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BRYAN WILL WIN
Says Senator Tillman if Republi
cans Nominate Taft in
TALK WITH THE STATE
Represen int i vu nt His Home in Trou
ton-Tho Senator Getting Retter
Will Work for Democracy In Octo
ber if Health Permits-To Visil
* Adauta und Theil CJo Abrollt! With
A representative of The State call
ed on tho Senator al his home at
Trenton Tuesday morning and found
him alone in his library. Me was lv
I *\ lng upon a couch leading his morn
ing's mall, hater he changed his po
sition to a huge rocking chair and
had bis breakfast brought In. He
ate heartily and seemed lo relish bis
During and after breakfast Sen
ator 'hillman talked upon a great va
riety of subjects, ranging from anat
omy to national politics.
In appearance the senator seems
to be in his usual good health. He
does llOt, however, feel I li; I ho Will
be able to return to congress this
session. Ho expects to go lo an
Atlanta sanitarium as soon ns he
feds strong enough to stand travel
ing. Ile. with .Mrs. Tillman, will re
main there for several woOkSj after
4?V which the\ will go to Kurope for a
Senator Tillman said that he felt
satislied thal he must not take on
any more work just now. and that
it would rei) ul rc time to show when
lie will bc able (0 do so.
He said that he had no plans with
regard to politics, as he could hot
now see far QUO Ugh ahead lo make
it worth while.
He could not "iow toM v in the. he
would attend the State Democratic
convention, hut indicated that il his
health permitted he would do so.
As lb Instructions.
"Senator, do you favor an instruct
ed delegation to tho Denver con
tention?'' he was asked.
"\y r>l? ? '.- ? ?? - - - ? . i
II au depends on Olm thing: li
the Republicans nominale Taft foi
president at the .lune convention;
11 ryan will undoubtedly ho named li
the Democrats abd I I li Ink he will
Will. Hui on the olin r hand, if the
Republicans lock tip the convention
and stampede it for Roosevelt ?ii?')
nominate hun. I do not think thal
the Democrats can n>it
^2jj Just two we
No trouble t
to go lo
"That I am Una nie ...
plied thc senator.
"Win n do you expect
".lust as soon as possible,:" he
said. "I want lo take a special treat
ment of massage, baths and electri
city. Pu rt lier than this I have no
plans for the future, i nm going to
Kurope just as soon as I feel strong
?.nour.h to make the voyage."
Intended lo (In Abroad.
SenatorTHlmnn sahl that for a
long time he had boen intending
to take a Dip abroad and that just
as soon as lie fell able to take it he
would do so. Ho intends to visit
Haly first, h ceil USC of thc good cli
mate, and afterwards lo go to Kur
"Will you study the question of
immigration while there?"
"Study? No! I'm hot going over
there to study. I want to rest and ri -
s * new my acquaintance with Knglish
\ ^nlstory and literature."
Senator Tillman's conversal ion in
dicated that he had no idea or ro
1 ing tushed his wokr for thc State and
nation. Mc said Ibo real fight in tho
national campaign would not open
up until October and that it his
physical condition permitted, he
would gb into tho campaign tooth
and nail and work for the trill mph
Detter from Senator ('handler.
Among I he letters the senator was
reading when The State's rpr?se?tn
(ive reached his home was one from
Dormer United Slates Senator Wih
liam Vi. Chandler, a Republican, ol
Now Hamp hi? . Senator Chandler
and Senator Tillman, as ls Well
known, are wann personal friends.
Ile said lliat Senator Chandler, at
the age of Tl!, is still vigorous and in
full possession pf his mental powers.
Up lo a year ago he was president
' ' of th? Spanish-American war kiims
commission. Since thal time lie has
been practicing law In Washington.
Senator Tillman paid a high irlbnti
to tho former senator from New
Hampshire. Although a Republican
Senntor Tillman sahl that he could
not question his patriotism nnd that
ho regards him as a very high mau.
Whon asked if he would not allow
tho letter to be published, tho sena
tor at first declined, but afterwards
consented to its publication. The
"My Dearly Beloved; The papers
say you aro staying in bod. Good.
"If you know how many pluocrals
that fact pleases you would realizo
that in no other way cap you cause
so much happiness to humans. They
may not he the class of bipeds whom
you live to please and praise but God
works In a mysterious way His won
ders to perform.
