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VOL. XVI. MAN NI NG S C., WE1)NESIAY, JANUAR
THE HOU SE MEETS.
With Fine Attendance of Members at
WHAT HAS BMEN DONG SO FAR.
The Governors' Me.sage Read. Two
Vetoes Are Sent in by the
Governor and Both Are
The house of re-resentatives was
called to order at noon on Tuesday of
last week by Col. Ton C. Ramer, the
clerk. The roll by counties was called
and a majority of the members found
present. Hon. W. F. Stevenson of
Chestertield, speaker of the house. ther
took the chair and addressed t-he
members of the house.
At the conclusion of his remarks.
the speaker called the new members
before the bar of the house and they
were sworn in. The new members are
L. F. lzlar of Barnwell: W. J. John
son of Fairfield: J. It. Towill of Lex
ington and M. J. Hlough of Chester
field. These new representatives then
presented their credentials and sub
scribed to the oath of oice. Mr. Izlar
is a lawyer. a brother of former Judge
Izlar. and a leading citizen of Black
ville. Mr. Towill is quite a young man.
editQr of the Batesburg Advocate and
succeeds Congressman Lever. Capt.
Johnson is a leading merchant of
Ridgeway,. has been a member of thie
house before and is a member of the
State house commission. Mr. Rough
is a brother of Senator Hough and was
clerk of the judiciary committee of the
house last year.
A message from the senate declared
that that body had organized. The
house, after electing a chaplain, noti
fied the senate that it was ready for
business. There were three nomina
tions for chaplain: Rev. R. N. Pratt
of the Second Baptist church: Rev.
M. M. Kinard of the Ebenzer Luth
eran church an Rev. J. L. Mullinix
of the Methodist conference. On the
second ballot Mr. Pratt was elected.
The senate and the governor were no
.tified of the house's organization. The
governor's message was received and
THE VETO USED.
Act No 103 providing a special school
district in Anderson county was vetoeti
by the governor, as it was special legi
lation. and the house was so notitied.
The Anderson delegation agreed to
-the justness of the attorney general's
.decision in regard to the act No. 103.
.and the house concured.
The governor's message returning
-the free past act was read.
Mr. Spears moved that the bill be
passed. notwithstanding the gover
Mr. Ashley wanted to postpone ac
tion on the veto of the free pass act. but
the speaker ruled that it was a matter
'which should be acted utpon at once
:as a courtesy to the governor. The
v-ote was then taken and the hill was
buried by a vote of 64 to 38, the latter
being in favor of passing the act over
the governor's veto, whereas it requir
ed 83 votes to pass it.
'The speaker announced the following
apointments: Assistant clerk. J. Wil
son Gibbes: speaker's porter. Parnell
Meehan: laborers. Peter Harrison.
Callie Robins. Will Burton: door
keepers. Peter Saunders. S. L. Pope.
J. C. JIennings: pages. Calhoun De
Bruhl. Clark Wardlaw Adickes, C. J.
Colcook. Jr.. and Robert Evans.
The new members of the house were
assigned as follows: Izlar on ways
a nd means and intern~al improvements:
dough on judiciary and enrolled acts:
Johnson. State house and grounds and
public schools: Towill, education and
The following new bills were intro
duced; By Mr. Rucker, to increase
the annual appropriation for pensions
to $150,000: by Mr. J. B. Smith. to ex
tend the time for the payment of taxes
The first bill or resolution of the ses
sion was Mr. Bacot's concurrent reso
lution suggesting the postponement of
the exercises ineident to the presenta
tion of the brass tablet from the last
resting place of Gov. James Glen. The
resolution also extended an invitation
to Col. Jno. B. Cleveland. the donor.
to be present at the exercises. The
resolution was adopted by both
~WHAT WAS DONE WEDNEsDAY.
'In the house on Wednesday Mr.
M'oes of Sumter offered a resolution
-that a committee of one from each
,county be appointed to consider the
-several bills on redistricting the State
:and to report by bill next Tuesday.
'This was opposed by Mr. Croft of
.Aiken, Mr. Tatumn of Orangeburg,
.Mr. Rainsford of Edgefield and others.
The resolution was voted down. It
was finally decided to dispose of this
matter on the 22nd of this month.
The first bill to occasion debate was
that of Mr. D~odd of Spartanburg to
prohibit the sale and manufacture of
cigarette papers. Mr. Spears moved
to indetinitely postpone the bill. This
was v'oted down. The re presentatives
from the Pee Dee section pitched in
to the bill. Among those who op
posed it were D)r. Woods of Clarendon.
Mr. Wells of Florence. Mr. Sinkler of
CharlestOn and Col. Itobinson of An
derson. It was urged that this would
cripple the great tobacco industry of
the State wvithout accomplishing any
good. The bill was killed.
Mr. Dorroh offered a resolution f'or
the appointment of a committee of
three to draw up -a bill providing for
the establishment of police courts anid
of the ottice of recorder in -cities of
over 10.000. inhabitants. This was
tagreed to and Messrs. Dorroh, Weston
c and Sanders were appointed. The
INR! of Greenville. Columbia ,Ad
gpartanlburg are interested..
nat Amonir the new bills introduced
paere the following. By Mr. C. P.
