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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JULY 3, 1907. NO. 4O.
An Exchange of Greetings With
A BIG SUCCESS.
Exercises Opened By Capt. (Gonzales
'Who Introduces Gov. Ansel, Who
Presents the Speakers of the Occa
sion.-H. St. George Tucker, Pres
ident of Exposition, and Hon. Wal
ter Hazard Deliver Addresses.
A dispatch from Norfolk, Va., to
The State says Friday was observed
at "South Carolina Day" at the Jam
estown Exposition with Gov. Ansel.,
his staff, the South Carolina State
commission, .the Second regiment of
infantry, South Carolina National
Guard, and several hundred South
Carolinians present to participate in
the events on the day's programme.
The exercises were called to order
on time by Capt. Wm. E. Gonzales,
chairman of the South Carolina com
mission, who, in a very happy man
ner, felicited the South Carolinians
upon being there at that time among
the hospitable Virginians. He then
presented Gov. Ansel, who, it was
announced, would preside over the
Gov. Ansel was given an ovation.
Capt. Gonzales' statement that at the
evening _reception South Carolina
would be "at home in Virginia's'
house" was also cheered heartily.
Gov. Ansel spoke briefly but feel
ingly and in an impromptu manner,
which -showed his appreciation all
the more. After expressing his
thanks fcr the warm welcome, Gov.
Ansel said he brought to. everybody
in Virginia the greeting of everybody
in South Carolina. There is a warm
spot In the heart of every South Car
olinian for Virginians because there
are many sad and sacred spots in
Virginia 'dear to South Carolinians.
He brought the greetings of the State
of South Carolina to the commission
for its great achievement-a work
which had been so highly compli
mented on all sides.
He then with pleasure introduced1
"the- chief magistrate of the greatest
State in the Union, except South Car
olina, which is her peer, Gov. Claude
E. Swanson of Virginia."
Go. Swanson also was given an
ovation. He is a man of striking
presence and of charming personality
He is a trained speaker, an eloquent
man and a Virginian.
He first complimented the South
Carolina militia, saying that he was
proud that they could yell as lustily
as did their fathers on Virginia soil
in days gone by. There have always
been close ties-and warm and loving
friendships between Virginia and
South Carolina. In the- days of the
organization of the government Vir
ginia was large and South Carolina
was small. Virginia gave to South
Carolina the right to one of her seats.
in the congress, for she knew that,
the place would be filled with bril
liace and patriotism.
He closed with ~a beautiful tribute'
to the life of Calhoun, which is worth
more to the State of South Carolina
as a heritage than a great fortune.
Gov. Ansel after thanking Gov.
Swanson for his eloquent references
to South Carolina. presented the pres
ident of the association, hon. St.
In a graceful speech of a very few
minutes Mr. -Tucker quite made a
personal friend of every South Caro
linian in the auditorium. He com
plimented the South Carolina militia
upon Its fine appearance and spoke
beautfully of those South Carolin
ans. whom he had seen many years
ago, men who had made glorious
many a stream. many a hill, many a
field in old Virginia.
He spoke of the greatest Carolin
ian, Wade Hampton. Not so great in
intellect as Calhoun. for no American
has been so great, but Hampton was
greater in all his matchless self-con
trol.. He concluded by saying that
South Carolina outranks all other
States because she has preserved to
a better degree the ideals of former
days with the pluck and progress of
The military feature of South Cart
olina day was a great success despite
the weather. When the troops form
ed for the parade there was a heavy
shower, but the blue jackets from the
war vessels in Hampton Roads and
the marines marched with a swinging
step and took position as if it were
a pleasure to do honor to the State
of South Carolina.
First came the Twenty-third reg
iment of infantry, headed by a su
perb band. This was followed by
three companies of blue jackets al
the head of which was a bugle corn
and band. Nine companies of ma
rines in the dressy uniforms followed
Then came a squadron of calvary ana
a company of artillery, the latter ex
citing much admiration. and finally
came Col. H'enry T. Thompson and
-the Second South Carolina. headed
by Shumnacher's band. The 11 com
panies from South Carolina were sup
plemented by one from New York.
commanded by Capt. John S. Thomp
son, brother of gol. Thompson..
When' the' parade was over many
people crowded around to congratu
late Gov. Ansel and the commission
ers not only upon South Carolina's
fine exhibit, but uponl the entire suc
cess of "South Carolina day."
