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CA AK OP &*B. EVANS IS HEEORE Si PHKME COl RT. Hlgheat Tribunal Make? Investigation of Charge? by J. Fr?ser Lyon, For saee Attorney (.mtril. The Stale. A miM >f testl?*">ny waa given at the hearing on the disbarment pro? ceedings against Barnard B. Evans, attorney, of Columbia before the su? preme r?>urt yesterday. Thr entire morning session was consumed with the presentation of the cas* against Evana The afternoon session waa given up to the testimony of the wit? nesses for the defense. The hearing wilt be continued st 10 o'clock this morning in the supreme court at the State house. There were many pres? ent at the hearing yesterday. Evans la represented by C. P. Sanders of ^partanburg and P H. Nelson of Co? lumbia The prosecution is being con ducted by Wade Hampton Cobb. so- | llcttor J Eraser L},. i. former attor? ney general, who brought the pro feedings, was present at both sessions ( yesterday Following the reading of the com? plaint attorneys for the defense made a motion to quash the proceedings. After considerable argument the court ruled that the hearing must proceed The ma<n contention of the attorneys for the defense was that the prm onl logs should be quashed, because the Information given aa to the action of Evans waa not based on a resolutton of a bar association, that it eras not verified and that the charges In the complaint should be presented to s grand Jury and not to the supreme court "The charge of the court Is against the motion to quash." said C. A. Woods, acting i fc?M justice, following a conference with the associate Jus tie ea Following the ruling of the court C. P. Sanders read the return oi" Evans. The court decided to elimi? nate the hearing on acts charged against Evana before he was admitted to (be bar.. The court took unJor onslderuthin the question of admit? ting the testimony relative to th* 'harge* against three Saluda county Tttsens by ICvana during a campaign speech at Spartanburg last summer tnd at the afternoon session excluded the testimony. The first witness called for the pfosscut'og was Oeorge P. flatter of j sVluJ.t. He gave testimony relative o a checS for hum.9?. Evuna la el? ated to bate signed and collected. This check was drawrt by Frank dt tons of Augusta, and according to tes imony was to have been paid by Qvana to Salter. who had borrowed! ?me money to pay a mortgage. The ? witness said thst Evans gave him his personal check for a larger amount ?od that It waa later turned down. Frank A Sons la' r made the amount good to Mr. Pol! e aatd that Frrnk At Sons sen' of the original Sfeggfc? With r e signed to it. ( J lumbia told of Cashing ll for 919890 for i if that it was later tun gd He said that he later SSAj In the hands of a local and that John Gary Evans f ? artanburg. brother of Rarnard 11 ans. paid the amount. Consider ibla time was consumed by the va? rious witnesses in giving testimony as to this check. Oeorge R Rembert said that as attorney for Mr. Robertson he had collected the amount on the check He said that he had notified Barnard B. Evans that the check had been returned and that later John Clary Evans paid the full amount . T E Howling, a druggist of Saluda. <ave testimony relative to a claim of 1101 of the Murray Drug Company of "olumbla which Evans is alleged to taw collected. Mr Dowhnr said tint he amount of his hill with tin- Co umbia concern wa? lift and that Kvaru Had told htm that Dr. MtfJffSfl nad agieed to reduce the amount to lloj The witness said that h. nil aatd r.vaa? a total of lit! m small iad received several re ??neral receipt. He had I d paid Dr \V J. Mur ?v I >i UK compan> r iv e ... the DowhiiK claim bad Oeen placed in Ibe liaiids of RvSSsi fuf ?olle? ihm. but that Evans bad not elurned il?e money collected. Dr vJnrrav said the ? lain- was (hen dated in the hands of n Columtai aw firm and ihm later John Uury Cvani of Spartanhur* bad paid the .mount Dr Murray said th.it In hot ie\er authorised a redm I. ot tin lalm Waller T tlreen of Columbia alO that the claim against Rvsns fol 1103 had gggSJ plae, d with the tlrm ie represented end that it was n? \ ei olle? ted J Nelson FflefSOg of the sw firm of Iturron. Mooie. r.aiiou At JcKmv said that John Cat v Evans iad paid the amount, tin- i hum hav? ing heen plnead with bis hrm for CO|? ectlon. H N Edmunde. Robert Moorman. ) Duncan Hetlinger, It BeVSflj ller ?ert. Jarne-t II Eowb-s, Jr. I? W RohinMori. ettavnays or Columbia in repit to questioni ss to the reputation BELGIUM STRIKERS WIN. (iOVF.UNMKNT PIUPUUD TO ACCEPT FHANC'IHSK SYST MM. Adoption of Conciliatory lW^olutlon by thumb* r of Deputies Will I .ml the Qgggg Strike ami Business Paralysis Will bv Believed. Hi issels April 20.?opinion In gen erul