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lively refused. to give lip tho keys, '
The cfoWd br?shed'bim (i3lde. aa.if lie
were a child and broke the lock ori tile
frail doors and brought the three
negroes, Johnson, Felder and Hartwell
out, ono after the other. Tho tJcsrroes
all expected to be lyucbcd and their
fear was great. It. was understood
that they knew* of the acts of the
Evans boys and they were made to tell
yvbat they. knew. At first they did
this very;reluctantly. One hy one
they were, cowhided within an inch
bf their lives and then they told their
ktbrles. vi* ls remarkable that all
three of the negroes, who like all or
their kind lie Iii fear, und Ile under all,
circumstances, should have told thc
same tales. Charles Evans shot Mr.
Phillips, they all said. Ills brother
helped him to get ready for the crime
and went with him when he shot into
the Phillips household. That Jim
was an "accessory to tho crime they
proved by stories that tallid, absolute
ly, but each said that it was Charles
who fired the shot.
THE lt KAL WORK TUE NIOnT.
After the negroes had been beaten
so that they will be marked for life
they were put back in the guard house
and then began the real work of the
night. Evans was taken out and car
ried to the outskirts of thc town. Ile
was asked if he wished to make a
statement and in reply said that if
the crowd would only let him live un
til morning that he would- tell them
wiio committed the crime. He was
denied this privilege and told that lie
must die. Then he tried to plaeo the
critic on Iiis brother. Ile was asked to
tell where Iiis brother was. He said
that he did not know, but he knew
triadic could lind him by morning or
some of his friends could. The mob,
with the thought of old Phillips and
his wounded children in their minds,
laughed in derision.
U UNO KY FOK TIIEIK I'KEY.
"Take him out in thc woods. We
will teach every negro within 1,000
miles ol' here to keep their guns away
from women and old men," cried the
ringleader of the mob of now mad
They lifted the negro his yellow face
shining in the lights of the lanterns,
bodily from the ground and carried
him out in a little woods beyond the
town-not very far, to be sure, uot
more than 200 yards at the utmost,
from the house where the old soldier's
lifeblood was oozing out slowly, and
some of them would have carried him
further but for the fact that the
string of hes; that he cried out on the
night air seemed to enrage them more
and more-at every step they took.
HURLED INTO ETERNITY.
Finally they put him down on thc
ground and a semi-circle ol' tuen stood
about him-some with their ri Iles
raised for fear that lie, noted as a
ilect-footed negro, would escape-and
the customary piece of rope was pro
duced, lt took hut a moment then
to put it about Iiis neck and the co
wardly brute was told to make ids
peace with his God. lusted he begged
"'Ask Phillips," was the laconic re
ply, and the rope was made taut.
"Kow stand back men and riddle
the brute, so that every negro that
comes this way "Wednesday may have
Two hundred guns were ii red at the
word and when your correspondent
went to tile scene. Wednesday morn
therc were just 12 wounds in the body.
TUE AWFUL SIGHT A LESSON.
The negro made an ugly picture,
the sun steaming down on his copper
colored face and the blood dripping
from his wounds. But his dead face
was as nothing to thc live ones of the
negroes about thc scene. Despite the
fact that they knew that there is dan
ger for every negro in the county, un
til after Mr. Phillips dies, like a mur
derer to tlie scene of his crime, they
hailed back and camped around the
spot. Up to late hour Wednesday
evening the body had not been cut
down, the towns-people leaving it
swinging from the limb ol' the tree all
day, that ib might teacli the lesson
that they said was so much desired in
the country and from which they
hoped much good ell'ect would
Meantime down thc shaded country
lane but a short distance away there
is another picture, lt is within the
vine-clad cottage ol' the Phillips. Since
the fatal wounding it lias been prac
tically impossible to keep thc old man
in bed. Ile half sits, half reclines in
a chair with his head oh his arm, suf
fering the death agony that is only
the question of a few lion rs. Thc
room Is on the verandah. The neigh
bors sit about and take turns doing
what they can to aleviatc the fright
ful pain. When your correspondent
entered tho. room the wounded man
had just passed though one of his
paroxysms ol'pain, lu a moment of
consciouness he asked with some
pathos in his voice what any one could
have against him that could have
caused the deed. The two sons are
half crazed over thc su tiering that,
they brought on their lather, and
thus far the physicians have been un
able lo relieve his pain. Tlie fact
that he Is alive at all isa mystery and
it is thought that he cannot possibly
live until morning.
