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' Mr. H. Spann Dowling, a member
of the legislature from Bamberg coun- :
. ty, in his testimony at the Tillman !
trial threw new j light- on Tillman's 1
. . ; . pistols... We print- his ' testimony bV 1
, low. After somei-.preliminary ^ques-:
"tions he was asked the following ques
Q. Do you know the defendant;
James H. Tillman? A; Yes, sir.
Q. How long have you known bim? \
A. I suppose I have known bim may- '
' be 10 or-12 years. '
^Q. Did you bold any official posi
tion at the time he was a colonel in i
the army?. A. Yes, sir.
Q. What position was that? A. I
was a lieutenant lu the Second South <
Carolina regiment. He was colonel of 1
Q. That was during the Spanish
war? A.. Yes, sir. 1
Q. Did you attend the last meeting 1
of the general assembly? A. I'did, 1
perhaps "the 12th of January-the .
second Monday in January. I
~Q. Did you see Col. Tillman during
the session of the legislature? A. I
did, sir. t
Q. When did you first see him and
where? A. The first place I saw him
was on Tuesday morning at the Cald
Q. Where were, you boarding? Al
At the Caldwell hotel.
, Q. Do you know where Mr. Tillman '<
was registered? A. At the Caldwell.
- Q.-What room did you occupy? A.
I am not positive, but I think it was
Q. Well, relative to the one which :
he occupied? A. Well, he occupied '<
the one adjoining mine. I
Q. On the same side of the aisle? ?
A. On the same Bide, right next to it.
Q. Will you please tell the jury
what led up to your seeing him the 1
next morning? A. Well, on Monday '<
night during the night I heard con
siderable noise in the room next to
mine, and the next morning I went
to the office and inquired who occu
i . pied that room, and while I was in
the office Col. Tillman walked in or
walked^to the door of the office and 1
saw bim there about that time.
Q. Where did you go? A. On
%? ' Tuesday I went up to.the State house.
Q. Where did you go from the
office that morning? A. 1 couldn't
C?. You say you heard considerable
noise in the uight before? A. Yes,
Q. And what made you inquire?
A. Who occupied the room adjoining
Q. Did you see anything more of
Gol. Tillman that night? A. On
Q. On Monday night? A. I never
\ saw him at all on Monday night.
Q. You saw him on Tuesday morn
ing? A. Yes, slr.
Q. .Where did you see him on Tues
|?k day morning? A. About the office
door of the Caldwell hotel. That was
the only place I remember seeing him
$. that morning.
Q. Where did you next see him?
A. 1 saw. him after that frequently,
and the next day perhaps around the
State house and at other places.
Q. Did you see bim in the hotel any
" "more after that and before this as
sault? A. You mean the shooting of
_Q. Yes. A. I saw him on the
morning of the shooting.
; Q. What time was that, and where
did you see him? A. Jit was near I)
o'clock on the morning Of the shoot
ing. I woke up very late; my room
mate had gone out; lt was cold, and
we had no lire and IJ called to Mr.
Tillman and asked him if he had any
fire in that room and some one re
plied "Yes," and I gathered up my
clothes and went around to his room
and dressed there, and while dressing
in there Col. Tillman was dressing !
also, and we decided we wouldn't be '
able to get to the dining roora before
it closed to get our breakfast and we
ordered out breakfast seut up to his
Q. Who was In the room besides 1
. you add Cul. Tillman? A. Mr. Fred 1
Dominick:- and Tillman Hunch. I
think they went to breakfast and left <
us in the room; they afterwards came
back in the room.
. ' Q. Did they come back before you
finished breakfast or afterwards? (
A. They came back before 1 went out ,
of the room. ,
Q. When you went out of the roora ,
who did you leave in there? A. I left
them all in there, I think.
Q. Did you notice anything out of j
the ordinary in that room? A. Well, ,
sir, I don't know what you have re
ference to. 1 saw some pistols in .
io M?ere. !
vt?' Q. How many pistols did you see in
there? .A. I saw two.
. '" Q. When you first went In the room .
how many pistols did you see? A. 1
There was two, I think.
Q. Do you know where they were? '
A. They were on the mantelpiece, 1
think over the fireplace.
