[SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1905
GIRL WAS SHOT DEAtl,
SENSATIONAL TRAGEDY IN A
JACKSONVILLE COURT ROOM.
Mr*. J. H. Freeman Fired at Owen E.
Loadholtz, and Her Daughter, May
Brown, AI*o Fired, Striking Police
man Cahoon—Loadholtz Returned
the Fire With Fatal Effect.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 14.—Seeking
to wreak swifter justice upon the
man alleged to have wronged her
daughter than delay of legal process
promised, Mrs. J. H. Freeman lies
mortally wounded; in the undertaking
rooms Ih the corpse of May Brown,
her daughter, and at his home. No. 53K
Riverside avenue, W. II. C'thoon, a
policeman, is In a condition that is
considered grave, ail the remit of a
sensational shooting in Justice Farris'
court before noon today.
Owen. E. 'Ixaidfeoltz, a young man
of this city, wa» being given a pr»
liroinary bearing on a charge of ha\
ing illicit relations with May Brown
and being the father of her unborn
The young woman had testified to
the love and wooing of the young man
ami of his importunities and of her
yielding to them upon the promise of
marriage, and then of his refusal to
keep his promise. A physician testl
flod to the condition of the young
woman, and the case was continued
When Judge Farris announced that
the case would be continued the worn
eu were noticed to move uneasily
The elder woman wore a long, loose
coat. When the attorney and ‘l/md
holtz approached the Judge’s stand,
Mr*. Freeman arose at the same mm
nient, and advancing two puces drew
from the left side of her long coat a
Colt's revolver, anil, levelling it at
Loadholtz. announced in a high, hys
terical voice that thrilled all who
heard It, and one Hint will ring al
ways in the ears of the assemblage
upon which the terrible accents fell:
"Owen Loadholtz. ibis case will b<
settled now!” and fired.
TWO BURNED TO HEATH.
FATHER AND SON PERISH
FIRE AT SAVANNAH.
VcMillan’o Copper Works Burned to
Ground—J. W. Gardner a-d Hi*
Son, Harry, Were Caught ir. the
3o.trJ.ng, A Which The/ Slept, and
ned to Death.
daughter started from her seat and
struck her arms downward. The ball,
which was intended for l^>adholtz,
plowed into the floor.
After the first shot there was a fu-
silade. Lqndholtz retreated to the
rear of Judge Farris’ desk. At the
Detective Cahoon, who
between Loadholtz and the
As he did, Miss Brown drew
her revolver and fired, striking Ca
boon in the hack.
From his position back of the
Judge's desk Loptlboltz opened fire
after the first shot. Ho fired five
times, four of the shots striking Mrs.
Freeman and one of them taking ef
fect on thie younger woman, the hall
entering the mouth, lodging in the
base of her brain. Death was almost
Dotective Cahoon made the follow
"When Judge Farris announced
that the case would be continued Mn
Freeman got up, and. reaching unde
her cloak, drew a revolver and fired
at Ixmdholtz. Ixmdholtz got up from
his sent and drawing his pistol, fired
at Mrs. Freeman, and she fell.
’’When I reached Ixiadhbltz h>
in the net of shooting Mrs. Freeman
again, but 1 succeeded in grasping
the hand in which the revolver was
held. But Just as I did I was shot
1n the hack and fell, and I do not
remember any more about It."
Mrs. Freeman, mother of Miss
Brown and wife of IHdicetnun J. H.
Froemtui. was found to have been
shot four times, two bulls entering the
back Just below the waist line, one be
neath the left eye, and one in the left
elbow, which ranged across the chest
and lodged in the right shoulder.
Mrs. Freeman was taken to her
home and an examination of her
wounds conducted by lira. 11. It.
Drew and S. A. Morris. SS'iv
physicians left the house they told
Mr. Freeman upon request for a frank
statement of his wife’s condition that
then' was small chance for her reoo
cry. and that she would probadly di
Bawinnah, Ga., Feb. 15—In a fire
whic i completely destroyed the cop
per works of .McMillan Bros., at the
northeast corner of Price and Liberty
streets, .1. W. Gardner and his hod.
Harry, were burned to a crisp at mid
night last night.
Mr. Gardner lived at Pooler, and
ten children besides this son, who
was burned to death with him. From
liie position of the two bodies, as they
were discovered, it is evident tburt
both men had left the bed in which
vere accustomed to sleep and
trying to leave the burning
building when overcome by smoke
ml beat. The bodies were about flf-
(•<-N feet apart, the son evidently hav
ing ’ tried »o open a window which
opens on Perry lane.
