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BY SIR A. CONAN DOYILE.
In Three Chapters-Chapter IL
At three o'clock precisely I was at
Baker Street, but Holmes had not yet
returned. The land.ady informed me
that he had left the house shortly
after eight o'clock in the morning.
I eat down beside the fire, however,
.with the intention of awaiting him,
however long he might be. I was
already deeply Interested in .his in
quiry, for, though it was surrounded
by none of the grim and strange fea
tures which were associated with the
two crimes which I have already re
corded, still the nature. of the case
and the exalted station of his client
gave it a character of its own. In
deed, apart from the nature of the
investigation which my friend had on
hand, there was something in his
masterly grasp of a situation, and his
keen, incisive reasoning, which made
- it a pleasure te me to study his sys
tem of work, and to follow the quick,
subtle methods by which he disentan
gled the most inextricable mysteries.
So accustomed was I to his invari
able success that the very possibility
of his failing had ceased to enter
into my head.
It was close upon four before the
door opened, and a drunken-looking
groom, ill-keanpt and side-whiskered,
with an inflamed face and disreput
able clothes, walked into the room.
Accustomed as I was to my friend's
amaing powers In the use of dis
guises, I had to look three times be
fore I was certain that it was indeed
he. With a nod he vanished into the
bedroom, when he emerged five min
tes tweed-suited and respectable, as
of old. Putting his hands into his
pockets, he stretched out his legs in
front of the fire, and laughed hearti
ly for some minutes.
"Well, really!" he cried, and then
he choked, and laughed again until
he was obliged to lie back, limp and
hlpless, in the chair.
"What is it?"
"It's quite too funny. I am sure.
you.could never guess how I employ
ed my morning, or what I ended by
"I can't imagine. I suppose that
yon- have been watching the habits,
and, perhaps, the house, of Miss Irene
"Quite so, but the sequel was rath
er unusual. I will tell you, however.
I left the house a little after eight
o'clock this morning in the character
of a groom out of work. There is a
wonderful sympathy and freemasonry
among horsy men. Be one of them,
and you will know all that there is to
know. I soon found Briony Lodge.
It Is a bijou villa, with a garden at
the back, but built out In the front
right up to the road, two stories.
Chubb lock to the -door. Large sit
ting-room on the right side, well fur
nished, with long windows almost to
the floor, and those preposterous
English window-fasteners which a
phild could open. Behind there was
nothing remarkable, save that the
passage window could be reached
(rom the top of the coach-house. I
-walked round It and emined It
'closely from every point of view, but
without noting anything else of in
"I then lounged down the street,
-and found, as I expected, that there
was a mews In a lane -which runs
down by one wall of the garden. I
lent the hostlers a hand'in rubbing
- down their horses, and I received in
exchange twopence, a glass of half
and-half, two fills- of shag tobacco,
and as much information as I could
7 desire about Miss Adler, to say noth
ing of a half dosen other people in
the neighborhood, in 'whom I was not
In the least Interested, but whose
biographies I was. compelled to listen
"And what of Irene Adler?" I ask
"Oh, she has turned all the men's
heads down in that part. She is the
daintiest thing under a bonnet on this
planet. So say the Serpentine Mews,
to a man. She lives quietly, sings at
concerts, drives out at five every day,
-and returns at seven sharp for din
ner. Seldom goes out at other times,
except when she sings. -Has only one
male visitor, but a good deal of him.
He is dark, handsome, and dashing;
never calls less than once a day, and
of-ten twice. He is a Mr. Godfrey
Norton of the Inner Temple. See the
advant'ages of a. cabman as a confi
dant.. They had driven him home a
dozen times from Serpentine Mews,
and knew all about him. When I had
listened to all that they had to tell,
I began to walk up and down near
Briony Lodge once -more, and to
think over my plan of campaign.
"This Godfrey Nortion was evi
dently an important factor in the
matter. He was a lawyer. That*
sounded ominous. What was the re
lation between them, and what the1
object of his repeated visits? Was
she his client, his friend, or his mis
tress? If the former, she had prob
*aby transferred the .photograph to1
his keeping. If the latter, It was less
likely. On the issue of this question
depended whether I should continue
my work at Briony Lodge, or turn
my attention to the gentleman's
chambers in the Temple. It was a,
delicate point, and it widened the
field of my Inquiry. I fear that I
bore you with details, but I -have- to
let you see my little difficulties, If
you are to understand the situation."
"I a.'n following you closely," I
"I was gtill balancing the matter
in my mind,. when a hansom cab
drove up to Br~lony Lodge, and a gen
tleman 8"rung out. He was a re
markably ha'udsoLge man, dark, aqui
line, and rutached-evdently the
man of whom I Mad heard. He ap
peared -to be in a g;'eat hurry, shout
ed to the cabman to w7g and brush
ed past the maid who A-end the
door, with the ti et a mans h a
thoroughly at home~. an
"He was in tbe house abod Adsk. an
hour, and I 1d' datche glimbsis A~
in the windon" 4f thWe sitti-lg
tm cing up an~d do#s, t'aking' I!
room, p.. 4 waving his arni5 &t
he I could Se even mre flur-'Z
he 0eeged, look A Le steplied up
ri-ed than before.uedagdwad
to the cab, he pulled a olkd at i
-from his pocket ande thoe dvit he
earnestly. 'Drive lik th gavil's
shouted, 'irst toGrs the to' th <
in -eetSrt an the to th
ware ftoad. Half a guinea if you do t
it in twenty minutes!'
