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BEN JSTETTSVTLLE, S. G., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 100?.
To Columbia and is Most Warm
ly Welcomed by People
FfiOM ALL THE ST ATI'.
A Cordial R<c<p(ion is Qlvin the Orea:
s end Elcqu nt Orator by the People
o' Columbia and Thousands of
Visitors Prom Othtr
JTr. William Jennings Bryan's visit
to Columbi* Wednesday was an coca
?ion of Rreat political moment. Tuen
woro gathered there to meet him
several hundred o' the leading men of
the State, and they listened Intent
ly to tl e words of wisdom of tho mai
who Jr. now rrouldlrg Democratic
thc tight and sentiment. Mr. Bryan
arrived in Columbia Wednesday morn
ing at 3 o'ohek from Charlotte, bis
train having been delayed.
V.'ed ?enday morning Mr. Bryan wes
entortained at breakfast by a coat
mitiee invited by the Chamber of
Commerce-Mr. li.chard I Manning.
Dr C. M Galloway, Dr. Julius D
Dreher, Dr. J A. B. Soherer ?nd oth
ers,. At io 30 Governor ney ward
and escort called in motor oars at
Wright's hotel, Mr. Bryan's head
qujrtei", and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
and ps i ty were ti ken in. motor carH
for a fijJo fircund tl e city and out
into tb( country.
A fte) this the parly drovo up to th
roar of Legare college s nd through a
baok entrance to the Btap? In iront of
which were gathered 2 500 pcopb
awaiting the arrival of tho great
American citizen. AH the morning
tbero had been a throng of men and
women around tho doors of Wright'.,
hotel, eager ind t xpeotant for th?
first glimpse (f the guest of South
Cardin*. He WAK c? re*ed lustily as
he carno out and cn*, ci ed the motor
car. Again as hr- ascended the p.at
forn. in front of Legare COIICRO tnere
The morning was beautiful, al
though later lt became sultry and
shovery. There were many ladle'
present and altogether the atmos
pher ? was one cf <>uoh frank cordiality
for tho speaker, that h&, in effect,
deoh red that, be feared ho would
lapse Into platitudes. There were no
Republicans for bim to face and his
speech was not given tho emphasis
which perhaps it would btv.-, received
had .there been in the air a touch of
animosity to the sneaker. Mr^B^yap
hjp.eanrio.very^^niiftf-.y. *mw*o..i\ de
' Li? pordtiph/ ; '-?he dua^Vj(^p^
Rbip proposition y ion no
m h talked of la* olar?d
p? -alji that he ls Wtfw/raiuco speak
..io views, and if they be unpopular
bo is not afraid to noe he the olsap
proval of thote who disagree with
Hisspeah V?H In f(ur parts: Wt
dlBsaotlon and ridicule ol the ipeeohef
on high tariff by Mr. Leslie M. Shaw,
secretary of the trcsury; lils declara
tion that Roosevelt is popular not be
cause of thc Republican party, but in
spite of it, for hts popularity comes
from the reforms which he urges, re
forms taken from the Dsmi eratic
platforrr ; his discussion of the Phillp
pine situation in a way to show that
had the Derne orallo party been vic
torious in 1900, there would have
been saved (from subsequent Phillp
pine extravagance?) $600.000,000,
enough to dig the Panama canal, ano
there wouldn't bo the shame of car
pet badgers kept in power by bajonet
rub ; hr.ally his explanation of the
government ownership if railroads
wbloh, In a way, ho favuM. Thh<
was tho newest and most significant,
part ot his speech. Some of tin
Qterjogr^.pber's uotes were rendered al
most undecipherable hy tho showers
which came up toward the latter part
of Mr. Bryan's spteoh.
When Mr. Bryan and escort mount
ed the stand there was great enthu
siam in tho crowd, and tho Columbi*
orohestra, which had been entertain
ing the orowd, began to play ''Our
Country 'Tis of Thee " Thc meet
lng wat oalled to order by Mr. W. A
Clark, ptesldent of tho Chamber of
con mfr.ee, who presented Uev. Dr.
Sam M. Smith, pastor of tho First
Presbyterian cl uroh, who made a
prayer full cf patriotism and noble
thought. This was referred to very
feel,nfc!/ by Mr. Bryan Bubscquontlj
in Us ("scussicn of Christian citizen
ship. IO .den! ly Mr. Bryan ls not
accust? lutd to seeing pclltioal meet
ings opened willi prayer.
Mr. tdark then took charge of tin
proceedingti In the following introduo
tory re mar 1rs:
Fol hw olt'zms, wc hnv3 as cu
gui si today ono of A mer loa's rca,t>v
distinguished sons, ono dlstingulscc
ss a ol1 z*n, distinguished as a utah H
man, distlngu'shed as an orator. II
l at kh dly consented to hptak to to>
pei plc of Sou h Carolina upon Urns
great political <i ?estlons which con
cern thc nat on. lt; ls our privilege,
therefore, to extend to him a Caro
lina ?v?loome. II* ls the g neut no?
only ? the city of Columbia, but ol
the kt ito cf S( uth Caiollna. lt h.
prep* r, therefore, that Columbi!'
^titulo ixtcnd him cur welOome, J
Ti? my privilege now to Introdt ce Mt
J I n A. Willis, MI- mayor pro ten
who w:ll extend this wolcomo.
A i. mc UM AN winnis.
Mr Willie, nu .-.Ot; a v>. ry tint*, spemh
whloh was noe.\cd with frequent in
torrup'lons of aiplauNe. On belia)
of the city of Columbia, he said:
li, lb wita pleasure 1 am here oefor.
you today in b hal' of his honor, ru
mayor to welcome to our fair city HI
distinguished a gufst, a man wei.
known tn you sh, ci tl or personally 0
hy remits tion, and a man that Stand*
1 Ighhi tl e 4 ntino tion cf th? Amorl
Cor p plo ?*s n ch y.n, writer, slatep
man ai d orator. Ho has been wlthh
our gw.nM before, iud but a bicci
awAy a.drobiifcd cur legislature li
open air, and with a pleasant rctror
prct of that day wc arc giad to aga;i
have the p'av.ure of 0? 0* more wei
Doming him to our olty, to cur homet
and te our heat tn. And J am confi
dent I voleo the sentiment of every
man, woman and ohild of Oolumbla.
