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Bryan is Introduced-Clark the Most
Incapable of Combating Republi
cans-Wilson Armed at Every
Point and Splendidly Equipped for a
Success. p
The World's Work for June dis
ousses the Pres!dental candidates of
both the Democratic and Republican
parties. It does not seem to consid- V
er Underwood in the running at all as c
it does not mention his name even.
Here is what It says of the Democrat
ic possibilities: e
William Jennings Bryan. t]
Mr. Bryan, whose career is without *
parallel in our history (certainly
since Henry Clay ceased to be a pres- a
Idental candidate); a man who has y
iVed to see his sucessful competitors
take many of his political doctrines t
and plans and relabel them and get P
credit for them; yet observing this 1
series of events and his series of de- t:
feats with philosophy and even with ,
humor; an enduring campaigner, a
friendly and kindly nature with a s
philosophy of life that gives him a
sincere sympathy with the masses of y
men; a man who missed being the
foremost Democrat of his time by
his intellectual limitations, but a man
whose Instinctive preception of the
Democratic philosophy has made him x
a great leader of the masses; sobered r
by time and become more tolerant and r
broader he is the loudest voice yet in e
expressing his crude cry for justice to I
the unprivileged and forgotten; a
shrewd politician and thrifty, with t
his -belief yet unshaken that he was
born to be president-why not at the y
coming election? A party dictator c
with an air of humility; if his mind
were as good an instrument for clear c
thinking as his voice is for clear y
speaking, he would. long ago have i
been invincible; and he may be in
vincible yet; for he can yet convince c
himself of any popular plausibility, C
and the Republicans may accept a
candidate of desperation.
Governor Judson Harmon. t
Gov. Harmon, a man of com
monplace mind whose thinking was t
done a generation ago; old fashion- c
ed because inert and temperamen- e
tally "stand-pat;" a lawyer of good
practice chiefly corporations; a man
of tor a president if he liven in a
fashioned gentleman furnished to I
order for the present occasion, who t
Would not would have been thought
of for a president if he lived in a
small State; acceptable to those whoC
god is named Status Guo and who
wish a president who will -not dis
turb things; a sort of Intellectual
and political brother to Alton B.
Parker, who once ran for the presi
Speaker Champ Clark
Champ Clark, a good natured
country campeigner and teller of
bucolic yarns, well-liked by his fel
lows of the same calibre in congress,
who call him by his first name; with
out dignity of mind or of manner;
a man to who the routine of party
and of political procedure is the aim
of things and party loyalty Is law;
without any vision of statesman
ship; a common politician of the
personally respectable sort, lacking
in prudence because lacking in
knowledge; with a genius for blund
eriNg speech; without hardness of
mind or of convictions; in the race
as a stalking horse or dummy, as ev
eryone knows but himself, yet a possi
ble nominee by a slip In the game of
the managers of the convention;
perhaps the only Democrat whose
nomination would make Republi
can success certain whoever be the
Republican nominee.
Governor Woodrow Wilson. .
Gov'. Woodrow Wilson, a scholar int
government, with an historical and
political perspective; a man of pro- t
found convictions, holding that t
there should be no class that shall 1
receive privileges from the govern
ment; regarding boss rule and the s
private conduct of public business as e
the worst crimes against political so
ciety; truttful of the people, a Dem- s
oerat In fact; with brief but emi- u
ently successful executive exper- V
lence (the New Jersey of today be
ing a wholly different political comn- t
munity from the New Jersey of two
years ago); courageous because he
has fundamental convictions and a
sturdy seriousness of character; a
man of hIgh ideals to whom politics
has a profound moral signinicance; a'
man with a definite, well-reasoned
porgramme, to whom our national
life are living organisms: his politi- t
seal creed, therefore a working creed C
to fit present problems and not a setC
of fixed formulas: courageous for b
conscience's sake and not from sheer a
love of figh:t; modest to the verge of t:
timidity as regards his personal re- s
lations and fortunes and, therefore, n
handleappedi In a rough race by a e
gentle hesitancy, having the modesty r
of a well bred mind and the humor of a
a philospher; the most convincing e
public speaker in political life, mas- -J
ter of exact language without pedan
try; not favored by those who for any
reason wishi the governmnent to be a
dispenser oif favors or wish it to be
conducted by professional cliques or a
bosses; a man of stern stuff, resolute. i
gently bred and, because of his comn
hination of force, dignity and grace, d
In a class by himself among the can- 1
didates for the presidency; so clearly i1
right-minded and right-tempered that di
if there were a clear-cut presidential t
primary in all the States, he would
pr'obably win the nomination with no
second in the race. As Mr. Roosevelt
gives the Republican party a chance t
to show its desperatioin, so Gov. Wil-K
son give the Democratic partya
chance to show Its wisdom. It would s,
be an Interesting summer if these D
two-this modest man and this other ni
should be nominated. .
Broke Back In Hl,h TDive.
Diving into Blue Spring. at A
hany, Ga., on Sunday, Lee Hill brk r -
his back when he alighted head foe
most upon a swImmer who was be-s
neath the surface. He died afer n
yin unnscmos far several days. 1
ringfield Republican Indicates Var
ious Points at Which He World
Meet and Defeat Roosevelt.
