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VOL XLIII. NO0.12. NEWBERIRY. S. C. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 190-', TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR****
IORGAN BILL HAS
PASSED THE HOUSE
FINAL VOTE WAS SIXTY-THREE
Salaries of Court Stenographers In
The Morgan local option bill on
Tuesday passed the-house to its third
reading by an increased vote and on
Wednesday passed its third reading
and went to the senate. The final
vote on the bill was 63 to 40, with
Mr. Morgan hiraself and other
staunch friends of the bill absent.
The friends of the bill have never
had any doubt since the first vote
what would be the final result, but
the dispensary advocates only had 40
votes against the Morgan bill, and
with this vote the bill was ordered to
its third reading.
The bill has been ordered to its
third reading without the dotting of
an "i" or the erossing of a "t"
ftrm the manner in which it stood
when the house directed that the bii
be printed for the information of the
members. There were efforts made to
kiH the bill, then to amend it, but
Mr. Sanders, who was the floor mana-.
ger, kept the bill intact, and Mr.
Whaley, together with the other mem
bers of the Charleston delegation,
kept the Charleston clause intact, al
though there was a fierce onslaught
on-the license clause. Mr. Sinkler, at
the conclusion -of the vote, arose and
in a manly, dignified and eloquent
speech repudiated the suggestion that
he,r Charlestn, had made a ( dirty
basgain" with anyone,. as had been
ggested by Senator Tilman.
Pay of Court stenographers.
-The first bill taken up for consider
iUon in -te hmise on Wednesday 'as'
Senator Stakhouse's to increase the
salary of court stengraphers. . Mr.
Oe moved to strike out the enacting
Mr. .McColl spoke in favor of the
bill] He urged that the ten circuit
actAiad not diminished the area of the
for'rth circuit and had increased the
wz)rk on the stenographers. When
the bill was introduced it was to get
the salary of that stenographer in
creased, but it had since been decided
to make the bill general and to make
the salaries of all stenographers uni
form. At least $400 of the proposed
$1,600 must go to travelling expenses,
in the case of the stenographer of the
Mr. Ootts declared in reply that he
believes in paying men enough. But
he recalled that at the ,last sesssion
the legislature two additi'nal circuits
had been created, with an increase of
$22,000. This bill would give the
court stenographer more money than
the circuit solicitor. The stenogra
pher also gets fees.
Mr. Nash, Mr. Beamguard and Cap
tain Sellers favored the bill.
Mr Cloy, who is a stenographer, de
clared that this bill would be a mat
ter of economy. He told of the work
required of the stenographers. It re
quires a good man and a smart man
* Mr. Gaston favored the bill, but of
fered,.an amendment to the effect that
the stenographer be required to make
certain transe.ripts without pay if
they fail to make the tranceripts with
in the specified time.
Dr. E. J. Etheredge opposed the bill
on the ground of economy.
Mr. Ashley offered an amendment
to reduce the proposed salary from
$1,600 to $1,500. Mr. McColl moved
to table. The vote was 61 to 45 in
favor of $1,500.
The bill has already passed the
The Toole bill to make rate of pas
senger fare on railroads 2 1-2 cents
nlo.jsed third reading without a
tight. The committee hill on salary
of magistrates and their eonistables
was sent to the senate. as was Mr.
Otts' bill to make an i(lditional ap
propriation foir the dispensary inVes
The first third reading bill tihat
caine up on the senate ealendar on
Wednesday was that of Senator C. L.
Blease to provide that nio payient be
made to a person acting in the place
of a state officer, judge or solicitor.
The bill was killed.
The Reformatory Bill.
Senator Blease, of Newberry. urged
his amendments that the reformatory
be confined to white criminals and
to eliminate women from the board
of trustees. The standpoint of Sen
ator Carlisle was that the expense of
conducting the institution was justifi
able and that a reformatory was not
intended for criminals alone but as
the name indicated to "reform" way
The motion to recommit the bill
was withdrawn to allow amendments
to be voted on.
