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VOL1.4V. NO. 12. LN CWBERttY i. 0 FR3i )A ~ RU1ImARY 8, 1907. TWIOE A WEEK. $1 50 A YEAR
IS lPORE THE HOVSE
BILL PRESENTED BY WAYS AND
YThe Various Items Showing Where
There Is Increase and Where
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 7.-Following is, the
'bill as presented to the house of rep
resentatives by the ways and meais
committee. The increases and de
creases in items are noted:
Secretary of State-$6,050.00; in
State Treasure--$7,450.00; de
Supt.. E4ucation-$5,760.00; in
Adj. & Insp. General-$35,400.00;
Attorney General-,$5,875.06; in
State Librarian-S1,550.00; in
R. R. Commsision-$9,900.00; in
Keeper State H. & G.-$1,400.00.
Electrician & Eng.-2,175.00.
increase $1400.00. -
State Geologist-,$3,400.00; do
State Penitentiary-$6,550.00; in
Tax Department-,$63,000.00; in
S. C. UViveaity-,$60,118.93; in
00; inereaso $6000.00.
Winthrop College-$80,213.70; in
Citadel-$9,250.00; increase .$7,
Colored College-$7,800.00; in
Hospitol Iisaic-$187,000.00; in
Deaf and Dunb-$27,900.00; in
Claims-$6,000.00; decrease $6000.
Public Property-$15,000.00; in
-ExiBooks State officers-$1,300.00;
Ex. Books State Colleges-4297.70;
Pay Sinking Fund-$15,000.00.
Pay Ytinkinig Fund-$5,000.00.
State Board Equalization-$1,600.
00; decrease !$400.00.
* Supt. Registration,$,150.00: de
ca so $6150.00.
Mngrs. Elections & ptg.-$1,300.
00; decrease $27200.00.
Rent office Snpt. .Education-de
Inf. Gov. Mans. & State, Armory
$480; increase $27.80.
R.Hftorical Coms.-$2,250.00; de
State Summer School-decrease1
Repairs & Fuel Gov. Man.-$1,
0.60; increase $000.00.
iFre Proof Metal C. O.-.decreaso
oard Medical Examn..$1,100.00;
,, M. Minor-decrease $25.00.
.yComs. Exam. Dispensary-$1,
0; decrease $8800.00.
Donald-$250.00; increase $250.
nographer - $50.00; increase
I Contract-decrease $350.00.
Special Peiipon-d'ecrease $69.10.
Sp. Commission-decrease $09.10.
Fish Coms.-decrease $84.40.
Ex. Police Station-decreas.e $39.00.
State House Coms.-decrease $102.
Sp. Election Darlington-deerease
Investigating state disp.-decretse
S. C. Industrial School-decrease
Board Fislieries-$7,000.00; de
Int. State Debt-$285,000.00.
Int. State Debt.-$5,000.00.
0oard Pardons-$800.00; increase
Statue J. C. Calhoun--$10,000.00;
Surety Bounds-$143.35; increase
State Flag-$50.00; increase $50.00.
State House-$500.00; increase
Grand Total--$1,319,138.48; in
crease ' $113,592.03; decrease $93,
Klaw and Eringer.
The management of the Newberry
opera house have had the assistance
of Klaw and Erlanger in a successful
season in Newberry, and the follow
ing editorial .from the New York
Morning Telegraph Will prove of in
terest to Newberry theatre-goers:
The indictment of the Thetrical
Syndicate, notwithstanding - all the
fuss and fury and threats of Unter
myer, Belasco et al., and the employ
ment by them of every means to
throw big scare and make a big noise
has resulted in nothing more serious
than a large laugh. All along the
Great White Way on Thursday even
ing and Friday could be heard the
comments of theatrical people to the
effect that the business of the Shu
bert trust did not demand much atten
tion from those interested in it, be
cause they were giving what would
be valnable time to business men to
attempts to annoy their successful
1,verybody who knows anything
about the business manipulations of
the Syndicate of Klaw & Erlaiger
knows that in the end they have al
Ways .been victorious; and the wise,
ones also know that Mi.. Jerome will
be contested point by point, the same
as he was when he brought the not
orions ''John Doe'' proceedings. It
will be remembered that the ''John
Doe" proceedings were set. aside by'
the Court of "pPeals, and that the
learned judges their written opin
ion, told Mr. Jerome that the sub
poenas were of no inore weight than
waste paper and were suggestive of
''private ends and furtive aims."
