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THE LA?E? ^ASE
Celebrated Dijpensary Case . <
ibe Caorl at Colombia *o
THREE MEN ARE NAMED
Conspiracy to Defraud the State Is
the Technical Charge Made Against
the Defendants, L. W. Boykin, J.
B. Towill and W. O. Tatuni, Form
er Dispensary Officials.
The Record says persistent argu
ment over the admission or rejection
of testimony of witnesses and the en
trance of records i$to the evidence
were the predominating features of
the first day of the. trial in the cele
brated "label" case, which was com
menced Tuesday morning in the court
of general sessions, at Columbia,
Judge Wilson presiding. ' The case
Is one of the so-called dispensary
"craft casc:3." Defense and prosecu
tion stating themselves ready for
trial in the case of the State against
W. G. Tatuni, formerly dispensary
commissioner; L. W. Boykin and
John Bell Towill, former members of
the dispens-iry board, on the charge
of conspiracy to defraud the State,
the trial commenced about 10 o'clock
Up to the dinner recess, three wit
nesses for the prosecution had been
examined, these being Assistant Sec
retary of Stute W. B. Dove, Mr. Ei M.
Tholnson, uecretary of the present
winding-up commission, and Mr. S.
T. Carter, chief clerk in the State
treasurer's office. The principal mat
ters of evidence brought out during
' the morning session of the court were
the stub book of the old dispensary
(board, showing memoranda of war
rants drawn on the State treasury,
two of which were in favor of the
Nivison-Welskopf company, of Cin
cinnati, and the two vouchers corres
ponding from the vaults of the State
treasury. These showed two pay
ments of 517,808.50 each from the
dispensary commission, to the Weis
The attorneys for the defense en
tered their names with the clerk.
Representing L. W. Boykin are
Messrs. Nelson, Nelson & Gettys of
Columbia, Messrs. Johnstone & Cro
mer" ?f Newherry' and Mr. .R. H.
Welch of Columbia. Representing
John Bell Towill are Messrs. E. L.
Asbill of Lexington and Solicitor i
George B. Timmerman, a cousin of
Mr. Towill. Attorneys for W. 0.
Tatum are Messrs. Raysor & Sum
mers of Orangeburg, State Senator
Robert Lide of Orangeburg, T. H.
i Tatum of Eils^ opville, J. B. McLaugh-i
lin of Columbia and R. H. Welch of i
Columbia. Attorneys for the defense j
called the roll of their witnesses and
It was stats-d that they would all be
present during the day. Thereupon
the defense announced itself ready
lAmong the witnesses named were:
H. G. Garrison, W. M. Shannon, A.
D. Kennedy, W. B. Gordon, W. R.
Hough, John G. Richards, Jr., W. B.
Boyle, J. E. Gidden, H. H. Evans,
M. 0. Damzier, Wille Jones, J. P.
Matthews, W. G. Childs, C. Fitzsim
ons, Charles Ellis, G. McD. Hamp
ton, D. S. Pope, J. J. Watson, Theo.
N. DuBose, L. C. Lipscomb, William'
Watson, H. B. Richardson and others.
The prosecution is conducted by At
torney General Lyon, assisted by Mr.
W. F. Stevenson, Assistant Attorney
General M. P. DeBruhl, Solicitor W.
H. Cobb and Mr. B. L. Abney.
The indictment which was read to
the jury charges that the three de
fendants were officials of the State
dispensary, that they entered into a
conspiracy to defraud the State in
the purchase of a number of labels
from the Nivison-Weiskopf company
at a total expenditure of about $35,
000, defrauding the State in the sum
of $22,500 in the transaction
Mr. W. B. Dove, assistant secre
tary of st=.te, was the first witness
for the State, but the defense stated
that they would admit what the wit-;
?ness was to prove, that the defen
dants were officials of the old dispen
sary board. Messrs. Boykin and
Towill were directors and Mr. Tatum
commissioner. The first real fight
of the trial came when Mr. E. M.
