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Of the Guinness Murder Gets
Blacker and Blacker.
KILLED FOUR PEOPLE
At a Christmas Jollity at Her La
Porte Home-The Blood Lust of
This Horrible Woman Surpasses I.
Anything of the Kind in Modern1
A dispatch from La Porte. Ind..
says the murder of four persons. she r
had invited to her "House of Hor
rors" as her guests at a Christmas
party. is the latest atrocity charged f
to Mrs. Belle Guinness, La Porte's t
arch assassin, who is being sought by c
the police of practically the whole
From a careful identification of f
the unidentified bodies which have a
been recovered from the "soft spots" t
of Brookside farm, and the compari- a
son of other evidence, it is now al
most certain that the woman slayer
committed her quadruple crime on
Christmas night of 1906.
Jennie Olson. John Moo, of Elbow
Lake, Minn.. and a man and woman I
known only as the "professor and his
wife were on that night the victims
of the Guinness woman's passion for r
This discovery corroborates in de
tail the statement by Emil Greening.
once Mrs. Guinness' chore boy, who
has been interviewed in Oklahoma
Greening said that after the party
held at Mrs. Guinness' house Christ
mas day. 1906, and the ne'xt day, De
cember 26, he noted the disappear
ance of all the guests. When he
asked Mrs. Guinness where the vis
itors had gone, she said that the
professor and his wife, who were at
the house, had gone back to their I
school near Los Angeles, California.
and had taken Jennie Olson with
One of the men at the Christmas
party is now known to have been
John Moo, of Elbow Lake, Minn., but
the persons remaining to be identified 1
are the ones described as the profes
sor and his wife.
Heretofore it has been generally
thought that Emil Greening was
wrong in saying that there was any
woman guest at the Christmas party 1
besides Jennie Olson. The explana
tion made was that probably Green
ing saw a man diessed in woman's
Four bodies were found in one
grave. One of them has been identi
fied as that of Jennie Olson -nd an
other as the remains of Jim Moo.
The third is that of a woman, and
the fourth a man of unknown iden
tity as yet
There are reasonis to believe Mr s
Guinness prepared for this slaughter
weeks ahead. The graves were dug
two months ahead by Brijiski, a Pol
ish laborer, who did odd jobs for
Mrs. Guinness. The preceeding Oct
ober Mrs. Guinness was making
girls' dresses, and when asked by
ome of the neighbors what she was
doing, she said the dresses were for
Jennie Olson, who was going away
It may be presumed from the
shreds of evidence now in the poses
sian of County Prosecutor Smith that
Mrs. Guinness had plotted to kill
three persons on this occasion-the
so-called professor, his wife and Jen
nie Olson, but Moo with his $1,500
arrived in answer to Mrs. Guinness'
matrimonial advertilsement just in
time to join the party and to be
killed and buried with the others.
Men who discovered this large
grave with the four corpses say each
body had been butchered and dissect
ed in the same manner.
With a saw the legs were cut in
two above the knee, the arms were!
removed at the sockets and the heads
cut off. The pieces were seperated
and were wrapped in burlap appar
ently so that the packages could be
handled more retadily by the woman.
3. M. Rendan, of Manfred. N I).
half brother of John Moo, identified
the watch found in Lamphere's pock
et. The number on the case and the
works, correspond with the numbers
given by Rendan as those in Moo's
Coroner Mack received a letter
from~ Mrs. Henry Witzer, N. 3254 Ma
ple street, Toledo, 0., declaring her
fear that her daughter, who was a
graduate of Valparaiso College, had
been a victim of the arch-assassin.
The girl disappeared from her
home on November 18, 1902, after1
saying she was going to visit a friend
in La Porte. She was never heard
"We will hang~ Ray Lamphere for
his part in the murders committed
by Mrs. Belle Guinness at her 'House
of Horrors' and we will clear up
many of the mysteries which sur
rounded the great La Porte case be
fore the grand jury completes its
This statement was made by the'
State's Attorney R. N. Smith. as the
La Porte grand jury began the se
cond day's session of its investigation
of the great mystery.
Chief of Police Cochrane is in re
ceipt of a letter from New York say
ing his life will pay the forfeit unless
he ceases his activity.
Another probable victim of Mrs.
Guinness came to light Tuesday when
investigation was started for Abra
ham Phillips. of Bellington, WV. Va..1
S', left there in February, 1907, 1t
c< t La Porte to marry "a rich
w: " name unknown. He left hist
farm -e other property in West Vir
ginia, took a big sum of moneyr
with hii 14e has not been seen
since. The :Trives of Phillips De
lieve the "riaK widow" was Ms
WRECKED RAILROAD BRIDGE. a
Fifty Pounds of Explosive Discharg- e
ed Under the First Span.