I am glad to seo so msny strangers
with us today, to ("o honor to so noted
a guert, and I bid them welcome ard
thark them for oomlng to aid us in
honoring a man who In all bis politi
cal oaroer stands out against the hort
son of his far-away Western borne
with the white 0 g of purity wrapped
about him-and no man can j natl >
point at him except to name a pure
and loyal Amerioan and loved by all
who know him. 'Tis true our guest
is a courageous mar ; this no ono can
doubt. He speaks what ho thinkp
and aoU as his consokmo'; dlotater>
and fears no man or pirty. He wa?
t wice the oholce of the Democratic
party and twice defea'ed, V ut tbat did
not discourage this God fearing man
and if the sign* of the timo are right
he will again bo tbolr oboioe, and I
trust and believe ho will load his par? y
?oi.uccess and after November, 1908,
we mav h VJ the pleasure and honor
of again welcoming h'm not as a clti
zen alone, but as the chief executive
of this great nation. In this dear
Southland wo love a man who prove?
himself to be pure, true and loyal to
his convictions, and to bis people, and
as I stand here upon this historic
ground and in front of this historic
building and basifies theso historio
stands from behind which no many
distinguished South < arolinians hava
spoken, and as I gr. zo upon the p r
traits of MoDiMilo, Legare, Prestou,
Hampton and the lmixortal Calhoun,
methinks I see their faces light up
with a sm Ho of approval and bid mc
with you all to weloome to dear olO
Oolumbla this true and-trled oitiz n
writer, statesman aud silver-tongued
orator, the H n. Willam Jennings
Mr. Clark then prcsonted Gov. Du: -
can Clinch Hayward, who was receiv
ed with marked approbation. Gov.
Hey ward said:
Mr. Ohalrmau, Ladies, and My Fellow
Oit z ur:
I fee' honored to Bpeak for S uth
Carolina on tho occasion which calls
as together this mornii g. It ls al
wavs a pleasure tome to < xtond to
visiting guests the cordial hospitality,
the greeting and thc we'e mo of our
And toc'ay, my fellow ci'.lzons, it 1B
in added pleasure and a privilege in
deed, to ext: nd thc right, hand of geo !.
ly fellowship, aye, both hands, In
.varment greetings to our honored anc!
distinguished guest, "Ou: Great Cr al
moner," William J? linings Hryan.
Slr, you have nmt and mingled with
South Carolinians before. You know
the fciocerity of our welcome, and 1
trust that recollections cf former
visits llDgor as pleasant memo, les with
von, as they do with us.
Our gucRt has just returned from t
long visit to many distant lands.
Riverywhoro he B( J urned honors wore
oeaped upon Amerioa's distinguished
ors, and in England 4 Oor Great Oem
moiier"' was termed "the Gladstone ol
America." And when be returned
to the land of his b'rth suoh a wei
.omo was given him as rarelv if evei
has been < quailed under the Stars and
Stripes of his na'dvc country.
Differing lu numbers and in noise,
perhaps, but tquallng in sincerity
and cordiality ls the welcome which
wo South Carolinians give to you, Mr.
Mryan, tooay. () >r only regret is idiat
your stay must be so brlof.
And now, Mr. hryan, I give yoi;
into the. caro and keeping of vom
South Carolina friends- South Carn
Un?an?, I present to you tho Neb
raskan, William Jennings Bryan, thc
Gov. Heyward's ringing speeoh wat
followed by c!?eors which swelled let'
a ger.uino ovation as Mr. Bryan cami
forward smiling. Mr. Bryan was li
very line v doe and without difficult)
ne maoe everyone lu that big o;Owe
hear him. He was interrupted wltl
After up'-aklngan hour and 40 min
utos, Mr. Bryan concluded, atthougl
the orowd willingly would have spem
the whole afternoon listening to bli
words of wisdom and his call to ao
Mr. Willis announced that then
would be a publlo reeoptlon at tin
State oapital and there for half a:
hour Mr. Bryan stood shaking hana
with the South Carolinians who, euge
and admiring, crowded upon him.
AT LU NO 1!KON.
At 3 o'clock Mr. and Mrs Bryai
were entertained at luuoheon by Capt
and Mrs. W K Gotz.tlesat their hom
on Senate rtreet. The guests Invite
to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bryan wert
Gov. I). O. Hey ward, Mr. Riobard 1
Manning, Mr. Martin 1<\ Ansel, gui
ernor elect; Mr. Jno. 0. Sheppard, foi
mer g? v rnor of the Stat; ; Mr. S?ai
hopo Sams, Litt. I) ; Mr. W. A. Cia*
ano Mr. Julius H. Walker. Tho pr.rt
remained at the homo of Capt Got
/.Jes until the t'.mo for doparturo i
tho train for Augusta. There was
committee from that city waiting I
accompany Mr. Bryan.
Tho groat Nebraskan evidently
found of Columbia, ll* did not hes
cato to say so, and his fi lends bei
wore mado to feel that his words wo:
Markot tho Crop Slowly.
