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in the meantime, and had attempted
to repg'ah his pistol on the gromid.
This incident. gave rimfe to the re.
port in Aiken that there was a reRu.
lar race war on Chinquepin. This
is not. the case. The negroes of
the eoynvannity regret the killing
of Air. Hall as much as the white
people, as he was a young man with
bgts of.friends of both races. A
posse is out to-day in search of Ed
wards and if he is caught he will be
The negro, Edwards is a bad ne
gro, and had almost the same trouble
about an account with Mr. (0ibson
with whom he worked some time be
fore this. On this occasion he told
Mr. Gibson that he would be back in
a few days and Pettle the bill. In a
day or two Edwards came back to
Mr. Gibson with a shotgun in his
hands and told Gibson that he had
come to settle that bill he owed. Mr.
Gibson took his bluster and the ne
gro walked off.
This will show the,character of
the negro whom the people of Chin
quepin never intend to allow to ap
pear before a jury. The community
is usually a law-abiding, quiet neigh -
borhood, find if it were not for the
exasperating circumstances of the
case the people would, no doubt, let
the law take its courso.
Mrs. Missouri Hall, the mother of
the murdered man, is prostrated, and
is in a wretched condition, physically
and mentally. The white men in
the community sh3w no spirit of
rowdyism or cruelty towards the
colored people of that section. All
they want is the man thAt. killed
William Hall and there is no doubt
what will be done if he is caught.
A staff correspondent of the Co
lumbia State, wiring his paper from
Batest,urg, states that thg negro
boy mentined in the article above
as hgving b,gen shot to pieq9s, was not
killed, but badly whipped, and that
he ran away after the whipping.
Reports from the scane of the trage
dy differ widely, and it is impossiple
to get at the exact details.
Such Was His Condition at Midnight of
Sunday, July 19--His Doctors had
Given up Hope and Gone Home to
Await the Last Summons.
Rome, July 19 -Midnight.-The
Pope lies tonight in a state of coma
and there are grave doubts in th
minds of his doctors whether he
will ever completely emerge. His
immediate dissolution seems to be
only averted by the reliability of the
action of his heart. His pulse,
though weak, continues steady.
Shortly before midnight Dr. Lapponi
snid to the correspondent of the As
sociated Press:
"The Pope at the present moment
is in a state of torpor and stupor
from which, however, lhe rouses oc
easionally when lie hears sharp soundi
as for instance, the insistent voice o:
one of his familiars, calling louidlj
to him. Left atlone lie relapses im
mediately into a condition of torpor
At intervals he murmurs in hii
sleep, continuing to have fore
bodings that be is being abandonet
by his valet, Centra, and myself
These are the sy mptoms of incipieni
cerebral anemia and general exhauis
tion. He can no longer turn in hil
bed without assistance, and is beinj
kept alive by artificial stimulante
During the last twenty-three houri
he had two injections of camphorate<
oil, three of caffeine and two hype
dermnica of salt water, besides drink
ing stimulants."
Mgre Bislotti, master of t,be Pope'a
chamber, said earlier in the evening
that the pulse of his Holinees ha<
not yet showun any signs of becom
ing intermittent so, despite his ex
tren)e wea neHs Qpd coma, he be
lieved the Pope would survive th
night and possibly tomorrow.
Both the Italian Government an
the authorities of the Vatican hay
made final preparations for th
Pope's death. The Government i
rigidly censoring all telegrams an'
telephonic communication betweel
Italy and the rest of the Continen
At . this hour few people remain
the Vatican. Dr. Mazzoni and D:
Rossoni and the Cardinals bqve gon
to their home to await the last ui
gent summns.
Killing of,Pnftmaster at Chinquapin Fol
l'oWed By Two Lynchtngs--Ac
counts Are Conflicting.
News and Courier.
Aiken, July 18.--Report.g reached
Aiken on Thursday or the nurder of
Mr. William Hall, postmastor at
Chirquepmn postofice, near the line
betwoon Aiken and Lexington coun
ties, by George E1wards, a negro;
also the killing of two negroes by
white men in search of Edwards.
k Chinquapin is in Aiken county,
wenty-five miles from this city, and
has no telephone or telegraph coim
mnicati.-n with the outsido world.