Thomson, secretary of the present
dispensary winding-up commission,
was placed on the stand as the State's
second witness. "The prosecution de
sired to enter as evidence a stub book
containing the records of warrants
drawn by the dispensary board upon
the State treasurer. The defense ob
jected to uhis book being entered in
evidence. Arguments were made bj
Mr. George Johnstone for the de
fense and Mr. Stevenson for the
State. The defense claimed that they
had a righ t to demand the checks or
warrants themselves, which they said
would be the highest evidence and
not merely the memoranda of these
Mr. Johnston argued that to ac
cept these stubs as evidence of mon
ey paid out by the commissioner, it
would have to be proved that the
memorandums so made were made
under the authority of the board that
the writing was the handwriting cf
the defendants. The objection was
finally overuled by Judge Wilson and
the evidence was submitted.
Several stubs were read to the jury
by Mr. Sieverson showing warrants
drawn in favor of the Weiskopf com
pany. Upon cross examination Mr.
Thomson stated that he had come
HAZING AT CMEffiS?N
I CADETS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED
* ^ FOR THE OFFENCE.
T?. 3oard of Trustees Have Deter
mined to Break Up the Foolish
Custom Among the Boys.
The Anderson Mail says seven
cadets have been dismissed from
Clemson college for hazing. None of
these are from Anderson county, but
from counties in the lower section
of the state. Their names could not
be divulged at the college, fo'\wing
a rule along this line adopted some
tine ago. The Mail says:^ ...
A rumor was afloat in Anderson
that nine cadets had been dismissed
and that ninety others were yet to be
tried on the charge of hazing. Dr.
Biggs, president of the college, was
reached over the telephone, and he
stated that only eight had been
brought up for hazing, and that sev
en of these had been dismisse-!. This
occurred two or three days ago.
Heretofore it has been cue omary
at Clemson for the president or some
other official to state orally to the
student body when it assembles for
the opening of the season that hazing
will not be tolerated, the penalty for
such offense being expulsion. This
year the custom was changed; each
of the boys anticipating admittance
receiving letters several days before
the college opened .stating that all
cadets guilty of hazing would be ex
It Is said that the hazing 'n this
incident was only that of the recruits
being required to sing "Casey Jones"
and a few other songs for the merri
ment of the other cadets, and that
maybe a paddle had been called light
ly into use. At any rate the recruit
was not injured in the slightest, and
had it not been for the fact 'hat he
was resigning in order to return to
his home, he would have probably
never reported the eight your.g men
to the officials.
Dr. Riggs said that there is less
hazing at the college than ever be
fore; that the cadets are required to
sign an agreement that they will not
participate in hazing, and that the
cadets are observing the agreement.
There has been a good deal of com
plaint about hazing at Clenson Col
lege, and the trustees are to be con
gratulated on the steps they have
taken to stop it.
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. FOUR DIE IN FIRE.
They Were Smothered Before Help
Could Reach Them.
At Chicago four persons were
smothered early Monday morning in
a Ire said t cbr incendiary that partly
destroyed two small flat buildings at
1336 South Sangamon street. The
dead lare: Harry Egalovitch, his
wife, their baby and L. Alporf, a
boarder. They lived in the third flat
of a three-story rear building. A
two-story building fronting on the
street was also partly destroyed. All
other occupants of the buildings es
caped in their night clothes and it
was thought that no one had been
hurt until the firemen found the four
persons dead. Their bodies were
scarcely scorched and it is thought
they were asphyxiated by smoke be
fore the alarm of fire aroused them.
Two babies were dropped from sec
ond floor windows unhurt.
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Strung Him Up Quickly.
At Kiev, Russia, Dimitri Bogroff,
the assassin of Premier Stolypin who
was condemned to death by court
martial, was hanged Monday. Be
fore his execution the young man
as-ked that he might see a rabbi but
refused this, consolation when in
formed that the interview must be in
the presence of officials.
Four Men Killed.
