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x LAND BILL BECOMES LAW.
Gov. Johnson, of California, Adds i
His Signature.?Act Becomes Effpctivp
imento, Cal., May 15.?Califor-;
.ien land bill became the law of
> ate today. Against protests of j
j and representations of Presid
tVilson and his personal envoy,
I f :ary of Stats Bryan. Governor
I , .on signed the bill, and ninety j
days after the adjournment of the
legislature, or on August 10, the act
While the governor was signing the
bill the steamship Korea was passing
1 ? in through the Golden Gate, bearing
^ two distinguished Japanese, one a former
pupil of President Wilson, on a
x mission of investigation.
Within California the act has encountered
triple hostility, which may
delay its operation until November 1,
3914. Democrats opposed State legis|
lation at this time, as a matter of par
ty regularity. Nevertheless, so plain j
to them seems to be the demand for ;
the bill that, after exhausting all par- j
liamentary tactics, the senate gave j
only one adverse democratic vote and j
the assembly only two.
As an expression of this opposition,;
Theodore Bell, late democratic can- j
didate for governor and former chairman
of the democratic State central i
committee, has issued an invitation to j
ihis party to submit the issue to the j
^ people by invoking the referendum j
j against the bill. He grounds his opj
position on two contentions?and that!
' ^ the bill is insufficiently drastic, be- j
cause it permits leases running three..
'* ~ ~ rl >100911 CO it PTTlV?aT
r years, aiiu, jcwuu, ~?-?
rasses the national administration.
> Asiatic League Opposition.
The Asiatic Exclusion l-eague, an or- )
ganization of which the president is |
Olaf A. Tveitmoe, recently convicted!
1 of complicity in the "dynamite conspiracy,"
announced last night that it j
would invoke the referendum purely i
because it opposed the bill as faint- j
Thirdly, the powerful Panama-PacI- |
fic Exposition company, backed by
> many chambers of commerce, has
placed itself on record in opposition i
to the bill ou the ground that it is j
a violation of faith.
In reply to this threatened hostility 1
Gqivfe^E'^r Jdhnson said today, in <
signing the bill:
"I repeat what I have before said: j
"That California for the first time in ;
its history has an anti-alien law. Ajiv
man who wishes another kind of law
may consistently invoKe me miuauve.
No man who really wishes an ali-en
law will sign a referendum as to
"If another law is sought It may be
presented by means of the initiative
and in the -meantime the present law
f, will be in operation. To tie up the
. present law means no law until No
'? ' MAT BRIXG SOT FOR $2S,000.
Chesterites Would Have Jos. B.
Wylie Turn Over Rebate Money. I
Columbia}|ay 19.?That certain
citizens of Chester have asked the
attorney general to bring proceed-!
ings to'recover ?or the State some j
$28,000 from Jos. B. Wylie, of Chester,
which the latter admitted on the ,!
stand in the graft trials that he obtained
as rebates from the purchase
of liquor while a member of the dispensary
board of control ir: rhe days
nf thp "n \T T.V is thp report that
was hefcrd here this afternoon. Attor- j
ney General Peeples admitted that he I
had gotten a letter containing such a
request from Chester and was look-'
ing into th? matter.
Jos. B. Wylie was a member of the
State dispensary board of control j
along with John Black and T. M. I
RaTvlinson. When indictments were j
returned alleging "graft" against
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these and others, Wylie turned State's
evidence and his testimony on the |
stand in the trial of J. S Farnum
caused a great sensation. In rnturn ;
for his testimony he was granted im- j
munity from prosecution by the then |
Attorney General, J. Fraser Lyon.
It was during his testimony that
Wylie admitted that Ms share of the
reDax.es amounted 10 some ^Z5,uuv>,
and it is for the purpose of bringing
suit to recover this money that citizens
of Chester have asked the attorney
general to start proceedings.
Whether anything can be done in
this matter remains for the result of
k the investigations of the attorney
general. It is said that the letter
from Chester pointed out the authorities?
in the law under which proceedings
could he brought. The whole
rm.tter is of much interest to the peo
pie of the State and the attorney gen- I
eral's decision will be awaited with !
