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The Amount of Business Bone During
the Past Year
AS SHOWN BY ANNUAL REPORT
01 the [e;.i-tive committtee Ap
pointed to Examine the Books
and Vouchers of Those Who
Manage the Busine~s.
The largest and most ini)(rtUt
business in which the State is inter
ested is the dispensary. 'Th sines
for the year ending Novemrt :")"
shows that the arvegte busIns.l
the dispensa ry ha. bn er -
millions of doars. 0 1 t s 'uIl
all has been paid out u-iih 'e eXcep
tion of 824.174.,:. and the report for
the year shows that. t he dispensary ha
on hand $6170H worth of' liquo.
This 5647.700 worth of liquor is about
equally divided between the State dis
pensary and the couty dispensaries.
The report furth shows that the
school fund has ! credit of $611.0
all of which is eviliently in st-oek. dis
tributed thr u.: t the State and at
the State dispet.;ary. The dispensary
owed on December 1. according to tie
annual report. 8196,000. There is a
great deal in the annual report that
will be of interest. The report is
made by the special Legislative com
mittee. which consists of Senator
Sharpe. and Messrs. A. Z. Stroman
and Thomas B. Butler.
THE ANNUAL REPORT.
The comparative statement of as
sets and liabilities for the tiscal year
ending November 30. 1901. reads thus:
Cash in State treasury No
vember 30,1901................... 24-174.,3
Teams and wagons (invent
ory November 30. 1901...... 64.00
Supplies (inventory Novem
ber 30, 1901).................... . 7.1.622.40
Machinery and otfice fixtures
(inventory Nov. 30. 1901).... 4.529.53
Contraband (inventory No
vember 30, 1901). ......... 272.50
Merchandise in hands of dis
pensers November 30, 1901.. 342.152.83
Merchandise (inventory of
stock at State dispensary,
11-30, 1901)...... ...... 305,589.20
Suspended accounts............. 2,901.37
Personal accounts due State
for tax advanced on bond
ed spirits, empty barrels.
alcohol, etc........................ 5,290.52
Personal accounts due by
State for supplies, whis
keys, wines, beer, alcohol.
Total liabilities. ......$808,344.60
The statement of profit and loss ac
count for the fiscal year ending Novemn
ber 30, 1901. reads thus:
Gross profits on merchandise
sold during year..........480490.60
Contraband seizures........ 6,085.91
Permit fees................... 7.50
State's share of profits on
beer sold by the Germania
Brewing Company,Charles- 1694
ton, during year.........1694
Amount recovered on bond
R. F. Z. Holtzclaw, ex-dis
penser at Greenville, S. C... 250.00.
Amount collected from W. J.
Brown, e-x-dispenser at -
Cheraw, S. C................ 4119
Amount collected from C.
Sartor, ex-dispenser at
Union, S. C............... 109.13
.Amount collected from M. T.
Pitts, ex-dispenser, 'Salu
da, S. C.................. 250
Total gross profits........488,688.77
Supplies-Bottles, corks, l1a
bels, wire, tin-foil, lead
seals, boxes, nails, sealing .
wax, etc., etc., used durmgj
Insurance premium......... 2,843.22
Breakage and leakage....... 377.71
Freight :nd express charges.. 80,117.74
Labor (pay rolls)............20.585.11
expenses of inspectors, per
diem and mileage of mem
bers of State board of di
rectors and Legislative ex
amining committee, ofiice
supplies, lights, telegrams,
postage, stock feed, ice,
printing, revenue stamps,
telephone rent,. etc.......29,348.56
Constabulary $45,127.22, less
profi ts withheld from the
Ciyof Charleston, to pay
expenses of constabulary
forces for services in said
CW :s July 18, 1901, to
October~ 9. 1901. inclusive,
as per resoltZ ion adopted
by the State board of di
rectors October 9th, 1901,
Loss by robbery at Williston
dispensary on the night of
November 9, 1900........... 12.90
Loss by robbery at Seneca.
dispensary Oct.22, 1900... 23.75
Loss by robbery at Fairfax
dispensary December 12,
1900, $32.41, less amount of
goods recovered, $2.48.... 29.93
Loss by robbery at Williston
dispensary Jan. 7,1901.... 60.92
Stale beer at Kershaw dis
pensary destroyed by order
of commissioner............ 34.00
Worthless wine at Summer
ville dispe~nsary destroyed
by N. H. Stansell, inspector 5.40
Worthless liquors at Laurens
dispensary condemned and
destroyed by county board
of control.................. 32.8
Loss by robbery at the Dar
lington dispensary A pril 6,
Revenue license.............. 125.00
Loss by robbery at Fairfax
dispensary on the night of
August 14, 1901............. 34.06
Loss by robbery at Adams
Run dispensary September
19, 1901.................... 44.29
Loss by robbery at Danville
dispensary on the night of
September 29, 1901......... 10.77
Net profits for year passed-to
the credit of the school
The cash statements for the fiscalI
year ending November 30. 1901. is as
Balance in State
30, 1901.......$ -'143,820.86
Jan. receipts... 21.593141
Feb. receipts... 157.33.77
March receipts.... 154,927.29
April receipts.. 157.743.77
May receipts... 134,409.16
June receipts.. 116,34.S3
July receipts... 13.06.55
August receipts.. 126.568.63,
October receipts 210.799).79
Nov. receipts.. 179,826.17
Total receipts for year 1,952,080.30
Totlr ..1 ..... 2095.901.16
.an arv ............ 3S5,407.11
iebruary ........... 141,5.7S.45
Mlarch ............... 109.218.54
lav . 15,86.... 0
......... ........ 144,61L.54
. .................. 119 .804 .6 Z)
August .............. 49
Sept ember......... 95.t42.t
October ...... ...... 237.519.('
November ......... 2_11.7n;.46
mients for y'Calr 2.~1 .~2t.-3
Balance in Sinaie.
tre'asu rv Nov.
