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Consolidated Aur. 2, II ^Cbt dMatchman anil *outbnm. ? rNshilslicd Wednesday mid Sauinlaj isteen PUBLISHING company MTBR, S. C. im 11.10 per annum?In advance. }V Advert hum w? I (l ?us Square Orst Insertion. .T.. .$1.00 subsequent Insertion.10 Oentrscts for three months, or ksager will be made at reduced rate?. All communications which sub? serve private interests will he oharged for mm advertise meats. m) Ohstuaiisa sad tributes of respects wMI he charged tor. HYDROPHOBIA STERN REALITY a CAL SHOULD ENTERTAIN NO Fl RTHER DOUBTS. of Public Health Service of (Government Hays Disease m ho 'Rcsp^tcr t?r Sea*m no S|mh cam of Mammal"?Certain Mad Dcej Fallacies Repudiated?Elf ort? ? to Find Cure Continue. Washington. Sept. 11.?Hydro? phobia Is a reality snd Is a respector of ao particular season nor species of anammal, says a public health ser? vice report today. A. M. Stlmson, Its ^tuthor. repudiates certain mad dos fallacies and advises those sceptical of the existence of such a disease as rablas to have their doubts dispelled at a scientific laboratory. This re? port from Surgeon General Wyman's bureau admits rabies may not uni 'tffcbrmly be fatal, though it is almost Pasteurisation generally prevent* development. "We do know." says ths report. that artflclal Immunity ran be conferred during the usual ln l ubation period. The possibilities of ^antt-rabtos serum have not been ex? hausted by trial. It deserves further Investigation, but our present data does not warrant us to expect very nah benefit from thl ssource. ;lng results of past st cure by drugs, contin? ued efforts to find an effectual remedy Qpre weighed, the most promising lino of Investigation appearing "to be baaed, not upon the physlcologbal sctton of the drug, but upon its act? ion upon the parasite." Mad dogs sre not always wild eyed and frothing at the mouth and ?determined upon the attacking or ^*very person they meet. The report 'contends that when the attack first be? gins to develop dogs are frequen?./ more playful'v Inclined; "the rabb? dog is s|C*k; he is not necessarllv running wild and furious: he Is fro gfeuently obedient up to a lata stage, and often seems to have a bone In his throat, or to have sustained In? jury to the back." Another fallacy Is the general be? lief that rabid dog is sick: he is not necessarily in the summer than in ??ther months. The explanation 1s that more people are moving about and become subject to attack. Nor is the malady confined to any cli? mate or region. It Is likely to occur in the Arch <>r the equatorial Jung lea Dogs, wolves, coyotes and skunks seem to be especially susceptible. t*a. Hut BOt even with tho canine tribe Is the disease of spontanous origin. This fact renders Isou.Mon or destruc? tion Ineffective; elimination of In? fected animals is the only sure pre? ventive. In this way Great Britain has eradicated the distemper. "If 9*11 rabid dogs could be prevented from biting other animals." *ays the report ."rabies would within a year be a historical curiosity of medicine, an Illegitimate field of research for 'the Investigator In pure pathology, a plaything for the controversialist." ^a The mad-stone and chicken breasts as cures for the madness are arraign? ed as rest dangers because they ire quently prevent people from seek? ing other remedies. lastly, human hydrophobia's do not seek to bite ? ?ther persons. The average period 0pf Incubation Is a little over t.-n weeks, but In some persons the ef trnwi of a mad dog's bite I* not maid fested for more than a year. p\k\de mit hi.ease. M\jM)t> Number Hear Representative ~ m?llver Lectnrr on Capital Steps. Several hundred friends of C. I* Hlease. I ??? m r 111 ? ? nominee for K"V ernor of South Carolina, paraded from the poM office to the Stnt.- eapltol last night. Mr. I'.I.-.M.- \. n r,,,t present m\w\t bis repre*. n?..? 11. <; i: i:-rut-erf. memb<r-e|ect of the hoUSf from this county, spoke for him ?*id e.?ngratu ' -fed Rb-hland OOPnty OS the rOtl polled. Afterward* i lnrs*?? number rnth?red sround the oftin -i (,r The State snd ssng songs shout Mr. #n> The t'olontbii State Hh?l April. ISSO. 881 *Be Just an 81 B ALL INGER INDORSE 0. HJ KI.PlBLtCAN MEMBERS OF < OMMITTEE CONDEMN THE MINORITY REPORT. Five Democratic ami One insurgent Member of Committee Severely At? tacked by Su|>portcrs of Cabinet Officers. Chicago, Sept. 13.?Six Republi? can members of the Baliinger inves? tigating committee met today and Issued a statement condemning the action of the four Democratic mem? bers and the one Republican Insur? gent member who delivered a report last Wednesday demanding the re? tirement from office of Secretary Bal linger. Those present today were 8enator Nelson, Southerland Root, Con? gressman McCall. Olmlsted and Denny. They declared the action of what they term the "minority" at tempts to have been "according to worst methods of ward politics." The evidence in the Ballinger case was discussed, but, in the absence of a quorum, they state no action was