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VOL.S^mT ^ BENNETTSVILTX S. C., imp AY, FEBRUARY 20, 1903.
ii; ? A
HEARING FOR BAIL.
Chief JuBtice Pope Continued Mat
ter of Irregularities.
THE AFFIDAVITS FOR TILLMAN.
lloltzunlmcli ot HtlKclloltl Swears io!
Hcurinj; a Coilvoitrntlon in tho
Senate. Tho DetViitltna'a
?: .'.-'; ' ' ' ? . ' . '
On a motion made before Chief I
Justice Pope ab Newberry on Thurs
day by Solicitor Thurmond, on the
part of the prosecution, the hearing
on thc application for bail of Janies
IT. Tillman, charged with murder,
was postponed until Thursday 2l)th in
stant, when it will ba" held in the su
preme court room in Columbia. Tao
motion was sustained un the ground
that counsel for defense had not sub
milted to State's counsel thc anida vi bi
presented hist Thursday, and St'ltu's
counsel therefore had no oppnrb ml ty
for reply. bellowing are the affidav
its in subita nee; as they were sun
ni I bted. Mr.-Nelson for the defense
also presented Hie testimony taken af
the Inquest over the body of N. tl.
HOLT/, UN* ll.WM l's AFFIDAVIT.
Before nie personally appeared Uhill
ard Ilollxcubacli, who being duly
sworn, says: "I came to the city of
'Columbia oil the 12th day of January,
lflO:i, for thc purpose of trying to get
a position as doorkeeper for thc house
.of representatives but was unable lo
get the appointment and returned to
my home Hie nth day of January, and
while 1 was in thc .State house a day
or two before thc unfortunate occur
rence, 1 was talking to Capt. I. A.
White, who was the keeper o? one of
the commit Ice rooms. While lie was
there N. 0. Gonzales ;*ame iii and
asked White where hi.? 'boss' was. and
Capt. White replied.'1 have no boss.'
Mr. Gonzales said he meant Lieut.
Gov. Tillman. He said, '1 suppose he
is neglecting his duty i as he always
is.' At the time Gov. Sheppard was
presiding. N. G. Gonzales said lo
.Capt. White he was refel l ing to Lieut.
Gov. Tillman; t hat he made him show
the while feather On several occasions
and would make him show it again.
Shortly afterwards Mr. Gonzales wahl
oil". I don't recollect whether he
turned and went, to thc senate cham
ber. Soon after saw Gov. Tillman in
company with Senators Talbird and
Brown walking up Mainstreet. Sena
tor lhown was on the inside, ile
dropped hack to speak to a lady and
left Lieut . Gov. Tillman with Senator
Talbird. Senator Talbird was on thc
outside. Deponent noticed Mr. Goii
zales coming down thc street walking
r-:li.---thiraife-cttOn"or the State house.
Ile had on an overcoat and each hand
hi the pocket and his thumb resting
on the top of pocket. As he got. near
Gov. Tillman, he cut across I he pave
ment and thrust his whole right hand
in his overcoat pocket. 1 expect cd
from what I heard him say in the
State house t hat, he intended lo shoot
Gov. Tillman. About that time 1
heard Gov. Tillman say,'Mr. Gonzales,
1 received your message,' and then im
mediately 1 heard ti report, of a pistol.
I didn't, see where Gov. Tillman not
his pistol from, as 1 was watching Mr.
Gonzales, expect ing rosee him shoot
Gov. Tillman. Gov; Tillman, after he
bred tinned and walked oil into Main
street. Shortly after lie shot. Senator
Talbird said, 'This must stop,' and
several persons went to M r. ( ??iizalcs."
J. A. wurrk's AFFIDAVIT.
An allidavit was read fron. J. A.
White, keeper of one of the commit
tee rooms, in which White said that,
he recalled the events mentioned In
lloltzenhach's allidavit and substan
tiating it in every particular, except
that not, knowing N. G. Gonzales, he
did not say it was Mr. Gonzales.
Tl LI..M A N 's A F Fl D A VIT.
"Before me personally appen rd .las.
II. Tillman who being dilly sworn says:
That the stat ement herein made so fai
ns he is informell and believes, il is I
proper to make at this t ime, is as fol
lows: That for more than a year and
possibly longer, N'. G. Gonzales has
villi lied deponent, pursuing him unre
lentingly wil h malice and venom which
deponent believes was never equalled
in the history ol' t his Stale, charging
him with being a liar, blackguard,
rogue, debauchee and villain and such
other epit bets, livery act of deponent
has been distorted and discolored by
hate and venom of Gonzales. That
though innocent he was called upon to
endure these, inasmuch as deponent
was a public olllccr. That he bore all
this with patience although bis private
life, heretofore considered sacred was
invaded, discussed and held up to pub
lic derision. That deponent had been
informed thai during the campaign
t here was a rumor t hat Gonzales bad
said if Tillman liad said the same
tilings in Columbia that be said else
where t here would..he a personal en
counter ill which one would die. De
ponent, was repeatedly urged and
warned lo look out for bis safely while
in Columbia, by various parties. De
ponent was informed that Gonzales
came lo thc State house and inquired
for deponent, ann said that he had
made deponent show the while feather
'oil several occasions and intended lo
make him do it again. Thal deponent
verily believes that N. G. Gonzales
at I bat time, was armed. I Icpoiicnt was
still anxious to avoid an altercation
if it could be done honorably. Inas
much as deponent was about to relire
from the olllce he was removing bis
personal belongings from the Stale
house to his room in the hotel and
; among oilier things it became neces
sary lo remove I wo pistols, OIK; t he
property Of deponent , tl?e oi lier left in
the room by some one not known, but
presumably some friend. While carry
ing these weapons to his loom, while
upon Main street, lie observed N. G.
