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VOL. XXI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1907. NO. 42.
WHAT JAPS SAY
About the Sending of the Fleet
to the Pacific.
THERE IS NO DANGER.
Marquis Ito Does Not Take the Mat
ter Seriously and Says as to the
Probability of War "There Is No
Feeling in My Heart for This."
A Japanese Paper Criticises Our
A dispatch from Seoul, Korea says
the massing of the American fleet.
about which the American papers
have applied to Marquis Ito for an
opinion, is semi-officially discussed
by Ito's administration organ. The
"We can not help feeling some
misgiving with regard to the signifi
cance of the intended massing of
American batIteships in the Pacific,
especially in view of the grandiose
announcement attributed to Presi
dent Roosevelt to the effect that the
navy would furnish the world with
a startling demonstration of Ameri
ca's defensive capacity.
"It Is difficult for us to accept the
assurance that the coming manoeuv
ers do not possess any connection
whatever with the Japanese-Ameri
can situation. We regret that Wash
ington thinks it necessary to take
what resembles a ' precautionary
"However, we are not disposed to
attach serious importance to this
matter and have no inclination to
doubt the president's sincerity in as
suring us of the peaceful nature of
the proposed nnaval; manoeuvers.
Neither have we the slightest doubt
of the pacific and friendly sentiments
of the American government. The
people toward whom Japan's blame
is probably due are the irresponsible
3ections of both nations."
He declines discussion regarding
the sensational agitation of the press.
His sole comment on the probability
of war is:
"There is no feeling in my heart
There is No Ml Feeling.
At New York Thursday two distin
guished Japanese took occasion to
declare in no uncertain terms that
there was no unfriendly issues be
tween the United States and Japan
and to decry the undue importance
attached by some trival incidents.
The champious of peace and
friendship - between the countries
were Admiral Baron Yamamoto, a
guest of the city. and Viscount Aoki.
the Japanese ambassador who came
over from Washington to attend the
reception and luncheon given by the
Japan Society of America in honor of
Admiral Yamamoto. In the course
of a formal statement Ambassador
"There exists between the two gov
ernments no difference or ill feeling
of whatever sort. There is not the
slightest cause for anxiety in the Jap
anese-American relations and if there
is any anxiety it is not because of ac
tual existence of any difficulty be
tween the two countries, but because
of the demogogic influence of some
unwarranted press talk that often
tends to drive even the calmest tem
per of the public into s. neahrl of tem
Speaking of the luncheon at the
Hotel. Astor. Admiral Yamamoto said
among other things:
"Our interests, commercial and
otherwise, are so intimately inter
woven and the cordial relations be
tweenus of 50 years' standing are of
so firm a nature, that I can confi
dently affirm that they will. never be
destroyed by mere trifling incidents.
"Men are essentially prone to be
controlled by sentiments, and it' is
the duty of those in leading positions
to see that they are always guided in
the path of righteousness, and that
they are not led astray."
Expressions of international good
will were also made at the luncheon
by Ambassador Aoki, Thomas J.
O'Brien, the newly appointed Ameri
can ambassador to Japan, Rear Ad
miral Coghlan, Rear Admiral Robley
. Evans, commander of the Atlantic
fleet, and others. Admiral Evans
said that when the newspapers of
this country stopped making war be
tween Japan and the United States
the people would come to their
senses and a better feeling would ex
ist all around.
During the day, the Japanese ad
miral and his retinue visited the navy
yard and spent some time inspecting
the different buildings and Admiral
Evan's flagship, the Connecticut.
SHOT FIVE PEOPLE.
Man Shoots Every Member of a Fam-~
ily of Five.
Bud Willard. white, shot five per
sons near Fair Play. on Monday.
Willard had a quarrel with W. J
Cooper. also white, about a dog. Wil
lard went to Cooper's home to get
the dog in dispute, words followed
and Willard returned to his home
got his gun and returned to Cooper's
to straighten the matter out in mili
tar sfahtnof Cooper, Willard fired.
satteing shot promiscuously into
Cooper and four members of his fain
i-v. No one was seriously hurt, but
st'ill they are well aware that a gun
sfired in their immediate neigh
ohood, and have had an interesting
experience picking shoth fo under
shots in hi body, and a wman had
tIt sedmc thtapemembers of the
family were in a prett saore ropi
the yarduse. aillard was committed
toji hon-day by Magistrate John
D. Sheldon of Fair Play, and is now
awaiting pvents behind the bars.
FROM CAR WINDOW
A Prisoner Makes Daring Jump and
Makes His Escape.
John T. Thompson. a prisoner it
cistody of Detective Joseph Jayart
the Portland, Oregon. police depat
ment. leaped from a car windu
while the train was running 40 mile.
an hour, and escaped. Thompson i.
wanted in Portland, Oregon. to an
swer a charge of stealing $3,000, an<:
was captured in London, England
afte a chase around the world.
The Fellow Who Killed Mr. Fish
er at Salley
Several Years Ago Caught in Newi
York and Will be Brought Back
Fred Dunbar, the slayer of E. H.