Mr William Hall was a prominent.
young man of about 38 years of age
nd a scion of a peaceful, law-abiding
amily of some promineuce in the
About a year ago Mr. Hall had a
dispute with Edwards about an ac
count Edwards owed him. Edwards
re*f,uped to pay the bill and Mr. Hall
ordered him off his premises and
told him not to put his foot on the
place again. Edwards threatened
then to kill Mr. Hall, but no atten
tion was paid to the matter, as his
threats were thought to be only the
bluster of a bully. Several times
after that Mr. Hall bore the insults of
the negro.
OiaWednesday the negro came
into Mr. Hall's store and offered to
sell some tobacco tags. The negro
had a gun with him and Mr. Hall
asked him what he was doing with it.
Edwards replied that he was just
carrying it to do a little shooting.
Mr. Hall told him that he knew he
was carrying that gun to kill him
with, and told Edwards that he was
tired of his insolence and that he
had better. look out or he would
thrash him.
The negro walked out of the store
and went to his houso across the
W creek, in Lexington county. As he
went across the bridge he fired his
gun, and when Mr. Hall heard this
token of defiance he told his twenty.
year old brother, Jndson, to go to
the house and get their guns, and
they would go to Ed ward's house
and give him the thrashing that
was promised. The two Halls came
upon the negro in his house and
William, telling Judson to hold his
gun on Edwards, proceeded to give
the negro the lash. A negro wo
*man in the house, thinkin~g the white
men intended to kill Edwards,
threw herself between him and the
white men. Edwards reached around
the woman while she wvas arguing
with the Halls arid grabbed the gun
out of William's hand and shot him
through the heart. He then dragged
Judson out of the house arid beat
2,him up very badly in the face and
breast and would, no doubt, have
killed him if lie had not been stopped
"y the womain.
) Magistrate Shealey, of Lexington
county, held an, in:quest over Wil
liami Hall on Tfhm1sday morning,
and the jury bronght in thle usual
verdiect, viz: William Hall was
killed by a gunshot wound at the
hands of George Edwvards.
A party searchinig for Edwards on
Thursday, about I a. im., wvent to the
house of Donn:is H1ead, ini Aiken
county, a known pal of the negro,
and, upon being refuse I admittance,
broke open the door uand pulled out
Head and a negro boy and told them
that if they would keep quiet they
would not be hurt. Head was boud
to prevent treachery and placed in a
buggy. Whbile the party was search.
tug the house Head asked then) to
let the boy bring his clothes from
the house. The1 men allowed the
b)oy to do this and when he brought
out the bundle they told him to toss
it to Head in the buggy. When the
boy. threw it the burndle struck the
wheel of the vehicle and a pistol fell
out of it. When the boy saw that
his plan was discoveredl he drew a
revolver and fired pointblank at one
of the white men. The men shot
him to pieces and also killed Head,
who had tumbled out of the buggy
Further Particulars of the Killing of J.
Walker Mauldin by M. B. Moore in
Pickens County.
A report from Pickens gives further
details of the killing of J. Walker
Mauldin, a young farmer living in
the northwestern portion of Pickens
county, about midnight on Monday
last a week ago. The report states
that the tragedy was one of the most
shocking ever known to the com
The scene of the crime is a lonely
little hovel, almost entirely sur
rounded by forests, in a wild, thinly
settled country. The inquest was
held there last week and a great
many witnesses were examined by
the coroner.
It seems that for several months
a man named M. B. Moore, who is
over 40 years of age and has a wife
and children, has been very fro
quently at this hovel in the woods,
in which two women of notorious
character were living. Moore's wife,
who is almost an invalid, has been
complaining bitterly to her and
neighbors of the way her husband had
neglecting her and a party of young
men decided to visit the objection
able house, have a talk with Moore,
whom they knew would be found
there, and try to rid the community
of the nuisance. Young Mauldin
was one of the party, which num
bered eight. They met at a school
house, some miles from the scene of
the crime, and went in a I>ody. Sev
era,l carried firearms, for they knew
that Moore was a dangerous man to
interfere with and feared trouble.
