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VOL.XXVI _ _MANNING, S. C.9 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
A QUEER CLISTOM
BOYS AND GIRLS ARE SOLD Al
LEASEB FOR THE SUMMEE
The Annual "Market" Has Just Been
Held.-The Augr*ian Steamer Mar.
ia Theresa Brought 123 Boys and
So Girls, Ranging in Ages from 11
to 16 Yars,, Across the Sea.
'T11 give 150 marks for him!"
"I bid 175!"
"Two hundred "
"Two hundred a.d ten!"
"Two hundred and twenty-fivs!"
The competition was keen, for the
boy was a sturdy looking lad. De
spite his poverty-stricken appearance,
he seemed to be stronger and health
ier than any of the other children.
Around him swarmed a score of peas
ant farmers, scanning the child as
they would the points of a horse.
There was little sentiment in their
demeanor. It was business. They
were buying him, to be exact, "leas
ing" the boy.
They expected to make a "profit"
on their investment, hence they did
not want a boy who possibly would
be ill and could not work hard. He
was "knocked down" at 240 marks or
$60. The next boy was younger, he
lacked the robustness of the other
lad; he was pale, thin and did not
look as if he ever had had a full
meal. He went at $30.
This is not a scene from "Uncle
Tom's Cabin," but from the annual
"children's market," "little white
slave market," some of the German
radical papers term it, in the pretty
town of Friederichshaften in Bavaria.
Here in this quaint little town, in
eight of the Tyrolean Alps, made fam
ous as the place where German's big
Zeppelin airships are built, is held
the annual sale every spring of the
poor children of the Tyrolean peas
ants. Orphans, half-orphans and
children of poor peasants in the Aus
traln Tyrol region, who thereby prof
if a little, are turned over to the
"'Tyrolean Children's Society," which
In turn leases them out for the sum
mer months on the German side of
the border at whatever they will
The annual market has just been
held. The Austrian steamer 'Maria
Theresa brought 125 boys and thirty
girls, ranging in ages from 11 to 16
years, across the Boden sea. They
were quartered at the Golden Wheel
Hotel, an appropriate place for this
More than 500 peasant farmers
from Wurtemburg, Baden, Hahenol
lern and the Bavarian region along
the Boden sea were on hand to "bid"
for these youthful wage slaves. Com
petition was keen. The demand this
yrear was greater than the supply and
prices considerably higher than last
spring were offered for the labor of
th children for the summer. The
children had nothing to say about
their fate, whether they liked the
looks of the lessee or not. The 'mar
ket" was held under the auspica of
the Rev. MIr. Eaim of the Tyrolean
Children's Society, who had charge
of them for the society.
From daylight to dark and after,
the children labor, which in South
Germany, means about 17 or 18
hours daily. It is but natural that
the lessees chief interest Is to get as
much out of them as possible. What
the fate of some of the children is
Is indicated by the Tyrolean Grenz
hoten, a paper which has started an
agitation against the "child market."
"The children return to their par
ents and home on October 2 8th, if
they do not fall a victim to the heavy
labor, long hours, intense longing for
father, mother and brothers and sis
ters, during the summer and are bur
ied in the regions where they were
"We ask in what land or country
would the authorities permit such a
'slave trade' to exist? That many
of these children have been leased is
evident from the fact that the Chil
dren's Society has a number of far
mers on its blacklist to whom they
refuse to lease children again. But
what good does that do the little
ones whom they may have ruined
physically and morally?".
The "Morganpost" of Berlin also
marvels that the authorities of Ba
varia, Wurtemburg and Baden would
tolerate dealing in "little slaves."
i' NEGRO KILLED ANOTHER.
Trouble Started in Field and Endedl
in Row That Night.
Robe'rt Brown, alias Nigge Shirt
shot and almost instantly killed Ed
inborough Lawyer Tuesday night on
the plantation of H. B3 .Richardson,
Jrabout five miles west of Sum'
merton. Both parties are negroes
employed by Mr. Richardson, Brow:
being the foreman and Lawyer one of
the farm hands. The trouble leading
up to the killing began when Brow:
had some trouble in the field wth
Lawyer in regard to some work.
Lawyer renewed the row that night,
when he was shot by Brown, it is
sa!d. in self-defense. Brown surren
dered to Magistrate A. J. Richbourg.
Irefers Man to Money.
Mrs. Carrie Garland. of Boston. de
cided to sacrifice the income on $10,
000,00"', which came to her through
the wili of her huisband in order that
she may wed, next Saturday, Franli
Cushing Green. Upon her marriage,
the Income of the estate wIll go tC
her three sons. When the trust ex
pires the fortu~ne will be turned ove:
to Harvard college to aid strugglinli
WHAT DOES HE WANT?
