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Raysor-Manning Dispensary Bill
Passed the Senate But
DIED IN THE HOUSE.
'She Lower House Declared for tbe
Racker Bill, bat it Got. KiHed ia
the Seoste, and So tbe Session
Has Ended Witboat Dis
The Senate and House it seems
<could not agree on any dispensary leg
islation, and so tbe session has.endrd
with the dispensary right where it
? was when the Legislature first met in
January. The Senate Wednesday
morning read, for the second. time,
the Baysor-Manning bill, and on
. Thursday passed it and sent it to the
Sous i for concurrence, which tbe
House refused. The bid was sent to
the House not to be voted'bn, but a*
stated above for consur-ence, as the
?bill was rearlly a house measure. This
status was obtained by affixing to the
title oi the Morgan bill which has al
ready passed the bouse, the body of
the Baysor-Manning bill, which orig
inated in the senate, and had never
3>een sent across the S'Ate house.
Shortly after the senate was called
to order on Wednesday morning Sena
tor Btease of Newbsrry announced
that h ? would not continue to bold
the fl-or, as he had been advised that
tbe dispensary bills were not in any
-danger of becoming law and he thought
tbe issue would be in the campaign,
after all, during the summer. Senator
ISfird, who made an unsuccessful mo
tion shortly before to limit all speech
?08 during tbe remainder of the session
to 15 minutes, offered two minor
amendments to the Baysor-Manning
bill. These were adopted but amend
ments by Senator Baysor to eliminate
the board of control from tbe bill
were relected. The bill was thee given
and aye and nay vote as follows:
Ayes?Senators Bates, Bivens,
Black, a L. Biease, E. S. Blease, Car
penter, Davis, Dennis, Douglas, Earle,
Uard, Hardin, Hay, Hobday, W. E.
Johnson, W. J. Johnson, Manning,
McGowan, McLaod, Molver, Peurifoy.
Baysor, Stackhouse, Walker, Warren,
. "Wells, Williams? 58.
Nays?Senators Brlce, Brown,
Brooks, Butler, tJarlisle, Hood, Hough,
Hudson, Mauldin, Talbert, von Kol
A number of senators Stated tbelr
positions. Senator Hardin was in fa
vor of local option, but now that the
Morgan bill bad been killed, be be
lieved tbe Baysor-Manning would re
lieve the i present conditions, which
lie oouid not eonse.it to continuing as
they are. Senators Mclver, Bates and
Holiday shared this view. Senator
Hough, thought the bill worse than
present conditions, while Senators
Talbert, and Brooks, were against the
dispensary and its bsing patched up.
Senator Mauldin did not think tbe
(bill would help conditions but Sena
tor Black thought it would.
A large number of senators, includ
ing dispensary advocates, declared
themselves against beer dispensaries
and hotel privileges. The next bill
aken up was Senator Mauldin's to
"abolish these forms of the dispensary
law. A direct vote was taken on the
bill's passage and every senator in the
chamber voted for it except Senators
0. L. Blease, Dennis, Douglass,
Hay, Hudson, W. E. Johnson,
Marshall, von Kolnitz, Waikcr,
Warren and Williams?12. Senator
-Carpenter did not vote, as he was out
of tbe chamber at the time.
The senator was of a mind to get
through with all dispensary business
possible, and Senator Warren's bill
to have, a general State election and
abide by the results for 5 years was
.killed by a vote of 31 to 9 Senator
Blease withdrew his bill, which was
to rest tbe opening of dispensaries
upon the decision of the mayor and
<county supervisor and board of direc
The Mauldin bill and tbe Baysor
Manning bill was read the third time,
and sent to the bouse where they both
died. Senator Mauldin's bill originat
ed in the senate but the other meas
ure, as said, was a house bill.
Tbe last bill on the senate calendar
that touched on the dispensary came
up at the night session. This bill,
by Senator Mauldin, was designed to
prohibit manufacture of whiskey in
dry counties aud to have t he delega
tion kvy a special tax sufficient for
that county, instead of having a gen
eral taxes under the Brlce bill, tbe
enforcement of law being done by tbe!
sheriffs and their deputies instead of
the constabulary. Tbe bill is along
the lines of Gov. Heyward's recom
mendation in his message.
