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VOL. XX. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27, 1906.
IHE GAMPAIGN
For United states Senator an
State Offices Opens
AT SAINT GORGD.
All the Candidates for Governer and the
Other State Offices with Few Excep
tions Attend and Address the
People. Senator Tillman
Absent.
The State campaign for 1906 was
formally opened at St. Georges on
Tuesday of last week.
The meeting was called to order at
11.20 by County Chairman E J. Den
nis and was opened with prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Steadman. Chairman Dan
nis then outlined the purposes of the
gathering. The people of Dorchester
County were gathered, he said, to see
these candidates, who had cffereo
themselves for mofie, and, seeing them
and hearing them, to pass upon their
fitnem for cffioe. He referred elcquent
ly to those who had made Soith Car
olina great in history hnd emphasized
the necessity for those to whom the
ballot had been entrusted to keep well
their trust.
The Hon.
KARTIN F. AN;EL,
of Greenvilie, cndidatLe for Governor,
was the irst speaker Introduced. Mr.
Ansel was greeted with applause. Firbt
of all he desired to thank the lais
for their presence. . It argues well for
the campaign of 1906 that they should
grace this cccasin with their prraence
He himself is nou running on his good
looks, however, for in that event he
feels sure some of the others would bz.
elecaed over him. He wasn't elected
four years ago, but he came so close
to It that he felt it his duty to again
present himself to the people for their
sufirages. He is proud that te rep
reants the Piedmont and be is proua
of the magnificent vote he received in
his old jadicial circuit, where he 1h
beat known. He has the endorsement
of ils county. It is only upon hign
grounds that he desires election. He
stands for the great principle of high
education and he stands u taalifiedly
for the great work of tue public
schools. In the youth of the country
is the hope of the country. There he
urged strongly the Importance of the
commonschools. Good readds another
plank In his platform. Tls is a
matterof greatest interest. We "don't
want suca roads that we shall have
our religion jalted out of us before we
get to cauzens." He favors seeking and
accepting aL rrom the NaMona. Gov
emrnent for th purpose. He is op
posed to the State diepensary acd Ihe
is In tavor of local county option as
between a county dispensary and pro
hibirtion. If the county ofi;:ers are
able to take charge of the county'?
zff~irs in other matters why are they
not able to sake care of the county's
liquor selling, he asked. He is oppos
ea to one county dictating to ano: her
as to what It shall have. Let the Gov
ernor appomnt the board to take charge
of the selmng of liquor and let tshe
Governor os responsible for them. Pay
them a salary. H doesn't believe In
commissians. Let them report to
each term of t?ne Circuit Court. Pen
slon the old Confederate soldier ano
let him go to his grave in pecce.
The Hon.
C. L. BTE ASE,
of Newberry, was then introduced to
the audience. He Is a candidate for
Governor. He has represented N~ew
berry County in the Legislature sev
eral times, and Is to-day the county's
State Senator. He can prove by the
records that throughout his whole
career he bas been consistent in the
positions he has taken. He favon
biennial sessions of the Legislature
laws restricting the hours of labor, anc
liberal appropriations for educaliona
purposes, but Is opposed to the highel
education of the negro. This lasi
statement evoked applause. He favon~
a marriage license system, and the
ecnomicaleforcementb of the Govern
ment. He believes the dispensary sys
tern is the best sotution of the whiskea
question and he favors the repeal o
the Brice law. Hecurring to the ne
gro question, God never intended thal
the negro should be anything else
than the servant of the white man. I
-.he had his way he would wipe out th:
negro college at Orangeburg. If y01
have corruption in the State dispen
sary, what would you have If there
were 41 county boards? He does no
favor ue Baysor-Manning bill. Oai
of his reasons for this is because on
of the amendments provides thal
whenever the board thinks the dis
pensary Is a nuslance they have th
right to 0lose It up. That is not gol
erned by the people. They say the die
pensary is corrupt. All right. Wh:
is it oorrupt? It Is because men origi
nally cpposed to the dispensary lal
have of recent years been placed Il
charge of the system. But there is n
corruptionin tha dispensary. Mr.|W.4
Cniias bold him yesterday thrat sinc
tne dispensary was voted out In cei
tain counties the jug traffic on a
railroad bad more than doled. Pr<
hibition has failed In Newberry. E
Is ready, willing and waiting to defer
any attack made on the dispenrsai
system. He, too, favors goon roa<
and good schools. Everybody doe
But the money of the people is beir
squandered nOW. T wo more judici
circuits have been provided, but st:
the) clamor for extra Courts. He hel
ed to defeat the appropriation for ti
Ipayment of the expenlssofthsee
tra Courts. if elected he will endea
or to reduce extra Courts. He f avo
a liberal appropriation for Ex-Confe
erate soldiers, and he wana to see
go to those tO wuom It belongs al
not to those who do not need it.
)[E. J. E. BEU~ SON.
of Sumter, candidate for Govern
wa the next spester. Re plung~ed
ouce into a discussi n of the lquor
question. Tbis is the leading issue
before the people, because in involvea
more In dollars and cezts, a::d carries
along with it the mor d and intellecu
a welfare ci the people. It has been
contended that the public schools !s
the proper place to which to apply
this "biond m ney," b'cause in that.
way the youth of the la d will be edu
cared against. drinking This is a fall
icy, because the liquor habit is ju.it
as apt to strike your brIghtest boy as
sour dullest fool. Th:s money is not
going to the schools. anyway. Out of
$4 expendea by the drunkard for a
jug of liquor all the prod s except two
cents, go to otrher sources and othe
people than the crunkard-s familiy
That is all the salve his wife and
children get to heal tieir hear.aohes
He gave the druntard's prayer and
the prayer of the s'-rcalled good citi
Izen, who takes this liquor money for
his children's education. i hey talk
about putting go:d men in charge (f
the dispensary. You can't get a man
who is a decent man who will take
charge of this dirty slop. This is the
truth. If you doubt iL ask any one of
these good men who are running o
this platform to go In and dibh out
the dirty stuff. Not one of them will
do it The system cannot be clcansed.
