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The Marlboro* Democrat.
"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE.
VOlfcx. BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1904 NO. ? G.
Magistrate Folk in Souffle With Su
pervisor Seale Was Phot.
WHAT CORONER'S JURY BATS
Botb Meo Weio Popular ami Highly
Kfupeoted, and the Unfortu
nate Affair lu Very Much
A dispatch from Sumter to The
State says Magistrate Richard C. Folk
of Providence was shot and killed
Thursday morning about 8 o'clock,
near his home, in front of County
Supervisor W. H. Seale's reaidence, <
while in a souille with Mr. Seale.
Magistrate Folk waa a candidate ?
for re-election and damaging reports <
were In circulation as to the mysteri
ous disappearance of Mr. Folk's dec- <
kot, a second book io which is kept f
Che business of the court. Mr. Fulk i
was Informed that Supervisor Seale <
was the author of these reports. 1
Sam Folk, a brother of Magistrate <
Folk, called to see Seale early Thurs- I
day morning in regard to the matter, I
and Seale told Sam that he had cir- i
oulated no report. Ile had told that I
Magistrate Folk had Eald that the 1
docket was in bis (Seale'.s) otllce, but J
he and Probate Judge Walsh could not I
rind it. Sam informed him that it ?
had been found. Sam told him that (
if Folk would bring it to him he would i
examine lt as supervisor, aud if fouud I
correet would mark it M> and all ru- <
mors would be stopped. Sam Folk t
went after Richard Folk to bring him
and lite dooket, and after a consider- -
able walt Seale telephoned the Folks 1
to hurry, that be wanted to catch the 1
train for Sumter. '
Mr. Folk answered: "Walt, we are v
coming.1' After reaching the house lt s
was decided to come to Sumter to J
settle the matter. While waiting for
his buggy and horse, Seale walked
alongide Judge Folk's buggy, leading }
to the end of the avenue from his
house. The discussion was resumed. 1
Sam Folk was follwiug In another c
As the public road was reached 1
Juc!ge Folk, lt is said, called, Seale a r
-har, drawing his pistol at the
same time. Seale grabbad him by the 1
collar, Folk falling out of the buggy. c
Both fell to the ground together. The c
pistol was discharged, the bullet pass- x
ed through Seale's coat on the left [
side about the hip, and, passing up- ,L
ward, entered Folk's head In the right '
temple' and came out left ul' the me- J
dial line of the skull.
In the scuffle it ls alleged Sam Folk e
jumped from his ouggy and attempted 1
' to ghooli Seale,Taut Seale's sun, W. J
Sea\o knocked tho pistol away and ^
selz?V him. When Seale got up he saw J
blood on,Folk's face. Ile assisted lu 1
carrying him to the roadside and *
washed the blood from his face and
telephoned for a doctor. Folk died lu
two hours aud lifleeu minutes after he ,
was shot, having never regained con- ,
Doctors Cheyne and Fuster could do (
nothing, as the wound was mortal, j
Seale drove Into town to the sherill's t
office to give himself up, but the sher- .
Iff and the deputy were away and he '
gave himself up to Mayor Dick. Coro- [
uer Sam Flowers summoned a jury ,
and began the inquest at I o'clock r
Thursday afternoon. At lo o'clock v
Thursday night the inquest bas not j
adjourned and fuller particulars are t
A phone message says Sam Folk i
and W. J. Seale, the two eye wit- a
uesses, tell exactly opposite stories to t
the jury. Seale says tile pistol was i
lu Folk's hand when be pulled the l
trigger and the weapon was pointing i
toward Folk. Sam Folk says the pis- l
toi was In Seale's bands when it was \
The following jury was empaneled: l
C. L. Williamson, forman, E. W. ]
Parker, Dr. E. W. Parker, Jr., J. A. i
iioykin, Sr., J. A. Poy kin, Jr., M. H. t
Boykin, J. F. Cumains, W. F. Boykin, i
R. L. Burkett, J. It. Durrant, M. h.
Judge Folk was a popular man and
regarded as one among the best ci tl- 1
/ens. Ile leaves three brothels and 1
two sisters and a widowed motlier.
Dr. Legrand thierry of Columbia
and H. D. Moise, Esq , married the
two sisters. Judge Folk was serving
lils third term as magistrate. Super
visor Seale ls copular all over the
county. He ls au energetic, patriotic
citizen. He is serving bis second
term as supervisor and ls a candidate
for re-election. Mr. Seale regrets the
sad tragedy. He says he was unarm
ed. His pistol was in his office at the
court house in Sumter.
The coroner's jury have returned
the following verdict: "Deceased,
K. C. Folk, came to his death by a
gunshot wound indicted by the bauds
??. of parties unknown to the jury."
Attacked hy a Mailman,
? dispatch from Yorkvllle to The
??. .ite says Magistrate lt. L. A. Smith
of Hickory (hove shot and killed a
negro man about lo o'clock Friday
night. The m gio attempted tu drag
Mr. Smith out. of a window of Iiis
house and ahnest tore his shirt off.
He warned the negro away hut be
came again ut him, when be used his
shotgun with fatal effect. Mr. Smith
telephoned thc sherill' that, he was
ready to surrender and was advised to
await the verdict of Inquest which
was held Friday. The negro was said
to have been Insano, but Mr. Smith
was not aware of of it.
Hayward to MAIIUHHHH.
<JOV. Heyward and two of his staff
nave been Invited by (?en. (-'olbin to
attend the mauoeuvers at Manassas,
Gov. Hey ward will leave on the morn
ing iff September 5, taking with bim
Adjutant General Frost, his chief uf
staff, and the Quartermaster General,
H. H. Watkins, of Anderson. The
party will spend about twu days at
Nerved Him llijrht.