The senate refused to kill the bill
by a vote of 22 to 14. Senator Maul
din spoke for his bill and Senators
Blease and Walker against it, but it
was ?nally disposed of by debate be
ing postopned. As this left no chance
for it to pass at this session, Senator
Mauldin withdrew it from the calen
dar. This ended dispensary legisla
tion in the senate for the session.
THE RUC&KR BILL.
On Wednesdav in the House Mr.
Bucker called up his straight county
dispensary bill. He did this, he ex
plained, because the senate bad killed
the Morgan bill and he wanted to give
the senate the chance of holding the
bag. Let the senate have tbe burden
of keeping that bouquet on the Con
gareo river. He would never see tbe
dispensary in Anderson if tbe State
dispensary was allowed to live. He
A TJUMl! ST??Y.
WOMAN DROWNED BER THREE
CHILDREN AND HERSELF.
She Tossed Her Children from the
Fall River Steamer Ply.
The open door of a state room which
had been occupied by a woman and
three young children on a trip of the
Fall Elver Line steamer Plymouth,
from New York to Fall River, Mass.,
early Tuesday morning led to the dis
covery that Mrs. John WatterB of
Brooklyn, N. Y., had taken the lives
of her three little ones and then her
own. Mrs. Watters apparently had
thrown overboard her two daughters
and Infant sou and then Jumped after
Investigation by the attaches of the
steamer indicated that the tragedy oc
curred between midnight and 3.30 a.
m., the' fact of tne state room being
unoccupied having* been discovered
Just before the Plymouth made the
Newport landing. The woman left two
notes addressed to her husband. Iu
one penciled on the back of an envcl
ope she begged forgiveness; in the
other, written on wrapping paper, she
said that sue "had worried" until she
feared Insanity and could not b ;a,r to
leave the children. -,
Some hours after the arrival of the
Plymouth at her uort, Dwight Brady
tton cf Capt. James Brady, collector
ot the port of Fall River, identified ar
ticles found in the state room as be
longing to his sis;er, Mrs. Walter*,
who apparently was coming to Fail
River to visit her relatives. Mrs. Wat
ters was about 30 .years of age. Eer
children were: Helen, aged 4; Dorc
thy, 2 years, and*i.n infant son of ten
? PROSTRATED WITH GRIEF,
A dispatch from New York says
John W. Watters is manager of the
insurance bureau of the nationol As
sociation of Manufacturers. He was
prostrated when told of his wife's
death. To a business associate, Mr.
Watters said that his wife had been
subject to short spells of insanity and
that she spent some time in a sani
tarium several years ago. Mr. Wat
ters said bis wife's troubles were en
tirely imaginary and that their home
life was always happy.
Mrs. Watter's mental affection,
which it was thought had been prac
tically oured, took the form of a do -
perate anxiety for her children.
wanted the senate again and again
I held responsible for the dispensary on
Mr. Laney thought this a pure
waste of time and wanted the bill kill
ed. The Rucker bill simply provides
for the abolition of the State dispen
sary and the option between prhibl
tion and county dispensaries.
Under this bill counties that have
voted out tin disspensary have lithe
chance of another election in May,
Tne house, by a vote of 47 to 45
refused to indefinitely postpone the
Mr. Richards then moved to con
tinue the bill. Then *he house declin
ed to oontim the* bill on another yea
and nay vote, which stood
Aye, to kill tue Ruoker bill; nay,
for the bill:
Yea?Smith, speaker; Ardrey, Boyd,
Brant, Brantley, Bruce, Clifton, Cul
ler, D?sChamps, Doar, Dukes, Ept
iQg, Etheridge, E. J. Faust, Ford,
Gause Graham, Gray, Green, D. L.
Green, W. McD., Gvles, Harrellvm,
Harrison, Hlggins, Hutto, Irby, Kee
nan, Kirven, Lanev, Lester, Little,
McCants,'McColl. McFaddln, Massey,
Miuldin, T. J. Nance, Parker, Pltt
rasin, Pollock, Rawlison, Richards,
Riley, Stoll, Turner, Walker, J. M.,
Watson, J. B., Webb, Whatley: Yel
Nay? Arnold, Ashley, Ballentine,
Bass, Beamguard, Br?dham. Brice,
Browning, Colcock, C ?thran, Dabbs',
Divis, Ehrhardt, Etberedge, L. B',
FiShburne, Frost, Gasque, Gibson, J.
