which had 0
een tieir homes. e
"But who need wonder that the b
ndians loved this Southern land? b
Chere did the smile of God, on Cre- s
tion's morning, rest more radiantly
han upon this marvelous clime of t
be green field and cloud-topped 1
lountains, of shadowy forest and f
erdant valley, of dimpled lake and a
ushing river? 't
"The red men loved it--loved it 0
'ith all their simple hearts. t
"They loved it well enough to r
h~t for it. They never gave it up
ntil every battlefield upon which
bey could muster an army was red
tith their blood.
"But they lost their homes, never
beless--why? Because in the subtler
ombat of mind against mind they
rere no match for the whites. The
ale face deceived his red brother.
rhen the Indians were the strongest. t
ad when at length the whites were c
be stronger, the red men had to give a
p their homes. t
"Brethern of the South! Will you ~
earn nothinig from the past? Have C
ou no eyes to see what is going on? r
)o you not realize that in the war of C
rits you are losing ground? Will you I
ever u'iderstand that national poli
ies and laws can be so shaped as to a
ive all the advantage to one class, "r
ne section? Is it impossible for you I
o learn that special privilege always I
ives at the expense of the unprivi- 1
aged-is a deadly parasite that will '
ap) the live of the noblest tree? r
"Use your eyes. Look about you. I
ee things as they are. Where is the
ulk of the wealth of the nation? C
"In that portion of it which nature
lid the least for-New England"?
Iow did bleak, barren New England
ome to be so rich? She made the t
aws to suit herself, and these laws f
ook the prosperity' of the South and I
Vest and gav'e it to the capitalists of I
he East and North.
"W\ho owns your railroads? The
Corth. Your mills? The North. Your(
>anks? The North. Your mines? The
Corth. There isn't a merchant. bank
'r. miner. manufacturer, farmer or
'airoader in the South that doesn't.
av'e to depend on the North for mon
'y. Yet the most of that money was
nadle in the South and West. The
inancial currents which flow WVest
mnd South fronm lew York, first flow-l
ed in New York from the South and
A'est. Practically none of that wealth
ras creatod in New York.
"Conside" .' e laws which the
nan. .': .s of the North have
ntade for themselves. These cali
talists are lprotected from outside,
:-ompeCtit ion: they monopolize the
tome market: they form a trust to1
:lictate output and price, and they
ell their' goods abroad cheaper than;
att honme.
"What is the result?
"'They are making yearly a net
profit of $2,800.000.000, which is
twvo billions more than S per cent
upont the money invested.
"Think of it After allowing them
seIl'es a clear' income of S per' cent
upon their investment, they comp~el
the consuimer' of manufactured goods
to yield to them a yearly tribute of
two thousand millions of dollars!
"Thus every man. woman and
child in America is taxed about $25
per year t~o give special privilege to
the manlufacturer. On every family
of five, this is a crushing burden of|
$125 per' year-and it is nothing
more than shameless. heartlcsss con
Int speaking of the effect of this
-yvstemt MIr. Watson said:
"Under this diabolical system of
national taxation. John D. Rocke
feller, worth his $5,000.000,000. pays
no areater sum toward the support of
the national government than many
a two-horse' farmer pays. Under any
decently fair system of taxation.
Rockefeller would pay five hundred
thousnd times more taxes to the
The Odd Experience of a Phila
delphia Woman.
Turned on Light and Found Burglar
to Be a Man From Whom She Had
Been Divorced.
To be confronted by the form of a
crouching burglar, to fire at him, and
then to flash up the light and findher
self face to face with a man from
who she had been divorced in Cali
fornia, such was the dramatic ex
perience of Mrs. Richard Smith, of
327 West York street, Philadelphia,
It happened at about 3 o'ock in
the morning. Mrs. Smith's husband
is a traveling man at present on the
road. She was sleeping in her house
with her three children.
Awakened by the noise of someone
moving about in her room, Mrs.
3mith saw the shadow of a man's
igure near the bedroom. Reaching 1
tuder her pillow. she dew out a
evolver, and, raising herself on the
ed, fired. ihe bullet crashing into
he doorjamb and a man's voice yell
"Don't shoot!"
