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VOL.~~~~ XV __ANING.. S. C.., WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7q 90 O 1
The NMpr Up Atn Before the
MAYFIELD BiLL PASSES.
Various Schemes Rejected and
the Fintl V-te Shows S-n
timent of Senators on
The petidi'n~r- m ;ure wh ei the -
ate met Tu-esiny nig wi -4ter
Gravdon's bill and ihe pr - a
ments. The :rylon bi2, 1r.iding
for a board o- can'ro of .te icffl:ers,
had been amuended b:y riig out titis
provision. Senator ArcbNer o 3red an
amendruent to s-ou 2 providiu' that
the board should con.iit of three mcm
bers, the szeate to clect one member
of tae board, who should be chairmian,
the house to elect the other two, the
tern, to be two .-ears, an-i th4. they
shall receive per diem and mileage t-f
members of the legislature atsd t
days ifte: approval :f this act sha:!
meet and take oath of office. Senator
Archer sail he had no spceech to make,
but had been thinking abut this mat
ter a great deal. He izd not wish to
see a repetition of the scene of last
year in ccLing n1mmibers of the board
in joiAL assembly. Al'o there would
be removed the opportunities for aanbi
tious men wi- ti-ig to be cbairmtan.
The cowplexio:n of the board would be
different from that if both houes elect
ed together. EAch house would be on
its mettle to put the best possible mUcO
on the board. After mucn discussion
pro and con the vote was taken on the
Archer substitute, which was adopted
by a vote of 25 to 11. The vote was as
Yeas-Archer, Blakeney, Brown,
Connor, Crosson, Dennis, Douglass,
Gleun, Gray don, Henderson, Hough,
Ilderton, Love, 3larzhall, Mauldin,
Ma)field, McDermott, Ragsdale, S..r
att, St.nland, Sudaath, Talbird, Walk
er, Wallace and Waller-25.
Nays-Aldrich, Alexander, Appeit,
Barnwell, Bowen, Brown, G. W., Gru
ber, May, Manning. Mower and Shep
Senator LivingSton announced that
he was paired with Senator Wiliais
on all dispensary qaestinns, but he did
not kiow how Senator Williams would
have voted on this substitute, so he
asked to be excused fro:n voting,
which was done. Senator Livingston
would have voted aye had Senator
Wiliams been present.
The compositimn of the board of
control being determined, the next
mooted question was the manner of
electing the commissioner. Senator
Henderson offered an amendment to
the origihal Mayfield substitute pro
viding for the appiintment of a com
missioner by the governor until the
next general elecv j. when the com
missioner shall be e-.I::o-i by the peo
Senator Sheppar 1 i hought the senate
had agreed the goveru'?r should not
have any thing to d, witit the matter,
nor did he think the peopie should
elect the comnaissio'ner. le would pro
pose that the commnis-imner be elected
by the legislature.
Senator Henderson raid the three
propositions-tv elect by the people,
by the legislature or by the board
would come before the senate. le did
not think the commissioner shoud be
elected by the board, as that was one
cause of the present trouble. As to
election by legislature, the senate had
declared the directo-rs should not be
elected by joint assembily. Election by
the legislature would mean a scramble
for the place when the legislature had
other business before it and had no
man in mind. Hie thought the govier
nor should appoint for the intermiin
and the people then elect. The people
could choose with discrimination.
Senator Manning said he would vote
against election by the board, as that
was the cause of present trouble. He
oposed election by the legislature be
ause of the logroliing and cire palhing
incident upon such elections. it came
then to Senator Hendersea's plan. He
favored part of it-appointment by the
governor. This alluwed division of re
sponsibility, and hie thought would se
cure a good man.
Seaator liderton said if he were gov
ernor and the legislature should place
the appointment on him he would give
up the office. The responsibility should
be on the legislature. Hie favored a
one-year term for the commissioner.
Senator Rtagsdale favored election by
die people. in reply to him, Senator
Apelt urged that it would be an in
justice to put this upo~n the governor
when both ne and the appointee would
have to go before the people at the
same time. T[here would be charges of
collusion of interests.
Senator Livingston offered an amend
ment to the amendment making the
appointment by the governor, with the
conformity of the senate. This was
ruled out of order at this time.
Senator Sheppard offered the simple
proposition: - -Sball the commissioner
be elected by the pcople." T he ayes
and noes resulted in the defeat of this
proposition by a vote of 11 ayes and 25
noes, as follows:
Ayes--Aldrich, .Alexan ler, A ppelt,
Barwell, Gruber, Hietd-rson. Hough,
Mower, Ragadale, Sarratt, Suddah-1 1.
Nays-Archer, Blaketoey, B'owen, G.
W. Brown, W. A. Brown, Connor,
Crosson, Dennis, Douglass, Glenn,
Graydon, Hay, Ilderton, Limngston,
Love, Manuing, Marshall. Mlauldin,
Ma) ield, McDermott, Sheppard, Stan
land, Walker. Wallace, Waller-25.
Senator Henderson then withdrew
his amendment, and Senator Living
stn's amendment providinag for ap
pointment, with consent of the senate,
was declared in order.
Senator Sheppard offered a substi
tute for Senator's Livingston's provid
ing for election by the general assem
bly. Senator Graydon offered an
amendment to the same effeet, fixing
sulary at $3 00U and surety bond in
sum of $75,000), being .similar to the
first section of the original Graydon
iI1 It was very long, and Senator
'Sbeppard objected to its consideration.
