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PLYMOUTH, JNV C FRIDAY JANUARY 3, i908.
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In Urief A
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
Tlie second trial of Harry Thaw
for tho murder of Stanford White
will begin next week in New York.
President Roosevelt refuses to al
low the federal troops to remain at
Goldfield unless the governor will
call a special session of the Nevada
The higher officers of the big Am
erican squadron were the guests of
the Governor of Trinidad and attend
ed the races.
Mrs. Kira Heyl, who inherited
$5,000,000 from her mother, Mrs.
Sohandlein, of , Milwaukee, will mar
ry a Berlin artist.
The Japanese Consul to Canada is
going home, evidently as the result
of differences over the immigration
Rear-Admiral Brownson's friends
think the President is doing him an
injustice by keeping secret his let
Vter explaining his resignation, while
at the same time he allows Surgeon
General Rixey to present his side of
the case to the public.
Admiral Dewey received congrat
ulations and many gifts on his sev
It is proposed to convert, the beau
tiful Government piers at Jamestown
into a coal wharf for naval vessels.
Mr, James Scott Moore, a veteran
editor of Virginia, died in Lexington.
Dr. L. B. Stewart, of Sardis, W.
Ya., walked off a .ferry float into the
. Ohio river at Stonytown and wad
Col. Uriel L. Boyce, former presi
dent of the Old Shenandoah Valley
Railroad, died near Staunton, Del."
New England mill managers agreed
to curtail production 25 per cmt uu-"
til March 1.
Indiana Republicans launched - a
Fairbanks boom at their lovefeast.
. The nude body of a woman who
, had been strangled was found in a
ond not far from Newark, N. J.
Bev W. II. Shaffer was put on trial
e a"""Mcthodist Episcopal court
jn "Philadelphia on charges of con
duct unbecoming a minister.
A motion to. take the John R. "Walsh
trial from the juiy Avas denied.
New York State banks aud trust
companies made a special report
showing how they withstood tho
Archbishop Glennon, of St. Loui:,
said, in a sermon, sending out the
Pacific fleet was a mistake.
t Oscar W. Reid, a soldier concern
ed in the Brownsville riot, sued Gov
ernment for wages due since his dis
charge. Raleigh, N. C, voted to abolish the
dispensajgv which gave $75,000 a
Rear-Admiral Willard H. Brown
eon, caused a surprise by resigning as
shief of the Bureau of Navigation.
-The Interstate Comerce Cbmmis
t,icn issued an order to prevent rail
reads from evading its rulings by dis
continuing a rate at short notice.
, 'tjt Surgeon-General Rixey defended
"11 he policy of placing surgeons in
tomand of hospital ships and assert
ed that Rear-Admiral Brownson had
"interfered" with the medical bu
reau. Line officers to a man uphold Ad
miral Brownson in his protest against
the President's new naval policy.
President Roosevelt and his family
spent a quiet Christmas in the White
The men of the battleship fleet
had a gala day at Trinidad.
The Dutch Cabinet resigned and
the dissolution of Parliament may
A new conspiracy to overthrow the
Ecusdorean government was discov
Lee J. Spanclcr, the York (Pa.)
prophet, predicted the end of the
world in 190S.
The Japanese-Canadian emigration
problem is thought to be solved.
Christmas was generally observed
with the usual holiday spirit, but a
jiumber of murders and other tragc
jl'jes were reported.
William James Bryan was appoint
- ed United Slates Senator from Flori
da to succeed the late Senator Hal
The award of the Ashokau dam
contract has caused a scandal in ew
Ti, sl.in Atlas. 275 days out from
Baltimore, ended an ill-starred voy-
George A. Green, married, perhaps
fatally wounded Miss Edith Wonder
ly and himself in Philadelphia, leav
ing a letter saying they died for
The Sultan of Morroco won two
battles against the forces of Mulai
'Ihe American Federation of Labor
contends that Justice Gould's anti
boycott order is in violation of tho
constitutional guarantee of free
Killed by 8-Year-Old Son.
Stroudsburg, Pa.,' Special. Mrs.
George Ileonshilt, of Scranton, was
accidentally shot and killed hero by
her 8-year-old son, Lewis. Mrs.
Ileonshilt, who was visiting her
father, Samuel Edinger, was talking
to a friend over the telephone when
her son, who had been shooting at
a mark with a flobert rifle, came into
the room and, pointing the weapon
at her, pulled the trigger. The bul
let struck Mrs. Ileonshilt in a vital
j-pot and she lived but, a short time.
