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MAY ENTER RACE
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Governor Bleiss Will Rob for Senate if
Senator titimui Pots Not
THE gjgpp RACE
Governor Retse Declares He Will
Ran for Vaulted States Senate if
Senator 'Oilman Is Out of the
Race, Oth.-rvise He Will Ron for
In view of the authorized state
ment of fonaer Congressman W." J.
Talbert to the efTect that he would
be a Candida :e for the United States
Senate next rummer against all com
ers, which Is generally understood
to mean that he will be a candidate
whether or n )t Senator Tillman runs,
there are a ;jreat many surmises as
to the next Senatorial race..
Governor Mease has oh several oc
casions annoinced that he would be
a candidate to succeed himself as
Governor, al o ving the senior Sen
ator to succeed himself without op
position. The announcement of Mr.
Talbert's caididacy, in any event,
naturally brought up the question as
to Governor ,'ilcase's attitude in case
Senator Till do in for any reason
should not be i candidate to succeed
The News ai.d Courier correspon
dent was givsr. the following state
ment from Govirnor Blease, in reply
to the direct inquiry as to whether
or not he wcu'd be a candidate for
the United St it ?s Senate in case Sen
ator Tillman should not run:
"You may Ja' that if Senator Till-*
man is not in :he race I shall be a
candidate for the United States Sen
ace next sum: nor, standing upon my
record as Governor, and my record
from the time I reached my majority
until my election as Governor. If
Senator Tilln.ai desires to succeed
himself I shall !ie a candidate for re
election as Gt?v3rnor."
Governor E lease has just return
ed from Cleveland, Ohio, where he
has been attei d ng the Great Council
of the Impro\ed Order of Red Men,
and where h.-s speech, according to
the Associated Press dispatches, won
for Charleston the next meeting of
the Great Council. The Governor,
when ashed far an expression as to
the candidacy oC Chief Justice Jones
for Governor, said:
"If the race for Governor is be-j
tween the present Chief Justice and
myself, I havo only to say that the
people's Govern Dr is the servant of
the people, and ;t is for the people to
decide whom taey will have. My
record will b* >efore them. There
is in it nothini: o hide, nor anything
that I would desire hidden. The
race is open lo ail who may desire
to enter, and vthe people are the
judges. I am wiling to rest my can
didacy with .the people, who last
summer elected me to the position.
That it all thf.t I have to say in re
gard to the mi.tter."
GIVEN A BIG SCARE.
Five Fierce Animals Escape and Ter
rify Crowds at Fair.
Five fierce arimals in a midway
menagerie at the Canada Central Fair
at Ottawa, Canac'a, broke out of xheir
cages the other morning and for
rearly an hour .errified the visitors.
The only man who was severely
injured was Traiaer Martin, who was
bitten on the l=e by a lion, when he
finally captured "he beast.
The escapinj: imimals were a leo
pard, a jaguar, panther, a big African
lion, and what is known as a hybrid.
Their escape v an first noticed when
the leopard tbri.st his head into a
tent occupied b;-' one of the show
women. The animals, when pursued,
took to the water nearby, but after
a severe amd (xciting struggle <a
crowd of fair employees captured
and caged then ill before any fatal
Those who vitnessed the terrify
ing spectacle declared that only the
rain which was j ouring heavily, and
prevented the asual crowds assemb-j
ling on the midway, had prevented a!
Paid Big Sum to be Allowed to Rob
A dispatch f.-on Chicago says that
a protect against tribute for the pro
tection of gambling and other forms
of vice began, vhen the case against
Lieut. Win. VV. \\ alsh and Patrolman
Chas. J. i-McCle Ian, charged with in
efficiency and i e;;lect of duty in not
closing gambling games operated in j
the street in front of the Chicago)
American leag le baseball grounds'
Labor day, we*e called for hearing j
before the civil service commission, i
Over S20.000 a week is said to havej
been paid noli< e protection.
Made ? ijueer Will.
Under the provisions of the will of
Anthony Cupp a wealthy farmer,
who died at Lima, Ohio, recently,
his grandchildren, and there are sev
e?al of them, are to receive the mun
ificent legacy oi il each. To secure
the $1 legacy :hay must each read
the Bible dailj and attend church
services regularly /
BOW IT LOOKS TO HIM
AX ENGLISH WRITER THINKS
PEOPLE WANT CHANGE.
