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VOL. XXV MANNING, S. C., W E DNESDAY. FEBRUARY_15, 1911 NO. 27
THEY MUST QUiT
Ths Legislative Joint Canuitt e I-I.-s
Reprt ea Trustees.
HOLDN TWO OFFICES
They Are Condemned in the Imeport
and the Attorney-General i 4'%ked
to Make Investigation-The Re
port Was Adopted by the SenateI
and the House.
Deciding that the trusteezhip of
any of the institntions of le-arnin:
of the State is an office of trust the
holding of which precludes o::e from
holding another office of trust at
the same time. the special c->mmis
sion appointed by the zener:' -issem
bly to investigate the holding vf such
offices. Friday night reported to the
The report names B. R. Tillman.
senator from South Carolina: Jetkn
G. Richards' Jr.. railroad commiv.
sioner. and Robert McFarland. judge
of probqte of Darlington cornt., as
trustees of State institutions who
are holding other offices contrary t>
the constitution. The commission
consists of Senator W. L. Mauldin.!
chairman: Serator teGrand G Wal
ker. T. P. Brown. Geo. S. Mo.wor.
Frank B. Gary. The report of -.te
The special zommission appointed
by the two houses in accordance!
with the provisions of a concurrent
resolution. "That a commission of
five be appointed, three from the
house and two from the senate. r
Investigate and report back to ths
general nssembly. during this ses
sion. the trustees of the various edu
cational institutions of this State.
who are serving without. commis-I
slons, and also those who are hold
fng other posit!ons of public trust of I
this State contrary to the constitu
tion of this State. be;s leave to re
port that it has duly investigatcd
the matters referred to it.
"Your commission decided that
under the terms of the concurrent
resolution Its investigation was nr
ted to thcse who are trustees of the.
various edivptional Institutions o,
the State. and has confined its Inves
tigations to such persons. Your eom
mittee has sought information from
such sources as it deemed proper.
"As we understand the concurrent
resolution our duty was to investi
gate and report:
"(1) The trustees of the varIoca
educational institution of the State
who are serving without commis
"(M) Those trustees who are
holding other positions of public
trust of this State controry to the
constitution of the State.
"Your committee Is of the opin
ion that those. trustees who are ex
officio members of the several hoards
are not violating any constitutionat
inhIbitIon when so serving and we
dem It unnecessary to name those In
"'As coming within the category
of those who are serving withoift
commission your committee would
name the followinz:
"Trustees of Winthrop College
who have not been commissionec.
Hon. W. J1. Roddey. Hon. J. E. Brea
zeale. Hon. W~lIe Jones and Hon. B.
"Trustees of Clemson Agricultural
College who have not been comnmis
sloned: Hon. John G. Richards. Jr..
Hon. Coke D. . Mann, Hon. B. H.
"Trustees of University of South
Carolina who have not been comn
missioned: Hon. Robt. McFarland.
"As to the inquiry as to what
trtistees are holding other positions
of public trust of this State contrary
to the constitution of the State your
committee would report that after
mature deliberation It is of the opin
Ion. generally speaking, that the
trusteeship of any of the Institutions
of learnin-r of the State is an officeI
of trust, the holding of which pre
eludes one from holding another of
fice of trust at the same time.
"Having reached this conclusion
your committee Is of the opinion
that John G. Richards. Jr., who Is an
elected trustee of Clemson agricul
tu~ral c'ollege and also railroad coin
missioner of this State is holding
one or the other of said omfres con
trary to the constitution of the State.
"That B. R. Tillman, trustee or
Winhrop college and also United
States senator from South Carolina.
is holding one or the other of sala
offies contrary to the constitution of
"That Robt. McFarland. who Is
trustee of the South Carolina Uni
versity, is also probate judge of D~a:
ltngton county, is holding one or the
other of said offces contrary to the
constitution of the State.
"Your committee has given much
thoucht to the question of whether
or not the life trustee of Clemson
College, are in the same category ab
trus~tees elected by the reneral as
sembly or their offcers. Some 01
your committee have grave doubts
u:pon this point. It is a Question
th-tt on-:h? to be deninitely and fin
ally settled. It c-an 6nly be de
termined by a tribunal whose pr&
vin~ce it is un1'er the law to deter
e'ne leral 'tuenions. Your commit
toe ther'''re recommends the adop
tioni of the~ accom23anyingt cone-u:
rent resolution directing the attor
n'-y general of the State to insti
tute quo warranto proceedings. o.
such proce-Un:~'s as in his judgment
are pro:'wr. bofore a proper tribunal
fcr th.- :u rpose of determininlg
w hether or not a life~ trI-st-ship of
('emson Agricultural College Is an
offce of honor or profit. or whether
It is an offce or position of proiu
or trst nder this State. the U.nited
LOSES HIS OFFICE
PROTECTING VICE CAUSES .1AY-!
Mayor Gill of Seattle Accused of
Having Allowed Immoral Condi
tiona and is Recalled.