Fisher, has been captured after being
at large for nearly two years. He
was arrested at Middletown. N. Y.,
on Monday evening by Officer Char
les Green, of the police force at that
Dunbar shot and killed Mr. Fisher.
at Salley, Aiken county. on the-24tih
of December. 1905, while Fisher was
attempting to arrest Paul Dunbar. a
brother of Fred Dunbar. He. with
Jim Williams. was charged with the
murder. Williams was apprehended.
tried, convicted and is now under
sentence of death to be hanged at
Aiken on the 10th of this month.
Fred Dunbar was shown to be a
desperate character and his capture
was attempted, but he fled and was
not heard from for several months.
At one time he was reported to. have
been under arrest in Florida, but he
Dscaped while he was being brought
Fred Dunbar's description was cir
ulated all over the country and a
few days ago W. H. Davis. chief of
police of Salley, was advised by the
.uthorities of Middletown, N. Y.,
that they had located Dunbar on
Sionday he was arrested upon a
harge of assault with intent to kill
William Burns. whom he had shot
nd badly wounded in a quarrel over
game of cards at Otisville, N. Y.
When arraigned Dunbar pleaded
;ilty to this charge, but the magis
rate refused to accept this and enter
d a plea of not guilty and commit
ed Dunbar to jail in order to hold
e prisoner until the Salley authori
es could be heard from. To the
police of Middletown Dunbar denied
-hat his name was Dunbar and gave
.is name and address as "William
Wagner, Shreveport. La.," He also
tated that he had never been in
Dunbar's, alias "Wagner's." re
ord since 1905 seems to bear out
.e reputation he bore in this sec
on. His description also tallies with
-hat of the man wanted in Aiken and
,e Middletown authorities, as well I a
is the local authorities, seem to be-;1
jeve they have the man wanted. At
my rate Chief Davis and a man from
alley who knows Dunbar well left
.or Middletown on Wednesday and t
f the negro proves to be the man)
anted they will bring him to AikenI
The Middletown police are under 1
he impression that there is a reward d
f $700 for Dunbar's capture and
ionviction. The reward is $600.
;overnor Heyward offered $200 and
[r. Fisher's family offered $400. a
'here is some doubt as to just what I
xffect the capture of Dunhar will
have upon the sentence of death
which has been imposed upon Jim -
Niilliams. who was tried and con
icted of the murder. The case of
Viiliams is now before the Supremet
~ourt and it is understood that Dun
ar's capture will atleast stay the ex
~cution of Vv illiam's sentence. I
In regard to the capture of Dunbara
special dispatch from Mididletownt
o the Waterbury (Conn.) American
"By the capture of a negro in this
ity the police believe that they have
n custody Fred L. Dunbar, alias
~ve Dunbar, wanted at Salley, Aik
n county, S. C., for the murder of
. H. Fisher, who was one of the
nost prominent merchants of that
3lace- . t
"E. H. Fisher was called from his
;tore on the night of December 24.
1905, and riddled with bullets by two
aegroes. One of the negroes. Jim
Williams. was afterward captured.
ut Dunbar escaped. Gov. Heyward.e
,f South Carolina, offered a reward
f $200 for the capture of Dunhar,
nd the executors of the dead mer
~hant's estate offered $400. A. M.
Black, chief of police of Salley, sentC
~irculars all over the country, the
colice department of Middletown re
"About a year ago the negro now
under arrest appeared in this city
nd was suspected. Communication
as had with the authorities of Sal
'ey but before a warrant arrived for
'he negro's arrest he fled. Chief of
olice McCoach traced him to Bos
ton, but lost him and later located
'iim at Springfield. Ohio. Before he
ould get to him the negro again fled.
ast fall he came to Otisville to work
the Erie and Jersey Railroad con
~trucion work. After shooting a
'ellow workman he again fled. Chief
icCoach again located him in this
it and he was arrested. He -an
woers the description of Dunbar per
ectly, being 6feet 2 inches tall
veighs 180O pounds. has a gold tooti
n the right side. wear's a No. 8< shoc
d is 27 years old. HeI is a Masor
nd Odd Fellow'.
1iae man denies that he ever was
n South Carolina. but speaks with r
lecided Southern accent. lHe has r
er pleasing appearance. dresser
'el and is fond of jewelry, wearing
i diaond ring and a diamond sun
'urst in his necktie. The man want
d is described as one of the most
-esperte criminals, but the sutspect
'qere carried no weapons and i o
Caught Drawing Plans of a Fort in
A Jap was arrested at San Diego.
Cal.. for drawing a sketch of Fort
Rosencrous on last Thursday. The
-omandant of the Fort Maji Get
:hell acknowledges that a Jap~anese
was arrested: also that he was draw
lg plans of the fort: that he was not
a servant. but a stranger, and that
there is heavy punishment for the
offence. He declined to give the
Japanese's name. and would not say
what had been done with the prison
Held Up Train.
As the Missouri Pacific railroad
'ailed to pay any damages after kill
ing three mules and a horse belong
ing to him. Robert Walton, a farmer
of Fort Scott. Kan.. held up a passen
ger train for half an hour. one night
near his farm. and demanded $700
from the engineer for his stock. Wal
Iton could not be persuaded to leave
the tract until the passengers took
the bit and led the horse away, al
lowing the train to pass.
