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X(L Xk MANNEN G. S. C.. WEDNESDAY,_JAN...JABY 1100NO38
INI1l1 E 111OFSE.
The B6dy Gkt, Down to Work on
1 HE WORK DONE SO FAR.
The Dispersay Trouble t, b In
vtstg4ted. Read'ng of the
Governor's Message At
tVIt:vely Listened to
caL.>ite y to ter ti at hi
reuetet ti he ealin. R*. v l . A btey
aake r vn r a t f a-i
in v sh r. t T ne
M r. t1.i 2eniaemurn
Ur r 't
rCsout ion% : . the two
houesc mit in . L al
Thoursday .la -m 1 -. a n,"or-. t,
eec t e uces of .t Mustice
Fm otrene t Ga, :an x ' I ir
before t.i m x -r I -te(
without dseucti n
apoVir a comitte t wit i t h e
Gutoe ro amiUdv fer ,;tc~-i
Hoseizs nas ra y tv r wzor. a i:d t
receie atx mi ) intese i-o' m he
the adopti ot the 1e1;'t 1er,
psJons, Rnobinso ad it, .: n wer
apoited t~e a:.d 'ud;1 Cd (11 av rnor
.\leS wee ncy.
Before this Clerk 1. 1b lemill.f
the Senate was preanti and un
nouncet tadt tt body Was ready for
the transaction af busineis.
ser. Wil then introdu: d a rces
lution providi fer a joint coiminittee:
cofsisting of two Szeator aad three
Represenitaives, to intvestigate the
affairs of the St ate 1)ispensary. The
committee 'ias full ' pwer to send for
persons and paperp: t saar witnussc;
to require tle attetdance of any parties
whose presence sh:Wi he deemedc
necessary; to. appoint an exprt ac
countant and stenographer, an to iii
estigate fuley ail trarnsie'us (A Con
eerning said dspensary and its man
agement, and to take testimony eher
within or without the State,. and shall
have access at all timcs during its
service to all the books and vouchers
and other papers of said institution.
After considerabrle disseussionl the
resolution was aoted by' a large ma
During the deate on the resolution
Pri-ate 'Secretary Aull appeared ard
presented the annu'al t-ssage of Gov
ernor McSweency. It i< qu'te a long
document and t took consideraatjlc
time to read it. TFhe members paid at
tention to the reading and commented
on t-e message a.i was being read,
saying that this or t~.t was time-ly or
good. When Ii C e nage had bc'eu
read Mr. Magill ni v. d that it be
referred to appropre ct. ommittees,
which was aere t'. G'overnor 31e
Sweeeney then it-~eTerted the report of
State His orin noL.nas, whic~h was
received as tiarati-n
MIr. Bates was~ apiti he om
mittee on aieuture. on the cemlnittee
on Penitetitiary~ an'd eo:n-ainee Ont
Mr. Brantley was asaigned to thei
commnittees on e-!ueation ande way and
Speaker Gary an nu ree-i the appoint
me~ of Mr. .1. T. Rlichards as assist
ant clerk of the House.
Mr. Abney, who is chaplain of the
Penitentiary, reliened his position as
chaplain of the lHouse and the Re r.
(. D. Mann was unanimoualy dJeeted
in his place.
A number of new btills were thcn in
troduced and the Houise ad journed to
meet at DN o'clock Wendesday morn
The House assembtled promptly at
the appeieced hour Wednesday and was
opened with prayer by the new chap
an, Rev. C. D Mar.n. Twenty-six
new biils were introduced, some of
them, to all appearances, good metas
ures. Two were kilkdi and 10) with
drawn by their authors. The calendar
numbers 14 pages. each p-age cintain
ima the tities of eight bills on an aver
ale. The ho'use took u:p ihe calendar
snitematically and'worked through the
thst lt10 pages. Anumber of bills of
moere thaui erdinary impolrtanee were
pased over f r the prect.
On aceoun of th e pre-valere of
smalpox an olc her infctious diseases
in this andu Cther States, iuueh itere'st
was manifetd ini the bill to provide
for a sanfiay i... etion. outo-de o.'
cites and- ons When this bill was
called, Dr. Wod of Clarendion secured
the ti-or. Hist tenaraks were somewhat
<xieUded, art ini dr to stop discus
sign itwas de i to 'econtinue the
bi which iracticily killing it.
Su'sequen ty howe'. D r. Hopkins
ad 1D. Wvei e had it restored to theo
caedrto be discussed later.
it is edt on. W oo-i :hat heo last
yeart o;pp te ierqest of the State
board of ha: fI funds to stamp out
s t a. at .1tt but a few dat, s later
he was jit -a t wtn ta or some
(:t:t.e tiy bare was *1uite a lautgh
athi exp e wen "Ctiz n" Josh
Ashlv ad. -1-djes lik to ax the
'enin n on ei. 4su. Whean per
it-ed to do- so, -itin n Joshl inquired
1) Dr Wod a *vr h'd sm-alh'ox.
Tcr.e wa- a~ loud guff- a t this, ana
) \ Woe eu tred-j up a denial, chare
ini" a Cha) ten 'ewptt wi'th mis
ne :e: ingpased seonu readint
Mr. You-a' hii w'hi-ch provies that
in the dissoluion of artncrsip "no
akovled cmnt payat, t.or part
paymnt r reewal, of anty debt ot
igio~in of a hy, ade after notuce
of ti e di-olut:in of the copartner:,hiip
shall have any foce or effe ct to t>nc
any member of the firm, or contunu
his liability to pay said copartnershii
debt, other than the person by whort
such acknowledgemtrt payment, par
anent or rene aa, shall be made, 01
n anytise affect their right to pleac
the statute of limitation or the presuimp'
tino amt front lapse of' time."
