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fsaat 6UMTKR WATCHMAN, gaUhMiliEi April, ISM. 'Be Just and Fear not?Lot all the ende Thon Alms't at be thy Country'*, Thy God's and Truth's." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established June, lfjsjt
Consolidated Au*. 3,1881.
Vol. XXXIV. No. 36.
bryan bkathn in C LOSE and
ncircra ram:.
U> Haw n,
AgalrM V
ilmoetf jft NomliuiiUiii Le**??Fulling
N iwior Kern Make Race
iew Vorker for Teni|H?r
?r> 1 hAirman of Democratic Na?
tional Convention, HryHU Run?.
?iim?elf?( lark Men Predict Nom?
ination of Speaker?Various fom
Uiwilk n? Kuni4>ml.
Baltimore. June 26.?William J
Bryan no t .1 f. ?t it the hands <>?
the Democratic National Convention
tdday. and tn the opinion of many 01
frffce party leaders here, eliminated
I himself from the race for the Presi?
dential n? ruination.
The vote by which former Judge
Alton B. Parker, of New York, was
elected Dmpor?ry chairman over Mr.
?*^rysn ?Zl* to' 510?was Interpreted
tonight In many ways. The Champ
c'iark adherent* are claiming the
nomination and many believed today
It would either be Speaker Clark or
a "dark horte." Talk of Mr. Bryan
has not ceased by any means. Some
of his friends say today's vote was
no test and that many of his most
ardent supporters Were compelled by
circumstances to vote against him
as temporary chairman. They claim?
ed, on the other hand, that the vote
of 110 given to Mr. Bryan Indicated
that he held a "veto" power in tie
? Convention which put him in a po?
sition of dominance as to who should
be the nominee.
Many of Speaker Champ Clark's
delegates) openly threw their support
to the Anti-Bryan forces. This was
regarded as opening a bretch ne
^ tween tne Speaker and the former
nominee, which may cause the Bryan
supporters to make a bitter fight on
Clark. Taken from another stand
Che vote of so many of the
adherents for Judge Parker
ted an a distinct bid for
yawena oi>?arv?t!v* e4e
the Convention.
This conservative element. It mav
rrna Stated, practically Is prepared t<
accept a radical or progressive can
aidete. They frankly admit to nine
a conservative or so-called ro ictlo -
' swy would strengthen Col. Theo- *e
Roosevelt In hhi organisation a
third party. This the leaders are
anxious to as old.
The *.urn of political affairs in the
past few days Is regarded here as
having been decidedly, favorable to
Speaker Clark's candidacy. The
stralghtout Wilson delegate.* todt>
threw their support s??t1c|ty to Mr.
Bryan. This, the leaders ligured.
Would make the conservative eb merit
choose Clark In pref< re ice to the
New Jeray Governor the progres?
siv ? i adulate
There was a report abroad bmlght
tnat the tO votes of New York
would go to ?Mark. This report
based largely upon the action of Neu
York today In voting against Bryan,
The fact that the Mssouri delegate |
also gave Paker a majority of its
votes?Zi to 14?qt Ickly called out
rt ports ?f tt onion i f li;??rest* be?
tween N-w V rk und Missouri,
This nafural'y led to talk of Clark
^J^tm<.p*>++\d> ut and a New York man
Tor Vice President. Tin man mem
Honed most prominently in this con?
nection was Senator (>'( bum ? a.
There waj talk tonigttt also that the
t'rvjerwood for? es might ? -m ? Into
this com'an ilion, the plan being that
Mr. Undera.t should have the
apeak*-1* hip of ttie Houasi In '.he
. event of Mr. (Mark's elevation to tie
?*r .?!??.r \. Mont of the I tubruoo.l
States sre said to be against Mr.
Bryan on <slrn<Mi any proportion
whatever. Certain It Is moo of th* Sf
Stat-s, loeatrd In the solid South,
toted against Mr l'.rvui n.d.iv.