Governor Heyward has ordered the
arrest of J. B. Bennett of Brimson,
Hampton County, and his return tu
the penitentiary to serve out lils life
sentence-for which lie was pardoned
by Gov. Mcsweeney on condition that
lie would leave the state never to re
turn. He did return, and accidentally
killed his wife a few nights ago.
THE CARNIVAL OF CRIME.
A Boy Murdered in it Fisherman's
. Camp Near Columbia.
Tbe State says another murder as
mysterious as tbe M 'iide Allen case,
as cold-blooded an?^^Tlioal, oc
curred Thursday m "'ear Co
lumbia. In the fln?.urnpf1 ?he act
seemed to Indicate the -.^rk of one
Infuriated with drink ano jealousy; in
the lat? st tho heinous purpose of au
inhuman, blood-thirsty tiena.
Clarence Shealy, a 15 year-old boy,
while lying asltep upon the banks of
the Congaree at a tisherman's camp
two miles south of Columbia, was ap
proached from behind and was most
foully hacked to death with a hoe,
JUC pitiless stroke marriDg the boy's
race almost beyond recognition and
mother cleaving the head from the
;rown deep into the brain.
Clarence Shealy's parents live at 1150
31ympia avenue, and ot! and on since
jprlng the boy has boen with a tisber
uan. Frank Smith, who has a tlshing
amp a short distance below Sbealy's
tome. Smith and a man by the name
if Cushman, who lived In the camp,
itated Thursday that they got up at
?.?lO a. m. to go down the river to
nake the circuit of their baskets, aud
eft the buy to cook breakfast; that
they had been gone about an hour and
i quarter and on their return found
ihe child breathing his last. Neither
law anyone about, on leaving the place
>r on their approach. Cue of the
nen came at once to the home of the
joy and nutiiicd his parents and tbe
sounty otllclals, leaving the other with
The only other witness was a negro
?ent by ?Ir. John Stuart, overseer cn
Vir. Tom Taylor's place, a mile and
mlf from the scene, to get some tish.
This negro is reported to have ridden
vltbln eye range of the camp, and
eeing the form of a person writhing
ibout the ground, turned bis horse's
lead and ran his horse back to Mr.
stuart's home and reported his obser
vation. This man was not arrested
thursday as a witness but the Infier
nen were arrested and placed In the
sounty jail, on the ground merely that
ihey weie material witnesses of the
The body of the hoy was removed
Thursday afternoon to his father's
mme on Olympia avenue and the cor
mer empanuelcd a jury and went out
md viewed the body. The inquest
viii be held later, when all the ev!
lenee in the case can be got together,
sherill Coleman announced at a late
lour Thursday night that so far no
dues had been discovered as to the
dentlty of the murderer. The blood
id hoe with which the deed was com
nitted was fouud near the body and
be flsberoK that their shot
;uii uml ;.u uuu luaut'u uutr.:,^... ?.";"J -
ng. The gun and ammunition were
n the camp when they weut out on
.be river they say.
A Columbia Suicide.
The Columbia Record says abou*
bree o'clock Thursday morning Nor
nan O'Connor, a white man about 2.'1
rears of age, committed suicide.
)'Coniior walked into the house of
Hertha Medlin, who keeps a disrepu
table house on Gate street, and was
ilso a witness in the Maud Allen case,
iud with no explanation poured a
lose of carbolic acid In a glass of beer
ind swallowed it. As f.ooil as lt was
ealized what wai done a hurry call
vas sent for the city physician, Dr.
'ope. who lives nearly two miles from
he house, and the man was nearly
lead when assistance arrived. The
nmutes of the bouse made the f? How
,s easy as possible, but the amouut
aken proved fatal. O'Connor came
0 Columbia from Arizona, but bis
lome is Noling, ill., he having learned
ils trade in the former place. He
lad been in Columbia about live
veeks, and during that time had
trank very heavily, but managed to
mid his place at the Southern shops,
le was a member of the Machinists'
inion, and will be sent to his home
jy that organization as Boon as the
iiipiesL ls held.
A dispatch from Manilla says a de
,all of native constabulary has been
imbushed ou the island of Ley be by a
uperior force of bandits. Capt. H.
barrett, of the constabulary, was
tilled in the lighting. There has been
?rouble in thu province of Misamis,
sland cf Mindanao, where bandits
nive looteil several towns. The na
,lve authorities weredelicd and Pablo
Marcado and bis family were kid
lapped. Marcado was accused of be
ug too friendly with the Americans.
Three Chinese stores Were burned.
1 our natives were murdered, three of
heir being binned alive. Colonel
Harbord, of the constabulary, is now
)ii the trail of the bandits. Lieuten
ant 'Thornton, of the constabulary,
las met death by drowning near Dag
npin island of Luzon.
Killed Me. Brother.
At Kiugstree a coroner's jury
Thursday found Harry Hardy not
guilty of the murder of his deaf mute
brother, ..hom be Thursday night
?itruck with his list In order to knock
tiim from the track to avoid a fosbap!
proachiug train on the Atlantic Coast
Line. Thu de if mute w.is drunk and
refused to lespond to his brother's
warning, but foolishly tried lo make
lignais to the engineer tb stop. Harry
itruck him a violent, blow In the face,
lind the jury found that lt was lrom
this blow that tile deaf mute had met
death. Harry was thereupon released
from custody, the jury recognizing j
that he bail no recourse but to strike
lils brother In Ills effort to save bis
J ii m ped tu rho itivor.
