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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY.":JUNE 13. 1906. NO. 37.
DIRECT OHARCE Of Graft Made Against Fx-Chair man Evans By a NEWBERRY WITNESR lie Says Evans Told Him He Got Cash fr! m Whiskey Drrmmerr, and ihat Evans Saw Towill and Bo'kin Accept .a Bribe. Other Testimony. W G. Childs, president of the Bank r Columbia and of the C., N. and L. railroad, won a complete victory in I he contempt case against him befoee the dispensary investigating commit t. e last week. He was unanimously excused on making apology for swear I g before the committee, and all but Mr Lyon voted to relieve him of re eating the rumors and jokes he said ould unjustly reflect upon dispen rv ficials even in executive session. Mr. Lyon's suggestion that Mr tMhIls be heard sbout these j kes in xecutive session so that te commit tee could be the judge of their relevan cy was unanimously voted down by the other members of the committee, who tt-ok the position that he shculd not be required to repeat things to the e, mmittee that was not to go to the pk blic, the legislature having provir - ed that these tearir gs shculd be pub 1:C. USED A. BRiB. Mr. Lyon then put up A. A. -Bris. tow, a well known traveling man and member of the Greenville clothing iI: m of Smith & Bristow, who testi dh d that 18 months ago he had a con versation with a whiskey drumme Lamed Abe Hamberger, of Baltimor:, in which Hamberger told him that he had gotten an order for $67,000 worth of whiskey from the state dispensary, and had to pay 88 000 to a member of the board of control for it. Hamber ger would not give the name of the di pensary cfiioal and did not say - wi-en the order was obtained. He raid this was the only order he ever got from the dispensary. Hanmber -er last August repeated this s ate ment In Baltimore in the presence of Mr. Bristow's partner, Jesse R. mith. Hamberger told them he got toe bribe back by doctoring the whis key, which was so mean he feared it v ould be shipped bauk. He said hL pad the bribe In cash. 16 is a pity lHamberger did not give the name of the member of the board he bribed. A HOT TRAIL. The Dispensary Investigating com mistpe struck a hot trail Wednesday. Mr. L wls W. Parker, who manages cne eighth of the spindles in Scuth Carolina was put on the star-d to tel' fr something which the committet -t elie red that he knew. He declined to talk and was arrested on motion of Mr. Lyon. Habeas corpus proceed ing.s were Instituted and at a special me ting of the supreme court this . ziterrocn, the witness was placed en tirely in the custcdy of the commit tee. When it was put up to hir to talk er to go-to jail he told the hottest evi e: ca that has been put up yet. He itated that as president of the Olym y is, mills of this city he had had con sul tations with S. J. Lanham, of rEsltimore, and that in fcur occasions, Mr. Lanham had complained to bla. bsh.t notwithstanding his business In terests in-South Carolina, his fim hac r: ceived 'very little business and he linted to Mr. Parker to suggest the name of an agent in this state, wh< would be influential with the board. Lanham had stated that he had~ tn hu ght that he had had everything arranged once when he had securedi the services of Mr. L. W. Boykin, thien a member of the board, bu; 3ater Mr. Boykin had told him that e n ther whiskey house was doing well b y Mr. Boykin's brother-in-law, Mr. J. M. Caintey. Mr. Lanham had ex plained to H. H. Evans and the latter P:ad sworn that Mr. Boykiu would I ave to stick to his proposition, ns 'he hoard had everything arranged. Mr. Lsnham had made statemerts oi :his nature to Mr. Ellison Smith cf Pe'zer and E. W. Robertson of Co lumbia and they had declined to givt . him any advice in the matter of se curing a middle man. Mr. Parker stated that on one oc cssion when Mr. Lanham was com plaining of the bad treatment wich ie had received he dec'ared the board tad secured at least 85,000 at that meeting. The committee declined tc bac k Mr. Lyon up In his ir quiry as tc t he name of the man secured by Mr. - Lanham, after he bad been turned down by Mr. Boykin. Mr. Parket stated that the salary was $2 000a year for this middle man. There was amusaing twisting and turning by the members of the consunttee as Mr Lyon pushed the quesmon, for it hi ;uspected that the party is a men.be: of the legislature. Mr. Parker ad nmitted that he is some kind of ar c dilcer holder. Mr. E W. Robertson, presidfent o! - he National Loan and E tchange 1-aik and of a number of other Co. lumbis enterprises and interested at *:r csor in a number of cotton mill throughout the State, coroborate' b e testimony of L. W. Parker as ti Sa muel J. Lanahan having Directo Boykin as his State middleman, bu there was a decide-l difference as t what Lanahan said about havlol middleman now who Is a State oflic t ut not connected with the disper . sary, Mr. Parker said M'. Lana h-an's statement was made in Nes York in the presence of Mr. R -bert son, but Mr. Rabertson did nutn r member this and thought Mr. Parn er must have been mistaken as to thi point. sTAnTLIN~G EViELATIONS. The most startling~ revela' ion~s the 1 ave yet characterizid the dispenni investigation were dtsclosed Thursda morning when the much talked Newberry