The Springfield Republican, an 'n
pendent newspaper, says:
Assuming that The Republican had
peciall; in mind aMr. Bryan, when it
ud that the Democrats "must have
candidate radical enough to hold
ie radical wing of the Democratic
rty to the last man," in case Mr.
oosevelt should capture the Repin
can nom'nalibn, the Hartford Times
rotests against another Bryan cam
aign. It holds the view that Rcose
alt should be opposed by a Demo
-atic conservative.
We adhere to the view already ex
-essed, although it would not be nec
sary to nominate Mr. Bryan in ord
to hold in line the radical wing of
ie Democratic party. Gov. Wilson
qualified to meet such an emergen
If Gov. Wilson were nominated
Baltimore, he would be sure of
r. Bryan's sincere and whole-heart
I support. He would be able to hold
ie radical wing of the Democratic
rty to the support of the Democrat
ticket. There would be no repeti
on of the Parker campaign of 1904,
hen a million Bryan Democrats, it
as estimated, voted for Roosevelt or
ayed away from the polls.
It is not necessary to "outpoiat"
:oosevelt in an appeal to the discon
mted voters of the country. But It
necessary for the Demecratic party,
it is to win against him, to keep
s own radicals In the fold. Gov.
ilson could do it. He to owned by
o boss. He stands for the "people's
ale." He is controlled by no "inter
st." He is at swords' points with
Wall street." He is sufficiently pro
ressive to make ridiculous a charge
bat the "reactionaries" could en
eble his good intentions. Even La
'olette, estranged from Roosevelt,
Duld support him.
But, at the same time, Gov. Wilson
ould be presented as a foil to Mr.
,oosevelt's most blatant excesses. He
as always opposed the recall of
udges and the recall of decisions; he
ould make mince-meat of the col
nel's "new nationalism;" he could
tand for a certain "wise custom,"
7hile the colonel was standing for
ree presidential terms, with a
urth and a fifth in prospect. On
he tariff issue, he could eat the col
nel alive. As a campaigner, no oth'
r Democrat could surpass him in the
tellectual clarity, precision and ef
ectiveness of his spoken appeal. As
forensic antagonist, he Is a kind
uch as the colonel has never encoun
Gov. Wilson presents an extraordi
ary opportunity for the two wings
e tlie Democratic party to unite on
basis that shall make the party an
ficient Instrument for social and po
tical progress on truly Democratic
ines and an incomparable defense of
he republic against a Rooseveltian
.ynasty. The Democratic attacks on
ti because of his attitude toward
he initiative and referendum In the
everal States seem petty in the ex
reme. We regard him, on the whole,
s a fresh, invigorating and entirely
ane infiuence In the Democratic
>arty, and the political situation Is
pparently shaping itself in a way tc
ake his merits as a candidate so
onspicuouS that one must marvel at
he witless prefudice against him
hich Democrats here and there have
llowed themselves to entertain.
Have conservative Democrats
hought of this-that if they don't
ake Wilson, Bryan may be forced
pon them? If they destroy Wilson,
hat shall It profit them?
is the Vessel Passes Over the Grave
of the Titanic.
An incident which made a tremen
ous impression on the officers of
he Canadian steamer Montmagny,
hile that vessel was eearching for
he Titanic Dead, was described by
be ship's chaplain, the Rev. S. H.
'rince, on his arrival at HalIfax.
"On the morning of May 9th," he
aid, "as we were passing over the
cean grave of the Titanic, the rock
ig of the boat suddenly started the
hip's bell ringing. For fifteen min
tes the bell tolled at regular Izfter
als. It seemed as if the elements
ad been purposely aroused to peal
as sorrowful dirge."
;reaks Record in Capital' Cases,
Think Lawyers.
A negro named John Tillman was
nied for hIs life and acquitted In
ight mainuttes in the Bibb Superior
ort at Macon, Ga., Friday. This is
elieved by Macon lawyers to break
1llegal records for dispatch in the
-al of a capital case. The jury was
lected, the preliminary argument
ade by the solicitor, three witnesses
Camined and a verdict of not guilty
turned. Tillman found hIs wife In
compromising position with anoth
Snegro, whom he killed. The
udge instructed the jury to acquit
le defendant.
Negroes Fear Coming of Axrnax.
The negroes of Ponchatoula, Fla.,
ne sitting up nights keeping watch
fear of their lives. A white man
as been visiting their homes, who
elares himself a representative of
: "sacri!!>o swet." and after present
san applIcation, tells them If they
0 not join, the "axmian" will visit
Vediciit of N"t Guilty.
In less than fie mn:tes after re
ring to th e jury roomn. the jury with
e case of H. W. H~olcouab, Justin F
olbright, James ;aidwin and I .13.
ars. charged with :he murder of
oc Welborn, a mountaineer, on tae
ght of November 12. 1911, at Town-.
1e Anderson county, returned a
Marines on the Way.