Mr. Harvle Jordan rays "the rcoei
meeting of the executive com mitti
of the Southern Colton Assoolatk
:>eld at Ilot Springs, Atk., tlxlng tl
minimum price on cotton, basis ml
diing, at Interior points at 10 cents
a low price as any farmer could I
asked or advised to hold bis Cotto
Ten cents per pound 's practloa!
the bread and meat line and nott
sold below that llgure, however sllgl
ban ly represent the cost of produotlc
rinne ls no necessity and no kind
sensible rescuing why the Sou
should raorilloe at tho present m
turing crop at any prloo under
cents per pound. There 's no good rr
son why this crop should noll for li
I v an that of last year, whloh avers
i d a little over 11 conta per pour
?1 tho ports. Since September
??04, to Septomber I, 1006, tbf
lave como into sight 25,500,000 ba
if cotton and of this enormous amou
ll bsd been praetloa'ly otu sum
xor pt about 800 000 bales." T
jrop is short and Mr. Jordan advl:
Mic farmers to market tho orop sic
ly and the price ls bound to rise.
Nil UKO ATTACKS l?N(JINKi;U IN
ll IM HNGINU CAB*
The Negro Fireman Made No J?fort
to Help the Engineer in
Engineer J. L. Leonard, of tbe
M.'uihem railway, had a desperate
tight with a negro tn his engine oab
Thursday morning Just after ho had
left Kingsville and was about thirty
wilts abuve Orangeburg. His left
ear was chewed nearly off by his
ferocious assailant, Daniel Goodwin. |
who afteward made his csoapo. Wil
liam Wilson, the engineer's oolored
fireman, did not raise his hand to
help his superior.
Just outside ' f Ktngvlllo Thursday
morning, while Engineer Leonard
was urging his engine to speed in
order to get thc morning passenger
train from Charleston into Columbia
on time, Daniel Goodwin, a negro who
had act' d an fireman for Mr Leonard
and who Md been d isobar ged some
ten days bf f oro, leaped upon tho en
gino step% a '.d made his way luto thc
oab of tho onglno. Ho announced
that he was going to ride to Oolum
Engineer Leonard ordered the bli;
negro off the locomotive. It would
have been against tho ruloB to lot him
rldo. Goodwia refused to go. The.
engincor stopped the eugine tr> put
the negro off. Goodwin seized a
neavy monkey wrench and made a
deadly swing with lt at the engineer's
lie*d He saw the blow coming lust
In time and slid down from his seat
Ile grappled with Goodwin, and then
hogan the light. I was the en
gineer's tank to pr vont G- odwin
'r un bral. i IR him with the wreroh,
und at the axwo time tn put the
d'sp'.-rate follow fl tho engine.
Tbe negro wa - forced steadily baok
ward by Mr Leonard, who ls not s
big mim, hut who ls well muscled.
But Goodwin got a brace against the
b. ok of the cab and Mr. Leonard'
head brushed agalm.it his faoo. In
ntartlv, with the lnatit.ot of a bull
dog. G Godwin orushed the engineer's
.?ar betveen his teeth, and ohowed.
Tho pain was horrible. Tho engineer
succeeded In tearing away, and then
lt we s'thi\ i Goodwin made his csoapr
from the c.b. and disnppearod into
nearby woods. Iii scorns to bo a des
perato fellow, and had au ally in Mr.
Leonards negro Ureman.
Although in great pal", tho en
giceer drove his engloe into Colum
bia, and there WQB Bent to the infirm
\ry and received treatment. He re
turned to Charleston Thursday night.
It is thought that Goodwin will bc
captured, as he lives in tho neighbor
hood of the plaoo where the assault
was made. Tire Charleston P. st) says
Mr. I* iona rd hi well Imovm tn Oh
leaton. Do ?inn neon an emnucer
tho Southern railway f r many years,
and is a good man. Ho was able te
-eceivc vibltors Friday, but will have
trouble with that inj ired ear for some
time to o?me. Reports about his in
j irks were muoh exaggerated, but
ne did have a nairow efc^po.
V7ANXTT? B8 PARDONED.
litBtol Those Who Will Uo to Purdon
Thc board of pardons will meet In
Columbia thc first Wednesday in Oe
tuber. There are always a grnat many
people interested In the work of thh
board, and BO that all Interested may
know of tho pending oanes the follow
lng list of the oases to bo considered
at the appr JP ^Mng session of the board
Dan Lt,wo, Aiken Canty, man
R P. and J II ? ahoy, Aadorson,
assault and baUory and rcslBtlng an
Djck Davis, Anderson, murder, re
commended to meroy.
C. H. Phillips, Rorkeloy, larceny
George Stone, Cherokee, petit lar
E H. Parker, Chesterfield, murder,
recommended to meroy.
Kally Davis, Colleton, manslaugh
Eddie Patterson, Geovgetown, mur
ErvIn and Emanuel Limbcrt, lar
ceny Uve tioook.
Hurwell Thomas, Hampton, mur
Nod O. Sessions, Iforry, violation
Walter C. M;Manus, Linoaster,
manslaughter, recommended to meroy.
Hill MuCllutook, Laurens, man
Poinsctt Co,noll and Sol Norton,
T. J Thaokaton, Greenville, viola
tlon Seotlon 382 Criminal Codo.
Waltor Allen, Groonvlllo, murder.
Waltor Jones, Laurens, assault and
A. B, A maker, ct al "A makers,"
Freddie Aiken, Orangeburg, ansauh
and battery, high aggravated nature.
A. Folger Powell, Piokcns, viola
tion dispensary law.
John Hendrix, Piokcns, burglary, in
William E llson, Plokons, vlolallor
ThcS, C. Aughtry, R ahland, mur
Henry Padgett, Saluda, disposing
p*oo rby under lien.
lt) I Turnstall, Spartanburg, larceny
liVO BtOOl .
J. I). Walker, Lancaster, soiling
Robert Gunnell8, Greenville, assault
with intent to rapo.
To Norm OM B?tlojr?
A. I). Jackson, ohalrman of tbe
I) mocratlo Executive Ocmmlttoo of
Woods county, Texas, has issued a
call for a mass meeting of Democrats
of his county at (? dtman Saturday,
Septembor lll. h, tu uncertain and ox
prosi our .vlshes in regard to instruct
ing our Stat? Sonators ano our Rep
resentatlves in voting against J. W.
