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VOL. XXXVII ~ Cl fl ~
MANNING, ~. '~A, VViNI1a~JJAI,
-- JANUARY lA 10117
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HELD TO BE VAUD
Most Sweeping Decision Yet Ren
dered Upholding Prohibition
BY U. S. SUPREME COURT
Washington, Jan. 8.-In the most
sweeping of all decisions upholding
prohibition laws the Supreme Court
today upheld -as constitutional and
valid the Webb-Kenkon law prohibit
ing shipments of liquor from "wet"
to "dry" States. It also sustains
West Virginia's recent amendment to
her, law prohibiting importation in
interstate commerce of liquor for per
After having been vetoed by Presi
dent Taft, whd held it unconstitution
al, and having 'been repassed by Con
gress over his veto, the law was sus
tained by the Supreme Court by a
vote of 7 to 2. Leaders of the pro
hibition movement declare it is to
their fight second only in importance
to the proposed constitutiornal amend
Lawyers for liquor interests who
heard the decision today admitted it
upheld and applied the law "in its
. Chief Justice White announced the
majority opinion, to which Justice
Holmes and Vandevanter concurred.
Justice McReynolds, while agreeing
with the majority decision, did not
concur in the opinion.
An official digest of the majority
olf'n, prepared by the court, sets
odr its holdings as follows:
"1. That the West Virginia law,
besides prohibiting the manufacture
and sale of all intixicating liquors ex
cept as to that which is permitted for
medical, sacramental and manufactur
ing purposes, also forbids all trans
portation of liquor and all receipt and
possession of liquor transported in
the State, whether originating in or
outside of the State, and although it
does not prohibit personal use, puts
serious restrictions upon the power to
obtain for such use.
"The court holds that in view of the
well established police authority of
the State over intoxicants there is
no reason to think that this law was
in anywise repugnant to the due pro
cess claus of the fourteenth amend
ment to the Constitution of the Unit
ed States. It, however, decided that
unless the State authority has an ex
ceptional application to shipments of
interstate commerce as the result of
the Act of Congress known as the
Webb-Kenyon law, the provisions of
the State law restricting .shipments of
intoxicants into the State from other
States would be unconstitutional, be
cause interfering with the power of
Congress to regulate commerce
among the States, and consequently
would be a direct burden upon such
"2. Considering the Webb-Kenyon
Act, the court holds that there is no
ftoundation for the'contention that the
act only applies to shipments from
one State into another for a use pro
hibited by the State te wvhich the li
quor is shipped. On the contrary, it
is dlecided that the Webb-Kenyon Act,
to use the words of the act, applies
to shipments of liquor 'intendled to be
received, possessed, so1(d or in any
manner usedI,' in violation of the laws
of the State. ~is this conclusion
causes every prohibition of the WVest
Virginia law to be embraced and
come under the right conferred by
Congress by the Webb-Kenyon Act,
it is (decidedi that the West Virginia
law was not in conflict .vsith the com
merce clause of the Constitution and
the power of Congress had power to
enact the Webb-Kenyon law.
"3. Disposing of that question, it
is dleidedl that Congress had the
. power undier the Constitution to adopt
the Webb-Kenyon law, whether con
sidlered from the point of view of
original reasoning or in the light of
the previous legislation by Congress
andl the decisions of the court holding
that legislation valid.
"It is, therefore, dccidled that, by
virtue of the Webb-Kenyon law, there
is no power to ship intoxicants from
one State into another in violation of
the prohibitions of the law of the
State into which the liquor is shipped.
SIn other words, it is decided that
since the enactment of the Webb-Ken
yon law the channels of interstate
commerce may not be used to' convey
.liquor into a State against the pro
hibition of its laws or to .use Inter
- state cornmerce as Lhe basis for a
right to receive, possess, sell or In any
manner use 'liquor contrary tq the
Both Houses of General Assembly
Spend Opening Day Organizing
and Preparing for Work.
HOYT SPEAKER OF HOUSE; SEN
ATE CHOOSES WALKER
Number of Bills Presente'd on Senate
Side-Upper Body Accepts In
vitation to Visit Winthrop.
Columbia, .Jan. 9.--This was dis
tinctly a day of organization in the
General Assembly. It was otherwise
uneventful. (ivernor Manning's ad
dress, brief and to the point, was read
and made its impression.