~denders: To authorize and direct the
RM-retary of state to deliver to the
DrUiartan chapter of United D)aughters
the Coanfedrlrr or their aunthorized
::(eit. )Ile of Iih broi:el I aIe
COilumlis Wn th S[:,,Z Jhouse grolunds,
to he used in the erection of a Confed
erate molnument on the public square
in the city of Spartznhurg.
By Mr. Rucker. to provide for pay
iri costs in criminal cases transferred
frimi ne countv to another. This
bill puts the cost on the county in
which action started. There have
been suits in court because of the
lack of such a statute as this.
By Mr. Lomax of Abbeville: A bill
to provide for buying school books for
certain school districts. The bill pro
vides that whenever the trustees of
env ,eheo! district shall deem it to
tce interest of such scho:l district to
provide school hioks for the school iln
such districts they may use so iuch of
the money apportioned to the district
for the purpose of providing books as
in the' r judgment will be of advantage
to the pronoticn to educaat ion in such
district. Some other C of a local
character were intr2::d and the
lorne adjourned to Thursday.
THE FISH INDUsTRY.
The House on Thursday had a long
discussion on Mr. McCall's bill "to
provide for the further protection of
tish in this State" created discussion
and brourht out interesting informa
tion. The bill was finally adopted by
a vote of 45 to 2S. The first section
as variouslv amended now reads: "It
shall bIe unlawful for any person or
persons to use and seine, gill nut or
trap. or dynamite for the purpose of
catching jish, excepting mullets.
crabs, lobsters and shrimps, in any of
the navigable strearnsof thisState be
tween the first day of January and the
first day of April."
The second section provides that
person er persons vie!ting the
provisions of this act shall bie dieimd
guilty of a misdemeanor. and upon
i conviction thereof shall be lined not
less than three Iin dred (000) dollars,
or imprisoned not more than three
months. or both. in the discretion of
the court, and that one-half of the
fine imposed and collected shall he
paid to the prosecutor who furnishes
such evidence to convict the offen
TINKERI-NG AT THE j)IsPENSARY.
Mr. C. P. Sanders offered a bill to
amend the dispensary law. It pro
vides that section 7 of the dispensiry
law he stricken out and a new section
, substituted. The existing section
7 provides the manner in which dis
pensaries may be established, the pro
posed scection 7 goes further and pro
vides for the removal of those now
operating. The proposed section 7
concludes: "Any county may secure
the establishment of a dispensary or
dispensaries, or the removal of a dis
pensary or dispentaries within its
limiLs. in the following manner:
Upon the petition of one-fourth of the
qualified voters of each county for an
election upon either the question of
the establishment or the removal of
dispensaries therein being tiled with
the county supervisor of each county,
lie shall order an election submitting
the question of "dispensary" or "no
dispensary" to the qualified voters of
such county, which election shall be
conducted as other special elections,
and if a majority of the ballots cast be
found arnd declared to be for dispensary
then a dispensary may be established
in said county, but if a majority of the
ballots cast he found and declared to
be against the dispensary, then no dis
pensary shall be established therein,
and any dispensary already established
shall be closed. Elections under this
section can be held not oftener than
once in~ four years. No dispensary
shall be established in any county.
town or city wherein the sale of alco
holic liquors was prohibited prior to
July 1. 1893. except as herein permit
ted: Provided. That where dispen
saries have been established in such
cou-ity, town or city they shall rc
main as established until removed or
closed as permitted in this act."~'
THE DIsrENsARtY BILL.
On Friday the first second-reading
bill on the calendar in thc House was
Mr. Sanders' bill to allow counties
to vote on the establishment or re
moval of dispensaries. Mr. Tatum
moved to recommit the bill. Hie spoke
at length against it as directed as a
blow against the dispensary.
Mr. McGowan saw in this bill the
disintegrating process which would
result in the final overthrow of the
Mr. Diorroh-D~o you mean by that
admission that you are afraid to trust
this matter to the people?
iMr. McGowan replied that he would
not trust them with local option. It
is unwise to have the people, churches,
families perennially stirred up, and
the matter is now settled. The dis
pensary law is effective only as a po
lice regulation. and a police regulation
must apply to the whole State.
Mr. Towill of Lexington said that
the people are satistied with the dis
Mr. Henry 1B. Richardson thought
the measure fraught with great dan
ger in opening a way to elections. We
cannot satisfy all of the people.
Either the dispensary has decreased
drunkenness or just at the time it wa
started a moral uplifting came upon
the people. for conditions are better.
What is advocated as local option for
counties might be advocated for the
towship and where would it end?
Mr. Cooper of Laurens wanted tc
know why this opposition to the bill?
Are the dispensary people, who are in
trenched, no~t willing for t he people tc
say what they wvant? ile hail favored
letting each county govern the dispen
sary in its own way and he had beer
sustained in the campaign.
D Tr. ir. .J. Kinard saidl that if this
law were pass~ed Charleston would vote
the dispensary out and liquor would
flow as free as the tides ccn the ocean.
Mr. Sinkler-Well, the people ol
Greenwood needn't con~e down therc
and get drowned.
