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WASHINGTON. D. C.r WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3. 1912. -TWELVE PAGES.
Sidna Allen and Wesley Ed
wards Are Fired Upon
WERE HIDING IS BABN
Hunted Men Seen by Several Per
sons Holds Up Moonshiner
in Mountain Pass.
Dj JOSEPH J. O'.NEII..
Hilllsvllle. Va. April I. A story of the
first shot fired upon Sldna Allen and
Wcs'.cj Edwards and their narrow es
cape from being laid low was brought
in from the mountains this evening by a
poe of men returning for supplies.
Alex. Divlns. who has a farm between
Fancy Gap anl Wards Gap, was aroused
at 1 o'clock 1) hearing a man moving
about near his corn crib In a few min
utes there was the sound of another
man approaching The two met and
.alked for a brief time in an undertone.
"Who Is there? What do want-" called
Olvlns from a window
There was no reply, but. suspecting
that the men were Edwards and Allen,
lix Ins shouted: "If jou don't answer, I
x ill shoot " Still there came no replj
Jlvlns seized his shotgun and raised h!
vtndow higher The noise of this
ilartned the prowlers Two figures ran
out of the darkness across a little clear
patch lighted by the moon rajs The
farmer llred but mi-wed He gate the
leelng figures a second barrel, but they
did not stop Then he turned loose his
Fheep dog. and they followed the men
for a quarter of a mile . The tracks
which the found later led Into the
woods of the outlaws, which are carried
k the poe men, fitted the prints in the
Tom Strickland, another farmer whoe
rla-e is between the two gaps, and who
knows Sldna Allen b) sight, saw the
ilansraen in the moonlight late Sunda)
night, skulking along the edge of the
woods beond some cleared land. He
was earning a rifle. Strickland watched
him until he passed out of sight, but did
not hall him. The detective ecouts ar-
rhed there onlj a short time afterward.
d7-star,S Aire uofJ-I-J thrnmfl mrd wjp
It is believed that Allen and Edwards
hate been separated, possibly irom the
time when th-y were driven out or
Buzzard Roost, and that STana, when
seen was on his way to Join Wesley on
the Alex Divln's nlace
The returning posemen atso brought
In full details of the first face-to-face
meeting between Sldna Allen ana per
sons not a Kinxman or ally Fajette
Aver? known to be a moonshiner and
slockader was thf on wno encountered
the desperado Ayers tald to-ia
lloliln Lp Moon.hlnrr.
I was crossing the mountain between
1-nm Gap and Wards uap, running
along a dark lath I knew, when I saw a
man coming toward me He tnrowed his
rifle on m ind -aid. Put up jour hand.
I did and then he said 'I am going to
kill vou. get ready tn die ' I said I ain't
done no harm to jou He said, 'You
know who I am. don't jou'" I told him
'I think jou are Mister Sldna Allen' But
I never said a word agin jou, Mr Allln,
ind am t going to begin now. Don t kill
me Mr Allen
He had his rifle raised to nis shoulder
ill this time ind his finger was on the
Ingg r I thougnt any minute that he
w uld pull But after a long time he
let his gun drop bj hi: side and said 'AH
right give me what weapons jou've got
and go on about your business. I didn't
hate no weapons, so he let me go
He was a terrible looking man with
his beard grown long and his ejes shin
ing In the dark like a wild cat.
EDWARD TEBBY DEAD.
Kngll.n telor Expire Kltrr Brief
London Ap-il I. Edward O'Connor
Terrj the English actor-manager, died
at his home, "Prion Lodge," Barnes.
Surrey, to-day, after a brief illness He
was born In 1S44, and came to his stage
profession bj right of birth, his father,
John Terrj, having been a well-known
and popular actor
He wis educated privately and
made nis stage debut in 1S63. His
first London appearance was at the Sur
lev Theater in 1SCT. and In rapid succes
sion he appeared In the Ljceum and then
the Mrmd He remained at the Strand
intll l.o, hn he went to the Gajety
There he stajed until 1SS7. when he
opened Terry's Theater with "Sweet Lav
ender plajing the part of Dick Phenjl
He was a well-known Freemason, be
ing past grand treasurer of the English
Grand Lodge and founder and first mas
ter of Edward Terry Lodge He was very
prominent In other fraternal and char
itable cir-les, had written many books,
and plajed In every country on the civ
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Very truly, jours,
TAMES S. TOPHAM.