The temper was to-let well enough
alone, and make no changes. This
was the view in the reelection of
Speaker James A. Hoyt, president of
the Senate Pro Tem, Le Grand Walk
er and in the reelection of the old
staffs from Clerks Marvin M. Mann,
of the Senate, and J. Wilson Gibbes,
on the House side on down the lis't
to the very humblest position. Effi
ciency had its reward. Senator Le
Grand Walker, who has served in the
Senate for 24 years and who the title
of the "Grand plan of the Senate,"
realized that he was making a sacri
fice when he was again reelectd as
president of the body.
To Visit Winthrop.
The Senate tried itself a bit this
morning on an invitation to visit Win
throp College. After some discussion,
all pleasant enough, the invitation
was-accepted by a vote of 25 to 12.
A number of new bills have already
been presented on the Senate side,
among the more important being two
relative to the State cotton warehouse
The Senate is, so to speak, the post
graduate branch of legislation. It is
where the methodical and careful
work is (lone and the custom is for
those older and more experienced in
legislative matterp to round off, their
'careers in that body and there give
their best legislative services. Out of
forty-five Senators, one from each
county, half were elected this year.
Of the 28 new senators 16 were re
elected and 12 are new members.
Personnel of Senate.
As a record the personnel of the
Andrew J. Bethea, I.ieutenant Gov
ernor and President.
J. A. Banks, Calhoun; J. E. Beam
guard, York; A. J. Beattle, Kershaw;
J. B. Black, Bamberg; Proctor A.
Bonham, Greenville; A. G. Brice,
Chester; H. C. Buck, Horry; Niels
Christensen, Bea ufort; Charlton Du
Rant, Clarendon; J .K. Durst, Green
wood; E. C. Epps, Williamsburg; R.
D. Epps, Sumter; J. J. Evans, Marl
boro; E. B. Friday, Orangeburg; E.
R. Ginn, Hampton; .1. D. Griffith, Sa
luda; H. H. Gross, Dorchester; J. A.
Harvey, Berkely; M. C. Harrelson,
Marion; J. Gordon Hughes, Union; J.
H. Johnson, Barnwell; Alan John
stone) Newberry; T. H. Ketchin, Fair
field; Geo. K. Laney, Chesterfield; C.
D. Lee, Darlington; J. HI. Manning,
Dillon; J1. WV. McCown, Florence; .
M. Nickles, Abbeville; B. E. Nichol
son, Edgefiekd; W. T. O'D~ell, Pickens;
J. G. Padlgett, Colleton; HI. K. Purdy,
Jasper; E. C. Ridgell, Lexington; F".
C. Robinson, McCormick; W. S. Rog
ers, Jr., Spartanburg; J. W. Shelor,
Oconee; J1. L. Sherard, Anderson;
Huger Sinkler, Charleston; A. F".
Snigner, Richiand; Richmond Stacy.
Cherokee; Geo. M. Stuckey, Lee; Le
Grand G. Walker, Georgetown; JT. Hi.
Wharton, Laurens; J. F. Williams,
Aiken, D. R. Williams, Lancaster.
Many of ,those classed as "new"
have had Vlegislature experience. Sen
aor Durst tomes. from the House; so
does Mr. Fylday, of Orangeburg; Dr.
Ridgell, ,of Lexingtoui; Mr. Rodgers,
of Spartanburg, and' Mr. Harrelson.
Mr. Bonhami, whose iqce is new in the
Senate, has long been a capable so
licitor. The Senate seldlom changes,
andl it is well for~ the State that it
is so. The Senate reelectedl:
Marion M. Mann, of St. Matthews,
R. Bev'erley Sloan, of Colubia, as
J1. Fred Shumpert, of Spartanburg,
Dr. W. S. Stokes, of Bambery, as
readhing clerk, 1
Dr. C. A. Freed, of Newberry, asI
There were no changes. Mr. Mann
has entered his ninth year of active
nervice "on the desk," and he has al..
w/v'*y been en the job,". na so wah
UAL SESSIONS ON TJR DAY
the other officers of the Senate, all of
whom were reelected.
The Senate machinery, after prayer
by Dr. Freed, was started by Lieuten
and Governor Bethea. Mr. Bethea's
address made a fine impression and
touched the temper of the body.
First came the organization of the
Senate, the selection of standing com
mittees, then the reading of the com
pact annual message of Governor
Senator Buck wanted to clear the
desks of the elections just as soon as
possible, and had a committee ap
pointed to report on the elections to
be held this session.
