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,.DO THOU LIBERTY CfREAT. INSPIRE OUR S?ULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
BENNETTSYILLE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18,1904.
Only the Folid South Stands by the
PAEKER BUNS BEHIND BRYAN.
New Yc>rk" West Virginia ami Mary
land Go Ropublioan. Vlotorj
t?o Great Republicans
Thc Republican national ticket has
been o'eeted by a vole In th? Elec
toral College that will exceed that of
292, given Mr. McKinley in 1900.
Thc result of Tuesday's balloting was
astounding evin to the most sanguine
or the Republican managers. Confi
dent as they were of success, they
wi-re" not prepared for the astonishing
figures which followed the closing of
the polis, bringing into the Republi
can to'umn not only all of those
States they bad claimed as safe for
their candidates, but with the possi
ble exe ptionof Maryland, every State
cl s-^cd as doubtful.
Democratic successes are confined
to the solid South, in which Kentucky
is inc'uded, and Mr. Parker bas not
carrild u single State which did not
give ils vole to Mr. Bryan four years
ago. Olliclal returns indicate that he
lo.t some of those which the Nebraska
candidate held for his party. Official
figures fioui the Northwest cities may
slightly change the totals, but base
on the returns av?llale at a late hour
Tuesday night the electoral vote
st nds as follows:
For Roosevelt: Califurn'a 10, Con
necticut 7, Dilaware 3, Illinois 27,
Tin-liana 15, Iowa 13, Kansas 10, Maine
.6, Massachusetts io, Michigan 14.
Minnesota ll, Nebraska 8, New
Jersey 12, North Dakota 4, Ohio 23,
Oregi u 4, Pennsylvania 34, Rhode
ls and 4. South Dakota 4, Vermont 4,
Washington 5, Wisconsin 13, Wyom
ing 3, Total 293.
For Parker: Alabama ll, Arkansas
9, Fiorida 5, Georgia 13, Kentucky 13,
Louisiana 0, Mississippi 10, Missouri
18. North Carolina 12, South Carolina
9, Tennessee 12, Ttxas 18, Vlrgluia
12. Total 151.
Doubtful or not heard from: Colo
rado 5, Idaho 3. Maryland 8, Montana
0, Nevada 3, Utah 3, West Virginia
7. Total 32.
As a dramatic climax to the sensa
tional majorities given bim, came
President Roosevelt's . formal an
nouncement that be would not- be a
candidate for re-election, lending the
only exciting aspect to an election
night otherwise so one-sided that- it
Was impossible for even the victors to
attaha that degree of enthusiasm that
"??'.?Hi- ?MU? *m? .occasion. Late in
the night came an announcement
from Melvin G. Palllscr, manager ot
the campaign fur Thomas E. Watson,
the candidate of the People's pa-ty,
that as a result of the overwhelming
DemCoi-atlc de?tcit steps would ' be
taken to form a new party. To this
end, according to the announcement
given out. Mr. Bryan, Mr. Watson
and Wm. Randolph Hearst would hold
a conference in New York In about a
The period of suspense that follow
ed the closing of the polls was not pro
longed. In no election in recent ye ars
has the re^ ult be( n definitely known
so soon. Hardly had the sun gone
dowu when the results In New York
began to appear. By 7 o'clock it was
evident that the great Empire State
hud given the ll ?publican candidates
a majority beyond the predictions of
the party managers. So convincing
was the story of the bulletins that at
7.30 August Belmont at Democratic
headquarters conceded Roosevelt's
election by an over-whelming maj ?ri
ty; an half hour later the Democratic
leadeis wi o had managed the cam
paign freely admitted that thc Rep ib
lkans bad carried every doubiful
State There was no distortion to
hope against hope. As State after
State s ul In its Republican majo*'-,
and tiie wins told the tale of tho '?al
lots, bringing even from the common
wealths upon which they had based
their tigures of Democratic success re
ports, of unprecedenti d republican ma
orltlcs.tl.ey frankly conceded their de
feat and offered no explanation. Soon
afler Mr. Belmont's admission Jirlge
Parker acknowler ged the situation by
telegraphing President Roi.S-velt his
Toe perfect weather conditions
which prevailed ever practically the
entire eountry, brought out a vote
which experienced polltlc;ans pro Met
will bo a ri cord bri aker and in this
increase of ballots the lt- publicans
gained moro than their share.
Tin: LATEST PIOUIIKS.
Tiie following table illowa the ap
proximate pluralities in the various
States- Parker. Roose
Alabama. 7f>,000 .
Arkansas. ;10,000 .
Colorado . 15,000
( ?onneel Icu!. 38,000
Florida. 20,000 .
illinois. 225 000
Kentucky. 14,000 .
Louisiana. 35,000 .
Massachusetts . 86,000
Mississippi. ?O.OOO .
M issourl. lo 000
Nevada. 2,Ci 0
New Hampshire. 20,0(0
New Jersey. 70,060
New York. 174,0i 0
North Carolina.00,000 .
North Dakota. 20,000
Pennyslvania. 4H"> OOO
Rhode Island. lo.ouo
South Carolina.00,000 .
South Dakota. lu.oon
'VI gi ola . 25,000 .
West Virginia...... 20.000
Wyoming.f.. ?- 5>?"0
The following table sbows tho elec
ROOSEVELT AND FAIRBANKS.
