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DAOGHDRILL DIED ' : ON: THE GALLOWS: He Met Death Complaining of Hi Bad Treatment. The Heartbroken ITife . Bid Him Farewell in the Jail His Crime Was the Killing of a Drummer Named Bates Who Was Shot Down Without Any Provocation Daufchdrill Was a Reckless Youth. (Special to the Picayune.) Birmingham, Ala., March, 5. Colin Ihtughdrlll, 2B years old, and a member of on of the best families in Alabama, was banged at 1 o'alock this afternoon for th murder of J. I. Bates, of Moaton ery a traveling salesman, which occurred In Gadsden, on lec. '24. 1S0S. rmoghdrlTl, who had been in JaU here for safe keeping eince his crime, was taken home to be hanged last afternoon. Because of a rumor that friends would attempt hia rescue from the Gadsden. Jail last night, that place -was gxrarded ell night - by deputy sheriffs and an armed deputation, of the Travelers' Protectlvo Association, of which Bates was a member, and which body prosecuted the prisoner. The night passed off without trouble. Daughdrlll rfept but little, devoting most of the nigut to writing letters to friend. When aeked If he dad not want a nuiiiister t offer spiritual consolation, he toid the Jatfler to go to with his preacher. However, this awming he consented to allow a minister to call and hold "brief services, but he manifested no Interest In dhem. DaughdriM's young wife and two babies were with him in h ceil all the morning, the woman weeping most of the time and th children, unconsdoua of their father a'pproaohiog doom, played about the cefl. The woman was heartbroken, but Dauffh-drill, though nervous, dhnidayed little feeling. The execution occurred Inside the Jail and was witnessed by Just two dozen persons, mostly diuty sheriff. But one newspaper man was aJlowed admittance. All other were excluded at the request of DaugbArtll and hht relatives, who insisted- that the papera had not treated him fairly. On. the gallows IMughdrtfl's cool nerve and absolute ttoMsm were with him. He made a apeech only" telling a few friends good-by. His last words were directed st his young brother, John, the oniy relative present, whom he told to make a man of himself, at which the boy burst Into tears. The condemned man protested to the last that he had been treated badly, 'rue urop broke his neck and he died in seven minutes. STORY OF THE OR I ME. A vicious temper and a reckless life, with gambling and drink added, brought Colin Daughdrill to the gallows at the age of 26L It is not often that wealth, the strong influence of prominent family connection, the combined efforts of the best legal talent and the pleadings of relatives possessed of political power fall to. save a man from the gallows, but all of these elements proved Ineffectual In the case of this unfortunate young man. His execution, therefore, is a notable one. because it is seldom that a white man of prominence and good family ia hanged in Alabama, or any other southern state, as for that matter. Daughdrlll was born at Gadsden, where he was also reared and educated. His father was one of the most prominent citlsens of north Alabama, and was once a man of much wealth, providing bis son. who wm naturally bright, with a liberal education. His mother is a daughter of Probate Judge tiandlfer. of Cherokee county, one of the most, conspicuous men In the northeastern portion of the state. They tried hard to train their son aright, but early in life young IaughJrlll showed a fondnesw for fast company, and displayed a wicked temper and spirit of recklessness, which, when he grew up, caused him to be regarded as a dangerous man. Four years ago, he occupied the position of assistant freight agent of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at Gaaexlen, under his uncle. John Sendlfer, who was agent. One day Sandifer and Armstrong Stewart, the general yard-master of the railroad at tnat place, became Involved In a quarrel. Ieughdrtll appeared upon, the scene, and took his uncle's part. Claiming to believe that Stewart was about to draw a pistol to shoot 6tandifer, Daughdrill pulled his own revolver and fired upon Stewart, who died from the wound. Fleeing immediately, as pubWc feellmr was very strongly against him for the killing, Daughdrill went 'west, where he led a roving life, spending most of his time as a cowboy In Wyoming. After about a year ana a nair. Bearing tnat Stewart'o brother, whom he had reasons to fear, and the chief witness In the case, had died, iDaughdrlll, upon the advice of friends, came back to Alabama and gave himself up. His influential friends and relatives took the case up, and hoped to get him out of It. They succeeded m having him admitted to balL and readily furnished the required bond. But it was not long before Daughdrill went to the bad again. He became associated with rough companions, and drank and gambled, so it Vs said. His western career seemed to have operated to make him even more reckless, and he had not toeen at hame a year, and while still nnder hond for his first homicide, when he took human ilfe for the second time. It waa about 9 o'clock on the evening of Dec. 24, 1SW5. when Daughdrill. in an Intoxicated condition. sauntered Into Barnee" saloon In Gadsden. It seems that he and Barnes had had a row a day or two before, when Daughdrill claims that he knocked Barnes down for calling him a Har. It is alleged that It was for the purpose of renewing this difficulty with Barnea that Daughdrill went to the saloon again on the fatal evening. At the time he entered the place J. I. Bates, of Montgomery, traveling salesman for the Peasley Caubert Company, of Louisville. Ky.. was making a sale of bottles to Barnee. The two men were standing behind the counter, with a mass of price lists and other papers belonging to Bate spread before thenx Bates did not know Daughdrill. nor did the latter know Bates. Daughdrill. without a word, approached and roughly raked the papers from off the counter, as an act of defiance to Barnes, whom he disliked. Bates took the matter up. and reprimanded Daughdrill for thos Interfering- in a matter between two gentlemen which ra no way concerned him. A few words were passed, when Daughdrill flew into a rage, and, pulling his ready