P Gibson, W. J., Hall, Hamel, Ham
Hn, Harley, Hetnphill, Heyward,
Kershaw, Lawson, Loftou, Lcmax,
McMaster, Mauliln,L., Miller, Mor
gan, Morrison, Nash, Nesbltt, Nich
olson, Otts, Patterson, - Poston,
Reaves, Rucker, Sanders, Saye, Sel
lers, Sinkler, Strong, Toole, Tribble,
VanderHorst, Walker, M. W., Wha
Pairs?Pyatt a&d Foster; Herbert,
D. 0., and Green.
Tne Rucker bill was then sent to
the Senate, wqere It met the fate of
the Morgan bill. So ended dispensary
legislation for the session. The
question will have to be decided by
the people this summer.
At Macon, Gi., Cicero Taylor, a
young white man, committed suicide
Wednesday in the Rutland district
where he lived, hv blowiDg out his
brains with a 44 calibre revolver.
The only message be left behind was
a brief note to his young wife, tellinp
her to be brave and take good care of
their unborn child. He was 22 years
of age, and had been man led abouL
A bill has been intrbducsd in e in
gress to appropriate something like
five millions for the relief of the fami
lies of persons who lost their lives in
the General Slocum disaster on the
Hudson river, in New York, on June
15. 1904, when 1,030 perished by the
burning of this excursion steamer.
Light Ship Loot.
The United States revenue cutter,
Semlnole, and the steamer Compton
went in Wilmington, N. 0., Wednes
day night from a fruitless search all
day for the Frying Pan Shoals light
ship which was torn adrift from her
mooring in Monday night's storm.
LASHED TO FURY:
Hawthorne Pictures Senator
?Tillman Discussing the
?AILROAD E^TE BILL
la the Senate, and Describes the Won
derful Transformation from Lodge
andjthe Isles of the Blest to
the Storms and the Buc
Julian Hawthorne draws on amus
ing pioture of Senator Tillman ad
dressing the United States Senate
last week on tbe railroad rate bill.
With the scholarly Senator from Mas
sachuseets, says Hawthorne, we had
been sailing long and smoothly on
Summer seas. He seemed to be en
acting the parts both of Youth at
the Prow and of Pleasure at the
The rise and lapse of his melliflu
ous accents, as ha read his speech,
and. at stated Intervals, lifted the
ieaf from l?e pile of law books on bis
left and laid it gently and accurately
on the slowly augmenting pile on his
right, seemed like the softly swelling
and subsiding waves of the blue
ocaan over which we voyaged.
The Senatorial audience sat en
tranced, with eyes half closed in
dream comfortableness. The galler
ies, graced with much that was femi
nine and beautiful, sailed on serenely
with the rest of us.
Mr. Knox, keeping his eyes resolute
ly sjir beneath his level and slightly
gathered brows, gave his most courte
ous attention. Other great railroad
representatives ?^Toraker, Aldridge,
Elkins, Gallinger?attempted not to
opnceal the plentitude of their satis
faction in the argument of the spokes
man of the White House.
The desks of the opposition were
less well filled, but several of their oc
cupants confessed to the spell of the
orator. Mr. Tillman read pamphlets,
but he was to speak after Massachu
setts bad finished.
The Isle of the Blest seemed near.
All was well alow and aloft.
The nation, under the aegis of tbe
Executive, was safe. Tbe rate bill
was an important, measure, but Mr.
Lodge bad given the subject of rail
way rates his earnest attention dur
ing several months, and he knew, he
might venture toubeliebe something
aoout it. He had even gone so far as
to unload bis modest holdings of rail
way stock before beginning his exami
nation, lest any shadow of self-inter
est might oreep into bis point of
view. He was explicit, after all this
Btudy, in announcing that personal
rebates were really and truly wrong,
and must be stopped. But abl gen
thmen, what a mighty and prosper
ous nation was ours; and ab! again,
what a mighty element of beneficence
were our railroads!
Railroads are the property net of a
few baughty millionaires, but of mil
lions of trusting and deserving stock
holders, for whose benefit they are
conducted. To injure railroad*, then,
Is to aim a blow at the common peo
"Is any here so base that does not
love the common people? If any,
speak, for nim have I offend! And,
do not railways depend upon the pros
perity of the country for their living?
How, then, can they ba suspected of
working against its interests.
