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ESTABLISHED INT IS
insurance Commissioner Lauds
Mutual Fire insurance Cos.
DOING A GOOD WORK
He Says 'These Companies Have
Saved Hundreds of Thousands of
Dollars to the State and will Final
ly Furnish the Very Cheapest In
surance to Our People.
Columbia, Nov. 10.?Insurance
Commissioner McMaster yesterday
made public that part of his report
to ? the Governor referring to The
mutual fire Insurance 'companies of
the State, in which he says:
"In the statistical part of my report
will be found statements from a
number of mutual fire insurance com
? panies. The majority of the compa
nies have been chartered under the
'Mutual Protective Association' Act.
Some few, whose charters antedated
this Act, have their organization
under special Acts. The statements
of these companies are remarkable
in a way, and the lessons to be learn
ed therefrom are most encouraging,
i? "I believe these companies show
the way to secure insurance at low
est possible cost, and point out the
means whereby all money in ex
cess of actual insurance cost may be
kept at home, and In the pockets
c* the people. Operated heretofore
without supervision, and without
that help and encouragement that
should come from intelligent exam
ination, the success of these compa
nies has been truly remarkable, and
they tell a story of honesty and fra
ternity that entirely overshadows the
failures of the few, which have been
engaged in similar work, chartered
under the same Act, but whose field
of operations extended over the
"It is the rule and not the excep
tion that where these companies
have confined their operations to
the county in which organized, or .o
that county and one adjoining coun
ty they have proved successful. This
has been due to an appreciation by
the policyholders that they were in
surers as well as insured. They
have afforded protection at a remark
ablly low cost, and I believe have
taught the true principles of insur
ance, i. e., simple indemnity against
loss, and not speculation on fire
risks, as nothing else could or would
have done. Such instifutions must
raise the moral tone of the commu
nities in which they operate, and
clearly they raise to th<J highest
standard the 'moral hazard,' that
bane of fire underwriters.
"The statements of these compa
nies are the more encouraging since
they show the cost of insurance both
in town and country. . j
"Dieven of the companies have
confined their operations practically
to the country, four have their in
surance entirely in the City of
Charleston. As will be seen from
the statements, the cost of insurance
has varied practically from about 30j
cents per $1.00 to about SO cents!
"Without meaning to make any
invidious comparisons, for there are
others which have done probably just
as good work, but because of its
age, and the experiences through
which it has passed, the Carolina
Mutual Insurance Company, of
Charleston, is deserving of special
note. This company is now in its
fifty-eighth year. ? It stands today
with a clean record?all losses paid
and $130,000 of cash ano invest
ments to its credit. This company
passed through the great fire of
1861 in Charleston. It paid its
losses in full, and the loyalty of its
members who, with almost one ac
cord, met their heavy obligations
then has been fully repaid by the
savings the company has afforded
them since. I am informed that
this is the oldest mutual fire insur
ance company in America today.
"The Carolina Mutual and its fel
lows, the Hibernian Mutual, the
Germania Mutual and the Merchants
Mutual, all of which confine them
selves to the City of Charleston,
have been the means of saving, I
believe, without exaggeration, hun
dreds of thousands of dollars to the
citizens of Charleston.
"There are ccrtaia amendments
which I believe should be made to
the Mutual Protective Association
Act. The spirit of mutuality should
be emphasized by making more spe
cific the auuual meetings of the poli
cy-holders and the election of di
rectors by the po?cy-holdt rs. rt
. quirements for stated meeting of
the directors, who should be repre
sentative of the territory covered,
and the number of whom should be
proportionate to the amount at risk.
"The terms-of the Act should be
extended to permit the organization
of mutual .companies insuring'live
stock, crops and probably health and
accident, casualty and liability."
The companies which have confin
ed themselves practically to one
county, and the disbursements, in
cluding losses and expenses for one
year, and the amount of insurance
carried by each are the following:
Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Fire,
of Abbeville, ? amount, $1,541,930,
and total disbursements last year,
Anderson Mutual Fire, of Ander
Carolina Mutual Insurance Com^
WANTS TO GET LOOSE
Prom His Father-in-Law Who Holds
Spartanburg, Nov. 20.?Willie
Tucker, a seventeen-year-old white
boy, throngh his attorney, J. B.
