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??DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOUTH AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN TH VI
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BENNETTSVILLIS S. C., ElilDAY, DE
Two Theatrical Men Shot by Ho
ONE OF THEM KILLEL1
And ihe Other Badly Wounded. Two
Memb rs ol "NothinR But Money"
Ctnipany Resent d Conduct of
a Gaffney Hotel Mm,
Who Shot roth.
A dhpatoh to Tho State from G ff
ney says the usual quiet of the oltj
was disturbed about 8 45 o'olook Fri
day morning by tho report of a revolv
er three times In ejulck succossh n,
followed epilckly by thc screams of
women crying "murder." The police
responded to the C? ll frcm the Pied
mont inn, conducted by Hasty Broth
ers. As they went In, a man came out
calling for a dootor.
Investigation showed that Gcor e
Hasty, one cf the proprietors, 1 ad al ot
and instantly killed Mr. MI'an H.u
nett, musical director of ' Nothing
But Money" company, which showed
there Thursday night) and possibly
mortally wounded Mr. Abbott Davi
son, the comedian and star pei former.
lt was Mr. Davison who came down
the steps calling for a doctor. The
sheriff and police fi ree anested Banty
and lodged him in jail. The co oner
was notified and empaneled a ju y.
The jury was taken to the hotel where
the aead body was viewed and they
adjourned to meet at the court bx usi.
at 1.30 where the testimony wah
heard. The following ls tho testimony
as given by the witnesses:
?TUM LADY'S ia.VlDK.NOK.
Mies Verne Sheridan test lied that
after ce ming buck ire m tho theatre
i he and Mr. Bennett had a littlo lunch
in her room after which Mr. Dennett
left, locking her windows securely be
fore telling her gcod night, aa he heard
Low Miss Bishop had been am oyen
by a man early in the afternoon. Soon
j.fter Mr. Bennett left she heard ?omi
ono at the door. She did not say any
thing. In a me me nt he went out on
tue veianda and attempted to get in
? ber window, which opened on ti.e ver
? \ >\v.-. J^alUcg: Diere., he came b CK to
ti-a door and attempted to brtak it, lu
ty putting his weight against lt. tte
ll en climou up to toe transom and at
ti rnpted to look In by striking a mat
oh. She recogniz d George Hasty.
Sie tLen called Mr. Sennett, aid
Hasty dropped down froai tho tran
She opened the door and calli d M-.
Bennet again. Mr. bonnet came hu;
c uld lind no one. Ile then told her
io go to bed and he would sit In thc
norn and write music She objeoted
io this, buthe would not hear to leav
lnK her there aione. So he sat there
until 4 o'olook Friday mornh g, when
he went to his room for a c mforter,
which he wrapped around him, Bleep
iug on tho foot of the bed till 7. lie
kit her then, telling that he would
tall her In time to catch tho train.
At 8 he called ncr and went to the
postolllce, telling tho neuro boy to
make her a lire. Toe negro came to
the door and she told him to walt b
I minutes till ?bo could let him In.
J \moment or two (Jeorge II isty
led at the door and asked tu r li
st e had tire, when she told him that
she (Md not have any, nor did sin
wunt any. She then shut che door
When Mr. Bennet carno back she told
him of the cccurenoe as they went te
breakfast. Soon Hasty came in from
the kitchen and was poincd i ut to Mr.
The young lady begged Mr. Hennef
not to bother with lt, not to have a
uss. He said he would speak to him
eoout lt in a moment. He then went
Li Hasty and said smoothing to him
p a low tone. Hasty began at once
;odeny whatever Mr. Pennet had said,
j When Bennet turned to her and asked
,f ho was the man, being told positive
ly that he was, Bennet Bald, "1 do
not wish to cause any trouble, hui
just wish to tell you that any man
wno will look over the transom of a
lady's sleeping apartments does not
ct h form with my Ideas of a gentle
The young lady then told Mr. Ben
nett to let him alone, if ho waa low
enough to do tho trick, he was low
enough tu deny it. Mr. Bennett then
started to walk away, when Mr. Hasty
asked him lu thc hall. When they
wi nt ont Miss Blehop caine in and
asked what the trouble was. When
Miss Sheridan told her of thc occur
ecce, she said. "That's the man who
insulted me Thursday afternoon."
At that Mr. Davison, who was sitting
at thc table jumpted up arid took
his glasses olT, saying to Miss Bishop
"Isthat tho fellovi ?'* Miss Bishoi
told him ho was, but asked him not
lo have any row with him. She tried
to hold him back, but ho would gi ;
he went out and said 'Vin aro the
t me fellow" and struck him,
Immediately Hasty stiot twlo" al
Mr. Davison, one hall taking ilf;ct
ni bin sido and thc other going astiay
Mr. Davison grappled wit h him, try
ing to get the weapon. II tsty jerked
loose and shot Mr. Bennett through
tho heart. Mr. Bennett threw his
a> ms aoreifs lils body, ran down the
hall, and In a moment fell dead.
MUM manor's ACCOUNT.
MIKS May Bishop testl lied that about
4 o'clock on the previous afternoor
"luiig ?n her room, willoi: >:ad ::
e Mr. Davison's lb'nr,
o get somo oardt
rest ( f ber testimony was about the
sawn as that of Miss Sheridan.
The negro servants were examined
'ut nu new fi otis wore brought
TUB nUOTHKU's STORY,
Will Hasty, a brother of the pree
ner was sworu and testlili d that Mr.
Bennett told him to havo a Ure built
tor M?ssSheridan and that ho sent
his brother Geo-ge to build lt. lb
vas In the ki c ten when he sent
George out, that he stayed there a
few minutes and then went into tin
hall. As he went thu u/h the dining
room he saw Miss Sneridan, Mist.