New Jersey. 12
New Hampshire. 4
New York. 30
North Dakota. 4
Rhode Island. 4
South Dakota. 4
West Virginia. 1
L'A UK EU ANO DAVIS.
J' lerida. -r>
(? corgi a. 13
North Carolina. 12
.South Carolina. 9
A FAMILY MURDERED.
Tho Awful Crime ol Unknown Ansas
?In in California Town.
A dispatch from Auburn, Cal., says1
lt is now known that Julius Weber,
bis wife, their 19 year-old daughter
Bertha, aud their son Paul, aged 14
years, were murdered Friday n'ghtby
an unknown assassin, who set lire to j
the home in an effort to cover his
crime. Before the lire had made any
great headway, the bodies of the mur
dered woman and her two children
were rescued from the burning house.
An examination ot the bodies show
ed that Mrs. Weber and the children
had been murdered before the fire had ]
beza ?tarxed, Mrs. Weber and her
?i?i.?,titn~? ' tro? Uv-t-Li h.?lieu -x?y prsiUi
wounds. On the boy's bead were sev
eral deep cuts, lie had alsii been shot.
All efforts to reach Julius Weber, thc
father wbo,was not thought to be in
Llic-burling Iiouso, were abaucbr.c
until when a search was made in I
the burning timbers ?md his bjdy was
found in the bathroom of the dwell
ing. He, too, had been shot down be
fore heit g left to I e consume;! by the
Hames. This makes the neath list as
Julius Weber, aged 48.
Mrs Julius Weber, aired 41.
Bertha Weber, aged 19; their
Paul Weber, aged 14, their sen.
The hedy of Mr. Web ir was so bad
ly burned that it has bten i m pi issi i le
to a certain how often he was shot. It I
lias .been ascertained beyond a doubt
that the women were killed in one'
ruoru and their clothing set, on lire,
and that they were thru dragged Into
the apartment where their bodies were
One very peculiar circumstance of
the tragedy'is that while- the bodies
of the motlier and her daughter were
burned tose me extend, the apartment
in which*they were lying was not on
tire when the diemen broke In, which
..l o.ved that tney had bien killed in
MI.mo other portion of thc house part
lally burned and then dtagged into
ihe io m where they were fo.md.
The robbery theory is about ex
ploded. Adolph Weber, the son,
aged 20, who is the only member' of
the family alive, talks but little, but]
to the coi oner and sherill he says he
did not think the motive was either
robbery or revenge. When asked if
he had a theory he t-aU he had, hull
w uki not give lt. Ile did say, re; I
luctautly, I hat his father had a vio
lent temper. The boy Bald lie had
left, h me abtut (> .io, carno dowu
town and bought a u.tir o? trousers.
When he went t i the lire be dropped
nts old tro use i s which were ina barn
ing building. Young Web r lias a
good leputatlon. Two 22 calibre re
volvers were found but tue bullets ex
tracted frum thc bodies wire :>2 cali
Julius Weber was a re'ired brewer
and was a mau of considerable wealth,
rile family lived m a li indsome lu me
here and Mr. Wei.or pus. esscd valuable
l?iupIvIn if"\i L'I'jnH f'-i '?
IW?ICrirJ ... w IKlAUu V-.IH.
They !h>< h Drown.
At Lee, Me., Thursday morling
Mrs. Clarence U. Burke, aged about
forty-live years, and her daughter)
June, aged 18, lost their lives by
drowning. Both were p il e 1 from the
water before life was ext net, but vig
orous work on the part of rescuers
failed to resuscitate them, lt is sup
posed that the daughter bst her life
In trying to prevent lier mother from
carrying out her pian to cunmit sui
cide. It Is believed th<it Mrs. Burke,
brooding over domestic troubles, be
came derang d and aioso early in the
morning wi: bout arousing bor fam?y.
Stu-w. nt to tho mill p aul not lar
from her home and th-ew herself Into
tl.e waler' The daughter must have
disci vend her mother's absence soon
[after abe had left tho house and l eon
able to follow her the tracks of the
footsteps in the light snow, lt ls
.supposed that either in attempting to
prevent her motlier from committing
suicide or end avering to pull her body
from thc water she had IOHI. her life.
ItiiMii-ii to Duatti.
Two negro children were burned to
loath Thursday aitencon lu a lire
which destroyed a houso and cjttou
j gin near Tarboro, N. G.
KILLED EACH OTHES.
Two Dispensary Constables Have a
Fatal Fight at Baa to vor.
FOUGHT ABOUT AN OVBRCOAT.
Both Men Said to Have Been Drink
ing. Bcfiiro tho Shoot I ii? They
Were on the Best
The State cay one of the most
shocking tragedies that bas ever
been known In Richland occurred late
Wednesday afternoon In peaceful
Eistover, when two dispensary con
stables shot and killed eaoh other. As
ls usual In the feign of crime and car
nival of carnage that now hole's sway
over South Carolina, the affair was
precipitated by a quarrel overa trivial
thing-an overcoat. Whiskey also
evlaently played its part. The def<d
men are J. L. Irby and S. A. Phillips.
