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OF HASTY'S All
MR. ABBOTT DAVISON DIED FROM HI
Good People Deplore Tragedy Whieh Re
sulted in Death of the Two Theatrical
Gaffney, December 16.-Mr
Abbot Davison, who was shot yes
4erday morning by George Hasty
who at the same time killed Mi
Milan Bennett, died at 6:25 o'cloc
This evering. The end came whil
he was surrounded by friends an
fellow members of the orders t
which he belonged.
The coroner's jury are now view
,ng his body but will adjourn unti
-omorrow,'wh-n the testimony wil
be taken. The local lodges o
Knights of Pythias and Mason
have ordered floral designs and wil
send an est-ort North with the body
During the day, while Mr. Davi
son lay dying, the physicians an<
the faithful women of his compan,
have done all in their power fo
kim, giving him every. attentior
The town has been ready to d<
anything possible,for him to relievi
'his suffering. Those who have re
-mained over with him have express
ed themselves as feeling that the
were.among the best people in th,
They, have beeii more than pleas
id by the expressiords from the citi
zens and the proffers of assistance
The Masons and sKnights of Py
thias-have been most attentive, Mr
DWson belonging to both. Gafte
han never had inything to occur i
ser history that has been regrette<
more than this. .The people realiz
tMat this puts. a stain on the town
The members of this compan:
idslwrthmsievs o be ladie:
(degenitlemen and have every ap
iarance of being considerabl:
above the average show people tha
visit this stown. Mr. Walsh; th<
m2nager, is a polished gentleman
while the comedian, has mad<
*iends by the score, even since h<
bas'been flat of his back struggling
to keep the faint spark oi life it
-his body. Mr. Bennett, the young
man shot dead, was not' a "shov
man" as they are called, but a musi
eian who had gone out with th
wompany because of his friends con
nected Wvith it and in order to set
the country. He was to those wh<
knew him one of the best fellows
alive. This they said of him befor<
he was killed. He was a favorite be
cause of his loving and kind dis
The company had been disband
ed and' some of the members haye
already departed -for theii homes
Mr. Walsh, the director, Miss Bish
op, Miss Sheridan, Mr. Peck and
Mr. Taylor are still here.
The "Xothing But Money" conm
pany is as follows:
Mr. Abbott Davison, whose home
was in New York, where he wa:
well known as a comedian. H-e wvas
formerly with the team of Davisor
and Talbert, the junior member be
ing the noted Californian tenor.
MIilan Bennett was a resident 0:
Mauldin. Mass., a suburb of Bos
e ton, and was well known as a com
p&ser in theatrical world, especially
in Bostou. Hie had composed sev
eral well known operas, among
them. "The Gibson Girl," whici
had a run in Boston and New York
Frank G. Bennett, no relation tc
the murdered man, is from Rhod<
Island. Last season he was witi
Viola Allen as the .leading singing
Tohn F. Peck is from Herkimer
N. Y. He has been 14 years Wit
'Gus Carney was born in Irelan<
makes his home in New York.
s Miss May Bishop of New Yor
was forniterly with Billy B. Van i
"The Errand Boy."
Miss Elizabeth Beeb, Miss Vern
Sheridan and the Helton sisters ar
all from New York.
Mr. Austin.Walsh, manager an
part owner with Mr. Davison in th
company, is a New York man, pla
ing until recently in the Unio
Square theatre, here he had a
< original act. He will probably rc
e turn there.
Robert lTayloi, .advance man c
the show, who returned to the cit
today, was formerly manager c
the Record Stock company.
GEORGE HASTY'S STORY.
f When seen this afternoon in th
s county jail George Hasty, charge
with the' murder ~of Mr. Bennet
stated that he shot in self-defens<
that neither of the men would tak
any explanation and both advance
on him, one with a knife and th
other with something in his han
r but he did not know what. He say
that even after he shot he tried t
jerk loose from them. He say
that the ladies who testified knei
nothing of the affair, that he did nc
invite Mr. Bennett out but that h
was followed out by both of then
who carne4almost in a run. He say
that he regretted the occurrenc
very much but if he had it to d
over again. he would do as he di
He did not dare to talk much.
