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VOL. XXI PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1891. NO13.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY GOES TO
WORK WITH A WILL.
What Hus Ieen Done in noth Hose
soveral important Bills Voted Upon and
Passed and othere Voted Upon and
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 8.-Tuesday
was a field day in the House for the
lawyers. They had all the discussion
to themselves. Mr. Watts's bill to
amend the law in relation to attorneys'
fees in equity cases was the subject of
a hot discussion, into which Mr. Har
rison was the only member, outside of
the legal profession, who had courage
to enter. 1ir. E. Gary, in behalf of the
Judiciary Committee, which reported
unfavorably upon the measure, stated
that thet committee was not backward
in matters of legitimate reform, but
already four measures with reference
to lawyers' cost were before the House
and there was no need of this bill. The
committee had reported favorably last
winter on a bill to abolish all costs in
equity cases and he was still in favor
of such a measure. The present bill
was imperfect. After considerable dis
cussion the bill was passed to a third
Suitable resolutions were introduced
L ard unanimously passed in reference to
the death of Chief Justice Simpson.
(1001) NEWS FOR T \XPAYERS.
Mr. W atts moved to amend the bill
relating to the extension of time for
paynellt o1' taxes by substituting Feb
rumiy 20 fr r February 1,1892.
Mr. Haskefl, from the Ways and
Mans Cominittee, which reported the
bill favorabiy, stated that the commit
tee had considerca the matter fully
and had decided upon February 1. The
clerk af the Comptroller General had
advanced many rcasons why the ex
tension shoad not be longer than to
February 1. This is the time that has
been customarily selected by the Legis
lature fo- years.
Mr. Yekoell said if the farmers were
.iust as able to pay taxes now as in
February there would be no us3 for the
extension, but he questioned whether
they could get funds from the tanks
Mr. Harden claimed that the farmers
were just as able to pay taxes in Jan
uary as in February. The amendment
.Speaker Jones announced the follow
ing committee on redistricting the
Congressional Districts: First District,
James Simons; Second, W. 11. Yeldell;
Third, J. Townes Robertson; Fourth,
J. L. A bney; Fifth, D. E. Finley; Sixth,
J. R. Daggett; Seventh,, Altamont
IMr. IIaskell, chairman of the com
mittee, cbarged with the duty of in
vest igating the actions of the phosphate
commission asked and obtained per
m ission for his com mittee to sit during
the. sessions of the l1ouse.
A pttition signed by Wilie Jones,
.loim Gary Evans, J. b. Boyd, C. S.
Bi-sell, 11. T. Thompson, James P.
Ikwan, Frank 11. Weston, a committee
appuinted for that purpose at a recent
ma' ting of military men in Columbia,
was presented to the House. The
4petition asked the Legislature to ap
propriate five dollars for every man in
the militia who passed the annual in
A CONSTITUTION CONVENTION.
In the Senate on Tuesday the joint
resolution providing for a constitu
tional convention, was taken up.
Senator Smythe moved an amend
nent providing that the constitution
to be prepared by the convention shall
be submitted to the people for ratiflca
Senator Sloan took the floor and
argned strenuously in favor of the
amendment. it was opposed by Sena
tors D)onelson, Wilson ,Tirnmermian and
Dozier. it wais favored by Senators
Evans and Moore,
Senator Donelson opposed it on the
ground, chiefly, that it was for the peo
~. ple to say if they wanted a convention
and that when they elected delegates to
a convention the presumption was that
those delegates would act in accord
wit.h those who sent them. Senator
Smy the contended that he could not see
howv those who respected and trusted
the people could oppose this proposi
tion, which was to give the people an
opportunity of passing upon the changes
made in their fundamental laws. It
might be, in fact, that the conventien
wvould be composed of inexperienced
men, who would have no check upon
their actions except a recommittal to
The friends of the resolution sug
gested that the amnendmenit might delay
linal action until 18961.
Senator Smnythe replied that there
would be no cauise for such delay and
flere was a long discussion on this
Loint and ot hers.
IThe amiendmient camne to a vote and
asIt lost; nay 25; yea 11.
Tenator Sloan then olferred an amend
mu- it providlIig that the constitution
to be prepaed by the convention shall
not change the public school system
and that it -hail provide for its sup
port. Senator Sloain ma~de a long andi
uf,'active argument on this point. Sen
ator Timmierman opposed the amend
ment ini a very earnest speech. The
Sloan amendment was lost, 30 to 6I.
'The joint resolution was then adopt
ed by a vote of 26 to 10, on a call of the
roll, as follows:
X eas--Abbott, Blamberg. ileasley,
Evn,Ferguson, Glenn, liemphill.
Ket,Ma gill, Mason, McDaniel, Meetze,
O)'DelI. Peake, R(edfearne, Sanders,
Smith, J1., Stokes, Strait, Timmerman,
Nays- Buist, Dozier,,Jenk ins, Moody,
Moore, Sloan, Smith, IL. M., Smythe,
'[le Ilouse spent the gi ater portion
pf Wednesday in considering Mr. Wil
ion'a lull to amend certain sections of
he Geoneral Statutes relating to the as
essmet andtaxation ofprety
'his bill was the special order for 11
uniuid te discussion. Mr. Wilson
peedthlebate with a long and able
- rgmet nfavor of the passage of the
ill. ie claimed that the bill, if it
e':come an Act, would raise the total
(J t taxale property in the State from
$V 50,000,000, as it is now reported, to
4 00,00,000. Property is not now taxed
a its real value. The assertion that
nd is not taxed according to its real
alue is true, and it is true because
1 and Is not returned at its real value.