Thes U'nited States transport Pra!
with a regiment of marines on
sra for duty in Cuba passed out to
a at 4:1') o'eiock Tuesday after
mu. The Prairie sailed from the:
Letter Referred to by Common Sense,
Organ of the Graee Faction in cf
Charleston, Which Was Written pt
Over a Year Ago by Mayor Grace
to Governor Blease. M
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 18, 1911. It
Hon. Cole L. Blease, Columbia, S. C.
My Dear Governor: As you will re
see from the enclosed clipping from bE
The News and Courier of this date, of
you are reported to have stated infer- G
entially that you intend appointing w
constables in Charleston, and that, in
at an early date. Now, governor, as C1
one of your very good friends, I want dc
to talk to you frankly and in writing
about this subject, and will proceed g<
on the old proverb: "An ounce of al
prevention is better than a pound of e
cure." It were useless for me- to ti
wait until the thing is done and then F<
complain. w
1 lo not believe In autopsies. Cou- ni
pled with this newspaper report, I e
can cite you specific instances coming tb
straight from the sheriff of Charles- -
ton, that you not only intend to ap- el
point constables in Charleston, but In
that you have already fitxed upon the ho
name of Ben Stothart, who practical- t)
ly holds his commission now from
you, but holds it in abeyance until b
you give the anal command. S]
Sheriff Martin told a man In Char- II
leston that he (the man in Question) e~
need have no apprehension about the st
liquor situation because he, Capt. it
Martin, would be able to protect him w
through his intimate relations with is
Ben Stothart, who was about to be w
appointed chief constable. I am also 0
reliably informed that Ben Stothart, r
is, himself, stating that he has been B
practically appointed and is simply g
waiting for orders. is
All these things, and many others
which are too numerous to mention, B
are absolutely inconsistent with what h
you have announced publicly at the N1
Schuetzenplatz in Charleston, and C
what you have told me and Mr. v'
Roessler face to face, to the effect is
that you would not appoint any con- b
stables in Charleston. You will re- P
call also that you made the same c
statement in the St. John's hotel C
when Mr. Heap applied for the posi
tion. i
I realize, of course, that many i
very much interested parties in Char
leston are simply clamoring for the 0
appointment of constables and that
the situation is being presented to
you from every angle, so that unless*
you were absolutely familiar with b
our local politics you would not dis- c
eern the hand of the real author.
But to make a long story short, the c
whole matter Is politics, pure and C
simple. The city and county author
ities are charged under the law with
its enforcement.
It is probable that for political C
reasons at this time. they would like
to use the law as they have done in
the past, for all that it Is worth. But
that anybody has any honest idea or
true purpose to enforce the law a
against the sale of liquor in Charles- s
ton would not be believed even by ae
child here. Think for a minute.g
The dispensary law has been on the b
statute .books for eighteen years. It
has been the football of politics int
Charleston during that time. There d
are more retail licenses here now a
than when It commenced. r<
The man who is sheriff' now was
time, and has ever since been, vest- it
ated, and although he was at that tc
time ,and has ever since been, vest- w
ed, not only with authority but charg- yv
ed with the duty, to enforce it, he has w
skilfully used that authority and s;
abused that duty entirely for politi- fc
cal ends. Now that is the man who, tl
with the taste of his old successes oj
in the manipulation of this law still d:
fresh in his mouth, simply yearns
and languishes for a chance to have *y
that authority agaIn placed indirect
ly in his hands. lHe was your enemy
during your last campaign. In the C
first primary he was out and out for
McLeod and attended McLeod confer
When the fight came down to you sC
and Featherstone, he left town while P
others bore the heat and the burden LC
of the day, and (until we changed "
sentiment in your favor) while those cc
others also have the odium of sup- of
porting you. That same man now S
realizes that after a struggle of eigh- ~
teen years he is about to be beaten tia
in politics, he and his whole rotten se
crw;and by remembering that you W
have a few friends here that are not bN
only friends but vassals of his, he is do
ringing in again the old dispensary di
cry and looking to you, through mu- bi
tual friends, for another reign of the 5t
perversion of that law to his political is
ends. C
Just one word more. Constables,
with but one exception, in my experi
ence, have been inseparable from
graft. When you were elected, peo- tr
plo who realized that you would be ta
lundeor a great debt of gratitude to U
me, If you will pardon me for saying th
so, actuall-y came to me and showed ta
me how I could become rIch by con- w:
trolling the constables. Of course h
they did not understand me. 'fy th
answer was that I would fight to the tb
last ditch to keep the grafting con-.
1stables out of Charleston.
They have never suppressed the
sale of liquor, and they have never nc
seriously tried, but, on the contrary, ci~
have aided and abetted its sale, pro- th
vided that sale brought profits to te
them. The long and short of It is E.
that the appointment of constables In
Charleston to enforce the dispensaryf
law is indefe2nsible from every stan d-j CC
pont And that is all there is to it.' to
Trusting that before you do anything te~
in this respect you will listen to your th
friends who cannot be deceived by of
any clamor that appears to be cited le~
against thei r views. I am,D
Very respectfully, ( co
Jno. P. Grace. Do
___________ ho
W\ilson won fiftee~n delegates In tic
Ohio and eievenI in Virainia, while be
Underwood and Clark won none in ou:
the former and only one or two inl the cm
aee's Charleston Organ Say
Has Practicauly Traced Graft
to the Governor Himelf.
