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A SPICY DEBATE.
Lively Colloquy in Senate Between
Senators Brown and
Cole L. Blease.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, January 30.-A spicy de
bate was provoked in the senate on
Thursday night between Senators
Brown 'and C. L. Blease, when Sena
tor Eugene S. Blease's bill to pre
vent persons who are related to state
officers or members of the general
assembly from being employed in the
engrossing department or in the leg
islature was taken up. The bill was
finally killed. The Columbia State
gives the following report of the col
loquy between Senators Brown and
Cole. L. Blease.
The calendar was being disposed
of rapidly when Senator Eugene
Blease's bill, already referred to, was
As to Nepotism.
Senator Butler moved to strike out
the enacting words and Senator
Blease defended his measure. He
wanted the bill passed as a matter of
principle. More efficient service
would be obtained and it would pro
tect the persons making the appoint
Unconsciously an officer might
appoint a person whose direct or in
direct influence might affect him.
Some day, Senator Blease said, he
hoped to introduce a bill instituting
a so-t of civil service. He said that
he made no reference to anyone,
was not jealous, had no spite and was
;.ctuated by no occasion but hoped
the bill would pass as an advanta
It had not appeared to the judi
-iary chairman, that nepotism had a
<decided hold on South Carolina. Be
sides, the bill practically disfranchis
ed many people who merely happen
ed to be related to the officers men
tioned. Again a person might be ap
pointed who the person selecting for
the position might not even' know
was slightly related to a state officer
-or member of the legislature.
Senator Hay, reading from the
constitution, said that the bill was
not necessary as the sixth degree was
Senator C. L. Blease in beginning
his argument referred to the fact
that the clerk of the supreme court
had a daughter who was stenogra
pher in his office an a son who was
state electrician. The chairman of
the ways and means committee of
the house had a son who was clerk
of that committee and a daughter in
the engpossing department.
He indeed must be deaf who had
i'ot heard complaints about families
trying to run the state house. It was
natural for a man to appoint some
one to an office who would help him
politically. There were some amend
ments that should be made to the
bill. he thought, for the pages should
not t : held under its provision. They
had better be related to some one
who could watch over them during
the session. But if families are to be
cared for, why not institute a pension
system? If the public teat could not
besucked by all, said Senator Blese
in substance, why bring the public
teat where the pap could 1;e gotten
by everyone? There is no use to be
little the measure by talk of disfran
chisement. He said that the sollici
tors tremble at the thought of ap
pointing nowadays, especially if they
are witdowers and bachelors and
when so many pretty girls come to
them. Just here Senator Blease was
suddenly interrupted by Senator
Brown, who rose to his feet and said:
"Mr. President, I rise to a point of
order. It is not fitting that this sen
ate shall give voice to such senti
"The point is well taken," said the
president and Senz.tor Slease endeav
ored to say that he did not know that
Seator Brown was included in such
"'What class?" asked Senator
"The point is not debatable. I have
ruled," said the president. "No mem
ber of the senate can reflect on any
Senator Brown announced that he
was not in any class alluded to, as he
had not relatives in any of the de
"I have already ruled," said the
president again and his gavel fell
Tris ma not be exaactly the con
versation which occurred, for it was
as hard for newspaper men as sena
tors to follow, for it all occurred in a
few seconds. But it is the substance,
Senator C. L. Blease appeared to be
speaking in a spirit of pleasantry
but Senator Brown did not 'think so.
Senator C. L. Blease gained the
floor and continuing his speech said
that he was surprised his remarks
had been taken in a spirit of reflec
tion but if reflection was taken that
he was responsible and would be at
any and all Eimes. He was sorry that
that bill had been introduced at all.
He had meant no reflection on any
Senator Brown hoped that he had
always appreciated the dignity at
.cached to the senate and he thought
that when any complaints were to be
made they should be brought in
proper form. He had no interest in
the matter, and desired to treat the
senator from Newberry as he would
.reat the senator from Anderson,
with all due respect and courtesy,
but he could not help making the
point of order under such reflection,
even charges. He thought the sen
ate too august a body to meddle
with such "small politics!"
Senator C. L. Blease said he had
heard a great deal of senatorial cour
tesy, but he did not propose to pay
any more attention to it than a grub
worm in the street, if it interfered
with his duty. He had alluded to the
solicitors in a spirit of pleasantry
and was greatly surprised when the
senator whom he had always regard
ed as his friend, took exception.
Whenever he had any reflections to
make upon a man he made 'them to
The senate had regained it wonted
composure when Senator Eugene
Blease rose and said that he was sor
ry that his bill had prodced such de
bate. He spoke heartily and well for
it and proposed an amendment to it
which struck out the names of reu.
tions mentioned and made it more
like the constitutional provisions.
The bill was killed by an aye and
nay vote on Senator Butler's motion.
