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BENNETTS VILLE. S. O.. FB?DAY. (i ANIJARY 18. 1007.
WITH US AGMN.
Tile Opening of the Qeneral
Assembly in Columbia.
WHALE Y IS SPEAKER
Of Mic House and Col. L. Blesse Is
President Protem of Hie' Senate.
All the Old Oiflcers Arc
Re-elected In Both
Tho Legislature of South Carolina |
mot In annual session on Tuesday of
last week, and both Houses organized
without any troublo and Rot down to
work. - The gallery and floor of the
House were crowded when Mr. Thoa.
0. Hamer, aotlng olork, rapped
for order at noon and aiked for the
eleollon of a temporary chairman
Mr. John G Richards, Jr., nominat
ed Mr. Frank ll. Gary of Abbeville.
Mr. Gary was unanimously elected
and on taklDg tho obair ordered the
calling of the roll. Messrs. Courtenay
ot Aiken, Hoar of Georgetown and
Glaube of Williamsburg were absout.
There was ons ray of humor tn the
otherwise routine and dull proceed
ings. Mr. Hamer oslled the roll frc m
the nowspapor list printed some time
ago ond when Clarendon was reaohed
read tho name of D. L. Green. There
was no answer and he was about to
be marked absent when a member of
the delegation informed the olork
that Mr. Orion felled of re eleotlon.
The election of speaker oame next.
Mr. J. P. Gibson of Malboro, in a
abort speooh nominated Mr. MoOoll.
It was ueocuded by Mr. Croft ol
Mr. George F. von Kolnltz of Ohar
leBton placed before the assembly the
name of Mr. Richard S. Whale),
whloh was seconded by Mr. Fraser of
Dr. J. H. Miller of Laurena nomi
nated Mr. J. W. Nash, whloh was
seconded by Mr. M. W. Walker ol
Spartanburg. The nominations thc*
closed. Misara, von Kolnltz, R'ohard.
and Miller were appointed teller:.
On tho Hut ballot the Yuto stood t.
Wlialey 65 .votes, McCall 60 votes
and Nash 13 voles, /s lt tcok 60
votes to ?loot there waa no eleotlon tu
the drat ballot-, and another ballot
Mr. Walker then withdrew tb
of M?; Nash and the second
ballot resulted as follows:
Arnold, Aull, Banks, Beattie, A
G. Brloe, Bryan, Carey, Carrington,
O?ary, Olinksoales, Cosgrove, Cotbrau,
Cox, DeVoru, J. B. Dodd, J. H, Djdd
Fraser, Frost, W. J. Gibson, Greer,
Gyles, Hall, Harloy, Hemphiil, Hin
ton, Hydrlok, Johnstone, Kellahau,
Lawson, Legare, MoArthur, Mann
Marshall, Nash, Nesbitt Niohol .
Nioholson, Nlver, Parker, Patterson,
Reaves, Ruoker, Sayo, Soarborougn,
Sellers, Shlpp, D. L. Smith, Karn,
P. Smith, Snlvey, Stillwell, ahomns,
Todd, Vauderhorst, Verntr, vox.
Kolnltz, Wade, Walker, Wallaoc.
White, Wiggins, Wlmberley, Win
gard, Yeldell, Youmans -04.
Ayer, Malley, Ballentino, Bethune,
lloyd, Brantley, T. S. Brloe, Cannon
Carson, Carwlle, Croft, Culler, Dei
ham, Dick, Dingle, Dixon, Douglas*,
Dowling, ICpps, l?ptiug, Garr?s, Gary,
J. P. Gibson, GlasBOOOk, Goodwin,
Harman, Harris, Harrlsou, Hughey
Jones, Kershaw, Kir von, Lane, Len
ter, Loltner, Little, McKeown, Mc
Master, MUey, Miller, Morrell, Nor
ton, Richards, Richardson, Robinson,
Sawyer, Soruggs, Snarpe, Slaughter,
J. B. Smith, Stubbs, Tatum, Tomp
latins, Woods, Wyohe 56,
Not voting-Whaley, MoOoll.
Total vote 119. Necessary to
Mr- MoOoll was congratulated upot
the large vote which he reooived. Hb
friends now olaim thathewasa win
ner up to lOo'olook Tuesday morning.
Mr. Whitley's friends counted 63 vote
for him Monday night and he reoeiv
d 64 on the first ballot.
It might bo hard to say to wba?
extent the dispensary issue was work
ed. Both sides used lt, and nelthei
side olaims to have raised tho distur
Mesirs. Hemphiil, Johnston an''
Carey vt ero appointed a committee t
escort Mr. Wlialey to the ohalr ain
the house arose as the newely eleotti
speaker carno down the aisle an
took-his seat. Mr. Wbaloy's remarks
were short but the thanks ho gav?
TUR OT I MClt IC I. Ki "PIONS,
The other elections were unani
mous, but under the law the roll hud
to bo oallcd in oaoh oaao.
Mr. Thomas C. Hamer was no
mlnated for olork by Mr. J. 1\ Gib
son md seconded by a number t
mombers. Mr. Hammer is comment
lng his ninth year as olork and di:,
lng that time bas given univers;
satisfaction and seldom has oppos'
tion. During his Bervioe ho has neve
lost or misplaced a paper or bin
despite tho oonstanb demand on his
l?r, John S. Withers of Ohestt
was nominated by Mr. J. B. Wingard
Mr. Withers ls tho oldest attaoho ot
the houso and this session ls the bc
ginning of his 15th year.
Mr. John S. Wilson was unani
mously re-elected sergeant-at-arms
this being his fifth year, He ha
nover been opposed.
Rev. R. N, Pratt, who was ie
eleoted chaplain, is tho pastor of th?
