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H E PICKENS SENI ELOR
181E PI(K ENSSENTINEL, Established, 87. PICKENS, S. C., IfIAY, 14, 1903. VOL. XXXII.
SCOTT'S
HULSION
Scott's Emulsion is the
ms of life and of the en
-nent of life of thousands of
, women and children.
o the men Scott's Emul
1 gives the flesh and
ngth so necessary for the
re of consumption and the
pairing of body losses from
nv wasting disease.
For women Scott's Emul
ion does this and more. It is
most sustaining food and
tonic :,or the special trials that
vomen have to bear.
To -children Scott's Emul
ion ives food and strength
r a owth of flesh and bone
nd lood. For pale girls,
or thi n and sickly boys Scott's
mul ion is a great help.
end fQr free sample.
SC T & BOWNE, Chemists.
40Go 15 Pearl Street. NewYork.
S . and S.OO; all druggists. -
ENEMIES WERE HIS FRIENDS
uqta Veterans Dealt With an Old
Union Soldier.
re Moore, of Kentucky, ag.:d
s convicted in the court in
ta, Ga., the other day on a
of burglary,and the case ter
te in a pathetic incident. Ia
i jtatent the old man declared
e had served tbrovgh the war and
as a veteran of the federal army,
ut poverty a id intemperauc.3 had
worked his downful. There were
everal Confederate surv.vors on
the jury, who were touched by the
white-haired veteran's story, and
their verdict of guilty contained a
ec->mmendation that he be pan
hod as for misdemeanor and that
he judg4 grant him all the clemen
possible. Capt. E. D. Smytte,
stnaster,and a prominen t G.A R
ran, testified to the genuine
of the old man's aim, and
e W. L. Gra Oiso a promi
Veter!';~4ied
Lon] pl
Po3tmaster Smythe was about to
- it, but Sheriff Clark, another
nfederate Veterarn got ahead of
n. When the fine wa handed to
licitor Reynolds, he presented it
the discharged prisoner, and the
man limped out ofeourt with
ars in his eyes.
GREATLY ALARYIED
Per,.litent Cough, but Perma
utly Cured by Chamberlaini's
Coogh Rlemedy.
HI. P. Burbage, a student at lhw,
eenville. S. C., had been troubled
tr or five years with a continucui
h which he says, "greatly alarme<
causing me to fear that I was in thE
stage of consumption." Mr. Bur
having seen Chamberlain's Cdtgl
y advertised, conzluded to try it.
reatdwhat he says of it: "I soot
a remarkable change anti after using
bottles of the twenty-five cent s:ze
permanently cured." Sold by Dr. G
rle, Pickens, andi Dr. R. F. Smith
ey. ________
The WValbala Board of trads
subscribed $100 to a fund t<
ure a South Carolina exhibit a
- St. Louis exhibiti: n.
A Certain Cure for .Chilblainu.
,ake into vour shoes Allen's Foot-Ease,
er. - St eures Chiiblainis, Fros bites, Damp
ting. iswolen reet. AL iial b)ruggists ami
stores.:em.
Co!. WV. A. Neal on Monday
the County Commissioners o:
er $5,542 worth of road work
achinery, to be deliveret
t the first of July.
YOU GBT UP.
WITH A LADIB BACK i
Trouble Makes You Mfiserable
ost everybody who reads the news
pers is sure to know of the wonderfu
- - cures made by Dr
1~i Kilmer's Swampdoot
the great kianey,' livei
and bladder remedy.
-: 1is the great medi
cal triumonh of the nine
teenth century; dis
Scovered after years o
'K scientific research bj
- M Dr. Kilmer, the emi
--a - nent kidney and blad
der specialist, andi
derfu~lly successfu~l in promptly curini
e back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
and Bright's Disease, which is the wors
f kidney trouble.
ilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ded for everything but if you havekid
er or bladder trouble it will be foun,
emedy you need. It has been teste
a.any ways, in hospital work, in privat
ctice, among the helpless too poor to pur
se relief and has proved so successful La
case that a special arrangement ha
made by which all readers of this pape
have not already tried it, may have
plc bottle sent free by mail, also a bool
g more about Swamp-Root and how t
if you have kidney or bladder trouble
n writing mention reading this generou
in this paper and
your acdress to
iizmer &Co..Bing
ton, N. Y. The
ar fifty cent and Xome ofswamxp-Root
sizes are sold by all good druggists.
on't make any mistake. but remnemb<
name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer
mp-Root, and the address, .Binghamtoi
y, on every bottle.
