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Dlsconnoctedly, the woman launched
Into a narration of tha events of tha
eight before; my lady listened closely,
srltb an Interest and excitement she
?trove to conceal, half turning to that
tha other saw no longer her face.
"And here," anded Marie, extending
a crumpled fragment of paper, "it a
pi ana of tha note she dropped on tha
?each. The man torn It up, but In
thrusting tha bite of paper Into hit
pocket this fall out, and, after ha
walked away, I picked It up myself
from the sand. I cant read, ae your
Ladyship knows, and there lsnt much
on It?only a word or two I But It
saay tall something.'*
My lady's faoa waa now composed;
Use hand the extended, steady; for
ssreerml momenta aha regaid*d tha
"What doaa It say r* asked tha wom?
an anxiously. "Is It?Is It ImportantT**
Har mistress did not at once an
?wai; twisting tha bit of paper In her
angers, stood as If In thought, and tha
alffWrae repeated Tier question*.
"This not? might hare been Intend?
ed for some tdmlrer!" said, at length,
the Governor's daughter slowly.
Ha looked more Ilka an old prlva
teersman!" murmured the woman. '
"And there may be some plot?some
"Prtvateersman!" The girr? man
ner underwent a change; she shrugged
har shoulders. "What could they hope
to do st the Mount! You are Imagine- :
tiro, Marie!" lightly. "Nanette It
good looking, and what little It here
would eeem to signify a rendezvous.
Them may be no great harm In that."
"I am sorry, my Lady, to seem to '
think 111 of my own kin/* muttered the
tan dejectedly, "but?" i
i "Think no more of It! Ton hare
your duty. Now leave the mat- 1
tar to me, and?thank you. Marie!"
Whan, however, tee old nurse had
gone, all pretense < f lightness faded
from tha face of the Governor's daugh?
ter, and. opening the bit of paper, once
more she scrutinised It swiftly. In?
"Tomorrow?Monastery 3t Ranu?" |
she read. "Tee; It must mean St. Ran
ulphe? where we are going. And
where Beppo knew we wars going 1 |
Beppo. she went down on the besch ,
with!" Agsln she studied the frag*
merit, striving to mske out a word that
had been blotted and was almost il?
legible. 8he frowned as she endeav?
ored to decipher lt. "Lady E." 8be
gave an exclamation. "That refers, of
course, to?But why?" She kept ask?
ing besself the question. "Why r* she
repeated, when suddenly ths brown
eyes widened?changed; a new light
shone In their deptha "It must be
they Intend to?what eiset"
The sound of horns?signal for the
party to gather?broke upon tha air,
and. nervously crushing In her palm
the piece of the message, she stepped
to the table, to the untaated break
fast. Like one In a dream, who yet
feels tbs need for haste, she poured
out the coffee; with unsteady hand
raised the cup snd drank; startM to
eenre herself again; as if forgetful o\
the impulse, paused.
"And It" she said with deeper
breath. To ride to the ambush they
have so cleverly plannedT Allow my- 1
self to be taken prisoner by these des?
perate men? No; no; 1 could net!
And yet?" A trampling of bore**'
hoofs In the court below Intorruptei
"They sre ready to start!'* Uncer
talaly aha lifted her head; looked
arouud ber; then mechauically stepped
forward and left the room.
A scene of animation greeted her in 1
the court, sllve with lords and adlee,
for the most part already In the saddle
"Hall to Diana, who will lead us In
"Fair nymph, let us away!" and the
Marqult extended his hand.
With a seemingly merry nod she
acknonlodged their greetings; put out
a foot, and lightly sprang to her plaoe
on th? back of the nervous thorough?
bred. Bui ere giving the signal fo
?tart, the girl's glance swung around
to a window opposite, whero stood an
austere figure. Im pert urbably looking
down to watch them raid off.
