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PAGES 3 Tt . W NS1WORO, S. C., r DEDY, FEBRUARY 26. 1902. PGS. O~
OUR SENATORS MIX,
lillman and MlcLaurin Come to BIas
In the Senate Chamber.,
BOTl SUSPENLED FOR CONTEM T.
Sensational Develcpment in the Did
Controversy Between the Senior
and Junior Senator From S. C.
*t'n's b'athday was signalized in the
United States Senate by a fist figh:.
The two Senators from South Caro
lina wcce the active participants in the
affray. Mr. Tiliman, in the course c f a
speech upon the Philippine tariff, m tde
sericus reflections upon the honor of
his colleague, Mr. McIaurin. In b. ief
he charged that Mr. McLaurin's vote in
support of the ratification of the treaty
of Paris had .been cast through the air
of improper influences.
His statemen't was developed in a
colloquy between him and Mr. Spocaer
of Wisconsin. -Mr. Tillman at first
declined to mention names, but when
the Wisconsin Senator reminded him
that he owed it to himself, to the Sen
ate and to the country "to name the
.man," Mr. Tillman indicated that he
referred to his colleague from South
Carolina. Little imagining that his
words were likely to bt prohetic, Mr.
Spooner remarked, sez:tentiously: "I
will leave the Senator to fight that ont
with his colleague."
Mr. -McLaurin was not In the cham
ber at the time, being engaged in com
mittee work; but he was sent for and
appeared just as Mr. Tillman concluded
Pale as ashes, Mr. McImnrin rose to
address the Senate, speaking to a ques
'tion of personal privilege. He reviewed
Mr. Tillman's charges teiefiy and then
denounced the statement made by his
colleague as "a wilful and deliberate
Scarcely had the words fallen from
his tie s n .Mr. Tillma'n, sitting a
few seats from him, with Mr. Teller of
Colorado between them, sprang at him,
Mr. McLaurin, who/ had half- turned
jwa Mr. Til 'n, met him halt
stant the two Sena
r^ tcrs, havinb swept Mr. Teller aside,
were engaged in a rough and tumble
-ist fight. Mr. McLauria received a
heavy blow on the forehead, while Mr.
Tillman got a bad punch on the nose,
which brought blcod.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Layton
sprang over desks to reach and separ
ate the combatants, and himself re
ceived several blows. He got between
them finally and by main strength
-wrenched them apart.
Senators Warren of Wyoming and
Scott of West Virginia. two of the most
powerful men in the Senate, leaped to
" his assistance and. pinioning the arms
of the belligerent Senators, forced them
into their seats.
Intense excitement prevailed in the
Senate and in the galleries, which^vere
thronged with people who had been at
tracted by the spirited debate. Every
bo -dy.was on his feet. Not a word, how
ever. was spoken. Senators stood about
the chamber, for the mor:ent quite
helpless and pale to the lips. Finally
order was restored partially, and in
the midst of intese excitement the
Serate went into secret legislative se?s
For two hours the Sen?.te discussed
the event behind closed doors. When
the doors were reopened it was m'ide
kenown that both of the South Caro
lina Senators by unanimous vote had
been declared to be in contempt of the
Senate. They we permitted, by a
vote of the Senate. to make apologies
to the Senate. The stateme'nts wem
listened to by both the Senators and
the people in the galleries with breathi
Senator Tillmnan left the capitol
when adjournmnent was taken for re
cess and did not return for the night
session. Senator McLaurin was in the
chamber about 8 o'clock, but left early.
Neither Senator, when seen at his
home, would make a statement.
The IV:u-ington correspondent of
the Charleston News and Courier gives
the following account of the alterca
tion between Senators Tillman andi M'c
Laurin in the Senate Chamber on Sa':
Senator Tillmnan and Senator McLat.
rin came to blows in the Senate Satur
day afternoon. McLaurin cal.led Ti)l
man a malicious liar. Tillman spran.g
at his young colleague, dealt him a se
vere blow in the face and McLaurin
retaliated with an upper cut on Till
mnsjaw. The belligerants were see
arated, the doors closced, and, in exec-u
tive session, the two~ South Carolin.i
Senators were declared to be in con
temipt of the Scnate, and their eases
were referred to the committce on
priviler-es an!d elecs for such act'on
as Ir.ay 'e deeCme: necessary. Aftr the
executive sessien the two Scnators in
centrempt we-re permitted to apologize
to the Senate and it is probable tha:
the incident is closed for the present .
