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A FOOL WITH MONEY.
A Rich Old New York Nan "Hoo
dooed" by a Woman.
THE GREEN TRAGEDY RECALLED
Hannah Elia, About Whom Prom
inent New Yorker Was Mur
dered, the Woman in
A dispatch from New York says the
murder several months ago of Andrew
Green, known as the rather of Greater
New York and one of New York's
most prominent public men, was re
called Wednesday when suit was
brought by John R. Platt against
Hannah Elias, a mulatto, to recover
certain real estate and money in
banks, held in her name. Mr. Green's
murderer, a negro named Williams,
said his victim bad interfered to
separate him (Williams) and Hannah
Elias. Williams was declared Insane
and sent to an asylum. He had an
noyed Mr. Green for some time and
Mr. Green had said he never saw the
woman Williams referred to. It
developed after the murder that
Hannah Elias had become wealthy
and occupid a costly residence in Cen
tral park, west.
Mr. Platt In his suit asks the court
to hold that Hannah Elias holds prop
erty as trustee for him on the ground
that the money paid for the grounds
and premises were procured from him
by "fraud, duress, coercion and black
mail without any consideration." In
the papers filed, Mr. Platt says that
he is upward of 83 years old, a retired
merchant, in feeble health and a wid
ower. He says that he first met
Hannah Elias prior to January, 1896;
that she represented herself to be a
single woman of Spanish blood, but
that he discovered afterwards that
she was the wife of one Mathew C.
Davis. The papers go on to say that
soon after Mr. Platt formed her ac
quaintance she told him that he had
gained her love.
Mr. Platt says that these protesta
tions of love were a scheme on her
part to enable her to coerce and black
mail him into giving her large sums
of money. According to the papers
filed, Mrs. Elias said her husband was
a negro and that her husband threat
ened to do the plaintiff bodily
harm and expose him. The plaintiff
states that he paid Mrs Elias $685,
000 at different times between the
years 1896 and 1904. It is further
alleged that Mrs. Elias told the plain
tiff that she could not obtain a divorce
unless her husband received $6,000
and that as a result of threat made
by her he paid that sum of money
and she obtained the divorce. This
amount he, alleges, never was paid to
the husband, and that during the year
1897 he was coerced into paying the
husband, who in the meantime had
been divorced, the sum of $16,000 not
to press a thrbatened suit.
DROUGHT PARTLY BEEIED.
Many Sections ot State Still in Sore
Need of Rain.
The Columbia State says the re
ports that came in to Section Direc
tor Bauer Tuesday indicated that
.the rains of the day before had entire
* ly relieved the droughty conditions in
Alabama and Georgia, where from
one to two inches and over fell on all
sections of these States, but only parts
of South Carolina were relieved. Wes
.' tern North Carolina and the western
counties of South Carolina and the
long suffering Savannah experienced
good rains, almost as much as they
needed, but the remainder of the
State had light rains. Lexington,
-Aiken, Saluda, Greenwood, Newberry,
Laurens and Spartanburg counties
were the most generously dampened,
while the rainfall westward was light,
as it was in the Congaree valley.
Thcse sections received enough rain
to bring up late cotton and corn. con
cerning which there has been much
fear the past few days. The rain
came too late for the wheat and oat
crops generally over the State, but
these crops are in fairly good condi
tion in the western counties.
In Charleston county, Observer
Jesunofsky reports the drought is the
most severe that section has experi
enced since rain records began to be
regularly kept there 166 years ago.
Charleston had a quarter of an inch
Monday night but in April only eigh
teen hundredths of an inch fell and
May up to Monday was even worse.
in the two months not enough rain
had fallen to make one respectable
shower. The severe drought extends
over Beaufort and Hampton counties,
but these places have had a little
more rain than Charleston.
The national weather bureau at
Washington says although cotton
contin'les small, a general improve
ment in its condition is indicated,
especially in the central and western
districts where rains have been well
distributed and generally ample. The
least favorable crop reports are receiv
ed from Georgia, Florida and portions
of South Carolina, where the drought
continues. Lice are not so generally
reported in the central and eastern
districts as in the previous week, ex
cept in Georgia, but boll weevills con
tinue to increase in the southwest and
central cotton counties of Texas. As
a rule the crop is well cultivated. *
The Farmers' Friend.
The State says a government expert
estimates that in Virginia alone the
consumption of weed seed by part
ridges is no less than 573 tons a year.
This expert further avers that the
partridge is the deadly enemy of the
boll weevil. And the partridge is only
one of the many of the bird tribe
which work unceasingly for the wel
fare of the farmer, who oftener return
evil than good to his feathered friends.
A Sale Bet.
The State says: "W. E. Curtis
writes that the only armed opposition
to American rule in the Philippines is
"a small band of so-called 'patriots'
who are hiding somewhere in the
mountains of northern Luzon." Yet
we are wil Ing to venture that Mr.
Curtis is not making excursions Into
any quarter of the country that is not
throughly guarded by American sol
Thomas Moore of Hartford, Conn.,
committed suicide at the McCain
house in Asheville Friday afternoon
by shooting himself through the head
with a revolver. Mr. M~oore was an
Invalid and it is presumed that Ill
health caused him to commit the
THE STATE CAMPAIGN.
The Assessments Upon the Candi
dates the Same a* Last Year.
The State says the sub-committee
appointed to arrange a hcbedule for
the State campaign met in the office
of Gen. Wilie Jones, State chairman,
at the Carolina National bank last
night. The dates of the meetings
and the assessments upon candidates
were decided upon.
At a former meeting it was decided
not to require attendance upon all the
meetings by candidates who are with
out opposition. The assessments fixed
Thursday night are: For candidates
for governor, $50; for lieutenant gov
ernor, $12.50; for adjutant general,
$25; for all other State offices, 837.50;
for congress, $50; for solicitor, 825.
