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Election? Held in Legislative Joint
Assembly on Thursday.
NAMES OF THE LUCKY WINKERS
AU of Them Are Good Men and They
Will Fill the Different POBI
' Hon to the Satisfac
tion ot' All.
The total work of the Legislature
Thursday is very nearly represented
by these elections:
Associate JuBtlce, Chas. A. Woods,
Directors of the State Penitentiary,
J. O. Wingo, of Greenville; D. 13.
Peurifoy, of Saluda.
State librarian, Miss Lavinia H.
Laborde, of Columbia.
State commissioner of the dispen
sary,.William O. Tatum, o? Orange
Chairman of the State board of con
\trol, H. H. Evans, of Newberry.
('Members of the State board of con
trol, (dispensary,) John Bell Towlll,
of Batesburg; L. W. Boykln, of Cam
Members of the board of trustees
for the South Carolina College, C. E.
Spencer, of Yorkville; Robert P. Ha
mer, Jr., of Marion.
Trustees of Clemson Agricultural
College, G. Duncan Bellinger, of Co
lumbia; Jesse H. Hardin, of Chester;
Ivy M. Mauldln, of Plckens.
Trustees of the State Colored Col
lege, at Orangeburg, A. G. Brice, of
Chester; J. W. Floyd, of Kershaw.
Trustees for Winthrop Normal and
Industrial College, D. W. McLaurin,
of Marion; Dr. T. A. Crawford, of
a Rock Hill.
Trustees for the Citadel, Col. C. S.
Gadsden, of Charleston; W. W. Lewis,
The final elections were for mem
bers of the board of visitors of th?
Citadel. Col. C. S. Gadsden, of
Charleston, and W. W. Lewis, of
Yorkville, were nominated and re
elected without opposition.
Senator Hardin asked who were the
incumbents, so that another mistake
.would not be made. The elect-ions
were for six years.
There was much confusion about
the elections of trustees for Clemson
and Winthrop colleges. In some way
Mr. Sense's name was not presented
for re-election and he wis not renam
ed, simply because his nomination was
not presented, and a third trustee had
to be found in Mr. Mauldin.
When it came to the election of
g^auste?S^.J"or Winthrop College the
'""name o?*T?Tr'. D. W. MoLaurin was
presented, and following it Senator
Brice named Dr. T. A. Crawford, a
former valuable member of the board.
Ho one seemed to know whose terras
expired. It was known rhat Mr. Mc
laurin had to be re-elected, hut whose
term was otherwise to be lilied no one
knew. The election proceeded, and
then there was surprise when it was
suggested that Senator Tillman was
being dropped from the board in thc
same accidental manner that Mr.
Sease had just been left off of the
In the case of the South Carolina
College, Blips announcing the full sit
uation had been distributed amone
the members and there was uo con
After the vote had been sarted then
was no way to undo the t rouble.ijN(
one seemed positive as to whethei
Senator Tillman was being legislatec
off of the board or not, but suet
seemed to be the Impression. ..T/icn
seemed, however, to be no remedy, il
desired. After the entire voting ol
the evening hacheen concluded, Mr.
Bunch askGiHT a quorum had voted.
President'Sloan stated that a q?orunc
had .not voted for members of thc
^boJMrd of-trustees of the Citadel, bul
thutti^e business of the joint assembly
having -been concluded, it stood ad
_ ifm-nnj^ iX- BJCHATOK TILLMAN*?
Thero were 81 votes cast for the
Winthrop trustees, and 8"' would be a
quorum. The point of no quorum
was not made at the time or after the
election had been announced, as tc
the Winthrop elections, but the rec
ords will Rhow that 81 votes were cast
for Winthrop trustees. It is stated
that a quorum is not necessary in a
joint assembly, but wh it the parlia
mentary law would be is not settled
now. Some say that the Journal
would show no quorum, and that the
elections will not stan 1 on that ac
count. They have, however, been de
clared. Then, lt ls contended, that
the joint assembly having adjourned,
the question of the Winthrop vote can
only be raised in joint assembly, and
not in the Senate or thc House.
It ls suggested that another concur
rent resolution would have to be
passed calling for another joint assem
bly to take up the matter.
Although it ib said that Senator
Tillman is the member who has been
dropped there seems to be no certain
ty about this matter.
Inquiry was made after the joint
assembly had adjourned and it de
velops here that in 1H0? the Journal
shows that there were seven mem
bers of the Winthrop board elected,
.and that they were to draw lots for
h^TTT??Tiriiof office. Who drew the
different terms was never reported
here, and no commissions were ever
issued to the members of the board
so as to Indicate their respective
terms. The South Carolina College
trustees are the only ones holding
commissions as required. The min
utes of the board would show what
terms expire at this session, but there
is no record of it here. From what
can be understood Thursday the term
might be that of Senator Tillman, or
of Mr. Roddey, or of Dr. Edward S.