Had you cmucible as big as tbe moon
in wich to boll it, were you to hear
that cruciale with all the coal stored
in the bowels of the earth, were yC o
to give to each of these candidates,
who talk about purging it, a dipper
with which cne might empty Lake
Miciigan at a soo.p, and to each of
the others a sp-on, whic'a would reach
from p-Ae to nole, with which to si.Ir
it, and then let them stir, while the
others dipped, this process might go
_n for ceniuries. and at the end the
residum of purified matter would not
amount to a thimbleful. Mr. Brum
son referred to no other issue, but de
voted his whole time to rasping those
who favored the sale of lquor in any
manner, and urging the people to
rally to its overtzrow.
MR W. A EDWARDS,
of Salud), filed his pleag-: as a candi,
date for Governor, but, jadcing from
his speech to-day he~ has entered him
self in tne wrong class. His entire
time was devoted to an attack upon
the Southern Railway, which would
zave done credit to tae most ardent
aspirant for the cffl .e of railroad com
missioner. Mr. Edwards declared that
for six years ne aos been conducting a
fIght in the COurts agaim. the con
solidation of the Son-n C-rolina and
Georgia extension with the Southern
Railway. He finds, so he said, that
hls corporation is practiaally In con
trol uf our Government and that there
is apparently no way of escape from
its abuses. He declared that it dis
riminated against the people of tbh
State, causing their p-operty to de
crease In value, and jincidentally th
property of landowners in Georgia to
!ncrease in value. H! then brgantorea,
from a paper whic , he carried a histo
ry of his case already refur ad to, but
ais twenty minu.es were up before he
as more taan fairly sra.rtted, and it
ever became appa.ren. j ist woat ht
was driving at. He was granted an
xtension or time l wica o explat
oriny what he was af ter, but just r
as opened his mouth to speaL tuc
cand negan to play and there the mat
ser ended, for to-day at least.
Then cam-'
ME. A. C. JONES.
of Newberry, who is also an aspirant
for Gubernational honors. He is here
as the representative of the homes, of
the motners, of the sons, of the chl
aren, who stand for pure democracy
and who oppose corruption and graft
All his life ne has stood for that whicr
was purifying and uplifting, and he I
willing to abide by his rec~xd. He 1
an enthusiastic supporter of highe;
education, but it 1, to the denomina
tional colhges that the Stat:e ower
most. He believes inz an economical
and honest administration of the Gov
ernment. He favors a board of arbi
tration in South Carolina to settle ali
differences between capital and labor.
But the principal thing which has
brought him into this camfpaign is
thre liquor question. Three years agc
ie published in the newspapers an ar
tile callIng attention to the condi
tions In the dispensary. He also urg.
ed the pissage of a law wuich wouid
allow the vs~ting out of the dispensar
es in counties desiring to take such
action. Taat sugges;.on was largely
instrument al In the passage of the
Brice law. Now he is ready to go fur
her. Personally, he oposses the sa.e
of liquor in any way, but he 1s willing
to al~ow the people of each county tc
vote on the qutstion as to whether
they shall have a county dispensary.
nigh license or prohibition. Tne Statt
-apensary mu :t go. Conditions In
Newberry to-day are better than In
twenty years. If the prohibition law
s not absolutely enforced that fact is
lue to circumstances that whenever a
-nn is brought up charged with a
violation of the law some lawyer is on
and ready to appea,r for him and get
him off. He ha~s been in the thick of
every -8glm against the State dispen
arv and he sta'rds today right wherE
he always stood.
-Mr. Jones was followed by the Hon.
of Sumter. Mr. Manning has for 14
years represented his county in the
Legislature, six years in the House,
and for the last eight years in the
State Senate. He has made mistakes.
That he realizes. But in every quea
ion upon which he has had to cast
n iis vote he has spplied this test--first
$ it right? Then, is It for the best
interests of my State and county?
R-Bemembering this, he is ready to
~stand by his record. No greater work
can be done by Soutn Carolina that
G o uptuild the edutational system of
s ne State, and he is glad to believe
that edutational cor d.tion i.: South
Carolina have improved, and are im
proving. Tre representatives of the
p~ eople in the House and in the Senate
no longer fight the appropriations for
a ducational purposes, and while the
. appropriations may at times appear
. arger than the revetues of the State
a would seem to warrant, there can be
a *o doubt that these representatives
i are doing what they think will furthez
e the best interess of the State, anc
-beir attituce towards the subject it
a caus~e of greata t gra iflcaticn. Fn
POISON VIOTIM.
Richard Tilghman, a Rich Presi
dent of Philadelphia, Pa.,
TAKES FATAL DOSE
By Mistake in the Dark, and. Realiz
ing His Mistaks, Calls His Wife
and Children, But Nothing
Could Save Him. Phones
Friendb Good Bye.
A. awf ul tragedy occurred at Phila
lelphia about ten days ago.