political dries Is thut at the ses? sion of the chamber of deputies 'Tues? day the government will be prepared to accept the conciliatory motion of I tili Liberal leader, M. Masson. This provides that if the parliamentary tomn.lttee recently appointed to con? sider the reform of the provincial and communal franchise system involves a plan which appears to be a mani? fest improvement on the present i methods, tl ??n the advisability of re- j vising parliamentary elec tions along ? the same linea shall immediately be considered. The adoption of this motion by the chamber would mean the end of the strike which is paralyzing Belgium's industries?a strike which, judging from prejent indications, has not yet reached anything like high water mark. It is known that several of the more moderate clerical deputies' do not sympathize with the govern-1 merit's uncompromising attitude. The clerical deputy. M Qoblet of M?ns, said today: "I was prepared last Friday td sup? port M. Masson's motion it it had been put. I sincerely hope that it will be adopted on Tuesday." of Barnard B. Evans a.') to "honesty and veracity," said that it was "bad." The attorneys for the defense ques? tioned these witnesses as to what they had heard. Several specific instances were given by the witnesses as to al? leged wrongdoing on Evans' part. Several said that they had heard many attorneys give opinions on Evans. H. W. Shand, senior member of the Co? lumbia bar, knew nothing of Evans' reputation except that "it was not very good in the matter of collecting money for other people." J. A. Car? son and E. P. Berry and M. P. Pitts, all of Saludu, said that the reputation of Evans "was not very good." A i the afternoon session the su? preme court ruled that It wus not necessary for the prosecution to put up witnesses relative to the charges by Evans in the campaign last sum? mer against several citizens of Sa luda county. The court held that in? asmuch as the return did not deny the charges, that they were admitted, und as there was no Issue of fact that the testimony would be excluded. The attorneys for the defense stated that they did not mean to admit the facts in the return. After some discussion it was decided to amend the return by inserting a statement that Evans believed the charges when he made them and that he did not make ;hem with malice. Following the ruling 1 y the court several witnesses for the prosecution gave testimony. B. F. SamUe. sheriff of Saluda; B. W. Crouch, attorney, and E. W. Able, attorney denied the charge^ made by Evans in his Spar tanburg speech. The testimony of these witnesses closed the case of the State. 8everal witnesses were then called by the defense to testify as to the reputation of Barnard B. Evans. The following witnesses gave testimony, saying that they would "believe him on his oath " John T. McCain, J. L. Mimnaugh. N. W. Brooker, F. C. Blg by. S. J. Miller. John Civil, F. S. Earle. Samuel Owings. W. W. Bruce, Lawson I>. Melton. Mrs. Scott Brown, W U Smuak, W. J. Blackman. John Clary Evans of Spartanburg a brother of Barnard B. Evans, gave testimony for the defense. He said that he had paid the two claims made against his brother and had never questioned either one He said that his brother had not been notified of Ism pawia nt ol the i lame He said that the claim for $lfl had been puui because ho did not wish i dis i lagreement between h?-? brother and Dr. W J Murray. Barnard B Evans, taklni ?in- stand, mads answer to the charges contain? ed "t tin- . omplalni He reiterated his charges against B w. Crouch, ?5 I" Kample and H W \h|e in ropl) to the char**** contained in the complaint that during the year i pi?, .i Krank & Sons of Augui is m ill t.. him their cheek for 919H.90, payable to Qoo, L Kalter, grid that this ? heck was not delivered, the fol? low no- i. pis was made bv Kvans In ' his return That at said times this respondent was practicing Ian in the county of SaltldSi ami. while ho do nit; to ted as agent for unite a number of 11> i Bona Who desired to borrow money, among them being the afore? said C?eo 11 Salter. That as such agent he negotiated loans ami boi rowed money for quite h number of persons fiom the said Frank A Sons. That In this particular in? stance he indorsed the check as at? torney In fact" for said Qoo. L Saltei ? ml as be honest k thought and be? lieved ami believes he wes authorised io ib. in tin particular Instance; thai ALLIES ACCEPT TERMS. RESERVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR FUTURE ? BIT 1iE M E N T. Kalk an States KcIum- to Concede Everything Bnitjponu Concert Do? rna ii<U at Once. Athens, April 21.?The reply of the Balkan allies was presented to the European powers today. It is a gen? eral acceptance of difference between