The vote on Senator Sheppara s sub
tiut wa taken, resulting in the
~I (J t he 'U b..,'i I. :.V 8 vote (A
. -y s- ldrich. Al.-xauder, Appeit.
. r Lakeney, Bowen, G. W.
Bro-wn, COnnor, Croeson, Denuii,
l., Graler, Hay, lHough, Ilderton,
L .\ 'larsha-ll, Ma. field, 31eDermott,
I Ragsidale. S.rratt, Sheppard. Staaland,
1udda-h, Wallace, Waller-2C.
NSays-3larnwell, W. A. Brown,
D) u as<, Graydon, Henderson, Liv
iv ton. Mlanning, Mauldin, Mower-9
Seiitor Graydon chauged his vote
fromt- aye to no because, while he fa
voted election by the legislature, he
dId not think the Shepi ard amend
Ient in Proper form.
The senate by the adortion of the
Archcr and Sheppard substitutes had
declared its position on the dispensary.
Af -r -il. otnr matters had been
aitevnd*d to in the Senate Wednesday
Sezoat 'r Archer referred to the delay
iast .ear which reuhted ia the def<-at
of dispensary legislation, and the same
would be pleasing tosiuesenators now.
'I hre was an undereurrent that at
night sessions the senate was too much
disposed to indulge in oratory. His
motion to take up the bill was agreed
to, and the question then before the
senate was the Ma field bijl, which was
.ffered as a ,ubstitutc for the G.aydon
Senator Sheppird moved to strike
out section 5 of the Mayfield substitutc
providing that the county dispensers
a'ould be appointed by the governor
on the recommendation of the legisla
tive delegation. The motion was agreed
to withoui division by a viva voce vote.
Senatur Sheppard then offered the
follo~in a.; section 5:
TLc e .::ty dispenser shall be ap
pointeid ny the governor on the recom
mendation of a board consisting of the
county supervisor, foreman of the
grand jury and the mayor or intendent
of the ciiy or town in which the dis
pensary is loeated or by a majority of
such bo-ard; and his term of office shall
be for one year; Provided, That when
a dispensary is located without an in
corporated town the dispenser should
be appointed by a board consisting of
county supervisor, foreman of the
grand jury and auditor or by a majori
ty of such board. Said dispenser may
be removed by such board at their dis
cretion. The compensation shall be
fixed by said board of directors.
Senator Sheppard gave his reasons
for this plan. He thought the dispen
sers should be appointee by the local
authorities who know the conditions.
Senator Barnwell moved to strike
out the foreman of the grand jury.
Senator H.-nderson moved to substi
tuto the county auditor for the fore
man which was satisfactory to Senator
Barnwell, and Senator Sheppard ac
cepted this amendment.
Senator Ilderton offered a substitute
making the county boards appointed
by the State board as under the pres
ent law. He spoke against placing the
county officials on the board.
Senator Gruber moved to amend the
Ilderton amendment by adding that the
appointments should be "by and with
the consent of the senate." Senator
Ilderton accepted this ameniment.
Senator Barnwell said he understood
the idea of the Maytield bill was to
decentralize the business but this
amendmnt did not have that effct,
and if this amtenent is carried, the
only change woud be in the State dis
The vote on Senator Ilderton's
amendment resulted in its adoption by
a vote of 18 to 16, so that the bill was
amended so as to make the county
board appointive by the State board,
the appointment to be confirmed by the
See ator Bowen moved to strike out
section 6, leaving it to the board of
contro' to fix the profits. The senate
agreed by a viva voce vote to amend
ment and the 6Lh sectien of the Mlay
feld bill was accordingly stricken out.
The State board of control will there
fore fix the price and the profL~s on the
Senator M1auldin offered an amend
ment to section 4, providing that the
commwi-sioner should give a surety
bond of $75,000 in three companies in
stead of a personal bond. The original
Graydon bill had this provision.
Senator Barnwell offered an amend
meet requiring constables to give bond
in sum of $500. This was adopted
Senator lderton offered an amend
ment to section 5, providing that the
county dispenser shall be elected by
the county board. This was adopted
without an objection.
Senator Sullivan moved to amend by
making the bill effective ten days after
approval instead of after its passage.
This als-, passed.
Senator Sheppard proposed an amend
ment making it unlawful for the State
commisioner or other employe in
State or county dispensary to plaee
any false or misleading labels on bottles
or packages of whiskey, violation to
work forfeiture of office.
The M1ay field bill as amended was
then passed to the third reading with
out a vote in opposition, the vote being
The bill as it finally passed provides
for the election of the state board of
three members, one to be elected by
the senate, the others by the house.
Ziyare to receive the same compen
sation as members of the legislature
and take office ten days after the ap
proval of the bill. The commissioner
is to be elected by a joint assembly and
to receive a salary of $3,000, to give a
surety bond of $75,000 and to appoint
all enmployes of the atate dispensary
The county beards are to be selected
by the State and confiramed by the
senate. The county disponsers are to
be elected by the county boards.
No Salary Reduction.
On Wednesdayv the House killed the
bill -to fix the salary of the clerks
of the House and Senate at five
hundred dollars. M1r. Mloses stated
that several years ago the salary had
been reduced from $1,000 to $800. He
had not heard of any demand for this
bill, and he therefore moved to in
defnitely postpune it. If there were
to be a general salary reduction he
would not oppose the bill. M1r. W.
