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AUSTEN DIES
[ OF WOUNDS
Negro Desperado Was Beini
| Brought to Hampton
| DETERMINED MOB
A \\J A I?T? iDDTVAI
A W At 1 Al\l\l v m
| Had Negro Been Broughi
* Alive Mob Would Have
Made Quick Work of It.
^ Ridgeland, May 28.?Richard Hen
ry Austin, who was badly woundet
yesterday by Sheriff Morris and offi
cer Stavinger, near Newington, Ga.
and carried to Savannah for treat
Iment, has cheated the law by dyinj
aboard the Attaquin, a boat, betweei
Savannah and Bluffton, this after
noon about 4 o'clock.
The officers had decided that it wa<
safer to move Austin from Savannal
and were also in hopes of getting hin
to South Carolina soil alive, but h<
died half way between Savannah anc
Bluffton.
Immediately after the boat landec
the officers secured an automobih
and left for Ridgeland to spend th(
night. They are on their way to A1
lendale.
Awaiting Austin's Arrival.
f Hampton, May 28.?That Richarc
Henry Austin, the negro desperado
wanted for murders in soutn uaro
lina, who was captured Tuesday even:
ing near Newington, Ga., after bein^
desperately wounded, had died or
board a boat on the Savannah Rivei
between Savannah and Bluffton, was
the news received here at about S
o'clock to-night over long distance
telephone.
The report that Sheriff Morris, ol
Barnwell County, and Messrs. Stavin
ger and H. M. O'Neale had left Savannah
for Hampton at about 1 o'cloch
p. m., with Austin in an'automobih
was received here about four o'clock
this afternoon. In less than an houi
a crowd of determined men began tc
^ gather from various sections of the
county to await the arrival of the
officers and their prisoner. From the
nature of the threats heard on even
side it appeared certain that the
crowd would make short work of the
desperado if he arrived alive.
Left to Meet Sheriff Morris.
* Sheriff Lightsey and three or foui
men left here in an automobile at S
o'clock to-night to meet Sheriff Mor
? ris with the body of Austin and escor;
him to Hampton. It is expected thai
the officers will arrive with the bodj
r?f Austin phont 11 or 12 o'clock to
night"" "" ~ !
The men composing the crowc
gathered here to-night are sober anc
quiet. This afternoon, however
some of them appeared excited anc
various threats as to what would b(
done in case Austin arrived aliv(
were heard.
How Austin was Captured.
D. T. Padgett, one of the commis
sioners of Hampton County, who was
at Newington, Ga., and who saw th?
' . capture of Austin, told the story here
to-day. According to Mr. Padgett's
story it seems that Sheriff Morris anc
Mr. Stavinger wer~* at the home oi
Mr. Marvin Jarrell, about seven miles
above Newington, on Tuesday even
ing. Mr. Jarrell was not at home
About dark a negro came up to the
rear of the house and asked for some
thing to eat, stating that he was wet
cold and hungry. Miss Jarrell recog
nized the voice as that of Austin, he
having worked for Mr. Jarrell in the
past. The young woman at once
communicated with Sheriff Morris
who answered Austin, telling him tc
wait, that he would bring him the
food directly.
r (
Both Guns Aimed at Once.
Proceeding cautiously around the
house to the rear Sheriff Morris
caught sight of Austin by the bad
, fence. The officer and the negre
raised their guns in deadly aim at the
same time, but Sheriff Morris provec
quicker on the trigger and the des
perado fell desperately wounded ir
the stomach with a load of bucl
shot. Austin, recovering fron
the shock, reached out and grab
bed his gun, which had fallei
two or three feet from him. Point
ing the weapon at Mr. Stavenger
who had approached with Sherif
Morris, the negro was about to fire
but again he was not quick enough
and before he could fire the arm tha
steadied his aim fell limp at his side
almost severed with a bullet from th<
44-calibre Winchester in the hand:
I
BANDITS KILL, BUT MISS OAS!
Pay Rigs, of Illinois Zinc Oompan;
Held Up by Masked Men.
