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VOL. XXVI MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1911 NO.18
WE MOVE ON
Itzy New Etterprises ip -he State in
the Past Nine Elhs
REPORT BY COUNTIES
Over Twenty-five Million Dollars In
vested in New Concerns. the Park
er Merger Included in the Total
Capital, Which is a Most Excellent
Twenty-flve million dallars is a.
very large amount of money and it is
approximately that much that has
been put into new enterprises in
South Carolina during the frst nine
months of the year, according to the
reports on le in the office of the sec
retary of rate, says the State.
ThLIs amount Is much larger than
for the same period 'ast year. The
charter fees for the . . ce this year
are several thousand dollars in ad
vaRnce of the fees for the same period
Greenville county leads the State,
with $16,211,000. and Charleston
commes second, with 2,122,900, and
Rinbaand county third with $1,012;
800. Charleston county reaPy led
the State as $15,000,000, the capital
stock of the Parker mill merger be
Ing included in the return from
The following shows the amounts
that have been invested in the va
rious counties of the State:
Abbeville.. .-------- $ 25,000
Agn.. . . .18,000
Anderson . . .. 274,000
3amberg ........... 3,000
Barnwell .......... 146,000
Beaufort. ........--. 35,000
Cahoun ... .-- -.115,500
.Charleston.. . . 2,122,900
Cherokee ..... .. 132,000
Chester .....- --. --.110,00
Chesterfield .. .. .. .. .. 185.000
Clarendon. .------ 196,500
Colleton.... .-.-.-.-.-.- 75,000
Dillon. . -. . .. 767,500
Edgeield -- - ...75,400
Fairfield.... .... 3,700
Florence .. .. .. .. .. 331,600
Georgetown . .. .. .. .. 500,000
Greenvills . . . - - . . .16,211,500
Greenwood ....-.-..-.--.- 5,000
Eampton ....-.-.-.-.-.- 45,000
Marry.. ... .. 26,000
Kershaw ........--...- 140,000
TaWneter .. . ... 123,000
.La.rens .. -. ..234,000
Lee .- .... - .. 22,500
Lexgton .. . . - 11,000
Narion. ... ..----. 91,500
Marlboro .. ..--.-.-.-. 7.6,500
Newberry ..4........ 455,000
Oconee ......--.--.-.-.-.. 5,000
Oranlgeburg .. ......-.-.-..102,000
Pickens...- ......- ..-- ..-. 26,000
Richland. .. .. .. .. .. 1,012,800
Spartanburg.. .. .... ...581,700 1
Sumster .... ..--.-.-.-.- 624,000
Vynion .. ...... ..... .. 106,000
Williamsburg..-.-... .. .. 28,000
SopK.YnG HEART BA.LM. 1
Austriani Officer Demands $25,000
From American GIrL.
A breach of promise suit for $25,-1
000 was filed against Miss Helen Mc
Eurray of New York by Lieut. Ed
ward Stars of the Austrian army. He
alleges tha~t Miss McMurray prom-i1
ised in Vienna. in 1910. to marry him i
and that? thereafter he did all he
could to make -himself pleasing in i
her eyes, taking a year's leave of
absence from the army and losing his
opportunity for advancement, sell- 1
Ing his racing stables and taking up 1
the study of English. He also claims1
to have given Miss McMurraiy many 1
of his family heirlooms, wreaths and 1
bunches of flowers, and that he pur
chased "a~t enormous cost" a civilian
outfit and evening clothes. When he
ame -to New York in July last to
claim his bride she saw him but once.
he alleges, and then only long
enough to discard him.
CASE SETTLED AT LAST.
Bottom of the Maine Was Blown In
ward by Explosion.
Exploration of the bottom of the
Maine Wednesday at Havana, Cuba.
about 140 feet raft of the bow, re
ealed a plate identinied as forming
a portion of -the outer hull of the
hp on the port side near the keel
and under the magazines as having
been blown inward, the upper part
being folded inward. This appar
etly could result only from an ex
iernal -pressure. The engineer in
charge and the other officers are
maintaining reticence, but the dis
Scovery is strongly confirmatory of the
theory of an external explosion. One'
-body was recovered from the boiler
room. It was that of an unusally tall
Hilled in Wreck of Train.
Engineer W. A. Kinney was killed,
Fireman Ed Townes, colored. serious'
ly injured, and the mail clerks and
passengers were badly shaken up
when 5octhern railway train No.37.
from Washington to New Orleans.
was derailed between Benaja and
Reidville, about 20 miles north of
Greensboro- N. C. This is one of the
fnest trains in the South.
Defies Blease's Parole.