And That Woodrow Wilson is the
Man to Lead Them to Victor}' in
Its Coming Campaign.
The Fortnightly Review, the lead
ing review of London has an article
in the- August number just received
here under the captloa "Some talks
with Roosevelt." by Sidney Brooks,
who spent some time In the United
States and visited all sections of the
country In an effort to j;uage the pol
itical situation as It stands today and
as to the trend of the Immediate fu
ture. In the course of the article,
'Mr. Brooks -writes:
The Democrats, so 'ar as I can
judge, are right if feeling that the
tide is at last with them, and that
only some abnormal development can
forestall a Democratic victory in
1912. The question, therefore, of
the candidate they put forward has
an importance that it has lacked for
the past twelve years; and that nat*
urally, when the choke of a stan
dard bearer is regarded as an almost
tantamount to his election, there is
an extra keenness to se ure the nom
Mr. Bryan feels that he ought to
have it, but he knows that he cannot
get it. At the same time his power
for obstruction at any rate, remains
considerable and any man whom he
openly opposes may have a hard fight
to win the convention. Such a man
is governor Harmon, ol Ohio, an en
gaging popular and successful govern
or, but an ex-member of Mr. Cleve
land's cabinet and the very type ot
that straight laced more conservative
school that Mr. Cleveland represent
ed and that Mr. Bryar. has always
warred on implacably.
To compass the defeat of Governor
Harmon's candidacy may, I think, be
said for the moment to be the chief
aim of Mr. Bryan's political exis
tence. To do it he will have to es
pouse the nomination of some other
leader; and there are at present only
two other men in the democratic
ranks- whom the average American
can be brought to regard as presiden
tial possibilities. One of these is
Mr. Champ Clarke, the Speaker of
the House of Representatives, who
is leading the party in congress with,
unmistakable masterfulness and ef
fect, but whose reputation so far is
other congressional than national.
The other is Mr. Woodrow Wilson,
the ex-president of Princeton Uni
versity, who was elected last Novem
ber of the governorship of New Jer
sey, and who, in the past six months
has worked hardly less than a revo
lution in the politics of his state.
My view is that Mr. Wilson decidedly
is ahead of all of his competitors and
that -his union of practicality, elo
quence, fearlessly, and a high dis
passionate and thoughtful sincerity
have not only profound .y impressed
the country, but mark bim as a man
who is destined to lead his party out
of the wilderness. All present appear
ances point to his adoption next year
as the democratic candidate.
Further along Mr. Brooks says
that "On pretty nearly every impor
tant issue Mr. Roosevelt, I should
judge, is in closer sympathy with Mr.
Wilson than with Mr. Taft." How
ever he thinks party layolty will
keep Mr. Roosevelt in i:he Republi
can ranks, but adds:
Mr. Roosevelt's friends, however,
being less committed by past respon
sibilities, are freer to do as they
think best; and in the event of Mr.
Wilson being brought forward as the
democratic nominee. I am convinced
that many thousands of Republicans
and among them, those who were and
are. and will remain Mr. Roosevelt's
most ardent followers, would vote
for him in preference to Mr. Taft,
even though the president himself
were to sacrifice his personal predi
lections to his sense of party loyalty."
GIRL SHOT tS FOOT.
Pistol Accidentally Shoots When it
Dropped to the Floor.
Miss (Maggie Latham the young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom La
tham who live just across the river in
Chester county from Lockhart, acci
dentally shot herself through the foot
vith a pistol a few days ago. Miss
Latham had just returnad from an
enicitcinment and picked up the pis
tol belonging to her brother, which
as wlii.nyonggHilipgS-f'iVoawN. .
was lying on the mantel. In hand
ling it the pistol fell to the floor and
was discharged, the ball entering her
foot. The ball has T.ct yet been lo-|
cated, but the yourg woman's condi-j
iion is not considered serious.
Wanted the Boodle.
Eunice Murphy, of Valentine. Neb., I
the girl accused of having incited aj
mob to hang her fiance in order that j
she might inherit his life insurance'
has been held by the District Court.
The presiding judge declared ihat:
Miss Murphy is just as guilty as the!
men who took her sweetheart to a
?tree and hanged him.