The two men had beeu sent to East
over air) had left this city about 2
o'clock In the afternoon in a buggy
drawn by two horses. They reached
the pretty village late in the after
noon and evidently spent some little
It was soon after dark when they
stopped at Karsee's store, and Irby
got out of the buggy and went into
the store to starch it. Ile left his
overcoat in the buggy with Phillips,
who drove off down thc st reet. As be
was driving the coat dropprd out of
the buggy to the ground. Irby soon
came out of the store, having found
no whiskey and was standing in the
door when Puilllps drove back on the
other side of the btreet. Irby called
to him to come over, and when he did
Irby told him that there was nothing
(no whiskey) there. "Let's go back
to Columbia," said Irby.
Irby got Into the buggy, and the
two drove (IT in the direction of Co
lumbla. In the meantime a negio
came back to Karsee's store with an
overcoat which he had picked up in
tile road. Mr. Karsee said that be
knew whose the coat was and took it
Into the store. After about 15 min
uer, the buggy, with the two con
stables, drove back through the street
! and lo Karsee's store. Mr. Karse^
asked the men if a coat had been lost
and Irby answered, "Yes, that's my
Phillips jumped from the buggy ahd
said to I by, "Now you've- got your
ccat. That will prove 1 did not steal
your coat. You have got to give me
satisfaction for saying that 1 did steal
"I did not say you stole my coat. I
left it in your keening. You ought to
have known something about it.
Como on, let's go luck to Columbia.
rivc-ri'- --.>>.! .-.a H*T." .... - - - ?
"No I'm not going before Iget sat
isfaction. You siid I stole your over
coat and I'm not going until I get
satisfaction," retorted PbUllps.
_ THK SCE?K U?AN?'?P. . ...
Mr. Karsee, seeing that there was
tobe trouble, took hold o? Phillips
and told him to get In the buggy. I J.
did so, and Irby started to drive off,
but his companion snatched the reins
and said "Let me drive." Phillips
drove the buggy over tu McKenzie's
From here the account cf the
tragedy is given by another witness.
Plilllips came into the store of Mr.
Ed McKenzie, and taking him back
into the rear of the establishment
said: "Mr. Irby has Insulted me and
I'm not going hack in the buggy with
him." Phillips then went out to the
buggy with Mr. McKenzie and told
Irby he would not go willi him. Irby
Insisted on bis going but be still re
fused. Irby pulled eff his over
coat and laid lt in the buggy,
taklrg from It his rr volver, which he
st?ck in hiship pocket. He caught
Phillips by tho collar and t lld him he
had to go, at the same time slapping
his fa co.
McKenzie got between the men
and tried ti part them, proposii
that Iihy should go in Hie buggy and
Phillips on the train, or vice versa.
Irby caught Phillips by the collar
again, saying he must go In the bug
gy. Then lt was that Phillips drew
lils pLtol and shot Irby, at the same
time running away, liby drew his
own revolver and began to shoot at
Plilllips, tiring several shots, so it is
understood. McKenzie, to get out of
the gunfire, ran into bis store.
Phillips fell dead, shot through the
back j ist where the suspenders cross
li by waiked about a few moments
and theo went Into tho store and was
bold to sit down. Ile lived possibly
15 or yo m mites but died in Hie chair
where bo was sitting. Dr. L N.
Iljok, the nearest physician, was sent
for butas be was some distance lu the
country at the li ne of the homicide
lie did not. reach irby until he was
almost dead. Dr. Hook said that the
wounded man breathed twice after bis
arrival and then expired. As far as
as OJ rt abie I Wednesday night he made
no statement after Hie shooting, ex
wnt ?hat "ie said "He's got me" Just
after Phillips tired at him. Ho was
shot about midway t etween the breast
and abdomen and practically In the
median line. He probably had an In
noni WERE imiNKiNo.
It is said that Phillips had been
drinking heavily and was In fact In
toxicated, while Irby, who had also
bien drinking, was still ablo to know
what lie was doing.
The news of tue deplorable affair
soon reaobed Columbia and Chief Con
stable U. ll. [lammet immediately
communicated with Eastover by tele
phone and obtained the particulars.
He not!lied Coroner Gri en, who, to d
him to communicate with Magistrate
JohuS. Scott at Kastover. Mr. Ham
met did s i and asked that Hie Inquest
bc bold as Bl on Thursday morning as
possiblo so that Hie bodies might be
brought to Columbia on the morning
train. Ile also communicated willi
friends in Eastover and asked that
caskets be provided and that the
bodies of the uufortunato men be
R. Lisle Irby was from Laurens
county and was a nephew of the late.
Sauat/ir John L. M, Irby. Ha was
ono of the best known constables on
J tue force and was one ti tho oldtst lu
servier, having been apperrited seven
yearB ago and having been stationed
in Columbia several years. He was
regarded as brave and fearhss and
when instructed to do a thing he al
ways obeyed orders. He leaves a wife
In Colombia, living at 1228 Lady
street. His brother, James H. Irby,
corporal of the guard at the peniten
tiary, left Wednesday night driving
through obe country. Ile will return
with the body Thursday morning,
taking "It to Laurens. Irby was In
sured for $500 In the Knights or
Pythias bel?g a member of Capital
Sara'l A. Phillips was appointed
from Eastovcr 18 months ago, by Gov.
