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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               f nn THE ATLANTA OONSTITUT VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., SATTJEDAY. MORNING, MARCH 1, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HAWES HANGED. HOW THE VICTIM MET HIS FATE. fhe Srenes Upon the the Trip Through the Written Statement. BIRJIINGUAM Ala Dick Hawes tested the strength of a five-eighths iea wired rope today at 12 o'clock, and fifty jtght minutes. And the rope was strong enough to suspend the m mid an army of medical said lie as dead Thel inking was the most sensational and fotc-ostm.; ever know 11 m and will make iu of the moat thrilling chapters in tbe cnnii" i! history of the ttate InliiF COSTITI.TION of this morning was printed tho -torj of Hi ve s last day on earrh, th  this morning I ca.'od atthe >ill I mot Sheriff famith, who said "How would you to Dick morn Of courie nothing have been more eageilv desired and re was put in Sir Smiths-id "So far I hive 1 all re porters a Imission 11II i s s ce 1 a id for that I h been ib IMM! IS t I tell jou franfclj t had ntl tike (hat than the great re- spoiis of making a serious mistake But ho went on aficr a hhort pause, v to him a short time, I----- h U ho iv is i! as he paused "I will (and ho smiled and looked over his ts though half expecting to see some him) I will let xou go np IV HAW FS S CELL Fuo minutes latci I ippro-ichod the jail from i he side on M Inch thue was no crowd There j.s no f nc to at my mission, as I came up thu ujh tho v icint lot towards the new bit Id ng now only one story high Inmdt th it building I heaid iome 6oe call The call w expec ed, and following the voice T found mjsclf near the 311! door with- out attracted iwy attention A min- ute lit I was 111 tl o jtil and in another minute i-sending the stairway to Hawes'sce1! In the ell -were Dr Slaughter and Kcv Dr The two ministers and were kneeling at the cot, Hawes be- tween the two Dr Slaughter was praying and the priv er w -xa a ferv ent, deep one Ev erj now and then Havves s "amen" chimed m That amen was in an even, steady tone, indi- cating no fear. Shenff Smith stopped because the prayer was mg on As Dr Slaughter finished the suppl ration, and the three men arose from their knoes Hawes's ejes fell upon the sheriff Oh Joe, be said, I am glad to see you Dick I'm here tho sheriff -md I hiv e brought an old fncnd to see you As the sheriff spoke Hawos s eyes fell upon mo ind pushing his hand through tho barb, he said I in jjlad to see jou T haven t seen _ eiiitt, HOOII after that tembit, not How ire you t r a minute we grasped hands, and I the Rbkl I Duk how dovoufeel" Better lhaii when JOH saw me last Theu tiling was uncertain Iwt there hope ev em thing is certain and there it, uo ltd jou are willing- to t re idy and w ilhng Death Is n jUfl am1 I shall try to meet ithke a mail Iji Ir-ue Dick s ud the sheriff 1 I never know fear in m> life, sa 1 Hawes and o.t tins time I must be biave I hav o to be br i o TO HIS OLD SR1ENDS "Is there anything I can ttll your ok friends D ck I asked Tell them them that I die a man Tell them to slum vvhibkv and vile women tell tht m that they w ill know at some d vy and that they w ill no then condemn as mo they do now Tell them not to think h ird of my brother m  t blatno for my ba I o id If I h ul done as hi told mo to do I wctild now be a free man Dtek tell me who killed Einma and the children I hiv e w ntten all that out, and after I am jou will know But tell me now our old friends in At Janta ire tiuctous to know It m -xll m the statement I have written is that statement7" "One of my lawyers has its, and it lias to be put in book form and sold for my boj, Willie Thou everybody will know it "But can t you tell me something Tell m did it9 "lot's talk about something else I ma; liave snnif thing to tell jou when I am dow there 011 tho Callows, and Haweg jerked hi thumb over Itis slioulder Pausing a secont Vre you going to see yon going t bo down there? I mean are you going to se me When ho began question his tone wi_ even and easy out before finishing it ho be disconcerted and began the change in plicated then as if growing despente H changed again, and in siiappj, way asked the question direct "I guess so, Dick, was the answer "Well, I am glad you are, because I tho people to know the truth I aut thorn tx see it as vou do J don t want to 'be in----- reacted Then Hawes began talking about Atlantian He asked about Fred Knosg, Tom Shivers Jim Boll, "Wm Dunlap, Z Martin, the Stova bojb, Jim Crozier, Barrett, and other railroat As each name dropped from his lips, I recalled Borne