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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C.WEDNESDAY,MAY 27,
Republicans Trying to Revive the
Republicans Afraid to Let the People
Know How Much Money They are
Given by the Trusts for Corrupt
Legislation and Becomes Vicious
Towards the South.
A campaign contribution publicity
bill, embodying an amendment by
Mr. Crumpacker of Indiana, provid
ing for a reduction in the representa
tion in the house of the representa
tives in those States having disfranch
isement was passed by the house by
a vote of 150 to 125 following a live-;
ly debate. The measure was brought
up under suspension of the rules and
but 40 minutes were allowed in which
to discuss it.
The Southern members in particu
lar were bitter in their denunciation of
the apportionment provision of the1
bill. Mr. Williams. the minority
leader, was especially vigorous in his l
attack. characterizing the bill as be- I
ing an attempt to revive the condi
tions of Reconstruction days. On
account of the Crumpacker amend
ment the Democrats voted against
the bill in its entirety.
In brief, the provision regarding
publicity of campaign contributions
is applicable to the national commit
tees of all present parties and the
national congressional committees of
all political parties and all commit
tees, associations or organizations
which shall in two or more States in- E
fluence the result or attempt to in- a
fluence the result of an election at I
which representatives in congress are a
to be electad.
The Crumpacker amendment pro- t
vides for the re-enactment of certain t
sections of the old federal election
law, except that the idea of the torce s
bill authorizing the use of troops at s
the polls is eliminated. It also pro- J
vides that tne director of the census s
shall submit to congress a report on d
population showing the number of c
male citizens, white and black, in t
eaca State and the number disfrancb
ised for the purpose of enabling con- a
gress to ascertain the apportionment t
in representation to which ---- Sta- d
tes may be 'entitled.
,r. crumpacker explained his i:
amendments by saying they were de- a
signed against fraud and intimida- t
tion in elections. He undertook to
say, he declared that no member of t
the house would object to a law t
whose only purpose was to secure t
In the opinion of Mr. Rucker 4. Mo--.
if anything were wanting to demon
strate that the leaders and manag
ers of the Republican party in the I
house were guilty of deceit and false
pretense the bill supplied that want.
Expressing the belief that Mr.
Crumpacker, in including his amend
ments to the publicity bill, did not
represent the sentiment of the lead
ers on the part of the majority mi at
tempting to revive the principles of ?
the force bill, Mr. Lassiter' protested ~
against the measure.
Mr. Gillespie warned the house
that by passing the bill the condition
of the negro would be made worse
than at present.
Fllowing brief remarks byI
Nessrs. Bennett and Bonynge in sup
port of the bill, Mr. Williams mad -
a vigorous speech against it. The'
great old party." he began. 'has re
oved itself into a vaudeville stock
ompan." He charged the Repub
licans w-ith not daring to face any
great public question in a fair and
t~raightforward way. by combining
several proposition in one .il
.What are you trying to do." he in
ured "Does the gentleman from
ofthe clock ofheimenback half a cen
tury Does ne think he can produce
terys of the carpet-bagger and
te dyson~i1t in the South once
osrect Doe hemthink the business
rest ofthe North will stand for
aerre off the saturnalia?"1
a eureuction in representation
aTend enhe declared, had been
dded to defeat the preducitg bthe
"You ha've no ide Calforni Massa
aeiligto take the issue.-fi
was dired to ignore amendmet
and the Re u~Cns were~willin toi
erfre along racial lines, the
erP suffr tat State were ready for
pehe ganlt "Throw it down when
teve aontlease'" he exclaimed. "As
to the reduction of ou represnaio
n cngressh sid "i God' nae
talc it and welcome to it bu; b
honest when you do irthat ifth
M.Williamrs declare hti h
Mr.iit fetr f the bill should be
pulcoty laturet wildamn your Republi
come lart ad be worse for you than
the frce al whic defeated Harri
the.for was all false pretenses, he
son. red ad h sid to the Republi
d clas"ed childre you are playing
ihre in a powder mgaie. sHe
the y aer fos enough to beliEee
ta he South would ever agai sub
mit to the policesw to whiah andhe19
mitted when she wa ekadhl"
Children fnder Treatment.
The nine children bitten in Greenl
.le b- a mad dog were taken tO
Atlanta for treatmfent, but only fe
wre found to need treatment. Mr
-ac'e. who went with the children.
ss The physicians in charge of the
intitute told him the dog had aboul
e wt case of hydrophobiaimagmn
bl an examination showing its brait
cell to be full of hyddrophobia germs
DRINK MORE WATER.
MOST PIEOPLE DRINE ENTIRELY
It Should Be Taken Chiefly Between
Meals and Not WhiIe Eating-Give
the Water Cure a Trial.
