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VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 49. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922. TWICE A WEEK, $2.00 A YEAR
SLAYERS OF BRAZELL
PAY DEATH PENALTY
FOX, GAPPINS AND KIRBY DIE IN
ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR CRIME
Kirby Tries to Escape From Straps
and Makes No Answer to Question
for Statement
The State, 17.
S. J. Kirby, Jesse J. Gappins and
C. 0. Fox, convicted murderers of
William Brazell, young Columbia
transfer driver, early yesterday
morning went to their death in the
electric chair at the state penitentiary,
so paying with their own lives
for the life they had taken. Kirby
was 36 years o'd, Fox 32 years old
and Gappins 23 years old. \
Gappins and Fox went to their
death with little if any show of emotion,
both miking short statements
just before the current was turned
on. Kirby, after having asked to be
allowed to make a short statement
collapsed in the chair and was apparently
unable to voice the words that
he would have said. Calmly Fox and
Gappins watched the penitentiary officials
adjust the straps that held
'1 - -1?- ? ~ m A
them in me ciimr auu ?iuVmvi..v
they waited while the two electrodes
were placed. Kirbv, however, after
having, at his own request, walked
unaided from his cell to the death
chamber made some little resistance
to his being strapped in the chair and
attempted to free his one arm from
the leather bands that held it to the
arm of the electric chair.
Fox and Gappins in their brief
11 " ^ ~ 4- r\
statements added nommg I1CW I/Vf
their stories as before told and both
hoped, they said, that their death
would serve as a warning to others
tempted to crime. Fox, as he has
done from the Yer>* moment of hi?s
arrest, admitted again his guilt and
expressed his sorrow and regret at
the part he had played in it. Gappins
however maintained to the end that
thfc truth had not been told and believed,
he said, that he would not
have had to die in the chair had the
truth been told. Kirby made no
statement.
Kirby Still Asleep
At 5:10 o'olock yesterday morning
ministers were admitted to the death
house to administer the last sacra
fV.Q fVirpp men. Kirby was
Ill ? 11 L CV/ bitv
asleep at the time and had to be
awakened, but both Fox and Gappins
were awake and dressed for their
electrocution. At 5:23 o'clock Captain
v Roberts of the penitentiary
guard read the death warrant to Fox
and Gappins as they stood in their
cells. Both men had J>een crying and
tears rolled down Gappins' cheeks as
he stood leaning.on the bars of his
cell. "And may God have mercy upon
your souls,'' Captain Roberts read
and turned to leave. "It won't be
long now," he told the two men. "The
sooner the better,'' Fox answered
them.
As Captain Roberts approached
Kirby's cell three ministers were
there kneeling outside the barred
door praying with the doomed man.
> > /-i?OrtVkov+c waited
Kespectiuny tapunu
and when the little service was over,
walked up to the cell and there read
the death warrant to Kirby. "How
are you feeling, Kirby?" he asked
when the reading was done. "Still
got your nerve?"
"I've still got the grace of God,"
Kirby answered him, "And, captain,"
he added, "I came in here by myself
and you won't need to send any
one for me when I go out. Which?
which leg do you want fixed? I'd
like to do it myself."
"The right," Captain Roberts told
him. "Just roll it up to the knee."
"My papa's gone now and my
mother's already dead," Kir,by said,
"and I'll soon join them. Just call
for me yourself when you want me."
Ira Harrison, under sentence of
death for the murder of J. C Arnette,
hie noil throughout the three
oivjyw *a ww* ? o
electrocutions. Frank M. Jeffords and
Edmund Bigham, the other two occupants
of the death house, were awake,
however.
Kirby Pays Penalty
At 6:10 o'clock the electric chair
was given its final test and at G: 12
o'clock Kirby walked into the room.
"May I speak a word?" he asked as
he reached the chair. "Wait until
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PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS
PROSPEROUS PROSPERITY
Prosperity, June 19.?Robert I. j
Stoudemayer, one of the oldest andj
rrost prominent citizens of Prosperity!
died at his home Thursday morning j
after an illness of nine months. Al-j
though in his 82nd year, Mr. Stou- j
demayer was active until his last ill!
ness. Heart trouble was the imme-1
j diate cause of his death.
Mr. Stoudemayer was an active1
/-i-f T.ntV>pran fVmrf-h I
j IliCIIiUd yjx . w? V..V. M.. ,
and from time to time was an officer i
of the church.