Knowing that his life was to pay
rOfeit In a few hours for his fataI
nistake in taking poison from a bot
le in the medicine caest instead of
he harmless drug that he sought ii,
hie dark, Richard Tilghman, a so
-ety man, clubman, mamber of the
lity Troop, a descendant of one of
m-e original Maryland families and
c'esely related to the Whelans and
[ippincot-ts, maae every arrangemeznt
.aat prudenes or sentiment dictated
)efore he dkd.
He first had un1ps that his life could
)e saved and. waking up his wife in
heir apartments at the fashionable
LIncoln, No. 1220 L. east street, and
ds daughter, fiteen years old, and
ton thirteen years old and told them.
that Lad happened.
Mrs. Tilgaman, who was Gabriella
e Potstad, daughter of the beautiflil
narcioness de Potstad-Fornari, at
ne time lady-in-waiting to Isabella,
, jeen of Spain, and the childien did
erything possible to aid husband
ad father in the effrts to save his
ife, but when they found that they
id not make favorable progress, Mr.
['ilghman directed them to telephone
or a doctor.
Tne physicians fought hard to Of
;et the effects of the pois'n, bat had
o admit that they had exhausted
5heir remedies and that Mr. Tilgh
nan would have to be prepared for
,he worst.
He took their verdict philosapically
ind directed that a telephone message
3e sent to his brother in Bryn Mawr,
iummoning him to the Lincoln.
"Tell him to take an automobile,
to that he will get here in time," said
he dying man.
"Send for the priest, and when it
.s all over take my body to the house
f my brother, so that I may be
iuried from there.'"
Mr. Tilgainan expressed his regret
o his wife and children that he
hould have made such a fatal mis
;ake, -hen they were going to sal]
rom New York the next day for an
tended toar of the Continent.
Then, after he had told them of
ome arraug-ments that must b
.nade, he Lad a telepione brougn2 V
.s b.dside, and caled up many of
us friends in the city, to bid theti.
are fell
The priest came and heard the con
asion of thie dying man, and admin
stred the last rites of the Church.
Lighman then asked his wife and
aidren to draw near the bed, and
hile the physicians, one of them a
rind from boyhood, withdrew to a
orner of the room, he made his
ouching farewell to the little' group
~hat he loved above all. He toid
hem not to worry, as ii was a fate
rom which there couli be no esc',
~nd then he sank back in hisu ben
till racked with the pain which h
ad endured *lth such wonderful for
utude, and in a few minutes was
lead.
Mr. Tilghman had spent the even.
ng at a reunion and banquet of tt e
uass of '86, Univarsity of Pannsylv
ia given at the.University Club. He
ad been in the habit of taking tab
ets when troubled with slight attack
f rheumatism, and when he returne
o his apartments shortly after 2
'clock, darkened his room and re
ired, before he remembered that he
bould have taken a tablet.
"After extinguisbing the light,"
aid Mrs. Tilghman, "he desired to
ske the l.thia tablets, as he has been
uffering lately from muscular rnu
matbm. Two bottles of the same
ze and stape were side by side, orne
ontaining antiseptic bichlcride of
mercury tablets and the other citrate
of lithia, and in the dark he chose the
.rong bottle.
"HEe placrd t wo of the tablets in a
tumble of water, stirred them until
they dissolved, then he took three or
our swallows before he noticed the
error. By quickly drirk ng some
tepid water, ne produced nauzseea and
thoughut that he brought up the entire
contents of his stomaich. Very soon,
however, be was se:zid with cramps.
Then he called me and explained thle
mistake he nad made.
"Dr. W JT. Roe, of No. 1210 Locust
street, was immediately summoned,
but the antidotes administered and
the washing out of the stomach failed
to save his life, and he died a few
minutes before eight In the morning.
For six hours the physicians fought
for Ttlghman's life. After Dr. Roe
nad worked over the clubman for a
while, they decided to sand for Dr.
Robert C. LsOonte, who had been a
lifelong friend of the clubman. Then
they all went to work together.
The dying men suggested a number
of antidotes, all of which were tried
witout giviug him any relief.
The bookings for the European
tour were caucelled by Lieut. Col.
righman, a brother of the deceased,
ast evening, and arrangements were
made, in accordance with Mr. Tilgh
man's request, to take the body to
he brother's house, where the funer
al tcok place.
Mr. Tilghman was born in Phila
delphia at the residence of his pa
rents, Mr. antd Mrs. Richard A. Tilghn
man, No. 321 South Eleventh street,
forty-one years ago. He was edu
ec3.ed in Pailadelphiia, and was grad
uated from the University of Penn
sylvania in the class of '86. He wa:
Smember of the Delta Pa Fraternit3
and one of the most popular m mbenr
of the First City Troop He entere'
Mahi fatherks chemical laboratory im
mediately after his graduation from
college.
Just eighteen years last month be
married Miss Gabriella DePotstad,
daughter of the Marshioness DzPote
stad-FornAri, who was Miss Obap
Man, daughter of Mr. John Chapman.
and granddiughter of the celebrated
Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, of Palla.
delphia.
SENATOR TILLMAN'S PLANS.
He Will Fill His Previous Lecture
Engagements.
Senator Tillman will make no
change in the plkus already announc
ed by him for the present summer on
ace6unt t f having opposition for re
nomination to the seate. The fact
that W. W. Lumpkin bas annourced
nimself a candidate to succeed Sena
or Til:man as ienior senator from
South Carolina will cause no immedi
ate change.
As was announced sometime ago
Senator rillman will attend Y:die po
itic.l rally in Greenvile e u ity on
July 7th. That will be in-m 'aely
wter his return from Pr.erson
Springs, Ill., where he is tcaedu ed to
:peak on J1 4:h. It is probab.e
.hst he would cancel the Ilinoi: en
gagemin and en,.er at once Into the
South Carnilna campaign-that is
noon the adi.iurnment of congress
;ut for the fact toat he made a con
tract sometime ago with the Illinois
people to appear before them o-n .tbe
day named.
