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EDGEFIELD, S.C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 1905.
South Carolina's Executj
STATE PROSPERTNG INDl'STWALLY
The Governor Makes a Number of Rec-j
ommendations Touching Upon Mat;!
. fensrThat Will Come Before the|
The message of lion. D. C. Hey wai
.. -Governor.;, of South Carolina, to: t
. General Assembly, is a comprehensiyj
?nd lucid document, giving Che Stat
financial condition and dealing
length with many questions a??ecti
the State's welfare-matters that
be before the legislature for ?onsi?e
tion during the present session. 1
message' is..loo lengthy to give hej
complete; but all the most importa,
suggestions are embodied in the fi
To the Honorable, the Gentlemen.'
the General Assembly. .' ;
^The .annual meeting of your
,x -!^a?lenbp'?y ^jrjngs a season .of respg
iSle duties,"bf arduous labor. In
cordance with thc requirements of
.?:.--t3s^Constitution. I. herewith submit
my Annual Message, with the assura]
that I am ready to co-operate wit
In advancing the weal and the di
of our commonwealth. As a matt
prime importance, I shall first
your attention to the condition o
FINANCIAL CONDITION OF
' For a number^bfv-yeafs past'the
has been under'the. necessity, o
rowing money to meet its curr?
penses. The amount borrowed has;
annually increasing, until, the last
the State Treasurer was compi
borrow the sum of $500.000.
son for this increase lies in
that since the year 1900 the ex;
tures of the State' have annual!
cedded the revenue.'
In 1900 the expenditure ex
ceeded the revenue hy _$10;
In 1901 the expenditure ex
ceeded the revenue by_ 13,
In 1902 the expenditure exr
ceeded the revenue by .208
. - In-1903 there was. an apparel
cess of revenue over expen
~ - ^ amounting to $56,304.29, but in .'
the expenditures exceeded the
by $32.833.57. for the reason t
sum of $89,137.86 was then rec
settlement of claims against thu
^States Governn??ht.'l anet was? '
? .^_^e;generaXfund^;- liastVeai,
' expenditures exceeded the ~
of expenditure over revenue
698.51 for the past five years,
In 1903 the General Assemb
lng that this coifdition of affal
- BO longer exist, appointed a ci
to consider "how best to put
upon a cash basis, what '?
sources of revenue, for th'
- 1 ; Available, and what changes
made in existing laws, for tl
ment and-collection of taxes.'
The committee reported a;
session;-making several rec
" tions. the only one adopted.
." *" being a license" tax upon , al
tiions.' Th is. law became ope'
year, and it is estimated fl
- . _i add SS0.C0O to the State's rev
estimated revenue from th
levy for the present fiscal >'
$1,050.000. The insurance li
and the fees from the office
retary of State may be e
$50,000. To tfcis "we may
from lic?nse fees, making
'" 'enue for 1905 of $1,1SO,000
It will thus be seen that,
penditures are the same as
there will again be a
" no provision made to pjac
. upon a cash basis.
.: SINKING FUNDS,
The assets of these, severa.
December 31. 1904, aro ag
Comulative Sinking Fund
. tion and payment of Sont
Brown 4 1-2 per cent Bc
248.59..; Ordinary Sinking
" 109.SS. of which $2.936.73
" escheats and $61.173.13 to t
Sinking Fund proper. Si
for insurance of public bul
. 471.62.. ?.
Cji REVENUE BOND S
""v * On December 19. 1904,.
Court cf the United States
. decision of the ?'nited S
Court, in the ease .of Lee
in son, and declared the;
. Script of this State to be
the Act of March 2.. 1872,..
this script was issued, a"
year of its issue, its valid
stant'.y been before the cou
decision the State is fori
of the liability to redeem
of script outstanding, a
to her finances has been r
the decision been the ot
State would have been cc:
" EDUCATIONAL, 1NSTI
I am deeply gratified j
your honorable body tha
past year-the great cause
has continued to advance
Mo greater nor more J
c?se cab demand our thc!
