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BENNETTSVILLB, 8. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1906.
Brave Young Woman Fights for
Life and Honor
AGAINST A MUND.
Bob Davis Attempted io Ravish mid Mer
lin- Young Lady in Oreenwood Comi
ty Then Moles Successful
Atiempt on a NegrG
A dispatch from Greenwood to Th?
State sayB ono of tho moBt diabolical
attempts at criminal assault possible
was made Tuesday upon tho person of
Miss Jennie Brooks, tho 20-year-old
^ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Krooka
bf thc Mt. Moriah ?potion of tho QCUO
' ty, by a negro named Hob l>&vls. The
flend did not accomplish his purpose
but he carne near murdering MIKB
.Brooks who is not yet out of danger.
Tho orimo is a horrible one. Mr.
'Brooks ls a farmer who lives between
Greenwood and Mt. Moriah church,
about four and a half milos from town.
He is a very successful farmer and hat.
accumulated property. In oonneot'on
with his farm ho runs a storo. Tue
store building is about 60 yards or leen
from bin house. The public road runs
between tho two.
lb is a very pubilo place and lt.
seems incredible that the fiend would
have been so bold as to attempt thc
orlme lu this place and in open day
light. It ls the. custom of the family
to keep the store looked and to open
when customers come. Tuesday Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks had gone to attend a
protracted meeting a& Rehoboth.
They left their two eldest daughters.
Misses Jennie and Nalo, and their
grandmother, Mn?, lhrlong, at home.
The grandmother uses a rolling ohalr,
being a confirmed invalid. Miss Jennie
was oall'-d to the atore by some negro
customers and while they were there
4the negro Hob Davis came In.
She says who did not like tho neg
ro's loot 3. Ho waited until the others
had tote out of tho store, then he
asked to see some shoes. He selected
a pair and then bought a pair of
pants, then he told her he wanted
some bf ooo. She told him she wat
out of bacon. Ile pointed to some
that h ul t eil him in tue box and she
came from behind tin cuiuter to get
it. As sho did so he grabbed up UK
? tp*at knife and came towards her say
Jug: "You are what I want."
Miss Brooks, who was perfectly oooi
when relating her awful experience,
says she saw an iron bar before her
and attempted tc grtt lt to defend her
self. The uegro made a morderoui
onslaught with the knife and sin
threw up her hands Involuntarily t<
her face. The blow of tho knife al
most severed two of her lingers. Ai
soon as she dropped her hands, b
again struck at ber with the knife,
this time making a ghastly wound ii
This wound lo about four Inohet
long and missed thc carotid arteries
hy the mere fraction of an inch. Witt*
her blood sputtlng from the wound lr
her throat and disabled In her right
arm by the other wound, Miss llrook*
successfully fought elf her assailant,
finally in some way securing the knlfo
thoug h she says she does not know how
sho got lt
The thing that saved her was a
passerby. Mr. John Tolbert, coming
to town in hid buggy, passed the
store. The passing frightened lb*
negro. He Hid and Miss Brooks
oame to tho door and had strength
enough leit to oall to Mr. Tolbert.
jQHe had heard, ho said, a peoullai
noise in the store, but led her to the
gate, where he was met by her sister,
who said she would take her lu and
for him to go for help to oatoh the
negro. He did so. lu a short time
men wero lea vic g town in droves.
Dr. G. P; Neel went to tho wounded
girl a? once in an automobile, Mr.
Tolbert having caught him by 'phone
gflferom tho nearest.'phone to the Itrooks
^Unonne. Dr. Neel think!, she will re
After his attempted assuault on
Miss Urook8 the fiend went to tho
home of a colored woman on the hell
place and there made an assault on a
negro woman whose name could not
bo learned. In this attempt he wa?
successful. The description of the
negro Uta exactly hob D.ivis and there
is no doubt that the tame bond com
milted both crinaos. If caught the
bend will bc lynched.
Terri bio TrAgoUy.
A terrible tragedy took place a few
miles from Anderson on last Saturday
night, in which Mr. T. F. Drako, one
of tho most pn minent farmers in the
county, w>s killed by J. Aden IC mer
son, who is tn charge of tho county
chaingang. The killing occurred at
the borne of Mr. Drake, iOnereon
had gone to Mr. Drake's lieuse
clandestinely, and was discovered in a
room with Drake's daughter. Kmcr
4F*n claims that Drako discovered him
in the room rn I opened lire on him,
and thaL he had to shoot to keep from
being killed. Oni shot struot Mr.
Drake, entering tho body under the
right aim and o< ming out on tho op
poslte shlo Of tho body, Mr. Darke
fell and died almost tnnt.nntly,
Killed hy ?'UU j Am H.
A elifcpatoh from Manila says first
Lloub. John F James and tv*o priv
ates of tho 10 gi th Infantry, v*Jth
Contract) Surg? o-i Ct'v'n Snyder a?, el
Intorna) Rwenui C >l ector Willi? m ir
Wllliaor.S, were killed Thumlay after
noon, in a hand-to-hand light with a
for?a of Pu IA lines a-. Julita, island of
Lejto. Thc detachment, which con
sisted of ten men, was greatly out
num fi'jfl, bu o m. do v gallant light.
The Pulajanc.8 captured th ce pistols,
four Krag-.Iorgensen rides and three
hundrod round of ammunition.
HEY WA BD MONOM!).
THIIK.H THOUSAND THOOIM ltB
VI IO WK I) HY OU ll ?OVIO UNO lt.
Tho Demonstration Was Superb anl
Was All That Any Ono Could
A dispatch from Chattanooga to
The News and Courier says from
bwenty-tl ve hundred to three thousand
troops turned out Friday afternoon to
do honor to Governor Hov wurt, of
South Care lina. It was a superb Bpco
taelo, and a gratifying d?monstration,
uarollna's governor came to Oblcha
mauga to extend thc hand of obeer
and well done to tho 2nd regJmeut,
and the throe regiments of Georgia
troops, the 17 di Infantry of regulars,
the 12^h cavalry and a battery of ar
tillery turned out to do honor to their
comrades of tho Second and Governor
ileyward and hiB nt : iv.
