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Welcomed by Great Crowds at
Evsry Place.
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^ Fearless Bryan Threatens N- w
Jersey With a Fiocd Sqj^.f z.y
ed Out cf the Watered
During the past ten days Bryan has
has been speaking in West Virginia,
Maryland, Delaware, Pennt-yivania.
^ ^ewJersey and New York to immense
crowds. He arrived in Philadelphia
- Thursday morniag. He was escortcd by
the Democratic city committee of
Philadelphia. When he arrived at the
- Broad street station of the Pentsyl*
* vania railroad he was greeted by a
ma^s>f? people] that 'jammed the big I
train floor so completely that theie was
Bcatcuy room for bis party to mate us
way to the street. The streets surrounding
the station were also crowded
with thousands of people curious to s?e
the Democratic car d'date.
At 11 o'clock Mr. Br. *n was driven to
the office of the Philadelphia Tim<-s
He was met by Col. A. K MoClure,
the veteran editor of tba.; paper, and
escorted to a ba!oony on the second
* floor of the building. Thousands of
people crowded the streets and cheered
him. Mr. Bryan was introduced by Col.
McClure, and spoke in part as follows:
"I am glad to be able to stop a moment
ia this city, and I am more delighted
to speak to you from the building
where this paper is so intelligently
edited for American as against European
ideas. I believe the only reason
our principles are not as strorg in the
^ cast as in the west is because the east
w Has not tQ8 same opportunity as iae
west. Our party is not the party or the
fewTfrst the party of the masses. It
seeks no special privileges for some,
but equal rights for ail- The Democratic
party is making a canvass on a
- =v platform that takes its position on
every question, but the Republican
party is conducting a campaign on a
platform that corceals every issue. It
dees not reveal its position because it
knows thas if it makes its principles
-? plain the opponents wiil repudiate
them. Just remember, when that p?rty
met here in the early Q3ya of our forefathers
the Declaration of Independence
was its platform. Bat when it
met here this year the Declaration of
Independence was ignoreu altogether.
Tteiiepu&iican party stanos lor <133postism
in the Philippines. The Republican
party has no remedy for any
evil3 that confronts the farmers. Iustead,
ifc congratulates the farmer on
good rains, the laboring man on his
lull dinner pail, as if he were ali
stomach. I waet you to know that the
full dinner pail argument does notmoet
js&a response from those who carry the
fafl Winner pail. They vtant something
ftfet*,; they want relief from taxes and
ironi government by injunction; they
. want representation in the president's
^ oabinet; they want settlement of disputes
by arbitration; they want la.vs
that make it an offense to organize the
trusts. I recommended that you read
the articles by that distinguished Pennsylvania
Democrat, ex Gov Pattison,
who has just returned from Puerto Rico
and you will 6nd that the Puerto
Rioans can write a complaint that will
rival the complaint our people h*d
against England before the Revolu
f Mr. Brvan made two speeches at Trenton,
N. J., Thursday, the first in Taylor
opera house and the second at an
open air meeting He was splendidly
? received at both places. Responding
to the opera hou^e meeting, where the
Democratic clubs of the State were
holding their annual convention, Mr.
Bryan said;
} "The Republican party says everything
is all right; that the farmer is
happy; that the laboring man has a
full dinner pail, and that nobody ought
to complain of present conditions. Oar
reply is all righiu Let every man who
? is satisfied with his conditions, who believes
he is ecjoying his fair share of
earth's blessings and the government's
. ' uroteotion. vrho thinks that things are
all right rote the Republican ticket. I
I am perfectly content to draw the
line and let all those who think that
there is no necessity for better things
vote the Republican ticket if I can have
the votes of all those who believe
things can be male better by better
Mr. Bryan denounced private monopoly
as both dangerous and contrary
to the moral laws. He added:
"The trast magnate who usese a monopoly
as a means for extortion is upon
the same moral plane as a highwayman
who goes out at night with his
club and brains men ana takes their
mrmpw from them: when the
Republican party permits tiie monopoly
? to exist it amends the commandment
and makes it read: 'Thou shalt not
steal?on a smail scale.' The trust is
wrong from an economic standpoint,
for it you will examine you will find
l that the first thiDg that the trust
does when it gel a oc ntrol of an industry
is to raise tie prices. Then the
- consumers suffer. The next thing is to
shut down the factories to reduce pro>
duction, because a high prioe lessens
? the demand, aDd then the trust throws
IA on to the laboring man who is idle,
waiting for a job, the expenses of keeping
up the high prices.
"It is wrong economically for another
genius, for if all men who have skill
in one occupation are undc-r one man,
then they hang upon him. It is the
hope of independence, it is the hope
that you can some day be your own
master that stimulates people to highest
endeavor; and when you take this
hope out of the human breast and plant
despair in its place you start downward
toward the leVel of the dark age?. And
it is baa tor the laboring man, for if a
laboring man has genius and skill, and
his employer does not recognize his
skill and genius, another employer will,
w But when there is but one employer,
then genius is at a discount, ana a sonUmmil]
Ark QC txraH CQ a "
Referring to his remedies for the
trusts, Mr. Bryan said:
ffi-jyv ' ,*': -. *
j* ~ .: .