Gonzales coming direct ly Inwards bim,
glaring at deponent , and with I is
hands in his overcoat, pockets. Sud
denly lie pushed bis hand into his
pocket on the righi side and tinned to
wards deponent. Said Gonzales was all
the time glaring straight at d?ponent,
Believing bis lite in danger, deponent
hurriedly said. "I got your message,
and tired. Deponent believed I hen and
believes now thal Gonzales was armed
and intended, lo kill Iii iii. That he was
desirous ol'a voiding a dilliciilty willi
Mr. Gonzales if be could. When Gon
zales cut across was the time depo
nent saw him thrust his baud in bis
pocket. That deponent when he left
the State house didn't know he was
going lo meet Gonzales on the street.
Deponent believes Gonzales was about
to draw a pistol upon him and there
fore he Hied upon him. Deponent Hied
to save himself, believing his life was
.1. W. Do Vorn and T. II. ltalnsford.
members of the house from Edgelleld
county, made allldavit that they knew
Capt. .I.A. White ls a man of unim
peachable character and an old Con
Judye l'ope sustained the motion
for a continuance. Herc is his order
Slate of South Carolina.
County ot Richland.
Thc Suite against James H. Tillman
Charged with Murder.
After hearing read thc testimony
taken before thc coroner's jury, and j
.the a fth hiv its submitted on the part
I of defendant in Iiis application for hall,
land thc State's attorneys thereupon
I asking for additional time in.which to
submit allldavils in reply to the aftl
davitson *bhe part of thc defendant,
it is ordered that thc further hearing
of this motion bc postponed until 10
o'clock a. iii; of Thursday, lo February,
1H0J. Thc hearing lo he had in thc
I supreme court room in thc city of Co
lt is fit ribo J ordered that thc d?
fendent 's council serve upon thc coun
sel for tlic St atv on thc Kith day ol'this
month, copies of the allldavils on thc
part ol' d?tendant, and that thu Slate's
counsel bc required to.servc upon the
afternoon of thc 10th day ol' ibis
month, copies of all allldavils in reply
which the Stale will use al thc hearing
of this motion. And that thc defend
ant shall have the right to usc addi
tional allldavils in reply thereto at
the heaving in Columbia;
Let I bo petitioner he retained in thc
custody bf I he sheriff ol' uichland
Y. J. Pope,
Chief J uslicc.
Newberry, S, C., 12th February, mo:!.
Jumes Minson Shot Demi lit tireen
ville l>y John Gootlwlh.
A special dispatch from Greenville
to The State says a fatal shooting
took place between 5 and (i o'clock
Tuesday afternoon on Washington
street by which James Minson lost his
life in thc twinkling of an eye. His
slayer was J olin Goodwin, a young
man not more than 20 years of aye,
who was a clerk in a store of Kinlay
Uros. Ilinson was a horse dealer who
worked at Pates & Allen's livery
Thc two men had been together for
several hours and apparently there was
no cause for thc trouble which arose
over thc purchase of a bottle of liquor
that Goodwin had in his possession.
They had crossed the street in the
presence ol' several persons, and Good
win had walked ahead some dis
tance when Ilinson called after him
and said lie must ha vc some of it, sup
posed to bc thc liquor.
Goodwin had gone about .'IO feet
from ilinson, when he turned around
and drew his pistol, li ring tue first
shot in the air and then in a straight
linc (ired directly at Ilinson, thc
second shot striking Ilinson in thc
left breast and going through the
heart, lie died almost instantly and
was carried into the ellice of Thack
sl.on & Son. Goodwin immediately
Surrendered to a policeman and was
afterwards taken to jail. He is well
connected and has been regarded very
favorably since, he came herc from the
Ilinson has been living here for
several years, but went back occasion
ally to North Carolina, where he bas
wife and two children. He was about
.'17 years old and a strong, athletic
man. lt is another case of pistols
and whiskey as there does not seem to
have been any previous quarrel, and
au eye wit ness to thc shooting says
that bc was with them not len
minnies before thc fatal shot was
li red, when they were friendly so far
as he kiicw.
STU.I. A Nt ITU Kit MUKDKK.
A dispatch from Walterboro says
Wednesday morning about 1 I o'clock,
near Cottegeville, Allen Adams laid
wait for Henry Jaques and, willi a
shot guii, sent a load of buck shot
Iii rough his neck, instantly killing
him. .Taques was on his horse and
never knew what struck him.
Adams and Jaques had a ditllculty
Christmas. Mr. Jaquiet was a quiet,
peaceable man, while thc reputation
ol' Adams in his community for peace
and order is not good.
Thc killing is greatly deplored.
Jaques leaves a wile willi eight chil
dren, several ot" them small. The
sympathy of the people is with Jaunes.
Adams came up Wednesday night
and surrendered to Sherill'Owens.
A Monti Kill Killed.
One ol' thc Mist measures that was
taken up in Lite Senate Tuesday was
tlic iii ll which passed second reading
Hie day previous relating to Hie
qualification ol' the county superinten
dents ol' education. The bill was
called up for a third reading and im
mediately Mr. Sharpe moved an inde
finite postponement. Mr. Ilaysor
moved t o lay this mot ion on Hie table.
Thc yeas and nays were demanded,
which resulted as lolllows:
Yeas-Messrs, Aldrich, Hlalce,
I'.rown, Carpenter. Goodwin, I!erndon,
Hydrick, McLeod, Uagsdale, .1. W.,
Ilaysor, Slackhouse, Stanland- 12.
