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VOL.XII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1908 NO.40
Nebraskan Censures Action of
Cails it a "Transparent Fraud" and
Analyzes it in Detail-Laboring
Mlan, he Says. Has Nothing to
Hope From the Party Which Has
Chosen Taft and Sherman.
A dispatch fro Lincoln, Neb., says:
Following up his expression of
Saturday in criticism of the Republi
can nationat piatform in generla.
William Jennings Bryan gave out
Sunday a statement in which he as
sails in particular the anti-injunction
plank of the Chicago declaration,
characterizing is as a* "transparent
fraud." The statement follows:
"The anti-injunction plank of the
Republican platform as finally adopt
ed is a transparent fraud. It is pos
sible that the members of the com
mittee were buncoed by some trust
lawyer-that is the only charitable
view that can be taken of it. Those
who advocated the plank claimed
to be doing it as a concession to the
wage earners, and yet if one will
read the plank he will see that it is.
in fact, an announcement that the
Republican party is unalterably op-1
posed to the laboring man's position.
The plank reads as follows:
" 'The Republican party will up
hold at all times the authority and
integrity of the courts, State and fed
eral, and will ever insist that their
power to enforce their processes and
to protect life, liberty and property
shall be preserved inviolate. We be
lieve, however, that the rules of pro
cedure in federal courts .with ;re
spect to the issuance of a writ of
injunction should be more accurately
defined by th" statute; that no in
junction or temporary restraining
order should be issued without no
tice, except where irreparable in
jury would result from delay. in
which case a speedy hearing there
after should be granted.
"Ii will be seen the plank begins
with an unnecessary eulogy of the
courts. Nobody is opposed to up-1
holding- at all times the authority
and integrity of the courts. Nobody
is ohje.'Por 1o the enforcerae't of
their processes or of their exercise
of their powers to protect life, liber
ty and propert 7. The plank assumes
that somebody is attacking the courts
and that the courts are in danger of
losing support or of having theirpow
ers weakened. - There is no attack
upon the courts and there is no
thought anywhere of interfering
with any legi'imate function of the
court. The Republican convention
puts up a man of straw and then
proceeds to.- demolish it. This part
of the plank was written to give as
surance to the people who are op
posed to the laboring man's plea.
And now let us proceed to that part
of the plank wihich was intended as
a sop to the lbiboring man. It says:
'e belive, that the rules of proce
dure in the federal court with re
spect to the issuance of a writ of
injunction should be more accurately
deined by the~ statute.' (Just what
that definition shall be is not stat
"'That no injunction or tempor-I
ary restraini 1ig order should be
issed withol: t notice except wher'e
irreparable injury should result
from delay. l-i which case a speedy
hearing thereafter should be grant
ed' Note the words 'except where
irreparable injury would result from
delav' and compare this exception
with the fede:-ai statute on the sub
ject and you will find that court is
not empower :d to grant a tempo
rary restraininag order except there
appears to be danger of irreparable
injury from dlelay. It. will be seen
that the man who wrote the in
junction plank copied the statute al
most word fr.r word and made the
exception as broad as the statute. If
the conventit n had been frank in
the statement of its T'osition it would
have quoted the present statute and
said that it wras in favor of enforc
ing the law just as it is. It would
have said. 'Whereas at present a
court or judge may grant a tempor'
ary restraininlg order.' 'if there ap'
pears to be danger of irreparable in.
jury from de lay.' 'theref'ore. be ii
resoled that we are opposed tc
.The men who are responlsiole
the language of the injunction plaL
may have fo',led the convention bW
they can not fool the laboring met
or the voters~ in general. The in
junctionl plank has not even th~
value of a gold plate brick for th~
pla jng in bras5s as well as the inter
-o f the btick.
The plank as prepared in advan
ei of the convention by Mr. Taft
friends and given out Tuesday rea'
follows: 'We declare for suc
mendments to the statutes relativ
to rocedure in the federal court
with respect to the use of the wr
of injunction as will, on the on
hand prevent the summary issuec
sch orders without proper ~O
ideration qnd on the other wili pr
s-rve undiminoished the power
teutsot enforce their proce
tothe en that justice may be dot
at all times and to all parties.'
at will be noticed that in th
lank the declaration in favor
amendments comes fis .n h
-lrto - in favor of preserving u
d imiished the power ofteou
oenfoce their processes com
~~Ttad.In the plank as ado
'ed hy the convention tedca
ion in favor of th cort coan
irst and the discussion ofacn
in the law conmes afterward.
Resort to Deception.
"If the demand of the labori
man was unreasonable w hy did
the convcmion say so? -hydi
reort to deception? The eU
THE SCUTH CAROLIM
GOVERNOR ANSEL TO ATTEN
C1 REMONY OF LAUNCHING.
Constructed on the Latest Desigi
For War Vessels and Has No Sup
rior in the American Navy.