"Away they went, and I was just
wondering whether I should not do
well to follow them, when up the
lane came a neat little laudau, the
coachman with his coat half button- ]
ed, while all the tags of his harness
were sticking out of the buckles. It I
hadn't pulled up before she shot out I
of the hall door into it. I only caught I
a glimpse of her at the moment, but
she was a lovely woman, with a face
that a man might die for.
" 'The Church of St. Monica, John,' I
she cried; 'and half a sovereign if you 1
reach it in twenty minutes.' I
"This was quite too good to lose, 1
Watson. I was just balancing wheth- I
er I should run for it, or whether I
should perch -behind her landau, 3
when a cab came through the street.
The driver looked twice at such a i
shabby fare; but I jumped in ]
before he could object. 'The I
Church of St. Monica,' said I, 'and 1
half a sovereign if you reach it in I
twenty minutes.' It was twenty-five I
minutes to twelve, and of course it 4
was clear enough what was in the (
"ly cabby drove fast. I don't I
think I ever drove faster, but the I
others were there before us. The
cab and landau with +heir steaming I
horses were in front of the door 1
when I arrived. I paid the man, and
hurried into the church. There was
not a soul there save the two whom I
had followed, and a surpliced clergy
man, who seemed to be expostulating
with them. They were all three
standing in a knot in front of the
altar. I lounged up the side aisle
like any other idler who has dropped
into a church. Suddenly to my sur
prise, the three at the altar faced
round to me, and Godfrey Norton
came running as hard as he could to
"'Think C-od!' he cried. 'You'll
do. Come! Come!'
"'What then?' I asked.
"'Come, man, come; only three
minutes, or it won't be legal.'
"I was half dragged up to the
altar, and, before I knew where I
was, I found myself mumbling re
sponses which were whispered in my
ear, and vouching for thing of which
I knew nothing, and generally assist
ing in the secure tying up of Irene
Adler, spinster, to Godfrey Norton,
bachelor. It was all done in an in
stant, and there was the gentleman
thanking me on the one side and the
lady on the other, while the clergy
man beamed on me in front. It was
the most preposterous position In
which I ever found myself in my
life, and It was the thought of it
that started me laughing just now.
It seems that there had been some
informality about their license; that
the clergyman absolutely refused to
marry them without a witness of
some sort, and that my lucky appear
ance saved the -bridegroom from hav
ing to sally out into the streets in
search of a best man'. The bride
gave me a sovereign, and I mean to
wear it on my watch chain in mem
ory of the occasion."
"This is a very unexpected turn of
affairs," said I; "and what then?"
"Well, I found my plans were very
seriously menaced. It looked as if
the pair might take an Immediate de
parture, and so necessitate very
prompt and energetic measures on
my part. At the church door, how
ever, they. separated, he driving back
to the Temple, and she to her own
house. 'I shall drive out in the park
at five as usual,' she said, as she left
him. I heard no more. They drove
away in different directions, and I
went off to make my own arrange
"Some cold beef and a glass of
beer," he answered, ringing the bell.
"I have been too busy to think of
food, and I am likely to be 'busier this
evening. i~ the way, doctor, I shall
want 'your co-operation."'
"I shall be delighted."
"You don't mind breaking the
"Not In the least."
"Nor running a chance of arrest?"
"Not in a good cause."
"Oh, the cause is excellent!"
"Then I am your man."
"I was sure that I might rely on
"But what is It you wish?"
"When Mrs. Turner has brought In
the tray I will make it clear to you.
Now," he said, as he turned hungri
ly on the simple fare that our land
lady had provided, "I must discuss it
while I eat, for I have not much time,
It is nearly five now. In two hours
we !:lust be on the scene of action.
Miss Irene, or Madame, rather re
turns from her drive at seven. We
must be at Briony Lodge to meet
"And what then?"
"You must leave that to me. I have
~aready arraged what is to occur.
There is only one point on which I
must insist. You must not inter
fere, come what may. You under
"1 am to 'be neutral?"
"To do nothing whatever. There
will probably be some small unpleas
antness. Do not join in it. It will1
end in my being conveyed into the
house. Four or five minutes after
wards the sitting-room window will
be open. You are to station yourself
close to that open window."i
"You are to watch me, for I will be.
visible to you."
"And when I raise my hand-so
you will throw Into the room what I
give you to throw, and will, at the
same time, raise the cry of fire. You
quite follow me?"
"It is nothing very formidable," he
said, taking a long, cigar-shaped roll
from his pocket. "It is an ordinary1
plumber's smoke-rocket, fitted with
a cap at either end, to make it self
lighting. Your task is confined to
that. When you raise your cry of
fire, It will be taken up by quite a
number of people. You may then
walk to the end of the street, and I
will rejoin you in ten minutes. I
hope that I have made m'yself clear?"