**Au rerolr, anon per*-!" Her rcloe
rose ?Ith an odd. unusual thrill. "Au
revolr!" she repeated, when a misti?
ness In her eyes suddenly blurred
sight of him. snd she tightened the,
reins. Yet heeMtatlng to pa, her gace
cleared, and swerving, was abruptly
arrested by another and more Inter
eeteo spectator, wno, partly conceal* 1
by flowers and plants, peered with
anxious expectancy from her own bal
cony. Aa Nanette's eyes met QssSJg of
the Governor's gnsslhstf. Ihey wavered
half guiltily; sudW\ nly geJCJaM steady,
held by sono ? ? i I h of ImjH-i
ling Intelligence in UM atlas**! gasrv A
moment or two, my lady continued to
regard the girl; then touching h? r
horse, wheeled sharply, and set a pace
downward not easy to follow.
At the base of the Mout t they were
met by a numerous guard brlaht in
holiday trappings, ana, under me care
of the commandant, with flourish of
horse, the party swept gaily from
sands to shore.
"A gallant company, Monsieur lo I
Commandant!" observed the Marquis
to the officer in charge, as they
reached the green line st the yellow
basin's edge. "Now If we were to
meet an enemy?n i
"He would find us prepared, my
Lord!" the officer declared.
'True!" And the nobleman com?
placently touched the jeweled Hit of ,
hie own blade, accompanying the ac?
tion wich a tender glance at the Lady
Elise. , I
8he, however, a little ahead, ap
pea red not to hear; spoke suddenly to
her noise, and, as they ewung from '
the sward, started at a brisk gallop
down the road. Laughing, the others
ggggg after, lords and ladies first; be- I
bind, with tumult and clatter, tho com?
mandant and his men. As they ad?
vanced, on either side the way thick
trunks of moss-grown monarchs up- I
lifted their gnarled and hoary branch?
es, to meet overhead; through leafy
interstices bright flashes of sunlight
shot downward, danced on fine gar?
ments and accoutrements, and then
whisked elflshly away. In dim recesses
finches and sparrows sang; beyond,
murmured streams and rivulets, while |
at the feet of the riders, gay restless
flowers nodded, as If In accompanl- j
ment to the glad music of the morn.
"Small wonder his Excellency should
have desired to add this fair principal?
ity to his own!" muttered the Marquis,
looking around. "Of the seven forests
of Brittany, none will compare with
this, the Desaurac woods. What think
you, Elise?" spurring his horse near
his betrothed's. "Are you not taken
by its beauties?"
She looked at him with a start;
since leaving the sands she had not
spoken, and now, tugging at the reins,
only said abruptly: "My saddle! I
believe it is loose." 1
"Loose!" repeated the nobleman. ,
"Careless lackeys! Let us see!" And
rnxrptng the bridle of her horse, pulled
lu his own, and drew both animals to
a standstill at the side of the road.
As he dismounted to examine straps
and fastenings, the others dashed up;
my lady lightly motioned them on. |
"We'll soon overtake yout Don't
wait!** Unquestioning, they obeyed;
though the commandant, to whom a
few moments later ehe delivered a
similar Injunction, brought hie men to
'a halt and proffered his service*.
Whereupon the Marquis repeated the
girl's words more sharply; reddening,
the officer wheeled and started to ride
*I cant find anything wrong here!" '
Puzzled, the Marquis straightened. .
But her eyes were directed ahead i
and ehe pointed with her whip to a
break In the woody barrier to the right j
?a path that, springing from tho 1
roadside, seemed to plunge into the
very heart of the labyrinth.
"LookI the short cut!?that would
bring us half an hour before them to
the ruins! Let us take it!" |
A light seemed suddenly to break on
her companion, and he sprang airily to
his saddle. "As my Lady wills!" gal?
"Then call to the commandant, and i
tell him veeTl meet them there!"
The Marquis obeyed, and, without
awaiting answer, or demur from the
officer In charge of the guard, the girl
flicked her horse and sent him over
a low bush into the narrow way.