Thf t lark people declare tonight
I thit with New Yofk und the I'ikI ?
wood forces united under i he speak?
er * banner, the latter would ha ys
more than the neef-Marv numb,.r ( f
votes to nominate.
It igggSjtd certain tonight, fro n the
public adlon of the delegate* .?od
^ their prlvaleiv expressed \i,-ws
tru- !?? mocr.itic Convention will nom?
inate a progressive candidate an I
ad 'pt a progressive platform. S. ? m
the leaders frankly said they lesen1' d
Mr. Bryan"?? assumption to di< t its
the temporary chairmanship tag
j poln'ed to todav'a vote |n lustlth >
tton of these views. Mr. I'.ryan. g*>
tSpite the effort to eliminate him,
h vevcr. remains i stil^art f/ctor
In the Convention aiol may bo given
the authority to write the platform.
There wss nothing gaOfg tangthle
' to the Presidential MtuatlOtl tonight
tb in In talk and claim*
Hill \. I'll OF Ml RPIIY-HYAN
Hi van is \\ ? itiiiR Hie PlafoMu auil Ii
Im .\ggn?s>i\e|y and Positively Pr?>
are.vdtc?Wilson Choice of Pr??
Pr<?nrc**i%c* and Many Instructed
Clark Delegates May Qq to liiai
After First Ballot?Synopsis of
Special to the Dall Item.
Baltimore, June 27.?The rough
draft of the platform was submitted
by the suh-comnil*tee this morning
to the committee on platform and
resolutions. Th* platform fairly
shouts Pi ogresslveness. Bryan, aided
by a majority of the sub-committee
tictated the framing of ttie platform.
The resolution committee will look
over ine rough (/raft today and the
tinal draft will go to the convention
on Friday. Tammany Hall's plat?
form and four or five other conserva?
tive platforms were ignored by' the
sub-corn mlttee.y
The platform declares for a "tariff
for revenue only." limits president to
one term of six years, beginning in
1917, r.ils being aimed at Roosevelt,
condemns the Aldrich money bill, ad?
vocates primary elections. direct
elections of senators, conservation of
public resources, declares for de?
velopment of Alaska; advocates In?
dependence for Phllllpines, asks for
the uboiishment of the department
of labor and the enactment of a gen?
erous workmen*' compensation law.
advocates the radical strengthening
of tho anti-trust law and is against
the Oaugh rule for government ejttj
The resolution committee may
make a few changes in the above
plank 1, but they are not expected to
be material, and the platform will
stand practically as outlined.
"No compromise" is the slogan to?
day of the Progressives, Mushed with
victory in scattering the anti-rule in
Ohio gnd old States where delegates
rhosen -1n dHWetot principles n*e*'c
hound by the unit rule adopted by
the State conventions. The rank und
ft!e of the Progressives feel that the
Conservative forces have been beat?
en, but the Regressive leaders while
hopeful, think the conservatives ar?
not completely routed and may come
The credential committee still has
much work to do. When the con?
vention meets at noon and the cre?
dential committee submits its report
on the contested Illinois eases a light
it expect* d. The Sullivan crowd UfOti
In the committee, but the Hearst
Harrison forces will attempt by ora?
tory to have the convention reverse
tho committee.
The dark men are n^w strenuous?
ly denying a deal with the Murphy
and Ryan brand of Conservatives,
but the Wilson men insist that a deal
was made. It Is thought that If Clark
cannot get the nomination on the
first two ballots his chances will be
greatly lessened. The Wilson men
think the Clark delegates will then
go to Wilson, If balloting starts this
afternoon, and there is no result in
the rOgalai session at night session
will be called and balloting will per?
haps last until early in the morning
if no result is reached before then.
special to the Dally Item.
Baltimore. Jdne L'7.?"1 haven't
discussed candidates with anybody/'
Br\ "? aaldi answering the rumor thai
be would bolt if Kern or Wilson wer"
not nominated. Bryan Is throwing
cold water on the bolt talk, and is
working for harmony in the conven?