-r tht yari pe1,nnanenit il improve
nnems have bOeen !u01 de as follows:
)i'e bul i(lilg cost ing . ........... ,171.
.Xddii ion to main building.... 4.166.81
Vaul di xtures....................... 1.650.00
E!-:vtto .................. 1.540.0)
E., alting . 430.(H)
Ware house No. 2.................. 535.0)
T ota I ................................. 14.494.1
AN OLD TIKE RELIC
Of Ain old T m Governor oir the
sz-z e oVrsouth' Carolina.
Tihe miemirial exercises relative to
the ohlicial reopt io:i of t he tablet from
t'' grave :f Colonial Governor Wen
were held i-i the hali of the House of
l'epresentat ives at Columbia Wednes
day night. There was a large crowd
present. including ladies and gent le
men of the city. as well as a number
of outsiders. The Governor and Sena
tor Marshall and Representative Ba
cot entered the House at the head of
a number of Legislators and other of
icials and prominent citizens. Sena
tor Marshall. chairman of the com
mittee appointed by the Legislature
to prepare arrangements. presided in
opening the exercises. He referred to
the fact that a tablet from the cotiln
of Governor ~Glen had been presented
to the State by Mr. John B. Cleveland.
who had reserved it from the grave of
Governor Glen. who is buried in Scot
land. Senator Marshall, in giving a
brief historical statement of reasons
for this celebration, introduced Prof.
R. Means Davis, who delivered an in
teresting historical address. Prof.
Davis's address was listened to with
rapt attention. His closing remarks
were most eloquently delivered and
his address was most enthusiastically
In accepting the tablet for the
State Governor McSweeney said:
Ir. Chairman: It gives me great
pleasure in behalf of the State and as
its representative on this occasion to
accept this tablet of Governor Glen. It
has already been placed alongside other
memorials which stand as the repre
sentatives of the valor and the patriot
ism of the sons of Carolina. The State
has made wonderful progress since the
days when Governor Glen stood at the
helm and made peace and opened trade
relations with the Indians. And yet
in that which goes to make a great
State South Carolina has always been
wealthy. Board acres and~ fast expanse
of territory, crowded cities and costly
structures do not make a great State,
but it takes men, broad-minded men.
and these we have ever had. This in
cident revives the memories of the
past and recalls the sacrifices made
and the hardships endured by those
who laid the foundations of the Re
it is a beautiful spirit which prompts
the presentation of this mcamorial to
the State. and a spirit which should be
encouraged, it is an evidence of pataiot
ism ana a love of State and a regard
for the memories of the past, with
their trials and their triumphs, their
successes and their failures, which in
itself is altogether lovely and com
Apart from the tribute we now pay
to the memory of one of the Colonial
Governors it arouses an inquiry into
the history of those times which can
not but be'beneticial. It is helpful for
the present and means much for our
welfare in the future, if we will stop
occasionally and study the past and its
history. In this purely commercial
age we are living too much in the pres
ent and not only, apparently at
least, care too little for the study of
the glorious history we have made as a
State, but we are and have been some
what indifferent and careless of
its preservation. We need to encourage
sentiment and a reverence for the men
of the past, who have made the history
of the Commonwealth great in the
sisterhood of States, for by so doing we
encourage patriotism and love of
country in the boys and girls, and the
meri and women of to-day.
This presentation has given us a les
son in our own history. which many of
us did not know, but which we will re
member and which will be helpful: To
Col. John B. Cleveland. the patriotic
son of the Piedmont. I desire to say in
behalf of the State, that this memorial
tablet is accepted with a high apprecia
tion of the noble sentiment and pa
triotic spirit which prompted its
presentat ion, not so much for the value
of the tablet, but for the opportunity
it has given to teach a lesson on the
Colonial history of our State.
According to the New York Ob
server, this is a period of general
religious torpor: "There is no doubt
but that v's live in a period of general
religious torpor. Some people are in
consequence tempted to imagine that.
therefore, religion is out o1f date. and
will finally pass entirely from the
thought and practice of men. Not at
all. The religious instinct in humani
t~ will reassert itself in time. Per
haps. indeed. there are cycles of re
igious feeling. Statistics seem to
bear that opinion now. It may be
that we are now between two flood
tides of religious enthusiasm. It is
now slack water, but it may be that
presently the tide will begin to run
flood again. High water may come
again in a few years. At any rate,
that is a hopeful view to take of the
case and if we are to accomplish any
thing at all as Christian wcrkers we
will need to be inspired by the optimis
tic spirit. So long as God is Ive must
believe that things will get on, final
ly. by His help, and with a little hu
man help mixed in. too."
A Noted Woman Dead.
Miss Mary S. Hill. "the Nightiu
gale of the Confederacy," was buried
in New Orleans on Sunday, by the
Confederate Veterans. She was a na
tive of Ireland, but went to Louisiana
as a child. During the civil war she
enrolled herself as a voluntary nurse~
and was matron of the Louisiana Hlos
pital in Richmond. She wa~s sent by
Jefferson D)avis on three confidential
missions to Europe. Returning to
New Orleans while General Butler was
in charge. she was arrested and sent
to prison. but was released on. the in
tercession of the British Consul.
When the Louisiana Soldiers' Home
was erected Miss Ilill was chosen as
its matron but resigned when it was
on a firm footing and moved to Brook
lyn. where she died on ,Jan. 7. At the
request of the Confederate Veterans
the~ body was sent from Brooklyn to
New Orleans. wher~ it was placed in
the tomb) of the A my of Northern
The General Assembly is Asked to
Complete Them by the
VETERANS, SONS, DAUGHTERS.