... _.,?nd. our,,best energies. Inf
' &>? t?riaf* fcn cf- in d u s tri al, a
have proposed, and to
common schools and
tutions of learning refle?1
and prosperity in the hhj;
most important interests JD
wealth, shall be, as it is
pride and of pleasure to;
labor and money spent
of educating onr chlldn
turn. t')an which there .
.. ; er. Ignorance is.an evil.
"" not alford to permit-i
against the future, and
this deplorable conditio
money well spent at al
The spirit manifested
_. odr people ail over the
V * guarantee' of the hope th
- will- continue to reveal
even greater success in t
tant rr.use.. . a
The reports of the ?
tions, of learning- which#|
by thc State will be sub
by the state Sup?rinten
tion. These papers will
.. , interest and every one
"*~ isfaclory condition of.
in thesa institutions, pl
lt is i necessary for me
tails. ? specially as the
comp>}e. will bo befoy?
At f'-e South Caro'
/. enrol;--nt of student
. y? I lieve, than -ever .b.e'ori
% ' The new normal seaois
y Sought, they have been award
most worthy and deserving appli
and it is clear that they have
.strong factors in infusing new
nd activity in- this institution,
the South Carolina Military AcacU
an increased.attendance is shown,
fflciency of the graduates from the
.ic institution has won signal
nitron from the War Departmen,
this is indeed a tribute to the
and excellency, pf J ts manage
t. This is one/of'the^ oldest and
; honored institutions of learning
a career of valued and useful ser
in the State.
en?so? College continues to grow
flourish. Its capacity is taxed' to
fullest extent to accommodate the
?ts, and life and growth are every
re in evidence. The agricultural
olarships, estaglished at this college
he last session of the General As
hly, will attract many young men
? the lines for which this institu
was primarily established. -The
. Agricultural Hall, recently corn
ed, is a 'valuable addition to its
inthrop College,- the only institu
of learning which South Carolina
ports- exclusively, for "the education
omen, f?as a career'which fully jus
s the. distinction it enjoys.: Since
stablishment ?s .has grown- year .by
r in the hearts of our people, and
proven a potent and influential "f?c
in developing education in oin*
te. From its doors annually go
th young women who have received
most careful technical training as
achers, and the effect of the work" of
rfrainedj and cultivated educators
in evidence in every county in South
ie- Soirth Carolina Institution for
Educaron of the Deaf and Blind,
Cedar Sp??hg, submits a report which
ows that this institution is keeping
?. with our other educational inter
CVI availed myself of the privilege
visiting the school last year, and
is pleased and gratified to see evi
nces of the remarkable work which
accomplished. There can be no sub
titute for the training, the system and
jthe .helpful influences which are here
?so skilfully combined; there can be.no
just and adequate estimate of the good
which is revealed in the molding of
usefulness. JrX '?
The trustees of these institutions,
with one exception, together with those
of the'Colored Normal, Industrial, Ag
ricultural an.d, -.Mechanical Collgee, at
Orangeburg-which, I am* glad to say.
is well managed, and. is doing good
?work-all ask from you practically the
same appropriations as were given last
year. I earnestly recommende that
?.h?59?a^pr.?prtcloins bc made, and the
good'work done with thc:-results ac
complished, make me regret that we
cannot dc. even more.
In reference to the condition of the
common schools of the State, I would
respectfully refer you. to the full and
painstaking details which are presented
in the report of our State .Superinten
dent of Education; This report shows
an increased . attendance,., and;. also
shows that twenty districts at your last
session secured the passage^ of -special
acts to issue bonds for the purpose
of building, new schoolhouses. In this
report is included the statement that
a very large number of school districts
have levied special taxes. It is gratify
ing to note that the school terms are
gradually being increased, with, larger
salaries paid'tb teacher 'which,'in my
opinion, is most necessary and import
Superintendent Martin recommends
that a certain per cent, of the school
funds be set aside for the* erection of
school buildings by the county boards
of education, and in this re^jmrnenda
tion I heartily concur. A recommenda
tion looking to an increase in the num
ber of rural school libraries, and regu
lating their establishment, which re
commendation also has my indorse
In reference to the South Carolina
College the'Governor recommends that
ic be. elevated-to the university plane,
calling attention to the fact that all
other States have State-universities ex
cept South Carolina.