Heyward, on the recommendation of
several prominent citizens of Rich
land. He had always given splendid
satisfaction in his position. He leaves
a wife and several children, who re
side at 1104 Pine street.
OUIEF nAMMET'S STATEMENT.
Chief Constable Hammet when
asked for a statement Wednesday
night said that while be deplored the
shocking occurrence it seemed to
have been purely a personal matter
between the two men. I ', as reported,
they bad been drinkiug lt was In
violation of one of the strictest rules
governing constabulary. EL L. Irby,
said Mr. Hammet, was thc best man
in this division and bad no superior In
the State as a constable. He was
fearless and reliable.
GOT HIS COTTON PICKED.
Au UklAlioma Farmer Introducen a
Novel Mri Omi to Gather it.
At Maugum I. T., while the cotton
crop of his neighbors was unpicked
and uncarei for, the tleecy staple on
thc farm of E C. Stockton was being
piled high In his warehouse and held
by bim for a 12 cent market.
Stockton owus a plantation in Greer
couuty. There ls always n. scarcity of
labor at cotton picking time, because
the resident* will not permit a negro
to remain over night within the coun
ty borders. Until 1895 this county was
a part of Texas, but in that'year the
United States supreme court hold that
Greer county was a part of the former
Comanche Kiowa Indian re ervation.
as outlined in their treaty with the
government, and therefore a part of
Stockton was In Erick looking for
bands while a dozen other planters
were there on a simular mission.
Stockton is a deacon In the Baptist'
church and happened to meet the su:
perintendent of the Sunday school.
The latter remarked that be was try- ?
lng to raiso money for a church li
brary. B ?fore Stockton and the super
intendent had parted company' ar
rangements had been made for the en-,
tire Sunday school to give a benefit!
cotton picking on the Stockton farm l
? he. no^t two dt?j6. Before he had loft
town Stockton bad given a two days'
benefit picking to the'Methodists, who
wanted money for new carpets; two
days to the Presbytfer-r?u-VVoi? need
ed new church furniture for the' pr-.
8803$?V uwo**??yfl to the Catholics to
replenish a mission fund, and closed
a deal with the Worran's Christian
Temperance Union and Loyal Tem
perance legh n for three days' picking
to aid tile temperonce campaign held
in that county.
The next morning fifty-six members
of the Biptist .Sunday school, big and
little, old and young, donned pink
sack3 and sailed forth to the Stock
ton farm, ' They were paid the pre
valid g price (To cents for a hundred
pounds), and by night bad picked 3,
(144 pounds. The proceeds of the day's
work went, a lung way toward buying
the needed library. Several other
members of the school joined the army
of pickers the next day and 6,000
pounds were pickett.
All denominations kept their dates
with Stockton, who provided liberal
meals and sleeping accommodations
for the party. He states that the pick
ing, taking Into consideration the feed
ing and bousing o.f the church delega
tions, cost bim less than experienced
negro pickers. He was able to get a
few Mexicans to work in a seperate
part of the tiehl from the church pick
i rs, and by the time the contracts
with the church arid temperance peo
ple expired he bad his entire crop
SENTENCED IO HANG.
A Young Whit? Man in Oooneo
c.junty to bo Executed.
At, Walhalla on Thursday Judge
McCullough sentenced Earl Rochester
lo be hanged January 0th next. A
motion for a new trial was over
Tuc scene lu tho c mri room was a
most, solemn one, when a young man
of line family received bis death sen
tenced for murdering bis neighbor,
whoso family ls equally as prominent.
Utfort; sente;.co was pronounced
Rochester made a long statement.'
narrating the circumstances that led
UP to the killing of Mills. He said he
was goarded hilo the killing by threats
Evidence showed that Mills was not
armed when bc was killed, only a
a small knife, a pipe and a piece o'
tobacco being found on bis person.
Beneath ills light arm he held a
bunch of cabbage plants wrapped in a
p|cco of paper. The killing took
piado near the home of Rochester as
Mills passul going along tho road from
a neighbor's, llutb men have wives
and small children.
(in May 12 last Ll .chester shot and
killed Waller Mills. They came of
prominent families and were both very
popular. Mills was unarmed when be
was shot. He was killed on his way
home as be was passing ny Rochester's
The trial created Intensa Interest
and it was an awe-stricken audience
that tilled thc courtroom when Judge
McCullough told Rochester to stand
up and ntiered the solemn wolds con
demning him to death.
Five Uurned to Death.
In a fire at 40 E.ist 07th street,
New York, Friday morning, which
iL ls said was Incendiary, Hirco peoplo
were burned to death, and many
others narrowly escaped. Tho dead
are End WObi r, 09; Planche and
Lillie Euplena, 15 and 18; The bodies
will bo takeu to tho police station.
M?. BRYAN'S VIEWS.
Thinks Parker's Defeat Is Sue to Con
ditions and Mistaken Policy.
RADICAL REMEDIES DEMANDED.
I) Miioorntn West ami South Must
fl Make tho Party a Positive,
Aftgrsslvo anti Bo lor in
Wm. J. Bryan Wedneslay night)
gave out an extended statement con
cerning tho eleotion, which ls intend
ed to serve os his comment on the re
sult, and as an answer to reports con
necting him with a movement look
ing .to the formation of a new party.
