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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C.WEDNESDAY,MAY 27,
SOUTH ATTACKED Republicans Trying to Revive the Reconstruction Bitterness. GETTING DESPERATE Republicans Afraid to Let the People Know How Much Money They are Given by the Trusts for Corrupt Legislation and Becomes Vicious Towards the South. A campaign contribution publicity bill, embodying an amendment by Mr. Crumpacker of Indiana, provid ing for a reduction in the representa tion in the house of the representa tives in those States having disfranch isement was passed by the house by a vote of 150 to 125 following a live-; ly debate. The measure was brought up under suspension of the rules and but 40 minutes were allowed in which to discuss it. The Southern members in particu lar were bitter in their denunciation of the apportionment provision of the1 bill. Mr. Williams. the minority leader, was especially vigorous in his l attack. characterizing the bill as be- I ing an attempt to revive the condi tions of Reconstruction days. On account of the Crumpacker amend ment the Democrats voted against the bill in its entirety. In brief, the provision regarding publicity of campaign contributions is applicable to the national commit tees of all present parties and the national congressional committees of all political parties and all commit tees, associations or organizations which shall in two or more States in- E fluence the result or attempt to in- a fluence the result of an election at I which representatives in congress are a to be electad. The Crumpacker amendment pro- t vides for the re-enactment of certain t sections of the old federal election law, except that the idea of the torce s bill authorizing the use of troops at s the polls is eliminated. It also pro- J vides that tne director of the census s shall submit to congress a report on d population showing the number of c male citizens, white and black, in t eaca State and the number disfrancb ised for the purpose of enabling con- a gress to ascertain the apportionment t in representation to which ---- Sta- d tes may be 'entitled. ,r. crumpacker explained his i: amendments by saying they were de- a signed against fraud and intimida- t tion in elections. He undertook to say, he declared that no member of t the house would object to a law t whose only purpose was to secure t honest electionls. In the opinion of Mr. Rucker 4. Mo--. if anything were wanting to demon strate that the leaders and manag ers of the Republican party in the I house were guilty of deceit and false pretense the bill supplied that want. Expressing the belief that Mr. Crumpacker, in including his amend ments to the publicity bill, did not represent the sentiment of the lead ers on the part of the majority mi at tempting to revive the principles of ? the force bill, Mr. Lassiter' protested ~ against the measure. Mr. Gillespie warned the house that by passing the bill the condition of the negro would be made worse than at present. Fllowing brief remarks byI Nessrs. Bennett and Bonynge in sup port of the bill, Mr. Williams mad - a vigorous speech against it. The' great old party." he began. 'has re oved itself into a vaudeville stock ompan." He charged the Repub licans w-ith not daring to face any great public question in a fair and t~raightforward way. by combining several proposition in one .il .What are you trying to do." he in ured "Does the gentleman from ofthe clock ofheimenback half a cen tury Does ne think he can produce terys of the carpet-bagger and te dyson~i1t in the South once osrect Doe hemthink the business rest ofthe North will stand for aerre off the saturnalia?"1 a eureuction in representation aTend enhe declared, had been dded to defeat the preducitg bthe "You ha've no ide Calforni Massa representation ofClfri.Msa chusettseor 1Connecticut.ut.h aeiligto take the issue.-fi was dired to ignore amendmet and the Re u~Cns were~willin toi erfre along racial lines, the erP suffr tat State were ready for pehe ganlt "Throw it down when teve aontlease'" he exclaimed. "As to the reduction of ou represnaio n cngressh sid "i God' nae talc it and welcome to it bu; b honest when you do irthat ifth M.Williamrs declare hti h Mr.iit fetr f the bill should be pulcoty laturet wildamn your Republi come lart ad be worse for you than the frce al whic defeated Harri the.for was all false pretenses, he son. red ad h sid to the Republi d clas"ed childre you are playing ihre in a powder mgaie. sHe the y aer fos enough to beliEee ta he South would ever agai sub mit to the policesw to whiah andhe19 mitted when she wa ekadhl" Children fnder Treatment. The nine children bitten in Greenl .le b- a mad dog were taken tO Atlanta for treatmfent, but only fe wre found to need treatment. Mr -ac'e. who went with the children. ss The physicians in charge of the intitute told him the dog had aboul e