Bl; h< p and Mr. Davidson In the hall
and saw Mr. Heonett and Georg
piking. Just then Mr. Davidson
bru died by him aud went to Georg
and grabbed hold ot him with blt
?eft hand, at the same time striking
ulm with his right. George stum
bled when ho was stiuok and Mr.
Bennett caught hold of bim. Q llok
r than he could tell lt, G orge shot
Mr Davidson. He test!tUd that he
saw Mr. Davidson with something
b Ight in bia hand. Iii also exhib?
ed a p2ii knife ho found after tho bo
dy waa taken up six hours after thc
Dr. N isbitt testified as to the
cause or dtath und the Jury brought
in a verdlot In accoidanco with th?
ft ob. The aft dr is greatly regretter
bv the. people of tho town, who have
ll re i every assistance possible. Mr
i ) ?, v i Ison is a Mason and a Kulght of
l^thlas sud is not arxoug stran
Mr. Davidson was able t? inako the
fol!? wing statement:
"S'ateof S uth Carolina, Cherokee
com. y. Statement of Goorge Abbott
"Mi. Bcrnett, Miers Sheridan, MJei>
Bishop ai ri mysolf were in the dining
0 m at HIL Piedmont inn and a mau
carno in about my hoight ([ am about,
six feet high), smooth face, slender.
Miss Sheridan aavs that 'there's the
man who tried to climb ovor my tran
som.' Said lt In a low tone to Mr.
U i i ctt. Mr. Bennett walked over
to him nd said, 'You owe that lady
an ai/o Og , you Insulted her, you tried
to climb in the transom, you rapped
on thc door, said you were the perter
and asked if she wanted a tire built,
aud said 'that was no way for a gen
tlemau to act and ycu owe her an
apology.' 'Pols fellow said, 'I am not
afraid of any mau alive and if she
*ays I did that, she iles.' Said, 'Come
out in the hallway and I will tell you
now it happened ' Then he went out
with Mr. Kennett Into thc hall. After
hey gi t Into the ha'l. Miss Bishop
said, 'That ls the man who tried to
get into my room yesterday afternoon
1 walk) d Into tho hall as this fellow
waa Baying, 'She is a liar.' I said
"No, she ls not and you tried to gm
In the other lady's room yesterday af
ternuon,' meaning Miss Bishop He
^ald: 'No, 1 didn't.' I said 'You lie
vt u did.'
''Ha pulled out a revolver and start
ed to shoot and 1 grabboi his arm and
then he broke away and. shot some
m- re and 1 grabbed his arm again
T ila was the finish. Ho shot Mr. Peu
nett. W en he first shot, he shot me
hitting mo on the right side of tin
stomach 1 grabbed his arm, he broke
ii way and shot Mr. Bennett Hi (Ben
net') fell over on his face ard i grab
bed his arm Pgaln. People came li
then and 1 stepped over Bennett and
ran out fora doctor and came eva
here (Cmmerolal hotel )
Signed, GLO. Abbott Davison.
An autopsy was performed Frlda\
night upi n tba body of Mr. Milan Bui
nett and tho 1 u Int reported above, as
entering the heart or near it was locat
ed. Had entered between si vonth an
eighth ribs, penctrath g thc heart
causing almost instant death. I hat
been disci sed that two sin ts struck
Mr. Davison, the wounded man, uni
one, howtver, taking i ll"jot, the othe
lodging i/i the clothing, although poss
lng through the coat and vest. Mr.
Davison ls resting easy. Bennett liv
ed in Boston and Davison in Chicago.
DEATH OF MK. DAVISON.
Mr. Geo. Abbott Davison died on
Salurd.iy ?vening. All thatcuildbc
done4wis done for b!in but without
The people of G ffney arc outspok
?rn In their condemnation of tho min
wt o did th? shooting, and lt wuuld
not bo safe for him to oe at large.
Oo|(lltto Have lt.
Senator Stone, of Missouri, Intro
duced a potltlon yesterday that called
for a fow "ords of explanation, says a
Washington Dispatch correspondent.
"Th's ls me of my constituents," said
tho Senator. "1 think his OHSA should
bc passed on favorably without tee
olese scrutiny. President Cleveland
votoed many special pensions. But I
"o not think President Roosevelt can
C( nslstontloy veto a bill to g'v? an in
crease of pension to Phillp Kornmai
of Willow Spangs, In my S ate. Ile
ls, a+? 1 said 85) years old. Nine years
ago ho married a young vioman, ai
many old pensioners d >, for the saki
i?f wifely c*re and to bestow his pen
den rights BOmowhCre after death
They have two lusty, bright boys,"
JIMIK" Oaiy'n llolp-up.
The Columbia Record says; Will
A. Teague, a whlto man was arrested
i*st night IQ tho mili village by Otilo r
Knox, on a warrant sworn out by II
W. and J. J. Holloway, eu theohargi
of robbing Judge K.mest Gary som*
time ago. It wil lie recalled th t
some time ago Teague was arrested
ff.r participating in a cutting a IT ray
and at the time the polico inspect?e,
nlrr. of complicity In this hold up. A
chain foi.nd in h's pois-ssio i wa
shown Judge Gary, but lt Could, not bi
Identllled and ho was not hold on thb
charge. . Teague claims that Will
Mcet/.e, another white man now in Jail
on the nhargo of robbing a drunkei
man, knows something of tho hold
CMlftiiKoU HIH Mind
The prominence of M s. Corey, whi
ts seeking a dlvorco from tho head of
the Steel Trust, icoalls the our lom
^auicldo'' of hor fathor. Worrying
IWMfmttjypv matters ho hired a man
BrWint. bim, Ti?? mau tied
ht of the gun
3f the Democratic Party Wash
ed in Public by Democrats.
OIUSE REPUBLIC NJ.