At Columbia Mayor Gibbes took is
sue wit~h the governor of South Car
olna,byj refusing to release Bratton
'P grew. who was paroled, having
en convicted in the recorder's court
bna charge of drunkenness. Petti
grew was a frequent offender.
THEY OWNED UP
SENSATIONAL TRIAL HAD AN
Centre, Kansas, Plead Guilty to
Centre, ansas, Plead uilty to Tar
Tarring Girl Teacher.
-Pleas of guilty were suddenly an
nounced in the circuit court at Lin
coln Centre, Kansas, on Thursday, by
three of the prominent citizens ac
cused in connection with the tarring
of Miss Mary Chamberlain, the Shady
Bend school teacher. These announc
ed pleas of guilty: Everett G. Clark,
president of a Shadj end milling
company; Watson Scranton, Shady
Bend farmer; Jay Fitzwater, Shady
A flood of affidavits was let loose
in court at the beginning of the hear
ing of an application by Everett G.
Clark, the wealthy miller of Shady
Bend, for a change of venue in the
case, in which he with eight other
men are charged with "assault and
battery" in connection with the tar
ring of Miss Mary Chamberlain last
August. Miss Chamberlain was in
court, accompanied by her mother
Since Miss Chamberlain was de
coyed to a lonely spot on a country
road, seized by a band of a dozen or
more men, her clothing torn off and
her body coated with tar, she has re
mained in close retirement in her
home in the little Shady Bend com
munity, where she taught school and
where it is said her populariy with
the men caused jealous wives and
sweethearts to inflict on her the tor
ture which created a storm of indig
axation throughout the State.
Another confession of gulit in the
tar party case came on Thursday
when Edward Ricord, a barber, ad
nitted he decoyed Mis Mary Cham
erlain, a school teacher, to a point
:ear Shady Bend, where she was
'tarred" on Aug. 7. He went before
fudge Gover and entered a plea of
,uilty. Sentence was ,suspended urr
:I after the trial of the other accused
Record has been in jail for the last
:hree months, awaiting action on an '
npeal of a justice court sentence of f
me year for complicity in the attack
m Miss Chamberlain. He was the
irst man arrested in connection with
he "tar party" case. It is alleged he
eceived $5 for his part in the affair. t
According to Miss Chamberlain C
he accompanied Ricord on the night I
f the attack under the impression t
hat he was taking her to a dance. t
ticord expects leniency as the result 8
>f his confession.
SLIPPED ON PEEL OF BANANA.
lay Result in Crippling for Liffe 01 f
Man Who Stepped on It.
The Greenville Piedmont says tes- I
imony to the fact tha.t the city ordi
ance against the throwing of ba
ana peels on the sidewalks of the
ity's streets is not enforced as it
hould be, and that failure to en
orce the law puts pedestrians in a
recarious situation Is borne by a
ad incident that occurred recently,
>arely failing to cause death to aI
Mr. Robert Nash, a man who has
Ived here for about eleven months,
taing come here from Virginia.
was walking down Main street near
he postoffice building a week ago.
gear the corner of Main and Broad
treets he slipped on a banana peel
nd fell to the sidewalk, the base of
uis spine striking the pavement. The
'oot that stepped upon the peeling
rent high Into the air and he suf
ered a hard fall.
Persons on the street came to the
Ld of Mr. Nash and he was taken
o the Salvation Army citadel where
~e was given medical attention and
3r. 'Black and Brown have been at
ending him since. It was founa
hat the base of Nash's spine was
ractured and that the nerves were
Nash has suffered terrible pains
nd it is likely that he will never
walk again. The attending physician
said that the injuries may heal, but
he chances are that he will never
gain have the use of his limbs.
Iis legs have been numb and feeling
ess since the fall. It is thought that
he break In the spine will heal but
hat his nervous system will never
>e whole again and that this will,
revent further use of the legs.
Nash is a young man and rather
all and it is believed that his height
nade the fall more serious. It is
bhought that if it had been an old
nean to suffer the fall death would
tave resulted. However, Nash, be
ng a young man, the wounds will
tot, it is thought, prove fatal.
Rejected Suitor Kills Three.
At Vienna. Austri-a, Dr. Robert
Flolzknecht von Hort of the ministry
>f justice and his son and daughter
were shot and killed Friday night by
i man named Watkovic. formerly an
~imployee of the ministry. He was a
tutor to the von Hort family and was
eamored of the girl, who had refue'
?d to receive his attentions. In this
he was supported by her father.*
They Fought It Out.
At Whitesburg, Ky.. in a pistol
ight between Former United States,
Mfarsh all F. M. Blair and Wash Mor-1
~an in the mountains Thursday both
cen were killed. Morgan was being
souaht by the officer on a charge of
havina shot and killed a policeman
in Redda, Va., a few days ago.