Mr. Gardner and his son were ac
customed to sleeping In a bed in the
corner of the building, which was a
frame affair, directly on Perry lane
and Price street. Mr. II. N. Carter,
an employe at the place, stated that
he left the works about 10 o’clock last
night, and left both Mr. Gardner and
Ills son in the building, the elder man
then being in bed. When found, the
bodies of both men were at least ten
steps from the corner, and clutched
in the hand of the elder man was a
lantern, showing that ho had attempt
ed to light his way through the smoke
as he fought to make ids way from
the burning building.
Discovery of Flames.
Just how the fire started, no one
knows. Mr. Carter, who was among
the last to leave the place, said the
>nly origin he could assign would be
i spark from the forge, which was
burning at the time, and by which
e men were warming themselves.
The flames were first discovered by
Moffett. a conductor of the Savan-
ih Electric Co., who was going home
way of Liberty street. He said
e entire corner of the building at
•rry lane and Price street was burn
ing fiercely, and with his bare hands
he tore open the fire nlurtu box and
sent In! an alarm.
Hie vgi\>w YMiu-nhe VlK;\howev.
had been noticed by firemen w^io were
at work on the burning buildings at
Jefferson street and Oglethorpe ave
nue. The (lames there were practi
cally under control, and everything
except one engine was rushed to the
fire at Liberty and Price. .
Joe Pitts, colored, who works
around Fire Station No. I, fell from
the truck and was painfully injured
as the run to the new-found fire was
commenced. A general alarm was
turned in when it was seen that the
fire was well advanced, and was in
dangerous locality whore there are
number of wooden buildings.
Clothing Froze on Firerhen.
Eleven streams of water were soon
playing on tho building, but the dry
timbers burned like tinder, and the
water-soaked firemen, who felt their
outer clothing stiffening by freezing,
fought valiantly to prevent the spread
ing of the flames.
c-f his alleged wivc-a
her. Mrs. Emile Flj
dared that she
station under any cl
she was not there. M
ifoch asserted that she
to help the police, but thd
“1 will help prosecute
declared, "but I am not so
Hoch had evidently ( #«xi>ected a
number of his wives to nee'
the station, and he
appointed .hat they
you talked so muc!
"I don't see any of them. I replied
the officer, as he looked thnlugh the
window out of which Hoch h^d been
peering. "There, Is nobody ' waving
their handkerchief at us. I guess you
have been joking me about that part
of the business,” said Hoch. "Any-
ere could not be fourteen of
or I never had that
There seems to be a lot of women
who think that I am the only
in the world that could marry them
and get away with some of their
money. Anyhow, not even
those women are here.”
he n<yld this Hoch chuckled glee-
though he thought it a good
tlje officer, who had brought
from New York. When
Loftus alighted fro
ix policemen who had been
station to met them were
ntrol the crowd with diffl
he was recognized, a
<$f people Jeerc
8EA ISLAND MEN TO ORGANIZE.
Will the Island Planters Get Together
to Monopolize Seed?
Organization among planters of
ItUanil cotton on the Carolina islands
1* being discussed, and reports are an
attempt will be made to get them to
gether. The object seems to be to
control the distribution of seed in a
measure. U is from the island seed
that the world depends, and with
these controlled by an organization
such as is now being discussed, chang
ed conditions may be expected. The
planters seem to bo watching with
jealous eyes the planting of sea isl
and cotton in other countrios.—Cotton
Trade Journal, of Savannah.
At this tlmo every one should pay
his little debts. It is tho payment of
little debts that bring happiness and
good will. Prosperity would continue
without end if the people would pay
their debts, live within their income
aud pay cash.
Florid* Treasurer’s Repoi
Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 15.—'
port of W. V. Knott, state treasurer,
for the month of January, 1905, shows
balances due to tho several state and
educational funds at the close of bus
iness January 31, 1905, as follows:
General rovenue fund $235,998.69
One mill school fund 13.4C9.14
Pension tax fund 220.67
State board of health fund 66,882.95
Principal of school fund...
Interest of school fund
Principal of seminary fund
Interest of seminary fund.
Hire of state convict fund
Indian war claims fund...
Agricultural college fund..
Experiment station funl. .
White college Morrill fund
Col'd. college fire loss fund
University of Florida moss
Florida Hospital for Insane
fire loss fund
Station Incidental fund....
South Florida Military Col
South Florida Military Col
lege, current expenses..
University of Florida, fire
Florida School for Blind,
Deaf and Dumb
University of Florida, gmy-
University of Florida, act
Florida Agricultural Insti
tute, at Kissimmee, Fla.
sent to tf
able to <
• police hurried
station and oi
not her _
patrol wagon and started
engo avenue police statlor
tant, where Hoch was
for several hours.