Under the heading of "Graft
afters" Common Sense, the or
the Grace faction in Charles
blished the following editoria:
e issue of May 25:
We are publishing on this pal
:ter written to Governor Bleas
-. Grace about eighteen months;
is the first chapter explanator
e relations which have grown
tween these gentlemen. We ask
aders to weigh every word oJ
cause it touches the vital ques
their self-government. Before
-ace agreed to support Mr. Ble
asked but one question; and
is what did the governor if ele
tend to do toward restoring
iarleston control over her pu
mestic affairs?
His promise was to give us the
st possible measure of freed
Ld upon this assurance Mr. G
erted every effort toward his i
m and toward the defeat of
atherstone, who had in the i
inton manner In a speech af HI
an hall during the campaign in,
t the people df Charleston by tel
em that he did not want their v
-that he was a prohibitionist, ai
ected that he would do everyt
his power to take from Charle
)r right to settle the liquor ques
r herself.
For twenty years this question
%en a thorn in Charleston's
ie has been footballed by every
:ical charlatan who has seen f
:plolt her before the rest of
ate, and we leave It to every ca
idge of present conditions to
hether or not the last con&
not worse than the first. Pt
Ith the object in view of wor
it of Charleston's halvation in
spect Mr. Grace supported Gove
lease, and he took nothing
!anted. He exacted a definite p:
The promise is manisfested in
lease's Innagural message, in w
) recommends the relief sot
'e leave it also to the peop1
harleston ot say whether or n<
olation of Governor Blease's p:
e it was necessary to put coi
es here. In spite of Mr. Gr
otests, he did it. He not only
mstables here, but immediately
nstables began a system of 1
hich has never been equalled
t the worst days of the state die
We make this statement fea
contraditlon. It cannot be de:
e have traced this graft pract
- up to the governor himself;
tat is a shameless situation;
ick of it all, is-who? Read ani
sad the published letter and J
>r yourself. Who represents de
r and honesty in governmen
harleston-Martin or Grace?
barged With Assaulting Wife
Tennessee Farmer.
Jake Samuels, a negro cha
ith criminally assulting the wi:
Robertson county. Tenn., fa
xturday night, was tar n from
ars early Monday morning by ax
ry mob of citizens and riddled
Farmer Ramsey left his wife
ro small chIldren at home alone
iy night to go to Orlinda, one
w-ay to buy some provisions.
)ute he met the negro, San
sowing that Mrs. Ramsey was a:
Is alleged, the negro went d
Sher home and assaulted her.
as dragged from her bed into
ird and when the negro fled
alked half a mile to give the al
imuels' arrest and identifica
llowed. Having been identifie
e assailant, he was taken from
~ficers, carried into a field and
ed with bullets.
bamp Clark Candidate for
Good Fat Offices.
Champ Clark does not seem t<
cock-sure of being nominated
reeIdent as some of his friends
make it appear. A dispatch I
ashington says while expressing
nviction that he would be the I
ratic nominee for the preside
yeaker Champ Clark announcec
auld file his candidacy for re-c
-n to congress from the Ninth
uri district. In a statement w
as accompanied by another sig
the entire Democratic Miss
legation to congress, he said
d so .because of the pres
ought to bear upon him by his
tuents. Congressman Unders
also a candidate for re-electio:
Decrease In Tag Tax.
Reports on the fle in the st
saurer's office show the fertil
g tax sales for the year to be $2
8 as compared with $235,352
e same period last year. There
r of 25 cents a ton on fertili2
iich shows that over 800,0001
.ye been purchased by the fart
is year. The fund from the sal
e tax goes to Clemson College,
Watson Must Be Crazy.
"I am convInced that the tim
t far off when rule-or-ruin po
Ls working in cor.junction o
a Romanists will make another
npt upon my life," declared Tl
Watson, at Atlanta on Tuesday
All the facts brought out in
atests of Charleston and Geoi
vn before the credentials comi
)of the State Convention sho
it the rules governing conventi
the Democratic party were sha:
sly violated in both counties.
mocrats of these counties she
ne to Orangeburg and get a:
inters from Chairman Lide as
w to run primaries and cons
ns of the party. No method co
fairer than the one adopted
e effcient County Chairman
1 it It Is Estimated That With Normal
Up Crops Over Fifty Million Dollars T
Is Wasted Each Year.
