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Bnrning of His Home and Accidental
Shooting of Cousin by His Son
Undermined His Reason.
Sumter, Jan. 30.?Maj. Marion
iloise, a leading lawyer and financier
of this place, killed himself with a
Colt's revolver in his office this afternoon
about 6 o'clock. He had been
in bad health recently and this is
supposed to have been the cause of
the tragedy.
Shortly after 6 o'clock this evenine.
Dozier Lee. son of R. D. Lee,
Maj. Aloise's partner, went into the
office and discovered the major's
dead body on a settee in the centre of
the office. In his right hand, which
rested on his hip. was a Colt's revolver
and in his right temple was a
bullet wound that showed conclusively
the cause of his death.
Davis Moise. a son of the dead
man, was summoned immediately
and he in turn called in Dr. Walter
Cheyne, the family physician. Dr.
Cheyen said that death had resulted
In Nervous Condition.
Maj. Aloise had been in a nervous
condition for some time following
the burning of his home on December
30, and the accidental shooting by
his young son of a cousin. The
wounded boy recovered but his life
hung in the balance for a while and
this, with the loss of his home, it is
f said, preyed on the mind of Aiaj.
Moise and put him into such a state
nprvnnsness that his family and
friends had been extremely worried
about him.
Maj. Moise had lately suffered
from an attack of grip which increased
the depression to the point
that it bordered on melancholia, adding
to the anxiety which his family
had felt about him for some days.
He was a gentleman of large means
and correct habits, and his business
and professional affairs are now, as
^ always, in excellent condition, so that
illness with resulting depression is
to be set down as the sole cause of
his act.
The major and his wife had an
engagement to take a friend driving
this morning but the engagement was
broken on account of the major's
feeling badly. He ordered his carriage
and then his riding horse and
without waiting for either went off
to his office on a bicycle. This was
the last seen of him until he was
discovered by his partner's son.
A coroner's jury was empaneled
tV1- Annninw TT>> ir>Vl uiftU'pH thp rP
L1IJU9 CVCUIUg nutvu I >v > mains
and adjourned until tomorrow
without expressing any verdict.
Sketch of His Life.
Marion Moise was born on Sullivan's
Island, June 14, 1885. He was
the son of Gen. E. W. Moise, who
was elected adjutant and inspector
general in the famous Hampton campaign
in 1876.
Mr. Moise attended the Virginia
Military institute for one year and
then, in 1872, entered the South
Carolina college. When, in 1873, negroes
were admitted to that institution,
Mr. Moise, ^with his comrades,
left college.
v " He studied law, and made a name
for himself in the practice of his profession.
Besides being a successful
lawyer,' Mr. Moise was a graceful and
eloquent speaker.
He was elected to the State senate
from Sumter county in 1886 and
again in 1889. He also served for
years as president of the board of
trustees of the Sumter graded school.
Maj. Moise not only had a most
? - A *- ? Ji.1 * * finAnniol
important pusiuuil. 111 llic iiuauviai
affairs of the town, but he held a
peculiar place in the affections of the
people. Generous as he could be,
kindly and always ready to oblige
high or low, his friendliness as well
as his personal magnetism made every
one count him as a friend.
Pythian Company Formed.
Barnwell, January 28.?On Friday
* evening Company No. 12, Uniform
Rank Knights of Pythias, of Barnwell,
was mustered in. About thirtyfive
members from the Barnwell
Lodge, No. 16, were present. The
election of officers was as follows:
Captain, J. Emile Harley; first lieutenant,
T. E. Cummings; second
lieutenant, Ben Wyman; treasurer,
G! W. Marville, recorder, W. C. Jennings;
guard, J. B. Morris; sentinel,
J. K. Snellings.
The uniforms of the company are
black, bordered by black braid, and
the caDs are made up like a cadet
cap, matching the uniforms. Taking
it as whole the uniforms are
very pretty, and with each member
wearing a sword at his side, the
company looks as if it were a company
of officers. Each sword has
the name of the owner inscribed on
the blade, and the only difference in
the swords is that the officers' swords
are mounted in gold, and the privates
in silver.
The company will go on its annual
encampment this summer at Bennettsville.