A GOOD COMMUNITY.
Mr. Phillips was employed as the
overseer of Mr. II. L. Solomons, a
wealthy merchant and larmer of the
neighborhood. Mr. Solomons said
Thursday that in ten years' residence
in the community he had not seen a
half dozen drunken men of any
description, and that the citizens were
a peaceful, lawbiding people. The
assassination ol' his overseer he regards
. as tlie most horrible thing that ever
occurred in tlie community, arid al
though he had nothing to do with thc
lynching he did not condemn it.
Thc inquest will be held Thursday
morning. It is not expected that any
thing will come of thc inquest, how
ever, as the lynchers are sworn to
secrecy, and try as he would your cor
respondent could learn nothing of the
identy of any of them.
Information was received here late
this afternoon that Jim Evans*had
given himself up in Orangeburg. The
consensus ol' (?pinion wa:: that it was
best thing that could happen to the
community If he had, as scouting par
tics had been out all day long and if
the other Evans boy hart been captur
ed it would undoubtedly have fared
hard with him. Neither of thc
wounds to Mr. Philips' children were
at all serious and they were up ami
about the village.
! NO NEO KOKS IN NORWAY.
Not a negro was seen in the place
Wednesday except a few old and trust
ed servants who condemn thc action ol'
the Evans desperadoes as much as the
white-people of thc community. It
, has been feared all Wednesday that
there might he trouble again that
???iv? beet? cbnrfrcgafclug I? tu?'fc?untrv
nearby, here. Tile sueriff Q?$ "flo. secta
tx) erft?ltain thia feat and ilia request
of Wold ht the oltl?otis^that Gt?y. 'Jrl?y
\viird. bb asked -for troops'Wa? not're
garded. That tho 'hegroeh aro Bti^l
milch stirred up, how?v?'rV .'cannot be
questioned. The suw mill n??r hare
and the planing mill where Bumer 30 ur
40 negre are employed had. to shut
down because they could get no negro
labor. On tho other habid a, hupihcr
b?'ut-gro?s Just outside of the town are
working quietly In the fields and tlic
hope, if not the exportation,- is in the
hearts of all that Liu "OUble is at an
end. -3 . ?
COTTON MILL TAXES
Will bo.Fi.vcdby the Stnto Boord of
The State board of equalization has
been called to meet in Columbia On
the loth of July. This is a very Im
portant commission, having for its
main object tlic assessment for taxa
tion of the property of cotton mills,
oil mills, etc. The chairman of thc
hoard last year was.Mr. W. W. Brad
ley, of Abbeville. The call for the
meeting was issued by thc comptroller
general, lion. A. W. Jones, who would
have announced an earlier date but
for thc fact that the returns from* a
Krcat many of the mills-had to be sent
back to the county auditors for correc
The hoard has a number of new
members this year, aud is constituted
Abbeville-W. W. Bradley, Abbe
Aiken-J. L. Qui ti by, Aiken.
Anderson-?. H. Bailey, Mooreville.
Hamberg--S. D. Guess, Denmark.
Barn well-J. C. (J ri H'm, Hobbins.
Beaufort-J. S. Claghorn, Graham
Berkeley-J. St. Clair "White,
Charleston-M. Israel, Charleston.
Cherokee-T. M. Littlejohn, Star
~ Chester-C E. Fant, Chester.
Chesterfield-1). M. Barrebting,
Clarendon-A. J. Richbourg, St.
CoUeton-A 10. Williams, Cottage
Darlington-W. J. Bogers, Darling
Dorchester-C. M. Gavin, St. Geor
Edgelicld-IX. H. Cochran, Reho
Kai ifield- John B. Patrick, White
Florence-Alex Mc-Taggcrt, Hawes.
Georgetown-Louis S. Erich, Gcor
Greenville -W. D. Garrison, Green
Greenwood-J. W. Alton Green
Huhipl0n---1L D. Mulllngan,. Mulli
1 lorry-J. P. Dcrhara, Green Sen
Kershaw-J. M. Sewell, Kershaw.
Lancaster-J. Wren Tillman, Lan
Laurens-IL V. Adair, Clinton.
Lee-T. Hd Haskins, Bishopville.
Lexington-F. TI. Hendrix, Lees
Marion-L. B. 'Rogers, Latta.
