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PICKENS, S. I. 11URSDAY,1E3UR 2,1t1
TAXING BANK SroCK.
SHALL THE STATE BANKS BE TAXED
OUT OF EXISTENCE?
The Conatruction of tMe Liw foveraing
* the Blatler-A Statenost froon the
Comnptroller felen oral'Is 0111co Re-grdinag
the Connor Letter.
COLUMBIA, S. C., February 17.
Some Interest has been created in
banking circles in regard to the construe
tion of the law governing the taxing of
bank stock and the manner of returv.
to be made by banks. Some days ago
Mr. W. M. Connor, President of the
American Savings Bank of Charleston,
wrote to the Comptroller General a let
ter of inquiry in regard to this matter,
and was replied to by Chief Clerk Nor
ton under the instruction of the Comp
The Sunday News of the 15th n%t.
publishes an intervlew withi Mr Connor,
in which Ie makes the ollowing state
ments concerning his letter and the re
ply received by hun from the Comptrol
ler General's office:
"My letter has not been answered. I
wrote upon an entirely different matter.
By way of illustration let ie show you
about what I wanted to find out. Sup
pose on the 31st of I)ecember any bank
shows thFit it has made $12,000. On the
1st of January the bank pays $1,500 in
dividends to its stockholders and its ex
penses have been $G,000 for interest and
running expenses. I wanted to know
whether taxes are to be pail by the bank
on the $12,000 or on the net surplus and
undivided profits of the bank on the 1st
of January. I have not been answered
on that question.
"In one paragraph of the letter Mr.
Norton says 'Suppose the shares of
your bank to be worth on the markets in
Charleston $200 per share, the par value
being $100, your return then would be
150 shares at *200, or $30,000 ;' and
then he says: "It is the duty oi the Au
ditors to ascertain the real money value
of all bank stock and where not correct
ly returned onl the tax books at tile real
"What is to be understood from such
statements ? In one place lie wants the
real value of stock taken as a basis for
returns, and then lie says returrs are to
be made on the basis of the market val
tie of stock. Two quite difVerent things.
Some time ago our stock was selling at
$165. Mr. Marshall called on me, and
I told him thiat the books would not
alhow the stock to be worth over $145.
Does lie want to tax us on the $20,
which is merely a fictitious value ?'
"'It shows confidence in a bank, alld
is this confidence to be taxed ? Yet, Mr.
Norton says the returns should be made
for what the shares are worth on the
markets. A bank cannot be responsible
for the market value of its stock.
"I have no intention of answering the
letter, as 1. have received no answer to
mine. The stock of* an old bank, when
Its stock runs up to $300 or $400, is dif
ficult to sell for more than its true value,
because tanks seldom payv over 10 or 12
per cent. interest, which means only 3
or 4 percent. to those who buy the stock
at $300 or $400 when the par value of
the stock is only $100."
Yesterday The Register reporter in
terviewed Mr. Norton on the subject of
Mr. Connor's statements, andl Mi. Nor
ton said, that the letter referred to by
Mr. Connor was to all intents and put
poses the Comptroller General's letter,
as lie simply acted in his clerical capaci
ty, siging it, "W. II. Ellerbe, C'omptrol-.
ler General, per Norton.'' IIe then
a<kld "As Mr. Conner says the
Comptroller General did not answer his
letter, we give them to the public."
CHrARLESTON, S. C., Feb. 12, 1891.
Hfon. W.r 11. E llerbe, Comp. (Gen.
ITEAR SiR: W ishing to comply withI
the requirements of the law. I write you
for informationi. As I und(erstand(, we,
thie banks, are to return and pay taxes
* on the capital stock and oil the net sur
plus we have left on .Jamury 1st, alter
we have paid the Iiterest (due to the
depositors to that (late anid expenses of
business deducted froml what we have
madle ; then tho niet surplus and capital
stock. T1his is the way I construe. A m
I not correct ? P?lease write me at once.
See on back of banik statement I enclose.
Yours truily, W. M. CoNNOR.
surplus andi undiivided profits 6l2,h46i 94.
Expenses and( interest pid(
dlepositors.... .... .... .... 5,8961 4
$ 0,250 48
January dividend, paid stock
holders.-..-. -.. .. .. .. .. .. . . . 1,0 00
Surlus, 1st January, 189I1.. ..$4,750 48
Capital.---. -. .. . ... .. .. .. . ...15000
The above is true.
T. M. Mdrv1ii~us, Cashier.
"The Comptroller' General tootk it
that Mr. Connor sought information and
took p)ains im replying to him. The
Comptroller hadi the constructioni of the
law by the Attoirney Geeral, andl simply
gave, as lie thought tinder the law, the
information desired. That is, that t.he
bank must return to the Aud.tor all the
shares of said bank, with the names of
the owners of such sl.ares, assessedl at
their 'true value in money.' if' Mr.
Conlnor hi ad taken p)ainis to readl Sections
198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204 andl 205
of the General Statutes, lie never would
hiave said1 that the Comptroller General
* had not answered his letter.
"The law is p1lahi that the banks of
this State pay taxes on only their shares
assessed at their true money value.
.1'iheir furmiture, roam estate and1( surpflus
are not taxable-the real estate being
deducted fr'om thle amount of shares at.
'their true money~ value,' while ail suir
plus or extra moneys, capital and every
species of personial prioperty of vatlue
owneot or in the possessionl of' ally such
bank are included in, and( help to make.
'true value in money.'
"For instance, Mr. Connor's baink has
$15,000.00 capital and a surplus or
$4,750.48. This surplus ie equal to 313
per ceint of its capital and( woufld make
the shares of' the bank worth 131j.
Bunt we mlust remember besides this,
Mr. Connor's bank has some furniture
and possibly r'eal estate also. Suppose
In these items lie has *5,000, which we
timk r ot blgh.
"Would not these itenms, which under
the law are not taxed, make in round
numbers 65 per cent. ol the capital
stock, or make the shares nf that bank
at their true value in money be $165,
just.what Mr. Connor says his stock has
been quoted at?