Following the official ceremonies
the celebration of the day was contin
d at the South Carolina exhibit pal
e, where the Palmetto State has an
acetionally fine exhibit of its pro
uctsp cpyn almost one entire
des ocuepailace. South Carolina
e was therved to all callers. being
poured by ladies of the official South
Carolina party and -evdb aa
he irday's celebration was brouh
toacoewth an official receptiol
toha coeuth Carolina party in th
irgini Sott building O.As
had as their guests -v farfiegini
3aryland, Gov. Swanson of iisteri
- and Hon. Frank Oliver.- miie Ca
the interior for the Dom'nion of a
Gypsies Carried Fortunes
MIany thousands of dollars mo~t
in gold coins, were foun ncn~
bags in the wagons of a tribe <f rt
sies arrested on the outsit
Springfield, 111., the other day. f
stealing. One sack alone contamfl
Columbia Visitor Tells Some Mar
Says He Has Been a King in New He
brides Islands and Is Now a
Col. John F. Hobbs, a native of the
Duch Fork of Lexington county. who
has been king of the cannibals in the
.New Hebrides Islands. Oceania, part
owner of "The New York News" and
part owner and proprietor of the
New York Review of Reviews, accor
ding to his statements to a Columbia
Record man Thursday morning, is
in Columbia, visiting his kinsman,
Dr. J. Edwin Boozer. 1*16 Blanding
street. He hasn't visited his king
dom in 12 years, he says, but is still
king, and is thougkt by his subjects
to have ascended into heaven. He is
at present a resident of New York.
Col. Hobbs talked freely, when lo
cated by a Record man at the Bailey
Copeland store . With him was his
little daughter. He is a man of
about fifty, but wore a jaunty red
tie and a never-fading smile.
Pulling himself together within
an air of ease, the colonel proceeded
to tell of his experience. "In the ear
ly eighties my heelth began to leave
me and my physician insisted that I
should take a trip abroad and settle
in Australia. This I did and I soon
gained flesh and strength and I
soi:ght my native land. I came back
to this country in 1885 and studied
law for two years in Atlanta. My
health again failed me and I went
back to Australia and from there to 1
the New Hebrides islands. The na
:ives of that country at once took a
iking for me and made me their
king against my will. They gave me I
everything and did everything to t
make my life a pleasant one.
"I left the islands in 1889 and
went to New York, whert I was mar- I
ied. With my wife I returned to C
he islands, and she was made queen. I
taught them that it was wrong to 1
at their fellow man and soon they
learned it was wrong and developed I
into great hunters and fishermen and
ived on their catches.
"There are over two hundred is- c
lands in the group and' upon each -s
land a tribe lives and each tribe
;peaks a different language. I soon
earned to speak their tongues and
many learned to converse with me in
"Each time that I left the island S
they firmly believed that I had gone
to heaven, returned to the 'Great
Father' that gave me to them. The
last time I left was in 1887 and I
have not returned since. My home
is in New York and my business is
he same as yours. newspaper busi
aess. I am interested in several pub
ications of the great metropolis and
3t present I am on the staff of the
Cew York News. Leaving here I
will go to my native home. up in the e
Dutch Fork. where I will spend a
few days and from there 1 will go to
Atlanta, where I have some property
o look after.
"From Atlanta I go to WashingtonI
where I have an appointment with
President Roosevelt on the 10th of
July, and from there I go to New
York. Then I go to my summer
home, at Paleaville, Catckkill moun
tains, New York. My wife and
youngest child are there now.
The colonel has not been back to
his island since he left them twelve
years ago. The affairs of the islands
are looked over by two of his chiefs,.
one a big giant, seven feet. ten in
hes in height and the other a mid
Col. Hobbs says he will never re- 1
turn to the Islands unless something
goes wrong and his services are need
Col. Hobbs is related to the Booz
ers, Fleazers, Houseals and other1
prominent families of Columbia and
a number throughout the State.
WILL MEET AT ORANGBURG.
South Carolina Undertakers Select
Next Meeting Place.
A special from Columbia says
the final sessions of the under
takers' convention were held on last
Wednesday, the numbers on the pro -
gram of most interest being a series
of demonstrations on three subjects
.reserved for the purp~ose by Col.
Clarke. of Clarke School of Embalm
ing at Cincininatti.'This expert shows
the delegate a number of new wrin
kles that had not been .seen before
nd his talk was appreciated.
Resolutionis of r'egret were adopt
ed on the death of MIr. John F. An
el. of WValhalla.
''ragebuirg was chosen as the
1ext meeting place.
New officers were elected as fol
ows: President. W\. Hamptonl Dukes.
f Ornge>urg: first vice-president.
;.LM Van Mletre. of Colunmbia: se
ond vice-president. T. J. 31eCartha.
Charleston; treasurerCi. .1. Ed. Reid.
Rock Hill: secretatry. James F. Mlack
ay. reenvi lie.
Executive commnittee. J1. F. Mlack
ey. Greenville: W- W. Mloore, Barn
ell John D). Wood. G;reers.
AUTO TURNS TURTLE.
And a Yale Student, Wh'Io W~as Driv
ing. Was Killed.
At New H-aven. Conn.. Thursday,
bythe overturning of an automobile,
Daniel Lee tOliver. of llegheny. Pa.
school of Yale. was instantly killed:
C. Colson,. a senior atSefld
w vas seriously injured . ;trohel
Jones. a Sheffield junior, of Redb>ank,
. Y. and E. Hudson. a guesi at til
Yale commencement. wei'e slightl
hu e car struck an iron post, shot
over a 1 .--foot emubankmett turning
ccmpletely over. Oliver was driving
the car at the tinnme of the fatal acci
THE I)EAI)LY NAIL.