Seoond Baptist church la this city ant
ls woll know to both tho old and tin
now members of tho houso.
It was then af* v 2 o'clock and ?av
oral of Ibo members wanted to ad
Journ. A motion was made to tba
otfeot when some one oalled tho at
tentlon of tho body tu tho faot tha
the governor and senate had no
been notltled of tho organization o
tho body. Tho senate had adjournei
au hour previously and the governo
bad been walt lag on tim message
from ho iso in ida? ni :o downstairs
Messrs. Harrison, Fi asor and Walker
woro appointed a oommltteo to walt
on tho governor and notify him.
IN Tiru ?KN AT IO,
There waa little of partioular Inter*
est in the opening of rho State nonato,
evoepti for the Introduction and adon
tlou of the ready-made committees.
These committee assignments were
made up at a oauous Monday evening.
Senator O. L. Blease was eleotod
president pro tem of the senate. Gen.
l.t. R. Hemphih, olork ; Mr. W.H..
Stewart, reading derk, and Col. J. F.
Sohumpert, Borgeant-at arms, a oapa
ole and etil ole nt trio were re eleotod
without opposition. The Rev. A. "N.
Urunson, pastor of the Main Stroet
Methodist ohurob, wai. elected chap
lain over Rev. J * P. Knox, pastor of
the Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church, by one vote.
livery body was sworn in ir.oluding
all the new Senator?, and even the
doorkeeper. There was some de
murrer entered when the quoBtion of
swearing in the ohapla'.n o?me up,
hut ho got a ohanoo to make the
oath too. Mr. M. . M. Mann of
Florence was appointed assistant
clerk. Mr. J. R. MoGheo of Green
wood bill olork and Mr. G. E. Moore
of Ilonea Path jDumal derk, and Mr.
W. Eugene Gook georotary to the
lu the elcotlon for president pro
tem, Senators Outs and Sliklar asked
to be excused from voting, saying
they would spread tholr reasons on
tho face of the journal, lt was un
derstood that they obj 50'.od to the
oauous plan of selection, not only in
this instance, but in the case of the
committees also. Senators Bass and
Talbert also asked to bs ex'used from
voting, but gave no rearons publicly.
When tho Hit of oommlttess was
sent up, Senator Staokhouse asked
the suspension of mle 19, and all the
chairmen wore eleotod at tho same
The usual formalities of sending
messages to the house and tho gover
nor wore gone through with and the
governor's message was also read.
Senator Graydon made a flue start
by introducing a bill to or?ate a com
mission to lix up the State house
grounds, the bill carrying an aporo
prlat lon rf 830,000 with lt. Senator
W. J. Johnson submitted a resolution
endorsing Harvlo Jordan and Livings
ton of Georgia In their efforts to
'ceep the Hew York cotton exchange
from making fraudulent .uso of the
Senator Bisase introduced a resolu
tion endorsing the action of the presi
dent in the Brownsville affair upon
.he recommendation of Gen. Garling
?on? and requesting that the South
Oaroltna senators "stan! by those
two ?nloials in the discharge of their
duties BO far as this affair ls concern
ed." Oopieu aro to bo Bout to Rooso
velt, Garllngton, Latlmar and Till
President John T. Sloan proslded
and will remain in tho ohalr until he
turns over tho gavel to Lieut.-Gov.
McLeod. Although a year has elapsed
since the last session, the president
scorned to be as ready with parlia
mentary usago as over and dispatch
Ml business with his usual celerity
and unfailing courtesy.
HB WAS CAUGHT.
A Negro Trios to IO va do Hobt by Don
niiiK Woman1? Attlro.
The Oharloston oorrospondent of
The State relates a queor story of
how a negro tried to dodge a debt.
Disguised at a woman, Sidney W.
Burgess, oolorod, of Greeley ville, WU*
llamsburg county, was arrested
Thursday afternoon by tho polloe on
Uhapol stroet and Friday morning
sentenced by the recorder to pay a
duo of 820 or spend ito days in Jail.
"Miss" Burgess obtained board at
a oolorod inn on Alexander street on
Tuesday night. "She" was on her
way to Florida, whore employment
was waiting for "her." A lioensod
agent at Kingstreo furnished thc mon
ey for transportation ano board. The
disguise was employed because Bur
gess owed $00 under Hen to Claronoe
Montgomery of Grecleyvllle.
Sidney Burgess' crop failed this
year and ho found himself in debt
$175. Ho paid, he said, all hut $50 of
this amount and tried to make ar
rangements to pay the rest. The agent
at Kingstreo told Burgoon that ho
would pay the balance of tho deut and
get him work in Florida. Ho suggos
ted to Burgess that he don woman's
olothes so that he could get out of
the Stato all right.
Burges? wore a blaok bat with two
'eathers in it, a blaok waist and a
oalloo skirt. His form looked not
svelt or lifting, rominlng one of a
paokage of sooka with a string about
bhe middle. Ile was not of a stout
make-up, and having a clean shaven
faoe, with rather femlnlno foatures,
was muoh liko a woman in appear
ance. It was his voice that gave him
away to the boarders and led to his
Mr. Montgomery of Grooloy ville han
been communicated with by tho ohiol
jf police hero and probably tho line ol
the negro will bo paid so that he oan
go hack home and ilnish working out
Tho woather buroau of the depart'
mont of agriculture Issues an ioono
olastlc bulletin in which lt statee
that long-range weather forecasts af
based on the position of the planets
phases of the moon, stellar Influences,
or by the observations cf animals,
birds and plants havo no legitimate
basis. This all means that tho tradl
tlonal groundhog, gooso bone, ohangei
of the moon and other tlme-honoret!
woather indioatlons aa a mattor 01
fact have nothing to do with th?
weather, and therefore must bo oil mi
I Dated from thc calculations of tho far
j mer who wanta to ba up-to-date.