Personal property should be taxed ac
cording to its real value. Many kind
of property are not now on the statut
books. These omissions are provide(
for in the bill. Personal property, i
returned at its real value, would sun
up $100,000 000, instead of $50,000,00C
Owing to The present laws the Stat
does not occupy its right position as t
financial prosperity. Oae-half of lua
money is not now returned for taxation
Under the new bill there can be no suci
omission. After some discussion, pri
and con. the bill passed its second read
THE GIRL'S COLLBGE.
Mr. Childs introduced a bill calcu
lated, if adopted, to locate the propose4
industrial college to be established to
women, by the State, in Columbia.
The bill provides that this collegi
shall be known as the South Carolim
Industrial and Winthrop Normal Col
lege. The Board of Trustees shall bi
composed of the Governor, Superin
tendent of Education and the Chair
men of the Senate and House Commit
tees on Education and seven other
elected by the Legislature. The electe<
officers shall serve for six years. Thi
main objects of the institution shall be
1. To give to young women such edu
cation as shall fit them for teaching.
2. To give instruction in stenogra
hy, type-writing, telegraphy, book
eeping, drawing, designIng, engraving
sewing, dressmaking, millinery ar
needle work, cooking, housekeeping an<
such other industrial arts as may bi
suitable to their sex and conducive ti
their support and usefulness.
The president and profeisors shall bi
appointed by the board of trustees, whi
shall fix all salaries. No girl shall bi
allowed to take a course in said instl
tutioru who does not receive iustructioi
in at least one industrial art.
The Loard of trustees shall select th
location for the college, and in doing s<
they shali 6oo to the convenience ol
the people of every section of the Statt
taking into consideration the advan
tages and disadvantages of the diffei
ent offers in money and sites. The
shall give notice for thirty day
in three newspapers before finally locat
tng said institution. The board shai
then erect suitable buildings and fut
nish them with the necessary appli
Authority is given any County or cit
or town to appropriate from their fund
money to secure the location of the in
stitution, or they may hold an electioi
on the question of subseription or n
The tuition for students shall be 64
a session. Students not able to pa
their tuition shall be admitted free.
The bill provides that the offers o
the trustees of the Winthrop Trainin
School, to turn that institution over t
the State be accepted ani that institt
tion be merged into the Winthrop Noi
mal College: provided that it be maii
tained at Columbia for the present, a
has the Winthrop Training Scnool.
Mr. Yeldell inquired if a motion t
reconsider the action of the House I
ordering printed the petitions for an
against prohibition would be in order.
The Speaker ruled it would not, bu
added that he would be glad for th
House to overrule him in the matter.
He then commenced presenting to th
House several bushels of petitions to
prohibition, remarking that the Legis
iature would do well to charter specia
trains to convey the petitions to th,
The petitions were from every sec
tion of the State and contained betweei
20,000 and 25,000 names.
The thought of what the printing o:
the several baskets of petitions wouli
cost was affrighting the members.
Mr. Wilion moved that all printe(
copies of petitions be destroyed, tha
further printing be stopped, and tha
the various petitions introduced beore
ferred to the delegations of the Coun
ties from which they come.
Mr. Moses was in favor of tearing ui
all printed ypetitions and stopping the
work, which he said might cost 82,001
or $3,000, if all petitions were printed.
Mr. Wilson's motion was adopted.
SENATE ODDS AND ENDS.
The session of the Senate Wednesda'
was uneventful. There was a slighi
skirmish over the bill to establish a bu
reau of geology and mines, which re
suIted in an indefinite postponment 0:
Senator Stokes presented a miemoria
from the Denmoratic Executive Commit
tee of Berkeley. This memorial peti
tions the Senate to declare vacant the
seat occupied by Hawkins K. Jenkini
Esq., as senator from Berkeley county
alleging that Mr. Jenkins is not a resl
dent of the county.
The finance committee, which had ii
charge the memorial asking an appro
priation for a State exhibit for the Co
lumbian Exposition to be held in 1892
submitted yesterday in the Senate
bill to provide for the collection, ar.
rangement and display of the product;
of the State of South Carolina at ti
World' Columbian Exposition in 1893
and to make an appropriation therefor
The amount of the appropriation il
left blank in the bill as presented. I
creates a commission to be known al
the World's Fair maaagers of Souti
Carolina, to consist '>f the Governoi
one member from each Cong ressiona
Distriot to be appointed by the Gorer
nor, e ad one member from the State a
large, to be elected by the General As
sembly. The commission is to elec
one of its own memters as an executivi
commissioner. The State treasurer i't<
oe ex-othilo, treasurer. The commis
sioners are to be paid $3 per day for the
time actually engaged in the work o:
the commission and necessary expensel
of transportation. The commission il
to fix the salary of the executive mem
ber or commissioner.
