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PUBLISHED TBKEE TS
MET JUST FATE
Negro Who Killed Policeman Goooels
Lynched b j Georgia Mob.
SHOT CONDUCTOR ALSO
He Was a Mulatto, and His Body
Was Found md Identified in an
Atlanta Morj.Tie, Where It Had
Seen Sold for Ten Dollars Big
Reward Had Been Offered.
A" special dispatch from Atlanta
to the Greenville News says: Arthur
j Young, lynched with another negro
v. ? murderer at Warrenton, Ga., last
Friday afternoon, being taken from
the jail by an iafuriated mob, board
ed a Georgia train at Camak last
Wednesday anc'i when questioned by
Conductor W. W. Thompson and a
railroad detective pulled his pistol
from his pocket and fired, killing the
conductor. The negro was himself
wounded by passengers and captured.
He has a long list of crimes in both
States. He was traced by Green
ville authoritie s to Augusta, who just
missed him belore the lynching. His
body, was sold to the Atltnta College
of Physicians and Surgeons by tne
sheriff of Warrenton. He was recog
nized from scars and wounds by Offi
cer Rector, who will carry the body
to Greenville for purposes of identi
fication and reward. The negro had
many aliases a cd was known to have
been one of the most desperate char
acters. He probably feared arrest
for the Greenville killing when he
shot Conductor Thompson, as no
provocation was given.
In commenting on the above dis
patch the Greenville News says:
"That the mai who engaged ir. the
desperate pistol due with Policeman
B. V. Johnson, in the passenger sta
tion of the Columbia and Greenville
division of the Southern Railway, be
tween 2:30 and 3 o'clock on the
morning of Friday, February 17th,
shooting two pistol balls into the
body of Policeman Oliver S. Gun
nels, wounds irom which the officer
died several hours later, and pierc
ing the right leg of Officer Johnson
with a third piBtol ball, was a mu
latto negro by the name of Arthur
Young and..that that negro was one
of the two negroes lynched by a
mob of citizens of Warren county,
Ga., after midnight of la3t Friday, is
the verdict o" a Pinkerton detective
and officers at the Greenville police
department, who have been working
on the mysterious murder case since
tho day the crime was committed.
"The last !ink in a chain of evi
dence which has been winding about
the murderer of the policeman was
forged at midnight Friday night when
Call Officer of the Greenville police
department Hendrix Rector tele
phoned from Atlanta to Chief of Po
lice R. H. Kennedy that he had found
the body of the man upon whom the
crime there had been fixed in the
possession cf a medical college in
that city, the body having been
brought to Atlanta from the scene of
tho lynching in Warren county and
purchased for $10 by the medical
school authorities. Officer Rector
stated that he had secured posses
sion of the negro's body and would
bring it to Greenville this afternoon
on Southern train No. 38. Upon the
arrival of tie officer here with the
corpse the Greenville police authori
ties and t'ue Pinkerton detective will
take charge of the remains. The
body will t>o preserved in a local
morgue and witnesses will be called
from several towns about Greenville
to identify Vie body as that of Arthur
BANDIT LEADER OLD TIMER.
The Captain of White Sulphur Rob
George Anderson, who, according
to his companions, was the leader of
the gang which held up and robbed
the Southern railway fast mail train
on February IS, near White Sul
phur Sprin?se Ga., has been identi
fied by detectives of the Pinkerton
agency as A. E. Miner, a notorious
stage coach train robber of the
Northwest. Miner is said to have
escaped from prison at Westminster,
British Columbia, a month after he
had been given a lifo sentence for
robbing a Canadian Pacific train on
June 8, IS06. Miner also was sus
pected of being the leader in the
hold-up of a Canadian Pacific train,
near Mission Junction, Canada, Sep
tember 10, 1904. According to H.
W. Minster, a detective working on
the case here, Anderson bears num
erous marks which tally exactly with
those of Miner.
Five Die in Fire.
Supposed to have been caused by
the explosion of a lamp, fire during
the night burned two houses at
Oneida, Pe... occupied by Gabriel
Gerotsky ind Michael Slovak, Hun
garians. Five members of the Gerot
sky family lost their lives in the
Frozen to Death.
