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VOL. XXVII. BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FMpAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 14.
AN ASSASSIN DIES.
The People of Norway Hangs the
Doer of a Dastardly Crime.
AN OLD SOLDIER ASSASSINATED.
A Horrible Scene at a Slipper Table
Which Worked ?ho People
U|> to Fever Hem and
As was predicted thc people or Nor
way avenged the brutal assassination
of Mr. John T. Phillips, an old Con
federate soldier, carly Wednesday
morning by lynching Charles Evans, a
mulatto negro who along with ids
brother, Jim Evans, aro known all
over the community as two bad men.
In addition to the lynching, thc best
citizens of tho place agreed that lt
was only right and proper to Leach a
lesson Lo several negroes who caine
within the environments pf thc village
armed and threatening, and they took
them out just before IO vans was lynch
ed and severely beat them. Mr. Uah*
dolph Smith, who was sent to the
scene of Lhe trouble to ieport thc af
fair for thc .State says "whatever may
be the merits or demerits of lynch law
there perhaps never was an instance
before where the circumstances came
so near justillying the crime."
LIKE A STOltlED KOMANL'K.
Tiie whole tragic incident is more
like the chapter from u romance of
some feudal time than a page from
life In the twentieth century. The old
soldier who is fatally wounded and
cannot live through the night, accord
ing to bis physician, is utterly blame
less of having injured the negroes in
any way and says he lias personally
done nothing to excite their ire. The
trouhle dates back r.o last Saturday
morniog, June 27, anti, as is usual in.
such cases, started overa comparative
ly small matter. The negroes in the
vicinity of Norway have hcen very tri
lling and impertinent for some time
past. -Many of them have positively
refused to work in the fields and the
crops have sudered not a little in con
sequence. So on Saturday as above
stated when Lorenzo Williams, a ne
gro .wltlra bad reputation, swore at
Addie Phillips, a son of John T. Phil
lips} Phillips- spoke to some of his
friends and they all agreed that this
Was going a trille too far, and advised
him to whip the negro. This the
Phillips boy, with thc aid of Iiis broth
er, Judge" Phillips, attempted to do.
They secured a buggy whip and sum
moned the negro to them. Then they
proceeded to Cni**>~Ltm-wli?*7.?pri7r*??:
Tjoajmr tnie community said that he
deserved-a thrashing. The two
Evans negroes are friends of thc Wil
liams neuro. When they learned that
he was to be punished they followed
bim to the scene of action. When the
elder Phillips boy began to lay on the
lash they protested, and the Phillips
boys warned them away, telling them
that unless they minded their business
they would get into trouble Lhcm
selves. Tlie negroes surlily Look their
departure, and nothing was seen of
them ou the following day, Sunday, by
the white people of thc village. Some
of thc negsoes who are inclined to be
loyal to their employes, however, say
that both of the Evans negroes came
back to the outskirts of the town on
Saturday evening, and openly made
threats against the whole Phillips
family, women and children included.
How these threats were carried out is
the. af ter story.
"EDUCATED NEG KOKS," THESIS.
The Evans negroes were both edu
cated. They could not orrly read and
write but it is said had a knowledge
of literature and read a number of
northern newspapers. The Phillips
family and the other residents of Nor
way paid no attention to tho threats.
In fact it seems that they simply re
garded them as threats and no atten
tion was paid to them. Everybody
In the* village now regrets that the
proper respect was not paid to these
threats. The Phillips house isa mod
est home about a half mile from the
railroad and on thc outskirts of the
village. At thc southside isa big
cotton patch, skirted hy woods and
so situated that any one approaching
across tho held can readily he seen
from the dining room of the Phillips
home, lt was not yet dark-a few
minutes before 8 o'clock--tin Monday
evening, when many of the people
abotit the village were at supper, that
a shot rang out in the village. When
the smoke dared away two ligures,
evideutly those of negroes, were seen
running across the big cotton held,
and cries or help were heard from the
SCENE OF GHASTLY CUT MR.
The Ilev. I), ll. Crosland, whose
'.ne is just next to the Phillips
o.ose, was the first one Lo get to the
stricken family. There ascetic met
lils eyes that was tinged with a hor
ror that the community had never
known. Thc aged Mr. Phillips was
half leaning, half reclining on thc arm
of his It-year-old son, Lee. The sup
per table, which had Just hcen spread,
was literally covered with the blood
of the old soldier who had served
through thc Civil war only to die at
the hands of a negro. Through the
window pane of the porch window,
happened to be down, there were ll
bullet holes that told the story of how
heavily charged the gun had been,
which aroused the whole village and
brought them to the scene. Five of
these shots bad entered the back of
Mr. Phillips, two in the head, one at
top of the spinal column and one un
der each shoulder. Another shot
grazed thc top ol' Ituby Phillips1 bead,
wounding her painfully but not dan
gerously, and another wounded the
wrist or another daughter, Miss Mag
gie Phillips, about 1!? years old.
UElt HAUY IN IIKK AU.MS.
Mrs. Phillips was sitting at the
head of the table willi lier baby in
/ her arms. The whole table was cov
ered with pools of blood and thc fami
were for tlie most part panic stricken.
There were two notable exceptions.
There was not a sigh of emotion about
the child Lee and as lie supported his
father he expressed the opinion that
one of the Evans negroes had com
mitted tim crime. Th? child, Ruby,
who was wounded, surprised the peo
ple who quickly assembled at the
house, by her actions, and it was
found after some investigation that
she was running about the house try
ing to lind an old pistol that she might
kill, as she said, ber father's slayer.