Fairly In the path, she rode fast,
and pressing hard oehlnd, my lord
soon found reason for doubt as to
the advisability of that route, and a ',
suspicion of regret at his own assent
to the departure from the main thor?
oughfare. As their surroundings grew
wilder and the slender green figure
flitted more and more recklessly be?
fore ilm. he even ventured to voice
his misgivings?advise greater care, j
A shake of the fair head was all he
received for answer and, regardless
of the increasing roughness of the
way, she continued to sweep on, now
uphill, then down, avoiding by a quick
turn one obstacle here, leaping anoth?
er there! From a black ambush, a
branch like the arm of a Titan reached
out to seize, but adroitly she swayed
from its grasp and only the twigs and
leaves loHcheo! TlgntTyTho nerfl "figure.
My lord, however, they struck sharp?
ly, and at the sudden smart and a
quirk realization of falling behind,
frownlngly he drove his horse harder.
1 The tete-a-tete ho had naturally ex?
pected from her request to pursue the
lonelier way promised now not to mate?
rialize; the idea that she was fleeing,
ho pursuing, possessed him. The for
| est, a tangle of shrubs and strange
I creepers, was tho scene of the Idyl;
I she, a sprite of tho greenwood, danced
I llljsively through tho maze. At length
I when my lord had begun to grow
I weary of vainly endeavoring to over?
take her, fate favored his efforts;
brought to a standstill, at the edgo
of a torrent, the object of his pur
"Are you mad, Elise?" A shadow
on his brow, the Marquis rode down.
She mado no reply; regarded only
"I hops It is not In ycur mind to at?
tempt to cross," he went on, a shado
of petnlnm ?? in hi* a< oents
Pho urg?sl her horse forward; It
"KU?**! 1 bog of you! It Is danger?
ous; better go ba< k, gad around!"
Hut the girl set her red Hps, raised
h??r whip, and brought It dOWfl hard.
The animal sprang Into tho foam;
hraaitlag the current, it slipped once
or twice, recovered, and, after an ef?
fort, managed to reach the bank op?
posite. My I>>rd leal blithely than
ho had first embarked on the id Veil
ture?followed; the cold waters surged
around, and be almost expected to be
swept away. At length, hOWCVer,
chilled by th<? Icy touch of the torrent
and somewhat, more out of humor, ho
round himself on the other Bide. "Rear
the top of the bank, where tho Gov- |
ernor's daughter had now the grace to |
await him, he rejoined her, disap?
proval on his face, reproach In his
eyes. Yet still did the girl remain un?
conscious of her lover's wounded sen- j
slbllltles; her own eyes, like stars be- !
neath the flurry of hair, were turned, !
not to the young man, but away, to- 1
ward a gaunt-looking ruin that had
suddenly uplifted itself, as If by magic,
through a rift in the forest. But a few
hundred yards distant, the black
crumbling walls bristled with rough,
jagged edges?big, broken teeth that
snarled at the rim of the ever-young
wood. The very brightness of the day
seemed only to emphasize the omin?
ous aspect of tho place; to reveal more ;
plainly the solitary character of its !
tTO BH CONTI NUHD)
REV. A. 11. Wooi>so\ RE8IGXE8.
IVCtJDJteilen Pustor at Manning Gives
I'p Charge to Assume New Work
Manning, Oct. 28.?At the regular
morning service in the Presbyterian
church yesterday the Rev. A. K.
Wodson tendered his resignation as j
pastor, which came as a surprise to j
the congregation. The resignation is
t0 take effect Jai uiry 1, 11H3. The j
Rev. Mr. Woodson had just returned I
a day or two before from the meeting |
of synod in Columbia and only a few I
had learned that a change in his rela?
tions was contemplated. He has been
pastor of the church here during the
past six years and has been very suc?
cessful in getting the church out of
debt, besides raising good subscrip?
tions for other purposes, notably the
$2,000 during the last two weeks
raised to aid tho endowment of the
church colleges in this State. Mr.
