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VOL. XVIT. MANNING, S. WEDNESDAY, JANUAR
Editor Gonzales. Unarmed, Shot Down
on the Street by W
LIEUI.-GOV. JAS. H. TILLMAN. s i
'The Two: Men Meet, and as Gonizale-s Pa
Wa.s Ab-tut to Pass. 'iniman to
Pualls a PisTol amiLlt
Shoots Him. I)D
Mr. N. G. Gonz -les, E.itor of The1 o
State. was shot down on Main Street 1iC
in Columbia, at half-past one o'clockI st
Thursday, by Mr. James H. Tillman, "
Lieutenant-Governor of South Caro- la;
lina. M r. Gonzales was unarmed. and,
as he had passed Mr. Tilitnan several b
times on the street since the Legisla- in,
ture met, was not expecting trouble. 1
When they met Thursday with the I
suddenness of a thunderclap from a L
cloudless sky Mr. Tillman drew his t
weapon and sent the bullet on its o
deadly mission. When shot Mr. Gon- 0C
zalez was within a few feet of Mr. o
Tillman and was in the act of walk- di
ing around him and two other gentle- se
men who were with him. The follow- hi
jing is the story of the terrible tragedy th
as furnished The News and Courier t
by its Columbia correspondent: IU
The shooting occurred on Main
:Street. just at the inteisection of Ger
v'ais Street, in full view of the State fe
CapitoL. It was an awful tragedy in th
broad daylight and upon the most un
frequented street and corner in Coluin- ve
bia. The bullet which pierced through no
one of-the most distinguished editors Ti
of the entire South may end that Ti
brilliant life but if the best of surgery. ha
the best of care and the most ardent sai
of prayers and wishes avail for aught (G
that life t ught to be saved. Ua
A SHOCK. to]
It was just a few morments befori 2 sul
o'clock when the cry was passed along zal
the streets thAt '"Jim Tillman had un
shot N. G. Gonzales." It was a shock- th
ing and startling announcement. It Vh
went like a thrill I brough all Olurm- lea
bia and there was a rush towards the hi!
seene of the tragedy to learn the facts za
and the condition of the distinguished ar<
editor, Theoffice of The State is on lo
the same block as the scene of the
shooting and it took but a few mo
ments for a great throng to assemble th;
in friont of the newspaper office. th
TWO PISTOLS, th
The excitement and the indigo ation co,
on the streets was intense. PIceman th
Boland immediately after the shoot- bu
ing arrested Lieut. Gov. Tillman and Ifr
tok him to police headquarters where no
be was relieved of two pistbis-the of
one with which he shot Editor Gouta- P0
les and a second laige ievolver of 38 be]
calibre. From the police station he the
was taken to the county jail where be up
is tonight in full protection of the of- be
ticers. Thee was no .conflict and the ter
only attributed cause for the shocting sai
by Lieut. Gov. Tillman is that during ma
the recent primary"% 1 Editor
exonzales opposed Lieut. v. . illman ,
in his race for governor gnd in that
editorial opposition Editor Gonzatles )
Dad been severe in his opposition. t
SWE ROAnLE cAUSE.
.During the progress of that cam- fri
paign Editor Gonzales in his fight to
defeat Mr. Tlllman hia editorially zi
called him a debauchee, "blackguard"'ri
and in fact denounced him as a as
'"criminal candidate" and a proven int
"liar" It was this and other such ri ,
editorial expressions it is supposed com
that goaded Mir. Tillm~an to the des- C
perate deed of Thu~rsday. This was in __
August last and since the first prima- rel
ry, August 26. 1902, Editor Gonzales pa]
has had nothing to say about Mr. en
Tllan, except to comment on the an
resli of the primary. H
Editor Gonzales and Lieut. Gov. pa
Tillman have passed each other in fullde
view since the openiing of the present thi
session of the general astembly on
*Tuesday but there had been no en
comnter, no word passed, no nod or re- ]
cog~nn of any kind and Thursday'ph:
it came liJke a thunderclap out of a it
peaceful sk~y when the shot was fired. era
It was absolutely unexpected and all Ar
thought that whateier soreness there Go
was as a result of the primiary of last He
Alagust had passed away, but it seems bei
THE STORY. ha
As to the shooting that is a simple
story. Lieit.. Gov. Tillman met Mr.
Gonzales on the street, drew his pistol
and fired into him, There was no fuss
or feathers but when at close re.ge In
MIr. Tillman opened tire, wiped hisj i
p$stol on his coat-sleeve, took aim as a
if to fire a second time changed hisf
minran let his pisftol fall to his side.
LiAeut, Goi', Tillman was perfectly
cool and collested., sober and unexcited P
to all appearances. }Ir. Gonzales wasD
urnarmed. The shock from the maga
ydne pistol paralyzed him and as Mr .
Gonzaies saw the deadly weapon aim- d
ed at him, perhaps for a fatal bullet, d
he cried ouct 'Shoot again, you cow- pr
ard." Mr. (Gonzales was in no way
armed and had no pistol. If his lifeb
be spared, perhaps that expression
wich may have spared the second
bullet was the magic of the occasion.
giii, Gonzales is a man of robust
bealth,.strong physique, and active,,
all of which are in his favor, lit
As he fell against the nearby trans- th
fer station to steadry himself Mr- m~
James Sims and Mr. Gaiyeweil La- to
~Motte came rushing up and gave ?,r
Gonzales support, and helped him-to
the business office of the newspaper p
whic~h Mr. Gionzales had labored so I
hard and so faithfully to establish and
make a leading factor in the aff'airs of
.his State. There with his head rest
ngon a bundle of newspapers lte re
qluesteli that his wife be sent for and
to stricen friends, most of whom
were in tears. he told the story of tiheT
tragedy. Dr. R. W. Taylor, D~r. F. D.