A special dispatch from Columbi
to The News and Courier says
When the next battleship of Unc]
Sam's navy is launched it will t
christened "South Carolina" by Mi;
Fr ederica Ansel, daughter of tb
governor of this state. The launcl
ing of the ship will take place o
the 11th of July at the Cramps' shi
Covernor Ansel has sent out le1
ters to his staff askin gthem to at
company him to the launching, an
he stated recently that his daughte
would christen the ship. The cerc
monies are in charge of the builder
of the ship, who have requested Gol
Ansel to bring his part yand part
elpate in the launching, the ceremor
ies of which are simple.
After the launching the party wil
be entertained at luncheon by fh
contractors. when two or ,three shor
speeches are to be made.
The United States battleship Sout'
Carolina is one of the battleships au
thorized by congress in the nava
appropriation act of March, 31
1905, her sister ship being the Mich
igan, which was launched a fel
weeks ago at the New York Shi:
Building company's dock. Th
South Carolina is being built by th
Cramp Sisamship company, of Phila
delphia. The contract for her con
struction was signed on July 21
1906. Her keel was laid Decembe
18, and she will be finally complel
ed and turned over to the Unite<
St-tes go 't rnment on December 21
1909. The contract price, exclusiv
of armor and armament, was $3
540,000. She will have cost the gov
ernment when completed about $7,
- The South Carolina will have
displacement of 16.000 tons: a spee
of 18.5 knots: coal supply, 2,2-2
tons; armor belt, 12 inches: case
men side armor, 10 to 8 inches
barbettes and turrets. 10 to 1:
inches. Armament, eight 45-calibr
12-inch guns, twenty-two 3-incl
guns. Torpedo tubes, two submerg
ed 21-inch. Her length betwee
erpeniieu.ars. 450 feet; br idth a
load water line. 80 feet; mean draft
24 feet 6 inches; full load displace
ment, 17.600 tons: horse power, 17,
000. Her.total complement, includ
ing officers and crew, wal be abou
The battleship South Carolina i
of particular interest, because sh
is one of the first of our battleship
designed after the conclusion of th
Russo-Japanese war, and her design
ers have embodied in her construc
tion the experience gathered duin
the naval ccrations of that conflici
The South Carolina and her siste
shi, the Michigan, wiD) be the tw
finest ships in the United States nay:
until the Delaware, now in cours
of construction, is launched and pta
WAITED ON WIFE TO AWAK~E.
Demented Husband Thought Dea
Woman Was Only Sleeping.
Believing that his wife was on1
sleeping Andrew Thierbach, of Wate
bury. - Conn., shared her bed for
week after death and prepared a
elaborate meal to be eaten when sia
awoke from her long fast. He is
man 61 years of age and married
German immigrant a -year ago b
cause he said he needed someone1
take care of him. The widower
not being detained on account of a
When he related his story to ti
police he said the woman was a soux
sleeper and he thought nothing
it when she did not awake for a d~
or two. When her sleep had co
tined for three days he became wo
ied and shook her. On the four
da he began to lay in a stoke
food judging the sleeper would
exceedingly hungry. On the six
he bought her some drinks and
te sventh day told the neighbC
that his wife had slept for a we~
:nestigationl revealed that she h
cnparty will find that an hou
ourse would have been safer th
the dishonest course being pursuet
Secretary Taft is known ast
father of government bjy inj uncti
nd. his speeches in Oklahoma I
year gave conclusive proof of
adherence to the position taken
-'im on the bench. He is still inuf
orn of the use of the writ of in3
t ion in labor eases and he is oppo
-to trial by jury.
"In a speech delivered in N
Y ork last winter he said in respo
5 to Questions tha he law ought
i be so amended as to give a hear
1 bbefore the in junction was gran
a nd even ecnsented tnat the hear
s for contempt should be before a
t Ierent judge from the one who gr~
e ed the injunction,. but when he c~
to prepare a plank for the conveni
L-e did not- go so far as be wen1
his speech. The plank that went
f ore the convention as his plank
s1 o weak that it amounted to noth
e ut it was even then too strong
he convention, and the convel
issIadopted a plank which not only
>ffInot grant any concessions to
aborig men but really enmphas
t-Ihe position taken by large corpo
t mployers by hurling anathema
es those who are suspected of ad
P- to modify the law i-elating to
es "This is the treatment rece
;e y the wage earners from the
i'onal conventions of the Repubi
party. If this is the position of
ag party before the election. whatre
.ot has the laboring man to hope
:+ tj -,e pat mwl do better afeer
A DROWNS WITH WiFE
D HER LEAP TO RESCUIE SINI
CAPTAIN ENI)S IN TRAGEDY.
