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VOL. mzvrC BENNETTS VILLE; S. C., PIUDAY, FEBRUARY 20,1903.
HEARING- FOR BAIL.
Chief J m, tice Pope Continued Mat
ter of Irregularities.
THE AFPIDAVITS FOR TILLMAN.
Jloltzuiihuch ol UriKcfielil SwcurB to '
Kcai'iiiK ti Convers?t lott in thc
Semite. Thc DclV-.mhuit'H
Sdi-Defense I* I CH.
On a motion made before Chief
Justice Pope at Newberry on Thurs
day by Solicitor Thurmond, on the
part of the prosecution, thc hearing
on the application for bail of James
H. Tillman, charged with murder,
was postponed until Thursday 20th in
stant, when it will be'held In the su
preme court room in Columbia. Tu i
motion was sustained on the gr umd
that counsel for defense had not sub
mitted to State's counsel the affidavit-;
presented last Thursday, and State's
counsel therefore had no opportmity
. for reply. Following are the allida v
its in subit?neo, as they were sub
mitted. Mr. -Nelson Tor the defense
also presented thc testimony taken ar
the inquest over the body of N. C.
Before me personally appeared Pieb
ald iloltzcnhach, who hchig duly
sworn, says: "1 came to the city of
?Columbia on the 12th day of January,
??1903, for the purpose of trying lo get
a position as doorkeeper for the house
.of representatives but was unable to
get thc appointment and returned to
my home the 17th day of January, and
while 1 was in the State house a day
or two before thc unfortunate occur
rence, 1 was talking to Capt. I. A.
White, who was the keeper of one of
the committee rooms. While he was
there 3S. G. Gonzales saine hi and
asked White where his 'boss' was, and
Capt. White replied, '1 have lib boss.'
Mr. Gonzales said he meant Lieut.
Gov. Tillman. Ile said, 'I suppose ho
is neglecting bis duty, as be always
is.' At the time Gov. Sheppard was
presiding.- N. G. Gonzales sahl to
Capt. White he was referring to Lieut.
Gov. Tillman: that he made him show
the white feather on several occasions
and would make him show it again.
Shortly afterwards Mr. Gonzales went
Off. 1 don't recollect whether he
turned and went to the senate cham
ber. Soon after saw Gov. Tillman in
company with Senators Talbird and
Brown walking up Mainstreet. Sena
tor Brown was on the inside. Ile
dropped hack to speak to a lady and
left Lieut. Gov. Tillman with Senator
Talbird. Senator Talbird was on the
outside. Deponent noticed Mr. Gon
zales coming down t he street walking
$8Sflri ..Simirr'j'ctiOii "of the State house.
He had on an overcoat and each hand
in the pocket and lils thumb resting
on the top of pocket. As he got near
Gov. Tillman, he cut across the pave
ment and thrust his whole right, hand
til his overcoat pocket. 1 expected
from what I heard him say in the
State house that he intended to shoot
Gov. Tillman. About that time I
heard Gov. Tillman say,'Mr. Gonzales,
1 received your message,' and t hen im
mediately 1 heard a report, of a pistol.
1 didn't see where Gov: Tillman got
his pistol from, as 1 was watching Mr.
Gonzales, expecting tosee him shoot
Gov. Tillman. Gov. Tillman, after he
tired turned and walked off into Main
street. Shortly after he shot. Senator
Talbird said, 'This must stop,'and
several persons went t o M r. Gonzales."
.7. A. WHITE'S AFFIDAVIT.
An allidavit was read from J. A.
White, keeper of one of the commit
tee rooms, in which White said that.
. he recalled the events mentioned in
Iloltzenbach's allida vit and substan
tiating it in every particular, except
that not knowing N. G. Gonzales, he
did not say it was Mr. Gonzales.
TI IA.M A N '8 A FFI DA V IT.
u lief ire me personally ap pea rd .las.
II. Till ir?an who being duly sworn says:
That the statement herein made so far
as he is informed and believes, it is
proper to make at, this time, is as fol
lows: That for more than a year and
possibly longer, N. G. Gonzales has
villi lied deponent, pursuing him unre
lentingly with malice and venom which
deponent believes was never equalled
in the history ol' this Stale, charging
bim with being a liar, blackguard,
rogue, debauchee and villain and such
other epithets. IO ve ry 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 otlieer. That he bore all
this with patience all hough his private
lifo, heretofore considered sacred was
invaded, discussed and held lip lo pub
lic derision. Thal deponent had been
informed that during the campaign
lhere was a rumor t hat Gonzales had
said if Tillman had said the same
things in Columbia that he said else-!
where t here would, he a personal en
counter iii Which otic, would die. De
ponent was repeatedly urged and
warned t o look out for his safety while
in Columbia, by various parties. De
ponent was informed thal, Gonzales
came to I he State house and inquired
for deponent ano said that, he had
made deponent,show I he white leal her
on several occasions and intended to
make him doit, again. That deponent
verily hebe ves that N. C. Gonzales
at, I hat, t line was armed. I icponcnt was
still anxious to avoid an altercation
if it could he done honorably. Inas
much as deponent was about, to retire
from thc ollice he was removing his
personal belongings from the State
hmso lo his room in tlx; hotel and
among other t hings it became neces
sary to remove two pistols, one the
property of deponent, Hie ot her left in
thc room hy some one not known, bul
presumably some friend. While carry
ing these weapons to his loom, while
uiion Main street, he observed N. G.
