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\~OL. XV. MANNINU. S._ C.. WEDNESDAY. N(~VEMBER 29q 189~).
I1 11 ER W I L L PW L .
0 e Comes to Light in Graenvlle
Afatr Te n Yas.
IT CREATES A SENSATION.
Vy .tric L s Hir.ts as to the Motive
,f the Mu:der, Said to Have
Been Committe d by Two
TheL G ee w. lle co~urnt% h:isoi
is t .1rk o-u a :urder I.-t ry wilch,
I. uxh it i. ten \ears old. i fuil of u
sat ot,al it,:dUits aL.d daIrk plots of the
de p at intt ret.
i Le a 1, mi VCtim (-f the crime was
Jaw-s Kirty, aud wiat makes the tup
pos. d tuuider the more beint us is tne
f.ct that he was datf and dUtLIb atd
ph1s sically weak. ie came into tLe
WYNhal aetio, eighteen unileS above
tLe city, an et.,tre .-tranger, haiijn
froi fLue te, as a farun hatd. A
few orths afttr he had worked in that
section he tuarried Mrs. '1arion Johu
son, whoae husbatLd died a *.hoI titIe
betire that from injuries te receivd
in fallin in a tic while at work at a
turidLi lathe :n the eighborhLod.
Aiout six uontLs after the wariiage
Kirby mwste;iously ciua ::red a'.d h
has never aince beeL , e or heard
A few -ia3 s aso the name of K;:
was recalled L; tubiic dtclaratiou ef
responsible mien to the tffcet that I e
had been nmurder ted and tite crime Las
been known since a tew daysafterir was
committed to four er five perzous, who
are, with one exceptiuo, itertstva ii
its suppression. The story is that tw.,
men killed him and Lturied his b0
and that their conver,.at:on \Nith a third
person immediatclyafter, in which the
details of the deed were related, wa
overheard. The person wh,, uusus
pected, acquired the -erct, declared
that the miuiderers said thiey had killh d
Kirby an-d buried him ou tLe banks of
a certain creek near where a certain
trail crosses it. About five months
after the disappearance Mrs. Kirby %%as
married to Ex-Magistrate Tilotson and
she is now living at Ardilgton, two
miles east of Greer's. -Not the slight
est suspicion attaches to Mr. Tilottoo,
beosuse he was tarrit d at the time of
the disappearance and fur other good
Yesterday Deputy Sheriff J. 1). Gil
reath and a reporter for the GSreenville
News went to the senue of the supposed
crime on a tour of investigation. The
principal object in %iew was to make a
thorough search for the bones of the
man said to have been murdered.
With the author of the statctment as
a guide and with four other assistants,
picked up in the neighborhood, the in
vestigation preceeded to the la-e w here
the body is believed to have been
buried. The seaich ; roved absolutely
futile. About two hours was spent on
the grounds with picks and shovels
and some had woik was done during
that time. Evei) place that looked as
if it at one tin- iiul'ht have been dis
turbed for the puri -se of making a
grave was dug into d.r p. but the fact
that the grave had t~a made so matny
years ago and the furmher fact that the
indicated area was so great, wade the
search devoid Af mucli hope. The
search has not been gi-eu up. n..wever;
it will be made agaiu andt a ore thor
Returning th:ough A:linsten to
board the train .at Greer's for Gr~en
ville, the reporter stopped and inter
viewed Mrs. Tillotson on her piazza.
She is medium height and size, and in
spite of her 43 years and many trials
and troubles her dark eyes are bright
and she still bears evidences of being a
haqome woman. In answer to qjues
tions, in o-bstance, she said:
"Iwas narried to Jim K~rby three
months after he mno'ed into the neigh
borhood, the exact date I cannot re
member now. We lived on Uncle Tom
Babb's place there six months and he
disappeared. Kirby wvas always kind
to me and always provided anply for
me and my children; I hadi to children
by him. We lived happiiy until about
two weeks before his disappearance.
when he informed me that he had a liv
ing wife and child in Tennessee."
"Why did he tell y ou of his living
wife, when he knew that by doing so
he would convict hin self of bigamy,
deprive himself of libet ty and nmake
you furious? Had you 4uarrelled?"
"Oh, no, sir; we rever guarrelled.
While he was devilliL-r use one day he
just up and toid me.
"The fact that he had a living wife
has never been heard by his neighbors,
it seems. Did either you or nle ever
Mrs. Tillotson first thoueht she told
it, then he told it. but tinally settled
the matter by say ing that he Lad toll
her that he had told it. and that she
felt too much mortitied ton te!il it.
In answa: to atother question she
said she did not know what towvn in
Tennessee Kirby had lind in. but she
remembered he had a brother there
named MVke, and reinimbers mnailitig a
letter to Mike for him a day or 20 be
fore the aisai pearance.
"Kirby said he was going back to his
wife in Tennessee." she continued,
"and that's where I sutppose he is now.
"What was the ia:t I saw of Kirby?
It was on the afternoon preceding the
morning of his disappearance. He left
me to go to spend the night at Henry
Babb's, so as to be able to go to work
for him early next mnornir g. The next
day he was to meet mc at Lebanon
Church to attend the funeral of old ztan
Milton Underwood. 1 did not see him
there and I found out after inquiry
that he had not been there. I found
cut afterwards that I e had nerer
reached Hlenry's. Nobody ever saw
him, nor was any tr-ace ser found of
him after we told each other good-bye
that afternoon. A short time after
that I married 31r. Tiltson. No. 1
have no recor d of the .'a: :iage andt can
not Temiember the exaet date. I caunuot
tell now just ;.hat y ear it xea.