"There is a lime for amnesty to
ward all criminals.
"If you were here you might dis
turb Mr. Tell's plan to gel nominat
"(I) All pending prosecutions of
trusts to be kept on the docket until
tho district attorneys report that they
can soe no evidence, and then dis
( L') A statute of limitations vs.
?lew prosecution^ after ono your not
" ( V, ) Tho labor unions to boycott
everybody nt will, and no injunctions
to he issued.
"(il The Sherman law to bo so
modified that trusts sha 11 be deemed
reasonable and sacred until a court
at the end of a lawsuit shall say
they ure unreasonable.
" ( ~i ) Tho railroads may make
pooling contracts ad lib, divide traille
and proceeds and agree not to com
pete with each other.
"The plutocrats and proIetrUl all
If VtOt Wc'e to get out ol' bed Von
might expose this plan ami defeat
Mr. Bryn iii,
"Stay in bed and Bryan willi win.
"You kin>\\ i have often told you
you were a great help lo the Repub
lican party by >iiur talk. Now you
will help ii by keeping quiet (?) See!
"W hile you nie away 1 shall urge
Mr. Burrows to gel I bro Ugh a public
ity bill and take th.- credit away
from you. W ill he do it ?
"Seriously now take a rest. Do
not be worried. Shep, walk in the
garden and see the glories of tin
"Vis medlcutrlx naturae. He a
farmer again and not a stateman
any longer. faithfully yours, etc.,
"Wm. IO. Chandler.''
Mis. Tillman Shipping Asparagus.
During Hie conversation ol' two
hours or mote between Senator Till
man and tho representative of Hie
State, Mrs. Tillman was busily en
gaged in tho packing house, along
and lias orders for all that sin- can
furnish. At presen I tin1 market pried
is id to 50 cent- a hunch.
When lust approached Senator
I'A ly and del i bera I 0
niue, up lo quos! ions
m his obi tim?' lire
While ho is soiile
sically. Ills mind is
is was evidenced bj
cs he disc lissi d lil li
r and the interest he
ale and national al
lalor was tl rsl strick
I lie nt tack cami' upon
isl) from a gun. tte
iresenl illness lo that
suffered 1 I years aim.
is eye. Ile was stinl
heu and has had sev
a like character since
Sen:.tor Tillman's wishes are to got
away from everything and have ab
solute rest for a time and he feel:
and hopes Dial this will restore him
to hs former vigor.
During the course of conversation
reference was made lo the recent
speech ol' Senator Tillman in tho sen
ate, in which he took the Republi
cans to task and incidentally gave
President Roosevelt a walloping, lb'
said that never before in his life had
lie felt loss like making a speech,
nor bad he ever before experienced
such ti strain and effort as he did
while delivering his address on
March 10. He said that he was in
lull posesslon of his fact; and
thoughts, but still he was unable to
assemble hts ammunition as he
should like to have done. He gave
notice on Saturday ol' his intention
to deliver the address on Monday
and had but a brief period to pre
pare his remarks
Altogether, il may be said that
Senator Tillman, as well as Mrs.
Tillman, hope that I he senator will
soon lie restored to his usual heatlh
and will resume his place in Hie flglll
for Democracy's supremacy.
"Senator, did you seo ni Ucl) of Hie
late Senator William James Hryan
of Florida, and what was your Opin
ion of him?"
"Weil, he was in the senate only
a short lime, bul lie gave every prom
ise of being a valuable add Hon io
itu Democratic side.' Ho said that
Senator lilyan's death had grieved
him very much, as ii had other sena
tors, especially became of his youth
and groa! pi'oinlsi for Inline devel
opment. Ile (hough! that the Flor
ida senator would have made a name
for himself and reflected credit upon
Ills State. He said that the vonni;
senator had been married I.ul throe
or lour years, having won a bride al
Lexington, Va., where he attended
college ai Washington and Lee uni
A Campaign lin (ton.
Among other things of interest re
ceived in tito morning's mail of the
senator was a "Bryan hutton," which
he presented to the correspondent.