Washington, D.' C, April 2, 1912-
London. April ! A woman crossed the
English Channel to-diy in an aeroplane
for the first time. She was Miss Tre
hawke Davis, a passenger, accompany
ing the well-known aviator, Gustave
Hammel. Hammel left Hendon at 9.3$,
passed oer Dover at 10.50. and landed at
St. Inglevert. near Cape Grlznex, at noon
After luncheon at Ambelteuse, the
Journey was resumed. Paris being
reached at 5.55 to-night. The trip from
Hendon to Paris was therefore made In
eight hours. Hamrael brought hli aero
plane to earth at Issj'. he and Miss Davis
taking an automobile into the city.
Paris. April 2. A romantic marriage,
arising from the celebrated Dreyfus case.
which stirred civilization and rent France
in twain fifteen years ago, will soon be
celebrated A son and a daughter of the
two principal protagonists In the famous
case, now having attained their majoritj,
are engaged. They are Adolphe Relnach.
son of Joseph Relnach. and Marguerite
Dreyfus, a daughter of Mathew Dreyfus.
Joseph Relnach Is the historian of the
Dreyfus case, and founded La Steele, the
newspaper that advocated the cause of
the Jewish officer.
Mathew Dreyfus Is the loyal brother
of the condemned captain. He gave up
a lucrative business in Mulhouse. and
spent his fortune In the fight for his
brother Alfred's freedom.
The Relnach and Drejfus children be
came acquainted during the fight through
common sjrapathy for the officer who
was sent to Devils Island, and the ac
quaintance soon ripened Into mutual es
teem and then love The marriage will
be solemnized next month In the Jewish
synagogue here by Chief Rabbi Kahn
DESIRED TO OUTDO
Muncic, Ind , April "Prompted by a
desire to outdo Alice Roosevelt Long
worth In populaiitj Is given bj Charles
H. Anthonj, of this cttj. as a reason for
the lavish display of Jewelry b his wife.
Harriet B Anthony, who recently at
tracted widespread attention b appear
lng at a Capital City ball wearing slip
pers with the heels studded with dia
But Washington socletj' Is no Judge of
diamonds. "You can buj that kind of
gems at K a quart." said Anthony to-daj-
In listing hi property for taxation
with Tow-nshlp Assessor Clem V Pow-
Other jewelrj dlsplajed bj Mrs
Anthonj In the East, however, will run
up Into the thousands, accoreing to ne
schedule prepared by the assessor.
GRACE IS DYING;
Atlanta, April Eugene Grace is one
day nearer death, according to bis physi
cians, and thatmeahs his wifar Mrs.
Daisy TJIrlcli Ople-Graee, who Is ac
cused of shooting him. is a daj nearer
being returred to Jail from which she
was recently released on bond
Advices from Newman to-night state
that Grace Is sinking, and that there is
no hope of recovery The paralysis
which has afflicted him from waist down
since he was shot Is extending upward,
and will soon reach the heart and cause
death. Grace cannot loner take solid
food, and Is being kept alive on liquids.
As soon as be dies an autopsy will be
held to determine Just what damage the
bullet did Grace realizes death Is near,
nnd to-day asked for a minister, who
came and prajed for him
Mrs Grace Is greatlj' depressed Her
lawjers to-daj pledged the Atlanta
sheriff to deliver Mr Grace to him as
soon as her husband died. Mrs Grace
wishes to see her husband before death,
but he refuses to see her
GETS SIGNAL HONOR
New York, April Z Solon Stjlan John
Vlasto, publisher of the Atlantis, a dally
Greek newspaper, has Just received pa
pers from Constantinople, under royal
seal, appointing him to the ecclesiastical
office of archon (meaning prince) ex
arch genral of the Greek Orthodox
Church. In other words, Mr Vlasto as
sumes the position of head of the Greek
Church In America. It Is an honor never
before conferred on a lajman.