pleasant incident of his relation elite with tho old friends The conversatio productive of nothing new, and the sheri leaving Hawes with his spintua advisers HAWTKS s Hawes passed his last night on earth as m telegrams of last night indicated About o'clock he arose from his cot, and, kneehn; raj ed for a half hour Then he opened hi ible and read awhile Closing the book, h xnoi ed to the deathwatch, saying 1 believe I am growing restless. haven t slept at All hardlv "Lieduwn Dick, and try to get some re "You maj need it Oh m> I hope said Hawes, lyin anani In a short tiino h breathing w as even and heaWi ar the de ithw atch says he slept sound! until daw 11 Soon after dawn h turned ow er on Ms cot, and with his eyes res ing upon a window, remained motionless while Suddenly he threw the covers from 'him, and arising began dressing As he dre on his breeches he said "Lem, how is it outside9 was the answer. "No, but it's getting cold tttKFARrroTOK THB DAT. After dressing, Hawes kneeled and potyt tFor awhile hta prayer waa in a whisper. to warm up with the petition, and be- fnjiog aloud. HIH voice WM calm bat there was a solidity about it indicat- g serloTLsness About 1 Depnty mtlh went to the cell and anked Hawes to uder a breakfast. He hesitated a little and said will be my last meal Then pausing e looked up at the top of tbe cell, and ber.au xprossinjc doubt as to hia desire to t Hovvev er, he gave an order td hall an hour later the meal was served was a tempting one Sheriff Smith had it repared hrmaelrjj hoping that Hawea would it As the tray went into the jail the aris ng was just the thing to tempt a hun- gry man, or to make a man hungry The bill as tenderloin steak, broiled ham, poached ?gs, qpffee and toast Hawes glanced over 18 tray, and took a bite ot the ham Ono of te eggs, ho lifted in a spoon and swallowed it own It was apparent, however, that he was ot hungrv The coffee he drank, simply because it was aay to swallow Then he pushed the trav rom him, and getting up off his stool, knelt own and praj ed Then in prxyer and read- ug he passed the timo until hia spintt'a1 ad- isers called There was no other interruption hen tuatil Sheriff Smith gavo mo a chance to ee him THK FKOPZ.B OATHRRINQ By nine o'clock a crowd of a thousand peo- le congregated about the jail, and an rmy of policemen was on duty to Koop them t a safe distance No one wSs allowed to ass that line of officers except those v ho had passes The crowd increased every nbmte, and by 11 o'clock there were over liree thousand persons in tho neighborhood of he Jail and courthouse By 12 the crowd was icailj tHicr that manj As the clock struck lie noon hoar, the deputies ou tho jail doors to the press representatives AT THE OAI LOWS These filed in, and were shown around to he gallows Tho Callows was planted on the icrth side of the between theibutldhig and a high wall, twenty feet away It was about ten feet squar'e, mtjtf. uprights n what might be qalTed the nuts These uprights supported aVroesbar, to rhich rope was acttached The trap, about our feet square, w as held up by an iron pin, to which a string was fastened This strmgwent ;hrough a window in the basement In the >asement were four mon, and one of that four mlled the string when the word was given, mt which oae of the four Shenff Smith him- self does not know The Rillows was painted red, amljf the same Gilbert Lovo was hung ipon a w oek ago Iu front of the gai- ows two barrels were placed and upon these was a long board this board wero chairs, arid these were for the press Paper was upon the rough desk, and every convenience for the news men was complete THB M TO THE GALLOWS At 11 o clock, Deputy entered the tail and interrupted the dev otional exercises long enough to read warrant When tho deputy informed Hawes of the object of tits mission he said "Stand up, ics arose, and placing bis hands behind Imn, looked the oihcer in the fare- Then Lockh art read the death warrant Hawes it through without a tremor or without moving a muscle As the hands upon the court house clock moved on after the hour of twelve, the crow d outside became impatient, and gave expression to it 111 yells Yell after jell went up from all sides of the jaiJ with only a brief silence be- tween them As the bauds of the clock indt catod twolv e thirty, the ticket holders on tlie msido began to manifest their impatience, too, but they nad but little more time to -wa.it At a quarter after twelve Ed Griflm went upon the scaffold, and to the beam It was made by an iron staple Giffin is tho man who built the scaffold Guthnwas a member of the jury tint con victed Hawes driftm is now one of Smith s and today helped to