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"DO THOU LIBERTY GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE.
BENNETTS VILLE, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 19?4
NO. d 6,
Magistrate Folk in Ecuffle With Su
pervisor Seale Was Shot.
WHAT CORONER'S JURY SAYS
Both Bleu Weie Popular iud Highly
Respected, und the Unfortu
nate AOUlr 1M Very Much
A dispatch from Sumter to The
State says Magistrate Richard C. Folk
of Providence was shot and killed
Thursday morning about 8 o'clock,
near his home, in front of County
Supervisor W. H. Scalp's reaideuce,
while in a souille with Mr. Seale.
Magistrate Folk waa a candidate
for re-election and damaging reports
were in circulation as to the mysteri
ous disappearance of Mr. Folk's dec
ket, a second book in which is kept
the business of the court. Mr. Fulk
was informed that Supervisor Seale
was the author of these reports.
Sam Folk, a brother of Magistrate
Folk, called to see Seale early Thurs
day morning in regard to the matter,
and Seale told Sam that he had cir
culated no report. Ile had told that
Magistrate Folk had said that the
docket was in his (Seale'.s) ellice, but
he and Probate Judge Walsh could not
find lt. Sam informed him that it
bad been found. Sam told him that
If Folk would bring it to him he would
examine lt as supervisor, and if round
correet would mark it ko and all ru
mors would be stopped. Sam Folk
went after Richard Folk to bring him
and the docket, and after a consider
able wait Se'A?e telephoned the Folks
to hurry, that he wanted to catch the
train for Sumter.
Mr. Folk answered: "Wait, we are
coming." After reaching the house it
waa decided to come to Sumter to
settle the matter. While waiting for
his buggy and horse, Seale walked
alonglde Judge Folk's buggy, leading
to the end of the avenue from his
bouse. The discussion was resumed.
Sam Folk was follwiug In another
As the public road was reached
Judge Folk, lt ls said, called, Seale a
--viliar, drawing his pistol at the
Bame tllae. Seale grabbad him by the
collar, Folk falling out of the buggy.
Both fell to tho ground together. The
pistol was discharged, the bullet pass
ed through Seale's coat on the left
side about the hip, and, passing up
ward,entered Folk's head in the right
temple' and came out left of the me
dial HUB of the skull.
In the sou nie it is alleged Sam Folk
- jumped from his ouggy and attempted
J tfl/ahoOVSeaie, uut Seale's son, W. J
Seava knocked tho pistol away and
seize^bdm. When Seale got up he saw
blood Noir-, Folk's face. He assisted lu
carrying him to the roadside and
washed the blood from his face and
telephoned for a doctor. Folk died in
two hours and llfteeu minutes after he
waa Bhot, having never regained con
Doctors Cheyne and Foster could do
nothing, as the wound was mortal.
Seale drove Into town to the sherill's
otb ce to give himself up, but the sher
iff and the deputy were away and he
gave himself up to Mayor Dick. Coro
ner Sam Flowers au tn moued a jury
and began the inquest at l o'clock
Thursday afternoon. At 111 o'clock
Thursday night the inquest has not
adjourned ami fuller particulars are
A phone message says Sam Folk
and W. J. Seale, the two eye wit
nesses, tell exactly opposite stories to
the jury. Seale says the pistol was
lu Folk's band when he pulled the
trigger and the weapon was pointing
toward Fojk. Sam Folk says the pis
tol was lu Scale's hands when it was
The following jury was empaneled:
C. L. Williamson, forman, IC. W.
Parker, Dr. E. W. Parker, Jr., J. A.
Hoykln, Sr., J. A. Boykin, Jr., M. H.
Hoykln, J. F. Cumalns, W. F. Hoykln,
R. L. Burkett, J. lt. Durrant, M. L.
Judge Folk was a popular man and
regarded as one among the best citi
zens. He leaves three brothels and
two sisters and a widowed mother.
Dr. Legrand Guerry of Columbia
and H. D. Moise, Esq , married the
two sisters. Judge Folk was serving
his third term as magistrate. Super
visor Seale ls j opular all over the
county. He ls an energetic, patriotic
citizen. Ho is serving his second
termas supervisor and ls a candidate
for re-election. Mr. Scale regrets the
sad tragedy. He suys he was unarm
ed, lils pistol was in bisofUce at the
court bouse in Sumter.
The coroner's jury have returned
the following \ercllct: "Deceased,
R. C. Folk, came to his death by a
gunshot wound indicted by the bands
* of parties unknown to the jury."
Attacked hy a Madman,
A dispatch from Yorkvllle to The
State says Magistrate Lt. L. A. Smith
of Hickory drove shot and killed a
negro man about 10 o'clock Friday
night. The nt gio attempted to chug
Mr. Smith out of a window of his
bouse and almost tore his s'il rt off.
He warned the negro away but he
came again at him, when he used his
shotgun with fatal elieet. Mr. Smith
telephoned the sherill' that he was
ready to surrender and was advised to
await the verdict of inquest which
was held Friday. The negro was said
to have been Insane, but Mr. Smith
was not aware of of it.
Ile) v. ard to MailllNHHH.
Gov. Ileyward and two of lils stall
have been invited by (len. Corbin to
attend tho uianoeuvers at Manassas.
Gov. Ileyward will leave on the morn
lug of September 5, taking with lil m
Adjutant General Frost, his chief of
staff, and the t^uarlermaster General,
H. H. Watkins, or Anderson. The
party will spend about two days at
Nerved Ulm Hight.