Hiram C. Gill. elected mayor of
Seattle. a year azo. was ousted from
oTice by the voters partici:.atin; in
the recall election Wednesday. and
George W. Dilling. Public We!fare
League candidate, was chosen by a
plurality of 6.000 votes to s.-rve as
mayor during the remainder of the
term for which Mayor Gill had been
When 3Mayor Gill was elected a
year ago he received 18.T0 votts
out of 36.000 cast. Eight mont.
after he was elected the women of
the State of Washington were en
franchised and to this fact is due
the decisive victory won by the re
call advocates in Wednesday's elee
Of the 71.000 votes registered.
22.000 were women and a large ma
jority of them. it is admitted. voted
for the recall of Mayor Gill. Th.
vottn-- was heavy in all parts of 'he
city. but the most not-t!!e increas.s
were in the residence sections. The
total was more than 60.000.
Mayor-elect Dilling received 1.
000: Maror Gill 25.400. and rDrown
(Socialist). 4.510. Gill was chargted
with protecting immorality. Dilling
will take office on Saturday.
Mayor Gill's troubles began the
moment he announced he would ap
no'nt Charles Wappenstein as chief
of polic-e. Wappenstein was formcr
ly chief of detectives in Cincinnati.
He was involved in the scandal that
led to the shooting of former Chief
of Police '..!ereditb in a street duel
in the city. Pressure was brought on
the mayor to remove Wappenstein.
and Wappenstein later sought to re
As soon as it was announced last
November that the women suffrage
amendment bad been adopted. the
movement to recall Mayor Gill took
active form under a provision of the
city charter. and the women entered
vt-orously into the -amp-tign. Wo
men stood in line with the men at!
the polls. and were as quick to -rasp
the voting instructious as their ex
perienced men folk.
SPOILED COR: SFIZED.
Damaged Grain Reported From Set
Shipments of spoiled corn to Souri:
Carolina have been held up by the
feedstuffs department of the State
partment of agriculture. The de
partment was Wednesday notified by
consignees in several section of the
State that carload lots of corn in .a
damaged condition had been re
ceived. Commissioner Watson. ur
the receipt of the messares. rushed
Inspectors of the department to
make an investigation.
"The law wilt be vigorously e-n
forced." said the commissioner. "and!
it is very probable that seu ~ral
the cars of corn will have to be de'
stroyed." Samples of the corn seta'
to the department showed it to be i:'
a decayed condition. The corn Is be
Ing shipped here from without th
State. The spoiled corn problem has
afforded a gr.e:t deal of annoyane.
to the departme'nt.
-The department has had careftQ
botanical and other analysis m.td
and has succeeded in identifying th
fungo formed in the heart of th
heated damaged corn. and has es
tablished a good many other poit
which enable the men with the de
prtment to identify the corn that is
dangerous to men and animials. The
commissioner will net permit the
corn to be shipped out of the Stat.
Ten samples are drawn from 'aci:
ettes of America or any o;f th m .e
nnder any other pow'-r. T'n'il. in:
nuetton shall have b-en f:::al y .'t
termirned in the manner s::'s --.
it will .be a constant hy r.earrin -
source of annov'nee ;n th: -o en -I
the State and to th'Ce ":ho ar he'
in:~ such tru'-te- shi; s. atnd -- o"
enesqt b'ele! tha' they are not vio
%atin - t he :aw.
'- n and lawyers. doe's r.t od.:
:ate to decide this ;u:-.!y 1'::'! ;:e.
ion. but for 't"- ;pr''-s aa i:
dicated it re:-orts that Alan .ohn
a-one is a life trustee of Clemsou'
Agricultural College and al-o State
senator from Newberry county, and
that B. R. Tillm-in is a Ilfe :rust".'
of C!'eme'.s av'icultural college and
Ziso United States senator from
The followine 15s teconcurrel'
reution the commission attach-d
to i~n report:
"That the attorney reneral of th.
Stte is hereby a'horiza- :an-dii
reteA to institte in the' natme til
S-ate quo warr:.nto proce' di::s. r
s'ch other prco--:edinze -s i'
judflment may be prop.-r. before a
proaer tribunal. for the. pur:'os.'
deermining whet her or noat a i
tr:st."-hip of Clemsu'on seri-nu
oller.' under the wi oft- '
Tho'as G. C1.-m-'n i' ::n
hner or pro:* or wbth I:
oe" o positic" of pr"~' or r'
wihi' ene mening af th- S8-9 --
stItution uind.er -hs ' at--. orth
Unit-d Stat.-s of Am-rca. or an
other power. and if so. whe'her
person holding sw-h hire tr:--'":
is inhibit.ed itn,!Ir iihe con-ti:ur
f this Sta:. f--m hoet'in: atth
:-met nty other oflice of hono
'or profit, and especially wheth'-r a;
person canbe a member of' the zjn
eral asembly of Son-h (Carolina
while holdin: a life trusteeship on
the Clemson agricultural college.
Many Witnesses Summoned in Attempt
to Prove Plot in Killing.
HAYES HOME SEARCHED
Course of Bullets Traced in Effort to
Ktablislh Direction From Which
They Were Fired-Many Fact
Connected With the Sad Tragedy
That Ended Floyd's Life.
The Conway correspondent of The
State says as a result of a trip he
:;ade to Tabor. N. C.. the scene of
the killing of Robert M. Floyd on
!.:turday last by Mrs. Rosa Hayes.
it was ascertained definitely that the
preliminary hearing in. this case will
b.- held on Tuesday. the 14th. at
Wh;te-,;!. This date has been
areed cn by all parties interested.
