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TU? NATJOJNAL BANK,-?
L. C KAYNE-President. - .
FRANK Q. < ORD. Cashier
CAPITAL, - - $200,0002
Surplus & Pro?ts. $140,000j
V/e shall be pleased to have 70a open ?n]
account with this Bank. Custom
correspondents '??sured of every <
and accommodation possible, nndor cental-'*
KDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1905.
Confesses Murder of Hi
?:: : Just P
'g?Pgjg-1 g?? : '-I
WAS STEADY OF NERVE TO THE END
'-\ ?' t_? . ; J ^
Death Without <W Tremor, Walking
Unassisted to the Place-No State
men^.gorthcoming When Asked at
the ALast Moment if"*H? Had-' Any
thing to Say,. But a Written Con
fession Was Given Cut After the
Execution by'His Spiritual Advisers.
Charlottesville, Va., Special.-With
,_out a tremor,. ?L Samuel McCue met
death on the scaffold at 7.35 o'clock
Friday morning for wife-murder.
S Hardly had his struggles ceased whea
his confession was given cut by ;his
three spiritual advisors, Revs. G. L.
'' Petrie, H. B. Leo, and John B. Thomp
son. McCue listened calmly to the
reading of the death warrant, and
.when Sergeant-Rogers askerf, "Do you
thJnk that if I.-.gave you. my arm you
would be able to walk co the scaffold?"
He replied calmly, "I can walle with
< < out your'aid." On " the way ho stum
-bled once "cr twice and tho officers of
fered assistance. It was not needed,
however. Thero was no weakness.
Mengue had merely slipped on the fro
? - - No Statement to Make. *"
Before he placed thc rope au?ut Mc
.Cue's neck, Sergeant Rogers nut his
. arm over tue condemned man's sh o ul- ?
_ J. SAMTJS
ders and whispered something to him.
When everything was ready Mr. Rog
ers again spoke to McCue, asking him
if h? had anything to say. "None at'
all," was his answer." The trap was
sprung, and ninteen minutes afterward
McCue was pronounced dead of strang
ulation. His neck., was not broken.
The body will be taken to Brookville
. Confession *as Given Out.
"J. Samuel McCue stated this morn
ing Iii our. presence and requested us j
to make public that he did not wish to
Broke Into Jewelry Store.
. Suffolk, Special.-The jewlry store
o? R. L. Brewer & Son, owned by R.
JJ. Brewer. Jr., former mayor, was en
tered and robbed. The burglars got in*
by prying up with a crowbar a sill un
der a' read window. The practical loss
?was th?c theft" of articles left for re
pair. A $300 cash register .was destroy-.
.ed,v but'only $4?n cash "was taken. Mr.
Brewer cannot ascertain his exact loss,r
but it is estimated at between J500 and7
$ro(F. .; <v
May Punish Atchison Road..
eral Moody has appointed Judson Har
mon, of Cincinnati, -who was attorney
general during the second administra-.
?tlonof President Cleveland, and Fred
erick N. Judson, a prominent lawyer
of St. Louis, to investigate thc al
leged action.of .the Atchison, Topeka
Santa F? Railroad in granting re
.bates to the'<Jplorado: Fuel & Iron Com
pany. This employment is with the
view of taking legal proceedings
against the company, if, after an inves
tigation', such proceedings seem justi
fied. Both lawyers*, have accepted the
Live Items, of News.
. . The-Hungariancolony in N?w York
is making'great preperations for the
banquet to President Roosevelt on Feb
lr; ? Gen. Nelson A. Miles, in a statement
'* in/Boston, says he has no apology to
offer fur his- treatment of Jefferson
Davis in Fortress Monroe.
Many vessels are still held in the ice
. jam in the'Delaware .river and? heavy
rain- and sleet storm's were reputed in
the South and Southwest. ,?
The Senatorial deadlock at Dover,
: - Dei., showed no material chang?.
?ri _R?v: Dr. J? H.- Darlington, rector of
Christ's Protestant EpMeopal Church,
.. cition o?J3ishop ot^JHarrisburg.
?TJj?-.amended^protocol of ;the-United^
States and' Santo* Eiomingo specifically
-??Tbe ^?v^Conacil i? Lon don-decided
':tfee~:?reene and G%4?OT case4n4aa50jypfc
.'vk?-^nifed-St?tftpfSe probable effect
s Wife and Paysv Law's
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leave ihif? world with suspicion resting
on :hu-y u'um'arT>b?mg other than him
self* -t??atr"ite''aloTrfe was responsible
fer the 'de?^-'impelled-to it .by an evi!
power .f?ey7?^^s*t??itrbl>"and that, he
recognizedhTsj sentence as-just."