Woodson has now been called by the
committee of Foreign Missions of the
Southern Presbyterian church to as?
sist in raising funds for the support of
missionaries. The committee is now
involved In considerable debt, amount?
ing to nearly $175,00s, and it Is hoped
that Mr. Wodson will be instrumental
in greatly reducing this indebtedness.
()f course, this resignation coming so
unexpectedly, there is no one in view
now to take his place as pastor of the
MAN* COMMITTED SUICIDE.
lloli\ar Aiken Shot Himself In Pres?
ence of Family Karly Monday Morn?
Columbia. Oct. 28.?BollVSr Aiken
shot himself In the head early yester?
day morning with a pistol, dying from
the effects of the wound. R. D. Walk
?*r, the coroner, made an investigation
af the case, but decided that an in
?inest was unnecessary,
MAY WITHDRAW WARRANTS.
If Reojaeet for Postponement of Pre*
Hnilnas j for Gilreeth, Phiiisp ami
Gosneil is Not t3ranted,
Greenville, Oct. 29.?If the request
which the prosecution mads this af?
ternoon for a postponement of the
preliminary in the ease against Police
Inspector QUreath, Policeman Phil?
lips and Constable Gosneil not
granted, the warrant.' against these
men will be temporarily withdrawn.
The attorneye for the defense dec] ire
they will oppose Vigorously any post?
ponement of the preliminary. It Is
understood that the grounds upon
which the prosecution will ask contin?
uance IS that it has not been able to
secure witnesses. Just what the pros?
ecution meant by Its statement that it
has n??t been able to secure witnesses
is somewhat problematical, as it was
generally understood here that the
warrants were sworn out on the testi?
mony of T, U, Vaughan, who is said to
claim that these officers assisted him
in breaking Jail here In May, and who
is now in Columbia under sentenct
of death, it is the consensus of "pin?
ion locally that the witi drawal of the
warrants tomorrow <>r the refusal of
the magistrate t<> continue the hear?
ing) ill me.m the end of the matter
uales; the defendants decide to bring
civil and criminal suits against th?
men who engineered their arrest.
The Need of a Pia> Ground.
There Is one great und growing
need In Florence just now for an ath
bait Heidi It ought to be In the cen
ter of the eitv where the hoys ean
gather ifom ail sections and be unde
good Influences in their plays and h?
under some <>ne who can teach them
to pluy, W' a 111 need for baseball
jaiid football games and for Bnj
amusements that will offer to th
public. This piece of ground shoul
he owned and not leased, as have bee
the ?ober athletic Heids that a
have had In Florence, and now Is th
time to get it before property goi
no high In price that it cannot be
The commission of \v. B. McBrlde,
as rural policeman, has nor yet been
? .of in by tho governor and secre?
tary of State, there being some un
explainable hold up In the office of
toie of these oiih ers.
Ml KM K IN LEXINGTON.
Lester (?unter Shot and Almo-t In?
stant!} Killed by lve\l (.unter.
Lexington, Oct. 28.?Lester Ounter
a young white man of the Steadman
?action of this county, was shot and
almost instantly killed in the public
road about dark last night by Lev!
(Junter, his third cousin. The tragedy
occurred in front of the home of Levi
Gunter, and five shots were tired. A
ball from ;i US calibre revolver enter?
ed the side, ranging upward and lodg?
ed about two inches below the nipple
causing instant death.
