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VOL. XX. ---MANNING. S. C., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1905. NO.b.
BONDS LOOTED. Purloined From the State Treas ury and Resold. BY THE BOND CLELE Mr. Dan'el Z mmerman, For Whose Ar rest a Warrant las Been Issued, but he Could not be Found. The Defalcation Will be Made Good. The Cclumbia State says there was a great deal of astonishment in Col umbia late Tuesday afternoon of last week when it was learned that the State treasury tad icst $16 500 by er ror or by crimirality. When It was learned that a warrant had been is susd by a magistrate and had teer lodged with the sheriff for execution, charging that Mr. Daniel Zimmermat is guilty of a breach of trust with fraudelent intent, there was even greater surprise, and much regret was expressed because a name as yet untarnisbpd had been connected with such an i ffisse, justly or wrongfully. Mr. Z mmerm, n had been the bond clerk ;n the (f.- o' the State tress urer, aad held ti; . osition from 1891 until 1901. It %. s iring that per icd that the frau . nt occurences were found after a ,r-.t deal of in vestigation. The J d! charge is that when bounds weri erought in to be exchanged for stccks, one or mort bonds would be extracted from the package and instead of being cancell ed would be b*'d and an old bond oi bonds of p .r. Pwould be dug up from the Aauos aiz:d substituted in the bundles for ve- lar-lon so that in a cursoy examiriat!v_ a would appear that all of the bord, LL tnat package were properly cancelled. In this way a bond and a certificate of stock wculd both be in the hands of innocent parties and the State pay ing interest on both and obligated to pay the principal at the expiration of the time specified-and of a reality the bond had been redeemed by the State, the stock having been -in ex change tberefor. If a trick it was, it reqaired nerve to carry ir through for the occurences covered a perioi of several years. Mr. Zimmerman's friends, and they are multiple, persist in declaring their belief in tis innocerse, and expect at the prop- r tme to see him vindicat ed before the law in the courts. Mr. Z mmerman has been locked upon as a man in rather straightened circum stances, and it is believed by many to be impossible for him to have covered up such a shortage. There a-e - w" things which have made UC of Mr: Zimmerman's friernds woncner. First is the fact that he repeatedly declired to appear at - the office of the State treasurer and clear his name of the odium which was sure to be attached to an unex plained publicati'm of the facts. The other is that yesterday before the warrant could be issued, Mr. Z-mmer man, who prot'eb y was apprised of what was about to transpire, walked out of the back door of the offies of Mr. S. L Miller where he was em ploy ed in a clerical capacity and dis appeared. He has not been seen since. Even i Mr. Zimmerman is the vic tim of circunaaICces, it is quite evi dent tbat the trac-sa.,tions c ,uld not have been cctLdactea without the as sistance of an outside pirty. Had an employe of the State treasury present ed a bond for sale, the prospective purchaser woula have declined, for the incident would have been suspic *ious and the pa chaser would want Dotbing but 'giit. efg d" investment Evidently there was a broker. TO .tind that man is now the object of the State officials i.,teiested. The inno cent holders ef the oonds will be ask ed thrcugh whom they secured the negotiable instmuments. No Innocent holder will lose anything for the bonds will be again redeemied for cash, although. once oefore they have beerL redeemed in stocks. While the loss Is not so large, it shows how, even ir the most jealously guarded system of business, error and sometimt.s wror g may creep in. DiSPARITY NOTICED BEF,)RE. As far back as two years ago, Mr. S. T: Carter bookkeeper in the cffioe of the State treasurer, called to the attention c f the ways and means com mittee the ; ac: that there was some thing wrong with the interest paid or stcks and the coupons paid on bonds. What this trouble was no one at that time could teil, although it was seen that the State was act-ually paying more interest than was mathemati cally preper. At that time no intent was suspected or the matter could have been aired. Mr. Carter had been called before the ways and mars committee to tes tify in regard to the petition of Mr. Geo. H. Cornelson, of 0:angeburg, who state d that his brother, who had lived in Austrah~a had dicd, leaving $10,000 In South Corolina bends. which could not be found. It was while looku g into the Cornelson mat ter that Mr. Carter first had his at tention attiracted to the disparity in in the inter(st accounts. A bout a month or six weeks age Capt. Jennings received a letter from some ladies in Cuarleston in referenc to some bonds in their possession, and inl locking up the record with refer ence to these bonds it was found that there had been substitution. This was the first intimation the State treasurer had of the transactiom~ which are now suspzcted cf being fraudulent. He saw tnat the entres were in the bandwritinlg of Mr. Zim merman, and yet thinking that it was a clerical error, telephoned to Mr ZImmerman to come to the State treasurer's . 