At Youngstown, 0., four men were
killed and twelve hurt in an explo
sion at the Republic Steel and Iron
company plant. The dead are Hun
I into the ipossession of the books only
the day before and could not vouch
for its being the records ma-.'e under
the supervision of the board. The
jury was excused from the court
room while arguments were heard as
to whether or not the witness could
identify a letter which it was claim
ed was written by Mr. Lyon to Gov
ernor Rlease, stating that the case
against "Weiskopf in this case, would
be nol prossed. upon the condition of
his telling the truth on the witness
The third witness for the prosecu
tion was Mr. S. T. Carter, chief
clerk in the office of the State treas
urer. He identified two vouchers,
I drawn by the dispensary board in
favor of the Nivison-Weiskopf com
i pany. These were submitted as evi
: dence after some argument by the
i attorneys. They were signed by the
' late G. H. Charles, clerk of rhe State
; dispensary board, and by W. 0. Ta
tum, commissioner. They were both
for the same amount, $17,838.50
each and were dated, respectively,
September 15, 1905, and October IS,
1905. A number of questions were
asked Mr. Carter regarding the man
ner in which the former winding-up
commission, of which Dr. W. J. Mur
ray was chairman, kept its papers
and it was shown that they had no
fixed place of meeting, and that its
records were left in several places
where they were accustomed to hold
OLD TO THE NEW
Change? in the Personnel of the Uaited
Slates Senate From Tbat
OF A FEW YEARS AGO
The Type of the Body Has Under
gone Great Changes, and the Old
Senate Dominated by the Old
Guard! Has Became a Thing of the
When former Senator Thomas Car
ter of Montana died a few days ago
attention was directed to the rapidity
with which the United States is
changing its personnel, says P. H.
McGowan," the Washington corres
pondent of the Columbia State. Mr.
McGowan I goes on to say:
At the present rate of change it
will be only a few years until the
present senate has been almost en
tirely reconstructed. Senator Car
ter's final term in the senate was
from 1905 until 1911. But the sen
ate, as he knew it, is an utterly chan
In the first place the senate with a
few strong men of the old guard, like
Aldrich and Hale and Allison has
passed out of existence. The proba
bilities are that it will never return.
A new and different type of public
men have come upon the scene. It
will never be possible again for a
man of the Aldrich type to hold the
senate in the hollow of his hand and
vote it almost as he wants to.
The old regime is gone. It began
to totter soon after Senator La Fol
lette came to the senate and started
to talk to empty seats, while his old
guard colleagues scoffed at him from
the clerk rooms. By himself, La Fol
lette couldn't pry the old guard loose
but it wasn't long until he got help.
Now, the insurgents who believe in
the things that La Follette believes
in hold the balance of power In the
The house of representatives is
generally thought of as the body of
congress in which these is the most
change, in which service is the fleet
ing and transitory. But, as a mat
ter of fact, it is little if any more
given to change than the senate, in
these modern days of the direct pri
mary and the war on the member
who is suspected of having affiliations
with any but the common people.
If one wants to gain an impression
of how the senate is changing let him
pick up a congressional directory of a
few years ago and see how many of
the men then in the senate are left.
Take for instance, the directory of
the first session of the Sixtieth con
gress. Examine the edition printed at
at the beginning of-the year 1908
That is only ?bout three years and a
That nearly half of the senators
then in service should now be in their
graves or retired from congress
seems almost unbelievable. Yet
such is the fact. Of the 92 members
of the senate 40 are no longer in that
body. The roll of those retired by
death or by the exigencies of politics
iu a stirring one. Look it over. The
venerable and well-beloved Allison is
dead. Nelson F. Aldrich, confronted
if not by defeat at least bv a discredit
ed leadership In the ser-'te, is in re
tirement. Teller of Colorado is dead
Frye of Maine is dead. Hale has re
tired because he saf a political storm
coming which he could not breast.
Daniel of Virgina, in his day one of
the most gallant figures that wore the
gray, is dead.
So is Proctor of Vermont, one
time secretary of war. Hansbrough
is retired. Burrows of Michigan was
driven out of public life by the over
whelming vote of his constituents in
favor of a younger and more pro
gressive man. "Uncle Steve" Elkins
of West Virgina has gone to his grave
Clay, of Georgia, one of the most
earnest men who ever sat in the sen
ate is no more. Foraker, because ot
Roosevelt, is out of office. McEnerj
of Louisiana died in the harness.
Thos. Collier Platt, too. is dead.
Money, P.everidge, Depew, Kean.
Scott, Taliaferro?all well known fig
ures about Washington for years, and
oi' influence in the senate?have been
succeeded and not of their own voli
tion, by other men.
The magnificent Dolliver, coverted
from regularity into zealous progres
sivism, came to a tragic end. Bailey
is still in the senate, but has declar
ed his intention to quit. McLaurin
of Mississippi and Kittredge of South
Dakota both are dead, and so is Lati
mer of South Carolina.