Marlboro-A. J. Matheson, Ben
dewberry-II. II. Folk,'.Newberry.
Oconee-C. W. Bitch ford, Wal
Orangeburg-J. D. Shuler, Feldcr
Bickens-Burl C. Johnson, Kasley.
. Richland -J. A. Meetzc, Cullimbin.
Saluda--.). C. II. i tandi, Wyse
Spartanhurg--J. J. Vernon, Well
Sumter.-IV. L. McLauren. Sumter.
Union -lt. G. Hill, Carlisle.
Williamsburg-W. R. Funk, Kings
York-W. W. Boyce, Rock lilli.
MOB KILLED NEGRO.
Nobody Scorns io Know Anything ol'
A dispatch from Anderson Thurs
day night says: Heuben TClrod, a re
spected old negro who lives near Pied
mont, was shot ariel liBled in his own
home about 10 o'clock last night, and
three negro women, who were occu
pants ol' the same house were given a
severe whipping. Details of the alfair
Magistrate Bowen held an inquest
over tlie body of the dead negro today.
The verdict of the Jury was that he
cnnic to his death at the hands of
parties unknown. The women who!
testitied at the inquest, said that
about K) o'clock last night a crowd of
about f>u white men caine to the house
and after shooting and killing Kl rod,
gave them a severe heating and warn
ed them to leave the county.
The women said they did not reeog
onize any of their assailants, hut that
they did not live in that community.
This is all that is definitely known.
The general supposition is that the
women were objectionable to thc peo
ple of the community and that a posse
of citizens went to the house to chas
tise them and drive them away and
that HI rod resisted them and was
killed. The affair is strongly con
demned hy the people in and around
Piedmont and a thorough investiga
tion will likely bc had.
?KW York girls who are employed
in offices and stores remotes from their
places and residences have petitioned
tlic elevated railroad management for
special cars for women. "Night af
ter night," says one of them, "have I
waited patiently for live, ten or even
Hf teen inimit?s on thc very edge, of
the platform - in the hope of obtain
ing a place or a scat_j.ii an incoming
empty train, and then as the gates
were opened I and women around me
have been dragged aside and driven
back in a malestroin ol' ruffians striv
ing, it would seem, to crush us weaker
ones out of their way.''
Tine honest, hard-working, law
abiding negroes, and there are plenty
of them, make a grave mistake when
tiley ally themselves with cowardly
murderers like the man who brutally
assassinated Mr. Phillips, and who
was lynched for his dastardly crime.
Evans was not lynched because he
was a negro, hut because he had as
sassinated a citizen in the presence of
lils family, and no negro can afford to
defend that crime.
.Tuic Wilmington Star asks: "Why
does a man who discontinues his sub
scription to a newspaper when In
debted Ui it consider himself absolved
from all legal and moral obligation to
pay tlic honest debt?'? Because he is
a dishonest inaii. ? . .
(?reeiwil'e, (?Olitmt??? and ??d?raon
SelOOt?ft f?'f Camp?.
WORRIED RY TRANSPORTATION;
The Regiments, Companies and
their CoiiunnndlnR Olllsors.
Dates of tho ISnoainpiuout
Have Been Fixed.
Tho First regiment of Milita of
the State will go into camp at ? Co
lumbia "on the 20th of July, the Sec
ond regiment will be camped at Green
ville one week later and the Third
regiment will go to Anderson the first
week in August. Thc time and place
of encampment of tho cavalry regi
ment has not yet been designated.
The Naval Reserves will not take part
in tills encampment, the government
makiug other provisions for them.
This is thc outcome of the delibera
tion of thc ''war college board*' of the
State militia, if such a designation is
apropos for thc commission whick
met in Columbia Wednesday. At
this mecting there were present Gov,
Hayward, Gen. Frost, Assistanl
General Patrick, Gen. Wilie Joues
Col. J. C. "Boyd, of Greenville, Col
D. 0. Herbert, of Orangeburg, Cot
Henry Schachte, of Charleston, ant
Col. Sparkman, of Georgetown, com
madding thc cavalry regiment.
Rock Hill, Camden, Sumter, Char
leston, Anderson, Greenville and Co
lumbla submitted bids for the en
campment of all or of part of tin
troops. Each of these places offeree
in writing to furnish camp sites, dril
grounds, water, lights, fuel and frei
transportation of baggage. Camdcr
made an attractive oiler of the pol
grounds, and may yet bo selected a
the place for the cavalry regiment t
go Into camp. It was decided t
limit tho number of each company t
CENTRAL CAMI' NEXT YEA?.