Reaching early manhood just at the!
j outbreak of the Confederate war, he
join(?d the Holcomb legion, company
H, and took part in a number of bat-!
ties, surrendering with General Lee's j
army at Appomatox April 9, 1865. j
He is survived by his wife, who be-;
fore marriage was Miss Elizabeth j
~ v !
Sease, one sister, Mrs. Jane L>erricK;
of Little Mountain, and four broth-!
ers.
! The funeral services were held late j
Thursday afternoon at the Prosperity i
cemetey, conducted by Rev. J. J. j
Long of Little Mountain.
Two open air events were recorded s
last week on the social calendar. First j
an enjoyable outing was given Thurs- j
day evening when a^out 20 couples j
went to C. Mill on a fish fry. Fri- j
iav evening the younger society pet j
moioied to the same place where, af- j
ter enjoying the sports <of the water,!
j
and all sorts of games were played, J
a delicious picnic lunch was served. j
, C Mill has been decided upon as an
ideal place for a swimming: pool, and
through the generosity of some of j
Prosperity's leading citizens a dam
wil1 be constructed.
Miss Nannie Bell Quattlebaum nd
Roland Merchant were married Saturday
afternoon at St. Paul's pa nonage
by Rev. S. P. Koon. Mrs. Mer- j
chant is. the young and attractive j
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. j
Quattlebaum, having just completed j
j the eighth grade of the Prosperity j
i high school. Mr. Merchant is a pro-'
I gressive young business man.
; My. niftnn Shealv and bride who .
I i?l. ?
were married in Charlotte last week J
are here visiting relatives. Sunday I
they, togethr with Mr. and Mrs. F. E. {
Shealy, motored to Leesville to visit 1
their father, Mr. Sam Shealy.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Black and chil- j
dren and N. L. Black are spending a I
i few days in Bowman, having gone to
| visit Dr. A. L. Black.
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Counts and Mrs.
1 1 _
Emma Counts spent Sunday in silver-1
street with Miss Helen Nichols.
. Miss Josephine May of Dixon, 111.,
is spending a while with her parents, '
, Mr. an(J Mrs. J. L. May.
Miss Ruby Wheeler, teacher at'Ro-j
i anoke Rapids, N. C., is home for the '
summer vacation.
j Mr. and Mrs. Olin Bobb of Columj
bia were week-end guests of Miss
j Gertrude Bobb.
I A. L. Wheeler of Columbia and Mr.;
I Owens of Tennessee spent Sunday
with Prof, and Mrs. J. S? Wheeler, i
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter reached home!
Sunday from Johns Hopkins, Balti-1
j
more.
Misses Clara Brown and Ethel San-;
er are attending the-old soldiers' re-J
union at Richmond.
j Mrs. M. C. Morris has returned j
! from Lykesland. j
j A call has been extended by the:
' church council to Rev. E. H. Seckin-'
| ger fo Rincon, Ga., to become pastor
: of St. Lukes Lutheran church.
! Miss Mary Kohn of Saluda is visit|
ing her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
| S. J. Kohn.
Miss Annie Fellers is atteding the
1 teachers' summer school at Winthrop. {
Judge T. S. Sease and C. C. Wyche '
j of Spartanburg, C. G. Wyche of j
I Greenville and Mr. and Mrs. James
i i
| Goggans of Columbia attended the j
funeral of Mr. R. I. Stoudemayer on'
Thursday. !
Misses Caroline, Anne Graham, and >
'
; Lydia Wayne Pugh and Master Grif|
fith and Wm. Pugh of Kingstree are
J spending a while with their grand{
mother, Mrs. W. P. Pugh.
j Mrs. H. L. Chaplin and little H. L.. I
j Jr., are visiting the former's father. J
! J. D. Quattlebaum.
I Mrs. J. F. Brown and Miss Lucy;
! Lake are delegates to the Eastern ]
i Star convention which convenes in
Columbia Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hunter, Mr. I
i
and Mrs. N. E. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. j
COLONEL WHARTON
DIES IN LAURENS
. I
Death Claims Former Railroad Commissioner?111
Twelve Months
j
The State. J
Laurens, June 14.?Col. John H.1
Wharton, one of the most prominent I
men of the county and widely known1
over the state as legislator and rail- \
road commissioner, died today at his
home at Waterloo, Laurens county.!
The funeral will be held at his home
tomorrow afternoon.
Colonel Wharton had been ill. for j
+v?an o vpar havinc s Tered a|
muic uiuii , 0
breakdown followed by paralysis. He j
was 74 years of age and was a native
of the county.