T:he coarse and -ulg-.r performance
of the South Carolica Senators sar
passes anything of the k-ind in the his.
tory of the United States Senlate. it is
difficlt to desc-ribe the sensation cre
ated as the twvo Senatcurs grappled earl
other in desperatc encounter in the
presence of more than a quorum of the
Senate and w,ell-filled gaileries.
It was Washington's Birthday arii
spee.h in favcr of the Plilppine tariff
bIli. There was a large crowd in attend
ance to hear him. and during the
course of his speech he became invoiv
ed la a spirited colloquy with Senator
Tillman as to the part William Jen
nirgs Bryan played in securing the rat
ii(tation of the peace treaty with Spain,
by which the Philippine Islands came
into the possession of the United
Senator Tillman, with churacteristic
vim and brutal frankness, declared that
the ratifloation of the Spanish treaty
had been secured by the vote of a
member of the Senate in return for the
dispcsal of Federal patronage in a eer
tain State. Senator Spooner interrogat
ed Senator Tillman so closely that the
latter was forced to admit that the sub
sidized Senat-or was his own codleague
from South Carolina. Senator Spooner,
replied that he wo.uld leave the matter
to be settled with the junior Senator
from South Carolina.
It was supposed that the incident
was clc.sed. in view of the fact that
Senator Tillman had re_,ca.tediy charg
ed his colleague with selling his vote
for the tre.ity in consideration for Fed
eral patronage in South Carolina. Du
ring the colloquy between Senator3
Tillman and Spooner Senator McLau
rin was absent from the chamber, at
tending a meeting of the committee on
Indian affairs. He was notified that he
was being attacked in the Senate by
his colleague, so he hurried back to the
chamber. He sent for a oopy of the
Rotes of the official reporter, giving the
exact language of Senator Tillman.
After reading the notes carefully Senna
tcr McLaurin was recognized and ac
dressing the Senate, denounced the sit
uation of Senator Tillman as "A will
ful, deliberate and malicious lie."
The assault came when the final
word "lie" was spoken by Mr. McLau
rin. Tillman sprang up like a fL.h,
jumped over the chair between him and
his colleague, and before he could be
stopped dealt him a severe blow on the
forehead which raised a large red relt.
McLaurin warded off the blow, which
was intendod for his eye. and retaliated
with a fierce upper cut, landing on
Tillman's jaw. The two men clinched,
but before any more blows were ex
changed Senator Warren, of Wyoming,
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Layton,
Senator Til"lmaai son, who was pres
ent, and' several,, other ,pgrsons,- sepa
The encounter only occupied a few
secons, but it was fierce and desperate
while it lasted. The greatest excitement
prevailed in the Senate and the occu
pants of the galleries arose from their
seats, apparently anticipating a free
fight all around on the floor below.
Senator Teller, who sits next to Sen
ator Tillman, arose and calle.i t,he two
Senators to order as soon as he could
recover from the shock which Senato
rial dignity and decorum had sustained.
Senator Foraker and other Senatora
were cn their feet at the same time, de
claring that the dignity of the Senate
had been outraged by the unprecedent
ed performance of the two Senators
from South Carolina, and moved that
the Senate proceed to executive session.
The galleries were cleared, the doors
locked and for more than two hours the
two Senators from South Carolina were
subjected to severe censure by their
colleagues, Democrats and Republicans.
for the disgraceful encounter in open
Senate. A t the conclusion of the debate,
in which neither Senator Tillman nor
Senator McLaurin was permitted to
Iparticipate, a motion to declare the two
Senators in contempt was unanimously
adopted. A further moticn was adopted
to refer the case to the committee on
privileges and elections for such action
as the circumstances justify.
It was half-past 5 o'clock when the
Iexecutive session concluded and the
Senate resumed business in open ses
sion. Senator Tillman sat quietly at his
desk, surrounded by three or four Sen
ators, with a smile of defiance on his
face. A short distance away sat Sena
tor McLaurin, cool 'and collected, in
conversation with Senator Bacon, of
Georgia, and Patterson, of Colorado.
