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VOL. XX. MANN[NG, S. CG. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY1690.O16
WITH US AGAIN.
The Opening of the General
Assembly in Columbia.
WHALLEY IS SPEAKER
Of the House and Col. L Blease is
President Protem of the Senate.
All tie Old Officers Are
Re-elected in Both
The Legislature of South Cirolina
met in annual session on Tuesday of
last week, and both Houses orgnized
without any trouble and got down to
work. The gallery and floor of the
House vare crowded when Mr. Thcs.
C. Hamer, acting clerk, rapped
for order at noon and asked for the
elaction of a tea.orary chanrma
Mr. John G Richards, Jr.. nominat
ed Mr. Frank B. Gary of Abbeville.
Mr. Gary was unanimously elected
and on taking the chair ordered the
calling of the roll. Messrs. Courtenay
of Aiken, Doar of Georgetown and
Gause of Williamsburg were absent.
There was one ray of humor in the
otherwise routine and dull proceed
ings. Mr. Hamer caled the roll frcm I
the newspaper list printed some time i
ago and when Clarendon was reached
read the name of D. L. Green. There
was no answer and he was about to
be marked absent when a member of j
the delegation ino1 med the clerk 1
that Mr. Green failed of re-electcn.
The election of speaker came next. 1
Mr. J. P. Gibson of Malboro, in a
short speech nominated Mr. McColl. j
It was secon~led by Mr. Crft o1 i
Mr. George F. von Kolnltz of Char
leston placed before the assembly the I
name of Mr. Richard S. .Whaley.
which was seconded by Mr. Fraser of j
Dr. J. H. Miller of Laurens nomi
nated Mr. J. W. Nash, which was
seconde. by Mr. M. W. Walker of I
Spartanturg. The romination then I
clobed. Me&rs. 'Ton K Anitz, R-cbards
nd Killer were appointed elUers. .
On the tirst b&iot the vote stood as
Whaley 55 votes, McCall 50 votes C
and Nash 13 votes. As it took 59 1
votes to elect there vias no election en i
the frst ballot, and another ballot (
was ordered. 1
Mr. Walker then withdrew the
name of Mr. Nash and the second c
ballot resulted as follows:
Arnold, Aull, Banks, Beattie, A..
G. Brice, Bryan, Carey, Carrington,
Clary, Clinkacales, Cosgrove, Cothran,
Cox, DeVore, J. B. Dodd, T. H, Dodd.
Fraser, Frost, W. J. Gibson, Greer,
Gyles, Hall, Harley, Hemphill, Hin
ton, Hydrick, Johnstone, Kellahan,
Lawson, .Legare, McArthur, Mann'.
Marshall, Nash, Nesbilt Nichols,
Nicholson, Niver, Parker, Paliterson,
Reaves, Rucker, Saye, Scarborough,
Sellers, Shipp, D. L. Smith, Kartz,
P. Smith, Spivey, Stinlwen, homas,
Todd, Vanderhorst, Verm r, von
Xolnitz, Wade, Walker, Wallace,
White, Wiggins, Wimberley, Win
gard, Yeldell, Yonmans-64.J
Ayer, Bailey, Ballentine, Bethune,
Boyd, Brantley, T. S. Brice, Cannon,
Carson, Carwile, Croft, Culler, Der
ham, Dick, Dingle, Dixon, Douglass,
Dowling, Epg. Epting, Garris, Gary,
T. P. Gibson, Glaiscook, Goodwin,C
Harman, Iarrls, Harrison, Hughes,
Jones, Kershaw, Kirven, Lane, Lea
ter, Leisner, Little, McKeown, Mc
Master, Miley, Miller, Morrell, Nor
on, Richards, Richardson, Robinson,
Sawyer, scruggs, Snarpe, Slaughter,
3. E Smith, Stubbs, Tatum, Tomp
kins, Woods, Wyche-55,
Not voting-Whaley, McColl.
Total vote 119. Necessary to
Mr. McColl was congratulated upon
the large vote which he received. His.
friends now olaim that he was a win
her up to 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mr. Whaley's friends counted 53 votes
for him Monday night and he recelv
ed 54 on the first ballot.
It might be hard to say to what
extent the dispensary Issue was work
ed. Both sides used It, and neither'
side claims to have raised the distur
Messrs. Hemphll, Johnston and
Carey were appointed a committes to
escort Mr. Whaley to the chair and
the house arose as the newely elected'
speaker came down the aisle and
tookhis seat. Mr. Whaley's remarks
were short but the thanks he gave
THE OTHER ELECTIONS.
The other elections were unani
mous, but under the law the roll had
to be cafled in each case.
Mr. Thomas C. Hamner was no
minated for clerk by Mr. 3. P. Gib-1
son and seconded by a number of
members. Mr. Hammer is commeno-1
Ing his ninth year as clerk and duri
ig that time has given universal
satisfaction and seldom has opposi
tion. During his service he has never
lost or misplaced a paper or bill
despite the constanb demand on his
Mr. John S. Withers of 'Ohester
was nominated by Mr. 3. B. Wingard.
Mr. Withers is the oldest attache of
the house and this session is the be
ginning of his 15th year.
