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Two More Added to Roll of
INJURED -NUMBERS 2 7
-Five Fell Victims to
Gilbert Twigg's Gun,
CITY IS IN MOURNING
Business Is Suspended and
J Citizens Seem Paralyzed.
sidewalks had been washed and scrubbed
thoroughly and the blood in the streets
carried away or covered up.
CITY IN MOURNING.
Winflcld is in mourning. The terrible
trasedy which ended the lives of ha'f a
dozen of her business men and may cost
the lives of others, and the wounding of
more than a. score of her people stunned
the people. It did more than that; it
paralysed them, and -they will not re
cover for several days. The country peo
ple heard of tho deed, and many drove
in to seo the scene and to hear the news
of the injured.
Business was practically suspended all
day yesterday, and many of the business
liuuses were draped in mourn'ngr. None
cared to buy or sell. The business .men
opened their houses as a mere formality,
they did not expect customers, and the
customers did not come. The people
stood in groups about town and listeneJ
to tales of the witnesses, and everyone
discussed the tragedy. The atmosphere
was like that of a funeral. Xone spoke
above a low, tone and a smile was seldom
seen in the crowd.
As new-comers' arrived they went to
the scene of the tragedy, looked at tho
blood, examined the poles, boxes, windows
and buildings for bullet marks, and then
joined a group of friends and listened
and talked about the deed. Throughout
the day the people continued to come and
go, stopping to learn the latest news of
the injured and hear a little of the dis
cussions as to1 the cause Gilbert Twigg
had in shooting so wantonly inio a crowd,
r-eny of whom " were his friends or ac
quaintances. Five of the homes in tho city were
draped in crepe early in the morning, and
field. I as tho day wore on crepo began to appear
OTIS CARTER, billposter, Winfield. i in windows of stores, and later crepe was
ROY DAVIS, 15-year-old son of B. F. draped on the fronts of stores and busi-
( GILBERT TWIGG, the murderer,
STERLING RACE, carpenter, Win
WILL BOWMAN, carpenter, Oxford.
DAWSON BILLITER, barber, Win-
Davis, wintield, died at 2 a. m.
PORT SMiTH died at 3 o'clock from
bullet in his brain.
ELMER FARNSWORTH died at
8:40 last night.
THE FATALLY INJURED:
James Clarkson, shot in back and
J. B. Story, shot in bowels.
Chas. Thomas, shot in spine and
arms; six bullets were taken from his
Mrs. John Ballard, in neck.
Rea Oliver, shoulder and hip.
Clyde Reed, hip and through kid
neys. Wm. Wilkins, knee.
Chas. Baird, glancing vound on head.
Arthur Hensley, right eye shot out.
Wm. Couchman, right arm.
Wm. Moore, thigh and shoulder.
Arlie Bourgnette, hand.
Claude Wagoner, right arm.
Sam Compton, leg and hip.
E. Ridgevay, back.
E. E. Urie, wrist. I
H. M. Williams, wrist fractured.
Jack Simpson, breast.
Mrs. J. P. Brook, arm.
Florence Gregg, throat, hand and
Ben Armstrong, leg
Al. Shoup, leg.
Artie Cutler, foot.
M. H. MHier, skull torn and wrist
J. W. Paris, flesh wound on forehead.
Ben Cochran, flesh vound.
Jake Simpson, flesh ( wound,. ,
Claude Sargent; 'ar.kleidislocated gct-l
ttng out of range of guns.
Tho death list of the awful tragedy at
-vrinfield Thursday evening grows larger.
Yesterday three more names were added
to it. Roy Davis, the fifteon-year-old son
of B. F. Davis, one of the proprietors of
the St. James hotel, died yesterday morn
ing at 2 o'clock. lie was shot through
f.ie neck, arm, shoulder and abdomen.
The little follow lingered ilvo hours after
the shooting occurred, and a great part
of that time he was conscious. Just be
fore he passed away the lad snid to his
father: "I guess I ought to have stayed
at home tonight, father."