Gonzales coining direct ly towards him,
glaring at, deponent, and with his
hands in his overcoat pockets. Sud
denly he pushed his hand into his
pocket on the righi side and turned to
wards deponent. Said Gonzales was all
the time glaring straight at deponent.
Believing his life in danger, deponent,
hurriedly said. "1 got your message,"
and tired. Deponent believed then and
believes now that Gonzales was armed
and intended to kill him. That he was
desirous of avoiding a dilliciilty with
Mr. Gonzales if he could. When Gon
zales cut across was the time depo
nent saw him thrust his hand in his
pocket. That, deponent when li?: left
the Slate house didn't, know he was
going lo meet Gonzales on tho st reel.
Deponent believes Gonzales was about
to draw a pistol upon him and there
fore he died upon him. Deponent, tired
to save himself, believing his life was
J. W. DeVorc and T. II. Rainsrord.
members o? the house from Edgelleld
eo?i o ty, made all H i av it that they knew
Capt. .I.A. White ls a man of unim
peachable character and au old Con
Judge l'ope sustained the motion
for a conti nuance. Here is his order
Slate of South Carolina.
County ol Richland.
The Stole against James ll. Tillman
Charged willi Murder.
After hearing read ilie testimony
taken before the coroner's jury, ami
the affidavits submitted on the part
ol defendant in Iiis application tor bail,
and the State's attorneys thereupon
asking for additional time in.which to
submit a tilda vi ls in reply to Hie af?l
ela vi ts on "the part of the defendant ,
it is ordered that the further hearing
of this motion be postponed until bl
o'clock a.m. of Thursday, lil February,
1HU:J. Tlie hearing to he had in the
supreme court room in the eily of Co
lt is furt he.- ordered I bat the de
(undent's council serve upon the coun
sel for IhcStaU on the Kith day or this
month, collies of the affidavits on the
part ol' d?tendant, and that thc Male's
counsel be required to serve upon t he
afternoon of the Kith day ol' this
month, copies of all affidavits in reply
which the State will use. at the hearing
ol'I his motion. And that t he d?tend
ant shall have the right louse addi
tional aftidavits in icply thereto at
the heaving in Columbia.
Let the petitioner be retained in the
custody of thc sherill ol uicliland
Y. J. l'ope,
Glilef J ustice.
Newberry, S. C., 12th February, loo.l.
James Minson shot ?cad ia tireen-1
ville hy .lohn (ioodwin.
A special dispatch from Greenville
to The State says a fatal shooting
took place between fi and (> o'clock I
Tuesday afternoon on Washington
street by which James Minson lost bis
life, in the twinkling of an eye. His j
slayer was John Goodwin, a young
man not more than 20 years of age,
who was a clerk in a store of T'fhlay
I hos. H bison was a horse dealer who
worked at l'ates & Allen's livery
The two men had been together for
several hours and apparently there was
no cause for the trouble which arose
over the purchase of a bottle of liquor
that Goodwin bad in his possession.
Tiley had crossed the street in the)
presence ol'several persons, and Good-1
win had walked ahead some dis
tance'when I Hilson called after him
and said he must ha ve some of it, sup
posed to he the liquor.
Hood win had gone about HO feet I
from Hinson, when he turned around
and drew his pistol, (iring tue first
shot in the air and then in a straight)
line tired directly at Hinson, the'
secourt shot striking Hinson in the I
left breast and going through the I
heart. He died almost instantly and
was carried into the office of Thack
slon & Son. Goodwin immediately
surrendered to a policeman and was
afterwards taken lo jail. Ile is well
connected and has been regarded very
favorably since, he came here from the
Hinson has been living here for
several'years, but went back occasion
ally to North Carolina, where he has
wile and two children. Ile was about
.'17 years old and a strong, athletic
man. lt i., another case of pistols
and whiskey as lhere does not seem to
have been any previous quarrel, and
an eye wit ness to thc shooting says
that lie was with them not ten
minutes before thc fatal shot was
tired, when they were friendly so far
as he knew.
STILL A NOT! I KU M Ult OKU.
A dispatch from Wal ter boro says I
Wednesday morning about II o'clock,
near Cottegeville, Allen Adams laid
wait for Henry Jaques and, with a
shot gun, sent a load of buck shot|
through his neck, instantly killing
him. Jaques was on bis horse and
never knew what struck him.
Adams and Jaques had a difficulty
Christmas. Mr. Jaquiet was a quiet,
peaceable man, while the reputation
(d' Adams in his community for peace
and order is not good.
The killing is greatly deplored.
Jaques leaves a wile with eight chil
dren, several ol' them small. The
sympathy ol' the people is with Jaques.
Adams came up Wednesday night]
and surrendered to Sheri IF Owens'.
A (html Hill Killed.
One of thc first measures that was I
t aken up in the Senate Tuesday was |
the hill which passed second reading
the day previous relating to thc
qualification ol' tile county superinten
dents (d' education. Tlie hill was1
called up for a third reading and im
mediately Mr. Sharpe moved an inde
llnlte postponement. Mr. Kaysor
moved to lay this mot ion on the fable.
