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_____ iis"T TUNES
.aTHA M'GULLOOH WILLIAMS,
[Copyright, NN191, by tlie Author.]
"Almighty (od, Father in heaven,
forgive thy unworth3y servant the sins
he dady c0u1mlit 4"
"Dl)oni't, pop, doji't! Whenever you git
tho prayvin fit', it bringis me had luck. "
"ILt1uck! Iliat has luck to do with sch
as you? There's 110 chanco for you to
lose, except whel you Nwalt to."
"But a miiglty heap of ebanco for me
not to win w hen the otier fellor holds
all tie evards. Don't ho soft, pop. If
whatever it, is that sitH up above us
keeps any sort of accounts, I reckon you
started with suich a big credit it'in't
nigh balanced yit. Selis to im you
used to read sthii('tin 'bout him that
saveth a soul froi death 81111 hido a
mltitudo of sins."
"Silence! lHow dare you'
"Dare? I datre anything, beoauso I'm
your son, I re(kon. I'vo hoard tell as
you waIrIl't afraid of nothin, not evell
satai. leshiles I remomber t hat las
0111111) lleetill, the lovo feast an tho un
drod n1ew converts aill crowdin round
an huggin you an tellin you how your
preaclin had kept 'em (liout of the fire t11n
brimstone. It made 11e proud of you,
pop-it did, ildeed. 1 m11os.t felt like I'd
be a preacher myself until-well, after
A swift har(dness came' upon1 both
faces. Tho e1d(r man,111 said grimly:
"Afterward you changed your mind.
Well, You h11ad good reasoll to do it."
Then. droppiig his fave ill his h (ands
andto speaking v- ry low: "Dh> you know,
Jim, if I wva- sureof h.aveii-a muro as
I felt inl thein times-l'd givo it ul) for
Jest ono year of tle old li fe--ridin an1
preai'hiin six dy m l soven it coniin
home to the poor little liouse that hold
you-aln Sally"- choking a hit over
"Tell mo one tiing," the other said,
a dark.1 rod flush1ing aill over his face.
"Did you givo upi all that for-jest, a
Thie ol( nian shrank unasi t'lfrom
his son's koen look. l1e opened his lips
as though to Apoiak, thOen shut them'n close,
turiled away and begani funifidig with
the keys of an old fiddle. Jirn went on)
"If you did, you must '.I' been 'razy.
Gand, it snlakes me shliver, man,11 t o (iik
about. tlat night! It. was Augut, sorter
starlight, fog all about, anl out of it
Came th 1 ye1l Vo lin filds with) torcel an
till pajns 5an1 cow hornis, an1 yoll inl tle
middle, all tilr ill feathers. Tlili sm11
body shouted, 'Here's thle nbl cliris
tialn gelit)(llll that stolo Coloniel (lly 's
horsoI' tinl I don't rtw1eem)r 1() mOrk)
till mornin, atu I know I must go away
"What indo you do it, Jim? I've
wanted to ask you oftit, but s(ome4bow I
couldn't seem to fotoh it," tho father
said wistfully, without looking at his
Jim answered Pimply, "Becxauso she
said I must."
Warm light glowed all over lie with
crud, hiaggird, ol(d face, ao pi tpously
averted; slow ttr's (1rollpp( over t ho
laigle of hoard, and (lit) worn lips mur
mul1red softly, "Thank God, I hold 311y
Trewais scorniful specu lation is)
"1 (3n1't ma13ke you out," '' 11ai3 after
a1 minut11e3. '"So h-t 's slop talk in fool ishi
an1 I'lu d30 Itwn toi bu111ses. "'Wha t ar1o
the tutl-l for t(onighit?"
"Whast's4 thel gam1o?"
"P1oker 3, If they'llI lot m11 in. If not,
I'll try ol sh'dge iun val~toon."
"'Jlhich Satin' 'll 11ean1 'hli's blutf
inl;' 'Ton Meiwon%'lt her, ' 'raise him i.'
If I striko 'Rook of Ages,' call him an
be quick about it.''
"DIo you want to ruin my luck for
goo~d an1 always? Shoroly you wvouldn't
dare! to 1play3 mother's hlymnl~?"
"Why not?'' with a rookless 1aug11.
"Yourl1 imotheir gave me her son. Ildn't
she love0 y'ou better than) her MCuII, 5a1 (10
you think she'd mind what I did if it
was to help1 you?''