Mr. Bryan said he would not attempt
to deny all reports ch culatee! as to his
future political action, but would iet
liri* statement, serve to explain his po
sition. He says:.
"Tho defeat of Judge Parker should
noe be considered a personal one. Ile
did as well as he could under the cir
cumstances; he was the victim of un
favorable conditions and of a mistak
en: party policy. Ile grew in popu
larity as the campaign progressed and
expressed himself more and muru
strongly upon thc trust question, but
could ^not overcome the heavy odds
against him. Tlie so called conserva
tive Democrats charged the defeat of |
18?0 and 1900 to tbe party's position
ou the money question aud insisted
that a victory could be won by dmp
ping the coinage question entirely.
"The reorganizers are in complete
control of/the party, they planned the
campaign and carried lt on according
to ?their own views, and the verdict
against their plan is a unanimous one.
Surely silver cannot be blamed for
this defeat, for the campaign was run
?u a. gold basia. Neither can the de
feat be charged tu emphatic condem
nation ot the trusts, for the trusts
were not assailed as vigorously this
year as they were four years ago. It
is ?vident that the campaign did not
turn upon the question of imperial
ism, and it ls not fair to consider the
rena?t as a personal victory for the
president, although his administra
tioh was the subject of criticism.
.RADICAL CUANOK NECESSARY.
Thc result was due to the fact that
th? Democratic party attempted to be
conservative in the presence of condi
tions which demand radical remedies,
lt sounded a partial retreat when lt
she lld have ordered a charge all along
the)Hue. The democratic party has
notliing to gain by catering to organ
is?e! and predatory wealth, lt must
not only do without such support, but
it 'ari strengthen itself by inviting
y- '..ocn and emphatic opposition pf ,
these* elements. The campaign Just
clo-ed shows that it is as inexpedient
from the standpoint of policy as it,is
wrong from tbe standpoint of prin
clple to attempt any conciliation gjl
iii ti'.. Industrial and Unaury^'d'?spots |
whi'..are ??S?i$\'j 'getting control of j
all the avenues of wealth. The Demo
cratic patty, If it hopes tu win sue
cess, must take the side of tbe plain
Mr. Bryan says for two years he bas |
pointed out the futility of any at
tempt to compromise with wrong
or to patch up a peace with the great |
corpoialions which are now exploiting
the public, but the Southern Demo
crats were so alarmed by the race
issue that they listened, rather reluc
tantly, be lt said to their credit, to |
the promises of stucess held out by
these who had contributed to the de
feat of the party in the two preced
ing camptig is IlecontiDU's:
"The experiment has bi en a costly
une and lt is not likely to be repeated
during .the present generation. The
Eastern Democrats were also deceived.
They were led to believe that the
magnates and monopolists who co.
eioed tbe voters in 1S'J(> aud supplied
an enormous campaign fund in both
ISM and 1!)00 would help the Demo
cratic party If our party would oniy
be less radical. Tuc election has
opened ?'.,e eyes of the hundred of
tnouHbiud of honest and well mean
ing Democrats, who a few.months I
ago favored the reorganization of the !
party. These men now so J that they
must either go into the Republican
party or join with the Democrats of
the West and South in fmaking the]
Democratic patty a positive, aggres
sive and progressive reform organiza
tion. There is no middle gruuud.
READY TO ASSIST.
Mr. Bryan sajs no* that tho cam
paign ls over he will assist those who]
dea;re to put tho Democratic army
once more upon a lighting basis; he
will assist In organizing for the cam
paign of 11IU8. Ile continues.
"The party must continue to pro
test against a large army, against the
large navy and to stand for tho Inde
pendence of tho Filipinos, for Impe
rialism adds the menace of militarism
to the corrupting Intlu? ncc of com
mercialism, and yet experience has |
showu? that, however righteous tin
party's position on this subject, the Is
sue does not arouse the people, as they
can be warned only by a question
which touches them immediately and
individually. Tue party must also ?
maintain its position on the tariff i
question. Tho party must renew Its |
demand for an income tax, to be se
cured through a c institutional amend
ment In omer that wealth may be
made to pay Its share of tho expenses!
of thc government.
"The party must maintain it.s posi
tion in favor of bimetallsin. lt can
not surrender its demand for uso of!
both gold and silver as the standard'
money of the country, but the ques
tion must romain in abeyance until
conditions so ohauge as to bring the |
oublie again face to face with tailing
prices and a rising dollar. This, there
fore, can not be made the controlling
Ibsue of thc question upon which we
"Tho trust question presents thc
most acute phase of tho contest be
tween Democracy and plutocracy, so
far as economic Issues are concerned.
Tho President virtually admits that
the trusts contributed tu his cam
paign fund, but. he denies that they
received any promises or aid or im
munity. No wo 1 Infi ruted person
oouuta that the large corporations
I have furnished thc Republican cam
palgn fund durlug the campaigns of
1806 and 1900 and 1004, and no one
can answer the logic of Judge J ar ker'?
arraignment of thc trusts contribu
tion. The trusts are run on a business
principle. They do not subscribe mil
lions of dollars to a campaign unless
they are paying ' for favors already
grouted or purchasing favors for fu
ture delivery. The weakuess of Judge
Parker's position was that 'che charge
wits made at the close of the cam
paign, when it was neutralized by a
counter charge. The trusts cannot
he fought successfully by any party
that depends upon trust funds to win
NO ?KUST MONEY.