"It bank Presidents do not know
their own buisness sufilciently well to
give, under oath, the value of the shares
of these banks, undier the law Auditors
must make the value for them, and,
when they simply answer 'don't kno.v'
or not at all under Section 205 they are
liable to a fline of not exceeding $1,000.
It might ce added that while bank
Presidents and Cashiers are to return
and value the sheares of the bank, it is
the duty of the Auditor, under Section
202, to apportion the taxes assessed
against the bank among the shareholders
in proportion to the number of shares
held by each one, the bank being held
responsile under Section 204 for the
uayiment of said taxes.' '-Register.
BUILDING A PLOT.
How Gibson's Friends a re LaVing the
Scheme of Hii1 Defence.
CIII ROAGo, Feb. 14.-It has been de
cided to lay the case of George A Gib
son, ihe alleged dynamiter secretary of
the Whiskey trust, before the state,
rather than the Federal grand jury, as
under the state law it is possible to in
Iliet more severe penalties than under
the Federal law.
A consultation between President
Greenhut, of the Whisky trust; Director
Woolier, of Peoria; Director MeNulty
an(l other oflicials was held here today.
Greenhnt announced at the outset that
Gibson had resigned pending an investi
Tle preliminary plan of defence was
outhined during the conference. It was
proposed to show that DeWart, who
charges that Gibson tried to hire him to
blow up Shufleld's distillery, is a prac
tical machinist, and could have made
the infernal machine which lie alleges
Gibson gave him. It was to be admit
ted that Gibson was in communication
with DeWar for the purpose of obtain
ing reliable information as to the output
of' Shufeldt's, and that, in case DeVar
failed to send information, Gibson may
have written to him on the subject; that
DoWar had an opportunity, and four
hours' time, in which te tamper with
Gibson's valise after his arrest bef'ore it
was put imto the vault, and that be
might have substituted the bottle of in
flammable stufi' found in it later, in
place of a perlectly innocent liquid; that
DeNWar had such liquid in his posses
sion and-displyed it to the government
oflicials several weeks before the ex
posure; that nosuch bottle as that con
taining the liquid was in Gibson's valise
when lie was arrested; in short, that Gib
soi may be the victim of a' conspiracy
of' which the government ofl1cials are
the dupes. As to the shares of whiskey
trust stock, it is to be shown that they
are the properity of Gibson's wife, and
that he was merely taking them to be
desposited in a sate.
(I1sON GONE '0 EUROPE.
PEORIA, ILL., Feb. 14.-It is the
general belieihere tonight that George
1. Gibson, secretary of the Whiskey
Trust, is well on his way to Europe and,
aided by plenty of money, will escape.
The only trust man found who would
talk, said Gibson has been gone since
Thursday night and would not return,
adding that the bail bond o $20,000 was
a bagatella and considered very cheap.
It was thought best toget away before
any further charges were made and( the
bonds increased by the action of the
It was found today that Gibson eight
months ago purchased fift,y poundhs of
dynamite. About a month ago he
bought a quantity of bi-sulphide of car
bon and carbon and phosphorous at a
Ile had learned the secret of the comn
pound( from a chemist whom he frequent
13' inivitedl to dline wit,h him.
At the National IIotel meals are sent
up to Gibson's room, but it, is not known
who eats them. Those in a position to
know say it, is not Gibson.
Diisaippoints hoth Factions.
Cmi AniI,EST1ON, S. C., Feb. 1 3.-The
ap1)pointmenit of' B. O'Neill, George W.
Williams andl Jacob Smalls, all bank
presideCnts, as5 commissioners of' .registria
tion for Charleston, has stirred un the
politicians here and the political pot is
once mor'e boiling.
Both factions of' the De)mocracy ring
sters and reformers p)rofess to be sattis
(led, although it is know that both sides
had sent other names to the governor.
The otber three commissioner's, D). A ..J.
Sullivan, .John B. Reeves and Henry
Schachte, sent in by the count.y Decmo
ciratic executive comi i ttee andh endlorsed1
by the Charleston dlegatmon in the Leg
islature, has b)een endlor'sed by Senator
Irby, chairman of t,he Djemocrat,ic state
conmuittee and by Congressman Shell,
the ,,fatheir of the fiurmers' movement,
and it is said that, this was in accordanuce
wit,h the deal made between the regulars
her'e and1 the Tilnianites during t,he r'e
cent canapaign. Governor Tillmau, how
ever, refuses to (deliver the goods.
The ireform, or' the T1illman faction.
had also sent in their names, two oif
them being the nrmes of' notorious poli
cal cranks. These were also throwni
over by the governor.
None of the new appointees wer'e conl
suilted, and1( their apphointment was as
great, a 5lurplrise to t,benm as it was to the
puic. It, is probable that all three
will consent to serve, as everybody
seems satisfiedl to have it so.
'lhe work Is to straighten out the en
tanlglemenlt in the registration books,
causedl by the confusion in the number
of pollhng preemncts; these being dlit
rerenit for state andu municipal electioiis.
T hey have, nothIng to (10 with the ap
pointmenit of' managers of elect,ions.
IIAUr OR , Feb.16O.--Nicholas8Stauib
Democratic canildate for Comptroller'
took posesslin of his oflice to-day. Chfef
Clerk Moore turried it over' to him on
demand of a certificate that he took the
oat)i of office or1 Jahuary 13. ThIs fs the
oath taken In the Senate before the
COLORED CLERGY ANGRY.
iaptist and Methodist Preachern c harg
ed With Immorality an(d Ignorance.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. 16.- -Thecol
oref - preachers of' Columbia and a good
part of South Carolina are in a ferment
over certain charges recently made aflcet.
ing the intelligence and morals of the
colorder Methodist aiid Baptist clergy of
the South. They might, in one scnse, be
said to be at "white heat" and their feel
imgs have found vent in an indignation
meeting held at the Cappel-Allen uni
versity, this city.
