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"DO THOU, ?HEAT MHERTY, INSPIHE OUR SOULS ANI> MAKK OUH LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OH OUR DEATHS GI/ORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
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An Exchange of Greetings With
A BIG SUCCESS.
Exercises Oponed By ('upi. Gonzales
Who Introduces Gov. Ansel, Who
Presents the Speakers of the Occa
sion.-ll. St. George Tucker, Pres
ident of Exposition, and Hon. Wal
ter Hazard Deliver Addresses.
A dispatch from Norfolk, Va., to
Tho State says Friday was observed
at "South Carolina Day" at the Jam
estown Exposition with Gov. Ansel,
his staff, the South Carolina Slate
commission, tho Second regiment of
Infantry, South Carolina National
;> Guard, and several hundred South
Carolinians present to participate In
tho ovoids on the day's programme.
The exercises wore called to order
on time hy Capt. Wm. E. Gonzales,
chairman of the South Carolina com
mission, who, in a very happy man
ner, fol Iel ted the South Carolinians
upon hoing there at that time among
tho hospitable Virginians. He thon
presented Gov. Ansel, who. lt was
announced, would preside over the
G?V. Ansel was given an ovation.
Capt. Gonzales' statement that ai the
evening reception South Carolina
would he "at homo 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
tho more. After expressing his
thanks for the warm welcome, dov.
Ansel said ho brought to everybody
in Virginia the greeting of everybody
in South Carolina. There ls a warm
spot in Ibo heart of every South Car
olinian for Virginians because there
aro many sad and sacred spots in
Virginia dear to South Carolinians.
He brought the greetings of thc State
of South Carolina to the commission
for Its great achievement-a work
which had been so highly compli
mented on all sides.
lie then with pleasure Introduced
"the chief magistrate of the greatest
State in the Union, except South Car
olina, which is her peer, dov. Ciando
E. Swanson of Virginia."
Qo. Swanson also was given au
ovation. Ile is a man of striking
presence and of charming personality
Ho is a trained speaker, an eloquent
mau and a Virginian.
Ile first complimented the South
Carolina militia, saying that he w?\s
proud thai they could yell as lustily
as did their fathers on Virginia soil
in days gone hy. There have always
been close ties and warm and loving
friendships between Virginia and
South Carolina. In the days of tho
organization (d' tho government Vir
ginia was large and So\tth Carolina
was small. Virginia gave to Soul li
Carolina the right to one of her seats
in Hie congress, for she knew that
Hie place would bo filled with bril
llace and patriotism.
He elosed with a beautiful tribute
to the Ufo of Calhoun, which is worth
moro to the State of South Carolina
as a heritage than a great fortune.
Hov. Ansel after thanking Hov.
Swanson for his (donnent references
to South Carolina, presented tho pres
tdent of the association, lion. St.
In a graceful speech of a very few
minutes Air. 'fucker (J Ul te made a
personal friend of every South Caro
linian in the auditorium. Ile com
plimented the South Carolina militia
upon its fi no appearance and spoke
beautifully of Hio.se South Carolin
ians Whom ho had Been many years
ago, men who had mn do glorious
many a stream, many a hill, many a
field In old Virginia.
He spoke of tho greatest Carolin
ian, Wade Hampton. Not so great in
intellect as Calhoun, for ne American
has lieon so great, bul (lampion .vas
greater in all his matchless self con
trol.. Ile concluded hy saying that
South Carolina outranks ali other
Slates because she has preserved to
a better degree Ibo ideals of former
days with the pluck and progress of
The military feature of South Car
olina day was a great success despite
'Hie weather. When Hie troop? lorin
(Ml for the parade there was a heavy
shower, but the blue .jackets from Hie
war vessels in Hampton Hoads ami
the marines marched with a swinging
step and look position as if it wen'
a pleasure to do honor lo Hie Stale
of South Carolina.
First came Hie Twenty-third reg
hncnt of Infantry, beaded by a sn
peril band. This was followed b>
three companies of blue jackets al
the head of which was a bugle corp
and band. Nine companies of ma
rinos in the dressy uniforms followed
Theil came a squadron of calvary am!
u company of artillery, the Inlier ex
citing much admiral ion, and dually
caine Col. Henry T. Thompson ?nd
tho Second South Carolina, headed
by Shumacher's band. Tho 11 com
panies from South Carolina were sup
plontonted by ono from New York,
commanded by Capt. .lohn s. Thomp
son, brother of Col. Thompson..
When tito parade was over many
people crowded around to congratu
late Hov. Ansel and the com mission
er? not only upon Sont li Carolina's
fine exhibit, bul upon Hie Olltire suc
cess of "South Carolina day."
Following the official ceremonies
tho celebration of the day was conti!!
ued at the South Carolina exhibit pal
ace, whore Hie Palmetto State has an
?dtvexceptionally tine exhibit of its pro
duets, occupying almost one entire
.side of the palace. South Carolina
Tea was served to all callers, being
poured by I adios of the official Som li
Carolina party and served by Japan
The day's celebration was brought
to a close Willi an official reception
by the South Carolina parly in the
Virginia Slate building. Hov. Ansel
and the South Carolina commission
had as their guests Gov. Warfield ol
Maryland, Gov. swanson of Virginia
and Hon. Crank Oliver, minister of
tho interior for tho Dom'uion of (?a?