Mrs. Phillips was in . such a condition
of nervous prostiation that the entire
village sat up to nurse and care for
her and try and save ber husband who,
it seems, was the greatest favorite in
tim town, and much respected because
of lils valiant service during the war.
A MAN OK IKON.
Dr. C. II. Abels, who was called lu
to examine the wounds of the old sol
dier, said that be could live but a few
hours and when night came Tuesday
and the old man was still alive no one
could understand lt. The?doctor said
that it was simly his wonderful con
stitution that had kept him alive, and
that beyond the peradventure of a
doubt he would die before morning.
That lie had lived as long as he bad,
tlie physician said, was one of the
most remarkable things that he had
ever encountered in his practice but
at tlie same lime pointed out that the
tdd man had a constitution second to
none that lie had ever known. To
hear out this statement Dr. Abels
pointed to thc arm dandling at Mr.
Phillips' side. lt was almost shot
away at thc battle of Deep Water,
Va., and lias since hiing practically
by tlie skin, every connection with
tlie hone below the shoulder having
been severed. Then again, said the
maguiiicent physique of the old man
was illustrated by his family which
has numbered two wives and 19 cliil-.
dren, VA of whom are living. All this
was known to the village people and
thc farmers for miles around, and
they watched and waited around the
bed of .thc tdd man, hoping against
hope that In some miraculous way his
life would be spared, lt was lirst
warm weather that the county has
known this year and the house was
open so that any one in thc village
could come and go at will and wit
ness the death struggle of the veteran
who lay dying by the hand of a mis
creant negro. There may have been
thought of other things through the
long, long dreary watch of Monday
night but there was no action.
"WHERE IS THE MURDERER?"
It was on Tuesday morning, when
all hope of Mr. Phillips' life was given
up that thc leading men began tu
consider the advisability of trying to
ascertain the name of the assassin
an assassin of a character that -made
the whole community reek with hor
ror. Then the Phillips boys and oth
ers began to put two and two together
and two together and recall that they
had heard that livans liad becD mak
ing threats, lt was brought to mind
tbab tho two negro b-uOIiur? DuU uuauc
the threads'and that they had not
been seen about the place since Satur
day. Inquiries were made and it was
learned that they had both been seen
near thc dara across the railroad from
tlie village, armed with two guns. A
prominent citizen of tho town sent to
Hamberg and. got some bloodhounds
that bel. ug to the chaingang there.
Tliey were put on what was supposed
to be the trail but the ground was so
dry that they co'uld do nothing. Fur
ther inquiries were made and thc con
fession was forced out of a negro that
he had seen the two black despera
does hiding behind thc dam with their
guns. Tlie men who obtained this
confession are two of the most prom
inent citizens in the whole "communi
ty and their word could not _be gain
said. Hut every, one wanted to^ake.
sure and nothing was'said in public
because it was known that the young
farmers in thc vicinity- were angry,
and not inclined to.walt for tlie slow
process of the law. Several of them
lhially determined to get evidence
themselves, and they went to tlie
Phillips house and began to pry
around the premises for some, .clues
that would lead them to make arrests.
A VERY LEADING CLUE.
The very dry ground that bad
thrown thc hounds olf the scent helped
the young farmers. Near thc Phil
lips house they found the tracks:>ot
two negroes--negroes presumably for
the reason that all of the race living
in tlie immediate vicinity, even to
the educated IO vans brothers wore a
peculiar shoe that was bought at one
store in tlie village ' They followed
these tracks across, the cotton tield
and ?rn to the dam. There othei
tracks were found, leading across tia
road and over the cotton field--u
nearer way to tlie Phillips household.
Coupled with the story of .the mar
who had seen the Evans boys hiding
behind the dam witli their guns thlf
was deemed sutllcient evidence to ar
rest Charles, the other brother hav
ing disappeared. Ile was taken with
out great dilllculty not far from lib
home and the spirit of bragadoclc
witli which lie denied his - guilt did af
much to arouse suspicion as the tel
tale "tracks across the Heids.. Furthei
inquliies developed tlie fact that II
was only a half an hour before thc
tragedy that the Evans's were set?i
hiding behind thc dam.
TUE FIEND il At LED AT, LAST.
Chas. .Evans, was lodged In the guan
house early Tues lay morning and th
news began to spread around th
neighborhood. The crime was not dis
torted, not exaggerated, ministers am
otiicr prominent citizens said Tues'da,
that farmers and-others .'said little o
nothing about thc trouble they bav
been experiencing with tlie negros fi
years past. They did not-even rccal
tlie fact that when two white men at
tempted to justly punish a negro wh
liad been impertinent beyond question
they were Interfered with by two c
tlie very worst characters in thewhol
territory roundabout. They slmpl,
wanted to know.
It was not long after Evans wa
safely placed In the guard house
which is simply a wooden building ec
tlrely insecure, that the people frot
all the country about began to arriv
in number. . They were quiet and ol
derly .nd all they asked what was t
he done. Wheu they learned tba
Evans was jailed they all agreed tba
it was best to leave thc "man to th
law" and they began to send 01
scouts to lind tlie other brother. Il
could not be found and telegrams wei
sent to all the stations in W
neighborhood, and even the trains on
the Seaboard were searched as the>
passed In tbe hope of Unding Jim
Evans who was at first thought to be
the ringleader. All efforts were futile.
TUE TnilONQED INC lt Ii AK KS.