Magistrate W, C. Graham of Ta
Nor has been designated to sit in the
case and this mornin: he was busy
bindi over witn.-sses. I'p until
noon Thursday 22 witnesses had
een bound over by the State, and.
judging by the activity of the rela
tives of the slain man. still more
witnesses may be summoned.
All of these witnesses live in and
around Tahor. and they have been
summnioned. it is learned, in an at
tempt to prove a motive for the kill
ing other than the statements made
by Mrs. layes and to implicate in
:he horrible affair others whom Mr.
Floyd's relatives and friends claim
were parties to a plot to get him to
Tabor and take his life.
One with no knowledge of the kill
ing would be impressed on arriving
t Tabor with the Idea that some
great calamity had befallen this quiet
but busy little town. Notwithstand
in the fact that it has been five
days since the occurrence and the
subsequent removal of the prisoners
to Whiteville. Tabor is yet all astir
:ver the occurrence.
Groups are gathered here and
:here. discussing the tragedy. each
-o.:: rinP: rur-ors and theories with
:he other in an effort to solve the
-vstory si-rounding the tragic death
-, yonnt F oyd.
The Ha:. home is situated only
few feet back from the sidewalk
.f a bread open side stre-t and only
kbc.ut 2)'h yards from the matn
:re--t of t''e town. Within 40 feet
f the houme on either side are other
!well:ngs. one bin;:: a hotel which
in the ni ht of the killing was well
1n w;-, -es. 1%Hayes- barber
hop is only about 100 yards from
i home. One standing at the front
f the shop has an unobstructed
iew of the Hayes home.
The house is a four roomn dwell
nic, a hail rtunnint hetween the two
oomns on each sidle. The hail opens
y~ a door on the front porch. which
Tor Mrs. Hayes in her test!mony
~tted was locked.
The door to her bed room, which
e st~st.- th-:t Floyd entered. is sev
ral !e.-t down the hall to the right.
loyd's hat was htung on a rack on
h~e.ft wall of the hail beyond the
ed room door.
The bed to which Mrs. Hayes
.ates Flcy-i forced her stands in the
xtr-me riuht h,.nd corner of the
-oom. but to the left of the ibed
Mrs. Hayes' retreat hackwards fol
owed by. Floyd. as she states in her
estt'ony. ecirried her the width of
roomo throturh a door into the hall.
ie lertth of this hall. thrmou-th the
ront deecr aind ac-ross about ten feet
'! porch. Floyd havinc been found
it th.- extr.'me- front of the porch
.ith one foot out on the top step.
Thos:e who saw Mr. Floyd before
mwas moved state that his form~
':y' in su:ch a position that anyone
--t urnilna to the hall would he
'-c.'-* I.. o ov'-r his arostrate form.
.;. .ye stat.-menft is that she
'-t c-:t of the door ahead of Mr.
-NordV, au-i :hait she afterward re
-:n-d to- the house andl secured an
!..r pistol anid shot him again in
A :oo:'h s-erch was made of
-r -'- ot of the lIa:.es hotme is
-.~:t the shooting is stated to have
The rret wa.: rcrmoved fronm the
-'o'r :,," two tull't; were- accounte.i
r. O--r. :> 1--lu be lot. wass found
.'hed ei a sill under the floor, the
u.rs.. '-f the bullet being a down
ard! slant. indicatinc that it came
'rm the direction of the hail door
to the bed room.
Another bullet had plowed through
'he top of the floor at such a slaunt
as to pass out through the window
sash se-veral fe.-t from the floor. This
t-0 .-ould not he found. but was
i. -a: ly tired fromn the saime place
liayes bougcht a number of st.eel
hlcsfronm a local hardware dealer
.hou: ?,n lays :-mO. stating at the
imo that he wanted his wife to prac
'! with his new automatie". Next
-lor n.-iabhhors havi. frequently since
h-- * .. Mr. and' Mrs. hinays ta::et
r -'ietna with this pistol in their
:-ion! had been con" from the
.arbetr shop enly abo it 1.5 minute,
:en ..he shorotin: o(curredl. Dur
ir. a'me he had triken his horse
- orb' liv.-ry stable :rnd had~
--: niri'-3 beyond th-- Hay'
,- ea ' wh- ihe house was
.*7 : ' rs. ilayv.s 'iavincr moved
-r.h..1 -reset hoare o'tiy -sirne
- *-' 1.-.. Threy mcoved to T:?ber
rng D''.-tr her but occuoi->.in
'.,'-r hous- thaun this one- till thu
l.-* vi.g a brother of Mr. Floyd it
Whir-ille the d-ad man-s father,
M. T. Floyd. and a brother. Hecr
.rt F:oyl. s'enlt the mforning it
i--:~. Mr. ad Mr- !:-W old home
ad a:''- on to Conway this after
noon. It is understood that Roht
13 ,Sa..oo~gh of Conway wIll b<
OUR GREATEST EVIl
"DIVORCE '1.UL1. A SOCIAL TI
SCO'RGE" OF THE TIMES.