The itinerary as mapped out by the
committee is as follows:
Sumter, Tuesday, June 21st.
Manning, Wednesday, June 22d.
Monk's Corner, Thursday, June 23.
Georgetown. Friday, June 24.
Kingstree, Saturday, June 25.
Conway, Tuesday, June 28.
Marion, Wednesday, June 29.
Florence, Thursday, June 30.
Darlington, Friday. July 1.
Bennettsville. Saturday, July 2.
Bishopville, Tuesday, July 5.
Chesterfield, Wednesday, July 6.
Camden, Thursday, July 7.
Lancaster, Friday, July 8.
Yorkville, Saturday, July 9.
Union, Tuesday, July 12.
Spartanburg, Wednesday, July 13.
Gaffney, Thursday, July 14.
Greenville, Friday, July 15.
Pickens, Saturday, July 16.
Walhalla, Tuesday, July 19.
Anderson, Wednesday, July 20.
Abbeville, Thursday, July 21.
Greenwood, Friday, July 22.
Laurens, Saturday, July 23d.
Newberry, Monday, July 25.
Orangeburg, Tuesday, July 26.
Bamberg, Wednesday, July 27.
St. Georges, Thursday, July 28.
Charleston, Friday, July 29.
Walterboro, Saturday, July 30.
Beaufort, Tuesday, August 2.
Hampton, Wednesday, August 3.
Barnwell, Friday, August 5.
Aiken, Saturday, August 6.
Edgefield. Monday, August 8.
Saluda, Tusday, August 9.
Lexington, Wednesday, August 10.
Chester, Thursday, August 11.
Winnsboro-, Friday, August 12.
Columbia, Saturday, August 13.
Although the candidates; for the
State offices have until June 20th in
which to file their pledges with the
chairman of the executive committee,
Gen. Wilie Jones, several have al
ready formally entered by sending
their pledges accompanied by the
TAXES HIS OWN LIFE.
Mayor McLane, of Baltimore Shoots
Himself in the Head.
A dispatch from Baltimore says.
Mayor Robert M. McLane, of that
city, shot and killed himself at his
home Monday afternoon in his bed
room at his residence, No. 29 West
Preston street. His bride of less than
two weeks was at the time of the
tragedy asleep in an adjoining room,
and was awakened by the discharge of
the revolver, which Mr. McLane evi
dently fired while standing before the
mirror of the dressing case.
The bullet entered the right tem
ple, and crashed through the head in
the rear of the left eai. Mrs. NcLane
and other members of the household
rushed to the mayor's assistance, but
he. did not regain consciousness after
he fell to the floor, and expired with
in an hour. A number of physician,
who were immediately summoned,
gave the opinion that the wound was
No cause can be assigned for the
act by the members of Mr. McLane's
family. Since the fire of last February
he has been kept assiduously at work
administering the affairs of the city,
besides endeavoring to direct the re
habilitation and rebuilding of the
burned district. This, together with
criticisms by his political opponents,
is thought by many to have caused a
temporary abberration of mind.
Coroner Benjamin F. Hayden sign
ed a certificate giving suicide as the
cause of death, and the remains were
turned over to an undertaking firm to
be prepard for burial.
Murdered His Mother.
At Trenton, N. J., Nathan Sibbett,
the 14-year-old boy who was arrested
Sunday week on the charge of being
responsible for the death of his
mother, whose body was found at her
home at Jacob's creek in a partly de
composed condition, was Friday for
mally commited on a charge of mur
der. The coroner's jury rendered a
verdict to the effect that Mrs. Sibbett
came to her death by being pushed
down stairs by her young son. This
verdict was rendered from the testi
mony of police officials to whom-young
Slbbett made a confession. According
to the testimony of the officers the
lad had a quarrel with his mother on
the Tuesday before her body was
found and he pushed her from the
top of the stairs, her death resulting.
The boy then covered her body with
bed clothing and left the house. He
wandered around the neighborhood
telling those who inquired that his
mother had gone to Philadelphia.
When the house was broken into Sun
day and the body found the boy pro
fessed entire ignorance of his mother's
death. After he had been locked up
and closely questioned by the authori
ties he made the confession which re
sulted in Friday's verdict.
Charged With Murder.
At Winchester, Va., five men,
George, Charles, Raymond and Hun
ter Carver, brothers, and Edgar Car
ter, were arrested Thursday afternoon
near there in connection with the dis
appearance of the Carvers' cousin,
Ashby Pugh, who it is believed has
been murdered. George and Charles
were committed to jail without ball
and the others were released on five
hundred dollars bonds each. The case
as caused the greatest excitement in
the country. Monday morning Pugh
was beaten by the Carvers. They say
he went to the creek to wash the
blood from his fac:e and has not been
The Deadly Farlor Rifle.
A dispatch from Anderson to The
State says by the accidental discharge
of a parlor rifle in the hands of his
young brother Friday afternoon, little
Ralph Edwards, six years of age, was
shot through the head and fatally
wounded. It is not thought that he will
live through the night. The child is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Edwards of
Monterey, Mexico. Mrs. Edwards and
family are spending the summer there
with Mrs. Edwards' mother, Mrs.
Mary Browd, but Mr. Edwards is in
Mexico. . The family is one of the old
est in the city and the news of the ac
cident shnocked evey one.
SAID DEKLEY WAS PARODISE.
A Promoter Who Told Fairey Stories
of Mythical Town.
The Charleston Post says the wilds
of Berkeley county have never been
said to be the fine and glorious coun
try, as one D. L. Risley, president of
the Berkeley Railroad Company, has
represented the place to be, in his
efforts to induce settlersto buy pro
perty and settle in the alleged flourish
ing colonies of Chicora and Berkeley.