This made tho crowds of farmers
and villagers' anxious. The popula
tion of the town is but over 200 and it
boasts the fact that there bas not
been a drunken man within its hurders
within three years, but the throng in
creased to over 500, and every hour
brought in more strangers, Tor runners
about tho country hud carried the
news that the negroes were anni ne
tti emsel ves and were about to make
further trouble. As the farmers came
In with their shotguns and rides slung
across their shoulders, they laughed
[it the idea of the negroes making
more tr?uble and said that tney would
not Lave the place until "the law had
taken its course." Thc time, they
jaid, for negro impertinence to cease
nad come and thoy wondered whether
ir not there would be any trouble if
Miey hauled Evans out of the Jail and
?wung bim up to a nearby t ree. But
udor heads cautioned tho heated
phil tbs and told them that they were
ill law abiding citizens and that any
rush act would bring down censure on
their heads. Thc farmers with guns
listened to the wise counsel and they
were kept away from the Phillips
home, where it was known that the
sufferings of thc wounded man would
further incense them.
A MESSAGE OK INSOLENCE.
All went well until about 11 o'clock,
when a negro courier ciime Into town
iud said that if the farmers want? d
"a man they could comedown to thc
outskirts of the town and get one."
Had tlie proverbial bombshell explod
ed In the midst of tlie crowd it could
nut have created a greater sensation
i/han this impertinent message, add
ing insult to foe ai ready great lu ju ry.
The counsel of thc older men prevail
ed again, however, and the hot heads
were persuaded upon to remain in the
loutre of the village and protect tlie
women and children while some 15 or
?0 of the town's oldest and best ci ti
teos went out to meet the negroes who
liad sent the impertinent message.
They were soon iii their midst. 'Hie
light of the armed white men coming
toward thom with Mich determined
faces and glistening anns seemed fora
moment to awe them.
TIIKEATBNINO ATJTITUDE SHOWN.
The negroes borea threatening atti
tude at ll ret, but when they saw the
determination written In every line
jf their ad versarles faces most of them
lay down their arras when they were
iidden to do so. Three, John Felder,
Ulysses Johnson and'Pink Hartwell,
lid not have the good seuse to do.tbis.
Tiley showed tight and the men rush
ed up to them and took their guns
iway from them after no little ditli
eulty: Had it not been for the num
ber Of *',,Q WhlteS Htotr .-'.> ?--?'. UQ_
loubtedly bad dlfW.iVJ. uivu SRyU?sojn?
.vho not only declined "to give up"itjs
jun but resisted when lt' was taken
'rom him. Thc three negroes who had
ibis daring were promptly marched
)ff to thc guard house, where they
.vere place in separate rooms under
?tOOp ON THE MOON.
But this incident bad served to more
jreatly Incite tlie anger of every one
issemblcd in thc thc village and even
jhe most prominent men in tho town
segan to shake their heads and won
1er what was coming next. The after
"?oon and the early part of the night
passed under stress of the greatest ex
citement in tho whole community.
Men who know the populace like a
aook say that it is only the Providence
pf; God that kept the life of the
wounded Philips hanging by a thread
ill day. Had he died there is but
ittle doubt but that there would have
jeen a race war, for negroes, who
?cerned to have no prudence under tlie
premises, continued to arrive in town
n numbers and it was known that
nany of them were armed with pis
tols. When it was seen that they had
weapons they were promptly disarmed
ind told that unless they kept the
peace tiley would be dealt with In a
.vay that would furnish a lesson for all
.heir kind for a long time to come.
Phis salutary advice had its effect
Kith some and with others it bad
lone. In tlie late evening there were
many sullen negro faces about thc
place and the crowd was much in
censed when it was rumored about
tilie village that some of thc negroes
nad gotten together at the planing
rilli ii short distance from tlie town
ltd passed resolutions that no lynch
ing bee be permitted.
KltUIOT TRAINS IIROIJOIIT MEN.
Some of the freight trains that
jame in during thc early :> evening
nought little gruups bf armed men
'rom Blackville, Denmark, Fairfax
ind other points along the line of the
road. When midnight arrived there
.vas a goodly crowd around the station
ind the negroes had by this time been
ntimidated so that there were but
few of them who dared to show their
faces. The crowd discussed the trou
de long and seriously. The events of
Lhc past few hours were reviewed at
<reat length. Thc daredevil acts, the
peculations and the desperate deeds
if the negroes for years past were re
called by the crowd. Thc good coun
sel prevailed against all these argu
ments until along, lanky South Caro
linian whose name is legion for all thc
country around about as a "square
and fair man," got up and called at
tention to the fact that tlie negro
hvans had shot an old man lu the
back for no rhyme or reason, and that
lt was by the merest accident that a
southern woman with ber babe in her
inns had not been killed by the same
miscreant that sent her aged husband
to lils death.
CROWD READY KO II ACTION.
That hitter thc argument aud the
crowd began to make preparations.
Dno or two of thc best men in thc
community insisted that an Innocent
noan should not be killed And aodltlon
nl proof was asked for. A plan was
then adopted that proved to bc suc
cessful so far as discovering who tho
guilty negro was. Thc crowd waited
until nearly 2 o'clock before anything
was done and then the action waa
summary. There was a guard around
thc jail addition to the town marshall,
B. D. II. Phln. The guard was told
to stand aside. So was Phln. This
lie at tirst decllned to do and be posl
Continued on page 4.
(TAVE HIMSELF UP.*
A Man Convicted of Killing His]
Brother Admitted to Prison.