Q. Describe them. A. One of them
was a Colt's pistol and the other was
a magazine pistol-I had never seen a '
pistol of tiie kind before and 1 ex- i
amined it closely. <
(?. Do you see any pistol there? (In- 1
dhatting on table near witness stand.) i
A. Yes, slr. I
Q. How does that pistol compare In i
appearance with the one you saw in <
that room? A. It resembles it. 1 ?
think it ls likely the same pistol.
Q. Did that pistol remain on the
mantelpiece? A. No, sir; I forget '
which end of the mantelpiece it was
on, but Col. Tillman told Tillman !
Bunch to take that pistol and carry
it over to some gentleman at the Co
lumbia hotel, and told him the gentle- :
man's name and the number of his
room and so on, and he took the pistol
and went out, but he came back and
Informed him that the man was not
at the hotel,and that pistol was placed
back on the mantelpiece.
?Q. Where was the other pistol? A.
It was on the mantelpiece.
Q. Did it remain upun thc mantel
piece continually from the time you
went into the roora until you came
out? A. No, sir; I took it off and
handled lt once myself, and I think lt
was put back on the mantelpiece, and
I think may be lt was Mr. Dominick
tonk one of thi se (Indicating magazine
or cartridge holder for pistol) and put
in eight cartridges, I think, and put
Sit in the handle of the pistol and
ftjad?d it to Col. Tillman, and he
- ; .-><.> lt up this way (Indicating) as
)er; and 1 told him, "You
j^4.t?u. remember whether tho
~roepistol before the other one .
Qr-ieeat'bv?rthe hotel or afterwards?
A. Afterwards. ?
, Q. When you left, where were these ?
pistols? "IA. Ithlnk oneof them was
on the mahtelpleoei and I think Mr.
Tillman Jbad the other? AS 1 teU?yo? i
lt was late,-.- and . I remember Mr. ?
Dominick handing the pistol to Mr. 1
Tillman and his pulling it up'that 1
Q. Where did you next see Cal. (
Tillman? A. In the president's room
Dtthe senate at the* State-house..
Q Who was in that room ; besides i
yourself?:- Ai When I was in there, I
remember Mr." Dominick and Mr. Till- I
man Bu nob being, io ? there, .and ; ? ?
bhink one or two other men were com- .
lng In and out. ' 1 ?
Q. At what hour was this? A.* ,
rbis was after the house had ad- j
lou med. |
Q. Can you tell us about .what hour !
bhat was? A. No, sir; it was after 1 *
I'cluok; I know; maybe between l and ]
2; I know I went from there on to j
Q. Before you left, did you have j
my conversation with Col. Tillman?
a.. Idfd. * i
Q. What was it? A. Wc discussed ;
ieveral things. One conversation was ?
?u regard to going home to dinner.
Q. That's whi?tl want to know. A,. ]
[ bad no special conversation. I simp- ?
ly suggested it was time to go to din
ner, or it was time to go home, and
tie said he couldn't > .? it awl ri ie, and
L askid h m how Ionic before he could'
go, and be said about 30 minutes, and
[ left and went back in the house or
representatives side, and after tbut 1
went to the hotel.
Q. You don't remember how long?
A. I suppose ? was in the house lu or
Q. Then you went to your hotel?
A. Yes, Bir.
Q. Did you or not get information
as 'ttl this shouting down the street,
while you were at the hotel? A. I
bad just gone into the dining-room
when I heard of the shooting.
Q. Did you see anything of the d?
tendant that day after that? A. Yes,
sir; I saw him after the shooting; as
roon as I finished dinner I went
around to the jail to see him.
Q. Was lt daylight? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Do you remember about what
hour? A. lt couldn't have been much
ifter 2 o'clock; it was very shortly af
ter the shooting.
Q. Wnen you went to the jail, did
you see him? A. Yes, slr.
.Q. Was anybody present when you
saw him? A. Yes, slr.
Q. Who? A. There was a tall
young man there-clean shaved,whom
I understood to be the brother of the
jailer; I am not certain of that; I did
not know him. Mr. Fred Dominick
was there. I think, and I think prob
ably Tillman Bunch was there, and
before I left there maybe Judge Bu
chanan came in there.
Q. Did you have any conversation
with Mr. Tillman about this shoot
ing? A. Yes, slr; I told him I was
very sorry he had gotten into this
Q. State that conversation as near
as you can? A. I expressed regrets
to Mr. Tillman that he had gotten
into this trouble, and he asked me if
I knew where he had hit Mr. Gon
zales, and I told him 1 thought thc
ball had hit him in the right side and
ranged down and came out on the left.