They All Ask That the Work be I1o;!e
Bel'ore It is Too .ate. The
Present Rolls in Bad
The effort to do somethinig now be
fore it is too late to perfect the Con
federate rolls of South Carolina and
preserve them is being pushed before
the general assemlbly. There is a
great deal to be accomplished and if it
is to be accomplished at all it must be
done at once. The general plan that
the Confederate veterans and the
daughters and sons have determined
upon will necessitate somile expenses
and the legislature is asked to appro
priate the money necessary. Again
the present rolls are in constant use
and are in danger of being ahsolutely
worn out from daily tingering. The
attention iif the gcneral assembly has
been called to this by the custodian
who has made the suggestion that
they be printed in book form and adds
that the sale of the books will proba
bly pay for the expense incurred. The
printing (if those rolls in this way will
of course greatly facilitate the work
that the veterans' organization wishes
to undertake. The memorial on the
subject was presented to the general
assembly Thursday and reads as fol
To the General Assemly of South
Your memorialists. constituting a
joint, committee of the South Carolina
division of United Confederate Veter
ans and Sons of \eterans. respectfully
[The text '6f the resolution is quot
ed. as is also the text (of the resolu
tions adopted by the sons.]
Your memorialists. in this appeal
to the general assembly of their State.
holding that there has never been a
worthier human cause better incarnat
ed than in the Confederate soldier.
deem it unnecessary to say more than
to emphasize the absolute necessity
for legislative action, in order that the
men who fought for their count-y
shall live in their country's history.
The plan proposed by the Veterans,
endorsed by the Sons of Veterans. em
bodied in thu foregoing resolutions,
seems to be the most practicable yet
suggested for the complete enrollment
of the soldiers of the Confederacy en
listed from this State.
The Hon. John P. Thomas and his
worthy predecessors (all honor to them)
undertook this work. but for want of
financial aid were of necessity com
pelled to abandon it. The Confeder
ate Veterans and Sons of Veterans
have succeeded to their labors.
The proposed plan, briefly stated, is
to secure the name of every Con feder
ate soldier, by means of a committee1
in each count y of the State. operating
through a committee of committees in
each township of every county: so that
there shall not be omitted from the
official confederate rolls of the State
the name (if a~ single man who respond
ed to the "call to ar'ms." The work
will be considered a privilege, ~as well
as a sacred duty by those to whom it <
shall be entrusted.
It is -believed that this method of t
enrollment will also he an important 1
aid to the proper officials in the deter
mination of claims for pensions, as it 1
is now sometimes difficult for meritor
ious, but needy veterans, to obtain i
the requisite certificates to entitlec
their claims to the favorable consider
ation of the pension boards.t
Necessarily' there will be required 1
an expenditure of money for the pur
chase of county and township enroll-s
ment books. whereiht to record names, I
and for stationery and stamps. Tos
meet this expense, it is estimated that l
eight hundred dollars will he required.
Your memorialists appeal. with confi-a
dence, to the patriotism of the legisla-e
tors of the State to make~ the neces-r
South Carolina should remember her
sons, "who, in the (lark hours of im
prisonment. in the hopelessness of the
hospital, and in t he short. sharp agony
of the field, f'oundi support and consola~
tion in the belief that at home they I
would not be forgotten."
Your memorialists feel that this ao
peal to the general assembly would be
incomplete without appending theretoa
the action of the South Carolina di-t
vision of the Daughters of the Confed- T
racy, at their annual convention held
t Sumter. S. C.. in November. 1901. O
"Resolved, That the South Carolina
:ivision of the Daughters of the Con- '
federacy hereby pledges its hearty co
peration with the Veterans and Sons I
f Veterans in their efforts to comn- I
plete and perfect the enrollment of all ~
veterans of South Carolina who ren- Ia
ered military and naval service to 1
he Confederate States from 1861 to s
865. and that the president be re
uested to 1ppoint one or more mem
bers from each chapter in the State to
ct with th(e committee appointed by
the Veterans and Sons of Vterans.
"And inasmuch as this enrollment -
f veterans 'jy counties and townships ,
will involve considerable expense in the
matters of p)ostage and the prepara
tion of the proper books and station
ry, be it further
"Resolvec, That the State division
f the Daughters of the Confederacy,t
in convention assembled. do most_
eartily endorse and commend toi the
favorable action of the legislature the
remorial cf the joint committee of
Veterans and Sons (if Veterans. for
the approp:iation of eight hundred
ollars for these purposes."~
The memorial is signed by C. Irvine
Walker. commanding South Carolina
division. Unlitedl Confederate veterans: I.
Butler Jiagood, commanding South u
Carolina division. U~nited Sons oif Con-1
federate veterans: Zimmerman Davis. ri
:ommanding First, brigade. South f
Carolna division. United Confederate a
veterans, chairman of joint coimmit- I
tee. J. IH. Steinmneyer. WV. HI. Ed- I
wards, R. R. Hlemphill. J. L. Coker (
James A. Hoyt. Theodore Kohin. corn r
mittee on the part of United Confed- I
rate veterans. D. H. MIeans. M. L. d
Bonham, E. HI. Au'. Francis HI. Wes- I
ton, August Kohn, R. M. D~avis. W. A. t
Kelly. J. E. Norment. Henry W. Con- r
nr. D). A. Spivey, Charles G. Dantz- c
er, E. .J. Watson. cimmit tee on 1 he
part, of United Sons if Con federate
The Governor's Chaplain.
Th'le Rev. W. J1. Copelanmd of Ain
rerson. a Baptist minister who has e
charge of a numbcr of churches in f;
Anderson, has been appimntedl by the f;
governor chaplainm on his stail' with (
the rank of lieutenant colonel. The i
stall has heretofore been without a t
CLAIMS UNI5AID SALARY.
rhe state said to Owe the Late Seua
tor Earle a Balance.
