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WHO WROTE IT?
An Incendiary Circular Found on
Stree ts of Camden
ISSUED BY JI&E028
Creatly Enraged tbe Good People of
Camden and They Indalge In Some
Plain Talk. R.pnted An
tnonr Deny Writ
A letter from Camden to The State
?says had tho Russian "terrorists"
manifested \ their presence in our
midst today by tbe distribution of
revolutionary propaganda the sur
prise and indignation would not have
?exceeded that which followed the
finding on the streets of a seditious
?circular Wednesday morning which
was ostensibly the work of a half
score cf Ounden's most prominent
A gentleman walking on Broad
street came on the disturbing dcou
~ment and upon noting its incendiary
?character turned it over to a friend
who in turn posted it in his score
-window. It read as follows:
"Private notioe: Let ever ? colored
man who gets this notice and who is
interested in hia rights nwet at Rev.
T. J. Williams' house on Sept. 6sn at
S p. m. Not long ago a letter was
published praising toe white people
and abusing our people. They are
the same white people who not longer
- tb?n two years ago called some of our
?best men before them and also drove
some of our best boys from home.
We have some of the meanest wbite
people in the State who Inspired that
"We desire to colleot money to de
fend the boys who had the manhood
to resent the insult. Come cut. C im
mittee. A. W. Puwell, Walter Wil
liams, S. B. Gardner, Gen. MeLaan,
Jr., 0. W. Oantey, Isaac Englisn, E
H. Dibble, Evans ColUns, Jaok Mc*
I JKain. By order of Rjv. T. J. Wll
i llama, Rev. Jeff W. Boykin, Rev. J.
I 3. Taylor."
EXCITED CROWDS GAT HEB ED.
In a fe -7 minutes after tue circular
was exoosed to view crowds of excited
white men began to congregate on
the s tree is and it wa* evident that
something would have to be done
"vary scon or trouble would follow.
. i May or CaVrftnh waradvaed of the
situation and in less than half an
hour after the circular had been dis
covered he htd the men whose names
appeared thereon (before him in the
city attorney's office.
An explanation was demanded and
its sum and substance was a com
plete, absolute and unconditional
denial of any knowledge of or partioi
I" Em in the preparation of the oir
r. They punctuated their very
Dive denial of complicity in the
r with feeling assur ances of high
rd "or the white people of Cam
and finally frankly asserted that
'circular was the work of one
ies Lev/, a colored man who has
lttly Buown his antagonism to his
:. Carrfson talked to them very
jstiy and positively, admonishing
i that it was essential for them
it together and prove their ihoo
5 if they would retain the-respect
lieh tbey were held by the white
ins of Cimden. He reminded
of the good feeling whioh has
iofore prevailed between the
in this city and Impressed on
. that tbJh was a very serious
pnmeot, striking at the very
i of good feeling and confiience
l only their own earnest personal
8 could now completely dispel.
THEY DENY IT.
e colored men seem to be deeply
lned at the position in whioh
have been placed and indicate!
full determination to sire the
it to ?be bottom and reveal the
cuiorlt. The following state
has been given out by them:
W-j. uuta uaderalgnea persons hav
ing s^n ic year paper dated Sept.
5n, a.i anf.l! giving publicity to a
otrcihr of aa mce j.iiary nature upon
wvi vU: Dta tS iyp.'ar, respectfully
ji q i :sj i:i?< i i -a prtat the enolosed
i.sjiU?U s, Hudiog forth our position
in toe mj..osr.
Waereas, our nam3s arpsar printed
?p n a ci ou ir o: au u.il .aum.t ry
kjd iric u J .s y a i;ure au I c .6 irtooe
bis besi tfir>*n up)a the h&r-e s,
thereby giving publicity to the sixe,
and, v.narjjw, buls nas been do ie
&tf*mit uu *.aO 'l Jgd or c iu?eui>, wt
b in* totdliy ig lorano of its orig.n,
tU' r f jie,
R >vilu d, T.iat we regard this per
petration as a wilful and malicious
attempt by an enemy to pu: us in
disrepute wiih our white fiiends
among whom we live.
Ssujud, that such incendiary utter
ances are condemned by u> and onat
sucu action is not in keeping with
our i?ea or ar'ju-.tin^ an grievances or
difficulties, sajuld auy exist.
