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VOiL. XIV II. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY2.93 O 4
A White Man Shot by a Negro With
His Owni Gun.
TWO NEGROES WERE KILLED
By Way or etaliation. ami the Res
of the Negroes Are Afraid
to Go Near The
A special dispatch to The State from
Batesburg says news has just reached
there that Willie Hall, a young white
man living eight miles south of this
place. just over the Aiken county line,
was killed Wednesday afternoon by -a
negro. George Edwards. Hall kept a
country store and was postmaster at
Chinquepin, in Aiken county. The
killing was on the Lexington side, one
mile from hIall's ho'me. The negro
was in the house of Lewis Head.
another negro. and Hall was in the
yard. Edwards used a single barreled
shot gun. and after firing on Willie he
assaulted Judson Hall. a younger
brother, and would have killed him
had not other. prevented. Edwards
escaped to the swamp nearby. Blood
hounds have been wired for and much
Another dispatch to The State says
only meagre particulars can be iather
ed from the tragedy. Persons coming
to twon for a coflin for Hlall Thursday
morning said the parties had had an
old trouble that was renewed Wednes
day morning at Hall's store. the negro
firing off a gun and acting defiantly.
After that Hall and his brother, Jud
son, went a mile or so over in Lexing
ton and came up with Edwards in the
house of Lewis Head. colored. The
Halls had each a single-barreled
They got between the negro and his
gun, and a colored woman ran in be
tween the parties, and the negro
reached around her and jerked Wille's
gun, and turning it on its owner fired,
shoot.ng him through the heart and
killing him instantly. He then sprang
at the younger Hail and a fierce strug
gle ensued for the possession of Jud
son's gun. Edwards dragged young
Hall and beat and kicked him. but the
latter held on to his weapon till the
negro left and Hall ran off for help.
Young Judson Hall. seeing the clothes
of his brother on fire, thus showing the
clese quarters of the parties at the
time of the shooting, told the woman
to throw water on him to put it out.
Beats the Jim Crow.
The Columbia State says a year
ago a white man was killed by a negro
in Linton, Ind. Since that time no ne
groes have been allowed in Linton.
On Monday the Wallace circus was
billed in that town and the manage
ment was warned in advance that the
65 negroes connected with the show
should not be brought to Lenton, so
-the negroes we)e taken to a town six
miles south of Linton and left while
the circus went on. A crowd met the
train and several hundred men in
spected the outiit to see that there
were n >negroes along. Special
coache-s were sent for the negroes left
behind and this train was rnn up to
Linton at night when the circus was
ready to leave and as the train passe d
through the town the negroes crouch
ed behind the seats to avoid danger.
This mode of traveling in a northern
State is a little worse than the Jim
Crow cars down south, isn't it?'
-Assault on Negro Girl.
- At Charleston Dan Sumters, a negro
criminal, was arrested Tuesday morn
ing of the charge of rape and commit
ted to jail without bail. The crime
was committed on Victoria Grant, a
16-years-old girl of his own race.
Another negro, whose name is un
known, is implicated in the crime.
The girl alleges that Sumter and an
other negro. whose name she does not
know, forced their way into her room
Tuesday morning about 2:30 o'clock
and ravished her, one holding her in
turn while the other committed crimi
nal assult upon her. She made an out
cry, when Sumter drew a knife and
stabbed her in the thigh. Both made
their escape, but Sumter was arrested
by the police several hours afterwards.
Save the Birds.
The State says: "The first case un
der the new game law in Virginia
came up in the Ridhmond police
the other day when the offender was
fined two dollars for capturing two
birds. This was the minimum tine
but the justice declared that next
time he would give the oftender the
limit. We would like to see some such
regulation as this on our South
Carolina statute books and to see it
strictly enforced. If there is now
such a law it is not enforced. An
instance came under our obseavation
recently when two of these matchless
songsters were sold for 30 cents in this
city." To which we add our endorse
Paid the Penalty.
A special dispatch to the Augusta
Chronicle says after having been
chased through seven county among
the swamps of the Altamaha and the
O)cmulgee by a posse of determined
farmers, Ed Claus, who assaulted Miss
JTohnisou. at Darien Junction, Ga. last
week. was caught while asleep, and
quickly sent to his doom by the mob.
The negro begged piteously for his
life but the members of the posse. all
friends of bis victim. patid no heed to
his pleadings. ie was swung from a
limb and his body riddled with bullets.
A New Remedy.
The bee-sting as a cure for rheuma
tism has received serious medical en
dorsement. Dr. Perc of Warburg,
Germany. has announced that he has
proven the ellicacy of the treatment
in 500 cases,-and has cured the most
obstinate and painful rheumatism.
When the sufTerer from rheumatism
is stung. the part does niot swell until
the bee poison has been frequently in
troduced, when the pain vanishes.
Dr. Perc cause i his patients to be
stung at first by a few bees, and then
adunally increases the number.
THE NEGRO UST GO.