. J. Samuel McCue was 46 years old
and twice had been mayor of Hie city
.of.-- Charlottesville -iTh? tragedy foi
which he paid -th?. penalty cheated
more interest th?n'&n.? btu?r crime
that has occurred in the State
iii the past quarter of a century.
Story of the Crime.
On Sunday -night, September 4, Mc
Cue accompanied his wife' to church
end .they returned home about 9.1E
o'clock. Within 15 minutes'after they !
bad repaired" tb~thc!r VeSSTfa ?utire
for the night th? was aroused by
messaged, announcing the murder ol
Mrs; McCue,\and friends, physicians,
and officers hurried to the McCue
home. Mrs. McCue was found dead
in the bath room, and McCue was ly
ing on" tho 'floor with an abrasian on
his cheek and feigning Uri conscious
ness. He "later asserted that the at
tack had-been m&?e by an Unknown
w.hite man who bad climbfert through a
lindow. Mrs. Me?Wj had been dealt
a blow that broke her hose and her1
left e^r had almost b??n eSVered by
a second blow-. D?^th was caused by
a gunshot wound just above th? heart.
McCuo nevor/was ? hie ht .explain the
presence, ia ih? ?Milu room of a small
piece of ?OHS? "undershirt which fitted
exactly 'A torn place in the shirt which
he >;?d-on-when the officers arrived,
i'he v.'omen figured ia the reports cir
eulated as to the cause of the murder
and a letter filled with endearing lan
guage sent him by one of his women
clients was produced at the trial. Mc
Cue had'-quarrelled with his wife a
number of times. She was 40 years
old and thu mother of four children.
The coroner's jury held McCue for the
murder three days after it occurred,
and he had since been confined in the
jail, vehemently protesting his inno
cence. His trial was concuided Nov
ember 5, and he was convicted, the
jury being out only 26 minnies.
Judge Campbell to be a Candidate.
Richmond^Special-It is reported
that former.Judge Clarence J. Camp
bell will be a candidate for the legis
lature from Amherst county this year.
Judge Campbell was removed from the
Amherst county bench .by the.legisla
ture for cowhiding Rev. Mr. Crawford,
of the Anti-Saloon League. He had
acquitted Mr.-'Crawfordr of the charge
of contempt of his court.
; Fire in .Jacksonville J?i?. .
t ' : .
' "Jacksonville, Fla.-Special - What
the^officers believe to have been an ef
fort on the part pf a negro prisoner
td ?scape- by ss.tting*- the jail j on fire
resulted in one'negro, being killed by
suoffcation and 15 escaping. The cries
bf fire in the Raspberry P?rk city jail,
shortly .after >4 o'clock, a^pke Jailer
Bryan, who rushed from his room to
the corridor to ascertain the trouble.
As he opened the door leading into
the jail proper -'?ndense smoke came
rushing toward him. '.He immediately
went -to -each-cell and released the
prisoners, and them, sent: im the alarm.
Fresh From the Wires.
The peace movement in Russia is
'.Survivors' of the wrecked , Fumes
liner Damara je?c?hed Pleasant,Point,
tf. C., after a terrible experience.'' )
Germany's success ;n capturing the
contract for rearming the Turkish ar
tery continu?s;'to cause resentment,
n Paris. .. - -. ; ---.[ ?
"King Oscar of Sweden, who is ill,
:urned over the Government"'tempor
ally t? Crown Prince Gustaf.
The Senate-Committee on Foreign
Relations adapted an amendment to the
tfbitration ..treaties, providing for the
?ubmissionjo ih| Senate, of. every
rlaim to be a -bitrated under . the
reaties.M- ^SVSSf^ j
"rC? Wt"Tost; of ^Michigan, demah'uVtho
\xpulsion from tbe^Se^ate of Senator
Platt;" of New.-Tprlc, cri;T:the ground
hat'ihe lartter-is^yiolafing^thj5 ant|
I The NrtioaaIJl?d?.Cro?s..S?ciety v%a3
sdrs?a!22d-t pur?uas? to eu act o? Coa
SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS
S?c?rds in the OTfice Not in a Satisfac
I tory Condition For a Considerable
.^rfte report pf the legislature spec???
committee t? examin? th? books Of
State officers in part aS foil?wi-:
Tb thi? G?nir?i Assembly of South
_I..].JI..I.|- _'_-? * -_.- .
