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Commits Suicide When Cornered
Near St, Michaels, Md,
TRAGEDY REMAINS MYSTERY
Dt.K..t tl-A.l A fc...J- ttHmm
Woodlll Proves to Be Failed Broker '
of New York Writes Ill-Sustained
Excuse for Crime Known to Have
Been Infatuated With the Woman.
Finish Intensely Dramatic.
St. Michaels, Md., Juno 2C Tho
last tragedy In n story of crlmo un
paralleled In this section of tho coun
try was written In tho half light of an
early summor'a dawn, when tho man
accused of tho heartless murder of
pretty, llttlo May Edith Thompson
Woodlll -a specter-llKo form fleeing In
a sltlff from a pottse of determined
pursuers stood for a moment facjng
tho men who had cornered him In tho
waters of a narrow crook, then flrod a
bullet into his heart and foil lifeless
Into tho bottom of tho bout which ho
had hoped would carry him to a land
ing place whoro flight might bo pos
Taking his fato Into his own hands
and blotting out tho untold Btory of
tho death of a gjrl who had moved in
tho best society of Washington, Balti
more and Los Angeles a beautiful,
talented girl who had boon tho protego
of Lyman J. Gago and former Governor
Frank Drown of this state tho man
Icrown horo as Emmott E. Roberts, but
who in reality was Robert E. Emmett
Eastman, a failed broker of tho Con
solidated Stock exchange of Now
York, passed boyond tho reach of tho
law, and with his going there van
ished tho hopo of cloarlng up tho mo
tive of this Btrnngo tragedy.
Gives Lame Excuse In Letter.
A letter found upon I2ustmnn'B body,
addressed to MIbs Vlnnlo Brndcomo,
caro of Klaw & Erlongor, tho theat
rical managers In Now York, gavo
Eastman's ill-sustained oxcuso for tho
crime. It was a rambling account of
how ho had boon out In a launch with
a party of men and women, all of
whom hnd boon drinking to excess,
with tho oxceptlon of himself and
Mrs. Woodlll; of how ono of tho wom
en In a fit of Jealous frenzy had at
tacked Mrs. Woodlll with a wjno hot
tlo and killed hor; how tho remainder
of tho party had takn flight, leuvlns
him to dispose of in In-ly, and Lo v
ns a means of escape fjom nil of lus
troubled tho writer had clocic'.od to
end his llfo. Eastman Ks:.od Miss
Dradcomo to hurry u Maryland to
tako chnrgo of his l-ii- ri- l-h prop
erty. It dovoloped that alio la hjs wife.
Neither tho known movements of
Eastman and Mrs. Woodlll nor any of
' tho circumstances of tho case tend to
boar out Eastman's explanation In the
lcttor, which ho had no opportunity to
mall, nccordlng to tho authorities,
who seem to boUove with Colopcl
Charles II. Thompson of McDaniH,
tho foster fathor of tho girl, that Enot
man, In whose company she last v.33
Been alive, was responsible for t:
death of Mrs. Wood I':
Infatuated .I. Zlel.
Ab for motives, many havo been ad
vanced. That Eastman waB Infatuated
with tho girl was well known. She, in
turn, it would soom, was fascinated
with him at times and possibly fright
ened by his attentions. In a noto ad
dressed to "Dear Wobby," declining
to seo him nt tho particular tlmo, but
not wlBhlng to angor him, she said:
"It 1b only an Intermittent delirium
anyhow, and you had better go and
'wash your dishes. "
Burial of Eastman.
Ift a now mado grave near tho Kceno
of tho crlmo which led him to his
death, Eastman's body was laid away.
No man of tho church was thoro to
orfer a last word for tho dead; no
friend or relative came near. Tho un
dertakers and tholr assistants, a llttlo
band of nowspapor men and a few Idle
persons morbidly attracted to follow
the strange funeral procession were
tho only porsons at tho grave. With
bared heads they repoatod the familiar
words of tho Lord's prayer. Mrs. East
man, stopping twelvo miles nway nt
Easton, expressed no ooslro to attend
the funeral, it wa 0:30 a. m. when
he caskot containing Eastman's body
-was placed in tho roughly fnsr'oued
coffin, and the undertakers and others
making up the llttlo funeral party
fsturted from St. Michaels on the sov-en-mlle
trip to the bungalow, it wns
past midnight before a decision to
-postpono the burial until morning was
G. A. R. EVENT AT WASHINGTON
Statue of Founder of Grand Army lu
Be Unveiled July 3.