Mr. -Jerome might have continued to
he a little terror with his ''John
Doe'' proceedings had not Klaw &
Erlanger contested the legality of his
action. The citizens of New York owe
a debt of gratitude to these gentle
men for crushing this procedure.
Meanwhile misstatements will con
tinue to be printed, founded in many
cases upon01 ignorance and in some on
malice, as, for instance, the rehash in
some of the papers yesterday that
Sarah Bernhardt had consulted the
French Ambassador, a story which
first found its way into thme New York
Herald, and which, in the same paper,
Miss Bernhardt herself denied over
her own signature. 'The story of the
547 theatres is of a piece with this,
as is also the statement th'at a percen
tage of the gross receipts of theatres
was exacted by the ,Syndicate for
booking. If this matter is ever thor
oughly ventilated the opera bouffe
performanee of tihe recent incidents
and statements will apepar in its pro
Proprietor-' 'Oh, it wasni't the
wages. He gets $2 a week less where
he is no0w, but he is called a clhef.'
Guest (in restaurant): ''What be
enme' of the cook you h'ad last win
*For the traveler the best guide
book is a oheekbook.
WATSON READY TO RPLY.
Whenever 0oftgress Asks Miin For
'Siut at South.
Washington Cor. Columbia State.
The entrance of the immigrants
who came on the Wittekind is still 8:
bothering some people hereabouts, It
is not the Federation of Labor this
time, at least not directly, but it is
RepresentatiVe Gardner of Massachu
setts, son-in-law of Senator Lodge, n
whio today introduced into the hloue a rc
resolution calling upon t,he depart- b:
ment of coinmerce and labor to send 1
to congress ''all the information in
its possession relative to the introdue- I
tion of foieign .laboxers in the State el
of South bat'oliha by oneE. J. Wat. b
The resolution also calls for the P
opinion by Solicitor Earl Von the t
point as to whether these inimigratits
were admitted uinlawfully.
Mr. Gardner stated to this corres
pondent, when asked about his reso
lution, that to him it looks like the -t
immigration law was violated, and his 8
object in introducing the resolution a
was to get at the facts in the ease.
The Commissioner Replies.
''Such a thing as this was to have
been expected before this," said Com
missioner Watson last night, when he s
was shown the telegram from Mr.
McGhee. ''I really do not care to say
anything about this resolution as it
seem-s to ignore the fact that this inl
troduction of people into South Car
olina was by a state official and not l
by an individual.
''However, I may say that. T most
cordially welcome the furnishing to
congress or anybody else not .only all
the information that the department
of commerce and labor may have, but
also which it may not have. I merely
wish to say, here and now, that from
the very first the every act of this de- I
partment and its cqmmissioner has c
been open and -above board with the
United States authorities.
''Within the past few weeks, not
witlhstanding any papers or docu
ments that might not have been call
ed for at the court of inquiry at
Charleston were freely offered to the
24vernment authorities at the time, T
have offered a special agent of the
department investigating the condi
tion of foreign labor in, this state all
facts. documents and papers and have
given him full information-as to the
location of - immigrants and invited r
him to talk with them to the fullest. n
''We acted from the frst on the
construction of the law cabled by and
from the state department at Wash
inEton before one soul was booked,
and the fuller the investigation of an'
honest, open attempt upon the part I
of a sovereign' state of the union
though the action of the state in this
resolution is slurringgty charaeterizt
ed as tihe act of a mere individual
the more it will be welcomed. I
''We have endeavored to conduct
this work on a high plane and one
promnising good .results for the coun
stry at large, Massachusetts as well as
South Carolina, and the fullest in.for
mation as to the method of procedure
has already been given by me omeial
ly to a personal rep)resentative of
the president of the United States ~
ngaged in stitdying the national immi
gration prQblem. .
''One Gardner 6f Massachusetts is
welcome to .all the' information this f
omeie, the department at Washington,
the United States department or anyt
one else can, give him. That is all I
have to say.