Mrs. Smith reached to the side of
he bed and turned a switch that
Lashed up the lights. She saw the
ace of a man standing in the door
vay. She gave a scream as she 1
ecognized the features and dropped 0
er revolver. Whether or not the il
nan recognized her, she does not
now. As he saw her drop-the pis
o he made a jump for the stairs,
leared them in three or four bounds a
nd bolted from the house. f,
Mrs. Smith summoned the police b
y telephone, and when they reached R
er house, told her story. She declar- t1
d positively that she recognized the v
ian as William Benson, about forty- e
ve years old, e.nd that the shock of
ecognition made her drop the Pis- h
>l. She told the police that she was
California girl and had married h
enson in Sacremento. He was, she h
sserted, the black sheep of a we:- S
nown family, his father having been I
wealthy "Forty-niner" and his
rother today being a well-known cit- ti
ren of the California city. She de- ti
ared Benson had been convicted of ]I
ighway robbery in California. Under G
er divorce from him she had mar- h
ed her present husband, who Is a
nell-known resident of the north- ci
astern section of that city. a
Mrs. Smith was completely unnerv- ti
d by her experience. "Now that he
nows where I am, I am afraid he Pi
ill come back and murder me, as
erhaps he actually sought me out
, do me harm," she told the police. i
I had put him completely out of my T
fe and to encounter him in such
dramatic matter is terrible." h
The police of the Fourth and York
reets station say they think that B
enson was not aware of the identity w
the resident of the house which he c2
ntered. "It was just an accident that (
e should have broken into the dom
ile of his former wife," the police 1
a7- hi
They are working on the theory
at he is the man wanted for jail
-eaking by the autnorities of Cali
rnia. They have sent out. a general hi
arm for the man with his descrip- ~
on. A police guard is being kept
n Mr's. Smith's house in case the in
uder should make any attempt to t
he Daughter of Wealthy Farmer s<
Assaulted by Fiend.
A special dispatch from Salisbury. si
.C., to The News and Courier says.
e sheriff of thiat county, number of i
ficial officers and a posse of citizens tI
e scouring the surrounding coun-t
y for a negro who Thursday made e.
n attack upon Mrs. D. W. Tesler, ti
aughter of one of the wealthiest 1
en in this county. It is a foregone
melusion that the black man will be ~
nched if caught.
Mrs. Tesler was; on her way to visit '
neighbor, when the negro accosted
er at a small creek near her home.
e took a bottle containing a pungent
luid from his pocked and ordered A
er to drink it or be killed. Mrs.
esler took the bottle and started to
n, screaming for help at the top of
er voice,.
The black brute pursued and s
ught her and threw her into the F
reek. Mrs. Tesler made her way
ut of the water only to again fall
to the clutches of the negro. who
ok her to a touse some distance5s
om the road. She found her way g,
ome in an exh austed condition six c
tours after she had left. She is un- b
lle to say what occurred after the
egro took her to the house near the
reek. t
gain V'oted lDown in Richland Coun- c
ty by Large Ma.jority- d
The election for the establishment 1
' a county court in Richiand county 0
'as defeated be~ an over-whelmingr
Imajoriy Thursday. The same prop
sition was defeated two years ago
tnd was brought up in a different
orm~ this time. by a special act of the ~
ist legislature.
ederal government than are paid by t
farmer who is worth one thousand f
lollars. But, under the policy, the t
arer may pay more than Rocke- 1:
elle-the tax not being paid upon C
nome. or accumulated wealth, but
ipon the amount of manufactured a:'- I
ies consumed.
Thus the literal truth is that our t
national government does not tax 1
'ea!rh at all. It allows the rich thet
enefit of special privilege which not
:mlv exempts them from nat'onal
axation. but permits them to tax
he unprivileged."
InL speaking of the part the farm
rs' Union should play, Mr. Watson
"The Farmers' Union is but the re
nearat ion of the Farmers' Alliance
'rhe new order takes the place of the
,ld. The prophet dies. but the word
ives Trhe flag which one brave stand
'd hearrer drops from his dying hand
mother catches up and carrie~s on.
"And so. under the blessings of the
Most High. the Farmers' Union wlll
march on. until it plants its victori
ous banner on the walls which the
Farmers' Alliance was not permitted1
to storm.