and The baling and marketing of cot- Ti
gan ton by the experts in the South
ton, comes in for considerable criticism
in in an article in the Daily Consular
and Trade Reports. As a result of
eb complaints filed and on investigation
Igo. it is estimated that the people of
r of the Solith lose about $50,000,000
up each year on a normal crop. The cc
our report states that Jno. M. Carson has ip
it, made a thorough investigation in st
tion this territory and the bureau of man- F
Mr. ufacturers will issue the report in bi
ase, the result of these investigations ic
that shortly. The bulletin report says: sa
2ted "Cotton is probably the greatest u]
to single contributor to the world's di
rely commerce. Cotton grown in the di
United States constitutes about 70 m
lar- per cent of the entire consumption tl
om; of the world. Of the 1911 crop there fiI
race were ginned in the United States up
,lec- ward of 16,000,000 bales of 500 m
Mr. pounds each . At current rates the w
aost value of the year's crop is over a k:
ber- billion dollars. Notwithstanding the r(
ult- enormous value of this American g,
ling cotton crop no other commodity B
otes known to commerce s so carelessly cl
d If treated by the producer and those en- 13
ling gaged in preparing if for -market. d
ston The money loss to the producer In si
tion consequence of this carelessness has a
been placed by men competent to
has make intelligent estimates at $50,
side 000,000 per annum on a normal a
po- crop, and large as is this sum, it does d
t to not include many items of fixed 0
the charges that attach to the system In o
adid vogue of conveying cotton from the fi
say gin to the mill that could be dispens- o
tion ed with, the abolition of which would a
rely result in a saving of many million b
king dollars annually. n
this "The present method of baling d
rnor and preparing cotton for market have e
for been a subject for investigation by u
om- the bureau of manufacturers, and thfe ;'w
result of inquiries by commercial F
Gov. agents and consular officers have been
hich published from time to time in Daily
ght. Consular and Trade Reports and in
e of monographs that were given wide ti
t in distribution. These publications con- $
om- centrated public attention upon the G
sta,- disgraceful and wasteful system in r
ce's vogue, and were followed on the ]
put part of common carriers and com
the mercial bodies directly concerned in a
raft marketing cotton by efforts to .bring k
ven about improved conditions. Unfor- b
pen- tunately, in the absence of organiza- c
tion that would include the princi
rless pal growing States, there was no c
1ied- concentration of effort, and in view c
cal- of the great volume and value, the d
and large area covered, spreading over d
and boundary lines of ten or more States, a
i re- and the number and character of the b
dge people employed in the industry, It p
cen- is very doubtful whether remedial p
t in rieasures can be successful-ly intro- I
duced through the initiative of indi.. c
vidual, association or States. I
The mportance of this subject, ~
which is of the utmost concern, not
of a alone to the people of cotton growing t
States, but to the entire county, im- a
pelled the bureau of manufacturers b
to renew former activities in this a
rged direction, and Commercial Agent
e of John M. Carson was assigned to vis
mer it the principal points for concen
ofli- tration of cotton In the South, and tos
tan- confer with men engaged in the sev
with eral branches of the industry, from $
the farm to the mill, with the object
and of ascertaining whether any plan or
Sat- system for the .better and more eco-' E
mile nomical preparation of cotton forc
En market could be devised that would r
mel. meet with the general approval and II
one, cooperation of all the parties Im
trect mediately concerned. In the course
She of his inquiries, Maj. Carson found ~
the a universal desire for a betterment
she of existing conditions and a readinesss
-rm to cooperate in any movement to es
,ton tablish a practical system calculated
d as to secure the marketing of cotton in
the accordance with modern economic
rid- commercial methods. L
"When completed, the results fot
Maj. Carson's inquiries, together with ~
-00 observations of existing conditions, t
and the wastefulness, irritations, ~
Two contentions, and litigatlons that nat
urally spring from them, will be
published by the bureau of manu- p
) be facturers in pamphlet formi for gener- L
f al distribution."P
for_______________ ti
try ' ' 't
rom The love of home and the marriage C
the tie are not so pronounced and fixed d
em- that they can be lightly treated. Such g
cy, an institution as the home and the d
I he relation between man and wife are so h
lec.. sacred that any parody upon them or t
Mis- any frivolous reference should be b
ich ondemned without stint because theya
~ned serve to undermine reverence, lovt
:uri and loyalty. This comment Is sug- a
he Igtsted by a recent party given in one
sure of our large cities by a number of k
:on- divorced men. The songs, mottoes,
ood toasts and other features of the oc- a
a to casion were discreditable in the ox
treme and calculated to influenoe l
weak people against the home and its i
ate n
izr A New York Republican who did a:
04,.. not vote in the primary In his State, ec
for claims that the small vote In the Re- C
Is a publican primaries shows that the ei
ers, Republicans are not Interested in ki
ons Roosevelt or Taft, and that a Demo- -K
iers crat like Wilson could defeat eithcer w
a of of them. As a proof of his assertia:1 ni
he says that he and four Republican in
neighbors would vote for Wilson- di
a is A dispatch from Houston. Texas, ti
liti- says "demonstrating what its mem- ar
rith bers call a real political upheavel in th
at.. Texas the Woodrow Wilson majority hi
los. in the State Democratib presidential of
convention took complete control of di
the convention and sent an instruct- vc
the ed delegation of the party to the Na-'.
g-g tional Convention for Wilson." Good I
nit. for Texas . jri:
red ' '(' '
ons Both Congressman Clark and Un- T1
ne- derwood are candidates for re-elec- wi
[he tion fronm their respective districts. p1
uld This shows that neither of these 's
ew gentlemen have any serious notion of~ as
to being nominated for President. jsa
en- , , ,- ga
uld iNo reactionary candidate that the or
by jDemocrats could nominate could do- wi
rI feat Roosevelt should he win the Re- al
in- publican nomination. It would take cc
a promressive Ilke Bryan or Wilson. '.th'
stifles as to His Visit to Cincinnat
to Inspect Bottling Plants WitI
Other Defendants and Denied Em
phatically that He Even Got An:
Money Except His Salary.