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UI air. almost afraid fo suggest the
rp.rnc-dy down here; fur if we succeed in
squeezing the water out cf the New
Jersey corporations you will have a
tidal w&vc greater than th3t at Gslveston.
You wiii have a fi:.od for a
while, batycu will have honest corporations
' Why should corporations organized
in New Jersey be permitted to prey on
the whole country? Why should a cor
poration organiz;d in this State be per
mmea to eiuer mtu lutcistaio gucruerce
untiHt first shows that it is going
cut to do a legitimate business and
not going out as a }.igh*aym3u? I
believe that if you will provide, first,
that a corporation shall have the water
squeezed out, and. second, that it phall
bbow that it is not trying; to rconopo
liza any branch o? busire^s, and then
provide for a revocation of the license
if the conditions are violated. I believe
you could destroy every private mo
nopoly engaged in interstate commerce
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anci prevent tne creation 01 new uuea.
I am cot worrying about those corporations
coofined to the State, for it the
corporations prc-y upon the people of
the State and upon them alone. I am
willing to leave the people to fii;ht it
out with their local corporation and let
it live as long as they have anything
for the corporation to cat. Bat when a
cooperation leaves a State and goes
into other Scates, I am not willing to
leave it to the State. I am not willing
to put 44 States at the meroy of a trurt
merely because it hires one State to let
it stay there while it plunders the other
44 States."
Closing his speech .V?r. Bryan made
an earnest appeal for campaign work
until the close of the campaign, and
asked his supporters not to bet on results
saying in part:
' If you have any mosey to spare pat
it in tbe campaign fundicstead of bet'ting
with it. Do cot try to beat the
Republicans at their game. When you
bet you bet your money; when a trust
magnate bets he bats other people's
money. A newspaper friend of mine
gave some good advice the other day.
He told the Democrats that if they
would put their money in the campaign
fusd they, would gst satisfaction
enough out of success to make them
willing to spend the money that way;
and if wa lost it was no gratification to
give the Republicans Democratic
money a3 well as a victory in this cam
nskn We cannot so to the great cor
porations and ask them to contribute
because we do not intend that they
sbouid make it back eut of the people.
We have got to make a people's fight,
and you who are interested in this fight
ought to support the fight, not only
with your votes, bat with your work
and with the money that you can
Mr. Bryan's ou'door meeting in
Trenton was a tremendous success,
both in point of attendance and enthusiasm
on the part yf the crowd. He
spoke staiding in his carriage and
"I am willing to risk the issues of
this campaign in the hands of the
American people. If tomorrow morning
the voters were permitted to go to
the polls and write on their ballots
A * rvv* ? V* A nnnofir.na
tueir y^'iUiUUO VU tug \jut/sb.vua ~
tbe country, with do one to intimidate,
I have nD doubt that we would carry
this country by a popular majority
suoh as no ticket has ever received in
the United States. The only question
to my mind is, what effect wili be pro
duced by the coercion that is now being
attempted by those who stand at the
head of'great coipontions. I went to
Auburn, ?., the other day and I
learned that the head of a large manufacturing
establishment has threatened
to close hi works in case I was elected
I do not t dw how maDy threats like
that will be made. I do not know what
effect such threats will have, but I am
going to give to you laboring men an
answer to such a threat. Whenever
your employer tells you fchit you will
lose your job if you vote for me, you
tell him tbat if the country ia half as
prosperous as he says, it is expected
you ought to be able to find another
job very soon; but if there is no place
for a man to work if he losses the job
he now has, there is no prosperity in
this oountry to boast about.
"I ask you when will you be stronger
to fight this battle than you are now?
If after all this period of boasted prosperity
you have not laid up enough
money to stand an idleness of a week,
don't you think you had better vote
for some party that will give you a better
chance than that to lay up something
for a rainy day?"
A dispatch from Jersey City says:
"The first day of Mr. Bryan's tour of
New Jersey which dosed here with six
meetings Friday night, may be desaribed
as a mad rush. From the time
he entered Washington Park, opposite
Philadelphia, until he closed his last
meeting here he had inade 15 speeches,
the average of their duration was greater
than usual. He spoke in succession
at Washington Park, Riverside,
Burlington, Trenton (twice,) Princeton
Junction, New Brunsvriok, Elizabeth,
Marion and Jersey City (six times.)
His journey through the Si ate was a
surprise to those accompanying Mr.
Brysn, i? not to him, for in few States,
if any, has he had larger or more de
monstartive audiences. His meeting
at Washington Park ws.s almost arecord
breaker in both of these respects,
and his meetings in Trenton and his
reception in this city were only second
to the Washington Park meeting in
numbers and in feeling displayed.
Probably no candidate for the presi
dency was evr so muan jostiea aoout
and pushed around in one day's time
as Mr. Bryan was today. At most
stopping places the police found it impossible
to protect him from the hundreds,
not to say thousands, of persons i
who thronged his pathway and followed
him wherever he went."
"I have addressed a great many
meetings of college boys, but I never
had a nicer meeting than this in my
life " This is what Mr. Bryan said to a
number of the Pinceton college boys
who had followed him to his train from
his meeting piace at Princeton Junction
this afternoon. The meeting was one
of the most orderly that Mr. Bryan
has had in his whole campaign tour.