A few days ago Attorney Jullian
Mitchell, Jr., representing William
Stofford, instituted proceedings in the
I United States circuit court for a re
ceiver of the Berkeley railroad and to
secure possesion of certain stock. The
numerous affidavits which Mr. Mitch
ell took in the preparation of the
papers to show that Risley is not the
proper party to manage the prop(rty,
cast some interesting light on Risley's
character, and furnishes at the same
time some amusing reading. Never
before was Berkeley county represent
ed as a "paradise," which Risley
claimed for it, and it will be news to
the public to learn that a regular
weekly railroad service is operated
between Brkeley and Chicago. The
Berkeley railroad is a small affair,
running from Menck's Corner to Chi
cora, a distance of ten miles, and ac
cording to one Garrit Dewlnkel, a
Hollander who sold out all his pro
perty in Minnesota and came South to
settle In Berkeley, upon Risley's rep
resentations, the road Is in such a
condition that after getting the free
pass over the road which was given as
a further Inducement for his settle
ment in South Carolina, he was afraid
to use it, and walked the distance of
the road rather than risk his life and
limbs on the- cars.
The following affidavit of Dewinkel
is similar to those filed with the court
which now has the matter under ad
visement, and it will be interesting
and amusing reading to those espec
ially, who are acquainted with the
primitive conditions of life and busi
ness pursuits in the county which is
pictured in such glowing terms by the
State of South Carolina, Charleston
couaty-Personally appeared Garrit
Dewinkel, who being duly sworn, says
he has been living at Springfield, Min
nesota. That he is a native of Hol
land, and not well acquainted with
the language and the country. That
he was induced by Mr. D. L. Risley to
ccme down to Chicora, being induced
thereby by letters from Mr. D. L
Risley to himself, setting forth the
flourishing colonies of Chicora and
Berkeley. That Berkeley was a new
colony and that from the letters from
Mr. D. L. Risley and also from Mr. J.
L. Risley he came to the conclusion
that the country from its description
must -be a paradise, and determined
to come down and buy a farm. He
was also informed that they had a
delightful house, barn, chicken house
and outbuildings which he could rent
very reasonable on the farm, and that
they also enclosed to him a compli
mentary pass over the Berkeley Rail
road Company. That efforts were
made to get him to pay down some
money before leaving his home, which
he declined to do. That upon arriv
ing at Chicora he found no settle
ment at all at Berkeley, and none of
the facts stated in the letters to him
to be true, and that everything had
been misrepresented to him. That
the house they showed him was back
out in the woods--there were no barn,
chicken house and outbuildings on the
farm and one could see through the
roof of the house at almost every
point. That the railroad was in such
a condition that he was afraid to use
his complimentary pass and walked
back. That the whole thing as des
cribed to him was a fraud, and that
he, a poor man, has been put to the
great expense of using his savings to
come down for nothing. That he in
tends to return to Minnesota. That
he sold out everything he owned In
the world at auction to come down
and buy this farm.
That he was also informed to bring
his machine and other appurtenances
of his trade as tailor--that he could
get a number of customers and do a
lucrative business as tailor in this
new settlement. That on his trip up
to Chicora he never saw a single man
who had ever had a suit of clothes
made or would ever have one made to
Found Charred Corpse.
Detectives of Delaware county and
Philadelphia, Pa., are working hard
in an endeavor to unravel the mystery
connected with the finding of the
body of a man on Decoration dayin
the marsh close to the banks of Darby
creek, south of the city. On the banks
of Darby creek are scores of boat
houses, many of them being the rend
ezvous of dissolute men and women
who spend nearly every Sunday dur
ing the summer months in drinking
and carousing. It is evident an at
tempt had been made to destroy all
means of identification by burning
the body and the murderer or mur
derers covered their tracks well.
Within a few hundred yards of the
spot where the body was found is the
farm house of Horne. Oa the night
of Sunday, May 22d, a rope and two
pieces of chain were stolen from
Hone's barn. This chain was found
close to the body of the murdered
man. It had been fastened to fence
pcsts by staples and after close in
vestigation, the detectives have come
to the conclusion that the man had
become involved in a quarrell over a
game of cards in one of the boat
houses and had been murdered; that
his body was chained to the posts,
saturated with oil and then set on
fire. A two gallon oil can, compara
tively new and which had been stolen
from the Horne residence was lying
close to the charred trunk, which
would seem to bear out this theory.
Two suspender buckles, .half of a
hand, and the toe of a shoe are the
only means by which the detectives
can hope to identify the murdered
Two Men And Boy Drowned.
It is feared that two men and a boy
who left Ocean City, N. J., last Thurs
day, bound for Holly Beach, Md., in a
small boat have been drowned. A
boat has been found bottom upward
near Holly Beach. Capt. Isaac Jones
of this place had charge of the boat
and was going sturgeon fishing. He
had with him William Short and Wil
liam Jones, the latter fifteen years
Two Vititors Killed.
While attempting to cross theWa
bash tracks at St. Louis, near the Van
deventer avenue station Friday night
Miss S. II. Unger, of Martinsville,
Va., was killed and Albert H. Wells,
of Washington, D). C., was seriously
Injured by being struck by a Wabash
ra iroa1 pnsenger train.
BEATS THE RECORD.
Was Married Ten Times and Divor- A
ced Eight Times.
"Peter West is the most married fr
and most divorced man in the United 10
States." Tils is the comment of S(
Pension Commissioner Ware, on hi
the application of Peter West, of M
Pendleton, Ore., formerly of the sa
Seventh U. S. Cavalry, who was mar- ef
ried ten times and divorced eight p]
times. He was, it appears, a private tc
in the company of Mr. Ware. 01
West found difficulty in getting his w
marriage and divorce record on one t
application blank. He therefore G
made additional comment to the ef
fect that the Government might give p
more room for such detals. He makes w
application on the ground of physical t1
ailments, such as rheumatism and f(
diabetes. His marriage record fol- j,
Eliza Hubbard, in Waterloo, Iowa, r(
divorced in 1868.