A resolutiou was passed to thc el
feet that: "It is the sense bf th I
committee that a central drill g rou ir
be located and that the regiments b
ordered in turn to encamp at tba
central drill ground." '
It was also decided to have a sevc
days' encampment on five days' pa j
In fact tile matter of finances worrie
tlie committee no little. As suggest
ed in The State the appropriate
would hardly hold out if the piar
then In view should have been carrie
out, for tlie troops from the up coui
try wanted to go to Charleston au
thc troops from the coast wanted to y
1II0H TIDE INTERKERED.
hut after investigation it was fohn
that the hour in the afternoon moi
suited to drill work and to inspectlo
would lind the beach at the Isle <
Palms covered with water, and thr
most attractive camp site was rule
out, and thc First regiment was o
dercd to Columbia instead, savii
thc encampment fund several hui
dretl dollars. The matter of tran
pollution worried the committee i
little, and the resolution practical
lixing Columbia au the place of e
campment for all of the militia her
after is regarded as the only solutic
of the transportation problem.
KI HST REGIMENT.
Thc following companies compo
Col. Boyd's regiment, which will can
in Columbia on thc 20th of July:
First regiment, Col. J. C. Boyi
Greenville Light Inlantry, Grecnvi'l
Capt. E. M. Blythe.
Liberty Hill Rifles, Liberty Hil
Capt. J. G. Richards, Jr.
Smyth Rides, Pclzer, Capt. J. Adg
Greenwood Guards, Greenwoo
Capt. Ira B. Taylor.
Anderson Rilles, Anderson, Cap
Jho. M. Patrick.
Morgan Rilles, Clinton, Capt. Jn
llasclwood Rilles, Chester, Car.
M. J. Wallace.
Catawba Rilles, Rock Hill, Capt. 1
Lee Light Infantry, Chester, Car
R. G. Mills.
Fort Mill Light Infantry, Fo
Mill, Capt T.. B. Spratt.
Jasper Light Infantry, Yorkvill
Capt. W. B. Moore.
Jonesville Guards. Jonesville, Cap
R. W. Scott.
Col. Herbert's regiment, which w
go ?;o Greenville the week followii
will consist of tlie following coi
Kershaw Guards, Camden, Cat
S. C. Zcmp.
llichland Volunteers, Columbi
Capt. L. W. Haskell.
Governor's Guards, Columbia, Gai
Geo. R. Rembcrt.
Colombia Light Infantry, Cohn
bia, Capt. Chas. T. Lipscomb.
'i illina 11 Volunteers, Orahgebui
Capt. J: ll. Chilly. ...
Kdisto lillies, Orangeburg, Capt.
A. lier ry.
Hamberg Guards, Hamberg, C?J
W. it. Wright.
Kort Motte Guards, Port M uti
Capt. A. T. Darby. -
Timinunsvllle Guards, Timmoi
ville, Capt W. ll. Keith.
Darlington Guards, Darlingti
Capt. Ii. R. Cox.
Sumter Light Infantry, Sumti
Capt. C. B. Yeadon.
brookland Light Infantry, Brno
land, Capt. Shulcr.
llishopville Light Infantry, Cai
G. P. Parrott.
Tho Third regiment, Col. Schacht
line body of troops from Chariest!
received a special invitation from /
dersoii and will go there August .'I
Thc following are the companies
Sumter Guards, Charleston, Ca
T. T. Hyde.
Washington Light Infantry, Cli
leston, Capt. F. 10. Robson.
Irish Volunteers, Charleston, Ci\
I), P. Kearney.
German Fusllcers, Charleston, Ca
H. B. Schroder.
Palmetto Guards, Charleston, Ca
J. II. E. Stelling.
Georgetown Rilles, Gcorgeto
Capt. S. M. Ward.
.Sautee Rilles, Ellorce, Capt. S.
Kern merlin. ?
Calhoun Light Infantry, Floret
Capt. C. E. Johnson.
Hurtsville Light Infantry, Hai
vile Capt. C. W. Coker.-Tlie Stat
Ten Lives Lost.