The achievements ot the Amorloai
' far mo rn I nat year wore on suoh a pro
L< dlglcus Boale that Seoretary. Wilso)
could hardly Hod words to doscrih
- them In bia annual report. It is est!
b mated that the value of farm produot
J footed up to$7,000,000,000, a tremor
* dons sum to bo added to the wealth c
r*a nation In ono year,
<i? N. K. E. LEE.
II i ^ BIRTHDAY WI I-f. BE OKLE
BUAXED NEXT SATUIIDAY
In AU Parti of the South by the
People He Loved and
The observanoe of the oontenlal of
the birthday of Gop. Robert ?2. Lee
will take plaoo on Tan. 10, which ls
next Saturday week. All over tho
South oom memorativo exeroIseB will
be hold and In Columbia the day will
be observed very generally through
out the olty. Appropriate exerolses
will bo cai?leet?out by tbe Daughters
of the Confedoraoy, the United Con*
federate Veterans and by tbe faoulty
and student body of tho University
of South Carolina.
The exerotseB'whtoh aro plannod for
the evening, to be held in the ball of
tbe house of representatives, will bo
of great public interest. The pro
gramme will be made up of addresses
by those intimate with the lifo of
Gen. Leo in its different phases and
the presentation of the Daughters of
the Oonfederaov medal.
OKN. C'AUWILB'S ORDBRS.
The following orders Invo been In
sued by Gen. Oarwllo of tho United
General Orders No. 17.
As iretruofcod by goneral orders No.
52 from Gen. Stophon D. Lee, the
major generals of this department
aro advised that it ls the wish ot the
general commanding that ordors bo
at once sont down to tho brigades to
unite in a speoial oolebratlon in honor
of Gen. Robert E. Leo on January
19th, 1007, that day being tho one
hundrodth anniversary of the birth
day of our late illustrious leader.
No suggestion ls mado as to the
form of the memorial exerolses to bo
bold, but lt ls desired and requested
that the hour for tho oolobratlou be
12 o'clock m., on Saturday, January
19th, and that the hymns, "How
Firm a inundation, Ye Saints of the
Lord?? and "For All the Saints Who
From Tholr Labors Rest," bo used.
Ry command of
Thoa W) Oarwllo,
Major Goneral, Commanding S. C
Division, U. C. V.
J. M. Jordan,
Adjutant General and Chief of
TUM SONS OF VBTICKANS.
Tho following orders were Issued by
the United Sons of Confederate Vet
Goneral Orders No. 14.
The 10th day of this month will be
the one hundreth anniversary of
the birth of Gen. Robert IO. Loo, the
oommaudcr lu ohlct ct thc Southon
foroes in the War between the States.
As a soldier, a oltizen and a man he
was tho embodiment of a lofty ideal.
His greatness la rooogulzed by all,
and hlBtory acoorda him a place
among tho groatest of the great.
Ills life was consecrated to the
cause of the Oonfederaoyi Her hopes
and victories were his, as were also
hor disappointments and her defeat;
and through lt all he bore himself as
one worthy of tho oause he espoused.
It is Utting, therefore, for the Sons
of Confoderato Veterans to honor the
momory of Robert E. Leo, the chief
tain of their fathere; and all the
members of the South Oarollna divi
sion, U. S. O. V., aro oallod upon to
properly observe the birthday of this
By ordor of
George Hell Tlmmerman,
Commander S. O. Division U. S. C.
V. O molal:
D. A. Splvey.
Adjutant and Chief of StaiT.
Permission was grautod by tho
houso of representatives for the uso
of tho hall.
Amt It ?WK i n Ul ho Itoturnod Snyn Ito
Betlrlng Governors. H. Klrod, of
South Dakoto, in his last address to
the legislature, denounced in empha
tic terms the deal by whloh South Da
kota carno in possession of about *26,?
OOO through suits against tho State
of North Carolina on bonds issued by
that state during tho oarpetbag re
South Dakota, Govornor Elroi said,
had no right to tako tho money, and
tho Stato University, to whloh lt was
givon, should not have touohed lt, bo
oause lt was tainted.
"1 reoomm?nd," said tho governor,
"that tho legislature pass an cot car
rying an appropriation to return the
sum of 922,410 to the state of North
Carolina. Wo took it away from oui
sister state, North Carolina, simply
beoause tho law said we could. Might
did not make right In this instanoo,
If the stato of South Dakota returns
said mm to tho state of North Caro
lina, it will do more to ooment thc
states togothor than anything that
has happenod stneo the olvtl war,
Morally wc have no right to a oont ol
this monoy, and we, ought to bo bravt
and true enough to givo lt baok."
Tho retiring governor said it is ovl
dont that ingenious schemers aro us
lng the stato for private ends.
Tho oaso of South Dakota vs
North Oarollna is tho first of simllai
suits to be brought to oompel tho HOV
oral states of the South that iloatoc
wildcat bonds during oarpetbag tlmci
and slnoe repudiated thom, to pa:
them with interest.
An individual cannot sue a state
but one commonwealth can soo an
other commonwealth. Hone? oertali
i holdors of bonds havo entorod Inti
I partnership with the stato to fore
Kohbotl ?ucl MurUorod.
At Danville. Va., George Stevens
Fletcher Harris and Albert Adkins
young white mon, were hold for tb
grand jury Thursday in a preliminar
hearing on the charge of robbing J
M. Thomas of Roanoke, whoso bod
ii was found in a ravine near that cit
e on tho morning of Jan. 2. Stovon
I? turned State's evldenoo and testi?ei
'S that Harris and Adkins robbed Thon
i* as while ho was In a drunken stupoi
if Ho acknowledged receiving park of tli
A Fight Narrowly Averted in
GAINES AND MAHON
Come Very Near Mixing on thc Floor.
