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VOL. XLII. NO. 37 NEWBERRY, S. C.4r TUEDAY J- I1mAY 14 1-O. 7TICE A'WE.S.0AYA
PROCEEDINGS OF THE
TEN-CIRCUIT BILL IS NOW
No Dispensary Legislation-Ten
Hour Bill Killed-Appropria
tion and Supply Bills.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia. February 13.-The leg
islature has now entered upon the
last week of the session. The gener
al appropriation and supply bills have
passed the house and will be passed
by the senate this week. The appro
priation bill was passed by the house
exactly as it came from the ways
and means committee and with very
little discussion and practically no
-opposition to any of the items.
Of all the bills introduced during
the session proposing amendments in
the dispensary law not one has been
able to get through both houses, and
it is practically certain now that no
dispensary legislation will mark this
session. The house by a decisive vote
has killed the Raysor-Manning dis
pensary bill, the full text of which as
it was passed by the senate and sent
to the house, was published in the
last issue of The Herald and News.
The senate. it will be recalled. some
time ago killed the local option bill
introduced by Senator Brice. The lo
cal option bill introduced in the house
by Mr. Toole went through the
house by a decisive majority and is
now in the senate, but unless the sen
ate reverses the position it took on
the Brice local option bill, which does
not seem at all likely, the Toole bill
will die. I: is now on the senate cal
-endar with an unfavorable committee
report. The senate discussed at con
siderable length on Saturday and
passed the Mauldin bill to abolish
hotel and beer privileges. This bill,
it is predicted, will die in the house.
It will be seen that each house has
passed several bills proposing chang
es in the dispensary law, but on no
bill have they been able to agree.
There was a flood of dispensary bills
'early in the session, and it was pre
dicted in The Herald and News at
the time, it will be recalled, that with
the number of bills before them the
two houses would not be able to
agree on any one making an impor
tant change in the law, and it appears
now that the prediction will be veri
The ten-circuit bill, after going
through the hands of conference and
free conference committees, has- been
agreed upon by b.oth houses and has
become law. The bills providing for
additional judges and solicitors will
also be passed, and the two newv
judges will be elected this week, be
fore the end of the session. The bill
as finally agreed upon is practically
the measure as it was amended avd
sent back to the house by the senat'e.
A new judge wvill be elected for the
9th circuit, composed of the counties
of Charleston, Colleton and Beau
fort, and a new judge for the xoth cir
cuit, composed of the counties of
Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and
Oconee. Mr. R. W. Memminger, of
.Charleston, has been endorsed by the
bar of Charleston for judge of the 9th
circuit, and it seems probable at this
writing that he will be elected. He
will be opposed. it is s:ated, b'y Rep
resentative Fishhurrne, of Colleton.
-For jiud ge of the 1oth circuit l\l r. Geo.
E. Prince. of :\nders ni. and M\r. Thos.
P. Cothran, of Greenville. are candi
dates. Both are we!! knt.wn thmr'uh
oum the state. !r. Julius F. P'm
of Pc'.:ens. has been n:entionel as a
.andlidate. hv't has ta!ed :b at he i
not in the rame
The Ten-Circuit Bill.
There was a hard fight ufn the ten
cret't hi 1 in the house on Saturdav'
imorning when the report of the free
conference committee, in lavor of the
senate bill. wi:h a few changes. was
received. The fight was begun by the
Lexington delegation, which did not
want t, see Saluda county taken out
of the circuit with Lexington. .\Ir.
Hutto. of the Lexington delegation.
intimated that the change had been
made to allow the senator from Salu
da to run for solicitor, saying there
was so much pAitics in the bill that
if it dropped on the floor it would
burst like a bubble. The favorable
report of the committee, however,
was adopted by a vote of 63 to i. and
the senate having taken similar ac
tior., the bill became law and the two
new circuits were created. The bill
goes into effect immediately. Fol
lowing is the new arrangement of
Ninth Circuit-Charleston, Colle
ton and Beaufort
First Circuit-Berkeley, George
town, Dorchester and Orangeburg.
Second Circuit-Hampton, Aiken,
Bamberg and Barnwell
Third Circuit-Clarendon, Flor
ence, Lee, Sumter and Williams
Fourth Circuit-Chesterfield, Dar
lington. Horry, Marion and Marlbo
Fifth Circuit-Kershaw, Richland,
Lexington and Edgefield.
Sixth Circuit-Chester, Fairfield,
Lancaster and York.
Seventh Circuit-Cherokee. Spar
tanburg, Union and Laurens.
Eighth Circuit-Abbeville, Green
wood, Saluda and Newberry.
Tenth Circuit-Anderson, Green
ville, Pickens and Oconee.
Appropriation and Supply Bills.
The principal items in the appro
priation bill were published in the last
issue of The Herald and News, and
'else -here inhis issue fuller refer
ence is made to this bill and the gen
eral supply bill.
Beer and Hotel Privileges.
