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POSITIONS OF PROFIT OR TRUST
Correspondent Makes Point That
Members of General Assembly
The News and Courier.
To the Editor of the News and Cou
rier: I read with some interest an
editorial in t1ie Columbia State of De
cember 28 on "Senator Tillman and
the Law." and also an editorial of
December 23, in the News and Cour
ier, on "Senator Tillman and the
The State's editorialwas direeted to
fthe statement from Senator Tillman
in :replv to an editorial squib in the
Kingstree Record on conflieting jobs.
The State quoted the following pro
vision of our State constitution, found
in Article 2. Seetion 2: "No person
shall hold .two offices of honor or pro
fit ait the same time," and argued
that Senator Tilb, nau was holding
college trusteeships and also, the of
fice of Senator in violation of this
provision of ouir State constitutio'n.
The editorial elosed with: "It is a
quesition of obeying the law. No man
should be above the law; no man hold
ing high office should permit himself
to be regarded as an example of daily
definanee-of the law."
The News and Courier took the
position in commenting on this same
matter -that Clemson college is not a
State instituition, though nearly all
the revenues for its 'support are de
rived through an indirect tax, the
1burden of :which falls on the farmers.
It is not my purpose to iiscuss San
ator Tillman and his du. positions,
nor the position taken by the News
and Courier as to Clemson college.
In regard to that our State supreme
count, in t.h; ease of Hopkins vs. Clem
son, iholds that Clemson college is a
State institution, and that ithe trus
tees are agents of the State.
The provision of the constitution
to which the State refers seems to
me to -be plain, and the only question,
if it can be a question. is whether a
trusteeship is an offiee of io:wr or
I ihave wondered, however. why t
State and the News and Courier
&euld single out Senator Tillman for
eriticism and ithis particular seetion
of the constitution if "it. is a. question
of obeying (the law, " when, in addi
tion to .this section of 'the- constitu
tion, 'there is another it:hat relates 'to
dual positions 'and is more emnphatie'
and more clear, if it be possible, than
this, though it is not applicable to~
Senator Tillmian, but does refer in
plain and unmistakable -terms .to
memibe'rs of the general assembly.
'If "i)t is 'a question of obeying the
law " and a trusteeship is a "position
of profit or trust," t(414 me how a
member of the general assembly of
Smuth Ca.rolina can hold 'his seat while
he "'exercises"' the duties of the
''office'' gr "'position'' of trustee of
Clemson college or any other college.
withorit being "regarded as 'an exam
pIe of daily definance of the law ?"'
Article 3 of The State constitution.
Section 24, r"ead's: "No person shall
'be eligible to 'a sezr in 'the general as
sembly while lhe 'holds any office or
position of profist or -trust under this
State, the United States of Ameriea,
or 'any of them, or under any other
power, except officers in the militia
and nota.ries pablic." Not only does
it sa "no person shall be eligible to
a ea," b-titgoes onadadds.
"and if any member shall accept or
exercise a.ny of the said disqualifying
'offices or positions hie shall vacate 'his
The next sect.ion of 'the 'constitu
,tion makes it ithe d.uty of the speaker
of the hoase of representatives or the
president of the senate, as the case
may be, to order an el'ection to fill
ensueh va,ca'ncies, 'and says:
Seetion 25, Article 3. '"If any elee
tion district shall neglect to choose a~
m~eurber or m'embers on the day of elec
tion, or if any person chosen a mem
ber of either house shal.l refuse 'to
qualify and take his seat, or shall re
sign, die, depart the St.ate, accept any
disqualifying office or position, or be
come otherwise disqu'alified to 'hold
his seat, a writ of election shall be is
sued by the ipresident of the senate or
speaker of 'the 'house of representa
-tives, as the case may be, for the pur
pose of filling the vacaney thereby oc
easioned for the iremainder of the
'term for which 'the person so .refusing
to quialify, r.esigning, dying. 'depart
ing ithe Stat -, or becoming disquali
nied, was eleoted to serve. or the de
falt.ing election district ought to
hiave chosen a member or members."'