"Rome was not built in a day. 'Try.
try again,' is the watchword of all
prgess individual or collective."
Of Monte Carlo Solved at Last
by Confession
Df the Man and Woman in Whose
Possession t Was Found Over in
The authorities of France were
::onfronted by a perplexing problem
n a trunk mystery, unearthed in
Vlarseilles, some ten days ago. Mr.
nd Mrs. Goold, an elderly couple
rere traveling with the dismembered
>ody of a woman in their trunk and
ier head and feet in a satchel, were
;ubjected to a process of "cooking"
n the hope that they would tell about
he crime. The woman is French,
he man English, and the murdered
voman. a Swede.
Finally Goold broke down and
onfessed to the magistrate. He re
ated coolly all the details of the
orrible crime. He alone had slain
he woman, he declared, and it was
te who cut up her body, although
lis wife helped him pack it away in
heir baggage. After this had been
one they both agreed to journey to
farseilles, where they planned to
ast the body into the sea.
Mrs. Violet Goold also confessed
er part in the crime. bne said her
usband had promised to give Emma
evin the sum of $100. but she de
1anded $100 more. To this Mr.
ooid objected, and said he would
ot pay the extra hundred. Thereup
n Emma Levin abuseu Aim. Referr
ig to what happened next, Goold, in
is confession, says:
."I had been drinking, and becom
ig angry I seized a hunting knife
nd buried it in Emma's back. She
1ll dead. The next day I dismem
ered the body with a saw and a
nife, and placed the torso in a
-unk and the head and legs in a
alise. I only stabbed the woman
ace. The other wounds on her body
Lust have been caused by packing
er in the trunk."
.Referring to his famity, Goold said
is grandfather was a baronet and
is father an Irish magistrate. He
Lid he bad at one time served secret
on the .Irish Land Commission in
ublin.. In 1893 he moved to Mon
eal, where he says he made a for
me. He then went to Holland, and
ter moved to Monte Carlo. - airs.
oold corrobrated everything her
sband said.
The murder was unearthed by ac- C
dent. Blood oozing out of a trunk t
: the Marseilles railroad station at- s
acted the attention of a porter. He f
immoned the police and the old a
ople were arrested after an inspec
on of their baggage. t It contained
ie body of a woman. The head and t
wer parts of the legs were missing. C
ese were carried in a hand bag. e
r. and Mrs. Goold said the murder 1
id been committed by a man named a
urkes, who escaped, and that they S
ere taking the body to London, Eng- I
nd, to bury it without causing any f
mmotion at Monte Carlo.
The victim proved to be Mrs. Em- s
a Livey. a Sweedish woman, widow
a rich Jewish trader of Stock- d
)lm. She had been residing at .
onte Carlo for some time and had s
en an associate of the Goolds, at S
hose invitation she went to their &
>me on the afternoon of the murder.
1e was never seen afterward alive. I
~ithin~ three hours she had been kill- (
I, cut to pieces and packed in af
unk and made ready for shipment. 2
A niece who returned home to find 3
r aunt and uncle ready for a tri9
England, says she sat on a trunk I
d chatted with the aged couple for 1
me tiae and that she noticed a S
rong scent of lavender water, for a
hich her aunt accounted by saying C
e had upset a bottle.
Death was caused by a deep stab -
the breast. It is not believed by -t
e police that the old man was able
inflict the wound 'at the eld- t
-ly couple were ab] do the cut- C
ng unaided. For usc e reasons, it<
believed, there is a third party in I
te case. Robbery was evidently the
otive for the crime. Jewels known
have belonged to the dead woman
ere found on Mrs. Goold's person.
n Unfortunate Difficulty Between
Residents of Gainesville, Ga.
At Gainesville. Ga., as the result oft
dispute in the Arlington hotel 1
iortl y gefore. noon Friday. J. H.
unt, a prominent banker and hotel<
oprietor, knocked down Rev. J. A.I
el. pastor of the Baptist church.
Mr. Hunt used his fist, planting<
ich a hard blow that the minister I
ll to the floor in a semi-conscious
mdition. Mr. Bell claims he was I
idly hurt.