''Say you rathor-- But lot that tunoe
alonei. Youl play 500O other ones5. It's
Uhristmias eve, an I feel enough like
son11(thill was3 aibout to hafppeni with)
(Jut hearin t bat tun~o ini a gamibl in (1en. "'
"W\ell, you wo'n't hoar It toniighlt,
unles1s thereo's dlangr--dreadful danger
-ahead. Somohow I'm1 a bit shaiky,
too), ani all1 this improviln conversation
we've had ha3sn't helped0( to set mo1( up."'
"T1ry this--it'.s thet onily frienid left
us8, '" Jim1 3aidil, pouring a glass half full
(If whlisky 81m( hanhdinig it to 11is father.
''Half that, Jinmmy - half' -- jest
enloughi to mlako my1 wits an finigers
nimIlble," th 1le old man sa idr, 03'ing the
glass thiirsti ly, but niot touching it.
Without a word Jim pouired palrt of
the li(t11uor oui the floor; then, as his fa
ther 81na1tched 110 glass and drsdined it,
he saidl slowIv:
"'I'll wvait till after the game to drinlk
daminationi to Colonel Olay."
TLhe old 1man1 got up with splarkcling
eyes. "Th'e blue devils are all gone,
Jiml,"' ho said oatehinig up is (Iddlo
and1( striIxing a 11ar1 or two of" -"Of to
Charlestoni."'''i "eep a level head, lmy
lad. H1(ar5 thle old woman talk--sho'llI
tell youl al1 t hat.' against you toniight,
1.n1 not hal1]f try."'
"I'ml afraid it's l uck that 'sI againt
me, "' Jilm mulhttOreSd to himself as lho fol
lowedl his3 fatther Into tihe streot:. "'I've
felt thunder in1 the air ever sincoe that
letter' from Kontuoky told me that
Colonel Allen Olay hlad started down
tile river to Now Orleans."
* * * * * *
Ohristmas before theo war wasn the
southernl faturnalia, especially inl the1(
river town 's. WVhilte m1en, black men,
mon01 of : intermlediate comnplexionls,
.drank Ii: . enrouse5Ld and1( burned 1powdei
in honor the daiy. Christmasw eve was
peculiarl' uproarious. Planters fr'om
many miles around 011111 131 to 140l1 a11
buy and to end a day of furious trai:ng
with a night of high play. Jim and1(
Bialdy might reasonazbiy oxpect a rich
harvest. If the pair 11114 any1 othles
names, niobody know it. They hand dr'ifi.
ed into thet village thriee day13S li f , ap.
parenitly from nJowher1, apair tet waifs
that everybody ahsLerl at. Bot '. were
tall and1( lan nad~ ush ght ly stooped, wit h
meiager' faces full o tf deep lines. 'Though
,Jim's hair31 W3va white as5 wool, t he otheui
iteemed to look 0on him1 as5 a mere1 in3fantl,
whom lie must gnasrdl and gu ide ini all
wr~ys. It was odd thlat thel thin fringe
back of .Baldy'Ae ars should bo dar'k and3(
silky an-a ravnn'sdown 'Toll seo" ie
said to the groups which Onme about
drawn bythe magioiof hisfiddle, "Jim'
got the hair, but I've got the color of it
Maybe I mought one 'a' had some ot hel
name, but I've boon Baldy so long--ear
ly piety, you know-that I don't feel al
home when you cnll me nothin 0ls0. "
The fiddle and Jim's rifle mado ul
their luggago. He was a dead shot. Al
all elso ho appoared the simplest back
woodsntn that over gaped at semicivi
ijzation. The gambling hold him spell
bound. le stood for hours beside tb
players, who won and lost hande, mon
ey, crops and slaves, his eyes shining,
his lean faceo twitching with engor in
torest. His father had usually t( drap
him away an11d onco cuffed himl% roundl
"for bein such a fool is to keer foi
them spotted papers. "
The players wero nearly as much in
tore'sted in the odd pair. When the tw<
appeared in the saloon oi the rive:
bank, thero wlas at chorus (if welome
It was by far the most gorgeous one it
the plae--full of mirrors aimd gilding
with a Ihick, soft earpot, a wheezy pian
and soveral picturos of large and liberal
lovely ladies. The steamer ianding wa
just besido it. Indeed, whoever cano o
thu boat haid to pass its open door
When, an hour later, Colonol Alloi
Olay cam11o through it, ho found Jiv
seated at; the main table, the picture o
radiant verdancy. lie had been invite4
to take at hand with the craok players
the nervy set., as skillful as they wei
bold. Much to their astonishmont, hi
had pulled ouit i oleSkiin, orammnot
with coin, and risked it am frosly an the
bhst. of them. StTaiger still, he won
woi steadily. h is father ineant.iimo walk
ing round anud mound, with tho iddl
tucked unider his chiii, too rest less ovi
dt-ntly for citinuout play ing, bu
striking now aid then i few harm fron
nieno old familiar breakdown or reol
Invariably .Jima begged hit n "stol
that sriueakin." As invariably JIM&;
sail : "Oh, coimio away, ,lim. 'lat. aill
no placo for you. You'll got to losii
diretetly, an thien whar'll all our littl
cotton Crop he?"