Tort Smith, the son of a farmer living
throe miles south of Wintield. died at 3
olock yesterday afternoon. He had a
buHot in his brain and the doctors were
ness houses. It was a mark of sym
pathy for the bereaved.
SHOT AT MURDERER.
Xed Otis, a youn&man, a clerk in the
"Winfield National bank, says that he took
a shot at Gilbert Twigg as he stood at
the edge of the sidewalk near the mouth
of the alley. It is possible that this shot
killed the murderer. Instead of Twigs
shooting . himself, as it is claimed by
many. The Associated Press dispatches
say that Twigg was shot by Officer Nich
ols, a colored policeman, but yesterday
Nichols denied that he fired a shot.
Young Otis may have killed the murderer,
but circumstances make this seem impos
sible Twigg was standing at the mouth of
the alley, on Ninth street, and HO feet
west of Main. He was firing east. Mr.
Otisi stated yesterday that he was stand
ing near the bank entrance when tho
shooting began. He ran into the bank
and procured a revolver. He went out on
Main street and ra nthrough a store build
ing south of the bank and came out into
the same alley that Twigg was in, but
south of the murderer and across Ninth
street. Sir. Otis shot once, and under or
dinary circumstances if the bulet struck
Twigg it should have hit him on the
right side. The bullet-hole in the mur
derer's temple is on the let sfde, and
Twigg must have turned partially around
in order to have received the bullet from
Otis' gun. This may have been the case.
Those who claim that Twigg was killed
by other than his own hand point to the
fact that Twigg was right-handed and
that he would certainly be placed in a
very awkward position to lire a snot into
bis temple. . .There we.revno powdja- burns
'6nh6aclrr'wMc7 that" either
the bullet .came from a considerable dis
tance or that the gun was held so closs
to the head that the powder was forcd
into the head, without leaving a burn.
This is often the case in suicides. Thero
was one empty shell In the revolver, a
Smith & Wesson. 32-caliber. The gun s
of good quality, and will shoot hard
enough to, force the powder into the head
if held within two or three ijiches of the
temple. Most of the- people of "Winfield
believe that Twigg shot himself, after
doing all the destruction posibe and real
izing that he was being hunted by offi
cers. Detcotives Cal Ferguson, Dick Krueger
and Officer Nichols ran through a drug
store half a block north of Ninth street
and came out in the alley after Twfgg
fired his last shot and was writhing
about on a stouo coping in the alley. He
fell so that his head was in a pile of old
! junk, close to the building. JIc lived
sm prised that ho lingered so long. He ( thirty minutes after the shooting was
was 22 years of age.
Elmer Fnrnsworth died about half-past
eight o'clock last night. He was shot
through tho bowels. Ho rallied yesterday,
morning, and for a time the physicians
had some hopes of his recovery, but as
the day waned the young man suffered
a sinking spell and never rallied. Ho
was a young business man of Winiield.
The list of injured was augmented yes
terdav and nearly doubled. Counting the
doad. the total number who suffered from j.Qf bullets on buildings and tho holes
over. The ofUcers had their guns drawn,
but none of them shot at the murderer
as they saw him lying In tho alley.
FIRE SWEPT STREET.
Twigg's lire swept almost all of Ninth
street Tho first two shots he fired wore
almost directly up the sidewalk and the
others, at least ten and possibly a dozen
shots were llrcd, were directed at different
sections of the street, and the imprints
the bullets of Gilbert Twigg is thirty-fi-e,
eight dead, three fatally injured,
twenty-four more or leas injured, and one
young man dislocated his ankle either in
getting out of the range of tho bullets or
in assisting in caring for the injured,
lie has a bad ankle, but does not know
just how it happened, as ho was greatly
i it Is possible that tho exact number
of persons who recelvod wounds will never
bo known. It was found yesterday that a
number of persons had received very
slight wounds, such as small scratches,
where bullets just touched them. There
was quite a number of these, but ru
mors came in of others during tho day
GRUESOME SIGHT IN SUNLIGHT.
