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VOL.. 2.^*303*
'AY, AUGUST 14, 1903.
NO? 40.
Senator Barton trom Kansas No
Match for Senator Tillman
To the Groat Force or tho South
Carolina Senator this Pre
judiced Newspaper Paya
a Tribute.
Senator lien Tillman has impressed
them out west as a strong one, sure.
They have pitted against him In a
Joint debate on the race question
Senatbr Rurton, of Kansas, who has
held some sway as a scholar and an
orator of ability. Read herein below
what Senator Tillman has done to Iiis
opponent from Kansas, as interpreted
by the Chicago Chronicle:
Whatever wc may think of the
ideas and sentiments entertained by
Renjamin R. Tillman, we cannot hut
concede the force and virility of his
character, lie has been called a bar
barian, but if he has the barbarian's
savagery he has likewise thc barbar
ians strength. Ile is not the .sorter
man against whom weaklings may bc
sent. Thc people who are managing
the hlppodroming debate between
Senatur Tillman and Senator I lu rion
owe it lo their patrons-the people
who pay money at the box oltioe - to
maintain-at least a show of a contest.
? They owe it to the country a! '-'rge
to pit against the man from South
Carolina some one who is capable of
confuting him-some one who can
expose the fallacies which Mr. Till
man deals out with the air of an
These be hard facts, and, bearing
as they do upon the friend and ad
viser of the president, they are worthy
to challenge the attention of Mr.
Roosevelt as well as the country at
large. Having said so much of Till
man, the Chicago Chronicle takes
occasion tn declare the Nnrth is no
more pro-negro than the South, and
adds that Senator Tillman, assuming
it ls, sets up a man of straw which
-. * Burton accepts and seeks to defend,
. and which the South Carolinian
demolishes in spite of the Kansas at
tempt to protect it. There is nu
more social equality between blacks
and whites in Chicago than in Char
leston. There is no more motion ol'
amalgamating the races hy marriage
lu New York than there is in New
The managers of the oratorical sol t
glove contest owe it to the north to
send a stout and worthy champion
against the gentleman from South
? Carolina." Snob a champion will not
utter feeble and prefunctory conven
tionalisms about educating the negro.
He will not use thc language of the
tea party or church sociable. He will
tell the truth and unmask humbug,
and he will not be particular about
the exact language he employs in do
ing so. He will keep Ben jami ti ll.
Tillman to the facts and he will
make it perfectly clear that while the
north is no more 'negrophile' than
the south it is determined that thc
south shall not disfranchise thc negro
and still continue to count him asa
basis of representation. There plenty
of such men available. If the rhetori
cal circus ls to continue their ranks
should bc drawn upon. Mr. Uurton
has neither the vocabulary nor thc
personal standing for thc task that he
has assumed."
In commenting on the above the
Atlanta Journal says:
Senator Burton is no weakling.
The Chronicle has merely made the
mistake of judging thc man by the
size and strength of the views he is
airing on thc race question. Thc pa
per's estimate, from which thc above
is taken, deals too harshly with thc
Kansan for failing to accomplish what
all others from that section and other
sections have failed to accomplish
namely, to-answer Tillman'? argu
We recall an occasion in the United
States senate wherein the stern faced
old warrior from South Carolina stated
his creed on very much the same lines
as he has stated them out west. On
that occasion he cordially invited any
gentleman within Iiis hearing to arise
and reply to his statements if they
dared. Noue dared--or at least none
replietir No newspaper called them
weakling then, because such men as
G. F. Hoar, Henry C. Lodge, Mar
cus A. Hanna, John C. Spooner,
Chauncey M. Depcw and Nelson W.
Aldrich were there-to say nothing bf
Platt and (?nay.
The Chronicle goes on-to say that
Tillman's "fallacies" ari; his beliefs
that the north recognized thc negro as
social equals and that the north want
ed the fourth tu submit tp negro do
mination, it wants some mau strong
enough to show these beliefs up as
fallacies, a man who can prove, to
quote its own-words, that "there is no
more social equality between blacks
and whites in Chicago than there is
in Charleston. There is no more
notion ol* amalgamating thc races by
marriages in New York than there is
in New Orleans."
He would bc a strong man indeed
who could prove this in the face of
Hie Hooker Washington dinner given
hy a New York President: the ap
pointment of negroes over white peo
ple by a New York president: the in
vitation given negroes to attend a
white house sociable by a New York
president; thc expenditure of Chicago
money on educating the negro so that
the laws which require an educational
qualification of voters shall not dis
franchise him in districts when* he
outnumbers the whites.
If such a man can he found we
should he glad to pay tho price de
manded at thc gate to hear him. He
is not in the United States senate,
for Tillman gave everyone there an
opportunity to prove these "fallacies"
and none grasped it. He is not on the
lecture platform, else we had heard
him down tills way long ago. He is
not in Hie house of national represen
tatives, for several of Tillman's way
of thinking have offered similar op
portunities for replies there. In
point of fact, we do not believe he ex
ists Who can p-swer the Tillman argu
ment. It ne. : has been answered.
It ls our tlrm conviction that lt will
uever be answered hy word ?of mouth.
Certain events now transpiring dai
ly in the north lead us to believe that
it will be answered in another way
affirmatively answered, as it were.
