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The Confessed Poisoner of Miss Avis
T.innell, an Innocent and Trusting
Young Woman, Whom He Had
Deeply Wronged Under a Sacred
Promise, is Put to Death.
Clarence Vrgil Thompson Riche
son, native of Virginia, pastor of the
Immanuel Baptist church at Cam
bridge, was electrocuted at 12:10
o'cloch Tuesday morning in the
death house of the State prison at
Charlestown, Mass. The crime for
which Richeson paid the penalty
Tuesday morning was the murder of
his sweetheart, 19-year-old Avis Lin
Richeson confes;ed to giving her
poison, which caused her death Oc
tober 14, 1911. The current was
turned on at 2:10:02 and the pris
oner was declared dead at 12:17,
The former clergyman was out
wardly calm when he entered the
leath chamber and he maintainec
his composure while the straps and
electrades were being adjusted as he
sat in the electric chair.
When Richeson Monday afternoor
relected that he probably had les
than 12 hours to live he expressed c
desire to see his brother, Douglac
Richeson of Chicago, who was in the
city. Douglas Richeson decided or
Monday afternoon that he would noi
go to see his brother.
The condemned man slept soundi:
four four hours Monday morn
Ing, after being awake nearly al
night He was calm and ever
cheerful at times during the night
occasionally singing a hymr-n or re
peating his favorite scriptural pass
ages. Richeson spent much of hi!
time In prayer and In reading hi.
The list of those appointed to at
tend the execution of Richeson gi
ven out by the warden included, be
sides the three physicians who wer
olcfiial witnesses, the Rev. Herber
S. Johnson, the prisoner's spiritua
adviser; Edmund C. Kelley, deput
Sheriff of Suffold county, and on(
representative for each of three pres,
The three medical witnesses were:
Dr. George B. McGarth, Dr. Josep!
I. McLaughlin, the prison physician
and Dr. J. P. Butler, representin
the surgeon general of the State
Rev. Herbert W. Stephens, the pri
son chaplin; the warden, Genera
Bridges and Assistants made up th
rest of those granted permission t
enter the death chamber.
Richeson had no supper, sayin
that he desired nonie. After eatin
a little fruit, he lighted a cigar an.
he was sitting on the edge of his cot
apparently enjoying hIs smoke, whet
Deputy Warden Allen entered hi
cell with the black suit of clothes te
be worn during the execution. Riche
son nodded calmly to the deputy, bu
said nothing.
Sunday and during the afternoo:
Monday the prisoner lay on his co
but Monday afternoon and night he
sat up most of the time. Attorne:
Morse, who visited Richeson durn;
the afternoon, found his client cain
and anxious to have the sentence o:
the law carried out during the night
Mr. Morse in an interview later
said: "Richeson has made up hI
mind to die and he does not wan
.ny delay. This has been a ion
story and the last chapter is bein,
written today.
"Richeson is going to die withou
holding a grudge against any one
He had scarcely uttered a harsh work
and to me personally and to thos<
who come in contact with him, h<
has again and again expressed hi:
Dream of Death Came True.
Mrs. R. L. Clay, of Atlanta, Ga.
dreamed a week ago that her bus.
band fired at her with a revolver
after faIling to effect a reconcilatior
with her. This week her drean
came true. He shot her three times
when he came to see their boy a1
her home. She died shortly after
wards at the hospital.
Wife Slayer Killed.
When Policeman John C. Addison
of Charleston, S. C., broke down th<
cellar door of the home of Josep1
Addison, a negro he found him chop
ping the head of his dead wife wit]
an axe. The negro madman turne4
on him with the bloody weapon. The
officer drew his revolver and kill
ed him.
"He 'Will Be Me."
Roosevelt served notice he woulc
resist any compromise at the Repuo
lican inational convention. "Then,
can be no compromise," he said.
"Some of our opponents are saying
neither Taft rnor I should be nomi
nated. I'll name the compromise can
didate. He will be me."
Mayor Grace of Charleston must
think that State Conventdons are rut
like partizan ward clubs are run. it
we are to, judge by his testimony and
speech before the committee on cre
dentis of the State Convention last
Wednesday. If no other witness but
Grace had been heard i'n the commit
tee, it would have h:-d to seat the
Barawell delegation as it did.Th
decisio'n of the committee was a vic
tory for law and order in the man
agement of our political machiner:.
"The city~ of rAtnta must have
bo;:ged it all." is Wa4son's forceful
way of epressi'g iE s view on the ef
fort being ntmie tok'-ep him out of
the State and N::ional De'mocratic
Conventions by the LUnde-ood folk
In Georgia. Watnson is i:Ig rmad,
but he will have to take his medi
cine all the sae
By a vote of two and a half to
one the State Convention indiorsed
Woodrov: Wilson. That is Atst about
the way Orangeburg County and the
State stands in regard to his candi
If the Republicans Do Not Give Him
the Nomination For the Presiden
At Cincinnati in a most bitter and
scathing denunciation of Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt,, President Taft Sat
urday night declared that the "cer
tainty of his defeat for the Republi
can noammation must be a source of
profound congratulations to all pat
riotic citizens;" declared that his pre
decessor in the White House would
wreck the Republican party if he is
not chosen by the Republican nation
al convention , and compared Mr.
