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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1905. NO.12.
Two Theatrical Men Shot by Ho
ONE OF THEM KILLF-I
And the Other Badly Wounded. Two
Memb rs of "Nothing But Money"
cmpany Resent d Conduct of
a Gaffney Hotel Man,
Who Shot Eoth.
A dispatch to The State frcm G fE
ney says the usual q.iet of the city
was disturbed about 8 45 o'clock Fri
day morning by the report-of a revolv
er three times in quick successin,
followed quickly by the screams of
wcmen crying "murder." The police
responded to the call frcm the Pied
mont inn, conducted by Hasty Broth
ers. As they went in, a man came cut
calling for a doctor.
Investigation showed that Geor e
Hasty, one ct the proprietors, 1 ad sI or
and instantly killed Mr. Milar B-n
nett, musical director of '.Nothir g
But Money" company, which bbowe.c
there Thursday night, and possibly
m.ortally wounded Mr. Abbott Davi
son, the comedian and star performer.
It was Mr. Davison who came dowu
the steps cslling for a doctor. The
t-heriff and police fcree arrested Hasty
and lodged him in jail. The coroaer
% as notified and empaneled a ju'y.
The jury was taken to the hotel where
the dead body was viewed and they
adjourned to meet at the court house
at 1.30 where the testimony was
heard. The following is the testimony
as given by the witnesses:
TEE LADY'S EVIDENCE.
MiEs Veine SLendan testificd that
after ccming back frcm the theatre
: he and Mr. Bennett had a little lunch
in her room after which Mr. Bannett
hIft, lockirg her windows securely be
fore telling her good night, as he beard
I ow Miss Bishop had been annoyeo
b,, a man early in the afterncon. Soon
i f.er Mr. Bennett left she heard some
c.-e at the door. She did not say any
thing. In a moment he went out on
the veranda and attempted to get in
Ier window, which opened on tte ver
&Lda Failirg there, he came b icc to
the door and attempted to break it in
ty putting his weight against it. He
it en climed up to the transom and at
te mpted to look in by striking a mat
ch. She recognized George Hasty.
Ste then called Mr. Bennett, and
Hasty dropped down from the tran
She opened the door and callh d M-.
Rennet again. Mr. Bennet came but.
c uld find no one. He then told her
t o go to bed and he would sit in the
rom and write music. She objected
to this, but he would not hear to leav
ins her there alone. So he sat there
until 4 o'clock Friday mornit g, when
he went to his room for a et mforter,
which he wrapped around him, sleep
ing on the foot of the bed till 7. He
hft her then, telling that be would
all her In time to catch the train.
At 8 he called zoer and went to the
iostofflce, telling the negro boy to
ake her a fire. Thle negro came to
the~door and she told him to wait a
few minutes till she could let him in.
n a moment or two George Hasty
kecked at the door and asked he r if
s e bad fire, when she told him that
.sheld.not- have any, nor did she
wat any. She then shut the door.
When Mr. Bennet came back she told
h.m of the ccarence as they went to
breakfast. Soon Hasty came in from
the kitchen and was poined tut to Mr.
The young lady begged Mr. Bennet
rot to bother with it, not to have a
us. He said hewould speak to him
acut it in a moment. He then went
1.. Hasty and said something to him
in a low tone. Hasty began at once
t deny whatever Mr. Bennet had said.
When Bennet turned to her and asked
.f he was the man, being told positive
:s that he was, Bennet said, "I do
ot wish to cause any trouble, but
just wish to tell you that any man
w. no will look over the transom of a
1 dy's sleeping apartments does not
unftrm with my ideas of a gentle
The young lady then told Mr. Ben
ett to let him alone, if he 'was low
e nough to do the trick, he was low
enctgh to deny it. Mr. Bennett then
stared to walk away, when Mr. Hasty
a~ked him in the hall. When they
"e nt ont Miss Bishop came in and
aske d what the trouble was. Wnen
Miss Sheridan told her of the occur.
ece, she said."That's the man who
nsulted me Thursday afternoon.'
At that Mr. Davison, who was sitting
a the table jumpted up and took
fis glasses off, saying to MISS Bishoip
"Is that the fellow?"' Miss Bishop
told him he was, but aske~d him not
0 ohave any row with him. She tried
to hold him back, but he would g;
he went out and said "Ycu are the
ame fellow" and struck him.
Immediately Haaty shot twice at
Mr. Davison, one ball taking 1i ~ct
n his side and the otber going astray
Mr. Davison grappled with him, try
;ng to get the weapon. Hasty jerked
lose and shot Mr. Bennett through
the heart. Mr. Bennett threw his
a ms across his body, ran down the
hal, and in a moment fell dead.
NIss BISnIOPs ACCouNT.
Miss May Bishop testified that about
4 ccck on the previous afternoon
while sitting in her room, which bad a
window opposite Mr. Dasvison's ro-r,
Hasty came in there to get some cards
tie had left. In a moment or two he
ame back and then came a thl: d
time. The third time he came tt
her window she asked him wxnat he
want ed. When he asked her if She
id not want a drink, she told him
she rnever drank. Be talked with be2
a moment and then insulted her,
en tol Mr Davidson of it. - Thu
rest (f her testimony was ab ut thE
sa're as that of Miss Sheridan.
The negro servants were examined
ut no new fLcts were brought
THE BROTBIER'S STORY.
