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Three Men Ccrvicted of Mu-der
Get Thirty Years.
ANOTHER F1FTEEN YEARS
The Old Fa ther cf One of th
Men Lay Dying as H s
Son Was e'g
Walter C. M Aclieter, Wm. A. Death
and Andrew J. Canpbell, who were
guilty of murder in the stcnd degree
fvr the killing of Jennie Bosschieter,
on O t. 18. 1900, by the administra
tion of chord and subsequent rape, to
gether with George J Kerr, who plead
ed non vn't contendre to a charge of rape
were brought itno the court of oyer and
teminer at Patterso. N. JT., on Tus
day for sentence by Judge Dixon. Me
Alister, Campbell and Death were each
sentenced to 30 years imprisonment at
hard labor and Kerr to 15 years imrpris
onment at hard labor. The sentences
of all the men are the fu'l terms of im
priscnmen' which the law provides.
but in the case of Kerr a fine cf $1,000
might have becn adde d.
The court house was crowded. In
the court room were the father, step
mcther and sister of Jeanie Bcssehie
ter. Counsel for all the deft niants
pleaded for clemency. McAllis:er snd
Campbell looked extremely Faze and
Death had the appearance of suffering
greatly under the strain.
Judge Dixon : dressing the prisoners
said: "You stand convicted of murder
in the second degree. Had you been
found guilty of murder in the first de
gree the punishmeet would have' been
death, but the ieniency of the jury in
the exercise of their lawful authority
saved you from the 6alluos. We mu-:
administer laws as tbey are. It is true
these senterces will destroy your lives
oblitering cvary prospect of an ho-or
able existence smong the people. The
court cannot nh.ke any distinc:iots but
.ust sentence you for this crine.
'I trust the fearful c:ns:qucners
from crime will help young men an:
young women of this oommnnity and
point out to them that they cannot
hope to secure happiness outside of
virtue and her or. The sentence of the
eourt is that each of you be imp:ihonai
in the State prison at Trenton at hard
labor for a term of 30 years."
George J. Kerr was then cuird to th'e
bar, and by his attorney e-tered a ple%
of non vult contendere to the charge of
assault- Counsel a'-ked the court to
exercise clemency. He spoke of tho
prisoner's father, said to be dying, and
of his sisters, wife and six children.
Judge Dixon at once passed sentence
"The evidence in this case does not
say that you helped in administrirng
the drug, but participated in the rav
ishment of the girl. In one respect
your case is worse thin the o:hers
You were clier ard had mcre obliga
tions for -irtue. You had a wife, wor
thy of the highcst affections and chil
dren for your conecorn, but you dis
regarded all and permitted yourself t,~
drift away from a proper domestic life
and now you stand here a wreck -of
vice and crime and such e crimd No
wonder it shccke d the e mcianity and
startled every -vomanly a-id manly
heart. That pitiless ride that das
tardly outrage, the poor victim laid
dead by the roadside, regardless of
whether she would be found by kind
friends or by beasts. Haw gladly
would I spare your relatives, but in
the exerest e of my duty I cannot wi-.h
out hold anythirg which the sentence
of the law riquirk '. The sente nee of the
cours is that y ou be impris'ned in the
State prison for a term of 15 years at
McAllister, Campbell and Dhath and
Kerr made a statement to the public
this afternoon- It says:
"We are resigned to our fate and
propose to face the future with manly
hearte, dark as it is.
"We have no criticism to make, but
we want to thank the ne wspapers of
Pa terson for their sense of fairness.
"We could say many things that
would tend to abate the public indig
nation, but we propose t-> bear eur
punishment in silence.
"We propose to earn the three days
a mont a which the la w remrtsa for good
--We are content to etiffr curselves
but we keenly feel the awful sorrow
brought upon our families and friends
who have stood so nobly by us througt
'-Never at any time was there any ill
feeling between ourselves. We feel
that we hive been victims .to a greal
extent of the unreasoning outbiae
opinion based upon the wild and in
The statement dooes with thanks to
their counsel, "who at the peril of their
repnta:.ions, stood nobry by u=."
While Judge D) xn was senter~eing
the prisoners.~ Hugh Kerr, the failer o:
George, within a tone's throw of ti1
court house, lay d&ing because of hi
The Yaller Dog.
Tte Columbia Re~cord says great i
the "yalk~r" dog andh: has i revailed
But the v~e:ory tiu n~t forever res
with him The newspapers are a uni
in urging passage of a hw wbich wi:
make profitable shtcp ra'shg p'ossibb
in this state. That thcir efforts will b;
successful is d. m .ostra-e d by thi
s-eady decrease by whieta see anti do;
law has 'been annually defeated in th<
house. That maj :ri:y a as out tnre
this ye ar and in a .3car or t wo m ire tf
majority will be the other way. i re:
will fbeks of sheeep taco comm.a
in this state and South Carolina ma:
duplicate in woole2 maanu-ae:.uring he2
wonderful success in cotton wJuiog
Still on Top.
The Greenvile News says the "yaller
dog has triumnphed again in the legi~
lature, but this time by a greatly recuc
ed maj rity--only 61 to 58. They sa
the world is growing better and poop:
are becoming wiser. Possibly in anc the
generation a state legislature may b
!ound to esteem d eks of sucep upo:
South Carolina's hil sides as bet ter fc
the state than droves of wanderig
SAL N SMIASHE BY WOWEUN
M- mbar ef the W C T. U. Follow Mrs.
