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VOL. XX. ANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY.:PJUNE 20, 1906(O 8
HELD IN TRUST.
Brevard Miller swears that Glass
Stock was given Directors.
The Glass Ccmpanv Of-icials Assert
That -he Dispensary Officials
Were not Presented With
Stock in the Glass
Wednesday an affidavit from Mr.
Brevard D. Miller, omganizer Cf the
eompany which built the Carclina
Glass company In Columbia was put
In evidence betcre the dispensary In
Personally appeated Bitvard D.
MIuLer, who being uiy as(in depcaeth
1nat up to scmetine in 1892, he
'as for scmetume pr'-vicus living in
thi city of Columbia, S&-uth Carolina,
being at that time coinected with
Giarby cotton mills (f that city. Dur
11 g the time of his tesicetLC there he
etelopea the ioea, and was one 01
the piomoters in the crganizat.ion 01
the Carolina Giass company. Being
assciaied in the urgarAlzaueni of this
gians oumpany wi-.I Jao. J. Saeiels,
Tcnmas layior, Jr., W. G. Ctaiab and
E. G. Seibeli&.
Tne ircorporators of the Carcina
Glass ecmpany reahzing that the oub
I6ss ox tbe Sate awpensary would be
an advantage and irs.me the succew%
ot-he company, - approached H. H.
Evans ard L. J. WiAamb, then di
rector of tn SLAe LisCLZarY, witL
the cifer to sea them a cer;Zam &muinL
01 stcOk of me uarnr.a Giaeu woiapa
ny to be paia for i monrey a. tuiL
zsme price as the bLuck %as soid w,,,
ouner parties. 1j *as undercwoo &(.
this atage in the tramaction thbt ti.
Caroina Giaas company was to meet,
Luwr, it was decided by the con
trominix interesut of uLe Carouna Gia&e
company Wu tevc 6L6 9aQ i. H E7nM
andL J. Waam a oua tj I., I
stok in return ior w ,.t Cs.r, 1. h
Gianb compey was to be given au, wt
a part, of Ime saUS a. sp..Lary gla s
bu6ies. A0onu Wnib Lime, ua.l-g
conversation oebween J. J. stldels a"C
R. R. Evans, n zqy prcseLc Jac. J
beibels btaLed ant the Carouna Gass
company, no6 eilg very btrong linan
- caay, wouid not be able to tand 1or
any .ng tb U1 tme a CuL in pIces 1.,
thou caputura, it itauuta ne mades.
To wau bL statuee H. ki E .ants re
paiea, -O- AL&, we 4rC pub L&ei LL
WeLn . we phLcs o giving the stock
to the anhcLOas ul theS SLL clispensa
ry 'has CciaSa On, I was not in sc
cCIra Wim itsu naOLjecte.d to it, reaL
i.ng that a was in uie mmaority, anc
nob at aLL in accura Vwit- thle ponicy Oi
the Incospo.rb.tors, anid thbai, conk.
not prevsL izas gif, ul stoca, or SucD
acolus as nousa ~mraly bolow, I
witndrcew from tne company and my
interests were taken over by ornne?
It was my understanding at the
time I withorew tAa thils gift of
stock was to be mace to W. G. Childs
as trustee for H. H. Evians and L. J
it was my understanding, up to the
time of my decLbion Lo witndraw from
the Caroluna Glass company, that the
Carolina Glass companDy was to meet
competitive prices, and that the di
reckors of the State dispensary were
to be stockholders on the same basis
as the incorporators, whereas this
gilt of stoCk, to which I Objected,
wcould give the Inference that the.
Carolina Glass company would be ta
vared by the directors of the State
At a meeting of the incorporators
.of the CJarolina Glass company at
which this gift of stock was discussed
and from which I withdrew after re
signing my Interests, I was reqaestec
by Jno. J. Seibels to say notamg o'
my knoiwledge of the transactions oc
the Carolina Glass company. This 1
refused to do..
it has been several years since the
transaction related above occurred.
but the same is substantially as r'
Brevard D. Miller,
Sworn to and subscribed to before
me, this 17th day of April, 1906.
J. R Wnartcn,
ImLEB FPLTLY CONTRAD)ICTED.
The directors of the glass ccmpany
who were in the city gave cut the
following statement, which flatly
ccntradicts Mr. Miller's statement:
Hon. J. T. Hay, Chairman Ilavestiga
Columbia; S. 0., June 13, 1906.
Our attention has just been called
to an affdavit which was placed In
evidence before the State investigat
lng committee just before Its adjourn
mant today, and which pur ports to
eminate from Brevard D. Miller, now
of Alabama, but formerly of this
He states that the ircarporators
approached H. H. Evans and L. J
Williams with an cifer to sell them
stock in the glass company. We cat:
state with certainty that none of un
approached Mr. E rans or Mr. Wil1
-ams in reference n. this matter; anc
if Mr Miller approached said gente
men for the purpcse stated in his affi
davit, tie dia so cf utis own volition,
and without the krowledge or sanc
tion of the otner incorporar-rs
The main gist of the affi'avis I.
-contained mn the statement, it wa:
decided b? the controlling intere.
