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VOL. XXIII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1908 NO.
BRYAN WILL WIN iT Al Least That Is the Way it Looks Now. VICTORY IN THE AIR All Signs Point to a Democratic Land- h slide on Tuesday, November 3, 1w When the People will Win Not ta Only the Presidency, but the House as Well. All the forecasts of tae election indicate a sweeping victory for the p Democracy by the election of Bryan pe and Kern. The New York Herald st and The New York World have been th conspicuous agencies of a serious a:- at tempt to arrive at some reliable ,h ladgment of the conditions, and their SI reports and conclusions are very in ?n tsresting, and, to .the Democrat., be more than important. ar In last Sunday's issue these great newspapers each presented the re- an sults of a careful and extended can- va vas of popular disposition toward hc the candidates, made in conjunctio m with other newspapers in various sec. dt tiens of the country, and they bota ha reaeh the conclusion that the last by few days of the campaign may de termine the issue, while they agree to that there are strong evidences of wa an undercurrent that may develop, ap Into a Democratic landslide. The Herald, which is supporting t ' the Republicans, thinks that Taft !3 to within 38 votes of his goal, while wi Bryan needs 81 more electoral votes th to assure him of victory. "Ther.e the are political conditions in the West,-- Su says The Herald, "indicating a. Dem- foi ocratic landslide. There are signs in in New York, presaging politic:LI chaos." Obviously that means un- bri rest and uprising of the people and a dissatisfaction with the party in ga power that must promise brilliantly or for the Democrats. an The World thinks the result de- flo pends upon the vote of New York pu State, and m that State it figure so< out a plurality of less than ten thous and for Taft, while it estimates that the Democrats will elect their State ticket by 184,000 majority. A tre-1 a mendous majority -such as that for the State ticket could not be re corded withiut material effect upon the national ticket, and if Chanler is elected Governor of New York by be anything approaching the indicated of figures, Bryan will surely carry the wc State and win. nei col COMMITS SUICIDE. the wh Stole Money From Father and Re- lan Morse Overtook Hfi. no A special to the Augusta Chronicl' from Atlanta says remorse over hay- of Ing taken $25 of his father's mon--1) ey to satisfy 'a longing for~a bicyci 3, led John Arthur Hiburn, a 12-yea.--i old boy, ti commit suicide Tuesday. b The lad lived with his paretns at, to 286 Waldeo street. He left home * Sunday afternoon and went to the thI house of a neighbor, where he spent t the evening. He left at 9 p. m. He.' in~ ~was seen no more until when found pe early Tuesday suffering terrible agony 4 from the effects of his dose of ca:- of bolic acid. The discovery was made by a John W. Henley, assistant United4 $2 States district attorney. As Mr.- m Henley was going ti wirk he heard the cries of two boys, and on invest:.. ch gation found them carrying a third. fif who was in the clutches of convttl- t slons. g Young Hilburn was carried intc I the home of Alderman 1-rank Pitt- It ms~n on Park street, in front of which ha the acid had been drunk, but died ha twenty minutes later without speak ing. .- half emptied bottle told the story.H The parents were prostrated by news of their child's death and can not account for the same except otn the theory that such was brought about by remose over having taken $25 the elder Hilburn had left lying around carelessly. PREFERRED DEATH TO TRIAL. New York Doctor Accused of Crim-j tnal Practice Suicides. Rather than face trial for man- I slaughter, growing out of a case o aseged criminal practice, Dr. IrvingI2 J. Cook, a young doctor of New York. drank a dose of a powerf1dl poison' and shot himself at the Waldorf 2 Astoria Hotel Friday. ~ His body wa' i found by hotel attendants. The man I left a sealed letter addressed to his wife, but accompanying it was a terse U note In which he asked her "not jil to take this affair hard." Dr. Cook f was arrested last Tuesday night an( the following day he was release" in $10,000 bail. He was to hav'a been prosecuted for the death of a young wonman at Summit, N. J., last summer. FATALLY BURNED. Colored Woman on Anderson Farm MIeets Awful Death. Bsther Brown, a young ciore-i woman of Anderson, who had beenI working on the plantation of M-. II Charlie Jones, about two miles below' Starr, was so severely burned that she died in great agoney. She had Been working in the field, near where she lived, and went to the house to start a fre in the stove t> prepare supper. It is believed that 1i the woman used kerosene oil im start