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r LEGISLATURE REACHES
ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE
STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
iiovenior Blease Scores Columbia Police
Department?Other Items of
News From Stat# Capital.
Special to The Herald and News. i
Columbia, March 10.?The legislature
got away on Friday, adjournment
~~ v?>nor ronohpd at. about 11
?5Hit uic _
o'clock. A roll call on Friday morn- J
ing showed sixty-six members of the j
house of representatives present? j
thrae more than a quorum. The house I
ordered spread on the journal Gov- j
ernor Blease's message 011 the Mitchell \
investigation?the matter that brought l
forth the call for a quorum the day I
before. Mr. Nicholson, of Greenwood,
a member of the investigating committee,
said he did not object to the
message being printed in the journal.
? There was no further opposition, Mr.
J. J. Evans withdrew his objection to
the publication of the message in the
journal, and the message took the
usual ri.d proper course, and was ordered
printed in the journal. Over in
the senate Senator Crouch offered a
rr-solution expressing confidence in the j
committee, but upon objection to immed:ate
consideration the resolution
went over until next year.
Several members of the house took
occasion to score Senator McLaurin
for a recent letter published in the
I .newspapers in which the senator commented
unfavorably upon the work 01
Hon. Harvey W. Mitchum, of Clarendon,
who has recently been appointCfoto
Hienonsnrv anfiitnr bv GOVer
CU uiaiv v.v. ?
nor Blease, succeeding Mr. M. H. Mobley,
who has become clerk of the
-county dispensary board of Richland
county, tendeied his resignation to the
speaker, and an election to fill the vacancy
was ordered to be held on April!
2^, the date fixed for the congressional
election in the district of which Clarendon
is a part.
Newberry Members on Committee.
Two Xew berry members of the
house received appointments on the
? standing committees. Mr. Mower was
placed on the Code committee, and Mr.
Wyche on the committee on hospital
Governor Blease's last message to
L~? 1 occamhlv r>f 1Q151 was as
'tile gciici ai aootiiiis*j v/i.
The Governor's Farewell.
"Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
I have no further message or
communication. If the members of the
.general assembly are as conscious of
-having done their full duty to their
constituents as I am of the fact that I
have done mine to all of the people of
the State, they can go home and on
their way truly sing,
"Hallelujah! it is done."
j . "Very respectfully,
"Cole. L. Blease,
Primary Ordered In First District.
The State Democratic executive committee
met here on Friday and fixed a
primary for the nomination of a
Democratic candidate for congress in
the First district to succeed the late
Congressman Legare. It will be recalled
that the committee heretofore j
fixed a primary, but the governor, for j
the reasons heretofore published In
full in The Herald and XeVs, fixed tlie
, general election at a date prior to the
date of the primary. The committee
on Friday made the primary effective
by appointing a time prior to the date,
Anrii 29. fixed bv the governor for the ,
general election. The first primary
^was fixed for April 1, second primary,
if necessary, April 15, and the third,
if necessary, April 22. It was urged
by Mr. Grimble, of Charleston, that
the rolls as made up for the last primary
be used. It was argued, however,
that this would exclude from the primary
those Democrats who have be
.come 21 since the last general election.
Mr. John K. Aull, who represented
Newberry county as the proxy of Governor
Blease, who is the member from
Newberry, offered an amendment,
which was adopted, providing for supplemental
rolls for those who have be- j
come 21 since the general ekctios.4
The committee at the former meeting
fixed the assessments of candidates at
$500, and adhered to this at the meeting
on Friday. There are some seven
candidates, and an interesting race is
looked forward to.
Rejects Name of Jame* H. Fowles, Jr.
The recent sesion of ihe legislature
provided for a township court for Columbia,
and the legislative delegation
recommended James H. Fowles, Jr., '
for judge of this court, and John M.
Kinloch for prosecuting attorney. The
following letter from Governor Blease 1
to the secretarv of the delegation is
"March 8, 1912.
