Newspaper Page Text
conn OFFICIALS DIE
BY ASSASSINS' BULLETS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1).
Judge Massie collapsed upon the;
- <? ?,^j !
bench. Anotner roar oi suuis cum,
Prosecutor Foster "was on the floor in j
a heap. Sheriff Webb was springing
forward for his prisoner when the lead
Back to the Hills.
Then holding the panic-stricken ju"*
1 -1 ^ !
toi"s anct on-iooKerb ?il uct*, anuuugu
that probably was not necessary, the
assassins slowly backed out of the!
court house and across the green to
their troop of ponies. In a second
they were galloping like mad men
through the aroused village and off j
to the hills.
?- * x _ n
Town Xflrown idiu ramc.
The quiet of Hillsville- had never
been disturbed by such a roar of firing,
and three hundred men, women
and children, rushed to the court:
(house. Webb and Foster were stone j
dead. Judge Massie died in less than I
"When a semblance of order came |
out of the chaos that followed, somej
horsemen hurried down into Beaver-:
dam valley to spread the news and get |
help. More intropid men rod off to-1
ward Betty Baker, where there is a
railroad station ana a ieiegrapu ?nc. j
Word of the tragedy was slow in get- i
ting to points from which help could
be asked, but the machinery of the
law once started, worked quickly.
Preparations for Pursuit.
Governor Mann ordered the State
~ "1 "~ "D/snrtAlra <5 n/1
companies 01 minuet <ti> iiuawunt ?uu
Lynchburg ready to go to Hillsville,
if their aid should be necessary. Police
detectives, and volunteers from
nearby places took all possible means
of transportation to get to Hillsville. I
Late today Governor Mann tele-1
graphed to Judge W4 R. Staples, of
the Roanoke Corporation court, to go
to Hillsville and take charge of judical
proceedings there. Attorney General
Williams, of the State of Virginia,
has also been ordered to Hillsville. He
and Judge Staples will meet at Pulaski i
tomorrow and proceed together.
The town is awkwardly situated for
such an emergency as this. It is the
county seat of Carroll county, and lies
in the Beaver Dam Valley, four miles
from the top of the Blue Ridge moun- j
tains across the valley, and ? strip of
indigo along the sky on a clear day
shows the Alleghaneys. The country
is rough, the roads are bad and at this
time of year with spring thaws, near- i
ly impassable. Illicit" stills are said to j
Floyd Allen lived on one side of the
town and has two brothers on the other.
All the men of the family have j
been known as bad characters and i
were feared by many in the county, j
The deputy sheriff, who would serve j
? r\r\ rf-\f I
a warrant or a. sumiuuns uu v*
them was accounted a brave man.
Judge Massie Prominent.
Judge Massi-e was one of the most
prominent jurists of the State. He was
appointed to the bench by Governor
Swanson, in 1908, was 48 years old
and is survived by a wife, twro sons
and a daughter. Judge Massie had
been considered recently for promotion
to the State supreme bench.
Commonwealth's Attorney Foster
had held his office for eight years. He
was 40 years of age and known as a
fearless prosecutor. He was a Repub- J
lican leader in the county. Sheriff!
"Webb had been a deputy for fifteen or
twenty years being elected sheriff
At 10 o'clock tonight the detectives
from Roanoke had not arrived and
everything was quiet.
Others Badly Wounded.
The three jurors, Fowler, Fad diss
and Kane, were seriously wounded,
and A. T. Howlett, Brue Marshall and
Stuart Woorrell, by-standers, were
more or less seriously injured. Floyd
Allen, the prisoner at the bar, was!
shot several times, probably not fatal- J
ly. Sidney Allen, his brother, who!
killed Judge Massie, was wounded, j
but left town with his friends.
Sheriff Webb's deputy, with county
people, is guarding Floyd Allen. It is
reported that friends of Allen will attempt
to rescue him tonight.
The final obstacle to getting news
of the tragedy to the outside world
prosented itself tonight when Miss
Ella Wilcox, the telephone operator,
collapsed from the day's nervous ex
citement and closed up the office. Mud- j
dv roads over steel grades, with few ;
vehicles, will be Hillsville only con-,
nection with the world until tomorrow
A Fearless Jurist.
"Rather than indicate a fear of law
breakers by sitting on the bench with
a weapon in my pocket, I prefer to be
killed in the administration of jus)
lice, uiau^ "J ;
Judge Massie only last night to a
for his own protection against the
lawless element he had determined to
bring to justice.
