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ENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS
BEGUN ITS THIRD WEE]
SENATOR TILLMAN WILL BE PUT BAC
ON THE WINTHROP BOARD.
House Yesterday Killed The Haskell Bi
To Abolish Special Courts--The Work
Of Friday and Saturday.
(Special to Herald and News.)
Columbia, January 25--T'
house today killed Mr. Haskell
bill to abolish special courts.
Columbia, January 25.-SenatC
B. R. Tillman having been legi:
lated off the board of trustees c
- TVinthrop by mistake, Dr. T. A
Crawford, of Rock Hill, who wa
elected to succeed him, has ter
dered his resignation on this ac
count, and the general assembl
must elect another member and c
course will put Mr. Tillman bac
on the board. Dr. Crawford dc
clined in the following message
"The (list inguished services of Ser
ator Tillmnan to Winthrop Coll:g
render his continuance on th
board a public necessity. I can nC
accept the election in his stead an
hereby tender my resignation."
The mistake was due to cor
fusion as to the time of expiratio
of the terms of the various men
bers. It was not definitely know
what places on the board were b
ing filled, and thus it was that Set
ator Tillnian was dropped from tl
board and Mr. Crawford chosen t
The report gained circulation i
some way that in like manner Mi
L. A Sease, of Newberry count)
has been dropped from the Clen
son board. This is clearly a mi:
take, as A1r. Sease was elected i
ao9:) for for a term of four years.
AFeTER T11114 ELRCTIONS.
The house got dowln to the rot
tine work of lwasn imed
em ptin g all Cneaten soliedi
ately afer the elections and did
hard day's w%ork on Friday.
The matter of habor contract
came up for a long discussion. Th
action taken is given in the edi
torian irrespondence i thiS iSSr
nMr. TribbJe's bill was passed e,
anepting all Confederate soldic
and sailors who now receive a per
sion from the State or aid from th
county, fro the charge of any
Teso rte a loing aon inusi
tae penitentary atoret ain
houe salfort the mnufatue aon
sale fmeria frilizeriss. Th~
willh was finllyo kile Stateque
OnSy, i however bthe house tpassed
resolut (i oe( lofking1 heran inuiryob
thet(( penitenir y a ui itthorities ini
teaisai l0iy of( most oStat gi
livs essaion.i ob cnut
On Saturday theOL house nook
A long discussiont was pm ovoke
On a p)roposit ion madle by Mr. D. C
Herbert, of Orangeburg, to estat
lish 124 beneficiary Febolarships ftc
Olemson college, withl an a ward (
$ioo to each of the scholarship
this money to be paid out of th
K resources of Clemson college. Th
idea is to give preference to thos
who take tho agricult ureal cours an
to award them to the most worth
and needy candid-tates who hav
made at least 6( per cent. on th
It was urged by those Vl
favored the scholarships that fam
S mers are now paying most of th
money which goes to the suppol
of Clemson college while the fa
mers' sons are not receiving th
ir greater benefits. Mr. Arthur KiL
ler, of Newberry, made a stron
speech in favor of the bill. No ac
tion was taken on Saturday.
IN Ti11C sKNATIC.
The senate on F;iday devote
y most of its time to the discussio
f of the shad bill, which has come u
k each year for many years past
Senator Walker, of Georgetowu
argued against the passage of III
bill, which would prevent the shi.
e ment of shad from the State. Ne:
e day Senator Ragsd'le, of Florence
it favored the bill, and it was finall
A number of new bills have bee
r introduced in both houses, anion
them some very impartant mea!
e Bill Prepared by Mr. E. H. Aull, of Newbei
ry, to Give State Aid to the School
The matter of school libraries i
the State is one of growing imporl
ance. Mr. E. H1. Aull, of Newbei
ry, has prepared the following bill
which, lie thinks, will be of mater'
al assistance to the library movc
ment throughout the State.
An Act to encourage the establish
ment of' libraries in the publi
I schools of the rural districts.
Be it enactedh by the General As
sembly of the State of South Caro
Section r. Whenever the patron
and friends of a free public schoc
shall raise by private subscriptioi
and tender to the county supet
intenldent of education, for the es
tablisliment of a library to he con
e nected with said school, the s,m o
tenl dollars, the county board o
education shall appropriate from th
money belonging to that school dis
trict asking for the library thest
of ten dollars for this purpose.