Na iens's Example
A dispatch fror' Anthony, Kao.,
:ays Mr. Ca.rie Nation was outdone
tc:ere Wednes.iay when a band of W.
Swoa:en, headed by Mrs.
S.eriff of Danville, Kan., completely
wrecked the fixtures in four "joints,"
su.a-hirg plate glass windows and mir
r" right and left, and turned gallons
Sliquor ito the gutters. The women
who wa of the best families in Anthony
we r' aceom panied by their husbands
ard sons or brothrs, who assured pro
teiofn No arrests were made and tbe
nand will, it is said, start out tomorrow
on a tcur of destruction through Harper
county, which is prolifio of saloons.
Mrs Sheriff, who lead Wednesday's
raid, is under bond to appear at Dan
ville in April to answer a charge of
saloon wrecking placed against her six
Mrs Sheriff came to Anthony late
Tuesday and worked all night procur
ing hatchets, axes and other imple
nit n:s of destruction and it was 2 o'clock
this morning before she had perfected
her pans for the raid. She enlis-ed the
following women: Mesdames M. J.
Davis, Wim. Scott, J. H. Brubaker,
Louis Maco, T. G. Hooper, Chas.
RIobi-son, John Hiekens, John Ken
Sall, J H. Snedton and the Misses M.
Kay, Page. Massey, Robinson and
Nixon. all of Anthony. They began
heir attacks shortly after daybreak,
I raking the saloon keepers and the town
offiiais by surprise.
A drug store was the first point at
tacked, but thoigh, demolishing costly
bar fixtures and a register, they were
unable to locate the stock of liquor.
'ihe next p'ace, half a block away,
was thoroughly wrecked. Tne propri
etcr attempted to stop the work, but
the husband bodyguard. with a blow
on the hesd with a oeer bottle, quickly
rendered the irate proprietor hors de
Two more j .ents were visited. The
furniture was demolished and the stocks
of liquor emptied.
The woman then knelt and prayed.
They asked the Almigihty to guide
the:n to ocher dents of iniouity and di
rct their foot-teps to other rum-cursed
aowns iL Kansas.
Iymmediately warning was hurriedly
tlcphoned to adjacent towns by local
saio n sy mpathizers who wished to
warn their fellow saion keepers. The
mayor swore in extra police and the
runders were placed under strict sur
villar ce. He also preserved the names
of the women engaged in Wednesday's
ANOTHER PLAN OUILINED.
Mr McGowan's Substitute Redistrict
The following is the arrangement of
the s:veral congressional districts
showing population, as contained in a
bill presentcd in committee Monday
afternoon by Mr. F. P. McGowan, as
a substitute for Mr. Weston's redis
trictin; bill. This substitute bill
makes the first district the largest in
poirnt of popnlatic.n, having - >,902,
and the fcurth district the smallest.
having 181,033. The first is too large
by 12.229, and the fourth is too small
by 9,540. Thbe difference in population
between the two is 29,769. Here is
the arrangement proposed by the Mc
Charleston .... .... .... .... 88 006
Bauftort.. ........ .. ....35495
Colleton... ...... ......... 33 453
Dorche:ter.... ... ....... ..16.294
.Aiken...... ........ 33
Bamberg ........... .1.9
Barn well........ .... 54
L ston........... 2 6
Hamp~u.. ........... 2 303
Pikes .. .....92,78
Ocone....... ......... 8966
A~ndeson.. ........... t 7264
ampei~e.... .. ......... ..3 738
Pickers....... ........... 1,7
Teotal.................... 190 634
Anrson. ......... .... ..3 5572
Abenill............ ..... 330f
Total........ .... .......1966
Cheoke UR TH DISTRICT. 2
G rknill..................5 9
Laur fens.. .... .... ..... ...' 42;8
Kparaburg......... ... ...656
ULanca...r..... .. ........ 5,50]
Chestrio........... . 2356S
Fiield. ....... 2 47:
Ketw...... ... ..... 22H
Toeta~ld... ........ .. 201407
Tota!............... .1 9
Marbto.. ...... ........ 27648
To r.-............. . .134
Darin hert sympathy with 3. 3
Wito wamr e ..m ... n ... 31.6s a
Georgeoto the..ro........ of sh.ot
R wilnd.... o. .......... ..re on558
ronde th .....i dip .y temte wc
Clarenon -xrv~nc c a2man4w
morallyentobea ofmaine will a n
- or attillion aiesho bepid his wifl
a wo avthedposhiition of shopety
PASSED TE HOU S E.
Exposition Biji Agreed to by a
Large Maj )rity.
THE VOTE WAS FOUR TO ONE
And Amendments Attempting to
Cut D.wn the Prcposed
Voted D. wn.
The bill which passed the Senate last
week to appropriate $50,000 for a
State building at the Charleston exposi
tion passed the House on Tuesday of
last week by a vote of 92 to 23. This
is the same proportion in which it
passed the Senate 4 to 1.
When the exposition bill came up
Mr. Bacot offered the senate bill as a
substitute for the house bill. This was
agreed to, as the wording of the two
almost identical and time could be
saved by adopting the senate bill, which
had already passed the senate.
Mr. Haile of York offered an amecd
ment to reduce the pronoced appropria
tion from $50,000 to $35.000.