VHliains, Lamar and Shackelford Do
thc Scrubbing. The Minority Lcad
lO.'er Rmi'ncd Air. Lamar That
No Insulting Language
Would be Tolerated, i
A dispatch frc m Washington says
ho washing of Domooratlc linen for
he amusement of Republicans" as
Ir. Williairs, tho minority leader put '
b Monday, ucoupiod the attention of
ho house for moro than four hours
Vednchday. Tho ri u't acc impllshcd (
i^as a defy thrown at the minority
aader by Representative Lunar of |
f Florida and ahother by R ?presenta (
Ive Shackelford of Missouri. The
um plaint of both resulted from the
allure of Mr. Wil.lams to reo 'mmer.d ,
heir iv}: p pol nt mont as members ol ,
he committee on interstate and for i
ign commerco. Both msd3 long .
peeobe8 in whlc'i Mr. Williams' lead
rship was assailed from many points.
lr. Williams replied to Mr. Lamar at
ome length aud briefly to Mr. Shack i
lford. Ills defense was that hun .
eBslori tho D;moorats on ?his oom- ?
nittee wore divided aid ho doomed ,
t neoessary for thc goud of thc party
.rd tho country that a united rrlnor
ty report should be made on the sub
cet of railroad rate legislation.
Speaking of tho leadership of Mr
Vllllams, Mr. Lamar said he would
ec?gnize him as the party leader but
lot personally, "until he relieves me
f an unjust oharge on his paro."
Ho stated that bo did not agree
vlth Mr Williams that Republicans i
vould enjoy personalties between 1
Democrats. Emphasizing thiB ho re
en ed to the personal debate of last
estijn between Mr. Sullivan (Mass.)
md Mr. Hesr?t (N. Y) At that
lime, be charged, tho minority leader
lad made no cb j motion to the proced
Mr. Lamar reverted to the great
mportauce of railroad rate legislation
ind reviewed the action of tho house
vt tho \nnt session which included
/obit g down the Davey bill, proposed
jy the minority. Thc Davey bill, he
mid had first been adopted by a, Dam
icratto caucus. The bur then con
a'ned but two sections. Ttie oom"
?iii ter. added live more sections.
Even after these seotlons had been
vdded, he si 111 thought aud would
nntlnue to think the Hea?8t bili su
perlor. The minority leador, he said,
was foroed to amend the Davey bill
in the Iloor of the house or soc lt go
)Ut to the country Ju an Imperfect
audition. If that caucus was bind
rg then he challenged the minority
e?vler to deny the ?BCt no one ccu ld
ia ve amended it He conceded that
jhe minority lt ador should have power
no make committee removals as well
is appointments, but bo must exer
?ise that power In the face of moral
jhligation and a reasonableness. Ho
rt viewed thc fact that he had voted
for Mr. Williams as leader, "and sus
'atned him when his party turned
ulm down on thc MdeB amendment."
Mr. Lamar concluded with the
?talement that he considered his re
oaoval from tue commerce committee
in HCl. absolutely untenable and an as
pi rsion un n his pr vateoharacter He
. cured thc reading of corie; p nd-nci
m tiie matter between himself and
Mr. Lamar said lt bad gone to the
country through tho press that thc
rrdnorlty leader would not tolerate
followers of Mr. Hearst.
He admitted that ho felt friendly
. owart Mr. Hearst and regarded hi
hill a good one. He thon ohurged Mr.
Williams with contributing moro in
;no minute to Democratlo Jnharmy
than lie (Mr. Lama-) had in a year.
He admitted that on Munday he
was in the heat of anger and glad
that he had l o n slopped. However,
lils personal friendship for Mr. WU
1 ams liai1 cias d.
Mr. Williams was at once ri cognized
to reply. "J am," lie said, ,,about to
perform a very unpleasant d itv and
.ne the wisdom of which I have seri
HIS doubts. Tho gentlemen takis
ulmse'.f too seriously. He thinks lie.
can make a oatie ual Issue out of a
commltieo assigna ont but he can't do
it. He thinks lie was removed bub lie
was not. There was no committee."
Mr. Williams asked if he would not
have been lacking In moral courage
and lu every essential of a lloor loader
If he had made up a minority mern
hersh!p of thc corr mittle wh o i have
di vied fi.ur bo two on the question of
railroad ra es.
"My brother would have gone ( tr
that o ?mmittee under thc same cir
cumstances," said Mr. Williams, and
no adddd that had thc Hearst bill ro
ceived thc minority support In com
mlttce ho would have supported it in
Co m par I no Mr. L&m^r to hts "great
uncle, L. (? C Limar,''Mr. Wilhams
?abl tho iiucle possessed "superb ego
tism hub ho also ponsessod bo oonsc
ratc 't a sup rh In oleot."
The conversation to tile Hearst bill
ho likened to the oonv rslon of Saul
on his way to Damascus. It was In
spired. L mg applauso followed the
statement of Mr. williams that he
should Ignoro tho personalities of Mr.
Lamar. ApplauscaKaln lollowcd Mr.
Williams when ho had not allowed
personalities to Influence lils transac
tlon of publlo business. And what ho
tiad don<", ho said, had been approved
by "almost trio unanimous opinion o
members o? tho minority side of tho
bouse" (\pplause.) He refer rod to
theoommltten appointments of Mr
Hearst-labor and irrigation of arid
lands and admitted ho did not love
Mr. if arjt, "why should I love a
mllllonarle wh? owns many newspa
pers willoh ho seems to be devoting to
fearing mo down?" he said,
nife. Williams conoluded with i x
pr? sslon nf regret ab the proo ed lng?.
Mr. L^mar at unce appealed fer
recognition, as did Mr. Sbaokelforrl.
Mr. L^uce* waa recoge <z d for 16
minuten. Ile spoko with feelli g and
charged thab the rr.lnority leader lu d
Oilled the rateoau'ut of last, session
because he was angry at being turned
flown by h's colleagues on the MI len
amendment. ''It was not a o:iuous,
lb was a gold brick," bc said.