Mr. Ashley-Would Charlesteci vot'
ng cut tihe diispencsary have anything
to (d0 with G reenwoodP
Mr. Sinkler-If Gr1eenwood is now
"dI count where in is it better thar
Chrest'n wou~ldl be wtitt dlispensa
Mr . Kinard, repiedY to these several
qesti ons' bVy saing' that. t he town ol
Greenwoucci is'. t . theC county at
l rge fa' rs the di'spensary.
Mr. F. 1. Mc 'aster made a spirited
defense of Chiarlestcn whichi had beer
dragged into this debate. Charlestor
OP-ENIN( kTHE SENvATEK
Why It Was Hard for the Body tc
WORK D01E UP TO THIS TIME
Senator Raysor Sworn in atnd As
signed to Several Committees.
The Gove'nor's Message
R1cceived and iRead.
The only trouble that the senatc
had at its first session was in adjourn
ing. Everything had moved sinooth.
ly enough and only Senator larnwell'.
chirography had occasioned any hitchl
in the proceedings until all bufines
being apparently disposed (f Senator
Sheppard, the parliamentary author.
ty of the legislature. moved in lili
usual manner 'that the senate do no'.
It w taken for granted that the
motion would pass, since there was
nothing else to do, and so no onc
Senater Sheppard's Gladstone el
lar was perceptibly agitated wnwii thc
presidinu ofleer. Lieut. Gov. Tillman.
also froin Edetield, announced that
the motion was lost. that the senate
refused toadjourn. The senator fromn
Edgetield for once was puzzled and did
not conceal the fact. Finally he in
quircd the reasons of the chiir's rul
No senator voted," said the presi
dent. "and the motion is lost."
"*How many. Mr. President, voted
in the negative?" asked the senator.
"It was a tie," said the president.
"and in case of a tie the president has
the right to cast the deciding vote.
The chair voted no."
Senator Sheppard smiled and -then
again moved to adjourn. . Lieut. Gov.
Tlllman promptly ruled the motion
I out of order. since one motion to ad
journ cannot succeed another without
other business intervening.
Senator Hough tried his hand and
I moved to adjourn. He was met with
the same ruling and Senator Rough
Senator Mower suggested that some
senator who voted with the majority
might move to consider. Nobody but
the reporters laughed.
Senator Appelt arose. He moved
that the senate attend the Glen memo
rial exercises in the hall of the house
Wednesday night. Several senators
voted for the rnotion and none against
I it., so it was carried. The senator
from Clarendon then moved to ad
journ. There were several votes in
the affirmative and none in the nega
tive and the senate adjourned.
That is how the senate's first ses
sion ended. It began at noon when
Col. Tillman called it to orde-r, and
the clerks called the roll. Prayer wa.
made by the chaplain, the Rev. S. 11.
Zimmerman. pastor of the Main Street
Methodist church, after which Lie t.
Gov. Tillman addressed the senate in a
few appropriate words.
THE FIRsT BUstNESs.
Senator Sheppard moved that a
committee t~o appointed to communi
cate be the governor that the senate
was organized and ready for any comn
munication from his excellency. The
committee consisted of Senator Shep
pard. Barnwell and Brown,. and these
gentlemen immediately performed the
duty. Senator Raysor, the successom
to Senator Brantley of Orangeburg,
resigned, presented his credentials and
was sworn in by the president.
Lieut. Gov. Tillman then announced
the appointments of pages and other
minor officials of the body.
Senator Sheppard for the commit
tee reported that the governor said he
would communicate with the senate
immediately and Private Secretary
Aull was announced and present ed the
Senator Sheppard moved that the
senator from Orangeburg, Rlaysor, be
assigned to the same committee as his
predecessor save that on public library,
for which was substituted the judici
ary committee. This was carried and
Senator Raysor was accordingly as
signed to the committees.
Senator Barnwell offered a resolu
tion to recommit all bills unacted upon
to the appropriate committees, which
On Wednesday the senate was in
session but little more than half an
hour but during that time dispatched
considerable business. Such matters
as wert acted upon went through
The president of the senate an
nounced the appointment of R. A.
Floyd and A. HI. Glover as doorkeep
ers and they were sworn in.
Senator Mayfield introduced a reso
lution, which was adopted, directing
the sergeant-at-arms to provide news
furniture fo? the senate corumnittee
rooms. that now in use being worn and
Senator Raysor of Orangeburg in
troduced a bill providing for comnpul
sory education. The bill requires par
ents or guardians to send their chil
dren between 8 and 14 years of age tc
a public or private school at least
eight weeks in each year. unless pre
vented by Illness or proficiency. such
excuses to be passed upon by the town
ship school trustees. V\iolations oi
this provision are made punishable by
a fine of not less than S5 nor more
than $20, or by Imprisonment not lest
than five days nor more than 20 days,
the cases to be tried by magistrates.
Fines so collected are to be turned intt
the county iehool fund. The bIll war
referredntothe commnittee on educa
Senator Gruber introduced six bill
looking toamnending the constitutior
so as-to provide for biennial sessions '.'
the general asse:nbly. His plan is t
have tihe legislature to meet every tw(
years. and to have re-presentativie
elected for four years and senators fut
six years. His scheme provides foi
extra sessions to be called by the gov
ernor if ocessIin should arise aind em
powers the governor to fill vacancies
in the supreme and circuit court
benches. The bills were referred b
the inriciary mmmiee.
several ot her bills of a local charac
it'-r were introduced and the Senate
adjourned over to Tmursday.