Mr. Mauldin's bill to abolish beer
and hotel privileges was taken up by
the senate on Saturday morning and
it provoked a great deal of discus
sion. Senator Cole. L. Blease's mo
tion to indefinitely postpone the bill
was lost by a vote ot 16 to 15, and an
amendment proposed by Senator
Raysor which would save hotel priv
ileges was killed. By a vote of 17 to
16 the senate agailk refused to con
tinue the bill, and it was passed.
For New State house Dome.
The house has given second read
ing to a bill authorizing the commis
sion appointed for the completion of
the state house to have drawn suita
ble plans and specifications for a
new dome for the sLate house, and to
report the cost thereof to the next
general assembly. The bill has also
been introduced in the senate.
The Raysor-Manning dispensary
bill was overwhelmningly killed by
the house on Friday night. The dis
cussion began on Friday morn ing and
continued during the day and for sev
eral hours at night. By a vote of 78
to 21 the enacting words were strick
en out, the three members of the
Newberry delegation voting in the af
firmative, to kill the bill.
The Immigration Bill.
Shortlv after the Raysor-Manning
bill was killed, the.. house. by a vote of
67 to 36. killed Mr. Ashley's bill to
repeal the law providing for the de
partmnent of :rmmigrat ion. The three
mvembers !1i te N2whe.rry del:atio n
voted for the b)ll..
Pay of Dispensary Constables.
The2 -ena&(. by. a ri.ci-si e vote. has
nl t o~( kill the bill u icrea-e the
adloptedl an anmendment making the
The Ten-Hour Bill.
The house has killed. hv a decisive
vote, the Toole bill limiting the hours
of work for cottwn i ll ,peratives ti
ten h(jurs a day. The bill was kill
ed by a vote of 65 to 4o. The three
members of the Newberry delega:ion
voted against the motion to kill the!
bill, voting solidly for the bill.
Alr. Taylor made a speech in favor
of the bill. saying there was an un
dercurrent now at work demanding
recognition and the rights labor had
a right to call for. If labor was given
what it asked for then labor would
be satisfied and South Carolina would
forge ahead and even lead Massachus
setts in after years. The operatives
demanded humane legislation. He
had overseers to tell him that they
wished more time to study. Being in
a cotton mill was very much like be
ing in a prison. It was too much to
require operatives to work it hours,
in hot, stuffy, dust-laden rooms. Peo
ple wore out and gave out. Corpor
ations had no souls, but the people
who worked under them had souls
and could not go on grinding for all
time. Eleven hours was too long for
criminals, but it was not too long, it
was urged, for free white people to
work. There was a great deal of dis
cussion along the same line. Very
few speeches were made in opposi
tion to the bill, the opponents of the
measure seeming to be satisfied they
had a decided majority and being will
ing to kill the bill by their votes and
without much talk.
The Military Bill.
The house has passed the general
military bill, to harmonize and per
fect the law. The bill raises the sal
ary of the adjutant and inspector gen
eral to that of all other state officers.
The senate has passed the military
bill to a third reading.
The Reformatory Bill.
The senate has referred to the com
mittee on finance the bill establish
ing an industrial school and reforma
tory for boys.
The senate has adopted the unfav
orable report of the committee on the
bill to require trustees of schools te
make reports -to patrons.
The following additional acts have
An act to authorize and empower
the voters of School District No. 36,
of the county of Orangeburg, to or
der an election and to issue bonds of
said district for school purposes.
An act to amend Sections I, 4, 5, 10
and 11, of an act entitled "An act to
require the payment of annual license
fees to corporations doing business in
this state, and report to the comy~
troller general," approved Ist day of
Mlarch, 1904. so as to correct errors.
An act to amend an act entitled
"An act to incorporate the board of
trustees of the Presbyterian college
of South Carolina," approved 20th
day of February, A. D.. 1903, and to
repeal Section 8 thereof.
An act to amend Section 714. of
Code of Lawvs. 1902. Volume i, relat
ing to th-e state treasurer, so as to
require duplicate instead of triplicate
An act to amend Section 255-256,
and 257 Of V~olume 1. of tihe Code of
L.aws of 1902, relating to primary
\'n act t'o ratify an.'d con firm the
charter of thie Parr Shit als Po wer
C','mpany, gr'e by the secret ary
'f staLte Cn the eighith day of D)ecem
ber. f(;04, ~' an to confer additio nal
. I rary 19. !(04.
iact to au:h.rize the town cotin
i)oion inl tUnion cownty,' to elect
a L.wN aulditor. to defille his p owers
and diiies and iix his compensation.
A.n act to validate and confirm the
' and coevance of two lots. Nos.
i and .. in ;he t%wn ,f Darlington.
lzniown a. the jail lo:s. by the county[
b(iatrd of comminlissiliers oif 1)arling
'-ln Cou!ty. to C. W. Hewitt.
.\act to amend Section i of an
act entitled "An act to amend the
various statutes and the laws as to
school districts embracing the towns
of Mariou, Mullins, Latta and Dil
lon, inl Marion county." approved the
23d day of February. A. D. 1903, by
making its provisions apply to Fork
school district No. 26.
An act to fix the time for elec:ing
trustees for Easly School District 13,
An act to provide for a reappraise
ment and reassessment for taxation
of certain abandoned rice lands.