Will Hasty, a brother of the prisc
ner was sworn and testified that Mr.
Bernnett told him to have a fire built
for MissSheridan and that he sent
his brother Geo.-ge to build it. He
vas in the ki c .en when he sent
George out, that he stayed there a
few mirutes and then went into the
hall. As he went thrcuzh the dining
room he saw Miss Saeridan, Miss
Bish- p and Mr. Davidson in the hall
and saw Mr. Bennett and Geog'
talking. Just then Mr. Davidson
brushed by him and went to Georg!
and grabbed hold of him viith his
left hand, at the same time striking
him with his right. Gecrge stum
bled when he was struck and Mr.
Bennett caught hold of him. Q lick
sr than he could tell it, G orge shot
Mr. Davidson. He testified that he
saw Mr. Davidson with sometbing
b-ight in his hand. H ! also exhibi
ed a pan knife he found after the bo
dy was trken up six hours after the
Dr. Nesbitt testified as to the
cause or death and the jury brought
;n a verdict in accordance with the
fact. The afzIr is greatly regretted
by the people of the town, who have
ff red every assistance possible. Mr
D.avidson is a Mason and a Knight of
Pythias and is not among stran
Mr. Davidson was able to make the
"S! a e of -S uth Carolina, Cherokee
coun:y. Statement of George Abbott
"Mr. I rnett, Miss Sheridan, Mis
Bishop and myself were in the dining
:om at tht Piedmont inn and a man
came in about my height (I am abut
six feet high). smooth face, slender.
Miss Sheridan says that 'there's the
man who tried to climb over my tran
somz.' Said it in a low tone to Mr.
: nrtt . Mr. Bennett walked over
to him nd said, 'You owe that lady
an apo-og , ycu insuited her, you tried
to climb in the transom, you rapped
on the door, said you were the pe:rter
and asked if she wanted a fire built.'
and said 'that was no way for a gen
tleman to act and ycu owe her an
apology.' This fellow said, 'I am not
afraid of any man alive and if she
ays I did that, she lies.' Said, 'Come
out In the hallway and I will tell you
now it happened.' Then he went out
with Mr. Bennett into the hall. After
hey gct into the hall. Miss Bishop
said, 'That is the man 9 ho tried to
get into my room yesterday afterroon
i walkt d Into the hall as this fellow
was saying, 'She is a liar.' I said,
'No, she is not and you tried to get
in the other lady's room yesterday af
ternoon,' meaning Miss Bishop. He
,aid: 'No, I didn't.' I said 'You lie,
"He pulled cut a revolver and start
ed to shoot and I grabbed his arm and
then he broke away and shot some
m-re and I graub!ed his arm again
T. zs was the finish. He shot Mr. Ben.
nett. W'een he first bhot, he sho:- me,
hitting me on the right side of the
stomach. I grabbed his arm, he broke
away and shot Mr. Bennett Ha (Ben
net) fell over on his face arid I grab
bed his arm again. People came in
then and I stepped over Bennett and
ran out for a doctor and came over
here (COtmmercial hotel )
Signed, Geo. Abbott Davison.
An autopsy was performed Friday
night up n the body of Mr. Milan Ben
nett and the tu'let reported above as
entering the heart or near It was locat
ed. Had entered between se v.nt~h and
eighth ribs, penetratir g the . heart
causing almost instant death. Is has
been discl sed that two shets struck
Mr. Daviso~n, the wounded man, onl
one, however, taking tif 5ct, the other
lodging in the clothing, althoug b pass
ing through the coat and vest. Mr.
Davison is resting easy. Bennett liv
ed in Boston and Davison in Chicago.
DEATH OF MR. DAVISON.
Mr. Geo. Abbott Davison died on
Satuday evening. All that c uld be
donepws done for ?am but without
The people of G .ffney are outspck
en in their condemnation of tue mint
at o did the shooting', and it ws~uid
at be safe for him to ne at large.
Oaght to Have 1i.
Senator Stone, of -Missouri, Irntro
uced a petition yesterday that called
for a few words of explanation, says a
Washington D:spatch correspondert.
"This Is one of my constituents," said
the Senator. "I think his case should
be passed on favorably without tcoc
.,losescu'iny. President Clevelanrd
vetoed many special pensions. But I
do not think President Roosevelt can
cnsistentley veto a bill to give an in
crease of pension to Philip Kornmar
of Willow Springs, in my S'ate. He
is, as I said 89 years old. Nine years
ago he married a young woman, as
many old pensioners d>, for the sake
f wifely care and to bestow his pen.
sien rights somewhere after death
They have two lusty, bright boys."
Judge Ga' y 's Hol p-uxp.
The Columbia Record says; Will
A. Teague, a white man was arrested
ast night in the mill village by Odfiaei
Knox, on a warrant sworn out by H
W. and J. J. Holloway, on the chargi
of robbing Judige Ernest Gary some
time ago. It wih be recalled that
Isome time ago Teagus was arrested
for participating in a cutting aff cay
and at the time the police suspect-et
him of comipicityin this hold-up. A
chain fotund in h's oss- ssio. wa
shown Judge Gary, but it could not be
Identified and he was not held on tub
charge. Teague claims that Wil
Meetze, another white man now in jai
on the chargc of robbing a drun-ke'
man, knows something of the hold
up. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Changed H'A Mand.