7oug Pearl Forrester of Anderson,
lDies With Lockjiaw.
IAt Anderson little 31is:s Pearl For
rester. the' ten-year-old dlaughter of
Mr. and Mirs. .1. A. Fo'rrster'. of the
O rr Mi11 village, died Thursday morn
iig from lockjaw. She stepped on a
- nail about ten days ago and several
ays ago the dreaded disease took
r hold of her. She suffered terribly
I nd her death was a most horrible
SHE TELLS WHY.
Miss Loving Tells the Tale of
DRUGGED AND RUINED.
Uiss Elizabe th. the Young Daughter
of Judge Loving, Goes on the
Stand and Relates the Hoirid
Treatment She Received at the
Hands of Young Estes, While They
Were On That Lonely Ride.
At Houstan, Va., on Wednesday af
:ernoon, of last week, between stif
ing sobs, with tears streaming from
ier bright blue eyes and violently
truggling to control her emotions,
iss Elizabeth Loving, who has oc
upied the centre of the stage in the
rial of her father, Judge Wm. G.
oving, for the murder of Theodore
stes, told on the witness stand the
tory of her alleged ruin at the handsl
>f the young man her father shot
lown. The recital *as probably the
nost dramatic ever heard in a Vir
;inia court of justice and rivaled, if
Lot surpassed. in point of atrocious
ess the story told by Evelyn Nesbit
haw of her experience with Stan
ord White. It was the same story
he said she told to her father on
he day of the tragedy.
At the afternoon session Judge
arksdale ordered the court room
leared of all persons except those
.irectly interested and the newspa
er correspondents. In a few seconds
he crowd had filed their way out.
verybody knew this step was pre
iminary to the placing on the stand
f Miss Loving. Miss Loving, weep
ag, took the arm of Attorney Lee,
ading counsel for the defence, who
d her to the stand.
She wore a black skirt and waist,
lack hat and veil of the same color.
he lifted her veil and began her
tory. For the first few minutes she
ad to be allowed to stop at intervals
a order to dry the tears which con
inuously ran down her face. During
he recital several attorneys for the
efence and Judge Loving, his young
on and Miss Annie Snead, a sister
f Mrs. Loving, gave way to tears.
Miss Loving testified that she was
v years of age; that her relation
ith her father was always affection
te, that he had "always been a most
"Relate to the jury in your own
ords everything that took place be
ween yourself and your father when
e called you into his room."
"He told me that Uncle Harry
nead had told him that Theodore
stes had brought me home the night
efore in a drunken and unconscious
ondition. and he wanted me to ex
lain to him what it all meant. I
rent over and knelt down by father
.nd put my arms around him and he
put his arms around me. and as soon
,s I could speak I told him that
rhile I was in Lovingston, Theodore
Dstes had asked me to go driving
rith him; that I first refused, but
hat on Annie Kidd insisting I did go
inally, but thought we would only
:o a little way. I did not put my
tat on: just thought it was to be a
hort drive. We first drove out to
rards Oakridge station. drove about
alf way to Oakridge station, then
urned around and came back
hrough Lovingston and stopped at
us house. Ige told me he was go
ng in his house a minute. would I
rait there and hold the horse until
te came hack. He was in the house
ive or six minutes. He came back
bd we drove on down through Lov
ngston, through the Gap and down
telow Mr. Coleman's old place, and
urned around and came back to
ards Lovingstonl. Just before we
tot to the Gap he took out a bottle
)f whiskey and asked me to take a
Irink of it, and I did take a swallow
>f it. I told father I thought it
nust have been drugged, because I
mmedately began to get dizzy and
souldrit see things. Everything comn
enced to dance before me. and I
tske-i him. to take me home at once.
ack. to Lovingston. When we got
:o where one road turns down and
'ne up the mountain, instead of turn
ug towards Lovingston. he started
up the mountain. I asked him to
Lake me home at once. that I was
reeling very badly and was sick. so
please take me. He didn't answer
tne at all. but drove on-as rapidly as
he could. So father then asked me
it he attemplted to assault me. I
told him that he had forced himself
upon me. I screamed but I suppose
no one heard me: and that I then
ost consciouisness and did not re
mcmber anythinig after that until I
was at Mrs. Kidd's house that night.
When I told father that, he had got
o hie and unnatural looking that
it scared me. I ran out to mother
nd told her I believed I had killed
At the concluisioni of her statement
Miss Loving regained composuire and
the cross-examinlationL by the prose
A Map Pre'senfted.
.torney Dan'l Harmon presented
map of the country over which the
uggy ride was taken, and asked that
the witness fix the point wher'e Estes
gave her a drink. She could not re
member exactly, but designated the
neighorhood. She was then asked
where the assault occurred, to which
she replied that it was af'tei' she and
Estes had turned up the mountain
"When did you r'emember' gainina
"Durinig the night at Mrs. Kidd's."
'Do vou r'emnember telling Mr's.