Gypsies Carried 'oilunes.
Many thousands of dollars mostly
in gold coins, were found in canvas
bags in the wagons of a I ribo Of gyp
sies arrested on the outskirts of
Springfield, III., the other day, for
stealing. Olio sack alone contained
Columbia Visitor Tells Some Mar
Says Ho Has Ik-en a King in Now H?
brides islands nnd Is Now a
Col. John P. Hobbs, a native of the
Ouch Fork of Lexington county, who
has been klug of tho cannibals lu tho
New Hebrides Islands, Oceania, part
owner of "The New York Nows" and
part owner and proprietor 0? the
New York Review of Reviews, accor
ding to his statements to a Columbia
Record maa Thursday morning, is
in Columbia, visiting his kinsman,
Dr. j. Edwin Uoozer, mic standing
street. He hasn't visited his king
dom in 12 years, he says, but Is still
king, and is thought by his subjects
to have ascended into heaven. Ho is
at present a resident of Now York.
Col. Hobbs talked freely, when lo
caled by a Record man at the Hailey
Copeland store . With him was his
little daughter. He is a man of
about fifty, but wore a jaunty rod
He and a never-fading smile.
1'ulling himself together within
an air of ease, the colonel irroeeeded
to tell of his experience!. "In tho ear
ly eighties my health began lo leave
nie and my physician insisted that I
should take a trip abroad and settle
in Australia. This I did and I soon
gained Mesh and strength and I
sought my native land. 1 came back
to tills 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
the Now Hebrides islands. Tho na
tives of that country at once took a
liking for mo and made jue their
king against my will. They gave nie
everything and did everything to
make my life a pleasant one.
"I left the islands in 1889 and
went, to New York, where I was mar
ried. With my wife I returned to
the islands, and she was made queen,
I taught them that it. was wrong to
oat their fellow man and soon they
learned lt was wrong and developed
into great hunters and fishermen and
lived on their catches.
"Thorr aro over two hundred Is
lands in the group and upon each .s
hllld a tribe lives and each tribe
speaks a different language. I soon
learned to speak their tongues and
many learned to converse with nie in
"Each time Hud I loft the island
they firmly believed thal I had gone
to heaven, returned to the 'Creal
Father' that gave nie to them. The
last, time I left"was in 1SS7 and I
have not. returned since. My home
ls in New York and my business is
the same as yours, newspaper busi
ness. 1 am interested lu Several pub
lications of tho great metropolis and
at present I am on the staff of the
New York News. Leaving here 1
will go to my native home, up in the
Dutch Fork, where I will spend a
few days and from there I will go to
Atlanta, where I have some property
to look after.
"From Atlanta I go to Washington
where I have an appointment with
President Roosevelt on the I Olli of
July, and from (hero I go to Now
York. Then 1 go to my summer
home, al Palonvillo, Catckkill moun
tains, New York. My wife and
youngest child are there now."
The colonel has not been back to
his Island since ho left them twelve
years ago. The affairs ol' the islands
?ire looked over by two of his chiefs,
une a. big giant, seven feet, ten in
ches in height and the other a mid
(Jul. Hobbs says he will never re
turn to the islands unless something
goes wrong and his services are need
Col. Hobbs is related to the Hooz
ers, Flea'/ers, llouscnls and other
prominent families ol' Columbia and
a number throughout Hie State.
VVIIJL MEET AT ORANGRt'RG.
South Cand?na Piidcrtukcrs Select
Next Meeting Place.
A special from Columbia says
the final sessions ol' the under
takers' convention were held on last
Wednesday, (he numbers on the pro
gram of most inter?s! being a series
of demonstrations on three subjects
reserved for the purpose by Col.
Clarke, ol' Clarke School ol' Embalm
ing at Cincinnati!. This expert shows
the delegate a a ti ni ber of new wrin
kles Huit had net been seen before
and his talk was appreciated.
Resolutions ol regret were adopt
ed on the death of Mr. John C. Ari
sOl, of Walhalla.
OrangebUl'g was chosen as the
next meeting place.
New officers were elected as fol
lows: President, W. Hamilton Dukes.
.1 Orangeburg; firsl vh'o-presidont,
I. M. Villi Metre, ol' Columbia; se
.ond vice-president, T. J. McCnrthn,
Charleston; treasurer. J. I<id. Heid.
Hock lilli; secretary, Janies F, Mack
l?xeculive committee, .!< F- Mack
ey, Greenville; W. W. Moore, Ham
well ; John D. Wood, Greers.
A PTO TURNS TP RT iib).
And a Yale Student, Who Wa? Dllv
ing, Was Killed.
At New Haven, Conn., Thursday,
by lin- overturning of an automobile,
Daniel Dec Oliver. Ol' Allegheny. Pa.,
a Junior id the Shoilold Scientific
school, of Yale, wa;, instantly killed;
,1 c. Colson, a senior al ShOfilold,
was seriously injured; W. Strother
Jones, a Shellleid junior, of Redbank,
X. y., and C.. Hudson, a guest al tue
Yale 'commencement, were slightly
'"'Vho car struck au iron post, shot
over a i .'. foot embankment, t urning
completely over, oliver was driving
the car al the linnie ol tho fatal acci
Till?: DEADLY N Al H.