Nays-Messrs. liriec. Huller, Dean,
Dennis, Douglass, forrest, Gaines,
Hardin, Hood, Johnson, Manning,
Marshall. McCall, McDermott, Mc
iver, Pen ri foy ? Sharpe, Sheppard, von
Kol ni t*/., Warren. Williams-21.
So thc motion to lay on thc table
was lost and hil) killed.
A dispatch from Washington says
the commerce committee of thc senate
decided Friday by a vote of eight to
seven to report adversely thc Crum
nomination. T.vo Republicans voled
against Crum. The indications arc
that Hie senate will take" action on
this report before adjournment and
thc present prospects are that the re
port of thc committee will bc. sustain
Wauled tin* .Money.
Up in Michigan, Mrs. Hay. aged HO,
lias been granted a divorce from her
second husband in order that she may
secure Hie renewal ol' a widow's pen
sion made void by her second mar
riage. Mrs. Hay . will therefore he.
looked upon somewhat in Hie light of
a grass widow.
To Bo Investigated by a Legislative
INTIMATIONS MADE IN DEBATE.
"Coon Corn, Old und Mellow," Hx
hibltetl In thu Semite Cham
ber. No Drinking on
As soon ns the Senate assembler!
Tuesday evening the galleries hogan
tu till willi spectators and before tho.
evening was over every available seat
was taken on thc Hour of thc chamber
with prominent personages, among
whom were thc governor and Mrs.
11 ey ward.
When Mr. Hood's joint resolution
"ttl appoint a committee to Investi
gate thc management of tho dispen
sary" was called. Mr. Manning moved
lo strike out thc enacting clause and
declared the regular committee was
.empowered to make all necessary in
vestigations. Ile regarded this pro
posed investigation u useless expendi
ture ol' money.
This brought Mr. Stanland to his
feet. Mo requested that he he allowed
to address thc Senate 'from thc re
porter's table, in front, of the presi
dent's desk. Ills request being grant
ed Mr. Stanland caine forward bear
ing in his arms a box willi the name
ol' a well-known patent medicine
plainly branded on the hair sides, and
proceeded at once to display Its con
tents which were four di li?rent kinds
ol* whiskies contained in bottles of
Senator: "Arc you extending invita
Another senator: "Have you enough
to go around?"
Thc president's gavel stopi sd any
further jesting remarks, but could not.
prevent the majority of the members
from gazing longingly and anxiously
at thc tempting spread before, them.
Tiley wondered what would come
Mr. Stanland prefaced his remarks
with the statement that he is not op
posed to thc dispensary, lias always
advocated lt, but his purpose was to
pay his respects to thc Richland Dis
tilling company. Ile said that not
many weeks ago he saw the advertise
ment in a daily newspaper where this
company was offering a special brand
of whiskey called "Coon Corn-Old
and Mellow." lt made him smile
when he thought of this sime whis
key distilled one day, rectified the
next, sold Ul the dispensary Hie third
and thc fourth day Hie people were
drinking this "Coon Corn-Ohl and
Mellow." Mr. Stanland went on to
say that thc Richland Distilling Com
pany made one X and two X corn
whiskey, gin, rum, apple and peach
brandy, all out of thc same product.
And he thought that, it had become
au annex of the dispensary; or rather
Hie dispensary an annex ol' thc distil
lery. He exhibited thc various sam
ples an 1 alleged that certain products
were bought hy the dispensary from
the distillery and resold at a profit of
only live cents a bottle, on which dis
tilleries in other States had to allow
Hie dispensary a larger margin ol*
profit besides paying Hie freight.
From this Mr. Stanland argued that
thc profits accruing to thc Slate were
dissipated and wrongfully diverted and
given to thc Richland Distilling com
County dispensers had told him that,
they could not get what they ordered.
New and untried brands were shipped
them instead. Picking up one of thc
bottles from the table he read thc
name of thc bible, "Cream of Caroli
na." "Its real name," said Mr. Stan
laud, "1 cannot mention in this cham
ber, hut 1 have written it on a slip of
paper and hand it lo the reporter."
On thc slip ol" paper were written
tile words, "ll- Kite."
Mr. Stanland asserted that t he last,
general assembly had Instructed the
management of the dispensary to re
duce, their stock to $100,000 but In
stead they had increased it nearly
$8'l,000. The very fact that the mi)hr
agement is lighting this investigation
is proof conclusive that something ls
He charged that thc dispensary li
quors arc adulterated by water and if
tile investigation is ordered he prom
ised to produce all the necessary doc
uments and testimony. Thc regular
committee lias no authority to go into
the internal management of the con
cern, which handles a business
amounting lo $'1,000,000 a year and
he did not think thc small salary of
$100 a sulllcicnt. amount to pay to
each of thc members of thc board in
compensation of their services.
Mr. Aldrich opposed thc r?solution
and said there was nothing brought
before thc committee,nor in Mr. Stan
land's statements except Hie board
was discriminating in their purchases
in favor of thc Richland distillery.
Thc legislature in its wisdom liad
granted them discretion in their deal
ings with distilleries within the Stale
and with foreign concerns, and he saw
no wrong in what they had been ac
cused of doing.
Mr. Sharpe asserted that "thc dis
pensary is allrigllt." "Thc people,"
said lie, "arc satisfied that it is the
best, solution of the whiskey question,
and it is only the. dissatlsljed 'outs'
that are making all this fuss." The
only trouble thal exists rests in the
minds of those who are hostile, to Hie
institution and arc based upon a
newspaper article signed by Mr. Dou
tliit, who at one time was connected
willi the dispensary.