A bolt of lightning struck the Som
erset county, Pa., jail this week,
stunning 3 2 prisoners. Terror reign
ed among the prisoners v,-hen they re
gained their senses. Some of them
beat their heads aginst the doors un
til they were nearly unconscious. I
?ssassiu'ii Sollet Proves Fatal to Sioiy
piD, Rassian Premier
THE CZAR SAW HIM SHOT
The Assassination Took Place at a
Theatre Thursday Evening of Last
Week,?Dimitri Bogroff, a Young
Man, Fired the Fatal Shot in the
, Presence of Thousands.
The Russian premier, Peter A.
Stolypin, died Monday night' from
bullet -"wounds received at the hands
of Dimitri Bogroff, an assassin,-dar
ing a gala performance at the muni
cipal theatre Thursday evening of
last week at Kiev, Russia.
Almost until the last the premier
was conscious and for half an hour
during the early part of the evening
his wife alone was at his bedside.
Frequently he called" Give me the
letter. Take It away. Give me a
red pencil. Lift me. Light up."
Premature reports of the premier's
death were current for hours before
it occurred. Several missions and
embassies were misled by the reports
and notified their governments. The
authorities at first decided to con
ceal the news of the preimer's death
until morning fearing anti-Jewish
outbreaks. This was found to be- im
possible and after the annouucement
was made all the attention of the
authorties was centred in the pro
tection of the Jews.
Residents of the Jewish community
were panic stricken and begged for
protection and 30,000 troops were
poured into Kley to prevent excesses.
M. Kokovosoff, minister of finance,
who was appointed acting premier
after M. Stolypin was shot, has sent
a premtory circular to the various
governors on the maintenance of or
Gov. Gen. Trepof:! has Issued a pub
lie notice that disorders will not be
tolerated and stringent regulations
are published forbidding the carry
ing of arms. It is officially announc
ec that the manoeuvers are ended
and that the troops are returning to
Kiev. Outgoing trains are crowded
and double-"tralns and e"vra trains
are leaving Kiev every h' ^r. Hun
dreds of well-to-do Jews are depart
ing from Kiev.
Pe.ter A. Stolypin was a tall, hand
some man of 55 years. His short
cropped hair was gray, but his beard
was dark. He has been described
generally as an administrator of abil
ity. He was neither a bureaucrat or
a reactionary In the ordinary sense
of those terms and has been said to
have been imbued with Liberalism,
but determined to put down the revo
lutionary movements at any cost.
As governor of Saratov he took
such steps against the terrorist and
Liberals alike as won him the de
testation of the advanced parties, and
his life was attempted in 1905. He
was appointed premier by imperial
ukase on July 22, 1906. and stamped
out the revolution that had been
growing to threatening propotions
during the premeirship of M. Whitte
and which Witte's successor, M. Gor
emykin, had not been able to control.
Stolypin's life was attempted In
August of that year when a bomb
that killed 00 persons was exploded
at his home. The minister escaped
with slight injuries, but two of his
children were wounded. As minis
ter of interior M. Stolypin came into
office with the duma and when he
made his first speech before that body
he was greeted with cries of "mur
The opposition's hatred of M. Stoly
pin reached a crisis last March,
when, the upper chamber of the du
ma having rejected his bill for the
establishment Zemstvo or local gov
ernment in the western provinces the
premier resigned, and only consented
to resume office when the emperor a
greed to disolve the duma and pro
mulgate the measure under the au
thority of the fundamental laws.
WOMAN GOT BIG SCARF.
Wax Bullet Failed to Melt and It
Knocked Her Down.
At Trinidad, Col., Frederick Roske,
the "human target," who lias been
thrilling vaudeville audiences there
by apparently catching in her teeth
bullets fired at her from across the
stage, Tuesday night horrified her
audience by dropping to the floor
with what appeared to be an ugly
wound in the head.
Examination showed, however, that
she was not seriously wounded, that
instead of lead the bullet was wax,
the accident revealing the secret of
the "act." The wax bullets were
shown to the audience and placed!
in the rifle, the heat of the explosion!
melting the wax and the "human tar- j
get" displaying in her teeth a bullet!
she had concealed in her mouth. On i
Tuesday night one of the wax bullets|
failed to melt and gave the performer
the fright of her life.
Beauties of Divorce.