Governor Ileyward went to the
oamp about noon, and was mot by
Capt. Ferguson, representing Gen.
Bubb, in command of the camp. Gov
ernor Hoyward, Gen. Fish, Gen. Wilie
Jonea, Col. Henry T. Thompson, Col.
Robt. W. Hunt, Col. August Kobn,
Col. Jaynes, Mr. Georgo L. Raker and
Wm. D. Melton, went to the head
quarters of the 2nd regiment lu camp
carriages and Cols. Watkins, Folk,
Moore, Kvans, Irby, Bateman, Banks,
D. O. Herbert and Fd Clark mounted
the horses kindly supplied through
Gen. Bubb. All arrived in cmp as
they started except Fd Clark, who
changed mounts as the seventeen guns
were fired In salute of Governor Hey
ward's arrival lu the camp of the
South Carolina troops. "Cia^kl"
"oraofc I" for icventi?en salutes roared
tho cannon as the Governor and bis
esc >rt drove Into oamp.
At the head of tho linc was a troop
from thc 12th oavalry, whloh aoted as
mecial escort. A brief stop was made
at Col Thom peon's headquarters.
Governor Ileyward, and tho mern
be*s of his stalT, were warmly greeter!
by the Carolina soldiers. In a few mo
ments, Gon. Bubb and bis sta IT arrlv
ed and lt was not long before they
were taken Into thc Carolina. It bad
rained all morning and was quite
threatening. When Gon. Bubb atked
Governor Hey ward whether to go on
with tho review or not. Governor
ileyward suggested that ho wished to
nilt tho pleasure of Gan. Bubb and
?he men. Tho review was held and it
was Indeed a most thrill!ug sight to
witness ono company of soldiers after
Another march by and then see gallop
ng the sturday mon and then tearing
dong with olatter and fury tho grim
cannon of the artillerymen.
G6U. Bubb and Governor Heyward
?Ith their staffs flreViuSpe.Ctod the
troops that were lined along the field
es far as tho vision readied, then
hey took their plaoes for tho beauti
First oame the 17th infantry with
its line baud, Col Vanarsdalo, of this
ng i mont i took his pl?oe nex: to Gen.
Hubb and Governor Heyward. Then
came the three regiments of Georg
ans, then the 2 id South Ctrolina,
hen tlie regular cavalry, and the ar
After Hie review the oavalry and ar
tillery gave a thrilling exhibition ol
lorscmansbip and drilling. It ls such
exhibitions as this that make A merl
cans think all the more of their coun
try. The 2d South Carolina, under
Col. Thompson, made a line showing.
Lt ls a tine regiment. Col. Thompson
?as accompanied by lils staff, mount
ed, and the battalions were command
id by Majors Ltproomb, Culler and
Yeadon. The companies were com
manded by Capts. Van Tuscon, JOP.
R. Allen, Christie Bennet, Lleuts.
David ICohn, CiaiTy, Moseley, Brice.
lOppu, Rawlins, King, Doar, and Shu
After tile r.view Govern .r Hey
ward and lils stair visited th? 2nd reg
i ment, and then made a brief oilier. 1
call on Gen. Bubb, who was profuso In
?ls coniucKndatlon of Col. Tnompson's
regiment. Ho told Governor Heyward
'what he thought tills had been tho
best week of military training lie had
.?ver seen. Thc boys of the 2d upon
returning to oamp, promptly bogan
work, getting ready to leave for home.
The 2nd loaves here shortly after mid
night, and Col. W. W. Lewis, of the
1st, will be herc to morrow ready for
work. Governor and his st..IV expect
to visit Col. Lewis and lils n gi ment
Monday, but will do so without th
pomp and dtoplay of to-day.
The Carolina boys take well here.
I They are inline spirits and health,
and were, proud of their Governor and
his silk hat to-day
Governor Ileyward and lils party
will leave here Monday night at 10. IO
o'clook for home over tho Southern
Raliway, via Ashville.
wmto Prisoners Mavtlorod.
H. H. Trawlok and Sam Chandlor,
wliito men, confined in tho Angelina
county Jail, Texas, were found dead
in their 0*11, Thursday morning, the
skulls of both men being crushod, and
John Wilson, held on a minor oharge
and who was oontincd In tba same cell
ls held charged with having murdered
his cell mates, While denying that
he oommltted tho orlmo Wilson lias
made a number of 00til ctlng state
ments concerning tho tragedy. Ile
deolarcs that at oic timo during the
night he dlsooveted tho men lighting
und separated them. An earthorn
cuspidor found lu the cell was evl
dently the weapon used. It ls be
lieved thc P* **i wer? HI led while they
Now MIHI ttiranico lulaitd,
Capt. Truebrldge, of tho steamship
Northwestern, Wednesday displayed
a pilot' graph that he brought from
tue North, taken by an tllluer of the
revenue critter l'jrry, of a newly for
mer lying Hf ty n lies west of Dutch
Harbor, directly between tho Bogo
ilof Islands, commonly known as Cas
ilo and Fire Islands. Tho now island
made Its llrst appear? ?ice during June
and ls now DOO feet high. Tho length
could not be ascertained as Perry
could not get close enough to mako an
accurate mcasuroment. Clouds of
stearn arise from Its summit and it ls
surrounded by boiling water.
And Governor Heyward Goes to
the Scene and .
TB I ES TO SAVE HIM.
Thc Governor Plead Eloquently and Ear
nestly With thc Crowd tn l.ct the
Uaw Take I's Course. But
(he Crowd Resp* ctlully
Declined to Do So.