The prominence of M -s. Corey. whi
s seeking a divorce from the head o
the Steel Trust, recalls the curicu:
"suicide" of her father. Worryi
over money matters he hired a mai
fr $5 to shoot him. The mnan tiet
Qim to a tree, but at sight of the gui
jCorey weakened and gave him $1'
not to be shot. A few days later hi
Of the Democratic Party Wash
ed in Public by Democrats.
A31USE REPUBLIC N.
Williams, Lamar and Shackelford Do
the Scrubbing. The Minority Lead
71o-er Remined Mr. Lamar That
No Insulting Language
Would be Tolerated.
A dispatch from Washington says
the washing of Democratic linen for
the amusement of Republicans" as
Mr. Williams, the minority leader put
:t Monday, occupied the attention of
the house for more than four hours
Wednesday. The r, u'- acc~mplished
was a defy thrown at the minority
leader by Representative L mar of
of Florida and another by Rspresenta
tive Shackelford of Missouri. The
complaint of both resulted from the
failure of Mr. Williams to recommerd
tbeir reappointment as members of
the committee on interstate and for
sign commerce. Both made long
speeches in whic'i Mr. Williams' lead
ership was assalled from many points.
Mr. Williams replied to Mr. Lamar at
some length and briefly to Mr. Shack
elford. His defense was that last
session the Democrats or, this com
mittee were divided and be deemed
it necpssary for the good of the party
ard the country that a united nrinor
ity report should be made on the sub
jact of railroad rate legislation.
Speaking of the leadership of Mr
Williams, Mr. Lamar said he would
recognize him as the party leader but
not personally, "until he relieves me
of an unjust charge on his part."
He stated that he did not agree
with Mr Williams that Republicans
would enjoy personalties between
Democrats. Empiiasizing this he re
ferred to the pirsonal debate of last
sesibn between Mr. Sullivan (Mass.)
aud Mr. Hearst (N. Y.) At that
time, he charged, the minority leadsr
had made no ubj ;ction to the proced
Mr. Lamar reverted to the great
importance of railroad ratelegislation
and reviewed the action of the house
at the last session which included
votirg down the Davey bill, proposed
oy tne minority. The Davey bill, he
said had first been adopat - by a Dam
ocratic caucus. The bih then con.
,a-ned but two sections. The com
mittee added tive more sections.
Even after these sections had been
added, he still thought and would
continue to tiink the Hearst bill su
perlor. The minority leader, he said.
was forced to amend the Davey bill
on the floor of the house or see it go
out to the country in an imperfect
condition. If that cauicus was bind
ing then he challenged the minority
leader to deny the fact no one ccuM'
have amended it Be canceded that
the m inority leader should have power
to make committee remo'vals as well
as appo-i.ments, but he must exer
clse that power in the face of moral
obligation and a reasonableness. He
reviewed the fact that he had voted
for Mr. Williams as leader. "and sus
cained him when his party turned
onin down on the Miles amendment."
Mr. Limar concludad with the
statement tha~t he considered his re
movai from tue commerce committee
an act ab.slutely untanable and an as
prsion uren his pr.vatecharacrer H:
a cured the reacing of corresp ndence
on the matter between himself and
Mr. Lamar said it had gone to the
country through the press that the
minority leader would not tolerate
followers of Mr. Hearst.
He admitted that he felt friendly
'ov'art Mr. Hearst and regarded hb
oill a good one. He then charged Mr.
Williams with contributing more in
2ne minute to Democratic inharmy
han be (Mr. Lamar) had in a year.
He admed that on Monday be
was in the heat of anger and glad
'tat he had toen stopped. However.
his perscnal friendship for Mr. Wil
I ams hac c ras- d.
Mr. Williams was at once r:c~grIzed
to reply. "I am," he said, ,,about to
perform a very unuleasant d ity and
ne the wisdcm of which I have seri
sus doubts. Tne gentlemen takas
njmse'f coo seriously. He thinks he
can make a national issue out of a
committee asignment but he can't do
it. He thinks he was removed but he
was not. There was Do committee."
Mr. Williams asked if he would not
have been lacking in moral courage
and in every essential of a dloor leader
it he had made up a minori~y mem
bershiip of the cormittr e wh-c have
divied four to two on the question of
"My brotner would have gone if
that committee under the same cir
cumstances," said Mr. Williams, and
e adddd that had the Hearst bill re
ceived the minority support in comn
mittee he would have supported it in
COmparing Mr. Lamar to his "great
uncle, L. Q C L imar," Mr. Williams
said the unc.le possessed "superb ego
tismn but he also possessed to conse
rate it a sup- rb in elect."
Tue conversation to the Hearst bill
he likened to the couy rslon of Saul
on his way to Damascus. It was In
spred. L rng applause followed the
sttement of Mr. Williams that he
sould ignore the personalities of Mr.
Lamar. A pplause agrain lollowed Mr.
Wiiamns when he had not allowed
personalities to Irnfiuence his transac
tion of public business. And what he
uad doe he said, had been approved
by "almost the unanimous opinion of
members of the minority side of the
nouse " (tipplause.) Hs referred to
the commnittee appointmen's of Mr
Hearst-labor and irrigation of arid
lands and admitted he did not love
Mr. Ii arit, "why should I love a
millionarie who owns many newspa
pers whicha he seoms to be devoting to
tearing me down?" he said.
Mr. wnuam monude with cx.
pressiri (f regr, t at the proc -edings.
Mr. L-mar a:- orce appealed for
recognith'o, as did Mr. Stackelford.