* \
Oklahoma Provides Another Alleged j H
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 29.?In addition
to the sworn charges filed m
j against Governor Haskell and the di
State Banking Board, allegeing mis- sa
appropriation and misuse of State u?
funds late to-day accusations similar- to
ly attested were filed with the legis- to
lative investigating committee against i st
the school land department by Rep- di
resentative Humphrey, of Atoka. to
It is declared that $205,920 of the a
funds of the school land department, pi
| Ed O. Cassidy superintendent, has m
j been misappropriated and used con- be
' trary to law. This is based on the in
! official report of State Examiner and lo
! Inspector Taylor and opinions of At- cr
tnmAv ("Jpnpral West. ei
Governor Haskell said to-night he dc
was glad the charges had been filed'm
as the people of Oklahoma at last m
would "have the chance to learn the gr
whole truth." fr
The charges against Governor Has- th
kell and other State officers were w;
filed to-day in the lower House of of
the Legislature by Representative L. ar
A. Maris, representing the Republi- pa
can minority. pi.
In general, the charges against he
Governor Haskell are that he "mis
managed tne puDiic lunas unaer nis je
control in whole or in part, and has th
wilfully and designedly authorized be
the misappropriation of said funds." as
The last legislature appropriated 8p
$5,000 to be expended under the di- pa
rection of the Governor in the audit- pr
ing of territorial accounts. In his fr<
affidavit, Representative Maris charg- gy
ed that Governor Haskell paid nearly
$2,100 of this fund to a private de- W]
tective, who Mr. Maris further charg- wj
es, is not an accountant. The legis- ov
lature also appropriated $3,000 to be
used by the Governor in paying for gr
investigating committees, and the ra
travelling expenses of delegates to Sj]
various national conventions. The no
Governor is charged wiith paying the sa
sum to the private detective also. rj.
Representative Maris calls atten- na
tion to public money paid by Gover- ^
nor Haskell to O. T. Smith, his law
clerk, in addition to the latter's regu- ou
lar salary, which Mr. Maris charges in,
was not for State purposes, but in the a
private interest of the Governor. At- ab
tention is called in the affidavit to an
alleged similar payment of $500 to aD
W. T. Hutchings, a Muskogee lawyer, c0
indicted with Governor Haskell in the ve
town law rraua cases. pe
W. B. Anthony, the Governor's pri- gp
vate secretary, is also a member of
the legislature, and Representative op
Maris asserts in his affidavit that it sjj
is contrary to the State Constitution st(
for Anthony to hold the two posi- jn
tions. gj]
Employee of the Granby Company
Slain by Clerk in Company Store. ^
Columbia, Jan. 29.?C. C. Arm- ^
strong, an operative in the Granby
Cotton Mill, was shot and instantly
killed this afternoon at 2 o'clock by ^
Aaron Howell, check clerk in the
Granby Mercantile Company store.
Four bullets from a pistol inflicted
the wounds that caused death. The ,
killing occurred in the street in front
of the store and it seems that the
tragedy resulted from the payment
of an account, which Howell had endeavored
to collect from Armstrong.
The body of Armstrong will not be Fr
moved until instructions are given by ca
Coroner Walker, who will hold the pa
usual inquest. wl
Howell surrenderd to Sheriff Cole- w<
man and is now in jail. He has been is
in the employ of the Granby Mercan- pii
tile Company for about ten years, wi
He is married and resides at 720 ca
Seventh street. He is a brother of
Georee Howell, former proprietor of mi
the Caldwell Hotel. of
The dead man has been in Colum- an
bia about a month, coming here, it is ab
understood, from Georgia. th
Magistrate Suspended.
Columbia, Jan. 28.?Because D. L.
Gault, a magistrate in Union county, 0f
bet "a few times on a game of ^
chance" he was suspended from office jj
to-day by Governor Ansel. Gault had
been summoned to show cause January
15, why he should not be removed
when the matter was reported to the da
Governor. The official charge was ni
misconduct. ni
On July 4 as Gault admits in his th
own affidavit he "bet a few times on ill
a game of chance" and was notified af
to appear in court. He did not ap- of
pear for trial. in
Governor Ansel, in removing Gault, th
nnnoorc tr* TO TT Q Q f i O f Q nt 1 ATI
bd V . It appeal O IV XXI j oavigiuvvivu
from the facts shown that the con- of
duct of the said D. L. Gault in bet- th
ting is unlawful. It was his duty w;
to put down all violations of the bi
criminal laws, but instead he engaged ! m
with others in the violation of the pi
very laws he was supposed to en- te
force." se
There was a number of affidav'ts re
stating that Gault's character was m
good. However, Gault's own afflda- ce
vit convicted him. bi
o\v Idaho Prospector Discovered ?
Lode in a Broken Grindstone.