Atkinson, has brought habeas corpus
proceedings before Judge Klug ask
ing that he be delivered from the
control of Peter Lindsay, his father
The case is a most unusual one,
the young man charging that he has
been kept at work on Lindsay's farm,
near Campobello, and hired out to
work on the farms of other men In
>thie community, and ithnt he has
never received any compensation
for his services.
Tucker says that for the past
nine months he has been living with
Peter Lindsay, and while living with
Lindsay he was persuaded to enter
a marriage contract with Lindsay's
daughter, Miss Mary Lindsay, but
?since his marriage he and his wife
have not been allowed to occupy a
separate room from other members
of the family.
Tucker further says that he has
been required to work on his father
in-law's farm without pay, and that
Peter Lindsay has frequently hired
him out to work on other farms in
the surounding country.
The young man alleges that he
has often attempted to leave his
father-in-law, but was threatened
with violence and prosecution, and
that he has been dreadfully abused
and mistreated. ?
CAUSES SIX DEATHS.
Underground Fire at Red Lodge
Mine Fatal to Workers.
Butte, Mont., Nov.- 21.?Fine in
the Northwestern Improvement Com
pany's mine at Red Lodge today
caused the death of six miners and
entombed many others.
Members of the fire department
and volunteers rescued more than
100 men, many of whom were in
jured or completely exhausted. All
Tonight it is stated by the res
cued miners that at least 64 men
are still in the most dangerous part
of the mine and it is impossible for
the rescuers to get near them at
The fire is terrific, judging from
the volume of smoke and flames
emitted from one entry. Coal cars
and lumber are ablaze and the dam
age to property will be heavy, j
An iron pipe was laid into the
mine and there is now a flow of wa
ter playing on the flames. The'fire
itself is said to be confined to a
small area, but- the gas and smoke
have spread to the various work-'
The company operating the Red
Lodge mines is controlled by the
Northern Pacific railroad*
Most of the miners employed are
foreigners. A similar disaster at'
this property cost the lives of eight
RESCUED FROM SCHOONER.
Captain of Six Sailors of the John M.
Brown are Picked Up.
San Juan, Porto Rico, Nov. 23.?
Capt. Stevens and six sailors of tue
American schooner John M. Brown,
which foundered at sea on October
30, were brought into Arroyo .three
days ago by the schooner Brookline.
The John M. Brown left Bruns
wick, Ga., on October 15. She en
countered a gale and it is believed
that she rammed a floating logg.
She gradually filled and when the
captain saw that her condition was
hopeless the crew launched a naph
tha launch on board, stored It with
provisions and put off from the sink
The men were five days In tne
launch before they were sighted and
picked up by the Brookliae.
pany, of Charleston, $4,404,090, and
total disbursements last year, $8,
Farmers' Mutual Fire m Insurance
Company, of Gaffney, $500,000.'
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Asso
ciation, of Walhalla, $280,000.
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Asso
ciation, of Newberry, $397,783, and
total disbursements for last year,
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, of Union, $818,000, aad
total disbursements last year, $1.
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, of Winnsboro, $200.000.
Farmers' Mutual Insurance A*w>
ciation of Chester, $375,000, and
total disbursememti last year,
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Com
pany, of York, $751,125, and total
disbursements last year $2.617.74.
Germania Mutual Fire Ineurance
Company, of Charleston, $1,123,950,
sad "total disbursements laut year,
Hibernian Mutual Fire Iasurance
Company, of Charleston, $1,547,S00,
and total disbursements laat year
Merchants' Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, of Charleston, $334,46?,
and total disbursements last year,
.Farmers' Mutual Iusurance Asso
ciation, of Hartsville, $3 65,030, and
total disbursements last year,
Pee-Dee Mutual Fire Insurance
Assooiation, of Mullins, $349,673.
and total disbursements last year,
Reaps Awful Harvest In a Brook
lyn Street Friday.
Catestrophe Caused by the Ignition
of Gas?Leaking Pipes, Admit
ting Flame, Responsible for the
Disaster?Fire and Geysers of Wa
ter Spurt in Air Through Debris.