Governor Hey ward has ordered the
arrest of J. H. Bennett of Brimson,
Hampton County, and his return to
the penitentiary to serve out lils life
sentence-for which he was pardoned
by Gov. Mcsweeney on condition that
lie would leave the state never to re
turn. He did return, and accidentally
killed his wife a few nights ago.
THE CARNIVAL OF CRIME.
A Boy Murdered In a Fisherman's
. Camp Near Columbia.
Tbe State says another murder as
mysterious as the Mt??de Allen case,
as cold-blooded auVor<3j?,,,ca1' oc'
curred Thursday mfr ^ear Co
lumbia. In the u*t^lrne^ihe act
seemed to Indicate the if .,rk- of one
lufurluted with drink antrj&louRy ; in
the latest the heinous purpose or au
Inhuman, blood-thirsty tiend.
Clarence Shealy, a 15 year-old boy,
while lying ashep upou the banks of
the Congaree at a llsherman's camp
two miles south of Columbia, was ap
proached from behind and was most
foully hacked to death with a hoe,
one pitiless stroke marring the boy's
face almost beyond recognition and
another cleaving the head from the
crown deep into the brain.
Clarence Shealy's parents live at 1150
Olympia avenue, aud oil and on since
spring the boy has been with a haber
man, Frauk Smith, who has a tishing
camp a short distance below Shealy's
home. Smith and a mau by the name
of Cushman, who lived in the camp,
stated Thursday that they got up at
;>.:i0 a. m. to go down the river to
make the circuit of their baskets, and
left the boy to cook breakfast; that
they had been gone about au hour and
a quarter and on their return found
the child breathing his last. Neither
saw anyone about on leaving the place
or on their approach. One of the
men came at once to the home of the
boy and notified his paients and the
county olllclals, leaving the other with
The only other witness was a negro
sent by Mr. John Stuart, overseer on
Mr. Toni Taylor's place, a mile and
half from the scene, to get some tish.
This negro ls reported to have ridden
within eye range of the camp, and
seeing the form of a person writhing
about the ground, turned his horse's
head and ran his horse back to Mr.
Stuart's home and reported his obser
vation. This man was not arrested
Thursday as a witness but the lisher
men were arrested and placed in thc
county Jail, on the ground merely that
they were material witnesses of the
The body of the boy was removed
Thursday afternoon to his father's
home on Olympia avenue and the cor
oner empanueled a jury and went out
and viewed the body. The inquest
will be held later, when all the evi
dence in the case can be got together.
Sherill Coleman announced at a late
hour Thursday night that so far no
clues had been discovered as to the
identity of the murderer. The blood
ed hoe with which the deed was com
mitted was found near the body and
Hie flsberiiK that their Bbot- ,
gun~UIirl T.il cue loaueu j'ucltr. ?...-?U;"U- .
lng. The gun and ammunition were
In the camp when they went out on
the river they say.
A Col umhin. Suicide.
The Columbia Record says abou'
three o'clock Thursday morning Nor
mau O'Connor, a white man about
years of age, committed suicide.
O'Connor walked Inio the house of
Bertha Medlin, who keeps a disrepu
table house on Gate street, and was
also a witness in the Maud Allen case,
and with no explanation pouted a
dose ol' carinii ic acid In a glass of beer
and swallowed it. As soon as it was
realized what wai done a hurry call
was sent for the city physician, Hr.
l'ope, who lives nearly two miles from
tbe house, and the man was nearly
dead when assistance arrived. The
Inmates of the house made the f. How
as easy as possible, but the amount
taken proved fatal. O'Connor came
to Columbia from Arizona, but his
home is Noling, lil., he having learned
bis trade in the former place. He
had been m Columbia about live
weeks, and during that time had
drank very heavily, but managed to
hold his place at the Southern shops.
He was a member of the Machinists'
union, and will be sent to hts home
by that organization as soon as the
inquest ts held.
Filipino lia nd 11 a.
A dispatch from Manilla says a de
tail of native constabulary bas been
ambushed on the island of Leyte by a
superior force of bandits. Capt. H.
Barrett, of the constabulary, was
killed in the lighting. There has been
trouble in thu province of Misamis,
island of Mindanao, where bandits
bave looted .several towns. The na
tive authorities were defied and Pablo
Marcado and his family were kid
napped. Marcado was accused of be
ing too friendly with ihe Americans.
Three Chinese stores were burned,
l our natives were murdered, three of
them being burned alive. Colonel
Harbord, nf the constabulary, is now
on the trail of the bandits. Lieuten
ant Thornton, of the constabulary,
bas met death by drowning near l>ag
upin island of Luzon.
Killed Hia Brother.
At ICingstree a coroner's jury
Thursday found Garry Hardy not
guilty of the murder of his deaf mule
brother, whom he Thursday night
struck with bis list In order to knock
him from the track to avoid a fast ap!
proachlug train on the Atlantic Coast
Line. Tlie de if mute was drunk and
refused to respond to Ids brother's
warning, but foolishly tried to make
signals to the engineer to slop. Harry
struck him a violent blow lu the face,
and the jury found that it was troni
this blow that the deaf mute had met
death. Harry was thereupon released
from custody, the jury recognizing
that he had no recourse but to strike
lils brother in lils effort to save his
. J 111111. ? - < i in the Uiver.