Killed and Hurt by Train.
Near Gainesville, Ga.. Fred Black
'ged 20. was instantly killed and Roe
Crane was seriously injured at Oak
wood Thursday, when a Southern
railway passenger train ran down a
wagon they were driving. Their two
orses also were killed. *
TRIAL OF TUTEN
He Is Accused of Muidfirg J R. Lang
ford in Hampton Conniy
WHAT WITNESSES SAID
dary Harris, the White Woman in the
Case, the Principle Witness for the
State, Testified that Tuten, the De
fendant, Did the Killing of Lang
ford, Which the State Claims.
LeRoy B. Tuten, of Hampton
County, is not guilty of the murder
of J. R. Langford, according to the
decision reached by the jury in the
case early Thursday afternoon. Two
and a half days were consumed in the
trial of the case which was brought
to Bamberg from Hampton. and ac
cording to statements made, it took
the jury scarcely three minutes to d.
cide the case, once the matter was
in its hands.
The case of the State against Le
Roy B. Auten was begun In the court
of general sessions at Bamberg on
Tuesday. The defendant is charged
with the murder of J. R. Langford,
just outside of the town of Brun
son, in Hampton county, about a
year ago. Both the deceased and the
defendants come from large and
prominent families. The case was
transferred to Bamberg County on the
ground that a fair and impartial trial
ould not be had at Hampton. Below
we give the testimony in the case:
The first witness called by thb
tate was Dr. J. W. Mole of Brunson,
v ho held an autopsy the day after the
killing. This witness testified that
he body of Langford was found in
he woods near Hampton, and that a
ound was discovered near the left
ar. The skin was not severely in
ured and the skull was not fractur
d, a hemorrhage near the brain be
ng the imediate cause of death.
Dr. J. L. Folk, the next witness,
estified that he was the family phy
ician of Langford ,and that he had
iever seen any evidence of apoplexy
bout the deceased.
E. W. Addison stated that he saw
ruten the day after the burial. Octo
!, and that Tuten told him that
ie had been near the place where
he body was found, on the morning
f the killing, and that he had been
unting birds there. The witness
estified that a horse and buggy was
ied to a tree about 36 feet from the
pot where Mr. Langford's body was
It was testified by Gray Rivers that
e saw Langford leave Brunson on
he mroning of the killing, and that
e himself was in the party that
ound the body about 8:45 that
ight. He staLed that Langford was
ound lying on a lap robe, and that a
orse and buggy was hitched to a
J. C. Dowling told of finding the
ody of the deceased in the woods,
nd also stated that about a week
fter the killing Tuten had said to
im that he had been near the place
f the killing on November 29, look
ng for a covey of birds. After find
ng the body, several men went to the
ouse of Mary Harris, and took her
o the Hampton jail.
John Allen, a colored b)and of Tu
en, testified that Tuten offered to di
ide $100 among Allen and some oth
r negroes if they would tell the
ruth at the trial. Allen swore that
dr. Tuten was in the field with his
ands at about sunrise, and was in
heir sight almost all the time until
he train went by. which other wit
esses testinied was about 9:30 in the.
A good deal of Wednesday's ses
ion was taken up with the testimony
>f Mary Harris. who has played a
nost important part in the case. The
ight of the killing this woman was
rrested, and after bting confined in
he Hampton jail for a time, she was
emoved to the penitentiary, where
he had been kept since. Richard
VilIliams, the negro, whose name ap
>ers often in the testimony, has
iso spent some time in the peniten
ary, where he was hurried soon af
er the homicide, the oficrs faring1
hat he might be lynched.I
The testimony of Mary Harris, the
>rincipal witness for the State, was
;reatly weakened by the proof
>rought out on cross-examination
hat she had made a number of con
iicting statements as to who struck
he fatal blow. Sne stated on the
tand Wednesday that the defendant,
eRoy B. Tuten, hit Langford on the
ead with his gun, but it was shown
hat soon after the killing she told a
umber of people that the act war.
~ommitted by Richard Williams. and
old another man that Mr. Langford
lied a natural death. Several spirit
d contests by counsel over the ad
nission of evidence arose during the
~xamination of this witness.
The defendant sits in the court
oom beside his counsel and appears
rery cool and collected. He is a tall
nan, with gray hair, and is very
rominently connected in his native
R. C. Brant testified that as the
round on Mr. Langford's head was
so slight he was not fully satisfied
:hat it had been caused by a blow.
and so about two weeks after the
-eath he exam.ined carefully the
rround upon which the body had
been found. He stated that he had
Eeund no roots. sticks or other ob
ects in the groundi which could have
produced the injury, but that the
and at the place was quite open.
Mary Harris was then placed upon
he stan-l. She is 21 years old, and
ives with her aged .father near Mr.