Senator Blackburn. acting as media
tor between the two Senators, urged
that Tillman be allowed to apologir't
for his unseemly conduct. There was a
parliamentary squabble as to whether,
under the rules of the Senate. Senators
in contempt were allowed to be heard
in their own behalf. Senator Teiler said
that both Senators had indicted a~ de
sire to make amends, and the Chair
ruled that by unanimous consent both
Senators might he heard.
Senator Tillman took the floor first
and apologized for losing his temper
and offending the dignity of the Senate.
He remarked, sarcastically, that his ex
perionce as Governor of South Carolina
for four years had perhans unfitted him
for meeting all the requir'ements of the
dignity and preecedents of t-he Sc nate.
He said he regretted his conduct and
aGded, while he was sorry for what had
occurred. he had acted under severe
provocation. "I am sorry for what I
did., but under the circumstances 1
could not have done otherwise. and,
while I apcooize to the Scnate, I havc
nothing to say.''I
ilenator .icLaurin was then rrrog
ni~n an '''ctd. with me - -rn*"
nos, hat h v.a not wilI:ng to :.a i
tha he7v asi xmt and aprio
to thelIenor: to uho that his tt
ene a v:aat ii rules of the S'rn
c e. He was p;roceh!ng to sa tha
t'ese ctarhe~s made agint him in .'n"
n inw!h hsvote on the treatyl h
Lceen reprte so o en t'at he wa
:r'd and sick of having th'em thrs
io hi s teeth. s aa of heonor he~
maliciously false. Then. for the first
time, showing great ereitement. Sen x
ton McIT urin wvae noproeeing to Sa'''
''If I hear any more of this"-her- be
was sudednly interrupted by Senatrr
Patterson, of Colorado, who advised
him to say no more. It was evidcnt th:at
the junior Senator was worked up to
the point of delivering a threat. but act
ing upon the suggestion of several Sen
ators near him, he abruptly took his
Thus the most exciting incident the
Scnate has ever known ended for the
t:me being. At night the Senatorial
scrap Is the one topic of conversation
in Washington. Opinions are about
cqually divided as to who had the ad
vantage in the encounter. The apolo
gies which both Senators offered can
hardly be regarded as due reparation
for the disgraceful indignity infiicted
upon the Senate, and many Democratic
and Republican Senators express the
opinion that precautions shall be taken
so far as the committee of privileges
and elections is concerned to prevent a
recurrence of the scene.
Way down under the surface it is be
lieved that the friction between Senator
Tillman and Senator McLaurin is due
to the fight they are now engaged in
over the pending appointments of Mr.
Koester ,as clerk of internal revenue,
and Postmasters Richardson, Chaffee
and Purcell, at Greenville, Aiken and
Newberry, respectively. All of the ap
pointments were made at the instance
of Senator McLaurin, and are beng
held up in committee, it is sa:id, indi
rectly, by Senator Tillman.
Business in London has not been so
bad 1:a years.
Germany's new postage stamps will
be issued on April 1.
The Statue of Liberty in New York
Harbor greatly needs repairs.
Southern cities will make a great cot
ton display at St. Louis in 1903.
The United States requires the serv
Ices of about 130,000 physicians.
A promoter has offered to present a
bloodless bull fight in New York City.
A friend of the Tuskegc.. Institute
has given $25,000 for a girls' dormitory
A new electric road, part elevated
and part underground, has been opened
In Berlin, Geimauy.
The_Paris biunici all '
aly cneme arming out
the gas supply :o a new company.
The will of the late Thomas Robert
ron, of Rockford, Ill., leaves $30,000 to
educational and religious Institutions.
The first American blast furnace in
Germany, with an automatic charging
apparatus, has been sta-ted in Silesla.
It Is reported that no fewer than
thirteen officers of the garrison at
Perzemisl, In German' Poland, have
committed suicide within three months.
The new railway bridge, the longest
in South Africa, across the lower Tu
gela, in Natal, Is very nearly finished,
and the new line will be completed in
about a year.
In a north Italian paper an adver
tisement offers constant employment
to experts who can imitate old hand
writing. It is thought this statement
ought to put manuscript collectors on
Horses are becoming uncomfortably
scarce in the West. due in part to the
demand for remounts by the English
in South Africa and in part to an unu
sually high dleath rate in the S'tates
cast of the Mississippi Iker. O.
Marconi is now insured for $73c1,000.
