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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JULY 3, 1907. NO. 4O.
CAROLINA DAY. An Exchange of Greetings With Virginia. A BIG SUCCESS. Exercises Opened By Capt. (Gonzales 'Who Introduces Gov. Ansel, Who Presents the Speakers of the Occa sion.-H. St. George Tucker, Pres ident of Exposition, and Hon. Wal ter Hazard Deliver Addresses. A dispatch from Norfolk, Va., to The State says Friday was observed at "South Carolina Day" at the Jam estown Exposition with Gov. Ansel., his staff, the South Carolina State commission, .the Second regiment of infantry, South Carolina National Guard, and several hundred South Carolinians present to participate in the events on the day's programme. The exercises were called to order on time by Capt. Wm. E. Gonzales, chairman of the South Carolina com mission, who, in a very happy man ner, felicited the South Carolinians upon being there at that time among the hospitable Virginians. He then presented Gov. Ansel, who, it was announced, would preside over the exercises. Gov. Ansel was given an ovation. Capt. Gonzales' statement that at the evening _reception South Carolina would be "at home 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 the more. After expressing his thanks fcr the warm welcome, Gov. Ansel said he brought to. everybody in Virginia the greeting of everybody in South Carolina. There is a warm spot In the heart of every South Car olinian for Virginians because there are many sad and sacred spots in Virginia 'dear to South Carolinians. He brought the greetings of the State of South Carolina to the commission for its great achievement-a work which had been so highly compli mented on all sides. He then with pleasure introduced1 "the- chief magistrate of the greatest State in the Union, except South Car olina, which is her peer, Gov. Claude E. Swanson of Virginia." Go. Swanson also was given an ovation. He is a man of striking presence and of charming personality He is a trained speaker, an eloquent man and a Virginian. He first complimented the South Carolina militia, saying that he was proud that they could yell as lustily as did their fathers on Virginia soil in days gone by. There have always been close ties-and warm and loving friendships between Virginia and South Carolina. In the- days of the organization of the government Vir ginia was large and South Carolina was small. Virginia gave to South Carolina the right to one of her seats. in the congress, for she knew that, the place would be filled with bril liace and patriotism. He closed with ~a beautiful tribute' to the life of Calhoun, which is worth more to the State of South Carolina as a heritage than a great fortune. Gov. Ansel after thanking Gov. Swanson for his eloquent references to South Carolina. presented the pres ident of the association, hon. St. George Tucker. In a graceful speech of a very few minutes Mr. -Tucker quite made a personal friend of every South Caro linian in the auditorium. He com plimented the South Carolina militia upon Its fine appearance and spoke beautfully of those South Carolin ans. whom he had seen many years ago, men who had made glorious many a stream. many a hill, many a field in old Virginia. He spoke of the greatest Carolin ian, Wade Hampton. Not so great in intellect as Calhoun. for no American has been so great, but Hampton was greater in all his matchless self-con trol.. He concluded by saying that South Carolina outranks all other States because she has preserved to a better degree the ideals of former days with the pluck and progress of today. The military feature of South Cart olina day was a great success despite the weather. When the troops form ed for the parade there was a heavy shower, but the blue jackets from the war vessels in Hampton Roads and the marines marched with a swinging step and took position as if it were a pleasure to do honor to the State of South Carolina. First came the Twenty-third reg iment of infantry, headed by a su perb band. This was followed by three companies of blue jackets al the head of which was a bugle corn and band. Nine companies of ma rines in the dressy uniforms followed Then came a squadron of calvary ana a company of artillery, the latter ex citing much admiration. and finally came Col. H'enry T. Thompson and -the Second South Carolina. headed by Shumnacher's band. The 11 com panies from South Carolina were sup plemented by one from New York. commanded by Capt. John S. Thomp son, brother of gol. Thompson.. When' the' parade was over many people crowded around to congratu late Gov. Ansel and the commission ers not only upon South Carolina's fine exhibit, but uponl the entire suc cess of "South Carolina day." Following the official ceremonies the celebration of the day was contin d at the South Carolina exhibit pal e, where the Palmetto State has an acetionally fine exhibit of its pro uctsp cpyn almost one entire des ocuepailace. South Carolina e was therved to all callers. being poured by ladies of the official South Carolina party and -evdb aa he irday's celebration was brouh toacoewth an official receptiol toha coeuth Carolina party in th irgini Sott building O.As had as their guests -v farfiegini 3aryland, Gov. Swanson of iisteri - and Hon. Frank Oliver.