On motion of Senator Carlisle, the
provision that three women be on the
board of trustees was struck out. The
committee amendments were then
adopted. Senator Hardin's amend
I ment was that the appropriation of
$5,000 he substituted by an. appro
priation of $3,000 and per capita as
sessment of the counties for their re
spective inmates was adopted. Sena
ator Brice's amendment that the re
formatory be restricted to white boys
of any age who are committed by their
guardian, or voluntarily enter, was
accepted. This strikes out the pro
vision that boys between the ages of
8 and 16 who "because of their con
duet or surroundings are likely to be
come base or eiminal or hurtful to
the state or to the best interests of
society" may be committed by a
judkg or magistrate.
Col. Dan Lamont's Diplomacy.
Washington. Correspondence in New
It would, of course, b)e impossible
for the president-for any president
-to greet all the peCople, some of
them obviously queer, and others sim
ply pigheadedly~determined, who ap
pear at the White House and an
nounce to the attendants that they are
going to "' sit right there till the pres
ident does see them.'' The late Col.
Dan Lamont, when he was secretary
to President Cleveland, was a great
hand at gently nudging the insistent
and impossible ones toward tae
He was once passing out of the1
main White House door when his at
tention was attracted to a colloquy
between a couple of doorkeepers and
a sharp voiced spinster of most severe
aspect.- This woman had just been
removed from her post as a school
teacher in Washington for criticising
the public school system of the Dis
trict of Columbia in a series of extra
ordinary letters to the Washington
She had developed an acerbity of
temper which made it impossible for
her to get on with anybody, including
her pupils, and so she had to go. She
had come to the White House that day
to lay her case before President
"I 'm going to see him whether
you want me to or not,'' she was say
ing to the doorkeepers as Mr. Lamont.
passed by on his way out. ."He's noth
ing but a servant of the.people, and
I'm one of the people. I 'l see him if
I have to stay here a thousand years
and wait,''and she- plumped herself
into one of the big chairs..in the out
er corridor and arranged her skirt
with great elaboration.
Mr. Lamont walked over to the
spinster with the grievance.
"I'm sorry, madam'' he saidl. "that
it isntossible for the president to
Isee you because lie's not in the WThite
House, nor, in fact, in Washington.
H. wen dwn C'heasapnke bay this1
11Wi111" ol a little unling trip, and
win 't be back for two oI three days,
which was the truth.
" All right. then." sail the deter
minied spinster. never budging from
her chair, " I'11 wait right here in the
Whiite 1iouse till he gets back."
"But," said Mr. Lamont rubbing
his ciiii thoughtfully and smiling,
"woild that be exactly proper, do
you think? f sleep here nights dur
ing Mr. Cleveland 's absence, and
there is no lady staying ia the build
ing at present. A nd I observe that
you are unchaperoned, are you not?"
"The goddess of justice will be
sifficient chaperon for me, sir,' re
plied the spinster, although she was
plainly modified by the secrethry's
eourlteous tone and deferential man
"True, true," said Mr. Uthont'.
" but-er-who could I get. to-er
chaperon me, I wonder?'' This in a
"Oh, well, never mind-I'll return
Ayhen Mr. Cleveland gets back," said
the spinster, rising, and the trick was
The woman went away almost smil
Oni another occasion he was called
from his office by the sound of 'a
wordy conflict in the corridor outside.
People visiting the White House did
not have to run the same long gaunt
let in those days that they do now,
and the woman making the noise in
the corridor had got thus far by stat
ing with great propriety upon her en
trance that 'she had an appointment
with the president, and it was near
the president's hour for receiving
general visitors with appointments.