New York, Nov. 20.?Twenty-five
persons are believed to have lost
their lives and an explosion of gas
which tore up a great section of Gold
street, Brooklyn, today. It is de
finitely known that. 15 persons were
buried under the hundreds of tons
rf earth.And timber that were thrown
into the air by .the erplosion, and
10 more persoas are reported as
missing. The exact number of dead
can not be determined until tomor
row, for those working to recover the
entombed bodies nv!<=t dig through
50 feet of dirt, rock and a tangle
of pipes and timbers.
Th? explosion occurred '.n an ex
cavation 50 feet deep that hid been
made in Gold street between York
and Front streets, where a wat-sr
main was being laid. The gas main
recently sprung a leak and in a
manner unknown a spark came in
contact with escaping gas today.
Immediately there was a terrific ex
plosion that lifted the surface of
the street for half a block In both
directio?s and hurled dirt, paving
stones and debris into the air.
When the smoke and dust cleared
away it was seen that the street
had been opened from doorstep to
doorstep over an area of nearly a
block. The loosened earth and de
bris had fal'on int ? the excavation,
burying the score of laborers who
we>-. a* work when 'he accident h?i>
nenod. Great tongues of flames shot
out of crevices in the street and be
tween them geysers of water spurt
ed into the air from a water main
that had been shattered by the ?>?
plosion/ Two bodies were sticking
out of the wreckage.
Gold street was crowded with
scshool children when the explosion
occurred, and that scores of children
were not killed or injured was re
markable. A woman and three
children were almost opposite the
excavation when the earth crumbled
under their feet and they were
swept down into the hole under tons
of wreckage. Two other children
were on the opposite side of the
street when the street caved in aud
they lost their lives.
Samuel - Trout, foreman of the
gang of laborers who were laying thi
water main, was near the women and
three children who lost their lives.
As he felt the street tremble he rush
ed forward in an endeavor to save
them, but he lost his life in the at
tempt. Trout's body was roasted to
Only four of the men working !,i
the excavation escaped and their
escape was remarkable. They were
digging near the opening of a fotu
foot sewer and the force of the ex
plosion blew them to the entrance of
it. Arthur Strand was hurled far
therest and he pulled the other three
men after him.
Water from the broken main be
gan to pour into the sewer and the
four men, in danger of being drown
ed, started to run toward the river,
where there was an outlet to tne
The explosion shook houses for
blocks around. Thousands of per
sons were attracted to the scene.
Women living in the neighborhood,
whose children had been on the
street when the gas main blew up,
rushed to the secne and ran about
the excavation wringing their hands
and calling for their little ones. Ia
many instances they found their
children after a brief search, but a
number of boys and girls had been
taken into a school nearby and thei'
parents were frantic by the time tuey
The gas and water supplies werj
turned off shortly after the explo
sion. A force of 100 firemen was
then put to work digging for bodies,
but the task was necessarily slow be
cause of the nature of the wreckage
which had to be removed.
Those known to be dead are.
Samuel Trout, foreman; Fred ScheU
meyer, inspector of sewers; Charles
Farrell, foreman of concrete works;
Gustav? Anderson foremau of car
Misiiug: Unknown woman who
was with children; unknown girl,
about 5 years of age; John O'Grady,
G years old; William Dalton, C years
old; Vincent Doherty, 7 years old;
Clarice Brady, D years old; Alex
ander Johnson, laborer; Chris Cos
ingo, laborer; Emil Bachman, labor
er: Francisco Armando. laborer;
John Armando, laborer; Charles Nel
son, laborer; Gus Wallo, laborer:
Felix Green, laborer, Gus Kane, lab
orer; Samuel Ahrams, laborer; John
Crane, laborer; laborer known as
Francisco; two Italian laborers
known as No. 51 and 52; laborer
known as Christopher.