''It is preposterous," exclaimed tbe
Senator, almost raising his voice,
"that they should be suspected of be
ing shortsightedly avaricious."
And so, at last, he laid down the
last leaf upon the four square pile
and turned to receive the congratu
lations of Messrs. Aldrich, Foraker
and tbe rest of tbe men against whose
interests the Hepburn bill is under
stood to be aimed.
It was beautiful; it was like the
lotus eaters; and we were just falling
into the Bweetest slumber when all at
ones an awful thing happened.
In the Senate Mr. Tillman is al
most the only event that ever does
nappen. Up he came from the dark
some hold of our Snip of State, sav
age and threatening, a freebooter,
armed and fierce-eyed; a brccaneer,
with a knife between his teeth and a
pistol in either hand.
The Summer seas passed away like
a dream. The Isles of the Blest sank
beneath tbe hor.zm. Tne clouds
blackened the sky and the storm
wind shrieked In the silken cordage
of the rigging.
Tillman had ripped the entire bot
torn out of our craft, and we were
Tne seas rose in fury; we were
plunged headlong into them, swim
mh.gly suddenly for our lives. There
was no peace, no pros lerlty, no econo
mic beneficence of natural laws.
Sharks bit cil our legs, swordfish im
paled us?water swallowed us whole.
The nation was once mure strug
gling in the grasp of the octopus
They were starving, they were
wronged, they were victims of an out
rageous and destructive tyranny.
And what a hideous farce it all
Here was our President, who had
this measure for the rthef of the peo
ple so closely at heart, on whose coat
tails we were admonished blindly to
hang, in whose courage and wisdom
we were invited to trust, who feared
no foes?least of all railroads?here
be was with his bill, and whom had
be called into counsel with him to
He had called in?shouted the bno
5. C, THU?SDAY, EEEI
caneer, stalking forth upon the deck
and menacing the Republicans with
uplifted arms?two men who more
than any others were devoted body
and soul to railways.! He had called
in Mr. Root and Mr. Knee: he had
confided the drafting of the measure
to their wisdom; to their tender mer
cies had he entrusted the salvation of
Truly, Mr. President, this is a fun
ny world! Infinite is the ridiculous
ness of human nature! These are the
advisers whom our brave and independ
ent Executive summons to aid him in
defending the masses against the ra
pacity of the classes! But' Mr. Till
man would feel a little safer in tast
ing the meat?lest it have poison in
it?hai it not been submitted to the
cookery of such cooks.
Something evidently had to be done;
and Mr. Knox, clambering upon a
piece of wreckage, was heard to de
clare, in a bold, bardv voice, that
never,, either directly or indirectly,
he aoted as counsel for the Pennsyl
".Well, I'm glad to hear you say
itl" roared Tillman. "I'm glad there's
a man I can respeot as not having
been bought by a corporation before
coming to the Senate to frame a bill
against it. But I don't think it will
be denied that Mr. Root has been
Very close to railway intei eats.
"And I Bay it is false to say that
the railways always desire the pros
perity of each region. I see too much
evidence that all this pretended zeal
for the people is apparent but not
real. I see two hundred thousand
miles of railways in this country, and
they are under only five different
ownerships, and those owners are so
bound together- and interrelated that
you c j tell them apart.
"I am a plain, blunt man, and I
say they are robbing the people.
'.'Here's the Pennsylvania has suoh
faith in the innocuous character of
these thunderlDgs from the White
House that they advertise in a New
York newspaper a direct proof that
they are acting in restraint of trade!
They say, like the late eminent finan
cier, "The publ'c be damned!' They
are striving tooth and nail to get the
President to put in a proviso that tbe
courts may be appealed to and t^e
decision of the commission be sus
pended till the appeal is decided.
They wont let him fly the coop if
they know itl" \
At this point Foraker got his head
above water. "Should there not be
a proper provision for appealing?" he
"What is a proper provision?" re
torted the freebooter.
"A just one," was the rej oinder?"
"And does not this bill secure jus
"I say it's a farce!" roared Till
man, "and I ask you are you satisfied
with it yourself?"
"I don'c have to be," replied Mr.
Foraker, sidestepping quickly.