''Mr. Williams caubloned Mr. La
mar "lo prevenb unpleasant things
from happening," Haying "the gentle
man ls not permitted to use Insulting
language on the door of bbis Iv use."
Mr. Lamar referred to a leUcr of
orlt'c'sm of Mr. Hearst by Mr. WI1.
Hams. The latter donlrd the ?rit?o'am.
Mr. Sha..ke'foid was roc? goi/.ad and
reviewed the history of rate legisla
Mr. Shackleford said ho waa glad
bo see President Roost V. lt n lila mes
sage had "como around bo bhe Hearst
He Inveighed against "besets" and
Mr. Williams said ho had had
enough and did nob desire to reply.
The past had gono. Be looked to thc
'uturo and behoved that this year
Ihwre would be found s'x D in e ats
on a committee, which would agree
Ho was tired of dboi.rl. "We are re
presented now in a l the funny papers
af the corn ty as a donkey
1 ' The troub'e ls," be c nt h a id turn
ing to tt e R publican side of the
allamber, ' that the people of the
?iunbry are tired of you and afra'd of
us and lb is parbialiy on account of
. ueh things as happened hero thia
morning that lt is afraid i f ns " The
D. mocratlo party, Mr. Williams said
would vote for a Republican rate bill
if lt contained power to name a aub
ibituto rate to put and keep lt in force
Eind to regulate private car Hues and
Tho house adjourned until Wed
MASONIC GRAND LODGB.
riioonihora 10 leo tod lor tho ISnsuIn
Year at CharlflHton.
Tho following arc the newly elected
Dlllocrs of tho Masoulo grand lo:lge.
Grand master, 1<\ IO Harrisa.i, Abb"*
ville; deputy grand master, J. L
Michie, Darlington; senior grand war
den, J imes ll. Johnson, Charleston;
ju.ilor grand warden, Geo. S Mower,
Newberry; grand treasurer, Zimmer
man Davis, Charlestor ; grand t?eceta
ry, Charles S. lnglesby, Columbia;
grand obaplain, W. P. Smith, Spar
enburg; senior grand doacona, .1 P.
Duokett, Alubron, and P, L Mor
row, At.bevlIU; junior grand oeacom;
M. II Sandifer, Rock Hill, and (J, ll.
Roper, Laurens; grand stewards, J.
W. Rodgers, Darlington, and J W.
Roberta, Grconvlilo, grand marshall,
John Kennerly, C.kkcslur>; grand
pursuivant, W. T. Williams, Lineas
tei; grand tiler, W. A. Wmklcf,
Oharhston; dim riot deputy grand
masters, W. G. M;7.yck, Charleston;
S. H. Rodgers, Beaufort; R. A Gyles
Bleokv He; W. A. Gyles, Granitevtih ;
H 10. Nichols'li, 10'KI held; lt. A.
Coo i er, Laurens; M 1<\ Shirley, lt tb
erts; J. H. Bryan, Niwrj; A. S. Rm?
ell, Piedmont; B B li ?n ip, I nan;
G. Y. Hunter, Prosp rlty; L C. Har
riaon, Lancaster; J. 10 McDonald,
Wumsboro; W. (J. Divis, Maiming;
J. Harleston Riad, Georgbowc; W IO.
James, Dari lug toi ; J. C. Sellers, L it
ta; W.-L. Glaze, Orangeburg. The
delegates and i theirs of the grand
lodgs wore glv.ui a harbor oxeu-slon
and oyster roast at tho Islo af Palms
and otherwise entertained by the.
Charleston and Men it Pleasant Mi
sons. "Thc 15 Kellows of the. Craft"
met Wedncacia.y A number of obi
eera of the grand lodge were wu sta ai
tho dinner MU ved at the Charleston
N ur > Ofilia Burned.
The Columbia says Stato lia?lida
Carr, a ll?tie col- red girl six yearaold,
was burned HO seriously Monday night
that she died Tuesday. Tbe ci rou m
atancos were such that at ti rat sus
picion rested on a negro woman who
li ves in thc same hourn, but at the
coroners h quest hold Wednesday night
che facts a;? brought out Indicate that
tho alf ur was an accident. The e'olld
lived with her father, .loon C_rr, lust
north of the old race track on E m
wood avenue. She and others were
playing In tho lire and throwing pa
per Into tho ll imes. In some way ber
dross caught and before the others
o uld stop ber abc ran screaming into
the Held nearby. The burning dress
communicated the ll imes Lo t. e broom
sedge and lt was Impossible to rescue
the child frc in the neath that envoi
opod ber. Sue lingered but a short
time her body having b:;en charred In
?imf at tho Sultan.
One of the chlof elli eera of thc A'
banian bodyKuard of Abdul Hamid,
Sultan, has arrived at Gleneva, Switz,
orland, asa fugitive from Constantino
ple. Ho says a serious affair occured
sovoral nights ago in tho palace be
tween members of the bod y gan rd.
Tire sultan rushed to the se ne and
Some ono. In the crowd ;lred at thc
sultan, but tho bullet was th ll :oted
from the body by a coat of mall whloh
ho always wears. Tue sultan at once
returned to lils rooms and threatened
punlsbnenb of all olllcers. Tno t Ulcer
who reached hero saya ho il td lmmedl
ately after the .scene wa? enacted, and
be does not know what beeamo of thc
Ti,l>*ooo i>l?oi leight
The bobacco faotory at IOIkton. Ky.
owned by Mrs. M. B. IVnyok and op
erated by the American Sun If corn
patty, was blown up by dynamite ear
ly Tuesday morning. Thero was no
loss of lifo, but tho damage to to the
faotory is complete. There was no In
auranco on thc plant as tho insurance
company had only a fow days ago can
celled tho policy, owing to the excite
men!, occasioned In this locality by
the tactics of nomo t< b&OOO growers.