MURDERED ATTORNEY'S STORY
Marcum's Own Recital of the Efforts
Made Against His Life, Told Be
fore Him Tragie Death.
J. B. Marcum, an attorney of
Jackson, Ky., was assassinated in
the court house of that town a few
days ago. The astonishing lengths
to which lawlessness may be car,
ried when murderers are permitted
to hold sway, is told in the follow'.
ing recital of the efforts against his
life told a few months ago by the
man who was murdered. It will
be seen that he is the third to fall
by the assassin's hand in that lit
tie town. That the rule of the
savage is supreme in a section of
this country is shocking. The in
terview is taken from The Courier.
Journal of Louisville.
On Nov. 14, last, Mr. Marcum
visited Lexington and at that time1
submitted to an interview, in which
he graphically described the alleged
plots against his life. His atory
follows in fall as he ielated it:
"I will begin my story with last
March, when persistent rumors
stated that Dr. Cox and I were
slated to be assassinated. Dr. Cox
and I discussed these rumois fre
qusntly, and finally canwe to the
couclusion that they were ground
less. I went to Washington and
stayed a month. While I was there
Dr. Cox was assassinated.
"I was attorney for Mose Felt
ner. On the night of May 30, he
came to my houte in Jackson and
stated that he had entered into an
agreement with certain officials to
kill me and that his acccmplices
were to be three men, wLoi he
named. ie said that their plan
was for him to entice me to my
office that night and for him to
waylaw me and kill me. He said
they had provided him with a shot
gun and with $35 to give me. He
displayed the gun, which had never
been shot, and also showed the
money. I know that he did not
previously have the money.
FOUR RIFLES HIDDEN.
"A few mornings later, Feltner
toa me to the woods nearby and
showed me four Winchester rifles,
concealed there, and stated that he
and three companions had been
leaving themi there in the daytime
and carrying them at night to kill
me with.
"Of course, he did not intend to
kill me, but by pri tending that he
would assassinate me, he said,
these officials had guaranteed him
immunity from punishment in the
Fields case. And he continually
led them oai in this belief to secure
their protection, and all the time
warning me of the plans to kill me..
"On the following morning I
sent my wife and little boy by way
of a deep ravine 200 yards from
my house, in good rifle lange.
This was the only place assassins
could conceal themselves and -kill
me at my home, for by this time f
had ceased visiting my office, and
their only chance was to kill me at
my home. It was early in the
morning, and when my wife and
son arrived at the ravine four men
carrying guns, ran away. My son
recognized two of them, but did
not recognize the other two, one of
whom Feltner later said was him
self.
TRIED TO LEAVE JACKSON.
"Finally I decided to leave Jack
.son. In the early evening I went
Ito the Arlington hotel with my
wife and made arrangements to be
rowed across the river to the tun
nel early. the next, morning and
board the train unobserved. Later
in the night Feltner came to my
room and stated that the party I
had seen had told them that I was
preparing -to leave town, and that
certain officials thereupon placed
four men at the depot, two men at
the tunnel 'andl two men at the
next railway station to kill me, I
took his word and did not attempt
to leave town. I sent the next
morning for my wife and baby and
carried the baby in my arms to my
office and at noon from there to
my home. I was later informed
by Feltner that a party was wait
ilg in ani upper room of a store to
kill inn. He wanted to shoot me
with a rifle, but others insisted that
-he use a shot gun, saying that Dr.
Cox had been killed with a shot
gun. .After I passed by they ask
Led the man with the gun why he
did not shoot, and he answered that
with a shot gun he would have
killed the baby, but if they had
Slet him have his way and been
given ai rifle, he would have shot
me through the head without en
dangering the baby.