It Is saidl that Secretary Shaw attrib
ute?s all his greatness to his wife.
Sir Thomas Lipton has accepted an
Invitation to go to Chicago in 1904.
The King of Siam has given up his
project of visiting the United States.
Thomnas A. Edison has taken out
nearly 800 pate-nts on his various in
Albert Hlarmsworth now holds the
automobile record between Paris and
President Charles M. Schwab, of the
Steel Trust. Las arrived home from a
long European trip.
King Edward has unolcially noti
fed theatre managers tLat plays idi
culing kings are not to his liking.
Ceneral H-ector MacDonald has been
appointed to succeed Major-General F.
T. IIoboson as commu:lxer of the Urit
ish forces In Ceylon.
Captain Sir Edward Chichester, who
commanded the British squadron at
Manla dur:ng the Spanish-American
war, has been made an admiral.
Pietro Mascagni, the composer, Is
working on his new opera, "Marie An
toinette." The scene of the prologue
is ilaced in the court of Austria.
Prince Nicholas of Greece recently
won a poetic competition held at the
Athens Academy. The poem was a
comedy in blank verse chiled "The RIe
After a year's complete rest Hlenrik
Isen has so far recovered his healtlh
that his physician has sanctioned hik
resumption of work, and the dramatist
has started on-a new play.
LieutenanL-General James B. Long
street, one of the great commanders in
the Civil War, is a prominent figure at
all pulice functions in Washingtou
this winter. He Is almost blind, very
hard of hearing and shot all to pieces,
but he attends to his duties as Rlailr-ond
The proposition'to increase the cen
sus facilitic's should b;ing a thrill of
pride to ev-ery Antrican. We have
grown to be such a.n eno'mous popu
lat+om that it is n small job to count
The Session ei 1902 Now A Thing <
Last Day-The session of the Sout
Carolina Legislature closed Satnrd,
by sine die adjournment. The closin
day was devoted to the ratification <
bills, resolutions of thanks and oth(
matters customary on similar occ.
ions. The State Company was electe
State printer, on lowest bid. Tr
speaker made a neat little speech I
the members, thanking them one an
all for their uniform courtesy durin
the session. And the session of ti
State Legislature for 1902 beca-nr
thing of history.
Twenty-sixth Day-In the Houw
Monday morning the billr fix the sa
acies of county officers was taken r
and given secoa reading. The Hou
pa:;sed the Senate bill after it had be'
variously amended. The bill is to ta.
the place of existing laws which a1
said to be unconstitut4onal. The on
matter which p oked discussion w
whether or: pt the auditors an
the treasurers gould get the sar:
The House inade the followin
changes in 'the Senate's provisions ,
to the adultors' salaries: Barnwel
from one thousand to $1,300; ($566.(
to be paid by State and $433.33 by ti
county). Charleston from $2,800 to $3
200 ($2,200 to be paid by the State an
$1,060 by the county). Chesterfiel
from $675 to $700. Colleton from $1
000 to $900. Dorchester, fr^m $700 1
$800. Georgetown from $975 to $1,00
Hampton-amount not changed. bt
county to pay ?300 instead of $400 an
State $600 instead of $500. Ocont
from $900 to $800. Pickens was chan?
ed from $675 to $525. but was restor'
to $675 when the House subsequent]
decided to pay treasurers and auditoi
the same amount. Union from $S00 1
$90a.*::.The -State pays two-thirds at
the 'county one-third of each auditor
.Umder the provisions for sheriff
Charriston's was changed from $1.8(
to. $F0; Cherokee from $800 to $1
150;. letop from $1,300 to $1,20(
Dar r nfrom $1,500 to. ,80; g
$,I to $1,40; Oconee.fr6m $ i
$750, rangeburg from $2,00 to $2,20(
Picke s from $700 to $600; Spactanbuw
from p2,000 to $2,400; York from $1
400 to $1,350. The Senate bill provido
"That the sheriffs of the vq.rious cou
ties of this State shall receive annui
salaries in lieu of t.ll costs and fei
chargeable against the county, as fo
lows, ' etc.: After stating the amoui
to be paid the salary of the sheriff
each county, the bill provides: "Thu
in addition to the salary hereinaboi
provided, the sheriffs of the -ariot
counties of the State shall receive
cents per day for dieting each prison'
while in his custody, and actual trave
ing expenses for himself and prisone:
and lunatics, when called beyond ti
The House changed the Senate
figures for clerks of court in the fo
lowing particulars: Cheaterfield ,350 1
$400; Georgetown $500 to $600; Mar
boro,650 to $500; Oconee $250 to $30(
Spartanburg $500 to $1,500; York $4(
And the fcllov:ing changes we:
made as to county supervisorn: Abb
ville $10 for clericail services;, Bar;
well $S00 to $900; -Florence $000
$750; Oconee $300 to $500: Orangebu;
$400 to $330; Richmond $900 to $1,20
with the provisicn that this does n:
apply to current term of office.