\.ig Pearl Forrester of Anderson,
Dies With Lockjaw.
Al Anderson lillie Miss Pearl For
rester, the len year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Forrester, of tho
Orr Mill village, died Thursday morn
lng from lockjaw. She stepped on a
nail about len days ago ami several
days ago the dreaded disease look
hold of her. She suffered terribly
and her death was a most horrible
Miss Loving Tells the Tale of
DRUGGED AND RUINED.
Miss lOllznbcth, tho Young Daughter
of Judge Loving, Goos on tho
Stand and Relates tho lion id
Treatment She Received nt the
Hands of Young listes, Whllo They
Were On That Lonely Hide.
At Houston, Va., on Wednesday af
ternoon, of Inst week, between stif
ling solis, with tears streaming from
her bright blue oyes and violently
struggling to control h?r emotions,
Miss JOU/.ubeth Loving, who has oc
cupied the centre of the stage In tho
trial of her father, .Judge Wm. (J.
Loving, Tor the murder of Theodore
lOstcs, told on the witness stand tho
story of her alleged ruin at the hands
of the young man her father shot
down. The recital was probably tho
most dramatic ever heard in a Vir
ginia court of just leo and rivaled, if
not surpassed, in point of atrocious
ness th?; story told hy lOvelyn Nesbit
Thaw of her experience with Stan
ford White. It was tho same story
she said she told to her father on
the day of tho tragedy.
At the afternoon session Judge
Harksdalo ordered the court room
cleated of all persons except thoso
directly Interested and tim newspa
per correspondents. In a few seconds
the crowd had filed their way out.
Kvoiybody knew this step was pre
liminary lo the placing on the stand
of Miss Loving. Miss Loving, weep
ing, look thc? arm of Attorney Lee,
leading counsel for tho defence, who
led her to the stand.
Sim wore a black skirt mid waist,
black hat and veil of the same color.
She lifted her veil and began her 1
Btory. For tho Hist few minutes she \
had to bo allowed to stop at intervals
In order to dry the tears which con
tinuously ran down her face. During
the recital several attorneys for the '
defence and Judge Loving, his young
son and Miss Annie Simad, a sister 1
of Mrs. Loving, gave way to tears. '
Miss Loving testified that she was '
2 0 years of age; that her relation
willi her father was always affection- '
ale, that he had "always been a most
"Holale to the jury in your own ,
word? ovorything that took place be
tween yourself and your father when
he culled you into his room."
"He told me that Uncle Harry ,
Snead had told him that Theodore
IOstos had brought me home the night
before in a drunken and unconscious '
condition, and ho wanted me to ex
plain to him what it all meant, I
went over and knelt down by father
and put my arms around him and he j
put his arms around me. and as soon
as I could speak I told him that
while I was in Lovingston, Theodore
IOstos had asked me to go driving
with him; that I Hist refused, but
thal on Annie Kidd insisting I did go 1
Dually, lint thought we would only
go ii little way. I did not put my j
hal on; just thought lt. was to be a ?
short drive. We llrst drove out. to- :
wants Oakridge station, drove about '
half way lo Oakridge station, then 1
turned around and came back '
through Lovingston and slopped at
his house. Ho told me he was go- 1
lng in his ho. se a minnie, would I '
wall lhere and hold tho horse until <
bo came back. He was in the house 1
live or six minutes. He como back '
and wo drove on down through Lov
ingston, through the Oap and down
below Mr. Coleman's obi place, and
turned around and cann; back to- ]
wards Lovingston. Just before we
got to the Oap he took out a bottle
of whiskey and asked me to take a
drink of ii, and I dbl take a swallow
of il. 1 told father I thought it i
must have berni drugged, because I
immediately bogan to get dizzy and
couldn't see things. JOverything com
menced to dance before me. and I :
asked him to take me home at once, ;
back t<i Lovingston. When WO got
to where one road turns down and
one np the mountain, instead of turn
ing towards Lovingston, he started
up the mountain. 1 asked him to
lake mc home nt once, that I was
feeling very badly and was sick, so
pienso take me. He didn't answer ;
ino al all, but drove on as rapidly as
he could. So father Hum asked me
il ho attempted to assailli nie. I
told him thai he had forced himself
upon me. I screamed hut I suppose
no ono board nie; and thal 1 then
lost consciousness and did not re
member anything after thal until I
was al Mrs. Kidd's house that night.
When I told falber thal, ho had gol
so while and unnatural looking that
it scared nie. I ran out to mother
and told her I believed I had killed
At tho conclusion of lier statement
Miss Loving regained composure and
Hm cross-examination by tho prose
A Map Presented.
Attorney Dan'l Hannon presented
a map of ?he country over which the
buggy ride was taken, and asked thal
t lie witness lix the point where IOstos
gave her a drink. She could not re
member exactly, bul designated the
neighborhood. She was then asked
where the assailli occurred, lo which
she replied thal ll was after she and
Kstrs had turned up the mountain
road. , ,
"When did you remember gaining
"During the night al. Mrs. Kidd's."