Mr. John S. Wilson was omani
mously re-elected sergeant-at-arms,
his being his fifth year, He haes
never been opposed.
Rev. B. N. k'ratt, who was re
elected chaplain, is the pastor of the
Second Baptist churchi1. this city and
is well know to both the old and the
new members of the house.
It was then after 2 o'clock and sev
ral of the members wanted to ad
journ. A motion was made to that
efect 'when some one called the at
tnton of the body to the fact that
'the governor and senate had not
been notified of the organizasion of
the body. The senate had adjourned
an honr praviously and the governor
had been wating o-i the n'essage
from tovse i his o1ice downs'airs
1esar*. Harrison, Frscr ar.d W'ksr
were appointed a committee to wait
on the governor and notify him.
IN TnE SENATE.
There was little of particular inter.
est In the opening of the State senate,
except for the introduction and adoD
tion of the ready-made committees.
These committee assignments were
made up at a caucus Monday evening.
Senator C. L. Blease was elected
prcsident pro tem of the senate. Gan.
a. R. Hemphili, clerk; Mr. W. H.
Stewart, reading clerk, and Col. J. F.
Schumpert, sergeant-at arms, a capa
ble and efficient trio were re-elected
without opposition. The Rev. A. N.
B-unson, pastor of the Main Street
Methodist church, wss elected chap
lain over Rev. J. P. Knox, pastor of
the Associate Reformed Presbyterian
caurch, by one vote.
Everybody was sworn In including
all the new senators, and even the
doorkeeper. There was some de
murrer entered when the question of
swearing in the chaplain came up,
but he got a chance to make the i
oath too. Mr. M. M. Mann of i
Florence was appointed assistant I
cerk. Mr. J. R. McGhee of Green- I
wood bill clerk and Mr. G. E. Moore I
? Honea Path jurnal clerk, and Mr. I
W. Eugene Cook secretary to the
In the electicn for president pro
tem, Senators Ot'.s and Sinkler asked
o be excused from voting, saying
hey would spread their reasons on
the face of the journal. It was un
!erstocd that they objected to the
mucus plan of selection, not only in
ihis instance, but in the case of the
ommittees also. Senators Bass and
[sibert also asked to be excused from
rting, but gave no reasons publialy.
When the lit of committess was
ent up, Senator Stackhouse asked
ie suspension of rule 19, ard all the
,hairmen were elseted at the same
The usual formalities of sending t
nessages to the house and the gover
or were gone through with and thb
ovenor's message was also read.
Senator Graydon made a fine start
y introducing a bill to create a com
nlzion to fix up the State house
rounds, the bill carrying an aporo
)rttion of $30,000 with it. Senator
i. J. Johnson submitted a resolution
ndorsing Harvie Jordan and Livings
ion of Georgia in their efforts to
:eap the New York cotton exchange
rom making fraudulent use of the S
Seaator Bease introduced a resolu
Ion endorsing the action of the presi
ent in the Brownsville affair upon t
he recommendation of Gen. Garling- a
on, and rcquesting that the South G
Larlina senators "stand by those
iwo offieials in the discharge of their t
u, e so far as this affair Is concern- t
id." Copies are to be sent to Roose
elt, Garlington, Latimer and Till f
P -csident John T. Sloan presided 9
nd will remain in the chair until he I
ur -s over the gavel to Lieut.-Gov. a
IoLvod. Although a year has elapsed a
inca the last session, the president
semed to be as ready with parlia- C
noe tary usage as ever and dispatch- a
d business with his usual celerity I
~nd unfailing oourtesv.
aB WAS CAUGHT.
I. Negro Tries to Evade Debt by Don
ning Woman's attire.
Taie Charleston correspondent of a
~he State relates a queer story of
ow a negro tried to dodge a debt.
)sused at a woman, Sidney W.
Ku-ves, colored, of Greeleyville, Wil- C
amburg county, was arrested
[htursday afternoon by the police on
hapel street and Friday morning
enenced by the recorder to pay a I
ne of $20 or spend 30 days in jtil.~
"Miss" Burgess obtained board at
colored Inn on Alexander street on
'ue.day night. "She" was on her
ay to Florida, where employment
as waiting for "her." A licensed
gent at Kingstree furnished the mon
y for transportation andt board. The
Laguse was employed because Bur
ess owed 860 under lien to Clarence t
ontgomery of Greeleyville,.
Sdney Burgess' crop failed this
ear and he found himself In debt g
175. He paid, he said, all but 850 of
his amount and tried t0 make ar
azgements to pay the rest. The agent ~
t Kingsbree told Burgess that he
ould pay the balance of the deut and
et him work In Florida. He sugges- e
ed to Burgess that he don woman's
~lothes so that he could get out of
ihe State all right.
B-irgess wore ablack hat with two
ett~ers In it, a black waist and a 2
aico skirt. His form looked not
vn or lifting, remining one of a
lackage of socks with a string about
ht middle. He was not of a stout
nakz-up, and having a clean shaven
!aee, with rather feminine features,
as much like a woman in appear
incs. It was his voice that gave him1i
way to the boarders and led to his
Mr. Montgomery of Greeleyville has
sen communicated with by the chief
i police here and probably the fine of
he negro will be paid so that he can
o back home and finish working out
The weather bureau of the depart
nent of agriculture Issues an leono
elastic bulletin in which It states
t.t long-range weather forecasts as
based on tne position of the planets,
phases of the moon, stellar influences,
or by the observations of animals,
birds and plants have no legitimate
bis. This all means that the tradi
tional groundhog, goose bone, changes
of the moon and other time-honored
eather indications as a matter of
fact have nothing to do with the
weather, and therefore must be elimi
osted from the calculations of the far
mer who wants to be up-to-date.