* LaSalle, 111, May 29.?Four masl
ed bandits held up pay rigs of th
Illinois Zinc Company, five mile
southeast of here this afternoon, kil
j ed one man and wounded three ott
> ers, but $6,000 in cash for sem
monthly pay of 160 miners was save
by a wild dash of a wounded office]
who escaped under fire of the rot
bers.
Ben Dierks, acting as guard for tb
Zinc Company men, was instant!
killed.
Elmer West, clerk at the Zinc Con
* pany, was shot in the head, back an
chest, and is in a serious condition.
F. D. Richmond, a civil enginee
of the Zinc Company, was shot in th
t back, and Henry- Oeslerle, employe
of the company, received a glancin
shot in the head, also shot in arm an
body. Neither is seriously hurt.
Money for the pay roll was sen
to Black Hollow mine in two buggie:
in charge of these four men.
mile from the destination a gang c
j robbers sprang up from the brus
surrounding the roadway. Withou
attempting to take the money froi
' the vehicles the robbers opened fin
The bandits used automatic shotgun*
y
= and the first shots killed Dierks, wh
1 was driving the second buggy. Wes
also fell at the first volley.
Richmond, who was in the rig wit
3 West* and the money, whipped up th
1 horse and fled, while the robber
1 stood in the middle of the road an
" continued to fire at him. Soon a
they saw the first buggy making
successful escape the bandits left th
* other one unmolested and fledthroug
3 the woods. When Dierks fell dea
J in the second vehicle Oeslerle grat
bed the reins, whipped up his hors
and followed the other rig to th
Zinc Company's mine. The miner
were paid off and then 'joined i
* searching for the robbers.
That the bandits were former zin
miners familiar with the system c
paying at the plant is the opinion c
* the police.
1
r STIVENDER TO LOSE JOB?
5
; Governor Petitioned in Behalf c
i Barnwell Rural Policeman.
? Allendale, May 29.? A petition t
Governor Blease and the Barnwe]
County delegation is being circulate'
, asking for the retention in office of I
4 G. Stivender, a Barnwell County rura
. policeman, who, it is said, expects t
. lose his position on account of hi
( political opinions. Policeman Stiven
k der has won much praise for his tire
[ less efforts during the past four week
[ in running down the negro Austir
\ He was with Sheriff Morris Tuesda
k night when he was captured, an
probably saved Mr. Morris's life by ;
shot from his rifle, which broke th
arm of Austin as he was taking air
at Sheriff Morris.
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> Found Dead Mouse in "Dope" Bottle
t Spartanburg, May 28.?As Thui
. man Williams was drinking a bottl
T of coca cola he found a dead mouse i:
it. He suffered great anguish, h
says, and sued J. W. Allen, the bot
j tier, for $7,000 damages. The jur;
j hearing the case returned a verdic
for the defendant.
* Up-to-date line of stationery jus
* received at Herald Book Store.
of Mr. Stavinger.
"Don't Fire, I Surrender."
Austin, as he /ell the second time
; shouted. "Don't shoot any more:
; surrender." He was immediately dis
> armed. The negro held conversatioi
5 with members of the posse wh'
[ gathered around him, giving detail
f of his wanderings as a fugitive fror
5 justice. Austin admitted killing Mi
. Victor Bowers, but declared that th
other men had been shot by acciden
j by the members of the posse. H
. said that the reason he had takei
Magistrate Edenfield's gun was be
. cause the South Carolina folks hai
' A?e>f?r? ooiH + Vl H
^ tUKen nis uvexcucit. -Tl.uouiaj. ou'u ?.. ?
i he had moved over to South Carolin;
a from Georgia, had secured a piece o
land and had intended to settle dowi
j to farming.
? Austin was taken to Savannah thi
morning about 10 o'clock and lodge'
in police barracks there, according t
1 reports from men who have returne<
' from the scene of the man-hunt.
; By the Associated Press.
d Hampton, May 28.?Word reache<
i here at o o'clock this afternoon tha
i Henry Austin was being brought t
- Hampton by Sheriff Lightsey ani
l Morris from Savannah by automobile
i and about fifty men from Allendai
l and Fairfax arrived on the afternoo:
- train from Augusta. Austin was stil
i alive, it was reported, ana was uein
- brought to the local jail.