Washington, Juno 28. Ono of the
greatest events In tho history of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic will oc
cur when the statue of Dr. Benjamin
Franklin Stophenson. foundor of tho
organization, will ho unvolled In this
city. July 3. There will be a parade
of all aallable United States military
and naval forces and the District ml
lltia. President Taft will dellvor an
address. The triangular shaft is of
granite, about fort feet high
Funer'l of Sarah Ome Jewrti.
South Harwich, Me., Juno 28. -Tho
funera' jf Miss Sarah Ome Jowelt,
tijr uu.hor, was marked by extreme
Mtnpjltlty The service were con
ducted by Rev. Dr. Goargo Lewis, for
t'.ii. five ears !is Jowetfs pastor
at t ,e Congr'gatto -il church.
MRS. GOULD WINS SUIT
Granted De-rce and Alimony of $36
OOO a Year.
Nv York, Juno 26. Alter a trial
vhlrh lOBtml nearly thrvo woehs
Kntherlno Clommons Gould obtclnod a
legal separation from hor husband,
Hownrd Gould, third son of tho lato
.'ny Gould. With tho exception of ali
mony, hor victory was complete, but
KATHERINE CLEMMONS GOULD,
in this phase of the caso the court de
cided that $30,000 a year was suffi
cient, although In hor suit Mrs. Gould
asked for $250,000. Sho has been re
ceiving $25,000 a year from Mr. Gould.
It wns In tho vindication of charges
of Intoxication nnd her alleged rela
ions with Dustln Farnum, tho actor,
that Mrs. Gould scored most strongly,
for notwithstanding tho long nrray of
witnesses for Mr. Gould who gave
such testimony as to mako Mrs. Gould
appear at times as defendant rather
than plaintiff, the court hold that tho
alleged "Intoxication" might havo been
due to excitement. As to DusUn Far
num, it was hold that her association
with him came after Mr. and Mrs.
Gould separated and that tho husband
apparently mnde no objection.
300,000 SEE FRENCH CLASSIC
Baron Rothschild's Baratup Wins the
Grand Prix de Paris.
Paris, Juno 28. Dnron Rothschild's
colt Vordun Kwlth naratup won tho
grand prlx de Paris over tho Long
champs course, In a driving finish,
with Mmc, Choremetoff's Rajllo second
and Edmond Blanch's Union third.
Tho value of the stake was $74,155.
Tho classic event was contested in
a drenching rnln lu tho presonce of
300,000 porsons. It was the largest
hotting ovent In the history of tho
French turf, $380,500 being wagered in
fie mutuals. The Americans, who
backed tho Vnndcrbilt horso to a man,
returned to Paris with llattenod pock
etbooks. CHINESE KILL SURVEYOR
Other Members of Exploring Expe
dition Finally Rescued.
Poking, Juno 28. Hazrah AH, a sur
veyor In tho India service, and Mr.
Sowerby, Interpreter, botn attaches
of the meteorological expedition under
Lieutenant Clark, an American offlcor,
were attackod June 21 by natives
twenty miles south of Lanchow, tho
rapltal of tho province. AH was pur
suod three miles and killed.
Tho following day Sowerby was res
cued by Lieutenant Clark, Mr. Doug
las of the Indian sorvlce and party.
PERISHES IN PACK ICE
Wellman's Watchman Killed and Air
ship Shed Wrecked by Storm.
Troni&oe, Norway, Juno 2S. Tho
steamer Arctic of Walter Wellman's
North polo expedition returned here
from Spltzbergen with her Hags at
half mast, bringing tho news that
Knud Johnson, one of, tho two mon
who rcmnlned nt tho Wollmnn camp
this winter, had porished In the pack
Ice and that tho airship shed had been
destroyed by a heavy storm. Work of
rebuilding tho she.l has alroady Logan.
Christening of Spanish Princess.
LnGrauge, Spain, Juno 2S. Tho
chrlstonlng of Prlncoss Beatrice, tho
Infant daughter cf tho king and queen,
took place with t usual ceremony.
Archduke iMMlnnni: and Archduchess
Maria Terosa. tho sodparonts, were
roprosented by Co l.ifnnta Isabella.
Street Car Cl.-ike at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Juno 28. But ono act ot
violence marked the first day of tho
greater Pittsburg street railways
strike. Two negroes applied for po
sltlons at the Homewood barns and
were roughly hnndled by alleged union
Samuel Gompers in London.
London, Juno 28. Samuel Gompers.
president of tho Amorlcnn Federation
of Labor, arrived In London. He was
met by Pavls J. Shackleton and James
A. Soddon, both mombers of tho house
of commons, and other labor loaders
Columbus Gets Pressmen.