Mr. Mood said that thc national
government keeps a close watch on all
its employes and there is nothing
wrong in thc Stale doing thc same. If
nothing is wrong tho friends of thc
institution have, nothing to fear and
thc moral effect would more (han
compensate thc cost of the investiga
Mr. Mayfield opposed Hie resolution
at length and said that as a tinancial
success thc institution has done helter
each year of its existence. In 181)1)
the dispensary's net profit to thc Slate
was $414,000; in 11)00, $474,000; in
1001 j $545,000, and last year $500,000.
lie asserted that the people arc satis
lied and the appointment of the com
mission would result lu nothing more
than a junketing trip.
The yeas and nays wore demanded
on tlic motion to strike out thu re
solving words and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, blake. Init
ier, Dean, Jforfeat, Gaines, Goodwin,
Ilydrick, .Iqhnsoti, Manning, May Held,
McLeod, I cursor, Sharpe, Sheppard*
Wilker, Warien, Williams--18.
Nays-Messrs. itricc, llrow.i, Car
penter, Davis, Dennis, Douglass, Har
din. Denalon, Hood, Marshall, Mc
Call. McDermott.. Mciver, Peuril'oy,
G.?\V. iiiitfsdiilde. J. \Y.iUagsdale,
Stackhouse, Stti uland, Ta ltd id-10.
So the resolving words wen; not
stricken but and ilic joint resolution
passed to a third reading, lt is ai
Section I. That a committee con
sisting of live members, two of whom
shall he members of thc senate, tc? he
appointed hy the president, thereof,
and three ol' whom shall he me ni bc is
of tlic house, lo he appointed by thc
speaker thereof, is hereby appointed
for thc purpose of examining into the
lit isl ii ess management, methods n fiel
doh tri tl of thc State dispensary as ad
ministered hy the directors thereof,
and by thc dispensary commissioner,
and hy any oilier otliccr or officers
thereof,having administrative author
ity in connection therewith.
Sec. i. Said committee shall have
power and authority to send for per
sons and papers, to administer oaths
hy its chairman,or any member there
of, to employ a stenographer and
other clerical assistants that it may
deem necessary; and such stenograph:
ors and other necessary assistants shall
receive a per diem of not exceeding
four dollars, in the discretion of said
committee, and actual mileage:
Any witness failing to attend tit the
time and pl?ce at which he is re
quired, or to answer any question pro
pounded hy thc said committee, or
any member thereof, shall bc deemed
in contempt and shall -bc punished
there by said committee, as may bc
clone by courts cf record.
Sec. 3. Said committee shall meet
in Columbia, and at such time during
thc present year as it may lix, and
each member thereof shall receive thc
same compensation per day, and mile
age, as is allowed members of thc
general assembly, but not to exceed
Sec. 4. Said committee shall make
its report to the governor on thc com
pletion of its Investigations, with all
convenient speed, including tlic testi
mony taken, and tlic governor shall
transmit the same to thc general as
sembly un tlic li i'st day ol' thc next
Thc senate meets at 11 o'clock
I'M ned l'or Kimtliif?f.
Thc anti-kissing hill introduced in
thc legislature of Virginia recently
hhs been taken seriously in England
and thc London Chronicle referring to
that measure says: "Thc proposed
American statute for the abolition of
kissing and a line of $f> for each in
dulgence in unhygienic osculation is
not. new. The old Puritan blue laws
of Massachusetts forbade the exchange
of kisses in public as a breach of good
behavior. This law has never been
repealed, and not very long ago there
was much amusement, and some in
dignation, in Huston, at thc arrest of
a prominent citizen for kissing his
wife in thc street. Milan has a similar
ordinance, against kisses' or other
amatory demonstration in public
places. It dates from thc time of thc
Sf orzas, and only a short time ago a
pair of perfectly respectable lovers
were hauled before a magistrate for
kissing each other in thc park. Ile
ruled that though a kiss under such
circumstances was not immoral, it was
inconsistent with tlic decorum o?.
civilization, and indicted a linc of 12s.
A similar law imposed in langland on
bank holidays would make thc income
tax a superfluity - if the tines were
Air Youl' ItpoiliM.
There is a great difference between
rhanging thc air in a room, and just
mixing it. Suppose you open one
window In an otherwise close room.
You may think you are gaining plenty
nf fresh air, whereas you are only get
ting a more or a less impure mixture.
Every one has been taught, presum
ably, to air a sleeping room in thc
morning, especially it' it has been
used during the day or evening, before
retiring. Thc average woman is likely
t.o teed that she has attended to thc
exigencies of thc case when she has
thrown Open a window and closed the
door. The fresh air conics in, to bc
sure, but much of tlie'.old air remains,
mid they tight it out between them.
I'hc air in a room can not bc through
ly changed until a draft ha; been es
tablished. Impure air is the robt of
much sickness. Contagious diseases
which arc rare in the summer time
ure apt to gain headway in winter,
ind thc reason ls not obscure. Thc
fear cd' admitting the cold keeps tint
thc fresh air. Thc poisonous principle
jr microbe becomes so concentrated
ind virulent that its power is directly
increased, and from OIK; case ?d' small
pox or scarlet fever many cases grow.
In summer time fresh air is encourag
ed to enter whercever if will, and
i:ontagous diseases languish lill win
ter and closed doors come again.
A <;<ii)(l Mau (Jone.
Dr. .1. L. M. Curry, one of thc most
prominent educators in the South,
lind at Ashville, N. G., Thursday
light of Bright's disease, afc tho rcsl
ience of his brother-in-law, Gol. Con
mi ly. Dr. Curry had been critically
ll for thc past twp weeks. Mrs. Curry
irrived from Philadelphia last week
md was at thc bedside of her husband
tvhen his (loath occurred. The rc
nalns of Dr. Curry will bc buried in
Hollywood Cemetery, 11 ic li mond, Va.,
A Strange Hight.