113 :. Mr. ZimmtrmaI stated that he would te there tha afternoon at 4 o'clock. T wo dayi elapscd and as he had not seen Mr zimmerman the State treasurer agali 'phoned to hs house and Mr. Z"'mmer. man stated tbat he rL d t-een unwell but would be there the next morning at 10 o'clock, sSPICION FIRST AROUSED, Mr. Z;mmerman failed to keep thit engagement Capt. Jenningi feared that the extent cf the eiror, as he thought it n i ;ht not be known to Mr. Zmmerman, and he wrote a letter mnder date of Septembel 18th asking Mr. Zimmerman to call and explain a matter of considrrable importz n!e to Mr. Zimmerman and to the ct1i:e. After some delay Mr. Z-mmerman drove up to the east door or the State capitol and called for Mr S. T. Car ter, and informed Mr Carter that It would be of no use for him to make an examination of the entry which bad attracte d attention r s it had been made Eo long ago that he cculd not explain it. Subsequen..ly Mr. Z mmrerman ap peared in the corridor of the capitol building and explained to Capt. Jen aings that. it woull not be worth while for him to try to exp'ain the matter as he had no recollection of It. 'his excited the sa-picio"i of the pso le in the (ffi::e and Cap;;. Jennings immediately notified the c mptro.lIer general and demanded a s -r.aing in vestigation of the bcoks in wich the records were kept. THE COXTMTROLLER'S REPorT. Comptroller G.:neral Jones yester day sLbmitted to Capt. Jennings the following report made after a very -;arching ex iminatior.: "In your letter dir(c:ed to =re as 3omptroller general, dated Oct,'er 7, you state that there appears to be an trr, gularity in the oatter of the ex :hange of a certain Brown cLupon ond, and the amount c:vers d into a tcck certificate. That the State ap pears to have lost the amount of this Jond and the interest at 4 1 2 p1 :ent. for several years. You ask tha [, as comptroller general, under t ey lion 672. v"lume 1, of the code of 19-2 make a full investigation cf the status >f the State's securities as therein re quired. "In nformitv with the abtva re quirement, I have perscnally examin ed, with the help of S. T. Carter, bookkeeper, and J. Fuller Lyon, bond lerk, all the securi y transactions of he State-from January 1st, 1894, to ate. From February 2Ad, 1895 to May 231d, 1901, I find a number of fraudulent transactions, aggrega'ing $12,500; or in other wcrds, these ransactions have increased the State'. bonded debt to that cxtent, together with $3,903.75 interest paid thereon, making a total of $16.403 75. "The i.ems going to make up the various transactions are fully itemized and hereto appended. Tne examina ion reveals the fact that the bcnd alerk during that period in wh:c3 bhese transactions appear upon the ocoks, has falsified oz erased the num *ers of certain bonds surrendered for axchange and has abstracted bonds previously cancelled and has submit ed the same at a later date for such oonds surrendered, and has evidently, is shown by the interest ace unt put the bonds so erased as u icancelled on the market." "This is clearly shown by the fact hat all transactions during this period ppear in tre hand writing of the same ond clerk. It seems that the bond ~lek in the State treau:er's caiin has charge of all bond transactions." When he had received the report nd the itemized statement from the ~omptroller general, Capt J noings orwarded these to the attorney gea ral's office with a request to be ad is d as to the mode of procedure Mr. Lroy F. Youmans, the assistant at orney general, replied in the following erm :"I am in rec ipt of yours of oday enclosing copy of yours of Oat ber 7th to Hcn. A. W. Jones, comp roller general. and his reply to you f this date. You ask that I instruct ou as to your duties in the premises If, of your own knowledge, you know, r if from Information obtained from thers you believe or if as a conclusion rom circumstances you have a just ause to believe and do believe that he bond clerk referred to has commit td the offense charged In the corres ondence, it Is yt ur duty to proceed n the criminal courts against the aid bond clerk. Civil proceedings. will be a matter for further consider tion." WARRAN~T sWORN OUT. When thus advised, Capt. Jennings asked the attorney general to make ut the warrant for the arrest of Mr. mmermnan. The warrant charges reach of trust with fraudulent intent ad larceny of St-ate bonds with the purpose ot devoting the proceeds to is own personal use. In his a?~davit upon which the war rant was issued, Treasurer Jennings recites the transactions narnted by Mr. Lnes and concludes: "T'nat at all these dates one Daniel ZEmmerman was the bookkeeper in the fice of the State treasurer and es pecialy entrusted by the three treas urers of the State named above in suc cession, with the performance of the duties of the treasurer in the surren der of Brown coupon bonds and tne is suance of stock certificates in exchaange therefore. "That in connection with these transactions, bonds surrendered and which should have been cancelled, ave been abstracted from the State State treasury and substituted at a later date for such bonds surrendered ~nd the numbers of cer'.ain bonds ave, this deponent Is informed and believes, been altered in the writing thereof to the prejudice of and with the Intent to defraud the State. "That this defendant is informed, has just cause to believe and does believe that the said Daniel Zmmer man has been guilty of the offenses above set forth; has in so doing comi mitted a breach of trust with frsuf'u lent intention, has stolen the band~s aforesaid the property of the State, has unlawfully increased the State's bonded debt to the extent of 812 500 besides $3,983 75 interest; that this deponent, Win. T. Bates, Win. H Timmerman, A W. Jones, J. Fuller Lyon, S. T. Carter, are material wit nesses to prove the same. When th~e examination was first con cluded, no evidence of fraudulent transactions during Capt. Jennings administrations had been discover-d. but -ey a carful revision it was found that there was ona such in A pril, 1901, two months after Capt. Jennings camne into c til -P. The full statement of thi items discovered is given elsew!ere Oe of these was on Jan. 15. 