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MYDE PREFERS ROPE
Young Anderson Man, Confessed Slay.
er of Wife and Her Father, Pre.
pared to Meet His Fate.
Anderson, Jan. 8.-"That is the de
eision I expected. I have made peacE
with God, and am ready to go to the
gallows to pay the penalty any timE
the court decides upon. I have on13
one request, and that is that I be al
lowed to see my little three-year-1c
son that is now in an orphanage it
Columbia. I would like to see hin
once more before I die," were the
words uttered by Samuel N. Hyde,'thE
convicted wife murderer, and whc
also killed his aged father-in-law
when told today in his cell that the
State supreme court Saturday hand
ed down a decision refusing to grani
him a new trial.
Hyde was affected but little by the
news. His voice was clear and hE
spoke without a tremor, and not bui
"nce, and that when he was apeakinl
of his wife and little child, did hE
show any perturbation. In this lonE
instance tears came into his eyes, bu1
he quickly brushed them away. HE
then began telling again of his horri
ble crime, the foul murder of hii
young wife as she lay in bed, and o:
her father-in-law as lie grabbed hin
after Hyde had fired the fatal shots
at his wife.
"But one thing made me commi1
that crime," said Hyde today. "If the
'easleys, my wife's folks, had let mE
and my wife live together, and no
separated us, all would have been well
and my wife would now be living
They interfered; they took her awa3
from me, and I couldn't stand it.
joined the army, hoping that I couk
forget my wife, but every moment it
the eleven months I was away my wifE
was in my mind, except, possibly,
when I was sleeping. As a matter o:
fact, I dreamed about her mighty neal
all the time while I slept. I got m3
discharge and I came home, after ]
saw that I couldn't forget her ever
by staying away. Her mother and hei
.ister's husband said on the stand tha1
I mistreated my wife;. that we didn'1
live 4ogether happily. That was noi
so. I don't care to deny ti'uths tolc
about me. -My wife and I got alone
together well, and were happy unti:
her folks bothered us. They-had mort
influence over her than I'did, and thai
is why they were able to take het
away from me.
However, I have forgiven them foi
telling those untrue things about me
I have written three letters to hei
mother (Mrs. Beasley) and two to lit
tle Willie .Beasley, sister of my wife
whom I shot as she lay in bed witi
my wife. In those letters I told then
I was sorry that I had committed thai
hor.rible crime; that I had repente.
and made peace with -God, and that:]
wanted their forgiveness. I haven'
received any written reply from eithei
of them, but I hav'e received wor(
from them. The. sister says she har
forgivlen me, but Mrs. Beasley say<
she can't forgive me. I am might)
sorry about that."
Samuel Hyde's crime was possibl3
the most atrocious ever committed i1
Anderson county. He killed his young
cripple with rheumatism for two:
to be carried from place to place.
ter, until I tried Sloan's Liniment.
and now I always have a bottle ini
Cest P'ainLs. Scld by all dealers.
Sloau's book on Horses, Cattle, I
Is '>.2 L S. SLOAN
I wife as she lay in her bed at her
father's house, in the Orr Mill village,
on the night of July 18, and as he
was escaping from the room he shot
down and killed William V. Beasley,
his father-in-law, who tussled with
him as he passed through the door
of his wife's room. Hyde surrendered
that night to Sheriff King, and since
then has been in a cell at the county
jail. His case was called for trial at
the recent term of general sessions,
and when arraigned entered a plea of
guilty to first degree murder. Judge
Prince, the presiding judge, refused
to accept the plea, and appointed Leon
L. Rice, a yodng attorney of this city,
to defend him. On the day followi;g
his arraignment Hyde was placed on
trial. . The defence was insanity, it be
ing proved by the defence that there
existed a streak of insanity in Hyde's
family on his mother's and father's
sides. Hyde did not take the wit
ness stand, although he expressed
himself a day or two before that he
wanted to go on the stand and tell the
whole truth about the murders. His
attorney thought it best not to put
Hyde on the stand, and he acquiesced.
The jury retired and deliberated 30
minutes, when a verdict of murder in
the first degree was called. In this
case he was tried for the murder of
his wife. When asked by Judge Prince
if there was any reason why sentence
should not be passed upon him, Hyde
remarked that he had committed the
deed of which he was charged, and
that he was ready and willing to pay
the death penalty for it.
An Appeal Taken.
Mr. Rice made a motion for a new
trial, which was refused by Judge
Prince. An appeal was then taken to
the supreme court, and that tribunal
handed down a decision yesterday
affirming the judgment of the circuit
Immediately after sentence was
passed upon Hyde a local minister
called upon him in his cell and a
ffew days later, by consent of Judge
Prince, Hyde was taken to a local
church and baptized. In his cell this
afternoon he stated that he has been
devoting his time to reading and pray
ing in preparing for the other world,
and that he knows he has been forgiv-,
en, and that he is ready for the gal
lows. "If the court wishes I am ready
for him to sentence me to be hung to
morrow afternoon, or if it is necessary
for me to be hung on a Friday it will
be all right with me for the sheriff
to take me to the court house next
Friday morning and for the judge to
sentence me to hang that afternoon."
