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VOL. XVII. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18.1903. NO 29
HEARING FOR BAIL.
Chief Justice Pope Continued Mat
ter of Irregularities.
THE AFFIDAVITS FOR TILLMAN.!
Holtzenlbach of EdgOelh Swear-, to)
Hearing a Con versat ion in lie
Senate. The Deteidant's
On a motion made before Chief
Justice Pope at Newberry on Thurs
day by Solicitor Thurmond, on the
part of the prosecution, the hearing
on the application for bail of James
H. Tillman. charged with murder,
was postponed until Thursday 20th in
stant. when it will b. held in the su
preme court room in Columbia. Tue
motion.was sustained on the ground
that counsel for defense had not sub
mitted to State's counsel the atlidavit.
presented last Thurs:1:y, and Stt
counsel therefore had no oppurt aity
for reply. Ftull:wiug are the altidav
its in substancp, as they were sub
mitted. Mr. Nelson for the defense
also presented the testimony taken au
the inquest over the body of N. G.
Before me personally appeared Rich
ard Holtzenbach, who being duly
sworn, says: "I came to the city of
Columbia on the 12th day of January,
1903, for the purpose of trying to get
a position as doorkeeper for the house
of representatives but was unable to
get the appointment and returned tol
my home the 17th day of January, and
while I was in the State house a day
or two before the unfortunate occur
rence. I was talking to Capt. J. A.
White, who was the keeper of one of
the committee rooms. While he was
there N. G. Gonzales zame in and
asked White where his 'boss' was, and
Capt. White replied, 'I have no boss.'
Mr. Gonzales said he meant Lieut.
Gov. Tillman. He said, 'I suppose he
is negle::ting his duty, as he always
is.' At the time Gov. Sheppard was
presiding. N. G. Gonzales said to
Capt. White he was referring to Lieut.
Gov. Tillman: that he made him show
the white feather on several occasions
and would make him show it again.
Shortly afterwards Mr. Gonzales went
off. I don't recollect whether he
turned and went to the senate cham
ber. Soon after saw Gov. Tillman in
company with Senators Talbird and
- Brown walkingup Main street. Sena
tor Brown was on' the inside. He
dropped back to speak to a lady and
left Lieut. Gov. Tillman with Senator
Talbird. 'Senator Talbird was on the
,outside. Deponent noticed Mr. Gon
:zales coming down the street walking
in the directiou of the State house.
He had on an overcoat and each hand
in the pocket and his thumb resting
on the top of pocket. As he got near I
Gov. Tillman, he cut across the pave
ment and thrust his whole right hand I
in his overcoat pocket. I expected
from what I heard him say in the
State house that he intended to shoot
Gov. Tillman. About that time I
heard Gov. Tillman say, 'Mr. Gonzales,
I received your message,' and then im
mediately I heard a report of a pistol.<
1 didn't see where Gov. Tillmnan got
his pistol from, as I was watching Mr.
Gonzales, expecting to see him shoot
Gov. Tillmnan. Gov. Tillman, after he
fired turned and walked off into Main
street. Shortly after he shot, Senator
Talbird said, 'This must stop,' and
several persons went to Mr. Gonzales."
J. A. wHITE'S AFFIDAVIT.
An atfidavit was read fromt J. A.3
White, keeper of one of the commit
tee rooms, in which White said that
he recalled the events mentioned in
Holtzenbach's atlidavit and substan,
tiating 'it in every particular, except,
that not knowing N. G. Gonzales,-he
did not say it was Mr. Gonzales.
"Befbre me personally appeard Jas.
H. Tillman who being duly sworn says:
That the statement herein made so fari
as he is informed and believes, it is
proper to make at this time, is as fol- 1
lows: That for more than a year and
possibly longer, N. G. .Gonzales has
villified deponent, pursuing him unre
lentingly with malice and venom which
deponent believes was never equalled
in the history of this State, charging
him with being a liar, blackguard, 4
rogue, debauchee and villain and such
other epithets. Every act of deponent
has been distorted an~d discolored by
hate and venom of Gonzales.'T'hat
though innocent he was called upon to
endure these, inasmuch as deponent -
was a public olicer. That he bore all
this with patience although his private
life, heretofore considered sacred was
invaded, discussed and held up to pub
lic derision. That deponent had been
informed that during the campaign1
there was a rumor that Gonzales had
said if Tillman had said the samei
things in Columbia that he said else
where there would be a person~al en
counter in which one would die. De
ponent was repeatedly urged and
warned to look out for his safety while
in Columbia, by various parties. De- 1
ponent was informed that Gonzales I
.came to the State house and inquired
f- deponent ano said that he had
r ade deponent show the white feather
on several occasions and intended to,
make him do it again. That deponent
verily believes that N. G. Gonzales
at that time was armed. Deponent was
still anxious to avoid an altercation
if it could be done honorably. I nas-]
much as deponent was about to retire
from the oltice he was removing his
personal belongings from the State
hause to his room in the hotel and
among other things it became neces
sary to remove two pistols, one the
property of deponent, the other left in
the room by some one not known, but
presumably some friend. While carry
ing these weapons to his ioomn, while
upon Main street, he observed N. GI.