"Do you remember telling Mrs.
Kidd thal you had taken too large a
drink and Unit you dbl thal, once be
fore al IVolIovtio?"
"Dbl you not gol out of the lingo
and walk nil the steps and into the
house without assist unce V"
"Oil the next morning dbl you see
Miss Skeldon, the dressmaker? Did
Miss Sheldon come up to lake your
measure for a dress?"
"Did not Mrs. Ksles. mother of
Theodore, come to see you on the
y after the assault, and give you a
cup of c.hocolato?'
"Yos." . ..
"Did you not take breakfast at the
OURS RANKS THIRD
The Naval Force of America and
While Japan's Hank Fifth.-A mo ri
can Military Officers Speculate on
. the Outcome of a Wat
When tho president left town last
week it was not reasonahlo to ox
pect that Washington would bo dull,
but tho war scare cunio ulong at an
opportune time. Thoro isn't auy
doubt that a great deal moro has
been made of this little misunder
standing willi 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 whoso
hope of early advancement In their
profession of arms in conillet with
somo other power, lt ls woury bus
iness, this sitting down In piping
times of peace walting for older Offi
cers to die off or be retired. It is a
long time between promotions, and
the inactivity is killing to men who
aro young and ambitious and thirst
for martial glory
It is no wonder, then, that evory
time the United States lias a diplo
matic misunderstanding with some
other government Washington talks
war. If army and navy officers had
their way al! our ambassadors ami
ministers would lie recalled and diplo
macy rel aga ted to tho limbo of for
gotten tilings. Thc sword would be
tho only arbiter, tho drum would
lieut, Hie bugle call, and tho laud be
gay with tho panoply of war. But,
fortunately for tho country, lt is not
tho nation's warriors wlio aro charg
ed with responsibility; and the
chances that WO shall have to light
tho Mikado's yellow men aro remote
But regardless of the Improbabil
ity of a rupture between the two na
tions, military oilicers are already
speculating quietly upon the possi
bility of an estrangement; and com
parisons are being made of tho re
spective strength of the navies of
tho two countries. In their minds
they have begun to dispose of tho
American navy tn places whore the
most effective results could bo ob
tained. To be sure, oilicers of re
sponsibility studiously refrain from
discussing a matter of this kind,
knowing that lt is tho desire of the
Administration not to accentuate an
already acute situation. Hut their
commendable reserve in this respect,
has" not ostooped them, as woll as
others, from examining tho naval re
cords of the world's powers and as
certaining tho light lug 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.2 1 ll
Armored cruisers .... S 10
Protected cruisers.. ..43 10
Torpedo boats.32 77
Destroyers.1 ti 54
Coast defense.11 ;t
The number of vessels to be built
tinder existing appropriations by
Bach nation is as follows:
Type of vessels. li. S. Japan.
Armored cruisers .... 4 4
Protected cruisers. . . . .". 1
Compared willi other nations of
tho world, tho navy of the United
-Hates ranks third and Japan's fifth.
Most, of the Japanese ships are in
tiomo waters, tho same being true of
those of the United States. The pick
af our navy is now at Hampton
(toads, or the vicinity, nineteen of
Lhe battleships and armored cruisers
being rendezvoused there on account
)f tho Jamestown exposition in addi
tion to a large torpedo and subma
i-'ire Wipes Out Seven Blocks Adjoin
ing Exposition (?rounds.
Hy Hie explosion of a gasoline
dove in tho Derkeley Hotel at Pine
Peach adjoining tho Jamestown Im
position grounds, Wednesday, SCVOil
blocks, comprising sixty-five hotels,
saloons, eating houses and freak
shows, were burned lo lhe ground,
the loss is estimated at $226,000.
Five persons a negro boy, three
white women and an infant died
in tho Hames.
Detective Peyton, of thc secret ser
vice, department of the Imposition,
rescued a woman who was uncon
scious in her bed in the Arcade Hotol
His motlier and sister were stopping
?it this hotel. Miss Peyton, after es
caping from the burning building
told her brother she luid Iel) her
jewelry in her room. Ile rushed in
to the burning, building, bul. by mis
take entered tho wrong room, lloro
he lound tho woman.
home of Mrs. Kidd on (lie following
The prosecution brough! the state
ment from tho witness tba) she liad
not mentioned a single word of hoi
experience on tho evening prior to
people she mel on Hie slime day. Sin
bad talked pleasant ly with tllO mot li
er of Hie victim on lhe morning of
thc tragedy, bul had not mentioned
her experience lo her. Tho witness
was asked il before she went buggy
riding she had liol taken a drink of
whiskey .'it Hst es' store, to which she
"Did you drink ill Mst or' store on
Tile defence objected to tho ques
tion and tho jury left the court room.
Mr. Houldiug, who was conduct
ing the cross-examination, said that
his motive In asking tho question was
to show that Miss Loving was in tho
habit of drinking Whlskoy. However,
tho prosecution waived tho question
without Jugdo Harksdale rendering
?in opinion, bul Intimated that it
might be brought Up again ut the
Mr. Houldiug stilted that lie ex
pCCtod lo show that Theodore pistes
was guilty of no impropriety to Miss
Loving. The jury was brought back
Into liai court room and Hie question
Miss Loving, in answer lo ques
tions, stated Huit she was an OX port
horsewoman and weighed about 140
This concluded tho cross-examina
tion and tho court adjourned for the
He Attempted to Whip Adopted
Son When Wife Interferred.