Q. You say he asked you-? A.
Where he hit him?
Q. Had you ascertained before you
went there where he was hit? A.
??ot from anybody who knew. 1 told
him I would lind out, and he asked
me to ?nd out. I got in a carriage
and went to The State olhce, aud
there I talked to Capt. W. R. Gon
zales, and after my conversation I
went back to the Jail and told Mr.
Tillman where I understood he had
hit Mr. Gonzales.
Q. What language did 3'ou use; do
you recall"r* A. I told him about the
same thing-that the ball had gone in
on the right side and down and out.
Q. What did he say? A. Fie made
only one remark. I think-that ir he
had hit him whero be aimed, he-was
sure a dead man, as the ball he used
wouldn't change its course.
Q. Did you have any further con
versation with him about lt? A. I
never have; I left there after that,
and haven't talked to bim about it
Cross examination by Mr. Croft:
Q. Do you know Tillman Bunch?
A. Yes, slr.
Qi And he was In .Col. Tillman's
room that morning? A. Yes, sir; I
?hlnk he was when
Q. Tillman Bunch was journal
:lerk in the senate, wasn't he? A.
Yes, slr; I think so,
Q. And do you not know that Fred
Dominick was down there In the in
terest of his candidacy for code com
missioner for South Carolina? A. He
ivas a candidate and was working for
Q. You Snow that Dominick was
rooming with Col. Tillman at the
Caldwell hotel? A. I think he and
Tillman Bunch and Col. Tillman all
roomed together; 1 think there was
t>wo or three beds In the room-possi
, It will bo remembered that Tillman
lccounted for having two pistols on
Iiis person when arrested by saying
t,hey were' left at his room in the
State House and that he was carrying
them to the hotel.
War oin tlie Bal! Weevil
Governor ITeyward has been asked
Lo appoint delegates to a meeting to
tie held at Dallas, Texas, on October
Et, to consider the extermination of
(die boll weevil which has played so
much havoc with cotton in several of
Llie Southern States. The meeting
lias been called by the state boll weevil
committee of Texas, through Its
secretary, John G. 11 uh ter, and at
the meeting the report of experts,
who have been at work on the problem
jf exterminating the pests, will report
the result of their Investigation.
Some time ago $5,000 was olTered by
the farmers of Texas Tor a practical
way for jexterminating the evil and
since then many plans have been sug
gested, but none have boen adopted.
A latter to the governor received from
Mr. F. G. Browne, of the Chamber of
Commerce of Anderson, encloses the
call for the convention issued, but
suggest a more central place for thc
meeting. Governor Hey ward will be
glad to appoint any one who wishes
to attend as a delegate, provided, of
course, he pays his own expenses.
This isa more important matter than
ls generally supposed at this time by
our people. If the boll weevil is a
fixture for Texas and the cotton States
beyond the Mississippi, it will soon be
a fixture with us too. Our only safety
Is In finding someway to exterminate
the pest. We are In the same boat
with our Texas friends, and are Just
as much Interested In finding a
remedy for the boll weevil as they are.
We hope South Carolina will bore
presented at the meeting.
FIGHTS EOE LIEE.
[Oonthiuecl from page J,.]
; He said bo had .beeta Senator* from
Beaufortsluce 18?(j: He knew Tillman
by r?putation for ? long time and has
known him personally since 1U00. Till-,
man was then presiding officer of the
Senate as Lieutenant Governor. Ho
ind Senator Brown were, he thought,
friends of Col. Tillman.- Ho was thrown
with Tillman a great .daal. He Just
jaw Tillman on the day of the shooting
presiding in the Senate. He remained
tn the engrossing department- for a
good while. He told of going up-town
with Col. Tillman and Senator Brown.
and -tho .three meir went, up-town.
x'hey,.walked continuously until' they
reached the transfer station. At the
transfer station he was on the outside,'
next the street, Tillman in the middle
ind Senator Biowu on the inside. As
tie got to the'transfer station, he recog
nized Mr. N. G. Gonzales. He had his
avercoat buttoned and he had his
bands In his overcoat. And then to
jxaetly quote Senator Talolrd' s words,
"Mr. Gonzales,was Um or fifteen feet
rrotn us \ when I first noticed him.
