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Democrats and "Insurgents" Join
Hands and Claim That They
Have Strength Enough to
Secure the Amendment
of the House Rules.
Washington, March 12.-Three im
portant developmentF occurred tod..
in the insurrection against the adop
tion in the house of the rules of the
60ti congress to govern the 'neoming
A compromise. fathered by Senator
Cummins. of Iowa, and presented to
the regulars by President Taft, failed
to unite the Republican members.
What was pronounced as a satisfac
.tory working agreement was entered
into by the Republican "insurgents"
and the Democrats. The name of
Theodore Roosevelt was introduced as
The compromise was one that the
"insurgent.s" have had under consid
eration ever since the report became
current that President Taft desired a
postponement of a fight on the rules
lest it might delay the passage of a
tariff bill. It provided for the re
election of Speaker Cannon and the
adoption of the rules of the 60th con
gress for the special session. Aftef
the organization-of the house on Mon
d*-yit was provided- that a resolution
should be passed authorizing a -com
mittee of fifteen to investigate the
rules and report on proposed changes
in the regular session 'in December.
It was proposed that the "insur
gents" should be allowed to name
fouf of their number for the commit
tee, the Democrats six, and the rega
lars five. The latter five were to be
Representatives Mann, of Illinois;
Currier, of New Hampshire; Keifer,
of Ohio; Smith, of Iow%, and Stevens,
For the regulars, former Represen
tative Watson, of Indiana, replied
that the compromise was acceptable,
if amended so as to allow the speaker
to appoint the committee, due regard
be given to the insurgents in its com
position. The leaders cf the "inse
gents" subsequently declared that
they would accept no such suggestion.
It is believed that President Taft
will exert his influence to bring the
two branches of the ,party together.
Fo~r more than two hours this after-'
-noon, the steering committee of the
"insurgents' were in conference with
a tommittee, representing the Demo
yrats. Minority Leader Clark and
Representative Underwoo'd, of Ala
bama, represented the Democrats.
The "insurgents,'' it is stated, con
vinced the Democrats that .they.could
deliver thirty votes for any proposi
* tion they desired ko propose on Mon
day. The Demociats promised to fur
nish 170 votes against the previous
question motion on the adoption of the
old rules. This is the fuall Democrat
*Ic strength less two, there beingssone
vacancy on account of death and one
member being seriously .ill. As 195
will be a majority, the allied forces
claimed the victory.
The programme tentatively -agreed
upon -by the allies, wa.s to vote downi
the previsions question on .the -adop
tion of the old rules on Monday; and
if the amendment to the rules provid
ing f6r a committee to select commit
tees is voted down to propose that the
committee on rules be elected by the
house. The Democratic conferees are
said to have expressed assurance that
they could line up the entire Demo
eratic delegation for the latter amend
mnent, but they were not so certain as
to the former.
The regulars claim to have the pro
'mises of several Democrats not to vote
'with-the party for the various amend
ments, and deny that the "insur
* gents'' forces will number 30.
After a second conference with
President Taft today, Speaker Can
non was in a particularly good humor.
'I have no doubt,'' he said, ''that
the organization will win out. We
-gailbed the house before and I.
gue;ss we will do it again next Mon
TTTJMA&N IN FINE SPIRITS,
He Expects to be Frienily with Taft
-Thinks Well of Mr. Durant
Columbia, March 12.-Senator Till
-man is in the very best of humor. Hie
looks well and is in fine spirits. He
thinks that the country will have a
period of peace and quiet under ti
Taft Administration. Senator Tii!
man is disposed to think that what
are called the "vested interests''a
will work along with President Taft
very well, and that President Taft
will work along with the other side
very well, and that there will be no
periods of spasms.
Senator Tillman says that he is no
"White House Democrat.'' and never
expects to be so regarded, but he ex
pects to be at least friendly with
President Taft, if the other side is
willing. He said that he expected to
call on Mr. Ta.ft before leaving Wash
ington, 'but that there was such a ter
rific crowd of office-seekers in Wash
ingotoi and about the White House
that lie did not care to impose his vis
it, but that as soon as he gets back
to Washington he will call at the
In the course of his rambling re
marks about Crum and conditions the
suggestion was made that possibly Dr.
Crum might be sent as a minister to
Liberia, as this government is ap
parently taking some interest in that
-counirv. Senator Tillman said that
if the occasion arose and he were ask
ed he would suggest the Rev. Richard
Carrol, of Columbia, f*r that place,
because he remarked that he regard
ed "Carrol as having more common
sense than any negro man he had ever
seen." He does not expect, however,
to be asked about the matter.