Mr. L ume- was recogr.z d for 15
minutes. He spoke with feelirg and
charged that the minority leader h.d
c.illed the rate caucui of last sessian
because be wss angry at being turred
&.wn by his colleagues on the Miles
amendment. "It was not a caucus,
it was a gr-id brick," he said.
"Mr. Williams cautioned Mr. La
mar "to prevent unpleasant things
from happening," saying "the gentle
man is not permitted to use Insulting
language on the floor of this hcuse."
Mr. L-tmar referred to a letter of
criticism of Mr. Hearst by Mr. Wi
liams. Tne latter denied the critc'm.
Mr. Sha..kelford was recognized and
reviewed the history of rate legisla
Mr. Shackleford said he was glad
to see President RooseveIt -n his mes
sage had "come around to the Hearst
He Inveighed egainst "besses" and
Mr. Williams said he bad had
enough and did not desire to reply.
The past had gone. He looked to the
future and believed that tbis year
there would be found six Di m-crats
on a committee wbilch would agree.
He was tired of disc'r.j. "We are re
presented now in all the funny papers
of the cornty as a donkey.
"The trouble Is," he e lntir u 'd turn
ing to tce R publican side of the
chamber, "that the people of the
cuntry are tired of you and afraid of
us and it is partially on account of
such things as happened here this
morning that it is afraid of us." The
Dzm.,cratie party, Mr. Williams said
would vote for a Republican rate bill
if it c.ntained power to name a sub
stitute rate to put and keep it in foice
and to regulate private car lines and
The house adjourned until Wed
KASONIC GRAND LODG.
The Offibrs E!ected for the Ensuin
Year at Ctiarleston.
The following are the newly elected
officers of the Masonic grand lodge.
Grand master, F. E Harrisa:, Abbe
ville; deputy grand master, J. L
ichie, Darlington; senior grand war
den, James R. Johnson, Charleston;
juior grand warden, Geo. S Mower,
Newberry; grand treasurer, Zimmer
man Davis, Charleston; grand seceta
ry, Charles S. Inglesby, Columbia;
grand chaplain, W. P. Smith, Spar
enburg; senior grand deacons, J P
Duckett, Anderon, and F. L. Mor
row, Atbville; junior grand oeaconm;
K- H Sandifer, Rock Hill, and C. H.
Roper, Laurens; grand stewards. J.
W. Rodgsrs, Darlington, and J. W.
Roberts. Greenville, grand mIrshall.
John Kennerly, C.kkestury; grand
pursuivant, W. T. Williams. Lancas
ter; grand tiler, W A. Winkler,
Charleston; , district deputy grsno
masters, W. G. Mazyck, Charlestor;
8 H. Rodgers, Beaufori.; R. A. Gyles
Blacky 1'; W. A. Gvlos, Graniteville;
B. E. Nichols n, E gefield; R. A.
0:o; er. L surers; B F. S: :rley, R b
erts; J. H. Bryan, Newry; A. S. R'
ell, Poedmont; B. B B shop, Iman;
G. Y. Hunter, Prosperity; L C. Har
rison, Lancaster; J. E McDonald.
Winnsboro; W. C. Divis, Meninrg;
J. Harleston Raad, Georgtow'n; W E.
James. D irlingtur; J. C. Sellers, Lat
t; W. L. Glaze, Orangeburg. The
dlegates and (emfcers of the grand
odecs were given a harbor excursion
and oyster roast at the Isle af Palms
and otherwise entertain'ed by the,
Charleston andi Mount Pleasant Mi.
sons. "The 13 Feilows of the Craft"
met Wednesoa.y A number of offi
cers of the grand lodge were guests at
the dinner served at the Charleston
N:'rgr- Child Barned.
The Columbia says State Matilda
Carr, a 1itle col: red girl six years old,
was burnad so seriously Monday night
that she died Tuesday. T be circum
sta-ces were such that at dirst sus
picion rested on a negro woman who
lives In th.e same house, but at the
coroners ir quest held Wednesda, night
the facts as brought out Indicate that
the affair was an accident. The child
lived with her father, Jotan Carr, just
orth of the old race track on E m
woodl avenue. She and others were
plaing in the fire and throwing pa
per into the fumties. In some way her:
dress caught and before the othersi
c uli stop her shs ran screaming intoi
the field nearby. The burning dress
cmmunicated the d ames to t: e broom
sedge and it was Impossible to rescue
the child from the cGeath that envel
oped her. Sae lingered but a short
tme her body havirng been charred in
Shot at the Sultan.
One of the chief cffizers of the A>
banan bodyguard of Abdul Hamnid,
Sultan, has arrived at Geneva, Switz
erland, as a fugitive from Constantino
pe. He says a serious affair occured
several nights ago in the palace be
tween members of the bodygaurd.
The sultan rushed to the scene and
sme one In the crowd dred at the
sultan, but the bullet was defl ycted
from the body by a coat of mall whIch
he always wears. Tne sultan at once
returned to his rooms and threatened
punishnent of all officers. The c ficer
who reached here says he fl..d Immedi
ately after the scene was enacted, and
he does not know what became of the
Tubacco Mezn PAgt
The tobacco factory at Eikton. Ky.
owned by Mrs. M. B. Penyck and op
erted by the American Snuff com
pany, was blown up by dynamite ear
ly Tuesday morning. There was no
loss of life, but the damage to to the
factory is complete. There was no in
surance on the plant as the Insurance
c mpany had only a few days ago can
celled the policy, owing to the excite
ment occasioned in this locality by
the tactics of some tchicco growers.