That Is the Meaning or the Rtace War
It is a common error fur negroes i'
the South to believe that their best
friends are at the North, and that no
matter what they did down this way
to the white people would be endorsed
by the white people of the North.
For the benefit of this class of ne
groes we publish the -extracts from
Northern papers. In speaking of the
race trouble in Indiana the New York
"It has remained for a Northern
State to institute a crusade airainst
the negro race. The sporadic cases
of peonage brought to light in Ala
bama-and which her own citizens,
grand juries and judges are denounc
ing and punishing-are of tratrng
significance compared with the ouL
rages and deliberate cruelties reported
in our dispatcies from Indiana.
Droves of inofTensive negroes driven
from their homes in Evansville are
making their way to towns in the
southern part of the State, pleading
for work and shelter. These desti
tute and unfortunate refugees are
met outside the towns and villages by
"committee" which turn them away
with threats of violence. In places
where laborers are urgently needed
and men of any kind with white
skins would be gladly employed. the
pleadings of these starving black men
for a chance to toil are brutally re
jected. It is incredible that civilized
communities living under the stripes
should be so inhuman, and we are
forced to the conclusion that the
"committees" are constituted by the
more ignorant and turbulent element
in the population of the places from
which these homeless wanderers are
A Supposed Corpse Runs Aaway As
Jury Writes Verdict.
Henry Hines, Charleston. S. C. who
several days ago was declared to have
been murdered by a negro named Ish
mael, is today a well man and in per
feet condition, with the exception of
a scar in his head intlicted with a
brick in the hands of Ishmael. Hines
came to life while the coroner was
busy inquiring into the cause of his
death. and jumped the inquest.
At a picnic given at Pedee, S. C..
several days ago Hines was struck in
I the head with a brick by Ishmael,
who was promptly arrested and lodged
in jail on the charge of murder. Coro
ner Dolliver was summoned, and ar
rangements were made for holding t be
inquest. A jury was sworn, and after
viewing the body it was removed un
I der a clump of bushes to protect it
from the sun. The jury repaired a
short distance away under the shade
of a large oak, there to hear the testi
mony. Several witnesses were ex
amined, all of whom testified that
Hines was struck in the head with a
brick or rock by Ishmael. While the
jury was writing the inquest Hines
came to life, the blow having stunned
him, and he decamped without giving
an explanation to the coroner or the
jury that declared him dead officially.
When the coroner discovered that
his corpse had disappeared there was
great consternation and surprise.
Many believed that Hines' bcdy had
been carried into a swamp near by by
a large alligator. The mystery was
explained tne following day when
Hines called at the coroner's oitice
and told him that while he and his
jury were declaring him dead he was
busy coming to life. Ishmnael was
released from prison when the facts
became known, much to his delight.
A dispatch from Georgetown to The
State says: "A negro man committed
suicide Thursday by jumping off the
dock into the river. He was probably
intoxicated or insane, but the method
and time selected -by him for drowning
himself made the deed rather spec
tacular. A steamer load of negro ex
cursi'nists was just leaving the dock
when this man, who held a walking
stick in his hand, was seen to leap in
to the river. He apparently made no
attempt to swim, but rose three
times, each time brandishing the cane
in the air, as if saluting some one on
the steamer. At length he disappear
ed, but for a full minute afterwards
the end of the cane was raised above
te surface. Men in a boat reached
the spot where the negro sank too
late to save him, and his body has not
et been found.
Eastshore Term inal Sold.
The East Shore Terminal and the
Commercial Compress and Wharf
property in Charleston were sold Tues
day by the order of the United States
circ~t court to satisfy mortgages of
1,300,000 and $22,781, respectively.
The property was bought in by
President R. G. Erwin, of the Antlic
ICoast Line and general Counsel Fair
fax Harrison of the Southerh railway,
Ias joint tenants in common. There
Iwas only one bid on both properties,
this being made by Mr. Harrison.
The properties were bought at the up
set prices. $30,000 and $20,000, re
spectively, which is extremely cheap.
At the sale were attorneys and int r
ested railroad men. The sale was
made by Capt. Jamas F. Redding,
action for ~Soecial Master W. E.
Huger. The :sale was confirmed by
ordr of the court immediately after
Bribe Taker Convicted.
At St. Louis, Mo., the jury in the
case of ,Julius Lehmann, former mem
ber of the house of delegates, charged
with bribery in connection with the
passage of the city lighting bill. re
Iturned a verdic:t Wednesday aftrnoon
inding the defendant guilty. is
punishment was tixed at seven years in
the penitentiary. the maximum
punishment under the law for the
crime of which he was convicted. it
took the jury just seven minutes in
whih to reah its verdict.
SLAIN BY A MOB.
Citizens Lynch the Man in Whos
Yard Hall Was Killed.
A SEQUEL OF THAT MURDER.