Senator Smythe, in behalf of the Sen
ators who voted against the Constitu
tional convention resolution on Tues
day, offered a written protest againsi
its passage, and asked that the same bi
spresd upon the journal. The grount
of the protest is that the resolution o1
its passage to a third reading did no
receive a two-thirds vote of the Senate
T'he resolution received its second read
ing last session and on its passage to
third reading the vote was recorde<
and stood 23 to 8, wanting one voteeo
two-thirds. The question is whetheri
is necessary for the resolntion to re
ceive the two-thirds vote except on it
tinal passage. -
A SENsATION IN THlE IIOUSE.
In the House on Thursday there wai
a lively sensation. Mr. Norton mad,
very grave charge against R1ev. Dr. C
C.licne,oeo the most satin
gruish ed divinas in the Ste.. Whe..
- the bill to provide for procuring and
Spreserving documents relating to the
) history South Carolina came t;p, Mr.
I Norton moved to strike out the enact.
f ing clause.
Several gentlemen spoke in favor of
the bill, but Mr. Norton continued to
i oppose it, saying he knew there were un
) fair histories of South Carolina, but
i would a history of the State be more
- fair that was written by a society whose
i chairman a day or two ago pointed the
f iuger of scorn at the State House
and asked who would have ever thought
that a state of affairs would ever come
to pass in South Carolina that would
bring to the front such a.mongrel crowd
I as now presides at the State House?
r Mr. Haskell arose and asked the name
of the person making such a remark.
Mr. Norton replied that it was Rev.
0. C. Pinckney, D. D., or at least he had
Mr. Haskell said that he could not be
lieve any such statement unless there
was a member present who had him
self heard Dr. Pinckney make the state.
meat. He is a clergyman who has been
in service for forty odd years or more,
and a man whose nature was utterly
toreign to such discourtesy. Other
gentlemen spoke discrediting the re
mark attributed to Dr. Pinckney, and
on motion debate on the measure was
suspended until an opportunity had
been given Dr. Pinckney to explain.
Mr. Tupper called for consideration
on his concurrent resolution for the ap.
pointment of a committee, two from the
Senate and three from the House. to in
vestigate the charge of fraud in the
award of the advertisement for the
State printing. It was adopted.
LIENS AND MORTGAGES.
When Breazeale's bill to regulate the
i liens of mortgages on crops, and to de
fine what crops may be mortgaged, was
called, Mr. McCall moved to strike out
the enacting clause.
Mr. Breazeale said that if the present
system of mortgaging continues it will
ruin the country.
The motion to strike out the enacting
clause was lost by an overwelming ma
jority and the bill passed to its third
The bill provides "that no mortgage
. of any crop or crops shall be good and
. effective to convey to the mortgageE
any interest in any crop or crops othet
F than the crop or crops to be raised dur
a ing the year in which said mortgage if
given, and unless the land whereon said
i crop or crops are to be raised, shall b(
described or mention in said mortgage."
NO MORE FREE PASSES.
) In the Senate on Thursday there wat
a slight ripple of merriment among thE
senators when Senator Woodward's bill
f to prohibit the use of free passes b3
members of the Legislature and StatA
Soficers was called up for a secend read
Senator Beasley, of Darlington
. moved an indefinate postponement o:
s the bill.
This brought from Senator Wood
ward, a strong and vigorons appeal tI
0 the Senate in behalf of his bill. lie sai(
0 he had been offered free passes but hat
never accepted one. lie did not believo
in the principal of the jury, so to speak
t accepting presents from those wh<
might have to come to trial before it.
Senator Beasley said he had frequent
ly rejected free passes, but he never fell
r that any State officer could be influen
ced by accepting a free pass.
The motion to indefinately postpone
was lost by a vote on the call of the roll
of 28 to 7, and was ordered to a third
reading. The following is the vote:
Yeas-Bamberg Beasley, Donaldson
i Furguson, Glenn, hemphill, Redfearne
Nays-Abbott, Bell, Bingham, Buist,
DeSchamp. Dozier, Jenkins, Keitt, Ma
gill, Mason, McDaniel, Meetze, Moody,
Moore, O'Dell, Peake, Sanders, Sloan,
Smith, R. M., Smith, J., Smythe, Stokes
Strait Timmerman, Verdier, Williams
SWilso'n, . Woodward.
- The bill is short and to the point. The
-following are its provisions as passed
to a third reading:
Section 1. That after the passage o1
this act it shall be unlawful for any per
son while a member of the Senate or of
the House of Representatives, or any
State official, of this State, to use any
free pass or complimentary ticket or tc
ride without paving the usual fare, ora
any railroad in this State.
Section 2. That any person upon con.
-viction of a violation of the provision of
f section 1 of this act shall be deemed
guilty of misdemeanor, and shall be
liable to a fine not to exceed 8500, or
imprisonment not to exceed six months
Senator8Sloan did a good thing for the
State in having the joint resolution o1
,the IIouse to extend the time for the
,collection of State, county, railroad and
. other taxes until the 20th of February
1892, taken up out of its order anJ
passed to a third reading. There is lit
tle question of the joint resolution be
coming a law, and the time for the pay.
wrent of taxes extended.