The police arrestcnl seven men who
were attached to the city depart
ments ia charge of the work being
i. 8. C. TUESDAY. NOVl
HALF A BILLION
EARNED IN NINE YEARS BY
Rockefeller Teil? of Financial Situ
ation of Giant Combine?Agree
ments With Transportation Corn
New fork, Nov. 20.?For over
five hours today John D. Rocke
feller, witness for the defense in
.ue government suit to dissolve lae
Standard Oil Company, faced an un
ceasing fire of questions from the
f ederal counsel, Frank B. Kellogg,
and when adjournment was taken
until Monday he was still being
cross-examined on the charge tha.t
the company in early days accept
ed rebates to the disadvantage of
The enormous power of the oil
combipation was sharply brought out
today when Mr. Rockefeller, after
stating that the Standard had paid
dividends amounting to 140,000,
000 in 1907, said it had earned as
much more and that this was added
to the company's surplus, which was
stated by the government's counsel
to be $300,000,000. It was further
stated by Mr. Kellogg that the com
pany within the last eight year3
has earned over half a billion dol
The rapid fire interrogations of
the prosecutor wero always met wii
unshaken imperturability and read
iness to answer, except when, as Mr.
Rockefeller explained, "it is quite
impossible for me to remember
after 35 years. I do not recall."
Mr. Rockefeller was questioned
closely regarding rebates which the
Standard was charged with receiving,
but with the exception of the agree
ment with the Pennsylvania railroad,
which Mr. Rockefeller explained,
gave the Standard a rebate because
it effected an equalization of oil ship
ments. Mr. Rockefeller could not
recall any other rebates, though he.
thought It was likely that he might
have heard of it at the time.
"You have been prosperous since
the beginning?" asked Mr. Kellogg
of Mr. Rockefeller when the latter
resumed his testimony.
He was asked about the (trust
agreement of 1882, and whether the
trust certificates did not ish'ow a
value of $70,000,000 and the stocks
held under the agreement an actual
value of $55,710,698. Mr. Rocke
feller said he believed those figures
"The record phows that up to
1906 the net earnings of the com
pany were $551,922,904. What was
the dividend in 1907?"
"I should say about 40 per cent "
"That was about $39.000,000?"
"That would be a million in favor
of the poor old Standard," said Mr.
Rockefeller. He added, that the net
earnings for 1907 wer e approxi
He assented to Mr. Kellogg's fig
ures showing that the company
earned $490,000,000 from IS99 to
1 906. Adding the earnings of 1907
would give a total earnings of $57u,
"Then where does the hazard of
the business come in?" asked Mr.
"In the first place, s:ice the first
refinery was built more than 50 years
ago, we have been prepared at any
moment, day or night, to hear Ih ?
fire alarm. We are dealing with n
very explosive product. Fires a*j
"But your profits were above your
fire losses, which have beea charged
to profit and loss account?"
Mr. Kellogg then asked Mr. Rock
efeller about the Standard Oil agree
ment with the Pennsylvania railroad
in 1S77, in which the Pennsylvania
agreed to pay back 10 per cent of
the freight sales which the Standard
paid. The witness said this agree
meat followed the rate war between
the Northern and the Southern lines
and that this was an agreement
whereby he was to equalize the
amount of freight distributed be
tween the different ranroade.
Replying to a question whether
the Standard Oil Company was the
only one to get the rebate, the wit
ness said that the greater volume of
business given by the Standard was
given in part for tne r.ebato and in
those dar? it was the custom for
large shippers to reoeive coaslder
"Did you know of the contract
whereby the Stidard waa to obtaia
20 cents a barrel In rebate on out
"I may have known of it-generali;'
at tha time. I had nothiag to do
with the contra?*."
The witness eaid he ?ould not re
call whether Mr. Cassatt had tesii
fled that these rebates were paid to
the American Transfer Company.
Mr. Rockefeller said he had no
doubt that tho fcSato of Pennsylvania
brought suit in 1879 to oust th"
United Pipe Line Company from that.
State on the ground that, it was in
eonspiraey with the Penneylvanv.
railroad to obtain preferential ratu.s
and drawbacks. He conlu not recill
that Mr. Cassatt testified that the
Pennsylvania railroad paid rebates
to the Standard Oil Company, the
American Transfer Company and thei
United Pipe Line Company.
Mr. Rockefeller's attention was;
called to the agreement with the
South Improvement Company and]
tho rates provided therein for rebates
on oil. *
"Is it not a fact that to all other
parties, according to this agreement,
EMBER 24, 1908.
In Late Election All Candidates
in This State.