Hob Davis, tho Ilond who attempted
to assault a whlto girl and who really :
succeeded In assaulting a oolored girl,
hus been caught and lynched. After
the orlrae waa committed on Tuesday
a big crowd of mon and boys of both
raoes went to hunt down the fiend. !
Tbey searched swamps and houses 1
and never did the /.sal slaoken. They
meant to catch that negro, and they
meant to kill him, and that ls thc
whole Btory. For forty-eight houri
the hunt kept up without abatement, ,
and then it was rewarded, thirteon or
fourteen miles away from tho little
Store in thu Whitehall section, where
Bob Davis attempted his crime and
bis murder. Wili Brooks saw a hoad <
oloso up against a log. Tho body was ?
proStrato, covered with cane, but the ]
head showed. Brooks aud John Will- ,
lama caught the negro, aud it was not
long beroie ho was h 1 and under es
cort, started for tho u euc nf hisorlmc ?
Abeu", this limo there w .. a Gover
nor lu Columbia with a deep .. ne of '
prldo In his State, who wu? worried '
and pftoing his ellice. The sheriff of 1
tho county had telegraphed him that !
if DAVIS was caught ho feared a lyn- ij
ohing, and be asked for holp. Guver- *
cor Hayward consul tod friends in 1
Greenwood, and realized that first of J
all tho negro might not be caught, J
and if he should be, that tho temper :
of the people was such that armed 1
troops might lead to bloodshed and I
useless loss of lifo. He thought over 1
the whole situation. No posse could (
be assembled In thc neighborhood, he '
thought, to defend the would be-rav '
isher should he tie caught. To order '
out tho militia might load to blond
shed. It would have been premature
and had tho militia boen here D ivis 1
would hardly liave been brought tr (
the house for personal Identillcatlon. ;
G jvernor H dy wa td thought, perhaps,
uo Opuld move tho people to a realiza- 1
tlon of their duty as citizens and mon 1
ny a personal appeal to <let, the law, 1
take Its oourse. Ile went oyer the -
whole thing and felt that the people J
might heed him a> G )vomor of South 1
Carolina, pleading fur law and order,
lt was a patriotic and au unusual re 1
sort for a Governor to virtually gc
down on his knees and plead and boy.
ind implore that the law take its ?
course Perhaps some day it may ao j
I'omplish good. Thursday lt was u e '
less. Thc circumstances of the assault,
the young woman In tire room tlft>
feet away, the loug and wo*ry search
the record of tho negro the bloody gar
ments all conspired to make the eic
q uenoo, the forco and the earnestness
f (?J vernor Hey ward's appeal for lav
fall on deaf ears.
There had been a wreck near
Ubappell, on thc Columbia anc
Greenville Hoad, aud the train with 1
Governor Hevward on board arriver
at Ninety-Six about 4 o'oleck Thurs [
day af ter nc^on. lt was seen thal
there was excitement and lt was soon
?earned that the searohershad a negri 1
and were on their wav to the home '
of J. P. Brooks to have the mar
Identified. Governor Hey ward talked J
r.o the State Senator Brooks. Kormci *
Representative Klnard, Capt. Frasei i
and other citizens at thc station at
Ninety-Six. They all told him the 1
same thing, that he could hardly *
hope to do any good, as thc crowd i
meant death to avenge the outrage j
As soon as possible arrangementfc 1
wore made to take the Governor to 1
the Brooks home, eight milos av/ay. ;
When he arrived thorc bc found a
orowd of tlfty or sixty determined 1
mou thorc. J
Thc store in which thc outrage was 1
attempted was open and a?rons the 1
road was the neat oottage in whicl
Miss Jennie Brooks lay. There wen
women folk about. Governor Hey
ward made himself and his mission
known. Ho was cordially received, (
but was frankly told that there wat 1
no earthly chance for him to save the
negro should he provo to be the right
man. Ho went about in the orowd
i but got no sign of help or enoourage
mont. The mon wore there with
pistols and guns mady to kill. They
were not mi re boys on a lark, but
men with gray hairs and determina
tion. Tliey carno with their coats
off and a deep-set vengeance. Gov
ornor I loy ward v/as asked Into the
house to get a bite to eat. Ho sug
gested that the law take Its course.
Tho women folk Hashed that they
would act as mon if need be. Gover
nor Hi y wai "I thought ho might gol
Mr. J, Pett Brooks, the father of the
young woman, and a sturdy man, to
help him; but no, ho, too, wanted
il ilok vengeance. Ho even wanted
one negro humed.
lt looked hopeless from the very
stait. Finally the cavalcade onrno up
to the house with tho burly negro
tied. Thc crowd had grown. The.
news had spread and from far and
near carno mon with their ti rearms.
Men (rom Greenwood, from aoove and
below Greenwood, and even from
Abbeville, woro there. How many
guns were thero, Heaven only knows
At least f>()0, and counting pistols,!
twice that numil, r, and perhaps more.
Kouv neon literally dragged Davis
Into the room to show him to Mit s
brooks. Toe crowd was so thick tua1,
lt was dlfftoulfc to got ulm into the
house, but he was Dually takon Into
tho room and Miss Brooks identllled
ulm beyond ouostlon. She had no
doubt In his Identification, and he was
: -illy recognl/iblo. Davis was thon
takon back by his captors to the bug
gy In whloh ho was brought. Gov
ernor Hoy ward was asking that tho
negro bo turned over to tho tflloers
of the law. The orowd asked that be
be heard. Sovetal boards wore placed
across tho angles of the front yard
feooo and Governor Hoy ward was
pulled up on the boards. The Brooks
house ls about 100 yards from the
sloro. Around the yard ls a picket
fence. In one anglo was Govornor
Hoy ward's Impromptu stand, and in
tho other front angle was tho guard
with the negro. It ls well to note
these relative position*; Gov?rnor
Hoy ward was Intensely lu earnest. Hs
was almost pale with excitement
when he mounted tho little stage
There was applause, and as he spoke
the oro wein ci iee red the man, the Gov
error they all felt and know was do
lng his c.uty. Sumo one suggested
that tho hurrahing might disturb
Miss Brooks, and Governor Hoy ward
hogged that tho audienoo bo quiet as
this was a most serious matter, and
out of rcspcot to the women and siok.
