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ATTACKED YESTERDAY BY I
NEGRO !N OFFICE OF
HAVE THE CULPRIT
Chain ol Evidence ia Strong
Against Clyde Devlin, a Young
Protending that he wished to pur
chase soma coal, an unknown negro
mun yesterday morning stop ind luto
the office ot Mortimer W. Sloan's coal
and wood yard, In thc Blue Ridge
HoilwaV freight yards, and assaulted
Frank Divjfcr. who was staying In the
office during the proprietor's absence,
while Mr. Dlvver was in the act of
writing down tho name which the ne
gro gav* and the place w'.icr^ he wish
ed the coal delivered.
Mr. Divtfor was struck twice in the
head with a brick, wh^'i tho negro
brought Into the office wrapped In a
newspaper and stuck tn his - oat pock
et. 1.' rulered practically unconscious
for the moment by the Mows, hut
with presenco of mind enough left tn
act, Mr. Divver exclaimed, "I will
shoot you," and staggered toward a
desk in tho office. Evidently believing
that the threat would be carried out,
the negro turned and darted out the
door Just u3 Mr. Dlvver hurled an
alarm clock, which he picked up off
; tho derk, at him. The negro ran in
thc direction of the Blue Ridge Rail
way depot and disappeared from view
of Mr. Divver as he rouhd-?d the cor
ner of the Standard Oil Company's
Suspect Under \rrcst.
News of thc assault waa telephon
ed to police headquarters, and within
nn almost incredibly short time Chief
Sammons had a number o\' officers ?n
automobiles scouring tho c'.ty for a
negro answering the description
which Mr. Diwcr gave cf hin ussail
A large number of negroes were
caught in thc dragnet willoh thu poi ice
literally cast over the city, '/bese ne
groes wero carried before Mr. Divver
for identification, but noni of them
corresponded to the n?gro who at
tacked him. It woo not tint!! Private
M. M. Stupart accosted a negro named
Scott Benson that a clue was obtained
that pointed to U negro who may be
guilty of the assault. Scott Benson
told tho officer that If he would go
and arrest his (Benson's) brother,
his (8cott Benson) would then tell
who had assaulted Mr. Divver.
Private Stuart reported this matter
nt once- to headquarters, and -at once
Captain of Police Olin TO Hell Let out
to apprehend Scott Benson's brother,
I .ou lc- Benson, while Private Stuart
went to get Scdtt Benson. A3 coon
ai tho last named negro was brought
to the police station he told the offi
cers tb.*!t Clyde Devlin was tho negro
who liad admitted to him that he was
tho assailant of Mr. Dlv*vr
Clyde Delvin Arrested.
Capt. Bell and Privatj* stuart and
Payne went at once to Del vin's 'iou.so.
at 318 Jefferson avenue, being carried
there by Mr. Joe Bell, in his automo
bile. The officers brought Devlin to
the police station, where they held
him closely guarded while they set
about weaving a chain of e1 "lonee thal
binds the negro rather closely as
tho person who committed thc attack;
on Mr. Divver.
In their investigation tho police
trapped Clyde Devlin in a uumbur or
conflicting statements. Scott Benson
had previously told the poito th.it
Dovlln said he struck Mr. Dlvver be
cause the latter had cursed h'm. The
Devlin ir id confided In him as to the
assault on Mr. Dlvver ho .cautioned
him not to tell anyone, and gave lilrn
50 cents as "hush" money.
Scott Ben ion's allegation that Dev
lin had given bini 50 cents to keep
the confession a secret furnished the
police with means by which they trap
ped- Devlin In a conflicting statement.
When the police brought Devlin to the
police station be stated, that he had
Jost cpme from the rope mill, where
ho got his wages for the week, which,
amounted to $4.no. Devlin produced
his pay envelope, but there Was only
$4 tn it. Asked wbat he had doue
. with tho 50 cents that was missing
from th epay envelope, Devlin said
that ho had glvon It to his wife. The
- police cot in touch with Devlin's wife
and aha declared emphatically that
Devlin hod not given.her a penny. The
fact that Devlin apparently told a
lio about having given his wife the 50
couts, lent weight to thc statement of
Scott Benson's that Devlin bad given
hitii BO, cents to keep pecret tho state
ment abeut his having committed Ute
assault upon Mr. DI wer.
liad Changed Clothing.
