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TIE SOUTH STILL SOL 3
interesting Interview With the
By W. H. McCaw.
Colombia, C., Dec. 3.-When I
met him here" by appointment as he
was passing through Columbia on his
way to Trenton Senator Tillman was in
particularly good spirits and chatted
pleasantly and entertainingly concern?
ing the lessonstanght by the results of )
the national election and the political
future of the Sout?. Though when
he touched cm certain phases of the
negro question the corners of his
month went down promptly and with
marked energy, his eyes flashed and
?is voice deepened into that tone of
intense earnestness for which he is so
Asked what he thought of the
"solid south" and whether he saw any
immediate nope of breaking it, Sena?
tor Tillman declared with emphasis
that the solid south would never be
broken - as long as tbe Fifteenth
?amendment is allowed to stand.
"Tine south is solidly democratic
siot in the broader sense that the term
^democracy is understood in; the poli?
tics of the whole country, " he said,
"but in the narrow sense that the An?
glo-Saxon intelligence of the &buth
solidly and always unyieldingly stands
for white supremacy. Of course this
situation is unfortunate, inasmuch as
"the results are intellectually stifling^
in the discussion of and contention
for the broader principles of govern?
ment and of civilized life. But there
is no immediate hope of changing
these conditions. Every effort put
forth by the misguided philanthro?
pists and vicious politicians of the
North with their impracticable no?
tions about the equality of man, to
break the solid south, only seals
that bond of union as with hoops of
-steel, and the problem will never be
solved until the North lets the South
alone to solve it.
"If these dreamers of the North,
working in conjunction with their
?reedy (political brethren, don't stop
meddling in this matter there will be
race war and terrible massacre.1 For
political equality means social equal?
ity, and social equality means misce?
genation and the mongrelizing of the
"people of the South, with the result
that the white intelligence of the
South will degenerate to the level of
those South American republics whose
history has shown them to be wholly
and invariably incapable not only of
-government but of acquiring
property, the distinguishing cbarac
ristic of the white man, and unwil?
lingness to respect law and live in a
quiet and orderly manner.
"Once let the wedge be driven in
just the least bit, once recognize the
political equality of the negro and so
cal equality will inevitably follow
Rand the races will merge by marriage
between the better class of negroes
and the lower class of whites. Those
H?eccundrelly, trifling white men who
?ave lost all seil-respect will not
scruple to marry the daughters: of ne?
gro men who have acquired property.
?Then will the sluice gates be opened
gggand there will be no stopping the
mongrelizing of the white intelligence
of the South. This is an unthinkable
.condition, an impossible consnma
"There is only one solution of the
negro problem," he continued, "only
one way of eliminating the crime of
rape and freeing the land of the re
?R?u?tant crime - of lynching-the com?
plete subjection of the negro under
stringent laws and police regulations.
As long as be is allowed by law to
vote and run about the country witb
l ont restraint there is no checking the
crimes which he commits. And the
North is gradually coming to that view
cf the matter."
In this connection Senator Tillman
told of bis experience in campaigning
in tbe West and mentioned a number
of Biinois and Indiana towns which
will not allow the negro to live in
"The North is gradually getting
. educated on the negro question ;
the little taste these people have had
cf Cuffy has made them ie*s tolerant
of his weaknesses than the people of
the South even. Tin patriotic intel
>, lige nee of the North recognizes that
the South bas a great problem on its
hands and is willing to let tbe South
solve it "
The overwhelming defeat of the
national democracy does not in the
slightest degree, in Senator Tillman's
opinion, reflect the north's agreement
-with President Roosevelt's negro
policy. He attributes the Republican
success to the general prosperity of
the country and the personal popular?
ity of Mr. Roosevelt.