*va* * to give the said H H
Easand L. J. Williams a b.e.ck ,.
this stock in relurn for woich thb
Carolina Giass company was to b
Sgiven all or a part of tse State dispen
'sary glass bu.siness." At d the sam
party states that he resigne d his iffia
and connection with said company oi
eaccU. of this decision and policy
We urqualitiedly deny this statement
not only was no stock given to any
member of the dispensary b ard, but
no stock or bonus or commission or
valuable consideration of any kind
whaisoever was, at any-time, given to
any one; nor was any auch decision or
policy, as statrd by said Miller, made
or agreed to by the stockholders or
dirEctors, or the controlling interests
'.f the Carclina Gass company. Mr.
]AUller severed his connection with
.aid compary not for the reason stat
zd in his z~hdavit, but because his
services were unsatisfactcry to the
oard of directors. Upon his with
drawal, when there had only been 20
per esnt. paid on his stock, it was
taken up and be was succeeded on the
oard of directors of said gia; s com
panv by the late Dr. B. W. Taylor.
Mr. Miller further states as his un.
derstanding "this gitt of stock was to
be made to W. G. Childs, Irustee, for
H. H. Evans and L. J. Willi&as."
We assert possitively that neither H.
R. Evans nor L J. Williams nor any
Atber member of the former or pres
ent board of control of the State dis
pensary directly or indirectly owned
or had any intereso in any stock of
said gl&s company; nor was any stock
Of said company held by W. G. Childs
in trust for any such parties. The
tock book and other records of the
company have been heretofore freely
furnished to the investigating cow.
mittee and remained In their custody
for inspes:tion for da s, and until they
voluntarily returned them to the
John J. Seibels,
W. G. Cilds,
B. F. Taylor.
This statement is not signed by E.
G. Seibels or Thos. ,Taylor becauie
hey are both absent from the city.
- John J. Seibels,
B. F. Tajlor.
LBADBRS FOR BRYAN.
eis Re-cent Utterances on Socialism
Greeted with Approval.
A dispatch from Washington says
Democrats in congress are highly
pleased with Mr. Bryan's Berlin inter
"If be will only cut cu) soclalism
md s:- to democracy," they havu
been saying in their beart to heart
discusslons f the uutlook. Now thaT
5r. Bryan has taken tne first oppor
unity to draw the lines aginst soci
-.1ism they believe all ounot of his
aomination has been rem ved.
"I fully expect to spe Grover Clove
iana sukpotiLg Mr. B->an -in 1908 -
said R p:esentaove B all, of hxos,
%is evecing. "1? he- aes the righ
-era cf sie-ech at that Na N York re
ption, ano I am ccnident -,e will,
.e will not only be nominated, but
" There is no reason to daubt Mr
Bryan's demccrncy," said Senator
Blackourn, of K-ntucky. "Tnere
ated be no fLar Stat he will nt is
gqui to the ozcasloa. W4 who have
wals supporzrd him know tat Mr
Bryan is .ot extremely radical. H
is a cemc-ca , and democracy, i.L
''I em glad to see that Mr. Bryan
has si~aroed cf right." said Juge
D.iel Smith, of Kentucky. "What
e says In is Barim interview is all
rgns. D mocracy is not socialism
nd s cialaem is r ot democracy."
*B'yan is all rignt. There 1s no
:nn mt,.ie United States I wculV
rather see preskent than he. for I
know he is all right," said Senator
Truman. "The so called conservativ.
emocrats of the c 'untry know they
can have every confidience In him. 1
;ught, to know It, for, you see, I am
ometmes pic:ured as a coaservative
"What Mr B-yan Is quoted as hav
ing said in Berlin Is all~ right," said
Henry D. Clayton, representative from
Alabama, and member of the demo
cratic national committee. "The
emocrats of the South are not accial
ists and never will consent to giving
me party over to socialism. The
democrat-s believe In applying old
fashioned remedies to political condl
tions, not in running after every new
Ism in the hope of finding in It a po
litical Issue. The democrats of the
rut~hern states willhbe glad to see Mr.
Bryan nominated, believing as they
o that he is a safe but fearless demo
"I am delighted at Mr. Bryan's
ringing utterance against socialism,"
said Representative Webb, of North
Carolna. "HIS interview has the
right ring to It. N )rth Carolina can
be counted a Brian state."
E-Constable M. N. Bahr of
Charleston and Chairman J'. M
R 1 son of the present board of
lapensary directors were on the
-stand b. f are the dispensary investigat
ig committee Wednesday. Bahr
testifed to seeing a big roll of ble
bills, aggregating probab'y $2.000
tossed on a table at a Colum'bia hotel
on one cecasion by a whiskey drum
mer for members of the board of con
trol present, but says he did not stay
long enough to see who got the
money. He said L. J. Williams.
Dudley Haselden, Cnrls Rt 'btnson and
probably M. R. Cocper of the pur
chasitig board then in cf~ce were
present. He also testified to being
in a bar In Augusta when a whiskey
drummer threw down a big roll, with
$500 to $'700 in It, in front of Chair
man H. H. Evans, Chris Rob~nson
and L. J. Williams, saying there was
no use to go homie. but to stay and'
er joy the carnival going on in Augusta
t the time, that there weas plenty of
money to give them all a gr~od t:me.
But be could not give the name o
the drum~ner, and did not remnember
vho picked up the r~ll.
Pai ar orFfire.
Eighteen million feet of rstural
zas are being consurmed each day Dy
fire a-. the 1i.-e town of Burnt House
n Ratchie Couny, W. Va. Tne
i.mes are risitg 500 feet in tue an~
and the great ruintain of fire at
ight lignts the surrournding country.