Head Was in Conspiracy to Murde
Hall. Details of the Latest
Appeal to Jud:e
The Batesburg correspondent o
The State says just across the line it
Aiken county Willie Hall was burle<
Thursday morning in Mountabl<
churchyard. Not two miles away lie
the dead body of Dennis Head, a ne
gro, shot to death in sight of his home
Your correspondent visited the scenes
of the recent tragedies Friday. goi n(
first to the home of Dennis Head, col
ored, where the Hall murder was com.
mitted. The house, a tiny log cabin
stands on a hill in the middle of
corntield, and in the door, gazing oul
into tie west, sat an old negro woman
wizened in years, the mother of Den
nis Head. Near her on a bench waw
an aged man, her husband. he is s(
, ld that he sits in a half stupor amc
cannot answer any questions put to
him. Elsie Head, the sister of Denni:
1 Head, a negro girl of about 25 years
told The State representative Frida)
of the killing of Willie Hall, giving ir
substance the same account as alread3
printed in The Stvte.
THE MURDER OF HALL.
It seems that George Edwards, a
negro came into the store of the Halls
on Wednesday afternoon and asked
Willie Hall to exchange some tobaccc
tags which he had for a small present
of some kind. There had been feel
ing between the negro and Hall for
some time on account of a previous
dispute concerning a purchase in the
store. The negro carried a shotgun
and looking at it, Hall said: "You
have got that gun for me." The ne
gro made some surly reply and going
out of the store halted on the bridge
and fired a shot in the air. He then left
the scene. going to the home of Dennis
Head. in Lexington county, about
three-quarters of a mile away. Not
long afterwards. so Judson Hall him
self-told your correspondent Friday,
he and his brother loaded their shot
gums and followed the negro intend
ing to whip him and teach him a
lesson. Arriving at the home of
Dennis Head they found Edwards
seated jusz't inside the door. Both
men leveled the irguns at him,and, as
they entered the house, Elsie Head
rushed past and out of the door. Ed
wards seized Will Hall's gun by the
muzzle and a terriffc struggle ensued
in which the negro captured the
weapon, and turning, shot his assail
ant through the abdomen. The
wounded man cried: "I am shot," and
half fell, half walked down the steps
into the yard, where he expired in a
few minutes. 'Edwards rushed at Jud
son Hall, the younger brother, and
ried to wrest his shotgnn from him,
but Elsie Head assisted the white man
in the struggle and finally the negro
looked Hall in the eye and said: "Let
e go; I won't shoot you." Judson
all took the gun, and, examining it,
said it was not loaded, so he says. In
some way Edwards gained possession
or it and ran across the fields un
olested because his opponent was
The coroner was summoned and
viewed the bcdy of Hall, but the in
uest was not held until Friday morn
ng, when a verdict was rendered say
ng than Edwards had committed the
rime. The same afternoon Butler
Fox, a resident of Batesburg, bought
number of shotgun shells and some
rifles in the town, saying that his
"partner" had been killed, and that
ther men were in danger.
DENNIS HEAD KILLED.
Soon after the moon rose the same
ight Dennis Head, a negro living in
Aiken perhaps a mile and a half across
the county line, was called to his door
y a number of white men who asked
for a drink of water. As he opened
the door one of the men clubched him
by the wrist saying: "You are under
rrest," and carrying him into the
road a few bendred yards away. His
wife tells the rest of the story, for
strange though it may seem, no one
else could be found who could or
would tell anything about Head's
killing. Jesse Butler, a negro of 18
years, went with Head into the road,
says his wife, but soon ran back cry
ing that he had been cruelly beaten.
Shots were heard immediately after
wards and the men left the scene.
One of the women ran out into the
road and stumbled over tihe body of
Head. She threw aer arms around
his neck and he muttered some inco
berent phrase. The woman was Ler
ried by the crime and ran away leav
ing the dyir g man. His body was
not removed until Thursday morning,
and Friday aiternoon it was lying on.
the porch of the cabin covered by a
sheet and shieldei from the sun by a
few quilts hung on a chair. A negro
sat near and waved a leafy bough to
keep away the incessant swarm of
lies, the while crooning a plaintive
song. The man was shot through
the left side of the stomach and must
have died in agorny. Clara 1[ead, his
wife, said that Butler believed that
there were three meun in the party
and that H~ead was tied while they
were whipping the smaller boy. in
the road lay a harness strap tied into
a knot, the negro's hat. buggy whip
broken to pieces, and a shot gun shell
f'rom a 12-bore gun. Head's body was
still lying on his porch Friday night,
awaiting the coroner. In the house
Iat the time of the crime were two ne
gro women, f'our children and the
FIRsT KILLING PLANNE~D.
Judson Hall, a brother of the dead
man, told a gentleman of Batesburg
Ithat Dennis Head, Lonney .Johnsor
and George Fdwards had planned the
Ikilling of his brother long before it
Iwas consummated, but this story j:
not generally credited. However, il
shows that there was enmity agains1
Head by the Balls. Butler Fox alst
.lohnsonu and said that the crowd
wished to catch him. It is highly
probably that Jobnson, if caught,
may suffer the extreme penalty.