The Columnbia State says 'the claim
,f the estate of the late Senator Earle
'or balance due on his salary as circuit.
udge will no doubt occasion some sll'
)rise. The alildaNits accoipa nying
he claii which is in the hands of
Ion. lH. A. .Morgan state that in his
ast illness *senator Earle spoke of the
act that the Stre of South Carolina
>wed hin over a thousand dollars. but
lid not state in what way and. on ac
:ouint of his critical condition, he was
!orbidden to speak of business mat
'"Within the last twelve months
SIrs. Earle received some intimation
:at such an amount was due herself
is the adininistratrix of the estate.
4he caused an investigation to be
nade by Capt. J. A. Mooney and her
;on. Maj. Jno. 11. Earle. As Capt.
)iooney himself died suddenly within
:he past few mow;nths. MIaj. Earle has
aken charge of the matter. Capt.
.io(oney had been Senator Earle's part
ier in the practice of law.
'The athidavits and other exhibits
;how that Gen. Earle was commis
sioned judge on T.he 13th of December.
l[94, and served continuously in that
:apacity until the ist of January.
i897. a little over two years. All the
n1oley that he received (uring that
:ime was ,G.325.
"The legislature had passed an act
)n )ec. 22. !893. reducing the salary
>f circuit judges to S3.000. bu the
reneral appropriations act of 1894 re
tored the salary to 13.500. For this
%eason there occurred the discrepancy
>f $1.066.(;6 which is claimed to be
iue the heirs of Gen. Earle. $500 a
ear for 1wo years and . for the
lilference in time between the 1ath of
l)ecemher. 1894. and the 31st of .lanu
try. 1897. at the rate of $20,4.25 per
-inth instead of ,250 the rate at
vhich he was actually paid."
A Slick Swindle.
A short time ago a. well dressed
tranger wa.s arrested in Columbia for
rying to beat Mr. S. B. McMaster out
f a tine gun. The stranger repre
ented himself to be the son of Mr. W.
k. Clark, and the plan was a pretend
d lease of two guns for a hunt. The
uns were sent to Wright's hotel. Mr.
IcMaster suspicioned that the fellow
vas a fraud, and followed the guns to
he hotel. When he got. there he
ound the fellow getting ready to
cave on a train with the guns. Mr.
IfcMaster had the fellow arrested and
ocked up. It now appears that the
ame is being worked in several South
rn cities, and the Charlotte police are
ooking for a man who worked the
ame suo:--ssfully in that city. The
Vashington police have written the
>olice of Charlotte and say that the
tame was also worked in Washington.
Che following description is given of
)me of the swindlers by the Washing
on police: "About 25 years old, 5
et 93 inches tall, medium build, fair
'omplexion, smooth face, clear add ress,
ears a silk hat, dark or black suit.
lack overcoat, light silk scarf with
luster pin, and of v.ery stylish appear
me." Dealers in line guns had bet
er look out for these rascals.
Tillman's Neat Thritst.
In discussing a hilt in the Senate
br. Hoar, referring to the training of
alors in civil life, said there was an
ther l'act not generally known. Our
ndependence in the war of the revolu
ion had been won at sea. It was not
he French alliance. but the rate of
naritime insurance which compelled
he unwilling moaarch to come to
eace. The rate of insurance on Eng
ish comnmercial ships then was 2$ per
ent in the Mediterranean. After
r. Bac . had protested that it was
he valor of our soldiers and sailors
hat enabled the colonies to gain their
ndependence and not the rates of in
urance on English ships. Mr. Tillman
nsisted that Mr. Hoar should give
omne of the credit of achieving inde
endence to the ether colonies than
few England. Amid laughter and
,pplause, he fleclared: "There's glory
nough to go round, as our great ad
niral in command at the batte of San
The Rurat Free Delivery.
The Spartanburg .Journal says the
ural free postal deliver. system prom
s to give congress some trouble,
articularly in regard to the amount
if compensation which shall be given
be rural carriers. When the service
c'as started, compensation was placed
t $300 a year, and it was expected
h t a sufliient number of ca rriers
rould be glad to obtain the positions
.t that figure. The trouble is that
n some routes the pay is sufficient,
rhile on others it is entirely inade
uate, and several proposals have been
aade as to the exact sum that would
est cover all locations. The post
aster general has increased the comn
'ensation from $300 to $400 and then
rom $400 to $500 a year. but even the
itter tigure was not satisfactory, and
te has asked to -be relieved of the re
ponsibility of fixing the salary, turn
ag the question over to congress.
Two Children Killed.
The Augusta Herald says the train
n the Coast Line which left Augusta
hursday afternoon killed two negro
hidren just below Biarnwell. one ten
ars and the other three years old.
t seems that tile children were play
ag along the side of the track and
hen the train neared they tried to
ross. but the engine struck them be
ore they got across. The death of
he little children was real pitiful. The
der one had the baby on his back
laying horse when the engine strucs
hem. killing them both. Enginer
~erge Wilson was driving the engine,
ut did not see the children in time to
A Public Beneuit.
An illustration of how new money
rought in circullates and helps build
p a townl is to be scene in Charleston.
'he government bought a sit~e for a
aval station there. The parties
r(.mf whlom the land was acquired used
part of the money for buying, re
.uilding and refitting the 0old Millsj
Iuse. at tile corner (if Meeting andi
ueen streets, making of it one of the!
ust modern and desirable hotels in~
he state. it was opened the other
v under the name of the SL. .ohn's
Ilotel. Old Charlestonians and old
ime visit ors to that city will be rather
eretful that the name has been
MIust Run On Time.
A new railroad law went into etTeet
aTexas on the first instant. It re
uies trains toi r'un in accordlance with
heir pub~lished schedules unless delay
i by unavoidable accidents. If they
i to run on time without suchi satis
ctory encse they incur the penalty
tile law. This new law is giving
.nmense satisfaction to the many
raveling people who have to wait and
-ai and wait on belatedl train.
THE HOUSE MEETS.
[CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE.]
will do what is right. 'I he S1 ate will
not permit itself to be overrun by 1he
scum of the earth. le favors the dis
pensary. though not as at present
managed. The constitution merely
provides that liquor shall not be sold
by the drink. Ie is eternally opposed
to the drenching of the State in blind
tiger liquor, and this bill would not d
Dr. K inard stated that he did not
mean to retlect on Charleston in an op
probrious way. merely to cite Charles
ton as a county opposed to the dispen
3Mr. Dorroh 'favored the bill. Each
county is best litted to settle the mat
ter for itself.
Mr. Izlar of Barnwell had seen bar
rooms, prohibition and dispensary in
his county at different times. le be
lieves in the dispensary. Baleful influ
ences will be brought to bear when the
question is taken to the polls and pro
hibition may. nominally, triumph. lie
declared that the prohibition era iII
Barnwell was tle most demoralizing
in its history.
1r. Morgan of Greenville spoke in
favor of the bill.
The closing argument for the bill
was made by Mr. Sanders. the author
of the bill. If there is "o be disintegra
tion. at whose hands will it be disinte
grated-e With all of the machinery
of th'e dispensary in operation, if it be
voted out hy the people, then is that
not evidence that it is objectionable
to them? If it is not objectionable,
why be afraid of this bill? If the peo
ple of a county oppose a dispensary
they have no way in the world to get
rid of it now.
Mr. Gunter of Aiken and Mr. M. L.
Smith of Kershaw opposed the bill.
The latter admifted that the measure
is founded upon true and good Demo
cratic doctrines, yet it would not be
wise to have this whole matter opened
and the State thrown into turmoil.
The vote torecommitwas taken and
the bill was recommitted, or virtually
killed, by the following vote:
Yeas-Speaker Stevenson. All. Aus
tin. Banks. Beamguard, Bivens, Blease.
Brooks, Butler, Carter, Coggeshall,
Crum, Dean. DeBruhl, Dominick,
Efird, Elder. Estridge, Gaston, Gour
din. Gunter, Haile, Bardin, Hollis,
Hough, Humphrey, Izar, James, Jarni
gan. 0. L. Johnson, W. J. Johnson,
eels, Kibler, Kinard, Lide, Little,
Lomax -Lyles, McCall, McLaughlin,
McLeoA, McGowan, Mishoe, Morrison,
Moss. Nichols,.Rainesford. Richardson.
Robertson, Seigler, M. L.~Smith, Stro
man, Tatum, Theus, J.P. Thomas.Jr.,
Thompson, Towill, Wolling, Webb,
Wells, West, Williams, Wilson, Woods,
Nays-Ashley, Bacot, Bolts. Brown,
Bryan, Colcock, Cooper, Dennis, Dodd,
Dorroh, Dunbar, Durant, Fox, Fraser.
Freeman. Galluchat Hill, Kirx-y,
Lockwood. Lofton, Kogan, Mauhin,
Mayson, DeGraw, F. H. MIcMaster,
Jno. McMaster, Morgan, Murchison.
Nesbitt, W. L. Parker, Prince, Pyatt,
Rankin, C. E. Robinson, Rucker.
Stackhouse, Sanders. Seabrook. Sink
1cr, J. B. 'Smith, Vincent, Weston.
Mrs. Sander's bill to regulate the
manner of.paying to towns and cities
their share- of dispensary profits pass
ed second reading. The bill provides
that the county treasurers of the
severral counties of this State shall
not pay to the authorities of the
several cities and towns entitled to
dispensary profits their share of such
profits except upon the warrants of
the county supervisor. It shall be
the duty of the county supervisor of
each county wherein dispensaries are
located, upon a proper showing to
issue warants to the authorities of
the cities and towns for thcir respec
tive share of the dispensary profits in
the same manner as other warrants are
issued by-the county supervisor.
The house gave second reading with
out discussion to Mr. Dodd's bill to
require electric street railway com
panies to affix vestibules to their cars
for the protection of motormen. The
bill provides that electric street rail
way companies shall affix to their cars
or coaches suitable vestibules for the
protection of the motormen. That
corporations running and operating
electric street railway cars or coaches
who fails to comply with the provi
sions of this act within six months
shall be subject to a penaity of $10
per day, to be recovered by any
itizen in the city or town where such
corporation does business for the bene
fiet of the State.
TIIE STATUS OF DOGs.
A measure of some importance which
passed second reading was Mr. J. C.
.obertsons bill to declare all dogs and
hitches returned and listed for taxa
tion to be personal property, with all
the remedies and rights incident to the
wnership of other personal property.
Section 1. That all dogs and bitches,
which are now returned and listed for
taxation or shall hereafter be returned
by the owners thereof and listed on the
tax books of the county auditor of this
State for taxation, are hereby declarefs
personal prope-ty, and the owners
thereof shall have the remedies for
amages and other causes of action for
the enforcement of their rights to.
-ogs and bitches which are now inci
ent to the ownership of all other per
sonal property: provided, no dog or
bitch not so returned for taxation
shall be considered or held to be per
sonal property by the courts of the
Section 2. That all acts or parts of
ats ideconsistent with this act be, and
re hereby, repealed.
De mocracy's Gain.
The State says in one day the Demo
ratic contingent in the United States
senate gains two valuable members by
the election of Gorman in Maryland
nd McCreary in Kentucky. Mr. Gor
ans ability as a politician may at
times have been exaggerated, but
here can be no doubt that he is in
hat respect the equal of any D~emo
rat in the senate, and if he applies
imself .to the formulation of the par
y policy along lines with which the
ank and file are in sympathy his re
urn to active participation in nation
l politics will be a real gain to the
Democracy. The election of "Jeems"
cCeary .completes the restoration of
Kentucky to her normal status as a
D emocratic commonwealth represent
d by D)emocratic officials. McCreary
as Eerved as governor of his State and
for several terms as congressman, he
ossesses abitity as well as experience
nd has always been a staunch party
an. With Blackburn and McCreary
s her senators, Kentucky's represen
tat ion in the upper house compares
ost favorably with that of any other
State and surpasses the present aver
age of southern States.