PROHIBITION SCORES A VJCTORY.
In the House on Friday Mr. Kirk.
land moved to strike out the enacting
clause of the prohibition bill, which
brought Mr. Childs to his feet in de
fence of the bill, iIe claimed that last
year $1,000,000,000 was spent for liquor
andl this expmnditure is increasing at
the rate of $58,000,000 a year. This
does not inclutde the effects of the traf
fic. A safe estimate would place this
at another billion dollars. The liquor
traffic costs more annually than all the
Sexpenses of every function of the gov.
ernment. 11ow can a matter of this
magnitude be put aside with a sneer '?
In South Carolink the liquor traficl
amounts to S50,000,000 annually. Every
year 60,000 people died from the effects
of drink, one every ten minutes. Out
of every'five families one must furnish
a victim for this horrid monster. D)oes
any one here want one of his boys to be
a victim to this traffice? If not, be con
sistent. Join in the effort to suppress
that which is a continual menace to the
safety of the boys. After considerable
discussion pro and con, Mr. Yeldell
moved to table the motion to strike out
the enacting clause of the bill which
In th eaeon Friday Senator
Smythe offered a concurrent resolution
tto investigate the condition of the re
-serve fund under ex-Treasurer Melver.
-Mr. Smythe stated that it was intro
duced at the request of the ex-Treas ur
er, who considered that he was entitled
So' such investigation after the coin
Sments made in the Governor's mesage,
In the IIouse on Saturday the pro
' hibition bill was taken up and posed its
second reading. The bill is very sweep
ing in its provisions. The session
m Monday was also taken up with the
I Oonsideration of the prohibition bill,
.but en account of the small attendance
of members tematter was postponed
i until Tuedta.
ELECTIONS BY THE LEGISLATURE.
McIver Elected Chief Justice and Allen
and Tyler Penitentiary Directors.
COLUMIIA. S. C. Dec. 2.-The Legis
lature met in joint assembly at 1 p. in.
Lieutenant Governor Gary announced
that the first business was the election
of a Chief Justice to 1111 the unexpired
term of the late Chief Justice W. 1).
Simpson, whose term expires July 29,
Mr. J. L. McLaurin moved that nomi
nations be made without speeches.
This motion was rulied out of order, but
nevertheless the nominations were thus
Senator Evans placed in nomination
Henry McIver of Chesterfield.
Representatives Blease, .surn, Finley,
Wilson, Evans and Watts and Senator
Stokes seconded the nomination.
Senator Abbott and representative
McLaurin were appointed tellers. The
election of Mr. McIver was unanimous,
156 votes being polled by him.
The next business was the election of
a Chief Justice to serve for six years
after the expiration of the term of the
late Chief Justice Simpson.
Senator Evans nominated lIenry Mc
Representative Burn and Senator
Sloan seconded the nomination. The
same tellers were appointed and a
unanimous election by 156 votes was
The elevation of Associate Justice
McIver to the Supreme Justiceship
leaves a vacancy on the Supreme Cou rt
and an election to fill this vacancy will
be necessary later on. Judge Wallace
and Attorney General Pope are mos,
prominently mentioned for the position.
Both have active supporters and the
contest will be close.
An election of two directors of the
Penitentiary was next held.
Representative Wilson nominated E.
C. Allen, of Spartanburg.
Representative I[arrison seconded
Representative Evans nominated N.
B. Tyler, of Aiken.
Senators Donaldson and Bell second
ed the nomination.
T. 0. Sanders, of Sumter, was nomi
nated for re-election by Itepresentative
Representatile 11art seconded the
Representative Brice nominated T.
IV. Traylor, of Fairfield,whose noinina
tion was seconded by several members
of the House.
The same tellers were appointed
One ballot was taken resulting as fol
lows: Allen, 113; Tyler, 105; Sanders,
69; Traylor, 23. Allen and Tyler were
ELECTION OV ASSOCIATE JUSTICE.
COLUMm11A, S. C., Dec. 4.-The one
"event" which occupied and claimed
the close attention of every one within
the city hmits vesterday was the elec
tion of an Associate Justice to Lilt the
vacancy on the Supreme Bench caused
by election of Justice McIver to the
chief place. The election was the spec
ial order for 1 o'clock and long before
that time all the seating and standing
room in the House of Representativ( -
was taken, so to speak. There wei e
only twocandidates, Judge William 11.
Wallace of the Fourth Judicial Circuit,
and Attorney General Pope. It was
known that the race would be a close
one, but exactly how close no one knew.
The friends of both candidates were
confident of their success, in fact so
much so that they "backed their judg
inent." The total vote cast was 146
just 10 less than the vote cast on Tues
day for Chief Justice McIver. Of the
whole number cast General Pope re
ceived 76 and Judge Wallace 70; giving
General Pope a majority of six votes.
A Hunnan Hlolaeaust.
D)ETRLOIT, Mich., D)ec. 2.--The most
appalling catastrophe that has visited
Detroit since the burning of the Tilden
school, two years ago, took place about
2 o'clock this morning. Fire broke out
in the grocery store of George .J. Reis,
332 Orleans street, and communicating
to the dwelling house overhead, smoth
ered to death Charles Ris, aged 22, and
his brothers Josie and Eddie, aged 11
and 7 years. The latter children were
found in their bed and the older boy
was discovered by the firemen lying
upon the floor before a window as if he,
realizing the danger, had attempted to
escape by that egress.