After the Greenville county meet
.og, Senator Tillman sill be actively
ith the South Carolina campaigners
for a month or until the end of the
rst week in August. After that
date he will be out of the state nearly
all the summer and fall lecturing in
iff 3rent parts of the United States.
During the month that ne is with
the campaigners he will make every
,pportunity count. Hi has wanted
an opportunity to discuss issues botw
state and national for a long time,
and was beginning to tbink that he
would not have his wish granted this
ear, when the announccment of Mr.
Lumpkin's candidacy reached Wash
Ington.
There is genuine regret on the part
of Senator Tillman that he was un
sble to attend Thursday's campaign
meeting at Charleston. There are
many things that he hoped to have
the opportunity of telling the Charles
ton voters at that meeting, and it
is a sore disappointment to him
hat his duties here are such that he
was uable to leave Wa-hington.
BLIND TIG&A WHISK&Y
Is Charged With Making a Man Be
come a Bigamist.
Adolphus Ingram, alias James
Smith, a young white man from near
Dillon, was arrested in PArtsmouth,
Va., Monday and lodged in Marion
Jal Friday, charged with bigamy and
forgery.
H- was Interviewed in .i'l Fridr&
itemnon, and did nuot d--u> einer oi
toe caarges against him, layig t2
oMame on iblir.:- tigt r 1 quor. puroniaw
n Dilon. He is a 3oung man opoar
ently 3-3 y ears of age a native of Mar -
boro c .nnty. Wh'n quiite a voung
man, marriEd in 1895, to Miss Emom
N arton, living near Little Rock. He
as lived witn her, he says perfectly
appy and contented. They have
shree children two girls and one boy
aged fro~m two to seven years.
Fo: several years Ingram has hoer
employed by the Singer Sewing Mi
nne company ann It is said th'.
while with that company he met Mu~s
Alma Steith a d ughter of T. C.
mith of H-mer. Mibs Smith was the
'elephone operat:>r at H~smer. He was
mtrcuced to tne young girl as one J.
W. Smith, and while uncer the 11f.
'c of whiskey on the 8-n of last
June he and the young 14 year old
girl drove over to Dillon from Hamer
and were married ny R jv. J. A. Wil
son. That after he sobered up cie was
crazed with remorse c-f his crime aad
nad been drmnking hard since theni.
He Is also charged with forgery,
aving passed a worthless check with
tie name of his wife's un~cle J. A.
Nrton signea to it, and ear.g for
$50 Tne prisoner says he bas ao re
c -ilection of the forgery he having
men drunk at the tim--. Trhe - i. an:
for his arrost was Issued by Mass.rad
F *re of Dillon wno fix'd h1a ball at
$2,500. Tuis it is likely he will be ur
aue to furnisn.
Told Her to Fray.
The Herald says Andrew Drum
mond, a negro man, was brought to
Soartanburg recently by Deputv Shier
2f W. J. Wnlte and lodged in the
jit charged with having killed Be:
ha Dean, a coloked woman, at R::
vilie. The Dean woman was sr-ut b.
Drummon on last Thursday night and
ied Friday morning. Drummond
clamed that the shooting was acci
dental, but the woman befure she died
made a statement to the contrary.
Sne stated that there had been some
truble between her and Drummond,
and that on Thursday night tne ne
gro cams into her room and told her
to say her prayers for be was golrg to
kill her. This she did and the man
shot her. It was generally thought in
the Reidville section that the woman
had been acci~~aniv shont.
A DaDntrous Cjunovance.
That feminine contraption the peek
a-boo waist, described as a number ol
large holes Imperfectly surrounded by
small threads, is one of tae mr-st del
ectable articles of wearing apparel
ever devised by the dressmakers. It
has probably targled more men intt
the tolsw cf matrimony than the Della
Fox curl, the Marcel wave, or any d:
tbe other weapons with which the
gentle sex is wont to arm itself whel
on conquest bert.
Fourteen 1znceb or ai.
A special from Athens, Ga, say
during the hailstorm in Clark am
oonee cornties great damage was
done. In some places the hail fell ti
a level of 14 Inches. Pine trees fo:
miles were stripped of their foliage
In Clark county the storm was abrx
a. mile wide and seven miles long. 11
Oooes It was two miles wide and 11
raUes long. OCrn, cotton and othe
rrops in tne pa.th of the storm wer
ttilly dcestroae
A SPICY TIME
At the Charleston and Colleton
Campaign Meetings.
LYON AND RAGSDA
Both Offer to Withdraw and Leave the
Field to Gen. Youmans. Ragsdale
Charges Lyon With Running Be
cause Gen. Yonmans Could
Not Attend Meetings.
Eighteen candidates told the
stories of their lives and their hopes
in Hibernian hall at Cuarleston on
Wednesday night. The crowd varied
from about 300 males at the opening
Lo half tnat many towards the close
of tne meeting.
Conspicuous in a front seat was
Vincent Chicco, kn.own as the un
crdwned blind tiger king of Charles
ton, who interrupted several of the
speakers with questions relative to
the dispsnsary. Io was a swelteripg
night, but COicco gave away fans ou
w*hich were printed the pictures of
timself and Tillman, labeled "Chicco
and Tillman, the two determined."
Tne campaigners were given a royal
Dime during the day by cfficial
Charleston, led by Cnairman Daniel
L. Sinkler, and what they wanted
they did not have to ask for-it was
all there.
