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? ??DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR S?ULS AND ifc/YKE OUR LIVES IX THY POSSESSION HAPPY, OR
p.UR^EATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE.?
YOI,.
BENNETTS VILLE, S. a, FRIDAY, JULY .24, 1908.
?'.V. <' ,7?:-L.?"i'
NO. 37
ANOTHER TRAGEDY.
A White Man Shot by a Negro With
H?B Own Gun.
TWO NEGROES WERE KILLED
Hy Way of*Retaliation, ami tito Rest
el'I lie Negroes Aro Afraid
to Go Near Tlie
Place.
A special dispatch to Thc State from
Batesburg says news lias just readied
there that Willie Hall, ? young white
man living eight miles south ot this
"place, just over thc Aiken county linc,
was killed Wednesday afternoon by a
negro, George Edwards. Hall kept a
country store and was postmaster at
Chinquapin, in Aiken county. The
killing was on the Lexington side, one
mile from Hall's home. The negro
was in thc house of Lewis Head,
another negro, and Hall was in the
yard. Edwards used a single barreled
shot gun, and after tiring on Willie he
assaulted Judson Hall, a younger
brother, and would navet killed him
had not others prevented. Md wards
escaped to the swamp nearby, blood
hounds have been wired for and much
excitement prevails.
Another dispatch to Thc State says
.only meagre particulars can be gather
.ed from thc tragedy. Persons coming
?to twon for a collin for Hall Thursday
?morning said the parties bad had an
old trouble that was renewed Wednes
day morning at Hall's store, thc negro
firing off a gun and acting defiantly.
After that Hall and his brother, Jud
son, went a mile or so over in Lexing
ton and came up willi Edwards in the
house of Lewis Head, colored. The
Halls had each a single-barreled
breech loader.
They got between the negro and his
gun, and a colored woman ran lu be
tween the parties, and thc negro
reached around lier and jerked Wilie's
gun, and turning it on its owner tired,
shooting him through the heart and
killing him instantly. He then sprang
at the younger Hall and a tierce strug
gle ensued for the possession of Jud
son's gun. Edwards dragged young
Hall and beat and kicked bim. but the
?latter held on to his weapon till the
>ncgro left and Hall ran oil for help.
. Ymn>grUudjQ;n Hall, seeing thc clothes
;',pf .hls brother'on'firVj thus showing the
olese quarters of the par tl c$ at the
DUmeoLl'^
to. t.bivAv xyater^m.hira J.o ,puti Jt/out.' I
a?t? a )?-?>'<- * ".,vaV'kiUeilVy a negfo'i'
in-LihtpUjv.- >. 'pce-jbhat^tiinc no ne
groes havrr bcen allowed .Iii Linton.
Oil Monday the Wallace circus was
hilled in that town and the manage
ment was warned in advance that the
(55 negroes connected with the show
sbQpId not bc brought to Lenton, so
the negroes were taken to a town six
miles south of Linton and left while
the circus went on. A crowd met the
train and several hundred men in
spected thc ou'tllt to see that there
were no negroes along. Special
coaches were sent for the negroes left
behind ?ind this train was run up to
Linton at night when the circus was
ready to leave and as the train passed
through the town the negroes crouch
ed behind the seats to avoid danger.
This mode of traveling in a northern
State isa little worse than thc Jim
Crow cars down south, isn't itv
Assault on Negro (Slid.
At Charleston Dan Sumtcrs, a negro
criminal, was arrested Tuesday morn
ing of the charge ol' rape and commit
ted to jail without bail. Thc crime
was committed on Victoria Grant, a
D>-years-old girl of his own race.
Another negro, whose name is un
known, is implicated in the crime.
The girl'allegcs that Sumter anti an
other negro, whose name she does not
know, forced their way into her room
Tuesday morning about 2:'I0 o'clock
and ravished lier, one holding lier in
turn while the other committed crimi
nal assoit upon her. She made an out
cry, when Sumter drew a knife and
stabbed lier In Hie thigh. Molli made
their escape, but Sumter was arrested
by the police several hours afterwards.
Save tjio Hird-.
The State says: "The first ease un
der the new game law in Virginia
came up in the Richmond police
the other day when Hie oliendo r was
lined two dollars for capturing two
birds. This was the minimum line
hut the justice declared thal next
time lie would give tho offender thc
limit. Wc would like to see some such
regulation as ibis on our South
Carolina statute books and to see il
strictly enforced. If there is now
such a law il is not enforced. An
instance came under our obscavation
recently when two of these matchless
songsters were sold fur Iii) cents in this
city." To which we add our endorse
ment.
I'uid UK; Penalty.
A special dispatch lo the Augusta
Chronicle says after having been
chased through seven county among
the swamps of the A llamaba and Hie
Ocmulgee by a posse ol' detenu i ned
farmers, Md Claus, who assn tilted Miss
Johnson, til Darien Junction, (?a. last
/ week, was caught while asleep, and
f: quickly sent to his doom by the limb.
The negro begged piteously for his
life but thc members of the posse, all
friends of his victim, paid no heed td
his pleadings. I le was swung from a
limb and his body riddled willi bullets.
A New Keniody.
Thc bee.sting ns a cure for rheuma
tism has received serious medical en
dorsement. Dr. 1'erc of Warburg,
Germany, has announced thal lie lias
proven the elllcacy of Hie treatment
in ftOO cases, and has cured thc most
obstinate and painful rheumatism.
When the sufferer from rheumatism
ls stung. Hie part does not swell until
the bee poison lias been frequently in
troduced, when thc pain vanishes.