Tho force of tho expl si ns was felt
for a long distance. Several houses In
the vicinity wcro damaged as was the
Killed Them Ail
Wilban Mo Williams wis sontonoed
on M inday to ho hanged for tho mur
nor ui nm v.ii.i .um u?o M Brrl>
weeki ago at ludeponceix Iowa.
?enera. Robin's Visit to Aligns
ta, (ia.i Recalls Chivalry of
V FJtKRAL OFFIdfiF.
aptain fifty Smythe, Who Was Court*
martiale?* Because He Resigned
Rath^. Than Persecute De
fenceless Women and
Apropodtjjie coming visit to tho olty
r General^? P. S. Gobin, ot Penusyl
ania, asjtfnnounood In Wednesday
oorntng'sji?ue of The Chronicle and
ls presence? In tho stato last week, a
eporter fW?duosday ohanced upou a
lb of b|?j\lbtors of tho civil war,
itherto ?iapuhllshed, that morlts at
ention b$$abse of the interesting and
r?ubual stf?y of tbc refusal of an ortl
.r of a victorious army bo participate
i a orue?wppiesslon of a eocquered
Pocull?^l'joal Interest ls given the
Qcldent wVroason of the iaot that
he federate til zer who took this man
V and courageous stand, lu tho t os
f almoswMrtatn disgrace and punish
aent haaapr a score or moro years
cen an H?hored residenb of Augusba
nd ls nif&ess a personage that the
opular pflstmaster, Captain E. D.
mythe ^nis a blt of Ciptain Smy
h's rccord^hab lsnot generally known
o his m?j?Q' friends.
lt wlllmlji remembered that General
lobiu commanded bhe Pennsylvania
egiment;1rjhat was a member of bhe
ups .stationed herc during thc Span
ih-AmeMoan war. While ab Camp
IvKeuzlM?ol. Gobin was elected to
n lrapalwpt state c hico and ls at
resent lliratenant-governor of Penn
ylvania. ^He ls a past commander of
ho G. Amt., and also had charge of
he stateivroops during the great an
h rael te foal strike in Pennsylvania a
While I be re General Gobin JMMM|
umber pt- fast friends among whom
/as Oapuun Smythe. Hub bhey had
?ceome Mjqualntod long before that
orlod. "Their friendship was formed
urlug ti& bloody strife that has been
o aptly;jarmed "the time that trlod
den's sqtHA.M Aud they cam) to know
aoh ot?ifi?js a peculiar oapaolby bhat
or ved . ?l?f?KW?faiett upon them
lore th?n the ordinary intercourse
etweeu young olllcers lighting lu the
ame army would have done, as we
irougbt out by goneral G )bln him
elf, when Captain Smythe chanced
0 meet bim In Atlanta tho other day,
/hilo ho was In Georgia as a member
f the Pennsylvania delegation to An
"Boys," said General Gobin, grip
ling both of Capt. Smythe's band, in
gr^sp of gi oil fellowship, "lo k at
ld Smythe hero To S?C us now you
pould never think that wo once < rou
ib.d the respective positions ot di.fr?
lant and prosecutor, tut lt ls true, as
ic will himself . ll' m. He was once
urt-martlalod and 1 acted as judge
advocate, However, he got through
,11 right and ought to be proud of thc
xperlence which, I may say at this
1 is tar oe from the trying times of the
'xtles, but seved to emphasize and
lerpeiuate a nob'e stand taken by him
br thc principles of humanity that
ibould merit for him the esteem of all
j Uth?rn people and brave men eve ry
This trial referred to herc by G<m
;ral Gobin was one of Mic most mom
uabloexperiences In Captain Smythe's
lareer, While e mmandor of Company
}, 90bh New York Volunteers, he was
itatloncd with his regiment at li ;y
Wost, Ela., during the winter and
ipring of lSG.'l It was tbere that the
whole altair occured and Capt. Smythe
.till preserves and c .eristics all thc
oapers In c nnectlon with it, st .o of
which are now sadly tatteret' from
Hindling and yellow with age. Ho
?asaopyof tho whole proceedings
is kept in the war office at Washing
jon, the original copy of the c'iargos
ind specifications In bbc beautiful and
cglble bandwrl'lng of tho clerk,
liy po writers being then unknown,
which was served upon him, and of a
oand bl ll, remarkable like those of tho
preisont day containing the order
which was the oauso of the whole
trouble. Io large type lt ls headed
"Attention!" and reads aH follows:
"Headquarters, Island of Koywest,
'U. S. Barracks, Feb. nth, 18?3.
' General Order No. 10:
"In accordance with Instructions
received from Headquarters, Dep't of
the South, the famille? of all persons
(white) residing within tho limits of
this Command, who hava hucbands,
brothers, or sons In lionel employment,
will hold themselves In readiness to
embaik on board of the lirst available
Transport, for Hilton Head, 8. C.,
with a vlow of being placed wibliln
tho rebel lines.
"Thc heads of snob familios will re
port In person bo tho Her..dquarters
without delay, nor?, notice wiii be
given as to thc Transport and timo of
' By command of
"JOH S MOUUAN,
"Col. 00th Rog't. N. Y. Vols.
"O nnmandlnu Post."
"W. T. Wooloy,
"Lieut, and Pos-, Adjt "
Tho harshness of the inhuman order
that tho families of Confederate sold
iers be placed within tho Confederate
lines aroused tho indignation of all,
oven thc olllcers of Col. Morgan's own
command, and they held a meeting
threo days lator todlsou-s the mat
ter. After iong consideration lb was
decided that thero was nothing they
could do. Howovor, Capt. Smythe's
sense of Justice would not submit tc
tho proceedings, and with character
istio frankness he deolarod, "GenUe
men, wc did nob como South to make
war on women and children, bub lc
light for our country. This ls an un
ii?iy proceeding that ? cannot ?'.ut
for, and for my part If 1 can't no any
thing i'lKi' I will resign. " This he did
dp and refu\ed lo withdraw despite
the u'glrg of Gol. Mo? gan, who ao
cording had hhn c urb-tnartialed,
M?nerai Ordeis No. J18. dated
"War D partaient, Adjutant Omer
o's 001 je, Washington, Maroh 24th,
I bul," gives an aocount of the trial.