hanp the man, whom he as a juror, said ho should die After adjusting the rope G rlffin stepped dow 11 Then Sheriff bwiiFh went upon the gallows, and et limited ov erything He the noose up mid down to see that it would move easilv. Then ho disappeared through the door Just then Clio rain, tho heavy dark clouds had boon promising all the morning began to f xll and a deputy mox-nted the scaffold pulled oft his rubber coat and twisted it around the rope to keep, the rain off Five minutes later some one in the called out "Lmbrollas down The cry w as taken up and repeated by a Then the people began to move to one side Hawea waa coming He waa walking to his death OV THE GALLOWS At foity minutes after 12 Sheriff Bmitli went to Havves s, cell He and the ministers were praying Ono of them observed the sheriff's presence and divining the cause closed the prajer Then, as they arose, the sheriff said Well, Dick, I guess we will go down The time had come, but Hawes showed his nerve again All right. Mr he said Havves h id taken off his prison garb during tho morning and after giving himself a bath put on his new suit the one in which he was to die, and in which he is to be buried Tl cell door was thrown open and Hawes walker out As he stepped out he said to Dr Slaughter v Doctor, you and Dr Parser come witl me Then, f between Deputy Love and Shertf Smith, Hawes descended the stairway, the ministers following Out into tho rain the procession walked, and to the gallows they came through the crowd Hawes was bare headed, and his hair w as combed w ith au ex actness that showed the shape of his head pei fectlj Upon the left lappel of his coat he wore a small bouquet of geraniums and rot flowers From the pocket on that aide tho corncis of a white silk handkerchief showed It was tastefully arranged In fart, Haw e jiev er entered a parlor more carefully dressei than ho was when he went upon that scaffold As he camo through the crow d he mov. ed with a firm, easy stej that same graceful, swinging walk hisfneiid all remember so well As lie nearer! the gal lows he glanced up, and as he approached the he stopped a minute saying somethmi to Shenff Smith The sheriff turned to the crow d calling out "Cann' Mr Cann, come here Mr Cann is the city editor of the Age- man who knows what a scoop i oiilv w hen he has been scooped He is knowu as "the silent eve Cairn crawled under th board and went to Hawes The two men shook hands, and Hawes said "I want to die at peace with all men, and want to say that I forgive you for what yoi hav written about me Tlieji Hawes went upon the scaffold, accom pimed by the sheriff, a deputy, and the tw ministers He walked witha firm step Ther was less trepidation about him than of the one hundred men in the mclosure, am it was apparent to all His nerve was remark able, and those who saw him could not kee from admiring it THK AHHANORMENT; As he stepped to the front of the gallows, h moved bjs head to one aide to avoid the rope Then as he stood atthe front of the gallowr Sheriff Smith, standing beside him, said "Dick, have you anything to saj Hawes raised his right hand fc> his mouth and gave his mustache a twist There was no a tremor in the movement in his Uf did ho twist thatbeard with a quieter nerve Thea looking over the crowd calmly he said "I only want to say to the congregation tha I have wntten ont a full statement of thi whole thiuK, and it is a true one I don't wan anv man m the wofld to think that I died wit a lie on my That is all I have to say That was aH No man in that entire could have apokenas evenly and Te alone was an moved Dr Slaughter ad- anced, saj mg, "Let us pray Then a ent, oul-stimiig prayer for the man who was to go his God so soon, went up It was ft prayer lose present will nevet forget As the xnin- ter prayed Hawes looked ov er the crowd [e tjiid not bow bis bead, and he never closed is eyes Frequently he gave his moustache a ull with first one band and then the other iefore the prayer was half over, he looked own and caught my eye OB8BRVKS A VBIJEKD A faint smile came to Jus face and the press men observed it Then, as the minister closed is prayer, Hawes turned to Sheriff Smith and aid someting Mr Smith called me to the -aff old .saying. "Mr Hawes wants to talk to you I went upon the scaffold and the doomed ian met me Calling me by name, ho said "You have been friendly to me since this rouble began, and I want to thank you for our kindness Hesitating a minute, he said "I want you now to tell tue people just how died See that I am not misrepresented and liat I am properly cared for Will you do I'll do anything I can for you, Dick, be- it will soon be over "I'll try I want you to remember my bov, iy poor Willie, and my brother and his ife lf A tear came in his eye as he mentioned his oy ''Remember them, and see that the truth is told about this is that statement, 'It ml! be given to the public The sense 3f it is what I told Jim Hawes interview was, by uo means pleasant, and shaking him bj the hand, I bade him good.