Dr. Herc cause I his patients to bc
stung ?il Hist by a few bees, ?ind then
gradually increases thc number.
THE NEGRO MUST GO.
i
Ti mt ls tho Moimi UK of t ho Knee War
in Indiana.
It is a common error for negroes in
the South to believe that their best
friends arc at the North, and that no
matter what they did down this way
to the white people would he endorsed
bv the white people of thc North.
For the benellt of this class of ne
groes we publish the extracts from
Northern papers. In speaking of the
race trouble in Indiana the New York
i I crald says:
"lt has remained Tor a Northern
State tu institute a crusade mrainst
thc* negro race. Tho sporadic cases
or peonage brought to light in Ala
bama-and which ber own citizens,
grand juries and judges are denounc
ing and punishing-are of trail ng
significance compared with the out
rages and deliberate cruelties reported
in our dispatches from Indiana.
Droves of inoffensive negroes driven
from their homes in Evansville are
making their way to towns in the
southern part of the State, pleading
for work and shelter. These desti
tute and unfortunate refugees are
met outside the towns and villages by
"committee" which turn them away
with threats of violence. In plates
where laborers are urgently needed
and men of any kind with white
skins would be gladly employed, the
pleadings of these starving black men
for a chance to toll are brutally re
jected. lt ls Incredible that civilized
communities living under the stripes
should be so inhuman, and we arc
forced to thc conclusion that thc
"committees" are constituted hythe
more ignorant and turbulent element
In thc population of the places from
which t hese homeless wanderers are
driven away."
FOOLED THEM.
/V Sii PIM >H eil CorOHO Itu UH Auw ay AB
Jury Writes Verdict.
Henry Hines, Charles ton, S. C. who
several days ago was declared to have
treen murdered by a negro named Ish
mael, is today a well man and In per
fect condition, with the exception of
a scar in his head iutlicted with a
brick in tlje bands ?if Ishmael. Hines
came-'to. life while the coroner -was
busy inquiring into, the cause .of.dita
d^ath_;,aud juinpei] the Jnquest. . ;
..^..oVt'-'aipicnie'-niveh. tit Red?ej" S. 'Civ
scvor'alidajs: :?'g'o'il l'a:i''s" '\vtus\strucV. iii
wboiwas; prom p'tlyi.:lir.r?strjU.a^<-^,r.?c.uJ
hi jail-un t he charge of murder. Coro
ner Dolliv?r was summoned, and ar
rangements were made for holding the
inquest. A jury was sworn, and after
viewing the body it was removed un
der a clump of bushes to protect it
from thc sun. The jury repaired a
short distance away under the shade
of a large oak, there to hear the testi
mony. Several witnesses were ex
amined, all of whom tcstiiied that
Hines was struck in the head with a
brick or rock by Ishmael. While the
jury was writing the inquest Hines
came to life, the blow having stunned
him, and he decamped without giving
an explanation to the coroner or the
jury that declared him dead otllcially.
When thc coroner discovered that
his corpse had disappeared there was
great consternation and surprise.
Many believed that Hines' body had
been carried into a swamp near by by
ii large alligator. Thc mystery was
explained thc following day when
Hines called at the coroner's oilicc
ind told him that while he and his
jury were declaring him dead he was
busy coming to life. Ishmael was
released from prison when the facts
became known, much to his delight.
Spectacular Suicide.
A dispatch from Georgetown to The
State says: "A negro man committed
suicido Thursday by jumping off the
[lock into the river. ?Ie was probably
intoxicated or insane, but the method
lind time selected by him for drowning
himself made the deed rather spec
tacular. A steamer load of negro ex
cursionists was just leaving the dock
when this man, who held a walking
stick in his hand, was seen to leap in
to tile river. He apparently made no
ittcmpt to swim, but rose three
limes, each time brandishing thc cane
iii the air, as if saluting some one un
Hie steamer. At length he disappear
;d, but for a full minute afterwards
Lhe entl of t hc cane was raised above
Lhe surface. Men in a boat reached
ihe spot where the negro sank too
atc to save him, and his body has not]
,'et been found.
Rastalinre Terminal Sold.
The East Shore Terminal and the
Commercial Compress and Wharr
property in Charleston were sold Tues
lay by the order of the United States
siren it court to satisfy mortgages of
Bl,,'100,000 and $22,78L respectively.
1 .?c property was bought in by
President ll'. G. Erwin, til' the Anthe
Joast Line and general Counsel Fair
fax Harrison of the Soutlierh railway,
is joint tenants in common. There
was only one bid on both properties,
Lids being made by Mr. Harrison.
Thc properties were bought at the up
?ct prices. $f>0,000 and *ii0,0U0, re
tentively, which is extremely cheap.
At thc sale were attorneys and int r
istcd railroad men. Thc sale was
made by Capt. .lamas F. Uedding,
iction for Special Master W. E.
Huger. The sale was confirmed by
?rder of the court immediately after
Lhe sale.
Bribe Taker Convicted.
At St. Louis, Mo., the jury in thc
?ase of Julius Lehmann, former mem
ber nf the I louse of delegates, charged
vitli bribery in connection with thc
lassage of thc city lighting bill, re
turned a verdict Wednesday aftrnoon
?tiding the defendant guilty. His
>u nish mon t was tixed at seven years in
lie penitentiary, the maximum
ninishinent under the law for thc
?rime of which he was convicted. It
Look the jury just seven minutes in
.vhieh to reac'i its verdict.
