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VOL XVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRU
THE FIRST DEBATE
I akes Place in the State Senate Over
a Bill to
REGUL \TE THE TRAFFIC IN SEED
Cotton and Unp.:eketi .iat Cotton.
Full Text or the Rid, anti
How the Senators
Voted on It.
When Mr. Gaines' Lill to recgulal c
the trattic in seed cot ton and unpack
ed lint cotton cmie up for a second
reading in the Senate on Tuesday of
last week. a general debate ensued
which occupied almost the entire time
of the Senate. As the bill is general
in its scope and of much importance
to the agricultural class, its main fea
tures are given as follows:
Section 1. The tratlic in seed cotton
or'unpacked lint cotton by purchase.
barter or exchange within the perioa
beginning August 15th and ending De
cember 20th of each year without li
cense, or between the hours of sunset
and sunrise. is hereby declared against
the public welfare, and is prohibited.
Sec. 2. The clerks of t be courts of
common pleas are aut horized and em
powered to issue licenses .o tratlic in
seed cotton or unpacked lint cotton by
purchase, barter or exchange within
the period beginning August 15th ann
ending December 20th of each year.
and within their respective counties
to such person or persons as shall file
with said clerks, respectively, a writ
ten application therefor, the granting
of which shall be recommended in
writing by at least ten land owners re
siding witb -the township wherein
said applica:it intends to carry on such
traftic. Such license shall specify the
exact place whereat said traffic shall
be carried on and the period within
which such tratlic is permitted, and
shall continue in force for the period
of one year from the date of issue: and
for such license, if granted. a fee of
three hundred dollars shall be paid by
the applicant to the county treasurer
for the use of the county.
Sec. 3. All persons engaged in the
traffic in seed co: ton and unpacked
lint cotton are required to keep legibly
written in a book, which shall be open
to public inspection, the name of the
person or persons from whom they pur
chase or receive by way of barter, ex
change or traffic of any sort, any seed
cotton or unpacked lint cotton. with
the number of pounds and date of pur
Sec. 4. Any person who shall engagt
in the traffic in seed cotton or unpack
ed lint cotton within the period begin
ning August 15th and ending Decem
ber20th of any year without license as
herein provided, or between the hours
of sunset and sunrise, or who shall fail
to keep the book of record as herein
provided, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and on conviction shall
be punished by a tine not exceeding
one hundred dollars or imprisonment
not exceeding six months, or by bot h
tine and imprisonment, at the discre
tion of the court.
Sec. 5.'The provisions of this act
shall not apply to the purchase of "lin
e ters" nor to the purchase of seed cot
ton or unpacked lint cotton soid under
process of law in the collection of rents
or of liens or mortgages previously
given on the cotton sold.
As soon as the bill was called Mr.
Warren moved to strike out the enac
ting clause, which was promptly sec
Mr. Gaines, the author of the bill,
resisted the motion, and stated how
the inequality of the seed cotton law
now on the statute books mitigated
against Greenwood County with Abbe
ville and Edgefield on her borders;
this was not only the case with his
county but with several other coun
ties in the State which had had spec
ial legislative enactments and it is the
purpose and scope of thi's bill to wipe
them all out and establish a general
law bearing equally in every county in
the State. His people wanted protec
tion and in granting it to them it
was his desire to extend it to others.
Mr. Warren believes that thpre is
an abundance of lan~s already on this
subject and opposed it because, in his
judgment,it would work a great hard
ship to the small farmers all over the
State. Under the present law mer
chants must keep a record book open
to inspection at all times and if any
cotton is suspected of having been
stolen and sold. the owner has no
trouble in tracing it by the records.
Mr. McLeod strenuously opposed the
motion, and believed that it was high
time that existing evils along this line
should be remedied. The record books
he declared, are a farce and are gener
ally tilled up with tictitious names.
and this he could assert from his own
knowledge. The County of Lee is
hampered just as many others by its
border counties, and lhe wanted the
bill to become a law as soon as possi
Mr. Mclver favored the motion, de
claring the bill to be extremely dras
tic and in some of the poorer counties
would almost amount to a confise'ation
of property. The law, if enacted,
would not step stealing, and the small
farmer will be the innocent sufferer.
Mr. J. W. Ragsdale favored the
motion and told how the cotton acre
age had been decreased in the Pee
.1Dee Country by the cultivation of
tobacco and lhe knew that his county
desired no change in the seed cotton
law, as this matter had been thor
oughly discussed throughout his coun
ty during the last campaign. The en
actment of the bill would encourage
rather than discourage stealing.
Mr. Hiardin was of the opinion that
the existing law is unconstitutional
and would not stand the test before
the supreme court and therefore advo
cated the passage of the bill, believ
ing it to be for the general good oif
Mr. Sharpe opposed the bill, believ
ing that the law as it now stands is
On the motion to strike out the en
acting clause the yeas and nays were
demanded and resulted as follows:
Those who voted in the affirmative
were: Messrs. Davis, I'orrest, McDer
mottMelver, Rtagsdale, J. W. Sharpe,
Sheppard, Stackhouse, Talbird, Von
Those who voted in the negative
'were: Ailrich, Blake, Brice, Brown,
Carpenter. Douglass, Gaines, G1ood
win, Hardin, Hay, Herndon, Hood.