Governor Hoy ward literally had
guns to the right and loft of bim, to
tho front and to the rear. The mon
were deeply In earnest and listened.
Govornor Heyward said he oame
alone, exoept that thoro wcro two
nowBpaper men with him, citizens of
South Carolina, just as ho was. He
said bo came unarmed, unassisted
and alone to plead for law and order.
Then came applause, and tinnily Gov
ernor Hey ward stopped it. Governor
Hoy ward said he might have orderod
t-roops to the scene, and even these
might have b.on useleus, but ho did
not wish to have further trouble. Ho
;i me from Columbia, ho weut
JU Lo say, to outer his plea
is Governor of tho great
?itato of South Carolina that the law
3e allowed to take its course. He bo
loved tho mon presont would seo lt
is ho did, and the great wrong and
<reat In justice thati would bo done
.he State if ibo orowd took tito law in
ts owli hands.
"Lat tho law take its courso" lr
begged. I am a South Carolinian just
ihe same as you are. 1 bavo a wife
ind family at home for whom I have
?he same attachment that you ah
:avo. I, too live lu the country
Perhaps when I was in Colleton 1
ived more remotely from neighbors
;han any if you,and I assure you 1
inow how you all feel. Still 1 sm a
South Carolinian, and as Gjveruor o'
ibis State, let mo beg you, let me Im
ploro you, that the law bo allowed to
>ake Its course, The State of South
Jarollna is on trial bofore thc civilized
vorld. Tue q lostion is shall the people
n passion rule, or shall tho majesty of
thu law bo upheld?
"It ls a seriods question. Tho full
icrlousuess ls upon you. Lst me ap
ioal to tho manhood of Greenwood
Juunty, let mo appoal to you as
South Carolinians, that you let thu
nan, this brute, be punished as the
aw dictates. I appeal to you to lot
?our citizenship, your pride in Ciro
iua: risc above your mu ural passion
md prejudices, lt will do you good
[ have oorne here to promise you or.
ny word as Governor that there will
e no delay in this oe I am as anx
ous as you to sec this brutepuuished.
iud 1 understand your feelings. The
leople Of your couuty should try tht
;&so. Tito men about mc are the
urors. Why not 1? ave lt to them.
L? tue jury c mvlots this min, ano
hey will do io, 1 would ba willing to
ul; tire ropo just to have a legal exe
ulion. Y u ure my people Yon
.re all my friends, and lot me pleao
rvith you and beg you to turn thb
nan over to the olllcjrsof tho law and
lave a legal execution. ,
"1 liavo In tho four years of m j
erm, so help mo God, undertaken lr
;ver way to uphold the ms jesty of tbi
aw, and 1 want you to do so now
Hie State is prospering and there U
nit ono cloud on the horizon, anc
hat, is that such crowds as tills take
ire IAW too often In tiroir own b?nds
t does you and it docs the Statf
The Govornor referred to tho Phoo
rix riot in tills county, and said thai
,lio ( f?ceos of that were bad and tbi
rood peoplo hero ought to consider
lUOh malters. It makes no diff?rence
tow we feel about such oases, lt ought
,o be remembered that there are am
do laws in tho land, and that ?aol
inch impulsivo action, each such In
ractlon of the law did harm not only
io those eugageci in lt, but to th*'
Hato ss 8 whole.
"In Cid's name," ho Implored, "di.
int put another stain on tue name oi
(four Sialo. I beg you, 1 Implore you,
L plead with you, let this man have e
egal trial. Thc case can bo tried in
iwo weeks' time, and your own jurors
will try him and no one will Interfere
with the verdict of your Jury."
Finally Go/crnor Hey ward asked the
3iowd to reason together as Carolin
ians and seo tiro wrong that wa*
about to be done by lynching Davis.
Ho told them how ho was circum
stanced, and how lie had always fell
that thore was somethtng higher and
uoblor than vengeanoe on a brute of a
uegro devil and that was the vindica
Lion of thc lav/, "Gentlemen, aftei
you have killed this poor negro, as you
may do, you will not enjoy lt. hM,
there bc a legal trial and you will all
Some one in the orowd: "Governor,
v/c appreciate what you say, but we
are going to do lt."
Governor Hcyward was pleading
earnestly and olcq-uontly. He was
lighting arising tule, butiro kept on
hogging for a trial for the nogro
finally, fagged out and hopeless, lu
was taken from the stand. Some on?
In tlie orowd. an old man with ?
beard asked when there could bo i
trial. Governor I ley ward thought li?
saw a ray of hopo and he Jumped on i
carriage, and said tnat ho had tele
graphed for Solicitor Cooper and tba'
he could certainly promise a specif;
tn m of Court In twe weeks. He H*U
Che laws required two wooka for tin
(I-awing of a jury, and that tho tria
could bo had in that time.
Over in the other oornor of th
fence tho orowd with thc negro, wa
gottlng Impatient, and wlii e GJVOI
nur ileyward was talking ttiey drov
away with their victim. Guverno
ileyward begged that tho pooplo tur
tho negro over to Capt. lCvans 1
whom all had the greatest conildonoi
and let him lia ve a trial. On towarri
tho wood* tire captors ltd tholr vir
tim and those around Govornor Hoj
ward realizing tho utter hopnessnci
of lils mission, urged him to get dow
whloh he roluotantly did.
Within Hearing of the Scene of
His Awful Crime.
AN ORDERLY AFP UK.