Bailoy, for United States Senator
from Texas." Mr. Jaokson states that
the oall is promptod by reconb devel
opments made In tho testimony of H.
Clay P.erce kt St. Louis.
By Negro Fiends on White Wo
men in Atlanta Caused
k NIGHT OP TKRBOK.
Mob invade N g'o Section In D fiance
?f the Pulicc, end Cut, Shoot and
Btat Negroes to D nth. Thirty.
Plve Aro Killed and Msnv
The multiplicity of assaults com
mitted in Fulton county and Atlanta
during tho past three mci'ti ?, live of
which occurred from 5 to U o'clock
Saturday night, resulted in a bitte
raoo war in wbtoh at lca'it thirty ne
<?roes wer? killed by tho Infuriated
white people of thc city. O \o of thc
assaults Saturday evening recurre'
Just boyond the outskirt? of the city
in Fulton county, aud four others al
most In the centre of tho ol ty. Aboul
7 o'clock Mrs. F Arnold, residing lt
tho western part of thc. city, was al
tacked in her back yard by a negro,
but o?caped f un his o'u ches and
frightened bim away by her screams
The negro was ohased by the men of
the neighborhood, who heard th>
orles for help, and lator cr-p'tired ano1
taken to tho polios barracks.
When tels faofc became known lt
fanned a smouldoriUK llame and In a
short Urne a small crowd of white per;
pie collected a short distance from th.
station house, and lt appeared that
thero would he trouble. About tie
same time nows was received the'
Mrs. Obafln, who lives usar the Sol
Hers* Home., had been attacked In th
same manner by a negro, ai-d a po^si
immediately bonan soourlng the w. ods
in that vicinity for the ll .nd. These
'.wo oocurrenocs, oouph.d .vlth the sov
en similar attacks thnt have beet'
made upon thc woman of Atlanta lo h
week, hoon had th", entire city In >
Humo of passion. In very s'v rt order
three more r^port^d att?mp:s of tho
same naluro were received and abeu
7 o'olf?k tho mob around that scotion
of Dcoatur street infes'.ed by the ne
groes had grown lo more than 500
\ro Not Pcrmt?aat)k U udor Unr Ht?to
To the Editor of the Mews and Cou
jiers> I i don't exp;ot. -vou fiO . publish
this, as you havo carefully rofraiueo
from publishing anything that would
tend to dispute ye ur posltb.n, but as
the clootlons are ovor and no further
use for misrepresentation, I will try
you and s?e to what extent you aro 8
. ewspapor. Waat havo you kilned lr
che el otion, ud.nltiing for the saki
f argument that you hxve tho G over
uor aod Legislature in favor of count)
dispensaries? This, however, only at
argument; we contend that wo havt
the Legislature Gan you have county
Mspensarlet?? In our opinion youl
campaign has been a myth, you can't
nave county dlspoosaries without ab
rogathig every business priu?Jp!r
known to trade sud oom m oreo. Say
that you havo both foo G vernor and
the Legislature in favor o'count dis
pensaries, can you hava them? That
ls i>he question.
The Constitution o' South Carolin*
savs, f f ter enumerating what the Leg
islature oin do, in relaid to thc "ll
quor question," and may authoriz
ind empower, State, county and mu
nicipal oillcers, all or either, uuder th.
authority and In tho nrouo of the
S.ato, to buv in any matkot and re
tall wlthl- re State liquors and bev
er ages lu jtt package.-? and q 'anti
ties und? . such rules and regulations
as it dee AB expedient/'
Now, ttipposo C arleston wants a
county dispensary, lt cannot buy ll
quor In Ita own name, but mint buy
in tho name of tnc State. So, you see,
we oin't have county dispensaries; and
the last oampulgn bas Loon IUD upoi,
a fraud. Y.?u say we can have lt, but
thc State must ba responsible for out
purchases. 1 admit thal; but ls thc
State of South Carolins, so lAoklng In
business qualification as to purmit the
?se of its credit to forty-one couuntte
without any bupervlsioi ? Certainly
tho State ls not ac ind ld ate for tin
lunatic asylum, and wlh prohibition
oouutles be willing to bo tax. cl to pay
debts of dispensary counties and get
no revonui V Hardly. SJ you see
?hat from a business standpoint you
havo got tJ havo Stale suporvlslon ol
tho dispensary or entirely repeal the
law. Now you wouid bo willing to
repeal the law aod return to bar rooms,
but that was not the Issue in this
eleotlon. So, If you will tell me whal
/ou havo gained lt will enllgoun me,
as I can see no gain with all of this
hulcbaioo. W. F. Clayton.
Florenoo, S C
A dispatch from Now York says as
a result of a collision between a trol
ley oar of the Btooklyn Rapid 'Pram
lt C o i and a wagon owned by thc K,?
stein Coal Company, of Manhattan,
30 bags containing about 120 taco lo
?mall ooln wore strewn about tin
?trcct lu Hath H>ach, according tr
the driver. All except thc contents
Of ??? b?g W?8 htol??i. The rtiYi?l'
OMivas b&gfl burst as they went Loth?
pivi ment, and the J Ogling coins at
i.ractcd a orowd of men and boys wi r
helped themselves until thc pjllce ar
Ont on Hull
Thomas W. Alexmdor, tho cotton
broker of Augusta, under arrest In
Pittsburg asa fugitive fro"n J istice,
left for home ld charge of Lieutenant
of Pollco William M. Collins of Au
gusta, who arrived In Pittsburg.
Lieutenant Collins says tho amount
Involved Is bctwoen ilf>0 000 and
?200.000. They arrivod lu Augusta
on Thursday, and Alexander was bail
ed, the bo-id being $5,000.