More Biighting Upon Family Life of Pr
the Nation Than Mormonism. Says
"There is a social scourge more
blighting and more destructive of of
family life than Mormonism. It is C.
the fearfully increasing number of Ur
divorce utills throughout the United W
States. These mills. like the mills of
the gods are slowly, but surely grind- we
ing to powder the domestic altars of 101
the nation." This is what Cardinat ni
Gibbons said Sunday in a sermon at 'n
Baltimore. The Cardinal went on
to say: ye
"-Husband &nd wife are separaLed
Ion the most- flimsy pretext. And as e
i if the different States of the Union fol
were not suMilciently accommodatin, :hi
in this respect. one State has the un
jenviaole distinction of granting a T
bill of divorce for the mere asking tU
of it. on the sole condition of a brief So
sojourn within her borders. an
"I can conceive no scene more CO
pathetic nor one that appeals more Sq
touchingly to o-ir sympathies than ve:
the contemplation of a child emerg- an
ing into the years of discretion see- or
ing her father and mother estrangea fot
from each other. Her little heart su'
's learning to love. She longs to em- co.
brace both parents, but she finds that Co0
she cannot give her affection to the 1.
one without exciting the resentment na
or displeasure of the other. nu
"A lady prominent In social life ea
once said to me in Newport "I do
not recognize any law, human or ai- At
vine that can deprive a husband or Arl
wife of the right to separate and to Ca
enter fresh es:o.sals when they dc -'h
not live In harmon:: together.' Ch
",'You speak,- I replied. 'of your Cl
rights; your privileges. But you Co
have not a word to say fot your du- Da
ties and obligations.' La
"Ah! my brethren. if men and wo- Le
men had due consideration for their Oc
duties and responsibilities their Or
rights would take care of themselves. Sa
There can be no rights where there Su
are no corresponding obli.,ations. Yo
There are no rights against the law
of God. ar
"If Christianity is the highest type Ma
of civilization-and who can deny tho
!t?-then is it not true that we are de
retrograding instead of advancing on- tol
"ertain lines? We glory in our sys
tem of universal education. in our ne
'enorrrous wealth and in our terri- nu
torial expansion. But th.-se advan- ou
rages are not evidences of Christian Sui
"Two thousand years a;:o pagan
Rome had all these temporal advan-- coi
tages. The wealth of the nations co
poured into her lap. Her empire ex- s't.
tended over three continents. She ou:
far excelled us In the arts, in ora- ty;
*ory poetry. phil'osophy and litera- gr<
ture, and in all the refinements of vir
cultivated society. Her paintings and
r.ulpture. her literary productions.
are still our models. And yet. while
she was in the zeni'h of her mat riatl Wi'
and intellectual splendor she was in
a state of moral and politi-al decety.
in fact, she was lapsing into barita-I
"The most striking feature ofli
-Christ's empire is its perpetual en
Jurance. Two thousand ye'ars a::o
He was laid in tie tomb, and yet He
exerts tod-ay the paramount influence
on the social and political as well as
yn the moral and religious world: g
Isuch as was never wielded by any!a
earthly sovereign. Other rulers pa.,s'
in review before us and are gone. Butni
"thrist remiains forever."'
SERVEI) HIl IGHT.
Kiansas% City Ladty Wins Her Breach
of Promise Suit. v
Miss Ethel McKee. the Kansas do
('ity stenographer who sued Prof. fr(
!;rant H. C'rain, of Ottawa. Kan..
for S5...nOn for breach of promise.
got a verdict of' $10i.Of".
Miss McKee wvas at one time a
pupil of Prof. (Crain, in Ottawa lie
'roposed to her se'ven y.-ars ago. af
-er a short acanaaintanco. andl the
wedlding dayk was named. Wlhen the
time aptpro'ihed he asked that the r
w.-Ading be postponed. Miss McKee by
had her trousseau prepared. but she l
acceded to the rerpuest. She testi
fied that the wedding was postponedl na
ten timies andl that she had4 to alter
her wedding dress four time~s !''
ca'ze of the chanrinu .-tyles.
Prof. C'rain, who is~ now the pro- un
prietor of the Ottawa Business Coi1-n
lege, wror-- Miss McKee more than
Two children were cremated, the s
mother seriously burned and three
ath--r children who were dropped
from a second story windojw wer.'
s.ightly hurt WVednesday when fire
destroyed the homse of Peter Ek
land in South New C.stle. Pa. Mrs tt-b
body and was injured wh'-n sne :
leaped from the win-low and wenut in,
back for the other tw.o. Cut off
fr.>m their room by the flames. the
,co!er was tor-edl to lea;> :o save
her ownt life. Trp
ITb" hatti-shit Texas. which is to
be urdI a.s a targ.-t in :leiet sanoeu
- vr-s off the Virini coz''t. -trrived
in Ha:mpton Roads WVednesday. from Lt
Th:ari.'sonI. S. C.. followed by the
-!' Ptapsco. The Texas came la:'r a
to th.. Norfolk navy yard. wh~ere .sh. h
will remain for the pr-s.t.
employed to aid in the prosecution.