Druce Coffin Is Opened.
London, By Cable. The body of
Thomas Charles Druce, in Ilighgate
Cemetery," was exhumed Monday
morning, just 43 years to a day after
its burial. The coffin was found to
contain the remains of a human body,
thus exploding' the romantic tale told
by Robert C. Caldwell and others dur
ing the recent hearing of the Druce
perjury case that it contained a roll
Double Tragedy in Alabama.
Hartselle, Ala., Special. Meargre
details have just reached here of a
double tragedy at Bluff City, on the
Tennessee river in which Rube Was
ster and Sam MeCIure shot and kill
ed each other. The two met and
passed hot words when the firing be
gan. It appears that both men had
been good friends heretofore but one
of them objected to attentions which
the other was paying to his sister.
Killed Over Mess of Chops.
New Orleans, Special. Edgar Pra
dos was shot and " killecj by his
brother, Milton, after a quarrel over
a mess of chops which the mother
of the young men was frying for
Milton. Edgar . threw the" chops
through the window, Later Milton
shot him, claiming self-defense. A
knife with the blade open was fotpid
in the hand of the dead man.
Big Fire at Lexington, Miss.
Jackson, Miss., Special A dispatch
from Lexington says that fire broke
out at 4:30 Sunday morning in the
business district and destroyed prop
erty valued at $75,000. The fire
started in Sergent's Hall, and after
destroying that building burned up
I'ne store of Swiney & Stigler, the
American Express office, the Masonic
P.niidino-. Calla Hardware Company
and the offices of several lawyers and
Alabamian Kills His Friend.
Columbus, Ga., Special. Ben Ed
wards, a .Russell county, Alabama,
merchant, was shot and killed by
Roscoe Gentry, a farmer of that
county, while the two were riding in
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lichee, Ala. There were no witnesses
to the tragedy and the cause can on
lv be conjectured. They had been
very close friends.
Two Injured in Explosion at Powdei
Dayton, O., Special. The third ex
plosion in as many weeks at the King
Powder Mills fatally injured two em
ployes. The injured: Alonzo Young
and Andrew Sears. Young was shak
ing primers when the caps exploded,
demolishing the battery-shop. Ilil
left arm was torn off and Sears, whe
was working nearby, received terri
ble burns. The loss to the plant it
estimated at $1,000.
No Verdict in Sims' Case.
Birmingham, Ala., Special. The
jury in the trial of W. L. Sims retir
ed without returning a verdict.
Judge O. R. Hundley delivered his
charge late in the afternoon after the
arguments had been finished and
gave the case to the jury. Sims is
charged with knowingly aiding and
abetting Alexander R. Chisolm in the
embezzlement of $97,000 from the
First National Bank, of Birmingham.
He was formerly local manager of a
New Orleans brokerage house.
The declaration by experts that
there is very little real whisky in
the country, observes the Washington
Star seems to have increased instead
of abating the prohibition sentiment.
HIT. HMD IfRd
The Secretary Gives Views On
NO MENTION OF MIS CANDIDACY
Secretary of War Delivers His First
Speech Since Returning From Tour
of World Before Notable Gather
ing in Boston. '
Boston, Special. Greeted with
cheers as "the next President of the
United States," a topic which he
carefully avoided in his own 'remarks,
however, Secretary of War William
H. Taft, delivered his first public
speech since his world-circling tour,
at the annual banquet of the Boston
merchants' association at the Hotel
The banquet, closed a long and
strenuous day for the Secretary of
War, during which he delivered a
brief address before 400 ministers in
the morning and attended a reception
aud spoke before a large gathering of
the Jews of the city at the Elysium
Club in the afternoon. During his
visit to Boston, which ended Tues
day morning. Secretary Taft is tho
guest of Samuel Carr, a Boston bank
er, and a relative of Mrs. Taft.
, As Mr. Taft rose all the guests
stood up with him and filled the air
with long-continued cheers.
Secretary Taft read his speech
from manuscript throughout, making
no somment relative to his own candi
dacy for the presidency.