possible. As the "minority" declined to at teffci today's conference and took their adjournment at Minneapolis un til the next meeting of congress. It Is probable that Senator Nelson will not cal another meeting of congress, it is of Senator Flint, who Is in Europe, and as the seventh member would maek a quorum. Signers of Report. The report Is signed by Senators Nelson, Sutherland and Root and Representatives McCall, Olmsted and Denny and reviews at some length the findings of the Democratic minor? ity of the committee?the minority members are sharply criticized, the report declaring that "the spectacle was presented of five gentlemen out of a tribunal of 12, created by con? gress, assuming to act as the tribunal itself." Continuing in this connection, the report says: These five gentlemen continued tie ir proceedings to the end, accord ing to the worst methods of ward p lith s, and. after pretending a re? port of 89 pages which they brought to the meeting already prepared, 'and which was never the subject of con atderatk? of discussion or even read In committee, they gave it to the n. wspapers, although the law re Quired it to be rendered to oongreaa; and they completed their perversion ot the purpose of the meeting by ad lourning the meeting so as to tore stall, if possible, any action or con sjderation or dIaCUSSlOB Of evidence i\v the committee in the meantime; and by solemn vote they graciously extended to the majority the leave to file a minority report. "It does not need to be said that such action In both form and sub stance is wholly lawless, and It leaves It entirely unnecessary to ask what sort of Justice any public servant ould look for whose character was on trial In such a proceeding In the ? xtreme of a political campaign. If there Is any relation between lawless methods and the character of the re? sults which they accomplish, this so C tiled refdict condemns Its authors, rather than the official, under investi? gation. The Minority Auction. This action of the minority in no u.iv relieves us from our responsibil? ity under the law. It Is Incumbent Upon us to sift the great mass of evl ? b-nce and to attempt to reach and render a Just verdict." "Kvery effort was made to Induce the minority members to agree to a meeting on some early day as might suit their convenience, but without avail. "The report of the committee can not be made until December 5, when congress meets and the meeting mied for September 5, was for the purpose of considering and discuss Ing what the report to be made three months thereafter should be. "There was therefore no haste or pressure for time. The action of the DemoemtlC minority In the taking temporary advantage of the delay of some members In reaching the meet In* was an effort to substitute a pre un USfjed srbeme for the orderly de? liberation* and discussions which the duty of the oonimlttee requires. "The adoption of a report by political minority and its publication exhibited a wlllngness to sacrifice the rights and Injure the reputation of the efficeri Investigated in order t< obeefa a ssnepoeed party edvantag< In the pending political campaign. Wo can not reconcile aucb i course v/Mi our 4 sonne of justice and of our dufv." Where there Is no hope there ran I ? no endeavor.?Johnson. ui Fear mit-UM all llir end* Tbou Mm JMTErf, ., S:\TURDi BaO WRECK WEDNESDAY. a. c. l. bassengeh TRAIN No. M DERAILED NEAR DEPOT. ! Engine, Tender and One Coach Jump? ed The Track?No One Hurt? Cause of Wreck Not Yet Ascertained ?Track Cleared Early Thursday. From the Daily Item. Sept. 15. As the result of splitting a switch in the yards near the depot last night, the engine, tender and one coach of passenger train No. 32 of the Atlantic Coast Line, were derail? ed, causing what might have been a serious wreck. Number 32 is the train from Aug? usta to Florence, which arrives in the city at about 7 o'clock, and it had only proceeded a short distance from the depot when the wreck oc? curred. The wreck was caused by the splitting of the switch just where the railroad tracks branch out to Wilmington and Charleston, the engine going on to the Wilmington branch and the rest of the train going on the Charleston branch. All of the coaches remained on the track, however, except the one above men? tioned. When the wreck occurred the tend? er was thrown crosswise on its side, crushing in the engineer's side of the cab and pinning down Engineer Wy song of Florence, who had quickly put on the brakes, when he saw what had happened, but luckily not injur? ing him other than slightly bruising one foot. Conductor Harker, of At? kins, was in charge of the train, and neither he nor any of the rest of the train crew or passengers were injur? ed owing, perhaps, to the fact that the train had not reached a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. The track was torn up for the dis? tance of about a hundred feet, and soon after the wreck occurred a wrecking train from Florence arriv? ed on the scene and got busy clear? ing the track to enable trains to