SLAIN BY A MOB.
Citizens Lynch the Man in Whose
Yard Hall Was Killed.
A SEQUEL OF THAT MUP.DER.
Hoad Was in Conspiracy to Murder
Hull. Details of the Latest
Appenl tu Judge
Lynch.
Thc Batesburg correspondent of
The State says just across the line Iii
Aiken county Willie ITall was burled
Thursday morning in Mountable
churchyard. ' Not two miles away lies
the dead body of Dennis Head, a ne
gro, shot to death in sight of his home.
Your correspondent visited the scenes
of the recent tragedies Friday, going
first to the Inline of Dannis Head, col
ored, where the Hall murder, was com
mitted. Tlie house, a tiny big cabin,
stands on a hill in tile middle of a
cornlicld, and in the door, gizlng out
into thc west, sat an old negro woman,
wizened in years, the mother of Den
nis Head. Near lier un a bench was
ail aged man, lier iiusband. He is so
?.ld that he sits in a half stupor and
cannot answer any questions put to
him. Elsie Head, thc sister of pennis
Head, a negro girl of about 25 years,
told The State re presen tativr Friday
of thc killing or Willie Hall, giving in
substance thc same account as already
pr?nLc?i in I Ju* .Stt'ttrC*
THIS MU RD Blt OF Ii ALL.
It seems that George Edwards, a
negro came Into the store of the Halls
on Wednesday afternoon and asked
Willie Hall to exchange some tobacco
tags which he had for a small present
of some kind. There had been feel
ing between the negro aud Hall for
some time on account of a previous
dispute concerning a purchase In thc
store. The negro carried a shotgun
and looking at it, Hall said: "You
have got that gun.for me." Thc ne
uro made some surly reply and going
out of the store halted on the bridge
and tired a shot in thc air. Ile then left
the sceue. going to the home of Dennis
Head, in Lexington county, about
three-quarters of a mile away. Not
long afterwards, so Judson Hall him
self told your correspondent Friday,
he and his brother loaded their shot
gui.sand followed the negro intend
ing to whip ,himvand teaoVTiim, a
lesson. Arriving at the horae'V ??:
Dennis^ nead they found Edwards
seated;':jtistjnside the-door. Both
men leveled the irguns at him.and, as
they. ehtei:(;d'tho dibu.'ie^Ehiie'tjlead;
muzzle iand .a terrlffe struggle ensued
in which i the negro carlured the
weapon, and turning, 's???t nls assail
ant through the aU'ccnen. The
wounded man cried: "I am shot," and
half fell, half walked down the steps
into thc yard, where he expired in a
few minutes. Edwards rushed,at Jud
son Hall, the younger brother, and
tried to wrest his shotgun from him,
but Elsie Head assisted the white man
In thc struggle and finally thc negro
looked Hall In the eye and said: "Let
rae go; I won't shoot you." Judson
Hall took the gun, and, examining it,
said it was not loaded, so he says. In
some way Edwards gained possession
of lt and ran across tine fields un
molested because his opponent was
physiclally exhausted.
Thc coroner was summoned and
viewed the body of Hall, but the in
quest was nut held until Friday morn
ing, when a verdict was rendered say
ing that Edwards had committed the
crime. Thc same afternoon Butler
Fox, a resldcut of Batesburg, bought
a number of shotgun shells aud some
rltlcs in the town, saying that his
"partner" had beca killed, and that
other men were in danger.
DENNIS HEAD KILLED.
Soon after the moon rose the same
night Dennis Head, a negro living in
Aiken perhaps a mile and a half across
the county line, was called to his door
by a number of white men who asked
fora drink of water. As he opened
the door one of the men clutched him
by the wrist saying: "You are under
arrest," and carrying him into the
road a few hundred yards away. His
wife tells the rest of the story, for
strange though it may seem, no one
else could be found who could or
would tell anything about Head's
killing. Jesse Butler, a negro of 18
years, went with Head Into the road,
says his wife, but soon ran back cry
ing that he had been cruelly beaten.
Shots were heard Immediately after
wards and the men left the scene.
One of the women ran out Into the
road and stumbled over the body of
Head. She threw her arms around
his neck and he muttered some inco
herent phrase. The woman was ter
rified by thc crime and ran away leav
ing the dying man. His body was
not removed until Thursday morning,
and Friday afternoon it was lying on
tlie porch of the cabin covered by a
sheet, and silicide 1 from tlie sun by a
few quilts hung on a chair. A negro
sat near and waved a leafy bongil to
keep away the incessant swarm of
Hies, thc while crooning a plaintive
song. The mau was shot through
the left side of thc stomach and must
have died in agony. Clara Head, his
wile, said that Butler believed that
there were three men in the party
and that Head was tied while they
were whipping the smaller boy. In
the road lay a harness strap tied into
a knot, tlie negro's hat, buggy whip
broken Lo pieces, and a shot gilli shell
from a 12-horc gun. Head's body was
still lying on his porch Friday night,
awaiting the coroner. In thc house
at the time of thc crime were two ne
gro women, four children and the
two men.
FI HST "* KILLINO PLANNED.
Judson Hall, a brother of thc dead
man, told a gentleman ol' Batesburg
that Dennis Head, Lonney Johnson
and George Edwards had planned the
killing of his brother long before it
was consummated, but this story is
not generally credited. However, it
shows that there was enmity against
Bead hythe Halls. Butler Fox also
spoke In violent terms of Lonney
Johnpon und said- that tho crowd
wished to catch him. It ls highly
probably that Johnson, if oaught,
may suffer tho extreme penalty..