The father of the deen"sed stated
to your corres;pondent that each day
he grows more firm In his !e- f it
that a scheme was !aid for 'tis -,on in
and that he grows all the inore de- lo:
tined. to see the matter pushed w
SOIL SURVJ WRK
IFRE HAS BEEN MUCH I'IO
GRES.% MAI)E IN THIS STATE.
oninent Government Experts ii
Columbia Are Pleased With thi
H. H. Benet. general field azen
the United States soil survey, anf
L. -Marlatt. acting chief of th4
ited States bureau of entomology
re in Columbia Wednesday for :
iference with E. J. Watson. com
ssioner. relative to the soil surve:
rk in South Carolina. The opin
was expressed by the officials tha
tch progress had been made in thi
rk during the year. The assur
:e was given that the work will b
:ended in this State during th
In his annual report to the gen
L assembly 'Mr. Watson has ta,
lowing to say with reference t<
soil survey work:
"The bureau of soils, of th<
ited States departm~ent of agr!cul
e. conducted soil survey work i,
th Carolina during the year 191(
1 completed a survey of Clarendoi
inty, comprising an area of 71(
iare miles. making In all 15 sur
-s completed to date in the Stato
I aggregating 8.839 square miles
5.656.960 acres. The assignment:
- the present winter season includf
-veys of Georgetown and Fairfiel
intles. the work on the formei
inty belnm; started about Decembei
1910. The following list gives th4
mes of the areas surveyed and th4
mber of square miles covered it
Area. Sq. Mi
beville area.. ........1.00"
derson county. . ........ 75(
mpohello area. . . .. .'1:
ariet:on area.. ........
erokee county.. ... .... ..
rendon county.. ......71(
away area.. .. ........ 59:
rlington area. ......... 591
caster county........ . 48t
e county.. .. .. .. .. .. 411
onee county.. ........ 65:
ingeburg area. . ........ 70!
uda county.. ... ........4Z
nter county ..... .........5S
rk county.. .. ..M......663
'AL.y of the above reports whict
available can be obtained b)
king application to the chief ol
bureau of soils. United Statei
>artment of agriculture. Washing
. D. C.
'Soil survey work is progitssin
essarily slowly. In its last an
al report this department pointed
the needs of State aid to soi
-vey operations. and treated thi
ire subject fully.
The survey made of Clarendoz
snty this year. The conditions en
rtered in tht-'Clarendon count:
-vey were similar to thbse previ
5ly described, and the soil surve)
>es are all established one:
muped in the coastal plains pro
ACCUSElJ OF' SLAYiNG GIRL.
ipered Statement From Ilying
Lassie Causes Arrest.
A~ whispered statement from thi
s of a dying girl resulted in t'he
'est at Aurora. ill.. Wednesdtay o:
orge Karaze. in connecti(n witl
Smurder of pretty Florence Sal
mn. sixteen years old, and knot
're as the "Queen of Little Hun
yhe police learned that Florene'
i Karaze planned to elope las
ht. and in anticipation of the ro
nee. Florence had drawn severa
ndred dollars from the bank.
K~araze admitted he shot th
ueen." "1 pointed the pistol a
in fun.'' he explained. "Thet
:t exycited and pulled the trirger
empti.'d the chambers or the re
Iver before I realized what I hat
e.'' The money Florence dre'.
mn the bank is missing.
tives of I'onape- 'Intnd Kill 5ev
The steamer Zealandia. brough
>orts of the revolution suppresset
German warships on Ponape is
d In the Carolines. The risin;
rted from the punishment of:
The German overseers took t<
:ht and sheltered in a Catholid
ssion, which the naItive!s places
der siege. The defenders, nine m
mber, all Germans. were killed.
Father Gebhard, the missconary
s killr'd when seekin: to l-...e lhb
ssion and the road superintendent;
re hacked to piecet after a gal
it fight at the beach, where the:
ight to launch a boat.
Hen Trust l'ays We'll.
The e'x:enses of a 4o"-acre far:
the Walla Walla valley In rn,
.te of Washington are b--ing Ii:.
20O hens, the property of C. C
rker. lt is. stttid that after pay
ifor all the zeoce'rles. fuel. me"a
d evexn for the threshing. ti'
ikens had a baltnc.' of $$2. t
ir credit in the .:roe-ry store o1
.lfte'r Many Years.
Kin: MicNamara surr.'ndered
;>olice in .Netue York city las
k and asked that hx..be sent t
xingon. Ky.. to be tried for;
rier he commnitted twelve year
o . The p&!c.' of Lexinzton founa
'..:s accuzsed of killing James S
lar in 1899.
Several coasting ve.ses In th
dit.rranean are' still n",sing and
as feared th-ir they were lost dii:
the recent storm. On the (Ca::
ian coast alone five barks wete
PASS IT OVER
The House Continues the School i
Last of tie Sessiom.
PRACTICALLY KI D
The Bill Will Probably Be Taken
Next Session, But It Will Has
Be Considered Again This Seis
as It Was Postponed to the V
The House practically killed
new school bill, for this session
least, when it continued it to the
day. The House's reversal of its
sition on the bill was a great :
prise. Several motions hostile to
ibill had been snowed under. but
ithe phychological moment a mo
was made to adjourn debate u
athe last day of this session. and
L motien swe;:t the house. the bill t
bein: in effect sidetracked as at
stated. The vote was 63 to 42.
i voting 19. Those who voted in
vor of the motion to postpone
Messrs. Arnold. Ashley. A,
Bailey, Beamguard. Bowman. B.