Ki dd that vou had taken too large i
drn n hty~ did that on1ce be
Di you not get out of the buigg~s
nd walk up the steps and into thE
house without assistance.
"O the next mornling did vou seE
Mi's Sheldon. the dressmaker? Dir
Miss Sheldon come up to take you
measure for a dress?"
Dnot Mrs. Estes, mother o
Theodore. come to see you on th
day after the assault and give you.
cup of chocolate?"
"Did you not take breakfast at th
OURS RANKS THIRD
The Naval Force of America and
While Japan's Rank Fifth.-Aneri
can Military Officers Speculate on
the Outcome of a War
When the president left town last
week it was not reasonable to ex
pect that Washington would be dull,
but the war scare came along at an
opportune time. There isn't any
doubt that, a great deal more has
been made of this little misunder
standing with Japan than the situa
tion has really justified; but then
Washington is full of eager newspa
per correspondents and it is also full
of army and navy officers, men whose
hope of early advancement in their
profession of arms is conflict with
some other power. It is weary bus
iness, this sitting down in piping
times of peace waiting for older offi
cers to die off or be retired. It is a
ong time between promotions, and
the inactivity is killing to men who
are young and ambitious and thirst
for martial glory.
It is no wonder, then, that every
time the United States has a diplo
matic misunderstanding with some
other government Washington talks
war. If army and navy officers had
their way all our ambassadors and
ministers would be recalled and diplo
macy relagated to the limbo of for
gotten things. The sword would be
the only arbiter, the drum would
beat, the bugle call, and the land be
gay with the panoply of- war. But,
fortunately for the country, it is not
the nation's warriors who are charg
ed with responsibility; and the
chances that we shall have to fight
the Mikado's yellow men are remote
But regardless of the improbabil
ity of a rupture between the two na
tions, military officers are already
speculating quietly upon the possi
bility of an estrangement, and com
parrisons are being made of the re
spective strength of the navies of
the two countries. In their minds
they have begun to dispose of the
American navy in places where the
most effective results. could be ob
tained. To be sure, officers of re
sponsibility studiously refrain from
discussing a matter of this kind,
knowing that it is the desire of the
administration not to accentuate an
already acute situation. But their
ommendable reserve in this respect,
has not estooped them. as well as
others, from examining the naval re
cords of the world's powers and as
ertaining the fighting strength of
the Japanese navy as compared with
The following table shows how the
two nations stand in naval equip
Type of vessels. U. S. Japan.
Battleships .. .. .. .. 21 11
Armored cruisers . . .. 8 10
Protected cruisers.. .. 43 19
Torpedo boats. ... 32 77
Destroyers..... . ...16 54
Submarines.. .. .. .. 8 7
Coast defense.. .. ..11 3
The number oi 2.sels to be built
uder existing appropriations by
each nation is as follows:
ype of vessels. U. S. Japan.
attleships.. .. .. ... 8 3
rmored cruisers ....4 4
rotected cruisers.. . 3 - 1
estroyers .. ..........
Compared with other nations of
the world, the navy of the United
States ranks third and Japan's fifth.
ost of the Japanese ships are in
ome waters, the same being true of
those of the United States. The pick
f our navy is now at Hampton
Roads, or the vicinity, nineteen of
the battleships and armored cruisers'
being rendezvoused there on account
f the Jamestown exposition in addi
tion to a large torpedo and subma
Fire Wipes Out Seven Blocks Adjoin
ing Exposition Grounds.
By the explosion of a gasoline
stove in the Berkeley Hotel at Pine
Beach adjoining the Jamestown Ex
position grounds, Wednesday, seven
b~locks, comprising sixty-five hotels,
saloons, eating houses and freak
shows, were burned to the ground.
The loss is estimated at $225,000.
Five persons--a negro boy, three
white women and an infant-died
in the flames.
Detective Peyton, of the secret ser
vice department of the Exposition,
rescued a woman who was uncon
scious in her bed in the Arcade Hotel
His mother and sister were stopping
at this hotel. Miss Peyton, after es
caping from the burning building
told her brother she had left her
jewelry in her room. He rushed in
to the burning building, but by mis
take entered the w'ong room. Here
le found the woman..
home of Mrs. Kidd on the following
The prosecution brought the state
ment from the witness that she had
Inot mentioned a single word of her
Iexperience on the evening prior to
peole she met on the same day. She
had talked pleasantly with the moth
er of the victim on the morning of
the tragedy. but had not mentioned
her experience to her. The witness
'was asked if before she went buggy
riding she had not taken a drink of
whiskey at Estes' store, to which she
"Did you drink in Estes' store on
The defence objected to the ques
tion and the jury left the court room.