Mr Bacot paid the ways and means
committee had unanimously passed
upon $50,000 as being useessa: The
building itself will cost $27.000. This
building is to bear the name and to be
the property of the State. It may be
that this $27,000 amount must be sup
plemented by the exposition itself in
order to erect a building along the
handsome designs furnished. E-ch of
the 40 counties in the State is to be
encourged to have an exhibit, and
$10,000 will be needed for tbis purpose
Clemon's splendid exhibit will cost
$3.000 to collect and to give transporta
Mr. Banks-Will this increase the
Mr. Bacot-I am glad you asked the
He then read a statement from Mr.
T. B. Clyburn, chief clerk of the
comptroller general's ffice, saying:
"The appropriation of $50 U00 provided
for in the bill in aid of the South Car
olira Interstate and West Indian cx
position to be held in the city of Char
leston, will not in any way increase the
tat levy for State purposes."
Mr. Haile's amendment was then re
Mr. de Losch of York moved to
strike out the enacting words of the
Mr. Croft of Aiken was the first to
speak upon the bill. He argued first
the lawful authority of the State to
make the appropriation, and cited the
constitaition to sustain his position.
We have precedents for this appro
priation. The centennial exposition at
Philadelphia was graced by an exhibit
showing the wonderful resources of
South Carolina, her phosphate rook,
her mauufacturing enterprises, etc.,
and there is go doubt much Food re
sulted from that. Cbar.eston's city
council has given as much as the State
is asked for, and her ci~izers have sub
scribed $200,000 more. Would it be
right for that city to erect a building
and to furnish the exhibit for the en
Mr. Harvey Wilson of Sumter, as
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee, stated that in the judgment of
the committee that was the very least
amount with which the exposition
could get along.
Mr. J. C. Robertson of Columbia, in
behalf of the Richland delegation
favored the bill. There are some peo
ple, he said, who never see consttu
tional barriers when such objeetions
affect matters which they favor. He
thought that the State ought to b2
willing to give this pitiful litdle sum of
$50,000 to help Charleston, for she
needs help more than any other part of
Mr. Morrison of Fairfield, declared
himself against the bill. It is a dan
gerous thing for one interest to over
shadow all others in a State. Two hun
dred years ago theology impregnated
the government of Scotland, and
wrought that government's downfall.
Militarism was uppermost in France
until that government fell. Commer
cial interests are being put abcve
every thirng else in this country, and
unkss there be a halt the nation will
fall. lie intimated that commercial in
trt s'.s would kill the child labor biti.
Mr. Tatunm of Orangeburg, did not
beieve in shutting the doors in the
face of the metropolis of the State, but
he did not approve of the last section
of the bill which provides that the
buildings at the close of the exposition
be turned over to the State Agricul
tural and Meehanical society to be re
moved from the grounds within three
mon'hq. He would at the proper time
offer an amendment to allow the sink
ing fund comisien to sell the build
ings and turn the money over to the
Mr. Wolliog of F.yr~Jd saw that
the constnutonal rbbisction of Mr. de
Loach could be casily disp'ased <.f, be
eAu'e the sEtion is capa' le of more
than one construc-ion. E'is bill would
tend to build up the waste places of the
Stat2. For the want of energy and for
the want of enterprise the great port (d
Chareton, supcrior to any in Georgia,
is almost idle. The Atlanta exposition
did a great deal for Georgia, and the
Chareston exposition wil! do a great
deal for South Carnliea
Mr. S;rom of Edg-.field. said he ap
preiated the necessit~y of going care
fully with the State money, bat he de
care d that the State would never ex
ra.d if it kept closed up like an oyster.
He differed with his colleague Mr. May
3son and would support the bill.
SMr. Bacot of Charleston argued t0
csti utionality of the matter. 1Ut
quoted decisions of tha supreme couri
ot the United States to show that ap
propriatons to expositions, etc., are
not for private good but for public wta
Sand therefore constitutional.
SMr. Hardin asked if congress has
Snot appropriated $250,000 to the exposi
rMr. Bacot replied that the bill i
pending waiting on the decision of tb<
legislature of .South Carolina upon thb
t The motion to strlke out the enact
-ing wards was then voted upon ani
omewhemingly defeated. Those wh<
voted ale on this motion and in op
positic.n to the bili were Messrs. Ash
try, Austin. Brown, Dorrah, Danbar,
Erd, Kiber, Lver, Lockwood, Maul
din, Mayson, McCall, MLsugh'in,
Morgan, h rrison, Nesbitt, Nichols,
Riankin, C E Robinson, R B A Robin
son, Rucker, J B Smith and Wingo.
The following favored the bill:
Soeaker Stevanson and Me3srs. Banks,
Bates. Beamgurrd, Bivivens, Bleasc,
Bolts, Brooks, Bryan, Batler, Camp
bell, (arter, Coggesbail, Coleock,
Coojer, Cosgrove, Uroft. Crum, Ihnz
'er, : an, DeBruhl, Dennis, Dica,
Dominiek, Drranr, Eider, Estridge,
FE., Fr aser, ' Feaman, Gaston, Gour
din, Gallucha. t,aunter, Haile, Hardin,
Hil, lioiiis, Humphrev, James, Jarni
gan, Johnson, Keels, Kinard, Kinsey,
Lide, Littl, Lofton. Ljgan, Lomax,
Lyles, McCraw, McLeod, McGowan,
F. H. Nelaster, John MMaster,
Mishoe, Motfett. Moscs, Moss, Mur
chison, W L Parker, Patterson, Prince,
Pyatt, Bedfern, Richards. Richardson,
Robertson, Stackhouse, Sanders, Saa
brook, Sinkler, Swith, Spears, Strom,
Stroman, Titum, Theus, W J Thomas,
J P Thomas, Jr., Thompson, Vineent,
Wcliing, Wd:s, Weston, Whaley, Wit
liams, Wilson, Woods and Woodward.