Te fire Is watched by Ltiu anos
The well was drilled in last Fdiias
a and the tremend..us pressure mtde it
aimpossible to cap the hole. Saturdal
a trnoon wo: kmen were er-deavoring
o stop tne n.iw wae~n they saw
e underscrm approaching. H ardlh
i aad the:- q nt wnen a fisa of light
THE TRUE OAUSE.
Not a Moral Revolution But a
OF TERRIBLE FACTS
ias Caused 'the People to See the
Rascalities of the Trusts and the
Republican Party as Pointed
Out by Bryan Ten Years
The Wall Street Journal says:
"A tremendosii moral revolution is
taking place. Many practices which ten
years ago, five years ago, one year ago,
and even six months ago, were in fa
vor, public opinion havirg no condem
lation for them, are now held to be
Pdious and even criminal. This is,
erhaps, the most notable development
>f the day, namely, the creation of a
ligher standard foi the conduct of
In reply to the above The Common
Ton years agc! That was 109 years
fter the American fathers agreed
pon that great constitution whicb
bey declared was ordained to "estab
sh jastice, insure domestic trarquili
y, provide for the oommon defense,
romote the general welfare, and se
ure the blessings of liberty to our
ielves and our p"terity."
Ten years'agi ! That was 120 years
.fter the signing of the Declaration
Ten years age! That was nearly 2.
)00 years after Christ walked the earth
and taught those moral principles
which, in other lands than our, are
prrum-ed to rule in the hearts of men?
Yet we kara from the Wall Street
ournal that ten years ago the Amer
a p. ople had not prcgressed far
.Lorgh to know that it was wrong to
-teal and wicked to kill.
Ten years agt ! That was in 1896
he Wall Street J ural's "trem:n
ious moral revolution" notwitbatat.d
r. there must have beer--ven In
1896- somi great moral principles a'
- orx in -the hearts of many Ameri
It was in 1896 that it was ohargee
:y the rep.eantatives of the grea.
it mooratic party in co-vention assem
>Ied in toe city of Cacago that se fi-h
ntrests were at work In the i ff .irz
)f our government, and tnat the pur
y se of these sellisa interests was to
xploit this great nation for the bene
it of a coterie of men and at the ex
pense cf the masses of the p-opl".
ter it was as-erted ttat a tar ff sys
m w Ica 'creeds trusts and monopo
ias I. dishonest Then It was saic
aan an inc:'me tax whereby man pa
[or tais support of a c-mmon govern
nens in prrportion to tne benefits
aey receive is in line with justice
ben it was claimed that the burdens
f taxation should be equally and im
>artially laid; ranat d~fferences bet weet
agex payers and wage earners shoule
is settled by the peaceful method tf
rbitration; that railroads and othei
ret cerporations should be required
to do justice to the people by whose
aw they were created; that public of
icers shioud be economical in hand
i~g the money; that courts sboulc
cot '2se arbitrary autharity for the op
ression' of the weak and the helplese;
hat government should be adminis
~ered for the greatest good to the
Yet we are told by the Wal Street
rurnal-and this is but a fair- sample
f what we read in many republicar
ewspaper today-that in 1896 tht
kmercan rperple di1 not have the
ame conscience which prompts them
o dencunce the infamies that have
been recently exposed.
There has been no moral revolution
n the sense meant by the Wall Street
ournal. Tuere have bt en exposurst
and the very large number of people
who were misled by republican ne wapa
pers and re publiican leaders now know
that the charges made by the demo
ats in 1896 were true; that the sprc
tal interests were even then preying
pon the peop'.e and since then have
tken advantage of their great vietor3
n that year to impcso upon the peo.
pe-as though republican victory
meant lcense for these men to do their
It is absurd for publications like
the Wall Street Journal to talk about
"the creation of e. higher standard for
the conduct of American business" cor
that the tnings which we now hold to
be "'dious and even criminal" were a
few years ago really in public favor.
Long betore the editor of the Wall
Street Journal was born' men knew
that theft was theft. While the men
of our earler days had their faults, it
is safe to say that they would not have
tolerated one-one hundredth of the
impositions to which the men of today
If one-tenth of the facts revealed
during the past six months had beerJ
known to the American people in 189f
the republican party would have gone
down to an ignomirnous defcat.
Did the republican party win be
cause the peop1 were without moral I
Dd the repu'blican psrty wL becaus;
the peepie were indirent to th4
scemes .f trust wsgt sates? No. Theai
men who are now exp1osed as commol
sogues posen toen as defenders of na
4ional honor. And republican editor
-thre editor of the Wa~l Street Journa
amng them-stood sponsor for ah
Wnxen George W. Perkins, Richar
A. Mcourdy, James H. Hyde or at
other insurat ce magnate lbsued an in
erview in banalf of the repuolic.
ticket, we were told that that wa
the opinion of a successf ul man whos
only concern was that the "ousinex
laterets of the country be protected
Wnen the proprietors of the packin
houses isr-ued interviews in supportC
he republican ticket, we were tol
r~at these men were "captains of ir
dutry " and entitled to lead good cil
When Bigelow, the MilwaukE
baner, and Andrews. the Detro
banker, spoke in behalf of the republi
cin ticket, they were pointed out a
disinterested patriots who would wil
lingzlv shed their blood for the public
E qery speech delivered by Chaunce3
N1. Dpew, by Joseph R Burton, or
any of the other republican senators
or members of congress was pointec
to as the utterance of a far-seeing
statesman who would as quickly
desert his own party had his own
party attacked the public interests
as the democratic party was then
charged with doing. And a consider
able number of pe6ple really believed
that these men were defenders of
national honor. They really believed
that they were men standing for the
best course for the whole people.