The achievements of the American
farmers last year were on such a pro
digious scale th2at Secretary Wilson
ould hardly find words to describe
:hew in his annual report. It is esti
mated that the value of farm produots
tooted up to $7,000,000,000, a tremen
dous sum to be added to the wealth of
. nein in e ar.
1IN. B. E. LEE,
HIS BIRTHDAY WILL BE CELE
BRATED NEXT SATURDAY
In All Parts of the South by the
People He Loved and
The observance of the centenial of
the birthdav of Gen. Robert E. Lee
will take place on Jac.. 19, which is
next Saturday week. All over the
South commemorative exercises wil
be held and in Columbia the day will
be observed very generally through
out the city. Appropriate (xerciss
will be carried out by the Daughters
of the Confederacy, the United Con
federate Veterans and by the faculty
md student body of the University
>f South Carolina.
The exercises which are planned for t
the evening, to be held in the hall of
be house of representatives, wil be
f great public interest. The pro
ramme will be made up of addresses
>y those intimate with the life of
ren. Lee in its dAfferent phases and I
,he presentation of the Daughters of
ihe Confederacy medal.
GEN. CARWILE'S ORDERS.
The following orders have been is- i
iued by Gen. Carwile of the United r
onfederate Veterans: 9
'eneral Orders No. 17. 1
As instructed by general orders No. 9
2 from Gan. Stephen D. Lee, the c
major generals of this department n
6re advised that it is the wish of the v
eneral commanding that orders be p
,t once sent down to the brigades to
mite in a spscial celebration in honor b
if Gen. Robert E. Lee on January 'I
9h, 1907, that lay being the one b
tundredth anniversary of the birth g
lay of our late Illustrious leader. P
No suggestion is made as to the
orm of the memorial exercises to be R
eld, but it is desired and requested ii
hat the hour for the celebration be g
2 o'clock m., on Saturday, January a
9th, and that the hymns, "How g
'irm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the a
ord" and "For All the Saints Who p
'rom Their Labors Rest," be used. N
By command of d
Thos. W. Carwile,
[ajor General, Commanding S. C. ft
Division, U. C. V. o
Adjutant General and Chief of fh
THE SONS OF VETETANS
The following orders were Issued by
e United Sons of Confederate Vet
Feneral Orders No. 14.
The 194h day of this month will be
ie one hundreth anniversary of
ie birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee, the al
mmander la chief of the Southern
>rces in the War between the States
.s a soldier. a citizen and a man he
as the embodiment of a lofty ideal.
[is greatness Is recognized by all,
d history accords him a place a
mong the greatest of the great.
His life was consecrated to the
use of the Confederacy. Her hopes
nd victories were his, as were also h
Ler disappointments and her defeat;
d through It all he bord himself as 1
ne worthy of the cause he espoused.
It is fitting, therefore, for the Sons
f Confeder&'ae Veterans to honor the
temory of Robert E. Lee, the chief- s:
in o* their fathers; and all the
tebrs of the South Carolina divi
on, U. S. 0. V., are called upon to
roperly observe thle birthday of this
ret Southerner. d
Ge.orge Bell Timmerman, 0
ommander 8. C. Division U. S. C.
D. A. Spivey'
Adjutant and Chief of Staff.
Prmission was granted by the
Louse of representatives for the use
TAINTED XON3Y. S
Lnd It Shauld be Returned Says Re
Retiring Governor S. H. Elrod, of c
outh Dakoto, In his last address to y~
he legislature, denounced in empha- p
t terms the deal by which South Da. c
ota came la possession of about $25,- s
00 through suits against the State P
North Crcoina on bonds Issued by ~
hat state during the carpetbag re
South Dakota, Governor Elroi said, 9
Lad no right to take the money, and ~
e State University, to which it was
iven, should not have touched It, be
ause it was taInted. 5
"1 recommend," said the governor. ~
'that the legislature pass an act car
jing an appropriation to return the e
ur of $22.416 to the state of North I
larolna. We took it away from our
lter state, North Carolina, simply C
iecuse the law said we could. Might,
id not make right in this instance. A
.f the state of South Dakota returns ~
aid sumn to the state of North Caro- 8
ina, It will do more to cement the '
tates together than anything that a
ias happened since the civil war. ~
forally we have no right to a cent of I
his money, and we ought to be brave (
d true enough to give it back." ~
The retiring governor said it is evi- h
lent that ingenious scheiters are us
ng the state for private ends. r
The case of South Dakota vs.
KTorth Carolina is the first of similar
ints to be brought to compel the sev- ~
iral states of the South that floated C
ildat bonds during carpetbag times 8
d since repudiated them, to pay
hem with interest.
An individual cannot sue a state, I
ut one commonwealth can sue an
ther commonwealth. Hence certain
olers of bonds have entered into
~artnership with the state to force 1
Robbed and Murdered.