Mr. Tillotsoun reinmwhred the date
as "Novecmber ..f the yenar when Trdl
man was first e&ceted go-vernor," which
was in 1S90.
"Your dauj hter, 31ies Rosa Johrnson.
vwho died a 'few 3ears ago. - asked the
reporter. would nosv be 20J years old.
I believe. I understand that she was a
pretty girl with a bright and cheerful
di-osiion but tha dmin the last
ir w ers ft her ife ,he grew bitter
atd Co-s. Can you as-iga a reaSon for
th's, if it is true?'
I don't think that was so," ,he re
plied . '11 'sa wos a'wayv a brkht aid
es cr iCi urir. I w t of ut hing cal
'U.A to mI 1ki ter titter. She always
j.t toLit he L alt ucp do a .trt time
i rectie her deat h
1 , ; Vou know that tbe throry
noW i. sid :e rtIo: tt r, :,peakiue
rii, "-that Kirby was tCiur-ired and
hi: ti badd1 Ltar wte:e 3tu dlnd he
-No I de uat: wh i .hat fur ad
Jus. then Mr. Tillotson wa'kei on to
ht:.e ima from the street, and the re
portt r turned t.o hinfor the daIe of his
marriage to Mis. Kirby anid after ob
taitli it the ii forunatiou lI t. bteig un
dble :i ai r Marv . TIIilUt's qUeS
lite theirv 3Mrs. Tillotson lias ad
Naueu to txplain the disappearance.
so the neihbera understand. is that
Kirby got maad and quit.
Tra( a!eIed murdartr-. it i. s dO.
qua r. lie aud foutt 6. v, ral tim n re
ccL y. But both have boasted to a
nuauberof per:,,ns -'that hovver bit
thr citles they become, they know
ctrtain thiztza amoua the c-ees which
they wiII ue er diu~.-esai d
Why '!hey Did Not Come
The folloAdiae t he r, asons essInd
by Mr Otis ittiuore. a noted a-trou -
tuer ,f I ie.ig a. for the nont: ,ppearatiee
If Wi e o! S, o A't'r !a-t w% ei
be i d have oit Upelaed
.U g - 0 :, -bt t t 1is im e is
r, ImI , . , I e tli d a e c ri
t . o t. ad I.0t0u0 ate not
SUia.eOII t t1 'eta o tmake accurat,
gr e2i..- e- i.ceam thei. a. r t(i
u.eri a-i .d rtaLons to expeit a
uIllch reate isplay thanI has et le
curr- . It is till p i-ibi1e that we will
!,I a cordder : snoer. bit the
chi.t s :are : ..,t It, and t .ev I. s-eu
ever I :y. Amnglt tl.e prob'able
causts of ther not] )pperau--e are:
-Firs, the earlier ones may have
pass.d through tLe meteor stream in
da time, whtn even Lhe mast brilliant
di4play otherwite w uld have been
completely masked by the sui's rays.
It takas the earth enly hrn four to
eight hours to pass through the meteor
stream. and it is quite possible for the
earth to pass through them in the day
titme. If this has been the case it is
likely that a portion of the earth ta
least was exposed to the edge of the
paning stream during the early dawn.
This may have been in the ocean, or in
sparelV settled land areas.
"Again, there is some reason to
think that the Leonids travel in several
groups along the common orbit, and
tbat at this return the earth s:iipped
between the sepa:ate aggregations with
out collision with the main body of the
-Another possible explanation lies
in the tidal effect of the sun's attr:e
tion, which constantly ter.ds to disia
teerate the me teorie mass and distribute
the nieteoric matter uniformly around
the orbit. The earth at each return
would intercept a hss number of
meteors in this thin stream. These
little bodies for thirty-three years have
been exposed to various disturbing
forces along their path, and a very
slight change in their erbit would .end
them clear of the earth's path.
Hilling Sweet Potatoes.
The rotting of sw'eet potatoes in the
hill during the winter months is a com
won eau-e of complaint, especially
during a season of continued wet. frtez
ing weather. The trouble is more of
ten caused by neglect or improper b.ill
ing, than from any other source.
Sweet potatoes properly banked, will
never rot under any circumstances, but
will keep sound and in good shape un
til the following spring. Potatoes, in
the first place, should never be gath
ered until fully ripe, or until after a
killing frost has whitened the vines.
Tney should be harvested on a dry day
with the sun shining, if possible- Po
tatu s put in a band should be dry and
free from all cuts and bruises. Bank
the seed potatoes to themselves, using
the smallest tubers for that purpose.
In preparing the bank raise the bed
for the potatoes six or eight inches,
put down a thick iayer of straw or
shucks, and care. uiy pile on the pota
toes ini sugar-eane shape, about thirty
bushels to the hill. Next, cover the
potatoes with a layer of cornstalks or
stra ., and over that place a layer of
barca, breaking the joints, leaving an
opeLing about six inches round at the
op. Over the boards thro-v a thin
layer of dirt one inch in thick iess. arnd
eit er the top with a plank to shed the
roi,. Tretoch around the bill at the
tittom to carry off al: water. About
the tirt of Dseember throw on two
inches dirt and close the hole at the
op. Potatoes w ill keep sound banked
in this way-.
A Wise Decision.
T be appellate division of the supreme
court in Briooklyn has denied the
apeal of Elizabeth Cisco, negreis,
from the decision of the special term,
ref using a p. rempltory writ of nmanda
mus to compel the school board cf
Queens borough to admit her children
, the public school on Brenton avenue,
Jamacia, an~d make no distinction on
acaunt of color. She claims the
right to have her children accepted as
pupils in the school in question, but
w as t old that they maust go to a separate
school for colored children. J1ustlee
Godich, writingt the opinion for the
a~ pelate divisi ~D, say s that the prc
viions, of the constitution which pro
vies that equal school facilities shall
be furui.,hed to all children cannot be
held to mean tha: the white chiildreu
and the black children must be permit
ted to attend the same schools.