Tnird, inac we individually and
'eciively pledge ourselves to give
diligence to apprehension and coa
ion of tbe perpetrators,
?jurth, that we solicit the as3ifit
of tue clcy council and our white
ends to help, ai our expensa, tiad
:itn, ih.t io far as our knowledge
es there 13 p3tlcCi( ua:m >ay bebwo^u
? ??? and colored oluzjas of thin
immunity and therefore uo c.u:ic<
r any suci c!a-:daitlne iOtl?n on our
^ a3 in tie?.; -:d b/ ??such x circular.
H Diboie, J. B Taylor, A. W.
ell, J. W. Bjyifia, E Cudins,
er Williams, T. J. Williams, J.
"iln, G. W. McLaln, Jr., S. B.
3JEVJ2Y CHABGED "WITH IT.
Charles L?vey, who is charged with
the authorship of the circular, is a
former camden negro man, who was
for a number of years engaged in
editing a paper in Baltimore, and in
educational work among his race. He
returned to Camden sometime ago
and seems not to have been bailed as
a leader by the men of his race at
home. A warrant has bzea issued
. for Levy.
A few months ago he published an
article in The State in which he scor
ed the men of his race in Camden,
ending up with an appeal for whip
ping posts, and sinoe that time there
ha3 been bad fealJng between himself
?nd other colored men of the town.
Ejv. T. J. Williams replied to him in
Che State and the men whose names
appear on tba circular think that its
appeaeance is a soheme of Levy's to
snuitfoniz? the white people against
them. While there is no excitement
here now over the occurrence worth
speaking of, the citizens feel that a
thorough investigation of the affair
should be instituted.
Sentiment is divided among the
white people as to the real author
ship of the circular. Some think
that the circular ij, genuine and that
the men whose names appear thereon
are responsible for it, but most of the
best citizens of the town are giving
the men the benefit of the doout.
They do not bslieve that colored men
of their ini?lligenc9 and business
I orominence would be tn sympathy
with such a movement and that if
they were ttey would bardly Jeopard
ize their standing in tha community
in which they earn their daily bread
by allowing their names to appear on
an incendiary papir.
A R2AL BAU ST0BY.
Wile Deported ana the Husband Re
turned to Columbia Alone.
The Columbia Record says Mrs.
Sellemy Sabbagah, who was to have
j rtoed her husband, George Sabbag&b,
nere two months ago, and of wc>s s
many troubles In the attempt The
Record has told from time to
time, has been finally deported, af
ter getting as for as New York. It
was suspected in Franca, whence she
started on the second stage of her
long journey from Syria to Columbia,
that she was Buffering with trachoma,
a disease of the eye peculiar to Syr
ians, but she was given tfte benefit of
the doubt and allowed to proceed on
her way to New York. There it was
found tbatsbe was suffering with tra
choma in accordance with the custom
of the immigration department she
was ordered deporteck
. Sabbagah, howeverefter^xhausting
every effort here and expending more
than 8100 from his savings, nad gone
to New York, personally to ao what
he might. Through the Syrian bis
hop in New York he took up the oasB
with the higher officials of the Ellis
Island immigration station, where
nisi wife., with her two-year cli child,
was detained, and. the matter finally
cime up to Secretary Metcaif, of the
drpartment of commeroe and labor In
Washington. The beat tbay the Sec
retary could do was to advise Sabba
gah to send his wife buck to Franco or
Syria and have her try again, if she
ojuld be cured of trachoma. He rei'u
s.d to break tba departmental preced
ent and reEC.nd the order of deporta
tion. Thac was final.
Sabbagah took a last farewell of
his wife and babe, supplied.her with
all the money he and his f Hands here
could raise, and urged her' to ret urn
to Elarsailes and there put herself un
der the care of specialists, in the hope
chat she mav be cured of the disease
anifi be permitted after all to realize
chair dreams and rejoin him in Uo
lumbla. Tne goodbyes bad to ba sr.id
through the iron bars that divide the
visitors room of the station from the
great pans under the sheds where sus
pected immigrants are detained.
Sabbagah has returned to Columbia
and begun to work and plan harder
than ever that he may replace the
money lost in the present vain effort
and save up more agrlnr.t the reunion
whloh he confidently expects within
a few months. The Childs pyps were
sound, and he might have brought
it with him but would not deprive the
pjor mother of its comfort.
Girl Eadea Life.