The convention was called to ordei
today at 11.41, with the largest crowd
in atendnncc since the opening! of
the Convention. Many women were
in tho audience, Including If rs. Wm,
Howard Tuft, who was seated back
of the Bpeaker*i stand She held an
Inform 11 reception.
The onh r of business s/ai consid?
erably ?i*i.t\<?i. while attempts n*er?
made I,, clear the aisles. It is eStt
mated thai it will take about Ave
hours for nominating ami seconding
speeches, But the omton maj cut
their talk ??bort in older to enable the
first ballot |e be taken befofe |V
The Clark men ate using all their
snergy in bring victory on ths first
ballot. Clark supporters are button?
holing all unpledged delegates asking
tit * t a "complimentary*1 vote for Clark
ha oast on tin- fust ballot. Boomers
ar* stationed at differnt puts of the
hall wearing the badges and button!
of the "Houn Bawg" candidate, ami
to land in the demonstration when
I Inrk'i name h mentioned,
B ibbi l tolph Quttm m bet op, ned
Wilson Supporters Will Take South
Dakota Contest i Dolore the Con
treutlon Itself.
_ !
Baltimore. June 25.?Completing
its work soon after the national Con?
vention reassembled tonight, the cre?
dentials committee agreed to indorse
the recommendations of the Demo*
pratic national committee in all con- j
tested cases except those from South
Dakota and the District of Columbia.
In both these eases, the Clark forces
Succeeded in seating their instructed
delegates. Two minority reports were
decided upon in the Illinois contest
where the Roger C. Sullivan delegates .
were seated 4U to 10. Harry T. Crea- I
well, the California member, reserved
the right to present a minority report
in favor of the Harrison-Hearst f ic?
In the South Dakota contest P. H.
Martion of Wisconsin asked all those
voting for the losing Wilson delegates
to join him in a report that would
carry the tight to the floor of the
convention. The vote was 28 to 23.
In the three-cornered District of
Columbia contest the unln.structed
delegation headed by National Com
mitteeman Newman .which had been
recognized by the national committee
was unseated and the "Costrllo dele?
gation" instructed for Clark, was In?
A vote on the three delegations re?
sulted SI follows:
For Costallo didegation. 22; for
Newman delegation, 12; for Farf
delegation 3.
Strcncous Buy for Bryan.
Special to the Daily Item.
Baltimore, June 27.?Bryan has
been up since 5 o'clock this morning.
Costless, collarless and vestless, and
with Perspiration running down his
facu, he greets the crowds that jam
his rooms. When asked for an out?
line of his future plans for the tight
fTn the Murphy. Taggari, Sullivan
machine and the crowd of conserva?
tives in general, Bryan replied: "The
tight is already half won. 1 have
nothing to say about what is left.
There have been and will be things
happening every hour and every day."
He declared further that he intended
lighting In the convention not only
for the adoption of the progressive
platform but for a progressive can?
didate. The effort of the Wilson men
to get him to come out
Openly for Wilson failed. Bry?
an pointed out that as a member
of the Nebraska delegation he was
j instructed for Clark, but Bald that
he believed strongly In Wilson's sue
! Bryan is reported to have; discuss.cl
a plan with certain delegates instruct?
ed for Clark to change their vote on
the tirst baihd If the New York dele?
gation goes solid for Clark.
Bryan Gets Machine's (.oat.
Special to the Daily Item.
Baltimore, June 27.?Wilson has
started a boom for Mayor NdWtou D.
Baker, of Cleveland, for Vice Presi?
dent, but Baker frowns on Ihe propo
Bit ion.
Bryan has completely routed the
Murphy. Sullivan, Taggari combina?
tion by strategic moves in the meeting
this morning of the subcommittee.
He and Senator O'Gorman of New
York, have been ? hosen to write every
word In the entire platform. They
st.n t? ?I their j?d> at 11 o'clock, and
arc xpected to finish about 4 this
afternoon it will be approved by the
resolut ion committee, and then no
before the convention.