An act to authorize and empower
the voters of School District No. 65,
in the county of Orangeburg, to order
an election and to issue coupon bonds
of said school district for school pur
An act to enable o and authorize
School District No. 70, embracing
the town of Elloree. in Orangeburg
County. to issue bonds for the pur
pose of paying for the erection and
maintenance of a public school build
ing, and to provide for the payment
of accruing interest and principal of
An Act to devolve the duties of the
board of public works for the town
of Gaffney upon the town council and
treasurer and clerk, fixing the amount
of bond of said treasurer and clerk at
GENERAL SUPPLY BILL.
State Levy of Five and One-Half
Columbia, February 13.-The gen
eral supply bill, which has passed
the house, carries a state levy of five
and one half mills. The levy for New
berry county is fixed at 2 1-2 mills
for ordinary county tax.
The provision of the bill fixing
the state levy is as follows:
Section m. That a tax of four and
one-half mills, exclusive of the public
school tax hereinaf:er p)rovided for.
upo n every dollar of the value of all
taxable property of this state be, and
the same is hereby. levied for the pur
pose of meeting appropriations to
defray the current expenses of the
government for the fiscal year begin
ning January 1st, 195 and to meet
such other indebtedness as has been
or shall be provided for in the several
acts and joi:st resolutions passed by
this general assembly at the session
of 1go5, providing for the same. That
in addition to the tax levies above
provided for a tax of one mill is here
by levied upon every dollar of the
vaule of all taxable property of this
state, to be used for the payment of
pensions: and in cale any surplus
shall remain after the payment of all
pensions as provided by law, the said
surplus shall be turned into th.e gen
eral funds of the state treasury.
Sergeants as Bookkeepers.
gedni with New Y\ear's day.
'e4k sergeants of Chicago polhice sta
tions became biookkeepers inl in15:all
<is . Thlie ser.'nts will have to
make en tries iof arrests. comnplaints.
ma~:kes fine grained. satinv bread only
1. b..;g 1kneecled rather soft.
WOMAN SHOT WITH EFFECT.
Wife of Sta-e Senator J. D. Bivens
Killed a Man at Her Home
Just after the state senate conven
ed for business Saturday morning
Senator J. ). livens of Dorchester
recelVed :he following telegram:
Yuur wife killed the Jew. Come
home at once. Particulars later.
1. A. Limehouse."
The following account of the trag
edy was wired from Ridgeville.
Ridgeville. February ii.-At Beech
Hill. near Givlhan's Ferry, which is
seven miles south of Ridgeville, Mrs.
J. D. Bivens shot and killed W.
Greenburg last night.
About the 4th of February Mrs. Jno
D. Bivens, wife of State Senator Biv
dns, had W. Greenburg, a white man,
arrested, charging him with having
threatened her life after having made
improper propositions. At the time
she was forced to leave her home and
seek protection at a neighbor's house.
This charge was dropped upon Green
burg promising to leave the neighbor
hood and not return.
The story, as related here, is that
on :he night of February io Green
burg returned to Mrs. Bivens's. She
sent for her neighbor, Mr. Platt, to
come to her house. On his arrival
she told him that Greenburg had at
tempted to criminally assault her. Mr.
Platt went to Mr. R L Limehouse,
another nearby neighbor and the two
returned to Mrs. Bivens's. As they
reached the hall door Mrs. Bivens
came to the door and they heard some
one run through the rear back door.
On entering the house Mrs. Bivens
told them that Greenburg had run in
to the shed-room. They found the
door locked, broke it open and found
Greenburg in it. When asked why
he had returned there he said Mrs.
Bivens had sent for him.
At that moment Mrs. Bivens fired
upon Greenburg, killing him instant
Magistrate Cummings held an in
quest upon the dead body and the
jury rendered a verdict of justifiable
Mrs. Bivens has been released un
der bond to appear at the next term
Admitted Before He Was Hanged
That He Killed His Wife.
Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 13.-With
out a tremor J. Samuel McCue met
death on the scaffold at 7.35 o'clock
Frdlay morning for wife murder.
Hardly had his struggles ceased when
his confession wvas given out by his
:hree spiritual advisers, Revs. G. L.
Petrie. H. B. Lee and John B..
After the execution one of McCue's
spiritual advisers said:
"Ms. McCue left this world with
feeling of bitterness toward no human
being in it. His heart was wonder
fully softened. He was earnest and
tender. This morning in our presence
he offered to God a feverent prayer
for his family--for his brother and
their wives, for his sister, for his
uncles and aunts and lastly and most
feverntly of all for his children. He
called them each by name. He in
voked the blessing of Almightly God
upon them all."
Immediately after the execution
McCue's three spiritual advisers gave
out the following signed statement:
"J. Samuel McCue s:ated this morn
ing in our presence and requested us
to make public that he did not wish
to leave this world with suspicion
resting on any human being other
.han himnself; that he alone was re
spon-;ible for the deed, impelled to it
byv an vil p..wer bey mI his control,
and1( that he ( rec' gnizedl his sen te''ce as