The new bridge under construc- s
tion on the Harlem branch of the e
New York, New Haven and Hartford s
at Bay Chester. Conn.. was wreck- T'
ed by dynainiters Tihur'sday A I
charge of fifty pounds of exliosive Ic
was discharged under the first span. TI
twisting the huge girders and practi- hi
cally wrecking the whole structure. Jf
Today's outrage followed an unsuc- n
cessful attempt to wreck a bridge on
the same railroad over the Harlem
river ear Wednesay. in
CAN'T BE FOUND.
In. IE. LEE BRT NSON OF FILOR
ENCE, S. C.
-las Apparently Disappeared and lfis
F riends1l'. Fear that Somiethiig Seri- f
oils lias Befallen Him.
Mr. f. Lee !trursns;, one of the
host lopuiar and highly res;scted
itize:s of Florence. has apparently
isappeared and no trace of him has
een found since last Saturday night
eek ago, when he was seen at the
anion station in Columbia.
Whben he left home he told his
amily that he intended going to
hart-svon to consult a special-st in
egard to his eyes, but it seems that
e w"at instead to Columbia.
Thrre is no cause known to his
amily or friends which would lead
in to remain away so long without
omrl unicating with them.
The officials of the Bank of Flor
nce. here he has been employed
or se':eral years as assistant cashier.
ssure his family and friends that
here is absolutely no evidence of
ny shortage of funds or irregularity
a his accounts. though careful exa
ilnation has been made.
He is the keeper of records and
eal of Harmony Lodge. No. R. K. of
>.. and a member of the Florence
odge. No. 1.020. B. P. O. E.
An information to Mr Brun
on's whereabouts will be gratefully
eceived by his distressed family and
is numerous friends at Florence. *
SU..ATHY FOR TILLA1N.
tate IIelocratic Convention Regret
ted His Sickness.
By a unanimous rising vote the
tate Democratic Convention Wednes
lay adopted a resolution presented
,y Mr. D. L. Sinkler of Charleston,
xpressing the sympathy of the party
or- Senator Tillman and regretting
1s absence from the councils of the
)emocracy at this important time.
In presenting the resolution Mr.
"The absence of our senior Sena
or by reason of his protracted sick
less is very regretable and deprives
his Convention of his wise counsel
mnd able leadership. His prominenc.e
n national political circles-his fa
niliarity with party conditions and
,he confidence of the people, which
e enjoys to so marked a degree,
rakes him a potent factor in party
sonventions. and I am sure that each
)f us will miss him for this gather
ing, where he is wont to fill so con
spicious a part.
". therefore, offer the following:
"Resolved, That the Democrats of
South Carolina, in State Convention
assembled, express to Senator B. R.
Tillman their sympathy with him in
his unfortunate sickness.
"Resolved.' That we regret his en
forced absence and shall miss his
"Resolved. That it is the earnest
hope of his fellow Democrats that he
be speedily restored to health and
able to return to his active official
This is the first time since 1888
that Senator Tillman has missed a
State Democratic Convention, and
for the last 18 years hie has l.een the
dominating figure in the party in
South Carolina. It is significant of
hanged political conditions that this
resolution of sympathy should. come
from Charleston. once the stronghold
of Anti-Tillmanism. and that it
should be adopted with unanimity.
SLAYER OF A FAMILY.
Confesses the Horrible Crine to the
Frank Zaztera, a Polish farm hand.
has made a confession that he kill
ed Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shep
herd and their servant, Miss Jennie
Bendy, who were fuund murdered in
Mr. Shepherd's farmhouse Saturday
H~e said he killed Mr .and Mrs.
hepherd in order to get the money
vhich he knew Mr. Shepherd had in
He waited in the parlor of the
house Saturday morning until Mrs.
hepherd came downstairs to warm
a bottle of milk for her baby, and as
he was returning upstairs with the
nilk shot her in the side and head
ith her husband's shot gun.
At the sound of the shot gun. Shep
terd came running down stairs. Zaz
era was standing in the hall with
he gun in his hands and when Shep
lerd was half way down, fired a
~harge of shot into his side. Shep
1erd dropped on the stairs and his
ody fell upon that of his wife.
Zaztera then entered the kitchen
ith the gutn. and meeting Jennie
3endy, shot her in the breast. All
:hree were instatnly killed. Zazterr
hen went in search- of Shepherd'z
noney. He told the authorities that
le hid the money somewher'e about
he house or grounds.
FOOTPADhS IN COLUMBIA.
)ne Man Sandbagged and Another
Held Up on Street.
A dispatch from Columbia to The
sews and Courier says WV. 0. Sligh.