A reporter for the Eagle took the cirly
morning train for -Winfield yesterday, awl
It was truly a gruesome sight that ap
jieared when the sun rose over tbe city.
The pavements ft the town are of stoae.
and many holes have been worn in them
by the constant use.
The shoot 7ng occurred at the corner of
Ninth and Main streets, what Is known
as the "Iank corner," for three of the
banks of the ctty are situated on the
corners, and this is the business center
of the city. Half a block along the north
side of Ninth street, the west side of
Main extending either direction from
Ninth, the sidewalk was painted a dark
crimson where the blood of the ded and
woundod bad pmired out. The holes ia
the sidewalks were rilled with a solkl clot
of Wood, each no showing where the
dead or more seriously wounded fell.
Blood stains couki be traced on the sice
walk for many blocks either way from
the scene of the tragedy, showing whera
the wounded were carried to hospitals
or homes, or where those not seriously
Injured walked to their homes. Great
pools of blood had formed in the gutter
along the south side of Ninth straot, ex
tending thirty fet west of Main. It was
a sickening sight that could be seen dur
ing the early morning hours by the re
porter and the citizens of Wintield. and
this feature depicted the awful ness of the
The city authorities ordered the side
walks washed, and this was done as
quickly as possible, but not until hun
dreds had seen the crimson sidewalks
id pools of blood. By 9 o'clock the
through windows show that every inch
of the street wns covered during the
firing, and It Is really miraculous that a
hundred, instead of thirty or forty, were
not killed or injured. Each of the shells
were loaded with three and a quarter
drachms of semi-smokeless powder and
twelve No. 5 buckshot. At least 120 bul
lets wore fired into the crowd.
A pile of dry goods boxes stood on the
sidewalk about forty feet oast of the
alley. Tho marks of four bullets can bo
soon on those. boxes. Ten feet further
up tho street is a sign which has five
bullet holes in it. This sign was on the
edge of the sidewalk.
Across Main street and about twenty
feet-east of the street on the north side
of ninth stands two signs. One Is on a
pole eight feet Idgh. About seven feet
from the ground is a bul!et hole. A few
feet oast of this Is another sign with
three bullet holes ia it. The first shot?
were fired almost directly down the side
walk and struck objects, seventy yards
away and on the same side f the street
The First National bank stands on the
south side of Ninth street and the oast
side of Main street. In the west window
of tho bank sewn gullet holes werc
counted and one struck the woodwork
of tho oashler's ofiloe. One of the bullets
passed through the triple plate glass but
Its force was so far spent that it did
not penetrate a screen inside the win
dow. The nest door south of the bank is va
cant aad six bullet marks were found in
the south window nn on tho south wall.
The bullets struck tlie stone, leaving
blue marks and were pieKed up on the
ground battered and flattened.
Ia Hudson's jewelry store the second
door south of the bank one went through
tho door panel. The bullet hole farth
est south was seventy-rlve feet south, of
the south side of Ninth street and as
bullet holes appear In' many objects be
tween the jeweiry store and the north
side of Ninth street It shows tha.t the
murderer did Mi best to kill the greatest
numbar of people aa he shot in all di
rections. BOWMAN WAS FIRST TO FALL.
Will Bowea. a carpenter of Oxford
was standing on the edge of the sidewalk
about ten feet west of Main street and
on the north side of Ninth. He was the
first to fall from tbe murderer's gullets.
The first shot struck hlnj. Ho staggered, 1
took a step east and fell. ,
James Clarkson was sitting In a buggy
just west of Bowman and he immediately
jumped out to assist the wounded man.
He just struck the ground when tho
second shot was fired and his back was
filled with lead.
Elmer, Farnsworth, Sterling Race, J. B.
Storey and Jas. Gallaway walked down
the steps leading to the Odd Fellows
hall. Farnsworth and Race were y the
lead and both men received a charge
of buckshot in the bowels. Race died
within a few minutes, Farnsworth lived
nearly twenty-four hours. Storey wa3
also fatally injured by the same charao
while Jas. GalJaway escaped without a
scratch. It is bcKeved that the same
charge that, killed Bowman, injured
Clarkson and struck the three men com
ing down the steps.