A special from Austin says a me
cr telephone report from Leeville a
o'clock says a cloudburst occur
Thursday and that ten lives were 1<
All wi res-arc'down to Beeville. Wu
outs are reported on thc Arkar
Pass rai?way.i . . -
ft?ll*NlgflfS Cool rftwi Kv?f?u'le tb* ?c||?
; t?h J)evr)lrjpi??6Ht.
Section Director lia?br bas ias?et?.
the following, crop ; bulletin:- The
Week ending;8.a. m.'Mbliday, Jnne 29,
1903, bad a mean: temperature of 70
degrees which ls about 4 degrees below
normal. The nights continue too cool
for "tho favorable development of cot
ton, .There was more thau the usnal
Amount of cloudiness, aad there is an
indicated need of moro sunshine for
corn, cotton and melons. There,were
local high winds accompanying thun
derstorms that caused slight damage
over limited areas.
The western half of the State had
beneficial rains on the 22nd and ?(?th,
the latter heavy enough to stop culti
vation for the remainder of the week,
but Hie rain was needed to soften emit
ed lands that had become too hard to
plow. The central and northeastern
countries had rain nearly every day,
with some excessive rains .that washed
lands and rendered all ont hillsides too
wet to cultivate. In Barnwell*, Bum
berg, Orangeburg, Berkeley, Williams
burg, Sumter, Clarendon, Florence,
Darlington, Marlon and Marlboro, and
parts of adjoining counties, crops arc
suffering from lack of work and excess
of moisture. Tbe immediate coast
counties had moderated and benefi
cial rains. The average rainfall for the
State was nearly two indies. Hail
storms occurred in many counties,
serious damage by,hall was reported
from Berkeley, Marlboro and Baluda
counties only. .
The general conditions of all crop is
better than any time tlds season, but
tlie . Improvement ia comparatively
slight in many places, and all cultiva
ted Held crops need dry weather to
permit cultivation, and to rid them of
grass. Tiley also need more sunshine to
give thom a healthier color, and
greater warmth to stimulate to more
The corn crop is fairly promising,
except in a few central counties where
lack of cultivation and an excess of
moisture has given it a sickle color
and a stunted growth. Early corn ls
being laid by in tbe eastern and cen
tral counties, with many fields in
grassy condition. It is tasseling.
Bottom land corn has not recovered
from thc effect of the recent Hoods and
is poor. There ls general improve
ment in cotton over last week holli in
color and growth, but the plants con
tinue small and in places still lack a
healthy color, while stands arc broken
and irregular. Lice are less prevalent
than last week. First blooms am rc-"
ported, since the 19ih, from the east
ern and central parts of tbe State, but
blooming ls not general. Last year
cotton was in full bloom by the 1st of
July. The work of cleaning fields has
made rapid progress but many fields
arc still grassy, and some have not
been chopped to stands. Sea island cot
ton is small, but vigorous and healthy.
Tobacco curing ls in progress. The
tobacco crop has improved recently,
and now ranges from fair to exceed
ingly fine. Bice is doing well.
Cantalope shipments have begun.
Hay meadows, sweet potatoes and
cane look tine. The fruit prospects
arc less promising, especially for ap
ples and grapes.' Gardens are line .
ANOTHER POINT OF VIE " . .
A. Chicago Prencher-SnysSoiiio Se; ti
bie Things About IjynchinRB.
"1 am no advocate of lynching )r
of mob law, but 1 would rather see a
community wrought to the higbist
pitch over crimes that would seem Im
possible this side of hell than to re
main apathetic." was the declara
tion of the Bey. Dr. W. A. Bartbtt
at the First Congregational chu:-;h
of Ch i cogo on Sunday in a pty
ludc on "Lynching from Anotb';r
Point of View.''' j ^
Dr. Bartlett said among otl|cr
things: "I have seen so many ser
mons, editorials and resolutions Re
nouncing ]ynchfcnj^4nd mob law that
one nets the impression that the citi
zens who bang or burn thc destroyer
of life and all that is held sacred by
womanhood arc the race offenders
rather than thc monster whom they
"Wc seem to be so absorbed with
thc majesty of this vague terra 'hw'
that the notion appears to prevhil
that the real criminals arc those who
do not wait for legal processes, and
the violator of womanhood is thc
"Wc shudder at thc torture of thc
criminal who is burned, but apparent
ly forget to shudder for the innocent
girl whose mental and spiritual agony
ls tenfold greater than that of the
tire. This is nota race problem ex
cept so far as one race are the offend
ers. Thc white man who commits the
same crime is just as guilty.