- miie Ca the interior for the Dom'nion of a Gypsies Carried Fortunes MIany thousands of dollars mo~t in gold coins, were foun ncn~ bags in the wagons of a tribe <f rt sies arrested on the outsit Springfield, 111., the other day. f stealing. One sack alone contamfl about $10,000. CANNIBAL KING Columbia Visitor Tells Some Mar velous Tales. Says He Has Been a King in New He brides Islands and Is Now a Newspaper Magnate. Col. John F. Hobbs, a native of the Duch Fork of Lexington county. who has been king of the cannibals in the .New Hebrides Islands. Oceania, part owner of "The New York News" and part owner and proprietor of the New York Review of Reviews, accor ding to his statements to a Columbia Record man Thursday morning, is in Columbia, visiting his kinsman, Dr. J. Edwin Boozer. 1*16 Blanding street. He hasn't visited his king dom in 12 years, he says, but is still king, and is thougkt by his subjects to have ascended into heaven. He is at present a resident of New York. Col. Hobbs talked freely, when lo cated by a Record man at the Bailey Copeland store . With him was his little daughter. He is a man of about fifty, but wore a jaunty red tie and a never-fading smile. Pulling himself together within an air of ease, the colonel proceeded to tell of his experience. "In the ear ly eighties my heelth began to leave me and my physician insisted that I should take a trip abroad and settle in Australia. This I did and I soon gained flesh and strength and I soi:ght my native land. I came back to this 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 1 the New Hebrides islands. The na :ives of that country at once took a iking for me and made me their king against my will. They gave me I everything and did everything to t make my life a pleasant one. "I left the islands in 1889 and went to New York, whert I was mar- I ied. With my wife I returned to C he islands, and she was made queen. I taught them that it was wrong to 1 at their fellow man and soon they learned it was wrong and developed I into great hunters and fishermen and ived on their catches. "There are over two hundred is- c lands in the group and' upon each -s land a tribe lives and each tribe ;peaks a different language. I soon earned to speak their tongues and many learned to converse with me in >ur language. "Each time that I left the island S they firmly believed that I had gone to heaven, returned to the 'Great Father' that gave me to them. The last time I left was in 1887 and I have not returned since. My home is in New York and my business is he same as yours. newspaper busi aess. I am interested in several pub ications of the great metropolis and 3t present I am on the staff of the Cew York News. Leaving here I will go to my native home. up in the e Dutch Fork. where I will spend a few days and from there 1 will go to Atlanta, where I have some property o look after. "From Atlanta I go to WashingtonI where I have an appointment with President Roosevelt on the 10th of July, and from there I go to New York. Then I go to my summer home, at Paleaville, Catckkill moun tains, New York. My wife and youngest child are there now. The colonel has not been back to his island since he left them twelve years ago. The affairs of the islands are looked over by two of his chiefs,. one a big giant, seven feet. ten in hes in height and the other a mid Col. Hobbs says he will never re- 1 turn to the Islands unless something goes wrong and his services are need Col. Hobbs is related to the Booz ers, Fleazers, Houseals and other1 prominent families of Columbia and a number throughout the State. WILL MEET AT ORANGBURG. South Carolina Undertakers Select Next Meeting Place. A special from Columbia says the final sessions of the under takers' convention were held on last Wednesday, the numbers on the pro - gram of most interest being a series of demonstrations on three subjects .reserved for the purp~ose by Col. Clarke. of Clarke School of Embalm ing at Cincininatti.'This expert shows the delegate a number of new wrin kles that had not been .seen before nd his talk was appreciated. Resolutionis of r'egret were adopt ed on the death of MIr. John F. An el. of WValhalla. ''ragebuirg was chosen as the 1ext meeting place. New officers were elected as fol ows: President. W\. Hamptonl Dukes. f Ornge>urg: first vice-president. ;.LM Van Mletre. of Colunmbia: se ond vice-president. T. J. 31eCartha. Charleston; treasurerCi. .1. Ed. Reid. Rock Hill: secretatry. James F. Mlack ay. reenvi lie. Executive commnittee. J1. F. Mlack ey. Greenville: W- W. Mloore, Barn ell John D). Wood. G;reers. AUTO TURNS TURTLE. And a Yale Student, Wh'Io W~as Driv ing. Was Killed. At New H-aven. Conn.. Thursday, bythe overturning of an automobile, Daniel Lee tOliver. of llegheny. Pa. school of Yale. was instantly killed: C. Colson,. a senior atSefld w vas seriously injured . ;trohel Jones. a Sheffield junior, of Redb>ank, . Y. and E. Hudson. a guesi at til Yale commencement. wei'e slightl hu e car struck an iron post, shot over a 1 .