The H4use changed the Senate bi
as to th.e pay and service of ccui
commissioners as follows: In Ande
son to get par for not more than
days (Senate'had it 25 dlays):- Gene:
yille from 75 and mileage to 150 da:
and no milegge; Greenwocd from
to 35 days; Hampton from $3.0) a:
no mileage to $1.50 a day and milear
Laurens $100 per annum (omitted fro:
Senate bill); Lexington county $2501
$300 each per annum: Marion count
40 to 30 days; Marlboro $3 per dla
not to exceed 25 days and mileage
the rate of 5 cents a mile (omitt:
from Senate bill): Oconee $250 cat
to $300 each; Richland $2 per day f<
23 days and mileage.
Clerks of county boards--Aiken $2(
to $223: Edgefield $75 to $150: Georgi
town $150 to $200: Dorchester: $75 (ne
In the Senate bill): Harry $150 to $10(
Laurens $1A; Y::rk 51,000.
Townsh:p commissioners were to e
$1.00 per day in the Senate bil!. bi
the House changed this to $2 per da
z e enanges as to county superi:
tendents of educat!cn were: Bvmbe:
(where the auditor does the wormi.
from $23 to $5; Barnwell $450 to $50(
Chee-leston $600 to $750; Cherokee $3(
to $400: Fairfield $450 to $300: Ham:
ton 2400 to $+50: Lexington $500
$60); Marlboro $400 $600: Newh'r;
$600 to $650; Richland fram St.0001
St .150. In Lexington. Charleston a
Newherry counties special provisic:
for traveling cxpenses were inserte
but were afterwards taken cut as
was tearea tae constut:anamyz or tU
bill might be male questionahie. T
rnaveling eper.se then was included
the rogular' salary.
Tr.wnshiip asssrs and city hoarc
of aumss::s are to be paid $2.00 p
Twenty-secer h T:ay-The heuo
save third readi:ng to the railroad co;
solidgton bill, to the bill fixing ti
saare of county c.I!!ccts and three I
carresrs Secon.d reading was gia
n Mr. McGcran's 11 to change ;
'nalty for non-; yme~nt of taxes: M
C'te r's bill to reguTate the sale ce
:to;and Mr. LoA:wood's billi
acis the~ oflce of phoespha2te ins::;
There~ was a lcng and c': :into
discussion ov;er the bill to allow count
boards of education to appoint teaoce
for c-ounty irstitutesc The bill we
fin!!y w thdrawn from the Senate and
kiiled. The House heid an evening
sss:cn and dispatch(d a good deal of
>f T,:enty-Nineth Day-When thE
house met it was for the purpose of
considering an attenuated calendar.
a mere skeleton of its former self.
h Yet there were 8O second readin
bills left. The house had by resolu
tion Tuesday night agreed to strike
from the calendar all second reading
)f house bills. In this way about a hun.
r ired house bills went to their destrue.
- tion, being nothing but senate bills tc
d be acted on by the house.
There were 15 third reading bills,
but some of them although having
o passed second reading Tuesday night,
d were killed yesterday. Among thQ
third reading bills which were sent
to the senate were Mr. Weston's re
lating to improvements on profe:ty
of State hospital for the insane, Mr.
Kinsey's bill relating to publication
7 of legal notices, Mr. Bacot's resolu
tion to create a commission for the
,? St. Louis exposition, and Mr. Lock
* wood's to abolish the office of phos
; phate inspector.
There was one incident which
'e caused-some Interest. The house sfy
y eral days ago killed Mr. Richards'
s bill to increase the value of scholar
. ships at Winthrop college. Mr. Rich
L ards Tuesday night took up a bill to
provide for courts in Kershaw and
g moved to strike out all after the en
Ls acting words and to substitute there
for his bill relating to scholarships.