At Chicago Miss Abayia Thorp, dis
appointed in love, Thursday fired a
bullet into her head, killing herjelf
in the offioe where she was employed
as a stenographer. A bundle of lat
hers carr'ei nexs to her haart and
written by Georgg H. Scott, attorney
for the Illinois Humane Society,
'aused the Coroner to begin a fruitless
ioaiob for the man. Scott, it is said,
bl uest collapsed when he heard over
tba telapoone tht>t she had killed
herself. M'ss Thorp, it la said, visit
ec Saott at the offl;;e of the society.
He Is divorced. Frienos of the girl
understood see and ^cott were engag
ed to be married. O i one of the let
ters was a pencil notation made par
hups only a short time before death
bj the girl She had scrawled:
" Judtre not, that ye be not
Sixteen cf the so-called Christian
Filipinos who were dealing in Man
laya slaves in Davao district of M1l
danao, Philippine is lands, have been
slain by the averting relatives of the
women and children stolen.
Oetiils o* the tragedy have b eo
raeeivad here Eigiit Mindayas en
,;rfci an iaolattd bulldlog occupied
by tbe slave traffickers, kil log t?em
ill. The houac and ail Its outsat*
e:9 ?estr ycd by Are. S'-ivo baiting
rle l on by Filipinos Jo >: tu
eastern ooaat of M.:.danao, aa.i until
tne practice Bhall have b?an broken
up by coa authorities 11 is expected
reprisals of the character desaribsd
ORANGE BURGK S.
SHE WONT TELL
Insists She Was the Murderer
of Her Own Betrothed.
AN INNOCENT GIRL
Who May Go to the Gallows Rather
Than Involve the Man That She
Loves More Than Her Own
Life. A Very Strange!
Pretty little Emma Staphany, al
though ill-taught anc\ unused to the
ways of the great world beyond her
narrow lnvironment. Bits in her cell
in the jail at Pottsville, Pa., a veril-.
By all the rules by which detectives'
experience baa taught tbem to weigh
the probabilities of guilt or innocence,
Emma Stephany is no murderess
Yet ovor and over again she has rais
ed her hand and declared to them:
"I tell you that I killed him?I
shot him with his ownrevolvar."
?'What did you do with the revol
ver after the shooting?"
"I threw it over the fenoe."
"You ought to know that James
Frizz3ll never had a revolver. Why
i do you risk your neck by telling such
And then the gin, her bowm heav
ing with agitation, would deolare
again that it was sho who had shot
"Why did you do it? He was your
love'1- Y >u were to be married to
him." And then, in a frenzy of dread
of something which is the great nv>s
tery of this strange oase she would
"No one else did it! 01,1 did it!
I did it! It was an aooident, but I,
ana no one else, Killed James Friz
For weeks and weeks her jailers
have kept a close watch upon her in
the hope that some unguarded act,
some uncontrollable access of emotion
during her long nichts in her dismal
o?.ll?whioh overlooks the Jail yard in
whlou six Molly Migune terrorists of
the coal regions were hanged in a sin
gle hour- would betray her and offer
a solution of the mystery.
But all the enlightenment they
gained for their pains was when one
night last week she rose from her cot
and walked to the grated window and,
after gazing out into the jail yard
with its grewsome memories, mur
"I wonder if they will hang me?"
This remark, made at such an hour
when Bhe believed herself to be qalte
alone, was Interpreted to be the ex
pression of one who, knowing herself
to be really lunocent, wondered if it
could actually be possible for the law
to send to the gallows a guiltless par
A<? none of the dat?ctives engaged
upon the oase had given credence to
?'confession," the scene just desoribed
see mad to add force to their tbeory
that the girl had taken the crime up
on herself in order to save the real
Then whom could the real criminal
be? This,is stlil a mystery. Is ho a
second lovar who kept himself 'n the
backgrjuui so effectually that not
evan his nvne is known, who had
won her from Frlzzal:?, She is sa d
to have made to a member of her fam
ily, who reported is to the police, one
remark that hinted at such a condl
tion of sff Urs.
"1 muao ai^eld him, or he will not
But ever since her arrest upon her
own coafeiBion she has stead fas cly de
nied caring for any man except the
one Bhe d^-olares she shot If she is
shielding tne real murderer, sha cer
tainly is doing in thoroughly.
