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VOLUME xxxxm o BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 1914 .->4 PAdKS (IN^ SIX PARTS) NUMBER 306 r LACY DECLARES HE SURRENDERED ON STRENGTH OF BARGAIN MADE WITH GOVERNOR AND ATTORNEY SAYS IT WAS AGREED THAI HE SHOULD BE . TRIED ON ONLY ONE CHARGE AGAINSTHIM I _ fudge Brown Places Sen tence of Ten Years in the Penitentiary on Former Convict Clerk U _ GOVERNOR AND SPECIAL COUNSEL DENY AGREEMENT fssue Statements Declaring Charge Is Without Foundation—Statement Causes Widespread Sensation A Over State—Judge to Consider Matter By L. 9. BBTTY Montgomery, Harch 7.—•(Special.) Afire He had been Menteneed by Judge Armatead Brown to nerve 10 yearn In the penitentiary for the enihennlement of 150,000 of ntnle fundn, Theodore l/aey, former ehlef elerk of the eon vlef department, thin mornlug naked the court to dismiaa the other eanen agalnat him on the ground that there *1 'Ban an agreement entered Into be tween hla attorney and the governor of Alabama whereby he ahould be tried on only one eane provided he n-ould surrender hlmnelf Into the bandn of the law. As soon as it was learntd at the capital that Lacy hail made this statement, the governor at once issued a vigorous* denial. Another strong denial came from Daniel W. Troy, special coum *1 for the state, i ^ " ho was mentioned by Lacy as on-3 of the , parties to the agreement. LACY’S STATEMENT 1 CAUSED SENSATION Lacy's statement, the first he has made in open court, won made immedi ately after Judge Brown liad sentenced \ t bint to 10 >ears imprisonment, and fur- ( ^ nibbed one «>t the sen*1 .-...Kina of the cele ’ l rated trial. The statement was immediately chal lenged by Solicitor William T. Seibels of Montgomery, who declared that no agree- ' fnent had been entered into which would 1 in any way compromise the interest of the 1 state. Mr. Seibels stated to the court ‘ that certain propositions looking to ' Lacy’s return had been made to him, but that these propositions contemplated that ‘ Lacy would return in good faith, restore the money he had sto’en, and attempt to make* other reparation for his crime. . This proposition, according to Solicitor , Seibels, was not In the light of an agree ment. but one which involved the return of the stolen property and other evi- i dances of good faith on the part of the former chief clerk of the convict depart ment, towards helping f.: the prosecution and conviction of anyone who might have been implicated with him. Under these conditions, a proposition had been made lo try I*acy under one indictment. Since Lacy has not returned the stolen property, or made any efTort, so far as » tan be ascertained, to aid the state in ; \ tonvlcting others, the state is determined ■ to prosecute him under the other indict- ] merits, and. if possible, to impose the maximum penalty under each conviction. A crowd began to gather at the court house long before the hour fixed for * the court to sentence Lacy, and when i ho arose to hear his sentence the crowd i bent forward in eager expectancy. MAKES NO ANSWER TO QUESTIONS \ When Judge Brown asked Lacy if he : , had anything to say as to why he should . I not be sentenced, Lacy replied that he I had not. Judge Brown then said: 1 “Lacy, the charfee under which you 1 have been convicted Is a serious one, I one of the most serious In the history - of Alabama. You have been convicted i by a Jury of embezzling the largest sum i of money that, has been embezzled by , anyone in this state during the present , generation. The law Axes the maximum t penalty at 10 years, and I must Impose that sentence." Following this statement. Lacy said: "Judge. I would llktf to ask that you i have the other cases against me nol I proceed for the reason that there was < an agreement entered Into with the gov- ' ernor of this state that I should be tried i )on one case." ,i Solicitor Seibels then told the court that If any agreement had been entered Into l It was not. one that would compromise ’ the Interest of the state. Lacy replied that the agreement had i <Continued on Page Eleven, 1 TODAY’S AGE-HERALD | 1—Lacy declares he surrendered by agreement with governor. Date for execution of Frank set. Steamer crew rescued during storm. Another British citizen in danger in Mexico. t—Week’s events puts new ginger into state politics. S—Madison candidates qualify. 4—Indications in' probable choice of police chief. ^—Birmingham given encouragement by Atlanta reports. Weil forecasts senatorial election. ty i Harding thinks commistoners too ’] drastic on viaduct. ? Fairfield mill to be best in world. f—Example of simple life. , T—Bankhead explains parcel post Ideas. I—Conditions of county schools en couraging. •--Wall street still finds fault with democrats. 