Your committee appointed to make
quarterly examination of the offices of
the State treasurer, comptroller gen
eral, sinking fund commisioners alla*
the secretary of Btaie beg to report!
That they have examined the book
of accounts of th? above ft?mSd officers
and find m Bfflcfsi df State treasurer,
comntwaller general r.nd-sinkincr fund
correct, with proper vouchers, the of
fices and the books neatly and well
kept, and the committee, with pleasure,
commend the efficiency and courtesy of
the officers and assistants in these sev
Appended ?r?. statement fr*8m the
books pi the- bBv?ral departments.
"W? beg to call attention to tte fact
that the office of the comptroller gen
eral is sorely in need of case3, etc., for
the preservation of the valuable records
in that office. Papers cf great value
are compelled to be left uncovered and
unprotected for lack of safe and cen-,
venlent places to file them-, ?nd should
a fire occur in that.Office, as did occur
in the secretary bf state's Offici?, the
loss would be.irreparably alid.nothing
would be saved, except such r?cords and
books; as can -be and are kept in the
already crowded safe. . We earnestly
urge supplying th?s office with proper
fixtures aria that sufficient appropria
tion be made for this purpose at this
session. * * *
As to the secretary of state's officfl,
the report says:
This office has net b?e.? ?Dcji^ed In
the examinations heretofore; But last
year this r?iii'ti'onal duty was placed
on this committee and it has been an
onerous, unpleasant and extremely dif
ficult matter to ascertain the exact
and true condition of the finances of
this office-due to many reasons which
we will atom pt to show later oh-.
When, we first Went to ibis. 8ffi?6 jd
April, 19?4, \yfj wfcr? informed that we
could conclude our labors "in 10 mir
:u.tes'.'; and;were shown the bank books
and a mere statement of amounts, ag
gregate, received in that office and
amount paid State treasurer. On in
sisting that we came for a real exami
nation we were begj?d-"f??.tim* to pre
pare bookP; etc However; your commit
tee went to work, but soon found, on
account of the absence of books and
improper entries of cash received,
wrong and improper entries rilado in
the book* furnished, which had been
badty kept. Your committee feeling the
need cf a thorough, examination ad
journed and secured the services of an
accountant, Mr. J. C. Hollis of Gaffney,
3. C., and with his valuable assistance
made-rup-a book of every item wo could
find and was furnished hr Mh.it. M.
McCown, the Resistant Clerk, said book
being now lil the possession Of your
.-committee; ?fter adjourning .and - be
fore our return with Mr. Hollis ..many
errasures and corrections were made on
JLe books-Attempted to be kept The
only way we could do- was to handle
each declaration for charter, return,
application for notary public-in fact
every paper during Mr. Gantt's admin
tratiom Seeing that considerable time
would be consumed in thiB examina
tion, we did not feel justified in going
back- of his term without. exprep ??=
thority, PO .iiiri. nut do 3d, but feel now
that this Should be done by the com
mittee to be appointed.
In comparing the return of corpora
tors to the charters that were re
corded, we found some unrecorded and
others ercneously . recordc-d, Such as
where a charter had been granted in
the sum of $15,000, same waa recorded
as having be.en issued in the sHm Of
$50,000. This work we did not complet?
-on account of ? very damaging fire i.h
the office where,.principally, ail records
were kept, and since that time we have
been unable tb do any such work, for
the books were badly injured, hence
such examination was necessarily sus
In many cases we found where over
collections hnd been made, aggregating
$307.55 ranging from 50 cents to $77.50.
There was no evidence that these va
rious items had been returned to the
proper parties, but on the contrary,
the secretary of state informed us we
"had nothing to do with these excess
amounts, as that was a matter be
tween himself and the parties sending
them." We do not agree to such a
proposition. On the book which was
supposed to be kept items were left off
entirely. To illustrate: Camperdown
mills, chartered April $0, 1904; charter
fee $100, and others.
Improper amounts credited to State:
Puckhaber Bros., Charleston; charter
fee $50; amount State credited with,
|15, March 23, 1904. We feel compelled
to condemn this carelssness in hand
ling the people's money and in not
keeping proper entries of all moneys
coming through the office, also the
method that has prevailed in many in
stances where a credit system has been
allowed. To give an instance, the Nor
ris Cotton mills, charter increased on
April 10,1903; charter fee $"0; amount
received after charter issued, $25; and
the claim was made that the late Col.