A peculiar fact was developed at the
coroner's inquest Thursday when Jud
son Hall testified that in the struggle
that occurred in the houso where his
brother was killed that his own gun
was discharged. Ho says that he does
not know how it occurred, It is pos
sible that ho himself unwillingly may
have been the author of his brother's
death. The negroes In tho outlying
districts are terrified by the recent oc
currences but are not leavlug the
county. They refuse to say anv
iling about the crime and, the white
man are equally as retlcient.
The best people of Matesburg itself
deplore the killing of Head he u tily,
but ridicule the idea of a race war.
It is thought by many people that
blind tiger whiskey played a promi
nent part in thc hom leide. Thescene
of thc crimes is in thc heart of thc
sandhills in a lonely and unpopulated
section.
Mr. J: lt. T. Major drove with your
correspondent through the portion of
tlw two counties where the homicide
occurred. Sheri IT Alderman of Aiken
county come to thc county line Friday
and will probably take active step to
lind the men who killed Hoad. There
are no fears of further trouble hare
Friday night and steps will be taken
immediately through thc governor
and tlie proper authorites to deter
mine who are the guilty parties.
ANOTHER ACCOUNT
Which (Jives a Diff?rent i.i^ot tu
thc Affair.
The State correspondent at Aiken
says he drove out to the scene of the
Hall murder Thursday night. The
published reports so fur are correct.
Willie Hall was a mun about ?Kl years
old and was a quiet, inoffeusive young
citizen. Tlie winde family are good,
law-abiding people, and although they
had all been warned repeatedly of tlie
negro, George Edwards, they had
merely asked him sevoral times to
keep away from their premises. From
what can bc loamed in the neighbor
hood, Willie Hall had ample provoca
tion to punish Edwards severely sev
oral times, but had not desired trou
ble, and only asked to be let along.
Young Judson Hall is only 20 ' years;
old and would, without doubt, have
been killed also had it not been for
the intervention of the colored woman ,
Hilsey Head. As it is, he is b^diwj.
Jgeaten up in the face and Breast;?]/
Thursday about 1 a. m., a posse in''
search of "George Edwards wentto[tile
house of Dennis Head, a known palpl
were told that nb harm was int?h?ed
and if they would keep quiet the white
men would search the house and leu ve
them alone. As a precaution against
treachery, Head was bound and plac
ed in a buggy. Head asked thc men
to let the boy bring out his clothes so
that he could dress. The men allowed
the boy to go into the house to get
the clothes and when he came back
they told him to toss the bundle to
Head in tlie buggy. The boy did so,
and the bundle struck .the wheel and
a revolver fell out. As soon as the
boy saw that his plan had miscarried
he drew a pistol and lired point blank
at one of the white men. The men
shot him to pieces and then killed
Head, who had tumbled out of the
buggy and was trying to reach his
pistol on the ground. There is a party
now out searching the swamps for
George Edwards and if he ls caught
he will be lynched.
A HAD FELLOW.
Magistrate Shealy of Lexington
county held thc iuqucst over Willie
Hall's body on Thursday and the jury
brought in the usual verdict in such
cases, viz: "William Hall was killed
by a gunshot wound at the hands of
George Edwards."
The report was current in Aiken
Friday that there was a small race
riot on at Chinquapin. This report
was given color by thc killing of the
two negroes Thursday morning. Hut
nothing of the kind is thecase. The ne
groes in the section are quiet and are
seemingly as grieved at the killing of
Mr. Hall as the white people are. The
negro Edwards was a terror to the
community, being an impudent, lazy
.scoundrel nf the bully type, and it is
only a surprise that he was allowed to
gu as far as he did. Ile is a very
black, thick set, powerful negro about
20 years old, has thick lips, Hat nose
and white rolling eyes. Blood hounds
have been ordered by thc community,
and if nothing happens to prevent,
Rd wards will lie caught and lynched.
Mr. Hall's mother is prostrated,
and it is hard for any law-abiding
citizen to hear lier screams of anguish
and then blame the people of thc
community of desiring to avenge the
ruthless breaking up of an old home
stead and the shattering of an old
mother's heart.
Ho WllH Too ICU.MII.
The Columbia State says: "Maj.
Vurdaman, who is campaigning for
governor in Mississippi on a platform
of opposition to negro education, de
clared when he started out "that if
the negro could be found who had
graduated at a college and subse
quently worked in the lield he would
eat him and without salt." Such a
negro has been produced for i lie rna
jor's dinner but at last accounts he
has not even said grace. The major
must bc one of those invincibles who
declared before Fort Sumter was tired
on that they would drink all the blood
that would be spilled ina war between
the States
Dropped Dead.
At Winninpeg, Mr.nltoba, P. M. Ar
thur, grand chief engineer of thc
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
dropped dead Friday night willie
speaking at the banquet closing the
annual union convention of thc
Brotherhood of Locomtlve Engineerr
which has been in sesssion for the past
few days. Mr. Arthur had just arisen
to respond to a toast and repeated
the words: "It may bc my parting
words to many of you," when he fell
ba' ward and expired a few minutes
rJouiwards.
A ?oigo Number of Casualties Fol
lowing the Celebration
OF THE NATION'S NATAL DAY.
A }>eat|i PcnliiiK Toy That Should
; 1 lie Lcgiulutetl to Tile Shorten
. ,. ol' Obsourity lu all
State?.
.?'rt . .
