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WOANTELLS OF ]KILLING.
Mrs. Hayes Claims Floyd Made Im.
proper Proposals-Slayer Young
Medical Student Testifies.
Conway, Feb. 6.-That Robert M
Floyd came to the door of her home
which 'was locked; that she opened
it; that they shook hands, and tha
he made inquiry of an ailment, whie
he had come to treat; that he theT
made an insulting proposal to her
which she resented, and tha he thei
laid hands on her and attempted tC
take advantage of her, is the reaso:
assigned by Mrs. N. M. Hayes befor4
the coroner's jury today for having
killed him the night before, a fe,
hours after his arrival in Tabor fron
Charleston. That Mrs. Hayes acte
coolly and deliberately and fully in
tended to kill Floyd is borne ofit b3
the further statement in her testi
mony: "We tusselled toward the head
of the bed, when I ran my hand un
der the pillow, got an automatic re
volvier, and holding. it close to hik
breast, I shot him seven tidnes. I wai
running backwards toward the door
and he holding me; we fell out of thE
door together, when I went back and
got another pistol and shot him twicQ
Nine Shots Took Effect.
The nine shots took effect, punctur
ng his body from the waist line tc
"I had always considered him a
gentleman when he had been to our
bous'e several times before," was the
estimate put on the deceased by his
slayer, and this was about all that
developed from the inquest.
Mrs. Hayes was the only person put
on the stand, and she related (her
story calmly and distinctly, her hus
band standing near by. He did not
evidence the least concern, neither
did she, other than -to tell her story.
In the public mind there are still
questions as to the circumstances sur
trounding the horrible and of the
young man, whom everybody consid
ered, as did Mrs. Hayes, "a perfect
gentleman." Reports from the soene
of the killing change somewhat the
circumstances under which Mr. Floyd
went into the Hayes ]rome Saturday
Letter From Mrs. Hayes.
A letter was found in Floyd's pock
ets from Mrs. Hayes, written to him
in .Charleston a few days before his
arrival in Tabor. The letter was the
essence of frien'd'liness and was a re
quiest -to Mr. Floyd, who had some
reputation as a "cancer doctor," tc
come to Tab-or at his first opportu
nity to .treat some moles on 'her face,
thiat those he had treated on Mr.
Hayes were well and that "they'
*would .pay al-l his expeznses and ar
n- extra compensation for his services
The bearer of .this letter, Mr. Floyd
walked into"Hayes's barbor shop, neal
nightfall, greeted him in friendll
manner and told him of Mrs. Hayles's
letter, and that he was at their ser
vices. Hayes, i.t is said, told 'him t<
go on up to the house and be getting
ready, that 'he would 'be along in
few minutes, in: the me~antime insist
Sing on Floyd's eating supper an<
spending athe night From that poin
nothing is known other than the stor:
told .by Mrs. Hayes.
Floyd h'as visited in the Hayc
borne several times before. He wa
shot irf the Hayes home Saturda:
night before he had removed eithe
his hat or overcoat, and he had gorn
ther,e to spend the night,
Why the home was so well provide
with firearms, and they handy ani
'why a young woman should be suc!
an adept in the, use of an automati,
retvolver, are matters about which thi
whole county, and especially thie towj
of Loris, 'the old home of Mr. and Mrs
Hayes, and Tabor, their new home ar<
talking. Why should Robert M. Floyd
-universally 'liked and considered abov<
reproach, offer an insult to the wif<
of a friend in her home, is anothe:
Were Old Sweethearts, 'Tis Said.
Floyd and Mrs. Hayes, who befort
ber mar.riage was Miss Rosa Harrel
son, were sweethearts, according t(
statements since the killing. Floyc
and Hayes were rivals, both proposec
to her and she accepted Hayes ar(
also reports which . have been cur
rent ~since the killing. The iues
developed into merely an inairy'. a
to how Floyd came to his death, bho
a preliminary investigation it if
learned will be held tomorrow. The
woman has been put under arrest aun
is now in her home in Tabor. in the
custody of officers pending a furthe:
in'vesttgationl. The sheriff of Columi
'bus county, it is stated, is on th(
scene and will probe thoroughly inlt(
the unfortunate occurrence, so tragic
so mysterious that nothing else i:
talked of hereabouts, nor will be unti
unexplained circumstances surround
ing the killing are accounted for.
Three Lodged in Jail.
The News and Courier correspond
ent learned by -wire from Tabor lat
this evening that Mr. and MIrs. Haye
and Lloyd Hayes, a brother of th
husband, had been aT'rcsted r.nd se
to the Wit eville jail. The messag
CHAS. A. SELLON AND THE DANC
stated further that the preliminary
set for tomorrow had been postponed.
Public sentimient in that community,
it is stated, is stNngly in favor of
Floyd. Just what connection with
the affair Lloyd Hayes has could nol
be ascertained on receipt of the abovE
Whiteville, N. C., Feb. 8.-Vague
and indefinite rumors continue to be
circulated here as to what the State
will attempt to show as a motive for
the shaoting to death Saturday evet
ing at Mount Tabor of Robert M.
Floyd, a medical student of South
Carolina, by Mrs. N. M. Hayes, who
claims that she acted in defense of
Mrs. Hayes is in jail awaiting a pre
liminary hearing on the charge of
murder and her husband and his
brother, Lloyd Hayes, 14 years old,
are also in jail charged with being ac
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