Senator Laney also provided for the
inauguration of the Governor on the
16th of the month.
The Senate received an invitation
to visit Winthrop College next Fri
day, the 12th. The invitation came
through the Governor, as ex officio
chairman of the board. The statement
was made that the trip was arranged
without expense to the State.
Senator Padgett suggested that the
(late be changed to Friday, the 19th.
Senator Banks thought the visits
ill-advised and that they did not corn
pensate for the time spent. He
thought the reports could be studied
and that they would give just as good
information. If Winthrop be visited
then all the colleges should be visited.
Mr. Beamguard explained that the
train would be paid for by friends of
Winthrop by money given the college
funds. The day suggsted was Lee's
Birthday and a legal holiday.
Mr. Manning said the money was
given Winthrop, no matter by whom,
and if in the treasury it was State
money. He was opposed to the trip.
Senator Padgett favored the trip
from an educational standpoint. He
related his experience as a cadet
when the Assembly visited that insti
Senator Christensen favored thy
trip. It was explained that the money
came from the interest on a fund
given the trustees of Winthrop to do
with as they see fit. The ekpense
wag about $220 for railroad fares.
Senator Sinkler favored accepting
the invitation. He favored such trips
Senator Johnstone explained that
the House had already accepted the
invitation an]l favored its acceptance
as an original proposition.
The invitation was accepted by a
vote of 25 to 12.
The Senate at 2 o'clock adjourned
until 11 o'clock in the morning.
Warehouse Insurance Bill.
An imc ortant and far reaching bill
as today presented by Senator
Banks, of Matthews. It seeks to
handle the fire insurance situation as
related to the cotton warehouse rys
tem. The bill provides:
Whereas the State warehouse com
missioner is required to keep insured
cotton on storage in State ware
houses, and wvhereas, a number of the
larger insurance companies refused to
operate here under the law regulating
the insurance passed at the last ses
sion of the General Assembly, andl
wvhereas the rates charged by the in
surance companies operating in South
carolina hav'e not been uniform and in
many instances are and have been ex
cessive, now in ordler to protect stor
ers of cotton in State warehouses as
well as the State itself from liability
on warehouse receipts issued in the
name of and under the seal of the
Section 1. Trhat the State ware
house commissioner is (directed to pre
pare a schedule of rates of insurance
on warehouses operated by the State,
andl the cotton stored therein, taking
as a basis the rate of insurance no~w
being paid on said wvarehouses and
cotton. When this schedule shall
have been prepared it is to be submit..
ted to the Governor, insurance com.
missioner and Comptroller General
and1 no rate is to be promulgated
without their wvritten approval.
Sec. 2. The premiums shall be col
lected in advance by the said wvare
house commissioner and tur-ned over
by ham at the end of each month to
Lhe State Treasurer. The State Treas
urer shall set aside all moneys collect
ad for insurance and paid to him by
the said warehouse commissioner to
be held as a separate fund for pay
ment of losses by fire in the various
state warehouses or upon cotton
Itoredl therein. When this fund shall
3xceed the sum of $5,000 ~It shall be
nvented by the Stnat- Treasuer, in
interest bearing scurities which may
be rapidly changed into cash. The
rate upon the warehouse and the cot
ton stored therein shall be fixed with
regard to the danger from exposure
as practiced by insurance companies
in assessing rate upon property, and
the schedule when completed by the
State warehouse commissioner and
approved by the Governor, insurance
commissioner, and Comptroller Gener
al, be filed in duplicate in the office of
the insu ance commissioner, and the
State warehouse commissioner. The
said schedule shall give the number
and location of each warehouse, the
rate of insurance and the storage ca
pacity of said warehouse, together
with a diagram showing all expos
ures. The premiums are to be asses
sed upon the same system now prac
ticed in the State warehouse and pay
ment to be made upon the daily aver
age numbr of bales on storage so that
the assessment shall be only for the
time each bale of cotton is actually
upon storage and protected against
loss by fire.
Sec. 3. No risk shall be taken for
insurance in any individual instance
in excess of the sum of $100,000. Sub
divisions of standard construction
with fire walls being considered a
separate risk. It shall be the duty
of the- State warehouse commissioner
where an individual risk is in excess
of the sum of $100,000 to reinsure in
one or more reputable companies
either all or any portion of the risk.