Much Interest was added to the
meeting by the arrival of Senator
Ragsdale, candidate for the office of
attorney general, who was not present
at the opening of the campaIgn at St
George Tuesday, as it has been ex
pected that he would vigorousli op
pose Mr. Lyon's views on the so-calh
ed "burning Issue." Tne result of
their first encounter is stated below
Each had only five minutes in which
to present his side, which accounts
for the lack of more detail.
Mr. J. Willard Rsgsdale, of Flor
nee, made is first speech as a ca r
didate for tile office of .ttorney gten
eral. He opened by remarking that
when be determined to make the race
ne had done so under the belief that
the office belonged to no man, that
no one was entitled to claim it to the
exclusion of others who sought it.
He was accordingly surprised to note
in the Charleston Post that Mr. Lion
deserved tne offce.
As for himself he would say that
he dia not ask for the cffia except iL
so far as the people might elect to
give it to him after weigning him L
&he balances. But, said he, if it
must be said that any one deserve
-Le ctfe, I teli you to look at the dis
t aguined se.victs renoered co Sout.
.arolna by Li Ry Yoamaas, anc.
*v-rry patriian ma feel na6 if th.
,..c- oelongs LO any one of us it r,
wuugs to Youmnans. (Applause.)
B..t I Lage 15 that 16 is due to n..
one. Tne tfficie of attorney genert.
is not a poutical tne Wnether 0r
..o0 a candidate stands for tue dis
gensary shnouzd not cetermine the
question. The cffie requires certax.
uties un-elect him antornzey generatk
ae teils you he wid prosecute the~
grafters if you elect him attorney
general he reL~s you no more that.
what he is in duty b.und to do. 1
stand here as one wno cesd1 oe right
ram tne supreme court of Sau~L.
Carliina, as a youog lawyer, and
pidge myself tO prosecute any viola
or of law who comes under my pur
view.
I ask for no sentiment~ in this race.
All I nave a right t>. expect from youz
is a fair cieai, and a fair dealis to take
ino consideration the integrity of
thecandcates and their ability. In
te past you have endorsed me and I
nave tried to merit that endorsemet.~
I am a staunca1 supporter of the
dispensary, b&cause I celleve It Is the
oest solution. I ai uncomprt.m.s
ingly opposed to graf ters. Whatover
are my views as I. tue dispensary, no
a;t of mine will ever be done tnat wili
sek to protect a man who robs the
seare and appeals to me as a support
er of the aispensary under the DelleI
that I would neip him.
I stand for the 1,utfication of the
disez.sary and for pure elections. I
nave favored1 the 1in.ugationl of the
dispensary and 1 hold that it was the
commitee's duty to complete its
work and report It to the legislature
tat appointed It. It is now too
eary to jaidge Its work, and simpi.)
because my opponent has been pro
mnent in the investigation as a mom
oer of that committee is no reason
why ycu should vote for him. The
sale qualification for you to apply is
als gezneral fitness.
Cnrairman Sinkler read a letter from
Attorney General Youmans announc
ig his caudicacy, in w: lch he toic
now his duties interferred with his
participation In the campaign at pres
ent, believing that he ought to attend
o them rather than look after his
own Interest In canvassing for votes.
Mr. J. Fraser Lyon, the other can
didate for attorney general, followed.
He said he would make a serious prop
osition to his friend, Mr. Ragsdale.
w n entered Sne race against Gene
ral YoumaLns because I did so I will
make him an of .r. I do not care to
trench upon the privilege of this old
soldier wno stood with Hattpton In
those dark days of South Carolina's
roubles. I make the propositioni to
im that, if he thinks it Is improper
for us to enter this campaign ayainst
General Youmans, we now grace
fuily withdraw.
Tnere was quite a buzz of interests
at this. Mr. L., on looked around to
wards Mr. Ragsdale, who rapidly came
o the front and asked the chairmnan
If be could first ask Mr. Lyon a ques
ion and then reply. Cioaarman Sink
er said that It would be taken out o:
Mr. Lyon's five minutes if he did so,
and 1t was agreed that Mr. Lyor
should proceed with his speech.
S.eu ne, just as our fathers yearl
'ago proclaimed and obtained for uf
tax rignet of local self-goverhment,]
n#w ccme to lAt my volo.s for tha
d art right. 1 co not tit a the dii
pemary has acrdred yon that rghr.
It has been forced on you improperly.
When the people see that it is corrupt
and rotten to tue core, as I tell you it
is, they will wipe it out.
It li trrupt. However our commit
Lee may be smu~rd, we have breacned
Dne wahs and given you a glimpse or
the rottenness witnin, and in is up tL
you to drive out tne grafters. Oir
commiLtte cannot prosecute. We have
practically fnaistea our work. I have
a formal report to present, but the
rest is very little.
My candlaacy resolves itself into
one ihing: Wid you upnoid the ban
ner that I have raised ano assibt -me
in my figan aga:nst graft or will you
ieD them come out with their forces
and trample you in the dust?
The Walterboro meeting on Thurs
day was aboulutely devoid of any epec
lai features t x.cp a continuance ot
the Lyon Ragsaaie dispute about get
Ding out of ne race, but as yet noun
mg has come of it. In nis speech Mr
Lyon aid not refer to the matter of
withdrawing, but talking abouc the
corruption-of the disp;.nsary and saia
no ougnt to be elected so as ne coul.
prosecute tue rascals tha had been
run down by the investIgation.
