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Qovernor Blease Wields the
ARE CENTER OF ATTACK
After Forty Days of Labor Our Hard
working Luw Makers Meet a Set*
back at the Hands of Governor
Blease that Puts them to Rent?Sev
oral Hills Passed over His Veto.
Columbia, Feb. 18.?The unexpected
happened. Word had gone forth among
^members that Governor Blease would
approve the appropriation bill as It
wns sent him; almost half the mem
tiers went home, for a bare majority
was here when the surprise came. Ev
ery Act had been ratilied and the
Mouse was about to send a message to
the Governor, asking if he had any fur
ther communication, when the sur
prise came in the shape of disapproval
of items aggregating $91,000. The
House, caught napping, was very bad
ly shocked.' Many had gone home;
others had arranged to go home and
they did not know what to do.
On the first yea and nay ballot, 64
members out of 124 were present, and
on subsequent ballots 63 voted. Mr.
Stevenson, had to go home and such
leaders as Osborne, Mower, Stevenson,
Gary and others had gone home, se
cure in the belief that all was well
and that the coast was clear for go
ing home. But it was not.
The Citadel's new wing was spared;
Winthrop's new science hall was re
tained, but the addition to the infirm,
ary at Winthrop was vetoed. The Un
iversity of South Carolina was denied
its new auditorium and its heating
plant is to remain useless. It takes
a two-thirds vote to retain an item
in the Appropriation Act over the Gov
ernor's veto, and with the slim attend
ance and general demoralization this
After taking six ballots the House
took a recess for an hour to try and
catch its breath and see what it all
meant. The members had only t\M>
minutes in which to discuss any ques
tion, that rule having been adopted,
but if the time had been longer, out
of the 64 or 65 present then' were
and have always been enough econo
mists and adherents of the Governor's
policy to let the axe fall Without real
ly figuring, the ultimate cost.
It was the most remarkable scene
and demoralized situation I've wit
nessed, in reporting the General As
sembly continuously sir.ee 1892, and
in passing it is the first time a single
Item In the appropriation bill has been
vetoed. The Governor has not hud
time BUillcienl to investigate the situ
ation, as has the ways and means com
mittee and the finance committee.
Here is a summary of the items
Governor Blease disapproved and that
will not become law unless passed by
n tWO-thirds vote Of each branch ov
er the governor's veto.
Items Objected To.
State Reformatory, heating plant,
etc. $15,000; Historical Society index
clork, $1,200; Hive Stock Association.
$1,<)(M); SfntO Fair Society. $5,000; Col.
i^red Fair, $1,000; Comptroller Genor
aV-; Investigation fund. $5,000; ac
tuary. Insurance department. $1,500;
clerk in Treasurer's office, $600: law
clerk) Attorney General, $6.*>0: de
ficit, Audubon Society, $1,150; water
account city of Columbia, $7,500; In
surance armory, $31.50; maintenance
State House mid grounds, $2 500; ar
senal at Beaufort, $ lOO; State, geol
ogist's contingent fund, $1,900; in
spectors and clerk commissioner of
agriculture, $4,100; Code commission
er, extra work, $150; enforcement pure
lood law, $1,000; auditorium Univer
sity of South Carolina, $16,666; heat
ing plant. University of South Caro
lina. $5,000; extension Infirmary Win
throp College, $6,000; critic teachers.
Winthrop. $910; Colored College.
?rnngeburg, $io,oriO; stenographer,
Prof. T?te. $720; Confederate Home.
Ghnrleston. $2.000. Total disapproved
This is a summary of the House s
! < lion:
Veto sustained! Five thousand dol
Mnrs comptroller's Investigations, $1,
^((Joo insurance actuary, $180 1 p.v clerk
for Attorney General, $i,ir.o Audubon
balance, $1,000 contingent for State
G. WASH HUNTER
On Grounds of After Dis
AFFIDAVIT FILED BY
F. H. DOMIINICK
This Will Probably Mean nu Indefl.
nlte Postponement of his Entrance
Into Uie Pcnltentiury for Another
Appeal to tho Supreme Court may
G. Wash Hunter, the Goldvllle clti
zeu who has been under sentence of
eight years in the penitentiary since
February 1908 when he was convicted
of manslaughter at Greenwood on the
charge of having killed Elbert F.
