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?DO ' THOU . LIBERTY' GREAT. INSPIRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY,, OR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY 'CAUSE.'.' '
BENNETTSVILLLE, S. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 19G3.
Editor Gonzales, Unarmed, Shot Down
on the Street by
LIEUXi-GOV. JAS. H. TILLMAN.
The Two AI ?MI Meet, mid as Gonzales
"Was Almut io Pass, Tillman
PIIIIB a Pistol mid
Mr. N. G. G?nz iles, Editor of The
State, was shot down on Main Street
in Columbia, at balf-past one o'clock
Thursday, by Mr. James H. Tillman,
Lleulenant-Governor of South Caro
lina. Mr. Gonzales was unarmed, and.
ns he hud passed Mr. Tillman several
times on the street since the Legisla
ture met, was not expecting trouble.
When they met Thursday with the
suddenness of a thunderclap from a
cloudless sky Mr. Tillman drew his
weapon and sent the bullet on its
deadly mission. When shot Mr. Gon
zalez was within a few feet of Mr.
Tillman and was in the act of walk
ing around him and two other gentle
men who were with him. Thc follow
ing ls the story of the terrible tragedi
as furnished The News and Courier
by its Columbia correspondent:
The shooting occurred on Main
Street, just at the inteisection of Ger
vais Street, in full view of the State
Capitol. It was an awful tragedy in
broad daylight and upon the most
frequented street and corner in Colum
bia. The bullet which pierced through
one of thc most distinguished editors
of the entire South may end thal
brilliant lire but if the best of surgery,
the best of care and the most ardent
of prayers and wishes avail for aught
that life < ught to be saved.
lt was just a few moments bcfor-i 2
o'clock when the cry was passed along
the streets that "Jim Tillman had
shot N. G. Gonzales." It was a shock
ing and startling announcement, lt
went like a thrill through all Colum
bia and there was a rush towards thc
scene of the tragedy to learn the facts
and the condition of thc distinguished
editor. Thc oUice ttl' The Stale ls on
the Situie block as the scone of thc
shooting and it took but a few mo
ments for a great throng to assemble
in front of the newspaper ofticc.
Thc excitement and thc indignation
on thc streets was intense. Policeman
Holand immediately after the shoot
ing arrested LieuL. Gov. Tillman anti
took him to police headquarters where
he was relieved of two pistols-tht
. one with which he shot Editor Gonza
les nut! a second large . revolver of 3i
" 'calibre.- ' Prom the police "station-ht
. was taken to the county jailSvhere bc
is tonight in full protection.of the of
ficers. There was no contllct and tlu
only attributed cause for the shooting
by-Lieut. Gov. Tillman is that during
tho recent primary ejection Editor
Gonzales opposed Lieut. Gov, Tillman
IR his race for governor and in that
editorial opposition Editor Gonzales
had been severe in his opposition.
TXK I'KOI?AULE CAUSE.
During the progress of that cam
paign Editor Gon/.ales in his light tc
defeat Mr. Tillman had editorially
called him a debauchee, "blackguard'
and In fact denounced him as a
"criminal candidate" and a prove?,
"Uar." It was this and other suet
editorial expressions it is supposed
that goaded Mr. Tillman to Hie des
perate deed or Thursday. This was in
August last and since the lirst prima
ry, August 2ff. J.90.% Editor Gonzales
has had nothing to say about Mr.
Tillman, except to comment on the
result of the primary.
Editor Gonzales and Lieut, Gov.
Birnau have passed each other in full
.yle-x/ since thc opening of the present
.session pf the general assembly on
Tuesday but there had been no en
.eounterj no word passed, no nod or re
cognition s4 any kind and Thursday
.lt came like a thunderclap out or ;i
peaceful sky when the shot was Hied.
,?t was absolutely unexpected and al
thought that whatever soreness there
\was as a result of the primary of last
August had passed away, but it seem*
As to f lic shooting that is a simple
story. Lieut.. Gov. Tillman met Mr.
Gonzales on thc street, drew his pistol
and tired into him, There was no fust
or feathers but when nf, close range
Mr. Tillman opened lire, wiped his
pistol on his coat-sleeve, took ajiii as
if to fire a second time changed bin
mind and let bis pistol fall to his side.
Lieut, Gov, Tillman was perfectly
cool und collected, &oi>cr'and unexcited
to AU appearances. Mr. Gonzales was
unarmed. Thc shock from the maga
zine pistol paralyzed him and as jjr,
Gonzales saw the deadly weapon aim
ed at him,, perhaps for a fata.' bullet,
lie cried out "Shoot again, you cow
ard." Mr. Gonzales was ju no way
armed and had no pistol, if lit? life
be ?pared, perhaps that expression
which may have spared the second
bullet was the magic of the occasion.
Mr. Gonzales is a man ol' robust
health, strong physique, and active,
all of which are in his favor.
As he fell against the nearby trans
ir?,?: station to steady himself Mr.
.Jaiftigs Sims and Mr. Gamewell J,a
Mot? (same rushing up and gave Mr,
.Gonzales support, and helped h i in* to
Ahe hu&ihew ofticc of the newspaper
*vhleh Mr. Gonzales had labored sti
.hard and so faithfully to establish and
onakc a leading factor in the affairs ol
?his State, There with his head rest
ing on a bundle of news pa pc? s he rc
.quested that his wife be sent for and
ltd stricken friends, most of whoir
<wore in tears, he told the story or lin
Uragedv. Dr. ll. W. Taylor, Dr. V. D
Kendall, pr. Philpot and lu; J. W
Jiabflock were soon at lils side and lu ;
-* taw moments there were hair a Oom
in- more physicians doing all thuj
could to save lifo. It was promptly
decided that the only hope was lo per
form an operation and get the true
course of the hu Hot and try |.o repa ii
the serious but then unknown dam
There appears to be no conllict ol
testimony as to the essential feature*
of thc tragedy. Mr. N. G. G?nz ties
was going home alone from his olllee
lo his-lunch. To go home he had to
go down Main street to Gervais aud
then turn east and go down that
street. Mr. Gonzales was as usual
walking. Lieut. Gov. Tillman lett the
State house just after adjourning.