Gonzales coming airectly towards him, 1
glaring at deponent, and with his C
hands in his overcoat pockets. Sud
denly he pushed his hand into his
pocket on the right side and turned to
wards deponent. Said Gonzales was all.
the time glaring straight at depcnent.
Believing his life in danger, deponent
hurriedly said. "'I got your message,'
and fire d. Deponent believed then and
believes now that Gonzales was armed
and intended to kill him. That he was
desirous ofavoiding a ditticulty with
Mr. Gonzales if he could. When Gon
zales cut acrcss was the time depo
nent saw him thrust his hand in his
pocket. That deponent when he left
the State house didn't know he was
going to meet G;onzales on the street.
Deponent believes Gonzales was about ~
to draiw a pistol upon him and there
fore he tired upon him. lDeponent tired
to save himself, believimg his life w
.J. W. DeVore and T. II. Rainsford
members of the house from Edgetiel'
county. made atlidavit that they kney
Capt. .1. A. White is a man of unimn
peachable character and an old Uon.
Judge Pope sustained the motion
fo.r a continuance. Here is his orde:
State of South Caiolina.
County of Riihland.
The State against James 11. Tillman
Charged with Murd!-r.
After hearing read the testiion
taken before tie coroner's jury, ant
the alidavits submitted on the parl
of defendant in his application for hail
and the State's attorneys thereupoL
asking for additional time in which tt
submit attidavits in reply to the atti
davits on the part of the defendant
it is ordered that the further hearing
of this motion be postponed until 1
o'clock a. n. of Thu rsda, 19 February
1903. The hearing to be had in th
supreme court room in the city of CU
It is furthe: ordered that the de
fendent's concil serve upon the coun
sel for the State on the 0I1 day of thi!
mn1th. copies of tIhe atlidavits O! th
part of deiendant, and that the t.ate'
counsel be required to serve upon th<
afternoon of the 10th day of hit
month, copies of all anlidavits in repl:
which the State will use at the hearin,
of this motion. And that t he defend.
ant shal have the r ght to use addi
tional allidavits in ieply thereto at
the hea:ing in Columbia.
Let the petitioner be retained in Ilh(
-ustody of the sherity of lichlanc
Y. .J. Pope,
Newberrv. S. C.. 12th February, 19i:
Janies Hinson Shot Dead In Green
ville by John Goodwin.
A special dispatch from Greenville
:o The State says a fatal shooting
:ook place between 5 and 6 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon on Washington
.treet by which James Hinson loSt bls
ife in the twinkling of an eye. His
layer was John Goodwin, a young
nan not more than 20 years of age.
vho was a clerk in a store of Finlay
3ros. Hinson was a horse dealer who
orked at Pates & Allen's livery
The two men had been together for
;eeral hours and apparently there was
io cause for the trouble which arose
ver the purchase of a bottle of liquor
,bat Goodwin had in his possession.
'hey had crossed the street in the
resence of several persons. and Good.
,vin had walked ahead some dis
;ance when Ifinson called after bim
Ld said he must have some of it, sup
osed to be the liquor.
Goodwin had gone about 30 feet
rom Hinson, when he turned around
mld drew his pistol, tiring tue first
hot in the air and then in a straight
ine tired directly at Hinson, the
econd shot striking Hinson in the
eft breast and going through the
eart. He died almost instantly and
as carried into the ottice of Thack
ton & Son. Goodwin immediately
urrendered to a policeman and was
terwards taken to jail. He is well
onnected and has been regarded very
avorably since he came here from the
Hinson has been living here 'for
everal years, but went back occasion
lly to-North Carolina, where. he has
rife and twoj children, Hie was about
r years old and a strong, athletic
nan. It is another case of pistols
Ld whiskey as there does not seem to
1ave been any previous quarrel, and
m eye witness to thei shooting says
hat he was with them not ten
ninutes before the ~fatal shot was
ired, when they were friendly so far
as he knew..
STILL ANOTHE R 3IURDER.
A dispatch from Walterboro says
Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock,
tear Cottegeville, Allen Adams laid
wait for Henry Jaques and, with a
hot gun, sent a load of buck shot
rough his neck, instantly killing
im. Jaques was on his horse and
>ever knew what struck him.
Adams and Jaques had a ditticulty
hristmas. Mr. Jaquiet was a quiet,
>eaceable man, while the reputation
if Adams in his community for peace
Ld order is not good.
The killing is greatly deplored.
aques leaves a wife with eight chil
ren, sev'eral of them small. The
ympathy or the people is with Jaques.
Adams came up Wednesday night
Ld surrendered to Sheriff Owens.
A Good Bill Killed.
One of the first measures that was
aken up in the Senate Tuesday was
he bill which passed second reading
he day previous relating' to the
ualification of the county superinten
ents of education. The bill was
~alled up for a third reading and im
nediately Mr. Sharpe n-oved an inde
nite postponement. Mr. Raysor
noved to lay this motion on the table.
['he yeas and nays were demanded,
vhich resulted as folllows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake,
irown, Carpenter, Goodwin, Hlerndon,
lydrick, McLeod, Ragsdale, J. W.,
laysor, Stackhouse, Stanland-12.