--foot emubankmett turning ccmpletely over. Oliver was driving the car at the tinnme of the fatal acci dent occurred. THE I)EAI)LY NAIL. 7oug Pearl Forrester of Anderson, lDies With Lockjiaw. IAt Anderson little 31is:s Pearl For rester. the' ten-year-old dlaughter of Mr. and Mirs. .1. A. Fo'rrster'. of the O rr Mi11 village, died Thursday morn iig from lockjaw. She stepped on a - nail about ten days ago and several ays ago the dreaded disease took r hold of her. She suffered terribly I nd her death was a most horrible SHE TELLS WHY. Miss Loving Tells the Tale of Her Wrongs. DRUGGED AND RUINED. Uiss Elizabe th. the Young Daughter of Judge Loving, Goes on the Stand and Relates the Hoirid Treatment She Received at the Hands of Young Estes, While They Were On That Lonely Ride. At Houstan, Va., on Wednesday af :ernoon, of last week, between stif ing sobs, with tears streaming from ier bright blue eyes and violently truggling to control her emotions, iss Elizabeth Loving, who has oc upied the centre of the stage in the rial of her father, Judge Wm. G. oving, for the murder of Theodore stes, told on the witness stand the tory of her alleged ruin at the handsl >f the young man her father shot lown. The recital *as probably the nost dramatic ever heard in a Vir ;inia court of justice and rivaled, if Lot surpassed. in point of atrocious ess the story told by Evelyn Nesbit haw of her experience with Stan ord White. It was the same story he said she told to her father on he day of the tragedy. At the afternoon session Judge arksdale ordered the court room leared of all persons except those .irectly interested and the newspa er correspondents. In a few seconds he crowd had filed their way out. verybody knew this step was pre iminary to the placing on the stand f Miss Loving. Miss Loving, weep ag, took the arm of Attorney Lee, ading counsel for the defence, who d her to the stand. She wore a black skirt and waist, lack hat and veil of the same color. he lifted her veil and began her tory. For the first few minutes she ad to be allowed to stop at intervals a order to dry the tears which con inuously ran down her face. During he recital several attorneys for the efence and Judge Loving, his young on and Miss Annie Snead, a sister f Mrs. Loving, gave way to tears. Miss Loving testified that she was v years of age; that her relation ith her father was always affection te, that he had "always been a most evoted father." "Relate to the jury in your own ords everything that took place be ween yourself and your father when e called you into his room." "He told me that Uncle Harry nead had told him that Theodore stes had brought me home the night efore in a drunken and unconscious ondition. and he wanted me to ex lain to him what it all meant. I rent over and knelt down by father .nd put my arms around him and he put his arms around me. and as soon ,s I could speak I told him that rhile I was in Lovingston, Theodore Dstes had asked me to go driving rith him; that I first refused, but hat on Annie Kidd insisting I did go inally, but thought we would only :o a little way. I did not put my tat on: just thought it was to be a hort drive. We first drove out to rards Oakridge station. drove about alf way to Oakridge station, then urned around and came back hrough Lovingston and stopped at us house. Ige told me he was go ng in his house a minute. would I rait there and hold the horse until te came hack. He was in the house ive or six minutes. He came back bd we drove on down through Lov ngston, through the Gap and down telow Mr. Coleman's old place, and urned around and came back to ards Lovingstonl. Just before we tot to the Gap he took out a bottle )f whiskey and asked me to take a Irink of it, and I did take a swallow >f it. I told father I thought it nust have been drugged, because I mmedately began to get dizzy and souldrit see things. Everything comn enced to dance before me. and I tske-i him. to take me home at once. ack. to Lovingston. When we got :o where one road turns down and 'ne up the mountain, instead of turn ug towards Lovingston. he started up the mountain. I asked him to Lake me home at once. that I was reeling very badly and was sick. so please take me. He didn't answer tne at all. but drove on-as rapidly as he could. So father then asked me it he attemplted to assault me. I told him that he had forced himself upon me. I screamed but I suppose no one heard me: and that I then ost consciouisness and did not re mcmber anythinig after that until I was at Mrs. Kidd's house that night. When I told father that, he had got o hie and unnatural looking that it scared me. I ran out to mother nd told her I believed I had killed my father." At the concluisioni of her statement Miss Loving regained composuire and the cross-examinlationL by the prose ctitol began. A Map Pre'senfted. .torney Dan'l Harmon presented map of the country over which the uggy ride was taken, and asked that the witness fix the point wher'e Estes gave her a drink. She could not re member exactly, but designated the neighorhood. She was then asked where the assault occurred, to which she replied that it was af'tei' she and Estes had turned up the mountain "When did you r'emember' gainina onscio'snss?" "Durinig the night at Mrs. Kidd's." 