Air Ship Goes to Scat.
Special to the Dally Item.
Hamburg, Germany, June -7. To
prove thai Germany could .Make an
'aerial Invasion of Bngland, Ihe Bepe
tin airship "Victoria Louise," sails t<?
day for a 12-hour cruise over the
North Sea, carrying IS passengers,
The Crafl passed nui 1 ? sea under
perfect control.
today's session with prayer. Follow?
ing was t he ml nor It) rep< 11 of the
credentials committee on lie South
Dakota contests, asking the s ating of
the Wilson delegates, The auditorium
Ms warm today, and the crowd
hoi ind listless, and applauded
only faintly the mention of the can?
didates names, Crane of Texas, said
thai the seating of tin Clartt men of
South Dakota, would be 'robbery,
pure and simple "
By Decisive Vote, Democratic Na?
tional Convention Abrogates Unit
Knie Except Where Made Manda?
tory by State Law?Situation Ap?
pears More Confused than Ever?
Breaks in Other Delegations, Ex?
pected a* Result of Conventions
A et ion.
Baltimore, June 26.?The progres?
sives in the Democratic National j
Convention claimed a notable victory
tonight, when they carried a motion
abrogating the rule by which some
State delegations were bound to ca9t
their votes as a unit.
The tight lor and against the unit
rule was waged particularly about
Ohio, where eighteen district dele
{; ites had been instructed by prh. ar
|. s to vote for Woodrow Wilson, but
Where the State Convention, control
It J by the Harmon forces, had in?
voked the unit rule binding all Ohio
delegates to the Ohio Governor.
The Convention, by 565 1-2 to 481
2-3, voted that no State delegation
should be bound by unit control ex?
cept in cases where a State law was
mandatory on the subject.
Wilson supporters in the Conven?
tion, who earlier in the evening had
carried on a demonstration lasting
thirty-three minutes, regarded the
vote, as distinctly favoring their can?
didate. The Wilson boom had been
growing throughout the day.
Wilson gained and Harmon lost
eighteen votes from the Ohio dele?
gation as a result of the fight. It was
said the abrogation of the rule might
lead to breaks in other delegations
and that this left the Presidential
nomination race tonight in greater
doubt thj^h ever.
New York's solid block of 90 votes
was cast in favor of continuing the
unit rule, amid hisses and groans.
Missouri, the home State of Champ
Clark, splft 20 to 7 in favor of the
unit rule and this result also was re?
ceived with groans.
When Nebraska and Kansas voted
solidly for the abrogation of the unit
rule, there were cheers from the Wil?
son forces. Pennsylvania, a Wilson
State, gave a big mapority for abro?
There had been reports during the
day of a growing sentiment in the
New York delegation in favor of
Governor Wilson. The delegation
voted under the unit rule tonight in
.Casting Its ballot against the propo?
sition fostered by the New Jersey
The tight over the unit ride carried
the night session well along toward
midnight. The report from the com?
mittee on credentials then was re?
ceived. As there was a minority re?
port, requiring discussion ,an ad?
journment was decided until noon to
Young Lady of Darlington Wedded
to Young Business May of Sumter
Wednesday afternoon at 4.:>0
o'clock at the residence of Mrs. An?
nie P. Lenolr, the mother of the
groom. Miss Clam In Middleton and
Mr, Prank A. Lynam wa re united In
marriage in the presence <>f the mem?
bers of the immediate families of
the contracting parties, the Rev, Mr.
R, W. Humphries, of the 151*??;i?1 street
Methodist church, performing the
The wedding was to have taken
place in Darlington al the home of
the bride, but the groom was taken
si-l. with appendicitis and was unable
to go to Darlington, so. rather than
delay tiic marriage, arrangements
Wefe mole fOf file bilde to com?' to
Sumter so thai the ceremony could
be performed notwithstanding the
indisposition of the groom.