Senator Tillman is not feeling bine
about the reduction of Southern re
. , presentation. He said :
" I have talked to many of the
brightest and n- ost capable newspaper
correspondents at Washington, and
they all pooh-pc ^h the idea, and from
nany of the leaders of the republican
party I learn that it is not the inten?
tion to attempt any such thing. Those
greedy Yankees who want to reduce
the South's representation in order to
decrease our power and influence and
increase their own, forget, in their
selfishness, in arguing for representa
tien in proportion to voting strength
? and the number of people participat?
ing in government that their own re?
presentation is based largely on herds
of foreigners who are constantly pour?
ing into the North, who know nothing
of our history or institutions and
who are less capable, in a sense, of
voting intelligently and know less
about the needs of this country and
are less patriotic than the negroes
themselves. They forget the history
of the world in contending for their
idea of the equality of man. They
forget that not half the white men of
Europe today, leaving Russia out of
the count, are allowed to vote, not
even those of the so-called limited or
constitutional monarchies. Universal
suffrage is an idle dream, and it is
m dangerous and deadly poison to free
"What of the immediate future of
the democratic party?"
"The darkest hour is always just
before day. These sort of defeats not in?
frequently pressage great victories for
the party. Things looked blacker in
'74 and again in '92, the periods of
greatest democratic successes. The
Republicans are drunk with success
and a long hold on power. They will
fee certain to misinterpret the real I
cause1 of the recent victory and our
time will come if we are true to our?
selves and to American ideals.
"Anyhow the South eau neither he
seduced nor bullied into a change of at?
titude. Democracy wi rh us means
white man's rule. It has meant that
and almost nothing else for almost
thirty years or more. Republicanism
has just as surely meant negro equal?
ity with all that that implies. But
those who think the recent election
indicates that the North is solidely
republican on this issue will have a
rude awakening if they attempt to
carry out the idea. I may be mis?
taken, but I shall wait with equanim?
ity- to see the test made. The South
meantims will stand by and maintain
its Angle-Saxon civilization. To par?
aphrase the language of Martin Luth?
er at Worms: "There we take our
stand, we can do no otherwise* so help
IT IS 1 BUMPER CROP.
Department of Agriculture Esti?
mates That Cotton Crop This
Year is 12,162,000 Bales.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 3.-The
crop report of the United States De?
partment of Agriculture issued today
estimates that the total number of
cotton bales produced tor the year
1904-05, is 12,162,000.
Round bales have been included in
the estimate and reduced to their
equivalent in square bales. The esti?
ma tess does not include linters. The
estimate of procction by states will be
made public December 5th.
Charleston has always done the
right thing at the right time and
never did she act more gracefully than
when shs postponed *er "Greater
Carnival" festivities, so as not to
conflict with Sumter. There had been
no notice of the postponement pub?
lished in the newspapers, but the few
who went to Charleston soon learned
that there "was nothing didding,"
and very few to do it; the old town
had the appearance of observing the
thanksgiving in prayer. The Charles?
ton Greater Carnival fell Pat, and in
our opinion the failure eau be laid at
the doors of a lifeless committee, who
did not appreciate the value of print?
ers' ink, and who seemed, tp think
that excursion railroad rates was suffi?
cient to induce the country folks to
town to be victimized by the great
consolidated company. Charleston
should take lessons from Sumter when
she wants to do something in the fu?
ture. Sumter had no "Bottery," or
did she have a " Oil of Prunes, " and
not even a "Dreamland," but she did
have lots, of business sense, and to at?
tract the people her committee bought
space in the county newspapers,
which Charleston did not do, and the
results are apparent-Manning Times.
Owensboro, Ky., Dec. ?.- Urey
Wocdson, secretary of the Democratic
National committee, in a leading edi?
torial, this morning give Judge Par?
ker a mild roast for sending his
"gold telegram" to the St. Loni?
convention and criticising in disap?
pointing language his letter of accep?
tance and his failure, until the last
days of the campaign, to make au ag
erre-sive fight on combines and the
tariff protected interests.
Columbia, Dec. 3.-A new proposi?
tion in the way of another county was
received yesterday by the governor in
the shape of two petitions for the
odering of an election for the forma?
tion of "Heyward" county out of
Aiken and Edgefield counties. Some
of the boundaries for the proposed
new county are different from the
proposed Calhoun county, but the
same county seat is proposed-North
Washington, Dec. 3.-The compila?
tion of the reports of the condition of
national banks on November tenth
Bbows the total number'of banks to
be 5477, and the total resources and
liabilities, each, $7,196,991,955.83.