"Then I ask you whether you are
going to vote for it?" his antagonist
'I am not," the forlorn-hope oham
plon was obliged to confess; and South
Carolina held tbe deck alone and tri
But vain is it to attempt to report
such a man. A combined vitascope
and phonograph would fail in the
effort. July we may be sure that so
long as he holds his seat the public
will have a chance of knowing what
is going on?what is and what is not
done by our Government.
He talks right out in meeting; be
has no reserves, no subterfuges or
ambiguities. The galleries are en
cuauted with him, tbe Senators both
er j >y and abominate him. He is the
great, rude, natural force asking ques
tions and shouting out the awkard
ess foots. And, in his own way, in
in his action and his aspect, he is the
true orator, the tribune of the pro
letarlt. If aught in the State of
Denmark be rotten he will reveal it,
and under his manipulation it will
lose naught of its aroma.
The BjII Weevil.
A dispatch from Wasaington says
Mr. W. D. Hunter, of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, who is in charge
of the cotton, boll weevil investlga
tlon, is preparing to leturn to Texas
where he declares the problem of wee
vil extermination is far?f rum bOlution.
Our latest reports, said Mr, Hunter,
show the weev.l last year has made
his customary advance for fifty miles
eastward. An unfavorable part of tbe
present situation is that tbe late ad
vance puts the pest in the lowlands
a'oag tbe Mississippi river where
conditions are most favorable to its
existence. In Texas the low wet
sections Stil ired most. In Western
Louisana, there was a belt In which
no cotton was grown, a great timber
nett. Weendevored to keep the boll
weevil from getting past this belt,
but have failed. The Mississippi
river can not be regarded asi barrier
as tbe weevils have been known tolle
twenty-five miles with a favorably
wind, and as there Is much traffic
across the stream it is sure to he
carried in baggage. Along the Missi
ssippi river is wtiere the greatest
damage will be done. All the South
ern States will be affected uuless
some new thing is discovered.
Killed by a Girl.
Nora Taylor, 12 years old, confessed
to shooting Wiufield Compton, the
Norfolk and Western railroad brake
man, who was shot from his train
Wednesday at Nemours, Va. The
child says that she was shooting at
the train for fun, not realizing what
tbe result of such pastime would be.
She will be sent to the reform school.
The seven men arrested in Barnwell
county last week on the charge of
participating in the lynching of Frank
and John De Loach, colored, had a
preliminary hearing before Magis
tr?te Moody on Wednesday and were
discharged for laok of evidence to bind
tAU?r 22, 1906.
THE BOXER RIOTS
Are Said to Be Imminent in China
FEEDING IS BITTEE.
American Soldiers] Are Held Ready.
American Missionaries Are Notified
To Keep la Touch with Certain
Cities of Refuge Known as
E. P. Schwerin, vice president and
general manager of the Pacific
Mail Steamship company, whose busi
ness relations with the people of China
have been intimate for more than a
dczen years, regards tbe situation in
China with grave apprehension.
He considers the manifestion of dis
order as primarily anti American,
but what sentiment of "China for the
Chinese" underlying the eruptions,
the trouble is certain, in his opinion,
to spread and bscome an anti-foreign
uprising that will make all other na
tionalities excepting the Japanese to
be subjects of attack. Speaking of
the prospect of trouble, Mr. Schwerin
last night said:
"The Boxer uprising of 1900 was
the one evidence of tbe ferment of
anti-foreign feeling, but when order
has been restored no people stood
closer to the' Chinese than did the
Americans. And as a reeult, our
trade with China has increased by
leaps and bounds since the end of the
Boxer outbreak. But the anti-Amer
ican boycott has not only cheoked tbe
development of trade relations, but
what has already been built up is
now threatened. This is only the re
flex of the active ana aggressive meth
ods of certain labor, organizations of
the Pacific. The clear intent of the
treaty of 1894 has been perverted. It
defined the excluded class but in re
sponse to the constantly asserted lab
or Influence the provisions have been
buried out of sight.
''Then again, tbe laboring organiz
ations on tne coast have applied the
boycott, not only against Chinese
goods imported into the country, butj
againBt Chinese goods -imported into
tbe country, but against tbe merchant
who would buy the garden products
the Chinese farmer in the coast states
and tbe result has been that the
Chinamen have turned the weapon
upon the Americans, who taught
them tbe example and power it pos
The Presbyrerian board of foreign
missions, in New York In consequence
of tbe embarkation of American sol
diers for tbe far east, in anticipation
of service In Onina, has decided to
keep in touch with the nearest theaty
ports in case of trouble.