D. K; Norris contended that "the office
already owed him' $25." Either this
money is lost to the State or is a loss
to the secretary of state; at any rate
such practice should be discontinued.
There are oher instances. These items
of over-collections may have been re
turned, but we have no evidence ?f .
same. Your committee is cognizant of
cae instance where there has been a
refund. The charter was granted on
February 23, 1904, and refund made
June 23, 1904, after these matters had
been called to the attention of this
We regret to report that "all mon
eys" have not'been paid over "quar
terly" to the State treasurer as is re
(lUired by law, same being held, in-some
instances, considerable time after the
expiration of the several quarters.
Your committee begs to report that,
as .the report of receipts and disburse
ments will show, hereto appended, the
secretary of state has deposited in
bank several hundred dollars in excess
of the'amounts shown by his books br
evidenced by proper vouchers in his
office, as having been collected for fees.
In this amount no doubt, is included
.some of "these excess collections sent
by: -mistake- ' by different parties
throughout the State and which do not
belong to the S:ato, but should be re
funded to the proper parties when the
charters were issued.
We found by mere chance that one
'item of $102.50 for charter of the Union
Warehouse company of Columbia, char
tered on the 15th day of January, 1902,
during Mr,' Cooper's administration,
was presented for payment in June,
1904, and has not yet been turned over
-to tbe State treasurer, being, we are
'informed,* now in the offico of secretary
of state. There may ba other items o?
Mr, GmWB} predecessor etill outstandn
lng, buttes Wf?t?M* ??? not S1
W? pif Ut,
NORTH STATE ITEMS
Occurrence^ of Interest ?n Varlcu?
Parte ef the ?taiei
?en?ai Cotton" Market;
Calveston, steady ..... ..... 7 li-io
New Orleans, firm .7%
Wilmington, steady .7%
iJ?Riin?rfi, ?cmi?al ....1 ... .?../;%
tf?W Y?fk; qUi?t . :?; : #80
Bps.tbji,, oui?t_ :: :::7.80
Piill?rlelub'?; q?iB? :::: :::: 8:05
Houston, steady .7 9-16
Augusta, quiet.7 9-16
St. Louis, quiet.7%
Louisville, firm.7 11-16
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent price* paid
Strict good middling .7%
Good middling- .7%
Strict middling .7Vs
Tinges. ;.6 to 7
Stains .5 to 6
North State Newa,
the committee ?gre?d td report fav
orably Mr-. Redwift?'? bill, preventing
ticket and claim scalping: it provides
that every claimant of ? witness or
jury ticket br bf ? county order, other
than the one to whom it is issued,
shall take oath as to the amount he
paid for it, and shall 1 ?ceive from the
county commissioners a sum not ex
ceeding 1.0 pei* gent of the mn of the
saint1: A?, bad al tile weather was last
night, when walking was next to im
possible, a Senate and House commit
tee met and heard arguments in favor
of the hill establishii?? a State 'immi
gration bureau, this being thej fourth
inGetifig of the committee on this ques
tion. i^mrdjgra^iGr^?dn^ Wat
son,. Br South' Caroltri?, spoke last
night as to what the bureau had ac
complished for the State. Kuykendall,
secretary of the State Real Estate
Dealers' Association also made an ad
dress in support of the bill. It pro
vides for a commissioner to be appoin-:
ed by the G?vernor" at ? salary Of $2,
a riM'fe at S?.OO'O, and* $7,800 for
expenses. The bill received a favora
ble report, though several members of
the committee were opposed to., it.
Tho hour HH?vtn? ??r th? ^p?clai or
der-relative to the divorce bill-Mr.
McNinch sent forward a substitute
drawn by the minority of the judiciary
committee Mr. Alley sent forward a
substitute for nil bills. Several ether
member's scut forward amendments to
the Committee bill, tlib McNinch bill
?jltl the Alley Mil:" .Mr. Miirphy, of
Edgecombe; suggested that ?s the dl
yorbp bill, was the.most important in
th? Legislature) to, bi? considered,. and
.nobe but thfi judiciary committee
had yet been able to familiarize them
selves with the question .involved in
the many bills presented, that all be
printed and a certain time set for their
consideration next week. Mr. Mc
Ninch was opposed to any further de
lay. Many members stated that they
desired to be better Informed on the
Subject h???r? th? rS?tt-r Card? up for
?ctio?, and" it was ?rdered that the
various bills and amendments be print
ed, and next Tuesday night at 8 o?clock
was made a special order for their
Licenses were issued to 25 out of 34
applicant? to practico law, Their
names afc a= fbllowsi J: G-. Anderson,
Halifax ebuiity; fi, IL Crumpler,
Sampson; 1\ j. Markham, Pasquotank;
G. L. Spence, Pasqu?t?hk; W. H.
Pace, Wake; .' P. C. McDufne, Mary
land; C. B. ?enson, Wake; W. P.