Bob Davis, the Fiend, Pays thc Penah*
for |H}S Dastardly Assontt on Two
Helpless Women lie Was
tfjsnged and Riddled With
Within hearing distance of the
Brooks homo, whore Miss Jennie
Brooks lay Buffering from a fearful
wound, Whioh he bad Indicted, Bob
Davis, tho negro who on Tuesday at
tempted ?o orlmlnally assault her, was
[ynohed about half aftor 7 o'olook
Thursday* evening. Thc negro had first
Doon identified by Miss Brooks, and
ibo Governor of tho Stato of South
Jarolina had made a futile appeal to
ibo determined men who were leaders
n tho lynching to allow the law to
jake Its course The lynching way as
iooent, orderly and matter of-fact at?
iff air of ?bo kind as oould be 1 magi a
While Governor II )y ward was speak
ng tho fiend was taken away by the
nen who had him lu obargo and the
arfe orowd quickly followed, ll > waa
jakou ?lo.. o to tho first clump of trees,
jelow the homo of J. Pott Brooksaud | j
mero a bfclt was made. It looked a?
f the cxeoutlon would be swift., h.t|<
Mr. Brooda, the father of the youtik
?Irl, rode up aud begged that thc
jrowd watt a while. Ho said that
uany whQ had boen on tho three days'
mut had upt yet arrived, and to wal"
>n them.; ITO then begged that the
irlmo be [wiped out by burning the
icouudrel.i ' The negro seems anxious
mough te? jwait and bo sat on the
ground, tt was bard work to keep
jomo froni shootiug bim, but the wait
:outinued>7 . Crowds carno up, some
'rom Greenwood and some from thc
lelghborhood and most of them with
juus and pistols. There appeared to
T uo hope to savo tho negro's life.
P io crowd /Would liston to nothing.
G > vernor', Hoy ward, who remained
wino dhu;'.nco baok, ??ont mcssuge,; h.,
friends to; mon ho knew in the cowd
JO do what'they could to save tho ne
<ro and Xi Save a legal banging. The
irowd W"' i not oven let his messen
gers rot 1 Ho sont other messages,
?ut ,o . 1 ie wanted-to GO .to j
.he woods) and'soo what bo could do,
iut his 11 louds told him that would
30 useless, iiud tho orowd told him that
ie wou1! rather he would not oome,
md it *a9 even hinted that If he
went that his head would bo covered
villi a bag, not as a disrespect to the
Jovornor, but slmp'.y so that ho could
iee nothlf g.
A negrf'wrman, AnnfsSparo, whocc
lleco bad been assaulted by Djtvh
jamo up and identified the man, and
mrsod him for his conduct. She ask
jd to be allowed to ll. e the li- st shot
nto his body. All agreed that tbit
privilege bo given her, and sho wa4
landed a pistol and placed In front of
?he firing Hue, but her nerve failed
lor and she did not lire, although Un
colored man next her claimed to h&vt
ired four times. The mihi firing
ino was about loo feet from tlu
)ody and the largest orowd was on a
hillside made by tho cut in tho road.
While .Hob Davis was slttliiK on the
(round awaiting hiu face he wasat.keo
ibout tho crime. II-j admitted tha? |
ic had boen iii the ?toro and that in
lad been cut wltu th? moat knife.
His hand was lacerated. Ile, how
ivor, tried to implicate s une one oise,
vnd ?laid that he took thc knife awa\
'rom Miss Brooksand that he iud not
attempted to criminally assault her
Ho did not talk distinctly, but rather
mumbled his words and very llttlt
iould bo gotten out of him.
Whllo ho was sitting llsten'ng to
jhe questions ho asked tor a cigarette
ind no puffed lt with pleasure. A
colored minister, tho Rev. J. C
Goode, pastor of Macedonia Baptist
Jliuroh, asked if ho might pray fo;
tho negro. Consent was given, ano
is he worked his way through the de
termined cowd up to tho victim, al1
uncovered their hoads. That was
^spontaneous tribute to God. With
uncovered heads, that va^t throng,
Intent on killing a poor negro, listen
ed to the oolorcd man's players, dur
mg tho long walt there were repeated
?mggosti'JU of burning the negro am
of mutilating bim before killing him.
Finally Capt. Evans, who had bee,
working to save tho negro for trias
\nd who had boen on the hunt for
days gut consent of tho crowd thai
they would do no buming or mutilat
Two men tied a ropo on Davis's
arms and ho was pullod up about two
longths of his body In a pine tree,
?ibout a q lartor of of a mile from thf.
nome, lie kicked and squirmed, and
then his logs were fastened. With
his faco to tile anxious crowd, he r<n\
?\vca a moment or two to say some
thing) and then at the bri p of a hal
a thousand bullets were tired Into hil
body. Hundreds and hunercds and
hundreds of balls piero;d his bod;
and then after the llrst fusillade men
.isked to bo allowtd to take shot*
and in tho llnal round up his head was
literally shot to a pulp, and with tho
rain c. zing down over his head ano
clothing. With the sun fast ?lukin
over tho hills, the thousands or more
who had witnessed tho miserable af
fair went home. At the tlrst volley
tue smoko obsourcd tho hanging body ;
but tho tiring kept up, then tho smoke
lowered and tho shooting continued.
Tnore was no hurrahing, no drinking,
no ohoerlng. It was quleit and prc-j
Davis was a rathorj young negro,
no was ooal black. Even tu tils big
I thlok lips. Ills head was shaped like
a cvoanut with an inclined forchorfd,
and tho bair, beginning far back ?on
his hoad. His oyes were red and in
tho oornors of tho eye? wa J pus. Hoi
looked drowsy, but did not appear
frightened except thrt he always
wanted to sit down. The crowd liter
ally had to shove him up tho little
pine tree to gat him high enough up
for the range of the impatient orowd
lt was not tlie least exolted or.bolater
ous only a blt Impatient walting to
jhoot and kill their prey.