Turkey and allies, with the reserva? tion, however, that the questions of disposal of the Aegean islands and the delimitation of the frontiers of Thrace and of the future state of Al? bania shall be left open foi debate between the allies and the powers dur? ing negotiations. CUTS ALL COMMCXCATION. Montenegrin Government Allows No ' Telegrams to Pass. .London, April 22.?The Cettinje Correspondent of The Times by in dtfeet route telegraphed that the Montenegrin government had stop-1 ped all communication between Montenegro and the outside world. No telegrams are being accepted. It is believed that the decree of isola- j tlon is connected with negotiations' for the surrender of Scuf.ri. ULTIMATUM TO MONTENEGRO. Commander of International Fleet I Menaces Mountain Kingdom. Antivari, Montenegro, April 21.? An ultimatum was sent to Montenegro today by the commander of the in? ternational fleet blockading the coast, j It declares that, unless Montenegro immediately withdraws her Hoops from Scutari, the fleet will land troops at Antivari, Dulclgno and San Giovan? ni di Midua. An officer was landed at Carraro and conveyed the ul tlsaatum to Cettinje. ICE BLOCKS SHIPPING. Threatens to Cause Trouble for Grain l loa I* on the Lakes. Snult St. Marie, Mich., April 22.?A blockade of lake carriers equalling that of the spring of 190?, when large fleets both up and down bound were detnined at the Soo and above White Fish Point for ?Vit a week by late ice, tonight bids fair to occur again this year. Approximately 123 grain boats are there, headed for Buffalo. The windrows of ice are 20 to 40 feet, deep 'n placs. The food and fuel situation on the' fleet standing at White Fish Point is causing an anxiety. TROOPS TO STAY IX TEXAS. Gen. Wood Declares Second Division Of Army W1U Remain Mobilized at Galveston and Texas City. Qalveston, Texas, April 22.?Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff, de? clared tonight that the second divis? ion of the United States army will re? main mobilized at Galvcston and Texas City "until the causes of the mobilization are removed." "I do not know just how long the division will remain mobilized," he said, "nor does any other man know. | The division will remain any length Of time, from one week to one year. I am t>ure the stay will be a long one, six months or longer." Gen. Wood, who is on a tour of Inspection of border camps, visited Fort Crockett here today and express? ed satisfaction with regard to camp conditions. said check was delivered to one Rob? inson, a friend of this respondent, to be cashed by him, that said respond? ent paid to your respondent a part of the money on said check at one time, the balance being paid at other times. Thai after receiving the money he told Salter he was pre- , pared to pay him the money, and j Sailer replied that the matter was in the hands of Mr. Crouch and there after v hen he learned that the said check Aas in the hands of Mr. Rem berl "f the < ity of Columbia, he went t.. the office "i aid Rembert for the purpose of taking up ihe same, but t<?und Mi. Rembert ?an of the office and foi this n did noi then take said check as your respondent fully intended slid propoaed hi do." it aas further stated thai his brother paid the amount ?d the ?heck without his knowledge, !!?? said In his return that "in Indorsing said check and having the same cashed he was acting honestly snd he verll) thought und bell Ved ami had no in tentlon of depriving either Mr, Saltei ? a Messrs Krank *\< Sons or .? r Rob? inson <d tin it money." The witness answering thi charge relative to the Murruy < latin for $i<>;;, admitted that he was employed as sgenl to collect for iiw Murruy Drug company und said thai he had collected some money from Mr Rowling of Saluda. but that It had been applied tu other claims, He said that he gave the receipt In the name of tin Murru) Drug Company. < but that i he amounts collected had [been sent l<> tlnus outside Ihe Slate CALIFORNIA BENT ON TROUBLE REPUBLICAN BULL IfOOBE LEU 1SLATI HI-] STRONGLY ANTI JAPANESE. There Appears to Bo a fined Deter niluatlon to Enact the Objectionable Law and Thereby Embroil Federal Government In Trouble With Ja? pan? Washington, April 22.?An ex? change of telegrams between Presi? dent Wilson and Gov. Hiram Johnson of California, expressing on one hand an appeal that no anti-alien legisla? tion discriminatory against Japanese be passed and on the other assurance from California that no violation of: treaty obligations was contempalted, left the White House and official cir? cles tonight uncertain as to future developments. Gov. Johnson's response to Presi? dent Wilson's telegram of appeal was taken at the White House to be of a friendly and reassuring nature. When it was pointed