Served Them Right.
A dispatch from Key West Fia.,
avs Annie Foy, the white woman who
recently married a Negro near Key
W twas Thursday given a sentence
of' rie ear in the penitentiary on the
chare aof tui:eegenation. The marriage
ocained tmuch excitement and comn
ment wi heC a it occurred. and the sentence
Thurdayi in the eri iaal court puts an
end to the much-talked-of ease. The
Nero, Wtll liarrisoo, wae trieri on the
saeharge. and was sentenced to one
year in th~e penitentiary. The. tmiriis
tr wno- married them. 1lev. Mr. Kerr.
came out in a card viadicating hiinself.
as he claims the couple had a legal
lcense and the church only asks if they
Ihad been married before. It is likely
that inquiry will be made as to who is
A RACE WAIL
Battle in Night Between Negro
Soldiers and Whites.
AT RIO GRANDE CITY. TEXAS.
Tlhe Governor of Te xts Asks In.
vest'gation and Removal of Un
ru'y Negro Troops From
Gov. Sayers. of Texas, received a
telegratu at Austin, ot Wednesday
from the commanding officer of the
United States troops at Sari Antonio
conveyiig Ih information that there
had been a race riot at Rio Gr tnde City
'Tue'day niirht between the federal ne
ra treps stationcd thore and the citi
zens 4f that town. A'..'ut the i:1e
ibis tel:grant ua. receiv-d another
catme from the eurity judie at that
place and they are omexbat conftuin.
lie militaly cotImInder at San An
tonio. ('r;. M Kibbon, telegrpl that
the ori#-;'.r he rceive d froen the cow.
narder at F rt Riqggdei tear Iio
Grande City .tat' that all the iroopi
were in the 1a.4 Ini 'lu iieday night at 7
o clock when it h1 i-izp,.r of th it own
aiv ar eed (iet the ft rt ani lire!d UPn11i
the guarl. Tie Liuard-retirn~etd the
fire n the entire rarris,w w:ls at once
edled to aruns. The citiz&ns contioned
their firirg upon the fort a,' the sol
diers returned the fire and di'la had
brin tle G(itlilg 0un- 1. y t.
dijg. r- t he at taeki rt-' T''e conen tt
er statt tlat he Iears tr, u:e .d -k
for n.?oie troops
The tel arain from the eioutt julge
sta:es :hi the ncro Siddl~ s ii ithe
fort thi . viloyed it a r.hvt en tile
edae of it! toxn anid fir d ioto and
over t0e toxn for snmething like an
hour and a half, -hootirg in a nuw
ber of boues, wounding one in t,. and
frightning the women and hild-en so
badly that a number of themn had fled
to the surrounding ranches for safety;
that the attack was eatirely unprovoked
and that the community was highly in
censed and further trouble was lookcd
for at once.
Governor Sayers sent the fo'lowivg
telegram to the secretary of war at
"PI'ase direct imnediately impartial
and searching investigation into the
conduct of negro soldiers at Fort Rinz
gold, Star countr, Texas, last night.
Also issue order for immediate removal
of troops. Following telegram jast re
ceived from the county judge of Star
county: Negro soldiers at Fort Ring
gold deplo: ed in a ravine at south edge
of town at 7 p. i last night and fired
over 1.500 shots into and over the town.
The fusilade contioned at intervals
over one and one-half hours. One citi
zen wounded in his house. Houses all
over town penetrated by balls. Women
and children ded to the woods and
ranches. Population terrorized. I
fear the people may decide to avenge
themselves for this dastardly act. Civil
authorities would be powerless to con
trol. I understand that Lieut. Ruabot
tomn. commanding, directed this cow
ardly assault. No cause for the act.
Wire Washington and San Antonio for
searching investigation and removal of
troops at once.
(Szgned) " Joscph D. Sayers.
Gen. McKibben, in charge of the
Texas division, has recivedl the follow
"Fort Ringgold, Nov. 21.
"Every man in garrison last night.
Citizens began firing on our guard at
7. Troop D and scouts placd on
guard around garrison. Enemy opened
terrific fire on garrison at 7:30 on side
next to Rio Grande City. and continued
for some time. Our men obliged to
protect garrison, fired several volleys.
Finally ordered out Gattling gun and
silenced enemy's fire. Ncone of our
men hurt; no trouble since, but rutnors
of gathering in country. If true, may
need miore troops. Cannot treat with
citizors who will not even respect
Unitd States mail carriers; unsafe for
arrison. Shall I send men after mail!
Gen. McKibben has ordered two
troops of cavalry from Fort Brown to
proceed by forced march to Ringgold.
Gen. McKibbin hlas consulted with
Gov. Sayers on the subject and has
been asked by the governor to take
whatever steps in his power to concili
ate the citizens and the soldiers.
Troube bat seen the negro soldiers on
the frontier posts and the Mexican
population has been brewing for some
time A collision between the police
and the negro soldiers at Laredo a few
weeks ago has resulted in the abandon
ing of the port there. A small sized
riot also occurred at Rio Grande City
ast month, in which some soldicrs
were alhot and others were arrested and
ined. Since then the Mexicans and
soldiers at Rio Grande City have been
at the bitterest enmity.
A Pointer to Merchants.