Drowning Occurred in Sight of Hu
. dreds Who Were Powerless 'to Pr
a Locked in each other's arms,
plain views of hundreds on sho
e and upon the awning decks of a:
e chored yachts. Captain Otto Aube
s and his wife were drowned Wedne
e day nightoff the foot of East Twent;
ninth street, New. York in the sI
known as "The Drowners."
n Five thousand spectators watch(
P the electric lights of the police laun
and thirty of the yachts as they dra;
ged for the bodies. They wei
found finally not more than fifi
d feet from the barge Edgewooi
r which Captain Aubert commanded.
Fully fifty persons have bee
s drowned off the "Dumps," as th<
- part of the river front is called, i
the "drowners' " slip in the la
twenty years. No tragedy has cau
ed the sorrow of this sad happening
l The spectators murmured in symp.
e thy when the bodies, still firmly he]
t in a last embrace, were brought i
It was to save the life of her hell
mate that Mrs. Aubert sacrificed he
1 own. He had fallen overboard an
she leaped in after him.
For more than thirty years the
had navigated the rivers and Soun
P when their boat, the Edgewood. lac
e en to her deck-beams with grain i
e bulk, reached the moorings at tl
foot of East Twenty-ninth stree
The grain was partially discharge
when Mrs. Aubert rang the suppE
r bell at 7 p. m.
After supper the grizzled captaii
once a Norwegian soldier, whos
universal good nature had game
for him the sobriquet of "Happ
Otto," lighted his corncob pipe an
tuned his banjo. He was an expel
- on this Instrument, and for an hou
he entertained his wife.
Finally he sang his wife's favorit
song: "When are you coming homr
The stuffy little cabin had grow
more stuffy, and the Captain sue
gested that they get a little air o
deck. He preceded her to the ra:
and leaned upon it. It gave wa
- with his weight just as his wif
1 reached his side. Before he coul
make a motion to save her she wa
"Hannah. oh. Hannah:" he cries
as the current bore him away.
t Mrs. Aubert ran to the rail an
Daniel Sheehan and John Dun
s stood on the bulkhead, after tryin
e to get a boat they jumped overboar
s in their clothing and swam to when
the old captain was strr.ggling t
unlock the arms of his wife. Bt
the woman, who was half strangle(
only clung the tighter. and Sheeha
and Dunn had to keep clear c
themselves go down.
SThey saw the couple sink togeth'
and then rise again. The captai
eweaker than before. tried againi
loosen his wife's hold, but in vail
Finally, with a despairing cry, 1:
threw his own arms about his wif
and they went down for the la
dNearly sixty yachts were anchor'
in the East River north and soul
of Twenty-ninth street. Every o]
y of them had sent their tenders 'whe
-they heard that a couple wel
a drowning. The launches with ele
n tric lights on board aided the poli
e launch in the search for the bodia
alater, while throngs covered tl
a shore line and watched until tl
3grapplers of the police boat broug:
-o up the bodies.
's The captain and his wife will
is buried in one, grave.
eSTUNS FOUR PEOPLE.
- Lightning Struck House and Knoc
ed Four Senseless.
h On Tuesday evening, duringt
opassing of heavy electric storms i
.John M. Stevenson who lives al)(
h-three miles f rom Springfield,and thr
mof his children were knocked sen:
rs ess, but the attending physiciL
k.Dr. H. A. Odom3 reports that all
expected to recover.
H4e 'with his little son Spurge
were coming from the lot: his lit
tirls Adelle and Ada Lou were
he yard, just as Mr. Stevensona
his boy passed the well, lightni
astruck 'his milk-house or dairy ~
nthe results that for some time
wife thought the entire family I
~NGAG;EMENTF'S TRAGIC EN!
ed Dicourag.ed, Bridegr'ooml Poured
w n Hiuselt'f and Th:-n Lit Mate
to An engagemnt of :on years sta
ing ing. which umerous business r'ev
ted es had prevented Mlossomng
ing'mariage, came to atragic end
lf- Philadelphia, this w-'ek. whent
t-han Presser. despair'ing of ever I
.me jine his financee to th'. altar. comn
in lied suicide by setti-1g fire to
in I lothing and perishing in terrT
was The girl to whom Presser wa
ing, have b)een married is Miss I
for Shattenstein. They miet ten v
lin ago and in a short tine were eni
loes ed to be married. But busmeOs
ei verses~ caused the wedding to
izes postponed time after time. Disc
rate aged, who finally went to his h<
at doneld his wedding suit. toured
sire oene oil over hirnself, and api
n- Ia mnatch.
ived ISteamer GrounldedI.
a- A dispatch from Key West.