MlSS Middleton has lived in Sumter
for several years and has many
friends here who will welcome hei
to lo t new home, Mr, Lyman is a
native of Sumter and Is engaged In
business. The young couple have
the best wishes of their many friends
here. ?
Claude Graham White Goes to 1 Ullni
Bride bj the llr Route.
London, .nine l'7.?Claude Graham
White, the well-known aviator, tlew
to church today to claim as his bride
Miss Dorothy Taylor, i New York so
ch tj girl, Quite a number of guests
at the ceremony came to the church
In tin ir aeroplanes,
SllWfl Hi* Way From Jail?Former
Superintendent at Orphan Home
Adds Chapter to Already Sensation?
al Case.
Greenville, June 2G.?T. U. Vaughn,
formerly superintendent of the Odd
Fellows' orphan home, located near j
Grenville. and a prisoner in the j
county jail since May 31, charged I
with a triple crime against an orphan !
girl under his ( are. sawed his way j
to liberty early today and tonight is '
at liberty.
At 2 o'clock this morning the jailer
was aroused by a negro woman pris?
oner who was confined in a cell on
the second floor above Vaughn's cell,
telling him that some one was escap?
ing from below. F.efore the jailer
could reach Vaughn's cell he had es?
caped. The alarm was quickly spread,
and a determined but unsuccessful
search has been made throughout
the day for the fleeing prisoner.
It is practically certain that Vaughn
was aided by one or more persons
from the outside. The prisoner made
his escape by severing a section of
one of the window bars with a hack?
saw. A short distance from the point
where he tumbled over the jail yard
fence, he stumbled and on the spot
was found the saw frame, pieces of
the blade, the prisoner's hat and a
letter addressed to him. The hole
through which the man went meas?
ured 12 by 7 inches, and only one
bar was sawed in twain. In the va?
cant cell today was seen the section
of the bar the man had sawed out.
It had been wrapped in clothes to
deaden the resping sound of the
hacksaw. On the floor of the cell lay
the prisoner's thumbed Bible, a copy
of Whittier's poems and a copy of
"Pilgrim's Progress."
The fugitive is evidently well sup?
plied with money as the records in
the office of the register of mesne
conveyance show that, since he was
plaed in jail, he mortgaged his home
for the sum of $4,000. He is a man
of rather keen intellet and is well
informed, and the county authorities
realize that they have a difficult task
to perform if they capture him. As
to whether he is armed, they do not
The Vaughn case created soroe
hing of a sensation in Greenville when
the warrant for his arrest was sworn
out. The press, out of consideration
for the Odd Fellows order and the
orphan children at the home and
<?ut of respect for the sensibilities of
the public, has suppressed a volume
of details of the heinousness of the
life Vaughn is charged with having
led at th<> time he was in charge of
the orphan home.
Wall street and tammanv.
New York World Fear- Their In?
fluence at Baltimore.
From the New York World.
shall Wall street ami Tammany
turn Democratic opportunity into
I democratic discord ?
shall Wall Street and Tammany
turn Democratic triumph into Demo?
cratic disaster?
'I hose are the first questions to be
answered at Baltimore.
The Murphys and the Ryans ami
the Belmonts and the Sheehans are
already reaching out for the Demo
cratfc Nation.i] convention. The
World herewith warns the Democra?
tic party that a Murphy-Ryan-Bel
mont-Sheehan Democracy is not
worth saving. -\ Murphy-Ryan-Bel
mont-Sheehan ticket is not worth
hub ting for * * *
The same men who blasted Demo?
cratic hopes iti l'.oo are seeking to
blast Democratic hopes in 1912 * ? *
if the Democratic party wishes t<?
make Roosevelt again a great tap
tain in American politics, it has only
to b-t Wa!i street and Tammany dom?
inate 'he Baltimore convention. if
the delegates to the Democratic Na?
tional Convention wish to create an
irresistible popular demand for
Roosevelt and third party, 'hey
have only to follow 'he leadership ol
the men who are behind Judge Park?
er * * *
The Republican p irty is Beet hl ni
with revolt, if Ryan and Murphy, if
Wall street and Tamraany domi?
nate the Baltimore convention, tin
Democratic party will' likewise be
seething with revolt. A new party
will be Inevitable, The American
people win not submit to be tricked
and defrauded forever by corrupt
bosses and corrupt plutocrats.
l et Baltimore remembei it.