L. Mlauldin explained that the object
of the bill is to fix by statute the salary
of the clerks and prevent the perennial
wrangling over this matter. It does
not interfere with officials now in
offie. By a vote of 58 to 44 the house
decided to indefinitely postpone the
NO LOOAL OrTION.
The State Senate Rej cts Senator
Senators Appelt's local option bill
was killed by the State Senate Tues
day morning. Senator Appelt made
the only speech on the ieasure and
defended it in a carefully prepared
-rgument. which was listeued to atten
tively. Other sen:ators theu explained
their positions and the senate came to
a vote on this matter with the result
stated. When Senator Archer moved
to strike out the enacting words of the
bill Senator Appelt took the floor and
Wade an able arguitneut iu favor of the
weasure. He sa.d tie bill had a rock
road to travel The judiciary commit
tee hAd first repoi ted unfavorably. IIe
had felt that he was not being treated
fairly and had threatened to move to
a,k that the bill be renorted with or
without reco:xendation. He did not
request the bih to be reconuwitted, but
did not object to it. le then made a
long and atAe spue1 in favor of the
Senator Livingstor. siid he had de
sired to bring the question of local op
tion to a vote. No !enator had com
mitted lisnelf to any special scheme.
If a senator voted to strike out the
enacting words he voted against local
option; if he voted agai nt btriking out
the enacting words ie was in favor of
local option. The details were not in
question. If local option were defeated
then the question would be upon the
Senator Marshall said he had ex
pressed himself as favoring local option
and had been convinced tiat lie was
right. Without endor-ing all the fea
tures of the bill, he would votc for it.
If the bill were defeated he would then
vote to perfect the dispensary law.
The vo:e 1-y ales and noes was then
taken on ti.e :uatter to strike out the
enactinit wor-ds, resultinz in the defeat
of the bill by a vote of 25 to 12, as fol
Yeas-Aldrich, Alexander, Archer,
Blakeney, Bowen, W. A. Bro vn, Con
nor. Crosson, Douglass, Graydon,
Gruber, Hay. Henderson, Hough, Ilder
ton, Love. Manning, Mauldin, N1cDer
mott, Mower. Razsdale, Stauland,
Suddath, Wallace, Waller.-25.
Nays-Appelt, Barnwell, G. W.
Brown, Dennis. Glenn, Marshall, May
fi ld, Sarratt, Sheppard, Sullivan, Tai
Senator Livivingston announced that
he was paired with Senator Williams
who was absent. Senator Living-ton
would have voted no arid Seaatur Wit
iams aye. Senator Dean, a local op
tionist, was absent.
PROHIBITION BILL KILLED.
Mr. Prince's Measure Disposed of in the
House Wednesday Morning.
The session of the house Wednesday
saw the defeat of Mr. Prince's prohi.
bition bill by a vote of 79 to 26. This
bill was on an ironclad measure, and
the house did not seem much concerned
in it as there was little dizcussion.
Mr. Prince explained the bill. In An
erson county there was a special elec
tion on this question and prohibition
won over dispensary and high license.
He had opposed the will of the mnaj r
ity, but he had been instructed to
yhampion the measure. The bill is
omplete in its simplicity and its thor.
ughness. It prohibits the sale of liquor
in this State and does not interfere
with the dispensary law in its handling
f violation of the law. If the people
want prohibition this is the bill that
will answer. The people are dissatis.fied
with present liquor legislation. He re
ited the history of the dispensary
and stated that it had been very obnox
ious. Give tbe people a chance to have
prohibition and see if they can enforce
it. There is a strong prohibition senti
ment in the State, as was shown in the
last gubernatorial race. In this time
of waking experiments with liquor
laws why not try to give the people
prohibition? He explained that the
bill excepts the importation of alcohol
by druggists, of wine for sa~ramnental
purposes and of liquors for personal
Mr. DeBruhl moved to indefinitly
postpone the bill. This was carried
by the following vote:
Yeas-Speaker Gary, Bates, Bailey,
Bell, Black, Blease, . Bly the, Bolts,
Brantley, Browning, Caughwan, Col
cock, Cross, Cruix. Dean, De Bruhl,
Dendy, Dukes, Efird, Epps, N. G.
Evans, H. H. Evans, Fairey, Floyd,
Gdsdden. Gamble, Gantt, Gause, Gra
ham, llodmeyer, Hiollis, Hydrick,
Jenkins, H. Ei Johnson W. J. Johnson
Jones, Lyles, Manning, Marion, Laban
Mauldin, Wm. L. Mauldin, McCoy
MeCraw, MeDdi, McDow, McLauchlin,
Laurin, Means, Mehrtens, Mitchell,
\ontgomery, Moses, Moss, Nettles.
Patton, Peurifoy, J. W. Ragsdale, H
B. Richardson, C. E.Robinson, C. P.
Sanders, E. L. Sanders, Sawyer,
Sharpe,'Sinkler, G. P. Smith, Steven
son, Strom, Suber, Theus, W H Thomas
W. J. Thomas, Titmmerman, Verdier,
West, Wharton, 11. H. Woodwvard,
Wyche, Winkler, Woods.-79.
Nays-Ashlecy, Dargan, Davis, Est
ridge, Henderson, Hill. Jackson, Lav
erett Lockwood, Lofton Mann, Mc
Cullough, Miley. Prinee, Pyatt, Geo.