iSection 2. As soon1 as the count:
board of education of any count'
shall have made an appropriatioi
for a library in the manner pre
scribed the cotunty superintendent o
education shall inufornm the secretar'
e of the State boardl of education a
the fact, whereupon the said Stat<
a boardl of edutca tion shaill rem it thIi
county superintendent of educatioi
lie sont of tenl dollars for the pur1
Schase of b ooks for sa id library.. U p
oin receipt of this money t he count:
suintenden of educaLtion shatl
turn1 oV. r to the1( pierson ap~poinRted t<
select books the amitounits secure
by> private subhscripti ion, b)y appl)lropi
at ion fromi the counit y board c
eduRca'.ionR, and( by pyhr(lpriationR
from thle State ba IrdI of educeat ion
Sect ion 3. A lcal boI ardl of trustee
d is hereby appoinited to select tht
.books and shall purchase such book
- as they may deem best suited fo
r such purpose, and shall file with
f the cotnty superiitendent of educa
, tion vouchers for the whole amount
e recived : Provided, that no vouch
e ers shall be vali(, except for books
C an1d transportatioi charges. Pro
d vided further, that such purchases
y shall be from a list furnished by the
e State board of education, which said
e State board shall adopt books for
said libraries under the law and
a rules governing t he adoption of text
-hooks and shall make rules for the
e governing of said libraries.
I Section 4. The trustees of every
- library shall carr v onut such rules
e and regilations for the proper t.e
and preservation of the books as
may be enjoined by the State board
of education, and shall make provi
sions for having all books, when
not in circulation, kept under lock
Section 5. The trustees of t'wo or
I more libraries may, by agreement,
9 exchange libraries: Provided, that
no exchange shall be made oftener
thanl once in six months, and that
no part of the expt-nse of exchang
ing ibraries shall be borne by the
Section 6. That the sum of five
thousand dollars be annually ap
propriated, to be expended by the
State board of educatioi, uder the
a provisions of this ict.
Section 7. Not more than twelve
(12) schools in any county created
and operated unler the general free
school law of the State, shall be en
titled to the benefits of this Act, and
no school district shall receive any
moneys under its provisions except
schools created and operating under
the general free school law of the
I State. The school receiving this
benefit shall be decided by the
Section 8. This Act shall be in1
force from and after its approval.
Congressman Alken's Work.
Keowee Conirier, 20th.
Representative Wyatt Aiken has
introduced Seiator Latimer's good
roads bill in the House.
Mr. Aiken says the hill will prove
more satisfactory in his opinion
I than the Brownlow bill. Mr. Aiken
is a strong advocate of good roads
. and he will exert every influence
. to push the bill through the Hiouse.
- Although a new man in Congress,
f Mr. Aiken is fast making himself
f known with the leading men here,
and indications are that lie will soon
. become one of the most prominent
Sof the Southi's representatives.
Everyt hing Else in the Shade.
Mr. John R. Burke, of the Au
Sgusta Chronicle, writing from Co
lumnbia under date of January 21,
The suspense is over and the fat
positions in the management of the
South Carolina liquor dispensary
have b)een won. Themre w ere other
eleet ions besides those for dhispenm
penusary efleces, biut the others were
scarel y hea rd of abhout the h.>itels
or State house lobb~lies. E very
I hing was compilhetely overshadowed
b y the con test fo)r dIi spens5ary
iA little fellow told his school tea
schier lhe was half through the mid
.(dIe of his book.
Mr. L. B. Aull invites everyb)ody
s to see the steam laundry machinery
r in operation.
BLIZZARD AND CYCLONE, I a
AND FIRE AND FLOOD.
SUFFERING IN TIIS COUNTRY AND IN f
A Town 1.a Alabama Completely Destroyed.
Blizzard in The Northwest
Ch--icago, Jan. 24.--Extrele cold 1
weather is recorded in various see- v
timis ot the inorth and west today t
Ile COld wave extends Over a wide
area, elibracing tle upper Nlissis
sippi and Missouri valleys and tle
western Lake region. Part iculi I y
severe weather is reported in the
Dakotas, eastern Moitaiia and In -
diana and portions of Wisconsin
and Michigan. c
The thermometer today in this a
city registered i i degrees below t
zero. There is suffering among the 'I
poor and many of the homeless ap- il
plied at the police stations for shel- t
ter. Only one death, that of a t
fisherman, has been reported so far. t
.At . Paul todai the. minimum
of the oflicial tlIerIIom.ter was 3
degrccs below zero. At )tlutlh, !o
Minn., it was 37 helow at one time s
and Lhk, cohe-,t with 'lme exceptioln
IIE DISASTER IN NORWAY.
Eleven Thousand People In Alesund Ren
dered HIomeless By the Flames
Three Persons Killed.