When Clyde Devlin was carried be
fore Mr. Divver for Identification, the
latter stated that Devlin appeared to
bc- thc man who 'had struck him. but
that thc ciothes-. he had on'did not
correspond to those his assailant wore;
Afterwards the. police went back to
Devlin's home and found that the ac*
i irro hud changed his clothes immed
iately upon coming home. These dis
carded ' clothes were taken by the po
lice and carried before Mr. Dlvver,
Who ptated that they appeared to T>a
the .sams clothes that his assailant
wbA wearing when he was struck.
With ins point of the clothes having
hoon settled, the police set about to
weave yet othor links to the chain.ot
evidence they appear to hav* wound
about tho negro Devlin.
At the Repe M (IL
Devlin was not working at the rope
mill on Saturday, and shortly before
noon he called at the office for hts
jft&ss:_^PrMy.r oc?TP qhipfoy** of
, (Continued on page aerea,)
NEGRO FOUND IK
WM Rifling Drawers of Dresser
When Frightened Into
Lest night about 8 o'clock the police
were called to the residence of >lr.
J. M. Paget, No. .603 North Main
rtrcet. lt having been reported that a
negro man had been detected rifling
drearer drawers in one of the rooms.
The young son of Mr. Paget was at
homo alone at the time, his parents
having gone out for the evening. The
lad states that he heard a noise in an
adjoining room of the house, and when
he went to Investigate discovered a
negro roan in the act of ransacking
thc dressor drawers. ,
The negro made a dach for a win
dow, the la# stated, and leaped
through to the ground. When the ne
gro left the room, young Paget stated,
he rushed to the dresser and secured
a pistol, with which he fired several
ehots at the fleeing man.
The police made a close search ot
the region back of the Paget home,
in which direction the negro is said
to have gone, but were unable to
find any trace of bim.
ThJee Little Pjegroes Held on
(Charges Stealing Many Old
Ip the midst of thc strenuous period
though which the police passed yes
terday there bobed up an episode that
crested considerable merriment, and
served to suspend for a short while j
tho teuieness of the strain the police :
Private Driskell was at the rope
min for the purpose ot consulting
with Mr. A. S. Farmer, president,
when he noticed three little negro
boys comlnc down Towera street, by
tito Presbyterian church cemetery,
staggering under enormous bundles of
old Jute bags. The officer stepped
out in the street with the intention
of.asking tho boy* what they were
going ta do with so many sacks, and
whore they got them. No sooner had
th? little negroes spied tho officer
fian tho largest of the trio, Allen
Lie, sprinted bia.way to the ts', i tim
be,-. The bther .members of the trio,
(Jeergo DuPre and . Marlon - Crown,
w4rp taken In tow by the officer.
. Thc two bruta and their enormous
load ot sacks wore brought to the
city hall by the police in* Mr. Joe
Bell's car. -Upon searching the ne
groes, thc police found a number of
paire or new rubber heels and ot? er
article;, which they believe the boys
As a number', of complaints have
been made to the police by people,
who have had sacks stolen from their
premises, the officers believe (hst
these little negroes stole a great
many of the sacks which they were
bearing off to a place where they could
Jlrpoae of them tor cash.
FATALLY SHOT BY
m9 ^_? - * mm_n_ ? tm* *am
negro zieaniea tnenwer or snorer
Ashley's Fosse Near
Returning this morning at 3:30
o'clock from a trip Into Abbeville
county, where he went Saturday night
to arrest a negro wanted In Honea
Path for engaging ' In a pistol duel
with a policeman there some six
weeks ago. Sheriff 'Ashley brought
news Of the fatal shooting of the ne
gro, Arthur Williams, he went to ar
rest by Ellis Hughes, of Hones Path,
who was- deputised to go along with
the sheriff. After the encounter with
the negro, who ahowed fight when the
officers wont to arrest him, Sheriff
Ashley secure, the services of a phy
sician for the negro, and offered to
brkig tho negro to tho Anderson Coun
ty hospital, but waa advised by the
physician that this would be useless,
as tho negro would live but a short
Some els. weeks ago,. lt will be re
called, Arthur Williams, stood oft a
Honea Path policeman who had seiz
ed, a package of whiskey from another
negro. Willie the negro had thc pe-,
liceraan stood off he ordered the otb-'
er negro to pick up bia package of
^h?s?try ar.d gp. Wlll?an* then back
ed off. keephig the officer covered with
his pistol in the meantime, until ho
bad gene several yards, when hh turn
ed and ran. Aa the negro turned the
policeman d-ew his pistol nnd. the two
engaged In a running pistol fight
Williams disappeared from- the coun
try, and no more was heard of him
until Saturday, when Sheriff Ashley
was notified that the negro wa? back
st. hlB homo on Mr. Phate Morrison's
plantation, near Donalds, in Abbe ville
Sherirf Ashley and Deputy Sheriff
Sandors left Anderson about 9 o'clock
Saturday night for Donalds. Expect
ing trouble with tho negro, tho sWiff
stopped by Honea Path and took Po
liceman Pugs and Hughes along with
him, and Bille Hughes, a brother of
Wh^n tbs officers reached the ae
PROBABLY THE MOST
EXGIT?N6 DAY YET
SERIES OF OCCURRENCES
FROM MORNING UNTIL
LATE AT NIGHT
PUBLIC MIND WAS
MUCH WORKED UP
Brutal Assault, Two Fire?, Two
Housebreakings and Other
Anderson ian s put over one of the
most exciting days Saturday of a de
cade, more things happening to cause
excitement, and within the shortest
length or time, than in any day the
memory or those now living here.