There Is no doubt that, whatever
her own part In the tragedy, Enna
Stephany knows ail about the murder
of James Frlzzell
Early In Lha day of July 4, this
year, the oody of tola you..? oun was
found in a Pottsvill? sweet, shot
through the heart. Baforo the body
was removed a cro^d githwrad about
it. One of these curious p ?rscnu was
Emma SuOpaany. Sn? leaned over
the prostrate form, &nak?.;i, agitated.
"i)o vou recogniza niai?'' a police
man asked her.
"1 do not know this man," sho sob
bed, and walked away.
When the idoatity of the dead man
waB revealed to tha policy- that he
had lately been tb9 aooeptel lover of
Euma Stephauy?they immediately
went to the girl's homa and qiescioa
ed her. The result showed uer to be
either a marckrcM or a woman phe
nominally gifted with powers of sub
tle reasoning exertad wloh soma mys
terious obj 5Ct to view.
She sat in silence while ha* thor
oughly alarmed mother declarer} tua*
her daughter had retired at aer uuuii
hour?which wis early?and hwd no*,
left hf?r room a u ring all the nigot or
the murder. Tno elder woman vvapt,
"He was suoh a lino young man.
I am sure he would have made a gooj
husband for my daughter."
"When you loo ted at tha bodyiu
Vq3 street, way di i you si? tha'j you
did not recogo.'zi ii?" d^rnind?d one
0' the p 'liceco iu of the girl.
"I vn frightened," s ic m'irmu-ed.
T:ie polio .m :n 1 >oked ai har Bhai p
ly, setting a trip.
'"ffii? i-1 thla o-bcr-man youhavs
b9:n keeping c. rnpu>y with lataly."
The sha i want straight hjma.
"It it* false," i?-!d l te girl, Uu: ile -
pV.a. "I U73 oy:n kaeping oompa iy
with no ot \9t man."
Th9 p *llo3 wera really nonplussad.
They started to leave the house.
p., THURSDAY, SEPTET
Strangely enough, this seemed to
alarm tha girl more than ever. They
did not then have any real suspicion
that there had been rival loven, so
they were taken wholly by surprise
when Emma Stephan? suddenly rose
and said, in her mother's presence.
"Take me with you. I was not
home last night. My mother thought
I was, but I was out Take me with
you. I killed James Jrizzall."
SHIELDING THE SEAL SLAAER.
The policemen were dumbfounded.
The poor mother fell on her daught
er's neck, half fainting.
"How did you do it?" demanded
the r. nicer.
"I shot blra with his own revolver,"
she said. "It was an accident. Take
me with you; I will explain later."
The officers had no alternative.
They had to carry the girl off to jail,
charged by ber c *n confession with
having killed her lover.
But sine m*ds no further cxplana
tion esc'pt to declere chat she bad
thrown the revolver "over the fenoe."
Sbe became tbe Sphinx of the Potts
Tille jail, whose pale face still gives no
answer to those whe try to read it.
In jail the girl's cunning in her ef
forts to shield the real murderer?ac
cording to the accepted police theory?
grew sharper. Knowing that any let
ter she wrote would be opened and
read by tbe authorities, she penned
and addressed to ber mother a con
fession that she really had killed Friz
zell. She had used Frizzell's own re
volver, whioh she had hidden in her
Be quick," she wrote; "take James'
revolver and hide it. Then put in its
place my father's revolver. When the
police search my room they win find
it, and this will clear me."
Thi3 was not vary good logic, but it
helped confuse the authorities. The
letter was never delivered to the
mo eher. The police searched the
girl's room?and found no revolver of
any description. ~
Taey also searched the vicinity of
the murder, where there was a board
fence inclosing a vacant lot, They
searched every inch of ground beyond
the fence, but found no revolver.
At length they learned on good
authority that Frizzell, a most peace
ably Inclined young man, had never
carried a revolver.
Ail these circumstances strengthen
ed the growing theory in the minds of
police and deteotives that the girl was
innocent of all except knowledge of
the crime; that she hadsome powerful
motive for shielding the real mur
But here they lost the trail, whioh
they not yet been able to recover.
They were unable to find any one who
had seen or hoard of Emms. Stephany
in ? company with any man except
They had to work upon only the
framework of a mysterious romance
dealing with a strange man, living,
perhaps, in a neighboring city, who
occasionally met Emma Stephany
secretly; that it was him she reallj
loved; that she still "kept company"
with James Frizz jll for the sake of ap
pearances and to satisfy her parents,
who wished her to marry him; that on
the night of tbe tragedy, not) expect
ing this myteriou3 lover, she had
walked out with Frizell; that the
stranger, finding them together, flew
into a rage, sho'. his rival dead and
Oed the city.