Philadelphia, Dec. 3.-The armour?
ed cruiser Tennessee, was successfully
lannced at 10.50 o'clock this morning
at the Cramps ship yard.
Three warehouses were burned in
Clinton, S. C.. Friday. This was the
third destructive fire in the town
within a month.
Mrs. George Henry Gilbert, the old?
est actress ou the American stage,
died in ber room at the Sherman
House Chicago Friday, shortly after
she had suffered a stroke of apoplexy.
Camden, Dec 5.-The Camden Cot?
ton Mill was offered for sale today hy
the Master tor Kershaw county ; bat
there were no bidders, so the property
was not sold.
New York, Dec. 6.-Frank Furlong
a boy 19 years old, who brutally mur?
dered bis aunt, Mrs. Keeler, a week
ago, was indicted by the Grand Jury
this morning for murder in the first
Minstar, Dec. 5.-Eight Greek
peasants who were captured by Bulgar?
ian Revolutionaries near Sorrevitz
have been cruelly massacred with axes
by the Bulgarians.
Capetown. Dec. 4.-The body of
the late former President of the
Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger, is
lying in state in the Huguenot Memo?
rial building, where it is daily visited
by great crowds.
Manning, Dec. 4,-News was receiv?
ed here last night from Silver of the
killing of Dave Connors, and the se?
rious wounding of-Brggs, by Ned
Mack, all negroes. Mack used a shot
gun and also tried to shoot a third
party, but he ran.
Georgetown, Dec. 3.-As train
No 44 came in the yard at Georgetown
this morning the engine jumped the
track, wrecking the engine and two
cars. Engineer James A. Jones was
killed instantly, but no one else as
hurt. The coroner's jury rendered a
verdict, "Came to death from una?
Beaufort, Dec. 4.-Col. Thos. Mar?
tin has railsed several bales of cotton
on his Spring Island plantation, the
first bale of which was sold in Charles?
ton for 50 cents a pound. It was
ginned by Mr. G. F. Ricker of this
place, bol. Martin state this was
the bi^ge-t price p?io within 8 yeats
fjr this grace of ;:otton, which d?mon?
tr?tes that the l-lanci- ol this coouiy
arc orexctrll d for the growth ot' t; r
finest sea isiaud.
THE BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION.
The Last Session Adopts Report
Strongly Condemming the Dis?
Delegates to be Sent to the World's Bap?
tist Congress in London Next Year.
Chester, Dec. 2.-This was the last
day of the Baptist Convention and
much work was accomplished. 'The
dispensary law was bandied without
gloves and roughly. In no uncertain
terms the members denounced it as
iniquitous and demoralizing.
The Baptist World Congress, to
meet in London next year, will have
representatives from this body. A
Sunday-school secretary is ordered to
The Connie Maxwell Orphanage and
Young People's work received consid?
eration at the night service and obit?
uaries were read.
At the morning session a resolution
was adopted appointing Jno. B. White
transportation leader to arrange rates
for the World's Baptist Congress to
be held in London next year and au?
thorizing the president to appoint au
indefinite number of messengers from
Dr. David M. Ramsey, of Charles?
ton, suggested that churches might
assist tbeir pastors in taking the trip.
Dr. Frestridge stated that he had
$500 to be given to ten churches
which raise $50 each for Their pastor's
expenses to the World's Congress.
The Rev. A./ J. S. Thomas was
elected treasurer of the board of min?
isterial education, vice Goldsmith,
The report on ministerial aid was
considered. F. M. Satterwhite,
Sumter, C. M. Billings, F. N. K.
Bailey, L. M. Rice, J. D. Hr."f;ins,
D. M. Ramsey and others spoke on
the question of lending ministerial
The debate was spirited and interest
ran high. The matter was finally re
ierred to a committee to report next
year, consisting of C. C. Brown, L.
M. Rice and C. M. Billings.
J. S. Corpering read the report on
Sunday-schools, recommending the
employment of a Sunday-school secre?
tary for tbe State.
J. Hartwell Edwards presented a
report on temperance, which criticis?
ed nearly every feature of the dispen?
sary law. It called attention to the
injustice of the present law, the
Brice bill with its appendages. It
commended the independence and grit
of Cherokee County and told of the
evils which follow upon the use of in?