wt case of hydrophobiaimagmn bl an examination showing its brait cell to be full of hyddrophobia germs DRINK MORE WATER. MOST PIEOPLE DRINE ENTIRELY TOO ITTLE. It Should Be Taken Chiefly Between Meals and Not WhiIe Eating-Give the Water Cure a Trial. One of the most universal dietetic tailings is to neglect to take enough water into the system. When one stops to think of the many functions which water has to perform in the body, the need of a large supply is realized. The uses of water in the body may be summarized as follows: It furnishes the blood with a fluid nedium so that nourishment may be taken to all parts of the body and the waste removed, and this causes -apid changes ia the tissues. ?. It enters into the composition ) all tissues of the body. 3. It forms the chief ingredient of 1l the fluids of the body and main tains their proper degree of dilution. 4. It serves to distribute the heat t the bedy. 5. It regulates the temperature of he body by the process of absorption .nd evaporation. It is estimated that water com oses about 70 per cent of the entire ody weight, and it is an almost iniversal solvent. Its importance, berefore to the system cannot be overrated. The amount of water required by heal:hy Individual in twenty-four onrs is on an average between sixty ce and seventy ounces, besides ,bout twenty ounces taken in as an igredient of solid food, thus mak ag a to a- of eighty-five to a'.nety unces. A great many people leading sed tary lives take too little water, and iso err in taking it for the most art when eating. A certain amount water should form a part of every < teal, and particularly is it necessary those who have very active diges ~r lens.t It assists the escape from the I omach of those substances made amble by the action of the gastric nice and the churning effect of the I tomach, and will oftentimes make i igestion comfortable when it other- I ise would be attended with dis res. While some liquid should be taken t ith the meals, the foods should not e washed down, for this interfere; ith digestion (especially starch igestion), and may also cause the 1 dividual to swallow morsels of food C Itogether too large and resisting for he stomach to manage comfortably. The proper time for taking the 1 ulk of fluid is between meals, par- I icularly early in the morning before 1 reakfast, and at night before retir- < JOHNSON'S PLATFORdi. Iease Wall Street and the Thieving Trusts. The Springfield Republica' says e platform adopted by the Minne ota Democrats in pliting Gov. John n before the country as a Presiden al candidate, is manifestly keyed > suit the Eastern and Southern con ervative wing of the pairty, while ontaining compliments and conces ions calculated to concilate the fol wing of Mr. Bryan. No one who ras ignorant of Go-v. Johnson's re ord in Minnesota would know from his platform how much of a radical ie had been in his present office, for :he platform contains no hint of ome of the policies which, as Gov rnor, he'has advocated. This appeal to the conservative ring of the national Democracy is. iowever, the kind of politics which ~ov. Johnson's Presidential candidacy iow forces upon him. He must win ;he nomination, if that be possible. tt by competing with Mr. Bryan in is own line, but by setting himself ip as a contrast. Gov. Johnson's 'residential candidacy had its origin n the growing desperation of those Democrats who could not endure the hought of another Bryan candidacy r the thought of Bryan in the White Rouse, and its chief dynamic force is rierived from the bitterness felt for Bryan by the elements represented ost conspicuoly by the New York World., The .Johnson platform will not displease those elements. They are making a stubborn contest in the hope of taking advantage of the two thirds rule, and it is upon that alone that. practically speaking. Go-v. John on' hopes now rest. MURDE~RER ARRESTED). Who Had Killed No Less Thant Six Persons. The South Bend police authorities were informed Friday of the arrest -of James Dremnmingstall, accused of the murder of six persons, near Do wagia. Mich. Dremmingstall has already confess ed to the murder of two persons. ac cording to the police and they fur ther say that they will have no diffi culty fastening the other murders upon him. The arrest was brought aot by Dremmrinlgstall's wife. who voluntarily told the police that she feared that she was to be murdered. She said her husband had deter mined to kill her because he fearedi she would tell of his many crimes. Trap Fostal Clerk. IA fter nineteen years in the service Frederick J. Holdermani. of Statlor L. at Lexington avenue and On Hundred and Twenty-fifth street. N Y., was arrested Friday. Inspector: Iut two test letters containig mone: in the mail and Holderman, it is al eged had them when searched. DIES OF RABIES. Heard Doctors Say "You Die in Seventy-Two Hours." SWIFTLY FULFILLED. One Other