The State warehouse commissioner is
further authorized when in his judg
ment it is for the best interest of the
State and the protection of the prop
erty to reinsure any risk or risks
with reputable compnies upon - the
best terms obtainable.
Sec. 4. The State warehouse
commissioner shall prepare a form of
insurance policy to b issued to the
manager of each warehouse, which is
to be kept on file in said warehouse
subject to the inspection of any per
son with cotton on storag. The said
policy to set forth as follows:
"A." Rate on warehouse.
"B." Rate on cotton stored therein.
"C." The portion of the risk carried
by the State under the provisions of
D"." The names of any company or
companies insuring any portion of the
risk and the amount carried by each.
Sec. 5., In order to carry out the
provisions of this act the Governor,
Comptroller General, State Treasurer
and State warehouse commissioner
are directed to xecute a note as ofli
cers of the State of South Carolina
for one year in the sum of $250,000.
The said sun to be paid in the State
Treasurer, who shall place same . at
interest subject to call. This money
to be held subject to the draft of the
State warehouse commissioner to
meet any loss by fire before th'e p e
miums collected shall be sufficient for
that purpose. If at the end of the year
the premiums collected by th State
warehouse commissioner shall not
amount to enough to pay said note,
then the Governor, Comptroller Gen
-ral, State Treasurer and State ware
house commissioner shall renew such
portion of the note as may be neces
sary for another year until the note
is fully paid from the premiumis col
lected as herein provided.
All acts, and parts of acts incon
sistent with this act lie and same are
At an informal meeting of the hold
over members of the Senate the fol
lowving standing committee's were
agreed upon, and were ratified at the
session1 of the Senate today.
Agriculture-Alan Johnstone chair
mani; J1. 11. Manning, 1H. HI. Gross, E.
It. Ginn, J1. E. IBeamguard, RichmondI
Stacy, J. A. Harvey, .J. J. Evans, C. D).
[ee, Jeff D). Griffith, A. J. Beattie, .J.
Banking and Insurance--E. C.
Epps, chairman; Geo. K. Laney, Hlu
ger Sinkler, JT. WV. McCown, Geo. M.
Stuckey, T. HT. Ketch in, H1. L. Isuck,
J1. A. Banks, D. Reece Williams, BI.
E. Nicholson, Frank C. Robinson,
E'ducation--G. K. Laney, chairman;
I luger Sinkler , John E. Williams,
Alan .Johnstone, J. M. Nickles, A. J.
Beattie, Charlton DuRant, B. E. Nich
olson, C. D. Lee, HI. L. Buck, R. ID.
Epps, J1. Henry Johnson, E. C. Rid
gill,. Edw. B. Friday.
Claims and Grievanc--John F.
Williams, chairman; Geo. M. Stuckey,
HI. L. Buck, J. G. 1' ty i
gers, Jr., J. H. Wharton, H. Klugh
Purdy, J. W. Shelor, Maxcy C. lHar
relson, C. D. Lee.
Finance-Niels Christenson, chair
mian; Alan Johnstone, J. W. McCown,
J. HI. Manning, Geo. M. Stuckey, E.
C~. Epps, J. A. Banks, TF. IH. Ketchin,
IR. L~ I3wi/k',J B. neamar,. .
Brice, J. L. Sherard, Charlton Du
Rant, H. H. Gross.
Stacy,. chairman; E. R. Ginn, A. F.
Spigner, W. T. O'Dell, W. S. Rogers,
D. Reese Williams, P. A. Bonham.
Engrossed Bills"- J. W. Shelor,
chairman; George M, Suckey, John F.
Williams, J. G. Padgett, Frank C.
Robinson, Edw. B. 'Friday, H. Klugh
Purdy. Charlton DuRant.
Fish, Game - and Forestry-H. L.
Buck, chairman; E. C. Epps, Niels
Christensen, LeGrand G. Walker, B.
E. Nicholson, H. H. Gross, J. G. Pad
gett, J. A. Harvey.
Police Regulations-B. E. Nichol
son, chairman; J. B. Black, Alan
Johnstone, Hugher Sinkler, John F.
Williams, E. C. Epps, E. C. Didgell,
Penal and Charitable Institutions
Geo. M. Stuckey, chairman; J. W. Mc
Cown, Geo. K. Laney, E. R. Ginn,
Niels Christensen, J. Gordon Hughes,
H. L. Buck, W. T. O'Dell, W. S. Rod
gers, Frank C. Robinson, J. H. Whar
ton, H. Klugh Purdy.