situation was entered upon for the first time in a really aggres sive manner. C. C. Davis, a Newberry contract or, who had worked on er-Chairman H. H. Evan's fi e new house in New berry, in a cool and somewhat reluct ant manner told of Evans admitting to him that on various occasion he had been getting presents of various kinds and much money from the whis key houses he tcok care of on the dispensary purchasing bcard. Evans showed him on several occisions big bunches of greenbacks of all s-rts of denominatiozs, bills as high as $1,00J and several of these in each unch. On one cccasien when the witness told Evans a certain door In the house had better be moved E vans pointed to a beaver hat sitting on the floor, full of greenbacks of large denomInations, and asked if he did not think tna would move it. Evaos never did call it rebates or graft, but admitted he got the cash as well the presents and said they were in consideration of his services on the board to these houses Among the presents, the witnes, said, was a handsome suit of furniture with a $500 poker table among the gieces which Evans admftted gettlno as a present from Blathenthal & Bickert, of Atlanta. Witness denied that Evans told him he bf ught the big Kinard plantation in Newberry with dlpensary graft and also denied that Evans said he used poker playing as a blind. He denied that Evans told him on one occasion he won 810,000 in a poker game with some whiskey drummers. A whiikey man named Johnah L tob told him that In order to get a show ing he paid Evans $2 a case on several thousand cases. The most inrportant part of Davis' testimony was, perhaps, that involv iug a direct charge of bribery against two of Evans' associates on the board, hhn Bell Towill and L. N. Boykin The wintness said Evans told him :hat te (Erans) was not gettirg the proper showing for his friends in the purchases and that he and Bridge Wilson, of the Richland Distilling Company, here laid a tra in which they caught Towill and Boykin. Evans' whiskey friends. according to :he witnees, got Towill and Boykin in a hotel room here and Evans and Wi: son standing on a table in the hall way saw the other two directors paid the money. TERRIBLE IXPLOSION. An Infernal Machine Wrecks tLe Georgetown Depot. A dispatch from Gaorgetown to the Florence Times says a terrific explo sion occurred at the Georget.wn and Western railroad depot Thursday orning at 10 minutes to six. Tne ihock was so great that it awakened many sleepers from their morning asp. L L. Bollock the baggage master is very painfully, but not necessarily ser iously injured. C. C. Farilly who was at the depot on the outside of the platform and a negro brakeman were liso shightly ir.j red. From the baggage room going south, he depot is a wreck. The force of he explosion went south, about 30 feet of the roof is torn away. Ples f the buildirng were thrown several aundred feet away. Glasses in the stores across the street and also on the passenger train were broken. The railroad authorities are at a loss to understand the cause of the ex plosion. Some of them think it was eiter an infernal machine or dyna mite in a trunk in the baggage room. Killed by a Fall. The Spartanburg Journal says Markley Lester, aged 16 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Lester, died at the home of his parents on Pine street Thursday morning about 5 -o'clock from the difects of injuries received last Friday week, while play ing base-ball on the green near his home. Some time prior to his death Markley and a number of his friends were playing baseball on a vacant lot and during the gaime the ycung man fell and a companion fell on top of him. Young Lester fell so as to cause his elbow to strike him in the side, :nflicting internal in juries. Peritoni tis set in almost immediately. Every hing possible known to skilled physI clans was done for the young man, but death resulted carly Thursday norning.~. De plorable Accident. The Spartanb'urg Journal ssys Eugene Eub~anks, aged 14 years, was .scidentally shot and killed by his siser, Miss Ciaudi E ibanks, last Tues day about 11.30. The shooting oc urred at the E abanks home several miles from Woodruaff. It t.eems that Eagene and Miss Cluadia Eubanks were playmng with a breech loading hotgun. The youag man removed the shell and after snapping It several times replaced the shell, It is said, and placed the gun on the bed. She nt knowing that he had replaced the shell pioked up the gun and snap ped it. To utter horror the gun was dicharged and her brother fell to the loor, having been shot over the heart. He died within a short time. Oreione Killed Many. A dispatch from La Cro:se, Wis., says daylight Thursday revealed a -scene of terrible devastation along the path of a cy clone which swept South rn MinnasOta and Wisconsin Wednes day night between Freeburg and Cale donia. The wife and two children of Peter Meyer were killed. S:.x members of the family of 0. Z Ingleit were in jared and some perlaays fatally. The entire family of L. T. Kruger was hurt Sand scores of farm nouses were demol sled. Indications from present mn comlet-e reports indicate that many Sothers were killed and ir jored near Stcddard, Wis. Many bridges in the Spath of the storm were swept away. Sneers at muies. The New York Sun, which