The caupe of the commotion is the
publication of' certain letters of' Booker
T. Washington president of the Normal
school, and the endorsement thereof by
Bishop Daniel A. Payne, of Wilberforce,
OhIo. bishop of the African Methodist
Episcopal church, who has at various
Limes had charges in all parts of the
Washington charges that over 70 per
*ent, of tl.e colored Southlern ministers
tire totay unfit by reason of' their Want
of intielligence and morality to be leaders
A the people. This 1imiop Payne en
:lorsed in the follow!wm% words: "I bay
nphatically in tle presence of the Great
[lead of the church that not more than
Dne-third of' the ministers, Baptist and
Methodist, in the South are imorally and
intellectually qualified. I will stand by
this statement and] can demonstrate its
Lrutlh fully b.y shiameflul and painful hcts
with regard to niames, times and plaes.'
It is charged this is the beginning of a
move by the Northern wing of' the Afri
an church toward disgustinlg tle
colored congrerations South with their
pastors in order to create a dlemand for
Northern educated ministers, graduates
cf colleges there. and'to destroy the
present power and influence of' leading
lights in the church at the South.
The indignation meeting hield here is
Lo be followed by similar meetings all
)ver the Souihern States. It was held
pursuant to a call of the Rlev. Wi. ).
Uhapel, presiding elder of the Mannin
listrict Columbia annual conference, anl
was a convention of the colored preach
.rs of this entire district. They gave
vent to their indignation at Bishop
Payne's charges by adopting a preamble
ind resolutions which would fill a
column in The News. The opening
paragraphs give a good idea of the tone
of the resolutions and their red hot char
acter. They are as follows :
"Whereas, we believe Bishop I)aniel
A. Payne has intentionally and mali
ciously, with an aim to injure and de.
fame Southern ministers an(] their fimi.
lies, assisted in circulating a slander'ous
letter throughout the public prints to
the effect that Southern lminsters are
immorial and ignorant, too much so to
fill the pulpit.
"Whereas, no man is more guilty of
immoral acts than Bishop Payne be
cause he took our money from us, car
ried it North and did with the hard earn
ing of our people educate Northern
preachers and transferred South such
scoundrels who could not live North, be
cause of' their dirt and immoirality and
who, in anything about immorality, have
In closina they say: "We condemn
the article of' Bishop Payne and hurl
back the charge to him as a base false
hood instigated by tle devil, and we be
lieve until he retracts, the entire South
should look upon him as a personal ene
my of the South, and there'fore hold him
as we would a poisonous adder.1
They also remind the bishop of an
allegect debt of' gr'atitude lhe owes thme
South Carolina brethrmen who, it is
claimned, at the last gener'al conf'erence
at Inidianapolis, saved him froim censuire
11md probably impeachment for mnalad
An accompanyin g incident which
gives r'ise to a sp)lit mi the chur'ch in this
State Is the alleged attempt of' Pr'esiding
Eldeir S. II -., efl'ersoii, of' Sum teir, to so
Lee fronm the convention with the A. M.
1E. church with the whole district, iIe
is chiarged with bas ing himself' madfe
b)ishmop. of' the "ist"' A.- M. 1 . chmur'ch
imd1( seekinig to cairry his people with
Wamr to the. Knit..
AtuANY, N. Y., Feb. I(;.-War' is
declared. Thefm Ifill br'aves have irecover'
edh from the ir'st, shioek of' the Watterson
Hlurpr'ise andI nrc rallying for revenge.
It will he many moons beforie their
wounds have healed anmd thieir camp is
No qfuar'ter will lbe shiowni Watterson.
Th'le p)lan oh' attack was at first to ieny
that lie wrote the letter. It was said:
"T'1he letter must,hie either ackno'wledged
ort deinied. If a :know ledged it will prme.
cipitate one ofi the fiercest, fights on
record. if' den icd it will furnishm the
IIlli chalmp)ions with unlimited ammuni
tionl ini the coming 2ampaign.''
Gov'ernor 11 ill huinsell, af'ter' sleepinie
over it, felt no better, lie is imad cleai
through. ie still iirofecsses to believc
that Watterson w~oumld inot do suih i
thing, but lhe has hiastenied to New York,
jiust the satme, to stairt out his scouts foi
the skir'mish. llefor'e lie went lie sain
t,hat lie should not retiract, anything he
had said a:>out. the letter'.
"'I will give Mr'. Watterson tlie bemiefi'.
of' the dloubt, '' lie added, "but if hie ae
knowledges ifs authoshiip I shall atill
rail Iit an im pertinmenit aiid insulting epis
' lhe (otton: .'tupply.
Nn-w Yont, FebI. If. Th'le tot al visi
Ile suippily of cot toni foir thle worl(l is 3,
4f95,4912 bales, oif whiichi 2,8904 ,20( l ales
are A merican againist 2,93,9t72 an d 2,
475,272 bales respectively last year. lle
Peip)ts' at all interioir towns e;8,:318. I W
ceipts from plaintat ions 123,4 11. Crops
Terrible Etrect of Hie,norse.
('iArrYAsos.A, F"eb. 16. Ilemnorse
has caused thle probably fatal illniess of
City Attoriney Warner, who killed hii
sonm-in-faw, S. M. Fungette, a iioiithi ago.
P hmysicianis say lhe will die bef'ore mnorni
inig, or' if lie re(covers, will be hopelessly
I)enithl or (Gen. Shermnan,
NEW YOlm m, Feb. 1f. Gen'i. Sherman
died at 1.50) p. im. Geii. I Ienry W. SIl
cum has been selected t o t ake ('harge of
the funeral arrangements. Tlheo burial
will take place at St. Louis. Th is st ate
menlt nomes from neral Viele.
VICTIMS OF BUNCO M1EN.
THE STORY AS IT IS TOLD IN THE
FOUN TAIN CITY.