I'HOCEEDINOB IN DETAIL.
The joint assembly was called to
order at ll o'clock by Lieutenant Gov.
Sloan/ Clerk Hernphill announced
the purpose of the joint assembly and
order of elections.
Mr. Sloan announced that the lust
electlou was that of an Associate
Justice for eight years, to lill the
position now held by Associate .1 ustice
Charles A. Woods, of Marion.
Senator Brown nominated Mr.
Woods for re-election and Senator
Stackhouse seconded the nomination.
The roll being called, showed that
every member and Senator present
voted for Mr. Charles A. Woods, and
having received the unanimous vote,
President Sloan announced the elec
tion of Mr. Charles A. Woods as Asso
ciate -Justice for the term of eight
MANY WANT IT.
The next election was for two mem
bers of tho board of directors of the
State;Penltentiary. Curiously, for an
office with so lituio compensation,
there were seven candidates, all of
whom ate or have been membors of
the General Assembly. The candi
dates presented were:
, J. O. Wingo, member from Green
ville, by Senator Dean and Mr. K. S,
Mr. Peter F. Hollis, a former mem
ber from Chester, presented by Sena
tor Hardin and Mr. A. C. Ly les.
. Mr. D. B. Peurifoy. member of the
House from Saluda, presented by Sen
ator Re?dy and Mr. Herbert.
! Mr. W. B. Love, of York, former
member and Senator from York, pre
sented by Mr. Beamguard and Senator
1 Mr. W./p, Mann, former . member
from Abbeville, presented by Sonator
Marshall and Mr. Haskell.
Mr. W. D. Kirby, member from
Cherokee, presented by Senator But
Mr. W. M. Brown, member from
? Messrs Love and Mann are the
present members of the board who
stood for re-election.
The tirst ballot resulted as follows:
J. O. Wingo, of Greenville, 09; Peter
J. Hollis, of Chester, 31; D. B. Peuri
foy, of Saluda, OG; W. B. Love, of
York, 54; W. D. Mann, of Abbeville,
47; W..D. Kirby, of Cheraw, 3; W. M.
Brown, of Oconee, 10. Total vote
east, 133. Necessary to elect, 77.
There was no election on the tirst
ballot. The names of Mr. Brown and
Mr. Kirby were withdrawn after the
The joint assembly then prepared
for the second ballot, which resulted:
J. O. Wingo, of Greenville, 82; D. B.
Peurifoy, of Saluda, 81; W. D.iMann,
of Abbeville, 53; W. B. Love, of
York, 52; Peter T. Hollis, of Chester,
38. Necessary to election 77.
Messrs J. O. Wingo and B. D. Peu
rifoy were declared elected. Both are
now active members of thc House of
Representatives and take the place of
Messrs Mann and Love, who were
elected when they were active mem
bers of the General Assembly.
ONE UALLOT EACH.
The next election was for State
librarian. The candidates were Miss
Lindie H. LaBorde, of Richland, who
has lilied tlie position with credit and
satisfaction; Miss Julia Tompkins, of
Columbia; Miss Annie B. Dacus, of
Anderson; Mrs. J. A. Muller, of Lex
Miss LaBorde won In a walk against
thc entire Held. The vote resulted:
Miss Linnie II. LaBorde, 103; Miss
, Julita Tompkins, 21; Miss Annie B.
I Dacus, 20; Mrs. .). A. Miller. 0. Total
vote, 150. Necessary to elect, 7Sh
Miss Lavinia Hagood LaBorde was
declared eloctcd for ~t term d two
years as State librarian.
Thc next election,was that of State
dispensary commissioner-perhaps the
most profitable otllce in the State.
Senator Raysor nominated for the po
sition Mr. W. O. Tatum, a member
of the House from Orangeburg Count
ty. During the early days of the ses
sion there were several candidates in
Hie lield for the position, hut it soon
became so appearent that Mr. Tatum
was a winner that all opposition to
him faded away and he was unani
mously elected without any opposi
tion. The term of otllce. is for two
After thc election of Mr. Tatum as
commissioner the next election was
! that of chairman of thc State board ol
There were two nominees for thc
' position. Mr. H. H. Evans, of New
' berry, who is now a member of the
" present dispensary board of directors.
Opposed to him was Mr. John A. Mc
5 Dermott, of Dorry, a former Senate)
} from that county.
r Thc vote for chairman of the hoare
1 of directors stood: Herbert ll. Evans
! 0ft pj. A. McDermott, 50. Vote cast
5 155, Necessary to elect, 78.
r Mr. II. H. Evans was, therefore, de
r dared elected chairman of the boan
for a term of two years.