ON GOyiOKNMWNr O.VNKIISIHI'
Ho States Bis Position and Says the
Monopoly is 'Jor-up in Its
In spiking on the eu' J ot of poy
pymont ownerfb'p of railroads M
Bryan said that two years airo the S'
Loida convention re'levod him of r?
sponslbllity asa load'-r ard left him J
freo noah, Rnd he could say what b;
want?d ?o soy and do what ho want
ed to do * ithi'ur fooling hurt hy the
Domcoratlo purry. "When I was
freo," MT. Bryan sa'.d, "to expr?s
myself ? dic'a'ed I had rr ached tbi
conclusion that tho railroad monopoly
was corrupt in Its 'niluonoo on Amer
lean politics, ?nd I wanted to Hod ou>
:\ relief for tho ueopln and have th/
railroads administered by the govern
mont Uff the people, and not by a fe1"
wngnatfcs who enrich themselves, ano
"I haVo thought about lt since and
I havo made Borne observa'loos abr
*nd my;?ouvioMon-. havobe*n Inoreas.
rid, snd-.yet thc othnr dav when I ?ale?
In New [York that 1 ?till v*llnv-! what
I said it.wo years ago l relieved, 1
found II was aooused of disturbing tb*.
OarmonV of tho D moo at io party
Ooe thhig resulted from my utter
-noes, lt relieved me of som? simple
loua friends I hod In New York.
"For] instance, there was a Stand
ard Oil attorney who lived in Ohio
who bal come ont and adveatad my
oorolnalJon. That embarrsssed me
The neit day after the spoeoh lu New
York t felt relieved to soe an Inter
vlow from bim, whero he said the niau
was prjeoosterous, and Rome papers
v-^ro beginning to come.around, I feel
I oan breathe easy now since they
oompliboent me with t'oe'r CIMOIBTOR
mstvadjof embarrassing mo wi bb their
omplliponts While lt rollevod rn'.
from trie support of suspicious char
iOters,-;it aroused some fears in my
mind fl to mv gooi fr?enos
"My fr?en ls, lam still a private
oltizftd? The people who say thoy aro
'or mo;'for president are not In a posl
l ion td give bond to o infer upon me
'hts btihor whloh they would have me
-ii y. i lam not going to walt two
years aod was'o two years of my life
imd walt for tho possibility of a presi
dents olcotlon. No oleotlon could
jisV-if? mo in keeping silent when I
bink I ought to speak on a question
of national inrp^rtavco. (Applause.)
"I liave not aitGmpted to force roy
ideas iju the oouutry, I havo been ac
cused bf lt. Some* p?oplo have acoused
me of'iastonlng thc Oiiloago platform
on tho Democratic party. You do an
Injusttjo to others who had so much
*,o do vith writing that platform
When ^Ae Ohles go o nvoutlon was held
very fPW pe. pie knswmuoh about me.
W? - . i^idnauiuu was written by
the et )e. I was not able to get
n the^ommittoe room. When I ask
ed them to reiterate this plank on that
platform I did not ask them to Btate
a new doctrine that the Democratic
party ?lld not stand ?o*.
"I cannot fores things on the ooun
try even if I wanted to; nobody fore
id lt on me cr even c nvinced mo. 1
nave <?atohed the oorrup'.lng influence
of tho railroads. 1 know something
of how, railroad lobbies Infest evory
State legislature and tho national oap
ital, I know how they have, o; rrup'fti
ur ( lil ilals, not merely the leg lull
tures and executives, and hav- s8o.ur
?.d appr)lntments of their emt loy s to
jodgef* when appointments wen uk\de
"In my state when wc had the
tl ?ht over tho rat? bill they io k .<?
member of the legislature on asp0ot?
engine and carried bim cut of th'
State and ho has n< ver dared to return
from that day to this.
"1 had reach.?d tho conclusion that
Instead of attempting the ImposslhUi
dy, >s 1 believed, of regulating them
.'Itu this tremendous lnlluanc? ar<*ay
od i.gvtnst the people, it would bi
bitter to n.ogulz. tho inevitable.
"I said ultimately I believed this
would be the solution, contrail/.% na
tional ownorshlj, reserving to th?
S .ate tho power of at'ending to its
own bv.slnnss, because I saw tho dan
gor lu national ownership, and I pro
posed the plan by whloh national
ownership should bo limited to a fow
trunk Hues and leave the o ?hers with
the Siato In or-Vr thar, tuey rotght
build up In the S ?'o a power to pro
too UH from oentra /. :mr..
"I know a goon m ?nv Of my friends
do oot agree with me 1 shah not dilT
ar with them Oan wrote n e the Other
day that he liked my speech, that it
wa tfJ per ocnt. g; od 1' 1 CAI be 1)0
per cent, in my Democracy I will
oearcr approaoh perice lon theo s ?me
I> moorats with whom 1 am ussooia
ted in politic-'.
1 I am trying to prevent oentr&l /.
power at Washington. To - railroad
system wo have today lr the oontrtn
of a few men interested In the Blect-lo?
of a president centralizes power at
Washington 100 times more than bhr
plan I propose. M? plan leave., it to
thc Staco, if tho Stato wants private
ownorshlp lt can have private owoor
ship, If lt wants puhilo ownership lt
o*u havo lt. lt leaves thc question to
be decided by the oommunlty."
Floating on it I'iank.