Bertha Meirs, married December 7, h
1868, in Independence, Iowa; divorced C
in Waverly, Iowa, in 1873. t)
Emma Dixon, married in Sicra- A
mento, Cal., October 12, 1875; divorced v:
January 18, 1879, in Iowa City, Ia. o
Elizabetti Bray, married July 4, C
1879, in Winnemucca, Nev., divorced r(
December 19 1881, at same place. u
Frances Westfall, married August c
20, 1882, Rye Patch, Nev., divorced i
June 10, 1885, at Winnemucca, Nev. c
Mary Pendleton, married November tl
24, 1886, Oakland, CL1.; divorced De- t<
cember 19, 1890, at Reno, Nev.
Lucy E. Johnson, D.cember 31, t
1890, Reno, Nev.; divorced February tj
13, 1896, Pendleton, Ore. E
Melinda E. Hanley, July 2, 1897, al
at Pendleton, Ore.; died May 17, 1898, it
at same place.
Laura F. Burget, married August it
21. 1898, at Pendleton, Ore.; divorced
April 4, 1899. j(
Pauline Miller, married October 25, t,
1899, divorced at Pendleton, Ore. 11
Only one of the eight divorcees ap- o:
pears to be dead. t]
Long as West has been on wives, tl
he is short on children. There but a
four, and none of them, were he to die
today, would secure an orphan's pen- d
sion, all being over sixteen, a
Of all his wives, figures show that s
he liked Emma Dixon best; be was her
husband for fourteen years. It is l
shown that he got divorces in almost s
as many States as he had tingers or v
HEALING THE SCARS OF WA .
A Southerner is Surprised at Senti. b
ment of the Decoration Day Orators. ti
To the Editor of The State:
I wish I could teproduce in every
paper in the S:>uth utterances and sen
timents made public here Decoration
day. Surely the north. has awakened
to the fact that the war is over and
the south entitled to credit for the
part it t6ok-in that great struggle. I a
must say I was agreeably surprised
no such conciliatory showing has ever .
before been made. The good people "
south began the good work when they ~
at Florence, S. C. for the first time s
decorated the graves of the northern
soldiers buried there. As one very pro
minent speaker said here, "They for- 0
ever banished our anger, when they
garlanded the graves of our dead."
President McKinley followed withd
his memorable speech: "The American ~
soldier has never been defeated exceptr
by an American soldier. Hereafter let
us remember on these occasions both
the men who wore the blue and the
men who wore the gray."
The occasion this year seems to have 1
been the climax for fraternalism and b
on all sides the kindest things were
given utterance to. Your correspon
dent attended some of the ceremonies,
which, by the way, are big ones up
here. He went expecting to hear un
pleasant flings at the Confederacy,k
but, to the contrary. Robert E. Lee,
Stonewall Jackson, Joseph Wheeler,
M. C. Butler were all alluded fo by '
name and in the highest terms. So
suprised was the writer that he has
through the press here expressed his
agreeable surprise and in doing so toldh
these people that they were on theb
right track at last, and suggested that
now they curb or control the few of
the press and pulpit-all that remain a
--who occasionally give utterance to
uncalled for, unfair, untrue state- ~
I know the south will read with
both interest and pleasure the news s
that the north has about ceased its r
abuse, that an entirely different feel
ing from the past prevails, espially al
when they can be assured of this by one g
from the south who not only watched d
and listened to t'iese sentiments but a
weighed them well as they were utter- e
ed, and could see they were sincere. vi
Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Locke,
who officiated at the McKinley funer- a
al, and who made himself famous by T
some very patriotic utterances on that h
occasion, is now the pastor of the lead- i
ing Methodist church in Greater New
York. Dr. Locke is one of the speakers e'
alluded to that I felt like applaudingn
frequently during the delivery of his h
address. With a few very slight chang
es Dr. Locke's address would have been
as fitting on the 10th of May south as
here on the 30th. The doctor needs le
enlightening on the authenticity of s
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," and will be. p
The author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, a
tis said, regretted writing that exag
gerated story and said had she foreseen w
the stir and wide publicity she never
would have permitted its being put In c
print; ye.t there are these up here who s
have never heard of this and naturally rp
look on that work as authority and di
use it as reference of the real, true h
condition south the black man was In. y
It was the sale of the negro girl at
auction by Henry Ward Beecher, fromp
his pulpit one Sunday morning, to de- T
monstrate conditions prevailing south, t
that did more to fire the north and g
bring on the war than all the news- h1
paper articles written and speeches tl
made. Beecher was a brother of Mrs-.
Stowe and together with Lyman I
Beecher, these three persons forced m
the war. Otherwise the commnercial in- T
terests that stood It off so long would r
have continued powerful and control
led, conceding demands the south lo
made from time to time. Not that h<
these business interests loved the s
south but they loved their pocket- hi
Be all this as it may, a sensible view rc
is at last being taken and by people of t
weight and if they hold out as they a
gie promise to it means much for both w
sections towards true reconciliation. a
H. W. Finlayson. Tp
676 Broadway, New York City. el
The Privilege Tax. w
The privilege tax recepits up to P]
June 1 this year are 810,380.60, or over b4
10 per cent. greater than they were up f0
to the same time last year, which in- ra
dicates a heavier cotton crop. The cc
tax so far this year amour.ts to $101,- c
17565 as against 890,785.3.5 for the
same time last year. The tax this al
year is the same as it was last year-c
HAMPTON'S SWORD FOUND
rid Returned to the Relatives of the
The lost has been found-a beauti
I silver chained sword. The lo ng
st sword of Gen. Wade Hampton of
)uth Carolina, has been returned to
s relatives. A special dispatch from
arietta, Ga., to the Atlanta Journal
ys through the long and continuous
'orts of Major J. Gid Morris, of that
ace, the sword which was presented
Gen. Wade Hampton by the ladies
Richmond, Va., during the civil
ar, has been located and returned to
Le nearest relatives of the lamented
While discussing the building of the
)lk monument with a union s- Idier
ho was visiting the Kennesaw bat
efields, the sword was located and
,und to be in the possession of Capt.