A. H. Moffett, pastor of the Asso?
ciate Reform Presbyterian Church,
Chester, was called for as being a
"live wire" on the question and he
made a brief, spirited speech which
elicited applause. He laid especial
emphasis upon the corrupting influ?
ence of the machine and declared Sen?
ator Tillman spoke the solemn truth
when be said that if the dispensary be
left to county boards we will have
corruption in forty places instead ^of
one as now.
Vernon I'Anson landed the press for
its efforts to arouse the people to the
terrible condition of affairs in the
State. Newspapers and preachers are
fighting lawlessness,1 he said.
Several members made forceful at?
tacks upon the dispensary law. Mr.
H ic son d told again of the fight against
the dispensary in Cherokee. He said
the figures showed that in order to get
four cents school money it was neces?
sary to buy one dollars worth of
whiskey. When the people learned
this the school feature no longer ap?
pealed to them.
By a rising vote the report on tem?
perance was adopted.
A 'letter from Prof. Judson to the
Convention was read and the fraternal
greetings of the body sent to Prof.
New trustees of Connie Maxwell
Orphanage elected are: G. B. Bu?l,
J. W. King. R. H. Ferguson, C. B.
Bobo and J. R. Moore.
E. B. Jackson introduced this resolu?
tion, which was adopted:
*4 Whereas, lawlessness is so prevalent
over all the country, and whereas,
the virus has infected our own belov?
ed commonwealth :
"Resolved, That tbi%. Convention
express its severest condemnation of
the method of correcting a grave
"Resolved, That we express our
most hearty sjmpathy and co-opera?
tion with our Governor in bis brave
effort to.inspire respect for the law.
"Resolved, That we use our pulpits
against lynching and other crimes. "
W. E. Wilkins read the report on
Young Peoples' work.
When tbe Orphanage report was
considered the Convenion had com?
pleted its work and adjourned.
L. J. B.
Going For a Song.
St. Louis, Dec. 4.-It was^ stated
today tnat a contract for the 6ale of
the eleven big exhibit palaces, stock
barnb, Festival Hall, the Colonnade
of States, pavillions, aerodrome,
bank, intramural railway, hospital,
Press building, police and fire sta?
tions, with other World's Fair struc?
tures that cost $15,000,000, will be
signed this week witb a Chicago
wrecking company for $286,000.
Everything except the rolling stock
of the intamural, which has been
sold separately, and tbe State, foreign
and Pike buildings, is included in the
The work of demolition, it is stated,
will begin on Tuesday.,
St. Louis, Dec. 3.-Jack Roberts,
the janitor is snpnosed to have perish?
ed and teu nurses employed at the
Missouri Baptist. Sanitorium narrowly
escaped being burned to death in an
early morning fire at tbeir dormatory
this morning. They escaped in tbeir
night robes, several jumping from the
York vi lie, Dec. 2.-The largest ver?
dict ever rendered in a damage suit in
this State was that in the case of Mrs.
Dorothy H. Brickman against the
Southern railway for the death of ber
husband when the jury today, after
being out three hours, returned a ver?
dict for the plaintiff in the sum of
$55,000. The amount sued ior was
$75,000 Motion tor a new trial will
b- tu ard tomorrow. The suit grew
out of the death of Engineer Henry C.
Brickman. who was killed in the
Fishing'-reek wreck on the Southern
rai 1.*.ay on S"p'emrer *!? *>. *
JAPANESE ACTIVITY UNREL?XED
AT PORT ARTHUR.
They Are Mounting Twenty Big
Guns on 203 Meter Kill to
Battle Down Remaining
Tokio, Dec. 8.-Advices received
frum the vicinity cf Port Arthur to?
day show that the activity cf the Jap?
anese was not relaxed with the cap?
ture of 203 Meter Hill. They have
already begun placing big suns in
position on the hill and positions for
twenty of them have been constructed.
Burying Dead at Port Arthur.
Tokio, Dec. 3.-The official an?
nouncement was made here today
that an armistice for six hours was
declared yesterday at Port Arthur to
give the contending forces au oppor?
tunity to bury their dead.