ian son.ays the British steamer Sb
the Aison, from Port Tampa. boun'
ason Dunkirk, with phosphiate, ran a~
tat' Monday on Rebecca Shoal, and
elec- floated'Wednesday without assis
FELL ON ROCKS
G Young Woman FaHs From Hi
e- FELL NINETY FEET,
l Was Picked Up Unconscious by En
ueer of Train Who Witnessed r
rt cident-Swinging From Cr<
s- Beam to Escape Train, Miss Ros
ip Bradley, of Hagan, Ga., Los
' A dispatch from Tallulah Fal
e Ga., says: Swinging to a cross bea
by of the ninety-four-feet trestle b
d, tween here and The Lodge ot esca
a train which was bearing do,
upon her, Miss Rossie Bradley,
n Hagan. Ga., lost her hold and w
st dashed against the rocks below, F
She was picked up by the engine
d of the train, who witnessed the a
o cident, and carried abroad his trai
where it was found that she was se:
ously, though perhaps 1ot fatal
d The strength of the young wom;
gave out almost as hands were reac
vj ing to save her, as the engineer h:
d seen young ladies on the trestle at
- stopped his train before it reach(
e Two other girls, a sister and co
t. sin of Miss Bradly, ran from ti
d trestle when they heard the tra
-r approach and they supposed that sl
had followed. When they turn(
, and saw that their companion h:
e remained on the trestle and soug
d to escape from swinging from it wi
,v her hands they became terrified at
d stood on the tracks.
.t Captain Jones. engineer of the Ta
r lulah Falls railway, brought h
train to a standstill, and leaping fro
;e his engine ran towards the girl wl
, had suspended from the big bridge
He had almost reached her si
n when with a scream she dropped
,- the gorge below. It was the wo:
n of a few moments to run back acro
it the trestle and run down the pat
- way on its side. He found t
e young woman bruised and bleedir
d and in an unconscious condition.
s Passengers and the train crew w1
had followed the engineer assist(
i, him in carrying the young -womar,
the train, which proceeded to t
d falls, and the injured girl was se
t. the Smith house.
g FIVE PERISH IN CHICAGO FIRE
-e Explosion in Chemical Plant Brin
t Fatal Result.
, Five are known to be dead at
nmore than a score of persons it
ed, several of them seriously, as t
y. result of an explosion, followed
n fire in a five-story building, the u
: per floors of whcih were used as
', hoarding house, at. 141 Huron stre
e Chicago. Thursday. The explosi
e occurred in the plant of the Pal
st Chemical Campany on the gruo
dThe dead are: Mrs. Nolan, ja:
htress of the building, and three
ie lier daughters. Jennie, Emma a
mHelen. They had seemingly be
.hemmed in by the flames and s
focated before help reached the
cThe fifth is an unidetnified m;
ewhose body was recovered fro ml
hThe explosion wrecked the fr<
of the building and the fire spre
be rapidly owing to the inflammable 1
ture of the chemicals stored in 1
basement. The employees of
Pabst Chemical Company escap
though several were injured by
ing glass and debries. They w
k- nearly all girls. she building I
almost a total wreck.
he SAVES BOY IN RIVER.
1Engineer Plunges Into Stream
-ePulls Boy Otnt.
mn, A dispatch from Fon Du I
tre Wis., says bringing his fast exp1
train to a sudden stop to leap ft
on his; cab and plunge into the wai
in of Mud creek. Engineer J. A. Tyr
.nd Iby a quick swim and dive. achie
Eng a thrilling rescue of a drowning
his Tynan is a passenger engineer
tad the Wisconsin Cent-al, and when
proaching Mud creek, near Hill
Junction, on is run from Manito
). to Neenah, he caught sight of
lad seated midway on the bri
Oil fishing, wholly oblivious of the
uroaching danger. There was at
h. stant closing of the thr<
nd- and an applicationl of the air bra
.h. ut before the train could be
Sped the bridge had been passed.
nt ioy, in his fright, either jumped
N- to the water or was swept off by
niWhen Tynan leaped from his
gine the little fellow was strugi
ble in the stream below. absolutely I
less. The engine driver plu
to down the bank into the water.
Losa ing. swimming and finally divin
-ar ireach the boy. and. emerging a
t-moments later with his victin
e most exhausted.
k-Senaite of Louisiannai Passed it
lied Vote of 21 toJ 19.
A Fter a campaign lasting se
months the close ot which was r
Fla. ed y a bitter, the so-called I
[PY- anti- acing bill was Tuesday
I for noon passed by the Louisiana s
;horehav a vote of 21 to 19. Thi
was nise the no:se seeral weeki
:ance and rnow only requires the sign
of e g overnor to become law.
STALVEY BUUNU UVER
ALLEGED BIGAMIST GIVEN PRE
LDM]NIARY AT AIKEN.
The Prosecuting Witness, Who Gives
Her Name as Mrs. Elizabeth Meigs
Stalvey, Being Only Witness.
A dispatch from Aiken to The
i- News and Courier says Wednesday
L afternoon George M. Stalvey, charg
ed with bigamy, was given a preli
ss minary hearing before Magistrate
e W. M. Smoak, and bound over to
the higher Court in the sum of $500,
es which was promptly furnished. Im
mediately after the prisoner had
beer released on bond for this charge
he was again arrested on a warrant
issued by Magistrate Turner,. of
Graniteville, on another charge. He
- gave bond for his appearance before
pe Magistrate Turner on that charge,
a which grew out of the same case.