At Dauville, Va., George Stevens,a
E'letcher Harris and Albert Adkins,.
oung white men, were held for thea
grand jury Thursday in a preliminary
bearing on the charge of robbing J.
T. Thomas of Roatoke, whose body t
was found in a ravine near that city1
on the morning of Jan. 2. Stevens
turned State's evidence and testified1
that Harris and Adklns robbed Thom
as while he was In a drunken stupor.1
He acknowledged receiving part of the1
A Fight Narrowly Averted in the
GAINES AND MAHON
Come Very Near Mixing en the Floor.
"No Man Can Tell Me I Lie," Shout
ed the Tennessean as He
Rushed For the Penn
The National House of Representa
Ives as Washington took on the ap
earance late Thursday at the closing
lays of Fifty-fif Th congress, commonly
:nown as the "war congress," when
tercations between members were
Mr. Gaines, of Tennessee, and Mr.
lahon, of Pennsylvania., were only
irevented from meeting In a personal
nco inter by the intervention of other
embers. Mr. Gaines was making a
pech on his bilr to "dock" members'
ay for abscence from the house and
ras being twitted by both sides of the
hamber, to his evident embarrass
2ent, when he charged Mr. Mahon
dith being absent from the house 95
er cent. ol the time.
Ptevious to this sweeping assertion,
Ir. Gaines has read excerpts from
be Record in relation to the with
oliing of pay in the Fifty third con
ress and the part Mr. Mahon had
layed at that time.
When Mr. Gaines had concluded
[r. Mahon rose. He explained how
i the Fifty-third and Fifty-fifth con
resses he had had $7,000 due him
ad that the then speaker, Orisp, had
[yen him an order on the sergeant
b-arms for the amount, which was
id. Then coming to the crux of
[r. Gaines' charge Mr. Mahon thun
"Any man who charges me with be
ig away from this house 95 per cent.
the time tells an untruth."
Mr. Gaines started down the aisle
:m his seat. ",No man can tell me
lie," exclaimed the Tennesseean.
Then Mr. Mann, of Illinois, who d
as in the chair, took a hand In the d
Both men we-e ordered to their
ats, Mr. Mahon obeyed the com
and, while Mr. Gaines stood two
ats away from the center of the ?
iamber shaking both fist and head
When order had been restored Mr.
ahon again rose. Havirg been cau.
ned by the chah that It was against E
ie rules to address s member In the
cond person he measured his words;
ylng he would speak in the "fourth
Mrson.' He then said:
"The charge of the gentlemen from
ennessee that I am away from this
ue 95 per cent. of my time is a de
With a rush Mr. Gaines reached the
~nter of the chamber making direct
toward the gentleman from Penn
lvaIa, insisting as he went that no
an could call him a liar without0
The house was in an uproar by this
me, the chair adding to the noise If
ot to the confusion by pounding of
esk with his gavel. His efforts finally
musd the head of the gavel to fly ana
bounded into the body of the house,
Lost shriking one of the members.
Te rush of Mr. Gaines upon his ad
ersary brought a dozen members be
re the speaker's desk. Messrs. 01110
ames of Kentucky, Taylor of Ala
ama, Bell of Georgia, Williams of
[ississippi, the minority leader. and
tafford of Wisconsin grabbed Mr.
-aines, who, resisting vigorobsly, was
orne back to his seat. Mr. Mahon
Ganding in the first aisle on the Re
ublican side, seemed to wait for the
pact which never came. With Mr.
aes back in his seat the Pennsyl
anian continued his speech of ex
lanation as to how he came to be
nneted with the invoking of an old
atute compelling members to forfeit
ay for time absent from the house.
e said that he was away from the
ouse 95 per cent, of the time was a
e on its face, and that he was there
5 per cent. of the time as every mom
er who cared to inquire could ascer
Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, had read the1
atute relating to the docking of
iembers' pay and he was followed by
Er. Grosvenor. of Ohio, who explain
d the reasons for the statute. Mr.
)eArmond, of Missouri. asked that
Le minority views of the j adiciary
omadttee on the statute be printed.
While this colloquy was In progress
Le friends of Messrs. Gaines and Ma
on were engaged in an effort to bring
bout a reconciliation, in which they
rre successful. Mr. Mahon arose to
question of personal privilege. He
ated thai he did not desire to im
ugn the motive ahich prompted Mr'
-aines to utter what was an untruth
bout his absence from the house, but1
e desired to say that the informant
was incorrect. He had no desire to
fend the gentleman from Tennessee
whom he classed among his friends.
ut he wanted Mr. Gaises to under
tand that the perso? from whom he
btained his information misrepre
ented the facts.
Not to be outdone in chiv'lry. Mr.
aines immediately arose and show
rg deep feeling said that the gentle
nan from Pennsylvania had always
een his friend but that he had been
oaded beyond end.4rance, not only
oday but on a former e occasion. He1
egretted extremely the turn affairs
"Are you satisfied with that?" he
skt~d, pointing to Mr. Mahon.