There wa3 cot an interruption irom beginning
to end. "Wben Mr. Bryan arrived
he was greeted -with the college
yell, and there was a similar demonstration
made upon his departure. His
address there was entirely to the students.
| Mystery ct a Ycurg Ladie's Death
j Solved.
Extraordinary Record of Revolting
Butaliiy. This Ciri But
One cf Many
[ Late Wednesday night George Kerr,
I Walter MoAliister, William Death and
} Andrew Cam bell were arrested by the
I police, of Patterson, N. J , accused o?
I haviDg caused the death of Jennie
^ TTAmon TO noco
.D SSOilieiCr, tilC ;vuug nvugu n^vw
body wa9 found la3t Friday on the outskirts
of Paterson. Developments
show that the circumstance surround
| iog the yoang woman's death from one<
I of the most remarkable and revolting
j crimes which has ever been brought to
! light in ihis country. The police have
the five persons more or less concerned
j in the affa r in custody. From statej
incuts and confessions made they have
I been able to trace the course of the
! gir! from 83'J Tfcursday evening until
she met htr death, ai;d the travels of
her body afterward are aiso fairly well
Snonly after S o'clock Miss Bossohieter
parsed Kent's drug store at
Patereon, and near it met Andrew
Cambell. There was a short conversation
and then the pair walked down
Main street. Somewhere en route they
were joined by George Walter MaoAlisu-r
and Win. JDeath. The four
entered Christopher Saai's saloon. Here
* J r?.?11 ?e
QriQftS were servea. jpiumiy uuo ui bus
men telephoned to the Erie depot for
a ca'>, and August Schaltorsresponded.
This cabman has been the main source
of the police's information and has
given a detailed atory of what occurred.
It was in the neighborhood of 10
u'ciook when the four men lifted the
pardy unconscious girl into Schulter's
I rig. It is alleged that after the hackman
had been cailed, one of the men
asked for another rounds of drinks, and
into that served to the girl was poured
tixo contents of a vial, containing a
species of '"kcock out." drops. The
men direoted the driver to t&ka them
to a road house, but they found the
place had closed and repeated rappings
produced no results. The party then
started back to the oity.
In a lonely spot the hack was stopped
and the girl lifted out of it and laid
upoji a blanket by the roadside. In
what followed, the hackman and one
of the four, if is said, had no part. The
story is too revolting to describe. The
hackman claims that he did not leave
! his seat on the cab. He is unable to
j say whether the girl W33 alive or dead
when she was lifted back into the cab.
|~ He remembers max ne- was turn iu timr down
beside the river bank. Here the
girl, apparently lifeless, was lifted out
of the cab and her head and face
bathed wi h river water. After a long
time spent in trying to revive her the
men held a consultation. Their victim
was again lifted into the cab and the
hackman was ordered to drive like mad
to Dr. Wiley's house.
Dr. Wiley was not at home and the
party hurried to the residence of Dr.
Townsend, on Paterson street. The
physician was aroused and told to come
down stairs at once and give immediate
attention to a woman who had been
injured. He was told not to wait to
dress. He slipped on a bath robe and
went out to the carriage door. He felt
of the girl's pulse and then stepped
back, saying his services were not needed
as the girl was dead. One of the
men cursea the doctor for a fool and
commanded him to revive her. Tne
dootor turned and started back into
the house. The doctor was offered any
amount of money if he would try, but
he persisted it was useless for him to
try as death had come iong before.
The carriage then drove away. There
was a consulation among the men. Oae
wanted to take the body to the girl's
home and leave it there. The other
three refused to consider this and insisted
upon dropping the body upon
the roadway. It was fiaally resolved
to drive out into Bergen county, by
way of the Thirty-third street bridge.
When the bridge wasreaohed the driver
was again ordered to stop. The purpose
soon developed. When the triple
attack upon the unconscious and perhaps
dead girl was made, a portion of
ninit hail Koon fcnrn nfip.
When the party left the scene of the
crime one man had a portion of the
clothing in a pocket of his coat and
another bad the remainder of the garment.
When the stop was made at
the river bank to bathe the giri s face
and head, her combs and her pins had
been removed. Tnese were in McAiister's
pocket. The two portions of the
garment and the combs and hair pins
were dropped from the bridge into the
Passaic river. The carriage was then
driven a short distance along the road
into Bergen county. The spot was decided
upon as a good placs to drop the
corpse. The body was dragged out of
the carriage, but just then a wagon
was heard approaching and one of the
men hurled the body back into the cab,
exclaiming: "For G-od's sake drive on;
here comes a carriage."
The cab went on until the dark spot
near Ai^ear mill was reached. 'McAlister
caught the girl by the feet and
dragged them outward. Another of the
% ? ? 1 1 . it.
men MtecL the snouiaers ana as me
hips reached the sill Mo Alister droppod
the feet and the two men held the body
upright for a moment and then let go.
The girl's body fell backward, the head
striking the rock whioh crashed the
skull. This oircam&tance which threw
the Bergin county authorities off the
scent, was not foreseen by the men
disposing of the body. The hackman
reoeived ten dollars tor his night's
? t * WJT A
work. This was paid Dy iucbusier.