A peculiar fact was developed at the
coroner's inquest Thursday when Jud
son Hall testitied that in the struggle
that occurred in the house where hih
brother was killed *hat his own gun
was discharged. Ire says that be does
not know how it occurred. It is pos
sible that he himself unwillingly may
have been the author of his brother's
death. The negroes in the outlying
districts are terrified by the recent oc
currences but are not leaving the
county. They refuse to say any
Mhing about the crime and the white
man are equally as reticient.
The best people of Batesburg itself
deplore the killing of Head heirtily,
but ridicule the idea of a race war.
It is thought by many people that
blind tiger whiskey played a promi
- nent part in the homicide. The scene
of the crimes is in the heart of the
sandhills in a lonely and unpopulated
Mr. J. R. T. Major drove with your
correspondent through the portion of
tie two counties where the homicide
occurred. Sheriff Alderman of Aiken
county come to the county line Friday
and will probably take active step to
find the men who killed Head. There
are no fears of further trouble here
Friday night and steps will be taken
immediately through the governor
and the proper authorites to deter
mine who are the guilty parties.
ANOTHER A CCOUNT
Which Gives a Different Light to
The State correspondent at Aiken
says he drove ut to the scene of the
Hall murder Thursday night, The
published reports so far are correct.
Willie Hall was a man about 33 years
old and was a quiet, inoffensive young
citizen. The whole family are good,
law-abiding people, and although they
had all been warned repeatedly of the
negro, George Edwards, they had
merely asked him several - times to
keep away from their premises. From
what can be learned in the neighbor
hood, Willie Hall had ample provoca
tion to punish Edwards severely sev
eral times, but had not desired trou
ble, and only asked to be let alone.
Young Judson Hall is only 20 years
old and would, without doubt, have
been killed also had it not been for.
the intervention of the colored woman,
Hilsey Head. As ;t is, he is badly
beaten up in the face and breast.
Thursday about 1 a. m., a posse in
search of George Edwards went to the
house of Dennis Head, a known pal of
Edwards, and, upon being refused ad
mittance, broke open the door and
dragged out Dennis and a negro boy
about 18 years of age. The negroes
were told that no harm. was intended
and if they would keep quiet the white
men would search the house and leave
them alone. As a precaution against
treachery, Head was bound and plac
ed in a buggy. Head asked the men
to let the boy bring out his clothes so
that he could dress. The men allowed
the boy to go into the house to get
the clothes and when he came back
they told him to toss the bundle to
Head in the buggy. The boy did so,
and the bundle struck the wheel and
a revolver fell out. As soon as the
boy saw that his plan had miscarried
lie drew a pistol and fired point blank
at one of the white men. The men
shot him to pieces and then killed
Head, who had t-.mbled out of the
buggy and was trying to reach his
pistol on the grournd. There is a party
now out searching the swamps for
George Edwards and if he is caught
he will be lynched.
A BAD FELLOW.
Magistrate Shealy of Lexington
county held the inquest over Willie
all's body on Thursday and the jury
brought in the usual verdic; in such
cases. viz: "William Hall was killed
by a'gunshot wound at the hands of
Thie report was current in Aiken
Friday that there was a small race
riot on at Chinquapin. This report
was given color by the killing of the
two negroes Thursday morning. But
nothing of the kind is the case. The neo
groes in the section are quiet and are
seemingly as grieved at the killing of
Mr. Hall as the white people are. The
egro Edwa.rds was a terror to the
community, being an impudent, lazy
scoundrel of the bully type, and it is
only a surprise that he was allowed to
go as far as he did. He is a very
black, thick set, powerful negro about
20 years old, has thick lips, flat nose
and white rolling eyes. Blood hounds
have been ordered by the community,
and if nothing happens to prevent,
Edwards will be caught and lynched.
Mr. Hall's mother is prostrated,
and it is hard for any law-abiding
citizen to hear her screarns of anguish
an1 then blame the people of the
community of desiring to avenge the
ruthless breaking up of an old home
stead and the shattering of an old
He Was Too Rash.
The Columbia State says: "Maj.
Vardaman, who is campaigning for
governor in Mississippi on a platform
of opposition to negro education, de
clared when he started out "that if
Ithe negro could be found who had
graduated at a college and subse
quently worked in the tield he would
'eat him and without salt." Such a
negro has been produced for the ma
jors dinner but at last accounts he
has not even said grace. The major
must be one of those invincibles who
declared before Fort Sumter was tired
on that they would drink all the blood
that w~ 'ld be spilled in a war between
I Dropped Dead.
At Winninpeg, Manitoba, P. M. Ar
thur. grand chief engineer of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
dropped dead Friday night while
speaking at the banquet closing the
annual union convention of the
iBrotherhood of Locomtive Engineerr
which has been in sesssion for the past
few days. Mr. Arthur had just arisen
to respond to a toast and repeated
the words: "It may be my parting
words to many- of you," when he fell
ackward and expired a few minutes
DEADLY TOY PISTOL.