From the evidence adduced at the
corner's inquest this morning and
from what can be learned from the
accused, it seems that the trouble had
its origin about a week ago, when it
is claimed, Lester Gunter and two or
three companions went to the home of
Ed. Gunter, father of Levi Gunter,
and acted in a very ungentlemanly
manner in the presence of the sis?
ters of Levi Gunter. The trouble wras
renewed at the Baptist church at
Steadman yesterday and, according to
the statement of Le\ i Gunter, he was
attacked by seven young men. Levi
Gunter says that he ran, being un?
armed. Lester Gunter was in the
party, all of whom were under the in
fiuence of whiskey. Last night Lester
Gunter, Glove*- Hall and Clinton Cor
ley, in a buggy, drove by the home of
Glover Hall testified that when they
were about in front of Levi Gunter s
house Lester Gunter said: "Boys, I
believe I will see if he wants to
shoot," and gave three yells. At this
juncture, Hall said, Levi Gunter,
came to the door of his house and
lired four or live times. None of the
party in the buggy returned the fire;
and after driving a short distance
Lester Gunter said that he was shot,
and he expired a few minutes later.
The two companions carried the
body oi Lester Gunter to the home of
his brother, four miles distant, where
the inquest was held this morning. .
The testimony of the other young
man who was with Letter Gunter at
the time of the shooting is substan?
tially the same as Hall's.
Levi Gunter, according to his
statement, did not know that anyone
was injured until he reached Lecs
ville with his. father this morning,
and was apprised of the fact by
some friends who had seen Sheriff
Miller and Coroner B. I>. Clarke pass
through on their w ay to hold the
inquest. The young man boarded the
first train and came to Lexington and
gave himself up at the Jail. He does
not hesitate to talk about the crime,
although he was very visibly affected.
He said that he shot in self-defense; |
that the young men in the buggy
stopped in front of his home, began to
OUrse and make all kinds of threats.
He said that they told him he would
either have to shoot or be killed. At
the time the buggy drove to his home
he said that be was sitting around
the fireside With his wife nursing his
two-year-old child. He said that when
he went to the door he believed that
he was going to be instantly shot
and that In defense of his own life
he bagan fire. He heard nothing
further ami did not know that he had
injured anyone until this morning.
MORE DRINKS AND SMOKES.
Consumption for 11112 Heaviest in
History of Country.
Washington, Oct. 28.?The Ameri?
can people are drinking more whis?
key and beer and smoking more ci?
gars and cigarettes than ever before
In history, according to tax returns
received by Koyal E. Cabell, commis?
sioner of internal revenue.
Prom July 1 to October 1, 1U12,
mor than 8,800,000,000 cigarettes
were smoked, an Increase Of one bil?
lion over the corresponding period of
the previous year, which broke all rec?
The nation consumed 33,150,000
gallons of whiskey during July, Aug?
ust and September, an increase ,,f
150,000 gallons as compared with that
quarter of 1911, while m arly 1,950,
000 cigars were smoked during that
time. The cigar consumption prom?
ises to establish 8 new record.
A total of 19,800,000 barrels of
beer were consumed during the three
months, which was 320,000 barrels
more than in the same period of 1911.
This .somewhat surprised revenue of?
ficials as beer drlnklg fell off consid?
erably durum the fiscal year ending
June SO last.
' Thai decrease was partly account?
ed for by Commissioner Cabel by the
ito teased popularity of buttermilk as
a summer drink.
The growing consumption of these
articles has greatly augmented the
Government's revenue, The internal
revenue receipts for October, alread)
more than 12,000,000 greater than Oc?
tober, 1911, will eclipse ail records for
anj October, In the judgment of Mr
On account of the cold weather n
number of warm winter blankets were
hcino, sent out to tho chain gang
Tuesd iy for the use of the convicts,
Tili: IH I L FIGHT.
in u Waj it In Greet but it Im Always
Across the wide arena then is
heard the blaring of trumpets, .wni
then comes a magnificent procession
?>f terrors. And the thousand; and
thousands applaud the bull fighters.
This Immense arena* it Is made
to house some 16.000 people. They
t.re her?* applauding the toreros?
those lighters of the bulls. From all j
classes thev Come. Y<ui have the
people who work with their hands,
and the people who keep the shops.
and the people who do the trading,
and the splendid people who do noth- ,
ing. The desire to see the bull fight
links them all together.