Fr answer, Mr. Mahon rushed
ross the chamber. The two men
ilaspsd hands amid loud applause. Mr.
mith of Iowa facetiously remarked
bat "as war had been the subject of<
he whole day's proceedings resultingi
n almost personal encounter" he
~hought the house was In no temper
o proceed further with the fortifica
lons bills and he accordingly moved
aat the committea rise.
Amoigl the house ad journed.
THE BROWNSVILLE AFfAIR.
The Senate of South Carolina Die
cusses the Matter.
Browrsville engaged the atte ition
of tbe State Senate Wednesday. A
resolution as to the conduct of the
South Carchlna senators in "astanding
by" the President and Gen. Garling
ton had been introdrced the day be
fore and this was brought up Some
of the senators opposed it on the
ground of ite questionaole propriety,
some on the ground that our repre
sentatives should neither be instruct
ed nor re g assted to act ether wise than
the course they had already decided
The resolution, which had been In
t:oduced by Senator Blesse. was fa
vorably reported. Senator Bates want
ed it held over on the ground of pro
priety. Senator Blease opposed this
and a viva voce vote refusing to place
the matter on the calendar brought
)ut more talk.
Senator Mauldin opposed it on the
ground of propriety. He wanted all
the negro troops sent to the Philip
pines, but thought such an action by
the Eenate would only add m-re capi
al to the Republican party's glorifi
3sation of the brother In black.
Senator Blease wanted it passed t(
)ack up Gen. Garlington.
Senator Bates again rose and said
he question of legal right was not
or the South Carolina senate to set
Senator Raysor did not want to re
juest our senators to take action, al
ihough he endorsed the president's
Senator Laney did not want to in
lame sectionalism any further,
Senator Weston, referring to Sena
or Rysor, said that the practice of
ustruoti: g congressional representa
,ives was quite common. but Senator
rraydon aided with Senator Bates.
:n addition he said Tilmnin's course
ras well known and he "did not want
o embarrass the senior senator."
Senator Mauldin made the last talk
isefore the vote, saying that i would
ie better to let alone "ttie two bright
nd shining lights in the senate."
Yeas-Senators Appelt, Bivins,
slack, Blemss, Brice. Brooks, Carlisle,
1hristensen, Crouch, Earle, Gr~ffin,
laynes, McKeithan, Oats, Sinkler.
mith, Talbert, Toole, Townsend,
Nays-Senators Bass, Bates, C 1
enter, Clifton, Eflrd, Graydon, Rlar
in, Holliday, Hough, Laney, Maul
in, RLVsor, Rapers, Sbackhcuse,
REJECTED BY THE HOUSE.
When the above resolution came u;
,the House on Thursday it was re
cted by a large majority.
On motion to strike out the enact
ig words the vote was as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Arnold, Bailey,
anks, Beattie, Bethune, B yd.
rantley, A. G. Brice, T. S. Brice, t
annon, Carey, Carson, Car-ile, Coth
Ln. Culler, Derham, DaVore, D!ck,
>ingle, Dixon, J. B. Dodd, J. H.
lodd. Douglass, Epps, Epting, Fraser,
-arris, Gary, Gause, J. P. Gibson, W.
. Gibson, Glasacock, Goodwin. Har
iy, Harris, Harrsson, Hemphill, Hin
>n, Hughes, Hydriok, Jones, Kirven.
,ane, L aster, Laitner, Legare. Little.
[cArthur, McColl, Mc~sown, Mo
[aster, Miley, Morrell, Nesbitt, Nich
ison, ~Niver, Patterson, Eichards,
..chardson, Robinson, Sawyer, Saye,
carborough. Scruggs, Sharpe. Slaugh
'homas, Tcdd, Tompkins, Wade.
7'haley, White, Wiggins, WoodF.
Natys-Messi-s. Aull, Ayer, Ballen
Ine, Bryan, Carrigan, Clary, Clink
3ales, Cosgrove. Courtney, Cox. c
rof I, Dowling, Frost, Greer, Gyles ,
[all, Harman, Johnston, Kellahan,
ershaw, Lawson, Mann. Marshall,
[iller, Nash, Nichols. Parker, Reaves,
lucker. Sellers, Shipp, D. L. Smith, a
urtz P. Smith, Stubbs, Verner, Von
oliit z, Walker, Wallace, 17imberly.
Many of the membera of the House
greed with the president, but they
egarded the resolution as a covert at
ack on Senator Tillman and for that 1
esn voted against it.
Too much Blind Tiger.
A dirpatch from Marion to The
itate says quite a sensation was caus
.d Thursday evening by the circula
Ion of the report that two well knowni
egro men, who had been drinking I
lind tiger, or wood alcohol, were
aken suddenly Ill while talking to
ach other and died within a few minm
tes. It was afterwards learned, 4
iowever, that only a part of this wast
rue. They had been drinking to
~ether and while talking, one of then.,
~rant Franklin, was stricken with ap]
~oplexy, which proved fatal in about]
n hour. The other one, "Rev." Ste-(
ihen Bass, evidently thinking that]
d time, too, had come went to bed
,nd sent for a physician, who could
imd nothing the matter with him ex
ept the ef--cts of the whiskey and
he fright. Grant Franklin had been
,familiar figure on the streets of (
Karion for a number of years. He(
ras quiet, Inoffensive and Industrious
and bad a great many friends among
he white people.