Mr. Evans is the only member o
1 the board who stood for re-election
? and he was promoted to the chairman
1 ship Thursday.
' NEW MEMJUiHS OK^/^l^id^enH(
contest for the two additional mern
hers of the board of control. The norn
'? inees were: John Bell Towill, of Lex
? ington: Joseph B. Wylie, of Chester:
1 Mr. tt. Wittaker Boykin, of Camden:
! R. II. Walker, of Barnwell.
1 Mr. Towill is at present an active
member of the House of Representa
Mr. Wylie is a business man from
Mr. L. W. Boykin, of Camden, is a
successful farmer and business man
aiid has previously been a candidate
for this same position.
Mr. Walker, of Barnwell, is one of
the modest and retiring members of
the present House of Representatives,
who has little to say, never makes a
speech and does not push himself in
It was not altogether expected that
there would he an election upon the
tirst ballot, but it resulted as follows:
.lohn Hell Towill received 95 votes: L.
W. Boykin; 81; Joseph B. Wylie, 7u:
ll. H. Walker, 02. Total votes cast,
154. Necessary to elect, TS.
Mr. Towill and Mr. Boykin were
therefore declared to be elected for
terms of two years each as members
of the State boards of directors of Hie
After this announcement thc joint
assembly, under the terms of the reso
lution assembling that body, took a
recess until Thursday at 8 p. m.
TUB NIGHT SESSION.
When tlie joint assembly met again
at 8 o'clock Hie first elections were for
two trustees of tlie South Carolina
College. There were two positions on
j the board* to he tilled. Mr. Julian
Mitchell, bf Charleston, who has ser
ved so efficiently as a trustee for eight
years, declined to stand for re-elec
tion. His service lo Hie South Caro
lina College has been effective and
elllcient, but he wished to retire and
the College reluctantly loses him as a
trustee. Mr. Robert P. Hamer, J.,
an alumnus of the College, and re
cently president of the Alumni Asso
ciation, was elected in Mr. Mltchelal
place. Mr. C. K. Spencer, of York,
was re-elected on the board without
Tue next election was for three
trustees for Clemson College. Mr.
Jesse IL Hardin was renominated,
(bu. H. Duncan Bellinger was named
for the vacancy occasioned by the
death of ~S\r. Harris. There was no
nomination for the third place. Presi
dent Sloan asked for nominations and
kept on asking, and Anally Mr. Mor
gan Jumped up and nominated his
friend, Capt. Ivy M. Mauldln. There
seemed to be absolutely no one in
charge of the matter and later on,
after it was too late for remedy, it
was found that Mr. L. A. Sease's term
had expired and that no one knew of
lt. Mr. Sease was one of the lirst
graduates of Clemson. At tirst it was
urg-edi there were only two places to
fill, liut President Sloan said the reso
lutUni called for three places, and he
must have that many nominations
and votes, and later on lt was found
that .Mr. Sense had been uni ul en ti? ni
al! y legislated out of ofllee.
?WAS TILLMAN UHOI'l'ED?
The- election had proceeded as lt
had started, and thc trustees .elected
were G. Duncan Bellinger, Jesse H.
Hardin and Ivy M. Mauldin. Mr.
Sease waa given two votes, although
The next elections were fur the two
trustees of the State Normal and In
dustrial College, at _.-Orangeburg.
There was no opposition to the re
election of the incumbents, A. G.
Brice, of Chester, and J. W. Floyd, of
When the two trustees for Winth
rop were to be nominated there seem
ed tb be^no one who knew whose
terms expired. It was known that
Mr. D. W. McLaurln'8 term expired,
but who the other trustee was whoso
term expired nu one knew.
Senator Brice nominated Dr. T. A.
Crawford, who was formerly on tho
board. There were no further nomi
nations, and Dr. T. A. Crawford and
D. W. MeLaruln received the entire
After the nominations had closed
there was inquiry as to whose terms
were being tilled. Nu one seemed lo
know, but the nearest that cuuld be
learned was that the successor of
Senator Tillman was beiug elected un
the board. Nu ono seemed to know
deliuitely, but the advices were that
Senate? Tillmau had been dropped
from Mit Winthrop board iu the same
way that Mr. Sease had been left off
the Clmsou board. Messrs. McLaurin
and Crawford were therefore elected
without opposition. Thia ended thc
elections aud the joint assembly dis
BLIND TIGERS SCARCE.
Governor Hoy ward lins About Bro
ken Thom Up in Colitmbiti.