W. Richardson, E. D Smaith, Jeremiah
Smith, J. L. Smith, Stackhouse,
Verner, Whisonant, Williams, Wimber
ley, Wingo, Young -ti
A Munificent Gift.
The South Carolina Jockey club has
dissolved and turned over its property,
valued at more than $lA00,000, to the
Charleston Library in fee simple and
perpetuity. The race track, which
bears the club's name, a valuable farm
near the city, real estate, bonds and
socks are included in the assets of the
club The splebded rift of the ,Jockey
club comes to the Charleston Library
as a much needed endowment. The
Library society has for many years past
been in sore need of financial support
and has with difficulty been maintained
by sunscriptions of the members.
Recent efforts to rehabilitate the society
have met with success to the extent of
saving it from collapse, but the institu
tion is barely supported and is unable
to make advancement. The generous
endowment of the Jockey club as:,ures
a permanent and comfortabl iacome,
which will put the library quite on its
Ifeet and will doubtless start it on a
uoV. G OEBEL S[0[T.
Rifle Bullet Sent Through Lungs
of Democratic Leader.
MANY OTHER SHOTS FIRED.
Assasination Carefull Planned.
Shot Fired From the Building
Occupied by the Republi
can State Officials.
William Goebel, the Democratic con
testee for governor of Kentucky, was
shot down Tuesday at Frankfort, Ky.,
while walking through the capital
grounds on his way to the capitol baild
ing. He was wounded by a rifle bail of
small calibre, not over 38, which
struck him in the rght side just below
the arm pit. The ball passed through
the back part of the right lung, across
the body in a diagonal line, passing out
below the shoulder blade. The vital
organs were not injured with the ex
ception of the right lung.
Mr. Goebel was on nis way to the
senate chamber in eompany with Col.
Jack Chinn and Warden Eph Lillard
of the Frankfort penitentiary. Mr.
Lillard was a few feet in advance of
Goebel and Chinn, who were walking
side by side, Goebel being on the right
and Chinn upon the left. From the
outer edge of the capitol grounds to
the step of the capitol building the
distance is about 300 feet. Two-thirds
of th-is had been passed and the men
were walking slowly when suddenly a
shot rang out from a large three story
building which stands 50 feet east of
the capitol building. This building is
uled for offices by nearly all the leading
officials of the State, Governor Taylor
and the secretary of state having rooms
on the first floor.
As the shot was heard Goebel gave a
quick involuntary exclamation of' pain
and made an effort to draw his own
revolver. His strength was unequal to
the task, however, and he sank upon
the pavement. With great rapidity
several more shots were fired, the bul
lets all striking the brick sidewalk
close to where Goebel lay. Nune of
of them touched him, however. Lil
lard hasti'y turned around to aid Goe
bel, who was supported by China, who
had his armi about him almost as soon
as he touched the pavement. 'Get
help," said Chinn to Lillard, and turn
inig to Goebel he asked: "Are you
hurt, Goebel? Did they get you?"
"They have got me this time," said
Goebel. "I guess they have killed
In less than a minute a crowd of men
was around Goebel. He was loosiog
much blood and was becoming very
weak. He was hastily carried to the
office of Dr. E E. Hume, in the base
ment, of the Capitol hwtel, about 1,000
feet from tke spot where the shooting
occurred. Here he was laid on a sofa,
while Dr. Hume made a hasty examina
tion, pronouncing the wound to be of a
nature that must casuse death in a short
time. Goebel, who showed great forti
tude and courage throughout, smiled
weakly as he heard the verdict and
feebly rolled his head from side to side
in token of dissent from that opinion.
He was then carried to his room on
the second floor of the Capitol hotel,
and, in addition to Dr. Hlume, Drs. Mc
Cormick and Ely were summoned to
attend him. After a careful examina
tion of the wound the doctors announced
that, while exceedingly dangerous, it
was not necessarily fatal, unless com
plications of blood poisoning should set
in. The patient himself kept up his
courage, insisting again and again that
he was not going to die.
It was decided by his friends to call
in also the services of Dr. Mc Marty, a
prominent surgeon of Louisville, and
urgent messages were at once sent for
him. After the wound had been dressed
Senator Goebel showed great exhaus
tion, and it was announced by the phy
sicians that he wo zd in all probability
die in a short time. He rallied, how
ever, and under the influence of an
opiate, sank into a gentle slumber,
which lasted several hours. The bul
let which struck Mr. Goebel was fired
from a window in the centre of the
third story of the office building, just
east of the capitol. That window was
raised about eight inches from the sill
to permit an unobstructed passage for
the bullet when Mr. Goebel should
come within range. Both Chinn and
Lillard assert that, while the first shot
came from the direction of the window
in the third story, there were other
shots fired from different portions of
the same buildicg. Some of those who
heard the shots say that at least one
shot was fired from the office of the
secretary of state. Ttiis, however, is
not true, as there were men in the office
of the secretary of state who rushed to
the window as the shots were heard
and all of them declare that there was
no shot fired at all from that part of
Harland Whitaker, a farmer from
Butler county, the home county of Gov
ernor TaylIon, is now in the jail at
Louisville charged with the crime.
T1here is no direct evidence against
Whittaker and he was placed under ar
rest more because he was caught around
the capitol building when the shots
were fired than for any other apparent
reason. He denies in the most positive
manner that he had any connection
with the shooting or knew anything
about it. He was running toward the
scene of the shooting and not away
from it when he was arrested.