"The night previous to my de.
isin to lcave Jackson. my sister
:ame to me and warned me that
another plan had been formed to
kill me. Her informant was Mose
Feltner, who was engaged until a
late hour in diecussing the best
plan. When this meeting ad
journed it was too late for him to
come to my house, and so be went
to my sister's house in sock feet
and told her.
AGAIN WARNED.
"I was awakened at daybreak
Sunday morning, June 15, by a
messenger who had ridden 18
miles that night to bring me a
note from a friend, who was also a
friend of my enemies and was in
their couicils. The note stat.
that two men would come to towr
the following Tuesday morning;
that court would adjourn at n'Jon
and that an attempt would be
made to assassinate me in the af
ternoon. I knew the men men
tioned had been out of town, bui
did not believe that court would
adjourn until the following Satur
day. I asked every member of the
bar, and their unan mous opinion
was that court would hold until
Friday or Saturday, and this wat
the opinion of the circuit cltrk. I
sent my friends ahead Tuesday
morning and slipped out to Dav'
store, near the court house, they
having reported that the way waE
clear. I fou nd out that the mo-i
selected to kill me had arrived in
town. I went back home at 10
o'clock, fur it was then getting to(
close to my funeral time. TheeAprf
adjourned just as the clock struck
12 that Tuesday. I do not mean
jo cast any refltetions upon th(
judge. I kept to my room tbal
day.
"On another occasion *I slipped
away to'visit my sisters house. Ob
the way I mwt a sympathizer ol
those whose enmity I had incurred
I decided not to return and s'ni
my two sisters and my wife ahead.
They passed by a ravine on the
way and there saw two men armed
with guns. Later they turned out
thir lights and observed one man
take his station in front of my
house and the other; both still
armed, and this time dressed as
women, below my window in an
adjoining garden.
A WARNING ON SUNDAY.
"Last Sunday morning a messen.
ger came to mny house at daylight.
He had been sent by a neutral
party who did not want me killed.
He told me that two men hiad ar
rived the night betore and were to
have taken a front room in
house near by and from there am,
bush me. The next morning]
observed a window raised about
four inches and the curtain drawn
in which position the window anc
urtain have remained since. The
men occupy rooms, and~I supposi
the front room, in that house.
have not even been on my porcl
since I received the message .
Mr. Joseph Pominville. of Stiliwater
Min., after having spent over $20(
with the best doctors for stomach troubi
without relief, was advised by his drug
gist, Mr. Alex. Richard, to try a box of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab~
lets. He did so, and is a well man to
day. If troubled with indigestion, bac
taste in the mouth, lack of appetite o1
constipation, give these Tablets a trial
and you are certain to be more that
pleased with the result. For sale at 2:
cents per box by Dr. G. W. Earle, Pick
ens, and Dr. R. F. Smith, Easley.
-Tuesday afternoon about
o'clock in Buckner Town neal
Greenville, Carrie Edwards was
shot and probably seriously woun,
ded by Frank Dial. Both parties
are colored. Shortly after th<
shooting Dial ran from the scent
of action but returned later in th<
afternoon, when he was arreste4
by Sheriff Gireath and placed ii
jail. -
In almost every neighborhood some
one has died from an!attack of colia
or cholera morbus,often before medicin
could be procured or a physician sun
moned. A reliable remedy for thes
diseases should be kept at hand. Thi
risk is too great for anyone to take
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diai
rhoea Remedy has undoubtedly save
the lives of more people and-relieve
more pain and suffering than any othe
medicine in use. It can always be de
pended upon. For sale by Dr. G. M
Earle, Pickens, and Dr R. F. Smiti
Easley. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
--Morgan Shoemaker, an age
citizn of Elloree, Orangebur
couty, was thrown from his bug
gy on Monday ani killed. Th
horse took fright from a train.
Made Yeuug Again.e
"One of Dr. King's New Life Pil
each night for two weekr-has put me
my 'teens' again" writes D. H.~'Taine
of Dempey townPr'. They're the best:i
th world for iver, Stomach and Bot
els. Purely vegetable. Never grip
Only 25c at the Pickens Drug Co's
TSE NOVEL AND VIQ1.UX TUBM
PALMETTO STATE.
