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Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OVF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
Columbia Cotton Market.
The cotton market was steady.
Low middling.. . .. .. ...... 9
Strict low middling........9 1-2
Strict low middling... .. .. .. 9 3-4
Middlin.. ..............10 1-S
Strict middling.. .. .. .... ..10 3
Good middling.. .. .. .... ..10 1-2
Charlotte Cotton Market.
Good middling.. ..........10 i1
Strict middling....... .. ... 10 1-4
1 Middling.. ......... .. 10 1-8
Tinges and stains.. ....7 1-2 to 9 1-2
State News Briefs.
Petitioin has been received from the
bar of Barnwell asking for a special
term of civil court to last three weeks
beginning in October. There are said
i, be a large number of cases on the
A commission was issued to the
Carolina-Honduras Mining Company
wkich will have its principal office in
Charleston and do business on a cap
ital of .3.000. The company will
develop certain gold mining property
it has acquired and Wm. Schirmer
znd W. F. Jordan are the incorpora
Governor Heyward has received a
letter fr-omu the special commission
appointed to survey the line between
Edvefield and Aiken counties stating
tat 'he appropriation for the work
wa.s too small and asking to be re
lieved of their duties. This will prob
.ably affect the efforts noiv being made
to establish a new county out of the
territory in that section.
Died at Age of 103.
Aiken. Special.-Mr. Micael Ander
son died at his home in Gloversville
a few days ago at the age of 103
Years. It was stated in a previous re
port that Mr. Cass Weatherford, who
<lied at the age of 97 years, was the
oldest maa in Aiken county: but that
was a mistake. The correspondent
did not know of Mr. Anderson at
the time that Teport was written.
Mr. Anderson was veteran of three
'wars. He was married twice and was
the father of 23 children, now seat:
tered all over the State. Mr. Ander-.
son was an honest, sober, patriotic
and industerious citizen, and was re
spected by all who knew- him. His
remains were buried in the Langley
cemetery in the presence of a large
number of friends and relatives. Mr.
Anderson 's long life can most proba.
blv be attributed to the temparate
habits and simple manner of living.
Cut Guard's Throat, Escape.
Charleston, Special.-Feigning ill
ness, three negroes, Alonzo Godwin.
Ha:mmond Wilson and George Kenny,
coIv e-ts serving long terms on the
chaia gang of the sanitary and drain
age commission work near Ashley
.Jnction stopped in the stockade hay
ing asked for water, seized and over
powered H. C. Stello. the white guard.
and cut his throat with a butcher
kni9n. Two "trusties" at the stock
ade were locked in by the men, who
ransacked the guard's rooms, donned
c-iviliain clothes and escaped into the
nearby swamps. The men contrary
to rules, were not chained on the
stockade. The trusties broke out and
s1 ead the alarm. A sheriff's posse is
scourng the woods with bloodhounds.
From Bounded Warehouses.
he state board of dispensary direc
adjourned after a two-days' ses
on. Maj. John Black was not able
attend the meetings on account of
ickness. The board decided to put
nto affect a resolution adopted some
time ago to buy goods' in bulk from
-bonded warehouses. The advertise
ments for purchases for this quar
ter will contain a notice to that effect.
New Rural Route.
Mayesville. Special.-The postoffice
department has ordered the establish
ment of a rural free delivery route
out from this office, service beginning
October 1. This route will cover the
ground now covered by a star route
except that it wvill go further down
towards Sardinia, as far as the old
Cooper place. It will cau~se the clos
ing of the Goodwill posto , e. This
route was worked out by the present
~postmaster of Goodwill in which he
was greatly helped by our hustlina
congressman. Mr. A. F. Lever. The
examination for carrier: will be held
Columbia May Have European Hotel.
Columbia. Special.-The passage of
deeds to complete the purchase of the
Greeniield buiiling at the southwest
corner of Main and Lady streets, pro.
bably means the construction of a
large and thoroughly modern Euro
pean hotel building~ for Columbia
within 12 months. A stock company
is to) remodel the building into a ho
tel. It will be Columbia's first ho
tel on the FEuropean plan.
Btrned by Sulphur Acid.
Gr eenviile. Speial.-W bile being
carried from the storage room to -the
blacherv of the local plant of the
ViriinialCarolina Chemical Company
a for-ga!oncarboy of sulhui
acid b)urst. sat-:a ti:ngz the e-iothing of
two nezr' men, who~ wveirecarryingz it
and sprin:klin the face of Mr. Leon
P ichou who w-a; dire-ting the move
id uARuNi A ORO S
Condition of South Carolina Crops
For Week Ending Monday, Aug. 13
1906, as Given Out by thp De
The whole State received ample
sunshine during the week but. there
was consderable local cloudiness dur
in- the last two days in the southern
central and wester counties.
