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SHARK EATS SAVANNAH BOY?
Edward J. Coffee Vanishes at Tybee While Bathing With Others. Savannah, Aug. 30.?While swimming at Tybee Island to-day, Edward Coffee, 12-year-old-son of Edward J. Coffee, an ex-Savannah patrolman, mysteriously disappeared and up to this afternoon his body had not been found. It is feared he was captured by a shark. Young Coffee and several other boys, about 30 in number, have been camping at Tybee. Coffee was an excellent swimmer. While in swimming he proposed that the entire party go out into deeper water. While leading the way he suddenly disappeared beneath the water. The oth er lads became frightened and hurried ashore. This is the fourth death at Tybee this season. The affair recalls the disappearance of a lad three years ago near the spot where Coffee went down. Later his dismemebered body was found on the beach. AN EGGSHELL ROMANCE. Two Friends Decide to Let "the Girl" Make Decision. Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 29.?A girl on a farm near Topeka, Kan., whence eaes are shipped as far east as Hackensack, has a fondness for the romance of eggshell acquaintance. Her name and address on two eggs fell into the hands of Theodore Sidoro and George Zile, warm friends who room and board together. Neither of the young men told the other of the discovery but started a correspondence which resulted in each receiving the girl's photograph and ' many letters. Finally two proposals weres sent westward and each brought a letter of acceptance. One evening recently each of the men accused the other of being love-sick, whereupon the confessions were forthcoming that each was the victim of the same eggshell romance. Neither conceding that the other had really won the girl's heart, both are making preparations to go west and let her decide which it will be. The loser is to be the best man. The Church and the Young Earmer. What does the church offer the young man or the young woman of * the farm to-day? in days gone by, before the coming of automobiles on the farm, of telephone, of rural free delivery, the mules were hitched to the "big wagon," straw was laid in the bottom for the youngsters and seats placed for the grown-ups, and the entire family went to church on Sunday. Inviting discussion of the matter, the Northwestern Christian Advocate, of Chicago, says: "Changing social conditions and the innovations of improved farm machinery, the introduction of the automobile, rural free delivery of mail, the telephone and other important innovations have gradually forced the ' church to ask, 'What must we do to save ourselves from death?'" A writer in the United Presbyterian states that from 25 to 70 per cent, of the farming population in the prairie States neither belong to a , church nor attend one. He is not so much concerned in the decline in the number of churches as in the proportion of the population that is being reached. Another clergyman, in the Northwestern Christian Advocate, advances the argument that the mi 1A A ltcolf in thP \JIJLUl\Jli OUVUIU wuvviu 1VWV44 . v.. recreation of its people, saying that the greatest need of rural life to-day is play. It would seem that the solution of this problem would be in the establishing of what are known in the cities as "institutional" or "departmental" churches?churches providing not only the usual auditoriums for religious worship but with sufficient room and facilities for indoor recreation. The Northwestern Christian Advocate states further: "Boys, don't leave the farm because they want to escape hard work. They are equal to that, but because there is nothing but work?hard work and no fun. Farm life is strenuous now; there are fewer workers larger responsibilities and more skill is required. All this exhausts energy which must be restored by recreation." To make the use of the recreation facilities effective, the work should have the direct personal supervision of the clergyman and pick ed laymen, and should be a ministry to the intellectual, physical, spiritual and social needs of the young people of the neighborhood.?Churchman. Aged German Couple Suicide. St. Louis, Aug. 26.?Clasped in each others' arms, the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Neuberg, an aged German couple, who have been in ill health for some time, were found in the bed room of their home yesterday. Five burners in the kitchen stove and two gas jets in the bed room were ppen. Beside the couple were found two bottles that had contained carbolic acid. A STRANGE THEFT. Men in London Reap Large Profit from Snatching Curls. Consternation has been caused among shopkeepers and ladies