"The Democratic party must make
its attack upon the trusts so vehement
that no one will suspeot lt of petting
sec te t aid from them. It will ba to
' its advantage If lt will b<~gln the next
I campaign with an announcement that
no trust contribution will be ace pt
ed, and then prove its shier ky by
giving the publio access to its contri
"President Roosevelt has four years
in which to make good h's declaration
that no obligations were ire rred by
thc acceptance of trust funds. Ile wil
disappoint either the contributors or
the voters. If he disappoints the con
tribiitcrs,' the trust question may be
put in the process of settlement. If
he disappoints the people they will
have a chauce to settle with bis party
four years hence.
"The party must continue Its de
fence of the Interests of the wage
earners; it must protect them from
the encroachments of capital; it must
Insist upon remedial leg slation lu rr
gard to hours and arbitration and
must so l ink the authority of the
ci uris in contempt cases as to t v r
throw what is known us gov^rnm ni
by ir ju :ction.
"Tue party must continu' its oppo
sition to national hanks cf 1? ue and
must iuhiat upuu ?ivorcii g the treas
ury depart mont frc m Wah btreet. The
party mu-t ontir.ua its tig it for the
popular election of senators ai d for
dire CD legislation wherever tho pnn
c:ple can be applied. It must hot only
m <intain its position on old lieu s;
but it must advance to the oosidera
tion of new qu:stions os they arise."
Among thwe Mr. Bryan mentions
the postal telegraph system, state
ovneishlpof railways, federal Ju g s
elected for fixed terms and the el- c
tlon of post m isters by tho people of
their respictive c mmmltics.
SCHOONJi? BUN UOWN.
Capt. It Uu. Walton, Hin Wi?o anti
Two Seamen Drowned.
Capt. Robert Walton, his wife and
two seamen lost their lives Wednes
day night off Barnegat light, when
the United States supply shIp""Onlgoa
jut down the Norfolk lumber schooner ,
Wilson and Hunting. Four members
3f RVS ?reW) tim mate, whose name is
Peterson, the steward and two sea
meu, were rescued by the Culgoa and
were brought there Friday.
The accident occurred according to
the survivors about 7 o'clock in the
livening. Tue schooner was 10 miles
west of Barnegat tacking off shore
when she was struck by the Culgoa,
which was making for New York,
fhesteel how ot the supply ship struck
the schooner nearly amidships and cut
half way, throwing the smaller vessel
on her beamsend. The Culgoa kept
on at full speed with the .Intention of
keeping the schooner fastened to its
how until the crew could be rescued.
Tlie gaping hole lu thc aide of tho
sailing vessel was so large, however,
that lt slid off to one side. A boat
?from the Culgoa rescued four mon.
No others were seen, and lt ls thought
Capt. Walton went bsloW after his
wife when the collision occurred and
that they were both drowned, with
two seamen, who were in their bunks.
The Culgoa stayed ny the oap ?zed
scooner all night and daylight Thurs
day morning lowered two more boats,
but, the sailors were unable to disc iver
signs of life on the wreck. Toe
schooner is now believed to be drift
ing about near Barnegat. The supply
ship anchored otf Tompkinsvtlle Fri
day night and landed the survivors.
Her bows are badly damaged.
The Wilson and Hunting left Nor
folk, Nov. 3d, for New York with a
fud cargo of piling. She was built in
1803 in Alexandria, Va. She is of
418 gross and 344 net tons register.
152 feet long, 35 feet beam and 11.6
feet draught. Her regular crew is six
The Republicans were desperate In
Colorado on the day of election. At
Cripple Creek two Democratic elec
tion Judges were killed, a Peabody
deputy sher.tl was mortally woundod
and a number of Democratic judges
were beaten aud thrown Into Jail. Ike
Idelblob and Chris Miller, judges at
Gold held, were shot down hy ono of
Sherill Hell's eleputles. They had or
dered the deputy away from the poll
ing p'ace. Jumes Woi?ord, the deputy
who killed the two election ollie ?rs in
Goldfield, was a secret service man
during the military ruin In the dis
trict. Miller and Idlebolt were union
men. At Midway, Ed Doyle, a di puty
sherill, assaulted Mrs. Kennedy, a
a Democratic Judge, and in astiuggle
that ensued toro lier dress and slapped
her. Ed O'Leary, a Democratic
watcher, Interfered and shot Do., le,
fatally wounding him.
Japan WniitH I'caoo.
A dispatch from London says Japan
unotlleiilly has made representations
to Russia looking to peace. This
action resulted in failure, and such
representations, even privately, are
not likely to bo repeated-by Japan
lt is uot known what actuated Japan
hi this step and Russia's refusal to
consider tho proposition is taken as to
I indicate tiiat tho czar is coi;ii ?nit of
the ultimate outcome of tho war. Al
though the suggestion of a pad Ile set
tlement was made unofflcialiy it ac
tually had behind lt all toe weight
of au offer hy the Japanese govern
ment, lt was made direct to Russia
and no power aoted as au interme
diary. Too failure of these direct
negotiations, however, resulted In
t ringing intervention within a meas
CHIME FOLLOWS CBlME.