Omaha, June 28. Columbus, O., se
cured the next conentlou of tho Inter
national Pressmon and Assistants'
Union of North America.
Eight-Story Hotel Burns at Knox, Ind.
Knox. Ind., June 2S Fire destroyed
the Fritz hotel, an eight story build
Inf. Losa, $100,000.
8 Deaths From Heat In Philadelphia.
Piiiia-Ielrtfc, Juno 2S There were
eLilit d at lu due to boat here.
Senate Begins Discussion of
Corporation Tax Measure.
ALDRICH TO TAKE VACATION,
Jenator Flint Will Take Charge of the
Bill In Absence of the Rhode Isl
ander Amendment Putting Cotton
Bagging on Free List Is Adopted.
High Duty on Iron Stands Amend
ments Are Rejected.
WashlAgton, Juno 29. After seven
t days of almost continuous dibato,
tho senate concluded Its discussion of
the schedules of tho Pnyno-Aldrleh tar
Itf bill and began the debate on the
corporation and Income tax questions
this morning. A speech will be made
today 1jy Senator CummlnB tin.) In
Bupport of an Income tax amendment
as a part of tho tariff bill in conti.dls
Unction to the movement for a cor
poiation tax and an independent roso
hition looking to the Imposition of an
Income tax through the instrumental
ity of a constitutional amendment.
Aldrich told some of his friends thai
ho would tako a lw days off duty tor
a water trip of some kind If it devel
ops that tho discussion or tho Income
tax Is likely to be an extended ono.
Iu this event Senator Flint will take
rnargo of tho bill and Senator Root,
who aided Attorney General Wlca
orsham In drafting tho corporation tax
bill, will tako charge of tho measure.
There had been some discussion of
postponing tho income tax and tho
corporation tax amendments until tho
next regular session, but this sugges
tion did not met with favor. Senate
loaders took tho position that a move
mont of this chnractor would embar
rass Presidont Taft.
Cotton Bagging on Free List.
A genornl and final clearing up wa3
mndo of tho passed-over provisions In
both tho dutluble aud free lists of
the tariff bill. Cotton bagging and cot
ton ties, nnd Incidentally binding
twine, occupied much of tho senato's
tlmo. Early In tho day Senator Mc
Laurln moved to place bagging on tho
freo list and, contrary to the general
expectation, tho motion prevailed.
Tho southern senators were, how
over, not so fortunate with cotton tics,
which they also desired to have made
freo of duty. Senator Ciuberson pro
posed tho change In ties. Ho camo
within seven votes of winning, the
vote standing 31 to 38.
Tho duty on structural Iron and
steel valued at more than 9-10 of a
cunt a pound was Increased from :
to 4-10 of a cent per pound, being an
addition to the house rntepf 1-10 or a
cent. Tho rate on steel of a lwer
value was lelt unchanged. On zinc In
pigs, there was an addition of i,a cent
per pound over tho house rate of 1
Ineffectual efforts wero made to
havo school books, salt and Egyptian
cotton placed on tho dutiable list. Sen
ator Bacon, who offerod tho amend
ment for a duty on cotton.
PITTSBURG STRIKE ENDED
Men Get Concessions and Street Cars
Are Again Running.
Pittsburg, Juno 29. The street rail
way strike, which has cost the city of
Pittsburg over $200,000 In two days,
was officially declared to bo at an
tind. In tho private offices of Mayor
W llllam A. Magee articles were signed
by ofllclals of the Pittsburg Railways
company and an executive commlttoe
from tho Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Railway Em
ployees, which will for years to come
prevont anothor ttoup of the -100 miles
of street lalhvay tracks In and about
creator Pittsburg and Allegheny coun
ty. Tho htrlke was the outcome of
but two points of dliToience between
the enr company nnd tho motormen
and conductors, ono being tho alleged
uoglort upon the part of the car com
pan to shorten "swing runs" and tho
other of tho refusal of tho railway
olllclals to relnstnte discharged men
without proper hearing.
An agreement allowing the dis
charged men proper hearings before
superintendents nnd the assurance of
the car compnny that tho secretary
will shorten "swing tuns" 50 per cent
wns drawn up and signed.
Greater Pittsburgh first street rail
way tleup was thereby avoided.
Union headquarters were at once
notified by Mayor Magee and the exec
utive committee cnlled tho men for
duty, commencing at 5 o'clock. By 7
o'clock all the 3,500 cars In greatc
Pittsburg were operating on regular
Reward for Chicago Dynamiters.