A Young Man in Horrible Acci
dent Meets Death
BY RUNAWAY TEAM
The Animals Were Frightened by a
Rock Crusher and Became Un
manageable. The Young Man Was
Dragged More Than a Half Mile,
Sustaining Fatal Injuries, from
Which He Died.
The Charlotte News publishes the
ollowing account of an awful acci
ent, which happened near that city
n last Wednesday, by which a young
an lost his life.
Dragged more than half a mile.
alf the distance over the providence
acadam road, Mr. Thomas Helms
eceived injuries in a runaway ac
'ident from which he died at six
'clock this morning. Mr. Helms was
riving a pair of mules hitched to the
ore wheels of a wagon. and on, this
'as coupled a heavy wheat drill.
Mr. Helms left his home on the
antation of Mr. W. 0. Crosby near
haron church early yesterday morn
ig, going to the former's old place
n the river near Huntersvine to
et the wheat drill. Returning he
aft the city about ten o'clock last
ight. When he approached the res
ientce of Mr. W. S. Pharr, on the
providence pike, at about 11 o'clock
he mules became frightened at the
>wnship roller and rock crusher and
ucceeded in getting beyond the con
rol of the young man.
He was caught in the machinery
f the drill and from the marks on
he road, it is evident that he was E
ragged by his feet the entire dis
tnce of more than a mile.
The mules ran down the macadam
> the cross-roads beyond Mr. Pharr's r
nd were stopped in the woods near
he residence of Mr. Tom Alexander.
s it happened, a negro, banks Wal
er, was passing and was the first
ian to discover the runaway team,
rent immediately to where the mules t
ere standing and found Mr. Helms
i an unconscious condition, his
ody being terribly lacerated by the
harp drill. The wounds which grob
bly produced deaths were in his
ead, although other injuries were
one to vital parts of the body.
The negro hurried to Mr. Alexan
er's and secured help to extricate
ie unfortunate young man from the
achinery. He was taken to the
ome of Mr. Alexander and Dr. c
ester W. Hunter was summoned. r
e dressed the wounds, but could
c nothing to save the young man's 0
fe. He lay unconscious until about r
ye o'clock this morning when he
woke and called for a cup of coffee
hich he was unable to drink. He
ied an hour later.
Mr. Helms, who was about 30 IV
ears of age, was a son of Mrs. Mittie
ierson and a step san of Mr. W. H.
ierson. He had lived in Sharon
wnship about five years, removing
ere from Matthews, where he was
orn and raised. He married Miss,
rancis Robertson about 13 years ~
go and is survived by her and three
mall children. He was a member of ~
e Mlethodist church.
STEAMER KILLS WHALE. -
ams the Marine Monster, Nearly i
Cutting Through It.
Passengers on the steamship Ad
iiral Sampson. which arri'ed at Bos
n from Jamaica, witnessed an un
sual spectacle when the fruiter ram
ed a monster whale and nearly cut
in two. Capt. Henshaw stated he
ever saw so many whales as he pass
d along the coast the other day.
"It was 9:35 a. in.," said Capt.
lenshaw. "The sea was as smooth
s glass, and scores of whales were
outing ab~out. Suddenly there arose
n the port bow a mammoth whale.
hen it saw the steamer so close it
ttempted to dive, but the bilge .eelt
vidently struck and stunned it soa
hat it was powerless to get away. 1.
"Gradually the whale quieted. and1i
ithin a few' minutes its carcass1
as foating with the tide." I
BLACK HAN I VICTIM.
L Young Womtan Rescued lFriom Pri
son in Garrett.
At New York, Olympia Palnmre. 1.)
'ear old bride of a few months. was
-eleased from the attic room Thurs- I
ay where she was held ten days for
aasom. She begged the police to
eek her husibaand, Rappheal. She
lieves him kidnapped and murder
dd by the Black Hand.
A detective seeking Olympia saw
er eering from the attic and he
mnashed the door and rescued her.
'e gil says her husband disail-ear
da few days before she was ab
tcted and she was kidnapp~ed while
ecking him. Anonynmous letters
sked her father for $5,000 for her
e-eease. Lugi Tenna was arrested as
BLIND MAN FOR SENATOR.
roias P. Gore, of Okilhomal, Sight
less isince Ten Years Old..
A vey beautiful devotion is that
between Thomas P. Gore. Democrat
ic nominee for United States senator
from Oklahoma. and his invalid wife.
Mr. Gore has been blind since he
was ten years of age. He was mar-1
red to M1iss Nina Kay. of Palestine
Texxas in 1900. who, although she
has been in poor1 health for many
caars became her husband's assist
nt and sympathetic companion. Her
eyes have done the seeing for both.
M~r. Gore was nominated for the,
legislature in 1S91, but had to retire.
>cause he was not of legal age. IfI
he is elected he will be the first
lind nited States Senator.
Lad Floated onl Log.
Clinging to a log in the middle of
the3Missouri river. Nickolas Larri
mre. a youth employed as a guard
atie peitentiary at Jefferson City
o.. flated down stream for 1
mils. nude. and in danger of losing
his life any minute. He swam ous
to the log thinking he could steer :t
into shore. He failed, and as the
stream was swollen he was unable t>
' back. Word was sent ahead and
he was reed at a town 14 miles
SWEPT OVER DAM.