He had presided at the senate'^ ses
sion and remained around the senate
chamber for a while. As he came
out of the State house he was accom
panied by Senator Talbird of Beau
fort, and Senator Brown uf Darling
ton, and he was joined on his way up
town by Congressman-elect Wyatt
Aiken and former Hep rosen ta ti ve
Tue meeting was just at the turn
of main and Gervais streets on the
north side of the street, just at the
street car transfer station. There
was no encounter, no fist lighting, no
laying on of hands. Lieut. Gov. Till
man, thc testimony now all seems to
he, simply drew his revolver and Hied
into Editor Gonzales. Most of those
who saw the affair say there was noth
ing said until after the shut. One of
Lieut. Gov. Tillman's escort s lys he
thinks Mr. Tillman said, "1 received
your message," and then (ired. He ls
not certain on this but thinks so. The
other escort of Mr. Tillman says bc
did not hear anything and did not
see the altair but thinks he would
have heard any words as ho was in
the very midst ot the affair. Two or
three others say they heard nothing
until alter thc tiring of the pistol,
jill; GONZALES' STATEMENT.
Mr. Gonzales himself gave a per
fectly plain and explicit statement of
thc whole adair prior lo being put
under the anaesthetics and he was
very emphatic in saying that he had
not sent any message to Lieut. Gov.
Tillman at any time and that Mr.
Tillman said nothing until after he
had Ii rei I and then after the shot lu
said something about laking hf it
(Gonzales) at his word. Mr. Gonzales
took this to mean that Mr. Tillmar
told him that he was settling old ls
sues face to face with him. . Mr. Gun
zales ls certain that nothing was san
until after the shot was llred. A fte
thc Hrst'slidt Mr. Gonzales tottered t(
the transfer station, against which hi
leaned. Tillman was still pointing
his pistol at him. whereupon Mr. Gon
zales said: "Shoot again, you cow
ard." Then Lieut. Gov. Tillmai
i lowered his pistol and walked away.
'? TUE WOUND.
There was only one shot (ired am
: that entered the right side bctweei
the eighth and ninth ri bs and pass?)
thrhttgh the fore part of the body
i coming ont above the free border ol
i the ribs. At first it was thought th
bullet had gone through the bod]
I from thc front to the hack, but it die
! not, as it went through tito. Tore pari
; of the body, entering above the ves
. pocket on the right and coming on
i below and behind the vest pockct^oj
i- the lef beside.', l'h? bu Hob* \\7is .picket
i up On thc pavement and it seems t
? be bright, (ind new and in no way hat
; tercd. lt was a bullet from what I
; said to he a long range German milk
? 'magazine pistol;
A FT EU THE SHOOTING.
( Tillman after thc shooting walke
'. out into tlie middle of the stree
where he was arrested and taken t
the station house on Gervais slreet
He was met there by several of hi
friends hut said nothing. The polic
\ took from him the long range magi)
, zinc pistol which had one empty ?tri
ridge and a largo Colt's revolver. Jus
1 as soon as Mr. Gonzales was take
1 info his olllee Dr. W. .1. Murray ai
! rived and made the wounded mai
comfortable. Dr. Griffith and Di
Coward were thc first to give medici
assistance and gave an injection t
relieve the intense pain. Gradually ;
' pallor stole over the face of the strick
en man but he seemed anxious to tal
and to give the story of the shooting
lie answered all inquiries and inquire!
particularly about the members of bi
devoted family, all of whom had b
this time arrived.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.
Dr. B. W. Taylor, the ominen
physician, was placed in charge am
? it was promptly decided that an of,
oration would have to be performed
I Arrangements were made to take Mi
: Gonzales to the Columbia hospita
i He stood the trip elegantly and aftc
? being taken into the building hi
pulse registered 72, and at no tim
had it gone below iii).
it was exactly two hours after tl
. shooting that Mr. Gonzales was plac?
', on the operating tallie. The dperi
! lion lasted about two hours. Til
! patient bore thc operation well an
' after being put in lied had a pulse i
11 fj-120 and respirations of :tl. Til
operation was clone by Dr. LcGran
G norry, assisted by Dr. Lindsa
Boters and Dr. J. H. McIntosh. Di
D. S. Bopc gave the anaesthetic. Di
B. W. Taylor, was chief consultan
with Dr. C. \V. Barron and half
dozen other Columbia physicians wei
present, among them Dr. .1. W. Bal
, cock, Dr. Gibbes, |)r. Philpot, D
, Watson. Dr. Grilllth ?iud Dr. Eisl
' bu ruo. Before Hie operation M
Gonzalos spoke to the physicians abbi
himself and made some suggestions,
lu a statement Mr. Gonzales mat
it. plain that he sought no dit1icu.lt,
that lo avoid a collision with Mr. Til
man who was walking with two sen
tors he cut across tho pavement ai
passed hy without touching or s po; i
1 lng, and that Mr. Tillman pulled h
pistol or hud if in his hand and lire
1 Mr. Gonzales spoke to Tillman ai
told him ''Shoot again, you coward
Mr. Gonzales said hu saw .Mr, Tillni;
two days before and Mr. Tillman sa
' him. As lo sending any inessa go
Mr. Tillman he said ho had not dui
1 so and that he was positivo that M
1 Tillman llred before he said a word.
Tho most serious wound is tho cu
' ting of the t ransverse colon for abbi
1 an inch and a half, almost severn
1 the intestine. This and the ihr
r other wounds of tin: intestine we
carefully sewed. Aller nu- d'jeni tit
the physicians ivported that tho p
! lieut stood thc nidcaj beautifully ai
that tho operation was as suocessl
as it could bo. All during the afti
poon messages came from all parts
tho. State Inquiring into the Cond I ti
' ol' Mr. Gonzales and what hope cou
\ be offered was dispatched,
FROM BYK WITNESSES.