A Large Number of Casualties Fol
lowing the Celebration
OF THE NATION'S NATAL DAY.
A Death Dealing Toy That Should
be Legislated to The Shodes
of Obscurity in all
The Indianapolis Journal says up to
Wednesday reports from the country
at large showed 28 deaths and 1,485
mutilations, many of which will prove
fatal, from fourth of July celebrations.
On the Fourth of July, 1902, 31 per
sons were killed and 2,1649 seriously
injured. The casualties increase every
year with the growth of population
and the multiplication of dangerous
devices for making noise. A large
proportion of the injured who do not
die will be mutilated for life. In addi
tion to personal accidents there is al
ways a list of fires with losses ag
gregrting several hundred thousand
dollars caused by explosions and fire
In view of these annual losses of
life and property and infliction of in
juries and deformities for life, is it
not about time to inquire whether
our manner of celebrating the Fourth
should not be reformed? Is it not a
barbarous -custom that leads us to
identify patriotism oise and to
celebrate the nation's T~r aaf
killing or maiming two or three thous
and. persons every year? How long
will be before we get past the tire
cracker, the torpedo and the tom-tom
stage of civilization that can find no
better way oelebrating independence
and expressing patriotism than in the
making of hideous noises and killing
a large number of men and boys every
year? It is not only a very senseless
custom, but a very costly mode of
celebrating. that involves the annual
sacrifice of so many lives.
TIE LIST INCEEASEs.
Following are a few deaths that
have oocurred since the above was
At Pittsburg, Pa., six boys have
died of teanus zinc, all-the victims of
Fourth of July toy pistols.
At South Norwalk, Conn., Arthur
Cunningham, aged 12 years, is dead
of lockjaw, resulting from injuries re
ceived from sparks while firing a toy
At Detroit, Micb., lockjaw as a re
sult of wounds, from toy pistol on the
Fourth of July claimed two more vic
tims when Israel Ogushavetsz and
William May died.
At Ithaco. N. Y., Harry H.
Bishop, 13 years of.age, died of lock
jaw caused by a slight injury on the
Fourth of July through the exploding
of a blank cartridge.
At Harrisburg.Pa..four deaths from
tetanus of boys ranging in age from 8
to 1f years have occurred ~resulting
from slight injuries received on the
Fourth of July from toy pistols.
At Cleveland, Ohio., Charles Hines
died of tetanus as a result of injury
from a toy pistol received on July 4.
This makes the eighth death there
from lockjaw since the Fourth of
At Philadelphia, Pa., two more
deaths from tetanus as a result of in
juries received from toy pistols oc
curred making a total of seven death
from this dreaded disease since the
Fourth of July. The victims today
were William Karmel, aged 10 years,
and Harry Banks, 6 years old
A Brute by Nature
A dispatch from Gaffney to the
State says Wednesday night about 12
o'clock Goldie Davis. who was drink
ing at the time went to his room at
the Hampton boarding house near the
Gaffney Manufacturing company and
found the electric light globe gone.
He had previously broketi two earlier
in the night. Not being able to make.
a light he went to the bed of V. M.
Ingram, who was sleeping and cursed
him and then began cutting him with
his knif6. Mr. Ingram jumped out of
bed and grabbed a chair to defend
himself, when he was attacked by
Winner Davis, Goldie's brother. Both
rf the Davis boys made their escape.
Mr. Ingram was painfully cut about
the face and neck. Dr. Settlemyer
was called in and dressed the wounds.
A warrant has been sworn out for
the arrest of both of the Davis boys.
It is supposed that they went back to
North Carolina, they having come
here from Forest City about ten days
At London, England, at a meeting
of the executive committee of the
Pilgrims club Wednesday night a
committe was appointed to give effect
to the recent suggestion to erect a
statue to George Washington in Lon
don. It was decided that the sub
scriptions should be entirely confined
to British subjects. Archdeacon Sin
clair, in submitting the plan to the
society, said: " Englishmen have at
last fully recognized the great qual
ities of Washington. I feel assured
that nothing will be more popular in
this country than such a tribute to
that great man of English birth who
has done so much for the world's his
tory, not only for the young nation
across the sea, but for Great Britian
as weli." Archdeacon Sinclair an
nounced that he wvas authorized to
oIler a place for the statue in St. Paul's
A special from Wilson. Arizona,
says- a tight has occurredl between the
men of 1 and M troops on one side
and C E troops on the other, all of the
Fourteenth United States cavalary at
Bonita, three miles from Fort Grant.
Co-poral Seidensticker of troops M,
was fatally wounded in the groin and
trumpeter Davis, also of Troop M,
was shot through both legs. The men
who did the shooting are unknown at
present. One iiundred shots were fired
and a house wrecked. About tifty
mean -a implica-nted.1
PARDONS ASKED FOR.
Last Week Governor Heyward Acted
on Several Application.