One of the VIutil En cutite for Atlanta C
to CAtCh tihe Vakirt4 if he Cain and it in
1l101)0d lie Will Suiccceel. The Ruscal S
Av- TA, Feb. 13. -Mr.J. lk. Easter. 3
ling, of Williston, S. C., who, with Messrs 11
Klenniedy and Weathersbee, of the same
town, was swildled out of live thouisand t
dollars by being persuad(d to buy a bar f
of gilded copper for pure gold from a
fakir, is ill town to-night on his way to
Atlanta, where lie goes ill hopes of iden
tifying a miall naled Mace, who was
arrested in Atlan1ta this morliig, ac
cording to the description furnished of
the party who was an accomlplice in the
gold bug gaile.
The man in At lanl a was arrested in a F
Richmond and I)iiville train by Chief I
Connelly, and if lie is the right mani the
ollicers will get live liundred dollars re
ward fo- the arrest.
The Chronicle this 1orin.11 gives the
following details of the mianner in which
the swindle was worked: t
A fev days, possibly a week ago, a
mysterious personage, giving his ianie
as Bill I 'arker, or more formerily speak
img, Mr. William 'arker, madelhimself .
known to Mr. W. I I. Kennedy, Mr. It. A.
Weathersbee and Mr. .1. It. Easterling a
of W illiston, S. C.
!le spoke in a mysterious way of a big
thing which he had if lie only had the
money to work it. 1Ie got these gentle
men Interested, and disclosed to them i
that lie had somewhere in the mining
regions of the West a most valuable i
gold mine. It had been discovered by
the Indians or some half-bred huinters '
and there was millions in it. Indeed'
lie had along with hin a mythical Ildian,
who never showed u p, but was supposed n
to be hovering around somewhere in the I
bushes on the outskirts of the town and e
available for consultation with Mr. I Par- tl
ker when necessary. 0
'The best evidence, however, that thert a
was gold in the mine was to produce tihe ri
gold itself, and this Mr. Parker did in a 0
secret interview. And what a glittering
prize it was! A solid bar two feet long
and as big as a bar of railroad iron. But
if these clever gentlemen had attended
the recent Shakespearean Symposium i
in Augusta they would have learned 4
that "All is not gold that glitters." liut L'
they knew that anyhow, and even sug- -
gested as much to Mr. Bill Parker. lie F
was not surprised nor embarrassed by I
this implied distrust, but courted inves- q
tigation. Taking a gimlet he bored in
to the heavy yellow bar, and smiled
conulidently oil tle shining (dust Which ,
came from the hole. "Take this gold
dust now and send it to any jeweller or
chemist and ascertain to your own sat
isfaction whether or not it is t lie pure
st uff" -'
This was fair enough, and the pre
cious dust was either sent to Cnarleston I
or summitted to a Williston expert., the(
reporter's informant was not certain
which. .1)tnt t lie test was entirely sat is
factory, and the answer came back that
it was 22-carat. gold. Air. Bill Parker
was vindicated, and now nothing re.
mained but to weigh the bar and iMake
the calculation. 'I'he weight was not
known to the gentleman who gave the
reporter the story, but the bar was worth
$ 6000 or 87,000.
,Yust exactly why they were riven
such a bargain is not made clear, bit for
85,)0 each Mr. Parker and his imagi
nary Indian partner were willing to turn
over t lie glittering bar of gold to AIr.
Kennedy and Mr. Weathiersbee, the twvo
gentleman with Iwhvom lhe was tradin. .
''hme prize, was too glittering; thme p)roli t
too certain and( easy to let slip. All
that was necessary would be to send it
to the Government mint to be coinmed
and a clean profit of one or two thious
and brand new gol dollars wold be
realizedI. Who wouild not have bought '
AMr. W. II. Kenniedy, who is a man of'
Imieans, dr iew at dra ft On his fact or ini
Chiarlestoni for 85,004. and i. IDaln IIlen
derson, of A ikenm, took it and gave hum
a check omn thle I ank (of Aikeni for thle
mnoney. A rmedI with the $5,000 in cold
cash, MIr. Kenniedy sought Mir. liil IlI'ar- '
ker and( thle tradle was conisuimmiatedl.
Thley got. the precious bullion and Mr.
Il'arkeir got the cash. II avinug got ton the
lnminey Mir. I 'a rker had no fiirt her buisi
ness ini Willistoni or A iken,, or even ini
('arolinma, andi his umyvthiical Inidian chief
van ishied from the l'ah netto State.
Th'le owners of thle gold bar ('it her
grewv suispiciouis or else wanited to ireas
sumre thlemselves of thiir sple'ndid prize,
for t hey hiad'manothier aumtlysis mamde, anidt
theyv were h orri lied to lind( t hat t lie see
ondl analysis showed that their prize was
not gold at all.
It is ulnderstood that .\lr.Schiweigert's t
analysis of it showed it to be a very fair '
grade of copper, but even after the ire
1p01ter Ihad gott eni ie st orylMir. Schiweig- 1
('rt pers'ist('lt ly roefuised to have an yt. hing I
to say excep)t t hat, it was a pri vate' 1
matter which lie was not at liberty toi
Well, tIe-re is little imore to tell. Thelr
interviews with ('hief Ilood1 were, of
('oulrse, for tihe pu1rpose of capturin 1g
N!ir. liil III'ark er, and It is understood
that M!r., .1. EIasterli ng wais busy yes.
terd(ay sending "ff telegrams in every
(ifrection. with a description of I 'arker,
and an offer of $5(O) for his arrest.
('A ('(111T IN ATI,ANTIA.