L electrician, was held tip and rob
>ed on Lumber street. on Saturday
ight, one robber having a pistol and
rearing automobile goggles, while
he other, a negro, went through his
ockets. As soon as possible Sligh
otified a policeman on the beat and
he robbers were seen and chased.
eturning the officer's fire. but
ventually escap)ing up the Seaboard
Tuesday night Arthur M. Rogers.
lineman, was found by a street car
onductor insensible in an alley off
f Bull street. between Richland and
.umber, and a man was bending ov
' him when Conductor Drake first~
aw the body of Rogers. Drake call
d for the police and two officers re
ponded, but the robbers escaped.
here was probably nore than one.
ogers recovered consciousness. but
uld not tell what happeden to him.
he two affairs hap'ened only four
locks from each otiher. butt on dif
ret sides of Main street in the
ortherna section of the city.
The songs you cannot recall are
THE COTTON PROBLEM
NOT TOO LATE TO REDUICE TII
The Farmers Union Advising Its
Members to Plough Up Cotton and
The Farmers Union is advi isi.s. its
nmlers to plow up 25 per cent. of
their cotton just plainted and put the
same land in other crops. This is
the only effective way to get a pro
fitable price next fall and the Union
will push the plan to the utmost. The
effect of this action on the present
crop yet in the farmers hands would
he instaneous. The Carolina Union
Farmer has the following to say on
The plan to remove the possibiiity
of low-priced cotton is simple, prac
tical and effective. It is simply to
go into your fields and plow up a
giv-en amount of cotton and plant
the land in peas, corn or some for
age crop. This will cause a change
of your plans, you say? Of course it
will, but the change is absolutely ne
cessary to win your fight. You can't
afford to follow an uncertain and
foolish plan in this contest, when
there is a sure and certain way. You
can't compete successfully with the
cunning brain of the gamblers with
out using your own brain and busi
ness sense. The way to defeat an
enemy is to deceive and surprise him.
As a plan for winning this fight for
the price of cotton, it is better to plow
up the cotton already planted. than
to have reduced the acreage to that
extent at the beginning. This action
taken now is at a time when it is
too late for the Southern fools and
traitors to increase their coton ac
reage, as they would have done. if
this action had ben taken earlier in
the season. It will not only defeat
those who would. be disposed to act
the traitor. but it will attack the
gamblers' stronghold in a place least
expected, and their defeat will be
It is a fact sustained by his story
and by trade conditions that a ten
million bale crop of cotton will bring
more money in the aggregate than
a 15,000,000 bale crop. We are a
business organization and as such we
must learn business ways from busi
ness, men if we succeed. When the
manufacturers find that they are not
getting as big profit on their goods
as they want. they meet in organized
"shut down" until the price advances.
Inasmuch as the manufacturers have
decided to "shut down" rather than
pay the Minimum Price for cotton. it
is putting into practice the best kind
of business sense for farmers to de
cide to "shut down" by plowing up
a part of their cotton crop.
By plowing up a portion of the
cotton crop the benefit will come to
us in a twofold way. It will cause
the price of cotton to advance to a
point where the acres that are left in
cotton will bring more money than
the whole would have brought. There
fore. whatever crop we raise on the
land where we plow up a certain
amount of cotton. that crop will re
present a clear profit over and above
what we would have otherwise had,
in the windup. The corn, peas or
cane that is produced on the land
on which cotton is plowed up, will
add that much more value to our
products next fall, and the bestpart
about the whole plan will he the
beautifully crushing defeat of the
gamblers who intend to price our
cotton at 8c, or less, next fall. Is
the fight worth winning? This is a
matter that appeals to the patriotism
of every Southern farmer and tests
the loyalty of every Farmers' Union
man. Shall cotton prove to be an
other "lost cause" in the South? Let
each individual answer this Question
by going promptly into his field and
do some plowing that will yield a big
ger profit than the same amount of
plowing has ever yielded in this coun
NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS COSTLY.
Amounts Spent by Parties in Presi
dential Election Years.
Recent dehates in Congress on a
national publicity hill have revealed
some interesting facts, not the least
of these being that as far back as
1860, when Lincoln and Douglass
were the opposing candidates of the
Renubhlcan and Democratic piarties
respectively. tremendous amoutnts of
money were expended for campaigu
purposes. In only two Presidential
elections sice 1860' has the Repub
licans spent less than the Democrats
Those two years were in 18-1, w'hen
James C. Blaine and Grover' Cleve
land were the candidates, and in
1892, when Harrison and Cleveland
were the nominees of their party.
The following, which is believed to
be as accurate as it is p~ossible to
make it, shows the total experdt
tures of both the Republican and the
Democratic lparties since 1860:
1800). Abraham Lincoln. $100,
00O0: Douglass. $50,000.