Hough, Johnson, Manning. Marshall.
McCall, McLeod, Peurifoy, Raysor,
Stanland, Walker -Total 22.
So the motion was lost
Ir. Peurifwy oufered an mauendment ]
making the license fee $100 instead of
I The amcndment was killed by a
voLe Of I' to 13.
\'r. Talbird then moved to exempt
ML Brice moved to lay Mr. Tal
bird's motion on the table. which was
ca rried by a Vote of IS to 11.
Mr. .1. W. Rllgsdale then moved t4
exempt Florence County.
3Mr. Brice moved T11 . this motion
also on the table. whieb nas ca I ied
by a vo"t of :!0 to 14.
I It now became evident tiat the
senzate was abloat to pass the bill. and
on mti1On of Mr. Sheppard tie bill
wa1s coilibtted to the judiciary comn
mittee to' report whet:er or nit an
amenOfldienL to exemL t Ce rtaini cloun
ties from the operaLion of this bill
will be obnoxious to te provisions of, t
the constitution relating to special P
THE CHILD LA BOR BILL.
This importantE Measure Passes the
Senate by a (ood Vote.
Mr. Marshall's bill "tto regulate the
employnent of children in factories,
mines and manufacturing establish- b
ments in this State." being made a s
special order for Wednesday. caIe up
for a second reading in the Senate on
Mr. llod of Andersin mo'ved to I
strike out the enacting clause.
Mr. Marshall stated that every sena
tur had already studied the bill and
had their minds made up as to how a
they would vote on the meisure, and r
he saw no use for argumnent. C
A direct vote was iwnoediately taken
on the motion to strike out the encUt
ing clause and resuited as follows.
Those who voted in the alirmative
Messrs. Butler. Carpenter, Davis.
Dennis. I#>uglass, Gaines. Ilay. Hern
don. Hood, liough, Melver, Walier.
Those who voted in the negative
Messrs, Aldrich, Blake, Brice. For
rest. Goodiwin, Ilard:n, Johnson. Man
ning, Marshall. Maytield. McCall. Mc
Dermott. McLeod. itagadale, G. W. t
Ragsdale, .J. W.: Raysor Thomas,
Sharpe, Sheppard. Stack house. Stan
land. Talbird, Voin Kolnitzy-22.
So the bill J'as passed to a third
reading with notice of an amendment V
by Mr. Marshall
On Thursday the bill came up for-a (
final reading. e
* Mr. Butler offered an amendient
adjudging as vagrants all fathers who
put their children at work in the fac
tories and spend tbeir time in idic
ness, drawing the wages earned by
his children to be squandered by him,
the overseers, superint-ndents and si
mill presidents being required under ir
penalty to report all such cases to the
proper authorities. b
Mr. Butler recited instances that g
came to his own knowledge, among
them an instance where a father had
drawn his children's wages and had
gone Iirst to the dispensary, then to
a resturant and spent the balance
of the afternoon at a baseball park.
The bill provides for the protection
of the physical condition of the labor
ing children and now he wanted the
State to protect them in their rightsd
as they could not do it themselves.
Mr. Marshall objected to the pro- r~
posed amendment, stating that thet
bill provided that childreu und~er 12
years of age could not work in the
factories and he thought it unjust to
pace this extra vigilance on the mill
presidents and managers. and there
fore moved to idetinitely postpone the
The yeas and nays being demanded
the 'vote resulted as follows:
Those voti:ng in the aflirmative were.
Messrs. Blake, Brice, Brown. Davis,
Forrest. Gaines. Hlardin, Hay, Hood,
Hydrick, Manning. Marshall. McCall, e;
McDermott. Melver, Mower, Peurifoy, ~
Ragsdale, G. W. Rtaysor, Sharpe,
Sheppard. Talbird, von Kolnitz, War
ren-Total 24. 1
Those voting the negative were:
Messrs. Aldrich, Butler. Carpenter,.
Deninis. Douglass, H erndou, Hough' c*
Johnson, McLeod, Rt igsdal , J1. WV..t
Stackhouse, Stanlandi, Walker-To- k
And thus the child labor bill in its ~
original shape passed a third readin d
and was sent to the house of repre
Devoured by Bears.
A Bed ford City, Va. special says:
A few dJays ago three black bears at
tacked the children of a mountaineera
named Parker. living on the road from
Mone to Arcadia, on the James river.,I
and killed an I ate his 2-year-old baby.
Parkers three children were playing
in the edge of the woods only a fewy
hundred yards from the house, whenr
the bears made their a ppearance. The ~
animals were very bold, and the two
older children ran to the house, forget-n
ful of the baby. The father and ~
mother rushed to save the little one. 0
but the bears had torn the head from
the body of the child and were de
vouring it. During the winter black
bears have been very troublesome in
the mountains and have preyed on r
hogs and cattle to such an extentC
that owners have been forced to keep
their stock housed.r
A Bercaved Family.
A dispatch from Yorkville to The V
State says the famrily of Mr. J. C. f
Conner, of that city, have been sorely 1
bereaved within the past few days. b
The body of one daughter. Mrs. D. A. t
Poplin, was brought here from Sinns-a
boro on Monday for burial, and while I
family were at the cemetery laying e
this beloved daughter to rest, another
daughter, Mrs. J1. M. Edwards of r
Virginia. who was here on a visit,.
died and wvas buried beside her sister C
Wednesday afternoon. 'l he aae of t
Mrs. Poplin was 19 years and that ofa
M~rs. Edwards was :25 years.t
A Prince Kille .
