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Vol. XIII. LANCASTER, S.C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1904 No 46 L : A FATAL AFFKAY AT MONKOE. J. E. Wilhelm Shot to Death by Henry M. Eiibanks. Special to Charlotto Observer Monroe,Jan.27 -This morning at 11 o'clock the people of this place were much startled and distressed to know that a trag^ edy'had boon enacted in tlm store room of the Heath-Lee Hardware Company, wherein Mr. J. E. Wilhelm was shot to death by Henry M. Eubanks The principals are familiar figures here and the news of the homicide will be greatly deplored by their friends and acquaintances everywhere. Eubanks is a son of Thomas C. Eubanks, of this county, and a brother of I)r. J.E. Eubanks, the coroner of the co in'y. He came to Monroe about two years ag > and was engaged as salos man by tho Heath Leo Hardware Co. at tho time of the fatal occurence. Last Sunday he was married to Miss Lula Doster, daughter of Mr. J. F. Doster, of this county, ai Wax haw. Mr. Wilhelin has boon living in Monroe six or eight k n n years and has been connected with a distillery, a store and soino lumber business here, and latterly in South Carolina. For some time he or his wi'e conducted the old Central.Hotel here and only moved out of it about tho 1st of this month. About Christmas some sen(antinnnl tldi-in.! ^ ovx/i *v>o >*uic tv; si/iut? extent circulated as to an alle ged occurence between Wilhelm and Eubanks at the Central Hotel, whore the latter boarded. The facts hs to that difficulty are difficult to a*c -rtain, as also in the present install 'o ; but Kubanks came out of it with bruises about the eyes and showed signs < f having been roughly handled. This breach was apparently healed until the devo'opmonts of this week showed the contrary. Tho facts a* stated, are closely withhold bjr those who know anything, but, it is said, Wilhelm approached Eubanks last Monday for an allidavit to clear lip rumors This Eubanks refused, except to clear himself. | Yesterday afternoon Wilhelm sought Eubanks for another interview, which was apparehtly without result. Today about 11 o'clock, while Eubanks was engaged in measuring otF rope , ho was approached again by Wilhelm and struck on tho head twice with a r?i?e? nf irr?ri I- ~ " being felled to the floor. Eu banks began to fire and sho* four times, three shots taking effect. One ball struck the loft arm and ranged up into the shoulder. Oue shot struck the ^ left side three inches beiow left nipple, four inches to the left of median line, ranging up wards. One shot struck Wilf helm's hand as he was probably trying to wrench the pistol I BIB I Am Goi Bn less r ^ leave Lan< entire line of C ing Goods, She thing in my stc cost. I have b been well patr yon; but my 1 have the chanc than they have I Have a as you can find 44way down." you will have t "come a-runnin Househo in which you v\ forget this sale Everything mi to whether or Come before t We just want ' at the store of away from Ktihauks. This is shown by blood oil the pistol and powder stains, on Wil helm's hand. The latter fell, and died in 30 minutes. He had no pistol, so far as known, wnilo Eubanks was armed with two and seemingly, therefore, expecting an attack. Eubanks surrendered to the sheritf at once and is now in jail. He has employed Redwin and Stack for his defense. The fu-1 neral will be held tomorrow af-1 ' .ernoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. D. Reese William* of Lancaster, who has many friends in Columbia, ha3 been spending a few days with his brother, Hon. T. Y. Williams.?State, 2nd inst. Mr. W. B. Twitty, one of HeAth Spring's livt)?i merchants, was in town one day last week. BflRGI ng to Leave L rHAN 2 WEEKS :aster, and will offer to dothing, Shoes, Hats, < )wcases, Stoves, Lamps >re, not only at cost, >een with you for three onized, for which I s eaving will be your ga e of a lifetime to buy ever been offered yo s Nice Line c l anywhere, and am goi So if you need anythi o come within the nex I will also offer i Id & Kitchen F /ill be edven endless hn ?it means MONEY ist be sold, and you ai not you want to sa^ everything is picked o to show you how far ; Yours truly, R. MI] Social Lancaster. Special to The State Lancaster, Jan. 30.? The regular meeting of the Ladies' Curd Cluh was held Thursday afternoon at the residence of Col. A. R. Banks. Miss Edith Stewart was the hostess aiul entertained her cruests nharmintflv. i r>-j ' The game played was progr? snive whist,and the prize, a silver hat pill, was won by Mrs. R. L. Crawford. Dainty refreshments wore served, Miss Ivy