The father andl mother were found
locked in each other's arm at the heati
of the stairs leading out fito tile yardi.
They were burnetd to a crisp. Why
they took the rear steps may niever lbe
known, for if they had taken the front
way they would undoubtedly have been
saved. As it was they rushed into a
fiery furnac 1, for the conflagration did
thIe most dlamnage where their bodies
Two other chlildren-Max, aged 15,
and Toney, aged 12, and a hired girl,
whose name could nIot be ascertained,
escaped by jumping out of the windows
into the arms of the police and firemen.
T1here was no means of finding out just
how the fire started. When first seen
it was Issuing from the front windows
up stairs, but an examination of the
grocery store showed an overturnedl
stove, and tile damage done to the
lower story would indicate that the fire
started in the store._
Mistook Morphine for Quinine.
GRE'ENvJrLLE, S. C., Dec. 4.- V, B.
Anderson, a wvell known and highly re
sp)ected young man of the Cedar Grove
section of Laurenis County died Mon
day morning from a mistaire in taking
medidne. lie hlad not been wvell, and
MoA~y morning got up out of bed to
take some qJuinino. .it seems from
what can be learned that there wvas a
bottle conltaininlg morphine near the
one containling quinine, and the two
bottles were much alike. A fter taking
what he supposed was quiini ne Mr.
Anderson started from home. Abmout
half a mile from his home he became
suddenly illI and was taken into a
neighbor's house. Before anlythling
could be done for him the morphine had
done its work. iIe was about 211 years
old. Mr. Anderson was given the dose
of supposed quinine by 'is mother, who
took it from among some. medicine that
had been left several years ago by hIer
husband, the late Dri. Anderson. She
supposed ft to be qjuinine.
nlown to ieces.
NYACK, N. Y., D)ec. 2.- -A dynamite
factory at hlaverstraw was blown up
this afternoon. The shock was felt for
many miles. The engineer and three
workmen employed in tile building
were blown to pieces, and another man,
who was in a boat on the river some
distance from the wrecked building,
was also instantly krilled.
FIXED FOR THE YEAR.
HOMES OF THE METHODIST MINIS
TERS FOR 1892.
rhe Work of the State Conference at Dar.
Ilngton Is Closed ad the AppoIntmesta
are Announced by Bishop Oramberry.
DARLINGTON, S. C., Dec. 7.-The bus
[ness of the Conference having been
:ompleted Bishop Granberry addressed
;he Conference, and announced the ap
pointment of the preachers for 1892 as
R N Wells, presiding elder.
Charleston, Trinity, V A Rogers; Bethel,
I A Clifton; Spring Street, J L Stokes;
Dumberland, A M Chreitzberg.
McClellanville, J C Welch, sup.
Berkeley, D d Browne.
Summerville, J E Carlisle.
Cypress and St Paul's Mission, E B Loy
Ridgeville, J C Younge.
St George's, J W Elkins.
Reevesville. J A. Givings, sup.
Colleton, W. 11. ArIll.
Round 0, 8 S Blanchard.
Valterhoro, .1 W Kilgo.
Walterboro Circult, C E Wiggins.
Hampton, A 0 Walker.
Allendale. J L Sifley-.
Black Swam)). W C Gleaton.
Ilardoville W R Buchanan, sup.
Beaufort, A J Cauthen.
Geo T Harmion, presiding elder.
Chester, J W Daniel.
Chester Circuit, Geo H Waddell.
East Chester, Jas Russell, sup.
Richburg, T Raysor.
Rock Hill, E 0 Watson.
Leslie Circuit, A V Attaway.
Catawba Circuit, J N Isom, sup.
Yorkville, R E Stackhouse.
Blacksburg Station, L A Johnson.
Hickory Grove Circult, R R Dagnall.
York Circuit, J A Porter.
Fort Mill, J S Harley, J J Stevenson,
Lancaster, E G Price.
Lancaster Circuit W L Pegues.
Tradesville A S Leslie, sup.
Chesterfield, R A Yongue.
Jeffersen, J L Ray.
Blackatock, S J W lunibert.
J B Campiell, presiding elder.
Cokesbury, G M Boyd.
Greenwood, P 1" Kilgo.
Ninety-Six, Mt M Brabham.
Donalds, E W Mason.
Abbeville, M Dargan.
Abbeville Circuit, 11 W IvIittaker, W
McCormick, J M Steadniman.
Lowndesville, J S Porter.
Princeton, E P Taylor.
Waterloo, J Manning.
North Edgefield. JM Shell, sup.
Newberry, W. W. Daniel.
Newberry Circuit, C D Mann.
Kinard's, 0 N Rountree.
Saluda, A F Berry.
Butler, A M Attaway.
Parksville, M 11 Pooser.
Prosperity, J B Traywick.
IV C Power, presiding elder.
Columbia, Washington Street, 11 F
Marion Street, S P 11 Elwell.
City Misilon, 1 E Beard.