He also suggests a mild compulsory
school law, urging the necessity of
giving a proper training to the children
-)f every commun i ty. ?
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
COMMERCE AND IMMIGRATION.
.Ii; is with a great, deal pf pleasure
that" I" commend to 'your direful ccn
;idep;ation-.th(e.f-u-ll and admirable report
3f th*}' Commissioner of Agriculture.
Commerce and Immigration. This <re
Ejort shows, beyond any question, the
urgent need for such a department.
South Carolina, by the. establishment
jf this department", has become the
pioneer Southern State in developing
its agricultural and - commercial re
sources by means of immigration from
3ther States, and from abroad, an l this
'act. has already won for ns widespread
.ecognition. Though this department
was only established' at.your last ses
>?OT\ and our efficient Commissioner'
lualified just nine months ago. the re
port of Commissioner Watson will
;how valuable: and f?r-reching results
ilready accomplished'. It is difficult to
Degin a work of ttys nature; to offi
??ally organize a State Immigration-De
partment ir\an arduous task; especially
;o when the' State .is beyond the line's
ilong which the immigration move
r:en has been progressing. .'.
? " . STATE .MILITIA.
Your attention is .invited to the re
?orts of Adjutant-General Frost and
:vieiit.-Col. . Ezra B. Fuller, pf the
Jnited States Army, which contain
(aluable facts for your consideration in
.eference to the State_Militia. Upon ray
.equest. Colonel FulleVwas detaile l by
he War Department to' report for" duty,
o act inpoopcration with ,the Adju
.ant-General in promoting the effici
ency of our- State troops. The services
>f this officer have been most valuable,
md the military branch of aw Govern
nenUHas' been materially aided by bis
DISPENSARY. ~" ".*?
Last year I purposely retrained from
naking,any recommendations in refer
ence ,to the Dispensary. My reason for
his was that I had not then had suffi
rent time to familiarize myself with
he practical workings of the system. I
?ave since had greater opportunity to
;rudy some of thc more important de
ails regarding^the management of this
nstitution, and for this reason I b?g
o- submit, for your consideration,
ihange's which I am constrained to
hink will be improvements.
To prope'rJy regulate 1 control the.
ale of liquor has alwa en a ques
lon-mosf dtfHcult of K oh. Theories
ipori this subject, wt . /er. and wher
ever tested, alway* become dlffi
problems when, theil' practical enrol
merit UR laws, or r?gulations, ?rfc
tempted* No liqu?r la\V has ever
Been devised, which; iii its general
eratipn, has givbil ?litir? sat?sfacti
South. Carolina is the first and o
State that has attempted to solve 1
problem under such State control
is included in our present Dispens
Law. In spite of the fact that this :
has many strong points which cc
mend .lt, most notably among th
being, 'in my opinion, the fact that
bas decreased drunkenness, it ls a
true that, like other laws, it has its :
perfections. I am convinced that If t
system can be properly regulated,
will be one of the best solutions of
liquor question. If not properly m
aged and controlled, its usefulness \
bc at an end. The recommendath
which I shall make will be submit
with a view solely to improve the s
tem, and to place all available le
restraints around the sale and use
: The purpose of the Dispensary sho
be, not to increase, but to curtail fl
control, the sale of liquor, and this p
pose should always be kept in view,
a business Institution, it should
placed as far as possible above cr:
cism, and its restrictive regulatk
should be rigidly enforced. The mi
agement of the..Dispensary has alwf
been the subject of more or less cri
cism. During the past few months tl
criticism has been made frequently, a
with the greatest freedom. It is nee
sary that the system should be ma
a& business-like as possible, and to tl
important end I shall principally din
. . STATE COMMISSIONER.
The, State commissioner should,
my judgment, be-the officer"whose c
ty it should be. to purchase all suppli
for the Dispensary. He should be
quired to make contracts, not for a
specified amount of liquor, brit 1
such supplies as may be actually i
quired, such requirements to be c
termined by the .Commissioner, base
as far as passible, upon orders I
ceived by him from dispensers, J
proved by the County Boards, and fil
with him thirty days before the a
vertisement for bids by that officer.