The Columbia State says Gov. Hey
ward has declined to pardon Fannie
Carsor, the white woman who in 1895
was convicted of having participated
in the murder of her husband, and is
now serving a life sentence in the
penitentiary. The governor received
from Spartanburg county a mass of
petitions containing the names of
many who declared that they wanted
to see the woman pardoned. But there
were reasons which the govern',r did
not care to express which made him
stay his hand.
The petitions, which were presented
by W. R. Dillingham of Spartanburg,
declare that the woman, who was con
victed in 1895, is weak of mind, and
that at the time of the muder was un
der the influence of Edward Green,
who gained such power of her that he
became master of her will. It was
also declared that she was not actual
ly a participant in the crime. An
other reason advanced is that she
should be at homd to aid in raising
her children, who are being cared for
by her father, a widower. Her health
is said to be declininz. After mature
consideration the governor decided to
let the sentence stand.
Another petition for pardon marked
with the endorsemen J "refused" Wed
nesday was that of Preston Jefferson,
colored, of Sumter county, who was
charged with the worst of all crimes.
The application was presented by
Mrs. A. 1C. Saunders. The petitions
in support were strong, and nany peo
ple think that the guilt was not en
ation shows- that
the application ha& been rejected
about six times, -
Jackison Alston, who is serving -
five-year sentence for manslaughter in
Beaufort county, also failed to re
ceive the pardon asked for through
Mr. W. S. T['linghast and others.
The petition was based on the excuse
of "good behavior" and that others
more criminal than himself had been
pardoned. The presiding judge re
fused to recommend that the pardon
THESE WERE MZORE FORTUNATE.
Tony Brown and John McBride of
Charleston were pardoned upon the
request of the members of the Char
leston drainage commission through
Mr. James Cogrove. It was shown
that these negroes are in the last
stages of consumption and that they
are of no service to the commission
which is draining Charleston neck
with the use of convict labor.
Jacob Epps, a negro boy of Wil
liamsburg, was pardoned. He had
served all but three months of a four
year sentence for assault with criminal
intent. The reason why he was par
doned is that he, too, is in the last
stages of tuberculosis.
William Talley of Greenville, who
had been sentenced to pay a fine of
$100 or to spend one year in jail, had
his sentence commuted to one-half of.
that term and of that amount. The
petition was presented by Mr. J. I.
Earle of Greenville. The negro has
served all of the term which the com
Rev. John Attaway Dead.
Rev. John Attaway died last Tues
day morning at 3 o'clock at his resi
dence in Williamston after several
weeks' confinement to his room, dur
ing which time he suffered greatly
but the same spirit of Christian re
signation which had characterized his
life was with him until the last mo
ment. He had been a minister of the
Methodist church for more than 40
yers and was known throughout the
entire State as a zealous, earnest and
consecrated man of God. The funeral
was conducted by Rev. Samuel Lan
der, D. D., assisted by Rev. A. J.
Cauthen, Jr., and iRev. R. A. Child,
Wednesday afternoon in the William:
ston Methodist church, after which
the remains were interred in the towvn
cemetery in the presence of a' large
gathering of friends and kindred of
the deceased. Besides a wife, several
sons and three daughters survive him,
three of hts sons having been in the
active ministry in the South Carolina
conference of the Methodist h-piscopal
Gov. Heyward has appointed the
beneficiaries who wvill hold scholarships
in the South Carolinia Medical college
at Charleston next year. The State
says there were over 75 applicants and
the governor acted only after very
mature deliberation. The applicants
were highly endorsed as to character
and the recommendations of the
successful applicants were such that
the governor expects much of them.
The appointees are: William Kershaw
Fishburn, Walterboro, Colleton coun
ty, first congressional district; John
K. Neece. Monetta, Saluda county,
second congressional district; John 0.
Lee. Hodges, Abbeville county, third
congressional district; Clifford A.
Smith, Glenn Springs, Spartanburg
county, fourth congressional district;
T. IE. Wannamaker, Jr., Cheraw.
Chesterfield county, fifth congression
al district; Ed ward M. Allen, Florence,
Florence county, sixth congressional
district: W. RI. Bryant, O)rangeburg.
Orangeburg county, seventh congres
Mule Did H im Up.
The Cherokee News says it is report
ed at Galiney that a negro living c'
Broad river was trying to kill h's wife
last week. He cut at her several times
wit~h his knife and was stooping down
to pick up a rock to hit her with
when his mule kicked him back of the
head and knocked him silly. Since
the blow on the head the negro has
been crosseyed and foolish. His wife,
woman like, is nursing and -vaiting on
him. Sambo might be able to run
over Melinda, but he must keep out
of the way of Baalim's heel;.
John G. Wham was grantted bail in
the sum of $4,000 by Judge Dant71.er
last Wednesday. Wham killed L.. W.
Ramage on July 9. Ferg'son &
Featherstone and W. R. Ricey ap
peared for Wham; Solicitor Sera 0.
. Schnmpert for the State.
STATE FARMERS' INSTIT UTE.