Is own d by the trust, sneers at Genera: Miles for saying that he knew about conditions in Ciaicago several yeare .go. It is well known that the Gen eral did know a great deal about tut insanitary and dangerous conditior n the packing-houses, and that thi Republican administiation took verl good care to see that those conditioni wer not , ponrd and remedied. TOOK PAY IWIGE. That Is What the Investigating Committe Is SAID TO HAVE DONE During the L.gislative Session. Took Sal. arv as Legislators and Paid Them selves as Memb:rs of the laves. tigating Committee. One Membzr Refused it. It having come to the ears of the Columbia Record that all the mem bers of the dispensary investigating committee except one had drawn dou ble per diem durig the session of the general assembly the first part of this year, and not believing it possible that memters of a committee investi ating graf t would do anything of that sort about the propriety, at least, of which there could o so much ques tion, the Record man addressed the fllowing leoter to Hon. J. T. Hay, :hairman of the committee: "I have been informed that your :ommittee, all of whose members are also members of the general assembly of this state, held several meetings Juring the recent session of the gen- 1 ral assembly and that, with one ex I Deption, the members of your commit ee drew per d:em pay for the same I ays both as members of the general i sssembly and the investigating com nittee. It was not stated whether Dhey also drew double mileage. I ask Bd the comptroller general if these i things were so and he replied that he 1 was not the disbursIng cffl.er for the ] payment of members of your commit- I tee, but that if he were he would not I give double pay for the same day. "I i nave no desire to do anyoody an In- : ustice. I believe that the gentleman i who gave me the information knew what he was talking about, but I do aos care to giva publicity to the state ment until I asked you as criairmanr Af the committee if the charge b? 6rue. If it be true, I am also willing o give publicity in The R-:cord to Four explanation. Did any of the members of your committee draw per liem or mileage for meetings held dur. [ng the session of the legislatun ? Did bhey also draw per diem and mileage rom the legislature for the same days? & prompt answer will be appreciated, or, if this charge be true, I think the people of the state ought to be put in posassion of the fact. I have written jo tne member of your c; mmittee who as said not to have taken deuole pay a rZqteat for a statement on this sub ct. I would like to have your an wer in time to publish with his state ment." The gentleman who gave The. Rec rd its first Information of this matter ad stated that Mr. Cole L. Blease, a ember of the committee, had ref us d to take double per diem onl theI grond that he was not entitled to it. So the following letter was addressedI o Mr. Bless: "1 was informed that the dispen sary invesregating 'committee held everal meetings during the recent session of the general assembly, of which its members are also members, ad that, with the exception of your self, the members of the committee rew per diem pay both as members f the general assembly and as mem ers of the committee for the same ays. I am not Informed as to wheth r they also drew d&u'>le mileage. Can bis be tru'. ? If so, I think the peo ple of the state ought to know it. You will oblige me by a prompt answer." Mr. Blease got his letter too late to reply by mail, but a Record reporter saw him upon his arrival in the city, ad he said that he was informed and believed that the report was true. The committee had-discussed their right to d-Juble per diem and, despite his protest, had expressed the opinion that they could draw pay for the same days both as members of the legisia ture and as men~bars of the commit tee. Chairman Hay had eff ered him a check for per diem for meetings held during the deasion of the legislature and he had declined to take it. The R cord man met Chairman Hay this morning and asktd the chairman if he had received the letter publish ed above. Chairman Hay replied that he had, but that he had been too busy to an swer it; besides he did not know that he would answer it; that the commIt ee was not on trial, at least he had not heard that it was. The Record man replied that the comittee was on trial at the great bar of public opinion and that the public, which paid the committee, had a right to know how its money was spenL. Caairman Hay replied that it was true that the publc paid the commit tee, but paid it very little. - "es," replied the reporter, "but the members of the committee knew how little the pay would be In ad vance of accepting service on It." The reporter then asked Chairman Hay did he decline to answer whether or not he or other members of the commttee had drawn d .uble pay. Cnairman Hay replied that ue would reqire time to decide whether or not e would answer and also to look up the records to see what was the truth about the matter. The Record says "the reporter did not say that as Chairman Hay was paymaster of the committee and drew the checks he ought to know cfoand whether he paid members per diem as members of the investigating c 3m. mittee for the same days on which they had drawn per diem