Ttiero is apparently no desire on the*
part -of the eye witnesses to talk of
the tragedy for publication. Senator
Geo. W. Brown of Darlington, who
was walking on the Insldeof the three
and nearest to Mr. Gonzales said,
strange as it muy appear, he did not
sec tho shooting and knew but little.
Just at the time he had turned to the
side to speak to a lady friend who
was passing and then while turned he
heard tlie pistol lire. Hi? friend ran
and he tried to stop and assist her.
He heard no words and went off to
calm his friend who was rauch excited.
He heard nothing pass between the
two men but did nett see the affair,
and of course Senator Brown is abso
lutely eandld In his statement..
Senator Talbird, who was one pf
the party walking along, does not
care to talk for publication and says
he heard Mr. Tillman say, '"I got
your message," and that he thinks
the shot was tired after bc used the
expression. Both Senator Brown and
Senator Talbird said they were so
much surprised and amazed that they
hardly realized what had happened
but there was no quarrel or light.
Congressman-elect D. Wyatt Aiken
with Mr. Dominick did not hear any
words and thinks he was near enough
to have heard, while Mr. Dominick
thinks they were a blt too far. Mr.
Dominick thinks he and Mr. Aiken
were as far as the Murray Drug com
pany, about half a block away.
Arledge Lyles, who attends to the
fruit stand in the transfer station,
was standing in the doorway and saw
the tragedy. He saw what happened
but says he heard nothing. He seem
ed to be impressed with the long blue
steel pistol. He does not think there
was anything at all said, prior to the
Mr. Sim?, who was Urst to reach
Mr. Gonzales, first heard the pistol
OF GREAT INTEREST.
The intense interest taken in every
phase of the tragedy is prnably un
paralleled in tho history of the State,
not being surpassed perhaps even by
that which caused the death of Capt.
1?'. W. Dawson, editor of The "News
aud Courier. The prominence of Till
man, as an individual, as well as
because he was a son of thc late Con
gressman George D. Tillman and a
nephew of Senator Tillman! and the
prominence of a different character of
Mr. Gonzales, editor of one of thc
most infiuentlal dally papers in the
State, caused telegrams to come north,
east and west asking for tho fullest
particular.:. The fact was recalled
that George D. Tillman, father of
Lieut. Gov. Tillman, was a friend of
Mr. Gonzales and encouraged and sup
ported him In his efforts to put The
State upon a firm financial basis and
to make it a paper of prominence and
influence io the affairs ot thc State.
r . . * " "'."""^V "ut "-:-7-77" . . rJ -.
Tili tuan'* Pica.
The following statement was fur
nished the press by Cpl. .1. II, Tillman
In response to an offer .frorp a New
York paper that Its columns were
open lo him.
''J thank you for your courteous
and kind telegram lu view of the facts
that the dispatches sent ont from Co
lumbia eminated from the olilce of
Tile State newspaper, of which Mr.
Gonzales was editor. I do not deem
it necessary to deny anything that has
been sent from that quarter. I can
only say that when the truth of the
unfortunate affair ls known my friends
as well as the people of thc country
will seo how thoroughly I was justin
lied in acting as I did. The state
ments already published in the papers
are untrue and at the proper time this
I will he prepared to show. Beyond
this I do not care to make any further
statement. James II. Tillman.
In commenting on the above the
Columbia correspondent of The News
and Courier says the understanding is
that Col. Tillman's line of defense will
be that he thought Mr. Gonzales was
armed and that he had a weapon in
His coat pocket and that he had his
hands in his coat pocket. He is said
to contend that he had every reason
to believe that Mr. Gonzales was arm
ed and that he ought to have been,
even if he was not. The correspond
ent further says Mr. Gonzales was not
armed. Mr. Tillman will also, lt ls
understood, contend that he had not
met Mr. Gonzales before. This
isalso denied, and IL ls said
that Tillman and Gonzales were
in the Senate chamber and State cap
itol together. The correspondent
closes his comment by saying that it
is admitted that Mr. Gonzales sent no
message; that he was quietly on his
way to his dinner; that he. was alone;
that he was unarmed; that he said
nothing to provoke hostilities and
that Lieut. Gov. Tillman met Mr.
Gonzales and promptly fired into him
is equally clear. What there was lu
the mind of the assailant is another
S ka te rn Drowned.
At Washington, D. C., while a large
crowd was skating on the basin near
the Washington monument Thurs
day evening the Ice suddenly gave
way and precipitated twenty or more
persons in thc water. Three persons
jost their lives, There were probable
two thousand persons skating tm the
basin at the accident, A hot water
pipe from the engine room of the
Washington monument empties in
thc basin near where the ice gave
way. Thc skaters had buen warned
that the location was a dangerous
one, hut it is said they disregarded
Hie advice given them to stay away
from the vicinity and when the crash
(janie fully thirty men and women
went through thc broken icc and info
the water. All were, rescued except
the t wo whose bodies subsequently
Civil Service Examin?t lons.
The local board of civil service an
nounces that on February ll examina
tions will be held lu Columbia for tlie
following government positions: Elec
trical assistant in the civil service, at
a salary of $000 a year; machinist in
t ie signal service at a salary of $1.200
and electrical Instrument maker in
the signal service at large, at Kort
Meyer, at a salary of $1,200. Infor
m?t ion can be obtained from Secre
tary Wilson, of the local board.
IiN THE HOUSE.
Mr. Mendel L. Smith Elected Speaker
ORGANIZATION OF THE BODY.
No Oilier KusinesH Attended to On
the First Day, tho IIUUHO Ad
journing Out ot' Respect
tb Judjro Mciver.
Tlie house of representatives was
ea led to order at noon on Tuesday,
Jan 13, by Col. Tom C. Hamer, clerk
of the last house of representatives.