10— All Inreadlness for suffrage lead ers, 11— Thomas Haddock found hanging to ■lisle IB store. ' 14-15—Sports. 16— Drug crazed man cuts wife's throat with pocketknlfe. 17— Poultry news. 21—Mrs. Trenton again in serious straights. £2—Rate compromise still live topic of Interest. 23— Woman suffrage serious problem tof politicians. 24— Church services. 25— 30—Society. 27— Fight coming In Mobile county on oyster question. 28- 29—Editorial comment and Ned Brace. 31— Memorable freezes. 32— Dolly's dialogues. 33— Women In the courts. 34— Automobile gossip. 35— The theatres. 36— Growth Of automobiles In Birming ham. 37— Common sense In the home. 39—Powhattan only Virginian emperor 41— Markets. 42— Britain’s support In Mexico de pends on repeal of tolls. 43— 50—Magastne section. rl-54—-Comic supplement. . ' ’ ; • 'S.: .. '/: .a-*:': A--.. * r, * Statements Which Caused * Big Sensation Y&$Crday jy ^ Montgomery, March 7.—(Special.)—Following aro^jk qQ alternants of the | governor of Alabama, Theodore Lacy and Daniel ^ which caused a j state-wide sensation today: O “There was an agreement entered into w governor of this state ! that I should be tried on only one cose."—Theoo • Lucy. *'I understand that Mr. Lacy, after being sentenced this morning, stated ! to the court that his friends had an agrement with me whereby he was to be prosecuted in one case only. > "I have never made an agreement with his friends, representatives or coun- ! sel or anyone else that he should be tried on only one case, or that he should receive less than the full measure of punishment which his crime deserved, and I have had no communication of any kind or character with Mr. Lacy himself since he stole the state's money."—The Governor of Alabama. "1 ani informed that Mr. Lacy stated to the court today iiiat his friends had an agreement with the governor ancl myself, as the representative of the solicitor, that he should be tried ohly in pne case. I have never represented the j solicitor in any agreement with Mr. Lacy or with his friends, nor assumed to ; do so. "Mr. Lacy's friends approached me with propositions for his return, which 1 understood to involve the return of the money also, and on this understanding > I did put them in touch with the solicitor. So far as I know no other agree ment was made than that shown by the statement of the solicitor in court this morning."—Daniel W. Troy. LACY’S ATTORNEYS DECLARE GOVERNOR MADE AGREEMENT Pettus and Patterson Give Out Statement Detailing Negotia tions Between Governor and State Officers and Lacy’s Friends Looking Toward His Return and Surrender. Was Promised to Be Tried on Only One Caae Montgomery, March 7.—(Special).—That negotiations ooking to the return of Theodore Lacy, sentenced to ten years n the penitentiary for the embezzlement of $50,000 of state con vict department funds, were begun in July of last year and that in agreement was made with the governor of Alabama, Daniel \V. Troy, special counsel, and Win. 1’. Seibels, solicitor of Mont gomery county, whereby Lacy would be tried on only one case, md that he would be allowed to make bond in the sum of $50, )00 or less, was the statement given out late ght by E. W. Pettus and Charles A. Patterson, both of S' The statement was given out in inswer to statements from the t?ov ■rnor, Mr. Troy and Solicitor Seibels hat there was no agreement made ■elative to Lacy’s return. The signed , statement was prepared in the pres- j >nce of Ray Rushton and W. W. Hill >f Montgomery and Col. Jesse F. Stallings of Birmingham, attorneys or Lacy, and was verified by these awyers from correspondence in the >ossession of the two Dallas county 'itizens. Details Negotiations The statement purports to give in de alt the various negotiations entered into >y Messrs. Pettus and Patterson with he governor and other representatives if the state looking to I.acy'8 return. \ccordlng to these men, an agreement .van first entered into In July, 1913, at vhich time It was proposed that if L,ary ihould return and give up all money le had taken, exclusive of what he had ised for personal expenses, that he would le allowed to plead guilty In one, case ind take a sentence of one year and a lay and all other indictments be dis nissed. Tills agreement further specified, ac ordlng fo the statement, that I.acy would lot be compelled to testify. Another igreement was entered Into In January if this year, according to the two Dal as county citizens, at which time there vcre present the governor, Mr. Troy. O. Miles, a detective, and John Mof att. recording secretary to the governor. Phis time it was agreed to have I.acy iurrender, be tried as early as possible, md have all cases