DOES GRACE SEEK ASSUIANCE
OF WIDE OPEN TOWN.
Blease Has Granted to Charleston a
Local Freedom Not Enjoyed For
Mayor Grace, of Charleston, seems
to feel hurt because the State Demo
cratic Convention refused to help him
rob the Democrats of Charleston of a
free ballot and a fair count in the
Charleston County Convention. The
action of the State convention in
seating the Barnwell delegation was
the only fair thing it could do with
the testimony submitted by both sides
before it, and Mayor Grace knows it.
In speaking of the action of the
State Convention in seating the Barn
well delegation "Common Sense,"
Mayor Grace's personal organ, says:
"When one has left tco full impact
of the steam roller It is hard for the
moment to be philosophical. We can
speak with authority for the eighteen
delegates regularly elected at our
recent County Convention but un
seated at Columbia, and we can say
for them that such is their plight.
It was simply the machine at work
from beginning to the end of the
Common Sense then goes on to say
that "up to this time, although Mr.
Grace's intimate friends have known
I that he has had no intention what
ever of supporting Governor Blease
in the coming election, he has for
good and sufficient reasoas not seen
fit to make any public virtue of that
fact. He .has been sincere in this
attitude, not because he never has
had or ever could have any honest
admiration for Governor Blease;
but because as bad as Blease Is, he
has nevertheless granted to Charles
ton a degree of local freedom, which
she has not enjoyed for many years.
The only thing which has made Grace
utterly shrink from a proper appre
ciation of this great boon to his con
stituency is his knowledge that it is
a freedom purchased for money.
"Mr. Grace has hoped that he
would get assurances from the Jones
people that they would tolerate cer
tain local freedom in Charleston,
without being paid for such tolera
tion, lacking which he has refrained
fom throwing whatever influence he
might have in favor of Judge Jones.
Such assurances have not been forth
coming. If he were little enough to
be governed In any matter by mere
personal resentment, the action of
the Jones steam-roller would be
enough to make him wait no longer
but however bitter and distasteful it
might be, he would turn again to
Blease. Such, however, is impossi
ble. He still hopes that Judge Jones
and his leaders, in that broad spirit
of toleration which he well knows
has once again taken possession qf
South Carolina with reference to
Charleston, will see fit to regard the
peculiar conditions in Charleston and
promise relief therefrom.''
:ASKS HOW RICHESON DIED.
Condemned Murderer Calls to His
Guard in Night.
At Denver, Col., on the night
Richeson was electrocuted Oscar
Cook, murderer condemned to die in
November, rose from his cot in the!
county jail at midnight and hoarsely
called to his guard:
"Has .2..t preacher R~cheson been
electrocuted yet? I can't sleep think
ing of him."
Through the night, as the guard
tramped the corridor, the condemned
man clung to the bars of his cell.
"Can't you telephone the newspa
pers and find out if he died like a
man or a cur? See if he had to be
carried." he asked. "Is It easier than
to be hanged? Do you think there as
any chance of the State putting in a
chair before November?"
Cook refused to return to bed, dQ
aring that horrible visions filled his
ASHES TO THE WINDS.
Body Cremated and His Body is
Thrown in River.
In accordance with the terms of
the will of John W. Hutton, some of
his friends went out in a small boat
on the Hackensack river near North
Bergen, N. J., during the night and
scattered his ashes over the water
where Hutton had loved to fish. He
was fifty-four years old, and although
he had a promising real estate bus
iness, he spent most of his tIme hunt
ring and fishing-so much of it, in
fact, that the result was an agree
ment between he and his wife to
separate and he went to live with his
chum, John L. Kayes. In his will
Hutton left Kayes $5,000, and only
$5 to his wife anad a similar amount
jto his son Henry.
Flying to His Death.
At Xenia, 0., Fred J. Southard, of
Minneapolis, an amateur aviator, fell
100 feet at the Wright aviation field
and was instantly killed. Southard,
Iwho was forty years old, had just
obtained the aeroplane from the
Wright brothers. He obtained keys
to the hangar after he had been re
fused permission to fly without fur
ther experience. He fell just six min
utes after he had begun the first
A Fatal Crap Game.
In a row over five cents, the result
of a dispute in a "crap" game, Er
nest Kennedy. colored, shot and kill
cd John Miller, also ecolored, at Cres
cent, three miles from Woodruff.