Kurop?tkin Will Not Attack.
Mukden, Dec. 3.-Opinion is divid?
ed here regarding the prospect nf a
big battle between the Rossian and
Japanese forces before next spring,
although the indications point to a
belief that General Kuronatkin, com?
mander in chief of the Russian for?
ces in Manchuria, has resolved not
to assume the offensive during the
winter months. The Russians are
established in winter quarters and
are collecting huge stores of forage
Madrid Dec. 5.-The officials of the
government held a long conference
over the protest of the Japanese
against permitting the Russian Baltic
fleet to coal at Vigo. The details of
the discussion have not transpired.
Tokio, Dpc. G.-Advice? received
from Port Arthur ar? to the effect
that the Japanese bombardment of the
Russian fleet there continues effective.
On Sunday two or three vessels were
on Gre for a balf hour. The names of
these vessels and the damage sustain?
ed by them is not known.
Japanese Lose Fifteen Hundred.
London, Dec. 6.-A Reuter dispatch
from St. Petersburg reports a Russian
success cn the Sbahke river. The Jap?
anese casualties are said to have num?
Holding 203 Metre Hill.
Tokio, Dec. 6.-Repeated attempts
have been made by the Russians to
retake 203 Metre Hill, but thus far
without success. The Japanese occu?
pation forces have been considerably
reinforced and the mounting of large
guns continues. Reports rceived at
the war office state positively that it
will be impossible for the enemy to
dislodge the Japanese.
No Japanese Force Defeated.
St Petersburg, Dec. 6.-A very
sanguine report has been received
by the Czar from General Sahorff.
The most important feature in the
statement that o enngagement occur?
red on Saturday. This news flatly
contradicts unofficial reports that
General Bennekalhff on that day
gained a signal victory over the Japa?
nese force which had been sent to turn
the Russian flank.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 6.-According
to a dispatch received at the war office
this morning from the Manchurian
army the Japanese continues to harass
the Russian right flank. Numerous
reconnoitering parties had beeu ob?
served and there were several petty
engagements yesterday. A list of
casualties not furnished.
- m ?Tl - . ? ? ? ? C. -
Paris, Dec. 6.-Deputy J aurea the
socialist leader and Paul Deroullande,
who have been in political exile since
their participation in a plot to over?
throw the government fought a duel
at Hendaya, France this moruing.
Two shots were fired, but neither man
Washington, Dec. 5.-The General
estimate of appropriations for the fiscal
year of 1906, were submitted to Con?
gress today by the treasury department.
The grand total is $619,669,852.50
as compared with\S624,510,146.07 esti?
mates for year 1905 and $614,548,
987.03 actually appropriated for that
Bamberg, Dec. 5.-John Nimmous.
a colored barber of this place, com?
mitted suicide in his shop at Olar last
night by cutting his throat with a
razor. Nimmous formerly worked
here but opened a shop^at Olar several
months ago. He had been drinking
heavily for some time and quite sud?
denly last week this affeced bis mind
and he was undoubtedly crazy when
he committed the act.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6.-The Ap?
pellate Ccurt today reversed the case
of Caleb Powers and granted him a
new trial. Powers is under sentence
of death charged with complicity in
the assassnaton of Governor Goebel.
Brockton. Mass., Dec. 3.-Lieut.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles has accepted an
appointment s adjutant general on the
staff of Go vernor-elect William L.
Douglas. This information was given
to the Associated Press tonight by
Mr. Douglas personally.
SWill Thomas, a negro fireman, and
Jim Brasraon. a negro brakeman,
fought a duel to the death early Fri?
day morning in the engine cab of a
fast freight, train on the Seaboard Air
Line near Winder. The train was
running toward a tank at fort}* miles
au hour when Brasmon began throw?
ing coal at Thomas. Thomas stuck
bis knife into Brasmon and the latter
polled a pistol and fired several times,
inflicting a death wound upon
Thomas. Engineer Shepard was ?n?
anle to interfers as he had to keep
his eyes on the track ahead.
One Roosevelt Victim Dead.