Six Persons Perish in River Ac
cident in Pennsylvania.
Enligine of Gasoline Launch Brooke
and the Boat Drifted Toward the
Six persons were drowned late Fri
day evening near Russell, Pa. Nine
persons had taken a gasoline launch
on the Conewango River, which was
very high, owing to recent rains. The
boat was swept over a dam and six
people drowned. The dead are:
Mr. and Mrs. John Best and daugh
ter. Violet, aged 18, of Warren, Pa.
Mrs. George Baker. Warren, Pa.
Mrs. Iilda Knox. Warren, Pa.
0. F. Butts. a traveling salesman
A dispatch from Russel. Pa., says
Ahat Mr. and Mrs. John Best had in
bsted a company of friends to take
upper with them at their cottage on
he Conewango River and had come
own to the Russel boat landing to
The visitors were in one naptha
aunch, and Mr. Best and his party
n another. The boat containing the
'isitors became lodged on a pile a
hort distance above the dam and
,r. Best went to assist them, when
he engine in his launch broke and
he boat containing nine persons
rifted toward the dam without an
ar to stay them.
When the boat reached the dam
t was drifting broadside and it went
er, turning upside down. Six of
he nine persons were caught under
t. The other launch could not be
;otten off in time to prevent the sad
Lcident, and those people in it could
nly sit and watch their friends go
o almost certain death.
DEADLY WHITE DAMP GAS.
uffocated Eight Miners in an Aban
doned Mine Shaft.
Eight Italian mine workers were
eported killed by white dantp in an
bandoned shop of the Lehigh and
ilkesbarre Coal company at Honey
|rook, Pa., Thursday.
Two of the men were sent into the
rine to measure the water. Then
wo more went to assist them. It
-as believed that the force was in
dequate and the others were order
d to help them. When they did not
eturn after a reasonable time an in
estigation was made and the pres
nce of the deadly white damp was
Dr. John Farrar, of Audenried,
ras lowered by a rope into the slope,
distance of 160 feet. He was over
ome and had to be hoisted out and
evived. Later a rescuing party fol
)wed and was also overcome after
ne body had been recovered. The
scuers have not been able to make
iuch progress on account of the gas.
DIED IN PULLANUI BERTH.
oman's Dead Body Found on South
ern Train at Charlotte.
The lifeless body of Mrs. Frances
V. Garrard, a prominent resident
l Ocean View, Miss., was found
~hursday morning in the berth of a
~ullman sleeper attached to the
outhern Railway's Washington and
outhwestern Limited train, when it
ulled in to the Charlotte depot.
The discovery was made by the 1
onductor, who went to the woman's
erth to return her ticket. Receiv-C
g no response to his calls he drew
ack the curtains and discovered the
;oman half dressed and dead.
The body was turned over to a 1o
al undertaking establishment and
elatives at Ocean City notified. Mrs.
larrard was 70 years old and left
cean City Wednesday to visit rela
Ives in New York city.
~KILLED BY SORGHUM.
wo Cows Die From Eating a Few
Sticks of It.
An Anderson dispatch to The State
ays Mr. L. E. Knight of hopewell1
>wnship lost two cows Thursday mil
very unusual manner. The cowsi
roke out of the pasture and got:
nto a patch of sorghum cane.
After having eaten about a dozen:
talks each they were discovered. In
half hour the cows became swollen
Lnd soon died. Mr. Knight is un
hle to account for the matter, as
orghunm cane is not supposed to be
)oisonous in any way.
Mr. Knight is positive that the
~orghum caused the death of his
:ows because of the fact that anoth
r cow got out of the pasture with
he other two, did not eat any of
he cane and is still all right.
BOY HERO'S EFFORT FAILS.
strength Gives Out and Infant Sister
Falls to Death.
Six-year-old Willie Fotta, of Mon
ela made a heroic effort to save his
wo year old sister. Mary, from death
'hursday, when the latter crawled
Lo the edge of an abutment of a
ridge spanning the Monogahela ri
As the tot slid over the edge the
elder child seized her clothing and
for several minutes he held his
baby sister suspended, crying lustly
Several men. attracted by the lad a
cries, rushed toward him, but before
they arrived the little girl tumbled to
the rink of the stream forty feet be
low and was instantly killed.
COMET SOON VISIBLE.
Growing Brighter and May Shortly
Be Seen With Naked Eye.
Observation made by Dr. WV. R.
Brooks. of Geneva. N. Y., show that
the recently discovered comet is rap
dly growing brighter being more
tl'an three times brighter than at the
rime of its discovery.
It may be observed with small tel
scopes 'and soon will become visible
to the naked eye.
The comet is on the breast of Aries
in the eastern morning sky and is
moving slowly in a northeasterly di
rection toward Taurus.
Blown to Atoms.
After a quarrel with his wife,
Leonard Henderson. of Deadwood. S.