The difficulty between the two men
sai to have been the outcome of
ie prosecution of J. Austin Bell, a
m of the minister, by Mr. Hunt. The
) was fined $30 at the last term of i
le court on the charge of disorderly
)duct at the hotel.1
The Arlington hotel, where the<
ifficulty occurred and where the son 1
said to have been disorderly, is 1
wned by Mr. Hunt, who is a wealthy I
arries Man Thirty Years Younger
Than She Is.
A grand mother. and nearly seven
' year's of age. Mrs. Mar'y Louth, a
>rmer resident of New York. became
e bride of William H. Becker. a
lacksmith aged 40 at New Castle
The ceremony was per'formed by
1ev. George T. Alderson. Mrs. .J.
uld and Mrs. George Gill. daugh
ers of the br'ide, wer'e matrons of~
onor, and Harry B. Leuth, son of
he bride, was the best man.
After the wedding reception the
ouple departed for Niagara Falls.
s happy as though in their teens.
Sut Pnged to His Owni Deathi in the
A dispatch from Seattle says D. C.
hriver,. a book keeper in the Pirget
ound National Bank, was drowned
n Lake Washington. Fridlay night
a an attemplt to prevent the canoe in
hich he and a girl companion were
oating from capsizing. She reached
or a lantern behind him and tipped
he boat, when Shriver. seeing the
langer, plunged overboard to prevent
ts capsizing. His efforts were suc
:essful in saving the girl's life, but he
imelf was drowned.
A White Man Killed by a Negro
at Summerville.
And Beat Him to Death With the
. Bar of a Store Door, While the
Proprietor of the Store Apparently
Looked On Without Raising His
Hand to Prevent the Brutal Mur
der of an Unarmed Man.
A dispatch to The News and Cour:
ier says Mr. Robert H. Gra'iam of
Summerville was assaulted between
8 and 9 o'clock Saturday night by
Luke Chisolm, colored, and died at
7 o'clock Sunday morning without
iaving regained consciousness. The
assault occurred at the store of Mr.
E. R. Smith, in Stallsville. Chisolm
It appears, becanme offended at a re
mark made by Mr. Grah' i, and
knocked him down, kicking him after
te fell to the floor and then beating
im into unconsciousness with the
bar used in fastening the front door
f the store.
Mr. Graham, who was a son of the
ate Judge R. F. Graham, a brother
)f Dr. W. F. Graham 'and a stepson
)f Dr. R. A. Muckenfuss, of Sum
nerville about 8 o'clock Saturday
iight to go to his home in the south
vestern limits of the town. About
ialf an hour afterwards he entered
he st&e of Mr. Smith, in Stallsville.
?When a little later, Luke Chisolm,
valked into the store, Mr. Graham, 1
Lcording to the evidence, Graham I
xtended his hand to him saying:
'This is a white man's hand and I t
Lm going to carry you home," or l
vords to that effect. Thereupon f
hisolm, it is alleged, somewhat in
ultingly replied, "You are drunk,"
nd knocked Mr. Graham down, 9
truck him with both lsts and also
:icked him. L
Mr. Graham and the negro scuffled
n the floor and then tumbled out of
he front door. One of the witfiess
aid he "heard the bar- of the door
all out, saw Luke Chis'jlm grab it I
nd heard him hit Mr. Graham with
The proprietor of the store, seeing c
he parties standing at the door when 1
'hisolm entered and talking togeth- 1
r, was under the impression that the P
aeeting was friendly, and turning a
way to attend to a customer heard
ome one shortly after fall, and look
ag backwards found Graham on the
oor, saw Chisolm strike him twice A
-ith his fist and kick him in the
Mr. Smith called upon Chisolm to
esist, but Chisolm ran round to
rards the door, got the bar and R
truck at Mr. Graham, and in a few
econds they rolled out from the
tore into the highway opposite. Mr.
mith then closed the door and a few
iinutes after went out and found Mr.
|-raham lying face downwards in a
rout of the store. He then went overr
nd notified Mr. Robert I. Limehouse,
tho lives nearby.