Prince Woli'ank Zu Stolberg, was rt
found shot dead early this morning in ri
the park of his castle at itottleberode, t~
Prussia- His ritle, was nearby but its
Iis not known whether he was murder-t
ed or accidentally shot himself. The
prne. aher, ied a few davs agro. ji
)EATH ON THE RAIL.
Ln Appalling Disaster on a New
York Suburban Line.
CENES WERE HEART RENDING.
L9 Express Train, Going at the
Ilate or Sixty-five Mile an
Hour lan into a Local
One of the most appalling railroad
reeks that has occurred in the vicini
y of New York for many years took
lave Monday night, Jan. 2C). at Grace
ind on the Central railway of New
ersey near Westfield, N. J., when
e 1ioyal Blue Line Express ploughed
t top speed into the rear end of a
Immediately after the crash three
t the shattered cars of the local train
)ok tire, rendering impcssible the
scue of many of tue. wounded, who
rere pinned fast in the wreck, Many
odies are believed to have been con
amed. On board the Flyer all the
assengers, although badly snaken
p. escaped uninjured except for Lritl
The train which was run into New
ork at 5:45 aid runs as an express
) Bound fBrook, making stops at
;fizabeth, Westfield and Plaiitield,
eyond Bound Brook it runs as a lo
. The Royal Blue train left tifteen
inutes later but travels at a high!
te of speed and makes no stop ex
pt at Elizabeth and is scheduled to
vertake the slower train just beyond
racelarrd, where the latter switches
-om track three on to track four to
ermit the Royal Blue to pass.
Monday evening a freight train was
locked on track number four and the
cal received orders t proceed on the
cpress track to Dunellon and there
ke the outside or number four track.
rtly after receiving orders the
-an had to stop for a hot box which
liayed her so that when she got un
-r way again she was due at Dunel
n. She had just started and was
oving slowly when the Royal Blue,
-avelinr apparently at full speed,
ich at that point usually approxi
ates 65 miles an hour, crashed Into
ie rear end.
The heavy engine of the Royal Blue
re its way into the rear car and at
le same time drove the forward end
that car into the rear end of the
Lr ahead, which in turn was driven
ito the third car and this in turn was
riven into the fouth car from the
mr. The fourth car was only partly
recked but the last three were torn to
eces. The engine of the Royal Blue
ft the rails and turned over on her
tie, the engineer and fireman stick
ig to their posts and going down in
e wreck. They are now in Mublen
irg hospital at Painfied and the en
ineer is not believed to have a chance
living of more than a few hours.
Passengers on the Flyer say the en
ineer applied the breakes hard a
iute or so before the wreck. The
-ain ahead had sent a flagman back.
t it seems he was recalled when the
ain to stop in the short distance re
aing got under way and althuogh
a left the torpedoes the Royal Blue
d not heed them or else was going
O fast to stop in the short distance
~maining. The man who went back
flag the train had just flung into
le rear end of his train and is among
e dead. The engine and three
orst wrecked cars were piled into an
ful heap containing at least one
und red dead and injured. From the
ass came fearful cries for aid. A
iute later the wreck caught fire
om the tire box of the locomotive.
ha screams of the injured in the
eap were intensitied as they found
emsel ves hemmed in by the flames.
The passengers in the two forward
Lrs of the first train and all the men
om the express and every one in the
cighborhood started to work at once
get out the injured before the
imes could reach them. At times
he toiling in the wreckage the
mes reached the rescuers and their
othing took tire, but they worked on
ough, in constant danger of being
illed themselves. Some of the in
ired were burned to death in sight
Sthe men who were working with
esperation to save them, but the
armes soon gained complete mastery
f the two last cars.
The firemen from Westfield were
immoned by telephone, but arrived
o late to save many lives. Doctors
ee called from Elizabeth, Westfield
ad Plaintield, and there was a score
i hand. The parlor cars of the
.oyal Blue train were converted into
mporary hospitals. The dead as
iey were taken out were laid in a
w along side the track until means
>uld he found to convey them to
'lainied. The firemen after a time
iastered the flames. Then the wreck
ge we~s attacked again and the work
Srecvering the bodies was begun.
Out of the first car eight bodies
ere taken. The sight while the
rreck was burning was horrifying.
en could be seen in the wreckage
inned fast amid the timbers of the
rs and struggling to be free wiiite
de llames roared around them. TJhe
scuers were helpless to aid them as
ev had already been driven from the
ereck by the ilames. One of those
ho tried to take a man pinned in
und that he was held down by one
g near the ankle and seeing it would
e seless to do anything else is said
a have finally severed the man's leg
nd then carried him to one of the
arlor cars. Both rescued and rescu
rs were badly burned.
Wen the engIne ploughed into the
ar car it partly split the car open
nd at the same time lifted it up and
n to itself. This car was the first
i, take fire and most of those in it
re dead. Some of them are believed
o be beneath the overturned engine.
:hose in the car abead which was
ifted over the rear car suffered the
riost. For some time before the tiames
ached them from the car below and
sehiod them they were enveloped in
moe and steam and it was here that
he worst sights were witnessed.