Eendall, Dr. P'hiipoi. and Dr. J. W.
j3abcock were soon1 at his side and in ada
few moments there were half a dozen
or more physicians doing all they
could to save life. It was promptly e
decided that the only hope was to perth
form an operation and get the true
course of the bullet and try to repairtl
the serious but then unknown dam
'IIIE NIEETING. t
There appears to be no conflict of! of
jneumony as to the essential features Ibe
ti.... .... y d .N . ( nzte
1A zin inme :11a11e from his llice
his lunch. To go home ie had to
down Main strieet it Gervais and
en turn east ai go down that
reet. Mr. Gonzales was as usual
lking. Lieut. Guv. Tilinin left the
ate house just after adjourning.
e had presided at the senate's ses
>u and remained around the senate
amber for a while. As he came
t of the State house he was accom
nied by Senator Talbird of Beau
rt, and Senator Brown (if Darling
u. and lie was joined on his way up
wn by Congressman-elect Wyatt
ken and former lepresentative
Tne meeting was just at the turn .
main and Gervais streets or the
rth side of the stieet. just at the
eet car transfer station. There!
Ls no encou iter. no tist fighting. no
ing on of hands. Lieut. Gov. Till
in, the testimony now alt seems to
, simply drew his revolver and tired
to Editor Gonzales. Most of those
1o saw the affair say there was noth
said until after the shot. One of
eut. Gov. Tilimans escort stys he
inks Mr. Tillman said. **I received
ur message," and then fired. lie is
t certain on this but thinks so. The
er escort of Mr. Tillman says he
I not hear anything and did not
the affair but thinks he would
ve heard any words as he was in
e very midst of the a1lair. Two or
ree others say they heard nothing
til after the firing of the pistol.
MR. &ONZALES' STATEMENT.
Mr. Gonzales himself gave a per- v
:ty plain and explicit statement of t
e whole affair prior to being put b
der the anaesthetics and he was e
ry emphatic in saying that. he had s
L sent any message to Lieut. Gov. m
lman az any time and that Mr. g
llman said nothing until after he
d fired and then after the shot, he 3
d something about taking him s
rnzales) at his word. Mr. G-inzales
>k this to mean that Mr. Tillman
d liiD that he was settling old is
s.face to fa-e with him. Mr. Gon- p
es is certain that notbing was said p
til after the shot was fired. After r
a tirst shot. Mr. Gonzales tottered to t
trausfer station. against which he k
,ied. Tiliman was still pointing a
pistol at him, whereupon Mr. Gon- a
es said- "Shoot again, you cow- b
1. Then Lieut. Gov.. Tillman g
vered his pistol and walked away. n
-THE WOUND. p
here was only one shot fired and
it entered the right side between
eighth and ninth ribs and passed S
r ughlI tie fore part of the body, e,
ning out above the free border of P
ribs. At drst it was thought the 9
Ilet had gone through the body L
zy the front to the back, but it did N
, asit went thr.ughi the fore part P
the body, entering above the vest S
ket on thle right and coming out
ow and behind the vest poeket.on
left side. The bullet was picked
on the pavement and it seems to
bright, and new and in no way bat
ed. It was a bullet from what is a
d to be a long range German make a
gazine pistol. Y
AFTER THE SHOOTING. 01
illman after the shooting walked
into the middle of the street ai
ere he was~ arrested and taken to
station house on GJervais street. i
was met there by several of his?
~nds but said nothing. The policeG
k from him the -long range maga
e pistol which had one empty cart- b
ge nd a large Colt's revolver. Just
soon as Mr. Gonzales was taken! u
o his oftice Dr. W. J. Murray ar-:
ed and made the wounded man i
fortable. Dr. Grilu1th and Dr.
kard were the first to give med cal!
istance and gave an injection to -ai
eve the intense pain. Gradually a .
lr stole over the face of the strick- t
man but he seemed anxious to talk s
I to give the story of the shooting.
answered all inquiries and inquired -C
ticularly about the members of his a]
oted family, aill-of wvhomi had by .ti
s time arrived.b
TAKEN TO HIOS1ITA L.n
)r. . W. Taylor. the eminent h;
sician, was placed in charge and t<
#as promptly decided that an op- t<
tion would have t> be performed. e<
rangements were made to take Mr.e
nzales to the Columbia hospital. el
stood the trip elegantly and after ai
ng taken into the building his u
tse registered 72. and at no time a
it gone below 60. is
. was exactly two hours after the it
ting that Mr. Gonzales was placed el
the operating table. The opera- is
n lasted about two hours. The e
~ient bore the operation well and y
er being put in bed had a pulse of
~-12o and respirations of 31. The n
raio was done by Dr. LeGrand ti
erry, assisted by Dr. Lindsay G
rers and Dr. J. HI. Melntosh. Dr. j
S. Pope gave the anaesthetic. Dr.
W. Taylor was chief consultant.
h D~r. C. WN. Barre~n and half a
en other Columbia physicians were
~sent, amonfg them Dr. J1. W. Bab
tson. Dr. Grnhbth and Dr:. Fish- c
rue. Before the operation Mr. t~
nizales spoke to the physicians about (1
self and made so:nie suggestions. \u
[n a statement Mr. Gojnzales made t
plain that he sought no ditticulty, b
tt to avoid a collision with Mr. Till-p
m who was wvalking~ withn two sena- y
-s lie cut across thec lVaVemnt and ti
ased by without touching or speak- e
and'that Mr. Tillmn pulled his e
tl or had it. in his hand and tired.
.Gonzales spoke p.. Tilimnan andi t:
d him ''Shoot again, you cowardl." f,
.Gonzales said he sa w M r. Tiliumau c:
o days before au-i Mr. T1iiunan saw
n. As to sending aoy message to
.Tilimnan he saiu he hbad not donle
and that lie was po.sitive that Mr. r
llman tired before he said a word.