The hutton, which is probably one
of the il-.-st received in South Caro
lina, id just a little larger than a
stiver dollar ??nd contains tho Uko?
nesscs of George Washington, Tilom
as Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and
Abraham Lincoln with Mr. Bryan in
the center, under whose picture ls
(his inscription: 'Tho People's Choice'
At the top is a legend, "Enemies of
Special Privileges," and on the bot
tom is "Upholders of Equality of the
Law. Just above Mr. lilyan's head
in the picture are inscribed "Ideal
Americans," and "Popular States
WILL ADDRESS Pit ESS MEETING.
Third Assistant Postmaster (?eiiornl
Accepts .Mr. Anil's Invitation.
Third Assistant Postmaster Goll
ern] A. L. Lawshe has accepted th?
Invitation extended t>y President Aull,
on behalf ol' tb?' South rr.irolina state
Press aisiii'iiiii'i'i io attend the meet
ing to be bold in Qa ff ney beginning
.lune 15, and to make an address.
Mr Lnwshe will discuss thc topic,
"Tile PostofUee Department and Hie
Legit limite Publisher."
Mr Luwshe Will spent al least a
dav with tlio Association, and il. is
hoped tin t lu- will bo able lo spend
a longer time. His address will ix?
Interesting and valuable, especially
at ibis lithe, in view ol' 'bo ruling by
tho postoltice department, which went
into offeei April I. (hal newspapers
could not be mailed as second class
maller to subscribers in arrears.
Mr. I.awshe is a pleasant genllo
lunn pud lite members will enjoy bis
presence amone (hem. Ile was for
many years the publisher and edltoi
ot a country newspaper, and he knows
something about the innis and trib
ulations of wrestling with delinquent
subscribers. Therefore, ho will lid at
home among the boys at Gaffney.
Hard lo Keep Dow II.
The Florence Times says ' when so
good a (own as Hallsville develops a
blind tiger we very much doiibl ii
ii would he possible to entone prohi
bition in any town where two or three
men are gathered together, ll Halls
ville cannot keep the tiger out we do
not think thal others need try.'"
THE Constitution of the United
States and the principle of national
right seem to be regarded by the
ftMi?fe p? ennveniont shelter whnn
and include th?' policy of plundering
the multitude without responsibili
l r is said that for cverhT) > foreign
laborers arriving in tins country,
147 arc leaving it. To have nearly
three emigrants to one immigrant is
something now in our experience,
lt indicates hard times. Nothing
like it Cv?r happened while the Dem
ocrats were in power.
Til KHK is to bc no pruning of thc
tariff unless grafting is allowed til
thc same time. A little pruning and
a great deal of grafting is thc idea
of thc friends of thc tariff. They
call this tho non-partisan method.
Pa., after eating fifteen plates of
oysters one day ?md thirteen thc
next. What else could be expected
A POLITICAL bureau in Washington
that is fighting Mr. Bryan in season
and out of season says Lee County,
Iowa, Democrats refused to endorse
Mr. Biyan for President. But it
failed to state that thc Democratic
('(invention of Iowa had instructed
the delegation from the State to the
Democratic National Convention
SENATOR Tillman bas the sympa
thy of .'ill the people in the Stateein
Oldest Wooi in m England.
Mrs Honor Coleman, wno occupies
a little cottage at Cleeve, In thc coun
ty of somerset, is gem ia,.y consider
ed tin ddest woman in bugin nd She
is 107 viiars of age ip r mother was
a ccu le?ar?an, her grandmother died
at l"l and her daughter is 80.
Commercial Valor of Peanuts.
The farmers of Hui ma nave recog
nized the commercial value ol the
peanut, and have this year increased
thc ana [dan I ed to VS,Tb! inen ??7,110
acres last y bar and it ls reported that
a much larger area will be planted to
this tuber tu xi sesaon.
Marquess a Floriculturist.
Thc Marquess of THsa is an enthus
iastic floriculturist, and at Culzean
Castle, Ayresiiire has niaiiagc<| tb
grow Howers which can nc .seen no
where else in Scotland.
H. 0, Wells, nie English ..iterntonr,
In his youth Oftoii wrote 8,ooo wonts
a day, while Conan Doyle, it is said,
once wrote a M. rj of p.-.n in words at
A rich man never has lo spend
money the way a poor mau does to
Poetry Worth Reading.