in the west end by the activity of the ctfjtio-o rJocnr?il.or whn enntrhps rnrls iJH UU^V UVO|/V*iVl **W K/ fc> V v.. v %* -V oi' artificial hair from the coiffures of shop window gazers, says the London Standard. The thefts are accomplished with much dexterity, and bring considerable profit to the perpetrator. These curls, are made of human hair of the finest quality, which costs a guinea an ounce. A curl frequently represents a value of five pounds or six pounds. A medical man who keeps a close record of this queer type of theft stated: "This snatcher of artificial curls is obviously no monomaniac, but is 'out' purely to enrich himself. My records show that previously the thief has been daring enough to clip hair, and not false hair either, from 1 J c ir? Khao/? 1116 LL63.U UI 111S VlULllli Ulicu ill uivau daylight. Montmartre, the gay quarter of Paris, was the scene of exploits of this kind in 1910, the culprit being a mad Englishman who had a mania for cutting off women's hair. Earlier in the same year women and girls in Berlin were terrorized by a young Hungarian named Fodor, who was a victim of the same mental abnormality. Hundreds of Victims. "Fodor's victims numbered hundreds. He often contented himself with stealing small quantities of hair, but he more often secured thick tresses, the loss of which caused much embarrassment. His skill in stealing hair was extraordinary, and he frequently victimized as many as a dozen persons successively. to catch the' perpetrator a large force of detectives scoured the streets of the capital. After he was arrested just outside the Kaiser's palace, in the act of severing a school-girl's long plaits, his lodging was found stacked with hair of all hues, bound with different colored ribbons, to which were attached cards classifying them in color and texture. Many tresses had strange inscriptions attached to them. "In July, 1900, Seconda Revera, an Italian kitchen porter, who earned for himself the name 'Jack Clipper,' was sentenced at Marlborough street police court to four months' imprisonment and recommended for deportation for having cut a piece out of the back of the dress of a theater attendant while on the top of an omnibus proceeding from Charing Cross; he had also cut the tail of a woman's coat on an omnibus in Regent street, and when arrested had four pieces of material, which had evidently been cut from other women's coats, in his pockets. Dress Slashing Epidemic. "An epidemic of dress slashing disturbed tube and elevated railway users in New York in the summer of 1909, when hundreds of cases of mutilation to dresses and coats were reported within a month. The perpetrator was never discovered. Many DeoDle suggested it was the work of an unscrupulous dressmaking or tailoring firm to increase trade, but no proof of this was forthcoming, and monomania was ultimately accepted as the only reasonable explanation. "Men with a mania for ink slinging are perpetually annoying women in the streets, and many beautiful dresses have been ruined in this way. In June of 1905 and November, 1907, there was a great outbreak of ink throwing in Bond street, Oxford street and Regent street, and only in May of this year the terror reappeared in the west end, the sufferer being a Hanover square lady who had a ten-guinea dress spoilt. Not long before that a lady's seventeen-guinea ermine stole was ruined in this way. "In January of this year a new occupation was disclosed at Marlborough street police court, when a man confessed that he chewed up bread and dripping which he threw on ladies' dresses, and was often well paid for wiping them clean by unsuspecting women. This man had previously been charged with throwing green paint over a lady's dress .at Earle's court station, almost covering her from the shoulder to the waist. "In all probability," concluded the doctor, "these men canot be classed as lunatics. There are thousands of people in London who are apparently "11 anVviaote hut nn o Th cn.o 23dIIC LUi an ouwjgwo k/ v* i vuv* ? I men either carry out their nefarious practices for business purposes, such J as would the bread spitter or the J curl snatcher, or else, presumably sane in all other ways, they have a rooted dislike for garments of a particular color, and may be obsessed with and unable to control the desire to change their appearance." Religious Opinion. "Come up and jine de army of de Lord, sister!" "Ah done jine." "Where you jine?" "I jine de Baptist chu'ch." "Lawdie, sister, dat ain' de army. Dat's de navy!"