Ankeny of Washington, Fulton of
Oregon, Hopkins of Illinois. Long of
Kansas, McCreary of Kentucky, Dick
of Ohio, are additions to the list of
the retired. Knox left the senate to
enter the cabinet, and. gossip says,
would be glad if he could throv off
the unhappy burdens of his office and
once more be. senator.
Bulkely, of Connecticut, was '.jeat
en. So was Burkett of Nebraska.
Flint quit to practice law in Los
Angeles. Hemenway of Indiana was
driven out and still flits now and then
like a ghost of the past about the
capitol. Piles of Washington went
back to his law office, assisted by a
large number of adverse votes. War
ner of Missouri has been sent back
to retirement and so far has Frazier
The brilliant William Pickney
Whyte of Maryland died at over 80
years. So did the young and bril
J, S. C, THURSDAY, SEPTE1
BRYAN ANSWERS TAFT
SAYS WHEN A TRUST MAGNATE
IS PUT IN JAIL.
He Will Give Weight to the Presi
dent's Defence of the Decision of
the Supreme Court.
W. J. Bryan answering the chal
lenge of President Taft made at Cher
rydale, Kan., that he produce an ex
ample of restraint of trade, which
would not come within the purview
of the Supreme Court. Bryan said
on Monday night before leaving for
Knoxville, Tenn., for Cincinnati:
"If President Taft would take time
to read the dissenting opinion of Jus
tice Harlan in the case and report
of the judiciary conmittee of the
Senate, filed by Senator Nelson when
the committee refused to recommend
the amendment, which t/he Supreme
Court injected into the law, he will
understand my view of the subject.
"I believe with Justice Harlan and
the Nelson report that the Suprme
Court has practically nulified the
criminal clause of the anti-trust law
and will wait until the President suc
ceeds in putting a trust magnate in
the penitentiary before I give any
weight to the President's defense of
the desession of the Supreme Court.
"It took four years and a half to
get. a decision in the Standard Oil
case. If it takes that, long to find
out whether a trust magnate can be
sent to the penientiary under the
law as emasculated by the Supreme
Court, President Taft nay be able to
bluff his way through another cam
paign on the trust question as he
did through the law, but the bluff
ought to deceive anybody who is real
ly opposed to the trusts."
This was "Bryan Day" at the Ap
palachian Exposition. The Nebrask
an arrived recently and went to the
exposition grounds early in the day,
where he made a tour of the various
exhibit buildings and participated in
pleasures of the exposition. This
afternoon at 4 o'clock he delivered
an address at the exposition grounds
upon the theme, "The Signs of
THE HOLSTEIN-SPRADLEY FEUD.
Sensational Affair Out of Which Grew
Charge of Murder.
The Holstein homicide case is ex
pected to come up for trial In Aiken
this week. An Aiken dispatch says
the case has created more interest
than any that has been tried in that
county in many years. In this case
death of Mrs. Spradley, aunt of Co
lumbus Spradley, with severely whip
six members of the Holstein family,
one of the most prominent In the
county, are charged with causing the
ping Mrs. Spradley's husband, Ben
Spradley, and of whipping young Co
lumbus Spradley and compelling him
to leave the community.
The Holsteins and a neighbor, Doc
Cockrel, are alleged to have visited
the home of Ben and Mrs. Nettie
Spradley about six weeks ago giving
Columbus and Ben Spradley a sound
thrashing. The excitement is said to
have caused the death of Mrs. Sprad
ley, though this is denied by the Hol
steins, who state they will have no
difficulty in showing that she was well
and hearty after the 'affair of that
Wednesday night. Ben Spradley re
ceived but one severe blow, but he
hovered between life and death for
several days, finally recovering. Co
lumbus Spradley disappeared and
was not located for several days, but
when found it was' ascertained that
he had not been seriously injured.
This unfortunate affair hinged
about the attentions of Columbus
Spradley to Miss Gussic Holstein, a
pretty and intelligent girl. When the
young man visited a school entertain
ment in that neighborhood some
weeks before he lost his heart to the
winsome girl, but met with the vio
lent opposition of her relatives. On
the day of the whipping young Sprad
ley had gone to the home of his un
cle, Ben Spradley, near the Holsteins
from his home in Augusta.