Evidently visitors to Columbia feel
the same drought in the way of secur
ing strung drink that citizens experi
ence. Sume une came duwn from
Yorkville this week wanting a glass
of beer and afterwards told his expe
rience to a reporter of the. Yorkville
" 'You may say what you please
about the enforcement uf the dispen
sary law; hut I'll tell you as a Tact
that Governur Hey ward has the tigers
on the run in Columbia.' The speaker
was a Vorkville citizen who spent a
part of last week at the capital.
'With a friend, who though not a
resident knew more about t lie city
than I,' thc gentleman continued; 'we
made a search fur a glass of beer.
The tirst place at which we inquired,
was a restaurant where 1 had frequ
ently bought beer. 'Wc don't keep
it,' said the pruprietor, and wc re
newed our search. My friend led the
way to a place uf which he knew, and
there the prnprietur directed us tugo
thrungli the baek way and upa Hight
ol stairs. Alter we had mounted thc
stairs about half way tb thc Second
story we came to a lattice work door
securely lucked, lt was opened by a
negro. Then we followed along a
dark corridor winding about with con
fusing turns until we came to anuthcr
? lucked door. There we rapped re
peatedly for fully a minute, and tlnal
' ly the door was unlocked by a white
man. We told the man what we
! wanted and followed him through
. some more winding corridors in which
> there were no lights,' coming out flri
? ally into a large roum, the door of
? which was unlocked. The room was
. tilled with people engaged in games of
all kinds, principally poker and thc
1 like. It was a regular gambling den.
, We tuld uur guide that we wanted
, beer, and he turned us uver to a negro
porter who declared that there was
- but a single bottle in the place and
1 he would get it fur us. He produced
the bottle and poured uut a glass for
f each. After we emptied the glasses
, my friend put down a dollar. The
- porter declined to take tho money,
saying that no beer was sold in the
j iiiiu iirjme in, and un reaching the out
; side, my friend sought to pay the pro
. prietor: but he also declared that
. there was no charge, so the bill was
. not settled. Of couise, I would not
! pretend to say that there arc riot doz
ens and dozens of tigers lu Columbia
, fur people who know thc ropes. In
deed, it is probable that tho peuple
who own the den where we got the
beer make a business of selling whis
key and beer to people they know:
but if my own experience is to be
taken as any kind of an index to the
situation, buying such refreshments
on the sly is rather up hill business
for .strangers." '_
A STRANGE WILL.
Gives IliH Money to clio Church lu
strad ol' His Family.
"1. William \V. Kendall. Kansas
City, being of sound mind and memo
ry, realizing my obligation to my
family; and ray God, never forgetting
the debt of gratitude I owe my Heav
enly Falber for the gift of his dear
Son, Jesus Christ, who left His lutine
in heaven rind came to earth, taking
upon Himself the sins of the whole
world, expiating them on 11 io cross,
that whosoever believe! h in I lim
might not perish, but have everlast
ing life, and thai includes ?ne; henee
I make this, my last will and testa
William Worth Kendall, who was
a shoe manui'at mer of this city, pro
ceeds aller .this prelude to his will
liied here for probate, lo leave $0,000
each to his wife, Mm i ly C. Kendall,
and his lo I ir children, and lo the
Methodist church 8250,000, the resi
due bf his estate.
The will cont innes:
"It is my will that the balance of
my estate, one quarter million dollars,
shall be held in t rust as a sacred fund,
the income of'which shall be used for
the building of Christ 's Kingdom on
earl h under the auspices ol' Hie Meth
odist Episcopal church. The lund
shall bo called the William W. Ken
dall lund of the Methodist Episcopal
'Ml is my will thal this fund shall
be divided among the benevolent en
terprises of (he Methodist Episcopal
church as follows: Teri twenty
fourths the board of church extension
of the Methodist Episcopal 'Loan
fund; t hieu twenty-fourths, -thc Ma
sons' society or .Sou 11 ie rn Educational
society;- three twenty-fourths, educa
tional fund; three twenty-lou il hs,
permanent fund for worn-out preach
A clause in the will directs that if
?my of the behollclnrles attempts to
break it, his or her share shall be re
duced to $1.
~~Why Do We Di?T
Vital statistics (Slnsaiflod shows the respira
tory organs to bo tho feeble point in riinn;
Diseases of tho lunns uro out of nil pjroporl ion
in (nullity, 'hiko Taylor's Cherokee Remedy
cf Sweet Gum and Mullein fur cehgfis, c?lus
and consumption, ut ? Druggists 2~> and" 50cUl
i per bott lo.
FOll BETTER ROADS.
Tho Meeting in Columbia Wai Well
Attended last Week.
SENATOR LATIMER'S ADDRESS,
lu Which He Explained lits Plan of
Working Up a Federal Appro
priation for the Purpose
of Better Roads.