Several million men went to the poll:
and voted the republican ticket under
the impression that that party was
the "God and morality" organ'z
tion, rather than the party of pecula
tion and plunder-as they now know
it to be.
Does any one believe that the
things complained of in the Depews
and the Burtons would not have been
condemned by Americans ten,
twenty, fifty, or a hundred years ago?
Would the American people of the
long ago knowingly have given their
approval to conspiracics in restraint of
trade, to monopolies in the neces
saries of life? Wouli Americans of
the long ago have looked with ap
prcval upon an Aldrich did they
know that he stood in the senate as
the tool of special interests rather
than as the representative of the peo
ple? Has there been a period in
American history when men would
not have known that the embezzle
ment of depositors' money by the
B'gelows and the Andrews was
wrong? Has there ever been a time
when Americans would not see the
evil when Uni.ed States senators ac
cepted from private interests fees for
their services in public affairs? Dur
ing what particular period did Amer
oans so far forget the simple rules of
common honesty that they would
aave failed to recognize as stea'ing
the appropriation of policyholders'
money for the use and benetit of th!
republican pary? During what
period would they fail to detect in
iqilty in the bribes given by coal
b.rons to rilroad ecployes and offi
cials in order that the coal trust
mizht secure undue advantage.?
Woen did they ever look upon re
ostes as anything but unfair and dis
honest both to the railroad stock
nolder and to the general public?
Would the sIght of a Rcckefeller
dodging Ocfmeers of the law inspire
g: eater admiration among the Ameri
aIns of the long ago than it does
mong the AmerIcans of toda3? Art
the Americans of today so much
,righter tnan their predecessors that
,hey can more quickly dectet worng
in the action of Walsh, who, as owner
of the Chicago Cironicle advccated
ae election of the republican ticket,
pretending his effrts to be in defense
f national honor when, as we have
reasun to believe, they were In order
aat he might be etter able to
reather his own nest by the violatior:
of the laws of tne land and tne rules
jf common honesty? There has never
been a time when men did not know
nat wife abandonment, as indulged
in by the head of the steel trust and
ther "defenders of national honor":
la not "ediojus and criminal." There
nas never been a time in the history
>f the American government when
men wouid not nave known that it Li
a crime to deal out embalmed beef to
she sold ers and the sailors, and a
rime to feed the men, women ana
hildren of this land upon diseased
meat. Would the men of the long
ago have looked more lightly upon the
immunity bath to which our trust
:agnates are treated than do the
people of the presen a?
Don't be deceived, Mr. E litor of
she Wall Strtet Journal There has
ieen no "tremendous mnoral revolu
ion" as you employ the term. Taere
ave been tremendous disclosures of
terrible facts. The hearts of the
people are right today as they were
right in 1896. They were fooled then
as they were fooled before and as
hey have been fooled since. But
once let the real awakening come; let
them know that they are called upon
o take their stand on tne side of
truth or on falsehood's side, and it
will be very readily seen that by an
overwhelming majority they will take
their stand In line with those good
old reoral principles which they learn
ed at the mother's knee.
If the newspapers would only tell
the people the truth with respect to
these public Questions the popular
verdict would be more nearly corriecs.
Even now tnere are many honest re
puolicans who really imagine that the
foreigner pays the tax, and because
of that false notion tiney are holding
up the hands of the "standpatters.'
When the rank and file of the repub
lican party learn the truth with re
spect to a republican tarnff they wil
cold that poiucy to be "odious anc
Let the Wall Street Journal unde
caive Itself. The practices which the
people vigorously condemn toiay thej
would have condemned in 1896 hat
they not been srst~ematic:diy de
*Formata for Success.
The formula for success in lif
wHch the late Baron Aiphonse R. tb
child laid down for the young mei
of France and distriouted by mean
of printed cards was: Snun liquor
Dare to go forward. 1nver be dia
co'uraged. Be polte to everybody
E aploy your time well. Never te.
ousmness lies. Paiy your debts prompt
y. Be prompt in everything. Bes
all troubies patiently. Do nc
reckon upon chances. Make no use
ess acquiaiItances Be crave in tfl
struggle of lit e. Main.ain your intes
rity as a sacrea thirg. Ne'ver al
pear to be something rxore than y o
are. Take time to consicder, then di
c de positively. Carefulily examir
every detail of your bus ness.
"Mrs. 0. H. Patterson, wife of t1
president of tne Barnkers Trust can
pany of Kansas City, was instant
killed Fada) night, when tue lark
a utomonile in whicn she was ridir
Iwith her husband, daughter and ti
driver, L. A. Pallips, collided wil
BIC FISH STORY.
Fine Bass Fishing in the Street
of a City.