One of the most universal dietetic
tailings is to neglect to take enough
water into the system. When one
stops to think of the many functions
which water has to perform in the
body, the need of a large supply is
realized. The uses of water in the
body may be summarized as follows:
It furnishes the blood with a fluid
nedium so that nourishment may be
taken to all parts of the body and
the waste removed, and this causes
-apid changes ia the tissues.
?. It enters into the composition
) all tissues of the body.
3. It forms the chief ingredient of
1l the fluids of the body and main
tains their proper degree of dilution.
4. It serves to distribute the heat
t the bedy.
5. It regulates the temperature of
he body by the process of absorption
It is estimated that water com
oses about 70 per cent of the entire
ody weight, and it is an almost
iniversal solvent. Its importance,
berefore to the system cannot be
The amount of water required by
heal:hy Individual in twenty-four
onrs is on an average between sixty
ce and seventy ounces, besides
,bout twenty ounces taken in as an
igredient of solid food, thus mak
ag a to a- of eighty-five to a'.nety
A great many people leading sed
tary lives take too little water, and
iso err in taking it for the most
art when eating. A certain amount
water should form a part of every <
teal, and particularly is it necessary
those who have very active diges
It assists the escape from the I
omach of those substances made
amble by the action of the gastric
nice and the churning effect of the I
tomach, and will oftentimes make i
igestion comfortable when it other- I
ise would be attended with dis
While some liquid should be taken t
ith the meals, the foods should not
e washed down, for this interfere;
ith digestion (especially starch
igestion), and may also cause the 1
dividual to swallow morsels of food C
Itogether too large and resisting for
he stomach to manage comfortably.
The proper time for taking the 1
ulk of fluid is between meals, par- I
icularly early in the morning before 1
reakfast, and at night before retir- <
Iease Wall Street and the Thieving
The Springfield Republica' says
e platform adopted by the Minne
ota Democrats in pliting Gov. John
n before the country as a Presiden
al candidate, is manifestly keyed
> suit the Eastern and Southern con
ervative wing of the pairty, while
ontaining compliments and conces
ions calculated to concilate the fol
wing of Mr. Bryan. No one who
ras ignorant of Go-v. Johnson's re
ord in Minnesota would know from
his platform how much of a radical
ie had been in his present office, for
:he platform contains no hint of
ome of the policies which, as Gov
rnor, he'has advocated.
This appeal to the conservative
ring of the national Democracy is.
iowever, the kind of politics which
~ov. Johnson's Presidential candidacy
iow forces upon him. He must win
;he nomination, if that be possible.
tt by competing with Mr. Bryan in
is own line, but by setting himself
ip as a contrast. Gov. Johnson's
'residential candidacy had its origin
n the growing desperation of those
Democrats who could not endure the
hought of another Bryan candidacy
r the thought of Bryan in the White
Rouse, and its chief dynamic force is
rierived from the bitterness felt for
Bryan by the elements represented
ost conspicuoly by the New York
The .Johnson platform will not
displease those elements. They are
making a stubborn contest in the
hope of taking advantage of the two
thirds rule, and it is upon that alone
that. practically speaking. Go-v. John
on' hopes now rest.
Who Had Killed No Less Thant Six
The South Bend police authorities
were informed Friday of the arrest
-of James Dremnmingstall, accused of
the murder of six persons, near Do
Dremmingstall has already confess
ed to the murder of two persons. ac
cording to the police and they fur
ther say that they will have no diffi
culty fastening the other murders
upon him. The arrest was brought
aot by Dremmrinlgstall's wife. who
voluntarily told the police that she
feared that she was to be murdered.
She said her husband had deter
mined to kill her because he fearedi
she would tell of his many crimes.
Trap Fostal Clerk.
IA fter nineteen years in the service
Frederick J. Holdermani. of Statlor
L. at Lexington avenue and On
Hundred and Twenty-fifth street. N
Y., was arrested Friday. Inspector:
Iut two test letters containig mone:
in the mail and Holderman, it is al
eged had them when searched.
DIES OF RABIES.