184~4. Abraham Lincoln, $125,000:
1868. U. S. Grant. $150,000: Sey
1S72. U. S. Grant. $250,000; 1-or
ace Greely, $50.000.
1876. R. 13. Hayes. $950.000; Til
1880, Garfield. $1,100,000; Ha-f:n
1884. James G. Blain, $1,300.0'i0:
18S92. Harrison, $1.850,000: Cleve
1896. McKinley. $16.500.000O: Br:.
1900, McKinley. $9,500,000: Bry
1904, Roosevelt. $3,500,000; Par'
Russia Authorities Hanged Twenty
T1wo Men at Kiersau.
A dispatch from -Kersau. Russia,
says a wholesale execution of peaz
took place there Friday, when the
authorities hanged twenty-two men
who took part in the agrarian dlis
orders in the neighborhood of' Ek a
teinoslay. The men belonged to anl
association which was sworn to dt'ive'
out the proprietors of landed estate.
At the tim'e of the rioting the peas
ants drove the land owners from
their homes and burned their houses.
Many were rendered homeless and
great stretches of the country were
SEA BIRDS ARE IN PERIL.
Need of Wardens to Check Extinction
of Nat- n's Scavengers.
For want of wardens along the
hundred miles of Pacific Coast, re
cently reserved as a bird refuge. a
circular of the National Association
of Audubon Societies says millions
of water fowl may suffer death to
themselves and their young at the
nesting season. With thousands of
acres of such breeding havens which
they have previously obtained and
must patrol with hardy and expert
men, the National Association o' An
dubon Societies finds itself today utn
able to extend its bird guard over
the newly acquired stretch of inac
cessible sea coast. Unless funds are
forthcoming for this economic move
ment, officers of the Association say,
American bird life will again suffer
such ravages as are admittedly bring
ing its valuable sea-bird species close
to the point of extinction. The cir
Both men and boats of the staunch
est sort are required for the peril
ous work of patrolling the reefs and
rocks of the nesting birds in all winds
and weather. Some seven thousand
dollars were devoted by the Audu
bon workers last year to providing
this protection against poachers or
the diefenceless birds on their breed
ing grounds. To extend this service
to the new refuges. which the gov
ernment has lust ended, several
thousands of dollars m'ore will be
required. Beyond paying the war
dens a dollar a month for the pur
pose of their nominal control. the
Federal authorities have left the en
tire burden of maintaining this little
army of bird guards upon the Nation
al Association of Audubon Societies.
As scanengers the sea birds are
the only a_' nts t'hat stand between
the people of this country and pesti
lence, they declare. Once they
become so few as to allow the coast
refuge to accumulate, the entire
country will stand in grave danger
of heing swept by plague.
Only the annual five-dollar bills of
less than a thousand members of the
Nationat Association of Audubon So
cieties today support the extensive
work of this body. of which the eco
nomic movement to preserve the na
tion'- sea fowl is only a small part.
ith these and the limited endow
rent at their command. the workers
i the association are today unable
to carry out adequately the work cf
=.eser eing the spa fowl. which has
become national in scope. Unless
.everal thousand persons. represent
orz every section of the country. en
-- with these Audubon workers,
tis year. much in the economic cam
pagns which demand their support,
must be left undone.
"The nation's sea fowl must be
preserved now or never." said Wil
liam Dutcher. president of the asso
ciation. at its headquarters, No. 141
Broad way. New York.
"To carry out this great
eonomie work in time, we must have
the moral as well as financial support
of at least 5.ono members. I feel
sure we are going to find as many and
more thinking persons in this coun
try -vho will consider it a patriotic
privilege to enroll in a movement so
essential to the health, wealth, and
g~neral well being of the entire coun
tr, nttrely aside from sentimental
andl aesthetic motives."
Diamonds in' America
Cnt:ary- to the general impression
diamonds are sold cheaper in the
United States than in any other coun
try. This Is due to America taking
wothirds of the output of all
mines, the remaining one-third be
ing taken by all the other countries
Being the 'argest buyers. American
deers not only buy at the lowest
price, but secure the very choicest
stones. This is admitted by Euro
There is no duty on rough or un
cut stones :oming into the United
8;.ates. The American cutter's work
is superior to foreign cutting, as is
shown by the fact that nearly every
diamond weighing over one-quarter
of a carat sold in America, is cut in
On the small cut diamonds, the
duty is only ten per cent. against five
per cent. in Canada. The purchases
of Canada are so small that the lower
dty is more than offset by the in
craed eost to Canadian dealers.
The A merican merchant has a mar
ket of 80.00.000 people against Cana
The Americans have every advan
tae to enhance the intrinsic worth
of diamonds by the superior work
muanship of their cutters and under
sell all other countries.-Buiffalo Ex
Fisticuffs and Diseipline.