The for':e of the expl si 'ns was felt
for a long distance. Several houses in
the vicinity were damaged as was the
Kille-d Them All.
Willian McWilliams was sentencedi
on M1 anday 1to be hanged for the mur
der of his wife and ive childreni two
maweekn o atInepnncr e 'nwa.
thing else I will resign." This be did
do and refused to withdraw cespite
the urgirg of Col. Morgan, who ac
cording had hiru c urt-martialed.
C-reral Orders No. 318. dated
"War D partment, Adjutant Gener
's Obii.:e. Washington, March 24th,
1664," gives an account of the trial.
it was during a general court-martial
which was convened at Fort Taylor,
March 23 1863, Major W. H. Gansier,
47 h Pernsy ivania Volunteers, presd
ing. Capt. Smythe was arraigned
and tried on three different charges,
nc'udir g five specifications, alleging
,hat he participated In a mutinous
meeting, wnich did not attempt to
suppress, which did not inform his
commanding cjffier of, that tendered
ais resignation at a critical time, and
refused to withdraw it when urged.
He was found "not guilty" of all
charges and sps cfications save the
drst specification of charge three (not
withdrawing his resignatien when
asked by his superior officer), the re
port on this future being "Guilty ex.
cept the words "insist upon its being
forwarded at a time when there were
apprehensions of a general resistance
to the execution of an order from
headquarters of the Department of
The following is the verdict: "And
the court being of the opinion that
there was no criminality, does there
fore acquit him." Cipt Smythe was
later reinstated to his old c ;mmand.
It is interesting to note that as a
result of this cruelty Col. Morgan was
removed from c.mmand of the post.
"Offiial R cords of Union and Con
federate Navies, Series 1. volume 17,
page 376," contains a copy of the
order and a request for Morgan's re
moval on accouat of its inhuanity by
Bear Admiral Tbeodore Bailey, ,om
manding the Eastern Gulf blockading
,T EWELS SAVED BY DREA.
Salesman Woke Up in Time to Frigh
ten Burglar away.
Louis Popkin, a jewelry salesman
>f Kanias City arrived in New York
four days ago, with $2,300, which he
carried in a belt around his waist, and
a satchel, which he says contains $11,
000 worth of samples. He hired a
room in the bozrding house
at 142 Clinton street, apd made no
ecret of the treasures he carried. At
night when he went to bed, he put
mnc belt under the pillow and the sat
shel under the bed.
E3.rly Thursday morning, as PWp
kin described it afterward, he had a
erribe dream. He thought the
house was revulying around, while a
fierce tornado raged without. Then
auddenly the roof caved in, and he
wcke up just in time to see a man
groping under the bed. The burglar
ied, and Popkin qaickly placed his
tands under the pillow and found
hat tae b At was g.na. He ran do wn
toe stairs in his night cloths, but the
urglar was nowhere in isight when
ta renched the street.
H:. found a policeman at the next
ornar, and waen they went back to
av.s:ig-e ,hey founa money srean
in the nall; and on the stairways
I '-ig to P skin's room. Tuley
gaerd uoe 1,300, wtc i the burg-,
ar mast hav; droipped ouu of the belt
as h'. ran. Tie satchel was safe.
Max Adler, of 163 Brooms street was
,60s quently arrested on suspicioa of
eog the thief.
Death Lisi Of Lakes.
According to figures complied by
he Lake Marine 1R ews bureau, the
eath list on the Graet Lakes during
he season now closing has been the
eaviest of any year since big steel
essels began to be used on the lakes.
A tot-al of 215 lIves were lost, Or
tese, 116 were lost during the three
reat storms of this fall. The remain
lg 99 were lost by falling overboard
ad lUke causes. During the season of
1904 only 49 lives were lost on the
reat Lakes, this being the smallest
loss on record, and only two of these
were due to shiwrecks. Lake-:Erie,
which led the list of dead for a num
f years, this season gave place to Lake
Superior, where 95 sailors were lost, as
ompared with 40 for Lake Erie, 38
for Lake Huron, 15 for Lake Michi
an, 10 for Lake ;Ontario, 11 for the
Detroit and St. Clair river passage,
and 6 for the Soo passage.
Seeriff T. R. Blount Thursday night
was overpowered by prisoners in the
McIntosh County, Ga., jail awaiting
a guard from the State penetentlary
and James Hinton escaped. Dick
Wilsrn and Hinton attacked the
sheriff and the deputy- The sheriff
had to shoot Wilson before he could
subdue him and keep him from follo e'
ing Hinton. Another prisoner natued
Nisworthy gave the alarm and did not
try to escape, but assisted the sheriff.
A posse went in pursuit of Hinton,
b't returned after an unsuccessful
miss Alice Is Engaged.
Formal announcement was made
late Thursday afternoon by the Pres
ident and Mrs. Roosevelt of the en
gagement of their daughter, Alice
Lee Rjosevelt, to Nicholas Longworth
Rpresentative In Congress from the
First district of Ohio, one of the Cin
cinnati districts. Coupled with the
announcement that the wedding will
take place about the middle of next
February. Wu11e arrangements for
the wedding have not been nade, it
Is expected that it will occur at the
Who Killed Him.