-NEGROES OX PULLMANS.
State Law Doesn't Apply to Inter- j
state Traffic.?So Declares Peepies.
The Stare, 20th.
Attorney General Peeples yesterday
gave the opinion that there is no State
law to prevent negroes riding on Pullmans
on interstate journeys. The opinion
was given in reply to a letter from
John G. Richards, Jr., chairman of
th railroad commission; in which it
ion that I do in regard to same, I
made of a negro occupying a berth of j
a Pullman on the Southern's . early j
morning train from the North.
The letter of the attorney general to
Chairman Richards follows:
"I am in receipt of yours of the
14th inst., in reference to a negro
riding in a Pullman car on the 14th
day of May on Southern train Xo. 31,
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^tL'i-cJti runs irom wasiuiigiuii iu
Jacksonville. I note that you say that
this negro had secured his ticket and I
berth in the city of Washington and I
that his destination was Savannah, j
Ga. In reply thereto I beg to say j
that being a native South CSrolinian ;
and believing in the separation of the j
rac-es and holding the personal opin- j
ion that I do in regard to same. I j
would be very glad indeed to be able !
to give you an opinion that the Pull- j
man company could not allow mem- j
bers of the negro race to be pas- j
s-engers in their cars within the bor-1
ders of South Carolina. This, however,
is a matter absolutely beyond
the control of the general assembly j'
of this State when it comes to inter-;
state travel, and therefore is abso- j;
lutely bej'ond the control of the courts '
or executive department of this State.
"We have no remedy at law in a
case such as you mention, unless it
should be perhaps a personal remedy,
to which, of course, as attorney general
1 can not advise you or any
other man to resort.
"There is no law upon our statute
fbooks which would reach such conditions
as you set out in your letter; and
if there were it would be inoperative
on account of the fact that it would be
in violation of the federal constftu
tion, which gives to the American
congress the sole right to regulate
commerce between the. States.
"I would respectfully suggest that
you take the matter up with the United
States senators and congressmen
from this State and request them to
do that which they should have done
long ago?make some endeavor and
try to get through some federal
statute similar to our State statute
providing for separate accommodation
for the different races upon Pullman
pars and all interstate trains, or
at. least ask them to attempt to get a
bill passed similar in some respects to
what is commonly known as the Webb
act, which applies to shipments of!
liquor, leaving to the respective States '
the right to r-egulr.te the carrying and
transportation of interstate passengers
in this particular, as is done as
to the (regju^t'ion of shipments of
"Personally and officially I would
rather see the Pullman cars taken off
all together than tcTsee negroes riding
in them along with white people; but
I can not make the law, I can only
"In this connection I think that
your commission should promulgate a
rule that in the future in taking advantage
of the exemption as to nurses
riding in the car provided for white
n^nnlp that there should be required
a certificate that the nurse is a bona
fide nurse in order that those of us
who travel will not be subject to some
of the annoyances and inconveniences
to which we are now subject on account
of proper restriction not being
thrown around this exemption."
Thought He Had.
In the days of the continuous at
the Olympic, an occasional professional
visitor was a clown with an educated
pig. He used to take the pig
out with him when he had finished
his act and naa mm iiaruesstm up
like a trick pooch with a collar,
shoulder,straps and a leading string.
In this way the grunter trotted along
the street at just his master's gait.
Out of the hotel across the way
came a man who had been hitting 'er
up for a week, during which time he
had remained up all night and had
slept all day. It was his first venture
out in a strong light, and it made
him blink. Along came the clown and
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His Hia.Lt;. juc ,>iui ^ uuww
eyes and halted the vaudeville actor.
"Tell me," he asked earnestly, "is
that a dog or a pig?"
"Why, its a pig. you rummy," was
the answer. "What's the matter
"Thank heaven!" exclaimed Joe
,r . "i+'c o Tilc' it's a
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GARRETT SAFE IX JAIL.
Slayer of f&mphells Taken Without
Bloodshed?Fugitive Surprised in
Thick of Swamp.
Bishoptfille, May 19.?M. L. Garrett,
who killed his son-in-law, Aaron
Campbell, and the latter's father,
Jno. H. Campbell, is now in th<? Lee county
jail, having been placed there
this morning by Sheriff R. E. Muldrow,
Jr., of Lee county, and his aides, with- I
out further bloodshed.