'Do vou r'emnember telling Mr's. Ki dd that vou had taken too large i drn n hty~ did that on1ce be Di you not get out of the buigg~s nd walk up the steps and into thE house without assistance. "O the next mornling did vou seE Mi's Sheldon. the dressmaker? Dir Miss Sheldon come up to take you measure for a dress?" Dnot Mrs. Estes, mother o Theodore. come to see you on th day after the assault and give you. cup of chocolate?" "Did you not take breakfast at th OURS RANKS THIRD The Naval Force of America and Japan Compared. While Japan's Rank Fifth.-Aneri can Military Officers Speculate on the Outcome of a War When the president left town last week it was not reasonable to ex pect that Washington would be dull, but the war scare came along at an opportune time. There isn't any doubt that, a great deal more has been made of this little misunder standing with 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 whose hope of early advancement in their profession of arms is conflict with some other power. It is weary bus iness, this sitting down in piping times of peace waiting for older offi cers to die off or be retired. It is a ong time between promotions, and the inactivity is killing to men who are young and ambitious and thirst for martial glory. It is no wonder, then, that every time the United States has a diplo matic misunderstanding with some other government Washington talks war. If army and navy officers had their way all our ambassadors and ministers would be recalled and diplo macy relagated to the limbo of for gotten things. The sword would be the only arbiter, the drum would beat, the bugle call, and the land be gay with the panoply of- war. But, fortunately for the country, it is not the nation's warriors who are charg ed with responsibility; and the chances that we shall have to fight the Mikado's yellow men are remote indeed. But regardless of the improbabil ity of a rupture between the two na tions, military officers are already speculating quietly upon the possi bility of an estrangement, and com parrisons are being made of the re spective strength of the navies of the two countries. In their minds they have begun to dispose of the American navy in places where the most effective results. could be ob tained. To be sure, officers of re sponsibility studiously refrain from discussing a matter of this kind, knowing that it is the desire of the administration not to accentuate an already acute situation. But their ommendable reserve in this respect, has not estooped them. as well as others, from examining the naval re cords of the world's powers and as ertaining the fighting strength of the Japanese navy as compared with ur own. The following table shows how the two nations stand in naval equip ment: Type of vessels. U. S. Japan. Battleships .. .. .. .. 21 11 Armored cruisers . . .. 8 10 Protected cruisers.. .. 43 19 Torpedo boats. ... 32 77 Destroyers..... . ...16 54 Submarines.. .. .. .. 8 7 Coast defense.. .. ..11 3 The number oi 2.sels to be built uder existing appropriations by each nation is as follows: ype of vessels. U. S. Japan. attleships.. .. .. ... 8 3 rmored cruisers ....4 4 rotected cruisers.. . 3 - 1 estroyers .. .......... Submarines............4 Compared with other nations of the world, the navy of the United States ranks third and Japan's fifth. ost of the Japanese ships are in ome waters, the same being true of those of the United States. The pick f our navy is now at Hampton Roads, or the vicinity, nineteen of the battleships and armored cruisers' being rendezvoused there on account f the Jamestown exposition in addi tion to a large torpedo and subma rine fiotila. FIVE PERISHED. Fire Wipes Out Seven Blocks Adjoin ing Exposition Grounds. By the explosion of a gasoline stove in the Berkeley Hotel at Pine Beach adjoining the Jamestown Ex position grounds, Wednesday, seven b~locks, comprising sixty-five hotels, saloons, eating houses and freak shows, were burned to the ground. The loss is estimated at $225,000. Five persons--a negro boy, three white women and an infant-died in the flames. Detective Peyton, of the secret ser vice department of the Exposition, rescued a woman who was uncon scious in her bed in the Arcade Hotel His mother and sister were stopping at this hotel. Miss Peyton, after es caping from the burning building told her brother she had left her jewelry in her room. He rushed in to the burning building, but by mis take entered the w'ong room. Here le found the woman.. home of Mrs. Kidd on the following morning" "Yes." The prosecution brought the state ment from the witness that she had Inot mentioned a single word of her Iexperience on the evening prior to peole she met on the same day. She had talked pleasantly with the moth er of the victim on the morning of the tragedy. but had not mentioned her experience to her. The witness 'was asked if before she went buggy riding she had not taken a drink of whiskey at Estes' store, to which she replied "Yes." "Did you drink in Estes' store on Easter?" The defence objected to the ques tion and the jury left the court room. Mr. Boulding, who was conduct ing the cross-examination, said that his motive in asking the question was to show that Miss Loving was in the Ihabit of drinking whiskey. However, the prosecution waived the question Iwithout Jugde Barksdale rendering an opinion. but intimated that it might he brought up again at the Iproper time. Mr. Boulding stated that he ex peted to show that Theodore Estes wa guilty of no impropriety to Miss Loing. The jury was brought back int