REMOVAL OF DISPENSARIES.
At your last session there was c
acted a law giving to counties whi<
desire prohibition the right by a m
jcrity vote to close their dispensarle
and upon the taxable property of t
counties so voting it was requlr<
that there be levied an annual ti
of one-half of one mill, this tax to 1
expended by the Governor in enforcir
the law, should the local authority
fail to do so. Objection has be?
made to this law on account of the ti
imposed, it being contended thai,
is in the nature of a penalty, its effe>
being to deter the people from votin
for tho removal of Dispensaries.
I do not agree with this view,
prohibition be. substituted for the Di
pensary law, then prohibition shoul
be enforced, and when this cannot t
done through the sentiment of the pei
pie, expense must certainly be incu
red. Thc counties now pay for th
enforcement of each any every lav
and it is not fair to expect countie
which--maintain ,thA-Dis;pcnRary t
take the profits accruing to the Gene:
al School Fund, to defray the expense
of the. enforcement of the law in
county which.pays nothing. Beside
this, thc lax is by no means excessive
it can bo expended only when neceas
ty requires,- and then solely in an e?
fort to accomplish tho purpose fo
which the people voted.
STATE HOSPITAL FOR THE IN
The governor recommends libera
aprropriations for this institution, ani
speaks in words of praise of the gooi
work it has done and is doing.
In reference to the condition of th*
Penitentiary. I would refer you to th?
reports pf the Superintendent and thi
Board of Directors. During the pas
two years I have availed myself o
opportunities to observe this insttu
tion closely, and am glad to say tba
it is excellently managed. The con
victs are well treated, and the disci
pline is equal to that of any similar
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
The excellent work of this board if
commended and it is recommended
that its work be sustained by the leg
The largest appropriation made by
your body is for thc care of the Con
federate Veterans. Tlris amount seems
large when compared with the total ap
propriation, but when viewed in anoth
er light we cannot but feel that we
would like to clo much more for the
old soldiers who in years that have
gone did so much for their State and
country. The total number of pen
sioners on the rolls this year was 8,
554. and ?197,309.42 was the amount
distributed among them. The law,
generally speaking, is working satis
factorily, but in reference to certain
classifications it is believed that im
provement can be made, and the
Comptroller General will specifically
direct your attention to the proposed
changes. Anything pertaining to the
proper care of the veterans of the
Confederacy will. I am sure, have your
most thoughtful consideration. We
owe. them a deep and lasting debt of
gratitude, and care for those who, in
their old.age and declining days, need
this care, should be. as i'. is. a privi
lege and one of the first duties of our
At your proceeding session an
amedment to the Constitution provid
ing for biennial sessions cf your body,
having been agreed upon, it was sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the
State at the general election, a ma
jority of whom voted in favor of this
amendment. Believeing as I clo, that
biennial sessions will afford all neces
sary legislation, and will result in a
retrenchment of expense, I trust you
will ratify this vote in order that the
amendment may become effective.
In as brief space as posible I have
endeavored to give to you information
concerning the most important depart
ments of our State Government, and
have made for your consideration such
recommendations as'appear to me to
be necessary and important. I re
joice to add that progress and pros
perity continue to bless us. with thc
uplifting influences that come from
thc earnest labors of a united people.
Thc welfare cf South Carolina is large
ly in your keeping, and much hope for
her future will depend upon thc results
ot your deliberations. There was
once a temple erected with no sounds
of tools of labor, with no confusion of
baste and disorder, without noise and
strife. Imbued with this spirit, with
united zeal and devotion may you quit
yourselves like men; may your delib
srations add lo the upbuilding of our
Commonwealth; may they contribute
Lo the reign of law and order, to the
peace and happiness of our people,
incl to thc dignity and honor of our
D. C. HEYWARD,
South Carolina Towiimakers Get Down;
BOTH HOUSES ARE ORGANIZED.,
Session of the House and Senate Qpen-i
ed on Tuesday and Both Branches;
Organized For Business.