The sudden appearance of an acte
if sea tish two inches long ou a Cali
fornia hill HO miles from the ocean is
nore interesting than !'.ic downfall of
frogs so often recorded. After a while
.he atmosphere may lake to carrying
arger tish or a variety of marine ob
The young mau who only works
mough to earn Iiis wages is always
,hc young man who complains because
io "cannot get a helter job.-Will M.
Maupin in Thc Commoner.
T^?? PUBLIC MONEY.
Tho Appropriation Bill as Passed by |
the House. '
OW THE MONEY IS SPENT.
Thu Appropriations Mail?: for the
fr]Mtiiittcnuiicc ol' thc Several
Depart men ami Institu
tion (?r tho St nt o.
iTh? appropria linn hill vvas taken tip
in tho House, on Wednesdays- The
hingest discussion aL tho morning
session was Ibo proposition lo renew
the annual appropriation of $15,000 to
prevent epidemics or contagious dis
frMr. De?ruhl wanted to reduce to
?.10,000. Mr. PearmVin of Anderson,
Ml-, Williams of 'Lancaster and Mr.
Wi ugo of Green ville called attention
tothe fact that in these counties there
had been epidemics and their applica
tion tor help and rePof had becii re
jected by I he Stale board of health.
If this money is spent who gels Hu;
bene li Lof it. Mr. Williams moved to
cut pul tile eui ire proposed applica
tion. This was voted down, ayes LS,
[UTI'ia.Sisile hoard of health was de
fended by Messrs. Moses. Tulum,
Cooper, Lancaster, Lofton, J et em lah
Smith and Lcsesnc.
?Mr. Don na td moved to cub thc ap
propriation from $ i ?,ot)0 Lo $?,000.
This was carried by a vole of (>8 to
SOUTH CAH?'?IXA COI.t.KOK.
'Mr. 10 li rd olTercd an amendment
proposing to reduce the appropriation
from 628,000 to $24,000. Mr. Brtrd
said lhat last year he had warned the
house lhat thc appropriations would
exceed thc State's income. This
prediction had been fulfilled. There
arc other appropriations in the bill
from which the South Carolina college,
will derive benefits. Ile proposed no
discrimination, but would move to re
duce, proposed appropriations to all
Mr. Towlll, also ol Lexington,
di he red with Mr. lilli rd. He spoke or
thc good the college has done for over
ony. hundred years and referred with
feeling to thc splendid work being
done Lhere now. lt would not do to
cripple Hie institution.
'.Mr. Ly les itt reply to Mr. IOU rd sla
ted Lhat. thc ST.nun for sewerage is an
extraordinary expense imposed hy
the city ol' Columbia, and should not
come out of thc fund for operating
Mr. Cooper called at tention to thc
fitt?t Lhat, Lite college asked for more
than the cominillo had recommended,
although a.greab many Of thc commit
tee favored thc increase in order to
p;?y valuable men good salaries.
Mr. Pu ri foy of Subida supported Mr.
Eli rd's amendment. Ile decried thc
tendency to increase appropriations.
Mr. Moses replied that not a single
appropriation to colleges had been in
creased. Furthermore thc hill this
year is $42,000 less than thc expendi
tures ol' last year. No appropriation
had been recommended unless it was
Thc inobion to cut Hie appropria
tion failed by a vote of OS to 40. Mr.
Ilenuctt wanted thc appropriation lix
cd at $25,000. Tills, too, was voled
down, and thc committee's recom
mendation, $28,000, was adopted.
Mr. Pollock olTercd an amendment
to appropriate to the public schools
6100,000. Mr. Pollock declared that
thc house had refused Lo put aside a
little extra dispensary profits for the
bencfib Of the schools, and he felt it a
duty Lo introduce this amendment
The State of South Carolina has never
appropriated a cent for thc public
schools while she has always given
liberally lo thc colleges, hut thc
masses should he t aken care of tirsb.
There was no other discussion. Mr
Dorroh moved to table the amend
ment. This was lost hy a vote of 48
to 51. Mr. Dorroh then moved lo
provide that t hc money he applied to
the counties in which ?tis raised. Mr.
Pollock urged that this would reduce
it to a local tax instead of a general
tax. Ile moved to table Mr. Dorroh's
amendment. This was lost by a vote
ol' 20 Lo Ti?.
liefere Mr. Dorroh's amendment
?Ould be adopted Mr. Ki bier moved td
indefinitely postpone the original Pol
lock amendment. Thc vol e was 55 lo
55, and Hie motion was lost.
Mr. Mauldin moved to continue Hie
amendment. This was carried hy a
vote of 00 to 51 and the amendment/
was killed. There would have been
another tic vote, but three members
who had been willi Mr. Pollock, voted
against thc proposition this time.
There were three roll calls and one.
poll of thc house on this amendment,
so (dose was thc vole.
Thc house passed an amendment
giving thc govcrnor'sonicc an addition
al $2,500 for paying judges of special
courts if so much bc necessary. The
governor's stenographer is also to get
an increase ol' $100.
Thc two li remen in Hie engine room
of Hie Slate houseget $15 a mon bb ad
ditional for Hie seven months they arc
employed, and there is a State house
Jil II i tress at $120 per annum provided
When thc house took recess, the
following items in thc bill had licen
BX l?t'imVK OKK1CBS.
Governor's Ollicc Salary of gover
nor, $1,000; private secretary $I,:I50:
stenographer $500: messenger, 6100;
contingent fund, $5,000: stationery
and sta th ns, .tot): ci vii contingent fund
( lillee of secretary ol' state Salary
1,000; chief clerk, 1 :I50; extra cleric
hire, 1.200; contingent fund 200: sta
tionery and stamps, 500: books and
and blanks, .'100.