They are beginning to show, in other
words, a decided disposition to agree
with Senator Tillman and the rest of
?lob Takes Him From Victim's
Fattier and HUIIRH Him.
Despite the efforts of the victims
father, Sheriff Richards of Asotin
county Wis., who had sworn in 25 de
puties to guard the man, William
Hamilton, a well-to do farmer, the
self-con fessed murderer of a little
Mabel Richards, was forcibly taken
rrom tho Asotin county jail shortly
after midnight and lynched by a mol)
of more than 1,000 men which had
been congregating all day from all
parts of Asotin county.
About 12.15 o'clock a band of men,
their faces concealed with handker
chiefs, marched to the jail. Thc
officers and guards were swept aside
and the keys taken from the jailer.
The bars ol* thc cell had to bc sawed
before the door could be opened.
Hamilton was then dragged from the
prison and into thc yard.
Meanwhile another hand of masked
meti had marched to the jail. They
kept back the crowd which had wait
ed all night tor the lynching. Guard
ed by several masked men the mob
came from the jail with Hamilton
followed by other members. Then
the man who had been guarding the
jail formed about captive and captors,
and kept the crowd away. Wi ten the
lynchers with Hamilton reached First
and Killmore streets they halted under
a guy wire connection electric light
poles. Hamilton was -asked if li?
wanted to confess. Ile did so.
Finally he asked that his jewelry and
trinkets he had he given his father
and mother and it was promised that
this would be done.
Then there was another delay.
The manner of Hamilton's death was
being discussed. Some wanted to
torture him, but it was decided to
hang him. A mask was put over thc
man's head, a rope aro?:nd his neck,
thrown over the guy wire and seized
hy many of the lyndheas. When they
were certain he was dead the body
was left suspended. The crowds then
Green Fired in Cold Hlood Upon the
l>viiif? ?lew Fetldler.
A gentleman from A-ikcn who was
in the city Monday states that the
killing "of Shrasky, the* Jew peddler,
was.a more dastardly piece of business'
than it has been reported-and the
puhlised statements were shocking
enough in themselves. It is told in
Aiken that the peddler was shot down,
but not killed immediately., and that
he begged piteously for his life. His
answer was another load of shot,
bringing death to end his agony.
lt is claimed that eye-witness can
be produced who will corroborate this
statement. Thc man, George Toole,
who was placed under airest, is in dan
ger of serious trouble, hut it is claim
ed in his behalf that he had nothing
to do with thc assassination, that his
only guilt is in not communicating to
the officers of the law the news that
he had fouud the dead body and lt was
fear of G reen which prevented Toole
from reporting thc matter.
Green is a desperate man. His
brother is said to have been a had
man, and was tried for killing his own
brother in-law, a man named McClcan.
Governor Hey ward has offered a re
ward for Creon's capture.
This dastardly murder occurred near
the Georgia line, a long ways from
tlic Chinquepln section of the county
which was the scene of bloodshed hut
a few days ago.
No Hunk Examiner.
Thc Columbia Record says thc gov
ernor, secretary of state, attorney
general, comptroller general and state
treasurer have decided that no state
bank examiner could be appointed un
der thc present act, owing to its de
ficiencies. The hoard '.vas in session
for a considerable time on the matter
about which several letters have been
written lo the governor. As thc law
was Interpreted, however, the board
decided that there was no lixed
method hy which the banks could be
assessed equally and no method of
collecting the assessment by the re
spective colinby auditors. Thc act is
very general in its nature, simply pro
viding for the appointment of an ex
aminer, at a salary of $1,500 per an
num, and was passed in 1 HOT. All the
oilier administrations let thc matter
go hy and the legislature has never
taken it up again. The many de
ficiencies in the act will be shown hy
the attorney general, who ls prepar
ing a review of it, and the 'egislature
will have its attention called to these
to remedy or not as it sees lit.
Cash 1er ls (?OUR.
On account ol' alleged shortage In
the accounts of T. W. Dewey, cashier
ol' Hie Farmers' and Merchants1 bank
ol' Newborn, N. C., the bank has been
compelled lo go into liquidation. The
amount of the alleged shortage is
large, hut the sum has not been ascer
tained. There was no trouble about
paying all depositors and creditors in
full. Mr. Dewey, the cashier, left
Newborn last Saturday night week
slating Huit he would return either
Monday night or Tuesday morning.
He has not returned anti it ls not
known where lie is.
IC II led Fil'ty Turks.
A special messenger rrom Monastia
reports that the Mulgar ian insurgen Ls
have dynamited the governor's palace
in Hie town ol Krushevo, 22 miles
north ol' Monastir. Fifty q'urks were
Two linds Drowned.
The dead bodies ol' Ernest and Ray
mond Connor, aged respectively ll
and HI years, were found in Hie creek
near their home ?it Harlow, N. C.,
Wednesday. It is believed that they
had been playing on a raft and rell
into thc stream.
Bryan Gives a Full History of His
Political Career.
He Hu? Never Denied IIIB Affiliation
With thc Democratic Party
or Permitted it tu lie
The gold democrat?, unable to make
a successful attack upon the princi
ples for which Mr. Bryan stood tus the
nominee ol' tile party, and which he
now def ends, are attempting to ques
tion his right to membership in tile
democratic party. Three points arc
urged against him. First, he is quoted
as saying at some time (tlie dat? is not
iixed) prior to I SOU j that lie was not a
democrat, but a bimetallism Second,
that lie voted for General Weaver in
181)2; and,- third, that lie advocated
principles which are not democratic.