fng the fre and that it blazed up on her whoa the match was applied. We wue htorrtbI'r irra ovw theaod and face. PADDING ROLLS New York Democratic State Chairman W. J. Connors MAKES GRAVE CHARGE Declares that Republicans are Pre paring to Steal Election in New York, but That Dead Men Will Not Be Permitted to Vote and Law Committee is Named. A dispatch from New York says charges were made Thursday by W. J. Connors, chairman of the Dem ) cratic State committee, that the R publican organizations In up-State counties had padded the regulation rolls with from 10.000 to 20.000 names, and to prevent the casting of a fraudulent vote the executive com mittee had appointed a State law committee with former Judge A.B Parker as chairman. Mr. Connors said that the law committee would be composed of about 500 attorneys, and that o' election day these attorneys would be assisted by special deputies to each election district t osee that ballots were honestly cast and count ed. Mr. Connors said: "There will be no voting of dead men by the Republicans in this elec tion, and the State committee will see that our opponents are not per mitted to run over from Pennsyl vania and Canada to vote them in this State. Already we have discov ered hundreds of cases of fraudulent registration up State and have suc ceeded in having the names strick :a from the lists. "We want a square deal. We are not going to buy the election, and we have not got the money to buy it with anyway. We don't propose to have the Republicans rob us as they have done in the past." National Chairman Mack declared Thursday night that the change !n Mr. Taft's plans by which he will speak in thirty-five cities and towns in this Sta':e instead of speaking in only a few of the larger cities as previously announced, indicate that the Republican managers felt the nedessity of carrying this tSate, which was virtually acknowledging that they felt they were losing Ohio. Indiana, Wisconsin and Kansas. Mr. Mack said that If the Republicans were certain of the middle Western States they would not need New York. Speaking of the letter of President Roosevelt denanding that Mr. Bryan declare himself on the labor questioni of the day, Mr. Mack said that f there was any labor man in doubt about voting for Bryan the reading of the President's letter would con vince him that he should cast his vote for the Democratic ticket. Mr. dack said he had received reports from Ohio that the reception tend ered Mr. Bryan in the Buckeye State was the greatest demonstration ever given a Presidential candidate. Mr. Bryan's meeting in the city et Tuesday night, when he wilt speak at Madison Square Garden, is o be made the occasion of a Demo cratic rally in every Assembly diL trict in New York. Not only as ammany Hall arranged for over idw meetings at the Garden, but there will be mass meetings in Coop r Union, Hamilton Fish Park and n scores of halls throughout the The demand for tickets to the adison Square Garden meetin;. quickly exhausted the supply an-d stands will be erected outside the mphitheatre for overflow assem lages. Besides Mr. Bryan. Governor Hoke Sn'ish, of Georgia; Congress3 man H. D. Clayton. of Alabama. and former Congressman John L. Lentz. Ohio, will address the meeting. * DON'T WANT BRYAN. Railway Magnates Will Do All They Can to Beat Him. Alarmed by the growing sentiment among railroad employes for Bryan, the managers of the Big Four divis ion of the New York Central railroad are sending a special train across Ohio with General Manager Van Winkle and other officials on board. uring the men to vote for Taft. The first stop .was made at Spring field, that being headquarters fo: four divisions of the road. "We have heard, men," said Me'. VanWinkle. "that you think that we want you to vote for Bryan. That is a mistake. We hope as many as possile will vote for Mr. Taft. foi we are c:>nvinced that Bryan's elec tion would mean four years of de pression. On the other hand. w~ think Taft's election will mean pros perity. Don't think anybody is going t( be discharged if he votes for Bryan We simply want to impress upon yo' that work will be more plentiful Taft is elected.'' Mn holding executive positions o~ Ithe road are being asked to tall ITaft to the men under them. 1. many instances the action of the of ficial was resented. NEGRO HANGED. Pays Penalty for Murder of a Nege Girl. Stark Means, colored, was hange at Wnnsboro Friday for the murde of Annie Bell Russell, a girl c his own race. Means shot the gi in March. 