Hon. Altamont Mosns was chosen
temporary chaiaraan of the repr?sen
t?t! ves-elcct. Mr. Moses was tempor
ary chairman of the organization two
years ago and ls T, very Hoe presiding
ofllcer. ile has had a louder and more
varied legislative experience than any
other member of tho house of repre*
sen tat! ves.
The membors-elect presented them
selves before the speaker's desk and
were sworn In. The roll of counties
was called and the members-elect pre
sented themselves by counties and lay
ing their hands upon the houso Bible
took? tho oath of olllec, They then
subscribed to the roll of the house and
were duly quiliticd representatives of
thc State of South Carolina.
Nominations forspeakcr being in or
der, Mr. I). A, Morgan of Greenville,
secured the door and nominated Hon.
M. h. Smith of Kershaw eounty. This
was seconded by Mr. Whaley of
Charleston, Mr. IO ll rd of Lexington,
Mr. Lancaster of Sparenburg, Mr.
H ?chards of Kershaw and others.
Mr. Gaston of Chester, putin nomi
nation tho name of Hon. T. Yancey
Williams of Lancaster. This was sec
onded by Mr. Halie of York, Dor roh
of Greenville, Mr. Moss of Orangeb?rg
and several others. There were 118
votes cast, of whloh Mr. Smith receiv
ed 97 and Mr. Williams 21
Thc following voted for Mr. Smith:
Messrs. Aull. Balley, Maker, Hanks,
Bass, Hates, Black, Blackwood, Homar,
Brooks, Brown, Bunch, Callison, Ca
rey, Carwile,Clifton, Coggcshall,Coop
er, Culler. Davis, DeBr?hl, Dennis,
DcVorc, Doar, Donald. Dowling,
Doyle, Edwards, Eli rd, Fox, Fraser,
Ganse, Glover, Gourdin, Hall. Harrell
son, Haskell, Hendrix, Herbert, J. i}.,
Herbert, D', O., Hill, Hinton, Holman,
Humphrey, Irby, James, Jarncgan,
Johnson, Kelley, Kibler, King, Kirby,
Lancaster, Lanham, Leaverctt, Les-,
esne, Lido, Little, Lofton, Lyles, Mc
coll, Mace, Magill, MahalTey, Middle-?
ton, Minis, Morgan, Muses, Nichols,
Parnell, Paterson, Pearman, Quick;
Rainsford, Rankin, Rawlinson, RcadyV
ltlcrfirrrls,- KiuhartJson,' ' Rqss?lty 'Se?
brook, Smith, J., Smith, W. C., Stack-'
bouse, Stuckey, Tatum, Thomas,
Toole, Towill, Traylor, Tribble,
Wade, Walker, Wall, Webb, Whaley,
Thc following voted for Mr, Wil
liams: Messrs. Barron, Bcamguard,
Bennett, Colonel;, DesChamps, Dowl
ing, Forde, Gaston, Haile, McCain,
Mauldln, Moss, Pearman, Peurifoy,
Botts, Pyott Sin kier, Strong, Wise,
Wright aud Youraans-21.
Mr. Smith was escorted to thc chair
by Messrs. Morgan, Pattersou and
EH rd and after taking the oath of
speaker, addressed the house.
SPEAKER SMITH'S REMARKS.
Gentleman of the House of Represen
I would be unmindful, indeed, of the
promptings of a truly thankful heart,
should 1 fail to make my ilrst utter
ance In the position to which you have
so kindly elevated me an expression of
deep and lasting gratitude for that
most highly distinguished bonnor.
Human life and conducthave al ways
been, and will ever continue to be, in
fluenced and controlled by many mo
tives and ambitions. In an attempt
to serve one's State and people, an
obligation from which thc humblest
citizen cannot escape, however rude,
imperfect or unsatisfactory the at
tempt may be, there is no motive or
ambition mon; commendable, more
fundamentally right, or more produc
tive of legitimate rights than that
which strives to win their respect,
esteem and con (ldc nee, save that, per
haps, which, in a broad spirit of ap
preciation, and the unswerving devo
tion and unselfishness which it begets,
seeks, by all honorable means, to re
If I am j u st i lied in entertaining the
belief that tho kindness of your par
tiality which bas so signally honored
nie, is to some extent, at least, ari evi
dence of tile former, then before I shall
attempt to discharge the important
duties which it Imposes, the hope must
be indulged and will be continually
cherished, that by a faithful and con
sistent effort, I may be permit .tod to
carry with me through lifo the con
sciousness of having enjoyed the
Yes, gentlemen of thc house of
representatives to preside over the
deliberations of this body- the chosen,
trusted, and commissioned representa
tives ol' a truly great people-great in
character, great in achievement,great
in tradition, and far gt eater yet in
History-is ho mach honor lo seek and
the delega!ion of that right no indif
ferent trust to lespose.
When 1 reflect upon thc brilliant at
tainment ?ind distinguished service of
those who have preceded me here, the
apprehension winch follows, 1 promise
you shall only serve to intensify thc
hope that after its dut .les and rcsponsi
bilit iesare laid aside, that of tito effort,
you may say, it was conscientious, that
the conduct was fair, courteous and
impartial, und that the mistakes were
honest. If that shall be your verdict,
then the obligation which you
place me lintier in your selection shall
only bc increased by your own gener
ous estimate of its wisdom. Let us
work together, for thc prosperity and
glory of our State. To this Olid may
a Dvinc Wisdom and Providence guide
and direct us. 1 desire to again thank
you for your distinguished considera
Col. T. C. Hamer was reelected
clerk of the bouse and was sworn in
by Speaker Smith. Col. Hamer ls
now entering upon bis third term and
ls personally very popular with the
There were three nominees for ser
jeant-at-arms, Mr. J. S. Wilson, of
Lancaster, Mr. W. IC. Grant, of
Greenville, and Mr. Geo. W. Asbill,
of Leesville. Mr. Wilson received 84
votes, Mr. Grant 21 and Mr. Asbill
14, Mr. Wilson was declared elected
and was sworn in. This is his second
Mr.ivJohn S. "Withers, of Chester,
had.n?r opposition for the position of
reading cleric, an olilce which lie has
Ulled vwlth great acceptability for
twelve "years. Mr. Withers is a very
useful member of the speaker's staff.