Sheriff MoOaslan tried to save the
negro and mado a pica for a trial, but
the orowd was impatient and did not
caro to listen to him. Divls had a
half brother lynohed In this county
about thirteen years sgo for assaultlug
a whito lady, lt was In this oouuty
about eight miles from here, that
about eight years ago I saw the
Pheonix iynohlUKS, and to-day's affair
?as on.eb like that I saw at Xndepou
dence Ohuroh, ir. B IgeUeld County,
whore all day long a orowd awaited
bho obance to ShJOt down their
vlotlms, experience seems to show
that whon a erowdof several hundred
mee get bold of a mau, charged with
3uoh an off moo, as this that there ls
no hope pf a legal trial.
Governor Hoy ward, after tho lynch
ing, willoh he avoided seeing, oame t<
3 roon wo'jd, and with tho returning
jrowds and newspaper men reached
lore after 8 o'olook. It Is about live
niles from hore to Mr. Pet Brooke's
mme. There wore several negro men
n the orowd at tho timo of the shoot
ng. The dead body waa left tied In
?he pino treo. AUOUST KOIIN.
DYING THIEF CONFESSES
\nd Tolls Where Stolon JCWOIH Could
A dispatch from St. Louis, Mo.,
.ays, aotlug under Instructions oabled
from England, John P. O'llrion, a
abortr, employed in tho wreoklng of
ihe world's fair buildings, bas un
:arthcd an alligator bag containing
? .-weis valued at $f>0,OOO, which wert
itolen from Mr. and Mrs. P. Hsnry
Jlayton, Devonshire England, during
v vlsiL to bbc Louisiana Parohase ox
position two years ago.
The jewels were stolen from a trunk
md they were nob missed until th?
Claytons had returned to England,
if ter a tour around tho world. They
jhen bad no moans of knowh g when
ihe ja weis had been stolen. About i
iionbh ago a Hindoo servant, wb
lad been In their employ during theil
irlp, was fatally Injured by an ele
pliant In India and on his deabhboc
son fessed that ho stolo the je?web
while in St. Louis.
He said that he bre?me alarm'
iud fearing detcct'o.i had dropped
/hem Into a hole in the wall ot th*
nav.iifaoturers' bulidmg. Later hi
.gain wished to s^ouro the geim, bul
in returning to tho placo where Il
iad seoreted them could rot roac.
ihe bottom of the spaoo between tb?
>lastor and the side of the building
rearing to awaken any lrqiilrios oi
mk assistance, 'bho Hindoo departer
rom St. Louis, leaving the J iws ii
.hoir hiding place. O Prien was geo
irously rowarded and was also em
>loyed by Mr. Clayton as bis persona
An unknown man entered tin
lome of Henry Davis, a prosperou.
armor near Ualdin, Pia., at2 o'clock
Wednesday morning, struck bim lr
>ho head with an axe as ho wa
ilcep beside bis wife, theu made a des
jarate attempt to criminally assaul
Vi rn Davis who fought willi tht
itrougtti of a giantess, screaming lus
,11 y meanwhile for help. Finally tin
jbb.er member:! of tho family wert
iroined, but the man escaped tlirou?.
i window. Mrs. Davis was smearc
rom bead to foot hi blood from he;
.vuundod husband, who ls still in :
stitloal condition. Mrs. Davis ls al?<
n a collapsed condition 'rom ber der
jeralj liglit. A posse ot neighbor*
las beon out all day with do^s bunt
og for the fiend without picking ut
ihe tr?ll. Mrs. Davis sat s she cool
lot tell whether the man was whin
r black. Too entire neighborhood
is greatly excited and threaten speed)
iiistice If thc man is caught.
A Kemarknhlo Mother.
Mrs. Iv.ohaol Hughes, of Hcnrj
Jouuty, iowa, rco3ntly celebrated bei
xiuli birthday,, with fourteen of hei
ii rocen children present to do her hon
>r. H ir sou, E ?ward Hughes, of Sen
:oa, Kan., a man 80 yoars of age, i.
oho eldest "coild," while the young
jst. Clara Hughes, of Emporia, Kin.,
ls 50 years old. Ail but one Oi tin
sh!ldren are married, and rs. Hugh
is has tifty-ono living gr?,iiciohlldrei
md eighteen great grandchildren. Il
has been stated recently that tho de
?ree of longevity has inoreased vcr:
ouch In our country In the past sov
m ty five or eighty years, lt ls cer
tainly vet y great In somo lcalltlo
when a mother has a ?on 8? yours ole
it her birthday party.
Vi lli|il>. (1 A IV O ll? AM,
A special ffom Spartanburg to Th?
State says Lum West and Ollie Pon
1or, oharged with partlolp\tlon ii
Mm sensational whipping of Mrs. Har
rlett Coburn, July :i, wore bound ovei
bo await brui at sessions court as the
result of preliminary hiteullgalloi
'ic.' jre Maglhtiate Kirby Wedneeda;
afternoon. H jud in tile sum of $201.
was required ami given. What I
considered damaging ovidenoo was ad
ducod; Solicitor'Sease appeared fu
bbc Statu and Mr. Sawyer of Unlot
for Ponder. So largo was tho crow?
lb wa? necceMiry to bold proceeding
In the court room instead of magls
trate's elli so.
Murder in un? Heart?
At Jennings, La., Drew Dobbins
^/hllo despondent, l?'rlday took a re
volver containing three loaded car
bridges, tired thu first bulleb at bb
.?in: and missed, then deliberate^
aimed tho second at bis baby bu
again missed, and sent tho thin
bullet Into his own body, dying in s
fow seconds. A neighbor was slight?;,
mounded by ono of tho shots.
Five Cuitaron lim nod.
In a Uro which destroyed the hom
of Dr. Goo. L Miller, of South Oma
ha, during Wednesday night five obi)
dren of Thomas (PDantol woro burn
I od to death. Tholr agos ranged fron
tbreo to tblrtoon years. Mrs. O'Dan*
lol is in a precarious condition as a
I result from burns sustained In hor ef
forts to save her ohlldrcp
SHK W?BKBD MM.