The most serious wound is the cut
ig of the transverse colon for about
inch and a half, almos(t sev ering
e intestine. This and the three n
rer wounds of the intestine were t
refuly scwed. Anecr the operation f
e physicians reported tnat the pa- t
it stood the o~deal beautifully and a
at the operation was as successful t
it could be. All during the after- a
on messages name from all paris of t
e State inquiring into the ciditonii
Mr. Gonzales and what hope couldn
offered was dsma ched t
FRO), EYE WITNESSES.
There is apparently no desire on the
art of the eye witnesses to talk of
he tragedy for publication. Senator
'eo. W. Brown of Darlington; who
vas walking on the inside of the three
,nd nearest to Mr. Gonzales said.
trange as it may appear, he did not
ee the shooting and knew but little.
ust at the time he had turned to the
ide to speak to a lady friend who
mas-passing and then while turned he
eard the pistol fire. Hie friend ran
ud he tried to stop and assist her.
le heard no words and went off to
alm his friend who was much excited.
le heard nothing pass between the
wo men but did not see the affair.
nd of course Senator Brown is abso
itely candid in his statement.
Senator Talbird, who was one of
he party walking along, does not
are to talk for publication and says
.e heard Mr. Tillman say, "I got
our message," and that he thinks
he shot was fired after he used the
xpression. Both Senator Brown and
enator Talbird said they were so
uch surprised and amazed that they
ardly realized what bad happened
ut there was go quarrel or fight,
Congressman-elect D. Wyatt. Aiken
rith Mr. Dominick did not bear any
rords and thinks he was near enough
have heard, while Mr. Dominick
hinks they were a bit too far. Mr.
)ominick thinks he and Mr. Aiken
ere as far as the Murray Drug com
any. about half a block away.
Arledge Lyles, who attends to the
ruit stand in the transfer station,
as standng in the doorway and saw
e tragedy. He saw what happened
t says he heard nothing. He seem
to be impressed with the long blue
:eel pistol. lie does npt think there
,as anything at all s.i4, prior to the
Mr. Sims, who was first to reach
[r. Gonzales, first heard the pistol
OF GREAT INTEREST.
The intense interest taKen in every
base of the tragedy is proably un
aralleled in the history of the State, a
ot being surpassed perhaps even by v
iat which caused the death of Capt.
. W. Dawson, editor-of The News
ad Courier. The prominence of Till
an. as an individual, as well as
cause he was a son of the late Con
ressman George D. Tillman and a
phew of ,-.iator Tillman, and the
rominence of a different abaracter of r
:r. Gonzales, editor of one of the
ost influential daily papers in the
Late, caused telegrams to come north,
Lst and west asking for the fullest
rticulars. .The fact was recalled
iat George D. Tillman, father of
ieut. Gov. Tiliman, was a friend of
r. Gonzales and encouraged and sup- e
rted him in his efforts to put The
:ate upon a tirm tinancial basis and
umake it a paper of prominence and
fluence in the affairs of the State.
raiman's Plea. b
Tbe following statement was fur- h
shed the press by Col. J. H. Tillman 'I
response to ;In offer from a New '
ork paper that its columns were
)en to him.
"J1 thank you for your courteous 1i
id kind telegram in view of the facts F
Lat the dispatches sent out from Co- ii
mbia eminated from the otlice of 3
he State newspaper, of which Mr. I
onzales was editor. I do not deem
necessary to deny anything that has
een sent from that quarter. I can b
fly say that when the truth of the E
fortunate affair is known my friends s]
well as the people of the country
ill see how thoroughly I was justi- G
ed in acting as I did. The state
ents already published in the papers
e untrue and at the proper time this p
will be prepared to show. Beyond
is I do not care to make any further
ateent. James H. Tilhman. d
In commenting on the above the n
>umbia correspondent of The News
id Courier says the understanding is b
iat Col. Tillman's line of defense will 1i
that he thought Mr. Gonzales was
me and that he had a weapon in
s coat pocket and that he had his c
nds in his coat pocket. H~e is said i
contend that he had every reason t
believe that Mr. Gonzales was arm- a
I and that he ought to have been. fi
ren if he was not. The correspond- t
it further says Mr, Gonzales was not
-med. Mr. Tillman will also, it ise
derstood, contend that he had not
et Mr. Gonzales before. This
also denied, and it is said s
at Tillman and Gonzales were t
the Senate chamber and State cap
l together. The correspondent b
oses his comment by saying that it t
admitted that Mr. Gonzales sent no
essage; that he was quietly on his d
ay to his dinner; that he was alone: d
uat lie was unarmed: that he said b
>t~hing to provoke hostilities and c
iat Lieut. Gov. Tillman met Mr. s
onzales and promptly fired into him c
equally clear, What there was in S
ie mind of the assailant is another
Skaters Drowned. t
A t Washington, D. C., while a large c
-owd was skating on the basin near 1
i Washington monument Thurs- h
y evening the ice suddenly gave t
ay and precipitated twenty or more f
arsons in the water. Three persons
'st their lives. There were probable
,vo thousand persons skating on the a
isin at the accident. A hot water v
ipe from the engine room of the ~b
ashington monument empties in b
e basin near where the ice gave y
av. Tue skaters had been warned t
the location was a dangerous
me, hut it is said they disregarded
i advice, given them to stay awayr
o the vicinity and when the crash c
ime fuly thirty men and women o
et through the broken Ice and into y
e water. All were rescued except'g
i two whose bodies subsequently a
Ciil Service Examinations.
The local board of civil service an- c
a~unces that on February 3 examina- 1
os wi. be held in Columbia for the r
)llowing government positions: Elec
ical assistant in the civil service, at r
alary of $900 a year; machinist in
s signal service at a salary of $1,200 g
rid electrical instrument maker in I
e sgnal service at large, at Fort (
[eyer, at a salary of $1,200. Infor- c
uation can be obtained from Secre
vwison of the local board. I
IN THE HOUSE.