Mlr. Sanders' bi' to amend section
: 227 of Vol. 1 of the revised stat
t. f 1-9:, so as to allosx a mortgagee
to pay any delinquent taxes due upon
any property owned by a mortgaor.
t-getiher uith all costs and penalties
which zav have acerned thoreou. and
, I- the same. with interest
IIrIon. in tie dbt 1 by
II: L.,It9a . T his se r e tire . t eZ 01
1-rope rty on w hich th.:re is no nwmp e
A. Well as hat morai
T h-l introduced by the e ite
rn 'ederI relation- req' ting repre
Sentaives in cooere- to introduce a
ineasure pr idin 'or dhe ao:int IenI
o''.du. tes t the South Carolina
'-iitary aei ie to' lieutenantcies ini
ki rl~i! couintv firO:U
M ' bii :nurth-r rc.train
shoo-l trustees, etc., from 1.u os ds
eeuntn c or contrfing for teaehers'
pay el rt't-ate-.
Mr. Cot grove's 'uiil to exetupt cities
of over 101 i habitants from tIe pro
visions 'i the dispeary law was made
h. sp.:eial or-i r for .Jhnuary 23d.
Teoue tihen adjournoi to Thurs
Le lloIuse I-ot prtuiy to work
Trur-sday and iio.d f iderable
IuI z N7. Inase's resotitioa to
au *i it to ti:e people the TiestieLOn of
making the lena h of te rms of iia cimbra
of the llou foir years was killi. As
is tbe eae wijh re'oltio pro
po-ittineeIndet the -Istitu
tion L ' vx un by thi p-'ople.
su0h r0 utiou n u-t recive a tO
tirds \'e of the nezbers of the '?e -
eral a:,uably. The resolution was
killed by a vote of (;I in its favor
aaainst 34 it required S4 votes c a pass.
and only 98 ietubels Voted.
Tle next matter taken up was 6eu
ator Marshals bill providing that Statn
-ntmios In Columbia use water
meters in the consun:ption of water
furnished by the 2ity of Columabia.
Afler some iscussi the bill w.:s
The next bill killed was Mr. luch
ards proposing that the appointmient of
berefieiary tcholarahips in the State
colleges be apportioned among the
several townships, of the respective
eunties by rotation among the town
ships and that in case township has no
ajlicant then tie m; xt township in
ordershall be awarded the scholarship.
There was a fight on Mr. Sanders'
bil to allow suits to be brought to re
Cover damages on policies or contracts
of fire iisurance for loss oecasioncd by
fire, without first (ntering into arbitra.
tion to ascertion the amount of such
loss. Mr. S.nders made astatement of
the causes which led him to introduce
the bill. Under the contract or poliy
as t now atand. there is a clause which
virtually prohibits the insured from
briuing suit to recover damages from
loss under litigation. le read extracts
fro a fire inaurance policy, showing
that thc amLount of the loss is fixed by
arbitrators, but is not guarantced to be
pa'd by the company.
After considerable discussion the
House refused to strike out the cact
ing words. and the bill passed second
reading. The bill states "that any per
son or corporation who shall hereafter
enter into any contract for insuranca
against the loss by fire of his, her or its
property, with any fire insurance cor
poration, company or association doing
business in this State, and whose prop
erty may be either wholly or partially
destroyed by fire while such contract
for insurance is of force, shall have the
right to bring suit in any of the courts
of competentjurisdiction in this State,
aanst such tire insurance corporation,
company or association, to recover any
and all damages such person or corpora
ti :n may have sustained, without first
emereg i to artbitratio-n or appointing
appraiaers with said fire insurance cor
poration, comiyany or association, to
ascertain the amount of any such loss
or damage, any provision in such con
tract to the contrary notwithstanding-"
After the introduction of a number
of new bills the House adjourned to
Friday mo cing.
The first bili discussed in the House
Friday was Mr. Winkler's to provide
for round trip tickets on railroads and
at reduced rates. Thne bill was killed
by a vote of 50 to :3u.
Senator Grubers bill providing for
county courts next came up. Mr.
Baeoc stated that the judiciary comn
mittee lad unanimously reported the
bill favorably. He defended it as -a
aood bill. The house refused to strike
out the enacting words, and the bill
was passed, after, being amnende'd so
that several counnesa were e-xemipteo,
and others which h'ad been exempted.
b; the senate were restore-d under thc
provistons of the il. The counties
exempted are Abbeville, Anderson,
Bamnberg, Be'aufort, Bettley, Chester,
Chestertield, Clarendon, Cherokee.
Dorchester, imet ied, Fairfield,
Georgetewn, Mlarion, llatupton, Lan
aster. Lturens, Lexington, OJrange
burg. O.conce, Pickens,~ Saluda. Sumter,
Williamasburg. Kersha y, Barn wcll,
Greeunlle. X ork,\ Mtiboro, Aiken,
Utnion and Spartanburg.
Senator lle erton' bill to increase the
sa'ary of the S:ate librarian from $600Q
to $S8u0 pas ed by at narrow miaagin
Mr. RI. B. A. Robinson, wocan's
champnion in the house, defended the
bill, as it proposes to increase the sal
ary of the librarian, who is a lady.
Mr. Macill "as so evercomie with the
eloquanc" of Mr. Robinson that he
withdras the motion to kill the bill.
Mr. Asley renewed the m.,tioni. The
librarian had run for the job and she
ought to be satisfied wnth the job. The
State can't afford to be r~iaiing salaries
now. She had t-aken the poaition for a
smalk-r salary than her predecessor.
