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EVEN CONGRESSIONAL CANDI
DATES KAY HAVE TO
"ff 0ampaiga Likely-Preseat Rep
resentatives at Washington Want
Congress to Adjourn to Look
After Their Fences.
Washington, February 26.--South
Carolina Congressmen are not ques
Milning the reett statement of
Speaker Cannon that the House must
terminate its deliberations by May
15. There is no good reason why Con
gress should adjourn by that time and
possibly leave a large amount of leg
islation undisposed of except for the
fact that elections will be on hand
during the present summer in various
quarters, and there is already a dis
position manifesting itself among con
gressmen generally to make frequent
trips to their homes to patch up polit
ical fences here and there.
It is not-believed that the work of
congress wil be ended before the mid
die of July or possibly the first of
August. This was the statement made
today by a prominet member of the
House. But he qualified his state:
ment by saying that if the session
should be prolonged later than that!
time there would hardly be a quorum:
present to answer a roll call. The
next half of the session will be a busy
one, and there will be a putting of
shoulders to the wheel all round so
that members with campaign facing
them may not be detained here to
There will probably be more trou
ble for some of the South Carolina
men to return to Washington as mem
bers of the sixtieth Congress than
will be encountered by the members
of many other delegations. The rea
son is obvious. The South Carolina
.eampaign to be fought during the
resent summer from what is known
at this end of the line, will be con
ducted squarely on the issues of the
Morgan bill-dispensary or no dis
pensary. It is too early yet to pre
dict the outcome, and to say whether
or not the next Congress will see a
representation of dispensary or anti
dispensary men in Washington
-So much of Senator Tillman 's re
ent statement that the coming cam-'
paign would be more fiercely fought
than any since 1890, and that the lines
would. be closely drawn around the'
dispensary question for all candi
dates. is not disputed by prominent'
people from South Carolina who have
been in Washington during the last
few days. They say that so far as
the Congressional elections are con-*
eerned, matters throughout the State
are rapidly crystalizing into one issue.
namely, that involved in the Morgan
bill, and that the people throughout
the different counties are going to de-?
mand that candidates say where they
"I have talked with many people
in \different parts of the State re
ently,'' said a South Carolina law
yer here a few days ago, "and I give
it as my opinion that when the pres
ent Representatives in Congress go
before the people this summer they
will have to say exactly where they
stand on the dispensary question.
Thre was one time when they could
satisfy the people by telling them of
their work for appropriations, pen
sions, free delivery routes, etc., but
the 'situation has changed and these
questions, so far as the next campaign
is concerned, will cut but little figure.
It is going to be different this time,
and while I will not say whether dis
pensary men or anti-dispensary men
are going to be members of the next
Congress from South Carolina, you
may look for it to happen that all of
the seven men now in the House are
going to have opposition, and the kind
too, that will take them off the fence
in a hurry, if they are inclined to
straddle on the dispensary question.
FIREMEN'S PENSION BILL.
President of the Firemen's Assocla
tion Explains the Importance of
To the Editor of the News and Cou
Having noticed in your Columbia1
coispondenece of February 22nd and
25th that influences are being brought
to bear -on the governor to veto the
Fireman's relief or pension bill pass
Bd by the recent legislature that are
vry unfair and liable to wrongfully
influence the mind of the general pub
li about the bill and its provisions, I
would ask space in your valued col
ums, as president of the South Caro
lina Firemen's association, undier
whose organized guidance and in
,tructionsthe bill was introduced and
--asd to make the following state-t
ment, so that a fair-minded public
can form a fair and intelligent opin
As the criticisms all seem to ema
nate from the insurance people, and
to infer that the bill was hastily pass
ed, without due consideration, etc.,
that it is unjust to them; that its en
forcement will necessitate an increase
in rates, ete, I desire to submit the
1. That the South Carolina State
Firemen 's association, composed of
nearly all the fire departments in the
state, at its annual convention in Co
lumbia on October 25th, 1905, openly
discussed, agreed upon and instruct
ed its legislative committee to urge
the passage of the bill, full notice of
which was published in the daily
press. At this envention insurance
1)eople were present, the public being
always invited to firemen's conven
2. That ou January 16, 1906, Presi
ent. Jas. D. MeNeill, of the National
Firemen's association, and Chief W.