A man, supposed from Hie papers
found in a coat left lying on the bridge
to be Fiank McC irmick, of Winter
haven, Fl rida, committed suicide
Thursday at, St. Louis by leaping
from thc Fads bridge into the Mis
sissippi river. A watchman saw tho
man climb to the rail, but was not in
time lo prevent bim jumping.
Bryan Will Speak.
Cl lair man Taggart Wednesday re
ceived a telegram from M. G. Wet
more, of St. Louis, saying that Wm.
I. Bryan would speak at Butler and
Lamor, Nevada, and Springfield, Mo.,
the last days or August and lirst of
LULA ALLEN HOLT
Is Alive and Well, But Her Husband
Held for Her Murder.
A VERY QUEER CASE, INDEED.
Tho Faots Brought Out In the
Habeas Corpus Proceedings
Before Chief Justice
Pope at Newberry.
"Cun a mau be held In Jail under
charge of murder of a person who
swears that she ia alive?" asks the
Newberry correspondent of The State.
The correspondent then answers bis
own question as follows: "Learned
lawyers will say that he cannot be.
Rut butler Holt knows better. That
seems tobe his present condition."
The correspondent then yoes on to
As will be seen below an affidavit,
alleged to have been made by Lula
Allen, who Is supposed also to have
been known as Maude Allen, Btating
that she is alive and well, was read in
court. And there ls an affidavit from
her father confirming Mils. But
Justice Pope remanded Butler Holt
to jail until next Wednesday when a
linal bearing will be had under habeas
proceedings as to why he shall not be
relieved or the charge of the murder
of the woman supposed to be Maude
Allen, alias Lula Allen, in Columbia
un August 11th last.
WILL MARTIN, BUPPOSED ACCOM PUCK.
And what of Will Martin? Ap
parently no one ls taking any interest
In the other man arrested at the same
time as Butler ll oil and supposed to
be Holt's brother-In-law. lt cannot
be said that he is languishing in jail,
for the man on the street says Will
Martin ls "lying up in jail reading
the newspapers and having a good
time on three meals a day-more than
he usually got-" Thar, may 06 a slander
though, and doubtless Will Martin Is
as anxious for bis liberty as any one
would be. But the fact remains that
while he ls fed from Sheriff Buford's
table yet he ls restrained from his
freedom. He was committed upon
papers issued by Mayor ICarhardt In
his magisterial capacity and will be
released only upon orders from some
Of the 200 or more people who gather
ed lu the court room to hear thc pro
ceedings about the most intered prob
ably were the mother and sister of
Butler Holt-besides himself. Ills
mother ls a woman of about f>0 years
of age and she hung intently upon
every word of the lawyers or chief
justice. Her sister is a sweet faced
Ltai'og woman, who -listened : to the,
"arg'.meni*' ua ii}'..uKu, uru'mn. DUO?
ed no uneasiness. Butler Holt ls i
young man of about 25 years of age,
of an agreeable countenance, bis face
indicating no especial forc? of charac
ter, but certainly no viciousness. In
quiring of those present as to what
kind of a man Butler Holt was one
would be given the information that
"he was a pretty good sort of a fol
One Of the most Interested speeta
tors, and probably the mau of sub
stance of the affair, was a brother or
Holt, who is a boss in a cotton mill
at Whitmlre, and a man of whom
everyone has the kindest of words as
to his worth. He is a Masou of high
degiee, and bears an excellent cbarac
THU PKOCEBDIN?B IN DETAIL.
The proceedings were opened
promptly at 4 o'clock by Chief Justice
Pope who inquired of the attorneys
for the defence and for the State if
they were ready for the hearing.
Upon being informed that they were
he requested the attorney general to
read the order for the production of
thc body of Butler Holt in court, and
the return of the chief of police of
The attorneys for the defense then
proposed to read the affidavits made
In support of the petition but the
attorney general Interposed an objec
tion to the continuance ol" the proceed
ings on the ground that the State had
not been given proper notice under
rule 1U of the supreme court.
There was some threshing out of
the legal technicalities but the attor
neys, after which the chief justice
ruled that because or the gravity of
the case to the prisoner he would let
the proceedings continue, and would
seta later dale for the linal hearing
it need be.
The allldavlts were then read. The
first allldavit was that of the defend
ant, Butler Holt, himself and was as
AFFIDAVIT OK HUTLEK HOLT.
Personally came before me, Butler
Holt, who being duly sworn, says:
That he is now confined In the county
jail at Newberry, charged, bo he has'
been informed since his confinement I
therein, with the murder of one
Maude Allen in city or Columbia,
State aforesaid, on the afternoon of
Thursday, August 11th, 1004. That
dep ,nent is 25 years of uge and dur
ing the latter part of the year lUOa
married Lula Allen, the daughter of
Richard Allen, In the city of Newber
ry. That during the month of Jan
uary of this year he let L Newberry
and went to work on the farm of Bud
Berry and worked on s lid farm for
the said Bud Berry continuously until
about the lirst day of August, 1904,
when he returned to the town of
Newberry where he has since resid
ed with Ids parents. That on the
llth day of August, 1904, he was In
thc txiwn of Newberry in company
with T. S. Coleman, Pope L. Havird
and others and that he was in Havird
Bros. store and made purchases there
in several times during the day. That
I among otiier things done by deponent
lon said date he watered and fed Mr.