The pairs were Biease and Parker,
dcL-'pch ar.d Bostwick. The first
named in cah pair was present and op
posed to the appropriation.
A number of amendments were then
read, all of them evidently hostile to
the bill. These amendments were with
one ex eption killed.
Mr. 31aann's amendment to appro
priate the 25+1,000 from the Charleston
dispensary profits was voted down.
So was Mr. Lyles' to require the ex
position to keep the administration
ouilding open to the public free of
charge one day in the week.
Also Mr. Lide's and Mr. Lemax's
amendments to provide for sale of the
buildings after the clso of the exposi
tion, such sale to be at publi outcry.
The only amendment adopted was
Mr. Tatum's to provido for the sinking
fund commicsion to sell the building
aftr its of ject is accomplished.
Mr. R chards proposed an amend
mont to ruake the appropriation *25,
UC. He s:sted bricfli that Tue-cay
uorning he I al been told by the comp
troller general that the tax levy would
be increased if the appropriation be
made, as Winthrop anu Sjuth Carolina
college are asking for additional appro
Dhcussion on the amendment was
out cf order and the vote was taken.
te 23 who voted to strike out the
enacting words, with the exception of
Mr. Kiuler and Mr. Nichols, voted for
the smerdmcnt, as did Messes. Blease,
Btier. Freeman, Lide, McLiod, Rich
ards, M L Smith, S:roman and Wells.
The vote against the amendment was
the same as that against striking out
the enacting words, excep for the
above changes; also Messrs. Kibler and
Nichols voted against this amendment
and Mr. Bryan from Beaufort came in
in time to vote for the appropriation.
The bill then passed second reading
and the appropriation is assured, as
tnere is oat one amendment for the
senate to agree to.
TEE DEMURR AGE BILL
The Text of the Measure Passed by the
Below is given the text of Mr. H. J.
Kinards bill on the subject of demur
rage that passed the house under the
tite "A bill to require the railroad
commission to fix rates of storage to be
cbharged by railroad companies in this
State, to pres oribe reguilations for charg
ing the same, a-id to prescribe how suit
shall be brought for overcharges, and
to fix th the measure of recovery, and
for other purposes:"
SLction 1L That from and after the
passage of this act, power is hereby
conferred on the railroad commission
of South Carolina, and they are requir
ed, to fix and prescribe a schedule of
maximum rates and charges for storage
of freight, made and charged by rail
road companies doing business in this
State, and to fix at what time after the
reception cof freight at place of destina
tion such charges for storage shall be
gin, with power to vary the same accord
ing to the value and character of the
freight btored, the nature of the place
of destination and the residence of con
:inee, and such other facts as in their
jumant should be considered in fix
ng the same.
dec. :, T1hat all the provisions cf the
act creating said railroad-commission
and acts amendatory thereof, prescrib
ing the procedure of said commission
nd fiin freight arid passenger traffic,
adhearinsg complaints of carrier and
shipper, and of altering -and amending
said trafic, snai apply to the subject
of fixing arid amending rates and
charges for storage, as aforesaid.
See. 3. That no railroad eampany
shail make er retain, directly or indi
rectly, any charge for storage of freight
greater than that fixed by the commis
:ion for each pnrieu'ar storage, nor
shall they discrimmuate d;rectly or
indirectly by mearis of rebates, or any
other devioe in such charges, between
Sec. 4 That if any railroad company
shall violate the provision of this act,
either by exceedirng the rates of
storage prescribed, or by discrimnina
ting as aforesaid, the person or persons
so payirg such oveharge, or subjected
to such discrimation, shall have- the
right to sue for the same in any couri
of this State having jurisdiction of the
laim, and shall have all the remedies
and be erntitled to recover the same
p ealties and measure of damages as
is prescribe~l in the case of overcharge
of freigit rates, upon maki:g like do
mad~ as is pr escri bed i2 such case, and
aftr li-:e failu-e to pay the same.
- It spreadIs.
A dierateh from i3 -ston, M1ass., says
Mrs. 31avy Green, who seemed to be
familiar with in methods of 31-s. Carrie
stion of Kansas, wrcecked a Cambridge
street barro~m Wcdne,day evening and
was sentenedQ to servo' term. at the
house of correction. Mrs. Green no
only laid the bartender low with a plate
but also reduced the barware to mole
cules, shattered several plhte glas.
meirrors and drc-ve the freightened pat
rons of theecsttdis2Ument into the wint
clir. "Im Carric Natio2," she yell
led, '-and Iiil kave no rum shop in the
on when 1 get through."
Y. . C. A.N
The Twenty-fourth Anriual Con
vention Meets at Sumter.