Behold the rose-the peerless one,
Bits laughing In the Juno day sun!
Her kisses wide around she
So sweot and gracious her estate.
All hearts on her with worship wait
But hark! A murmur upward
It takes the wave of summer air,
lt gathers increase everywhere.
And to the dim horizon How?;
"We grass-we wild howers of the
We lowly are. that thou mayst reign
We are that thou mayst be The
Now, while this legionary sound
The leafy commonwealth llowod
An Under Voice, tn kindred (ono.
Was horne from out Lite's garden
From hearts unnumbered lt arose;
From spirll unto spirit blown,
Softly Imperious ll carne.
Seeking the Great In deed and fame;
"We win no trophies, mount no
But foil your gifts, your valor bright;
We are the Dark; ye are the Light
We are that ye may shine alone!"
Craftsman of Song whoe'er thou
The tinder Voice beats on thy heart.
Crying: "No truth that thou mayst
Divinely t) our waiting ears,
(Whether it be tull joy or tears)
To us can come an allen thing
By our humanity Impelled
Thy thought to utterance ls swelled,
As draw;- the riser from Its spring:
We, though nu unregarded throng,
Aro still thy fostering source of
And we ure mute thai thou mayst
sing ! "
KD IT H M. THOMAS.
Thc Poet s Pleasantry.
Von man of shreds and patches,
Won't you, please, come another
These dunning visits drive me off
Refleci- did yon e'er know ? poet
Why bother tue, you butcher, grocer
The age of miracles is long since
Can dollars from an empty pocket
I ooo i
For even bards must have some
You've other customers more prompt
I'm .- ire they'd pay if you made
On (noni I think you might as well
And let a hard work od pool hiv?
Vet some good faith Pd really like
Hy writing each of you a tripping
Which may why, what s yOur hurry
must you go?
Good-by1 i'll sea yon, p'r'aps,
?onie other time!
DA TOUCH F. HANCOCK.
Song of the W inds.
The winds they come like hounds
of the night.
And they will not let me be;
Whirling the lea\es In their wayward
Sweeping the hill and lea.
What of their aoug when thc bran
lire t'ne night shades lift lo thc dusk
A ship ls lost and a heart in vain
Walls and hopes ut the window pane.
There by a cold, gray sea.
The winds those trailing (.or.;- ol
Ol the li i fill t.
Hark, hark lo their whispering!
They moan of a soul that has taken
And never a hope I h ey tiring.
The lights of the night gleam cold,
Over tho hills and the upland wold - -
And yonder a night bird, lonely,
For you out there 'neath tho sod
And tims do thc night winds sing!
A l uise Promise.
(When the web ls on the grass
No rain cnn come to pius.
"Ill pul my umbrella by,
My rubbers Hin? away;
Though somewhat dubious is thc :ky.
ll cannot rain to day."
Sho wore lier very daintiest gown.
Her (limy hat was white.
I within an hour the Hoods Cn hu
Alack, tho piteous Rigid!
Oh. all the towelled webs were out
Hy tm .il elfins SpUit)
And shall Hie little people doubt
'Tho fealty of the sun?
ADA POST 13R MURRAY
SOI H?tt SIS
Alexandria Silenced in Ten
Hours, Short Record.
Gibraltar, Although Week After Week
6.U00 Shells a Day Were Hurled
at it, Withstood Allied Fleets of
Spain and France for Eight Hun
dred and Seventy-four Days.
In shortness and decisiveness ii will
be dilhcull to beal the record ot Alex
andria, every gun of which was effec
tually sih need within len hours hy
our Hoot under Admiral Seymour, says
London Tit-Ul ts. Hut these few hours
witnessed such a destructive deluge
of shot and shell as might well havo
laid a big city in luins. No fewer
than 10,000 projectiles wore burled
against the forts of Alexandria, many
of them monsters of 1,700 pounds
weight, hied from 81 ton guns. Sin
gularly enough, this murderous hail
of iron did little damage to the forti
fications, the majority of the shells
burying themselves harmlessly in tho
parapets of sand which had been
raised to protect tlx- batteries.