Tim Woman Picked Up (jun mid Shot
Her Husband, mid Theil Went On
With Her Werk.
A special* to The Augusta Chronicle
says Thursday evening, Filmore
Luttum, a prosperous ?.farmer, living
five miles east of Salley was shot
hy his wife; Mrs. Josephine Lat han,
Ho was attended hy Dr. P. A. Phil
lips and ik. T. A. Jours of Spring
field, who found it necessary I . am
putate all of the fingers of hit right
hand except the thumb. About fifteen
or twenty ishot entered his right side
near tho point of the hip, hut the
doctors wore unable to ascertain If
they penetrated the abdominal cavity
or not. Lat han is seriously If not
Filmore Lal han ls said to be a
hardworking mun of some means hut
ls of a high and passionate nature.
lils wife is said to lie of a Uko na
ture. Thursday evening Lat han at
tempted to whip an adopted hoy
when his wife interferred causing a
dllllculty between thom In which she
struck La than with II slick. Lat ban
grabbed up a double-barrelled shot
gun and snapped it in (ho breast of
his wife, who stepped hack Into tho
house and picking up anotner gun
shot Lat han as above described.
People who knew them blame La
tham After shooting Lathan his
wife went on with her work as usual.
Houmous rsi-; AN AUTO,
Vanderbilt Rac? Course Selected for I
Robbers in thc state bf Long; Is
land have taken to the use of the
automobile, A number of robberies
have heirn committed on the course
on which the Vanderbilt Cup race
was run and in each case the robbers
have come to the house and escaped
in an automobile. The latest theft
was committed near Minneola, L. I.
on the derieo turnpike, near Krug's
corners, whore the fastest running
was done in the famous race last
fal. Herman Schwerter, a farm
hand in ihc employ of Charles Os
wald was attacked and made uncon
scious, by tho uso of chloral. Then
thc safe in thc house was robbed of
?1,000 and valuable jewelry. The
trio of robbers came to the farm in a
ed va ung car and then escaped.
When Oswald and his wife returned
to the farm they found Schwerter
gagged and unconscious. It took
three hours to revive them.
Mr, Oswald saw the robbers while
.hey \ 'crehon their way to his hon e
[Ie ac ^i s wife were driving along
be r They met a car in which
.hore re three men. Ali wore
japs and were dressed alike. When
ichwerter revived he told the story
)f the crime, lie. said he was writ
ing a letter, when there came a
mock at th door. H opened it and
vas confronted by three men. all in
iitU m ibile caps and dressed alike.
The men questioned him until they
foi: nd he was alone and then
; wo overpowered him, while the
bird rushed in and forced choral in
:o his mouth.
After seeing the man helpless on
the floor the robbers broke the safe
,vith a pickax they had gotten in the
jarn, removed $1,001) and fled, lt
was an hour before Mr. and Mrs.
Oswald returned. They summoned
he sheriff, who called out all the
deputies in the county. A doctor
was summoned to care for Schwer
ter. A determined effort is being
made to apprehend the criminals,
because of the fact that there have
icon so many robberies on the island
iii which the robbers have escaped
in racing: ears. The discription given
:>y Mr. Oswald is counted as an im
portant clue in the search.
TINKI'' AM) INVENTOR.
Philadelphia Prisoner a Confirmed
Lobber and Mechanical (.emus.
Invention and thievery go hand in
hand with Joseph l<\ Svatk, confined
in the City hall at Philadelphia on
charge of robbing a saloon. The man
fias 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 export robbers in thc busi
ness and that his inventive genius
makes it almost impossible to impris
on him, as he jacks all kinds of locks
and has never served a full sentence
for any charge of which he was con
victed and imprisoned.
Svatk isamechanical genius. While
in prison he has perfected a number
of inventions to bo used in tho man
ufacture of shoes. Kor one of t hese
he received $1,000. P?r another,
which he also perfected during a per
iod of enforced confinement, and
which is for perforating shoe tips,
be has been offered ti large sum and
big-yearly percentages in royalties.
The man could make a living honest -
ly, hut he prefers to inlier rather
I IK WAALS TO CO.
Asked lo He Hanged in I'lncc of His
At Montgomery, Ala., Kev. John
Mecinan, a I hi pt isl preacher and bro
ther of David lineman, colored sen
tenced to be hanged on July '?ti for
the murder of his vviTo made the 1*0
(|UC8t in the ellice of Sheriff Mclzor
Thursday thal he be hanged in the
place of h is bl ot bm'.
"I am much better prepared lo die
than David," said John Heeman. "I
believe I would got lo Heaven and
David would not. 1 believe il would
make a better man ol David and willi
lie would mool me in heaven."
The negro spoke with earnestness
and said he was ready and willing to
sufler for Hie sins ol' his brother. Ile
is an Intelligent negro and realizes
what he ls doing.
The negro seemed surprised and
hurt when told that the .^ate could
not nllow the sacrifico.
LOST IN A FOG.