Man and a Girl in Danger Ip From the Satme Dog, and Are Now Being Treated in the Pasteur In- a stitute. Took in Stray Cur. r The prediction of death passed up- b on William H. Marsh last Monday by the physicians of the Pasteur Insti- n tute at New York was fulfilled two a: days after when he died of hydro phobia. Unconscious from the ad- h ministration of opium. the wealthy l t* Brooklyn manufacturer escaped the f2 last tortures of rabies ti Warned by Dr. W. L. Wheeler fa two days ago that he did not have ti mor than three or four days to live, Mr. Marsh, who to all appearances M then was in the best of health, turn- P: ed to leave the Pasteur Institute and vc drive back to his home at No. 74 d< Ocean aenue. Flatbush. w "Before I go, doctor. tell me just I he how long you give me to live. I lit have things to arrange before I die," said Mr. Marsh without the slightest te sign of excitement. ra "You must get all important busi- tic ess cleared up within thirty-six he iurs," answered the doctor. "You ha may live twice that long, but youl iff ill be suffering thee. You will not sa )e in a mental condition to attend th o business." an "Thank you, doctor." replied Mr. ou arsh. Then he turned to his son to nd said: mi "We will go home now, boy." th When Mr. Marsh entered his home. se pposite Prospect Park. he called his on ife, three sons and two daughters m M d told them of the sentence of th Leath that had been passed upon him. sel Chen he gave his attention to 1si- th ess details and prepared to die. with he one request that his end be made an eaceful by the use of d bu Ramsey Marsh. the twi : -one-year de old son, and Miss ENt:i Thompson' thi ookkeeper for Mr. Marsh. are tak- da ng the Pasteur twatment in an ef- bo ort to ward off an :cttmck of rabies. to he young man does not recall heing thi itten, but Miss Thompson was at acked by the dog the day after Mr. la [arsh contracted the disease, and th< ustained a bad bite on her chin. 1~. Four years ago, when he opened Lp his factory, he found a little dog 24 n the street. "I need a watchdog. and this little a ellow is t' be our mascot," he told MI s emplcy'es. This was the name- fe ess dog-each employe had a dif- of erent naune for the animal-that th aused the death of Mr. Marsh. be As near as the employes can recall, he dog entered the office about six a 'eeks ago. with a cut on its side. It a vhined around the -feet of ..r. Marsh. do vho was busy with his daily mail. r'e< "Something wrong with you, old if ellow?" asked Mr. Marsh. and he do eaned over and patted him. On dis- wt overing the wound he dropped his al 'ork washed the cut and tied it up In 'ith care. tai "There you are, old fellow; now un away," he said. The brute licktl( d his masters hand. and Mr. Marsh he ~ommented on the action, saying le, hat if ever a dog was trying to thank be ny one it was this one. No one is sure, not even Mr. 01 Iarsh, but it is sup~posed he had a b ore from a hangnail on one of his flr nge! By this means the dreaded ai 'irus entered his system. making the hi third known case of its kind in the history of rabies. Last Saturday morning Mr. Marsh T1 ad occasion to go to the basement f the factory to test one of the met- hi rs. He turned on a water faucet 10 and the rushing of the water seemed 1 o ,have a strange effect on him. He! commented on it at the time, but arried out his work. An hour later c he told Mr. Banger'ter that he felt sore and wvanted to stretch all the "I am not sure. but I would not t e a bit surptrised if I am sufferinga rom"---Mr. Marsh did not con- S tinue the sentence. but the sudden a wwitching of his throat seemed to h ork him into a nerous condition. " think I will go to see a doctor.,I he said. and. taking his hat, started o 1 the office of Dr. H-enry M1. Cullin an. No. Z Linden avenue, a few blocks rom the factory. Iustead of going oto he office. Mrt. Marsh made a num br of calls on friends on his wa" home. stopping at a road house less than a block fronm his home. ' Saturday evening he spent at home. a numberi of his friends, including Mr. Bangeter,. calling to discuss business mtatters. l.ie still comp~laim ed of pains and the nervous twitch ing about his throat. d Sunday morning he realized that he was seriously ill anu Dr. Cullin an was called. Mri. Marsh still failed t confide his suspicionls to his family v~ or to the physician, and it was not until Monday morning that Dr'. Cul lian had a chance to nmake a com plte nvetigation. i nent it was that I h e told his patienit he thoungne he w'as s ffering from rab~ies'. Calling a carriage, they made a hurried tr'ip to the Pasteut' Institute n weny-third street. It required hut a few second~s for Dr. WXheeler to make the test, and then came the fatl sentence that the ..seur cure! would he of no help to .xr. Marsh. le was told that he had waited too log. Dr. \\ heeler' informed ..a pa tient that an effott was