LCvE as an anti-fat seems to have
>en very effective in the case of t he
Wisconsin woman who sued a man for
~5.00 damages because she lost thirty
our.ds of flesh when he married an
A BOLD ROBBERY.
Seven Mask Men Hold Up and Rob a
I' sooutilounCd K1alnsas Cit y South
ern, passenger t rain was held up Thur: -
day night at 1 'ock. half a mile
noli of Spir, 1. T.. bY seven naa.ked
miien. The express and imail car were
entered. The local safe in the ex
press car was opened. but net -hing
secured from it. The robbers tried to
open the through safe. but failed.
Then they ritled the mail car. and
its said secured a quantity (f register
ed ma if. The scene of the robbery is
15 miles from Fort Smith.
A report from there says that Unit
ed States marshals are scouring the
country in search of therobbers. Three
suspects. miners. have been arrested
and taken to Potiau. 1. T. Railrod
and express otlicials decline to state
how much booty was taken. It is
said. -however. that the rbberr, got
away with $2.000. Te rol))ers Ia gg
ed the i rain bet ween Spiro and iled
land. While two of the seven men
covered tile engineer and fireman with
revolvers others forced a porter who
had appeared on the steps Cof the for
ward coach to uncouple the baggage
car from the train.
John Ploc:k. tra velinug salesman from
Fort Smith. alghted from the train
and was about to fire unenol( one of the
robbers when he was prevented by
Conducter Sullivan who feared that
the men would fire into the passenger
couches. The baggage car uncou pied
the engineer was compelled to pull up
the road a distance of one mile. There
the robbers, after disarming the mes
senger. went through the baggage and
mail car. Their work finished. one of
the robbers handed the messenger the
revolver taken from him and all made
for the timber.
Postoflice o(liciali deny that any
registered mail was tAken. anti the ex
press ofticials say that one package
containing :5 covers their loss. Spiro
is a small station near the Arkansas
river in Indian territory. It is a
desolate place in the timber. which
affords good cover fOr a robbery. Pu
teau. the second station south from
Spiro, was the scene of a former train
A FUN1Y CASE.
A Thief Accuses the Man He Robs
of Being a Thief.
George I. Kline. of St. Louis. and
Robert L. West. of Cincinnati. were
arrested across the river from New Or
leans Wednesday morning, charged
with robbing the trunk of T. E. Mlan
ners of Chicago, of about $2.500 worth
of jewelry. They are alleged to have
represented themselves on last night
as Manners and another guest, at the
St. Charles. paid the bills and left
with the b)aggage. They crossed the
river in a skiff and were caught before
the train came, on which they expect
ed to leave, through the watchfulness
of a news boy. who had read the story
in the iewspapers.
Later in the day Mannmers wvent
over to identify the property and
Kline accused him of being a thief
under an alias. As the whole affair
had a suspicious appcarance. MIanners
was also arrested. The police believe
he may be Kerns, the New York jew
elry thief. and Chief of Detective
Titus. of New York. sent a telegram
here which strengthens the idea.
Manners claims that he is with his
f'ather in the lpawn brokerage
business at Chicago. and that the
jewvelry taken was unredeemed pledges
he was trying to dispsofFit
daodpins. a odwatch, a dia
mond brooch and some pearls are in
A dispatch from New York says
Capt. Titus. of the detective bureau.
of that city said that he had received
disnatches from New Orleans. which
said that a man believed to be the
missing valet. Kerns. who is accused
of having robbed Paul G. Thebaud of
$50.000 worth of jewelry here. was un
der arrest there. He added that~he
had received a detailed description of
the man under arrest and that he be
lieved him to be Kerns. lie said the
description tallied very closely. event
to the gold tooth Kerns had. Ste-ps
are to be taken looking towards the
complete identification of the arrested
man. If this is established requisi
tion p:spers will be applied for ~if neC
A BRAVE FIGET.
A High Sheriff and a Deputy Sheriff
Killed by Highwayman.
A dispatch from Guthrie Oklahoma.
says Sheriff Frank Smith and his de
pkuty George Beck, were killed by high
waymen early Wednesday morning in
thle vicinity of Anadarko. Oklahomna.
the home of the ottieers. A posse of
100 men started immediately on the
trail (of the murderers but no arrests
have been reported.
The posse expects a tierce fight be
tore the men shall be taken and it i
known that the noiorious highway -
men Bob1 McCune Cravens and Bob
Sims. are at the head of the gang, in
that region. SheritT Smith was appoilnt
ed from Nornian. Okla.. where he had
been on the sherifis and marshal's
forces for a number of years. A num
ber of murders and robberies arc charg-i
ed to the gang that murdered the of
ticers. and efforts to capture them
have been made by all the ollcers in
Sheriti Smith and D)eputy fleck met
death while storming an Indian hut
eight miles west of Anadarko. High
waymen on Sumday night had held up
and robbed persons going home from
church and Smith and Beck. accom
panied 0y Deputy Briggs, located the
robbers early Wednesday mlorning in
the hut. in attemp~ting to enter
Srnith was shot through the breast
and died in a few minutes.
Bcck also was shot through the
breast and his left aria was shattered.
Briggs was not injured. The highway
men robboed the dead bodies of the of
ticers and then lied. Sheriff Smith
made .a (lying effort to arrest the rob
bers and shot several times through
the dloor and walls after being wo4und
ed. Beck continued the light until
A Fatal Cave In.
Ini a cave-in at the Ada mine at (ar
terville, 310.. four miners I st the ir I
lives. another was inj ured~ fatally andi I
seversi others were seriously hurt
The action was causedl by tihe prema
ture explosion oCf dynami tc. w hic
blocked the entrance to the mine. IL
took several hours' work by the men
from adjoining mines before the im-C
priennned miners were reached.
A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE.
An Earthquake Shock Brings Wreck
and luhin to a Mxican Towti.