When he got within fi ve Or six feet of
os Governor Tillman said: 'How are
you? Good morning.' 'How are you,
Mr. Gonzales?'or some expression of the
kind. Mr.' Gonzales turned toward the
transfer station, as if to pass us on the
Inside; 1 paid no furttior attention to
him, as he gotout of my line of vision.
I was looking up the street about the
time I suppose tie would get on a line
with us, 1 neard the remark, -1 receiv
ed your message,' and then to my right
I saw a pistol iu Governor Tillman's
hand and it.went off."
Then he went on to say that he
thought Mr Gonzales had h.s hands in
Iiis outside coat pocket, but he -was
not looking at his hands, and paid no
particlar attention to that.
Mr. Tillman said, ."Good morning,
Mr. Gonzales, or "How are you. Mr.
bonzales?" He was quite sure that
Tillman greeted Gonzales.
Gonzales passed on as if to turn the
wini r, but said absolutely nothing to
Tillman. He did not know of any
threats on the part of Tillman and
had never heard Tillman say anything
about Gonzales. When the shot was
fired Gonzales was about the s.-cond
window of the the transfer stat ion and
and after he was shot Gonzales moved
on a step or two and said, "Herc 1 am;
Gonzales then turned the corner
close to tbe building and went around
on the Gervais street side. Tillman
backed out into ttie street. Tillman
had his eye on Gonzales, jj; Talbird said
he followed Gonzales to see what was
the condition of his wound if bc hail
been shot and Gonzales told him. "1
am shot in the stomach; send fur tin
doctor." Senator Talbird said he saw
no hole and at first did not think that
Gonzales had been shot. He said that
when. Tillman had fired his first shoi
that he rustled in between the twe
men and, holding up Iiis two hands
said, ' This tiling must stop."
As Mr. Gonzales approached Col
Tillman said, "llow'arc you r Mr. Gon
zales?" or "Good morning, Mr. Gon
zales," and then Mr. Gonzales turnee
to his left without saying anything, a:
if to pass on the inside. He had got
ten out of tils line ol'vision and Till
man said, "1 received your message,'
and just about then the pistol wen
oil'. He first cauglit a glimpse of th
pistol from behind. He was not look
mg for any trouble and it was all sud
a surprise and so quickly done that h
did not expect anything to happen
The expression, '1 received you
message, he thought, was almos
simultaneous with the firing ol' th
pistol by Tillman.
Senator Talbird went into details a
to the relationship existing betweii
himself, Tillman and Gonzales. U
said that he was Intimate with Til
man -luring their life in Columbia i
Then bc was asked if he knew c
Tillman's having any pistols or of hi
carrying them. This brougnt on
long liglit and thc question was witt
After giving the location of the tw
principals at i lie tinic.of shooting an
following their movements up Sen;
tor Talbird went on to say: He sa
Governor Tillman next going int
police station. Tillman asked hil
about the condition of Gonzales an
he told him what Gonzales had sail
and he asked him to ascertain ;
definit ely as bc could the nature of tit
wound. He went to the jail the ne>
morning and told him what he ha
gathered about Mr. Gonzales's dec?an
tion. He diiV not recollect that Til
mm said any tiling in reply to tnc ri
"Do you know whether he conten
plated shooting again?"
(The wording cf the question wt
changed to suit the objections.)
"Tillman gave him two reasons wli
he did not shoot again. Frjst," becaus
he was afraid he might hit him.
(Talbird,) and second-, that he (Ta
hird) threw up his hands and sail
"This thing must stop!" He w;us bi
tween Tillman and Gonzales at on
time. After the shooting he though
he wasstaudlng up with his hands on
side of his pockets. From the time h
saw Gonzales until after thc shooting
he saw no demoustrat on on thc pa:
One of the most sensational wi
nesses was Dr. E. C. L. A'dams, a pi
lli incut young physician of lt ?oblan
Doun ty, and of distinguished fain!
Ile is a strong personal friend of Co
rilhnan aud worked and voted for Iii
in his candidacy for Governor. II
testimony is so important that for ici
3f misconstruction it is given in fu
from the stenographic notes: .?