Copeland in this county July 19, 1906,
has zeen paroled until July 1 by Gov
The parole was granted by the gov
I ernor in order to give Hunter s attor
neys time to ask for a new trial on
the grounds of after-discovered evi
dence, so it is claimed.
The a;davit presented to the gover
nor asking for a parole was hied by
Mr. F, H. Dotninlck of Newberry, form,
er law partner of the governor who
was himself leading counsel for the
defendant in his several trials.
After his conviction at Greenwood
the case was appealed to the State
Supreme Court which tribunal am:m
ed the judgment of the lower court.
Then the case was taken to the Su
preme Court of the United States. Re
cently this court dismissed the case
for want of jurisdiction. Last week
the mandate from the II. S. Court was
received, and following this came the
announcement Monday that Clov.
IUease bail paroled Hunter, thus sav
ing him from prison for a little while
longer, at least.
geologist. $.">.000 for heating plant
at University. $S,000 for heating plant
at Colored College. $1,000 for statis
tician of department of agriculture.
Veto not sustained: Six hundred dol
j Inrs for Treasurer's clerk, $7.000 for
water in Columbia, $31.50 for Insur
mice armory $100 for arsenal. $-150 for
Code commissioner. $lt?,G0ti for Uni
versity of South Carolina. $(5,000 lor
in Urinary at Winthrop, $900 for cities!
at Winthrop, $2,000 for At-toslan well
at Colored College $1,000 for pure
1 food inspectors, $720 for I'rof. Tale's
Clerk, $2,500 for State House grounds.
$2,100 for lac lory Inspector and ex
penses. $2,000 for Confederate Home,
$15,000 for Reformatory at Florence,
$1,200 for index clerk of historic com
mission, $1.000 tor i.ive stock Associa
tion, $5,000 for State Fair Society.
$1,00(1 for Colored Fair. Total 01,897.
It will he noted that in no vote was
the Governor's veto sustained by a
majority vote, and had the majority ;
vote prevailed, every item, except r?iu<.
where there was a tie, would have j
been restored. On two votes, the ac
tuary for the insurance department,
the henllne; plant at the colored col
lege. Were not restored to the Act oy
one vole. Tlie House tried to gel back ,
to (lie previous close votes, hut could
not get to it. At 11.20 o'clock, tlto
House finished its voting and sent
the-hill to the Senate for its action.
The Senate Sunday morning took
the following action on the items com
* 11r-C from the lloUSOl
Extra clerical help, treasurer's of
fice. $t'i00. Governor's veto sustained.
Water for public institutions, ?7..'>0n,
passed over Governor's veto 21 to s
Extra work code commissioner, $-150,
by vote to 25 to 1 passed over gover
Insurance on armory $.'51..".0, gover
nor's veto sustained; for work on
State House grounds $2,.",00 vote of
ix to 16, veto Is sustained; repairing
I of arsenal $100 by vole of 23 to 0,
Veto not sustained and becomes law;
salaries Inspector Commissioner Wat
son department ami expenses $3,400,
by vote 11 to 17. governor's veto sus
The Senate sustained Governor
IM- ise on nearly nil Items h ? vetoed.
WhlCll the House did not voio The
govornof thus won noarly every con
tention, cxe.>|>i three. Only $10,900
was appropriated over die governor's
THE ORIGINAL CHERRY TREE STORY
J As Told by Parson Mason Wcems, the Author
off the Story.
The following anecdote is a case in point.
It is too valuable to be lost, and too true to be
doubted: for it was communicated to me by the
same excellent lady to whom I am indebted for
"When George," said she, 4'was about six
years old, he was made the wealthy master of a
hatchet, of which, like most little boys, he was
immoderately fond; and was constantly going a
bout chopping every thing that came in his way.
