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NOTED WRITER SHOT
BY INSANE MUSICIAN
DATID GRAHAM PHILLIPS PER
HAPS FATALLY IVOUDED.
Would-be Assassin Then Kills Him.
self-Fires Six Bullets into
New York, Jan. 23.-David Grahami
Phillips, aged 42, editor, publisher and
novelist, was shot six times today as
he approached the Princeton club, by
Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough, aged
31, a Harvard man, who immedia.ely
afterwards committed suicide.
Tonight Phillips is at Bellevue hos
pital in an extremely critical condi
tion, but as relatives hopefully ex
press it, has "a chance for life." The
-body o Goldsborough, whose career at
Harvard was brief, lies in the morgue.
Apparently insane, he had a fancied
grudge against the author and soubht
"There You go," snapped the assas
sin, as he opened fire, and, "Here I
go," he echoed, as he sent a bullet into
his own brain. He used a 10-shot, 32
calibre automatic pistol and all six
shots aimed at Phillips took effect.
Two Serious Wounds.
One of them perforated the abdo
men, another pierced the right lung
and came out at the back; a third
ishattered the left wrist and a fourth
irilled the right thigh. Two of them
dropped from the wounded man's
elothing as he was being undressed at
The most dangerous wound is
thought to be that through the lungs.
It is said sepiticemia or pneumonia is
ihe secondary effect most feared. The
robust constitution of the patient bore
him through the loss of blood and
shock surprisingly well, and his first
request to his physicians was that no
alarming reports be given out.
Thinks of His Nother.
"My mother," he said, "is an old
lady, and the shock might kill her. I
am young and strong; I may get well.
Make the best of it and I'll try to bear
The six shots broke the quiet of
one of .the most aristocratic neighbor
bo0ods of old-fashioned New York. The
Princeton club, formerly the homne of
the late Stanford White, fronts on
Grammiercy .park. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon, Phillips, who lived nearby
at the National Arts club, was saunter
ing through the 'bright sunshine for an
h'our with his friend. A policeman
stood not 100 yards away. Two ped
estrains had just passed the club as
Phillips was seen approaching it.
Nothing to Rouse Suspicion.
Nobody saw anything to attract at
tention in the wel.l dressed Goldsbor
Sough, who was walking in the op
posite direction from Phillips. There
was no argument as they met, no quar
rel, no opportunity for self-defense.
The s'hiny barrel of the pistol glinted
in the sunshine, a thin 'blaze of powder
.spat from the muzzle and the patter
of, the shots punctuated' the air with
Phillips staggered, but did not fall.
He lurchied against the iron railing
that surrounds the club house yard
with one hand to his body and the
F other grasping for support. Satisfied
that he 'had been successful, the as
& sassin fired the seventh shot int:o his
own brain and toppled over 'before
anybody could reach him. For hours
his body lay in the bright sunshine
- with only a sheet to cover it.
Rush to Fatal Scene.
The policeman and the two by
standers came upon the run. At the
same moment three members of the
club-Newton James, Frank Davis and
Frederick Evans-rushed down the
steps and carried Phillps ito the
"Graham, what ihTppened ?" asked
Phi llips was conscious and suffering
"lie shot mne in the bowels." he an
~ered. "Don't bother with him. For
Gd's sake get a doctor."
It was some time before an ambu
lance arrived and in the meantime the
club members were trying to identify
the dead man.
Had Two Mam:seripts.
In the pockets were cards bearing
his name and the address 1331 K
Street, Washington, D. C. He carried
$24.70 in cash, a membership card in
the American Federation of Mu sicians
sand two manuscripts of short stories,
one entitled "The Conquest of the Cli
mate," and the other "For Conscience
hWilliam F. McCoombs, secretary of
the Princeton club, recognized the
man for Fitzhugh Goldsborough, mnem
ber of an old and respected Ma.ryl and
family, he said. Mr. McCoombs said
Goldsborough had entered H-]arvard
with the class of 1901, but left at the
end of his freshman year.
After the arrival of the coro.aer the
J.body was taken to a police station
- where it wa further identifiad by
Algernon Lee. secretary of the Rand
School of Social Science, where Golds
borough lived. Lee said that Golds
borough came to New York last No
veniber and took rooms at the school.
He was not a.student and mingled lit
tle with the life of the institution.
Harrison W. Phillips, David Gra
ham's younger brother, said that
Goldsborough had be-n bothering
David with letters and telephone calls
to the Princton club for a month or
six weeks, but that his brother had
never been able to learn what the
man's grievance was. He thought per
haps they had met at some socialistic
gathering and that Goldsborough had
insisted Phillips ought to "do some
thing for the cause."