19a.7- and also serious~ Iwounded two negro boys, who wem Sacompalyi her thome at nigi from a choir practice held in a hout in the eastern part of the town,. ia: tg in wait for them. He ran awt t r.ria'ht bst. t'ried ad4 cc RUINED BY COCAINE SAD FATE OF A MAN AND RHi I Wife. Blighting Effects of the Drug Vivid ly Illustrated in the Case of Tw< Young People. The blighting powers of cocaine says The News and Courier, wer vividly demonstrated when Louis Malone and his wife, Rosa, a young white couple, were arrested an I hailed before Magistrate O'Shaugh nessy's Court on a warrant perferr ed against them by Mr. Elias S. Win gate, charging them with malicious mischief in cutting up and otherwise demolishing an old schooner belong ing to him, lying at Potter's wharf, in which he allowed them to live through compassion excited by their destitute and desperate condition. Both persons appeared before the magistrate in an almost starring condition, clothing in rags, neither of them weighing over 75 pounds. and frankly attributed their condi: ion to the use of the devastating drug. Their wretched and skeleto t like appearance excited so much pi:3 In the breast of the prosecutor dur lug the course of the trial that h suddenly resolved to dismiss the charges against the. two and praye i the Court to turn the prisoners loose. Malone has since been. arrested '>y the police on a charge of vagrancy and sentenced to a fine of $5 or to ten days in the County Jail. Before becoming addicted to the use of cocaine Malone, who was born in this city, is said to have been a first-class trpenter, but the evil In fluence of the 'drug soon sapped nis vital powers, and this is this more pitiful because of the fact that he married, and through his influence his young wife also became addicted to its use. About a year ago the couple came here to live, but we'=t from bad to worse, and It eventually came about that the tea had no place to call home. After wandering about for severil months they at length picked out the old dismantled schooner "Maggie." moored at Potter's wharf, as a place of residence. The owner, Mr. Eliai S. Wingate, bearing the deplorable story, was loath to eject them from the sorry shelter as long as they behaved themselves, .but the two soon made themselves objectionable by tearing and eutting off the wood work of the vessel to use as fuel with which to keep warm on cold nights. Mr. Wingate personally triel to Induce them to leave, but had to resort to the law, as the Malone? positively refused to leave peaceably Constable William R. Way states that the condition of.the two cocaine fiends in their "home" was almost unbelieveably bad. They slept in a place barely eighteen inches high in the hold, because the other parts of the vessel were too uncomfortably cold for them in their drugged con diton. The officer had hard work to find out this sleeping room, but was finally attracted by the grosus andi moans of the woman, wh ohad just previously taken a stiff dose of the poison and was under its influence The deck of the schooner was de scribed as being titerally covered by the little white pill boxes which had once contained the cocaine. Offers of help were made to the Malones by Magistrate O'Shaughnes sy and several other people present at the trial, with a view of relieving their destitute condition, but these kind offers were bruskly brushed aside by the man, who stated that they were too far gone already in 'their indulgence of cocaine to care 'for asristance. When Louis was ar rested by the police on a charge of vagrancy Friday afternoon ho gave the officers a terrible fight for the possession of the cocaine syringe and Sa u Army officers found out the con... Ion of the couple, and were especially excited to pity through Rosa's ragged arid wretched appearance. The woman w'as taken to the Salvation Army home and there cared for before it was decided to send her to her home In Birm lngham, Ala., but Rosa stayed there only a few short weeks and then Iagain followed the fortunes of her husband. In an uncommonly short ~space of time she was again in the same deplorable condition in which Ishe was found by the Salvation Army officrs. The skin of both unfortu Inates has turned a deep~ yeliou through the excessive use of the 1drug. WARY)NG TO mhLLN'ERS. Columbia Merchant Fined for Vio. lating Game Law. Mr. A. G. Douglass, president , the A. G. Douglas Company. whici conuets a fashionable dry goids ans m?llnery establishment In -Colum bia, was fined $2 Thursday by Mag trae Fowles on a charge of viola+ ing the game laws of the State The w arrant was sworn out by Secre ary Rice. of the Audubon Society uner the Act of 1905. and state that Mr. Douglas has in his posses sIon and offers for sale the feather of a non-game bird, which is a vic ation of the statue. The teathers in question are tha of a heron on a stylish hat in th Douglas window, and there are lot of others of the same kind in th ~stock. which Mr. Douglas will hay r!to dispose of in some legal way jWhen the case was called in to :Magistrate's