A l'a s'iTA, Gia., l"eb. 14.-llil1 ! 'arker, I
lie liianIco mantl who dlefraud(edl MIessrs
,1. 11. Easterlinig andt hi. A. \Weathiersbee, 1
of Willistonm, S. C., out of $5,000) by sell.
ing thiem a bar (If gilded copper for p)ure'1
gold hinas been arrested. lIe is tie lman
who was arrested in Atlanta ye'sterdaly.I
TIhie news comes (direct from A tlanta,
froim Messrs E'aste'linlg ando We'athers
bmee, who wenit to A t lanita last n ighit to see
if' t hey could( identify the man who was
arr'este'd oIn t lie II ich mnd and I )ainvi lIe
train. TIhey wired Chief Ilood1, of the a
A ugulsta pol11ice force, early this morn
ing: "We haavegot lI ill IParIker."' IParker,
whem arrested in Atilaint', y(esterday was y
sear'chied, and lie only had $50) and a tI
Snmithi & We5sson pistol on him. iIe was'it
first arrestedl on t lie A iir inle train bly t lie a
condCuctor', and w~hien the traini reached (
the suburbs of A tlanta lhe mnade an at
temipt to jumi P off. It is not known he(re
itf Messrs. Easterling andl Weathmersbee
had got their $5,000j back yet, and what I
them(y propose to (10 with the b)unhco mant. Y
A reward of $500 was offered by the ill' V
niocenit genitlememi of' Williston, who al- p
lowved thme fakir to play the 01(1 gold bug e
game ofT on them, for thme arrest of the e
o ti., rewarid, the coniietor hlio made
lie arrest on the traii, or the Atlanta
>olice who arrested thle m1an uponl the
trrival of the train in Atanta?
Messrs It. A. Weathersbee aid .1. It.
'astesling, of' Williston,S. C., arrived to
ight from Atlanta with Sergt. ghtrim, Ki
f the Atlanta police 'force, who fhad in a 1
hiarge Hill l'arker. fle was identifed in
s the right man on first sight, bit lie of
totitly denied his identity tintil ie got wv
n1 tie train this a fItern1ooin1. A fter IeaV- pi
ig Atlanta ie uade I clean sweep to ,j
Ir. ,asterling. IIe admitted having iC
erpetratet, the fake galle with the aid "iv
f four confederates, and expressed his
gret at having coiniected hiuself with
ie imnposition. .le says at Aikel, be
)re the ioiney was paid him he liesita- oil
d whet her to carry the fake out or kin'
ot, and tossed hIeads atid tails to isee
hich lie should do. and the eagle bird Ci
Al, which decided that Ie should carry n
tit his fake game. I Ie told Mr. Easter- es
ng that if he was allowed to telegrai po:
is collederates le wou have tle I
ioney brought. back by one of his pals. tht.
hat. opportu nity . has not been givel s
arker yet. I Iv was coinit ted to jail
re to-night. aml will reimain there nl
1 M onday, or later.uit il Sergt. (I ghurn
paid his .5oo reward. 'l'in le will Ii
e carried I - I Barinwell. whire iv will he
rosecuted. Tie Williston gentlemen .
lel greatly relieved. They are satislied We
t they will get their ioney back.
'arker is a mai abotit six feet Iheavy wi
uilt With cury hair, full sanIdy I ieard to
Ild wears a new sloiuch hat. i e looks
ke a simple farIer, unsusiecting in hil
pp.earance, bit he is a o isinnailte it ]
illiani, sharp as a briar, a;til ai old I uid to
L the game.-- News and i'orier.
Rtiot and Bloodshedt.
NEWARIC, N. .., Febl. 15.-Itiottad iit
loodilsied occurred at Clrk's thiread tilh
tills at Kearney at 64 o'clock this even- (p
ig. When the new -olpintiers quit work "
icy were carried over the river from the il
'ewark si(le in a launch, and when tiheyv
aided oil the Kerney side they wie 'l
ICL by a throng of:2.(000 persin. Super- "t
itendelit WalisleY led the line, llard- a
[1 on each side by s leial oficlers. V liv.n (u
ic spitnners got outside the gate, a I oy li"
it the (lock threw a stone over the lence V
lid the special oflicers attemipled to s
ish out on the crowd. Chief T'lui-nbill th
i the Keaniey police ordered the lne#
pceials back. Immediately after a wo
Ian inl the crowd thrm a stone, smash- ai;
),- the mill otlive wimdow. Thereupon Oi
IC specials rusheid out on the crowd, it
hooting in the air. The crowd surged W(
ack, but flung a shower ofistones which
rashied through the mill windows. Tile D
len inside ot' the mill played a line oi sli
tose oil the crowd. 'le descending, w
tream ()I water inatie 1het anry crowd
lor.e angry andI window smashing went ti
In. Several girls werc cruslied ill the P
tampede aid one girl was chlbbed. A i
bree-year-ohl boy was shot through the II
Ooit by a spectator who shot downward. C(
Iltense excitement Irevall*. It is Ii
lougtlit there is a likehmh f a worse S
iot to-inorrow niiht amnd1i the probabili- i:
ies arc that the iilitia wvill be called
Tit C ernor.ta'. ki
COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. l.--The 1 ll
owing order was issied yesterday by
he Adjiitant and inspector (General
,unoinncing the i military staff of tile
, XEctiVi.: )I-:AiTr.ME.:NT, W.
Aimi"TANT (,I -:N1-n L' \ s 0l 1. . sh
Cmn-11'Ann. S. C., Feb. 13th, It.o
'icnta (>re hr Ao. 1. hIi
'he following general staff' oflicers re(
rid aides-d-eamp to his Excellency at
he Governor have bee n duly appointed 1,
nd commissionied, and will be respoc
ild aind robeyeio rdngv -iz. - i
Quarteriniaster ( enieral, W... I). Staru- .
ng, Col iinnIa, S. ( .; Conmmuniissairy (in Oil
ngi neer in ChiiefI, Geco. I-:. LadIshaw, gr
partanburg, S. C.; Surgeoni enteral wt~
V. ('. iMc'Creight, Chlerawv, S. C.; l'ay
laster General, W. A. N eal, Anderson, da
. C.; .1 edge Advoenti11e G enera], ,1lih ii ui
ary Evans, Aikeni, S. . ; Chief of (ir-i
inance, ,1 liii L. lLauirini, Ilinnetts. .
il le, S. (C. ..\l withi the rank oif (ol
nel]. AlIso the fo llowI inig ides-de-ealiiupli
ih ran k of' L ieiutetnat C1 olonel, viz.