The New York Herald gives this
poiter to merchants or all who have
an article to sell or buy: -Advertising
has become the merchant's greatest
help toward a.:hiev-ir.g success.Th
complacent tre~desman who relies solely
upon his individual merits to buill up
a thrivitg business may be commended
for the faith that is in him: but such
faith is without a solid foundation. It
is much like that which was character
istic of the optimistic Mr. Micawber.
who, being ba'd, was of the opinion that
he had been providently deprivtcd of his
har in order that he might without dis
comfort wear the wig of a lord hich
chancellor. A merchant may he ever
so worthy but in these huatling times
he must in a-liition do something in
order to get the public intteres.ed in his
esabihment. Good newspapl~fr ad
vertiing a'swers the purpose.
Burned in a Swamp.
News was received at Jlackson. Ga.,
Thursday that a small posse of cit ivns
who have been searching for the Ne
gro who attempted an assault on Mrs.
hmas McClue MIondayt came upon the
man in a swamp on the Oemuegee river
near Jackson late Monday night and
immediately riddled his body with bul
lets. It is reported that he was buried
in the swamp. The posse quietly re
turned home and news of the killing
TARRED AND FEATHRED.
White Woman and Ntro Ken Thus
Treated "Up North."
[he town-<,f W t('..r Liberty. Ot i,. is
utder great eXcit''nwn I over the carring
qid feather'ug of itl'ce people-31rs.
Nel .iack-in. whiu: I' I . Jack-on and
David R1ieuK an. c..Ior-d. \h ir-hal
Kr.bill's barn nxias burned on Friday
morning, with the cont-Its. iuel'viatug
a rco W. )lr,. Jacksoi, who, it is
alleged, had made threats to burn the
barn. was arrested, and her fa her-in
law. Ed'. Jackson, and Itickman were
arrested for reistinr Oicers. About
miduihzbt on the day of the arrest one
hundred and tifty wa.,ked men gathered
at the jiii. demanding the prisoners of
.N1arshal Krabill, who refused to sar
reader them. The mob battered down
the jail doors and forwed three divi
The tir:t p ity took irs. Jackson to
a mill stream near by, stripped her
naked. e vered her with tar aid feath
er. put her into there feet of water
and made her march up avi down the
stream for the amuisemewnt of tbe crowd.
The second divi ion came itch Rick
nan. and the wjman was phewd on the
b~rk. while R-ekmnan wa. treated the
same as the woman, %%i-h the aidition
of t'. i wit pp-d aid poulnded. He was
to maren up ami doin iu thue wa
tir urtil the trird ,ectio, camte %%with
E I. Jack-'u, wi-i was i ritedl In a :,ill
hr i,nner Th tr:o was then forced
back in it he '. t-r and Made to ilay
'pI uin Il.e pi-rm.ers wemi 'hn
m:1rche , throu h --ev ral r(ets. it d,
a nd -tre w ipp d A;! thni ,taried
for muel,.u iii nakei. Rick Wan
waTi-d i c' s ver ile b-fore h rot any
e i:. Th e t a we
e.- ui. ld cl eho' Thie umb,- wti tsor
celored pcopie goorlz to the aid of the
irisi nirs. when tiey were ardly dis
,-hj aid madeC o' fi~. T-oday t e
viins are bcd-fast, con-red ;iih ets
1d brui-cs. All deny anv conne-:tion
with 'he barn burning. Jackson is a
wel ret-peted wan seventy years old.
Twelve 3 cars ago the woman married
Jack-n's son Grant, a edlored tou.:h.
who afterwar's became notorious for
insulting white women, until he, like
his father to-ay, was tarred and feath
ered. He was arterwards killed in a
fiaht. The widow and two children
have since made their hoie with their
father in-law. After Jacksou's death
the widow led a wayward life, resulting
in the present trouble. Physicians say
the victims lad vitriol thrown in thcir
eyes. To a re porter Mrs. Jackson said,
regarding the barn burning, that she
was in bed when awakened by fire. and
she called her father-in-law. The
burning shingles were falling in her
v-.rd. She said she would uot have
lired a buildinv s. elone to her ovii
bome. Her breas. was terriby Ice
BREASTPLATES WERE MADE.
They Were Made to Mr. J. Dudley
The following cards on the charge
that Mr. J. )adley Haselden had
breastplates made at the Marion Iron
Works a few days before his fight with
the Sellers is interesting reading:
M1arion. S. C., Nov. 23, 1899.
To Whom it M1ay Concern:
Having been requested by MIr. B. B.
Sellers to state what I know about the
manufacture of breastprlates by the
3arion Iron Works for M1r. J. D). Has
elden, I beg leave to state that 1 am
employed in said works; that on or
about the 14th of November, 1S99, 3Mr.
J. D. Haselden came to me and placed
an order for two breastplates. He
directed them to be made so as to fit
over his breast and stomach, with holes
at the shoulders and near the bottom
so that they could be tied on. They
were also to be oval in shape. Hie
stated that some one had threatened
his life and he wanted to be prepared
against him. I made the two breast
plates out of tork steel, and one of them
was sent to him that evening and I am
informed that the other was shipped to
hi:n next day to Columbia. They
weighed 12 pounds each and were made
out of tork steel. .J. F. Spears.
M1crien, S. C., Nov. 23. 1899.
To Whom it M1ay Coreern:
At the request of M1r. B. 1B Sellers I
state what I know about the nmanufac
tre of bre'astplates by the Miarion Iron
works. I am employed in the iron
works. On or about the 11th of this
moth M1r. Spears, the blacksmith of
the iron works. m imde two breastplates
ot of built r steel at said works for 3Mr.
Dudiey llaaelden. I saw M1r. Hlasel
den iia thle shop whdle the work was
being done, and heard him say to M1r.
Spears that a certain piece of sf'iL
would answer. One of the breastplates
was deliyered to him that day and I
packed th3 other the next day and
shipped it to M1r. Ilaselden at Colum
Attes' : Enos X Powelh.