>e Majors, of Eureka, Ill., who was
ptain of company A, 86th Illinois
It was the purpose of Mr. Morris to
ive this sword sent to the Marietta
amp U. C. V. at this place, and have
A.s camp turn it over to General C.
Evans at the approaching Nash
le reunion, and have h'm turn it
er to General C. 1. Walker, of South
trolina, and by him delivered to the
latives of General Hawpton. But
itaking the plans of Mr. Morris,
aptain Majo-s sent the sword direct
to Governor Heywod, of South
arolina, and he has turned it over to
ie relatives of the late Gen. Hamp
Major Morris has been more th n
wo years in locating and having re
rned the sword carried by General
ampton In the Confederate service,
Ad he is very proud of the fact that
, has at last been returned to those
ho prize it mo-e highly and to whom
, rightfully belongs.
Captain Majors has written to Ma
ir Morris stating that he did not cap
ire the sword nor did he steal it dur
kg the war, but that he purchased it
a union soldier near Columbia on
ie night prior to the evacuation of
iat city by Jhe Confederate soldiers,
)out, the Ist of April, 1865.
One of the most remarkable inci
ants connected with the lucation
3d return of this sword after an ab
,nce of 40 year.q, is that the man
ho now returns It-Captain Majors
st his sword at the battle of Kenne
Lw mountain on June 27Lh, 1864,
ho was relieved of It by a man
amed John Williams, a Confederate
11dier at the famous Cheatham Hill
ght, and returned to him on the
irty-fifth anniversary of that battle
y a grandson of the man who cap
The fact that Newton M. Morris, a
rother of Major J. Gid Morris, was
3e courier of General Hampton'from
-eorgia during the entire Confeder
te service, is an additional cause of
sjoicing on the part of Major Morris,
uat he was instrumental in locating
ad returning the sword to the rela
ves of the general with whom his
rother was.so closely associated, be
ig with him through many stirring
senes, by his side when wounded, and
Irrendered with him in North Caro
na on April 26th, 1865.
Although the plans were not carried
at as originally intended by Major
[orris, his nevertheless very glad that
3e sword which was no doubt held in
earest esteem by one of the south's
ost gallant soldiers, has at last been
sturned to his relatives.
001FESSED HIS CRIE.
A special from Victoria, B. C., says:
Sthe voluntary declaration of a dy
ig man is to be believed, fiis has
en written to the historic Snell
agedy of 15 years ago and Tascott,
e long sought murderer, self-ldenti
d, has paid the penalty of his crime
th penitence and now fills an un
arked grave in the heart of the Alas
an wilderness, whither he had 11 :d
ir the effacement of his individualhty.
Philip Robertson, a strictly reliable
an, prospector and miner, received
e dying man's confession, and tells
ie story simply and dramatically.
obertson left tne Klondike capital.
a says, late last tall In a small boat
und for the new placer grounds at
air Banks. He reached a point near
ahi river In a particularly desolate
id forbidding region, when the for
rn walling of a dog surprised his
rs. He found the dog, a half starv
shepherd, seemingly in much dis
ess. Following- this annimal, Rob
tson was brought to a seemingly de
rted cabin some 40 yards above the
ver, concealed in a clump of spruce.
I ventured to the door of the shack
id knocked," says -Robertson, "and
iere was a feeble 'Come in.' All was
rkness inside and there was no sign
a fire. I caught sight of a bit of
ndle which I lighted and then ad
nced to where a man lay.
"Wth a feeble effort, he turned
ad started at me for a full minute.
he man's hair was white as snow,
s face bad a color in it that looked
e death and he had the most terrn
ad and hopeless expression I have
er seea on a human being. 'Part
tr,' he said, finally, rolling over on
aside and little more than whisper
*g, 'I am leaving a word that I did
t appreciate. I'm going to -
here I belong.' He lapsed iato Si
nce again and what I thought a
aep came over him. T wo hours
ssed and he suddenly wakened with
shriek and then sank back in bed.
"In a few minutes he gave another
id scream and straightened up in
d, then in a -voice you would think
,me from a good, strong -man, he
Id: 'See here, boys, my name Is
acott. I'm Tascott. Do' you un
~rstand? I'm Tascott that thiey
ve been hunting like a wolf for
ars. I cannot run any more. I'm
ttng paid for what ? did. I know
m dying and I know where I'll go.
all the boys when they come back
lat I am Tascott, and you can tell
te world, too, for the world has
mted me a long time.' About 3 in
te morning I heard a noise like a
an expelling the air from his lungs.
rushed over to the bed and felt the
an's pulse and heart. He was dead.
de man was buried by his com
The facts of the murder is as fol
ws: "Amos J. Snell, a wealthy
lder of much property on the west
le of Chicago, was murdered at his
>me in Washington boulevard on
e night of February 8, 3888, and
bbery was declared to be the mo
ve, although by many it then was
d still is believed that the burglary
as concerted. However, after many
rests the police hit upon the Willie
ascott clew. Tascott had been an
avator boy at the Palmer house. It
s represented that he had been em
oyed by day and committed rob
ries at night. Heavy rewards, one
r 10,000 which was subsequently
isei to $20,000, were offered for Tas
tt and for two or three years Tas
tt was turning up. dead or alive, in
I parts of North and South Ameri
.Eventually Mrs. Snell withdrewI
THE REVOLUTIONARY ROLLS.