Kennedy made hIs escape, but was
later caught near Fountain Inn, in
Greenville County, and awaits trial
n jai atSartanburg.
jSPREAD OF REVOLT
HAYTIAN NEGROES INCITING CUB
AN NEROES TO KILL
CUBAN WHITE PEOPLE
Hard to Ascertain Exact Conditions Th
of the Trouble, as the Government *e
I of the Island Republic is Reticent su
as to Its Proportions and Speak
Lightly of It. co
A cablegram from Havana says Cal
while the situation arising from the cr2
racial revolutionary movement un- ma
questionably is serious, and appar- no
ently growing more dangerous, re-I
ticence of the government renders fr
impossible a precise determination
of its gravity. The only thing abso- tur
luely certain Is that a condition of cu1
insurgency exists among the negroes trii
of 'Mantanzac, Santa Clara, and Or- fai
iente provinces, especially in the last ab]
named and that the government is er3
straining every nerve to stamp out ,
the rebellion, by the use of all the ho
military forces at its disposal. . h
Additional troops were rushed by rio
railroad to Oriente Thursday after- ti
noon and a force of 1,200 men was fo
dispatched to that province Wednes- di
day night. The new cruiser Cuba, a
which arrived there Thursday and it
was accorded, with her consort, La is
Patria, a great popular demonstra- iSu
tion of welcome, had hardly anchored tha
before she received orders to take o
aboard 600 infantry and artillery cai
and proceed to Guantanamo. Sev
eral carloads of ammunition have qu
been sent to Oriente. d
The secretary of the interior, Sen- oth
or Bru, says that newspaper reports agh
alleging there are 2,000 insurgents t
in Oriente are greatly exaggerated.
The government, he added, has posi- Oh
tive information that the Insurgents pol
under General Estomez and Ivonet has
do not exceed 150. In spite of this Mr.
oficial information, reports indicate hai
that Estonez and Ivonet have fully ie
600 armned men and mounted follow- for
The American minister, Arthur M.
Beaupre, has visited Secretary of
State Sanguily to demanad proteo- eve
tion for the property of the Juragua wh
Iron Company, which a band under has
Ivonet is reported to be deprecating. ber
The secretary gave assurance of pro- hav
tection. While the insurrectionary ere
movement in Havana province appar
ently has been crushed by the disper- r.
sal of armed bands at Mariano, Ohl
mounted patrons guard all the roads Ca:
approaching the capital and all po
lice reserves are kept at the station ao
A serious feature of the situation con
in Oriente province, the center of the
negro insurrectionary movement, is ru
the presence of many Haytlen ne- W
groes, who recently surreptitiously
entered the province, and are report- the
ed to be inflaming the whites In theiran
country, and sample of the Haytiens erv
in exterminating the whites In their
coutry, and urging the establish
ent of a black republic in the eas
tern end of Cuba. These Haytiens,
it is said, number several thousand. Ba
It is rumored that several m 4ooners
from Hayti have landed cargoes of
Unsettled conditions are rapidly ch;
growing more serious. Now It is es- cap
timated that over 5,000 negroes have afte
taken up arms in the province of Or- wh
iente alone. Two American citi- and
zes, Floyd Shick and Joseph Bry-1 the
an, have complained to Ross E. Holla- was
day, Americana consul at Santiago, sto
of being assaulted and robbed while the
on their way to Sioboney, by a band rut
of armed negroes. Sueh outrages les
are of frequent occurrence. ity.
Government reports say that near sui
Holguin, sixty-three miles northwest eig
of Santiago, a detachment of rural Ione
guards dispersed a strong band of to
negroes. The situation in the prov- He
ince of Oriente continues grave, the end
secretary of government said, but bla
the movement in the other provinces the
appears to lack importance. Advices fire
to the State Department confirm an!
press reports that negro revolution- me
ary movement in is much more yar
alarming and widespread than at
first supposed. Foreign property is ]
menaced. Conflicts between the rur
al guards and armed negro bands Thj
have resulted in the killi~ng of many
NEGRO DETECTIVE KILLED. Co:
Attemp: to Arrest Lewis Little Re- at
Sulted in Death.o
A negdo detective, Sam Washing
ton, was killed at New Sumter Fri- jtlo
day night. New Sumter is the vil- !
lage around the C. Mi Betts company ed
lumber plant, about four mles east flo
of Sumter Another negro, L. J. ev
ieerson, was shot and dangerously Io~
wounded. Lewis Little, the negro al
who did the shooting, escaped. ma
Washington had been working up sei
blind tiger cases and had a warrant ea:
for the arrest of Littie. He went to tio
LTt~le's house Friday night about 9 ro~
o'clock and arrested him. When cv;
they reached the door Little shot the
deectve. the ball passing entirely
through his body, so that death was
almost instantaneous. Little shot W.