Ncv Brooklyn Mission, G 11 Pooser,
Lexington Fork, I. L. Ilolroyd.
Lexington, T C Ligon.
Batesburg, J K MeCailn.
Johuson, T G Iolbort.
EdgeIiel(, A B Watson.
Craniteville, J W weeley,
Aiken, .1 11 Noland.
Upper St Matthew's, V P Mendofr.
Fort Motte, M L Banks.
Ridgeway, M W Pooks.
N% innsboro, S A Weber
Fairfield, IV S Stokes.
Monticello, A J Cauthien, Jr.
Columbia Female College, S B Jones,
President; J Marion Rodgers, professor.
Iaino Institute, Geo W Walker, presi
E-litor Eouthiern ChristIan Advocate, W
Leesville:Circuit, A N Brunson.
Cedar Creek Circuit, Geo W Davis.
J BVilsonfpresiding elder.
Mars Bluff, A 11 Best
Darlington, J A Rice.
Chieraw, WV M Duncan.
Cheraw Circuit, S M Jones, sup,
Ilartsville, E. M. Me rltt.
Clyde, G Rt WhittaL-er.
D)arlington Circuit, S J Bethea.
Lamar, J E Rushton.
Cartersville, B R CJopeland.
T1immnonsville, W B D)uncan.
Ellinghami, SI) Bailey, sup.
East Ellingham, J N Stone, sup.
Scranton, J S Abercrombie.
Lake City, W B Baker.
Kingstree, S D) Vaughn.
Salters, A W Jackson. sup.
Georgetowni Station, WV T Capers.
Georgetown Circuit, .J D) Frierson.
Johnsonville, Sup by D Durant
Salters, R WV Spigener.
J1 0 Wilson, presidiing elder.
Greenville, J TI Pate.
WVest End, K Hi Jones.
Greenville Circuit, E A Wilkes.
Rteldsville, 'T P Phillips.
North Greenville J HI Th'acker.
Fountain Inn, .J 'I' Anderson.
WVillimsten, .J C Stoll.
A nderson, C B SmIth.
Anderson Circuit, J D Crout.
West Anderson Circuit, Sup by 0 L
T1ownsville, .J N. Wright, sup.
Pendleton, TI C O'Dell.
Pickens, B 0 Berry.
Seneca City, A BI Earle.
WVestminster, G R Shaffer.
WVaIhalla, H C Mouzon.
Eas'ey, N~ G lBallenger.
Piedmront, S HI Zimmerman.
WVilliamston Female College, S Lander,
DIlue Ridge, Mi McKlaslek.
Ono to be supplied.
TI J1 Clyde, presIding eldler.
Marion, ,J S Beasley.
Centenary, W W Jones.
Britten's Nec'c, To to sup.
Conway, A J Staffords ( W Gatlin,up
Conway Circuit, W A WrIght. sp
Bucksville, J A Mood.
Waccanmaw, N R Molton.
Mayboro, A N i)usenberry.
Loris, Mi M Forg uson.
Little Pee-Doe, D) A Calhoun.
Mullins, .J Owen.
L,atta, L F Beatty.
Little Rock, P A Murray.
Clio, R A Child.
Blenheim, J1 WV Arlil.
Pee-Dee Miselon, WV QuIck, sup.
Bennetta.ville, Wv Tr Wig htman.
Bennettsville CIrcuit, WV S Martlm.,
Birighmtsville. R W Barber.
North Marlboro, W HL Lawton.
J WV Dickson, presiding elder.
Orangoburg, (x P Watson, T Et Wanna.
Orangoburg Circuit, J S MicRoy.
Lower St Matthew's, W W Williams,
P'rovidence, D) D Dantaler.
branchville, P F Kistler.
Bamborg and Buford's Bridge, O. A
Graham. .T R (irir -
Edisto, 13 It Grier.
Upper Ediste, J C Abney, sup.
Barnwell Station, I' L Kirton.
Blackville, V At Hardin.
Boiling SprIig, J B Platte.
Orange, D Z Dantzler.
Williston, D ioucks.
South Branchville, L S Bellinger.
South Aikea, J C Spann.
J M Boyd, presiding elder.
Spartanburg, Central Church, W it
Bethel Mission, W 1 Wait and J P
Union, T E Morris.
Cherokee, .1 C Bissell, E L Wecher,
Santuc, M B Kelly.
Goshen Hill, V A Clarke.
-Jonesville. D Tiller, sup, 1) It Miller.
Gaffney, N B Clarkson.
Laurens, W T Herbert.
North Laurens, J W Shell, J W Fri.
Enoree, J C Count.
Clinton, W A Betts.
Belmont, D B Boyd,
Campobello,8 T Black man.
Pacolet, John Attaway.
Clifton, J C Davis.
Wofford College, . C Kilgo, financial
Vanderbilt University, A Co
E T lHodges, presiding elder.
Sumter, A .J Stokes.
Sumter Circuit, W' It Roton.
Iynchburg, C W Creighton.
Wedgelield, J C Chandler.
Bishopville, IV 11 Kirton.
Santee, J E-, MahafTey.
Foreston, C 11 Pritchard.
Manning, H M Mood.