There were 'several protests entered
ie but the speaker ruled that the mo
tion was competent. Mr. Richards
d stated that if the body of the bill he
proposed should be adopted he would
change the title accordingly. The
0 house filibustered until nearly mid.
i night and adjourned with this matter
d lAst Day-The State Senate adjourn
y ed Saturday sine die. Ratification of
s bills and resolutions of thanks occu
0 pied the most of the day. No new
d business was taken up, and no import
s ant matters were acted upon. The ses
, slon for the most part has been a har
h monious and pleasant one.
No legislation of a radical or re
volutionary character has been enacted
; Twenty-sixth Day-The Senate got
1; down in good shape and transac( a
g lot of business. Many bi1s recefed
their Ilnal reading, and 'f e others
!s were killed. The chief interest in the
1- day's proceedings* centered in a
3l speech by Senator Stanland, in which
's he made the char e of mismanage
- ment and extrav nee against the
it directors of the State dispensary. A
)f bill passed its third reading forbidding
it the directors from buying liquors ex
,e cept upon a requisition from the State
9 Yesterday Senator, Stanland asked
leave to withdraw from the files of the
1- Senate his bill providing for the estab
-s lishment of a Senate soldiers' home.
e There was no chance for the passage
of the bill at this session.
's Senator Stanland's request was com
I- plied with and the soldiers' home
:c scheme is dead for the present at least.
I- The bill establishing Lee county was
s iven its third reading. The Senate
has amended the bill in certain un:m
portant particulars and the bill will
e go back to the House for concurrezce
-a mere formal procedure.
jT Mr. Prince's bill to povide for re
covery f'da.mages from railroads when
Sthey convert to their own use coal or
other freight in transit, was given its
Twenty-seventh Day-The Senate
did a very good day's work disposing
yof a number of mattees at the day ses
sion, and at night commenced work on
the general appropriation bill. One of
the results of the morning ses.sion was
sthe virtual passing of the street car
Svestibule bill, with necessary amend
ments, but not applying to Charleston
At night there was quite a debate over
Sthe military item in tfle appropriation
:bill. The Senate adjourned at 10 p.
i' Twenty-Nineth Day-The senate
t spent all of the day, both morning
and night sessions, In considering the
h appropriation bill. After considerab3le
~discussion the item giving $200.000
ror pcnsons was aiioweaZ to stan..
Trhe appropriation for Winthrop coi
lcge was increased from S50.000. as
.taxed by the house, to $55.000. The
'senate reversed its action of the day
before arid restored the Item giving
t an appropriation to pay the t.ranspor
itation of the State troops to the ex
position at Charleston.
At the night session the senate
gave a second reading to house joint
resolution proposing a constitutional
ame~ndment to aid certain townships
that voted bonds in aid of a railroad
th ~at was never built.
Tihe appropriation bill was the first
matter taken up as unfinished busi
noss and Senator Sharpe resumed his
argument in op)positionl to the in
I '1as-'d appropriation for Winthrop
T:committee amendment of $,n,
0'% was then adopted.
The committee had recommended
OuO.00 for Confederate pen sions. ;a
Ita of $200,000 as the bill carne
from the house.
Senator G:raydon sp'-'e 'in favor of
M ei.''0 fo,r the soldiers L ast year
the lIgislature voted $150.000 for pen
siens. imt by a mistake-r ther onlyr
rde: IS100.660('. Therefore he favrr(
u.dv;ng $200.000 this year. If they h-:td
oten l150.&ti last yer he woul-1
have fared this sura this y.ear. but
hefl that the people ef the State
n::d th~e;old soldir-rs $50.000- andl be
anited the le;is!atuire to pay it. In
nice and eqity the appropriatonf
s ho"ld lbe $200.000 this year.
sjh .o Uts no sh:.e he.s no con
Astcnishing Turn In the Now Famous
Rice Murder Trial.
TELLS PARTICULARS OF MURDER.
Lawyer Patrick Dosed the Aged lil
lionaire, and Finally Chloroformed
Him to Death.
New York, Special.-A very drama
tic point in the trial of LawyE , Albert
T. Patrick for the murder of the Texas
millionaire, William Marsh Ric-. was
reached Thursday afternoon. C:as. F.