Jefferson in the back and threatened ! av
the negro hack driver who had tre
brought them off. He then made off. th4
Money to Noble Charity. thi
wlls of George D. Widener and to
is son, Harry Elkins Widener, who
were victims of the TItanic horror,
'e-e filed for probate at Philadel
p'a P. A. B. WIdener, father and bei
grandather of the deceased, an- w
ouced the endowment of $4,000,- sei
M00 for the Widener Memorial Home' St
WILSON WAS STROM
!DE GOOD SHOWING IN GOVER
NOR HAIMON'S STATE.
ich Has Materially Strengthened
His Chances for the Presidential
The Washington correspondent of
e State says the splendid vote giv
Woodrow Wilson In Governor Har
n's home State was one of the big
rprises of the pre-convention cam
The result in Tuesday's primary
itest emphasizes the fact that Gov
ior Wilson is the only nation-wide
ididate contending for the Demo
tic presidential nomination and
.kes more certain than ever his
mination at Baltimore.
The contest in behalf of Governor
Ison in Ohio was made by his
ends, who waged an uphill fight
thout campaign funds. The re
-ns show that the New Jersey exe
Ave carried the progressive dis
Its in the State and that while he
led of victory, he made a remark
e showing as a vote getter in ev
section of the State.
ro have made such a run in the
no State of one of his strongest
als for the presidential nomina
a was a remarkable achievement
Governor Wilson. Little else was
cussed in Democratic circles at the
dital Wednesday and on all sides
as admitted that Governor Wilson
nore strongly in the race as a re
t of Tuesday's primary contest
.n at any time since the Inaugura
i of the presidential nomination
leports received at Wilson head
ters indicate that Governor Wil
. has carried four congressionial
tricts and he may win in three
ers. The Wilson campaign man
rs had figured on but one dis
t is generally admitted that the
1o result was more important in its
tical significanace than any that
been taken in the other States.
Taft's chances for renomination
-e diminished, while it is not de
d that Governor Wilson is a more
midable candidate than ever as the
lt of the splendid run he made
overnor Harmon's own State.
rovernor Wilson is a candidate in
ry State in the nation, and
erever he has failed of victory, he
run a strong second. In the num
of votes cast by Democrats who
e participated in presidential pre
ne primaries, Governor Wilson
outdistanced all of his riVals.
Clark was not a candidate in
o; he is not a candidate in North
-olina, which is holding county
ventions this week, and he is not
andidate in a great many of the
er States that are to hold primary
fr. Underwood likewise is only
ning in spots, while Mr. Harmon
given a clear field in Ohio. Mr.
erwood has the right of way for
combination in North Carolina
iGovernor Wilson is running ev
ONLY BROKE FIVE TOES.
glar Fell Three Stories and Was
Not Much Hurt.
Lt New York, George Miller,
rged with burglary, was taken
tive by the police Friday morning,
er a long chase in the coarse of
ih he suffered five broken toes
a fractured nose. According to
police report, the alleged burglar
seen breaking into an uptown
re. Two policemen gave chase and
nimble Miller led them a long
" p and down the stairs of a ser
of apartment houses in the vicin
In a final effort to shake off pur
t, he leaped from the roof of an
ht-story apartment, gripping in
hand a telephone wire which led
the third story of the next block.
slipped down safely, but at the
I of the wire was stopped by a
nk wall. Miller paused a moment,
attempted a flying leap to a
escape ten feet below. He missed
I fell three stories. The police
a found him lying in the court
?LATORM OF A DELEGATE
inks Delegation Should Carry Out
3scussing the result of the State
avention, Mr. R. I. Manning. of
nter, who was elected a delegate
large to the National Democratic
avention, while in Columbia on
'The result of the State conven
a should be satifactory to Gov.
Ison and his friends. It amount
to instructions for him. While
instructing in words, there was
dence of a very strong sentiment
him and delegates to the nation
convention would not represent
thfuly the views of those who
.t them there if they fail to work
nestly for Gov. Wuison's nomina
a. I shall vote and work for Wood
Wilson's nomination not only be
tuse I yish to represent truly those
Felder's Firm Gets Big Fee.
rhe Atlanta Journal says Charles
Morse will pay $100,000 to the
Sfirm of Felder, Anderson, Roun
e and Wilson for his release from
federal prison. His contract with
m called for a fee of $100,000 if
y succeeded in showing him a way
Life Termer Is Freed.
tenry Gilliam, convicted at New
y in Febrnary, 1903, of murder,
:h recommendation to mercy and
enced to life imprisonment in the
te penitentiary., received a full
. do frm nov. Blase this week.