The Good Roads Convention met In
Columbia on Tuesday, 19th Instant,
and was called to order by President j
F. H. Hyatt. After prayer by Rev.
M. L. Carlisle, the roll was called, and."
lt was found that thirty counties were
represented. The address of welcome
was then delivered by Gov. Hey ward,1
who declared that the two most Ira-'
portant questions before the peopt?
now are improving thc highways ano j
bringing immigration into the State.1 j
Gov. Heyward was present when this j
organization was formed and he has
attended every meeting since. Ile j
has seen the good accomplished by the):
movement. He ls glad that this .j
meeting is held while- tho legislature j
is ip session. The supervisors know
from experience what is needed andy
the association can suggest to the;!
legislature what is needed. The roads',
must be improved and must be im-, j:
proved with the use of money, iW
believes that wise legislation will be
enacted at this session and Jie pledged
his support to every measure and
any movetaent of the proper kind.
He had not attended as many good
roads meetings In the summer as he
had wished for the duties of his offlcc
had not permitted it. The following
account of the proceedings is from
Senator Latimer was then present-f
ed by Mr. Hyatt who said that the j
senator had broken two important en-j
gagenients in the north in order to j
make this appointment. I
THE HK1UTAGE OF HAD HO A US.
In explaining his interest In the j
improved roads movement Mr. Lati
mer said thi t no question is more irry 1
portant, and none more neglected).
The system .of road making here ?S
handed down from Great L$rltatn,s
where the roads were poor until tho
government took up the matter pt
road building. All history shows that
good roads are built by the govern
ment. Individuals cannot do it; rural
communities cannot do it for t hey feel
too keebli? the burden of t?X5*tio?!.
If ever we better our conditions, it
will be by the aid of the federal gov
Under the proposed law lt will be
necessary for the people whose inter
ests are affected to raise one-half be
fore the government will help. It
costs 25 cents per mile for every ton
hauled over the dirt roads. If the
cost of transportation ls doubled, the
consumer pays that increased cost.
Thc government ls asked to make an
appropriation which will help every
citizen. He then suggested three
ways lb which the farmers can raise
half the money in' order to get the
federal appropriation, by direct taxa
tion, by commutation tax and issuing
TUE TAX OF HAD HOADS.
Ho then endeavored to show thai]
the farmer who pays .$20 ad(li~; v:.J 1
taxes to secure good roads will fct
back $r>0 a year lu the saving of tim
aru! cost of transportation. It vim,
give employment to negroes in the
sumir. . i.nd will increase the value of
a farm S>5 an acre to have a macad-1
am road through it. . This would take
money out of the federal treasury and
will give it circulation in the ruraJ
lt will Improve the rural condition]
and will keep the young men uni
young women in the country, and wil
help even schools and churches. Six
it is useless to multiply examples rf
good effects willoh would result
What, is needed is a practical way li
get at paying for these roads. Jeffer
son himself recommended federal ap
propriations for good roads. Mr. L;t
i mer suggested that there be a dlrejt
tax, thc revenue to be obtained to lc
doubled by an equivalent from tye
federal treasury. /
The farmers will be required
maintain the highways and to ?/ve
the rights of way. This will c/inii
nate all question of eminent domain
and federa jurisdiction. The city of
New York pays taxes on more money
than any three southern States com
bined, and thc pro rata which would
ht paid into this State from a federal
road fund would bo greater than the
amount paid in, for Mew York uses so
much impertcd material that her pro
rata tax is heavy.
ALI. GOES TO NATIONAL HANKS.
Mr. Latimer declared that while
there ls $.'1)0,000,000 lying idle in the
federal treasury, and millions are be
ing spent in the colonies and on rivers
and harbors, nothing is done for pub
lic roads. In the next few" years
there wiil be $000,000,000 more in the
treasury. What is being done with
it? It is being loaned to natioual
ba?.ks at no interest, taxing the
masses of t he pc..pie that a few may
become Immensely rich, lt would
prove a blessing to the people to put
it in the rural communities, whereas
it is wellnigb a curse now. The cost
of the canal, if thc canal is ever built,
will be but a small part of thc sur
Ile declared that to give this to
good roads is no more local legislation
than to build dykes on the Mississippi,
to irrigate the arid lands in the west,
$.1,Ono,ooo for good roads in the Phil
ippines and other millions for open
ing rivers and harbors. This surplus
will be wisted or squandered, why
not put it among the people?
Ile declared that he had made a
canvass of the senate and that two
thirds ol' the senators arc in favor of
it, and ail but three members of
i he agricultural committee favor it.
In thc house two-thirds of the mem
bers are said to favor it, but it will
be dinioult to get a bill through the
house at this session, as Speaker Can
non will try to hold it up. Ile wants
to tack a rider on the agricultural
bill and get it through the conference
commmittees. "We want this legis
lation, and we will have lt," he said.