He probably held the record in this
state for length of tenure in public
office. He at first was a county commissioner
and at different times rep-j
resented the county in both branches i
of the general assembly. He was J
clerk of court for'two terms and railroad
commission for one term, in
r
all covering a period of more than 40
years, though he was not in office
continuously during this time. For
about 50 years he was superintendent
of the Sunday school of the Baptist
church at his home town and was
very active in all church work, be- j
ing especially prominent in the Sunday
school and Laurens Baptist associational
meetings. His wife was a
Miss Harris of Laurens county. He
is survived by one son, W. Carl
Wharton, and several daughters.
Quattlebaum-Merchant
Or, locf Snt.nrdav evening Mr. S.
Roland Merchant and Miss Nannie
Belle Quattlebaum, both of Prosperity
were married at the St. Paul's
parsoage, the Rev. S. P. Koon officiating.
J. R. Lester, Mrs. Rosa Lester, Miss
Jennie Lester, Mrs. Byrd Lester and
Eugene Lester attended the funeral
of Mrs. Phoebe Kirkland in Saluda
Monday. Mrs. Kirkland was the last
member of the Lester chapterj being
a sisiter to V/m. Lester for whom the
Prosperity U. D. C. was named.
Miss Annie McMillen of Sumter is
visiting Miss Eunice Long./
Misses Nancy Young, Catherine
Counts and Ruth Cannon are attending.
Wijithrop college summer school.
Corday Counts of Columbia has
been visiting relatives here. Master |
James Arthur Bedenbaugh accompanied
him home.
Cutts Wise has gone to Clemson
college summer school.
T7.J 1 OT?K.
iVI FS. ?<ClWciru 011 c & ly ui vuxuuiuiu
spending a while with Mrs. H. L.
Shealy.
Mrs. Warren of Richmond, Va., is i
expected this week to visit her daugh- ;
ter, Mrs. 0. B. Simpson.
Pickens Langford who graduated '
this week at the Citadel reached homej
Thursday for the summer.
Dr. G. T. Pugh has returned to j
Rock Hill after visiting his mother.
Mrs. W. P. Pugh.
Miss Elizabeth Barnes and Pierce j
Barnes of Zion and Miss Bertha Roof'
and Willie Leaphardt of Wightman '
Methodist church were delegates to j
the Epworth league conference nem
at Lander college from June 12-16. j
Rev. J. D. Griffin attended the con-1
ference on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hartman and!
son Everton are visiting in St. Peters- '
burg, Fla.
Mr. Levi Wheeler is attending the i
old soldiers' reunion at Richmond,,'
Va.
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Griffin and family
leave today for Pinewood to at-1
tend the Griffin-Harvin wedding. Lit-'
tie Miss Lois Giwffin will be one of (
the flower girls.
Rufus Monts of Statesbobro, Ga.,'
is on a visit to relatives here.
Mrs. Virgil Kohn and little Vir-j
ginia are visitniir in Blackstock. j
Dr. George W. Harmon has return-1
pd from Atlanta where he attended
the Georgia dental clinic. Among the:
noted dentists present and who lec-'
tured were Dr. C. Edmund Kells of
Xew Orleans, and Dr. Chas. S.
Chandler of Montgomery.
Dr. E. X. Kiblor attended the South
Carolina dental association the past,
week in Georgetown.
Mrs. Ray Kohn is in the Columbia
hospital where she has undergone
two operations. Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Kohn and Miss Gertrude Bobb spent;
Monday with her.
THE BOOKS HAVE CLOSED
AND THE SHOW BEGINS
Several More Cadidates Came in at
Last Moment. Paul Mocre With
draws?All Have Opposition
Except Carter
The time for filing pledges for the
state oflices closed Monday at noon
and the campaign opens at Columbia
Tuesday and then the start around
the state x^eglns. Mr. Swearingen
withdrew from the race for governor
and entered the race for reelection
as state superintendent of education.
Mr. Paul Moore withdrew from the
race for state superintendent of education
and several entries wer^ filed
on Monday.
The following is the complete list
for state offices as telephoned The
Herald and News Monday 2 o'clock.
We do not give the congressional
races excent the third.
For Governor?Cole L. Blease, J.!
J. Czntey, William Coleman, John T.
Duncan, G. K. Laney, Thos. G. McLeod.
j
Lieutenant Governor?E. C. L.
Adams, E. V. Jackson, J. K. Owens.