Mr. Limehouse had the injured C
aan immediately removed to his ~
.ouse, and medical assistance was
ent for. Dr. J. Julian Carroll, upon
rriving and examination, found a
ontused wound of the left eye, ap
arently produced by a fist, and a
round about two inches in length on
he right side of the head behind the
ight ear. This wound extended r
hrough the scalp and the inner and
uter tables of the skull, producing a6
ompound fracture. There was also
.fracture at the base of the brain
uperinduced by the force of the
Chisolm, after the assault and
rhile his victim was lying at the ~
.oor of Mr. Smith's store, endeavored ~
o have Mr. Smith let him in, stating
hat he wished to talk with aism. Mr.
imith replied that he had closed and
rould not open again that .night. Mr.
;-raham's assailant soon after this
eft the Brailsford plantation about
hree mile from Summervilie, waiere
te was living, and during the night
was taken into custouy by a party ofI
itizens who wen'. ..-ere for that pur
os5e. While bringing him ,~e to
;ummerville it is stated that -sl
leclared that Mr. Graham had cursed
jim and struck him, and that he
Chisolm) struck him back, kicked
jim and after they had rolled from
he store, hit aim twice in the aead
vith the door bar.
Magistrate Richard Cook, acting
.s coroner, empanelled a jury of in
luest, with Mr. William T. Mackay as
oreman, which, after nearing the
acts related substantially above, and
he testimony of Dr. Carroll. render
d a verdict that the deceased came
o his death by a blow or blows on
he head, inflicted by a bar in the
lands of Luke Chisolm.
During the day there was some
ash talk, but intelligence and a de- I
ire that the law should hold sway
>revailed. and Chisolm was commit
ed Sunday afternoon to the county
ail at St. George to await
rial at the Court of Sessions in
)ctober. Chief Waring and the I
~ounty officials were fully alert to the
~xigencies of the situation.
Mr. Graham was a man of many
~xcellent traits of character, intelli
tent and kind hearted. He leaves a
vidow, the daughter of Mr. L. C.
3oyle, of St. Paul's Parish, and sev
wral children.
Bloarding House in Chicago Collapses
With Fatal Results.
At Chicago five persons were killed
md eleven were injured, three se
riously, early Friday by the collapse
>f a two-story frame building at No.
;5 Fry street. occupied as a boarding
aouse. Four of the victims were in
stantly killed and the fifth victim
jied a few minutes later in a hoslpi
The bodies of the dead were taken
from the ruins by policemen and fire
men, who risked their lives in the
work, being compelled to crawl upder
the building to reach the victims.
The dead: Mrs. Annie Nosal. :a
rears old; Kate Nosal. six-year-old
daughter: John Nosal. 2O-months-old
son: Albert Stehm. :::i years old.
boarder: Annie Marswaranski, .2
Pity Of Senator Stone Rises at
Crushing Of Nation.
Marquis Ito Rules By Force-Em
peror and Father, Prisoners in PaI
ace-Reckoning is Certain.
Senator William J. Stone, of Mis
souri, who spent a week at Seoul,
Korea, investigating the Korean sit
uation, was received in audience by
the Emperor, and the Marquis Ito
chaperoned him. Senator Stone, sum
ming up the situation, said to a cor
respondent of the St. Louis Globe
"From a Korean. standpoint the
situation is pathetic. For the first
:ime in my life I have seen the mail
ad hand of a foreigner lay ruthlessly
>ver a conquered people. One Em
peror has been forced to abdicate to
make place for a weakling. Both are
held in practical imprisonment by
heir conquerors.
There is an armea Japanese force
ibout the palace, and Koreans are
lenied the right of access or com
nunication with the palace, all but
he suppliant ministers doing the bid
ling of Marquis Ito, and who dare
iot show themselves in the streets
f Seoul without a Japanese guard.
"No man, Korean or foreigner, can
ave an a- dienc. with the Emperer I
xcept by perrnix..,n, and in the pres
nce of Mb"quis Ito. The Emperor
nd his i are prisoners in their
)wn palace uid the Marquis Ito is
he real ru. The Government is- a
espotism oi foreigners, upheld by
ilitary force.
"The peopre )f --,rea are overaw
d, intimidatced and subdued, and
rell they may be, for he who rules
hem is as ruthless and as arbitrary
s a savage and is supreme
"It is pitiful to note the hopeless
Less and helplessness of this unhap- t
y people. No American could wit- E
Less this tragedy without a feeling I
f profound sorrow for the victim, C
ut unhappily, in view of the Philip
ines, the American protest is silent
rom an international standpoint.