pass. None of te rolling stock except? ing "the cngme ca*b and t'ertder w?s IrP'' jured to amount to anything, the combination baggage and express car. which was derailed, not com? pletely turning over. , The cause .'or the accident has not as yet been ascertained, and so said Trainmaster Brand in conversation with an Item reporter this morning. He stated further that a careful ex? amination would have to be madi be? fore it OOUld be determined just what did cause the splitting of the switch. There are, however, two things, eith? er one of. which might have caused the wreck The switch might have been left partly open or a flange on one of the engine wheels might have been worn down, thereby causing the accident to happen. The wreck was cleared away, suf- | flclently for trains to be operated j over the switch at which the wreck occurred, about 6 o'clock this morn? ing. The news that a train had been wrecked near the station spread quick? ly and in a short while after the occur? rence a large crowd on foot and in vehicles had arrived at the foot of Kendrlck street, which Is nearly opposite the scene of the wreck, anxious to learn the particulars. A number of others went down this morning to view the wreck. MOD LYNCHES TWO * NEGROES. Takes Blacks Crom Sheriff and Kills Them for Attempted Assault ou Two Girls. Tlptonville, Tenn., Sept. 13.?Will Sharp and Bob Bruce, negroes, wdio for seven or eight years have worked on various farms over the county, were lynched last night by a mob of about 40. for an attempted assault on two little daughters of Jack Downing, at their home at Conersvllle. The ne? groes were taken from Sheriff Haines in a cypress brake about three-quar? ters of a mile from Tlptonville, the sheriff having taken them there to hide them. DEMOCRATS CONTROL ARIZONA. Have Elected :u> out of M Delegates to Body Which Will Frame Con? stitution. Fheonlx, Aria., Sept. 18.?The Democrati have been successful in i lectlng delegates. t?? the constitution? al eonventiona They have elected a total ??f ru; delegates <?ut ?>r ;.l,> the Republicans have elected 11. The result make* certain the Incorpora? tion of the principles of direct legis? lation the in it iat i\?'. referendum and recall In the new state constitu? tion and forecasts Its probable ad? option by the voters <>f the state. >* ( at bo thy Country** Poy tiod's aru *.Y, SEPTEMBER 17, 19 THE TENNESSEE SP?L PATTERSON WRECKED PARTY BEFORE HE WITHDREW. Anti-Patterson Men Refuse to Come I in-?Join With Republicans ami State-wlders in Support of Nominee for Governor?Denounce Patterson. Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 14.?The in? dependent Democrats of Tennessee to? day indorsed the candidacy of Capt. Ben. M. Hooper, Republican nominee for governor, and further cut loose from the regular wing by referring the latter's harmony resolution to the new independent State executive com? mittee without discussion. Thus was formed a formidable looking trl-'mvlrate to campaign for a Republican governor, the triumvi? rate consisting of Republicans, inde? pendent Democrats and State-wide prohibitionists. The independent and prohibitionists are so closely allied as to largely overlap in their member? ship. The possible break of the solid South outlined in today's convention, extends only to one office, the gover? norship. There Is a "gentlemen's agreement" between the independents and Republicans that neither party will invade the other's safe legislative territory and this, the independents say, assures a Democratic legislature. A Former Split. The last Republlcah governor in Tennessee was Alvln Hawkins in 1881-'82. It is a curious fact that his election was due to a Democratic split led by Judge S. F. Wilsen, who was elected to the supreme court of appeals as an independent in the elec? tion last August which was the fore? runner of today's convention. The convention was run off without a ripple of opposition to the pro? gramme of the leaders whose only worry was to keep the enthusiastic delegates from prematurely suspend? ing the rules and nominating Hooper by ? armlatfi>t-'-r>ni?*P*?t.s -mrrr crtt-yu?plCU. but ruled out of order by the perma? nent chairman, R. E. L. Mountcastle, national Democratic committeeman for Tennessee. There was a long wait for committee reports and then platform resolutions were adopted and nominations made in rapid suc? cession by unanimous rising votes. The resolution on harmony reads: To The Pigeon Holes. "We recommend that the resolution sent to this convention by the Pat? terson convention he referred to the State committee elected by this con? vention for proper answer in accord? ance with the action and nominations of this convention." The pardon of Senator Carmack's slayer was denounced repeatedly by the speaker and each denouncement was received with shouts of approval. Temporary Chairman Fitzhugh of Memphis brought the audience to its feet when he said of the Carmack Cooper case: "When the highest court?despite his (Patterson's) efforts to coerce it? had handed down a