Hut so terrible was the havoc and
si..lighter wrought among thc: adher
ents of Arabl Pasha by the hying
fragments of the shells which explod
ed that tho forts were quickly evacu
ated; while sonic of the shells started
a lire which destroyed almost the
whole of the town.
Sabastopol, With its -grim, massive
forts were quickly evacuated, while
some defended by 700 runs, many ol
Hiern of heavy cal bro, held out against
the combined annies ol Kra nee and i
England for :"27 days. When, however, |
the place was evacuated, it was lound j
thal 'he town was lil ruins: and to '
complete thc work of destruction such !
docks and forts as still remained
Standing were blown up by tho engi
neers of the allied forces.
It took 132 days for the (lennans
to bring Paris to her knees a gener
ation ago. During January. 187J. no
fewer than 10,000 shells were rained
on to the doomed town every day. and
of these 500 fell Into the city proper.
During a single day. January the
Prussians hurled 25,000 projectiles at
Paris at a cost of C 60,000. Thc havoc
they wrought was Mirflll, am! tho
resultant tires th:.. ned to dostroy j
whole districts During the siege no |
and tried to hew their way through
the Russian levions. Osman Pasha
commanded his gallant remnant in
person; three lines ol' i retienes wero
pierced; bul the mids against them
were too creal. Surrounded by al
most countless houb s of the enemy,
his men mown down by sweeping tor
rents of bull?is ami snells the brave
loader al last yielded to fate and al
lowed the white flag to (Inlier from
the roof of the hin near which ho
was lying mut ?lated and in agony.
Khartoum withstood the Mahdi and
his hosts for 311 days, tinder Ibo bravo
direction of Gordon; and in Kars, Gen.
Williams, with IT..otto men, with pro
visions for three months ami ammu
nition for three days, kept an invest
ing army of 50,000 at bay from Juno
to November "Gell Williams." wrote
Mouravleff, thc Russian general, to his
gallant foe, "you have made yourself
a name In history, and posterity will
stand amazed at the endurance, the
courage and the discipline which this
siege has called forth in the remains
of an army. Lei us arrange a capt?
(Illation which will satisfy the de
mands of war without disgracing hu
Gibraltar, ns all the world knows,
stood impregnable against 'all flic as
saults nf Spain and PmtlCO for SV1
days, although week after week fi.000
shells were hurled at it every day.
ami, in spite of the coin!, med attack
of forty-six sail of the lire, a count
less Meet of gun and mortar boats,
and floating batteries which had cost
ie 500,000 to construct.
Richmond, Virginia, was defended
by (Jen. Lee through a year of terrible
fighting, nail! the seizure of Ins lines
of supply compelled him to evacuate
it on April. 2, 1865; Lucknow held out
for (dullly six days, when Ger.'. Have
lock caine to its relief; and Strasburg,
with all its strength, defended by a
garrison of 17,000 men. h ui 10 sur
render to the Gormans aller a siege
of forty-eight days. Amone ? r not
able sieges Mafeking sun ' seven
months. Kimberley 1 a. Lady
smith IIS. Pol chef sit i ninety four
Met/ seventy two (a seventy
seven, and Chili ?'I fortv 'ix days.
A much eic raf lol io the siege
of Port Ai" an be found ll) the
bombard; >>t Sn Ul Iago during tho
recent between America and
Sp:>' 1 e Pulled states warships
'IV . I nd I a IUI and Ihooklyn opened
i.. Hie towns at a rill)ge of six
is, and lor I h rei4 hours poured
..?Us inlo it willi sucii (b adly effect
. hat. alt hough the gu?aers could not
.\en see theii' tatu?!, lifly-seven
buildings were wrecked lind sot on
lire, am it was said thill ?i U w hours
nore firing would dave bed the
bob' place in ruins, lb i ll more effec
.ive was tho (huiibrallzatlon caused
by the bombardment, which directly
iud tu ila surrender of tun tuwui -
FOR MER SAKE
a By Killel Mny Shorey.