Walter C. McAlisier is a member of
the firm of James McA.lister & Co.,
throwsters. George Kerr is a member
of the J. P. Donleavy Paint company.
Andrew Campbeli is a bookkeeper, employed
at the Hand Street Silk mill.
Wm. A. Death is a young man who
was married five weeks ago.
The men implicated in the crime
were held without bail after a hearing
before Recorder Senior today. Judge
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Kerr, brother of one of the prisoners,
is married to a sister of Mayor Hinchcliffe,
the millionaire brewer of Patereon.
He also a relative of John
Johnson, Demooratic nominee for Congress
in the Paterson district. The funeral
of the girl was held this afternoon.
To avoid a crowd it was announced that
the services had been postponed by the
coroner. It i3 claimed at Paterson tonight
that the affair is only one of,'a so
ries of crimes in which mill girls of tbat
city have been victims, but this is the
first oase known in which any of the
girls have lost their lives.
What He "fTill Have to Ovsrcome to
To more clearly il!a<?frate tl e task
before Mr. Bryan which ie r ust accomplish
to be elected, we give be'ow
the popular vote of the important socalled
doubtful states showing McKinley
majorities of 1896, many of which
Mr. Bryan must overcome this year to
be elected president:
i?jlv; jlviuic/ uw
Bryan 144,766
McKirley mojority 15922
MeKiniey 20,452
Brjati 16 615
McKinley majnity 3,837
McKinley 607,130
Brjac 464 523
McKinley majority 142,607
McK'nlc-y 323 753
Bryan 305,573
Wo Kinley majority 18,181
McKinley 218,171
Brjan 217,890
McKinley majority 281
McKinley 136 978
Bryan .... 104 746
McKinley majority 32 232
McKinley 293.582
Bryan 237,268
McKinley majority 56,314
New Jersey?
MftKinUv 221 267
Bryan 133,675
McKinley majority 87,692
Ypw YnrV
" McKinley 819,838
Bryan 551,369
McKinley majority 268 469
McKinley 525,991
Bryan 477,497
MoKinley majority 48 494
-yygstvn^ima- ? ???
McKinley 104,414
Bryan 92,927
McKinley majority 11,437
MnTfinlA'O 13?*
Bryan 165,523
McKinley majority 102,612
Possession of the Presidency,
The length of possession ef. the
presidency since the organization of
American political parties ha3 been as
Federalist?From 1789 to 1801,
twelve years under Washington and
John Adams.
Democratic?From 1801 to 1825,
twenty-four years under Jefferson,
Madison and Monroe.
Coalition?From 1825 to 1829, four
years, under Joftn Qaincy Adams.
Democratic?From 1829 to 1841,
twelve years under Jackson and Van
Whig?From 1841 to 1845, four
years ander William Henry Harrison.
Ttamnf.rfttifl?TiVftm 1 frt 1 R49 frtnr
years under Polk.
Whig?From 1849 to 1853, four
years under Taylor.
Damocratic?From 1853 to 1861,
eight years, under Picrce and Buchanan.
Republican?From 1861 to 1835,
twenty-four years, under Lincoln,
Grant, Hayes and Garfield.
Democratic?From 1885 to 1889,
four years under Cleveland.
Republican?From 1889 to 1893,
four years, under Harrison.
Democratic?From 1893 to 1897,
four ye?rs under Cleveland.
Republican?From 1897 to 1901,
four years under McKinley.
It will be seen that the country has
alternated in party control every four
years since 1885 Under that rule
Bryan should ba elected this year.
All SettledEvery
editor has received them, says
the Newspaper Maker. The posfcmaeler
sends them to the editor. The postmaster
is not the blame. For instance,
there was a man by the name of, wellsay,
Tim Short, who sent us three notioes
to stop his paper; he didn't want
it any longer. We wondered what
was the matter. Upon investigating
the subscription book we found out
That Tim was short $10. He had never
paid a cent and stopped the paper as a
matter of economy?tons. He didn't
want us to lose any more by him. A
few days afterwards Short was at church
and his melodious tenor rang out loud
and sirong in that stiring old song,
"Jesus Paid it all." He might have
been mistaken, but his earnestness impressed
us. So the next day we sent
him a reoeipt in full and begged his
pardon for not knowing he had made
an assignment of liabilities to the
Good Advice.
The Baltimore Sun has this to say
to young men, about to oast their first
vote: "If they went the golden gate
of opportunity kept open for themselves
they must vote for William J.
Bryan and a Democratic congress. The
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trusts, wHose sole aim is tc own ana control
all the business of the country,
will vote solidly for Mr. Mclunley.
Young men eager for a fair chance in
life ought to need no further enlightenment
as to where their own interests
Interesting Facts About a Ramarkgb'a
The Facts and Figures for the
Month of September Was
Also RemarkableDirector
Bauer of the South Carolina
section of the TJri:rd States weather
bureau'? climate and crop service, has
is-u?Q the following interesting review
of t ho crop rear in this Stata, and
monthly bulletin for September:
A Short Eeview.