Washington, Dec. -General Jas
Tyner of Indiana, former assistant, at?
torney general of the postoffice depart?
ment and who was recently "dismissed
by oider of President Roosevelt, died
this morning at his home here. The
dismissal grew cut of his connection
with th" issuance of fand orders b>'
t io postoffice d?pannent. He h?s I
b en in peor health more 'han a year.
THREE VICTIMS OF A MADMAN.
J. M. James Kills His Wife and
Darlington, Dec 3.- Mrs. J. Mad?
ison James, K. Syd Kelly, ber broth?
er, 50 years old. and j. Madison
James, 37 years cid, he dead in
Kellytown and four members of a
sheriff s posse are suffering from
wounds, a* the result of a series of
tragedies which occurred last night
and today, in which the principal
actor was Madison James, who was
released from the State Hospita] for
the Insane in Columbia about one year
ago, after a term of confinement.
Madison James is a well doing far?
mer m spite of the mental infirmities
from which he had suffered and was
thought to be enred. With his wife,
who was a Miss Kelly, of Kellytown,
a locality in Darlington county, wide?
ly known, he lived in a large farm
house. His mother-in-law, Mrs.
Kelly, was in the house Friday night
and about 1 o'clock a quarrel arose
between this venerable woman of 75
Mrs. James took the part of her
mother. James's rage became ungov?
ernable and he ran to another room
for his shotgun. The elder woman fled
ont into the night and terrified, escap?
ed to a noighbor's honse. Mrs. James
was overtaken on the piazza by the
frenzied husband, and a cbarge fired
into her body. That is the story of
last night's tragedy.
Later in the night about 12 o'clock
E. Sydney Kelly the brother, came to
tbe James house. All was qniet.
James probably was sleeping after the
exhaustion following bis furious pas?
sion. The brother went up the steps
into the piazza and coverd the body of
his dead sister with a sbeet. He then
returned to his home.
This morning he went again to the
bouse. He had great influence over
James. He had carried him to the
hospital when he first became insane
and believed that alone he could best
quiet the maddened man. When he
reached the house James wa? within.
All the doors were locked. Kelly
went to a window at the side and
James aopeared. A conversation fol?
lowed. Kelly sitting on a bos, and 1
after a few minutes Kelly turned his 1
face away. Ia another intant the man
from within had 5red a lead of snot
into his neck and he fell dead. The
muzzle of the gnu was only a foot or
two from him.
Meanwhile Sheriff George B. Scar
borouh and his son Robert J. Scar?
borough who is his deputy had been
notified and they left Darlinton
fifteen or eighteen miles distant, com?
ing as rapidly as possible towards the
scene, summoning a posse on the way.
When they reached Kellytown there
were from twenty to thirty men in the
posse, most of them residents of the
surrounding country and some from
Hartsville, seven miles away.
When they apprached the James
house no sound was heard. On the
piazza lay the sheet-covered corpse of
the dead wife, and a few yards dis?
tant, on the ground, was the body of
her slain elder brother.
No answer came to Sheriff Scarbor?
ough's repeated calls. At last the
sheriff mounted the steps, bis son
close behind him, and began to force
open the door. As the door was giv?
ing way the roar of a shotgun and the
rattle of shot on the door casing came
from within. The crazed man had
opened fire. The sheriff and deputy
retreated. The posse surrounded the
house. In a moment another shot
came from within, fired from a win?
dow. The fire was answered hy the
posse. Pistols and Winchester rifles
cracked and shotguns reverberated.
The window from which the shot had
come was the target. From it other
shots came, and, for a brief time the
desperate man continued to fire. The
battle, for such it was, lasted only
a short minute or two. Somebody's
bullets, more than one, had found
their mark and the unhappy creature
iu the bouse was dead. The walls
and ceiling of the room in v;hich he
made bis last stand were filled with
bullet and shot boles and the window
panes shot into fragments. A shotgun
and Winchester rifle were fonnd in
When the smoke had cleared away it
was found that the following members
of the posse had received wounds,
none of which is expected to prove
Will A. Sumner, a prominent young
farmer. Dan Segars, cousin of R
Syd Kelly, who was killed.
Bishopville News Items.
Cards are out announcing the mar?
riage of Mr. Willie J. Gibson and
Miss Lela, daugber of Mr. snd Mrs.