Hyde was askied if he preferred be
ing hung on the gallows to being elec
trocuted. He remarked that he was
glad that an electric chair was not us
ed in South Carolina, because he fears
electricity. "I have been burned once
or twice by electricity," he said, "and
for that reason I prefer the rope.
You know I was a street car man, and
it was while following that trade that
I came in contact with electricity."
Hyde prides himself upon the fact
Ithat he has at all times spoken openly
about his crimes, and that he has con
cedJed nothing, no matter how damag
ing it might have been for him to talk.
He compared his demeanor this af
ternoon with that of Henry Clay Beat
tie before and after he was tried, and
also with the d'emeanor of a man nam
ed Campbell, who is now under sus
y Sloan's Liniment for your rheu
m - don't rub - just lay it on
Ly. It goes straight to the sore
quickens the blood, limbers up
the muscles and joints and stops
Mrs. JULIA THOMIAS of Jackson,
Cal., writes: "I have used your Lini
mecr.t for rheumatism with much suc
MARTIN J. TUNIS, 169 16th Ave.,
Paterson, N. J., writes:-'' I was a
ears and I could not move at all; bad
I tried remedies and could not get bet
One bottle fixed me up in good shape
the house for my wife and children."
Neuralgia, Toothache, Lumbago and
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ogs and Poultry sent free. Address
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picion in Greenville for the murder
his wife recently.
In his confession made the day fo
lowing the double killing Hyde statE
that he went to the Gluck mill villag
three miles south of this city, for tI
purpose of getting a pistol out of tI
trunk of his roommate. Hyde recal
ed that fact this afternoon, and statE
that he wanted to see his roommate
ask his forgiveness for going in b
trunk without permission to get tl
pistol. "I have sent for the your
man two or three times, but he wi
not come to see me here. I belie
he is afraid that I will try to have hi
locked up, making him believe th
he had some connection with the mu
ders. At any rate he won't come
see me," said Hyde.
To be Resentenced.
For the murder of his wife, Samu
Hyde was sentenced by Judge Prin
to hang on October 20 last, and it
a coincidence that Judge Prince w
be the judge to resentence him. TI
court of general sessions conven
here tomorrow with Judge Prin
presiding, and it is probable th
Hyde will be resentenced before tl
week is over. It was stated here th
afternoon that the law gives a priso
er ten days before the death senten
can be passed upon him. Hyde, hoi
ever, has no intention of claiming th
time, for this afternoon he express
himself as wanting the sentence pas
ed and over with as speedily as pose
Hyde wants to be buried by the sic
of his wife in Silver Brook cemeter
but he says that his wife's peor
object to that, so he wants to be b
ried as near her grave as is possib:
"I want .to be buried near her for tt
reason," he said, "that when my sc
comes back to Anderson and goes
his mother's grave I want him to s
my grave at the same time. I dor
want to be buried 10, or 12 miles aw
from her. I am sorry Mrs. Beasl
objects to my being buried by the si
of my wife, iut since that is her wi
and since she paid for the cemete
lot I can do nothing but adhere
what she says in the matter."
Hyde, who is not quite 27 years
age and who has served two enlis
nen-ts in the army, looks well, L
confinement in jail having little or
effect upon him physically. He slee
'well, has a hearty appetite, and lh
fellow prisoners say that he is a
ways happy and cheerful.
BLOCK ON BROADWAY
GOES UP IN FLAM]J
Six Million Dollar Fire in Finanei
District-Six Killed and Many
New York, Jan. 9.-The immen
marble and granite home of the Eqi
table Life Assurance society, coverii
a whole block in lower Broadway,
historic landmark of New York's ea
ly period of skyscraper buildings, aj
one of the city's important financi
centres, was today destroyed by fl
with a loss of six lives and $6,000,0
in property. A dozen persons we
Valuable records, including the3 a
tobiography of' E. H. Karriman a:
two priceless libraries, which can n
be replaced, went up in flames, a:
the fate of hundreds of millions
dollars' worth of securities stored
safety deposit valuts was tonight
question, although it was believed th
fire-proof construction had say
Right in the heart of the financi
district, the fire ups.et the financi
machinery of Wall street, and buw
ness practically was suspend
throughout the day.
Great Business Centre.