"I am to remain neutral, to get
near the window, to watch you, and.
at the signal, to throw in this object,
~en raise the cry of fire, and to wait
at the corner of the street." C
yumay entirely rely on
e. excellent. I think, per
*ost time that I prepar
rs fth lie ' ole I have to play."
He disaead .into his bedroom, 0
ad rstuxned Ia g feg minutes in the ~
barater of an amiabwe and simple -b
nnded Nonconformist clergyman. s
Elis broad, black hat, his baggy trous
,rs, his white tie, his sympathetic
,mile, and general look of peering
mad benevolent curiosity were such as
9ir. John Hare alone could have
equaled. It was not merely tha:
Flolmes changed his costume. His
mxpression, his manner, his very soul
seemed to vary with every fresh part
hat he assumed. The stage lost a
Ine actor, even as science lost an
acute reasoner, when be became a;
specialist in crime.
It was a quarter past six when we
eft Baker Street, and it still wanted
.en minutes to the hour when - we
!ound ourselves in Serpentine Ave
aue. It was already dusk, and the
amps were just .being lighted as we
paced up and down in front of Briony
odge, waiting for the coming of its
>ccupant. The house was just such
Ls I had pictured it from Sherlock
lolmes' succinct description, but the
ocality appeared to be less private
han I expected. On the contrary,
or a small street in a quiet neigh
>orhood, it was remarkably animat
,d. There was a group of shabbily
Iressed men smoking and laughing
n a corner,. a scissors-grinder with
iis wheel, two guardsmen who were
lirting with a nurse-girl, and several
well-dressed young men who were
ounging up and down with cigars in
"You see," remarked Holmes, as
we passed to and fro in front of the
iouse, "this marriage rather simpli
les matters. The photograph be
:omes a double-edged weapon now.
lhe chances are that she would be as
averse to its being seen by Mr. God
rrey Norton as our client is to its
:oming to the eyes of his princess.
gow the question is-where are we
to find the photograph?"
"It is most unlikely that she car
ries it about with her. It is cabinet
3ize. Too large for easy conceal
mnent about a woman's dress. She
knows that the king is capable of
baving her waylaid and searched.
rwo attempts of the. sort have al
ready .been made. We may take it,
then, that she does not carry it about
"Her banker or her lawyer. There
s that double possibility. But I am
inclined to think neither. Women are
saturally secretive, and they like to
to thei'r own secreting. Why should
5he hand it over to any one else?
She could trust her own guardian
;hip, but she could not tell what in
lirect or political influence might be
brought to bear upon a business man.
Besides, remember that shehad re
solved it within a few days. It must
be where she can lay here hands
apon it. It must be in her own
"But It has twice been burglariz
"Pshaw!. They d'I not know how
"But how will you look?"
"I will not look."
"I will get her to show me."
"But she will refuse."
"She will, not .be able to. But I
hear the rumble of wheels. It is
her carriage. Now carry out my or
ders to the letter."
As he spoke, the gleam of the side
lights of a carriage came round the
curve of the avenue. It was a smart
little landau which rattled 'up to the
door of Briony Lodge. As It pulled
up one of the loafing men at the
corner dashed forward to open the
door in the hope of earning a cop
per, but was elbowed away by anoth
er loafer who had rushed up with the
same intention. A fierce quarrel
broke out which was increased by the
two guardsmen, who took sides 'with
one of the loungers, and by the scis
sors-grinder, who was equally -hot
upon the other side. A blow was
struck, and in an instant the lady,
who had stepped from her carriage,
was the center of a little knot of
struggling men who struck savagely
at each other with, their fists and
stocks. Holmes dashed Into the
crowd to protect, the lady;- but, just
as 'he reached her, he gave a cry and
dropped to the ground, with the
blood running freely down his face.
At his fail the guardsmen took to
their heels in one direction and the
oungers in the other, while a num
ber of better dressed people who had
watched the scuffle without taking
part in it crowded In to help the lady
and to attend to the injured man.
[rene Adler, as I will still call her,
bad hurried up the steps; but she
stood at the top, with ther super.b
figure outlined against the lights of
the hall. looking back into the street.
"Is the poor gentleman much
hurt?" she asked.
"He Is dead," cried several voices.
"No, no, there's life in him,"
shouted another. "But he'll be gone
before you can get him to the hospi
"He's a 'brave fellow. "They
would have had the lady's purse and
watch If it hadn't been for him. They
were a gang, and a rough one, too.
t.h! he's breathing now."
"He can't lie in the street. May
we bring 'him in, marm?"
'Surley. Bring him Into the sitting
-oom. There is a comfortable sofa.
['his way, please." Slowly and sole
nnly he was borne into Briony Lodge1
mnd laid out in the principal room,
while I still observed the proceed
ngs from my post in the window.
(To 'be continued.)
MAD2~ HI SIT DOWN.