Tuen's house. She testified that on
November 2!9 Lannford came by her
house. where sbe was cutting wood.
and asked her to go with him. She
said that the two then went out
in the woods together. Tuten walk
ed up the girl testified, and struck
LIVED A DUAL LIFE
MAN PLAYED THE JEKYLL AND
HYDE ROLE FOR YEARS.
He Was a Highly Respectable Gen
tlemen by Day But Burglar and
Murderer at Night.
The trial of Bertram G. Spencer,
who is charged with murdering Miss
Martha G. Blackstone, a Springfield,
Mass., school teacher, has begun.
The killing took place on March 31,
1910, but the trial has been delayed
in order that the prisoner might
be watched by alienists, for the de
fense will be insanity of a "Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" type.
'Spencer has admitted to the police
that he was responsible fcr a series
of hold-ups and robberies, which for
nearly two years kept the city almost
panicstricken. He was known among
his acquaintances as an honest, hard
working young married man.
About three years ago,- while em
ployed as a railroad man, Spencer
fell i2 love with an attractiv young
woman from a highly respected fam
ily and not long afterward they were
married and went to housekeeping.
A baby was born, and the couple
were to all outward appearances hap
py and devoted.
Yet during all this time Spencer,
according to his statement to the po
lice, was terrorizing the city by bold
robberles. Most of these were com
mitted in the early evening, so that
by 8 o'clock he might be at home
with his little family.
On the night of March 31, 1910,
Miss 'B-lackstone was visiting at the
home of Miss Harriet Dow when a
man entered and shot both women.
Miss Blackstone was killed, but Miss
Dow was only sl!zhtly iniuri1. After
the police had exhaused every effort
to run down the murderer and had
about lost hope, a locket which had
been found in the yard of a home
robbed several months before was
turned over to them.
The locket bore the initials "B. G.
S." and by a coincidence the only
name in the Springfield directory
with these initials was Bertram G.
Spencer. Pictures in the locket were
identified as of his wife and a rela
tive. Spencer was arrested. He ad
mitted, the police say, every crime
laid at his door and told a remark
able story of his dual personality.
Langford on the head with his gun;
and then told the girl that if she did
not say that Richard Williams had
hit Langford he would kill tier, as he
had already killed two men. The
girl says she then ran home, and
went into the cotton field, about 100
yards from the scene of the killing,
passing a colored man in a wagon on
the way. The witness said that she
was afraid of Tuten after this, and
that this was why she told Herman
Lightsey, J. G. Bowers, and a detec
tive, in the penitentiary, that Wil
liams had struck the blow.
The witness said that after she
bad been taken to the penitentiary
she told several men that Tuten had
killed Langfford. She stated that Tu E
ten had been Intimate with her for. t
three or four yea.rs. but that t.he ne
gro, Richarde Williams, had never
made any Improper remarks to her.
It was brought out on cross-exam
ination by Mr. Welch that at the 1
coroner's inquest, a few days after
the killing, Mary Harris swore thatC
Williams had struck the fatal blowC
with a stick. The- witness admitted
having made this statement at the
inquest. It was shown that she had
made similar statements to Mr. Dowl-' f
ing, Mr. Hai-ter, Mr. Gray, and in the(
nenitentiary to Capt. Roberts, Mr. 1
Griffth, Dr. 'Butler and members of
the penitentiary board.
Some testimony was also brought
out that Mary Harris had told sev- -
eral men that Richard Williams had 1
been intimate with her. The witness
admitted having told J. P. Bowers int
the Hampton jail that no one struck
Langford but that he had died from
natural causes. In addition it was I
shown that the woman had told the
solicitor at the penitentiary that Tu- I
ten had never been inimnate with her.
The girl testified that Langford had
heen attentive to her for about two
Three negrees were placed upon
the stand in order to throw light up
on the whereabouts of Richard Wil
:ams at the time of the killing. E.i
W. Rouse testified that on the morn- 1
ing of November 29, as he was driv- 1
ing into Brunson, he met Williams,'
near the Cossawhatchie swamp, and
took him in his buggy. John Hil
liard swore that as he was driving a 1
two-horse wagon out from Brunson
on he Matthews Bluff road, he pass
ed Mary Harris near her house, walk
ing fast and looking back several]
times, and that later after driving:
two miles further down the road he
met Rouse and Williams in a buggy.
coming toward Brunson. In passingi
near he scene of the killing, he saw
a horse and buggy in the woods, andi
it was' between this place and Mary's
house that he saw her. JTohn Preach-1
er stated that he saw Williams get in
Must Serve Their Time. 1
John Y. Garlington and James Sto
ho Young. officers of the Seminole
Securities Company. must serve pris
on sentences of three years and one
year. respectively, on the charge of
appropriating to their own use the
sum of $55..;96, the property of the
companiy. The supreme court af
firmed the verdict secured in the
Richland county court over a year
"Unloaded" Pistol Kills Boy.