One day, in the garden, where he often amused
himself hacking his mother's pea-sticks, he unluck
ily tried the edge of his hatchet on the body of a
beautiful young English cherry-tree, which he
barked so terribly, that I don't believe the tree
ever got the better of it. The next morning the
old gentleman, finding out what had befallen his
tree, which, by the by, was a great favourite,
came into the house; and with much warmth
asked for the mischievous author, declaring at the
same time that he would not have taken five gui
neas for his tree. Nobody could tell him any
thing about it. Presently George and his hatchet
made their appearance. "George," said his fa
ther, "do you know who killed that beautiful lit
tle cherry tree yonder in the garden?" This was
a tough question; and George staggered under it
for a moment; but quickly recovered himself; and
looking at his father, with the sweet face of
youth brightened with the inexpressible charm of
all-conquering truth, he bravely cried out, "I can't
tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did
cut it with my hatchet."?"Run to my arms, you
dearest boy," cried his father in transports, "run to
my arms; glad am I, George, that you killed my
tree; for you have paid me for it a thousand fold.
Such an act of heroism in my son is more worth
than a thousand trees, though blossomed with sil
ver, and their fruits of purest gold."
11 IHF.XCK Sl'KLLKWrM).
So Says i) Great Chntauqiui Loader
About tin* Hkovgiinnl Concert Co.
The Skovgnard Concert Cmpany,
which will be at ihe baurens Graded
Schol March IT. lias hundreds of mng
niflcenl testimonials, among which is
the following from Ueo. W. Spencer,
See. tif the Iowa Chautauo.ua Assooln
it always gives mo pleasure i<> rec.
ommend to other committees talent
which I know \>i!l please their pa
trons, because upon the patronage
depends the life of any chautnuqun <>i
lecture course. in ihis connection
I am ph ased in say a word in behalf
f tho Skovgnard Concert Party, a mus
ical organization composed of three
people. Herr Skovgnard, a pianist and
a singer. I am I rank in say Ihn! I
do not believe there is u bettor simi
lar organization on tho American
chautaumia and lecture course plat
form, They are artists of the very
highest class, and cannot help but
pbase any audience. This excellent
company gave one number on our
lecture course in the spring of lf?Of?,
and I do not believe there was a per
son In the large audience tliaf Was
not more than pleased with the con
cert. Suc h expressions as "The bent
I ever heard.'' Couldn't be better,"
were heard on every hand alter the
concert. In the hands Ol Skovgaard
his violin talks, it. cries- it laughs
apparently going Into ecstasies at
times until his audience can hardly
realize* that it is not a dream. The
great ambition of this famous musi
cian IS to jdease. and he does it.
it is not the work of Skovgnard
alone, however, that holds his audl'
enco Bpollbound for hours. The two
young ladies who assist him are each
"stars", and completely oaptlvate their
hearers. The piano accompaniments
and solos were ?o skillfully and ar
tistically rendered that they alone
would have made; a good cnti i talnmenl
and were Ihe t ultj -e t of much < ?111
mont. Tho singer -well she's simply
gnat. That's the whole story in ti
nutshell, From the moment she inndo
her appearance u.'ii the entoriuin
men! was over she sop roil < ne "hit"
after another until in some c;i the
"catchy" popular air ihr audience
fairly went wild with enthusiasm.
During the entire concert every
number, whether Individually or col
lectively, was repeated!} encored, to
which they always cl.i tul 1 y respond
ed, thus prolonging the cnt?rlalumcnt
until nearly midnight.
So well did this company please
our people thai we have arranged with
.Mi-. Skovgnard for a return engage
ment in March, and it Is expected that
their concert win ho the most enjoy
able event of tl)'- season,
in conclusion, I wish to stale. In the
interest of purchasing committees, that
no mistake can he made hi securing
tlx Skovgnard Concert Tarty.
On Vcrj >ad Mission.
Miss Annie Davis, membor of the
Graded School faculty, was called
to Columbia Tuesday night last on ac
count of the death of !:.??? I l-ycar old
brother, Benjamin Ira Davis, whose
young life was crushed out by the
wheels ot a wagon passing over Iiis
hend alter lie had !>? -? thrown from
the vehicle. The team drawing the
wagon became frightened and. in try
ing to run away caused the wagon to
swerve suddenly, throwing the lad for
ward to the ground. Instantly his
head was crushed by one of the
wheels. Much sympathy is expressed
for Miss Davis who as one of the
t? a< hers in the city schools during
tie current session has greatly en
deared herself to the school and Its
Rev, \. 0. v nisoii.