They say they had no intention of
making any demonstration or threats;
they simply intended to expostulate
with Moore and try to influence him
to lead a better life.
When the party reached the house
five stayed in the road, while the
other three, among whom was Maul
din, went up the door and called
"Hellow" several times. Finally a
woman's voice from within asked
who was there. 1 ne of the party
answered "friend' .nd asked to see
Moore. The answer was the report
of a gun fired from a loophole in the
si 'e of the house. Mauldin fell, but
staggerwd to his feet and, supported
on the arm of his brother, walked to
the road, a distance of thirty yards.
Here he fell again, muttering, "I am
killed, I am killed." He never spoke
again. During the firing the women
left the house by the back door and
took to the woods, followed by Moore.
They were captured the next morning
at a house several miles away. Two
empty shells were found in the house
and also a pair of shoes and a hat,
which were identified the next morn
ing as belonging to Moore. Moore
did not go home after the shooting.
H-e was arrestedl the next morning.
Hie had a double-barrel shotgun
ciear at hand but offered no resis
tance to the oflicers.
Upon a post-mortem examination:
being had it was found that Maul
din had been shot with small shot, sc
near that the wad entered the chests
Two ribs were shattered, severa:
-shot entered the heart and twc
I found their way to the lhver. On<
.lung was also badly torn. The jury
rendered a verdict to the effect thal
- Mauldin camne to his (loath at th
s hands of Moore.
S Moore has been placed in the
.Pickens jail together wvith the
two women who lived in the house
I No other men wvere ini the house a
the time the shooting occurred
Moore has made no statement a
yet. Everything is quiet.
.The State Board of Equalizatioi
-in session in Columbia last weel
-made a reduction of thirty-three pe
a cent, on the valuation of the mills i:
the Pacolet valley affected by th
a recent destructive cloud burst.
r1 There wore t wo homicides in Al
' beville last week. Walter Fishes
was accidentally shot by Jim Sprow~
Sly, colored, while p)layinlg with a pii
e tol, and Mary Naince, colored, wn
~. shot in a street ro,w by Marie Adami
Powerful Petition Which Russia Woul
Not Receive-Frank Refusal of
the Russian Authorities.
Washington, July 19.-It is stated
by the Secretary of State that the in
cident created by the question of the
.resentation of the Jewish petitiou
to Russia is closed. The State de.
partment has made public the cor.
respondence that has taken placc
respecting the petition. Its sub
stance already has been forecasted
in the press dispatches. The cor
respondence consists of an instruc.
tion to Mr. Riddle, United State(
charge d'affairs at St. Petersburg, re
citing in detail the petit.ion and di
recting him to present the same t(
the foreign office, if it were williic
to receive it. It is stated by Mr
Riddle that the foreign office wouli
not receive it under any circuim
stances, and Secretary Hay so in
formed the B'Nai B'Rith committe(
in a brief telegram.
The official statement of the facti
is as follows:
The Russian Government has de
clined to receive or to cons'der th
petition in relation to the conditior
of the Jews in Russia signed by sev
eral thousand citizens, and cabled t<
St. Petersburg by direction of th
At the conference on Tuesday, th
14th of July, at Oyster Bay, th<
President, conferred with Messri
Leo N. Levi, Simon Wolf and Osca
S. Strauss, in regard to the presen
tation of the petition and decided t4
send a dispatch to Mr. Riddle, thi
American charge d'affaires in St
Petersburg instructing him to ask ai
audience of the minister of foreigi
affairs and to make him a communi
cation, signed by Secretary Hay
setting forth the outrages perpet rat.e<
at Kischineff during Easter, 1903
the possibility of another such out
break at any time in the future, an<
asking if the petition would be re
ceived by Russia.