J. W. Weldon of Smithville, on Dec.
Mr. Melvin Williams has bought a
farm between Dalzell and Sumter and
expects to move there about January
1st. Mr. Williams is one of our most
progressive and successful farmers and
we hate to see him move away. He bas
not sold his place near here but will
rent it out.
Dr-.. Parker and Durant have con?
solidated their business and will con?
tinue the drug business at the stand
now occupieud by C. H. Durant.
Dr. Durant will move to Sumtet.-about
Jan. 1st, and Dr. Parker will have
charge of tbe business here. -Bishop?
Buffalo New York Bank Closed.
Buffalo, N. Y.. Dec. 5.-At noon
today Superintendent of Banking Kil?
burn closed the German bank of this
As soon as the German Bank was
closed a run started ou tin1 German
American bank. Richard Emery is
president of both banks which were
about to be consolidated.
New York, Doc. C.-The affairs of
Mrs. Chadwick the woman whose
financial exploits have caused such a
widespread sensation, gained added
interest, today when it was announced
that Receiver Lyons and Aft irnev
Oldham, the government officers in
charge of tho Oberlin Bank wen' on
their wav to New York with tho nofs
said to boar tho name of Andrew Car?
nagie. lt is exported that th;1 govern?
ment officers will si e Mr. Carin--ie
aid they may also intervew Mrs.
DISPENSARY IN TROUBLE.
Grand Jury of Ppartanburg Makes
a Sresentment as to the Ma!
Administation of the Law
by the Constabulary
in that County.
Columbia,' S. C., Dec. G.-A pre?
sentment has been made by the grand
jury of Spartanburg which has attract?
ed a great d?al of attention to the
condition of the constabulary in the
comity, and it is probable thar a
searching investigation will be mace
by Chief Hammett as soon as he is
officially notified of the findings. The
presentment was made on Saturday,
and is as follows:
"We have examined the complaint
made to us by the individuals con?
cerning default of the constabulary
force in the peformance cf their du?
ties, and find that there are some
grave and serious matters that need
and demand immediate investigation
and correction, and earnestly recom?
mend that the chief State constable
make imm?diate inquiry into and
concerning the accusations, and re?
move the parties that are accused of
being so grossly and maliciously in
error, if the accusations, upon perfect
ventilation, are found to be true and
correct, inasmuch as we believe it in?
jures and is detrimental to a proper
and wholesome enforcement of the dis?
Mr. Hammet, when seen today said
he had not received an official report
of the matter, but had only seen ar?
ticles in the newspapers. Be said
that as soon as he did be would im?
mediately give the matter a full in?
vestigation. He was satisfied, how?
ever, that there was simply some dis?
cord between some of those who went
before the grand jury and the constab?
ulary. He received a letter this
morning from Chief Fant, of that di?
vision, stating this, and also stating
that none of the charges made would
stand. Some time ago there was ?orne
friction in Spartanburg, but this was
dissipated by the removal of some of
those implicated, and Mr. Hammet
said today that any wroug-dcing
would not be tolerated. He wanted
tlie law enforced to the letter aiid he
wanted the orders of the chiefs obey?
ed. He also wanted all of the force
to enforce the law in the way least
calculated to bring trouble cn the
items of Interest Gathered by Our Regu?
Caleb all Dec. 5.-Most of the young
people from here spent Thanksgiving
in Sumter and enjoyed the Festival
Miss Jenny Mac Smith spent a few
days last week with ber eitser, Miss
Anne Lou Smith, who is teaching
Miss Mary Lou Ramsey spent last
week in Sumter with relat:ves.
Miss Gracie Allen visited here a few
Mrs. S. W. Mobley and children
spent last Friday and Saturday with
her sitser, Mrs K. R. Mobley.
Mr. W. M. Sauders, who has been
quite sick, we are glad to report is
Miss Anne Lou Smith spent from
Thursday until Monday with her sis?
ter, Mrs. K. R. Mobley.
I suppose everyone is looking for?
ward with pleasure to the coming of
the Christmas holidays; and the chil?
dren are now wondering what Santa
Claus will bring them.
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ers the vitality and prepare? the
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