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k Curtain to be Rung Down
Has Attracted Attention f4
cation Established by Hosf
'The State, ApAIllt
Thurston M. Wughn's body will rest
in a quiet place in the State hospital
cemetery and when the remains are
lowered into the earth this morning
the curtain Vil1 be rung down on one
of the most sensational cases ever be
fore the 'ptiblic in South Carolina.
Vaugh-i',s remains ;will be laid to
rest in a simple coffin and in a sii
i)le way. His father instructed the
State hospital authorities to Inter the
Sheriff T. Alex Heise arrived with
'the body of the former superintend
ont of the Odd Fellows orihanage at
&:f Welock yesterday morning, hay
ing left Tampa Fla., at 1 o'clock Sun
day afternoon. A short time after the
'iival of the remains, Dr. C. Fred
Williams and other hospital offIcials
viewed the body and positively identi
le'd the dead man as Thurston U.
Vaughn. The identiflcation was timl
mediate and certain. "That's Vaughn,"
Cr. Williams and others said when the
coilln was opened. i
Capt. J. K. P. Neatherry, i;)ast grand
master of the Odd Pellows; A. 1.
Langley, past grand nianter; Dr. S. F.
Killingswortlh. grand secretary; Dr.
Williams, )r. Boone, C'. L. Blease,
former governor; Dr. R. T. Jennings,
penitentiary physician, and numerous
other personi IdentifIed the btly as
that of Vaughn and a certificate that
the body was Vaughn's was made out
by Dr. Killingsworth, Mr. Langley and
All during the day hundreds of peo
ple attempted to se the body which
was at McCormick's undertaking es
tablishment, but only those securing
permission trom Dr. .Willialns and
Sheriff Heise were permitted to view
the remains. Many curiosity seekers
were turned away.
tPictures of the man were tacen dur
ing the day as a safeguart In owee any
question arises in the future as to hi
Sheriff Heise talks Interestingly of
his trip agd his talk with Vaugai's
wife, formerly Mies Bandet Bnian
guard of Clover, whom he saw gun
day morning. She told Mr. Heist tht
Shipment of Voile
-One lot of' Voile andl~ Orgni
Organdy D~resses, in (jaint y
Silk apd 3
S4ilk J'ongee Blouses, lhautif
Georgette lilouises, tt
* One Mti Voile Waists, at,.
Hat at Min~Ier's.
Marseilles Pattern in large
$7.50, special -price....
72-90 Crinkle-Quilt .... ...
SI1x90 Wearwell 'Sheeta s
42x36 -Pillow Gases. ... .. .
Phoenix TIose .... .
Fiber Silk 'Hose .... .... ..
"ildren's Soeksq.... .... .
Over Sensational Case That
)r Years--Cornplete Identifi
Vaughn escaped from the 'tate hoe
opital by means of a key, but did not
explain exactly how the patient ob
tained the key. After esoairig on
Monday night Vaughn walked through
the streets -of Columbli iabd to 1he
Seaboard Air Line station, she said,
where he purchased a ticket for Tam
'pa and boarded the miidat*3ght train tot
Mrs. Vaughn remained in Tampa
and as far as Is known at the pres
ent time there wil 'be no eftbit to
have her return to Sputh Carilina in
connection with the case.
Sheriff Hfelse brought back with
hhn the ra.or with which 'Vaughn
ended his lffe and 'tlno lib pocket
knife with which 'he hal atteipted
to commit 'suiclie last Monday ;when
flrst arrested at his home in Port
Tampa, Pasted on The razor are the
following words: "Kangaroo. court
property'; 'not to be suldl'or traded nor
taken from jail. Return to office each
day,' The pocketknife is a very or
dinary two blade knife.
"I saw Mrs. Vaughn, formeily Miss
Sandel II3eam'ttar'd 'f Clover, at the
7nurses ,home in Tairia, where she
was under the care of a )hyslCilan and
two nurses and in a very hysterical
and nervous condition," 3Mr. Heise sail
yesterday. "She told n' that she w:ts
married to Vaughn at Tampa, on the
111th duy 'f 'April, 1920, by the Rev.
H1. A. Tucker, the certifleate being in
a little marriage record book," Mr.