The great structure, which, besid
containing the main offices of t
Equitable Life Assurance society, w
the home 'of the Mercantile Tru
company, the banking 'house
Kountze brothers, August Belmont
Co., the Harriman railroad lines, tl
Mercantinle Safe Deposit compan
the Lawyers' club and many of t'
city's most prominent law firn
stands tonight a shell of ice-coat
Besides involving heavy financi
loss and serious disturbance to t
business, the fire was spectacular.
The intense cold acted almost i
stantaneously upon the water pour
on the flames, and a thick ice coati:
speedily formed on the facades of to'
ering skyscrapers adjacent and up
pavements for blocks around.
Fire-Proof Building Safe.
The bulwark of modern fire-prc
structures near 'by, according to Fi
Commissioner Johnson tonight, w
invaluable as a protection to the e
tire financial district. As it was, t
damage, except 'by water, was confin
to the Equitable structure.
Of those who lost their lives thr
n:'n were 'killed by jumping from
s'ing of the roof of the structure,
Af They .were employees in the building.
List of Dead.
1- Battalion Chief William J. Walsh
d disappeared when a cave-in occurred
e, on the third floor. No trace of his
Le body has been found tonight.
ie Two other men, William Campion,
1- captain of the watchmen in the Mer
,d cantile Safe Deposit vaults, and Frank
to J. Neider, a special officer, whose
is ;,odies have not been found, complete
ie the list of dead so far as known.
g The death total, however, may not
11 be definitely fixed until the flames,
which were stil burning tonight, have
m been extinguished.
r- BALTIMORE GETS CONVENTION.
Democrats Will Meet in Maryland City
June 25-"Permissive Primary
2 Washington, Jan. 9.-The Democrat
ic national committee completed its
ie work here today with the selection of
s Baltimore as the convention city. June
e 25 was fixed as the date of the gath
at ering when candidates for president
ie and vice president will br selected.
is The Republican national convention is
to be held. in Chicago June 18. The
Ve Democratic committee issued a per
missive primary rule, and such States
i as have laws on the subject and de
sire to do so can select their repre
s- sentatives in the national convention
by direct vote.
Harmony marked today's sitting of
le the committee, which was given over
9' almost entirely to argumente of rep
le resentatives of the various cities bid
u- ding for the convention. William
* Jennings Bryan did not attend. He
s had not finished his speech at the
m Jackson day banquet until well after
to 3 o'clock this morning.
t FOR AGED PEOPLE.
Old Folks Should Be Careful in Their
' Selection of Regulative Medicine.
to We have a safe, dependable, and al
together ideal remedy that is particu
larly adapted to the requirements of
, aged people and persons of weak con
. stitutions who suffer from constipa
tion or other bowel disorders. We are
so certain that it will relieve these
Scomplaints and give absolute satis
1- faction in every ,particular* that we of
.fer it with our personal guarantee
that it shall cost the user nothing if it
fails to substantiate our claims. This
~s remedy is called Rexall Orderlies.
Rexall Orderlies are eaten just like
a! candy, are particularly prompt and
agreeable in action, may be taken at
any time, day or night; do not cause
diarrhoea, nausea, griping, excessive
slooseness, or other undesirable ef
i-1 fects. They have a very mild but
ig positive action u.pon the organs with
tnl which they come in contact, apparent
r- ly acting as a regulative tonic upon
id the relaxed muscular coat of the bow
al el, thus overcoming weakness, and
'e, aiding to rest 're the bowels to more
00 vigorous and .ealthy activity. Threet
re sizes, 10c., 25c., and 50c. Sold only at
our store-The Rexall Store. Gilder &
ot EXECUTOR'S NOTICE OF FINAL
of Notice is hereby given that on Man
in day, January 15, 1912, a+ 11 o'clock a.
in in., we will make a settlement of the
at estate of the late Mrs. M. A. E. Werts,
ed in office of Probate Judge at Newberry,
S. C. All and singular the creditors
al are hereby notified to present their
al claims duly attested to Clarence F.
i-Werts, executor, and all parties in-I
adebted are required to make payment
to the undersigned on or before said
sSusan M. Werts, Executrix.
ae Clarence F. Werts, Executor.
st Of Mrs. M. A. E. Werts, Deceased.
I il Pension Notice.
iIwl be in the auditor's office each
'Saturday in January to prepare pen
s, W. G. Peterson,
al Has Millions of Friends.
igHow would you li:e to number your
friends by milions as Bucklen's Arnica
Salve does? Its astounding cures in the
npast forty years made them. Its the
a best salve in the world for sores, ul-!
ASSESSM'JENT OF PERSONAL PROP
ERTY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1912.I
I, or an authorized agent, will be
oat the following places named below~
refor the purpose of taking returns ofI
r personal property for fiscal year 1912:
Newberry, January 1 to 9, inclusive.!