Roosevelt to Louis XIV, of France,
who said "the State; I am It."
The attack was in the form of a
statement in which the President said
In par:: "Mr. Roosevelt says that he
is the Republican party and that If
he Republican national committee, in
passing on the credentials of delegat.
es for the preliminary roll in the con
vention, shall hold to be unfounded
his many flimsy contests. he will de
cline to abide the judgment of those
having authority.
"The inference from this is that he
will bolt the convention because a
duly constituted Republican national
committee, in passing on the creden
tials of delegates for the prellmary
roll In the convention, shall hold tc
be unfounded his many flimsy con
tests, he will decline to abide the
judgment of those having authority
"The inference from this is that h(
will bolt the convention because g
duly constituted Republican nationa
committee shall, after a judicIal in
vestigation, refuse to seat his con
testing delegates. If this edict is tc
be heeded, then the holding of an3
convention at all is perfunctory anc
"The arrogance of this statement
that he is the Republican party, finds
no parallel in history, save in the fa.
mous words of Louis XIV, 'The State
I am it'.
"With clearly traceable premedi
tation, he projected contests with
out the slightest reason therefor
in many cases weeks after th
regular conventions had been held
merely to make a basis for a cam
paign of bluff and buster. Nov
he threatens that unless his campaigi
thus carried on is to be recognized
,as successful, and unless honestly el,
ected delegates shall be thrown ou:
in suflicient numbers to give him i
majority, he will break from the par
ty and try to ruin that which he car
not rule.
"I appeal to all Republicans to sa
whether a man who assumes this at
- titude does not forfeit his claim t<
any right to become a candid?.te in i
Republican convention. It can no
be that Republicans will countenanci
such a breach of party fealty, suel
treason to the party's properly con
stituted government and such defi
ance of the wIll of its majority.
"Mr. Roosevelt has not seen fit t<
answer the question whether, If hI
s inominated and elected, he will dis
Scontinue the Steel suit and the Har
vester Trust suit, nor has he answer
ed the question whether he will ac
cept a fourth term."
Sfani Supposed to be North Caroinia1
Ends Life. m; 'n
fThe body of the man who register
ed at the Broadway Central hote
in New York as Hugo Neyes, o
SCastle Payne, N. C., was found in hi:
room Friday with a bullet wound i
Sthe forehead, self-inflicted. Besidea
between $1,100 and $1,200 in casi
there were on the body several let
~ ers of introduction to promninen
persons In this city. One of th<
letters was signed Hugh McRae d
SCo. of Willmington, N. C., and wa1
an introduction to Arthur Page, o
Garden City, L. I. The letter spok<
or Neyes as being a civil engineer ani
landscape architect and artist.
Settling Their Dispute.
It is a cause for much gratificatioz
that the threatened strike of engi
neers on the fifty railroads east 0:
LChicago has been averted. The re
lief to the public mind Is twofold foi
Inot only does It mean no stoppage 0:
tratic but also that the dispute is tc
be settled by arbitratIon. Ultim
ately that is the way most dispute!
are settled but usually not untIl af
ter a strike or a lockout has caused
great financial losses, much suffering
and a good deal of bad blood. Fa!
better in every case to do what the
men and employes are doing in the
present instance--prevent such ca
lanmity and settle the question at is
sue by arbitration at once. The more
the principle of arbitration is invok.
ed and fairly carried out the better
will it be both for labor and capital.
Locomotive engineers are a capable,
intelligent and well led body whc
Ifrom the days of Chief Arthur have
been wisely counseled, and generally
have given heed to the sensible ad
vice of their leaders. Arbitration,
if it succeeds in the present instance,
as in all probability it will, will be
more than ever regarded as a sane
and effective way of settling those
disputes which must necessarily arise
at times between labor and capital.
We clip this Queer paragraph
trom the Greenville News: "The ad.
v'cates of instruction for Wilson
showe t heir good sense and patriot
ism byv accepting their defeat quIetly
and by remaining in the convention
h'll rather than with-drawing and
ttempting to hold another conven
tir as has ben done in some states."
In what Stiate Las the Democrats
w-ithdrawn from the regular conven
Ion and atter pted to hold another
IAnne Warr'mn says "A good book.
whether a novel or not, is one that
leaves you farther on than when you
took It up. If, when you drop !t.
it drops down in the same old spot.
with no finer outlook, no clearcer vis
ion, no stimulated desires for that
which is better snd higher, it is In
no sense a good book." That is
If r:oosmit is norninated the best
intcrrs cot '.s country demands
1 0
The Career of the Rev. C. V. T. T
Richeson and the Awful Crime for s(
Which He Was Tried, Convicted ti
and Executed Under the Laws of d
Massachuetts. ii
The crime for which Richeson, at ei
the time of his arrest pastor of the c<
Immanuel church of Cambridge, was U
sentenced to die in the electric chair,
was the confessed murder of his for- C
mer sweetheart, 19-year-old Avis r
Linnell, of Hyannis, a pupil in the s
New England Conservatory of Music t
in Boston.
