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VOL. XXVII MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1911
LIQUOR LAW PA$SES
li6ES CUARLESTON RIGHT TO
UNDER CERTAIN RULES
Conditions in Charleston Are e
uiewed, Which Shows That Pres
eat Law Has Never Been Enforced,
and Points Out the Beneits Under
. lan rroposed in BilL
W a vote of 66 to 45, the House
Thursday night passed to third read
ing Mr. Rittenberg's bill to provide
a liquor lcense system for the city
of Charleston. The message was tak
en up Thursday morning and 'Mr.
Rittenberg spoke earnestly in favor
ef his bill. He asserted that it was
purely a local matter and that all
other methods of dealing with the li
quor question in Charleston had fail
ed to accomplish the desired results.
Other members of the House took
the opposite view and held that it
was not a local question, and that
the evil effects of the license system
In Charleston would spread to oth
or eounties. Further debate on the
question -was postponed until Thurs
day night by the arrival of the hour
to consider Mr. Rembert's bill.
When debate was resumed Thurs
day night on Mr. Ritteuberg's bill,
Mr. Barnwell made the opening argu
ment, which was clear-cut and effec
tive. He asserted emphatically that
the contemplated law will relieve
conditions which have become intol
erable. The situation demands re
lief, he said, and Charleston Is try
ing to work out her own salvations
Mr. Whaley discussed Charleston's
unique position in the State, both as
to its citizenship, which Is cosmopol
itan, and as to topographical and geo
graphical location. It is Impossible
to stop shipping of illicit liquor into
that city, he said. Mr. Whaley ar
gued strongly that the lalwbreakers
of Charleston are getting rich under
the present regime and that the dis
pensary is an absolute failure.
Taking up -the question of lawless
- ness, Mr. Whaley said that if the
law was enforced by the Governor
.r by tde Mayor or by th-juries of .
Charleston, they would not have
blind tigers, but neither or these of
.&ials-bas dne lt and Charleston has
siered. He argued that If license
at $1,000 each were Issued to ifty
liquor dealers they would act as de
teetives and would see that no one
engaged in the sale of liquor with
out a license.
The blind tigers of Charleston are (
Eghting the bill, was information
which he had received, and members
had been told that the tigers would
not let the bill pass the House. This
made him all the more eager to show =
that the Charleston tigers did not<
run things. He said the bill could
hurt no one and ought to pass.
The question was on Mr. HIott's 1
motion to strike out the enacting
words of the Rittenberg bill, which,1
with amendments, had been accept-1
ed by the delegation. The result1
wa 66 to 45 againat kining the bill.
This is a real, modern miracle, a
maiority voting~to give Charleston a -
license system, or at least against i
killing the pending bill. Those who
voted for the motion to strike out 4
enacting words were as follows: 4
3. W. Ashley, Atkinson. Baskin,
Belser, Bethea, Bowers, Boyd,
Browning, Brice, W. E. Laughter.
Epps, Evans, Friday, Fripp, Gasque, 1
Greer, Haynesworth, Hlott, Hunter.
Hutchinson, Hutson, Irby, Jones,
Kibler, McCravey, McDonald, Mc
Queen, Kalpass, Means. Mower. Nel
son, Nicholson, Pegues, Ready, Rid
dIe, Riley, W. M. Scott, W. W. Scott,
Sherwood, Shirley. White, White
bead, Wyche, Youmans and Speaker
The nays were as follows: Addy,
Ashley, K. J., Barnwell, Blackwell.
Busbee, Clowney, Creech, Cross.
Daniel, Dick, Fortnor, Goodwin,
Gray, Haile, Hall, Hardin, Harrel
son, Harvey. Holley, James, W. A..
James, W. E., Johnston, Kelley, Kir
by, Kirk, Lee. Lumnpkin, Lybrand.
McMinan, Massey. Melfi. Miller, Mit
chell, Mlxson, Moore. Mosely, Mu
ray. Odom, O'Quinn, Pyatt, Rembert.
Rlttenberg, Robertson. RobinsoL.
Rogers, L.. Rogers, W. S. Jr.. Sap'.
Shroder, Senseney, Smiley, Stanley.
Strickland. Sturkie, Thompson. Tin
dal, Vanderborst. Walker, Warner.
Warren, Welsh. Whtaley, Wilburn,
Williams. Wyche. Total-66.