HANDSOMK WO Jd AN ON BUN)'
I <>i: HUSBAND.
Her Letters Brought Dupis-Then
She "Fulled 7 hoir Legs" Good
and Proper-"n Jail
At New York a handsome young
woman, claiming bu bo Mrs. Hamilton,
of 320 West Eighty second street,
bas been committed for trial b>
Unhurt States (Jommisalouer Shield)
on a ohargo of malling letters lu
which, under a pretenso of matrl
mony, Hhe is alleged to have eon
dueted a scheme to defraud. The
oomp'aluant wan James B. McClellan
Et buulnoHS nun cf Pnlladelphla, wbt
ivers his acquaintance with thc
young woman cost him $800. Ia
possession of Assistant Ualtod States
D.oirioo Attornoy Carmondy arc
.avual score of letters, all ot unusual
/varmth, but lt ls charged that a
>ordld motive was really responsible
tor tho young woman's apparent
According to McClelland's story,
tie saw an advertisement lu a Philadel
phia paper which stated that a
"young w?dow, engaging, of liberal
'.ucomo and beautiful home, desired
mooting a young gentleman of
obaracer, business, and position."
He sent an answer to "Sincerity,"
*nd was Invited to call on Mrs.
Hamilton at No. 320 Wost Klgbty
second streot. He rtid so, and met,
ne says, a butler at the door of thc
-.partuient, wno Bald Mrs. Hamilton
would soe him.
McClelland was much Impressed,
and says tho woman told him hor
uuataud hud bein dead two yoars
She was lonely ai.d wished to marry.
She said, the complainant alleges,
that she rr j yed an incomo of 810,000
% year, which shu received from e
orother, a miuo owner in Moxlco.
McClelland said, In telling his storj
ooday, that ho made several trips tc
?.Ailscity, and flmJiy became engaged.
that tho engagement ring tin
vornan picked out c'St 8000 Nix;,
ie says he rcoeivod the following
letter, bMng a part of the complaint:
"D.aicst Sweetheart: Your lovely
otter reached me this morning, and 1
ould hardly walt to gjc it. Y ,u ar
i dear sweetheart, and 1 love yoi.
ooro than I thought it possible to
eve a man. Yes, 1 ferd sMre wo pbs)
ia x re?uoiy happy for lucre is noth
eg lo o- uiparo w.th irue love and
.nipa: ?on hip " Aftor asking Mc
JleUand to e .ii later in the week, tin
etter continu?e :
"I wish you would ca'l mo up b'.
phone, for I waut the happiness o
tearing your voice. J ist as som as
KiHslblo J. will got a photograph for
fou, i and, speaking of pictures, I
lave your dear ploturo before me, and
vi way a want lt wnoib i eui iook ht ir^
?nd sho.* lb to my friend?.
"Whoo 1 was at Asheville, N. O . 1
aw a most beautiful turquoise lecke'
md chain, solid Oriental turquoises
.nd 1 always thought If I had an)
me 1 could love sufficiently 1 woub
vant that locket and chain, so 1
lould wear tnis picture around m.
icok. Yjurs ls tho one 1 want In it
uid I sino for it today, for I koo
rou would bo glad to ?Ive lt to mc
or my birth day, wdiloh is nex<
4 It will or'y b" 8200, and lt is th
a?e kind l have not in my Colkoiioi
.i J .weis, ?na I dearly love turquoises,
inc b u-. Kari forever represented pure
iv. C\n't yr-u have a l'ttlo minia'
ure taken about an Inch iquarc so 1
an have ii ready for the icckclV )
an out thl3 one out and me it, bir
vould like to k?vP this one also.'
McClelland sa) s he promptly for
varded the check for the 8200 anc
ipon his next visit ho says ho saw tin
lie made a few later visits aud thef
eoe.lved a long telegram from th
vornan, stating her brother bat
uddenly arrlve.d from Mcx'o, am
vas furious about, her proposed mar
'l?ge to him, aud had by legal injune
.ion, out ( IT her 810,000 income. Sh
vlshed to visit Providence, lt I , a>
.nee, and retain a lawyer acquaiutct
vlth her fam ly alltdrs and tight tin
McClelland sa'.d ho was uever aftor
ward able to Hod Mrs. Hamilton
dthough he cabed repeatedly. Flnall
ie disguised himself aod watched he?
ouse, and whm he saw her enter ll
liansed her arrest. Tlie woman wa
told lu 81.000 call for trial, lt ii
.lleged tnu? Jurs. Hamilton seeuree.
?2.8J0 In all from McClelland.
inti Site? |> ilAiioti,
The S ii bi ri al, T<. xas, Sentinal sajs
fohn Avant reporls that he has sue
'.ossfully brought through tho seasot
((00 lambs willoh are in tine oondltioi
md that his spring clip of woo
mounted to 17,000 pounds whioh in
* peels to g?t 22 omis for. H3 ba:
ow about four thousand head of oir
.heep which with his lambs make t
'leek of f> tiOO and ho is doing a nid
msinoss with them. T.ils show;
vhat a man can do who wants tc
vc.k Rud ls willing to get at it. Mr
Avant watches hie siiecp closely am
? ru: four Mtxloan helpers.
llonounoeil tho Juilt;o,
Earle Fletcher, colored, who wat
tanged at birmingham, Ala., on Fri
ay, for tho murder of Pob Paine, J
ellow convlot at Flat Top mines
created a scone ny dmounolng Judg
1. L. Weaver from tba soatT dd J r"
lefore thc drop fell. Fiotcher deolar
?d that tnt Jurtgo had grauted a bab
?as corpus to John Williams, a white
nan, and saved Williams neck. Hut
v.Hui lt oame to his (FletcherV.) casi
he court wont lbdiing. Fiotcher sale
-hat "going llshlng" was given as ai
ucuse for the Judge to avoid grant
ing a babeas octrpus.