This was sent on the 15th of Jiul)
and on the same day Mr. Riddle wa
informed by the Rusian minister c
foreign affairs thht in view of publi
cations which had appeared in newE
papers, the Russian Governmeti
wished to notify hii that the prc
poscd petition would not be receive
under any circumstances, and th.
this resolution of the Russian Goi
ernment was taken independently c
any consideration of the substance<
the petition.
It is believed that this petitic
was almost unexamDpled1 in the weigl
and dignity of the signatures a
tached to it. Among them ar<
Congressman John Sharpe William
of Mississippi; the Governors of Vi
ginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Nor'
Carolina, Louisiana and Nebrask
the Chief Justices of all the Stat
from which returns are in; a gre
number of Congressmen, publicist
b)ankers, Protestant and Cathol
ministers, miayors of leading citie
prominent eduIcators, leaders of ti
Bar, physicians, scholars, mainufn
turers, etc.
Oyster Bay, L. 1., July 17.-Pru
ideAnt Roosevelt was not surpris
that the Russian Government shou
decline to receive the .B'Nai B'R{i
3 petition or auy other representati
-regarding the Kiahineff massaci
The action of Russia has been foi
-caltedh nofficially. The informnati
" of Russia's deohlit ion was receiv
here hite latit night in a long te
gram from, B4egretary Hay. Toven
Smidnighit the .Proagidenut sent to S<
retary Hay an extended reply.
r President Roosevelt has no stai
ment to make at this time regairdli
ra the matter. It can be said to he a
solutely unlikely that further (ffoi
will be made to indluce the Russi
Government to receive the petiti<
It is certain that, after so frank a
'unequivocal refusal to receive
p'etitioni, Russia would regard I
bringing of pressure to b)ear up
a her to induce her acceptance of I
', representation as an aet of (listi
I Col James L. Orr Believes The Structure
Not Secure.-Has Carefully
News and Uotirier.
Greenville, July 18.-Col. Jas. L.
Orr, president of the Piedmont Manu
facturing Company, and a man who
is eminently qualified to jadge, has
returned here from the Sapphire
country, where be made a careful in
spection of the Toxaway dam. With
out attempting to injure the con
pany'u property by adverse state
ments, he expressed the opiniwn to
night that the structure was not so
cure, Col. Orr said that if the water
should rise above the surface of the
dam it. would be washed away in two
homn m, and t he valleys of Keowee and
Seneca rivers would meet with an
other johnstj,wn horror.
It is his opinion that expert on
gin%iers should be sent to Sapphire to
make a thorough examination. Col.
Orr's views carry great weight in
this nection, as everybody has un
bounded faith in what he says.
There is no desire to cause any
alarm, but there is a feeling of ap
prehension in the strip of country
which is at the mercy of the mighty
flood of waters from the mountains.
Some time ago it was said that the
Southern Railway, the Blue Ridge
3 Railroad and the Anderson Light and
Water Company, which would suffer
great damage in the event of a
r break, were determined to seek an
- expert. opinion, and it, is believed
> nlow that this will be d(one, since Col
3 Orr was not willing to accept hear
say evidence so freely given by those
not capable of judging ct-,nditions as
they actually exist..
1 -
State Board of Health Will Ask Cotton
Mill Presidents to Make it
The State.
The State Board of Health has de.
cided to make 4n appeal to'the man
agers of cotton mills to exclude from
s their mills all persons who have not
f been properly vaccinated. The board
declares that a snill percentage o1
. the mill operatives have been vac.
cinated, and thlt the low cannot
be enforced without the co operatiori
d of the muili wanogers.