The average temperature was much
above normal. The extremes of tem
perature were a maximum of 100 de
grees at Blackville and Bowman on
the 10th and at Walhalla on the 7th,
and a minimum of 66 degrees at
Greenville on the 11th. The daily
maximum temperatures ranged in the
nineties, exceptp in the extreme wes
tern counties and at places near the
coast where they ranged in the, eight
ies during the first three days. The
daily minimum temperatures were
The precipitation was deficient ex
cept a few widely separated locali
ties that had excessive amounts ran
ing from about two inches to nearly
four inches. with a maximum weekly
amount of 3.96 inches at Cheraw.
Both the temperatures and rainfall
conditions were generally favorable.
and ground dried rapidly except over
small areas - where the rainfall was
exeessive. There were no hight winds
or other damaging weather condi
tions.-J. W. Bauer, Section Director.
Boy Accidentally Shot.
Laurens. Special.-While t h ,ee
small' boys of the city were down in
the river Sunday afternoon hunting
and fishing, Julius Trapp, aged 10,
was shot in the left shoulder and arm
with a shotgun by Clifford Harris,
aged 12. The boy is not seriously_
wounded though quite painfully, as
it appears that only a portion of a
Wght charge of small shot struck
the lad. le received prompt medical
aid and is reported as resting com
fortablv. He is a son of the
Widow Trapp of the Laurens mill
village. The Harris boy, it is un
derstood, claims that he did not
know the gun was loaded and was
merely pranking with it when, to his
utter surprise, the firearm was dis
charged with the result above indi
Summer School Closes.
Barnwell, Special.-The Aiken
Bamberg summer school closed a most
successful session here on Friday.
The school has been in session for
three weeks and has been quite a
success in every way. The faculty
was composed of Prof. W. L. Brooker
of the Aiken schools as superinten
dent, with Prof. E. H. Hall of Den
mark and Miss Jennie Lou Brown of
Aiken as his assistants. Each of the
instructors is among the prominent
educators of the State and the sum
mer school was fortunate in securing
such able teachers for the different
branches. The attendance of the
teachers from the three counties was
good and all took a deep interest in
the work mapped out for them to do.
The State Pharmacists.
Greenville, Special.-The thirtieth
annual meeting of the State Pharma
ceutical association convened in this
city about 70 pharmacists being in
attendance. The examining board re
ported that only three out of 12 ap
plicants for licenses to practice phar
macy in tihe State had passed the
.' amination. The successful appli
eants were Claude Cannon. Spartan
burgt: T. E. Rhame, Summerton; C.
L. Moseley, Greenwood
Crops. in Laurens.
Lancaster, "Special.-For the past
ten days there has been no rain in
this section with the result that much
general improvement in the crop con
dition is noted. Cotton is yet far
belowv the average and hundreds of
acres in this county have been "'laid
by'' grassy. Ther-e is perhaps an
increased acerage planted in corn
and uplands are, as a general thing,
very good, while bottom lands are
poor. Peas are fine and a large
aereage, was sown. All r..ops will
neecd rain very soon if the, hot wave
Monazite Mine in Court.
Anderson, Special.-Judge Geo. E.
Prince at chambers has granted a
temporary injunction restraining cer
tain parties from operating a mona
zite mine near Pelzer in Greenville
county. The plaintiffs are James and
Joseph Alverson, minors, who allege
that their mother, a Mrs. Taylor, sold
the right to mine monazite on the
small place owned by the family
wjghout const~ting them about it.
Negro Exoursionist Hurt.
Lamar. Special.-Alexander Steph
ens of .Hartsville, a negro excursion
ist ret urrding from Augusta on an ex
cursion run from Hartsville, was in
jured at this place. His right foot
was cut off by the train andl he re
eeivedl other painful injuries about
the head and body. Another negro,
wvhose name could not be learned,
was also hurt
New Railroad to Lancaster.
According to the Charlotte Ob
server, a charter has been granted the
Carolina Mineral Railway company,
to build and optrate a -line 40 miles
in length from Charlotte to Lancas
ter. S. C.. through Meeklenburg andl
Unioni counties in North Carolina
andi Lancaster in this State. by way
orth Cjosu Gold Mining and
).lillIingi co ny:i in 17n1ion county\.