Mr. Sawyer said that this salary was
not proportionate with that of State
house otlicials or clerks. It had been
$1,000) and was reduced to 6800 and
later to $GtJ0. But it should be 8S800.
Mr. Sharpe said it would 1:ot be gal
tempt an act of gallantry to one. Nr.
Wharton prai-ed the etlitiency of the
librarian. who was poorly paid comn
paratively speaking. Josh Ashley
said he was representing the littl
women who were teaching school for
much less than the salary of the libra
rian. The hill was passed by a vote *W
50 to 55, and when the vote was an.
nounced there was hearty aplause or
Then came the fight on the resolu
tion to prohibit the use of the hall fom
the State ball.
Ile didn't thik " p!roer to ;t the lab
he torn up and th - e.arp L nd:Lting
a'u ed inr pi tti cown the i1 -..rinZ 'or
the ball. Then, i e dI n't ti.irk
the ball shonht he used for 1. * ar
Mr .1 W -a. X!r N i Evans
and 31r W\estoj wantcd to discuSs the
rsolution, bu. .\lr-Johr- m would uot
withdraw Lis mjotion 14 uti i diCly
postpone. which was no debata.'
The vote resulad Ayes. 11: n--. 62.
aui the resolution was uot ki!-d
Yeas-Baits. Br'atlev. C.>oak. (
ro ve. Eird. N G E vnns. itt, lilYi
nwyer. Hollis, Hlopkins. i1.yd riek. W J
Johnsn11. 10kwool. Ia'il, \b.riou,
1Cubouh .1eDill, i lean. 1tchell
be, oes, Nett! . ry
Ha Iae J t W ih daLe, He r-1
Rlcar-. S-:hrk Si r 3Na e
ley, B ilI, Iea'e. ! he Browin',
Sauhnian, Cross. Ciru. Dma -. 1).an.
DeBrul, i:dy. so-s n r. Iuk,
Epps, E Frde Fairey. F,oyd. G rah!:uw.
Hlenders.on..lihJs 11 E l Johnbar
So L'fton, Le. t1ann. l1anning.
Lahai). .lauldiu. .'\ICoy. o1eCraw.
L'auchli. ''lm urin, Miley, 1 tzi.
ery,- P..rify ibeards. G co W li'cch
ardis.n. C E, 11 s C 1" Safner. E'
, Sanders, a :r. ., 0 h.
J L\ Sthu. IStadXXou.,e, \trIn Theu
Varn, rdeW .W:.o, i!
lin ; . Wimybi rly, Wing,. Wn .r
Woleds, It IlI Woo"dward;. M1 NiWo
wVard, W" NV he;,-2.
I hers was a spirited d cate tv, r a
measure whiche proposedi to release
IClarendon froi the operat'ins of t1
law taxin'g tratie in .-eed j ite . r Mr.
M c defendedl thw h!!.
The la k had becn in(i and I
ductive of muIh ;r in arcz it':'
countv. as Williarsulrg. : a
was exrt, (1. Mr Fairey O;0S-dc. the
bill. 1le tlad that if Ch.rendn
were exemp:ed then Orngeburg county
woud sutier by havigi her ea--onr takein
to Clarendon for -ale. Mr .lieLauch
lin also opposed it. Ir Wod o.f Clar
endon favored tile law as it now stads.
The law is a protection to Clarenden
county and the people do nut want it
repealed. Mr WiIhon of Sumter op
posed the bill as a menace to Suater
county. 31r Gamble of -Wiliansburg
atated that his county had no lice:s
and cot:on from Clarendon ivas slol
there. In juatice to Clarecndn he
thought the bill should pass. .\r Jones
of Clarendon spoke in favor of the bill
Mr Gausc of Florence said that the
pre-ent law is unjsa-t. as many poo:
people can't rai:e a bal of c-tton. and
they must traffic in the cotton in the
sced. The bill was killed by a vote of
.9 to o0.
This concluded the wok .f the cal
eudar. and after the introduction of
several new bills, the House a!j.1urnr!ed
to Saturday morning.
Admiral Dewey's Report.
Responding to the senate s resolution
of inquiry the recreinry of the navy
sent a copy of Admiral D--wey's report
from Long Kongdattd March 31, 1S9S.
relative to the capture of' Manila. then
under consideration. lie Statel that
his own squadron was in a high state of
efficiency. Speaking of thre Spanish
forces he sa.d they numbered about
15,00 soldiers of all arms int all the is
lands of which halt' were in vicinity of
M1anihi 'The islands." says the re
po)rt, 'are rnost in a state of insurrec
tion and my informants state that even
the Spanish soldiers, who constitute
only a small part of the whole, are dis
affected. Both ships andl forts are in
need of ammunition. I believe I am
Dot over confident in stating that with
the squradrou under my cimrmand the
vessels could be taken and the aefenses
of M1anila reduced in one day. There
is every reason to believe that with
M1anila taken or even blockaded the rest
of the islanads would fall either to the
insurgents or ourselves, as they are only
held no-v through the suport of the
navy and are dependernt upon M1anila
for supplies. luformnation has j ist
reached rae that there are 5,000 armned
rebels in camp near M1anila 'alho are
willing to assist rme."
Suicide of Naval Officer
Tfhe following cablegram .as received
at the navy dep amtrent Thursday i frm
"M1ortevidco, Jan. 11.l~ I.