A bruU.1 assault upon a man in an
effort to commit robbery, a sudden'
death on the streets, two fires, a case
or housebreaking, an attempt at an
other housebreaking and the arrest
ing of a negro whom Dr. E. H. Parks
positively identifies, as the man who '
assaulted In his Jewelry shop a week
?go Saturday afternoon, constitutes !
the list of occurrences that stirred the
city from one end to. the other.
About ll o'clock Saturday morning
a negro walked into the office of a
local coal and wood yard and gave an
order for some Coal to a young man.
Frank Divver, who was staying in the
office in the absence of the proprie
tor. While Mr. Diwer was bending
over a pad writing down the ndmc
and address the negro struck bira
twice over the head with a bludgeon,
which proved to be a brick wrapped
in a newspaper. Mr. Divver was not
knocked out by the blow, and when
he staggered toward a desk, threaten
ing to get a pistol and shoot thc ne
gro, the culprit dashed out of the of
fice and made his escape. Tho police
have rounded up a negro. Clyde Dev
lin, and have strong evidence point
ing to his being guilty of tbt assault.
Late Saturday afternoon Dug Wil
liams, a well known colored character
about the city, dropped dead on Main
Two fires occurred lato yesterday i
afternoon, both within an hour. No I
Treat damage resulted from either
Late Saturday afternoon Sheriff
Ahhley arrested a negro named Cor
nelius Cambrell. who Dr. Parks posi
tively identifies as the negro who as
saulted'him tri his jewelry Bhop c
wock ago Saturday afternoon.
Saturday night shout 8 o'clock the]
young son of Mr. J. M. Padget promi
nent attorney of the city, went home'
and found a negro In one of the rooms i
rifling a dresser drawer. The negro
made a break for a window and got
?w?jr &? thc boy grasped a pistol' and
fired several times at him.
. An hour and a hulf later an attempt
was made, to break Into the house of
Harry Gelsberg, the would-be burg
lars being frightened away . before
they had effected an entrance to the
A Fight Occurred.
Two incidents that took place on
the outskirts of the city can be in
corporated in the day's happenings.
Late Saturday afternoon J. M. Yates,
aged about 60, was' knocked down and
beaten by Robert Pool..about 45 years
ot age, In the village of Toxaway
mills. - The two men became Involved
In a difficulty and Poole is said to
have A?i?vke? Taie? down bia bia list,
after which he picked up a piece of
coal and struck the old man in the
bead, fracturing the man's skull.
And Another Fight
Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock
two negroes. Herve Hollingsworth and
Andrew Harris, became Involved in
tv. difficulty near Townsend Twine mill.
Harris struck Holl tugs vir th with a
crowbar, Injuring his head and break
ing both bones in one ot bia arma.
Karris made his getaway, but a war
rant or hla arrest ls lu the hands of
gro's house Elite Hughes was the
rirst tb get in sight of the negro,
who reached for hts pistol aa it l> give
battle to the officer. Hughes drew his
own pistol and fired three times at
the negro, bitting him .twice, once In
the head and once In the chest.
Ti i at the negro was a ?rad character
is shown by the escapade le which he
waa involved at Hoaea Path several
weeks ago, when lie engaged In a re
volver battle with the policeman of
that town over the seizure of a pack
age of whitkey.