"Hon. Pringle T. Youmans, Secretary'
Richland County Delegation. Columbia,
"Dear Sir: Yours of February 25, ,
transmitting recommendation of
James H. Fovles, Jr., and John M. ,
Kinloch, as judge and prosecuting attorney,
respectively, of the Columbia
township court, received. I beg leave
to* inform you that John M. Kinloch *
has this day been appointed prosecuting
attorney of said court for th?
term provided by law. ]\fr. James Hi
Fowles, Jr., is now magistrate of the
city of Columbia. I, therefore, decline
to appoint him as judge of said court, J
and would respectfully suggest, in accordance
with a recent decision of the <
supreme court, that your delegation
oiibmit another name for said position. .
"Very respectfully, 1
"Cole. L. Blease,
tioveroor Scores Columbia Police
Governor Blease's chauffeur, Harrison
Neely, colored, was haled before
the recorder's court here on Saturday
morning and fined $3.75 on the testimony
of a policeman that the chauffeuJ <
had run a city block in twelve seconds, 1
in violation of the speed ordinance o! :
the city. The policeman said he held <
a watch on the car. Governor Blease :
was indignant because? he says the po- i
Hoo r^r>nrtmPTif i-a seekine to annoy 1
him, and he granted a pardon to Neely. <
The chief of police refused to recognize
the pardon until he could consult
with the city attorney, and secure an
opinion from him, and there the mat- ;
ter stood through Saturday arternoon. ;
The Columbia Record of Saturday :
afternoon carried the following in re?
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ga.ru iu iuc mauti.
"If the police authorities of the city <
of Columbia do not remit the fine of
S3.75 assessed my chauffeur Saturday
morning by the recorder, I will hereafter
pardon every man who applies to
me from that court. If they will steal
from me?who paid the fine?tliey will
steal from the other fellow.
"This was the statement made by
Governor Blease Saturday aiternoon
when he discussed the fining of his
automobile driver,* Harrison Neely.
"The governor further said:
"Clinch Cathcart is angry ecabuse
his father was not reappointed as
clerk to the Richland county board of
control; and he is trying to take it
out on me."
"The governor stated that, if the
fine is not remitted, he "will sue for it,
in order that the legal status of par
dons for municipal offenses will be
settled for all times; that "it will be
the dearest fine the city of Columbia
placed on any person." if not remitted.
"Clinch Cathcart is angry because
ed that he declined to remit the fine
imposed on the governor's chauffeur |
because he waited the decision of the j
mtv ittnrnpv m whom the matter was
referred for an opinion. "The dcfeat j
of my father has nothing to do with ;
my attitude," said Chief Cathcart. emphatically."
Little children are given to askingamusing,
rapid-fire ami often times
Startling questions. Newberry has
her quota of tne nine mquioHncities."
Not among the youngest, but
the younger of the married couples
in this city are two handsome persons
who are blessed with a couple
or more of those juvenile youngsters.
On one occasion the mother had the
boys on a visit to one of her sisters- -
in-law in the sam-e city. Observing tbe
domestic inhabitants of the back premises
the little fellow wanted to know
of his mother if cows laid milk. He
was told by his mother that a cow
kept a bag to put her milk in. After
looking over the yard the boy said
h-e didn't see the cow's bag. he rec-,
kon'tf the cook had it.
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Death of An Aged Lady?Rev. E. C.
Crook in City?Selling Automobiles.
Prosperity, March 10.?Mrs. Rosa
Dominick died here Thursday afternoon
at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. W. G. Mitchell. For the past year
nha has hppn n crrent sufferer. She had
reached an advanced age, being 75 at
the time of her death. She was a consistent
member of the Baptist church.
The funeral was conducted by her pastor,
Rev. Garrett, who paid an elegant
tribute to the life of the deceased.
The Revs. Davis and Bouknight assist
2d in the services. She is survived by j
one son, Mr. J. A. Dominick, of Kin- j
irds, and Mesdames W. G. Mitchell |
and G. C. Fellers, and five grandchil-i
3ren, and a host of friends. The floral
tribute was beautiful.
Rev. E. C. Cronk, general secretary j
of the Laymen's Missionary Movement |
of the Lutheran church in the South, j
together with Mrs. Cronk and little!
5ou> spent the week-end with Mr. A. j
Mrs. Tom Blair has returned to j
Blairs, after a visit to Miss Gertruda!
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Mr. P. L. I^angford spent Sunday in !