Nays--Messrs. Brice, Butler, Dean,
Jennis, Douglass. Forrest, Gaines,
lardin, Hood. Johnson, Manning,
1arshall. McCall, McDermott. Mc
ver, Peurifoy, Sharpe, Sheppard, von
'olnitz, Warren. Williams-21.
So the motion to lay on the table
as lost and bill killed.
A dispatch from* Washington says
he commerce committee of the senate
ecided Friday by a vote of eight to
even to report adversely the Crumn
iomnation. Two Republicans voted
gainst Crum. The indications are
~hat the senate will take action on
:his report before adjournment and
he present prospects are that the re
ort of the committee will be sustain
Wan ted the Money.
Up in Michigan, Mrs. Hay, aged S0,
2as been granted a divorce from her
;econd husband in order that she may
secure the renewal of a widow's pen
ion made void by her second mar
iage. Mrs. Hay will therefore be
ooked upon somewhat in the light of
To Be Investigated by a legislative
INTIMATIONS MADE IN DEBATE.
--Coonl Carn, Old and Mellow." Ex
- hibited in the Senate Chan
ber. -No Drinking on
As soon as the Senate assembled
Tuesday evening the galleries begani
- to till with spectators and before the
evening was over every available seat
was taken on the door of the chamber
with prominent personages, among
whom were the governor and Mrs.
When Mr. Hood's joint resolution
"to appoint a committee to- investi
- gate tihe management of the dispen
i sarv was railed. Mr. Manning moved
to ,trike cut, the enacting clause and
declared tl:e regular committee was
empoweren to make all necessary in
vestigations. le regardtd this pro
posed invcstigation a useless expendi
ture of monev.
This brought Mr. Stailand to his
feet. le requested that he be allowed
to adlress thbe Senate frmn the re
porter's table in front of the presi
dent.*s desk. is request !.eing grant
ed Mr. Stanland came forward bear
ing in his arms a bix with the name
of a well-known patent medicine
plainly branded on the four sides, and
proceeded at once to display its con
tents which were four different kinds
of whiskies contained in bottles of
Senator: "Are you extending in vita
Another senator: "Have you enough
to go around?"
The president's gavel stopped any
further jesting remarks, but could not
prevent the majority of the members
from gazing longingly and anxiously
at the tempting spread before them.
They wondered what would come
Mr. Stanland prefaced his remarks
with the statement that he is not op
posed to the dispensary, has always
advocated it, but his purpose was to
pay his respects to the Richland Dis
tilling company. He said that not
many weeks ago he saw the advertise
ment in a daily newspaper where this
company was offering a special brand
of whiskey called "Coon Corn-Old
and Mellow." It made him smile
when he thought of this sime whis
key distilled one day, rectitied the
next, sold to the dispensary the third
and the fourth day the people were
drinking this "Coon Corn-Old and
Mellow." Mr. Stanland went on to
say that the Richland Distilling Coni
pany made one X and two X corn
whiskey, gin, rum, apple and peach
brandy, all out of the same product.
And he thought that it had become
an annex of the dispensary; or rather
the dispensary an annex of the distil
lery. He exhibited the various sam
ples an I alleged that certain products
were bought by the' dispensary from
the distillery and resold at a protit of
only five cents a bottle, on which dis
tilleries in other States had to allow
the dispensary a larger margin of
profit besides paying the freight
From this Mr. Stanland argued that
the profits accruing to the State were
dissipated and wrongfully diverted and
given to the Richiand Distilling com
County dispensers had told him that
they could not get what they ordered.
New and untried brands were shipped
them instead. Picking up one of the
bottles from the table he read the
name of the lable, "Cream of Caroli
na." "its real name." said Mr. Stan
land, "I cannot mention in this cham
ber, but I have written it on a slip of
paper and hand it to the reporter."
On the slip of paper were written
the words, "HI- Fire."
Mr. Stanland asserted that the last
general assembly had instructed the
management of the dispensary to re
duce their stock to $400,000 but in
stead they had increased it nearly
$83,000. The very fact that the man
agement is fighting this investigation
is proof conclusive that something is
He charged that the dispensary li
quors are adulterated by water and if
the investigation is ordered he prom
ised to produce all the necessary doc
uments and testimony. The regular
committee has no authorsty to go into
the internal management of the con
cern, which handles a business
amounting to $3,000,000 a year and
he did not think the smali salary of
$400 a sutlicient amount to pay to
each of the members of the board in
compensation of their services.
Mr. Aldrich opposed the resolution
and said there was nothing brought
before the committee,nor in Mr. Stan
land's statements except the board
was discriminating in their purchases
in favor of the Richland distillery.
The legislature in its wisdom had
granted them discretion in their deal
ings with distilleries within the State
and with foreign concerns, and he saw
no wrong in what they had been ac
cused of doing.
Mr. Sharpe asserted that "the dis
pensary is allright." "The people,"
said he. "are satisfied that it is the
best solution of the whiskey question.
and it is only the dissatisfied 'outs'
that are making all this fuss." The
only trouble that exists rests in the
minds of those who are hostile to the
institution and are based upon a
newspaper article signed by Mr. Dou
thit. who at one time was connected
with the dispensary.