AN INTERESTIN3 PROGRAM
The Conv.ntion Will Open On
Thusd.y Ev nir'g F. b. 14,
at Naf-past 3.ven
Remember the convention opens
Thursday evening, February 14th.
All college associations are urged to
elect their new efficers prior to the
State convention. By so doing it will
enable your newly eleetea President to
attend the "Pre sidents' Conference,"
on Thur-day, Feb 1th. It vill con
ist of two sessions of two hours each.
No college association should fail to
have its presi'icnt at this inportant
conference. It will be in charge of in
ternatonal Secretary Anderson and
All delegates will be entertained by
the gcod people of Sumter. Entertain
ment cannot be assured to delegates
who fail to send in their credential
ecupons by Feb 11th. Coupons should
be sent to C. H. Hurst, Jr., Chairman
Convention Committee, Sumter, S. C.
All delegates or visitors are requested
to rcport imweiia-ely upon ar:ival at
the dffiees of M. M. Hurst. Jr,
The usual opening ses-ion on Tues
day afterncon has been dispensed with.
It is therefore hoped that every delegate
wilibe on time for the opening session
on Thursday evening-and remain un
til the close. Sunday evening. The
committee hopes that delegates will
plan to avoid Sunday travel.
Osing to the limited capacity of
hotels, it is impossitlo to secure re
duped rates Delega'es who ordinarily
prefer hotel entertainment are urged to
sceept the hospitality of Sumter's cum
Reduced rates have been secured op
all railroads. Ascertain from your
ticket agent immediately whether or
not he has received instructions. This
Do not fail to bring your Bible and a
good note book.
For credentials or other information,
write A. G K,chel, State Secretary Y.
M. C. A Charleston, S. C.
Sessions in the First Presbyterian
Thursday, February 14th. 7.30
Opening Exercises, James Allan, Jr.,
Chairman State Committee. 8 00
Address, "The w-an for the Hour."
Bishop E.lisoa Capers of South Caro
Friday, February 15th. 9 00-Open
ing Exercises. Rev. Jas. A. Dorritee,
9.15, Penr:anent organization. Re
port of State Executive Committee.
9.30 Quiet Hour. Rv. H. C. Bank
hol z, Cut-ster.
10 3, Pap ers ard discusion, The
Ass:coiati' n as a =piritual fot ce Emong
men." To what extont shouid we de
pend upou public mneetings as a means
of saving, strengthening and bilding
up young men ? W. C. L awe, Charles
ton. What place should Bible stui-y
hold in our work? C. T. Helm, Co
lumbia. What can we do to check the
desecration of the Sabbath? Rev. Mel
ton Clark, Florence. What can be done
to promote personal purity? Dr E. A.
Friday afternoon. 3.00-Opening
exercises. 3 15 "Winning men
Qalifications for doing the Work."
Rev. John Kershaw. Charleston.
3.30 "The Association as a Spiritual
force among Students. H. P. Ander
son, New York City. In reaching new
students. In promoting the study of
the Word of God. In winning students
to Jesus Christ. In leading students to
promote the evangelization of the world.
This conferene will be of siesial
value to the College men. It will be
thrown open for a general discussion.
Friday evening. 7 30-Song service.
Rv. Jas. A. Dorritec. 8.00-Address
"The Association as a social, educa
tional and religious for ca in the com
munity." Rev. E. 0. Watson, Charles
8 30 Ad dress-"The Association as a
force among railroad men." H. 0.
Williams. New York City.
Saturday, Feb. 16th. 9 00-Testi
9 30 "Winning men-the means ta
be employed." Rev. John Kershaw.
9 45 Paper: "The Association as a
physic al fores " What are we doing to
meet the physical needs of young men?
Wherein do we differ from athletic
lubs? What should be the relation
of the Christian worker to athletics?
Chas. Dushan, Charleston.
10.15. Paper: "The Association as
an Educational force." To what class
of men should the work be chifiy direct
ed? ~What are its limitations? How
may we best ec upy the fld? What
educational work is practicable in towns
ad vil.!ages? Prof. W. Z ick 31eGhee,
Assitant to State Sup't of Education,
10 45 Paper: " Phe A.-sociation as a
Social force." "hat kind of regular
Social Work is feasible in the average
Associatiorn? What is gained by
grouping men acrding to their tastes?
What is the tributary value of a strong
Social Work? J. A. Dorritee, Char
11 15 "South Carol:na Association in
1901." H. 0. Williams, New York
Saturday af ternoon. 3 00-Opening
Exercises. 3 15 " Winning men-the
spirit in which one should work." Rev.
3.30 Papr: "The Association as a
frce among boys." Whiy important.
Wat is the most tifective way of help
in them? E. G. Wilson, Charleston.
4 00 Papter: The Assoiation as u
Spiritual Force among young men it
towns and villages." Is special work
for men needed? Is it advisable tc
attempt organization without clost
supervison? Is countly work a solu
ton of the problem? What can th<
correponding member do in commiuni
ts havin.g no Associations.? A. C.
Br idgman, Columbia.
4 45 "Aesociation Mecn." H. P.
Anderson, New York.
5.00-6.3t1. The Convention will ai
ao-r to one of the nublic halls whanl
the Physical Director of the Charleston
Association, assisted by clrnas leaders,
will give a practical denomination of
physical culture as taught in our gyn
nasium. It is also more than probable
that an exhibition game of Basket Ball
will be played between Charleston and
Columbia at this time.