D., sat down on a keg of 50 -pounds
of dynamite in plain view of his
souse, and, touching the fuse, blew
Isefto atoms. -
How They Fleece the Poor and Ig
Every Community In the State
Should Run Them Out of Business
By Taxing Them Heavy.
The City Council of Charleston re
quires the money lending establish
ment in that town to pay an annual
license fee of $1,000 for the privi
ledge of doing business. In previous
years the license required of these
concerns was fixed at a much lower
figure, but their profits have been so
enormous that the city authorities
felt that they were more than justi
fied in requiring the money lenders
to pay a license of $1,000.
These money lenders deal with
poor ind ignorant people, mostly,
white and colored. They charge an
enormous interest, and once a poor
victim gets his or her name on their
books it is almost impossible for them
to get it off. Some of these money
leaders are to be found in nearly
every town of the State, but we do
not believe that there is any of them
in this city. Corporation Counsel
Koffett, of Charleston, has prepared
a number of affidavits showing how
this business has been conducted. We
copy this list from the News and
Courier, and we feel sure it will be
read with interest:
Anna Mitchell obtained on the
25th day of May, 1907, a loan of $2
rom the White Banking Company in
Dalhoun street, on which she was
iharged interest of $1 a month, or
50 per cent. She also makes affi
lavit that she borrowed $4 from Hull
9- Co., in Wentworth street, and on
his loan she has been paying inter
st to the amount of $1.60 a month
er since January.
David .Tames, who lives in St. Phil
p street, borrowed eighteen months
go from White & Co., $3, on which
te has been paying $1,40 interest a
nonth. James is seventy-six years
f age and his wife is sixty-two years
Julia Mack borrowed $2 from
hite & Co., on May 23, on-which
he paid 40 cents interest on the
ollar the month.
Catherine Edwards borrowed $5
rom the same concern in April,'up
n which she was required to pay
1.80 interest a month.
Silas Brown borrowed from the
amQ concern $2 in May, on which he
vas required to pay 50 cents on the
lollar interest each month.
About three months afo Sarah
3raddley borrowed $2 from Hull &
,o., on which she paid $1 interest a
nonth. She also borrowed $2 from
he Globe Society in King street, on
rhich the interest charge was 80
:ents a month.
J. J. Robinson, who lives at No. 4
edar court, borrowed $3 from the
outhern Loan and Investment Co.,
n which he paid $1 interest a month
)n the 27th day of June he made
Lffidavit before Notary Public Al
recht to this effect, saying in his
Lffidavit that h6 had been threatened
vith the seizure of his furniture, and
hat the following card had been left
t his house:
"Joseph -Robinson: If you don't
ome to my office and pay me at
)nce I will pull your God dam furni
William Brown borrowed $5 from
he Southern Loan and investment
o. He made amdavit on the 27th
lay of June, 1907 that he had paid
p1.40 a month on this loan, and that
he company still claimed that he
wed them $6.40. About July, 1906,
e borrowed from the same concern
4, on which loan he paid $1.25 each
onth, and on June 27th, 1907, he
nade affidavit that the company
,laimed that he still owed them $5,
5 on this loan. A card was lefc at
us house which he attached to his
ffidavit, as follows:
"William Brown: I have waited on
ou as long as I can, and you do not
ry to come up to your promise. Now,
.f you don't pay me at once I am go
.nt to come right down on you."
Charlie Edwards, who lives at 37
Drake street, borrowed from L. Pa
:rick, according to an affidavit be
ore Notary Public Albrecht on June
7 of the present year the sum of $5,
which he-paid "$1.80 interest for
five months, and then paid the origi
rial loan in November, 1906. In all
this loan I paid him $14, princi
pal and interest." In November,
1906. Edwards borrowed from the
ame concern the sum of $3 and
paid $1.40 a month interest from the
ime of the loan until the making of
his affidavit last month. "In all I
have paid him $8.40, and he stilli
claims that I owe him the sum of
$4.40. He gives no receipt and I
sign a blank mortgage."
Lizzie Whitaker, living at 28
merica street, borrowed $5 from
the Southern Loan and Investment
ompany, in May, 1906, on which she
paid interest at the rate of $1.80 a
month up to May 24, 1907. In order
to secure this loan she gave a mort
gage on one sewing machine, one
stove, matting and one wardrobe, of
the aggregate value of $89.
Enos Brockinlgtonl borrowed $4
from the Globe Security Company,
upon which he paid $1.60 interest a
A colored woman living in St. Phil
ip street borrowed $8 on April 9 or
10. She still owes the full amount
advanced her, although she has been
paying so-called "interest" at the
rate of $2.40 a month. . .
Another colored woman, living in
South street, borrowed $10 from the'
Empire Banking Company in March,
on which she was charged $3 a
month "interest.' She has so far
paid $12 on account and still owes
50cents on the loan.
A colored man, living in Cedar
street. borrowed, onl May 25, $5 and
is paying "interest" at the rate of
$.0 per month.
These are only a few examples that
are taken from the records in the
Assessor's office and in the office of
the Corporation Counsel. They show
what the money lenders have been
doing and they prove, if anything
could prove, the terrible drain these
peole have been upon the resourses
of the poor and friendless in this
Kiilled by One Bullet.