There was an old Mormon farmer
imed Jennings living many miles a
stant in Utah who noticed some v
.ndstone on his way to Pioche. He
;ed bits of this stone for sharpening ^
ols on the farm. Then it occurred ^
him to market a crop of grind- t
ones as well as vegetables. And he t
d. He mixed a few with his pota- 0
es for his next trip to Pioche. There
saloon keeper bought one and 11
aced it outside his resort so the 11
iners could sharpen their picks and 1
>wie knives between drinks. Dur- E
g the next general fight in the saon
the sawdust arena became over- c
owded and force of circumstances *
ected a combatant through the t
>or, and in his comet-like orbit the c
an collided with the grindstone and *
an and grlnastone collapsed to the e
in froffmontorv Vioanc Thp ^
agments of the grindstone are of a
e only concern here. For Barbee a
is in the crowd and Barbee was one *
your real prospectors. Gunshots b
id battlo could not disconcert his c
ission for rocks. He examined a b
ece of the grindstone and declared b
s saw silver in it.
Silver in sandstone! How they 1
ered! They told him boisterously n
at he was going crazy. Poor Bar- *
el Silver in sandstone was about s
preposterous in nature as robins b
routing from cabbage. The com- r'
.rison is used that you might ap- t(
eciate what a monstrosity this was
am the standpoint of Pioche geoloBarbee
persisted. He learned c,
lere the sandstone came from, and f(
th his burro and outfit he set forth j
er the desert towards Utah.
When Barbee came to Jennings' ^
indstone quarry in the sandstone 0
nge, be round traces 01 snver. rne ^
ver was there, all right, Pioche or (j
Pioche, geology or no geology. He ^
w a bush that was blackened, and j
;ht there in defiance of all known ^
ture, he prospected the bush. And a
does seem like a defiance of all na- j,
re to say that the bush ran 1,000 t]
nces of silver to the ton. Accord- ^
g to the price of silver at that time, l
ton of those bushes was worth q
out $1,300. T
The bush was petrified. The leaves ]y
d knotholes, the entire plant, was q
vered with a black sulphuret of sil- jj
r. The bush was an outpost of a j
trified forest, all more or less ^
rinkled with silver. tl
Pioche had no adamant pride of tl
inion, and Pioche went wild when S)
e saw Barbee's samples. The sand- a
me range was populated by Pioche
a night, and became a new town, f]
Iver Reef city by name. Inside of t(
week a desperado was shot and an t<
idertaker started in business, and n
[ver Reef was fairly launched with tl
t credentials as a metropolis. A tl
arter of a million dollars a year tl
ls not an extraordinary output for b
e grindstone quarry. After a dozen h
llion dollars had been extracted by t<
irbee's mills from the sandstone of
"Vinn'i! mlnao tho roftndorflll find tr
gan to peter out. Barbee, it should h
mentioned, died poor. Chinamen o
e now making modest days' wages tl
' "gophering" in his one-time bo- s<
nza.?Hampton's. tl
Fred Kauffman Shot.
Swansea, Jan. 29.?C. C. Gannt and
ed Kauffman engaged in an alter- s'
tion here this evening about half ^
st nine o'clock as the result of y'
lich the former has a severe knife j
>und in the chest, while the latter
in a critical condition with three
3tol shot wounds. There were no a
tnesses, and the cause of the fight n
n not be learned from either man. E
One of the bullets entered Kauff- w
an's abdomen one inch to the left lc
the navel and ranged downward, ri
other struck him on the left arm ig
ove the elbow, ranging upward and fj
e third entered above the left hip
id ranged downward. d
Gannt is resting easily, but Kauff- is
an is in a very serious condition, fi
le former is a member of the firm n
Gannt & Smith of this place, while a
e latter resides in the country, near si
re. o
A*. _ *> 1 211.
uearn in Dntuunvrnt:.
Branchville, Jan. 29.?Mrs. Aman- p
? Summers, wife of William Sum- p
ers, died at her home here last ^
ght after an illness of less than a
ree days. Mrs. Summers was taken p
last Tuesday on reaching home, e
ter spending the night at the home
her brother, H. M. Wannamaker,
town, where her mother, Mrs. Mara
Wannamaker, was lying dead. J
Mrs. Summers was only 42 years q
age and left no children. She was
e daughter of Fred Wannamaker, F
as raised near Bowman, in Orange- ?
irg county. Mrs. Summers was a c;
ember of the Baptist church at this ti
ace. Mr. Fizer, the Baptist minisr
here, will conduct the funeral
rvices tomorrow morning at the n
sidence of the deceased, and inter- a
ent will take place at the Byrd 1
imetery, where her mother was ^
iried last Tuesday. S1
iegro Man Arrested on Charge of
Slaying His Wife.