11. E' lanforud. M1ark.
To Whom it 3May Concern:
At the ripust of MIr. B3. B. Scllers I
w~ill state what I know of the manufac
ture of breastplates by the 3Marion Iron
works for M1r. .J. D). II-iselden. I am
employed in said works. On or about
the 14th of this mouth I siv M1r.
Spears at work on what he said at the
timle was a breastplate. I sag M~r.
Daley llaseldeni at the works that day.
I do not car, to state what I heard
romn others at the tune.
The Vice President Dead.
Garrett A. Hobart, vica president of
the United States, diud at his home in
Paterson, N. J., at 8::rj o'clock Tues
day, (morning Nov. 21. At his bedside
were 3Mrs. Hobart and his son, Garrett
A. hlabarr, .Jr , .egether with Dr.
Wilam K. Newton anl his wife and
Private Secretary E.'ans. 3Mr. Hobart's
death had haeti expceted for some
hours. The beginningz of the end came
Mitaay afternoon when there was a
sudden failure of the heart, and from
tis attack MIr. Ilobart never rallied.
lie had b-en sick for a long time, and
had st~i-red frequently from heart fail
ur, and his strength had been under
mined. Gradually the failure of the
heart's action became mere apparent.
and soon alter midnight MIr. dobart
became unconscious. Ile remained in
that condition until Lis death. MIr.
Hobart's death was due directly to
angina pectoria, comiplicating myocar
The insurgen's Are Disputnig
Every Foot of Ground.
AGUINALDO FLEES NORTH.
Generals Young and Wheaton's
Columns Failed to Close in
on Him as Expected They
A dispatch from Manila says severe
lighting in the nrorth of Iloilo began
Tuesday, Nov. 21. Four Americans
were killed and 25 were wounded, in
cliding three officers. The insurgents
are retreating to Santa Barbara, but
the fighting continues. Col. Carpenter
Nov. 18. advanced to Santa Barbara,
Straight north from Jaro, taking trench
after trench. the enemy fighting and re
tratirig. Gen. Hughes' column has
steadily beer advancing north to gain
a po-ition west of Santa Barbara. It
encountered the enemy in swalldetach
trit. Six to ten Americans were
Weunded in this column.
C l. Carpenter started during the
night of Nov. 20 and opened with Bat
,cry G of the Sixth artillery, at day
break. No7. 21, on the trenches. The
enetnv volle)ed as the artillery took
up a po.sition, wounding four. Two
ego.pinies of the Twenty-sixth regi
*min 4arr1stingj Jaro, moved through
Cip.tcaz. attacking the enemy on the
rijht fl ink, just north of Jaro at day
bre-ak Nov. 21. drving them toward
Ci. Car p-uter. Te country between
Jar.O and Santa Barbara is thickly en
irte-iwii'. especially near Pavia. The
Sixth arsillery fired ou the trenches
aid the Eighteenth regineut charged,
the enemy rttreatirg to the next
trench. Ihe Eighteenth again charged,
encountering and attacking a force of
B3olomen, who were hid in the long
grass, and %h, severely w'ounded sev
Daring the afternoon of Nov. 21 tha
"fighting was severe immediately south
if Pavia three miles north of Jaro.
I he tweuty-sixth's companies returned
te Jaro after the flank movement, hav
ing captured three six- pound smooth
bore cannon and a quantity of arms
and ammunition. The enemy's loss
was not obtainable, but seven men
were found dead in one trench. The
insurgents are falling back on Santa
Barbara, which, it is expected, Gen.
Hughes has attacked before this. Gen
eral Young reported that Aguinaldo,
with a party of 200, including some
Women and a few carts, passed Aringy
on the coast between San Fabian and
San Fernando in the province of Union
on Friday, Nov. 17. The general adds
ibat Aguinaldo probably inteuds to
-strike inland through the Binqu uuun
iains toward Bayombong, in the
province of Nueva Visaya. General
Young, with cavalry and Maccabbees,
is pursuing the Filipino leader, part of
the American force taking the direc
tion of San Fernandino. In a fight
with Aguinaldo's rear guard at Aringya
one Maccabbee was wounded and the
insurgents retreated. Their loss is un
known. The opinion of many military
men and of resident foreigners is that
Aguinaldo has probably escaped by
changing the seat of war into the north
era part of the island. They think he
has taken a considerable army with
him. This, if true, will necessitate a
new series of operations on our part,
and Aguinaldo has gained a temporary
strategic advantage. Those holding
this view point out the fact that the
insurgents never intended to hold the
alleged capital at Tarlac as a permanent
capital, as it was only slightl5 fortified.
Tney also claim that the railroad
bridge left intact while much rolling
stocK was burned and destroyed indi
cate that a rapid retreat was made sev
eral weeks back.
This retreat must have been accom
pliahed at the time Lawton began his
San Isidro movement. Therefore the
insurgents have had lime to move out
their principal supplies and munitions.
[t is also a fact that our circle of troops
has been closed up so far without ma
terial resistence, exceptjin the region
of escape to the'north, near Wheaton's
colutan. T he captured supplies, too,
have proved insignificant compared
witb thonse that would be required.
Aguinaldo's supposed army in this
valley was estimated at from 10,000 to
20,000 men. Their known large quan
tities of artillery are still unaccounted
The opinions of General Otis and
General Schwan differ somewhat from
ths view. They sav tioday that they
do not know whether or not Aguinaldo,
with his army, has eseipeo into the
tobacco valcey to the north. If so,
they doubt whether he has escaped
with any considerable force. They be
lieve that Aguinaldo himself has gone.