A news dispatch from Odessa says
a tragedy of the se:>. was revealed in
the discovery in the Caspian sea a
few miles off Astrakhan of a dere
lict vessel, the whole crew of which,
numbering 30, had been frozen to
death. The ship was a mass of Ice.
[MES A WEEK.
BLAME GOV. BI.EASE
HORRY PEOPLE ARE MAD ABOUT
NO COURT BEING HELD.
The Count;y Put to Great Expense
Because No Ju'-Hgo Was Assigned
to Hold Court.
A special dispatch to The News
and Courier from Horry says court
was called there Monday and Tues
day mornings, and it being ascer
tained that no jud^e had yet arrived,
was adjourned sine die. All jurors,
witnesses and the solicitor and
stenographer were on hand Monday
but consented to remain over till
Tuesday in.the hope that a presiding
judge might reach here during the
It was a large crowd of Indignant
citizens that met Monday, many of
them leaving work of importance at
home, when it was learned that no
court would be held and that they
would probably be called back at a
time when they could ill afford to
leave their farm work.
Governor Blease came in for a
great share of censure and Tuesday
afternoon there was talk of an in
dignation meeting being held. This,
however, was quieted down.
It is estimated that the failure to
hold court at this time has cost the
county $500, to say nothing of the
expense incurred by a number of cit
izens, who appeared as prosecutors'
and as defendants' witnesses. Clerk
of Court W. L. Bryan Tuesday is
sued pay warrants to jurors and bail
iffs aggregating $325.30. The many
State's witnesses present were not
The jail is crowded and has been
for several months, bond caving
been refused a number of parties
held in two murder cases. Twenty
principals and witnesses are in jail
and a r umber out on bond. The ur
gent necessity of court here is ap
parent to every one.
Solicitor Wells Monday, before
reaching Ccnway, wired the clerk to
hold the jury, but to no avai!. The
local Bar Association, though ex
tremely desirous of having court, is
with the Chief Justice in his stand
taken, fully appreciating his legal
right to. take the position that he
PAINTS IN THE COURT JsOOH.
Negro Collapses When He Is Sen
tenced for Life.
The Charleston Post says when
Judge Gary pronounced a life sen
tence upon Simon Green, the negro
who shot and killed Roy Maultsby
near Burton's lumber mills:. Green
fainted dead away In the court
room, causing a sensation among the
tjpectators, especially among those
of African ancestry. Green is the
third negro who has received a life
sentence this term of court for slay
ing a fellow being. His counsel,
Attorney Tobias, contemplated mak
ing a motion for a new trial, but
abandoned it, and today Green was
brought into the court room to be
sentenced for life, as he had been
found guilty of murder with recom
mendation to mercy. He stood up to
receive his sentence in the prison
er's dock, and when Judge Gary fin
ished speaking the words that meant
a life term for him, Green fell for
ward to the floor of the court room,
upon his face, and lay motlotless.
TERRIBLE SEA TRAGEDY.
Four Hundred People Perish "When
the Ice Breaks.
According to the oflicial .-eport of
the fishing disaster in the Gulf of
Finland, five hundred persons were
engaged several mlies off the shore
of Lavensart Island when on Febru
ary 23. the ice beneath thorn broke
from the shore and drifted away, car
rying the fishermen with their fam
ilies, horses and outfits to sea. Their
cries for help were not heard at the
time, but ,late in the evening the
shore watchmen observed the ice
floe and ice breakers were sent in
pursuit. A three-day searca proved
futile. In the meantime the lloe
broke into several parts, each bear
ing forty or fifty persons. In the
break-up many fell into the water
and perished. Two parties, totalling
120 persons, were subsequently driv
en ashore. No news of th?: remain
der has been received.
Duncan Loses Appeal.
Daniel Duncan, colored, will be
hanged shortly In Charleston for the
murder of Max Lubeisky, a Russian
merchant, unless Gov. Blease inter
poses executive clemency or a new
trial is granted, on after-discovered
evidence the Supreme Court having
affirmed Monday the verdict of death
One Killed in Wreck.
An extra Rock Island train, load
ed with western homeseekers weuc
into a ditch three milus enst of Jen
nings. Kan., Monday morning. C.
W. VanCleave, an emigrant passen
ger, whose address is unknown, was
instantly killed. His son, on the
same seat with him, escaped unln-|
Nurse Dies in Agony.