Once in the corridar outside 'the
president's offices, she had become vi
olently angry when restrained from
walking right in upon Mr. Cleveland,
and had turned loose upon the door
keeper the stream of denunciation
which summoned Mr. Lamont into the
hall. Her husband, a postmaster, in
a little Maryland town, had, it seem
ed, just been removed by the remorse
less axe oft Hea.dsman Adlai Steven
son, who was thien in thie postoffice ded
partment, and had conme to see the
president about it.
Mr. Lamont found her in the hall
tossing her arms wildly and shooing
the somewhat alarmed looking attend
ant into a corner.
" Madam," said Mr. Lanmont:. sooth
ingly, "will you kindly tell me what
I can do for you?"
"And who are you, runt?" aashed
out the womani, regarding Mr. Lamont
Mr. Lamonit wasn't a.ny son otf
Analr; in stature, but a little thing
like that was never any sore point
with him, and he~ laughed pleasantly
over the angry woman 's shot.
"Well," he said good naturedly,
"I1 work here, and it 's part of my
job to do anything I can to oblige
visitors. [f you would be good enough
to state your case I 'd be obliged, and
"' Well, I came here to tell Grover
Cleveland what I think of him, that's
what," broke in the woman.
Mr. Lamont tugged reflectively at
his grizzled, chopped off moustache.
"Madam," he said, "tell me. Tell
me what you think ot' him. Between
you and me. hre-gets me guessing often.
The good natured tone of the ban+
tering words appeased the -woman in
stantly, She -elimbed right doWn, and.
in a few words, when Mr. Lamonat had:
informed her iho he was, she:narra
ted her grievance; and the secretary
promised to take it up with the presi
There was justice in her husband 's
caseat that, and Mr. Lamont did take
it up and the president restored the
woman's. husband to' his little post
mastership. But Mr. Cleveland, from
his office, had heardl the little talk
between his secretary and the angry
woman, and Mr. Lamont was twitted
for soime days' by his chief upon the
WERE NOT DISCUSSED
COMMITTEE OVERRULED LYON
Sub-Committee Submitted but Indi
cated That It Will Not Stop
The displensary investigating eom
mittee on Wednesday overruled the
motion of the sub committee which
had been examining into the financial
standing of members of the state
board of directors says the Columbia
State. Messrs. Christensen and Lyon
announced that they were ready to
proceed along this line, but the com
mittee as a whole overruled them.
It was a rather tense situation-. The
air was charged with electricity and
a thunder cloud might have appeared
at any moment. Mr. H. H. Evans,
tbe chairman of the board, had an
announced to his friends that he was
willing to be investigated, that he
would go on the stand at any time,
but he protested firmly against the
committee going into what he consid
ered to be his private affairs. Evi
deutly the majority of the committee
felt the same way about git, and
Senator J. T. Hay, the chairman.
made the announcement.
However, as the line of demarcation
between private and publie matters is
not so easily distinguished, Mr. Lyon
announced that the sub-committee
would be unwilling for the Newberry
witnesses to be exeused Wednesday
Mr. 0. L. Schumpert, ofte of the at
torneys in the ease, asked for one of
the witnesses in the case to be ex
ensed. Mr. Lyon moved that the wit
ness be excused if he would make
affidavit that he was called home by
necessity. This was done.
The supreme court .room was crowd-.
ed. There was quite a crowd of wit
nesses from Newberry and it was ex
peeted that there would be some live-.
ly talk. But the committce. the en
tire committee. deliberated for some
10) minutes or longer, and then the
announeement was made. Messrs.
Christensen and Lyon appeared tof
take the ruling of the committee
wihout protest, although their de
elining to excuse the Newberry wit
nesses indicated that there might be
some plan of theirs yet to be un-f
folded. The subsequent proceed
ings of the investigation were along
the line of the "labels"' transaction..