against him nol irossel except those charging the tak ng of money from the banks. It was urther agreed, according to the state nent, that l-acy's bond was to be fixed it $20,000. Solicitor Seibels was not pres int at this conference but was In a onference that evening and stated that he agreement was satisfactory. Another Conference On the following day another confer ence was declared to have been held bc ween representatives of Lacy, the gov irnor and other state representatives, fhe solicitor was not. present at the time if the conference, but was seen that light and agreed that there would be iut one prosecution of Lacy if he came lack to Montgomery, stating that he vould recommend a bond of $20,000. a In closing their statement, Messrs. Pet us and Tatterson said that Detective dlles called up Mr. Patterson over the ong distance telephone the morning after the third c, 4 tqltl him that the “govt t pi*, e Ida personal guarantee Tn **, ^ a.*/* cement was all right and would y carried out in every partlculAr.” AU w Ww>ihl>*e tx.i. rf ’-enncs were held at the Exchange hotel, having been arranged by E. O. Miles, the de tective whom the governor employed to find l4icy. Mr. Miles w’a« present at all of these conferences. The statement in full of Mr. Pettus and Mr. Patterson fol low’s: “In July, 1913, after Mr. E. O. Miles, detective employed by the state of Ala bama, in connection with the convict department Irregularities, stated to us that his idea was to find Lacy through the family and friends, and that he had the governor’s approval of this plan, j and in pursuance of this Mr. Ml lea asked us if we would meet the governor and try and agree upon some basis for Lacy to return to Montgomery, provided we i coud get in touch with him. or if at any time we could get In touch with him. We agreed to this, and at Mr. Miles’ request we had a conference with the] governor. Daniel W. Troy, E. O. Miles and Mr. W. T. Seibels in a room at the Exchange hotel at night. Question Discussed “During this conference, the question of Lacy’s return was discussed, a-s well as the question whether ho would re turn any money, and what Ids attitude would be towards testifying in the case of the state against James Q. Oakley. We told the governor (hat we did not known where Lacy was and had no au thority of any sort to act for him and that our action would be merely what we would recommend to Lacy should we at any time get in communication with him. After an hour’s discussion an agreement was readied and was written out In the handwriting of E. W. Pettus, read over by the governor and Mr. Seibels and was agreed to. The original agree ment is In our possession at this time, and is in words as follows: Must Give Up Money “ 'Lacy to come back to Montgomery and give up all the money he took, less any reasonable amount that may have ueen expended by him for personal ex penses, not exceeding $6000 to $10,000, and he shall also tell to the governor, or his representatives, exactly what was done with the money outside of the court room, but without any obligation on Lacy's part to testify against Oakley. Then Oakley is to be tried first, and after Oakley is tried, then Lacy is to either plead guilty ill one case and take a sentence of 1 year and 1 day and all other Indictments to be dismissed, or Lacy can then plead not guilty and let the law take its course as if tills stipulation 1 ad not been made.' “The day after this agreement was made, at the suggestion of all parties, E. W. Pettus wrote to "Daniel W. Troy, in which letter It was stated that this agreement had been reached, and the letter was a confirmation of the agree ment. It had been agreed verbally that this agreement should have force and ef fect from 90 days from the date on which it was made. After this letter was written to Mr. Troy, Mr. Troy spoke to Mr. E. W. Pettus about the letter and about the time limit.* Got in Touch With Lacy "Several months after this, In January, 1914, we communicated with Mr. E. O. Miles and told him that we had gotten In communication with Lacy and would like to have another conference over the matter and see what arrangement could be made. as. there were some changes which we wished in the origi nal agreement. Mr. Miles came to Mont gomery and arranged a conference In the Exchange hotel with the governor, Mr. Troy. Mr. John Moffet and our selves, and he also agreed to have at this conference Mr. VV. T. Seibels, but Mr. Seibels could not come to the con ference that morning and Mr. Troy stated that he would represent Mr. ijcl bels, although any arrangement he made on the part of Mr. Seibels would have to *be confirmed’ by Urm before It be came binding. “We then discussed the matter of Lacy’s return, and had before us the original agreement of July, ISIS, and a new agree ment was written In pencil on the sta •*V t , • n. v- - •• ■ ./ jf GOT HIS GOAT I ‘ ' -f DATE FOR EXECUTION OF LEO M. FRANK IS SET FuRJPRIL 17 Slayer of Mary Phagan Must Pay Penalty on tfro Anniversary of 1 His Birth Atlanta, Marr!f*7.