The yeas and nays were demanded,
which resulted as lol Hows:
Yeas .Messrs. Aldrich, j hake,
ilroWn, Carpenter,Goodwin, Hcrndon,
llydrick, McLeod, Kagsdale, .1. W,
Kaysor, Stackhouse, Stanland-12.
Nays Messrs. brice, lintier, Hean,
Dennis, Douglass, Forrest, Gaines,
Hardin, Hood. Johnson, Manning,
Marshall. McCall, McDermott, Mc
iver, Peurlfoy, Sharpe, Sheppard, von
Kohl!I/., Warren, Williams-21.
So the motion lo lay on the table
was lost and bill killed.
AKUIIIHI Cru III,
A dispatch from Washington says
the commerce committee of the senate
decided Friday by a vole of eight to
seven to report adversely the (?rum
nomination. Two Republicans voted
against Cnirh. The indications are
?that the senate will take action on
this report before adjournment and
the present prospects are that the re
port ol' the committee will be. sustain
Wanted (lie Money,
lip in Michigan, Mrs. Hay, aged 80,
has been granted a divorce from her
second husband in order t hat she may
secure the renewal of a widow's pen
sion made void hy her second mar
riage. Mrs. Hay . will therefore be
looked upon somewhat in the light of
a grass widow.
To Bo Investigated by a Legislative
INTIMATIONS MADE IN DEBATE.
"Coon Corn, Old an<! Mellow," Kx
hiblted in tho Senate Chu lil -
her. No DrliikliiK on
As soon ns the Senate assembled
Tuesday evening the galleries ItoyrttII
Lo lill willi Spectators and before the
evening was over every available seat
was taken bli thc Hour of the chamber
with prominent personages, among
whom were the governor and Mrs.
When Mr. Hood's joint resolution
"lo appoint a committee to investi
gate the management of the dispen
sary" was sailed. Mr. Manning moved
til strike out tbc enacting clause and
declared the regular committee was
.empowered to make all necessary in
vestigations. Ile regarded this pro
posed investigation a useless expendi
ture of money.
This brought Mr. Stanland to bis
feet. Hu requested that he he allowed
to address the Senate from thc re
porter's ti?bl? iii front of the presi
dent's desk. Ills request being grant
ed Mr. Slunland came forward bear
ing in his arms a box with the name
of a well-known patent medicine
plainly branded on the bair sides, and
proceeded at once to display Its con
tents which were four different kinds
of whiskies contained in bottles of
Senator: "Arc you extending invita
Another senator: "Have you enough
to no around?"
Thc president's gavel stopped any
further jesting remarks, but could not
prevent the majority of thc members
from gazing longingly and anxiously
at the tempting spread before them.
They wondered what would come
Mr. Studland prefaced bis remarks
with thc statement that he Is not op
posed to thc dispensary, has always
advocated lt, but his purpose was to
pay his respects to the 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 to the dispensary the third
and the fourth day the people were
drinking this "Coon Corn-Old and
Mellow." Mr. Stanland went dil to
say that the Richland instilling Com
pany made one X .and two X corn
whiskey, gin, rum, apple and peach
brandy, all out of the same product.
And be thought that it had become
an annex of the dispensary; or rather
thc dispensary an annex of the distil
lery. Ile exhibited the various sam
ples an I alleged that certain products
were bought by 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
the dispensary a larger margin of
profit besides paying thc freight.
From this Mr. Stanland argued that
the profits accruing to the State were
dissipated and wrongfully diverted and
given to the 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 the
bottles from the table he read thc
name of thc lable, "Cream of Caroli
na." "Its real name," said Mr. Stan
land, "I cannot mention in this cham
ber, but 1 have written it on a slip ot
paper and hand it to the reporter."
On the slip of paper were written
the words, "ll- ?'Ire."
Mr. Stanland asserted that the last
general assembly had instructed the
management of the dispensary to re
duce their stock to $100,000 hut in
stead they had increased it nearly
$8.'l,000. The very fact that the man
agement is lighting this investigation
is proof conclusive that something is
Ile charged that thc dispensary li
quors arc adulterated by water and if
thc investigation Is ordered he prom
ised to produce all the necessary doc
uments and testimony. The regular
committee has no authority to go into
the internal management ?d' the con
cern, which handles a business
amounting to $.'1,000,000 a year and
he did not think the smali salary of
$100 a sullicient. amount to pay to
each of the members of the board in
compensation of their services.
Mr. Aldrich opposed the resolution
and said there was nothing brought
before the committee,nor in Mr. Stan
land's statements except the board
was discriminating in their purchases
in favor of thc Richland distillery.
The legislature in its wisdom had
granted them discretion in their deal
ings with distilleries within thc; Slate
and with foreign concerns, and bc saw
no wrong in what they had been ac
cused of doing.
Mr. Sharpe asserted that "the dis
pensary is allright." "Thc people,"
said he, "arc satisfied that it is the
best solution (d' the whiskey question,
and it is only tin; dissatisfied 'outs'
that are making all Ibis fuss." The.
(?illy trouble that exists rests hi the
minds of those who art; hostile to thc
institution and are based upon a
newspaper article signed by Mr. I ?ou
thit, who at one time was connected
wit h the dispensary.