CHOKED WITH FISB,
And Water Would Not Come Out of the
Hydrants, Causing a Water Famine
in Some Sections of the
Great City of New
The New York American says that
a hundred stripped bass came out of
a hydrant at One Hundred and
Eighteenth street and Manhattan
avenue Wednesday. Seventy-five
more flowed Into the street from
another bydrant a block further
niorth. The visitation caused great
juvenile excitement in the neighbor
hood. Children swarmed about the
streams In the gutters and thrust in
Sunday sleeves to the elbow to cap
ture the finny invaders.
Protests to the Water Department
from residents of the apartment
houses in the neighborhood, who
could get no water abova first floors,
was directly responsible for the fish
show. For two weeks the water sup
ply in the district had been vacillat
ing and eccentric. 0 1 some days the
answer to an opened faucet would be
an anaemic dribble which would not
fill a basin in an eight hour day, nor
a bath tub in a life time. Again an
impetuous chocolate-colored flod
wouid burst forth, which would have
been scorned as unsanitary even in a
Wednesday brought a dcimax of
poor service and there was no water
at all. John Willa, janitor of the
Harold, an apartment house at No.
439 Manhattan avenue, telephoned
she Water Department for relief.
When the hydrants were opened,
striped bass shot gaily through their
'ran mouths with astonishi- g rapidi
ty. Ia a few minutes, almost two
nundred active able bodied fish were
endeavoring to ad just themselves to
life in a great city. It furn sied joy
ous diversion for the children. For
1locks around they were infected
with the excitement and flocked about
he muddy' streams. When the last
ash was captured there was not a dry
shirtwaist in the crowd.
Several animated disputes among
the children concerning the relative
ize of the fish they had captured
marred somewhat the pleasures of the
day. A dirty piece of a tape measure
was brought in' as arbiter. Some of
he bass actually measured nine
ches from stem to stern and weigh
ed a pound and a half.
The most aggressive boy in the
athering, however, successfully
:aintained that he had captured a
fsh elghteen inches in length, which
weighed four pounds. It was being
prepared at home for dinner, he said
Lo one disputed the statement, but
dsfter his departure some of the young
skeptics measured the hydrant open
ig and whispered doubts.
Wnile striped bass were predomin
ant in the- wondrous visitation, the
monotomy was relived by a few
pickerel, perch, suckers and eels.
Water famine was only partially re
lieved. Some of the experts from the
Water Department said that some of
he fih had been forced up into the
pipes leading from the mains to the
nouses and had completely choked
Drownea in iene surr.
A telegram from Charleston Thurs
day announced the drowning on Sul
ivan's Island of Mr. C. L. Hisves, a
wellknown book mani and the author
of a number of articles on pedagogy.
Mr. Hayes according to thle telegram,
was in bathing with Mr. W. K. Tate,
the principal of the Memminger Nor
mal school of Charleston, and a num
ber of others and was caught in the
undertow and swept out In the ocean.
Although a number of those in the
,ater at the tima attempted to res
cue Mr. Hayes their ef!frts were in
vain, and Mr. Tate, who went out at
tr the drowning man was himself
nearly drowned. Mr. Hayes was the
general manager of the Webb3 and
Ware drawing books concern of Nash
vile, Tenn., and has taken an active
part in educational ef dra In that
State, being at one time mentioned
for St-ate superintendent of educa
Ejecr on 1l1egal.
Jidge Hydrick Wedcnesday an
nounce~d his decIsion in the Laorens
dispensary election case. The decree
reverses the finding of the state
oard of canvassers and sides with the
Lr.ens county board of canvassers,
who declared the election void on ac
count of irregularities. The returns
snowed that the dispensary had been
voted out of Laurens lasr January by
a small majority. Judge Hydrick's
decision has the effect or keeping the
1 ispensaries open. Whether tne anti
dispensary people will appeal is not
nown. It is thought that they will.
Tae Laurens dispensaries have never
ben closed, the state board's reversal
or the county board's finding having
oeen hla up by t:ue writ of certorari
granted by Judge Hyrck.
Played in Llon's Uage.
A sensational performanca has
aken place at tue S..oke Hippodrome,
were two locali oiliard players arra'g
ed to play a match of t wenijr- five up
mn tne center of a lions' cage, say
Phe L adon Mail. The lions, wion
were uuder coatrol of a lady Grainer,
sat around tne cage on peaestaus.
Sorsiy after the game had begur
eone of the animals gave a loud roar,
which so frightened one of the play
era that he drop his cue. As the
game proceeded the lions grew excit
d at presence of the strangers, anc
dashed around the cage in an alarm
o ig manner. Tue matcha lasted soma
ten minutes, and the players wer'
j oue cheere a they left the cage.
WILL NOT APPEAR
BEFORE THE DISPENS3IRY IN
But Will Stand Trial In the Court of
General Sessions If
The members of the former State
board of directors of the dispensary
have not appeared before the investi
gating committee in answer to the
Invitation of the committe. Mr. L.
W. Boykin was present Wednesday
out did not go on the stand. Col
Jno. Bell rowill was present the day
5hat Mr. C. C. Davis of Newberry
testified to the matters which have
excited so much comment. Mr. E.
H. Evans has taken apparently little
interest in the investigation, as he
has not been in Columbia recently.
No return was made by him Wednes
:iay through his attorneys.
At the meeting of the committee
Wednesday afternoon, Mr. R. H
Welsh of the law firm of Bellinger &
Welsh appeared and presented a re
turn for Mr. Boykin and a separate
return for Mr. Towill. Tne two are
identified in 1.r-guage, but are not
signed jointly. Following is a copy
of one of the re.urns:
Columbia, S. C., Jun 13, 1906.