TH C.OSING SCENt
Grewsome Af .lmatb of the Dramatic
Scene in Greenwood County Thurs
(reemwood. Special.- hIe last act
in t1he wrrib itragedy of the v.'
witih tioiif-h1 attack 01 Mls-*i
ieH Brooks by the. : 11 b. k:.s.
Who calle to his dathi at the hands
of infurated citizens. was 'elacted,
when the ]aw\. in the person of
oner W. S. Shadra'ch was allowed' an
imning and solmnly sat upon the case.
The inquisition is inl due and anle
ient form and runs as follows:
State of South Carolina--County of
An inquisition indented. taken at
Pet Brookss' in Greenwood counti.
the 17th day of August. A. D.. 1906.
before W. S. Shadrach. coroner for
said county. up)n view of the body
then and there dead by the oaths of
(-blank shape here. as n1o testi
mony was taken whatever). Bein._ a
lawful jury of inquest. who bein
charged an sworn to inquire for the
State of South Carolina where and by
what means the said Bob Davis came
to his d'-ath. upon their oath to say:
We th, tindersigied jurors do say
that Bob Davis came to his death by
gzunsIot wvounds in tle hands of un
known parties. And we. the jinrors
aforesaid. upon their oath aforesaid.
say that Bob Davis in manner and
form aforesaid came to his death. In
witness whereof. I. V. S. Shadrach.
coroner aforesaid and- the jurors
aforesaid to this inquisition have in
terchangeably put our hands ai(d
seals, the day and year above meu
W. S. Shadrach (L. S.)
T. P. Purdy. foreman (L. S.): M.
N. Banks, J. K. Devore. W. T. Ed
wards, R. L. FXoshee. .1. M. Rikard.
Jr., J. L. McKellar. T. D. Jones. J.
R. Ligon, J. B. Ward. J. C. Huihes,
J. T. Anderson and E. M. Gregory.
Crowds visited the scene of the
lynching all Thursday iight and
shots were fired into the mutulated
body of the wretch off and on dur
ing the night and even Friday morning
until the county authorities took
charge of what was left of the body.
the remains literally, and put them in
a cheap pine box. It was supposed
that lie would be buried in the color
ed churchyard nearby. the negroes
having a church named Mount Moriali
close to the white chureh of the same
name, but the church leaders would
not allow it, so Davis was buried in
one corner of a field on the farm of
Mr. Ed. Creswell, not far from the
place of his death. The usual ghoul
ish souvenirs -avere taken: toes, ears.
fingecrs, etc., were cut off by those who
possess this morb~id desire to have re
mindlers of lynched persons.
The Lew Again.
Solicitor Cooper arrive.d at 2 o'clock
from Laurens in response to the tele
gram sent him by Goverenor Hey
wvardl. The cdovetrnor referred to this
telegram in his secondl appeal to the
crowd, but it had no effect. Before
returning to Laurens. Solicitor Coop
er directed that the coroner hold his
incquest at onice and seigd him a copy
of the iniquisition and furt her that if
nto testimony was taken for the cotr
onler to reconvene his jury and take
some testimony. As wvill *be noted
above, no testimony was taken andl so
far no step)s have beeii taken towvards
recoinvetning the jury.
The Negroes Approve.
The negroes in townt and in the
counitry, so far as it is possible to as
certain. have acqutiesceed in the lynch
in'z. Proof of this will be found1( in
he following ope let ter Principal
Turner of th~e school had~ submitted
it to dlif'erent white citizens who ad
xised it pl~tic'ation. The address is
"We the net.roes of this county.
wislh to say'that we are wtih yout and
in anything~ so serious as this von
have assistance in what you think
bes5t. We cananot a !fon!. as a V rce. to
uphold anything that tends to lower
(mIr Cristian iior mnoralI st andi nz, and
:hie quicker we show t hat we are readyv
to help trace the rascal to his den the
tuicker will we have the sympiathyv
of the white man when we are intrud
eda upon. Some misguided colored
persons may say that negroes should
niot have assisted the whlite men in
their search. but we say to them. 'You
are simply needing commflonl sense.'
If there is anythingr lacking on the
part of the negro race it is that of
self-respect and we say that if he
canmot respect hiimself,'. eebh h;im.
tnd do not he part iculhar' how and in
what manner~i~i the lessoni the race os
:1 hiish the fuer't t hat we should join
in a nd overtake anv rascal we are' not
in Il d ischarg'e otf onur diuty. Then
le'It'.s as a rac'e learni to respect our t
sel ves ndl thereby expect it of. otihers.