;T4ie Intilanapolis Journal says up to
Wednesday reports from the eountry
at large showed 28 deaths and 1,485
mutilations, many ol' which will prove
ratal, from fourth of July celebrations.
On'the Fourth of Juiy, 1902, ai per
sons were killed and 2,(149 seriously
Injured. The casualties increase ?vqrv
year with tba growth of population
arid; thc multiplication of dangerous
devices for making noise. A large
proportion of thc injured who do not
diei'will be mutilated for life. In addi
tion to personal accidents there is al
ways a list of lires with kisses ag
gregating several hundred thousand
dollars caused by explosions and lire
works.
In view of these annual losses of
lig and property and infliction of In
juries and deformities for life, is lt
not ; about time to inquire whether
our manner or celebrating the Fourth
should not be reformed? ls lt not a
barbarous custom that leads us to
identify patriotism with noise and to
celebrate the nation's birthday by
killing or maiming two or three thous
and persons* every year? How long
wiU-be before we get past the tlre
craoker, the torpedo and the tom-tom
stage pf-civilization that can lind no
butter-, way celebrating Independence
anti expressing patriotism than in the
making of hideous noises and killing
a Jj?/ire number of men and boys every
yearby It is not only a very senseless 1
Sufuxffi but a very costly mode of 1
celebrating, that involves the annual l
?acHQco of so many lives.
. ., THE INCUBASES.
m^MwIng arc a few deaths that
imye Vocurred since the above was
irh'tted. .,- ?
. Atv^pittsburg, Ta., six boys have 1
if?u'.ofVtearius zinc, all the victims of I
l,,tf?jr't'h1 of July toy pistols.
^j^p"??ur,h Norwalk, Conn., Arthur <
Dqiiuiugbarn, ^ aged 12 years, . is dead 1
if V'UijaWy resulting from injuries re- ?'
icy j from sparks while tiring a toy 1
?1 'Detroit, Mich., .lockjaw as a re
. ..ry oiaimeu-?wcr more
Los Wucii Israel ?gusbavetsz .md 3
rViUiam May died. ' 1
At Tthaco, N. Y.. Harry H. '
Hsuop, 13 years or tige, died of lock- s
aw caused by a slight injury on the
fourth of July through the exploding 1
d a.blank cartridge. $
Ab llarrisbu rg, Pa., f our deaths from J
etanus of boys Tanging in age from 8 1
o ld years have occurred resulting jj
rom slight injuries received on the .
fourth of-July from toy pistols.
At Cleveland, Ohio., Charles Hines
lied of tetanus as a result of injury
rom a toy pistol received on July 4.
fTiis makes the eighth death there
rom lockjaw since the Fourth of c
uly. t
At Philadelphia, Pa., two more j
Icaths from tetanus as a result of in- '
uries received from toy pistols oe- 1
urred 'making a total of seven death *
rom this dreaded disease since the '
fourth ol' July. The victims tuday \
vere William Kar mci, aged 10 years, '
.ntl Harry Hanks, ti years o|d. J
A Dritte by Nature '
A dispatch from Gaffney to thc (
itate says Wednesday night about 12 (
'clock Goldie Davis, who was drink- -
ng at the time went to his room at ,
he Hampton boarding house near the \
lallney Manufacturing company and (
ound tho electric light globe gone. .
le had previously broken two earlier (
u the night. Not being able to make ,
. light he went to the bed of V. M.
ngram, who was sleeping and cursed ,
lim and then began cutting him with ]
ils knife. Mr. ingram jumped out of
ied and grubbed a chair to defend
ilmself, when be was attacked by
Vinner Davis, Goldie's brother. Both
f the Davis boys made their escape.
Mr. Ingram was painfully cut about
he f?oe and neck. L)r. Settle myer
rds called in and dressed the wounds.
A warrant has been sworn out for
he arrest of both of the Davis boys,
t is supposed.that they went back to
'lorfh Carolina, they having come
icre from Forest City about ten days
go. _
Honoring WUHtlillgtOU.
At London, longland, at a meeting
f the executive committee of the
'ilgrims club Wednesday night a
ommitte was appointed to give efTcct
o the recent suggestion to erect a
tatu? to George Washington in Lon
lon. lt was decided that the sub
criptions should be entirely conlined
o British subjects. Archdeacon Sin
lair, in submitting the plan to the
ociety, said: "Englishmen have at
tst fully recognized the irreat quai
bl?s of Washington. 1 feel assured
hat nothing will bc more popular in
Iiis country than such a tribute to
hat great man of lOngllsh hirth who
ins done so much for the world's his
ory, not only for t he young hatton
cross the sea, but for Great Britain
8 well."' Archdeacon Sinclair ani
lounccd that he was authorized to
lier a place for tue statue in St. Paul's
athcdral.
Soldiers jFljrht.
A special from Wilson, Arizona
ays: a light lias occurred between the
nen of 1 and M troops on one side
nd C IO troops on the other, all of the
''ourteenth United States cavalary at
lonita, three miles from Fort Grant
Corporal Seidensticker of troops M
vas fatally wounded in the groin and
rumpctcr Davis, also of Troop M
ras shot through both legs. Th? me
vho did the shooting are unknown
irescnt. Ono hundred shots were tired
nd a house wrecked. About tlfty
nen arc Implicated.
PARDONS ASKED FOR.