The charge heard by Magistrate
Smoak was for bigamy. The prose
as cuting witness, who gives her name
as Mrs. Elizabeth Meigs Stalvey, was
the only witness examined. She
er testified that she was married on
July 24, 1903, to the defendant, by
n, a man giving his name as the Rev.
T. C. Clemmons at the home of a
ly certain fisherman, whose name she
did not remembber. She stayed with
l Stalvey that night at a hotel at Myr
tle Beach, S. C., where the ceremony
1d was performed. She had often been
d introduced by the defendant as his
d wife. She offered in evidence a docu
m e n t signed by J. C. Clem
mons. which certified to the marriage
of Stalvey and witness.
in On cross-examination she said her
home was originally in Wilmington.
SN. C.; that she was Miss Elizabeth
d Petway, that she had been twice mar
tt ried, that her first husband was Mr.
th Meigs, and that she met Stalvey in
id Mullins several weeks before her
marriage. She has been a school
teacher, stenographer, typewriter
is and bookkeeper, and last worked in
m Atlanta about a year ago. Since then
she had been assisting the defendant.
She said she knew the defendant
was married in April. He had been
t away from her several months at
.k the time. The marriage had been
s kept secret at his request at some
h places, and they went under the
name of Mr. and Mrs. Mays, and at
other places as Mr. and Mrs. Stal
vey. She declared that the defen
dant confessed to her his second
d marriage and asked her forgiveness.
to She forgave him and afterwards re
e pented of her action in so doing, and
t took action against him.
Counsel for the defendant had in
his possession several affidavits
which he wanted to read, alleging
that there was no such preacher as
the one .med as the performer of
the ceremony, but questions arising
from reading them were overruled.
The witness declined to produce
10 letters from Stalvey. She said she
- had attempted to commit suicide at
e Macon. Ga., and . admitted writing
a letter offered by the defence just
previous to the attempt, stating that
she was tired of it all and she was
a going to dispose of herself-that she
It, was but an incumberance upon him.
n She would not assume her correct
st name because he would not let her.
d She said she was in a hospital in Co
lumbia at the time her first boy was
ii- born. She had many letters from
f him before and after his marriage
ad in Aiken to Miss Lightfoot. She
en denied ever threatening him, as he
if- has claimed.
. Stalvey's counsel said his client
n. denied any marriage relations with
he the prosecutrix and that he could
Prove his innocence at the trial, but
ft asked that he be not bound over.
d Many of the spectators think that
ia- a strong case has been made against
he Stalvey, and the woman here who
he claims she is Mrs. Stalvey No. 1,
Id, clearly has the sympathy of the ma
ly- jority of those who know the nature
Ire of the case. She told a well connect
as ed story and differed on no important
* detail upon cross-examination. The
defendant was representing by Wolfe
& Berry. Sawyer and Owens repre
sented the prosecution.
BURGLAR HADl A HRARID TIE.
ac, He Sweltered Under a Bed While Hi
ess Victims Chatted.
mIn order to rob H. E. Beagle ai
ers Louis Schaefer. a burglar entered
n. house in Seattle. Wash., early on
red afternoon and crawled under the bed
boy After cramping himself for abou
ten hours the men came to bed a
on midnight. Their first act was t<
p- o' the bed ten feet across the
)ert room and the robber had to roll witi
r.oc it. Then the men began to chat an<
the kept this up for three hours whil
Ige. the would-be rolbber was nearly smn(
ap- thering from the heat and was sor
in- rom his hard resting place.
ittle Finally in desperation he crawle
kes. trom the under position and demand
top- ed gold and a $250 diamond whic
'he he knew belonged to Beagle. He g<
in- a watc~h .and chain worth $25. hi
the that was all. The man made hi
ing WOMAN ADMITS CRIE.
ged She Confeued to Raving Helped C
gd toHer Husband to Pieces..
ew Mrs. Edward King is in prison
al- Port Orchard jail, in the state
* \ashington. onl charge of killing h
husbanld and cutting him to piec4
She is 62 years of age and has part
confessed her crime. She adm1
> a having cut the body to pieces wi
the ax and having scattered t
pieces through the orchard and ha
veral ing buried some. She declares, ho
aki- ever, that she found the aged hi
.oke band dead in his chair and then to
fter- revenge for the brutal treatment
nate had accorded her.
bill Deceased was a rancher 60 eys
ag of age. and he and his wife hv~
atire together in a lonely cabin near Ola]
STATE. PRIVATE AND SAVING
Deposits Are Very Large-Saving
And Subject-to-check Account
There are some encouraging figut
es given in the quarterly bank state
ment of the 233 State, private an
savings banks in this State. Th
statement is compiled by Giles I
Wilson, the State bank examiner, an<
gives the totals or the assets nay
liabilities of the banks, except na
tional, of the State.