At first tho restI laughed over it anm
tid aside one to inot.her tliat who
ever woi it poor greenhorn's iuoney
would, of course, givo it back to him,
after he h ;d lveen tiaught tho folly 01
gainlllig. By the Ii inne Colonel Olay
caie ol tle Scenle thIis hoenovolount inlten
tioll hald vanished in th in air. Fool',
luck did not b(egin to express fortune'i
favors to the greenhorn. Yot it was 1lo
pure anid siulplo. There wan no sloigh
or palining in thono awkward, trom
bling hlnds. Two or three times th,
limi it; had been raised oil purpoo t
soaro hii away. As the colonel cimo it
tho table was fairly heaped with goh
"What's in tho pot?" he asked care
"A thousand in ontsh, two liggorm and
i 'wigon and 11,111 said t playei
wh'lo had not "comli' inl" the gairme.
Oiutside, through the warn fog,
ItIm'll boat eamo down stream, puflin
and chiurniing in to the lanling. Nohod;
hividod it. All (yes4 woro riveted oU thI
As ('olonel Clay looked, a slow daw:
of reeiglitim 1311ao ilito his eyes. 11
glained hack from Jiiii to Daldv.
Rork ifr A zie, e'eft. fm om,,
1.-t In hido 1ry1telf ' i th al
Te fildd le seemediut to tilay it plaine
frozm hiis i;-at, then1 ( dr(opped baok, say
ing, "'I calli you."
"I lier stop y,3ouir galme, gentI lilmen
Thiorni is chlat inig ait 1Ithboard, "'ol
inel ('hty~ said, fohling hiii armse aim
lookin oi. wn froin his 6 fe"et 2.
Jim tGe''ilhitu, wvhite wvith rage.
"Because thoro must be when th<
0on (If a5 horse thief iS founid playingi
wvi th gent lemon I"
There wa the leap of a panther,
eboking gurgle of breath, a wild cry
"J.imn, Jim! Don't touch him for you
lifeo'' thenl a swift, deadly gleam c
st eel, and t wo lnen01, fm amin ig and blreathi
hi ss, hodbd apart , whlile a t hi rd lily be
tw%en, w il h groat purts5 (If blood( gush
ing up~ fiomn his IbreastI.
T1he b~oat hlad Ilnded. T1hero was
light, slow step on the gangway ; a slons
der, bowed woman, with a face of ashes
paused half a breaith at thle door, tihei
ran~l to the prostrate nman, knelt anm
pressed 11er hand1( hard against the up
rushing blood1(. At lier touchl the wVound1
ed maim's eyes openod. Fear, shame aum
exquisito conitont camen into them. HI
put a feeble hand over hers and aait
"Sally--you are-just in time."
She foil pronoe besido him, laid bei
eheek softly to his and said brokenly:
"'Oh, \\illiam--~.my husband--.forgive
me-forgive 111 thatt I left you to suffoi
so many years-alongl"
"God bless you for it, Sally I I'm dly
ing now-and~ truth comes easy. If yoi
had staiid with me1, 1 nlever could hav<
spoken-and asked you 1(oforuive. Heml
everybody away--evenl Jim-- lian't di
easy until you know all."
''Hush, hush, imy da~rlinlg. I do kno,'
- everything. Did you nOeer thinm
what kept me so long? From the nigl
you-loft us, Miranlda (5ay wasH unla
I helped her husband care for~ heri. Thrt~
monthms ago 1sho d ied in moy arms---sa
penItent-fully, freely forgiven, asi
hope for foIrgiveness."
"'Dear heart---t rue heart''- c'aressir
her hand-" you ti ed to atonle, but
"Don11't think (of t hat, W'illialul. E~ra
pray! The tiume is shlrt, bunt (God is ii
merciful, all plowerful. Ask hlim to to
give anud saveW you for Jesus' sake."
"For Jostis' sake, " ho repeated dlrona
thy. "I taumght Mirandla to pray
whenm I knelt beside hecr in the alta
Rtaiso me--I am11 clmoking. Now give n
my fiddle. sing, Sally, as you used
do, 'Reek of Ages,' while I play."