Heard Doctors Say "You Die in
One Other Man and a Girl in Danger Ip
From the Satme Dog, and Are Now
Being Treated in the Pasteur In- a
stitute. Took in Stray Cur. r
The prediction of death passed up- b
on William H. Marsh last Monday by
the physicians of the Pasteur Insti- n
tute at New York was fulfilled two a:
days after when he died of hydro
phobia. Unconscious from the ad- h
ministration of opium. the wealthy l t*
Brooklyn manufacturer escaped the f2
last tortures of rabies ti
Warned by Dr. W. L. Wheeler fa
two days ago that he did not have ti
mor than three or four days to live,
Mr. Marsh, who to all appearances M
then was in the best of health, turn- P:
ed to leave the Pasteur Institute and vc
drive back to his home at No. 74 d<
Ocean aenue. Flatbush. w
"Before I go, doctor. tell me just I he
how long you give me to live. I lit
have things to arrange before I die,"
said Mr. Marsh without the slightest te
sign of excitement. ra
"You must get all important busi- tic
ess cleared up within thirty-six he
iurs," answered the doctor. "You ha
may live twice that long, but youl iff
ill be suffering thee. You will not sa
)e in a mental condition to attend th
o business." an
"Thank you, doctor." replied Mr. ou
arsh. Then he turned to his son to
nd said: mi
"We will go home now, boy." th
When Mr. Marsh entered his home. se
pposite Prospect Park. he called his on
ife, three sons and two daughters m
M d told them of the sentence of th
Leath that had been passed upon him. sel
Chen he gave his attention to 1si- th
ess details and prepared to die. with
he one request that his end be made an
eaceful by the use of d bu
Ramsey Marsh. the twi : -one-year de
old son, and Miss ENt:i Thompson' thi
ookkeeper for Mr. Marsh. are tak- da
ng the Pasteur twatment in an ef- bo
ort to ward off an :cttmck of rabies. to
he young man does not recall heing thi
itten, but Miss Thompson was at
acked by the dog the day after Mr. la
[arsh contracted the disease, and th<
ustained a bad bite on her chin. 1~.
Four years ago, when he opened
Lp his factory, he found a little dog 24
n the street.
"I need a watchdog. and this little a
ellow is t' be our mascot," he told MI
s emplcy'es. This was the name- fe
ess dog-each employe had a dif- of
erent naune for the animal-that th
aused the death of Mr. Marsh. be
As near as the employes can recall,
he dog entered the office about six a
'eeks ago. with a cut on its side. It a
vhined around the -feet of ..r. Marsh. do
vho was busy with his daily mail. r'e<
"Something wrong with you, old if
ellow?" asked Mr. Marsh. and he do
eaned over and patted him. On dis- wt
overing the wound he dropped his al
'ork washed the cut and tied it up In
'ith care. tai
"There you are, old fellow; now
un away," he said. The brute licktl(
d his masters hand. and Mr. Marsh he
~ommented on the action, saying le,
hat if ever a dog was trying to thank be
ny one it was this one.
No one is sure, not even Mr. 01
Iarsh, but it is sup~posed he had a b
ore from a hangnail on one of his flr
nge! By this means the dreaded ai
'irus entered his system. making the hi
third known case of its kind in the
history of rabies.
Last Saturday morning Mr. Marsh T1
ad occasion to go to the basement
f the factory to test one of the met- hi
rs. He turned on a water faucet 10
and the rushing of the water seemed 1
o ,have a strange effect on him. He!
commented on it at the time, but
arried out his work. An hour later c
he told Mr. Banger'ter that he felt
sore and wvanted to stretch all the
"I am not sure. but I would not t
e a bit surptrised if I am sufferinga
rom"---Mr. Marsh did not con- S
tinue the sentence. but the sudden a
wwitching of his throat seemed to h
ork him into a nerous condition.
" think I will go to see a doctor.,I
he said. and. taking his hat, started
o 1 the office of Dr. H-enry M1. Cullin
an. No. Z Linden avenue, a few blocks
rom the factory. Iustead of going
oto he office. Mrt. Marsh made a num
br of calls on friends on his wa"
home. stopping at a road house less
than a block fronm his home.
' Saturday evening he spent at home.
a numberi of his friends, including
Mr. Bangeter,. calling to discuss
business mtatters. l.ie still comp~laim
ed of pains and the nervous twitch
ing about his throat. d
Sunday morning he realized that
he was seriously ill anu Dr. Cullin
an was called. Mri. Marsh still failed
t confide his suspicionls to his family v~
or to the physician, and it was not
until Monday morning that Dr'. Cul
lian had a chance to nmake a com
plte nvetigation. i nent it was that I
h e told his patienit he thoungne he w'as
s ffering from rab~ies'.
Calling a carriage, they made a
hurried tr'ip to the Pasteut' Institute
n weny-third street. It required
hut a few second~s for Dr. WXheeler to
make the test, and then came the
fatl sentence that the ..seur cure!
would he of no help to .xr. Marsh.
le was told that he had waited too
log. Dr. \\ heeler' informed ..a pa
tient that an effott was being made
n.,w by t he Paris branch of the in
sittution to find a cure for a man in
hii adanced stages.
-"No hopes of that man returningi
in time to hellp me?" he asked.