The Senate organized hy the elec
tion of the following named officers:
Senator R. L. Manning, Sumter, tem
porary chairman; R. R. Hemphill,
clerk; J. F. Schumpert, sergeant-at
rims; W. H. Stewart, readir.g clerk;
Rev. W. I. Herbert, Methodist, chap
.a)n. In each case the incumbent was
re-eleci.cd and none was opposed ex:
cept Chaplain Herbert. Mr. H. S. Din)
gie, of Charleston, was re-appointed
The dispensary question came up in
the form of a resolution by Senator
Blease, who seeks a thorough investi
gation of not only every department
of the system, but of every rumor that
has been started against it.
Ailer Clerk Hamer had called the
House to order at noon, on the nomin
ation of Mr. Prince Altamont Moses
was unanimously chosen temporary
chairman and was immediately sworn
in. He swore in the new members^..
The House then went into 'the elee-'
lion of a Speaker,- and Mr. M. h.
Smith was chosen.
J. C. Hamer, of Marlboro, was re
elected clerk. When he had taken
the oath of office, on motion of Mr.
Altamont Mosos. he reported) the or
ganization of the House to the Sen
ate, which had already reported to
the House as being organized. On the
nomination of W. P. Pollock, J. S. Wil
son, of Lancaster, was re-elected ser
Alter the Dispensary.
The legislative machinery was not
quite ready to move with dispatch in
ali its parts, the new bills not being in
shape to be acted upon as yet. So the
sessions of both houses were short, and
neither was characterized by interest
ing or important incident. The Senate
adjourned after the introduction of two
unimportant new bills, and will likely
adjourn until Monday.
The House was in session only an
hour, during which the' Governor's
message was read. Representative Fra
ser introduced a resolution to abolish
the Saturday sessions of the House, so
as to adjourn on Fridays until Mondays
An important new bill touching the
dispensary is that by Representative
Toole, who seeks to amend section' 7
(the Brice act) so as to require the
State board's consent before more than
one dispenser can be appointed ingaby
county; If a fourth of the qualified"??^
tors of a township in which it ls r?0-\
posea to locate a dispensary ^p?unSfS
for it an election shall be held anti a
majority at the ensuing election niay
reject the dispensary or in like manner
vote out dispensaries already estab
lished. With the exception of Henry
and Beaufort counties, dispensaries are
not to be established in unincorporated
towns except by special act of tbe Leg
islature. Counties may remove or es
tablish dispensaries by majority elec
tion or petition of one-fourth the quali
fied electors, but these elections may
be held only once in four years.
Section 4 provides for the appoint
ment of the third member of the
county board on the recommendation
of the mayor at the county seat. Thc
county boards are to approve the or
ders sent in hy thc dispensers for
Thursday was again a do-nothing
day in the South Carolina Legislature,
each house house adjourning after a
brief session, during which some new
bills were introduced. Speaker of the
House Smith announced his new com
mittees, and this having been done in
the Senate and the engrossing depart
ment having gotten well under way,
it is expected that both houses will be
working smoothly and with dispatch
by the first of next week. By an aye
and nay vote of 93 to 23 the House
adopted Mr. Fraser's resolution doing
away with Saturday sessions. In the
House a number of new bills were in
troduced. These included Josh Ash
ley's bill to abolish the immigration
In the Senate. Senator Blease intro
duced his bill calling for a reduction
in railroad fares to 2 1-2 cents a mile
from 3 cents a mile. The committee
favorably reported his resolution call
ing for a rigorous investigation of the
dispensary, but so far thc result Is
that nothing definite will result from
the investigation and little attention is
being given the resolution. The resolu
tion went over, Senator Brice objecting
to immediate consideration.
Senator Raysor's dispensary bill, fol
lowing the lines of Governor Heyward's
suggestions with the exception that it
gives the appointment of the three
members to the Governor, who is also
authorized to suspend the commission
for cause. The members of the board
are to be paid $1,500 a year, and are
to meet weekly instead of monthly.