Miss Tillie Light, aged thirty-four
years, a nurse, died at Lebanon, Pa.,
Tuesday in great agony from blood
poisoning. She was bitten on the
wrist and neck by an insane foreign
woman whom she was nursing.
CHANGE OF MIND
BLEASE SIGNS SOME BILLS HE
SAH? HE'D VETO.
Six Specific Instances in as Many
Weeks When the Governor Has
Changed His Mind.
The Columbia Record says Gov
ernor B'lease is beginning to make h
record for changing his mind. Re
cently he has taken positive posi
tions upon a number of things, only
to recede from these shortly after
ward; and now persons Interested do
not know what weight to attach to
deliverances by the executive, In
cases where the way is open to him
to reverse himself.
Particularly is this uncertainty felt
in regard to legislative acts which as
yet remain unsigned. An announce
ment by the governor that he will
veto a given act may or may not be
final; in several instances he has re
considered such decisions and signed
the acts involved.
Governor Blease sent to the leg
islature a message vetoing the Os
borne child labor act, but in a later
message receded from this position,
admitted he was in error and asked
that reference to the matter be im
punged from the record, which was
Governor Blease said he would
veto the act incorporating the Pied
mont and Northern railway company
i?the Duke interurban project; but
he changed his mind and signed the
Governor Blease said he would
veto the act authorizing the employ
ment of rural police in Charleston
county; but next day he approved
the act?without explanation. He
said he would sign no rural police
[acts vesting the appointive power in
jany person other than himself; but
'he has since signed a number of such
J Governor Blease vetoed the item
In the appropriation bill authorizing
the State treasurer to spend $600
for "extra clerical assistance"; but
he has since authorized the treasurer
to make this expenditure, though his
veto was sustained by the senate.
Governor Blease vetoed the item
In the appropriation bill authorizing
the comptroller general to expend
$5,000 in examining county offices,
but he has since told the comptrollei
general to go ahead and spend this
amount, if so much should be nec
essary. Comptroller General Jones
has, however, declined emphatically
to follow this course, since the legis
lature sustained the governor's veto.
Governor Blease vetoed the Item In
the appropriation bill providing sal
aries and expenses for two factory
inspectors, saying the inspectors
were useless, but he has since said
that this veto did not mean that the
inspection act would go unenforced,
for he would himself employ in
spectors, paying them out of his
$5,000 law-enforcement fund.
SERVED THEM JUST RIGHT.
Two Mashers in Atlanta Got What
Two would-be mashers in Atlanta,
Alonzo Dnrke and Arthur Hanner,
had their fa.es* beaten into a pulp
by the husky brother of a young
shop-girl whom they had fDlloweO
home through the streets in the hope
of starting a flirtation. Th2 two
boys dogged the girl's footsteps for
several blocks, trying to engage her
In a conversation, and went to the
very gate of her house.
She told her brother, a member of
the local fire department, who hao
pened to be at home, and he immedi
ately rushed out, took the fellows,
one by one, before they realized what
was happening, and administered to
each a severe drubbing. By a strange
coincidence the boys went In to | a
nearby engine house to wash t.he
blood from their faces.
The sympathetic firemen asked
them how they had been hurt, and
they said: "In a railroad wreck."
About that time the brother of the
girl followed them in, told the true
story, and they were held there until
the police arrived when they were
sent to the station house.
PEOPLE PAYS THE BILL.
Quarrel of Blease and Supreme Court
A special dispatch to the Columbia
Record under date of last Monday
says the court at Conway met on that
day and adjourned temporarily to
the next day because there was no
judge on hand to preside, caused by
tho squabble between Gov. Blease
and Chief Justice Jones.
The dispatch said the bar of Con
way wired both the governor and
the chief justice of the situation, and
hopes for relief either by the gov
ernor commissioning Col. Quattle
of the local bar or else hopes the su
preme court will designate either
Judge Memminger or Judge Copes.
All jurors and witnesses are on
hand. The court has a heavy docket
with 20 prisoners in jail, some of
whom are held for murder. The sit
uation, without relief, will work a
hardship and inconvenience to all
concerned as well as unnecessary
cost to the county.
Gov. Mann of Virginia has re-ap
pointed Senator Swanson, now filling i
unexpired term of late Sen. Daniel.
rBG, S. C. IH?liSDAY. ?