"'To the Secrerary'of Nay:
"Lieut. Commanider F' E re comn
mrit-ed suicide We-dnesday evening
Arr'angements have been nade for
burial ashore. A b aard is ordecrud to
exatmine the ci~rumrruee of' th'ecase
ane report."' Ni cause is sugge'ted by
friends here and Ihe has an ex Illeit
ricord. Franmcis E Green was~ born in
Indiana and was 'app -iat." a midship
man in 15t67. LIe graduated in 1871.
WXhen the war broke out he bectaime
the exacutive tofieer of the 31ontgom
er'y. Ie hecame a lieu'enant co:nmattr
der in 1S9:) and was aginir orderAd to
the 31eutgomery on thle Siuth Atlautie
station. whtre he was ~erving at thr.'
time o0f his de'ath.
Our Colonial Records.
ICantresssran Stokes wr'ites the se
retary ofst'ate that he0 proposes as soonl
as posible to titrodui~ a bill ii coa
gress proviinlg for the publi'ation of
thle e 'lonial reords ofi tLe '-'ae oif
South Carohna,. in ',hich tis tate is
ih Congressmian St kes ha1 been
suipplied with n-ueh valuable iinra
tion by M1r. WX. Ro0ss '-mii ti New
York, w ho has recently been e'ar~u
Ioing over all these reera'. lHe Los
writes for Iurther informatio and.
muore exact statemurus to the a'r -Ut
and scope of the records. The pubia
tion of thecse spleudLi' di ?0 n15i
so:n'etting that hias leii b-eI rs d
and needed, and all wrll 'ja:i the
hoethat tie b can a clo
A Free Fight.
iharing a quarrel 'ver' a game of cards
in a ''blind tiger' at Ihundl Ga, Ky.,
ThIursday., in wichL .John .mul Taze
Hall and Arch and Henry L'2ap op'
osed Henry Sutherland. Bcrry arid
Henry Campbell, rev~ivers were drawn
and two hundred shots cxchianged.
Taze Hall and Henry L-ap were killed
and Dave Sutherland and Henry Camp
bell mor ally wounded. Arch Lear
and Hlenry Sulivan were also badly
IN THE SENATE
Ex-Governor Sheppard Elected
President Pro Tern.
NEW SENATORS SWORN IN.
The New Lieutenant-Governor
Presides. Officers ADpointed
and Various New Meaures
Ie Sat: Snate convened at, twelve
'k on Tueday of last week and was
Wpne w0ith prayer by the chaplain, the
Rev. Mr. Waddell. There were only
nin: abent ecs when the roll was called
tey being Senat.rs Bowen, Dean, II
d rton. 1auldin. Walker. Wallace and
Willia-s. Lieienant Governor Scar
borough presided, he having succeeded
to the etiiee 1-y the reason of the cleva
tiQn of the lloi. M. B. MeSweeney to
t!.e G a natorial cfflec. le has been
i 1.e Seraie long enough to be
ia i the rules of procedure and
Le e id with the case and dignity
f m., w ho ha d n*q.ora experience as a
p:-es,. in iier. l takira the chair
.\Ir S*heaooih said: "Sincec tht last
nice'' the Chief Exceutive of South
Carolba ias been called away. lIe
who was l'rcsidernt of the last session
has ben called upon to exercise the
high fune:ions of Governor of the
'VO'er'ien Siato. which we all love. By
vir:u:- f vour kindnress in clecting ine
- Iur preiing o:nuer I now occupy
tli o. ition. [ bring to it neither
letrninc nor expertence, but an earnest
an;d hunibie I urpose to discharge its
duit s to the best of my ability. In
the disebarge of these duties I ask your
earnc-t aid and co operation.
Since the last session two vacancies
have ocened, one from Horry and the
othr fromi Lexington. In pursuance
of authority writs of election were is
-ud a::d J A McDermott was elected
Sen:ator from llorry and D M Crosson
Senator from Lexington. These two
gentlenen came forward and was sworn
On motion of Senator Henderson the
usual comuittee was appointed to in
4formi the Governor and the IHouse that
the Senate was ready for business.
This committee consisted of Senators
Henderson and Barnwell. While they
were out Senator Ma)field nominated
Senator Sheppard, of Edgefield, as
President pro tem.
Senator Brown wanted the rules sus
penled and Senator Sheppard elected
bV a::elatation, but the Constitution
rcuiris a viva voce vote. Of course
Scitor Sheppard got all of them. He
came forward and took the oath. After
returninz to his seat he arose and
thanked tho Senators for the courtesy,
and expressed his high appreciation of
the honor. le said it would give him
great pleasure at all times to assist
the presiding officer in the administra
tion of his high office.
The presidilg officer then announced
the following appointments: William
Godfrey, of Herry, keeper of the presi
dents room; Milton Alexander, of
Oconce, page;- W Boyd Evans, Journal
cerk, to succeed E HI Aull, who is now
private secretary of the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Barnwell Senator
Crosson was put on all committees upon
which Senator Griffith was. As Mr
M\1Dermott, of Ilorry, is not a lawyer.
Senator Brown, of Darlington, was
placed on the judiciary committee, in
place of the Lieutenant Governor, who
was formerly on the committee.
Senator Aldrich introduced a resolu
tion looking to an investigation o-f dis
pensary affairs, which went over for
consideration to-morrow. The resolu
tion is identical with that introduced
in the House by Mr Winkler.
THE GOVERNOR S MEsSAGE.
Tlhe comnmittee to notify the Governor
returned atnd almost immediately after
Secreta.ry Aull came in with the mes
sae and the reading of it was begun by
Clerk Stewart. Senator Mayfield insist
ed that the whole message be read with
out skipping. All the members had
copies on their desks and they followed
the reading with the closest attention.