RACE WAR IN CUBA,
NO DOUBT OF WIDESPREAD PLOT
Government Take Prompt Steps to
Meet Any Uprising Among Blacks
Dissatified With Political Status.
A cablegram from Havana says
there is no room for doubt of the ex
istence of a negro conspiracy extend
Lng to all the provinces of the island
with the apparent intention of taking
up arms against the government on
Tuesday last, which was the tenth an
niversary of Cuban Independence.
The negroes appear to have be
come aroused to rebellion by the de
nial of what seems to them their
just political rewards for services
rendered in the war of independence,
in which they constituted a large
part of the Cuban forces. The feel
ing against the Government has been
intensified by a law denying the no
groes the right to organize a politi
The principal trouble now is in the
vicinity of Sagua La Grande in Santa
C3l.ira province and Cruese, where two
-med parties are operating, and in
)rienta province, where several bands
are converging on Guantanamo city
with apparent purpose of making a
display of force at that place. The
rural guard dispersed one small par
ty and captured two others.
The situation Is considered suffm
ciently grave for the government to
dispatch a column of 1,200 men from
Camp Columbia, composed of cavalry
and infantry, with field and machine
guns, bound for Santa Clara and Or
The secretary of the interior, Sen
or Bruo, said that there was no doubt
about the widespread racial conspir
acy which the government is deter
mined to deal with drastically, but
that up to the present the only dan
ger points are Santa Clara and Orien
a. There are no symptoms of serious
trouble, he added, in other parts of
The situation resembles that pre
eding the last revolution, when the
egroes in February, 1906, conspired
to make a simultaneous attack on all
the rural guard posts, but only at
tacked that Guanbacoa, the garri
on of which was massacred. This
as a prelude to the general revolu
tion which broke out in August of
WILSON GETS ELEVEN.
obst of the Other Delegates Are Not
Democrats of Virginia in State con
ention at Norfolk Wednesday named
32 delegates to the Democratic na
tional convention at Baltimore in
une to cast the 014 Dominion's 24.
otes in that convention.
With the exception of two instruct
d votes for Woodrow Wilson, the
irginia delegation is without ties of
nstructions or preferential resolu
tions. The First district instructed
Of the State's 24 votes the line-up
s believed to be eleven pronounced
totes for Wilson and 13 unprononu~n
ed in choice. Of the latter 1 1-2
are expressed for Underwood, 2 1-2
ean to Underwood, 1 is for Clark
and one for Harmon.
The unit rule will not be applied
until the delegates get to Baltimore
and then not until after several bal
lots shall have been taken and two
thirds of the 24 votes are cast for a
LIVED ON AN IRON DIET.
Had Over One Thousand Articles in
An official report of an operation
performed upon Miss Letita Miller,
f San Raefel, Cal., for the removal
f 1,097 articles, mostly metal, from
her stomach, says she is on the road
o recovery. The report was filed
with the state board of control. One~
undred and eight wire hairpins, fif
ty-five open safety pins, twenty-one
broken pins, five prune pits, twenty
three collar buttons, thirteen nails,
three screw eyes, forty tacks, one
staple an inch long, five parts of tea
spoons, four hundred and twenty
Bve broken pieces of hairpins, one
piece of string, one piece of thread,
one hundred and four unidentified
aids and ends, mostly metal, nine
parts of combs and two hundred and
eighty small pine.
Toadstools Kill Two Children.
As a result of eating toadstools,
mistaken for mushrooms, two chil
dren in the family of George English,
of Missaukee county, Mich., are dead.
Mr. English and three other chil
dren are said to be dying, and Mrs.
English is reported to have tempor
arily lost her reason because of the
shock caused by the deaths and sick-*
Wanted to Poison Wife.
The Carroll county grand jury is
expected to make immediate investi
gation of the charge that Dr. 3. M.
Gilbert. of English, Ky., tried to in
duce Charles Ross to enter the Gil
bert home and chloroform Mrs. Gil
bert while she was asleep. Ross in
formed county officers of the alleged
proposals and Gilbert was arrested.
Thousands Get Rations.
Out of approximately 70,000 per
sons who have been driven from their
homes by the Mississippi River floods,
the United States army relief corps is
dispensing rations daily to nearly
140000 people and such of the oth
ers as need assistance are being car
ed +f.or bylcrienf committees.
BOTl IN SAME BOAT
THAT THE TRUSTS OWN TAf
AND ROOSEVELT IS A
WELL VENTILATED FAC
According to the Testimony of Pres
dent Taft, Roosevelt Was the P
of Big Business When He Wi
President and According to Roos<
velt Taft Is Now.