It is ciaimed that only by fighting
on the part of the crew can discipline
on shipboard be maintained in the
navy. But if that law were to apply
to families and schools, where impul
sive young men abound, every comn
mnnity in the land would have to
maintain mammoth rings for the set
tlement of disputes arising every
hour of the day.
Unless human nature Is changed
radically by being transplanted to a
warships deck the penalty system
sould work there as well as in civil
life. If the aggressor in a dispute
were required to make an apology or
pay a fine or go into irons or to leave
the service with a dishonorable dis
charge in case he demurred at the
milder punishment. there would no
toubt be less inclination among sea
ien .a.rang~l andi come .to h1ons.
Hypnotized for Hiccoughis.
~ynotism was resorted to as a
lst resort to save the life of Mrs. 0.
Massiner, wife of a prcominent
pysician of Bridgeport. Conn., wb^
bd been suffering from hiccoughs
fo three weeks. In the presence of
hlif a dozen other ph- aians, Drs.
Gdfrey and Smith i- .he pa
tent to concentrate I... 'nl the
ida that she could :c hic
cough. AX stale of pai ypnotismn
ws brought on and there was a
cesoion of the attack. but as the
pient came out of the spell she re
sued the hiccoughing.*
Ilryan Carries Alabama.
n the primary election in Ala
lbama on Tues'lay Bryan heat John
son three to one. This gives Bryan
the solid Alabama delegation.
A Singn of the Times: "Situation
Professional piety is satisfied with
State Democratic Executive Com
mittee Meet and Organize.
SOME CHANGES MADE
In the Constitution of the Party
Gen. Wilie Jones Re-elected State
Chairman.-The State Campaigni
Will Open June 17.-There Will
Be Two Campaign Parties.
The State says the first meeting o:
the new State Democratic executive
committee, held Tuesday night. wa
very short, but one or two matters
of importance were passed upon
Those present were:
Abbeville-A. W. Jones, Columbia
Aiken-B. F. Holley, Aiken.
Anderson-H. H. Watkins, Ander
Bamberg-E. T. LaFitte, Denmark
Barnwell-H. F. Buist. balckville
Berkeley-J. D. Wiggins, Eutaw
Calhoun--T. H. Dreher, St. Mat
Charleston-W. Turner Logan
Cherokee-T. B. Butler. Gaffney.
Chester-R. B. Caldwell, Chester
Chesterfield-W. D. Evans, proxy
CIarendon-G. M. Davis. Summer
Colleto n-J. W. Hill, Cottageville
Darlington-A. J. A. Perritt, Lam
Dorchester-Jno. D. Bivens, Giv
Fairfield-T. H. Ketchin, Winns
Florence-D. H. Traxier, Timmons
Georgetown-J. W. Doar, George
Greenville-J. T. Bramlett.
Greenwood-D. H. Magill, Green
Kershaw-J. G. Richards, Jr., Lib
Lancaster-T. Y. Williams, Lan
Laurens-T. B. Crews, Laurens.
Lee-W. A. James, Bishopville.
Lexington-D. J. Griffith, Colum
Marion-J. D. Montgomery, Mar
Marlbboro--John. N. Drake, Ben
nettsville, R. F. D. No 2.
Newberry-Cole L. Blease, New
Oconee-W. J. Stribling, Walhalla
Orangeburg--Robert Lide, Orange
Pickens-R. F. Smith, Easley.
Richland-Wilie Jones, Columbia
Saluda-W. E. Bodle, Batesburg.
Spartanburg-N. L. Bennett, Reid
Sumter-L. I. Parrott. Sumter.
Union-J. M. Greer, Union.
Williamsburg-Phillip H. Stoli
York--J. C. Wilborn, Yorkville.
As soon as the roll was called and
checked up Col. T. B. Crews to-ok the
cair and Senator Blease moved that
Gen. Wiiie Jones be elected chairman
of the State executive committee.
This was adopted unanimously. Mr.
J. D. Bell was elected secretary and
Senator Blease reported that the
books of the committee had been
checked and were found in satisfac
tory condition. The report was adopt
It was brought out that Charleston
wished a change in the Constitution.
giving the county the right to as
sess candidates for solicitors and con
gressmen in that county. It was de
cided that the assessments on all
candidates for State offices should
be the same as hereofore.