Senate Resolution for Diirect Election of
VOTE WAS VERY CLOSE
The Proposed Amendment jto the
Federal Constitution Providing for
the Election of Senators by the
People Falls Four Votes Short of
the Necessary Two-thirds.
The United States Tuesday defeat
ed the resolution proposing an
amendment to the Constitution so
as to provide that Senators be elect
ed by direct vote of the people. A
brave fight had been made by the
supporters of the measure, as was
indicated by the vote. Fifty-four
Senators stood for the resolution and
thirty-three against it.
Though this division showed so
[large a majority of the Senate to
jfavor popular elections, yet the num
ber was not sufficient, by four, to
carry the measure, which required
I a two-thirds vote for its passage.
Immediately after the reading of
the Journal the popular election res
olution was taken up under unani
mous consent, .granted last week.
So long had the resolution been
before the Senate, and so carefully
had the membership been canvassed
by its supporters and its opponents,
that it was recognized from the mo
ment the question was brought up
that it would go down in defeat.
Nevertheless, there was a large at
tendance on the floor.
Though it had been understood
that debate would be shut off on the
measure when called up, Senator Ba
con, who determinedly has opposed
the resolution as it. wos altered un
der the Sutherland amendment,
placing control of the elections in
the hands of Congress, yet hoped to
have an amendment adopted that
might render the measure acceptable
to some of the Southern Senators.
The Georgia Senator's; effort was
to provide that the final supervision
of the elections should apply only in
those States wherein the Legisla
tures have failed to designate the
manner and method of holding the
elections. Vice President Sherman
ruled that the 'Bacon amendment
was out of order and the call was
Though, as indicated, it was prac
tically a foregone conclusion that the
resolution would fail to get a two
thirds vote, the roll-call was followed
with the deepest interest. For a mo
ment it was thought that calculations
would be upset, for when Senator
Gallinger's name was reached his
answer was 'aye." ' Looks of sur
prise were exchanged by many Sen
ators, for there is no more invet
erate enemy to the resolution than
the New Hampshire Senator.
The roll-call: Yeas. Bailey, Bev
eridge, Borah, Bourne, Bradley,
Briggs, IBristow, Brown. Burkitt,
Burton, Carter, Chamberlain, Clapp,
Clark, of Wyoming; Clark, of Arkan
sas; Culberson, Cullom, Cummings,
Curtis, Davis, Dixon, Du Pont, Frye,
Gamble, Gore, Gronna, Guggenheim,
Jones, LaFollette, iMcCumber, Mar
tin, Nelson, Newlands, Nixon, Over
man, Owen, Paynter, Perkins, Piles,
Rayner, Shively, Simmons, Smith, of
Maryland; Smith, of 'Michigan;
Smith, of South Carolina; Stephen
son, Stone, Sutherland, Swanson,
Taylor, Thornton, Warner, Watson,
Nays: Bacon, Sankhead, Brande
gee, Bulkeley, Burnham, Burrows,
Crane, Depew, Dick, Dillingham,
Fletcher, Flint, Foster, Gallinger,
Hale, Heyburn, Johnston, Kean,
Long, Lorimer, Money, Oliver, Page,
Penrose,' Percy, Richardson, Root,
Scott, Smoot, Taliaferro, Tillraan,
Warren, Wetmore. Yeas, 54; nays,
33. Total ST.
There were four absentees, Sena
tors Aldrich, Frazier, Crawford and
Terrell. Had they been present, Mr.
Terrell, it was announced, would
have voted against the resolution and
Mr. Frazier for it. For Mr. Aldrich,
no announcement was made. Later
Mr. Crawford appeared on the floor
and explained that he had overslept
and then made the additional an
nouncement of a street car delay.
His vote, he said, would have b-jon
Senator Borah, who has led the
advocates of popular elections, j
though disappointtd in the result,
was not discouraged. On the con
trary, he felt that the vote plainly
indicated the growing popularity of
the measure. The Senator said:
"While I would like much to have
had four more votes, yet I am grati
fied with the results. When it is
demonstrated that the Senate stands
within four votes of two-thirds, it is
certain that the real fight is not over.