;,No / tun Caa Tell Mei Me," Shout
.? lha Tennessean as He
Rushed For the Penn
The National Houso of llaprcaenta
Uves av Washington took on the ap
pearance late Thursday at tho dosing
days of Flfty-flfth oongreBs, oommonly
known as tho "war congress," when
altercations between members werai
Mr. Gaines, hjt Tonnessoo, and Mr.
Mahon, of Pennsylvania) woro only
prevented from mooting in a personal
enoo unter by the Intervention of other I
mombors. Mr. Gaines was making a j
speech on his bill to "dook" members'
pay for absoenoe from the house and
was being twitted by both sidos of the j
ohamber, to his evident ombarrass
mont, when he . oharged Mr. Mahon
with belog absent from tho houso 06
per oent. ot the time.
p/ovlous to this sweeping assertion,
Mr. Gaines has read oxoorpts from
The Record in relation to the with
bolling of pay in the Fifty- third oon
gross and the part Mr. Mahon had
played at that time.
When Mr. Gaines had oonoludod
Mr. Mahon roso. He explained how
in the Fifty-third and Fifty-fifth eon
grcssoB ho had had $7,000 duo him
and that tho then speaker, Crisp, had
glvon him an order on tho sergeant*
at-arms for the amount, whtoh was)
paid. Then norning to the crux of
Mr. Gaines' oharge Mr. Mahon thun
"Any man who oharges me with be
ing away from this house 05 per oent.
of the time tells an untruth.'1
Mr. G lines started down tho aisle
from his seat. "No man oan toll me
I Ho," oxolalmed the Tennosseean.
Then Mr. Mann, of Illinois, who
was in the oh air, took a hand In the
Both men wore ordored to their]
seats, Mr. Mahon obeyed tho oom*
maud, while Mr. Gaines stood two
seats away from the eontor Of the
ohamber shaking both fist and head
at tn?i Pennsylvanian
Whon order had been restored Mr.
Mahon again rose. Having been cau
tioned by tho obalr that lt was against j
the rules to address a member in the
second person he measured his words;
saying he would speak In tho "fourth
person.\ He then said:
'The ohargo of the gentlemen from
Tennessee that 1 am away from this
house 05 per cent, of my timo is a de
With a rush Mr. Gaines readied the
conter of the ohamber making direct
ly toward tho gentleman from Penn
sylvania, insisting as he wont that no '
man could cali him aliar without]
Tho house was In an uproar by this
time, the obalr adding to the nolHo if
not to tho confusion by pounding of
desk withhlBgavel. His elforta tlnally
oauaed the hoad of the gavel to Hy ana
lt bounded into thc body of the hourn-,
almost striking one of tho members.
The rush of Mr. Gaines upon his ad
versary brought a do/en members be
fore tho sprakor'a deBk. Mo ; nu. Ollie
James uf Kcntuoky, Taylor ot Ala
bama, Hell of Georgia, willi, um of
Mississippi, the minority leader, and
Sta ?ford of Wisconsin grabbed Mr.
Gaines, who, reslHtlug vlgorohsly, was
borue baok to his seat. Mr. Mahon
standing in tho first aisle on the its
publican sido, seemed to walt for the
impaot which novor came. With Mr.
Gaines baok in his seat the Pennsyl
vanian continued his speech of ex -
planation as to how he oamo to be
oonneoted with tho Invoking of an old
statute compelling members to forfoit
pay for time absent from the houso.
He said that ho was away from tho
houHo 05 per cent, of tho timo was a
Ho on its faoo, and that ho was there
05 per cent, of the time as evory mem
ber who oared to inquire could ascer -
Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, had read tho
Btatute relating to the dooking of
mombors' pay and ho was followed by
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, who oxpialn
od tho roasonR for the Btatute. Mr.
DeArmond, of Missouri, asked that
tho minority views of the judlolary
commltteo on the statute bo printed.
While this colloquy wa? in progr?s?
tho friend? of Messrs. Gaines and Ma
hon wore engaged in an elf ort to bring
about a r?conciliation, in whioh they
were successful. Mr. Mahon arose to
a <locution of personal privilege. He
stated thai) tie did not desire to im
H pugn tho motivo willoh prompted Mr.
) IG Aines to uttor what wa? an untruth
about his absenoo from tho house, but
he desired to say that tho informant
was Inoorrcot. He had no desire to
ol?end tho gontleman fro*n Tennessee
whom ho olaaaed among bia friends.
Hut ho wantod Mr. Galaoa to under
stand that tho perso.i from whom he
1 obtained bin Information mtsrepre
3 ?outed tho facts.
j Not to be outdone in chivalry. Mr.
GainoB immodlatoly arose and show
ing d*op roding said that tho gentle
! man from Pennsylvania had alwayf
j been lils friend hut that bo had brer
3 goaded beyond end iranoo, not onl>
0 today hut on a for mor ?occasion. Hf
regretted oxtromely the turn affain
"Are you satisfied with thatV"1 lu
asked j pointing to Mr, Mahoh.
i, For answer, Mr. Mahon rusher
a aoross tho ohambor. Tho two mer
y olasped hands amid loud appia uso. Mr
. Smith of Iowa facetiously remarket
y that "as war had been tho subjeot o
y the wholo day's proooedtngB rosultlni
a in almost perennal encounter' hi
d thought the house was in no tempe
i- to proceed further with the for tillea
r. tlons bills and bc accordingly movei
io that tho oommlttoj rise.
Accordingly the homo adjoumod.
Tho Hcnaty of Houth CArolInt?