The girl stood in the way of the ;
minister's marriage to Miss Violet
Edmands, a society girl and heiress tl
of Brookline, both through an en
gagement which still existed be
tween the two and because of a con- t
dition in which Miss Linnell found V
herself The girl was deceived into
taking a poison given her by Riche- g
son, which she believed would rem
edy that condition and died in her y
rooms at the Young Woman's Chris
tian Association on the evening of
October 14, 1911. On that day in
vitations had been issued for the
wedding ceremony which was to
unite Richeson and Miss Edmands.
As pastor of a small church in the
Cape Cod town of Hyannis two years C
before, the handsome and eloquent r
minister, then 33 years old, had been
attracted to Avis Linnell, who was
an .exceptionally pretty girl of 17 1
years. She lived with her parents, a
her father, Edgar Linnell, being a
contractor and builder. It was her N
ambition to become a teacher and t
she was attending the State normal
school at Hyannis.
Miss Linnell joined Richeson's
church, was baptized by him and be- r
came a member of the church choir. (
In a short time, early in 1909, Miss c
Linnell was displaying a diamond i
ring and confided in her girl friends I
that she was to be married to the
minister the following October.. Ab- -
andoning her plan of becoming a f
school teacher, Miss Linnell began r
preparations for her wedding. Some c
of her trousseau was completed and -
the two paid a visit to Rev. Edward a
S. Gotton of Brewster, who was ask- g
ed to officiate at the ceremony. t
Friction developed between Riche
son and his deacons in June, 1910, r
over the young minister's impetu- j
ous manner and his violent lan- I
guage. There was also a question I
as to the loss of $50 in money whichI
*had been left by a parishioner in thei
pastor's study. The minister declar- 1
ed he had been robben of the money.1
Shortly afterward it was learned he
had sent a similar sum by money or
der from a nearby town to a woman
in Salt Lake City, Utah. His re-.
-signation followed and he accepted
.a call to the Immanuel Baptist
church of Cambridge.
When Richeson went to Cam
bridge Miss Linnell went to the Con
servatory of Music in Boston.
SThe successes which the young .
preacher attained made a marked im
pression upon him. -Surrounded by
infiuntial friends and associates his
ambitions widened. He began to
pay court to 'Miss Violet Edmands of
Brookline, the daughter of Moses
Grant Edmands, a prominent Baptist
layman and trustee of the Newton
Theological seminary, from whicht
Richeson had been graduated. Miss -1
Edmands was prominent socially
and was wealthy in her own right,
as well as entitled to share in the
estate of some $880,000 left by her
grandfather. En~trance to the ex
clusive home of the Edmands had
been easy to the minister as the pas
tor of the church the family attend
ed, and in a short time he was ac
cepted a~s suitor for the daughter's
At the same time Richeson was
meeting Miss Linnell as formerly
The Invitations to the wedding
of Richeson and Miss Edmands were
sent out the afternoon of Saturady,
October 14. That same afternoon
1Richeson dined with Avis Linnell ats
a little restaurant In the Back Bay.
WhIle there the girl appeared de-c
pressed. At times tears rolled down
her cheeks. When she returned to
her lodging place, however, she ,
seemed cheerful, although quickly E
excusing herself and hurrying away t
to her room.
Groans were heard coming from a
bathroom of the association quarters
shortly after 7 o'clock that evening.
The door was broken in and Miss,
Linnell was found partially uncons- a
cious and apparently in great agony. r
Half an hour later she died without t
recovering consciousness.
A belief that the girl committeda
suicide was at first general, but her
family were disposed to discredit
the report, and a thorough Investi
gation was made.
As a result the police felt war
ranted In takin action.
The evening of October 19 Chiefa
Inspector Dugan and members of his
force went to the home of Mr. Ed
mands an Devon street in Brookline,Je
to arrest Richeson on the suspicion
that he was guilty of murder. Ad
mission to the house was denied al
though the hour was early. The po T
lice remained on guard through the c:
The weary vigil was kept up until
daylight when a vild who appeared
in the kitchen was prevailed upon
to notify Mr. Edmands that the offi-e
cers were outside and would breaka
in if the door was not opened at once
At 7 o'clock the police were admit
~ted. Rlcheson was found in bed.
HIe was ordered to dress and accom
.3any the officers. Before leaving '
tehouse he took in his arms Miss ci
IViolet Edmnands, who was weeping c~
jhyseririly.,"Do not worry," he
Iaid: "everything 'will come out all
rh."The minister came out of tC
the house In the murkey dawn, pass- s
ing between two rows of police. 0o
newspsper men and curious neigh-'s
bors and was taken to police head- TE
quarters in Boston in a taxIcab to T
h e arraigned. cc
The case was set for October SI ca
Is Friends Thinks that Early Show.
ing Indicates He Will Get State's
Entire Delegation.