Whittaker was arrested as he came
down the steps on the east side of the
State office building, directly below the
window from which the shots had been
fired As he reached the sidewalk and
was hastening towards the scene of the
shooting, he was met by John E M\iles,
who is 76 years of age. Without hesi
tation ?Miles threw himself upon Whit
taker, winding his arms around him
and calling loudly for help.
It was right at hand; and in an in
stant Whittaker was surrounded by a
group of men, many of them with
drawn revolvers. He made no attempt
to escape, knowing well that the slight
est attempt to do so would have brought
a dozen bullets into his body. He sub
mitted quietly to a search, which was
quickly made, the proceeds being three
rmolvers and one bigr knife. A quick
examination of the revolvers showed
that none of the cartridges had been
used, and there was no powder smut
upon any part of his weapons, proving
conwlgisively that he ceuld not have
used any of his three revolvers. In
addition to this, all those who heard
the shots join in the statement that
they were from a rifle and not from a
smaller weapon. Whittaker was quick
ly led away and placed in the jail, while
a guard was placed at the outer entiance
to keep off people who had no direct
connection with the institution.
As soon as it was known that the
bullet which struck Mr. Goebel had
come from the building to the east, a
group of men gathered in front of the
doer on the east side. Others ran
around to the door on the west side to
prevent the escape of anybody from
there. Several men attempted to enter
the doors from the outside, but were
prevented by groups of mountaineers.
who stood in the doorways. Some of
these men held Winchesters in their
hands and presented an aspect so gen
erally uninviting that no attempt was
made to search the building and nobody
gained entrance to it for several minutes
after the shooting had been done, and
the assassin had ample opportunity to
escape. That the shooting of Mr. Goe
bel was the result of a carefully laid
plan is without question. The man
who did the work had evidently taken
his stand at the window, which had
previously been raised in order to al
low the free passage of the bullet, and
waited until his victim was in full sight
Ever since the influx of mountaineers
last week, a large numberof them have
beer. sleeping in the upper part of the
state house. It is not known, however,
that any of these men did the work or
that they Ird any knowledge of the
premeditated crime. There has not, so
far, been discovered the slightest evi
dence pointing to any mao, and it is
not likely now that any will ever be
found. The man who fired the shots
took the precaution to conceal his loca
tion by using smokeless powder cart
ridges. A score of people had a full
view of the side of the building from
which the firing was done, and all of
them declare that not a sign of powder
sraoke was visible.
The Republican State officials and
members of the legislature, without
exception, denounced the shooting in
the most unmeasured terms. Gov.
Taylor immediately caused a small ad
dress to be published, declaring the af
fair to be a disgrace and an outrage, and
calling for the most sober condemna
tion. He sent orders at once to Adjt
Gen. Collher, directing him to take
steps for the preservation of o-der.
Gen. Collier is a Republican, and is
Opposed to Mr. Goebel. He declared
the shooting to be a most cowardly af
fair and one that upon every considera
tion was to be regretted. lie lost no
time in making speeces, however, and
before Mr. Goebel had been lifted from
ground to be carried to the hotel Gen.
Collier had telephoned to the armory, a
half mile distant, directing the local
infantry company which was stationed
there, under the command of Capt.
Walcott. to proceed immediately to the
capitol grounds, take possession of the
approaches, allowing nobody to enter
the gates. Twenty minutes after the
shooting Capt. Walcott and his men
marched across the front of the capitol
building and halted at the foot of the
Orders were issued to outside com
panies throughout the State to make
ready at once to come to Frankfort the
entire State guard being called into
service. It was feared that the news of
the shooting would so inflame the
Democrats that they would come to
Frankfort in swarms, while the moun
taineers would lose no time in coming
to the capital for the purpose of up
holding their party principles. "It
makes no difference to me," said Gen.
Collier, "who starts anytlhing, we w'll
preserve order on both sides." The
excitement among the followers of Mr.
Goebel was great, and for a short time
immediately following the shooting of
their leader thete was more than a
possibility that some of the hot heads
would seek vengeance upon their politi
cal enemies. Threats were made
against Republican leaders and attor
neys during the excitement, but the
leading Democratic members of the
house and senate soon brought them to
calmer talk. Like wiidfire the news
spread, and men began to pour toward
the capitol grounds, one throng being
led by two fire men, one of whom car
ried a Winchester rifle, which the other
finally prevailed upon him to lay aside.
Says He Shot Goebel.
James Sutton, sheriff of Whiteley
county, Ky., is a prisoner in the coun
ty jail at Louisville. At an early hour
Wednesday morning at the Victoria
hotel Sutton went up t o the office of
le:-k and brandishing vvo revelvers,
said: "I am the man a ho shot Goebel
and I will never be taken alive." The
hotel man promptly sent for the police
and on the appearance of the latter
Sutton ran up stairs to the third story.
' hen he thought he was about to be
captured he opened a window and
leaped out.'C He alighted on his feet
ur.ojnred ard ran nearly a mile before
he was arrested. I'he police believe
that Sutton is either decidedly unbal
adeed mentaily or he knows who shot
Gcebel. An effort to- interview him
after he was lodged in j .il proved un
successful. He lay in a dark corner of
hie cell and refused to sa.y a word.
The dead body of a white man
named William G. Duensing, was
found at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning by
the Southern railroad tracks about five
miles from Charleston. A bicycle, on
which he had been riding was found
near the body. Duensing was a car
penter in the employ of the Barton
Lumber company, whose plant is about
six miles from Charleston. Duensing
left the works Monday afternoon on his
wheel intending to go to the city and
return to the works Tuesday night.