(Vir and Mrs. W. Masuad Picked
Up Half Unconscious in
They Lost Their Hearings in a Fog
and Drifted About For Thirty
Hours at Sea.-Tho Supply of das?
olino (Javo Out When They Were
Far From Shore, and They Hud
About Chen Up AH Hope.
After giving themselves' up for lost
when they found that their tiny gas
oline launch had drifted out into tho
open ocean in Hie sudden fog that
that swept over tho Long Island
shore on Sunday evening, William
Masuad. manager or Ibo Alhambra
Theatre, of Harlem, N. Y., and his
wife were picked up late Monday
night lu a semi-conscious condition
by Hie Canarsio-Uergen Beach ferry
boat Helen and Frank MeAvoy.
For hours after the gasoline supply
of tho tiny Capitela had been ex
hausted they were buffeted about bv
waves that, threatened to lill her with
every sweep. There was not a mor
sol of food on tin; little craft, nor
any prootection from tho spray and
night chill. A single bottle of "water
was soon exhausted.
When daylight, came and no land
was to be seen, tho occupants of the
launch practically gave up hope, and
gradually sank into a stupor in tho
bottom of the launch. Then tho re
luming tide caught up tho little
craft and slowly swept it back into
(lie beaten track.
When the launch was sighted by
Hie captain of Hie Helen and Frank
MeAvoy there was no sign of life on
board, and il was not until the latter
craft was actually picked up that the
presence of the threatrical manager
and ids wife was discovered. They
were revived to full consciousness
with diillculty and cared for hy the
Mr. and Mrs. Masuad Started out
on au aimless cruise off Hergen Beach
Sunday afternoon. They intended to
go to Rockaway Beach for dinner,
and took no supplies from the beach
cottage, which they have rented for
the summer. Wnen some distance off
shore they carno across Janies 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 Capitela
close to tho Random. The fog set
tled down over the two launches and
for a time they Kept together head
ing for Rockaway Point.
In some manner they became sep
arated, After an erntie course Mc
Intyre, in tho Random tinnily made
shore at 4 o'clock In the morning.
About the same Hmo the gasoline
on the Capitela gave out and Mastud
was forced to let her drift. When
daylight came and land was nowhere
in sight, he decided that ho had
turned around in the fog and steamed
out to sea during Hie night.
According to the threattcnl man,
he and ins wife lost consciousness
during the agonizing day, and long
before they had,drifted haok In sight
of the coast they had given up hope.
Tiley did not know that the tide had
carried thom back over their eratic
course of Sunday night, nor did they
think of putting out distress signals.
The Helen and Frank took them to
Cannrste, where they spent Monday
night They were taken to their
Hergen Reach cottage Tuesday, and
their physician says in a few nays
they will bo none the worst for their
thirty-hour drifting experience.
When Mr. McIntyre discovered
that tho Capitela had not reached
shore he was much alarmed for their
safety, and at Hergen 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 tho vnudovlllo stage.
Tills is one of the near-tragedies
of as remarkable fog as ever swept
over Coney Island and tho adjoining
beaches, lt blew in from tlisea.
completely blanketing a brigid sun in
less Hmo than il takes to tell it. So
thick was the fog that great drops of
water fell from tho sky as Hut thicker
banks were driven inland.
MOST ATROCIOUS CHIME,
Wldte Man Assaulted Colored Child
and Shot Colored Mau.
A dispatch from Aiken says news
reached that city last Thursday of an
atrocious crime hoing committed
near Tonie, on tho edge of Aiken and
Orangeburg count ies. Only rumors
could bo g?lten, as no olllclal notice
has been received by tho authorities.
From what could be learned il
seems thal tho affair is about as fol
lows, or rather this is one side of the
story, and the other side cannot lie
On Tuesday Have Jeffcoat, a white
mnn of questionable repute, wont to
the homo of a negro na?1 ed Foglc
and while Foglo was aw. working
in a Held, assaulted his Hine daugh
ter, who is said lo lie about ten years
Ile then, il is said, went to the
Hold where Foglo was at work and
lhere shot him willi a gun. inflicting
a mortal wound. What occurred be
tween the men lhere is not known.
As was slated, the affair has not
1)0011 Ofllchllly reported and owing to
the distance the report could not bc
substantiated. If the above ls Hue.
Jeffcoat has gotten himself into ser
ious I rouble.
Negress Poisons Seven Members of
On tho charge of poisoning seven
mom hors of her family, Cora Set/or,
colored, was lodged tn jail al Salis
hurg, N. Po to await trial in Hie su
In a hearing before a justice of the
peace, the girl pleaded guilty to plac
ing Hough on Rats lu the coffoe of
her father and motlier.
Flyo other members of the family
also drank of the coffee and all came
near dying. A physician was called
and Hie arrest of the girl followed.
She gave as a roason for her acts
that she wished to see the effect of
the poison. This was her third at
tempt, lt ls alleged, to end tho lives
of her paronts.
TOO MUCH FREE LOVE
Wellesley Afraid Happy Colony
Will Corrupt Its Morals.