Three Personu Killed.
At Pittsburg, Pa., as a result of an
ixplosion of a furnace at the Eizi
urnaces of the Jones & Laughlin steel
rorks Thursday night, three persons
re known to be dead, seven are in a
icspital with serious burns and inju
'les, and 24 are missing. The explo
ion was caused by an accumulation of
:as at the base of the furnace arcund]
rhich were working 35 man. Of all]
ihece but one man escaped Injury.]
Wittout warning and with a roar of
rtiiery, tons of molten metal were
youred over the workmen and for a
pace of 30 feet about the furnace the
netal ran, to a depth of four and five
Another Russian Kiletd.
Col. Patko Andrieff, chief of the
~endarmes of the Lodz district, wasl
ihot and killed Thursday morning
n Poludniowa street. A passing in
~antry patrol fired a volley at the
issassin, but only wounded several
nnocent persons. The aasassin es
maped. Poludniowa street was closed
by the troops and the police began
raking a strict search of all the
hmousAR fronting upon it.
GIVEN DEATH BLOW.
WAS GETTING READY TO HOB
Bond Collecting Agencies Given Set
back by South Dakota's
The Washington correspondent of
The State, Zack McGee, says the ac
tion of Gov. Elrod of South Dakota
in recommending to the legislature in
his annual message the return of the
825,000 that came into the possession
of that State as the result of the bond
litigation against North Carolina at
tracted wide attention in Washington.
It was the subject of much favorable
comment of the capitol, not only on
the part of the Nortn Carolina sena
tors and representatives but by those
from other Southern States as well.
There are two big bond collecting
companies, one headed by ex-Secre
tary Carlisle of the treasury and the
other by Marion Butler of North Car
olina, which have gathered In large
numbers of carpstbag and special tax
bonds issued by Southern States dur
ing Reconstruction days. Many such
bonds issued In the name of South
Carolina figure in these buildings and
recovery was expected on the success
ful suit issued in the name of South
Dakota against North Carolina.
Now York, Illinois and other
States refused absolutely to become
the collecting agencies for the bond
schomers and shylocks who are I
hreatening litigation against all the
Southern States for the recovery of I
the face value of the worthless Re
3onstruction b:ncs and Gov. Eirod has]
given a death blow to their ambition.
Former Senators Pettigrew and I
Karion Butler schemed and planned
bs -vhole transaction by which North
Jarolina was forced to pay the New 1
Vork bondholders, using South Da
cota as a collecting agency. United I
tates Senator Kittredge of South
Dakota is in full accord with the ac
4ion taken by Gov. Elrod and so ex
He said: "I was exceedingly glad C
ihat Gov. Elrod made the recommen
lation to the legislature and I hope
ind believe that the appropriation for r
he return of the money will be made. I
:n point of good morals his position J
a correob and action by the legisla- I
ure, such as he has recommended, c
vould be the gracious and proper 9
hing to do.
"I do not believe that any State b
hould permit itself to be used as a
olleating agency in actions against
Senator Kittredge then spoke of A
he fact that the suit against North
,arolina was planned and instituted
uring the Pettigrew regime and
rior to the administration of Gov. G
"I happen to know," Senator Kit- P
redge continued, "that Gov. Elrod el
as been offered large numbers of old la
onds against Southern States with le
lie expectation and hope that suits|
rould be instituted for the recovery
f what purports to be their face val
"Knowing that these bonds tender- n
d him were tradulent the governork
as declined to recieve them. I do
ot know the amounts of these bonds
r the names of thie people who offer- a
d them." Z~cK McG-HEE. C
BA3Ks OF STATA.
itatement Issued shows Tneir Condl- b
tion' at Close of Year. g
Mr. L3e G. Holleman, Stats bank e
xainer, has completed a statement
f the condition of the 204 Stats and y
'rivate banks doing business in South p
larolina and the showing made is con- t
idered a remarkable one. The state
cent is up to and including Dec. 20, 1
.906. Mr. Rolleman said that the C
anks of this State were In better ~
c adition than they had - been in
The 204 banks have individual de-a
~osits subject to check, $17,164,627.- ~
2 and in the savings department ~
hey have on hand *11,888,556.86.
[his Is one of the best features of the '
'eport, showing as it~does the saving
iabit which is so much encouraged by
he banks now.
Thie report does not include the
ational banks, which are under fed- ~
'ral supervision and no doubt if they
were added the resources and liabili
ies would show as well as those of
my State In the country in propor
ion to population .and average
ealth. Tne statement is as follows
Ioans and Discounts-....30,909,032.51
3onds and stocks owned
by tihe tanks.............3,766,090.44
San king houses........... 592,022.35
?urniture and Fixtures... 299,730.09
)ther real estate........... 266,952.25 I
Due from banks anda
~ilver, niekels and pen
nies,.................... 204,254 01 2
Thecks and cash items... .418,018.26 1
Exchanges for the clear
ing house................ 54,559.48
)ther resources........... 123,279.96a
Jap ital stock paid in-.....7,788.899 61
~ur plus fund......-........1,249,379.61
Jndiivided profits, less
current Expenses and
)ue to Banks and Bankers 1,023,013.31
Due unpaid dividends-... 23,201.05
ndividual deposits sub
ject to Check...........17,164,627.82
Eime certificates............1,973,214.42 .