Secretary ol' stale as keeper of Stale
house and grounds-Two watchmen,
(MS0; janitor 100; engineer, seven
months, 7f>, live months, 25, 050; lire
men (.'150 knob), "00; contingent fund,
200; fuel (for State house, 1,200; jan
I bress, 1'^ti repairs on Sba te house,
Oflioe ?v comptroller general
[CONWUKD ON l'AGB KOUR.]
A Dill Pusuca tho Hourn; tu Rcor
trnuizo tho Force.
In thc House on Tuesday, morning
Mr. Aull called up his bill to reor
ganize the dispensary constabulary
Mr. Laney moved to strike out the
enacting words. x
Mr. Aull explained the provisions
of the bill, lt keeps the governor
from being the chief constable and
gives thc constabulary tx head who
can give his personal attention to tho
workings of the constables, lie de
scribed the annoyances to tho gover
nor on account of having so many pet
ty details to keep up with. The bill
will nob do away with the ?overnor's
constabulary clerk who keeps up wi til
tlic seizures, expense, etc.
Mr. Dclliuhl opposed the bill as it
provides Tor a new office a tri ?ives the
cliieT constable much latitude in ap
proving expense aecoidits.
Mr. Ta tilth thought thc governor
.should be given the machinery with
which to coloree thc law. The chief
constable would save tile State ten
times more than his salary if he were
anj' account. There y re now over
1,000 applicants for places on the con
stabulary, and the .governor cannot
immediately go through that volumin
ous correspondence. ?
Mr. Pollock told.of the manifold du
ties of t he goverbbr who ought to bc
relieved of passing upon every little
claim for liquor seined by consta liles.
Tho governor will still be thc respon
sible head. ,\
Col. Moses and Col. Towlll favored
thc bill. Thc latter declared that the :
present law malees thc governor a con
stabulary clerk. Ile stated his sin
cere belief that the present governor ,
wants to enforce the law.
Mr. Pollock also favored thc bill.
Mr. Nichols thought the district
chief constables could do I Iii? work
and save the salary of the proposed
Mr. Dowling thought this would be
removing the responsibility from the
governor's oflic?, and he objected. IT
there is too much work t-> be done,
why not get another clerk in thc gov
ernor's ?nice to sift out the corres
Tile motion to strike out thc enact- !
ing words failed by a vote of 'V.i to 75; 1
The bill provides for a chief consta
ble at a salary of $1,500 a year, and .
expenses. The chief constable, witli
thc advice of the governor, is autho
rized to appoint one or more State j
constables at, a salary of $2 per day
and expenses, seven assistant chief
constables at a salary of $:t per day '
and expenses, and one or more detec
tives at "reasonable compens?t lon."
The expenses of. tho chief constable 1
are to bo approved by the governor
and the expenses of the subordin
ates arc to be approved by the chief.
'1 he latter is to have an otlice at the '
State dispensary. The proposed
hood of the chief constable is to $1,000; ?
lind of thc suhordinates $500 each. .
Salit rios and expenses are t o como out
general dispensary fund.
Mr. Aull proposed an amend ment ,
that the governor and not the chief
constable should appoint the subordi
nates, but this was rejected and the
original bili passed intact.
A New DiHcnsc.
Thc mysterious "sleeping sickness"'
of West Africa, which has been the '
subject of late scientific investigation, 1
proves to bea form of meningitis, dif- 1
taring from cerebro-spmal meningitis '<
in its chronic and almost invariably
fatal character, lt is classed with hy- 1
drophohia as one of the most deadly
diseases known, lt is communicated ;
from person to person in some un
known. IL is communicated from per
son to person in some unknown way,
beginning with slight listlessness,
which passes into coma and then into
death, its duration being fi om one to
six months. Thus far it has been
known only among negroes. It has
depopulated large districts, however,
and its spread is feared through the
opening ol' Africa trade.
Overe?me by (Jas.
Five men met death and ten were
overcome Thursday night hy the
filmes of gas escaping from the purify
ing box in thc plant of thc Northwest
ern Gaslight and Coke company at
Mine Island ll). The men, under thc
direction of Supt. ttussell had been
engaged in changing the purifier in
thc purifying box. According to the
statements of men at the plant when
thc men finished the work of changing
the substance in the box tney did not
close the covers of the box. When
the gas was turned on info t he box for
the purifying process, it escaped in
vol vines and the men were overcome
where they stood. Supt. Martin is
among the dead. The other victims
Hear This in Mind.
The State says thc governor has |
been fairly Hooded with letters from <
various parties throughout the State i
reporting cases needing the assistance i
of veterinary surgeons, particularly as ?
applied to diseases of cattle and live ]
stock. The governor asks that in (
future all such notifications be sent i
direct to Dr. G. R. Nesom at Clemson (
college, who is thc State veterinarian. ;
All reports of smallpox cases should ?
lie sent direct to Dr. James Evans at j
Florence. Dr. Ryans is thc secretary
of the State board of health and much
time and trouble can bc saved by
writing direct to him. <
Hold Train Hold up. 1
The Great Northern passenger due
nt Hutte Mont., at 11:45 Thursday 1
(norning was held up and robbed at 1
Woodville, M miles from there. An !
armed posse is pursuing. Two masked !
men covered tko sides of thc train (
with guns and after cowing thc crew '
uncoupled the engine and mall and ex
press cars and ran them two miles .
ahead and secured about twenty 1
thousand dollars. 1
Homo Meat. (
Thc fact that :10,000 horses were
eaten in Merlin last year, and the
great horsc-meat banquet in that city
the other night, af which 000 persons
ate heartily and joyously, may greatly
alarm Kaiser Wilhelm. If thc rage
for horsellcsh shall continue, how will
he get horses enough for the cavalry?
