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HYDROPHOBIA STERN REALITY
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.
*Be Just an
B ALL INGER INDORSE 0.
HJ KI.PlBLtCAN MEMBERS OF
< OMMITTEE CONDEMN THE
Five Democratic ami One insurgent
Member of Committee Severely At?
tacked by Su|>portcrs of Cabinet
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
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
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
Continuing in this connection, the
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?
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
"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
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
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?
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
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?
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
MOD LYNCHES TWO * NEGROES.
Takes Blacks Crom Sheriff and Kills
Them for Attempted Assault ou
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
DEMOCRATS CONTROL ARIZONA.
Have Elected :u> out of M Delegates
to Body Which Will Frame Con?
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?
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
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
Returns from all but 48 of the elec?
tion districts of the State showed a
pulrality for Plaisted for governor of
The missing districts are nearly all
in remote parts of Aroostock county
and In outlying Islands along the
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?
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
"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?
"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?
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
Too Many Officers on Detail?Infantry
Enable to March Well?Transpor?
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
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?
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
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.