If Sally sanig, only the angels heam
her. Her airma were Olasme tight abo
her husband, her oheok lid againeU
shoubtor, h hr fiigers dabbled in hils lif
9 blood. Now awd then her lips move
but no sound of tlhso piercd throug
the flooding melody that death itse
seemed drawing from the strings. A
last the player paused, with bow in ai1
An awestruok whispor, "It is Christmit
eve, too," pierced through his cloude
"Ohristmas evo-so it in," he said
laughing softly, "and I have a top ft
Jim and a kiss for Sally. She won
mind. Jim is just 5 years old and lit
not harned to do without what li
"Pray, my darling, pray. You hav
only minutes now.'"
His broath cane ii gasps. He grope
for the fiddle bow and drew it foobl
across the strings, singing:
"Let the wnter and the blood
From thy wounded side Oaat flowed
Bo of sin the donblo cure"
Tho how fell. There wns a convulsi
Isimpping of strings.
, One masque of t he passions w as nudei
3 THI END.
The General Asembiy of South Carolin
IN TH E HOUSE "OF REPRieSEl
IA I INICV .
Some of' the Measurem Acted Upc
in the House-The County Goveri
ment. Law Receives Attention.
Mr. Goodwin's bill to apportion t
road fund doervod from the count
levy was taken up. The bill was abot
to be ordered to a third reading in thi
shapo without debato, when M:
Kinard called attention to the fact thit
this bill repoaled the act to provid
for advertising for certain contracti
ir. Goodw in said that was in the lin
M1r. Gage wanted to strike out bot
the provisions of tho bill relating t
contracts made in excess of the annui
apportionment. le said if theseo pr<
Viso were passed they would work
hardship upon the people who had th
right to contract with the county con
missioners and look to theii for pr
Mr. Goodwin said the same provi
ions were made as to the school fund
this only applied to the I mill road ta:
Mr. Gago's amendment was then killc
Mr. Livingston said that the amn<
wonts offered by M r. Thomas destroye
the whole effect and purpose of the bil
a They took the matter from the towi
ship commissioners and put It in tU
hande of the county commissioners.
M r. Thomas said that the townshi
commissioners had no right to pay ot
After much discussion Mr. Kinar
took the floor an(] opposed the bil
The county "overniont law was bein
too much weighted down with amcnt
nicuts. le wanted tho county goverr
ment law operated for a year at leae
us it was. lie moved to indefinitel
postpone the bill. This the House r'
fused to do.
Mr. McCullough then got a thir
proviso in relating to the matter (
d isbursing funds. A number of exoni
tiens wore then made. Tho bill wi
* finally ordered to a third reading i
Section 1. That on and aftor the pa:
saigo of this act, the county board <
coiimissioners of the several countit
r of the State where thbere is a levy (i
ireail and perisonal property for roa
purposes5C, not later than the first
Mlarch in each yoar, shall apportio
the road fund to each township upo)
an equitablo basis, having dlue consi
oration for the miles of road to b
worked and the number of bridgest
he kept in irep".i r.
Sc. 2. rThe road fund so apportione
shall be expended in doing all necez
sary work upion the public highway
and in opeing new roads when direci
ed,and in building and keeping in repal
bridges that do not exceed 12 feeti
leng th, by the road overseers, under tl1
direction of the board of towvnshi
Scommissioners, subject to the generj
supervision and approvm "' '.4. couni
r board or commissioners ; provide,
f however, that the hoard of county cor
missioners shall not enter int. any cc
tracts for the expenditure of more thi
four-Iifths of the apportionment bofo
the first of the last quarter of the ilse
year; provided, further, that any cc
tract entered into by the board
county commissioners in excess of thi
ap~portionment shall be void :provide
further, that no funds shall bo d
bursedl under the provisions of this am
,cexcept at the written reqluest. of L
h oard of township commissioners; pm
v'idd, further, that the provisions
this act shall not apply to A bbovill
F'airfield, i.'lorence, Spartanburg, Che
ter, Kershaw, Sumter and Richland.
Sec. 3 Th~lat no township commi
sioner shall be dlirectly or indirect
i nterostedc in any contract portainirl
to his duty as township comimissione
COUNTY GO\'ERNMENTL AGAIN.
Mr. Uiainsford's bill to provide coni
pensation for the members of tI:
boards of township commissioners an
chairmen of said boards while servin
as members of the county board of cou
missioners was then taken up.