Commonwealth's Attorney Foster
said this morning, just before he went
that it wrrvilld I
JLillO LUC tuuit i WUJ, i"?? ??? ,
probably be his last day on earth. It
was expected that trouble would follow
the rendering of a verdict if the
jury should convict. When Floyd Allen
fired, as sentence was pronounced,!
Sheriff Webb quickly returned it, and
it is believed that a bullet from his
revolver struck Allen.
Won't Send Troops.
Richmond, Va., March 14.?After a)
conference with Adjt. Gen. Sale, Gov-!
ernor Mann tonight announced thatj
troops would not be sent to Hillsville, I
although companies at Roanoke and j
Lynchburg were ordered to hold themselves
in readiness to proceed to the
TrrViAiaooU ^mirf murder
Ui- lilt/ YY JULvvu* V ? ?
if conditions should demand. Capt. F.
W. I>evant, of Company F, 2d Virginia
regiment, was ordered by the adjutant
general to leave on an early train tomorrow
for Hillsville, with two men,
20 rifles and ample ammunition. The
governor was informed tonight that
15 detectives sent from Roanoke had
reached Hills ville, although he was
not advised of any important developments
at that point.
Juror Fowler Dies of Wounds.
Hillsville, Va., March 16.?The ma- i
chinery of the law adjusted itself in j
Carroll county today, when a special
grand jury, summoned yesterday by
Judge Staples, returned indictments of j
murder against eight members of the !
Allen outlaw band, who shot and killed
the judge, prosecuting attorney,!
0 -nritnesff jn Hills-'
Silt;i in. auu i* ? ??
ville court room on Thursday. One
more victim was added to the list, j
when Juror Augustus Fowler died:
this afternoon. This brings the total
number of dead up to five.
i>ficA?or? tn Knanokp Jail.
Cheerful and apparently recovered1
from his wounds, Floyd Allen, directly
charged with the murder of Judge
Thornton L. Massie went tonight under
heavy guard, to Roanoke, where
he will be placed in jail for safe-keeping.
His son,'Victor, and Byrd Marion,
jointly indicted, went with him
to the Roanoke jail. The prisoner,
whose sentence for a minor crime led
to the wholesale murder of court of- ,
ficials, did not seem to be worried orj
alarmed over the situation. He re- j
clined in a hack, which was driven
across heavy mountain roads to Galax, \
where the party boarded a special i
train. The other prisoners remained
in the Carroll county jail, a heavy
guard standing by during the night, i
Allen's Wife Still Alive.
Completely without result was the |
raid made this afternoon on the home
of Sidna Allen, the erroneous report of i
whose capture was sent yesterday to'
Governor Mann by his chief of detec
tiv-es and the attorney general. His
wife was not killed. Detectives and
constables and Roanoke militiamen
visited the Allen home on the mounttainside,
but found neither tfc.e owner
nor members of his family on the
premises. Not much information was
gained from the caretakers.
Conflicting reports come from the
mountains as to the route taken by the
outlaws when they raced away from
KILLED BY >EGRO.
William Rhett Bryson Slain >"ear
Mountville?Searching for Wesley
Laurens, March 17.?William Rhett
Bryson, a well known farmer, who lived
near Mountville in Laurens county,
was shot and killed yesterday after nrfwn
simnnsuo/Hv hv a npffro. WesleV I
AAWX.I, J ? ""O /
Hill. Police and county officers are
searching for Hill but as yet have not
located the negro.
Mr. Bryson had warned H :11 to stay |
away from his plantation. Yesterday
afternoon about 2 o'clock the negro
was seen to leave his wagon ar.d go to
a cabin on Mr. Bryson's place. After)
leaving the house, Mr. Bryscn, who j
was in the field nearby overseeing!
some work, intercepted tne negro ana
followed liim some distance. Shortly
afterward four shots were heard.
Three hours later some r.egro children
found the body of ]V'r. Bryson
and reported the matter. Two bullets
had penertated the body. He was about
30 years of age and was married.
Sheriff Owings returned this afternoon
from the scene of the crime.
, The sheriff, with a posse, w as engaged
tjirnnchnut tho niehf in searching: for
j Wesley Hill. Xo trace of the fugitive
i was secured. An officer and several
citizens went to Newberry this afternoon
to continue the search.
The police of Xewberry and other
towns have been notified o:: the crime
i and requested to keep a ?;harp look!