Tl io lirst charge is cu ti rely without
foundation. Mr. Bryan never at any
time or place denied his political af
filiation with tlic democratic party or
permitted it to be quustiotu.il. His
parents were democrats liefere him,
and lie counted himself a democrat in
his youth because his parents were,
and after lie was grown, was a demo
crat because of Iiis belief in demo
cratic principles and policies, lie
made democratic speeches In 1 SSO, be
fore he was old enough to vote, and
has made democratic speeches in
every campaign since. He lias at
tended demncratic conventions for
about twenty years and has never been
a delegate, to a convention of any other
party. He has favored fusion with thc
populists Iii Nebraska for the reason
that upon the questions immediately
belore the country the populists and
democrats agree, their di Ile re noes be
ing as to questions not reached.
lu 18110 Mr. Bryan was nominated
for congress by a democratic conven
tion and was elected, defeating both
the republican candidate and thc po^'j
list candidate. Ho was renominated
for congress in 1S'.'2 and again elected,
defeating this time also a populist as
well as a republican. In 181)4 lie was
the nominee of the democratic state
convention for tlic United States sen
ate, but was not indorsed by tlie popu
list state convention. While he would
probably have received tlie votes of
populist members of tlic legislature if
their .%votes could have elected him,
Just as Senator Allen luid received the
democratic votes in tlie legislature
two years before, thc republicans had
a majority in thc legislature elected
in 181)4-thc year in whicli Mr. Cleve
land's administration was so overwhel
mingly condemned. .- Nearly all of the
populists vuted for a member ol'.thejr
own party.
At tlfe close of the G3rd congress,
iii March, 18!)f), Mr. Bryan joined
with Mr. Blsnd in preparing aud cir
culating an appeal to the democratic
believers in bimetallism to organize
and secure control of the democratic
organization. From that date on to
the meeting of the Chicago convention
he visited all parts of thc country, at
tending democratic, meetings and con
ventions and giving whatever assis
tance he could to the democratic be
lievers in bimetallism. There was
never any question raised a.s to ids
party relations.
In 1891 a few democrats left the
democratic state convention and nomi
nated what they called "a straight
democratic ticket." This ticket re
ceived about live thousand votes in tlie
state. The bolting organization was
maintained until after thc election of
lSiXi. In 1805 the organization se
cured for this ticket an unfair advan
tage by collusion witli thc republican
judges. Tn 18'Jt' both organizations
sent delegates to Chicago, and thc
national committee, by a strict gold
and silver vote, gave temporary cre
dentials committee of the convention,
however, after a full hearing, decided
in favor of the regular delegation,
headed by Mr. Bryan, and the testi
mony before this committee was so
clear and convincing that tlie minority
did not present a report.
D?ring all tills period it will be seen
that Mr. Bryan was active in party
work and gave no excuse for any one
to doubt his party connections.
Congressman O'Farrall, afterward
governor of Virginia, lias stated that
Mr. Bryan In the rall of IS04 Intended
to speak in favor of the populist candi
date tor governor in Virginia, but was
persuaded not to do so by Mr. O'Far
rall, then tlie democratic candidate
for governor. Mr. O'Farrall may have
been so informed, but if so Iiis inform
ant was in error, Tor Mr.|Bryan never
contemplated any such thing. The
criticism, however, comes witli poor
grace from Mr. O'Far rall, for while as
serting that he prevented Mr. Bryan's
speaking against him when lie. was a
candidate for governor, lie bolted tlic
nat ional ticket when M r. Bryan was a
candidate Tor tlie presidency. Cer
tainly his tight against a national can
didate nominated by tho aid of Vir
ginia's votes was a more serious breach
than the failure to support a guberna
torial candidate, even if Mr. Bryan
had opposed Mr. O'Farrall, which he
did not do.
Tlie charge that Mr. Bryan voted
for Mr. Weaver has already been ex
plained and the lads have been pre
sented so often that one must confess
himself misinformed il he circulates
the ciiarge as an evidence of Mr. Bry
an's abandonment ol' the democratic
As thc election of 1SU2 approached
it beca nie evident that lt was impossi
ble for the democrats to carry several
of tho western states, hut that it was
possible for thc democrats to assist
tlie populist* in carrying them. This
situation having laen fully discussed,
thc democratic national committee, of
which Mr. Harrity was chairman and
Mr. Whitney the controlling spirit,
(if thc word "spirit" can properly be
used of the Whitney type), instructed
to urge thc democrats of Kansas,
Colorado and a number of other west
ern states, to support the Weaver
electors for the purpose of tak'ng
those states out of thc republican
column and throwing tlie election into
the house of representatives where the
democrats had a majority. Tlic evi
dence of Ulis is conclusive, and hus
been published timo and again. Tho j
follow! ng letter from "J ames E. Boyd, ?
then the governor of Nebraska and
the Nebraska member of the national
committee, ought to set this fact at
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 17.-(Personal '
and confidential.)-Dear Sin, 1 have
just returned from the east where I
honored by a consultation with ttie
national committee and leading men of
our party, with regard to the best
policy to be pursued in Nebraska this
fall in dealing with thc clcctorial
ticket; and they agreed with me that
Hie wisest course would bc for demo
crats to support the Weaver electors;
the object being to take Nebraska out
of her accustomed place In thc republi
can column.