Hon. J. T. Hay, chairman, and other
members of Le committee appoint
ed to investigate the affAirs of the
Gentlemen: in response to your
invitation, if I so chose, to appear bt
fore your committee today for the
purpose of making any statement that
I desire to make concerning my for
mer connection with the Sate dis
pensary I beg to say that I prefer
that )our investigation should pro
ceed uninfluenced by any statement
that I might make. The more
whorough and searching the investiga
ion is made, the more certain will
the correctness of my conduct be de
monstrated. I am not only anxious
to see the investigation proceed hi
&he raost rigid manner but I shouid
be much disappointed if it did not do
so. Indeed, numdiating as it n-igni;
be. I cnadenge the closest scrutin
of my conduct before any tribunal be
fore wnich it can be made.
I have no fear tnat those who knowi
me will believe that I have done any -
thing that has been eitner illegal or
immoral. Instances in which honora
ble men might aiffer with me in judg
ment may, and perhaps will be dis
:overed. Wrong cannot be, for it
does not exist. Wnile I have keenly
elt the injustice and the cruelty of
some of the suggestions which have
>een made in relation to my former
:onnection with the dispensary. I
am conident that when the scrutiny
as been made complete that even
those who ao not know me will reacn
a like conclusion with those wno do.
At a future day and when it can
ave no influence upon the acAlun of
rour committee it is my purposa to
iend you a written statement cover
ng the matters that I deem of cn
esquence, whicn I shall ask you to re
zard as part of this communication
uid whicn I shall ask you to file as a
art of your report.
L. W. BorgiN.
After presenting the communica
ion, Mr. Welsn asked the committee
ot to -adj aurn sine die until these
~entlemen~ named could have an op.
>ortunity to prepare a defense. As
~or himself, he would have a great
eal to do on account ol the illness of
Nr. Bellinp~er, but he made thiJs ap
eal to the committee ini good faith
ot to ad journ until his clients could
ave a hearing.
Same Oid Trick.
The Boston Transcript admits that
r. Bryan would run a little but
acds: 'That te would h.a defeatea,
owever, is hign~ly probable, almost
eyoncl the posibiiliy of a doubt; not
hat It would be easy to defeat him,
out because tne busmness interests of
he country would find it absolutely
ecessary to do so." To wnch the
Dolumoia State say s: - "Indeedi! And
what are tnese 'buslness interests?'
Tne corporations, we presume. IL
here has been any dou.bt as to the
necessity of passing the bill prohibit
ing campaign contributions by te
corporations such talk as tils from
tne Tranbcript shoald. brush these
doubts aside. Are the 'busmness in
ceresa' to be permitted to repeat the
p-rformance of 1896 and overthrow
Gae will of the people by the free and
unlimited use of money ? Tnat seems
to be wnat '.ine Tranecript expects."
Who in Ab., damb.,rger?
H. M. 'Mooiey, Ciert Sae Board
Dretors, made affldavit before a
noary puolic " - tat ne uas examineu
tue reoiraa of tne State dispensary
rom 1893 to tne present date and
tnat TuIS records do not sno~w any pur
cases whatever from a waiskey nouse
oy tne name of Canen, Bau & (Jo.,
represenlteal by one Abe Hmmoerger
of Bialtimore, MarylanJ,- as testifled
o by Mr. Bristo w of Greenville, S. C.
efore the legislative investigating
commieitee or ..nis State."
Trust thet rsut-. .
William Jennings Bryan was seen
by a reporter in Benliu, Giermany, anca
ared about the political situation ir
tae Uait.ed -ates. Mr. Bryan ex.
pre.ssed Lzie opinion tnat tue next elec.
unin the suates would tura on tii*
question of die trusis. Tne siivei
inua he said was a "deaca noise"
13.,ng askeai about tne prospect 0:
.s e.ge ut r~ciprocmy treaties Mr,
Biyan said tat ne was in ravor of
geuerai reciuctiuu of auties, in wicd
case reciprioa' trearties wish foreigE
countries would De superiaous,
Electric light wires are dangerou
na sine greateSt care snoulai be bee
osed in Sneir erection to see trnas ture
ar> wedl put up. Over in Augusta
Ga., one nignt last week kir. J. U
uarison, a young man, asmbled int
two electric wires on the corner (
iOierry ahey and Gardner aveaue. Ha
cries for assistance ar,-racted tne al
entiOn of tisone who lived:( near b-I
out all eiffrts to resuscit~ate Lim wase
reacaieo were in vain. Tae wires wel
a fnady cue ana pusned out from unais
his oay ann it was removed 5o a iiaa
by honse where nO aled.
AND BLOODSHE D IN THE CZ AR'
A Jewish Anarchist Said to Havi
Caused the Trouble by a
A dispatch from Blalystok, Russia,
says a Jewish anarchist threw a bomb
among the Corpus Christi procession
which was in progress there on Thurs
day and killed or wcunded many per
ions. In consequence the Christians
attacked and massacred the Jews and
demolished their shops. Hundreds of
persons were klled or wounded. The
bomb was thrown from the balcony cf
a house in Alexandrov street. A Prus
sion clergyman ramed Fedetoff was
among those killed by the explosion.