Court he entered a ple of guilty and paid his fine. If the Audubon Society undertakt to enforce the law throughout tt State is is likely that a good man stocks of millinery in other towz 3'than Columbia will be depleted some o-f their chote~. fM~ o~ArngS cudrach him3. PLAN TO BUY VOTES REPUBLICANS WILL ATTEM' TO BUY ELECTION Says Bryan, Who Is Accorded Ea thuslastic Demonstration Through out His Trip in Illinois. A dispatch from Chicago say William J. Bryan arrived in tha c!ty Monday night at eight o'cloci in a blaze of glory after an all-da; trip through Illinois. A dense throng assembled at the union depo to greet him as his special pulled in an hour and 15 minutes late, and in the crowd to do him honor were a large delegation from the Cool county Democracy, members of the national committee and all the loca. Democratic candidates, including the candidates for congress, who escort ed him in 50 automobiles to Pilsos park, where he addressed a great throng. As he emerged from the station a great quantity of red fire and Ro man candles were set off, the crowd all the while wildly cheering. As the long procession of motor ears passed down the street their occu pants continued the pyrotechnic dis play. From Pilson Park the Dem ocratic candidate was escorted to Arcade hall, where another big crowd was on -hand and accorded him a. ovation. Many in the Pilson park audience were laboring people. "If I am elected president," said Mr. Bryan, "and the more I travel and mingle with the people the more I am convinced that I will be elect ed-if I am elected I intend to have a secretary of labor as a member of the cabinet. The affairs of the work ing men of this country are too great not to have a repre-entative on the president's advisory board. From this secretary I should seek advice on legislation of interest to the work lg man." Taking up the subject of publicity of campaign funds, Mr. Bryan said: 'I asked a large audience whether they were in favor of the Republican method of publishing contributions after the campaign or the Democrat ic way of pub.---.g tnem before. I asked all in favor of the Republican way to bold up their hands. Not one band was displayed." The teature of Mr. Bryan's journey through his native State of Illinois oday was the accusation, repeatedly nade, that the Republican party was nor preparing to purchase the elec ion. The statement, first made at Alton, caused a distinct sensation. The Democrats, he said, were asking only for $100,000 wLn which To finish the work of the campaign. while the Republicans were asking fr $1,000,000. What do they eed the money for now?" he in uired. And answering his question e declared that it was for use ot' lection day, "as they have used It rear after year." The trip to Chicago from Lincoln was made via St. Louis and the Dem oratic candidate for president all long the line of travel through thia State was accorded enthusiastic emnstration by large, cheering rowds. He delivered 16 speeches in all, some of them of considerab'e length. Stops were made at East St. Lo~uis, Granite City, Aiton, Carlin Iville, Vergen, Springfieal, Linooch Bloomington, Pontiac, Joliet, Leont and several other places not on the schedule. At Bloomington he met his former running mate, Adlai E. Stevenson. the present Democratic candidate for governor, and botn spoke to an immense audience. une of the surprising features o. the trip was the monster djemonstra. tion accorded him at Joliet. But 3f days ago he spcke in the same place He talked mainly on th'e labor e & tion. Vociferous o pplause greeted him when he said: "My friends, think too much of the next genera tion to stop my efforts to rid this country of the evil of private monop "I am willing to go down on my knees, every morning and say to my Father in heaven, 'Give us this day our daily bread,' but God forbid that I should make my countrymen g' down on their knees at morning ard( say to a trust magnate, 'Give us this day our daily bread.' and have hir answer, 'I will if you will vote thE ticket I want you to.. You can nol afford to fasten that sort of sys tem on this country or any othe: country." HEARIST'S LIE NAILED. Bryan Always a Friend of the Labor 1ing Man. "I protest against there bemn placed before the country aS beggarl -They do not ask for pity: they d -not ask for charity; they simply de mand justice." This quotation was o~icially pre mulgated by John E. Lamb. i chargP of Democratic headquarter' at Chicago Friday. as being what Mi Bryan actuallr said upon the o< Scasion when he is alleged to have rc ferred to laboring men as "puoli beggars." "While the charge came only froi W. R. Hearst. Mr. Bryan refused t take notice of it." said Mr. Lam1~ but now that Secretary Straus ha used the term in a newspaper inte -iew, it is time