The purchasing authority is taken from
the board and given to the commission
ers, who is required to open the seal
ed bids submitted to the State Treas
urer in the presence of the board.
Thc Senate and House committee ap
pointed by the last Legislature to in
vestigate the feasibility of establishing
a State fertilizer faculty has submitted
its report to the effect that the resolu
tion under which the commission was
created failing to provide for expenses
the commission has found a thorough
investigation impossible. State Geolo
gist Sloan, whom tbe commission call
ed to its aid, estimated the cost of a
thorough investigation at $12,000 and
two years' time. The matter is of
some general interest in view of the
sad way in which the phosphate in
dustry of the State has fallen off in
the past decade-dwindling to almost
nothing from a great and prosperous
The fight over tho formation of the
new county of Calhoun from partss of
Edgefield, Abbeville and Greenwood
counties is warming up a bit, and in
terest in the forthcoming contest is
increasing. A determined effort on the
part of Edgefieldvwill he made to tie
up the new county in the Legislature
with the bill creating the new county.
The Calhoun advocated perfected their
approval of the State board of canvas
sers from the finding of the Edgefield
county board, which decided to throw
out the Edgefield vote on the ?ground
that the books of registration' were
opened on Monday instead of Tpesday,
as required by The Code. A 'special
meeting of the State board of canvas
sers to determine the appeal Lwi?l be
held next Mom1* t noon In tte Sec
retary o? Statt ?fice. I
CONGRESS Al WORK.
The Senate and House Regularly at
Work-What They are Doing.
Morgan oh Statehood BM.
After the passage of the omnibus
bill claims bill and fixing January 28
for the delivery of addresses in mem
ory of the late Senator Hoar; the Sen
ate devoted the day to the Statehood
bill. Mr. Morgan spoke for two hours
against the hill.
The speech of Mr. Morgan followed
closely the arguments he made against
the Statehood legislation proposed two
years ago, but. he spoke particularly
"Of the character of the population of
Nev/ Mexico and Indian Territory. Ke
declared that the framers of the legis
lation were of the white race and that
it -was not the intention of thc Mexi
cans, Indians, negroes an? half-breeds
should be brought into citizenship. He
said that if Arizona and New Mexico
were admitted into the Union this class
of citizenship would control the elec
tions and that bribes and whiskey
might control them.
Mr. Mallory presented the minority
report of the merchant marine com
mission. It was referred to the com
mittee on commerce.
The omnibus claims bill was passed
with several committee amendments.
It carries direct appropriations amount
ing to about $2,S00,00D. The Senate ad
Thc Swayne Investigation.
The House of Representatives de
! voted its entire session to discussion
of the impeachment charges against
Judge Charles Swayne, of the north
ern district of Florida. A dramatic
incident occurred when Mr. Little
field, of Maine, called on Mr. Lamar, of
Florida, who filed the charges against
the judge, to admit or repudiate an
alleged interview which the former
claimed tended to incite the people
to commit an act Of evidence against
Judge Swayne. Mr. Lamar said thai
although Judge Swayne was known to
bo the most lawless man in Florida
he had remained secure from bodily
Mr. Lamar, of Pennsylvania, chair
man of the committee of seven, an
pointed by ibo Speaker to prepare
the case against Judge Swayne, ex
plained that, the majority of the com
mittee had received (heir conclusions
after most painstaking deliberation
and it. remained for the House to take
such further action i:i the case as it
I might deem proper:
Mr. Palmer defined what constitut
ed impeachment offenses and said a
judge could be impeached for any mis
behavior. He then gave a resume of
the 12 articles of impeachment, which
his committee had brought in.
Replying -to a question by Mr. Cock
ran, of New York, as to whether any
litige tiant was opposed by the alleged
failure of Judge Swayne to acquire a
legal residence in his district, Mr. Pal
mer said the evidence abounded in
such cases. He discussed at length
the statute governing contempt cases,
and said it was "so plain that a way
faring man or a fool may not err
therein." That, he said, was "where
this man has sinned."