Cannady, Granville; T. F. Whitley,
Halifax; Harry McMullen, Chowan;
Preston Cotton, Pitt; G. M. Patton,
Alamance; F. E. Fredericks, Wake;
C. H. Mebane, Catawba; J. L. DeLan
cy, Mecklenburg; J. J. Britt, Bun
combe, J. S. Styles, Buncombe; C. N.
Melone, Buncombe; E. D. Broadhurst.
Wayne; J. D. Langton, Wayne; W.
R. Clegg. Moore; R. B. Chastine. Clay;
R. 0. Everitt. Martin; Paul Faison,
Wake; J. L. Williamson, Wayne.
The Secretary of State has authoriz
ed the Salisbury Hosiery Company to
change its name to thc Centaur Knit
Will Mot Wait For Thaw. "
Tokio-Ey Cable-The impression
prevails here that the impending bat
tle between the armies of Field Mar
shal Oyama and General Kuropatkin
will occur before any material thaw
takes place, which would conyert the
country into a slushy bog and render
the movement of guns, ammunition
and stores impossible until the roads
Gift to Si ate Normal.
President Charles D. Melver, of the
State Normal and Industrial College, at
Greensboro, has announced the receipt
from Mr. Carnegie of $3,S36 for furni
ture for thc library at the college, to
which he has previously given $15,000.
Mr. Carnegie gave Greensboro $30,000
for a library, and it will be the only
place in the country which will thus
have two libraries as his gift. Speak
ing about what he desired the Legis
lature to give for the college. Mr. Mel
ver said he only asked that it be plac
ed wherever it was before the fire, with
$10.000 additional for improvements.
The fire loss was moie than $100,000.
Flood Str.ge in Alabama Rivers.
Mobile, Ala., Special.-A flood stage
is reported in several rivers in the
State. The Warrior is now 55 feet at
Tuscumbia and is expected to reach 60
feet. People living in the low lands
there are moving out. At Demopolis
the deluge shews 42 feet. At Montgom
ery the river is 25 feet. Much damage
is reported at interior landings, and
steamboats are unable to make sched
Wants Platt Expelled.
Washington, Special.-C. W. Bost,
of Battle Creek, Mich., who has in
tertesed himself largely in the estab
lishment of a parcels post system, filed
with President Pro Tem Frye of the
Senate a petition for the expulsion of
Senator Thomas C. Platt from the
Senate. The petition is based on the
assertion that Mr. Platt as an execu
tive officer of the United States Ex
press Company, ls a party io a con
spiracy to maintain Identical ratea
ornons the express companies for ar
tlolps 8hl;j)p^ oyop thai? Ilr$s,
SOtl?ii CAROLINA L?GISLATURE
The House and Senate Getting Down
- to Solid Work.
"Fli? entire time oi the sonate Titos*
tf?y night w'?s l&f6t?? t? i*. (1isC:uSsi?ri
ii the ten circ?it hill and the end ia
hot yet:, Thc apponents of the bill
found?ci ('.heir sft?e?hgs op constu.tional
technicalities but Lh?i ???ppr?rters- took
a broader view and held that no m?re"
technicalities should stand in the way
cf progress and relief from congestion
in the courts.
Senator Brown moved to postpone
the- ?consid?ration of tho bill.until the
h?xt s???ipli hilt g?nat?f Hood moved
td tabla this:
? COMMITTEE. R?P"?RT?D; .
TH8 J?l?t. t?rfMrirS appointed^ inbiri
the house and senato during fife sea;
sion of 1904 to investigate the books'
and accounts of the State officers, yes
teryday*made their report to the gen
eral assembly. The report on the sec
retary of state's office appears on the
face of-it to be a condemnation or
rathe!1 ?^r?bhks bi IftM method? of that
office: The fcammiye.^..hfts..beiil thot;
ough in its investigation and ft9f
spared words.-Columbia State.