His \ rind pal object in coming herc is
to get the legislature to endorse his
;. EN ATO U LATIMEH'S PLANS.
On request, Mr. Latimer explained
that tho appropriation of *24,U00,0OO
would give South Carolina $121,000.
Ile proposes to have the appropriation
made in three annual payments. His
idea is to get $50,000,000 appropriated
at thc expiration of three years. Ile
claims that it is Democratic In every
He claimed that the fund to be
raised in a county is in lieu of com
mutation tax, and he declared that
the amount now paid for roads and
l)J figea is more tuan enough to,cbtaln
Mr. Hyatt, In making hfc annoar
port, referred briefly to the work of
3 paBt year. The court "houBe waa
and the dinner hour waa ap
? ? "hing. He had been in the move
it since lt had started five or
K " /ears ago. It was slow work at
the roads were so long and so
3y. But the work was started a
l! ..? at a time, radiating from the
rjlOtirt house', and now in some counties
t lie re are 25 miles of permanent im
provements annually with, repairs on
j ?00 miles additional. In only a few
( ?ounties was there a special levy of one
aili last year. This great movement
s here to stay, he declared, and even
: QOW the annual expenditure on roads
ind bridges is 8300,000, and the State
; pcs not feel it.
rh 8ENATOK LAI IM KU THANKED.
\ tAt the afternoon session the com
pt?e on resolutions submitted a re
t in which the efforts of Mr. Lati
ner were commended very warmly
and his plan endorsed.
1 There was a lot of complaint be
I ause the railroads bad failed to no
: ify agents ot the reduced rates to
1 he convention. Mr. Hyatt will en
deavor Tuesday to have the reduction
i jude ca thc return coupons.
Mr. Hyatt, Senator Latimer, Mr.
. A. Hanks of St. Matthews, Mr.
iblver Williamson of Darlington and
r. I. II. McCalla of Abbeville were
.poi ii tod a committee to attend the
meeting of the national association in
Washington next Monday to meet the
c/ongressloual committees now i
?barge of Senator Latlmer's bill.
Mr. F. H. Hyatt was elected presi
lent and Mr.-Earl Sloan secretary of
he State convention. Mr. J. M. Ma
jlor of Greenwood was elected treas
The convention will not meet until
1 o'clock Wednesday in order that
the members may witness the work
of roadbuilding machines at Hyatt
i Nearly two-thirds of the county su
I per visors of the State were present
and the meeting iu thc afternoon con
wisted principally in the exchange of
experiences, comparing notes as to
the cost of feeding convicts and as to
the relative merits of free iabor and
NAMES OK DELEGATES.
The following delegates were pre
Abbeville-G. N. Nickels, I. H.
McCalla, R. Sondlcy, S. A. Shannon,
W. D. Mann.
Anderson-J. N. Vandlver, A. C.
Latimer, Oliver Holt, G. P. Browne,
M L. Bonham, H. H. Watkins, W.
C. Latimer, W*. P. Wright, E. M.
Bucker, Jr., J. B. Leveritt, S. N.
Pearraan, Geo. E. Prince, J. T. Ash
ley, H. F. Celey, T. T. Wakefield, J.
E. G. Ashley and S. N. Browne.
Beaufort-Jos. S. Claghorn.
Berkley-J. H. Harvey, J. W. S.
Hreeland, I. St. Clair White, D. M.
Cherokee-J. V. Welchell.
Chester-John O. Darby, J. T.
Brigham, Paul Ilemphill, J. S. Me
Keown, P. L. Hardin.
Chesterfield-Smith Oliver, G. K.
I Laney, W. P. Pollock, Edward Mc
I Clarendon-T. C. Owens, J. C. Lan
Colleton-J. E. Moore, John Black,
D. L. Smith.
Darlington-W. A. Dowling, E. M.
- y Dorchester-Cyrus Mims.
Edgelleld-T. S. Rainsford.
Fairfield-J. Q. Davis, .Ino. D. Har
Florence-R. P. Byrd, A. H. Gas
que, \V. B, Gause.
Georgetown-J. H. Read.
Greenville-J. E. Speegle, T. P.
Neves, J. H. Gaines, C. D. Smith, J.
W. King, A. Cooksey, G. H. Mahon,
T. L. Hocknell, J. B. Marshall.
Greenwood-J. M. Major, Geo. E.
Dorn, Capt. J. H. Brooks.
Horry-J. L. Boyd, G. F. Stalvey,
W. L. Mlshoe, D. A. Spivey, F. A.
Burroughs, Jeremiah Smith.