decree which branded his closest friend and chief political adviser as a murderer, he spat upon and trampled under foot this judgment wihch was in accord? ance with law and justice and which met the approval of the civilized world." The convention ended with Capt. Hooper's address. The Republican candidate was frequently interrupted by cheering and applause. The State executive committee, ap? pointed by the Independents today, met this evening and referred the reg? ular's harmony proposal to a com? mittee of three with instructions to report on September 24. Regulars Organize. The regulars tonight organized to fight It out with the fusionlsts all along the line. Their State committee called .a convention to meet In Nash? ville October 6 to name a guberna? torial candidate, adopt a platform, se? lect a national Democratic committee man and elect a new State executive committee. Regular leaders said the call for a new platform is evidence of the sincerity of the Democratic organ laitlon to reunite the factions. The call is to all Democrats irrespective of past party differences. The com? mittee adopt' ( resolution! congratu? lating CJov. Patterson on his with? drawal as a stop calculated to secure party harmony. That "the fusionlsts may not have the support of all the Democrats whose votes helped carry the Inde? pendent Judiciary to a 40,000 victory has Indicated tonight in a statement from efaj. W. O. Vertrees, former chairman of the committee organised to secure the untrammeled Judiciary. He said he disapproved of the ac? tion of the Independent convention and that Qov. Paterson'a withdrawal 1 Trotto'?.' thk trim 10 OlMOMIS WIN MAINE. THEY ELECT GOVERNOR AM) THREE OONGRESSM EN. May Have Majority in The Lcgisla lUffj .This WoalrJ Mean 1 lint Halo's SueccoKsor in Senate Would be Democrat?First Win in Last Tiiirty Years. Portland, Me., Sept. 12.?Maine went Democratic today. It elected Frederick W. Plaisted of Augusta, a Democrat, as governor, upset the hitherto solid Republican congress? ional delegation in at least two and possibly all four of the districts, and to the surprise of the political lead? ers, Democrats as well as Republi? cans, the returns late tonight indica? ted the possibility that the next State legislaure will be Democratic. The senate will surely have a Democratic majority. The house ocmplexion is in doubt. Returns from all but 48 of the elec? tion districts of the State showed a pulrality for Plaisted for governor of 8,500. The missing districts are nearly all in remote parts of Aroostock county and In outlying Islands along the coast. In the second district, which was formerly represented by the late Nel? son M. Dingley, father of the Dingley tariff law, Daniel McGilllcuddy was elected congressman by 3,000 over John P. Swasey, the incumbent, and Congressman Edwin C. Burleigh, who has represented the Third district since 1892, was defeated by Samuel W. Gould, another Democrat, by a small margin. The results In the First and Fourth districts were much in doubt late tonight, Although the indiactions were that Asher C. Hinds (Rep.) had won over William M. Pennell, (Dem.) In the former, and that Congressman Frank E. Guern? sey, (Rep.) had been defeated In the latter by George M. Hanson, (Dem.) by a small vote. ?rennten 'vng-i'eny'n^^JT^WHT pnv**tTnr He added: t "The attempt to turn the Demo? cratic party over to the Republicans seems to be without excuse." The Republican State Committee, meets here tomorrow to make cam? paign plans. The Platform. The platform says in part: "We denounce the usurpation of party authority In the name of De? mocracy by the Patterson machine and we condemn its efforts to dis? franchise Democratic voters of this State. "The Independence and the integrity of the three coordinate departments of our State government should be preserved In all their constitutional limitations and we denounce the ac? tion of the governor in attempting by the use of his political machine to control the action of the legislature and coerce the supreme court in the matter of a case pending before it. "We indorse the four-mile law (the prohibition law) and its various amendents, prohibiting the manu? facture and sale of intoxicating liquor in this State, and we condemn the efforts of Governor Patterson to discredit these laws without giving them the test of enforcement in the larger cities of the State. We contend these laws have been a blessing to our people wherever they have been enforced and we solemnly declare no governor should attempt to set v;p his will against the judgment of the people as expressed in their legisla? te counclle." Denounce Governor. "When the governor of the State in violation of his oath of office re? fused to uphold and enforce the law. he becomes a teacher of anarchy and an enemy of Republican institutions and a menace to the security of hu? man life and property rights. "We unqualifiedly condemn the abuse of the pardoning power by Gov. Patterson and Iiis efforts to con? vert the penitentiary and workhouse Into political recruiting offices, and to make the pardon and the punishment of i rime an asset in his political ma? chine." Other planks as* : Favoring nominations by direct and express authority Of thf people. through primary elections ?