. May. of the Columbia fire depart
ment, chairman of the legislative
committee, waited upon Mr. Seibels
at his office as the representative of
the insurance interests to discuss the
bill and have them go with them be
fore the joint committee of the legis
3. That on January 16, the bill was
introduced in the senate by Hon. J. A.
Harshall, senator from Ricbland
ounty, and on the 1qth by Hon. B.
A. Morgan, representative from
reenville county in the house.
4. That upon the advice of Presi
lent McNeill the bill was allowed to
remain in committee until February
st (full two weeks) so as to allow
any opposition ample time to enter
protests or objections to the bill.
5. Thai. on February 1st, in the
enate cbamber, before the joint com
rnittee, President McNeill, at the re
luest of Chairman May and myself,
presented the bill fairly and fully.,
md as no one was there in opposition.
we suposed the] bill satisfactory to
. The bill received a unanimous
;epoit from the joint committee in fa
or of its enactment.
7. Full te~xt of the bill was publish
d in the News and Courier of Feb
ruary 2, and the Columbia State of
the same date also mentioned that the
bill was being pressed for enactment.
S. Bill passed the senate without
pposition on February 3. Passed
the house February 1, and was op
posed only by the representative from
Cheraw. who desired a recommitment,
which, in view of the members of
Lhe house being'fully informed on the
airness of the bill, was not granted.
In due time it was enrolled and
ratified. So much for its course
through the legislature.
Now as to the bill itself:
1. It is similar to laws in many oth
er state, which are giving eminent
satisfaction and whose constitutional
tv is unquestioned.
2. It only applies to cities and
towns having organized fire depart
rnents, the value of whose fire fighting
apparatus must not be less than
3. Bill will be an incentive to
towns now without organized fire de
artments to organize an efficient ser
rice and thereby save the insurance
ompanies from disastrous losses and
lso save the citizens from having to
pay excessive premiums upon their
4. There are over 4,000 firemen in
he state, seven-eights of whom are
'olunteers, serving absolutely with
ut pay, and in many instances even
Furnishing their own apparatus, and
[his bill simply provides that they
hal be safe-guarded against loss of
ie i. e.. by reason of sickness, dis
ase or mnjury incurred in the fire 'ser
ice, or. in case of death, that those
lependent upon them shall be provid
d for, or fcg pensions for the old and
isabled in the service, and it furth
r- provides that the money for this
2mst righteous purpose shall not come
From taxation upon the property or
:ersons of the men themselves or of
their fellow citizens, but from the
arofit of the business that their ser
rices alone makes even possible, much
In other words, it appropriates 2
ents out of every 100 cents collected
an the several towns and cities of the
tate having organized fire depart
nents with apparatus of not less than
p1,000 in value, from premiums on
re insurance policies only, leaving
88 ents to the company, and, mark
ou, this 2 cents does not go to pay
he men for services rendered, but
nly to safeguard them from injury,
isease or siekness or death, while
hey are risking life, health and limb
:o safeguard the insurance companies
rom having to pay the face of the
'ricies. amouinting to hundreds of
lollars instead of cents.
5. That rates, or premiums, area
.ady nreamnably high in compen
son with losses, and that an increase
in rates cannot possibly be based
upon sound business policy or com
i mercial needs, as proof of which
i please note the comptroller general,
under date of May 10, 1905:
Risks written in S. C. $114,758,986 37
Prem'ms ree'd on same 1,393,311 86
Losses incurred .......694,141 49
Gross profits...... $699,170 37
In additinii to tie above an in
crease of only 2 per cent would
amount to so little upon every indi
vidual policy as to appear absurd as
a business proposition.
I respectfully submit the above as
a truthful statement of the facts in
President South Carolina State
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