-by THE BOPF Hawes walked to the front of the scaffold, and Sheriff Smith adjusted the rope The >risoner was calm There was no excitement ibout him He was not even pale Aa the touched his flesh, a uerv- ms, uueasy shake, shaking his head as though rying to adjust the rope Then his face he- Can turning red, very red A deputy stooped town, and tied a cord around his legs below us knees A pair of handcuffs wero drawn "rom a doputy's pocket, and Hawes was asked ,o hold out his hands He extended thetti with a particle of nerv otisness First the left w nst encircled, then the right This brought tl o lands close together.and Hawes interlocked Ins fingers Then a cord was placed around his arms at the elbows, and tied miked Deputy Tom Smith from the raowd answered Hawes. The crow baron to show The awlm me nigh, tart HJWB rtood them calmly was ready except How does that Sheriff .iid liis baci black cap asked tho remained with her I will go out on my run omorrow "It is hard enough to hare a convicted nrar- erer crying to above off his nnholy crime on oie, but I cannot see why a reputable journal hould seek, by intimating my uncertain whereabouts, to create the impression that I hiding ont. It is a cold blooded crime am ft poor man, and should have the same ustice as a nch man THB SECRET OF BKHTTT Mr Wyly was then asked why it was that lawes should hare followed so ''Tne reason is very be said "If It ad not been for me Hawes would today have seen ft free man When I was in jail an es- was planned tried to get me into As my release was certain, and assent to a ail 6scape would have been criminal, I re- used. This brought upon me the implacable atrcti of Hawes, who made up his mind that shpfild suffer "Why, one of tho strongest proofs that lawks was 1 j ng when he charged me with the ffeole, lies in this circumstance Tl'faen lawes became convinced that the end was ertain and that no hope retrained for him, he sent for Fitker Oalj Of course, the first hmg tho priest ins'sts upon is full confession As hp visited the prisoner frequently, and wo wemod to be iu accord, it is fair to pre- that such confession was made After this Haw es the statement hat E was implicated, the pnest qmt him Why? If the priest as at liberty to tell the ecrets of the confessional, it would be that he knevf Hares was wilfully when he trough t my name into the case, and knowing hat, and that his penitent was incorrigible, he quit bun I am innocent, and intend to re- main, right here GREAT FLOODS Hawes gav e his head another "The- rune around mj neck is a little too he answered ___icre was no tremor in his voice Every- iiody in the crowd heard him Then Sheriff smith took a blaqfe silk cap out of his pocket Haw es saw jt, and looking down at Oanti, sa d I .Now, Caiiu, doii't misrepresent me when I am   tlie Uack cap THHOUGK THE TRAP The sheriff waited a minute and then began AS the word three was uttered tlie stnnp. pulled, the trip diopped and Hawtss bodv went up an ineh or two, and then settled again at the end of tho rope 1 here it turned to the left and then to the right and then became motionless His vv  remained there mgbt w atched by old friends TO BE BHOLOHT TO ATLANTA Tomorrow morning it w ill be turned over to Mr Frank Htlburn of Atlanta and taken home for burial The banging was done with a neatness and perfection rarely seen, and Sheriff Smith niaj feel pleised with the work THE WRITTEN STATEMENT The written statement Hawes has made is snpposed to beiii the hands of Mr Rhodes, ol the Birmingham News who will print it It was written by Hawes, and was given to Colonel Tahaforro, his attorney, by whom it was today surrendered, by Hawes's directions, to some one to bo printed iu book form The proceeds of the sales are to go to his boy It consists of forty pages of his life and sixteen pages of the crime Colonel Tahaferro bos read it and says that it is the same story he told on the stand on February 18th last, tht onlj difference being in reference to May Oi her ho he brought her to town anc turned her ov er to the party namec in the statement, and that that party earned her to the lake, and put her oui of the waj The statement asserts thatal1 were put to death by drowning. WHAT IS IN A DAT? Saturday, the last day of the week, lias figured conspicuously in the life of Dick Hawes Hj> was