>r delega? ted conventions; condemnation of ?e lection of part <>r the state executive committee by the governor and rec? ommending selection by the conven? tion; demanding law enforcement by executive officers; liberal policy In dealing with public schools; honest elections; liberal appropriations for pensions for ex-Confederate soldiers; Investigation of the pcnintentlary sys? tem and it.; establishment on Bj busi? ness basis; modification of the fel 1<>\\ servant statute t?? tit modern busin? sh; enforcement of the antl SOUT' .? ; Established June, 1 _ e> J__ XXXI. No. 7 m \m m im INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT CRITICISES SERVICE. Too Many Officers on Detail?Infantry Enable to March Well?Transpor? tations Obsolete. Washington, Sept. 12.?If fearless criticism is calculated to benefit the army then Uncle Sam's soldiers should profit much from the com? ments upon their condition and abil? ity contained in the annual report of Inspector General GarUngton just made public. One inspector points out a whole batallion of artillery starting for the Philippine service without a single field officer and one of the batteries commanded by a sec? ond lieutenant of less than two years service. An inspector general de? clares that this absence of captains from their commands is "the most fruitful source of professional disease In the line of the army today." In one department nearly a third of the line officers were absent from duty with their commands under de? tail and altogether the situation ac? cording to the inspector general, war? rants the prediction that results of a disastrous nature must sooner or later be realized. The obvious rem? edy, he says, is the provision of a sufficient number of superior officers to replace those on detail. The time fork specialization in the army has arrived in the opinion of another inspetcor general. He says: "We try to crowd too much upon the officer and enlisted men of the line. That Is, we try to teach all of them everything instead of specializ? ing and only teaching each as much as he can learn well with ordinary application, which, however much we may expect, Is all we can ever hope to obtain." Those who stand at the top would be too surprised to learn from In? spector Bell, that the army is wholly unfit for field service. He sayg the\ new regulations are almost entire?/ thaorAtlcaJL - !T\tm. -y*?*??w>tt*<MBjff? tern is the same as the beginning 'c* the War of Secession, the army has so far failed to make use of automo? biles, traction engines and other mod? ern appliances in the field. Maj. Bell says, "while our infantry is composed of the best men in the world and is probably as well, if not better trained in the use of the rifle than that of any other army, its marching capacity is below medioc? rity and yet it is admitted today that the fate of the bales of the future depends upon the marching capacity of the infantry." To remedy these conditions, Maj. General Wood, chief of staff, today issued orders which will change ma? terially the training of the army. AH inspector general will be required to sumbit the troops to an annual in? spection in the fieid, in addition to the present in?p*-ctor which is de? scribed in some quarters as being little less than an inquiry into the accounts and garrison work of the troops. The new inspection will be designed to show the efficiency of the troops and the theoretic work taught army officers at the various schools provided for in the various drill reg? ulations. WHICH IS YOVR CHOICE? Send Your Earnings on September 24. to Some Orphanage in The State. One day's work in each year for the Orphan's home by every person young and old." This motto has been accepted by about twenty institutions in the Southern States, and the peo? ple are asekd to co-operate. One Or? phanage in Georgia received last year $14.000, as a result -of the ob? servance of the day. We are inform? ed that no institution in South Caro Una has received mere than $4.000 in any single year, but this would be a good time for the record to te broken. We hope many thousands of people will each send the proceeds of wages, salary or earnings of Saturday September 24th. to the Orphanage of his own choice. Severe storm at Bishop?lie. Btahopvlte, Sept I ' (>ne of the severest hail and eU i ti u ra. ,S of the last several months visited this sec? tion late thi?5 afternoon. The tele phones throughout this section wen burr, out i>y electricity and commv.ni cation to all points in the country i cut off. lobbying law, and redistrlctlng of tlu eglslatlve and congressional districts Legislation resting the title of Reel foot Lake In the stat.> ami mukliv it a public game and fish preserve i recommended. Good I oads legtUta tlon Is urged. Including a Stab- high w ay from Bristol to M? mphis.