Attorney General?-Harold Eubanks,
D. M. Winter, S. M. Wolfe.
Comptroller General?Walter E.1
Duncan, T. Hagood Gooding.
State Superintendent of Education
?Mrs. Eessie R. Drake, J. H. Hope,
0. D. Seay, C. H. Seigler, Mrs. Martha
Wallace, J E. Swearingen. I
Secretary of State?W. Banks
Dove. J. C. Dozier.
Statfe Treasurer?S. T. Carter.
Adjutant and Inspector General?
Thos. B. Marshall, Robert E. Craig.
Commissioner of Agriculture?B.
Harris, Geo. W. Wightman.
Congress Third District?Fred H.
Dominick, E. P. McCravey, S. H. She-1
rard.
CHAMBER COMMERCE MEMBERS
TO BE IN MOVIES
!
Every Member Requested to Meet at ^
Headquarters Tuesday afternoon
at 4 O'clock
The entire membership of the
Newberry chamber of commerce is
invited and urged to be persent at
the chamber of commerce headquarters
Tuesday afternoon (today),)
June 20th for the purpose of allow-;
ing the Rayon Film compteny to make'
" " 1
a moving picture 01 tne meinuciamp.
It is possible that some of the members
will not be able to be present,
but it is earnestly hoped that every
one that can possibly attend will do
so. , Th's picture is being made by j
the Rayon Film company, of which j
the Leslie brothers are in charge, for
the purpose of advertising Newberry.
Pictures of all other organiza-,
tions in Newberry are being made
and as soon as they are ':onin!eted
they will be shown at the "pcra house
1 ? -A nlonoc nf
anci poss.oiy itu utnci j.; i?<_ >_ o ^v?? ?
Newberry.
In view of the fact that the New-,
berry chamber of commerce is one
Organization that devotes its every
effort to the upbuilding of Newberry
city and county, every member should
avail themselves of the opportunity j
to be in the picture, which in all reality
will be a great boost for Newberry,
so let every one of us be present
promptly at 4:00 p. m. with a
great big smile on our faces. Don't
let the cameraman catch us with a
frown?let Newberry be advertised
as a "City of Smiles." Don't forget
the date and the time and be sure to
be there and tell every one you Gee
i ;
10 DC meie. j
Directors to Meet
As Tuesday is the regular date for
the meeting of the board of directors
every member of the board is
requested to be present in time for
the picture and immediately after
they will go into session to transact
such business a will come before the
board. I
As previously announced several
times, the board of directors are always
glad to have any of the members
meet with them, and as you will
come to be in the picture, you are in
vited to remain tor the directors
meeting and if you have something
in mind which you would like to bring
before the board you will have an
opportunity to do so.
When opportunity knocks, some ;
wait for it to pick the lock.
HARDING OPPOSES ' I
MUSCLE SHOALS BILL
?- . . !
Does Not Want Acticn at This Time (
by Congress on Pending
Bills
Washington, June 12.?President <
Harding is understood to have taken
a determined stand today against ae- ,
c
tinri >,v rono-ress at this time on pend- ?
ing bills for disposal of the govern- j
merit's nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals, 7
Ala. J
The views of the president as out- e
lined, it was stated to Representative
Mondell of Wyoming, Republican
leader, at the White House, were con- t
veyed to the Republican steering j
committee, charged with the task of ^
framing the legislative program of ^
the house. Members of the commit- ^
tee declined to indicate whether they ^
would recommend action on the bill or
let the whole, question go over until
the December se-ssion. j
There was(no intimation as to how j
the president regarded the proposal ,
of Henry Ford for lease of the property
beyond the statement that he
felt the matter was too big to be j
considered hurriedly and in what (
members regarded as the closing' period
of the present songress.
- ? . . ? ...
Dr. Derrick at 15rooklanc2
Last Wednesday's State contained
an interesting account of the annual
commencemeht of the Brookland
high school, from which we are ^
pleased to reproduce the part of especial
interest to Newberry people (
and many others, as follows:
"The feature of the program was '
the address by Dr. Derrick. He spoke,
of the great need in the world today .
of n en and women fit to meet the
trials and tribulations which are sure
to come and he deplored the fact that :
the graduating class was of such meager
size. He said the world was wait- (
ing to receive young men and women
of high ideals and character; that it
was already filled with people of the .
ordinary.
"Dr. Derrick impressed upon his ;
listeners the fact that there is 'noth- ;
ing new under the sun/ that' there
was little change in the essential features
of human nature and that the <
same influences that swayed Solomon,
Caesar and Napoleon sway the world
today.