One of the most terrihie catas
t rop. : *xr recorded in t he st ates of
Guerrerl Mlexico. is reprted to have
occUrre( late Friday afternoon when
an extremeiy violent eart lhquake shick
was ft at Chilpair-ngo. c.musing a
great .s ife an.i nji:4g in:uiy
persons. letails froin the stricken
district are very meagre but scatter
ing reports received here Frid:y ni;iht
indicate that probably :09 persns
were killed and as many more injured.
It is knowii that the state capitol.
the parish church and nia::y business
houses and residences are in ruins.
and there is much sufferiUn; as a re
result of the awful seismic dibtur
hance. One of the edifces that suf
fered'most was the federal telegraph
olice. which explains the paucity of
news that has so far reacnedl this city.
Later meagre details began to arrive
here. The telegraph lines and appara
tus at Chilpancingo were badly dam
aged. but the employes. all of whom
were uninjured. quickly proceeded to
erect an improvised telegraph Ocliec
on the outskirts of the city.
The number of deaths was g -eater
in the parish church than ir any
single place, as a crowd of wors'ippers
were gathered there for the afternoon
service. The solid masonry-walled
room came toppling down on the wor
shippers as if it had been wrenched
from its bearings by a thousand strung
hands. Several people were k1illed
there. The war department has or
dered the troops in the neighborhood
to co-operate in the work of rescue.
Until this work is completed it will be
impossible to accurately learn the
number of victims. It is believed
however, that this is one of the most
destructive seismic phenomena that
has occurred in Mexico. The German
part of the population of Chilpancingo
are camping out under tents around
the town, which is tive days' journey
from the national capital.
Earthquake shocks were felt in
many other cities and towns. In
Mexico City the earthquake took
place at 5:I7 Friday after'oon and
was of such violence as to shake the
most substantial buildings. The pan
American congress was in session at
the time and many of the delegates
were greatly alarmed. The first move
ment was one of trepidation and was
very sharp. It was followed by an
easier oscillatory movement north
northeast to south-southwest. The
duration was fifty-fiye seconds. The
damage in this city was only slight.
The state of Guerrero has always
been the focus of seismic disturbances.
Reports received here Friday night
state that the shock was very severe
at Chilapa. No casualties are so far
reported from here. In duration the
Chilpancingo shock was less prolonged
than that in Mexico City. having
lasted fifty seconds against fiftyv-five
seconds at the capital.
st. Peter'. Chair.
The actual material chair of St. Po
ter is now venerated in his basilica ini
Rome, and enshrined in the splendid
-ronze throne supported by colossal1
Sgures of four doctors of the church,
SS. Ambrose,'Augustine, Athanasius
and Chrosostom, the whole weighing
2I3,000 Rloman pounds. The actual
seat is a simple oak-chair, which only
in the ninth century was adorned in
fron t with ivory plates. Until the time1
of Alexander VIII. the position of the
-elic frequently chaned. In the old
at church of St. Peter, built by Con- I
et antine between 320 and 350, the chani '
la d a place of honor at one of the sides
in the bnpisisal chapel ercetedi by
Pcpe Dama~isens. In those days the
Roman pontifis used to seat them
re!ves upon this-chair in order to ad- ]
mnnister confirma~tion to the neo
phytes just baptised. In the cighith
2enturyv con temporary pitrsrep
resented the chair as kept in the ora
tory of St. Leo. Archaeologists like
De Rlossi and Maruechi have proved
the existence of this venerable reli
as far back as the 'second centur3I
Even at that time it was looked upos
vith the highest veneration as a ma
terial proof of the apostolic succes
sion. In the sixth century A bbot Johr,.
is recorded as having carried some o01
the oil from the lamp ever burning be
fore the a postolic throne to the Loin
ard Queen Theodolinda.--Tablet. I
Sr:nlnm: of the Sutu Treaty. S
The sutan. of Suiu was persuadedt to
r;. the treaty with this country byv
me:ns of a phonograph. The sultan ~
n-1 his suite were assembled on the
dTh-.i of the man of war Charleston.
rn d prelimidnary negotiations were
ompleted and terms agreed upon, but ~
the sultan would not sign. Every-et
fort to put hin1 in good humor had t
failed when Gen. Bates had a phono- I
grap)h set up on deck. When it began g
to pour forth th. words of "There'l'
ea Uot Time in the Old Town, To
U~, the rrnnm'ers of the sultan's
~ite were variously strickeu with t
fear and delight. The sultan was
arma-ed. and on being permitted to t
tpekl into the machine and hear his y
s-u voice reproduced, his suspicions r
-f the Americans vanished. Hie
rompi' ty andc in great -good humor
zr.e-d Ihe tr-saty.-Goldcn Days.
snedish Lannd Arrangremei't. t
in Sweden they have a laad arrange. a
neat of this kind. The farmer wiil u
give a tenant so mrsny acres of ground, (
>rovided the tenant will give him so
nany days' labor for so many years,
he labor to be paid as wanted.-N. Y.
Warned in Time.
Tired Treadwell-lHIold on; don't gog
o dat house fer grub.
Samiterind Sim-Why not?
"I seen a delivery boy takin' a snowa
hovel in dere 'yistady."-Chicagoe
Familiar Phenomenon, c
The "bloody rain" reported in Italy s1
s a phenomenon familiar to natural- i'
sts. The microscope has demon- d
trated that the redness of the Red3
ea, of rare snow and occasional rain n
s due to living organisms transportedh
>y abnormal atmospheric conditions. .f
ometimes lurid ashes and scoriae
rom active volcanoes produce the
ame effects. The "fata morgana" is
mirage of the Straits of Messina and r4
s not rare.-~rhicago Chronicle-.
But, Oh the Fun,.i
Phil Ossifer-Young man, a rollirg
tone gathers no moss.