The old adage that honest men go
their dues when rogues fall out :
being verified by the testimony Pre
ident Taft and Colonel Roosevelt
effering against each other in the
mad scramble for the Republica
nomination for the Presidency, I
which neither of them should hai
ever been elected if what they say c
each other is true.
A dispatch !rom Washington say
since President Taft and former Prei
ident Roosevelt entered upon the!
wild scramble to obtain delegates t
the next Republican convention, tb
people have come into the possessio
of the following information, whic
they never knew before; except as J
came to them through unprQve
charges or unverified rumors:
That George W. Perkins, organh
er of the Harvester trust and mem
ber of the board of directors of th
Steel trust, was "highly pleased
with the present administration'
methods of prosecuting the trusts
hat he contributed most liberally t
the Taft campaign fund out of hi
money and money of the trusts h
managed in his campaign for th
That there is a close political al
ianace between Mr. Perkins and The
dore Roosevelt, as evidenced by th<
Eact that Perkins, in a sworn state
nent to the Secretary of State of Nel
fork admits he sent $15,000 to hel]
Roosevelt in the primary election i
lew York City this spring thus re
7ealing that the big interests woulb
De perfectly satisfied to have elthe:
raft or Roosevelt President.
That Mr. Taft, in the present cam
;aign, and Mr. Roosevelt, in his cam
?aign of 1908, made free and unre
tricted use of Federal officeholder
:o obtain the nomination from one o
:he country to the other. It was
:ommon practice with both of then
.o place the offices in the hands o
:hose who would not fall to round u]
:he delegates on their side at tne con
That Mr. Roosevelt, while con
;tantly writing messages and givini
yut interviews, while he was Presi
lent, all professing the deepest hat
-ed of trusts and illegal corporationi
ecretly and clandestinely suppress
d a report showing that the Harves
;er trust was an illegal combinatior
n restraint of trade, and later order
d that a contemplated suit agains
hat trust be dropped "until he gay
;he word to start It," which word h'
That Mr. Roosevelt was so fright
ned by the possibility of tariff agi
:ation during his more than seve1
rears of office that in all his message
id official papers he never made an:
nention of tariff except to say, once
hat he would discuss it in a futura
aessage, which statement he with
trew from the message before i
reached Congress. That Roosevelt I
till a standpatter on the tariff.
That Mir. Roosevelt's trip to Africa
was paid for by Andrew Carnegie, th
reatest beneficiary of a Republica:
fgh tariff that ever lived. Carnegi
made millons of dollars out of th
eal when Roosevelt gave the Stee
rust permission to gamble with thi
Tennessee Iron Company. It has alsa
been brought out that Roosevelt wa
on most intimate political relation
with J. P. Morgan and other "male
actors of great wealth."
If the present scramble for dele
gates continues a while longer it ma:
afely be said that both Mr. Taft an'
Mr. Roosevelt, at the present rate
will thoroughly demonstrate tha
neither of them Is fit to be President
but ought to be in some penal insti
tution. Bryan made the same charge
against both of they that they ar
now making against each other whe:
be ran against Taft.
Killed Girl and Self.
At Havana, Ill., William W. Brow>
twenty-two years old, shot anad kill
ed his sweetheart, Miss Jennie Kelly
seventeen years old, when he met he
on the street Friday, and then kille<
himself with the same weapor
Brown had quarreled with MIss Kell:
because she had walked witn anothe
young man. Brown was a railroal
..Negro Fireman Saves Child.
'Soap" Lockwood, a negro firema:
on the Georgia Midland road, saa
a baby on the tract in front of hi
train, at Jefferson, last week. Realia
ing that the train was too close t
stop, he ran out on the runnin
board, dove fronr the beam and rol)
ed from the tract with the child 1:
lills a Young Child.
A mysterious prowler at Litti
Rock, Ark., entered the residence c
D. P. Coulter, and attempted to at
sault Mrs. Coulter. The man fire
twice at her. Her nine-month c1
baby lying on her breast was instan1
l klled. Mrs. Coulter was not it
jured. The intruder then fled.
Follows Brother In Death.
Rising from his seat In the churc
where his brother's funeral was bi
ing held, kissing his aunt and siste
tenderly, Samuel Brannon, a wel
known young farmer livIng :nr AC
ree, Ga., walked outdoors and ble
out is ra~n inthechurh yrds
IS STILL IN THE RINu
TAFT CLAIS THAT HIS NOMINA
TION IS CERTAIN.