as members of the legislature; and that It ought especially to be too fresh in his own mind to need any reference to the rec ords to know whether he himself had acepted such double pay. Tne reporter was not at all unpre pred for a failure to elicit informa tion as to expenditure of the people's money by the committee, for the leg. satu harl been trated iust as the reporter was, it instructed the com mittee to make a report of its expen ditures, which report has never bee made. It Is said that such a repor would disclose so me other transaction fully as interesting as this makinj two days in one. It may be that sem further information as interesting a the above will be published shortly b Rp!te of the reluctions of Chairmar Hay to answer questions that any cit Izen and taxpayer has the right to as] and the right to obtain an answer to BRYAN ENDORSED By the Gold Wing ot the Democratc Party. A dispatch from JeZ.erson City Mo., says what is generally regarded as the most significant feature of th( D macratic State convention held there last week, was the po)Inted and absolute endorsement of Wm. Jen nings Bryan for the presidency in 190E by Divid R. F.ancis of St. Luis, former governor and the secretary 01 the interior in President Cleveh ni'? cabinet. Former Go,. D R Franci was invited to address the convention. He spoke, in part: "I wish to ask this convention tc send its congratulations to the nation al D.mocracy on the disappearance of orr diff rences. There are no differ ances oet ween us now. In 1904, what Is known as the conservative element of our party asked that it be allowed to make the platform and name the :andidate. Right liberally did the adical faction concede the honor to he conservative element. You know he result. Now another campaign is ipproaching. Those of us who belong io what has been the conservative fac Aon would not be magnanimous, worthy Democrats, if we did not say o you that we will support your can lidate and your platform this time. rhe differences that have divided the D-moccracy exist no longer." GQv. Francis described Bryan as "a incere lover of humanity and a pa. ;riotic citizan of the United States." Ee eulogized both Bryan and Cieve and amid wild cheering. Governor !olk also spoke, declaring that Bryan ould be nominated for president in l908 and would be elected. He said ine principles which Bryan has advo mted in 1896 were then considered an 6rchistic, but now are considered the wcme of patriotism. Former Gover ior Dockery spoke la a similar vein. A DADLY STROKE. k Man and His Grandson Killed by Ligbtning. A special dispatch from Laurens to rhe State says that within a few iundred yards of old Paplar Springs urch and almost in sight of his iome Mr. Newton Y. Manly, a Con ederate veteran, aged 65, and his 10 Fear-old grandson, Jodie Manly, were illed instantly by lightning Monday Lfternoon about 3 o'c.cck and Hill Aanly, son of Mr. Manly, senior, and rather of the boy, was perhaps fatally injured by the same bolt. The fath r, son and grandson were out looking after their cattle when they were >vertaken by a rain and eltccarcal storm. They were returning to the louse and were evidently walkit.g abreast in the road as they feil sid y side on their faces. A negro man iving nearby witnessed the tragedy and gave the alarm. Mr. Manly, senior, and the lad was killed out dgt while Mr. Hill Manly was comn pletely paralyzed and rendered un 3nsckcu:. He received medical aid and at last accounts he had shown signs of returning consciousness al tough his condition is very critical. Will Not Ratn. The State says Speaker M. L. Smith has decided not to enter the race for governor. Mr. Smith made the an acancement whi'.e in the city. Mr. Smith has had strong pressure to en ter ne race and his prospects were re garded as good. Mr. Smith has, how ever, for some time been in bad healtn. not serious, out unsatisfactory. His physicIans ad vised him that it woulc e exceedingly unwise to undertake a campaign. Mr. Smith tnought that he might be able to get in shape for the contest and has been Loping ui: to the last moment to be able to entei the fight. He has, however, consent ed to accept the serious advice of hle physicans and will not enter the con tet for governor, but expects to take a complete rest. Wanted to Lynch H0m. Gov. Braward, of Florida, T aursdas on rEQuest of Sheriff Carter, orderec the Brooksville company of S tate miu itia to praceed at once to Inverness a prevent the lynching of Jim Davis alias Dago, the negro who suot anC killed Robert Russell, a well knowr business man, last Tuesday. Tne Lees burg company has also been orderet to hold itself in readiness to go to In verness if needed. Russell was at tempting to collect a debt from Davis wo, with no other pro location, sho and killed Russell and the negro bol who was driving his team. Davis wai captured Wednesday and the indigna tion at his crime Is so great that Sher ff Carter fears attempts will be madi to take him frcm the jail. Her Song Answered. A party of young people, compris ing two men and t wo women were re cently returning from a day in th country to thier homes In Onaba. A a railroad crossing thier carriage wa struck by a train and one of the youn, women was killed, while the othe members of the party were severel