?ma? tho Matter.
ttrowx-ftVjiile ^ongagod tito attoitlon
4*5 Souato Wednesday. A
resolution W to tho conduct of tho
.South Claro) \na sonatorH In 1 'standing
by", tiic Prtaldout and Gon. Garling
ton had been Introducid tbo day be
for? ?nd bljis waa brought up Somo
of tho stators opposed lt on tho
ground cf 'ta quesblouablo propriety,
gomo on 'bs ground that our ropro
ftontatlvcH should nolther ba instruct
od nor requited to act ether wise than
the ooureoithey had already deolded
The resolution, whloh had been In
troduced bx Senator Blease. waa fa
vorably reported. Senator Katoa want
ed iv bold over on tho ground of pro
priety. Su ttor Bloaso oppoaod this
and a viva /ooo vote refusing to plaoo
the matte ? on tho calendar brought
out more b*,lk.
Senator Mauldin opposed lt on the
ground of .uoprloty. He. wrnted al)
tho negro troops sent to tho Phillp
pines, but '.bought suoh au aotion by
tho senate would only add more capt
tal to thc .lopublloan party's glori tl
cation of ti c brother In black.
Senator please wanted lb passed .ti
baok up Grit. Carlington.
Senator Bates again roso and said
thc question of legal right was not
for the Sou;;>h Carolina sonato to sot
Senator )i?ysor did not want to re
quoub our ?-onatora to tako aotion, al
though Iv: ondorsed tho presluont'K
' Senator .kaney did not want to in
flame sectionalism any further,
Senator Weston, reforrlng to Sena
tor Baysori said that tho praotloo ol
inatruoth ?. congressional reprcsouta
tivoa was ntlto common, bul Senator
Graydon Kided with Senator Bates.
In addition be said Tillman's oourse
waa well k^iown and he "did nob want
to embarras the senior souator."
Senator tf&uldln mado the last; talk
before the vote, saying that h would
be hotter tb let alone "the two bright
and shinlrv; lights in tho senate. "
Ydav- ,'v.nators Appelt, Blvlns,
Black, tile, ?e, Brico. Brooks, Uarllslo,
Chrlsteusi/t, Grouch, Marlo, Griffin,
Haynes, r.toKelthan, Otta, Sinklor,
Smith, Talbert, Toole, Townsend,
Ways- V. ntators Bass, Bates, Oar
i>onbor, 01\?ton, EQtd, Graydon, nar
din, Holli $.y, Hough, Laney, Maul
din, Ru-or, Roners, Staokhouao,
Walkor. V. illlams-16.
liXDJjj .TED ?Y TUM IIOUSK.
When ts o above resolution oame tip
In tho Ho'so on Thursday it was re
jected by \ laig.-i majndty.
On mot n ' o strike out tho enaob
iii? wo'i?b, o?,o vote vtas as lOilowai
Ayes-Messrs. Arnold, Balley,
Banks, B?attlo, Bathuno, Boyd,
Brantley, A. G. Brloo, T. S. Brice,
Oannou, Garey, Carson, Oarwllo, Goth
run. Ouher, Dorham, DeVore, Dick,
Dingle, Dixon, J. B Dodd, J. H,
DorM. Douglass, Epps, Eptlng, Fraser,
Garr?s, Gary, Gauso, J. P. Gibson, W.
J. Gibaon, Glasccock, Goodwlu. Har
ley, Harris, Uarrsson, Homphlll, Hin
ton, Hughes, Hydrlok, Jones, Klrvcn.
Lane, Lester, Laltner, Lsgaro, Little
MoArthur, MoOoll, MoKeown, Mo
Master, Miley, Morrell, Nesbitt, Nloh
olson, Nlver, Patterson, Rioharda,
Richardson, Robinson, Sawyer, Saye,
Scarborough. Soruggs, Sbarpo, Slaugh
ter, J. E. Smith, Stillwell, Tatum,
ThomaB, i?odd, Tompkins, Wade.
Whaloy, Whlbo, Wiggins, Woodp.
Nays-Messrs. Aull, Ayer, Billon
tine, Bryan, Carrigan, Clary, Ollnk
scales, Cosgrove. Courtnoy, Cox,
Croft, Dowling, Frost, Greer, Gyles.
nail, narman, Johnston, Kellahan,
Kershaw, LiwHon, Mann. Marshall,
Miller, Nash, Nichols. Parker, Reaves,
Bucker. Sollers, Shipp, D. L, Smith,
Kurt/. P. Smith, Stubbs, Vernor, Von
Kolnltz, Walker, Wallace, Wlmborly.
Many of tho members of tim Houso
agreed with the president, but they
regarded tho rosolutlonaa a oovort at
taok on Senator Tillman and for that
reason voted against lt.
Too Much Blind Tiger?
A dispatch from Marlon to The
j Stato says quite a sensation was oaus
ed Thursday evening by tho olroula
j tlon of the report that two well known
negro men, who had been drinking
blind tiger, or wood alcohol, were
taken suddenly 111 whllo talking to
i each other and died within a few min
utes. It was afterwards learned,
howover, that only a part of this was
truo. Thoy had boen drluklng to
gethor and while talking, one of them.,
Grant Franklin, wis striokon with ap
poplexy, which proved fatal In about
jan hour. The othor ono, "Rav." Hbo
piton Bass, evldenbly thinking that
bis 'mo, too, had come wont to bod
and .nt fora phyaiolan, who could
j tlnd nothing the matter with him ex
j oepb tho cittota of tho whiskey and
tho fright. Grant Franklin had boon
a familiar tlgure on the stroots ol
Marlon for a number of years. He
was quiet, inoffensive and Industrious
and bad- a great many frionds among
the white people
Throo l'craon? Killen.