Issues a Statement in Which He Says
He Has More Than a Majority of
Claiming that 570 delegates to the
Chicago convention, or 30 more than
t enough to assure him the nomination,
President Talt Wednesday in a state
B ment declared he was going into New
Jersey to "make assurance doubly
sure." He left Washington Thursday
for Philadelphia at seven o'clock
Thursday morning and made his first
t political speech at Camden Thursday
- The president's statement was is
s sued after a day of activity at the
White House. Political conferences
n with his managers and appointments
.o with members of the cabinet were
e followed at four o'clock by a meeting
1 of the full cabinet. It was stated
later that this meeting was devoted
a to "routine business," but members
i- of the cabinet admitted that the pol
r itical situation had been reviewed In
o considerable detail.
e "Our opponents quote from a
a statement of mine, made in Cleve
a land, that the fight In Ohio, my home
t State, much to my gratification,
m would be the decisive one," said the
president in his statement, "and
. would settle the question of my nom
ination. I shall have at least 17
e votes from Ohio, including the dele
gates at large, for we have every as
surance that we shall control the
3 This will constitute a clear ma
5 Jority In the national conventions.
a Tndeed, in addition to the votes from
D Ohio, delegates elected for me from
other States, of which I have been
- advised since my Cleveland state
- ment, give me at the most conserva
a tive estimate 570 out of the 1,078
- votes In the national convention-30
r more than the number necessary to
L "I am going to New Jersey to take
- part in the coming campaign there
I for the same reason that I went to
r Ohio, and such delegates as we may
receive from New Jersey will thus
make assurance doubly sure."
Earlier in the day Congressman
McKinley, director of the Taft head
quarters, claimed "at least 600" del
egates for the president. The presi
dent's estimate, while smaller, was
declared at the White House to rep
resent "rock bottom figures," which
were expected to be materially in
creased. The claim to the six dele
gates at large In Ohio was made by
the president after reassuring mes
sages from his Ohio managers.
TELLS OF HIS ADIS.
- Bryan Says He Is in Politics But
Not ss a Candidate.
W. 3. Bryan, in a speech before
the Methodist General Conferenc.e at
Minneapolis on Wednesday reiterated
-his recent statement that he Is a
candidate for no office and did not
expect to be. "I hope that no un
friendly newspaper," he said, "will
He urged all church members to get
in politics for the benefit of public
Smorality and good government. I
got into pol!;ics when young and ex
tpect to stay until I die," he declar
Sed, "but I don't want you to believe
that I am or ever expect to be a can
didate. I can do more by remaining
in politics as a private citizen."
BLAMED FOR TRAGEDY.
SSenate Committee Report Condemns
3 The senate commerce committee
- jFriday considered the report on the
~Titanic disaster, which will be sub
- mitted to the senate next Tuesday.
! It will be a sweeping arraignment of
I the conditions under whch the Titan
,ic raced along through the iceberg
t area to her doom. It is understood
,the report will severely criticise Cap
-, tan Smith, of the Titanic, as mainly~
responsible for the disaster, because
Sof failure to heed the 'warnings of
other vessels; the British board of
trade for tax Inspection; J. Bruce
Ismay, who was a passenger, and will
point to the lack of discipline In the
time of danger. Captain Lord, of the
Californian. will figure in the respon
sibility because of failure to take ne
cessary steps when near the Titanic,
whose rocket signals of distress were
seen aboard the Californian. Con
gress will be asked to reward Cap
tain Bostron, of the rescue sh~p Car
Took a Fatal Fall.
James Barr, Jr., 20 years old was
-killed in attempting a parachute
drop from a balloon at a height of
100 feet. He was unable to make
the parachute open, although he
clawed frantically at the tangled
cloth and strings during his rapid
gdescent. Two thousand persons wit-1
- nessed the accident, among them two
a Isisters of the young man.
Many Thrown Into Water.
Two persons are known to have
e been drowned and forty or more
f were injured when the adjustable
- end of a tempopary passenger gang
d plank at the Colman dock at Seattle'
d dropped, precipitating sixty passen
-gers into the water as they were pre
-paring to board the sound steamer
Flyer for Tacoma.
Bishopville Man A Suicide
SAt BishopVille. 3. D. Stokes, who
conducted a fancy and staple groc
r ery store committed suicide In a va
-ca~nt room over his store at 5 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, by shooting
himself in the mouth with a 38-cal
Ibre Smit & Wesson pistol.
TEIIY BEATS TAFF
HARMON HAS A SIMHT ADVAN
TAGE OVER WILSON.