Mr. Hood said that the national
government keeps a close watch on all
its employes and there is nothing
wrong lu the State doing the same. If
nothing is wrong thc friends ol' the
institution have nothing to fear and
the moral clfcct would more than
compensate the cost (d' the investiga
Mr. Mayfield opposed the resolution
at length and said that as a financial
success thc institution has done better
each year of its existence. In I Still
the dispensary's net profit to thc State
was $ 111,000; in 11)00, $474,000; in
1001, $045,000, and last year $">00,000.
Mc asserted that, the people are satis
tied and the appointment, of the com
mission would result in nothing more
limn a junketing trip.
The yeas und nays were demanded
on thc motion to strike out the re
solving words and resulted as follows;
Yous-Messrs. Aldrich. Blake, Hul
ler, Dean, ^Forrest, Gaines, Goodwin,
Hydride, .Johnson, Manuln?, Mayfield;
McLeod, ltuvsor, Sharpe, Sheppard,
Wilkor, Warren, Williams-18.
Nays-Messrs. l?rico, Ihowi, Car
penter. Davis, Dennis, Douglass, liar
din. 11 erndon, Mood, Marshall, Mc
Call. McDermott, Mciver, Peu ri roy,
G. ?W. liagsdulde. .J. W. Kagsdalc,
Staokhnuso, Stanland, Ta I hi ul-I?.
So thc resolving words wort; not
stricken out. and i,he joint resolution
passed to a third reading, lt, is ai
Section 1. That a cum ml lice con
sisting of live members. I wu nf whom
shall tie members nf tho senate, tu he
appointed tty thc president, thereof,
and three of whom shall he members
of the house, to he appointed hy the
speaker thereof, is hereby appointed
for lue purpose of examining into the
business management, methods and
control of the State dispensary as ad
ministered hy Hie directors thereof,
and hy the dispensary commissioner,
and hy any other ollleer or ofliecrs
thoreof.having administrative author
ity in connection therewith.
Sec. z.. Said committee shall have
power andj?lithor!ly tu send fur per
sons and papers, to administer oaths
hy its chairman,or any member there
of, to em pitty a stenographer and
other clerical assistants that it may
deem necessary; and such stenograph
ers 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 at Hie
Hmo and place at which he is re
quired, or tu answer any question pro
pounded by the said committee, tir
any member thereof, shall be deemed
in contempt, and shall he punished
there hy said committee, as may ho
done hy courts of record.
Sec. % Saki committee shall meet
in Columbia, and at such time during
tile present year as lt may lix, and
each member thereof shall receive the
same compensation per day, and mile
age, as is allowed mcmhers of the
general assembly, hut not to exceed
Sec. X. Said committee shiill make
its report to tile governor on Hie com
pletion of its investigations, with all
convenient speed, including the testi
mony taken, and the governor shall
transent the same to the general as
sembly on the li rsl day of thc next
The senate meets at 11 o'clock
?-'?neil lor Kissing.
The anti-kissing hill introduced in
the legislature of Virginia recently
has been taken seriously In TOngland
and the London Chronicle referring to
that measure says: "The proposed
American statute for the abolition ol'
kissing and a line of *? for each in
dulgence in unhygienic osculation is
not new. The old Pori lan blue laws
of Massachusetts forbade t he exchange
of kisses in public as a breach of youd
behavior. This law has never been
repealed, and nut very long ago there
was much amusement, and some in
dignation, in Huston, at, the arrest of
a prominent citizen for kissing his
wife in the street. Milan has a similar
ordinance against kisses* or other
amatory demonstration in public
places. It, dates from the time of the
St?rzas, and only a short time ago a
pair of perfectly respectable lovers
were hauled before a magistrate for
kissing each other in the park. Ile
ruled that though a kiss under such
circumstances was not. immoral, it was
inconsistent with Hie decorum o?.
civilization, and indicted a line of 12s.
A similar law imposed in Kngland on
bank holidays would make the income
tax a superllnity-if the tines were
Ali- Von i- Kootus.
There is a great di tlc renee between
changing the air in a room, and just
inixing it. Suppose you open one
window in an otherwise close room.
You may think you are gaining plenty
of fresh air, whereas you are only get
ting a more or a less impure mixture.
Every one has been taught, presum
ably, lu air a sleeping room in the
morning, especially if it has been
used during the day or evening, before
retiring. Thc average woman is likely
to feel that she lias attended to the
exigencies ol'the case when she has
thrown open a window and (-hised the
door. Thc fresh air comes in, lo he
sure, hut much of the old air remains,
and they light it, out between them.
The air in a room can not he through
ly changed until a dm ft hat been es
tablished. Impure air is thc runt of
muc.li sickness. Contagious diseases
which aro rare in the summer time
arc apt to gain headway in winter,
and the reason is not obscure. The
fear of admitting the cold keeps out
thc fresh air. Thc poisonous principle
or microbe becomes so concentrated
and virulent that ifs power is directly
increased, and from one case of small
pox or scarlet fever many cases grow.
In summer time fresh air is encourag
ed tu enter whereever it, will, and
contagi?is diseases languish lill win
ter and closed doors conn; again. -
A (?ooil Ainu Gone.