Three negroes. two of whom were
women, were killed by one bullet re
cently, at a frolic at Hattiesburg.
Miss. The rifle was wielded by JTas.
Cannon, a deputy sheriff, who had
been sent to preserve order. When
the three negroes headed a mob
against him, Cannon fired a single
bullet down the line. He was exon
erae on the plea of self-defense.
Report of State Bank Examiner as
To Their Condition.
Loans and Discounts, Capitalization
and Savings Deposits Increased
and Individual Deposits Decreas
ed-Last Report Issued May 1
The Banks Are AIl In Good Condi
State Bank Examiner Holleman
and his assistant, Mr. Rhame, have
compiled a report as to the condition
of the State banks based on the re
ports called for on June 14. The
last report was published on May 1,
at which time the totals were as fol
lows, as compared with the present
report: Loans and discounts, $34,
723,364 in May, as against $37,793,
462.44 at present; total capitaliza
tion, $8,449,020.88, as against $-8,
578,103.57 at present; total individ
ual deposits, $17,813,943.70, as
against $14,925,017.03 at present;
savings-deposits, $12,611,303.73, as
against $12,071,656.88 at present.
The report in full is as follows:
Statement of the condition of the
215 State savings and private banks,
located ii South Carolina, at the
lose of business June 14, 1907.
Loans and discounts.. $37,793,462.44
Demand Loans .... .. 1,784,193.87
Overdrafts.. .. .. .. 623,796.58
Bonds and stocks own
ed by the bank .. 3,831,079.37
Banking house .. .. 678,663.43
'urniture and fixtures. 289,988.07
Other real estate .. 291,098.57
Due from banks and
bankers .. .. .. .. 3,600,271.08
!urrency.. .. .. .. 840,987.49
3ld.. .......... 124,961.75
ilver, nickels and pen
nies.. .. ...... 274,942.85
hecks and cash items 247,259.21
xchanges for Clearing
House.. .. .......38,456.97
ther Resources .. .. 15,842.58
Total.. .. .. ..$50,435,004.26
apital stock paid in. $ 8,578,103.51
urplus fund.. ....1,492,356.68
Jndivided profits, less
current expenses and
taxes paid .. .. .. 2,877,507.80
)ue to Banks and
bankers . . ...... 717,869.62
)ue unpaid dividends. 20,402.99
:ndividual deposits sub
ject to check .. .. 14,925,017.03
avings deposits.. . .12,671,656.88
emand certificates .. 269,094.00
ime certificates.. .. 2,457,345.70
ertified checks .. .. 11,785.52
ashier's checks. .. 52,988.70
otes and bills redis
3ills payable...... 4,775,844.69
ther liabilities .. .. 23,509.44
The last report was as follows:
Statement of the condition of the
13 State, private and savings banks
cated in South Carolina at the
lose of business March 19, 1907.
.ans and discounts. . $34,723,364.20
~emand Loans.... ...2,086,457.08
)verdrafts.. .. .. ....636,095.08
3onds and stocks own
ed by the banks .. 3,754,715.51
3anking houses . . .* 630,437.90
'urniture and fixtures 308,240.86
)ther real estate . .. 274,741.81
)ue from banks and
bankers. .. ...-.-.-.762,998.68
~urrency .. ..--.-.-. 1,034,011..L0
old.. ...-.-.-.--.-.-.- 130,146.75
3ilver, nickels and pen
nies.. .. .-.-.-.-.-.288,53.11
hecks and cash items 408,950.93
Exchanges for Clearing .
)ther resources . . . . 21,567.66
Total.. .3 ---* . .$49,431,552,50
Dapital stock paid in.- . $8,449,020.88
surplus fund. .. .. ..1,611,175.84
Undivided profits, le'ss
current expenses and
taxes paid..-.-.-.-.- 2,591,747.44
Due to Banks and
Due unpaid dividends 21,576.93
[dividual deposits sub
ject too check.. . .17,813,943.70
Savings deposits.. . .12,611.30-1.78
Demand certificates . . 280.48 9.45
Time certificates . . . . 2,252.87.3,43
Certified checks . . . . 16,052 10
cashier's checks . . .. .5o9,270.52
otes and bills redis- 924~0
counted .. ...-..--. 8248..
Other liabilities . . . . 47,3 41.00
Total. ..-.-.--.-.- $49,431,552.50
KLLED BY A FOUL.
Catcher Refused to Use Mask and
Philadelphia's first baseman Con
oy died Wednesday morning in St.
Luke's hospital. He had been the
catcher in a game played in Fair
mount park Saturday afternoon. Dis
ainig the use of a mask, he was
catching close behing the bat. when
a foul tip struck him on the left side
of the head. He became unconscious
mmmediately, and was taken to the
home of one of his companions, near
the park. A physician who was sum
moned advised his removal to the
There- the operation of trephining
the skull was made ineffectually. His
widowed mother, whose sole sup
port he was, went to the hospital
from her home, 1527 Emily street,
and was with him when he died.
Cluibia Calls Streets After General
Hampton and Whaley.