The Washington correspondent of
he State says Gov. Woodrow Wil
>n ran ahead of all other candi
Ites in the primaries and conven
ons that were held in 42 out of the
6 counties in North Carolina Satur
iy. A telegram from Josephus Dan
1l, national committeeman, Mon
ay states that th-3 New Jersey Gov
nor was given instructions in nine
)unties, while de divided with Mr.
nderwood in three counties.
Mr. Underwood also obtained in
ructions in three counties. Speaker
lark split even with Gov. Wilson in
)are, the smallest county in the
Late. Gov. Wilson won in many
>wnships, where the counties failed
) express preference between the
residential candidates. The large
umber of counties took no action
ne way or another, but among these
iat expressed a preference Gov. Wil
on is way in the lead.
Many counties will hold conven
Ions this week The friends of Gov.
Vilson are confident that North Car
lina will give him 24 votes of the
tate In the Baltimore convention.
Chlla he was carrying the day in
,orth Carolina, Gov. Woodrow Wil
on triumphed over Speaker Clark In
primary contest in the home coun
y of William L. Wilson, who was
ne of the greatest leaders that the
)emocratic party has produced In
The following telegram from Wm.
ampell at Charleston, W. Va., also
eceived today, tells of the result:
"At today's primaries Woodrow
Vilson swept Jefferson, the banner
)emocratic county of West Virginia,
,nd the home of that great Demo
ratic leader, William L. Wilson.
Vest Virgina Democrats believe that
he mantle of the great tariff refor
aer has fallen on his namesake."
Mercer, another large West Vir
inia county in the heart of the coal
aining regions, alsc instructed for
;ov. Wilson in Saturday's primary
ontest. This county instructed In
avor of the nomination of Lawrence
,erney, a strong Wilson man, for
Lelegate at large.
or a hearing and Richeson was com
aitted to the Charles street Jail with
ut ball. Within a few days the
redding invitations of the minister
.nd Miss Edmands, summoning the
uests to the Edmands home on Oc
ober 31, were recalled.
Before the day of the hearing ar
ved a special session of the prand
ury was called an indictment charg
ag murder in five counts was found.
Zicheson was taken Into court to
ilead to the charge of murder on the
ay he was to have been married to
tiss Edmands. The trial of the case
ras set for January 15.
At the same time the police began
en Investigation Into the life of
lcheson. Every important act of
i life from the date of his birth at
lose Hill, Va., 35 years ago, until
tis advent In Cambridge was gone
Richeson's life had not been an
indisturbed one, it was learned, and
nany tales were related of his en
anglements with young women,
Richeson entered Newton The
ilogical Seminary in the fall of
.906 and graduated in 1909. Dur
ng his course he earned money by
'orkng In restaurants and shoe
tore. He was called to the Hyannis
hurch In 1909 and remained there
intll June, 1910, when he resigned
o accept the pastorate of the Immnan
iel Baptists church In Cambridge.
Interest in the case was intensi
led on December 20, when It became
nown that Richeson had mutilated
Lmself In his cell at the Charles
treet fail. The public apparently
ost all sympathy for the prisoner
ollowing his strange act, which eras
terpreted as a confession of guilt.
Lt Hyannis, the home of Avis Linnel,
he minister was hung in effigy, with
placard on the dummy reading,
Guilty. Read Luke 17:2." In Bos
on a conference of the Baptist min
sters was called and Richeson was
ormally deprived of his title of rev
Richeson confessed his guilt in a
tatement written by himself on Jan
ary 3 and given out by his counsel
n January 6.
Richeson was taken into court on
anuary 9, pleaded guilty to the mur
r of Avis Linnell and was sentenc
d to be electrocuted at the Charles
own State prison in the week begin
ing May 19.
Killed Five Joy Riders.
Five joy riders, three men and two
comen, were drowned when their
utomobile going 30 miles an hour
lunged Into Calumet rIver, at Nine
-second street bridge In Chicago.
'he bridge had been swung to allow
,boat to pass. The watchman's
-arning was unheeded.
Work is a moral and physical up
fter; it is a panacea for sorrow;
ileness brings moral decay and fur
ishes an incentive to crime. The
valanche of crime that Is sweeping
ver our beautiful land is largely due
the fact that too many would rath
steal than work. The life of duty,
ot the life of mere ease or mere
leasure, is the kind of life which
takes the great men and women.
he first prize that life offers is the
ance to work at work worth doing.
In voting to put the eloction of
nited States Senators under the sup
-vision of United States marshals
d soldiers, if need be, Mr. Under
ood has given the South a slap In
e face. Some of us remember how
e plan voted for in the H-ouse by
r. Underwood filled our jails with
any of our best citizens in the re
mstruction days, and we do not
Lre to have any more of it.