The statements shows that ther
is now in these banks over $25,000,
000. nearly half of which is in tb
savings departments, a good sign a
ways for the bankers. Anothe'r goof
sign is that there is now due ti
banks and bankers just a little ove
$500,000, and the notes and bills re
discounted amount only to abou
The statement is as follows:
Loans and discounts.. $36,070,722.61
Demand loans. . . ,. 1,608,372.8,
Overdrafts . . . . . 467,421.61
Bonds and stocks owned
by the bank. . . . . 3,551.165.0|
Banking house. . . . . 789,882.1:
Furniture and fixtures 366,742.3:
Other real estate. . . 284,710.5
Due from banks and
bankers. . . . . . . 3,944,719.31
Currency. . . . . . . 845,597.01
Gold. . . . . . . . . 131,780.01
Silver, nickles and pen
nies. . . . . . . . . 283,531.3
Checks and cash items 236,04. 9!
Excl anges for the clear
ing l ouse. . . . . . 100.417 1
Other resources. . . . 13,194.71
Total. . . . . . . .$48,694,704.5!
Capital stock paid in. .$9,193,676.6
Surplus fund. . . . .1,559,163.71
Undivided profits, less
current expenses and
taxes paid. . . . . 2,854,744.0!
Due to banks and bank
ers. . . . . . . . . 533.972.61
Due unpaid dividends. 18,919.7
ject to check. . . .14,467,327.1.
Savings deposits. . . .11,067,454.61
Demand certificates. . 204,156.7.
Time certificates. . . .2,236,949.6!
Certified checks.' . . . 23,254.3
Cashier's checks. . . . 67,336.04
Notes and bills redis
counted. . . ... . 1.388,244.0,
Bills payable. . . . . . 5,053,037.9:
Other liabilities. . . . 26,467.11
Total. . . . . . . .$48 ,694,704.51
A STEAMER WENT DOWN.
Struck Rocks and Sank-Fishermal
Saved Many Lives.
A dispatch from Madrid, Thur.
day says: The Spanish steame
Larache (1,500 tons), it has beel
learned, was struck Tuesday after
noon on the rocks off Ximnile12
where the Cardinal Cisneros ani
many other .ships have been los
and sank in a few minutes. The se
was rough at the time. The vess4
carried a crew of 98 and 97 passens
ers. It is known that 107 hav
been saved. The drowned numbe
The Larache had called at Cadi
to embark passengers from Argent
na for northern ports. She we
~ound for Muros. 1I. is b)elieve
she struck an unknown rock. as tl
captain and the pilot were both famn
liar with the coast, and shaped tl:
course to avoid the rocks.
There was a terrible panic whe
the vessel struck and several of ti
capsized or smahed against ti
steamer. Fisherman put out fro:
various points and rescued many
those on board.
It is impossible to obtain comnple
details, but the latest reports sta
tha 17 women wer eamonghe drow:
(AI.GHT A JAP SPY.
)m:. Had Made Drawings of Amierica
Forts About New York.
An alleged Japanese spy was 1
cently detained in Fort Wadsworl
at New York, having been caught
a memb er of the Forty-seventh re.
mnent with plans of the landfalls 51
rounding the fort in his possessic
The man had made drawings oft
Schief charaCteristics of the land
front of batteries Dix, Richmo
Sand Ayres. all the 12-inch disappe
Sing rifies, and also of the pair of
Sinch rifles betweenl these three b
teries, known as Battery Barry.
the drawings were .made with1
eidea of furnishing a view from
sea of' where the batteries are. I
d tinctive trees. huts. sentry boxes
- signal corps' poles were included
It marked on the maps.
tThe military authorities at F
t Wadsworth admit that a Japan
Sspy has been caught hut they
not disclose his name. or other p
ticulars pending an investigation
how he managed to get past
senties. Officers of the regular ai
tare trying to hush the affair up
militiamen speak freely aboul it.
n WEALTHY MERCHANT SLAI
r G L. IBuiloch, of Cofrkle. Geo.'
I'Stabed to D~eath.
in an altercation at Ochlochl
hh acon cunty, Ga.. Friday .Tames
ee Thoma. on stiaobed to death
' u' h.l ,r~e of the wealthiest
m ot promine'T t merchants or
s de. Mr. Bulloch left Ce"M A.
k l Ocniochuntg and Thomasville to
he iust somie matters of 'nurii'
some 1-usinless trontcactior.
rs Thufmpson sorne slighting r .n
edtv.re r'3ade about P.ulloch'a f
a. which raased ihe clifficultv n
S HE IS RAPIDLY IMPROVING IN
-s Senior Senator Writes for His Con
s stitutes an Account of His Travels
in Spain and Morocco.