injured. The O.naba World-Herali says that at the I: q Iest one of th survivors saic~: We were returnin to the city as j lly a set of young folks as you ever saw and, as we were drih ing along Miss--proposed singin 'ello, Central, Give Me H eaven,' an started singing. None of the rest C us j ined her, so she fh ished the son alone and had jast fluished the worc 'Hello, Central, Give Me Heaver when the engine struckus and she we killed." hilled Teae m otn. John Kilbridge shot and killed Mr Mary Kelly, aged 24, and her 50 yea old husband, John Kelly, in Brookly M. Y., last week. He was in lo' ith Mrs 16l.1h MEATPACKING Horrors Brought to the Atten tion of Congress Last Week BY THE PRESIF6N ".J lie Calls Attention to the Need of Addi tional Legislation to Enable the Ex ecutive Department to Pie vent the Distribution of Poisonous Foods. The following message from the President to Congress explains itself: "Thae Senate and House of Rpresen. tatives: "I transmit herewith the report of Mr. James Bronson Reynolds and Commissioner Charles P. Neil, the special committee, whom I appointed to inyestigate Into the conditions 1n the stcck yards of Chicago and rep rt thereon to me. Tals report Is of a preliminary nature. I submit It to you now because it shows the urgent need of immediate action by the Congress in the direction of providing a drastic and thoroughgoing Inspec timn by the Federal government of all stock yards and packing houses and of their products, so far as the latter enter into interstate or foreign com merce. The conditions shown by even this short inspection to exist in Ohicago stock yards are revolting. It is imperatively necessary in the in terest of health and of decency that they should be radically changed Under the existing law it is wholly impossible to secure satisfactory re sults. "When my attention was first di rected to this matter an investigation was made urder the bureau of animal industry of the department of agri culture. Waen the preliminary state ments of this investigation were brought to my attention they showed such defects in the law and such wholly unexpected conditions that I deemed it best tc hive a further im mediate investigation by men not con nected with the bureau, and accord ingly appointed Messrs. Reynolds and Neill. It was hipossible under the existing law that satisfactory work should be done by the bureau of animal industry. I am now, how ever, examining the way in wh'ch the work actually was done. "Before I had received the report of Messrs. Reynolds and Neill I bad directed that labels placed upon any package of meat food products should state only that the carcass of the ani mal from which the meat was taken nad been inspected at the time of slaughter. If inspection of meat food products at all stages of preparation is not secured by the passage of the legislation recommended I shall feel compelledto order that Inspection la tels and certificates on canned pro ducts shall not be used hereaf ter. "The report shows that the stock1 ards and packing houses are not kept reasonably clean, and that the meth od of handling and preparing food products Is uncleanly and dangerous to health. tUnder existing law the National Government has no power to enforce Inspection of the many forms of prepared meat food products tat are daily going from the pack ing houses into interstate commerce. Owing to an inadequate appropria tion the department of agriculture is not even able to place Inspectors In all establIshments desiring them. T ae present law prohibits the shipment of uninspected meat to fore'gn coun tries, but there Is no provision forbid ding the shipment of uninspected meats in interstate commerce, and ohns the avenues of interstate com, merce are left open to traffic in dis-I eased or spoiled meats. If, as has oeen alleged -on seemingly good au thority further elvils exist, such as the improper use of chemicals and dyes, the government lacks power to remedy them. A ]aw is needed which will enable the inspectors of the gen eral government to Inspect and su pervise from the hoof to the can the preparation of the meat food product rPae evil seems to be much less in the sale of dressed carcasses than in the sale of canned and other prepared products; and very much less as re gards products sent abroad than as regards those used at home." "In my judgment the expense of she Inspection should be paid by a fee levied on each animal slaughtered. If this is not done, the whole purpose of the law can at any time he de feated through an insut~cient apprc priatior.; and whenever there was no partcular public interest in the sub ject It would be not only easy but natural thus to make the appropria ton insufficient. It it were not for this Considerationl I should favor the Government paying for the inspec tion." -"The alarm expressed In ctrtaia quarters concerning this feature should be allayed by a realization of the fact that in no case, under such a aw, will the cost of inspection ex ceed 8 cents per head. - "I call special attention to the fact that this report is preliminary, and that the investigation is still unfin ished. It is not yet possible to report Son the alleged abues~ In the use of r deleterious chemical compounds in iconnection with canning and preserv Sing meat products, nor, on