the court room and the question' ing resumed. Miss Loving, in answer to ques tions, stated that she was an experi horsewoman and weighed about 14( pounds. Th is concluded the cross-examinla tion and the court adjiourned for thi SHOT HUSBAND. He Attempted to Whip Adopted Son When Wife Interferred. The Woman Picked Up Gun and Shot Her Husband, and Then Went On With Her Work. A special to The Augusta Chronicle says Thursday evening, Filmore Lathan, a prosperous farmer, living five miles east of Salley was shot by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Lathan. He was attended by Dr. P. A. Phil lips and Dr. T. A. Jones of Spring field, who found it necessary to am putate all of the fingers of his right hand except the thumb. About fifteen or twenty shot entered his right side near the point of the hip, but the doctors were unable to ascertain if they penetrated the abdominal cavity or not. Lathan is seriously if not dangerously shot. Filmore Lathan is said to be a hardworking man of some means but is of a high and passionate nature. His wife is said to be of a like na ture. Thursday evening Lathan at tempted to whip an adopted boy when his wife interferred causing a difficulty between them in which she struck Lathan with a stick. Lathan grabbed up a double-barrelled shot gun and snapped it in the breast of his wife, who stepped back into the house and picking up another gun shot Lathan as above described. People who knew them blame La than. After shooting Lathan his, wife went on with her work as usual. ROBBERS USE AN AUTO. Vanderbilt Race Course Selected for Operations. Robbers in the state of Long Is land have taken to the use of the automobile, A number of i-obberies ave been committed on the course >n which the Vanderbilt Cup race was run and in each case the robbers iave come to the house and escaped n an automobile. The latest theft was committed near Minneola, L. I. n the Jerico turnpike, near Krug's orners, where the fastest running as done in the famous race last Eall. Herman Schwerter, a farm land in ihe employ of Charles Os vald was attacked and made uncon cious by the use of chloral. Then ,he safe in the house was robbed of 1,000 and valuable jewelry. The Irio of robhers came to the farm in a ed razing car and then escaped. When Oswald and his wife returned .o the farm they found Schwerter agged and unconscious. It took three hours to revive them. Mr. Oswald saw the robbers while ,hey were on their -way to his home. -e and his wife were driving along the road. They met a car in which here were three men. All wore aps and were dressed alike. When chwerter revived he told the story >f the crime. He said he was writ ng a letter, when there came a .nock at the door. He opened it and vas confronted by three men, all in utomobile caps and dressed alike. 'he men questioned him until they found he was alone and then wo overpowered him, while the ;ird rushed in and forced choral in to his mouth. After seeing the man helpless on he floor the .robbers broke the safe with a pickax they had gotten in the barn, removed $1,000 and fled. It was an hour before Mr. and Mrs. swald returned. They summoned the sheriff, who called out all the deputies in the county. A doctor was summoned to care for Schwer ter. A determined effort is being rade to apprehend the criminals, because of the fact that there have been so many robberies on the island in which the robbers have escaped in racing cars. The discription given by Mr. Oswald is counted as an im portant clue in the search. THIEF AND INVENTOR. Philadelphia Prisoner a Confirmied Robber and Mechanical Genius. Invention and thievery go hand in hand with Joseph F. Svatk, confined in the City hall at Philadelphia on charge of robbing a saloon. The man has 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 expert robbers in the busi ness and that his inventive genius makes it almost impossible to impris on him, as he picks all kinds of locks and has never served a full sentence for any charge of which he was con victed and imprisoned. Svatk is a mechanical genius. While in prison he has perfected a number of inventions to be used in the man ufacture of shoes. For one of these he received $1,000. For another, which he also perfected during a per iod of enforced confinement, and which is for perforating shoe tips, he has been offered a large sum and big yearly percentages in royalties. Tle man could make a living honest ly, but he prefers to pilfer rather than labor. HE WANTS TO GO. Asked to Be Hanged in Place of His Brother. At Montgomery, Ala., Rev. John Beeman, a Baptist preacher and bro ther of David Beeman, colored sen tenced to be hanged on July 26 for the murder of his wife made the re quest in the oflic of Sheriff Belzer Thursday that he be hanged in the place of his brother. 'I amu much better prepared to die than David," said John Beeman. "I believe I would get to Heaven and David would not. I believe it would make a better man of David and Laat he would meet me in heaven." The negro spoke with earnestness and said he was ready and willing to suffer for the sins of his brother. He is. an intelligent negro and realizes what he is doing. The negro seemed surprised and hurt when told that the .ate could not allow the sacrifice. LOST IN A FOGe Mr. and Mrs. W. Masuad Picked Up Half Unconscious in GASOLINE LAUNCH. They Lost Their Bearings in a Fog and Drifted About For Thirty Hours at Sea.