Au ominous slleuco prevailed In
tlie president's office at the W- Nat
iouul liuUK. livery fuco in the room
wore a look o? condemning severity
and tue two young inuit faolng the
director-] kuew intuitively that no!
morey would be shown. Tho meet
ing had benn called for an unpre
cedented occurrence $10.000 hud,
mysteriously disappeared from the
bank, and the only persons to whom,
lt could reasonably be laid were the
two yoong men referred to-Grey,
The discussion was at its height
each vigorously protesting hi? inno
cence. Young Groy had been in the
employ of the bank for several
years to bu sure, lila integrity had
never before been question e.I ; but
when such a serious charge wag
brought -forth and lay between him
and Richard Davison, son of Judge
Davison, hi., spotless recorr? was In
Borne unaccountable manner parti
ally forgotten, for Davison came from
the tirst family lu town, while Groy
was alone, and had gained hi- pre
sent position only by diligent la I th?
Each faced tho directors frankly
and withstood all tosta. but while
Urey's eyes never lett Davison's face
the latter's never met his once dur
ing the long, trying ordeal. As denial
after denial, accompanied by appar
ent proof, fell from. Davison's lips a
sarcastic little smile hovered abouti
Grey's lace. At last he sprang for
"I can stand tills no longer, gen;le~
men." he cried. "I have waited to
see If l could be spared the disagree,
aldo task of turning Informer, but
when one's honor ls ut stake ono
cannot step at trifles" lie hesitated
and g lu aced nt Davison, whose eyes
were fixed for the lirst time on Lis.
"1 know where tliis trouble lies--!"
Ere he could Un lah, the door Hew
suddenly open, staying the words oa
his lips an a rosy lace peeped In.
"O, I beg your pardon.'' a imrry
vole? exclaimed, and tho color mount
quickly lo the brows of both young
men at sight of that bewitching
laughing faro. "I wanted to speak
with father 1 thought he was a
lone," and With a t*i"!i'*'* Mille uo.l
she closed the door softly.
During this slight respite Davison
had been rapidly writing on a slip of
pa lier, and while attention waa rao
iul o ?um nu Cl tl tull ed Ul tue ue.-m ut
sido hi.i) as he crumpled the paper
in hts hand and searched the other's
"Now, Mr. Grey, you were say
ing?" began the president.
' Nothing," came the low repb"- "1
prefer Lo accept your unbiased de
cision I have nothing to say.'
A look of relief crossed the tacos
Of the illQIl. ll would cailSO lend
feelings and show little diplomacy to
accuse Judge Davisons son, and
Grey's change of manner proved only
tod well his guilt. After much talk
ing and arguing, during which the
young men stood white and silent
painfully silent It was decided it' tho
money was re'urned Indore thc week
was out ?un? the embezzler left town
the maller would be dropped. Grey
looked up quickly, bul three low
whispered words fell oil his ear
"For her bake!" and he turned In
When thtt directors loft them,
Davison held out his hand. "Grey,
name your price," he began, hut tho
look on the other's face slopped him.
"Her happiness," Grey answered
Shortly, then passed from the room,
Ignoring Davison's outstretched hand.
Great wonderment and many com
ments were occasioned by Grey's
hurried unannounced departure,
* ? ? ? * * .
Some two years later, one beautl
ful Bummer day. when all the world
was wrapped 111 a warm, peaceful
calm, a young man stood leaning
ni an old rustic stile, hid eyes gazlug
ongingly at n rambling white house
hewing between the trees. Suddenly
a girl appeared at the door an wnlk
.d down the lane toward him At
(?rsl he started as If IO leave, then
stopped and awaited her coming. An
she neared him she raised her eyes
"Juck! Mr Grey!" she cried, ex
tending holli hands with an Impul
sive little gesture of welcome. "I'm
"n glad to see you! Father was afraid
his letters would not find you."
"I received no letters from any
one." ho replied.
"Why. father wrote several right
after Richard Davison's death and
confession didn't you know he was
dead"" she broke off, reading aright
the look 0? surprise on Grey's faed
' Ile died tw? months ago, and
at tho end told it was he who too'r
tho money, and how he lied to you
and you bravely stood nil the bl?me
and banishment tor for the s.ikj
of Sollie one you you both loxed,
tho girlish voice lowered to a
scarcely audible whisper.
"Win VVet'Q >eu lo noble, i> self
"For your fake dear,' ho replied.
"1 th?Ugh! lt was the only war to
give you happiness. 1 thought ho
spoke the truth, that you would bo
heartbroken ll you knew all -bu
eause you loved him."