Lexington, Jan. 27.?Henry Lyles,
negro, is in jail here, charged with
rife murder, the jury of inquest hav g
found that Silla Lyles came to
ier death by a gunshot wound inlicted
by her husband. Lyles denies
he charge but the circumstances in
he case, according to the statement
f Coroner B. D. Clarke, point strongy
against him. Silla Lyles was shot
q her bed at her home, near Chapin,
q the Fork, on Tuesday night about
0 o'clcok, the contents of a shot;un
taking effect just beneath her
*ft arm, causing instant death. The
oroner and Sheriff Carley were noified
and both went to the scene of
he tragedy. The inquest was conluded
to-day and the arrest of Lyles
allowed. There were no eyewitness
s to the shooting. Lyles says that
e left his house about 8 o'clock,
nd about 10 o'clock he heard a shot,
nd upon returning to his home he
ound his wife lying in a pool of
lood on the bed cold in death. He
annot satisfactorily explain where
e was during the time he left his
ouse until he returned, and this,
he officers think, is a strong clue to
he tragedy. The people of the comlunity
are said to be somewhat
wrought up over the matter and are
trong in the belief that Lyles killec
is wife, although there is no known
eason why he should have wanted
3 kill her.
Death of Mr. J. M. Jennings.
Mr. M. W. Brabham, the Bamberg
orrespondent of the State, writes as
~11~ V.rt nf Mr- T M
LlilUVVB U1 LUC ULaill VI. Ull( v. >u.
Bamberg, Jan. 27.?John M. Jennigs,
a very highly respected resident
f this place died last night at his
ome after an illness of only a few
ays, although he had been in ill
ealth for several months. Mr.
ennings leaves a widow, who was
liss Moore, of San Antonio, Texas,
nd the following sisters: Mrs.
lary Ann Bamberg and Mrs. Quatlebaum
of this place; Mrs. B. H.
:notts of North, a half sister Miss
ilewellyn Cleckley and one brother,
teo. A. Jennings also of Bamberg,
he following children survive him:
[rs. Julia Reynolds, Miss Mamie
tee Jennings, Messrs. G. H. Jennigs,
Henry, Marion and Donnie Fair
ennings, all of Bamberg. The body !
ras laid to rest in Restland cemetery
[lis afternoon, Rev. T. G. Herbert, of
ae Methodist church conducting the
srvices. Many friends were present
nd the floral tributes were many.
If there is any one thing aside
rom the genial and friendly charac?r
of this man which will endear him
a the people of this community for
lany years to come, it is that he is
ae originator of artesian wells in
ais community. Years ago he bored
ae first well here and after all
ope of successfully constructing one
ad failed, he carried on the work
) final success and to-day there are
rells of this kind throughout the
>wn, nearly every one of which, peraps
every one, he bored. The health
f this community has, been made
le equal of that of any in the lower
action of South Carolina largely
arough this pure water. The name ;
f Jennings will always be synonyious
with good water in Bamberg.
Mr. Jennings was 59 years old and
pent most of that time in this and
le neighboring community. For 12
ears he lived in Texas.
ynamite Explodes in Court House.
Asheville, N. C., Jan. 27.?By the
ccidental discharge of a stick of dyamite
in the county court house at
tryson City to-night Omar Conley
ras instantly killed, Barret Banks, ,
>st both eyes and was otherwise seiouely
injured, and Lee Francis, regitrar
of deeds of Swain countty, was
itally injured. :
Conley and Banks were thawing
ynamite on the radiator of the regitrar's
office in preparation for a
shing trip. One of the sticks of dyamitp
it is said, fell to the ground
nd exploded with such force as to
tiatter the doors and windows of the
ffice and seriously damage the entire
7est end of the court house. Many
aluable county records and legal
apers were destroyed. Registrar
'rancis was working at his desk
rhen the explosion occurred. Late
dvices to-night state that he and
tanks have little chance of recovry.
How's This?
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for any case of Catarrh that
annot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
ure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known
. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
nd believe him perfectly honorable
1 all business transactions and finanially
able to carry out any obligaions
made by his firm.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken interally,
acting directly upon the blood
nd mucous surfaces of the system,
'estimonials sent free. Price 75c
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