Dr.* E. CL. Adams sworn. Dire
By Mr. Crawford: "Doctor, I belie
you know Col .lames II. Tillman?"
"I know him quite well. . Was in h
"Do you know him intimately?"
"Did you at time during his cai
paign for Governor last year have co
versations with linn?"
"Yes, sir. I had one or t wo nt' tl
Caldwell and I think one or two
Wright's Hotel. 1 had several wi
hiir. at one or both of those hotels."
"What did those conversations ha
"To some the articles written I
Mr. Gonzales and to the race for Gov?
"Well, now, did you advise him a.'
friend in that matter?"
"I told him if bc wished to be Govi
nor of South Carolina he would ha
to tight Mr. Gonzales; that thc in
who were supporting him expect,
hhn'fb defend himself."
"What did he make answer to that
"Dc said: "That won't do, becai
I am Lieutenant Governor and will
impeached: but you boys need n
worry, for by God I will snuff his lig
with this,' " (indicating a pistol ii
"Did he say anything about walk!
"He said: 'I have walked thcstrci
every time 1 have been here in t
hopes of meeting Mr. Gonzales.' "
..Did he say anything about goinfi
the Slate office?"
"I suggested to bim to go to t he St;
office and light him, but he said
could not gel, fair play. I otfercd to
wjth bini and see that bc got it, 1
he said, 'Hy God, that won't do.' h
" v hat did you say about a pist ol
"He said, 'You lioys need not woi
for by God 1 will snuff his light w
this, taking his pistol from his gri
"Did you liear any additional c
versatlon between Col Tillman ?
"On ona occasion there \ waa a man'
in .Col Tillman's room . reading ari
editorial from the Siato,\on9 which!
B'poke Of him as a blackguard arid Har\
and I . don't know what else, 'aridrh
othorspeaking of him challenging Mr.
Gonzales's j writing as 'mock-theatrl
,')?id Mr.-Tillman say anything?," '
"Ho said: -He can call it mock
theatrical if-he wishes ter, but I will
make lt the God-damridest? tragedy
thattever happened in South CarcK
. TIIEATfl BY DEFENDANT.,
C. J. Terrell, editor of tho Johnson
Monitor, .was the next witness. He
swore that he heard Jim Tillman,
early. !n the summer before the .shoot
ing, bay i-in Edge Held', 'that lie was go
ing to run for governor, arid if that fei-"
low Gordales kept on attacking him he
would go down to Columbia and. kill
him like a dog. Terrell says h? advised
Tillman not to talk that way, and
Tillman replied that he would ehoot
Gonzales like a mad dog and give him
no chance whatever. "
A second time Editor Terrell says be
heard Tillman make a threat, lt was
on a railroad train between Johnson
and Augusta. Terrell and Black were
in the smoaking room on the car when
Tillman walked in. I started to in
troduce him to.Black, but he said ho
knew Black. Later in conversation he
said*. "Black, old fellow. 1 am going
to do what I said I would in regard to
that Gonzales business. I am going to
stop his abusing people as be does."
Mr. Terrel said he saw no pistol in the
possession of the defendant. A third
time when he heard threat? made by
Tillman against Gonzales was iii Co
lumbia. They were made to Eb. Wat
son of the State editorial staff in the I
presence of Terrell.
On the cross-examination Terrell
said- that after a certain convention
Tillman passed him several times wiuh
speaklng to him. but he had no hostile
feelings for Tillman. "He admitted
that thc cause of Tillman's anger or
feeling was a certain article he had
written in opposition to Tillman's can
didacy. Thc conversation with Till
man took place after the uditorial lb
the Monitor appeared.
Col. Croft asked the witness if he did
not bear Tillman's considerable ani
mosity on account of Tillman taking
sides with a Mr. Porklns lu a dispute
over property and insuratcc money.
Terrell replied that he had no personal
animosity toward Tillman, ile had de
nounced the shooting of Gonzales con
ditionally. Ile had advised Tillman
not to shoot Gonzales, but suggested
to him that if he had a grievance to go
down to Columbia and whip Gonzales.
A VAIN EFFOHT.
On Friday Mr. August Kehn, - the
Columbia correspondent of the News
and Courier, was called to the stand.
Mr. Nelson asked him whether he
knew that there was bad feeling be
tween Gonzales and Tillman. Mr.