"The purpose of the Japanese is to
ppropriate Korea and make it a E
ateway for encroachment upon a
hiha. The Chinese policy of Japan ,
3 one of territorial and commercial
ggrandizement, and this policy is
arried forward with a ruthlessness d
nexampled in modern times. Right s
s based on might, while the world t
)oks on indifferently. t
"But history is being made here,
'hich, in its ultimate and intended
osequences, is far beyond the con
nes of this country and involves far
ore than the destiny of this unhap- t
y Empire. Some day there will be, a
nd must be, a reckoning."
. Prisoner Hurls Himself Out of a -
Car Window.
The Augusta, Ga., Chronicle says P
sseugers coming in on the Georgia 1
ailroad train on Thursday told of a a
rim tragedy which occurred half t
ay between Dearing and Sawdust,
d for which the railroad authori
es nor the officer in charge were in c
y way to blame.a
A negro prisoner was being car
ed to Augusta by Sheriff Perry .of E
olumbia county. The man was hand.. C
ffed, and sat on the inside of a e
at, by the side of the officer. While V
e vestibule passenger train was e
unding along at forty miles an
ur, and with no word of warning e
hatever, the negro leaped from the 0
indow of the coach, and was hurled P
the ground eight feet below. h
The nearby passengers were hor- la
rstricken. Many on the same row 2
'ith the negro and his prisoner look-- 0
d far out the window to catch a t
limpse of the rash prisoner, and a n
w saw his body strike the ground t
rith terrible force, bounce once or g
ice like a -bali. and then the negro
said to have fallen limp, on his 1:
de, as if his neck had been broken
y the fall..
LUto Went Over Embankment Seven
ty-Five Feet High. d
As a result of an automobile acci- t
ent near Susquehannah, Pa., Helen d
~rush, aged 6 years. was killed, and y
ree others seriously injured. The e
achine which was owned by Harry
~rush, went over an embankment 75 t
et high and plunged into the Sus- d
uehanna river.
The car was occupied by Mr. Brush y
is daughter who was killed, Francis s
riffin and Thomas boylan. Brush 1
'as held in the automobile; the twoi
:irls were thrown out and hurled ,
*gainst trees. Boylan jumped from i
e car when it began its .descent. I
Brush was caught in the steering E
ear and had a leg broken. He went i
nto the river with the car but was
escued by boys who were .swimming.
oy Tries to Do Himseslf Harm and
Is in Hospital.
Excessive cigarette smoaking has
ade a raving maniac of "Buck"
~lover, nineteen years old, whose
Lome has been with his parents on
llasgow street. Portsmouth. Va. He
now confined in the hospital ward
f the Portsmouth jail.
The young man has been acting
trangely for several days, but it was
iot until Wednesday that he became
riolently insane. He tried to do 2
imself bodily harm, and to prevent t
iis t'he police were called in.
In a moment of calm he consent- i
d to accompany the police to the a
ail, but on the way he became sot
ilent that it was necessary for the e
)olice to overpower nim.
kcue His Mother Told Hinm to Be- d
have' Himself.
Ahi Meadville. Pa., Raymond, the
;welve year old son of Hlermon Whit
an. a'farmer, hanged himmself be
:ause his mother scolded him.
While returning from the hayfield
vith his two brothers, the children
)egan throwing dust at each other.
'hey were told to "behave and go
Raymond went into the barn.
:libed up on the hay beam, wrapped
rope around his neck and jumped
ff. His neck was broken by the
al. 1.
Captain Schneider Says Spook's
Mystery is a Puzzling One.
These Invisible Being Chase People
From Their Houses-The Members
of One Family Flee Clad Only in
Their Night Clothes-The Ghosts
Bombards Houses With Bricks and
"Spooks" aren't afraid of police
en. At least, those that have been
taunting Brown street, In George
own, D. C., are rot. Despite the
igilance of Capt. Schneider and his
fficers, of the Seventh precinct, they
-ontinue night after night their weird
,nd ghost-like tricks. The police are
nable to stop the showers of gravel
Lnd stones, which appear to oe the
avorite means of manifestation of
hese materialistic ghosts; nor are
hey able to discover whenes they
With renewed vigor these invisible
)eing visited their wrath on the help
ess and terrorized denizens of Brown
itreet Thursday night, and the visi
ation was one that will never be for
rotten. The colored people, who are
he principle victims of the spookish
nalevolence, were thrown into a pan
s. The police are utterly mystePied,.
nd the musty records of George
own's ancient times do not shom a
ituation quite so strange.