Ijiint Week Uovornor Ileyward Acted
OH Several Application,
I The Columbia State says Gov, Ijey
ward bas declined to pardon Fannie
Carson, the whito woman who in 18?5
was convicted of having participated
in thc murder of her husband, and is
how serving a life sentence in the
penitentiary. The governor received
from Spartanburg counky a mass of
petitions containing the names of
many who declared that they wanted
to see thc woman pardoned. But there
were reasons which the governor did
pot care to express which made him
stay his hand.
Thc petitions, which were presented
by W. Bi Dillingham o? Spartanburg,
declaro that the woman, who was con
victed in 1895, Is weak__of mind, and
that at the time of the moder was un
der tlie influence of Edward Green,
who gained such power of her that he
became master of her will, lt was
also declared that she was not actual
ly a participant in the crime. An
other reason advanced is that sile
should be at homd to aid in raising
her children, who are being cared Tor
by her father, a widower. lier health
is said to be declinitui. After mature
consideration the governor decided to
let thc sentence stand.
ANOTIIEH itepusKD.
Another petition for pardon marked
with the endorsementi ''refused" Wed'
ncsday was that of Freston Jefferson,
colored, of Sumter county, who was
chai ged with the worst of all crimes.
Tlie application was presented bj
Mrs. A. K. Saunders. The petitions
in support were strong, and many peo
plc think that tho guilt was not cn
ti roly lils. Investigation sh?wB that
the application has been rejected
about sl\- times,
Jackson Alston, who ls serving a
five-year sentence for manslaughter In
Beaufort county, also failed to re
coi ve the pardon asked for through
Mr. W. S. TiJlinghast and others
The petition was based on the excuse
of "good behavior" and that others
more criminal than himself had been
pardoned. The presiding judge re
fused to recommend that the pardon
be granted.
TIIKSK WERE MOUE VOUTUNATE
Tony Brown and John McBride or
Charleston were pardoned upon the _
request of thc "members of the Char- f|
aston drainugo commission through a
Mr. James Cogrpve. It was shown
jhat these negroes are in thc last e
itages of consumption and that they 0
ire of no service to the commission
which is draining Charleston ' neck I
,vith the use of convict labor.
Jacob; . Epps, - a .negro boy., of _\yil- ^
''ear sentence for assault with criminal ^
ntent. Tlie reason why he was par
loned Is that he, too, is lu thc last
itages of-tubeiculosis.
William Talley o? Greenville, who
md been sentenced to pay a line of
ilOOor to spend one year in jail, had c
lis sentence commuted to one-half of
hat term and of that amount. The
)etitlon was presented by Mr. J. I.
Sarle of Greenville. The negro has
erved all of the term which the'com- C(
nutation covered. ^
Rev. John Attaway Dead.
Rev. John Attaway died last Tues- S(
lay morning at 3 o'clock at his resl- '<j
lenee In Williamston after several
vecks' conllQcment to his room, dur- a
ng which time he suffered greatly- ^
mt the same spirit of Christian re- t,
?ignation which had characterized his p
ile was with him until the last mo- ?
neut. Ile had been a minister of the 'c
Methodist church for more than 40 Jj
,-ers and was kuown throughout thc v
:ntiro State as a zealous, earnest and j?
xmsecrat.ed man of God. The funeral c
vas conducted by Rev. Samuel Lan- c
1er, D. D., assisted by Rev. A. J. a
3authen, Jr., and Rev. It. A. Child, a
Wednesday afternoon in the William- Q
iton Methodist church, after which, .
,he remains wore interred in the town n
'.emetery in the presence of a largo
gathering of friends and kindred of v
,hc-deceased. Besides a wife, several j
ions and three daughters survive him, j
,hree or his sdus having been In the ?
ictive ministry in the South Carolina t
:onTerence of the Methodist Episcopal r
mureil, smith. f
Bonetlclurlen Appointed.
Gov. Ileyward has appointed the f
leneticiat les who will hold scholarships t
n the South Ca roi I nhl Medical college \
it Charleston next year. Thc State I
lays there were over 75 applicants and
Jie governor acted only after very
nature deliberation. Tlie applicants
vere highly endorsed as to character
md the recommendations of the
successful applicants were such that Ie
/he governor expects much of them. | 9
Thc appointees are: William Kershaw
I'M-diburn, Walterboro, Colleton conn- R
,y, lirst congressional district; John y
\. Necee. Munetta, Saluda county, 0
ecunci congressional district: John ?. e
.iee, Hodges, Abbeville county, third t
songressional district; Clifford A.
Smith, Glenn Springs, Spartanburg
tounty, fourth congressional district;
l\ E. Wannamaker. Jr., Cheraw,
Jhestcrllcld county, fifth oongression
il district; Edward M. Allen, Florence,
?'lorcncc county, sixth congressional
llstrlct; W. It. Bryant, Orangeburg,
)range?iurg county, seventh congres1
ioual district. 1
Mule Did Him Up.
Tlie Cherokee News says lt is report
id at Gaffney that a negro living on
iroad river was trying to kill his wife
ast week. Ile cut at her several Mmes
vlth his killie and was stooping down
,0 pick ip a rock to hit lier with
vlicn his mule kicked him back of the
lead and knocked him silly. Since
/he blow on thc head the negro has
>ecn crosseyed and foolish. His wife,
vornan like, is nursing and walting on
lim. Sambo might be able to run
ivor Melinda, but he must keep out
if the way of Baalim's heels.
Allowed Unit.
John G. Wham was granted hail in
,hc sum of 84,000 by Judge Dantzler
ast Wednesday. Wham killed L. W.
ilamage on July 9. Ferguson &
featherstone and W. lt. Richey ap
icared for Wham; Solicitor Seasc O.