He dwelt upon the fact that the
world today- was governed by a passion
for materia1 gain an(l that men
and women were prone to worship
the moneyed men instead of being endowed
with a spirit of brotherly love
for each and every one." .
Autos and Children
A taxicab company says in an advertisement:
"The next time you
see a little boy or girl crossing the
street just ahead of your car?don't
try to blow them out of the way with
your horn. Use your brake. Suppose
the child were your own?what
would you do? Probably come to a
quick stop. Then why not do the
same for the other chap's child? Man
to man, now?do you want some little
chap to cry all his life because you
made him a cripple."
There is a sermon to automobile
drivers in the doctrine of using the
brake instead of the horn. It is true
that children should not play in the
streets, and it would be better for '
them to use as much judgment about ,
crossing streets as adults?though
even the grownups do not always dis- ,
play a judgment that is faultless. 1
However, the fact is that one of the .
qualities of childhood is impetuosi
ty. Children playing safely in a :
yard will suddenly decide to cross
the street and away they go, with- 1
out looking to see whether a car is
i
coming. A driver may go ahead.
Declaring he-has the right to- 'be in
the street, yet in such cases-applying
the brake usually will prevent an ^
accident and blowing the horn only
confuses the child t and makes acci- <
dents all the more likely. #
The exercise of due diligence can j
not always be expected and the bur- ]
den of saving children from injury j
or death rests on the person who sits ,
at the steering wheel. Sounding the (
horn is the common practice, but ap- (
plyig the brake is a demonstration of
sounder judgment. ? Indianapolis
News. ' |
l
When an ideal becomes an ordeal,!
it is time for a new deal.
RESIDENCE BURNS i]
DURING FUNERAL^
-rowd Rushes From Grave of Captain '
Humbert to Save Household i
Effects
Special to The State. ;
Laurens, June 12.?Today shortly'
tfter the noon hour, as the funeral
service's of the late tapt. Joseph B.
Humbert were being concluded at '
Blount Bethel church, the late home
)f Captain Humbert was totally de- ;
itroyed by fire.
This singular and distressing inci- :
Jent took place just about the time ,
he benediction at the graveside was ,
oeing pronounced, and hundreds of (
people at the funeral hurried to the (
ire, two miles distant, and many of
;hem assisted in removing the furlishings
from the dwelling. Miss
Ludie Taylor, a near neighbor who
tfas not well enough to attend the
"uneral, hurried to the Humberrt ,
i -t
nome upon seng tne volumes ui
alack smoke i-iuing from the house
and, finding the doors locked, she
;eized a ( farm tool with which f she
broke open the front door and dii\ect&d
several negro farm hands and servants
who had assembled to begin
the removal of the furniture.
The fire broke out, it seems, in the
roof of the kitchen on the east side of
the dwelling and as the wind was
blowing from the west the rescue
cvorkerG had time tV) save much of the
Household furnishings.
The home of Captain Humbert was
Diie of the most substantial and commodious
country residences in the
county and, although it had been remodeled
from time to time it retained
its old colonial effect and beauty.
The funeral was attended by a
?reat gathering from the surrounding
ciuntryside and many visitors
from various points in the state, including
Greenville, Spartanburg, Andersn,
Williamston, Honea Path and
Laurens. The services were led by
the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Harlev, who
was assisted by the Rev. J. E. Mahaffey
of Honea Path and the Rev. A. E.
Holler, presiding elder of the Andereon
circuit.
In addition to the regular church
service, a full sketch of the life of
Captain Humbert, prepared by Capt.
William D. Sullivan, a brother-inlaw,
was read by the pastor. The
floral tributes embraced a large and
beautiful collection. Interment was
in the Humbert family burial plot in
the church graveyard.
? I
REPUBLICANS LEAD
FIGHT FOR FORD
i
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Democrats Believe Success May
Be Attained by Eschewing
Politics.
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special 10 j. ne tiuiic. . ,
Washington, June 12.?Democrats
in the house, who are advocating the
acceptance of the Henry Ford offer
for Muscle Shoals, concluded tonight
to leave to pro-Ford Republicans the
task of securing early action on this
important Southern subject.
They argued that if success is to be
scored it must result from Republican
leadership, as Democratic aggression
would inspire belief on the part
of some that the issue was political.