"Thc indignant uprising of a com
munity and some of the liest men in
it lo avenge a wrong of such awful
magnitude may he technically law
less, but the spirit which causes thc
uprising is the reflection of a higher
civiization. There are crimes so
dreadful that the pure and the chiv
alrous and tlie strong find it well nigh
impossible to endure the thought that
such a degenerate should pollute the
earth by his presence, lt is easy to
theorize about the anarchy of mob
law, but the same hand which oenned
tlie calm editorial might be thc fust
to grasp the torch if ii was a motlier,
wire or daughter who was tlie victim.
"i say that when you look at a
lynching from another view point it is
simply the bursting forth of an indig
nation and loathing thai will not be
checked. In the Old Testament days
they made short work of such an of
"Lynching is certainly abad method
and forms the habit of disorder and
makes men bloodthirsty. Hut if it is
to be avoided there certainly.is called
for a more sure and speedy trial of
these wretches who .often brazenly
deny crime amid red tape of legal
processes, but confess abjectly when
fronted with determined men. Lt is
useless to bring to trial men who rise
up to protect their firesides. The
community will not hear it. If men
object to be burned let them cease
from crimes which make a nation
AT a mass meeting of negroes In
Chicago to denounce the Belleville
lynching It was decided that tlie ne
gro in Illinois should arm himself.
Strange that at these negro indigna
tion meetings it never occurs to the
orators and agitators to propose resolu
tions warning members of their race
against assaulting women and murder
ing white people in cold blood. By
all means let the Illinois negro arm
himself; the quicker the violent cle
ment makes Hie Issue with law and
order the quicker we'll bc rid of thc '
mob and violence.
i. MAN ASS?Sl?lN.
'sii?ok f?torie W?t?f Hl? V?ftlia, Tuet |
Bhb?Him to' D.eatt?,
TEXAS' COMPTROLLER ?8 SL??N
Tho Annuitant a Former Attache,
Who After tho Crime, Acci
dentally Kills HlniHcir,
Tlierc was a terrible tragedy enact
ed at Austin, Texas, on Tuesday
morning of last week. Frenzied by
supposed wrongs, W. G. Hill, an ex
attache of the State comptroller's
ollice, Tuesday morning, a few
minutes past 10 o'clock, entered the
private obi ce of State Comptroller R.
M. Love and killed him by means of |
two well-directed shots from a large
calibre revolver. As Hill turned to
lice,. be was intercepted by Chief
Cleik Stevens of the department, who
engaged him in a scuttle, during which
his revolver was accldentllay exploded.
The bullet entered Hill's abdomen
causing a wound from which he died
at 3 o'clock In the afternoon, three j
hours after the death of thc man
whose life bc sought. Thus, in brief,
is told the story of tlie double tragedy,
the first assassination ever chronicled
in thc Texas capital. Tlie shooting
has thrown tlie town and State into a
commotion, but the death of the
assassin, tts well as his victim, has |
closed the story in one chapter.
As to what caused the shooting none I
can explain, other than that it was
the act of a madman. Hill bad been
an employe of the comptroller's ollice
for 10 years preceding Love's term of
office. Ile was let out by Mr. Love
when thc latter took charge and it is |
presumed that this fact preyed upon
bis mind until he went Insane. Th ls
morning he went to the capitol, en
tered Mr. Love's private ollice, spoke
to him cheerfully, shook hands, and
banding him a letter to read, sat down
at the invitation of the comptroller.
No sooner had Mr. Love began to read |
the letter than Hill sprang to his feet
and tired two shot into the body of
Mr. Love, one taking effect just above,
and the other immediately below, the
heart. Mr. Love screamed, dropped
the letter and sprang half forward to
wards bis assassin, then gasped and
Hill, seeing that bis purpose bad
been accomplished, turned to make I
for tlie door. He was Intercepted by !
Cbief Clerk Stevens' who grapped
with bim and was wrestling with bini
when Hill's pistol was accidentally
discharged the bullet entering Hill's
abdomen. He fell a dead weight in
Stevens' arms and was lowered gently
to the door where he lay until taken
to the hospital. He died at 3 o'clock
this afternoon. Love was given all I
medical attention possible but died
within an hour after the shooting.
The letter that Hill gave to Lovc|
rea ls as follows:
Austin, Tex.,"xx, 1?Q3.