-The Supply of Gas oline Gave Out When They Were Far From Shore, and They Had About Given Up All Hope. After giving themselves up for lost when they found that their tiny gas oline launch had drifted out into the open ocean in the sudden fog that that swept over the Long Island shore on Sunday evening, William Masuad, manager of the Alhambra Theatre, of Harlem, N. Y., and his wife were picked up late Monday night in a semi-conscious condition cy the Canarsie-Bergen Beach ferry boat Helen and Frank McAvoy. For hours after the gasoline supply of the tiny Capitola had been ex hausted they were buffeted about by waves that threatened to fill her with every sweep. There was not a mor sel of food on the little craft, nor any prootection from the spray and night chill. A single bottle of water was soon exhausted. When daylight came and no land was to be seen, the occupants of the launch practically gave up hope, and gradually sank into a stupor in the bottom of the launch. Then the re turning tide caught up the little craft and slowly swept it back into the beaten track. When the launch was sighted by the captain of the Helen and Frank McAvoy there was no sign of life on board, and it was not until the latter craft was actually picked up that.the presence of the threatrical manager and his wife was discovered. They were revived to full consciousness with dificulty and cared for by the crew. Mr. and Mrs. Masuad started out n an aimless cruise off Bergen Beach Sunday afternoon. They intended to go to Rockaway Beawh for dinner, and took no supplies from the beach ottage, which they have rented for the summer. Wnen some distance off shore they came across James 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 Capitola lose to the Random. The fog set tled down over the two launches and for a time they xept together head ing for Rockaway Point. In some manner they became sep erated. After an eratic course Mc Intyre, in the Random finally made shore at 4 o'clock in the morning. About the same time the gasoline on the Capitola gave out and Mastud was forced to let her drift. When daylight came and land was nowhere in sight, he decided that he had turned around in the fog and steamed out to sea during the night. According to the threatical man, he and nis wife lost consciousness during the agonizing day, and long before they had drifted back in sight of the coast they had given up hope. They did not know that the tide had carried them back over their eratic ourse of Sunday night, nor did they think of putting out distress signals. The Helen and Frank took them to Canarsie, where they spent Monday night. They were taken to their Bergen Beach cottage Tuesday, and their physician says in a few days they will be none the worst for their thirty-hour drifting experience. When Mr. McIntyre discovered that the Capitola had not reached shore he was much alarmed for their safety, and at Bergen 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 the vaudeville stage. This is one of the near-tragedies of as remarkable fog as ever swept over Coney Island and the adjoining beaches. It blew in from the sea, completely blanketing a bright sun in less time than it takes to tell it. So thich was the fog that great drops of water fell from the sky as the thicker banks were driven inland. MOST ATROCIOUS CRME White Man Assaulted Colored Child and Shot Colored Man. A dispatch from Aiken says news reached that city last Thursday of an atrocious crime being committed near Toale, on the edge of Aiken and Orangeburg counties. Only rumors ould be gotten, as no official notice has been received by the authorities. From what could be learned it seems that the affair is about as fol lows, or rather this is one side of the story, and the other side cannot be learned: On Tuesday Dave Jeffcoat, a white man of questionable repute, went to the home of a negro named Fogle and while Fogle was away working in a field, assaulted his little daugh ter, who is said to be about ten years ole then, it is said, went to the field where Fogle was at work and there shot him with a gun, inflicting a mortal wound. What occurred be een offciall reported and owing the distance the reportabcoulds ntrue, sutfcataedgotten himself into ser ius trouble. A'TTEMPTS MURDER. N egress Poisonis Seven Members of 11er Family. On the charge of poisoning seven members of her family, Cora Setzer colored, was lodged in jail at Salis urg N. C., to await trial in the su perior court. I n a hearing before a .justice of th< pace the girl pleaded guilty to plac ig Rough on Rats in the coffee o: her father and mother. Five other members of the famill also drank of the coffee and all came near dying. A physician was callot and the arrest of the girl followed. She gave as a reason for her act: that she wished to see the effect o the poison. This was her third at tempt, it is alleged, to end the live: f her parents. TOO MUCH FREE LOVE Welles!ey Afraid Happy Colony Will Corrupt Its Morals. "The Home of Spontaneous Love" at Wellesley, Mass., is.About to Be Broken Up. The "Home of Spontaneous Love," at Wellesley, Mass., is.in danger of a violent