out to officials that not? withstanding assurances that no treaty obligations would be violated Gov. Johnson had used in his tele? gram the language relating to aliens "ineligible to citizenship" in fore- j casting the kind of bill that would be passed, there was no disposition to regard the utterance as forecasting' the passage of the assemblv bill containing that phraseology against j which Secretary Bryan in his first telegram to Gov. Johnson had legis tered a strong protest. Later, however, news from Sacra- 1 mento indicating that the California governor and legislatois were bent on passing a bill specifically exclud ing from ownership of land all aliens ineligible to citizenship resulted in a general air of uncertainty with re? spect to developments in Sacramento. In the event a bill is passed over the protest from Washington it has been suggested to the federal gov? ernment that influential Democrats could bring about a referendum through which the people of Califor- j nla might vote on tin* merits of the proposed bill. As a last resort, how ever, a test case in the courts is confi? dently expected by legal advisers of the government here satisfactorily to clear up finally the entire question. J The president will discuss thm uatlbn fully tomorrow Democratic representative: green from California. OUTLINES HIS POL Johnson Gives Definite Vi? ? Administration's PL Sacramento, Ca!., Ap Through the exchange of today between President Wilson and Gov. Johnson the settled policy of j the California administration on the quaetion of alien land ownership, as agreed upon last Sunday, was offi? cially made known. Gov. Johnson and his party leaders In the eenate favor a bill excluding from land ownership In the State all aliens ineligible to citizenship under the laws of the United States. Such a law probably will be passed in spite of the objections from Washington, it is believed. The assertion is made by the gover? nor that a State law of this nature would not be in contravention of any existing treaty right. He U upheld in this view by the majority leaders in the senate, who met with him today and agreed upon the form of the telegraphic reply to President Wilson's message sent today. opposition to the administration programme Will come from the Demo ruts, aided by a few Republicans who are opposed to anti-alten legisla? tion of any kind. The Democrats vdl stek to strike out the words "ineligible to citizen? ship" in any bill considered, and on* this point the real fight on the mcas Itre Will be waged. It is not expected that the Thomp SOn-Blrdsall bill will be reached on1 tile until Thursday, and no action can be taken until that time. President Wilson's message today called forth little comment. The Democratic minority already has tor mulated its view largely in accord? ance with 1 he Bryan message that I came last Saturday, and the'Progres? sive-Republican majority tit* shown \?\ flov. Johnson's response, declined t" consider the president's telegrams as t demand upon the legislature to vta< t a particular kind of hill. WIBI.LI SS MEN sTI CK. Call for Strike on Pacific ( oust Went Unheeded. Seattle. April 23.?The call for a strike of wireless telegraph operators of H'-a ami shore on the Pacific i ousl to take etfei t last nlghl was unheeded apparentlp by the operators, who have tust been promised an Increase of pay by the comp; .,> which employs them The Commercial Telegraphers' Cnion of America had recently taken many of the operators per cent., the organisers say?Into the union, *>ut apparently the union men refused to St I ike. ATTEMPT TO LYNCH NEGRO. j MOB MAKES MILD EFFORT TO i TAKE NEURO FROM JAIL. Jailer Hold end Door to .lull Battered In Hm Moi> liapidly Disperses at Coming ot Two Officers. Florence, April 21.?A mild man? nered and lady-like mob of about 200 men went to the Jail last night to take the negro, Herman Kelly, out and hang him for bis attack on the wife of a prominent citizen and her son. They were not hard to rout, in fact they seemed to have left a trail that the police would have been! asleep if they had not taken up and followed and Chief H. M. Brunson and Sergeant J. F. Turbeville single handed so thoroughly routed them from the jail that nothing has been hoard of them since. The component parts of the mob seemed to think that it was incum? bent on them to make a demonstra? tion and they did it. They went to the jail about 9.SO o'clock, while peo? ple were stirring in the city and got the jailer, Mr. Bryant, and held him in the yard, while the back door lead? ing into tho jail was battered in, its lock being broken. It is an ordinary door, not opening into the cells at all. By this time the police following them had arrived and after a gentle bluff or two the mob dispersed hurriedly. This afternoon, in order to put temptation out of the way of some? one who might be in earnest, Herman Kell> and the Mclntosh boys were I taken from the Jail and carried to Co? lumbia by automobile. They were tickled to death to get out of the jail, for they have been very badly scared since the attempt was made on the jail. All of the prisoners in there begged either to be put on the gang or sent to the penitentiary, but there will be no further trouble. The two victims of the murderous assault are much better today. BELGIUM STRIKE CROWING. I '.Mlmuied 500.000 are Now Jdle In Cause of Manhood Suff ?"