Then He" Suggested Mixed Mission
When Rev. A. Y. Napier, Baptist
nissionary from China, In an address
iefore the Southern Baptist conven
ion at St. Louis on Thursday on how
o make foreign missionary work
more effective, said it was desirable
hat the Baptists join the other Prot
stant sects in 'building up interde
tominational mission schools, there
rere cries of "No, no," and Sit
own" from all over the audience.
inding it impossible to continue his
ddress, he took his seat.
Report Favorably on Woods.
A favorble report was made to the
enate Monday by the judiciary comn
ittee on the President's nomination
f Justice C. A. Woods, of the South
|arolina Supreme Court, to succeed
enator Nathan Goff on the Fourth
adicial circuit bench.
EightMissing After Storm.
FIve "one-year" volunteer soldiers
f the German army and three Ger
ian marines on a pleasure cruise are
elieved to have been drowned in a
DILL BECOMES LAW
GOUVENOR JOHNSON PUTS III
NAME TO THE
NOTED ALIEN LAND LAW
Governor Johnson Issues a Statement
in Which He Says That No Mam
Who Wishes an Alien Land Lau
Will Sign a Referendum as to This
California's alien land bill became
the law of the State Monday. Against
protests of Japan and representationf
of President Wilson and his personal
envoy, Secretary of State Bryan, Gov
ernor Johnson signed the bill, and
ninety days after the adjournment of
the Legislature, or on August 10, the
Act becomes operative.
Within California the Act has en
countered triple hostility, which may
delay its operation until November 1,
1914. Democrats opposed State leg
islation at this time, as a matter of
party regularity. Nevertheless, sc
plain to them seems to be the de
mand for the bill that, after exhaust
ing all parliamentary tactics, the
senate gave only one adverse Demo
cratic vote and the assembly only
As an expression of this opposi
tion, Theodore Bell, late Democratic
candidate for Governor and formei
chairman of the Democratic -StaV
central committee, has issued an in
vitation to his party to submit the Is
sue to the people by invoking th(
referendum against the bill. H4
grounds his opposition on two conten
tions-one that the bill is insufficient,
ly drastic, because it permits lease.
running three years; and, second, be
cause it embarrasses the National Ad.
The Asiatic Exclusion League, ai
organization of which the president h
Olaf A. Tveitmore, recently convictei
of complicity in the -"dynamite con,
spiracy," announced Sunday nigh1
that it would invoke the referenduu
purely because it opposed the bill a.
Thirdly, the powerful Panama-Pa
cific Exposition Company, backed b
many Chambers of Commerce, haA
placed itself on record in oppositioi
to the bill on the ground that It is s
violation of faith.
In ;reply to this threatened hostil
ity Governor Johnson said in signing
"I repeat what I have before said:
"That California for the first timi
is Its history has an anti-alien law
Any man whowishes another kin
of law may consistently invoke tho
initiative. No man who really wish
es an alien law will sign a referudun
as to this law.
"If another law Is sought It ma:
be presented by means of the initia
tive and In the meantime the presen
law will be in operation. To tie u]
the present law means no law unti
The two visiting Japanese are Sor
oku Ebara, of the Constitutional par
ty and a member of the House o
Peers, a'nd Ayao Hattori, of the Na
tionalist party, a member of the low
er house. They make it plain they
came merely as representatives o
their parties with a view to learnin
the -acutal conditions and prevailin.
sentiment In California. Mr. Hat
tori said: "Our plans are somewha
indeflinate. , We may see Governol
Johnson and I expect to visit Presi
dent Wilson at his ,summer home be
fore I return. I was taking specia
work at Princeton when the Presi
dent was lecturing there, and hi;
course was one of those I attended.
Brief statements were Issued Mon
day night by Ayao Hattori an Soruki
Ebara, the Japanese who arrive<
Monday to inquire unofficially int
the situation that brought about the
California alien land legislation. Mr
Ebara's statement did not Indicat<
his views upon the issue. Mr. Hat
tori's, however, was vigorous of pur
"I have come here," he said, "al
the representative of the Liberal par
ty of Japan. The treaty we have wit)
America is deficient and I advocate
Its revision. As to the land lay
question I think we should secure the
right of naturalization. With regari
to naturalization of the Japanese, I1
seems to me that Japan Is almost un
animous in demanding the same, bu1
how to secure it is not decided yet."
"I am a member of thie Japanest
Peace Society. We hope to solve thi:
problem peacefully and honorably."
Mr. Ebara's statement follows:
"I have come here as the represen
tative of the Constitutional party
the majority party of Japan.: My
mission is In Interest of establishing
a better understanding -between the
United States and Japan. The peo
ple of Japan are in sympathy with
the Japanese in California and they
are endeavoring to help them out o:
trouble In a peaceable manner. A!
to the California question, I am not
yet In a position to speak, because]
am not well versed in this problem.
Before I make any statement I wish
to see and investigate the conditions
of the Japanese in California. I want
to study the cause of this agitation.
I want to see and hear as much as
possible brore I report to my party.'