STRANGE STORY OF THE CRIME.
1-lncknoy W. Hutto GlVCb Himself Ur? ]
Aller Supreme Court Hart
Denied Ills Motton Pur
The State says Pinckney W. Hutto,
convicted of having taken the life or
his brother, E. Worth Hutto, came to
Columbia Tuesday and entered upon a
servitude of three years in the State,
prison. Tho brand of Cain is upon his
brow, but with an earnestness which
is impressive lie begins his life as al
convict with the declaration that lie
is innocent. His curious story is per
haps without a parallel, and if it bc
true, as every evidence indicates, he
has been sinned against rather than
being thc sinner.
According to tim story of Pinckney,
or "Plum" Hutt?), as he was a called
by Ids neighbors, Worth Hutto was a
dangerous man and had been getting
Into a good many scrapes. Indeed he
bad made way with what little prop
erty lie had had, and "Plum" Hutto
bad given him work in a wheelwright's I
shop at Norway. Hut Wortli Hutto |
kept up his drnking and other miscon
duct to such an extent that the older]
brother was forced to discharge him f
at the end of a year's employment.
IN A DANGEROUS MOOD.
Thc very next day Worth Hutto
went tu Livingston, thc nearest dis
pensary town, and after nightfall came
back to Norway In a very dangerous I
mood. Going to thc home of Ids older |
brother lie abused him terribly and
"Plum" Hutto with the assistance of
lils grown son, S. J. Hutto, got the I
bad brother out of the house. The I
latter brought a shot gun with him, it]
seems, and left It on the portcb, for as |
soon as be got out of the house he lired
the shot gun by the window of Pinck
ney Ilutto's house. The latter, after
be had placed his wife on the right
way of thc Seaboard Air Line railroad,
where be seemed to think she would
be safe from the wild range of thc
young brother, went in search of the
When Plnckney Hutto and the mar
shal arrived, thc latter went to thc j
home of Worth Hutto about 50 yards 1
from the home of the older brother.
In response to the calls of the mar
shal, Worth Hutto appeared in thc]
doorway witli his duuble-barrelle^sghot.
gun. Ho was heard to exclaim^ "lj
will get those.i%
upon tired - , .
that the al wouia uc.
xnrew up bis right hand In a gosbu...
of 1 Deprecation to his brother.
FTNCKNKY nUTTO WOUNDED.
The gun was tired just at that mo
ment and one barrel was emptied into j
Pinckney Ilutto's right band, 18 small
shot taking elToct, The latter was j
standing at his own gate considerably
in the rear of thc town marshal who I
disappeared from the scene about that
time. The crazed- brother advanced
with his shot gun and lired again.
The second shot struck Tinckney Hut
to fairly In thc breast but on account
of the distance and on account of thc
thickness of bis vest, none of the shot
entered his body.
Still advancing threateningly,
Worth IIutto made another attempt|
to take his brother's life, emptying
both barrels of his gun at short range,
but the older brother escaped further]
burt than the disabling of bis right'
A TU AO IC SCENE.
lt was a tragic scene. The older |
brother is now 51 years old, and was
it that time nearing 50, a man quiet I
almost to gentleness with a repu
tation for being peaceable and law- [
abiding and law-fearing citizen. He
is small and frail and disabled as bc
was no match for his brother, a Her
cules in strength, towering G feet 4
and weighing 210 pounds, one of thc I
most reckless and most powerful men
in that whole country.
Mmost at the feet of the two broth
ers lay the wife of the wounded man,
groveling in the snow in her anguish
and mingling her screams with thc
convulsive wailing of her terri lied lit
tle one who just a moment before bad
been held in thc father's arms witli
Its head under his coat to shut out thc
noise and the sight of the encounter
vrhlch had been expected between the]
thc town marshal and thc younger
lt was amid auch scenes of excite
ment that the fatal shot was lired.
Up to this point Ilutto's narrative is j
indeed convincing. Hut as to thc cli
max or bhe situation lie speaks rather
evasively, declaring each time that he
Is questioned that he ls innocent,
and, Oeing innocent, that he will suf
fer an unrighteous condemnation.
TUB FATAL SHOT.
He declares that his brother, having
exhausted Ids supply of gun shells,
reached in his right front trousers
pocket for bis revolver. There was
[some delay in getting the weapon out
and thc latter was accidentally dis
charged, the lire from thc pistol Indi
cating that it had been pointed in thc]
direction taken by tlie fatal bullet.
Hutto declares that he thought to|
himself at the time that, if his brut her
had not wounded himself he hud conic I
very near lt. The bullet went In near |
the right side of tho abdomen and
ranged across, perforating some of thc|
intestines. When this shot was Hied,
Worth Hutto got his pistol out of his
pocket and In a half listless way as if
be were hurt discharged another ball
at lils brother. With that he went on
toward his own home, and Pinckney
Hutto expected him to return with
more ammunition, until thc town mar
shal came up and arrested Plnckney
for having shot his brother.
ll AD A PISTOL HIMSELF.
There was one point In the narra
tive upon which bc did notspeak with
freedom, and that was in regard to
his having a pistol himself. He ad
mits that thc prosecution pointed out
that there was no powder burn on his
brother's clothing at thc place where
~ -. '7 . .. ' :
the ball entered and he states that he
did (nd.eed hav? a pistol and that he
lirerf .lt once to frighten his brother,
but that he did not point it at Worth
Hutto, for had he cared to do so he
coull! have shot every button oit of
hlB'.tJoat. Pinckuey Hutto was not in
tho j habit ot carrying a pistol, and
uVis^eapon is ono which his son had
laid \ou'the mantel after having come
in jrom 'he farm that afternoon.