A DOCTOR A FEW DOORS AWAY.
As it was on the eve of Independ
ence D vy, with crackers of all sJzjs
exploding in all directions, the report
of the shot that killed Frlzzsll was
not distinguished from numerous
similar explosions. The shooting oc
curing in a street little frequented,
the body of the murdered man was
not discovered until the next morn
There is still another reason for dis
beliering Euma Stephany's "confes
sion-" 8no dfdared that she had
shot Fr ziill by accident, if chisha^
oeen true, and she loveS hl^n, and
him only, would sbe not immediately
have sought a sls&ance in ord-.r that
his life might be savod, if po^ible.
xn odo sine block, onl7 a "e ? doors
a war?is Emmi S?Spnaa/ muis have
known?liven the mi c faanus aur
?eon in that p*rb of t'u ^ate. In
tiva minutes sho could haw hal him
on tue Hpot, for he wai aj homo ah
i', as the authorities susp30fc, Fr z
z tll was shot to d3i;h by his mysoeri
our rival, who w;s Lb; maa rally
loved by this strange girl.lt is r:at
ural to suppose that ho. Uta inpu!-c
would b? *,o pava ob? slayer. To c-Jl
a doctor, to ralsiaa ah-m would hive
been fatal to till i o-ij cc
Therefore F zca.* boly v/i.s\bh
lying in that obuura Hlraet, and dar
lug too h?f d(zju hours that in?er
?e.ied bafor.i im discovery tue mur
derer was ablt to effaca himself. Sc
In ohj gray hainnss of tbe morning
the girl could not resist the lmpuUe
S3 common to those vno bava gu?tj
*no .fledge of saofi crfm?. tocroep . ack
go the scene of it; and there &he show
ed, bend;:-g ov:r tho dead body, he'
rrce kiale and dr*wo, ber eys s.ariu.r,
almost the ouiy we:-:knewln her whole
l.ne of c nduot, when she sob >ed out
huskily: '"I do not knov this n:aa."
Ever slr.ci her arrest E ami Snoph
any's manner has been Spikx-iite,
axcap; for her cjnfessioc that ana was
the murdef'ss. E/an tb *t c ? f. ?loa,
admitiiu^' that lc is f?.l o, ad.s a re
?i'-mniauci to i u- E^y.jt;:'.u t in yi
mystery, for it is we tlliagcir
outa tancs <vlth which the da^c.ivc-s
have to deal.
"1 -v.)..* r if tficy will hint re;?"
lue ? uf ii-.'S.:!f.
": t L io .Oo b ? ild 'v-n, he wfl! not
marry caa," she Is rep irte . io bavi
W:ii sYjijoto -.ho gallows railn:
than involve the man s le iov.. ? N j
one w.io uai s'.uited her veacurei tj
say?she is sucn a strange girl.
MBER 13. 1906.
BRYAN AT HOME.
He Is Welcomed by Republicans
as Well as Democrats on
The Great Commoner's Neighbors Wei*
come Him Back to His Home. The
Republican Governor Makes an
Address and Extends a
William Jennings Bryan reached
bin home at Lincoln, Nebsaska, on
Wednesday night and the "Home
Folks" would welcomed him witb
every evidence of approval and satis
faction. It was a neighborly welcome,
planned as suoh, and oarried out as
Lincoln has more Republicans than
Demoorats, but to-night there was' no
line of partisan division, and the wel
come extended to both Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan was a joyful one.
The oity was handsomely decorated
for the homecoming, the fronts of
business houses being a mass of flags
and bunting. The non-partisan nature
of the reoepblon was emphazed in
every way possible.
Tne Bryan train arrived shortly
after flva o'clook. There was a roar
of welcome as Mr. Bryan appeared on
In the party, aside from Mr. and
Mrs. Bryan and their daughter
Grace, was the Lincoln delegation,
which left her ten days ago to meat at
New York, and which Mr. Bryan ao
companies on its homeward trip, to
aether wit ha few of the Nebraskan
Showing no sign of fatigue, bowing
right and loft, with an occasional word
to an old acquaintance, Mr. Bryan
walked to a carriage.
Seated with him were Governor
Mickey, Mayor Brown and John E.