Mr. r who is seventy-two
yea' is termed one of Japan's
"g I i n". He is a Christian
and., - er. Ever since he com
mandL - giment in the revolution
of 1868 .io has taken a prominent
part In public life.
Killed Four Thousand Squirrels.
The farmers living in the vicinity
of Early, Ia., had their annual squir
rel hunt the other day, nearly eighty
men and boys participating. At the
close of the hunting the winning side
was 2,310 points in the lead, and a
total of 4,237 squirrels were report
ed. The dead bodies filling a dray
Brother Knight, of the 'Bamberg
Herald, says it begins to look like he
will have to stay away from the meet
ing of the State Press Association or
abandon our idea of offering a reso
lution regarding the free pass ques
tion. Don't do th'at, Brother Knight.
Go down prepared to offer any kind
of resolution you want to and at the
same time answer any questions that
may be asked you why you quit rid
MINISTER HITS STUDENT
UNFORTT . TE DIFFICULTY AT
Rev. S. A. Nettles Has Dispute With
a Young Preacher About Paint and
Strikes Him a Blow.
The Spartanburg Journal says Rev.
S. A. Nettles, member of the South
Carolina Methodist conference and
publisher of the Southern Christian
Advocate, in Greenville, was the prin
cipal part of a near-scrap in the rear
of Wofford college Monday morning
when he excharrged blows with Rev.
J. B. Chick, an ordained preacher of
the Methodist church and senior
classman at the Wofford Fitting
It was at 8:30 o'clock, and, so far
as can be learned, there were only
two witnesses to the affair. A. 0.
Darby and John. Dean, college boys.
These, it is said, will be used by Mr.
Chick, who is by trade a painter, of
blame of the transaction should the
district conference, which convenes
this week at Woodruff, probe the
Mr. Chick is pursuing his studies
at the Fitting school in an effort to
fit himself for the pulpit, an appli
cant of which he became when he
successfully passed the examination.
As, a. sideline he is steward at the
white house, which is situateit on
Cleveland street and in the rear of
the college. The building is the
property of Mr. Nettles and it is 9tid
that *Mr. Nettles came over to Spar
tanburg to check over the rent ac
count and to make further contracts.
There was a misunderstanding
known only to the participants %'en
it is said Mr. Nettles accused Mr.
Chick, who is by tade a painter, of
having giving his brother an under
hand deal in reference to some paints.
Mr. Chick is said to have denied the
charge, when Mr. Nettles said, "Well,
when you Insult my brother you in
sult me," and Mr. Chick, turning his
head, was slapped on the side of his
face, leaving, it is said, an ugly mark
made from the contact sustained
with the spectacle frames worn by
After the disillusionment was pass
ed it is said that Mr. Ohick gave Mr.
Nettles a short talk in real earnest
as to the ethics of their high calling.
It is said Mr. Nettles refused to make
any apologies and Mr. Chick asserts
that his friendship with the offending
divine will cease and that he will not
renew his contract for the next ses
sion. After the affair 0MT. Nettles
left the city for Greenville.
Warrant for Mr. Nettles.
The Spartanburg Journal says a
warrant for the arrest of Rev. S. A.
I Nettles, publisher of the official
church organ of South Carolina Meth
- odism, has been placed in the hands
1 of a constable for service. When the
prosecutor in the action, Rev. J. B.
r Chick, made application for the war
- 'rant, he stated that he was not so do
t ing in an effort to get revenge for
the humiliation he suffered in the as
I sault made o'n him by Mr. Nettles,
but that he demanded an investiga
- tion of the occui-rence in order to
- get the matter in proper shape for
! future reference. The date for the
- hearing has not been set.
r RICHARDSON EXONERATED.
SSeems to be Nothing in Charge of
Arson Against Km.
A special- dispatch from Aiken to
The News and Courier says at a pre
- liminary hearing before Magistrate
- Smoak, Capt. 3. Maxwell Richardson,
a well known citizen of this place,
- who was arrested last Friday on a
* charge of arson and lodged behind
the bars of the county jail, was dis
*charged and the charges against him
dismissed, bearing out his statement
Friday, to The News and Courier's
correspondent, that It would only be
a matter of a few days before he
would be absolutely vindicated of
the charge, which he characterized
as a "frame-up" and political per
Capt. Richardson was charged lit
3 erally with destroying his own prop
erty In order that he might collect
Sthe small sum of $600 for which it
was insured. The warrant had been
r issued at the instigation of Insurans
Commissioner McMaster's deputy, B.
Solicitor Robert L. Gunter was
present In behalf of the State during
the preliminary, while the defendant
had as his counsel Col. Claude E.
Sawyer and Messrs. Croft & Croft.
The hearin'g was a tedious one. Af
ter all of the testimony was in It be
came quite clear that there was noth
ing whatsoever to substantiate the
rather serious charges preferred
against a man of Capt. Richardson's
prominence. As a matter of fact, no
part of the entire testimony tended
in the slightest degree to connect in
anywise Capt. Richardson with the
MRS. APPELT ASKED TO RESIGN.