A man, supposed fruin thu papers
found In a coat left lying on thu bridge
tobe Frank McC irmick, of Winter
haven, Florida, committed suicide
Thursday at St. Louis by leaping
from the Bads bridge into the Mis
sissippi river. A watchman saw the
man climb to the rail, but was not in
time to prevent him jumping.
Bryan Will Sneak.
Chairman Taggart Wednesday re
ceived a telegram from M. G. Wet
more, of St. Louis, saying that Wm.
J. Bryan would speak at lintier and
Lamor, Nevada, anil Springfield, Mo,,
tlic last days or August and fl rat Of
LULA ALLEN HOLT
Is Alive and Well, But Her Husband
Held for Her Murder.
A VERY QUEER CASE, INDEED.
Thc Faots -Brought Out in the
Habeai Corpus Proceed.nw
Before Chief Justice
l*ope at Newberry.
"Can a man be held in jail under
charge of murder of a person who
swears that Bhe is alive?" asks the
Newberry correspondent of The State.
The correspondent then answers his
owu question an follows: "Learned
lawyers will say that he cannot be.
-But Butler Holt knows better. That
seems tobe his present condition."
The correspondent then goes on to
As will be seen below an affidavit,
alleged to have been made hy Lula
Allen, who ls supposed also to have
been known as Maude Allen, Beating
that she is alive and well, was read in
court. And there is an affidavit from
her father confirming this. But
Justice Pope remanded Butler Holt
to jail until next Wednesday when a
final hearing will be had under habeas
proceedings as to why he shall not be
relieved of the charge of the murder
of the womau suppused to be Maude
Allen, alias Lula Allen, in Columbia
on August 11th last.
WI LL. MARTIN, SUPPOSED ACCOMPLICE.
And what of Will Martin? Ap
parently no oue is taking any interest
in tl e other man arrested at the sume
time as Butler Holt and supposed to
be Holt's brother-in-law. lt cannot
be said that he is languishing in jail,
for the man on the street says Will
Martin is "lying up in jail reading
the newspapers and having a good
time on three meals a day more than
he usually got." That may be a slander
though, and doubtless Will Martin Is!
as anxious for his liberty as any one
would be. But the fact remains that
while he is fed from Sheriff Buford's
table yet he ls restrained from his
freedom. He was committed upon
papers Issued by Mayor Earhardt in
his magisterial capacity and will he
released only upou orders from some
Of the 200 or more people who gather
ed In the court room to hear the pro
ceedings about the most Intered prob
ably were the mother and sister of
Butler Holt-besides himself. His
mother is a woman of about 50 years
OL age and she hung intently upon
every word of the lawyers or chief
justice. Her sister is a sweet faced
LHai'og woman, who - listened ( to the,
"arg~-.do.eni*' -^a'itiu??^t-%,z\i'rruij oumr
ed no uneasiness. Butler Holt ls ?
young man of about 25 years of age,
of an agreeable countenance, his face
indicating no especial forc? of charac
ter, but certainly no viciousness. In
quiring of those present as to what
kind of a man Butler Holt was one
would he given the information that
"he was a pretty good sort nf a fel
One of the most Interested specta
tors, and probably the man of sub
stance of the affair, was a brother of
Huit, who ls a buss lu a cotton mill
at Whit mire, and a man of whom
everyone has the kindest of words as
to his worth. He is a Masou of high
degiee, and bears au excellent charac
TIIK PROCEEDINGS IN DETAIL.
The proceedings were opened
promptly at 4 o'clock hy Chief Justice
Pope who inquired of the attorneys
fdr the defence and for the State if
they were ready for the hearing.
Upon being informed that they were
he requested the attorney general to
read tue order for the production of
the budy of Butler Holt in court, and*
the return of the chief of police of
The attorneys for the defense then
proposed to read the allldu /Its made
in support of the petition but the
attorney general Interposed an objec
tion lo the continuance of the proceed
ings on the ground that the State had
not been given proper notice under
rule lu of the supreme court.
There was some threshing out of
the legal technicalities hut the attor
neys, after which the chief justice
ruled that because of the gravity of
the case to the prisoner he would let
the proceedings continue, and would
set a later date for the final hearing
ll need be.
The affidavits were then read. The
tirst affidavit was that of the defend
ant, Butler Holt, himself and was as
AFFIDAVIT OK ?UTI.KK MOLT.
Personally came before me, Butler
Holt, who being duly sworn, says:
That he is now confined in the county
jail at Newberry, charged, t>o he has
bien informed since his confinement
therein, with the murder of one
Maude Allen In city of Columbia,
State aforesaid, on the afternoon of
Thursday, August 11th, 1004. That
dep neut is 25 years of age and dur
ing the latter part of the year 1903
married Lula Allen, the daughter of
Richard Allen, in tue city of Newber
ry. That during the month of Jan
uary of this year he lett Newberry
and went tu work on the farm of Hud
Berry and worked ou s lid farm for
the said Bud Berry continuously until
about the lirst day of Augut>t, 1004,
when he returned to the town ol'
j Newberry where he has since resid
ed with bis parents. That on the
1 Ith day of August, 1001, he was In
the t?>wu of Newberry in company
with T. S. Coleman, l'ope L. Ila vi rd
and others and that ho was In Havird
Bros. store anti made purchases there
in several times during the day. That
among other things done by deponent
on said date he watered and fed Mr.