Tho capsizing of tho Amerloan
sohoonor Twilight and the loss of six
of hor orew In the recent storm olT tho
Carolina coast is anuounoed In tho fol
lowing message reoelved at tho navy
department at Washington hy wire
less, via St. Augustine, from tho
onilser Minneapolis, on her way to
Cuba: "The Minnsnpriis. iifty miles
east of Charleston, at midnight plok
cd up a niAn at sea ligating in a
plank. T wo men heard his voloe along
si le at 11 Stopped the ship and torn
cd on tho searchlight and lowered a
Ufo boat. Tho mao's name ls Jamos
o don and he belonged to the sohoonor
Twilight, whloh capsized at ti o'olook
on tho morning of September 17. Then
was soven in the orew. We remained
in tho vicinity, ueing soarohllghts
until eaylight, but say/ no sign of the
wreck or any survivors, Fisk, Com
Tho Twilight, dpt., Feddcuscn,
was of 257 toutiago and her homo port
was Wllmlghton, Doh She sailed from
Charleston Sopiombor ll for Phlla
dolphla. She wss built at JW vst 11a
von, Conn,, In 1874. \
MUST BE CRAZY
What the "Reverend" Hayes Has
to Say About the
?HATH OF HIS SON
Who Ile R fused Medical Aid Claiming
that Ile Wes a Divine ?ealing
Kvangt IIM, Claiming That He
Cunio* Cure Ulai With
Thc following lotter ls taken from
. The Live Coala," a paporof the "di
vino healing" faith, and was written
>y It Ii ria> os, the 1 evangelist" who
rs'unce1 to let Ids son have mcd'.oal
a!d, claiming that he wa? a "divine
healing' cvacgr Hst and could eure hit
^on hy prayer. The young lad was
mfftrliiK from an abscess on the brain,
and dieri at Anderson after a brief Ill
ness. H>yea has hoon avrosted an ri
viii b; tried for murder:
I) .?ar Live Coals Furn!!?: May the
G d of loyo, p-aoeand power ktep yoi:
true on all li. ea till J sus oorars t
take us away. After the ccuioll meet
lng at thin place, of whioh tho unit)
..nd fellowship of tho Hsints and won
erful mnetfng still Hogers, I went to
Picket Post, Cvone.o oounty, and Join
od in a meeting with' Brother Put
mm, who already had tho tont up
Chat plaoo was what, we gonorally cab
4 "burnt district." where holiness ha'
been preaobed. Notwithstanding thcrf
lad not leen a meeting thore on the
definite lire l;no in nine year>\ a fe*
"vvr* st?U standing true, while tin
rn? J jritv were In a backs'idden oondt
Uon Tho whole oommunlty, espec
lally tho eooleslastloal body, legislated
a quarantine against tho mooting
Thoy Ulled the road* with brush t'
keep people from coming to toe tont.
While this made the battle bard foi
tho fl rat few days, yet wo preacher
and those that were ta ?od lay on ou
faoss before God until the vlot-rv
carno. Some prayed unlit 2 o'aloe'
lu tho morning. T o gr^at God of
Abraham, Isaao, J;.oob, and E?JL
rode down In a oharl->t of Uro and th?
Mde rose higher and higher, and In al)
unis was tho grandest* mooting we
bave been In for years. Two families
lived In sight cf eaoh other that had
had misunderstandings and old grud
ges against oaoh othor for live years
and they came together, sottled up.
gpt right with God, and nearly all of
these families got saved, some sanoti
lied, some baptized with fire. The;
startod a reknot prayer meeting, ano
the meeting closed with vlotory.
On Wednesday, thc 15'jh of A igust,
aftor the council meeting here, my
little son, Baxter, who would have
been ll years old the 28.b day of Do
oombcr, wont home with his aunt,
Mrs. lt am, to Andornon, S. ? , tc
spoud a few weeks. He was seeming
.y well when he loft home, but wa
aken t^e n. xt dar wita chills and
:c..uacl.o. He grew worse, and hit.
ium was not out on d vtne bealing
..c called in a ductor, and they gave
doo medicine, and Rho thinking ht
u d :>e allrigbij in a fow days did
not le1 know anything aboutit un
!l thi 27 b. O tills day I took tb*
ont do?. II. aod Tuesday morning 1
arno Vi Wf st Uidon, S. (J., and on
n> way ttioro 1 meta man wltb two
digrams, ono from home tellh g ra?
vi.e ?OWH Miry had boara thc day be
fore, an e. cns ?! om Anderson, saying
the doctors would have to perform ar.
. pu..Mon, BO I mot my wife at Sou
los, and wont tu the ohlld at once.
Wo found him very low. I went up
.own to wiro the children how ho was,
and during my absence tho dootor
came and told my wlfo that he had
abscess of tho brain, and he had done
all he could except perform tho opera
olon. My wife told him wo were ou:
on divine healing, and were trusting
Jie L^rd, and she refusod to let him
out baxter's head. I at once sent for
the saints on my return, and wo pray
d and anointed him, and continued
to pray. Ho seemed to get hotter
every timo we prayed, and when tin
saints would como in ho would say,
Tho dootor ci m? again while I was
away and brought tho policeman with
idm and tried to force my wife to havi
. .io operation performed, but she re
'used. V?o held onto G.,d, and on
friday, B.vxter grew wors^, and I ab
aolutely turned bim over to God an<
prayod for Him to save him and hay?.
His way, so the Hird saved him ano
saw Ut to take him, and ho sang thrco
.^ongs before he died: "There is j ?y
"n the Lord," "Oh, mother I'm saved
Vonight," and "I'm going homo to dlr
no more." then he passed away at 3
p.m., to bo whore thore will bo nu
moro sickness or pain, to live will.
dust after this I wont to town to
wiro homo and havo them dig tho
gravo and meet us tho next day, and
Just after coming baok the ctBaerf
oamo with a warrant and arrested me
and oarrled mo to Jail and put me lu
toa "murder" cell, I oarrled my bi
ble with me and kissed my wife good
Oyo, t?lll?K hur to bo truo to tiod and
pray for me. Ia the nearest coll to
mo wero throo white mon, and 1 ojm
monood preaching and praying for and
with them. They got undor convlo
tlon and begged mc to pray for thorn
1 read in the Ulolo till they shut olT
tho llgntb; thon I prayed noarly all
night and God filled that dark cell
with Hin glory, bless Hts name. I
ncvor felt so near G .d and hoav n li.