Miller, preoident.of the Lincoln Com
A seoond carriage had Mrs. Bryan,
Mrs. W. D. Weloh, Mrs. J. E. Miller
and Mayor Dahlman, of Omaha. Tuen
in turn, followed oarriages containing
members of the Baoeptlon Committee.
There was a pretentious mounted
escort, headed by Captain Chas. Cos
grave, policemen on horseback, fra
ternal organizations and individual
marchers, the whole preoaded.by six
Along the route Mr. Bryan was re
ceived with cordiality and enthusiasm
The party traversed three of the
principal business streets lined witb
ohoaring oro wds, and than proceeded
to the home of Charles W. Bryan,.
?here Mr. Bryan had dinner and rest
ed for a time prior to going to the er
oisss and reception.
Two hours before the time for the
exeroises at the Capitol grounds 35,
000 persons struggled for points of
vantage around the speakers' stan.o
Mr. Bryan wa<i escorted to tba stand
by G:v. Miokey from his private.offije
In the State house. Ina brief spaach
of welcome Mayor Brown said:
''Before introducing Governor Miok
ey, who will extend the greatlng of
the State, Mr. Bryan, I, as Mtyor,
welcome you home; not as a states
man, not as a Democrat, but as that
dearest to us all, our bslovad neighbor."
Governor Miokey spoke of the
awakening of the public conscience to
Mr. Bryan began by saying that in
his travals he had learned that the
Araoio language contained 600 wordB
meaning camel, and that since return*
ing to the United States ha had wish
ed that the American language con
tained as maoywrrli meaning. "I
thauk you." He declared one ?appl
aat part of the 3eng j.urney .van tae
home-oom'ng, a; u ,ae.n warn; Into a
general-descripticn of his travels.
Fjiijwiag nli ?p?)dc i a reception
took phce in the Capitol. Mr Bryao
shook hands wir.h the thous;ads wnc
pas?ed before him.
T-.?jra was a brilliant display of fire
works r >r an hour on the State Houat
A Spaniard whose name is net
known, wbo had been employed a'.
;he Charlotte brick works, on the Ca
r.awba River near Kock Hill war,
drowned Monday atiemoon ur.d:r
somewhat pecu'iar c r -<i r *Uw es A
;iuxb;r of the workx?j;i wu
taking a swim !n Sr>c xiv u, -~d ?? b
man, *ho was unable to i-viw cl m ?
?;d out on tue bough of a tro i over
hanging the water. In i-ora-i v\? ' i
'all intj the water. II: :<<s.s r'ruwn ?
-?eforr hte compacter'; c u'.J : ic
Olm. Up tO liliiH Mjr.? h!a 'OOlj i.fcS
act boan reenvr- d.
A <3i8:atch from Moultri*, Ga., says
J-^n A. Joons';on, a prom'r.rat far
mer of 6ha iower part of t is county
vai a fo.-mor county con > wiener,
v/>}asi!s?jinary;d Thursday night walle
sitting a; his supper table ?urrounded
by his family. He was shot and In
suo^y kllied with a load of buckshot
Ghat t'jos tfhet in bis hear! and brain.
The snot was iired through a hole
In the chimney. -_
The finding of the boUescf Gallic
Dieboldt, 17, and ll.rry Kelly, a
? , ; wer2 rod 35, :a Buake>0
-,k3, Newark, 0 do reveal-; a my.;;.-;r?
I us ?edy. - -e coupl \ w at to tat
I ccM?nday fur labor iay holidr-y.
r,j -us tha inatseaaof t-ia.a *i;Vi.
L'atra ?Vera evldeneas of a struggle
preca31ng the tragedy. It is thought
1 juat la the struggle both ware thrown
1 from the boat and drowned.
A THEU8T H"1 BKYiN
AND THOSE DEMOCRATS WHO
AGREE "WITH HIM.
Jerome Seeking Aid of Gold Demo
crats and the Sepublicans in
District Attorney Wm. Travera Je
rome of New York was the central
Agare in the conference of up-State
New York Democrats called to meet
at Albany, N. Y., on Wednesday to
consider the condition of the Demo
cratic party in the State of New
York. It was declared by the spon
sors of the conference, leading among
whom was ex-Mayor Thomas M. Oi
borne of Auburn, that Mr. Jerome
was present merely as a speaker, not
as a party to the conference and that
the meeting was not in the interest
of his candidacy, or that of any other
man for the governor.
Mr. Jerome mentioned no names in
his address. He dealt with the gen
eral purposes, general condition and
possibilities of the Damocratlo party.