OUt 1UI ?* JLJL1XJ..
the vicinity of Mountville and Cross j
Hill, but it is believed the negro has;
left the county.
Mr. Bryson was a well known farmer
and has a large connection in this
WILEY QUITS PLACE
TO GET FREER HAND
The Guardian of American Stomach
Retires From Department of Agriculture.
Washington, March 15.?Dr. Har-'
! vey W. Wiley left the laboratories of
; the bureau of chemistry tonight? |
! where for nearly 29 years he had been
j chief chemist?no longer a government
official, but determined to champion
the cause of pure food from the j
ranks of the people.
Friction with his superiors and irreconcilable
differences of opinion as
to the enforcement of the pure food
and drug act were the reasons given
by Dr. Wiley for handing in his resig- j
nation to Secretary Wilson of the de- j
partment of agriculture.
Dr. Wiley will devote the remainder
of his life, according to a statement
issued by him today, to the "promotion
of the principles of civic righteousness
ajid industrial integrity j
which underlie the food and drugs act, j
ti the hope that it may be adminis- j
tered in the interest of the people at (
large instead of that of a compara-!
tively few mercenary manufacturers j
and dealers." j
"What is the meaning of that quo?
tation, 'There is a divinity that shapes
our ends, rough hew them as we
may'?" "Well," replied Senator Sor- j
ghum, "the proposition is something
like this: It's easy enough to pass a
law, but you don't know what it's going
to be till the Supreme court gets
through with it."
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
Have you overworked your nervous system
and caused trouble with your kidneys
and bladder? Have you pains in
loins, side, back and bladder? Have you
a flabby appearance of the face, and un- I
der the eyes? A frequent desire to pas.'; JI
: urine? If so, Williams' Kidney Pills will
| cure you?Druggist, Price 50'c.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Prop*., Cleveland.Ohio !
NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE FOR
The City Council of Newberry, S. C.,
invites sealed bids for the lease of the
Newberry opera house for a term of I
three (3) years, beginning April 25, j
1912. House has a seating capacity of
900. Only theatre in Newberry county.
Town has population of 6,000. Bids
must be filed prior to April 1, 1912.
Kent to De paiu mommy in auvauce.
All bids to be accompanied by a certi-1
fied check for $50, as evidence of good j
faith. Checks will be returned to un-j
successful bidders. Successful bidder;
will be required to give surety bond !
for five hundred ($500) dollars to
guarantee perfonnance of conditions!
of lease. Right reserved to reject any
and all bids. For further information,
address, and file bids with Jno. R.
i Scurry, C'erk and Treasurer, Newj
berry, S- C. ' 1-19-tf.
Colombia, Newberry & Laoresa B. B.
1 Schedule in effect October 6, 1910
| Subject to change without notice.
; schedules indicated are not guaranteed:
A. C. L. 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston 6.10am 10.00pm j
Lv. Sumter 9.41am 6.20pm |
C., N. & L.
iLv. Columbia 11.15am 4.5opm j
Ily. Prosperity 12.42pm 3.34pm1
Lv. Newberry 12.56pm 3.20pm:
Lv. Clinton 1.50pm 2.35pm
r,T7 T/jiirona 2 85r?m 2.12mn
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pm;
Ar. Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pm
3. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm j
|Ar. Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1.33pm j
Ar. Athens 6.05pm 10.30am
Ar. Atlanta 8.45pm 8.00am!
A. C. L. 54. 55. j
Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am.
Lv. Prosperity 6.26pm 9.50am i
Lv. Newberry 6.44pm 9.32am i
t it punfnn 7 Snnm R_44arc !
Lv. Laurens 7.55pm 8,20am
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville 9 tOpm 7.00am
; S. A. L.
Ar. Greenwood.. . 2.28am 2.38am j
- - a 9. nfinm 2 Ofiani I
.-11 . AUUCUiJC. . ?.V.
Ar. Athens 5.04am 11.59pm
Ar. Atlanta 7.15am 9.55pm
Nos. 52 and 53 arrive and depart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily.
! and run through between Charleston
Nog. 54 and 5t> arrive and depart
! Gervais street. Columbia. d-iiK
cept Sunday, and run through be- ;
! tween Columbia and Greenville.
For information ask agents or writ<i j
W. J. Craig. P. T. M.,
"Wilmington, N. C.
J. F. Livingston, S. A.,
Columbia, & CL
I Will ah
"The Bank 1
I Jas. Mcintosh,
ATLANTIC COAST LLNE R. K. CO.,
Passenger Traffic Department.