1931 j ist four days before D:. Timmermal turned the cifice over to Qp. Jen ninga. MR ZIMMERMAN S DISAPPEARANCE There was scme delay in the prep eration of the warrant and Dr. B ites and Dr. Timmerman, the two former State treasurers, wbo sti:1 have a very sympathetic regard for Mr. Z:mmer man, drove out to his house to pre pare him for what was coming and to make a final appeal to h!m to clear up tl'e matter if it lay witbin his power to do so. When they arrived at Mr. Z mmerman's bome about noon they were informed that he was at the in surance c ffice of Mr. S L. Miller They drove without delay to the office of Mr. Miller and were informed that Mr. Zmmerman had just left. That was about 1 o'clock and it was not until 4 o'clock that the warrant was placed in the bands of Sheriff Cole man. As soon as the warrant bad been sworn out, the news was made t u-lic, and Mr. Z;mmerman's friends -s well as the officers of the law were ,ll on the lookout for him, but he has not been seen since the tima cr about the time he left Mr. Miller's cffie. DR. TIMMERMAN HARD HIT. It wiil be some time before It can be told definitely in %hose administra tions these i ff Jrs cccurred, but at present it appears that the liabilities will be abrut as follows: W. T C Bates.......... 1,200 W. H. Timmerman... ...... 10,500 R. H. Jennings.............. 1,400 Total.... ............12,100 To this ot course must be added the interest wnica will increase the total amount lost by the State of Sjuth 0irolina and to be recovered on the "'nls, $3,902 Li. aI lieged that the fraudulent en .its *ere made in t.his wise: A party baving bonds might prefer stocks in exchange. The papers would be pre sented and the transfer made. Then instead of cancelling the bond the alerk in charge, apparently, w: uld take out one of the bands when there would be a large package and at scme ovenieut date would put it on tne market as if it were a negotiable in strument instead of a bond whose val idity had been wiped'out by the ex hange. The bonds of the State are payable to bearar, just as a bank note or other currency, and the stccks are payable to order only. The interest on the bonds is the ame as the interest on the stocks, b it the coupons on the bords may be presented by any one whereas the in erest on the stocks is sent in cheeks to parties in whose name the stocks alre made out unless the State treas er has been notified of the transfer f the stocks. For that reason many pople prefer stocks to bonds and there re issued sometimes as many as I, 350 stock certificates in a year. HOW IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE. To show how easily this kind of ransation might have been made witout discovery ex3ept by accident, there are on the books of the State treasurer bonds of this issue alone valued at $3,374,000 and stocks valued at $2 226,000. Since the date of the issue of these bonds there have been Issued 4.044 bonds of the denomina on of $1.000 and 2,134 bonds of the ~eomnation oL $500. Many of these ort d have been exchanged for stocks nd therefore it will be apparent that raudulent transactions might have ccurred as the employes of the treas rer's cif:e are considered above sus p1ion and the bonds are not counted. it is said that when a package of onds would be re-urnEd in exchange for stocks It would be very easy to can el nine of the b *nds and suibstitute for the tenth a ctrcelled bond which ad been taken uo several years be fore. The legislative investigating ommittee would count merely the onds as units without inspecting hem, and if the number corresponded with the Dumber reported ex~hanged for st-.cks within the year, there would e no suspicion of the fact that one f the bonds exchanged, for instance n 1895, had been substituted for a ond exchanged in 1900 and that the latter had been taken from the pack age and had been sold. The State woulA therefore be paying interest -on the bond which should have been can elled as well as upon the stock certi ficate which had been issued in place f the bond. As Mr. Z mmerman was charged 'ith taie custody of the bonds, as he the excaaoged bonds "cancelled" and was the one responsible for marking as the entries on the books were In his handwriting it is easy to connect him with the fraudulent exchange. Kis many friends hope that there will be some way in which the tmatter can be cleared up and Mr. Zimmerman prove that he was not guilty of the serious offenses charged. Mr. Ziaamerman surrendered on Wedesay and gave bond for seven teen thousand dollars for his appear ance at court. Kulled Two. John Price a young drug clerk, had a bttie with a band of Italians at Pw Paw Md., and Frank Ficco and G Dalessandro are dead, and Clemen to Rtonollee is said to be dying at the hospital. Price had had trouble