Incidente and Comments ot More Than
Common Iatere"t as Gatherea from
the South Carolas Pred.
That noble bird, the hen, which
has been lately spoken of as a like
ly and worthy successor to our na
tional eagle, is just now getting in
some funny work. These items
speak for themselves and for the
proud work of our candidate for
national honors:
"Mr. S. W. Plyler.". says the
Rock Hill Journal, "has something
of a curiosity in the shape of an
egg-not much in the shape of an
egg either, but it is a couple of eggs
coupled together by a short neck.
The shell of each of these eggs is
partly soft. While neither egg is
perfectly shaped, still they are
enough so to call each a separate
egg."
One may readily see the in.
creased value of this. hen as soon
as she can be prevailed upon to pro
vide these two eggs separately. Its
two to one she can outlay any hen
in the neighborhood.
But she has not all the honors to
her3elf. She has an artistic friend
who insists on the decorative rather
than the utilitarian in the refined
art of egg-bearing. The Cherokee
News devotes some space to the
product of this friend:
"Last Saturday Mr. R.. S. Moore
of the Grover section 5h >wed uw a
novel curiosity in the shape'y'f an
egg. There was apietrie of a hen
with a womanisitting on her back
on one side which was very plain,
and it is s::id to grow plainer all
the time. On the other side there
is a picturgof a chicken which is
not so plain.
'Mr. Moore says they have tried
to wash the picture off. but the
more they washed the plainer the
picture became." .
A Chicago hen has laid an egg
on the Eide of which she falls into
prophecy and declares: "war 1904."
So as between the setrs, the artists
and the auti.-gg-suicide faction we
may indeed"expect war to the hilt
-of the egg-spon.
Across the line in Notth Carclina
the Waxhaw Ente-rprise has found
an old piece of paper money. Money
can't get so old 2,s to lose its re
feehing effect on the newspaper
eye. We quote in fall:
"Mr. T. W. McKibben of this
place is in possession of what is
probably the oldest piece of paper
money in this part of the country.
It is 125 years old, having been
printed in the year 1778. On one
side is the following wording:
"Ten Dollars, No. -. [The num
ber is n t discernible.] State of
North Carolina. This bill entitles
the bearer to receive 10 Spanish
milled dollars, or the value thereof
in gold or silver, agreeable to a~n
act of the assembly passed at Hilts
boro the 8th day of August, 1778.'
D.wn in the lower left-hand ea.r
ner is printed, IPersecution the
Rin of Empires.' On the right
hand margin, 'Death to Counter
feiters.' The signatures cannot be
deciphered. It is quite a quaint
piece of money."
Bat the "spieler" is beginning
to tell of the horticultural exhibit,
which is in charge of the Johnson
News, lie "spiels" the wonder
thus:
"This is a geranium plant he
longing to the geranium specie
gown and matured by the flower,
skilled fingers of Mark Toney. It
is certainly a floral freak. One
Stall stem grows out from the root
wth crimson flowers, and leaves
Slike an olidmlary plant; then an
Iother has the same bloom, but
green leaves edged with white,
while a third has the crimson
bkom with leaves of pure waxen
white with not a vestige of green."
This is the last niumber on the
1prgrammie and closes the perform
ace.
I HSow's Thais?
We orfer One Hundred Lyolars Reward
LIfor auny case of catarrh that cannot 1e
acured by Hali's Catarrh cure.
F. J. CH 'NEY & Co.,Toledo.O.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
-. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
~lieve him perfecly honorable in all basi
ness transactions arnd financially able t~o
crry out any obligations made by their
firm.
Wading. Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
aDruggists, Toledo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is take-n internally
acting directly upon the blood and mu
eqcus surfaces of the system. Teatime
e iias sent Iree. Price 75ce. per bottle.
ld by all D;ruggists. Hall's Family
kPills are the best.