The ghosts temporarily suspended
ombardment of the outside of the
wellings Thursday night and sought
> play pranks in several of the hous
s, where the occupants were hidden
>me of them in closets. The family
f "Spike" Hampton fled into the
treets to get out of the way of. a
host, which, they claim, was stalk
g from one room to another.
The Hampton family say that hid
ous sounds were heard in the house
ortly after dark. While Hampton
ras half asleep, he declared, a 'igure,
othed in white stood at the f'o.t of
Is bed. He screamed, and-the 0iject
issapeared. The whole f-amily a few
conds later noticed a weired spec
r as it flitted about the rooms. and
e hurriedly escaped in their night
Policeman Young, who has led tbe
host hunt and who was stationed
rith several other policemen near by,
raved the horrors of the situation
nd invaded the house. But no ghost
ras found. While Young was in-the
ouse, however, the beings made
heir presence manifest by turning
)ose a fusillade of bricks and stones.
'hey rattled against the side of the
ouse, and a brick, going through a
indow, fell at Young's feet. The
>liceman captured it for anaylsis.
was a sure-enough-brick and had
1 the appearances of one made from
is earth's clay.
"Aunt Jane" Bolding, as ex-slave,
ho lives at 3218 Brown street, de
Lared no ghost could make her run,
ad sat all evening on the front of
er porch, defying the onslaughts
iade all around her. The other oc
upants of her house- made their es
pe and sought the protection of the
lice, who are as much baffled as
The ghost mystery is as puzzling as
rer asd the police are completely
itwitted. The best sleuths in the
recict have tried to fathom it, and
ave sqhiads- of policemen who have
een nightly detailed in the block,
'ere last night augmented by scores
Sfearless citizens, who claim that
ey are not superstitious. They wit
essed with their eyes and ears
uings that they had not heretofore
iven credence.
The colored folks adhere religions
to the belief that, the spirit of old
fike" Catos, a daring and notorious
gure in that part of Georgetowni 20
ears ago, has returned to haunt
me of his neighbors, whom he hat
f and distrusted.
Another thing that strengthens the
host theory in the minds of the resi
ents of Brown street is the estab
shed fact that the houses on the
oroughfare were all built of brick
g out of vaults is an old grave
ard, which is within a stone's throw
f the haunted place.
"I have been on the police force
'enty-five years," said Capt. Schnel
er to a Post reporter, "and I have
ever struck a puzzle like this. .My
uen have worked like troJans to
lve the mystery, and have failed.
very night since these strange be
sstarted their trouble, about a
eek ago, from ten to twelve ofmcer
ave been detailed on the roof of
ouses, in trees, in chimnaes and
v eoun absluely nting that
isn't ghosts I don' an witer
tt first we thoughtm dthe pranslprt,
thse sfposition no longer holds
toutisWe phaven't given '-'e c- 'e
rpand expect to fathom it before we
top."_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
' Make His Sweetheart Believe He
Was Rich.
ADeMonstaking the chances
-A ae lontemina prison and discov
*ra byohi steetheart that he was not
rlby ai youn millionaire, Robert
eany has been stealing automobiles
tvae the young woman for drives.
The thefts continued with regular
yand apparently the police were
llpess until they dis.covered a
nch of sweet peas In an empty ma
Inthe bunch was one of a peculiar
bade, which it was found was grown
nly in one garden in the city.
Stevens was shadowed for several
ay by the detectives until the other
igt when he was arrested.
omnambulist Walks Out and Rolls
Upon Fence Pickets.
Edward Hornsley plunged 40 feet ~
> his death during a somnambulistic
radering at M',ahanoy, Pa., for his
ody was impaled on a picket fence.
The young fellow walked through
he third-story window of his home
ndd dropped headlong to a kitchen
oo then rolled off upon the sharp
rong of the fence.

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