Mr. Johnson offe red to amend so
to allow the membhers of the boards ps
for ten instead of ilvo days, so as to s8
cure good men. Hie wanted also to 1h
th~e members travel as many as 2(
miles Both propositions were table
The bill was ordered to a third readis
in short order In this shape:
Section 1. That from and after tl
passage of this act the members of tU
board of township commissioners pri
vided for in an act entitled "an act i
provide for a system of county goveri
ment for the several counties of t4h
State," appiroved January 4th, 189
shall each receive as compensation it
his servicen the sum of $1 per day, fm
exceeding five days, and mileage at
cents a mile, not to exceed 100 miles I
any Onlo year, and the chairman of sal
board the sum of $1.50 per day an
same mileage as other members of towi
i sh ip boards, and $1.50 per day and miht
ago ait 5i cents permile in the mo
It direct route one way from his home I
-. the coumrt house Nhon attending up0
meetings of the county board of con
6. mflinoners, when the said county boar
55& not sitting as a board of equal izatioi
prov ided, members of the county boar
of commissioner~s shall receive miloag
att six (diff erent meetihgs In each yea:
Sand no more: provided, further, thi
nlo nmember of any township or count
6, board of commissioners ehall receiv
11 more than one per diem and milea~
r. for attendance upon one board meetin
in one day. That all acts ID conflm
2. with this act be, and the same am
to hereby, repealed.
r. ALL SOLDIERIS CAN PEDDLE.
w Mr. Winklor's bill toexen pt soldiel
tc and sailors in the service of the Stal
of South Carolina, or of the Confede
date States in the war between. ti
dStates, from taking out the license
thawke'r ar.d peddler required by oha
is em.rLJIl Voi1 Renv..ed St .- mA$
. of South Carolina, was called up and I
1, Mr. Moares immediately moved to I
b strike out the enacting words. Mr. i
1 Blythe spoko earnestly in bohalf of the I
few old soldiers who wore forced to I
Mr. Meares said ho would be the last i
a to do anything against tho voterane: I
d the whole trouble was that tile bill wts I
clearly unconstitutional in that It dis- I
criminated in favor of one class of
t Mr. Simpktine did not intend to make
anything like a patriotic addross, but
he did say that it was a duty that the
E House owed the old Confederate sol
diers. Put the law on the books and
he ventured to say that none wouldever
be found to havo the law tested in the t
d courts. Ie know that there were old i
y veterans who would ongage in this I
Mr. Winkler defended his bill ear- i
nestly. He had not expected that i
there would he debate on this measure. I
Tle judiciary committee thought it
was a constitutional measure. I
Mr. Wilson said he wished to see the t
- enacting words stricken out. He was I
an old soldier; he had proven his love i
for his fellow veterans in many in
stances. The old soldier did not wish 1
j this exemption.
After a speech by Mr. McWhito, the
House refused to strika out the enact
i- Ing words. The bill finally passed in
this shape :
Section 1. That any person who was
a bona fide soldier or sailor in the ser
vice of the State of South Carolina or
1- of the Confederate Statos in the war
between the States may expose for sale
ora sell, as hawker or peddler, any
0 goods, wares or merchandise in any
y county in this State, without taking out
the license required by chapter XLUII,
volume 1, Revised Statutes, 1893,
of South Carolina; provided, ho make
-, to the clerk of the court of common
t Pleas of the county in which such goods
e are to be sold satisfactory proof that
he was such soldier or sailor.
e Ti'n PRIVILEGE TAX.
SMy. Ashloy's bill reducing the privi
0 lege tax on fertilizers from 25 to I cent
l per ton was then called up, being a
. special order.
Mr. McWhite moved to strike out
a the enacting words of the bill.
Mr. Blythe was against the bill. He
detailed the many reasons why this
tax should be retained. Clemson only
asked to be allowed to continue to re
ceive this tax and wanted no other ap
propriation. The question as to the
amount and disposition of this tax had
been settled In 1890. Beforo Clemson
d took chargeof this tax it really amount
ed to nothing. It went to support the
farmers' college. He quoted the figures
0 showing a largo increase. He made
quito an earnest argument. To take
away this tax from Clemson would
throw the college back into politics.
He doubted if the farmers paid the tax.
d When it was put on, it did not increase
the cost per ton of fertilizers. At least
ifarmers had so informed him. They
were threatend with an increaso of
taxation now and it would be most un- 1
wise to pass this bill.
Mr. Ashley supported his measure.
This was a tax, ho said, on the agri- I
cultural classes only. Georgia farm- 1
Ors could purchase fertilizers cheaper.
At Clemson it was not alone the farm- I
6r's son who was educated. The
farmer was the worat Imposed upon|1
(and hirdcst worked man on the face
of the globe today. Clemson was not a
college for the farming class only. He,
did not wish the farmers of Georgia to
have any advantage over the South
d air. Crum said the object of the tax
was to protect the p~eople from fraud.