He declared it as his understanding
that the conference was in the inter
est of no particular cacdldaoy, least
of all "to dlotate to or threaten the
convention of our party Boon to as
semble at Bufiilo."
Ho took direot issue with the opin
ion recently expressed bp Gov. Folk of
Missouri and others though he named
"Rial leadership is nowhere in
sight," said he, "and what passes for
leadership seems to consist of demag
ogic denunciation of existing condi
tions and the advancing of vague
aohemes of socialism and paternalism,
which are essentially revolutionary In
"We are not 'on the threshold of
the greatest political awakening this
nation has ever known,' marking 'the
beginning of a new age,' but we are,
I believe, about co return to our senses
and to earnestly address ourselves to
the solution of the difficult problems
confronting us by the methods whloh
the past hasBhown to be entirely ade
quate to meet the greatest emergen
"Oar eleotions, where national po
litical parties are involved, have be
come little more than ignoble scram
bles for office, in which eaoh candi
date declares how good he will be if
elected to off je and vies with his op
ponent in olaiming trust-busting and
anti-corporation virtues, not forget
ting to emphaaiza how warmly his
heart beat3 for organized labor.
"In the midst of all this, 'the plain
people' go about their business, see
ing no real Issues of present interest
in dividing the national parties, they
stand indifferent to eaoh, ready and
free to ohose when an issue aris e
ijhat interests them."
The republican party, he continu
ed, had always been conservative, op
posed to change and innovation, until
today, half consciously It voices Its
character by declaring itself to be the
party of the "standpatter."
"Oi the other hand, ttfe Democrat
ic party has been the party of the
Liberal. Only recently, he said, bad
efforts been made to drag the party
from the path of progress to that of
"The men responsible for the pres
ent demoralize condition of the party
machinery should be driven out. From
a great vote-getting organization,
they have made it simply a delegate
The Democratic party, "disgraced
and humiliated by years of misman
agement, to give it no harsher namt,"
would array themselves behind their
party candidates if they are men of
character, standing on a platform of
"And in that platform," he said,
"they want no crazy ocialism nor
revolutionary paternalism. What they
want Is men and not measures. They
nave little fait.h in nnws laws while
?here is not honesty and capacity
:aough In public servants to work ihe
Walked in Ilia Siei p.
??Tister Teague Harris, the twelve
r wold son of Mr. W. P. Harris of
Y-u gs *o*nship, Liurens county,
is c i'- '. ? uily f-ccoxplished a rtmark
f;1.!, * faw nights ago. Tue
. utb is a homnamubhst and at two
.?oo:k W;dn ?di< ni</ht the entire
0 .s ; (.i'M Mr Harris was aroused
j ?rish fron toe o >y who was found
1 -c - 'I u ;h- c tmnej top, twenty
(?).* ab ;v,? !:ih !?l/eplrg apartment, he
v i cl n be-: up tnuugb Ihe
i - i f t t: l y my mm aa open tire
? in t.s room wil'e aVicp f.r.d t
,i'd r -as Iii -eiutciy heoured and
h- was re caod from his pe:llou.?
/? b 'uc Ten C- iim,
A". G -envle, S. C, J. M. IUy
" iil", ? * una wnite man claiming
Oedartowa, G.?.., as his home, wa*
seriously cut in an affray with Ralph
MoOail, his companion, Wednesday.
Both men were drinking blind tiger
whiskey and tbe trouble was the out
come of adlspure over ten cents, Ray
ooiiO was curslr?g and pursuing Mc
Call, when the latter drew his knife
and inflicted a long gash across Ray
fcorne'*; neck. M^Cali waa locked up.
lie came Trom Nurlh Carolina several
yoirn ago. Raybo^Dfl's fa: Oer is ?
LliptJst minister "t Crdarrown, Ga.
liryan It Kiytn.
W. J. Hryan Is r:gnt. Hi prefers t<
disown way und it f a es to put
yell urad-ir ob:!g.>t!on~ to the or
poratlcns Havin.-r bfi w i ?f-rd a pri
vato ort and free transnc rb .lion frorr
S?w i*o;k to N .w Haven, he. r--p)!i>1
"I don b think it would be f.'.ir fO:
i.:i Li rccept favors from the rail
reads. Lr me pay fare anri ride at
[> ople usually do." No man ein fierv?
the pi. pie faithfully who puts htm
self uider obligations to the great
?1.00 PEE ANKUM.