KCinard, Wednesday, January 10. I
January 11 and 12.
ee Jolly Street, Monday, January 15.
a Pomaria, Tuesday, January 16.
to Wa!+on, Wedresday, January 17.
is O.vyeenhvi1a. rToursel-av. .Tiarv 1R.
noCaoe g or
MEFCCRYin A.dY TOh la
Read tle Labeals. The pu
was des.ned for the protec
protects those who read label
The law prevents false clai
in the advertising. The law
tRae edicire contains alcoho
re ad the
abThe w sci's a bot:tl of sM. h dru
L',css re>: ).3 y :p''ysician', Vac.]
ucecanel:d. can:.Sis m~,chk -raI,
makes the LABEL tell if any of them
The advertising does nor have to. Th
Read the Label The next time
impure, impoverished or acid blood, ask y
label on a bottle of MILAM. This prepar
any other preparation of being in its class,
antee of benefit. Look for ALCOHOL
forming ingredients. Any prcparation cat
advertising: NONE CAN on t:eir labels.
READ THE I
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I T WAS NECESSARY
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city. The journey woi
*with several important en
He used the Long Dist
had a satisfactory talk with
was able to keep all his enge
The Long Distance Be:
* the efficiency of business mei
needs. It- can serve you ia
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Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin 3
troubles are caused by mnyriads of ren
germs at work in the skin. Unless nex
these germs are promptly destroyed tho
they rapidly multiply, gnawing .their sta
way deep into the~ sensitive tissue. cat
This is what causes that awful itch, 3
and what seemed *a mere rash wil
may grow w2rse aid develop into a vot
loathsome and torturing skin disease bot
IDont taerany chances! Destroy the kin
germs at the beginning of the trouble in
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A 25c bottle will prove this to you. wil
Gilder & Weeks, Drui
Maybinton, Friday, January 19. be
Prosperity, Moniday and Tuesday, wh
anuary 22 and 23. tat
Little Mountain, Wednesday, Janu- not
ary 24. for
O'Neall, Thursday, January 25.
St. Lukes, Friday, January 26. it
Longshores, Monday, January 29. me
Silverstreet, Tuesday, January 30. suc
Chappells, Wvednesday, January 31. Cu'
And at Newberry until February 20,er
fter which date a penalty of 50 per 1
ent. will be added against all persons,th
rms or corporations failing to make the
heir returns. bla
The law requires a tax to be charg
d on all moneys, notes and mnort
gages, also an income tax on gross in
omes in excess of $2,500.
There shall be a ca.pitation tax of
fity cents, on all dogs, the proceeds
o be expended for school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall NO
fO be considered as property in any
of the couri.s of this State. '
All male persons between the ages Ju<
f z1 ard 60 years are liable to pay on
poll tax, except Confederate soldiers, for
or those persons incapa.ble of earning of
support from being maimed or Ho
from any other cause.
re food and drug law
tion of all, but it only
ms-on the labels-not
makes the label tell if
1. Not so in the adver
s as are considered dangerous
as opiur morphine, cocaine,
rsenic, strychnine, etc., and
are contained in the medicine.
erefore when buying medicine
you are inclined to buy a tonic or
any of the- ills that come from.
)ur druggist to let you read the
ation has no rival. If you suspect
Read the Label. Look for a guar=
and other dangerous and habit
s claim what we claim in their
for the Attorney to
h a client in adistant
ild seriously interfere
gagements made for
ance Bell Telephone,
his distant client and
gements at home.
L Telephone increases
1 who adapt it to their
ith equal satisfaction
re have had experience with many
iedies for skin trouble but have
er seen such remarkable cures as
se from D. D. D. Prescription. In
at relief from the very first appli
e are so confident that D. D. D.
reach your case that it will cost
nothing if the very first full size
te fails to make g'ood every claimr.,
you have skin trouble of any
l we certainly advise you to drop
iid investigate the merits of D. D).
anyway. We kzdow that D). . D)
gists, Newberry, S. C.
assessed this year, but all personiS
have bought or sold any real es
since last return ar'e required to
e such transfers on their return
11 property must be assesed"itY
true value," which is construdd to
n "the sum of money for whicb
h propertY, under ordinary cir'
stances, would sell for cash."
'lease do not ask that your prop
be taken from the auditor's. du
ate the same as last return, for
law requires that all property
st be listed on regular tax return
ns and signed and sworn to by
son listing same.
Tame of township and school dis
:t must be givien on every return.
EUG. S. WERTS,
Auditor Newberry County.
Tewberry, S. C.
TICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIN
AL SET TLEMEN~T.
le undersigned will apply te the
Ige of Probate for Newberry county
Monday, Jan~uary 15, 1912, at no'n",
letters dismiesOry as admnintra .r
he personal estate of Owen McPas
R&Brt Ecetgr1a EKlims,