-A strong effort is being made
~to induce the gdvernor to pardon~
SMrs. Carson, who is in the peni
tdntiary for life from Spartanburg
*for * rdering her husband. A
1petiti with 2,000 names has
bheen at to the governor.
OBoGRIFVVl, -OBO.
The Prince of American Hoboes Was in
Greenville Recently.
Bob Griffin, is in Greenville
taking in the sights of the city and
enjoyii.g the delightful summer
breezes of this portion of the Sunny
South.
Travel-stained, dirt-begrimed
and wearing an old gray Confed
erate war coat and helmet, another
relic of the conflict between the
states, which he picked up at the
Dallas reunion, this wanderer and
inveterate nomad trudged into
town bringing along with him his
accustomed anon it of good cheer
and his time honred and truly
vagabond abhorenc" of all useful
and industrious employment.
Robert E. Griffin, the Prince of
American Hoboes, is no stranger
in Greenville. In fact, it would be
difficult to find a village, town or
city in this country where he is
regarded as one. Wherever rail
roads penetrate there Bob has been.
From the bleak, wind-swept coast
of Maine to the ever-green hills of
the Golden Gate state, and from
he stony waters of the Great
Lakes to the sun-kissed shores of
the Mexican gulf old Bob is. loved
by the little children humorea by
the women ands up with by the
men. Hi1mless peregrinations
ha.71ed him into every nonk and
corner of Uncle Sam's territory and
any old-place where he can hang
his hat is home, sweet home, to
hiin.
Bob is now searcely as spry and
active as he was a half century ago
and for that reason he has within
comparatively recent years 'ecn
fined his travels chiefly to the South
and more particularly to South
Carolina and Georgia, along the
line of the Southern Railway, from
AtlaLta to Charlotte, with an oc
casional peep into the lower section
of this State.
Every t.ow and then, however,
he takes an overland leap and
fetches up in some far western
land, in order to renew acquain
tances of old gay days, now dead
and gone. When the reveille
sounded for the last gatheringof
the wearers of the gray at the Texas
town Bob was there.
He is distinctly a lover of nature,
this veteran hobo, by general in
lination, by heredity and by en
ironment, and he loves to browse
mong the clover and tho bees.
Lots of times be forsakes the dust
and din and roar of the perilous
bumpers and cuts throngh the fields
and meadows to commune with the
birds and the flowers,.and to lie
down among the daffodils and the
daisies. And when he is satetl
with the sweet breath of the earth
he u'ill rush back among his fellow
tramps, that vast army of unem
ployed, ragged idlers and dream
era.
Upon reaching Greeuiville the
other day,Be b ste -led for a friend's
hou-e and there regaled his inner
man with many tempting things.
Ten he took a stroll down Main
street to the postoffice, calling up
on a number of the merchants
whom he knew and had hobnobbed
with years ago.
Twenty-five years ago Griffin
might have as, umed the danger
of landing himself in the county
poor house, but this day has long
since passed away. He is safe iiow
The police know him and the r ail
road men, for the most part, are
disposed to feign ignorance of his
presence when lie crawrls on a
blind baggage ox ensconces himisolf
in an empty box car. -
This remarkable of rem .rkable
tran~ps never lets trouble trouble
him; helis too much of a practical
philosopher for that. He is just
as high above the petty annoyanci s
of this vain old world as a hawk
on the wing. He is a charter mem
ber of the "Broke Brigade." And
everyone knows that when the la-t
string snaps and a man goes broke
he turns to thie woods or the sea.
That's what B3ob did two score of
years since, and even now, the
woods and the waves will make
way for him when he goes free.
When it comes to tramps and tramp
ing, Griffin is the choice spirit, the
lord of the ascendant and the dom
inating geniu'; he is sui generis,
in other words, and to be appreciab
ted one must see him and talk to
Griffin's past is enshrouded in a
cloak of impenetrable gloom. Tra.
dition says that he first saw the
light of day in Pickens county, but
no one in Greenville can vouch for
the truth of the statement. About
twice a year he strikes this city on
his rounds, tarries a few days and
is one, e can always count on
arr appetizing hand-out at nearl3
any back door of the city, and he
generally takes his departure hence
with a full departmeit of the in
terior.