I). Gail lard I) wight , W i insboro,.
.Charles .1. 1 'utrell, N ew berry, S.C.
.I). .NI. Shiaw, l4airens, . C. (. 31. C
Iixzon, lIlacikvill e, S. (.; Andolrew I ates h
Vatsoni, lI atesbiurg, S. (.; TI. .\T. lI errv,
'st er', S. C.; C . S. I issellI, (Cha rI('ston, w
lIy) orde'rof the Cintiander ini C'hief,hbi
At djutaint :iiif inspector' Gemieral. in
Anomthier Ii laarteir ati. .1 Emhn,.tiown,a
l 'ITi!UnLti, l'. feb. 1f.-\ spei
LI from . lhnstown saiy~s :At S ii'cloctk i'
bis eveinug aill thei lowver ]malrt of te ini
iy is coveredu a iiil thle waiter is risinig at
tlidly (iwinig to thie steadiiy riun. On()1
lie Soutth side aiml in Camriai-: hiudredl, te'
f houses aire Iloodid and ( thme ieople arel( th
ettinig away in bioats, as all flhe bridl'es o
ut li have beeni swept awa.iy, L,ate hi
ist nighit,it is meporii thaclLIot Sliady ('reek 1
iom, itiyllii .1,14) .(H) feeOt ot logs, isa
u dainter of burllstillg andi the leople ai'i
.yinig to hiigher groundii. 'lhere i~ in l
iuimiutili'titi n whateveri ic tweeifiithe
liflerent, parts oif the tiwii. hllpots in
romi )iOimls bietwe'eli ,luhbii .w'ii atidh 11
'it tsbumrg indientLe ver y h igh w ater ~ wit Li <
ev~eral mi bhges atiil hou01ses waiitchid away Ici
,s far down us .Janietf. 'Thfere willihe pi
4( sleep ini .hnistiwni to-inighit ias all iii te
oiwel'r toil liises ire dehtsei'teIl and thle (
m(Opile arie hiihled ini dw~ellinigs iin lihih
i'iitil. TJhe' siowv is inehltile raphiidl y,
uft at minigi,hit ihe river is stattioniary. 'M
lIipo'tm f'ioin i h'aderm i ( )li ill ma \\est. ( I
'irginia imiliente ai suddeni rise ini the lbe
ramichies, w'i th lil y bralmges idestriioedi goe
mid houses floodheid, thou~gh no lives have eni
ecui ost tus liii. ohm
O.i.umu fo r i ,imn sim, ''.
Tlo i ':x -', K A N., l"eb. 14. -Tli'hei Iolse to
'ohay without ani oppifosing voLe passedu w~
bill remov'i ng the pio)lit ical dIisablity p
P'orn all pei: .ions who volumnt euredl thei r f
i-r'llees aginist the goverra menit in the d i~
'ar of the refeio'hi n. Thei Conistitu tion
ebiars v'oltan iteer Co'n fe' l'matei sold iers
r'om the r'ight to vote or hioilhl oflice,
1ii! tis bii lis ex per(Ltd to r'eiov these 11m
Fuomino ini ii i'onml.th
.ATI.A NTiA, Ga., Feb. 17.- I'hoe body of ain
ev. HieIoy Ilill, at colored preacier, l'
'ho has been miissoing sinco F"rlay, ed
'as foumnd to-daiy in Tlumggle's mill sil
onud. H e was tinmiist akably muirder- TI'
I, anod whilei cer'tain men~f areo sspect- m
:1 of ti-t crimei no arrests have been It
vo Dem1werntlelf Who Hiad Terrorized at
SA I N:s i,.-:, Fla., Felb. I S.--Mike
'INy, a1 White man11, aldTomn Champion,
e-ro, fron1 Arrendova, were lyncied
this city last ni"Ilt at 10.30 by a Crowd
outra.'.eI and masked citizens, who
lit to the .inil where Kelly and C1111111
II Were conflued, an<d, havinig over
wVered the aried guar1 of live white
n11 stationed there, hrced thle jailer to
c uip his keys.
Inlvinlg received the keys, the vigi
ts opened Kel v's cell aud called him
,lIe Came foward quickly, bit lie
nw his fite was sealvd.
I'l'e viaihits next Sect!red the lle-fro,
alnlinio, who set vp terrible yellin
luled'altelY. Thl. two men-t were then
'ored(l fri1 thle Jail tfo a Ili- oak lIp
4te ,Jud-(- A1,hby's residencev. -
Acue a ie,w ininites' respite was given
'in, NI-ll re inin luivt vhIilv. tho
-rP1undinl-s wvert. llade hlidemus hY thle
r-Iic yells (it the nwenro.
rope was (iuickly ihrwi over a
aiha ld -it a1 !iven1 .1igl-0, up1 wcIII th
lics (I Kellyv and hi hMack pal.
I'he crowd then lIlt 1or their respe.ct
hkOmelit'g, .11 eIOplV tik m1rn1inlg (";tmel(
urowds to vIew the lifeless o4retnins,
ich inIL", thre until past in o'clock
It Is 1o kiown who tie I vlchers were,
t public Ilpillioln sitdes with them. anti
s doubtFul il any steps will be takei
Tn111-: STOaY oF: TII-: Cnr RI:E.
ulne"tville ha:is beelill i State (itt ex
innt sinc- Sulday niiht, owillg to
tact that La gal- ol desperadoes were
ratli inl tIt, Vit-inity-. liring guns,
)bilg andl hi gil-! louss, aill terror
-illdav night vitizeiis filiit! near the
iat were awalke-d hv tilt report
ai un, andit, wilIe trig to lotate il.
ther relort flloved. ( 'itize:, ral
L (I their iomses till the porl .w, :nl
toll- thilil .1 ii;;4 [1-tl, the postmaster.
hile standiing (ItIre le hiard several
s ill <t ck 1111su,1vession adll Sa ,v
sbs about. l'hillip Miller's corner,
xt door to the positiflice.