MA EDI GRAS, >"ew Orleans, La,, Mobile,
Ala^ and Pensacola, Fla.
On account of the above occasion
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company
offers special reduced rates to
the respective points:
Selling Dates: February 13 to 19,
inclusive, for trains arriving destination
not later than midnight, February
Limited: Reach original starting
point not later than midnight March
2, unless limit extended to March IB,
inclusive, by personal deposit ticket
with Joseph Richardson, special agent,
at destination, and payment fee of
Stop-Overs: Stop-overs will be allowed
at regular stop-over points on
For rates, schedules, reservations,
etc., see local agent, or address W. C.
Craig, Passenger Traffic Manager, Wil
mington, X. C., or T. C. White, general
Passenger Agent, Wilmington, X.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Xotice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement of the estate of
J. H. Dominick, deceased, in the Prohate,
Court for Xewherry County South
Carolina, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
on the fourth day of April, 1912, and
will immediately thereafter apply for
a final discharge as administratrix of
the estate of the said deceased.
Mrs. Alice Dominick,
Subscribe to The Heraia ana jcws,
the paper that prints the news while
it i? nows.
Now is the time to subscribe to
Tke Herald au4 News.
HIHHWHMIIIIHTWI flfff I III llli IfflWMIgTW
L STOCK, $
\ 3 ACCOl
YOUR BOY T
Copyright 1909. bj C. E. Zimmcmaa C*?-No. 28
h the New Year
y in the right <
ng a savings acc
re solicit your 1
?ays | receive c
it. : :
hat Always Has
President J. E. Nor
Is the time t
premises of r<
We have an
will do the jo
The Right ]
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement of the estate
of Bertha Lee Banks, nee Bertha Lee
Hendrix, in the Probate Court for
Newberry County, South Carolina, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, on the 6th
day of April, 1912, and will immediately
thereafter apply for a final discharge
as the guardian of the person
and estate of the said minor.
T. C. Banks,
I ? c n Koi.ni, 9 1Q1 9
C W UVl 1'y , O. \J.} iuai VU *~3
TOWS AXD TOWJTSHIP BOARDS OF
ASEESSORS FOR 1911 ASD 1912.
The following members of the Town
and Township Boards of Assessors are
hereby notified that a meeting of this
body will be held in the office of the
County Auditor on Thursday, March
14, 1912, at 11 o'clock a. m. This meeting
is called for the purpose of attending
to all necessary business in
connection with fair and equal assessments
of personal property for
this fiscal year, 1912:
City of Newberry?.Jno. A. Senn,
TCi^ttnpr. Tj. W. Floyd.
Township No. 1, County?Jno. C.
Neel, S. P. McCrackin, G. McD. Sligh.
".SO N !
INT ? I
ODAY | I
' to start
igs Bank I
wood, Cashier I ,
t Now 1
:o clean your
ats and mice. _
i article that . 1
b absolutely, ' ]
Township No. 2?J. J. H. Brown,.
Chas. S. Suber, J. D. Nance.
Township No. 3?E. L. Glymph^ Job
H. Ringer, B. H. Maybin. flj
Town of Whitmire?David Duncaa^iJj
Jno. H. Hipp, P. B. O'Dell. ,;|
t- - i /~t. i-t-r rr. XJ .S
JLOWHSIIip iNU. t, Vyl/autJ ti. aa. ic-av-?
er, Jas. C. Duncan, Sain W. Derrick.
Township No. 5?Geo. C. Glasgow Jj
Geo. A. Epting, Jno. W. Smith.
Township No 6?J. Will Wilson, L* I
C. Pitts, M. M. Livingstone.
Township No. 7?A. P. Coleman, P. I
N. Boozer, Jno. W. Sanders.
Township No. 8?H. 0. Long, J.
Nichols, W. H. Long.
Town of Prosperity?E. W. Werts, M
W. T. Gibson, A. H. Hawkins. * iM
Township No. y, uounty?j. nerce i
Harmon, B. R. Long, L. S. Long.
Town of Little Mountain?Joe. B.
Derrick, A. N. Boland, J. E. Shealy.
Township No. 10?Adam L. Aull, D. I
B. Cook, W. B. Boinest
Township No. 11?R. H. Hipp, Perry fl
Halfacre, Felix A. Graham.
The above members of the boards^B
are expected to be present at theflj
meeting the 14th Inst.
EUG. S. WERTS,
A ? *** fniinhr