T. S. Coleman's mule at dinner and
helped him to hitch up his mule lu
the afternoon of the said date and
just before Mr. Coleman left for his
home in Saluda couty. That a short
while after this ho met John
Gruber with a load of wood, who told
him that If he would help him to un
load his wagon he would let him ride
tho greater part or the way to the
home of Mr. Press George, about six
or Heven miles from the town of New
berry, and at whose home tho said
Butler Holt Intended to spend the
night and a day or two afterwards
That he lu 1 peri Juhn Gruber unload
the Bald wagon and after the said
John Gruber bad bought some provis
ions from the store of C. L. Pitts in
the town of Newberry they left the
said town of Newberry at which time
the sun was about, an hour high.
That deponeut rode on with the said
John Gruber until they reached a
point about live miles from the town
of Newberry when he left John Gru
ber and walked on to the home of Mr.
Press George, about one mlle further
on, spent the night there and untH
the fu'lowiug Saturday morning, aftu
which he went to the home of Geo.
A. Long between 8 and 9 o'clcekand
helped him in barbecuing some meats.
After taking diuner with the said
Geo. A. Long be came on to New
berry, arriving hereat about half past
1 o'clock. Deponent further deposes
an'' says that he has never been to the
city of Columbia but once in his life
and that trip was made on an excur
sion train to the said town from the
town of Newberry last summer. That
his wife, Lula Allen, left Newberry
on the Friday following their mar
riage, which cccurred on the Sunday
before and that he saw her on the
next day In the town of Prosperity
and has not seen her since, but be is
informed and believes that she is nqw
at the home of ber father in the town
of Haili. S. C. That he never saw
Bertha Medlin until he was confront
ed with ber in the county jail at New
berry and bas never been lu her house
In the city of Columbia, nor has he
taken any one to ber bouse at any
Sworn to before me this, 25th day
of August. 1P04.
Mrs. Rebeca Paysinger's allldavlt
stated that she had seth Butler Holt
In the store of Havird Bros. In New
berry on the 11th of August.
J. S. Coleman swore that he saw
Butler Holt In Newterry on the
streets and in the store of Havird
tiros, on thc 1 Uh of August and that
be was with Holt the greater part of
the day till I o'clock iu the afternoon.
John Crubcr, who signed by bis
mark, swore that Butler Holt bad as-,
slated him In unloading some wood in
Newbfirry and bad ridden with him
Into the country about live miles on
the evening of August 11th. That
butler left bim about an hour before
Brooks George and L?e (leorge,
sons of Mr. P.ess George, who lives
between six and seven miles from
Newberry, swore that late ou the af
ternoon ot August 11th Butler Holt
came to their father's house and spent
the night there and remained there
until the'following Saturday.
J. C. Fulmer swore that he had
seen Butler Holt in Newberry at ?
'-?'riliMtlr r?r? *he U f t G R2 C?Wr #.? '? -- - - t t." -
P. B. Yarojrough had seen Butler
Holt In Newberry before 2 o'clock p.
m.. on Aug. 11th.
Eddie Bogden, signing by his mark,
stated in his atlldavlt that he bad
hoarded in the family of Itichard Al
len and that he knew Lula Allen well.
That he bad seen the budy of the wo
man killed in Columbia and that it
was not the body of Lula Allen.
The two following affidavits were
about the most important read:
Sil K IS ALI VK AND WKLL.
State of South Carolina, County ol'
Personally came before me Richard
Allen, who being duly sworn, says
that he is the father of Lula Allen,
the wife of Butler Holt; that the said
Lula Allen is now in the town of
Bath, S. C., and that the body claimed
and described to be Maude Allen and
killed In the city of Columbia on the
llth day of August, 1904, is not the
body of Lula Allen.
Itichard (his N mark) Allen.
Sworn to before me this -'ind day of
IL. S.) A. II. McCarrel,
^ Notary Public for S. C.
Richard Allen, signed by Hugh
Cook in my presence.
A. II. McCarrel,
Notary for S. C.
Lula Allin came into Bath at 4 a.
m., this day, JJrd August, on an ex
cursion from Columbia, taking ad
vantage of the chance to como to see
her parents to relieve them of anxie
ty. I have seen her in person.
A. ll. McCarrel,
Notary for S. C.
State of South Carolina, County of
Personally came before me the un
dersigned, who being (buy sworn, says
that she mat ried Butler Holt during
the latter part of the year 1003, and
that she is now lu the town of Bath,
Aiken county, in the State of South
Cand?na, with her father, Richard
Allen, having arrived last night on
the excursion train from Columbia.
Lula (uer X mark) Allen.
Sworn to before mo this 22nd day uf
(L. S.) A. H. McCarrel,
s Notary Public for S. C.
Name signed by Mr. Hugh Cook
and mark made by Lula Allen, all in
my presence. A. II. McCarrel,
Notary for S. C.
KKMANDKD TO JAIL.
Tlie affidavit of Lula Allen was the
last to be read, and at Its concluslou
thc attorney general asked the court
to be ui ven a reasonable rime Lo seek
for counter affidavits, asking that a
date fora final hearing to tixed after
the primary election next Tuesday.
Attorneys for defense asked that next
Monday bc made the day of next hear
Chief Justice I'ope, after a few min
utes thought, instructed the attorney
general to prepare an order tlxlng
Wednesday, August HI, at 4 p. m., as
the day and hour for Iii ia 1 hearing and
remanding Butler Holt to jail in New
berry county until that time.
The attorneys for the defense made
no further objection and the order
was drawn and signed.
F. H. McMaster.
Hobbed a Moiiuutury.