STRIKES AHB LOCKOUTS.
Tho State Sonate Passos, a Bill on
tho Subject. ? ?
lu thc Senate on Tuaday Mr. John
son's bill "to prevent strikes, lockouts
and similar troubles," upon which
Tour committee reports had been
made, caused much discussion. The
object of tbe bill ls to prevent recur
rences similar to. tho events in the
"Horse Creek valley" last Bummer,
when it was alleged that operatives
were locked ofit to punish strikers In
the L?og mill in. Augusta, Ga.
Mr. Brown moved to strike out the
ena ting words and characterized the
measure as an unwarranted Interfer
enee in contractural rights of adult
Mr. Mayfield advocated thc meas
ure. It is not an interference of con
tractural rights but intended to' pre
vent tlie coercion of striking operative
punishing the innocent in another
Mr. Hood opposed the bill and said
that the same rights and privileges
should be extended alike to mill own
ers as well as operatives.
Upon Hie motion to strike out the
enacting words the vote was:
Yeas-Messrs. Blake, Iirown, Uut
Ier, Carpenter, Denn, Douglass, For
rest, Hardin, Hcrndon, Hood, Man
ning, McCall, Mciver, Itaysor, Sharpe,
SI i op pa rd, Ta 1 bi rd-17.
Nays-Messrs. Aldrich, Brice, .Den
nis, Gaines, Goodwin, llydrick, John
son, Marshall, Mayfied, McDermott,
McLeod, llagsd.ile, G. W., Uagsdale,
J. W., Stackhouse, Stanland, Walker,
So thc' enacting words were not
Mr. Marshall introduced an amend
ment inflicting the additonal penalty
of Imprisonment at the discretion of
the court. The amendment was strong
ly resisted. Un thc motion to lay the
amendment on thc table the yeas and
nays were again demanded and the
vote resulted in a tic-Ul to ll). Lieut.
Gov. Sloan then voted In thc nega
Tlie vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake,
Hrice, Carpenter, Forrest, Goodwin,
Hardin, Hcrndon, llydrick, Johnson,
May Held, McDermott, McLeod, Rags
tlale, J. W., Raysdr, Sheppard, Stack
house, Warren, Williams-lt).
Kays-Lieut. Gov. Sloan, Drown,
[hitler, Davis, Dean, Dennis, Doug
lass, Gaines, Hood, Manning, Mar
mall, McCall, Mciver, Peurlfoy, Rags
dale, G. W., Sharpe, Stanland, Tal
bird, von Kolnitz, Walker-20.
So the motion was defeated and the
nmeudment adopted. The hill came
np for a second reading. Nothing
Jaunted tlie yeas and nays were again
demanded and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, 1 ?lalee,
Brice, Dennis, Douglass Forrest,
Baines Goodwin, Herndon, HydrickY
lohnson, Marshall, Mayfield, McDer
mott, McLeod, Peurlfoy, G. W. Raes
dale, J. W. Ragsdale, Stackhouse,
Stanland, Warren, Williams-22.
Nays-Messrs. Drown, lintier. Car
penter, Davis, Dean, Hardin, Hood,
Manning, McCall, Mciver, Raysor,
Sharpe, Sheppard, Talbird, von Kol
So thc hill passed to a third read
Some Census Mysteries.
From tlie returns of the last census (
it appears that out of 303 separate oe- 1
pupations repprted there arc only
sight In which women workers fail to
iippear. lt is not surprising that
there are no woman among the sol
diers, sailors and marines of the
United States government, yet there
ure 153 women employed as "boat
man" and sailors. Women haye not
yet invaded the ranks of the city tire
departments, still not less than 879
women are returned in thc same gener
al class of watchmen, policemen and
detectives." There are no women
streetcar drivers, though there are
two women "motormen" and thirteen
women conductors. Women have not
as yet taken up the employment of
telegraph and teldphone "linemen,"
yet 22,500 of them are operators for
these companies. There are no wo
men apprentices and helpers among
the roofers and slaters, yet two wo
men are returned as engaged in these
employments. There are 120 women
plumber, 45 plasterers, 107 brick and
stone masons, 241 paperhangers, 1,
750 painters and glaziers and 545 wo
men carpenters and joiners. No wo
men arc returned as helpers to steam
boilermakers, but eight women work
at this industry as full mechahics.
There are 103 women blacksmiths,
5.71 machinists, 3,370 women workers
in iron and steel, Silo in brass and 1,
775 women working in tin.
Urin;; them lo Taw.'
The Newberry Observer says: "Gov.
Hey ward will have tlie best sentiment
:d" the state, including Charleston it
self, In his efforts to enforce tlie dis
pensary law In Charleston, lt can be
lone. All that is needed is a strong
hand and a determination that it shall
he done. There is no sense in having
<omc portions ol* thc state to obey the
law and oilier portions to defy it. The
conditions in Charleston arc 'peculiar.'
Uertainly they are; and so are they
everywhere-but tlie law is uniform
ind should be enforced impartially if
it takes every constable in thc state
md more besides."
Hurrah .for licrkelcy.
Thc St Stephens Echo and Press
lays. "You can often hear our neigh
bors ot adjoining counties calling
Berkeley County the "black county;"
)f course this is because the colored
element predominates, but can our
dster counties make as nice a showing
is was made at thc assembling of the
(Joint for the February term and the
Grand Jury failed to obtain a single
li liding. The Judge commended thc
lory and the county, and wc would
likewise wish and hope that such con
ditions might prevail the entire coun
try over-but how futile such a wish
The House on Thursday passed a
bill to provide a monument for Wade
Hampton, making appropriation of
$20,000 to be available when $10,000
has been raised by subscription. There
was no debate.