Mr. Boulding, who was conduct
ing the cross-examination, said that
his motive in asking the question was
to show that Miss Loving was in the
Ihabit of drinking whiskey. However,
the prosecution waived the question
Iwithout Jugde Barksdale rendering
an opinion. but intimated that it
might he brought up again at the
Mr. Boulding stated that he ex
peted to show that Theodore Estes
wa guilty of no impropriety to Miss
Loing. The jury was brought back
int the court room and the question'
Miss Loving, in answer to ques
tions, stated that she was an experi
horsewoman and weighed about 14(
Th is concluded the cross-examinla
tion and the court adjiourned for thi
He Attempted to Whip Adopted
Son When Wife Interferred.
The Woman Picked Up Gun and Shot
Her Husband, and Then Went On
With Her Work.
A special to The Augusta Chronicle
says Thursday evening, Filmore
Lathan, a prosperous farmer, living
five miles east of Salley was shot
by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Lathan.
He was attended by Dr. P. A. Phil
lips and Dr. T. A. Jones of Spring
field, who found it necessary to am
putate all of the fingers of his right
hand except the thumb. About fifteen
or twenty shot entered his right side
near the point of the hip, but the
doctors were unable to ascertain if
they penetrated the abdominal cavity
or not. Lathan is seriously if not
Filmore Lathan is said to be a
hardworking man of some means but
is of a high and passionate nature.
His wife is said to be of a like na
ture. Thursday evening Lathan at
tempted to whip an adopted boy
when his wife interferred causing a
difficulty between them in which she
struck Lathan with a stick. Lathan
grabbed up a double-barrelled shot
gun and snapped it in the breast of
his wife, who stepped back into the
house and picking up another gun
shot Lathan as above described.
People who knew them blame La
than. After shooting Lathan his,
wife went on with her work as usual.
ROBBERS USE AN AUTO.
Vanderbilt Race Course Selected for
Robbers in the state of Long Is
land have taken to the use of the
automobile, A number of i-obberies
ave been committed on the course
>n which the Vanderbilt Cup race
was run and in each case the robbers
iave come to the house and escaped
n an automobile. The latest theft
was committed near Minneola, L. I.
n the Jerico turnpike, near Krug's
orners, where the fastest running
as done in the famous race last
Eall. Herman Schwerter, a farm
land in ihe employ of Charles Os
vald was attacked and made uncon
cious by the use of chloral. Then
,he safe in the house was robbed of
1,000 and valuable jewelry. The
Irio of robhers came to the farm in a
ed razing car and then escaped.
When Oswald and his wife returned
.o the farm they found Schwerter
agged and unconscious. It took
three hours to revive them.
Mr. Oswald saw the robbers while
,hey were on their -way to his home.
-e and his wife were driving along
the road. They met a car in which
here were three men. All wore
aps and were dressed alike. When
chwerter revived he told the story
>f the crime. He said he was writ
ng a letter, when there came a
.nock at the door. He opened it and
vas confronted by three men, all in
utomobile caps and dressed alike.
'he men questioned him until they
found he was alone and then
wo overpowered him, while the
;ird rushed in and forced choral in
to his mouth.
After seeing the man helpless on
he floor the .robbers broke the safe
with a pickax they had gotten in the
barn, removed $1,000 and fled. It
was an hour before Mr. and Mrs.
swald returned. They summoned
the sheriff, who called out all the
deputies in the county. A doctor
was summoned to care for Schwer
ter. A determined effort is being
rade to apprehend the criminals,
because of the fact that there have
been so many robberies on the island
in which the robbers have escaped
in racing cars. The discription given
by Mr. Oswald is counted as an im
portant clue in the search.
THIEF AND INVENTOR.
Philadelphia Prisoner a Confirmied
Robber and Mechanical Genius.
Invention and thievery go hand in
hand with Joseph F. Svatk, confined
in the City hall at Philadelphia on
charge of robbing a saloon. The man
has a mottled record, and has lived
under a variety of assumed names.
He has been charged with and con
victed of every crime connected with
thieving from petty larceny to dar
ing burglaries and horse stealing.
Police records show that he is one of
the most expert robbers in the busi
ness and that his inventive genius
makes it almost impossible to impris
on him, as he picks all kinds of locks
and has never served a full sentence
for any charge of which he was con
victed and imprisoned.
Svatk is a mechanical genius. While
in prison he has perfected a number
of inventions to be used in the man
ufacture of shoes. For one of these
he received $1,000. For another,
which he also perfected during a per
iod of enforced confinement, and
which is for perforating shoe tips,
he has been offered a large sum and
big yearly percentages in royalties.
Tle man could make a living honest
ly, but he prefers to pilfer rather
HE WANTS TO GO.
Asked to Be Hanged in Place of His
At Montgomery, Ala., Rev. John
Beeman, a Baptist preacher and bro
ther of David Beeman, colored sen
tenced to be hanged on July 26 for
the murder of his wife made the re
quest in the oflic of Sheriff Belzer
Thursday that he be hanged in the
place of his brother.
'I amu much better prepared to die
than David," said John Beeman. "I
believe I would get to Heaven and
David would not. I believe it would
make a better man of David and Laat
he would meet me in heaven."
The negro spoke with earnestness
and said he was ready and willing to
suffer for the sins of his brother. He
is. an intelligent negro and realizes
what he is doing.