Mr. Hood said that the national
government keeps a close watch on all
its employes and there is nothing
wrong in the State doing the same. If
nothing is wrong the friends of the
institution have nothing to fear and
the moral effect would more than
compensate the cost of the investiga
Mr. Mayfield opposed the resolution
at length and said that as a financial
success the institution has done better
each year of its existence. In 1899
the dispensary's net profit to the State
was $414,000: in 1900, $474,000: in
1901, .$545,000, and last year $566,000.
ie asserted that the people are satis
tied and the appointment of the comn
misin would resut in nothing more
than a junketing -rip.
The yeas and nays were demanded
on the motion to strike out the re
solving words and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake, But
ler, Dean, Forrest, Gaines, Goodwin,
I lydrick, Johnson, Mamiing, Mayfield,
McLeod, Raysor, Sharpe, Sheppard,
iWalker, Warren, Williams--18.
Nays-3Messrs. Brice, IBrown. Car
penter. Davis, Dennis, Douglass. I far
iin, Herndoin. Hood, 'Marshall, 1c
Call. MeDermott N.MeIver, Peuri f4 ly.
G. .W. Ragsdalde. J. V. Ia gsdale.
Stackhouse, Stanland, Taihi id-I9.
So the resolving words were not
stricken ou. and the joint resolution
passed to a third reading. It is a.s
Section 1. That a committee con
sisting of five members, two of whom
shall be members of the senate, to be
appointed by the presideit thereof,
and three of whom shall be members
of the house, to be appcinted by the
speaker thereof, is hereby appointed
for tne purpose of examining into the
business management, methods and
conitrol of the State dispensary as ad
ministered hy the dircctors thereof.
and by the dispensary commissi;oner,
and by any other oilicer or otilcers
thereof,having administrative author
ity in con nection therewith.
Sec. :. Said committee shall have
power and authority to send for per
sons and papers. to administer oaths
by its chairman.or any member therc
of, to employ a stenographer and
other clerical assistants that it may
deem necessary; and such stenograph
ers and other necessary assistants shall
receive a per diem of not exceeding
four dollars, in the discretion of said
committee, and actual mileage.
Any witness failing to attend at the
time and place at which - he is re
quired, or to answer any question pro
pounded by the said committee, or
any member thereof, shall be deemed
in contempt and shall be punished
there by said committee, as may be
done by courts of record.
Sec. 3. Said committee shall meet
in Columbia, and at such time during
the present year as it may fix, and
each member thereof shall receive the
same compensation per day, and mile
age. as is allowed members of the
general assembly, but not to exceed
Sec. 4. Said committee shall make
its report to the governor on the com
pletion of its investigations, with all
onvenient speed, including the testi
mony taken, and the governor shall
transmit the same to the general as
embly on the first day of the next
The senate meets at 11 o'clock
Fired for Kissing.
The antirkissing bill introduced in
the legislature of Virginia recently
has been taken seriously in England
ind the London Chronicle referring to
that measure says: "The proposed
merican statute for the abolition of
kissing and a fine of $5 for each in
Julgence in unhygienic osculation is
ot new. The old Puritan blue laws
>f Massachusetts forbade the exchange
f kisses in public as a breach of good
ehavior. This law has never been
repealed, and not very long ago there
was much amusement, and some in
ignation, in Boston, at the arrest of
i prominent citizen for kissing his
wife in the street. Milan has a similar
>rdinance against kisses or other
matory demonstration in' public
places. It dates from the time of the
forzas, and only a short time ago a
pair of perfectly respectable lovers
were hauled before a magistrate for
kissing each other in the park. He
ruled that though a kiss under such
3ircumstances was not immoral, it was
inconsistent with the decorum of
:ivilization, and inflicted a fine of 12s.
A similar law imposed in England on
bank holidays would make the income
ax a superfluity-if the fines were
Air Your Rooms.
There is a great difference between
shanging the air in a room, and just
ixing it. Suppose you open one
window in an otherwise close room.
You may think you are gaining plenty
f fresh air, whereas you are only get
ing a more or a less impuire mixture.
Every one has been taught, presum
tly, to air aL sleeping room in the
orning, especially if it has been
sed during the day or evening, before
retiring. The average woman is likely
o feel that she has attended to the
3xigencies of the case when she has
thrown open a window and closed the
oor. The fresh air comes in, to be
ure, but much of the old air remains,
nd they tight it out between them.
The air in a room can not be through
.y changed until a drnft ha; been es
ablished. Impure air is the root of
nuch sickness. Contagious diseases
which are rare in the summer time
are apt to gain headway in winter.
nd the reason is not obscure. The
rear of admitting the cold keeps out
Ghe fresh air. The poisonous principle
>r micr(obe becomes so concentrated
md virulent that its power is directly
ncreased, and from one case of small
pox or scarlet fever many cases grow.
n summer time fre'sh air is eneourag
ad to enter whereever it will, and
:ontagous diseases languish till win
ser and closed doors come again.
A Good Man Gone.
Dr. J1. L. M. Curry. one of the most
3rominent educators in the South,
lied at Ashville, N. C., Thursday
7ight of Bright's disease, at the resi
ence or his brother-in-law, Col. Con
olly. D~r. Curry bad been critically
1 for the past two weeks. Mrs. Curry.
rrived from Philadelphia last week
mud was at the bedside of her husband
when his death occurred. The re
ains of Dr. Curry will be buried in
Iollywood Cemetery. Richmond, Va.,
A Strange Sight.