Mr. Bgsdale spoke nexo, says that
e aid no& purnimbelf as the o.ly man
in Soubh Caroina who could properiy
fid oue ome? of attorney general. H
was not Wne only man wno could ae
vise plans to bring acout honesoy In
administration. Referring to the office
ne said it services entitled any man
Lo A LsRoy F. Youmans snould have
:.., bab a man, generally, ougnt not to
oe given <.ffie because of wnat he
has done, but because of his character
and ability. He had not entered the
race to defeat Youmans. He withhela
his pledge until ne saw that Lyon
aculd run. As to withdrawing he sala
Lyon had entered the contest agaiust
Mr. Youmans oecause he beiieved him
paybicaaiy incapable of making the
canvass and thus expected to ru
witnout opposition. He nad no desire
to oppose Coi. Youmans and wuua
.je .iwng to witnaraw witnout any
string to his witharawal and allow
Jolonel Youmans to be elected witn
uut opposition. He would do this it
Lyon wil. This was received with
appiauso by tne audience. Berore Mr.
Ly on couid reply, time was called upou
Ar. Ragsdaie ana a recessa was taken
?or Canner.
Dan of Murderers.
Near Ratti, a Switzerland village
in one Zaerion Oatriaud, Lne pjauot
uave maue nignly sensationa discov
ary. Fir a long time a remute larm
aouse was occupieaby a famlay named
joernoizer, consicsiLg of two brothere
And a sister. A few days ago, the
autnorities found cause to searcn tne
uous~e. An immenee quanity of stolen
go-ds wa fouad, Oui worae tninga
were discovered later. A wail exciter
suspision owing to it peculiar snape aLd
wneu an opznlng was made a rou4t cot
ha was foun:1 witn a emaies SkeleLou,
.aotnes st-il aaiermg to it. Ics ideAt
aty nas not yet been es.abhsned, buL
.nat some awIu criens nava oeeLu
co"Uml-ea In ULe U nOusa app.rS tv OI
..wW prac.cAily certain.
Packurs kiard kit*
Offla.a mL.aSic&. compiled ny the,
d - Iment of comr ana la-ut
anov nu w on agiua.onI against IiLe
,,ecaer hna us& aet fureign rrado.
in Januar&y, before tae revelation iL
--rae J ungie' ?iad gamned wmce pub
lAcity, tne exportasntoa of cannea b..ei
siuwed an incre.'we of -two million
puunlus over tne~ previous year. Feo
anary suoweu a faumig uff of 3,000,000
pons Mc~rca suowed 11i6y per cent~
d~cieasei WiAU a loss to packers 01
$500,000. A. r1 snows a detcrease 01
.3r Marcn or 50000 punas. May
anLUWon a samaard~ Leceabe. The ex
portationi of fresa ocef in April andi
MIay bihoweci a sliient decrea4e.
Unina Se,tles.
China Thursday signed a treaty ac
carding comple satisfactlon to France
10r tne massacre of ss French aesuit
misslonainles at Naz.cang, Klang
Province, in February last. Unina
pass $200,000 indemnity to the mis
sion and $401,000 indemnity to the
aecessed ma~sionaries' familes, builds
a meanoriatl ho~pinal and punishes the
ringlsadesrs of tne rioting. In addi
.ion pusthnmuus honors, which the
people of Nanaang demanded, will
not be granted to tire Chinese magis
trates wnose suicide was tne signal
for the outoreat. Frencn guaboats
in the vicinity of Nanchang will be
witharawn.
Fell F'rom a a inoow.
At Wasuington on Wednesday, 20:1h
instant, Clarence M. York, private
secretary to Chief Justice Fuller, of
the supreme court of the Unilted
States jumped or fell from a window
at Garitieid nospital and received In
jaries from which he shortly after
ward died. No one saw him when he
went through oe widow. Mr. York
was about 40) years of age and had
neld his position with Chief Justice
Fuller for many years. He was sent
to the hospital for treatment for a
blhght injury.
Robbed by Bandits.
A special from Dallas, Ga., says
Mtrs. Sallie Golden, postmaster at that
place, was knocked down and robbed
there Thursday. A masked man
entered the cffi:e with a knife in hand
and told her if she screamed he
would kill her. Attempting to escape
she was knocked down by two olows
on the bead, thrown Into a closet and
the robber then took the money in
the <ffie and escaped. There is no
clue to the robberr
Killed by a Fall.
At Charlestoni on Wednesday, 20th
instant Mr Samuel Webb, a linemnan
of the Con'solidated Railway compa
ny, was killed through the falling 0
a guy stub on which he was descend
ing. The bottom part of the pel'
was rotten and the lineman's spur:
were fast in the pole, making it im
possible for him to avoid falling witi
the pole.
Got Damages.
0. S. Jones has been awarded $501
damages against the Bank of F ,urn
tain Inn because the bank turnet
down his check when he had amnpli
money on deposit in the bank to pa;
L the check. The bank's defeuse wa
Stat it held up payment until tba
-par : y holding the chi ck coulA b
idnmfiaS. A n appe.1 will be taken
A N1.W PAUDISE.
PLEASURE TOUlISTS FLOCK 'O
WEStERN NOR -1 CROLINA.
Southern Bailway Peveals "The land
of the 'ky' and "y.he Sap
paire Country."
The Wasaington P..sr says the daj
nas pass.d when the tide of travel f.
pleasure or health or to escape from
tue heat of the summer months fa
aorthward. Imagination for a long
time lured tourists in that cirectior
in the belief that toward that point
of the compass, and that alone coula
comfort be found in summer or rest
attained by these wearied by prolong
ed applestion to business cares.