They also believe that a considerable
number of theinsurgent force is scat
tered in smnall bands within our lines
Killed in a Runaway.
31rs. M. A Vickroy, of Alexandria,
Va.. died Wednesday as the result of
atn accident. She was out driving with
Judgc N. L. Griffith. of Presscott,
Ariz. The horses boiring, both occu
pants of the vehie'e were thrown
violently to the gro mrd. Griffith was
unconscious for two 1-ours and is in a
eritical state. Mrs. Vickroy and her
husband resided in Arizoaa in the
early days, thbe latter owning extensive
interests here. lIe erected the first
stamp mill in the territory. Mrs.
Vickroy was a familiar character in
the national capital during the past
fifteen years. having successfully put
clarns of $400.000 through the courts
for the destruction of mining property.
Ktiled by a Train
A dispatch from Eustis, Fla., says
John E. Wheelock of Grand Island
was run over and istantly killed by a
railroad train at that place Friday
morning. lIe was walking on the track
and, being deaf, failed to hear the
caution sienal of the engineer. Mr.
Wheelock ~was an old Union veteran.
Sonmc years ago he went to Eauador
and was imprisoned on a trumped
up charge, but through the in
terces:,i.n of the state department at
Wasnington was finally released. He
received a large indemnity from the
KILLED A HELPLESS PRISONER.
An Unarmd Man Shot Dead While
Begging For Mercy.
Theo Cuttall, of Lawrence Kansas
formerly of the Twentieth Kansas regi
went, in a letter to Tihe Topeka Jour
nal, m'akes the charge that Colonel
Metcalf, recently breveted brigadier
general for gallantuy in the Philippines,
shot and unarmed and supplicbting
Filipino prisone r, and in support of it
furnished the foliowing affidavits of
Private Huskey. of the Twentieth Kan
sas, and First Lieutenant Ferguson of
the Thirty-six infantry:
'Philippine Island, City of Manila
Personally appearcd before me this 24th
day of July, 1899. Private Harris 0.
Huskey, of company K. Twentieth
Kansas itfantry, United States voluin
totrs, who being duly sworn, deposes
and says that at the battle of Caloocan
be was orderly for Major W. S. Met
calf, Twentieth Kansas infantry,
United States volunteers; that at a
point where the insurgent trenches
cross the traveled road nearest to the
right of the tramway, he saw a prisoner
brought out of the trenches to Major
Metcalf. Deponent further says that
1ajtr W. S. Mletcalf, Twentieth Kan
sai infantry, United States volunteers,
shot the prisoner with his revolver, and
at the time of the shooting the prisoner
was unarmed and on his knees.
"H.aRRIS 0. HUSKEY.
"Ptivate emi.any K, Twentiety Kan
"SRvore and subscribed to before me
this 24th day of July, 1S99.
F. H1. LAWTON,
"Faret Lieutenant Twenty.first infan
The affidavit of First Lieutenant
"San Atonito. Philippine Island.
Auau-t 24, 1899.--Oa the 10th day of
Februar , 1899, 1 was enraged in the
taking of Caloocan by Uaited States
troops, beivn a corporal in company E,
Twentieth Kansas infantry. Itmedi
ately after the crossing of the first line
of insurgent trenches, about 300 yards
south of the Caloocan church, I heard
a shot fired to my left and rear, and
looking that way, saw a native falling
apparently lifeless to -the ground.
-Major Metcalf was standing about six
or eight feet in front'of the native with
a smoking pistol and the impression I
received was that the major had shot
the native. But other matters called
me and I went on with the line.
' AAT11UR 1. FERGUSON,
"First Lieutenant Thirty-sixth infin
try United States volunteers."
Metcalf has made a denial of the
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
Against the Wife and Daughter of
The Columbia Record of last Friday
says the sheriff of Richland County
received a letter from Orangeburg
which contains charges which, if true,
prove that a diabolical murder was
committed in this city a week previous
to the fair. The letter is as follows:
Mr. V. V. Laird was in here this
a. m., and tells me his brother was
killed in your city near the phosphate
mill. He was buried Wedpesday,
November 8th, 1899. He wants to
know if you have any one in jail for
killing him. ie tells mc that he is
satisfied his wife and daughter had him
killed and Policeman Riley and Dr.
Gibbes can tell you something about it.
So write mec if anything has been done.
Has there been any warrants issued for
any one. lie seems to think his brother
was murdered. Yours truly,
W. Hampton Dukes.
The facts in the case, so far as de
veloped, are as follows: John Laird,
a mill operative, was found lying along
the railroad track near the Globe phos
pha-e mill in Columbia iust a week
bef're the opening of the fair. He was
uncentscious and it was presumed that
in a drunken spree he had fallen. There
were a few bruises on his body and a
slight e t on his head, but an examina
tion madc by Dr. Gibhes did not indi
cate that the man was seriously hurt.
In fact, it was believed that it was a
case of acute alcoholism and Laird was
taken to his home in the mill district.
He lived a week, when he died. Dr.
Gibbes made postmortem examination
and found that the skull had been
cracked and that death was caused from
a hemorrhage of the brain. It was a
rather suspicious case and 31r. P. 1B.
M1c)aster, acting coroner in-.1r. Green's
absence, held an inquest. Not much
light was thrown on the case, though
it evidently was the belii f of some of
the witnesses that Laird had been mur
dered. It was developed that another
operative had been stea w'th him and
that this same fello.; had ILft for parts
unknown, leavitng sjxue money due him
at the Richland mill. This man's name
could not beasceriained today, but it is
known to the coroner, whosa records
were not available this morning. It
appears, however, that thc testimony
imphecating this man was mere con
js eture and little attention was paid to
The vrdict of the jury was in effect
that Laird had come to his death by be
ing struck on the head by some blunt
instrument in the hands of parties un
known. There the matter dropped and
Laird was buried. The circumstarces
of the case had passedl out of the nainds
of the oficeials until this i. tr was rL
ceived from 31r. Dukes. There is no
such policeman as Riey and the police
know nothing of the case. No arrests
have been made and it has not been
decided what will be done about it.