Dr. A. [J. M. Cu ny, une of the most
prominent educators in thc South,
died af Ashville, N. C., Thursday
night nf Height's disease, at the resi
dence of his brother-in-law, Col. Con
nolly. Dr. Curry had been critically
111 titi-the past two weeks. Mrs. Curry
arrived from Philadelphia last week
and was at the bedside of her husband
when his death occurred. The re
mains of Dr. Curry will be buried in
Hollywood Cemetery, Kiel)mond, Va.,
A Si runge sight.
The sudden appearance of an acre
of sea lish two inches long on a Cali
fornia hill tm miles from the ocean is
more interesting than the downfall ol'
frogs su often recorded. After a while
the atmosph?re may take tu carrying
larger tish ur a variety of marine ob
The young mau who only works
enough to cam his wages is always
the young man who complains because
he'cannot get, a better job.-Will M.
Ma upi ri in Thc Commoner.
TjlE PUBLIC HOKEY. I
The Appropriation Bill as Passed by ]
I . _
HOW THE MONEY IS SPENT, j
The Appropriations .Made Tor the]
J*Vi Maintenance t?I* thc Several
De pur I men and institu
tion ttl' the Stale.
j Thc appropriation lilli was taken up
In thc House on Wednesday.- Thc
biggest discussion at the morning
session was ibu proposition ttl renew
the annual appropriation ol' $15,000 to
prevent epidemics of contagious dis
. Mr. DoHruhl wanted lo reduce to
?.jo, ono. Mr. L'earriuin of Anderson,
Mr. Williams of lancaster and Mr.
Wi ugo of Green ville eal It'd attention
lothc fact that in I hese colin tics there
had been epidemics and their applica
tion tor help and rei'of bad been re
jected hy the Slate board of health.
If this money is spent who gets the
benefit of it. Mr. Williams moved to
cut nilli thc entire proposed applica
tion. This was voted down, ayes LS,
|The.Slate board or health was de
fended by Messrs. Moses. Tatum,
Cooper, Lancaster, Lofton, Jeremiah
Smith and Lcscsnc.
'Mr. Don mild moved lo cut the ap
propriation from ?15,000 to $5,000.
This was carried by a vote of (18 lo
SOUTH Cn??LIX? COMdiOK.
'Mr. IOU rd ottered an amendment
proposing to reduce the appropriation
from $28,000 to $24 j000. Mr. 10 li rd
said that last year he had warned the
house that the appropriations would
exceed thc Stale's income. This
prediction had been fulfilled. There
are other appropriations in the bill
from which the South Carolina college
will derive benefits. Ile proposed ho|
discrimination, but would move to re
duce proposed appropriations to all
.Mr. Towill, also of Lexington,
differed with Mr. lOtird. He speke of |
the good the college has done for over
one hundred years and referred with
feeling lo Hie splendid work being
done there now. It would not do lo
cripple thc institution.
>S\r. Ly les in reply to Mr. 10 ti rd sta
ted that the $7,50(1 for sewerage is an
extraordinary expense imposed hy
the city of Columbia; and should not|
come out of tlie fund for operating
IMr. Cooper called attention lo thc
fact that the college asked for more
binn tho.commttte had recommended,
although agr??t many ?f thc commit
tee ra vb red the increase in order "to |
pay valuable men good salaries.
Mr. l'a ri roy of Saluda supported Mr.
IStird's amendment. He decried the
tendency to increase appropriations.
Mr. Moses replied that not a single
appropriation td colleges had been in
creased. Furthermore the bill this
year is $42,000 less than the expendi
tures of last year. No appropriation
had been recommended unless it was|
The motion to cut thc appropria
tion failed by a vote of (ts lo lu. Mr.
Hornett wanted the appropriation fix
ed at $25,000. This, too, was voted I
down, and the committee's recoin-1
inondation, $28,000, was adopted,
Mr. Pollock ottered an amendment
to appropriate to thc public schools
$100,000. Mr. Pollock declared that
thc house had refused to put aside a
little extra dispensary prolits for the
benelit of the schools, and he felt it a
duty to introduce this amendment.
The State ol South Carolina has never
appropriated a cent for the public
schools while she has always given
liberally to the colleges, but the
masses should be taken cure of ti rsl.
There was no other discussion. Mr.
Dorroll moved lo table the amend
mcnl. This was lost by a vote of 48
to 51. Mr. Dorroh then moved to
provide that the money be applied t<
the counties in which it is raised. Mr.
Pollock urged that this would reduce
it to a local fax instead of a general
lax. Ile moved to table Mr. Dorr'oh's
amendment. This was lost by a volt
Of 2!? to 70.
Itel'ore Mr. Dorroh's amendment
could be adopted Mr. Ktbler moved lo
iudeliinlely postpone t he original Pol
lock amendment. The vote was 5."? lo
55, and Hie motion was lost.
Mr. Mauldiu moved lo continue thc
amendment. This was carried by
vole of (?ii lo 5 1 and the amendment
was killed. There would have been
another tlc vote, but three member
who had been with Mr. Pollock, voted
against thc proposition this lime
There were three roll calls ?ind ont
poll of the house on this amendment
so close was the vote.
Thc house passed an amendment
giving the governor's (illlcc an addition
al $2,500 for paying judges of special
courts if so much be necessary. The
governor's stenographer is also to gt
?lil increase of $loo.