Tho Man Wanted in Florence for the
Murder of Rogers.
WAS CAPTURED TN DENMARK.
Ho Had Formed Partnership WI til
Senator S. G. Mayfield to:'^^^
Plant Tobacco^A Sud
den Dissolution. .
A special dispatch "from Denmark
bo Tho State says .Wm. (J. King,
wanted In Florence county for the
killing of Sam Rogers and thc wound
ing of James Rogers,was caught there
on last Thursday. Thc dispatch says*
"The firm of Mayfield & King, com- .
posed of Senator S. G. Mayfield and
Wm. C. King, tobacco planters, has
been dissolved by the arrest of the
Dur intendant a;.d chief of police
b.dng wide awake, saw in the Mr.
KlDg, expert on tobacco plantlng. tbe
man wanted in Florence county for
murder and notified the sheriff that
he was here. Mr. Thos. Burch ar
rived herc Thursday morning at au
early hour from Florence and from,
description given him said at once it
was the mau wanted.
Expecting that King would give
trouble to those trylog to take him,
and knowing that he would be armed
and knew the Florence sheriff at sight
it was decided for Mr. Burch to re
main out of sight and let our plucky
deputy, Capt. Hunter, arrest the man.
Deputy Hunter was assisted by C. J:
Baxter, and expecting trouble they
had to do their work quickly.
King was armed as expected, hav
ing a pistol in the inside pocket of his
vest. Before going to arrest Klug his
room was visited and in lt was found
a Winchester rlfL-, which he brought
with him here, and this was taken
possession of by the sheriff.
"Mr. King tells your'correspondent
that he went direct to Sumter after
the killing, from Sumter to Columbia,
and thence to Denmark, where he-has
been ever since; also that he intended
going back to Florence in time for
court. lb seems strange that he
should usc his correct name here, but
it is true that no one thought to ask
him his first or given name. Says he
thinks Senator Mayfield should pub in
a good word forhim.
"'Mr. King, I learned, called on
Senator Mayfield Tuesday m?rring af
ter his arrival here and represented
himself as nn expert oh tobacco rais
ing and made a bargain with bhe sen
ator bo plant 10 or 12 acres on shares,
he bo do all bhe work and Mayfield to
furnish bhe laud and fertilizers. Mr.
King was progressing nicely wibh his
new farm when bhe law sbeps in to
day. It is hoped the senator will
succeed in getting anobber partner to^'
carry on bills work, "for lb is believed
bhab our soil Is the very thing for to
The Green ISyed Monster.
Ab Birmingham, Ala., John Smibh,
a moborman, pub lour bullets in bhe
chesb and abdomen of A. T. Wrighb,
i molder, ab bbc common boarding
house ol'Wright, himself and Miss"
Gussie Gardner. Bobh young men
were enamored of bhe girl. Wednes
day night Miss Gardner wenb bo bhe
show with Smibh and buey reburned
ab a labe hour. Wright, jusb afber bhe
young man bad bold bhe girl good
night appeared in bhe hallway wibh a
pistol. Smith at once opened fire on
him and indicted what are bound bo
be fatal wounds. The girl was a wit
ness of the tragedy. She spent a por
tion of the day at thc bedside of the
wounded young man, advising him to
A Desperate Fleht.
Chief of Police Albert Hughes, of
Laurens, had a desperabe encounber
lasting fully ten minutes with a negro
named John Workman whom he was
attempting bo arrcsb Thursday nlghb.
The negro resisted and sbruck bhe of
ficer a terrific blow on bhe head wibh
a dab Iron. This occurred in a cabin.
The tigbb was bhen bransferred bo bhe
yard, when in bhe sbruggle bhe negro
secured bhe chief's pistol bub bhe offi
cer managed to keep him from using
it, and finally ina terrific grapple and
clinch the chief caught the negro's lip
in his teeth. About this time help
arrived and the coon was subdued.
Thc Ruco Suicide.
A dispatch from Washington says
President Roosevelt's denunciation of
"Race Suicide" though a letter to
Mrs. Marie Van Vorst, author of
"Thc Woman Who Toils" which will
he published, has stirred everybody in
Washington to such an exbenb bhab
Thursday sbabesmen interested with
the subject called on government
statiticians for d ita of marriages and
families. The average size of families
of the United Stabes has decreased
sbeadily for bbc lasb 50 years. The
largesb birthrate is in thc South, bub
ib has decreased even bhere to an ap
preciable per cent.
A Cruel Joke.
Criminal action, lb is said, will be
taken against th", persons implicated
in the burning of Fred Sands, a boy
of Jerricho, L. I. Freno, what can be
learned, the boy had his hair cut ab a
hotel. The barber soaked his hair
wibh alcohol, and some one bhrew a
llghbcd mabch on his head. Immedi
ately his head, face and neck were en
veloped with Hames. Shrieking with
agony, thc boy dashed back and forth
?ibout thc room until he was finally
caught and thc Hames extinguished.
Ile was then removed to his home and
abbe.ndcd by a physician.
A Town Attacked.
A dispatch from Manilla says a
hundred ladrones atbacked bbc bown
of Nanjan, Island of Mondoro, Thurs
day. The consbabulary repulsed bhem
after a scattering fight which lasbed
several hours during which one lad
rone was killed and one was wounded.
Twenty women and children living In
thc town were wounded. Inspector
Crockett with a large force of mount
ed consbabulary, has swept through
norbhern Itisal and southern Bulacan
provinces, where ladrones have been
operating but he failed bo find a trace