The negro seemed surprised and
hurt when told that the .ate could
not allow the sacrifice.
LOST IN A FOGe
Mr. and Mrs. W. Masuad Picked
Up Half Unconscious in
They Lost Their Bearings in a Fog
and Drifted About For Thirty
Hours at Sea.-The Supply of Gas
oline Gave Out When They Were
Far From Shore, and They Had
About Given Up All Hope.
After giving themselves up for lost
when they found that their tiny gas
oline launch had drifted out into the
open ocean in the sudden fog that
that swept over the Long Island
shore on Sunday evening, William
Masuad, manager of the Alhambra
Theatre, of Harlem, N. Y., and his
wife were picked up late Monday
night in a semi-conscious condition
cy the Canarsie-Bergen Beach ferry
boat Helen and Frank McAvoy.
For hours after the gasoline supply
of the tiny Capitola had been ex
hausted they were buffeted about by
waves that threatened to fill her with
every sweep. There was not a mor
sel of food on the little craft, nor
any prootection from the spray and
night chill. A single bottle of water
was soon exhausted.
When daylight came and no land
was to be seen, the occupants of the
launch practically gave up hope, and
gradually sank into a stupor in the
bottom of the launch. Then the re
turning tide caught up the little
craft and slowly swept it back into
the beaten track.
When the launch was sighted by
the captain of the Helen and Frank
McAvoy there was no sign of life on
board, and it was not until the latter
craft was actually picked up that.the
presence of the threatrical manager
and his wife was discovered. They
were revived to full consciousness
with dificulty and cared for by the
Mr. and Mrs. Masuad started out
n an aimless cruise off Bergen Beach
Sunday afternoon. They intended to
go to Rockaway Beawh for dinner,
and took no supplies from the beach
ottage, which they have rented for
the summer. Wnen some distance off
shore they came across James McIn
tyre. of McIntyre and Heath of "Ham
Tree" fame, who had a party of
friends in his launch, the Random.
- McIntyre saw the fog rolling in
and advised Masuad, who did not
know the coast, to keep the Capitola
lose to the Random. The fog set
tled down over the two launches and
for a time they xept together head
ing for Rockaway Point.
In some manner they became sep
erated. After an eratic course Mc
Intyre, in the Random finally made
shore at 4 o'clock in the morning.
About the same time the gasoline
on the Capitola gave out and Mastud
was forced to let her drift. When
daylight came and land was nowhere
in sight, he decided that he had
turned around in the fog and steamed
out to sea during the night.
According to the threatical man,
he and nis wife lost consciousness
during the agonizing day, and long
before they had drifted back in sight
of the coast they had given up hope.
They did not know that the tide had
carried them back over their eratic
ourse of Sunday night, nor did they
think of putting out distress signals.
The Helen and Frank took them to
Canarsie, where they spent Monday
night. They were taken to their
Bergen Beach cottage Tuesday, and
their physician says in a few days
they will be none the worst for their
thirty-hour drifting experience.
When Mr. McIntyre discovered
that the Capitola had not reached
shore he was much alarmed for their
safety, and at Bergen Beach it was
feared that they had been run down
by a larger craft. Mrs. Masuad is
a sister of Percy C. Williams, well
known on the vaudeville stage.
This is one of the near-tragedies
of as remarkable fog as ever swept
over Coney Island and the adjoining
beaches. It blew in from the sea,
completely blanketing a bright sun in
less time than it takes to tell it. So
thich was the fog that great drops of
water fell from the sky as the thicker
banks were driven inland.
MOST ATROCIOUS CRME
White Man Assaulted Colored Child
and Shot Colored Man.
A dispatch from Aiken says news
reached that city last Thursday of an
atrocious crime being committed
near Toale, on the edge of Aiken and
Orangeburg counties. Only rumors
ould be gotten, as no official notice
has been received by the authorities.
From what could be learned it
seems that the affair is about as fol
lows, or rather this is one side of the
story, and the other side cannot be
On Tuesday Dave Jeffcoat, a white
man of questionable repute, went to
the home of a negro named Fogle
and while Fogle was away working
in a field, assaulted his little daugh
ter, who is said to be about ten years
ole then, it is said, went to the
field where Fogle was at work and
there shot him with a gun, inflicting
a mortal wound. What occurred be
een offciall reported and owing
the distance the reportabcoulds ntrue,
sutfcataedgotten himself into ser
N egress Poisonis Seven Members of
On the charge of poisoning seven
members of her family, Cora Setzer
colored, was lodged in jail at Salis
urg N. C., to await trial in the su
I n a hearing before a .justice of th<
pace the girl pleaded guilty to plac
ig Rough on Rats in the coffee o:
her father and mother.
Five other members of the famill
also drank of the coffee and all came
near dying. A physician was callot
and the arrest of the girl followed.
She gave as a reason for her act:
that she wished to see the effect o
the poison. This was her third at
tempt, it is alleged, to end the live:
f her parents.