Thc two li remen in thc engine room
of the State hollie get $15 a month ad
dilional for t he seven months they lire
employed, ?md there is a Slate hoii.se
j?nltressi nt $120 per annum provided
When the house took recess, the
following items in Hie bill bad bet
KXKCITI VU O Kl" I OKS.
Governor's ( mice Salary nf go vcr
nor, $3,000; private secretary $l..'!50;
stenographer $500: messenger, $400;
contingent fund, $5,000; stationery
and stamps, 300; civil contingent fund
( Mllcc of secretary of state Salary
1,ililli; cluer clerk, 1.350; extra clerk
hire, 1.200; contingent fund 200; sta
tionery and stamps, 500: books and
and blanks, 300.
Secretary of state as keeper of State
house and grounds-Two watchmen,
DOO; janitor 1(50: engineer, seven
months, 75, live months, 25, (?50; tlre
mcn (360 cacti), 700; contingent rund,
200; fuel; for Statehouse, 1,200; jan
1 tress, l?.o; repairs on State house,
[C0Nj|iNUKl> ON 1'AOK KOlMt.j
V Dill 1*UBSCS tho House tu Hour*
Kanizo 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 thc
Mr. Aull explained thc provisions
of the bill, lt keeps the governor
from being thc chief constable and
gives the constabulary a bead who
can give his personal attention to the
workings of thc constables. Ile de
scribed the annoyances to the gover
nor on account of having so ninny pet
ty details to keep up with. The bill
will not do away witt) the governor's
constabulary clerk who keeps up with
thc seizures, expense, etc.
Mr. Dclhuhl opposed the bill as it
provides for a new olllceati '. gives the
chief constable much latitude in ap
proving expense aceoiihls.
Mr. Tatum thought the governor
should bo given the machinery with
which to enforce the law. The chief
constable would save the State ten
t imes more than his salary if he were
any account. Then: are now over
1,000 applicant s lor places on the con
stabulary, and . thc .governor cannot
immediately go through that volumin
Mr. Pollock tnld.oflhe manifold du
ties ol' t he go verh?r who ought to be
relieved of passing upon every little
claim for liquor seined by constables.
Tho. governor will still be the respon
sible head. j
Col. Muses*and Col. TowiH favored
the bill. The latter declared that the
present law makes thc governor a con
stabulary clerk. He staled his sin
cere belief that the present governor
wants to enforce the law.
Mr. Pollock also favored the bill.
Mr. Nichols thought the district
chief constables could do this work
and save the salary of the proposed
Mr. Dowling thought this would be
removing the responsibility from the
governor's oilier, anti he objected. If
lhere is too mindi work t-> be done,
why not get another clerk in the gov
ernor's ellice to sift out the corres
Tile motion to strike out the enact
lng words failed by a vote of 'Sil to 75.
The bill provides for a chief consta
ble al a salary of $1,500 a year, and
expenses. The chief constable, witli
the advice or the governor, is autho
rized to appoint one (jr more State
constables at a salary of $2 per day
and expenses, seven assistant chief
constables at a salary of $'1 per day
and expenses, and one or more detec
tives at '"reasonable compens?t lon."
The expenses of the chief constable
are to be approved by the governor
and the expenses of the subordin
ates arc to bc approved hy the chief.
'I he latter is to have au olllce at the
State dispensary. The proposed
ijoiid of the chief constable is to $1,000;
and of the subordinates $500 each.
Salaries and expenses are to come out
general dispensary fund.
Mr. Aull proposed an amendment
that the governor and not the chief
constable should appoint the subordi
nates, but this was rejected and the
original bill passed intact.
A. New Disenso.
Thc mysterious "sleeping sickness"'
of West Africa, which has been thc
subject of late seicntilic Investigation,
proves to bea form of meningitis, dif
fering from ccrcbro-spinal meningitis
in its chronic and almost invariably
fatal character, lt is classed with hy
drophobia as one of the most deadly
diseases known, lt is communicated
from person to person in some un
known, lt 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 fiom one to
six months. Thus far it has been
known only among negroes, lt has
depopulated large districts, however,
and Its spread is feared through the
opening of Africa trade.
Overcome liy Oas,
Five men met death and ten were
overcome Thursday night hy the
fumes cd' gas escaping from the purify
ing box in the plant ol'the Northwest
ern Gaslight and Coke company at
Illue Island III. The men, under the
direction of Supt. Russell had been
engaged in changing thc purifier in
the purifying box. According to the
statements (d' men at the plant, when
the men Mulshed the work of changing
thc substance hi the box they did not
(dose the covers of thc box. When
the gas was turned on into the box for
the purifying process, it escaped in
volvines and the men were overcome
where they stood. Supt. Marlin is
among the dead. Thc other victims
Hear This in Mind.
Thc State says the governor has
been fairly Hooded with letters from
various parties throughout the State
reporting eases needing the assistance
of veterinary surgeons, particularly as
applied to diseases of cattle and live
stock. The governor asks that in
future all such notification's bc sent
direct to Dr. G. 10. Nesom at Clemson
college, who ls the Slate veterinarian.
All reports of smallpox cases should
be sent direct to Dr. James Evans at
Florence. Dr. 10vans is the secretary
ol' the State board of health and much
Hine and trouble can be saved by
writ ?og direct to him.
