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ON PROHIBITION BILL
AMESDMENT PROVIDIN( FOR
EELECTION IN WET GO JN
State-Wide Prohibition for Fifteen
Days-The Local Optionists and
Prohibitionists Reach an
The State, 26 Feb.
After more than three hours' dis
cussion, much of which certainly
looked like filibustering, the senate
last night passed an amendment to
the prohibtion bill-the compromise
proposed by Senator Christensen.
This amendment was framed up by
senators in conference during the dis
cussion on the bill.
The Christensen amendment which
passed provides, in brief:
Hold an election July 15 in coun
ties now having dispensaries to de
termine whether they shall continue
the sale of whiskey.
This would give prohibition for two
weeks under the opening provisions of
the prohibition bill.
All counties voting to retain the
-dispensaries will be under provisions
of Carey-Cothran act.
After the passage of this amend
ment at 11.25 o'clock, Senator Smith
spoke upon a motion to indefinitely
postpone the bill.
The discussion of the prohibition
bill created much interest and there
were members of the house, which
had adjourned, present in the senate
chamber, . including Representatives
M. L. Smith and Richards, among the
prohibition leaders of the house.
Messrs. Smith and Richards stated
that the house would not adopt the
amendment passed by the senate.
At 11.40 an adjournment was taken
until 10 o'clock today.
The Night Session.
Senator Smith, at the evening ses
sion of the senate, resumed his re
marks upon the liquor question. He
stated at the outset that he could not
agree to the proposition to take an im
mediate vote. He would not act upon
any one else's judgment except his
Senator Smith reiterated his state
ment that no prohibition or referen
duim would be agreeable.
After Senator Smith had spoken
for 35 minutes there was some effort
to adjourn debate but this failed.
.Senator Smith had the floor and con
tinued to speak.
He said that this situation was
somewhat unusual, especially for the
senate. Senators were seen convers
ing in the lobby, apparently trying to
reach some agreement. It is under
stood that the Christensen amend
ments were agreeable to several of the
local optionists, but the prohibition
side seemed for the most part to rath
er wish to put their side of the ques
tion to the senate first and then if
this would not go, to consider these
amendments of Mr. Christensen.
Senator Smith stopped speaking at
8.45 o'clock and Senator Clifton of
Sumter took the floor to speak upon
He stated that he had no desire to
prevent a vote being reached and pro
ceeded to speak as to Senator Otts'
position, stating that the senator from
Oherokee had always changed to be
with the majority.
In the course of his remarks Sena
lor Clifton stated that the enforce
mnent of prohibitionl lawv in this
State is not possible.
The memorial exercises in honor of
the memory of the late Senator Nath
an S. Gibson had been set for 9.30
o'clock but a motion to reconsider
was made and the 'hour set for 1.30
Saturday. The changing of the hour
for the memorial exercises left the
senate still considering the whiskey
bill with Senator Clifton holding the
Senator Clifton proceeded to urge
against a State-wide referendum and
against the larger counties saying
what shall be done in the smaller
Senator Clifton referred to Rev.
Jno. L. Harley 's work in the prohibi
tion fight. He spoke of the chart
wvhich had been drawn showing the
''wet'' counties in black and the dry
counties in white.
Senator Otts called attention that
this chart was prepared by the Wo
man's Christian Temperance union.
Senator Clifton claimed that prohi
bition is a political question--not a
moral question. He added thrat- there
is no provision in the constitution for
any referendum en the whiskey ques
tion. He would never agree for the
Piedmont section to vote whiskey out
of Sumter county. There 'had been
an effort at a compromise, but this
has not been done.
Senator Clifton threw out the stat?
ment that he and some of the sena
tors w.r willine for an election in
the "et ' 1 Ut iq?. b)ut he woul.d not
be willing for the State-wide referen
nRfrring to the operations of pro
hibition, Senator Clifton stated that
he had heard .it said that out of Rich
mond one car load of whiskey was
shipped each day for North Carolina,
where there is prohibition now.
At 10 o'clock the galleries of the
senate were crowded, many ladies be
in present to watch the interesting
fight in the senate on the prohibi
Senator Clifton referred to reports
and observations of the non-enforce
ment of the prohibition law in parts
Motion to Adjourn Debate.
An effort was made at 10.20 o'clock
to adjourn debate until 1 o'clock Sat
urday, which motion was tabled by
a vote of 32 to 4.
Senator Weston moved to adjourn
debate untitl 10.30 o'clock Saturday,
which motion was also tabled.
Senator Clifton concluded his re
marks at 10.25 o'clo k.
Senator Bass moved to table the
amendment of Senator Appelt and de
manded the ayes and nays. Before the
vote was put the reading of the
amendments printed in the journal
was requested by Senator Kelley and
The question came up as to some
agreement. Senator Carlisle stated
he was no party to the agreement, also
Senator Walker stated that the had
submitted the proposition to local op
tionists providing for prohibtion for
15 days, commencing July 1; the elec
tion to be held July 15 -in the wet
counties, those voting dry to be clos
ed December 1, 1909.