Information luis reaclied me that a
number of independents who wcro
formerly republicans contemplate vot
ing for the Harrison electors. With
the republican strength tluis'augmcnt
ed it would bc impossible for thc
democrats to curry their own electors'
ticket to victory. His therefore thc
part of good judgment, and wise action
for democrats to support thc Weaver
electors in ns large numbers as possi
ble. For democrats to do this is no
abandonment of principle; on the con
trary, it is a dellnilc step toward vic
tory, and the ultimate triumph of
Cleveland and Stevenson, ano thu
principles they represent.
Mr. Bryan was then a member of
congress as well as a candidate for re
election, and announced that if thc
election was thrown into the house he
would vote for Mr. Cleveland, the
democratic nominee, as against Mr.
Harrison, thc republican nominee.
Mr. I (ryan may bc justly criticised for
having known so little of Mr. Cleve
land as to prefer him to ?Mr. Harrison,
hut from thestandpoint of democratic
regularity lie cannot be criticised for
obeying the democratic national com
mittee, and voting for General Weav
er in order to help elect Mr. Cleveland,
lu thu election of |8'.lti Mr. Weaver
was one of thc most active supporters
of Mr. Bryan, while Mr. Cleveland
turned tu republican advantage the in
lluence which the democratic parly
had given him. When Mr. Hryan hit
came personally acquainted with tho
two men, he found that General
Weaver was infinitely more democratic
than Mr. Cleveland in environment,
principles, purpose and method.
As tu the policies which Mr. Hryan
has supported, only a word need be
said. On the tarli? question no one
will dispute his orthodoxy. Ile helped
lo prepare the Wilson bill, which was
much more acceptable even to Mr.
Cleveland, than the senate hill after
Mr. Gorman and Mr. Gorman and Mr.
Hill got through with it. The free
list of the Wilson bill was practically
identical with Hie free, list set forth In
Hie platform upon which Mr. .Bryan
was elected in 181)0, four years before.
Thc democrats of the G2nd and 63rd
congress favored thc election of Uni't:
ed States senators by direct vote of
the people, and this.was made a part
Of t?lt7r-ut?iuuurufali>.-^atf?Vm .- of "X?b?s
This demand will bo found -Ra thc
democratic platform upon which Mr.
Hryan ran in 1800. The Wilston bill
contained and income tax, and thia
was supported by a large majority ol
the democrats of the senate and house.
Thc income tax was also demanded in
Mr. Bryan's first congressional plat
form also contained a plank in favor
of Hie free coinage of silver, and dur
ing that |ycar the democrats of thc
house by an overwhelming majority
voted to recommit the Sherman law
with instructions to the committee tc
bring in a free coinage bill (Ki to 1 be
ing the only ratio then considered).
For twenty years thc democrats of thc
senate and house had been voting for
bills embodying exactly the coinage
provisions that the platform of ISor
contended for. There was not a plant
iu thc Chicago platform that was in
consistent with the record of thc party
on questions dealt with, and that
platform was prepared by a committee
selected from all the states of thc
Union and was reported to tl ? con
ven tion before Mr. Bryan's nomina
tion was considered probable by uoj
considerable number of thc conven
The money plank of the Chieagt
platform, while identical with tin
plank adopted by thc democrats of Ne
hraska in ISO!, had been indorsed \v
the democrats ?it thc primaries in til
most all the states and no one can sa;
that its adoption was not thc free ant
voluntary act of the rank and lile o
the patty. At Kansas City the uni.
controversy was over the money plank
No other plank of the Chicago plat
form was questioned or opposed, am
the dispute over thc money plank wa
as to whether it should be rea ll lr met
or reiterated.
Mr. Bryan has defended the Chicag
platform and thc Kansas City plat
form, and if his democracy can b
questioned because of his advocacy o
those platforms, then thc same objet
Hon must bc made to the dctnocrac,
of tlie millions who believe In thos
platforms ?is (irmly as he and have ad
voca ted them as earnestly.
Space has been given to the abov
riot because Mr. Bryan's conduct o
views ought to Influence others, 1m
because Hie reorganizers are s?ekihj
to make the. tight a personal on
against Mr. Bryan, whereas it is a hi
ought to be nude upon principles. J
principle Is neither good nor had be
cause lt is advocated by any mail; it i
good or bad in itself, and this discus
sion bf Mr. lilyan's personal connel
tion with these questions would no
appear itere but lor thc fact that th
friends of the Kansas City platten:
are continually annoyed hy the mb
repr?sentations that are made hy th
L'old democrats and hy the rep?blica
papers which take great delight Iii as
Histing the cold democrats.
iMHtniel Ive Fire.
' Fire catwed hy lightning Wed nea
day evening destroyed the Bon rho
stock yards and two buildings ad joh:
lng at Louisville, Ky. Four huudre
and lifty head of sheep were burned
Tim loss is about, $250,000 with it
susu ranci one-half. Capt. Eberliai
Dillmatr'aiid Fipeman Richard Mool
were injured by falling timbers.
/ Killed by Min Son.