*-3rfi->-Palmer ?vokod iou:'. r?.ppJftUi?o
when, raising his voice, he declared
his intention of introducing at the
present session a hill which would
give every man punished for contempt
the right to appeal to some higher
Mr. Palmer reviewed the contempt
cases of Beiden and Davis, saying that
Judge Swayne claimevi that the pun
ishment of the two men was moderate.
"I hope" he added, "God will be good
to the men that Judge Swayne imposes
a severe sentence upon."
Referring to the real estate trans
action of Judge Swayne in Pensacola,
Mr. Palmor said that no other judge
on earth would have done such a
.Judge Swayne's court, he said, was
1 reeking wita bankruptcies, scandals
and suicides, and he did not believe
the judge had a friend in his district.
The Senate and the Mormons.
Nearly the entire day Thursday in
thc- SmOot investigation was devoted
to a continuation of testimony relating
to political conditions in Idaho. Frank
Martin and F. H. Holzheimer, promi
I neut Idaho Democrats, testified that a
majority of tho Democrats of the State
opposed "an unnecessary attack" on
the Mormon Church, which they said
was the effect of the anti-polygamy
plank of the party's State platform.
James H. Bradley, chairman of the
Republican State committee, told of
taking advantage of the Democratic
charges in order to get votes for the
Republican ticket. He charged also
til at the Democrats traded off Judge
Parker, the Democratic candidate for
President, i'o:r votes for former Senator
Heitfield, the Democratic candidate
for Governor. Just before the adjourn
ment was taken. J. W. N. Whitecotton,
of Provo, Utah, was called to the stand
and an examination began in relation
io political conditions in Utah.
Mr. Holzheimer said there had been
no plural marriages in Idaho since the
manifesto. He said all young Mormons
were opposed to polygamy; that the
practice of polygamy in Idaho is only
in isolated cases; that there had been
a few cases where children have been
horn in plural families since the mani
festo, but that there are not more than
20 or 30 plural families in the whole
State, and that the Church did not in
terfere in politics.
Mr. Martin said he never had known
of any instance of Mormon interfer
ence in the politics of Idaho. He said
l e had heard it charged that Mormon
influence had defeated former Governor
Morrison for re-nomination, but he be
lieved SO per cent, of the people did
not credit the charge. The witness ex
pressed the opinion that it was an an
nouncement by Senator DuBois that he
intended to push the Smoot investiga
tion that provoked the Mormon contro
versy of the last campaign.
Mr. Brady said that he made a care
ful investigation of the number of
polygamists in Idaho, and to the best
of his information there were only 56.
Hehaid thatMormon precincts in which
Mormon polygamists campaigned
showed a falling off in the Republican
vote. This information was given, to
show that thc younger Mormons were
opposed to polygamy.
"It is all bosh," said the witness, "to
say that Mormons get everything they
want in Idaho-at least, if they do they
want very little."
Currency Bill Taken Up.
Washington, Special.-The session of
the House Tuesday was given ever al
most entirely to a discussion of the
bill reported by the committee on
banking and currency "to improve
currency conditions." A sudden in
terest in the measures seemed to de
velop, as evidenced by the large mem
bership present throughout the day.
Democratic opposition mainly was dis
sipated by the adoption of an amend
ment offered by Mr. Williams, of Mis
sissippi, providing that government
deposits shall be made only upon com
petitive bids. Final action on the bill
* as not taken.
Occurrences of Interest ? in Various
Parts of the State.
Geneal Cotton Market.
New Orleans, quiet.6%
Baltimore, quiet .VA
New York, quiet.7.10
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Tinges.6 to fi Vs
Stains.5 to 5%
Hampton Monument Commission.
At the meeting of- the Hampton
Monument commission yesterday reso
lutions were passed expressing the sor
row of the members of the commission
on account of the death of Col. C. S.
McCall of Marlboro, chairman of the
commission. Mr. Mciver Williamson of
Darlington was present and became a
member of the commission by appoint
ment ot the governor. The other mem
bers are: Senator Marshall and Rep
resentatives E. Mitchell Seabrook, B. A.
Morgan and Altamont Moses. Senator
Marshall was elected chairman of the
commission, an honor worthily bestow
ed because he has taken such deep In
terest in the enaction of the law and
in the progress of the work of the
To Urge Organization.