TlV&"house adopted'a resolution pre
senten; by Mr, John P. Thomas, Jr.,
granting the use of the hall to the
Stat? Bar association for its annual
meeting Thursday night. Friday af
ternoon and Friday night.
On;motion of Mr. Morgan a com
mltteeVof three waited on tho gover
nor' ,tp inform him that the house
was organized and ready for business.
A similar message was sent to the sen
ate. jThe governor submitted 14 mes
sagL'8-t-.bis^annual message, 12 mos
sages.jsubraittlng reports of State of
ticers.|ctc., and one announcing the
deatli of Hon. Henry Mciver, chief
Thjv house concurred in thc senate
resolution to appoint a committee to
attend the funeral of Judge Mciver.
The ispeaker appointed Messrs. T. Y.
Williams of Lancaster, John P.
Thomas, Jr., of Klohland, J, Q. Pat
terson, of Barnwell, Wm. L. Mauldin.
of Greenville and lt. S. Whaley, of
Charleston. Mr. Williams was ex
cused on account of physical disabil
ity and Mr, Altamont Moses substi
The house, on motion of Mr. John
P, Thomas, Jr,, then adjourned until
Wednesday at noon in honor of the
deoeasod chief Justice.
'NEW KILLS IN TU IC IIOU813.
When the House met Wednesday it
had. to go through thc tedium of
drawing seats, after which it proceed
ed" to business. Rev. lt. N. Pratt was
After the introduction of several
bills?a message wac road from Gov.
MoSweency . vetoing tho bill passed
last. session abollshng thc o\\\<'.c of
On* Thursday the Speaker an
nounced the committees and several
<Mr.r E. IL Aull introduced a road
biii of great Importance, and a child
labot- bill. "This is tho first child labor
Hill In the'housc this session.
FUIDAY'S HOUSE I'KOCKEDIN'GS.
In thc hall of thc House of Repre
sentatives, there was a joint session
Friday, and the result of the recent
general election was published by the
speaker'of the House, lt was declared
that 1). C. Ileyward had received 31,
817 Votes for governor, and John T. S.
Sloan had received 31,814 votes for
lieutenant governor. They were ac*
cordlngly declared duly elected. This
ls tl4e formality f equi red by the con
Gjv?mor Mcsweeney Friday sent
a n essage to the House announcing
.tha^he had"veto?.d the. act ot 11)02
abo;'iShing4>he btti?'o* o?. phosphate in
spentoR? ". -
v^^t5^c6?t-s*?: " Wilson -Gibbes}
.^tlilumbla, reappointed assistant clerk;
W. Eugene Cook, Florence, reappoint
ed journal clerk; W. Boyd Evans, Co
lumbia, bill clerk; J. M. Sharpe, Lex
ington, mail clerk; W. lt. MeKlnrey
and W. Sanders, doorkeepers; S. M.
Richards, Boy Smith, James Strom
Williamsand A. P. Nichols, pages.
There were several new bills intro
duced, among them being Mr. 'Poole's
bill to fix the time of work In cotcon
mills at 10 hours a day; Mr. Holman's
bill to provide for election of county
buards of control, and Mr. Wade's bill
to cr?ate the olilce of State agricultu
ral commissioner. Mr. Sinkler brought
in a bill to ceie certain State proper
ty on Sullivan's Island to the federal
?government for military purposes!.
There were also several bills to correct
I errors in the new code._
GOV. McSWEENEY'S TRIBUTE.
His OlUcial Announcement ol' thc
Death ol' Chief Justice Mciver.
Gov. Mcsweeney announced Judge
Mclver's death to the general assem
bly on Tuesday in the following mes
Gentlemen ol' the General Assem
lt is my sad duty to announce to
you thc death of Chief Justice Henry
Mciver, which occurred at his home
in Cheraw yesterday afternoon.
Judge Mciver was one of South
Carolina's truest patriots and purest
citizens. For more than a quarter of
a century he was on thc supreme
bench of this State, eleven years of
which time he served as chief justice.
During these long years of service,
ever conscientious, ever true to the
trust In his repose, he displayed most
distinguished ability, and at the time
of his death and for years previous,
was justly recognized as South Caro
lina's most eminent jurist.
Tlie record of his life, including as
it docs brave deeds in times of war,
and deeds equally as hence in times
of peace-a record made in the ser
vice of his Slate-ls bright and stain
less, and is now one or South Caro
lina's priceless heritages. Thc dis
tinguished service which he rendered
began with his carly manhood years,
and ended only with his life. In his
death the. State loses one who was
the highest type of her citizenship,
and tine whose memory she will hold
sacred so long as she keeps alive her
appreciation of ability that is distin
guished, of character that is stain
less, of motive that js pure and lofty,
and of deeds that are bright and glori
Ytai will take such action as may
seem, to you proper upon the death
of the chief ?if a co-ordinate branch of
Respectfully submit ted.
M. B. Mcsweeney, Hovel nor.
Five Hoya Killed.
Af South Bethlehem, Fa., Fa., live
boys whose ages range from Kl to ir?
years, while coasting Thursday night
werestruck by a train on the Philadel
phia and Reading railway and Instant
ly killed, and another was fatally
hurt. The boys were coasting on a
Dob sled where the railway crosses the
street at the bottom of the hill, and
the sled and express train reached tho
crossing simultaneously. The engineer
was not aware of thc tragedy until ho
reached thc station, a mile distant
rrom thc scene of the accident, when
the blood and bones on thc pilot of
thc engine gave him tlie first Intima
tion of thc occurrence.
THE STATE SENATE.
All tho Former Officers of tho Body
Re-oleoted Without Opposition.
APPOINTMENT OF " COMMITTEES.