being made n.,w by t he Paris branch of the in sittution to find a cure for a man in hii adanced stages. -"No hopes of that man returningi in time to hellp me?" he asked. "None." the doctor replied. ?nen came the drive to the pretty home in Brooklyn. where his wife and children were anxiously await ng him. A-e telling his family that the NEGRO HANGED. JE PAYS DEATH PENALTY FOP WIFE MURDER. *ery Few People Allowed to Witness the Execution, Which Took Place in Jail Yard. Jim Malloy, colored, was hung al Bennettsville on Friday for the bru al murder of his wife over one year go. The trap was sprung at 11.39 ad at 12.08 Drs. Carmichael and inney pronounced him dead as a asult of strangulation. His body as cut down and taken away and uried in the potters' field, his fami refusing to take charge of the re ains. The execution was orderly, ad only a few witnessed it. The gallows on which ;?ailoy was anged was about 12 feet high. A ap door had been fixed allowing a 1i of about 7 feet. The cutting of .e rope allowed the trap door to l, and the body dropped through is. Before the executionthe Revs. John oultrie, R. F. Harrington, F. W. rince and B. C. Jackson held de tional exercises in the cell of the )omed man. Malloy said that he as ready to meet his God, and that was going to his death with ma ;e towards none. At 11.27 Sheriff J. B. Green en red the cell and read the death war nt to Jim. Accompanied by Depu ,s Hinson Odom and A. C. Green, then marched to the scaffold. His nds and legs were tied. The sher asked him if he had anything to y before he was hung. He said at he had made his peace with God. d that he was going to death with ,t fear. He said that he deserved die and asked the sheriff not to end it. He asked Gods blessings on e sheriff, the deputies and all pre at. He asked Mr. E. W. Evans, whose place he committed the urder, to tell his mother-in-law at he had nothing against her, and it his love to them all and asked at they meet him in Heaven. The black cap was then adjusted, d at 11.39 the trap was sprung, t the fall failed to break the mur rer's neck, and it was 12.08 when doctor's announced that he was ad as a result of strangulation. His dy was cut down and taken away the potter's field and buried by s county. The sheriff, in accordance with the t', allowed only a very few to see execution. More than 1,000 ap ed for admission cards. The murder was committed on the th of April, 1907. in the after on. and that night the sheriff had plication for cards to the hanging. lloy was about 30 years old, six t in height, and appeared to be the average intelligence. Before a execution he had allowed his ard to grow out and his face was ered by it. He met death bravely, owing that he had been saved. * :tors had but little hope of his overy, he asked his son. Ramsey, he had come in contact with the g. and gave instructions to send )rd to the factory at once to warn employeS to hurry to the Pasteur stitute if they had come in con t with the animal.. Mr. Marsh had many business de L that he wanted to arrange and was anxious about a patent noise s gun that Mr. Bangere haad en working on for some~ "Father tried to cheer' e of the sons yesterday. " I nes that he might liv. > -e 'st stages of the disease L .assed d when he realized this, ne knew could not live." t was not until Monday that Mr. arsh had to give up and go to lbed. 1 convulsions had set in. and it as only with the greatest effort that could keep his mind on the varn s ssubjects he wanted to clear up. .isday saw a slight change for the >rst, and then came the refusal of I food. The family called in a rps of doctors who labored over the tient but medical skill could do Tuesday morning, telegrams, lephone messages and letters began riving at the Marsh home by the ore. People drove up in carriages d automobiles, all declaring they d a sure cure if but given a chance. Cranks, attracted by the first pub shed accounts of the story, declared ey could cure by prayer, by digging p the dog and other methods. Physi as seeking advertisements wired the family offering their cures, ad from San Franeirco came one essage that read: "God and His irculous powers will cure you. So frequent became the telephone ills and the messages that the fami' had the telephone and front doox el disconnected. About noon Tuesday the suffering M r. Marsh became so great thai rugs were given to him. which hac l result of lessening his pain. Ar ift was made to give him liquic yd, but the doctors decided tha -as uselss. Shortly before 5 o'clock Dr. CulI nan discovered that the patient wa inking fast and that the pulse wa rowing weaker with every beat. H. Lfied Mr.s Marsh and the childre; tha the end was but a matter of mc ient. At 5 o'clock the end came. FI E PERSONS JKILLED). choolhouse is Wrecked, but Teaclh ers and Pupils Escape Tniury. Mrs. Fred Grott was killed an evvral others injiured in a tornad chcch