Tue year of 19is0 has been a noteworthy
one in South Carolina, in the
matters of rainfall and temperature,
and their influence on crop production.
The temperature during February
was unusually cold, but after that
month and up to Acgast it differed but
slightly from the normal for the same
period. During Angust and the greater
part of September it was continously
high, at times higher than ever before
known, and too high for the normal
development of fieid crops. In those
months, the neat ana oryness 01 the
air, giving it an unnsually large absorptive
capacity, together with the
scant rainfall, also increased the severity
of the drouth.
The average rainfall during April
(5.41) was with one exoeption the heaviest
on record for that month; during
May it was slightly deficient, but owug
to the amount" of moisture in the
ground, crops did not suffer from ihe
deficiency; duriDg Juno the raiofall
was again very heavy (6 94), and average
greater than ever before reoorded
for the month. Coming at the time
when field oropa are usually cultivated
to promote their growth, and to clear
rhATn nf wend q. which work was crreatlv
impeded, its effects on crops was unfavorable,
but as the foliowm? July
had only moderate rains, crops were
again in*:into good, clean condition.
August had the least rainfall on rccord
for that month (2 13), and during the
second week ot August crops fai ed
rapidly under ihe combined influence
of the abnormally high temperature
and lack of moisture, with bub3eqaent
weather conditions adverse to their
recovery until most of the crops had
reached maturity.
The weather conditions were so abnormal
during portions of the year that
it is highly improbable that there will
soon be a repetition as disastrous to
- - ?1 - ^ ?TkAOA AT"AriO
agriuunuiai iu wacoid.
that reached maturity before August,
such as the various cereals, most of the
fruits, and tobacco, weie fully up to,
or above, their normal yields, while
those that came to maturity subse"n^nw,
"cane, and sweet potatoes (excepting
river rice which was a large orop),
were very poor.
Climatdlogt For Sepiember.
Temperature, in Degrees Farenheifc
?The mean temperature for September,
'1900, was 77 1 degrees, which is
5.9 above the normal. The highest
local mean was 79.9 at Beaufort, and
the lowest Iccal mean was 73 0 at Hoi-1
land. The highest temperature for
the month was 10C degrees at Cheraw
(1), Columbia and Santuc on the 13.h,
at Temperance on the 14:h, and at!
lorKviiie on tne iztn; tee lowest temperature
for the month was 45 at Hoi
land and Walhallaon the 17th, nuking
the State range 55 degrees. Tne
greatest local monthly range was 53 at |
Santuo, and the least local monthly
raDge was 29 at Charleston. The mean
of the daily maximum temperatures
was 88.0. and of the daily minimum
temperatures was 66 2.
Precipitation, in inchas?The State
average precipitation for September,
1900, W29 2 83 inches, which is 130
below normal. The greatest looal
amount was 6 15 inches at Trial, aad
the least local amount was 1.08 inches
at Temperance. The greatest 24-hourly
fail was 3.60 inches at Liberty on
on the 14th. The average number of
days with rain, for 50 stations, was 5,
laU^XUg A1V1U a am w juuiu^uuma wuvt.
Winnsboro to 11 at Betufort.
Excessive Kains?Allendale. l3t,
3 40 in 4 hours 30 minuies; Batesburg,
16 h, 2 03 in 8 hours; Beaufort, 15th,
2 50 in 21 hours; Florence, 14 15th.
1.83 in 2 hours 5 minutes; Liberty, 14,
3.60 in 24 hours; Little Mountain, 1415th,
3.43 in 24 hours; Summerville,
15th 3 04 in 24 hours; Trial, 15ch, 3 31
in 15 hours and 30 minutes; Walhalla,
13-14th, 3 00 in 24 hours.
Weather?The average Dumber of
clear days was 19 of partly cloudy days
8, and of cloudy days 3
Winds?The prevailing direction of
the wind W3S from the northeast at 19
stations; from the eas^ at 9 stations;
from the southeast, south and west at
4 stations eaoh, from the southwest at
2 stations, and from the northwest at
1 station.
High Winds?Jtteaufort and Uhariestion
6 th, Shaw's Fork, 13th.
Kills Her Children.
A negro woman named Carry Caldwell,
who live in the northern part of
Mecklenburg, county, N. C. Wednesday
morning killed her three children
and committed suicide. The wo
man out each of the children's throat
with a razor and then drew the aame
instrument across her own throat, from
effects of which she died some hours
later. At the time of the crime her
husband was away from home. The
woman's brother was at the house and
she sent him on an errand to the barn
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ana waen ne rei<uracu ue ivuuu wc
three children dead acd the *oican
gasping from a gash whioh ahe had inflicted
in her own throat. A physician
was summoned at once, bnt too late to
save her life. The children were aged
6. 4 and 2 years, and their mother about
35. The oause of the woman's act is
supposed to have been insanity. The
coroner held an inqaest over the four
This Settles It.
The women can vote in Colorado,
and they say Wolcott shall not go back
to the United States Senate. Wolcott
may as well bow gracefully to the inevitable,
which is not the unexpected.
Steals Seven Hundred Thousand from
Few York Bank.