.Wtiijn -he excitement started Pinok
ncy'-Uluttb slipped tho revolver. Into
lils f)pckets-hut he ussertsstoutly that
the-ratal bullet did not come from his
CONVICTED AND SENTENCED.
lils brother lingered a day or so
longcry^but never seemed to regain
possession of lits mental faculties, for
li? was full of opiates all of thc time.
Plnckney Hutto and his son were ar
rested, charged with having killed
Worth Hutto. The young man was
?acquitted, but 'Plnckney Hutto, al
though represented by Senator Ray
sor, -was convicted and sentenced to
serve three years in the penitentiary.
Thoiappeal to the supreme court was
overruled and Hutto, seeing in The
Static a notice of the action of the
supreme court, came to Columbia at
the/same time writing to Sheriff
linkes of Orang? burg that he was
coming, As yet his commitment pa
pers.have not been received, but Supt.
Griffith has admitted Hutto to the
"Plum" Hutto speaks with sorrow
of his dead' brother, and there are
certain episodes in the life of the de
ceased which were mentioned not
with ill feeling, but merely to show
what, tolerance had been exhibited by
tlie ?nan who is now to wear the liv
ery of crime-while other men more
criminal in deed and in thought have
met with a more kindly fate. A prom
inent Columbia merchant who once
lived in that section states that the
deceased had the reputation of having
beena dangerous man, while the con
victed brother was known asa man ol'
peace and an industrious citizen.
SAVED HIS UUOTlllilt FROM DISO HACK.
" Vye arc not brothers in size," is
tlie homely way in which ho expresses
their difference in physical appear
ance,, Plnckney Hutto is small and
slender, with a kind biuecyeand with
a quiet and pleasant air. He de
clares shamefacedly that on one oeoa
siorVbe saved bis brother from dis
grace.at Denium U, when he had been
convicted of hog stealing. The elder
brother paid the line and paid the fee
of the lawyer, who was very much
outraged by Ilutto's action after tlie
trial .?ind would have shot Worth Hut
to, perhaps, except for the iuterveu
tion.Of thc older brother.
Another instance he relates with
somiji 'show of sorrow . and shaine is
tile V'hls. brother sent outrageous mes
sages .to the " postuiater-af-Norway,
:M'-''-drooka, who had1 sent a bill to
'th Hiitto for small purchases Out
?s.l/uY?.v-?? o'.dc^ brother ioKUift
jio?t One dav when he we>it to
s~ep some shavings off of tho" work
hench of the decoased. A pistol fell
out of the shavings upon the door.
The; older brother chided the younger
for having the revolver lying around
in that fashion, and the latter replied
with a menace that Pinckney Hutto
had better replace the pistol and tlie
shavings as he had found them. He
then declared dcliantly that he was
ready for thc man Brooks. In order
to settle the trouble, Pinckney Hutto
paid the bill and inul thc matter
UffiGQKD MA?tSIIAl, NOT TO SHOOT.
He declares futhcrmore that on
that fatal December night when he
left his wife sitting in the snow be
side thc Seaboard Air Line and went
In search of thc town marshal to ar
rest the brother who had cursed si
outrageously in his home and has lirer
his shot gun threateningly under hi:
very window, with these exciting cir
ou instances harrassing Iiis mind lu
went to thc ollicer of the town anc
begged him not to hurt tho younge
Upon arriving in tile city, Mutti
called upon Gov. Hoy ward, Mr. W. V
Kurtick and other well known citizen:
ofcColumbia witli whom he had pre
vious acquaintance or to whom he hat
letters of introduction.
II AD MKT KEKoitk.
When he stepped upon thc porch ?
tlie guard room of the State prism
Tuesday afternoon he was greete
pleasantly by Capt. 1). .1. G rilli th, til
superintendent. "Well, Captain,
have come to accept your invitatio)
hut not in thc manner 1 had expected,
said Hutto, recalling au invitatio
extended hy Capt. Griflilh a year i
so ago when tlie latter was down i
that section and stopped over night ti
the lietel at Norway kept by Hutu
"1 thought I might run up to Collin
bia some time and thought 1 migl
come and take a look at the peni l ei
tlary," said Hutto, "but. I nevi
thought 1 would como to this." ll
was treated with every kindness an
consideration by Capt. G ri til th an
Capt. Adams, tlie captain of the pen
tentiary guard, and tlie convicted uni
commences his sentence with tlie r
assuring words that three years is
short sentence compared witli sou
and that three years will get hy in
"I can't do very much work," 1
said apologetically, "for I am 51 yea
old and lia ve not done much hard woi
lately anyway." lt is Indeed a s:
plight in which he (iuds himself, f
at home ho works about 15 or
hands on his farm in addition to otb
laborers. He lias thc air of a man
affairs and family whose name 1
bears is well known in Aiken ai
Harnwell counties. Hutto enters tl
prison with a stronger hope than
great many men have In facing tl
same future. For the judge gave hi
a very light sentence, indicating til
there wa? a great deal of evidence
his favor, and he says that at the prc
cr time lie can produce a petit!
for pardon signed by leading men
Orangeburg county who have airca
expressed to him their belief in 1
SAFETY OK HIS KAMI I.V.