Not Giving Post Office Work Personal
A Washington dispatch says the
first assistant Postmaster General has
called for the resignation of Mrfls. Ap
pelt as postmistress at Manning, be
cause the inspector's report shows
that she is not attending to the office
personally. This is carrying out the
policy recently announced by the
Postmaster General, that postmasters
must give their personal attention to
the business of their offices. It is
stated that the resignation of Mrs.
Appelt will be accepted, if tendered
immediately. For some little time
the post office department has been
conducting quiet investigations all
over the country to see if postmasters
are paying the proper personal atten
tion to their work, and it is likely
that there will be a good many other
cases similar to that at Manning.
Finds Snake in Dining Room.
A special to the Columbia Record
from St. Matthews Wednesday morn
ing says that Mrs. 3. H. Hennegan.
Tuesday night opened the drawer of
a buffet in her dining room and plac
ed her hand upon a deadly copper
head moccasin snake, which was
snugly coiled up among the table
cloths. Mrs. Hennegan was terribly
frightened when the reptile moved,
but withdrew her hand before it had
time to strike. The sake was killed.
REPLY WAS ilVEN
BRYAN HANDS JAPANESE MINIS
TER HIS REPLY
CONTENTS KEPT SECRET
Japan's Protest Alleges. Technical
Violations of Treaty by California
Law, Weight of Objection Against
Spirit of Legislation as Being Dis
criminatory Against Japanese.
Secretary Bryan late Monday hand
ed Ambassador Chinda the reply of
the United States government to the
Japanese protest against the Califor
nia alien land legislation. The am
bassador immediately cabled it to S
Tokyo. No intimation as to the na
ture of the reply was given out.
Upon learning through press dis
patches that Gov. Johnson had sign
ed the Webb land act. Secretary T]
Bryan, telegraphed Viscount Chinda
and invited him to come to the state
department to receive the reply
which he had been anxiously await
ing since the reception of his own
note May 9. When the answer had S
been delivered, the secretary and the
ambassador conferred earnestly for w
an hour regarding the general aspect al
of the problem. Of course the opin- In
ions expressed were tentative as for re
his part, since the ambassador felt ul
that he must be guided entirely by cc
the direction of the foreign office at ti
Tokyo and he could only surmise t
what might be the attitude of the of- u
ficials at home. - r
Meantime it was understood that
both the Japanese protest and the al
state department's answer would be ti
withheld from publication for the t
present at least, on the ground that t
it would be injudicious to submit the
question at issue to heated discussion
in the newspapers and at possible
mass meetings. The negotiations be- e.
tween the two governments are ex- g
pected to proceed in regular fashion, b
without further reference to what V
takes place in California.
Viscount Chinda dispatched the
state department's reply to his gov
ernment and it is assumed that sev
eral days may elapse before the next
step is taken.
In view of the understanding Ile- h
tween the two governments regarding c
withholding of the correspondence e
from publicity none of the officials d
at the White House, the state'depart
ment or the Japanese embassy cared
to indicate the nature of the Japa
nese objections or'of Secretary Bry
From other sources, however, It
was gathered that while the Japa- t
nese allege technical violations of
the treaty of 1911 by the California
law these relate to minor provisions,
such as that .prohibiting Japanese s
from inheriting property in Califor- e
nia. The real weight of objections
centres against the spirit of the ri
whole legislation which is regarded b
as distinctly discriminatory against
the Japanese. The spirit of the con
vention as well the general princi- d
pies of international law is regarded u
by Japan as' outraged by this act.
The fact that the United States has
entered into treaty relatioLs with
Japan is cited as an admission of E
In his answer Secretary Bryan is
understood to have recounted at
length efforts made by the adminis- s1
tration to guard against an infringe- Is
ment of the treaty rights of the Japa- I-3
Officials here believe that this sub- j,
stantially has been accomplished and e
that at any rate, If the Japanese gov- y
ernent takes a contrary view, it will h
be an easy mater for it to test the t<
matter in American courts. This is s1
pointed out by those who seek to re
move the issue from one of treaty n
construction, If the state depart- g
ment's view Is correct, to the broad b
field of international law.
It is realized here that the Japa- u
nese government is not much con- n
cerned about the exclusion of Its sub- n
jects from America, for they are ti
much needed in Manchuria, Korea e,
and Formosa. Underlying the whole tl
objection, it .Is said, is the intense h
national pride of the Japanese, which
has been touched to the quick by the ei
general development of anti-Japanese ta
feeling on the Pacific coast. k
Official circles realize that the ne-r
gotiations from this point forward y
must be conducted with extreme can- oa
tion, but there is a general convic- ,
tion that an amicable solution of the st
problems involved eventually will be p,
Secretary Bryan said he had not t a
communicated with Gov. Johnson w
since the receipt of the governor's
long message explaining his reasons
for approving the act and probably
would not do so.
JEWELLER~ IS MURDERED.