, Mr. Taft's speech was in the main
a broad defense of President Roose
velt and the administration in deal
ing with the trusts and with the re
cent financial crisis. Those respon
sible for the panic he said, were the
"guilty managers of some of the
large railroad and financial enter
prises," and not those who in the
course of their official duty, . have
made known ' to' the business .-.world
the facts and commented on them. He
denied that the administration had,
arraigned the Avhole -business world
as dishonest. The President had con
demned tho. law breakers, and con
vinced those who had unlawfully ac
cumulated enormous power aud capi
tal, that they were not inimuiie. The
President, he declared, had never said
otherwise than that the business men
of the country as a whole-were honest
and their methods sound. "Indeed,"
said Mr. Taft, "it is chieily in the
interest of tho great body of honest
business men that he has made his
great fight for lawful business meth
ods." That the railroad rate law was re
sponsible for the financial panic, Mr.
Taft characterized as absurd, and as
for the shrinkage in the value of rail
road stocks, he said that neither
Mr. Roosevelt nor his administration
were responsible for State legislation
against railroads. "Instead of mak
ing a panic," he said, "the national
policy of ending the lawlessness of
corporations in inter-State commerce
and of taking away their power of
issuing, without supervision, stock
and bonds, will produce a change in
their management and remove one
fruitful cause for loss of public con
fidence." , The action of the State Legisla
tures against railroads, he declares,
was occasioned by the same revela
tions of lawlessness and diserimin
nation in railway management that
made the Federal rate bill a neces
sity, but, he said, "if the tSate
measures have been too drastic the
cause of the injustice is not with the
Mr. Taft launched upon the sea
of government ownership of rail
roads and declared that he was op
posed to the idea, because it meant
State socialism and an increase in
the power of the central government
that would be dangerous.
On the subject of the United States
currency system Mr. Taft comment
ed upon the fact that it was not so
arranged as to permit its volume Jfi
be increased temporarily. He be
lieved that had there been such
a currency the money stringency
might, in part, have been alleviat
ed Cut Through Heart With Knife.
Roanoke, Va., Special. A dispatch
from Floyd, Ya., says: James W.
Rierson, oC near Locust Grove, Floyd
county, was cut through the heart
with a knife and killed Saturday
uiht. Riorson, two men 'flamed Al
dridgc and another named Boyd, were
drinking when they got into a row.
When the men separated Ricrson was
on the ground dying. Other parties
npsirbv said thev could not tell whe
struck the fatal blow. Boyd and the
Aldridges have disappeared.
ALL GEORGIAIS DRY
Dvery Saloon in the State Was
Closed On January 1
THE NEW LAW WILL BE OBEYED
Georgia Enters Frohiition Column
When January 1st Rings It3 Eell
on Sale of Ixtoxicating Liquors
Law Very Drastic in Its Prohibi
tion and Prevents Keeping or Giv
ing Away of Liquors.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. With tho
advent of the new year the law pre
venting the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquor passed by the
last session .of the Legislature be
comes effective, making Georgia tho
first of the Southern States to be
placed in the prohibition column.
The law is very drastic in its prohi
bition and prevents the keeping or
giving away of liquors in public
places and imposes a tax of $500
on -clubs whose members are allowed
to "keep drinks of an intoxicating na
ture in their individual lockers.
To Test Legislation.
Notwithstanding the passage of
this law there is some agitation to
have it declared unconstitutional, and
it is known that a prominent firm of
lawyers has been asked to test the
merits of the legislation. This action
may be brought in the United States
courts in the course of the next
month, and it is asserted will be
based on the fact that the constitu
tion of Georgia specifically provides
that all revenue from liquor license
shall be used for the school fund.
This matter has been under consid
eration for some two months and has
been in the hands of the best con
stitutional lawyers in Georgia. Sev
eral million dollars are involved in
a property loss in the State by the
operation of the prohibition law.. It
is 'estimated that Atlanta alone would
lose in license taxes $135,612 and
that the property value of saloons
and breweries here which will go out
of business on January 1st is from
$1,000,000 -to. $1,500,000. For tho
rest of the State the property values
involved are about $5,000,000. It is
estimated here, that 10,000 persons
are effected in the way of employ
ment in the State and that Atlanta
alone has some 1,500 persons who
will lose their work when January
rings its bell on the sale of intoxi
L.aw Will Be Enforced.
That the prohibition law will he
enforced there is no question. This
is not the country of the speak-easy,
and when the police have their laws
they enforce them to the limit.