Sheriff Muldrow, who went to the
scene of the double killing immediately
upon notification, was unable to
track the slayer who was in the
swamp with his daughter, until the
arrival of Guard J. C. Robins, of the
State penitentiary, with his dogs,
"Joe" and "Ben."
Thcse dogs wer-e placed on the trial
about 7 o'clock yesterday evening and
immediately took the scent and the
The swamp ;had previously been
surrounded as far as possible by
many citizens wno were assisting m
the search. The dogs bayed the fugitive
about dark and Sheriff Muldrow,
pushing into the undergrowth, caught
sight of the girl's dress and calling
her by name, ordered her to come
to him which she did, to the relief
of all, as it was feared that she would
also be killed by her father.
Gertie Campbell then informed the
sheriff that her father had forc-?d her
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to accompany mm uv uucaicmus u^i
life, that he was heavily armfd, harl a
large supply of ammunition and 'iad
declared that he wo ild defend himseTf
to the last and never be taken
It being then too dark to proceed
with th-? search, close guard was kept
until daybreak. Sher:'ff Muldrow then j
took a dozen men with him and followed
the dogs into the thick swamp.
The sheriff and his aides, with the
valuable assistance of the dogs, w-ere
soon upon the fugitivee. Pressing forward
rapidly, they cime suddenly un- 1
on Garrett, who wras apparently :
asleep, or seeking to hid>e himself <
because of the early morning light,
when he was immediately overpower- >
ed and handcuffed. 1
Garrett's record before the double 1
killing yesterday waj probably the
darkest in the history of Lee county,
'? 1 in nnurf >1 oTO
Fie XlClVlJlg LTTCIl UICU ixa wuii- uv*v
Ser)tember 13, 1910, #or an unnatural
offence and entered a nlea of guiltv
and was sentenced by Judge Geo. E.
Prince to a period of two years in the i
penitentiary. He served his time and :
returned to Lee county, it is said, re- ;
sumed former relations with his
He was ag^in arrpsted and tried on :
several charges ?.nd sentenced 1:0 the j;
Lee county gang for a Deriod of five ;
months. After serving two monihs or ;
his time he -escaped and, it is said, he
has since been living near Dalzell. '
in Sumter county.
His daughter has been staying with
relatives near Rose Hill sine* Garrett
was first arrested and last Friday she ;
came to town with .Aaron Campbell
and they secured a license and were
Garrett is said to nave maae in^
thrcat that he would kill anyone who
married his daughter, and hearing of
her marriage, it is said, he loaded his '
gun with slugs and on Sunday morn- :
ing made his way to the home of the
Campbells. On his way he saw !\Ir. J.
E. Brown, a white man, near the home
wh-ere his son-in-law, Aaron Campbell,
his daughter, Gertrude Campbell, and
J. H. Campbell, the father of young
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uampueu, nvcu quicuj
Arriving there about 1 o'clock, it is
said, he shot the old man in the abdomen,
as he (Campbell) was standing
in his piazza, and when the young
man attempted to run in the door,
Garret shot the top of his head off,
and forcing his daughter to go with
him-?7nade his escap? into the swamp.
The coroner held an inquest yesterday
afternoon, and the jury brought
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in a. verunjl ill ctcv;*ji uauv,c ui>above.
Spotted the Man.
A clerical-looking gentleman, in
the hope of obtaining a contribution,
entered the office of a newspaper and,
finding the editor in, began: I
"t orr> cii/nHnp- aid for a ereEtleman I
of refinement and intelligene who is
in need of a little ready money, but '
is too proud to make known his Bufferings."
"Why!" exclaimed the editor. "I'm (
the only man in town answering that .
description. What's the gentleman's .
"I'm sorry to say I am not at lib- ;
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ercy iu uisujuoc u.
"It must be me, parson. Heaven <
prosper you in your good work," said ;
the editor, wiping away a tear.?Exchange.
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(Subject to Change without Notice.)
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\To. IS Lv. Columbia 4.00 p. m.
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