Er. Nendel L. Smith Elected Speaker
)RGANIZATION OF THE BODY.
1Ao Other Businea Attended to On
the First Day, the House Ad
journing Out of Respect
to Judge McIver.
The house of representatives was
a led to order at noon on Taesday,
an 13, by Col. Tom C. Ifamer, clerk
>f the last house of representatives.
Ion. Altaimont 30oses was chosen
emporary chaiaman of the represen
atives-elect. 31r. Moses was.tempor
ry chairman of the organization two
ears ago and is , very tine presiding
aticer. He has l3 a longer ard more
aried legislative experebae than any
tber member of the house of r-epre:
The members-elect presented them
elves before the speaker's desk and
vere sworn in, The roll of counties
vas called and the riembers-elect pre.
ented themselves by counties and lay
ng their hands upon the house Bible
ook the oath of otflce. They then
ubscribed to the roll of the house and
ere duly quilided representatives of
be State of South Carolina.
Nominations forspeaker being in or
er, Mr. B. A. Morgan of Greenville,
ecured the floor and nominated Hon.
I. L. Smith of Kershaw county. This
as secpnded by Mr. Whaley of
Tarlespn, M[r. Edrd of Lexingtqn,
fr. Lanc4ster of Spartanburg, Mr.
Pichards of Kershaw and othprs.
Mr. Gaston of C4ester, pqt in nomi
:ation the naipe of Hon, T. Yancey
Villiams of Lancaster, This was sec
nded by Mr. Halle of York, Dorrob
f Greenville, Mr. Moss of Orangeburg
nd several others. There were 118
otes cast. of which Mr. Smith receiv
d 97 and Mr. Williams 21
The following voted for Mr. Smith:
fessrs. Aull. Bailey, Baker, Banks,
ass, Bates, Black, Blackwood, Bomar,
irooks, Brown, Bunch, Callison, Ca
,y, Carwile.Clifton, Coggeshall,Coup
r, Culler. pavis, DeBruhl, Dennis,
)eore, Poar, Donald. Iowling,
oyle, Edwards, Efird, Fox, Fraser,
ause, Glover, Gourdin, H1ail, Harrell
mn, Haskell, Hendrix, Herbert, J. E.,
[erbert, D. 0., Hill, Hinton, Hulman,
[umphrey, Irby, James, Jarnegan,
ohnson, Kelley, Kibler, King, Kirby,
,ancaster, Lanham, Leaverett, Les
mne, Lide, Little. Lofton, Lyles, le
ol, Mace, Magill, Mahaffey, Middle
n. Mims,- Morgan, Moses, Nichols,
larnell. Paterson, Pearman, Quick,
ainsford, Rankin, Rawlinson, Ready,
ichards, Richardson, Russell, Sea
rook, Smith, J., Smith, W. C., Stack
ouse, Stuckey, Tatum, Thomas,
'oole, Towill, Traylor, Tribble,
Vade, Walker, Wall, Webb, Whaley,
The folp-wing voted for Mr, Wil
ams: Messrs, Barron, Bearngqard,
ennett, Colcock; DesChamps, D~owl
g, Forde, Gaston, Haile, McCain,
[auldin, Moss, Pearman, Peurifoy,
'otts, Pyatt Sinkler, Strong, Wise,
right and Youmans--21.
Mr..Smith was escorted to the chair
y Messrs. Morgan, Patterson and
fird and after taking the oath of
~eaker, addressed the house.
SPEAKEB, SMITH'S REfARKS.
entleman of the souse of Represen
I woulcd be upmindful, indeed, of the
romntngs of 4 truly thankful laeart,
oulil 1 fail to mak my grst utter
ace in the position to which you have
>Iindly elevated me an expression of
eep and lasting gratitude for that
ost highly distinguished honnor.
Human life and conduct have always
een, and will ever continue to be, in
uenced and controlled by many mo
ves and ambitions. In an attempt
> serve one's State and people, an
ligation from which the humblest
tizen cannot escape, however rude,
nperfect or unsatisfactory the at
smpt may be, there is no motive or
nbition more commendable, more
mdanentally right, or more produc
e of legitimate rights than that
hich strives to win their respect,
~teem~ and confidence, save that, per
aps, which, in a broad spirit of ap
reciation, and the unswerving doe
on and unselfishness which it begets,
eks, by all honorable means, to re
If I am justified in entertaining the
lief that the kindness of your par
ality which has so signally honored
e, is to some extent, at least, an evi
ence of thbe former, then before I shall
Ltempt to discharge the important
uties which it imposes, the hope must
e indulged and will be continually
erihed. that by a faithful and con
stent effort, I may be permitted to
irry with me through life the con
iouness of having enjoyed the
Yes, gentlemen of the house of
presentatives to preside over the
elierations of this body-the chosen,
usted, and commissioned representa
yes of a truly great people-great in
aracter. great in achievement, great
tradition, and far greater yet in
istory-is no maen honor to seek and
he delegation of that right no indif
trent trust to respose.
When I reflect upon the brilliant at
iinment and distinguished service of
nose who have preceded me here, the
pprehension which follows, I promise
Du shall only serve to intensify the
ope that after its duties and responsi
ilities are iaid aside, that of the effort,
ou may say, it was conscientious, that
he conduct was fair, courteous and
npartal, and that the mistakes were
onest. If that shall be your verdict,
hen the obligation which you
lace me under in your selection shall
nly be increased by your own gener
us estimate of its wisdom. Let us
rork: together, for the prosperity and
lory or our State. To this end may
Dvine Wisdom and Providence guide
nd direct us. I desire to again tnank
ou for your distinguished considera
Col. T. C. Itamer was reelected
lerk of the house and was sworn in
Speaker Smith. Col. Hamer is
ow entering upon his third term and
personally very popular with the
There were three nominees for ser
eant-at-arms. Mr. J. S. Wilson, of
ancaster, Mr. W. K. Grant, of
reenville, and Mr. Geo. W. Asbill,
Leesville. Mr. Wilson received 84
otes, Mr. Grant 21 and Mr. Asbill
4 , .Wilsn was delared elected
and was sworn in. This is nis second
'Mr. John S. Withers. of Chester,
had no opposition for the position of i
readinr clerk. an otlice which he has I
tilled with great .acceptability for
twelve years. Mr. Withers is a very
useful member of the speaker's staff.