"None." the doctor replied.
?nen came the drive to the pretty
home in Brooklyn. where his wife
and children were anxiously await
A-e telling his family that the
JE PAYS DEATH PENALTY FOP
*ery Few People Allowed to Witness
the Execution, Which Took Place
in Jail Yard.
Jim Malloy, colored, was hung al
Bennettsville on Friday for the bru
al murder of his wife over one year
go. The trap was sprung at 11.39
ad at 12.08 Drs. Carmichael and
inney pronounced him dead as a
asult of strangulation. His body
as cut down and taken away and
uried in the potters' field, his fami
refusing to take charge of the re
ains. The execution was orderly,
ad only a few witnessed it.
The gallows on which ;?ailoy was
anged was about 12 feet high. A
ap door had been fixed allowing a
1i of about 7 feet. The cutting of
.e rope allowed the trap door to
l, and the body dropped through
Before the executionthe Revs. John
oultrie, R. F. Harrington, F. W.
rince and B. C. Jackson held de
tional exercises in the cell of the
)omed man. Malloy said that he
as ready to meet his God, and that
was going to his death with ma
;e towards none.
At 11.27 Sheriff J. B. Green en
red the cell and read the death war
nt to Jim. Accompanied by Depu
,s Hinson Odom and A. C. Green,
then marched to the scaffold. His
nds and legs were tied. The sher
asked him if he had anything to
y before he was hung. He said
at he had made his peace with God.
d that he was going to death with
,t fear. He said that he deserved
die and asked the sheriff not to
end it. He asked Gods blessings on
e sheriff, the deputies and all pre
at. He asked Mr. E. W. Evans,
whose place he committed the
urder, to tell his mother-in-law
at he had nothing against her, and
it his love to them all and asked
at they meet him in Heaven.
The black cap was then adjusted,
d at 11.39 the trap was sprung,
t the fall failed to break the mur
rer's neck, and it was 12.08 when
doctor's announced that he was
ad as a result of strangulation. His
dy was cut down and taken away
the potter's field and buried by
The sheriff, in accordance with the
t', allowed only a very few to see
execution. More than 1,000 ap
ed for admission cards.
The murder was committed on the
th of April, 1907. in the after
on. and that night the sheriff had
plication for cards to the hanging.
lloy was about 30 years old, six
t in height, and appeared to be
the average intelligence. Before
a execution he had allowed his
ard to grow out and his face was
ered by it. He met death bravely,
owing that he had been saved. *
:tors had but little hope of his
overy, he asked his son. Ramsey,
he had come in contact with the
g. and gave instructions to send
)rd to the factory at once to warn
employeS to hurry to the Pasteur
stitute if they had come in con
t with the animal..
Mr. Marsh had many business de
L that he wanted to arrange and
was anxious about a patent noise
s gun that Mr. Bangere haad
en working on for some~
"Father tried to cheer'
e of the sons yesterday. " I
nes that he might liv. > -e
'st stages of the disease L .assed
d when he realized this, ne knew
could not live."
t was not until Monday that Mr.
arsh had to give up and go to lbed.
1 convulsions had set in. and it
as only with the greatest effort that
could keep his mind on the varn
s ssubjects he wanted to clear up.
.isday saw a slight change for the
>rst, and then came the refusal of
I food. The family called in a
rps of doctors who labored over the
tient but medical skill could do
Tuesday morning, telegrams,
lephone messages and letters began
riving at the Marsh home by the
ore. People drove up in carriages
d automobiles, all declaring they
d a sure cure if but given a chance.
Cranks, attracted by the first pub
shed accounts of the story, declared
ey could cure by prayer, by digging
p the dog and other methods. Physi
as seeking advertisements wired
the family offering their cures,
ad from San Franeirco came one
essage that read: "God and His
irculous powers will cure you.
So frequent became the telephone
ills and the messages that the fami'
had the telephone and front doox
About noon Tuesday the suffering
M r. Marsh became so great thai
rugs were given to him. which hac
l result of lessening his pain. Ar
ift was made to give him liquic
yd, but the doctors decided tha
Shortly before 5 o'clock Dr. CulI
nan discovered that the patient wa
inking fast and that the pulse wa
rowing weaker with every beat. H.
Lfied Mr.s Marsh and the childre;
tha the end was but a matter of mc
ient. At 5 o'clock the end came.
FI E PERSONS JKILLED).
choolhouse is Wrecked, but Teaclh
ers and Pupils Escape Tniury.