The injunction proceedings were
not in his proposition as were includ
ed in the bill and was not acceptable
to some. This was the reason debate
was asked to be adjourned so that an
agreement fully might be reached.
Senator Walker wished for some
settlement to be reached.
Senator Christensen stated that it
would be impossible to reach an
agreement on the floor of the senate;
wait until the matter is straightened
out and then debate it.
Senator Mauldin stated that he
looked upon prohibtion as an econo
mie proposition. He had changed .his
views that the measure of prohibition
could not be enforced and now be
lieves it would work all right.
The agreement is tentative.
This would give the liquor coun
ties the right to vote themselves wet
again after the 15 days' prohibition.
Senator Otts would not agree to
Senator Clifton stated that he had
not agreed to the proposition and
would like to think it over.
The vote to table the Appelt amend
The Rogers amendment was tabled,
also the Charleston referendum
The amendment referred to as the
"compromise'' amendment was offer
ed by Senator Christensen.
Senator Christensen state~d that this
amendment was his first amendment,
changed so as to meet the favor of
some of the prohibitionists, according
to the understanding. The Carey
Cothran enforcement feature is in
serted in the amendment. The expen
ses of the elections in "wet'' counties
is to be borne by the State.
Senator Lide opposed the kind of
referendum that was proposed. He
felt that it would create strife in the
counties now "wet.''
Senator Clifton moved to indef
initely postpone the bill, but Senator
Lide 's motion to table the Christen
sen amendment had precedence.
Upon the motion to table the Chris
tensen amendment (compromise) the
vote resulted Ayes 9; nays 28.
So the senate refused to lay on the
table the Christensen amenament.
Senator Otts moved to adopt the
.qo'mittee amendment, the State
wide referendum measure.
The Christensen amendment was
Senator Clifton moved to indefi
nitely postpone the bill.
The vote to table the Christensen
Ayes-Black, Clifton, Carlisle, Cros
son, Griffin, Johnson, Lide, Otts,
Nas-Appelt, Bates, Christensen,
Croft, Earle. Forrest, Hardin, Harvey,
Hough, Johnstone, Kelley, Laney,
Mauldin, McCown, McKeithan, Mont
gomery, Muekenfuss, Rainsford,
Sinkler. Spivey, Waller, Weston, Wil
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* WILL SEABROOK'S TRAVELS *
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(By W. B. Seabrook.)
Special to T,he Herald and News.
Saintes Maries de la Mer. France.
-In the eyes of the "true believer''
this little fishing village on the Medi
erra nea n shore is the eradle of the
Christian faith in Europe; it was
here that the first missionaries to
miraculously condueted across the
sea; it is here that the bones of the
three Saintes Maries are exhibited
once every hundred years to the ec
static gaze of the faithful; it is to
ward this consecrated spot that a
great pilgrimage wends its way every
year, a pilgrimage that has preserved
in a wonderfully vivid manner the
picturesque .customs and curious -re
dences of the middle ages.
The strangest part of this pilgrim
age is the pant played by the Bohem
ians, that mysteriously organized and
secretly governed race of nomads,
who are incorrectely termed "Gyp
sies" in America, and sometimes,
more properly, Zingari. These pro
fessional wanderers, whose patrie is
the public highway, come hund'reds of
leagues to take part in the religious
procession and pay special honors to
the remains of their celebrat-ed pat
ron saint, Sarah. This famous shrine
is the Mecca of the Gypsies. During
the days which precede and follow
the fete, the Bohemians, flocking
from all directions, form an encamp
ment on the outskirts of the village,
with their queen, their chiefs, itheir
picturesque wagons, their dreamy
eyed, undulating, velvet-clad beauties,
their ragged and pitiful infants, their
dogs and horses. Kneeling in rever
ent devotion, they pray Saint Sarah
for the salvation of their souls, and
at the same moment skillfully pick
the pockets of some bourgeois Gatho
.lie pilgrim. They are very devout
and very clever; the result is they are
seldom, if ever, detected in their ro
guery, but during the period of their
sojourn rthey are the terror of the
"Look here," said one of them to
a comrade, "what -a splendid candle I
have brought to illumine before
Saint Sarah's shrine.''
"Where did you get iti'' inquired
"I stole it from the cathedral of
Baxbbentan on the day of ithe last
communion," was the reply.
The church of the Saintes Maries
is composed of three superimposed
chambers, a crypt, and a chapelle su
perieure. The orypt -is Saint Sa-.
rah's exclusive domain, and her pre
cious casket, exposed to view during
the fete, is guarded by the. Bohe
mians. During the great revolution,
when so many shrines were violated,
this ,casket disappeared mysteriously,
to 'be replaced only upon the corona
tion of Napoleon. It had been seized
by the IBohemians and 'hidden in a
place of safety.