A spicial to Hie Augusta Chronicl
from Spread, Ga., says while in a ro
with lils wile, Daniel Rivers, colore
was Klint hy his son, Morgan River
who stood up for his mother and fire
two shots hilo lils father's heart kll
ing bim instantly.
Sartoj^a^enetion Cardinal Elevated
.K |Sto'(the,^?opal Throne.
nef^ ^J.S^Iu to bo a Strong Repra
;sehtatlvo of tho Liberal Eic
. ].V.\
fiibnt of the Roman Cn th
i - - ic Church.
? jhil Jos yarto, patriarch of
Ven^jiivas eleoted pope of the Ro
man-Oa^?lio Church at tho Vatican
at R?ra? on Tuesday morning of last
wcok?iiSuccession to Leo XIII. Ile
was boru at Heise Juno 112, 18.'15, and
created cardinal June 12, i?uil. Thc
new pontiff decided upon thc namcor
Pius 3Cv ??Whcn the count sltowcd the
necessary two-thirds of the total num
ber .ofjy?tcs cast had been obtained
thc dogrs'of thc sistine chapel were
oponed hy the secretary of the coil
clave^-Mgr. Merry i>*il Val, and the
masters- of ceremonies were admitted
from Dov den College. The secretary
then 'asked the successful cardinal,
"bo ybu accept tho election?'' and re
ceived a reply in the affirmative. All
throne canopies were then lowered
with thc exception of that of the suc
cessful candidate.
The masters of ceremonies next
conducted the new pope to the rob
ing closet where he laid aside his car
dinal robes, donned the white stock
ings, red slippers, long white tunic,
white girdle, white cup, and red cape
of the papal olllee. Ile returned to
the chapel and was seated on the
ulm!replaced on the h ?ghost step of thc
altar, where the curd mais approached
one by one and kissed the toot and
then thc hand of the prelate and rc
? pi ved the I euCdjutiou of new pope.
The new pope was then (rfveg the llsb
erman's ring which he immediately
returned for the purpose of having lils
name engraved upon it.
Tlic crowd around St. Peter's
Square at 11:50 Tuesday morning
watching .thc stove pipe over the sus
tine chapel was the largest gathered
there since the conclave began. It
is estimated that 15,000 people were
around the square. Cardinal Mac
chi, secretary of apostolic briefs, ap
peared on the Inside balcony of the
vatican at 11:40 and niaoe thc an
nouncement of the election. Later
bc gave lt to thc crowd outside and
the people shouted "Who Who?" the
name having not been heard hy thc
greater part of thc throng. Mac
ohi repeated the words in Italian in a .
louder voice saying "Cardinal Sarto,
who calls himself Pius X."
Fol?^wiqg thc announcement the
flyjjjffil r?ptdlT?-daarna?gil. tbn peppin, -
jamming through'the doorways^ to
awaitf?tbe pope's blessing. Five min
utes after the announcement the new
pontiff appeared on the inside balcony
of thc' vatican and blessed the people.
Thq "cw pope is one of thc most
learner! of the cardinals and is noted
for h?s liberal views. His charities
have gained him the affection of
multitudes in his sec. Thc election
tit this moment looks like a compro
mise as thc pope, as Cardina Sarto, had
taken little part in thc politics of the
Upon certain occasions, but these
were very few, he has opposed the
plans of Cardinal Ha m polia Leo's
secretary of state. Like Leo the new
pope has promise of long life. His
aged mother is still alive and lives at
Reise, Sarto's birthplace. The de
tails of the voting are not yet known.
It is learned, however, that Cardinals
Herrera, Crctoni Langenichs Couille,
Moccnni and Svampa were tuo ill to
l?o to thc voting chamber.
Struck, by n Storm.
One of thc heaviest storms of thc
year, and of brief duration, swept over
St. Louis Wednesday afternoon. Thc
furious, wird tore through the world's
fair grounds, killing Theodore Rich
ter, a llorist, probably fatally Injur
ing A. R. Clark, a carpenter, and
seriously injuring seven other work
men, beside causing damage to world's
fair buildings and other property
generally throughout Mic city to thc
extent of $10,000. The day had been
extremely warm, thc temperature
registering 04 degrees. Suddenly the
sky began Lo grow dark, and soon af
ter the storm broke with tho force of
a gale. At tlie world's fair grounds
tile agricultural building was struck
by the gide and six laborers working
an scaffolding were hurled to thc
?round. Theodore Richter, a llorist
from Kirkwood suburbs, was on thc
ground running to shelter when a Hy
ing plank struck him. The world's
lair lire department burned out and
liastfy dug the injiirged from the tie
uris and hurried them to th? hospital.
A.. lt. Clark was so badly injured that
it is believed he will die.
A Colored Captain ni' 111(1 list ry.
lt alfords us pleasure to note that|
}horo IR one colored man in tile North,
in Pennsylvania State, who does not
.Ced for Mr. Roosevelt to open doors I
if opportunity for him, but opens|
Ihein for himself. It. is a short story
iud is told hy the Philadelphia Re
cord, In a dispatch from Pittsburg, asl
follows: "Henry Vaunt, colored, was |
jrdered to forfeit $50 Wednesday
horning, charged with being a sus?
licious person. Ile was arrested
Tuesday evening and had a hag and
rillhOok in Iiis possession. The police
nan said that Vaunt was thc chain
lion chicken thief of the world. Ill
vas alleged that some time ago lie)
vas sent to thc work Ixiuse for eigh
teen months, where he admitted that,
n Homestead alone, he had stolen
"rom ti,OOO to 10,000 chickens."