with one of the Italians sis weeks ago, and Wednesday the men insulted him Pr.ce knocked knocki d him down, whereuponl a dczen Italians, with drawn revolvers and stilettos. drove nim from the train at Okonoko. IPrice hid In the rear when the train Ipulled out, and, reaching Paw Paw, ne got a revolver and opened fire. The Italiaus returned the fire but Price waR u harmd. He is in jail. The Miaotells his suoj 3cts that he is perfectly satisfied with the terms of the peace treaty and~ that is enough for theffi. But the inistei of waZ has taken the precaution tc forbid discussion os the matter in the army, under heavy penalties. Imper ial virtues are all right, but the hea vy hand of authority is not to be de pised. __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Kill~ed by Care. John Turner was Instantly kIlled ai Lumber, Florence county on Monda3 afternoon by being caughit betweer too lag cars while the train was it motion on the tram road of William & McKitanlS company, of which hi THE SCHEME, And How It Was Worked by thi Bond Clerk. SURRFNDERED BONDS Instead of Being Canc-.[led as the La% Provides, Were Sold by Somebody Connected With the Treasur ers Office as Will be Seen b) the Below. Followine is Comptroller Geners Jones' itemized statement covering ex amination of bond transactionsof S -ate treasurer's <cfice transactions of 1st, 1894, to date: On Feb. 2ad, 1895, E M. Moreland surrendered for exchaDge bonds Nos. 744, 745, 746 and 747 for $500 each, which were exchanged and ircluded in stock certifiates Nos. 542, 543 and 544 issued in the name of John Grim ball. The bonds appear upon the records to have b'en surrendered and exchang ed for stock certificates, but appear a second time as follows, to wit: April 22d, 1899, Charles L'>gan surrender ed for exchange bonds Nos 746, and 747 for $500 each which were exchwg ed and included in stock certificate N). 947, issued in the name of Chas Logan. May 23rd, 1901, E. M. M reland, surrendered for exchange bonds Nos 744 and 745 for $500 each, which were exchanged and included in stock, cr tifi:ate No. 1074 issued in the name of Mattie . R!ggs, trustee, and N) 1975. issued in the name of E. M. o. eland, Dec 3rd, 1895, E. M. Moreland sur rendered for exchange bonds Nos, 725 and 726 for 8500 each, which were ex changed and included in stock certifi cate No. 638, issued in the name cf Cas. S. Bennett. The above bonds appear again upon the records as follows: May 28, 1896 D. Chappelman, attorney, surrendered for exchange bonds Nos. 725 and 726 for s5(10 each, wh-ch were exchanged and' included in stock certificate No. 708, issued in the name of the Ger man-American Trust and Savings bank. Jan. 15th, 1896, E M. Moreland sur rendered for exchange bond No. 1173 for $1,000, which was exchanged and included in stock certifiOate No. 642, issued in the name of A. B. Murray. The above bond appears again upon the records as follows: Jan. 26th, 1898, R. M. Maranall & Bro., surrendered for exchange bond No. 1173 for 81,000, which was exchanged and included in stock certifieates Nos. 863, 864 and 865, issued in the name of M. E. White, et al. Jan. 24th, 1896, B. M. Moreland surrendered for exchange bond No. 361 for $500, which was exchanged and Included in stock certifiaate No. 649, issued in the na-ne of A. B. Murray. The above bond appears, a second time upon the record as follows: Jan. 26, 1898, B. M. Marshall & Bro., sur rendered for exchange bond No. 361 for $500, which was exchanlged and included in stock certificates Nos. 863 84, and 865, Issued In the name of i. B White, et. al. A pril 9th, 1896, Henry P. WIlliams, cashier, surrendered for exchange bond No. 1946 for 81,000; which was ex changed and included In stock certifi cate No. 687, issusd in the name of Carolina Srsvings bank. The above appears a second timer upon the reco-ds as follows: Jan. 5th, 1899, E. 3M. Moreland surrendered for xchange bond No. 1946 for 81.000, which was exchanged and included in stock certifioste No. 934, issued in the name of A. B. Murray. A pril 173h, 1896, Win. A. Nichol son & Son surrendered for excnange tond No. 8S4 for 81.000, which was xchanged and Included in stock cer tificates Ncs. 688 and 689, Issued in he name of Win. A. Nicholson & The above bpnd appears a second time upon the records as follows. Ot. 14th, 1899, Dwight Hughes surren ered for exchange bond No. 984 for 8,000, which was exchanged and in cluded in stock certtficate No. 974, Is sued in the name of Mattie E Riggs, execx. et. al. and No. 975 in the name of Frank F. Whilden. April 1750, 1896, Win. A. Nichol son & Son surrendered for exchange bonds Nos. 283 284 and 1944 for $500 each, which were exchanged and in cluded in stock ertificate N:,s. 688 and 699, issued in the name of Smn. A. Nicholson & Son Tne above bonds appear a second time upon the records as follows: Feb. l63h, 1897, Henry W. Frost & Co., surrendered for exchange bona No. 283 for $500, which was exchang ed and included in stock certificate No. 766, issued In the name of Henry W. Frust & Ce'. Jan. 26 m, 1898, R. M. Marshall & Bro., surrendered for exchange bonc No. 284 for 5500, whIch was exchanlg ed and included In stock certificat4 Nos. 683, 684 and 685, issued in the name of M. E. White et. al. Jan. 14th, 1901, R. M4. Marshall & Bro., surrendered for exchange tb'onc No. 1944 for 8500, which was exchang ed and incltded In stock certificate Nc. 1058. issued in the name of Rich ard J. Morris. Oct. 8th, 1896, W. A. Clark, presi dent, surrendered for exchange bonc No. 2552 for $1,000, wh!ch was ex changed and Included In stock certifi cate No. 739, Issued In the name o: the South C'Lrolinla Loan & Trust Co Te ab've bond appears a secord tm upon the records as follows: Feb 16th 189 , nyW. Frost & Co. surrendered for exchange bond Nj. 2552 for 81,000, which was ex -hanged and iLcuded in stcck certificate No. 766, issued in the name of Henry W. Frost & Co. Oct. 12 b, 1896 Wm. A. Nicholson surrendered for exchange bond No. 1896 for $1,000, which was exchanged and included in stock certifi:ate N>. 