3ertified checks..........., 18,009.70
Jashiei's Checks............. 85,612.79 I
Sotes and Ulls rediscount-2
ed............... .......... 651,912.18
Bills payable................1,796,92'4 79
)ther liabilities............ 86,072.52
Lynching in Iowa.
A crowd of more than 1,000 men c
>attered through the walls of the 1:
iounty jail at Charles City. Iowa, a
with railroad Irons, tore hinges from a
ihe door ana took .Tames Cullen out a
mnd lynched him for wife murder.
CONFSSED TO NURDER.
And Implicated a Judge and a High
A dispatch from. Lexington Ky.,
says Judge James Hargis qnd his sup
porters are dismayed, it is said, as
the result cf John Smith, one of the
men -under indictment, confessing
participation in assassinating Dr. D.
B. Cox at the order of Judge Hargis
and Sheriff Callahan. Smith's confes
sion bears out in detail the story told
by Asbury Spicer, who swore to be
Ing employed by Hargle and Callahan
to kill Cox. Spcer's confession was
made last June.
Hargis declsres that Smith Is lying.
Smith fears for his life and Is beg
ging for protsetion against wrath of
Hargis and Callahan Hargis remains
closely in his store at Jackson. State
Inspector Hines has just arrived here
from Jackson and says the situation
does not warrant sending troops to
Jackson and he will recommend to
Gov. Beckham that none be sent.
The confession made by John
Smith is now in the hands of Attor
aey Jouett, representing the common
wealth. In this confession Smith says
Tames Hargins and Edward Callahan
nduced him to enter the conspiracy
Lgainst Dr. Cox, making promises to
iee that he was acquitted and to give
3im work. He tells about the murder
n detail and says that Callahan gavL
3im $100 after the killing of Cox, say
ng James Hargis has sent the mon
The situation at Jackson is quieter
dlnee Special Judge W. M. Carne; was
injoined by the court of appeals at
'rankfort from presiding In the case
if Judge James Hargis, charged'with
he assassination of Dr. Cox. Judge
arnes convened court Friday morn
ng and made the announcement Sat
irday that the court of appeals bad
ssued a writ of prohibition restrain
ng him from further action in the
ase and adjourned court until next
!riday. He also passed the cases of
Mbert Hargis, "Bill" Britton, John
Lbner and John Smith until the same
late, Judge Carnes said he did not
:now what final action the appellatb
ourt would take, but that he would 1
etu.:. to Jackson next Friday and
nade some orders in the case. Later
udge Carusm left Jackson for Frank a
urt to explain to the. court of appeals 1
ertain of his rulings In favor of Har I
is. Judge Carnes was closely guard I
d in his room in the Imperial hotel t
efore he left. c
CLAIMEn BY ASSASSIN.
mther Busslan General Killed br a
Member uf Terrorists.
In St. Petersburg, Russia, Lieut
en. Viadimer Pavloff, the military
rocurator, or adyocate general, gen- t
ally known since the days of the t
.te parliament as "Hangman" Pav 0
f, from the epithet oonstantly ap- il
Lied to him by the radical deputies, 0
as shot and killed Wednesday while t
alking in the garden of the chief
ilitary court building, near the M~ol
The assassin, who -7a disguised as
workman, was cantured after a long
ase through crowded streets during
hich he fired about 40 shots from
wro revolvers which he carried, kill
ig a policeman and wounding a small r
When taken to the police station
en. Pavloff's slayer was in the high
t spirits, chaffsd the Investigatiga
ing officer about the inadequacy of
be police precautions, and described I
dth gusto how simply and easily his t
lan was executed, answering the of-,
cr's questions with laughing jests. I
The crime was executed deliberate-.
i an' showed evidence of the same g
reful preparation which was char
oteristic of the murders of Gen. Ig- r
atieff and Von der Launitz and un
oubtedly was carried out by tihe
ime organization, which, it1 is report- 1
d, has sentenced Emnperor INicholas a
ad several of the ministers to death. c
The assassin, who wore the uniform e
f a military clerk attached to the f
arden under the pretiext of submik -
ing a report to the military procura- a
or. He approached the unexpectingr
'neral within arms length, dre w an
utomatic pistol and discharged sev:
n shots into Pavloif's body,
E rery shot was well aimed and two
f them tore a gaping wound in his
reast, from which the general expir
d while being carried to his apart
rents, which were located in the
ame building. The assasin ran down
Hinka street, past 6he Imperial opera
tuse, with a crowd of 30 house por
er and court attaches in close par
Price of Land fligher.
There has been a general increase
the value of farm lands, equipment,
nd buildings of over 33 per cent. dur
g the last five years. Tne highest
crease has been in the South and 1
Rt, and the cotton land shows the
eaest change. This ia all tue more
emarkable in view of t. e fact tna~t
some of the Eastern farming sea
ions where the soil has been ronfCd
ad where tihe "country estate" own
r has not invaded, there has been a
atrial decrease in values.
