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I ANSEL WARNS BANKS
TO HOLD THE MONE1
UNLESS THE COLLATERALS
Or a Check Signed by Chairman Mur
ray?Also Issues Orders to
r County Boards.
Gov. Ansell, i.n order to prevent tin
receivers ivppoiii.lod by Judge Pritcli
ard for Hie Staito dispensary J'uix
from getting" tho money now in til
various banks, has sent out a lette
to tin 51 banks holding this monks'
"warning thorn that under no eircuin
stances must 'this money be role as e<
i without the production of the collat
f oral deposited for security and with
out the check f>igned by the chairmai
| of the commission and countersign^!
I by the State treasurer.
The lottor slates (hat this docs no
refer to the $li)H.000 released b;
Judge l'ritehard and drawn througl
? tho Nationail Loan and Exehang".
| hank of Columlia. This money was as
scssed on each bank having the d.>
posits, 22 1-2 per cent being with
drawn from 'each for the payment o
claims approved by the commission.
I The letter says:
"(Je.ntlemen : You arc hereby noli
tied that if any of the -State dispell
|f sary funds in your hands arc turne.
J over to any one, without the produc
lion of your collaterals and withou
I the check being signed by Dr. W. .1
Murray, chairman, and countersign
ed by tiro'State treasurer, you will b
held responsible for the same by th
^ 'State of South Carolina.
"This does not refer to the 22 1-!
per cent which has been drawi
through the National Loan and Ex
.. change bank and was authorized boil
j by the commission and the Unite,
r (States court.
'' Yours very truly,
' "M.F. Ansel,
Those banks who received the or
der are tho National T.oan and Ex
f change bank, Pahuetto National bank
State bank, Columbia. Savings bank
ail 1 of Columbia; Bank of Charleston
Peoples Loan and Exchange bank o
Laurens, Bank of Orangeburg. Na
tional Exchange bank, 'Charleston
Bank of Ad'ken, Commercial ba.nl>
Camden; People's Savings bank, All
boville; Bank of Dillon, Enterpris
bank, Charleston; Merchants' an<
Farmers' bank, GatTnoy: Farmers
' and Merchants' bank. Anderson
Merchants' and Farmers' bank. Che?
aw; Commercial bank. Florence
Bank of TTartsville; People's bank
Union; iC'ity National bank. Green
ville; Greenville iSavim?w bank, Lex
k ing'ton Savings bank, People's bant
* Charleston; People's bank, Green
vitlle; Norwood bank, Greenville
Bank of Camden. Merchants' an
Farmers' bank, iSparlanburg; Firs
National bank, Spar Kan burg: Ban'
Just what action wild be taken b
the, banks on receipt of this letter i
not yet known. The? banks are mad
f parties defend.ant in lire actio
brought by the whiskey houses ant-he
majority of t.hem have no desir
to complicate matters by paying on
any money not ordered by the coir
Orders to County Boards.
Columbia State, 14th.
Gov. Ansel yesterday notified th
various county boards that any anon
ey due the State dispensary commis
sion for supplies purchased from tba
body must be settled with check pa.y
able to the State of South Carolm
through the 'State dispensary commit."
sion 'and to no one else. No seltk
ment or any demand from any recenv
er will be recognized by the govei
nor or those in authority. This i
quite important, as it follows his lei
tor warning banks to pay no fund
without, orders from the eomlmissioi
This step is taken to prevent th
receivers, IVI|es;4ns. iMJcCuHough, 'An
thur and Henderson, from taking po?
session of the amount due the coir
mission by the boards. It was no
known exactly what steps will be tak
on by these gentlemen after thoi
bonds have been approved by Judg
Pritchard, but Gov. Ansel thought i
best to be on the safe side and pre
vent additional complications and a
the same tinne assert the right o
State control of these funds. ^
Tn January, according to tlvp Yc
port of the commission, about $101
000 was due the commission for li
> quoiw purchased by., county 11 bojird^
' , Since that time, however,^sover^l o
' these debts have been wiped out. Fo
instance, in December "Richland eodV
ty owed about $52,000, while the deli
now amounts to only about $$G,00(
^ This is probably the hcavist debt Vi
any of the county dispensrfftes t
the commissi.>n, as tho largesWshar
of stock remaining in the old S(^t
institution was bought by (lie Rich
land board, lt
'Should tho receivers, however, donilmd
t'lsiis money o! tlio count v I
^ boards and bo refused. there will be
some interesting contempt proceedings.
Tiro boards, however, will be
3 defendel by Attorney General Lyon
and Mr, AV. R fcllewenson .of 'the
dispensary connnlission slioujd 'tliev
- refuse and any checks issued to the
receivers from the boards would not
be recognized by any of the banks
whose collateral is at stake. The law ,
i) makes (ho Sta(o liable for the amount J
- of stock on hand only should suits be "
:? brought fonion-payment of ddbt, but
should these suits be brought by (he |
r receivers the. claims of the whiskey
houses selling these supplies would
- have priority over any claims in the
1 hands of the receivers.
