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ET AULL, EDIToR.
Two-thirds of the members of the
present Legislature seem to think that
the people want a constitutional con
-vention Thejoint resolution referring
the matter of holding such convention
f tothe people has gone through both
brmnehesof our Legislature. For the
pastseveral-years there-has been some
men who have been clamoring for a
constitutinal convention and the only
= reason we have seen assigned for such
convention is the fact that our present
one was adopted by the radicals. That
- aa very small matter to make such a
y _ seasbout. If there is really need for
- a new constitution it seems to us it
would be a very small undertaking to
point out thedefects of the present one
and let the people know what changes
We have an intimation that the plan
Is to abolish the constitutional 2-mill
tax and have a qualified suffrage-edu
cational we presume.
We are opposed to such convention
at this time for many reasons. It is
not a good plan to always be tinkering
With the organic law, and besides we
have a very good constitution now and
there Is no demand for such conven
tion. It will cost to hold such conven
tion fom $73,000 to $100,000. In these
times when there is such demand for
economy it does look just -a little ex
travagant to spend that much money
on a thing that is not needed or de
But there is plenty of time to discuss
all of these questions, as the people will
have to say by their ballots whether
they want such convention. Some
- people have the idea that when the
resolution passes the Legislature that
the ;matter is settled. That only sub
'' malto's vote of the people at the
next general electon.
Hereis the provision of the constitu
'" tion o* this point, article 15Lsection 3,
2 sotwit be at least two years before
such convention can be held:
Convention, Section 3. Whenever
two-thirds of the members elected to
each branch of the ieneral Assmbly
shall think it necessary to.eall a con
vent1bt to revise amend, or change
this convention,.they shall recommend
tothe'electors to vote at the'next:elec
tonafdr representatives, for or against
a convention, and ifs majority of all
the electors voting at said eletion shall
have voted for a convention, the Gen
eral Assembly shall, at their next sea
- sion, provide by law for alling- the
same: and such 'convention shall con
aist of a number of members, not less
than-that of the most numerous branch
The administration members of the
Legislature have killed Col. Haskell's
scheme to renewthe bonds falling due
next year for four years, in case the
State was not able to place new bonds
atalower rate of in.terest. -And Gov.
Tilhnanbhan submi*tted a plan, the sub
staimeowihich is given in our Colum
bia letter. His plan would do if all
those who now hold South Carolina
bondaare willing to exchange them for
new 4tper cent. bonds. But suppose
any large portion of these holders of
ourseuritiesshouldnot be willing tose
eept the 4j bondsin placeof the 6's they
now hold, and demand their money.
We see no provision In the plan of Gov.
Tilman's for such an exigency, and it
is not improbable that it may arise.
The State should meet its obligations
honestly and fairly and not force peo
-ple to take its bonds at a low rate of
interest nless they so will.. We would
beglad to see' the debt refunded at 4
per cent., and believe it -could have
been seomoiplished if 'there had not
been so-much, at least apparent, war
fare by our aministration on ep
and corporations. --<~
-Then we do -not think & State
should be required to pledge any par
Aleular portion of its property for the
peymnent of the State debt..
matter of refunding the State
detIs one of the most important to
come before our Legislature and should
-- be given proper and business like con
u.. In its consideration factional lines
should be obliterated, for all good citi
aens are interested In maintaining the
4 credit of the State and should work to
gether for the settlement of the debt on
the best possible terms for the tax
The Herald and-News has no reason
to change the opinion expressed some
timeago that the present Legislature
would not pass any prohibition bill. A
great deal of the valuable time of the
Slegislature isbeing wastedin the discus
sion of the question. In fact it would
seem that prohibition was the main and
all-Important question before the Leg.
Islature at this session. Reform and
retrenchment and all other matters
sink intolnaignificanceand many of the
legislators seem utterly at a loss to
know just what to do.