But old Bob is on the downward
path of life now; his long and event
ful career is swiftly drawing to an
end. He won't call at many more
back doors or cling on to many
more bumpers or court many more
cross-ties before he is called upon
to take his last and final journey.
And wheu he does lie down to eter
nal sleep he will be sorely missed
by thousands of little children
from one end of the nation to the
other, whom he has amused and
entertained with delightful tales in
wonderland. Bob Griiotha# is
niis name. Ask, any little girl or
boy about Bob Griffin, the tramp.
They all know him and love him
in spite of his shambling unconth
figure, his dirt and his rags.
SPAIN KELLY WAS RESOLVED TO
SLAY.
Terrible Tragedy on a Public Highway la
the Country.
W. E. Creech of Bishopyille was
killed by Spain Kelley of Lee
county on the evening of the 7th
instant, on the public highway
leading from Osmden to Bishop.
ville, about ten miles from the for
mer place.
returning from Camden, driving a
buggy, Mr. Howard Singeton be.
ing with him. While going up a
hill near the Lee county line they
met Mr. Kelly in a two-horse bug.
gy driven by a negro boy. Kelly
evidently did not recognize Creech
until he was nearly past him. As
soon as be did, however, he picked
p a pistol lying beside him and
ired three shots in rapid success
ion which entered Mr. Creech's
back. Mr. Singhet-- got out of
the buggy and was followed by
Creech, whoe horse took fright
and bolted, whereupon Mr. Creech
ran up the road to a buggy driven
by Mr. King, which was going tow
irds BishopviTle. As Creech ran
up the road Kelly, who had in the
rantime gotten out, seized a
ouble-barreled breech-loader from
As buggy and aimed it at him, but
iugleton stepped in front of the
Inuzzle of the gun and Creech
eached the buggy in safety and
was driven off at a rapid pace.
K~elly attempted to follow them
with his teamu, but the pursued
sad made such headway that he
realized he could not overtake
them. He thereupon unhitched
one of his hysf s and jumping on
its back, armed with his breech,
loader, galloped after the buggy
overtaking it after it had passed
the Lee county line. Kelley fired
three more shots, killing Creech.
It is rumored that this act on
Mr. Kelley's part was in conse
quence of an irremediable wrong
done by the decer sed to a member
of the former's family.
The latest report alleged that
the sheriff of Lee county was
sarcing fur Keiley.
Mr. W. E. Creech, a North Caro
linian by birth, was a partner of
the Bishopville branch of Mr. Geo.
T. Little's Camden livery stable.
For several years previous to his
departure for Bishopville the de
ceased was emnployed by Mr. Little
in Camden and here bore the rep
utation of being a peaceful and
quiet citizen.
ANOTHER AcCoUNT.
Bishopvulle, May 7.-This town
was shocked this morning to hear
of the tragie death of W. E.
Creech, who was shot to death yes
terday evening by Spain Kelley.
Mr. Creech was returning from
Cmden in company with H. H.
Kine and Howard Singleton.
About 12 miles from this place
they were met by Kelley, who wa.
riding in a buggy, accompanied by
a negro and leading another horse..
As he came opposite to Greech and
Singleton, who were riding to
gethr, Kelley drew his double.
barrelled gun from under the bug
gy seat and aiming his gun at
Creech said: "I have been hunt.
ing you for 48 hours."
He then fired, but the negrc
knocked up the barrel and the load
went over the top of the buggy.
Creech and Singleton then jumped
out and the horses ran away. Kel
ley fired again, the load strikint
Creech in the side and arm. King
then caught Creech and pulled hin
into his buggy, driving rapidly
away..
Kelley mounted the horse he
was leading and rode after the re.
treating men. King. seeing thai
Kelley was fast approaching, whip
ehis horse into a run and thu
pace was kept up for more than
two miles.
Coming opposite the house of
Mrs. Sallie Boykin, Creech begged
King to stop as he could go no fur
ther. They drove, into the yard,
Kelly following. King pleaded
with Kelley not to shoot again as
the man was dying. Kelley rode
up to the buggy and fired twice
with his revolver, killing Creech
instantly.