Negro Says Ho i> From Oiangoburg?
Kan When Officer Approached and
Drew His GCU When Told to Halt
?Man Getting on Nicely.
Wednesday afternoon Police Officer
H. G. McKagen shot a negro who
gave his name at Lee Davis and said
he waa from Orangeburg, but had
been recently engaged in work at
Alcolu. The negro started to run
when the officer approached him and
when called to halt he drew his gun
and threatened to shoot if the officer
endeavored to arregChim.
The shooting HsVrred beyond the
railroad m a ve?e.nt lot adjoining an
alleged disreputable* house run by a
negro woman known as Child Evans.
From what could be learned this
morning of_tbx> occurence it seemed
that Mr". McKagen was riding past
the house when Davis started to run.
Mr. McKagen called to him to stop
and sie turned and drew his pistol,
threatening to shoot if the officer
approached him all the time gradual?
ly retreating. Mr. McKagen, after
the negro drew his gun on him, drew
his own gun and fired at the negro,
the bullet striking him in the leg and
shattering the bone.
The negro was disarmed and taken
to the Sumter Hospital where he re?
ceived attention. It was reported*
this mornig from that pla 'e that he
was getting on nicely and that his
leg would probably not have to be
amputated as at first thought.
The Evans woman stated that she
knew nothing about the man except
that he occasionally visited her
house. She had told him "There is
Mr. McKagen. now," and he started
to rpn.
As far as could be ascertained
there was no witness to shooting.
Mayor Grace Explains ltea>on for
Continuing the Policy Toward Ti?
Charleston Post.
"The policy of taxing blind tigers
the sum of $50 every three months
through summoning violators of
the dispensary law to the police court
'and accepting and then enforcing
the bond for this ntdount. turning it
into the city treasury, was not of my
creation,'" Said Mayor Crate yester?
day when asked if he had any state?
ment to make regarding the report
from Columbia that the investigating
committee of the Legislature might
look into this phase of the dispensary
situation in following up its investi?
gation of the graft (barge-- aerainst
the State constables and% rural po?
"The system. as a system. WSJ
evolved by ex-Mayor Rhett," said
Mayor (irate, "and the committee
probably has access to the reports of
the dispensary, in which Mr. Rhett
explained the system and .instilled its
operation. When 1 took otlicc. I
expressed my disapproval of the sys?
tem, but there waa no alternative t or
me to do l>ut to continue the system
of taxing the blind timers, unless J
should have consented to the loss to
the city of Charleston of this reven?
ue. With the trea my depleted, 1
did not see my Way clear to do any?
thing but accept the existing condi?
"in the matter of collecting the
tax. 1 wil; say this which the record!
show: That the collections are now
several thousand dollars in exeess of
the money which was collected bf
Mr. Rhett's administration, and there
are m neue blind timers. The collec?
tions are larger because all tin- viola?
tors of tin law have to pay *bc tax
and this is in line with the policy of
this administration that everybodi
shall share alike under the law."
Mayor Grace said that he
[has heard nothing from the legis?
lative committee regarding the mat
ter, but that th< committee may rest
nssured hat he will extend ail fad?
lities to them i"t Information in the
matter ??;' this t ?x on tin- bllng tigers
I if they desire | . 1 a; he stated
above, the explanation of tin- system
was made by Mr. lihett and appears
among the ?lisp.nsaty records and U
ready available.
\ girl's baseball team passed
through Sumter Thursday on
their way to Rtshopvltle where they
will have a game with local baeeuall
team The club had a great deal of
baggage with them and presented a
fairly good baseball appearance SS
far as could be decided by a casual

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