Hoch admitted at the oJf6£flTe had
married Mrs. Marie Go«rc-Hoch, and
that the marriage,was Illegal. He
would admit nothing else. < During
the evening five women wjho said
they were wives of Hoch we^e placed
in a separate room under a guard of
policemen. One of them, Mrs. Em
ilio Fischor-Hoch, saw Hoeh for a
minute, and saluted him with the ex
clamation: "You old hog; you got
my $750, didn’t you
Hoch made no reply to 'this, but
smiled as though h-» regarded the af-
falr of $750 rather as a joke than oth
CURES CATARRHAL DEAFNESS.
Mr. Wm. 8. Crane, of California,
Md H suffered for years with rheuma
tism and lumbago. He was finally ad
vised to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
which ho did, and it effected a com
plete cure. This liniment Is for sale
by W. D. Dunaway.
One Week's Use of Hyomei Did More
Than 8ix Months’ Treatment by
In the treatment of deafness which
Is often a result of catarrh, Hyomoi
acts almost Immediately upon tho In
flamed membrane, and the hearing
begins to return at once. A few
days’ treatment will bring relief, aul
in three or four weeks, according to
the severity of the case, a cure will
Miss Meeks, of Mattowan, N. Y.,
says: "Hyomoi is truly wonderful.
I have used it but a shoft time, ind
see a great change In my condition.
My hearing Is improving rapidly, and
I had no Idea I would Improve so rap
idly in so short a time. My breath,
which was so offensive to myself and
others, has lost Its bad odor entirely.
I have spent a great deal of money
with catarrh specialists and can truly
say that six months of their treatment
is not equal to oue month of Hyo
A. E. Dinimock is selling Hyomei
upon the unusual plan if agreeing to
return the money If the medicine does
A complete outfit costa only $1.00,
nnd consists of an inhaler that can
bo carried In the vest pocket, a medt-
clno dropper and a txtijle of Hyomei.
Tho Inhaler will last a lifetime, and
there Is enough Hyomei for several
weeks’ treatment Additional bottlea
of Hyomei can be procured for 50
centa. Compare this small expense
with the fees charged by specialists
and theu remember that If Hyomei
does not cure Mr. Dimmock will re
turn your money.
While our settlement workers ar3
teaching Shakespeare and Wagner to
tho masses they might profitably in
clude a little Instruction In buying.
The penalty of buying in small quan
tities at greatly reduced prices is a
necessary one, but a little instruction
in values would be a helpful and much
All the healing, balsamic virtues of
the Norway pine are concentrated in
Dr. Wood’s Norway Pine Syrup. Na
ture’s own remedy for coughs and
and Overcoats will
wait fo^no man at
the present prices.
We are afraid you
will not get your
share. Better get
m while there is a chance. IVTaybe you ®will find your stze
among the highest priced ones. You know this is the time for
our annual clearance sale. Take your pick before you get
shut out. The sale includes all of the Suits and Overcoats we
have left. Hundreds are taking advantage of the low prices
we are giving.
Buster Browu Suits, <6 60 down to
Buster Brown Suits $7.60 down to .
400 Boys' Donblo Breas li c Suits ffito <4.00
400 Boys’ Double Breasted Suits <6.00 to <3.90
<5.00 Suits Roducod to <3.85
<1.00 Suits Rcduood to . <1.26
60 Suits, no two of a kind at Ono-Half Prico.
<1.00 to <3.00 Knee Pants at 39c to <1.49
Made bv Strauss Bros, and Hart, Sohaffnor &
Marx, the best to be had. We havo arranged
these suits into four prices, putting in odd lots,
ono two suits of a kind, to make np tho line.
If your size is in them it is money saved for you.
AU < 9.00, <10.00 and <11.00 Suits eo at < 7.75
" 12.00, 18.00 “ 18.60 “ " " 9 60
13 60, 15.00 “ 16.60 1100
17.00, 18.00 •• 20.00 19 00
30.00, 22.00 “ 26.00 15.00
100 Men's Saits to close ont at . 3*69
Fit and Style.
There are some things which can’t be improved.
Odo of these things is the "Queen Quality” Shoe for
women. You can make it more elaborate, you can
, decorate it, embellish it, use costly materials and all
that. But for $100 a pair
You Cannot Make a Better Shoe
Than “Queen Quality,” having regard solely to the
two great essentials of FIT and STYLE. This means
that mechanically it is perfect. As for its appearance,
the fact' that one hundred thousand women choose it
instantly above all other shoes would seem to indicate
that it is attractive. Why don’t you go so far as to
try on a pair the next time you go to the store. It
costs nothing to see them fit your foot. Boots $3 00.
Oxfords $2.50. Special Styles 50-cents extra. Fast
color eyelets used exclusively.
The Leaders in Staple Dry Goods, Heavy
Groceries and! Farmers' Supplies,
W. T. Lane.