Mrs. Fred Grott was killed an
evvral others injiured in a tornad
chcch struck Lincoln. Kan.. a sma:
town northwest of Saliana, Kan.. Fr
The tornado also killed three pel
sons and did much damage near Cla
Southern Iowa was swept by
terrific windstorm. The Grant schot
in lbia was wrecked just fiftee
mintes before assembly time. Pul
i. s eand aher<: e=caped injiury.
HAD CLOSE CALL.
MR. W. S. BROWN WAS DISCOVER
ED JUST IN TI1E.
To Save Him From Being Asphyxiat
ed at Wright's Hotel in Columbia
on Friday Morning.
The Columbia State says: Mr. W.
S. Brown of Lancaster was found in
room 264, Wright's hotel, Friday
morning about 7 o'clock in an un
uonscious condition, due to the in
halation of gas. It is possible that
he would have been asphyxiated with
in half an hour if the odor of the
escaping gas had not been discover
Many seemed to think teat Mr.
Brown had deliberately turned the
gas on in an attempt to end his life,
but Mr. Robert C. Wright gives it as
his opinion that Mr. Brown turned
the gas on and forgot to light it and
that his near call for death was ac
cidental. Mr. Brown left the hotel
about 10 o'clock, before he could be
seen by a reporter for The State.
Mr. Brown registered at Wright's
about 1 o'clock Thursday morning.
He asked what time the train for
Charlotte left. On being informed
the time of departure of the 6
o'clock train for Charlotte he told
the clerk, Mr. Cronenburg, that he
did not care to get up that early and
left a call for 7 o'clock. He paid his
night's lodging in advance and was
assigned to room No. 264.
When the porter went up to call
Mr. Brown he received no response
from his knock on the door. The
transom was slightly open and the
fumes of escaping gas were detected.
The matter was reported at the office
of the hotel immediately and a hurri
ed investigation was made. No re
sponse came 'o repeated knocks on
the door ana it was finally forced
open. Mr. Brown was found lying
across the bed in an unconscious con
dition and the gas jet was turned full
Dr. McIntosh was summoned and
after working with Mr. Brown - for
quite a while restored him to con
sciousness. It is said at the hotel
that Mr. Brown had little to say re
arding the affair and at 10 o'clock
walked out of the hotel.
If Mr. Brown turned the gas on in
a deliberate attempt to commit sui
cide no reason for his act is known in
Columbia. It is said that' he is an z
insurance agent, but nothing could
be learned about his affairs. *
STABBED SLEEPING SON.
:Pather Kills Boy After They Had En
tered Into a Death Pact. C
Bad investments, sweeping away
millions of dollars, caused Henry
Rudolph Amann, of Chicago, Ill., to
enter into a death pact with his 12
year-old son. The lad is now dead.
stabbed in the heart whue sleeping
n his father's arms. The father was
taken to the hospital, where it is
believed his self-inflicted wounds will
prove fatal. It was learned after the
urder and attempted suicide that
mann would in a few days have re
eived a liberal portion of an estate
The crazed man, once a million
aire, told a pitiful tale to the surgeon
t Fort Sheridan. it appears he in
tended suicide until the lad noted
that his father was losing 'his mind
nd would not leave him. The boy
pleaded that he be not left alone in
the world and the father then tried
o persuade him to take laudanum
that he might be killed. The lad:
gave assurance that he needed no
drug and that when the time came
for carrying out the pact the father
stated his son wefi't to sleep in his
arms. Then the father said ne wait
ed till he knew the boy was asleep.
-pened the son's shirt, and drove the
knife into the calmly beating heart
to the hilt. A thrust at his own
heart failed to kill Amann and after
lying unconscious for several hours
he crawled to Fort Sheridan, where
soldiers were sent to the house and
found the dead youngster, a sinile on
his upturned face.
Amann was 43 years of age and
stated that though he knew money
was due him from several accounts
and that be was sure to get it, he
could no wait.*
SENT BACK HOME.
The Times Says Florence Police Aid
in Rescue Work.
The Florence Times says a very
sad case was brought to the attention
of the town authorities there Sunday
morning when two young girls. Mag
gie Smith and Lillie Campbell. ages
about 16 and 18 years appealed to
the police to help them get back to
their home in Columbia.
Lillie Campbell told the story to
Officer Cain of how she and her
friend had been pursuaded to come
to Florence by a woman who lived
there. Saying that everything had
been misrepresented to them. They
were told that this was a fine place
to live and that they could easily
obtain employment and would get
Lillie accepted her story and came
down here with this woman Friday.
When they arrived at this woman s
house they at once realized that the::
could not be satisfied at such a piae.