Jones, the valet, had been relating the
circumstances leading up to the some
what sudden death of Mr. ttice, in
September. Then pulunging at once
into the details, he held the attention
'of his audience to the end of his re
cital. Freed of minor points his story
"In August Patrick grew Impatient.
Mr. Rice, though an invalid, was liv
ing too long to suit the lawyer's pur
poses. Patrick said he would come to.
the house and kill him himself if neces
sary. He suggested chloroform and
Jones said he would get some. The idea
of chloroform as a means was sugges
ted by a magazine article. It was de
termined on after Jones talked with a
physician who said a person wacse
heart was affected, as was Mr. Rice's,
could be most easily killed with it. and
that little trace of the-drug would be
left. Jones got a two-ounce vial of it
by wriMng to his brother in Texas.
Jones then branches off into the al
legated plan adopted to weaken the al
leged plan adopted to weaken the al
him mercury and iron pills. The pills
brought on debilitating diarrhoea.
Then, unwittingly, a friend brought
Mr. Rice a present of bananas. Of these
the old man ate nine. The fruit made
him exceedinglwy ill, and yet the
weakening doses of mercury were kept
up. By Saturday, about the eighth
day of the last illness, Mr. Rice be
came delirous. This testimony brought
the events up to Sunday, the day of ;
death, and the witness said that du
and by telep one",
William Marsh. Rice's quick d'eath,
deelared the witness, was decided on
at a conference between Patrick and
Jones held Saturday tight. Jones had
told the lawyer of the arrival of a
draft for $25,000. Patrick told him it
was time to apply the chloroform, now
that the draft had come and that Cap
twin Baker was coming, or they would
lose all. 'Jones agreed.
Jones here told his story of the ac
tual killing. He made a cone of a tow
el in the small end of which was a
ehloroform-soaked sponge. Creeping
into the room where Mr Rice lay
sleeping, he quickly covered the sleep
er's face with the large end of the cone
Jones rushed out of the room. In half
an hour he came back. He removed
the cone. Mr. Rice was dead. Jones
swore he telephoned to Patrick the
words: "Mr. Rice is very Ill," the
agreed signal between the two of
death. Jones' story of the end was con
cluded by the statement that Patrick
came to the house and removed all of
Mr. Rice's papers.
"Some time in August," Jones said
in the course of his narrative, "Patrick
asked me if I did not- think Mr. Rice
was living too long for our welfare. He
thought It would be a good thing if we
would put him out of the way. He said
If I'd tell him some night when Mr.
Rice was sleeping soundly, he'd come
up and do it, if I would not."
"What was said of chloroform?"
asked Attorney Osborne. -
"Patrick said that would be an easy
way to put Mr. Rice away. An article
in a magazine gave him the idea.
Something was said about getting
chloroform, and Patrick said It was
very hard to get; that one had to have
all sorts of certificates before the drug
gist would sell It. I told Patrick he
could leave that to me. I sent my
brothe $5 and he sent me chloroform
in a four-ounce bottle. Patrick said
he had often wondered about what
would be the effect of chloroform os a
person afflicted with heart trouble. "I
put the question to Dr. Curry,:and, he
said no little chloroform would be
needed to kill a person who .had heart
disease; that it was doubtful if any
traces of the poison v'ould cemain af
ter death. I told Patr'ick what Dr.
Curry had said."
Secretary Long to Retire.
Washington, Special.-Now that the.
Schley matter has been settled offI
cily, it is understood that Secretary
Long feels that he is at liberty to car
ry out the project cherished by him
in the last year of President McKin
ley's administration and retire to pri
vate life. However, this is not expected
to ensue at once, for there is no certain
knowledge of what may follow in Con
gress. notwithstanding a strong belief
by the administration that the case
is settled beyond revival. Therefore, it
is understood the change in the cabi
net circle will not take place before the
adjournment of the present session of
Congress and perhops not until next
Carriage Factory WVrecked.
Valdosta, Ga., Speccial.-During a ter
rific wind storm here Tlhursday mcrn
ing. the carriage factory of the Robert
Cranford-Dasher Company was wreck
ed. The building fell 15 minutes before
the employes were due to begin tneir
day's work. The loss to the company
is $10,000. No further damage than
shade trees and fences destroyed has