Brown. T. P. Brown. Benter. C:
Charles, Connor, J. 34. Daniel. Da
Dixon. Isaac Edwards, Ercku
Gary, Gilbprt. Graham, Hamill
Harrison, Hill. Hopkins. Hun
Hutto, Irby. Jackson. Jones. K
land. Leland. Lengnick. McCrai
McDow, NMcQueen. Magill, M1aul
31ims. Mitchum. Moore. Mower,
A. Odom. W. P. Odom. Paulli
Pegues, Polk. Rem.bert, Richar4@
Sanders. Scott. Searson. P. L. Shu
C. Li. Smith. D. L. Smith, K.
Smith. Stanley, Stevenson, Tob
Watson, Wells, Williams, WI
Those who opposed deferring
tion were Speaker Smith and Mes
Baskin, Belser, Bethea, Bowi
Boyd. Brice, W. L. Daniel. D
Doar, Dobson. DuBose, Drummc
E. C. Edwards, Fraser, Fultz, 1H
ris. Horibeck. James. Ketchin, I
ler. Kirvin. Lee. McKeown. Man
Meares. Malder, Motte, Nichols
Osborne. Reaves. Riley, Saw
Saye. C. T. Shuler. Singleton, Tis
Turnbull. Vander Horst, Wh!son2
The absentees were Messrs. Bo
Bookter. Browninz. Bryan. Chand
Courtnay. Earle. Evans. Gast
Hint's. Hiott. Kelleban. Leag
Mr::nstlel. Nunnery. Peeples, Sal
Fight on the BI.
When the school biU came
Wedn-sday morning, under the h
of "d,.bate interrupted. consld(
tion of the committee amendm<
Iwas resumed. AIr. Mower's ame
m-ent offered the night before
Iadopted. This provided that the :
tion in the bill with reference to
manner of a')pointing the State ho
of education be struck out and
following substituted: "The Si
board of education shall consist
the governor. the State superinte
ent of education and one mt'm
from each congressional district
be :ppoin ted by the governor."
The house adopted Mir. Dr
Lmond's amendment that no aid s
be ::iven to high schools in to,
Iof more than i..50( p-opulation.
committee had suggested "'more t
Trust the People.
Mir. Mlower sought to have ad'
ed an amendment that 'the cou
boards of education consist of
members to be elected by the peo
1This was tabled on motion of
Sawvy.r. The proposition then
curred to thie ecmmittee amendts
Ithat the county boards be! appoir
on the recommendation of the le
At this point the house, which
b--en growing more and more r
' -s unde.r the adopting of amE
mnt~ns showed more and more a
poeitior; wainst the whole mat
.Mr. W~liamis of Aiken. who
"preached the funeral of Heyw
county." had also started an o;
sition to this bill which later m;
I e!o:ted itself.
M1r. Wingard opposed the appo
ing of the county boards upon
re'ommiiendation of legislative d
untrions. He declared that it wc
interfere with the work of the le
lature. d .-legations would be assa
by~ applicants for positions on cot
boards of education and vatu:
time would be lost. There is I
in hman nature which likes po
a.:d personis seek positions wl
give power. He stands by the
Dem rocraict doctrine of letting
people -:overn. The l'nited St:
s~aosare to be elected by the
pi, why not other officers?
Afraid of the People.
SIMr. Ayer disagtreed with .\r. V
:rd. Hie thought this the way
I et the good board by the use
:he appocinlting power.
- 'Mr. Watson of Anderson op(<
the hill. He is in thorough act
w'.ith the efforts of the comtmiss
but the hili is th' most momeni
of th.- whole session and the j:
ment of the members of the houi
pr'tmt'~re. The short.-st and r
eorcrete way of manna:lng
schools is the b:.t, and for that
son he favors the bill in part, but
provi.s for carrying out the
So objectionab'e. He does not
lieve Ir. t he appointive *ower. '1
who use it are influence-l by fa
!tism. In his county they have
good stuperintendents of educal
but if this bill passes the fu
would he uncertain. He is will in
trust the people to elect county
Th:- Final V'ote.
- Mr. Mtoore of Ab~beville move
adjourn debat' uinti! the last da
THE EARII MEVNG IN
A BOTTOMLESS HOLE APPE IS
NEAR GAINF'SVILLa' FLA.
Just How Deep the Water in This
Hole is Cannot be Estimated With
Another "sink" on Alachua Lake,
just across from the chain of "sinks'
UP south of the city, developed sone
d time during Wednesday night, says
the Sun, of Gainesville, Fla.. an i
it. !as a result the trains over the At
lantic Coast Line were annulled af
cry ter the Leesbur:-Jacksonville train
which reached here Thursday morn
ing at S o'ciock.
h According to the Sun's account the
at first report that reached the -ity was
last brought by Conductor Freder1c!:,
I who was advised of the trouble by
Section Foreman Thigpen, who itde
ur- the discovery early in the morning
the on his -way to the south end of his
ion When Mr. Thigpen first discovered
wil the new sink it v-ts not more than
10 or 15 feet :n diamete:. but it
hbis spread very rapidly during the -1.ecn
hU ing hours, and by the arrival of the
ove .eesburg passenger train it ba.1
not :Town to about 40 feet, one lrge
Ia- chunk of earth following after an
the other in rapid succession. and the
ground cracking for a space of sever
er. a* feet around the entire hole.