we gave out the co ect version." Mr. Lamb said the quotation was matter of record at Wash:ngton. Cotton Mills Resume Operations A dispateh from Eatonton, Ge *~says that the Floyd Cotton Mills that place resumed operationl tb week, after being closed about fi A FOUL TRAGEDY Band of Mask Men Lynch Two Prominent Men. CAUSE OF THE CRIME Was a Law Passed by the Legisla. ture in Reference to Fishing in a Certain Lake Near Where the Two - Men Were Killed by the Ruf fian. Col. R. Z. Taylor. aged 64 years, and Captain Quinton Rankin, both prominent attorneys of Trenton. Tenn., were taken from Ward's Hotel at Walnut Log, Tenn., Monday night by masked- night riders and murder ed. Captain Rankin's body was found Tuesday morning riddled wi'h bullets and hanging from a tree on-. mile from the hotel. Efforts to locate. the body of Col onel Taylor have been futile thus far, but it is believed that he wan also killed. The trouble which result ed in the death of Captain Rankin and the probalbe murder of Colonel Taylor was caused by the passage of an Act by the Legislature regulat ing fishing in Reel Foot Lake, a short distance from Walnut Log. A night rider disturbance over the same matter occurred over a year ago. Ever since then Colonel Taylor and Captain Rankin have been in constant receipt of threaten lug letters, to which they paid little heed. Mr. Ward, the manager o! the Ward House, at Walnut Log. telephoned Sid Wadell, a stockhold er in the West Tennessee Land Com pany, stating that about 25 Basked night riders came to his hotel at midnight last night. According to this report the night riders lined up outside the hotel, pulled out their revolvers and called Colonel Taylor and Captain Rankin. The two men did not suspect troub le and came down immediately. A? the attorneys passed into the front yard of the hotel the night rider, covered them with revolvers. Before Captain Rankin and Colonel Taylor had an opportunity to retire they were surrounded and seized. They were put on horses behind night riders and carefully guarded. The night riders then quietly took up their march from the hotel, turn ing down the road toward Reel Foot Lake. Proceeding to the edge of Reel Foot Lake the night riders pull ed out a rope and placed the noose about Captain Rankin's neck. Captain Rankin was strung ur from a limb on the bank of the lak for the fishing privileges of which he had contended with the night rid ers. The masked men thou stepped back and opened fire on the swing ing body, riddling it with bullets Leaving the corpse of Captain Ran kin hanging on the bank of Red Lake. the night riders took Colonel Taylor to another spot. Search near Captain Rankin's ,body has failed to reveal a trace of the murderers. The trouble between inhabitants on the banks of Reel Foot Lake and Colonel Taylor and Captain Rankin organized several years ago, when the two latter men organized the Wiest Tennessee Land Company, bought Reel Foot Lake from non resident property owners and made regulations of their own concerning fshing privileges. Colonel Taylor also secured thn passage in the Legislature of an Act making it a misdemeanor to fish it: the lake .without paying a heavy fee. Fearing trouble Captain Rankin and Colonel Taylor had remained away from the vi imity of the lake for some time. Recently, however, they eard that the feeling against them had somewhat subsidised. The at torneys went to Walnut Log MXonday to see about some legal papers. A man named Powell is said t0 have been forced to accompany the members. Powell had been stopping at the hotel, and when the riders called every one out and compe-lled them to line up, Powell, Colonel Tat jor, Captain Rankin and the sur veyor. whose name is unknown, are said to have been taken away. Powell states, it is said, that after killing Rankin a vote was taken regarding the dispuosition to made of Taylor. During the dispute Tay lor made a dash and jumped into the bayou, s~tarting to swim across- it. A number of shots were fired at him. and in the confusion Powell slipped away and brought back the story of the escape or attempted escape of Taylor. R. Z. Taylor was the father of the Vanderbilt foot ball star. Hillsmnar Taylor. who- was married .to * Mist Katherine Taylor, the daughter of Senator Robert L. Taylor, last fail Captain Rankin was a prominent lawyer of Trenton . He was captal: of a military company in the Spanish American war and served in th< Cuban campaign IGovernor Patterson offered a re ward of $10.000O for the arrest o the person or persons guilty of th. murder of Judge Taylor and Captair Rankin at Reel Foot Lake. Gov ernor Patterson was at Covingtot when nws of the murder was re cevdadimmediately cancelled hi engagements to speak there Tues sjdy Dies in Circus. IWaddy Bramiett. a rur:-! carne~ on one of the R. F. D. roi.tes not e G reenvi'1e. dropped 1"ad in the ten of Ringland Brothers circes Tuesda He was entering the ten i to witness the performance, an fit is supposd that he becamoe ove! sheated while waiting for the gate to open. He fell just as he entere r ent and die heanr medienl a! DARING ESCAPE SAW NIGHT RIDERS KILL HIS FRIEND. Judge Taylor Broke Away and Ran Into the Woods, Suffering Great Hearships. Judge Taylor, who was supposed to have been killed by fishermen night riders with Quentin Rankin, turned up near Tiptonville, Tenn.. 30 miles from the scene of where he was abducted, at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Judge Taylor, telling his story of the affairs, says: "The night riders forced in our door at the hotel and at the point of revolvers, compelled us to dress. They then took us on horseback to the edge of Reelfoot Lake. Here I watched them hang poor Captain Rankin and the fire into his body. After they were satisfied that he was dead, they discussed my fate ,and I had to stand by while they debated whether to hang me or keep me cap tive, hoping to force the Reelfoot fishing company stockholders to con cede free fishing on the lake. But those who favored hanging seemed to be winning the day when they pointed out that they could not keep me prisoner without my know ing my prison, and that this would lead to their being taken captive when I was freed. "When I saw the day was going against me, I deter mined to try for liberty. I broke from the two men who were holding me and ran. They followed slowly for they thought they could easily catch me. It was growing daylight and I knew that I made a fairly 'good target. So I surprised them by plunging Into the bayou that runs from the lake. "I used to be a good swimmer and I stayed under water as long as could. When I came up they shot at me. I could not stay in the wa ter longer, and jumped on the bank. .here came a volley of shots. God was with me, and I was not hit, but I straightened, threw up both dands. reeled and fell face-downward. I thought my ruse had failed when they fired at my prostrate body, but 'hey missed me. Thinking they had lbilled me, they departed without crossing the bayou. . "After an hour I cautiously moved and then got up and walked through the forest. Tuesday night in the woods and Wednesday morning I rentured on a public road. I was afraid to go into a farm house, for fear of meeting enemies, but I had not eaten since Monday night, and .be ravages of hunger became too strong, and I went into a farm house at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning and was fed. The occupants telephone-d to Tiptonville that.I was safe. Then I was driven here and here I am." Governor Patterson has ordere i soldiers to the neighborhood where the outrage took place, and the re ward for the guilty one has been increased from $10,000 to $1, FOUND HI GUILTY Of Attempting to Burn His Store at Bennettsville. A dispatch from Bennettsville to yhe State says Zephry P. Wright chagred with burning his store. was sentenced by Judge Gray Mionday to serve a period of ten years at hard labor in the State penitentiary. The grand jury returned a true DiilL The solicitor empaneled a tril'~ jury, put in the evidence for the State and tnen announced that the State would be satisfied with a ver -lit of guilty with recommendation for mercy. Attorneys announced that such a verdict was acceptable. The foreman was .instructed to write such a verdict. When the de fendant was arraigned for sentence his counsel read the proceedings had before the probate court and made an an eloquent and touching appeal for mercy on the ground of the men Ital unsoundness of the defendant, basing his plea upon personal knowi esdge of the defendant's mental con ditlon and the proceedings in the probate court, whereupon the presid lng judge Imposed the minimum sen tence of ten years. The entire community sympathizes1 leeply with the defendant's family I ut the general opinion is that his counsel acted wisely. BRAVE SCHOOL TEACHEIR. Saved the Lives of the Childrea in Her Charge. A dispatch from Alpena, Mich.. says among the most thrilling expe riences of the survivors of the Pres Iue Isle county forest fires was that fMssrace Barber. school teache:, 9iyear olwhose school was in session when the flames swept dowo Iupon the school house. She took all of the school children ta plowed field nearby where they were kept crowded close together, each burning ember being extin g;uished as it fell upon their cloth ing. Soon animals began to appear on the edge of the field, and during thle night two bears made their ayp pearance. Among other animals appearing was a fos and a wild cat, but non .. 