"We think we voice thle sentiment
of1 every resp~ectabhe negro in the
'ountry u when we sav that the coun11
Itrv is rid of onie of thed mleanetst.
most disresp~ct able characters imag
ittable and your thboughts are ours. It
is ttnreasoinable to exteet .the whlite~
men~i to respiect and pro(t ect us wheni
we do not resp)ect ourselves. The
only thling waiited was* the righlt man
and that is what wec had and wve are
TSigned) "('olored Citizens of
Gr~ eenwood' (Countv."
To Succeed Allsbrook.
Mainiui. Spec(ial.--At a meeting~ of
b:r 1of contro l here iast wveek. Mr.
(. '. Chein.ig wvas electe c oniv d1i$.
pesrto suceceed Mr. J1. D). Allshrook,
who handedu th b1 oaird his r~esignml tion
- ome tame ago. Mr. (Chlewina wats
e ler in the dispensa tri ner' thn.
:t1'tir i bseen chosn fam!irr t
EARTHQUAK[ LOSS HEAVY
Property Lo-s is Even Placed as High
as S250 03.00. cr More Than Ev
cry Stick ant Stone cf the Com
munity Car. Pcssible Be Worth
Kncwn Dcad Placed by Refugee at
100. But 1"igures Still Run as High
d:isster 1" \~alparai sl 0c*1:1edl by the
earhjlh 1.1Mh. I'l 1". ell beaIo
Thitirstla y. Englst N. and continued
at frequent ilt rvI rlis i hout Ithat
anld the next two days.
Dispatches fro-m Yalparaico to the
Associated Press state that a moder
ate estimate of the fatalities is 2.000
and that lie property loss may be as
high as $250.000.000. which latter is
s -ieat as the loss sustained by San
Franisci inl coniseliluence of the earth
quakei :d irle devastate( that city
A refugee who la- ::rrived at Saniti
ag) places the known Valparaiso
dead at 100. and other messages in
dinte tliat first reports oI damages
and easttalties were ere ly exager
:tteId. I)ispatches to the State De
patmnenlt at Washingtion place the
fatallies at about 500. These con
tileting statenetIs cannot at this time
be aLdjusted. It is evident that even
yet confiusion and panic prevail at
Valparaiso and uitil order is restored
it will be impossible to ascertain with
1Nuraey te loss to life and prop
er1y. Tlhe dwellings in the city have
been practicallv aba-idoned by the in
habitants. who are existing as best
they ca1 in the plazas and streets
of the city and the hills adjacent to
it. without shelter from storm and
stttn and with famine confronting
them. Food is already scarce and
high, water for drinking purposes is
lacking. and disease is feared. The
government is doing all it catn to
bring in relief. The crippling of the
railroads leading into Valparaiso con
tintes a factor in the situation for
an indefinite period. Relief supplies
can only be obtained through other
menas of transportation. the seaboard
affording the best of these.
At Santiago many of the best pub
lic and private buildings were wreck
t. The loss of life there was aug
mented by the panie which seized the
people, many of whom threw them
selves fro mthe balconies of their
homes. The destructive force of the
earthquake was experienced over a
large extent of the country, many
towns sustaining serious damage.
Facts About Valparaiso.
The capital of the province of Val
paraiso, Chile, and the chief seaport
of the republic, is situated on a base
of the Pacific, 68 miles (116 miles by
rail) west northwest of Santiago,
with which it is connected by rail.
The older and business'portion of the
city extends along the shore of the
bay, while on the slope of the sur
rounding lills are the finer residence
subburbs. Vinia del Mar. a few miles
to the east, is a noted suburb and sea
shore resort. Valpataiso enjoys a
mild and eqtuable climate, the average
temperatture being 5S degrees F., the
average for Januar'y 6:3 degrees atnd
for July 53. The average annual
rainfall is abotut 13.3 inches. The
town.- has some well conustrtucted
streets. and a square with many monu
menits. The more important monu
menits ~iclude statues of Columbus,
William Whteelrigh t, who built the
first railroad ini Sotuth America, Thto
mas, Cochryne (tenth Earle of Dun
donald), who organized the Chilean
nuavy. andl a tine mnonutmenlt to the
navy. stumotuntedl by a statue of Adl
miral Pratt. The fort is strongly for
tified. and the government maintains
a large naval arsenal. The chief
mantufactures are cotton goods. ma
edhinerv andl iron works: ot her in ter
ests are the ma:mtf'acture of tobacco,
bottling of mineral wateri. sugar rr
finting. brewingo atnd distilling. ThM
harbor is very neccesseble atnd has a
'ompihlete systemn of doeks. warehouses
Valparaiso hasi b~een the port for
Santiago since 1 854. It was v'isited
lby a terrible eathqiouak~e in 1855 anid
bomardled by a Spaih fleet in 1866(.