742, issued in the name of Wm. A. Nicholson. The above bond appears a semnd i time upon the records as follows: F3b. 1 -h, 1897, Henry W. Frost & Co., render. d for exchange b~nd 11o. 1896 for $1,000, which was exchanged and included In stock cer:ificate N>. 766, is ned in the name of Hrn y W. Frost & Co. Jan. 18th, 1897, Henry W Frost & Co., surrendered for exchange bona No. 2835 for $1,00), which was ex changed and included in stock certifi cate No. 763, issued in the name of Henry W. Frost & Co. The above bond appears a second time upon the records as follows: Feb. 10th, 1900, E M. Moreland surrender ed for exc'iange bond No 2325 for $1, 000, which was excbanged and Includ ed in stock certificate No 1,000, issu ed in the name of A B Murray. March 15th, 1897, Henry W. Frost & Co., surrendered for exchange bond No. 56 for $500, which was exchanged and included in stock certificate No. 770, issued in the name of Henry W. Frost & C. The above bond appears a second time upon the r.: cards as follows. Jan. 26:-h, 1898, E M. Marshall & Bro., <urrendered for exchange bond No. 56 for $500, which was exchanged and included in stock certificates Nos. 863 864 and 865, Issued in the name of M. E. White et. al. Ot 9th, 1897, Caas. Logan surren dered for exchange bond N7. 1447 for $500, which was exchanged and inc'u ed in stock certificate Ni. 837 Issued un the name cf Chas. L igan. Tae above bond appears a second time upon the records as follows: Jan. 26th, 1898, R. M. Marshall & Bro., surrendered for exchange bond No. 1447 for $500, which was exchanged and included In stock certificates Nos. 863, 861, and 865, issued in the name of M. E. White et. al. July 22id, 1898, Henry P. Archer surrendered for exchange bond No. 1035 for $500, which was exchanged and stock certificate 1:). 913, Issued in the name of Henry P. Archer. The above bond appears a sec nd time upon the records as fol'ows: Jan. 14th, 1901, R. M. Marshall & Bro., surrendered for exchange bond No. 1035 for $500, which was Fxchanged and stock certificat N). 1058, issued in the name of Richard J. Morris. HOLD YOUR COTTON. Fourteen R -asons Why the Farmers Should Do So. The following circular from Mr J. E. Wannamaker, President of the Orangeburg County Cotton Associa tion will be read with interest. Farmers, hold your cotton for high er price&1 Because it is worth 11 cents or more! Because It Is bound to seil at much hiher figures! Because the man who makes the cotton should help to make the price ! Because trade Is broad and strong, and record-breaking as to textiles! Because the mills are making mon ey on basis of 11 cents and 12 .cents cottot ! Because the world needsevery bale, and will take It greedily at 11 crnts If we would hold firm ! Because we are no longer slaves to the north, but 'free people with our banks fulil of money, and the merchants and bankers at our backs! Because we live in a record-bi eak tg age, and the present cotton crop, whch bas matured and opened unus ally early, will be found to be very short, when the world-wide and un precedented demand for cotton goods Is considered! Because the farmer needs the mon ey, and deserves it more than the speclator ! Bcause money don't buy as much now as formErl.! Beca e everytning the farmer buys has gon -p ln-prica, why not cotton! B; cause the Southern Cotton asso lation has fixed the price for good cotton at 11 cents, and this associa tion is fighting ourbattle, and has put millons of dc.1 ars in the pockets of southern people ! Because we should be true to south en manhood and the southlandi Because if we show the white feath er and sell, we will felt like kicking ourselves out of sight when cotton is selling at 11 cents to 12 1-2 per pound! Sand pat for 11 centE ,T. E. Wannamnaker, President O:angeburg Cotton Associa tion. He Meanl lt The Anderson Intelligencer says: "Gv. Hayward's election tpo the presi dency of a large warehouse company emphasizes his statement made some time ago that he would retire from politics at the end of his present term as governor. His tenure of the exeeu t~ive ct~ce has been marked by a com mndable firmness in dealing with diffcult public questions,and there are thousands of people over the State who will receive his announcement with regret. His administration has been a succesful one, and on more than one occasion he has displayed an admira ble spirit In enforcing the laws of the commonwealth In the face of an un friendly public sentimet." Gov. aHeyward in Atlanar. Gov- Heyward was the guest at At lanta of Gov. Terrell on Friday and Saturday last upou the occasion of President Roosev..lts visit to Atlanta. He was presented to the president by Georgia's c'ief executive and had a prominent partt In the reception accor ded the distinguished visitor. Gov ernor Heyward recently