Kohn said bc knew nothing as to thal
personally, but-Mr. Nelson asked him
whether .he did not remember the
various editorials in thc State, repeat
ing the substance of them. 'The wit
ness said that bc remembered them,
but did not of hisown knowledge know
whether Gonzales wrote them or not.
Mr. Nelson went through a long listof
questioning, t rying to make Mr. Kohn
say that he knew of enmity between
Gonzales and Tillman, but th? witness
held to it that he could not tell even
from .thc editorials what Gonzales
thought of Tillman.
Mr. Nelson having failed to'niake Mr
Kohn say what he wanted him to,
Col. Croft took him in charge. Ile
went through pretty much the same
questions asked by Mr. Nelson, but he
added additional interest to tho pro
ceedings by putting his questions in a
loud and dictatory way. Mr. Kohn
Btsuk to it, that personally he knew
nothing of G?nzales! feelings. Ile ex
pressed the opinion that ifvan editor
might,, for instance, attack a policy of
President Roosevelt, it would not nec
essarily mean that there was -personal
enmity. Col. Croft yielded at Mr. Kohn
and told him to stop, but thc opiniotr
was expressed just the same. Mr.
Croft, in a toneef voice as If command
ing the witness, demanded whether
Mr. Kohn was an honorable mail,"did*
not know of his own knowledge that
Gonzales was an enemy of Tillman.
Mr. Croft asked whether he would
swear before God and Christ tliat ne
did not know. The question . was^ so
improper that even before the orospcn
tion attorneys objected the judge said
that the question could not be put,
Mr. Kohn being of the. Jewish faith.
Mr. Croft utterly failed in his attempt
to make the witness say wnat bc
wanted him to, and Mr. Kohn again
asserted positively that he had never
heard Gonzales saya word against Till
man and he could not know what was
in his heart.
LAGS BEHIND THE FLAG.
Thc American Constitution Has Not |
Cotton To Guam Yet.
Washington, Sept 28-Accor?lng to
the attorney general the constitution
did not follow the tlag in the case of
the establishment of the United States |
government in the island of Guam.
When the American naval colony'was
originally established in Guam, with
Admiral (then Captain) Leary as the]
supreme power, one of his assistants,
Lieut. W. E. Salford, obtained one of
the very few good dsvelling houses on
the island by purchase from the owner j
and improved it to such an extent
that it became practically the most|
desirable residence there.
Governor Leary finally concluded
that Lieutenant SalTord's house was I
needed by thc government as an ex
ecutive mansion, and opened negotia
tions for its purpose. The price asked,
however, the governor thought execs*
sive, and- when he and Lieutenant I
Satford could not agree, Governor |
Leary finally condemned the premis
es for government purposes and took
possession. Lieut. Salford made
vigorous protest against this summary
proceeding and appealed to Washhig
for redress, financially and otherwise.
Ever since then the case has been un
der consideration and finally became |
so complicated that lt was referred to
the attorney general for an opinion
on the legal principles involved.
. The attorney general has now sus
tained tlic action of Governor Leary
as being legal under thc peculiar cir
cumstance of thc case. In his opin
ion the attorney general holds that I
the constitution lias not extended to |
Guam by congressional enactment,
and the sole powers of government of |
thc Island have been n?ccessarily and
properly committed by thc president]
to the naval governor, and that in
appropriating the property of Lieut.
Safiorri bc was entirely within his
authority in thc exercise of the right
of eminent domain, and that that the
United States has clear and valid
title to thc property In dispute. He I
holds thc treasury can lawfully allow
thc owner the price paid for the pro
perty by order of the governor of the
island. Admiral Leary has died and
Lieut. Salford has resigned from thc
navy to accept a position under the.
Mullet; Mullet! Mullet!
and all kinds of Fresh and Salt Water
tish and oysters. If von are dealing In
Fresh Pish or intend to deal In them
write for prices and send your ordrs.to
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or COLUMBIA FISH & ICE CO
Columbia S. C. We ship only fresh
caught fish and our prices are as low
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Try us, and be convinced.
E FO O LED ?
Blaok Denies Truth of laBt Affidavit
. Beari. g His Name.
HE IS FRIENDLY TO TIIiMAN,:
And Is Sorry Mo Is Mlx<?dL ?J Up
ii In tho. Affair, But His
- First Affidavit Is the
TruTo OOo. . .