"The resolution will be intro-*
duced again at the first session of
Congress, regular or extra, and urged
unremittingly. The friends of the
measure may rest assured that the
matter will not be permitted to be
forgotten. Tho next Congress, in
my judgment, will pass favorably on I
Grudge Causes Tragedy.
At Diana. Giles county, Tennessee,)
Tuesday morning. Dr. George Lowe
was shot in the head and killed by
Squire Will W. Collins, who was him-j
self shot in the left arm by the doc
tor. An old grudge is giv^n as the
cause of the tragedy. J
LAL'CH 2. 1911.
DOING ITS SHARE
TO HELP THE FARMERS TO NEW
AND BETTER METHODS.
Southern Railway to Run Special
Trains in the Interest of Agricul
During the week ending Monday,
March 6, the Southern railway com
pany, in line with its policy of doing
everything possible for the better
ment of agricultural conditions in
the territory traversed by its lines,
will run two special agricultural ed
One of these trains will be op
erated in co-operation with the Vir
ginia department of agriculture and
Immigration and will spend the en
tire week on the Richmond division,
embracing the lines between Rich
mond and Danville and Richmond
and West Point. Meetings have been
arranged at twelve points.
The other train will be run over
the lines of the Southern railway and
the Queen and Crescent route in Ken
tucky In co-operation with the de
partment of agriculture and the col
lege of agriculture of that state.
Twenty-four stops will be made by
Each of these trains will be in
charge cf parties made up of men
of scientific knowledge and practica!
experience who will be able to give
information of the greatest value.
Subjects will be arranged fo meet
the most pressing needs of the differ
ent sections visited. Bad weather
will not be allowed to interfere with
the meetings as all will be held in
The Southern Railway in connec
tion with other lines is furnishing
absolutely free of charge a train with
which the State College of Agricul
ture of Georgia is making a forty
seven day tour of that state. South
Carolina will be treated in the same
way, if the authorities will show the
need of the train
The great expense entailed by the
running of these trains is borne by
the Southern in the belief that its in
terests are identified with those of
the farmers of the south and that It
will eventually be repaid by the im
provement in conditions that will re
sult from an increasing adoption of
better methods of agriculture.
TWO BOLD THIEVES.
Masked Men .Make Daring Robborj
in New York City.
Ajt New York two armed men
forced their way into the Harlem
house of Cesareo Virgil, a well-to
do tobacco merchant, Monday,
gagged the servant Kathleen San
chez, and escaped with $1,200 in
jewelry and diamonds. When the
maid opened the door to answer a
ring one of t'ie two men stuck a
revolver into her face and the sec
ond man gagged her. They then car
ried her up three flights of stairs to
a bedroom, where they bound her lo
the bed with knotted sheets and
blankets and left her while they ran
sacked the house. Two workmen
who recently repaired furniture in
the house are suspected.
THREE WERE KILLED.
Madri Gras in New Orleans Have
Their Tragic Side.
At New Orleans three persons met
with violent deaths in the streets on
Tuesday. Dorothy Louis Seymour,
aged ten, daughter of a prominent
family, frolicking with playmates, all
masked, stepped in front of a street
car and was crushed to death.
Peter Cotter shot and killed John
Sutton Connor, who, with a four
year-old child, was watching a Madri
Gras parade when, it is said, he
was attacked by Sutton because of
an old grudge.
A negress stabbed and killed a
negro in a fight in the tenderloin
MOURNERS PALL INTO CELLAR.
Forty People nt Funeral Service Pre
cipitated Into Pit.
At Erie. Pa., forty persons attend
ing the funeral services of Henry
Gussman at his home late Tuesday
afternoon were precipitated to the
basement when the floor suddenly
collapsed. All were more or lens
bruised or sugered from shock and
two women had to be taken to their
homes in an ambulance. The corpse
was in another room. The accident
occurred as the choir sang "Nearer
My God to Thee." Tke drop into
the cellar caused a wild struggle
among the mourners who were ly
ing three deep. Men in .the house
restored order and the services were
continued in the home of a neighbor.
Girl Kills Herself.
Lena Gebzhard, a 17-year-old mem
ber of tin- senior class of the Engle
wood, X. J.. high school, died Tues
day a vie!im of i bullet which she ad
mitted (firing herself. Because of
failing eyesight she was afraid she
would not be graduated.