Tho Qovciuior't? Mesno/;o Head. A
Tribut?te the hato ChlfifJuB
lice. Proceeding*''f tho
Promptly at noon on Tuesday, Jan
uary Kl, Lleulenant-Governor Tillman
called the State Senate to order.
Every Senator was present except
lion. Edward Mciver, o? Chesterfield.
With this exception all the new mem
bers wore sworn in and assigned to
their respective seats. The roll of
counties was called. After prayer by
the chaplain, thc election of otlicers
was immediately entered into and re
sulted as follows:
President Pro Tem-Senator John
Clerk-Gen. Robert R, Ilemphill.
Reading Clerk-Mr. \V\ H. Stewart.
All of these were unanimously elec
ted without opposition.
There were four nominations for
chaplain: Revs. Dr. ?. A. Darby,
Walter I. Herbert, M. M. Kinard and
A. r. Harrison, of Hampton. A vote
was taken and resulted as follows:
Rev. Dr. Darby 27; Rev. Herbert 4;
Rev. M. M. Kinard 7; Rev. A .1. Har?
rison 1. Dr. Darby was elected.
Senator Sheppard arose and return
ed his sinoere than.ks for the renewed
mark of confidence and esteem and for
the honor conferred upon him by his
selection as president protein.
Tile following appointments made
by Lieut. Gov.-elect Sloan were then
Assistant Clerk-R. M. McCown.
Journal Clerk-Tillman Hunch.
Hill Clerk-Henry D. Butler.
Doorkeepers-.1. R. Houlwarc, .Jas
per E. Watson, J- F. Gooding.
Keepers of Committee Rooms-Jas.
P. McGorty and J. A. W ii i te.
Keeper of President's Boom-E. li.
Pages-G. rDutican Bellinger, Jr.,
and Henry Jelferson Fetner.
Puter-Robt. Adams. *
Servants-Jack Prcss|oy and Albert
Mail Carrier-N. O. Byles.
THE I'KESIDENT'S AI)I)Ki;SS.
After the new members and otlicers
lind been sworn in Lleut;-Gov. Till-,
mau called the president pro tc in. to
'the chair aud left the senate cham
ber. . \ m J .
Before leaving he anrfbunced to the
Senate .thc sad Information ?i$ the
a?frftfl * tir cmer-Jc.^Tice Mclverr and
paid a glowing tribute to the depart
ed chief of the State's judiciary.
lie congratulated the Stale of South
Carolina on the great progress that
the made in recent years and spoke of
the benclils we were now reaping
from the recent Charleston exposition.
Ile referred to Capt. F. W. Wagener
of Charleston, as "the one who had
done more than any one else to ad
vance the commercial interests of the
State. Ile thought the $50,000 appro
priated to thc exposition thc wisest
investment the State had made in re
Ile congratulated thc Senators that
none of their number had been called
into the "great unknown realm" since
the last session and accounted for the
absent faces as due to the hard fate
On motion of Senator Sharpe a com
mittee of three, consisting of Messrs.
Sharpe, Sheppard and Brown was ap
pointed to notify the governor that
the Senate was in session and ready
THE QOVKU.VOIt'3 MESSAGE.
A special messenger conveyed to thc
Senate the governor's annual message,
which was read,many Senators follow
ing the reading clerk from the printed
message which had previously been
distributed on their desks. A number
of special messages were also received
and referred to dil?erent committees.
Another special message was re
ceived and read announcing the death
of Chief Justice Henry Mciver, a copy
'of which was also rend in the house.
STANDING COMM TITEES
The president then announced the
appointment ol' thc following commit
Agriculture-J. T. Douglass, chair
man; A. H. Williams, R. I. Manning,
T. W. Slanlaud, James Stackhouse,
(.). 1*. Goodwin, J. M. Gaines, C. S. Mc
Call, B. L. Hardin, C. H. Carpenter,
T. G. McLeod, E. E. Warren.
Education-G. W. Brown, chairman;
J. Q. Marshall. T. M. Raysor, W. E.
Johnson, W. H. Sharpe. D. E. Hy
dride, T. B. Butler, J. M. Forrest , J.
Claims and Grievances-II. I. Man
ning, chairman; J. S. Brice, W. II.
Sharpe, D..I0. Il vd rick, J. R. Blake, J.
K. Hood, J. 10. Benrifoy, C. S. McCall.
T. B. Butler.
Enrolled Bills \V. E. Johnson.chair
man; F.J. Dennis, J. A. McDermott,
E. F. Warren, J. Ki Hood, T. G. Mc
Leod, J. E. Bt??rlfoy, W. C. Hough.
Coi I t i ugo n t A econ n t s-W. 11. S h a rpo,
chairman: O. I'. Goodwin,C. M. Davis,
T. B. Butler, C. II. Carpenter, G. F.
Von Koinie/., .Tr.? J. M. Forrest.
Finance-Geo S Mower, chairman;
A ll Williams, J G Sheppard, J Q
Marshall, U I Manning, J A McDer
mott, J S Bike, W II Sharpe. C S Mc
Call, J M Gaines, T G McLeod, J R
Dispensait*-T W Stanland, chair
man: Hoheit Aldrich, W II Sharpe,
A II Dean, F L Hcrndon, James
Stackhouse,P. L Hanlin.
Penal and Charitable Institutions
J T Hay, chairman: W C Hough, E L
Hcrndon, O P Goodwin, G F Von
Kolnitz, Jr,.I K Hood, J E Puer i foy.
Commerce and Manufactures-.1 Q
Marshall, chairman; G W Brown, .S G
Mayfield, A ll Dean, J M Gaines, W
E Johnson, J K Hood, CS McCall, J
W Ragsdale, F F Warren, C li Car
County OlVices and Otlicers - Lc
Grand G Walker, chairman; J A Mc
Dermott, James Stackhouse, F L
Hcrndon, O P Goodwin, P L Hardin.