T. S. Coleman's mule at dinner and
helped him to hitch up his mule in
tlie afternoon of the said date and
just before Mr. Coleman left for bis
home in Saluda couty. That a short
while after this he met John
Gruber with a load of weed, who told
him thut if he would help him to un
load his wagon he would let him ride
tba greater part of the way to the
home of Mr. Press George, about six
or seven miles from the town of New
berry, and at whose home the said
Butler Holt Intended to spend the
night and a day or two afterwards
That he hflped John Gruber unload
the said wagon and after the Bald
John Gruber bad bought some provis
ions from the store of C. L. Pitts in
the town of Newberry they left the
said town of Newberry at whloh time
the sun was about an hour high.
That deponeut rode on with the said
John Gruber until they reached a
point about live miles from the town
of Newberry when he left John Gru
ber and walked on to the home of Mr.
Press George, abuut one mlle further
on, spent the night there and until
the fo'lowiog Saturday morning, after
which he went to the home of Geb.
A. Long between 8 and 9 o'clcck and
helped him in barbecuing some meats.
After taking dinner with the said
Gee. A. Long he came on to Mew
berry, arriving hereat about half past
1 o'clock. Deponent further deposes
arr says that he has never been to the
city of Columbia but once in his life
and that trip was made on an excur
sion train to the said town from the
town of Newberry last summer. That
his wife, Lula Allen, left Newberry
on the Friday following their mar
riage, which eec irred on the Sunday
before and tbat be saw her on the
next day In the town of Prosperity
and has not seen her since, but he is
informed and believes that she is now
at the home of ber father in the town
of Bath, S. C. That be never saw
hertha Medlin until he was confront
ed with her In the county jail at New
berry and has never been in her house
In the city of Columbia, nor has he
taken any one to lier house at any
Sworn to before me this, 25th day
of August. 1004.
Mrs. Rebeca Paysinger's affidavit
stated that she had seen Butler Holt
In the store of Havlrd Bros. in New
berry on the ! 1 Lil of August.
J. S. Coleman swore that he saw
Butler Holt In Newberry on the
streets and in the store of Havlrd
Bros. on the 11th of August and that
ne was with Holt the greater part of
the day till 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
John (?ruber, who signed by his
mark, swore that Butler Holt had as-.
Histed him in unloading some wood in
Newberry and bad ridden with him
Into tlie country about live miles on
the evening uf August ll tb. That
Butler left him about an hour before
Brooks Geir^e and L?e (?eorge,
sons of Mr. I'.ess George, who lives
between six and seven miles from
Newberry, swore that late on the af
ternoon of August 11th Butler Holt
came to their father's house and spent
the night there and remained there
until the'following Saturday.
j! C. Fulmer swore that he bad
seen Butler Holt in Newberry at 3'
rv,oi'",ir ?rv *,h? aft?j2x?? ".-^
P. B. Yaroorough had seen Butler
Holt In Newberry before 2 o'clock p.
m.. on Aug. 11th.
Eddie Bogden, signing by his mark,
stated in his atlldavit that he had
boarded in the family of Richard Al
len and that he knew Lula Allen well.
That lie had seen the budy of the wo
man killed in Columbia and that it
was not the body of Lula Allen.
The two following allldavlts were
about the most Important read:
SIIK IS AMVKANU U KI.I..
State of South Carolina, County of
Personally came before me Richard
Allen, who being duly sworn, says
that he is the father of Lula Allen,
the wife of Butler Holt; that, the said
Lula Allen is now in tlie town of
Bath, S. C., and thal the body claimed
and described to be Maude Allen aud
killed in the city uf Columbia ou the
11th day of August, 1904, is not the
body of Lula Allen.
Richard (his X mark) Allen.
Sworn to before me this 1'luA day of
(L. S.) A. ll. McCarrel,
Notary Public for S. C.
Richard Allen, signed by Hugh
Cook in my pres; nee.
A. H. McCarrel,
Notary for S. C.
Lula Allen came into Bath at 4 a.
m., bhis day, -;ird August, on an ex
cursion from Columbia, taking ad
vantage of the chance to come to see
her parents to relieve them of anxie
ty. 1 have seen her in person.
A. II. McCarrel,
Notary for S. C.
State of Si.nth Carolina, County of
Personally came befe re me the un
dersigned, who being duly sworn, says
that she married Butler Holt during
the latter part, of the year 1903, and
that she is now in the town of Bath,
Aiken enanty, in the St ato nf South
Carolina, with her father, Richard
Allen, having arrived last night on
the excursion train from Columbia.
Lula (uer X mark) Allen.
Sworn to before me this 22nd day of
(L. S.) A. H. McCarrel,
x Notary Public for S. C.
Name signed by Mr. Hugh Couk
and mark made by Lula Allen, all in
my presence. A. H. McCarrel,
.Notary for S. C.
HUMAN DUD TO JAIL.
The atlldavit of Lula Allen was the
last to be read, and at Its conclusion
the attorney general asked the court
to be niven a reasonable time to seek
for counter allldavlts, asking that a
date fora lina! hearing bo tixed after
the primary election next Tuesday.
Attorneys for defense asked that next
Monday be made the day of next heur
Chief Justice Pope, after a few min
utes thought, Inst meted the attorney
general tu prepare an order Uxlng
Wednesday, August :n,at4 p. m., as
the day and hour for li nal hearing and
remanding Butler Holt to jail In New
berry county unt il that tl me.
The attorneys for the defense made
no further objection and the order
was drawn and signed.
b\ H. McMaster.
Itohbcd ii Monastery?