At Chattanooga, while playing
"jail" Tuesday evening. Dewitt.
Clarkson, 13 years old, a son of A.!
Clarkson, a prominent real estate
dealer, was shot and killed by Dennie .
Hughes, 11-year-old son of JT. N.
Hughes, a contractor and builder.
The pistol was not suppesed to be
WARM ROAST FOR TAFT
IDAHO EXECUTIVE INDIGNAN'J
AT MAN'S PARDON.
Attorney General Wickersham'
Agents Usurp Functions of Reg
ular Officials in State of Idaho
Governor Hawley, of Idaho, Wed.
nesday gave out at Boise a signeC
statement, addressed to the peopl(
of Idaho, in which he condemns th(
action of President Taft in granting
a pardon Wednesday to Clarence W.
Robnett, bookkeeper in the Lewis
ton National Bank of Lewiston, Ida
ho. He was convicted of embezzling
funds of the bank and was sentenced
in the federal court at Idaho Spring
to ten years' imprisonment. He nev.
er entered upon service of his sen
"I feel that the pardon of Robnett
is a fitting sequel to the proceedings
in the United States court during the
last four years, while the special as
sistants to the United States attorney
general have been usurping the func
tions of the United States attorney
general and his assistants and have
been running the cases in which the
United States has been Interested
with a high hand, regardless of jus
tice or decency," the statement sets
"I am not surprised at this par
ion. In fact, no act ever done in
:*onnection with the courts of Idaho
tas brought justice more into dis
repute and weakened the courts more
n the estimation of our people. For
nore than four years, In every im
ortant case In which the United
3tates was interested, the regular
rosecuting officers have been retired
mnd these special assistants to the at
.crney general have been given full
"Without the slightest interest in
>ur State, caring nothing for our
>eople, simply desirous of establish
ng a reputation in the department
)f justice, these special prosecutors
lave done more to injure Idaho and
-etard its development since the fall
f 1907 than all other causes com
"The injustice of this action of
?resident Taft, inspired without
Loubt by the special prosecutors, will
ong rankle in the minds of our citi
ens and will inspire them with a
vholesome contempt for such dis
"It is probably unfair to severely
>lame President Taft directly for this
inspeakable action, as he undoubted,
y acted on the request of Attorney
3eneral Wickersham, who evidently
Lad .been In collusion with his asso
lates in charge of this prosecution.'
JUDGE SPEER Ox COTTON.
[ells Jury to Investigate Conditions
Causing Low Price.
Judge Emory Speer's charge to
he Federal grand jury Wednesday at
avannah was featured by his refer
nce to the present low price of cot
on and the probable forces that are
lleged to be at work holding the
He read a newspaper interview
ilth the Attorney General of the
nited States, touching upon a pos
ible prosecution by the government
if cotton "bears" holding the price
f cotton so low.
The judge charged that it would
~e the duty of the grand jury to in
estigate such conditions, if any are
ound in the southern district of
eorgia. He said that it would not
e necessary for any instructions to
e received from the Attorney Gen
ral before that body could proceed
a this district.
he buggy with Rouse.
After argument the Court allowed
he introduction in evidence of what
lary Harris said to her sister when
he reached home just after the al
eged killing, for the reason that the
irl should be permitted to explain
ter confioting statements.'
Florrie Harris, the sister of Mary,
wore that on the morning of the
:9th of November Langford came to
ter house in his buggy and entered
nto conversation with Mary, who
r-as inthe yard cutting wood; that
oon after he left Mary followed him
nto the woods, and that in a short
ime Mary hurried back to the cot
on field and said to the witness:
'Florrie, Roy has killed Mr. Lang
Soon after Langford had left the
touse, stated the witness, and before
dIary returned, Tuten passed by, and
Liter a talk with Robert Harris, he
vent in the same general direction
aangford had taken. On cross-ex
Lmination i-t was shown that Florrie
tad said nothing about Mary's state
nent until a very short time before
At this point Mr. Davis announced
hat the tSate rested its case. After
s conference of the defendant's a
orneys. Mr. Welch stated to the
:ourt that the defense would put up
to testimony, but would rely upon
:he weakness of the State's case. It
s-as agreed that each side have three
iours for argument. Col. W. S. Til
inghast made the first argument for
he defense followed by Solicitor Gun
er for the State. .
Will Do Great Work.