This section makes it the duty of
-t'hle presiding officers to order an elee
tio>n in ease any member "accept any
disqualifying offiee or position." Is a
itrusteesh'ip a "disqusalifying office or
position?" Is it an "office or posi
tion of profit or trust 'under this
Why get after Senator Tillman for
being and "example of daily defin
'anee of the law" and say nothing of
members of t-he general assembly
holding the same "position" or "of
fice " if it be either?
Only the other day a member of
the. general assembly was a candidate
for a vacaney in the Clemson board,
and it may be noted that all of the
trus-tee menbers of the general assem
bly voted for him, but a worthy young
alumnus of Olemson was elected by a
very large vote.
The question should be settled.
Failure or refusal or neglect to re
ceive a commission from the State
does not take away the fact -hat it
is a "position'' under the Str;te.
E. H. Aul.
Newberry, S. C., Feb. 8, 1909.
WHITE RIBBON ECHOES *
* * **
A very interesting social meeting
of tie L. T. L. was held at the home
of the superintendent Tuesday after
noon, January 25. A program consist
ing of music. and recitations was ren
dered and enjoyed by all present.
Fruit was served to about fifty Le
The L. T. L. is the star of hope for
The W. C. T. U. is making arrange
ments for a social meeting for the
honorary members on Frances E. Wil
lard 's birthday.
Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, foe to
rum and leader of the movement
which drove the liquor -traffic from
Gelorgia, will be in this State for three
weeks in April, and will lecture in all
counties where there is a dispensary.
She is in Wasbington, D. C., at pres
There are a number of ---rohibitioa
bills in congress. One of especial im
portance is the Littlefield-Bacon bill,
to reguilate inter-State eommeree in
intoxicating liquoqs. With this bill
in force prohibition i%iill prohibit.
That there s nothing new under
the sun is true of temperance work as
of all other phases of work. We find
that away back in 55 B. C. there was
such an understanding of the evil
effects of strong drink that certain of
the barbaric tribes prohibited its use.
Verily, history is repeating itself in
The temperanoe people gained a
glorious victory in Tennessee. This
makes ten States for prohibition.
The clouds are gathering over Vir
ginia. Rihmo2nd is head quarters of
Anti-Salooln League. The Virginia
law prohibits manufacture as well as
sale of liquors in dry territory. Every
vietory in Viirginmia is a distinet gain
to urruding proIhibition territory
both wi-th lVmthe State and wthout.
The W. C. T. U. of Missouri, is wag
ing an active campaign for State pro
hibition. The legislature will be ask
ed to submit a constitutional amend
ment. to a vote of the peopie, and if
this be secued through the initiative
A eertain - Sunday school teacher
had for years taught the many boys
that passed through her class that the
auswer to the question, "What is the
most t'errible thing in the world' "is
"sin." She put* the question last
Sunday and expected the usual an
swer. but before the pupils could an
swer a new boy in the class answered
promptly. '"saloons, saloons. \' In
explanation he said: "We live across
the street from a saloon and we see
the drinking and fighting, and drunk
en men come out cursing. I 'm sure
it's the most terrible thing in the
world, and my mother says so, too.''
Dear comrades, are you -wearied with
-Of daily life,
And tried until both flesh and soul
With griefs long borne i
Then rise on wings of faith and swift
Into that Love whie.h sits enthron
ed on high:
"For ye are Christ 's, and Christ is'
Even though the powers of darkness]
Right must prevail;
For we are told the bat'tle is the
And he awards
The v.ictor~y in 'his own good time and
Then wateh and wait. but labor on
"For ye are Christ's. and Christ is
-I Cor. 3:23.
ON LAURENS YBGGMAN.
Inspector Gregray Identifies Him as
"Sheney Mike" or "Ken
or '"Kentucky Shieney.'' is the alias
of the dea rvo-maam who was killedl
here Thursday morning of last week,
as it appe; es from a summing up of
the evidence gathered by Postoffice
Inspector Gregory. While he is known
to the police circles. by this name, and
possibly to many of the public, his
real ilAine is yet a mystery.