Mr. J. F. Browne has gone to John- j
ston to visit his brother, and while j
there delivered a Paige automobile, i
DYNAMITE SHIP BLOWS UP. >
Score Killed In Disaster Jiear Baltimore.?Three
Baltimore, Md., March 7.?Three hundred
tons of dynamite being loaded in
the British tramp steamer Alum Chine,
In the lower harbor, off Fort Carroll,
exploded about 10:30 o'clock this
morning instantly killing from forty
to fifty men, wounding and maiming
three score more, some of whom may
die, and dealing destruction to more
than half a million dollars worth of j
^ho Alum Chine and a leading scow |
alongside her were annihilated. The
tug Atlantic, which twice went to the
rescue of the imperilled seamen, was
set of fire and later sank. The United
States collier Jason, just completed
and ready for trial, was raked to
her deck and her armor riddled.
Buildings in Baltimore and towns
many miles away were rocKea Dy uie
force of the terrific explosion.
Cause >"ot Yet Known.
The cause of the disaster is unknown
tonight, but Federal authorities
have instituted a thorough investigation
to place the blame. Excited
survivors told conflicting stories
some insisting that a negro Steve
dore caused the explosion by jamming
a spike into a case of dynamite.
This is denied by eyewitnesses, who
declare that smoke was seen pouring
from the Alum Chine's hold several
minutes before the explosion occurred.
At a late hour tonight the bodies of
twenty dead had been brought to
morsrues in this city and sixty injured j
were in the hospitals. Estimates of
the dead included thirty stevedores
and checkers of the Joseph R. Foard
Co., employed in transferring dynamite
from a barge to the Alum Chine,
which was bound for Panama; eight
members of the crew of the Alumj
Chine; six men on th-e collier Jason, |
and the captain and several members j
of the crew of the Tug Atlantic. Many j
bodies, it is believed, will be recover-j
ed from the icy waters.
Of the injured a score are frightfully i
maimed. At least fifteen are expected j
Zion and Prosperity. |
Bishop W. R. Lamhuth and Drs.
Rawlings and Kennedy. general secretaries
of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, will be at Zion, Mon- j
day, 3 7th inst., from 10 a. m. till about'
2.30, and at Wightman's, Prosperity,
4 till 5.30 p. m., and will make ad-j
dresses at each place. i
T 'Ko? f-ndvoln/l nver I
?3lbIIUp -UiilllUULii litus vw. |
greater portion of the world, making j
a voyage to Africa and a journey f
1,000 miles on foot into the heart of!
thp rjart continent, and established a.
mission about a year ago.
It*will be worth your while to come j
and hear them. The public is invited.,
Dinner will be served on the grounds
Daii'I C. Roper \anied 1st Asst, Post- j
master General.?Nominated by
Washington, March 7.?Daniel C. j
Roper, a South Carolinian, who for-1
merly lived at Marion, recommended !
by Postmaster General Burleson co
be first assistant postmaster gen-1
eral by President Wilson, and it is '
understood that he will be confirmed
next Monday, so that the business of
reorganizing the postoffice department
and handling the applications for
postmasterships throughout the country
may begin without delay.
Mr. Roper lias for two years been
clerk of the ways and means committee
of the house of representatives,
and in that important position he has
made a reputation for efficiency.
Chairman Underwood's influence is j
. . i
believed to have had much to do with
Mr. Roper's selection for a higher
The prospective new first assistant
postmaster general is about 40 years
of age and is very popular at the capital.
He. was with the census bureau
before coming to the ways# and means
FIRST PRIMARY 0> APRIL FIRST.
Ordered by State Committee for
First District.?Second Primary
Columbia, March 7.?A primary to
select the democratic nominee for
congress from tbe 1st district, to be
held on Tuesday, April l, tne seucond
on Tuesday. April, 15, and the
third, if necessary, on Tuesday April
22/ was ordered by the State democratic
executive committee here today.
The committee also ordered the campaign
to open at Walterboro on March
20 and fixed the following date for the
tr> supau- to the voters at
the various county seats in the district:
Walterboro, Thursday, March 20; i
Charleston, Friday, March 21; St.
George, Saturady, March 22; Monck's
Corner, Monday, March 24; Manning,
Tuesday, March 2o.