Neither Creech nor the two men
with him were armed.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that the deceased came to his
death by means of ganshot wounds
at the hands of Spain Kelley.
Kelley has not yet been appre
hended as the-theriffhas been ab.
sent on businear-forsevera- days
The cause of the shooting is a
mystery to everybody here .and no
motive can be -assigned for the
bloody deed.
Mr. Creech was manager of the
livery stable here of the firm of
Creech & Little. He had made
many friends since his residence
here and was a highly respected
young man.
HAD NOT WRONGED KELLEY.
Further information in regard
to the shocking tragedy was brought
to the town. He stated to a re
porter of The State that the entire
town is in gloom, and ,practically
all work has nded and
stores cIosed. Both of rinci
pals in the awful affair were pc
lar ii the town. It is said that
with his dying breath Creech de
clared his innocence of any wrong
toward Kelley. The body of the
dead man was taken to Tennessee
last, night by Mr. J. B. McLaughlin,
a lawyer of that place.
Young Kelley is said to be a
man of quiet demeanor and well
educated, having attended the
grammar schools in Bath, England.
His father is also a man of refne.
ment, -and was at one time the
champion c:icketer of England.
The State's informant says that
Kelley is one of the dommission to J
adjust the debt between the county
of Lee and the old counties from
which it was made, and is a mem
ber of the legislature. In this cone
neetion, however, it shopuld be'
stated that the member of the leg
islature is B. F. Kelley, while the
ispatches declare that Spain Kel
ley killed Creech
IThe escape of Mr. Howrard Sin-.
gleton is said to be remarkable, for
he received but one slight wound1
in the hand. The horse which he
w'as driving was struck by six
buckshot and the buggy was rid
died. Kelley is yet a fugitive from
the officers of the law, but many
people think that he will surrender
himself.
Mr. W. D. Trantham, a leading
lawyer of Camden, stated last night
that he knew Creech very well.
The latter was about 32 years of
age, a splendid jadge of horses and1
a mani of pleasing personality.
In Camden, Creech was regar ed
as a man of blameless life. Mr.
Trantham at that .time did not
know which Kelley had done the
shooting.-Columbia~ State.
"A man living on a farm near here
came in a short time ago completely
doubled up with rheumatism. I handed
him a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm
and told him to use it freely and if not
satisfied cafter using it he need not pay a
cent for it," says C. P. Rayder, of Pat
ten's Miills, N Y. 'A few days later he
walked into the store as straight as a
string and handed me a dollar saying.
give me another bottle of Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. I want it in the house all
the time for it cured mes." For sale by
Dr. G. W. Earle. Pickens and Dr. R. F.'
Smith, Easley.
MATRtIMONY AN~D MUED3E.
The UJausaaI Mixtare Presented i. a Tire
glaa Toew.
Miles Charles, indicted for the
murder of bis business partner, Cd.
C. Hatch, in Buchanan county,
Virginia, and confined in the coun
ty jail at Grundy, Virginia, was
married behind the bars on the
7th instant to Miss Heddie Tibbets,
the pretty daughter of Joe. Tib-.
bets, for many years clerk of the
county court for Buchanan. Charles
was a prominent merchant when
the killing occurred. He will be
tried next month.
Startling Test.
To save a lhfe, Dr.'t.0G. Merritt, of
No. Mehoopany, Pa., made a startling
test resulting in a wonde.rful cure. He
writes,."a patient was attacked with
violent hemorrhages, caused by ulcerra
ion of the stomach. I had often found
Electric Bitters excellent for acute stomn
ach and liver troubles so I prescribed
them. The patient gained from the first,
and has Dot had an attack in 14 months.
Electric Bitters are positively guaranteed
for Dyspepsia.Indigestion, Constipation
and Kidney troubles. Try them. Only
I W at the Picens Drug Co..