The Greek Church, which includes In
its membership Russians, Greeks, Rou
manians, Montenegrins, Servians, and
Bulgarians, has more than 100 congrega
tions In this countrj Mr Vlasto has
taken an active part In raising money
for the church.
M"i Vlasto was born sixty jcars ago
in torla, Greece, and came to this city
One Da 'a Work.
New York, April "The steamship
Minnehaha and Caledonia unloaded 6,600
tons of potatoes and 10,00a cases or
wnisky nere in one aaj.
Sentenced Himself to Jnll.
Cincinnati, Ohio, April i "Name your
own sentence," said Police Judge Frlcke
to Joseph Bowen, charged with abusing
his family. He chose one day In JaiL
Bill Which Has Passed the
Senate Is Adopted by
Vote of 173 to 17.
After warm opposition led bj Minority
Leader Mann, with Representative Fitz
gerald, of New York, and Slsson. of Mis
sissippi, which concluded in a miniature
filibuster, the Houe yesterday passed the
Peters bill creating a national bureau of
child welfare In the Department of Com
merce and Labor The bill, which his
sed the Senate, has been referred to
a conference committee
The measure was passed bj a vote of
173 to 17 after the ajes and noes had
been demanded b Representative Slsson,
who evidenced a determination to make a
point of no quorum If opportunlt) offered
That Mr Slsson s point might be de
feated, it was necessar) for Speaker
Clark to record his vote In favor of the
measure. By doing this he brought the
total vote up to an exact quorum
Representatives Mann and Fitzgerald
opened their remarks by declaring them
selves in favor of the spirit of the reso
lution They protested, however, that
the new buereau overlapped otner Fed
eral Institutions now existing. Repre
sentative Fitzgerald .spoke sarcastically
of "professional philanthropists' during
the course of nis remtrks.
The purpose of the bureau, which Is
about to be created after long jears of
agitation, V to Investigate and report
i pon the question of Infant mortality, or
phanage. Juvenile courts, accidents, and
diseases of children, and the emplojment
of children, and Is further charged with
the dutj of legislation affecting children
In the several States. The bureau. In
fact, will be empowered to make in
quiries and reports on every phase of
child life, with special reference to de
pendent children and orphans
Tribute to Jane Addams.
A dozen or so members Joined In fight'
lng the bill. They declared that it rep
resented a further invasion of tho rights
of the States. When the bill was called
up for passage Representative Slsson, of
Mississippi, a Democrat demanded a dl
vision. This was defeated by a vote of
S3 to H.
The bill was strongly indorsed by many
philanthropists and prominent women,
among them Jane Addams. During the
course of debate Representative Mann,
of Illinois, the Republican leader, paid
a high tribute to Miss Addams He said
that his Judgment prompted him to con
demn the bill, bat out of deference to
Miss Addams and other women of the
countrj", 'svho insisted that the creation
of such a bureau would elevate child
life In the United States, he had decided
to support the measure.
Murdered Preacher Returns.
Suffolk. Va, April I. Rev.
James Larry Smith, for whose
murder Rev. Ernest Lyons has
served three years of an eighteen-year
term, has caused a sen
sation by returning: here.
S2250. Southern Hallway. S22JU).
Washington. D. C to Nashville. Tenn.
and return, account 4th annual conven
tion Southern Commercial Congress.
April s-io. correspondingly low round
trip fares from points In Virginia and
The only line operating Through
Sleeping Car between Eastern cities
and Nashville via 'Washington, D. C
Largest Honda? Circulation.
HOLD-UP BY THE
VOTED TOR HERSELF.
Lenox. Mass, April I Lenox
voters think Miss Hclolse Mejer,
sister of the Secretary of the
Navj-, George von L. Meyer,
voted for herself for mem
ber of the school committee In
the annual town election Monday.