The Senate was in a bill killing hu
mor on Thursday. and several hills
Ithat came over from the last session
were permanently laid aside. Quite a
number of new bills were introduced
Lieutenant Governor Tillman has
received a communication from a com1- S
inittee of the St. Louis Exposition. in
which it is stated that a committee of
fifty would visit this State to attend
the Charleston Exposition and come
to Columbia to attend the legislative
session. The committee will come
here about February 1. the date set
by the Lieutenant Governor at the
request of the coimittee. . It is uu
d(!'rstood that the coii!t.tee will ask
for an appropriation from the State
for a South Carolina exhibit at the .
Louis Exposition, but it mnay safely be
staled that no money for that purpose
will be appropriated.
The Senate then adjourned to Fri
THE NEW JURY LAW. G
in the Senate on Friday the judici- 0
arv committee made a favorable re
norr. with amendments, on the biH in- t
i rodluced Thursday by Senator Gray- u
don providing for a new jury law. The I a
hill was niade the special order for
Wednesday and from day to (lay until d
disposed of. This is one of the most e
niprtant matters to come before this lh
sesion of the legislature. as most of t
the courts in the State are "tied up," a
so to speak. for lack of a constitutipn
al jury law. the lawyers being unwill
ing to proceed with the trial of cases
with juries drawn under the present
law. The bill has been very carefully
I prepared and it is hoped to get it
throu..h both houses and have it rati- t
I led at, an early day so that new juries
may be drawn in different counties.
These bills.got their second reading
The house bill to authorize and em
power cities, towns, towships, school t
districts and counties to issue negotia
ble coupon bonds for the refunding or
payment in whole or in part of any g
valid bonded indebtedness heretofore t
or hereafter contracted by the said
cities,' towns, townships, scbo6l'dis
tricts, special school districts or coun- g
Mr. Hydrick's bill to authorize the
county treasurer and county superin
tendent of the several counties to bor
row money for any fiscal year to pay
school claims of said year.
Mr. Ilerndon's bill amending the act -
in regard to dispensaries; in Pickens s
and Oconee. Thie bill gives the money
in Oconee to the school fund, and in
Pickens to the road fund.
LAT-NDRIES WANT PROTECTION. st
Senator Graydon. by request. pre- b
sented a memorial from the steam ir
laundries of the State asking the leg- f(
islature to pass a law requiring that
agents for laundries outside the State
pay an annual license. The memorial.
which was 'quite a lengthy one, set
forth that the steam laundry business a
is vs yet an infant iindustry in this d
State: that about $100,000 is invested r
in 17 different steam laundries; that s
their business is being injured by c
cheap com petition from old established s
laundries outside the State; that these n
outside laundries have no money in- e
vested in the State and pay~ no taxes n
in the State. and should not be allowed a
to injure home enterprises, etc., etc., s
through several pages of typewritten a
foolscap. The memorial was referred r*
to the committee~ on commerce and d
manufactures. A bill requiring agents f
for laundries outside the State to pay e
a license has already been introduced d
in the house.
Aftrthe conclusion of all the other
business Senator Appelt moved to gc
into executive session for the purpose
of confirming the appointments of
magistrates. etc. I
The lieutenant governor put the mo-e
tion in the usual manner: "Those in
favor thereof will vote aye: those op
poe ilvote no." Nobody voted. n
"The chair is in doubt.," began the
lieutanant governor, when Senator Ap
pelt jumped up and- gesticulated fran-P
tically. "I voted aye," he exclaimed.
Senator Appelt plainly didn't want aa
recurrence of the incident of Tuesday.
"Very well," replied the lieutenant0
~governor. "The senator from Claren
don voted aye; the motion is carried
and ,the senate will go into executive 1
The Senate then adjourned to
A Warning to Dentists. c
A patient who became temporarily c
deranged under the influence of gast
nearly took the life of Dentist H. K. s
Frontz, of Montgomery, Pa.. Wednes- y,
day. The patient was Morris Tyson, y
a muscular mechanic. He leaped from a
the chair, and catching Dr. Frontz by c
the throat, threw him to the floor. d
Tyson picked the doctor up and threw r
him against the wall, stunning him. g
Then he stood the dentist on his feet, t
grasped his throat again, and had s
narly strangled him to death when i:
hel cae.When Tyson recovered
from the eitects of the gas he recalled t
nothing~ 'f his attack upon the den- It
tist. _______ _ It
nat)ies are Worth a Quarter.
The Chiicago News says: Cook county
wll have to pay 25 cents for every if
haby bo rn inside its limits and whose a
bith-'is reported to the County Clerk s
during 192 This is on aceount of a n
law which was enacted by the last o
Legislature. The object of the law j
was not to place a bounty on the birth I
of babies in Chicago. but to Insure the
recording of the births of the babies
woimany be b~ornl. The physici an g
presiding at the birth of a child will Ie
be entitled to collect the tax. If he . a
neglects hi's duty. the parents of the
oTspring will have the next chance ats
tile cotonty's quarter.