The position of his body and the bicy
cle seem to indicate that he met his
death while going to the city. Duien
sing was about 28 years of age. He
was a single man and leaves only one
~a Good Law.
The town of Union in this State has
passed an ordinance to exempt all
manufacturing concerns from taxation,
"provided said manufacturies snail not
establish, maintain or carry on shops
and company stores."
GOV. GOEBEL SWORN IN.
The Democratic Members of the Legis
lature Issue an Address.
Wm. Goebel, the Democratic candi
date, was sworn in as Governor of Ken
tucky at Frankfort Wednesday, and J.
C. W. Beckh-.m, a few minutes later,
took the oath of liautenant-governor.
The oath was administered to both
men by Chief Justice Hazelrigg, of the
court of appeals. The plan to make
Goebel governor was set in motion early
in the afternoon.
A statement was issued by the Dem
ocratic members of the Legislature say
ing that the boards which bad heard
the contest for governor and lieuten
ant governor had decided in favor of
Goebel and Beckham, and that the
boards intended to report their findings
to the legislature, but. that they had
been Dreventcd from so doing by the
action of Governor Taylor in declaring
the legislature adjourned.
The statement then goes on to say
that the members of ttie legislature
were driven from place to place by the
militia and threatened with arrest
whenever they attempted to hold a
meeting. It was declared the belief
of all the signers of the statement that
Goebel and Beckham were the legally
elected governor and lieutenant gover
nor and each man, as he signed the
paper announced that he voted for the
adoption of the majority repoit of the
contest boards, which declared Goebel
and Beckham to be the men rightfully
entitled to the office.
Mr. Goebel, as soon as he was assured
that he was legally governor of Ken
tucky, took -prompt action regarding
th3 military army of the service. Two
orders were quickly prepared for his
signature, the first of which discharged
Adjutant General Daniel Collier from
office, and appointed General John B.
Castleman, of Louisville, as his succes
sor. The second was directed to the
commanders of the militia now sta
tioned in this city, directing them to
return to their homes.
Word was at once telegraphed to
General Castleman of his appointment,
and he is expected in this city Friday
morning. There is a possibility of
trouble in the matter of the control of
the state troops. The regiments of the
guard have lately been re-organized and
are for the most part made up of Re
publicans and the personal followers of
Governor Taylor. It is not certain that
they will at once obey the orders issued
by Governor Goebel and any attempt
to force them to do so will almost cer
tainly result in trouble.
A BIG REWARD.
Fifty-Thousand Dollars Offered for the
Advices from Frankfort, Ky., says
there is an earnest determination to cap
ture and punish the astassin who shot
Governor Goebel. Every effort to ac
complish this will be made regardless
of the cost. The Democratic members
of the legislature Friday morning an
nounced that they would meet Satur
day or as soon as possible and offer a
reward of $50.000. for the capture, dead
or alive, ot the man who shot Goebel.
Prominent citizens have already vol
unteered to put up the reward until the
legislature can make the appropriation
the Democratic majority is resolved
upon. If necessary, ten times the
amount of the reward decided upon can
easily be raised. The appropriation
cannot be resisted by the Republican
legislators, for such *pposition would
convict them and their party of sympa
thy with the assassin.
Dispatches received from many points
in Kentucky report that Kentuckians
all over the State are ready to take up
arms to enforce Goebel's right to act
as governor. The decision of the leg
islature in his favor, the attempt on his
life and the high handed methods of
Taylor, the Republican claimant of the
gubernatorial office, have made many
friends for Goebel. Many men who
were lukewarm or opposed to him arc
now detertuined that he shall be gover
nor in fact as well as in law.
Colonel Gaither, of Harrodsburg,
who has hitherto been a strong anti
Goebel man, has announced his will
ingness to form a regiment to sust ain
the Goebel government. Dr. F:azee,
of Richmond, Ky, who was one of
Morgan's famous cavalry, telegraphs
that he enlisted fifty men in a few
hours and that volunteers are organiz
ing rapidly this morning at Lexington,
Ky., to suppsrt Goebel.
Scores of telegrams have been re
ceived this morning from other points
in the state pledging military support.
None of these offers have been accepted,
for the Democrats are determined to
exhaust all civil methods for upholding
the authority of the legislature and en
forcing Governor Goebel's rights
before plunging the state into horrors
of internecine war.
The report that Win. S. Wright, ex
member of the Kentucky legislature
for Knott and Letcher, was assassi
nated at Boone Fork on the Kentucky
river Friday night, is confirmed by
advices from Hagan. During the cam
paign last fall Wright made an enthu
siastic canvass for John Young Brown
for governor. He was a prominent
lawyer and Democratic politician and
had many enemies among the moun
taineers in defending cases for the coal
companies. There were five shots and
two took sffect. He was shot with a
Winchester of the same caiibre as that
u-ed by the would-be assasin of Goe
Hard on the Ladies.
The Charlotte, N. C., grand jury in
considering the great increase in crime
attributes it in a large measure to the
costantly increasing desire for gao b
ling among the people, and says - that
the fair hands that so deftly handle tho
cards at progressive euchre parties
should be as severely dealt with as arxe
the negro crap shootersi."
Takes The Sting Out.