Governor Smith and the city court
officials have been frank in their
statements that they intend to en
force the law and that no fines
would be imposed for the illegal sale
of liquor, but that prison sentences
would follow the violation of any
part of the prohibition act. One pe
culiar feature of the law is that even
the incorporated clubs are allowed to
provide intoxicating drinks for their
members, either with or without
food. A man may have a locker in
a club and keep whatever he pleases
in this locker, but a club bavin?
such lockers is subject to an exeiss
iax of $500 a year. Another feature
of the law is that a man may not
even in his club invite a friend to
join him in a drink. The only way
he can evade this is by leaving his
locker open that ' an acquaintance
may have access. Several of the
clubs in Georgia have taken out
their excise tax license and are pro
viding lockers in their rooms, but
many of the more prominent have
declared that they will go one bet
ter than the law and prohibit the
keeping of liquor within their doors.
Tax Rate May Increase.
Ti'e constitutional law of Georgia
in its provision for school mainten
ance is very specific, according to one
Atlanta lawyer. The question now
arises where the funds for the main
tenance of the public schools will
come from, and it is said that a con
siderale increase in the tax rate
Miss Khmer' s Body Found on Bank
Michigan City, Ind., Special Tho
body of Miss Emogene Khmer, of
Perm Yan, N. Y., who disappeared
from Michigan City on December
11th was found on the bank
of a creek in a wild and unfrequented,
place. She had taught school at
Yonkers and at Nyack, N. Y. Over
study had caused nervous prostration
and she came here a month ago to
recuperate her health. It is supposed
that she lost her "way while out for
a walk and perished of coid.
MURDERER IS CAPTURED
One of the Men Believed to Be Guil
ty of the Assassination of Revenue
Officer Hendricks, For Whom a Re
ward of $1,000 Was Offered by
Uncle Sam, is Taken Into Custody
Near Smithtown by Two Brothers
and Turned Over to Sheriff Petree.
Greensboro, N. C, Special Oscar
Sisk, the man accused of shooting
and killing Revenue Officer J. W.
Hendricks at Smithtown, Stokes
county, last Friday and for whom a
reward of $1,000 was offered, was
captured in Stokes county and is?
now in jail at Danbury. A long
disiance telephone message from that
piace to the office of United States
Marshal J. M. Millikin conveyed this
information, and Sisk will be brraght
here and turned over to Marshal
Millikin, who will commit him to. jail
in this city to await trial before
Judge James E. Boyd in United
States Court in Greensboro will not
be held until April, but a special
term may be held earlier to try Sisk..
Tii tie is also a reward of $1,000 for
Jim Smith, a notorious mooiijuiner
of Smithtown, and a reward of $500
for John Hill, also of Smithtown,
both of whom are thought to be ac
complices of Svj'c Ihe particulars
of the killing of Mr. Hendricks are
well known, it h." mg occurred dur
ing a raid by a posse of revenue of
ficers on moonshiners at Smithtown.
Winston, Salem, N, . C, Special
Oscar Sisk was delivered to Sheriff
Petree of Stokes Co., by two brothers
named Nelson.' Sheriff Petree was at
dinner when he received a telephone
message to the effect that the Nelson
brothers had Oscar Sisk in custody
ond that if the $1,000 reward was
paid them they would turn him over,
othei wise they would carry him back
to Smithtown. The Nelsons wanted
Sheriff Petree to telephone United
States Marshall J. M. Millikan at
Grenesboro and ascertain whether or
not the marshal would pay them the
Crashes Into a Freight.
Detroit, . Mich., Special Speeding
through a dense fog at 40 miles an
hour, Grand Trunk - passenger train
No. 5, which left Port Huron short
ly before 7 o'clock for this city,
collided head-on with the double
header freight train, half a mile north
of Lenox, Mich. Five trainmen met
death, four being killed instantly, the
fifth dying three hours later. All of
the passengers escaped injury, except
a baby, who was only slightly hurt
by being thrown out of its mother's
arms and over a seat when the trains
Dewey 70 Years Old.
Washington, Special. Admiral
George Dewey is 70 years old. He is
in splendid health and robust in
physique. As is his custom, he spent
the mornig at his office, with the ex
ception of an hour, when he attend
ed a meeting of the naval relief as
sociation, of which he is president.
Numerous officers of the navy and
army and other friends called upon
him at his office and later at his
No Date For Curtailment.
New Bedford, Mass., Special. Otis
N. Pearce, president of tjie New Bed
ford Cotton Manufacturers' Associa
tion, in an interview said that in
his opinion New Bedford would be
affected by the 25 per cent, curtail
men in production inaugurated by
the manufacturers of New England.