Names of Heroes Who Served Under p2
Marion, Sumter and Pickens. DI
Names of some of the heroes who
fought under Marion, Sumter and Ge
Pickens as published by the State:
William Barr, Capt. Martin's com
pany, Sumter's brigade.
James Barrantine, Pickens' brigade. fre
Joseph Barrett, Roebuck's regi- t
Matthew Barrett, Pickens' brigade. col
Nathaniel Barrett, Picken's bri- in
Reuben Barrett, Capt. Charles Hol- for
loway's company from August 1 to th.
September 15, 1780; Capt. Dennis ral
Trammell's company from Sept. 16, th4
1780, to Feb. 12, 1781; Capt. John Sul
Lawson's company from March 28, 2.
1781, to February, 1782; the whole in tI
the Spartan regiment, commanded cei
sucessively by Culs. Thomas and Roe- Lh
buck. It is noticed on this account an
that two of these captains (probably do
Holloway and Trammell) were killed
and one movc d to Virginia. do
Richard Barrett. Col. Brandon's B
William Barrett, Col. Richardson's 1n
regiment, 1780. 1781 and 1782. b
James Barron, lieutenant in Capt. to
Barnett's company from May 12, ex
1780, to March 1, 1781. (240 days). o
This covers the period when it'is as- du
serted that there were no troops in
Thomas Barron, Brandon's regi- in
John Barron. fic
Thomas Barron, under Lieut. Wil- Si!
liam Barry during 1779. Dead at ge
close of Revolution. to]
William Barron, Capt. Barnes' com- Of
Andrew Barry, captain from May th
16, 1778, to August 27, 1779, in Col. an
Thomas' regiment; as captain from 9r
June 11 to September 10, 1780, pri. bu
vate in Capt. John Barry's company; T1
from February 11 to September 10, tb
1782, private in Capt. Samuel Nes- a
bitt's company, Col. Benjamin Roe- CO
John Barry, commissary, Cart. Par- l2
son's company, Col. Brand's regi- SO
Richard Barry, from May 16, 177k in
to August 27, 1779, in Capt. Andrew pr
Barry's company, Col. Thomas' regi- w,
W.llam Barry, lieutenant, during
1779, lost horse at Sumter's Fishing l5
Roger Barry. at
Nicholas Bartlett., lieutenant on at
frigate South Carolina. w
Robert Bartley, 38 days in Capt. st
John Graham's company, and 15 days ee
under Lieut. John Gaton, Col. John is
Marshall's regiment. h(
George Barsh, under Capt. Gersham SC
Kelly of Sumter's brigade, and Lieut. I
Col. Thomson of Henderson's brigade. pt
William Barton, 253 days in Capt. b
Parson's company, Roebuck's regi i
ment, during 1780 and 1781.
Babister Baitin, Pickens' brigade E
Benjamin Barton, Roebuck's regi- bi
Francis Barton, Roebuck's regi- 1
Robert Barton,..Capt. Martin's coin
Thomas Barton, Roebuck's, regi- ~
William Basquen, lieutenant, Col.
Hezekiah Maham's regiment. rt
Right Bass, sergeant during 1782.
Andrew Baskin, in Col. John Mar
shall's and F'i Kershaw's regiment.
Hugh Baskin, Capt. William Bas 0
kin's company as sergeant from May i
12, 1780, to July 12 1783.
James Baskins, lieutenant, Capt. ~
William Baskin's company, from 1780 o
Wiliam Baskin, lieutenant in 1779,
promoted and served to close of Revo
A oraham Bassant. in
Dennis Bates, Capt. Waters' comn- pf
pany, Sumter's brigade. sa
John Bates, quartermaster sergeant. ti
James Bates, Roebuck's regiment. cl
Robert Bates, Capt. Chestnot's corn- ni
.lanomas Bates, Capt. ]?ostell's and 4i
Samuel Elliott's company. in
-William Bates, Waters' company, a!
Col. Williamson's brigade in the di
Stono expedition. a
Stephen Bayt, in Capt. Joseph se
Johnson' company, serving ander lieu- tc
tenant John N. Fray subsequent to ri
Capt. Johnson's death. Also Capt. tI
Frederick Wommock. . bi
William Bayt, same as above. b(
Ulrick Bauchman, Col W. R. Thom- as
son's regiment, Capt. Gabriel Fridig's e3
John Bawdy, sergeant and lieuten- .
ant, Pickens' brigade.T
Israel Baxter, served during 1782. t
John Baxter, captain and major, fo
and lieutenant colenel, Marion's bri- s
gade. Commanded the Pee-Dee regi- ''
ment on June 11, 1782. This regiment f
was stationed at Georgetown, June 23, ~
Theophalus Baxter, served during ~
John Baxton, lieutenant In Capt. t
John Moore's company. Col. William u
Harden's regiment. Commanded a de
tachment at King's creekiin 1780.
Jacob Ballard, cared for four wound- ca
ed men in action in 1781 and 1782.
Served as a member of Capt. Josheph tb
Bouchillon's company, Alternately ch
from August 5, 1779 to May, 1782. re
Francis Bazel, during 1782 in the ne
Horseshoe company, and from 17th gr
December in Capt. Youngblood's at
troop of horse, Prior to fall of Charles- bL
ton be served in Capt. Snites' com
pany of light horse.
William Beal, third Continental
John Beady, Col Brandon's regi- Cc
Charles Beene, Col. Water's regi- gi
Daniel Beene, Waters' regiment, bu
subsequent to the regiment to the re
duction of Charleston. t
Thomas Bean, during 1782 in Capt. on
John Turner's company, Col. Winn'sst
William Bean.- tri
William Bean, Jr., Picken's bri- fi
James Beards, Water's company, of b
regiment under Gen. Williamson in
the Stono expedition in 1779.