At Pittsburg, Pa., as a result ot an
explosion of a furnaoe at tho Ell ai
furnaoos of tho Jonea & Laughlin steel
works Thursday night, throo persons
aro known to bo dead, seven are in a
hospital with Borlous burns and inju
ries, and 24 aro missing. Tho explo
sion was oaused by an accumulation ol
gas at tho base of tho furnaoe around
?tblob we/o working 36 men. Of al
11 theso bub ono man escaped Injury,
' j Without warning and with a roar o
artllery. tons of moiton motal won
* I poured ovc-r tho workmen and for i
spaoo of 30 foot about tito furnaoe thi
metal ran. to a dopth of four and ilv<
I I Another Humuiftii Hilled.
i| Col. Patko Andrlcff, ohlof of th?
gendarmes of tho Lodz dlstrlot, wai
\ shot and killed Thursday mornhq
f on Poludntowa street. A passing In
< fantry patrol fired a volley at thi
? assassin, but only wounded tevora
r innocent porsons. Tho aasassln oi
I caped. Poludntowa stroet was closet
by the troops and tho polico begat
making a strlot soaroh of all tin
.houBoi fronting upon lt.
GIVEN DEATH BLOW.
WAH MMTTINO HEADY TO HOB|
BOUIU OAtlOI.IN A.
Bond Colleoting* Agencies Given Set
back by South Dakota's
Tho Washington correspondent of |
Tho State, Zack McGee, says tho ao
tlon of Gov. Elrod of South Dakota
lu recommending to the legislature in
his annual message the return of the
(25,000 that oame Into the possession
of that State as the result of the bond
litigation against North Carolina at
tracted vf ido attention in Washington.
It was tho subjoot of muoh favorable
comment of the capitol, not only on
tho part of the North Carolina sena
tors a?d representativos but by those |
from other Southern Skates as well.
Thore aro two big bond collecting
companies, one headed by ex-Secre
tary Oarllslo of tho treasury and the |
other by Marlon Butler of North Car
olina, whloh have gathered in large
numbers of oarpetbag and speolal tax
bonds issued by Southern States dur
ing Reconstruction days. Many suob
bonds bumed In tho name of Soutb
Carolina Uguro in these buildings and
'ecovory was expected cn tho success
fui suit issued in tbe name of South
Dakota against North Carolina.
New York, Illinois and other
9tatos refused absolutely to become
tho colleoting agencies for tho bond
sohemers and shylcoks who are
threatening litigation against all the
Southern States for tho recovory of
tho face valuo of tho worthless Re
construction b:ncB and Gov. E.rod has I
given a death blow to their ambition.
Former Sonators Pettigrew and
Marlon Butler schemed and planned
the thole transaction by whloh North
Carolina was forced to pay tho Nen
York bondholders, using South Da
kota as a oolleotlng agenoy. United
tates Senator Klttredge of Soutb
Dakota is in full aocord with the ao
tlon taken by Gov. Elrod and so ex
j prossed himself.
ne said: "I was exceedingly glac
that Gov. Elrod made the reoommen
dation to tho legislature and I hope
and believe that the appropriation foi
tho return of the money will he made.
In point of good morals his position
is oorreob and action by the legisla
ture suoh as he has reoommonded,
would be the graolous and propel
thing to do.
"I do not believe that any State
should permit Itself to be used as
colleoting agenoy In actions against
Senator Kittredgo then spoke of
the faot that the suit against North
Carolina was planned and instituted
during the Pettigrew rAglmn . and
prior ' to the administration of Gov.
"I happen to know," Senator Klt
tredge oontinued, "that Gov. Elrod
has boen offered large numbers of old
bonds against Southern States with
tho expeotation and hope that suits
would bo Instituted for the reoovery
of what purports to be their face val
"Knowing tbat these bonds tender
ed him woro fraduleut the governor
has deollnod to recieve thom. I do
not know tho amounts of these bonds
or the names of thc people who offer-1
ed them." ZACK MCGHKK.
BANKS OF STATE,
State mont IHHUOII HIIOWB Their Condi
tion at Clono of Yoar.
Mr. Leo G. Holleman, Stato bank
examiner, has completed a statement
of ttio condition of the 204 State and
private banks doing business in South
Carolina and the showing made is con
sidered a remarkable one. The state
ment ls up to and including Deo. 20,
1000. Mr. Uollomau said that the
banks of this State were In better
co idltion than they had been In
The 204 banks have individual de
posits subjaot to oheok, $17,104,02*?..
82 and in the savings department
they have on hand $11,888,550.80.
This ls ono of the best foatures of tho
report, showing as lt doos the saving
habit whioh is so muoh encouraged by
tho hanks now.
The roport does not include tho
national banks, whloh aro under fed
eral supervision and no doubt if they
wore added tho resouroos and liabili
ties would show as well as those of
any State In tho country in propor
tion to population and average
wealth. The statement is as follows:
Loans and Discouuts.$30,000,032.61
Demand Loans. 2,332,115.14
Bonds and stocks owned
by blie banks. 3,700,000.44
Banking houses. 692,022.3fi
b'urnitnto and fixtures... 200,130.08
Other real estate. 200,062.26
Due limn banks and
(?old. 138, (?85. ?ii
Silver, nickels and pen
nies,. ' 204,264.0)
Checks and cash Hems... 418,018.2(
Exchanges for tho clear
ing house. 64,669.4i
oilier resources... 123,271?.m
Capital stock paid in.$7,188,809.0]
Surplus fund. 1,249,370.0:
Undivided profits, less
current/ Expenses and
taxes paid. 2,601,83t.ll
Duo to Hanks and Hanker.1; 1,023,013.3
Due. unpaid dividends. 23,201.01
Individual deposits sub
ject, to Oheok.17,104,(527.8:
Demand certilicates. 560,600.2
Time certificates. 1,073,214.4
Certified cheeks., 18,000.1"
Notes and bills rediscount*
Bills payable. 1,790,924.7:
Other liabilities. 80,072.5:
f-jjiiohlng In Iowa.