It hi their understanding that a considerable
Republican element, despite
the antipathy of Republicans to
Southern developments au government
expense, and their antipathy to
Ford, the individual, are amendable
to the American farm bureau federation.
That organization is already
prodding the Republicans and reminding
them that in this election year,
when Republican prospects are not
too good, the farmers will certainly
exert themselves to defeat their enemies
at the polls.
The pro-Ford Republicans,, it is un- J
Jerstood, have already undertaken
:o 'secure from the rules committee a
rule giving preference to the Muscle
Shoals proposition. Unless sucn ruie ,
is obtained, it is regarded as doubt- j
rul that Muscle Shoals partisans could
nake headway against the Republican
mchine. The Democrats, who are
ictively behind the pro-Ford Republi.iar<i,
are representative of all South- (
>rn states. The solid Southern vote
,vill be cast for Ford. There will not
)e a single defection, it is indicated. 1
H. W. R. i
''The love of money is the root of
ill evil," and it's an everlasting love, j
MUTILATED BODY
FOUND ON TRACK
MYSTERY SURROUNDS KILLING
OF YOUNG GIRL
Supposed to Have Visited Grave of
Sister, Who Also Met Tragic
Death
The State.
Greenville, June 12.?Supposedly
leaving her home at Donwood some
time during the early part of last
night for the purpose of visiting the
srrave of her little sister, who was instantly
killed last Monday when her
clothing was caught on the emergency
brake of an automobile and she
was hurled to death in the road, Ellen
Livingston, 17 year old daughter of
B. F. Livingston, was found dead on
the tracks of the Southern railway
between Donwood and Graceland
cemetery early this morning. The
body was badly mutilated and gave
evidence of having been dragged for
some distance under the wheels of a
locomotive, it was stated.
The father was unaware of the absence
of his daughter until she failed
to appear at breakfast, and a search
was instituted. Being notified thatj
an unidentified 'body had been found,
the ainxious parent rushed to the undertaking
establishmet and found his
child. The right arm was severed at
the shoulder, the left at the wrist and
her right foot at the ankle while the
skull was fractured and severe
wounds were inflicted in the right
side.
According to the parents,, the girl
Viorl Kaon /loonl'.r <vnrp?i?pH hv the
HOU wwu , Vtwv^/Ajr wvy* ^ ?
death of her little sister, to whom she
was devoted, and, although prevented
from at'tertttyfig the funeral, had visited
the grave many ^ffiries.' Because
she had gone to the cemetery yesterday
morrung to place ir f ew flowers
on the grave and had expressed her
intention of returning irt the afternoon,
it is supposed that she crept out
of the house some time after 9
o'clock last night and met with the
accident between that time and
morning.
Although Coroner Vaughan said
tonight he had gathered no evidence
of foul play, an inquest will be held
over the body at 3:30 tomorrow af
terilOOJl. L\a.UY?<%y uispcv. i>uia iia'?
studied the circumstances surrounding
the tragedy carefully, but have
thus far been unable to discover what
train ran ov.r the child.
VISCOUNTESS ASTOR
"JOLLY GOOD FELLOW"
Welcomed Home by English Speaking
Union After Her Visit to
America
London, June 12.?V:6C0untess As+?% ?
moo Viailnr] oc "iaIIv orrtnH fftllw"
UU i vrao uciiibu m jvhj ^wv* ?
oy a gathering of 400 at a dinner J
given today by the English Speaking
union to accord the first woman to J
take her seat as a member of the .1
house of commons, a welcome home If
after her American tour. Jg
Mns. WLntringham, who shares the 0
honors of feminine representation in
parliament with the Virginian, united
with Lord Lee of Farnham in saying
nice things about the guest of
honor's work in parliament and the fill
unofficial mission she performed re- g
cently in America. B
The English Speaking union is the
only Anglo-American fellowship eo- ||l
ciety, and they were present in force '?
to hear the women commoners on th< .1
first occasion they have spoken from
the same table.
Viscountcss Astor was attired in a /
lemon gown with green girdles, with i
two ropes of pearls around her neck.
In characteristic fashion she sermonized,
admonished and joked for an J %
hour. In her peroration she alluded I . j
to the Washington conference, say"America
had a chance to bujld the j
greatest navy in the world; she gave J
it up with as much grace as the greatest
navy in the world gave up its long
reign of the seas." .
Some men's popularity begins and
?nds with himself. / '
When one considers the Russian
jear he knows trouble's bruin in Eu ope.
A fool and his money are surely ^ Jfl
)arted when bootleg is bought ( \M:
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