"Tbe affidavit secured from me by
Mr. Wm. Elliott, Jr., in regard to the
statement made to me by Colonel'Jas;
H. Tillman, is the.corr.ect account of
vvhat transpired, andlf anything 1B
said in the second affidavit to contra
dict this, lt was put there without my
knowledge and consent'." This wa.
the remark made by Mr..O. D. Black,
now at the Augusta city hospital
when seen by tho Augusta H?ral'
Wednesday morning. The two atti
davits uoth bearing the signature of
O. D. Black, properly attested' befon
notaries are as follows:
. THU FIKST AFFIDAVIT. ^
"State of South Carolina,Cu'unty of
RIchlanQ-Personally bifore me ap
peared O. D. Black, who, being duly
sworn, says: I a'ja a llagman bevwe n
Columbia, S. C., and Jacksonville,
Fla. 1 was formerly on the run Le
tween Augusta and. Columbia. Al
the time Hon. James H. Tillman was
coming to Columbia to count the bal
lots, about three weeks before th
sbootlog or N. G.-.Gonzales, I was Hag
man between Columbia and Augusta
..??nd heard the said James II. .TiUmai'/
say, In the smoking car, that he wa?
going to whip or-kill said N. G. Gon
zales. Along in November I was al
Albion hotel in Augusta, with said J
II. Tillman, and then I saw .a blue
steel magazine pistol. Said j. H.
Tillman intimated o me that thai
was the pistol with which he Intended
to kill N. G. Gonzales. Isaid: "Don'i
kill him, whip him. He replied: "by
God, I am tining to kill him," said
"?liman, pulling thc pistol referred to
out of his hip pocket. Signed O. I).
"Sworn to before me this February
1903, Wm. Elliott, Jr., N. P. S. C."
THE SECOND AFFIDAVIT.
The following ls the one sprung by
ijie defense at Lexington Tuesday In
the conference. It did not uoinefeit .
"State of South Carolina, County
of llichland-Personally before me ap
peared O. 1). Black, who being duly
sworn says: That the statement ht?
joade, or that appeared over his signa
onre was written by a Mr. Elliott, who
said he would force bim to testify, un
less be sigued the statement; that he
Hurriedly read the statement, and did
not know how it sounded until be
read the same In the newspapers; that
this is a true statement of thc con
veys ition he had with J. II. Tillman:
Tillman showed him the pistol bc had
just bought as a curiosity. In the
course of the conversation, Tillman
mentioned the fact of the personal
difficulty between him and N. G. Gon
zales. Some time has passed, and 1
can't rcniember just what Tillman
said. He may have said that If Gon
zales forces him to do it. he would be
obliged to kill him. The impression
made on mc was that Tillman did not
wish to provoke* the difficulty, but
would only act if forced to do so. I
cap't say positively Just the words he
used*,.however, that bas passed. He
did say, however, that be felt like
whipping Gonzales for attacking him
so tnjustly in the newspapers. I don't
thHik, however, he made a direct
#0X>\7^;and 1 did not know I was mak
ing ?'fiix.a statement until I saw same
in tl newspapers. The papers, as I
said' Was written by a Mr. Elliott,
and^M did not know how lt would
soui/Vand it was nota true statement
of t?/s-conversation 1 had with Till
maii;/il(-Uglied, O. D: Black!
"?wor?to before me this 21st day
of February, Geo. lt. -Itembert, N. P.
Mr. Black was In bed at the hospital
when seen by thc Herald representa
tive, and seemed still suffering from
the effect of the recent railroad acci
dent in Hamburg. When asked he,
gave an account of the meetiug with
Mr. Tillman at the Albion hotel hr
November last, when he pulled his
pistol out of his pocket, "and stated
that be was going to lix that party in
Columbia with' it." During last
February Mr.- Black said, he was in
Columbia, and was talking to several
men, and one ol' them asked him
about the statement he had made.
He said: '?/ .
"I am sorry I ever gave the affi
davit, and would give $50 if I had
kept my mouth shut, but there is no
way for me now to get out of it.
"When I made this remark," Mr.
Black continued, "a party in the room
whom was unknown to me, said 'you
can get out of it all right,' and began
to draw up a paper.