At Chicago on Thursday W. J. Bry
in announced that he was going into
olitics with renewed vigor but that
le would keep away from the wordly
tngle of political machination and
levote himself to cultivating a relig
ous factor in the striving for office.*
Train Hills Cotton Importer.
At New York on Thursday Louis
Siegbert, a wealthy cotton importer
and.a member of the firm of Seigbert
Br6thers & Co. fell between the cars
>f the New York Central Express, at
mugh Bridge Station nnd wa killed.*
LIFE FOR LIFE
Goveror Man of Virgini?, Rfused Res
pite in the Beartie Case
KILLED HIS OWN WIFE
The Convicted Virginia Wife Slayer
Must Die in Electric Chair on No.
vember 24, Unless Unforeseen Cir
cumstance Prevents Execution of
the Law's Sentence.
With the frank and emphatic
statement that he believed in the
prisoner's guilt, Governor Mann of
Virginia declined to grant a respite
to Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., convicted
in Chesterfield County, September 8,
of wife murder. The refusal of the
.Governor to interfere with the sen
tence, which the Supreme Court de
clared on Monday to be plainly right,
means that Beattie will die in the
electric chair at the State peniten
tiary on Friday, November 24.
Being aware that a final decision
would be reached in his case Wed
nesday, Beattie, in the death cell,
waited expectantly for some word
from the Governor's office. His gray
haired father, utterly broken in spir
it and strength, who notified him on
Monday that an appeal had been de
nied, was spared the ordeal of con
veying a second message that all
hope was lost.
Rev. 'Benjamin Dennis, an Epis
copal minister, who had interceded
in the young man's behalf, went
quickly and quietly to the prison to
inform him that every possit-e e?
fort to save him hai failed. Beattie
heard the announcement in silence,
though he was visibly affected.
Later In the afternoon his father,
brother and. young sisted called to see
Unlike the Supreme Court, which
filed no written opinion in refusing
a writ of error, Governor Mann gave
out a statement, -in which he said
that Beattie's appeal was made with
"the purpose, if possible, of avoiding
the consequences of a crime which
he knows he Is guilty."
The Governor also stated that the
socalled affidavit of Paul Beattie was
not worthy of consideration as evi
dence. In a signed statement to
Beattie's lawyers and the public,
Governor Mann said:
"While I sympathize very pro
foundly with the father of H. C.
Beattie, Jr., and would be glad to
help him if I could do so with proper
regard for the public interests, I
cannot with any consideration for
those interests interfere with the due
execution of the sentence of the
Court in the Beattie case.
"I followed that case during the
trial, and as its horrible facts were
developed, regretted that a crime so
cruel and malicious should have oc
curred within the confines of this
State. In the decision of every ques
tion which was presented te the able
and impartial Judge who presided at
the trial, he was careful to give the
benefit of every reasonable doubt to
the prisoner; his instructions were
as favorable as counsel for the pris
oner could have expected: that he
dId not err In -the admission or er
clusion of evidence or in his instruc
tions given to the jury, is shown in
the refusal of the Supreme Court of
Appeals to grant a writ of error.
"There is no question of the hon
esty and fairness of the jurors try
ing the case, nor is there any ques
tion that the defence made by law
yers of character and ability obtained
for H. C. Beattie, Jr.. every advan
tage guaranteed by law to persons
charged with crime.
"That Beattie is guilty of the wil
ful, deliberate and cruel murder of
his young wife I have not the slight
est doubt, nor is it insisted that there
shall be any greater relief offered
than the commutation of his sentence
to imprisonment for life.
"I do not think .the affidavits of
Paul Beattie, printed in the papers,
or any other evidence or considera
tion brought to my attention, suf
Sicient for that purpose, nor do I
question the wisdom, I might add,
the necessity of capital punishment
in cases where human life has been
quickly and deliberately taken.
"On the contrary, I believe that
this punishment is necessary for the
protection of society, and if on a jury
I would not hesitate, in a proper case,
to agree to a verdict requiring life
"To grant a respite in so plain a
case would .be to set a precedent;
would be to temporize with the law
and to encourage appeals to the Su
preme Court, with the sole purpose
of gaining time. I believe the best
way to prevent such crimes as this
is to punish them adequately, cer
tainly, speedily. Therefore, the
judgment of the Circuit Court of
Chesterfield will be carried i~nto ef
fect without interference from me."
Team Demolished by Train.
A team Thursday evening killed a
mule and demolished a buggy belong-.
ing to M. H. Logan. on a crossing
one mile from Lynchburg. The mule
upon reaching the crossing refused
to go any further, and Mr. Logan and
'another who was driving at the time
Iwith him, barely escaped by jumping
from the buggy. The train was only
delayed a few minutes. as the buggy
was a complete wreck and the mule;
was killed intsantly. *
Beattie. Will Hav-e to Hang.