A band of Catalonlan brigands at
tacked the famous monastery at Mont
serrrat, Spain, and after binding the
monks pillaged the monastery, es
caped with a large quantity of rich
booty. The alano was given as aeon
as possible, and a squad of gendarmes
started in pursuit. They came upon
the brigands and a tierce conflict fol
lowed In which seven of the robbers
were killed and the others lied.
AT MANASSAS AGAIN.
The Hi?toric Field Upon Which
Troops Will Manoeuvre
IN GRAND MIMIC BATTLE ARRAY
A Field Upon ?Vilich thu Confederate
Soldiers Twice Whipped the
Federal Holdlem During
( the Ci vil War.
The announcement that there are
to be increasing army manoeuvres
near Manassas in the early future nat
urally turns the attention at least ol
thc old timers to the llrst great battle
In the War Between the States, which
was fought In July, 1801, upun that
The.-Confederacy bad changed Its
capital tu Richmond, the last session
ot its congress having been held in
Montgomery on May 21st. President
Davis followed live days later, and
Gen. Beauregard arrived on June. 1st
and assumed command of the Confed
erate troops in the department of Al
exandria^ It soon became apparent
that the llrst struggle would take
place In northern Virginia, aud the
federal'government held the Potomac
river in tight grasp and Washington
was well guarded. Gen. McDowell
had a union army of about 45,000
troops lo camp south of the Potomac
ready for the fray. Gen. Beauregard
with a Confederate army was posted
near Manassas Junction, 33 miles
from Washington. Gen. Joseph E.
Johnston, with a Confederate army,
was entrenched at Winchester, his
task bein" to prevent any advance by
Gen. Robert Patterson, and to keep
him from joining McClellan. At the
same time McDowell was assured that
Patterson .with his 18,000 men, would
prevent? Johnston from joining Beau
regard. 'Eut, as it afterwards turned
out, Patterson was not In. Johnston's
way. ltwas planned that McDowell
should march to Fairfax Courthouse,
then turn south, cross the Oecoquan
river, and attack Beauregard's line of
communication with Richmond. That
svas the situation just before the fa
"The advance of the union army,"
says a northern writer, "was looked
upon as a holiday, for none at the
north doubted that lt would be suc
cessful, j A large number of congress
men and crowds of civilians rode out
from Washington. to witness the
novel and Inspiring sight. In many
of the carriages were ladles who se
cured favorable position from which
to view.? through their opera, glasses
tbe^overthrow of j)he rebel forces."
Bli 'ivithe-^ay closed "Linden
quite diff?rent ?n the last act of the
tragedy from what this gay crowd
from the north had expected.
The Confederacy had gathered there
its ii nest troops, many of the privates
being young men out of the colleges
and universities, clothed lu the finest
uniforms, with glittering arms, but
nothing about them so bright as the
Mash of their eyes. The noblest com
manders of the Confederate forces
were there. Beauregard was there
and Johnston was there, as has al
ready been said. Thomas J. Jackson
was there, and when (len. Bee looked
upon him and his gallant men he ex
claimed: "Look! There stands Jack
s' n like a stone wall!" and from that
day this great soldier was affection
ately known as "Stonewall" Jackson.
Kirby Smith was there, coming in
the rick of time with 4,ooo Confeder
ates coming in time to receive John
ston'! order to attack McDowell's
righi and make the Confederate vic
Stuart and his cavalry wore there
und joined in the impetuous charge
which threw the federal troops Into
F.v?ell was there, that crusty old In
dian tighter, a diamotul in the rough,
and John B. Gordon was there.
Ur. limiter McGuire or Richmond
was there and dressed the wound
whlclnStonewall Jackson received. j
We.siave not space to mention the
wholt dist, but must add that even
President Davis himself was there,
and I d his misgivings suddenly turn
ed ilX) the gladness of triumph.
"Wl';e 1 was dressing (len. Jackson's
band,' said Dr. McGuire, In one of
lils addresses, "1 siw President Davis
ride |p from the direction ol Manas
sas. ille had been told by stragglers
that hir army had baen defeated. Ile
stopt:d his horse in the middle of the
stream, Young's branch, stood up in
his s'irrups (the palest, sternest face
1 eu,r saw) and cried to the great
crowi of soldiers, '1 am President
Dav J, follow me back to the held.' "
Mr. TlcGuire told (Jen. Jackson who
it w>'i and what he said, when Jack
son Hood up, took ot! his cap and
cried "We have whipped them-, they
ran Ike sheep. Give me U),u0li men
and i will take Washington city to
morrow." And if the men had been
forthcoming, he would have kept his
proUse and the entire fortune of the
war night have been changed.
B t we are too fast. Let us go
back a step in the narrative and re
late the closing act In the tragedy.
Let Js go back to the point where
Klrly Smith arrived with his rein
fore men ts and attacked McDowell's
righi and let the story be told by a
uorliern writer, who refers to the
southerners us rebels and Insurgents.
Wc piote: "The situation of Beaure
gard was critical. Ile was lighting
desrjrately, but was pressed steadily
baclward. At the moment when
defeat seem Inevitable, he was strong
ly rduforced: An advance along the
whee line was ordered, and the rresh
troops charged with wild enthusiasm.
Theunlonlsts were Hanked and forced
dow.1 the side of tho plateau. Sharp
sholters kept the woods aflame, and a
stn.?g force of Smarts cavalry joined
in tie Impetuous charge which threw
thefederul troops into panic.