The full text of the bill was pub
lished in The News and Courier on
the 13th, the chief amendments are
to provide for a license for brewers
and bottlers, at $5,000 and graduat
ed down, reducing the salary for the
license commissioners from $1,800
to $1,000 each: the wholesale H
cense is to be $3,000 and retail li
cense $1,000 each. No liquor Is to
be shipped outside Charleston; no
liquor can be sold by licensed dealers
In less than half pints. There was
a question about allowing the right
to manufacture liquor or beer until
It was shown that this right is now
gIven. The amendment provides for
pablication of names of all appli
cants for licenses and no application
can be granted until duly advertis
Mr. Il1bler said there were so
many amendments that they should
be printed and studied before a final
vote was taken. Mr. Whaley took
chrg f the parliamen1tary Rtna
tion and Insisted on finIshing with
the amendments. In his remarks
(Mr. Whaley's) reference to the non
enforcement of the dispensary law
referred to no particular. Governor
nor mayor, the non-enforcement was
general, he said, and he believed the
people would back up a restricted 1U
egnse system. The House refused to
.aditm en Mr. Kiblel's motion and
KILLED BY A SINGLE VOTE
SENATE REJECTS LEVER AGRI
The Manr Will be Brought Up in
the Next Congress When it Will
Pass Both Houses.
The vote of Senator Obadiah Gard
ner, of Maine, who Is generally be
lieved to be slated for Secret:y of
Agriculture In the Wilson Cabin:,
defeated the Lever agricultural ex
tension bill in the Senate Wednes
day. Thirty-one Senators voted- to
substantitute the Page vocational bil
for the Lever bill, and thirty Sen
stors voted against the substitute.
Four Democrats, Senators Chilton.
)f West Virginia; Gardner and John
son of Maine, and Martine, of New
Jersey, supported the Page subst
tute, while six Republicans, Senators
Esourne, of Oregon; Bristow of Kan
as; Burnham, of New Hampshire;
Burnton, of Ohio; Cummins, of Iowa,
md LaFollette, of Wisconsin, vote-i
In favor of the Lever bill. Other
wise, the division was strictly on
party lines, the Republicans as a
)ody standing by their Vermont col
When seen after the vote, Repre
entative Lever said: "I am not din
rouraged by the situation because
he Page bill was passed by one vote
td included the substantial features
>f my bill, as the latter was unani
nously. adopted by the House. I
rave not determined whether to have
he matter referred back to the
Bouse committee on agriculture or
;c ask for a conference. I do not
ow what the attitude of the House
will be, as the Page bill has never
teen considered on that side."
The Lever bill is confined to agri
ultural extension and is a contin
ation and development of an estab
ished policy, while the Page bill also
acludes vocational and inJustrial
eatures and means the beginning of
in absolutely new line of activity by
he Federal Government. Again; un
tr the Lever bill, South Carolina
would have to spend only $70,000
secure the benefit, while the state
would have to put up about $350,000
uder the Page bill before getting a
If the Lever and Page bills are
eferred back to the House commit
es on agriculture, there will prob
fbly e no further action on them
t this session. If they go to confer
ne there is a bare chance that some
greement may be reached. The
eneral view is that the subject is at
6 standstill for this Congress.
IENATOR TILLMAN RE-ELEC1ED.
iets the Entire Vote of the Members
of the Legislature.
Senator Tillman's re-election was
Wednesday officially confirmed. It
tow remains for the governor to
:ertify the result of to the Presi
Let of the Senate of the United
tates, with the "0. K.>' of Secre
ary of State McCown. First, the
enate east its 37 votes for Senator
rillman, then the House cast its 114
rotes. Wednesday the clerk of each
branch read the result and Lieuten
tnt Governor Smith announced that
is a result of the unanimous vote of
>oth legislative branches haviny
meen cast for the re-election of Sen
Ltor Till,an, he was re-elected Unit
d ta'es Senator' for the full temr
>f six eare. beginning Miarch 4 uest
5enator Tillman was in Columbia
ednesday', attending to work in
:onnection with Clemson college and
attend the Corn Exposition.
SENT BABY BY POST.
Fhe Postage on it Was Fifteen Cents
and it Went Safe.
The newly created parcel post now
as the record of having accepted
md delivered a live baby. The honor
'or this goes to Vernon, 0. Lytle,
,arrier on a rural free delivery route
:ut of Batavia, 0. The "package",
baby boy, weighing ten and three
luarter pounds, just within the 11
pound limit, is the child of Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Beagle. The "package"
was well wrapped and ready for
mailing" when the carrier got it.
-measurements reached 71 inches,
o just within the law, which
makes 72 inches the limit. Lytle de
ivered the "parcel'' safely to the ad
dress attached, that of its grand
mother. *Mrs. Louise Beagle, who
lives about a mile from the little
one's home. The postage was 15c,
and the "parcel" was insured for
ELECTION OF OFFICIALS.
By the General Assembly at Com-.
bia on Wednesday.
The following are the result of
Wednesday's election by the General
Assembly in joint session:
Superintendent of penitentiary
Capt. D. J. Griffith. of Columbia, who
was elected to succeed himself.
Directors of State penitentiary
John G. Mobley of Winnsboro, A. K.
Sanders of Camden, and Jasper M.
Smith of Colleton, who were re-elect
ed to succeed themselves.