all my life, and notwithstanding that
i was away from wife and my dead
ooy, Baxter, and my loved ones. Goo
?ai with mo, ard tho glory and Are
ol heaven onno down in that dark
"murder,' coll and mado lt heaven,
glory to God and the Lamb forovor
and over. God gavo me the witness
Along towards day that He would lot
mo out to go homo with my wife and
ny dead boy to bury him, and I sang
and shouted and prayed. I common
oed reading the Bible at daylight, and
read fchfl first' so von Oh?Pt??S cl Acts
then thought of John Bunyan, who
spent 12 v?art in, J*u, and I also
thc tight o? George b'ux, and th.? ?po;
Wet, PAUI, J >bn, Petey, rid others,
and I said, "'L .rd.am 1 worthy to
partake of ? little of tbelr suffering?'
and then Go:! fwd my soul with Elis
glory and I nh u'?;d all r ver that oel)
Morning now had cr me, and the
beautiful sun was shining in through
the bars, and a bom. 9 a. m , tho j ?ll
or brought breakfast for four pits: n
ors, three others and myself. A small
tin pan, along with two email pl oes
of bread, and somethlrg like h*lf a
cup cf black tar motases, made the
mornlr g meal, but I was fasting and
praying and did not cat A ? tor awMl-.
two sanctified brothers carne and o?U
:d me to tho door and said they were
trying to got me out on hood, and so
ar, last they got mo out on tl OOO oond
and I was reb ated about 2 p m. \V?
came home on the evening train
Nv vii?? Anderson &t 4:47 find arrived
at Toncoa srnntitre af er 8. Wo bur
.ri Baxter the n .xt morning at 10 a
m. Court comes off on Sept. 17, anti
I am praying God to deliver mo out
of tho hands of the wlokcd. I fee'
moro fixed aud settled to go on and be
true than ever bof'.re.
Lob all toe saluts pray much for
me. The men that got out the war
cantare the wioked m-nof Anderson,
and regular holiness lighting, God ha
ling mon, but 1 feel sweet in my soul
Howard then, and am pr?ylog for
them every day, that G -? may save
thom and give them a home in heav
f n. I mean to be tina to Ged if I die
In the ol aiugang. I am sith saved,
?ranotifkd, tap?'zod with tho Holy
Ghost and with tire, b dy healed, and
I am looking for Jesus to como.
Tecoma Ga. R B HAYKS,
DI?tf IN AGONY.
AUEKX-IAII Scomod to Hxvo Kcoovorcd
liu? Wou ,d VVntm't Honied,
Harrowing details are reported con
cerning thc death of a strong mau,
aged 43, who was tho victim of a bite
from a dog nis name was Albin
Boehm, and he was tho owner of ar
estate a? Piomoutor near Buda Psath.
Four weeks ago, while plajing with p
small dog, Boehm was bittcu iu the
aand. The Aound healed, and he
.?bought no more of lt.
List wock Boehm b carno unwell,
and the doctors ascribed his Uluess to
'.ne bite. They scrnt Boehm to thc
P iRteur test!'ut"} at Buda-Peath,
where tho (looters recognized the
s*/ mptouDS of ables, and inoculated
tho patient, They wished also to iso
late him in a separate room, but
Boehm returned home, and informed
.lis wife that he was lrretnevaoly lost.
In deep grief thoy embraced each oth
er, and said farewell.
Boobm's condition became BO much
worse that ho was Ojndto ,ed agalii
the next day, in thu company of twe
policemen, to th^ Pasteur Institute
.->ud toe d cto/s O?rw-fiV-d that nothing
could be done. The unhappy m m de
clared tba: he would die at home, so
with two str.ng attendants, he rc
turned hom j fco Promoutor, wucre tn.
was plaood in a sep?rale room In hts
B fore the oprtn d or stood thc two
at .ondants wita two polio, mau Thu ,
B ?chm could spes.k tnrough tue djor
?o his family and friends. F nally hr
Oeoarae very wei.k, so bc took to hu, |
oed, Mien called the attendants, whe
?trapped him cio^n, after which a vio
omt attack se zjd him and .au ?od blt
Af-'-er tho death of her husband, the
un cappy widow Btated that she also
had been bitten by the dog, and, at
she had al o repeatedly kissed her hu
b Mid, she was taten to tho Buda P?Bth
FRI?HTIIJNI? YOb'NG LADIES.
N ? groo I'm nu- d Ttirin Hut Waa
Nonrod Off and lian.
O.i last Tuesday week ago while
two young ladles were returning from
school, and panging alon?? on a baok
street In tho town of Fort Motto a
uegro man named Willie Ballard drew
i pistol on them and atieroped to tire
lt, but SB luok would have lt the pis
tol refused to Ure. immediately on
seeing the deadly weapon tho young
bdles ll d, with the negro man with
in a few fcot of thom. Aftor pursu
ing them about loO feat or more he
burned and, retr?c!Dg his steps, turn
ed into a oom Held, where ho was lost
Within a few minutes a posse of
men wero out after the n^gro, who
was soon captured aud placed in the
.own guard house. He was then taken
before tho young ladles, both of whom
dentill d him as being the one who
Immediately afterwards a meeting
Of tho citizens of the oommunlty was
called. E.ch one prosout was request
fid to oller suggestions or advice as to
what disposition to make of thc pris
oner. After fully discussing ti e mat
ter a voto was taken and it was al
most unanimous In Hondlhg tho pris
oner to jail for tho law to tako its
The eitlzans of that community arc
to be congratulated on tho ouol man
ner in willoh they bandied tho mat
ter. The scoundrel was lodged In the
Orangeburg Jail, from where ho is
likely to go ta the penitentiary for
Klvo TlioiiHaml Inuit,
A dispatoh from Hong Kong, China,
says a thousand lives wero lost during
the typhoon last week and the damage
to property, publlo and prlvato, was
millions of dollars. Twelve ships were
sunk, 24 stranden, 'JUven damaged and
one half the native ora't in tho north
?unk. Tue shipping trado li paraly
zed through lack of lighters. Tho ty
phoon lasted two hours. Qvor a thous
and Sampans and Junks are missing
from Hong Kong alone. Tho military
oarracks are in ruins. Tho Frenoh
torpedo boat destroyer Fruiido was
crocked Her guns wore saved, but
three potty ortlcers and one seaman
lost their llvos. Tho harbor ls strewn
with wreckage thrown on tho shore,
%nd several thousand Chinese water
dwellers must havo perished, many
within a short distanoo of shore. Loses
in lives and proportv among the Ohl
neso is appalling. Ono launch that
oapslzed had 130 Ohineso on board.