Saturday evenirg 7.30 Song 8er
vice. Rev. Jas. A. Dorritee.
8.00 Address: "The Evangelization
of the world in this generation and the
vital relationship of the Association
work to this great object." H. P.
Anderson, New York.
Sunday morning, Feb. 17th-9.30
D.1'sates' Consecration Service.
11.00 Divine Worship in the various
Sunday afternoon. 3.00 Spcial
meeting for College delegates. H. P.
4.00 Mass Meeting for men in the
Opera House. Rev. H. C. Bu.khobh,
4 00 Boys' meeting, Magnolia St.,
4 00 Women's meeting, Lutheran
Sunday evening. Union meeting of
all churches in First Presby terian
7 30 Song service. Rev. Jas. A.
9 00 Addresses by the delegates.
9.00 Farewell service. A. G. Knebel.
The following amenaments to the
constitution favorably voted en at the
last election were ratified by the House
on Tuesday of last week. They read
"Article I. of amendments to the
constitution: The general assembly
shall provide by law for the condemna
tion, through proper official channels,
of all lands necessary for the proper
drainage of the swamp and low lands
of this State, and shall also provide for
the equitable assessment of all lands so
drained, for the purpose of paying the
expenses of such condemnation and
That following amendment to section
7, of article VIII., of the constitution,
be agreed to: Add at the end thereof
the followirg words: Provided, That
the limitation imposed by this section
and by section 5, article 1V., of this
constitution, shall not apply to bonded
indeptedness incurred by the cities of
Columbia, Rck Hill, Charleston and
Florence, where the proceeds of said
bonds are applied solely for the par
chase, establishment. maintenance or
increase of water-works plant or sewer
age system; and by the city of George
town, when the proceeds of said bonds
are applied solely for the purchase, esta
blishment, maintenance or increase of
waterworks plant, sewerage system.
gas and electric light plants or systems,
where the entire revenue arising from
the operation of such plants shall be
devoted solely and exclusively to the
maintenance and operation of the same,
and where the question of incurring
such indebtedness is submitted to the
freehold and qualified votcra of such
municipality, as provided in the con
stitution, upon the gaestion of other
There was no opposition to Mr. John
McMaster's oill in the House Wednes
day to provide that telegraph companies
may be helI liable fcr damages for
mental anguish caused by delayed tele
grams. Mr. MeMaster explained by
roeiting an instance. A gentlemen in
Greenville who was dying wired his son
in this city. The telegram was not re
ceived until the father had died-on ac
count of uoneccssary delay Suit was
brought :gainst the telegraph company
but no damages could be obtained as
the law was insufficient. The bill pro
vides: "That from and after the pas.
sage of this act, all telegraph compa
nies doing business in this Siate shall
be liable in damages for mental anguish
or suffering, even in the absence of
bodily injury, for negligence in receiv
ing, transmitting or delivering mes
sages. That nothing contained in this
act shall abridge the rights or remedies
now provided by law against telegraph
companies, and the rights and remedies
provided for by this act shall be in
addi-ion to those now existing. That
in all actions under this act the jury
may award such damages as they con
clude resulted from negligence of said
Stepped to His Death.
A special dispatch from Greenville
to The State say s on Monday morning.
at the Monaghan mill, a young man,
Mr. J. H. Coker, lost his life by falling
an elevator shaft. He lived only .15 0r
20 minutes after the accident. He was
not conscious after the fall, which was
a sudden and unexpected plunge for 35
or 4C feet, striking with his head upon
the floor, breaking his neck and bruis
ing his skull. Mr. Coker was an expert
machinist, and was engaged to place
the machinery in the Monaghan mill,
a work in which he had been engagedi
at tht Sampson mill. He was unac
quanited with the condition of affairs
at the M naghan, but was informed
that he would begin work on the third
floor, which wrr reached by stairs on
the outside of the building. On his way
up the stairs he met and accosted an~
other workman, but made no inquiry
of him, and when he reached the land.
ig opened the door and went etraight
into the open shaft, failing to almiost
The Lord Campbell Act.
Mr. Brantly's bill to amend the act
to amend section 5,316 of the revised
statutes, the same being a part of what
is known as the Lord Campbell act, was
taken up for its second reading with
two reports from the committee in the
Senate Tuesday The Lord Can:pbell act,
as it is called, is the English law intro
dced by Lord Campbell in 1847, allow
ing representatives of the estate of per
sons killed through the negligence oe
corporations to bring suit and recover
pecuniary aamages, the courts having
held previous to that time that the
cause of antion died with the person et
ijured. M&-. Brantley's bill sought t4
allow beneficiaries under such suits tc
recover vindictive as well as actual dam
ages, as is the law in most of the States,
and he spoke at some length in favor of
its passage. The motion to adopt thi
majority report and thus kill the bil]
was lost by a vote of 18 to 14 and th<
bpam mod its scoondrin
Which Has Passed the House an Goes
Back tc the Senate.