Armed men from all sections in
f radius of 2 0 miles, flocked to Hamp
, ton and are patiently awaiting th
, arrival of Austin. Large crowds hav
t gathered at Allendale and Fairfa
, and the sheriff's guard will certainl
? be overpowered in the event the
s arrive with Austin alive.
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; CLOSING UP PORT
ROYAL TIGERS.
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Nuisance Was Complained of
rd By Secretary of Navy.
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ENLISTED MEN
BOUGHT LIQUOR.
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? Law for License to be Re?
voked when Whiskey
is sold.
it
A.
Beaufort, May 29.?One of the
blind tigers complained of by Secren
tary of the Navy Daniels as interfer^
ing with the navy reformatory at
" Port Royal was put out of business
by the county commissioners to-day. (
Urder a law passed at the last ses- 1
sion of the Legislature no mercantile
, business can be conducted outside of '
n
an incorporated town in the county
without a license from the board of
'S
^ county commissioners. The law j
makes it mandatory for the board to ?
revoke the license whenever it is
a
shown them that a holder of a license
e
k has sold liquor.
, Two enlisted men to-day swore
d
that they had bought liquor from R.
S. Goetz, who keeps the largest store
on the island outside the Government
e
reservation. Goetz, who is said to be
s
an old offender, offered no evidence j
in rebuttal. The revocation is to I
_ take effect July 15, unless liquor is
u I
f sold, when the revocation "will bell
^ come immediately operative.
Evidence is in hand against another
storekeeper on the island, who
will be proceeded against shortly.
This latter case was handled by Dis*
pensary Constable E. F. Hammond,
co-operating with Major Hatch, the
commanding officer of the naval sta0
tion. This constable is an appointee
11 of the Governor, who has appointed
^ also one of the enlisted men to assist.
' At no time has there been critill
cism here or on the part of the naval
0 authorities, so far as can be learned,
s of the Governor. Secretary Daniels,
it seems, understood during his talk
with citizens here that the trouble
s has been and is with local sentiment
L acting on the juries. All that has
7 been said from Washington as to the
^ necessity of cleaning up conditions
a around the station outside the Gove
ernment's zone of authority has been
Q directed, it is believed, at local sen A.C
r\ rJ AflRniQlc
L1U1C1I|> auu umviuiu.
'' Remarkable Record of School Girl.
Miss Mary, daughter of the Hon.
e and Mrs. W. N. Graydon, a student
a of the 6th grade of the Abbeville
e graded school, has made a most re"
markable record during the past year,
- and it is doubtful if her record has
* ever been equaled before. She is in
the 6th grade, 11 years old, the
t youngest pupil in the grade taught ~
by Miss lone Smith, and her general I
. average for the nine months was .
99 7-9?lacking only two points of |
making a general average of 100.
!, In neatness, attendance and conduct C
I she received 100 each month. The
r- seventh month she received 100 in
a each study, 100 each month in spello
ing, and it is stated she has not misss
ed a word in spelling in two years.
a During the past year she did#not re- 3
i. ceive less than 99 in any study. On ^
?
e her card are S9 marks, of which 69 q
t are 100 and the rest 99.?Abbeville s
??l A/\ VATTT^ nnrl Pnnn'or t
6 topeUIdl LD .xc?o auu vuunvi.
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LAI) KILLS YOUNG MAX. "
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^ Boy of 14 Years Shoots His Sister's jj
Sweetheart. n
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1 New Orleans, June 1.?Florville .
Q LaCoste, a boy of 14, shot and killed
William Easton, aged 19, his sister's
s sweetheart, here today as the sequel
^ to a violent quarrel between the girl
0 and Easton. The shooting occurred
^ just outside the LaCoste home, from
which the boy had driven Easton at
the point of a shotgun. After he had
d been taken in charge by the police,
t Lacoste declared that Easton was
0 abusing his sister-when he interfered.
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a readily yield to treatment. (
>- "You're sure you can cure my bron- J
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x "Why, my dear sir," confided the \
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