The sudden appearance of an acre
f sea tish two inches long on a Cali
'ornia hill 90 miles from the ocean is
ore interesting than the downfall of
~rogs so often recorded. After a while
he atmosphere may take to carrying
arger fish or a variety of xrarine ob
The young man who only works
snough to earn his wages is always
she young man who complains because
le cannot get a better job.-Will M.
Vinnnin in Thr. ommoner.
THE PUBLIC M ONE
The Appropriation Bill as Passed b
HOW THE MONEY IS SPENI
The Appropriations Made for th
Mlaintenance 01' the Several
Departmen aud Institu
tion of the State.
The appropriatiom bill was taken u
in the llouse on Wednesday. Th
bjiggest discussiii at the morninj
session was the proposition to rene'
the ann'ual appropriation of $15.000 t
prevent epidemies of centagious dis
Mr. Ded[ruhl wanted to reduce t4
1 '0.000. 1dr. Pearnan'I;f Ande!--on
Mr. Villiarns of Lancaster and Mr
Wingof- Of Greenvi!!le caited attentiotl
i o the fact that in these counties ther,
had been epidemics and their applica
lion for help and relicf had been re.
.lected by the State board of health
U. this ni':ney is spent who gets th<
benefit of it. M1r. Williatas moved t(
cut out the entire proposed applica
tion. This wLs voted down, ayes 48
The Sta te board of hea!thi was de
fended by Messrs. Ml-ses, T1'atum
Cootper, Lancaster, Loft on, Jere nilal
Snifth and Lesesne.
Mr. Donnald moved to cut the ap
propriation from $15,000 to 85.000
This was carried by a vote of 68 t<
SOUTI C.LROLINA COLLEGE.
Mr. Etird offerel an amendmeni
proposing to reduce the appropriation
from $2S.000 to $24,000. Mr. Etird
said that last year he had warned th'
house that the appropriations would
exceed the State's income. T1hi
prediction had been fulfilled. Therc
are other appropriations in the bill
from which the South Carolina college
will derive benefits. Ile proposed nc
discrimination, but would move to re
ciuce proposed appropriations to all
Mr. Towill, also of Lexington.
differed with Mr. Etird. Ile spoke of
the good the college has done for over
one hundred years and referred with
feeling to the splendid work being
done there now. It would not do to
cripple the institution.
Mr. Lyles in reply to Mr. Efird sta
tkd that the $7,500 for sewerage is an
extraordinary expense imposed by
the city of Columbia, and should not
come out of the fund for operating
Mr. Cooper c1lled attention to the
fact thab the college asked for more
than the committe had recommended,
although a great many of the commit
tee favored the increase in order to
pay valuable men good salaries.
Mr. Purifoy of Saluda supported Mr.
Etird's amendment. I!- decried the
tendency to increase appropriations.
Mr. Moses replied that not a single
appropriation to colleges bad been in
creased. Furthermore the bill this
ear is $42,000 less than the expendi
ures of last year. No appropriation
ad been recommended unless it was
The motion to cut the appropria
ion failed by a vote of 68 to 40. Mr.
Bennett wanted the appropriation fix
d at $25,000. This, too, was voted
own, and the committee's recom
mendation, $28,000, was adopted.
Mr. Pollock offer.ed an amendment
o appropriate to the public schools
100,000. Mr. Pollock declared that
the house had refused to put aside a
little extra dispensary profits for the
benefit of the schools, and he felt it a
uty to introduce this amendment.
The State of South Carolina has never
ppropriated a cent for the public
schools while she has always given
liberally to the colleges, but the
masses should be taken care of first.
There was no other discussion. Mr.
Dorrob moved to table the amend
ment. This was lost by a vote of 4$
o 51. Mr. Dorroh then moved to
provide that the money be~ applied to
the counties in which it is raised. Mr.
Pollock urged that this would reduce
t to a local tax instead of a general
ax. He moved to table Mr. IDorroh's
mendment. This was lost by a vote
f 29 to 79.
Before Mr. Dorroh's amendmrent
ould be adopted Mr. Kibler moved to
ndeinitely postpone the original Pol
lock amendment.. The vote was 53 to
55, and the motion was lost.
Mr. Mauldin moved to continue the
mendment. This was carried by a
vote of 60 to 54 and the amendment
,as killed. There would have been
nother tie vote, but three members
,ho had been with Mr. Pollock, voted
gainst the proposition this time.
here were three roll calls and one
poll of the house on this amend ment
so close was the vote.
The house passed an amendment
giving the governor's ollice an addition
l $2,500 for paying judges of special
:ourts-if so much be necessary. The
governor's stenographer is also to get
n increase of $100.
The two tiremen in the engine room
f the State house get $15 a month ad
ditional for the seven months they are
mployed, and there is a State house
anitress at $120 per annum provided
When the house took recess, the
ollowing items in the bill had been
Governor's Ortice---Salary of gover
nor, $3,000: private secretary $1,350;
stenographer $500: messenger, $400;
ontingent fund, $5,000; stationery
and stamps, 300; civil contingent fund
Otlice of secretary of state--Salary
1,900; chief clerk, 1.350; extra clerk
hire, 1.200; contingent fund 200; sta
tionery and stamps, 500: books and
nd blanks, 300.