The Anderson Mail calls attention!
the fact that just prior to the as
.ssnation of President McKinley,!
e of the Hearst writers had a sea
tional article which has thought by
any to have Incited the great crime.
2 cartoons and slanders on our
urts in these papers nowadays are :
icula to povnkeanarchy.I
The Brute Was Brought From Bam
berg to this City and Then Taken
to Columbia.
The Bamberg Herald says: "Tues
day afternoon there was brought to
B-amberg and lodged ' jail a negro
boy named Lee Jones, it eighteen
ye- a old, charged with the horrible
crime of attempted assault upon a lit
tle white girl, sixteen years old, the
daughter of a prominent farmer who
lives near town. The child is very
small for her age, having been afflict
ed all her life.
"Sometime Tuesday the child start
ed to go to a neighbor's house, and
she had to pass through a small patch
of woods on the way. While pass
ing through the woods the negro at
tacked her, but her screams and re
sistance frightened him away and he
did not succeed in accomplishing his
foul purpose. The girl made a vig
orous defense, and in the struggle
she was not hurt but badly excited
and her nerves upset.
"As soon as the negro fled she re
turned home and told her parents,
she recognized the negro, and he was
soon .arrested at his plow in the field,
which he had left to attack the child.
The negro worked on the plantation
of this gentleman, and had been fed
from his table. At first harsh meas
ures were advocated, but the mother
of the child pleaded that her husband
not stain his hands with the blood of
the brute, and finally the negro was
brought to Bamberg by the father
an' turned over to the authorities.
"It Is said that he confessed the
crime as soon as he was arrested, and
he will no doubt meet the death pen
alty for his crime. The negro was
brought to town by the father of the
child, which shows a respect for law
and that he was willing to let the
fiend be dealt with according to law."
The negro was hurried to the State
penitentiary at Columbia, J. Felder
Hunter, deputy sheriff of Bamberg
county, bringing his prisoner to Or
angeburg through the country Wed
nesday and taking an early evening
train for Columbia. Considerable ex
citement was caused In the commun
ity by the news but the removal of
the negro avoided trouble.
Will Go to the Electric Chair for
Court Tragedy.
Floyd Allen, first of the Hillsville
mountaneeers tried for the Carrol
county court house murders was ad
judged guilty at Wytheville, Va.,
Friday and will pay the penalty of
his crime in the electric chair at
Richmond. The jury was out all:
night and it was not until after 10
o'clock next morning that the twelve
men had been brought into agree
ment. Floyd Allen was charged
specifically a this time with the mur
der of .Commonwealth's attorney
William M. Foster, prosecutor in the
Carrol county court at H~illsville last
March when the trial of Allen cul
minated In the killing of five persons
-Presiding Judge Thornton L. Mas
sle; Prosecutor for Foster, Sherif.
L. F. Webb, Miss Elizabeth Ayres
and Juror Augustus Fowler.
Co. Green's Soft Snap.
For thirty-one days work of very
little, if any, benefit to the people
of the State, Col. Green, who used
to earn fifteen or twenty dollars
per week as a newspaper correspon
dent about Columbia before Gov.
Blease discovered him, was paid $360
of the hard earned taxes of the peo
pie, and It is claimed that this is an
economical administration.
Colonel Green's services appear to
have been more costly while investi
gating a fire at Monck's Corner, the
charge for five days being $100, or
at the rate of $600 a month. The
other charges were at the rate of
ten dollars a day. Six days spent by
this member of the Governor's stafl
"investigating whiskey situation and
law enforcement" in Dorchester
costs only $60.
The Governor fixed the amount
Col. Green was to receive, as appears
by the statement of Comptroller-Gen
eral Jones. He says "As to whether
on not the contracts on which such
services were rendered were, or were
not reasonable, Is a matter which the
comptroller general can not review,
as it Is left by the legislature to the
discretion and sound judgment of the
Governor or disbursing officer."
When Comptroller-General Jones
insisted that the law requiring all
claims to be itemized be complied
with by Green and Creighton, he sim
ply did his duty. Whether the work
done by these gentlemen is worth
what they are paid for it must be
Judged by the taxpayers, who foot
the bill. Whether they get returns
or not for their money they have a
right to know where It goes.
Nearly everybody in Washington,
even Republicans, agreed with Judge
Bartlett's declaration that the Dem
ocratic house in passing the Bristow
amendment has done for the South
what no Republican house since 1892
had attempted to do. With the ex
ception of Underwood and a few oth
ers, all Southern Democrats in the
House voted against It. It was pass
ed by the Northern Democrats and
the Republicans, assisted by a few
The Newberry Herald and News
would like to have a "nreferential
primary on the candido tes for the
Democratic nomination for the pres
dency, if for no other reason than
to let those people of South Caroli
na. who are claiming such an over
whelmng sentiment -for Governor
Wilson. know a few things." Of
course the Herald and News knows
all about it .