struck Lincoln. Kan.. a sma: town northwest of Saliana, Kan.. Fr The tornado also killed three pel sons and did much damage near Cla Southern Iowa was swept by terrific windstorm. The Grant schot in lbia was wrecked just fiftee mintes before assembly time. Pul i. s eand aher<: e=caped injiury. HAD CLOSE CALL. MR. W. S. BROWN WAS DISCOVER ED JUST IN TI1E. To Save Him From Being Asphyxiat ed at Wright's Hotel in Columbia on Friday Morning. The Columbia State says: Mr. W. S. Brown of Lancaster was found in room 264, Wright's hotel, Friday morning about 7 o'clock in an un uonscious condition, due to the in halation of gas. It is possible that he would have been asphyxiated with in half an hour if the odor of the escaping gas had not been discover ed. Many seemed to think teat Mr. Brown had deliberately turned the gas on in an attempt to end his life, but Mr. Robert C. Wright gives it as his opinion that Mr. Brown turned the gas on and forgot to light it and that his near call for death was ac cidental. Mr. Brown left the hotel about 10 o'clock, before he could be seen by a reporter for The State. Mr. Brown registered at Wright's about 1 o'clock Thursday morning. He asked what time the train for Charlotte left. On being informed the time of departure of the 6 o'clock train for Charlotte he told the clerk, Mr. Cronenburg, that he did not care to get up that early and left a call for 7 o'clock. He paid his night's lodging in advance and was assigned to room No. 264. When the porter went up to call Mr. Brown he received no response from his knock on the door. The transom was slightly open and the fumes of escaping gas were detected. The matter was reported at the office of the hotel immediately and a hurri ed investigation was made. No re sponse came 'o repeated knocks on the door ana it was finally forced open. Mr. Brown was found lying across the bed in an unconscious con dition and the gas jet was turned full on. Dr. McIntosh was summoned and after working with Mr. Brown - for quite a while restored him to con sciousness. It is said at the hotel that Mr. Brown had little to say re arding the affair and at 10 o'clock walked out of the hotel. If Mr. Brown turned the gas on in a deliberate attempt to commit sui cide no reason for his act is known in Columbia. It is said that' he is an z insurance agent, but nothing could be learned about his affairs. * STABBED SLEEPING SON. :Pather Kills Boy After They Had En tered Into a Death Pact. C Bad investments, sweeping away millions of dollars, caused Henry Rudolph Amann, of Chicago, Ill., to enter into a death pact with his 12 year-old son. The lad is now dead. stabbed in the heart whue sleeping n his father's arms. The father was taken to the hospital, where it is believed his self-inflicted wounds will prove fatal. It was learned after the urder and attempted suicide that mann would in a few days have re eived a liberal portion of an estate n Germany. The crazed man, once a million aire, told a pitiful tale to the surgeon t Fort Sheridan. it appears he in tended suicide until the lad noted that his father was losing 'his mind nd would not leave him. The boy pleaded that he be not left alone in the world and the father then tried o persuade him to take laudanum that he might be killed. The lad: gave assurance that he needed no drug and that when the time came for carrying out the pact the father stated his son wefi't to sleep in his arms. Then the father said ne wait ed till he knew the boy was asleep. -pened the son's shirt, and drove the knife into the calmly beating heart to the hilt. A thrust at his own heart failed to kill Amann and after lying unconscious for several hours he crawled to Fort Sheridan, where soldiers were sent to the house and found the dead youngster, a sinile on his upturned face. Amann was 43 years of age and stated that though he knew money was due him from several accounts and that be was sure to get it, he could no wait.* SENT BACK HOME. The Times Says Florence Police Aid in Rescue Work. The Florence Times says a very sad case was brought to the attention of the town authorities there Sunday morning when two young girls. Mag gie Smith and Lillie Campbell. ages about 16 and 18 years appealed to the police to help them get back to their home in Columbia. Lillie Campbell told the story to Officer Cain of how she and her friend had been pursuaded to come to Florence by a woman who lived there. Saying that everything had been misrepresented to them. They were told that this was a fine place to live and that they could easily obtain employment and would get along well. Lillie accepted her story and came down here with this woman Friday. When they arrived at this woman s house they at once realized that the:: could not be satisfied at such a piae. -They became dissatisfied and war~tedl to leave and were ill treated b.; this woman who tried to force them to Istay. They said that they were de Stermined to leave that place and go Iback to their people in Columbia if -possible. They went to tbe residence or a citizen about 10 o'clock Saturday ~'night and were allowed to spend the night. The next morning their case awa reported to the police and the dresult of the whole thing was that nthe woman who had pursuaded them -to come down here was made to pay her way back to Columbia. SOLID FOR BRYAN Delegates instructed For Him By the State Convention. WITHOUT ANY DEBATE The Iron Clad Resolutions Instruct ing for the Great Commoner Were Passed Without Any Discussion or Division.