Senator Tillman is well and enjoy
ing very much his trip abroad. Col.
d August Kohn has received the follow
e ing correspondence, which speaks
d "Gibraltar, June 8, 1908.
. "My Dear -Kohn: I forwarded
herewith an account dictated by
e Senator Tillman of his trip since we
landed. It practically amounts to
_ a diary. I will add that the senator
i seems to me to be improving in
3 health in every way; appetite good.
r sleep excellent and in fine spirits.
t Mrs. Tillman, too, is standing the
hard work of travel very well.
"I have had no personal letters
since I left Boston, and don't expect
to get any till I reach Rome, in about
"We met this morning on the
streets Melton and Earle, who have
just returned from a trip similar to
ours. Both are well.
"J. W. Babcock."
Senator Tillman's account of his
"The two weeks which have elaps
ed since our landing at Gibraltar
have been spent in rather strenuous
fashion. The long rest on the boat
had brought such improvement that
the morning after we recahed Gib
raltar and found a good steamer
a bout to start for Tangier, 40 miles
southward on the West African coast
in Moroco, we yielded to the sugges
tion of two Columbia friends,
Messrs. Melton and Earle, who had
just come in on the German Lloyd
steamer, and put off for Tangier
without seeing Gibraltar at all,
reaching it about 4 p. m. After
resting at the hotel a saunter of an
hour and a half through the narrow.
filthy streets, from seven to 12 feet
wide and all crooked, gave us all
I the idea of Mohammedan and Moor
ish life and civilization that we want
ed, and there was no difference of
5 opinion about returning to Gibraltar
I next day.
2 "After taking a view of Gibral
tar, through which we drove with
I the American counsel, Mr. Richard
5 Sprague, and whose courtesy was
6 much appreciated, we crossed over
- ro Algeciras, Spain, on the opposite
) side of the bay, where we spent two
nights and a day resting and enjoy
ing the magnificent view of the fam
ous Rock of Gibraltar, and the most
gorgeous display of flowers that it
has ever been our good fortune to
see, hedges of geraniums five feet
high white daisy bushes of even larg
-er size, with other flowers too numer
rous to mention. These are in the
Sgarden or park surronng the well
-English hotel, the Reina Christina,
and though it was the 1st of Jurie
we had to sleep under blankets,
t which has been necessary through
Sout our trip in Southern Spain. Fri
'day we went. to Ronda, an old Moor
ish fortress, in the midst of the
e -n:ountains, with a most magnificent
Sview. Part of the journey upwards
was through the cork-woods. Most
z of the way the fields are filled with
olive trees. wheat and barley occupy
s ing occasional stretches. The wheat
d in most instances was very good,
esome of it exceedingly fine. After
a night at Ronda and a walk through
ethe old Moorish town to the cathe
dral we started for Granada Sunday
morning, and although the Spaniards
e are perhaps .the most devout people
e n Europe, there was no evidence
that the people remeibered the
CommandmTenlt, as they were at work
eeverywhere in the fields.
"'We spent two whole days in
te Granada and then left for Seville.
.aking nearly all day for the jour
ney, though the distance is less than
200 miles. I will not attempt any
descriptions, but will only say that
we were not disappointed in the Al
mhambra, though our expectations had
')een raised very high by what we
had read, and in Seville there was
ea repetition of this experience. The
h, cathedral. with its numerous master'
by nieces of painting, 'and the Moorish
si Tnlace must be seen to be appreciat
r- ed and then seen again and again
n while the little chapel in La Caridad
he Hospital will undoubtedly linger
in joy forever in our memiories. Her4
ad we found the only evidences in Spai
ir- *)f prosperity and modern city life
.0- :ond undoubtedly. for we all agreee4
at- .en this point, our Columbia friend:
Ali ioining in the verdict. that the Sevill
he Ian women as a whole are the hand
hesomest we have ever seen or expec
i~- to see.
nd -Friday evening we went to Cor
nd dova, famous for its Roman bridg
built by Augustus Caesar and fo
ort the Moorish Mosque, considered b
ese experts as the most wonderful arch
vill tectural triumph of the Moors. wh
ar- conqunered Spain in the 8th centur:
of The Spaniards marred in many way
the the dignity and strength of this wo~
my derful building, but again I mu:
bnot undertake desc riptionls.
* 'We got back to Gibraltar la:
night. June 7, well fagged out at
N realized for the first time that it
in1jst a monrh since we left Trento
g.without having any news from hon
or* seen an American newspaper.
lhave' stood the strain much hett
*iee.I than I would have thought possil
iT. and attribute it to an entire chan,
L of view. and the absence of anythi
ad to e-xcite. and the admirable sleepi
'rthat the conditions have broug
ad- "Letters from home this morni:
In tel' ns of hot parched conditions
uith South Carolina. and one wonders
I the marvellous Spanish climate tI
le. blankets in June. where oran;
WI flourish and hor house plants gr
* tin the yards.", -
Death Claims Aged and Distin
Reassurances Caused Friends to Be
Unprepared for the Announcement
of the Statesman's Death-Only
Mrs. Cleveland and the Physicians
at the Bedside.