The house adopted a resolution pre
sented by Mr. John P. Thomas. Jr.,
granting the use of the hall to the
State Bar association for its annual
meeting Thursday night, Friday af
ternoon and Friday night.
On motion of Mr. Morgan a com
mittee of three waited on the gover
nor to inform him that the house
was organized and ready for business.
A similar message was sent to the cen
ate. The governor submitted 14 mes
sages-his annual message, 12 mes
sages submitting reports of State or-.
ticers, etc., and one announcing the
death of 1Ion. Henry Mciver, chief
The house concurred in the senate
resolution ti appoint a committee to
attend the funeral of Judge McIver.
The speaker appointed Messrs. T. Y.
Williams of Lancaster, John P.
Ttiomas, .Jr., of Pichland, 0 Q. Pat
terson, of 1;arnwell, Wrn. L, Mauldin,
of Greenville and R. S. Whaley, of
Charleston, Mr. Williams was ex
cused on account of physical disabil
ity and Mr, Altaniont Moses substi
The house, on motion of Mr. John 1
P, Thomas, Jr., then adjourned until
Wednesday at noon in honor of the
deceased chief justice.
NEW BILLS IN THE HOUSE.
When the House met Wednesday it
had to go through -the tedium of
drawing seats, after which it proceed
ed to business. Rev. R. N. Pratt was
elected chaplain. .
After the introduction of several
bills a message was read frorn Gov.
McSweeney vetoing the bill passed I
last sessiqn abolishng thp office of
Qd Thursday the Speaker an
nounced be unnrittees and several i
bills were introduced.
Mr. B. H. Aull introduced a road
bill of great importance, and a child
labor bill. This is the first child labor
bill in the house this session.
FRIDAY'S HOUsE PROCEEDINGS.
In the hall of the House of Repre
sentatives there was a joint session
Friday, and the result of the recent
general election was published by-tne .]
speaker of the House. It was declared
that D. C. Heyward had received 31,
gl7 vQte4 for goyernor, and John T, S.
Sloan had received 31,814 votes for
lieutenant governor. They were ac
cordingly declared duly elected. This
is the rorinality required by the con
Governor McSweeney Friday sent i
a message to the House announcing r
that he had vetood the act of 1902 t
abolishing the office of phosphate in- 1
The following clerical appointments
were announced: J. Wilson Gibbes,
Columbia, reappointed assistant clerk;
W. Eugene Cook, Florence, reappoint
ed journal clerk; W. Ifoyd Evans. Co
lumbia, bill clerk: J. M. Sharpe, Lex
ington, mail clerk; W. R. McKinrey t
and W. Sanders, doorkeepers; S. M. t
Richards, Ry Smith, James Strom f
Williams and A, P. Nichols, pages. I
The:re were several new bills intro
duced, among them being Mr. Toole'sc
bill to tix the time of work in cotton
mills a~t 10 hours a day; Mr. Holmnan's,
bill to provide for election of county ;
boards of control, and Mr. Wade's billi
to create the office of State agricultu-c
ral comnmissioner. Mr. Sinkler brought
in a bill to cede certain State proper
ty on Sullivan's Island to the federali
government for military purposes.t
There were also s~everal bills to correcta
errors in the new code.
GOV. McSWEENEY'S TRIBUTE.
U is Official Announcement of' the
Death of Chief Justice Mclver.
Gov. McSweeney announced Judge
Mlver's death to the general assem
bly on Tuesday in the following mes
Gentlemen of the General Assem
It is my sad duty to announce to
you the death of Chief Justice Henry
Mlver, which occurred at his home
In Cheraw yesterday afternoon,
Judge Mclver was one of South
Carolina's truest patriots and purest
citizens. For more than a quarter of ~
a century he was on the supreme
bench of this State. eleven years of
which time he served as chief justice.
During these long years of service,
ever conscientious, ever true to ther
trust in his repose, he displayed most
distinguished ability, and at the time(
of his death and for years previous, (
was justly recognized as South Caro- '
lina's most eminent lurist.
The record of his life, including as -
It does -orave deeds in times of war,
and deecis equally as hence in times
of peace-a record made in the ser
vice of his State-is bright and stain
less, and is now one of South Caro- S
lina's priceless heritages. The dis- 1
tinguished service which he rendered ~
began with his early manhood years,
and ended only with his life. In his
death the State loses one who was
the highest type of her citizenship.
and one whose memory she will hold c
sacred so long as she keeps alive her
appreciation of ability that is distin- ~
guished., of character that is stain
less, of motive that is pure and lofty,
and of deeds that are bright and glori
You will take such action as may ]
seem, to you proper- upon the death
of the chief of a co-ordinate branch of a
M. B. McSweeney. Governor.
Five Boys Killed.
At South Bethlehem, Pa., Pa., five I
boys whose ages range from 13 to 15
years, while coasting Thursday night
were struck by a train on the Philadel
phia and Reading railway and instant
ly killed, and another was - fatally t
hurt. The boys were coasting on a
bob sled where the railway crosses the(
street at the bottom of the hill, and I
the sled and express train reached the I
crossing simultaneously. The engineer
was not aware of the tragedy until he
reached the station, a mile distant
from the scene of the accident, when
the blood and bones on the pilot ofjc
the engine gave him the first intima|
tion of the noccnrrence. -
TIHE STATE SENATE.