A Moiler lOxplnricfc.
The holler of the Tuscaloosa, Light
md Power company exploded Weil hes*
lay evening, instantly killing Adolph
lohnston and N. Johnston, negroes,
?cvcrely bruising Manager McGhec
md Engineer Crawford and wrecking
Jic plant. The city ls In darkness to
llght. Tho boiler was carried two
docks ou its way, passing through
>rlck walls and landing in a d mart
ncnt store, 500 feet away. Several
dores were badly damaged. Loss
>50,000, Insured partial.
And Neither Can Make* a Dual School
i . t ". . . .
Director RelinqulHh Oilloo.
Nebraska school authorities are en
deavoring to get rid of a school Pooh
Bah out in Siox county, but so far
without success. The state superin
tendent has tried to demand or com
pel him to take one of two oillccs, but
the incumbent doesn't really see how
he can.
District .'19 of Sioux county borders
on the state line between Nebraska
and South Dakota. The director of
No. 39 owns land in each state, and
thc state line runs through Iiis house,
leaving about half of it in each state.
Bis sleeping apartment runs the full
width or the house, and bis bed is so
situated that no matter which way
his head points part of him is asleep
In Nebraska and part in Soutli Da
lie is a director in both thc South
Dakota and the Nebraska districts,
and although his Nebraska neighbors
have been trying to get him to choose
which job he wishes to hold and which
state lie desires to claim as his resi
dence, he decliner? to do either, Ile
soys that inasmuch as he owns pro
perty in each state and resides in both
bc is eligible to vote In both at each
school meeting held, Hcbas a son
in-law in South Dakota and two sons
lu Nebraska, and the combination is
able to win out at both the Nebraska
and the South Dakota school elections
and to make the olu man u director of
Superintendent Fowler has notified
the district authorities that thc man
must choose in which state he desires
to make his residence, holding that
there can be no construction of thc
law Which will permit a man to vote
twice at elections. Tlie old farmer
has retorted that he doesn't vote twice
at the election, but votes at two
different ejections, and that so long as
South Dakota people do not kick about'
him he cannot understand why Ne
braska should.
He has been suspended by order of
the superintendent until he makes his
choice, but he insists on taking part
in school affairs notwithstanding
and Sioux county is -109 miles from
the state capital.
Thc I'hiitoraml tho Preacher.
Au exchange says a preacher came
at a newspaper man In this way:
"You editors do not tell the truth. If
you did you could uot live; your news
papers would bc a failure." The edi
tor replied: "You are right, and the
minister who will at all times and un
der ? circumstances tell the whole
truth about his members, alive or
dead, will not occupy his pulpit more
than one Sunday, and t > he will
lind it necessary to leave town in a
hurry. The press and thc, pulpit g?*
hand in. hand, with whitewash brushes
virtue into big ones. Thc pulpit, the
pen and the gravestone are the great
salnt-maklng triumvirate." And the
great minister went away looking
very thoughtful, while the editor
turned to his work and told of the
surpassing beauty of thc bride, while
in fact she was ?us homely as a mud
A Mean Thief.
In a letter written from Montreal
to thc pastor of his church In East
Heston, Willard S. Allen, treasurer or
the Preachers' Aid Society, of the
New longland Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, confessed
that he was a defaulter to thc amount
of more than $80,000 of the society's
funds. Mr. Allen has been treasurer
of thc society for twelve years and
clerk ol' thc East Boston District
Court for twenty-nine years, and for
sixteen years was a prominent mem
ber of the school committee of Huston.
He left home about a week ago, with
out announcing his destination, and
the lirst heard from him was the let
ter to the East Boston clergyman. Mr.
Allen said that he lost the money In
speculation. Ile requests the minis
ter to notify the members of the Al
len family and the ollicers of the
society of his confession.
Tho Color Iiine.
Thc color line has been drawn on
board the United States receiving ship
Columbia at thc Brooklyn navy
yard. The chief petty officers have
refused to mess with a negro who has
just been sworn in as chief carpenter's
mate. They have asserted their un
willingness to associate with him In
any way or to receive or carry out a*iy
orders that may come to them through
him in tlie line of duty. When Mil
ler appeared at the chief petty olli
cers' mess Wednesday, eight other
members of the mess arose and left
thc table when ha Kat down. Miller
ate his dinner as if nothing out of thc
ordinary had happened. Since then
he has no company at meals. He has
been allowed, when he reached the
table first, to cat alone, and when
others precede him lie has waited un
til they finished eating.
Mude u Clean Swoop.
Thc .shortage of Thus. W. Dewey,
absconding cashier of the Farmers'
and Merchants Hank, of Newborn, N.
C., proves to be $125,000, said to he
the largest embezzlement in the his
tory of the State. The reward for
Dewey's capture has been Increased
to $5,000. Dewey left only $l,:iJ0 in
cash in the bank and $1,000 in gold,
thimbling in cotton futures is one
way in wilie}] the money went.
Snlinon mid Milk.