Heise continued in speaking of his
trip. 'She told the sheriff that she had
marfteU'Vaughn while he raas going
under the name of T. A. Earl of Tam
'pa. "When I asked her where Vaughn
went the night after his escape from
t'he 'hrositAl, - which was one of my
first questions, she replied that he
watlke'd 'to 'the Seaboard station and
caught the midnight train to Tampa
and began teaching school soon after
his arrival in Florida, locating at Oil
lett " Mr. Helse said. Mrs. Vaug'hn
td10 'the'Ribhland sheriff that a.fter a
sahort stay at ilett Vaughn went to
a rural sohool out from Plant City
and. later went to Port Tampa, this
b'$ing Webruary- 20, 1920.
echasing power of ti
I in 'some cases, as r1
>mptly, the benefit <
and Organdy Dresses
g'l ress4es in ;beautiful pat
. ... -.. ........ .. .. . ..$10.00
.h.k... ......$10.00 t o $16.98
'ully embroidered, at ....$6.98
... .... .....$4.98 and $5.98
thin;gs in Mid-Summer Hats,
to go quickly. Get your next
Cotiterpane, former value
.---....... .... .... ....$3.98
---- ... ... ... ... 1.49
.....$#90,.$1.45, $1.95, $3.00
*. -.........25c, 35o, 50o
:OME TO LA
Mrs. Vaughn said that Vaughn had
some moliey in his possession when
fie escaped from the bospital, that he
bad gotten As tips and that be would
sell thb tobaeco that was furnished
-him and hide the money in the toe of
his shoe. When asked as to how he
left the hospital she said that after his
escape that he walked to the station
and took the midnight train for
Plorida where he had been ever since.
'%When asked as to how he came in
possession of the keys with which no
effected his escape, Mrs. Vaughn said
that lie had never confided in her as
.to Who gave it to him but that he was
never trusted with any keys and that
she wished to state to the public that
neither Dr. Williams nor Dr. Munnerl
lyn had ever relaxed the supervision
of Vaughn and that no auth rities
were in any way connected ;wIth his
escape. Mrs. Vaughn spoke in the
highest terms of Dr. Williams. Mrs.
Vaug'hn became very nervous when
talking about who aided Vaughij to
escape and would wring her hands and'
,become hysterical. Asked as to why
she told Vaughn 'Good bye, I'll meet
fou in heaven,' Mrs. Vaughn said that
she did not Intond to commit suicide
but that when lie was taken back to
,South Carolina that he would be exe
cuted. She nald that Vaughn' never:
went to Canriada, but never left Florida
as far as sbe knew-. She sald -that he
seemed to love her very much and
bogged heur to come to him, that he
was just like a child and that she
felt .sry and married him. M ri.
Vaughn is 3-1 years of age and wearsi
"Vuiighn and Vife were in Tamla;:,
Saturday night April 2 and in s.:assing
a etgar atore she saw a fermer Colin
bian, Sant Coleman, anl felt swre thia
Cahanan had reengnized them. She
sald she knew that Vaughn could have
lett then but he did not feel uneasy at
the time about anyone turning him uI.
Mrs. Vaughn said that the city authori
ties had treated her very badly, put her
in a dirty cell and igave her coffee with
something in it that caused her to lose
aer reaspn. Ohe said one of the city
police had tried to get her to get some
poison to give Vaughn and get him
out of his misery as she know he
would be taken back to South Carolina
but she said she would not do that.
"One of the men told her that her
marriage was nuli and void and she
said that &he malked several hours
looking for the minister who had per
formed the ceremony and that she be
came so exhausted that she had to get
a itranofer'totake her -home. She said
that Vaughn attended a Baptist church
e dollar is great at t
kauch as three dollars
our special cash pi
32 and1 27-ine
40-ineh W'~hit t
(4ood (quality yard-wi
Short lengths in yard
Short lengths in goo
Short lengths in Dra
Specials in W
Extra 'heavy Overalls ........
Men 's heavy Work S-hirts....
Boys' Wor'k P'ants.... .... ..
Men 's -heavy Work Pants ..
in the country and taught Sunday
90si1. Mrs. Vaughn was asked if
Vaughn ever feared recapture and she
Ba'id that ho had .%ald to her on several
occasions that the people in' South
Carolina had other things to do and
wero too .busy tu foal with him. Mr.s.