A orowd of more than 1,000 mei
battered through the walls of th
county jail at Charles City. Iowa
with railroad irons, tore hinges fron
the door and took James Cullen ou
and lynohod him for wife murder.
OONFESBBD TO MURDER.
And Implicated ? Judgo and a lllfth
H h OH ff.
A dispatch from Lexington Ky.,
eave Judge James Hargls and his sup
porters are dismayed, lb is said, as
the result cf John Smith, ono of the
men under indictment, oonfesslng
participation la assassinating Dr. D.
B. Cox at the order of Judge Dargin
and Sheriff Callahan. Smith's confes
sion bears out in detail tho story told
by Anbury Spicer, who swore to be
ing employed by Hargls and Callahan
to kill Cox. Spioar'r, confession was
made last June.
Hargls deolares that Smith Is lying.
Smith fears for his life and is beg
ging for protection against wrath of
Hargls and Callahan Hargls remain?
closely in his store at Jackson. State
Inspector Bines has just arrived hero
from Jaokson and says the situation
does not warrant sending troops to
Jaokson and he will reoommond to
Gov. Bookham that none bo sent.
Tho confession made by John
Smith ls now in tho bands of Attor
ney Jouett, representing tho common,
wealth. In this confession Smith Bays
James Barging and Edward Callahan
induoed bim to enter the oonsplraoy
against Dr. Cox, making promises to
see that he was acquitted and to give
him work. Bo tells about the murder
in detail and says that Callahan gave
him 01 oo after tho killing of Cox, say
ing James Hargls has sont the mon
Tho situation ab Jaokson is quieter
since Speolal Judge W. M. Carno* was
enjoined by the court of appeals ab
Frankfort from presiding in tho case
of Judge James Hargls, oharged with
tho assassination of Dr. Cox. Judge
Carnes oonvened oourb Friday morn
ing and made bhe announcement Sab
urday thab bhe court of appeals had
issued a wrlb of prohibition restrain
ing him from further aoblon in the
case and adjourned oourb unbil noxb
Friday. He also passed the oases of
Elbert Hargls, "Bill" Brlbbon, John
Abner and John Smith until tho same
date, Judge Carnes said ho did not
know what ?nal aotion tho appellate
oourt would take, but that he would
return to Jaokson next Friday and
made some orders In the oaso. Lator
Judge Caruos left Jaokson for Frank
fort to explain to tho oourt of appeals
c?rtalo of his rulings in favor of Har
gls. Judge Carnes was olosoly guard
ed in his room in the Imperial hotel
before he loft.
CLAIMED BY ASSASSIN. I
Anotlior Ituuutnn Uoner?l Killo'l by
In Sb. Petersburg, Russia, Lieu*
Gen. Vladlmer Pavloff, tho military
procurator, or adyooato gen oral, gen
erally known slnoe tho days ot the
late parliament as "Hangman" Pav
loff, from the epithet oonstantly ap
piled to him by the radical deputies,
was shot and killed Wednesday while
walking in the garden of tho chief
military court building, near tho Mol
The assassin, who oras disguised as
a workman, was capturad after a long
obese through crowded Btreeta during
whloh he tired about 40 shots from
two revolvers wnion he oarrled, kill
ing a polloomau and wounding a small
When taken to the polico station
Gen. Favloff'B slayer was in the high
est spirits, cha dud the lnvcBtlgr.tiga
ting officer about the Inadequacy of
bhe polloe precautions, and desoribod
with gusto how simply and easily his
plan was executed, answering tho of
iloer's questions with laughing Josts.
The orime was executed deliberate
ly and showed evidenoe of tho same
careful preparation whloh was char
acteristic of the murder? ot Gen. lg
, natieff and Von der Launitz and un
' doubbedly was oarrled out . by bhe
samo organization, whloh, it is report
ed, has sentenced Emperor Nicholas
and several of the ministers to death.
The assassin, who wore the uniform
of a military olerk attaohed to. tho
I garden under the pretext of submit
ting a report to the military procura
tor. He approached the uuoxpiotlng
general within arms length, drew an
automatlo pistol and discharged sev
en Bhoba into. Payoff's body,
Every shot was well aimed and two
i of them tote a gaping wound In hla
breast, from whloh tho general oxpir:
. ed while being oarrlod to his apart
ments, which wore located in tho
same building. The assassin ran down
Glinka street, past the Imperial opera
house, with a orowd of 30 house por
; tera and oourt atbaohos in olose pur
A'rlooof I,?nd UlKhor,
i Thoro has been a gonoral increase
i in bhe valueof farm lands, equipment
and buildings of ovor 33 por ocnb dur
* lng tho last ll vo years. . The highest
( inoreaso has boen in the South ant'
West, and tho cotton land shows thc
, groatest change. This ls all tho more
i remarkable in view of tto faot that
in some of the Extern farming BOO
; tim m whore tho soil has baon robbed
I and where tho "country estate" own
" er has nob Invaded, thoro has boon a
material dtoroaso in values.
I MIHBIHK Stonmor.