One passenger only was severely
ing in the aisle in one of these car.
when the crash came and the impact
hurled him up in the air and sidewis(
across theiheads of several persons it
chairs and then through a window
One of his hands were cut and he was
bruised. ie said he was a son of Johr
Wanamaker, or Philadelphia. He did
good work later, after his hand had
Just as the wreck occurred an east
bound train was approaching on track
5. Before it could be stopped the en
gine crashed into the wreckage, whici
had been hurled on to the track, but
it was light stutf and the engine
brushed it aside and crushed part of it
under the wheels. The train ran its
own length beyond the wreck, stop
ped and after ascertaining it had sus
tained no injury itself, proceeded to
ward New York.
The total loss of life 20. In addi
tion to these Engineer Davis and Fre
man McCarthy of the Pniladelphia
and Reading express. who are in the
hospital at Plaintield, may die ar any
moment, and it is believed that
several of the injured passengers can
not recover. The number of those
known to be injured is upwards of
tifty, of whom thirteen remain in the
hospital. The blame for the disaster
is placed by the railroad on Engineer
Davis. who, according to policemen
who took him from the shattered cab
of his engine, admitted that he had
seen the red end green danger lights
displayed, but expecting to see them
suddenly change to white rushed on
until it was too late to check the
speed before he plunged into the rear
of the train ahead, No statement
has been obtained from Davis in the
hospital, but in intervals of semi-con
sciousness and delirium he moans, "I
TRAINS QRASH TOOETHER
And Many People Meet Death by
Being Crushed and Burned
The failure of night operator
George Clougii at Vails Station Ari
ona, to deliver orders to a wesc-boun:
rain, known as the "Sunset Limit
Ad," caused a head-on collision at 3
>'clock Thursday morning between
wo passenger trains, four miles east
>f Tucson a-,d six miles from Vails
Station. At last accounts twenty
3dies have been taken from the mass
>f burned and charred wreckage and
t is believed that several more are
3uried in the twisted and tangled
mass of iron and steel.
Lynn Hlelm, an attorney of Los
Angeles, Cal., and his wife, who were
passengers on the Sunset Limited
which was wrecked near Vails, Ari
rona, Wednesday, arrived here Thurs
ay. Mr. and Mrs. Helm were asleep
in the rear Pullman car of the train
ind escaped without injury. He attri
butes the escape of the two Pullman
mrs of the westbound train to the
erve of Engineer Brucel who stuck to
ais engine and set the air brakes. Mr.
"There were no groans from the 20
r more victims buried in the burning
mass. All must have been killed in
stantly. The fiames were so fierce
that those who were not killed in
stantly by the shock must have perish
ad within a minute or two from the
intense heat: The crash must have
signalled the death of all, and there
fore the complete destruction of cars
and inmates mercifully saved the vic
tims from the tortcres of the flames.
"Passengers in the uninjured Pull
mans without exception, sustained
bruised heads. It was a matter of
general comment afterward that every
passenger had one or more bumps on
his head caused by the sudden stop
ping of the cars which threw the
sleeping passengers against the head
boards with considerable force."
A Foolish Man.
While visiting an animal show in
Charleston Raymond Bowman, a
white man. in a tit of bravado, oifer
ed to go into the leopard's cage with
the lady attendant, and the offer was
taken up by the show people, whc
though: it only a bluff on his part.
Bowman evidently meant what he
said, however, for without a sign ol
fright he walked up to the cage and
followed the trainer in. For a few~
minutes the animal took no notice of
the presence of the stranger and Bow
man became more bold. The move
seemed to anger the beast and with a
lound the leopard -was on him. His
ries for assistance were answered by
the showmnen who were near, and
with some trouble the leopoard was
forced to leave his prey. This, how
ever, was not done until Bowman -had
received several bites and scratches
from the leopard's claws. Bowman
is now in tLe hospital not expected to
Tillmhan's Magazine Pistol.
Gen. R. R. IHemphill, editor of the
Abbeville Medium, writes from Co
lumbia to his paper as follows: "ast
Friday afternoon I went around to
the otlice of J. Frost Walker, clerk of
court, to see the pistol used by Lieu
tenant Governor Tillman when he
shot Editor Gonzales. It is known as
a magazine pistol and made in Ger.
many. The balls are put in the stock
or handle of the weapons. The bar
rel is nine inches long and is of blue
steel color. The stock is rather fil
and gives a better hand hold than if
it was round. It will shoot ten times
and it is said will kill a man 2,200
yards distance if it hits him. The
colt pistol is also in the hands of the
clerk of court. It is a short one anc
is fully loaded."
Tiger Injured Trainer.
At Richmond, Va., Hlerman Weedon:
of Indianapolis, an animal trainer,
was attacked by a tiger during a per
formance Thursday, and seriously in
jured. One of his arms was terribly
lacerated and a great piece was torr
out of one side of his face. Bloot
poisoning is feared.
Tired ot the Negro.