A dispatch from Gainesville Ga., to
thc Augusta Chronicle says Mrs. A.
V an boos ls desperately ill from having
eaten canned salmon and drinking
sweet milk with it, thereby causing
plomaine poison. Her life has been
despaired of and her children have
been telegraphed to come to her bed
side. Mrs. Vanhoos ls thc mother of
Prof. A. Wi Vanhoos of Brenan col
Seven II um! red Drowned.
A dispatch received at London says
70? persons were drowned In the dis-j
astrous doods which occurred at Che
Foo, China, July 27. The bridgeds
within the city and many houses with
their occupants were swept away hi
thc torrent. Two thousand of the in
habitants arc left without means or
In a Speech Ui-yrm Calls Cleveland
a Plain Bunco Steerer.
At Urbana, Ohio.,. four leading
Democrats opened the Ohio campaign
Wednesday, two weeks in advance of
the Democratic State convention.
William J. Bryan had been engaged
to address the Urbana Chautauqua
assembly .Wednesday afternoon and
the Democrats of Champaign county
held their convention od the Chautau
qu grounds during the forenoon, at
which addresses were made by Mr.
Bryan, Jno. T. Zimmer of Springfield,
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland
and ex-Congressman John J. Lentz of
Columbus. The addresses all attract
ed attention because of the direct re
ferences to ?ertaiu men as well as to
policies on which there are differences
withiu thc party. Bryan referred to
ex-President Cleveland repeatedly.
Mr. Zimmer referred to the fathers
of Democracy and thc eternal prin
ciples of tho party. Then came Mayor
Johnson and ex-Congressman Lent'/,
in emphatic declarations that this was
no time for "dead issues."
The "keynotes" of tlic last two
speakers were nob in accord with
those of Mr. Zimmer, wt ose managers
has secured the Champaign county
delegates for thc nomination before '
Mayor Johnson reached the tabernacle.
This is Mr. Ziramer's home county
and thc convention stood l.'lO to 50 for
Mr. Bryan received thc gre.-rtest
ovation when he said: "The Demo
crats in 1802 played a confidence game
tm thc people and put a bunco steerer
at thc head of the party. I want to
say to you, my friends, that thc dis
reputable man who stands on tim
street curbing and leads thc unwary
traveler into a game where he lusses
his money, is respectable compared
with tlic man whoaccept.i thc suffrages
of live millions of people and then
leads them Into Wall street to be
"Don't be deceived when they tell
you it was the silver question that
drove people out of the party.
"Those who left the Democratic
party are divided into two classes
those who left because they under
stood the Issue in the campaign and
those who left because they were
deceived in the issue of the cam
paign. Those who understood the
issue and left because they under- j
'stood lt can never return to the party
until they repent and show that their
hearts and sympathies are changed.
The tight wWl continue in this country
unfcil one side or the other is trium
He said he had more respect for a
Republican than for any one calling
himself a Democrat "who would put
his principles on the action block or
Into a jdnk shop."
--^1'He-speech of Mayor 'Johnson was
accepted as indicating that he was a
prospective candidate for Senator
lianna's place
. Mayor Johnson intimated that if he
ran for governor his platform would
be reduced fares on all railways, in ad
dition to his well known views on tax
ation. *
An Important Invent in Methodist
Churches Everywhere.
The Methodist throughout the
country, north and south, on Sunday
began using the new order of service
which has been recently decided on by
a joint committee representing the
northern and southern branches of the
M. TR. Church.
Tlie Southern Christian. Advocate,
thc oflicial organ of the Methodists
in tills state, in its last issue publish
ed thc following oflicial statement
which will be observed in all churches
of thc Methodist denomination:
Let our services begin exactly at the
time appointed and let all our people
kneel in silent prayer on entering the
I. Voluntary, instruraeutal or
vocal. (Optional.)
II. Singing from thc common
hymnal, the people standing.
Ill The Apostle's Creed recited by
all, still standing. (Optional)
IV. Prayer, concluding with thc
Lord's prayer, repeated audibly by all.
both minister and people kneeling, I
V. Anthem or voluntary.
VI. Lesson from the Old Testa
ment, which, if from the Psalms,
may be read responsively, (h.)
VII. Gloria Patria. (Optional.)
VIII. Lesson from thc New Tes
IX. Notices, followed by collec
tion, during or after which an olle
tory may be rendered.
X. Singing from the common i
hymnal, the people standing.
XI. Thc sermon.
XII. Prayer, the people kneeling.
XIII. Singing from the common
hymnal, the people standing. (The
order of prayer and singing may be
XIV. Doxology and thc Apostolic
Benediction. (2d Cor., xiii, 14.)
Hu Was a Jumper.
A dispatch from Columbus, Ga., to
Tiie Augusta Chronicle says a man
who gave his name as John W. Tucker
and from Goodwater, Ala., leaped
from thc top of tho new bradford
building on Eleventh street herc
Thursday, landing first on some scaf
folding and from there he fell to thc
ground forty feet below. His head
struck a sharp plank hut he raised up
and after asking for and getting a
drink of water, walked away remark
ing that he could fall OOO feet without
harm to himself.
KtranRleil to Death.