the allegea doctoring in this fashion of tainted meat and of products returned to the packers as having grown unsalable or unusable from age or from other Srea.ons. Grave allegations are made in reference to abuses of this nature. I "Let me repeat that under the g resent law there is practically no s inethod of stopping these abuses, If t they should be discovered to exist s Legislation is needed in order to pre vent the possibility of all abuses in the future. If no legislation is pass d, then the excellent results accom plshed by tue work of this special committee will endure only so long as he memory of the committee's work i fresh, and a recrudescence of the jhnabue is absolutely certain. "I urge the immediate enactmen into law of provisions which will en able the department of agriculturi adequately to inspect the meat an meat-food products entering into in terstate commerce and to supervism the methods of preparing the same and to prescribe the sanitary condl 'Ions under which the work shall bf performed. I therefore commend tC your favorable consideration and urg' the enactment of substantially th provisions known as Senate amend ment No. 29 to the act making ap propriations for the department o anriculture far the fiscal year ending June 30: 1907, as passed bi the Son aze, this amend'ment being co'nmonly known as the Hqvpridqe am dment "THEODoRE ROOSEVELT. The White H us June 4. 1906 " COITON FIGURS WRONG. Secretary Wilson in a Serious Place as a Result. There seems to be more graft and ungiing on the part of the United States Agricultural D.:partment iL eference to the figures on the grow ng cotton crop. A special dispatcl io the Caarleston Post says great in ierest is shown by Southern members )f Congress in the resolution intro luced by Mr. Ellerbe calling on tbt ecretary f Agriculture for infor nation r lative to the compilation of ,otton estimates. Mr. E lerbe said Thursday that he hid not care what Secretary Wilsoc isid c 2ncerning the matter he would tand by the interview given the >ress that he is prepared to show ihat thue government reports are ab olutely wrong. Mr. Lever and other members o, he a gricultural cmmiLte! have beer ,loseted with Saaretary Wilson for everal hours and refuse to give ou aformation bearing upon the mat er. They say, however, the situa Aion is serious for Wil'on. A proposition was made to Wilsor' mefore the estimate was made to al ow certain members of Congress t( itness the tabulation, but h efnsed absolutely to do so. The general belief is that ~Wilsot as been the victim of shrewd n pulators who have used the informa don for personal ain. WOOING BY ;TATUTE. temarkable Bill Introduced in th Louisiana Legislature. T. Spencer Smith, a member of tht Aouisiana L.-gislature, introduced a reak bill in that body on Thursday t is intenied 1o regulate marriag mtracts and prevent race suicide. Tao ill) oni appies t whites and pro idsa i5 small be unlawful for an ucg mau to attempt to court an: 'oung wr in bafore he is twenty-four fore m aiing such an attempt he hall inform mne parents or guardiaL if the woman he proposes to court o' is intensilon to do so. He snall also make afflavit tha' is courtship will be in good fati nd for the purpose of trying to con rince the young woman that it wil ie proftiable for her to marry him I. hal be unlawful for widowers ove. orty to attempt to court any woma .der eighteen beyond the conitnes o e parish or tier residence. All children born to legally m arried ~eople shall be raised and educated at ublc expense. All male children shalt e sent iLO the state university at B.t n Rouge and all fematle caildren to he state normal schoo.l at N itchitc hs Appropriation of 817.000,000 provided to carry out the educa onal feature. Indiana for Bryan. The Democrats of Iadiana in con ,ention Thruraday adopted a platform trongly indorsmng W. J. Bryan fur ~resident and selected, a state ticket or all cifcers except Governor anc :eparer ot tne Supreme Court. Benjamin F. Shively was permanent ~harman, in his address, he said, Tat which is today eulogized and ipproved as broad statemansbip anc nightened patrotism in Tneodore .>osevelt was only a few years ago Ienounced as reactionary, revolution try and unpatriatic in William Jen nings Bryan. Tne aftersight of the ne is almost equal to the foresight of the other." Dies trom Dog Bite. As a result of the bite of a mad lg innicted four weeks ago, 4-year-Old Bernard Buxton, of Girard diec Thursday at the Biptist Tabernacle Eome and infirmary in Atlanta. Wnen the ciid reached Atlanta hy drophobia had already developed, and tire physic.ans could do nothing out give tne child opiates to relievE iris sufferings. It appears that Ber: ard was playing near a saw mil t Girarj, four weeks ago, waren the dog carne to him. Tie anima was apparently harmless, - shoughr 1i acted a little queerly. Tae chilC played with it when suddeniy the dos pring at the child's face and bit hiu on the cheek. Long Hair. Mercedes Lopez, a Mexican womal is said to possss the longesi hair 0 any person in the world. Her heigh' is ff ya feet ,and when she stan-Is erec her hair trails on the greun~d fcu feet eight inc~hes. T~ie ha.r is s. thick that she can completely hid' herself in it. Sae has cut it v.ry fre quently, as it grows