end, with big, burly, Wel lesley policemen furnishing the vio lence. The nominal reason is that Massachusetts cannot very well p' ide itself on its famous old Blue laws and at the same time allow this free love colony to exist. The real reason it that the morals of the girl students attending Wellesley college are in grave danger, and the inhabitants of the staid, old New England town are very much shocked over the reputa tion which the place has managed to build up, and have determined to run the colony out of town. Over brook, as the free love colony run by Frederick Reed, a former Wellesley professor, is known makes no secret of its idea of liberal morality, and, as the result of the startling stories of strange doings in this community, Chief of Police Kingsbury, of Welles ley, has decided upon a little investi gation, and if-certain things are true; well, goodbye to the "Home of Spon taneous Love." Reed has run this free love colony for two years, and his wife, who strongly belives in his 'principles, has helped him conduct it. There has been absolutely no restrictions at Overbrook, Reed maintained - that "destiny" controls everything. While the marriage contract is not decried. it is not escential. The first protest against the colony came from the faculty of Wellesley college when it was discovered that a number of the students, girls, had been visiting the places for some time. All of them were fascinated by the absence of restraint that is Ove rook's main characteristic, and, moveover, they saw nothing wrong and gre~v more attached to the place with each visit. Then the residents of the town of Wellesley began to grow suspicious when they saw painted women with glittering diamonds frequent the place. Wealthy business men of Bos ton also made numerous trips to the colony with women other than their wives. Strange tales were told of . the beautiful lake 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 the secluded walks which seemed to be always populated. Men and wo men who held a high position in so ciety mingle- freely with the "unde sirable citizens," and, consequently, Wellesley decided to have the chief of police make an investigation. The women at Overbrook, that is the regular female members of the colony, wear bloomers. Reed declar es this was the primitive dress of the 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 are25 members of the colony. Twelve of them are wo men and most of these are pretty. At times, however, the membership runs to 100, and then life is indeed gay at Overbrook. The work when they please, which is not very often with the most of them. They spend their time, eating, sleeping, or lounging around the building or grounds. "It Is all one glorious family." de clares Reed. "I do not see why any one seriously objects to our colony. When the Wellesley college girls be gan coming here I welcomed them, thinking that they had been directed by fate. I could not see anything wrong In permitting their visits. None of them ever became members of the colony. Now that the presi dent of the college has objected to their visits I am perfectly willing that they remain away." COMMITTED SUICIDE. Body Was Hurled Throughl Car Win dow and Fell in Aisle. While a trolley car was speeding over Brooklyn Bridge Thursday night a man's body shot through the sec ond window from the rear of the car and fell in the aisle., Six passengers in the car were badly frightened, and the conductor, ofter a short exami nation, saw that the man was dead. Where the body came from is a myr.The motorman says the rontof the car did not strike the m.The police think the man at tempted to commit suicide by throw' -ghimself ~from the promenade above into the roadway in front of the car, but misjudged the speed ~of he car and landed against its side, falling through an open window.- The name of the dead man is supposed to ~e John Nelson. HUSBAND COMMITTS SUICIDE His Wife Had Gone to Her Mother's With the Children. Finding that his wife with their two children had gone to the home of his mother-in-law, Paul Wein traub a salesman, 35-years-old, of No. 72 Gerry street, Williamsburg, N.Y. committed suicide early Thurs a morning by inhaling gas in the parlor of his home. He had been ill as well as one of his children. Before he killed himself he remov ed the tips from three gas burners mf the parlor and plunged up every hole and crevice in the room. His suicide was discovered by the family of Sam uel Leverman on the floor above, who were almost overcome by the fumes of the escaping gas which had pen etrated their rooms through an air STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Four Men Killed By ightning Dur ing Thunder Storm. At Spartanburgl. S. C.. Thursday Joe Gossett -was struck by lightning andinstantly killed while riding to his home near Walnut Grove ahead oofan approaching thunder storm. A eihbor. who was riding a mule aog with him, was also knocked from his mount, but may recover A dispatch from Winterville, Ga., says while hoeing in a field under a clear sky, Jerry Carey, an old negro was struck by a bolt of lightning and instantly killed. He is the third nero to be killed by lightning in thE Cherokee Corner neighborhood dur I ingthe last three days. TERRIBLE CRIME. Buried His Wife's Little