J. Schumpcrt.for thc State.
1 STATE FARMERS' INSTITUTE. ?,
Omoial Announcementr as tn tho
Gathering at Glenison in August.
The following circular has-been 1E
Bued:
j A farmers' Institute will b? held at
Clemson Agricultural college, August
10th to 14, 19UU. All farmers who are
Interested in farming operations of
every kind and nature are cordially
Invited to be present upon that occa
sion. The railroads have offered re
duced rates.* Clemson Agricultural
collegers situated one mile from Cal
houn station on the Southern railway
and two miles from Cherry's station
on the Blue llldge railway.
Lodging will be given to all. farm
ers and their wives free of charge in
thc barracko of the college. Board
will be had at thc rate of 50 cents a
day, single meals 25 cenls. All per
sons who avail themsctves of this free
lodging must bring sheets, pillow
sises and towels.
The exercises will begin at 8 p. m.,
Monday, August Kith, and there will
be daily exercises thereafter from 10
i. m., to 12.H0 p. m., to 4..'IO p. m.; 8
a.-m., to 10 p. m. .
Tuesday-Meeting of the Agricultu
ral und Mechanical society and discus
?lon of the subjects orought before it.
Wednesday --Discussion of subjects
elating to live stock and dairy inter
?sts.
Thursday-Discussion of subjects
.elating to horticulture.
Friday-General session. Thc in
itltutc will dose. Friday night.
There will bc separate halls provided
or business meetings.
Besides lectures by members of the
'acuity of thc college a number of dis
tinguished spoakcrs have accepted in
citations'to lecture beforot.be insti
nto. Among these may be mcntion
:d Maj. Henry E. Alvord, chief of
lairy division, U. S., department of
igrioulture; Mr. John Hamilton, far
ners' institute specialist of the U-S.,
lepartmcnt of agriculture; Mr. M. V.
'tiohards, land and industrial agent
Or thc Southern Hallway company;
2ol. Ii. J. Redding, director of the
?eorgla experiment station; F. J.
rlerriam, editor Southern Ruralist;
Joh R. B. "Watson of thc State Agri
ultural and Mechanical society.
An hour each day an expert will dis
uss thc subject of domestic science
ur thc benefit of thc ladies who may
ttend the farmers' Institute.
Ample opportunities will bc afforded
very one to visit and inspect all parts
f the college and experiment station.
R H. MELT,,
President. .
*Thc " Southeastern Passenger asso
latlon has;gran ted a.'tilte.fln' aALrajl-??
!ire,''plii?t25''?ehi:s,^?:t??B.>. ^-cfl^
linlmum fare 50 cents.
THE COURTS' DELAY
auscil tho Ly ii eli i nu of n White Man
In Kentucky.
At Mayosvillc, Ky., enraged at the
aurt's action, a mob broke into the
'lemingshurg jail Wednesday morn
?g and hanged William Thacker, a
diite man, who had been given a life I
jntence for the murder of John Gor- !
on, two years ago. .
Thacker, in a quarrel with Gordon
,t Foxport, fought and killed l?h?,.
hen sat on his body with a winches
er In his hands while he smoked a |
i pc.and dared any one to attempt to
rrest him. At tho time Thacker |
scaped, but later he was arrested and
jdged in 'jail at Flemingsburg. Ucl
ras given two trials and finally got a!
ife sentence. Gordon was a good
itizen. Thacker appealed to the|
ourt of appeals and was waiting for
nother trial. He had some money
nd was able to command the support
f some influential men, and it is
eared he might have escaped punish
ment altogether. H
The mob colected at Mt. Carmel,
/here Gordon once lived, and came |
rito Flemingsburg by twos and throes,
n order not to arouse suspicion. They I
dvancedupon the jail shortly after
oidhlght.* The jailer refused to sur
ender the keys, but he was overpow
red and the keys taken from lil ni.
thacker was hurled to a tree near the
ail and given two minutes to say- his
?rayers, which he refused to do, but
leged fordifc. To hush his cries he
vas blt on the head wlth a rock and
lis unconscious, body was strung up
int il life had become extinct..
Tho Law's Delny.
Here Is a story condensed from the |
ur rent issue .of Harper's Weekly:
Phcrc is now at" large in fche State of
delaware and enjoying freedom a ne
ro named Neal, who twenty-four)
ears ago committed a criminal assault |
na white woman and then attempt
d to hide that crime by murdering
he woman. Antony Higgins, former
Jolted States Senator and now a lead
ng Republican politician of Delaware,
ms Neal's counsel and managed to
btain his freedom and escape from
ny kind of punishment for his double
rime on. a technicality, after his
lient had been three time sentenced
o death. Harper's Weekly gives the
?lets more in detail and drclares. that]
ut for the memory of Neal's case the
egro White would not have been
urjicd at thc stake in Wilmington
lie .other day. Thc law's delays are
esponsihle for much of thc lynch law
ii the country, for the paople have a
ray of remembering these things.
An II? I y Cri tuc.
Hon. James L. Shelton, cx-mcmbcrl
f thc assembly from Louis county
nd a resident of Richmond, Va., was]
ttacked by negroes and beaten into |
tisenslbillty, while walking in thc1
:rounds of the Hermitage Golf club,
n thc western suburbs ef the city,
ri th a young lady, a nurs^ in one of |
he hospitals, Friday night. It is re
torted that the young lady was drag
red into an adjoining Held and felon
ously assisted, but so far this, looks |
onfirmatioii. It is authoritatively
tated that thc negroes did not ac
ompllsh their purpose on the youtift
tidy.