Thoy wert all dsowacd,
A Dozen People Killed und
Scores Hurt Friday by
\ GREAT } XPLOSION
Of a Cir of Dynamite at Jelllco, Teno.
The Railroad Station Demolished
and Many Other Buildings Arr
Wrecked, Causing Heavy
At Jcllioo, Tenn., on Friday twolvo
'ivett were snuff od out, scores of peo
ple were hurt and property destroyed
to the amount of half a million dol
lars by the explosion of a carload of
dynamite, willoh was standing on a
rack near the Southern depot in that
ol ty? The explosion made a roport
that was heard twenty miles away,
shattered buildings in the business
seotlon of the town. Bvorv piece of
H\H&H within a radiance ot one mile of '
tho explosion was shattered.
Too freight car, one of the Pennsyl
vania's lines, o stained 450 boxes of
..'.o.ooo pounds of high explosives
oomigned to the Bind Powder Com
pany, at Olearflold, Tenn. Two causes
are assigned for the explosion. One
is that three purtles were shooting at
a mark on the oar and that a bullet
entered the oar and oaused the ex
plosion. Tho other is that while the
car was standing on a side track a
oarload of pig iron was switched
against lt and that the force of the
] ir caused the explosion.
The do pot of tho Southern, which
-vas looatcd no;r tho soono of the ex
plosion, was wholly wrecked. Two
hotels, the Glenmorgan and the Car
outhorn were badly wrecked, tho
. hird story of the latter being who...
^stroynd. O .-te person, Mark Atkins,
who was able.p in a room on this door
at tho time, is one of tho most seri
ously irj ired of the entire list, which
' ill nu~uber fully two hundred, count
ing all who were but slightly hurt.
Business bouses were badly disfigured,
m e'es of goo^s ruined, while residen
ces suffered severely, windows and
doors blown out of the houses aa far
frnm the scene as one mlle.
Among tho buildings totally des
troyed were the Armour Packing Com
pany's warehouse, the Jung Brewing
Company's warehouse, Pinnacle Brew
lag Company's warehouse, oil tank
and w?rehouse of Kentucky Consum
ero OU Company a-?d the Standard
Oil Ci mpany's warehouse. Besides
the two damager! hotels, the Jelico
Furniture Company's building collap
sed aud tho stock of the Smith Dry
Goods Company was practically rulu
d, although the building whioh it oc
cupied, tlie Oumb rland G ?ora House,
the finest sr mot uro in Jolloo, esc Aped
with little d.mago. Fully twenty
other firms suffered losses, but they
occupied ?mali buildings,
R-?ouors began work soon after ths
explosion and medical aid was asked
of Knoxville, wh;oh Bent a dozen phy
8<oians to administer to the wounded.
Tvelve of the most seriously ic juted
were sent to Knoxville to the hospit
als in that ol ty. The holding of in
quests over the bodies of the viotims
was begun thia afternoon, but waa not
completed. It is the most serious dis
aster in ttte history of tbe East Tenn
essee mining heotlon slnoe the terrible
explosion in the Fraterville mines in
1902, when 184 miners, men and boys,
lost their lives in a o al mine, n?ar
Coal Creek, less than twenty miles
from the sonne of Friday's explosion.
Mayor R B. Baird issued aolroular,
notifying the publlo that all person?
found on the streets after 8 o'olook
Friday night would be arrested, unless
they were owners of building or stocks
of goods or agent't therefor. Mauy
people are homeless as a result of the
disaster, and as almost every ohlmney
was destroyed, cooking cannot be done
in any of the houses. Some estimates
made Friday night on the loss of life
place tho number of victims at as high
a figure as forty, but it is believed
that this a gross exaggeration, and
that not more than fifteen have lost
their lives, if that many.
Tho Governor Knookecl Down.
Gov Heyward met with a painful
acoldont in Columbia on Friday. He
crossed over Main Street from the
Jerome Hotel ?J Abbott's ooruer, and
j ist as he was passing under an awn
ing it was le<< down. Tho heavy pole
on which the awning is rolled up
struok he Governor ou the head, aud
ho was kuookod down. He was taken
into Abbotts store, where ho was given
attention, and later on ho was taken
to the IO ucitive Mansion in a car
rido. The aooident was painful but
not serious. _
Struok by ? Marble,
At Omaha, Neb., a small glass mar
ble, dropped by a boy from the top of
a building, Thursday oaused the fatal
Injury of William Pjrter, who hap
pened to ho in line of the fall of the
marble. The boy was playing on the
fourth door of a building when one of
his marbles feb down an eiovator shaft.
Porter was working in tho shaft and
was bareheaded. Tbs marble fell
squaroly on his head and he dropped
like a log. The lrjured man was
taken to a hospital, ne has been
unoonsoious for several hours.
F At al MoBqulto Bite.
A dispa'oh from Charleston says
U lbert H Walton, a well known
young man., of that olty, died from
the bite of a mosquito. The ineeot
stung him on his face and he scratch
ed tho plaoa with his finger nails, re
sulting in bio d poison setting in and
his consequent death.
Tho R".v. Frank Cornelius, a Bap
tist minister, near Dupont, Ga., was
shot through the head while reading
on his front poroh. lils family rush
ed to his assistance. It was thought
he was assassinated, but indications
?re iuas he committed suioide.