Received by Secretary of State?Only
a Few Counties Are Missing?The
Bryan-Taft Vote as Compared
With Presidential Vote fn 1904.
Some Other Figures.
South Carolina gave William Jen
nings Bryan at least 61,288 votes
and William Taft 3,847. The Stat^
says the above figures give nearly
the entire vote of the State, although
the clerks who have tabulated the
vote have not yet completed the ad
ditional for the Independence and
In 1904 Alton B. Parker received
52,563 votes and Theodore Roose
velt received 2,554 in South Caro
In 1904 D. C. Hey ward, Democra
tic nominee for governor, received
51,907. In 1908 Martin F. Ansei,
Democratic nominee for governor, re
ceived 59,986. In 1906, with no
presidential election to bring out the
voters he received in general elec
tiodNo^?l. The figures given above
for 1908 do not include Hampton
county, which is still missing.
Thye returns are also Incomplet
as to the constitutional amendments,
which were voted favorably. With
Beaufort, Georgetown, Hampton and
Sumter missing, the amendment al
lowing the town of Gaffney to in
crease its municipal indebtedness
gave 21,000 for the amendment and
10,769 against the change.
For the amendment to the consti
tution changing the name of the
office of "adjutant and inspector gen
eral" to that of "adjutant general,"
21.758 voted for the ohange and
10,266 voted against it.
Votes for the State officers with
Hampton county missing were as fol
Gov. M. F. Ansel, 59,986; Lieut.
Gov. McLeod. 58,909; Attorney Gen
eral J. Fr?ser Lyon, 59,597; Secre
tary of State R. M. McCown, 59,
926; State Treasurer Jennings, 59,
661; Comptroller General Jones, 59,
623; State Superintendent of Ed
ucation J. E. Swearingen, 59,559;
Adjutant General J. C. Boyd. 59,
596; Railroad Commissioner B. L.
These figures as compared with
the totals given for solicitors in the
7 2 circuits and the presidential vote
would show that all of the State
officers w^re scratched to a certain
extent. The total vote cast for so
licitor was 60,501. The congress
ional vote, both Democratic and Re
publican, fell far behind this, the
jotal being 51,013, of which the
three Republicans received 1,087.
The Congressional Vote.
The vote for congressmen by dis
First district?Legare. 5,759:
Second district?Patterson, S.440:
Third district?Aiken, 10.724.
Fourth district?Johnsen, 10,800.
Fifth district?Finley, 9.468.
Sixth district?Ellerbe. 9.035.
Seventh district?Lever, 9,950;
The" small votes given above in
thro? of the districts are for Repub
licans in the hope of securing the
$2,000 contest fee.
The rote for solicitors resulted
P. T. Hildebrand, 4.70S: J. V.
Byrnes. 4.032; P. H. Stoll, 5,650; J.
M. Spears, 3.526; W. H. Cobb, 2.771;
J. K. Henry, "5.202; T. S. Sease, 6,
929; R. A. Cooper, 6.409; J. H.
Peurifoy, 3.619; P. A. Bonham, 7,
648; G. B. Timmerman, 4.S85; W.
H. Wells, 5.072.
The order given above shows thi
respective circuits, ther e being no
opposition to any of the nominees of
tho Democratic party for this po
STUDEXT OF LONGEVITY
Thinks Man Can Live For Ever by
New York, Nov. 23.?Man ougt to
live forever if the proper "spirH
life" is cultivated, according to
Charles Brodie Patterson, who has
made a special study of longevity.
This rather startling statement h !
made at the Waldorf-Astoria during
a meeting of the Medico-Logical So
Authenticated ca?. s of extreme
long life he pointed out to support
hit theory, adding that with proper
care even the longest spans of lifo
as now measure might be increased
twenty or thirty years or ev n in
Another speaker said that he knew
of a man in Bngland who livad to
the ripe old age of 130 years, and
that those who wish nullit du the
Alcholic stimulants, declared an
other sp aker, cuts, short many a life
that would otherwise be loug.
w re to be charged the full gross
"Were you a stockholder of the
South Improvement Company?"
"I never received the certificates
as far as I can recall." *
YOUNG FIRE BUGS.