Hearly Halt of the Inmates Convicted
of Crimes Against tho Peace.
SEVEN HUNDRED CONVICTS.
Largo Percentage Hoen Convicted of .*'.?.
Murder, Tboro Hoing lOO
of-That Class bast
Year.
.Ot thc-710 convicts In the State '
prison 339 have been .convicted of.
crimes of violence. This statement '
will indeed bo surprising-that over 15
por cent, of the prisoners In the peni
tentiary are being punished for mur
der, manslaughter and assault-arid
battery. Not all of the convictions
have been made on such charges, how
ever, for on thc county chaiugangs
there arc fewer prisoners who are pay-,
lng the penalty of violations of the,
peace of the commonwealth. The fol-5
lowing statement shows the number
of convicts in the prison and the?
crimes which tiley commited:
Manslaughter.108.
Murder.170
Rape_. 30
Larceny from the person. 3
Housebreaking.. 1,
Grand larceny. 13
Larceny bf bicyle. 7
Throwing missile at train. ..... 2
Obstructing railroad. 7
Burglary..-..20
Housebreaking and larceny.05"
Bigamy. .... 3
Forgery.... .. 7
Housebreaking and com. larceny.. 1
Shooting In car." 1
Larceny....'.. ... 30
Carbreakiug aud larceny_: ._ 17'
Larceny of li ve stock. 15.
Burglary and larceny of live stock. 1
Assault and battery with intent to
rape. 28
Assault and-battery with intent to
kill..31;
Assault and battery. 2"
Breach of trust. 2
Obtaining goods under false pre
tense .1"
Housebreaking In night time. 1 ?
Receiving stolen goods. i;
Burglary and.larceny . 85
Accessory to murder. 2
Burglary and attempt to ravish... 3
Violating dispensary law. 1
Highway robbery.15
House burning. . 2
Arson. . 42'
Crimes against morality.._.... 3.
?.T?U? ..,vv. .710
[ The roport of tho attorney. . general-!:
for last year.'sh.qv?s. th?b.pf the . 1,731 '
casiW'f't.rirfA tJ\pi-2i : wth'-lV-'Ofa..:c^?n^fei?
were 353 cases of violation . of " the ? '
peace. The solicitors' reporta show .the /..
following results in murder : trials::.
First circuit, convicted 18, acquitted;5
19; Second circuit, convicted 13, ac
quitted 27; Third circuit, convicted 7,
acquitted 9; Eourth circuit, convicted
9, acquitted 4; Fifth circuit, convict
ed 4, acquitted ll; Sixth circuit, con
victed 22, acquitted 10; Seventh cir
cuit, convicted 12, acquitted 7; Eighth
circuit, convicted 1?, acquittal 14.
Total, convicted .101; acquitted 102.
The number of conviction this year
shows an increase over last year, lt is
generally stated.-The State.
NORTH IS LIKE THE SOUTH.
Kew .York and New Jersey People
?roubod to Lynching Point.
Whcu it comes to lyncuing a fiend
for the usual crime there is no differ
ence between the North and South.
The quick wit of a deputy sheriff at
Coxsackie, N. Y., Tuesday afternoon
prevented the lynching of James Lit-?
tlc, a 19-year-old negro hailing from
Summerhurst, N. Y., who Tuesday ,
morning near New Baltimore criminal
ly assaulted Emma Cole, aged ll
years, daughter of Joseph Cole, a
farmer living one mile back of New
Baltimore. The negro escaped after
threatening the child with death. Two
other children had given the alarm
and Mr. Cole and neighbors met the
child coming home and at once organ
ized a party to scour the woods. Lit
tle was captured on the railroad track
near Coxsackie, and he confessed the
assault and was locked up. A mob of
150 enraged farmers started from New
Baltimore for Coxsackie, augmented
by a large number of striking Cox
sakle moulders and river men, all
frankly vowing their intention to
lynch the negro. Deputy Sheriff Van
Loon, realizing that the coming of
darkness would mean the breaking of
the flimsy local lockup and the violent
death of his prisoner, smuggled the
negro out and took him down the river
on tlic boat to Catskill, where there is
a well built jail. The Cole child is
seriously injured, but may recover.
Shooting AfTray in Columbia.
At Columbia Will Holland was
fatally wounded at C o'clock Wednes
day morning by J. W. Burkhalter.
They are both young white men and
Burkhalter bears a good reputation.
Holland is said to be wild and con
tinually in trouble, and thc police had
banished him from the city after re
peated terms In the city jail. Hol
land lived with the keeper of a house
of ill fame, who called herself by his
name. Since his banishment from the
city he has been living at Cayce,
across thc river, whfc(re Burkhaltcr
was a telcgrapli operator^ They got
acquainted and were friends'. Wed
nesday morning Buvklialter saw Hol
land crawling in a window and fired
four shots at him, two of which hit,
one in tho stomach. He was Immed
iately arrested and Holland was taken
to .thc hosptital. Burkhalter claims
self-defense as Holland had a pistol,
but did not lire it.
Wuito Man Must llnng.
The surprcme court at Tallahasse,
Fla., last Wednesday aillrmed the de
cision of thc circuit court in thc case
of the State vs. William Sylvester and
unless the pardoning board intervenes
he will hang. Sylvester was convict
ed of the murder of Edward Burton,
master mechanic of tho Seaboard Air
Line shops at Fernandina, who had
discharged him.

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