IN THE OHIO PRIMARY
Roosevelt Seems Certain to Have
Won Twenty Out of the Forty
two Districts, and Harmon Seemsi
to Have Led Wilson and Will Get
Majority of Delegates.
On te face of the early returns
in Ohio's first Presidential prefer
ence primary Tuesday, Col. Theodore
Roosevelt led the Republican ticket
by 3 to 2 over President Taft, and
Governor Judson Harmon, of Ohio,
led Governor Woodrow Wilson on
the Democratic ticket, by a some
what smaller percentage. The re
turns, however, were given on a
basis of complete figures from little
more than half the precincts out of
a total of 5,192 precincts in the
President Taft appeared to havei
carried Cincinnati by a large margin
and also Toledo and Dayton, among
the larger cities.' This was more
than offset by the vote given Col.
Roosevelt in Cleveland, Columbus
and other cities. The Roosevelt lead
in the north end of the State, seemed
to give the former President an ad.
vantage which Mr. Taft could notov
ercome by his vote In' the south end
of the State, Including Cincinnati,
his home, and the rural dstricts.
Harmon's campaign managers, do
spirte the early fIgures, declared that
their candidate had carried the State.
They said they based this statement
on the heavy vote they exr icted had
been given him In the country dia
tricts. Governor Wilson's chief
strength, -they said, had been In
Cle7eland, where Mayor Newton D.
Baker had waged a strong fight
against Harmon, Mayor Baker in a
statement declared Governor Wilson
had carried Ohio by a vote of 2 to 1.
Both Champ Clark and Col. Bryan,
although their names were not on
the preference ballot and they were
rot represented by delegates, were
given a scattering vote, which when
inal returns have been received may
effect the outcome of the Wilson
Out of 21 Congressional districts
In the State, totals computed at a
time when fewer than half the pre
cincts were counted, indicated that
Roosevelt will have 20 of the 42 dis
trict delegates and that Taft will
have 14, while the returns are so In
complete that 8 delegates at present
cannot be counted on either side.
Apparently Mr. Taft has the 1st,
2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, and 15th
district delegates. Mr.- Roosevelt Is
believed to have won the delegate.
In the 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th,
1 4th, 17th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. The
vote In the 3rd is very close and it
is In the 9th and 16th. FrIends of
President Taft declare he has carried
the 18th, but Roosevelt supporters
will not concede this. -
Apparently Governor Harmon has
carrIed 14 out of the 21 distrIcts,
iving him 26 out of the 42 delegates
to the NatIonal Convention. If this
proves true, It also will give him the
6 delegates at large from the State.
En the call of the Democratic Con
rention It was stipulated that the
winner of the primary should name
elegates at large.
Governor Wilson's managers claim
the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 2 0th, and 21st
istricts. The Harmon managers de
lared that beyond doubt they had
won the 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 10th, 11th,
.3th, 14th, 15th, 17th' 18th, and
19th districts. The 12th and 16th
were not claimed by either side.
First returns in Tuesday's primary
from the four largest cities In the
In Columbus: Harmon 4 to 1 ov
er Wilson; Roosevelt 2 to 1 over
In-Toledo: Taft 2 to 1 over Roose
In Cincinnati: Tart 50; Roosevelt
In Cleveland: Wilson 3 to 2 over
Harmon, and one Repuhican pre
inct counted gives Taft 33; Roose
elt 19; LaFollette 6.
Complete Democratic returns from
199 precincts out 5,192 in the State,
give: Wilson, 3,133; Harmon, 2,
Complete returns from 31 pre
incts In Cincinnati, Governor .Har
mon's home, give Wilson 491 and
Unofficial returns from 30 "Cleve
land precincts show Wilson leading
Harmon 3 to 1.
First two precincts in Dayton give
Wilson 32; Harmon 9.
Seventeen precincts out of 45? in
Hamilton County, (Cincinnati), give
Taft 1,180 and Roosevelt 670.
Young Tramps Are Hurt.
Otto Edney. 15, and Ernest Hill,
13, both of Hendersonlville, N. C.,
were fatally injured in a Southern
Railway freight wreck a~t Naples,
four miles from Hlendersonville Tues
day afternoon. The boys, it Is said,
were hoboin g their way from Ashe
Negro Cheats the Gallows.
At iacon, Ga., Oliver Simmons, a
negro who was to have been hanged
uesday for the murder of a woman,
was found dead in his cell at day
light that morning, having taken car
bclic acid during the night.
Fifteen Men Drowned
A wireless from the steamship A.
W. Perry Indicates that the schooner
wth which the steamer colided
Thursday, 12 miles from the harbor
of Liverpool, N. S., went down with
al n bo ard, probably 15 men.