A No~te of Warning.
A note of warning." says the New p
Orleans Picayune. "is given to the r
c'mmissiners of the Charleston and fi
St Louis expositions by the liguresn
giving the adlmissionis to the lately 0
defunct Pan-American show at Buffalo.
Tihe total admission footed up to 8.
52.08 of which no less than 5.306.
5t' were decad heads, and yet there are n
ple' who are wondering why the l;
showv closed its gate~s with an enor- I
[as Been Started in the Soutth Carolina
REGULATING THE RAILROADS.
onie Measures Which Will be Up
for Disposal at this Session of
the Legislature. Fighting
The legislature is beginning at once
take up the matter of combination
f capital into "trusts." and there are
iso some bills relating to other corpo
itions. Mr. McGowan of Laurens is
Le author of the anti-trust bill.
Mr. W. J, Johnson Thursday intro
uced a bill to require railroads and
.ilroad companies to accept as full
ayment for freight the rate provided
y the bill of lading and the pro rata
f freight on the amount or quantity
f goods delivered.
Mr. deLoach of York has a bill
rought over from last session "to regT
late th settlelpent of freight short
Mr. Theus of Hampton will Intro.
uce a bill "to impose on all railroad
,mpanles In this State liability for
ss or damage to property delivered
them for shipment and lost or dam
ged beyond their own line."
AGAINST THE TRUST.
The title of Mr, McGowan's measure
"A bill to prohibitall manufactilr.
ig corporations from buying or leasr
g or otherwise acquiring property,
ghts, franchise of good will or capi
It bigins with a preamable stating:
Whereas the buying, leasing or other
ise acquiring by manufacturing cor
orations, the property, rights, fran
ses and good will of other corpora
ions engaged in similar business tends
) lessen the price of agricultural pro
ucts of the State, creates monopolies
d stifles competition and Increases
ie price of manufacturing products.
"Section 1. Be it enacted 'by the
neral assembly of the State of South
arolina that all manufacturing cor
rations, be and they are hereby pro
bited from buying. leasing or other
ise acquiring the property, rights,
anchises and good will. or controll
g interests in the capital stock of
1her corporations engaged in the
Lme kind of business.
"Sec. 2, That all corporations vio
ting the provisions shall be subject
a fine of five per cent. of the capital
ck of the offending corporations to
a recovered by the attorney general
i an action on behalf of the State and
>r the use of the State.
MR. DELOACH'S BILL.
The following are the provisions of
[r. de Loach's bill: "That whenever
ay shortage occurs in freight to be
livered within this State by any
ilroad company or common carrier,
ich railroad company or common
grier shall deliver the balance of
ic freight to the consignee upon de
tand after such consignee has tender
Lto said railroad company or comn
on carrier the full amount of carri
ge charges, less the cost value of
ch shortage; and in case such short
ge exceeds the, carriage charges, such
ilroad or common carrier shall, upon
emand, deliver the balance of such
~eight then in their posession to the
>nsignlee under a penalty of $10 per
Ry for each and every day such
eight may remain in their possession
rter said demand, to be recovered in
a court of competent jurisdiction
y the person aggrieved."
The bill to be introduced by Mr.
'heus provides: " That all railroad
>mpanies in this State shall be deem
and become liable to the owner,
-hether consignor or consignee, for all
roperty delivered to them for ship
ient beyond their own lines. And
"That all connecting lines of rail
>ad receiving property from the ship
ing railroad as aforesaid shall and
iey are hereby declared to be the
ents of the railroads receiving said
roperty for shipment for the purpose
transportation and delivery."
And the following are the provisions
the bill Introduced by Mr. W. J.
ohnson to prevent railroads from col
FREIGHT ON OVERCHARGES.
Sec. 1. That any railroad or railroad
>mpany in this State or any other
tate receiving merchandise, wares or
>mmodities of any kind for shipment
> any place or point in this State
-all issue a bill of lading therefor
-ith the rate of freight with the
int of destination therein stated,
nd when said goods merchandise
>mmodities shall reach their point of
estination or place of delivery the
ilroad company delivering the same
oods, merchandise, wares or commodi
es shall protect the rate of freight
:ipulated in the original bill of lad
ag issued by the receiving company.
"Sec. 2. Any effort or attempt on
ae part ofeany railroad in this State
collect a greater amount than the
arough rate stated In the original
ill of lading or any e~ort to with
old the delivery of said goods, wares.
ierchandise or commodities when the
eight equaling the rate stated in the
ill of lading Is tendered by the con
gnee. Shall be fined in the sum of
ot less than $100 for each and every
fence. In addition~being liable for
ther damages that occur to the con
.gnee by such unlawful delivery.
Sec. 3. No person or persons, firms
r corporations shall be required to pay
eght upon the goods, wares or mer
andse,they do not receive,but where
shortage occurs on any shipment by
ss In transit or otherwise the con
gne shall only be required to pay
ich portion of the freight as may be
ne upon the portion of the shipment
e receives. For a violation of the
rovision of this section the offending
ilroad or railroad company shall be
ned in a sum of not less than $50
or more than $100 for each and every
fence in the discretion of the court.
Respect to Dr. Stokes.