She w as the onlj- woman who voted
and there was only one ballot
cast In her favor. The other
candldatclndoraed by-a.ll parties,
-sot M voles. 4-
DREAMS OF PAST
Former Tammany Chief Sits Alone
in Window of Club Where
Once He Was Supreme.
New York. April I. A stout, graj -haired
man sat alone at the window of a
Fifth avenue club to-day gazing medi
tatively through the heavj mists at the
dripping vehicular procession up the ave
nue The attention of passersbj, who for
memory's sake now give a fleeting,
searching glance for the political nota
bilities who In former jears used to
grace the window of the Democratic
Club for such it was was Immediately
arrested by the solitary figure.
There was something remlnlscently fa
miliar about It. Even In repose the man
suggested unmistakable strength and
bodllj vigor. Although the features of
the suu-browned face appeared to have
lengthened with age. there was a dom
inant. almost ugly, set to the square Jaw
"By George! That's Crokcr!" ejacu
lated a Tammany politician of the olden
time, who In passing with a friend had
turned to look up at the old familiar win
' But how he's changed! I never would
have known him the way he has changed
The stopping of the pair of pedestrians
In front of the window caused the man
looking out to notice them, and he gave
a short. Jerky nod of recognition to them.
It was Croker, the Tammany boss of
old. resting for a few dajs before his re
turn to Ireland, at the club he estab
lished as bis personal headquarters In
the zenith of bis power. Little wonder
that the grim visage of the old leader
had been so transformed by the change
In the gtjle of his beard that he was not
quickly recognized. His abundant white
whiskers, trimmed Van Dyke, have been
shaved away until ho has but a scant
In the olden days he breakfasted like
a French monarch, surrounded by cour
tiers and lieutenants. To-day his ma
terial meal was graced by not even one
of the hundreds who used to court his
favor by their constant attenUon upon
his every activity.
TAFT SOUGHT COX'S ALT).
Brother Charles Accuxed of Seeking
Aid of Cane.
Cincinnati. April 5. Rud. K. Hynlck,
the remaining one of the Cox trium
virate, in resigning as treasurer of the
committee of the Hamilton County Re
publican organization, at a meeting of
the central committee to-day, charged
Charles P. Taffwlth soliciting the sup
port of the "Cor gang" lor nis Drother.
President Taft. when the latter was
seeking office four years ago.
Br doing so," said Mr. Hynlck. "I
ran the risk of suffering a severance
of political relations that obtained tn
the past. It was when Charles P. Taft
was a candidate for United States Sen
ator from this State that he asked me
to use my Influence toward securing
the support of the Hamilton County
Tfelegatlon. I did so.
"Now. what I resent Is the fact that
a club has been used by those who dls J
agreed writn my political policies In
running campaigns. I owe It to my
self, family, and business to retire,
and never in the future will I serve
as treasurer of 'this committee."
Amazing Story of Slaughter
by Religious Fanatics
t ToIclbyLjeadeiv .
HACKED UP IN PIECES
Ijifaj-ette. La., April 1 Acting on her
ovn amazing confession that she killed
venteen persons with her own hands
land directed the killing of as many more
thit she might gain immortality by
sacrificing human life, the grand Jury
will at once return an Indictment against
Clementine Barnabet. a half-blood col
ored woman Furnished with convincing
clews the authorities are now investi
gating one of the most astounding series
of crimes ever committed.
For weeks past the author les
Southwest Louisiana and southeast
Texas have een completelj baffled by
murders of the most brutal description
Whole families would be slain In their
homes, the assailants Invariably using
axes and apparently alwajs making the
slaughter a bloody orgy .No less than
thlrtj -five persons, all colored, hav e been
murdered In this manner
To-day Clementine Barnabet. suspected
recent killing, confessed that she was the
recent killing, confssed that she was the
person who directed the slaughter. By
her own admission she Is the head of a
cult known as the "Church of the Sacri
fice," which is composed of colored re
ligious fanatics who believe that by taklnc
numan life alone they can reach eternity.
The cult had no regard for the law.