The fcUo--ing is the exposition bill
as it passed the h au P.:
Section 1. That th-e sua of $50,'00,
if so much be necensy. be, san the
same is hereby, appropriated for the
purpose of paying the coa, ci previinug
materials and construciie, in the city
of Charloston, in this , a the
grounds soe tted for to, :osti ;. pro
posed to be hdd in 190i ...2 by the
South C.roiina Interstate a-.' West
Indian Exposition compar-y, a buniidiog
designed by Bradford L 1ers, the
architect of said Exposition company,
as the agriculturai building; and for
the further parpose of making at the
said exposition a suitable and credible
exhibit of the past and present re
sourses of the State, uadtr the dirto
tion of the commission hereinbclow cre
ated, and also for the purpose of pay
ing the experses in.ident to the selec
tion, purchase, preparatior, transpor
tation, installation, care and return of
said exhibits. Provided, That said
commission shall expend so much of
said sum as may be necessary to obtain
from the several counties of this State
full and complete exhibits of their na
tural resources, such as stone, min
erals, ores, woods, coal, soils, water
powers and agricultural products.
Sea. 2. That the said amount herein
before appropriated shall be paid on
the application of the chairman of the
commission hereinbelow created, on the
warrant of the comptroller general;
which warrant shall not be drawn by
the comptroller general until it is made
to appear to him that the subscriptions
to the capital stock of the said Expo
sition company amounts tc $200,000 by
responsible subscribers, pa; ablo in
cash, and that not less than 50 per cent.
thereof has been paid in, and that the
city council of the city of Charleston
has appropriated the sum of $50,000 for
the erection of a builling and other
wise promoting the said exposition.
Sec. 3. That for the purpose of carry
ing into effect the provisions of this
sat, a commission consisting of five
members, of whom his excellency the
governor shall be one, and a director of
the abjve-named J2xposition company
shall be one, is hereby created, which
commission shall serve without com
pensation. That the members of the
said commission shall be appointed by
his excellency the governor, and he
shall be chairman of the said comnis
sion. That the construction of the
said building and other work hereinbe
fore provided for sholl be performed
subject to the approval of the said com
Sec. 4. That at the close of the Reid
exposition the said property shall re
main the property of the Stta an be
turned over to the sinking fana cem
mission to be disposed of for the State
at their discretion.
About Their Pay.
In the House Wednesday Mr. Strom
had a bill to limit the compenea>ion of
the members a! the general asser.s; to
thirty days. He favored bienn.' es3
sions and 'if th;y could not .a had a
thirty day session would be lo4g
enough. There are~ too mary laws. It
would be far ster to have fewer bills
and more acts to the p'oint.
M.'r, Ashley favcre the bill.
Mr. Banke said it was a refiection
upon the house to pass the bill. The
members are eleoted to make neces
sary legislatian, and are entruutei
with the interests of the people.
Mr. Lever of Lexiesto.2 said that all
that some members do is to look up
into the galleries and droam of con
gressional possibilities wheon the mate
is redistricted. He ta1ed warmly
ah'ut what the people -!~d do for the
members who would hitten s time.
Mr. Butler movei the previous quxes
tian "in order to shut: ~oif am oris
gas," but witharew his motion in or
der for Mr. Moses of the ways and
means oommittee to make a statament.
The latter stated that prior to 1895
the legislature met in th~e month cf
December and always adjourned the
day before Christmas, The result was
that many bills hung on the calendar
until the last moment when but a few
members were present and dangerous
legislation resuited. The constitutional
convention changed the time of meet
ing for that very purpose. His owo
service had been conscientious and he
never asked what would the people do
with him. The people of Sumter had
by sernding him here shown their con
fidence in his judgment and he was
trying to give faithful return., His
routine of duty was to attend in the
house from 10 a. mn., to 2 p. in., and
from 4 p. mn., until supper he was locked
up in committee meetings. From 8
oclock until midnight he was frequent
ly in delegation meetings and his time
was fully occupied.
The bill was killed.
Mr. Dean's insurance bill was taken
up in the Senate on Wednesday for its
second reading. The law now requires
that any fire insurance company doing
business in the State shall deposit $lo,
000 in cash or securities to that amount.
This bill sought to do away with this,
and to make a certificate from the e~un
ty auditor that the comyany is solvent
and that 20 per cent. of capital stoek
has been paid in, all, that should be
neccessary to engage in busines.
Mr. Dean explained that his bill was
in the interest of home companies and
was to relieve the people from the tax.
ations of the old line companies. Sena
tor Gruber spoke at some length in fa
vor of the bill.
The judiciary committee had two re
ports, the majority being favorable.
Senator Henderson thought there
should be some deposit scmewhere for
the protection of polisy holders.
Senator Livingston spoke in favor of
the bill. He said one of the worst
monopalies in existence is that of the
old line insurance companic3, and the
revenue they extract from the pccph1 of
the State is immense. If a peren 'e*
sires to take insurance in a ;ooal c-omn
pany he will investigate its ecliditY,
and be will not pay money to- insur
ance unless he believes it good. North
Carolina has a similar law, --nd istu
anoe rates in that Szate are 25 per e'e a2,
chaper than here. , ,
The bill pssr~d its secon e'mn
~1 amendmnea.,~ o:
II KLEY A0U1,rLL.
Senavr Tcwr. Dsenounies in
Ser ' Term P:esee t Plicy J
IF S EN TON SLAUCHT;R
Or Lust for Other Pcp&s L ' s
Lot Us alise i': em
bro Fag of Iruierna
The senate turned from t grind of
appropriation bill Wednesday to listen
to a speech which partook of the charac
ter of an oration, from Senator Towne
by Minnesota, in advocacy of his resolu
tion for a cessation of hostilities in the
Philippines. Both the ficor and gal
leries were crowded. The rest of the
day was devoted to the Indian appro
Mr. Frye, the presiding offieer, laid
before the senate a cablegram from the
directory or the federal party in the
Philippines, addressed to the senate
and house praying authorization for
President McKinley to establish civil
government in the Philippinei when
ever he deems it opportune.