U was during a general court-martial
which was' convened at Fort Taylor,
Maroh 23 1803, Major W. H. Gansier,
47 ih Penusylvania Volunteers, pres d
lng. Oapt. Smythe was arraigned
aod tried on th reo d? fieront oharges,
moludli g live specifications, alleging
hat ho parlolpated ina mutinous
meeting, which did not attempt to
suppress, which did not inform hi?
commanding i m..mr of, that tendered
ols resignation at a critical time, and
refused to withdraw it when urged
Ho was found "not guilty" of all
chargea and np' o'.Qoatlons save the
fhhtspco lloatlon of oharge three'(not
withdrawing lita resignation when
asked by his superior office;), the re
port on this future being "Guilty ex
oept the words "Insist upon its being
forwarded at a timo when there were
apprehensions of a general resistance
to tho exeoutlon of an order . from
headquarters of tho Department of
The following ls the verdlot: "And
thc court being of the opinion that
thero was no criminality, does there
fore acquit him." Cipt Smythe was
later reinstated to his old e immaud.
It is interesting to note that as a
result of this cruelty Gol. Morgan was
removed from c m maud of the post.
"Olll-dai It cords of Union and Con
federate N ivies, Series 1. volume 17,
pago 370," contains a copy of the
order and a r< quest for Morgan's re
moval on account of tts inbuanity by
It^ar Admiral Theodore Bailey, oom
manding tho Elstern Gulf blockading
JEWKL8 SAVED BY DREAM,
Salesman Woko (Jp In Time to Frigh
ten Burglar Away.
Louis Popkln, a Jewelry salesman
of Kanias City arrived In New York
four days ago, with $2.300, which he
carried in a bolt around his waist, and
a satchel, which ho says contains 811,
OOO worth of samples. He hired a j
room lu tho boarding housed
at 142 Clinton street, and
secret of tho treasurej
tho hfilftfl^LHfl Btftl//
noose was revjlvlhg""fBH MJMTIO a
H?roe tornado raged without. Then
suddenly the roof caved In, and he
woke up justin time to seo a mau
groping under the bed. The burglar
Hid, and Popklu quiokly placed his
that the b ?lt was gone. Ha ran do vn
too stairs In his night oloths, but the
ourglar was nowhere lu sight when
h?* roached the street.
He found a policeman at tho noxt
corner and when they went bs,ck t'
Investigate they founa money strewn
m the h ills and on the stairways
. i (g to Pipkin's room. They
gathered up $1,300, whet the burg
?ar mu it hav dropsied ouu of tho belt
s li ! rao. T ie sue ?el wai safe.
Max Adler, of 103 Broom* street was
on s quontly arrested on suspicon of
hoing ibo thief.
Death Lisi Ol t ? ' B.
According to H gu res compiled by
thc L.j,ko Marine Nows bureau, thc
death list on the G rael Lakes during
the season now dosing has been thc
heaviest of any year slnoe big steel
vessels began to be used on the lake.
A tot il of 215 lives were lost.,. OT
these, 110 were lost during the three
gr?at. storms of this fall. Tho remain
ing 00 were lost by falling overboard
and like causes. During the season of
1004 only 40 lives were lost on the
Great Lakes, this being tho smallest
loss on record, and only two of these
were due to shlwrecks. Lake*Erie,
which led tho list of dead for a num
of yearn, this season gave place to Lake
Superior, whore 05 sailors were lost, as
compared with 10 for Lake Erie, 38
for Lake Huron, 15 for Lake Michi
gan, 10 for Lake .Ontario, ll for tho
Detroit and Sb. Clair river passage,
and 0 for the Soo passage.
Sheriff T. It. BlounbThursday night
was ovorpowored by prisoners In tho
McIntosh County, Ga , jail awaiting
a guard from the Sbato ponotentb.iy
and James Hinton escaped. Dick
WllHpn and Hinton attacked the
sherill'and tho deputy. Thc shorllf
had to shoot Wilsou before he could
subdue him and keep him from folio ?.
lng Hinton. Another prisoner named
N as worthy gave tho alarm and did not
try to escape, hut assisted the shorllf.
A posse went in pursuit of Hinton,
b"t returned after an unsuccessful
Minn Ailee lo lOngagctl.
Formal announcement was made
late Tnursday afternoon by tho Prov
ident and Mrs. Roosevelt of the cn
gagement of their daughter, Allen
Lea It loscvelt, to Nicholas Longworth
R ?presentable In Congress from the
First district of Ohio, one of tho Cin
cinnati districts. Coupled with the
announcement that tho wedding will
bake place about the middlo of nexb
February. While arrangements for
tho wedding have nob been nude, it
ia expected bimi it will cccur ub thu
Who Killed Him.
Tho correspondent of tho Evening
Standard at Vi rc nea wires that newa
red ived from Novesba, Russia, sayfi
that assassination of General Sakarog
was by a blacksmith disguised as a
woman. He prebended to bo deaf and
dumb in order to reaoh Sakahart ft
lb is said that after ho was oapburcd
bbe assassin was freed by tho revolu
tionists and sent aoross tho frontlei
?'.,.... . >.
Pour persons were drowned In the
Montaghela rlvoras Mio result of th?
passenger steamer It isohito collldli fi
w th tho towboat John F. Klein, and
sinking in fourteen feet of wator. All
tho dead were employed on the steam
eras dock hands and woro drowned
while asleep. Tho boat oarrled four
teen passagers, but all wore gottc;
to shore safely!.
TO m LOOKKb INTO.