"Tho Home of Spontaneous Lov?"
nt Wellesley, Mass., ls About to Ile
Tho "Homo of Spontaneous Love,"
nt Wellesley, Masa., la In (humor of a
violent ond, with big, burly, Wel
lesley polleomon furnishing tho vio
lence. Tho nominal reason is that
Massachusetts cannot vcrv well piido
Itself on Its famous obi niuo laws
and at the same time allow this freo
love colony to exist. The real reason
it that the morals of tho girl'students
attending Wellesley college aro in
gravo danger, and tho inhabitants of
the staid, old New longland town are
very much shocked over tho reputa
tion which tho place has managed to
build up, and have determined lo
run tho colony out of town. Over
brook, as thc freo love colony run by
Frederick Heed, a former Wellesley
professor, is known makes no secret
of ils Idea of 11 boral morality, and,
as the result, of the startling stories
of strange doings tn this community,
Chief of Pol leo Kingsbury, of Welles
ley, has decided upon a lillie investi-'
gatton, and ir certain things are true;
well, food bye to tho "Home of Spon
Heed has run this free love colony
for two years, and his wife, who
strongly bel ives in his principles, has
helped him conduct lt. There has
been absolutely no restrictions at
Overbrook, Heed maintained that
"destiny" controls everything. While
the marriage con!rael is not decried,
it is not escentlal. The first protest
against, the colony caine from Hie
faculty of Wellesley college when il
was discovered thai a number of tim
students, girls, had been visiting the
places for some time! AM ol' them
were fascinated by the obsoneo of
restraint, that is Over brook's main
characteristic, and, movoovec, they
saw nothing wrong and gre v more
attached to the place willi ouch visit.
Then the residents of the town of
Wellesley began to grow suspicions
when they saw painted women with
glittering diamonds frequent (he
place. Wealthy business men of Mos
ton also made numerous trips to the
colony with women other than their
Strange tales were (edd of the
beautiful luke 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 J
Hie secluded walks which seemed to 1
he always populated. Men and wo
men who held a high position in so- '
ciety mingle . freely with the "undo- \
strahle citizens," and, consequently,
Wollesloy decided to have the chief (
of police make an Investiga*.ion.
The women at Overbrook, that is
tho regular female mein hers of t he 1
colony, wear bloomers. Reed declar- '
es this was tho primitive dress of thc 1
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 ore26 members of
tho colony. Twelve of them aro wo
men and most, of theso are pretty. At
timos, however, the membership runs
to 100, and then life ls indeed gay at
Overbrook. The work when they
please, which is not very often with
tho most of them. They spend their
Hmo, eating, sleeping, or lounging
around the building or grounds.
"It is all one glorious family," de
clares Heed. "I do not see why any
one seriously objects to our colony.
When the Wellesley college girls be
gan coining hero I welcomed them,
thinking that, they had been directed
by fate. I could not seo anything
wrong in permitting their visits.
None of them ever became members
of tho colony. Now that thc? presi
dent of the college has objected to
their visits I am perfectly willing
that they remain away."
COM.M ITT IO I) SUICIDIO.
Hedy Was Hurled Through Car Win
dow and Fell III Aisle.
While a trolley car was speeding
over Brooklyn Bridge Thursday night
a man's body shot through the sec
ond window from tho rear pf tl"' car
and fell In the aisle.. Six passengers
in Hie car were badly frightened, and
the conductor, ofter a short exami
nation, saw that the man was dead.
Where the body came from ls a
mystery. The motorman ^ays the
front of the car did not strike the
man. Tho police think tho man at
tempted to commit suicide hy throw
ing Himself from the promenade
above into the roadway in front ol'
the car, but misjudged Ibo spcod of
the car and landed against Its side,
falling through an open window. Tho
natue of the dead man is supposed to
bo .lohn Nelson.
lirSHAM) COMMITTK SUICIDIO
His Wife Had Cone to Her Mother's
Willi (bc Children.
Finding timi his wife with their
two children had gone to the home
of bis mother-in-law, Maul Woin
traub. a salesman, \\r?-yenrs-obl. pf
No. 7 2 Gorry street, Williamsburg,
N. v., committed suicide early Thurs
day morning by inhaling gas in the
parlor of his home. He had been 111
as well as ene ol his children.
Meiere he killed himself be remov
ed tho Hps from three gas burners in
tho parlor and plunged Up every hole
and crevice in the room. His suicide
was discovered by the family ol' Snin
uel Lovennan Oil the floor above, who
WOrO almost overcome by tho fumes
of the oscnplng gas which had pen
etrated their rooms through an air
STRUCK RV LIGHTNING.
Four Men Killed By Lightning Dur
ing Thunder StOVIU.
At Spartanbtirg, S. C., Thursday
Joe Gossetl was struck by lightning
and Instantly killed while riding to
his home near Wainui Grove ahead
of an approaching thunder storm, A
neighbor, who was riding a mule
along with him, was also knocked
from his mount, but mny recover
A dispatch from Winterville, Ga.,
says while hoeing tn n Held under a
clear skv, Jerrv Carey, an old negro
was Btruck bv a bolt of lightning
und Instantly killed. He is tho third
negro to be killed by lightning in the
Cherokee Corner neighborhood dur
ing tho last three day a.
Burled His Wife's Little Daughter
Alive In a Refuse Hole.