On Sunday, f/obrunrj ">, Rev, A. 0,
Allison, of llcndorsohvlllc, N. C, \yna
r i d by Si cond Baptist Munch, Lau*
rei Brother Allison comes highly
ro< .amended ami will : i\. full time
to this church. The people rirn expect
Inf; a. good year, ih enters upon Ms
i ? field at once.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWNJE CLINTON
Two Especially Sad Deaths
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
A Number of Interesting Events
ScIi(>?IiiUmI to Happen iu the Xear
Future. A Lecture hj "Betsy Ham*
Ilten" ami un Oratorical Contest at
Clinton. Feb. 20.?A gloom was east
over the entire community by two
especially sad deaths. Both occurlng
last Thursday morning, May Whit.
tlngton, a sweet lovable si\t< t n year
old girl, an inmate of the The.rnv.rll
! Orphanage, died in the early morning
and was buried that afternoon, nl
half alter two in the orphanage plot
of the Presbyterian cemetery, The
Rev. J, B. Branch conducted the I'un
' oral. The child's mother hud been
by her side for several days before
The death of Mrs. .lanie Comploil
Lindsay, occurred Thursday morning
in a Spart an burg hospital to which
she had been carried for a .surgical
operation about two weeks ago. For
a while it seemed tVnt the operation
had been successful but for several
?days before her death it was known
I that her condition was critical. She
! left three daughters and one son. All
! are young, and two of the daughters
tare still in school. The deepest sym
pathy goes out to these bereaved chil
dren left without father or mother,
Mrs. Lindsay's former home was Ora
and the interment was made there on
Friday. The children and some of
iielr friends left for Ora on Thursday.
Mr. Mnhuu'cy's Sermon.
Some time ago the Rev. .1. R. Ma
haffe-y preached a se rmon that last? d
one hundred minute's on the scriptnal
mode of baptism, Bvory pew in i Im*
church was Illle-el and groups of pen
pie stood under the' windows ie> hear
it. so great was the- interest liroilHOd.
Following its delivery Mr. Mahnffcy
yielded to a strong demand to prim
the sermon. Sine-?- then he- has re*,
printed it several times until now ii
has reached iOO.uOO copies. Mr, Ma
haffc.i has received hundred! of Pi
ters, with reference to it and many
vor,' high complements on Us force
and e ffe el Ivem ss,
The local chapter of Dttughtei of
tin American Revolution, the- Mas
grove Mills chapter, has a (real in
store for this week'. Mrs. i, Louise
May?*.-., state- regent of the Organiza
tion mid Mrs. A. V Moore of Alabama,
known on the lecture platform as
"Betsy Hamilton" will bo Jn (e>wn on
Thursday and will !>>? tendered a re
ception by Mrs. .1 .\. Bailey in the
afternoon. At (his reception the fa
mous lecturer, the honored state re
gent, and tli?- Musgrovo Mills chapter's
"real daughter", Mrs. Funiilo Monroe
of Ooldvllle, will form sis Interesting
a group of honored guests as lia> e-\
er graced a similar occasion In Lho
ton" will d< liver e.ne- of hor famous
humorous lectures nnd, from the nd
vance- sale pi t.'ckets, it will ho a very
brilliant o< casiou.
Qua Herl*. ( eiio'cn-iieo.
The Methodists enjoyed a visll and
si r me in from tii ? presiding older. Hie
l!? v. \V. M Duncan of Greenville. The
affairs of the Methodist church are
in excellent condition, and ospcclnl
prldn is felt by the church in the- ac
tivity nnd strength of the Bptt'ortli
Dr. Duncan preached In the after
noon nt the Carolina Memorial church
t?> the Thornwell Orphnnngo common
College Society Debate.
The- InlOr-BOCicty de-hate- which has
been held for several years at the*
Presbyterian college oh Washington's
birthday. Will l?e< held as usual em
Wednesday evening. The public Ik
always Invited t?? this contest. The
Olee club's sweet music, the thought,
fnl speeches of the orators, and above
nil the joy in a congest* make it >
mo t interesting occasion. A troph:
cup Is I he* prize*.