In one particular lie was very mu
worried-that ls In regard to thc sal
ty of his family, lt will he recall
that The State Tuesday printed
story of the terrible homicide at Ni
way. Mr. John T. Phillips was sh
in thc back of thc head and instant
killed while at supper Monday nigl
Hutto left Norway In the af terne
before thc terrible tragedy and kno
none of the details but he ls very
much -affected, for he fears au upris
ing uti thc negroes and his wife is out
In tho country.
.Last Saturday and Sunday a negro
liad said to him that "a strong wind
ls coming out or the east," by which
metaphor Hut-to thinks the negro
meant to convey the idea that the
negroes would rise up and avenge the
public chastisement given a negro by
ineof Mr. Phillips' sons who had been
cursed outrageously by the negro and
Imd at the first opportunity whipped
Lhe negro on thr. streets of Norway.
The elder Mr. Phillips, who was a
Confederate soldier and disabled in
mo arm, threw a rock atona of the
legroes and this is supposed to be his
part of the revenge.
Mr. Hutto ' has an idea who com
mitted thc dastardly crime but he
loes not car?; to express himself at
Ibis distance from thc crime, for -he
might be in error.
' WMic Mun Found Demi.
The Columbia State says Corouer
Li reen deputized Magistrate Davis of
jhc upper part of the county to hold
thc inquest over the body of the white
nan found dead beside tho Southern
railway traek Tuesday. As yet the
rravu of this poor fellow will be. mai k
?d ''unknown," for there was nothing
.o give ? clue to his identlly. lie had
?arts of cotton mill machinery in his
jocket and evidently was a m ll opera
ive. Mut d?composition had been so
'lipid that, except for his hair, it
vould have, been impossible to tell
vhether he was a white man or a ne
cio. There was nothing to indicate
,hc cause of death, whether sunstroke
ir whether he had been "beating" his
vay uri.a tiain and lind fallen ol?.
Thc Charleston county board of
?ducat iou has thrown out the ex
imination papers of thirty negro men
ind women who sought to bc teach
ers in tho publie schools because, as
?/he .board alleges, the applicant.'
'cheated" in thc preparation of theil
papers. The exam i nation was held
Slay 2S}nd and tlic hoard has Just an
?ounccd that .certificates will bc re
'used to thirty ol' the thirty-live ap
plicants for tho reason assigned.
Jounty Superintendent of Educatior
Uiligan said that he saw the irregu
arities being practiced and warncc
,ho applicants that their papers woulc
ic thrown out if they did not desist
hit this warning had no effect.
Knighthood St.ill in Flower.
Chivalry still lives, and its home
s in the mountains of North Caro
ina. On Quaker mountain the other
lay a neighborhood quarrel r?sult?e
n a pitched battle. In thc midst ol
?he hostilities a picnic party abpearct
noving along thc road that separated
?he enemies. As soon us thc lighten
?aw thc pin Ickers one of them called
mt. "Hoys.-stop'shooting until tliest
?oung ladies ann yc.iw?uiv,,, y?w-:i~Aj
?nee the Tiring ceased 'un? tuu ry?Qnj
?dics and gehtlem passed in safety
Jould there have been finer chivalry
ven in the days when knighthood,.wa.1
A Strenuous Game.
Baseball is a little more strenuous ir
?eorgia than elsewhere. A dispatch
rom Atlanta gives an account of i
;ame between rival negro teams neat
.hat city in whioh a base runner wa
hot In the act of attempting a "slide.1
Ic .was carried to one side and tin
?ame proceeded, the wounded man dy
ng before thc finish. When the seor
vas tied in tlic last inning the u ni pi r
nade a decision which caused idm t
)e killed in his tracks. Thc murderer
escaped and thc team for which the
nade the gun play ls gallantly pullin
or thc pennant.
Two Night? in TlKhtH.
. Miss Morchee Hall, a beau ti ft
ruling woman of Memphis, Tenn
las quit elie stage after two night
n tights. She has more than a loci
'cputation us a singer, and signed
contract with thc Lyceum Opera con
winy at thc Lyceum theatre for tl
airamer, but has broken her contrac
>riss Hall gave as her reason that sh
lad discovered that things were at
,vhat they seemed behind the foo
Ight. She alleged that the actressi
lrank, smoked and swore and tin
i wo days' association with them !
llsgustcd her thjjjb she quit.
A Moscow dentist has invented asy
lem whereby false teeth can he mai
Lo grow into the gums as firmly
natural ones. After a few months' u
it is just as hard to extract them as
ls to dislodge, the genuine molar, ma
un the premises. Soon, possibly, tl
Looth grafting Moscovite will nellie*,
tiiggests, The London Globe, the g
liest height to which the dentist c
ipjir, the manufacture of false tee
A Runaway Horne.
A runaway horse created intel
excitement in C. F. Jones & Ct
itorc in Anderson recently. The a
Ima! became frightened from soi
:ause, broke loose from its fastenlr
in the rear of thc storo-of H. G. Joli
?in it Son, dashed through this stt
ind then across the street. It ran u
light of steps and through a par
ipen door into the rear room of Joi
store, which was occupied by the dr
Hillen hy ii Snake.
A dispatch from Cliestertield st
Wednesday morning Mrs. Pani
Punderhtirk, wife of the Rev. It.
lAindcrhurk, while reaching in :i li
rel of meal in a barn to get some
tier cow, was bitten by a rattlcshr
pilit. Medical aid was summoned a
Mrs. Punderburk is now getting alt
very well, but she has .sul?ercd a
Tlic Memphis Commcrclal-App
makes a formidable presentation
"northern outrages" against the ne
luring thc last three months. In
eases attempts, more or lesssuccessl
tia ve been made by mobs to hang ?
burn negroes in the States of India
Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ol
Pennsylvania, Delaware and Mlssot
Don't. Wuut Them.