Negro Uses Crowbar on Another
With Painful Re
Androw Harris and Herve Hollings
worth engaged in a difficulty yester
day morning out near the Townsend
Twine Mill, with the result that Her
v?s smote Hollingsworth sorely with
a crowbar, inflicting a gash In his
bead and breaking the bones of his
Hollingsworth called on a local
magistrate after the fray and had a
warrant for. :he arrest of Harris is
sued. The Utter has skipped out and
the instrument for his arrest ia in the
hands of the sheriff.
ATTEMPT MADE IO
P-heved That Effort Wa? Made to ! ^
Enter Home of Mr. Harry
That an attempt wa; mad', last
night shout V o'clock to break '.oto the
residence of Mr. Harry Geis'ierg, on
South McDuple .sircet, .ts. 'ne bellet
shared by Mr. Gelaber? ana otherB.
About ?hat hour-nome shooting was
dona in. the street ir front ot Mr.
G Olsberg'o house l>: a white man who
appeared to he drinking. When arrest
ed the man cP.lmed that he saw
someone attempting to break into u
house and Le tired his pistol at them
to frighten them away.
Notwithstanding the condition the
man who made this report ia said io
have been in. lt Is believed that some
one made an effort to break into the
house. There were evidences about
the house ot -an attempt at house
breaking having been made.
Mr. Gelsberg had not left his place
of business ai the time and Mrs. Oels
berg was Sway, and no one was in the
house at that time ot the evening.
Police went to the house and made an
investigation ot the matter, ' and
though they are without much in thc
way of clues to work on, they are on
Dug Wflliams Well Known Char
acter Dropped Dead on
Dude Willlama, a well known negro
of the streets, dropped dead late
yesterday afternoon as he was walk
ing through the vacant lot between
WatBon-Vandlver building and the
building of Mr. John .M. Hubbard. A
physician who i made an examination
of the body stated that death was
cutiBed hy heart'' failure, superinduc
ed by tho continued use of drugs.
Upon the. certificate of the physician,
Coroner Harden dispensed with tho
usual inquest and turned tho body
over to Bleckley &. Heard, undertak
ers; for interment.
Dude or Dug -Williams was a well
known character about town. He
worked ns porter about various stores,
lately being employed by Marchbanks
Sc ,-l?abb. Jewelers.'^ Yesterday lie wai
LMiRoged in the-rcivins of Mr. W. ti.
Lyon's jewelry business from his pres
ent stand Ip. tho, Cox Book Store to
Mr. Lyon'? new place in the Ligon and
Ledbetter building. Tho negro had
started to take a box to the rear of
tho Coy Book' store and fell dead as
he was crossing the vacant lot be
tween the- Watsun-Yiaidiver building
and th? Hubbard'building.
Williams wae known cs a "dope
fiend." and Is sa5d to have been ad
dicted to tho uso, of drugs of some
nature for years. It ls stated that he
made his home on People's row, a.
negro settlement near the People's
SHOOTING ? AT IVA
? Negro Resisted Arrest and Was
Shat hy Deputy Sheriff
News roached Anderson early this
morning of th? probable fatal shoot
ing of a negro at Iva by - Deputy
Sheriff Wiles of that place.
Details of the shooting could not be
had. A message came , to the county
Jail during the absence of Sheriff Ash
ley stating that a negro man had
beaten up a white man at Iva and that
when the deputy sheriff went to arrest
the negro he resisted the officer, with
the result that the latter shot him sev
eral times. The message stated that
the negro waa In n dying condltlou.
I AL ARTI OF FIRE
FROM EAST ORR
I Kitchen Roof on Home of Mr. E.
Adams Waa Slightly Dam
The fire department wss called to
No. 425 East Orr street at S:45 o'clock
yesterday afternoon/ smoke having
been discovered coming from the kit
chin roof around tho stove flue. The
department made rood time In get
ting tb tho scene ot ?be fire and did
effective work atteT' arriving there.
The damSg? * waa nominal.
The house is peopled by Mr. E.
Adams, managing editor of The In
telligencer, and is owned by Mr. G. N,
C. Boleman. The alarm caused the
turning out of spectators In larger
numh?rr than usual, this probably be
ing doe to the fact that lt waa on
Saturday and tho number of people
Oe thc streets larger than at any time
during the week.
Miss X. C. Davis sod Miss Eva Gar
rison, of rout* three, were visitor* In
[the city yesterday.