A glorious spectacle under the >
strong shining of the sun of Spain.
Some 16,000 applauding people, and
the procession around the arena of
the bull lighters, and a stirring march
from the band. Matadors and pica?
dors and banderilleros and chulos
step out together around the immense
arena. Gallant, sturdy-looking, tine
And the arena is now just a bare
stretch of sand, half in the burning
iun and half in the shade. The peo?
ple w ho posses most money sit in the
?shade. But all are eager and excited
whether sitting in the shade or sun.
For a hull right stirs the blood. It is a
ipectacle at once glorious and cruel.
Just a bare stretch of sand1, this
arena. The bull fighters are waiting
outside the actual ring in the space
between it and the first row of seats
where sit the spectators.
There is a hush, a tense silence, and
suddenly something appears afar off.
A door has opened and shut quickly,
and behold the chief actor In the trag?
edy has appeared. The player that
plays but once in the scene has begun
This black bull!
He is confused with the intense
light and the sounds and the strange?
ness. For he has been suddenly forced
into the arena from out of the dark?
ness. And now he is here to ttght for
his life. And perhaps U is that he
knows it, for he suddenly gives forth
a bellow of rage.
How splendid an animal?this fine
black bull! In him is embodied the
fighting instinct. Before him would
fly a lion or tiger.
And suddenly rage has full posses?
sion of him. For the bull lighters have
come up swiftly, and he is charging
and bellowing?now here, now there.
He moves with a wonderful quickness.
He goes forth after his foes, roaring
with greap h aps and bounds. That
this great, black, fighting thing t an
move so swiftly seems strange.
But his foes are swift?and cun?
ning. They mislead him by their
cloaks and cloths, they delude him,
he is upon them, but they elude him
as a flash of light, they shout at him, i
and now a barb is suddendly stuck
into him. lb- is galloping here and
galloping there, and hounding here
and bounding there? roaring with
rag?*. But always he is outwitted Al?
ways he has to ri^ht Hashes of light.
No, not always. For now he has got
a man. He was just the shade of a
second too quick for this human flash
of light. And the bull lighter is up in
the air. And if you are a spectator,
and you have the sporting insunct,
you feel pleased. 1 felt very pleased
when I saw it My sympathies were
with the bull.
The bull lighter is lying prom
where the great, black bull pitched
him. Ami the surrounding thousands
of spectators are shouting. Some?
thing that is living is being done to
death. The primal desire to see kill?
ing is awakened and flaring.
The bull is bounding toward the
prone figure. Death is near to the bull
tighter. Hut the cunning of man is too
much for the bull. He is misled and
deluded. A red cloth Hashes across
his face. He follows thai. And here
is a man whom lie follows. New
rages come upon him. He has for?
gotten the enemy he was going to kl!1
?the enemy that has since been car?
ried out of the arena. They are
everywhere. They hover around him.
He feels again tin- stab of a barb in
his neck. Ami he wheels round so
suddenly ami unexpectedly that he is
on one of them and all but pins him
to the ground. The fight is beginning
to clear the brain of the bull. He has
suddenly become cunning. W ere he to
light again in this arena he would
know better what to do. Bui he is
never to dghl again, lie is doomed,
it maters not how bravely or valiantly
The bull lighters now approach him
mote warily. They are not s,? i id)
to lake chances as they were at tust.
This bull has become intelligent.
ibuses ;<rc brought in and there Is a
.?-. . tie tea to be described 11 Is as bad
as the scene that ?>< curs when a fos Is
given to the bounds or when a rabbit
Is \oin living to death by dogs \
shameful, odious scene that has not in
it an ounce of the (dement of sport
When men are hurt or killed in thi
bull rim: one feels that it is accord
Ing to the: stem logic of the game
i n. \ ?ome 'o hurt and kill, and I
they are hurt or killed they must
abide by it.