Trustees University of South Car
olna-W. Md. Hamer of Dillon and
A. P. Wilox of Florence. in place
of Julius H. Walker of Columbia,
resigned, and W. P. Hamer of Dillon,
went on adopting delegation amend
Mr. James, of Bishopvllle, wanted
twenty-five per cent. of the license
fees to go Into the State treasury:
on this Dr. Wyche asked for an aye
and nay vote, and this resulted 9't to
28 against the amendment. The bill
was then ordervd to its third reading
-amea+ ama a Mdtis vnte.
EN; ROBT E. LEE
HE IS OUR HERO AND IDOL, BUT
HE IS OUR IDEAL
IS HIS LIFE OUR GUIlE,
An Eloquent Sermon on the life and
Character of the Great Southern
Soldier and Ideal Christian Gentle
man by Rev. M. Ashby Jones, D.
D., at Augusta, Ga.
The Herald says one of the most
eloueqnt sermons ever preached in
Augusta was delivered by Dr. M.
Ashby Jones at the First Baptist
Church on Gen. Lee's birthday on the
topic: "Is Robt. E. Lee the South
ern Ideal?" There was a large num
ber present. Dr. Jones Is peculiarly
well qualified to speak on the life
of the great leader of the Confed
eracy, not only because of his own
brilliant attainments as a thinker
and an orator, but also because his
father, Dr. J. William Jones, was
chaplain in General Lee's army. The
eloquent Augusta minister knew
General Lee personally as a boy, Mid
had heard his father often talk of the
great leader of the armies of the
"Lost Cause". Here is the sermon,
and we hope it will be read by our
young men speoially:
'M.\y friends, the name in which
this service is held is its own justi
fication. It is fitting that in this
house, on this day, there should be
emphasized a life that so exemplified'
the teachings of Jesus Christ.
"I measure my words and speak
without excitement or exaggeration
when I say that I believe in the
South, at least, the name of Robert
E. Lee Instantly suggests that oft
Jesus Christ. And divesting myself
of all prejudice my judgment is that
In all these centuries of the Christian
Era there has been found no name
and no life that so fully expresses }
the beauty, life and truth of. the'
Lord and Master as that of the be
loved captain of northern Virginia.
"It would seem to be throwing
away an occasion and an opportunity
when the birthday of Lee and the
resurrection of the Master were unit
ed In the beauty of the winter sun
"We should strive to measure our
selves by Robert E. Lee and to test
our civilization by his.
"I come with humility to-night to
ask with you is Robert E. Lee the
Southern ideal? I grant you he is
our hero-I grant you he is our idol
-I grant you he is the sweetest sen
timent ever cherished in the hearts
of the people-that we shall swear
by him-that we shall revere his
memory-but I am not asking this
I am asking if his life is the domi
nant element of the spirit of the,
South of to-day? and if his character
is the model by which we rear our
boys? Oh. tragedy of history, men
have garnished the tombs of the
prophets, yet stoned their descend
ants? Men have shouted in praise of
the dead, yet crucified those who
foretold their coming! So I am ask
ing you to consider three epochs in
his life. If we are to search for the
real Lee we will find it in his three
decisions. When a man decides upon
a course of action we can find the
man If we can discover why he made
the decision. It does not matter
wat decision a man makes, but why
he makes it. I am not interested to
night in the question of the judg
ment of Lee. but of the moral pur
pose of the will of Lee. Why did he
choose the Southern side? We can
arrive at an intelligent answer to.
that by the process of elimination.
We will answer in the negative first
-he did not fight for slavery, he did
not believe In slavery. No ardent
Boston abolitionist ever believed in
slavery less than Robert E. Lee.
Lee on Freeing the Slaves.
"He wrote to General Scott, say
Ing, 'If four million slaves were mine
I would free them in a moment to
preserve the Union.' I love to read
a private letter to an abolitionist
friend of his In which be says: 'I
am as anxious for the freedom of the.
slaves as any of you but am trust
ing to the sunshine of love to melIt
the bonds of slavery-he is no friend
of slaves who makes an enemy for
them of a white master.'
"Neither did Lee cast his for
tunes with the South because of sec
tional hatred to tbe North. He loved
the army of the North with a pas
sionate loyalty-his old comrades.
were officers in the army and when
they met in war time would clasp
hands with a love that male the en
Isuing battle seem the irony of the
fate of men. Not even after four
years of carnage, not after all the
horrors of reconstruction, not even
when he was refused the general~
amnesty offered by that brave sol
dier, U. S. Grant, not even when
threatened with an indictment for
treason-did no person hear him ut
ter a word of unjust criticism or
abuse either of the brave foe that
met him on the field of battle. or of
the cowardly politician that fought
him in secret.
Not Because of Personal Ambition.
"Lee did not make his chokce be
caue of personal ambition. Hie and
Lincoln both seem to have had pro
phetic vision, and he predicted that
the war would last four years. and
that the South would fall. He saId
to Gordon after the surrender: 'I
never expected any other result.'