advised Gov ernor Terrell of his purpose to visit Atlanta to confer about the disputed boundary line between Georgia and South Carolina, and at the Invitation of Governor Terrell he agreed to re main over In Atlanta and meet Pres dnt Rjosevelt. AT OLD HOME. President Roosevelt Visits th Home of his Mother at TOWN OF ROSWILTIA The President Started on his Souther Tour on Last Wednesday From .Washington, azd is Royally Received Everywhere He Has Stopped. Made Several Speeches. President Roosevelt began hi Southern tour on last Wednesda3 morning' I2 the party were Mrs. R-osevelt, ;Secretary William L is Jr., Dr. P. M Rixey, surg!!on genera: of the navy, John A. M Phenry, o1 Louisiana, a member of the Presi dent's regiment of Brugh Riders, John U. Greenway, of Michigan, Johi S. Elliott, commnissioner of Vne Inter or for Porto R!c ; M. C. Latta, and John L. McGrew, stenographer Henry A. Strohmayer, photographer; Col. L. S. Brown, general agent of the Southern Riilwaj; representa ives of the three press associaions, two secret service cfl,ers and a corps f messsengers. Toe B -st stop was mide at F.eder lksburg, V&., where the party was reeted by a large crowd. Tne next stop was at Athland, Va, where gain the president was heartily wel omed by a rousing crowd. At both places the president made short peechies from the rear of his car. At Richmond, Va., he was received with reat pomp and ceremony by the itizens; the streets were literally rowded with people, who seemed de ermined that R e-lz oL...i would do er full share tow -.ra, entertaining he Pcesident and M . 9.r im reel at aone in the South ti u de a speecn omplimenting th; U2 feerate sold er very highly. IN NORTH CATLINA The first stop the President made n North Carolina was at Rileigh, where he was royally entertained. rousands of people met the train nd the greatest enthusiasm preval d. At Charlotte an immense crowd were at the depot when the train ar tved. The crowd was so greas that ally 10,000 were denied the privilege f hearing him. He created the wild st enthusiasm by referring to the Kecklenburg Declarition of Indepen erc, Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, who ves here, and Lieut. William R' 3hipp, a monument of whom he pas ed en route to the park. MEETS MRS. STONEWALL JACKSON. The fature of his stay here was bs meeting with the widow of Stone wall Jackson. Mrs. Jackson lives in i stone's throw of the station and she was present there when the train pul. ed in as the head of a company o. ades appointed by Mayor McNinca o receive Mrs. Roosevelt. Wnen he as introduced he took her hand and emained talking for fully fiva minu tes. "Mrs Jackson, you do not know ow glad I am to meet you. ha2 the widow of the great Stone' all Jackson. Why it is worth the hole trip down here to have the hance to shake your hand." He re erred to her grar dion, Jackson hristi'an, whom he appointed to a ~adetship .at W~est Pint. He is a ighty fine fellow, Mrs. Jackson; a mghty fine fellow, by Jove." REACHEs ATLANTA. The President's visit to Atlanta Friday was a marked event in the history of the State of Georgia. He was greeted on his arrival by her ost distinguished citizens and brogh the day on every hand were houted words of welcome that left o room for doubt of their sincerity. Te city was in gala attire ano busi ess was practilly suspended that ill mlgnt greet the distinguished uest. South Carolina, in the person f Gov. Heyward, added its welcome o the south in no uL clrtain tones. Nmerous extra trains brought their urdens of Geggians from the sur oundrg country and cities, adding o the cit. z:n attendance and it was estimated that not less than 100,000 persons saw and welcomied the :resident. HIS MOTHER'S HOME. President Roosevelt Friday carried out his long cherished plan of visiting the heme of a s eother-Rswelt, Ga. ne of his reasons for ecming s':uthl was that he might see the old home stead where his mother spent he:t girhood and which she left a happ3 bride. That the visit was fraugn' with many tender recollections was evident, and as his c .rriage drove a way from the old Bulloch mansior where his mother liyc d and married, the president 'ourmured to Mrs. Eoosevelt, "I can hardly 1:.ave here. The president reached Roswell at 7 3( o'clock Friday morning and y a' - jint here by Senator and Mrs. Clay, wh< were his guests at breakfast. Hi then er.t ;red a carriage and was driv en to the mansion. This fine olc omestead is now the proerty of J. D. Wing, a lumnber merchant of this see fGion, who lives mn It with his sister Ers. Wood, the post master at Ros, well. WELCOMED BY A sTUDENT. From the homestead the presiden1 was driven to the town park, where stand had been erected from whici he delvered an address. He was we] c:rmed to Roswell by Charles M. Reed a student of Mercer university, wh< in the course of a well chosen address said the only reason he culd see fo: the selection of himself to deliver thia welcome was because of the president' well known fondnems for having young men identified with public al-a Senator A. S. Clay Introduced the pres Ident, who was enthusiastically greet ed as he arose to speak. He said: "Senator, at dyou, my friends, uhon it is hard for me not to call my nieign bors, for I feel as if you were: "You can have no idea of how muci i+ manso nme to ma hack to R~o weil, to the borme of my m'thler and my mother's pecple, and to see the pot wbich I already