born on Saturday, was mar- ried to KmiuaPettiaon Saturday He discovered evidence owns wife s infidelity on Saturday murdered Ars Hawea and Irene on Saturday Their were found on Saturday Tbe jafl not occurred on Saturday He was sen- tenced to be hanged on Saturday The opin- ion of tbe supreme court affirming the decision Iu the case was written on Saturday, and on Saturday Ins body will be buried E C BBB: John Wyly Talks. "I wish you would correct the infamous falsehood contained in the evening Journa about me this said John Wyly laa night, as he banded in tbe following clipping Not in Atlanta. A Journal reporter called at tbe railroad yards and inquired for Wyly, where he WM told that Wyly no longer worked for the Central The reporter then visited Wyly B residence at 98 E Ellis street Mrs Wyiy stated that her hus- band was out of the city, she thought, but tha Bhe did not know where be was for certain. Mr Wyly then continued "The headline is a lie I am in Atlanta "The second inference that I 'no louge worked for the evidently that I had skipped false in the impres- sion it makes "The third lie is the sta" ment I lived at 98 East Bibs street I live instead at 288 White- hall street "The statement that my Wife said I waa 'out of the is lie "Now for the facts, which tbe Journal does not seem to be able to get. I am a conductor on the Western railway, of I came in on my train at 1.3t this morning, went home, mad bed, where I stayed until noon I would tun gone out again this evening, DUtthewotrimen caused my wife by the pmteteaee of the Joor- nal Iu miirepTOOiittag ve, made hoc ill, Which are Filling Creelts Around Chattanooga. CHATTANOOGA, Tomi February 28 al Tennessee mer aS this point is ng, and e fears arc entertained that tho fieod will exceed that of 1885, wltfen tlie height of the or reached iiftj twofetft, the danger me Thirty-three feet was passed last night, an'd indications from tho present riae of the are thit it mil be ten feet above danger by 6 c clock tomorrow morning A portion of the fifth ward is submerged, and in some ocations fiame houses hate been, floated from their foundations by the tide Hundreds of drays were kept busy today ing furniture ind household goods from the lower districts of the city Saint JSlmo and Eist End are cut off from the city by k Chicamaugua and Chattanooga creeks, winch fairly surround the are out of their banks and le illy cause theffteaterpart of the overflow 111 the City The Alabama lireat Southern trains are abandoned, the track be nsj w ashed an ay at Kiceville, Ala, 'or p distance of hundred yards The Chattanooga Eome and Columbus tracks are two feet under water at East End, and all travel on thit line is obstructed Railroad men state th it ill trains entering the city will irobablj to be abandoned before Sunday Tho Cltatt inuogi and Mountain Hail way com pan v abandoned all trains between the city and the mountain todav, tho tracks t places being era! feet under TJ The Union Kailway company have bnlMoned one division of the belt system- aiid announce that they willibandon all trains ;omorrow Two large on the belt line ire in the back wajer, but arc hold u plac e bv car loads of stone placed as a weight on the trestles List night and todaj of logs came down the river having >ioken loose in tho TeuiiLShee1 tributaries o here A number of the logs were caught btlow this city The chamber of com inerce a meeting last appointed two expert enjpncers to take the gauge of the river and below the suck, which is about eight miles below here This will show whether or not the obstructions at the suck cause the If so the government will be asked to reiiWve the obstructions AS SEEN FROM THK CLIFFS. The Xtaali of the Wild Waters Down Arizona Gulches. PBESCOTT, Anzona, miner returned yesterday afternoon from Wilmtt Grove dam He interviewed Captain Hunt of the United States army, who wfts on the w atch with Superintendent n. 3w Ken the dam gavo way Captain Hunt says that all day Friday %wcnty men, being all that could be secured, were employed in blasting a waste water w ayio increise its cipacitv The sign of the was tlie snapping of a large steel cable, connecting tlie tower in the middle of the dam with the bank Tins occasioned a loud report, and he said it seemed as if a ball of fire was shot from it The next instant the tower tottered, and it seemed as if tbe entire dam, containing 90 000 tons of rock, all moved bodily at once The roar of the vi aters and the grinding of boulders waa perfectly deafening The messenger sent to warn those at the lower dam, and who failed to do so on account of becoming intoxicated, has not been seen since The first survivors to arrive