Washington's Hlrtlulnj Dunce.
The- Clinton Oermi ii club's dance
on 111?- i vo or Washington's birthday
Is expected le> bp a v ry el illghtfiil oc
casion. A number of visitors froni
surrounding towns have beflM Invited
LANDSLIDE OF VOTES
FOR MAYOR BABB
Defeats W. H. GHkerson,Sr.
by Large IVIajority
INO TAME AFFAIR
\. II. Rial Defeated W. II. Anderson
by Five Votes I .1. K. Hillpet Heat IV.
It. Klchey, Sr., by Two Votes, V, V.
McOowau Defeated Pinning Smith
I?} Thirty Six Votes Others Unop
Gilkerson threw ii pair <>t' nines and
llnhb n pair of sixes, hut Babb went
one better by throwing a three spot
in fron! of hi:-. At Die show down it
stood Haidt HOG ami Gilkerson !?s. Babb
got lllO stake.
That's the way the wind blew in the
Mavoratv rare, hut in the Uderin.inie
rare the money wasn't so ousy. in
tlx 1st Ward Brooks was unopposed
and so won out. So did I.IUigStOl] in
the 2nd Ward toi the same reason
and Swit/.er in the Ith Waul. In the
llrd Ward MeCnwan and Smith lock
ed horns ami at the end of the locket
McCowan had HO more points than
Smith, In the :.th circuit \. H, Dial
skimmed over w. 11. Anderson by a
small majority, live, and so won out
In the Oth was the "most closest shave
of all"; .1. ?0. Phil pot defeated YV It.
Richcy, Sr., by just two votes. The
whys and wherefores can be gleaned
from tin' candidates themselves.
Here is the way it stood at the wind
C. M. llnhb.:tOt>
W. II. (iilkerson, Sr.'.?'.t
.1. II. Brooks.50
.1. l.ee L?ngstem.30.
F. I*. McGownn.S8
T. t'. Swll/.or.
N. H. Dial.Tu
W II. \ndersou.0">
.1. K. Phllpol.
W. It. Riehl y; Si.2"
Total vote cnkl.ICf>
Mr. Kentho i -U>\>- ..; (iemsoli.
The Hon. ('. ?". I' a'iu r: (one Ol
I.aureus, add:' sod the V. '.!. < \
last Sunday night. N subject being
?'!des and I.lurs." !u IiI? i ddrc M?
Fonllierstone pointed on- (he diffei
out classes of liar.: and spoke vor.v
i forcefully on the effects of telling lie
Clcmson for "The Newt and t'our
i Heaver Ham < Imrclt.
l!< v. .1. A. Martin v\ III preach ill
1 Heaver Dam church next Suiidu> at
ISO o'clock. All i he el ? <?;, ; . .pi
boj'S are ><?( neslei! to he at those . ??!
\ let ; as there is busilii : .. to 1"
Mr. I>. I?. Brounlit Bend.
M . . I >. D P.i iiv. nie?, . .. ; a
living on the pluct of .Guilt .1. G. Jen
near town, died Tro< da.\ nigh <
1 n tit tack of Pneumonia The ?.?.!
was held yestordny at Trautpiil church
Mr. HlOWnlee had a llUlllb of ft-!
v l.o v. ill ii paiiu d to h |tl n of Iii?
d< nth. He was a aativ of Lai ? i
pom ty, Greenwood Index.
BKM)FIT KM KKTAINMLN I.
The Juvenile Missionar) Society of
Mcthoillst Church will Obtain I'm.
coeds at Moving I'lctlire Show Kri
The .Iuvenile Missionary Society of
the Methodist church will have a bon
? lit entertainment at the Moving Pic
ture Theatre m>;t Friday, the Jith
Manager Grant, who has HCvcnil time
shown his willingness 'to aid good
Causes, lias promised a Inrgi |ior ten'
of the proceeds to the ?(gdoty, A ape
clul number of pictures that win j?e
particularly Ititerdsting to children
h <? been' ordered tor the ^litortalu
teent and in all ;.rona!iitJt;. i h
.- pt.?t j'eiititrew w ill he glvi i