Tb s hill wvould not raise enough to
even pay for the chemicals necessary
-for tihe analyses. He wanted the tax
oM Ar. Ilderton was in favor of the bill
and against the privilege tax for 01em
son. Ho said that the college should
be maintained out of the general tax
Mlr. Mauldin was In favor of the bill.
rHe did not want Clemson supported by
one class. He aid not wish the poor
ewoman who ran a farm and wile was
unable to send her children to school
to pay a tax to educate the sons of men
who were able to send them there. He
had respect for all the State colleges,
bthew wanted " special privileges to
Mr.* Verner wanted to clear up all
.a doubt as to who paid this tax. The
al farmers paid the tax.
n- Mr. Bly the called attention to the
of (act that a large part of the fertilizers
ir was shiipped out of the State.
Bloth Messrs. Mauldin and Verner
made excellent speeches.
ct mid mith, of Hampton, made his
2c mien elort speaking at length and
wihthem to forget their promises to
the " poor old farmer." He wanted all
staxed alike. Ho could not bear the
Sidea of having promises made to farm
era only to be broken. He wanted
them to go ahead and get through.
"~ Give the poor old farmer a chance.
if you keep him in the harness between
'the shafts all the time, applying the
lash he will finally have to kick and
I- lie will kick you all out of the shafts."
e Mr. Goodwin, of Laurons, felt good
d just now because he was one of " the
g poor old farmers" so much pitied.
aThis thing was agitated all over the
State and the tax was voted by large
is majorities. The farmer paid It every
y cent it was true. Mr. Goodwin spoke
at some length against the bill.
it A t 11 o'clock Mr. Ashley's bill to ro
0 duco the privilege tax was again taken
-up, in the hope of a final settlement.
Mr. Goodwir, -'f Laurens, resumed
his argument. h..d 1..t id the.L to m'ik"
e a direct appr priation for Clemson
e would be to cripple Clemson. To
- cripple one of the higher oducational
o Institutions would be to cripple them
all. There Is no desire to hurt any of
e tile State institutions. The farmers
~'would not be helped by the reduction
of the pivileg tax.
Mr. McoWhite, of Florenco, said that
650s far as lhe knew there has not been a
n~ voice raised against the tax, or its
d going to Clemson. In fact, it has never
d been an issue In hIs section, and every
body In his county was proud of Clem
son. He said lhe was sick and tired of
thearing ab~out tile " poor farmers."
0The farmers are sick and tired of being
a called " poor farmers." Thov are not
asking politicians to appeal ~for them
d on the ground that t~bey are " poor."~
m: It is not a direct tax on the farmers.
d From his section boysc go to Clemson
o and come back a credit to th emselves.
" Everyone knew how diflicult it was to
t get an appropriation for State colleges.
n eknw that C'mon was the cheapi
estInstitution in &iu 6ate; the whole
o money outlay, with uniform, is only
g $74 Besides, the boys are paid for
it labor on the farm and in the shops,
e and one boy told him ho had $30 to his
credit for work. The denomInational
schools can do nothing like Clemson
-s and Winthrop. The denominational
*e schools are literary. The denomina
r- tions, especcially the Methodists and
0 Baptists, arc now heavily taxed, and
othey have no Idea of undertaking the,
p. education of the masses. He said he
a3 was not afraid'in un before his people
In opposition to repealing the privilege such a
,ax. Men came here and professed to keep u
'epresont the farmers, and really know Mr.
lothing about their condition. He farmor
mid ho could not be bulldozed or ed the
scared into keeping his mouth shut on olleg
io important a matter. To pass this Citado
All is to cripple Clemson and Win- Mr.
