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THE CHERAW TRAGEDY.
Another Version of the Bloody Af.
fray, which Places the Cslies in a
Still More Unenviable Position,ete,
From Wzlauesboro (N. C.) latellie
LaIst w(eek ve ga;1ve tie partienhu
of a fight I".et wevin 1oganI CIsh,I the
M:1-s1l of Cherav, which 11411 its oi
gini inl tihe It tempt of t he Marshail to :n
ICst (ash for drmnkenness :11d dikor
derly conduct onl the streets of Che
r-aw, Sat ura n'll iigh t, Feb' iu-y 1 lh
WhIVeniI we birile.ueild ti coibat, ill
our. la1t issue, we little thiough'lit Cho af
ftir wouh(l terminle ill so detploralJe ;
iiaanmer; for we deenled Ca:sl a 1)i.n
(,f couragl-e amul coul not believo hw
wouhl take an1y, 111ie lhmtae o a
Z11w) whIo only ( i'eIe wasC tHit
ftithful oisch rge of his dlty and the
possession of cou rage superior to his
owI. We belfieved Ca1ish, were he dis.
posed to pursoue the mat ter furt her.
woul face his adversary na becomie
1 bIr.'ve man111, first wa:1rinilg him; :Ind in
this event, we 1u1 110 fear of Marshlel
Thle seque'l, hiowever, shoows t hat Ito
g an Ca~sh i.< 1ot onl ai grax'cele'Ss repro
bale, a bully\, a1 bu~lblo'zer oft i midp.
but that lhe is wit halu a conisulniunte
On Sat- d<hy last lhe wvem to Ch1eraiw,
.ubm'it ted ar' -1 paid his I1 m---- $j40. Thme
Marshmal,beinig junst as well aus hbmve, was
satisfied, del~CinedC to) prIoscute( Cash,
mal( e~xpreCssed himiself as wyilling~ t o let
the matter drop. And so it (lid drop.
Cash r'emaiiined ini towna several hours,
att end~in g to (crtainm business mnaU ers,
and~ appeared~t unusually quiet andi (ir
(:umispect, I~e p~assed thle Mar'ha I sever
atlimes dIurin th Ile dlay, but made no
host it(ledmon stratlon , and tis trench
('in; led the MaurhalI to believe t hant lhe
had nuothing to apprehendl. Abou t 4
o' clock in the a fter'noon hie was stanid.
ing on the cornier, leaning upi aga~inist
a iree, sunning himsltf am1(il Vcnvesing'
wvithi a friend, aml1( thliniking perhaps,
less of iloganI Cashl than of anlybodyv
else in the world. While he~ thus stood
with hmis hack to the sidewalk, CaMIh
wvalked up uniiheeded if? not unobserved .
WVhen lhe had passsedl somel thriee or
foue ste he sidiyeeledm ma
commenced discharging a No. 38 Smith ity
& Wesson pisol. The first shot miss- pre
ed tihe Marshal two feet.,and strutck Mr bx4
Coward in one Side, penetrating his bel
body to the other side, Within a Short dl
distance of 1 he surface, where it was ed,
cut out by the surgeon. hill
When the Marshal heard the explo- we
slon f the pistol, he0 turIIed to See thit
what was the matter, and as lie t mnied wa
Cash fired again. Tl'he second shot i
st-ruck the Marshal in the breast, pierc- nie
ed one lung and lodged in Ihe regioni me
of the spinie, in about. he position that he
's ball found a lodge. me
ilient In the body of Garlfeld. A third exl
tinme Cash4 fired, but mlissed agathex
haIl graziIg the Marshl:'s clothintg and Shi
burying itself inl a tree.
h'lien there appeared :a scene well co
calculated to besmear tle reputation ilnl
required cauong tinid people, aId to ii
est 4-bliisl I the fact that vouIgIer mCas) I, at for
Oleast, isa craveni-Iheiarited, bhIck-hea rt-- Til
sneaking. coward even if his mmiiser- ful
able shootingc were not sileient I del
prove that h1'_ was Scared olit of his Ca:
Wits wn hI,,le fired at the bave mnuIin i
whoi lie feared to f:ee. At the third nu
-h(t Cah rini with all his might forl 102
:(n1( block-:anl as- becomes -1 cow:nrd. ow
wit h his bIck to th e foe. When 1hadu his
rimi about 100 yairds, hi1 t Irie-d andI th
:etv ig tihat. 1:h 1 was not pirsiued. bra.ve- e.
Ily rtreaited backwxards, lo-:ni,(1-hitt pa
his Istol ai cAlling fmr his hoyv 14 N
hi ing his horse, whi 1 the hy f-ile ida
o d. Ie retren 1.ed back on--- to
bravv hled, ad I hire wn-- H( 'One fo. i
ovinl him ---to) \vheret t'he' u:i 1*11)1:11%\.:I
anIng1 '. Ilie lea.ped uponl hi'lk
W hI) lt h( - IIp t ra i I j reaI c e tI ( * :I.!- 1 I I
I I s I I
( I p '-l1 for I I~ I2) -am I ~ heI v*O i W- -lIi
lot ('aish thle younge!9(r was,- a ingi o n
hie' jLi I toll, a rtiital withI a \' i m.)
til rlhl' -tI l plig i oi. m)n; a great mam te
.i . ThI'e ()l4 I inn Ca h w\..I xas lso l
wit h iml, hut (uit . 11I in-teI I edto
bdey'ing e'very body, hlit whe-n it is [m
remem0(lbered that the t rain1 had1lef1 Dar1- C
lington before the sh1ooting <,(rred. I(.