The chief cause of anxiety, accor
ding to the seoietary of the board, is
the constant spreading of wrong ideas
of the treatment of the Cnlnese in
this country. Storie8 are being cir
culated tbroug Cnina of the massacre
of Chinese in America and' they have
yellow j urnals just as we have them
nere. But they have not the intelli
gence we have and the stories have
a greater percentage of believers. We
knew of the the presidents inten
tion to send troops to tbe Philippines
"The treaty ports the missionaries
may use as refuge places are Canton,
Soanghai, Hankow, Hangchsw, Soo,
Chow, Ningh Po, Tsientang, -Cnee
Foo, Tien Tsln and Pckln. The ma
jority of these would give a means of
escape or refuge and by water routes.
Ia all of them missionaries and their
families would Sad high Chinese offi
cials and foreign representatives who
would be of help to them. But in
many cases the missionaries and
Americans are at such remote places
tnat they could be easily cut ell and
their only chance of safety would rest
with the government of China and its
One of the visitors to the Presby
terian boafd of missions was Rev C.
Charles Falrclough, a mi.-.sionary,
who had just arrived from China.
"Wnile It takes tim-a for the news
of the boycott on American goods to
traves from tbe coast to the interior,
said Mr. Fairclough, "theanti-Amer
ican and anti-foreign feeling in North
China is very bitter, and 1 believe it
is more bitter than it was at any time
during tne boxer war.
"Tne feeling was very strong when I
left the Anhui province in Decemoer.
Id was caused by tbe stories of ill
treatment of Cnlnamen in America
and tne exclusion law. In the exter
ior towns the mercuants are sel'ing
no American goods rather tnan have
their countrymen know they have
bad them in their possession.
''It is not the same anti-foreign
feeling of the boxer trouble, it comes
out of what they believe in patriot
Ism. The Chinese are anx.ous to get
their properties into their own hands.
There are railroads, mlnirg and other
kinds of syndicates developing proper
ty in China and the men back of them
are foreigners. Only recently I saw
one of tnese syndicates go through all
tbe stages of development In the
building of a railroad line and at the
last moment tbe Chinese rescinded all
the rights given to them.
"I was amazed to find a remarka
ble liberality of views among the
Chinese students in Japan. They cut
off their queques, wear Eropean clothes
and even talk about the necessity of a
new form of government for China.
There is a spirit of governmental
revolution among them.
A dispatch to tbe Tri cube- from
Washington, D. 0., sayi: Thirty -
eight thousand men of the regular
army are to be mobilized at Manila
for service in Obina in case of an up
rising against foreigners in the an
cient empire. Tbe war department
has determined to send four regiments
of cavalry and seven batteries of artil
lery to the far eastern islands in add!
tiog to the troops already ordered.
The navy also is active and has di
rected Bear Admiral Sigsbee's equad
ron, consisting of one armored and
three protected cruisers, to hold it
self in readiness to proceed to the far
east and report to Bear Admiral
Train, commanding tbe Asiatic fleet.
The navy department also has sent
Instructions to Bear Admiral Train to
take suoh measures as may seem to
him advisable for tbe ade quate pro
tection of Americans and tneiz inter
ests. A gunboat of the Helena class
which has been undergoing repairs at
Manila, will be commissioned without
further delay and sent to Obina for
use on the Yang Tse Kiang.
Bear Admiral Train has arranged
wicn missionaries living in the terri
tory transverse by this stream to
hurry to certain points in case of ap
prehension of trouble and upon arri
val they wlU be picked up by men of
They Are Fixed at Soven? en Hun*
dred Dollar?. <
In the House after the Rucker bill
had been adopted Mr. Clifton took up
the bill to fix salaries of solicitors.
He wanted the inorease applicable to
Col. Herbert protested against the
increases. He saw no use for lt. ^
Mr. Clifton wanted all solicitors
paid a uniform salary of 81,800.
Mr. Laney thought 81,600 was a
good salary and they received 8160
from the engrossing department.
There was a dispute whether so
licitors drew 84 a day whether attend
ing session or not. Mr. Laney urged
that the solicitors all received 84 a
day for the entire session whether aft
tending the session or not. He pro
duced the record and showed that
each solicitor was paid a minimum of
Mr. Sinkler favored the bill to in
crease salaries and Bald Mr. Richards
favored certain increases. Others he
opposed. It was too small an increase
to worry about. The solicitor repre
sented the actual civilization of the
State and should be well paid. The
solicitor should be ".well paid. The
solicitor should be a man of character,
f ores and ability.