Dutring the civil war of 1891 is was
taken and partly sackedl by the con
gressional trOOps. lThe population in
1900 was I 33,~4. of whom .12.000
$50,000 Lumber Mill Fire in Georgia.
Macon. Ga.. Special.-A special to
The Telegraph from Ocailla. Ga.. save
the planit of the Ocilla Lumber Corn
patny, one of the largest in the State,
w'as totally dlestroyedl by fire Sunday
morng; loss, $50.000. Diry kiht ,
millions of feet otf lumber. laths, shtin
ges and oithet' material (lest roved.
( itizents made a great eflort to e'xlting
uishi flames wVtiout avail and thint
tturnted their attentioni to saving adl
Joluing property, wvhich w~as success
ftul. Very small insturancee on pro'~per
ty. Mills will at once be rebtult.
Origin of fire unknowtn.
Prevented From Lynching Rapist.
Autgusta. Ga.. Special.--A C'hrott
icle sieia ifIhrm Mc( ormiek says the
eo :putlat ion became wroug.tht
up1:h:u whi te (cit izents. to prevenit a
lyntch intg. had to take .Jack Samuels.
a tiegro who had assatul ted a niegro
girl, to Grteentwood,. where hte was mewt
by sheriff of Abbeille county andi
.iailed at the latter place Ioi' safeQ
Jerome Willing to Run.
New York. Special.-District At
torntey' William Tr'avets Jerome issued
the following statement: --In the
present shiamefuil coi ti on of our'
poilitical life int this State. I an will
inig toi tan for' the alliee of Governor
o? the Staie' if 'he Deinociratie con
vention shall toiinate mien withott
und ~erst and it. in lete ndc m sdri.
Wholesale Prices Quoted in New York
'The Milk Exchange price for standard
quality is 2'%c. per quart.
'rmnrv-We~strcn. extra.$ 22'2:a$ 23
Firsts......... ...........20ha 22
State dairy. tancy.......... 27,, 22
Fir-sts ........ .......... 1%(i9 2 z'
Factory, thirds to firsts... 14%@ 17%
State, full crea:-, fancy.... 11%A l 11%
Small ........ .......... 11%(a 11%
Part skims, good to prime. 72,1 8%
Full skims .............. 2 3
.ersey-Faney.. .. ..... .. 24 @ -25
State and Penn.... ...... 23 @ 24
Western-Firsts.. ........ 19 19%
BEANS AND PEAS.
Beans-Marrow, choice.... - 2 95
Medium, choice ......... i % (a) 1 8)
Pea, choice.... .........1 57%@ 1 60
Red kidney, choice......3 05 : 10
White kidney -........ 3 0 0 15
Yellow eye.... .. ..... _ 1 55
Black turtle soup.. ..... 35
Lima, Cal .. . ... - a@25
FRUITS AND REltIiES-Fr%7iT~.
Apples-Duche.s, per bbl.. 2 25 @ 3:' 00
Astrachan, per bbl. .20 @ 2 50
Jersey, per bsket.. . 60 1 75
Pears, Bartlett, per basket 75 (a) 1 25
Bell. per bbl...........1 50% 1 75
Keifer. per bbl........1 00 1 25
Brackberries, per qt........3 1
puckleberries, per qt ... 25 00
Plums, per carrier........ 50 CO 1 0
Peaches. per basket........ 40 1 00
Muskmelons, per basket.... 30 ( 1 25
Watermelons, per 100...... . 1 01 0 (a0 7
Spring chickens, per lb.... 14 @
Fowls, per lb.............3(-a 13
Roosters, per lb .... ...... @ 8
Turkeys, per lb..........5 12 0
Ducks, per pas.......... 40 (a 10
Geese, pe pair ........... 90 @ 1 504)
Pieo s, per pair ......... 20 @ 25
Turkeys, per lb.... ...... 11 Q 13
Chickens, Phila., per lb... 16 @ 22
Fowls, per lb.............. 1 (W. 14
Geese, spring, per b ...... 20
Ducks, spring, per lb.12....... @ 12
Squabs, per dozen........1 25 @ 280
State, 1905, choice......... 13 @ 15
Common to fair ......... 11 (a 12
Pacific Coast, 1905, choice. 17 @ IS
Good to prime ......... 15 16
HlAY AND STRAW.