Commerce and Manufacturers-D.
Reese Williams, chairman; J. B.
Black, E. R. Ginn, J. J. Evans, J. L.
Sherard, C. D. Lee, Maxey C. Harrel
son, J. Henry Johnson, P. A. Bonham,
W. S. Rodgers, Edw. B. Friday, J. K.
County Offices and County Officers
-J. M. Nickels, chairman; J. W. Mc
Cown, LeGrand G. Walker, E. R.
Ginn, II. L. Buck, C. D. Lee, Jeff D.
Griffith, J. Henry Johnson.
Enrolled Bills-J. L. Sherard, chair
man; John F. Williams, J. M. Nickels,
P. A. Bonham, J. W. Shelor, E. C.
Ridgell, Charlton DuRailt, Edw. B.
Federal Relations-W. T. O'Dell, J.
J. Evans, J. R. Ginn, J. G. Padgett,
Richmond Stacy, D. Reese Williams,
Drainage arnd Immigration-E. R.
Ginn, chairman; J. H. Manning, J. A.
Banks, J. A. Harvey, A. G. Brice, J.
G. Padgett, H. 1H. Gross, II. Klugh
Purdy, Edwin B. Friday, J. Henry
Incorporations--A. G. Brice, chair
man; II. L. Buck, 11. 11. Gross, J. C.
Padgett, D. Reese Williams, J. M.
Nickels ,J L.- erard, Frank C. Rob
ison, W. S. gers, R. I). Epps,
Mavey C. Harrelson.
Penitentiary--Il. I. Gross, chair
man; R. E. Nicholson, E. R. Ginn, .1.
Gordon Hughes, W. T. O'Dell, 11.
Klugh Purdy, J. 11. Wharton, A. J.
Judiciary-Huger Sinkler, chair
man; LeGrand G. Walker, G. K. La
aey, B. E. Nicholson, John F. Wil
liams, A. F. Spigner, J. M. Nickles,
J. G. Padgett, D. Reese Williams, J.
Gordpn Hughes, R. D. Epps, J. J.
Evans, P. A.. .nham.
Public Build 5-J. Gordon IHugh
es, chairman; ' E. Nicholson, J. A.
Harvey, J. -, -vans, J. M. Nickles, E.
C. Ridgel, 'T. H. Ketch in.
Militar"-J. G. Padgett, chairman;
George K. Lanoy, J. A. Banks, J. .1.
Evans, R. D,( s, Edw. B. Friday,
J1. D. Durst, )I lugh Purdy, Jeff' 1).
Medical Affairs--J. B. Black, chair
man; George K. Laney, John F. Vil
liams, A. .1. Beattie, J. K. Durst, ).
Reese W.illiams, P. A. Bonham.
Public Landl--A. .J. Beattie., chair
man; \V. T1. O'Dell, E. R. Ginn, .John
F". Williams, J. C. P'adgett, Fran k C.
Retrenchmients-P. A. Bonihami,
chairman; WV. T. O'Dell, Mexey C.
lHarre'lson, Jeff D. Griffith, HI. Klugh
Purdy, Edw. B. Friday, .J. HIenry
Rules-J. HI. M~anning, chtairman;
IIluger* Sinkler, B. E. N icholsoni, J1. L.
Sherard, D). Reese Williams, A. F.
Speigher, Charlton DuRant.
Roads, Bridlges and1( F'erries-J. A.
H arve.y, chairmian ; Alann ,Johnstone,
HI. L. Buck, TI. II. Ketchin, Maxey C.
Iliarrelson, WV. S. Rodgers, J1. \V. She
L.egislative. Library--J. J1. Eve.ns,
chairman; LeG rand G. Walker, E. C.
E~pps, J1. L. Shierard, A. C. Brice,
Charlton D~uRanit, W. S. Rodgers.
Mlines and M ining-.-Charlton D~u
Rant, chairman; J. B. Black, Hluget'
Sinkler, Niels Christensen, 11. L~.
Buck, John D. Griffith.
Privileges and Elections--J. E.
Beamguardl, chairman; J1. WV. McCown,
Geo. K. Laney, Richmond Stacy, A.
CG. Brice, Charlton Duflant, 'J HT.
Wharton, J. L. Sherard.
Printing-J. A. Banks, chairman;
Niels Christensen, J. W. McCown,
Geo. K. Laney, B. E.. Nicholson, HI. H1.