Was Beaten to Death. ?
C. H. W. Johnson, mayor of Oak
hurst, suburb of Atlanta, was beaten
to death with a scantling by T. W.
Zuber, after the latter had been shot
and mortally wounded by Johnson.
Zuber was rushed into Atlanta for
medical attention, and Johnson died
at his home about 15 minutes after
Ham and His Load of Eggs.
At Newport. X. J., a passing train
Sunday frightened a horse pulling a
load of eggs and driven by Roy Ham.
The horse bolted, the wagon tipped
over and Ham and eggs were both
thrown into the street. When Ham
scrambled from among the eggs he
resembled an animated omelette.
Fight Caused Death.
Intense excitement while witness
ing an altercation between Leon
Combs and John Duagherty, one arm
ed with brass knucks, caused William
Nettie, aged fiO, to drop dead from
heart failure at Manor, Ga.
liant William J. Bryan of Florida.
Paynter, is still in the senate, but
his tenure of office is uncertain.
Contemplative folks searching for
proof of that aged saying, "Vanity of
Vanities, all is vanity," will do well to
study the mutations of roeent time
in the senate of the United States.
| Statement cf Their Condition Kade by
the State Bank Examiner.
HAKES A GOOD SHOWING
The Report Shows That the Resour
ces of the Two Hundred and Nine
ty-five State Banks Are Far in Ex
cess of Any Period During Last
State Bank Examiner B. J. Rhame
issues the following report on the
condition of the banks of South Car
olina, accompanied by these com
"Enclosed you will find a report of
the condition of the banks of this
State doing business on September 1,
1911, which are subject to the juris
diction of this office. I also enclose
a comparative statement showing in
crease or decrease, as the case might
be, during the past year.
"The resources are larger for this
call than they ever have been in six
years which this office has been in
existence, showing that the banks are
growing very rapidly in the amount
of business which is transacted."
Statenent of the condition of the I
295 State and branch banks and priv
ate banks, at. he close of business |
Sepember 1, 1911:
Loans and discouns. . $57,962,790.23
Overdrafs _..... 575,020.421
Bonds and stocks own
ed by the bank... 4,096,815.29
Furniture and fixtures 507,707.43
Banking house. 1,135.666.09
Other real estate own
ed . 333,748.76
Due from banks and
bankers . 4,455,366.29
Currency . 867,282.00
Silver and other minor
coin . 312,602.76
Checks and cash items 273,599.28
Exchanges for the
Clearing House .. . 42,323.96
Other resources, viz . 17,778.89
Capital stock paid ln$ll,376.725.42
Surplus fund _.. 3,683,115.561
Undivided profits, less
and taxes paid_ 2,187,577.36
Due to banks and
bankers . 570,949.82
Dividends unpaid ... 19.7S3.14
subject to-check .. 16,305,117.53
Savings deposits_ 17,246,987.45
Demand certificates of
deposit . 213,033.12
Time certificates of de
posit . 3,846,542.85
Certified checks. 52,913.07
Cashier's checks_ 104,938.90
Notss and bills redis- ?
counted . 2,1X7,277.24
Bills payable, includ
ing certificates for
money 'borrowed . . 12,900,555.63
Other liabilities, viz . 107,814.81
Call No. 23.
1, 1911 .$70,863,331.90
22, 1910 . 64,491,536.S4
Increase in one year .$ 6,371,795.06
Increase since June 7,
1911. 2,62*, .^58.46
Loans and discounts,
September, 1911 ..$57,962,790.23
Loans and discounts,
September, 1910... 50,453,490.43
Increase in one year .$ 7,509,297.SO
Increase since June 1,
Duo from banks, Sep
tember, 1911 .$ 4,455,366.29
Due from banks, Sep
tember, 1910 . 5,871,499.48
Decrease in one year .$ 1,416,133.IS
Decrease since June,
1911 .. .. .. .. 1,423,075.16
Cash in vault, Septem
ber, 1911 .$ 1.280,514.26
Cash in vault, Septem
ber, 1910 . 1,423,975.52
Decrease in one year .$ 143,461.26
Decrease since June.
1911 . SI,827.59
Capital stock, Septem
Capital stock, Septem
ber, 1910 . 10,124,286.40
Increase in one year.$ 1,?52,439.02
Increase since June.