William Beard, from December 10 p
in Capt. Edward Martin's company, i
Col. Richard Winn's regiment. ob
David Beard, wagonmnaster during 'ud
1781, Col. Anderson's regiment. Dead all
at close of Revolution. r
David Beard, Capt. Andrew Miller's pr
James Beard, Capt. John Irwin'sco
company, from July, 1779, to Mayhi
1780, and from May, 1780, to May, tic
John Beard, same service as above.
Nathan Beai-d, Picken's brigade.
Ulrick Beard, from August 6, 1780.
until Augut 20, 1782, in Col. Thomas Bi
Taylor's regiment; from February, gu
1782, 49 days as second lieutenant of Ifol
Cpt. Gabriel Fridig's commpany. agn
filliam Beard, from July, 1779, to
,y, 1783, in Capt. John Irwin's com
'OUGHT ENTIRELY ELEVED.
ntile, Generous, Soaking Rains Fall
Througbout Entire State.
iection Director Bauer had the re
shing and cheerful announcement
make Wednesday that the reports
)wed that the drought had been
npletely and delightfully relieved
all parts of the State and in a
hion that left no room for a desire
the thing to have been otherwise
mL in the way it was done. The
ns were general over the State, and
eastern part, which had been
rering most, got half an inch, with
2 inches in Florence and Darling
i counties. Some sections had re
ved more than they needed, but
a rains were "gentle" everywhere,
i consequently no damage was
isked to estimate what damage in
liars the drought had done, Mr.
uer said that he had nothing on
iich to base an intelligent estimate.
his opinion, however, relief came
ore there was any material damage
the staple money crops, with the
:eption of trucking interests on the
ist, where the dry weal her has re
ced the yields from 25 to 60 per
it. below normal.
Dorn and cotton have plenty of time
which to recuperate. In -fact the
ught has possibly been more bene
al to these crops than otherwise,
ice the relief, came in the form of
atle rains, which soaked thoroughly,
this reason: The natural tsndency
growing plants is to seek moisture.
this is not found above the earth
a growth is toward a bigger rootage,
d while there Is apparently no
wth in dry weather-the plants are
sy gaining a wide earth feeding.
ie gentle rains penetrating deeply,
e upper growth and development
the more rapid when relief does
mes. The rains of this week have
t washed out the commercial ferti
ers, but have teLded to make them
Luble. Tae rains which relived the
y spell of last May were of the wash
g variety, and the'result was that
actically all the fertilizers were
Killed by Lightning.
The Columbia State Fays a bolt of
hting instantly killed little Jacob
ages, a 13 year-old cotton mill oper
ive of the Olympia village, Tuesday
ternoon at 20 minutes to 7. The boy
is sitting on a little bench next the
)op of Gaine's store, which Is locat
on the Bluff road in the mill, vil
ge about 100 yards from Wages'
me. The boy's face was slightly
ratched, but otherwise there were no
arks on the body and the coroner's
iysician testified that there were no
ines broken. Standing in the door of
ze store within two feet of the boy
is C. C. Lawhorn, also an operative.
e was knocked backward on the floor
it was not Injured. T. E. Mitchell,
e clerk, wno was standing behind
e counter near the side door, about
feet from the front door, was not
'en shocked, he says. The flash fol
wed by the l<.ud report like that of a
,nnon frightened a horse attached to
wagon near the side door and Mr.
itchell ran out and stopped him from
nning away. W. T. Cox, a laundry
gon drive r in the store at the time,
is only slightly shocked. The bench
twhich the boy sat was under a shed
bich shelters the door and surround
gs. ear the bench a high wire fence
unects with the corner of the store
om. There was no scorching of any
William Barns of Rockaway, 3--J.,
cently displayed great heroism and
iiedately found his. reward in a
cular way. The N~ew York World
ys that as Mr. Burns was crossing
e canal bridge, he heard screams of
ildren. Five little ones were run
ng wildly to and fro along the~baak
the canal, shouting for help. The
lure of a 'little boy was flonndering
the water. The little body sank,
d the children ran frightened in'all
rections. Burns threw off his coat
Ld dived to the spot where hebhad
en the boy sink. When he arose
the surface the body had been car
d to the middle 'of the stream by
e current. ~-He swam hard and
'ought himself to the spot as the
dy sank a second time. As it rose
ai Burns seized it. Then almost
hausted himself, and weighed down
rhis clothes, .he made for the bank,
bd finally reached it after a struggle.
e boy was unconscious. He turned
e body over and looked at the face
r the first time. "My God, Its my
n," he cried. It was five-year-Old
jilie, who tried to sail his toy boat
aile waiting for his father, and fell
to the water. In the hurry of say
the boy the father had not recog
led his son. He put his hand
irridly to the boy's heart and found
was still beating. Then be rolled
e body back and forth on the grass,
ttil he saw signs of returning con
ousness. Artificial respiration,
plied vigorously by the frantic
iher, restored the little boy fully to
sciousness, and half an hour later
ile was resting in bed, not much
e worse for his narrow escape. The
ildren spread the news of the
cue through the neighborhood, and
ighbors who went to Burns to con
tulate him were doubly joyful
ien they heard the rescued boy was
Ten Men Killed.
At Poria, Ill., an explosion which
urred in the 11 story warehouse of
rning distillery, the second largest
the world, Saturday afternoon, comn
tely wrecked the building. The
ins immediately took fire and corn
nicated to three adjoining building
rning them to the ground. Ten men
re buried beneath the ruins and six
1ers were seriously injured. The loss
buildings and whiskey and spirits
red will approximate 41,000,000.
Le fire spread to the stock yards dis
c, where a dozen large cattle barns,
ed with cattle for market, were
A Bad Case.