MR. BENNETT'S REMAINS.
The physicians last night held a
autopsy in the case of-Mr. Mila
Bennett., Examination disclose
the fact that the ball eniteredju
left of the left p~ipple, range
through the left lung, left and-ii
Sentricle of the heart, .through.
part of the right.hing and into tlh
windpipe. It was a dead shot ani
t had the appearance.of haying bee
shot, as some testified, under th
-arnm as the dead man ran .betwee:
the other two. The body of Mr
Bennett was carried to his home i:
Mauldin, Mass., accompanied b:
Mr.~ Frank G. Bennett.
rHis Forgetfulness Remembered.
- Everybody's Magazine.
A traveler entered the dining roor
of a leading hotel in Colorado Spring
one Saturday, and after he was serv
Sed with.soup he'drew a $2 bill fror
his pocket and showed it to the waite:
h"Jim, I shall be here until nex
Wednesday night and then this wil
-"All right, sir, I'll take the best c
care of you,'sure," replied .the waiter
And he did serve the traveler ex
cellently. It happened .that on Wed
nesday morning the traveler was has
tily summoned to& Denver a.nd it wa
-six weeks before he returned to th'
Colorado Springs hotel. Presentl
[his former waiter, whom he had for
gotten alorng with the incident, cam
up to him and said:
-"Say, boss, plase play that $2 tric
on your new waiter, for he's d
meaes' man what's in de whol
All persons having claims agains
the esta-te of James W. Derrick, de
ceased, will present the same duly at
tested, to my attorneys, Messrs
Huft, Hunt and Hunter, on or be
- fore the 15t-h of January, 1906.
- I Ella M. Derrick,
Administratrix of the estate of Jas
W. Derrick, deceased.,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding claims agains
the estate of Matilda Beacham, de
ceased, must present the same, dul:
attested, to the undersigned executor
on or before the first day of January
1196. And all persons indebted t
said esta-re will make peyment by sait
J. 0. Moore,
W. T. -Gibson,
as now, an
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Se The Fair od S
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to. overflowin-g. Suitable,
presents for one .And all, C
.ow, rich and poor. We
effort to .please you and sh
nyou. Here are some of th
bring you to our store in a
8 pieces Silk Mohair, actual value $1.25, our pr
e 2 pieces Taffeta Silk, actual value $1.25, our pr
4 pieces Black Silk Warp Henrietta, actual valu
-2 pieces Black henrietta, actual value 75c., our
y 8 pieces Broadcloth, actual va
89 cents per yard.
- 10 pieces Dress Goods, all shade
price only 24 cents per yard.
1500 pieces Checked Homespun,
aprice 5cents per yard.
s 2500 pieces Amoskeag Apron Ch
price 5 cents per yard.
500 Umbrellas, 1200 pairs of Gkc
Hats, 300 Men's and Boys' Overcos
15 doz. Men's Pants just receive(
f our price only $1.39 a pair.
1,000 BargainS in Our Lat
Department: Bowls and P1
and upwards. Water Glassi
IPitchers, Butter Dishes, Pic
and Saucers, and many oti
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if you buy your Chris
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rtunities for saving.
-e never so bright
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you were never
.is as now.
ash Penny Special Bargain jDay or Sale"
e to wait for any partic
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very day in the year
i Buy-THAT'S YOUR BARGAIN DAY
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have made. a speciaL
all be delighted to serf
a specials whichshouJd~
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ice only 91 cents peri'yarL
e $1.00 our price only 79 cents per yari
price only .47 cents per yard.
Lue $1.25,. our price only
s, actual valuel50c., our
actual value 6 3-4c., our -
cks, actual value 7c., our
es, 500 Men's and Boys'
ts will be sold regardless of
Ifrom. factory,jWorth $2.25,
,cer 93c, ams oc
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ke Dishes, Plates, Cups
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