Immediately after the explosion
Jews began to fire with revolvers from
the windows of the house into the
crowd. Soldiers surrounded the house
and fired two volleys into the windows.
Meanwhile the evraged Christians at
tacked the Jewish stores in Alelan
drov and Suraz streets, demolishing
the fixtures and windows and throw
ng the goods into the gutters and
beating and murdering the Jaws. A
crowd of Jews fled to the railroad sta
tion, pursued by the mob, which kill.
ed many of them there. Th.ee Jews
were tnrown from second story win
dows of the railroad station building.
The signal for tne outbreak, whion
apparently was daliberately planned,
perhaps a counterstroke for the mur.
:er of Chief Police Derkatchoff on
June 10, waich was attributed- to
JewisL Bundis, is given as the explo
sion of a bomb during a religious pro
cession. This was followed by revol
ver fusillades in several quarters of
the city. The polce are said noD
to have attempted to Interfere In the
early stages of the riot. The Jews,
no number three fourths of the pop
ulation of the city, offered the best
resistance po3sible, many of them be
ing armed but were unable to pre
vent the pilliging of tneir homes and
places of business. Fmnally the mli
6ary interfered, but accordtag to ad
ices received at St. Petersburg,
ithout being able to restore order.
&einfic iments have been rushed to
Bialystok, from Grodno.
According to reports received Satur
lay !ram Bialystok fusillading has
ontinued througiout the city au day,
Jews firing from the windows of.their
acuses, the soldlers answering with
vollays, crowds of peasants armed
ich clubs and tcthes pillaging and
eating Jews and cavalry patrols
aunting oown pillagers. The city
has oeen cordoned in order to prevent
the ingress of more peasants. Many
persons are reported to have been
wounded but the number of dead is
said to be comparatively small. Ezact
otsils of Fridayi's disturbances are
lacking; bat Tnurslay's pillaging is
ttrioated largely to peasants from
Tne Jaws are fi3elnk from Bialy
stok to the neighboring forests and
mobs are pursuing them. Detach
ents of dragoons nave been sent out
to protect the Jlaws. Jaws arriving
t Bailystok on railway trains have
een draigged out of the cars and
many of tnem have been murdared.
Troops have cleared the railway sta
ion Tne be:. stores in the city had
been sacred, and many were dead
ad wounded. Figures, however
were not given, and probably the
au-.ualties are not known in Blaly
,toZ owing to the continuance of the
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
says disoriaera appear to have broken
out at Blalystok Friday afternoon
with even greater fury than charac
terized Tnursday's riots. N~o dispatch
s have been received direct from
Balystok, wuere the telegraph offle
is closed, but semi-ficial messages
from Grodno' and Minsk report that
he ex~essei were started again today
oy the throwing of several bombs. The
crowds, according to these dispatches,
then opening fire on the pollce eta
ion, to whicn the troops replied, and
hre was a constant interchange of
shots between Jews in their houses
and soldiers in tne streets.
A mobof peasants, armed withbclubs,
scythes, etc., wno had found their
way into tne city Tnrsday, was par
tcipating in the rioting. A dispatch
from Mrinsk states that the authorities
had been fully forewarned of the poe
sibility of srouble Tiursday, and had
recalled a bannation of infantry and
several squadrons of cavalry from their
summer camp to strengthen the gar
rison, but without overawing the for
menters of trouuie.
Convic rted o1 Murder.
William MIa,rcus, formerly of the
Uitea States artillery, was tried at
Cn.eton Wednesday on the coarge
of murder, uaving iiled Jlis wife, on
one front beach of Sullivan's Island,
April 14, last. Ties woman, who waa
uiversall: well regarded, was horrlb.
y mutilated withi an ice pick witi
which the kiling was done. As wa
expected, tae attorney for the de
ense, L. G. Fulz, who was appointed
y tue court, set up the plea of in
sanity and made a nard ngat for tnt
ife of ils client, while Solicitor Jar
vey was assisted in the prosecution b;
Ocavus C,>hea, handled tne case we]
for the state. A verdict of guilt:
was found after a deliberation C
three hours. Marcuas was sentencei
oy Judge Aldrnch to be hung 0
August 3. He reclved his senteno
winout any marked emotion or state
ment. Tnis will ne the first hangins
of a white ma.. in Cnarlesson ount.
mn many years.
Bryan 11he Man.
A staff correspondent of the Koc
mond Evening Journal interviewe
Democratic N.Ltilu~a Comminit~ei
Norman E. Mack, ini Buflo .Y
on bine democ aU outloo. -r -~
hrsa ul of the 1904 election was s!
aunce tat I nave not believed ths
. ulam Jennings Bryan would co.
[ anue to be tne leader of the demnocra
s ic party in tile ation and there ha.
I enl no time In that period but whi
, i have believed thlat Bryan would 1
renomina'ted for tue presidency by a
oimatin in the next democratic col
t veto. He also says the Soul
-.dil name the eandidate for Vil
And Forty Injured by Explosion
on Board a Ship.
The Steamship Had Just Arrived at UV.
erpool from Philadelphia. The
Cause of the Explosion is Un
known butLAttributed to
At Liverpoo., Eagland, nine men
were instantly kied and about 40
were wounded as the result of a SOr
fio explosion Wednesday on the
biltish steamer Haverford. of tihe In
ternational Navigation company.