in Pres- cott was afternoon, when John Har- dee, Ed Davis and W M Russell came in, all of them being more or less braised and skinned from climbing steep hills among cactus and sharp rocks to escape the flood John Hardee ve his experience, as 'I was camped on creek with three others Some fSPs after midnight we were B a deafening roar, when I jumped out a bed and yelled at the others 'The dam has broken' Run for your lives'1 I reached high ground and saw waves at least feet high, strike the tent and.it was gone The distance between the bluffs at this point 13 about two bundled yards, and the water filled this space forty feet deep A huge boulder weighing IOC tdhs in front of our tent was swept away and the next day I went down the cut fiv e miles in search of bodies and saw no trace of it Some lumber has been left on a high bluff near the tower dam which was not reached by the water Coffins are being made of this and then floated down stream to where bodies are found, the latter being buried where found Thirty-seven, bodies in all have been recovered The Storm Pawee Through Talladega. BIRMINGHAM, Ala February 28 j A special from Talladega, Ala gives an ac- count of a most terrible storm which passed through that place this morning It made a path about one hundred yards-Wide, and death and destruction marked its course For- tunately it did not pass thrown a thickly pop- ulatec part of the town, but the scene along its pathway beggars description Houses were blown down, and the boards, and even the beams and rafters carried a considerable dis- tance Trees were snapped off like pipe stems or torn from the ground by the roots Cows, horses and other domestic animals were killed, and a number of people living in the homes blown down were seriously injured, but none fatally The storm was in line with Chramer Trellis and old Eotille homestead, both well- known residences. Bninedtqr Cyclone. NBW OBZ.BAH8, February Picayune's Kosciusko. Miss., special reports the destruc- tion of Carthage yesterday by a cyclone. Tlie conrthoott was struck and roofing carried away. were demolished, including that of O, P The Brennan husband, wife and fimr buried IntbedebrU. All wounded, of tho sbioi JUCMC. WESTEBNLABD MEN TRYZ2T0 TO TJFJff SEEI> OIL INTEREST. ATLANTA'S PROTEST IN CONGRESS. T2u> of Weot, ma t Men. AcaUwt the South- ern Oil Product. WASHoraxow, February 28 Judge Stewart was before tbe committee on commerce today, with a petition from the Atlanta chamber of commerce, protesting against the passage ef the compound lard bill This bill places a heavy tax on all lards or compounds, except that made solely of hog at WH-t INJURE COTTON SEKD OIL If passed, it will result in practically stamp- ng out-cotton seed lard, or mixtures of the same with hog lard, and necessarily this will decrease the value of raw cotton seed, and .hereby injure the farmer Judge Stewart says the Farmers' Alliance of the south will oppose tiie bill On the other hand, Mr Etatch, of the committee, w vigorously push ugthe bJl, and stated today that the farmers of Virginia and the w eat favor it IT tS LIKELY TO PASS It looks now like the bill is comg to paaa, as it has the large western lard ickers and farm- ers behind it Its passage will, however, hurt the southern farmers materially, and they should at once send petitions and delegations, if possible, here to protest It is a very seri- ous question with them, as with the western hog raisers, who are now doing "everything possible to pass the bill THE SHOOTINQ There was a shooting scrape under the dome ot the capitol at 10 o clock today Ex-Kepre- seutative Taulbee, of Kentucky, was shot by Charles E Kmcaid, correspondent of tbe Louisv ille Times It is the first time such an liTair has 6v er occurred in, the capitol The shooting took place at the foot of the .tairs in tue corridor just beneath the house of repijeseutativcs Taulbee, 5t teems, was pos- sessed of that Kentucky mania of pulling men s which waa first so effectually accomplished upon little Billy Chandlei by Senator Blackburn last year Taulbee today pulled Kincaid's ear, ind got a bullet in return The affair w as, however, tho result of an old feud About two years ago Kincaid printed in Ins paper the story of a scandil at the patent office, in which Mr Taulbee had figured The storj was that Taulbea had had pretty young girl appointed to a clerkship in the patent orhee, and that ou one of his visits there a watchman had caught him kissing ttje girl behind one of the cases The story was in all the papers at the time but Taulbee took exception at its publication in his home paper Indeed, it was been the of his wife securing a divorce