Oakland, W E Barre.
New Zion, C 11 Clyde.
Camden, M L Carlisle.
Han'ing Rock, '' M Dent.
Rtichand, J 0 Attaway.
East Kerskaw, E 1 Ilayne, sup.
West Waterree 1) A Phillips.
Conference Exhorter, J C Chandler.
Transferred, IV 11 Hodges to Easi
Cloumbia Conference; C G Ilarnoij, t(
Columbia Conference; J W 13rown. t<
North Georgia ConfPrence.
Superannuated, S Laird, J J Nevii1e
WhItefonrl Smith, I . Newberry, .J A
Carlisle, S 11 Browne, IV 11Hutto, I1
Carson, T W Mtinnerlyn, , Wood, ( \1
Gatlin, .J 1, Shuford, S L Dule, R I
Franks, IV C Patterson, 1) IV Seale, I
M Ilamer, M Brown, It G .Jones,,,
.ones. M A Connolly. IV IV Mood, L(
Loyal, .1 J Workman, P' Auld.
It 1) Smart to Little I lock Conferenet
Revenge omg Nurned.
AUUUHTA, Ga., Dec. 4.-Thc past i
not forgotten, nor are our ills forgotten
The truthfulness of this Baying wa
given by a inost remarkable inciden
which really occurred here. During th
war a ConIederate soldier, who wa
wounded in battle and was unable t
contend further against the enemy, wa
arrested in Augusta by a Confederat
otlicer bcnvc he did not have prop(
furlough mpaers. This private Confc
eiate soldier, who is no;w a resident <
Augusta, while walking in the ttreetD
slightly intoxicated, this afternoon, a(
cidentall y noticed andi at once rocognize
the officer who had caused his detentio
iu Augusta hile lie was on his way I
Columbia to j oin his sick wile. The ol
soldier had never forgotten the occur
rence nor for.ivei the ollicer, and whei
he met him to-day he piled in on him an
abused and reproached him for havin,
caused his arrest.
The officer, who is now a New Yori
drummer, had forgotten the affair, bu
recalled it when the offended and re
vengeful veteran made mention of it
The old oflicer avoided any diflcult'
wit,h the infuriated so'dier who bore mia'
Ice towardl him andl who wanted to sat
ist'y his grievance by carving him. ]how
ever, the vindietive survivor was aga.
searching for the officer to-night, armuti
with a knife with the avowed intent,ior
of doing himi bodily har. ., but the meet
mng was prevented. Thew woumnderfu
memory of this 01(d private is something
remarkable, andl his identification of thi
man whom he considered had (done hiin
an injustice upon first, sight, after thirt'
years' interval, is still more wonderful
Froz.en to Death.
ST. PA UL, D)ec. 4.-A Grand Forks
N. 1D., dis etch says the storm is stil
raging. 'the mercury is about zero
The air is filled with snow. Rallroat
men report the first snow blockade ii
two years. All trains are practicall:
abandoned. Reports from Aberdeen
S. D., say the worst windi andl snov
storm of the season is prevailing. Al
business is at a stand st il and the trali
service greatly interfered with. A
Moorhead, Minn., aill the great North
ern tralins aire tied up). Reports fron
other Minnesota points say the blizzart
is raging with great fury, snow fallinj
fast and drifting badly. All trains are
delayed from five to twenty-four hours
Several nersons are reported frozen t<
death. Pierce, S. 1)., and( Grand Forks
N. D)., each report fatalities of tis nat
Thirty Men D)rownedl.
NEWV YonUi, lec, 4.-A Trlbune'i
Ilaverstraw dispatch says: Twelvi
barges loaded with brick, towed by thn
Cornell Towing Company's steamboal
'Townisend, comingr down the Hudson
when at Crator P'oint were upset al
about 9i o'clock this morning, and aboul
twenty persons wvere dirownled. Wher
at Crator P'oint the swash of tile rivei
was so great that the tug was compellec
to roundl to, thus forcing the barges t(
ride each other. Being loaded, and th<n
tidle washing high, they immediatel)
upset. 'There were Sixty mien onl tin
twelve barges and only about thirt:
have come ashore. Tihe accident is at
tributed by many to the carelessness oi
the pilot of the tug.___
Died at HIs Pont.
DARLINOTON, S. C., Dec. 3,-.Rev. J
WV. Murray of the South Carolina Coni
ference, now in session here, wa
stricken with apoplexy during the ser
vices last night at the Methodist Churcia
Hie was taken home where everything
possible was dhone to relieve him. 11
died dluring the night and will be burle<
here. His son was with him, lHe wat
p astor of F"airfleld Circuit and wel
known and admired by many Colum:
bians. lie leaves a wife and severa
children. He was a good man, greatl:
be loved by all who knew him.
Burned te Death.
LITTL.E ROOK, Ark., Dec. 2.-Captai[
Maxwell's store at Do Witt was burned
last night. Three children asleep in the~
Iearofthe store perished,
SHOT DOWN IN JAIL
SWIFT VENGEANCE VISITED ON A
Edgeflelid the Scene of the Double Crime
---In an Hour from the Death of His Via.
tim He Was a Corpse.