By a i vote of 68 to 31 the house of
representatives Tuesday night put it
self on'record as favoring the origi
nal "Brice bill." This bill was intro
duced bTMr'i ftibie of Aik?ii, ann was
the ?d?ntic?i bili presented by Son?to?
Brice of York last yeaf. The Vote
last yejcf ?fr?s. 4? tfv fifi; &<f, majority
being M faVO'r of pkt'iiig the ?di8d?
half tax on the counties voting out
Amoiig the new bills introduced
were: ii >
Senator Butler-Pixing the time for
holding courts in the several circuits
This bill is Conditional, to the passage
of th?i'?fl circuit hW: . ...... ... ,
Senator Butler-To incorporate the
.Cherokee, Union and Spartanburg rail
Senator McGowan-To incorporate
the Reedy River Power Company.
At tie morning session of the sen
ate third reading bills on tho calendar
were.???d. ,??d debate beg?ii ?n the
10-cird.u?t bill bhf thi? w?sj?terruptfjd
by theV visit of the house sb tli?t Hel?
might -be ratified.
Debate was then curtailed by the en
trance of the speaker and clerk to
ratify .'acts made into laws as follows:
To allow county treasurer of Ches
ter toflibrrow f.Hnrt?; _
To .prohibit trespass..
To allow Clio school district in Marl
boro to' issue bonds.
To-'dispense of all. moneys in\ State
treasury known1 Ss aife?t tdx funds:
Ceding to government certain i?nus
on Sullivan's Island.
Amending law relating to powers of
trustees of thc S. C. M. A.
For the. protection of aids to navi
gation established^ by the United
States lighthouse board.
Fixing liability of stockholders iii
\A?ter . ratification was GV??.ti was
notiiong:-until .the senate adjourned
until: evening:. . ^ , . . . , . .
The h?use sent wtird fhat.it .refused
to/include traction engines in td? tir?"-'
v?siohs of the automobile bill and the
president appointed Senators McLeod
and Warren as members of a confer
ence committee on this amendment.
The historical commission bill from
the house, wad amended on motion of
Senator C: L: B??ase by reducing the
salary of the clerk front $1,200 to
$1,000. The biii which thC senate
to the house had the amount of $1,000.
The bill known as the matrimonial
law was killed.
The House, by a vote of 77 to 20,
refused to kill Mr. L. O. Patterson's
bill for the establishment of an in
dustrial ?Cb?oi for boys at a cost of
$15,000. it then passed, tii? ipili amend
ed so as'to reduce the amount to $5,=
000, but requiring the penitentiary peo
ple to furnish th? necessary convicts
without expense Kif th* pftristruet?.?n of
the original buildings. Ari ?meildnicrit
also requires three of the seven trus
tees to be women. The board is to
select the place for the school.
The Senate passed the tenth circuit
bill, amended so as not to interfere
with the present arrangements regard
ing judges and solicitors. It makes a
ninth circuit out of Greenville, Ander
sen, Ocoaee arid Pickena, and a tenth
?Ircuit out of Charleston, Beaufort and
Answering the invitation" to address
the Assembly on the 9th, iii iii? inter
est of the Jamestown Exposition, Gen
eral Fitzhugh Lee wired his regrets
from Washington, saying that on that
day the matter would come up in Con
gress, and he could not reach South
Carolina.' He suggested that the mat
ter could he attended to next year,
but thought it might be best for the
Senate to take action now aiortg the
lines suggested in his letter ?f ? fe\V
One of the interesting f?atures Of
House legislation sb fat was th? de
cisive majority with which that body
last night passed the Toole bill, which
eliminates the tax feature from the
Brice act, allowiug counties to vote out
their dispensaries. The Senate has
killed a somewhat similar measure, but
the Senate bill went further, and al
lowed not only counties, but commun
ities, to vote out their dispensaries,
and the friends of the Toole bill are
by no means discouraged with the
prospects of its passing the Senate.
To hold this proviso of half a mill tax
over the heads of those counties de
siring or which might desire to vote
out their dispensaries is looked upon
as a threat, which is being resented.
The handwriting upon the . wall has
been brought into bold relief by the
action of the House, which comes
freshest from the people.
In the House of Representatives
Thursday, there was a final fight on
Mr.Patterson's bill to establish an in
dustrial school for boys.
The ten-hour labor bill was killed,
as was also the inheritance tax bill.