1including the bears. made any hos Itile demonstration. Miss Barber kepr. her charges in the field until morn n Zg, when they were sent to their homes. Shot His Sister. JTohn Hughes became rowdy after .rinking too much whiskey Friday at Liberty and shot his sister. Mrs. Hunter. She is still alive, but her recovery is doubtful. A policeman went to arrest Hughes, when ths Iatter ran Into his sister's -house to get a pistol to shoot the officer. Mrs. H~ unter tried to prevent him and he sihot her. WILL -WIN OHIO Results of the Cincinnati' En quirers Poll Indicate A BRYAN LANDSLIDE The Canvas Was Accurately Made and the Figures Show Big Demo. cratic Gains, and Are Such as to Put the Election of Bryan Beyond Any Doubt. With the view of getting a line on the drift of political sentiment is these last weeks before election, the Cincinnati Enquirer has been taking a secret ballot. The canvas is ao curate, tic results being ascertained and verified ty mathematical exports. The figures show big Democratie gains and are such as to put the election of Bryan beyond any doubt. Most interesting are figures from Taft's own State, Ohio, and his own city, Cincinnati. They show a state of affairs which admits of only one Interpretation-that Bryan will carry Ohio by many thousand plurality. For example, the Enquirer made a canvass of the Lunkenheimer Brass works in Cincinnati, one of the larg est concerns of its kind in the coun try. Out of those in- the establishment who voted the Republican ticket in 1904, forty-nine will vote for Bryan in 1908. Only sixteen who voted Democratic In 1904 will vote for Taft this year, while eight Republicans will vote for Debs. one Republican for Prohibition, one Republican wil? rote Socialist and three Socialists will vote Democratic. The canvass made in the First Nat lonal Bank building showed thirty. nine Republicans who will shift~ to Bryan' as against nine voters who will shift to Taft. In the Fourth !ational Bank building eleven Re publicans voted for Bryan, while on'y two who voted Democratic in 1904 #1I shift to Taft this year. In the hercantile Library skyscraper Is shown this extraordinary change: Republican to Democratic, 51; Dem >cratic to Republican, 4. In the nion Trust building, among bankers, ,awyers, doctors and insurance men, 'orty-three shift to Bryan as against twenty-two to Taft. In the canvass of the plant of He! ners, Bettmann & Co., one of the argest shoe factories of Cincinnati, seventeen Republicans went over to ryan, and not a single Democrat will Tote for Taft, this being especially significant as showing the Bryan' :rend of the labor vote. The decisiveness of Democratic rains is brought out with startling :learness by analysis of these figures. A.mong the professional and mecan- - :lle classes, as represented In the >ig office buildings, there- is a Re publican shift of 17 per cent, while, :he Democratic. shift to Taft Is on!ly i per cent Among the laboring peo-. ple, as shown by the canvass of- the Eemers-Bettmann concern, there !s a Republican shift to Bryan of S3 1-1 ser cent and no shift to Taft at all. [t Is fair to assume that worker. and salaried people represent it east two-thirds of the entire vote of he country. Now, the total Republican vote of* Dhio in 1904 was 600,'59. The total Democratic vote was 344,674. Ap plying the canvass in Cincinnati to general conditions throughout the tate of Ohio. we have: Total Republican shift to Bryan ................166,5*,3 Deduct Democratic shift of 8 per ecnt of professional and mercantile vote . .. . 9,200 Net Republican shift to Bryan .... ...........157,133 Add total Ohio Democratic vote in 1904 ..........844,674 Estimated Democratic vote in Ohio for 1908. .. . ..591.80', Estimate Republican vote in Ohio for 1908, after de ducting net loss of 157,-. 133 .. . .-........442,920 Estimate Democratic plural ity in Ohio for 1908. ...58,881 Similar or larger Democratic gains are shown all through the' Middle West. Every Indication is that the! will be repeated in New York. Thts extraordinary teetimony to Bryan a strength is the unwilling evidence of a hostile witness. John R. McLean, ' proprietor of the Cincinnati Enqult er, who is making the canvass, has always been bitterly antagonistic to Mr. Bryan. His papers, the En quirer and the Washington Post, are both fighting him. But he is comn poled, by the stern logic of facts, tn make these remarkable concessions. And they agree with the admissions of Republican National Chairman Hitchcock, who is forced to admit immense Democratic, gains all through the West. Threatens the Governor. A dispatch from Sunbury, Tenn.. says because of threa!ts against the .ife of Governor Patterson, who is personally directing the investigation of night rider depredations in this city,- the detachment of troops as signed to safeguard the Governor has been increased, and the neces sary precautions taken to prevent anV attack on the military camp here.