The correspondent of the Evening
Standard at Virenea wires that news
received from Novesta, Russia, says
that assassinationI of General Sakarog
was by a blacksmith disguised as a
woman. He pretended to be deaf and
dumb in order to reach Sakaharcif
It is said that after he was captured
the assassin was freed by the revolu
tionists and sent across the frontier
Four persons were drowned in the
Montagueela river as the result of the
passenger steamer Rasehite colliding
w th the towboat John F. Klein, and
sinking in fourteen feet of water. All
the dead were employed on the steam
er as deck hands and were drowned
while asleep. The boat carried four
teen passengers, but all were gotten
to shore safely.
General Gobin's Visit to Augus
ta, Ga., Recalls Chivalry of
A, FEDERAL OFFICE.
Captain E. D. Smythe, Who Was Court
martialed Because lie Resigned
Rather Than Persecute De
fenceless Women and
Apropos the coming visit to the city
Df General J. P. S. Gobin, of Pennsyl
vania, as announced in Wednesday
morning's issue of The Chronicle, and
nis presence in the state last week, a
reporter Wednesday chanced upon a
ait of by-history of the civil war,
itherto unpublished, that merits at
ention because of the interesting and
anusual story of te refusal of an offi.
nr of a victorious army to participate
in a cruel oppression of a conquered
Peculiar lecal interest is given the
incident by reason of the fact that
ahe fedenl cffl..er who took tuis man
Ly and courageous stand, in the face
f almost certain disgrace and punish
zent has for a score or more years
een an honored resident of Augusta
Ind is no less a personage that the
popular postmaster, Captain E. D.
mythe Tihis a bit of Captain Smy
5h's record that is not geaerally known
ro his many friends.
It will be remembered that General
obin commanded the Pennsylvania
regiment that was a member of the
nrps stationed here during the Span
sb-American war. While at Camp
KEKenzle Col. Gobin was elected to
Ln importa-t state cfflee and is at
?resent lieutenant-governor of Penn
iylvania. He is a past commander of
be G. A. R., and also had charge of
the state troops during the great an
5hracite coal strike in Pennsylvania a
ew years ago.
While here General Gobin had a
3umber of fast friends among whom
as Captain Smythe. But they had
ecome acquainted long before that
eriod. Tneir friendship was formed
uring the bloody strife that has been
1 aptly termed "the time that tried
nen's souls." And they came to know
iaci other is a peculiar cspacity that
erved to Impress itself upon them
nore than the ordine.ry intercourse
yetween young offcers fighting in the
ame army would have done, as we
)rought out by general G)bin him
lf, when Captain Smythe c1anced
o meet him in Atlanta tie other day.
rihile he was in G-agia as a member
)f the Pennsyivana delegation to An
"Boys," said General Gobin, grip
log botn of Capt. Smythe's nanda mn
grasp of good fellowship, "10ook at
>d Smythe here To see us now you
would never think that we once occu
ied the respective positions of defen
lant and prosecutor, but it is true, as
e will himself :if an. Be was once
:urtmartialed aad I acted as judge
dvcate. However, he got thrcugh
Li right and ought to be proud of the
experience which, I may say at this
ilstance from the trying times of the
'xties, but seved to emphasize and
perpetuate a no'ble stand taken by him
lor the principles of humanity that
ihould merit for him the esteem of all
:uthern people and brave men every
This trial referred to here by Gan
eral Gobin was one of the most mem
rabe experiences in Captain Smythe's
areer. While c ammander of Company
3, 90th New York Volunteers, he was
stationed with his regiment at Key
West, Fla., during the winter and
spring of 1863. It was there that the
whole affsir occured and Capt. Smythe
stil preserves and clherishes all the
papers in c ;nnection with it, some of
which are now sadly tattered from
iandling and yellow with age. He
has a copy of the whole proceedings
as kept in the war cffloe at Washing
ton, the original copy of the c'>arges
nd specifications in the beautiful and
egible handwri:ing of the clerk,
ypewrters being then unknown,
which was served upon him, and of a
hand bill, remarkable like those of the
present day containing the order
which was the cause of the whole
trouble. In large type it Is headed
"AttentioL !" and reads as follows:
"Headqu ,.rters, Island of Keywest,
"U. S. Barracks, Feb. 17th, 1863.
General Order No. 10:
"In accordance with instructions
received from Headquarters, Dep't of
the South, the families of all persons
(white) residing within the limits of
this Cc.mmaand, who have husbands,
brothers, or sons in Rebel employment,
*ill hold themselves in readiness to
embaik on board of the tirst available
Transport, for Hilton Head, S. Ci.,
with a view of being placed within
the rebel lines.
"The heads of such families will re
port in person to the Headquarters
without delay. Due notice will be
given as to the Transport and time of
"By command of
"Jos S MORGAN,
"Col. 90th Reg't. N. Y. Vols.
"C. nmmandinir Post."
"W. T. Wooley,
"Lieut. and Posi Adjt."
The harshness of the inhuman order
that the families of Confederate sold
iers be placed within the Confederate
lines aroused tbe indignation of all,
even the cf~cers of Col. Morgan's own
command, and they held a meeting
three days later to discuss the mat
ter. After long consideration it was
decided that there was nothing ibey
could do. However, Capt. Smaythe's
sese of justice would not submit to
the proceedings, and with character
istic frankoess he declared, "G-entle
men, we did not- came South to make
war on women and children, but tO
fight for our country. . This is an un
holy proceeding that I cannot stand
oand fur my part if I can't do any
TO B. LOOKED INTO.