Mr. Pearce said that no date had been
fixed for the curtailment, but that it
was to be left optional with the sev
Three Die in Collision.
Camden, N. J., Special. Three
persons were killed and eighteen in
jured in a collision on the elevated
tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad
just outside the station hero when a
Pemberton accommodation train ran
into the rear of an Atlantic City ex
press. A heavy fog was the princi
pal contributory cause of the' icci
dent. Deposits Offset Withdrawals.
New York, Special. Thursday was
the date of the expiration of mcst of
the 00-day withdrawal notice re
quired by savings banks t the
height of the panic in October, but
scarcely a depositor called .for his
money. The banks expected few dc
mands, as they were convinced the
feeling of financial unrest was prac
tically over. In most cases with
drawals were more than offset by deposits,
FINE BANK SHOWING
Statements Issued Indicated
NeaSthy Condition ;
RESERVES ABNORMALLY LARGE
Formal Statements Filed .With tha
State Banking Department Speak
Volumes For the Strength of the
Trust Companies and Larger Banks
of the Empire State.
New York, Special. Under call of
the State banking department for re
ports of the condition on December
19th, 21 trust companies and 29 State
banks of Greater New York have fil
ed their formal statements. While
the effects of the recent storm are
plainly evident, especially in regard
to those few institutions against
whom the attack seemed most direct,
the statements as a whole bear testi
mony of the quick recovery gener
ally made and the unwavering confi
dence of the great body of deposi
tors. The reports also show that cer
tain of the State banks of New York
City did their share toward relieving
the financial situation in other cities.
They accomplished this by accepting;
from the local national banks a large
quantity of clearing house certificates
leaving the national banks in posi
tion to employ their cash in relief of
customers and correspondents in the
The 29 State banks of New York,
Brooklyn and the, other boroughs of
Greater New York, which have so far
reported, show aggregate deposits of
Of this enormous sum the net loss
in withdrawals since August 22d
last, amounted to only $3,050,117.
The losses were distributed among 13
of the banks with total withdrawals
of $13,925,701, while 11 banks show
ed an aggregate gain of $10,809,644.
Only one State, bank took advant
age of its membership in. the clearing
house association to issue certificates
which are now outstanding as a lia
bility item of $520,000. Nine of the
State banks hold clearing house certi
ficates to the extent of $7,100,000.
Loans and discounts show a decrease
in the statements of 19 of the banks
while the values of stocks, bonds,
mortgages, etc., as an item of re
sources also show a general shrink
age. A majority of the ' banks show
an increase of cash on hand. .
Trust Companies Condition.
The official statements of the trust
companies of Greater New York are
perhaps fraught with the greatest in
terest. These institutions were forc
ed to bear the brunt of the finan
cial storm, which broke with the
suspension of the Knickerbocker
Trust Company. . The 21 .companies
which have thus far reported show a
falling off of deposits from $27S,U56,
300 on August 22d last, to $190,256,
500 on December 19th. The loss of
deposits was accompanied by the
calling in of loans, the reduction in
the latter instance amounting to $78,
000,000. The market values of
stocks, etc., show a decline of abou
$20,000,000. In specie the 21 trust companies
show a loss of less than $2,000,000
while in legal tenders and bank
notes, hold as reserve they show an
increase of nearly $1,000,000.
The report of the Trust Company
of America, which withstood a ruD
of many days, shows a net decline in
cash reserve of less than 1 per
cent, since August 1st. The capital
of the Trust Company of America as
with all the other companies submit
ing reports, maintains unimpaired.
This showing of the company is made
despite the fact that during the run
it paid out more than $50,000,000.
Part of this came from the $20,000,
000 fund turned over to the institu
tion by the committee of trust com
panies which came to the relief of the
Trust Company of America, when it
was most needed. Loans to di
rectors which six months ago amount
ed to $3,500,000, do not appear in
the December statement, all directors
having paid up during the crisis.
Fromincnt Virginian Dead.
Winchester, Va., Special. A tele
gram from Staunton announces the
death cf Col. Uriel L. Boyce, ol
Boyce, Va. Cokr.cl Bayce 'was "73
years of age and was for many years
a leadiug figure in Virginia. Born in
Missouri, he served with distinction
in tho Confederate army. Later he
practiced law in Winchester and
when the Shenandoah Valley Rail
road was ' projected became its ehici
counsel and later-. the' president until
the line was absorbed by the Norfolk