A Richmond, Va., dispatch says
the supreme court of appeals denied
the petition for a writ of error by
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., convicted of
-uirdering his young wife last July.
This decision on the appeal from the
judgment o.f the Chesterfield court,
which sentenced him to die in the
electric cair November 24, is final.
KILLED BY ENGINE
UNKNOWN MAN FATALLY HURT
Died at the Union Station at Colum
bia as the Train that Struck Him
The State says unknown and ap
parently far from some, a young
white man, about 21 years of age,
was sruck by a south-bound passen
ger train of the Southern railway.
coming from Chairlotte, near
Chappels, Richland county, Thurs
day morning and was fatally injured.
He was brought to Columbia, but
death came as the train rolled into
the union station.
Acting in the absence of R. D.
Walker, coroner, Jas. H. Fowles,
magistrate Investigated the case anu
deemed and inquest unnecessary. It
is alleged that the unfortunate man
was sitting on the crossties, seem
ing asleep when passenger train No.
35 rounded a curve and struck him.
He never regained consciousness. His
skull was fractured and left leg brok
The dead man left little clue as to
his identity. He was dressed in a
pair of blue overalls with a black
coat, and carried as his only baggage
a small bundle of underwear. On
the inside of his coat collar was the
name "H. M. Lewis, Staunton, Va."
The name was sewed on a little tag,
and was evidently the firm from
whom the coat was bought. The un
derwear was wrapped in paper mark
ed in two places, "C. A.* Carter,
Smith's Turnout, S. !C." emith's
Turnout is on the Southern railway,
between Chester and Rock Hill.
Judge Fowles is doing everything
Smith's Turnout Thursday in hope
,f getting some information as to
who the man was, tbut secured no
news. On the man's coat were a few
cotton linters, and the presumption
is that he may have been a cotton
mill operative, going to some manu
facturing town in search of work. He
was seen at Ridgeway on Wednesday,
and asked an old negro the distance
Juge Fowles is doing everything
in his power to identify him. He was
five feet, nine inches in height, tad
blue eyes and rather light hair, was
clean shaven, and looks as if he part
ed his hair in the middle. A promi
nent side tooth is badly decayed, and
he bad at some time been operated
on for appenicitis. The body is be
ing held at the undertaking parlors
of J. W. McCormick on Hampton
street for identification.
KILL GIRL IN JEALOUS RAGE.
Enraged Because She Accepted At
tentions From Another.
Crazed by-jealousy, Ed J. Brazell,
a white cotton mill operative, forty
two years old, shot and killed Carrie
Belle Duncan, a sixteen-year-old girl,
n the presence of Brazell's sick wife,
-Before the man could reload the
ingle barreled shotgun and turn the
weapon on himself, his wife, though
eak and feverish from illness, wres
led with him and prevented him
rom accomplishing his purpose. Of
~cers soon arrived and placed Brazell
Brazell and his wife and the dead
irl and her family lived in the same
enement house. He was enamored
with the girl and was insanely jeal
>us because of her alleged acceptance
f attentions from another man.
While the Duncan girl was in the
oom with the wife and just after
she prepared breakfast for the Bra
els, the husband seized a gun and
lew the girl's brains out.
The wife is prostrated and Brazell
efuses to talk, although letters
ound in his pocket stated that he
oved the girl, was jealous of other
nen and that he intended to kill her
~nd end his own life.
EEDLESS LEMON DISCOVERED.
he Ultima Thule of Many Botanists
A dispatch from San Bernado, Cal.
ays the seedless lemon, to produce.
vhich botanical experts had unsuc
~essfully labored for many years,.has
een discovered, it was announced
riday. The bud wood, from which
~he trees now bearing seedless lema
ms have been grown, came from a
ample labeled "citron of commerce."
he original wood came from Italy,
ut according to the department of
griculture a search of the groves of
he old world failed to reveal any
rees which bear seedless lemons. The
ruit growrs believe that the charac
er of the fruit has changed through
TRAGEDIES ON THIRTEENTH.
wo Suicides and Murder Occur at
Numerous tragedies marked the
passing of the night of the 13th in
opkinsville, Ky. Mamie Williams,
a pretty girl who went there from
Beechwood, killed herself. Calvin
Allen, aged 45, killed himself by
swallowing laudanum. Millie Moore
was fatally shot by George Sanders,
said to have been an admirer whose
attentions she did not seriously re
gard. Tom Young and John Winn,
residents of the outlying country.
plunged over -a rock quarry bluff.
oung was instantly killed and Winn
is dying. *
Six Killed in Collision.