from him THE BOW TAKF3 PLACE Mf Talbee denounced Kincaid for printing the story, and struck him and cuffed him around considerably Kincaid, however, not being a fighter, made no resistance The two men had not been thrown together from that time until today When they mot at noon to- daj in tho capitol, Taulbeo told Kmcaid he wanted to speak with Kmcaid replied, "I am waiting here for a gentleman For this Taulbee stamped him, and then caught by the ear ind wrenched that organ vigor ously Kincaid did not strike hack, but said 'I am not armed or you would not treat me this way "Then jou had best arm replied Taulbee, as he walked off About an hour later Mr Taulbee was walk- ing down the steps leading to the house res- taurant in company with Sam Donelsou Kincaid rushed down behind the two men, and just as Taulbee reached the bottom atfty Kincaid tapped him on the shoul- der THE PISTOL FIBBD Taulbee turned, and he did so Kincaid shov ed a pistol in his face fired The ball entered just below the left and lodged somewhere about the ear Taulbee put bis hand to his face to stop the blood and walked to a room leaning on Mr Donelson's arm Kincaid gave himself up to the capitol policeman who was standing a sfaw feet off Kmcatd says Taulbee called him aHiar on the stepi before he shot Taulbee did not know who shot him, and did not know Kincaid was near until Donelson told him as he led him to the committee room It was thought at first that Taulbee was fatally wounded, but he has not jet lost consciousness, and his physicians say he will recover DIFFERENCE OF OPINION1 There is a very marked difference of opinion among the members and newspaper men ov er the affair Many members say it was an at- tempt at murder, pure and simple, for the shooting was prcimuitated Others think Taulbee might have been somewhat overbear- ing The newspaper men think iMneaid went rather far in using a pistol as he did They think he should have used a heavy cane How- ever, they think that he should Lave defended himself Uh some kind of wcapr n, fur Taulbee is a ver> large man, sc nething over BIX feet in height, while Kincaid is a little fellow, not more than five feet four of five inches high, and will not weigh 125 pounds Owing to tbe causes which led to the shooting, and to the outside parties who would be brought into a trial in court, the im- pression prevails that if Taulbee recovers there will be no prosecution Kincaid will perhaps be bonded out tomorrow AS nrviTATiaf TO SENATOR DAKIEL Senator Colquitt and Judge Stewart today received a letter from Captain John HlUedge, of the Confederate Veterans association of Atlanta, enclosing an invitation Senator Daniel, of Virginia, to deliver an address in Atlanta on April 26tu Senator Daniel waa not at the senate today, and did not receive the invitation However, Senator Colquitt has no doabt but that he will accept At Stewart's request, a postoffice will be established at or near Colonel Livingston'] home m "Newton county It will be called Cora Another postoffice in the same comity, win bare itv name changed from to "Sundown However, DO sig- nificance to be intended. mu coxumoir I had a talk with Mr KandalPs private we- retary this morning He bad just left the house where Mr Randall had been busy with him aa hour or more, attending to his correspon- dence an4 other btuineas, Mr Randall wrote two letters himself. He was sitting up i he fett better than for months Indeed hia secretary says hts. physicians now say hia complete recovery is poaoble, although it may be very alow. He to yet in a very weak con- dition, however, and hU intimate binds thiak he is doing ratber too much work to insure a rapid recovery. Mr. Bandall reads all the newspapers. He lias read an account of death a dozen times. These in the house during the next session To great strength of will is undoubtedly doe his improvement Those who know him besfc think it probable he will be for some yeanvet E W B. ADOPT THE WEATHEK. c JLowectlTempcratnra Known for Late in Winter. "WASHIHOTON, February 27 signal furnishes the following special balletm to the press Temperature reported morn- ing .from western Louisiana, Arkansas Mto- -ouri, eastern Kansas and the entire Missouri valler -as far north as Fort Buford is lower than er beiore recorded by the signal sen ice to ate a day in the winter The following tem- peratures, with their as compared with the lowest temperatures er reported for dates, are Corpus hristi, 30 degrees, 11 degrees below, Fort mith, 6 degrees 17 degrees below, St Louts, 4 degrees 4 degrees below Kansas City, O de- grees, 8 degrees below, Huron, degrees, 9 Lejrrees be ow, Fort Sullr, 30 degrees, 8 de- grees