Secretary of state as keeper of State
ouse and grounds-Two watchmen,
960; janitor 100; engineer, seven
months, 75, tive months, 25,; 650; fire
men (350 each), 700: contingent fund,
200: fuel for State house, 1,200: jan
itress, 120; repairs on State house,
Ollice of comptroller general
A Bill Passes the House to Reox
ganize the Force.
In the House on Tuesday morninj
Mr. Aull called up his bill to reor
ganize the dispensary constabula'r;
e Mr. Laney moved to strike out thi
Mr. Aull explained the provision:
of the bill. It keeps the governoi
from being the chief constable an(
gives the constabulary a head wh(
can give bis personal attention to thi
workings of the constables. Ie de.
scribed the annoyances to the gover
nor on account of having so many pet
ty details to keep up with. The bill
will not do away witb t he governor!
constabulary clerk who keeps up with
the seizures, expense, etc.
Mr. DeBruhl opposed the hill as it
Provides for a new ulice un- gives I1ht
chief constable much latitude in ap
proving expense accounts.
Mr. Tatum thought the governor
should be given the machinery with
which to enforce the law. Tihe chic:
constahle would save the Staste ten
times more than his salary ifi he wern
any account. There are now over
1.000 applicants for places on the con
sLabulary. and the governor cannot
immediately go throrugh that volumin
Mr. Pollock told of the manifold do
ties of the governor who ought to be
relieved of passing upon every little
claim for liquor seized by constables.
The governor will still Lie the respon
Col. Moses and Col. Towill favored
the bill. The latter declared that the
present law makes the governor a con
stabulary clerk. le stated his sin
cere belief that the present governor
wants to enforce the law.
Mr. Follock also favored the bill.
Mr. Nichols thought the district
chief constables could do this work
and save the salary of the proposed
Mr. Dowling thought this would be
removing the responsibiliy from the
governur's oilic3, and he objected. If
there is tuo much work t be dune,
why not get another clerk in the gov
ernor's oillec to sift out the corres
The motion to strike out the enact
ing words failed by a vote of 33 to 75.
The bill provides for a chief consta
ble at a salary of $1,500 a year, and
expenses. The chief constable, with
the advice of the governor, is autho
rized to appoint one or more State
constables at a salary of $2 per day
and expenses, seven assistant chief
constables at a salary of $3 per day
and expenses, and one or more detec
tives at "reasonable compensation."
The expenses of the chief constable
are to be approved by the governor
and the expenses of the subordin
ates are to be approved by the chief.
T he latter is to have an office at the
State dispensary. The proposed
bond of the chief constable is to $1,000;
and of the subordinates $500 each.
Salaries and expenses are to come out
general disoensary fund.
Mr. Aull proposed an amendment
that the governor and not the chief
constable should appoint the subordi
nates, but this wass rejected and the
original bill passed intact.
A New Disease.
The mysterious "sleeping sickness"
of West Africa, which has been the
subject of late scientific investigation,
proves to be a form of meningitis, dif
fering from cerebro-spmnal meningitis
in its chronic and almost invariably
fatal character. It is classed with hy
drophobia as one of the most deadly
diseases known. It is communicated
from person to person in some un
known. It is communicated from per
son to person in some unknown way,
beginning with slight listlessness,
which passes into coma and then into
death, its duration being frm one to
six months. Thus far it has been
known only among negroes. It bas
depopulated large districts, however,
and its spread is feared through the
opening of Africa trade.
Overcome by Gas.
Five men met death and ten were
overcome Thursday night by the
fumes of gas escaping from the purify
ing box in the plant of the Northwest
ern Gaslight and Coke company at
Blue Island Ill. 'The men, under the
direction of Supt. Russell had been
engaged in changing the puritier in
the purifying box. According to the
statements or men at the plant when
the men tinished the work of changing.
the substance in the box tney did not
close the covers of the box. When
the gas was turned on into the box for
the purifying process, it escaped in
volvmes and the men were overcome
where they stood. Supt. Martin is
among the dead. The other victims
Bear This in Mind.
'The State says the governor has
been fairly flooded with letters from
various parties throuebout the State
reporting cases needing the assistance
of veterinary surgeons, particularly as
applied to diseases of cattle and live
stock. The governor asks that in
future all such notifications be sent
direct to Dr. G. E. Nesom at Clemson
college, who is the State veterinarian.
All reports of smallpox cases should
be sent direct to Dr. James Evans at
Florence. Dr. Evans is the secretary
of the State board of health and much
time and trouble can be saved by
writing direct to him.
* Bold Train Hold up.
The Great, Northern passenger due
at Butte Mont., at 9:45 Thursday
morning was held up and robbed at
Woodville, 14 miles from there. An
armed posse is pursuing. Two masked
men covered the sides of the train
with guns and after cowing the crew
uncoupled the engine and mail and ex
press cars and ran them two miles
ahead and secured about twenty
The fact that 30,000 horses were
eaten in Berlin last year, and the
great horse-meat banquet in that city
the other night, at which 600 persons
ate heartily and joyously, may greatly
alarm Kaiser Wilhelm. If the rage
for horseflesh shall continue, how will
he get hores enough for the cavalry?