Meteorological Record January, 1907.1 r
Temperature-- Mean ,maximum nm
60.9; mean minimum 42.6; mean 51.7;i
maximum 77, date 19th: minimum 21,y
date 29th; greatest daily range 39.i
Precipitation-Total 1.05 inches; I
greatest in 24 hours .38, date 31st; 1
numnber of days with .01 or, more pre- I
cipitation 7: 'clear 13; fair 7; coludy 1
11; killing frost'5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, t
28, 29. I
Remarks: First half of month I
war'm; latter half cold. A groat deal
"f plowing dlone.I
W. G. Peterson,
BfE HAS KILLED
PURIFICATION BILL e
T PIESENT IT APPEARP THAT h
tObAL OPTION WILL WIN. c
eeoh by Senator Bleaso-Gentileman e
kroift Greogetown Assailed the u
House Bill. v
The State senate on Wednesday t
ght by a decisive vote put itself oin t
cord against the state dLspensary I
ra vote of' 21 to 16, striking out the r
tactilig words of Senator Raysor's o
ptriKenition" bill, says the Colum- 11
la St6te. This vote Was a surprise I
t0h to the local optionists in that. i
)dy ls they had not expected to t
toW A majority of more than 2 and 1
aDMy nothing more than a 'bare f
ajority of 1. t
It can be safely asserted that no b
rohibition measure stands a ghost of 'I
show of passing the senate. f
The vote on the Raysor bills is said t
> have completely rated the dispen- I
try forces, although several ardent d
ivocates of that institution were of- 1
wring to place bets Wednesday night
int the Carey-Cothran bill would be i
Senator Walker, who made a two
ours' speech in support of the Ray
)r bill and against the local option
easure, stated most emphatically
tnt he would vote to kill absolutely
very bill now on the calendar affect
ig the liquor fque.stion in any way.
The chamber and galleries were
acked beyond their capacity and it
-as almost impossible to get in and
ut the doors. Many ladies wN.ere pres
nt and a lArge number of the meni
ers of the house.
Senator Blease challenged the local
ptionist.s and the senator from Char
?ston to put a high license provision
I the hill and paid his respects to the
rohibitionists in the house. He quot
d Mr. Lyon's prnted testkmony be
ore the committee in combating the
harge of corruption and said that
Ir. Lyon owed his position in the
tale today to Sentor Tillman's
peecli on the state house steps when
e tried to make tlie volers of Sontli
'arolina cringe like whlilled ('us at
Senator Sinkler insisted that le be
uoted correctly, insisting that Mr.
lease misrepresented him.
Mr. Blease said lie was no apologist
ort any mian except, himself, but when
'a Was On his sick bed 200 miles
way, it is mighty easy to talk about
tealing, but it' any man would meet
lim on the streots and charge hiii
"ithi heing a thief and come ofr as lie
vent in, lie would vote foi' the Carey
0othirani bill. Senator Blease was very
mnpassioned in his defense of the dis
oeusary board against, what lie said
vere Iproved and unll'supported
haVrges of couption. He declaired
hat the recent primary wvas no0
'voice of the people.'' He knewv of
taunch dlispenisar'y mcen who votedl for
ud( woirked for Mr'. Ansel. HeI p)oint
d out various seiiatoi's who came heire
.local option men wvho were unop
iosed. He declared there wvere mioi'e
tate dispensary men a year a"o. Mr'.
Lusel only received 35,000 v'otes in
he first primary; that wvas not a ma-I
or'ity of the 120,000 voters in the
tate. In the second primary Aiken
ounty, which gave him (Blease) a
majority in the first primary swept
round. and swamp)ed Manni'ng. Is
hat a demand for local option I He
Iso cited'.Newberry, Union, Dor'ehes
er and other counties, declaring that
here was no ground to say that the
leople had spoken so plainly. Ha
aid that the campaign made in the
riri'y against Mir. Manning had
inde it impossible for a self-respect
ig dispensar'y man' to support an ele
cnth'-honh convert who came over' to
tbecanse lie saw the way op)en to
bie mansion. That wa.s why Martin
'. Ansel is nowv governior and( niot be
ause thle poople cied~ out aginist the
tate dispeiisairy. Whon the paperis1
al you that the ple(Oll have ciid( ouit
o loudly for' the abolition of the
ate dispensary they are simiply mis
rd.ing you. Ho predicted that if~ this ~
!arey-Cothran -bill should pass~ this
eai' next year you would hear a voice
ronm Charleston and from Columbiaj
ad Beaufort and Georgetown saying,
We have kiven you what you wiant
1, now give us what we want and
I us have tile true principle for local
ption-a license system.'' You will
ear the same papers that have been
anioring for this bill, clamoring for
igh license. They know they must
rawfish first and then they will get
p and work for what they really
'ish. lie insisted that the bill gave
iree men the right. to rob tle men
iey buy from and then hide behind
le law that you can not. sue a state.