Grover Cleveland, twice president
of the United States, died at 8:40
o'clock Wednesday morning at his
home, "Westland," in Princeton, N.'
J., where he had lived since his re
tirement as the nation's chief execu
tive, almost twelve years ago..
When the end came, which was
sudden, there werp in the death
chamber o n the second floor of the
residence, Mrs. Cleveland, Dr. Jos.
D. Bryant of New York, Mr. Cleve
land's family physician and personal
friend; Dr. Geo. R. Lockwood, also
of New York, and Dr. John M. Car
ochan of Princeton.
An official statement given out and
signed by the three physians gave
heart trouble, superinduced by stom
ach : and kidney ailments of long
standing, as the cause of.. death.
While Mr.Cleveland had been in poor
health for the last two years and
had lost 100 pounds in weight, his
death came unexpectedly.
Some three weeks ago he was
brought home from Lakewood, where
his condition for a time was such
that the hotel at which he was
staying was kept open after its reg
uilar season because he was too ill
to be moved. But when Mr. Cleve
land was brought back to Princeton
he showed signs of improvement and
gained five pounds in weight.
Although confined to his room con
tinuously after his return'to Prince
ton it was not until, yesterday that
Mr. Cleveland's condition aroused un
easiness on the part of Mrs. Cleve
land. Undoubtedly affected by the
heat Mr. Cleveland showed signs of
heart failure and Mrs. Cleveland tele
phoned for Dr. Bryant. Dr. Lock
wood followed Dr. Bryant from New.
York and when they reached Prince
ton, Dr. Carochan, Mr. Cleveland's
local physician, was also called in.
During the evening Mr. Cleveland
seemed to rally and Mrs. Cleveland
felt assured that it was merely
another of the many attacks Mr.
Cleveland had suffered. -
Mr. Cleveland became worse dur
ing the night and Mrs. Cleveland was
called to the bedside of her husband.
The distinguished patient sank into
unconsciousness from which he re
covered at times only to suffer a
relapse. This continued throughout
the night and early morning. The
last time he became unconscious was
about two hours before he died.
Death was peaceful. Just before he -
died Mr. Cleveland sought to say
something but his words were in
The text of the official statement
given out after Mr. Cleveland's death
was as follows:
"Mr. Cleveland for many years
had suffered from repeated attackl
of gastritis, of intestinal origin. Also
he had a long-standing oi-ganic dis
ease of the heart and kidneys. Heart
failure, complicated with pulmonary
thrombosis and oedema was the
immedate cause of his death."
Some two or three hours later Dr.
Bryant. in answer to a question, said
that the "heart failure which occa
sioned death was induced iithin 24
hours of the end and death was final
ly due to that," thu~s corroborating
the unofficial information that Mr.
Cleveland began to grow worse Tues
The news of Mr. Cleveland's death
came as a sudden shock to the peo
ple of Princeton, as it did to the
people of the rest of the world. As
the news spread about the university
flags~ were placed at half staff and
everybody expressed regrets and ex
tolled Mr. Cleveland's virtues.
SAVED FROM LYNCHING.
Negroes Who Attempted Crimina As
sault Caught by Posse.
A dispatch from Rome, Ga., says
Floyd Walker and Henry Ogletree,
negroes. were brought to that place
ifrom Aragonl, Ga., Tuesday for safe
.keeping, escorted by a company of
I militia, after a narrow escape from
-It is said the two negroes attempt
ed criminal assault on two daugh
t ter of Geo. Suddeth, a white farmer
near Aragon. ablout six o'clock that
- morning. Attracted by the cries of
the girls. Otis Anderson, who was
r working in a field nearby, rushed to
their rescue and was fired on by the
-negroes and slightly wounded. A
posse from Aragon later captured
the negroes and with great difficulty
1 peetda lynching. The Lindale
Rifles were then summoned and es
;t corted the negroes to Rome.
SFREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
a gine Derailed at Trestle Near Mc
0o11 and Nine Cars Go Down.
I Train No. 337. the south-bound
local freight, from Fayetteville via
ec Beinnettsville, was badly wrecked at
e John's Station, near McColl, early
IThursday. The engine was derailed
ig just before reaching a trestle, but
ht Ipassed over the trestle safely. The
train following, however, did not
g ~fare so well as nine box cars and the
in calyoose went through the trestle,
at the engine having knocked the bents
tati from under the structure. Conduc
es tor Monta Strauss was painfully but
>not seriously hurt. Engineer C. P.
Piucar-a escaped injury.