-The Bryan Sentiment Was Nearly Unanimous. The State Democratic Convention put itself squarely on record for Wil liam Jennings Bryan on Wednesday as the Democratic candidate for Pres ident. The convention, which met at noon in Cc,.umbia on Wednesday, to select eighteen delegates to the Dem >cratic National Convention, four at large and two each from the seven congressional districts, voted in fav >r of instructing its entire delegation to vote for Bryan at Denver, "first, ast and all the time." A resolution :o this effect was adopted without livision. Ex-Speaker of the House M. L. mith was made permanent chairman tnd made a patriotic address to the onvention, after which other per nanent officers were chosen. The present secretaries were reelected. senator Clifton was made treasurer nd J. S. Wilson sergeant at arms.. Permannet vice presidents were hosen as follows, each going in with ut opposition: Fifth district, C, M. Viggins; second district, D. S. Hen erson; third district, R. A. Thomp on, fourth district, Howard B. Car isle; fifth district, J. Harry Foster; ixth district, Dr. Olin Sawyer, seven h district, R. I. Manning. Immediately after organizing a esolution was introduced referring .11 the resolutions to the resolutions ommittee, but while this was imme liately amended so as to except the esolutions referring to instructing r not instructing the delegation to )enver, the Bryan people ins'sting hat it was much more mauly and ourageous to vL :n this question .irectly and unbiased by any com mittee report. The first resolution calling for ryan came from Editor W. E. Gun ales, of The State. Several :tihc'rs ffered resolutions along the same ne. Mr. Herndon introduced a res lution carrying out Senator Till an's idea of instructing the delega ion to adopt thu unit rule. This vas voted down, and an effort was hen made to carry the whole matter ver to the evening session, but this ailed. Finally a substitute was offered by . P. Pollock that the delegation be nstructed to vote for Bryan first, ast and all the time, the resolutions :omittee to suitably draft such a esolution during the afternoon for Ldoptionl in the evening session. This as adopted amid cheers from all ,ortions of the hall. The convention hen took a recess for dinner and re issembled at 8 o'clock. After the convention reassembled a the evening the comimttee on prat rm and resolutions reported the 'olwing, which was -unanimously Ldopted: "We heartily endorse, as the can-, idate of the Democratic party for )resident of the United States, Wil iam Jennings Bryan and hereby in trut and direct that the vote of south Carolina in the national con renton at Denver be cast as a unit or his nomination until the same s secued." By the ternms of this resolution the south Carolina delegates are bound o support Bryan on the first ballot s well as on every subsequent bal ot nuless his name should be with Irawn. The meaning of the resolution s that he, Bryan will get 18 votes from South Carolina "first, last and all the time," as declared in the Pol lck resolution adopted in the morn The convention then proceeded to elect delegates to carry out the above instructions. Senators Tillman and Gary were elcted by acclamation as wo delegates at large and Gen. Wilie Jones and Col. H. H. Walkins were elected as the other two by the con vntion. W. F. Stevenson. T. B. Crews, 3. P. Grace and R. F. Smith were elected alternates. The nominations for district dele gates were then announced as fol First district-T. R. Waring and D. F. J. Carroll; alternates, J. E. McCoy and WV. E. Kirby. Second district--L. J. Williams and . E. Harley; alternate. N. Chr'is' tenso,. Jr. Thi'd district-Kenneth Baker and v. J. Stribling; alternates, H. C. Tillman and C. D. Mann. Fourth district-B. F. Townsend and W. C. Black; alternates. Clarene Cunningham and S. J. Nichols. Fifth district--John G. Richards. Ji., and J. M. Cherry; alternates, W W. Dixson and N. W. Hardmn. Sixth district-J. H. Manning and D. H. Tr'axler; alternats. W. H. An drews and D. A. Spiv'ey Seventh district--T. F. Brantle) and . H. Clifton; alternate, J. 5 Wannamaker'. These nominations were confirmec by the Convention. Dr. Sawyer nominated Senator Till man as memb~er of the national exec utive committee and he was electe< )y