Hold Train Hohl up.
The Creal Northern passenger due
at Hutte Mont., at 0:45 Thursday
morning was held up and robbed at
Woodville, 14 miles from there. An
armed posse is pursuing. Two masked
men covered the sides of the train
with guns and after cowing the crew
uncoupled the engine and mail and ex
press cars and ran them two miles
ahead and secured about twenty
The fact that :tl?,000 horses were
eaten in Herlin last year, and thc
great horse-meat banquet in that city
the other night, at which OOH persons
ate heartily and joyously, maygreatly
alarm Kaiser Wilhelm, If thc rage
for horseflesh shall continue, how will
he get horses enough for the cavalry?
STRIKES ?ND LOCKOUTS.
Tho state Senate POBSOS. a Bill on
tho Subject. - (
In the Senate on Tusday Mr. John
son's bill "to prevent strikes, lockouts
and similar troubles," upon which
four committee reports had been
made, caused much discussion. The
object of the bill is to prevent recur
rences similar to. tho events In the
"Horse Creek valley" last summer,
when lb was alleged that operatives
were locked oftt to punish strikers in
the King mill in Augusta, Ga.
j Mr. Brown moved to strike out the
ena ting words and characterized thc
measure as an unwarranted interfer
ence in contrauturai rights of adult
Mr. Mayfield advocated thc meas
ure. It is not an interference of con
tractual rights but intended to' pre
vent the coercion of striking operative
punishing the innocent in another
Mr. Hood opposed the hill and said
that thc same rights and privileges
should bc extended alike to mill own
ers as well as operatives.
Upon the motion to strike out the
enacting words the vote was:
Veas-Messrs. Blake, Brown, But
ler, Carpenter, Dean, Douglass, For
rest, Hardin, 11 erndon, Hood, Man
ning, McCall, Mciver, Uaysor, Sharpe,
Sheppard, Tal bi rd-17.
Nays-Messrs. Aldrich, Brice, Den
nis, Caines, Coudwin, Ilydrick, John
son, Marshall, Miytied, McDermott,
McLeod, Ragsdalc, G. W., Ragsdale,
J. W., Stackhou.se, Stanland, Walker,
So thc' enacting words were not
Mr. Marshall introduced an amend
ment Indicting thc addi tonal penalty
of imprisonment at the discretion of
thecourt. Thc amendment was strong
ly resisted. On tim motion to lay the
amendment on the table the yeas and
nays were again demanded :ind the
vote resulted in a tic-li) to li). Lieut.
Gov. Sloan then voted in the nega
Thc vote was as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Aldrich, Blake,
Brice, Carpenter, Forrest, Goodwin,
Hardin, Ilerndon, Ilydrick, Johnson,
May Held, McDermott, McLeod, Rags
dale, J. W., Uaysor, Sheppard, Stack
house, Warren, Williams-19.
Nays-Lieut. Gov. Sloan, Brown,
lintier, Davis, Dean, Dennis, Doug
lass. Gaines, Hood, Manning, Mar
shall, McCall, Mciver, Peurifoy, Rags
dale, G. W., Sharpe, Stanland, Tab
bi rd, von Ivolnit/., Walker-20.
So thc motion was defeated and the
amendment adopted. The bill came
up for a second reading. Nothing
daunted the yeas and nays were again
demanded and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. ' Aldrich, Blake,
Brice, Dennis, . Douglass Forrest,
Gaines Goodwin, ilerndon, Hydrictr,
Johnson. Marshall, Mayfield, McDer
mott, McLeod, Peurifoy, G. W. Kaes
dale, J. W. Ragsdale, Stackhouse,
Stanland, Warren, Williams-22.
Nays-Messrs. Brown, Butler, Car
penter, Davis, Dean, Hardin, Hood,
Manning, McCall, Mciver, Raysor,
Sharpe, Sheppard, Talbird, von Kol
SD the hill passed to a third read
Sonic Census Mysteries.
From the returns of the hut census
it appears that out of H03 separate oc
cupations reported there are only
eight in which women workers fail to
appear, lt is not surprising that
there are no woman among the sol
diers, sailors and marines of the
United States government, yet there
are I5? women employed as "boat
man"' and sailors. Women haye not
yet invaded thc ranks of the city lire
departments, still not less than 879
women are returned in the same gener
al class of watchmen, policemen and
detectives." There are no women
street car 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
thc roofers and slaters, yet two wo
men arc returned as engaged in these
employments. There are 120 women
plumber, 45 plasterers, 107 brick and
stone masons. 211 paperhangers, 1,
750 painters and glaziers and 545 wo
men carpenters and joiners. No wo
men are returned tis helpers to steam
boilermakers, hut eight women work
at this industry as full mcchahics.
There arc lft.'l women blacksmiths,
571 machinists, :J,:170 women workers
in iron and steel, 890 in brass and 1,
! 775 women working in tin.
Brill;; them to Taw.
The Newberry Observer says: "Gov.
I Icy ward will have thc best sentiment
of the state, including Charleston it
self, in bis efforts to enforce thc dis
pensary law in Charleston; It can be
done. All that is needed ls a strong
band and a determination that it shall
bc done. There is no sense in having
some portions of tiie state to obey the
law and other perlions to defy it. The
conditions in Charleston arc 'peculiar.'