q~ickly, enrablinj her to sell large tresses to hair dealer every month. A landowner named Labonie, a Sz Izeg, Hungary, refusing to allos peasants to ut~5 jard caused ttie out rage tenants to make an attack 01 nmm. He with thirty-three servant were seized and buried downwaid L he ground, leaving their legs prc trudg. A great many pasant vere arrested and the authorities ar tryng to fix the blame for the out LDoctor'w BAdelqr. A report came from Webster City Iowa, of a woman who was operate on for appsndicitiis and ini whos body the surgeon sewed up a napkir Perhaps we may yet hear of one whr sewed up in his patient a door ma or a Lypewriter. These insitdent may go far to make "surgical opera inns" unfasaona.ble. -THE PRISS ASSOCIATION. Program of the Meeting to be Held This Month. Mr. C. C. Langston, secretary of tbe State Press association has issuer the following programme of the an lual meeting to b- held at the Isle o Palms on Ju'ie 27 29: WEDNESDAY, JuNE. 27-10 A. M. Wplcome meeting in the hote auditorium. Appointment of committees. AFTERNOON FEssIoN -3 O'CLoCK. Report of officers, of committees nis-e.laneous business, etc. Papers will be read on the followiza :utjlIets by the persons named: "Personality of the South Carolins Press as cbiervad by Mrs. Virginia D Young since 189 1"-Mrs Virginia D Young, Eaterprise. Fairfax. "The Advertising Agents"-A. G Koliock, N.:ws Darlington. General discusian or the above sub jsCts. EVENING EESSION-8 3) O'CLOCK "Voting COntests, Gift Proposition 9'e. Do Taey Pay?"-C. W. Wolfe. Rcord, Kingstree. Should the Foreign Advertiser R, -eive a Lower Price than the .Loca Patror?"-W. H. Wallace, Oiserver, Newbsrry. General discussion of the above sub jects. O)ening of the question box, ane iscuseion relative to ths qasstions .akzd. Miscellaneous business. 'IHURSDAY,-9.30 A. M. "Our Countfy Cousins"-J. C. BEemphill, News and Courier. Char eston, "Getting the News"-P. H. Fike, aerald, Spartanburg. General discussion of the above sub jects. Miscellaneous business. EVENING SESsIoN-8.30 O'CLOCE. Miscellaneous business. "The Busine's Ead of I"-J. L. 3'ms, Tae Times and Democrat ):;ngeturg. ' "'Saort Paragraphs"-W. E. Gon les, The State, Columbia. Tenral discussion of the above sub c-s. Oening the qiestlon box and dis ussion relative to the questions ask d. Miscellaneous business. FRIDAY-9.39 A. M. Mis-ellineous business. "The St:ff Poe.- John T. Mie ian, Cit'z:n, Cheraw. "The Pabiisher as an Ad. Writel -or his Papr"- Ratledge McGhee, ndet, Greenwood. "The Afternoon Paper,,-Thos. R. Waring, Evening Post, Charles ion. General discussion of theabove sut jects EVENING ESSION-9.30 O'CLOCE. Final meeting- Xiscealancous bus ness, election of ifflcers, etc. Annual address by A~abrosa E. Gozles, The State, Columbia. At the conclusion of the address ie assoclation will be tendered a iarquet bi the hosts. During the meeting Col. Thos. B. 3rews of the Laurensville Herald and M4r. N. G. Oateeni of the Sumter Watchman and Southron will reac iapers on their persnal recollections nd experiences of j aurnalism of thhs Slate for tne last half century.. USED PLAIN TALK. Denounced to His Face as a Dirty sneaking Spy. The Columbia Record says the sen ational incident in the dispensary in vestigation Friday was the revolt of the committee's own cffisial stenogra pher at the ungentlemanly conduct >f Representative Lyon and his detec :lve, Mr. Klingenberg, in dragging iefore the cammis~tee a private, casual conversation that there was nothing in, made at a whist party in the pre sence of a party of guests at Dr. E irle's home. The stenographer, Capt. A. M Deal, well known throughaout the: state, and who has been prominent in ccial affairs here for several years, denounced the detective.- whom hL had introduced at Dr. Earle's hcmne, as "a dirty, sneaking, spy" for "going to a gentleman's home in the capacity of a gentleman and acting as a dete tive," and he would apologiz e for taking him into the presence of ladies and gentlemen. And in the succeed lng breath, shaking his fioger at Be presentative Lyont, who was a guest at Dr. Ea.rle's and at Mr. G. B. Remn ert's, told him that bringing out such matters in the circumstances did not equare with his ideas of what consttuted .a gentleman, if it did Mr. Lyon several times attempted to suppress Mr, Deal, but failed, and ven the committee quieted him -only after repeated efforts. Mr. Loyn defended himself by ask ing Mr. Deal if he did not know Mr Klngenberger's business when he escorted him to Dr. Earle's home. "Yes, I dir; but I took him there as a gentleman, and not as a spy," was the hot reply. Mr. Klingenberg is a Western man of apparently limited opportunities in ucu matters, and his conduct is not so great a surprise as that of Mr. Lyon, who was ored a gentleman. The tilt started on the beels of the te. t mony of e-Maycr Es e who was indignanut at the turn affairs tock, though he did not hesitate to answ Ser questions. Charged with M1urder. Dr. Frank A. Browna, one- of the s wealhbiest planters of Oac'aita parish, Loisiana, was indic;;ed on Tuiesnay - at Tallulah, LaL, on the charge of a murder. It is said he was the leader a in the lynching of. Robert T. Rogers last week, hiring a special train and bringing the mob to Tallulah for the purpose. Rogers was In jail