"Accessions to federal party by
thousands in all parts of the archipel
ago," says the cablegram. "Astitude-of
hitherto unreconcilable press and the
general public opinion show that labors
of -party to bring peace will soon be
crowned with success. Until now polit
ioal parties have attempted formation
en plans more or less questioning
American sovereignty. Our la'form
makes main plank sovereignty ;Z Uni
ted States with liberty to each citizen
to pursue peacefully his political ideas.
Hour of peace has sounded. Oa our
platform are grouped many Filipinos
of hitherto irreconnilable ideas, but
some more obstinate decline to join,
for though willing to accept sovereignity
of United States the prospect of indef
nito continuance of military govern
ment makce them distrust purposes of
the Unitea States and delays their sub
Mr. Towne then spoke. The charge
that Aguinaldo had sold his county to
Spaniards for a bribe, he dcclj red, was
"gratuiteous in its eslumny, when we
consider that the official publications of
our orn government contradict and
The senator declred tint "we were
in allianoe with tie FI;pincs, an al
liance sought by ours. rves. a .ded c
by us for our own advantage end fizi
ly, .o ear everlasting shame :aiaed
by us when we found it no langer ncc
e.sary and when Just of empire has so
blunted :-r mora! sendbilities that we
could mount frcn an act of perfidy to
the grand larceny of a n2ion."
"It is n. easy to f!x with aopurc7y
the tim.j when tee design ap ormed :":
take forcible possession of the: Phiiip
pine :iads," esid Mr. Tor. "'Up,i
the arri'vl c? Gecral Merris at da
ni'a d?:tinoc chage of tor wae oh
servabie betweon the United Sates
c-4111,! ,- the F';:;i-:oa. th- At-kred
atttndt being so mr:ked to force .e
conosusion that par; t Gened nr
ri s pre-arra.ged t- was to Ir
nceuvre out of an ra.~'ri frienidline-a
wih Auialdio, and thus to resob a
footing f or the conveoient deatpmnont
of~ same wret poliev with which no had
cooua fresh freighte frm Vlaigon.
"Rh h third :cicle 0f the pro
tes% .LeSpain does i'ot, "eu h
it saa r t president c: the 'hated
Statesis cau ingteissuranoe on De
lent assimiatior proclmation bavke
the plighted faith of tht governnut.
I f we are en uslai'. ;t,Mi he
I"let it hein ope guise. If we ines iOr
the 7.-p1e la'w', let us not glaza our
entecrpA:: with i-ise and~ sinittu pre
teiaz..kRather let us boldly re~is thei
sombre hag of irnternatioria piracy,
whistle toriiple dawn the 9. nd, and
then close ia upon our feeble victim to
the cry of loot and glory."
Mr. Towne maintained that the Unit
ed States was under the obligations of
ciroumnstances, if not indeed of actual
promise, to grant independence to the
Fdlipinos, who he contended, were able
to govern themselves. As the result of
two years of wasting war, we ceary
about one five-hundredth part oi that
archipctgo. No district is really
"paeified. We hold the ground our
troops stand on,practically nothing more
"Af ter the elections the resistance in
the Philippines increased and it had
been announced in the senate within a
week that 600,000 American soldiers
would be needed in the island for an in
"The retention of the Philippines
will commit us the the whole program
of ewpire. There is a law, among na
tions by which a bad appetite grows by
what it feeds on. No nation in hi.tory
has resisted it, and to every nation :.hat
had yielded to it it had brought d1iester.
Athens succombed to it and pihed.
Rome in dulged the mad am">n and
followed is to her doom. It was the
ruin oi Venice. It win work the dee
truction of England, in my opinlon, ere
the close of this fateful century. Are
we, with all the lessons of history be
fore us, to prove the next victim of this
ineatiate passion, the greatest, most
lamentable, most gratulious sacrifice in
all human tragedyt"
Immediately following Mr. Towns's
speech the credentials of his successor,
Moses E. Clapp of Minnesets, were pre
sented and be was du' sworain.
Coal Mine Wrecked.
A-fearful explosion occuredi Tn-to'iy
morning in Fernwood mine in Per-n
sylvania. Fire followed and ia is fee.rod
the entire force of w'ordmin il a
inciuere'.d before aM mer n o
Two bo:Jee were n'-..~:' tiMy
were so masngle-I ao-- ^ th
cannot be ic'n,iiet L fl i dea 'a
lamp ci miner came la~ eonmst with. a
bdcfgas. Tnv explosion that follow
ed shoo~k the earth tor a mile around.
TiLe rost Wn. heard all over the city.
Crowds at onco ruenced to the mouthl
ei fobre mino. The mine:S ?r- nejdy~ ?2
foreigners. f he r- ion th mi-. a.
not exactly known'.
You no dob her ,e i .E3 every
day that are not troe, and repetL them.
It is s rprisirag he; ma ta arc
toki thit aeuntrve anid cruci; ime a.r
true and dazuagis am * a *yc4
It blg sa i n mischiLmilS gesiip.