TI'linking that soiv one was attempt
to b,low open the mate inl the post
ice, he hastily dressed and14 w%ent, ouit,
t befie le did three more discharges
These proved to uav Ibeen fired at,
r. Phillips, who, after. the( first two
orts, Weti' mit oil li1s piazza to seu
lat it, was.
I earnil sev'ral nlien cillill., tow irid
e hloulsw, hie stelp-d 1roml bechitld a
lar ot* the pliltz/a to ilivre what the
i1ub11ie was, w ii he1 iv saw thr-e or m1iore
eli in iont of the house. l"(t41ire Ie
)Ild speak a gul was fired directly it
il, the allioller, aiui just as the per
lls Lissed a :8-calibre rile wav fired
he was retating.
A policemaln 0on t(e squarr says the
'St two shorts weru fired afIl him by til
owIlle lCl, who ordtrti hill to get olit,
the way. which le did without firing
Iit ;igatiq In shlows tIh pillars oif Dr.
lijllipIS' hous )tSph14IaIltere'd an<1i rbiled
ill No 8 Ss111. Thev second charge
is lir-4 ddirectly ilito the open doorway,
ittering soveral articles upin a w hiat
t iln the hiall and leaving huilureds of
Ies inl tle paplir oll the wall. The di
-limn of the shot slims deliberate aiii
tIte doctor, who f,l0 his lace scorched
the lirst two shots,
Mtlndam iy 1 StOI-kIe Ia IlI l'. It.
Ph1leirsoni, w-ho towned ai stiore t wo
es~ frin G:athnesvil le, waii~si shot, by Ke
andiu hius ganlg~. Theii affair creatd
at exciteninnt , :ud 's'carebin parties
te (rit itli.ed.I
Kelly was n lit utredl at I lochtelle yete~ir
y motilrnn, lie *iwas suifeiniig fromt Li
ishiot woundl in:tt h back, receiveid in
fracas wvith ic ers the tday lieflore.
uer ini the dtay Kelly wvas ibrought toi
utiesvilie, Lilidj;iiletiIonig ithl ('ham..
>ni, antherit' of the r.anlg. 'lht news of
~, lud thireaits tof l'liinitig were- freely
llessed, thill w-i'i hieadts eintidletd
tcriiwd ait first
iELte yesterda:y ittliitnoti,, whittu it
iI oun wolliitts gtvtl by Nelly v ntI
andiit, eNmcellilt allul iliigai:tiolii broke
iii thet twot, as abo'vt statedi.
A I .i'vel iiern.iiel vieiw,
t.he lfi o llig strong antdtl f n ist ak
le' hLYingg in referencte to thie
vetlauttl letter: ".\ir. ( ileveflanls let
dotes mind iought to take himl (lit of
tutiel as the i'inoce anidal~t,e
l'ttsident11. Mo tre hiariii resuIts~ Li)
' 'iouith andti Weust fromi thie lintanclial
liey of theii govetrint thiant fromi
othler' taust-eeoinhinued, andI untttl we
ve at larger mirc-ulating iieditumi,
sedt til a hii-ital.iestanldaird, thei pro-|
wing classi's tif tie counitrj wvill findl
tiniselve be,uttwteen the~ upptr antd
Slier iniflstontes. Thie Alliance can
t ma ll I not in ily jmdudgment sup1
it A r. ('Ii-vih|ali tr matly ot,be'r mian Las
rig as his finiantial policy is in symi
thy with Wa'mll st reet, andh in tIe ini
rest, ofr Wes'ter[ tcapital ists r.,ad :no
tin t ragei l'iin Out rzrge.
tens and al .itewishi physiciani namied
aissanoi(vi tch, liviing in ( rodno, haive
LIn arreAsted andiii exiled ftor senidiing then
vern int, iln behLIf ofn the Jlewvishi
mmntiaiity, Li peittition temadinIlg re
'ss for anl tiut rage committed by La
iss~ itn (( doto who branided tIle word
iie'f" ini tiee different languages ill
the forehadt (if a Jeowish boy, whio
is antcusedt of hainutg stolen ai smaLll
alit it y of fruit. The petition sets
-th t hat thle tcase wui(ild excite) the ini
~iaition of the (ivilie wyorld.
iTT'Slilt i, 1keb. 1i1. As Lii ii('C(.
>diatioint traini on thie 1l'an l lanidle road
.s eniteringf this city thiis moring a
mne weighimg 150 poinds rolled diowin
3 htillsidle, south of Monongahela river, I
d crashed into a car. Aliss (Clara'
Ilminig,of Washington, 1l'a., was criush
Mo death in her seat, and a youung hma
Lung beside hier had a narrow escape.~
tE aicciilent, caused the wvildest exeite
mnt on thie trahli. A t the poinit wvhere
occur-ed it i 1 300 feot, almost perpenl
3u1ar, i rom thin hill tnn to tha tenale.
"JACK THE RIPPER .
ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE WHITE
The 311 rdfre-.1 womian Saicd to 11e1ong to
That U'nfortiti:ate Clams Agasit Vhich
the i4,1d Ifius Sworn Venageaice-Thjo
-St ory of tho Terrim>e Dt)e,l.
LONON, Ieb. p..-Further partiCu
lars i T'garid to the W0om1an Vho was
11(1d dead inl the Whitechapel district
this llorining, and Who is slpposei( to
have been murdered by the tiend known
is ".ack the Ripper,'' show that she is
ibout 25 years of' age and quite good
looking for a Woianl of her class. Slc
kva4 found lying on her back with her
bwal iearly severed from her body.
I'here was also a severe wound on the
back ot her head, caused, it is thought.
bv the seve:,e 41l she ex perieneel when
r :ssaihant knocked her qlowi.
''he scene 4tf this. possibly the latest,
It 'sevi-ral o ak the Lkiip's'' crimes,
s a hir. 1narTow arcIway knloWnl as
.wallIGws' Garden" andi leading from
Littl. Mint street t Ca(libers street.