Col, D. O. Herbert's bill to codiiy
the militia laws of the State was
passed by the House. Col. Herbert ex
plained that the laws of this State are
in imperfect condition, and the bill
would re-enact these laws with a num
ber of desirable changes. The bill pro
vides for no appropriation, although it
does increase the salary of the adju
tant ?eicval from $1,500 to $1,900. He
showed some instances in which there
is no warrant of law for the militia or
ganization; there is no statute to pro
vide for three majors to a regiment, al
though every regiment has three ma.
jors to comply with the manner of or
ganization in other States. There was
no opposition to the bill.
The house gave second reading to the
ways and means committee's bill to
provide for a committee of five to in
spect the books and vouchers of the
State treasurer, comptroller general,
secretary of- state and sinking fund
commission. The committee, has here
tofore consisted of three members, but
Mr. Moses explained that the work is
very heavy ana the committee can savo
time by having a large number of
members and dividing tho work.
The Senate ranurrad to thc t?n air
eui?. mili aii? made a slight change.
In joint session ?cti? WR?-? ratified aa
Issuing scLuOl bonds in district Nc?.
36 in Orangeburg.
Amending the act requiring payment
of license fees (corrects an error).
, Relating to board of trustees i.
ErfefcyWian College of South Caro
Having State treasurer issu? dupl?
cate instead of triplicate r?c?ipts.
I ..Amending law relating to primary
I elections; .
I Ratifying charter ?f Parr Shoals
j Power company.
Allowing county commissioners of
Lee to borrow money,
i Relating to bond issue for court
I houss ct Camden.
Ejecting town auditor for Union.
Validating sale of two lota in Dar
lington1 to C.- W. Hewitt,
Re'?trftg. to schools districts ?f Ma
rion, M??li'uS, Di>f??' and L?tta.
Fixing time for ?l?6il$fs trustees in
Easley school district.
Providing for reappraisement and
taxation of certain abandoned rice
Authorizing town ol' Wagener to Is
sue bonds, ?
???Jdrf?in? School district No. 65 of
Orangeburg iO i?su? bcjiidS.
Authorizing school c.r&tnct NO* 70 in
Orangeburg to issue bonds.
Developing duties of board of publie
works on town council and treasurer
and clerk of Gaffney.
Although the Senate was too digni
fied tti confess it, it adjourned until
II o'clock thia morning so that the
Senators might go to the minstrels
hist ?Veniiig: There was no night ses
si?ri, ?s ?il Wanted to attend the the
The Clemson Bill. ,
Debate began Friday in the senate!
on the Pollock bill. This is the house
bill to establish at Winthrop an in
spection bureau to examine fertilizers.
Oiemfiqu now derives the total income
fruin th/? privilege tax and if the bill
passes the s???te1 Wihl-hrop will be a
part beneficiary in it.
The bill has been on the calendar"
for some time, ever since it came over
from the house. Senator W. J. John
son has on the senate calendar a sim
ilar bill but he will let it rest now
that the Pollock bul has arrived.
A- g??d. d??l of speech-making was
engaged i?l Frid?y dn this bill, but no
action was takeil. jN?$ Consideration
occupied both the morning arid Even
The house of representatives has
declined to pass any legislation to
amend the dispensary law. Saturday
the senate bill was considered as a
substitute for Mr*. Brantley's bill, and
the whole matte/ indefinitely post
poned after ? long flgiiti
Will increase LeVy,
T?i? ''sfipply bill."' or the bill to fix
the levy for tax?? fe*' the current
year, was given second reading iii th?
house of representatives Saturday.
The levy for State and county pur
poses is raised In the bill from 5 to
6 1-2 mills. This is the first time in
two score years that the levy has ex
ceeded 5 mills. This bill occupied prac
tically the entire "time in thc House.
In thd Striate routine business only
was considered. Many members wer?
Over 91,00O.OCX) worth of diamonds
are stolen every year from the South
Africa diamond mines.
In Mexico the Department of War is
studying rt project to establish night
schools foi' thc soldiers,
fn Prussia the. price of medicine is
regulated by the State'; ri new price list
being published every year.
When an unmarried woman dios id
Brazil the coffin, hearse and livery of
thc- coachman are all scarlet.