An empty pasenger train return
ing to Livingston struck a Northern
Pacific work train Friday night three
miles west of the Pipestone, Mont..,
killing six men who were riding in
the caboose of th'e work train. The
ars took fire immediately and be
fore the wrecking crew could be sum
Aiken Paiceman Shot and Kilkd by a
A DEPLORABLE AFFAIR
Town Shocked by News of Faithful
Officers Death at Hands of Promi
nent Citizen-Kicking of Patter
son's Dog Said to Have Started
Trouble in the Street.
The correspondent of the News and
Courier- says one of the most unfor'
unate and deplorable tragedies in the
history of Aiken occurred there Fri
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, when Mr.
J-ames Seigler shot ~ and instantly
killed officer Wade Patterson, one of
the oldest and most valued members
of the police force of that city. There
were several eye-witnesses to the
tragedy, .but ther refuse to be quoted.
The story centers around a dog be
longing to the dead policeman. It
seems that Mr. Seigler had been
playing with the dog, when the ani
mai became enraged and bit, or at
tempted to bite, Mr. Seigler, where
upon the latter became incensed and
kicked the dog. This drew a warn
ing rebuke from Officer Patterson,
who reminded Mr. Seigler that he
had trified with the animal. Mr. Seig
ler. it is said, replied to the warning
by cursing several times and the of
ficer threatened him with arresL .
This seems to have closed the in
cident. The two men then separated,
Mr. Seigman walking into the store
of Mr. John Overstreet, entering
through tpe side door from Park av
enue. Officer Patterson walked to
the Main street entrance of the same
store, where the difficulty was re
newed. Words passed, which it
seems provoked considerable profan
ity from Mr. Seigler, and for this Mr.
Patterson arrested him. Mr. Seig-.
er immediately offered bond for h'
appearance, and Mr. -Patterson .
epted the bond of $5.
The report goes that Seigler'hand
ed Patterson a five dollar bill,. and
without further words pulled from
his pocket a 32-calibre automatic re
rolver and fired four or five shots In
to the breast of the officer, produc
ing instantaneous . death. Bystanders
rushed up and found Officer Patter
son- still clutching the money and his
revolver securely fastened in Its hol
ster, the barrel pointing upwards.
Mr. Seigler was arrested by Rural
Policeman Holley, who one of the
eye-witnesses ,and taken to jail. Mr.
Seigler is one of the most prominent'
men of the county, being a son of the
ate Capt. A. S. - Seigler, and has a
host of friends, who deeply rgeret
Officer Patterson came from Edge
ield to Aiken about thirty-five years
ago and has almost continuosly since
een a member of the Aiken police.
orce. He was recognized as one of
the best and most conscientious offi
~ers on the force, and was a man
holly and altogether void -of any
ear, being at all times cool and re
ourceful, and his untimely death has
ast a gloom over the city that he
has guarded so long 'and well dur
ng the dark hours. He leaves a wife
nd five enildren.*
FAILURE CAUSES SUICIDE.
)iscourage~d Over His Loss Young
Man Kills Hmself.
Rather than havre his aged father
tnd two sisters, living a short dis
~ance from Chillicothe, .Mo , realize
hat he had been unable to "make
cood" on an apple proposition after
te had been given several thousand
lollars to bdiy a crop in this section
~f the country, Emery Ball, son of a
ealthy farmer, became discouraged
nd. committed suicide in an aban
bloed icehouse a short distance from -
iSall had trouble with his father
hree months ago and was told he
ould have to get out and make a
iving for himself. The elder :Ball
~ave his son $10,000, the bulk of
hich was spent in apple specula
BOY HANGS IMSELF.
oses Life While Illustrating Fate
Harvey Spears, -a 13-year-old boy,
ccidentally hanged himself at Sum
netville, Tenn., while attempting to
lemonstrate to his brothers how
arion Anderson, the alleged assas
~in of Patrolmen Purdy and Henry of
helbyville, should be handled when
~aptured. The .boy fastened a rein
bout his neck, tied it to a limb and
tarted to run. -He slipped and fell
ith the result that the strap tighten
d so his younger brothers could not
elease him, and when his mother
ame to the rescue the boy was dead.
Long Walk of Blind Man.
George Pinto. 22 years old, a for
er teacher in an institutte for the
leaf and blind in Boston, has- arriv
d in Kansas City after a 2,000 mile
ourney on foot. Impaired both in
earing and eye-sight and advised by
;hysicians that his only hope of
ealth lay in the open air, Pinto
:ade the trip to Kansas City. He
left Boston in January.*
Buried Dog in Flag.
Muggsie, the little terrier mascot
of the aeronautical corps of the army,
is dead and buried at College Park
at Washington in a Unite1 States
flag. Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball of the
Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary to
the Grand Army of the Republic, is
highly indignant and has appealed
to the Secretary of War, demanding