Had Asked Appointments.
Mrs. Caroline F. Evert, Phillip's sis
ter, who lived with him at the Nation
al Arts club, thought her brother, Har
rison, must be mistaken. She doubted
if David had ever met the man, al
thought she, too, said he had been
bothered with notes and telephone
calls demanding appointments in dark
and out-of-the-way corners.
I David Graham Phillips was born in
Madison, Ind., on October 31, 1867, and
graduated first at De Pauw univer
sity and later from Princeton with the
class of '87. His first literary work
was done as a reporter for the New
York Sun, which he left to become an
editorial writer for the New York
World. While still with the World, he
published in 1901 his first novel, "The
Great God Success." It brought him
royalties, and he resigned from news
paper work to devote himself to fiction
and the magazines. For a time he
wrote many editorials for the Satur
day Evening Post, as well as signed
special articles. He is unmarried.
Author's Wounds Prove Fatal.
New York, Jan. 24.-David Graham
Phill'ps has lost his brave fight for
life. He died in Bellevue hospital late
tonight, a victim of Fitzhugh C. Golds
I borough, and eccentric and emotional
mus,cian, who, although of refined
tas- and artistocratic Southern stock,
shot the r-elist dow-n yesterday for a
fan.cied grudge, then killed himself.
Phillips fought valiantly to live, but
s,ix bullet holes were too much even
for his grit and sturdy constitution,
and, as 11 o'clock came and passed, he
He was conscious up to within a
uarter of an hour of 'his death. At
the bedside were his sister, Caroline
Feer-vert; his brother, Harrison W.
Phillips; his personal physician, Dr.
Eu gene Fuller, and Dr. Donovan, 'of
Belevue. The immediate cause of
death was hemorrhage of the right
lung. which had been pierced by one
steel clad bullet from Goldsborough's
Up to 9 o'clock the novelist was rest
ing quietly and both physicians and re
latives were hopeful of the outcome.
-e had 'been conscious all day and had
received visitors. among them his sis
'te, 'his brother, United States Senator
Beveridge, of Indiana, and several
writers of note. Their visits were ex-'
tremely brief, 'but all who came away
ppeared optimistic. About 9 o'clock
the patient took a turn for the worse
and, although the surgeons did every
thing in their power, the end was in
evitabl'ei. The physicians concerned
[et directly after death and decided
to request the coroner to dispense
with an autopsy. It is believed that
this request will be granted, although
an autopsy is the usual thing in alil
Harrison Phillips announced that
Senator Beveridge will have charge of
the funeral arrangements. The sena
tor returned to Washington this af
ternoon, but will probably come back
un the morning.
The body of Goldsborough is still at
n undertaking establishment. It was
said that relatives had arrived from
Washington during the day to arrange
for taking him back. but the plans
were not known tonizht.
Goldsborough's mosive for his deed
is as much as cever a mystery, but it is
generally thought that he took excep
tion to something in one of Mr. Phil
In a dia.ry Goldsborough Iritterly re
sents what he styles Phillips's ungal
lant picture of the American woman,'
as drawn in some of his writings. If
these pages prove to be genuine, it
would seem that the young musician
resented not what he considered an
attack on 'his family, but rather sought
to vindicate American women as a!
whole. At 'any rate, the obsession?
grew until 'he shot the man he hated
and sacrificed his own life.
3leeting of County Farmers' Union.
The regular monthly meeting of the
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the first Saturday (4th) in February,
911. Subject for discussion: Farm
Management, to be opened by Dr. W.
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faction With Method of Support
One of the most important measures
before the general assembly at this
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"Section 1. That section 1319 of the
oCde of Laws of South Carolina of
1902, Volume 1, be, and the same is
hereby, amended by striking out after
the w'ords 'be paid to the treasurer of
the State' the word's 'subject to the
order of the board of trustees of the
Clemson Agricultural college of South
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peforming the duties now by this
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the said college, for its erection and
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inspection of fertilizers and experi
mentation as to their use providcd for
by law;' so that the said section when
so amended shall road as follows:
Section 1319. All the privilege tax
ona fertilizers, heretofore required to
be paid to the commisioner of agri
culture, shall in the future be paid to
the treasurer of the State, to go into
the. general fund, to reimburse the
State for all expenses in connection
with the inspection of fertilizers and
experimentation as to their use pro
vided by law.
"Sec. 2. That section 1536 of the
Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1902,
Volume 1, be, and the same is hereby,
amendled by striking Gut at thie end
therecof, after the words 'the treasurer
shall hold the amount of the said in
spection tax, and all forfeitures col
lected and paid in as aforesaid,' the
words 'subject to the order of the
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