M1r. Laird only thinks that the v:ife
and daughter are impliated in the
murder and futute iaves-iation will
determine what action will be taken in
regard to them.
Ev'erybody was so enerossed with
the fair that the cirtiums. mees of the
death of Laird were n"e generally known
even to the sheritf and other county
tfihials, but the letter f comu 0:ange burg
may institute an iavestigation which
will throw some light on the crime.
A telephone message from Pa~ris.
Lokan count'y, Texas romrts the town
of 31agazine destroyed b;: a tornado
Tuesday night, M th;z ie i, on t be new
Choctaw and 31emphis rc:d, tio miles
east of Fort Smith. All effiorts to
reach M1agazine by wire today failed.
Booneville, ten miles from 31agazine,
suffered a severe stormn, houses being
blown eiown and cattle killed.
HUMAN BRUTES HUNG.
Ed Luckey and Tom Mitchell Hanged
A special dispatch from Darlington
to The State says Edmund Luckey and
Thomas Mitchell, two Negroes about 18
years of age, were hanged there Friday
in the county jail for brutally assault
ing and ravishing Miss Josephine Laf
ferty, a young white woman, near La
mar, in that county, Oct. 8th. Th
drop fell at 10:45 and both necks were
broken, death being instantaneous.
The manner in which the execution
was done reflects credit upon Sheriff
Scarborough and his deputies. Both
the condemned fully realized that they
would die and Thursday professed con
version. The colored m;nisters have
been with them daily. Their breakfast
Friday morning remained untouched,
and when first seen about 9 o'clock they
were sitting on their ct with their
faces buried in their hands-and chant
ing a monotonous dirge, swaying their
bodies from side to side and patting the
floor with their feet. Luckey stated
that he was guilty, but did not think
that he ought to be hanged, and in the
same breath added that Tom Mitchell
was not with him at the time and had
nothicg to do with the commission of
the crime. This statement is different
from the one he made during the trial,
and upon whose testimony Mitchell
was largely convicted. Mitchell has
always protested his innocence and
held out to the end.
HISTORY OF THE CRIME.
Sanday morning, Oct. 8, Miss Jove
phine Lafferty, who lives within two
miles of Lamar, in this county, with
her aged mother and sisters, left her
home at 10 o'clock for that of her
brother, about a mile distant to proeare
somei neccssary articles of food. To
shorten the distance between the
houses a path had been made through
the woods, which led by a negro cabin
in which were collected a number of
negroes, as is their custom on Sauday
mornings, to shave each other, smoke
their pipes and discuss the events of
the week. Miss Lafferty was not at
her brother's home more than half an
hour when she returned by the same
route. As soon as she passed the ne
gro cabin, according to Luckey's testi
mony in court, Mitchell called him out
and they followed her. She wore a
large sunbonnet, and doubtless little
thought of the danger behind ner.
Sneaking stealthily up behind her
Luckey grabbed her by the neck and
choked her into insensibility. The
only exclamation she was neard to make
was, "Please turn me loose." The rest
of the story is too horrible to relate, and
she was left on tLe ground for dead.
More than two hours afterwards she
was seen approaching her home, scarce
ly able to walk, her hands supporting
her head, nose and mouth bleeding and
her eye-balls protruding beyond the
lashes. To her sister she said: "Ed
mund tried to kill me; he choked me
nearly death, but thank God I am still
alive." Dr. Josie was summoned and
has attended her ever since, her broth
er Will stating Friday that an abscess
had formed on each of the large arte
ries in the neck and one was now dis
charging on the inside of her mouth.
Her condition is still critical.
SAD END OF A HERO.
Suicide of "Brave Bill" Anthony Who
Made Famous Report to Sigsbee.
William Anthony, better known as
"Brave Bill"' Anthony, died at the
Presbyterian hospital in New York last
Friday half an hour after he had swal
lowed a quantity of cocaine at one of
the Central park entrances. He was
the man, who, on Feb. 15, 1893, when
the battleship Maine was blown up in
Hlabana harbor, reported t> Capt. Sigs
bee ia the famous words: "Sir, I have
the honor to report that the ship has
been blow'n up and is sinking."'
On his return to this e runtry An
thony was accorded receptions every
where. Hie received invitations from
cities to be their guest. For mouths
he traveled over the country, being ac
corded the honors of a hero. When
his leave of absence was ended, An
thony was promoted to be a sergeant of
marie.es and was detailed at the Brook
lyn navy yard.
In one of his pockets was found a
letter written by him to his aunt which
read that he was discouraged and dis
eonsolate and was going to end it all.
Among the other articles found was a
picture cf his one-month-old child, on
the back of which was written: "Bury
this with mn." A Spanish-American
war medal, such as all survivors of the
the battleship M iine received, was also
They Swung Him.
The body of Wesley L->wrance, the
Negro whio a fusq days ago criminally
assaulted Mrs. WV. M. Botyman, near
MecDavid, in Escambia county, Fla.,
was found Wednesday moreing swing
iog from a tree near the scene of his
crime. An armei posse found him in
a swvamp near Canoe, Ala., too ex
hausted by hunger to offer fight. He
was carried to the home of Mrs. Baw
man, and after he had been positively
identified, was hanged to a neighbor
in" tree. As his body was hoisted
from the ground it was riddled with
bullet from some 200 rifles and revol
vers. Sheriff Smith is investigating
Two Men Drowned.