Tho sheri rx nd One Citizen'Killed
nnil Town Terrorized.
A dispatch from Huntington, W.
Va., says Faye to County is excited
as never before over a d mole murder
which occurred Thursday, following
the murder of Corstable W. A.
.hickson, by Policeman Will Elliott,
of Montgomery, Wednesday night.
Wednesday night in a quarrel between
the two officers, Jackson was shot and
killed. Harvey Jacks m, a brother of
W. A. Jackson, and two other broth
ers, armed themselves and started out
'o olean up the entire police force of
the town," which ls a_ small hamlet
A telephone message was sent to
ShciiU Daniels, of Fayette County, to
come to Montgomery at once as blood
shed was certain. Daniels reached
Montgomery at 1U o'clock Thursday
m truing. Just as he stepped from
ti ie train he saw Harvey. Jackson and,
p'aoicg his hand on Jackson's shoul
der, told him to leave the town under
penalty of being arrested. Jackson, -
without a word, fired twice point
blank at the sheriff, each bullet tak
ing effect. The sheriff dropped to
the ground, dying instantly. John
lto'.f, a prominent oitlzin of tbe town,
was standing nearby and had witness
ed the talk between Danielsand Jack
sn. Thro .ving up his hands he ad
vanced toward Jackson to remonstrate
with him aud to help Daniels. Jack
son turned and shot Rolf dead. Then"
rel?i.Jina bis revolver and pulling an
other from his hip pocket he bland
ished them in the air and defied any
one in the town to take him.
The otter Jackson boys came into
the town and met their brother im
mediately after the shooting. For
half au hour the three men paraded
the streets firing revolvers and defying
the town, The people were in a panic
and crawled into cellars. The streets
were deserted and not *>n official dared
to make his appearance. lu the
meantime Detective Harrison Ash,
wno lives near Montgomery and is re
puted to be the gamest man in West
Virginia, was telephoned for. When
ue was s:en coming down the road
way from Montgomery by the Jackson '
boys they started on a run for thc
mountain base nearby and escaped in
the woods. After Ash had driven
.he murderers to the mountains tbe
citizens plucked up courage and i
swarmed into the streets heavily
armed. A posse of 200 men were .
quickly organized and under .the I
leadership of Ash and other police
they started beating the woods for
SWEPT BY FIRE.
The Town of Johnston Has a Destruc- |
tive Con ll aeration.
A dispatch to the Augusta Ohroni- i
cle says but for a fortunate change in >
the wind at a critical time Tnursday I
L I H. business section of J uhnston would i
nave ~ beela . a smouldering heap of
ashes. As iv v?? ^disastrous fire <
s vept a portion of the "W&?S5^?*?'^
trlct and threatened several very '
handsome residences that are in the
The Ure originated In the old How- '
ard building, which was tenanted by <
P. J. Duncan and family, and swept
that portion of Malu street between ;
Mlms avenue and Jackson street. The i
tire started from a defective stove
(lae, and was bunning its way into a
nest of splendid buildings when the 1
winn shifted and turned the huge i
tongue of linne diagonally acrus->
Main street, which ls very wide, so
wide in fact, that they could not
reach across the street and ignite the
buildings on the other side, and at
the same time saved the buildings
that were in the track of the tire.
Tho losses with the insurance as
near as they could be gotten are as
fol 1' J ws :
Old Howard building, owned by J.
W. Moblty, 81,000.
Household furniture pf T. J. Dun
J. M. Still, merchant, suffered slight
C. A. Austin, on building, 8000.
J. T. Durst, on stock, 8500.
V. E Eiwards, on stt ck, 8500, in
surance 81,000. The building was
owned by the National Bank of Au
gusta, and the Insurance could not be
learned. Itsvaluowas about 81,000.
W. W. Woodward, a butcher, lost
about 840, and the building in which
he operated was OAued by D. T.
Outz, which was damaged to the ex
tent of about 8300.
W. L. Coleman suffered a loss of
abou J 81,000 on building with 8200
Another small bu'.cher shop was de
lu some of the buildings destroyed
the sticks of goods were saved.
Weevil MovniK sSouth.
In an exhaustive report on the boll
weevil made by Assistant State Ento
mologist R. 1. Smith to Commissioner
of Agriculture O. B. Stevens, au un
p irtant and dangerous feature re
???iiding this pest, according to Mr.
Smith, ls thc rapidity with winch the
weevil ls moving eastward. Mr.
Smith asserts in lils report that, if
measures to light the weevil are long
delayed In the eastern portion of the
cotton belt, lt will mean inestimable
loss to the cotton punters. Mr.
Smith has been in Texas in an official I
?capacity for some time, making a
j through study of the Mcxicuu boll
Alleged < Irl ru i nal At.unit.
Late Friday afternoon John Jack
son, an old colored man from near
Langley, came to Aiken and charged
John Watson, another negro, with
having cornmitled a criminal assault
upon bis daughter, Laura Jackson, ou
last Satudrday. John Jackson further
states that Watson has never left the
neghbornond of his alleged crime and
that thc officers of the law have made
no attempt to arrest Watson. Jack
son has succeeded in raising $25, which
he has dopodted with Clerk of Court
John W. Dunbar and will offer lt as a
roward for the arrest of his daughters
? RAILROAD manager sa\s the hugo
death list in railway circles is due to
the "craze for rapid transit." He
would have been much nearer to the
truth had he admitted that lt is due
j to the "craze of huge dividends."