acclamation. ~Resolutions of regret at Senato llnan's sickness and absence wa i'e Jail and Glets Long Sentence. William Gariy. arrested for byish prank and lockedl in the .ia t Derby, Conn.. set fire to th bilding causing flames which ovei came officers and enabled hinm t make his escape. He was recaptul e after a long run and is now sern ng eht months in jil. SENATOR TILLMAN SAILED FOR EUROPE FROM BOS TON ON SATURDAY. Says We Have the Republicans Beat en and that Bryan Will Be Elect ed in November. A special dispatch from Boston to the Charleston Post says Senator Till man, in an interview just before he stepped aboard the Canopic with Mrs. Tillman for a European trip, Satur day morning said, referring to the presidential election, "We have them licked. The other fellows are in a broken and disgruntled state." Regarding the outlook for the com ing Presidential election the Senator said: "I am going to Europe for two reasons. One is to escape the Pres idential campaign. and the other is to have a rest and a good time. I am tired and am going away to get I back my health. I am going to Spain to see if they can cook garlic the way I like it. No poking around I for curiosities or beautiful paintings C for mine." Mr. Tiliman also in the course of the interview likened President Roos- t evelt to Caesar. "While the President may be the wisest man in the United n States today, I am not willing to ac knowledge it," he declared. "I i think there is no fear of Mr. Roose- e velt's being the next President. Wil- n liam Jennings Bryan is the man who t will next occupy the White House." Accompanying the Senator is his c physician, Dr. J. W. Babcock, of Co- e lumbia. ,* fli FOUGHT MANIAC HIGH IN AR. p s Policeman Won on Three-Foot Plat- z form, 83 Feet Above Ground. 0 Battling for life on a three-foot a platform, 85 feet above ground, and i aintained only by a slender,' sway ing flagpole with one hand, Patrol- w an James H. Omohundro subdued ti and captured George Gall, a lunatic o who escaped from the observation c' ward in the St. Louis, Mo., hospital a and climbed to the top of the dome. cl When the man began his ascent he t' carried an iron rod and with this ti overpowered the guards. -When Po- it iceman Omohundro appeared the o same iron rod was much in evidence ei but the officer used his club. Breath- h less crowds watched the struggle between man and maniac. When both tl were nearly exhausted the officer's a helmet fell from the platform. Gall d ooked over the platform to see the fi descent. In an instant the officer a dealt him a blow that ended the fight. tc Gall was lowered to the ground with a rpes. Omoundro was badly bruised a and cut up. * e: FIENDISH CRIME FRUSTRATED. T - s Six Year Old Child Was Intended a ictim-l c The Columbia State says an at- a empted criminal assault upon the -year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. a andifer, who live at 1420 Lady b street, resulted in an exciting chase p by the police after Antley Robinson, a negro boy, his subsequent capture c and removal to the State penitenti- t ry. The details of the affair show e a remarkable tendency toward crimi- b nal life by the boy, who is only 12 s years of age. Robinson, whose t mother worked in the house, attacked '1 the little girl, whose mother was at- <1 tracted by the screams. The boy ran j as soon as he heard the mother com ing and although caught, wrenched away from her grasp and started out of the yard. He was struck by I a brick hurled by the mother of the child and a long gash cut in his head. The boy has made a confession of his guilt. * I FEARFUL FLOODS. Oklahoma and Texas Swept by Most Terrific Storms. Oklahoma and Texas have been visited in the last few days with most terrific rain storms. A dispatch from Muskogee says there is not a rail road in operation as a result of the heavy rains and cloud bursts that1 have occured in that State. Many railroad bridges have been destr'oy ed and the crops badly damaged. Texas has suffered nearly as bad as Oklahoma. Some parts of the State have been devastated by the rain storms. DRINKS CHLOROFORM. Hopkins School Board Member Thinks It Is Beer. At the Hopkins high school conm mencemnt barbedc in Richland county Friday afternoon. Ross Scott McKenzie. a member of the school board and otherwise prominent. pour ed chloroform from a beer bottle he found in Dr. WV. WV. Ray's buggy, mn to a bottle, mistaking and drinking it for whiskey. McKensie was ta'ken violently ill and fell in a state of coma. He was considered ..out of danger Saturday morning. ATTEMPT'S SUICIDE A Young W~omanl Inhales Gas in Po lice Station Cell.. .. ... jennie Bllunt, a young woman who was sentenced to f'our years in the penitentiary by Judge Dike in Brook ln. for shooting Charles M. Sanford a lawyer, came very near' cheating ethe law. She was found uncom:sious in her cell in the Raymond street jail afrom inhaling