At Topeka, Kansas, a resolutiot
was introduced in the legislatur'
Thursday to amend the electioui law:
so as~ to exclude all negroes from vot
ing and to require foreign born peo
pl to become naturalized before vot
ing. There Is much sentiment it
favor of the resolution and it wil
nca a harrd ontestL
Governor Heyward Makes His Sts
PERSONNEL IS REPRESENTATIV
The New Officers Come From Diffe
ent Parts of the State. Their
Commissions Take Efrect
Gov. Ileyward has, as commande
in-chief coi the military forces of I
State appointel the members of i
personal statr, the commissions beir
issued to take effect from San. 21 las
Tne following general order promu
gated from the office of the adjutat
and inspector general Thursday maki
the formal announcement of the a]
Headquarters Adjutant and Inspe
tor G, neral's Office. Coulmbia, S. C
Jan. 29, 1903.
General Order No. 12.
By direction of his exce'lency D. (
Heyward, governor and commande:
in-chief of the military forces <
South Cartlina. the following officel
are here3y appointed mernmhers of h
staff to take rank from date of con
mission, and will be obeyed and r
Brigadier General-John D. Fro5
adjutant and inspector general
South Carolina, ex-oflicio member an
chief of staff, Columbia. S. C.
Culonel John M. Pat].k, assistat
adjutanw and inspector general, e:
ollicio .ernber, Anderson, S. C.
Colonel H. I. Watkins, quarte:
mster general, Anderson, S. C.
Colonel Altamont Moses, commiss
ry general, Sumter, S. C.
Colonel J. F. Folk,engineer in chie
-Bamberg, S. 0.
Colonel G. A. Neuffer, sergeon ger
eral, Abbeville, S. C.
Colonel II. A. Molony, paymaste
general, Charleston, S. C,
Colonel 1. A. Morgan, judge adv<
cate general, Greenville, S. C.
Colonel U.. J. Gantt, chief of or
nance department, Spartanburg, S. (
AIDES TO THE CO3DIANDER-IN-CHIE]
Lieutenant Colonel T. Y. William!
Lancaster, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel T. D. Darlini
ton, Laurens, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel D. A. Spive
Horry. S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel J. P. DeVaui
Charleston. S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel W. G. Smitt
Orangeburg, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel August Kohr
Columbia, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel P. C. Smit
Newberry, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel C. F. Moort
Marlboro, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel R. T. Jayne.
Oconee, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Towil
Lexington, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel E. B. Clarl
Columbia, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel George Cofiel
Spartanburg, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel James G. Pa
gett, Colleton, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel Geo. P. Elliot1
Beaufort, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel Robt. W. Hun1
Charleston, S. C.
Lieutenant Colonel D. N. McLaugi
lin, chaplain, Chester, S. C.
Captain A. G. Pinckney, Andersor
Captain R. M. Barnes, Georgetowr
By order of the Governor, .commar
der-in-chief. John D. Frost.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
New Tax Law.
The State Senate passed a new a<
on Friday to fix the time for the pa,
ment of taxes and penalties thereco
it provides that all State and count
taxes and all taxes collected, whe
State and county taxes are collecte<
shall be due and payable from the 15t
day of October to and including tl
31st day of December of each an
every year, and if such taxes ar
assessments are not paid on or befoi
said time, a penalty of five per centui
thereon shall be added by the count
auditor on the county duplicate an
collected by the county treasurer: at
if the said taxes and assessments at
penalties are not paid on or before tI
31st day of March next thereafter. tU
said county treasurer shall issue h
tax execution for the said taxes ar
penalties. against the defaulting ta:
payer, according to law.
"James B. Howard, of Clay count.
fired the shot that killed Willia1
Goebel,"' said Henry E. Youtsey,
his confession as to his part in, ar:
knowledge of, the conspiracy whlic
terminated in the assassination of ti
Democratic claimant to the governJ
ship of Kentucky. The convicted nr.a
now says that he has made a cliea
breast of the details of the plot at
has told everything he kznows, "ful
and frankly." Hie so~Ad that the shi
was tired from too front window
the private office of Secretary of Stat
Caleh Powers, and that he and JI
Howard were the only persons insi'
the room. He named William
Taylor, Charles Finely, Caleb Power
John L. Powers, William HI. Cultol
Wharton Golden and William.
Davidson as conspirators with him.
S. Sad Accidenit.
Harry Sanders and Miss Lilly Rus
Ing were instantly killed at a railros
crossing by a Seaboard Air Line pa
senger train near Savannah Wedne
day. They were in a buggy with Mi
Rushing's brother and his wife, bo1
of whom miraculously escaped uni
jured. A bluff obscures the railwi
track at the crossing, and the par
drove on the track before they we
aware of the approach of a tral
Sanders and Miss Rushing were
have been married in a few weels
The young woman's body was hori
Dies From a Lion's Bite.
J1. HI. Sparks, a well known shC
proprietor, died at Winston-Salem,
C., Thursday, as the result of a bi
on the arm by a young lion sor
Iweeks ago. Blood poison attacked t
Iwound, The remains will be interr
at East Brady, Pa.
The State Senate Passes a Bill To
The Raysor compulsory education
bill, "to require all parents or guar
x dians to compel their children or
wards to attend school for eight weeks
in cach year." was taken up in the
r- Senate on Thursday and after a pro
tracted debate which consumed the
great part of the morning session was
with the addition of two amendments
finally passed to a third reading.- The
bill had been carried over from the I
previous day when at the conclusion I
r. of Mr. Brice's argument to strike out I
le the enacting clause it was agreed to!
is resume the arguments Thursday.