H. At about the noon hour tht place.
try, presented a rather interesting scene.
' for at this time the great loads of
* earth were rolling in at interv;,
on, and with them the water would twoil
ter, and sizzle as though It was hot iron
rk- being struck in place. The great pool
ey' also resembled the waves of the s-as.
n. for during all day it was in motion,
H. sometimes being greater than at oth
ng, ers, and up to last night the earth
on. was still falling.
' Reports from the place last night,
. were to the effect that the hole had
as, covered a distance of 125 feet run
* ning north and south, while from
the east to west banks the distance
ac- is fully 100 feet.
!s' This sink developed some 20.
' yards this side of the one that oc
' curred there a few years ago, when
ad, a local freight train with many cars
fell to the bottom of the place, but
fortunately there was no water iu
2el' this one, and it was easily filled in.
'er. and is used today the same as the
' Just how deep the water In this
' new place is cannot be estimated
lie with any degree of accuracy. for
' during the forenoon a larre tree that
. -was fully 30 or more feet tall was
ue, in the middle of the place, and in the
ue, afternoon It had disappeared asI
ey, though nothing but a bottomless hoze
was there to receive anything that
came its way.
Up There are a number of old s'nkz
ead in the vicinity, but the new one i
r-larger than any of the others.
nd- LOCOMOTIVE HOILER tXPLODFS.
thie Eleven Men Were P~lown Into Frag
.rd ments by Concession.
ate At Smnithville. Texas. on Wednes
of day eleven shop employees of the
nd- Missouri. Kansas and Texas Rr:
er road were torn to fragments and sev
to eral others were injured when an
engine, under repair. exploded in the
lfm- Sr.Ithville yards.
iall The locomotive just had been run
ens from the repair shops to be tester'
[he when the explosion occurred.
aan O'Rctirke, a machinist, at the tinut
was attaching a safety vale.. The
engine was blow nto atoms, two oth
'er locomotives standing nearby wer'
n wrecked, and the round house was
pe. .With the burstIng of the boiler a
rain of pieces of the engine and por
etions of human bodies fell for se'
ent eral hundred yards. Pieces of tiesh
ed and clothingr were literally driven
into the shattered wall of the ro'en;!
house. In several instances- ienti
flication was impossible. The ex.wt?
s- cause of the evplosion has not beer.
SOON THE IM)G WAS DEAl).
ard Huge Gorilla and Bull Dog Battle
mi_ to the Death.
in A battle to the death between a
the gorilla and an English bn!l doc. in
elwhich tne gorilla was the victor.
tiwas the attraction Wednesday night
giwith almost the entire male popula
etion of New Iberia. La.. as spectators.
ny A pea 12 feet square and S feet
ble high was arranged for the combat
hat with seats on all sides. The dog and
wgorilla were placed ir.to the pen at
12 mildni:ht. At 1 2.'2.7 the dog
he The dog leaped at the gorilla im
trmediately after being placed into the
pen. The gorIlla caught the do-.
>- ust as a man catches a base:ba-z.
then bit quickly through the dog's
skull into the brain, broke its back
in- and tore it to pieces.
to _ _ _ _ _ _
of Blew U'p the Boat.
Two Americans we're dronned~
sed W edne'sday morning. w.h.en a :aso
'ord line explosion. aboard the 4g.-foot
on, launch Dixie. formerly the flag.:ntip
OtiS ofGnIe Christmans. revolutonr
IHond::ras leader, destroyed the ves
e is st-i two mi--s off Puerto Cortez point
the- th. resutlt as opposed to Mr. Moore's
amerndment. Mr. O'shorn- mnoved to
the cnsider. Mr. Wyche moved t->.
lw -- t~.D a vote of .;1 to 42 the
-~ hotse refused to :able. The ve w'as
hcy then taken on Mr. Osborr"'s mtioni
or- to reconside-r. This resulted In havor
hd or the myotion. The house hlacine
ioni reconsidered. the question then came
ture batck to adjoutrninu d!eba:tt until
g lst day of' th.- sein Mr .oo'r.' s
*40 mon on. The r.-ett! . as announe--.d.
was !-ar!!ly dis.o::--dl of Ior tit.
to sion in that way. for it wocud be .
of less to discuss the bill on the le~.t
ae day of the session.
VOTE FOR JUDGE
A Close and EctingRace for dhe New
Supreme Court josrice.
A NECK AND NECK START
Memminger. Watts. Frazer. Bonham
and Gruber Put in Yoination
and! on First Ballot Ran Pretty
Close Together. Except Gruber,
Who Lagged Some-vhat Behind.
At noon on Wedne-day the Senate
and Hour- of Representatives met !n
Joint as:.embly to elvct a fifth Asso
ciate Justice of the Supr'eme Cour.