illuminating gas. Her ire was saved by the prompt action -of a physician. Miss Blunt shot San fo-rd hbecause he wronged, her. TERRIBLE WRECK Caused jbyfan Express Train. Crashing Into Another. SIXTY ARE KILLED Defective Switch Throws Fast Mail Against Local Train Carrying Pil grims to the Shrine at Turnbout, all of Whom Were Killed or Seri ously Injured. One of the most disastrous rail 'oad accidents in recent times oc :ured at Contich, a station six miles outheast of Antwerp, Belgium, on he main ine at 8 o'clock Friday horning. The exact number of vic ims had not been determined up to ate in the night owing to the difn ulty of removing the bodies from he debries, but the latest estimate laces the number at sixty -killed and ne hundred wounded. The catastrophe appears to have een due to a defective switch, where he main line crosses a local line. At his point a train carrying a large umber of pilgrims on their way to he Shrine at Turnbout, was stand ig. Into this the Antwerp-Brussels press dashed at a speed of fifty iles an hour, literally leaping on )p of it. The heavy coaches of the express cashed t,.. .snter train into splint rs. The sides of the express cars ere torn from their fastenings, the oors practically col-lapsing, thus recipitating the passengers to the de uninjured, when they fled fren ed across the field. But for this fact the death roll ould be muca greater. Few of the cupants of the local train escaped ive. Those not killed were badly Ljured, many of them mortally. The rescuers, even the doctors, ere sickened at the sight that met Leir gazes. Evidences - were found horrible death struggles that oc ired in mue coaches. At one place dismembered hand was found utching one of the supports of the >rn car. One body was lying across fe boiler of the locomotive crushed to a shapeless mass. The majority the dead could'not be recognized, ther being decapitated or their ads being terribly crushed. The signal man- at Contich saw at his switch was not working just the Antwerp express came thun ring down the line. He leaped -om the window of his signal station ad heroically ran down the track ward the oncoming train, waving red flag. His effort was too late to vert a disaster. The engineer and fireman of the press were killed at their post. he judical authorities of Antwerp >on arrived on the scene and opened a .investigation into the disaster. hey ordered the signal man in targe of the switches under arrest, tthough it is believed by the authori yes that they were blameless. Prince Albert went to Contich this Eternoon and visited. the wounded, aving cancelled an engagement to reside at a banquet at Antwerp. With regard to the cause of the llision, a railroad. offical stated at the switches were being repair , and that tne workmen who had een placed at the temporary hand witch appeared to have made a iistake or the switch failed to act. 'he engineer, it was stated, saw the anger' and applied the brakes, but ;was'too late to avert the disaster.* TRUSTS FOUGHT BRYAN. [e Appreciates Work of Friends in Alabama and Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia Bryan said with eference to the outcome of the Ala ama primaries where he secured an pparent victory for control of the elegates to the Denver convention. Alabama was claimed .by the op osition and while the vote is not a urprise to me. it attracts attention ecause the returns answered the aisrepresentations which have been ent out. The primary system en bles the voters to express themselV "I appreciate very much the fight hat has been made by friends in 'ennsylvania and Alabama, for in kabama they had a 'steel trust to ight and in Pennsylvania they had ot only the steel trust, but several >ther trusts. In act. I do not know if any other State in which our peo >e had so much to overcome as they iad in Pennsylvania." WRECK OF AN AIRSHIP. rhe Gas Bag of Mammioth Dirigible Ba:lloonl Bursts. A mammoth airship, 300) feet long an its trial trip in Berkeley. rose 300 feet from the earth in view of 10, 1)00 spectators, tilted. hurst and drop p ed to the ground with its crew of 16 men. every one of whom was in jured. With the possible exception of one all will recover. Seven were severely hurt while nine were cut and bruised. As the gas bag burst and the ship fell towards the earth, men, women and children screamed and ran in every direction. Several women fainted, and children twere Pnocked down. A cry of horror rose as several men leaped from the ship and hurled themselves to eartn, where they landed with thuds that rought groans for the injiured and reated alarm among the onlookers.* Monster Whale Caught. A large whale was caught at Cape Lokout Sunday and was towed to Beaufort, N. C.. where it wiht be pull ed out of the water by the ship yard railways. The monster is about .,0 feet long and 25 feet around the body. The estimated value of the bone and oi is $600.