FRIDAY, AUGUST 8. 1930 I5LYT11KVILLU, (AUK.) COUUltfll NU\VS PAGE FIVF island Homo of Voluntary Exile Charles Havdenbevg, Former Attorney, Has Lived Alone for Twenty Years. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the Krcuna of two exclusive stories on Hie remote and unique island life in Chesapeake Bay, a few niiles from Hie nation's capital. Tuesday's slory told of the quaint Cornish colony on Tangier Island, founded in 1G20 and liille changed since that time. » * = Kv NKA Scrvke WASHINGTON.- Charles Har- (k-nbci-B has Ijcen l )la >''"8 solitaire for 22 years. It isn't very exciting, and lie dcesii'i much care how-it comes out; bm then lie doesn't cave very much about anything, playing solitaire fcorns to him nbaul us 'good a way ot pulling In the . lime as any, so he is still at it. [lay alter day and year after year. 6 o u ._ . Charles Hardenberg is a hermit— n af( j(>nberg first went down, the Robinson Crusoe of Chesapeake Two big lrccSi brought' Day, living nil by himself on tiny Litlle Wfitti Island, 15 miles off long, and is separated from Little; Walls by a narrow strail which is ' u strip ot mud ai low lide. 'His house on" Litlle Waits is made of brick, and was uuTli in 18-VJ by the government as a home for ihe lighthouse keeper. Now the light is automatic, needing no keeper, and the house had been sold lo Hardenberg's brother some years before the Virginia shore and near Tangier Island wilh its quaiiil Cornell community, founded three centuries ago. He is the sole inhabitant of his island, which is just about the size r.f an ordinary city lot. He has lived there since 1908, and he says he's going to stay there to the end. Dissatisfied With Life In 1908 Hardenberg was 33 years old. a successful lawyer in Jersey City, with a good practice. His father and his older brother were lawyers. Tile family Imd a good so-jial position; there seemed no reason why the young lawyer should tee dissatisfied with life. But, lie was. He explains it lo an interviewer: •My father was very ill for a long time before he died. I had to siicnil hours and days with him. I had a lot of lime to think. When il was all over I was tired; tired of everything, of the way we live and of tiie cities. I wanted to BO away from France by early settlers, simul beside the house. There Hardenberg has lived alone for 22 year?. He has three chickens—they run wild and are ihe only naimal life on the island. He does not keep a dos and lie refuses to install a radin. He has never bothered to plai a Ef.rrten, although the soil is fertile. His provisions are brought over from Onancock, Va. Oysters grow on the half-submerged rooks about the island, and there are plenty of fish in the waters a few feet from his front door. When he gets tired of canned goods he catches a few fish ruck Kills Woman Who Wet Husband for 37 Years j LONDON'. iUI')—Fur 31 years, i I iln, io,;. or snow, Mrs. Itelnii ikhsi boarded » street civr cv- | ry nielli and ivcnl lo nieel hci i "MI-..-I Hurry l-'rankliu in Hie Vcs'.numter lilslrlol when he let. •ork. Slu- tr.ade her luU journey re-1 cnil> A motor iruck knocked litr i own near her home us she was iboiu tg Ijoaul n car. She died n a i'.oipluu a lo\v minutes laU-r. /.s 1 .Useless To Pan .More imilinn lo a Norwegian scic 1st. uiu'k'ss waves travel more' Limn :i million miles from Hie sur- | 'ace 1.1 the earth and nre then re- •- llcctcd b:u'|( by a. layer of I'icclruis. || And Risky To Pay Less Bargains For Saturday Only Fined for Annoyance LAGRANGE, fllll., IllI'J— Two La Ciiange young men, C. Schrock anil . R. Will, each were lined $15.85 in j a justice of the pence court charg- I ctl with disturbing the peace after I creating a disturbance at Oliver j lake, south of Le .Grange, where I hundreds of persons were enjoying I an online- Mounted on horses, j Schrcck and Will, galloped up and down the beach where several picnic parties were being held. Then they rede their mounts into the bke. disturbing the bathers, It was charged, Hiltsdule 1-1,1) Cim 23c Ql. SUc 9 Sour I'liiiu £ The best money can buy | ,, I pIpUT PC l I I ItlYLLo • Swuct I'luin or Sweet Mixed HE SENTENCED HIMSELF TO! EXILE FOR LIFE on a tiny island because he was weary of the world, courtesy ol Manilowoc patrolmen MANITOWOC. Wis. (UP)—The and now Charles Hardenberg, above, has been there for 22 years. rips n~Jcw oysters off the rocks. Furniture Is Scant "1 don't like to cook." he says, "and I hale housework." His home bears witness to this statement. It has no furniture ex- was displayed here when Joseph Wanigcr, 33, was allowed to finish His liny domain and the house "in ! "'•< "inch before being placed tin- which he lives are shown at the j f^"™'-,^'^r^n ^ 10|)| j down (he left, side of a local slresH. • He peladed guilty to a charge ot and later put him in a play. I! | (Hiving while intoxicated and paid you saw "The Sea SVidow." yon can j i( fine of S100. SUGAR 1(1-1,1) Limit with Oilier Groceries 19c A nhcusor-Bu$th Budweiser 1 Barley-Malt Syrup • LIGHT OR DARK RICH IN BODY NOT BITTER i cmcmbsr Harrtcnbcrg as the char- , acter "Charley Walts." I Slioiijr, ( l)csiiitr Harilsl'ips Hardenberg thrives on his solitude and his unvaried diet. He is: cepl that which is absolutely ncce^- j muscular, and bronzed and is never sary. There are u folding card ta- i ill. O:ice, cut oil from commuuica-1 blc, a rorkcr and hnlf a dozen lion wilh the mainland by a loni;. folding chairs in Ihe living room, coiri spell, he had lo live lor 101 Upstairs ~is a plain wooden Ijed.iweeks en a sack of flour, a jar of | One room has a grass rug. That is • preserved figs and a pound of lard. | all. • j When boatman finally got to the | Hardenberg has no books, nr.rt . island, expecting to find him dead | land, next to it. He suggested that I come down here and rest. "There was a hQUse on each island. I came here in 1908 and" lived on Bis Watts. I liked the life few spoonfuls of from everything My brother own-... cd this island and Big Watts Ts- reads magazines only occasionally, from starvation, he was hale and | "I used to have a big library,"' he says. "One of the finest in hjew Jersey. But now I'm away from il all and I have no desire for bo?ks. T thought about getting a first. It was so miiet and there was-no one to bother me. Then my law practice called me. 1 went to Georgia to try a case, but I didn't stay long—only three months. I was glad to get back lo the island hearty, with flour still left. He plays solitaire, almost con- j n-jntly. In his 22 years he has! used up more than 500 decks of | cards. - i Hour after hour and day after | Smooth^ effortless POWER Baking Powder ?s 25c Salad Dressing ^n% 45c radio, but—" Wlien he feels the need of exercise he yets his row boat, and goes! day he plays, ihe same old game, over to Big Watts Island to take a : little walk. His one objection to' Little Watts, he says, is that it doesn't give him enough room to life. 'Here I stayed and here 1 am. While he was away somebody walk around, tore down the house on Big Watts I He has few i-lsitors-pnrsins: Inland to get firewood. Hardenberg | ermen, Ihe government, light lions; | waves drone their endless murmur moved over to Little Watts, where tender, and an occasional "'"" J fish- •Once in a while 1 beat it, but | muslly it beats me. It doesn't mat- • ter, either way," he .says. I So he stays at it. all alone, iie' : -\ voting his life to a game that iong I .since lest interest for him; and the I >g^ &'£&,'£&. •; Kidney Beans .Itiiin of Arc No. 2 Can 10c PA Iiiplon or Alinnrcl fiA ' '/, l,h 1>U K . 24-Ui Sack Itest Cream without a single SOAP P & G JO liar Limit 33c he has lived ever since. Big Watts is more than a mile chancel against the rocks about the island yachtsman. Once Willarci Robinson, th playwright, dropped in on him. and tiie sunlight. blue bay sparkles in ihe poison prompt Plant board btillclins warn that the vicious Icaf-catiiiKi crop-deslroyiiig jjust is prevalent in Arkansas now, with general infestation probable in many counties this week. 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