Woman Last Seen in His Store Taken
in Custody. rc
At Chicago Margaret Kennedy, In
known under a number of aliases, U
who was taken into custody Monday a!
nighit with Isidore Goldstein, an al ci
leged pickpocket, was identified by
the police as the mysterious blonde bE
woman .seen in the offices of Joseph th
H. Logue, a jewel merchant, a short 01
time before he was found murdered
in his off~ce in the McVicker Theatre sa
Building. The murder was one of
the most mysterious in the records bt
of the police. A blonde woman wasW
the last visitor at Logue's office be- pr
fore the crime was discovered.m
Stephen Durza, who was the jewel. fu
er's office boy, said the woman called ~
about two o'clock on the day of the th
murder, and tried to sell watches to in
him. An houir later he was found
murdered. Durza was positive in a
identifying the -Kennedy woman.,W
Convicted of Blackmailing, no
At Newark, N. J., Seeley Davenport p.r
anrd Jacob Dunn, mountain wood tic
shoppers, of Wharton, 'N. J., were ta
convicted by a Federal jury Tuesday'
night of seniding threatening letters
to Woodrow Wilson while he was
Presirlent-r'lect. In the case of Day- W~
enport, the iury recommended mercy. wi'
- 1 i ,wi1
!f the 2Po de allows any tinkering mi
w'th the 'arirf bill there is no telling Ga
where the tinkering will end. Better ed
put it through the Senate like it came W
frm the House.- 1f.
The only Baking
from Royal GrapeI
NO ALUM, NO LM
WILL CALL THE BLUFF.
;CRETARY REDFIELD STIRS UP
iey Don't Like His Statement That
They Must Tell the Truth About
During the debate Tuesday in the
nate on the matter of making pub- 'l
the briefs filed by manufacturers
th the finance sub-committees, Sen
or Townsend, of Michigan, engaged
a colloquy with Senator Simmons
lative to the alleged threats of man
acturers to reduce wages and the
unter intention of- the Administra
mn through the bureau of corpora
ns to Investigate concerns which -
ight reduce wages following tariff t
"Is the Senator aware," asked Sen
or Townsend, "of any conditions
isting which will make possible
Is proposed coercion on the part of t
e Government, as indicated by the
cretary of Commerce."
"Remarks of the Secretary relat
g to investigations of manufactur- t
s," replied Senator Simmons, "have*
own out of threats constantly made
r the protected interests that they
ould reduce wages unless they are
rmitted to retain the excessive tar
"Can the Senator give any specific
ses where such threats have been 1
ade?" Senator Townsend continued.
"I can refer -the Senator to the
arings before the ways and means
)mmittee, where statements repeat- t
ly made by manufacturers that if t
aties were reduced, they would be
rced to and would cut wages. I
ould also refer him to the briefs
ed with the finaztee committee,
hich are full'of such statements.
"Does the Senator construe as a I
reat the statement of a manufac
rer that certain changes would
rce him to cut expenses?" asked the
"The Senator may construe as he
es fit," Senator Simmons conclud
1, "call it a threat or a statement,
at the Secretary of Commerce had I
~ference to these constant warnings1
r representatives of the protected
~dustries, that they would not suffer
their own pockets from tariff re
ctions, .but would shoulder the loss
on their employees." -
'VESUVIUS" HIT BY TORPEDO.
at Punctured Below Water Line by
Her Own Shot,
The torpedo boat "Vesuvius" was
ruck by one of its own torpedoes
te .Monday and was beached on
ope island, Narragansett'Bay, when
e lives of those on board seemed
iperilled by the waters which rush
I in through a hole astern. Late
~onday night the Vesuvius worked
rself off the beach and proceeded
the torpedo station under her own
The "Vesuvius", which is a dyna
ite cruiser, famous as one of the
st vessels of the "new navy", was
ing used for torpedo instruction in
arragansett Bay. As a practice
hitehead torpedo left her side thet
echanism went awry in some man
r not yet determined. The torpedor
rned like a boomerang and crash
into the "Vesuvius" astern belowr
e water line, gashing a two-inch
Chief Gunner Thomas Smith order
t full speed towards Hope Island,
o miles away. All pumps were
pt working until the "Vesuvius"r
n her nose on the beach of Hope
land. *'The crew massed In the boat
t of reach of the water while the
reless operator notified the torpedo 1
tion. Soon the fleet from the tor
~do station ranged along side the
esuvius". The Vesuvius becameC
ted for its work during the war
CONCERNS THlE WORLD. C
ndon Times Thinks Japanese Prob
The London Times print a threes
lumn article by Sir Valentine. Chi
, former editor of The Times, deal-, d
gwith the dispute between the
iited States and Japan. The writer y
alyzes the grounds on which Japan I s
ims equality of treatment with a
stern nations and expresses the a
lef that the situation created
reby is more critical than it was
any previous occasion.
The Times, commenting editorially, r
s: "The ultimate point is the dis- F
te does not affect America alone, b
t is essentially a world question. c
atever may be the Issue of the
sent dispute, It is a question of b
nitude for the white races in the h
ure. Until the situation becomes
re strained we prefer to believe s
t some middle course of settle- r
nt will be found.