In this crypt, upon the night of the
fete, .the Bohemains choose their
queen. The ceremony is seven centur
Above the crypt is the chapel, .that
is to say, the main part of the church
in which the French pilgrims assemn
ble. The chapelle superieure forms
a higher story in which are preserved
the venerable bones of the Saintes
Maies. The caskets, which, by their
size and shape, remind one of minia
tu're trunks, are formed of sculptured
cypress, lined and draped with cloth
of gold. Each easket is locked with
At the supreme moment of the fete,
a trap door is opened in the ceiling of
the main chapel and the sacred relics
are lowered by a windlass, descend
ing slowly through the space above
the iheads of the crowd, and drop
ping gently into place upon the altar,
where they are approached and
touched by the pilgrims, especially by
the unfortunates who 'hope, by the
contact, to be cured miraculously of
their diseases and afflicetions.
At this hour the church is packed
and jammed by pilgrims who crowd
the aisles and clamber upon the pews,
cling .to the columns, climb upon each
other's shoulders in sort of religious
frenzy, and encumber the steps cf the
altar; the great brazen bhells clang in
the .trembling tower, enormous bombs
and cannon-erackers are exploded
each moment outside the windows;
the itrap-door opens, while from a
thousand t!hroats arises the cry. ''Vi
vent Les Saintes Maries,'' and to the
thundering accompaniment of a medi
aeval anthem the caskets descend,
suspended by an almost invisible sil
ver wire, which, in the dimness of
the church, gives one the illusion .that
:the relics are floating unsupported in
the air. ''Plan, plan, ]ei caisso da
valoun!'' A sea of waving arms are
outstretelh'ed toward the trelics, the
lame, the halt and the blind s rge
forward, each striving to be the first
to touch the .easkets; a crippled girl
is trampled under foot, the priests re
store a semblance of order and the
other pilgrims approach, many
touching the relics with a tiny eruci
fix or some other object of piety,
with wihich they hope, upon returning
bore, to cure the ailments of afflicted
relatives, who have not been able to
make the journey. Throughout the
entire day the crowds thronir the
hurch, circulate around ithie altar.
sing, pray, and even lie down at njiht
to sleep in thre conseerated spot.
Upon the following' day. the same
scenes are repeated, the pilgrims are,
shouting and mareiing to and fro
with an indescribable enblusiasm.
The young priests circulate among
ithe crowd, and distribute to those
who have been unable to enter the
church a reliquary in the form of a
miniature female arm, which the
faithful believers kiss devoutly and
preserve until their death.
However, the hour for the great
procession arrives, announced from
the belfry. A long line of pilgrims
emerges from the chu>reh, and march
es toward the beach, pilgrims from
Toulouse, Montpelier, Narbonne, Bez
iers, Lunel, Taraseon, Beaucaire,
Saint Remy, Arles, from all Pro
vence; women, children, cripples, con
sumptives, robust, red-cheek-ed farm
ers, hardy peasants bronzed by the
meridianal sun, fishermen and sailors,
who have come from afar to chant
once more the old canticles, which
have come down through the centu
ries, and which they learned at their
"Dans un vaisseau sans cordage,
On vous exposa soudain.
Mais le Dieu la Providence
Vous fit trouver le chemin."
Each parish has its special banner,
its priest, and chants its particular
local canticle: The effect is very ori
ginal, very imposing, and frightfully
discordant. At length, as the proces
sion grows longer, the sacred caskets
emerge from the doorway of the
church upon a flower covered 6hariot,
drawn by Mediterranean sailors,
whose foreheads stream with perspir
ation as they march and sing. The
caskets are followed by a happy fath
er, carrying in ihis arms a baby, whom,
upon the previous day the saints had
"cured" of some imaginary malady.
The procession, augmented by the
chariot and composing a total of five
or six thousand souls, is now march
ing along the sands, the banners float
in the fresh breeze, the surf breaks
upon ithe shore, the bells clang and
the bombs detonate with the sound of
artillery in action; the high-priest, re
splendent in a gorgeous robe of red
and gold, advances toward the sea un
til the wavelets break over his feet;
then he holds aloft ithe reliquary said
to -contain the arm of one of the
saints, and, according to the popular
belief, the waves miraculously recede.
The ceremony is com.pleted, the
ranks of the procession are broken,
and, after the caskets have been re
turned - to itheir resting place, the
flowers, which have decorated the
chariot are scattered upon the heads
of 'the crowd. Happy is the sailor or
fisherman, who 'has the good luck to
seize one of these blossoms flying
through the air. The next 'morning,
'he will fasten it sto the prow of his
fishing boat and will 'expect it 'to ren
der the sea propitious, and conduct
him to a spot where fish are -abund
At three o'cloek in the afternoon,
the church-bells ring once more for
vespers, and for thre last time the pil
grims enter the chapel. While they
chant and Magnificat and illumine
'myriad candles, the sacred easkets
are -again attached to the silver wire,
and as the splendid old Gregorian
hymn 'rolls upward, the relics ascend
through a cloud of smoke and incense.
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