The steamship Ponce at the New I
ork and Puerto Rico stesahip line,
which sailed from Pjnce, Puerto
tico, Dec. 26, and was due an New
Erk Jan. 1, is still missing, and ahe
eief that the vessel's delay was due
o some mechanical accident is givmng a
ray to the fear that she Is lost. She
was last spoken on December 283 by
he ship Snenandosli since wflich0
Lthing has been seen or heard cifI
H angimg If Te*kf****e
John Thoms's, celored, was hariged
the Knox county jail Thursday
,fternoon for the mrurder of Ernest
'erkinis, colored, killed as Pesult~ of a
rap game. Thomas' neck wa o
rokenl by the fail. He - made a 15 :
inute speech an the scaffoli but did 1
ot refer to his crime, m.erely cha
oning members of his race to ob-]
rve the laws.
Thirty Mexican Strikers Killed
and Eighty Wounded in a
ROW WITH E0LDIR&
Several lundred of the Strikers Held
Up a Railroad Train on Its
Way in Vera Cruz. The
Jails Are Fall of the
Riports received from Nogales, in
the Orizaba mill district of Texas, In
dicate that the government has co=
pletcly mastered the situation. The
strikers have ceased all acts of vio
lence In the presence of the large body
of troops rushed there from the capi
tal and nearby garrisons. The serious
ness of the affair, however, was real
,zed today when it was made known
that thirty of the workmen were kill
ad outright and over 80 wounded by
soldiers who were compelled te fire on
the main body of the rioters before
4hey could be dispersed. It was learn
ed that the men, after pillaging the
tores at the Rio Blanco mills, became
emboldened by their success. A part
of the men rushed to Nogales, a short
distance away where another mill Is
located. Telegraph, telephone and
electric light wire were cut and pawn
hops and private houses were pillag
d. Then the jails were tLrown open
and the prisoners set free. Residents
f the mill district fled In terror to
bhe city of Orizaba. When the strik
ars reached Nogales one official and
me gendarme from Orizaba made an
effectual effort to check them. The
itriker named Morales threw a huge
itone as Senor Herrera, mayor of the
ity of Orizaba, striking the offcial
m the -head and badly wounded him.
Eerrera shot Moreles killing him. A
ody of troops arrived and as the
itrikers attmepted to resist, a volley
as fired into the mob, killing 30 and
wounding over 80. After this the mob
was scattered, the strikers gathered
n groupes at various points and a
ody of 700 cllected on a railroad
rack and held up the train for the
ity of Vera Cruz for several hours,
he engineer not daring torun through
he crowd. Finally troops arrived
,nd charged the men with broad
words, scattering them.
The jails and armories are Alled
with imprisoned strikers.
The governnient has learned that
ommittee of stricker bag 'eft Oriza
a for Flaxcala, Puebla, and other alt
les, to Incite laborers at those points
o strike. It was also earned that
ne man well known to the police had
ft for the isthmus of Tehauntepec
n a like mission. All of these men
re being pursued by the federal au
'he Senator Declares That State Men
ators Misconstrued Him.
Senator Tillman, who was in 0o
embla on Friday, In discussing the
aolution the State Senate of South
larolina passed endorsing Roosevelt's
tlon in the Brownsville case, Till
"I do nut consider that Blesse. who
resented the resolutilon, understands
e situation or the facts. Those
rho passed the resolution probably
isconstrued my attitude. They have
su avaguelidea of the esuenbial ab
crdity of the act of the President.
ie has gone too far In discharging in
ocent negroes, and not far enough In
nishing the guilty.
"There Is no doubt in my raind that
~e exceeds his power in proylding
hat the members of the negro troops
Iscarged could not serve In the
lvil branch of the government in the
ature. His executive orders have
one so far beyond his constitutional
athority that they seem to be pro
nugatel without any thought that
here are legal lImitiatIons put upon
is authority as President.
"There has been no caucus of Dem
ratic Senators to support the Presi
ent, and no one has authority to
peak for me in shaping up any such
.greement. My position will be made
lear In my speech tio-morrow. I tihink
t absurd that Democrats should per
nit executive usurpation of constitul
ional acts not guaranteed to the
Presdent, simply because they want
o see a~lot of negroes pnised."
Fonud With skuni Crushed.
At an early hour Tuesd'ay morning
l unknown white man. about 20
rears of age, was found in an uncon
cious condition near the railroad
racka in the station yard at Whit
nite. He was immediabety taken to
he Seaboard Air Line waiting room
vid miade as comfortable as possible
r. Boyd was summoned and made an
xmnation. iinding that IlSSkl
as crushed and his brains running
~ut. Nhin~.bfg was fanad on his per
ontatcud ha used for identfica
on wih te excaptionl that the ha
ri had been purchased from Wylie
a Co., of Chester,
S xceeni girls and four youths, from
5 to 18 years old, were burned lio
ath at the village of Gelspolshlem,
~emanAy, in a fire at Hubert CoinD
ny's factory at 6 o'clock Tuesday
ioing. A basket of ce'luloid scraps
sught fire from a spark and exploded
a a room, where forty psrsons were
rorking. The flames spread quickly,
atting cif the exists, Twenty of the
mytoyees were driven by the fire to
be end of a rocm and perished there.
The cSe:ss tureau Wednesday 15
ted a report on cottonginning, shoW
tt 11,750,044 bales were ginned,
95. Roun baere ctdo a