C. L Alvord, note teller of the First
National bank, of New York is a de
faulter to the amount of $700,OUU
Alvord has not yet been apprehended, i
He had been an employe of the bank j
for over twenty years. The First National
is one of the largest banking in-1
stitntions in the oity and its president i
is George F. Baker, who is also presi- J
dont of the Asto National bank and a
financial adviser of the Astor family.
The bank is located at No. 2 Wall street
and has a capital of $500,000 and a surplus
of $5,000,000. The bank gave
out the following statement late Wednesday:
"The note teller, who has been in
the employ of the First National bank
for many years is a defaulter to a larpe.
amount, id is operations ?ave con
tinued for a considerable period, and
have been skilfully concealed through
a manipulation of his balance bock
The discovery was made by one of the
bank's employes a few days after the
completion of an examination of the
bank by the United States examiner.
During the continuance of his peculations
periodical examinations hare been
made by several distinot corps of ex
aminers representing the comptrollers
department, all expert accounts; and
the bank has also bad frequent examinations;
neither of which]has developed
any irregularity. The aggregate of the
false entries amounting to $700,000 j
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Das oeen cnargea on on cue uuvsa ui
the bank out of the reserve fuad, without
diminishing the surplus and profits
of the bank as reported in its last pub-;
iished statement. I: is expected that
the shortage will be materially reduoed
by a substantial sum, of which there is
fair prospect of recovery."
Alvord was capable and experienced,
and the discovery of his defalcations
made after he was gone, was a complete
surprise to everybody. The loss
of money is hardly disturbing the
bank, which is one of the strongest in
the city. Alvord is about 50 years ^ld
and has a wife and three children. His
home was at Mount Vernon and he
was respected there as well as in the
street. His habits were good. It is
believed that he lost money in stock
speculations, and that some of the
money can be recovered. He disappeared
about a week or ten days ago.
The crime has been known long
enough to the officers now to enable
them to say with some assurance that
Alvord did his work alone. No one
else is under suspicion. A statement
made by the bank of Sept. 5th showed:
Capital $500,000; surplus $5,000,000;
undivided profits $1,114,250; deposits
$39 997 895; demand loans and cash on
hand$23,379(276;timeloans$5,654 610;
and stocks and bonds $20,110,409. In
the statement the bank s total resources
were placed at $52,663,294
Beyond thaiacts contained in the official
statement the bank's vice president,
Frank L. Hine, absolutely refused
to say a word. President Geo.
P. Baker when asked regarding the
matter said that the statement given
out by the vice president" contained all
he had to say in regard to the defalcation.
When asked if Alvord had been
apprehended, the vice president said:
"1 don't think he has." At the local
office of the detective agency which
usually has charge of bank oases, it
was said that officials of that company
had heard nothing of the defalcation
*s yet and that they h&d not at tne |
time been assigned to the case.
It has not yet developed how the j
note teller was able to put his hands on j
so much money, but one of the direc-1
tors is reported to have said that Alvord
was enabled to take such a large '
sum because as note teller he was in
charge of the mail. This he opened
every morning and he had ample opportunity
to abstract notes, drafts and
checks as well a3 money. Of course,
he had to be especially skilful to make
Ko Ion Thifl
admitted that be was at a loss to account
for the failure of the bank ex
aminsrs to discover Alvord's irregularities
at their last examination.
Chairman Jones Issues an Address
Asking All to Vote,
Along the line of the letter recently
received from National .Democratic
Chairman Jones, the South Carolina
Democratic Chairman has issued the
i fnlinwinc to the voters of the State:
To the Democratic Voters of South
In view of the present apathy w&ich
seems to exist among the .Democrats of
this State as to voting at the general
election, I feel it to be my duty as your
chairman to address you in this public
manner and urge that you all come out
on November 6th and cast yoar votes
for the Democratic ticket from president
to coroner. Our people have gotten
into the way of thiuking that when
they have east their votes in the primary
there is no further use to vote.
But this is a very dangerous policy to
pursue and may result in great harm
to ou; State. Our State and county
ticket are safe, as the Kspublcans
have put up no opposition at ail.
The Republicans have an electoral
ticket in the field composed mostly of
negroes, and have a candidate in every
congressional district in this State hoping
to have their candidates seated by
f i T ~ T>
a ttepu oilcans nouse. juei every jjsjuocratic
voter come out and vote for the
Democratic nominees in his district
and elect them by such an overwhelming
majority that noc even a Hepublican
house would dare unseat them or
even consider a coDtest.
The Democrats of the nation have
given you one of the grandest, purest
and most brilliant men this county has
ever produced, and the Democrats of
this State have given you seven of your
best men as candidates for congress,
and I cannot believe that you will not
oome out and vote for them. We have
heard of late various threats on all
sides that our representation m congress
would be reduced by a Bepubli
can congress on account ot our sman
vote in the general election.
Now, fellow Democrats, do not allow
this serious charge to be made against
jou. Wilie Jones,
State Chairman Ex. Com.