Almost unanimous opinion of i
ihimni of Charleston college ls aga!
the admission of girls and thc facu
Including President Randolph,
apposed. There is littlo hope, tin
fore, for coeducation.
Great Negro Educator Delivers Ad
dress in Louisville.
A dispatch from Louisville- Friday
night says: Before au immense au
dience Hooker T. Washington, head
of the Tuskegee Institute, delivered
an address. Ile said that recent re
grettable events in connection with
the race question went to show that
thc lynch law is not confined to any
one section of the country. These
events, he said tend to simplify the
raie problem hy making it national,
lie appealed tb thc negro to he calm
and to exercise self control. ' - ~~~~
Among the other speakers was W.
II. Lewis, assistant district attorney
of "Massachusetts, who .was appointed
several months ago hy President
Principal Westlington said in part:
"In the present season of anxiety and
almost ol' despair, which possesses an
element of the race, there are. two
things I wish lo say as strongly as 1
Kirst. Let no man of thc race be
come, discouraged or hopeless; There
are in this country, North and Smith,
men who mean to see that justice ls
ineted out to the race. Such a man
is .Judge Jones of Alabama, to whom
more credit should he given for blott
ing out thc infamous system of peon
age than to any other man.
"Second. Let us keep before us the
fact that, almost without exception
every rece or nation that has ever got
upon its feet has done so through
struggle and trials and persecution.
"Nu one should seek to close Iiis
eyes to the fact that the race is pass
ing through a very serious and trying
period of its development, a period
that calls for the use of our ripest
thought and sober Judgment.
"Let nothing lead us into extremes
of utterance or action, lt is, In tim
long run, th ? race or tho individual I
that exercises the most patience, for- '
bearance and self-control ni thc midst '
of trying conditions that wins its 1
cause. Let nothing induce us to de- '
scend to the level of thc mob. In ad- (
vocatlng this policy I ara not asking ?
that the negro act the coward; we are \
not cowards. The part we have 1
played in defending the Hag of our 1
country ls sulliclent evidence of our !
"The outbreaks of the mob empha
size two lessons, one for pur race and !
one for the other citizens of our coun
try, south and north; for it is to he
noted that thc work of itlic lynchers.is '
not con lined to one section - of the '
country. Thc lesson for us is that we 1
should sec'to it that so far as inlluence 1
of parent, school or.pulpit is concerj?cd
no effort be spared to impress on our
^-?..pcopie^tmat-- Idlcni^iirid^rimfc !
should eeu.se. Wo^lmhld-ictr-tire-worl? "
kndw on all proper occasions that we
consider no legal punishment too
severe for the w retch of any rat?e who '
attempts to outrage a woman.
"The lesson for the other portion of
the nation th learn is that both in the .
making and in tlic execution the same ;
law should be made to apply to the
negro as to the white mun. 1
"There should be meted but equal (
justice tb the black man and thc (
white nian. Whenever the nation for- (
gets, or is-tempted to forget, its basis ?
principle, the whole fabric of govern- i
ment for both thc white man and the (
black man is threatened with destruc- j
tion. This is true whether it relates ;
to conditions in Texas, iii InTliana- or Vj
Delaware. It i's with a nation as witli <
an individual whatever-we sow, that i
shall we also reap. If we sow crime we j
shall reap lawlessness.
Shot His Utv.nl. (
Because Edward May, went to
see a young lady near thc mouth. of
Mig Ugly Creek, in Lincoln County,
W..Va., he got thc enmity of Beamer
Adkins, of the neighborhood, who
wanted him to ecase visiting tho girl.
Hejweiit Thursday evening to see the
young lady and was followed by Ad
kins who ran him oil the premises
with a big revolver, shooting him in
the right side above tlic hip, probably ?
fatally. Adkins is in "jail "afc; Hamlin,
and the young lady Is prostrated over
the affair, Adkins wa? rejected by the
girl some time since, when- he- made
threats, it is alleged, to kill any other
suitor for her hand.
A Good- WAY
In Norway drunlccnnessjif- punished,
by Imprisonment. 'As soon,as a mai) is
incarcerated the delinquent has a-loaf
and wine morning and evening. The
bread is served in a wooden howl full
of wine, MI which it has been soaked
for an hour. The lirst flay the drunk
ard swallows lils allowance willing
enough. The second day it seem less
pleasing. At the end of eight or ten
days prisoners lui ve been known to
obsta i ii altogether from tlic food thus
pitilessly presented. This course of
treatment finished; the drunkard, ex
cept in- rare Instances, is radically
Killed by" Tornado: ?
Eight person arc known to have
been killed in a tornado which swept
Jackson County, Minn., Thursday
evening. ' The dead are Mrs. Jos.
Kritzcr and two children of Heron
Lake, Daniel, Ella and Nettie Gallag
her, of Wilder, Minn., and two unir
dentiiied men. Tlic storm first struck
four miles northwest of Wilder, then
turned eastward, laying bare a strip
forty rods wide and twelve miles long.
Tim damage to farm buildings is
A Thousand Mon Killed.