To the Democracy of the Nation
About the 1.1 c>ton.
HE DOES NOT' LIM?NT D7EEAT
Thanks the Manadera and Hank and
, Pile for Brilliant Party ' BM
vice. EIB Fntnro Plans
Not Yet Decided.
Judge Parker Wednesday night
gave tho press an open lotter address
ed * 'To the Democracy of the Nation,"
In which he thanked those In charge
of his campaign work and declared
that the people will soon realize that
"the tariff fed trusts are absorbing
the wealth of the nation." He said
that when that timo comes the
people will turn to tho Democratic
party for relief. In this letter Judge
Parker says he Bhali never seek a
nomination f jr public office. The
letter fo lows:
To the Democracy of thc Nation: -
Our thanks are due to the members
of the national committee and to the
executive committee in charge of the
campaiun for most unsoltisb, capable
and brilliant party service. AP. t>?ftt>>^
it was possible for.men todo they dldf
hut our difficulty was beyond the renell
of party managers. j
1 am most grateful to them/end
wish in this general way to extend my
iii.mica to the workers, as well -as the
rack and file, all over the coutftry. I
kcoK how hard they struggled against
overwhelming odds, and ? only wish I
could take each one by the nand and
Deeply as I regretted leaving the
bench at the time of lt, in thu pteo
eo?j of overwhelming defeat, I do not
lament ic. I thought lt was my duty.
In the light of my present informa
tion I am now even more confident
that I did right. I shall never seek a
nomination for public office, but I
shall to the best of my ability serve
the party that, bas honored me, and
through the party serve my country.
THE PARTY'S MISSION.
The party has in the Dear future a
*reat mission. Before long the people
will realize -that the tarilT fed trusts
uni Illegal combinations are absorb
ing the wealth of thc nation.
Then they will wish to throw off
these leeches, but the republican
party will not aid them to do lt, for .
Its leaders appreciate too; well the
uses to which the moneys of the
trusts can be put in political cam
When that time cornea, and come it
will, th?-pAC?pl^. will tate to_tI*e lv
acratlo party for relief, aud. the party
mould bo ready-ready with an or
ganization of patriotic citizens cover- ~
mg every election -district, who are
willing to work for the love of .the
jause-an organization supported by .
is many town, city, county and Slate
?ffleers as we ere .able to elect in the
mel?9, We entered^ this can vass / ?
with every""'northern, western and
eastern State, save one, in Republican
TUIB gave to that party a large
irmy of officeholders, reaching into
avery hamlet, many of whom gladly
followed the examples sat for them
by the members of the president's
cabinet in devoting their time and
services to the party.
To accomplish much In this direc
tion, however, wo must forget the
difficulties of the past. If any oue sus
pects bl3 neighbor of treachery, let
bim not hint of his suspicion. If .be
knows he his deserted us, let him not
tell lt. Our forces are weakened by
divisions. We have quarreled at ti nes
over non-essentials. If we would help
Ihe people, If we wou.d furnish an or
ganization through whlcl they may
oe relieved of a party that has grown
so corrupt that it will gladly enter
Into partnership with trusts to secure
moneys for election purposes, we must
roget the differences pf tue p<!St and
begin this day to build up wherever
it may be needed a broad and e lie.ti ve
orgamzition. And we must by con
stant teaching, through the pres3 and
from the platform, apprise th?j people
of the way the vicious tanti circle
We must bring home to them at
other than elect lou times, the fact
that moneys contributed to the Re
publican party by t'.ie trusts is not
only dishonest money bm. it ls given
that the trust may, wi bout bin
dera! ces, take a much Luger .sum from
In the presenca of a defeat that
would take away all personal ambi
tion, were is true that otherwise it
possts^ed me, I Co no: h?sltat? to say
that in my opinion the greatest morai
question which now confronte us is:
Shall the trusts and c irporations be
prevented from contributing money to
control or to aid in controlling elec
Such service as i can render in mat)
or any other direction will be gladly
And 1 beg the cooperation as a fel
low worker of every Democrat In the
(Signed) Alton H. Parker.
.The telegraph office at li isemount
lodge was dismantled Wedntsday
night after busiucss. Juci(,'e Parkersaid
Wednesday night bis plans for the
future were not detiuitely made but
that soon he would be In harness
again., lt is generally believed hore
that he will engage In the practico of
law in New York, forming a partner
ship with some well established firm.
Who Known this Mun?,
The Columbia Ricord says a tele
phone mes-age from Savannah Friday
afternoon stated that the body of a
man had been found in the Ogeechee
river, and in one of the p<:cke"is was a
card bearing the name''L. C. Lev gne,
100 Wash ngton street, Columbia, S. *
10." S jon a name iilo"?s not appear in
the directory, and so far as could be
a certalncd willi a brief Investigation,
no one knew of such a man. The dead
man was about 30 years old, five feet
high, wore button sin es, and it ls said
that bis clothing Indicated that ho
wai a railroad man. Ba hart some
Itlcietfl In bis pockets showing that
I he had played tho races.