Edward Foster Oat man, of Dunbar
Wisconsin, has made application for
a license to wed Miss Hazel Brasee, of
Omro..Although the groom is 25 and
the bride 22, their marriage will be
their third matrimonial venture. Both
have been married twice and divorc
I, S. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEi\
posses mm fiends
l.YNCHIXGS WILL FOLLOW THEIR
Negro Assaults Woman at Warren
ton, N. CM Kills Her Father and
Shoots Sheriff and Two Others.
George Marshall, a negro said to
have gone to W?rrenton, N. ft, from
the North, Monday afternoon crimi
nally assaulted the wife of a farmer
at Vlcksboro, 14 miles from Warren
ton, killed her father who attempt
ed to rescue his daughter, and later
shot the sheriff and two members of
his posse after the negro had escaped
from the scene of^the assault upon
the woman. A lyv hing is probable.
The negro barrl/aded himself in a
house. When the^heriff came to ar
rest him the negrc shot him and two
other members of the posse. This
morning, after the house had been
watched all night, the negro's father
by a ruse entered the house with
other negroes and overpowered him,
when the posse rushed In, bound him
and brought him here to jail.
The whole of two counties is
aroused over the atrocious deed.
Court convenes at Warrenton this
week and the authorities are trying
to induce the angry citizens to let
the law take its course, promising
that the negro will be tried at once.
Marshall's victim was 22 years old.
She was on her way zo the spring
when accosted by the negro who cov
ered her with the gun until he had
accomplished his purpose.
Another Case in Florida.
Cicero Carpenter, a carpenter, and
a woman companion, whom he was
accompanying home was criminally
assaulted by an unknown negro at
Ortego, a suburb of Jacksonville,
Fla., early Monday morning.
The white couple had taken the
last car home and were accosted by
the negro about half a mile from
the car line. Without preliminaries
the negro fired point blank at Thomp
son, killing him Instantly, one bullet
going through the brain and the sec
ond near the Inart. The woman
stood terror-stricken and was next
attacked by the negro, who choked
her to unconscious before accom
plishing his fiendish deed.
The locality where the deed was
committed is sparsely settled, and no
one heard the shots or screams. The
woman finally regained conscious
ness, and sought out some neighbors,
when the alarm was turned in. Im
mediately a posse was formed, and
the woods in the vicinity have been
scoured without result. It is feared
that lynching will follow an arrest,
unless the authorities can spirit the
negro to jail without giving the
PEOPLE ALMOST DROWN.
Five Million Gallons of Molasses Run
in the Streets.
The sweetest thing that ever hap
pened in New Orleans, La., occurred
this week when tanks containing 5,-1
000,000 gallons of molasses burst in
the warehouse of the Planters' Stor
age Company. Part of the commer
cial district was flooded with a
stream of molasses so deep that many
persons had narrow escapes from
drowning in the sticky stuff.
The people in the street adjoining
the burst tanks had to wade through
molasses up to their waists, or even
to their chins in some instances. Sev
persons tried to swim in the molasses
but it was like the antics of a fly
on gummy fly paper, and they had
to be rescued.
To repair the breaks in the tanks
it was necessarry to row boats into
the warehouse on the surface of the
sticky flood. The loss is estimated at
ARMY OFFICER DISAPPEARED. 1
Lieut. Lj'kcs, a South Carolinian,
Leaves Fort Russell.
Another mystery has developed in
the United States military service
with the disappearance from his post
at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, of
Lieut. Gibbes Lykes, an officer of
Troof F, 9th Cavalry, stationed at
that place. Notices have been spread
broadcast through army channels
notifying all posts of the young offi
cer's disappearance, and it is hoped
that information of his whereabouts
will soon be received. He departed
from the post some time ago without,
leaving word of his intended destina
tion. Lieut. Lykes. who is only 24
years of age, is a South Carolinian,
and graduated from the Military
Academy in 1 90S.
Killed by Whiskey.
Dr. C. C. Payne, of Eudora, Kans.,1
shot and seriously wounded his wife
and his mother-in-law. Mrs. M. E.
Smith, Wednesday, and then killed
himself. Mrs. Payne and ber hus
band had seperated, and he had been
drinking heavily when he rushed into!
the Smith home and fired upon the
Sets Sister oil Fire.
A four year old son of E. G. Fri
day, a prosperous farmer of Iredell,
N. C, deliberately ignited a small
torch and applied it to the clothing
of the baby sister, the latter dying
shortly after. When asked his reas
on for committing the act the child
replied: "Just because."