The letter from Gov. Ansel was
sent to tlio county boards of Aik>
en. Barnwell, Beaufort, Charleston,
Colleton, Florence, Georgetown, Kershaw
and lUehland and is >as follows: .
1'My attention has boon called t<>
* I'll1 fact lliai your county board owes
1 the Stale tor goods bought., of Ihc
State dispensary commission. and I
- write to call attention to (lie fact that
the Stale requires Hie soKlomonl In
bo made wilh (lie State dispensary
o. cm mi si! on and no one else, with
chock payable (<> (lie State of South **
'C'arolino. and. if (his not ice is dis- r
- regarded, vigorous action (o enforce *
- (he rights of (he Stale, and compli- F
.1 ance by (ho board will bo I iken (o /
- (lie end thai obedience to (he lawful
t authority of the State may be en fore- t
. ed. Xo settlement w.i(>h any ?>iu? olse (
- will be recognized or ((derated. Anv
e demand bv any receivers of anv
e court must he refused. 1
2 "M. P. Ansel. ii
Ii THE FLEISCHMANNS. >
One of Them was Formerly Mayor of
Cincinnati and is Close to Nick ;
A special from Washington to the ?
- Si ale, -says:
I lie I* loisehmanus. (ho liquor peo '
pie of ('ineinnal i. wlm wore (ho prin'
cipal ones (o porsua'do Judge Prilch1
ard to apopi-nf receivers for the dispensary
fund, are influential ci'tiz>
ens of Cincinnati. There are two of
k> t.hom associated in the business, .1 u"
lius Fleisehniiaan an!d his brothoi Max.
? They are Ihc sons of (lie late Charles
l| Fleisclvinamn. who came e ver (o (his B
country from 1 Iiuigarv or some such
' > place, ibnilt up a business, made millions,
and turned it over lo bis boys, ~
? who have, used'it partially lo aceumu' }
'lalo other millions, partly lo indulge
the taste of tlio elder brother for polities
and somewhat considerably -to
-* finance the spoillug- proclivities of ^
the younger brother, Max. Julius, the
5 elder, wax mayor of' Cincinnati for ''
I wo terms, and is now one of the (
1 Taft manipulators in alliance with the
notorioius Boss Cox of Ural, burir.
Max, the younger, got nuarried some- !
>' tiling 1 iko a year ago and look a 1
s ihoneymoon trip to (he North Pole. (
? He is now planning a. t?nip to South ^
n Africa where he will recreate'himself )
^ by a short ind'irlgcnce in .lids favorite J
c pastime of shooting elephan/ts, liters, ^
t hyenas, wild other painc. J
They are miHldonaires, tJi<ese *
F.leischmianms, many limes over. In
addition to their liqaior business they
htave a yeast manufacturing concern. ^
? Tlio Ploiseh man n Yeast coanpaivy is I
ttlua official entitlement of ifhe thing, s
T believe, 'and 'the business brings in n
't profits like unto tJio richest of god-d t
-mines. Likewise Wiey have -always 0
n found the .Liquor business profitable, a
>- .Tmlius 'Fleisehmami, -the ex-miayor, is 51
t-ho business man. Max is the sport v
'- and freak advent iscr of the company. '
.Xulius Pleisclumann, so t.h'eso people t
s from Cincinnati 'here say, is known s
'j~ 'as a. high clean man, as politicians t
s and -liquor dealers go in Cincinnati.
> Although put into ofTico by t)he un- ^
0 speakably corrupt iCox machine, tbey
tel'l (mo that Ire was Qiettwr by far than v
his crowd amid adminisVored the af- t
i- fairs of his office in a manner wiUiout l
d reproach. N
- Then ITon. Nicholas Tjong'worfh, t
llv3 president's Bon-in-law, is (lie rep- n
c 3'csen-talive iu?i(ihe lower house of eon- |<
1 Stress from Onncinnati. 7Te and ?Tu- t
lius Plcisehfira-ntn are close friends, v
t especially at present when (hey are (|
f b,oUi '.'it work trying- -to get the presi- v
dent's man Taft nominated. The idea s
>-t tlifA thrt-Floi.schinffinns should be de- ;l
>-* tec ted iu crooked wnj-s of doing1 busi- )
i- ness seeing a lit tle*'slarl ling- to men (>
liO-ft) lil^o Tioffgworth. Senator Foraker s
f Vfllso live? jji Ciincinnati. I asked the
r senaloi1' about, his fellow townsman. 0
f- Tlie 's(alitor at' th;is fini'o is not j
d lied 'Vl^ wiflf thQ^ftx-ma^or. j,
He 4ina:d^ only a few of Ins f/ts'cinat- j
f,Jing: remarks, answering all my (|iies-,
o tion^ with a twinkle of his e^,o a-Vi^l I
e voltrii'teering very little. Tie told me
e about North Polo trip of Max '
i- Pleischfnaan <v?d that^Julius was Ihc *
business ^maawufer and an ex-mayor, k
Why Buy From
In order to . mak
n W B
3rints 5 and 5 l-2c. per yard. '
3ercale 7 1-2, 9 and 1 2c. yard.
jinghams 7, 7 1-2, 8 1-3, 9 and IOc. yard.