Official Announcernent as to the
Gathering at Clemson in August.
The following circular has been is
A farmers' institute will be held _z
Clemson Agricultural college, August
10th to 14, 1903. All farmers who are
interested in farming operations of
every kind and nature are cordially
invited to be present upon that occa
sion. The railroads have offered re
duced rates.* Clemson Agricultural
college is situated one, mile from Cal
houn station on the Sodthern railway
and two miles from Cherry's station
on the Blue Ridge railway.
Lodging will be given to all farm
ers and their wives free of charge in
the barracko of the college. Board
will be bad at the rate of 50 cents a
day; single meals 25 cents. All per
sons who avail themselves of this free
lodging must bring sheets, pillow
cases and towels.
The exercises will begin at 8 p. m.,
Monday, August 10th, and there will
be daily exercises thereafter from 10
a. in., to 12.30 p. in., to 4.30 p. m.; 8
p. M., to 10 p. m.
Tuesday-Meeting of the Agricultu
ral and Mechanical society and discus
sion of the subjects brought before it.
Wednesday -Discussion of subjects
relating to live stock and dairy inter
Tbursday--Discussion of subjects
relating to horticulture.
Friday-General session. The in
stitute will close Friday night.
There will be separate halls provided
for business meetings.
Besides lectures by members of the
faculty of the college a number of dis
tinguished speakers have accepted in
vitations to lecture before the insti
+o Among these may be mention
ed Maj. e - .. vord, chief of
dairy division, U. S., debar41ent of
agriculture: Mr. John Hamiltouii
mers' institute specialist of the U. S.,
department of agriculture; Mr. M. V.
Richards, land and industrial agent
for the Southern Railway company;
Col. R. J. Redding, director of the
Georgia experiment station; F. J
Merriam, editor Southern Ruralist;
Col. R. B. Watson of the State Agri
cultural and Mechanical society.
An hour each day an expert will dis
cuss the subject of domestic science
for the benefit of the ladies who may
attend the farmers' institute.
Ample opportunities willbe afforded
every one to visit and inspect all parts
of the college and experiment station.
P. H. MEL,
*The Southeastern Passenger asso
ciation has granted a rate on all rail
roads in the State of one first-class
fare, plus 25 cents, for the round trip.
Minimum fare 50 cents.
THE COURTS DELAY
Caused the Lynching of a White Man a
At Mayesville, Ky., enraged at the <
court's action, a mob broke into the
Flemingsburg jail Wednesday morn
ing and hanged William Thacker, a
white man, who had'been given a life g
sentence for the murder of John Gor
don, two years ago.
Thacker, in a quarrel with Gordon
at Foxport, fought and killed him,
then sat on his body with a winches
ter in his hands while he smoked a
pipe and dared any one to attempt to
arrest him. At the time Thacker
escaped, but later he was arrested and i
lodged in jail at Flemingsburg. He E
was given two trials and finally got a '
life sentence. Gordon was a good (
itizen. Thacker appealed to th'e
court of appeals and was waiting fort
another trial. He had some money
and was able to command the support
of some influential men, and it is i
feared he might have escaped punish- 3
The mob colected at Mt. Carmel, ]
where Gordon once lived, and came t
into Flemingsburg by twos and threes, c
in order not to arouse suspicion. They a
advanced upon the jail shortly after c
midnight. The jailer refused to sur-i
render the keys, but he was overpow- t
ered and the keys taken from him.
Thacker was buried to a tree near the a
jail and given two minutes to say his
prayers, which be refused to do, but
beged for life. To hush his cries he
was hit on the head with a rock and s
his unconscious body was strung up f
until life had become extinct. 1
The Law's Delay.
Here Is a story condensed from the
current issue of Harper's Weekly:
There is now at large in the State of e
Delaware and enjoying freedom a ne-a
gro named Neal, who twenty-four a
years ago committed a criminal assault
on a white woman and then attempt
ed to hide that crime by murdering
the woman. Antony Higgins, former f
United States Senator and now a lead- (
ing Republican politician of Delaware,
was Neal's counsel and managed to j
obtain his freedom and escape from j
any kind of punishment for his double t
crime on a technicality, after his i
lient had been three time sentenced
to death. Harper's Weekly gives the I
facts more in detail and drclares that t
but for the memory of Neal's case the I
negro White would not have been (
burned at the stake in Wilmington a
the other day. The law's delays are
responsible for much of the lynch law
in the country, for the people have a I
way of remembering these things. I
An Ugly Crime.
Hon. James L. Shelton, ex-memberi
of the assembly from Louis county1
and a resident of Richmond, Va., was s
attacked by negroes and beaten into I
insensibility, while walking in the
grounds of the Hermitage Golf club,
in the western suburbs ef the city,
with a young lady, a nurse in one of
the hospitals, Friday night. It is re
ported that the young lady was drag
ged into an adjoining tield and felon- t
iously assisted, but so far this lacks y
confirmation. It is authoritatively. E
stated that the negroes did not ac
complish their purpose on the young ]
THE STATE PRISON.