Inspector Gregory writes:
"I ha,nd you herewith for your in
formation and 'retention for me, two
letters, one showingr that your man is
not the Parker who formerly clerked
in a store at Knoxville, Tenn., and
the other showing that he is 'Sheney
Mike,' otherwise 'Kentucky Sheney.'
Both of these letters, as you will see,
are thoroughly reliable, no guesswork.
C. E. Riggs, of Morristown, Tenn.,
evidently knows what he is writing
about, and MeCarty, who is a reform
ed safeblower, is positive as to the
identity of the mati.
"'Yon *will notice 'that since 1893,
wpien he was in jail at Norfolk, Va.,
with Jno. F. McCarty, alias 'West!
Phila Johumy,' Oharnles Hoiweard, alias
' Texas Duateh,' and James Johnson,
alias 'Poirtland Ned,' that 'Sheney
Mike' has blossomed ou't from a pro
fessionial beggar to a safe-blower, but
thiat is the way most of them devel
lIt is seen from this that Mr. Gre!
gory is quite confident that the dead
man is "Sheney Mike."
The let'tei- from Jno. F. McCarty,
the reformed safe-blower, is quite in
teesting. It is, ion part: "You can
not imagine my surprise when I look
ed at the photograph 'and recognized
the party instantly 'as 'Sheney
Mike.' 'Why, he was around Virginia
when I was and was in the Norfolk
jail when we were there in 1908. I
never knew him 'to be erooked; he
was always a great fellow for having
a boy beg for him. His 'home is in;
Kentucky, I think Louisville. He us
ed 'to be. ealled 'Kentucky Sheney.'
Fred and lie were great pals and I
shouldn't be a bit surprised if Fred
was with him at't Laurens. Fred is
about 5 feet 11 inches, weighs 175,
reddish complexion and red muns
t'ach'es, head slightly bald.'' This let
ter is from MeCaalty in Boston, Mass.
The letter from C. E. Riggs refer
red to states that E. E. Barker, who
once clerked for Daniel Briscoe &
Co., in Knoxville, Ten'n., is at present
living in Alma, Nieb., and that he is
only about 26 years elld, 'and about 5
feet 10 inc'hes tall, weighing 'about 200
pounds. And then a letter from the
postofficie officials at Knoxviille states
that the man who worked there was
E. E. Parker, and not L. J., as thought
So it seems that the man is from'
Keitucky and 'has recently been in.
some robberies in Florida, and that he'
was 'knod'n as "Sheniey Mike," and
his pal was known tas "Fred." Where
Fred is, is the question, eithough 'he
is supposed to be or to have been in
the neghorho'od of Columbia.
In eonmeetion with t'he above facts
as ito the -identity of ithe dead man
it may here be stated that :two of the
leading physicians 'here disagree
with inspector Gregory in his state
ment that 'the yeggmnan is of Je~wish
"UNWEPT, UNHONORED, UN
So the Remains of Lau.rens Yeggman
Laid to Rest in Potter's
Laurenis. Feb. 8.-This afternoon
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yeggman was buried in the potter's
field of the e,ity bu-rying ground, the
maxor, :aldermen 'and othe'r city offi
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any kind were sheld.
DROPS DEAD IN COURT.
Mr. J. C. Hill Expires in Yorkvfie
Court House Before Medical Aid
Can Reach Him.
Yorkuiille, Feb. 8.-Quiitte a sensa
tini was creatted in the court house
this morning. Mr. J. C. Hill, a sub
stantial fermer anid estemed citizen
of Bullocks Creek ,tow'nship, who was
a juror at 'this 'term of court, wa3lked
into .the room and in a few minutes
'after 'siitting do;wn he fell over into
ihe armns of 'a friend and expired be
fore a physician could reach him.
Heart flailure was said to be the
ause of his d'eath. He lived at t'he
Roseboro place, 12 miles from Ches
tr. wa's 50 years old 'and leaves 'a
widow and :several children, two of
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irat ter how cleanly the owner may be,
these arteles may be infeeted with
mirobes. which will infect your
scalp. It is far easier to catch hair
microbs t:han it is to get rid of them,
and a single stroke of an infected
comb or brush often produees the
ause of baldness. Never' try on any
body else's hat for the reason 'that
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