'A terrible scene followed, lt was
aboit. 4.30 that thc right wing broke
andtlcd, quickly followed by the cen
tre ind tbs left. A jumble of artillery,
infantry, ambulance trains, con g ress -
mei, civilians and vehicles of all kinds
Jolrhd lu a wild struggle to get back
to .Washington. Artillerymen cut
tho^traces of their galloping horses,
and leaping upon their backs, tram
plet those who were too helpless or
too crazed with fright to get out of
their path. Men who were perched
amid the limbs of trees so as to gain a
good view of the Confederate defeat,
jumped to Hie ground and joined In
the stampede, and hundreds, pale
with terror, ran uutil exhausted,
when tliey foll and were crushed under
the massive wheels of the plunging
cannon. The soldiers and spectators
had become a frantic moh, swayed by
the one wild desire to escape death."
In view of the terr ibbie disaster to
union arms, in view of the panic de
scribed above, lt has occurred to some
of the old Confederates that lt ls a lit
tle curious that the United Stales
government should have chosen this
ba tile ll eld for the foi theo ml UK mau
A Deadly Tornado.
Four persons lost their lives and
seveial others were injured In a tor
nado that swept through Chautauqua
county, N. Y., Thursday. Park
hurst's grove, where the Slocktown
town picnic was being held was direct
ly in the path of the storm. Five
thousand people were on the ?rounds
when a terrille windstorm swept
tinough the place. The storm came
up suddenly. Trees In the gre ve
were struck bv lightning, many of
them were blown and the rain fell in
torrents. The pc opie who took refuge
under the trees, at the lirstsign of
the storm, were caught by the falling
branches and injured. Many Lo ses
were killed In the same manner. Some
of the animals stampeded, trampling
upon the injured people lying un the
ground. Some of the buildings in the
vicinity were blown down and others
were unroofed. Hundreds of forests
and fruit trees were torn up aud corn
and oat fields were laid waste, caus
ing a loss of thousands of dollars. At !
the assembly grounds at Chautauqua
many trees were uprooted and a por
tion of the fence around the grounds
was demolished. The Men's club
house was badly damaged.
A movement has been started io
Charleston to erect a handsome gran
ite arch on Washington square to the
memory of Gen. Pierre Gustav Tou
tant Beauregard. A movement was
inaugurated some years ago and v ol
untary donations were made for the
purpose, but the sum was not suf
ficiently lurge to undertake the work
and the money was deposited in bank.
lt was recently decided to erect a
monument on a smaller scale than
originally planned and now this is to
be done, lt ls especially appropriate
tbat Charleston should honor the
memory of one the ablest soldiers of
the south, for the reason that Gen.
'Beauregard had a warm place in bis
heart for Charleston, as evidenced in
the bequest of his sword which now
occupies a case, in city council cham
!j^ML^jKbUiCtjfa, best thoughts of his
military career were" oi'rccioA i^r-d.,
the harbor defense bf Charleston.
The programme of the exercises at
tending the unveiling of the mouau
ment, inscriptions, etc., will be an
nounced later. *
Shot Ulm Oqad.
A dlsprtch from BlueQeld, W. V.,
says Sam Watson, a negro, shot and
instantly killed Frank Underwood,
bank boss at the mine of the Crane
Creek and (Joke company Thursday,
and immediately Med to the moun
tains. A pusse of seven or ei^ht citi
zens led by a son of Mr. Underwood
started after him. Tuey got within
shouting distance of the fugitive, but
failed to hit him. Young Underwood
noted carefully the direction Watson
took across the country the Waiteh
back, where he hoped to Intercept his I
father's murderer. He discovered
Watson riding on top of a gondola on
a freight train which was running
very slowly. Underwood tired at the
murderer and Watson fell headlong
into the bottom of the car and died
before the train could be stopped.
At Paris, France. George Leander,
the American bicyclist, died Tuesday
morning from injuries sustained In a
terrible fall at the l'arc au Princes on
Sunday last as the result of running
Into a motor cycle which was pacing a
race in which an attempt w;is being
made to break the record for one
hour. There were three cyclists in
the race. At the time of the accident
Leander was traveling at about a pace
of milts an hour and was more
than a lap ahead when be was thrown
over the bundle bars of his machine
and fell on his bead. Ile was re
moved unconscious to a hospital and
did not regain consciousness up to the
time of lils death.
[Iowa HnH Odd Freuk.
< hie of the queerest uni ural freaks
ever seen In Iowa is a double snouted
bog owned by Charles Snell, who lives
at Lehigh. The hog is now a year
old and ls In perfectly normal in every
respect, with the exception of the
extra nose, which does not seem to in
convenience him. This snout which
ls perfect in every detail, conics out
of the Jowl on the left side, standing
at right angles, just below the eye.
lt ls almost as large as the regular
Long DiHlanco Murder.
Mrs. Cornelia Botkina was sen
tenced on Monday at San Francisco,
Cal., by Superior Judge Carrol to life
imprisonment in the state prison at
San Quentin for thc murder of Mrs.
J olin P. Dunning, in Dover, Del., by
means c>f poisoned candy mai Jed from
San Francisco, lu passing sentence
Judge Cook expressed regret that he
could not ire nose the death penalty,
aa the Jury in its verdict had fixed tho
Killed Hm Father.
A dispatch to the Agusta Chronicle
from (?rillln, Ca., sakW, Jeff Shiv
ers, one of tho best-known farmers In
that sect! tn, was shot In the breast by
his 17-year-old son, Harry at 1 o'clock
Thursday and died instantly. Tho
shooting was done with a double-bar
reled breech-loading shot-gun, loaded
with buck-shot and bird-shot, and oc
curred on the farm of the former,
about 4 miles south of Grillln.