Senator Tillman on last Wednesday
iorning announced the death of the
.te Congressman Stokes to the United
tates Senate and as a mark of respect
WANTS A TRANSFER.
The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Seek the United States Court.
There has been another move in the
matter of the suit brought by Attor
ney General Bellinger against the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical company.
which was a move to dissolve the char
ters of the domestic corporations con
cerned and to prohibit the further do
ing of business within this State by
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical com
pany. Wednesday night the follow
ing notice was served upon the attor
The State of South Carolina. Richland
county: in the court of common
The State of South Carolina vs. the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical compa
ny et al.
To Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger, attor
Please take notice that a petition
and bond for removal of this cause to
the circuit court of the United States
for the eastern district of South Caro,
lina has been filed in this court, and
that on the first day of the session
next ensuing after the date hereof, at
the hour of 12 m,, or as soon thereaf
ter as counsel can be heard, the said
petition and bond for removal will be
presented to this court for Its accept
Mitchell & Smith.
Attorn'eys for V.-C. C. Co.
Wilicox & Willcox,
Attorneys for Imperial Fertilizer Co.
Trenholm, Rhett, Miller & Whaley,
Attorneys for Standard F. M. Co.
W, A, Holnlan,
Attorney for Berkeley Chemical Co.
Simmons, Siegling & Cappellman,
Attorneys for Chicora Fertilizer Co.
Clark & Muller,
Attorneys for Columbia Phos. Co,
T, L. and A, H, Donaldson,
Attorneys for Greenville Fert. Co,
N. W. Hardin,
Attorney for Carolina Sul. Acid Co.
Charleston, S. C., Jan. 14th, 1902.
The principal ground for the peti
tion for removal is that the South
Carolina anti-trust law is in contra
vention of the constitution of the
United States and null and void. This
was indeed an interesting turn. But
it was not nearly so interesting as the
next move of the attorney general
made Thursday night. lie calls on
the legislature to at once revoke the
privileges and franchises given the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical company.
Friday morning he sent the official
document to the general -assembly.
Patrick had worked hard all his days'
but his sons had spent his money for
him, and when he was too old for ac
tive work, he was offered the position
of crossing-tender at a small railroad
station. He looked dubious as the
duties of the office were explained to
him, and the meaning of the various
flags was clearly stated. "In case of
danger, with a train coming, of course I
you wave the red flag," said his friend,
proceeding with his explanation. A
hard old hand grasped his arm. "Man
dear, it'll never do," said Patrick,
shaking his head solemnly. "I could:
never trust mesilf to remimber to3
wave a red flag whin there wa~s a green
"Governor McSweeney is to be con
gratulated on his veto of the anti-free
pass repeal bill. He has certainly
done the 'popular and right thing. He
has been hitting the nail on the head
so frequently lately that there is some
ground for the suspicion that he con
templates being a candidate for re
election. He has filled his high office
most acceptably to the people of the
State and has carefully avoided many
opportunities to make mistakes. He
has shown great patriotism and state
pride and has done everything he
could to further the interest and wel
fare of the state and its people."
The valuable necklace which was
recently stolen from the Woman's
Building at the Charleston Exposi
tion, has been recovered. The neck
lace was traced to New York and the
detectives of that city were asked to
watch the express company's offices1
and arrest the party who called for
the package. After allowing thef
valuable heirloom to lie in the office
for sometime he called for it and it
was delivered to him. The detectives
immediately took him in charge but
as the charges were not pressed he
was released and the necklace returned
to Its owner.
The Cherry Tree Swindle.
A dispatch from Rutherford, Ns. C.,
says: "Postofflce Inspector Enter
man is here working up the cases
against the cherry tree men. Depu
ty Marshall Scoggins has all the work
he can do summoning witnesses, and
arranging for the preliminary trial
Wednesday. District Attorney Hol
ton Is expected to attand the trial,
and rumor has it that there are sever
al prongInent citizens here and at For
est City whose names have not been
connected with the -business before
who will be Implicated."
The News and Courier thinks they
have queer Ideas of what constitutes
"cheerful' news" in Manila. A dis
patch from that city reports that such
news has been received from Batangas
Province and explains: "The columns
have distroyed a large number of ham
lets and enough rations to feed twenty
thousand Filipinos six months. The
enemy fled before the Americans.
Many of them were killed." There
was "not abingle American casuality,"'
it Is added-which is probably the
cheerful feature of the report.
The Washington Post calls atten
,tion to the fact that the burning of
human beings at the stake in the coun
try "had its origin in Massachusetts."]
The News and Courier well says "the
fact is irrelevant, however. The vic
tims in that State had not committed
any crime; and besides, the South does
not accept Massachusstts as its ex
emplar In other matters. and should
not in this one.
REDISTRICTING THE STATE.
The Districts as Now Constituted
With Their Populatioi.
The Congressional Districts of the
State are almost sure to be rearranged
at the present session of the Legisla
ture. For the information of our
readers we give the districts as now
constituted and the population by
counties of each.
First District-Charleston 88,006;
Georgetown 22,846: Beaufort 35,495;
Williamsburg (portion 22,130; Colleton
(portion) 11,151: Berkeley (portion)
15.000: total 195,628.