Anderson, Special.-At the regular
monthly meeting of the Farmers' Edu
cational and Cooperative union a reso
lution was unanimously adopted
pledging the members of the union to
reduce their cotton acreage this year
25 per cent. It was decided also to
make the same reduction in the use of
commercial fertilizers. A committee of
five was appointed to issue an address
to the farmers of the State, urging
thorough organization along the lines
of the union in this county.
The Union and Glenn Springsg rail
road has complete and opened to the
public the bridge made necessary by
its 26-foot cut on Virgin street, near
tne old Presbyterian cemetary. The
bridge is a very substantial structure
and is wide enough in the middle to
allow too vehicles to pass while on
each side railed off is a pasagge way
for pedestrians, the outside being lat
tice work so closely built that there
Is no posibility for even a small child
to fall throughg. The town street force
has been doing some work to put the
approaches of the brid-ggpin.Ji.ettsr. cpa
dition. This will be charged blotc"
to the railroad company.
Florida Special Derailed.
Wilmington, N. C., Special-Train
No. 37, known as the New York and
Florida Special of the Atlantic Coast
Line, on its initial trip from New York
to St. Augustine, Florida, inaugurating
the tourist season, was wrecked this
morning near Hardeeville, S. C., 32
miles north of Savannah, the three
rear coaches of the train made up of
solid Pullmans having been derailed
and turned on one side by the track.
Five pasengers, the Pullman conduc
tor, electrician, four waiters, four
cooks, two porters and the train con
ductor, Mccutcheon. Baggage Master
Grist and the colored train porter were
slightly hurt, while Flagman Moseley
White, of Salters, S. C., was seriously,
but not necessarily fatally, injured.
Headquarters of the system in this
city have have not yet been able to
accurately determine what canned the
wreck. The three cars which left the
track were at the rear, the locomotive
and three others having passed over
without damage. Thc injured were
transferred to the intact section of
the train and given necessary medical
attendance at Savannah, arriving
there only an hour and ten minutes
late. The remainder of the passengers
went through to their destination.
Two ?Med and Six Wounded.
Manila, By Cable.-In an engagement
which took place on January 8th. with
refactory Moros on the Island of Jolo,
Lieutenant James J. Sewell and one
private of the Fourteenth United States
Cavalry, were killed and Second Lieu
tenant Roy W. Ashbrook, of the Sev
enteenth United States Infantry; Cap
tain Halstead Dorey, of the Fourth
United States Infantry; Second Lieu
tenant R. C. Richardson, of the Four
teenth United States Cavalry, and
three privates were wounded.
Fall River Unions to Meet.
Fall River, Mass., Special-The mem
bers of the different textile unions in
the city will be asked to vote on the
question of delegating the power of set
tling the strike in the cotton mills
here to the fifteen members of the tex
tile council. The call for this meet
jug was issued and ls said to be the
result of the efforts of Governor Doug
lass to settle the strike, which has
been in progress for nearly six months.
Stock Growers' Convention.
Jacksonville, Fia., Special. - The
Southern Stock Growers' convention
listened to a number- of interesting
papers during the morning session.
Four addresses were delivered at the
afternoon session, after which the old
officers were re-elected anti the con
vention adjourned to meet in Tampa.
Fla., Feb. I.
The American Public Health Asso
ciation , in session at Havana, discus
More than 70,000 German coal min
ers are on a strike.
Vice-Admiral Doubanoff who recent
ly conferred with the Czar, said that
early peace between Russia and Japan
A statute of Lord Russel of Killowen
formerly Chief Justice of England, was
unveiled in Loudon.
King Christian, of Denmark, nomi
nated M. J. Christensen. Mister of Pub
lic Instruction, io form a new cabinet.
A bill has been introduced in con
gress authorising the sale of unused
burial lots in the Congres
One Carload Received,
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Boys wagons, Goat carts. Hobby Horses. Sbo>Flys Velocipedes
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Seven cases of Chase's fine plush and boa vor] robes fr^na $1.25 to
$25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles.
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