Killed on tho Itali.
Two young men, suppose to be
Howard and Thomas Strung of Brook
lyn were struck by a New York Cen
tral train at Karner Phursday morn
ing and were kil Both bodies
were badly mutilai.
TO DESTROY A TOWN.
Friend Attempted to Dynamite
Gate ol a Great flesevoir.
A dispatch from St. Mary's, Ohio.,
ys an attempt was made on Tues
y, 22 instant, by au unknown per
il to blow up the gates at the head
St. Mary's reservoir witb dynamite,
irtunately the charge of dynamite
is not sutllclently large to destroy
e masonry or to displaco the heavy
There bas been much ill feeling
long the people living in the vlclni
of the reservoir, owing to the wide
read belief that the banks of the big
dy of water are not safe, notwith
mdlng that the State has spent
-ge sums of money during the past
ar in strengthening the earthwork,
id the object of the miscreant been
talned Tuesday the town of St.
irv's and the adjacent, valley would
ve been swept by a most destructive
od causing enormous luss of life and
Although thc damages are limited
)stly to broken windows in that
,y; to the wrecking of one house
ar tlie bulkhead and one State boat
id the partial breaking of the bank,
ere is great excitement here because
is feared that the attempt may be
pealed. The shock was plainly felt
Celina at the western end of the re
rvoir, a distance of 10 miles. Tue
arge of dynamite and nitroglycerlue
is placed on the wicket gate and a
.w fuse attached from which there
re three si'pcrato shocks. The ex
Ksion wrecked the upper parts of the
cket and damaged the stone subut
?nts, but not to such au extent as to
erate the waters. Houses In the im
;dlafe vicinity were greatly damag
aud the occupants were stunned.
The bulkead is the outlet of Lake
rcer into the Miami and Erie
?als and holds back nine feet of
ter covering 17,000 acres of laud.
Mary's is 12 feet lower than the
k and the loss that would have ac
opanled success of the attempt ls
rd to imagine._
Not Have to I*ay License Fenu to
Carry on IIUHHIIICHH.
)n account of the many inquiries
ich the comptroller general has re
ved as to the recent law exempting
?federate soldiers from license taxed
has asked the attorney general for
opinion. Assistant Attomev Geuer
iv. H. Townsend Tuesday sent the
owing opinion to Mr. Jones:
'Answering your inquiry to the at
ney general, I beg tb say? that lu
opinion, the act to exempt Cohfed
te soldiers and sailors froud' paying
nse fees (24 statutes 44IX gives -a
aonn.1 ' nriviledge which carnot' he 1
usrerred to o'tuers. The >nem? ol
3 personal exemption is the same as
t of a person paying the license tax
question. If a person paying the
nse tax could employ others to
ry on the business under him, then
soldier or sailor exempted could
so likewise. This depends in each
2 upon the terms of the statue or
lance imposing the license tax."
'he act is as follows:
'An act to exempt soldiers and
ors from paying license.
'Section 1. That all soldiers and
ors of the Confederate States, who
Isted from this State aud who were
lorably discharged from such ser
?, shall hereafter be exempt from
charge of any license for the car
rig on of and business or profession
hin this Stat'j, or any city, town or
age therein: Provided, That such
hers and sailors shall lile with the
.k of the court of the county io
ich he resides the proper evidence
ils service in the Confederate war:
tvlded, further, That no partner
p shall exist in any such business or
fesslon, with any person not a bona
j soldier or sailor of the said Con
'Approved the 25th day of Febru
, A. D. 1904." *
ty the capsizing of a sail boat late
lursday afternoon three young peo
were drowned in Oquuga lake,
)ut three miles from Deposit,
ose drowned are: Robert Canfield,
st ()range, N. J., Misses Amelia
j Alice C. Cramer, sisters of New
irk city. Young Canlield was a
imber of a campaign party and the
sses Cramer were guests at a sum
ir hotel at the lake: Seven young
>ple, iucluding Canlield, went out
A. E. Lovejoy's sail boat. When
ir the middle of the lake, the boat
s overturned. Floyd Lovejoy saw
a accident from the shore and hur
d to the place in his naphtha
inch. He succeeded in rescuing
ir of the young people.
The strike ls still on in Chicago,
d things are getting warm. Strike
lader Pit /.patrick declared Tuesday
ght that the importation of negroes
jm the south by packers was fast
inging about conditions that, may
suit In race war in Chicago where,
; says, the feeling against negroes is
ready i-o strong that negroes in no
ly connected with the strike have
en dragged fiona the cars and as
ulted. Fitzpatrick says the unions
.ve done more than any other to lu
lence the negroes and the unions
mt Washington to show whether he
proves the negroes' conduct in this
Work ol' KohUcrH.
Hy the explosion of .some dynamite
ps and in the panic that followed lt,
ree persons were injured Thursday
ternoon at thu Hawthorne race
nek near Chicago, lt is supposed
at the caps were thrown on the
or of the betting ring with the idea
creating a panic, during which the
sh boxes of the bookmakers might
robbed. An attempt was made tc
b one bookmaker, but lt failed.
Tried to lilli lilmsel..
Hohe rt Baxter, a young man living
the Poe Mill village at Greenville
10 has long been a victim of meian
olia, attempted to end his life Wed
sday morning with a pistol. The
11 entering his neck to the lett ol
e windpipe and ranging back
ird. Dr. Walker removed the ball
d says that the wound though seri
s may not prove fatal.