OGRO NAMED CORNELIUS
G AM BREUL IS ACCUSED
ARRESTED LATE !
IN AFTERNOON I
ierchant Who WM Attacked a
Week Ago Yesterday Says
Gumbrell ? the Man
Positive!? ldocttfied es tbe negro
rho assaulted Dr. E. H. Parks in his
e wei ry shop yesterday a week ago.
'ornellua, better known as "Bon,"
.ambrell was lodged in the county
ail early last evening by Sheriff
ishley and Deputy Sheriff Sanders.
When Qarnbrell was brought bo
ore Dr. Parks (sst night the latter
xclalmed without a moment's heslta
lon. "What made you hit met" Tuni
ng then to the officers, the Jeweler
mphatlcally declared that thc negro
irought before him waa the one wno
iud assaulted him Saturday after
toon, February 20. in bis Jewelry
tore on East Benson street, at the
outh-wcat comer of the squsre.
Arrested Last Night.
The? county authorities some days
igo released the two negro suspects
hey had under arrest in connection
vi tb the assault upon Dr. Parks, as
hey bad discovered in the meantime
ividence pointing to their Innocence
md to ti.3 guilt of another party.
Jambrell was tho negro on whom stis
)icion rested, and the efforts of the
ifflccrs to locate "Son" G ambrell were
-ewarded yesterday evening about
1:30 o'clock, when they apprehended
he negro In a house on Humphrey's
?ow. a negro settlement in the vicinity
>f the People's Oil Mill.
The officers took the negro immcd
ately to Dr. Parks' ' atore for lden
iflcatton, but upon arriving there
ound that "io proprietor had gone to
ils boarding house. The sheriff and
*?? dtintv carried thc negro to Dr.
Parka* boarding house, carried him
ui? thc house and sent for tho Jew
eler to come and look at him.
Upon entering thc room and seeing
ho negro Dr. Parks, without , the
loost hesitancy, said to the negro,
'What made you hit met" Not for an
hstant, the officers stated, was Dr.
Parks in doubt as to this being the
legro who had ussaulted him. Gam
iircll made no reply to Dr. Parks' ac
cusations, tint later stated to the of
tlcers that he knew nothing1 of the
A Bud Character.
The description which Dr. Parks
;avo of tho negro who assaulted him
immediately after tho attack fits
.Son" aambrell to a nicety. Tho
negro is said to have "onie here some
thing like a year ago from Belton,
ind follows tho plasterer's trade. He
boars an dnaavery reputation, accord
ing tn the officers, and <n dealing with
liin have found him <c have a mean
??si rather desperate disposition.
Two Mea ai Toxaway MSI Vil
lage in Altercation Yea
Further excitement was- furnished
Andersoninns yesterday afternoon
?bout 3 o'clock, when news reached
thc city that there had been another
assault committed upon a white man
at roxaway Mm village. ? ii turned
out that Ute assault waa a fight be
tween two men, J. A. Yates, . aged
shout 60 years, and Robert Pool,
aged about 45 years.
The two mien had some words when
Yates accused Pool ot killing bis dog.
Blows passed between them and Pool
knocked Yates ?own. after which he
struck him In the head with a piece
of coal. Inflicting fracture of tho skull.
lt is stated. Pool waa arrested and
placed tn' the county Jail, where he la
being held pending tho outcome ot
Blase in Residence of Mr. J. F.
Womble on Bleddey
At ?:4f? o'clock yesterday afternoon
the fire department waa called to the
Intersection of Bleckley street and
Murray avenne. Uro having been d?a?
covered In the hom.' of Mr. J. "F.
Wemb! c. who Ia the corn rn erda i ?sont
?f the Piedmont and Northern Linen.
The flames destroyed a portion ot
the roof on tho house, entailing a *-v-.
33tlmated nt 1600. The house whs the
property of thc Dowling Realty Com
pany, and was t-cr? *#??ra1 veers ago
md occupied Oy Dr. H. R. Wei.-?. The
rouse ts Insured, but lt ls nndoiv'ood
vir. Wombin carried no Inrurancc on
tis household furnishings The ext mt
if the damage to these could not lie
The origin of the fire ts as yet a
nystery. It is thought u> have star -
td In th.- . -diing of one ot the secotiJ
loor rc-.ma. The alarm, coming wltn
n one hour after an alarm came in
rom East Orr street, created no lu
la Interest and excitement.
kit aaCnACHi Ki o?; V 8 ooo chad si*
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the Last Day
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