.IBER 21, 1911.
Id Streets of Vienna ard Several Pco
soqs Were Killed or Hart
AN ALARMING* SITUATION
Revolutionary Cheers Are Heard on
All Sides.?The Outbreak Follows
Months of Discontent Over the
High Cost of Living, Which Bears
Heavy on the Poorer Classes.
A critical situation has arisen in
Vienna, Austria, owing primarily to
the high price of the necessaries of
Riots broke out Monday, and sev
eral persons were killed or wounded.
Troops fired on the mob which had
erected barricades in the streets.
There was a fierce exchange of bul
lets, and the soldiers were pelted
with all sorts of missiles. Follow
ing a huge Socialist demonstration
Monday afternoon outside the Rath
haus, held to protest against the high
price of food, it became necessary to
call out troops to disperse the rioters.
In the early clashes fifty of the
rioters were wounded and 100 were
arrested. Fifty thousand persons
were present at the demonstration,
and fiery speeches were made, de
manding that the government per
mit the importation of foreign meat
and take other measures to remedy
the conditions which have resulted
from the prohibitory increase in the
price of food products. After the
close of the meeting a large proces
sion marched to the parliament
buildings, cheering for revolution
Revolvers were fired in the air,
and then the mob began stone throw
ing. The windows of many public
and private buildings, restaurants
and tram cars and street lamps were
smashed. Finally a squadron of dra
goons and a detatchment of infantry
appeared on the scene. Tbey charg
ed the rioters and dispersed them.
The mobs reassembled, however,
In the suburbs, which are occupied
by the working class, where they
wrecked much property. The troops
were retained throughout the day
guardiL'.g the imperial palace and gov
ernment buildings and holding op
prcaches to the inner city.
Toward evening' the rioting in the
Ottakring quarter became more fur
ious. The mob demolished r".* *ho
street lamps in the main thorough
fare, plunging the streets into dark
ness. They erected barricades and
hurled missiles of various kinds on
the soldiers from the upper windows
of houses. The order was at length
given to the troops to fire. At the
first volley many rioters fell, either
killed or wounded
Several of the soldiers and police
men were Iljured, and 100 more of
those engaged in the conflict were
placed under arrest. The agitation
is the culmination of months of bit
ter discontent over the steady in
crease of the cost of living, and un
less parliament takes action it is
feared that the developments of the
disturbances will be very serious.
The rioting was of a most deter
mined and savage character. Al
though an opposite account states
that only one person was killed by a
bayonet thrust and several wounded
slightly, it is believed the casualties
are much higher.
The appearance of the troops in
tensified the wrath of the rioters,
who shouted: "We want no military!
We want bread!"
Stone throwing became incessant
and clashes between the police and
the mob. with cavalry charges, con
tinued throughout the afternoon.
Besides smashing windows in all
directions, the mob completely de
molished a cafe. At the height of
the disorder the Socialists leader,
David, tried to calm the crowd, but
an infuriated mob set upon him and
beat him into unconsciousness. He
was removed to a hospital.
All available cavalry were brought
cut to line the streets and protect the
The rioting in the Ottakring quar
ter was still more serious. Tram
cars were overturned and shops
wrecked. The mob forced its way in
to a school house and dragged forth
all the furniture into the street and
burned it. The troops were obliged
twice to fire into the crowd and many
rioters fell bleeding to the ground.
It. was near midnight before a sem
blance of order was restored. There
are fears of a renewal of the riot.
Killed .Many Fish.
Millions of shrimp and fish were
killed in a lake near New Orleans as
a result of a diet of molasses which
found its way into the Lake from
the city sewers when GOO,000 gallons
were recently let loose in the streets
where a storage tank burst.
Heavy Electric Storm.
One man killed, and over fifty in
jured and property damage reaching
nearly $1.000,000 is the result of a
third violent, wind and electric storm
in Chicago Tuesday morning. Yachts
and small boats were wrecked.
Wants the Place.
Judge George E. Prince Monday
announced that he would be a candi
date for Associate Justice before the
General Assembly in January.
DEATH IN THE MINES
THIRTY THOUSAND KILLED IN
THE LAST TEN YEARS.
Great Meeting to Be Held in October
to Devise Some Plan to .Make the
Mines More Safe.