A battalion of Chinese soldiers, io bo
headed by a Chinese band, is being re
cruited from residents ol' New York
The Government of Venezuela has dc*
cjd ed td give no titles to coal mines tn
thc failure; i?tit ld exploit jill such mine*'
under its own supervision and owner
Henry Ilollonback, of Boulder Creek,
Cal., was kicked over a 200-foot preci
pice by <i mule. He only fell li fry feet
and was rescued comparatively unin
At the annual meeting of the Com
mercial Travelers' Association, of Can
ada; the proposal td reduce the mortu
ary benefit fund Was defeated by an
b ver whei m lng m a jori ty
The Pdstoftien Department of Great
Britain has announced that it will here
after accept wireless messages for
transmission to ships at sea at the rate
of thirteen cents a word.
Au ingenious thief who secreted him
self in a trunk addressed to the freight
station tit Bmichow, in Austria, was
captured lifter he had filled thc trunk
With inisceliaucou? Valuable* from
The court has issued an order to the
sheriff to sell Michigan City, Ind., "at
auction to the highest bidder" to satis
fy tl judgment of ?il.00 > against the
town for injuries received by a young
woman who fell through a sidewalk.
The 1005 convention of Hie Black
smiths' Union will be held in St. Paul.
Detroit (Mich.) mates think of form
ing a Union of their own, and definite
li la ns are being discussed.
The Chicago Federated Trades estab
lished tho precedent of admit Ung cler
gymen as fraternal deiegates.
A graduated scale of wages will
shortly bo adopted by the street rail
way company at the City of Mexico.
Tart of the striking lumber wagon
drivers at Chicago, 111., have returned
to work, having won the union w'age
In Wisconsin the eight-hour day is
prescribed in manufacturing and mc
;han'cal cslablishinonts unless other
wise: agreed upon.
Tube workers throughout South Staf
fordshire, England, have been served
with notices of a reduction in wages
'.qual lo three and a half per cent.
The request of the Western Mary
land trainmen for shorter hours, an In
crease in pay and payment for over
time, has been refused by tho company.
The minimum wage for union book
and job compositors in Boston was in
creased from ?17 ff $18 per week in ac
cordance with an agreement made a
The agreement between thc Iron
Molders' Union of North America and
the National Founders' Association has
boen terni I na ted by the Employers' Or
The Church Association for the Ad
vancement of Hie Interests of Lahor is
constantly controverting tho sta lenient
(hat organized labor is unfriendly to
, American Federation of Labor organ
isera In tho Pittsburg (pad district are
busy lu nu effort to get ali locar unions
?lo nfHIlnte with thc Iron City Central
toleMtotjiicll. "" ' ' ' : ' " ? "
The time is coming, and it is not
fo.r off, when men and women -frill
?ft??f rainproof suits as well as coats,
for the pro??s? ?f waterproofing cloth
has become so extensive that any
cloth, wh?ther of the best cf poorest
quality, can be treated without alter
ing its color. Indeed, it has been a
long day since fashion gave to men
stich fi boon as the raincoat has prov
ed, thc raincoat doesn't show on its
surface that it is a raincoat, and lt is
worn on the sunniest day as well as
the wettest with equal facility and
good taste.- While it is at present a
distinctive garment, there are signs
which point to a rainproofing, here
after for all styles of overcoats. That
in vogue is an easy step to the appli
cation of the process to suits of all
descriptions. How handy a water
proof full dress suit would be at some
banquets! The process is cheap
iSr-oiigh. it costs only twenty-five cents
a yard. In addition to the rainproof
ing treatment hai: been made to in
clude a so called "moth proof" qual
ity by some firms. Vanish the moth
balls!-New York Tribune.
Thc Prussian army contains only j
ons officer rahed from the ranks.
Bees Routed Surveying Party.
A surveyor in Pahang accidentally
discovered a nest of bees, reports the
Malay Mail. On seeing what he had
done he turned and bolted through the
jungle. But ft was of no use, for 3
large number of tho insects pursued
him and stung him on the eyes, nose,
Cheeks, neck and hands. After a run
of about a quarter of a mile, with the
insects at work all the time, he fell,
and the bees appeared to pass over
him. But shortly afterward several
of them returned to the charge. Dur
ing his wild rush through the jungle
the unfortunate surveyor tore and cut
himself badly with thorns. Finally
one of his coolies discovered him and
took him back to his quarters. Dur
ing this ?encounter some of the sur
veyor's coolies took refuge in an ad
jacent stream, but, nevertheless, they
were also attacked, and finally had to
bolt through the jungle.
Young Husband-Bertha, did you
ask the grocer to show you some of
those seedless beans I was telling
you about this mornlngV
Young Wife-Yes, and if you want
your slippers warmed before you put
them on you can warm them yourself,
sir; I won't.-Chicago Tribune.
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