Three Little Boys Arrested for Set?
ting Houses Afire.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 20.?Three in
fantile fire hugs, the revelations of
whose operations arip startling to
police and iireraen, have been arrest
Commencing a month ago, and
continuing for ten days, the out
break of fires in the city, recurring
with alarming frequency, kept the
firemen working overtime. Incen
diarism was suspected and the police
kept a close lookout for the cul
An unsuccessful atempt to burn
a saloon at the corner of Monticello
avenue and Washington street, yes
terday afternoon was followed by
the arrest of three boys. They are
Doc Baum, son of Mrs. Rosa Baum,
of 24 Fenchurch street; Samuel Ep
stein, son of Morns Epstein, and
Herman Addison, son of Thomas Ad
dison, of 57 Cumberland street. The
boys have made partial confessions,
in which they involve each other to
a much greater extent than they
themselves are aware.
Samuel Epstein, who is b?t six
years old, without fear, told Police
Ca j. tain Ford and Fire Chief Mc
Laughlin, of how his brother, five
years old, started a fire at the corner
of Monticello avenue and Washing
ton street that destroyed the life of
?an infant and burned buildings,
which, with their contnets, were val
ued at $34,550, on October 19th and
20th. Each of the others under ar
rest admitted having been present
at the starting of at least one fire.
It was in these confessions they im
plicated each other in the starting
of each fire. ?
BROKE DISPENSARY LAW.
Col. Thompson, of Spartanburg, Con
victed in Sessions Court.
Spartanburg, Nov. 19.?Col Aaron
Thompson, a bachelor and wealthy
citizen of this county, was convicted
in the court of general sessions yes
terday on the charge of selling
liquor. Sentence has not been im
posed as counsel for the defendant
has given notice of an appeal. Col.
Thompson lives at Inman, in the up
per section of the county, where he
has an elegant country home, and
?is famous for entertaining his
friends. Several weeks a^go he w:?.s
suspected of being engaged in the
whiskey business, and special con
stables made out a case agaiust him
on the evidence which they secured.
The case was to have been investi
gated at Inman, but was aransferrel
to Magistrate Golightly at Holly
Springs. The hearing did not go
lightly for the colonel was bound
over to court. The case was tried
this morning and the jury returned
a verdict of guilty in fifteen min
HUGE FERTILIZER TRUST
Forming to Give the Farmers Some
New York. Nov. 19.?Representa
tives of the leading independent fer
tilizer companies of this country and
abroad will hold a series of meetings
in this city during ithe next few
days to perfect plans for the forma
tion of a $50.000,000 stock company
under the New Jersey law.
That the projected corporation wiil
be of an international character if,
suggested by the intimation that
Herman Schmidtmann, of Germany,
is to be its first president. It was
stated today that the capitalstock
will be divided evenly in perferred
and common shares, and that no
bonds will be issued.
The Tennessee Copper Company
and the banking house of Lewisohn
Brorhers, of this city, are understood
to be the prime movers in the
CHILI) KILLED BY TRAIN.
I Little Samuel Campbell Loses His
Life at Greenwood.
Greenwood, Nov. 20.?Little Sam
uel Campbell, the 4-year-old son of
Mr. J. S. Campbell, section master
of the C. & W. C, was killed by the
north bound passenger train on that
road yesterday afternoon just in
front of his parents' home. The
body was carried to Helton today.
The death is particularly sad. as
Mr. Campbell had a son. a conduc
tor, who was killed a month ago
yesterday at Piedmont. It is sup
posed that tli" little '? iy ran out as
the train went by and was too clo.-e
to the track, the steps of the engine
striking hini on the bead. Death
was instantaneous. This inquesl
will be completed Monday when the
engineer will be here to testify. *
DISPLAYED EGRETS PLUME.
Spartanburg M??ncr Fined f >r Vio
lating State Game Law.
Spartanburg, Nov. 19.? J. Mc
Goodlett, proprietor of a fashionable
Hast End millinery store, against
whom a case was made on tho
(harte of displaying In his show
window a bat trimmed with a pi time
from the snowy egret, which js a
non-game bird, in violation of the
laws of the S.ate, appeared before
Magistrate Coan this morning and
pleaded guilty. A fine of two dol
lars was imposetr, which Mr. Mc
Goodlett paid. *
$1.50 PER ANN?M.