Vaughn would stop in the middle of
the conversation and say, 'Oh, he was
good to mu -and loved me,' and then
"The Vaughns had a furnished room
with Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Clark at Port
TPanila, ten miles below Tampa city.
Vaughn was arrested by E. Z. Suddoth,
marshal and dcrputy sheriff at 'Port
rainpa. The city detectives had the
roi)ort on his being wanted in South
Carol'ina but -as it was out of the city
limits they called on Marshal Suddoth
for assistance. When first arrested hz
claimed l he was from Ohio and that his
name was Earl. Mrs. Vaughn said
that after she recovers from the
shock, that she will use the name of
E'arl for the )resent and follow her
professIon of nursing. In an Inter.
view with Mr. and Mrs. Clark they
itated that the Earis or Vaughns were
very nervous on the Sunday following;
the night they were seen in Tampa by
Coleman and that Vaughn did not
leave hIs room all day. Vanghn was
Irrested on .londay April .1.
".\r s. V aughin said that she was in I
I, nelrvois state almost all the I.ime
as she feared someone .would recog.
inize Vau ghn and tu rnim il ove- to
the au titice."
Mr. I cise first i'eard of Vaughn !;ill-!
ing himself by tending it inl a Jack::on
Ville aier while on ithe train from
Tal!-ah0assev to Jacksonville to metit
ite oth"er two men frcmil Southi Car-a
lina. On anr- iring at .Jack son ville Ie
fouini a tjlegram t aaiing him fronm
Dr. Williams an( Governor Cooper di
recting that he go to 'ampa and biring
Lhe body back.
"Sheriff W. C. Spencer expressed,
great regret over the fact that Vaughn
had killed hinelf but said that lie did
riot heliteve that we would have ever
been able to take him a-,ck alive as
he was determined to kill himself"
5r. Hese said. Sheriff Spencer has
rdered an investigation as to why the
razor was allowed to fall into
Vaughn's hands," Mr. Helse said yes
Mr. Helse raports a pleaaant trip
with the exception of the extreme dis
Lppointmebt over not being able to
leliver Vaughn into the hands of the
A good program at The Princess
Priday and Saturday. Anotber good
his store. A dollar
last year. We we
I <iuatlity GnOgham.
. . .. ... . ,. .. $1.49
.. ... ... .. . .85o-98c
-- .. . . . .. . . $1.98
Do not forgot that we have a large and 'well assorted stock of all
kinds of Belting, Pipe, Valves, Fittings, Iron; Steel, Shafting, Pul
leys and Hangers, Bolte, Nuts and Washers and anything else you
may need in the way of machinery supplies at present low prices.
Columbia Supply Company
828 Gervais Street, COLUMBIA, S. C.
O W E N BROS. MARBLE
& GRANITE CO.
Dealers in everything for the -eme
The largest and best equipped mon
Siemntal mills in the Carolinas.
GREENWOOD, . S. C.
UNDE TAKE S
LAURENS, . . . S, C
buys as much as two dol
Ltch the markets and give
Beaut ifnl inew patterns in Voiles; le.ss thn111 one-half last,
year's prices, spevially prieed, yard ..............500
One lot 40-in ch ainey Voiles, spe<ial per ard .... .... .25c
Imported Organdies in all the popular shades, yard .... $1.00
Domestic Organdies in white and faneies, yard .. ... .50c
We have received a liberal shipment of Michael-Stern
Spring sn'u1s, in hiie seivge and faicies. These are well
tailored and specially priced .... .. .....$30.00 and $35.00
Young Men's Suits. - .... .... ....$18.50, $25.00 and $30.00
B ts -.... ..... .. .... $5.00, $7.50 and $10.00
en's Pins -.... .... .... . ... .... $3.50, $5.00 and $8.50
B s' P ts -.... .... .... .... ....$1.00, $1.50 to $2.50
Men's Straw Hats
The new Straws are here, at .... ....$3.00, $4.00 and $5.00
New shipment of Men's and Boys' Caps $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00
Phoenix and Wilson Bros. Socks for Men
A new shipment at p. es that bring us back to pre-war
prices .... .... .... .... .... .. .. .... ....50c-75c
A PR IL 20-27