?Judge. i BAKEJ> HIS PAST LIFE. Philadelphia Councilman is Now Going to Try to Lead Better Life. Philadelphia, Aug. 2S.?William J. Burke, Philadelphia,^ reform councilman, who disappeared on August - - -* * u ^ 1 U alter writing a fUmcaaiuu mat lie is an ex-convict and second-story burglar, and resigning from council, returned to his wife and stepdaughter, who had been loyal to . him throughout his troubles. After greeting his family, Burke immediately went to the home of John J. Fehr, the local business man, who offered to set him up in the cigar business provided he would come back and "face the music." Tomorrow Burke will take charge of a cigar store and barber shop, following his talk with Fehr, who insisted that the councilman, whose resignaI tion has not been accepted, should tell the entire story of his former ?nd tho ^sYnnsnre of his old j UU v. Ulan auu vixv. ? record. Burke repeated the story substantially as it has been printed many times, but he added one essential detail. He gave the name of the former convict who blackmailed him and drove him from his respected position as a reform councilman to a back room in a lodging house in West Thirty-sixth street, New York, where he has been hiding since his disappearance. "When I went away," said Burke, "I shaved off my mustache. I did not want any one to know me. I got my mail at a Mills Hotel in New York City. I fought out the battle with the assistance of my wife. It was hard for me to come back to Philadelphia and face my former friends, but there was no other way. Owes Much to Wife. "I owe a great deal to my wife and stepdaughter and I promise to repay it. I shall accept the offer of Mr. Fehr. Other people have talked large, but Mr. Fehr is the only one to come forward and say: "Here's a position. Come and get on your feet once more and lead a respectable life.' " Burke declared that certain people had attempted to make capital out of the fact that he was a reformed coun cumdju. "Just because I was an anti-organization councilman is. no reason for gang papers to take advantage of the fact," he said. "As a reform advocate I believed that the crooks should be driven from politics. I think I am an authority on 'crooks.' I know them and I have lived with them. There are many crooks in politics. "I am done with politics forever. No man, at the present time, has any right to be in politics unless he has a private fortune. If he is a poor man, his every move will be criticised. I am a poor man and at times have had to borow money in small amounts. I borrowed a small sum from an organization politician. I was so grateful that I told him if the time came when I could do anything for him in council I would be glad to do so. That man has misconstrued my statement and has told people that he bought me for a miserable $2 loan. That's politics for you! Names the Ex-Convict. "When I 'first made my confession," Burke continued, "certain peoDle declared I was lying?that I was seeking notoriety. One newspaper suppressed the name of the ex-convict who caused me to lay bare my past. This ex-convict is Jimmy Foley, a man who has known me for twentyfive years. We worked alongside of each other in the harness shop at Charlestown prison in Boston. When I was a. boy in New York he was a 'stall' for a gang of pickpockets. "He got every cent I had, and after I made my confession he left Philadelphia and went to New York. He is 67 years old. He never will blackmail me again and from now on I will fight the battle of my life, no matter what people may say." Claimed She Was Wife of Taft. Columbus, O., Aug. 29.?A woman, with two long, knives concealed in her clothing, was awaiting the coming of President Taft to his hotel here this morning when arrested. She gave her name as Caroline Beers, age 40, and said she was the president's wife. The woman was found this morning on one of the upper floors of the hotel near an elevator. She was rushed out before the presidential party arived. "I've a sacred knife for President Taft " chp pyflaimed. nrobablv re ferring to the long, keen bladed affair, upon the handle of which was a photograph of the president. She was well dressed and had two hundred dollars. She says she resides in Greenville, Ohio. Taft publicly explained his exercise of the veto power in his speech to a great crowd of farmers at the State fair grounds here to-day. He'said the president must use his veto when conscience tells him to The president told the farmers of the legislation congress had enacted for their benefit and promised that other legislation would follow. HKL1) FOR REVOLTING CRIME. Attempted Assault by Atlanta Re; Estate Man on a Little Girl. Atlanta. Aug. 2S.?G. E. Weste of 150 Lee street, a well known bus ness man of this city, was arreste in his office in one cf the (low town skyscrapers