Kershaw-J. W. Floyd. W. K.
Lancaster- L. J. Perry.
Marion-J. P. Stackhouse, Dr. J.
H. David, E. L. Moore, A. B. Jordan.
Marlboro-D. I). McColl, Jr., C. F.
Moore, R. M. Pegues, A. J. Mathe
Newberry-J, T. Perry and E. H.
Orangeburg-O. M. Dantzler, D.
M. Westberry, A. F. Fairey, J. A.
Hanks, E. C. Hoover, Dr. W. T. C.
Bat s. Manly Ilungcrplller, J. A. Sal
Richland-S. II. Owens, W. A.
Douglass, A. P, Haskell, W. D. Caugh
maih E. G. Tonchberry, W. H. Sllgh,
Di H. Goble.
Saluda-B. Matthews, D. B. l'euri
Spartanburg-K. D. Edwards, F.
C. Bates, 1. C. Blackwood, D. M.
Sumter-W. H. Seale, F. E. Thom
as, E. VV. Dabbs, J. M. Woodley."
Union-T. J. Bendenbaugh, J. M.
Mobley, W. F. Bobo, A. C. Ly los, J.
Williamsburg-.1. J. Graham, K.
D. Blomloy, S. J. Singlctary, P. S.
York--T. W. Boyd, F. H. Barber,
J. B. Johnson, J. Edgar Poag, J. E.
Beamguurd, W. H. Moore, P. D. Bar
Lee-J. O. Durant, J. A. Rhame,
W. McD. Creen, J. P. Kilgore, Edwin
Wilson, T. J. Bell, Dr. L. A. Peebles',
P. W. McKenzie.
The Good Roads convention con
cluded its work Wednesday and ad
journed. There were reports which
show that in each count) thc work
last year was double that of the year
before, and the prospect is that thc
year U)U4 will witness even greater
progress. More machinery is being
bought and thc supervisors arc giving
more at tention to tho proper use of
Chaingang labor. A resolution was
passed favoring the sale of the State
tarins. There was complaint in the
meeting that thc salaries of supervis
ors are too meagre. There was also
discussion of a need of a change in thc
commutation tax law. Thc meeting
was one which will bear fruit, for thc
exchange of Ideas broadens and cn
On Short Timo.
Eight large cotton mills at Con
cord, N. C., operating 88,000 spindles
and :i,:iU0 looms,'have cut down their
running time to four days a week on
account of the scarcity of cotton.
Two thousand hands arejalTected by
the shorter time._
THAT Chicago building Inspector
who winked at the Iroquois theater's
evasion of the law probably ls now
winKing out of the other eye.
SENATOR Cullom has Introduced a
bill to provide for a national court of
arbitration. Here's a chance to get
Roosevelt and Hanna together.
Anderson has raised between four
and live hundred dollars tor the
Hampton monument fund.
LET THERE BE LIGHT.
A Good Law that Should be Strictly
Unforced by Al?.
The Beaufort Gazette very truly
says if birds and beasts could speak
they would doubtless appear before
the lawmakers and urge that while
the statutes aim to protect the four
footed and feathered tribes they fail
in a larine measure because there ls
no one particularly Interested in see
ing that they be enforced, lt is the
old story that what is everybody's
business is nobody's business. The
Game Protection Association recently
organized here aims tobe the some
body whose business lt shall be to sec
that tho game laws are enforced in
this county. Believing that many
violators are probably ignorant of the
law lt ls planned to have copies widely
distributed. The seasons during
which game may be killed are pref ty
well known, but it is doubtful whether
many have ever read the following
"Sec. 422. If any person, at any
time whatsoever, shall hunt ur range
on any lands whatsoever without tho
consent bf the proprietor, every such
person so olfending shall forfeit and
pay the sum ot ten (lullars for every
"Sec. 42:?. Any person, or persons
who shall hunt with tir? in the night
time, for every such offense shall for
feit and pay a sum not exceeding ten
dollars, and for every deer so killed a
a sum not exceeding twenty-live dol
"Sec. 42(5. It shall not bc lawful,
for any person In this State to want
only shoot, or entrap for the purpose
of killing, or in any other manuer de
stroy, any bird whose principal food
is insects, or take or-destroy thc eggs
or young of any of the species or var
ieties of birds that are protected by
the provision of this section, compris
ing all tho species and varieties cf
birds represented by the several fami
lies of bats, whippoorwills, lly-catcli
ers, thrashers, warbles, linches, larks,
orioles, nut hatchers, wood-peckers,
humming birds, blue birds, and other
species aud varieties of land birds,
whether great or small, of every de
scription, regarded as harmless in
their habits, and whose llesh ls unlit
for food, including the turkey buz
zard, but excluding the Jackdaw, thc
crow, the crow black bird, the eagle
and all hawks and owls which prey
upon other birds: and any person vio
lating the provisions of this section
shall on conviction thereof forfeit and
pay a ?inc or ten dollars or be impris
oned not less than ten days.