Experience, made possible by the
development of the South by the
S'uthern Railway, has shown that in
the p ctue que portions of North and
South Caronna, Virginia, Georgia,
Tennessee, and other States of tht
Southern country, nature has provid
ed the ideal conditions that tend to
make a summer vacation healthful,
restful and thorougbly satisfying.
Oae naturally tninks of the South
as a winter resort, but the Southen
Railway has made it possible for
bnousands of persons to know that in.
Western North Carolina the climate
Is perfect the year round, and that 1r,
midsummer tnat region is Ideal.
Whether it be the hunter, the ang
ler, or the idler, the broad plateau,
the foothills, and the mountain sid&.
and tops of the picturesque Blu;
Ridge open day after day new fielot
for sporo and new scenes of rest or
recreation. Every desirable spot of
this broad plateau, 2.000 feet above
the sea, is accessible oy the Southen
Railway, whose summer sonedale ha
oeen arranged to meet the paiticulai
requirements of sumMer traval ana
esptcially of those who are limited to
week erAd trips.
The grandeur of the sesnery along
the line of this road is sien at its-best
in "The Land of the Sky" and th
"Beautiful Sapphire oouatry," the
very names themselves giving some
aint of the remarkable beauties un
folded to the visitor.
Aaheville is the center of "'The
Land of the Sky," an'l radiating
ro.m It may be found H t Springs.
Waynesville, Haywoud White Sulphm
Springs, Hendersonville, Brevad.
Bilzmore, Lake Tokaway, and, a
short distance farther on to the soutb
-vest, "the Beautiful Sapphire Coun
It is to the enterprise of the South
ern Railway that these now famoum
sections of the South owe their popu
larity. They are easily ieached b3
palatial through express trains from
New York City, aft rtirg every com
fr t and luxury during the Southeri
j Durney. Cninemions carefully arrang
to li<ewise make them accessible from
all points in the South and West. i
:s at Salsbury, N C., that the tourist
rcm the North gains his first g:impse
,f 'he beautitui country. Frum Ltat
point until the train rraches the sum
:iit of the Blue Ridge, the route is
.ar- uakx a di-tter, of constand.
a:ianging auri exquisite scenery.
Ube Sepphire ountry .as been comn
pared, and not Inaptly, to the fa
ramned Englsh lake district, but thi:
lake region of tne South-is on a muec
grander scale. Its mountain peak
ower well into the clouds and It.
ci0ff are twice the height of those It
E..gland. Its cataracts and moun
Lain streams coma plunging dowi
their rocky beds from far greater dis
tances than the English streams. I
the region of tne "Land of the Sky'
more than eighty micuntain -peak
tower over 5 000 feet, and twenty
three of them are higher than Moun:
Washington, tne giant of the White
Mountains. No longer do the moun
tain resorts of New Hampshire, New~
York and Vermont hcld sway, for
ainee the erection of the splendid ho
tels and Innumerable hostelries of
more modest pretensions In this sec
tion, those seelring health, rest, re
creation and change have found ID
this glorious mountain and lake re
gion climate, scenery and comfort
and what more can one want
There was issued from the pres&
only yesterday an artistic brochure
by the Southern Rally way telling all
about this country. It contains time
tables, descriptive matter, the namiet
of resorts, the prices charged, ano
tells how to get there. It is a com
plete indax to a perfect vacation.
country, and after reading It no one
need be in doubt as to where to spenc
uis vacation, how much it will cost
and how to reach It.
Beat aNegro to Death.
For the fifth time within a year the
whites residing in the vicinity of the
Miller shaft at Portage, Pa., and the
negroes employed there have clashed.
;he latest ouiabreak occuring Thurs
day, when John Alexander, s
ct gro, was beaten to death in front cf
?he Pjrtage Hotel. He and three
companions had been drinking at the
b -r of the hotel, and while there are
alleged to have made remarks tha
angered Walter Price, the bartender
and four of his companions. Thre
men followed the negroes to the pave
ment and there attacked them. Ak x
ander was pursued to the telephon.
offlhe, where he fell and was finalli
kicked Into uaconsciousness. He died
ina few minutes. Joseph Smith, Waltei
Price, Harry Crof and Shorty Cole,
all whites, were arrested for causini
the negro's death. Two whites an'
tbres negroes have been killed ther
In race riots recently.
To Help UCton Growers,
Although both repulican and
demecratic state committees hay.
frowned upon it, the length of a shir:
is to be an issue In the Kansas cam
paign this year. A farm paper h
leading a movement to organize far
mers into unions. The argument ad
vanced is that If every shirs was mad,
one lnch longer the added cloth wouli
consume the entire surplus of cotton
Farmers are urged to organiza ant
stand for this demand. Ryan anc:
)Crumemer, chairmen, respectively, of
-the democratic and republican stat.
committees, declare that if thi.
remedy were reversed to equalize mat
ters in case of ani extreme shortage is
the cotton crop, it might became ver
*carassing. "I think the far-me:
s sould go slow on this proposition,
aid Onairman Ryan,
WHO THEY ARE.
Names of the Candidates for the
Different Offices.
TILLMAN OPPO7D
By W. W. Lamokin for United States
Senator. AlfSorts of Whiskey
Piatformsin the.Gubernatorial
Race. Fall List.ofCandi
dates for allPlaces.
At noon on Monday State Chairman
Wilie Jones closed the list ofi entries
for the State csmpsign, which opened
&t St. Georges on Tuesday. There
*ere six elevenwn hrur entries, one of
:,zese being Capt. W. W. Lumpkins,
i Columbia, commercial agent of he
Georgia Railroad, who entered to op
pjse Senaor B. R. Tillman for the
United Sates Senate.