Cross, J. J. Evans, D. -Reese Williams,
Charlton DuRant, C. D. Lee.
Railroads and Internal Improve
ments--J. W. McCown, chairman; C.
D. Lee, J. ,Gordon' lughes, Charlton
D~uRant, R. D. Epps, A. J. Ileattie,
Frank C. Robinson, J. IK. Durst, J1. WV.
Shelor. J. Henry .Johnson, Max.,,C.
YORK IS SCEE Of
McNeil Block, Containing Postoffice,
Bank, Opera House and Stores
LIKELY STARTED IN TRASH
York, Jan. 8.-Fire, which is believ
ed to have originated in a trash 'pile
at the foot of a stairway, destroyed
the McNeil building, on Main street,
here this morning, entailing a prop
erty loss variously estimatel at from
$80,000 to $100,000, and only partial
ly covered by insurance. . The fire
was discovered about 9:30 o'clock and
was still burning tonight, although it
has been under control since noon.
In response to a call for help the
Rock Hill fire department came over
at 11 o'clock on a special train and
assisted materially in getting the con
flagration under control. The Loan
and Savings Bank, the York post
office, the Yorkville hardware store
and the W. E. Ferguson Grocey Com
pany occupied the ground floor of the
building, and these quarters were
All Records Saved.
The records of the bank and other
valuables were secured and placed in
the safe before the fire broke in. All
the mail and records in the postoflice
were removed to safety. The York
ville Hardware Company's $20,000
stock was completely destroyed, with
only $7,000 insurance. W. E. Fergu
son's stock was valued at about
$2,000, with about $750 insurance.
The second story was occupied by
the White Rose Club, the Yorkville
Opera House, Cartwright and Jones,
dentists; Dr. J. J. Glenn, physici.a;
H. C. Allen, architect; J. R. Lindsay,
fire insurance; Dr. D. L. Speider, op
tician, and the York public librrry,
all of which quarters were totally de
stroyed, with a loss to furniture and
fixtures of several thousand dollars,
and very little insurance.
The building, which was the prop
erty of Mrs. S. M. McNeil, was valu
ed at about $40,000 with only $10,000
insurance. Mrs. McNeil 'told The
News and Courier correspondent :
had not decided whether or not she,
would rebuild. The loss is unques
tionably the greatest this town has.
suffered in a quarter of a century.
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DEATH SENTENCE FOR
T HE BOSTON BROKER
Adjudged Guilty of Killing His Wife
Then Firing Cottage to Hide
Ossipee, N. I., Jan. 9.-Frederick
L. Small today was sentenced to be
hanged on January 15, 1918, for the
murder of his wife, Mrs. Florence A.
Small, at Mountain View on Septem
ber 28 last, in accordance with the
verdict of a jury Monday night.
Judge John Kivel asked Small if
had anything to say why sentence or
death should not be prononnced in
accordance with the verdict r t ln
ed last night.
"I have, Your Honor," said Gn ,
"I know no more about the crtimie timr!
you do. I am innocent person.'"
Clerk Kenison then read fh>en
tence, in whliich Small was orderee. by
.Judge K ivel confined in state pr mon
until January 15, 19)18. The law n
qIuires at least a yearI andl a day be
tweegi the panssin~e of sentence and. it.
execution. Thel court allowed h
dlays for the filing of a hill of exwep'
.lThe murdler oef Mrs. Small, Sept.
28, was committed in a cottage' - at
Mountain View. 'The woman hadl
been beaten about the head, shot
through the forehead an satrangled
by a cordl before the house was -
stroyedl by fire. TIhe crime wouald
never have been d iscoveredl had nmot
the partly burned body' drtopped in t a
pool of water in the basement. Small
had left the house to go to Bostoni
seven hour is before the Ila mes were
dIiscoveredl, but the Staite 'otenm d
that he. had amrranged a (clockwo rk
contrivance wh~mich had kindled t he
lire. For a motive' the~ state pointed
ut that Small would benefit from a
$20,000 life insurance policy by his
T1he dlefense contended that Mrs.
9fmall had been murdered after her
iusband had gone to Boston.
larrelson, ,Jeff' D. Griffith, E. C. Rid
Jell, H. Kluigh Purdy, Richmond
Local Legislation--T. H1. Ketchin,
hairman; A. F. Speigner, J. Gordon
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