-They became dissatisfied and war~tedl
to leave and were ill treated b.; this
woman who tried to force them to
Istay. They said that they were de
Stermined to leave that place and go
Iback to their people in Columbia if
They went to tbe residence or a
citizen about 10 o'clock Saturday
~'night and were allowed to spend the
night. The next morning their case
awa reported to the police and the
dresult of the whole thing was that
nthe woman who had pursuaded them
-to come down here was made to pay
her way back to Columbia.
SOLID FOR BRYAN
Delegates instructed For Him By
the State Convention.
WITHOUT ANY DEBATE
The Iron Clad Resolutions Instruct
ing for the Great Commoner Were
Passed Without Any Discussion or
Division.-The Bryan Sentiment
Was Nearly Unanimous.
The State Democratic Convention
put itself squarely on record for Wil
liam Jennings Bryan on Wednesday
as the Democratic candidate for Pres
ident. The convention, which met at
noon in Cc,.umbia on Wednesday, to
select eighteen delegates to the Dem
>cratic National Convention, four at
large and two each from the seven
congressional districts, voted in fav
>r of instructing its entire delegation
to vote for Bryan at Denver, "first,
ast and all the time." A resolution
:o this effect was adopted without
Ex-Speaker of the House M. L.
mith was made permanent chairman
tnd made a patriotic address to the
onvention, after which other per
nanent officers were chosen. The
present secretaries were reelected.
senator Clifton was made treasurer
nd J. S. Wilson sergeant at arms..
Permannet vice presidents were
hosen as follows, each going in with
ut opposition: Fifth district, C, M.
Viggins; second district, D. S. Hen
erson; third district, R. A. Thomp
on, fourth district, Howard B. Car
isle; fifth district, J. Harry Foster;
ixth district, Dr. Olin Sawyer, seven
h district, R. I. Manning.
Immediately after organizing a
esolution was introduced referring
.11 the resolutions to the resolutions
ommittee, but while this was imme
liately amended so as to except the
esolutions referring to instructing
r not instructing the delegation to
)enver, the Bryan people ins'sting
hat it was much more mauly and
ourageous to vL :n this question
.irectly and unbiased by any com
The first resolution calling for
ryan came from Editor W. E. Gun
ales, of The State. Several :tihc'rs
ffered resolutions along the same
ne. Mr. Herndon introduced a res
lution carrying out Senator Till
an's idea of instructing the delega
ion to adopt thu unit rule. This
vas voted down, and an effort was
hen made to carry the whole matter
ver to the evening session, but this
Finally a substitute was offered by
. P. Pollock that the delegation be
nstructed to vote for Bryan first,
ast and all the time, the resolutions
:omittee to suitably draft such a
esolution during the afternoon for
Ldoptionl in the evening session. This
as adopted amid cheers from all
,ortions of the hall. The convention
hen took a recess for dinner and re
issembled at 8 o'clock.
After the convention reassembled
a the evening the comimttee on prat
rm and resolutions reported the
'olwing, which was -unanimously
"We heartily endorse, as the can-,
idate of the Democratic party for
)resident of the United States, Wil
iam Jennings Bryan and hereby in
trut and direct that the vote of
south Carolina in the national con
renton at Denver be cast as a unit
or his nomination until the same
By the ternms of this resolution the
south Carolina delegates are bound
o support Bryan on the first ballot
s well as on every subsequent bal
ot nuless his name should be with
Irawn. The meaning of the resolution
s that he, Bryan will get 18 votes
from South Carolina "first, last and
all the time," as declared in the Pol
lck resolution adopted in the morn
The convention then proceeded to
elect delegates to carry out the above
instructions. Senators Tillman and
Gary were elcted by acclamation as
wo delegates at large and Gen. Wilie
Jones and Col. H. H. Walkins were
elected as the other two by the con
vntion. W. F. Stevenson. T. B.
Crews, 3. P. Grace and R. F. Smith
were elected alternates.
The nominations for district dele
gates were then announced as fol
First district-T. R. Waring and
D. F. J. Carroll; alternates, J. E.
McCoy and WV. E. Kirby.
Second district--L. J. Williams
and . E. Harley; alternate. N. Chr'is'
Thi'd district-Kenneth Baker and
v. J. Stribling; alternates, H. C.
Tillman and C. D. Mann.
Fourth district-B. F. Townsend
and W. C. Black; alternates. Clarene
Cunningham and S. J. Nichols.
Fifth district--John G. Richards.
Ji., and J. M. Cherry; alternates, W
W. Dixson and N. W. Hardmn.
Sixth district-J. H. Manning and
D. H. Tr'axler; alternats. W. H. An
drews and D. A. Spiv'ey
Seventh district--T. F. Brantle)
and . H. Clifton; alternate, J. 5
These nominations were confirmec
by the Convention.