—Leo M. Frank was sentenced again to death here today for the murder of 14-year-old Mary Phagn, a factory girl. His execution was set for April 17. .Judge J. B. Hill of the superior court In pronouncing sentence merely carried out the order of the supreme court of Georgia, which on February 17 ap proved the conviction. Frank previously had beeen sentenced to be executed October 10, 1913, but sentence was suspended pending decis ion of a motion for a new trial, an ap peal to the supreme court and a mo tion for rehearing on the appeal. The last of these efforts to save the life of the young factory superintend ent’s life was defeated by decision of the supreme court on February 25. Date la Birthday The date set for the execution is the prisoner's thirtieth birthday. This faot was not known until sen tence was pronounced, when Frank turned to a friend and remarked that the 17th would be his birth anniversary. Frank was born in Quero, Tex., on April 17, 1884. Immediately after the decree of exe cution was read the condemned man made a brief statement to tTie court protesting his innocence. He spoke with composure varying Ills tone of voice only to emphasize certain state ments. The attorneys for Frank already have announced their intention of filing spe cial motion for a new trial on the ground that the newly discovered evi dence warrants this. May Defer Execution Pending disposal of this motion by the superior court ths date of execution may be still further deferred. While no definite announcement, has been made nf allegations to be Incor porated In the extra motion it Is ex pected to touch upon several affidavits recently made public by counsel for Frank. These Include ordinary sworn statements from two state witnesses at the trial last autumn that they testi fied falsely In regard to the movements of the Phagan girl and Frank on the day of her murder. .April 28, 1814. Two other affidavits purport to es tablish an alibi for Frank. Still another charges a conspiracy of evidence against hint. Frank tonight addressed a card to the public in which he reiterated his In nocence and declared that he believed he was entitled to a new trial. "The shadow of physical death docs not dismay me.” he said. "If such he my end, 1 shall go to It without fear and without qualm. I am man, born to face and endure that which the chance of fate may bring. "In the sight of God and Hla name, by the honor which I hope will be re stored to me, by everything which a man may hold sacred, I swear that I am Innocent of crime." Effio Germon Dead New York, March 7.—Mias Euphemia (Efffle) Germon, a popular actress of 70 years ago, died Thursday at the Actors’ Fi^nd home In Staten Island. She waa one of the principal attractions In Baltimore and Philadelphia stock companies, and years ago at Wallace's theatre In this city. MUa Germon was born in Augusta, Oa., on June 13, 1341, and waa the daugh ter of O. C. Garmon, tha original Imper sonator of Uncle Tom. - J i . \ • - A’ '* ' .a If C r. S'. ■ *••••••••••••••••••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SHOT WHILE MILKING COW; WIFE KILLED; SLAYER KILLS SELF San Francisco, March 7.—While Tony Klicinovich was milking tils cow today, Marks Ska rich, with whom lie had quar reled, appeared and began pumping lead at him. Klicinovich dodged behind tlie cow. Skarlch shot the cow and she fell dead on top of her master. Her body protected him partially, and us he lay pinned to the ground Skarlch shot him through the right »mn, the right leg and tl»e left hip. He in dying. Alarmed by the sound of shooting, Mrs. Klicinovich tan tq the door. Ska rich shot he HI trough the Mr-ast and sl.o foil dead. He fled to his lodging house, locked him self In his room and committed suicide. 1 Survivors of the Sunken Charlemague Tower, Jr., Reach Newport News. Rescue Mere Chance Newport News, Vo.. March 7.