While Japan is fully warranted in
nding on her treaty rights, s'1e
II do well to remember that a
im to enter a neighbor's garden Is c
the kind of a claim that can be
~ssed with unrestricted indigna
, however strong its documen
y support may be."
Cut His Wife's Throat. di
t Newport News, Va., Newell
lker, of Binns Hall, Va., killed his hi
e Mionday by cutting her throat W
h a razor. The crime was comn-d
~ted in the presence of Matthew
T and his son. Jealousy is alles
as the cause of Walker's act. Iii
ker later surrendered to the shier- th~
9ream f Tartar
LAYR Of CAMPBELLS CAUGHT
URISED BY A POSSE
'he Daughter Had Previously Came
in and Gave Herself Up, Telling
the Sheriff. Her Father Was Heav
ily Armed and Would Resist Cap.
ture to the Bitter End.
M. L. Garrett, who killed his son
In-law, Aai~n Campbell, and the lat
er's father, Jno. H. Campbell, is now
a the Lee County jail, having been
laced there Monday morning by
heriff R. E. Muldrow Jr., of Lee
,ounty, and his aides, without fur
Sheriff Muldrow, who went to the
cene of the double killing imme
liately upon notification, was unable
o track the slayer who was in the
wamp with his daughter, until the
Lrrival of Guard J. C. Robbins, of the
;tate Penitentiary, with his dogs,
'Joe" and "Ben". These dogs were
>laced on the trail about seven
>'clock Sunday evening and Imme
lately took the scent and the hunt
The swamp had previously. been
urrounded as far as possible by
nany citioins who were assisting in
he searei. The dogs bayed the fugi
ive about dark and Sheriff Muldrow,
ushing into the undergrowth, caught
ight of the girl's dress and calling
ier by name, ordered her to come to
im which she did, to the relief of
Ll1, as It was feared that she would
Llso be killed by her father.
Gertle Gampbell then informed the
3heriff that her father had forced her
to accompany him by threatening
ier life; that he was heavily armed,
lad a large supply oi ammunition
md had declared that he would de
'end himself to the last and never be
aken alive. It being then too dark
to proceed with the search, close
piard was kept~intil daybreak. Sher
ff Muldrow then took a dozen men
ith him and followed the dogs into
:he thick swamp.
Tfhe sheriff and his aides, with the
raluable assistance of the dogs, were
;oonu upon the fugitive. -Pressing for
gard rapidly, they came suddenly
ijon Garrett, who was apparently
tsleep, or seeking to hide .because
>f the early morning light, 'where he
vas Immediately overpowvered and
Garrett's record before the double
dling. was probably the darkest In
:he history of Lee County, he having
yeen tried in Court there September
13, 1910, for an unnatural offence
tnd entered a plea of guilty and
was sentenced by Judge Geo. E.
rince to a period of two years in
:he Penitentiary. He served his time
nd returned to Lee County the lat
:er part of July, 1912, and, It is said,
-esumed former relations with his
He was again arrested and tried
mn several charges and sentenced to
he Lee County gang for a period of
We months. After serving two
nonths of his time he escaped and,
t is salI, he has since been living
ear Dalzell, in Sumter County. His
laughter has been staying with rela
ives near Rose Hill since Garrett was
irst arrested, and last Friday she
ame to town with Aaron Campbell
nd secured a license and were mar
Garrett is said to have made the
breot tl~at he v-ould kill any one who
arried his daugrhter, and hearing Qf
te nohrriaena. it is said, he loaded his
un with slugs and on Bunday morn
ng made his~ way to the home of the
:mp::clis. Cn his way lhe saw Mr. 3.
3Brown, a white man, near the
ome where his son-in-law, Aaron
amnnb&ll. his daughter, Gertrude
'mpbell. an-1 .T. -H. Ca.mpbell, the
ather ot 'Torrg Campbell, lived
Arriving th'mre about one o'clock, It
Ssaid, he shot the old ma~n in the
bdomen, as he (Campbell) was
tanding in his piazza, and when the
oung man attempted to run in the
oor, Garrett shot the top of his head
if, and forcing his daughter to go
rith him, made his escape into the
amp. The coroner held an inquest
nd the jury brought in a verdict In
ecordance with the above. -
Meei-s Horrible Death.
John Pressley, an operator at the
,ancaster Cotton Mills. was killed
riday in the mill while engaged in
is duties in the cord roomn. His
lthing came in contact in some
*ay with one of the belts and he was
urled to the ceiling and down again,
is body falling on another cording
achine. He was badly mangled, but
ill living when picked up. and was
shed on a special train to the hos
tal at Chester, but was so badly In
red ho died before the train reach
IChester. Pressley was thirty-three
ars old and came from Monroe, N.
,two weeks ago to work.
Accused of Killing Husband.
At Columbus. Ga., Mrs. Jennie Mae
adeliffe was indicted for the mur
r by their Museogee County grand
ry. S heis charged with shonting
r husband several weeks ago. the
Sund resulting in his death several
It makes the he'arts of the Reub
ans in Congrec bleed to Cee how
e Democrats propose to treat the