Iea,prime, per 10 lb..... 1 1 0
Ducks, perin lb ........ 92 @ 1 %0
Nqab, per 1z lb........ 15 @01 95
Coe nixed, per 100 lb. 6)@ .
Straw, long rye........... 50 @ 55
Potatoes, L. I., per bbl.... 1 50 a 1 75
dersey, per bbl........ 125 ( 1 60
Sweets, per basket ..... 7 1 05
Tonatos, per box ........ 25 a 1 00
No. 2, pr 100 etb...... 5(l9
gg plant, per b 00. . 5 @6 5
Stuash, per bbl............ 50 @ 00
Pas., per bag............ 60 12
Jepers, p'er box.......... 26 @ 50
Lettuce, per bbl.......... 50 1 50
Cabbages, per 100........ 2 M1 ( 00 350
String beans, per bag.... 60 6 1 00
Onions Ct. white, per bbl. .300 (a 30
L.L per'bbl........... @ 2 225
Carrots, per 100 bunches... - @ 1 00
Beets, per 100 bunches..... @ 1 0
Turnips, per bbl.......... - 3 50
Cucumbers, per boa....... 30 1 60
Cucumber pickles. per 100. 2 00 3 25
L.or, per 10.... ......... 60 12
lerot, per do00 bunches... -5 @ 0
Beets peans per baghe.. 7- (10
Ournip,per lO..... .....10 @125
Caulifloer, per bbx.......0 6 0
ucumberpickle , ETC00.200 32
Floar-Winter dozab'es 35 40250
ore 10.............7 60 14
eCerype No.z. buhes...... 15 402
LmbNo. ewbag........ 75a 1
at, mied.00.... .........1-0 @ 132
Larditywr,.pr.bb........ 50 8250
Bev G ct rss E.. 7@
aspity patesse........ 9 5 46@
ounr resse............5 77y -1@7%
Cone, per 10 wit........30 @2
Nob. pe 100llbw.......600 (4591)
Dats, ie...0.5....... - @637%
LIVPP E CROPC RO ISD
ews York dresse..e.... 7eceive
ples, expted dresed.... cors (af the
Cntryrsed $1.......1.5 a) rei
Glasgo, These0 price.... ca 30 ard5ly
begs takena ere ntb..... of6 @t6o6se
kindcatins arein tha igets Tied
ina.They ere Thrin in8\6.
mNew York. Adty.-ers frmeived
p~ ro thfrsthsate fnAmedicanaes
iteeprtoed inthe rcorsevofnty
seao milon barrlshofht apples r
theed t1.60to yea.8 The trearren
nlsow. Thee isare caghardf
ew orchnars topreeckonied ofth.s
whchwllownems peals bein made forson,
rowthe ofpphes oldper tree ofThis wil
incras hc yiel cnsiegraly.de
m:n.Thwere isathmoeyein horedt
: nucin Theres nvercasea tiep
in thea hisvry ofare. probaly whe
thert dedfrmnyi the reor.hevn
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Fearing State Ccntrol Disposes
e its jings.
SIX HUNDRED MILES GVEN OVER
Seventy-rave Per Cent ol the Street
RaHiways of Connecticut and
Many in Massachusetts and
Rhode Island Included.
Boston.-Trolley lines are no long
er a part of the assets of the New
Y6rk, New Haven and Hartford Rail
road. It was announced that the
railroad company had disposed of its
entire group of trolley lines to a vol
The new voluntary association
which now owns the trolley systems
is to be known, according to report,
as the New England Security and In
vestment Company, and is composed
of a number of individuals who are,
without much do-bt, not unfriendly
to the railroad interests. It is un
lerstood that the sale or transfer in
volves alJ the road's trolley holdings.
rhis means about 600 miles of com
pleted trolley lines in Connecticut,
assachusetts, -Rhode Island and
New York State.
The lines in Connecticut form the
largest group, for fully seventy-five
per cent. of the entire street railway
ystem in that State belongs virtually
to the New York, New Haven and
Hartford Railroad, including the
treet railways of Hartford, Willi
mantic, New London, New Haven,
Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwich,
ot to mention numerous other
towns. In Massachusetts the hold
ings included the systems in Spring
ield and Worcester, the Berkshire
Street Railway and sthe Worcester
and South Bridge Street Railway and
the Worcester and Black Stone Street
Railway. These systems were held
by the Consolidated Street Railways
Company, which was owned by the
The transaction is evidently the
Dutcome of the agitation over the so
malled merger bill in the Legislature
last session. President Mellen told
the legislative committee at that time
that if the people of this State did
ot want the railroad to hold trolley
lines the railroad would bow to the
The merger bill was defeated and
Immediately afterward Attorney
General Malone sent a draft of a bill
.o the Legislature which he said
would operate to cause the New Ha
ven to divest itself of its trolleys.