TOO MUCH FREE LOVE
Welles!ey Afraid Happy Colony
Will Corrupt Its Morals.
"The Home of Spontaneous Love"
at Wellesley, Mass., is.About to Be
The "Home of Spontaneous Love,"
at Wellesley, Mass., is.in danger of a
violent end, with big, burly, Wel
lesley policemen furnishing the vio
lence. The nominal reason is that
Massachusetts cannot very well p' ide
itself on its famous old Blue laws
and at the same time allow this free
love colony to exist. The real reason
it that the morals of the girl students
attending Wellesley college are in
grave danger, and the inhabitants of
the staid, old New England town are
very much shocked over the reputa
tion which the place has managed to
build up, and have determined to
run the colony out of town. Over
brook, as the free love colony run by
Frederick Reed, a former Wellesley
professor, is known makes no secret
of its idea of liberal morality, and,
as the result of the startling stories
of strange doings in this community,
Chief of Police Kingsbury, of Welles
ley, has decided upon a little investi
gation, and if-certain things are true;
well, goodbye to the "Home of Spon
Reed has run this free love colony
for two years, and his wife, who
strongly belives in his 'principles, has
helped him conduct it. There has
been absolutely no restrictions at
Overbrook, Reed maintained - that
"destiny" controls everything. While
the marriage contract is not decried.
it is not escential. The first protest
against the colony came from the
faculty of Wellesley college when it
was discovered that a number of the
students, girls, had been visiting the
places for some time. All of them
were fascinated by the absence of
restraint that is Ove rook's main
characteristic, and, moveover, they
saw nothing wrong and gre~v more
attached to the place with each visit.
Then the residents of the town of
Wellesley began to grow suspicious
when they saw painted women with
glittering diamonds frequent the
place. Wealthy business men of Bos
ton also made numerous trips to the
colony with women other than their
Strange tales were told of . the
beautiful lake in the center of Reed's
domain, where men and women were
wont to bathe, with or without bath
ing suits, mostly the latter, and of
the secluded walks which seemed to
be always populated. Men and wo
men who held a high position in so
ciety mingle- freely with the "unde
sirable citizens," and, consequently,
Wellesley decided to have the chief
of police make an investigation.
The women at Overbrook, that is
the regular female members of the
colony, wear bloomers. Reed declar
es this was the primitive dress of the
Greeks and Turks and that it is a
perfectly logical attire. The men go
about in overalls and don't pay any
particular attention as to how they
look. All lead a happy, care-free life
At present there are25 members of
the colony. Twelve of them are wo
men and most of these are pretty. At
times, however, the membership runs
to 100, and then life is indeed gay at
Overbrook. The work when they
please, which is not very often with
the most of them. They spend their
time, eating, sleeping, or lounging
around the building or grounds.
"It Is all one glorious family." de
clares Reed. "I do not see why any
one seriously objects to our colony.
When the Wellesley college girls be
gan coming here I welcomed them,
thinking that they had been directed
by fate. I could not see anything
wrong In permitting their visits.
None of them ever became members
of the colony. Now that the presi
dent of the college has objected to
their visits I am perfectly willing
that they remain away."
Body Was Hurled Throughl Car Win
dow and Fell in Aisle.
While a trolley car was speeding
over Brooklyn Bridge Thursday night
a man's body shot through the sec
ond window from the rear of the car
and fell in the aisle., Six passengers
in the car were badly frightened, and
the conductor, ofter a short exami
nation, saw that the man was dead.
Where the body came from is a
myr.The motorman says the
rontof the car did not strike the
m.The police think the man at
tempted to commit suicide by throw'
-ghimself ~from the promenade
above into the roadway in front of
the car, but misjudged the speed ~of
he car and landed against its side,
falling through an open window.- The
name of the dead man is supposed to
~e John Nelson.
HUSBAND COMMITTS SUICIDE
His Wife Had Gone to Her Mother's
With the Children.
Finding that his wife with their
two children had gone to the home
of his mother-in-law, Paul Wein
traub a salesman, 35-years-old, of
No. 72 Gerry street, Williamsburg,
N.Y. committed suicide early Thurs
a morning by inhaling gas in the
parlor of his home. He had been ill
as well as one of his children.
Before he killed himself he remov
ed the tips from three gas burners mf
the parlor and plunged up every hole
and crevice in the room. His suicide
was discovered by the family of Sam
uel Leverman on the floor above, who
were almost overcome by the fumes
of the escaping gas which had pen
etrated their rooms through an air
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Four Men Killed By ightning Dur
ing Thunder Storm.
At Spartanburgl. S. C.. Thursday
Joe Gossett -was struck by lightning
andinstantly killed while riding to
his home near Walnut Grove ahead
oofan approaching thunder storm. A
eihbor. who was riding a mule
aog with him, was also knocked
from his mount, but may recover
A dispatch from Winterville, Ga.,
says while hoeing in a field under a
clear sky, Jerry Carey, an old negro
was struck by a bolt of lightning
and instantly killed. He is the third
nero to be killed by lightning in thE
Cherokee Corner neighborhood dur
I ingthe last three days.