All the Former Oficers of the Body
Re-elected Without Opposition.
APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES.
The Governor'b Message Read. A
Tribute to the Late Chief Jus
tice. Proceedings of the
Promptly at noon on Tuesday. Jan
uary 13, Lieutenant-Governor Tillniai
called the State Senate to order.
Every Senator was present except
lHon. Edward MeIver. of Chesterfield.
With this exception all the new inem
bers were sworn in and assigned to
their respective seats. The roll of
counties was called. After prayer by
the chaplain, the election of otlicers
was immediatcdy entered into and re
;ultec4 as follows!
President Pro Tem-Senator John
Clerk-Gen. Robert R. Hemphill.
Reading Clerk-Mr. W. H. Stewart.
All of tbese were unanimously elec
,ed without opposition.
There were four nominations for
:haplain: Revs. Dr. 0. A. Darby,
W alter I. Herbert, M. M. Kinard and
L. J. Harrison, of Hampton. A vote
vas taken and resulted as follows:
RZev. Dr. Darby 27: Rev. Herbsrt 4:
Rev. M. M. Kinard 7; Rev. A J. Har
-ison 1. Dr. Darby was elected.
Senator Sheppard arose and return
d his sincere thanks for the renewed
narlk of cqnfidence and esteem and for
he hbnQr conferred upon him by his
election as president pro tem.
The following appointments made
y Lieut. Gov.-elect Sloan were then
Assistant Clerk-R. M. McCown.
Journal Clerk-Tillman Bunch.
Bill Clerk-Henry D. Butler.
Daorkeepers-J. R. Boulware, Jas
>er E. Watson, J- F. Gooding.
Keepers of Committee Rooms-Jas.
?. McGorty and J. A. White.
Keeper of President's Room-E. B.
Pdges-G. Duncan Bellinger, Jr.,
mnd Henry Jefferson Fetner.
Servants-Jack Pressley and Albert
Mail Carrier-s'. 0. Pyles.
THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
After the new members and otflicers
iad been sworn in Lieut.-Gov. Til
nan called the president pro terr .o
be chair and left the senate cham
Before leaving he announced to the
enate the sad information *of the
leath of Chief Justice Mcver, and
iuid a glowing tribute to the depart
d chief of the State's judiciary.
He congratulated the State of Soutb
3arolina on the great progress that
he made in recent years and spoke of
he benefits we were now reaping
rom the recent Charleston exposition.
Te referred to Capt. F. W. Wagener
if Charleston, as "the one who had
lone more than any one .else to ad
-ance the commercial interests of the
state. He thought the S50, 000 appro
riated to the exposition the wisest,
nestmnent the State had made in re
He congratulated the Senators that
ione of their- number had been called
nto the "great unknown realm" since
he last session and accounted for the
,bsent faces as due to the hard fate
On motion of Senator Sharpe a comn
ittee of three, consisting of Messrs.
iharpe, Sheppard and Brown was ap
lointed to notify the governor that
he Senate was in session and ready
THE GOVERNOR's MESSAGE.
A special messenger conveyed to the
senate t he governor's annual message,
rhich was read,many Senators follow
rig the reading clerk from the printed
essage which had previously been
listributed on their desks. A number
t special messages were also received
.nd referred to different committees.
Another special message was re
eived and read announcing the death
f Chief Justice Henry Mclver, a copy
f which was also read in the house.
The president then announced the
ppointment of the following commit
Agriculture-J. T. Douglass, chair
an; A. H. Williams. R. L. Manning,
. W. Stanland. James Stackhouse,
). P. Good win, J. M. Gaines. C. S. Mc
all, P. L. Hardin, C. H. Carpenter.
'. G. McLeod, B. F. Warren.
Education--G. W. Brown, chairman:
.Q. Marshall, T. M. Raysor, W. E.
ohnson, W. H. Sharpe. 1). E. Hy
rick, T. 1B. Bu tler. .J. M. Forrest, J.
Claims and Grievances-R. I. Man
ing, chairman: J. S. Brice, W. H.
harpe, D. E. Hydrick, J. Rt. Blake, J.
~. Hocd. J. E. Peurifoy, C. S. McCall,
'. B. Butler.
Enrolled Bills-W. E. Johnson~chair
ian; E. J1. Dennis. J. A. McDermott.1
3. F. Warren. J1. K. Hood, T. G. Mc-1
~eod,. J. E. Puerifoy, W. C. Hlough. 1
Contingent A ceounts-W.H. Sharpe,
hairman; 0. P. Good win, C. M. Davis,
.B. Butler. C. IH. Carpenter, G. F.
'on Kolnitz, Jr.,.J. M. Forrest.
Finance-Geo S Mower, chairman:
L H Williams. J C Sheppard, J Q
farshall, R I Manning. J A McDer
tott, J S Brice, W H Shiarpe. C S Mc
~all, J M Gaines, T G McLeod. .J R
Dispensarv--T W Stanland, chair
ian: Robert Aldrich. WV H Sharpe,
H Dean,. E L Hlerndon, James
tackhouse, P L Hard in.
Penal and Charitable Institutions--4
T Hay, chairman: W C Hough, E L
lerndon. 0 P Goodwin. G F Von
~olnitz, .Jr, J K Hood, J E Puerifoy.
Commerce and Manufactures-J Q
larshall, chairman: G W Brown, S G
layficid,' A H Dean, J M Gaines, WV
D Johnson, J K Hood, C S McCall, J
V Ragsdale, E F Warren, C H Car
County Oilices and 0Qieiers-Le
krand G Walker, chairman: .J A Mc
)ermaott, James Stackhouse, E L
Ierndon, O P Good win, P L H ardin.
Engrossed Bills--P L Hardin. chair
an: WV C Hough. J M Gaines, C M
)avis, P L Hardin, J E Puerifoy, J K
Federal Relations-B J Dennis.
hairmnan: J S Brice, WV H Sharpe.