6 The board finds .that *hen om
. mill endeavors to vaccinate its opera
If tives, they will move to atoi4ker mil
~f and unless there ,can be a. genera
understanding among the president
of the mills the board fesardA 'tha
nothing can be done to admnba
effectually the (disease which hai
been more severe in its nature agit
more widespread tJhis year than sinc<
the contagion was brought to th<
Staite in '1898.
sMob in Wyoming Makes Short Workc
at Two White Murderers-An Of
a, ficer Killed.
iC Buhtte, Mont., July 19.-A specit
>s, to The Miner from Red Lodgi
le Mont.: says : Jim Gorman, wh
e- killed his. .brother about a year ag
and( ran off with hisibrother's wif<
and a man namned Walters, wbi
akilled an widow named Hoover at thi
Ho prings two yasago.bcn
Id she refused to marry him, wer
ily'nched at Basin todafy. C. I
o Ierce, a deputy sheriff, was kille
*during the attack on the jail.
A. state of lawlessness now pri
vails in nor-therun Wyoming ans a r<
ed suit of which anll law and order somi
to have been ~abolished. Frou
rdl 'esident Moffatt of the Montan
arid Wyoming Telephone compan
who is now making a tour of .inspe<
etion of his conipan3's lines, come
the news of the lynching and of a
bapp11al5 for help from Sheriff F~ento
sof Big Hg9/n county, who has au
restedI a number .of promient cal
antiemeni near TFhermnopol is andl ha
dappealed to thle .goyernor of Wy
he oming for assistamco of the mnilit,i
lein getting his prisone-s to Basin.
~he The contract for Aikeun's new ton
act ist, hote,l has heeh lety The structui
Iwill cost something iiftea $nO,aO
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
Four persons lost their lives in a
fire which do4troved Bonner Springs
Sanitarium, at, BoUner Springs, Kan.,
Friday morning. The steward, Dr.
Rogers, lost hi4 life in an attempt
to "ive at woman patient. Loss, $20,
Frederick Nelson, of New Market,
N. Y., had a narrow escape from death
in an automobile on Friday. The
brakes failed to work and the auto.
mobile dashed down o hill into a tree,
renderinag Nelson and another ocou
pant unconscious. Nolson is a brother
of Mrs. Charles Fair, who was
killed in an automobile accident, in
About 809 workmen at the dry
(lock at Buffalo have gone off on a
strike. The strikers claim that every
man at the dry (lock will strike. A
fixedl scale and small advance is what
they demand.
Alfred C. Knapp has been con
victed at Hamilton, Ohio, of murder,
and though the case will he appealed,
it is thought he will be electrocuted.
Knapp killed his wife and commit.
ted many other crimes, having during
his career strangled live women and
children at least. His defense is
Three men in New OrleanR on
Friday robbed a saloon keeper, Alfred
Hunter, tied hiin to his bed, and set.
his saloon on fire His screams
brought assistance and lie was re
leased and t.he fire extinguished. The
crime occurred about 2 o'clock in the
The Manchurian question has been
settled satisfactorily to this govern
ment by the promise received from
China that it will, in the near future,
open as treaty ports several ports
now closed to the world's trade. Run
sia has assured the United States that
it will not in any way oppose such
The United States government is
now building a model syrup frotory
at Waycross, (Ia., where syrup will
be manufactured on a sufficiently
large scale from sugar cane to demon.
strate the advantages of the methods
employed and to teach Southern far.
mere the profit in the industry.
Dora Wright, a negro woman, was
banged oni Friday at South McAlas
ter, I. 'i'. for hahvin)g whipped a
seven-year'old child to death.
L A warrant has been issued for the
arrest of George W. Beavers, forme
I chief of the division of salaries and1
3 allowances in the postofl'ice depart.
i ment, on the charge of having ac
cepted a bribe of $840. This is hul
another in the long list of postoffice
department scandals.
Hion. Jamnes L. Shelton, ox mnem
ber of the Virgimia Assembly, wvai
attacked by negroes and beaten int<
1. insensibility Friday night whil,
, walking with a young lady in th
p western suburbs of the city. It is re
o ported the young lady was draggei
,of1' by the negroes and feloniousl;
o 'assaulted.