L The steamship Police of tho Nevi
York and Puerto Rioo steamship Uno,
) whioh sailed from Ponoe, Pucrtc
1 Bloo, Deo. 20, and was due at NOMI
5 York Jan. 1, is still missing, and thc
belief that the vessel's deity v/as diu
2 to Borne meohnnloal acoldent ls giving
I way to the fear that she la loBb. She
i waa last spoken on Dcoernbor 28 bj
1 tho ship Shenandoah nineo whiob
j nothing bas bom seen or heard ci
, llAiift-tUK in TuimouHDO,
2 John Thomsfl, oelorod, was hanget
i) in the Knox ojunty Jail Thursdaj
afternoon for the murder of Ernesi
Perkins, colored, killed as result of i
1 orap game. Thomas' nook was no
* broken by the fAl. He made a i?
? minute speeoh on the Koaffol 1 bub dh
a not refer to his orlme, merely otu
t stoning members ot bia raoc to ob
lei ve Ibo laws,
Thirty Mexican Strikers Killed
and Eighty Wounded in a
ROW WITH SOLDJJSBS.
Several Hundred of the Strikers Held
Up a Railroad Trafo ou Its
Way to Vera Cruz, The
Jails Are Full of the
Ilaports reoelvadfromNoga.es, ia
tho Orizaba mill distrlot of Texas, in
di oat? that the government has com
pletely mastered the situation. The
strikers havo ceased all aota of vio- -
lenoo In the pr?senos of the large body
of troops rushed there from tho capi
tal and nearby garrisons. The serious
ness of the affair, however, was real
ized today when lt was made known
that thirty of the workmen were kill
ed outright and ovor 80 wounded by
soldiers who wero oompelled to Are on
the main body of the rioters before
they oould bo disported. It was learn
ed that the men, aftb. Pillaging th?
?tores at the Kio Bianco mills, beoame
emboldened by their success. A part
of the men rushed to Nogales, a short
distanoo away where another mill le
looated. Telegraph, telephone and
oleotrlo light wire were out and pawn
shops and private houses were pillag
ed. Then the jails were thrown open
and tho prisoners set free. Residents
of the mill distrlot Hod in terror to
the city of Orizaba. When the strik
ers reached Nogales oneoffloial and
one gendarme from Orizaba made an
Ineffectual effort to oheok them. Tho
striker named Morolos threw a huge
stone as Senor Herrera, mayor ot the
city of Orizaba, striking the official
on the head and badly wounded him,
Herrera shot Mor?les killing him. A
body of troops arrived and as the
strikers attmeptod to resist, a volley
was fired into the mob, killing 30 and
wounding over 80. After this the mob
was soatterod, the strikers gathered
in groupes at various points and a
body of 700 oollootcd on a railroad
track and held up tho train tor the
city of Vera Oruz for several hours,
the engineer not daring to run through
the orowd. Finally troops arrived
and charged the men with broad
swords, soattoring them.
The Jails and armories aro filled
with imprisoned strikers. ?
Tho government has learned that a
committee of sbriofcors nos tors oriza
ba for Flaxoala, Puebla, and other olt
tles, to lnolte laborers at those pointa
to strike. It was also earned thal
one man well known to the police had
left for the isthmus of Tohauntopeo
on a Uko mission. All of these mon
aro being pursued by the federal au
Tho Senator Moolaroo That State Hem
atora Mlaaonntruoil Him.
Senator Tillman, who was In Co
lumbia on Friday, in discussing tho
resolution the State Senate of South
Carolina passed endorsing Roosevelt's
action in tho Brownsville case. Till- '
"I do not consider that Blease. who
presented the resolution, understands
tho situation or tho-facts. Those
who passed tho resolution probably
misconstrued my attltudo. They have
but a vague idea of tho essential ab
surdity of the act of the President. - ,
lie has gono too far In discharging in
nocent negroes, and not far enough lo.
punishing the guilty.
' 'There ls no doubt in my mind that
ho exoeeds his power In providing
that the members of the negro troops
discharged' could not serve In the
civil branch of the government itt the
. future. His exooutlve orders have
gone so far beyond his constitutional
authority that they seem to bo pro
mulgated without any thought that
there aro legal limitations pus upon
his authority as PreBlcV?t.
"There has been no oauous ot Dem?
oor&l lo Senators to support the Presi
dent, t and no one has authority to
speak for mo in shaping up any suoh
agr6emor^urio^ vjutrook ^wlll be made
1 olear In my speeoh to-morrow; 7 K^Zk
1 it absurd that Dsmoorats should per
- mit executive usurpation of oonititu
1 tional aots not guaranteed to the
President, simply beoause they want
to see a lot of negroes punished." .
Found With Skull Crushed.
) At an early hour Tuesday morning
, an unknown wblto man. about 20
- y oars of age, was found in an unoon
.j nylons condition ?unr the railroad
I traoks In the station yard at Whit?
) miro. Ho was Immedia.oty taken to
; tue Seaboard. Air Line walting room
) and made as comfortable as possible
Dr. B >yd was summoned and made an
I examination, Unding that his skull
' was orushod and his brains running
i out. Nothing was found on his per.
son tnat oould be used for identifica
tion vilth the cxojptlon that the hat
worn had been purchased from Wylie
? it OJ., ot' Chester, ,;
1 Twenty Burned To Doaih.
? Slxteon girls and four youths, from
. 15 to 18 years old, were bu*nod to
, death at the village of Qoispolshiem,
Germany, in a fire at nubers Comp
; any's faotory at 0 o'olook Tuesday
, morning, i A basket of celluloid sorapa
caught Ure from a spark and exploded
* tn a room, where forty persona were
working. The flames spread qulokly,
cutting elf tbe exists, Twenty of the
empioyees ?vere driven by the fire to
tl e end of a roc nd and perished there.
p dtton dinned* >
b The oensus bureau Wednesday is
a sued a report on ootton ginning, show
t lng that up to Jan. 1, there were 28,
300 active ginneries in operation and
1 that 11.7P0.044 bales were ginned.
* compared with 0,725,420 balea for
. loos. Round bales wet? counted ail