And yet when In 1860 he received
the offer from Lincoln of the su
preme command of the United
States army-loving that army as he
did, not even approving of the war;
between states (writing in a letterI
to his son he said: 'Secession is mad
ness; revolution-and I would give
all to do away with the coming hor
ror of such a war) with all this yet
this man left the war offIce thatj
(tluer~nan ob last page.)
GIRL TRAVELS AS HOBO
SHE PASSED HERSELF OFF AS A
MAN ON THE ROAD.
Her Sex Was Only Disclosed When
She Objected to Take a Path at a
Masquerading as a hobo in order
to reach the bedside of her sick
mother, Miss Edith Pogue, the nine
teen-year-old daughter of Henry
Pogre, of Maysville, Ky., was taken
into custody by the police at night
when her sex was discovered upon
her refusal to take a bath after she
hal applied at the Wayfarers' Rest
fcr shelter at Louisville, Ky. Miss
Pogue traveled from Cairo, Ill., t
St. Youis, and from St. Louis to
Louisville over the Louisville and
Nashville railroad, a 500 mile trip
that it took four days to make.
All of the last day she held to the
rods, standing on the bumpers, with
the rain beating mercilessily down
upon her until the water literally ran
in streams from her clothing. Frang
O'Brien, 21, accompanied the girl
from Evansville to Louisville, but
thought she was a man. O'Brien
was astounded when he heard that
"Willie Anderson", as he knew Miss
Pogue, was a girl.
"Don't think hard of me," the
young woman said to a reporter, "I
was working in Cairo when I heard
that my mother was dangerously ill
at home in Maysville, Ky. I felt I
ought to go home. I had no money.
Then I decided to go home at any
"I rigged up in an old suit belong
ing to the man' in whose home I had
been working as a nurse girl, and
had my hair cut off. I left Cairo
and went to St. Louis. I took the
Louisville and Nashville train out
'or Louisville. It was cold, and most
>f the time It has been raining.
"Mr. O'Brien? He got on the same
train with me at Evansville, and
knew so much about the road that
we decided to travel together. He
didn't know that I am a girl. Be
lre I got to Evansville I rode part
>f the way in an engine cab. The
reman asked me to help shovel coal,
but I couldn't. He may have guess
ad my secret. He was nice to 'me
tnd didn't put me off. I had a hard
time petting anything to eat on my
ravels. I had little money and I
The identity of Miss Pogue was
iscovered, as stated, at the Way
arers' Rest when ( as is customary
eith new-comers, the young woman
vas asked to take a bath. A half
lozen homeless men were engaged in
couring themselves in the bath
rooms, and the attendant met with
in absolute refusal from "Willie An
lerson." At the same time he notic
ct the crimson color mounting the
'tramp's" cheeks. Coupling the re
usal, blush and the soft musical
voice of the supposed young man
o-gether, the attendant guessed the
From appearance with her face
overed with grime for four days'
-iding on freight trains, the wayfarer
s a man. But the instant she re
roves her cap or speaks suspicion Is
noused. After the girl had washed
Fier face all doubt was removed. *
MOURNED AS A SUICIDE.
ohn McGowan Jumped From East
River Ferry Boat.
Mourned at a suicide, John Mc
iowan, who leaped from an East
iver ferry boat at Ne'w Yurh. on
Wednesday evening, turned up at his
enement home late ?,+!ay night
rhile his young wife with her baby,
as searching the river front for
his body. A vision of his little fam
ly left to starve or accept charity
turned McGowan's intended self-de
struction toeagerness to live.
A photograph of the wife and baby
vs four.d on the ferry boat after he
nd leaped overboard. Reporters
were waiting at his home Friday
night to learn further of the suicide,
vhen, during Mrs. McGowan's a.
sence in search of the body. McGow
n. a tall muscular chap, walked in.
"I simply couldn't stand being oitt
f work." he said. "I went on the
ferry boat and waited until It was
in the middle of the river. Then I
took off my coat and dived into the
water. I must have been pretty close
o the bottom of the river when I
realized what a coward I was. Then
[ got on my back and took deep
hreaths and struck out for shore.
Men at the electric light station put
e in the boiler room and gave me
hot cdrinks and when I left them
hursday they fitted me out in a coat
MEN WASHED INTO SEA.
From the Deck of a United States
The News and Courier says the
names of the two men washed over
board from Submarine D-2, off the
Florida coast Tuesday morning, men
tion of which was made in The News
and Courier of We~ines-iay, were J.
Campbell. electrician, first class, andi
T,. Hurst. machinist's mate, second
cvss. Submarine D-2 was one of a
flotilla of submarines which left
Charleston last Friday en route to
acksonville and Key West under
onvoy of the tenders Vastine and
Twapah. No particulars of the acci
dnt were obtainable at the Navy
Yard WVednesday, the officials of the
yard having received through the
wireless station only the bare state
ment that the men mentioned above
were overboard from D-2.