Lhomas Talbird, C H Carpenter. G F
Ton Konii, Jr. T G MeLeod.
Immigration-C S McCall, cha'
man: E .1 Dennis, .T T Douglas, Jam
Stackhouse. Thomas Talbird.
Incorporations-G W Ragsdal
chairman: Geo S 3lower, J T Ha
Thos Talbird, J A McDermott. J
Brice, James Stackhouse. J K Hoo
W H Sharpe, G F Von Kolnitz, .Jr,
W Ragsdale, E L Herndon.
Penitentiary-J T Hay, chairman:
A McDermott, R I Manning, Edwal
McIver, P L Hardin, T M Raysor. J.
Judiciary-S G Mayfield, chairmal
Geo S Mower, Thos Talbird, Le Grar
G Walker, J T Hay, G W Brown. G 1
Ragsdale, T M Raysor. D R Hvdric
G F Von Kolnitz, Jr, G W Ra~gsdal
E F Warren, W C Hough.
Privileges and Elections-J C Shel
pard, chairman: G W Ragsdale, J
Hay. E L Herndon, W C Hough, Ei
ward Melver, J E Peurifoy, J .1 Fo
Medical Affairs-A H William
chairman; R I Manning, V H Sharpe
0 P Goodwin, G F Von Kolnitz, Ji
T G McLeod.
Public Lands-P L Hardin, chal:
man: E J Dennis, T W Stanland, 0 J
Goodwin, Thos Talbird, T M Raysor
, Retrenchment-D E Hydrick. chair
man; G W Ragsdale, W U Hough, J I
Hood, J R Blake.
Rules-T M Raysor, chairman: J (
Sheppard, Geo S Mower. G W Rags
dale, J T Hay, -Robt Aldrich.
Roads, Bridges and Ferries-J I
Gaines, .hairman; A H Williams, J '
Douglas, 0 P Goodwin, T W Stan
land, C S McCall, Edward Mclver.
Legislative Library-Thos Talbird
chairman; E J Dennis, T N Raysor
W E Johnson, Edward McIver, J I
Blake. P L Hardin.
Military-Robt Aldrich, chairman
J Q Marshall, E J Dennis, J E Peuri
foy, T B Butler.
Mines and Mining-G F Von Kol
nitz, Jr. chairman; LeGrand G Walk
er, A H1 Dean. Thos Talbird, T '
Stanland, J N Gaines, E L Herndon.
Printing-C M Davis, chairman
Robt Aldrich. J S McDermott. E I
Herndon. J I Hood, Edward Melver
Public Buildings-J - Q Marshall
chairman: J T Douglass,R I Manning
C H Carpenter, J R Blake.
Railroad and Internal Improvement
-A H Dean, chairman: J Q.Marshall
T W Stanland, G W Ragsdale, Rober1
Aldrich, T M Raysor, D E Hydrick
Thos Talb7rd, T B Butler, J K Hood
I 1S Brice, E L Herndon.
The announcement was also made
)f the appointment of J. Fraser Lyon
is clerk of the finance, and J. E. Hol
tand of the judiciary committees~.
Senator Brown introduced a concur
rent resolution recommending the ap
pointment of three senators and live
representatives to attend the funeral
lbsequiks of the late Chief Justice
On behalf of the Senate the presi
lent appointed Senators Brown, Ray
;or and Hydrick.
On motion of Senator Brown the
Senate at 1:50 adjourned until Wed
3esday out of respect to the memory
of the late chief justice.
THE SENATE GETS TO WORK.
In the Senate on Wednesday a mes
sage was read from the Governor sug
resting a Wade Hampton Memorial
Another message was received from
;he governor vetoing "the joint reso
ution -to authorize and require the
state treasurer to write off the books
n his office certain bonds entered on
-aid books as old bonds not fundable,
tet of 1896, Blue Ridge Railroads
k37,000" with the reasons for his ob
Several bills were introduced, the
-nost important being the child labor
ai by Senator Marshall, of Richland.
The Senate was only in session forty
minutes Thursday. After routine
musiness several bills were introduced
ind the Senate adjourned to Friday.
THE SENATE ON FRIDAY.
Ex-Governor John C. Sheppard pre
sided over the Senate Friday. The
Rev. 0. A. Darby, D. D., chaplain,
ifter invoking God's blessing on the
nembers constituting the Senate of
South Carolina, and asking that they
se given wisdom to enact just and
equitable laws for the government of
people, prayed most earnestly for the
Divine blessing to rest upon "the dis
:inguished citizen lying so low- and
3ritically ill in our midst:" that our
heavenly Father would direct the
physicians who were ministering to
iis sufferings, giving them skill tc
eal his wounds, and that He would
Idminister comfort and consolation to
~he sorely bereaved "household."
Among the new bills introduced was
>ne by Mr. Raysor to amend the con
titution so as to provide for biennial
essions of the general assembly.
A concurrent resolution from th~e
louse condemning the appointment
)f Crum as Collector of Charleston
vas passed unanimously.
Bryan Was Rright.
The State says one of the Republi
~an senators at Washngton makes
;he discovery that Attorney-General
:noxs plan' of trust regulation is
:losely identical to the scheme -out
ned by William .J. Bryan at the
Jhicago anti-trust conference held in
.s99,'' says the Springfield Republi
:an. "This, in bis opinion, should
lisarm Democratic opposition and
>ring it all over to the support of the
>ills submitted by the law officer of
he administration. So it should."
3V the same reason not only the Re
)ublican congressional majority and
he Republican administration, but
he entire Republican party should
>e brought to acknowledge the sup
rior sapiency and statesmanship of
Ir. William J. Bryan.
The governor has been officially no
ified by Mr. .I. M. LaRoche, chair
nan board of township commissioners
hat there is quite an epidemic of
mallpox on Edisto Island, one of the
.lands of the coast of South Carolina.