The Bcdy of Pargm May Yet Be
Coroner of Darlington Ordered to|
Mhow Causo Why New Inquest
- MO ou io Not bo Hold.
A dispatch from Darlington to The
State says upon petition of cor tain
polloyholdcrsin tbe Fidelity In usance
company of Philadelphia, in which
company lt b ;rt Keith Dargan, de
oeasvd, helo a policy for $26 OOO, Judie
Watte has ordered J. L danton, cor
of this ooun'y, to appear b fore him
at Oaeraw 3aturday and soov oamel
why the inquest held b him immedi
ately upon the death of Hubert IC il th
Dargan should not be sot aside and a
now one held.
The Fidelity Mutual policyholders
will be represented by Stcvanson &
Matheson and E. R. Mciver of Cbc
raw and Spears & Dennis of Darling
ton. J. L. Clanton will be represented
by Mdlor & Lawson of Darlington, F.
FI. UalklnBOf Philadelphia will appear
as petitioner for the pulley holders.
The Fidelity Mutual has persistent
ly refused to pay the 825,000 to the
wife of the insured on the grouud that
there is no satls'aotory proof of the
death of R. K. Dargan. Attorneys for
company will likely argue that the
Inquest was improperly held, while
thone for the coroner will hold that it
wt s properly conducted. Considerable
Interest is oentored in tho dcoiaion of
this oaso. ?
Robert IC sith Dargan carried only
840,000 insuranoo at the timo of his
death. Tue entire amount wan held
in two companies, $15 000 and $25
000, in tho Equitable of New York
and the Fidelity Mutual of Phlladel
Messrs. A. R. bruce & Donn, rep
resenting the Eq dtable, o&mo here in
August to look into the matter jp?'1
paid the po.icy held against thsy^um
pany. TL.? local agent, M/> ?vrd, aid
ed these gentlemen ' -;?*eir Investiga
tions and th? policy of
ftcalkluft of P.liladel
. . , LI Williams of Columbia I
ore buyyff tne Fidelity Mutual,
. rr, a ?ti) bore at the same time in
)Lfating the ease.
J J\ the above amount ($40,000), $5,
LuO goes to his daughi er, $25,000 to
nts wife and $10,00 to his es .ate
^%4? O. Lide ann L. E. Williams, Jr..
who ^?oro appointed receivers of ?he
Darlington Trus<j Company at the tim'
lt fallal with the Independent O.I
company last summer, have been tn
J >luod by tlio court; ooo to ai-ll the real
estate at present io possession tf this
. ! >uvvc : about
wound up their dutiesoiud wished 'to
sell the real estate for a linal settle
ment but a prote-.t wax raised by some ]
u' tho creditors and ht cklvkiers.
Some Of the pr ?pm y is In belg tVlon
audit waa couddcrod inoppir.uu:
,nd Impractical to sell at prestno
Special Ju ige ..Bebet was applhd t
hold up tho s?le and acting ou the
I : s* lm ji y In tho cist he has oidercd
it not to Od sold.
A lat? r dlsp'itOh from Darlington
>ays Judy e Wults refused to have the
hody taken up
Can't Hanot? Skunk tikins.
A man eau not sell poteoat skins and
deliver the United States mail from
Mio same wagon at the Name time
without, getting In trouble with the
Post?nico Department. This was es
tabllbhed when Mr. DeGraw, the
fourth assistant postmaster general,
received a complaint from a farmer
living at Littlo Hocking, Washington
county, Ohio, who declares that the
rural free delWery oarrlor who bringa
hiH letters and newspapers disposes of
poleoat skins as a side lino. Tho com
plainant further says that his letters
and newspapers exude a very disagree
able odor as a result of this contact
with the skins, and that he thinks
the department should make the car
rier out out the sido line or resign
from the government service. Tne
rules of thc department allow a rural
carrier to carry on other business, pro
vided it does not interfere with his
deliveries, and Mr. De G aw is trylr g
to llguro out whether tula ls a suttl
(leiusod'to iVsr'j -Mer.
Miss A. ChaiTco Drake, who claims
to bo a wealthy young woman of
Ilendersonville. N C., arrived In
Chester, Pa., T nirsday night after
coming ono thousand irilles from F?.r
naudzz, Fia., to become toe bride of
Hawkes S. Thomson, a youth of
eighteen years of age, who cann to
Chester two months ago from Fortda
After tho woman arrivjd in the city,
her Intended husband refused to have
anything to do with her, statlt g that
his people would not allow him to
marry. Miss Drake wont to a looal
boarding heine, and although she
made every effort to intorvlew the
young man, she was refused admit
tance to the house of his aunt, Mrs.
Thomas A. Devers, whero ho h
stopping. Thomson says ho never
intended marrying the woman.
Miss Drake is thirty-live years of age
beautiful and vory relined and eduoa.
ted. Soo has telegrams and lottora
from Thompson asking her to como
hero to bo married.
Pardon ll. fused.
Govornor Hoy ward Friday refused
to take any action in tho petition
sent in by the friends of R. F. and J.
H. Riokey, of Anderson. Tneaa
broth rt* b carno involved lo a row
with Sherill Green last summer on
the day a speech was made in thai
town by Senator Tillman. The sher
11? was dangi rnusly out aud thc
brothers wero tried and sentenced tc
ono and three years respectively.
Tue petition presentod to the govor
r.or was for a commutation to a tine
but as the case l. now before tho su
prcme ootirt ho followed bis usual ous
tom and declined to Interfere.
. '? 1 1 .
Hlasluid His Wife.
At Philadelphia, Pa., af tor an a)
night quarrel, John Meyers, age 41
years, stabbed his wife, aged ay yoar
three timos in the breast oar y Thurs
day morn!, g and then plunged lil
imito lu .u ids Own ohfcs? and slashei
his throat, both will probably die.