It was decided to appoint a sub
committee wifh Chairman Wilie
Jones as ex officio member to arrange
the date for the campaign. "The oth
er' members of this committee are:
C- L. Blease, A. W. Jones and D. G
There was considerable debate an
the idea advanced by Senator Blease.
suggesting that the State committee
use its efforts to change the constitu
tion, pr- -iding for two campaign par
ties this summer. Blease stated that
he would at the State convention of
the party advocate a change in the
constitution along the lines mentioned
The proposed change was finally
recommended by a division vote. It
it as follows:
"Be it resolved. That the constitu
tion of the Democratic party of South
Carolina be amended, as follows:
"-Amend article 11 by striking ou:
all of said article down to the wor"
in' on line 6 and inserting in lien:
thereof the follwing:
"'Before the election in 1908 and
each election thereafter, except as
herein provided, the State Democrat
ic committee shall appoint and ar
range for two campaign meetings in
each county to be held not less than
two weeks apart, one of which meet
ings shall be addressed only biy can
did ates for State offices and the other
only by candidates for United States
senator, United States house of rep
resentativ~es and circuit solic-itor:
Provided. That if in any election year
there shall be but one candidate for
the office of United States senator or
no opposition for State offices, the
said committee may. in its discretion,
arrange or appoint only one meeting
in each county.' "
After the committee adjoun red the
subcommittee met and decided to op
en the campaign on June 17. A
meeting will be held on May 26 to
-range the places of meeting.
California for Bryan.
The Democratic State Convention
of California meet on Wednesday.
The delegates to the National Con
vention was instructed for Bryan.
THE Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier found in
Columbia while the Democratic
State Convention was in session an.
inluential colored Republican who
said the negroes would line up for
the Democratic ticket if Johnson or,
some other man who could command
the support of the business interests:
was nominated but they would not
support Bryan. We would be glad
to have the support of all honest,
colored men, but we cannot allow
them to dictate who our candidate
behae in:ure it.
.111 Who Want to Cote Must Get New
In order that the electors raay
properly understand the act passed
by the last legislature in regard to
the re-enrollment of voters we pub
lish it below:
"Section 1. Be it enacted by the
(;eneral Assembly of the State of
South Carolina. That the Supervisors
of Registration in each County of the
State are reruired to re-enroll all
the qualified electors in this State
during the year 1908.
"Sec. 2. That at the same time
the said Supervisors shall register all
persons who may make application
therefor and who may be entitled
"Sec. ?. That for the purpose of
-uch enrollment and registration the.
said Supervisor shall keep the books
of reggistration open at the several
County seats every day (Sunday ex
elted), between the hours of nine
a. m. and six p. in. during the months
of uly and August. 1908; and in ad
-lition thereto they shall attend, dur
ing the month of September, 1908,
at least one day in each township,
in their respective Counties, of which
at least ten days' notice shill be giv
en by advertisement in a newspaper
publish in the County: and in Coun
ies containing fifty thousand inhab
itants they shall attend in each city,
town of industiral community, con
taining three hundred or more in
habitants. at least one day upon sim
STRAY DOGS KILLED.
Greenville Determined to Stamp Out
The Greenville News says as a re
sult of the proclamation issued by
Mayor Mahon on Saturday ordering
all dogs in the city killed unless they
were muzzled, between forty and
forty-five were killed Tuesday by the
policemen of the city. The officers
on leaving the station house Tuesday
were given orders by the chief to
kill every dog found on the streets,
regardless of size or vahie.
At five o'clock over forty had been
killed and Tuesday night the differ
nt policemen in the city reported
:nore. The mayor is determined that
there shall not be any further spread
-f hydrophobia if he can prevent it.
For the ext thirty days the order wi'l
be in force and if any one. has a dog
he had better keep it locked up or
muzzled. The dogs kille dwere in
all parts of the city. Policeman Rec
tor and Caps killed 37 Tuesday after
noon. The wearing of a tag does not
protect a dog. The only thing to do
is to muzzle the dog or keep it shut
up. The biting of twelve people in
Greenville recently by mad dogs is
the cause of this war on the dogs up
The World Shown Up.
Bryan's just characterization of
newspaper servility to the trusts
seens to have bitterly rankled in the
breasts of some of the editorial
writers of the New York World, and
as a consequence from that day .to
this the World lost no opportunity
to launch a blow at William Jen
nings Bryan. "In the meantime,"
says Tobacco, a journal published in
the interest of the tobacco trade,
the Nebraska statesman has paid
little v tention to the World's con
tinuous attacks, in spite of the fact
that the World itself has during the
past three month~s furnished the
most complete and ample justifica
tion for the criticism at which it
took offense, by its attitude of ser
vile submission to the-tobacco trust
-the trust which Theodore Roose
velt long ago characterized as the
worst of all the trusts
"The suit of the United States
government against the tobacco
has been on trial nine long weeks,
the hearinigs were held within a
litlte more than a stone's throw of
the World officee, and many of the
disclosures have been of a most pic
turesque and sensational character.