All pledges must be in the hands of
the chairman by noon, March 3O, ana
all assessments paid by that day. Each
candidate is assessed $500, the same as
was fixed at its last meeting on the
request of the candidates. A subcommittee,
consisting of the members
nf thp statp committee from the 1st
district, and such members as reside in
the city of Columbia, was appointed to
tabulate the returns and declare the
The rolls which were used in the last
primary are to be the rolls for this
election, and an- additional roll, permitting
such voters as have become of
age since the last election, to place
their names thereon, was ordered,
j This supplemental registration will reI
main open in each county until five
j days before the first primary, and a?*?
; to be in charge of the secretaries of
! the various clubs, except in this city
np pf^rioctnr -tvh^re the. secretary of
! the county -executive committee will
have charge of this supplemental enrolment.
Fertilizer Tax Shows Increase.
Columbia, March 6.?The fertilizer
tag tax for this year, over that of
1912, has increased $30,0S2.20. The
tax for 1912 was $110,526.70, for this
vear $140,608.90. The tax is for the
fiscal year ending March ff.
^Tie increase is attributable to the
diversification of crops in South Carolina.
The movement to dissaude the
farmers of the State from planting
iV*:- -r.-v,/-vii,T ,*n onttnn has
liitJir (1U1 n uviij aa* v/v, ?
gained in popular favor because of
the educative campaign waged.
Instead of planting the whole acreage
in cotton, the agriculturists are
sowing grain, principally corn. Col-;
onel Watson, State commissioner of ]
agriculture commerce and industries, j
said that he had been conducting an I
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educative campaign 10 persuuue mc ,
farmers of the State to reduce their j
acreage in cotton; that, while the re-1
, suits had not been entirely satisfactory,
h-e was sanguine that a StateN
widp movement is on foot to diversify
'crops, and that the results are rapidly
making for a mor<: comprehensive
system of farming.
WEBB BILL SESTED
express company refuses to
North Carolina Representatire Telegraphs
His Brother That South
Carolina is Not Affected.
Greenville, March 7.?Acting on
orders from headquarters the local
agent of the Southern Express company
today refused to deliver whiskey
shipments to any person whomsoever
whether for personal use or not, declaring
the Webb bill is of this effect.
Following the action several citizens
prevailed upon C. S. Webb of
Greenville, brother of Representative
Webb, author of the bill, to wire the
representative at Washington for his
opinion as to the intent of the bill,
receiving late today the following reply:
"Law does not prohibit private use
shipment and will not unless State
forbids it and State can not where it
allows sale to individuals by any one
in the State.
(Signed) "E. Y. Webb."
Senator E. D. Smith also answered
a request for information declaring
an opinion similar to Representative
Mr. Hall, agent of the express company,
stated that several showed him
letters from whiskey houses acknowl- J
edging receipt of orders but stating
that the purchasers would be unable
to get. the whiskey out of the express
office. This would indicate that
the whiskey houses take the same
viewof the bill as the Southern Express
company. The general opinion
here is that the express company is \
the shipment of liquor into South Carolina.
"This law," Mr. Wcbfb continued,
"only mak-es more perfect the enforcement
of th-e present State laws
by throwing safeguards around them
in such a way as to render them less *
liable to be violated, but in a siaie
like South Carolina there is nothing
that will prevent the shipment of liquor
there so long as the State permits
it. There need be no fear that
the dispensaries will suffer or that
anv nrivate person will suffer so long
as the State law is not violated."
Senator Tillman said: "The Webb
law is in effect, but not in language,
the same measure that I introduced
in the senate 16 years ago, but on
which I failed to get a favorable com
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that liquor shall not be shipped into
any State in violation of ihe laws of
that Stat-e. This will not effect the
shipment of liquor to the dispensaries
nor to private parties in South Care- j
lina, except for uses which are at |
J present unlawful."
I The full text of the law is as folj
"Be it enacted bv the senate and
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ted States of America in congress assembled.