Mr. Richardson made a vigorous
and forceful speech called for a halt
in legislative extravagances. He
wondered where it was ail going to
stop. He said already the house had
increased last year's appropriation
bill by 8128,000 although the ways
and means committee reported a.bill
which carried less money than last
year's act. Mr. Richardson is a hard
and earnest fighter and Mr. Clifton
says Hi tie in debate but be made a
fine fight for the increase in solicitors
Mr. Rlohardson urged that he
spoke simply for himself, but spoke
for himself alone as the ways and
means committee had not discussed
By a vote of 31 to 56 the house
killed the 81,800 amendment.
The house refused to let the in
creases apply for 1906.
Mr. Hutto wanted to fix tbe sala
ries at 81,600. Toe senate bill pro
vided for 81,700 salaries for solici
On the motion to fix the salaries at
81,600 for all solicitors the vote stood
46 for to 55 against, and then the
question came up on the 81,700 a
Mr. Walker moved that the increase
take effect on April 2, 1906, and this
brought on another fight. The a*
mendment was agreed to.
Mr. Sinkler wanted the solicitor of
the ninth circuit to receive 81,800 be
cause nis solicitor was elected and
made the contest with the under
standing that he was to receive 81,
The bill as passed to its third read
ing fixes the unlf jrm salary for solici
tors at 81,700, tffiCtlve April 1, 1906.
Foot Pad Caught.
At Charleston Magistrate O'Shaug
nesoy committed to jail Henry Sterl
ing, a stranger, who is charged by the
pohcj department with having been
the man who held up Messrs. Siegllng
and Spear during the past week, rob
bing them of money and valuables.
Sterling is six feet, five inches. Be
has been walking on crutches, which
the detect'ves say, however, he dis
cards at ni^ht, when tbe hold ups oc
cur. The man denies his guilt and
claims thai be came to Charleston for
the benefit of bis health, after a short
stay in Columbia. He claims that
bis spine Is injured and the crutches
are necessary, but the police depart
ment takes issue with him on this
point. Both S.egllng and Spear Iden
tified the mau as the party who held
them up on Rutledge avenue.
Killed on ltoad.
Mystery surrounds the death of
Mack Minor, a well known citizm of
Scott county who waa found dead
near Clinchport, Va., Wednesday
morning, with a bullet hole through
his head. The body had apparently
been dragged some distance and
thrown into a ditch near the roadside.
At 2 o'clock Tuesday Minor went to
a Btore and procured some cartridges.
An hour later women living near
where the body wa9 found, tes-ify
that they heard shots fired. There Is
strong evidence that the murderer
was in wait for Miner and fired upon
him as he passed.
$1.00 FEE ANNUM.
Result of the Elections of Dis
Commissioner Without Opposition, bot GL.
H. Evans, Was Badly Beaten by
Rflwliason. Black and Wylie
Are the Other Members
The two houses of the general as
sembly by some chance agreed upon
an hour for holding the elections to
:ill vacancies which will-soon exist in
tihe personnel of the management of
lihe State dispensary. There had been
dlibusterlng over the proposition for
a day or two and finally it was decid
ed to dispose of the matter at noon
The result as to the eleotion of a
(ihairman of the board of directors o
the State dispensary was a great sur
prise. Mr. H. U. Evans, the Incum
bent, generally regarded as one of the
most popular men in the State, ? was
defeated by Mr. J. M. Bawlinson of
Richland county, the vote being 103
to 3J. If all of the absentees had been
present to vote, the ratio of difference
la the votes might not have been af
fected at all. This was quite a surprise
to every one, for although it was
known that the incumbent was sub
ject to a severe cross-fire, it was be-,
lleved bis personal popularity would
give him a good start in the race.
Mr. W. O. Tatum was reelected
commissioner of the Statt) dispensary
and Maj. John Black, formerly of Col
leton, and Mr. Joe B. Wylie of Bioh
burg, Chester county, were elected to
succeed Messrs. Boykin and TowihY
who were not candidates for .reelec
At 12 o'clock the two bouses met in
joint assembly to elect a commission
and three members of the board of di
rectors of the State dispensary.