Under ordinary circumstances, that
s, had it been a bank, or a minor
insurance company that had been
placed on trial by the government
Ithe revelation that came out during
the trial would have been accorded
many columns of space in the World
from day to day.
"But it was the tobacco trust that
was on trail, and so the Werld
Ifound it convenient to ignore the
proceedings. except upon such rare
occasions as something could be
twisted and contorted in such a way
as to appear favorable to the tobac
Ico trust. On those rare occasions,
the World would accord space to
the trial of the tobacco trust, but
truth to tell, such matter as was
allowed to nine its way into print
'in the World at those times, read as
though it had been carefully edited
and amended at tobacco trust -head
quarters, before being put into
"It would be useless for the
World to assert that reports progress
in of the trial of the tobacco trust
were crowded out by more important
news, for the simple fact that on
many days while the trial was it
New York, there was an actual
dearth of news, and the World was
compelled to pad out trivial and
commonplace occurrences to great
length in order to fill its eolumns.
"But no sooner is the taking of
testimony in the case temporarily at
an end in New York than the World
find that it has plenty of space in its
news columns to devote to a state
ment issued by the tobacco trust in
its own defense, and which it may
he incidentally remarked is a tissue
of misrepresentation-to use no
harsher term-from begining to
"In other words it would seem to
be the settled policy of the World to
allow real news of a character that
would prove vitally interesting to I
many of its readers to be crowded
out of its columns so long as there 1s
the slightest possibility that snch
ews might prove distasteful to the '
tobacco trust; while on the other
hand the World will accord the most
ar.ple space to any matter to which
the tobacco trust desires to give
publity, regardless of whether it
be news, whether it be true, or
whether it be of the slightest inter
,est to the World's hundreds of thous
sands of raeders."
SENATOR Tillman was right whCn
he said that no instructions were
needed for the delegates from this
State to Denver. The State Con- r
vention was a regular Bryan love- C
feast, and no man opposed to his:
nomination had 1hre A-o.t 'a 4
and strictly prohibits
the sale of alum
So does France
So does German3
has been made illegal in Washin
bia, and alum baking powders a
inous. To protect y
and be very sure you get R
Royal is the only Baking PoN
Cream of Tartar. It adds t
someness of the food.
PRAYED FOR A HUSBAN).
ged Bride and Groom Declare "God
Brought Them Together."
The Holiness mission, in' Kansas
City, is the center for many surpris
es, but none was more so than when
Julia Henrietta Hase, who is known
affectionately as "God's little wo
man," arose in the meeting and said:
"For 13 years I lived with a drunk
en brute I called husband. Twice
he turned the garden hose on me.
Many times he made me sleep on
the floor at the foot of the bed with
his dogs. At last he died.
"That was ten years ago, and for
ten years I prayed for a husband who
would please me and the Lord. Five
months ago I met Job Lyou in this
very mission and God's voice told me
he was the man for me."
Here is the Rev. Job H. Lyon's
"Five months ago I was called up
on to preach in the mission. God
was with me that night and I saved
five souls. But all through my ser
mon something kept pulling me to
look at the little gray-haired woman.
who sat beside the organist. When
ever I looked at her a thrill shot
trough me and rhe shouted, 'Amen,
"She was Sister Hase, whom I
sall wed in the pulpit of the Ameri
ma Army barracks, at Missouri and
"Was it aniy trouble to woo and
in her? No, for the Lord led me
very step of the way. I met her
Iter the service and saw the love
ght in her eyes and she saw the
ght in mine. It is God's will that
e should wed."
The bride is past 60 and the
room will never see 70. They will
>end their honeymoon and the re
ainder of their days in Louisiana,
Will Nominate Johnrson. -
The Washington Post says: "Gov
enor John A. Johnson of Minneso
a will be nominated before the
enver convention to head the
emocratic ticket by Representa
ve Winfield S. Hammond of the
econd congressional-district of Min
essota, the man who defeated for
cogress former Representative
ames T McCleary, one of the repub
ean leaders during his service in'
te house. Hammond nominated
overnor Johnson for both his
erms as governor of Minnesota, and
both times Johnson swept a normally'
epublican state into the democratic
olumn. 'Unquestionably,' he said
Johnson will carry a large propor
son of the southern states in the
cvention.' " Congressman Ham
ond is the dame man who says
Gen. Miles would make an ideal
rning mate for the Minnesota
overnor." It will be seen by the
above that they are very close polI
tcal and personal friends, and it is
lkely that they agree on the Miles
WAS TEMPORARILY INSANE.
hicago Woman Cast Hler Two Chil
dren Out of Window.
While temporarily insane, Mrs.
mma Loftgren, 25 years old, of 337
orth Albany avenue, Chicago threw
r baby girl and her three-year old
y, Arthur, from the second storyj
'ndow of her home at 10:15 o'clockj
ast night. Both children probabi.