William 0. Tatum, of Orangeburi
unty, one of the three defendant
the "label case," took the witnes:
and to testify in his own behal
riday in the Richland court, thu;
-eaking the precedent hitherto fol
wed by the defense in all dispen
ry graft trials of maintaining ai
ibroken silence and letting the jur:
cide the issues on the State's evi
nce. Besides his personal -testi
ony, Tatum's attorneys put u]
ree character witnesses, who testi
d to his good character.
IMr. J. A. Wyman, of Bamberg, for
er mayor of the town, was the firs
itness for defendant, Tatum. H,
2ew Tatum and testified tha thi
putation for truth and veracity wa
mod. Mr. G. Frank Bamberg, o
amberg ,testified to Tatum's gooi
iaracter and veracity. Mr. W. Y
rabham, of Bamberg, testified, a
d some other witnesses. They a]
oke of Tatum in the highest term
a man and citizen.
W. 0. Tatum on Stand.
W. 0. Tatum, one of the defend
its, then took the stand in his ow
fence. He is a resident of Cope, I
rangeburg county, is fifty-two year
age, and has seven children. Is
Lrmer, was a member of the Hous
Representatives for eight year,
ad four years on the Penitentia'
ard. Was elected dispensary con
issioner in 1904 and assumed hi
uties on March 4, 1904. He detai
I the duties of his office. He wa
nder the State board of contro
hich at that time consisted of "Hub
vans, John Bel ITowill, and T. T
Said conditions of dispensary wa
deplorable". When he took charg<
ere were some overdue drafts c
500,000. Thought of resigning, bt
overnor Heyward induced him t
ntain hi soffice and he thought b
ought he could put dispensary o
s feet. He required clerk to attet
11 checks and put him and the bool
eepers under bond. This had neve
een done up to the time 'he too
arge. Bond of clerk was $5,000.
Tatum said his duties were to tas
harge of stock, ship it out; ha
barge of inspectors, and he was uz
er $75,000 bond. Had nothing t
o with purchases and was never i
ny meeting unless they sent for hin
ever would know what board ha
urchased, but would see list in pa
er and some times, when he aske
-they would send him a list. Ri
eived goods when they came il
ihen he took charge the dispensar
ad between $800,000 and $1,000
00 stock on hand. Under the A<
-e capital stock was to b'e$400,00'
nd that was what they were allowe
y law to carry. Law provided the
11 over $400,000 must go into scho<
Witness said to reduce indebte<
ess he proceeded to reduce tb
tock; succeeding In about te
ionths in reducing dead stock t
15,000; sales run fram $350,000 t
500,000 a month..
To do away with impressionC
raft, they did away with so muc
se goods, put in bottling plant an
un out the case goods, said witnest
replying to a question by Mr M<
oughlin. Said our board agreed t
ut in the bottling plant, and az
ointed a committee of Towill an
ykin to go along with :him and ir
ect bottling plants; Instructed hil
Sgo along with this committe<
hich was going to Cincinnati to bu
tels, to inspect bottling plant
ent with Boy'kin to Augusta, via Al
inta, to Cincinnati. Simply wer
ere and looked over ,bottling plan1
ad selected what machines h
ought necessary. Said he ha
othing to do with It and never eve
iked anything about It.
Witness said he inspected bottlin
Ian tof Bluenthal & Bickert In A1
nta and visited several bottlin
lants in Cincinnati, "the home c
e liquor business," he said. Wet
irough six or eight there. Wasi
incinnati three days, Including Sur
ay. Met Dennis Weiskopf at lunc
rst day he was in Cincinnati, b-u
idn't discuss label business wit
ir. Visited his bottling plant whil
iere. Said they visited Weiskopf
attling plant In company with hin
ad he thought I1-. A. Goodman an
obably John Earley. "We discuss
I glass on that visit," said witness
ld he and Boykin visited WeiE
opf's lithagraphing plant and h
ent through the plant while Boykia
id Weiskopf went off to the latter'
lce. Heard no discussion of th
el business and was no party to
any way, shape or form.
The only two men he knew in Cin
ati, said witness, were Goodma:
id Earley, and Goodman accompan]
I his and Boykin from Columbia ta
incinnati, they happening to run ov
-Goodman on the train. Didn'
10w he was going ot be on train
new nothing of Goodman's havini
red Earley to meet him in Cincin
tti. They first saw Earley at depo
Cincinnati. "I had no businesi
alings with Goodman and Earley
t they showed me such social atten
ans as one gentleman would shov
other,' stated witness, referring t(
e fact that they were the only one!
knew there. Said first he knev
labels was when they came to th(
spensary; that he never saw the in
ic for the labels; that it went tc
e directors.
The board of directors ordered
ats paid and the whiskey housex
ew the drafts through loca.1 banks.