Senator Tillman asked what the
people of Charleston thought of the
possible appointment of Mr. Durant
as collector of the port of .Charleston.
He seemed to think well of the sug
gestion. and said that he had had a
most pleasant call from Mr. and Mrs.
Durant, and was particularly compli
mentary in what 'he had to say about
Mrs. Durant. At the time of their
call on him he had no diea of "what
was in the air.''
.As to the tariff, Senator Tillman
expects the -leaders to fix up what
they want and for it to be rushed
through. Of course, he does not yet
know what will be in the bill or what
the Democrats will or can do.
Senator Tillman is still very en
thusiastic about his European trip,
and loves to go over the many inci
dents and pleasant things that hap
pened to him and those with him.
Senator Tillman thinks that the three
things that impressed him most while
on the trip were: First, Gibraltar;
second, the monument.of Bonaparte,
and third, the monument in London to
Sen.tor Tillman expects to spend a
month at home in Trenton, and will
then return rtol Washington to do
what work may be necessary. He feels
stronger than he has in years and is
able to touch the floor with his hands
without bending his legs putting th*em
close together and standing perfectly
tpright., from the knees down. If you
think you can do it try.
TAG TAX TO REMAfI.
Committee Decides Tihat Clemson
Needs Fund Derived From Fer
Anderson, March 2.-T-he commit
tee appoint.ed at thd recent meeting of
the State Farmers Union held in Co
lumbia to visit Clemson eollege and
inquire into conditions there and
make a report as to whether the fer
tilizer tag tax should be reduced, as
provided in the legislature by Rep
resentative Johua W. Ashley, of An
derson -county, but held up until the
next session, 'has formulated its re
port, recommending that the tax re
mains as at present-25 cents on the
ton. This repart is now in the hands
of Mr. T. T. Wakefield, of Anderson,
chairman of the committee, and will
be laid before the State meeting of
the farmers in July. T-he other mem
bers of the committee were: A. D.
Hudson, Newberry; T. H. Foster
Greenville; Dr. Clayton, Richland; J.
B. Douthit, Anderson; Young Dun
an, Florence, and Mr. Carpenter, Or
angeburg. The last two named were
unable to attend and failed to make
the trip to Clemson. The money deriv
ed ifrom the tax goes toward the
maintenance of Clemson college, and
after visiting the college and becom
ing acquainted with conditions there,
the members of 'the committee decid
ed that it would be unwise to reduce.
the tax. The farmers are willing to
pay 25 cents per ton on fertilizers,
realizing that it will come back in the
way of education for their sons.
$50,000 FIREB AT SPARTANBURG.
Building Occupied by Clothier and
' Dry Goods Merchant
Spartanburg, March 12.-In a fierce
and .n'oj fire i.us thuit re=ist
ed all efforts of the fire department,
the two-story brick building of J. B.
and J. F. Cleveland, and occupied by
Harry Price, .elot.hier, and R. L. Bow
den, dry goods merchant, was totally
destroyed, together with the stock of
goods of both merchants, entailing a
loss of $50,000. Assistant Fire Chief
Mitchell and Fireman Stevens were
injured by faIling timbers, though it
is not thought the injuries will prove
The fire originated in the part of
Price's clothing store in the Cleve
land block on the west side of Main
street, about 8.20 o'clock, and is
thought to have started in the clothes
pressing department by the explosion
of gasoline. Although located within
five hundred yards of the fire depart
ment it was some time 'before the
alarm was sounded, and when the
firemen arm.ved the entire rear part
of the building was in flames. Sever
al s'reams of water were played o1
the tire, but tle pressure was - W r
and the efforts of the firemen were
of little avail in checking the flames.
The fire soon reached the roof znd
crept along under the tin roof to thati
of R. L. Bowden's dry goods store.
Both buildings were soon gutted, and
within one hour after the fire was
discovered b^th stores from thie rmf
to the cellars -ere reduced to aihes.
Only the front walls and the fire
walls on each were left standing by
The armory of the Hampton Guards
in -the building on the north side was
badly damaged by smoke and water.
The members of the company weie
fortunate enough to remove all the
ammunition, guns and uniforms.
At one time it looked as if the
entire block from Whittington's drug
store, on the .corner of Main a,id
Church streets. ju.;t north of where
the fire originated, to the Lee buill
ing on the south, would be destroyed.
In this block are located Bibers' Jew
elry store, Spigle Bros.' jewerly store.
the Bank of Sartanburg, Read's nu
ic house, Montgomery & Crawford's
hardware store, officers of the Paco
let Manufacturing Company, August
W. Smith and D. D. Little's cotton
offices, and many law offices. Biber
ahd. Spigle brothers moved their jew
elrV store before their buildings were
gutted by smoke and water. The loss.
which is estimated at $50,000, is part
ly covered (by in'surance. The burned
buildings were valued at $15,000.