Following is a stenographic tran
script of what transpired when the
comnmit tee was publicly convened:
Mr. Lyon-Mr. Chairman, in the
course of our inquiries as your -sub
committee we have been endeavoring
to find out the amount of property
owned by the various members of the
oard of dispensary directors. We
have witnesses here to go into that
matter and to show to this committee
just what we have discovered along
that line, and we would ask the corn-[
iittee to -give us an indication as- to
its pleasure in regard to this matter.
The witnesses- are here and we are
ready to submit their testimony.
Mr. Bellinger-Mr:.. Chairman, we
understood. that the label question was
up and that the testimiony would be
introduced- on that question. We-have
a good many .witnesses from a great
~distace- and we simply Svant -to put
ordesire 3before you..
.Chairman Hay-In the t-ratisaetions
that this committee has had from time
to time of the matters they have had
in charge certain investigations were
directed to be made by Mr. Lyon: and
M.. Christensen, constituting a sub
committee. The committee requested
them to make investigations along
certain lines. Those investigations
have been~ made andl the witnesses
have been summoned who, these gen
temen, think, would establish the
mate to whi-h this investio'ation
was directed.but upol considering the r
probable evidence and upon reconsid- I
?ring the scope of the inquiry confid- t
d to the committee and the duty im
posed upon them. the committee have i
come to the conclusion, while endors
ing in every respect what has been
lone by Mr. Christensen and Mr.
Lyon's sub-committee. that the com
mittee will not go into anything of a I
private nature-any transactions of
anybody, whether connected with the I
dispensary or not, especially conect- t
ed with the dispensary, any transac
tioni further than ex-officio will come I
within the scope of the inquiry, but x
nothirg of a personal nature, nothing
going into personal affairs would be ]
feasible or desirable, and, therefore,
that the committee will not pursue i
that line of inquiry.
Mr. Lyon-We would like for the
committee to pass upon the question
whether gifts from liquor houses are
such personal matters as this com
mittee should not go into.
Chairman Hay-No, sir; I would
not think so. That would be a pub
lic matter in the scope of the commit
tee, because that would be something
in connection with the inquiry.
It was then announced that the
Newberry witnesses were not permit
ted to go home on the afternoon train
but would be notified today whether or
not they would be needed.
President Harrison's Secretary.
New York Sun.
Hardly less capable as a diplomatic
handler of difficult White House visi
tors was Elizah-"Lije"--Halford,
He was swooped upon in his office
on. day by .a middle-aged man. of nat
urally violent temper who had recent
ly been dismissed from one of the
government departments for what
used to be called pernicious activity
in polities. The man had got by the
doorkeepers by exercising the cr'afty
eoolness which in the old days enabled
many of the most impossible visitors
to make their way almost to the door
of the president 's office.
As he stormed into' Mr. Halford 's
office the typhoon of wrath that was
raging within, him over what here
garded as his un.just dismissal broke
"Xou 're Haltford. ain 't you-the
fellow Lije tefat we read so much
about ?" he opened up upon the ex
ceedingly mild mannered~ secretary,
who beamed upon him from his desk
chair with great cordiality.
"Me-me-that lightweight ?" was
the secretary's instant disclaimer.
"Me Halford i Where did you get~
that idea? My niame's Spinks, and
I 'm just a clerk here. Halford 's out
of town. Say, don 't call me Halfordi
that way again. I don 't like it."
"'So you, too, k,now what an ass he
is. hey?"P chimed in the wrathful vis
itor. "I camne here to tell him what I
think of him. He 's the scoundrel
who 's beeni laying hold of all the pa
pers in my case that I 've been sending
the president, so that the president
has never seen one of them.''
"That so '"' said the secretary inno
cently. "WXell, that 's Halford, for
you. He 's doing 'that all the time.