The gain that Is made at the ex
pense of reputation results in a dead
loss to him who makes It, for mak
ing it he forfeits the confidence of
Teddy pushed his old friend Bill
o the wall in Ohio. President Taft
ade a poor showing In his own
Upon the Recommondation of the
Committees on Constlution and
Rules, the Following Resolutions
Were Adopted by the State Con
veuton Last Week.
Upon the recommendation of the
committee on constitution and rules,
the followng resolutions were adopt
ed by the convention:
Challenged Votes.
To amend rule five by adding at
the end the following:
"At any election when the right
of a person to vote is challenged, the
managers shall place the vote so
challenged in an evelope and indorse
thereon the name of the voter and
that of the challengers, and the per
son so chollenged shall be allowed
to vote, and the challenged votes
shall be kept separate and apart and
not counted, but turned over to the
county executive committee, who
shall at is first meeting thereafter
hear all objections to such votes, and
where no person appears to sustain
an objection made at the polls the
ballot shall be removed from the en
velop and mingled with the regular
ballots and counted, but where the
challengers appear, or produce wit
nesses in support of the challenge,
the committee shall proceed to hear
nd determine the question, and in all
instances the voter shall have the
right of appealing to the State exe
zutive committee. "
A similar amendment to article 6
of the constitution to make it con
form to rule five was passed.
If a Candidate Die.
The other resolution adopted
which changes the constitution ani
rules of the Democratic party pro
vides for an amendment to rule 8 of
article 6. It follows:
"Provided, That after the time for
filing such pledges, and before the
close of the election, should any can
didate die, it shall be the duty of
the State or county executive com
mittee (as the case may be) to afford
opportunity for the entry of other
candidates for the office involved,
and should such death occur more
than 20 days before the first primary
then said committee shall make pro
vision for other additional candidat
es entering the race, but if said
death occur after 20 days then the
balloting for said office shall not be
at the succeeding primary, but at
such other times as may be fixed by
said committee, and that they
shall provide for the filing of pledg
Indorse Tillman's Record.
The report of the committee on
resolutions and platform which wasI
adopted by the convention, recom-|
mended that the following resolu-|
tions be passed:
"Where as, Hon. B. R. Tillman has
for 1S years served the State of
South Carolina in the Unites States
senate with fidelity and conspicuo-us
ability, representing the true senti
ment of our people on national Is
sues., and having by diligence and
long service won a position of com
manding Influence in that body.
"Be It resolved, That this conven
tion heweby indorses his record as
Want Hunter's License
"We advocate the conservation of
the natural assets of the State which
are still in the hands of the people
as a whole, believing that the In
sectiverous birds of the State are the
only true check to insect pests, we
advocate the inforcement of the laws
protectnig them. Realizing fully the
great value of the game birds and
animals of the State, from a finan
cial standpoint as well as from the
standpoint of recreation, and as
those whom the State permits to
take these birds and animals com
pensate the State in some measure
for the use of thIs asset, we believe
that a hunter's license Is the most
effective and practical method of
realizing something from this asset,
as well as a method of raising mon
ey for the purpose of not inly conser
ving the fish and game of the State,
but of enforcing the laws with re
spect to insectiverous birds.
"'We therefore call upon such De
mocrats as are elected to the next
legislature to pass a law providi ag
for a hunter's license, the protection
of insectiverous birds and the in
forcement of the laws with respect.
to fisn and game."
Resolutions indorsing the State
warehouse system and the Farmer's
union, offered by 0. P. Goodwin of
Laurens were passed by the conven
tion. The resolution follo-ws:
"Whereas, At the last sessIon the
legislature enacted what is known as
the State warehouse law, and
"Whereas, This is the most Im
portant step in constructive legisla
tion that has been taken in many
years, and
"Whereas, This is a direct result
of the State from the domination
to improve market facilities; now,
therefore, be it
'Resolved, First: That the State
Democratic conven'tion hereby places
on record its hearty approval of this
measure, congratulates the Farmer's
raion upon bringing it forward and
securing Its enactment, and com
mends the legislature for taking
this advanced step toward emanci
pating, the producers of the wealth
of th eState from the dominaiton
of predatory interests that fatten
alike on producers and consumers.
"Second: That we commend the
Farmers' union for its activities in
tryng to establish in our insti
tutions of learning departments for
the study of 'farm, fnance and mar
kets' and for its efforts to improve
the rural schools of the State. We
would urge all farmers to join thIs,
great organization and make of It at
still more potent force in building up<
of all the interests of our State.
"Third: Representing as we dot
the great Industries of the Sta~te, we I
deem it not only appropriate but I
of great !mportance that we recede
for a few moments from the bus- 1
iness that has brought us togethert
to gi've orpression to our hearty ap
provl ofthee mesure, tat manj
k Mob Takes Young Girl's Assailant
From Tyler Jail and Gives Him to
Fiery Fate.
At Tyler, Texas, Dan Davis, a ne
ro, was burned to death at four
)'clock Sunday morning on the pub
Ic square, after .he had signed a
vritten statement confessing that he
iad criminally assaulted a 16-year
)ld white girl. Eight hundred persons
;articipated -in the lynching.