* Four Were Killed. Four were killed near Clayton, N, M.. as the result of a tornado and cloudburst. Twenty persons were in jured, three of whom may die. The Tiion county court house which cost $40,000, was wrecked, and a score of houses were demolished or tore from their foundations. lDNAP YOUNG WIFE WICE CARRIED OFF BY TWO STRANGERS. ept Prisoner in a Swamp, Enduring Maltreatment and Finally Return ing to Her Home. After spending a night of terror, ding in a barn from friends, who re searching the woods for her, rs. Abbie Meeriongola, who was rice kidnapped by two men and apt a prisoner in the woods, . e rned to her sister's .ome, in ntington, L. I., Monday . She was frightened and dazed by her ex rience at the hands of the kidna, rs that she could tell no connected >ry of her ill treatment. Mrs. Meeriongola is 17 years old. e daughter of a well-to-do farmer d the wife of a contractor, to whom e was married six months ago. ,e was first dragged from her home October 10. A neighbor saw her ing led to the woods between two ed men. Three days later, after her father d husband had sought for her in In, she staggered Into her father's me and said that she could re mber little that had happened ring her absence except that she d been kept a prisoner in a swamp two men. A few days later anotner attempt kidnap her from her father's house s made, but was frustrated by the pearance of her husband. Again last Saturday afternoon the o kidnappers raided her father's me, and, frightening her mother th a revolver shot, again draggel young wife away. The help of police again was summoned, ani nday afternoon two officers d her in the custody of two men the woods near Huntington. rhe girl was lying on a pile of ish, while her captors were playing game of cards. The kidnappers 'e battle to the police, but were rcome and arrested. Alarmedi I apparently half crazed the girl I into the swamps. The police -sued her for a short distance, but n lost trace of her. NEGROES BUNCOED. Old Fliim-Flam Game Being Worked Again. he Columbia State says it has n reported that there are a couple "smooth crooks" in town who rk their game on unsuspecting roes. The two artists are of the ored race also and they go about ir work in a hackneyed manner ich, like other time-honored gags, ds a "sucker" occasionally. the two walk in among a crowd of roes, and drop an old, worn :ketbook in the crowd. Then one them stoops and picks up the ketbook, which contains a $20 I. The negroes who are in the mediate vicinity of the pocket k have their attention then called the "find." The artists then pro d to tel Ithe two or three negroes t they will "divvy" the money It re is niothing said about the find of the pocketbook. The unsus ~ting z ?groes agree to this, of irse, and then comes the division the spoils. Alfter some figuring the exact ount due each is obtained. The DO bill, which, of course, is "fake' ney, is handed over to one of the tims. He has to give back $15 mge and this is where the crooks ish their work. They pretend t they are going to a store t> the rest of the money changed e victims never see the men again. is said that several negroes who e come to town and eold cotton ye lost much money in this way. KOPERS NOT AFTER OFFICE. Tells Bryan He Would Not Ac cept Cabinet Position. National Chairman Mack made .blic the following telegram from muel Gompers, president of the nerican Federation of L.abor, and ceived by Mr. Bryan upon his ar -al in Jersey City Friday: "Washington. D. C., Oct. 23. 190S. Hon. W. J. Bryan, Jersey City. N :J-..st saw President Roosevelt'% tack. I deem it my duty to adria' u that I am preparIng an answe:'. >me newspapers are trying to em ras you be declaring that you wilB point me a member of your Caba ,t, if you are elected President. o may say that I have publicly. ophatically" and freqluently declared at. under no circumstances, would accept any public office,. either elec re or appointive, and this declara on is irrevocable. The contest of .bor is for justice and not for of Signed) "SAMUEL GOMPERS."* TOO MUCH GRAFT. aused Monnett to Become a Denm ocrat for Good. At Salt Lake City Wednesday ib aaking a speech at a Democr'atic ally Frank S. Monnett, former at orney general of Ohio. said: "The reason I left the Republicar arty and .tdvocate the election o: ryan is due to the fact that whilP was prosecuting the Standard Oi rust in Ohio. and with every ren on to expect a successful issue. Th' epubicanl campaign fund of Ohic c'as swelled by contributions from he Standard Oil Company and 2 eturn that the company was allowe o name the peonnei of suprem :ou~rt of Ohio, whereupon all of th 3andard Oil cases were prompti limissd. Dnmorat."