Thirty thousand miners killed in
the United States in the last ten
'Seventy-fivo thousand miners in
jured, many of them maiaied for
life, in the same period.
Eleven thousand widows made by
the deaths of the miners!
Thirty thousand children left fath
This terrible record represent not
only the accidents in the coal mines
but also the metal mines.
It is the story of the tragedy of i
the mines, but not the whole story.
If the mines of the United States in
those ten years had had the same
standards of safety as in the Euro
pean countries; if the United States
had killed two in every 1,000 em
ployed, instead of three, four or five.
Fifteen thousand of the thirty
thousand American miners killed
might be living today.
Forty thousand out of the seventy
five thousand injured might have es
Five thousand five hundred wid
ows might not have been widows.
Fifteen thousand orphan children
might still have fathers.
This is the whole grim tragedy of
the mines epitomized. It is one of
the most serious problems of the
country and the one that brought the
Federal Bureau of Mines into being.
It is the great problem that the
Bureau of Mines, under the leader
ship of Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, its
director, is attempting to solve.
This problem is responsible for the
great national Mine Safety Demon
stration which is to be held in Pitts
burg, Pa., October 30 asd 31, ur.uer
the auspices of the Bureau of Mines,
the American Red Cross, the United
Mine Workers of America, and the
Pittsburg Coal Operators Association:
From 30,000 to 50,000 miners, sup
erintendents and operators are ex
pected to be present.
FILLED WITH POISON.
Stole Sandwiches That Had Arsenic
in Them for Rats.
Destitute and hungry, William
Murphy entered a grocery store on
Tuesday night at San Francisco, Cal.,
hoping to purloin something to eat.
The proprietor was called to wait on
a customer and Murphj seized the
opportunity to gobble two sandwiches
he found on the counter. He was
seized with convulsions a few min
utes later and was taken to the
emergency hospital, where it was
found he was suffering from ar^nic
poisoning. The sandwiches he had
eaten had been prepared to bait a
rat trap. Murphy probably will re
SLIPPED ON BANANNA PEEL.
Atlanta Man is Minus Two Fingers on
One of His Hands.
A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., to
the Greenville Piedmont says because
he slipped on a bananna peel which
v. as lying on the front car step, Fred
G. Bond Is minus two fingers on his
right hand. He was in the act of
alighting from the car when his foot
slipped and he was thrown violently
I to the pavement. He made an inef
fectual attempt to catch, but his
reach fell short and the wheels of the
I car passed over his hand, crushing
two fingers. At the hospital to which
iMr. Bond was sent, it was found nec
essary to amputate tho fingers.
PLANS EXTENSIVE TRI!'.
Mamel, Noted Aviator, Will Tour the
World in Aeroplane.
A cablegram from Paris says M.
Mamel. the aviator formerly associ
ated with M. Blerict, intends tour
ing the world in an aeroplane with a
companion, Rene Million. The route
so far planned runs southward
through France. Spain, Algeria, Tun
is and Egypt; then:-e by steamer to
India; across India through the air;
by steamer to Australia by steamer
to South America, a Might over that
country and thence by steamer to Af
rac and then northward by air line.
KILLED BY TRAIN.
Careless Mother Was Too Late to
Save Her Child.
Glancing up from her work as she
heard the whistle of an approaching
train, Mrs. Ellen Hicks, cf Saide,
Col., Tuesday, was horrified to see
her fourteen-tnonths-old baby sitting
in the middle of the railway tracks
! directly in front of the on-rushing
(Iyer. In a mad dash she succeed
ed in cathching hold of the child's;
dress, but the locomotive tore the
baby from her grasp. Trainmen
found the mother unconscious beside
the mangled body of her baby.
Escaped in Woman's Garb.
(Michael Sobelsky, the Lucas
County murderer, who escaped from
the penitentiary at Calumbus, Ohio,
Monday, clad in the garments of the
warden's wife, was captured at Del
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
WAN! TO HANG
Hyde, Who Killed His Wife ard Htr
Fa ther, Convicted tf M?rder
VERDICT PLEASES BISS
He Would Not Employ a Lawyer to
Defend Him.?Says the Verdict la
a Just One and He Will Be the
Happiest Man That Has Ever Paid
The Death Penalty.