, Mr. Raysor, in opposing Mr. Brice's (
t* motion. spoke at length and held the
1- undivided attention of the senate
it throughout. He said that the mat
s ter had been before the public a long
time and had been discussed in all its
phases. It had the endorsement of I
- all the leading educators of the coun- I
try not only in this State but else
where and in addition to this the gov
ernor and the superintendent of educa
tion had earnestly pressed it upon the
r- general assembly. -The most abiding
f good that can come to a people is the I
s uplifting of the masses. Conditions 1
s in the State are rapidly changing, I
- competition is becoming sharper every
day and it is the duty of the
State to do all in its power
to improve the mental as well as I
f the physical well being of her peo- I
d ple. The children of today are the
material out of which our future I
statesmen are made, who in after
years will come into these legislative
halls to enact laws for the government
- of our people. The argument of pa
ternalism has nothing to do with the
fulfillment of the conditions in this
proposed measure. It is a matter of I
record that no State which has ever
enacted a compulsory educatio:n law
has ever repealed it. He drew a corn
parison between the State of South
r Carolina and Massachusetts where I
the law had been enforced for a num- t
- ber of years. Ile spoke of Germany (
and pointed to her as the leader of all t
the nations, today the strengest com
mercial competitor of the United
States. In South Carolina there are c
95,000 white children and the sta- C
tistics show that only 58 per cent. of S
them attend the schools and 25 per C
cent. go to school only two weeks in f
the year. The great question now is c
- to arouse the parents and make them
take advantage of the opportunities r
which the State has given to aid them E
in the discharge of their God given
obligations. The bill is intended to
represent the rights of the child. The S
State undertakes to defend his physi
cal condition and it is nothing but
right that his mental condition be also S
cared for if we expect to take our
proper places among the sisterhood of N
States. The constitutional conven- e
tion, he said, fixed a tax of three mills
upon all our people whether they be (
parents or not and under the law we
have an educational qualitication for
voting. As to the negro, he is here I
and here to stay. Nolaw is necessary
to compel him to go to school. His
parents are willing to make any sacri
lice to send him and will do so even if
they have to steal from their employ- I
ers to buy tooks and pay contingent 1
expenses. It is the white people who
are indifferent and he believes if
Snecessary the strong arm of the law
should be used to compel them to take
1advantage of the opportunities ex- I
Mr. Hough thought the proposed i
measure beautiful in theory but thor
.- oughly impractical. "We can open 1
the school doors," declared Mr. Bough,
"but we cannot drive the children
into them without violating one of I
the fundamental principles of the
t constitution. The child labor bill
rembodies all that is necessary to give!
i. the children opportunity to attend the 1
,y public schools.
n Mr. Sheppard expressed himself as]
I being in favor of the bill except that
b he is utterly unwilling to impricouz 1
te any man who has committed notrime
d but whose financial conditions are I
d such that he could not possibly com- I
e ply witb the conditions of the law.
1 He said that if the penalty of "im-<
y prisonment in the county jail for not I
d less than ten days nor more than 20i
d days" be stricken out, he would cheer
d fully vote for the measure.I
e Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Bric~e opposed i
eC it: Mr. Johnson and Mr. ShaLrpe favor- 1
s ed it and Mr. J. W. Ragsdale stated
d that he had promised his people to
~favor and vote for the bill and he was
now perfectly willing to fulfill tha~t
Mfr. Sheppard offered an an.endinent
6 to strike out the words "or ilagrison
m rent in the county jail for lit less
than 10 days nor more than 20 o-ys."
dThe "eas and nays were demanded an~d
h resulted as follows:
e Those who voted in the atlirmative
rwere: Messrs. Brice, Brown, Davis,
- Dennis, Forrest, Gaines, Goodwin,
.n Hardin, Hood, Hlough, Mclver, Mc
iLeod, Mower, Peurifoy, liagsdale, &.
ly W., Sheppard, Talbird, von Kolnitz,
>t Walker, Warren-1 9.
n Those who voted in the negative
ewere Messrs. Aldrich, Blake, Butler,
T Carpenter. D~ouglass, Hlay, Hlerndon.
le lydrick, Johnson, Manning, Marshall.
5'- McCall, McDermott, Ragsdale, JI. W.,
s Raysor. Sharpe, Stackhouse-18..
rMr. Manning offered an amendment
which was adopted to reduce the age
limit from 14 to 12 years so to make
it conform to the child labor measure.
dFrozen to Death.4
td Mr. Edward Lipford, a white man
s about 60 years of age. was found dead
snear his home two miles below Wal
S terboro Wednesday afternoon. The
sfacts, as far as could be ascertained,
"are about as follows: Mr. Lipford,
' who Is unmarried, lived alone with
ty his brother. The latter was absent
re from home. Monday morning the
n deceased left home and on returning
to that night and when in about half a
: mile of his house, it is thought that
7he fell from his mule and was frozen
to death. Whiskey was found on his
person- Dr. Lindsay Fennel made a
>w postmortem examination and stated
Nto the jury that in his opinion the
te man was frozen to death. There
ne were no marks or bruises that would
be point to foul play. The jury rendered
ed a verdict that the deceased came to
his death by misfortune or accident
associate Justice and Code Commis
sioner are Chosen.