A band of Catalonlan brigands at
tacked the famous monastery at Mont
serrrat, Spain, and after binding the
monks pillaged the monastery, es
caped with a large quantity of rich
booty. The ulai m was given as scon
as j usslble, and a Mjuad of gendarmes
sta.-ted In pursuit. They came upon
the brigands and a tierce contllct fol
lowed in which sevon of the robbers
I were killed and the others lied.
AT MANASSAS AGAIN.
Tho H?toric Field Upon "Which
Troops Will Manoeuvre
IN GRAND MIMIC BATTLE ARRAY
A Field Upon Which tho Confederate
Sol (Muru Twice Whipped the
Federal Hohl lorn Du i l M ix
( the Civil War.
The announcement that there are
to be increasing army manoeuvres
near Manassos in the early future nat
urally turns the attention at least of
the old timers to the first great battle
In the War Between the States, which
was fought in July, 1801, upon that
The : Confederacy had changed its
capital tu Richmond, the last session
of its congress having been held in
Montgomery on May 21st. President
Davis followed five days later, and
Gen. Beauregard arrived on June 1st
and assumed command of the Confed
erate troops In the department of Al
exandria^ lt soon became apparent
that the first struggle would take
place lp',-.northern Virginia, and the
federal government held the Potomac
river In tight grasp and Washington
was well guarded. Cen. McDowell
bad a union army of about -l?.UOU
troops lu camp south of tbe Potomac
reddy for the fray. Gen. Beauregard
with a Confederate army was posted
near Manassas Junction, 3? miles
from Washington. Gen. Joseph E.
.Johnston, with a Confederate arny,
was entrenched at Winchester, his
task belog to prevent any advance by
Gen. Robert Patterson, and to keep
him from' joining McClellan. At the
same time McDowell was assured that
Patterson .with his 18,000 men, would
prevent Johnston from joining Beau
regard. ^ Bilt, as it afterwards turned
uut, Faoiereuu wu? not in. Johnstorrs
way. It was planned that McDowell
should march to Fairfax Courthouse,
then turn south, cross the Occoquan
river, and attack Beauregard's line of
communication with Richmond. That
was the situation just before the fa
"The advance of the union army,"
says a northern writer, "was looked
upon as a holiday, for none at the
north doubted that it would be suc
cessful. A large number of congress
men and crowds of civilians rode out
from "Washington . to witness the
uovel and inspiring sight. In many
of the carriages were ladies who se
cured favorable position from which
to vlew> through their opera, glasses
the o' xthrow of $,he rebel forces."
Bi '<;theM3?y ciosed "Linden
- "rt v. - "?-*> .u^jfTh?x Bbno/.-WH?
quite dat?rent in thc last act of the
tragedy from what this gay crowd
from the north had expected.
The Confederacy had gathered there
its finest troups, many of the privates
being young men out of the colleges
and universities, clothed in the finest
uniforms, with glittering arms, but
nothing about them so bright as the
Hash of their eyes. The noblest com
manders of tbe Confederate forces
were there. Beauregard was there
and Johnston was there, us has al
ready been said. Thomas J. Jackson
was there, and when Cen. Bee looked
upon him aud his gallant men he ex
claimed: "Look! There stands Jack
s' u like a stone wall!" and from that
day this great soldier was affection
ately known as "Stonewall" Jackson.
Ki (hy Smith was t here, coming in
the nick of time with 4,000 Confeder
ates, coming in time to receive John
ston'! order to attack McDowell's
rlghtj and make the Confederate vic
Stuart and his cavalry were there
and Joined In the impetuous charge
whlci threw the federal troops into
lOwell was there, that crusty old In
dian lighter, a diamond io the rough,
and c'ohn B. Gordon was there.
Dr. Hunter McGuire uf Richmond
was there and dressed the wound
whicluStonewall Jackson received.
We?iave not space to mention the
whole dist, hut must add that even
President Davis himself was there,
and 1 l.d his misgivings suddenly turn
ed \^,M the gladness of triumph.
"Whiel was dressing Cen. Jackson's
liane..' said Dr. McGuire, In one ol
his ardresses, "1 saw President Davis
ride ip from the direction of Manas
sas. He had been told by stragglers
that lurarmy had been defeated. Ile
stopt:d his horse lu the middle ol' the
streaa, Young's branch, stood up in
his Pinups (the palest, sternest face
I eu|r saw) and cried to the great
crow j. of soldiers, '1 am President
DavJ, follow me back to the Held."'
Mr. jlc?uire told (Jen. Jackson who
lt wy s and what be said, when J tick
son Hood up, took oir his cap and
cried "We have whipped them; they
ran Ike sheep. Give me 10,?0? men
and i will take Washington city to
morr?w." And if the men had been
fortlcoming, he would have kept lils
proiJse and the entire fortune of thc
war night have been changed.
B t we are too fast. Let us go
back a step in thc narrative and re
late the closing act in the trugedy.
Let js go back to tbe point where
Klrly Smith arrived with bis rein
foroments aud attacked McDowell's
righi and let the story be told hy a
nortiem writer, who refers to the
soutiemers us rebels and Insurgents.
We piote: "The situation of Beaure
gard was critical. Ile was lighting
desperately, but was pressed steadily
baclward. At the moment when
defekt seem Inevitable, he was strong
ly rdnforced: An advance along the
Wime line was ordered, and the fresh
troups charged with wild enthusiasm.
Thejunionists were Hanked aud forced
dow.i the side of the plateau. Sharp
shooters kept the woods allume, and a
strong force of Stuarts cavalry joined
in tie Impetuous charge which threw
thefederal troops into panic.