r they buy too much liquor they can
Lfuse to pay for it, that is the sort. of
f thing you will be party to. He paid
is respects to the Anderson Daily
fail and other papers for* their crit
ism of him. He declared that if
liere was a lie out the editor of the
fail told it and submitted an article
rom that paper telling of the jug
rade on which his statement was
ased. He declared that the Florence
'imes whose editor was then on the
loor had urged him to "get out of
lie way and let the ear of legislative
rogress roll on," had done as much
irty work against him in polities and
F that editor could come down here
nd forsake his principles, he (Sena
or Blease) was not made of such
tuff. . He did not care for his poli
ical future, lie was no sulker, lie did
is duty as lie saw it; he 'will not
ue a traitor to the 19,000 people who
'oted for him, lie declarea.
Senator Hardin, who next spoke,
ndo.sed the eouinty dispensary and
aid if the people wanted the dispen
ary to go, let it go.
Variouls m1otlis were11 Made onl the
natter of taking a vote or adjouring
n:. taking a recess and by at vote of 20
a 19, the senate refused to adjourn
kmd the aye and nay vote on striking
mt the enacting words of the Ray
lor bill were (1allied, restiltinlg as fol
Yeas-Appelt, Bates, Bricm, Brooks,
..arlisle, Carpenter, Christensen,
,rouch, Hardin, Haynes, Holiday,
Uauldin, McGowan,1PKeithan, Otts,
ginkler, Stllivan, Tablert, Toole,
Nays-Bivins, Blease, Clifton, Ear
e. Efird, (G-iffn, H,m',Johnsonl,
Kelly, Laney, llay'sor, logers, Stack
iouse, Townsend, walker, Wells,
Tihe following p) irs were announe
:Smiti presen , who said would
iave voted "yea, ' with Black, ab.
ecnt, who vould have voted "nay;'
G11raydon, present, 'who would hav
'ated "nay" with Bass, absent, who
xoild have voted "yea."
Smnatoor Blease changed h1is vote
From "yea" to "nlay" before time re.
itl i was antionnieed, 1nahk(ing total.
r1oad, yeas 21, nays 16. This ?-ives
Senm ator Blease tle parlaimentary
righit to make tile motion to reconsid
LATIMER IS HANDS OFF.
rhe Junior Senator Thinks, However,
that People Want State Dispen
The correspondent of the News and1
(otrier saw Senator Latimer al.nd(
isked his viesw concerning thle state
lispensary qutest ion. The seantor
hiniks that the election results last
mummer indcicated clearly flhe desire
f the pe.ople for local option between
~ounty dispensaries and prohibit ion,
nith the state dispensary killed.
"Personally,'' lie said, "I am a
>rohib)itiaonist, butt I have no desire to
nterfere in the decision of the ques
ion now pending before legislature
>f South Carolina. So far as I am
ble to from an opinion as to the mer
tat of the var'ious bills submitted, it
trikes me the Carey-Cothran measure
axpresses thie wishes of thle people as
aidicatIed by resultsa of thle recent elee
iona. Paceticaully t his concedes to the
aontIies thle right I.to settle thle liquor
pileston according to I le will of the
najoaritIy. Na Ilaw can be prioperly en
'arced tinless it has pnblic sentiment
The more sunshine there is ini some
nen 's lives the less hay they mnake.
No man ever got a paini in his hback
prom carrying hiis neighbor's burAen.
GOYERNOR WILL HEAR
THE ARGUMENT TODAY
DISPENSARY BOARD IS REQUIR
ED TO SHOW CAUSE.