COLUMBIA, S. U., Dec. 8.-Another
chapter has been added to old Edgefield's
bloody record. This one has peculiar
features. The victim had his hands
previously deep-dyed with human
blood, and the crime for which he for
feited his life was no less than that of
murdering a young son of the sheriff of
the county-a young man highly es
teemed bylall who knew him. It is this
fact that makes the case all the worse,
and adds additional sorrow to th6
sheriff's lot. The following is the story
of the murder and lynching:
Saturday night a "hot supper" was
given in a negro house in the village. It
was largely attended, and the crowd
was boisterous. The sheriff had a war
rant for the arrest of some negro, and
ask the marshal to go make the arrest.
Young Ouzts, who is a constable, ac
companied the marshal. In the jam in
the house, while they were searching
for the man wanted, Lunday stepped
on young Ouizts, toes. le said some
thing, and hot words were exchanged,
ending in a rough light, during which
the young man was shot. The murder
er threw his pistol away and denied the
shooting. Later he was arrested up
town in a barroom.
The young man was taken home.
The bullet struck just above the hip
bone, and passed, it was supposea,
around the abdomen. the ball being cut
out on the other side. No apprehen
sloa was felt of serious results. But
the young man died at 11 o'clock Sun
Yesterdav -Yas salesday, unfortu
nately, and the day zet for the funeral;
consequently the town was full of peo
ple from all parts of tbe country. At
an early hour it could he seen that trou
ble was brewing. Threats of violence
were freely expressed on the streets.
Sheriff Ouzts had stated, however, that
lhe would have the prison well guarded,
and many thought the trouble would
blow over; certainly no trouble was an
ticipated before nightfall.
Y oung Ouzts was a member of the
Edgelield Rilles, and when about 4
o'clock the funeral took place they at
tended in full uniform and conducted
the burial witi military honors, In the
i neantime, those determined on tt'e
t lynching had selected this as their op
e portunity. The company had just got
8 back iron the funeral when a messen
U ger rushed through the town bearing
a the intelligence of the lynching.
e The mob consisted of a party of twen.
r ty-live or thirty men, and, strange to
. say, they were unusually bold, as the
> statement is made that there was no at
tempt made at disguise. They must
have been recognized by home one, but
Edgefield men dk-'t4ejl these t~ ,
and no names wero mentiohtd to t ie
,imie of the departure of the train. It
is stated that the body was dragged out
and the throat cut after it had been
The town was immediately thrown
into a state of excitement, and there
was much yelling immediatly after the
lunching. The lynchers had quietly
withdrawn bofore the crowel gathered.
As soon as the Itilles could muster a
few men they caine to the jail on the
double-quick, with fixed bayonets. It
is not known whether they had am
munition or not. There was asquad of
about~ a dozen men, but they had noth
ing to protect on their arrival but a
The strangest part of the whole affair
Iis that the negroes of the neighborhood
seem to be glad oithe lynching of Lun
day, for he has long been a terror
amnong them. At last account great
excitement prevailed amen g all classes
of people, more by the sudden and un
ex pected nature cf the killing than any
Alter nightfall the members of
Sheriff Ouzts's family asked for a guard
for the night, net knowing what might
be the feeling among certain classes of
negroes. Lieutenant Lake, of the Rtifles,
took a detail of half a dozen men and at
once went on guard duty around the
house. No more trouble is feared, how
Later information was received last
night from Edgefield, as fellows:
IThe coroner's jury met at 61 o'clock.
The mob p)ointed their guns and pistols
at Mr. Walker, demanding entrance to
the ja;il. As seen as they were admitted
they forced the jailer to conduct them
to the cell in which Lunday was con
linedi, and cornmanded the prisoner to
come out into the hall.
As he reached the hall a' pistol shiot
was fired, and immediately a volley of
shots pierced his body. Ile ran around
the passway which sur rounded the
cellz, and fell at the dod~r of his cell
liis body was pierced wit'b a score of ~.
bullets and his throat was cu mer ear
The jury rendered a verdict thl Che
deceased came to his death from
wounds inilicted by parties unknown.
It was said last night that the negro
had lired more lead at others than
pierced his body yesterday afternoon.-.
8-r'. LoU is, Dec. 4.-The Adams' E'x
press Company, it is now stated, will
lose about $75,000 by the robbery of the
"Frisco" night express car near Glen
dlale Monday night by six masked me.
'The safe of the express company was
completely rifled and althoug yester
day Superintendent D)amsel placed the
loss in the neighborhood of8 $,000, it is
not known that the safe contained far
.more than that amount. Snperintend
ent Damsel refuses to deny or confirM
s the story that the total loss reaches
$75,000X, but adits that it exoeeded the
.amount he fihst gave out as the ceom
[ paniy's loss. There Ia still no clue to
a the robbers.
Killed by a Falling Wall.
S-' PAul, Minn., D)ec. 4.-At 1:45
1o'clock this afternoon a force of men
were engaged in clearing away the <te
occried byth burned building formerly
occpie byFarwell, Ozum & Co., when
one of the walls fell with a terrific
crash killing flve men instantly and in
juring twenty others, some of them so-.
verely. Five bodies have been taken
from the ruins and it Is thought five
more are under the a11.