Certainly they are; and so are they
everywhere-hut thc law is uniform
and should be enforced impartially if
it takes every constable in the state
and more besides."
Hurrah lor Berkeley.
Tlie St Stephens Fcho and Bress
says. "You cati often hear our neigh
bors of adjoining counties calling
Berkeley County the "black county;"
of course this is because thc colored
element predominates, hut can our
sister counties make as nice a showing
as was made at the assembling of the
Court for the February term and the
Grand Jury failed to obtain a single
Unding. The Judge commended thc
Jury and the county, and we would
likewise wish and hope that such con
ditions might prevail thc entire coun
try over-but how futile such a wish
Tlie 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 subseription. There
was no debate.
The Man Wanted in Florence for tho .
Murder of Rogers.
WAS CAPTURED IN DENMARK.
Ho Had Formed Partnership With
Senator 8. G. Mayfield to
Plant Tobacco^ A Sud
A special dispatch ' from Denmark
to Tho State says .Wm. C. King,
wanted in Florence county for Una v'^Yj
killing of .Sam Rogers and tuc wound
ing of James Rogers.was caught there
on last Thursday. The dispatch says
"The firm of Mayfield & King, com
posed of Senator S. G. Mayfield and
Wm. C. King, tobacco planters, lias
been dissolved by the arrest of thc
Our intendant ai.d chief of police
biin? wide awake, saw in the Mr.
King, expert en tobacco planting, the
man wanted in Florence county for
murder and notified the sheriff that
he was here. Mr. Thos. Durch ar
rived here Thursday morning atan
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 trying to take him,
and knowing that he would be armed
and knew thc Florence sheriff at sight
it was decided for Mr. Burch to re
main out or sight and let our plucky
deputy, Capt. Hunter, arrest thc 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 King his
room was visited and in it was found
a Winchester rilL, 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 afr^r
the killing, from Sumter to Columbia,
and thence to Denmark, where ho-hos
been ever since; also that he ir.tiended
going back to Florence in time for
court. It seems strange that- he
should use 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 put in
a good word for-him.
"Mr. King, I learned, called on
Senator Mayfield Tuesday morring af
ter his arrival here and represented
himself as an expert on tobacco rais
ing and made a bargain with the sen
ator to plant 10 or 12 acres on shares,
he to do all the work and Mayfield to
furnish thc land aud fertilizers. Mr.
King was progressing nicely with his
new farm when the law steps in tc.-. .
day. It is hoped the senator wlilV ;V;.
succeed In getting another-partn?V tb "
carry on-this work, for it is believed
that our soil is the very thing for to
The Green Eyed Monster.
At Birmingham, Ala., John Smith,
a motorman, put lour bullets in the
chest and abdomen of A. T. Wright,
a molder, at the common boarding
house or Wright, himseir and Miss"
Gussie Gardner. Both young men
were enamored of the girl. Wednes
day night Miss Gardner went to the
show with Smith and they returned
at a late hour. Wright, just after the
young man had told the girl good
night, appeared In the hallway with a
pistol. Smith at once opened fire ou
him and inllicted what are bound to
be fatal wounds. The girl was a wit
ness of the tragedy. She spent a por
tion of thc day at the bedside of the
wounded young man, advising hlni to
A Desperate Fight.
Chief of Police Albert Hughes, of
Laurens, had a desperate encounter
lasting fully ten minutes with a negro
named John Workman whom he was
attempting to arrest Thursday night.
The negro resisted and struck the of
ficer a terrific blow on the head with
a Hat iron. This occurred in a cabin.
The fight was then transferred to the
yard, when in the struggle the negro
secured the chief's pistol but the offi
cer managed to keep him from using
it, and finally in a terrific grapple and
clinch the chief caught the negro's lip
in his teeth. About this time help
arrived and the coon was subdued.
The Knee Suicide.
A dispatch from Washington says
President Roosevelt's denunciation of
"Race Suicide" though a letter to
Mrs. Marie Van Vorst, author of
"The Woman Who Toils" which will
bc published, has stirred everybody in
Washington to such an extent that
Thursday statesmen interested with
the subject called on government
stat iticians for d ita of marriages and
families. The average size of families
of thc United States has decreased
steadily for the last 50 years. The
largest birthrate is in the South, but
it has decreased even there to an ap
preciable per cent.
A Cruel Joke.
Criminal action, it is said, will be
taken against the persons implicated
in thc burning of Fred Sands, a boy
of Jerricho, L. I. Fropi what can bo
learned, the boy had his hair cut at a
hotel. The barber soaked his hair
with alcohol, and some one threw a
lighted match on his head. Immedi
ately Iiis head, face aird neck were en
veloped with Hames. Shrieking with
agony, the boy dashed back and fori h
about thc room until he was finally
caught and thc Hames extinguished.
He was then removed to his home and
attended by a physician.
A Town AM nuked.
A dispatch from Manilla says a
hundred ladrones attacked the town
of Nanjan, Island of Mondoro, Thurs
day. The constabulary repulsed them
after a scattering fight which lasted
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 constabulary, has swept through
northern Risal and southern Bulacan
provinces, where ladrones have been
i operating but he failed to find a trace