'e clerk attested checks and then
tess woul dsign them. "It was a
yscal impossibility for me to in.
ect every check, for I often signed
high as $100,000 in one day,'
id Tatum. Witness told of invest'.
ting committee of 1905 frequently
dering him not to Day certain bills
ich they were investigating and he
vas carried out their orders. The
mfittee never told him not to pay
The Physicians Suspect Some Heredi
tary Taint, but Are Unable to Solve
the Mystery.
Mystification was added to the Ca
grief of John Baumeister and his
wi-fe when Friday they sat at a little
cot in Cooper Hospital at Camden, N.
Y., and saw their five-year-old daugh
ter die, the little one writhing In just
such convulsions as had killed four
other of their children, all in the last
-four years and all curiously, just as
they had attained the age of five
years. ab
From the bed of the dead child, Sn
Rose, they turned to yet another cot ic
where another of their children,
Alice, only three and a half years
old, was also ill of the strange con- s
vulsions. And in dumb wretchedness s
they awaited the coming of her death ga
also. But little Alice was spared to
them for the time at least. She had cO
so far recovered that the physicians sil
gave her parents permission to take in
her home. by
But the man and his wife, as they ga
t sat in their comfortable home at No.
? 267 -Kaighn avenue, both wept as sp
5 they admitted that they had little is:
s hope that Alice would be spared to of
f them long. th
I "We have had seven children," the a3
- mother said, "and but two remain
s with us-Alice, the little girl, who C,
[ nearly died to-day, and our son. He ta
51 we hope and believe to be out of dan- se
ger. He was our first child, and is a sl
strong, healthy boy. He has never
- benz afflicted with the convulsions cl
t that came upon all his six sister-a e<
I strange trouble. Some of the doc- la
s tors ihave said that there must be bi
a some hereditary failing, but neither
e my husband nor myself can under- b
, stand that, because there is no his
y tory of anything like these convul- m
- sions in the family of either of us." ci
S iIT. Baumeister said that the af- e(
- fliction was almost too hard to bear.
S The children were always healthy in tc
, appearance, he said, but experience t,
had taught the parents that these a
outward signs were not dependable. a
One after another, while in seeming
s good health, rosy-cheeked, bright-ey- 1
, ed, full of activity and laughter, the a
f little girls were stricken and puzzled T
t doctcrs worked to cure them in vain. ei
> At most, it would be a matter of p
e few days and the child would die.
EL Always, the fatal attacks had come d;
t upon the children in their fifth year. ti
e Two Were Snake Bitten and One U
d Fals in Tub of Water. U
a A most distressing occurrence re- 1
t cently took place in Craven County, 0
. N. C., in which three children of o
d George Adams lost their lives. His
- wife was doing some washing in the
d yard while the children, the eldest
-.eight and the youngest one year old,
.played nearby. t
y Noises were heard from a nest ac
-cupied by a setting hen, when Mrs. 1
t Adams told the eldest .boy to go
, throw the fowl off the nest. The boy u
d went and without looking, put his ~
t hand into the nest to catch the hen. a
1. He quickly withdrew it, crying that ~
she had pecked him. The second boy b
- volunteered to throw off the hen, but d
esoon screamed, that he had been
n pecked also. The mother rushed to S
0 the nest and found a rattlesnake -in a
0 it, and to her 'horror saw that the g
snake had bitten both the -boys.
S'In her anxiety to do something for f'
1 the older boys, the one year old child ii
1 was forgotten for the time being, ti
, and when she returned for it, found- b:
-that it had climbed over in ~the tub of o
0 water and was drowned. The two
- boys that had been 'bitten by the rat
d tlesnake died the same day, and all
-three children were buried together
1 in the same grave. T
A Mysterious Prisoner Ends His ce
5 Days by Hanging.
dA mysterious life inmate of the ti
SNew Hampshire state prison, known E
as "John Doe," no reliable informa- B
tion ever having been secured as to ir
his full name or past history, com- hi
mitted suicide in his cell during the f4
night by hanging hismself to a grat- H
ing with a rope made from his mat
tress. On February 10, 1906, Doe C
and an accomplice, Joseph Gouin, a ic
French-Canadian, after robbing a g
safe in Dover, boarded the St. John- g<
Boston train at Rockingham Junction Pl
and killed an Italian passenger in the tJ
smoking car. Both were captured af- ha
ter an exciting chase and on May 15, w
following, were sentenced to prison,, le
Doe for life and Gouin for thirty isl
years. H
why it should be held up.
STatum said he never received any t
money from G-oodman and that Er t
ley's testimony to this effect was
false. He never received a cent, for B
his expenses were paid by the State. l
Said during Lis term of office never
received a cent except his salary from o
the State and none of the whiskey
we02 ever offered him any money. He~
assstedi the investigating committee p
and remained with the dispensary ar
superintendent under the~ Mur~ray
cmmission until the stock was sold.
"Neve~r did anything which I amn notm
wiiing for tihe world to kno,v." he at
sad. speaking of his acts while he of
was dispensary commissioner, Knew by
of no wrong-doing on the part of I
Towill, he said. tic
Witness testified that under inter- sh
pretation of the Act by L. J. W11- LO
lams, they could have over $400,000
stock in the dispensary and that all
above that had to be a liability. Wit- sur
ness said that before Towill and Boy- he
kin went out of ofiice that there was we
some complaint about excessive or- sh<
ders and excessively high priced Ii- me
quors and he had protested against is
this matter; said they were short of col
room when he protested; that the in
warehouse was full, an extna house utt
jin the yard was full, and there was for
more liquor than they knew what to tha
do with: that he knew some of the ani
liquor was returned to the owners.