That the shipment or transportation
in any manner or by any
m-eans whatsoever of any spirituous,
vinous, malted, fermented or other
i intoxicating liquor of any kind from
I one State, territory or district of the
! United States or place noncontiguous
to but subject to the jurisdiction
thereof into any other State, territory
or district of th-e United States
or place noncontiguous to but subject
to the jurisdiction thereof or
from any foreign country into any
State, territory or district of the
United States or place noncontiguous
i to but subj >ct to the jurisdiction
thereof, which said spirituous, vinous, j
, malted, ferment- d or other intoxicat- j
taking this method to test the legality j
of the law.
Can Sliip Liquor into Sogth Carolina.
Washington, March 7.?"There is
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any part of the bill which forbids the
shipment of liquor into South Carolina
or any other State when that
commodity is shipped in in conformity
to State laws." This was the
statement made here tonight by Representative
E. Y. Webb of North Carolina
author of the Webb liquor bill, when
asked specifically whether or not the
| enforcement of this law would forbid
ing liquor is intended by any person
interested therein, to be received*
possessed, sold or in any manner
used, either in original package or
otherwise, in violation of any law of
such State, territory or district of the
United States or place noncontiguous
to but subject to the jurisdiction
thereof, is hereby prohibited."
Some objection to the bill in congress
was based on the fact that it
provides no penalty fior violation, but
it is likely that interstate railroads
and express companies will obey the
law, notwithstanding this fact. Some
liquor has already been confiscated
under the new law in Oklahoma, a
dry State, by State officers.
Can Get Liquor by Court Order.
Abbeville, March 8.?Following a
hearing in the mandamus proceedings,
brought by D. F. Collicutt, of Colum
bia, Chief Justice Gary of the supreme
court of South Carolina today signed
an order to require the Southern Express
company to deliver whiskey consigned
to D. F. Collicutt, of Columbia^
The express company recently issued
"an order holding up all shipments of
whiskey to individuals, basing its ac
tion on the Webb law which was passed
at the last session of congress.
It is expected that the order by Justice
Gary will be carried to the United
States supreme court, which may test
the constitutionality of the Webb law*
The mandamus proceedings wer?
brought by D. F. Collicut, of Columbia.
The express company refused to deliver
a package, alleged to contain
whifllrflv. in Mr. Oolliciitt. on th?
grounds that the Webb law does not
allow shipments to individuals from
one State to another. Under the order
signed this afternoon by Justice
Gary the express company must deliver
whiskey to all individuals in the
State until the case has been finally
settled by the United States.
As Viewed by a Great Paper. g
| American Red Man.
! Past Great Sachem Cole. L. Blfase,
South Carolina's popular governor
who was recently elected for a second
term and who is one of the Palmetto
reservation's hardest working and
; most loyal members, was the princi
j pal speaker at the corn products ex
position which was held in Columbia
j last week and the address of South,
i Carolina's chief executive was enj
thusiastically received by the immense
j throng that trailed co Columbia, to be?.
! present at the exposition.
! A Most Tireless Worker.
American Red Men.
The representatives who attended
the last session of the Great Council
of the United States at Charleston
, S. C., will long remember the hospitable
treatment accorded them in that
Southern city and among the many
South Carolina brothers who worked
incessantly for the success of that
meeting Past Great Sachem Otto Klettner,
of Newberry, will ever be most
pleasantly remembered. Brother Klettner
continues to be one of the Palmet *-*
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to reservation s mu??, nvi^v..,
and his excellent work contributes
largely to the success of the order in
Piano Subscription list.
Previously acknowledged $2#9.50
J. C. Sample ^1.00 instead of 50c
as printed in last list.
McHardy Mower 1.00
Willie Wicker 1.00
? o ho
Frank Chapman 1.00
J. A. Mimnaugli .50
J. C. A'* ms 1.00
E. L. Roaelsperger 25
G. C. SWittenberg 50
R. Y. Lea veil 50
James Gaiiiara *vv
Jennie Morris 50
Calvin Crozier Chapter, U. D. C. 5.00
W. A. Hill LOO
J. E. Norwood 1.00
L. A. and M. M. Salter ^ .50
E. C. Sonnenberg 1.00
Gilder & Weeks 5.00
Winthrop Daughters 2.00
Alfred Matthews 50
Ie Kansas City a Liquor-seller wants
a license for a saloon within a hundred
yards of the bishop's house and
of the- cathedral parish's parochial
school. The bishop's coadjutor ob
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