Second District--iken 39,032;
Barnwell 35.504; Bamberg 17.296;
Saluda 18.966: Edgetield 25,479;
Hampton 23.738: total 160,015.
Third District--Abbeville -33,400:;
Anderson 55,728: Greenwood 28,343:
Newberry 30.182: Oconee 23,634;
Pickens 19.375: total 190.662.
Fourth District-Fairleld 29,425:
Greenville 53,490; Laurens 37,382;
Spartanburg 65.560; Union 25,501;
Richland (portion) 31.392: total 242,-:
Fifth District -Cherokee 21,359;
Chester 2S.616; Chesterfield 20.401;
Kershaw 24.696: Lancaster 24,311;
York 41,684; total 161,067.
Sixth District-Clarendon 28,184;
Darlington 32.388; Florence 28,474;
Horry 23.364; Marion 35,181; Marl
oro 27,639; Williamsburg (portion)
),555; total 184,785.
Seventh District-Dorchester 16,
294; Lexington- 27,264; Orangeburg
59,663: Sumter 51.237; Colleton (por
5ion) 22.301; Berkeley (portIon) 15.-1
154; Richland (portion) 14,197; total
sOME PROPoSED CHANGES.
Mr. F. H. Weston has introduced a
)ill in the house to group the counties
Pee Dee District-Marlboro, Ches
rfield. Darlington, Marion, Florence.
Rlorry and Clarendon.
Santee District-Georgetown, Wil
iamsburg, Charleston. Berkeley and
Wateree District-Riebland, Fair
leld, Kershaw, Sumter, Lancaster
Edisto District-Orangeburg, Barn
vell, Bamberg, Hampton, Beaufort
Saluda District-Edgefield, Aiken,
saluda, Newberry, Greenwood and
Keowee District-Abbeville, Ander
;on. Oconee, Pickens and Greenville.
Catawba District-Union, Spartan
>urg, Cherokee, York and Chester.
The bill introduced by Mr. Mc
Yowan of Laurens provides that the
listricts shall be formed as follows:
First District-Charleston, Berke
ey, Beaufort, Colleton and Dorches
Second District-Aiken, Bamberg,
Barnwell, Edgefield, - Saluda, Lexing
on and Hampton.
Third District-Pickens, Oconee,
knderson, Abbeville, Greenwood and
Fourth Distric-Laurens, Spartan
>urg, Greenville and Union.
Fifth District-Cherokee, Chester,
Tork, Fairfield, Kershaw, Chester
ield and Lancaster.
Sixth District-Marlboro, Marion,
Eorry, Darlington, Florenee, Wil
iamsburg and Georgetown.
Seventh District--Richland, Sum
er, Orangeburg and Clarendon.
Then there are others which will be
A GHASTLY SIGHT.
ive Mangled Bodies Found in One
A ghastly discovery was made Wed
nesday when some neighbors hearing
ries coming from the residence of
Vincenzo ~Vizolek, a Pole, at 209
Spring Alley, Pittsburg, Pa., broke
pen the doors and found the bed room
af the house saturated with blood.
Mrs. Rosa Lak lay beside the bed, her
race and head almost crushed beyond~
recognition, dead. Three little chil
ren, their heads and bodies covered
with cuts and gashes, and the hus
band, Vencelsick, almost dead, were
lying on the floor..
From what could be learned it ap
pears that Vencelsick came home In
toxicated last night and assaulted his
wife with a rail cutter. The first
blow Inflicted an 'ugly gash on her
shoulder and knocked her down, but,
she was on her feet again In an in
tant and with such weapons as she~
ould find in the room she defended,
berself. The three children were
asleep in one of the beds and the bru
tal father becoming so angry at his'
wife rushed to the bed and rained
blow after blow upon the sleeping lit
le ones. The sharp edge of the cutter
backed the children in a frightful
manner and the hospital physicians
say that there is very little hope of
The attack on the children Infuri
ated the wife and with a knife in each
band she sprang at her husband and
stabbed him a number of times. He
managed to get in a number of blows
luring the -close battle and seeing that
she was getting weak he 'gave her a
shove and as she staggered back
brought the cutter down on her skull
with all his force, crushing her skull
and she fell to the floor dead. By the
time he had killed his wife Vencelsick
as exhausted. lHe sank on the floor
mnd lay there throughout the night
>nable to move. The moans of the
:hildren this morning and one of them
:rymng was what attracted the neigh
Vencelsick, it is said, was not mar
ied to the woman, whose name it de
reloped later was Rosa Lak. A strange
nan who was found in the house by
he police, was locked up. He refuses
Open Every Day.
Harold B. Wright. pastor of the
hristian church at Pittsburg. does
ot believe that a church should be
losed up six days in the week, and
mly opened the seventh, when the
people assemble to worship. He pro
poses to make the building earn divid
~nds every day in the week. It will
>e pen at all times. comfortable
:hairs will be provided, plenty of good
reading matter. books, magazines and
aily papers will be at hand, and the
public will be invited to drop in at
mny time ndnr1oin the comforts.
THE FREE PASS BILL
Vetoed by the Governor andthe House
HOW EACH KRRHEVOTED ON IT.