:nui~ t hat thlie peole t Dove's :Inl
i(.y l1Ill, if t Ih'y h1d leard of I hej is
Thoot ing! hanio)1 time to prepareV& thevlj al
selves, as'.ide fromin having~ no aiu thiorit~y I n
to arre'st himni eveni if thiey hi.n the( in-4~
iain to d)o ..O
Whlenm thle traiin r~'ecl Chm:h's De
shoot ing, :hmlt they' (lid not het:ir of it
unt i! t het traini reachti C(heraw. (':1 h
had cailculiateid on thin. Ileo' knew th at
It> at temnipt wvould b)e in:ile to arre(st.
himii,andi vi'lly I st ralt ing V' enui clowni
t hie depot la:tform was no1dn more' a1OI
1 humi the tmeani ingl;e.-s bra~vado of a1 'owv
ardt(. C'owardl's are alwaym s bravte whein
hey' kniowvI1( thei( n(Ianger. WVhy is.
it lhe ha~s not shownm himiiself armoundi the .vi
WVhy is hie not1 so, brave andc detianit now
:s he' was I Ihinfk
InuuneiaIiitelv afiteor thle shiooting,. anid omi~
before Cash~ had~ got. half way hone, Sp
J . T1. MeNair, E10s., tihe Mayor, volmnm-. lor
t('(red to be onie of a party who .should wvi
p)ursue Cash amn d airrest him. Ot hers ty
I u~ickly v'olutiteere d, and1( the assassin
miight have beent caught, butt when 'ithey Co
asked D~epuity SherifCf Wells to lead, wvi
hi not onily' rnefus~ed, but got downi on tei
his knee's :11ni prayed tumiem not to don (14 n
anyVth1ig so rash . il.5
WVit h out a lea .1er and~ wit hontia tior. e.
the citizens cared not to act, but in
-ferred wialting till the SherijlYshouki Ii
cute the law. It wai contlently ti
ieved that the S ritY' wowtid do his n
IV, atu1 it was titte-.%n I)-awga i InI assert- 4o
"'Whil Spo!Yor comalli. we'll I I:;V
W' but whei S'poiTnI e un ail N
lt olit to arrest himu, il w o'ilI :ppelt l'
tunlike( Cw.esu'. hw Simlply wenlt.W
S, seen a1110 wasz Co.44,ered4.
rrivitg Cash's r desiinc. accomipa
i Ly only one man-King Tin
ns, one of Perkins's pals ani :a
ichiman of Cash-he was cordially ;
t at the door by the Colonel, who
enu~teI his hani, invite(1 hiim in, ail
)retssel1 hiiself as overjoyet to see
rit11 spoffonil. Tinanllons. rema~inedl
hiis horse at the front gate. but the e
onel waveIl him to (liSl-)nmint, inisi,4- 11
Ill it lI- sh.-nl enter aid partake of 11
h1 )1pitalitv. Ilt t(11 so, of colrse,
how couaid a gentleman,11 of King y
nionIolIz,'s cal~irht' lie :o iiutde :t, to re
Vso ageeable Soan ilvit:t ion from s" it
ight 1ful :an ol gentlin11ui as Col, t
3M ie inside Iih Sheriff :tul Im.
ma1 faril well1. Th, noble. ol f(,idal
rid nw ouit a (k-callter :11,1l with li.is
u. roya1l h:l0 rin-ir-t'(l a todh lv for.
gusti.Af:er imibingl!, smai('kinlg
'ir- lips ani l ut ting, tit ir stoiia lis ill
'acv. th y I :ll <lown to li- -Q.i- the
11in eVCIS of Ile per-)iod. Th 11e col
i ht c vOl versa-t onl :uul byV a masterl v
11k inovement~l qulickly eunw to 11.(.
>it. neare'll.4< heart- the h c. Le
11 of h'- -on inl Chiannw the lav be
. I Sj~Oke at e IgIt I I poII the sub..
deichu-ing himse-li well pleasedc
I ih: deIed, bult expu-essing ,inwerc
ri' tHat Bowng shonhtl have <lne
h yor ihotin. Sid ht,: AI .inst
b .. t alu v il n herv,, :-111. by the
Y. i i h n i on't dit., he hI:ol bv(
die; li h t well I shall kill him
olonel Cash then cour-teouy il-i
'Iled thIle Sh' ei that tIe c nIli not.
Bo. I :al.but intimate-d that Tinunl(oIus
ll see jhim if I-, de.tsired.