Senator Baysor nominated Mr. W. ,
O. Tatum. This was seconded by Mjt,
J. B. Watson of Anderson, who some
time ago was spoken of as a candidate
against Mr. Tatum?-although Mr.
Watuon himself never announced his
candidacy. There was no other nom
ination and Mr. Tatum was elected.
Tbe joint assembly consists of 165
members and there were but 128 pres
ent and voting Saturday.
For obairman of the State board,
Senator Marshall nominated Mr. Jodie
M. Bawlinson of Eichlaad. This was
seconded by Mr. Haskell. Senator 0.
L. B'easa nominated Mr. H. H. Evans
of Newberry. This was seconded by
Mr. laFitte. The result was: Total
number of votes cast 133; necessary to
a choice 67. Mr. Bawlinson received
103 and Mr- Evans 30.
The voting was as follows:
F:.r Mr. Evans?Senators Bivpns,
Black, C L. Blease, E. S. Blease, Den
nis, Johnson, von Kolnitz, Warren (8)
Bepresentatives Browning, Bruce,
Calllson, Colcock, Earhardt, E. J.
Etheredge, Hall, Harley, Heyward,
Higglns, Hutto, Keeoan, LaFitte,
Nance, ParKer, Taylor, Tribble, Tur
ner J. M.. Walker, J. B Watson, Wim
For Mr. Bawllnson-Sanators Bates,
Blake, Brown, Carlisle, Davis, Earle,
Efird, Hardln, Hay, Hood, Hcugb,
Hudson, Johnson, Manning, Marshall,
McGowan, Mclver, McLeod, Purlfoy,
Baysor, Stack house, Walker,. Wells,
Williams (24); Bepresentatives Ander
son, Audrey, Arnold, Banks, Bass,
Beamguard, Bradham, Brant, Brad
ley, Brice, Clifton, Cloy, Cothran,
Quiler, Dabbs, DdsChamps, Devoe,
Doar, Edwards, Epting, Faust, Flsh
burne, Ford, Foster, Fraser, Frost,
Ga<que, Gaston, Gaus?, J. P. Gibson,
Graham, Gray, D L. Green, W. McD.
Greet Gyles, Hamel, Haralin, Harri
son, Haskell, Hemphill, D. O. Her
bert, Irby, Kershaw, Klrven, Laney,
Lawson, Lester, Lomax, Lvon, Mc
Cants, McCoil. McFaddin, MoMaster,
Massey, L. Mauldio, T. J. Mauldin,
Morgan, Nash, Nicholson, Otts, Pat
terson, Pittman, Pollock, Postoo, Py
atti Beaves, Richards, Riley, Rucker,
Sanders, Save, Sellers, Splvey, Stoll,
Strong, Tonle, M. W. Walker, What
ley, Yeldell?103. ?
Senators absent ? Brice, Brooks,
Butler, Carpenter, Christensen, Doug
lass, Hollloay, Mauldin, Talbert. Bap
resentatlves absent?Ashlev, Ballen?
tine, B >yd, Dukis, L. B. Eihereige,
J E. H^erberr. W. J. Gioson, Glover,
Hirreilson, Little, Lofton, Miller,
Morrison, Ne^blt, Rawlinson, Sheldon,
Slnkler, VanderHorst, Verner, Webb,
For tbe two places on the State
board, there were three nominees, Mr.
Jos B. Wylie of Chester, named by
Seaator Hardln aud Mr. Kirven; Maj.
Joan Black of Columbia, named by
M;\ Browning of Union and Mr. J. P.
Gibson of Marlboro; and Mr. B. F.
Dukes of Orangeburg, named by Mr.
J. A. Banks and Mr. McColl of Marl
boro. The result was. Total vote
137; Wylie 108; Black 90 and Dukea
75 Necessary to a choice 69. Two
fimt named were elected.
Fa tall v Injured.
Miss Mary Lee, daughter of the
late Colonel Bichard Lee, and a near
relative of General Bobert E. Lee,
was probably fatally injured in a run*
away accident near Winchester, VaM
Wednesday. She was driving a thor
ough-red horse, which took fright
and ran away and she was thrown oat
of the buggy, landing on ber head
and shoulders. Reports from her
home near Boyoe Clark county say
i there is little chance of her resovery^
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