The' St. Louis Republic says a
ysician writing In the Medical Re
:w says that many women whom he
serves at the theater are "hebet
inous." Unless the author of the
egation is a psychologist possessing
pensities for spontaneous action in
a subconscious mind, arriving at
iclusions by a process of ratlocina
n characteristic of phrenologists,
own case may be diagnosed as dic
Lt Greenville last week Fletcher
d and Palmer Croswell were fonnd
ilty of murder in the first degree
killing Magistrate Cox three weeks
, The tial consumed three hours.
A Man Killed Whie Riding m a
WOAN WIT9 HIE ARISTRD.
Man Kille d While His W ife
Waited for Him at P.er
to Sail With Her for
At New York Frank T. Youn
known on the turf as "Caesar" Young
bookmaker, horse owner and stock
holder in Pacific coast race tracks,
was shot and killed in a hansom cab
Saturday while on his way to the
White Star line pier to join his wife
with whom he was to have sailed for:
E irope. Mrs. Young was waiting at
the pier when the news of her hus
band's death reached her.
At first the death was reported' ass.
suicide but various cirunistanceS.
caused the police later to changeY
With/ Young in the cab when a po
liceman was called was Mrs. Nan Pat
terson, formerly an actress. whose
stage name was "Nan Bandolph,"
who is said to have been a member of
the original "Florodora" sextette.
-She told the policeman that Young
had shot himself after announcing to
her that he was about to go to Europe.
o be gone probably. for several
months. The policeman told the
coroner, however, that, the revolve?
was in the man's pocket and that he'
did not believe Young could have put
it there aftershooting'bimself. Young
died about five minutes after the po0
liceman first saw him.
The woman was taken to a polce
station. where she collapsed. There
was a remarkable scene in the station
when Young's partner a man naned
Mibin, called there. He said Young
never carried a revolver and that hq
did not believe the.death was due to-.
a self in-fficted wound. Millin said-,
that Young, who came -here fr6m
England .10 or 15 years ago a poor
man, was worth more than a half mil
RUSE Ar WOmAN.
Shortly after Millin madethis state
ment Mrs. Patterson was brogghb 1n
to be taken to the coroner's. ofce
Millin was leaning against the rail
when he saw her. He started at her "
with a rush. She shrank back against'
a detective. Millin again rushed t
her, but two or three detectives-grab
bed him and held him until thewo
man was out of sight. Milllnshoute
at her as she left the sationh
The woman was taken. to oroner
Brown's private offica and. d
with him. While there ifin ap.
pear-ad. He tried' to break into the
room and get at the woman again bit
was prevented. '-He called thew
names and shouted that he would kil
her if hehad a weapon.
Mrs. Patterson made a
to the coroner. She said she was
niece of the cashier of a lead ng -i~
York bank. Continuing, E Pt
terson said she heard a muffed rpr
directly Young had told her ews
going to leave her. S'ie saidshie dd~
not see any pistol. She said shebe
leved he shot himself with t~itl
in his coat pocket. The b endin
whict Mrs. Patterson was held ast
firat fixed at $1,000, she being hel3 aS4
a witness. but this was later increassd"-8
to 85,000 by the coroner on the re
quest of the po'ice officials.
Millin, the partner of Young, n~-V
sisted upon being connected witht-s
case and was held:In 81,000 ball as a
witness, which he furnised aV one.
.The coroner later looked over e"
statement made. by Mrs. Pattiersoen
and found some testimo'ny which ei
had not made pulic. Mrs.atrsn
in her statement had said thatwi&:
riding down west Broadway, she heard
a muf fled pistol shot. -
HANDLED THE PISTOL.
"How do you knowit was a pistoL~~
shot?" the coroner asked.
"Because I took the pistol oit ot'
his pocket and put it back again," shel
"After the shooting?"
An autopsy was performed on the
body of Young. At the conclusion Ot
the autopsy the exmining physician
said he was unable to say whetherthe
wound was self-Inflicted or not. 1The
bullet entered the body high upon the
left side. It had a downward coure
passed through the left lung and'lodg
ed in the fourth vertebrae.
Later in the day the coroner com
mitted Mrs.Patterson,to the, Tombs
without bail. There was no formal ac
csation made against her, but te
coroner decided it was better not to
commit her as a witness
Young was an Englishman by birth.
He was brought to this country In 1890/'
by the old Manhattan club a a rep
resentative amateur athlete of 'Xng
land.' Young several years ago our
chased race horses, one of them being d
Eonic, which won the Burns handicapT
one of the big race stakes in California.
Mrs. Young, then a bride, trained the
hose and nearly $50,000 was won. er
them on the race. Young brought I
string of horses east with him when he
came there about a month ago. .The
most noted of them was Cunard and
Water Cure. Mrs. Patterson met
Young In California and It is under
stood she came east about the same'
time he did. According to Young's
friends the trip to Europe had'for Its
objection the breaking off of his :ac
quaintance with Mrs. Patterson. Mrs.
Young left the pier when told of her
husband's death and was taken to a
,friend's home, she was completely pros
The coat and shirt worn by'Young
have been examined in the coroner's
office. There was no trace of powder
marks and no bullet hole In the coat
pocket in which the pistol was found.
Battle With a Hawk.
Freeman Lane, a wealthy farmer,
eighty years old, had a fierce battle
with a huge hawk in his woods near
Sayville, L. I., Wednesday, while
strolling in a pine wood. When near
a pine in which there was a hawks'
nest one of the birds swooped down
upon the old man, struck him square
ly in the face and knocked him down
ten feet in a gully. The hawk con
tinued scratching his face, and for a
long time the old man lay as dead.
Lane rallied his remaining strength,
crawled-out of the wood and reached
home. His face was -badly torn by
the bird's talons and he was suffering
from a severe shock.
Bolt Was Fatal.
Three children were killed, one man
fatally injured, and a woman and child
seriously injured Thursday by an elec
tric shock which partially destroyed
the home of John Gentry near Tenny
son, Ind. The storm swept over a con
sderble portion of southern Indiana,
'doing great damage to telegraph and