News was received of the fatal i
shooting of William I!. Kimsey by!
his son-in-law, Major J. York, near i
Rabum (lap, Ga., Tuesday night.
The killing took place at York's |
home, while Kimsey was visiting his j
BLEASE SAVES BLACK
WILL FREE HIM FROM LAW'S
Commntes Sentence of Convicted
Dispensary Director to the Pay
ment of 82,000 Fine.
Governor Blease commuted, Mon
day, the sentence of Major John
Black of Columbia, former director
of the State dispensary, to five years
in the penitentiary or a fine of
$2,000. ?Major Black was tried at
Chester in the fall of 1910, on the
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
State, and upon conviction?the co
efendants, Jodie M. Rawlinson and
. Lee Solomons being acquitted?
was sentenced to serve five years in
the penitenetiary. Governor Blease's
action of Monday effected the com
mutation of this sentence by allow
in? the alternative of a fine.
The Columbia Record says this
exercise of executive clemency :ln
Major Black's behalf recalls Gov
ernor Blease's often-repeated decla
ration on the stump, "I stand by my
friends," and his statement in the
senate, when it was proposed to al
low the attorney general a special
fund for the prosecution of dispen
sary grafters, that John Black was
his friend and he intended standing
by him; "and if necessary I will go
to the penitentiary with him."
Acceptance of commutation by Ma
jor Black terminates, automatically,
his pending appeal to the supreme
court. The law books say also that
"acceptance of a pardon has the same^
legal effect as a confession of guilt
or of the existence of a state of facts
from which judgment of guilt would
The same authority says: "Since
the acceptance of a pardon admits
the recipient's guilt, when a pardon
is accepted, pending an appeal, its
acceptance operates as an admission
that the criminal was rightly con
victed and therefore constitutes
ipso facto a waiver of exceptions tak
en at the trial.". Pardon and com
mutation are classed as of a piece.
In this case the appeal had not
been perfected and thus the practice
outlined for dismissal of the appeal
need not be followed: "So where a
pardon is granted, accepted and
brought to the attention of the court,
nending an appeal, the appeal will
be dismissed." "The criminal,"
says the law books, "cannot bej
forced to accept a pardon."
TRAIN ROBBERY IN ST. LOT*IS.
Two Bandits Take Money from Ex
press Safe and Escape.
Two masked and heavily armed
robbers held up an express car on
an Iron Mountain train within the
city limits of St. Louis Tuesday night
and secured several packages atifl
the money which they removed from
the day safe after binding and gag
ging the "messenger. That the train
robbers obtained a large amount of
money is believed, through no ap-|
proximatlon of the sum has been i
obtained. The bandits boarded the i
train at Ivery Station, in the south-:
em part of the city, and leaped off
when the train slowed down at Tow-i
er Grove Station. All available pa
trolmen and detectives were hurried
to Tower Grove, in hopes of captur
ing the robbers.
WON'T STAY LONG.
Prisoners Went to the Penitential y
in Pullman Curs.
W. S. Harlan and four other well
known Florida lumber dealers, all
rich, all gentlemen, who came to At
lanta on their own recognizance last
month to report at the Federal prison
to serve sentences of 18 months each
for peonage, have had their sentences
reduced by the president from lb
to six months, and will consequently
go free about July 1st. The coming
of 'he prisoners was quite remark
able. They traveled in Pullman cars
and spent their first night in Atlanta
in an elegant suite of rooms at the
Piedmont and drove out to the Fed
eral prison in automobiles in the
PLAGUE STILL RAGING
Thousands of Chinamen Die Daily
With the Disease.
The plague is ravaging Pel Chuan
lintze, about 50 miles north of Har
bin. Deaths there are reported to
number 2,000 daily.
The disease is raging at Kirin, Hu
lanciien, opposite Harbin, and at Bo-|
dune, 100 miles southeast of the!
Manchurian capital. Broad riots have
occurred at se 1 places. Troops
have refused . .arch into the pla-j
gue places. Martial law has been
The Chinese emperor has repri
manded the Manchurian authorities
for not having dealt more energetic
ally with the situation. The far east
ern press is filed with apprthentiens
of a recrudescence of Boxen'sm.
Found Dead in Field.