"a terrible sceno followed, lt was
ahmt 4.:i0 that the right wing broke
andiled, quickly followed by the cen
tre md the left. A jumble of artillery,
Infantry, ambulance trains, congress
met, civilians and vehicles of all kinds
jolr?d In a wild struggle lo get back
to /Washington. Artillerymen cut
the traces of their galloping horses,
and' leaping upon their backs, tram
ple! those who were too helpless or
too crazed with fright tu get out of
their path. Men who wera perched
amid the limbs of trees so as to gain a
good view of the Confederate defeat,
jumped to the ground and joined in
the stampede, and hundreds, pale
with terror, ran until exhausted,
when they fell and were crushed under
the massive wheels of the plunging
canuuu. The soldiers and spectators
had become a frantic mob, swayed by
the one wild desire to escape death."
In view of the terribble disaster to
uniou arms, in view of the panic de
scribed above, lt has occurred to some
of the old Confederates that it is a lit
tle curious that the United States
government should have chosen this
battlefield for tlte forthcoming man
A Deadly Tornado.
Four persons lost their lives and
sevetal others were injure lin ahor
nado that swent through Chautauqua
county, N. Y.j Thursday. Park
hurst's grove, where the Stocktown
town picnic was being held was direct
ly in the path of the storm. Five
thousand people were on the grounds
when a terrille windstorm swept
tin ough the place. The storm came
up suddenly. Trees lu the gre ve
were struck bv lightning, many of
them were blown and the rain fell in
torrents. The people who took refuge
under the trees, at the tirst sign of
the storm, were caught by the falling
branches and Injured Many Lo ses
were killed In the same manner. Some
of the animals stampeded, trampling
upon the injured people lying on Ute
ground. Some of the buildings in the
vicinity were blown down and others
were unroofed. Hundreds of forests
and fruit trees were torn up and coi n
and oat Heids were laid waste, caus
ing a loss of thousands of dollars. At
the assembly grounds at Chautauqua
many trees were uprooted and a por
tion of the fence around the grounds
was demolished. The Men's club
house was badly damaged.
A movement has been started in
Charleston to erect a handsome gran
ite arch on Washington square to the
memory of Gen. Pierre Gustav Tou
rnant Beauregard. A movement was
inaugurated some years ago and vol
untary donations were made for the
purpo.se, but the sum was not suf
ficiently large to undertake the work
and the money was deposited in bank.
lt was recently decided to erect a
monument on a smaller scale than (
originally planned and now this is to ,
be done. It ls especially appropriate
that Charleston should honor the
memory of one the ablest soldiers of .
the south, for the reason that Gen.
'Beauregard had a warm place in bis .
heart for Charleston, as evidenced lu
the bequest of his sword which uow
occupies a case, in city council diam- ?
ri?r_jKhU?t. tiOfti best thoughts ot_ his ;
military career were~ainfce?A iBrrajnU
the harbor defense bf Charleston. .
The programme of the exercises at- ,
tending the unveiling of the munni- j
ment, inscriptions, etc., will be an- ,
nouueed later. *
Shot Him Dqad. 1
A disprtch from Bluefleld, W. V., (
says Sam Watson, a negro, shot and 1
iustantly killed Frank Underwood, (
hank boss at the mine of the Crane
Creek and Coke company Thursday,
and immediately lied to the motin- f
talus. A posse of seven or eight citi
zens led by a son of Mr. Underwood 5
started after him. Tuey got within ?
shooting distance of the fugitive, but
failed to hit bim. Young Underwood !
noted carefully the direction Watson
took across the country the Waltch- 1
back, where he hoped to Intercept his 1
father's murderer. He discovered 1
Watson riding on top of a gondola on f
. freight train which was running c
very slowly. Underwood tired at the
murderer and Watson fell headlong (
Into tiie bottom of the car and died ;
before the train could he stopped.
At Paris, France. George Leander,
tile American bicyclist, died Tuesday
morning from injuries sustained in a ;
terrible fall at the l'arc au Princes on
Sunday last as the result of running
into a motor cycle which was pacing a
race in which an attempt was being
made to break the record fcr one
hour. There were three cyclists in
the race. At the time of the accident
Leander was traveling at about a pace
of 57 miles an hour and was more
than a lap ahead when be was thrown
over the bandle bars of lils machine
and fell on his head, ile was re
moved unconscious to a hospital and
did not regain consciousness up to the
time of his death.
[Iowa lt JIM odd Fi-i-itk.
One of the queerest natural freaks
ever seen in Iowa is a double snouted
bog owned by Charles Snell, who lives
at Lehigh. The hog is now a year
old and is in perfectly normal lu every
respect, with the exception of the
extra nose, willoh does not seem to in
convenience him. This snout which
is perfect in every detail, comes out
of the Jowl on tho left side, standing
at right angles, just below the eye.
lt ls almost as large as the regular
'.orig Distance Murder.
Mrs. Cornelia Botklns was sen
tenced on Monday at San Francisco,
Cal., by Superior Judge Carrol to life
imprisonment in the state prison at
San Quentin for the murder of Mrs.
John P. Dunning, in Dover, Del., by
means of poisoned candy mailed from
San Francisco. In passing sentence
Judge Cook expressed regret that he
could not impose the death penalty,
as tiie jury in i's verdict had tixed tho
Killed Uta Fattier.
A dispatch to the A gusta Chronicle
from Qrlfllu, Ca., says W. JelT Shiv
ers, one of the best-known farmers in
that sec-tun, was shot Iii the breast by
his 17-year-old son, Harry at 1 o'clock
Thursday and tiled Instantly. Tho
shooting was don? with a double-bar
reled breech-loading shot-gun, loaded
with buck-shot and bird-shot, and oc
curred on the farm of the former,
about I miles south of Gritlln.