1911 . 1 63.921.91
Surplus and profits.
September, 1911 ..$ 5.S70.692.92
Surplus and profits,
September, 191 0 .. 5,401,654.53
Increase in one year .$ 469.03S.39
Decrease since June,
1911 . 3 59,61 3.3."
September. 1911 .. $37,S29,532.92
September, 1 91 0 .. 3 6,502,313.1 0
Increase in one year .$ 1,327,219.82
Decrease since June,
?1911 ....:. . . 2.959.56S.5S
SM PLAIN TALK
BRISTOW AND FISHER CLASH IN
PRESENCE OF TAFT.
Discussion as to Who Are Progres
sives Maries the Close of a Non
Near the close of what had been a
non-partizan celebration of the 30th
anniversary of the birth of Kansas
as a State at Hutchinson on Tuesday
with President Taft as the principal
speaker, a political incident flared up
and gave a thrill to the thousands of
Kansans who packed the grandstand
a.t the State fair grounds.
Walter L. Fisher, secretary of the
interior in President Taft's cabinet,
just back from Alaska, made a three
minute speech in which he said some
things about the difference between
"real progressives of the middle of
the road like Mr. Taft," and "hypo
critical, demagogic progressives who
oppose every practical progressive
policy put forth."
Senator Joseph L. Bristow, ranking
second only to Senator La Follette of
Wisconsin among the progressives of
the senate, followed Secretary Fish
er and quickly caught up his chal
We in Kansas/' he said, "are al
ways willing to grant that the other
fellow is honest in hie views and we
expect, him to grant that we are hon
est in ours. I want to say to Pre
President Taft in this State, there
now, that in vvorking out the prob
lems that confront us, we of Kansas
will have our part and have our say,
to the end that there shall be justice
to all and special privilege to none."
Both Mr. Fisher anH Senator Bris
tow were applauded. The throng
seemed to appreciate the verbal pas
sage at arms and the virtual serving
of notice by the junior Kansas sena
tor that while he was participating
treely and gladly in the welcome to
President Taft in tris State, there
would be no let up in the factional
fight as sooa as the chief executive
left the borders of the common
The president himself had made
little reference to politics. His ref
erence was purely historical. Mr.
Taft was introduced by Go v. Stubbs,
who led iim the cheering tbat followed
Mr. Taft's introduction. When the
President had concluded Gov. Mann,
of Virginia, made a .brief address.
Queer Case for Divorce.
Mrs. Henry Schutz, of St. Paul,
Minn., on the ground that her hus
band said he was a widower with
three children before the marriage,
whereas after the knot had been tied,
Mrs. Schulz was "shocked and sur
prised, although fond of children, to
learn he had ten, ranging in age
from one to fifteen years." *
Blease's Pardon Record.
Gov. Blease granted a parole Fri
day to Wess Williams, who wa*' con
victed in Newberry county in 1908,
and sentenced to ten years in the
penitentiary on the charge of man
slaughter. Since assuming office of
governor has extended clemency in
23 3 cases, as follows: Paroles, 124;
pardons, 109. *
Negro Crushed by Train.
Sam Drayton, a negro, had his life
crushed out of him by Charleston &
Western Carolina train No. 42 be
tween Allendale and Fairfax. It is
thought that liquor was the cause of
his being on the track since a num
ber of bottles with their contents
partly gone were in evidence.
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Drunken Negroes Drown.
Three negro men were drowned in
a lake near Charlotte, N. C. All were
under the influence of liquor and
while one did the rowing the others
amused themselves by standing up
ii. the tiny craft and rocking it.
Finally it capsized.
Naval Officer Killed.
Ensign Hall er Belt, commanding
the gunboat Tatanga, was killed by
hostile natives at Yacans islands, in
Phllllpine. Several sailors were se
verely injured. The details have not
reached the Navy Department.
They Ran Him Down.
Bill S;:ber, who killed James Bauk
knipht ,was run down by blood
hcunds and captured at his mother's
house Monday night. He is said to
be a bad negro.
Bills payable and re
ber, 101 1 .$10,087,832,87
Bills payable and re
ber, 1910 . 11,080,119.25
Increase in one year .$ 3,401,713,62
Increase since June.