A MOB KILLS
Five linndrcd Jews, Being In
cited By the Priests
The Church Endorsed the Slaughter of
the Poor Helpless People. Sol?
diera Meeting at St. Peters
burg Demanda Strike Set"
A dispatch from Sb. Petersburg,
Russia, raya a report- of a fresh mas
nacre of Jaws, lu wbicb over 500 per
sons were killed, rc ched here Thurs
day morning from Turkish Yolhynia.
T JO massacre was incited by a local ?
priest, who oalled on the Christians
bo risa an 1 exterminate the Jew* A
great mob attacked all Jewish shops,
killing and abusing all Jews that fell
Into their bauds. Tao few Jsws that
.scaped from the mob are destitute.
Following the massacre, the priest,
wbo incited outrage, p readied a sar
mon, in which be praised tho awful
deod. Thc kc vi ecolastastloal auth
orities ordered an acxmnt printed and
diKtribubed broadoasb thro ighout the
country. It is feared tho result of this
action will bo to Incito fresh massac
re? of J aws.
Mubtuy has broken cut among tho
solo let s in tho city, al thougla te i*Vm-*
possible bo say ho\y TOfl ms lt ls. Four
regiments hav? joined In a nobles
which JJ^H senb bo workingmen, In
which i?n y Bay: "You need not fear
tho buroauoraoy any longer. We are
wlbh you and you are resolved to anni*
htlabo all roaoblouarlos. If ordered to
tire on you we will nob do so. We will
not 8puare oarbrldges, bub they wUl
not h ) direcbed agalnsb you."
Tue Sb. Petersburg b m rao Thurs
day sent a deputation to Count Witto
to urge him to settle the postal and
telegraph strike at once. Tho delega
tion told Witte that the government '/
should surr* udor to all the demands of
strikes If that was tho only way to
end the strike.
Tue action of the czar In Issuing a
decree whereby the power? of local
provincial governors and greatly wid
ened, ls hailed by the revolutionists
as a great viotory for thom. The con
ferring of suo i powers, tbe rosolution
tsis sc><te, is au admission tuat o ?li
bral government no longer exists in
Ru mia and . that, tho ozir ls unable
longer to dlicot provincial aftu'rs from
S*. Petersburg, and a?oordtngly bas
delegated ins power? t'? loo?i authori
ties, many of wm m are sjppor. ? rs of
tue revolutionary uioyem nt It.volu
. iona' h s d- Ciare tuat by this aot ?he
czar ?as er?oi o ?Hy ce^liTOned him
silt ri#Vywhere bub tu S ? P^jeHu-*
uurg R ?Hbi* is no lunger a cohesive
statti, but si?opjy ? c ? leo.t n of pro
vinces ruled t>y a h sis of little ezam
dib widely divergent views as to
liow to de*l with revolution.
L^ador.s of tho ravolu -lunary move
ment intel d tn try t.o Isolate all pro
tidal g iveruors R volutlonists here
vi nc.-v ? a lotter from Henry
Sicuwiewlcz, tho P 1 sh -uthor, and
ii), cou Pyloj, lu wheo tboy declare
thai P land iu?s no do*ir ? to ostablish
au Independent oouubry, but wishes
to rem .in in un o i with R.isala. The
letter bas created an. Xo^Uent Impres
sion. It has h?en read m numerous
ni36tlngs whor?^rosolublons have been
adopted declaring that lt ls the ambi
tion of the Risdau people to work
with bho Polos for Ubiety.
Tho Belgian steam ONES,
lumber laden, from MuMENTS,
ooheilo. Franc, wentf ?n , " (|
near tho Little h' . .
station at 4 o'olcA n ,,,iy V ')T ol
and ls in a Coast Lin,
r lii.iu I'a^engcx^pl^^
J0- ! ,AV,i. it, atorm con
JMWeruoon au ? the gov
savers aro having grea,t
diiflWlby In saving bhe orow from the
knolgoon. Tnua far only fivd of the
row have been rescued. lb ls sup
posed bbab fifteen or ?ix teen lives yob
on bho ship are lu great dan
I u'o V IOUIOH.
The miking house, or upper "punch
ing" dcpartm...)t. or the Dupont pow
dor mills,'located eight miles north of
Birmingham, Ala., blew up Wednes
day morning and Uve men met ? Hor
rible death. Tneexplo3loa waa. heard
for 15 milos. Tue man who weiro kill
ed were employed In the mixing de
partment, aud-whlle in has been tho
rulo nob to allow mush powdor or dy
namite In these separate rooms, there
was enough bo blow bho building iubo
Mnlbhercones. Parts of bhe bodies
were found In bree tops a quarter of A
mi ie away from tho scene of the ex
Col. Win. ?Miikd.
Tue Columbia Rocord says Mr. W.
G. Smlbh, of Orangeburg, formerly a
lieutenant col mel on tho slaff of Gov
ernor Hey ward, has been promoted to
positon of commissary gonoral to fill:
bno plaoa mada vacant by the deabhv,
of ?Iou. Altamont Moses. Mr. WU:
liam Banks, of Columbia has been
appointed lieu tenant colonel in Mr.
About * i?OK.
John K gctnar, a young man bf
Chattanooga, Tenn, .struck an Old
pedkler named Rlloy ll I loton over the
?mad on M nd ay, fracturing hts skull,
in ?cause tue peddler kicked the young
?hot ml Killed.
i ?? ? . ..iv. nlVitiin M is vv\ nnaA n 4
?'Mii??., VI I y WlkVUv) pVUVI UAMMUU Vi v
Hamilton, Ga., on Saturday night fid
Daniel Wnlbe was saut, and killed by
Shok" Strickland, colored. Strick
. ?..j,..... Wi? ?
It is sall tuore are 14,000 deserted
wives in Chicago. Tnt dos not ln
olud 5 tho divorced ories tlifel? nuaa
ber being muoh great JV.