Killed on tho Kail.
Two young meu, suppose to be
Howard and Thomas Strung of Brook
lyn were struok by a.New York Cen
tral train at Karnet d'hursday morn
ing and were kif |. Both bodies
were badly mutilai i
TO DESTROY A TOWN.
A Friend Attempted to Dynamite
Gate of a Great Resevuir.
A dispatch from St. Mary's, Ohio.,
says an attempt was made on Tues
day, 22 instant, by au unknown per
son to blow up the gates at tbe bead
of St. Mary's reservoir with dynamite.
Fortunately tbe charge of dynamite
was not suillclently large to destroy
the masonry or to displace the heavy
There bas been much 111 feeling
among the people living io the vicini
ty of the reservoir, owing to the wide
spread belief that the banks of the big
body of water are not safe, notwith
standing that the State bas spent
large sums of money during tbe past
year in strengthening the earthwork.
Had the object of the miscreant been
attained Tuesday the town of St.
Mary's and the adjacept valley would
have been swept by a most destructive
Mood causing enormous loss of life and
Although the damages are limited
mostly to broken windows in that
city; to the wrecking of one house
near the bulkhead and one State boat
and tbe partial breaking of the bank,
there is great excitement here because
it is feared that the attempt may be
repeated. The shuck was plainly felt
at Celina at the western end of the re
servoir, a distance of 10 miles. Tue
charge of dynamite and nitroglycerine
was placed on the wicket gate and a
slow fuse attached from which there
were three seperate shocks. The ex
plosion wrecked the upper parts of the
wicket and damaged the stone subut
ments, but not to such au extent as to
liberate the waters. Houses In the im
medlafe vicinity were greatly damag
ed and the occupants were stunned.
The bulkead is the outlet of Lake
Mercer into the Miami and Erie
canp.ls and holds back nine feet of
water covering 17,000 acre.} of land.
St. Mary's is 12 feet lower than the
lock and the loss that would have ac
companied success of the attempt is
hard to imagine._
Do Not Have to I'ny Licence Fees to
Carry on DUHHIIICHH.
On account of the many inquiries
which the comptroller general has re
ceived as to the recent law exempting
Confederate soldiers from license taxed
be bas asked the attorney general for
jn opinion. Anstaut Attorney Gener
il W. H. Townsend Tuesday sent the
following opinion to Mr. Jones:
"Answering your Inquiry to the at
torney general, I beg tb say*that in
my opinion, the act to exempt Confed
erate soldiers and sailors irony paying
license-, fees (24 statutes 44IX g'.vet ;a M
pors?on-i1 nr?v?edgo which ca)ncV bol
irausrerred to oin ors. " The' >neiiv ol
ibis personal exemption is the same as
[.hat of a person paying the license tax
n question. If a person paying the
Icense tax could employ others to
:arry on the business under him, then
:he soldier or sailor exempted could
lo so likewise. This depends in each
jase upon the terms of the statue or
irdlance imposing the license tax."
The act is as follows:
"An act to exempt soldiers and
tailors from paying license.
"Section 1. That all soldiers and
tailors of the Confederate States, who
uillsted from this State and who were
lonorably discharged from such ser
vice, shall hereafter be exempt from
jhe charge of any license for the car
rying on of and business or profession
.vithin this State, or any city, town or
.illagc therein: Provided, That such
ioldiers and sailors shall tile with the
derk of the court of the county in
.vhlch he resides the proper evidence
jf his service in the Confederate war:
Provided, further, Thar, no partner
diip shall exist in any such business or
profession, with any person not a bona
tide soldier or sailor of the said Con
"Approved the 25th day of Febru
ary, A. D. I'JUl." *
Hy the capsizing of a sail boat late
Thursday afternoon three young peo
pie were drowned in Oquaga lake,
about three miles from Depr.slt.
Those drowned are: Robert Canfield,
East Orange, N. J., Misses Amelia
and Alice C. Cramer, sisters of New
York city. Young Canfield was
member of a campaign party and the
Misses Cramer were guests at a sum
mer hotel at the lake: Seven young
people, including Can.ield, went out
in A. E. Lovejoy's sail boat. Wheu
near the middle ut the lake, the boat
was overturned. Floyd Lovejoy saw
the accident from the shore and hur
ried to the place in his naphtha
launch. He succeeded in rescuing
four of the young people.
The strike is still on lu Chicago,
and tilings are getting warm. Strike
Leader Fitzpatrick declared Tuesday
night that the Importation of negroes
from the south by packers was fast
bringing about conditions that may
result in race war in Chicago where,
be says, the feeling against negroes ls
already to strong that negroes in no
way connected with the strike have
bcon dragged from the cars and as
saulted. Fitzpatrick says the unions
have done more than any other to in
fluence the negroes and thc unions
want Washington to bhow whether he
approves the negroes' conduct in this
Work ol' KolilU'i-H,
By the explosion of some dynamite
caps and in the panic thru followed it,
three persons wc:e injured Thursday
afternoon at the Hawthorne race
track near Chicago, lt ls supposed
that the caps were thrown on the
lloor of the betting ring with the idea
of creating a panic, during which the
cash boxes of the bookmakers might
be robbed. An attempt was made to
rob one bookmaker, but it failed.
Tried to Kill Himself.
