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SHARK KILLS TWO AND EATS
LEG OFF OF A THIRD
Matawan, N. J., July 13. In the
third fatal raid in less than two
weeks, a shark killed a man and a
boy and mangled another boy so
tJadly that he will loose a leg.
The victims were swimming in Ma
tawan creek, two miles from Rari
ton Bay, when they were attacked.
Lester Stillwell, 12, was the first vic
tim. Thp shark bit his body almost
in half, and dragged him below the
surface. Stanley Fisher, 24, saw the
boy sinking and sprang in to rescue
him. The shark attacked Fisher and
ripped off one of his legs. Fisher
died last night in the Monmouth Me
Less than a mile from where Fish
er and Stillwell were mangled, Jos.
Dunn, 12, was attacked and leg so
stripped of flesh that it will have to
be amputated. ' He is expected to
Motor boats are patrolling the sea
shore points around New York City
today and bathing is almost entirely
New York, July 13. Recent in
stances in which sharks have at
tacked persons at resorts near this
July 1, Cha. Epting Vansanf of
Philadelphia attacked by shark whilo
swimming in surf at Beach Haven,
N. J., died soon after being taken to
July 6, Chas. Bruder's legs bitten
off and his side torn by shark at
Spring Lake, N. J.; died before help
could reach him.
July 10, a shark chased a canoe in
which Esterbrook Carter, nepljew of
Republican nominee, C. E. Hughes,
was paddling at Bridgehampton, L. I.
July 10, four large sharks, believed
to be of man-eating variety, reported
seen off Asbury Park, N. J.
Twenty-one Florida autoists passed
through Chicago enroute from Ever
glades to Straights of Mackinac
WOMAN IS CRUSHED BETWEEN
NEWS AUTO AND STREET CAR
Walk along Madison street east
of Fifth avenue any afternoon at
press time and you will see Daily
News delivery wagons banked up
along the curb for half a block. The
wagons leave just room for the street
cars to get by and no room for other
On tfs block westbound vehicles
must violate the traffic rules and
move west on the side of the street
intended for eastbound traffic. That
th.ere have been no serious traffic ac
cidents here is by many considered
The police apparently do not know
of the way the Daily News-makes use
of this street, or perhaps do not care.
Rose Wolf, 21, 1006 S Paulina sL,
was caught between a Daily News
delivery auto and a street car in this
danger zone today. She was crush
ed from the knees to the abdomen.
Miss Wolf was about to board a
street car when a News wagori,
driven by A. Berger, 353 W. 59th,
pulled out of the, line of machines,
crushing her against the car.
WILSON SAYS AMERICA SHOULD
BE TEACHER OF WORLD .
Washington, July 13. Speaking
before the citizenship convention to
day, Pres. Wilson declared America
is intended to be "a spirit among na
tions of the world."
"You should find the best way to
introduce to newcomer this spirit,"
said the president "It isn't fair to
the multitudes of men and women of
other countries that we should leave
them without that friendly help
which will enable them to find out
what America is like and what she
stands for. '
"These people should be educated
in the same schools that all of us are
educated in, that furnished by the
life of the community to which we