CYhoose sSuicide to Theft.
Ivan Arlovski, aged nine years.
committed suicide in St. Petersburg.
Russia. recently, because his parents
ordered him to go inte the streets
stid stea fur a Uving.
SENATE IS DEMOCRATIC
HAVE TWO MAJORITY NOW IN
THAT AUGUST BODY.
Can Carry Out Their Measures Aith
out the Aid of Any of the Pro
With the election Wednesday ..f
Willard Saulsbury as Unitea States
senator from Delaware, the Demo
cratic strength in the next senate
swung from the precarious figure of
47 or exactly one-half senate to the
safer total of 49, a majority of two.
Mr. Saulsbury's election,.added to
the victory recently secured in Ten
nessee, assures the Democratic party
absolute control of the senate after
March 4. The vote of Vice Presi
dent Marshall would have been the I
deciding factor in any event, but the 1
addition of another Democratic vote 1
to the column gives the party leade's 1
what they believe to be a safe margin
for tariff and legislative action.
Contests still exist in the legisla- 1
tUres of New Hampshire, West Vir- 1
gihia and Illinois with a total of four 1
senators to be elected about whose 1
political affiliations doubt now exists. 1
A victory in any one of these States
would so materially strength the
Democratic party that the senate
would be completely removed from
the elembit of uncertainty.
The attitude of the Progressives
and the progressive Republicans up
on tariff matters is as yet unknown,
but the margrin of strength promis
ed to the Democrats makes it un
necessary, it is believed, to count 1
upon any combinations with the Pro- I
Of the entire membership of 96 1
senators, 63 will hold over beyond
March 4. Of these 32 are Republi
cans and 31 Democrats. The terms
of 32 senators expire in 'March, and
there is, in addition, one vacancy in e
Illinois. Thus far 17 Democratic s
senators have been elected and the c
election of Senator Bacon in Georgia
is certain, making 18 Democrats to t
take the oath of office March 4. 1
The opposition forces, including s
both the Republicans and the Pro- f
gressives, have elected 11 new sena- c
tors. The senate, after March 4. will f
stand as follows, if the deadlocks are t
not broken In Illinois, New Hamo
shire and West Virginia: Democrats,
49; Republicans and Progressives,
43; vacancies, 4.
TRIPLE TRAGEDY IN FLORIDA. '
Two Children Die Prom Snakebites s
and a Third Drowns.
A horrible tragedy occurred in the
Rolesson family on the banks of the
Suwanee River, in Lafayette County, I
Fla., Wednesday afternoon, whe'
three children met death, two froc
snke.bit?. the third from dr-w iing. f
Mrs. Rolesson sent her litie b",v
tc deliver a message, but before the t
child had gone very far his strea:ns
attracted the mother, who, busy with t
her baby, sent a younger chiad to
ascertain the trouble.
Presently the screams of thae gt..
cd child attracted the mother, who t
put her baby on the floor anid ran tot
their assistance. As she approat~heel
she saw a monster rattle mfalke sink-e
lag its fangs into the sm'ille"'-iad. t
After beating away the snare M'r. t
Rolesson gathered the chil Iren ir' I
her arms and started for hor'ee. t
where both died within a few w~n- I
utes. In the meantime, the baby,
left at home alone, fell into a tub of
water and was drowned.t
TILLMAN IN COLUMBIA.
Senator in Fine Shape, Physically
Senator Tillman was in Columbia
Wednesday and Thursday. He looks
far better than he has In years. Much
of his ruddy color has r,.urned to
his face and he gets about pretty
well. He says he feels that he Is
better than he has been in years, be
cause he can think as he used to. and
is in the frame of mind that concocts
questions to fire at senators.
He says that he is very much in
hopes that the legislature will get
down to work and quit trying to fo
ment strife. He is ready for fighting
if It has to be done, but does not
think it for the good of the State.
He thinks the Federal Congress
will do very little before the inaugu
ration of Woodrow Wilson. because
the Republicans are trying to leave
as much over as possible to handicap
the Democrats and make them act
on the appropriation bills and there
y defer action on the tariff.
WI ' N TWENTY 110'AJ-UI'9
Bandit Confesses and Then Dies
From Shot Wounds.
Peter Boore. a young Chicago ban
dit who was shot by Clarenrce '.lc- t
Sweeney, a police telephone opera'or
Thursday night, admitted haviov <
participated with his brother Albert i
in more than twenty hold-ups on the 1
South side during the last six weeks.