—Bring ing Capt. H. C. Simmons and 16 mem bers of fhe crew of the American steam er Charlemagne Tower, Jr., which went down off the New Jersey coast yester day morning, the whalebaclc steamer Bayport reached here late this after noon. The wreck survivors were landed at Sewell’s Point where they boarded a trolley for Norfolk, leaving Norfolk tonight for New York. With four men half dead from ex posure, the ship wrecked crew wore picked up near Barnegat light yester day afternoon at G o'clock during a blinding snow* storm, five miles south of where Charlemagne Tower, Jr.. | founded. The rescue was effected by the barest chance, a signal light attracting the attention of Captain Beranger of 1 the Bayport Just as the steamer was | In the act of passing the small boat. Snow Has Falling Snow' was falling heavily and it was ! fast growing dark. Captain Beranger, 1 who was on the bridge, barely could see the light as II flared up. The Bayport ! put about and discovered the half I frozen and snow covered men huddled i in a 20-foot boat. A stiff wind pre- . vailed at the time and the men were ' watersoaked and numb from cold. In order to make room for the over- i crowded cargo, some of the men were I forced to lie In the bottom of the boat and these were In worse condition than the others, four of them being restored with difficulty after being taken aboard the Bayport. The men. Quartermaster John Dowling, Steward Cecil Qreen, and Fireman Webb and Messman Ralph Holmes were finally re stored rfhd landed with the others this afternoon. Lh. rf labelled The full list of those picked up by the Bayport follows: Captain H. C. Simmons. Chief Engi neer H. A. Wilber. Second Mate il. Neaves, Third Mate C. I’. Whitney, First Assistant Engineer II. Albin, Second Assistant EnKtnecr W. Dobare, Quar termasters John DowIIiIr and C. Do cohson. Seamen M. Dochoson and W. Walla. Goals Edwards. Het Albin and Ed Elllfon. oilers; Cecil Green, stew ard; Ralph Holmes, messman, and Fire men M. Hendrlcksen and W. Webb. Captain Simmons did not know of the rescue of First Officer Thompshon, one fireman and two seamen until his arrival In port, as when last seen the men were struggling In the surf, their small boat having; been swamped. The larger boat put toward the open sea, fearing a similar fate. Enable to make icnttis.4 mm Page Eleven) »•••••••••••••••••••••••••#••••••••••••••••••«•••••••« STATE IS READY FOR TRIAL OF J.G. OAKLEY AT CAPITAL!MONDAY Former Head of Convict I Bureau Faces Charge of i Embezzling $74,000 of Stafe’s Funds Montgomery, March 7.—(Special.)-The state of Alabama is ready for the trial of James (3. Oakley, former president of the convict department, who is under in dictment in several counties of Alabama charging the embezzlement and* larceny of state funds amounting to nearly $100, ooo. This announcement was made tonight by attorneys for the stnte, who will prose cute Oakley when he is tried in the Mont gomery city court next Monday on in dictments charging the embezzlement of $74,000. Altogether, Oakley Is under nearly one dozen Indictments In Montgomery county, and it has not been ascertained which case will bo tried tirst. The attorneys for the state maintain that lie will bo tried under every Indict ment. Whether or not Oakley acted as an ac complice of Theodore Lacy, sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for the embezzle ment of $50,000 of state funds, will prob nbly be brought out in the trial of the former head of the convict bureau. Public opinion points strongly to Oak ley’s connection with Lacy’s crime. Oakley is not expected to offer any ex cuse for non-appearance in court when his case is called Monday. It Is believed that he will be present. He has already brought upon bis head the condemnation of the public by ids failure to appear at court In Shelby county, when he wo* to have been tried on the charge of embez zlying more than $3500 of state funds and by ids failure to appear in Montgomery for his trial on last Wednesday. Oak ley’s excuse was that he was too sick to attend court, but the statement of five physicians of Birmingham declared that he wus In good healthj It Is. therefore, believed that Oakley will not again attempt to evade the law, and It Js expected that he will be pres ent on next Monday when Ids case Is called. He is charged with complicity In tlie embezzlement of funds by Lacy and with the embezzlement and larceny of funds approximately equal to the amount stolen by IiIh former chief clerk. CANDIDATES QUALIFY FOR COMMITTEE FROM NINTH Five of Hine Candidates for Committee from Birmingham, th# Four Remaining Representing Perry, Bibb and Blount. Five Committeemen Allowed to Each District _ • Montgomery March 7.—(Special.