Buried His Wife's Little Daughter
Alive in a Refuse Hole.
Pretty Little Seven Year Old Mary
Newlin Buried Alive By Her Step.
father, Irwin Lewis, Who Is Now
In Jail-Lewis Admits Burying
Her But Declares That He Thought
Buried alive by her stepfather was
the tragic fate of pretty, little sev
en-year-old Mary Newlin, for. whose
death Irwin uewis is now in jail at
Chester, Pa., awaiting the action
of the grand jury. Lewis, thought
admitting that he buried his little
stepdaughter, declares he did not
murder her, or Know she was living
when he buried her. "I thought
her dead when she fell from the car
riage barn," he moaned in his de
ense at the coroner's investigation.
But his excuse was so flimsy,and
the weight of the evidence against
him so great that he was quicklf
remanded- to jail to await the Janu
ary term of court, and it was only the
prompt work of the sheriff and .his
deputies in getting him quickly out
of the little courthouse at Avondale,
where the hearing was held, that sav
ed the young Pennsylvania farmer
from death at the hands of the mob.
Lewis' partial confession was
wrung from him by District Attorney
acElree on the day in which his
stepdaughter's- tiny body was found
by W. C. Shelley and John O'Brien,
deputy sheriff, in a hole that L~wis
had declared he dug to bury some
refuse in. The one essential feature
to establish the murder without a
doubt on the young stepfather, the
admission that he killed the child,
acElree was unable to get. On
the contrary, the farmer insisted his
stepdaughter's death was due to her
fall from the carriage shed roof, and
that he buried the body -after finding
the child dead, giving as his reason
that he wished to spare his wife who
is in a delicate condition, the shock
of her daughter's death.
But the alert prosecutor was pre
pared for just such a move as this,
and startled the vast audience at the
inquest by producing medical evi
dence to show that the child died
of strangulation and suffocation.
There was not a mark nor a bruise
on the body of the child and she had
not been assaulted, as intimated. On
fier neck, however, were the marks
of fingers, showing -some one had
gripped the child by the throat, and
wound tightly around the neck there
was also 'a piece of string, fixed tight
enough to produce suffocation.
This partial confession upon the
stepfather's part removes all question
of kidnappers being mixed up In the
case, as was at first thought, and- it
is the opinion of everybody in Ches
ter county - that when the cell doors
closed on Irvin Lewis, the girl's real
murderer had been safely secured.
The prosecution is said to have two
witnesses under cover who will say
that Mary is said to have told them
that some one in her own home had
tried to kill her twice during the win
ter. The child Is said to have- divul
ged the attempts upon her life while
telling how much afraid she was f
her "dad," meaning young Lewis
"I always run and hide when .
see him coming," the dead child is
reported to have said to the two wit
nesses before she finally disappeared.
That she stood in deadly fear of her.
stepfather has been learned from
men and women who have worked
about the Lewis farm or visited it,
and who, on several occasions, watch- .
ed meetings between the dead girl
and her accused parent. There are
many who reside in the vicinity of
the alleged crime who believe that
Lewis is crazy, and that it will be nec
essary to either take him to an insane
asylum or have a commission inquire
into his state of mind before his
tral, still months -distant, is begun.
lDnamite Explosion Tore Workmen
As the result of a premature explo
sion of a box of dynamite near Tola,
Charlotte county, Va., Thursday af
ternoon, eight persons were killed
outright and six other persons ser-.
iously injured. The two Amria
killed were Edward Clark, ofi-ear
lotte county, fireman of a dinkey en
ge and Cornelius Sullivan, of Laml
oni Ill., foreman of. the McDermott
Construction company of' Chicago,
which has the contract for the con
struction of a part of the Tidewate
railway. The six others killed areal
I taians, who are known by numbs
rahr than names.
The accident happened in a deep
cut where a force of about fifteen
enwrenaed. A box contain
menwer eabotpounds exploded and
al in the immediate vicinity were
killed. The victims weretblobodies
atos, and'- fragment toirections.iFo
were scattered in al dretions scene
some distance aroundte cenep
heads, arms and legso are p into
One Italian was blw soa far upd into
tobendeg ouengine standing in the
ardse walwn to pieces. . The ex
vasio was blheard for miles around
andsi earwashouses were damaged by~
the eryf shock. The cause of the
theperini' unknown as the victims
weretho nly persons in the vicinity.
George Mason, an engineer, we fat
BLOWN TO PIECES.
Kils Himself .With Dynamite Be
cause Wife Rebuffed Him.
At Monroe, Mich., after his wife
had refused to come back and live
withhim because of his drinking
habits. George Kummer, a quarry
manwalked to the barn at the rear
of his wife's house, lay down onl the
o ord blew himself to pieces with
alooic of dynamite. He had carried
the ynite in his hand from the
thrdynhere he was employed,-an~d
quarnty, had planned the suicide if
hisen wfersisted in refusing to live
with him. All that was left of him
alterthe exlosion was his legs.