Chicago, Juno 29. Mayor Busse
was authorized by the finance com
mittee of the city council to offer a
reward of $3,000 for Information lead
lng to tho arrest and conviction of
persons responsible for the damaging
explosion of Sunday night.
Two Killed by Train.
Derrfiold, Mo., June 29. Tho dean
bodtos of Charles Brown of Wichita
nnd Allen Wilson of Chicago, young
men, wero found nlongsido the rail
road tracks near hero. It Is bolleved
they were struck by a train while
General Beokman'i Assassin Is Dead.
Stockholm, Jtune 2S. The Swede
who shot and Wiled Major General
lleckuwn, chlof of tho ccast artillery,
and then srot himself is dead.
A Removal Sacrifice Sale
We are closing out our $4,000 Stock of Ladies' Furnishing Goods
Sale begins Tuesday, June 15,1909
AND CONTINUES UNTIL ALL GOODS ARE DISPOSED OF
.Ladies' Silk and Cotton
Lace and Ingrain Import
ed Fast Color Stockings,
regular perfection, form
erly sold for 15c, now 8c
Fancy Burson Rib Tops,
formerly sold for O C p
40c, now il u
Uptopia Fast Color,
formerly sold for 20c, 1 A n
regular 15c seller, now 8c
Armenian lace edge, Jap
anese and Mexican drawn
work corners; the finest
and best line in town will
be sold at 25 per cent off
the dollar. Also have a
lot of money bags with
purses in additional belts,
combs and other mer
chandise to be sold at cost
The Millinery Bargains, you canuot afford to miss
this sale, it is one of the best money making proposi
tions ever struck or visited Alliance. Our stock of
ready trimmed Hats is really a wonder of the day.
We will close the entire stock at 25 per cent on the
dollar. Come in and bring your friend with you, she
will thank you for it-
STILL ANOTHER BARGAIN
The stock of Plumes and other Ornaments also to
be sold at cost.
We are planning to move to our new
must be sold prior to that date. It
VL it s .
I Best Equipped
I Meat Market in
SHOP OPEN from 6:30 a. in. to 7 p. m. Saturday, until 10 p. m. Sun
,&. day, 8 to 10 a. in. 16th and 17th of each month, until 9 p. m.
t Meat will be delivered from 7 a. in. to 6:30 p. ni.
Ladies' Voil, Panama, Serge, Black
and Blue and Mohair Skirts in all
Styles and Fashions to go as follows:
3-5 4-. 4 5. 5 ". and 5.50
$6.00, 6.50, 6.75, 7.00 and 7.50
87 75, 8.00, 8.50, 9.00 and 9 50
$10.00, 1050, 11.00, 11.50 and
12.50 for 8.25
$13.00, 13.50, 14.00 and 14 50
Regular $1.25 for $ .85
Regular 1.75 for 1.10
Regular 2.00 for 1.25
Regular 2 50 for 1.65
Regular 3 50 for 2.65
Regular 7 50 Silk Taffeta for. . 5.00
building, formerly the Palace Meat Market, about the 25th of July. All goods
will be well worth your time to come and see the Bargains we are offering
F . Si m tin o n s
IX T . Zk r
Miss Rose C. Herman
Cashier aud Bookkeeper
Joseph S. Saxton Meat Cutter
Jake H: Herman Stock Buyer
Jos. Skala, Sausagemaker and Butcher
John B. Herman Assistant
Win. C Herman Deliveiy Boy
meats, rresn ana vurca,
Try our home-made Palace
Prompt Attention Given to Phone Orders
Regular $2.75 Silk Waists for.. $1.98
Regular $1.75 Fancy Wash
Waists for 1.28
Regular $1.50 Tailored and
Fancy Front for 1.19
Also an immense amount of Fancy
Black and White Waists, regular
$1.00, 1.25, 1. 50 and 1.75 go at.. 48c
We also have a variety of colors
and different styles of Japanese Ki
monas that will have to be closed at
any price. Also one piece Dresser
Lawn and Linen which will have to
be sold for costless prices.
We have just received a lot of
Dress Goods such as Calico, Ging
ham, Crepe, Silk Taffeta and Cash
mere. Remnants to go at cost.
Our French Torchon in narrow widths, formerly sold at 6c
per yard, to go now for 3c
Regular ioc French and American Torchon to go for per
Trimmed Lace in extraordinary widths, regular 75c value
Regular 8c seller to go for 3e
Regular ioc seller to go for 4c
Regular 15c seller to go for 8c
Regular 25c seller to go for 12c
Regular 35c seller to go for 17c
Regular 50c seller to go for 24c
Do not fail to attend this unusualoQer.it is an opportuni
ty for housewives.
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