Said he knew that Boykin and To
will's successors returned a large net
part of this liquor, following a report gir
made by Mr. J. E. McDonald, of w
ptain Lord, of Californian, Held
Responsible for Great Loss of Life
in not Lending Aid and English
Board of Trade and White Star
Line Severely Critclsed.
Blame for the disaster is charge
le directly to the failure of Captain
iith to heed repeated warnings of
bergs ahead, but responsibility for
necessary loss of life must be
ared by Capt. Lord, of the steam
ip California, through his disre
rd of distress signals.
This is the finding of the Senate
mmittee which investigated the
iking of the Titanic, as 'prepared
a comprehensive speech delivered
William Alden Smith, of Michi
.n, chairman of the committee.
Senator Smith declared that re
onsibility also rests upon the Brit
3 board of trade, "to whose laxity
regulation, and hasty Inspection,
e world is largely indebted for the
-ful fatality."
in denouncing Capt. Lord, of the
lifornian, the Senator said the Ti
nic's distress signals were plainly
en from the deck of his vessel, a.
ort distance away.
America will leave to England the
Lastisement of those guilty, assert
the Senator, and he quoted British
w to show that Capt. Lord might
prosecuted for a misdemeanor.
Other conclusions presented, In
-ef, were as follows:
Before the Titanic departed on her
aiden voyage there were no suffi
ent tests of boiler, bulkheads,
luipment or signal devices.
Officers and crew were strangers
each other and not familiar with
te ship's implements or tools, and
) drill or station practice took place
id no helpful discipline prevailed.
The speed of the Titantic was 24
.2 miles an hour at the time of the
:cident, although the officers of the
!tanic had been advised of the pres
ice of icebergs by the steamships
altic, Acerica and Californian.
Passengers were not advised of
nger, although President Ismay, of
e White Star Line, who was taking
Le vessel's maiden voyage, was in
rmed. No general alarm was given
Dr -an? organized system of safety
Of the 1,324 passengers and 899
embers of the crew on board, there
as room in the lifeboats for only
,176 persons and because of lack of
rderly discipline the boats took off
ly 704 persons, 12 being rescued
'om the water.
Officers of the White Star Line
battled with. the truth" after re
~iving information from their Mon
eal office Monday morning follcw
g the accident.
Senator Smith condemned "antiq
ted shipping laws and overripe ad
inistrative boards" and asked that
.1 nations act together in shipping
~forms. "New laws," he said, "will
est testify our affection for the
Captain Rostron, of the rescue
ip Carpathia, was praised by Sen
or Smith, and he urged that Con
ress recognize his valor.
At the outset, Senator Smith de
nded the course of his committee
iholding British subjects to secure
eir testimony without delay, and
refly answered criticism of his lack
Snautical knowledge.
Senator B. R. Tmflnn.
"The scars of a veteran are, the
ablest insignia of honor. Senator
llman, of South Carolina, was nev
Sa greater figure in American eyes
an in these days of his ill-health.
ut no amount of physical suffering
Lf break a spirit as indomitable as
Lat of any man who ever lived. The
arlessness, the Intellectual power,
te invincible will of Senator Till
an are what they have always been:
e Is a candidate for another term
the Senate. It should be granted
unWe are sure -hIs constituents
el, as the country does, about the
"No legislator in the American
angress is Senator Tillman's super
r in parliamentary knowledge and
'asp of the practical workings of
>vernment. Sprung from the peo
e, heart, brain, and soul a man of
te people, beginning against the
mdicap of great odds, he fought his
ay to the foremost rank of orators,
gislators and parliamentarians by
teer genius and force of character.
is great personality has subdued
.e animosities of an earlier time.
ghteen years in the Senate have
ade him understood, not only by
e State of South Carolina, but by
e whole nation.
"The United States recognizes in
njamin R. Tillman one of the ab
at and most dauntless champions
liberty, one of the most relentless
es of special privileges who ever
ew breath. In a stronghold of
utocracy -he has fought, year In
.d year out, the battles of the peo
e. The Senate, the American Re
blic, cannot afford to lose Till
m." This deserved tribute to Sen
3r B. R. Tillman is from The Times
Buffalo, N. Y., owned and edited
Norman E. Mack, one of the lead
g Democrats of New York, and Na
nal Democratic Chairman. It
ows the esteem In which our Senior
is held all over the country.
A man has just been left a large
a of money because some years ago
did a kindness to a woman who
s In distress. Well it pays to
> kindness. The financial returns
.y seldom come, but that, after all,
a small matter to any chivalric,
irteous person. There Is payment
the act itself, for every kind word
ered and every kind action per
med brings a double blessIng in
t it blesses both the one who gives
1 the one to whom it is given.
lhe grace of continuance is much
Ided with many people. They be-.
twell and enthusiastically the
rk they take In hand but they give
befre ii- Is finished.

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