Bleaching 5, 6 1-4, 8 1-3, &c. Bargains,
Checked Homespun 6 and 7c. yd.
/Vhite Homespun 6 and 7 l*2c. yd.
Bargains in Worsteds 5, 9, 10, 11, 12,
1 4c. and up.
rhread 1 c. a r pool.
Phread, 2 spools for 5c. (
\ few bargains left in Shoes from 88c. :
for women up. A.
"More Goods for Same Money, S
HIGHWAYMEN AT WORK. led hut whether this 1 >e In re or 110I SB
. singular thing 'happened while $j
reorgia Visitor Robbed in Columbia Vaughnn and Detective Ford were E
Friday Niglit?Suspects standing :it the place. : '
Caught. Tin* victim had .just finished 1?"?11 - n
iiiti' Mr. Ford th* particulars of llvj Kg
olumbia -Slate. .141 h. holdup and was di scribing the men | g
T.hree men effected a daring holdup w4i?*n two pedes!rains were seen iulg
ust night about- 7:15 o'clock on Lin- n?. distance. Officer Ford saw f'.iallB
"In street near Mie Phosphate nvnlls. | Uvo m(.n XV,,1V t.olll;JlLr ;,Md thai I H
Yhilo two of their number held pis- j, w.uid be well !'->r them to drop j li
ols on the victim the third rifled tho [ hac-k in the. dark. This done the w;.t. 0
>ocke.ts. Phe nilan who was robbed : (.;Mn(l up alongside ihe detective and ||
s J. \V. Va.ughan, a fanner from Vaiigban and Mr. Ford noticed that B
ieorgia who was passing through Co. (>|10 (>f |fc# ,m(, ?? ,, coat g
unnbia from North Carolina on his h|?,.k ta.onsevs nml ,|.,|1 .,n(1 |
my nome mid on .Hie charge of hold- ns <los(,,.ibo(1 1)y Vnng.liaii. So 1
ng him upI S. .lnttlcjohu ami J. 11. h# askc(, y,mlltlmn it U? two men
form of tins oily are lodged in the wrc |||0 ollcs. v lmn Jl0 wa5 |
nil and will he brought to trial. Up a|most Ul(!v ,vm, w!lon |
o midnight Ihe third had not yei ,lie two started up'tlw railroad tra.-k |
ecu aneste<, Detective ]<Y>rd called them back. |j
'the incidents of tOie hokl-up point Vaugkan then walked up to the man I
0 tdio exercise of "nerve" on the ]Vn<i made a closer examination.
.art of the higW> e,i. Vmighan Whwl ,,c ,h<ul <w lMs ,1B sts!ppc(, I,
ays that to was in Hill's res.wnrant wk saW. ,<Tll0sc m of ?
.bout 7 o'clock last evening and at- ^ nM,n who 1m>m m<_ ? po)ic(, |
cr getting some luncn started out llca<kuIvrtOTS ,vas noUflc(, aa(1 1Jl(! E.
f Mie place and ,,p Uie street. When , bro llt uuie1?hn and Nor- I
, .short diste.ee from the restaurant ,.iK ,|i)m s|Jvti(m Vmi(,lmn is I
nd ?' U>? 'lark part of Hie street he t)w80 arc U|., il|y mon
ras accosted by t'hree men and as . . . ?
hey cam? np M.ey called out (o him ,
? hold on and not move anofher 1"l('k '? restaurant and l.e vxpeels
tr 1 , to capture the other man. Norns and
,tep. ilio stopped and then one ot . .
1 i . . i, , Ta leiohn were in the rosl an ran!,
lie number told hi.m that the was ?n , . , ,
fllcor ot (Jie law and that it would "hn" ''" r1 k ""
o best for liini to keep still. Mr' Vautfhaii and as dater vrnhed.