"We were not afraid Of being arrested,"
she said to-day, "because I carried a voo
doo which protected us from all punish
From the woman's story It was appar
ent tnat tncre was never any motive but
fanaticism behind the murders. The
homes of the victims were seldom robbed
and many of the victims were not known
personallj- to the assailants. As many
women belonged to the cult as men. and
the)- shared equally with the men In the
sacrifice of human lives. It is regarded
as significant that most of the murders
were committed on Sunday night, pre
sumably after they had worked them
selves into a religious frenzy at their
meetings. It Is believed that the victims
were chosen indiscriminately.
'Whole Families Slaughtered.
Usually the head of a family would
be marked for slaughter, and every
person found In his house when the
members of the cult descended upon It
would be killed. All the victims were
horribly mutilated. Heads and limbs
would be separated from the torso and
strewn over the house. From the Dar
abet woman's story It was evident that
when every spark of life in the cottage
had been accomplished and the degen
erates bad completed their work of
dismemberment the slayers partici
pated in a "sacrificial ceremony."
In n Instance were the police able
to find substantial clews.
Nothing was left behind by which
the murderers could be Identified: there
was never a clew to Indicate why the
murder had been done. The killings
presented a new problem to those fa
miliar with criminology. Killings
among colored people are frequent In
this section, but the act is almost in
variably preceded by a quarrel, and the
work of detection heretofore has never
How many belonged to the cult Clem-
enUne Barnabet did not know, but she
did recall the names of many besides
herself who had participated . m the
crimes, and these she gave to the police.
The round-up of members of the cult
will begin to-morrow, and with the aid
of the Barnabet woman the police be
lieve they will be able to arrest and
convict at least fifty.
The confession Of the head of the cult
has caused great rejoicing among the col
ored people In this section. It la the
first night In months that the black com
munity have been able to sleep without
the horrible fear of a vltlUUon by the
"death tujjyt" -. 'I
GIRL, 12t PROMISES
TO OUIl? SMOKING
Little Pearl Hackley. twelve years
old. of 91 M Twenty.seventh street
northwest, stood before Judge De Lacy
In the Juvenile Court yesterday after
noon and bashfully admitted that she
had been smoking cigarettes for three
"How many do ou smoke a day?"
asked the court
"Oh. two or three," replied Pearl. "I
haven't smoked any to-daj. Yesterday
I smoked two."
"Well, my little lady." said the court,
"you can be cured, then."
Pearl was brought Into court on a
petition for commitment to the care
of the Board of Children's Guardians.
It was pointed out that the home was
an unfit one.
"Do you want to go away from mam
ma?" asked- Judge De Lacy.
No, sir," replied Pearl, tears coming
to her eyes.
"Then, what will you do if I let you
remain with your- mother.
"I'll quit smoking," answered the lit
tle girl, without the least hesitancy.
"It's a bargain." replied Judge De
Lacy. "The case Is dismissed."
HEROIC WIFE ROWS
SPODSE TO SAFETY
When Husband Wounds Self with
a Rifle, She Forgets Illness
and Propels Boat
New York, April 2. That William Mor
ris, of Ninety-ninth street, Canar
sle. Is alive to-day la due to the heroism
of his wife. Morris Is loud In his praise
of the frail and delicate little woman
who rowed with superhuman effort to
bring him to shore after he had acci
dentally wounded himself, and. had he
not received Immediate medical atten
tion the results would have been fatal.
Mrs. Morris has been ill during the
winter and her husband thought the
bracing air of Jamaica Bay would prove
a good tonic for her. He carried her to
Ms boat and then went back to the
house, bringing with him a small rifle
"Please don't take that gun along, Will
lam," Mrs. Morris pleaded. "You know
I am afraid of firearms."
Morris laughed at her fears and said
that the gun would probably be the
means of getting her something that she
would like to eat
They rowed several miles over the
bay when Mrs. Morris wanted to return
home, saying she felt faint. Morris at
the time saw a bird and picked up his
rifle. His wife persuaded him to put the
weapon down, saying she could not stand
the report. Morris started to comply
with her request, when In some unex
pected manner the gun was discharged.