Crawford and Miss Estelle Carpon ter acting as waiters. The members of the club present were: Mrs. J. H. Witherspoon, Mrs. C. D. Jones, Mrs. R. L. Crawford, Mrs. M. J. Perry, Mrs. Hall Witherspoon, Mrs. G. B. Barron,Misses Meta Jones, Lizzie and Carol Conors. Miss Moll Kaminer of Gadsden, was the guest present. It was the privelege of the mH iancaster * I am going to ? the public my Gents Furnish?in fact everyhut way below years and have incerely thank in, for you will goods cheaper u in this city. if Goods ng to sell them ng in my line t few d.iys and or sale all my 'urniture rgains. Don't in your pocket. "e the judge as /e your money, vcr or all gone. i dollar will go * * I i LES | Friday Afternoon Rook Club to meet with Mrs. vV.McI). Brown' to he entertained. The subject j of the Literary programme was : ) New Orleans, "Queen of the Valley Thou Art Beautiful." "Tim Southern Capital,"? Mrs. .J. P. Hunter. "As a Summer Town,"?Mrs Ernest Moore. "Places of Note,"?Mrs. L. C Payseur. "From a Commercial Stand point,"?Mrs. T. J. Strait. "Noted Characters,"?Mrs. W. C. Thomson. "The Negro Inhabitants,"? Mrs. T. Y. Williams. Mr. John M. Lliusou o 1 Longs ville and Mr. W. U. Clybufn of tlaile Gold Mine were in town Monday. Mrs. Leroy Davidson of Kershaw came up several days ago on a visit to her cousin, Miss Counie Witherspoon. COST OF PANAMA CANAL Will Take Nearly Two Hundred Million hollars More. It is estimated that if will cost the United State* $184,233,358 to acquire and complete the Panama canal, besides the amount to be paid to the government in control of the isthmus for the concess ions, says the New York Tribune. Already there has been an immense amount of money and energy expended mwthe canal. It is safe to say that ft sum more than sufficient to dig a waterway from ocean to ocean at sea level has neen collected from investors at different times in its history. Whe De Lesseps organized the first company in 1SS0 tor the construction of the canal, it started work with a paid up capital of $60,000,000. For eight years the company toiled, employing at times as many as fifteen thousand men. Then came a necessity for changing the plans and the company failed, after collecting in round figures from the sale of stock Hnd bonds $260,000,000. Of this it was shown that the expenditures nntoallv isthmus amounted to $156,400,000 and that the cost of excavation ' and embankment propor amounted to $88,600,000. The ultimate cost was then estimated at $174,600.000. For several years an eH'ort wrf made to capitalize a new company to complete the work, and at last, in 1804, the present Panama Canal Company was organizud with a paid up capital of $13,000,000. Siuce that time work has advanced at the rate of about 1,000,000 cubic yds. of excavation tHch year. The total amount of excavation up to the present time has been about 81,000,000 cubic yards Unfortunately. only about 40,000,000 cubic yards of this is available for the waterway proposed in 1890-1000 by the canal commission, of which KearAdmiral Walker was president. The Walker com mien inn's ro in eluded thin available excavation in the $40,000,000 to be paid the canal company for its .vork.maps, records, drawings, and the property of the Panama Railroad Co. The commission estimated that the total amount of excavation which would be required for the canal to be built from its plans, exclusive of that for the Bohio dam and the Oieanti spillway, would be 04.803,703 cubic yards. The work remaining to be done, thereff.ro ronruoonia .l.HV. . . x/. w. v j i v i'* v oo ma iiiv unirience between tlie amount of available excavation which it will acquire by purchase from the Panama Canal company, or nearly three fi'ths of the entire work. It is estimated that the cost of this work will be .$114,233,358, in addition to the sum to be paid, to the present owner of the property. By the time it is completed more than $450,000,000 will have been obtained in one way or another for use in building the canal, while nearly $312,000,000 will have actually been Hpent in connection with its construction and administration. It was the intention of the Panama ('anal company to make the canal 20.5 feet deep. The increased dimensions of steamers now being built has made it necessary to plan for a much deeper canal, and the Walker commission's plans are for a waterway 36 feet deep. Mr. K. B. Mobley of Rock Hill wan in town Monday. Mr. J. L. Rodman of Waxhaw, N. C., attended the land sales here Monday. Miss Nell Kaminer, who hae been hereon a visit to her cousin, Mrs. M. S. Witherspoon, has returned to her home at Gadsden.