know so well from what my mother and my aunts told me. It has been exactly as If I were rE-visitirg some old place of my echildhood It has meant very much to me to be introduced by Senator Clay. Senator Clay bas been altogether teo kind in what he said about me. N~w I am going to sa) nothing whatever tut the bare facts abcut Senator Clay, and these facts amount to this: If the average man I had to deal with iz publ c life possessed Senator Clay's fihn. devotion to what he deems right my a task would be so easy that it would not be worth mentioning. I have gore to Senator Clay for advice and counsel and help ever sincs I have been In Washington. just as I went to Senator Cockrell of Missouri while he was in t-he senate, with the certainty that all t had to do was to convince him that v .t he wanted dine was right-I : uld not always convince him-but if i did convince him that was the end of it-'1e went that way. HIS EARLIEST RECOLLECTIONS. 0 1my friends, I hardly like to say how deeply my heart Is moved by coming back here among you. Among the earliest rdcollections I have as a child is hearing from my mother and my aunt, MISS Annie Bulloch as she was then, about Rosweil; of how the Pratts and Kings and Dunwoodys and sullochs cama here first to settle, abjut the old homestead, the house on tne hill, about the Caattahooche, about all kinds and sorts of incidents that would not interest you, but inter ested me. a great deal when I was a child. "I wish I could spend heurs here to look all through and see the different placis ab;ut which I have heard all kinds of inctdents. All those anecdotes" looking back now. I cin see, taught me an enormcus amount, perhaps all the more because they were not in tended to teac'a anything. I think per haps we are very apt to learm most when neither we nor the people talk ing to us Intend to teach anything. if anybody starts to teach us something we are a little apt to resent it and as sume a rather repellent attitude. All those stories of the life of those days taught me what a real home life, a real neighbor life, was and suould be. Ljoking back now at what I learned cnreugn the stories of the cblidhood of my mother, my aunts, my uncles, I .an understand why the boys and girls of R~swell of that time grew up to be men and women who were go.d ser vants of the community, who were good husbands, good fathers, good wives and mothers; how It was rhat they learned to d> their dut) aright in peace and in war also. "It has been my very great good fortune to have the right to claim that my blood, is half southern and half northern, and I would deny the right of any man here to feel a greater pride in the deeds of every southerner than I feel. Of the cnildren, the brothers and sisters of my mother who were born and brought up in that house on the ill there, my two uncles after wards entered the Confederate ser v.c, and served in the Confederate navy. Oae, the younger man, served on the Alabima as the youngest off car aboard her. He was captain of one of her broadside 32 pounders In her fiaal fight and when at the very end tne Alabam~a was sinking and the Kearsarge passed under her stern and came up along the side that had not been engaged hitherto, my uncle,- Irv ing Buliocn, shifted his gun from one side to the other and fired the two last snoss fired from the Alabama. A PRotD KINsHIP. "Jas. LDunwood Bullock was art ad miral In the Confederate service. Of all the people I have ever met he was the one that came nearest to that beautiful creation of Thackery-Col. Newcome. Men and wcmen don't you think that I have the ancestral right t'i claim a proud kinship with those who showed their devotion to duty as they saw the duty, whether they wore the gray or- whether they wore the blue? All Americans who are worthy the name feel an equal pride in the valor of tnose who fought on one side or the other, provided only that each did with all 'his might and soul and mind his duty as it was giveni him to see his duty." The president next was driven to the old Presbyterian church in which his grandfather, James Bullock, was once a leading member. Mr. Bulloch ped dead in this church while e uing a Sunday school class in 1849, and among those presant in tne church today were three members of tnat class whO were present at the timr. Tae venerable pastor of the church, R ay. Dr. W. E. Baker, offer d prayer and the presioent and Mrs. Roosevelt then shook hands with a number or the townspeople, many of whom had known the president's mother. On the way to the train the prcsident stopped for a moment at the home of Dr. Baker, where bp met the pastor's wife, who was one of his mother's brijesmaids. In the escort, which conducted the president from his train to the differ. ent points he visited, was Warren E rockett, who was a member of CaL. R&osevelt's regiment during the Span )ish war. The rEception of the presi dent at the old home of his mother >was a cordial one. The people greet ed him both as president and as the son of onc of their neighbors. Many I were the kind references to his moth er from those who knesw her and many were the expressions of good ,will toward her distinguished son. -The president,s train left for- Atlanta shortly Qef ore 10 o'clock. A iard Job. I The N~ewberry Ooserver says farm ers will have to protect their farms and their labor from the blind tiger. They can do it, but it will require very positiveand