??ge. Brussels, April 21.?While upws?ds of 500,000 men are on strike through? out the country, according to the esti? mates of the Socialists, both sides seem to be marking time in attention of the debate in the Chamber of Dep? uties tomorrow on the motion of the Liberal leader, M. Masson, looking to a compromise on the suffrage ques? tion. The retail merchants' associations, of Belgium, with a membership of 120,000 small traders, have sent an appeal to all the Deputies in fav? or of a solution insuring permanent peace. The savings bank officials re? port there has been no more with? drawals than usual, is considered sig? nificant, as indicating that the strik? ers have not yet begun to use their savings and would be able to make a long fight. Business in the theatres here dropped 55 per cent during the week. The party which went to Brewing Ion Tuesday report having had a most enjoyable fish stew and fry, although the weather was too cold for success? ful ti8hlng. The fish had been caught the day before, and there were plenty on hand. SCHOOL CHILDREN STRIKE. DISLIKED SUPERINTENDENT ? BURNED IN EFFIGY, Disturbance at Pitts-burg Designed ss Protest Agate* Retention of Super lataodeat Hester, Pittsburg, April 22.?The strike Of school children against S. L .Meet er as superintendent of. the city's pub? lic school system, spread rapidly to? day and resulted in one death. A little girl was run down by a street car and killed during one of the dem? onstrations. rn ng yesterday when hun? dreds of children remained a from school a protest against Heater, who last Friday was acquitted by a jury of two serious charges preferred by a female domestic employed at his home ,the strike gained great pro? portions today. In all parts of tho city thousands of school children pa? raded the streets, tying up traffic at a number of busy points. Police reserves were called out to maintain order. Late in the after? noon when tho demonstrations had ceased the Pittsburg board of edu? cation held a meeting at which a com? mittee of seven prominent men was asked to Investigate the various al? leged charges of immorality against Heeter. The committee follows: W. H. Stevenson, president of Chamber of Commerce; Valentine Barie, pres? ident Iron City Central Trades coun? cil; Bishop C. L. Whitehead of the Pittsburg diocese, A. Leo Weil, pres? ident of the Voters* League of Pitts burg; Bishop J. R. Canvin of the Pittsburgh Roman Catholic diocese, the Rev Geo. WT. Shelton, pastor of the/^eeond Presbyterian church; the Ttev. Dr. M. P. Levy, rabbi of Rodenh Shalom synagogue. The unlc.ue strike caused the police considerable inconvenience. A score of the youthful marchers were detain? ed at the various police stations until their parents could be notified. One little girl was run over and killed by a street car during the excitement occasioned by one of the parades. Chas. McCool. aged 35, was arrested in front of a school building and charged with disorderly conduct. He is alleged to have been attempting to prevent children from entering school. William Slater, aged 67, was taken Into custody charged with inciting a riot. Slater and several women at? tacked two officers who were bre#>,',*"? up banners carried by childre I ?scribed 'Kick Heeter Out." ners of all descriptions, some of inflammatory, are in evidence til the city. At a number of points dur? ing the day Heeter was hanged and burned in effigy. PRISONERS REACH NEW YORK. ' New York, April 22.?After pur? suing them for five months through several States in this county and a part of Canada, central office detec? tives arrived here tonight from Char? leston, S. C. with Frank R. Tar beaux and Alfred A. Carter, who are B?CUSed of having swindled G. M. Jones of Pittsburg out of 120,000 and K. J. Pendleton of Washington D, C, out of $56,000 by means of fake mining stock and wire tapping ? hemes ra-w^VMaBB^MHMaMBHMBBM* ??????if 1 11 * mm? I Nomination Blank To enter The ITEM'S PRIZE CONTEST, All out this blanlc and send It to the office of the Contest Editor. You may nominate yourst?; or a friend. 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