A. short interruption was had to allow
the clerk of the house, Mr Hamner, to
announce that the [House was organized
and ready "for work," as he expressed
it. The reading (of the message was
completed at 1.15 o'clock and another
essace was received from the Gover
Stransmitting the report of the Con
fecerate historian. The report was
referred to the cormmit tee on milhtary.
On moion of Senator Mower the
various subjects treated of in the Gov
ernor's muessage were referred to appro
Senator Brown resigned as a member
of the committee on agriculture and
moved th~at Senator 31eDermott he ap
pointed in his stead. This was agreed
to and Senator 31eDermott was appoint
ed ou comihttees on offics and officers
ad on the Penitentiary.
After the introduction of a few bills
and concurrent resolutions the Calen
ar was reached, but, on motion of
Senator May field. consideration of bills
went cover until Wednesday.
O moinof Mr May tield the Meares
eammtitted to the judiciary committee.
The insurance representatives wrill
probably be iven a hearing on Thurs
Senator Appelt introduced his local
o'ti')n bill. It was referred to the
emo~uittee on judiciary.
Senator McDermott introdued an
amti ndment to the county government
law, making the terms of ot~ee of su
perviors fo~ur years.
-'.nator Mlarshall introduced a con
currenit resolation to authorize the Gov
'r-mr to appoint a commuissioner to col
. et and perpetuate testimony relating
to the claimsj of the State of South
Car'!iua against the United States aris
ing under the Acts ot Congress known
asthe Captured and Abandoned Prop
erty Acts, approved March 12, 1863,
and dJuly 2. ~18G4.
Senator Barnwell asked for indefinite
leave of' absence on account of sickness
in his family and the request was
The Senate adjourned at 1.25 until
The Senate was called to order at
non Wednesday by Lieut. Gov. Soar
borough. and the opening prayer was
made by Chaplain Waddell.
The concurrent resolutiri from the
house providing for an investigation of
the dispensary was referred to the ju
diciary committee. The same di-posi
tion was later mado of Senator Al
House bill 116 to reaulate the prae
tice in suits brought -.n causes of av
tion which are saved from the bar of
the statute of limitations by part pay
ment or written acknowledgement was
the first on the ca'endar. It was
passed as follows:
Section 1. That f-on and after the
passage of tLis act, all actions upon
causes of action which would be barred
by the statute of limitations but for
part payment or a written acknowlied_ -
ment, shall be brouzht on the criiical
cause of action, and the part paymert
or written acknowledcement shl be
evidence to prevent the bar of the
statute of limitations.
Messages were received from the gov
ernor transmitting the report of the
phosphate inspector and the memorial
in reference to draining the low lands.
The memorial was referred to the con
mittee on -agriculture.
The report of penitentiary inves iga
tion was received and it was movod to
receive the report as information, to
discharge the committee with tie
thanks of the senate for the fithful
discharge of their duty, and that. report
be not printed in the journal. Carried
Senator Aldriei's re.olution to in
vestigate the dispensary was referred to
the judiciary committee.
Senator Livinzstou introduced a hbill
to amend section 2 of an act entitled
"An act to iccorporate Marlboro,
Marion and I1orry Railroad comrn-any,
approved sixth day of March, 1S99," so
as to authorize said company to con
struct its line from the State line and
to co:nect with the Seaboard Air Line.
litferred to committee on ailroads.
The S:.nate then adiourned over to
The Senate's session Thursday was
short and uneventful. Abou: an hour
was devoted to the introduction of new
bills, of which there were 10, and to
the consideration of the calendar.
After that a recess of a few minutes
was taken until the hour of noon when
the senate and honse met in joint as
sembly, the proceedings of which are
Senator Graydon's resolution to in
struct and require the attorney general
to inve.tigate the operation of the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical company was
really the only interesting measure in
troduced. As is generally known this
concern has purchased nearly all the
phosphate or fertilizer factories in the
south and now controls all of them
in S-uth Carolina with only a fev ex
ceptions. The purpose of Senator
Graydori's resolution is to determine
whether this combine has violatLl the
anti-trust law of this State and to I ave
the attorney general institute pr eeed
ings against the company if ground of
action be found. This is the first
measure which might be termed anti
trust legislature to come before the
general assembly since the unprece
dented development of the industries
of the State within the last few years
and the rapid multiplication ol corpo
rations. Being himself a well-posted
lawyer, Senator Graydon may have
good grounds for his action.
The only debate among the senators
was upon the bill requiring returns of
banks to be made with the comptroller
general. The bill was killed by a de
cisive vote and it is thus seen that the
senate is not disposed to be unneces
sarily harsh in its treatment of corpo
rations. During the discussion, the
banks received commendation fir the
help they had given farmers and busi
ness men in days of financial distress.
Mr. Stevenson's house bill to make it
a misdemeanor to s-sear falsely or com
mit fraud in the management of a pri
mary election or votin.; in same, was
passed to its third reading.
Senator Livinestone's bill to author
ize the construction of' a new jail in
Marlboro county was passed to its third
reading. Senator Sheppard gave no
tice of amendment.