3overnor Guild also sent a special
nessage to the Legislature congratu
!ating it on the defeat of the merger
ill, and characterizing the present
ailroad system in Massachusetts as
njust and inequitable, and seying
.hat the control of Massachusetts
ransportation was slowly but surely
>assing from Massachusetts to aliens.
The committee on street railways
hereupon recommended that the le
~ality of the New Haven's holdings
n Massachusetts trolley systems be
ested in court.
The New Haven management pro
ested that the trolley acquisitions in
Mfassachusetts of the Consolidated
street Railways Company had at all
:imes been in conformity with the
New Haven, Conn. - This state
nent was made by President Mellen
Lt his summer home in Stockbridge,
dass., over the telephone to his offie
'The transaction involved the sale
>f over seventy-five per cent. of the
treet'railways of Connecticut, in
:luding systems in the cities of New
london, New Haven, Bridgeport,
forwich, Stamford, Hartford. Wilii
nantic and other towns in Connecti
ut, together with lines running into
Cew York State and Rhode Island
nd numerous lines in Massachusetts.
ncluding systems in the cities of
pringfield and .Worcester."
FREE LUNCH UNFIT.
hicago Plant WThere It is Manufac
tured From Spoiled Meat.
Chicago.-that the free lunch
:rved in hundreds of saloons in
Thicago is !--gely composed of meat
n a condition absolutely unfit for use
vas discevered by Food Inspector
lurray w: en his force of assistants
aided a barn at 124 Illinois street,
>wned by William Davidson.
The place contained thirty stoves.
ver which six men were working
n an endeavor to prepare decayed
>ort- and be:f into a'semblance of its
~ri- -nal form, and thereafter "man
facture" it into free lunch for the
The men working I- the awful
tench of the place were arrested on
varrants '.worn out by Inspector
durray, and with Davidsion are ac
used of violating the health ordi
ianc of the city.
The raid of the Illinois street barn
ollowed the inspection of a cold stor
Lge warehouse. The warehouse is a
ublic one, and in it InspEctor Mur
-ay found 25,000 pounds of imeat
nfit for - e.
The entire plant was confiscated
Lnd will b -- sed a- evidence against
)avidson and his assistants.
Speaker Cannon Renominated.
Speaker Canno-. was nominated at
Daville, Ill.. for Congress for the
~ighteenth time and was indorsed for
resident with great enthusiasm, an
ionor he said no man could refuse.
IKills Wife and Self.
Edward H. Sanderson. secretary of
he California Truck Company, killed
2s wife and committed suicide in
:heir home in Los Angeles, Cal. Mr.
Sanderson, according .- a statement
itde by his son, had acted strange
y for several days.
Bar Harbor Bans Automobiles.'
Bar Ha- bar, Me.. residents and
summer colonists were unanimous
[r continuing the prohibition of au
tomobiles in the town.
The National Game.
The Chicago Cubs think well ot
atcher Walsh, their recruit from
Rube Waddell seems to be as sus
eptible to injury as a kid raised in
The Providence Club has .signed
third baseman Storkte, of the Am
herst College team.
In Chicago the Brooklyn team is
referred to as the "over-confidence
Ralpha Glaze looks beiter each~ time
H 0 MASS, BANK SIWI
Tile First National Wrecked by
Favors to Officers.
E;. Loans tc Officers CaTied Failure,
According to Report of Exoamincr
Ewei to the Comp".oler.
W~ashing.on, D. C.-T. P. a:: :2,
acting Comptroller of the Cu:rency,
received advices by wire from Na
tional Bank, Examiner Ewer at Bos
ton that the)First National Bank, of
Chelsea, Mass., had been closed by
action of the directors. Examiner
Ewer .ms been appointed receiver.
The failure ef this bank is due to
large, excessive loans to officers and
directors of the bank.
Chelsea, Mass.-The information
given by Bank Examiner Ewer to the
Comptroller of the Currency at Wash
ington, in connection with the fail
ure of the First National Bank, of
Chelsea, was that the collapse was,
due to excessive loans made to officers
and directors of the bank.
It became known that the princi
pal factor in the suspension of the
bank was a large indebtedness on the
part of its ,president, Sylvester B.