Edward Ti Williams, thc Chinese
secretary of thc United States lega
tion, has made an extensive invoti
gation into thc execution of Shcn
Chleii, the reformist journalist, who
was put to death by orders of the Em
press dowager July .'ll, and has hand
ed Minister Conger a detailed report
proving that thc exoeutioners, after
beating Chien for three or four hours
despaired of being able to fulfill thc
empress dowager's orders and ycildlng
to Shen's pleadings to end his misery,
(strangled him with their hands.
Negroes Not Wanted in the Enlisted
Naval Service.
Tho macks Mnko Good Enough.
Sailors, bat the White Men
Object to Their Presence
In the Forecastle.
Thc negro, as a part of the enlisted
force of tho United States navy, is to '
be eliminated. Hereafter it ls to bo
the policy of the recrultlug -'agencies
of the navy to discourage the enlist- 1
ment of black men for service on
American war vessels. A system of
elimination is to bc inaugurated, and,
whits it is to bc put into opcratiou
gradually, it will eventually weed out
every negro serving" before thc mast,
and the enlisted force of the navy will
be com pased exclusively of white men.
Olllcers of the navy are not willing
now to discuss the subject, for fear of
raising protests and criticism, but lb
is believed the idea of a white navy is
to be realized, notwithstanding any
criticism that may be made.
At present there are about 29,000
enlisted men In the navy. . lb is esti
mated that aboub 500 of these men
arc black. It is probable that only a
few enlistments of negroes will be
made during the next three or four
years, and as soon as the terms of
those now serving expire they will bo
allowed to go. Thus the number
leaving thc. sor vice will be greater
than bhosc entering ib, and in time
all the negroes will disappear.
It is alleged that thc white men in
the navy are dissatislicd over the pres
ent practice of enlisting negroes free
ly, and are constantly in a state of
discontent hy reason of unavoidable
association with thc blacks on ship
board, A striking illustration of the
feeling of the white sailors against
the blacks was furnished a few days
ago, when at a Northern port bhe
white men of an American naval ves
sel committed a series of assaults ou
negroes serving on the same craft.
Both parties were on shore leave, and
the whites, coming in contact with
the blacks, beat and hammered them
unbll bhe negroes'were obliged to seek
refuge on board bbc ship, where they
were under bbc protection of the com
missioned olllcers.
The white enlisted men object
especially to being obliged to mess
with thc negroes on board ship. They
also object to other forms of bhe ser
vice which compel them bo regard tho
negroes as their equals in every re
spect. From bimc bo bime there have
bec'irgrumblings and evidences of dis- -
content, and ''officers of tho service
have come to the conclusion that lb
would bein the interest of good or
der and disciplines on hoard Bhip and
on shore to organize a white navy and
allow the Wacks to disappear from,
thc service.
It is not denied bhab in mauy cases
the negroes who enber the navy make
good sailors. Their work in ordinary
capacities, bo which bhey are assigned,
is compared favorably with that of the
whlbe men with whom they associate,
and from a sbricbly military stand
point bhere is very libtle complaint
against their conduct. Bub the white
men serving wibh bhe negroes asserb
bhab they will force bbc blacks oub of
the service, and, judging from what
is to occur in blie sysbcm of enllsb
mcnts, they have already gained bheir
There are about 5,000 enlisbcd ne
groes in bhe army, bub coudiblons in
bhe army and navy are uob alike. In
bhe array bhe negroes do nob serve in
the same regiments as bhe whites.
They have organizations of bheir own
in bhe Infantry and cavalry. Thus,
while fighting in battle side by side
with the whites, bhey live, while in
barracks and in camp, aparb and
among bhemselves. There is no op
portunity for social equality, and no
complaint has been made in bhe army.
The quesbion has been occupying
bhe attention of naval oilicials for
some time. No formal order has gone
forth for the elimination of the negro
from bhe service, bub thc undersband
lng is clear among bhe officials. The
departmenb wants a "loy white"
navy, and lt is to secure one.
A Great Orator.
Sam Jones says Bryan may be
politically dead, but personally very
much alive, and pays him compliment:
"Ile is the speaker at a score or
more of the chautauquas again this
year, and bhe crowds who Hock to hear
him arc as greab as of yore. He does
now bouch on politic0, in his lecture on
"The Value of an Ideal," but gives
bbc people a greab lecbureand throws
Into the lecbure hischarnfing person
ality and his splendid oratory. He ls
nob only a drawing card, but he ls one
of bbc greatesb living oratbis, If nob
the greatesb."
lie Stole WntcbcB.
The Charleston Post says Chief of
Police Hoyle received information
Tuesday afternoon from Florence,
stating that Marry White, the negro
who was arrested recently with seven
teen watches in his possession, is
wanted in Florence, being charged
with stealing the watches from a man
named Painter, a resident of that
place. Chief Hoyle has communicat
ed with the authorities ab Florence,
and an other is expected to arrive
Tuesday morning to carry White back
to answer to thc charge of grand
Au Old Timer.
A bronze charlot, discovered a year
ago in excavabions near Home, has
jusb been purchased in Paris for bbc
Metropolitan museum In New York.
It is in a good state of preservation
and is believed to date from a period
about 700 B. C.
AN American lady in the Philip
pines, ab a reception to signalize bhe
opening of a hotel, wore, $80,000
worth of jewelry, and later in the
nighb thieves entered the honso and
stole many of the g?ms which she had

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