At this point the senate went to the
house of representatives for the j,>int
assembly to elect a supreme court jus
tice. Immediately after returoing, the
sene* ad journed until 11 o'clock Friday
In the Senate Friday Senator Appelt
moved that the sergeant-at arms be au
thorized to furnish the senate with bet
ter drinking water. Senator Appelt
suggested Harris Litha water as suitable
but Senator Areher statted diatilled
water from the State dikpetnsary might
be secured. This bro..ht out a laugh
froms tie senators. fThe re solution was
lpnt in writing and wh'o it came up fo
consideration, it pro.:o~ -d conaiderable
discussion. Columbia~ water did not
lack for defenders. Sncator Mar-ahall
arose to oppose the libel upon the water
of histown, but Senator Sheppard hadl
the floor, and made such a vigorous dc
fense that no other was necessary and
Senator Marshall kept quiet and en
joyed it all. Senator Sheppard remarked
that he thoucht the senators could af
ford to drink'the water used by -3Y000'
people every day. Senator Maytichi:
"h the water chemically pur(?"
(Laughter.) Senator Sheppard: It is.
Seriously, the water ha - been analyzed
and found chemically pure. N) one
has evi r hteard of any rne being made
sick by dri ciking Coluneis water. I t is
pure and generally e> :r. The water
does rot cost the Statv a cent, comizn:
under the State's general contr-act with
the city which the houme has refused to
abrogate. le thought it would be ex
travagant to buy water. Senator Ap
pelt said he understood the senate had
been buying spring water. "Tuose of
us who use nothing but water want the
very best." (Laughter.) The resolu
tion was inderiuitely postponed and
thus Columubi's water was vindicated.
Senator Mauldin's bill to regulate
the width of the tires of vehicles was
made a special order for today. it is
expected that this measure will attract
The subatitute for Senator G. W.
Brown's bill on municipal taxation was
adopted with little debate. it follows:
Section 1. That on and after tile ap
proval of this act, no separate returns
for taxation shall be required or en
forced by the autherities of any city or
Sec. 2. That the county auditors of
this Statc shall keep the returns of all
property liable to taxation within any
.it or town of their contyi separate
from the returns of property in the
same township not taxable by such city
and town but taxable by State and
county, and shall also plainly indicate
on the tax duplicate all property tax
able by each city and town, so that
all municipal authorities may without
dilliculty base levies without separate
returns for taxation.
Sec. 3. That for the purpose of taxa
tion, the corporate authorities of all
cities and towns shall have authority
to conform the fiscal year of each city
and town to and with the fiscal year
of the State, and to fix the time for
levying and collecting municipal taxes.
6il motiou of Senator Archer, Mr.
Dean's house bill to regulate the grant
ing of pensions was laid on the table.
Mr. Livingston's bill providing for a
new jail in Marlboro was passed and
sent to the house.
The Senatc having disposed of the
c:Oendar adjourned to Saturday.
A SHOCKING DISASTER
Steamship Wrecked and Every Soul
A dispatch from St. John's, N. F.,
sayr' "The wrecked and burning hull
in St. Mary's b:iy of an unknown two
mnasted steamer with ith its crew of
probably 60, ard erhaps some passen
gers, all perishing, is one of the worst
marine disasters in this section for a
considerable period. There is not the
slightest prospect that any soul aboard
escaped death, as the intense mid-win
ter cold would kill any who escaped
drowning. The ill-fated vessel was of
nearly 3,000 tons burden. She went
ashore before daybreak Thursday, strik
ing a ledge at the foot of the cliff,
where escape was hopeless. Tho crew
launched the boats, but probably dur
ing the panic some were crushed against
her sides, others being swamped, and
all the occupants apparently perishing.
The ship was seen to be afire by resi
dents six miles away. Attracted to the
scene they found the aftcr half of the
wreck blazing fiercely, and the fore
palt under water. Kerosene in the
cargo helped the blaze. At that time
only three men were left on board.
Two were on the bridge and one was in
the rigging. Those on the bridge were
safe until about 2 p. mn., when they
were washed overboard and drowned,
the bridge being carried away. The
survivor soon after left the rigging,
swam to the rocks and twice endeavored
to geat footing. Failing in this he
made his way back to the rigging,
where he died of exposure during the
night. Many dead bodies are visible
tossiug in tho surf. Two of them
thrown up in a cove cannot be reached
owing to the heavy sea. One is thought
to be that of a woman.
Boats and other wreckage are strewn
among the rocks for miles. Yesterday
(Friday) was more stormy than the day
before; and it was impossible to reach
the wreck, which has gone to pieces to
such an extent that it has sunk be
neath the waves. A severe gale is rag
ing to night, which is likely to reduce
her to fiagments. The wreck commis
sioner hopes to be able to obtain her
name today (Saturday.) Residents
along the shore made every possible
effort to rescue the survivor in the
rigging, but lacking proper out fts they
were unable to succeed. A messenger
who has just arrived from Peter's river
reports that a trunk filled with women's
clothing had beeni washed ashore there
as well as a garment which is rather
water-proof cape, such as is evidently
a man's, marked with the initials "J.
J." This seems to indicate that the
ship had passengers.
A ROaRING STOR M
Kills One Man and Blows Down Sev
A g-~eial dispatch from Abbeville to
the Columbia State saye: "This
vicinity was visited by perhaps the
severcat storm in its history last night.
It was blustering weather with occa
sional showers all day long and was
unusually warm for the season, Shortly
after dark the skies were nearly clear
but in a little while thundering was
heard with quite a display of electricity;
in a few moments heavy clouds gathered
and a deep roaring sound like a train of
ears was heard. It was a heavy storm
passing through the outskirts of our
city in a northeasterly direction. It
sems from reports this morninig that
the storm passed the farm of Miss Ellen
Ger, near Warrenton, where it did
much damage to barns and outbuildings;
it t hen passsed the plantation of M. H.
Wilson, where it blew bown his barn,
dnbles and three negro cabins and killed
a nero man, then to the plantation of
JI. li. Ferguson and T. F. Ferguson, on
both ofI whose places it blew down barns,
eribs and out houses. The next point in
the storm's course was the place of Z.