"Sec. 427. ??o person, or persons
shall at any time or place within this
State, take, sell, expose for sale, ex
port beyond the Limits of the State
. . . any mocking bird, non pariel
swallow, bec bird, red bird, woodpeck
er, thrush or wren under penalty of
(ive dollars for each bird so taken . .
Provided, That nothing herein con
tained shall prohibit any person from
taking and keeping any hird of song
or plumage for his own pleasure or
amusement, and uot for sale, traille
The Gazette says it might bc well
for the association to provide each
teacher with a copy of the law, and
request that lt be read and explained
to the schools. This is a good sugges
tion and the teachers would be doing
the public a service if they would
carry it out. In this connection we
?would call .the attention of certain
boys about town to this law, and hype
that the police will see the law en
forced within the town limits. Wc
are glad that the Gazette has called
attention to thc matter, and the
papers all over the State ought to re
published the Gazette's article.
CongretiHimtti Lever Assigned to thc
Committee on Agriculture;
The Sumter Herald says: "Speaker
Cannou, of the House of Representa
tives, has given Congressman . Lever
an assignment as a member of the
committee on agriculture. While this
is thc only appointment Mr. Lever re
ceived, it is upon an important com
mittee and places him where he can
be of benefit to the great majority of
his constituents. And there is no
doubt that he will use every opportun
ity that offers in the interest, not
only of the farmers, but those of
every other occupation." In comment
ing on the above the Lexington Dis
1 he District should congratulate
Itself upon the fact that Congressman
Lever has been assigned lo a commit
tee of so much importance to its agri
cultural interests, and to thc indus
trial development of tht State and
South. This committee takes rank
with the most important of Hie Boute
Committees, and there is always an
earnest contest fur assignments on i j,
especially between members from tl c
South, representing Agricultural Dis
tricts. Through the recommendations
of this Committee to the house, tl e
Department of Agricultural Which is
doing so much for the. education of
the farmers and the development of
thc farming Interests of the country,
receives its power.
lt is particularly gratifying to ha\c
southern members on this Committee
for they well understand the peculiar
needs and possibilities of tho south
ern farmers; and we feel sure Con
gressman Lever will devote his best
efforts to bringing to the attention of
the Committee and Congress the vast
agricultural resource.?, both of his
District and the entire Slate.
It was upon this same Committee
that the late and lamented Dr. Stokes
served with so much benefit to lils
people liming his congressional career,
and it is very pleasing to tho friends
of young Lever to know that the lead
ership of the House regards his ability
so favorably, as to place him in Hie
same seat at the committee table
which his distinguished predecessor
occupied--and this after so brief a
service in the house.
Representative Willans, thc pre
sent Democratic leader on the lloor
of the House, left this Committee,
only this year when he was elevatco
to the monorlty leadership. That our
Representative should be selected for
this place is a high compliment, both
to thc District and to him, and the
Dispatch wishes to extend lbs hoari
est congrat ulations bo our young Con
gressman, and to wish him a career
on the Committee, brilliant for him
self, and beneficial to his State and
IK Congress will open its ears for a
few minutes It will hear a mighty
chorus from all over thc land. "You
have talked long enough; dig the ca
A MISSOUKI minister suggests that
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Ished. That fellow ought to be pasto?
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Dr. Cioveluml, ol' Sparlniiburg, Dis
CUHSOS tho Destructive In:.* Tt.
The Spartanburg Journal says Dr.
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returned from a trip to Texas a week
or more ago where they went to in
vest ?gate the cotton status in that
state. Dr. Cleveland was talking to
a reporter Wednesday concerning his
visit, and seemed highly pleased with
his stay in the "Lone Star Slate.''
and there they made stops in Hous
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Dr. Cleveland spoke mainly con
cerning the hull weevil and thc terri
ble destruction which if lias wrought.
Ile says that aha conservative cst I
mato the crop is about a half million
hales short. This is felt most heavily
in western Texas where thc weevil got
in its most, destructive work. Thc
farmers all over the statt, however,
are more or less annoyed by lt and arc
determined to suppress or destroy the
pest. Tho government has ottered a
reward of $200,000 foran adequate
solution to this vexatious problem.
Dr. Cleveland said that thc only
remedy which it was thought would
prove practical was this: Through thc
winier months the lands are to be
plowed and replowed. Then "King
Cotton," an carly variety, is tobe
planted in the spring, along thc last I
of March. This will bo from two to
three weeks earlier than usual, lt Is]
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