Shortly after making the confession
he died. The brothers stopped Mc-i
Sweeney as he was returning to his
home late at night. 'McSweeney be
gun shooting. Three nullets struck
Peter Boore who returned the fire,
one bullet striking McSweeney in the
hip but not seriously wounding him.1
Albert Boore escaped but later was
Jeweller Drinks Poison
Despondent over the loss of a 1
$100.0 00 fortune in speculation. '
Samuel Newberger, once a prosper
ous jeweler, ended his life in the
balcony of an uptown theatre in
New York during the performance
Friday night. He drank poison and
the end came so silently that few
.p....n. arnndt hm knew he was
BILL WAS KILLED
IOUSE REFUSED TO PASS IT TO
IFTER HEATED DEBATE
L'he Employers' Liability and Work
men's Compensation Bill is Prob.
ably Killed by Refusal of the
House, on Close Vote, to Pass the
Measure to Third Reading.
The joint resolution in the house
roviding for a commission to inves
igate the question of employers'
iability and workmen's compensa
ion, when taken up Wednesday on
he' Calendar, provided the contin
adion of the interrupted speech of
['uesday of Mr. Miller of Richland.
dr. Miller eulogized the lawyer mem
>ers of the general assembly as being
rery competent. Mr. Miller claimed
hat the passage of the liability
ould do away with the "peti-fog
ring" lawyer who receives the major
ortion of all moneys received from
successful suit. He claimed that
negro would get justice before the
ommission, just as In a court of law.
'he speaker claimed that the com
ission would do good at little cost.
Mr. Miller said that the commis
ion will consist of two capitalists
nd two laboring men who will be
.ppointed by the governor; two mem
ers of the senate appointed by the
resident of the senate and three or
ire members of the house appointed
ry the speaker of the house. On
tuestion, Mr. Miller asid he was
tilling to limit the cost of the com
cission to $1,000.
Mr. Welch of Richland then gain
d the floor of the house and pre
ented a vigorous argument in favor
if the passage of the resolution. 'Mf.
Velch said that at first he thought
hat he would have nothing to do
rith such a resolultion, as it took
way a lucrative source of revenue
rom the lawyer, but, later thinking
f the whole matter, he rose above
etty selfishness and would help in
he passage of resolution on the high
rounds of humanity.
air. Welch said that a liabiity bill
vill help the laboring man, and will
ot redound to the benefit of the
orporations,. as had been charged.
'he speaker stated that only two
easons could be advanced in oppo
ition to the resolution-ignorance
nd selfishness. Mr. Welsh, in his ar
ument, read extracts from an arti
le in Collier's, telling of a test case
rought by the Buffalo Railway cem
The speaker, reading an excerpt
rom a work by Woodrow Wilson in
avor of employers' liability and
rorkmen's compensation, spoke
ese words: "I do not suppose the
entleman from Cherokee will say
hat Woodrow Wilson champions the
ause of railway companies and oth
Mr. Welch vehemently asserted
hat the question under considera
ion s a big question; that only by a
piit of "get together" could an
quitable bill be drafted. Mr. Welch
hen took up the question of indus
rial arbitration, characterizing it as
he largest question now looming on
he political horizon of the State.
le deprecated the enormous loss of
noney and time during a strike, as
erting that arbitration could stop
his waste. --
Mr. Welch, in his argument, quot
d statistics from a report of five
atal court cases settled out of court.
['he report showed that the corn
laintants received $9,000 after law
er's fees had been paid, under lia
ility and compensation act they
ould have received $12,975; the
tverage' amounts received, less the
awyer's fees, were $1,800. under the
ompnsation act it would have been
2595%1 the average time for recov
ry was 22 1-2 months, under a lia
)ility commission the claimants
ould have received compensation
Mr. Irby of Laurens said that he
'as in favor of some of the features
f the resolution; but opposed it be
ause the resolution favors corpora
ions. Hie claimed that the corpora
ions are being forced to pay out
nuch money annually on account of
he court's continually failing to rec
ynize contributory negligence; and
bey want some measure to overcome
his judicial tendency: that an indus
rial regulation as proposed in the
esolutlon is just what the corpora
Another asser~lon by Mr. Irby is
bat a fixed amount for injuries and
leath will be specified in a liability
it; that the corporation will take
ut insurance on the life of their enm
l oyees-somrething that they cannot
1 now, because of the uncertainty
f jury verdicts-and if one is killed
e corporations will pay absolutely
othing. Mr. Irby caustically criti
ised all commissions as doing noth
ng exept for themse'ves-going on
runketing trips, etc.
Mr. .Thompson of Charleston said
hat the resolution for a commission
s a compromise on several bills:
hat no agreement could be reached
>n several bills, and by the forma
ion of such a commission all inter
Ists could be heard, and from the
nass of information received a good
il could be drafted. Mr. Thomp
on said that 1 5 states of the union
lavo compensation acts, and South
"arnlina needs sneh legislatin. The
peakr, on behalf of organized Ia
or. vehemently spoke in favor of the
,assage of the resolution.