Engrossed Bills-P L Hardin, chair
man; W C Bough, J M Gaines, CM
Davis, P L Hardin, J E Pucrifoy, J K
Federal Kclal lons-10 J Dennis,
chairman; .1 S Brice, W ll Sharpe,
Thomas Talbird, C H ('arpenter, G F
Von R?blitz, Jr, T G McLeod.
Immigration-? S McCall, - chair
man: E J Dennis, ?T T Douglas, , James
Stackhouse, Thomas Talbird. ~, - .
Incorporations-G W Ragsdale,:
chairman: Geo S ?Mower, J T Hay.
Thos Talbird, J A McDermott, J S
Brice, James Staokhouscr J IC Hood,
W II Sharpe, G P Von Kolnitz, Jr, J
W Ragsdale, 13 L Herndon.
Penitentiary-J T Hay, chairman; J
A McDermott, R I Manning, Edward
Mciver, P L Hardin, T M Raysor, J M
Judiciary-S G Mayfield, chairman;.
Geo S Mower, Thos Talbird, Le Grand
G Walker, J T Hay, G AV Brown", G W
pard, chairman; G W Ragsdale, J T
Hay. E L Herndon, AV C Hough, Ed
ward Mciver, J E Peurifoy, J. Al For
Medical . Affairs-A II "Williams,
chairman; It 1 Manning, \V II Sharpe,
GP Goodwin, G F Yon Kolnil/., Jr,
T G McLeod.
Public Lands-P L Hardin, chair
man; E J Dennis, T W Stanland, O P
Goodwin, Thos Talbird, T M ltaysor
Retrenchment-D E ilydrick,chair
man; G W Ragsdale, W (J Hough, J K
Hood, J ll Blake.
Rules-T M Raysor, chairman; J C
Sheppard, Geo S Mower. G W Rags
dale, J T Hay, Robt Aldrich.
Roads, Bridges and Ferries-J M
Gaines, mairman; A II Williams, J T
Douglas, O V Goodwin, T W Stan
land, C S McCall, Edward Mciver.
Legislative Library-Thos Talbird,
chairman; E.I Dennis, T M Raysor.
WE Johnson, Edward Mciver, JR
Blake, P L Hardin.
Military-Robt Aldrich, chairman;
J Q Marshall, E J Dennis, J E Peuri
foy, T B Butler,
Mines and Mining-G IP Von Kol
nitz, .lr, ohalrman; LeGrand G Walk
or, A ll Dean, Thos Talbird, T W
Stanland, J M Gaines, E L Herndon,
Printing- C M. Davis, chairman;
Robt Aldrich, J S McDermott, E L
Herndon. J K Hood, Edward Mciver
Public Buildings-J Q Marshal!,
chairman; J T Douglass,!! 1 Manning,
G ll Carpen.er, J R Blako.
Railroad and Internal Improvements
-A II Dean, chairman; J Q Marshal],
T W Stanland, G W Ragsdale, Robert
Aldrich, T M Raysor, I) IC Ilydrick,
Thos Talbird, T B Butler, J K Hood,
J S Brice, E L Herndon.
The announcement was also made
of the appointment of .1. Fraser Lyon
as clerk of thc finance, and J. ID. Hol
land of thc judiciary committees.
Senator Brown introduced a concur
rent resolution recommending thc ap
pointment of three senators and five
representatives to attend the'funeral
obsequies of the late Chief Justice
On behalf o? the Senate the presi
dent appointed Senators Brown, Ray
sor and Ilydrick.
On motion of Senator Brown the
Senate at 1:5Q adjourned until Wed
pesday out of respect to thc memory
of the late chief justice.
TUB SENATE OETS TO WORK.
* In the Seilte on Wednesday a mes:
sage was rc$d??ftom the Governor sugr
gesting a ..Wade .Hampton' Memorial
Day.' ~~ a - '."?
Another message was received frpm
the governor vetoing "the joint.re}?a'i
lotion to authorize and require the
State treasurer to write off the books
in his omeo certain bunds entered on
said books as old bonds not fundable,
I act of 1800, Blue Ridge Railroads
$37,000'' with the reasons for his ob
Several bills were introduced, the
most important being the child labor
bill by Senator Marshall, of Richland.
The Senate was only in session forty
minutes Thursday. After routine
business several bills were introduced
and the Senate adjourned to Friday.
TUE SENATE ON FRIDAY.
Ex-Governor John C. Sheppard pre
sided over the Senate Friday. The
Rev. O. A. Darby, D. D., chaplain,
after invoking God's blessing on the
members constituting thc Senate of
South Carolina, and asking that they
be given wisdom to enact just and
equitable laws for the government of
people, prayed most earnestly for the
Divine blessing to rest upon "thc dis
languished citizen lying so low and
critically ill in our midst;" that our
Heavenly Father would direct the
physicians who were ministering to
his sufferings, giving them skill to
beal his wounds, and that Ile would
administer comfort and consolat ion to
thc sorely bereaved "household."
Among thc new bills introduced was
one by Mr. Raysor to amend the con
stitution so as to provide foi?biennial
sessions of tlie general assembly.
A concurrent resolution from the
House condemning the appointment
of Cru m as Collector of Charleston
was passed unanimously.
Brynn Was llriglit.
The State says one of thc Republi
can senators at Wallington makes
the discovery that Attorney-General
Knox's plan of trust regulation is
?closely identical to the scheme out
lined by William .1. Bryan at tho
Chicago anti-trust conference held in
1800," says the Springfield Republi
can. "This, in his opinion, should
disarm Democratic opposition and
bring it all over to thc support of the
bills submitted by the law officer of
thc administration. So it should."
By the same reason not only thc Re
publican congressional majority and
thc Republican administration, but
thc entire Republican party should
bc brought to acknowledge thc sup
crior sapiency and statesmanship of
Mr. William I. Bryan.
nie governor bas been officially no
tified by Mr. .1. M. La Roche, chair
man board of township commissioners
that there is quite an epidemic of
smallpox on IOdisto Island, one of thc
islands of thc coast of South Carolina.