Tin ?! io tt.ni Ail.
In a Ut of Insanity, Emil Borner, ?
'lechanto of batavia, Illinois, mut
arod his brother-in-law, Ernest
Frai /.on. by cutting bli throat with o
.y.or, slamed Mrs. horner so sovorel)
nat she will die, then out his throat
md died within a few momonts. The
lagedy was onaoted at tho liernoi
lome, Berner had beon il) for thrcr.
. eeks, and at times dolt rums, but m
ymptoms of vlolont Insanity had boen
Valparaiso, Chile, the Centre ol
(HIEAI LOSS. OF LIFF.
Pires Followed the SeiBioic Disturbances
and Nearly Every House in the City
Has Been Injured by Either
Earthquake or Flames.
A spsolal cable to Tho Nows and
Courter says ab about 8 o'clock Thurs
day evening thero was a tremendous
< arthquake at Valpartzo, Culle. As
*G San Francisco, tho shock was fol'
lowed by tho outbreaking of many,
The flimes, extending from the
Plaza Olden towards the north, have
jot tnvm extinguished. Many house.!
have boeu destroyed, and nearly all of
thom are more or less damaged, either
oy the earthquake or the lire. Busi
uesu is at a complete standstill. Tho
oanko arc closed.
The gas supply is unavailable arid
?be oleotrlo lighting system is oom
ploSoly knocked out. Consequently
tho ol ty at nig bb ls in darknoss. The
greatest panio prevails among bhe
inhabitants. Many families are
Hiding fiooti thc city.
Oummuuioatlon with Santiago de
?mile la interrupted, and it is lmpos
s ble to learn what bas ocourred there,
Mauy porsous woie killed and injured
m Valparaiso. Tim suookB continue, .
ou? are milder.
Che shipping in the port was nob
Injured. The streets wbioh suffered
most were Calles Blanco, (Jondell and
Uoineralua and those in tho Doli?las
N ../:? <> 1'rooiiH U?u80 Uri mo
Ndnro Uuitcd States tr.jops have
..ctsd very badly at Brownsville, Tex
as, The killing of one man, tho fa
.al wounding of another and an at
tempted outrage upon a white woman
constitute crimes tint will uot be
.Ightly coudoued. Tua splintering of
.ihtte residences with rltla bullets
.ired oy negro nanda was all on ao
ojuut of the fact that a whlto saloon
rot used to sorvo them drinkB. Negro
,oldlcrs seem bo be the only In
juubive for tba dastardly aotlon of the
jcgrous. Demands of a promptory
tature iiayo been made ou tho coin
er jops to' tho soeno is only held la
,oe>ance u..b l lt. ls known what bhe
[;dorul mliioary uuohoritles intend to
lo. lt ls understood that General Mo
jarte, now In Austin, will make a
marching investigation into the
S?>H IV H ? IliO.
The folio?Y lng lotter was published
u tlie Columbia lt cord Thursday : To
,hc Editor of tho Daily livoord, Co
umcia, S. ?.-Dear Sir: Will you
ilndly let tho people of South Carb
ina know that John C. Haskell told
i mbbt durnuaoio lie when he made
.de statement that I bad made a re
nark to the elf .ot that the rapairs on
?Ville Jones's no uso had been made by
La?aban, tno whbkey merohant? To
ue best of my knowledge I never
.card of Lanahari before this affair
:amc into notice. I don't know when
.hese repairs were made, they must
lave been made sii.ee 'OG, as I left
jouth Carolina lu bha? year. I don't
.bink Mr. Haskell will gain anything,
.v.th fair-minded and honest people,
hy telling a damn lie about a man
b.iat ls Linee thousand miles awav
(rom bim, * Yours, etc.
WM II GAI.DWKLII,
Kilted *i liiBtruiui'iit.
During a severe eleotrlc storm Tues
day afternoon S '.ewart Battle, aged
25 years, telepraph operator for the
vtlantic Coast Lino itali road at Col
.cr t. Stallen,, Va. waa siruok by
ghtntng and instantly killed. At
uc tim? of the occur renee Battle was
it hts telegraph iostrumeut reporting
he southbound passenger train,
willoh left Petersburg at 6. hi P. M.
i Cha uufortuaate young mau was a
,on of II jury Battle, of this olby, and
I nan beau in tao service of the rail
oad company as telegraph optrtttor
for many years.
CAllb Htm ? liinr.
The Columbia State says Gen. Wilie
Jones salu Tuursday in reforenoo bo
Job ilasuon'a remarks ab ?ut Lana
ian presenting him with a punoh
jowl that he could not understand
vhy Col. Haskell should give utter
\tieo to such lying and slanderous abo
des unlesj he knetf they wore true
\ud w,w veiling to be responsible for
.nein. As Col. Haskell had stated that
io did not know thai? they woro true
md diu not give tho uamo of any man
(Vho had stated the stories, all ho
xmld do was to denounoe tho author
vs a Har, regardless of who ho was.
The state board of dispensary direo
.ors hold it? monthly mootlug Thurs
lay but nothing wan given out from
,ho meeting. Director Wylie said
,hat thc board at its present mooting
voulu arrange to put into efl jot its
.esolutlon adoptad on tho cvo of the
?tato convention to buy its bulk stuff
?nly from bounded warehouses and
iavo the commissioner take out a reo
rders license, and do tho blending at
,ho state dli.ponsary. The advertise
ments for bidB for the new quarterly
purchases will bo ao worded.
Without a dissenting vobo in tho
jircsonoo ot a largo Kallery of ;?pooba?
Ans tho oity council of Birmingham,
Ala., Thursday night dually passen
an ord nanoo whloh will prohlb t the
jporatlon of any sort of brokoragu
.muso in tho ol ty willoh deals in futur
es, af .or October 1. Tho action ls t io
result, of the son tia ant orougnt about
by the defalcation in tho First Na
tional Bank of Bli mingham,