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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1904.
Should Be Thoroughly Inves:tigated
.t is now reported that the girders
which support the dome f the state
capitol 'are too weak and that there
is danger of a crush at any time. This
is a report made by Mr. C. C. Wilson.
a Columbia architect. who is employ
ed by the new commission to com
plete the state house.
The governor is right in. having
all work suspended until the truth of
the report of Mr. Wilson might be es
tablished. If Mr. Wilson's statement
is correct the wonder is that the crash
has not come sooner. To place 187
per cent. more weight on a girder
than is safe is a very dangerous situa
tion. It is a very unfortunate condi
tion and we trust that Governor Hey
ward in securing an expert architect
will get some one who is not only
competent and is known to have a
reputation and whose statement may
be relied upon, but one who is not in
the remotest degree interested in any
of the cross firing that has been go
ing on between the various commit
tees and commissioners on the state
house. and one who is not seeking a
job as architect and will, therefore,
not in the slighest way be inter
ested, directly or indirectly, in cap
tious criticism of any other architect.
We do not pretend to sa*y that this
has been the case in any of the re
ports, but it is a fact that there has
been a certain amount of prejudice
and bad feeling growing out of the
various committees and commissions
which we have bad on the com
pletion of the capitol. It is very un
The people would like to have the
unbiased and unprejudiced statement
of an expert. If the work is defec
tive let us know it.
Mr. F. P. Milburn. who was the
architect on the completion of the
state house. employed by . the first
commissioners says he will have
something to say in reply to Mr. Wil
son's statement. Let the light be
turned on and let us know the facts.
The Illinois republicans have at last
succeeded in nominating a man for
governor. The hard feelings inevita
ble from the contest in the state con
vention make the democratic oppor
:unity in' Illinois the greater.
It is not long now until the open
ing of the state campaign. There
will probably be less interest in the
campaign this year than for a numa
ber of years past on account of the
fact that so few of the state officers
will have opposition.
Parker says that he sees no reason
why he should say anything. What
could he say, except that he is a dem
ocrat and a believer in democratic
principles, and his record is proof of
THE LITERARY ADDRESS.
Why the Hon. M. L. Smith Could Not
Be Present Tonight
It is but due to Hon. M. L. Smith,
of Camden, who had accepted the in
vitation of Newberry college to de
liver the literary address tonight, to
say that it is a matter of very great
regret to him that he is unable to be
here on account of being engaged this
week in several very important mur
der cases in the court of his coun
ty. When he accepted the invita
tion he was . under the impression
that the time of the June court for
Camden had been changed in the Act
passed by the last legislature rear
ranging the courts for that circuiit.
and did not know otherwise until he
had examined the acts of the last leg
islature a couple of weeks ago.
The Herald and News regrett that
this conflict of dates occurred. Mr
Smith' is a most eloquent speaker and
one of the brightest young men in the
The yotung men of the college are
fortunate. however in being able to
n!!th place so weli in secnring the
-ervices for the evening of the Hon
SAYS STATE HOUSE is
IN VERY BAD SHAPE
GIRDERS BEARING THE DOME
Report of Architect C. C. Wilson
Governor To Have Exami
Columbia COr. New- andl Ourier.
Here it is again! 'i-:-v a, use
tr.ubl'c c.ntinue. N.v: cou.-es Ar
chitect Charles C. \\ If . *f the com
iiimn t, c-oplete th- state house,
and savs that the dome i the state
house is in bad ;hape and that the
girders supporting the dome are ser
iousvl overloaded. The state paid its
good hard money to put this dome on
the state house. and it looks as if
Artichect Frank P. \lilburn. who de
signed the work in question. ought to
show that the condemnation is with
There has already been a very
great deal said in the press and in
the Legislature about the work on the
state house, for which the state has
paid. and now the architects are talk
ing about the work being unsatisfac
tory, which was the comparatively
lonesome position of Col. J. Q. Mar
shall, who is chairman of the present
commission. Col. Marshall called on
Governor Heyward. and talked the
matter over with him. and. after re
ceiving the formal reports. Governor
Heyward said. in commenting on the
What Gov. Heyward Says.
"The report of Architect Wilson.
submitted to me by Chaiiman Mar
shall. of the commission for the cio
pletion of the state house, comes to
me as a great surprise. as it. no doubt.
will be to the people of the state gen
erally. Should this repot, be correct
the lives of those who frequent the
state house are in danger. and the
property of the state is also in jeo
pardy. This certainly presents a con
dition which. in my judgment. re
quires immediate and most careful at
tention. and I deem it my duty to
take steps to have the dome thorough
l' examined, and the report of the
architect either verified or disproved.
At the last session of the general
assembly a certain amount was ap
propriated for extraordinary repairs
on the state house and heating plant.
to~ be expended by the governor in
case of an emergency requiring it.
From this fund I propose to secure
the services o6 a thoroughly compe
tent and reliable architect. one who
is not a resident of this state, who
shall look most carefully into the
safety of the dome and report to me
as soon as possible.