STRTKES AND LOCKOUTS.
Tbe State Senate Passes a Bill on
In the Senate on Tusday Mr. John
son's bill "to prevent strikes, lockouts
and similar troubles," upon which
four committee reports bad been
made, caused much discussion. The
3 object of the bill is to prevent recur
rences similar to the events in the
s "Horse Creek valley" last summer,
when it was alleged that operative,
I were locked out to punish strikers ir
the King mill in Augus ta, Ga.
Mr. Brown moved to strike out the
ena ting words and characterized the
measure as an unwarranted interfer
ence in contractural rights of. adult
Mr. Mayfield advocated the meas
are. It is not an interferencof con
tractural rights but intended tb pre
vent the coprcion of striking operative
punishing the innoceit in another
Mr. Hood opposed the bill and said
that the same rIghts and privileges
should be extended alike to mill own
ers as well as operatives.
Upon the motion to strike out the
enacting words the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Blake, Brown, But
ier, Carpenter, Dean, Douglass, For
rest, Hardin, ilerndon, Hood, Man
ning. McC.ll. MIelver, Raysor, Sharpe,
Nays-Messrs. Aldrich, Bri :e, D3n
nis, Gaines, Goodwin, Hydrick, John
son, marshall, Maytied, McDermott,
McLeod, Ragsdale, G. W., Ragsdale,
J. W., Stackhouse, Stanland, Walker,
So the enacting words were not
Mr. Marshall introduced an amend
ment inflicting the additonal penalty
of imprisonment at the discretion of
thecourt. The amendment was strong
ly resisted. On the motionzto 'ay the
amendment on the table the : as and
nays were again demanded -,d the
vote resulted in a tie-19 to 19. Lieut.
Gov. Sloajn then voted in t. nega
The vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake,
Brice, Carpenter, Forrest, Goodwin,
Hardin, Herndon, Hydrick-, Johnson,
Mayfield, McDermott, McLeod, Rags
dale, J. W., Rtaysor, Sheppard, Stack
house, Warren, Williams-19.
Nays-Lieut. Gov. Sloan, Brown,
Butler, Davis, Dean, Dennis, Doug
lass, Gaines, Hood, Manning, Mar
shall, McCall, McIver, Peurifoy, Rags
dale, G. W., Sharpe, Stanland, Tal
bird, von Kolnitz, Walker-20.
So the motion was defeated and the
amendment adopted. The bill came
up for a second reading. Nothing
daunted the yeas and nays were again
demanded and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake,
Brice, Dennis, Douglass Forrest,
Gaines Goodwin, Herndon, Hydrick,
Johnson, Marshall, Mayfield, McDer
mott, McLeod, Peurifoy, G. W. Raes
dale, J. W. Ragsdale, Stackhouse,
Stanland, Warren, Williams-22.
Nays-Messrs. Brown, Butler, Car
pinter, Davis, Dean, Hardin, Hood,
Manning, McCall, McIver, Raysor,
Sharpe, Sheppard, Talbird, von Kol
So the bill passed to a third read
Some Census Mysteries.
From the returns of the last census
it appears that out of 303 separate oc
cupations reported there are only
eight in which women workers fail to
appear. It is not surprising that
there are no woman among the sol
diers, sailors and marines of the
United States government, yet there
are 153 women employed as "boat
man" and sailors. Women have not
yet invaded the ranks df the city fire
departments, still not less than 879
women are returned in the same gener
al class- of watchmen, policemen and
detectives." There are ne, women
street car drivers, though there are
two women "-motormen" and thirteen
women conductors. Women have not
as yet taken up the employment of
telegraph and teldphone "linemen,"
yet 22,500 of them are operators for
these companies. There are no wo
men apprentices and helpers among
the roofers and slaters, yet two wo
men are returned as engaged in these
employments. There are 126 women
plumber, 45 plasterers, 167 brick and
stone masons, 241 paper hangers, I,
750 painters and glaziers and 545 wo
men carpenters and joiners. No wo
nmen are returned as helpers to steam
boilermakers, but eight women work
at this industry as full mechahics.
There are 193 women blacksmiths,
571 machinists. 3,370 women workers
in iron and steel, 890 in brass and 1,
775 women working in tin.
Bring themx to Taw.
Thbe Newberry Observer says: "Gov.
Ileyward will have the best sentiment
of the state, including Charleston it
sel", in his efforts to enforce the dis
pensary law in Charleston.. It can be
dune. All that is needed is a strong
hand and a determination that it shall
be done. There is no sense in having
some portions of the state to obey the
law and other portions to defy it. The
conditions in Charleston are 'peculiar.'
Certainly they are; and so are they
everywhere-but the law is uniform
and should be enforced impartially if
it takes every constable in the state
and more besides.".
Hurrah for Berkeley.
The St Stephens Echo and Press
says. "You can often hear our neigh
bors of adjoining counties calling
Berkeley County the "black county;"
of course this is because the colored
element predominktes, but can our
sister counties make as nice a showing
as was made at the assembling of the
Court for the February term and the
Grand Jury failed to obtain a single
finding. The Judge commended the
Jury and the county, and we would
likewise wish and hope that such con
ditions might prevail the entire coun
try over-but how futile such a wish
The IHouse on Thursday passed a
bill to prqvide a monument for Wade
Bampton. making appropriation of
$20,000 to be available when $10,000
has been raised by subscription. There
was no rdehate..