THE BLACK HAND,
Au Italian Youth Murdered by a
Member of the Society.
HAD BLACKED THEIR CHIMES.
The Murderer Captured and a Mob
Wished to Wreak Instant
and Blood Veiigeanoo
At New York on Wednesday Salva
tor Bossoto, 18 years old, was shot to
death In his father's restaurant lu
Park street by Carlo Rossati, 3-r> years
old, because he had disclosed to the
police secrets of the alleged "Black
Tbe father was knocked down and
cboken Into insensibility.by the slayer,
who then ran down the street, fol
lowed by a great mob. Italians to
the number of 1,000 attacked the Eliz
abeth street police station, hurled
missiles at the police and prisoner,
hurting two detectives and one pollce
Tiley would have torn the mur
derer limb from limb had not it been
for the arrival of the reserve police
from two station houses, who were
forced to use clubs and lists and
threaten to shoot. According to the
police the murder was deliberately
planned by an organized gang.
Bossoto is an euemy of these organ
ized gangs and his son inherited the
father's opposition to the lawless ele
ment of their countrymen. When
not studying music young Bossoto
helped about the restaurant. Several
weeks ago he learned that the murder
ous gang about Mulberry Bend had
planned bo rob a number ci miners
who were coming through New York
and who had engaged hoard in the
lodging house over the Bossoto restau
Young Bossoto went to the police
and asked protection for the men and
soon an Italian detective had ar
rested 12 suspicious characters who
were held until the miners had taken
a ship for their homes. ,
Once out of jail it is sale*311'*, gang
determined upon HOM.SU. leath.
Early Wednesday Hossatl o.*^*d the
restaurant and when appro 1 by
the elder Bdssotosald he wan. oth
ing. As Bossoto was about t j close
the place he asked Rossati to leave.
The latter became Insolent and re
Young Bossoto, who was in the
kitchen, heard his father and the
man in an argument and came out.
The Instant he saw young Bossoto,
Rossati book a pistol from his pocket.v*
develed it,at t,he youth and fired., The .
bullet, struck the, boy between the
eyes and he fell, dying instantly
Ross' iccordlner tO-t,"
.i.-t.r.?,.u t.i>? j.'.-iv- _ ,?n m~sHB"tr~
knocking him down, anti started to
run, but was captured before he had .\
gone two blocks.
On Sunday the Bossotos found on - '
their door the "bridge of death," a
cabalistic sign of the Sicilians which
is said tu be a threat of death.
A Man Thier.
A dispatch from Spartanhurg to
The State says seme thief entered tl
home of Mr. Alfred Cole, near Qo
llgbtly, and stole 854. Ingress was ef
fected through an open window In the
sleeping room of Mr. Cole. The thief
then went to an adjoining room, se
cured a trunk from a corner, and made
his escape. This trunk was carried to
a pasture about 200 yards from the
house broken into and rilled, lt con
tained 854 in money and 81,000 in
Confederate bills, along with many pa
pers, packages, letters, etc., of Mr.
Cole. Nothing was molested save the
money, the rogue taking both kinds.
If au attempt ls made to pass the Con
federate bills, it will easily lead to the
identify of the thief. Mr. Cole's loss is
a heavy cue. He is a mute and au
aged man, he and lils aged wife live in
a frugal manner. They have as a com
panion a little white girl named Hat
tie Range, whom they adopted sever
al years ago. There is no clue as to
Oldest Man Dead.
A dispatch from Washington, Ga.,
to the Augusta Chronicle says: Caesar
Hooker, who was probably the oldest
mau in America, ls dead. The exact
age of this venerable old colored mau
will never be known, but from the ac
counts which he related or eveuts
which occurred more than a century
ago, and from the testimony of the
oldest living citizens, lt is a conserva
tive estimate to place his age at 125
years. He came from Virginia to
Wilkes county as a slave at a time
when Washington was nothing more
than "a wide-place in the road." He
used to tell with a great deal of guesto'
and delight of the halcyon days when
he, as a young boy, would sit on the
banks of a large, pond, which ls now
the public square and site of the new
court house, and shoot duck and wild
cranes. Uncle Caesar leaves six chil
dren, the oldest of whom is 9? years
of age and lives near Thomson, Ga.
1 '.(>.-.( Dragged to Soa.
! A dispatch from Charleston to The
State says Mr. Scott Bailey's boys on
Wadmalaw Island had a narrow escape
from being carried to sea by a mons
ter devil tish and perhaps drowued.
The boys were In a small boat fishing
when the tish, which was said to be
; 18 to 20 feet long, became entangled
in the anchor and startad for deep
water. The boat waa whirled along
at a terrible rate, the bow being on a
line with the water, and just when
the young men were beginning to
face certain death tho anchor chain
parted and they were saved. They
had some difficulty lu getting ashore,
but they were saved from certain
A personal difficulty occurred at
i B'Nai isreal synagogue at Norfolk,
Va., on Friday night between Rev.
Samuel Goldberg, rabbi of the syna
gogue, aud Rev. L. Heller, formerly
rabbi of a synagogue at Augusta, Ga.,
who ls making Norfolk his temporary
home. Rabbi Goldberg was arrested on
a warrant sworn to by Rabbi Heller,
> charging him with assault and bat
tery. Rabbi Goldberg objected to the
presence of Rabbi Heller in the syna
gogne and sought to eject him. An
altercation ensued and the arrest fol