Viinighan says ?.at he Ihouaht the ,At Uk! ,^r'"
.hole .tiling W,s a joke and started ",1 a"a n" P"*"? "f I'V, J?
ri> u 4 i r ii* lc found $.58.50 and the bills coro
move oil. Hut he found ibimsell . . ... , . , , , r
? i .ii 11 i , p . responded wi ih wha Vauprhnn liavl . |
rmkiiiir into the barrels of (wo re- ' . , r I 1
. i . n i j ,*i, . said about tihem. lie said ne had two: t
olvers juivd kept, still. W.lnle lie ins- ?. tl .... s
?io l.ii i- i < < ? ? I bills; wo $:? bills; five .+ 1 bills c
ols were held on ibim bv two ol the ' ' , ' , , , . .. . ^
.I. ,, , c ii ... . and one t2 bill and .>1 in si ver in lhc; r
nen the ot her fellow went, tnrough , ,, , P
i . iii o money that be had on his per-! '
us pockets and look everything in A f t
, riit . ,. " son. ?>n Norris was found .tl.Jfl and J
liein. hue amount ol money taken . . ,, , ; v
a.., i'ii , , it is supposed that the other man has V
ias $41 in bills and silver. Vanglmn ,, '1
i-i . . , I!k> remainder < ! Ihe sum taken I rom
id not 'nave a watch or any other ,, . ?? .... . . . . .
.. ii , ,, \ am:hau. he men wi lie tried in
aluables on Ins person. Wihen Ihe lt . , , it . . , T
? , , ,i ii* i , tie. recorder s court this morning and
earch tlirougui his pockets was over ,r , , , . j . a
? , ,, 11,11 << \ aughan has staved over to prosecute
nd .as til icy started lo leave one of ^ '
he iiKon handed Vaughan five cenl-s '
f the money back "as a present," he T.illlejohn lias been in trouble be- '
.,i,| fore at police ihead<|uarlers, having' 0
t.n -i ,i , , been caught in a game, lie has not ;
AN.hen if was over Ihe men started , , , iy ,. . ,
a*. i \r ,i , , ,, , been known bv he prdice lo lie hi ;
ft: and Vamghan went lo the nearest ^ ^
ii i -I i. ii n v work for the nasi few weeks.'
olephone and sent word to police i ,T ' . . ...
i, i . ta i i ? , . Norris is si mill weaver.
omlqunrl^rrf. Dolcclivc l4o.rd was i.n
lie ofTicevat the time and went at
nee to wheiMithe message came from. | - "Why should a man wan I a drink
rewound Vaughan and the (wo wenlji,flo;' J.2 -'"ivhow?" inquires;
^ (,i ^ ? P . Ihe Detroit News. Don't know; proh-j
o the. scene of the holp-up. If v.? , , . ' ; ,
. ably lor the same r*ason llnif he \
aid that a man will always visit llie ' lll|s ono aftpr u o'clock, 0 o'clock, r
cene of a crime that ho has commit-17:30 and so on. I
Some One Else
Q OF US?
e room for our
3 we offer
Men's Hats worth $ 1 .50, will close at 75c25c.
Agate ware at 15c. Cheap for it.
Tobacco almost at your own price.
| Ladies' Undervests from 5c., IOc. and
up to 44c.
Women's and Children'^ Hose 5c. pair.
] Clothing 25 per cent discount.
Boys' Pants 23c. and up.
Plows 4 I-2c. per pound.
Men's Collars to close at 5c, each.
! Lot of other ba gains.
; Come and see them at
ame Goods for Less Money."
Excellent Reasons why YOU Should
open an account with a Bank.
First: Because your money is safer in a Hank
than anywhere else.
Second: lieeause paying bills by check is the
j simplest, most convenient and best method.
Your check is always the best recept in the world.
i| Third: Because it gives you better standing
in the community, especially among business
.men, to pay by check rather than cash. Think jj
it over. We will appreciate your opening a |
['savings account. fi
We pay 4 pr. ct. on Savings Deposits. H v
The Sank of Prosperity, I /
Pt asperity, S. C. ?
DR. GEO. V. IIUNTKU, I)R. J. S. WHKKEKR, 1.
President. \*. President.
J. F. BROWNE, J. A. COUNTS, ST
Cashier. Assistant Cashier. ?
[he People's lotionol Bonk
Prosperity, 8. C.
^aid Up Capita! - $25,000 00
Surplus and Individual Profits $6,000 00
Stockholders* Liabilities . . $25,000 00
"or protection of depositors.
i. c. Moseley. President. M. A. Carj isi.e, Vice-President
V. W. Wheeler, Cashier. Geo. Johustone, Attorney.
Better a conservative Interest on your deposit with Its safe
eturn when wanted, than a high rate and a leeling of doubt
bout the principal.
A National Bank Is a safe Deposit. Government supervision
lakes it so. Likewise our Board of Directors Is a guarantee
f prudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P. Pugh.
J. A. C. Klbler. Jno. B. fellers.
"R. L. Lulher. W. A. Moseley.
M. A. Carlisle. Geo. Johnstone.
J. H. i-liinter. H. C. Moseley.
J. P, Bowers.
A/e allow 4 per cent, per annum in our Savings
)epartment, interest payable semi-annually"