to-day, on tl charge of attempting to assault a li tie 14-year-old girf who entered h office to offer chewing gum for sal The affair caused quite a stir, t the child is well known in busine: circles; she helps support a \vidowe mother, and is a familiar figure. According to the little girl's stor; vv ester seized ner wnen sut euueit his office, and tore her clothing b< fore she could scream and brea away. Just as he was stifling h< screams, the girl says some or knocked on the door of the offic and the interruption gave a chant to run into another room. She in mediately telephoned the police, an Wester's arrest followed. Wester denies the charges. He wi be arraigned for disorderly condu< in the police court and afterward i all probability be bound over to tt higher court on the more serioi charge. Wesier is a successful ii surance man, and well connected. 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The Passing of the Hansom. *1 How quickly the world chang with the progress of invention suggested by the report that the r? are now only about 400 hansom, ca in the streets of London. Sev d years ago there were 7,000. The h 11 maker of hansoms has closed 1 ie shop, and one of the cabs has be placed in the new London museu *s The taxicab has ousted the hanso e* To those who knew the London iS former years the passing of the ha 5S soms will bring the question of wh !(* has become of their drivers, w were accustomed to sit high abo y> the crowded street, with whip de id cately poised, skillfully, swif e- threading streams of traffic. Thou k the hansom driver seemed alwa ?r trying to tie up his horse, he had le certain air of importance by reas e, of his elevation. The lowly taxic le allows no such conspicuousness to i- chauffeur. Few of the hansom dr id ers, it is said, have become chai feurs; they were not the kind of m 11 needed for the work. Many of the ct it is to be feared, were too old in change to anything else, and thi ie fate has in it something of trage< 1S The world has not yet found out h< to avoid the hardships caused by n chanical progress.?Chicago Recoi Herald. , f "HAVIj , Q/FIRSi t I A ,-,11 . ~ -T ;>rau.u ycMAL I cL If prepa/dWi o+t>vi. provide tt ? lire., (Wui be a. w misjorWe * Si^eUj harb or m<j aa should represent < iWi reeds, eutt tne <vnd < ; bmk..jKe vd > M&r?sT* is ai)Sol our CffAser lecture. L in wtntiluTR is 1 flxcewhtr FARMERS & R ' 4 per ct. Paid Quarterly on S [nott I We don't cl Horses and >i AN this market i: time, for we 1 good ones h claim these to w we have ever h come and loc please you. S is all we ask. I JONES Jj BAMBERG, ! COR3 METAL S : I ij -> . "COM s' ; 5 S&M ".' Sitel i : and accel 5 ;' I : will last . _ reP*n~: ' W ! 811 occa? 5^ We ha id noae in your immediate locihty# wnte u CORTRIGHT MET J 50 North 23d Street SWEETS CAUSED DOWNFALL. Express Messenger Held for Robbery ps is Express Messenger Held for Robbery. ire i Was Spending Too Much. bs i en Atlanta, Aug. 28.?E. F. Carr^the ist young express messenger held in conlis nectipn with the recent $3,000 train ' en robbery near Asheville, had four or I m. five sweethearts on whom he had to m. shower candy and attentions, accordof ing to the latest theory of the detecm tives. No wonder, they say, his sallat ary as a millionaire or successful ho bandit they say, to furnish sweets for t ve more than one sweetheart. tli- ? tly It Would be Useless. gh iys Mrs. Black's servant girl had been a in the habit of going out to meet the on grocer's boy when he came to the ab back door with goods. Observing its this Mrs. Black watched and saw the iv- boy kiss Nora heartily. When the if- girl came in Mrs. Black said severe en ! ly: m, j "ftorah, I saw the grocer's boy 4 to kiss you this morning when you went eir out for the groceries. Hereafter I ly. shall go myself." dv/ "All right, mum," said Norah, "but le- 'twill do yez no good. He sez he *d- won't kiss nobody but me."?Ladies' Home Journal. f isr/*/??l r PRo\'ew uil( %W[k. a. artajt skio jor Cfn.lvvifle^a6s tutu ie we<vws %(wm<x bu.fW aaamft m<eem. I I , ~~~\ sterm.. tie vucop of Itfes saowi<j$ me's greatest-* cwt. '<j d<U], Mid M[ idlj, iavartn.Lenc& ^ ~tkc> -efcj oj- fund.s MiiL kteXtj assured, bu bowihmj < ent&nded. ie efen mi < i [ERCHANTS BANK avings Accounts. Ehrhardt, S. C. HE BEST [aim to have the best is [ules ever brought to M i n our stables at this ? _ || lave had some mighty w gn tretofore, but we do ? be just as good as any andled, and if you will ?* |?| k we know we can 38 ee ours before buying ||| BROS., .... SOUTH CAROLINA, jg 'RIGHT HINGLES ro KNOW THE GENUINE OOK FOR THE STAMP rRIGHT" Reg. U. S. 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