The Body of Darge n ay Yet Be
Coroner of Darlington Ordered to
Show Cause Wby New Inqueibt
Should -Not be Held.
A dispatch from Darlington to The
State says upon petition of certain
policyholders in the Fidelity In urance
company of Philadelphia, in which
company Rbirt Keith Dargan, de
ceased, held a policy for $25 000, Judge
Watts has ordered J. L. Clanton, cor
of this county, to appear b -fore him
at Caeraw Saturday and show cause
why the inquest held by him immedi
ately upon the death of Rooert K3ith
Dargan should not be set aside and a
new one held.
The Fidelity Mutual policyholders
will be represented by Stevenson &
Matheson and E. R. McIver of- -Che
raw and Spears & Dennis of Darhng.
tn. J. L. Clanton will be represented
by Miller & Lawson of Darlington, F.
E. Ualkins of Palladelpbia will appear
as petitioner for the policynolders.
Tne Fidelity Mutual has perbistent
ly refused to pay the $25,000 to the
wife of the insured on the ground that
there is no satisfactory proof of the
death of R. K. Darg&n. Attorneys for
company will likely argue that the
inquest was improperly held, while
those for the coroner will-hold that it
was properly conducted. Considerable
interest is centerea in the decision of
Bobert K Ith Dargan carried only
$40,000 insurance at the time of his
death. Toe entire amonut was held
in, two companies, $15 000 and $25.
000, in the Equitable of New York
and the Fidelity Mutual of Philadel
Messrs. A. R. Bruce & Dunn, rep
resenting the Eq iltable, came here in
August to lon-4a mnto the matter and
paid the po icy held against their com
pany. Tae local agent, Mr. Byrd, aid
ed these gentlemen in their investiga
tions and ie stated that the policy of
$15 000 was promptly paid.
M .ssrs. T. El. Calkins of P Ailadal
phia and W. L. Williams of Cclu-bia
representing the Fidelity Mutual,
were also here at the same time in
vestigating the ease.
Of the above amount (140.000), $5,
000 goes to his daughter, $25,000 to
rls wife and $10.00 to his estate.
E 0. Lide and L. E. Wifiams, Jr..
who were appointed receivers of "be
Darlington Trusa company at the time
it failed with the Independent Oil
cmpany last summer, have been en
joined by tae cour& not to sell the real
es ate at present in possession of tbis
onern. The receivers tiave about
wfund up their duties-iand wished to
sell the real estate for a final settle
ment out a protet was raised by some
of the creditors and stockholders.
Som-e of the prroperty is in litigation
ad it was Coa:idered inopparbune
and impracticil .- sell at preson.
Special Ju .ge Binet was applied to
hcid up we sale and acting on the
.esimony in the cast he has ordered
it not to be sold.
A later dispatch from Dariington
says Judge Watts refa~sed to have the
body taken up.
Zan'ir dandle Skauik Skins.
A man can not sell polecat skins and
deliver the United States mail from
the same wagon at the same time
without getting in trouble with the
Postoice Department. This was es
tablished when Mr. DeGraw, the
fourth assistant postmaster general,
received a complaint from a farmer
living at Little Hocking, Washington
ounty, Ohio, who declares that the
rural free dellvery ctrrler who brings
his letters and newspapers disposes of
polecat skins as a side line. The com
plainant further says that his letters
and newspapers exude a very disagree
able odor as a result of this contact
with the skins, and that he thinks
the department should make the car
rier cut out the side line or resign
from the gcovernment service. Tne
rules of the department allow a rural
carrier to carry on other business, pro
vided It does not interfere with his
deliveries, and Mr. De G:aw is tryir g
to figure out whether tnis is a sufi.
Rernse~d to :darry der. -
Miss A. Chiaffee Drake, who claims
to be a wealthy young woman of
Hendersonville, N~ 0., arrived mn
Chester, Pa., Tiursday night after
coming one thousand miles from Far
nandzz, Fia, to be::ome tne brie of
Hawkes S. Thomson, a youth of
eighteen years of age, who cima to
Chester two months ago from Forida
After the woman arrived in the city,
her intended husband refused to have
anything to do with her, statir-g that
his people would not allow him to
marry. Miss Drake went to a local
boarding hacuse, and although she
made every effort to interview the
young man, ste was refased admit
tance to the house of his aunt, Mrs.
Thomas A. Devers, where. he Is
stopping. Thomson says he never
intended marrying the woman.
Miss Drake is thirty-five years of age
beautiful and very refined and educa
ted. Sne has telegrams and letters
from Thompson asking her to come
here to be married.
Governor Hey ward Friday refused
to take any acdion in the petition
sent in by the ilends of RL. F. and J.
H. Rickey, of Anderson. Tnese
brother beetme Involved Ina a row
with Sheriff Green last summer on
the day a speech was made in that
town by Senator Tillman. The sher
1ff 'was dangerously cut and the
brothers were tried and sentenced to
one and three years respectively.
Te petition presented to the govat
Lor was for a comnuttationa to a fine,
but as the case is now before the su
preme court he followed his usual cus
tom and decline d to interfere.
At Philadelphia, Pa., after an all
night quarrel, John Meyers, age 45
years, stabbed his wife, aged 39 years
three times in the breast early Thurs
day mornrg and then plunged his
knife into his own chest and slashed
is thrat. Bth will probably die.