Daughter Alive in a Refuse Hole. MYSTERIOUS CASE. Pretty Little Seven Year Old Mary Newlin Buried Alive By Her Step. father, Irwin Lewis, Who Is Now In Jail-Lewis Admits Burying Her But Declares That He Thought Her Dead. Buried alive by her stepfather was the tragic fate of pretty, little sev en-year-old Mary Newlin, for. whose death Irwin uewis is now in jail at Chester, Pa., awaiting the action of the grand jury. Lewis, thought admitting that he buried his little stepdaughter, declares he did not murder her, or Know she was living when he buried her. "I thought her dead when she fell from the car riage barn," he moaned in his de ense at the coroner's investigation. But his excuse was so flimsy,and the weight of the evidence against him so great that he was quicklf remanded- to jail to await the Janu ary term of court, and it was only the prompt work of the sheriff and .his deputies in getting him quickly out of the little courthouse at Avondale, where the hearing was held, that sav ed the young Pennsylvania farmer from death at the hands of the mob. Lewis' partial confession was wrung from him by District Attorney acElree on the day in which his stepdaughter's- tiny body was found by W. C. Shelley and John O'Brien, deputy sheriff, in a hole that L~wis had declared he dug to bury some refuse in. The one essential feature to establish the murder without a doubt on the young stepfather, the admission that he killed the child, acElree was unable to get. On the contrary, the farmer insisted his stepdaughter's death was due to her fall from the carriage shed roof, and that he buried the body -after finding the child dead, giving as his reason that he wished to spare his wife who is in a delicate condition, the shock of her daughter's death. But the alert prosecutor was pre pared for just such a move as this, and startled the vast audience at the inquest by producing medical evi dence to show that the child died of strangulation and suffocation. There was not a mark nor a bruise on the body of the child and she had not been assaulted, as intimated. On fier neck, however, were the marks of fingers, showing -some one had gripped the child by the throat, and wound tightly around the neck there was also 'a piece of string, fixed tight enough to produce suffocation. This partial confession upon the stepfather's part removes all question of kidnappers being mixed up In the case, as was at first thought, and- it is the opinion of everybody in Ches ter county - that when the cell doors closed on Irvin Lewis, the girl's real murderer had been safely secured. The prosecution is said to have two witnesses under cover who will say that Mary is said to have told them that some one in her own home had tried to kill her twice during the win ter. The child Is said to have- divul ged the attempts upon her life while telling how much afraid she was f her "dad," meaning young Lewis "I always run and hide when . 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 her. stepfather has been learned from men and women who have worked about the Lewis farm or visited it, and who, on several occasions, watch- . ed meetings between the dead girl and her accused parent. There are many who reside in the vicinity of the alleged crime who believe that Lewis is crazy, and that it will be nec essary to either take him to an insane asylum or have a commission inquire into his state of mind before his tral, still months -distant, is begun. EIGHT KILLED. lDnamite Explosion Tore Workmen Into Fragments. As the result of a premature explo sion of a box of dynamite near Tola, Charlotte county, Va., Thursday af ternoon, eight persons were killed outright and six other persons ser-. iously injured. The two Amria killed were Edward Clark, ofi-ear lotte county, fireman of a dinkey en ge and Cornelius Sullivan, of Laml oni Ill., foreman of. the McDermott Construction company of' Chicago, which has the contract for the con struction of a part of the Tidewate railway. The six others killed areal I taians, who are known by numbs rahr than names. The accident happened in a deep cut where a force of about fifteen enwrenaed. A box contain menwer eabotpounds exploded and al in the immediate vicinity were killed. The victims weretblobodies atos, and'- fragment toirections.iFo were scattered in al dretions scene some distance aroundte cenep heads, arms and legso are p into One Italian was blw soa far upd into the embankmentththebdha tobendeg ouengine standing in the ardse walwn to pieces. . The ex vasio was blheard for miles around andsi earwashouses were damaged by~ the eryf shock. The cause of the theperini' unknown as the victims weretho nly persons in the vicinity. George Mason, an engineer, we fat ally njured. BLOWN TO PIECES. Kils Himself .With Dynamite Be cause Wife Rebuffed Him. At Monroe, Mich., after his wife had refused to come back and live withhim because of his drinking habits. George Kummer, a quarry manwalked to the barn at the rear of his wife's house, lay down onl the o ord blew himself to pieces with alooic of dynamite. He had carried the ynite in his hand from the thrdynhere he was employed,-an~d quarnty, had planned the suicide if hisen wfersisted in refusing to live with him. All that was left of him alterthe exlosion was his legs.