The vote was as follows:
Ayes, against the bill-Senators
Bates, Black, Blake, Brice, Brooks,
Brown, Carpenter, Christensen, Har
din, Hay, Hood, Holiday, Manning,
Mauldin, McGowan, McIver, Peuri
foy, von Kolnitz, Walker, Warren,
Nays, for the bill-Senators Biv
ens, C. L. Blease, E. S. Blease, Davis,
Dennis, Douglass, Earle, Efird, Mc
Leod, Stackhouse, Talbert, Wells
It is stated that the dowager em
press of China not only continues her
own studies in English, but is insis
tent that the ladies of the court shall
be equally as earnest in the matter
and latterly the emperor's nephew's
and nieces have embarked on the
same study. They are taugh.t by
Miss Mary Reynolds, an American
lady, who has been engaged in mis
sionary work in China for several
One hundred and fifty acres land.
One half of this is in town of Whit
mire, S. C., and one half is just out
side limits. Improvements on land in
town as follows: One six room
dwelling, one good barn, also two
horse farm open and some d..sirable
building lots, good pasture and plen
ty pine wood. For further informa
tion address, P. B. Odell, Whitmire,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
Notice is hereby given that the un
derigned as Aettorney for Mary Lee
Doumin'ck' an-1 Fmma Ir- o: Domi
:n;-'k minors, x.i: on the 30th day of
Jani'ary, 190-5, ap)ply to the Court of
.Cmn Pleas for an Order appoint
ing ino. C. Wilson, Judge of Probate
for Newberry County, General Guar
lan for the said minors as no other
fit. competent or responsible peio:.
can 1 e found who is willing to ae
&ome such Gu-i.di-nship. The Estates
.i th said min :- consists of a one
uZ.th (i-6) intvest each in c.ertain
real estate. wYel- interest is worth
bout Two Thousand Dolla's. for
:..b' of the said minors.
d".. H. Domimic:.
nwberey. S. C., len. 16. Ioos.
THE LADIES favor painting their
churches, and th,. refore we urge
every minister to remember we give
a liberal quantity of Longman and
Martinez Paint toward the paint
Wears and covers like gold.
Don't pay $1.50 a gal'on for Lin
seed Oil (worth 6o cents) which you
do when you buy other paints in a
can with a paint label o-i it.
8 & 6 make 14, therefore when you
want fourteen gallons of paint, buy
only eight of L. & M., and mix six
gallons of pure Linseed Oil with it,
and thus get paint less than $1.2C
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L.- & M. and three
gallons of Linseed Oil mixed there
These celebrated paints are sold by
the Newberry Hardware Company.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
By Jno. C. Wilson, Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS Jno. M. Suber hath
made suit to me, to grant him Let
ters of Administration of the Estate
of and effects of John J. Mayer.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
cite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and Creditors of the said
John J. Mayer deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry
on Tuesday, January 31 next after
publication thereof, at ii o'clock in
the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Administra
tion should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 17th
day of January Anno Domini, i9o5.
Jno. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
We have just re
turned from the North
with the finest line of
Kitchen and House
hold Furniture in this
section of the State.
The Best Goods at the Lowest
ON JANUARY 15
we will open in the
R. C. Williams Store
Cash or Installment.
B. i. WATTS& CO.
WAREHOUSE COIPANY OF
Colurnoia, S. C.,
STORE COTTON IN
houses and to
Proper Cash Advances
if you desire to
hold your cotton
if you address
Columbia, S. C.
HAIR & HAVIRD,
Now is the risht Season for every
body to buy the Right Styles in
New Spring Woolen Fabrics,
White Waistings, Percales, Ging
hams and all the New Designs
in Embroideries AT THE RIGHT PRICE.
All Fall and Winter Goods
must go. we need the room, any
reasonable offer will be accepted
on the goods. 25 Yards Good Outig98c this weet
The Right Price Store
The Smith Co.
Headquarters for General Merchandise,
Ask any one where you can buy anything in
General Merchandise, and buy it cheaper than
anywhers else, quality considered, and they
will tell you to go to The Smith Co.
We never advertise anything that we do not have, and always sell as
we advertise it.
For the next thirty days, at cheap prices, we will sell the following
goods: Shoes, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery Ware and Tobacco.
We also have the finest assortment of Molasses in town, prices rang
ing from 2oc. to 6oc. per gallon. We have just received our stock of
Seed Potatoes, Red Bliss. first and second crop, and Garden Seed of
When you have a list of goods to buy come to our store and save
time, for we can come nearer filling every, item, and fill it cheaper, than
any other store in Newberry.
Come to See Us
SheIIei, D eniSummer
Have the largest and most complete line of
Furniture and House Furnishing Goods ever
opened in Newtberry. We received another
car of Roll Foot Beds today, cheaper than ever.
Big shipment of Matting direct from Japan.
We are the cheapest in the State. Come to
see us and get our price of a Buck Stove.
Newberry Hardware Co.'s old stand.
SheIIey, Dean & Summer,
M ain Street, Newberry, S. C.