So Does Lyon and Sullivan by
v Good Majorities.
RESULT OF PEIMARY.
A Clear Majority of Both the Senate and
the House 01 Representatives Are
for the Dispensary, and Will
Parity and Continue
The dispensary system won in the
late primaries by decisive majorities
in both the Senate and the House of
Representatives. Mr. Ansel's election
to the governorship was more of ft
personal victory for him than a ver
dict against the dispensary, as he was
voted for by thousands of people who
voted for dispensary candidates for the
legislature. Several of the so called
probibitlon counties have elected dis
pensary advocates to both branches of
the legltfature, whila most of them
gave Ansel good majorities. This
shows that tbe people did not regard
the vote for governor as the test vote
on the dispensary question, and the
fact that tbe people have elected ft
dear majority of both the Senate and
the Hquse favorable to the dispensary
shows that they still believe that the
dispensary is the best solution of the
liquor question. Returns are incom
plete up to the time of going to press,
and it is impossible to give the exact
majorities. The following is the vote
as far as heard from in the State:
M. F. Ansel.38 553
R. I. Manning.....28.415
J. Fr?ser Lyon.40,091
Jas. W. Ragsdale.25,722
J. M. Sullivan.;.36,006
John H. Wharton.28.48a
The vote fell off in the country dis
tricts but lnoreased in the olties and
towns. Had a full vote been polled
tbe race for governor would have been
muoh closer, as the towns and eitles
generally gave Ansel majorities while
the county was for Manning.
A Young Lady Shoots Herself Witb
a Small Pistol.
At Greenville, S. C, on Thursday
afternoon Miss Luolle Haddon, .ft
beautiful young woman about 19 years
of age, daughter of Mrs Sirah K.
Haddon, who keeps a boarding house
on north Main street, met death in a
most shocking and tragio manner ear
ly this afternoon. She wa9 shot
through tbe heart by tbe accidental
disoharge of a pistol which evidently
fell to the floor while she was remov
ing several artloles of clothing from a
Miss Hiddon had only a :tew min
utes before returned from shopping
and while out she bought a bottle of
gasoline to clean a skirt. She went
to her room and a few moments later
the report of a pistol was heard.
When members of the family reached
the room the young woman was lying
on the floor gasping for breath. She
No one was in the room when the
aooident occurred. Tbe bottle of
gasolene was oi the floor near the
body and a smoking revolver of 41
oallbre was near tbe trunk, whijh
was open and from which the unfor
tunate girl had removsd several gar
Miss Lucile was of the sunny dispo
sition and she was In her usual happy
bumor. Tbe pistol was a gift
to her two years wo and sne always
kep-i it in her t?uok. T wre is not
the least gr*. und to supp jrt a suicide
theory. The Baddon* are weil known
and hl;;htly reapeotable popple ana
live in a very desirable section of the
Mrs. Haddon mother of Mils Luclle,
has been a widow for ^ number of
years. She surported herself by keep
ing boarders. The dead girl was ft
Kreat h.^ip to her motner in running
At West Chester, Pa., just before
?elng hauged Tuursday for the mur
Jdr of Mane and John Deiniea, chil
dren whom ho had kidnapped, R;car
lo Forio attempted fl?i3ldo. Be mass
ed his wrists with tin tags from to*
o&cco pouohes. Tae jailor aelzjd him
and held him while a doctor bandag
ed bis wrists. He wa> then taken to
'he gallows and nanged. Toe crime
for wMoh Forto was executed was
committed at Howeilsville and at the
time feeling ran so high against tbe
murderer that It was necessary to
spirit him to the oouniy jail to pre
Many On One Xree.
A tree bearing twenty-three dis
tinct varieUe? uf fruit and nuts Is
growing on tue farm of Thos. Glaze,
'n Beaton ouuty, just across the
Wiilarrette R ver from Albany, Oreg
1% is healthy and flourishing. Mr.
Griazs undertook to *rjw the tree as
n nxperiment, and by judicious
grsfiing, succeeded in producing
a marvel. Iis t-esurr.d tilths kinds
: of peacbes, plums, and prun/s that
;.e c uld and graf.ed them onto the
trunk of a healthy growing app!e
i tree. All tbe grafta are gro.viog and
! bearing. Then, as a fun her experi
? ment, he grafted an almond branch
< on the sama trae, and 1? also Is grow