Before the match was touched to
:he pile of wood on which the negro
tad been placed by the mob, he was tb
igain asked if he was guilty. "I am at
,uilty," he replied in a husky voice. V
A moment later the flames were leap- cr
ng high about his head. N
Davis implicated another negro in F
the crime, saying he is under arrest St
in Waco. Davis was brought here
early Sunday from Athens, Texas. c
Wi'en memb-s of the sherifl'n f~rce v4
arrived at the iail with the aegro, ni
they were con'r iit' i by several ht,- t<
dred citizens who wai(od until the ne- al
gro had written his confession and R
then demanded that he be turne.1 ov- g,
er to them. bi
The officers and citizens inside the it
jail protested, .but finally give the ne- A
gro to the mob, whose numbers made f(
protests useless, the officers say.
From the jail -the man was led to the h
public square, where several wagon r<
loads of wood had been piled. H-e n
was tied to a rail. As the flames p
enveloped him the negro's voice was ic
hoarse and he showed fear, but there m
was no cry from him Runtil the flames f4
seared his flesh, when he moaned. y
The crow dstood around the fire until o
it died down and little was left but a
charred bones and ashes. s
The work of the lynchers was done E
quickly and quietly. The determina
tion of the men who had'the execu
tion in charge appeared to have a C
sobering effect upon them. In his P
written statement Davis told how he c
and another negro attacked the girl, 0
who is the daughter of a farmer, as 5
she was walking along a railroad
track to Tyler, in mid-afternoon, c
Monday, May 13. She was first I
knocked down, he said. e
"Unwritten Law" Wins Acquittal for i
Macon Manslayer.
On his own statement made to the
jury ,that when he saw a man em
gra.-ing a woman in the dusk of the
evening on his porch he thought it
was Mrs. Tindall, and so fired on
Charles H. Taylor, society blood,
when he advanced on him, George F.
Tindall, a laundry wagon driver, was
acquitted of murder in the Superior
Cu: t at Macon, Ga., Friday. Two
months -ago Tindall shot and killed
Taylor, a prominently connected
young man, when he found him sit- ~
ting on the perch of the Tindall home ~
with his arm around 'Miss Lulu Car
ter, a sister of Tindall's wife. The
girl testified that at the time Taylor'
was kIlled he had n his pocket a
marriage license and that they were
to have been married the next day.
Negro Uprising More Dangerous
Than First Believed.. c
Passengers arriving at Key West,1
Fla,. Saturday from Cuba report that
the uprising In the eastern provinces
is more than at first believed and that
the authorities are unable to cope
with the situation. Business houses
at Santiago have instructed their con
nections in Havanna and elsewhere
to cease shipping goods to them. It
is stated there are 4,000 negroes in
Santiago province alone who have
joined the rebellion, and a general
race war is feared. Negroes from
Jamaica and San Domingo are report- C
ed to have joined the rebellion In
large numbers. Cuban Consul Car- ~
rasco of this city has called a meet- ~
ing of local Cubans for the purpose
of raising volunteers for service in
The Result of Suit in Columbia for t
Death of Lineman.
At Columbia, Mrs. Clara J. Eng- p
lish was awarded $20,000 late Sat- e
urday afternoon by a jury in the E
Richand County Court, $14,000 t'
against the Western Union Telegraph b
Company and $6,000 against the Ce- b
lumbia Railway, Gas and Electric ti
Company. The suit was brought for
$100,000 against .these two compan- d
ies, on account of the death of Walter n
L. English. a lineman, who was elec- f
trocuted while at work fixing some a
lines near the baseball grounds in S
April, 1911. It is likely that an ap- p
peal will be taken to the Supreme G
Court. p
Said He Would Shoot Him if He t
Signed the Papers. n
A dispatch fronm Atlanta says that g,
John William Powers is back in Geor- a:
ia a handcuffed prisor~r, despite the tI
fact that he told Governor O'Neal of w
Alabama that he wvould shoot him y
lead in his office at the capital if he j
sad the temerity to issue requisi'tion o,
papers. Governor O'Neal decided he fa
aould take a chance and signed the
papers right under Powers' nose.
Powers is the picturesque outlaw who
-eI ed to -the wilds of Alabama about g,
t year ago and kept the people in the
nountains around Vincent in a con
inued state of terror.
nore to the Industrial development ki
f the State than even the most pr
agunine imagination 4an picture." fth~
"Resolved that we do not approve
>f the proposition whIch is now be- th
ore the country to establish a con-l be
ral bank or natfornal reserve asso- ly
iation, commonly known as the Al- fa
trich plan." w
"Resolved that the delegates to-t
he Democratic National conven- tw
ion from this State be, and they, B]
re hereby, instructed to vote asj sa
ke Senator Thinm the New Jersey
Governor the Strongest Candidate
in the Race and Could Beat Teddy
Roosevelt to a Frzle in Novem
That Theodore Roosevelt will be.
e nominee of the Republican party
Chicago next month and that
oodrow Wilson is the one Demo
at who can take his measure in
Dvember was the opinion expressed
riday in Washington by United
ates Senator Gardner of Maine.