The Governor Fully Sets Forth His
Reasons for the Rejection
of the Act By His
As soon as the House of Representa
tives got ready for business on Ttues
day week Governor McSweeney sent in
a message vetoing the act repealing
the antifree pass act passed at the last
session. The message reads as fol
To the Speaker and Members of the
House of Representatives:
I beg to return to you without my
approval act-No. 129 to "Rcpeal an act
entitled 'an act to prevent the use of
a free pass, express or ielegraphirank
on any railroadby any United States or
member of congress from this State, or
by any member of tlhe general assembly
of this State, or by any State or county
official, or by any judge of a court of
record in this State.' Approved De
cember 22, A. D. 1891." This act was
passed at your last session, but was not
ratified and turned over to us until the
last day of the session and, therefore.
could receive no consideration until af
ter your adjournment. The act wilch
the one under consideration purports
to repeal was passed in response to a
popular demand to remove the legisla
tor and the offcial, as far as. possible,
from corporate power and influence. It
was not entirely a factional measure,
though enacted during the time when
factional feeling ran high. It had the
support of members of all factions at
that time and was enacted for the pub
lic weal. I do not know of any demand
or any good reason why it should be re
peale.d, and have therefore withheld
my approval from the act repealingi
The system of distributing free passes
by railroads among the members of the
legislature and other officials before
this act, was passed prohibiting it was -
pernicioiwnd while I would not fora
moment beunderstood as sayingor in
timating that any legislator or other
official, State or county, could be un
duly influenced by receiving a free
pass, yet it should be remembered that
we are all human and must feel kindly
to that manorcorpration the recipient
of whose favors we are. These corpora
tions are already very powerful ad
wield great influence on legislation.
Why should a frank or a free pass be
given to a man as State official orleg
islator when it would not be thought
of so long as he remained a private C
zen. Legislation is frequently-had.af
fecting these corporations and laws al
ready made affecting them have to be
executed. it is best for the public
service that the official and the legisla
tor be entirely free to act withen
impartiality in maling and executing,
the laws. He should be able at al
times to hold the scales of justice with
an even hand, rememberingalwaysthe
rights of thecorporationsas wellas the
rights of the people. Believing this
can be better done by not accepting
favors from the corporations, and the
fore not being under obligations to
them, however small the obligation, I
beg to return to you the repeaning act
without my aproval and signature.
M. B. MSeeney,
The motion of Mr. Spears of .Darl
ington to pass the act over the veto
was voted upon by the house at once.
It required 83 votes to do this.. When
the vote was counted it was found
that the friends of the nieasure bad
lost., getting the required figures,-but _
not in the proper order-38. The
vote on the motion was a follows:
Ayes-Ashley, .Bivens, Blesse, Car
ter, Cooper, Crum, Datze Dnns
Dodd. Dommnick, Durant, ,fr Es
tridge. Freeman, Gourdin, Hough,
Humphrey James, Jaregan W
Lyles, Mauldin, McCall, McGowan
Jno. McMaster, Moffett, W.L. Parker,
Patterson, R. B. A. C~obinson, Sea~
brook, Spears, Wells, Weston, Whaley,
Nays-Stevenson All, Bacot,
Banks, Beamguar Brooks, Brown
Bryan, Canipbell, 11ggsh, Croft
Dean, DeBruhI, Dorroh, Dunbar, El
der. Fox, Fraser Galiuchat, Gunter,
Haile, Hardin, Nill, Hollis, Izlar, 0.
L. Johnson, 'Kibler, Kinard, Lide,
Lomax, 3layson, McLaughlin McMo
Moses, Moss, NebitNo ls rne
Pyatt, Rainesford, Itankin, Richard
son. Rucker, Stackhouse Sanders,
Seigler, J. B'. Smith, M. 'L. Smith,
Strom, Stroman, Tatum, Thompson,
Towill, Vincent, W Jng, Webb, West,
Wilson, Wingo, . W d, Woodward.
It will be seen that the Governor's
veto was sustained by a handsome
majority, which will likely dispose of
the bill for good.
Helping the Exposition.
In the National House of Rep
resentatives on Wednesday Mr,
Moody of Massachusetts presented a
joint resolution to appropriate $90,000
to pay the expenses incurred by the
West Indian and South Carolina Inter
State exposition at Charleston, s. C.,
in connection with the government
exhibit at Charleston. Mr. Payne of
New York declared that the manage
ment, when the governmenf, exhibit
was secured, agreed .that the United
States would not be asked for one cent.
Mr. Elliott. in reply. took issue with
Mr. Payne as to the facts. He said
he was much more anxious that the
management of the exposition should
not be placed in a false attitude than
that the resolution should be adopted.
Mr. Moody pledged himself that with
the adoption of the pending resolution
the government's expense in connec
tion with the Charleston exposition
would cease. The resolution was
A Democratic Ticket.
The Chicago Chronicle suggists
David Hill and Carter Harrisou for the
Democratic ticket in 1904. The
Chattanooga News says that this is a
strong combination but for one thing.
Hill is too prominently allied with the
old light in the party. Schley aud -
Carter liarrison would be a stronger
ticket, in our opinion. Presidential
calculators should keep their eyes on
the hero of Santiago. The Democrat
ic party wants to get together. Hill
would not heal the breach: Schley
miht dor it.