The Columbia Record says having
the matter before it ten months.
council last night adopted the ordi
nnces changing the name of Plain
sreet to Hampton street and that of
Idigo street to Whaley avenue, in
honor, respectively, of General Wade
Hmpton and Mr. W. B. Smith Whal
eThe matter has been for a long
time in the hands of a special com
mittee. This committee got togeth
er and agreed upon a favorable re
port whic was promptly adopted.
CRUSHES HER SKULL.
Woman Trying to Hold Burglar
Falls From Window.
Robber Detected in Room, Flees to
Roof of Adjoining House-Attemp
ing to Slide Down Pole to Ground.
Max Prichep and .his brother, Abe,
keep a clothing store, at 150 Essex
street, New York, and sleep in the
rear. Along about 3:30 Thursday
morning Max woke up and saw two
men prowling around the room. Max
jumped up and began shouting for
the police at the top of his voice.
One of the men made for the door
leading into the front hallway. The
other whose name was subsquently
learned to be Levine, after first strik
ing Max in the face, went through the
rear window, taking the sash with
him and sending a shower of brokdn
glass into the back yard. A third
man, who was in Abe's room, got
away with $3 in cash.
The man who went through the
rear window ran across the yard,
climbed a fence, and got into the
tenement at 151 Norfolk street. He
ran to the roof of the house. He
found a number of persons on the
roofs of near-by tenements when he
reached that of 151 Norfolk street.
The crowd saw him and yelled. Le
vine leaped from the roof and grabb
ed a high clothes pole, which stood
near the house in the rear yard. He
began to slide to the ground.
As he was passing the second story
Mrs. Annie Kelba'uer poked her head
out of the rear window to see what
was the trouble. She saw Levine
coming down the clothes pole, and
reached out and caught hold of the
trousers. Levin struck at the woman
with one hand, but was unable to
According to the people in the
neighborhood, he then grabbed the
woman and pulled her by the hair.
She lost her balance and went crash
ing to the pavement of the yard. She
landed on her head, crushing her
skull. Levine then slid down the
pole, and climbed over a fence into
the rear yard of 149 Norfolk street.
There the police found and arrested
Mrs. Kelbauer was hurried to the
hospital, where she died shortly af
their arrival. Prichep giappled with
the thief who made for the front 1
door, and held him until the police C
ame. At the station-house he said c
he was Ellis Levine. The name of
the third man was Harry Strunhall. t
Eloquent Preacher One 'Week and a
Prisoner the Next.
Last week the Rev. Philip B. Pea
body preached in two Episcopal
churches in the city of Utica, N. Y.
Re was supposedly a minister from
Denver, Col., on leave of absence and
in need of a little ready cash to help
Lim along . His eloquent sermons
won wide comment in the newspa
ers. A week later the Rev. Mr. Pea
body was a prisoner in the City
ourt and was sentenced to six
months in the Oneida county jail,
onvicted of larceny.
Mr. Peabody admits that he is an
mposter. He testified that he was
born in Batavia, 1%. Y., was 42 years
f age and- a trained nurse by trade.
e said he adopted the name and1
anner of a minister df the gospel
henever he got hard up for cash.
As he found it easier to win his way
into the confidence of the people and
then he could fleece them of what he
anted. The charge for which he
was arrested was petit larceny. He
dmitted a number of attempts to de
~raud, which had failed. Two days1
fter preaching in Utica Mr. peabody
appeared in Rome, N. Y. as the Rev.
Mr. Bond. It was in Ronie that he
ELEMENTS KILL SIX.
Three of Heat, One by Lightning, and
Two by Accident.
A Cincinnatti dispatch says three
days of sweltering weather, with two
electric storms which gave only tem
porary relief, has resulted in three
deaths from heat prostrations-one
death from lightning ahd two other
fatalities indirectly due to the ele
ments. John Bergman, Perry Davis
nd John Mulligan died from heat
prostration, I. C. Whitstone was the
ightning's victim. Five others were
less seriously shocked. Blinded by
wind and rain, Anton Ginder walked
in front of a moving train and was
killed. Alberta Bilger, of Reading,
was injured by a tree felled by the
FINDS A LOOPHOLE.
England Would Not Be Forced to
A London dispatch says England
cknowledges the possibilities of war
between the United States and Japan.
and English legal and diplomatic ex
perts are studying the Anglo-Japan
ese treaty, and it is said they have
found a loophole, by which England
need not aid Japan in case of war
The treaty does not drag England
into the war, unless the United
States tried to seize Japanese terrn
tory intending to hold it, which is the
Newspapers at London for the first
time openly admit the possibility of
a Japanese-American war.
KILLED BY A HORSE.
Little Child Met Death Under the
The Columbia Record says "Totsy"
the two-year-old daughter of Jim
Sims. a negro farmer, who lives fiv
miles from the city on theBlf
road on Mr. J. P. McCartha's place.
was mashed to death Thursday under
the hoofs of a big horse, belonging to
Sims. The little child's grandmother
went into the barn lot to feed some
chickens and the child followed close
behind. The horse, becoming fright
ened at something, jumped suddenly,
knocking the child down and then
stepped on it. The child was killed
Sheriff Lead Posse.