Why They Should Not Be Removed
From Office-The Charges and
According to appoitilment, Mr. J.
1E. McDonald of Winnshoro, repres
enting Director .Joe B. Wylie, appear
ed before Gov. Ansel at noon on
Tuesday, says the Columbia State,
and argued the point which he raised
a few days ago, viz: that the governor
has not the right to remove without
first giving notice to the accused that
they must show cause why they should
not be ejected from ofilee.
Mr. J. Fraser Lyon, attorney gen
eral, was also present. Mr. Lyon of.
fored 'no objection to the point raised
by Mr. MacDonald. The latter did not
refer to the matter of the governor
finally exercising the right to remove
for cause, but the discussion was as
to the modus operandi. Mr. McDonald
claims that there is nothing in the
constitution of 1895 or in the statute
law providing the method of removal
and therefore the matter falls hack
upon the common law. In the com
mon law the course is for notice to
show vause to he issyed and for tle
accused to make respoins on the (ay),
set and, if tihey should not prove
their eise, tlien the order of' remtioval
froi ofliee should issue.
Mr. Mel)onald supplied a great
mlaniy (Iuotitiois fromi coirt decisimns
to prove his eoitention. llis Views as
to tie legal status were itot opposed
by Mr. Lyon, who suggested to (ov.
Ansel that the iiatter should take tle
(ov. Ansel, wilo. hiad already given
careful inv%estigrationl into the law,
anioun1011ced tlat lie wolid comliply with
Mr. MacDoniald 's request anid would
issue the writ requiring the hoard to
show cause why they should not bie
removed fron ofice. Tle rtile is re
tturnable Friday at noon an(l it is un
dferstoodl that the atton:eys for t lie
iemlbers of, Ile board will be here on
Ihal date witi argumtis agai-nst tle
retmoval. MIr. W. t. ("iber of, Colle
tonl, is replrvSelt ilg Direelor John
Black, his brother-in-law.
Mli. Vylie a.Its served with . a copy
of, tIle order. Ile expressed no reel-.
ing Neept to haIve the(! nIJIeri brought
to a finiality, at oncev.
Ill I he course of his argIlument
M~Fr. MDon'l) iahl was onutspo ken
inl dvinmineing. thev stale dislwinsary.
Ile did o11f hesilatv to declare Iis be
liei t1hat it shoi . be abolislied.
This ma1et' caime Ip in Ilhe disIts
ion1 f the day on wIticli (he parties
ivecused sliould mat1ake retirn11 thrt'oungh
their alloriieys. Mr. feDoaliid refer
red I(o thle penldinlg legislation in ithe
senate l as all Ilhe llorv reason wh.v
this miat ter shouldli be closed up before
thle arnrlassembly ad.jou rned.
IIe reerred t lie absence fo
thle st ate (of some of' thle pa rties otn..
('Pited o!'] initimtedit( that they might
('arie to brtinhg some ~'itniesses here
fr'omi ben ite border of lhe state.
It is evdn hat the hearhig is mere-.
ly to l'ogin Fridlay at. nooni. The Iak
4n ir evidlence and1( the heating of
arigumnents may consume several (lays.
Attorney General Lyotn, upon the
dlecisioni of1 Gov. Ansel beinig annone
ed, p)repar'ed the charges and specifi
cations which were signed by G'ov.
Ansel last nigh( and coples served.on
all the members.
Thiere is sonme talk that Commis
sionter Ta'tunm is as subIject to removal
from' ollnee as the members of the
board, for' even after he knew of the
alleged unilawfiul purchelase (of whtis..
key, heo ordel~red lhe cler'k to pay $30,
000 r'er somte of it. rThe comi)ifls'sionier
is bontded, thei miemlbers oIf I le hoard
.nie tio. Theli (omiissi5ioner' is mforeO
Iexpl icit.ly sub.ject to I le ord(ers~ of the
Igov.ernor' thalin arei thle members of
ICharges and SpecificatIons,
eiiet ions made(14 by his exce'lhency,
Mart.in I". A n-el, governor' of South
Carolina, andl served upon .Jodie M.
Rawlinsoin, .Joe B. Wylie andl Johnt
Black, dlirector's of' the dlispentsary:
"TAKIC NOTICE that the general
assembly has passed a concurrent res.