"There remains nothing further to
be'done. as far as I can see. until such
an examination and report has been
.Chairman Marshall's Report.
The formal report of Chairman 3.
Q. Marshall reads as follows:
To his Excellency. D. Clinch Hey
ward. Governor. Columbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: I beg herewith to ,hand
~ou a report made by M1r. C. C. \Vil
son, architect of the commission tor
the completion of the state house.
wherein he has made known to said
commissioners that the girders car
rying the dome of the state house
are seriously overloaded." The com
mission do not think it advisable.
with the facts as stated by Mr. Wil
son before them, to proceed further
with their work until a thorough in
vestigation is made to ascertain if
Mr. Wilson's calculations are correct.
The commission, therefore. deem it
proper that this matter be brotight to
our attention, so that you may take
such steps as you may see fit to verify
Ihis rport. 3. Q. Marshall.
Chairman of the Commission to Comn
plete the State House.
'Architect C. C. Wilson's Report.
Columbia. June 3. 1904
Th the Conmmissioners for the Com
pletion of the State Touse. Colum
bia. S. C.,:
Gentlemen-In preparing details
and plans for the new ceiling for the
lobby in the state house. which it wiG
be necessary to attach to the girders
carring~ the dome. it has come to my
tntion that these girders are ser
iosly overloaded already. T have
madeL careful calculations of tne
tre ses in these girders and beg
le1ve to report as follows:
No I. actua! stress. 102.0.: t.ms:
safe -tre-ss. 88.84 tons: -Neens -tres.
S43. tons--lo tpr cent.
(Continued from First Page.)
And sweeping np the onice germ in
the iolding of their skirts.
iujected the whatyoucallium in the
the ear of Mr. XVerts.
The voice .f the happy bees. like the
voices id the night.
\re ,oithing to the nerves of all the
candlidlates in ight.
hev 1ienetrate the fastness:s o men
\ndne to hear thec sweet be vo;ce
was Mr. W. 11. Wendt.
Atd an-ther Kibler in the feld to be
scented by a bee.
Was }. A. C. K. "Jack." it spells. so
plainly as you see:
It takes in all the alphabet. except a
tew or more
Of letters left for others' who are
knocking at the door.
Two Wickers. too, have heard the
bees-Tom. E. and J. Mon.
These "cans" were picked out by the
scouts that aimed to be the quick
Some other good men turned their
ears when the bees put out a
Somehow Mr. G. Howe Ligon heard;
likewise Mr. J. S. Wheeler.
The bee tree in the forest grand was
scene one day of bustle.
The rustle of the leaves was sharp
as the bees began to hustle:
A convention had been held at which
no delegate was tardy
Thev instructed for three men that
day-Rikard. Johnson. Hardy. '
Among the cans who took the hint
from these couriers on their
Mr. Livingston takes his stand for
crops. and so does Mr. Counts.
But there's room for all who want
to come. no one will be annoyed;
Every body has a chance - to run
like Mr. Floyd.
So the bees are swarming thick and
fast and getting goods in store:
Put on their rounds they got the
grip--'twas laid on Mr. Moore.
Then there are Chappell, Tidwell.
Adams. Maybin. Graham. Hair,
%jid Ellesor and Suber but-the time
is drawing near.
If my bees have been unruly, pards.
yours truly wants no sass,
Eut what has that to do with this
that a bee grabbed Mr. Bass?
No business 'tis of any one: no one
can blow the wind 'way.
None has the might to kick at it-ex
cepting Mr. Lingsay.
Yes, I'm sitting by the bee gums and
the bees are buzzing round.
The roses had been blooming and
their leaves were on the grotund:
o hear the $ .that have been
hived, to watch. by gum. to see.
Es appetizing nielody to the ear of
R. H. G.
ess stres. 211 tons-63 per cent.
No. 2. supported at both e?nds, ac
ual stress. 91.8 tons:' safe stress.
No. 3. actual stress. 233.75 tonS:
afe stress. 120 tons: excess stress,
13.78 tons-95 per cent.
No. 4, cantilever end, actual stress.
632 tons; safe stress. 918 tons.
No. 4. supported at both ends; ac
ual stress, 43o.6o tons; safe stress.
49.87 tons; excess stress. 280.74 tons
-187 per cent.
There are two girders designated
>y No. 4. which rest at one end on
brick wall, coming immediately over
ent flues. These flues are spanned
by a stone lintel and a load of 206,000
(two hundred and six thottsand)
pounds is brought upon them, while
the safe load is 40.450 pounris. One
of these stones is -cracked and the
weight is now supported by a narrow
brick partition between the flues.
I regret exceedingly the occurrence
of this serious difficulty. btut T deem
it my duty to bring the matter to
v'ur attention, and that no further
work be done on the building tuntil
this construction is removed or
strengthened tunless such investiga
ion shall show that my calculations
are wrong. which I sincerely wish
miht be the case.
I ~ Charles C. XWils"n,
Thle maximumn temperature. on Sun
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