Mr. Flitabout-Oh, I know, Phil, 'I
>ut think what a deuced lively time a
t has rolling!-Ohio State Journal. t<
Put Him to sleep. si
Poet-Did you get my book of son- p;
iets that I sent you?
His Friend--Oh, yes-dedightful! I L
:ouldn't sleep till I'd read 'em"-Tid- it
The Governor's Meisa.
The annual message of Gov. Mc
;weenev was sent to f-he General As
;embly on Tuesdyiv of last week. It is
ciirmikaly dra r ;md si rong paper.
rhe goverior takes U decide(d position
every inportant (uestion now be
"ore the peple of South Carolina, and
while some may not agree with him in
;one of his recommendations, .still
here will be none to say that hestands
lot squarly for what Ie belives tobe
for the best interests of the people and
the material advancement of South
"aarlina, and does not hesitate to say
vhat course he thinks best to pursue.
The governor, after a brief introduc
Lion gives a review of the financial con
:lition of the State and calls attention
to the fact that in order to meet the
expenses of the State government it
became necessary for the State Trea
surer to borrow $70,000, and in order
to meet the interest on the State dept.
to borrow $100,000 additional. "Thi
i-etion was made necessary by the fact
that a very small proportion of the
taxes had been paid at.he close of the
year." He thinks it is best that the
time for the payment of taxes without
penalty should be fiixed, and it should
be understood that there will-'be no
xtension. This year it becameneces
ary again to extend the time untif
March, 1902. In discussing the subject
>f taxation. the governor thinks "there
is no subject in which there is MaM
coom for reform." and makes sevez.
.ecommendations in regard to the
luties of the township and countr
boards of assessors, which if carrle'
>ut would no doubt secure a more
!quiptable assessment of property.,
The governor strongly recommends
that the legisltature take somt actioi
looking to the bettermentof the-pub
bighways of the State.- He cals itten- -
Lion to the great influx of people-for, -
the past few years into our towns and
:ities and the fact that these halI.:
rapidly been built up at the eipense&
>f th9 surrounding country. One of'
the p ime causes of the abnormallfio
f population into the cities is te
be found in the public highay3i
which in- most counties at certa,
ieasons of the 'yeer are impasse
ible. This is an evil, which if possible'
;hould be remedied. Bu't laying aside.
vils of this character, the g6.e. o
irgues that good roads are paying Ind
vestment and gives figures to provehis
In regard to child labor,the governo
recommends that "no child naer.
,welve years of- age be pernitedtoKa.;
bor in the manufactoriesof this $tt
tnless it be necessaryfor the spppor
f a widowed mother." Fotbis pas
bioi he gives two main reasons: in
"there is no doubt that to keepk-.W
;mall child confined at labor'Indbe
nills is-injurious to the child aysDa
mnd mentally." Second, ThefltaberiaL
>rosperity of the South wilIbeijded?
y the labor of children in themuill.:
Compulsory education in Sout~iOui
ina, between the ages :of eightand
:hirteen, for at least twelve, weeks of
she schooliterm, is recommended. Thea
governor points to the fact- thatnalli
~he civillized' countries of the worldd
mnd two-thirds of the'statesoaf(hur ownd
Jnion have compulsory educationlaws'y
mnd strongly argues in favor of hesy
em in this State. A brief rg.vew ef!
1ll the State institutions, commendig
heir work, is given.
Veiy little is said about the dispen;
ary. The- governor thinksth
aw is more strongly than everen
renched in the State and that as the2
entiment of all the people grows~oe
Lud more in favor of the efreet
>f the law, as it has done withinth
ast few years the constabulary feature
hould be abolished altogether.
The work of the State boardofhealdli
luring the year, and the recoime ,
ions of, the board. are called to thir
.ttention 'of the legislature. 'Ei
rovernor thinks that in recent yeaifft
uts been the custom of the Stateto
five too much power to corporations
oing business within its bodnds. *H
~ives a review of the work of the a to
ey general in fighting the trust and
'ommonds him in his efforts.
County government and Ioaflegisla-'
ion are briefly touch-ed upon and thie
ttention of the general 'as- 1
emo!ly especially called to th'e jury law
nd to th~e laws in regard to the 'cof.
rol of coporations. The work during'
he year of the State Hospital and the
tate penitentiary is revieved. Both
astitutions have prospered and are
nder excellent management.
The governor strongly recommends
hat the State bye redistricted. '"There
no longer any use for ths shoe-string
istricts which we have in this State,"
nd the- State should be redistricted
without regard to the political for
unes or interest of any individual."
The most important recommenda-.
ions made are those in regard to the
rohibit-ion of child labor . rin the
1anufactories of the State and comn
ulsory education. The position of the
overnor on these questions cannot be
listaken, and his recommendations on
liese questions if carried out will ad
vance a long way both the intellect
al and matterial interests of South.
Explosion in a Postoffiee.
J. W. Martin. a Knoxville postofle
erk, was injured Friday by the ex
losion of a package of powder, nitro
lycerine or an infernal machine.
chile stamping letters and packages
'ith the "received'' stamp. a package
idressed to a local hardware house
dploded when struck with the stamp.
xamination showed on it the name
a New York smokeless powder con
~rn. The interior of the package
iowed a tin box in which the explos
-e had been packed. The~local firm
isclaim having ordered such apak
te or having been notified of its ship
Lent. The postal aiuthorities have
agan an investigation. Arrests may
.Joy Over a Libel Suit.
The Times. of Philips, Wis., has
cently been sue~d for libel, Instead of
seping the case out of its columris
le paper comes out with the follow
ig matter in two-column headlines:
A Red Letter Day for the Times.
he Preliminary Papers are served4d,
Suit for Libel in which the damages'
>be claimed may be $50.000. 'i
'victed Where shall we get the
:11'." 1Delinquent Subscribers, please
ty up. We can give a check on the
rv Mountnain Marine Bank of the
ist A tlantic. to save a suit, but will
be acceptedy We know it cannot