determined action. Herein Is one of the great benfits of r neighborhood control, which can be secured by the organization of law and order leagues in the several scool districts. - Burned to De ath. A negro child was burned to death on Thursday in York c~unty, having been left alone in the house while its parents were out cotton-pickins. And two others in the same county 1 were burned to death under similar icn. ance on Saturday. A SAD TALE Of the Sea Told by Two Survi vors of a Shipwreck. BRITEN TO PIECES Off the Coast of South Carohna, Six Members of a Schooners Crew Found Gravts in the Deep, After Many Days of Most Terrible Suffering. A story of a North Atlantic ship wrcck, In which eight seamen suffer ed so fearfully from exposure, hunger and thirst that six of them either died outright, were washed away, or, crazad by their fearful experience, threw themselves Into the sea, -was told by the two survivors of the. coasting schooner Van Name and King,'of New Haven, Conn, which was beaten to pieces by a gale off the South Carolina coast on October 6h. Tne two men wio lived through the five days and were rescued by the schooner Stinman F. Keay, which arrived at Biston, Mass., on Tuesday of last week, are Win. Thomas and Wm. G. Warner, both about 29 years.: old, six feet three inbes tal, and hail from Antigua, British West In dies. The six who, one Iby one, su cumbed, were Capt, Wm. A.- Max well, of New Jersey, 'Mate E. Chase, home unknown; enginter , German, name unknown; o steward, name nnown; colored men, Wm. Grizell and Alfred Arthur both of Jamaica. The Van Name and King,. has been plying up and down the coast since 1886, left Cnarles S. . C., for New York on Oct. 3, with a cargo of hard pine. Two days later, she ran into a heavy gale and after wallowing anaUt In the great seas for seteral hours sprang - a .leak Te pumps were started, but within a short time the engine room was flood ed and the pumps choked. At 8 o'clock on the morning of Oct. 6, with her hold nearly full ot water., the little schooner was hove down on her beam ends. The crew clamored up on the weather side and -asbe themselves to bulwarks. Tmere they remained washed by the'seas that broke iernlealy over them all day Friday. That. night the storm ineressed in fury and one great wave crashed aboard, breaking both legs of Seaman Arthur and sweeping Grizell from his fastenings. Arthur's companions could do nothing to ease his sufer ings, but when on Saturday the schooner turned completely over the managed to cut his lashings and him on a piece of the after house. JIu was several hors before they werie all buddkc d together on theirlittle raft. That night Arthur died in the arms of Capt. Maxwell and his body was dropped overboard. Sunday brought - a ray of hope, when a craft was sighti ed but the gloom shutin again as ghe passed by without heeding the little group of sesman who were frantically signalling her. That night the waves svbuided and a little rain fell which - was eagerly caught In a tarpaulin and brought some slight relief. It was only temporary and not long afte Mate Chase's mind gave wdIe e tirely and the craft was aga-n Lght ened when he jumped into ubnea The next victim was Capt. MLaxwell who on Monday forenoon became~ vii lently Insane and followed hi.s mate's example of aels-desibruction as a r to his sutrings. The speaeef of two men throwing thems~elves into the sea proved too mucn for toe Go. man engineer adid a few hours leu,.r he, too, leaped to his death. - The last victim was the colored. steward, who died Monday night and. whose body was consigned to the wat ers by the two rekialning seaman. Be lief came 12 hours later when tne schooner Stillmnan F. Kelly, b:.uad up the coast from Ceylon, G orgia, to this port, sighted the little craft and hove to alongside. - Both Thomas and Warnar h::d to be taken off in slings, and for two. days were unable to move. The reicus took place off Cape Lookout. Tao Kelly arrived this afternoon but the seamen were still too exhausted to land. ______ A Dynamite Oucrage. A chiarge of dynamite, exploded in the doorway of the grocery store of Antonio Garbalvo, at 13 Stanton street, on the East Side, New York, early Wednesday morning, wrected the lower half of the front of the buil ding, shattered windows In the tene ments above and threw into a panic hundreds of tenants in the neignbor hood. No one was seriously injared. Tao outrage Is believed to have been, directed againsa Garbalvo, who with ris t wo sisters. occupies living rooms at the rear of the store. Garbalvo a week ago rcalved a Black Hand let ter demanding $1,000 Died at lisa Post. Felix King, son of a wealthy New York mnan,died Wednesday night at the Marine hospital at Memphis Tenn King was a Mississippi river pi lot and was stricken while at the wheel of the government steamer Parker. He leaves a wife and son here in poverty, though his widowed mother and a married sister in New York and two brothers in Detroet are. said to he wealthy. Cut off from'hls own acts,Kingrefusedto Inform them of his wants and was tended and bu-. ried by the government he served. His wife hopes to find the New York address of his relatives. Mutinous Stokers. Thirty-three firemen 0-2 the White tar line steamer Oceanic were arrested upon the arrival of the vessel at Liver pool, charged with combining to re ruse to obey the masters command, have been sentenced to seven days Im prisnnent