Lot of complaint about it. Thinks
he 's the whole works. Makes a spe
cialty of holding things back fro1i the
president that the president onght to
know about. But, man, don't tell me
your troubles. 'You come back whien 1
Halford's-in-he'll be back week af
ter next-and tell him. And, say, let I
him have it good. I'd like to be'by
when you give it to him. He and I,:
don't get along a little bit. Meantime
tell me about your papers, and I'll i
look them up. and write to you about I
The violent man quickly settled
down, and "'Spinks"' made a few
notes on his blotting pad, and the vis
itor departed appeased. Mr. Harrison<
looked into his secretary's otlice a
couple of minutes later, andl there was ~
a smile ou his face. I
'.'HmIo , ,b aid. "' herw do; vonm
econcile it with your conscience wbeil
,ou tell those brazen ones? You told
hat man your name was Spinks."
"Why I thought I said Sphinx," re
)lied the secretary bending over his
Reffections Of A Bachelor.
A girl hardly ever likes a man un
ess there is no reason why she should.
No matter how good a woman is at
igures, she can never learn to count
he years of her age.
A baby will get awfully fooled if jlwU
hinks he is going to have all those
iice elothes all his life.
When a man stops smoking two del
ars' worth of eigars a week it al..
ways surprises his wife that he cam'#
nerease her allowance a hundred dol-e
ars a month out of the saving.
One .time when Joaquin Miller was
in Chicago he was interviewed for one
>f the newspapers. While telling -o
ffie progress of things western the re-.
porter interrupted him with an inquiry
about the numerous city 'confagra
dions out west. The poet of the Sierris
instantly replied: "Oir fires are
eaused by the friction of rapid
"Curious idea, this transmigrationf,
Af souls," said the man* who reads
profound things superficially.
"Yes,'' answered Miss Cayenne, -
'if I thought some human beings 1
know could possibly be transfgure&
into animals I shouldn't be nearly ",
rond of pets as I am."
NEWS FRo[ CHAPPELS. 4
Whist Club Entertained-Many Coup*
les Attend Dance In Saluda
'Chappells, Feb. 8.-Mrs. Mary
Hatthews, of Williamston, is visiting
ier daughter,. Mrs. B. W. Watkins.
Mrs. Annie -Maulden, of -Nortli
arolina, is spending some time with j
ei sister. Mrs. Geo. T. Reed.
- Mrs. J. R. Shelor, of Anderson,
qent several de, s in Chappells.
Mrs. I. C. Lee has -returned to New
Miss Ollie Miller, on her way hoice
to Pomaria, stopped over several days
with Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Glenn.
Miss Lidie Keith, of Anderson, and
Miss Frank Holloway, of Greenwood,
will leave for their respective homes
in a few days.
Mr. L. B. Lee, of Columbia, spenfr
several days with his friends.
*Several nights ago Miss May Ree&
lelightfully intertained the- Whist
Recently, the following couples
rom Clieppels, attended a dance at
he residence of Mr. and Mrs. Julian
R. Webb. in Saluda county, about two
niles from Chappells. Mr. L B. Lee
nd Miss Mfaymne Boazman, Mr. WV. E.
Reed and Miss Eunice Williamson, Mr
L B. Boazman and Miss Marion Wil
.iamson, Mr. WV. B: Smith~, Jr., and
Hises Frank Holliway, Mr. Archie
ill and Miss May Reed, Mr. A. MilR
id Miss Julia Smith, Mr. Jno. B.
seurry and Miss Lidie Keith.
The night of the fifth Miss Julia
smithi intertained some of the young
>eople. Dancing. whist and other
ames oif amusement were enjoyed.
elilitful refreshments wire served.
The farmers ai-e more determined
han ever to hrold their cotton for the
.5 ent notch. It is talked around
mohg some that before ~they would
el 'at present prices 'they would
nortgage thieii- land. No more cottorz
o be giuined ~it this point this season,
n fact, the ginneries closed .dowW
ome time ago.
A rich heiress once said, compla
ently to a very beautiful but very
oor girl: "I had five offers of mar
-iage last week.'' "You are more for
;unate than I,'' said the pretty girl;
n.I0ld ote!ratiins of lve.''