Liearly Halt of the Inmates Convicted
of Crimes Against the Peace.
SEVEN HUNDEED CONVICTS.
Large Percentage Been Convicted of
Murder, There Being 100
of That Class Last
Of the 716 convicts in the State
prison 339 have been convicted of
crimes of violence. This statement
will indeed be surprising-that over 45
per cent. of the prisoners in the peni
tentiary are being punished for mur
der, manslaughter and assault and.
battery. Not all of the convictions
bave been made on such charges, how
!ver, for on the county chaingangs
there are fewer prisoners who are pay
ing the penalty of violations of the
peace of the commonwealth.~ The.fol
owing statement shows the number
f convicts in the prison and the
rimes which they commited:
Uanslaughter ............. ..108
Larceny from the person..... ... 3
Yrand larceny... ............1
Larceny of bicyle............. 7 ,
rbrowing missile at train. .....2
)bstructing railroad.. ..... ...7
Burglary . .................26
Housebreaking and larceny....... 65
lousebreaking and com. larceny.. 1
hoting in car...............1
Jarbreaking and larc env..........17
arceny of live stock.'. .. ......15
Burglary and larceny of live stock. 1 -2
Lssault and battery with intent to
id ad..atry with intent to
kill...........N. . 3
issault and battery.........
3reach of trust.............. 2
)btaining goods under false p
~Iousebreaking in night time...... I
teceiving stolen goods..........
5urglary and larceny..........85
kccessory to murder............ 2
3urglary and attempt to ravish... 3
7iolating dispensary law........1
lighway robbery........... .... 15
"rimes against morality.......... 3
The report of the attorney general
or last year shows thdt of the 1,731
ases tried there were 1,054 convic
ions, and of these convictions there
vere 353 cases of violation of the
eace. The solicitors' reports show the
ollowing results in murder trials.
irst circuit, convicted 18, acquitted
9; Second circuit, convicted 13, ac
uitted 27; Third circuit, convicted 7,
cquitted 9; Fourth circuit, convicted
acquitted 4; Fifth circuit, convict
d 4, acquitted 11; Sixth circuit, con
icted 22, acquitted 10; Seventh cir
nit, convicted 12, acquitted 7; Eighth
ircuit, convicted 36, acquittal 14.
Total, convicted 101; acquitted 102.
The number of conviction this year
bows an increase over last year, It is
enerally stated.-The State.
.NORTH IS UlK THE SOUTE.
iew York and New Jersey 13eople
Aroused to Lynching Point.
When it comes to lynching a fiend
er the usual crime there is no differ
nce between the North and South.
hbe quick wit of a deputy sheriff at
~osackie, N. Y., Tuesday afternoon
revented the lynching of James Lit
le, a 19-year-old negro hailing from
ummerhurst, N. Y., who Tuesday
corning near New Baltimore criminal
7 assaulted Emma Cole, aged 11
ears, daughter of Joseph Cole, a
armer living one mi'le back of New
~altimore. The negro escaped after
breatening the child with death. Two
ther children had given the alarm
nd Mr. Cole and neighbors met the
bild coming home and at once organ
red a party to scour the woods. Lit
le was captured on the railroad track
iear Corsackie, and he confessed the\
ssault and was locked up. A mob of
50 enraged farmers started from New
saltimore for Coxsackie. augmented
Iy a large number of striking Cox
akie moulders and river men, all
rankly vowing their intention to -
Vnch the negro. Deputy Sheriff Van
soon, realizing that the coming of.
arkness would mean the breaking of
he flimsy local lockup and the violent
.eath of his prisoner, smuggled the
.egro out and took him down the river
n the boas to Catskiil, where there is
well built jail. The Cole. child is
eriously injured, but may recover.
Shooting Affray in Columbra.
At Columbia Will Holland was
atally wounded at 6 o'clock Wednes- -
ay morning -by J. W. Burkh:a1ter.
~hey are both young white men and
lurkhalter bears a good reputation.
Iolland is said to be wild and con
inually in trouble, and the police had
sanished him from the city after re
eated terms in the city jail. Hol
and lived with the keeper of a house
f ill fame, who called herself by his
ame. Since his banishment from the
ity he has been living at Cayce,
cross the river, where Burkhalter
ias a telegraph operator. They got
equainted and were friends. Wed
iesday morning Burkhalter saw Hol
and crawling in a window and fired
our shots at him, two of which hit,
ne in the stomach. He was immed
ately arrested and Holland was taken
o the hosptital. Burkhalter claims
elf-defense as Holland had a pistol,
ut did not fire it.
W1hite Man Must Hang.
The surpreme court at Tallahasse,
la.. last Wednesday adirmed the de
ision of the circuit court in the case.
f the State vs. William Sylvester and
,nless the pardoning board intervenes
.e will hang.- Sylvester was convict
d of the murder of Edward Burton,
2aster mechanic of the Seaboard Air
ine shops at Fernandfina, who had