Samuel N. Hyde, confessed mur
derer of his young wife and her fath
er, was convicted by a jury late Tues
day at Anderson and sentenced to be
hanged. The death sentence was
pronounced by Judge Prince Wednes
day morning. The reading of the
verdict had no .visible effect on the
prisoner, who said later that the findr
ing was a just one, that he was quil
ty of murder and expected to be con
victed. Under the laws of South Car
olina, pleas of guilty in murder cases
The crime for which Hyde was
convicted was committed on the
night of July 18th last at Anderson.
While Mrs. Hyde and her sister, Wil
lie Beasley, aged 15, lay asleep in
one bed, and her parents, W. V. Beas
ley and wife, were asleep in another
bed in the same room, Hyde entered
and fired three shots into his wife's
body, killing her instantly, and fired
twice at ,her sister, both shots taking
effect, but not seriously wounding
her. Reloading his revolver, he Ehot
and killed Beasley, who was attempt
ing to disarm him. ?<
Mrs. Beasley was the principel wit
ness iforrthe (prosecution at the trial*
She described :in detail the events on
the ;highb'of ((the tragedy. Sheriff
King told of Hyde surrendering hhff
self andvsaying'he planned the mur
der of"hter.wife and was well pleased
with the deed. ? : >' i'
The State rested its case at one
o'clock, and the defence introduced
several witnesses, who testified in
support of the claim of the prisoner's
counsel that he was a victim of
hereditary insanity. Following the
argument by the attorneys and the
Judge's charge, the jury retired and
fifty-five minutes later returned a
verdict of guilty.
Mrs. Emma Beasley, mother of
Mrs; Hyde, and wife of W. W. Beas
ley, testified that she and her hus
band were In one bed in the room
and that Mrs. Hyde and her 15-year
old sister, Willie Beasley, were inv
another bed in the same room at the
time of the shooting; that the shots;
awoke her and that she slipped out
of bed and grabbed Hyde as he was
going out of the door. She was as
sisted by Mr. Beasley, who caught
Hyde around the back. Hyde re
loaded his pistol, she said, and bold!
up his left arm and fired on Mr.
Beasley, killing him instantly. Mrs:
PeasTey stated that the married-life
of Hyde and bis wife was very un
pleasant; that they frequently quar-.
relied and that they had been parted
twice. She said Hyde deserted Mrs.
Hyde and for that reason her father
had taken her back home.
The prisoner as he sat by his old
deaf father accepted (he verdict with
out any tremor and without any
change of expression. Before being
led from the Court room to his ceU
in the county jail, he stated that the
verdict is a just one, that he is guil
ty of murder and tha the expected a
contradiction. "I didn't take the
s;a:ul on my behalf," said Hyde, "be
cause I didn't want to be classed
along with these witnesses for the
State, who swore lies on me. They
btated that I had deserted my wife
and that they hadn't taken her away
from me. 7!iat is not so. There is
OJJ2 tiling certain, they won't be ahlo
:c seperate me from my wife auy
nore, and when the sheriff hangs me
! will be the happiness man that has
ever been hung. The Court appoint
ed Mr. Rice to plead my case. He
r.l mighty well. He made a good
light but a useless one. I know I
was guilty of murder and I know
rhat 1 deserved to be hung."
FATA Ii QUARREL OVER GIRI?
Rejected Escort Kills Two Men and
Is Himself Slain.
Because Miss Elsie Ellis refused to
accompany Ohio Butler home from a
dance at Rafter, Tenn., Tuesday eve
ning, three men are dead. When she
refused to go with Butler, Miss Bills
requested Olney Phillips, a boy of
IT, to accompany her. When Butler
saw them leave the dance he follow
ed and shot Phillips dead.
John Heading, aged 25, then rush
ed ui) to Butler and asked why he
had shot Phillips. In reply Butler
shot. Heading, killing him instantly.
The third death came when an un
known person shot Butler from be
hind, the ball piercing his brain.
Butler was :10 years old. Young
Phillips was especially prominent in
(ihul to Sec Tk?m.
The French aviator, Bregi, arrived
at Fez on Tuesday, having made a
successful uight from Casablanca,
carrying a passenger in his aeroplane.
The airmen and their machine wero
in excellent condition. The Arabs
exhibited wild enthusiasm when the
men alighted. M. Bregi was receiv
ed by tho sultan.