G. Sprott, about one mile from the
court house on Main street, where
some outhouses were damaged. A
wagon body belonging to Mr. Sprott
was taken up and hurled against the
eatle of Dtepenser Calvett's house
do:1g considerble damage besides
othe~r iljury the residence received.
Hiarrisburz was the next place the
storm struck, some damage in the
meantime hiaving been done the build
ins en thec place of Mr. WV A Smith,
where a number of Negro houses were
unroofed or blown down. Several
houses were blown down on Greenville
stret, beyond the branch near the one
ile pos5:. The last heard from the
storm near this place was on the Roach
farm, where a barn and two outhoses
were demolished and two mules killed.
Several houses were unroofed while
the occupants slept and with those
that were blowvn down and a number of
Neirroes arc houseless today."
A Bloody Battle.
'[he London Daily Mail says: 'We
learu that in the attack on Ladysmith
last Saturday, Jan. 6, the British losses
were 14 officers killed, 34 wounded and
over St00 non-commissioned officers and
men killed or wounded. The Boer
losses, we hear are. estimated at be
tween 2,000 and 3.000."
Will Run for Governor.
A. Howard Patterson, of Barnwell,
has announced his candidacy for gov
ernor as a dispensaryite in the coming
race for executive honors.--Columbia
A MODEL OFFICIAL.
A Good Man to Elect State Liqour
The Orangeburg correspondent of the
News and Courier has secured from
Dispenser J. H. Claffy a statement of
the business done at the Orangeburg
dispensary during the past year, which
may prove of general 'nterest just at
this time, when it is generally expected
that the Legislature will make some
desired changes in the management of
the dispensary as a whole. It may be
said that if the State board of control
attended to its business with as little
friction or fuss as the Orangeburg coun
ty board of control the people of the
State would be better satisfied with af
fairs. Dispenser Clafiy has had charge
of the Orangeburg dispensary since it
was first established and he has given
universal satisfaction. Orangeburg
county would like to make this sugges
tion to the Legislature: Stop putting
extreme partisan politicians at the head
of dispensary affairs. Pat the dispen
sary management on a business basis.
Promote those dispensary officials who
have proven that they deserve promo
tion, and discharge those who promote
friction and prove themselves failures
in subordinate positions. To carry out
these suggestions Capt. Claffy should
be promoted to the position of State
commissioner as a reward for conduc
ing the local dispensary so satisfactori
ly to the friends and enemies alike of
the dispensary system. This dispen
sary is one of the best in State as to its
management and the amount of busi
ness that is done here will make it rank
among the first in that respect. Let
Capt. Claffy put into the general man
agement of the State dispensary'the
same business system and careful re
gard for details that has characterized
his management of. the local Orange
burg dispensary and do not hamper
him with a bickering, quarrelling set of
politicians as a State board of control.
Your correspondent does not know that
Capt. Claffy could be induced to accept
the State co umissionership and give up
the certain place here in Orangeburg,
but his promotion would undoubtedly
meet the approval of a majority of the
people of Orangeburg county.
The following is a statement of the
business done at the Orangeburg dis
pensary by quarters:
First Quarter-Price to conqumers,
$8,922.61; price to dispenser, $7.291.13;
gross profits, $1.631.48. Expenses,
$579 15; net profit to city and county,
Second Quarter-Price to consumers,
$5,822.23; price to dispenser, $4,779.70;
gross profits, $1,042.53. Expenses,
$569 62; net profits to city and county,
Third Quarter-Price to consumers,
$7,508.62; price to dispenser, $614 17;
gross profits $1,367 45. Expenses,
$533 35; net profits to city and coun
Fourth Quarter-Price to consumers,
$15,095; price to dispenser, $12,236 21;
gross profits, $2,858 79. Expenses,
$629 68; net profits for city and coun
Totals for Year-Price to ecnsars,
$37,348.46; price dispenser, 30,448 21;
aross profits, $6,900. 25. Expenses,
$2,309. 80; net profits for city of Orange
burg and county of Orangeburg, share
and share alike, $4,590.45. It would
be tedious reading, an itemized state
ment for the year, but to give an idea
of what goes into the expense account
of local dispensaries the itemized ex
penses for the month of Deetaber are
as fellows: Rent, $20; electric light,
60 cents; stationery and stamps, $3 50;
wrapping paper, $4.50; drayage. $18 66;
breakage, $26 46; county board of con
trol, $27 50; salary additional clerk,
$16; salary regular clerk. $35; salary of
dispenser, $75. By far thc largest busi
ness of any munt'i of the year was done
in December, so that the items for
drayage, breakage, ete, are greater than
for any other month. Then, too, the
expense of an additional clerk comes
into the expense account only for De
cember. These items of the other
months are similar, with additional
items for insurance in one month
amounting to about $25 for the year.
and license expenses, which are put
into the account of the month when
Married on the Train.
The Greenville correspondent of The
State says "the passengers and crew on
the Southern train between Columbia
and Greenville Wednesday were treated
to an unusual attraction, being wit
nesses to the marriage of Miss Edith
Riggs, of Orangeburg, to Mr. Holloway,
of CJhappells, which was solemnized
while the train was speeding along be
tween Helena and Silver street at the
rate of 45 miles an hour. Miss Riggs
was en route to Abbeville to -visit the
family of her uncle there. Mr. Hollo
way and a couple of friends boarded
the train at Prosperity, having ar
ranged that the minister should get on
at Newberry. As soon after leaving
Newberry as possible the marriage took
place and the happy folks left the train
at CJhappells, where they will reside.