Mr. Jesse A. Lott, a farmer living
about two miles from Johnston, was
found dead Sunday morning in the
field near his home. Late Saturday
afternoon Mr. Lott walked over to
his mill and on his return home it 's
supposed he was seized with illncas
WO CENTS PER COPY
MADE IT WARM
For a Band of Bad Indians Who Had
Murdered Four Stockmen.
EIGHT OF THEM KILLED
Shoshone Indians and State Police of
Nevada Engage in a Terrible Run
ning Fight, in \Vhich One White
and Several Indians Were Shot
A dispatch from Reno, Nev., says
in a terrific running battle between a
band of Shoshone Indians, who were
being pursued by a squad of State
police officers because they were be
lieved to have murdered four stock
men recently, eight of the Indians,
and Ed Hofle, a'member of the po
lice force, were shot and killed Mon
day at Kelly Creek, Humboldt coun
ty, 25 miles north of Golconda.
The battle raged for three hours
and ended only when four bucks,
two squaws, two children and one of
ficer were killed and one young squaw
and three childrn captured.
When Capt. J. P. Donnelly and
his force of police officers ap
proached, the Indians started their
regular war dance and then opened?
the figl.t. Some of them were wound
ed in a running skirmish which ex
tended over a mile. The remaining
Indians hid in the brush and con
tinued the fight.
The police had been in pursuit of
the band of 12 Indians for several,
days, believing that tyiey were the
murderers of 'four stockmen whose
bodies were found about ten days
ago in a desolate canyon near the
slopes of the Sierra Nevada moun
The victims' horses had been taken
and ponies which had been ridden by
the murderers were found shot near
by, the outlaws apparently conclud
ing their own horses strong enough
to keep up their flight. Coroner
Buckley and Deputy Sheriff Nofsing
er left Golconda today with teams to
bring in the dead and hold the in
quest. The property of the slain
men was found by the posse after
TRIED IT ONCE BEFORE.
Spartanburg Fiend Identified as an
Gary Gist, the negro fiend who on
Saturday afternoon attempted crim
inal assault upon the person of a
well known and prominent white wo
man of Spartanburg, has been iden
tified as the same negro who fright
ened a young woman at her home
on South Dean street, in that city,
several months ago. It will be re
membered that a negro knocked at
the home of this young lady and
when she answered the call he
grabbed her and she in tearing her
self away froni the brute sustained
slight injuries and had her shirt
waist torn from her body.
The negro at the time made his
escape and all efforts to capture him
proved fruitless. However, when he
was arrested for this second and morn
serious offence, .it was thought that
he may possibly be the same negro.
The young lady accompanied Capt.
Moss Hayes, of the police depart
ment, to the county jail and was tak
en to the bars of a cell occupied by
two negroes. Asked if either of
those was the negro who frightened,
her, sh.-_ promptly pointed to Gist,
and said: "That's the negro."
HOKRV COUNTY COURT.
There was no Circuit Judge Avail
able to Hold It.
Governor Blease is quoted in
daily papers as saying that h<- de
clined to commission C. P. Quattle
baum as special judge to hold court
at Conway, as recommend by the Su
preme Court, because Judges Copes
and Memminger were disengaged.
The Lancaster correspondent of The
News and Courier says the Supreme
Court knew that neither Judge Copes
nor Judge :.Memminger could be as
signed to hold the Conway Court; it
knew that upon bis qualification
[Judge Copes would .reside at the
I Rich land court, in Columbia, this
'week. It also knew that Judge Mem
minger was sick at his home in Char
leston, the judge having informed the
court, upon its inquiry, that in the
opinion of his physicians he was not
physically able to go to Conway.
Girl Murders Two.
At Philadelphia iMIss Jeanneito
LawlS, aged 27, murdered her moth
er, Mrs. Sarah Lewis, aged 07 and
her nephew Edward B. Midien Jr.,
aged nine by administering cyanide
of potasiam and afterwards com
mitted suicide by taking a dose of
the deadly drug. It is believed that
the yioung woman was cra/.ed by
grief over the dehth of her Bi?ter.
According to the official report of
the fishing disaster in the Gulf of
Finland, five hundred persons were
engaged several miles, off shore of
Lavensari the ice beneath thorn
broke from the shores and drifted
away, carrying the fishermen with
their families, horses and outfi-ts Ear
Into the sea.