Wednesday Mr. C. A. Woods, of
arion was elected associate justice of
,he supreme court and Wednesdav
light Mr. Win. Elliott, Jr., was elec
d code commissioner. There were in
011 four ballots for associate justice
Lnd eight for code commissioner. Mr.
Woods' election was not a walkover as
iis leading opponent, Col. Aldrich de
,eloped considerably on the final bal
ot. Mr. Eiliott started into the bal
oting for code commissioner with
trong support, but Mr. McClures
riends stuck to him and as the othet
andidates dropped out the race be
ame more and more interesting. Mr.
Voods' term is for two years to fill
ut the unexpired term of Hon. Y. J.
?ope, recently elected chief justice.
Ir. Elliott's term is nine years to
ucceed Mr. W. H. Townsend, who
eame assistaut attorney general a
ew days ago.
MR. C. A. WOODS ELECTED.
When the joint assembly recon
ened Wednesday all but two of the
andicates for associate justice were
withdrawn from the field by the gen
leman who had made the nomina
ions. The two names in the final
allot were C. A. Woods, of Marion,
nd Robert Aldrich, of Barnwell.
gain there was a full vote, 154 out
f 164, and again Mr. Woods went in
o the contest with unanimous sup
>ort of the Pee Dee counties.
Col. Aldrich received 21 votes from
ils colleagues in the Senate while Mr.
Voods received 17. But in the House
f Representatives Mr. Woods receiv
d 24 votes more than CoL Aldrich.
7he final result was, votes cast 154;
iecessary to a choice 78; Mr.. Woods
7; Mr. Aldrich 67. On the final bal
Dt Tuesday the vote stood Woods 71,
Lldrich 33, Tribble 17, Caldwell 13.
zlar 6, Gruber 14. In the final ballot
r. Woods gained 16 votes and Col.
LIdrich 34 votes. It was to be ex
ected that Col. Aldrich would make
hese gains as Judge Izlar and Mr.
ruber are from neighboring coun
The joint assembly then turned its
onsideration to the election of code
ommissioner. This is a very respon
ible position, requiring the services
f a man who has more than a super
cial knowledge of the law and a man
r sober and careful habits.
Mr. J. C. McClure, of Chester, was
ominated by Senator Hardin, second
d by Senator Brice.
Mr. E. C. Haynsworth of Sumter
?as nominated by Senator Manning,
econded by Mr. Win. L. Mauldin.
Mr. Wm. Elliott, Jr., of Columbia,
ras nominated by Senator Marshall,
econded by Mr. Colcock.
Mr. F. B. Dominick, of Newberry,
ras nominated by Mr. Kibler, second
d by Mr. Dennis.
Mr. Elliott and Mr. Dominick tied
n the first ballot, on the second Mr.
IcClure pulled up and tied Mr. Dom
aick. On the announcement of the
Ith ballot Mr. Dominick's name was
The sixth ballot resulted: Elliott
6; Haynsworth 41; McClure 50.
Chere were but 147 votes polled on
hat ballot. Mr. Elliott needed eigh
een, Mr. McClure 24 and Mr. Hayns
vorth 33 votes. A recess was taken
itil 8 p. m.
When tne joint assembly recon
ened at 8 o'clock, the seventh ballot
or code commissioner was taken.
The vote was Elliott 61, Hayns
vorth 35, and McClure 46.
Senator Manning then withdrew
he name of Mr. Edgar C. Hayns
The eighth ballot resulted as fol
ows: Elliott 73, McClure 71. The is
ue was watched with keen interest.
~Ir. McClure, who is a partner of So.
icitor J. K. Henry and one of the
est young lawyers of the State, made
Ssplendid run. The majority of thE
-Iaynsworth vote went in a bulk t(
sr. McClure. it was thought up to
he last vote that the result would bE
tie, but Speaker Smith changed the
>robable result by voting for Mr. El.
There was one other election, that
>f trustee of the South Carolina Col
ege to succeed Lieut. Gov. J. T.
floan. Mr. John J. McMahan, whc
*or four years has held a place on the
oard by reason of being State Super
ntendent of Education received the
manimous vote: of the joint assembly.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
At Anniston. Ala., a large boiler in
,he malleable foundry of the Southern
lar and Foundry Company blew up
Nednesday, killing six persons anc
njuring probably 20 others, several of
vhom will die. Tom Bird, one of the
tilled, was on top of the engine ad.
usting the piping when the accident
,curred. and was blown 60 feet intc
be air. J. A. Forte, boiler maker,
vas blown to the top of a neighboring
hed and instantly killed. Ike Hardy
vas it by a flying piece of the boilei
vhie 70 feet away and instantly kill
i. Pi5arts of the boiler weighing a tot
>r more were blown over buildings a
housand feet from the place of the
,plosion. The cause of the explosion
s not known.
Won't Lt t Booker Speak.
A dispatch from Gainesville, Fla.,
ays recently W. N. Sheats, superin
endent of public instruction, invited
ooker Washington to deliver an ad~
Iress before the joint convention o:
ounty superintendents of public in
~truction and the general educational
>oard to meet at Gainesville February
L Mr. Sheats is severely censured ir
ainesville which he claims as his
2me town, and W. M. Halloway, coun
sy superintendent of public instrue
Sion has telegraphed to the Gainesville
Sun that Booker Washington will nol
ye permitted to speak in the auditor
lu on the occasion.