Hinckley. This indebtedness is un
officially estimated at from $300,000
to $500,000, but statements maae b-y
dlectors of the' bank indicate th:;
President Hinckley has transferred
to the institution his equity in large
real estate holdings,' which, it is ex
pected, will provide for the payment
in full of all depositors.
President Hinckley is said t,, be
dangerously ill at his home in New
ton. On Saturday last he was unable
to place his signature to the papers
transferring his property to the bank,
and it was necessary for him to re
sort to making his mar' upon the
document. This proceeding was le
galized by the witnessing signatures
of his wife and son. It is said that
Mr. Ainckley has not been able to be
at the bank for four weeks.
Developments indicated that Mr.
Hinckley was Involved in extensive
real estate transactions, from which
he expected to realize great profits.
The director most' active in bring
ing affairs to a crisis was Thomas
Martin, a former president ,of the
bank, who, in an Interview said that
recently he discovered evidence of
unbusinesslike methods, and started
an investigation. This disclosed the
fact that papers held by the bank
were not what Mr. Martin considered
strictly commercial. He said that
the signatures in some cases "needed
Mr. Martin also stated that suffi
cient property had been transferred
by Mr. Hinckley to the bank to in
sure the payment of aepositors in
NEW G. A. R. COMMANDER.
Encampment Elects R. B. Brown, Ed
itor of Zanesville Courier.
Minneapolis, Minn.-R. B. Brown,
of Zanesville, Ohio, was elected Co:n- '
mander-in-Chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic at the annual en
campment. Other officers chosen -
were: Senior Vice-Commander, Will
iam H. Armstrong, Indianapolis; Jun'
ior Vice-Commander, E. B. Fentcn,
Detroit; Chaplain in Chief, Arch
Ibishop John Ireland, St. Paul; Sur
'geon-General, W. H. Jackson, In
The new Commander-In-Chief of
the Grand Army, R. B. Brown, was
born in 1845, and has always live~d
in Ohio. He enlisted in the Fif
teenth Ohio Infantry at the age of
sixteen years, and served in therV
Fourteenth Army Corps in the Army
of the Cumberland until he was inns-'
tered out in 1864. He then re-e i
listed as a veteran soldier. and served
as such until the end of the war. He
was a private throughout the three
years of his service and then be
came a non-commissioned officer.
Mr. Brown is now editor of the
The total membership of the
Grand Army is declared in the .report
of Adjiutant-General Tweedale to be
235,823, an increase of 3368 during
the last six months. The losses by
death for the year ended December
31, 1905, were 9205, or 3.90 per
cent, of the total membership. In
the preceding year the loss by death
reached e.actly .the same percentage.
The Commander-in-Chief in his ad
dress bitterly arraigned those who.
posing as the "most eminent men of
the nation," had proved false to the~r
trust in various ways, but declared
that among all such The same of no
Civil War veteran could be found.
MANY EMIGRANTS FOR CANADA.
Salvation Army Charters Steamers to
Ering Settlers from England.
Bri~gadie: General Howell and
Colonel Lamb. of the Salvation Army,
will leave England for Canada, has'
ing completed arangements for the
settlement of between 20,0010 and
25,000 -emigrants in the Dominion
ithin a year. A fleet of ten or
twelve ste: mers will be chartered fo-r
their transportation. The emigrants
will be scattered through Canada in
such a way as to place them within
reach of tae work for which they at e
State Senator a Briber.
State Senator F. 0. Butt has asen
convicted -n the Circuit Court. at
Perryville, Ark., on a charge of of'
fering a bribe to another State Sena
tor. He was sentenced to two years
in the penitentiary and fined $200.
Wealth For Canada. 1
Winnipeg figures that the Cana
dian Northwest will raise 97,000,00)
bushels of wheat this year and re
ceive $63,000,000 for it.
Chicago Freight Tunnel Open.
The Illinois Tunnel Company
began its freight service in Chicago
after five years of constructior.
Record runs in the handling of
freight were made from many of the
forty ~business Mouses and the four
railroads already connected with the
It has been decided not to race
McKinley, 2.06%, this season.
Philadelphia .Tack O'Brien is In
England. He will be gone six weeks.
Ab)raham Gage, of the West Indian~
eleven, made a new American record
of nine wickets without loss or a run
n a game a: Prospect Park, Brook
IC'. M. Daniels won the 100-yard
SI':g -,' Tr'a' ers ls'.and. Long !sand
soin. He reduced! t'he emo'se ree