The second volley was directed more
into the rtreet and Rca Oliver, trap
drummer of the band and Claud Wag
oner also a member of the band fell.
At the first two shots the crowd who
could not see where the shooting was
coming from surged forward but at the
second volley the people saw the two
band boys fall to the floor and immediate
ly the people rushed to places of safety
The crowd was so excited that it was
impossible to learn who fe'.l as the other
volleys were fired. Every one was seek
ing some place out of range of the bul
lets. Many lay down, some were tram
pled on by the surging mass of humanity
but the injuries from tho stampede were
BOUGHT GUN AUGUST 1.
Twig bought the gun and shells which
did the terrible work of Winfield and
Miller hardware and china dealers. He
was in tho store twice that day and
finally purchased a doub'o barrel shot
gun for fifteen dollars. He then called
for two boxes of No. 5 buckshot and
Mr. Winfield asked Twiss where he was
going to use so much heavy ammunition.
Twigg replied "I haven't decided yet."
The powder was a seml-smokcless of
not extra quality and was packed into
the shell. Chief Burt was shown one
of the shells last night and after an ex
amination stated that many of the peo
ple could owe their lives to the fact that
the powder was packed Jnto the shells j
as It lost some of Its power because of
Cal Ferguson, a well known detective,
was In his rooms on East Ninth street
when the first shots rang out. Ho looked
out and as the volleys continued to come
he took his shot gun and started to find
the man who was doing the shooting.
Mr. Ferguson seated to the Eagle that
the first thought that came to him was
that there was an attempt to rob the
bank and the shooting was done to scare
the people. He rushed into Main street
and then through the drug store Into the
alley where Twigg was getting In his
HAD AN HALLUCINATION.
That Twigg was insane or was suffer
ing under a haluclnation that the people
of Winfield were down on him and that
he was being followed Is borne out by
his letter published in yesterday's Eagle,
and tho fact that he told a number of
persons In Winfield that ho was being fol
lowed. He laid all his troubles to his love
affairs, of which he had a number, but
the one that troubled him most was the
ono eight or nine years ago when he was
jilted by a Miss Jesse Hamilton.
seemed under the impression that the
friends of this young lady were follow
ing him about and he told Frank Balllen,
a fellow employe of tho Baden mills, that
the friends of this girl followed him
from place to place, and even to the Phil
ippines. Twigg was raised about fifteen miles
north of Winfield and spent the greater
part of his life in that section. He learn
ed the miller's trade near Winfield. Dur
ing the past eight or, ten years ho has
traveled about extensively. He served
in the army in Cuba and tho Philippines.
Chaunce Wells, a well known young
man of Winfield. was Twigg's bosom
friend and probably knew him better than
any other man in the town. When Twigg
left Winfield last, some two or three
years ago, ho was the same jovial, com
panionable fellow. After serving In the
Philippines he worked in Great Falls,
luont., and September a year ago wrote
to Chawce Wells. This letter was a very
good one and shows nothing to indicate
that he was insane. It is as good a social
letter as any on would be likely to find.
He returned to Winfield on Decoration
Day and Mr. Wells said that he was not
A good many people watched the glass cutter
cut the plate glass for our new front last night.
There's quite a risk in cutting plate glass and
everybody knew it. But the cutter knew his busi
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knows his business you don't run any riskin wear
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tailors who know their business. That's why
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114 North Main Street.
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tho same man. lie had the air of a hunt- '
ed man and was continually telling his .
troubles to his friends, who tired of this 1
and often passed him by. Many of
Twigg's personal friends believe that the
young man became addicted to the use of
cocaine or morphine while in the army,
and he thus became a crazed man. Ho
has been seen recently walking down the
strcfts of "Wi-fifM, paying attention to
no one. not even speaking to friends and
seemtd d p in Uvufiht.
Elmer Famsw..rths father and mother
were on their way to California and tele-
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