A MOB KILLS
Five ilnndred Jews, Being In
cited By the Priests
to THI BLO DY WORK.
The Church Endorsed the Slaughter of
the Poor Helpless People. Sol.
diers- Meeting at St. Peters
burg Demands Strike Set
A dispatch from St. Petersburg,
Russia, says a report of a fresh mas
sacre of Jews, in which over 500 per
sons were killed, re ched here Thurs
day morning from Turkish Volhynia.
Tie mas-acre was Incited by a local
pries1t, who cafled on the Cbristians
to rise an! exverinate. the Jews. A
4reat mob attick:d all Jewish shops,
killing and sbasiag. al! Jaw..& that fell
into their hands. Tne few Jews that
evcaped) from the mob'are destitute.
F.lowlng the missacre, the priest,
who Incited outrage, preacled a ser
mon, in which he praised the awful
deed. The kcc-I eceiaslastical auth
orities ordered an acaount printed and
listributf d broadaast throaghout the
country. It is feared the result of this
action will be to incite fresh massac
re-t J Jwa.
Mtiny has broken rut' among the
soluiess in the city, althouga it is im
porsible to asy how seri)us it 1s. Four
regimsnts have joined in a notice
which was sent to workingmen, in
which th y say: "You need not fear
the bureaucracy any longer. We-are
with you and you are resolved to anni
ilate all reactionaries. If ordered to
ire on you we wili not do so. We will
aot spuare cartridges, but they will
not be directed agalcst von."
Tne So. Petersburg b:urse Thurs
day sent a deputation to Count Witte
to urge him to se~tl the postal and
telegraph strike at once. Tne delega
ion told Witte that the government
should surrender to all the demands of
trikes if that was tne only way to
end the strike.
Tae action of the czar in issuing a
decree whereby the powers of local
provincial governurs and greatly wid
ened, is hailed by tie revolutionists
as a great vicsory for them Tie con
ferring of suc2 powers, the resolution
ists suste, is an admission that can
tral government no longer exists in
Russia and tnat Zhe cz.r Is unable
onger to diect .rovincial affiiirs from
St. Peters:burg, ..ad .ecrdiagly has
elegated his powers t,- loca. authori
ies, many of whom are soppor-rrs of
the revolutioniary movement, R voln
zionaries &tclvre tuat by 1chis ac'. Zhe
zar has pram:cly dethroned him
self everywhere but In Sa. Peters
burg. Easia is no longer a cohedive
state, but simply a collection of pro.
inces ruled by a hosts of little czars
nich widely divergent views as to
how to de::, with revolution.
Lsaders of tile revolutionary move
menu initecd to try to isolate all pro
incial governors. Revolutionists here
nave received a letter from Henry
Sienwiewicz, the P-llsh author, and
30,000 Pjles, in which they declare
rthat Poland has no desire to establish
an independent country, but wisbes
to remain in unmon with Rua. The
letter has created an excellent Impres
ion. It has been read in numerous
metings where resolutions have been
adopted declaring that it is the ambl
tion of the Rassiani people to work
with the Poles for liberty.
The Belgian steamer Antigoon,.
lumber laden, from Mobbie for Lar
oclheile, France went ashlore on a reef
near the Little Island life saving
station at 4 o'clockr Friday morning
and Is In a periious position. Life
savers are taing tue cre w off in a
breeches buoy. The coast storm con
tinues this attemnoon and r'ae gov
ernment life sa.vers are having great
di~lialy In saving the crew from the
Anag?oon. Thus far only live of then
rew nave been rescued. It is sup
posea1 that fit teen or sixteen lives yet
on tile saip are in great dan
The mixicg hajuse, or upper "punch
ing" drpartm'znt, ot the Dopont pow
den mlb,~ locased eiurn miles north of
Birmingham, Ala., blew up Wednes -
Gay morning and five men met a hor.
nbie dea-h. Tneexplosion was heard
for 15 miles. Tne men whio were kill
ed were tmployed in t:1e mixing de
partmens, an~d w21ile in has been sthe
rule not to allow muil powder or dy
namite in these seperarte Loo.ms, there
was encugh to biow the bumlding into
amstereenes. Parts of the bodies
were found in tree tops a quarter of a
mile away from tne scenlt of tEne eX
Liol. Wi. .:sanKa.
Tne Columbis Record sass Mr. W.
G. Smith, of Orsngebu:g, form-ary a
leutenantoa on~d on the saxff of G ay
ernor Hey ward, has been premotedi to
position uf ojmmissary general tio fil
the place made vacaan by tne death
of Hon. Aitanont Moses. Mr. WII
lam Banas, of Commoima has been
appoiuted lieutenant colonei in Mr.
A bout a .iog.
,Tohn E :geman, a young man of
Chattanouga, Tene2, .grurs an old
pedkler named Riley fluleton over the
nead on M nday, lractunnig nlis skull.
ecause tine peddler kicred tne young
Shot a n, Kiled.
During tie ecrous po:formance at
amilton, Ga., on Saturday naggas Bi
Danel Waite as snot and kdl-:d by
'Slick" Strick.nad, c;ioki. Strica
Dsrea WIv- s.
It is said Vore are 14,000 deserted
wives In 'ickago. Tis does not in
cldude the divorced ones-their num
ber being r.mich greatier.