irop, and the offect will bo detrimental buon o
'o the whole people. provio
Mr. Smith, of Hampton said he bad tained,
ceu critioised for pleacing for the the ye
poor old farmers " for politioal pur- strike
Mr. McWhite said that such argu- Yeai
nonts were made to work on the feel- Armst
n a and sympathies of the members. don, B
Mr. Smith, of Hampton, went on to man, (
ay this was not so, for he had more Davis,
espect for himself and the members. DeLoa
lo said he used argument and when Gaded4
i spoke of the " poor old farmers " he win, (
neant what he said, that they needed Thomi
'clief. He wanted it understood that vey, I
1e intended standing by the farmers. son, 11
When anyone attributed impure me- nard,
;Ives to him he had to resent it, and he Loftom
mupposed the speaker when he went Cullou
iome would be glad to embrace these White
lamo " poor old farmers." He said he Reyno
)pposed the privilego tax because he Speer,
believed the tax wrong, unjust and un- Theme
rair, and should be repealed. The ling, N
farmers paid the tax and by heaping go, W
Dn such taxes the farmers will not be Nayl
able to stand much more. thune,
Mr. Graham, of Abbeville, said wards,
he was a farmer, and perhaps a ton, L
" poor old farmer," as Some had been Misho(
called. Four years ago this whole Patton
matter was ventilated in the State and ford,
discussed on perhaps every stump, and Sinkle
perhaps more farmors--" poor old Sullivt
farmers "-voted in the campaign of Winkl
four years ago. "The poor old farm- Afte
ers " voted for this tax, and they have killed
never asked for its repea.. He was tary bi
opposed to any interference with exist
Mr. Burns, of Oconee, said this was ----To
a discriminative tax, and no tax im. ing tc
posed on any single class is right. if curren
all the farmers pay the tax it should W. Sc
go to the free schools if used for educa- his po
tion. You are told to p. rpetuate a dispen
wrong, on 80 per cent of the people, all ment :
for Clemson. He told his people he go, bu
opposed the tax as a matter of princi- credet
plo, and at the same time was a friend there
of Clemson. The South Carolina Col- Mr. S<
logo and the Citadel have not been are no
crippled, and they got direct appro- in no
priations. He was in favor of giving decap
Clemson College all the money that Is the
was actually needed to run the institu- If holt
tioo on the proposed lines. Mr. Burns iota, i
said President Craighead had gone with I
through his countl making speeches is just
and had spoken of farmers as " peanut alway
Mr. Kinard, of Abbeville, said he can be
had only one son, and he was studying exper
Latin and Greek. He was surprised who h.
to hear any farmer speak'against Clem- J)sper
son College, for to destroy this tax will of the
be to cripple Clemson, which was knows
started in response to an agricultural eillcie
demand. He has never hoard of a tributf
single famer objecting to the tax new S1
-oing to Clemson. Mr. Kinard at- aged t
cnded every meating, and nov r heard _gV
ny one speak against the tax. countr
Mr. Robinson, of Anderson, said the patent
natter was an issue in the campaign
n his county. He was opposed to any
special tax-therefore to the privilege
Mr. Wilson. of Sumter, said if the
ax is abolished the revenue of the
state is reduced, and the saving to the
armer will be small. This isna privi
ego tix on a special class and should
20t obtain. Ciemson's doors are open
o all classes, so it is not a voluntary
tax by farmers for their own use. One
1ourth of the privilege is paid by the
,olored farmer4 and they have no
3hance of going to Clemson, but they To At
have no possible ground for complaint, ens, 3
Ele favored all State and every other New 3
aollege and every class of education. ingtoi,
Hie was and has been a stanch friend ule in
of Clemson, but she should stand or
fall like every other State institution.
Mr. Garris, of Colleton, believed the
demand for the repeal of the tax came Lv Ne'
from a ralsapprelhension of the facts. Phil
While the motive of the bill is pure Balti
and honest it is not on the right line. W~asi
The farmers of South Carolina have Itich
for many years when they needed Norfi
anything come here and salid so, and l'ort:
put it in the platform of the Democratic Welt
party. Prior to 1888 there was a "pro. Hen<
tection tax, ' most of which was used to Ar Dul
pay salariesi. Hie said nearly a million Lv Do
dollars had been spent on Clemson, Itale
and this was a purely farmers' college, Sanf
and they want tihe College and the tax' re I0
In the first place a one-cent tax will Ha
not pay for inspection. it now costs oi
$1,533.82 to pay the actual expenses of
the examinations, and to have the Ch
examinations separately made would Che
cost nmore, as the general salaries ,
at Clemson go to pay those assist- ibb,
lng in tihe analysis. It Is argued that Elbei
a reduction of the tax will be that Lr Atl
much reduction In price to the con- A"* W
sumer. If the rules cited in argument Ar Atl
are to a pply, why vet ask for your
cotton what you want ? The farmer__
cannot fix fertilizer prices. Capital
regulates thlose p rices, and will con- Lv A t
tinue to do so with or without a priv- Lv A t
ilege tax. He hopedi for consistency. Jllb
The tax should be left alone. A bbi
Mr'. Mauldin, of Pickens, denied that Giree
those who favored the bill had any in-.-..
tention of injuring Clemson. He want
ed equal rights to all. Give us all
institutions on an equitable basis.
Don't tax any class for any sp)ecial
purpose. There is no justice in it.
Let every man go into his own pocket
and pay his just proportionate share
at all such institutions.
Mr'. Asbili, of LexIngton, said that
liquinrs, tobaccos and fertilizer's were
all the articles used here that had to
etanrl a privilege tax. Farmers have
to use fertilizers and it Is wrong to
tax necessities. As the representa
tive of the farmers he would protest T
against taxing any necessity. He fa
vored Clemson, but wanted this ques
tion reliaved of Clemson, and he op
posed the bill on general principles.