Tae Coiumbia R.cord says among
ano entnes MnIay was taat of J.
Fraser Lyon, of Abbeville, chief dis
pensary investigator, wno is out for
antorney general. Five minutes after
ans pledge came tWat of e-Senator-J.
N. Bagadae, of Florence, a didpensary
,AndiaaTe for the same place. Tas
.nird candidate for tas place is the
ncumoen, Le~ay F. Yjumans, of
joumnoia, appointed by Governor
dieyward to Succewa the late U. X.
Gunner. Mr. Yominans was autorney
6eeral under Governor Hampton, and
Ld over eveity years old.
The last pledge rio come In, just five
minutes before closing Lima, was nat
at .A. Crane Jones, promoiion can
idate for governor, from Newberry.
Another anti-dispensary candidate to
aie nls pleage today was Onarie . A.
mi.n, of Timmjnsvile, a locil op
siniat canaidase for lieutenant gov
Zrnor.
Tne other gubernatorial entries are
A. F. Ansel, county -ispensary advo
oaie, of Greenvals; Senaor Cole L.
13ease of Newberry, State aIspensary
.a it stanas; Joel E. Brunion, of Sum
er, straign& pronibion; W. A. Eid
#rds, prjibiion, of Waras; B. L
tanning, of bumter, olponsary re
brrmed; j. J. MoManan, or Columbia
.1pensary refoxmeo; Lieutenant Gov
Orror Jan T. Suan, for te sae
Aispensary.
Tne dspensary candidate for lieu
oenant guvernor is Sanaror 1nomas
G. MoLebd, or Lee county, on same
..laoturm as Man-Ing. 'nE compiete
I.o of earies oullws: -
Uat~ed States S Zaator-B. B. Till
.asu. EIgeield, &n-I W. W. Lampkin,
L Caiumoia.
.ungros.,-First distdlct, George S.
egare, . (.arit~an; oecoaa cis
nlow, J. 0. p.,jeraon, o. KBanell; G.
,U. Loje, of Aie.A, a1x B-l.IZ B.
dir, or SAIada; ird aAfcf, Wyat
men uf sonym, sa'a J. E. Beggs,
.L Pacezens; f5oUrnal dis.ricai, W. C.
Irby, Jr., of Laurens, 3 T. Johnson,
4 srtanbulrg, and G. H. Ma aun, of
dreevihue; Fzibfn aistriot, D E. Fin
.y, of Yorkynlet, T. J. Sirri, of Lau
ens, and W. P. Poilock, of Cneater;
dini .dIStries, 3. E. E.?erbe, of sei
.or; Seventa aizsrica, a.. F. Lever, of
Govrnor-M. F. Ansel, C. L.
ese, 3. E. Brulnsonl, W. A. Ed
vars, 3. 1. Mainnlfg, J. 3. Mc~.a
an, Jona T. Soan, A. C. Jones.
Lieutenant Governor-1'nefaas G.
keLLeod and Onarles A. Smith.
Secretary of State-R. Mi. McGown,
f Fiorenoe; J. B. Morrison, of Berre
sy, L. Mf. Baginft of Columnbia, and
M. F. Tribble, of Anderson.
Attorney General-J. Fraser Lyon,
John W. Bagsdale and L. F. You
ans.
Comptraller General-A. W. Jones,
f Aboeville; G. L. Walker of Green
tille.
State Treasurer-R. H. Jenninjgs,
f Fairfield.
Adjutant Genera.-3. C. Boyd, of
Greenvile; L. W. Haiskell, of Colum
Esiroad Commissioner - James
Cansler, of Tirzsh; John C. Sellers, of
Sellers; J. If. Sullivan of Anderson;
J. A. Suimmerset, of Columbia, and
John H. Wuarton, of Laurens.
State Superintendenit of Educition
-. B. Martin, of Greenville.
EAC3 FOE ATTOENEY GEERAL.
Tue race for attorney general will
e next in interest to tnanr for gover
ior. -Mr. Lyon left yesterday afternoon
lacing his check and pledge in the
iands of a friend, w1no jied It with
.hairman Jones Monday less than
aalf an hour before the list was clos
d. Five minutes later a friend sled
&Er. Ragsdale's pledge with his check.
L a letter to his friend Mr. Eagedale
aid that he would not oppose Mr.
ouimans, but if any other man en
aered the race to file his pledge. He
ked his friend to wait to the last
md be particular not to enter himun
ess other oppositionl devaloped to Mr.
Yomans.
C. A. smITE WON'T EUN~.
One of the pledges filed at the last
ninute was that of C0. A. Smith, of
imonsTile, for lieutenant gover
for. Mr. Smith's pledgre was nlied for
im by a friend, who stated this
fernoon that after reaching the city
oday at noen &ir. Smith nad decided
- at he coutd not enter the race. He
ad been solicited to go in tue cam
algnas an ,.nti-dispensary candidate.
it thought it would be uawise for
dm to make til ran' on thiat line.
Wnaies Nwe?
The State says an interesting corn
nent upon what is "news" Is given In
e reports of the dean of the race
iorse Sysonby. Tne New York pa
,e gave the "story" front-page Po
iion and more than a colu nn in each
vas devoted to the subject It must
Lave beenl a man of nationala reputa
Ion that could have commanded the
:ame position and equal space. All of
tich goes teshow that' these days
here is such a t.hilg as "f ime" amnUg
easts as well as an~ :oz mae, ad somne
et are more famous thaln most men
eanever hopt to be.

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