As It did, Morris fell over backward in
his boat, terribly wounded In theslde
Forgetting her own 'Weakness. Mrs.
Morris wnotjto- the "aid of liei-htnban?
binding up his wound. She then picked
up the oars and set to the task of getting
to shore. The sea had become rough by
this time and It was as much as a
strong man rould do to battle against
the waves The little woman never
flinched and. with the thought that her
husband must be put ashore as aulcklv
as possible she bent to the oars and sent
tne Doat rainy scooting along
When Scotia Bar was reached she
beached the boat and. calling a man. she
fainted awaj Morris was taken to a
surgeon's office and his wound drrsxrrf
The surgeon said that but for the efforts
of his wife Morris would have died from
Itrnl D. 1. R. Dies.
Oxford. Conn. April i-Mrs. Emlly
Baldwln. one of the few real Daughters
of the American Revolution In the State,
died at her home here to-daj She was
ninety ears old and a daughter of Moses
Sperry. who served as a Minute Man at
Lexington and Concord
Ilonllla Critically III.
New Orleans. April 2. Manuel Bonllla.
president of Honduras, is said to be crit
ically 111 with Brlght's disease.
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make the big game of "Authors" worth the
A BIG LIST OF FREE PRIZES
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MORE DETAILS IN TO-MORROWS HERALD.
TO SAVE LEVEES
President's Message, Warn
ing f Flood Danger, Re
sults in Quick Action.
PRECEDENT IS VIOLATED
Senate Accepts House Resolution!
Under Unanimous Consent
Overriding the sacred precedents of the)
Senate. Congress jtsterday within a few
hours after It received a special message)
from President Taft. voted JXO.OCO fof
immediate use In strengthening and ex
tending levees alone the Mississippi Rivet
now taxed to the breaking point by thd
heavj- floods thit arethreatentng.
flan .dell Drama Bill.
The resolution which passed the Honaa
and benate was drawn by Representative
Ranvlell, of Louisiana, and adopted at s.
hastily called meeting of the Rivera and
Harbor Committee. Not m many oj
long day has Congress shown the speed
that It did jesterday.
Early 1n the djy numbers or tne-Rlvers
and Harbors Committee were In com
munlcatlon with members and officials off
the War Department, wno, arter re
celvlng a series of private coramunlca.
tlons along the Mississippi River, stated
that 20,000 would be sufficient to pro
tect and strengthen the levees for the)
present time. Meantime the President
had drawn up his special message urging
that half a million dollars be made im
mediately available for the valley towns
lulntlon of Precedent.
When the msure which had passed)
the House reached the Senate, Senator
Warren, of Wyoming, a State singularly
free from flood, arrse to protest that the
suspension of the rules and consldera
tlon of the Dill was In violation of benata
Immediately several Senators werfl
upon their feet with the explanation that
every moment counted, and the Senate
could not afford to delay legislation)
which meant the saving of many Uvea
and millions of dollars worth of property.1
Senator Warren then explained that ha
merely desired to call to the Senat'a.at
tentlgn 4he fact that t,' precedents werej
being ignored. He explained that helper
sonaity 'had -no -desire to-dclay the VeglJ.
With this understanding Vice President
Sherman asked whether there was any
objection to the consideration of the
Ransdell bill. None being heard, tha
measure was passed and the Senate at
once went into executive session.
Delegation Visits Taft.
During the morning the entire delega
tion in Congress from Louisiana called!
upon the President and urged the appro
priation of ROCOCO for the strengthening
and extension of levees along the Mis
sissippi River The President then sent
his message naming the amount suggested
as a possible sum It was not lorn;
thereafter that Investigation brought out
the fact that this was more by .150,003
than was needed.
The President's message left no room
for argument as to the Immediate neoes
slty of the legislation asked. It said In
"The flood In the Mississippi Valley, by
reason of the rise in all the rivers tribu
tary to the Mississippi and Missouri as
nearly the same time. Is likely, tn tha
lower part of the valley that is. Mis.
sourl, Kentucky, Arkansas. Tennessee.
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