By the National Democratic Cam
paign Committee to Pay
Total Amount $020,044, All of
Wliich Was Expended Except
$1,234.71, Whicjb Is Left ou
Hand?Itemized Record to be
Filed With New York Secretary
Chicago, Nov. 2-.?The Democrat
ic national committee received in all
$620,644.71, and spent $619,410.06
during the recent Presidential cam
paign, leaving a balance on hand of
$620.644.77, and spent $619,410.06
made public tonight by the officers
of the committee and the itemized
statement "'ill be filed for record in
the office of the Secretary of State
of New York in compliance with the
resolution adopted ?y the national
committee at Lincoln, Neb., last July.
The statement made public by the
committee tonight includes a certi
ficate of adult by Myron D. King,
auditor ol the national committee.
The statement is as follows:
Chicago, 111., Nov. 18, 1908.
To the Democratic national com
mittee?Gentlemen: Following is a
statement of all the receipts and ex
Total amount of money
received by the Demo
cratic national com
mittee for the year
Total amount disbursed. 619,410.0'J
Balance on hand . . . $1,234.71
In compliance with the election
law of the State of New York we
have filed in the office of the Secre
tary of State, at Albany, a complete
hSt of all receipts and expenditures
of the headquarters at New York.
And in compliance with a resolu
tion of the national committee,
passed at Lincoln, Nebraska, last
July, we have filed in the office of
the Secretary of State at Albany a
list of over 25,000 names, represent
ing over 100,000 contributors, who
contributed through newspapers,
clubs, solicitors and other organisa
tions, whose names are on file in
the office of the chairman of th<j
Democratic national committee at
Buffalo, N. Y.
The auditor's report confirming
the abovt is attached thereto. Yours
Norman E. Mack, Chairman; Urey
Woodson, Se-retary; Herman Bid
der, Treasuerer; John E. Osborne,
Vice Chairman, Finance Committee:
John W. Cox, Assistant Treasurer:
John B. Doolin, Assistant Treasurer.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 16, 190S.
Democratic National Committee.
Hon. Norman E. Mack, Chairman,
and Herman Ridder, Treasurer,
Democratic National Committee. Buf
falo, N. Y.?Dear Sirs: I herewith
submit the following report of the
records of the auditor s office, show
ing vouchers drawn on requisitions
of the heads of departments and
duly authorized bills. The classi
fications of all of said disbursements
by vouchers is shown by departments
as nearly as possible. In addition
to departmental exhibit I have in
cluded in the itemized statement the
cost of telesnaras, postage and ex
press charges, separately.
I respectfully suggest that the
national committee give attention to
the great importance of a well di
rected I ms in ess system for the gov
erance of future departments of the
committee in the work of a national
campaign. The proper selection cf
a person to fully prepare such sys
tem as I deem necessary to urge
would prove a saving of a larga
amount of money.
MYRON D. KING.
Auditor Democratic National Com-^^
Distribution of disbursements fBSj
vouchers shown by departments o?
the Democratic national committee,
Auditor's office.$ 866.50
Secrta-y's office. 4.108..* t
Treasurer's office. 5,073.21
Commercial Travelers . . 158.60
Club organization bureau 5,020.76
Labor bureau . 37.401.36
Advisory com mit t ee . . . 3.020..!);'
Organization of States.. 129.053.62
Purchasing agent dept.. 1.340.73
Finance committee .. .. 26,586.5-1
Congressional committee. 3.625.0?
Publicity bureau. 88.899.43
Ex-t reasurer's account.
draft on Oklahoma
Bank . 4.010.55
Seargeant'-at-arms .. .. t.oll.37
Chairman and vice chin. 6,430.00
Reproduction bureau .. 5.115.00
Speakers' bureau .. .. 33.786.9a
Genera! fund. 38,111.80
Rent of headquarters .. 13.746,73
Telegrams . 13.761.90
Express charges. 13.061.1"
Postage . 37.452.54
* Total.'? . ,$619,410.06
Missouri Bank Robbed.
Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 22.?The Bam;
of Sweet Springs, Mo., was robbed
of $5,500 in currency early today by
cracksmen. . ? .