Live Stock Burned.
The barn of Mr. Edgar Hall a pros
perous farmer, living four miles wes
: Anderson, was destroyed by fir
Friday night. The building contain
ed five mules, a horse and two cows
all of which were burned to death
together with a quantity of hay, fod
der, etc. The origin of the fire is no
known. Mr. Hall had $500 insurancE
whih noe abhnnt a third of the loss
BURNED TO DEATH.
Fifty Lunatics Perished by Fire inan
ALL THE VICTIMS WERE WON
Fire in Jewish Wing of Colney Hatch
Inmates Impede Work
At London, England, on Tuesday
morning of last week ffty-tir
patients, all women, were ne&
death by a fire at the Colney Hat
asylum. The outbreak occurred'n
the Jewish wing of the institution.
The flames spread with great apdty
and before they could be got::'Under
control five wooden buildings includ
ing dormitories and the doctors'
apartments, were gutted.
All the efforts of the officeis. were
directed towards moving theinne ;
inmates, but the later became wild
with excitement and so panictricken
tliat not only were they unable to
help themselves but greatly impeded
the operations of those tring tosssve
There were nearly 600T'persons in
the burned annex at the time-the,
was discovered, and most of the
were safely transferred to the niain
building which was uninfured. AlH
the victims were litits. Their
charred remains presentedaborrifying
spectacle. The asylum was besieged.
by anxious relatives or frieids of th'e
patients who arrived from-all quarte'rs
Pitiable scenes were essed as
weeping men and w left ta
premises after aseerta i
tives or friends had perished n the
The nurses had a terrible experi- -
ence in trying to assist the. insane -
people, who were so. panic stricken
that they had literallyto be drivento
a place of safety. The' inflammable
premises almost immediately became
a furnace. Nothing was left stand
ing. The corrugated ironroofs o
dormitories and the
patients were melted by theinrense -
Some of the lunatics were burne
in their beds and the charred remain
of others were found huddled together
in corners, while groups of- partially
consumed bodies on theste of the
corridors showed that many persons
lost their lives and sacrified those of
others in their frantic efforts to 4orce
a passage through the manteilding
The Bill Gets the Requisite. Two
Thirds Vote. in the senat.
There are two bills on the calendar
in regard to biennial sessions,.oneby
Mr. Warren and the other by~r
Raysor. Both are joint resohitidos
"to amend section 9 article 3 of 'thie
State constitution so as to provide for
the biennial sessions of the general
Mr. Warren's having been placed
first on the calendar was read and up
on it the vote was taken.
This being a proposition to amend
the constitution of the State a two
thirds majority vote was necessary.
Those who voted in the affirmative
were Messrs. Aldrich, ~Blake, Brie
Butler, Carpenter,. IDavis, Dennis,
Douglass, Forrest, Hardin, Herndon
Hood, Johnson, Manning. Mayfield
Mc~all, McDermott, Mclver, McLeod,
Peurifoy, Ragsdale, G. W. Ragsdale,
J. W., Raysor, Sharpe, Sheppard,
Stackhouse, Stanland, Walker, War
Those who voted in the negative
were Messrs. Goodwin, Hay, Hough,
Marshall. Talbird, Von Xolntz
'So the bill was passed to a third
On Thursday the bill came up for a
third reading and was passed and sent 2
to the House. A tvro thirds vote was
necessary. Those voting for the bill
were as follows:
Messrs. Aldrich, Blake, Brice,
Brown, Butler, Carpenter, Davis,
Dennis, Douglas, Forrest, Gaines,
Hardin, Herndon, Hood, Hydrick,
Johnson, Manning, McCall, McDer
mott, Mclver, McLeod, Feurifoy,
Ragsdale, G. W., Ragsdale, J. W.,
Raysor, Sharps, Sheppard, Stack
hou e, Stanland, Walker, Warren
Those voting against the bill were
Messrs. Goodwin, Hay, Rough, Mar
shall, Mower, Talbird-6.
Before the final passage of the meas
ure the Raysor bill was substituted
for the Warren bill as being more
As the House passed a similar bill
several times it is almost sure to pass
this one, and then the question will'
be submitted to a vote of the people.
They Wont Freeze.
At Chicago a mob of nearly 500 men,
women and boys held up a Chicago
and Northwestern coal train and car
ried away the contents of five cars be
fore they were dispersed by the police.
Women led the attack, uncoupled the
cars in a. number of places and In
timidating the train crew. For three
hours traffic was suspended while the
mob increased to more than a thous
and persons. A riot call was turned
in and order tinally restored. Three
women and two men were arrested,
but the menacing attitude of the
crowd caused the women to be quickly
Escaped ini a Carriage.
Robbers blew open the vault of the
Bank of Steelviile Ill., early Wednes
day morning and secured $3,000 with
which they escaped in a carriage. The
sheriff at Chester was notified at an
early hour and he has left with a
posse for the scene of the robbery.
Hon. A. C. Latimer was formerly
elected United States Senator by the
Legislature last Tuesday week to
tsucceed Senator John L. McLaurin,
whose time expires on the 4thof next,