Harry Price carried stock valued at
$20,000, and R. L. Bowden's stock
was valued at $15,000.
Student Caught Under Falling Wall.
Spartanburg, March 12.-C. P.
Moseley, a member of tha freshman
class of Wofford college, was caught
under a falling yall in. the rear of a
burned building and badly injured.
In an unconscious condition he was
removed to the Spartanburg Hospital
and given every attention. The extent.
of his injuries could not be stated to
night. Moseley was standing in the
rear of the building watehing the
firemen fight the flames, when siid
denly the rear walls fell and the
young student was caught under the
I brick and mortar. His parents at
Laurens have 'been notified.
The best known remedy for burns,s
ets, bruises or sores of any kind on
man or beast. For sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
VERY LOW RIATBS.
To New Orleans,; Mobile, Pensacola
Iand Birmingham, Via. South
Account Mardi Gras Celebrations
the Southern Railway annonees very
low round trip excursion rates to New
Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala., and Pen
sacol'a, Fla. Tickets will be sold
February 17th ito 22nd, limited for re
turn up to and including, but not lat
er dhan midnight, March 1st, 1909.
By depositing ticket at New Or
leans, Mobile or Pensacola, and pay
ing fee of $1.00, ticket will be extend
ed until March 13th, 1909.
To Birmingham, Ala.
Account Laymen's Missionary
Movement, Presl,yterian Church in
the United States, Birmingham, Ala.,
very low round tr.ip rates have been
authrized, tickets to be sold Febru
ary 14th and 15th, good to leave Bir
mingham returning not later than
midnight~ of February 20th, 1909.
For rate, schedules and detailed in
formation, apply to Southern Railway
ticket agents or address,
. J. C. Lusk,
Division Passenger Agent,
J. L. Meek, Charleston, S. C.
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
HALESTON & WBSTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L)-12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Lauren.s (C & W C) 2:35 p.m
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) ,5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville ' 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormick 4:33 p.m
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Ti-Weekly Parlar Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
p.ures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Gleo. T. Bryan,
FLORENCE DAVIS, IN 'UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE," OPERJ
MAROE 17. Prices: Parquet, $1.50; Dress Circle, $1.00; General Ai
New Sping SpecinIIics
In Lad ied' Furni' hings, consisting of Ernbroi
ered Linen Collars, New Fad Bow Ties, Belts,
ombs. Hair Orornents and all shades of
ollar Ruffling. We make these prices for
our conskeration &nd to make you look and
tink.. Listen to thEe ong of low prices on best
ual ty and latest styles: - - - - -
One lot lasti: E'elits, two Buckles, worth 25Sc., special
One lot Embroidered Collars, sells everywhere at 25c.,
secial 1 5c each.
One lot Bow Ties, new, worth 25c., special I15c. each.
One lot Bow Ties, long ends. worth 35c., special 24c. each.
One lot Jewel Combs, worth 50c.. special -25c each.
One lot Barretts, worth 25c., special 10c. each.
One lot Hair Ornaments, three in set, worth 2Cc., special
One lot High Back Combs, worth 20c., special 10c. each
Big lot Mourning Combs, priced special.
Remember, we keep tab on all new special
es for Ladies, nothing new left out.
Come at once. Come now.
P. S.-Our line of SPRING MlLLlNCRY wAil
e open for ins.pection in a few day s.
VMrs. Enirna Hairy
Lonwer Main Street.
HOUSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT,
kission, 75c.; Gallery, 50c.
No. 12 ro alal, leaves An- 6~0a
Couthern for Greenville.
No. 120, fromvWaiAadersoneate2.20
deso at15m.i., for connectionsaBetnwh
&BtwihSouthern Railway forvl.
Wa.20la rves Anderson 6.24.20
p.., with connections at eknec with
Southern Railway fr Greillesut.
N, 10, from WValhalla, Ieaves An
derson at 4.57 p. mn.. for connetions
ut Belton, with Sou ternz Railway for
a. in.. from "Ibdor witb *onni-tionlS
No. 9, ;irrives att .\nderso': at '.224
p. mn.. fromn hleltn withi connctionufs
N"o. 10, arrives' ;at A 'dersoni -at 3.40
l'r..i 4 ;reensiIle.
N- 1. atrri ves i .t inders,- ath
i.9 p). mt.. fromt Belton: 'a t4 t.n
Not 7. dail co-e t 1e'aa trIna
\ :tders a .' . . for W de