Mr. O'Quinn then moved for the
previous question, which is a motion
o recommit. By a vote of 54 to 52
the house refused to recommit. On
roll call the house refused to pass
the bill through its third reading by
vote of 563 for and 59 against, and,
t ae ... +enimmm. kined. The vote
THEY GO TO AUGUSTA
CONVICTS ARE ELE ASED AF
TEE LEGAL DETENTION.
It is Charged that the South Caro
lina Authorities Are Negligent in
Sending For Them.
The Augusta Chronicle says Police
Lieut. E. B. Hatcher is responsible
for the statement that Augusta is ov
errun with crininals from South
Carolina, and that in the greater
number of instances, the city author
ities are powerless to act.
In the first place, he says, there
are any number of pardoned crim
inals, who have found their way into
the city from "across the river", and
in the second place, the authorities
are lax in sending for escaped con
victs when they are apprehended and
held in the city.
Whether the recent excessive num
ber of burglaries are attributable to
any of the escaped or pardoned con
victs, Mr. Hatcher would not say, for
if there were any evidence against
apy of them the situation would take
on a different aspect.
Mr. Hatcher referred particularly
to a recent case wherein two con
victs escaped from the South Caro
lina chain gang. The customary no
tics was sent the Augusta police de
partment, and the two men were
arrested. The South Carolina author
ities were formally notified, but the
men were never sent for. One is
said to have been a more or less
prominent burglar, and the other
was held for robbery.
They were detained at the Augusta
headquarters as long as the law al
lowed, or a longer period, and were
finally released. South Carolina has
not sent for them yet, and unless
they have left the city within the
last twenty-four hours, they are still
walking the streets "within the law".
GANG OF THIEVES AT WORK.
Said to be Operating in This Seetion
of the State.
The Herald says on Wednesday
night of last week the store of the
Bamberg Furniture and Hardware
Company in Bamberg was broken in
to and robbed of about $100 worth
of goods, among the articles taken
being a fine shot gun, 'knives, razors,
and the like. The thieves made
their entrance through a rear win
dow but went out the back door.
The next afternoon a telephone
message was received from Alken
saying one of the robbers had been
captured there, he being arrested by
Mr. H. W. Kearsey, a game warden,
who found the negro, John Green.
in company with two other negroes.
However, he only arrested Green.
who carried the shot gun taken from
the store there.
Green has been brought to Bam
berg and lodged in jail His story
is that he did not assist in the rob
bery, but came to Bamnberg with the
other two negroes Wednesday night.
That they walked to Denmark and
took the early Coast Line train to
Augusta, irhere they pawned a watch
taken from the store, and were back
in Aiken county when arrested by
He says the other two negroes are
the ones who did the stealing. No
doubt all are guilty, and Mr. John
Cooner, secretary and treasurer of
the hardware company, has offered a
reward of $25 each for the capture
of the other two negroes. Green says
there is a regular gang of negroes
organized for robbing in that 'section.
and that the two negroes wanted to
belong to It.
were as follows:
Yeas-Speaker Smith, Barnwell,
Baskin, Belser, Bethea, Bowers,
Boyd, Brice, Charles, Clowney, Court
ney, Delaughter, Dick, Evans, Fripp,
Goodwin, Greer, Harper, Haynsworth,
W. A. James, W. E. James, John
ston, Kirk, Lee, Lumpkin, McDonald,
McMllan, Malpass, Massey, Means,
Miley, Miller, Mitchell, Mower, Nich
olson, Odom, O'Quinn, Pegues, Pyatt,
Rittenberg, Robinson, L. M. Rogers,
Senseney, Shirley, Stevenson, Thomp
son. Tindall, Vander Horst, Walker.
Warren, Welch, Whaley, C. C.
Wyche, C. T. Wyche, Youmans, Zeig
Nays-Ad.dy, .J. W. Ashley, M. 1.
Ashley, Atkinson, Blackwell, Brown
ing, Creech, Cross, Daniel, Dantzler,
Epps, Fortner, Friday. Gasque, Gray,
Hall, Hardin, Harrelson, Harvel, Hok.
ley, Hunter, Hutson, Irby, Jones,
Kellehan, Kelly. Kennedy, King, Kir
by, Lybrand, McCravey, McQueen.
Main, Melfi, Mitehunm, Moore, Mose
ley, Murray, Nelson, Ready, Rembert.
Riddle, Riley, Robertson, W. S. Rog
er Jr., Sapp, Sanders, Walter ~.
Scott, W. W. Scott, Sherwood, Smil
ey, Stanley, Strickland, Sturkie, War
nr, White, Whitehead, Wilburn,
Plant a Garden.