Ee is Making Sharp and Imprudent
Speeches in Illinois I
Senator Tillman, has br 1 making
some hot speeches in Illinois. At Joliet
the other day he said:
"I am not here to make any appologies
for South Carolina. We are giving
to the negro just such a share in *
the Government of our State as he is
capable of exercising?and that is d?
little. We were iorced to do some
wrong', perhaps, in dealing with this
question, and I admit it. There were
mr.-ra iri ClftrrtllTlA
than there were whites and we were
forced to get down the shotgun when
they attempted to have these blacks ]
dictate to us what form of government
we should have. You men of the North
wou'd not have stood it one year.
"How aany men are there in this
audience who believe that there is a
black man living good enough to make
laws for a white man? If you people
want to see black heels on white necks
then you try it on yourselves first before
you attempt to force it on us
There is not a colored man liviog that
should dictate to the white citizens of
this country.
'Yts we occasionally lynch a nigger
down onr way. The only diSerence ^
between our way and yours up nere is
that wben one of those nijzgers ravishes
I a wife or daughter we hunt him down
until we are sure of the right man and
then we shoot him down as you would
a rattlesnake or a wolf. That's our
way. Up here you people get excited,
aa you did at Akron, Ohio, aad kill a
couple of inrocent spectators and burn
up a oouple of millions of dollars' property.
Some of you make a lot of noise
about our not giving the black man a
"fair trial' down our way. Why don't
we let the Courts try the case? Because
we men of the South arc not
white-livered enough to permit our
wives and daughters to go before the
Court and publicly reheaise the details
of the crime; that's why. And we are
going to keep right on doing just as we
! have done as long as we have any shot- {
guns left. What do we want of ?any
mnrfl hlack men in this country when I,
we cannot treat decently those we \
already have here?
''The Republican party now wants to
have free oitizeos here and subjects on
the other side of the sea. We will not
have it, and unless you people vote it
down next month we will be forced
some day to shoot it down with our
rifles. Let's kill the snake in the egg
before it is hatched out."
Tillman said he did not want it understood
that he hated the negro. As
a matter of fact, he said, he had colored
servants in his family, and he trusted
them with his keys and his privato
business. They were gentlemen, he
declared, and worthy of respeot But
he did not '..hink the illiterate and the
ignorant negro should have any voice
in the U-overnment. At
their Old Game.
A dispatch from Chicago to the t
Atlanta Journal says "as the end of the
campaign comes nearer the Republicans s
appear to grow more desperate about the v
condition of affairs in Indiana. They t
have exerted every influence possible,
save one, to check the Democratic movement
in that state and have failed, t
They now realize that there is only one
means by which they can turn the state t
! into the McKinley column. That is by g
the ''jadicious" use of money just be- j
fo*e and on election day. Being de- t
termined to cheat the Democrats out of
a victory in the Hoosier State a great ^
slice of the Republican campaign fund }
has been sent to Senator Charles Fair-" ?
banks, at Indianapolis, and is on deposit ?
in a natinal bank at that nlace to be ?
* i i rr J
spent alter ixovemoer x. xt is assgneu j
this found amounts to $200,000. The '
old Dutley scheme of voting blocks of j
five will be pit in force and it is expected
by Hanna and Payne that In- ]
diana will be "saved" in spite of the j
will of the honest vo ers of the state.,, 3
Where is Your Food Raised? !
The Savannah News says that a resident
of that city went out to buy some
groceries the other day and on hia list
were butter eggs, flour, Irish potatoes, ]
onions, canned goods etc. The grocer 1
was asked where the artioles in qaestion <
were produced. The butter, lie said, j
came from New York", the'eggs from i
Tennessee, the cheese from New York, ,
the flour from Minnesota, the potatoes |
from Canada, the onions from New Jer- <
sey and the canned peas from Maryland, 3
In the list named there is not an article j
that could not be raised in any county \
in Georgia and ^quantities to supply
the demands. We depend too mucn
upon ootton and what it will bay and
not upon the great resources left us. ?
Too Much For Hanna. j
The Democrats are laughing about s
the perplxity of Mark Hanna when ques- i
tioned by a Bryan follower at Hanna's ?
Omaha meeting Saturday night. Qaes- i
tion were fired at Mark incessantly and i
he managed to reply to all of them in t
his fashion until this one came from the i
I mouth of an enthusiast in the crowd. \
| "Why did McKinleygive ilagland a
slice of Ala3ia?" Hanna reflected an
! instant and finding no excuse to offer ,
said: "That's too much for me." It t
sst the croffd wild and seeing that they, j
har? Mart cornered the auestione rs al- i
lowed him to proceed f
A Good Snowing- j
Darlington county is * furnishing an t
example of profitable farming on no t
small scale. It is reported the coun- f
ty's farmers will sell nearly 3,000.000 t
pounds of tobaeco this season at good i
prices. One farmer has- realized $300
from one acre, while another got $1,500
from a ten acre fbld. When the farmers
learn that this can be done in t
many sections of the south the English- i
man may have to pay 12 or even 15 <3
cents for American cotton. t
The Purely Business View. v
We have spent upwards of $200,000- ?