Tne vessel, waica as commanded by
(apt. Nsllsen, arrived taere from
Padadelpaia. Tne explosion- ilawrot
sne haaenna, rent tae aecks zad hurl
ed doad and wounded men In all
directions. Several bodies wore di
membered and sne deck resembled
the floor of a charnel nouse. Tbn
victims were mostly stevedores. The
expiosion, whica was heard for many
mues, was foilo wed by we outbreak
of fire. Tn cargo, onsOising. of tin.
seed oil Oae, was soon blazing .Merc
ly. Firemin and poUce narried - to
we spot and Ene injured were .aken
wc a neignoorng Iopital, while tmb
work of neartnng for ?nrtzer post ole
casualties pruoeeded wita vigot in
spise of Soe liercedess of toe 're,
.w=a soon assumed alarming propor
sions. Arter Two iloarahard -Igns,
nowever, &no ireman onsained mass
ery of tne fames.
A rumor on&s ie explosion was
due sto an mfernal macamen arose from
ue finding of a woolen box a foot
-quare In one of te nonas. fhin box,
w.ioa was only paroiy Saasered, sill
onaned pece.s of ase macatnery.
la was prominensly marxed "for Man.
Tne fflicAls of the Internablonal
Navigarion company haver Ui8r
caarge of the box, bat they do not
assacn importance to she neory o.t
fonl play and say tmat ne presence of
ne box in Ene nold was a mere a*
3idens. Tae officials say smney believe
ine exploabon was aus to Ignision of
gas given off by napona soap, whicn
formed pars of the cargo.
.Saoose Two Men.
At Wadley, Gs., Wil Smith, an
escaped negro convict, early TAUday
s:aos and killed Maranal Morns of
Mldvlle, and mortagy wounded.J. J.
Pp, a wedl known vlanser, - living
near there. Tne negro wno: was srv
ing a twenty year sentence, nad es
caped from tne camps. Mr. Popedis
covered that toe negro had taken ze
fuge as ni former aome and was. be
iag proseced by is wife. Summon
ing arsnlel MorrIs the owoapprOach
ea toe caain and were mes Wisa a
volley of snoss which c..niinuedi until
thi marshal was dying on tne ground
'and Mr. Pope lay morially wounded.
inf then came from toe cabin, ex
amined hswoidbe captorsand dis
appeared into tne dense woodz. Mncla
excitement followed and a posse. swas.
formed Immediately at Wadley, which
us now In pursuit of the desperate no
Thursday morning Conmssaner
Tatum received sne folblowng letter
from Caai, .B::l & Co., a copy ,of
whichl he sent to theo committee with
a request bat is be madea part of
tne record of one investigation:
'-Mr. W. 0. Tasum, Comlsanne
State Dispeasary, CJolumota, S.C.,
"Dear Sir: We acanowledge re
ceipoof year favor of one 93a Ins.
Raplying toereso, we have nevers-Id
one Soun Carolina dispensary: any
goods nor have we ever been repro
dented batore tnem bj Mr. Abe .Ham.
Derger, or solicited any orders from
them througn mm, nor paid .any
na oney to anyone for securing bust.
nes from tno Soutri Carolina dispen
"Yours very truly,
Cana, Bus & 0o."
Freak or Ltaghung.
An extraardinary agasting freak Is
reported from Bialay, Frace, dur
ing a onandersourm. A moan. named
Dayeni, wno was noemng posatoes'
was killed by liganamg, as closeK
oving wirn to rags. iilin wife and taB
two men wno were near bad mnear
olotning torn, 'bat escap..l iijuljard,
,.xospt for 't .ze fact tnst oy some un
accJumnao Il rear tne agooning paint
si sneur laces a onigno red and sai
ilpe biack. In time ilttle viillage of
Oromos, 27 houses were stripped of
taeir rOS. At Frels Maraui the
ilgnoningc snrew a motor-Car across tile
Sroad Ene two passenger5 escaping un
mnjured. In moe Vosgos a nam.Oer of
peopie were killed and a village Was
set on fire.
Burnen by Maeoiife
At Atlanta, GA., an explosion of
Igasolmne mn a dlyS nOass on Narztn
vPryOr stree '?narsday evening, re
: anne.d ma sue severe oanang of tas
i proprlOi:nr W. J. 8Soddard, about the
i face, neCK and armsi. Wnen entering
e ne pilace to .tigs one lire, Assissana
-Caler Pressiey was seriously injared
goy a secorna explosion, ,vnica scoroned
v as.i upper pauj of nams body. is is fear
ed ~Se nuo ialsd Gne us~nes and bas
,uffered clangerous injuries. Both
men were saken to the ttraay hospi
- al. Several otner firemen were
ourned as tney followed (Jalef Prews
lety into one ounil-.
eThe schonmer Tnomas S. Dennis~n,
Captain Wade, arrnved as Port Tam
tpa late Ti'nursday afternoon, having
- on board A. Painney, master and
-. sole survivor of sna crew of one
a torso massed senoaner Emma L.
o Oorsinmgnam, of New Bedford, Mass.,
e wamca sanx lass Sunday mornIng,. 136.
5. mies- weeo-sonrna-west of Egmuons
:- Key, Fiorida, wiule bound from Mo.
h ule toKaigniSs Bay, Fia. Six med
a. oompoainig one crew of the Gotn
ham were 1l1t.