The Rev. Mr Bowers, of Newberry,
was the officiating minister." The
marriage was a great surprise to the
friends of the young lady at Orange
Kidnapped Boy Recovered.
Lewis Tolghman, a New York lad 12
years old, who was kidnapped in that
city nearly two years ago, was located
near Tennille, Ga, Wednesday and
brought to Augusta Friday by his fath
er on their way back home. The boy
is an unusually bright little fellow,
seemingly beyond his years, speaking
very intelligently and appearing much
interested in the story of his kidnap
ping, but does not remember the facts.
Spanish Wish to Fieht.
The Gibraltar correspondent of the
London Daily Telegraph says: "Three
thousand time-expired Spanish soldiers
from the Cuban war have offered- their
services to Great Britain in South Af
rica. The government here has in
formed their agent that he is not au
thoized to enlist foreigners."
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Address of President Stevens to
PLANT FOOD CROPS.
Make Small Bills, Buy for Cash
If Possible; Reduce Cotton
Acreage and Don't
The first annual convention of the
Jotton States association .of the com
missioners opened at New Orleans on
Wednesday. Georgia, North Carolina,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
New Mexico were represented. Com
missioner Jastremski, in the absence of
Governor Foster, delivered the address
of welcome, which was responded to by
Commissioner Calver of Alabama.
President Stevens then delivered his
"For years," said Col. Stevens, "the
farmers of the South have been drifting
into a condition of bankruptcy and de
moralization. This is not due to ster
ility of soil, nor to unfavorable climatic
conditions. It is not altogether fair to
lay the fault of failure to our people,
for as a class they have worked indus
triously, in and out of season, but they
have not worked with any fixed par
pose of permanent benefit in the end.
I hav for years been urging the farm
ers of Georgia to reverse their methods
if they would escape . the conditions
which have re.rulted from a la.-k of di
versification in planting th-ir crops.
The salvation of the -people depends
upon rural independence, and I urge
upon each of you, the commissioners
of the cotton states, to call upon your
people to change their methods of farm
ing. The farming interest has been
the subject of much diteussion by the
press and the people of the South for
the past 12 months; so much so that
the people of the rural districts are
seeking information by reading the
daily and weekly papers and agrical
tural journals. This is one of the im
portant channels through which this
association must rely in reaching the
farming class, by writing monthly let
ters upon agricultural subjects and
questions,.to be published once a month
in your newspapapers."
Mr. Stevens said there was no doubt
the South is more prosperous today
than at any other time within the last
30 years; prices have advanced and the
people are more hopeful. "Tell your
farmers," he said, "to make small bills;
to buy for cash if possible; to plant
largely for food crops and reduce the
acreage in cotton even below that of
last year. The cotton crop of 1899
1900 will barely reach 9,000,000 bales
and the average price paid thus far has
been seven cents. But if our farmers
go wild again, as they did in 1898
buy everything they can on time, plant
the whole earth in cotton, and make a
crop of eleven and one-half million
bales-the country will be ruined,
almost beyond hope."
Two Burglars Capturted.
Robbers visited the stables of Mr. F.
H. Hyatt, Mr. Lindfors and others
near Hyatt Park and took a good sup
ply of harness, etc., Tuesday night.
T wo Gypsies who had been camping in
the neighborhood were suspected.
When a search for them was made they
could not be found. A telegiam to
Winnsboro caused them to be inter
cepted. The stolen property was found
in their wagon. 'lhey gave their names
as Arthur and James Lamand, and
seem to be a fine pair. They say the
horse and wagon they had belonged to -
them, but this is to be doubted, for in
their possession was found two large
dry goods boxes filled with sadales, lap
robes, carpets, harness, and other ar
ticles, about one hundred keys of dif
ferent sizes and styles, calculated to
work in almost any lock, and a kit of.
burglar's tools In their pockets they
bad about $29 in money. The younger
man confessed to the Hyatt park rob
beries, but the other fellow denies any
complicity. Both are in jail.-Colum
- A Cadet Missing.
Boyne Vaught, a cadet of the Porter
Military academy, at Charleston is
missing. He was furloughed by Dr.
A. Toomer Porter some days ago, in
order to visit his mother in New
Orleans, who, the cadet said, was ill,
and this was the last seen -*of the boy.
He has not reported to his parents at
New Orleans and his whereabouts, so
far as can be ascertained are -not
known. He boarded a southbound
train with his baggage properly checked,
but neither he nor the baggage have
put ir. appearance at New Orleans.
Vaught made no secret of the fact that
he did not care to study, and was
especially against military training and
study and the incidental restraint.
He resorted to the subterfuge of stat
ing that his mother was ill in order to
get money from Dr. Porter to enable
him to leaye Charleston.
They Are Well Paid.
The allowance by the probate court
at Chicago of $425,000 for the execu- -
tors on the will of Mr. George M. Pull
man gives to these two-men an inde
pendent fortune for two years's service,
and only a small part of their time, of
course, was devoted to this worc. The.
regular business of Mr. Robert T. Lin
coln has not been interfered with by
the performiance of this additional trust
and probably never amounted to $10,
000 in any year. For settling up the
he estate of Millionaire Pallman he
eceives the song fortune of $212,500.
Fatal to Fishermen.
Heav y gales are blowing along thf
entire French coast, and a number ce
small vessels, with their crews, havt
been lost, although several life boat
rescues are reported. A fishing boa
foundered o1R Boulonge-Sur-Mer, nine
of the crew perishing. The bark -
Jeanne Eugenis sank near Cherbourg
-ad fiepesn were drowned.