Dr. Sawyer nominated Senator Till
man as memb~er of the national exec
utive committee and he was electe<
~Resolutions of regret at Senato
llnan's sickness and absence wa
i'e Jail and Glets Long Sentence.
William Gariy. arrested for
byish prank and lockedl in the .ia
t Derby, Conn.. set fire to th
bilding causing flames which ovei
came officers and enabled hinm t
make his escape. He was recaptul
e after a long run and is now sern
ng eht months in jil.
SAILED FOR EUROPE FROM BOS
TON ON SATURDAY.
Says We Have the Republicans Beat
en and that Bryan Will Be Elect
ed in November.
A special dispatch from Boston to
the Charleston Post says Senator Till
man, in an interview just before he
stepped aboard the Canopic with Mrs.
Tillman for a European trip, Satur
day morning said, referring to the
presidential election, "We have them
licked. The other fellows are in a
broken and disgruntled state."
Regarding the outlook for the com
ing Presidential election the Senator
said: "I am going to Europe for two
reasons. One is to escape the Pres
idential campaign. and the other is
to have a rest and a good time. I
am tired and am going away to get I
back my health. I am going to
Spain to see if they can cook garlic
the way I like it. No poking around I
for curiosities or beautiful paintings C
Mr. Tiliman also in the course of
the interview likened President Roos- t
evelt to Caesar. "While the President
may be the wisest man in the United n
States today, I am not willing to ac
knowledge it," he declared. "I i
think there is no fear of Mr. Roose- e
velt's being the next President. Wil- n
liam Jennings Bryan is the man who t
will next occupy the White House."
Accompanying the Senator is his c
physician, Dr. J. W. Babcock, of Co- e
FOUGHT MANIAC HIGH IN AR. p
Policeman Won on Three-Foot Plat- z
form, 83 Feet Above Ground. 0
Battling for life on a three-foot a
platform, 85 feet above ground, and i
aintained only by a slender,' sway
ing flagpole with one hand, Patrol- w
an James H. Omohundro subdued ti
and captured George Gall, a lunatic o
who escaped from the observation c'
ward in the St. Louis, Mo., hospital a
and climbed to the top of the dome. cl
When the man began his ascent he t'
carried an iron rod and with this ti
overpowered the guards. -When Po- it
iceman Omohundro appeared the o
same iron rod was much in evidence ei
but the officer used his club. Breath- h
less crowds watched the struggle
between man and maniac. When both tl
were nearly exhausted the officer's a
helmet fell from the platform. Gall d
ooked over the platform to see the fi
descent. In an instant the officer a
dealt him a blow that ended the fight. tc
Gall was lowered to the ground with a
rpes. Omoundro was badly bruised a
and cut up. *
FIENDISH CRIME FRUSTRATED. T
Six Year Old Child Was Intended a
The Columbia State says an at- a
empted criminal assault upon the
-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. a
andifer, who live at 1420 Lady b
street, resulted in an exciting chase p
by the police after Antley Robinson,
a negro boy, his subsequent capture c
and removal to the State penitenti- t
ry. The details of the affair show e
a remarkable tendency toward crimi- b
nal life by the boy, who is only 12 s
years of age. Robinson, whose t
mother worked in the house, attacked '1
the little girl, whose mother was at- <1
tracted by the screams. The boy ran j
as soon as he heard the mother com
ing and although caught, wrenched
away from her grasp and started
out of the yard. He was struck by I
a brick hurled by the mother of the
child and a long gash cut in his
head. The boy has made a confession
of his guilt. *
Oklahoma and Texas Swept by Most
Oklahoma and Texas have been
visited in the last few days with most
terrific rain storms. A dispatch from
Muskogee says there is not a rail
road in operation as a result of the
heavy rains and cloud bursts that1
have occured in that State. Many
railroad bridges have been destr'oy
ed and the crops badly damaged.
Texas has suffered nearly as bad as
Oklahoma. Some parts of the State
have been devastated by the rain
Hopkins School Board Member Thinks
It Is Beer.
At the Hopkins high school conm
mencemnt barbedc in Richland
county Friday afternoon. Ross Scott
McKenzie. a member of the school
board and otherwise prominent. pour
ed chloroform from a beer bottle he
found in Dr. WV. WV. Ray's buggy, mn
to a bottle, mistaking and drinking
it for whiskey. McKensie was ta'ken
violently ill and fell in a state of
coma. He was considered ..out of
danger Saturday morning.
A Young W~omanl Inhales Gas in Po
lice Station Cell.. .. ...
jennie Bllunt, a young woman who
was sentenced to f'our years in the
penitentiary by Judge Dike in Brook
ln. for shooting Charles M. Sanford
a lawyer, came very near' cheating
ethe law. She was found uncom:sious
in her cell in the Raymond street jail
afrom inhaling illuminating gas. Her
ire was saved by the prompt action
-of a physician. Miss Blunt shot San
fo-rd hbecause he wronged, her.