On Wennesday the senate *encurred
in the house amendments to Senator
Graydon's resolution to investigate the
fertilizer trust. The amendments in
serted by the house make the resolu
tion refer to all foreign corporations
doing business in this State and thus
pratically nullifies it.
TRUSTEES AND DIRECIORS
Of State Colleges and Penitentiary
Elected by Legislature.
In the hall of the house of represen
tatives Friday the entire morning was
spent in joint assembly electing officers
to fill vacancies in the management of
At 11 o'clock the senate attended in
the hall of the house of representatives
for the election of certain directors and
The election of penitentiary directors
was first entered upon. There were
two nominees for the unexpired term
of Col. T. J. Cunningham of Chester.
Dr. 31. 0 Rowland, of Spartanburg,
a former member of the house, was
nominated by Mr. Hydrick, seconded
by M1r. Crum.
Mr. R. A Rigsdale of Chester was
nominated by 3r. Hollis.
The vote resulted: Rowland, 104;
Ragsdale 43, and the former was de
For the two regular terms of two
years to succeed S. P. J. Garris and W.
0. Tatum there were five nominees.
Representative W. D. Mann of Ab
beville was nominated by 1r. Steven
son. second d by Mr. Athley.
Senator W. B. Love of York was
nomiinated by Mr. McDow, seconded
by Mr. Gantt.
Representative Jeremiah Smith of
Horry was nominated by Mr. Dendy,
seconded by Mr. E. D. Smith.
Representative S. D. Peurifoy of
Saluda was nominated by Mr. Caugl.
man. seconded by Mr. Sharpe.
Representative Fairey of Orangeburg
was nominated by Mr. Moss, seconded
by Mr. Hydrick.
The first ballot resulted as follows:
Love, 112; Mann, 97; Smith, 40; Fairev,
4;-Peurifoy, 35. The total vote was 144,
and the two first named having received
a majority, were declared elected.
During the polling of the joint as
sembly there was considerable punning
on the names Mann, Love, Fairey
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE.
The following ticket was put in nom
ination for place of the trustees of the
South Carolina college for the term of
Hon. C. E. Spencer of Yorkville was
nominated by 31r. MeDow, seconded
by Mr. J. H1. Wilson.
Dr. W. T. Bates. of Orangeburg,
nominated by Mr. Brantley, seconded
by Mr. McLauchlin.
Col. John T. Sloan of Columbia,
nominated by Mr. Blythe, seconded by
Mr. J. L Withers of Columbia, nom
inated by Mr. Weston, seconded by
31r. James Q. Davis of Winnsboro,
nominated by Ar. W. J. Johnson, sec
onded by Mr. Marioa.
Mr. Julian Mitchell of Charleston,
nominated by Senator Barnwell, sec
onded by N. G. Evans.
Mr. Robert MacFarlaue of Darling
ton, nominated by Mr. McCullough,
seconded by J. W. Ragsdale.
Each nominee received 130 votes.
The election of sevea trustees of
Winthrop college for a term of six
years was then entered upon.
Prof. E. S. Joynes of Columbia, an
incuwbent, was nominated by Mr. Me
Dow, seconded by M1r. Crum.
Dr. A. C. Fuller of Laurens, an in
cumbent, was nominated by M1r. G. P.
Smith, seconded by Mr. Wharton.
Dr. T. A. Crawlord of Rock [Il, an
incumbent, was nominated by M1r. C.
P. Sanders, second d by M1r. Mc Dow.
Mr. W. J. Roddy of Rock Hill, an
incumbent, was nominated by Mr.
Hon. W. N. Elder of York, an in
cumbent, was nominated by Mr. Tim
merman, seconded by Mr. H. E. John
Col. Wilie Jones of Columbia, an in
cumbent, was notninated Mr. Weston,
seconded by Mr. RI. B. A. Robinson.
Senator B. R1. Tullman, an incum
bent, weas nominated by 31r. Caugh
man, seconded by M3r. Blease.
Mr. D. W. M1. McLaurin of Marlboro,
an incumbent, was nominated by Mr.
Stackhouse, seconded by Mr. Rogers.
Mr. A M. Lee of Charleston was
nominated by M1r. Bacot, seconded by
M1r. C. A. Woods of Darlington was
nominated by M1r. Hy driek.
l'he tin-al vote was as fol:ows: Jones.
126; Tilmuan, ]1t; Joynes, 120, Lee.
109e; Woods, 108 R .ddy, los; Craw
for d, 93; Fuller, 69; Elder, 35; McL tn
rin. 59. The total vote cast was 157,
and the seven first named were de
The State House
The State Senate by a vote of 25 to
10 decided last night in favor of com
pleting the state house. The vote was
taken on a motion to lay on the table a
motion to strike out the enacting words
of the bill, and though the bill was not
passed, owing to adj )urnmeut, the vote
indicates the sense of the senate on the
question. Colonel Marshall explained
the plans and said that the tax levy
would not be increased should the bill
pass. Hie said $I50000 would be suf
ficient, and tie bill contemplated
spending $30,000) for three years on the
Five Mten Killed.
A telegram from M1anila says Mon
day's afthir near Subig resembled the
recent pack train ambush. Lieut.
Schernek, with a s.-outing p-arty of 40?
men of the Twventyitift a infantry, ran
into a large force of insurge::ts in a
mountain defile. S.ehenek ill at the
fi1-st volley. shot in the head. Sergeant
ISingleton and three privates were killed
and five men were wounded. The
Americans then retreated. Afterward.,
a stronger force was sent to, the scene
of the Eighting and the insurgents de
Mr. Douthit Resigns.
