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Al Least That Is the Way it
Looks Now.
All Signs Point to a Democratic Land- h
slide on Tuesday, November 3, 1w
When the People will Win Not
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
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
.- half emptied bottle told the
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.
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
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.
New York Democratic State
Chairman W. J. Connors
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
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. *
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
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.
Pays Penalty for Murder of a Nege
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
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
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.
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
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:
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
"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
Band of Mask Men Lynch Two
Prominent Men.
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
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
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!
Judge Taylor Broke Away and Ran
Into the Woods, Suffering Great
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,
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.
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
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
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.
Results of the Cincinnati' En
quirers Poll Indicate
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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

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