"I took the paper, and glanced over
lt, and signed it. I did not under
stand at the time that there was any-*
thing in it which contradicted the
facts in my Urst u'llldavit, and I stated
at the time I stood by the truth as
set forth in my affidavit made to -Mr.
Mr. Black, said that when be signed
the second affidavit he was in a room
at Columbia playing whist, but he did
not seem able to tell the names of any
of tlie people who were, present, and
said that ho did not know the name
of the mau who drew up the last pa
He seemed very much worried about
the matter, said that be was friendly
to Mr. Tillman, and was sorry that he
badiever g?lten mixed up in lt at all,
but that Tillman had stated to him
that he "was going to use thc gun on
that party In Columbia, who was re
sponsible, for his defeat."
? "Mr. Tillman was," he said, "drink
ing at the time bc made the threat."
The Herald man asked Mr. Illack if
he would bo able to go over to Lexing
ton to attend the trial, and he said
that he would not, that the doctor
had told him that lt would be. some
weeks before he would be able to get
Killed tho Marshal.
J. E. Eubank, town marshal of
ICeysvillc, Va., was shot and mortally
wounded on Tuesday by tireen Mc
Adoo, colored, whom ho was attempt
ing to arrest on the charge of wife
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Diseases of Women
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Tho Mexican Boll Weevil.
A government expert has created
consternation in some quart? rs by
alleging in an interview that tbe cot
ton regions west of tbe Mississippi
river-are permanently affected by the
ravages' of tbe Mexican boll .weevil,
ind on this account he thinks the
trans-Mississippi will be farced to
abandon cotton culture. lie says:
that the insect appears to be ineradi
cable, and if this were turo his pic
diction would be veri lied, as thc boll
weevil is certainly the greatest de
stroyer of cotton that has yet ap- j
pearcd. from the insect world. It is
nard to realize the effects of such a
calamity, as it would mean the an
nual loss of almost $200,000,000 In
this one crop of the .South. The re
duction in the cotton supply of the
world would be truly alarming, and
thc loss so great as to attractunlversal
attention, lt will be expected, pays
the Atlanta Constitution, "that mod
ern science wjll be adequate to this
new and .singular situation. There
was a time when the army worm
marched with insatiable, maw over
our'cotton Heids, and neither Hoods j
nor tire were of avail against the de-1
vastating columns. ' But now we.
scarcely ever hear the army worm
mentioned. Science found a method (
for its extermination. In like man
ner science must vindicate ascii uv
going after the boll weevil and tind
ing a way to destroy its habitations."
Is lt not only a question of time when
the Mexican boll weevil, which is now
so destructive in thc cotton States
west of tin. Mississippi river, will cross
that stream and lay waste our cotton
Heids unless some way found to de
stroy the pest.
ll o 11 ii?-? l tu u free.
At Marshall Texas, a mob of rt? wwi1
hunored men Thursday night b. ttered
its way into the jail, .took out viuliei
Davis, a negro, and marched him t<
the west side of -the-to wp where he
was hanged-.to a tree. The lynching
was the result- of the killing of Con
stable Hayes, Thursday morning
while he was taking a ncgrcTto jail.
The filllcer was shot from ainuutdi.
beihg literally riddled with bullets.
Shortly after the killing, Waltei
Davis and two other negroes wen
arrested and lodged in jail at Mar
shall. A mot) formed during the af
ternoon and attacked the jJ.il> Tin
local militia was ordered out and ar
rived at thc jai] after thc mob had
secured the negro: While part of thc
mob were talk lng, to ttie militia otll
cers, tithers slipped the negro out ano
spirited him away. Kverything it
now quiet. ;
1854. ? 1902-'03.
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isa which tho bu?y .practitioner cpuld nevcr i^qulrc,. Fp.r.^^
ted'myself exclusively to the study and treatment nf theso diseases^niLth'c ??i:t,"??Vphy???-v--. " '
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Rement of volna of tho scrotum, which All with stagnant blood, causing a constant drain upon ? ..
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electrical apparatus, ao that my patients get tho benefit of the lateat discoveries ot science.
ryone to consult mo without charge, and will refund railroad faro one way to ali who take
If you cannot ace me in person write for symptom bianka and full information about my suo
of home treatment by which I haye cured, patienta in every State in the Union and In foreign
rON HATHAWAY, M. D.
d .Sh., Allanta. Ga.
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