below, St Vincent, degrees, 3 degrees >elow These temperature conditions will a lowly eastn anl with clearing weather tonight and producing m Wisconsin, a freater part of Ohio allej and fpuin TTemiea- See southward through Alabama, md eastern Louisiana the coldest wearfier for this of the year Unusually cold weather mav be expected in tho md south Atlantic states dnnng and sundaj, after tcuipcratunk will recover 3y frosts of will prohal lv ocrur during next forty-eight hours m the interior of Georgia and prxisiblj northern Florida and .hence northeastward freezing neatht r vith. iicreasiiigseventy 11115- be In Cali- fornia and southern Oregon the present cold spell is the known Ht end of I'ebruary, with killing frosts at southern end of Joaqum In north- ern. Oregon Idaho, Ltah i id southern Colorado it is from three to fifteen legrees colder than ever before recorded at so late a date CAPITALISTS BROUGHT TOC.KTHKK. John H. Inning Seems to Won 1 Itflit. iSHViri-p, Tenn ftbruary 28 1 Etuniors and counter rumors tlew unrk ana 'ast about the street this momiug The re- port most frefjuently heird was that John W. tninan had bi ught a ooittrolhng interest in Tennessee Coal an I th a compromise be- tho Indian roud and the Platt had betu enacted It stems that -some ago letu rs wore ed in ille sa> ing Mr Daucan had JCPU cornered b> parties supposed to be> of Mr Iniuan and forced to sell l.faOO shares of tlje stock Tele- jraniB were sent Mr Duncan ind in reply (aid that no sales had been nude of his stock, jut ruirors kept coming however to the that he li-vd been by Mr Platt andia response to some nt it is taid oa that Mr 1> mean replied thatthedif- 'crcnces eon the pi ew nt man wjement ftuA other people had J fen anncah'j aUjustfd and that ht renfter he (Mr an) and his friends uubt act m harmony w ith them VP 1'fc.NbIONK. Tlie House Passes tlio I rgent mil WARHIXOTOV, T  the item being an appro- priation of (iOO.TOO for the payment of onerM of the war of 1812 ana the Mexican ar The remainder of the afternorn was devoted io tho consideo-Uion of tlie calendar, no hills were parsed and at rj o elock tha iiouse took a reccsw until 8 o clock UIP evening session to be for the consideration of sioH bills FA1ORH The AfarqoJs of Report an >avy e i n report of rnarqu'K >f tii n i coin ton on army and navy i jjinear next wptk It severe on the waroflicc Hvsrtem which it finds; to be extravagant, cumbrous and inefficient; dwells with emphasis upon the fart that the. responsibility of all heads of b ireaus 11 only ami it proposes to> ab ush the position of commamlcr-in-ehief now held duue of Cambridge to sub- stitute a military duet ot staff, be lasted by an advisory board, to whom all heads of departments shall be directly responsible It advises that the power of grant-ing warrants withdrawn from the secretary of state and invested in parliament It tuat tue navy is well organized and admirably aged_______________ The North Carolina RALKIOH, N C February 28 Tbe state Sunday-school convention closed its session at ilmmncton The resulM were in all respects satisfactory The follow- ing new befn e'cctcd Presz- dent, W A Black, of Winston, vice presi- dents, F S Black, Rev W R Ware, Chadburn, Bev I, J Holden 8 M Parish, J H BouthgatP, William Blaok, P Dunn, R N Hackett, K B Vance, Her W H. recording secretary, J W tical secretary, H N know, treasurer, W H. Sprun The next session will be held etteville A Merchant HLHTBVILLF, Ala February 28 J Romeo W. Baker, a grocery merchant of tldi city, (ailed todaj He transferred of goods invoiced at e ghtetn hundred. dofiars, to his wife, to a debt of the Baker owes other credi- tors, foreign merchants, sixteen hun- dred dollars They will likely bring suit on their and contest the validity of Mrs, Bakers debt George 3 ScmffKi been put in charge of tlie b? Mts. Baker, to sell out tbe stock at cost_______ AJB Paper 8cH> Oat- ohTQOMKKY, Ala, February 28 cial interest in the hanging to- day was intense IB city an evidence, fnfly one thensand copies of the Journal, of thii city, containing an account of tbe hanging, were sold on the streeta Uiia afternoon _______ TELEGRAPH VITTES. Mr PmnKil to recorwin- fan health, Master Abrabam Uiu-o'n c audition was Bond yesterday four halts at an accepted. It is mated at tbe treasury departnvat there has been decrease of in tbtt pub- lic debt rfnc? tbe 1st of Fehrwrr Tbe Bale of ttnm at tte prohibition town at Hmmnaon, Home Uw as nigh per frunt loot. Herald H. SewaU. nominated to be erzl at Apia, Samewn istanda was comXnnea "T tbe senate yesterday atteraoon in exoettttve Ma. sum. NEWSPAPER!   

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