Caused jbyfan Express Train.
Crashing Into Another.
SIXTY ARE KILLED
Defective Switch Throws Fast Mail
Against Local Train Carrying Pil
grims to the Shrine at Turnbout,
all of Whom Were Killed or Seri
One of the most disastrous rail
'oad accidents in recent times oc
:ured at Contich, a station six miles
outheast of Antwerp, Belgium, on
he main ine at 8 o'clock Friday
horning. The exact number of vic
ims had not been determined up to
ate in the night owing to the difn
ulty of removing the bodies from
he debries, but the latest estimate
laces the number at sixty -killed and
ne hundred wounded.
The catastrophe appears to have
een due to a defective switch, where
he main line crosses a local line. At
his point a train carrying a large
umber of pilgrims on their way to
he Shrine at Turnbout, was stand
ig. Into this the Antwerp-Brussels
press dashed at a speed of fifty
iles an hour, literally leaping on
)p of it.
The heavy coaches of the express
cashed t,.. .snter train into splint
rs. The sides of the express cars
ere torn from their fastenings, the
oors practically col-lapsing, thus
recipitating the passengers to the
de uninjured, when they fled fren
ed across the field.
But for this fact the death roll
ould be muca greater. Few of the
cupants of the local train escaped
ive. Those not killed were badly
Ljured, many of them mortally.
The rescuers, even the doctors,
ere sickened at the sight that met
Leir gazes. Evidences - were found
horrible death struggles that oc
ired in mue coaches. At one place
dismembered hand was found
utching one of the supports of the
>rn car. One body was lying across
fe boiler of the locomotive crushed
to a shapeless mass. The majority
the dead could'not be recognized,
ther being decapitated or their
ads being terribly crushed.
The signal man- at Contich saw
at his switch was not working just
the Antwerp express came thun
ring down the line. He leaped
-om the window of his signal station
ad heroically ran down the track
ward the oncoming train, waving
red flag. His effort was too late to
vert a disaster.
The engineer and fireman of the
press were killed at their post.
he judical authorities of Antwerp
>on arrived on the scene and opened
a .investigation into the disaster.
hey ordered the signal man in
targe of the switches under arrest,
tthough it is believed by the authori
yes that they were blameless.
Prince Albert went to Contich this
Eternoon and visited. the wounded,
aving cancelled an engagement to
reside at a banquet at Antwerp.
With regard to the cause of the
llision, a railroad. offical stated
at the switches were being repair
, and that tne workmen who had
een placed at the temporary hand
witch appeared to have made a
iistake or the switch failed to act.
'he engineer, it was stated, saw the
anger' and applied the brakes, but
;was'too late to avert the disaster.*
TRUSTS FOUGHT BRYAN.
[e Appreciates Work of Friends in
Alabama and Pennsylvania.
At Philadelphia Bryan said with
eference to the outcome of the Ala
ama primaries where he secured an
pparent victory for control of the
elegates to the Denver convention.
Alabama was claimed .by the op
osition and while the vote is not a
urprise to me. it attracts attention
ecause the returns answered the
aisrepresentations which have been
ent out. The primary system en
bles the voters to express themselV
"I appreciate very much the fight
hat has been made by friends in
'ennsylvania and Alabama, for in
kabama they had a 'steel trust to
ight and in Pennsylvania they had
ot only the steel trust, but several
>ther trusts. In act. I do not know
if any other State in which our peo
>e had so much to overcome as they
iad in Pennsylvania."
WRECK OF AN AIRSHIP.
rhe Gas Bag of Mammioth Dirigible
A mammoth airship, 300) feet long
an its trial trip in Berkeley. rose 300
feet from the earth in view of 10,
1)00 spectators, tilted. hurst and drop
p ed to the ground with its crew of
16 men. every one of whom was in
jured. With the possible exception
of one all will recover. Seven were
severely hurt while nine were cut
and bruised. As the gas bag burst
and the ship fell towards the earth,
men, women and children screamed
and ran in every direction. Several
women fainted, and children twere
Pnocked down. A cry of horror rose
as several men leaped from the ship
and hurled themselves to eartn,
where they landed with thuds that
rought groans for the injiured and
reated alarm among the onlookers.*
Monster Whale Caught.
A large whale was caught at Cape
Lokout Sunday and was towed to
Beaufort, N. C.. where it wiht be pull
ed out of the water by the ship yard
railways. The monster is about .,0
feet long and 25 feet around the body.
The estimated value of the bone and
oi is $600.