The Man Wanted in Florence forth
Murder of Rogers.
WAS- CAPTURED IN DENAI1
He Had Formed Partnership With
Senator S. G. Mayfield t
Plant Tobacco. A Sud
A special dispatch from Denmark
to The State says Wm. C. King
wanted in Florence county for the
killing of Sam Rogers and the wound
ing of James Rogers,was caught there
on last Thursday. The dispatch says
"The firm of Mayfield & King, COW.
posed of Senator S. G. M'alielda
Win. C. King, tobacco planters,..
been dissolved by the arrest of'
Onr intendant atd chief of oolicel
being wide awake, saw in the'NrS
King, expert en tobacco planting
man wanted in Florence county
murder and notified the .sheriff a -
he was here. Mr. Thos. Burch 3.-i--6
rived here Thursday morningaa
early hour from Florence -and
discription given him said at
was the man wanted. -
Expecting that King -would-"
trouble to those trying to take
and knowingatbat he would be
and-knew the Florence shenffagi
itwasdecided for Mr. Burcu.
main out of sight'and lettfr
deputy, Capt. Hunter, arrest the man
Deputy Hunter was assisted byOC y
Baxter, and expecting trouble
had to do their work quickly.-.
King Pas armed as ezed v"
ing a pistol in the inside pocket fblP2.
vest.. Before going to arrestv[Kr isq -
room was visited and in it was
a Winchester rifie, which he
with him here, and this wastk
possession of by the sherif
In"Mr. King tells your
that he went direct to Suta3ter.
the killing, from Sumter to Coh a
and thence to Denmark. whee
been ever since; also that i e
going back to Florence in time-f&
court. It seems strange'that e
should use his correct name here but t
it is true that io one thought
him his first or given name.,.aye
thinks Senator Mayfield'should p rIzP
a good word for him.
"Mr. King, I - learned called
Senator Mayfield Tuesday morring
ter his arrival here andrepresen d
himself as an expert on tobaicolribs
ing and made a bargain Wihthee<
ator to plant 10 or-I2 acreson
he to do all the work and Xayld4
furnish the land and'fertflizers -
King was progressing nxcely'wlth h1
new farm when the law teps .it
day. It is hoped the senatoriL
succeed in getting another partner
carry on this work, for it ise
that our soil is the very thing
The Green Eyed Monster.
At Birmingham, Ala., So
a motormair, put four ble
chest and abdomen of A. T.. rih
a molder, at the common bad
house of Wright, himself and Ms
Gussie Gardner. Both youngie .
were enamored of the girl.Wee-.
day night Miss Gardner went to the
show with Smith and they returned J
at a late hour. Wright, just after the *
young izsi had told the girl :good
night, appeared in the hallway 'with a
pistol. Smith at once opened fire on
him and inflicted what are bound to
be fataliwounds. The girliwas awit
ness of the tragedy. She spent a por g
tion of the day at the bedSide of the -
wounded young man, advising him to -
A Desperate Fight.
Chief of Police Albert Hughes, of
Laurens, had a 'desperate encounter '
lasting fullyten minutes with a negro
named yohn Workman -whom he was
attempting to arrest Thursday night.
The negro resisted and struck the of
ficer a terrific blow .on-the head with
a flat iron. This occurred in a-cabin.
The fight was then transferred to the
yard, when in the struggle the negro.
secured the chief's pistol but the offi
cer managed to keep him from using
it, and finally in a terrific grapple and
clinch the chief caught the negro's lip
in his teeth. About this time .help
arrived and the coon was subdued.
The Race Suicide.
A dispatch from Washington, says/
President Roo'sevelts denuinciation of
"Race Suicide" though a letter to
Mrs. Marie Van Vorst, author of
"The Woman Who Toils" which will
be published, has stirred everybody in
Washington to such an extent that
Thursday statesmen interested with
the subject called on government
statiticians for d ita of marriages and
families. The average size of families
of the United States has decreased
steadily for the last 50 years. The
largest birthrate is in the South, but
it has decreased even there to an ap.
preciable per cent.
A Cruel Joke.
Criminal action, it is said, wilflbe --
taken against the persons implicated
in the burning of Fred Sands, a boy
of Jericho, L. L. From what can be
learned, the boy had his hair cut at a.
hotel. The barber soaked his hair
with alcohol, and -some one threw-a
lighted match on his head. Immedi
ately his head, face and neck Were en
veloped with flames. Shrieking with -
agony, the boy dashed back and forth
about the room until he was finally
caught and- the flames extinguished.
Hie was then removed to his home and
attended by a physician.
A Town Attacked.
A dispatch from Manilla says a
undred ladrones attacked the town
f Nanjan, Island of Mondoro, Thurs
ay. The constabulary repulse&themi
after a scatterineg fight which lasted.
several hours during which one lad ~
rone was killed and one was woundecl
Twenty women and children living in
the town were wounded.. Inspector
Crockett with a large force of mount
ed constabulary, has swept through
northern Risal and southern Bulacan
provinces, where ladrones have been
operating but hie failed to find a trace