1il die. The crazed woman was pro
ented from jumping from the win
w herself by nor husband. who rian
nto the room in answer' to the boy'
res of help.
At Quarr, Fia.. Tuesday Wt. T. Mc
mad was seriously injured and his~
ine year old son was instantly killed
':'the explosion of several thousan'
ynamite caps. The boy's body was I
eated. He had just handed i
ather some tobacco when the e'xplo
o occurred. It is evident that Mr.
Ilonald cut into a cap wane11 trim
nng off the copper wire from a lo:
Young Girl Shot Father.
At DubIurquie. Iowa, defending h.'
other with a rifle. Miss Madue Fliem
r.g::0 years old, shot her father.
et Flemring, in the head. lie
ot expiected to live. lFleming. ar
mdirg to t he you:ng womn's si a
et to the police. wa~s abou't. to) :I
ck her mothe'r when shre fire'l. Site
's arrested lut relea:ser 'on hr" ' ::
:~gnizan'e. The symp:athy of' I1
mmuniy is with the yorug'womna
Failure i.s often t he rcsult of ef
The sale of alum foods
,ton and the District of Colum
re everywhere recognized as
ourself against alum,
ring baking powder,
der made from Royal Grape
o the digestibility and whole.
Hydrophobia on the Increase.
There' is no doubt about hydro
phobia becoming more common in
this State as the years go by. There
was a time when a case of hydro
phobia was a rare thing, but now its
is a very common thing. There is
an unfortunate tendency on the
part of some to depreciate the im
portance of rabies and hydrophobia
on account of their rarity, while
others have been led by the frequent
mistakes .in diagnosis to deny the
existence of these affections alto
gether. But there is no doubt of its
existence, and it kills more people
than one unacquainted with the
statistics would imagine.
The Journal of The American
Medical Association says "it is re
ported that epidemic rabies exists at
present in one or more states of the
Union, and there are probably few
states that have not a few cases of
this disease among dogs at all times
while instances of human infectin
are not unknown in any section. * In
this respect the United States corn
pares unfavorably with Europe. The.
total annual mortality from hydro
phobia in vhis country is from 100
to 300. In England the muzzling
order has been followed by a com
Dr. Hart. an expert on such mat
ters, says "the disease among dogs
is increasing. In and about Wash
ington its frequency during the last
ten months has been alarming; in
1907 a positive diagnosis of rabies
was made in 44cases, and of these 33
were found in the District of Coluni
bia or its immediate neighborhood.
These 33 animals bit 16 people, 46
dogs, 2 horses and 2 cows. Nor is
the disea-e less common in other
parts of t ia country; Dr. Hart well
observes that the preventive meas
ures at presentbeia taken are al
together inadequate, and urges that
stringent measures should be tak
en to stam->, out the awvful disease.
All dogs should be muzzled and
those found running at large. un
muzzled shiould be killed. This is
what was done in England, and the
disease has completely disappeared.
The life of one person is worth
thousands of,dogs. The Mayor of
Greenville, where some twelve or
more persons were bitten by mad
dogs in a week, 'hos issued a procla
mation requiring all dogs running at
large to be muzzled. He gave the
police orders to kill all dogs found
on the streets without a muzzles re
gardless of their value or their own
ership, and in less than three days
over one hundred dogs have- been
killed. If all the cities and towns
throughout, the country would fol
low the good example of Greenville
by drophobia would soon be a thing
of the past.
Timh .more of Bryan.
The Lincoln, Neb., Journal, a
Republican paper, says: "It has
been informally agreed among the
people here that Lincoln is to be
polite and non-partisan this year.
When democrats from outside came
to Lincoln in 1386 and again in 1900
they found the town plastered with
McKinley pictures. It was so hu
miliating to Mr. Bryan that he pre
ferred to go away to see the leaders
>f his party rather than have them
:ome here to see him. Now a gen
ral feeling of tolerance and good
tatre is in the air, and whenthe de
noratie statesmen come they .will
e received with toleration. A part
f the change will be due io busi
iessconditions, bnt most of it comes
rom the reaction from the extreme
a rtisanship that prevailed here
ght and twelve years ago." This
ndicates that the Republicans of
ebraska are more friendly to Mr.
ryan than they were in 1896 and
1900. verifies to some extent Sena
:or Tillman's prediction that thous
mds of Repudlicans throughout
he West will vote for Bryan in
he coming -elect.' -. :h' .J:,ni
ays part of -he chai'e wi --d.
o business conditions," auu these
amec buy :as conditions will make
nany :a vote for the Democratic
andida,. which we believe will
and him in the White House at
'ashington. Hurrah for Bryan.
The public is quick to detect sham,