?Le says that there are now some 150
:ases and that the disease is spread
ng. Dr. Evans of the State Board of
lealth has been notified and asked by
shie Governor to send a well-informed
physician to take the matter in hand.
Murdered in a Cell.
An Angleton, Texas, Wednesday
igh t several men entered a cell of the
:ounty jail in which Ramnson O'Neal
End Charles Tunstall were confined
with a number of other negroes and
;hot the two men to death. The other
nisoners were warned to cover their
leads with blankets, which they did.
rhe bed clothing of the cots occupied
>y thie negroes caught fire and
:Tear~s arm and leg were burned off.
f he negroes were charged with the
nurder of County Attorney Smith at
Minumbia several weeks ago;
A FATAL WREGKi
y A Wrong Signal Caused the 2",
d, of Three Men.
ON THE BALTIMORE AND
1: A Careless Messenger Boy
a Lever Showing Whi
Board Instead o a Red
Through the alleged interferen61
a-metsenger boy a wreck was s
on th-'altiniore and-Ohio ra d
east of Cum d.. ear
morning in- which four em
- the Baltimore and Obio railtwers
killed and three injured. -Tee fOr.
the men killed lived in Baltimoread d
? the fourth was a resident ~of' tnmber
land. The killed:
W. T. Sims, engineer. '
W. J. Morgan, fireman
,R. D. Sneeringer, firein
i John Butler, engineer
Those injured were:
[ T. J. Hendricks, condictorBaltin
2 more, bruised about t) iidy %
- W. N. Cbristopher,~eng Bee aNelt
-Kinney, conductor, Coinerlan
The wreck was due to the display
ing of a false signal gliiidka clear
track for eastbound passenger frain
. No. 10. when in the nextblock ahead
there was standing on t6-f:r.ca
boose and two engines. The-passenger
train war drawn by two engmesan&
these crashed thrughtntaboose&ais
engines which obstructed.htbrici_;
Luckily the train had ndlttaiziefit
uill speed and was only mvingiatlgi be
rate of about 20 miles anhour.hen
the collision came. Theostal . ar
the passenger train waslr.aaled
the passfnger coaches
the track and their oce esca w_
It is charged that eeet
named Turner whonwais-3locki
tower when No.10
ing the engineer's wiste forcefrd
tracks pulled a lever -givingihina.1
clear signal. Thd operator had, Itizs
explained, previously seithe signal at
danger. While his attention was
ing devoted to communlng1t 1
the succeeding blc
it is alleged, pulledtei leve t
gave the on-comingtlzai thesignv
that it had a clear blocksahead
the tower operator was
what was done until ther
A Feat in State l
The Columbia corres .
News and Courier
tors found their desks
lic documents to-day.
had teen made in public'pintna
the law-makers are splhedwith
enough reading matter tA.ee them
busy for some time. The InDbw
reports of State o1cers v&de1ver
ed: Pension report of piLtroller
General; insurance re omp
troller General; report o% _enteq.
dent of Education; report
mission on the South Carolinf
Indian.Exposition; reportot phq l
inspector; pardons and!comma
report of State Treasurer; codeco-~
missioner's report; railroad conm
sioners' report; lighting commisson
report; reports of the State geologit.
(two.) Perhaps the document oi
greatest importance to.:the- law~
makers 'laid on their desks -wa
pamphlet of about -eighty pages; .be
ing advance sheets of the-Comptroller
General's report, containing the Stite'r
estimates, the county estimates, 1the
tax levy and the receipts and expendF
tures. The pamphlet bore this en
dorsement: '.With the compliments
of State Company, State ~printersP
The complete report of the Comp
troller General would have been laid.
on the desk of members on the first
day of the session if the Comptroller"
had been able to get the necessary re
turns from all the counties.
A miurderous Scoundrel.
A dispatch from Lancaster says Mr.
Wesley Hunter's fourteen-year-old
son, who lives across the line in Ches
terfield County, was the victim.-of a!
brutal attack by a Lancaster County
negro, Mack Blakeney, last Friday.
The boy was attacked by the negro
near the Wolfe Pond School, in Ches
terfield County, ani was witnessed by
the cbildren returning home from
school. Blakeney stabbed the boy in
ten places with a knire and the
wounds are 'said to be fatal. Every
effort is now being made to catch the
negro, who is thought to be hiding in
this county. Sheriff Hunter left Lan
caster Thursday morning to jo'n in
the chase and he has with himithe
county's bloodhounds. It goes with- -
out saying that Sheriff Hunter will
leave no stone unturned in his efforts
to capture the bloodthirsty negro.
A terrific explosion occurred at~the
Hamilton' Powder com'pany's Depa?!'
ture Bay. B. C., Wednesday morning
George Simonetti, James Fulforte
and ten Chinamen were killed. Only
one body, that of a Chinaman, was
recovered. Others were absolutely
blown to fragments. The gun cotton
storage house exploded first, the con-*
cussion exploding the geligimite in
the drying house 400 feet away,
where the great loss of life is supposea
to have occurred. The ground was
excavated to a depth of six feet-where
the buildings stood. The buildings
were blown into kindling wood and
scattered with fragments of human
tesh over severeal acres.
Kiled by a Fall.
Pate Meyers, a young white man,
switchman on the Seaboard Air Line,
was instantly killed Wednesday morn
ing by a fall from the Seaboard tres
tle at the corner of Rice and Lincoln
streets in Columbia. The fall was
caused by a collision between an out
going work train and an incoming
switch engine and happened about
seven o'clock Thursday morning.
An Editor Dead.
Capt. L. M. Grist, senior proprietor
of the Yorkville Enquirer died at 4 -
o'clock Thursday morning of apoplexy
and effects of grip. He was sick only
a few days. He was a Confederate
veteran and has been connected with
er Enqnirer since bovhood.