Aalesund, Norway, Jan.24.-The e
fire which swept over this town yes
terday morning destroyed every r
bIilding in it with the exception of %
the hospital. The ii,ooo inliabi i
tants of Aalesund were compelled 1
to camp inl the Open as only a few I
<haaged and uininliabitible houses (i
wer,- left standiiig. The children
of tle town had to bel housed tei
porarily in the church at Iorgund
The panlic among tlie people was so
great a fter the outbreak ofthe [lames
that all atItnpts at leadershi 'p or
disCiplinle heCae out of the qIes- z
tion. No excesses, however, were a
committed. The people first un- e
(leavoted to save soie of their pro
perty, but they sooii found that i
they had qIuite enlough to d) to save
their Own lives. The destruction
of the town was complete within a
coI)le of hours within the tilme the
It is believed now that only three
persons lost their lives.
DESTROYED BY A TORNADO. u
Fate of an Alabama Village or 300 Pco
pIe--38 Persons Lost Their
Tuscaloosai, Ala. January 23
'rhe most diastrotus cyclone that ever C
swvept over this section visited ~
Moundville, Ala, a town of three d
hiunidred i nhabitanits, fifteei n miles h
south oif Tluscaloosa, vesterday ni
mo( rniin g at io'clock, anid as a resul t
thirty eight personis are (lead and1(
)i iijuce< , I 2 of whiomi wlfl oir. and(h
evr u~ sines~s I thus, wvith tIbe ex -
(eptin 1(1f' a ,.mall drug storec, (om b
ptiv dest royed.
'ille IIrom Greensbor( andI TFuca
lo1osa, and al po sile wats <h ne to
allevite th suffliiings (t Ihe in-a
B y thei force of thle stor'in perons5 V
were blowii humndreds of feet from
their bedls in the blackniess of nighlt. 9
Trhroigh terror, a father, miitm. ..
"d three children fled from their
olie to seek refuge, and in their
xcitement left a five-year-old boy
Ibed. This Morning he was pulled
roin beneath some timber and thus
ir it is iIII)ossible to find any other
ieiber of the family.
Six hundred dollars was raised
>r the sufferers yesterday a fterinoon,
'bile tle pupils from the female col
.ges at Tuscaloosa went to Mound
ille anld served hot cof'ee and food
. the destitute and wounded.
RIVEL ICE GORGES.
reezing Floods in the Northeast Cause
Great Sufferiig and Throw Many
Out of Employment.
Whu.eling, V. Va., Jatn. 24.-ThIe
rest of the flood swell was reached
L .4 o'clock this afternoon, when
ic stage was 4.1 feet, 2 inches.
'be forcast was the most accurate
i years aiid there was never more
me for preparation. As a result
be damage here was kept down to
Neveritheles- filHV oIe-thir(d of
he homes in the city were wholly
r partially inundated, and the
harp fall in temperature, with re
1ltanlt formation of ice, accom
'tlied by shutting off of natural
as in the flood districts, has caused
good (eal of suffering. On the
iland very few streets are out of
he water and many second stories
re invaded but the residents are ac
ustomed to floods and have made
rrangements accordigly. Nearly
11 the mills and factories are on the
iver front and the damage to them
vill be the most severe. Inl many
ustances resumption of work will
C delayed for days or weeks, and
midreds of Imlenl will be teiplgorarily
lit of employment.
In West Virglina.
New Cumberland, W. Va., Jan.
4 -Vully one-half of this town is
Ider 1- fet of watf-r anld a bliz
ard is ragiig. )ozCns of factories
re submerged and the big Chelsea
oimpanly plalt is greatly damaged.
Other plIces along tihe river are
I similar condition.
Isastrous Fire- Not Knowi Whether
Lives were Lost.
Sour Lake, Texas. Janl. 24.-A
estructive fire swvept Sour Lake to
ay and1( destroy ed the main busi
ess. portion of the town, causing
ni estimated loss of $200,0oo.
T1he fire began in the second story
f the First National hank building.
Vhether there wasjaniy loss of life
nill probably never be known.
lundlreds of women and men, half
f whose names were p)ractically
nknown, roomed in the second
tory of the b)uildings that were
estroyed and several persons could
ave been burned to death and
Machinme for l'ickinig ('ott On,
a(s beenm a perfeted, iad it has <done
ir-y V io,\ k wo k ini thle fGeld No
hat cani hick C'ttton like a nego,
lit onie titn be ItCh- 1C tha can pick
ae bul k of It he (crop and0 leave mc ly
pmart for handh pickitng. TPhat will
e a great help 1ft lthe tiachine only
icks t wo t hirdls of the dot ton it wVill
imtke it possibl ie to get thle other I hiird
att withtout so muiinch cost for lab)or.
'he new maclinle is said to work
rell in Louisiana fields.