All that p:lssed is not kntowni. bti[i it
klnown that tla Sheriti reIt.ipuned to
itraw w(f~ijt) nutkIhing l the oi are,:1 ~
philinat ion fo)r his nlon-perfoinancei'u
du t y. I
1l'hns the mi:t iter rests. Th is it wvill (
4; for eo l-age has led to thi ' bushes
II juisti1e is al corpjs( ini (chesterliethl
W~e will not. too remblyi cnsur~e She..
Spofrd. eirhaps hi, umvi kniov h
at. lie iS dloinig, bt we. vtur le to f'
, werel~ Ilioganl Ca;shi ai poor manih, he( I
tl no0w he in ,iail. A wVonderfl i
uniiy 114leed dhoes' wealth give; if
posses5sor mayI~ ul'er 1poor mnh at s
I ma the defy1 th Ii law. 1F
Vt' hear' thaut ('1. Caisi i." One of! e
Wh)or'(hs b)owineni~ti. We (dt notl
Dw if this~ is tt, h)at if it is true, i
y e.xplainI thle miiysteryI' of bra~ve t
() has neveri be(foret shrankuI fromt (u-'
at' tjuailed in the' face of d1aniger'.
We go0 so fariu as to say !however, t hait s
h~l will not be arurested. After a 0
ile he~ wil namuie the termis of his sur.. e
der(1, will be allowed1 baiil( nd ill go b)
whuippedi of .inst ice. If he ever lhas a ii
il it will he but a shameless, brazen- h
ed imoekervy. lie wvill be nconittori C
ith hotior; and Will be tU1rnied loose
kea mad bull npon the eommuulty, to
o11rder other innocent, 1unoteuding
Min timawvar'e 1and to make wIhlows and
'phalls at Ids brultal- pleasure,
We h ive al1atysii denounced the
ortlbeen outcry. "La wlessiess inl the
mith,.'' as a Shamne. ai imposition, a
rn g; bit we IN :re a1t. 1ist forced to ad -
it Ih.it it is not altogether a bug-bear'
10s31 leI;lr 1 of I hSou 1i11th at least, nitd
I ches'teleld county, South Carolina,
pecially. In thIt county a-man Who
is lived ill opetn detiance of the law
>r years is allowed to enter the princi
al1 IOvn in broad open day-light,walk
)hin(d the (chief of Police and shoot
im down like a dog, While a private
tizen falls pierce(l throughl aIni
irouigh by 1 r1id1(1o11 shot 11. In hi
ight, he passes thbree Sworn police
len, Wh1o) Itake no ellort to arrest.
Ahen a fev brave, law-abilingetizens
esire to pursue awul capturecl the assas
1, the Deplt.y SherilT refuses to leadl
1(1m, falls to hil' knees auld heseeches
weIn to (10 nothing so rash. Th10 Sher
T of the collty, with a war;-ait inl hi
oCket. goes to the houe where tie
igitive is secreted, bit, inst(tad of ar
'sting Ihe oithiw, lriniks with the
Itlaw's father, who onILnis t
ri me, la(, ing a way, refuses t
peak upon the subject. That is the
tate of attairs inl (Cete1rfield Count v.
33d it is a hlacklnilg. d:uin shaune
1pon1 ie cmonly IV iose protllI boast
''heI truth Of t11" h1.t mtte is t ht. hoi
st peacoable, law-observing menl are
11 the m11inity in that Coity. There
i a predomin(t1in3g element, natually
aless in s:irit, wii'hse desire is to li vo
m3 rest ricted1 :11,11 to be governed nlv
>v the beIlt of its own ilinehiiationi.
'h 1lemelv('nt i. prwou d of the Cashes,
116d pfers to be subject to their iip.
ial will rai her thal recognize tihe maj
stv of the Iv 11 I see that the law
Were thi~s not true", the Cashe's could
ot behave as they (h), anlld te last,
ut ra.ie would not he permitted to pas4
'it hout1 ani effort being ml:1le to bring'
hie gulilt y to just ice.
Two-thirdsh: of thle people' inl ('hest(r
elhl coun3ty are1. inl sympa~tthy with thle
as'heis. E~.very' hlf hour1, (lay andI
ight , a 1romiier p)osts froml (lheraw t
hir renlde'zvous1 to iformn them3 of
hat~i is saih d uldonme. E Very chiang'e
3th1e1 conition03 of thle wounded(l'( men'3
Spromp~ltly rporj03ted. :ui thwv are ini
j rmled day to 10 ay of every~ shade of
en! inl t he (,Ototi V.
TIhiose wvho would ebxecuIte juLst ice are
ileced if not initiidte~d, anid wvhihe
is itim nated IhIIat there3 is a (lee p-root -
ii de(terina)tion3 amnong theC good p(eo
le of that out1 raged comunmll~ity niot to
-t t he crime go unp j~unished1yet we fear
ieir nlumber.s are too limiitedh for' themi
'rI!IRSrING F'OR M1ORE (BoE.
Cash1, we'1 hear, fromi good auithiorityi
wear~s to have thet blood( of. thie iIitor
f the "'litelligenlcer." lie is wel
JIue to it., but if he' comels to Wadles -
:aro after it , we shall al way s feel ini
iturie tat our1 existence ill this wor'bl
as5 not bieen passed wVith)out t he ae
>mnpi~lihmen1t of some goodl.