Col. R. M. Love, State Comptroller.
Dear Sir: Public ollice is a public
trust. Public olllces are created for
tn? Service ?TTtbc people a"nd not for
the-aggrandizement of a few individ
uals. The practice of bartering de
partment clerkships for private gain
is a disgrace to the public service,
and in this nefarious traille you are a
record breaker. You bave robbed the
State employes and your Incompetent
administration has prompted others
to rob the State. Thc man who,
claiming to be a Christian, deprives |
others of employment without cause,
is a base hypocrite and a tyrant. Tbc |
greatest mind that ever gave its wis
dom to thc world; the mind of all
others most capable of umpiring the
mutiny between right and wrong,
said 'you take my life when you do j
take from me the means by which I
live.' If that be true, you are a mur
derer of the deepest crime. Although I
I cannot help myself before laying |
life's burden down I shall strike a
blow-feeble though it be-for the |
good of my deserving fellowmen.
For the right against the wrong.
For the weak against tlie strong.
W. Gi Hill.
Mr. Hill was a quiet and gentleman
ly person and was never known to
have been addicted to any bad habits.
At the time of the shooting he was I
holding a good position in the city, so
that dire want could not have In
stigated the frenzy that prompted the I
shooting, lt ls tlie opinion of all that |
it was the act of an insane man. Im
mediately after the shooting and while
Hill was still lying in the corridor, a
bottle of laudanum was taken from
his pocket, and reaching ror it, be
said: "Let mc take that and die easy."
This had lcd many to believe that be
contemplated suicide following his
shooting of the comptroller. Doth
men have families surviving them.
Comptroller Love's remains were ship
ped to his old home in Limestone
county for interment and Hill's re
mains will be buried Thursday.
Aa Illinois Exhibit.
At a meeting held Iii Chicago Fri
day night to protest againt, the lynch
ing of a negro In Helle ville, 111., Sena
tor Hopkins of that State exercised
himself chiefly with denunciation of1
thc Southern States, which have dis
franchised the negro. Among other]
things be said: "In my eighteen
years of service in Congress it has
been my pleasure to remark the ability
of a score of negro Congreesmen, who
represented at one time thc States of
Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
It ls ashame and disgrace to these'
States that there are no longer men of
color in their Congressional delega
tions. It ls a shame to the nation
that the hewers of wood and tlie ?
drawers of water in those States are
not represented by men of their own
class, and, until public sentiment
shall lie aroused and these States re
turn negroes to Congress, lt will con
tinue to be a disgrace to tlie United
States." In the language of the
Charleston livening Post "what had
this to do with tlie lynching of
negro In Illinois? Not thc least I
thing in the world, but the people!
of the South are not and the people
of Belleville and Its vicinity are consti
tuents of Senator Hopkins, and will
have something to say about lils
political future. Itcosts nothing to
denounce the South and it might bc
expensive to go too stronger at too
great length upon the lawlessness of
the citizens of l?el?evillc. Therefore,
the Senator engaged himself vigorous
ly with asubjectfar away from home."
'-j'A&'Jfltyt?st ove* tti?'.b?dy of q
J?Vat?p, ..iv?? ?as Iji?O'h?d^t Norw;
bn Tuesday tilgbtLwM,h?ld oh'Thurs
flay jin?rb'lng:?y . yofofler R?ckenbak
erl Six .Witnesses .werobzam'lnedi
i The first witness, Dr. d. II. Atyea
testified; as follows; "About ?.'?'?loc]
yesterday morning I was driving ou
or town when I saw a dead body h?ng
lng to a tree about one mile ont ol
town, and auout 100 yards from tb
road. 1 went up tb see what I coule
learn. I found that it was the body o
Ohas. Evans and saw. many gunshot
wounds in ?he body.. I heard no shoot
lng the night before. I saw stranger*:
in town but heard nothing that would
lead me to think there would bc any
thing done Monday night." . ai.;?!
The second witness, Mr. B S. Cog
"burn, testified, as follows: "I .wa
asleep Tuesday night at home when :
was awakened during the night by.tin
firing of guns and as the firing ceascc
I did not go out to sec where it was
After I arose next morning and wen
to my place of business I heard that a
negro had been lynched out of town
and with others I went out to when
th? body was hanging to an oak tret
by a rope around thc neck and tbi
bands tied behind the back. 1 did bc
know who the negro was. I had nevei
seen him before. I saw great many
strangers in town the evening before,
but did not hear any one say anything
sbout lynching a negro that night."