He says that there are now some 150j
cases and that tile' disease is spread
ing. Dr. Ryans of the State Board of
Health bas been notified and asked by'
tlie Governor to send a well-informed
physician to take the matter in hand.
Murdered in ii Cell.
An Anglcton, Texas, Wednesday
night several men entered a cell of the
county jail in which Ramson O'Neal
and Charles Tunstall were confined
with a number of other negroes and
shot the two men to death. The other
prisoners were warned to cover their
heads with blankets, which they did.
Tim bcd clothing of thc cots occupied
by the negroes caught lire and
O'Neal's arm and leg'were burned'off.
Thq' negroes were charged with tlie
mu)der ot County Attorney) SiUttihxit
Columbia several weeks;}gOy., .
A FATAL WliEOK.
A Wrong Signal Caused tho Death
of Three Men
ON TEE BALTIMORE AND OHIO.
A .Cureless McH-scn^er .?loy Pulled
.u Lever Hhow'iiii; ft -."White
Board ??stead ol' u Ked ;
Through the alleged interference of
a messenger boy u wreck was caused
on tlie Baltimore and Ohio railroad
east of Cumberland Mci., early Friday
morning in: which four employes of
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad were
killed and three injured. Three of
the men killed lived in Baltimore and
the fourth was a resident of Cumber
land. Tlie killed:
W. T. Sims, engineer,
W. J. Morgan, fireman.
H. D. Sn'eerlriger, fireman.
John Butler, engineer.
T. J. Hendricks, conductor, Balti
more, bruised about the body.
W. N. Christopher, engineer, Balti
-Kinney, conductor, Cumberland.
The wreck was due to the display
ing of a false signal giving a clear
track for eastbound passenger train
"No. 10, .when in the next block ahead
there was standing on tho track a ca
boose and two engines. Thc passenger
train wac drawn by two engines and
these crashed through the caboose and
engines which obstructed the track.
Luckily the train had not attained its
full speed and was only moving at the
rate of about 20 miles an hour when
the collision came. The postal car of
the passenger train was derailed but
the passenger coaches did not leave
thc track and their occupants escaped .
It is charged that a messenger boy
named Turner who was in the block
tower when No. 10 came along hear
ing the engineer's whistle for clear
tracks pulled a lever giving lilma
clear signal. The. operator had, it is
explained, previously set the signal at
danger. While his attention was be
ing devoted to communicating with 1 1
the.succeeding block station, the boy,
it is alleged, pulled the lever that " .
gave thc . on-coming train the signal
that it had a clear block ahead, and
the tower operator was not aware of !
What was done until the crash came.
A Feat iii State ?Jrinilnf?. " ' '.
Thc Columbia correspondent of tlie
News and Courier says: The Legisla
tors .fpund'.ftielr desks laden wlth pub
lic d?c?fmerits to-day. ' A new record
had been1 made-'iu public -?Hoting and '.
the" law-makers are supplied with'
'??ough.,r.eading matter to li?en tjiem. -
busy for some time. The following
reports of State "officers were deliver
ed: ' Pension report of Comptroller 1
General; insurance report of Comp
troller General; report of Superinten
dent of Education; report ot the com
mission on thc South Carolina West
Indian Exposition; reportof phosphate
inspector; pardons and commutations;
report of State Treasurer; code com
missioner's report; railroad commis
sioners' report; lighting commission's
report; reports of the State geologist,
(two.) Perhaps thc document of
greatest importance to the law
makers laid on their desks' was 'i
pamphlet of about eighty pages, be
ing advance sheets of the Comptroller
General's report, containing the State
estimates, the county estimates, the
tax levy aud the receipts and expendi
tures. Thc pamphlet bore this en
dorsement: With the compliments <
of State Company, State printers."
The complete report of thc Comp
troller General would have been laid .
on the desk of members on thc fir?t
day of the session if the Comptroller
had been able to get the necessary re
turns from all the counties,
A murderous Scoundrel.
A dispatch from Lancaster says Mr.
Wesley Hunter's . fourteen-year-old
son, who lives across the line in Ches
terfield County, was the victim of a
brutal attack by a Lancaster County
negro, Mack Blakeney, last Friday.
The boy was attacked by the negro
near the Wolfe Fond School, in Ches
terfield County, and was witnessed by
the children returning home from
school. Blakeney stabbed thc boy in
ten places with a knire and the
wounds are said to be fatal. Every
effort is now being made to catch the
negro, who is thought to bc hiding ii
this county. Sheriff Hunter left Lan
caster Thursday morning to join in
the chase and bebas with him the
county's bloodhounds, lt goes with
out saying that Sheriff Hunter will
leave no stone unturned in his efforts
to capture the bloodthirsty negro.
A terrific explosion occurred at thc
Hamilton Powder company's Depart
ture Bay, B. C., Wednesday morning.
George Simonetti, James Fulfortc
and ten Chinamen were killed. Only
one body, that of a Chinaman, was
recovered. Others were absolutely
blown to fragments. The gun cotton
storage house exploded first, the con
cussion exploding the geliglmlte in
the drying house 400 feet away,
where the great loss of life is supposed
to have occurred. The ground was
excavated to a depth of six feet where
thc buildings stood. Thc buildings
were blown into kindling wood and
scattered with fragments of human
Mesh over sevcrcal acres.
Killel 1 hy a Kali.
Pate Meyers, a young white man,
switchman on the Seaboard Air Line,
was instantly killed Wednesday morn
ing by a fall from the Seaboard tres
tle at the corner of Rice and Lincoln
streets In Columbia. The fall was
caused by a collision between an out
going work train and an incoming
switch engine and happened about
seven o'clock Thursday morning.
All Kill tor Dc a il.
Capt. L. M. Grist, senior proprietor
of the Yorkvlllo Enquirer died -at^ 4
o'clock Thursday morning of apoplexy
and effects of grip. He was sicic only
a few days. He was a Confederate
yetcran and i has been conncotgd with
Tho Enquirer since boyhood. :..