revolver, fired on Bates. The bullet penetrated the left breast, and caused death the next day. The killing, appearing so unprovoked, and occurring, too. when the slayer was under bond for a similar crime, provoked the greatest Indignation, and soon after DanghdrUl was arrested he was brought to Birmingham for safe keeping-. It was feared on the one hand that an effort it SofVWhlt Hands with Shapely Nails, Loxn AXM tPTO-j riant Hair with caeanWholeaotne Scalp, ' duoed by Ccticcsa Boat, the most effective kin purlfyinjr and beautifying soap in tha world, as well as purest and sweetest, for toilet, bath, and nursery. The only preventive of inflammation and clogging of tha To; .1 feo&ra sold Ouoagbeat the world. Pottss Dane ASS Caaa. Coar.. Sot Fropi Boston, IT. a A. sr'Hev to Parity asd Baaatify tka BUn. Scalp, sad Haiz,1 mauas tnm. BABY HUMORS Iteaiar ad mlV, bstaatly n- Hm4k7 CvncoaA Kaaaoiae.J Lmlcht be made to lynch him, while the additional apprehension was felt that some of Daughdrtll's desperate companions might attempt his rescue from jail. The prisoner remained here, except when on trial, until he wae taken to Gadsden for execution yesterday. Daughdrill had his trial last cummer, and a plea of self-defense was advanced, the defense claiming that Bates was advancing on Daughdrill with his hand to oar da his tiip pocket when the latter fired. Witnesses, however, refuted this statement, and Daughdrlll's conviction resulted. His case was appealed to the supreme court, where. In January of this year. It was affirmed. As a final resort. Governor Johnston was petitioned to commute the sentence to life imprisonment, but this he refused to do. stating that he had looked into the case, and saw no elements calculated to commend the prisoner to mercy. A notable feature of the case wae the fact that the Traveler' Protective Association, of which Bates was a prominent member, directed the prosecution, employing able legal talent to aid the state's attorney. When Daughdrill's friends petitioned for commutation, the Travelers' Protective AoHOciatlon drew up a counter petition, and secured many signers to It. betfeechlng the governor not only to not interfere In the fiudlug of the court, but to see that there wae a sufficient force at Gadsden on the day of the hanging to Insure the carrying out of the sentence, there having been rumors that DaughdriH's friend might Interfere to stop the execution. For absolute stolelm and Indifference to his fate. Daughdrill surpassed any criminal ever seen In this state. He seemed to care nothing for the humiliation of death on the scaffold, except for his family's eake. Talking to a reporter Juat beore he left here yesterday, .he expressed the bitterest hatred for those who testified sgalont him. belnjr especially severe, too, on Editor Meeks. of the Gadsden Time News, who. he said, had printed notlrine lut thing unfavorable to him. Daughdrill. while thinking he had not gotten a fair deal, was Inclined to view his fste philosophically. He said that he guessed be had been born to hang, and that whatever Is to be must be. Dauirhdrlll wae a handsome young fellow. He was but 28 years old, and bad a wife and two bright children. His mother and father are both living. The entire family Is bowed down In grief and humiliation over the fate of the way-ward one. The guaranteed cure for sick headaches, Neuralgic or nervous headaches. Is Bromo-Seltxer. 10c a bottle, ST. CHARLES STEEET FIEE In Which the Fire Department Does Most Damage, Althoach Its Prompt Work Pre- ted a Very Disastrous m Conflagration. Last evening at about 7:30 o'clock smoke was seen issuing from the third and fourth floors of the double four-story brick buildings, -Non. 124 and 11HJ Su Charles street, between Canal and Common, owned ty M. Pokorny and occupied on one eade by Mr. Pokorny as a .shoe store and on the other by M. O. Lievy as a gents' furnishing establishment. On nmklng a hasty exaiinuicion. It was discovered tha the fire had broken, out in a room. In the rear on the third floor, occupied by G. Carale, as the Southern Photograph Company, and the flames had already eaten their way to the fourth floor. A telephonic message was at once sent to the tire alarm odloe, and an alarm sounded from box 'o. 137, followed a moment later by an alarm from automatic box No. 117$ by Officer W. P. Maurice, of the Boyhin force. The rice department responded (promptly and the flames were subdued, but not before txjth buildingis were deluged with water. The damage to the buildings Is estimated as about $100), covered, by insurance in the Perd Mark agency. The damage to Mr. Pokoruy's stock wfil be very heavy from the water, but he thinks it is fully covered by insurance In the Ferd Mark and G. L. Crandaill agencies. A dot of samples belonging to the Clothing firm of Henry Manti & Son, of Baltimore, which were on the third floor of No. 124, were ruined, and the loss involved is estimated at $2000, which is said to be covered by insurance. A lot of samples belongrng to the clothing Arms of Mayer Scheuer and Offner & Co., of Crnotnnati, Ohio, which: were on the second floor of the same bulidtog, were badly damaged, end the loss la fully covered by insurance. The stock of the Southern Photograph Company waa consumed. The stock of Mr. Levy was considerably damaged by water and his loss Is covered by a policy for $15,000 in the Ferd Marks agency. Shortly after the frre department and crowd eft the scene frame made there appearance from the place where the first fire originated. Patrolman McCor- .nLtT1 "Jorher alarm from box 84 hut the Ware was subdued before any further damage had taken place. How ta Thlar Do Jon know that you can leave Naw Orleana Daily at 7:io p. m. and make the run to New York in 41 hours by taking the Queen and Crescent U ml ted? IiVvn,',C routS T4? Roke. the Shenak XJHPtT-B P ?T 0LUTKCkNlH 10 W w PYTHIAlf PLEASURES. Last night a large assemblage gathered at the Castle Hall of Columbus Lodge No. 52, K. of P., Odd Fellowa Hall, the occasion being the conferring of the amplified rank of knight on an esquire. The beautiful and

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 06 Mar 1897, Sat,
  3. Page 10

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