Other witnesses examined test!Gee
about the same thing and after a short
talk to thc Jury by Coroner Ricken
baker the jury came to a verdict
"that the deceased came to his deatli
from thc effect- of gun shots and
strangulation at the bands of a party
or parties unknown to the jury."
A Terrible Tragedy!
A terrible tragedy occurred Thurs
day night at the village of. Leeey
when Mrs. Wm. Baxter hanged lier
self and two children, Goodson, ager
8 years and Gladys, aged 3. . Wher
her husband returned to the house al
tl o'clock he could not get in. II?
waited for some time; then broke in
a window and searched in thc house,
In an unfinished attic over tin
kitchen, reached by a ladder, be sau
hanging side by side from the rafters
his wife and two children, lt te
stated that Mrs. Baxter banded bet
husband a bottle of wine to drink,
He took some of it and was so sici
that be bad to consult a physician
That thc wine was drugged or poisonec
seemed probable. The contents rc
mailling will be analyzed. From in
dlcations, the woman must have car
ried the children up thc ladder one. at
ia time. The room was so low that tb?
boy's feet nearly touched thc door.
Serious Practical Joke.
At York, Pa., with a bicycle purni
an unknown youth about 14 years oh
? seriously injured 7-years old McClellan
Rcdkard Thursday night by puiriphif
air into bim. Tne Joker Induced thi
little fellow to hold tbe nozzel in hi!
mouth and was operating thc purni
when a policeman came a.nd the vic
tim was rescued. The latter wat
already overcome and a physician was
?required to revive bim. The boy's
stomach was distended beyond thc
normal size, and it is thought be suf
fered internal injury. Thc youtl
escaped while the policeman* was giv
ing the victim attention.
Four at a Birth.
A special dispatch from Roanoke
Va., says Mrs. George - W. Chambers
wife of a Franklin county farmer
Friday gave birth to four healthy gir,
babies. Thc mother and thc- quar
tette are doing well. The people 0|
the vicinity are excited over the even I
and women, old and young, are goinjj
to see the little ones. Roosevelt hat
"I can't see what you lind in me tt
admire," said the lovelorn youth wht
had recently blown himself for ti
$37.50 engagement ring. "Why,'
gurgled thc Huffy-haired angel of bis
domestic dreams, "that's just what
everybody else says." And immediate
ly the silence became oppressive.
wini arc in nond nt the
bout medical treat
ment slum ld not (all
to consult Dr. Mutha
un y ul once, as ho ls
rec o p li 1 z e d as the
IvadinK and most suc
You ure safe in
-ilacliiK ymir case tn
his hands,os lie ls the
and has the best rep
utation. He eurea
vr h ero o't!ier9 fail:
there ls no patchwork
lor experimenting tn
?his treatment. Per
iaonal attention by Dr
Hathaway, also spe
DR. HATHAWAY, cial counsel from hlf
when necessary, which no oilier office has. Il
you can not call, write for free liookteu anr
question Munka. Mention your trouble. Kv
erythtng strictly confidential. J. Newtox
Hathaway, M. I).
88 Inman Building 224 S. Broad St
IT ls said that when tile postolllcc
department scandal is thoroughly stir
red up it will bring to the surface
various and divers congressmen and
senators who thought tiley, did not
participate lu any of the financhil
swag, got large quantities of "pork'
in the shape of unauthorized appoint
ments and .violation of the civil ser
vice law. The vociferous depreciation
of the investigation In some quarters
indicates where certain of these states
men are to be found.
Dr. Biggera Huckleberry Cordial, foi
the Bowels and Children Teething.
It ls THE GREAT SOUTH KRIS
REMEDY for the bowels. It is one
of tlie most pleasant and' otlleaciou*
remedies for all summer complaints
At a season when vicient attacks o!
tlie bowels are so frequent, some speed j
relief should be at hand. The wearier,
motlier, losing sleep by nursing tbi
little one teething, should use till!
FROM HENRY Wi GRADY.
Tlie Constitution Edltoral Rooms.
Atlanta, Ga., May 23,1887.
Dr. Walter A. Taylor, Atlanta, Ga.:
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but I take pleasure hi breakng m3
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thus testifying to it merits.
T?vy truly yours,
HENRY W. GRADY.
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