The nominations were:
Judge R. Withers Memminger, of
Charleston. by Mr. Vander Horst.
Judge R. C. Watts. of Cheraw,. by
Mr. W. B. Gruber. of Colleton, by
The Hon. Thos. B. Fraser. of Sam
t::r. nominated by Senator Johnstone.
Gen. Milledge L. Bonham, of An
derson, nominated by Senator Sulli
Three ballots were taken, but no
election resulted. the vote on the
first ballot being Memminger. 39;
Watts. 35; Fraser, 33; Bonham, 30;
Gruber. IS: Carey. 1. On the third
ballot Watts and Frazer received re
spectively 38 and 36, while Bonham
lost 2 and Gruber 4. The vote of
the different members was as fol
Voting for Mlemminger.
For Judge Memminger: Senstors
Appelt. Croft, Dennis. Muckenfuss,
Rainsford, Spivey. Walker, Weston.
House: Speaker Smith. Bailey,
Pocihter, Bord. T. P. Prown, B.a,
Butler, Connor. Courtnay. Dasis.
Erckmann. Horlbeck. Kirkland. Le
land, Mansfield. Manuel. Motte, H. A.
Odom, Osborne. Peeples. Rembert.
Sawyer, Shuler, Tison, Tobias, Todd,
Turnbull. Vander Horst, Wells, WIl
bull. Vander Horst, Wells. Williams
Voting for Fraser.
For 3r. Fraser: Senators Christ
ensen, Clifton, Johnstone, Hougn,
House: Paskin, Belser, Bethea,
Bowers, Bowman, Browning. Chan
dier. W. L. Daniel, Dick. Doar. Du
Bose. Edwards. . and E. C. Fultz,
Graham. James. Jones. Kibler. Leg
nfick. McKeown, Paulling. Reaves,
Richardson. Saunders. Saye. Vincent,
Whisonant. Winnard. Total, 33.
Voting for Gruber.
For Mr. Gruber: Senators Acker
man. Bates. Black, Crosson, Ginn.
House: Dobson. Hamilton. Hitl.
Hunter. Hutto. Polk. Mims. M!tch
um. Riley, C. T. Shuler. D. L. Smith.
1'oting for Watts.
For Judgre Watts: Senators Car
'iee. Earle. Gr'een. H~a~o, W. 3.
'omn. !.aner. T~Awson. Manning,
hcCCown. Strait. Waller, Wharton,
House: Reamgiuard. Charles,
TDlxon. Earle. Evans, Gsry, Irby,
~etchen. Kirven. McDowa. McQueen,
M.a'ill. Mears. Miller. Moore. W. F.
Odomi. PeK,:es. Si'gle~ton. Stanley,
Stevenson. Willis. Wycae. Total, 35.
Voting for Bionham.
For Mr. Rtonh-rm: Senators For
-est. Li&.. Mar.:. W. L. Matildin, T.
.. Mauldin. Mor.'romery. Sullivan.
House: Arnold, A'shley. Ayer, B.
H-. Brown. Ca'.;'. John M. DaniA-,
Drummond. Gilbert. Harris. Harri
son. Hopkins. Jackson. League. Lee,
McCary. Mauldin. Mower. Nicholson,
S.ntt, Searson. C. D. Smith. K. P.
4mith. Watson. Total. 30.
Ch-:nge on Second Ballot.
On the second ballot the changes
'--ore: Senator W. L. Mauldin. from
nrrhamn to Watts: Mr. Hrice. Carey
-Freer: T. P. Brown. Meminger
o Watrts: Mr. Dloar did r.ot vote: Mr.
-n:Jlton chanr'ed frerm Gruber to
:ionlham: Mr, Rtiley did not vote;
'Mr. C. T. Shuler changedl from Gru
aer to Fra'.er.
(Chnae on Third Ballot.
On the third ba.Ior the changes
were: Senator Crosson changed
from Gruber to Watts: Senator Hall,
not previously voting, voted for
Fraser: Senator W. L.. Mauildin voted
f'or Bohnham. Senators Sinkler and
':scs were absent for the day. the
former being s~ck at home.
In the iHoi:s-- Mr. Doar did not
-.ote. nor did Mr. Lobson; Mr. Ham
ilton voted for Memminger; Mr.
Riley did not vote, and Mr. Searson
voted for Gruber.
This concluded the balloting for
Hanagct for Murdler.
At Waynesh'ro. Ga.. Calvin JTohn
s'en paid the penalty for the murdhr
of Harvey Jones Wednesday morn
in; by hanging. The trap was
sprung at 11:22 a. in.. and he was
pronounced dead in flfteen minutes
from~ stranvulation. He went to the
atllws vih as lit:ie e'motion as he
showed during his trial, and had no
statement to make.
Find Four Dead.
A trago.dy arowine out of the in
abil:v of the head of the house to
;r ii. properly foir his wife and two
childlr,-. is th* way the police surai
op th.- discovery of font corpses in
a TBrooklyn home todaty. The vic
tim v~r Frank l-nard. his wife
adl their two *hildren.. The family
ev!etims- of aspy~ xiation from? i1
Pusia hais a p.or:: hirion of 40,
-... . nrfl~t to need it.