Mr. J. B.~Douthit has tendered bis
resignation as commissioner of tihe dib
pensary and it will be acted upon by
thle board at its nmeeting next Tuesday.
The resignation wili be accerted. Mr.
Douthit sas s that he would have re
signed as soon as he was vindicated by
the board, had not the mem bers insisted
upon him hold i g on unt il the Fe bruary
meeting. Since the senate has con
firmed him and he has thus been per
sonally and officially vindicated he in
sists upon his resignation because his
nrivte business demands his attention.
USURPS ALL POWERS
Taylor Backed by Militia Carris
Through Plans of Force.
REPUBLICAN RIFLES RULES.
Legislature Ordered and Com
pelled to Adjourn Before Goe
bel Could be Declated
A dispatch from Frankfort, Ky.,
says Taylor, the defeated Republican
canlidate for governor, adjourned the
Legislature Wednesday to meet at Lona
don, Ky., Feb. 6. Militia in the city
prevented the Democrats from assembl
ing and members were threatened with
arrest. Ne 7er was there a more com
plicated political situation than that
which confronts the politicians of Ken
tucky, and never was there one of
which it seemed so dificult to form an
accurate guess of the outcome.
All day long the Democracy has been
groping around trying to find some way
in which it could seat in the guberna
torial chair its leader, William Goobel,
who lies slowly dying of the wound in
flicted by the ballet of an assassin.
No matter which way the Democrats -
turned they were confronted by tl'h
same prospect-a line of blue ed ed
with steel-and it was fully underst od
by botti parties that the line and the
steel were there for business purposes
only. There was no bluff, no false
alarm about it.
The Demorcats have not said they
would not go to London, but their
legal adviseis have counselled them
that Taylor had no right to adjourn
the legislature from Frankfort and it is
likely the matter will be tested in the
courts before any circumstance can
arise which would call for the arrest of
the-members. The Democracts have
not, in fact, decided what they will do.
All day through the streets of Frank
fort soldiers marched and counter
marched. Drills in the street were fre
quently held in order that the men
might be warmed by exercise, after
they had remained in the biting wind.
Aiound the penitentiary was a line of
troops, in the oper. house was a guard,
three companies stood at rest in the
open space front of the Capitol hotel,
sentries patrolled every side of the
building in which ex Governor Bradley
resides, and a detachment of infantry
held the court house against the possi
ble coming of the members of the legis
lature with the intention of declaring
that not the living William S. Taylor
but the dying William Goebel was the
lawful head and chief executive of the
commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Republicans laid their plans well
and secretly. They carried them
through vigorously and triumphantly.
The proclamation dealaring that a state
of insurrection existed in the State and
warrants for the arrest of every Demo
cratic member of the legislature were
prepared Tuesday night. It was the
iutention of Gov. Taylor and his ad
visers that no meeting of the legisla
ture should be held Wednesday, even
though it proved necessary to arrest
and detain in custody all those who
persisted in holding meetings. Once
adopted, the poicy was carried out to
the letter. Compelled to retire from
the capitol buliding, they went to the
opera house; held back from the opera
house, they went to the court house;
prevented from entering the court
house, they went to the Capitol hotel,
only to be told that any meeting they
might attempt to hold in that building
would be suppressed, all found taking
part in it would be arrested and thie
hotel itself seized by the soldiers. La
ter in the day officers entered the hotel
and told the Democrats that no confer
enees must be held, and they attempted
to hold none.
There is much doubt among the
members of the legislature as to wheth
er or not they will go to Lou-lon at all. .
Some of the Republicans left Frankfort
during the day, declaring that they
were going direct to London, but no
Democrat so declared himself. The
wards "London, Laurel county," are
not words that please Democratic ears.
In fact, many of them deslared that
their lives would not be safe after they
reached the town. It is a place of
about 1,000 inLsabitants, situated in
what is known as the "feud county."
The inhabitants are mostly moun
taineers, and largely of a most enthusi
astic Republican faith. The county is.
one of the greatest Republican strong
holds in the State. The people of Lau
rel county are intensely for Taylor and
intensely against Goebel and all his
works. It is this latter feeling that
causes the Democratic members of
the legislature to feel hesitancy about
venturing at the present time within
the confines of Laurel county or into
the neighborhood of London, where
party feeling runs so high and bitter
fromn end to end of the State.
Ad jt. Gen. Collier declared Wednes
day that if they did not attend the leg
ilative meeting, which is called to
met on Feb. 6, he would arrest them
individually, provided he received the
necessary orders from Gov. Taylor to
convey them to London.
Resolutions of Spmpathy.
The following resolutions was adopted
by both brtnches of the Legislature
Be it resolyed by the house of repre
sentives, the senate concurring. That
this general assembly has learned with
exceeding regret of the attempted as
sassination of the Hon. Win. Goebel,
rwvernor elect of our sister State of
Kntudky. and hereby expresses its
sympathy for him and the party which
he heads in the interests of home rule
a d good government.
A Noble Charity.
Henry Wischmeyer, who died recent
ly iin Cnicago, had for many reasons
practically sustained, by contributions
and through an endowment established
by him, the Guardian Angel Orphan
Asylum in Chicago, with its more thaa
41o inmates. He came to Chiesgo
from Germany at the age of 17, aud
obtained employment as a laborer. His
fortune was acqaired through real estate