You don't need to be an expert to
make your spare land a source of
revenue. Neither do you have to
know anything about botany to ba
gin raising flowers. Your land is,
good for something, no matter how
unpromising. If you can't do any
thing better, put a niekel's worth
of Sunflower seed or wild cucumber
between the ash barrel and the back
fence. Then watch results. If you
once begin gardening, even in this
modest way, you aren't likely ever
to stop. From things needing no
care you will go to others needing a
ittle, and by and .by, working in the
garden, feeling the soft ground un
der your feet, getting the fresh fra
grance of the morning air, wathching
the little green shoots come up and
develop, seeing the brilliant colors
take the place of the dirty browns
and grays of winter, will be more fun
than anything you have done since
FOUND INA $WIP
FOUL MURDER INDICATED BY THE
BODY Of A MAN
WITH HIS NECK HACKED
Stiff and Cold, His Neck LitereIly
Cut to Pieces, Isaac Duitose, Mid.
dide-Aged White Man, Was Found
Dead Wednesday Morning Abat
One Half Mile From Bath.
What seems to be a foul murder
has been discovered over in Aiken
County. Stiff and cold, his neck :lt
erally cut to pieces, Isaac DuBose, a
respectable, middle-aged white man.
was found dead at Bath Wednesday
morning, the body having been di
'covered just after daybreak In a
swamp, or branch, about a half mile
from the mill village, where it had
lain apparently for many hours. The
dead man is survived by a -rife and
Without any clue to the affair, It
i;: believed that the man was foully
done to death some time Tue'sday'
night, and one of the most atrocious
crimes in the annals of Aiken County
is indicated. The whole affair Is en
veloped In mystery.
Sheriff Henry H. Howard, Rural
Policeman S. E. Holley .and a phy.
sician hastened to Bath when the
news was received .at Aiken. at noon
Wednesday. There they were join
ed by Coroner A. G .T. Spradley, who
started an inquest, but this was ad
journed until Saturday. The cor
oner's inquest, as far as it has gone,
served to reveal only one possible
clue that may ultimately reveal th -
identity of the dead man's assailant.
One witness, a Bath preacher, tee
tified to having seen four men late
Wednesday evening travel le.isurely
toward the swamp where DuBose was
found dead; that DuBose was one of
the four, and the only one whom-he,
the witness, knew. Later three men
emerged from the swamp and went
This Is all that the authorities
have, as yet, connected with the
crime. However, they will continue
to Investigate and the resumption
Saturday of the coroner's, hearing
may develop something of interest.- .
GIRL WAS SOLD TO GYPSY.
For Whom She Says She Worked For
Eight Long Years.
Startling charges that she was sold
when seven years of age by an or
-hanage superintendent to a gypsy
:cr $800 and that for eight years
ith, has served him as a slave were
made to the police and humane offi
cers at Los Angeles, Cal., by Alice
Mitchell, fifteen years old.
She declares she has since been
compelled to pose as a fortune teller
and dancing and singing girl, giv
ing her earnings to the man and suf
fering frequent beatings.
The girl for some weeks had been
telling fortunes In a lIttle booth on
Main street, between First and See
ond streets. The other dlay, she says,
she earned $21, which she took to
her alleged master, but the latter was
not satisfied with this, she declares,
and she was compelled to go to some
place, the location of which she does
not know, and dance and sing before
men uhtil a late hour.
The arresting officer was told of
the case by a girl In whom the child
had confided. The Humane Society
was called In, the child turned over
to the Juvenile Court and an invee
tigaticn begun. The police are seek
ing the gypsy. . 0
LOVED TO MAK~E MONEY.
But Did Not Care Much About Spend
ing What He Made.
David H. Wilson, a farmer who
ived for sixty years at Oregon Mills,
Il., workring his grounli unceasing
17 almost until the time of his death,
was worth more than $1,000,000, it
has been learned. He left no will.,
nd efforts are now being made to
ind who Is entitled to the estate.
During the years he toiled in over
als on his farm he had v'aluale se
curities in a vault in a Chicago bank
to which he apparently paid no at
tention, aside from paying rent on
Among the securities are oil stocks
that since their purchase have risen
in value 500 poInts, stock in Chicago
banks at not far above par with
thousands In accrued dividends, rail
road stocks showing years of untak
en profits and several securities
which have been the subject of
Democrats WIn in Delaware.
Willard Saulsbury, Demiocrat, was
Wednesday elected United States
Senator from Delaware to sreceed
Senator Harry Richardson,. Republi
can. Mr. Saulsbury's election came
after a week's Democratic deadlock,
caused byfour memibers of the Leg
iatre 'who refused to support the
Dmocratic caucus nominee, because
they wanted the Senato'ship to go to
their own county.
Young Groom and Old Bride.
At Fullerton, Ky.. Mrs. Della
Ktts, 71, thrice a widow and the
mother of 18 children and a number
of grand-children, has lust married
Manford Nelson, 18 years of age.
Nelslon is younger than a number of
his bride's grand-children.
Seventy Persons Drowned.
Seventy persons were drowned at
Rangoon. India, by the foundering
of a launch in the River Rangoon
o.. Thumeder *ht.