The State Republican conventio
0 of Kentucky last week nominate
Morris B. Helknap, a wholesal
merchant of Louisville, for governol
c1 The threatened st am pede to Bradlle
did not occur. Roosevelt wn
'strongly endorsed.
n A strange accidlent happened to
n train on the Norfolk anid Weoster
a Saturday afternoon in Giles Count;
~, Na. As the train passed near Pea
. isburg a magazine of dynamite aun
a blasting powder, about 200 yarc
n from the track, blew up, killing tvw
n workmen, injurmng fifteen peopl<
.and badly diumagimg the train.
~A delegation of heavily arme
"citizens of the Doggett section<
~Madison county, N. 0., on Fridc
a visitedl the camp of fif ti negroes en
ployed on the line of the Boll Tel
phone Company and ordered the n
r- groes to leave theu country. TI
re negroes immnediat.ely took their d
Renewal of Killings Feardd-Witness Bwen
Makes His Will and Goes Back
to Jackson.
.Jackson, Ky, July 19.-A renewal
of feud troubles is brewing here.
The special grand jury called by
Circuit Judge Redwit.e to investigate
the charge of attempting to bribe B.
J. Ewen not to testify against Curtis
Jet-t and Thomas White, in the Mar
oum murder case, auid the charge of
arson for the burniing of Ewen's
hotel after he had testified, cunveiom
here tomorrow. Judge Redwiue's
itistructions are anxiously awaited as
it is reported that the grand jurors
will be asked to go into a sweeping
inquiry concerning conditions in
Breathitt, where 27 lives have been
lost since the Hargis Cockrill feud
started, and where no one has yet
been punished for any of these capi
tal offenses.
In the event of a general inquisi.
ion it is conceded that persons highly
connected will be involved and tric!;
for the killing of Dr. Gox and Town
Marshall Oockrill will follow close on
the second trial of Gott and White
for the murder of Marcum.
It is feared that trouble may begin
when B. J. Ewen returns here tomor
row from Lexington to tvit i fy against
a well known citizen for offering him
$5,000 cash if he would not testify
against .lett anld W hite,
In auticipation of the worst., Ewen,
while in Lexington, made his will and
arranged all hiis affairs. About $4,
500 was raised for him by popular
subscription after lie lost everything
he had in the incendiary fire, and this
he has fixed for his family, his wife
and a part. of his children being here
awaiting his return.
Ewen has told Commonwealth At
torney Byrd and others the name of
the man who offered him the bribe
and as it is said the man has no
means of his own, the briery inves
tigation will extend to the one who
was to furnish the money for the $5,1
000 bride offered Ewen. 'his town
has been kept under martial law by
the provost marshal since Jett and
White were transferred to the jail at
Lexington a month ago, but. manty
are apprehensive over the coming
week, although the troops are still
here. The milhitia has been continu
ously here for two months.
After the killing of Town Marshal
James Cockrill there was no one to
make arrests for a year until the
soldhierEi arrived in May. Then City
Judlge Oardwell, who had been a
prisoner in his ownVi house for 18
months, resumed holding court. The
'town trustees have just appointed
Joseph Newland as marshal. New
land is considered one of the bravest
men in the umountain dlistrict. Dur
ing the past seven years, seven men
have held this position. Four of
them were killed while oni duty amid
two of the othier three' were forced
to resign. It. is expected that the
special grand jury will complete its
work this week so that the attorneys,
witnesses and others can go to (Cyn
Sthiana, where the unext trial of Jett
Iand White for nmrdering Marcium
awill begin oni Monday, ,July 27.
5AffaIr Took Place In FlorIda and the
Brutes VictIm Was One of
Ils Own Race.
nLake Butler, Fbi., ,i uly 18 -A
rnegro Itamp) niaiiedl Nbfus, who as
r- atled a negro wolinali flear this
dplace a day or 8s) ago, was captured
slast night by a mob of niegro)es and
olynched in Santa Fe swamp. His
~body ws cut into shreds by the mfob)
arnd severely disfigured. The lynch
m ig was carried out. by negroes en
'YP. M. Arthur, grand chief en
gineer of the isrothierhood1 of Loco
motive Engineers, dIropped dead on
SFriday night while speaking at the
ibanquet which closed the national
econvention of the Brotherhood held

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