Dispatch from London says the war
olllee today received a dispatch from
Col. Rochfort, one of thc. British
olllcers serving with the Adyssinian
forces in Somalililand, which says thc
Abyssinians, May ?ll.after a series of
forced marches, struck thc Mad Mul
lah's forces near Jeyd, surprising them
at dawn and killing 1,000 spearmen
and capturing almost all their cattle
and sheep and 1,000 camels.
l ar Dotter Schools.
Greenville voted on Tuesday by 271
to :i4 to issue 820,000 In bonds for im
provements in thc city school facili
ties. A handsome new building ls tobe
erected and repairs will bc made on
thc present buildings.
The Worst Disaster Ever Occurred in
the History of Yoming.
OVER TWO HUNDRED KILLED
A Terrille Implosion "in a Mine
of I<?irc Dump. Shut Them
i Up lillee Rut? lu n
allanna,, Wyoming, was the scene
Tuesday of .a terrible disaster-the
worst in the history of Wyoming-at
1.30 a. m., when an explosion of lire
damp in minc No. 1 ot .thc-Union Pu
eilio Uo?tl company snubed out thc
lives of 234 men, injured scores or
others and caused the destruction of a
vast funount of property.
Thc mine was not iircd, as was
stated in thc earlier reports, but tho
explosion was terri Mo juid completely
shattered tho timbers of the main
shalt and numerous entrances, tilling
tile working pit with debris, and those
of the miners that were not killed out
right by the explosion were buried
alive. The explosion was heard for
many miles arouud and attracted peo
ple from the adjoining settlements,
litige timbers and raiilroad iron were
hurled 300 reet from thc mouth of the
shalt. Supt. li. S. Brooksand a large
force of men began the work of remov
ing the debris hom the shaft, that
they might reach the entombed
miners. Their progress into the mine
was blocked by the foul glasses and
several times they were forced to re
turn to the surface.
All day thc rescuing party worked,
the force being increased from time to
time by the arrivai of ranchmen and
tithers from nearby settlements and
hy those of a rcbef train sent out
from Rawlins, which arrived at 2
j'clock in thc afternoon. About 1
j'clock Tuesday afternoon four men .
?vere taken out alive and a half hour
ater they were followed by 42 others.
Many were unconscious and had to be
carried from the workings. Several
ire in a serious condition, but it is
believed all will recover.
Two hundred and eighty-two men -.
went down in the mine at 7 o'clock
Wednesday morning and up to a late
liour Wednesday night only 48 have
been accounted for. Of this number
two are dead. .Tt was some time after
the explosion'1 occurred that the lirst
man was brought to tlio sutface. Ile
was followed by others until 1 o'clock
when thc last of thc 48 was brought
jut. Tho -rescuers ,were unable to
was'ticcessiry to ^nakc~iinother'"open
ing to permit fresh air to reach the
Horses and scrapers were put afc
work hauling debris away from the
shaft. The work ls progressing slow
ly, owing to tho narrow space in which
the rescuers arc compelled to operate,
but by daylight the mines should be
opened sutllciently to permit of deep
sxplorations and the rescue of ? the
lead bodies. Late Wednesday night
i party of rescuers reached four mules
bli at were al i ve and this caused renew
ed hope. It is a faint bopc, however,
Cor experienced mine bosses and
miners say that when the imprisoned
men are reached, all will be found
lead. Sonic of the miners who cscap
ed-say they saw 20 dead bodies In
snlry No. 17. They reported that
many of the men were crazed by the
explosion and ran hither and thither
in the mine. Many of these could
have escaped but they lay down buried
their faces in their hands and gave up.
the tight. Of the 234 dead about 175 '
were married and leave large families.
About 100 were Philanders, 50 were
colored and the rest were Americans.
Thc Hanna mines are among the
best on thc Union Pacitic system, be
ing established In 1878. Thc town
was named for Senator Mark Hanna
.when he was a member or the Union
Pacific Coal company. Mine No 1. is
practically a new property, lt has
2U entries, ,15 miles ol' workings and
a main incline shaft or one and
one-half miles in length. The mine
bas been recognized as a dangerous
property for some time on account
of the large amount of gas, but the
system of ventilation has been so good
that au accident was not anticipated.
Katen By Hoys.
Cynthia Johnson, an aged widow,
who lived near Kinnison, Indian Ter
ritory, was attacked by an unknown
party with a club Thursday night and
beaten almost to death. Thc unknown
mau shot her twice and she tell dead.
Ile left the house and is hiding in the
brush and is astillatlarge. Mrs. John
son was a widow of some means and
money was round in lier homo un
molested. She had a son and daughter
who resided with her, but they were
away at thc time or the killing and
when tho daughter, who came home
lirst, arrived at the gate she round
their mother dead lu the yard. Hogs
lind' attacked her and had eaten ber
corpse until it was beyond recognition.
The North Louisiana Cotton Plan
ter's Association, at its meeting at
Shreveport last week, adopted thc
following, lt is further stipulated,
agreed and understood by the parties
to this organization that all thc cot
ton seed raised or controlled by thc
members of this association during
tile season of 1003 and 1904 shall be
disposed of by or under thc sanction
and supervision of the executive coun
cil of said association.
Killed in Church.
Lightning struck the Presbyterian
Church at New Concord, Ohio, during
children's service and a panic ensued.
A. II. Alexander was killed, lils body
being thrown some distance. Shoes
were torn from tho feet of C. L. Alli
son and his clothes were badly torn,
and he was rendered unconscious.
Miss Rose Paden was also rendered In
sensible, as well as Miss Mary Alex
ander, daughter of the mau killed.