Pretty Llttlo Soven Year Old Mary
Now?lli Buried Alive ?y Hoi- Stop
father, Irwin Lewis, Who Is No*v
In Jail.-Lewis Admits Burying
. Her But Declares That Ho Thought
Duried alive by hor stepfather was
tho tragic fato of pretty, llttlo sov
en-year-old Mary Nowlin, for whose
death irwin Lewis is now lu Jail at
Chester, Pa., awaiting tho action
of tho grand jury. Lewis, thought
admitting that ho buried his llttlo
stepdaughter, declares ho did not
murder hor, or Know she was living
when ho burled her. "I thought
her dead when she foll from tho car
riage barn," he moaned in his d?
rense at tho coroner's investigation.
Silt his excuse was so fllmsy.and
tile weight or the evidence against
liim so great that he was quickly
remanded to jail to await tho Janu
ary term or court, and it was only tho
prompt work or the sheriff and his
deputies in getting him quickly out
ol the little courthouse at Avondale
where the hearing was held, that sav
ed the young Pennsylvania farmer
I rom death at tho hands of tho mob. "
Lewis' partial confession was
wrung from him by District Attornoy
MacKlreo on the day in which his
stepdaughter s tiny body was found
by VV. C. Shelley and John O'lirion,
deputy sheriff, in a hole that Lewis
had declared he dug to bury sonio
refuse in. The ono essential feature
to estalaisli the murder without a
doubt on the young stepfather, the
admission that lie killed the child,
Mac Fd ree was unable to get. On
the contrary, the fanner insisted his
stepdaughter's death was due to hor
fall from the carriage shod roof, and
that ho buried the body after Unding
the child dead, giving as his reason
that lie wished co spare his wife who
is in ?1 deljcate condition, thc shock
if her daughter's death.
Hut the alert prosecutor wns^prc
imred for just such a move cs this,
md startled the vast audience at the
Inqtiost by producing medical ovi
lence to show that tho child died
>f strangulation and suffocation,
rhere was not a mark nor a bruise
>n the body of the child and she had
lot boon assaulted, as Intimated. On
1er neck, however, wore the marks
if lingers, showing some one had
?lipp?d the child by tho throat, and
YO und tightly around the neck there
vas alad a piece of string, fixed tight
mough lo produce suffocation.
This partial confession upon the
dopfatlier's part removes all question
d' kidnappers being mixed up in the
.ase, as was at first thought, and lt.
s the opinion of everybody in Chos
er county that when the coll doors
dosed on Irvin Lewis, the girl's roul
nurderer had been Bafoly secured,
rho prosecution is said to have two
witnesses under cover who will say
that Mary ls said to have told thom
that some,one in lier own home had
tried to kill her twice during tho win
ter. The child is said to have divul
ged the attempts upon her lifo while
telling how much afraid she was of
lier "dad," meaning young Howls
"I always run and hide when 1
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 hor
stepfather has been learned from
men and women who have worked
?iboiit the Lewis farm or visited it,
and who, on several occasions, watch
ed meetings between the dead girl
ind her accused parent. There aro
many who resido In tho vicinity of
tho alleged crime Who believe that
Lewis is crazy, and that lt will be nec
! ssary lo either take him to an Insano
asylum or have a commission Inquire
Into his state of mind beforo his
trial, still months distant, ls begun.
Dynamite Explosion Tore Workmen
As tho result of a prematuro explo
sion of a box or dynamite near Tola,
Charlotte county, Va., Thursday af
ternoon, eight persons wero killed
mit right and six other persons ser
iously injured. The two Americans
killed wero Edward Clark, of Char
lotte county, fireman of a dinkey en
gine and Cornelius Sullivan, of Lam
oi)i, (ll., foreman of tho McDormott
Constructton company of Chicago,
which has the contract for tho con
struction of a part of tho Tidewater
railway. The six others killed aro all
Italians, who aro known by numbers
rather than names.
Tho accident happened In a deep
cul where a force of about fifteen
men wore on gaged. A box contain
ing about fifty pounds exploded and
?ill in tho immediate vicinity wero
killed. The victims were blown to
atoms, and fragments of tho bodies
were scattered In all directions. For
some distance around tho scone,
heads, arms and legs wero picked up.
One Italian was blown so far up Into
?hr embankment that tho body had
ld be dug out with picks.
A dinkey engine standing in tho
sards was blown to pieces. Tho ex
plosion was heard for miles around
and nearby houses were damaged by
tho I erl file shock. Tho cause of tho
explosion is unknown an tho victims
Were the only persons In the vicinity.
Ceorge Mason, an engineer, was fat
BLOWN TO P1EC?S.
Kills himself With Dynamite Bo
cause Wife Rebuffed Him.
At Mooroo, Mich., after his wife
had refused to como hack and live
With him because of his drinking
habits; Heoige Kummor, a quarry
man, walked to the barn at tho rear
Of ld? wife's houso, lay down on the
lloor and blew himself to pieces with
a stick of dynamite. Ho had carried
?he dynamite in his hand from tho
quarry, where ho was omployod, and
evidently had planned tho suicide if
his wife persisted in refusing to live
with him. AU that was left of him
after tho oxploslon was his logs.