"With Roosevelt as the Republi
n candidate the 'Democratic con
mtion at Baltimore will have to
minate its strongest man in order
win," remarked Senator Gardner
the capitol. "While I know that
oosevelt is insincere and a dema
)gue, his ability to lead people to
flieve that he is for them every day
t the year and that he Is a second
braham Lincoln make him a mo.st
>rmidable candidate.
"No ordinary Democrat can defeat
im. Should the party at Baltimore
cord and one who has not accom
ominate a candidate with a weak
lished something there will be no
ontest. Roosevelt would have a
alkover. A great opportunity is af
rded the Democracy to win this
ear. It has a candidate with a rec
rd of magnificent accomplishments,
man who In intellectual capacity is
cond to none- and a man who can
ieet Theodore Roosevelt on the
tump or elsewhere. That man is
7oodrow Wilson, the great governor
f New Jersey, whose pre-election
romises have squared with his ac
omplishments. Roosevelt would be
n the defensive from the day of Wil
=n's nomination.
"In my opinion the fine vote ac
orded Gov. Wilson in Gov. Har
ion's home State more than ever
mphasizes the fact that opportunity
; offered the Democracy to win this
ear. The splendid race made by
ov. Wilson in Ohio, despite the fact
hat he did not make a speech there,
s rcmarkable, to say the least. We
ave got to nomnate a progressive at
altimore, and Gov. Wilson is the
rogressive candidate in this precon
ention contest.
"Personally speaking, I know that
Foodrow Wilson can carry Maine.
is high character, courageous hon
sty and independence are admired
y our people. His nomination would
sure the party a 5,000 majority
gainst Roosevelt In Maine. I would
ot hazard such an opinion with any
other Democrat running. It will be
ucidal for the Democrats to ignore
he opportunity presented to them In
his presidential contest. We want to
arry Maine this year and to do this
re need the impetus of a winning
ational campaign. Woodrow Wil
on's fight will .be such a campaign.
le is the only man in the country
rho would have a fighting chance to
arry the State against Roosevelt."
Twelve -Are for Wilson.
Stuart G. Gibbons, campaign man
ger -tor Woodrow Wilson, issued a
tatement Friday night in part as fol
ows: "After a very careful canvass
f the delegates elected by the Vir
inia Convention at Baltimore, there
no doubt that Woodrow Wilson has
t least twelve votes out of the total
f twenty-four to be cast by Virginia
he temperament of the Virginia
~onventon and the great enthusiasm
hwn for Woodrow Wilson there
learly indicates that he Is the most
opular in Virginia of any of those
entioned for the Presidency."
With twelve delegates in Virginia
o. Wilson now has 285 votes in the
~altimore convention. The marvel
us run made by Gov. Wilson in GoT.
armon's home State was one of the
Ig surprises of the preconvention
ampaign. It now appears that the
>hio Governor has obtained only 7,
00 majority over Gov. Wilson in the
ntire State and thiat the New Jersef
xecutive almost split even with him
the election of delegates in the
ongressional districts.
A telegram from National Commit
eeman Harvey Garther of Ohio td
Vilson headqoarters states that the
rimary was a victory for Democratic
rogressives in the State, who select
d one-half the delegation. Mayor
aker wired his belief that any at
mpt to adopt the unit rule would
e defeated and ex-Gov. W. W. Dur
in sent this message from Columbus
>Wilson headquarters:
"We have elected 20 out of the 42
istrict delegates -against Gov. Har
ton. The unit rule will .be fiercely
>ught in the State convention. Such
rule can not apply to Ohio, and the
tate can not instruct in view of our
rimary law. Gov. Wilson carriedl
ov. Harmon's home county on the
referential vote, and loses the State
' about 7,000."
While there were no instructions
the Virginia State convention, Goy
filson's friends are satisfied that
ie delegates from the State of his
.tivity will be behind him at Balti
.ore. One halt of the delegation is
r the New Jersey executive, and
nong the number were R. E .Byrd,
te manager in Virginia. Mr. Byrd
ired to Wilson headquarters In
ashington Friday that a good ma
Irity of the delegates can be relied
i to stand by Gov. Wilson and will
.vor his nomination at Baltimore.
tys a Man Who Has Travelled All
Over the State.
The Columbia correspondent to
1 News and Courier says a well
town gentleman, who has travelled
'actically all over the State within
e past few weeks, was n Columbia
rday and in conversation expressed
e belief that Judge Jones would
at Governor Blease overwhelming
at the primary this summer. In
e, he stated that this sentiment
s general wherever he went and
at everywhere he found voters who
o years ago supported Governor
ease turning to Judge Jones and
Id this matter had Impressed him
ever place he visited.

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