The brave, black hull now be?
coming exheauted. He has not the
power he had when he first entered
the arena He haa been made in a
sense to defeat hlmeelf. There are
timee when he stands and wait>\
And a hull fighter approaches him
with a sword. Tin- hull looks at him,
hut doe* not move. And the man
stands directly in front of him. He is
off hut four or five paces. Ami he
wavea a red cloth.
The hull Charges at the cloth, aid
as he Chargen he steps quickly aside.
The hull has followed the waving red
cloth and missed him.
This man is the matador. He is
here to give the hull the thrust that
will kill him, and a dead silence
comes over the thousands of specta?
tors. The climax of th?- fight has
The matador is a man of middle
.size. His figure is alert and power?
ful, and his face is hard. He is gaily
and fancifully dressed, and his dresn
but heightens tin- look of deadlineat
he gives out.
He stands, sword dashing sharp?
ly in the light. His part of the fU ht
is the most dangerous of all, for he
must kill the bull as the bull charges
upon him. He must stand absolutely
in front of the bull and kill him with
a thrust as he comes thundering upon
him. And the thrust must be to the
shade of an inch. If it Is above or be?
low or to tho side of the exact spot
it will be futile. And the spectators
will shout out against the matador.
Again he waves his red cloth. But
the bull does not charge. He waits.
And suddenly he charges as the
cloth stops waving. Hut the matador
was on the watch. He steps in to
meet the bull and the blade of the
The blade is home! Only the hilt
of it is to be seen on the neck of the
bull. The thing has happened so
i !ickly that the eye does not follow it.
The charge of the bull and tho thrust
and the stepping aside of the matador
are as ono movement.
For an instant the bull stands rigid.
And then it sinks down to the sand.
And the air is rent with the shout?
ings of thousands.?Philadelphia Pub?
CONFIDENCE in GDLREATH.
Some Declare Charge is Part of Con
Greenville, Oct. 28.?There was lit
.le if any abatement today of the in?
tense feeling engendered here Sunday
night by the treatment accorded one
of Greenville s most highly respect?
ed citizens, ex-Sheriff Jeff D. Gilreath,
and the other two men, both of whom
are men of integrity, when they were
arrested on warrants charging them
with assisting T. I". Vaughan to escape
frer.i the Greenville j.iil last June. The
i affair is openly declared by some to
he a conspiracy designed to bring
about the otlicial decapitation as po?
lice inspector of Mr. Gilreath, wan
het been making blind tigert and op?
erators of gambling dens sweat blood
since bis election to that otfice Oc?
Two of Vaughan's brothers stated
today that they did not believe any
of the three accused men had any?
thing to do with the prisoner's escape.
They want further and stated that
they had serious doubts as to their
condemned brother making a confes?
sion implicating the three men.
The three defendants will be given
a preliminary hearing Wednesday af?
ternoon before Magistrate Stradley.
A dozen or more of the leading mem?
bers of the bar have clamored tor the
privilege of representing the de?
BRI nson CONSTABLE TAKES His
Frank Brown Shoots Blmseif Through
the Head?Despondenl for some
Hampton, Oct. 2S.?Frank
Brown, constable of Magistrate .1. C.
Dowllng of Brunson, committed sui?
cide this morning by shooting him?
self through the head with a 3S-cali
bre pistol, the muzzle of the pistol
having been placed In mouth, from
all appearances. No one knows what
I the cans.' was.
Violated the Sunday Law.
in following out recent Instruction!
of City Council to the effect that the
police must be more active in their
efforts to enforce the Sunday laws
against tho s:ilo of certain at tides
from drug stores and restaurants on
Sunday, the pollt t on Sunday succeed
oi in malting one arrest tor a viola?
tion of the Sunday law. Charlie
Macheras, the proprietor of Charlie's
Cafe,* a'as the offender. He forfeited
bond of |to, which he put up for his
appearance for trial In the recorder's
\u of the trains coming Into town
Tuesday morning weit loaded to
overflowing with negroes coming to