Robert Baxter, a young man living
In the Poe Mill village at (?reenvide
who has long been a victim of melan
cholia, attempted to end his lifo Wed
nesday morning with a pistol. The
ball entering his neck to the left of
thc windpipe and ranging back
ward. Dr. Walker removed the ball
and says that the wound though seri
ous may not prove fatal.
THE BLACK HAND.
Au Italian Youth Murdered by a
Member of the Society.
HAD BLACKED THEIR CHIMES.
The Murderer Captured and a Mob
Wished to Wreak Instant
and Blood Vengeance
' ' - - -
At New York on Wednesday Salva
tor Bossoto, 18 years old, was shot to
death in his father's restaurant lu
Park street by Carlo Rossati, 35 years
aid, because he had disclosed to tbe
police secrets of the alleged "Black
The father was knocked down and
jhoken into insensibility .by the slayer,
who then ran down the street, fol- ,
lowed by a great mob. Italians to
bbe number of 1,000 attacked the Eliz
abeth street police station, hurled
missiles at the police and prisoner,
hurting two detectives and one police
They would have torn the mur
derer limb from limb had not it been
for the arrival of the reserve police
from two station houses, who were
Torced to use clubs and lists and
threaten to shoot. According to the
police the murder was deliberately
planned by an organized gang.
Bossoto is an enemy of these organ
ized gangs and his son inherited the >
father's opposition to the lawless ele
meut of their countrymen. When
not studying music young Bossoto
helped about the restaurant. Several
weeks ago he learned that the murder
ous gang about Mulberry Bend had
planned t/> rob a number of miners
who were coming through New York
iud who had engaged board in the
lodging house over the Bossoto restau
Young Bossoto went to the police
md asked protection for r.hf? men and
>oon an Italian detectlye had ar
rested 12 suspicious characters who
vere held until the miners had taken
i ship for their homes.
Once out of Jail lt ls salr*illt; gang
letermined upon Hesso. leath.
Early Wednesday Rossati the
.estauraut and when appr? \ by
jhe elder Bdssoto said be wan. j th
ug. As Bossoto was about tj close
she place he asked Rossati to leave.
The latter became insolent and re
Young Bossoto, who was in the
?i toben, heard bis father and the
nan. in an argument and came out.
The instant he saw young Bossoto,
Rossati took a pistol from his pocket,
eve^ it,at t^he youth and fired.,, The
mllet struck the. boy between the
iyea and ho fell, dying instantly.
t.i-.iou u.i> "?ia? .tan- fllSTT
mocking him down, and., started to
un,, but was captured before he had
:one two blocks.
On Sunday the Bossotoa found on '
heir door the ''bridge of death," a
abalistic sign of the Sicilians which
i said to be a threat of death.
A Man Thief.
A dispatch from Spartanburg to
.'he State says seme thief entered the
nme of Mr. Alfred Cole, near Go
Ightly, and stole 854. Ingress was ef- N
Beted through an open window In the
leeping room of Mr. Cole. The thief
hen went to an adjoining room, se
ured a trunk from a corner, and made
is escape. This trunk was carried to
pasture about 200 yards from the
louse broken into and rilled. It con
ained 854 in money and 81,000 in
tonfederate bills, along with many pa
iera, packages, letters, etc., of Mr.
tole. Nothing was molested save the
aouey, the rogue taking both kinds,
f au attempt is made to pass the Con
ederate bills, It will easily lead to the
dentify of the thief. Mr. Cole's loss ls
. heavy one. He ls a mute and an
.ged man, he and his aged wife live in
. frugal manner. They have as a com
uni?n a little white girl named Hal
ie Range, whom they adopted sever
d years ago. There is no clue as to
Oldeut Man Dead.
A dispatch from Washington, Ga.,
o the Augusta Chronicle says: Caesar
.tooker, who was probably the oldest
nan in America, ls dead. The exact
ige of this venerable old colored mau
rv i ll never be known, but from the ac
X)unls which he related of events
which occurred more than a century
tgo, and from the testimony of the
>ldest living citizens, lt is a conserva
tive estimate to place bis age at 125
/ears. He came from Virginia to
Wilkes county asa slave at a time
when Washington was nothing more
than "a wide-place in the road." Ile
used to tell with a great deal of guesto
md delight of the halcyon days when
he, as a young boy, would sit on the
banks of a large pond, which is now
the public square and site of the new
court house, and shoot duck and wild
cranes. Uncle Caesar leaves six chil
dren, the oldest of whom is 9U years
uf age and lives near Thomson, Ga.
Boat Dragged to Sea.
A dispatch from Charleston to The
Stat9 says Mr. Scott Bailey's boys on
Wadmalaw Island had a narrow escape
from being carried to sea by a mons
ter devil tish and perhaps drowned.
The boys were in a small boat tishing
when the tish, which was said to be
18 to 20 feet long, became entangled
in the anchor and started for deep
water. The boat was whirled along
it a terrible rate, the bow being on a
line with the water, and just when
Lhe young men were beginning to
Face certain death the anchor chain
parted and they were saved. They
md some ditliculty in getting ashore,
aut they were saved from certain
A personal ditliculty occurred at
H'Nal lsreal synagogue at Norfolk,
Va., on Friday night between Rev.
Samuel Goldberg, rabbi of the syna
gogue, and Rev. L. Heller, formerly
rabbi of a synagogue at Augusta, Ga.,
who is making Norfolk his temporary
home. Rabbi Goldberg was arrested on
EL warrant sworn to by Rabbi Heller,
-barging him with assault and bat
tery. Rabbi Goldberg objected to the
presence of Rabbi Heller in the syna
gogue and sought to eject him. An
altercation ensued and the arrest fol