Hargrave Rcuc, a negro, charged
with the murder of Richard Jones,
another negro, at a campmeetinig two
weeks ago, was shot and killed near
Gibson, Ga.. last week, by a posse
headedr bh' Sheriff Kitchens.
Runaway Team Thrusts Shaft
Through Man's Brain.
WILD DASH BY HORSE
Samuel Cohen, New York Manufac
turer, Meets Sudden Death While
Standing on the Street.--A Police
man Was Flung Off After the
Wagon Had Been Smashed Into a
Mass of Wreckage.
With two policemen clinging to the
fragments of the harness, a runaway
horse dashed the end of a shaft
through the brain of Samuel Cohen,
a hat manufacturer of Nos. 201-203
Wooster street, New York, as he
stood waiting to enter the Bleecker
street station of the subway shortly
after six o'clock Friday night.
Death' came almost Instantly.
Cohen was carried to the sidewalk,
where the body lay for nearly an
iour in rain waiting for liermission
rom the Coroner's office to be
Startled by a fluttering piece of
aper at Green and Bleecker streets,
.he horse, which was attached- to a
,ingle wagon driven 'by Alexander
arris, of No. 28 Rutgers street, rear
d into the air and dashed forward.
rhe jerk broke the king bolt of the
vehicle; and the forewheels and shaft
;perated from the main body of the
wagon moving forward with the
Barris clung to the reins for about
alf a block, and then the strain
roved to great for him. .The reins
were torn from his hands and the -
orse dashed on. 1 2
With the crashing wreckage of the
ehicle behind him the frenzy of the
tnimal .-became greater with each
tride, and although Traffic Squad
?atrolman Joseph Allen, who is sfta
oned at Broadway, two blocks from
he spot where the wagon had brok
n made a-frantic effort to-seize the
orse's head as he swung by, the
nimal evaded him, and went tearing
own the street. The policeman
lutched at the wheels and axle as
hey passed and hung on trying to
vertake the horse. But the, speed
f the animal was so great that the
oliceman had great trouble td main
ain his position in the rear.
East on Bleecker street went the
errified horse trailing behind him
he ruin of the wagon and the. shout
ng policemen being in the rear. It
ras jgst about the time the" sky
rape in the vicinity were empty
ng their crowds of workers, anld the
;treet was packed from curb to curb.
At Bleecker and Lafayette streets
raffic Squad Policeman Bracken
prank at the head of the running
orse. The animal reared, and, then
ame crashing down on the pave
nenf as the weight of the big-police
nade itself felt. Standing at that
oint was Mr. Cohen. He had not
een or heard the animal coming and
ras not aware of his danger.
The pointed shaft, broken by a col
4sion with a lamp post, struck the
nan squarely in the center of the
orehead and crashed through his.
kull and brain.
As soon as the horse could. be
)rought to a standstill, which was
ithin a few feet of the spot where
ohen was killed, the limp body was
ifted off and carried to the sidewalk.
- drizzle of rain was falling and the
,oliceman who bore the body laid it
own~ In full view of the gaping
rowd. Nobody thought of bringing
blanket or covering. Later It was
aken to the Central Office but a
~hort half block away.
miushent for Rebating to be Ad
ministered oni August 3.
The Standard Oil Company will be
ed on August 3 for rebating in its
lealings with, the Chicago & ~Aton
~ailroad, according to the announce
nent made In the Federal court by
rudge Landis. Much interest Is man
sfested in just what the fine will be,
ince under the 1,463 counts on
'hich the Standard has been convict
d, a maximuf fine of $29,260,000
d a maximum fine of $29,260,000
The trial was closed for the pre
sent, when attorneys for the Oil
;rust refused to submit any further
~vdence in the investigationl. At
:orney Rosenthal, for the Standard,
;aid it would be an unheard of thing
or the defendant to attempt to show
:hat it had been innocent of wrong
loing in matters outside of the re
ord of the case. He said the court
iad no right to go outside the record
f the case in considering the penalty
:o be meted out.
SNAKE ENTANGLES HAWK.
Inusual Incident Witnessed by Sa
luda County Farmer.
Mr. Whit Stewart, of ' Saluda
ounty, tell the following remarkable
snake story." A few days ago near
his home he saw a hawk pounce upon.
a large black snake and fly away.
A~fter going only a short distance the
ird was seen to suddenly and swiftly.
foun othat tghe etl thad wrapped\
imself about the bird and firmly
~inioned his wings to his body. Vain
yv did the hawk endeavor to disen
gle itself from the snake's coils.
Itwas. so to speak, a "hand to hand
onflict," which he witnessed.
When, in his opinion, the hawk
had expired from strangulation, Mr.
Stewart killed the reptii. On un
winding it from the hawk's bod7, he
was astonished to see the bird i'art
away with the swiftness of the wind.
Fell Into an Open Coffin and Was
At . Florence, Italy. Marchioniess
Magdlen Gastellane, a beautiful mem
ber of the talian nobility, was foun
in the coffin with the corpse of Sin
nor Rossi, a dead banker. It is sp
psede a te M ar ed i n ~ ii
and accidentall wndere into eoe
si's vault, swoond, fell inton thee
coffin and the lidas. pTheI marhe
darkness by attendasp he matron.