000 in the Philippines, sacrificed the 1
lives of 3,000 American boys and ruin- 1
ed the healih of 18,000 others, and all
for what? For the privilege of selling
to the Philippines the beggarly amount
of $1,080,149 worth of American goods, a
The value of the goods we have sold ]
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them since the battle ot lUamia wouia a
not pay for the powder we have burn- I
ed over there. Is the game worth the "!
| candle? "3
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He Said Shouiers for Bryan Were
fhat He Feared More Than Mau
sar Builats for He Dodged
'Em Every One. They
Were Stumpars. y
Gov. Roosevelt's third day of campaigning
New York State embraced
several features not heretofore marked
in his reception other places. At
Rome a huge crowd gathered in the
public square, and the governor adliessed
them from the baleony to whioh
he was driven from the train. Two
jrowds of small boys followed his carriage,
those on one side shouting,
"Hurrah for Bryan," while those <m
she other side tried to drown (heir
_T_ !A i -1 J u.v:_
sneers wku counter outers ior iuuiiou- ^ .
ley. While the governor was gpeakink - .^3
\ crowd of juveniles who had gathered
immediately beneath the governor kept
trying to annoy him by their boisterous
conduct. The governor finally referred
to them, saying:
"It is perfectly characteristic that
;hose who are afraid to hear the truth
should try to drown it by noise( and
;hat those who are afraid to talkthemselves
should send children of immature
age to yell for them."
Tne boys continued their cries of
"Hurrah for Bryan," "What the matter
with Bryan?" "He's all right,* and
igain the governor said:
;;One thing, if Mr. Bryan should
some here agai-a I ask that every Be- ^ '
publican give him a respectful hearing,"
ffhioh remark was loudly applauded.
Jontinuing, when the applause eeased,
le said: ((Because the man or boy
irlbo takes the opposite course shows
limself either to he or about to be a
ihoroughly disreputable citiBen,"
The governor said it was eminently
>roper that the advocates of Mr. Bryin
CKATIM imIt hv <a nmTmt
'ree speech and called attention to the
iisorder as being an object lesson oI
greater value than he oould teach. . - ^
Some men in the crowd tried to aak
he governor a list of prepared que*.
ions in printed form. He never heard
hem because the noise was too great
n the men's vicinity, but several of
,he circulars were flung into the carriage
which the governor occupied on his
eturn from the platform. He said to
,he Associated Press reporter that he
rould not discuss them and that the
najority of them were. for the attorney
;eneral to make answer to if he desired.
lere are the questions:
1. Why did you not prosecute tho>
(anal thieves as you promised when '
rou were a candidate for governor?
2. Why did you not oommenoe action
>efore the claims were barred? ^
3. Why dottt you have summons lined
against the ice trust? The only
ray to commence en action is by sum*
Qons. None has ever been served.
4. Why don't you remove the mayor
I New York for his connection with
he ice trust?
5. You have been only 36 hoars at
he capitol attending to business as
pveraor since June 1. Do. you think
t honest to take full, pay daring that
6. Don't you think a candidate for
dee president should find oourteou*
anguage to express his thoughts and
iot call his anestioneni "hoodlums."
'hoboes," and "drunks," and without
ray knowledge on the subject accuse
hem of "working their months,"
'standing against the flag," and lacking
in patriotism"?
7. Why not give oat for publication
Mayor Van Wyck's answer in which it
ls claimed members of your State administration
and Senator Piatt are
charged with being partioeps criminis
in the icer trust scandal? y
Died in Harness.
While.addressing the Virginia Pre*
ayterian synord at .New Jfort newt
Wednesday wv. Dr. Graii; of Atlanta,
3a., suddenly fell to the floor and in ?a
:ew momenta expired. Heart diiene
Fas the cause-of death. Dr. Oraag was. JH
fell known in'&e Prebyterian ohurch M H
throughout thf south and held the,.
)ffice of secretary of the board of hone
missions of the southern general asses- sly.
His wife an&i,daughter were atlending
the synod wi&^iim.
Two Lynched.'
A dispatch from Maoon, Ga.^|
itory reaches there of an extraoraH
ynchiag near Wellston, HoumH
jounty. Last week a negro was lyncheiH
it that place for assault on white
jFoman. Sunday another negro asA
mpl l?i? AOifi
nan was captured and negroes of the
ricinity asked the white citizens to let
ihem have him. This was complied
frith and the negro was lynched in the
Lee's Same. - \
It The New Port Herald says: "It was
a be expected that fanaties would
iowI at the announcement that Robert
E. Lee's name would find a place in
Jae Hall of Fame. Let them howL
ii?e's name waa known tonndyingfame
oog before this particular hall was
bought of, and its inscription upon a
ablet in that hall will not add to its
ame, as notning tne ianaacs out s?y
Till detract from it." The Herald if
A Hopeful Sign,
Senotor Jones is higily elated over
he enormous increase in registration
n Greater New York. He says it inlioatea
that the city will roll tip a
remendous majority for Bryan and
iterenson and that the Republican
ote of the state will not equal thatof
he city. The increase of nearly 70,000
n the Greater City is regarded as omitous
by the Republican leaders.
Elect Him.
The New York Journal makes an' *"
nalysis of the vote in Greater New fork.
According to the analysis Bryn
wniilrf have 30.000 maiorit? in
Brooklyn and 75,000 majority in Now
lork. This would give Bryan New
fork and eleot him President.

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