1911 . 5,994,814.72
Number of banks, September,
Number of banks, September,
1910 . 264
Increase in one year. 25
Increase since June, 1911 .... 4
Four new banks have commenced
business since June 1911:
EutawvlUe?Bank of Eutawville.
Florence ? Palmetto Bank and
Johnston?Branch, Bank of Wes
tern Carolina, Aiken.
Willington?Branch, Bank of Mc
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TALK IT OVER
Result of the Canadian Election Being
Diseased Pro and Coo.
WILL IT HELP OR HURT
That Is What the Old Politicians Are
Trying to Figure Out, the Old
Guard Republicans Being Inclined
to the Belief That It AVill Heal the
Party Breach. j
A Washington dispatch says the
question which is agitating the lead
ers of political parties and factions
is how their fortunes in the approach^
ing national campaign will be affect
edly Thursday's defeat of the Laur
ier government and Canadian reci
procity. It is evident the replies
would be as varied in character, as
were the political views of the fac-?
tions which fought over the question'
during the special session of con
Official Washington closely follow
ed the returns from Canada Thursday
night but remained silent regarding
the outcome. Huntington Wilson,
acting secretary of the state depart
ment, declined to make any state
ment, and th?:re was no other high
official in a position to discuss the
situation. The unofficial view was
that as Canada had rejected the
agreement there was nothing for the
administration to do but "make the
best of the matter."
That the rejection of the Canadian
agreement will have a strong bear
ing upon the campaign of President
Taft is not doubted. Some of tbe
"Old Guard" Republicans who sup
ported the agreement "against their
better judgment" are saying its de
feat will strengthen the Taft admin
istration by removing the. only issue
on which there was any disagreement
with the president.
Most of the insurgent Republicana
were opposed to the agreement and
they believe their position has been
made much stronger. There was no
one in Washington to spoak even faw
formally for Xhe Democrats. A maj
ority of that party in botn senate
and house voted for the enactment
and without their votes the Taft pro
gramme for the special session would
Some of the friends of the Canadi
an agreement do not hesitate to
charge the Canadian defeat of the
Laurier government to the "annexa
tion bogy." One of the excuses for
this issue was suggested by a speech
of Champ Clark, of Missouri, now
speaker of the house, which he deliv
ered in favor of the agreement dur
ing the last session of the Sixty
first congress, when the agreement
was passed by the house and held up
by the senate. Mr. Clark was mak
ing a plea for a wider market and in
giving his reasons for supporting the
Canadian agreement said:
"I am for It because I hope to see
the day when the American flag will
float over every square foot of the
British North American possession
clear to the North Pole. They are
people of our blood; they speak our
language; their Institutions are much
like ours. They are trained in the
difficult art of self-government. My
judgment is that if the treaty of
1854 had never been abrogated the
chances of a consolidation of these
countries would have been much
greater than they are now.'"
The Canadian press or at least no
small padt of it, accepted Mr. Clark's
statement as a confession that the
real motive of the United States was
to promote annexation. In vain Mr.
Clark explained that the remark was
"semi-jocular," although representing
his ;>ersonal desire. The chance re
mark was one of the chief arguments
of Canadian opponents of the agree
Added importance to Mr. Clark's
remarks was given when he was later
elected speaker, and as such became
the leader of his party. Many per
sons, because of these circumstances,
were attributing the politic.il down
fall of the premier of the Canadian
government to the speaker of the
American house of reprsntatlves.
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Rich Newsboy is Dead.
William B. Greenburg, the richest
newsboy in St. Louis, was burled
Monday. His death was caused by
pneumonia. From poverty Green
burg rose to be a< landlord at his
death was the owner of a $112,000
apartment building and the news
stand which he established after sell
ing papers on the streets for almost
Fight Too Many.
Tcsterfying that a man never gets
too old to have affinities and charg
ing that her husband, Charles W.
Adams, who is sixty, had oi.ie during
their married life, .Mrs. Jennie M.
Adams was granted a divorce in the
I court at Kansas City on Saturday.
I bhe refused to accept more than $30
I a month alimony.
Three Men Were Killed.
At Louisville, Ky , an avc.lanche of
bricks from upper walls ot a burn
ing six-story building, in the Main
street wholesalo district, crashed
through three floors of an adjoining
building, killing three firemen and
injuring two others.