>—Nine mlngham: James F. Hawkins. Binniug ... hum; W. D. Nesbitt, Birmingham: W. L. candidates qualified for members or the wtt8_ Jr fn|ontown: John B. Held. Blr etate democratic executive committee mlngham: Rugene I). Reynolds. Blocton; . , ... .. , George B. Tarrant. Utiwiigliam: Marcus from the Ninth congressional district. Wuj| Hlrm|ng,laln. Five of the candidates for members of The chairman of the state committee the committee are front Blrmlningham. announced that the only con tests for solicitor have developed In north The remaining candidates represent Bibb. Alabama. Berry and Blount counties In the latudrrdale Judicial district, Hen .... “»«>>" a? u iSara-K&A committee tonight gave out the list of (he Walker-Wlnston district. R. I., qualified candidates for committeemen R|u„ton of llalcyvllle is opposing J. B. from tho Ninth district. Powell. All of the other candidates for The complete list of the candidates solloltor are unopposed. # 4| .. iiwi • * The situation in north Alabama with from the other districts was dlfTHult raf,to ,.OIlteat8 for tha solleltorshlp to secure. thare being In tbe neighbor )s believed to have been brought about hood of lo candidates from every district by tho retirement of R. T. Himpson of in the state. j Florence, representing the Lauderdale Five committeemen are alloted to each district, who is a candidate for the su district. The following are the candi-1 preme court, and by the retirement of dates from the Nintli district: D. R. I Will Bankhead of Jasper, who ie Ml Blackwood, Oneonte; Borden Burr, Bir-j aspiraut for cungresslonai lionora m SAYS SPRING-RICE Englishman Driven From Ranch in Mexico and Life Threatened SPRING-RICE CALLS ON SECRETARY BRYAN Huerta’s Note Protesting Again*! Lifting of Embargo Probably Will Not Be Noticed—Help for Terrazas Is Asked Washington. March 7.—Another Brit ish subject 1ms got into trouble In the state of Chihuahua and the state de partment again has been called on to extend its protection. Sir Cecil Spring Rice called at the state department to day to Inform Secretary Bryan that an Englishman named Syndan had been driven away from his ranch and tha*. his property was In danger. Secretary Bryan immediately telegraphed Amer ican Consul Letcher at Chihuahua to make an inquiry. Tf necessary a pro test will be made to Carranxa or Villa. Technically the commission charged with investigating tho killing of Wil liam S. Benton continues in existence and Secretary Bryan today said Its functions simply had been rfuspended. There now is little idea that the com missioners will proceed to Chihuahua in tho expectation of uncovering evi dence of value. It probably will he re quired to carry out its original instruc tions, however, merely to establish the principle of tho right of the United States to act. Nothing further has been heard at the state department from General Carranza regarding his inves tigation. Will Not Answer Note There seems to be no present inten tion of returning any answer to the communication from General Huerta protesting against the removal of tho embargo on arms. The administration, it in thought probable, docs not care to risk the construction that such a response would constitute a formal rec ognition of the Huerta government. Consular Agent Carothers at Chihua hua was directed by Secretary Bryan today to intercede with constitutional ist leaders in behalf of Luis Terrazas, who. press reports said, had been con demned to death ifniess a quarter of a million in ransom was paid by his family. The American agent was di rected to use every effort to prevent the carrying out of this throat., point ing out that American tolerance might lie alienated from the Votisttiuttc'nal 1sts’ cause by such an act. Tells of Battle Logington, Ky., March 7.—Mrs. Wil liam Collier ami her three young chil dren stopped here today on their way to their former home at Parln, Ky., after having passed through a battle between federal* and revolutionist n near Tampico, Mex. The battle took place about a week ago and was fought almost entirely on the ranch owned by William thill let*. Mrs. Collier stated that after the federal* had been driven off the revoluConlsts looted all of the buildings on the ranch and burned the majority of them. She said Mr. Col lier remained In Mexico, hoping to gain some redress from General Villa. — SAILS FOR PORTLAND “Chief” Sam to Overhaul Vessel for Proposed African Voyage New Vnrk, March 7.—Aftei long delay the steamship Curltvba, oil which “Chief" Hum was to curry a large number of ne groes to u colony on the gold const ot Africa. nulled today, hut noi for the prom ised land. She I* on her way to Port land, Me., where Sum raid the vessel would lie overhauled and put Into ehape for the African voyage. Home 70 negro men ami women, who have been uilng the ship us un ark. were placed naliore before the steamer sailed. Ham said he would pay their railroad fares to Portland, where they would lie allowed to go on liourd again. The Curltybu sailed under a Cuban flag. The ship wus manned by a while crew. The negroes left behind were some of it number who hud sold all Ihelr belong ings und homes In the soutli and south west. After paying their transportation nml buying shares In the Akim Trading company at $25 each they had little money left.