HOYT -HAYEs
etas of the 'rerrna
afna WWe Was afri
tobs- -
On the mording of
Mrs. Lula Hayes-"
Hayes. of 'the Ret r
Oconee coatny, wa~zf
qer bed r m
a note, purporting 10-_
pritten-by her, was
room, addressed toh
ing she could not.be' r't
of motherhood adthat " O, k
her own life. After hebig
the matter was looked' into
elosely, and the correspoden o
The Columbia State at WaIlla
now gives the following version of
te affair t pa e n dt
of May 7th, which we- pubeisk
loiw: .
"Ihe Ftate has already told o
the arrest of Hoyt Hayes, charged
with the murder of his young wife.
Further details are now obtainable.'
On Sunday morning, Apri
about sun up, Hoqytfayi .m wett
the home of a neighbor and t-d
im that his wife had- killedher.
elf. The coroner was notified and
wen'tothe scene, but did oe -em .
panel a 1Wy Jmd Mrs. Hayessas
buried on Sunday. afternoon. On-.
1he following Fnday Coroner Har
bin reopened the case, empaneled
k jury but did not attach an
blame to -
last Mr. -- -hero
h -of~
no. E. Mason, magistrate for Cen.
-ra township, and on Mondathe
th inst., Mr. Hayes was broughit
o ja'. Deputy Sheriff Scl-oder
arried Mr. Hayes down to GaR
ay for a prelimrzary hearing yes- -
:erday.' Col R. T. Jaynes, of the
irm of Jaynes & Shelor was pres.
mt representing the defendant and
Eon. Geo. E. Prince of Anderson,
vas present as the State's rep
;entatiye. After swearing a
ialf dozen witnesses the magistrate
sent the case up to court and the
lefendant was brought back to
ail.
When the neighbors of Mr. a
Ifrs., Hayes reached the home of -
he terrible tragedy they found
Ira. Hoves in bed dead. She was
yiag parallel on the bed with' a
ingle-barrel breech-loading shot,
;n lying.parallel withr her and a
ir roker lying between her and -
he gun. Almost the entire topA
>ortion of her head was blown .off.
he shot penetrated her head from
.mple to temple and large spots
af blood and brailif were found on -~
the head board of the bed to the "
right of where the body was lying. -
Glen Fei-guson, colored, 'one' of
bhe witnesses sworn, said that he
eard a gun shot at or narHaes~
ouse on- Saturday night,etweea
10 and 11 o'clock. None of e4 --
evidence brought out at the pre' -
liinary was any more direct than
his, but the position in which the
yody was found, the position of the
run, the fire poker and the range'
f the shot are considered strong
ividence that there was foul play.
No evidence was produced to
show a motive for murder. A note -
was found which read about as fol.
tows: "Lula, Hoyt is good to nie
,ut I prefer dying to enduring the
ain and anxiety of maternity."
Mrs. Hayes was in her 21st-year..
She was an earnest Christian work.
r, always cheerful and by her
unny disposition and social gual
ties had many friends.
Her death has caused s~gr
leal of excitement in the commu
ity. 'All families lhve near each
ther and are prominent in social,
business .and religious life of the
community. All kinds of rumors
re afloat and the July term. of
court will witness a most exciting''
ease for murder.
When you want a pleaann. physic try
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv&1e
ets. They are easy-to take andp 8a
in-effect. For sale by Dr. G. W. B le, *4
Pickens, and Dr. R. F:'sditi;~sey
-The case of the State' agis
Reuben Pitte, the teacher clarged
with the murder of Edwald Fcster,j >
his pupil, has been contna&"ii"'
Spartanburg because of the illn es
of the defendant.
A sore Timig.
it is said that nothing is sureexe
death and taxes, but that is not ~t
gether true' Dr. King's New DisOO7
for Consumption is a sure -cure' o l
lung and throat troubles. Krs. G'B
VanMetre of Shepherdtownl.W s,
says "I had a severe case of c""~
and for a year tried everything Ibeard
of but got no relief. Ones bottl fD Z
King's New Discovery then nI!~m
Whooping Cough, Grip,
consumpton. Trr it. 1t'gU
the Picken4~ Drug~ o
rial bodhe free. .Beg

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