The arinhway ref0,6r-ol to is dhuring busy
hutrs a well-freu entel sthorou'h faire,
and par-tally*N tvvd b1Y ailhvav employees
and stableinen in passinl! to and i*roin
their rllce, m ln al it that packed
liigllbor-hood to their ..ork oil tite 111mm
erols lines ol railroaki 4'r in the many
stables swItteredl about that s'tioi of
the eitly. At all timles of the night
there Are people awake in the houses
jn41 pedestrains passiug about and
through: '"Swallowv Garde, but no
bojy senis to have heard any crying of
at ahlarmlingt nittre during the early
hours tis morning whetn thto crime was
'Phe mlurderedl wonlmn, jtiduin- froin
her appeiiarce, helon-ed to the aban
Ifonled class olTeuiales and was fhirly well
iressed, though her hair was uitidy.
licr clothmn-- had not been disarranged.
''lte police theory is thiat file woman was
mIlurde-reI whilile it a stalldin!, Iosition -
that the critile as rbblyde w-ork of'
",lack the ltippe-v," and that tle mur
derer was frighteied away by the ap
IWRaII ('some pedestrala before he had
timt. to nutilat. the body in the manner
already desct ,bod in previous critmes at
tjributed to '.lack the Ripper." On the
other hand, it is known that the resi
dents of' Whitechapel in particular, and
o London in geneial, tire prone to give
Credlit to ",lack the lipper" for any
murder or attempt at murder in White
chaiel witre a womani is concerned.
Thie bd 11ly, atter the usiual formalities
were take-n, with ithe olbject ofestablish.
in-i the wvomilzan's idetitity and of finding
a clue to the m11u'4trer. had been goie
throuhi wIth in the usual manner, was
taken to the Whiterhapel mortuary.
'I'lTe blood was still wari whetn the body
was Iottttnd. When the blood stains had
been cleared away the police placed a
rough cross of wood%work over tite spot
in mSuallows' Gartdn" wle the lu
finrtunlate woman11 waS foMund, iti order t.o
mark (lie spot whcre the crimie was per
petrated. Large crowds f lpeople, nat
utarally, gathered around "'Swallows'
a(ltrdln" this iortuiig. In spite of' the
s4t'otng eflorts of' scores ofdetectives and
of uniforiled and plait-clothes people of
(te division, there seelis to ie, as inl so
many other and sinilar cases, no defi
nite clite to the niuterer. No arrests
have been Iaide.
A railroad emp1111l1yev, it is true, says
hte saw the murde(lred womatn talking to
. ttiatt taparently a foreigni seamian,
intst pr1ev ius to the time the mutrder is
iliisupose t(o have b eeni commtitted, and
thte po'licei areC tnow enga~ged htt searching
all vessels lyitng it thte T1htames, on the
tininy <docks :jtil abiiut the piort ot Lon
ThI ol'di'etm:jn w~ho Iiound the miur
dlered womant mt tit h ave renched the~
spIt wh'Iile 'lie mitt'ire t'j wats ontly a few
'ariks away'. Theli victin's lips were
still t wi tchting~ nertvotsly aind hter eyes
still roIllintg wheni thte olliieer hiett Over
her', :u1i a muomnit later hie sountded his
whtisfle ill call fhr assist,anice, whtichi
tiltist havie lilaicel every hiolliemati itt the
tneigh i'' borho ti thet~ alert,
<'.'AciT' AT LAsT.
I,'Imx IN ['h. 1,;. 'The latest discov
ery' itade by the Aletr'opolitani l'olice itn
oneciIil(tiont with Ithle Whtitecltmpel mnur
let' oif I' riday mio I;rn last, by whIch
the. wottutt knu(Io as "(Cart'otty Nell"
lost her life, htids ~air to) cotnnect the
ntIII Sadoler, to inW cttstody, with this
".Ia('k fthe Iliipt''' cr'imte. fTe Metro
olitjlm l'olice unow have itn their posses
siont a sharp'l attd dangerous lookitng
k ni fe, stain ued w ithi blood and sho'wing
traicesof' having recenttly been wvashied.
ThIe blootl st aints were exatmined mnicro
scoicai(illy by I)r'. I 'h illips, police surgeon,
at t achedf to the I .entan Street Police
St at ion. l)r. hlhillips has no dloubt that
te st ;ins ate thtose of' hutman blood.
Thbis f'ormitdable knife has been traced
i thte o)wnershIip of Sa1dlfrw'in; M al
read(y stated, was a fireman on boar&d '
steamer which recently arrived from
'I'urkey. 'i'ho p)olie have no doubt that
Riywas the miurderer' of "(Carrotty
A )enaocrtic Altiancjem,~j
li i:at:, S. 1)., Feb. 15.-Ilt came to
light tornight that an undI(erstanldinig has
virtutally beent reached between the
I )etmoct ats andl( indepetidents, whereby
thley expekct to unite and elect State
Sentator' Kvle as aJ tdge Moody's sutccess
or in the I 'nitedI States Neijate not later
probably thlan Wedntesda'y. ' Tripp has
released thte Demiocr'atic caitcus, and1(
some of his stronitge'st woriket-R svoted
for K yle to-day. lKyle, t hough ilt In-.
dlependEetnt, is undest't oodf toi be ini accord
with thte 1)emocratic paty, on thie tariff
and oth r atonal hiues. (t
Sullhivan ended('l a dIramtatic play' in this
city last ntight. While break fasting at
the hotel this morning lie became rest
less and begaun swearitng at a negro wait
er' namedl( \l illet'. Mliller told h in that
lie mutsftnot sweat' int the ladies' dining
room)n. Stillivan then made a break for
Mliller. Tfhte ntegro had a coffee pot in
hlis hand and hutrled it at Sullian's head.
Sullivan dIodgfed the pot and juminped to
his feet. AMiller grabbed at a chair and
was about to throwv it at Sullhvan, but
suddl(enly concluded that discretion was
thte better part of valor and made ahur
ried exIt and hid himself.