Mr. Epps, of York, as a farmer, said
that to do away with the privilege tax
would be to abolish Clemson College.
The Intention may not be to cripple
Clemson, but the repeal of the law will
have thlat effect. He paid the taxes
and favored doing so. .
Mr. 1'. D. Smith, of Sumter, wanted
to see members lay aside all class feel
ing. There are 350 boys at Clemson.
This, he thought, was a small attend
mnce. Thousands and thousands would
like to go to Clemson, but cannot, as
they are shackled by poverty and are
unable to attend. If Clemson's list
were examined it would be found that
nine In ten would be able to pay .heir
way. Mr. Smith said the tax was un
just in principle and equity and should'
not be imposed, as at present.
M r. Skinner, of Barnwell, said that
when he heard men favoring the bill -
and being friends of Clemson he felt
like saying: ~''God save Clemson from
her friends." Clemson was the vic
tory of the farmers and they should
not go baek ward fn their great stru g
gle. When the first bill was passed it A
was at the instance of the far'mers, and
they have never desired a change. If
you are friends of Clemson you had
bettor let this thing alone. Those
who have opposed Clemson wil b.,
votoy as this have courage to
uilivan said that the same IL ai
s' convention of 1880 that direot- - (jf;j
privilege tax to go to a farmers 11M
obligated Itself to abolish the 80-1
I and had not done so. R ale
Magill s:ggested thero had XrDii
Uough debate and called for the LYDur
Us question. The call was sus- ~-W6
and then Mr. Ashley called for Rich
ias and nays on the niotion to Was
out the onacting words of the a
3n this the vote stood : New
i-Speakor Gary All, Anderson, XriZi
rong, Bacot, Bailey, Banks, Be- Norf
lythe, Breoland, Carson, Caugh
;olcock, Crum, Cushihan, C. M. Nos.
George W. Davls, W. C. Davis, 80id
oh, Dukes, Eird, Epps, Fairey, Atiait
3n, Garris, Gasque, H. P. Good- Portein
). P. Goodwin, J. S. Graham, Train
69 A. Graham Hamilton, Har- bet wo
[lott, Hollis, humphrey, .3ohn- For
:ennedy, Kibler, honry J. KI- tion a
Lancaster, Lester, Livingston, B.
, Maill, Mehrtens, Miles, Mc- Pass.
gh,McDaniel, MoLaurin Mc- Ga.
,Owen,Phllips, Pollock, Iy att, Giic
Ide,Russel l, Skinner, Simkins, Chari
Sturkio, Stevenson, W. H.
is, Timmerman, Vincent, Wol- E
Vestmoreland, Whisonant, Win- Goal
ycho, Yeldell. Total-71. V. I
i-Asbill, Ashley, Austell, Be- dent.
Burns, Carraway, Child, Ed- H.
Fox, Gage, Henderson Ilder- TV.
lyton, Mauldin Joel H. Miiller, Agon
, Mitchell, iocro, Nettles, Gon
Perrit, Plyler, Prince, Rains
Robinson, Sanders, Seabrook,
r, W. S. Smith, E. D. Smith, S(
bn, Townsend, Verner, Wilson,
r Mr. Ashley's bill had been
Mr. Magill gave it a parliamen
e Columbia Register, in allud
a rumor that had boon given Cond
cy to the offect that Mr. Seth
ruggs will be discharged from
sition as chief clerk at the State N
sary, makes the following state
" Dame Rumor is always on the
t it will not do to place implicit Ly. At
ice in what she says. Of course " N
are people who would like for "13u
ruggs to lose his job, but they "
t likely to be gratilled for he is Ar. Co
immediate danger of ofliaial Lv. Mt
tation. The unkindest cut'of a!l "'
charge that he is 'puffed up.'
line oilico has changod him one " C
hose who are in daily contact ::
iim i ave no' discovered it. He (41%
the same Seth Scruggs he has " li
t been, and ae pl.iin as an old shoo. (4n
is one thing about which there Lv. Chi
no dispute-he is one of the most Ar. D&
bookkeepers in the State. Those Ar. R11
ave had occasion to examine the --
isary books since he took charge Ar.W
m will vouch for that fact. He .h
his busiuess thoroughly and his eN
icy has in no small degree con
d to the success with which the sout
ate board of control has man
he affairs of the Dispensary." N
ritzerlani- is the only civilized " Phi
y in the world which grants no
s for inventions. ,
Lv. R I
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