for kill ing Dr. Brown's brother. I' Washed A Way. e Scott Town, a village 20 miles north .of Ironton, 0Orio, with a population of 200 was washed away Tuesday. Not a nouse was left on its foundation. s Mrs. Layre and daughter were drown - ed, Bridges were washed away and tlephne lines are down. FOUND IN RIVER. Tied Hand and Foot With a Rope a Man's Body UAKtN FhOL WATER. Mose Hughes, the Dead Man, is Thought to Have Been Murdered for a Crime.for Which Others Are Held, But Nothing-is Known. A special, dispatch from Union to :he State says wit i hands tied be ind him and feet roped tcgether, fIose aughes, cal~red, aged about 50 ,ears, was found late Tnursday after ioon in Tiger river in a ramote scEc Aion of the county, 16 miles fron Union and 'one mile below Hodges' Fezry. It Is strongly suspected that he has ;een murdered as a resuLt of being ,hought to ba implicated in an incen. Ilary burning of vainable property n that section about April 27Mn, at fhien time a lynching was narrowly iveried, and one of his sons Is now in jail charged with two others with leatroying the property. It seems that Mose Haghes was at Jie home of Doe Stewart, a negro, innday aiternoon and lef a his mule :,here as the river was high and he #anted to cross. He went around by ,te Seaboard Air Liane railroad bridge, ind that, so far as can be learned, was the last seen cf him alive. As he did not return home the ne ;roes-in the community soon began to ,uspect foul play and organizad search ng partes and went along the river. Later Taursday afternoon same of hem came upon his body with the iands and feet tied and rocks evi ently in the pockers and other parts )f his clothing apparently heaviest at -he troui.er legs. His head was under water and, with he'natural fear of interfering with rlhe body before vie wed by a coroner's i ary, they would not disturb it to see #he:e he had been wounded or what .ad caused his death prior to his be ng thrown Into the river. The source from which this story Is otten Is a man who heard is from the L-3 Of those Mao found tne body in .ne stream and it was understood taat AagsArate W. E.Baicaford of Carlisle .as so have becn bummoud Friday norning to h-ld an Inquest, bit In a opeCial Lo tne Progrus. hzrm tnisle t 3.10 Fiiday afternoon Mr. Rsnch ora says taan he hadnever oeei. noti led and knew none of tae particuars. Thiere are two sories in circuation 6t Carlisle, one brougnt in oy a negro ?iaay morning is no the fact than a iolured w..nian tnaughij to be Mose's wife, said snan suiaar aiternoua sne .aw two men carrying Mose Hughes o the river ana tnat he had a budet sona in his tnroat. The other story is that Friday morn .ag an unknown wnine man berore aardilng tne Southern tramn at 8.43 innounced to some bystanders Wn a .egro had been killen d sptrown In a drver. Tnis man's identity isunnown, sazd he, possibly and iurely, has no sonnectioni whatever widh nne awfar. Os account of tilere .Aing absointe y no telephone, teiegrapale or otner ~acuities for omoimmcg with the ecion where tne crime is alieged to ave been committed, istauls 3relack ag at 8 o'clocjC Tnursday nigna. Of icers went to the scone Tnursday Jornng.____ ___ At Pittsburg, Pa., Tnomas O'Con aer Jones took nia o wn lue becauise he ould not marry nis beautifuL cousin, Maiehine L Augniine who on April 17 oecame tue wife of tue Rev. Dr. &aclane Alexander, pastor - of tne i'rs PrIesayterian(Churcn of Pitts aurg, and wno is now traveluing in Europe wita nor husoand. Tzis is ne firm bee of all bis friends and aquamntances, wno openly admitted sa discusseai his suicide. Jones was evoned to Miss Liugblin, but both faminies frowned on his suit because in washis cousin. Is is understood ae did not give up hope of winning fiss L augniin until he snoodI in tne First Presbyterian Church andi saw uer become Mrs. Alexander. Then ne went nome with a waite face and collapsed. He asiced his motner to sep into another room for a few minutes and seized the onance to blow out nis own brains. On the IR ant Line. Gov. Hevward Tnnrsday morning sent a letser to .the attorney general saying: "Dear Sir-I see through the public prints that, as a result of the Supreme Onurt, evidence. was pro duced before the investigating com mittee charging former members of the board of directors of the dispen ary with malfeasan ce and corrupcion in tine discharge of tneir cfical duty. I dirsct tnis matter to your attention o tne end ta you promptly cause sucn prosecution to be institnted. as shall oe proper and necessary to yin dicate tne law.". Murdered in Hasatore, John E. Grubb, postmaster and mercniant at Aceton, Va., was mur dered Wednesaay night by nnknown persons and nis snore was burnedafter waras. The body of the mercnant shows unmistakable evidences tnat he nad been kiilea by a blow on his head oefore the building was fired. Bob ery was evidently the motive. Sev eral suspects have been arrested and bloodnounds were put on trail Tinra day af ternoon. Giubb was a union veteran, but had livtd at Aceton for many years.____ Don't Know Him. Dispensary diil ciaim that they never nearci of 'iamoerger," wno LOld A. A. Br sto s r iGreea.vile tinat ne had paid a oribe or $8,00 to get a whiskey order from tne atate board, and tnat noc suen persdn has ever sold the state any whiskey.