Pilot Fran~k WV. Walter and an Ital
ian sailor were drowned at Pensacola,
Fla., Thursday night. Walter boarded
the Italian bark Pensaccla to pilot her
in. A high sea was running and the
vessel began to bump the side of the
channel. Walter ordered the anchors
out and with three of the sailors started
in a ana'll boat for the pilot steamer
Somers N. Smith to assist the bark.
Thle boat e~ipsn.:d. T wo of the sailors
were re:,eused but Walter and the other
sailor were drowned.
Tihe State board of canvassers met
Wednesday and canvassed the returns
from se'.eral special elections, declar
in't the c-saIits. Mr. McDermott was
declared electei senator ft'mi Hiorry
yuoty: and' Mr. Cro'ssort will succeed
Col. Gritlith in the senate from Lexing
ton county. Mr. Brantley was de
elared elected a member ot the house
from Orangeburg county to succeed Dr.
DEWEY IS MAD.
Because He Was Criticised for
Giving Away the House
THE PEOPLE GAVE HIM.
ays He Would Give it Back
to the Donors if it Were
in His Power to
A special dispatch from Washington
to The News and Courier says Admiral
Dewey is out in an interview complain
ing against what he claims to be unjust
and unpardonable condemnation of his
course in transferring his house to his
wife, who subsequently transferred the
property to the Admiral's son, George.
The Admiral displays considerable
temper in his condemnation of the
newspapers and the public for criticis
ing his action, and declares he would
not have accepted the house had he
understood that a string was attached
to it. He claims the right to dispose
'of it according to his own ideas, and
he believed he .was doing an act which
would meet universal approval by giv
ing the house to his wife so she might '
have the pleasure of bestowing it upon
his son. The Admiral is reported to
have made the following remarkable
"While I was a hero two months ago
I am now reduced to such a position
that certain people cannot say things
too villanous, too scurrilous awouL me;
and no one defends me. If I was so
much of a hero then and tne American
people thought well.enough.of- me to
give me this house, why do no some of
those people defend me now?
"If I had known how much trouble,
how much villanous abuse was to come
upon me as the result of accepting this
house I would never have taken it at
the hands of the American people.
When I sailed into Manilla Bay over
dangerous grounds, with death and even
worse in front of us, I little thought
that in such a brief period of time af
ter I returned to my native land the
American people would countenance
such monstrous attack upon me because
I was doing what I considered to be
the most gracious thing I could do, to
present my home to my bride.
"I do not intend to arraign the entire
American people for the acts of a few,
but I am hurt; I am cut to the quick. I
have never felt so badly in all my life.
want the American people to know it.
I want them to know that if I could I
would return to the contributors to the
fund the house purchased with it. I
would never in the world have accepted
it if I had known what it would cost
me. If I should feel to-morrow as I
feel to-night I would cut it all, throw
up everything., go on the retired list
and go abroad. In.fact I feel so dis
couraged, so worn out to-night that I
aearcely know what I will do. I hard
ly feel like living in a country where I
can be attacked in such an outrageous
manner without being defended by any
One report printed has it. that the
transfer was made to preserve the house,
as Admiral Dewey fears a suit for
breach of promise will be instituted
against him by a lady employed in the
bureaai of equipment, of which the ad
miral was the head before he was as
signed to the charge of the Asiatic
squadron. It is stated upon what ap
pears to be reliable authority that an
engagement of marriage existed .be
tween the two at the time of the ad
miral's departure from this country
more than two years ago. There is
deep regret mingled wita the indigna
tion, but no one as yet has felt called
upon to defend his course, and even his
best friends feel that he has shown
bad taste in the matter, to say the least.
Gold Medal for Blue.
A dispatch from Columbia says the
beautiful and artistic gold medal for
Lt. Victor Blue, U. S. A., South Caro
lina's hero in the Cuban war, has
arrived. The association for Patriotic
A ward was formed January 31, 1899,
with Mrs. Ellison Capers as president
and Mrs. E. WK. Screven as secretary
and treasurer. Its object was to pro
cure a suitable testimonial to Lt. Victor
Blue, and it was then and there
decided that the testimonial should
take the shape of a handsome gold
medal. The secretary was instructed to
write to a lady in each town and con
siderable village informing of her ap
pointment as collector for the associa
tion and requesting her to gather funds
for the medal. No sum was named
the association desiring the offering to
be as general as possible, what each
one was able to give, however small, a
voluntary and cheerful outpouring
throughout the state. In four months,
over $300 were sent in, coming from all
quarters of the state, and accompanied
by let ters testifying to the senders
pleasure at the opportunity.
Joseph Richards, of Macon, Ga.,
white, twenty-eight years of age, the
owner of a dray line, hanged himself
Thursday. The suicide was the re
sult of religious mania. Richards had
attended the Silvation Army at
Augusta. Thursilay morning he told
one 'of his men that he had been tried
Wednesday night before the bar ef
God for a great crime that he had com
mitted an tha: ha m-23t die and n~t
see the f d of GAl. Au hour later
his body aca found suspended from a
-Returned to Columbia.
The Keeley Institute, which for some
mnths has had its establishment in
Charleston, is now located in Columbia,
where it will be ready for the reception
of patients on and after Monday, De
cember 4th. The fame of the Keeley
ure for the whiskey habit is now firmly
established. There are so many in
stances,"all over the country, of its
blessed effects, that the best testi
monials of its success are in the num
bers of men whom it has released from
the thraldom of the bottle and restored
to happiness and usefulness.
The whiskey habit is recognized as a
disease, and for the cure of that disease
the Keeley treatment is employed with