The "reformers" seem afraid to tackle
the question for fear it will disrupt the
"reform" movement and they are like
I ~wise afraid to oppose prohibition be
cause they do not know just how strong
Well, it is really abad state of affairs,
but the whole thing will result in no
If the Legislature should pass the
bill establishing an insurance depart
ment and requiring the appointment
de ntay, orColumbia correspon
detashe companiesdo not know of
any man in the State who could fill
the place. We believe thatt we have a
man In Newberry who could. He has
made the study of insurance a business
for some years. Capt. A. P. Pifer would
make a most excellent man for the
The House wants the anti-free pass1
law abolished. They rather like the
idea of being "bamboozled" by the rail
Joint resolution had gone througi
both branches of the Legislature ex
tending the time for paying taxes with
out?the penalty to the fifteenth of Jan
uary.- In the meantime Gov. Tllmai
autiorized the Comptroller-General t<
extend the time to the first of January
So we presume that will stand.
The railroad bill, it seems, will pass
Why our law makers should desire t<
freeze capital out-of the state we d<
not know. The bill is arbitrary ani
gives entirely too much power in th+
hands -of the Commissioners. Powe
to locate and have built depots, and fb
rates and allow no appeal does seem t<
be hard on the railroads. The railroat
people say it will greatly cripple thei
The prohibition bill has gone througi
the House. Unless it runs upon i
snag in the Senate it will be law. Gov
Tillman will hardly exercise the vetU
Well, it is just as well to giveita tria
if they want it, but The Herald an<
News does not believe it will provi
either a wise or a good law.
The Register Is advocating an extr
or adjourned session of the Legislatur
after Christmas. The best advice th
Register could give the Legislatur
weould be to pass the appropriation bill
draw their pay, adjourn sine die, an<
go home. The idea of reformers an(
economists advocating the holding e
a prolonged session of the Legislatur
is preposterous. What is to be done
This session, if they adjourn at th<
usual time, will be one of the longes
We are begiening to believe, how
ever, that the Register is right when i
says that some of the members woul<
like to go home and feel the pulse o
the people. They are tackling som
things that are somewhat puzzling t
many of them. They don't know jus
what to do. It must be a rather un
comfortable feeling for a Legislator t#
exercise his brain to do what will mak
him popular rather than what his con
science tells him is right.
The Childs' prohibition bill passe<
its third reading in'the House on Tues
day. We do not believe that it wil
get through. Not unless there is a pro
longed session after Christmas. And i
should not pass.
The Big Fight on Prohibition-The Gov
ernor's Refundiment Scheme-TheyWant
Free Passes-Hard on the Railroads.
[Correspondence The Herald and News.]
CoLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 12.-This ha
been a busy week in the General As
sembly-a week of real work and o
hard fighting for and against the mos
Important of the various "reform
measures that have been introduced ii
the House and Senate, and some of the
incidents of each days's procesdings are
of more than ordinary interest.
On Thursday, for instance, there wa
qute a breytime when Col. John C
Haskellixconiated those who had taker
advantagd of his temporary absenet
from the hall of thelHouse to kill hi:
Mr. Wolfe, of Orangeburg, moved tV
indefinitely postpone the resolution
which provided that all State bond:
not-met at maturity should be extendet
for four years at the same rate of in
Mr. Westona.n behalf of his collea
gue, Col. Haskell, protested againsi
such action -being taken in his absence
and stated that4he -would return in
The motion prevailed, howee,ani
was "clinched" on motion of r.YeI
dell, and the resolution was forever pu
beyond the possibility of resurrection
When Col. Haskell came into thi
House he was pretty hot. He said I
was the grossest violation of~commor
legislative decency that he had evel
known, and that it was deliberately
intended to prevent him from speaking
but, said he, I give those who ari
responsible for it fair notice that I wil
bring this resolution before this House
and say allIlwish to say on itin spit<
of any attempt they may make to de
feat it, and I defy them to try it.
Of course evyery-one Is on the qui 'oiv<
to know..h'at is go:ng to break loos
TH ADirAINPLAN OF BE
- ~ - UNDMENT.
The Administration has come to th<
front on this vitally important matte
with a bill to provide for the redemp
tion of the State bonds. On Friday r
was transmitted to the Legislature
accompanied by a message from thb
Governor, in which he states that il
embodies his views and thiose of the
State Tieasurer and the finance comn
mittees of the two Houses. He furthei
states in the message that it is no:
possible to refund the debt at 4 pe
cent. and says that "in spite of thb
errors of the past" the State will be
able to accomplish it at 4 1-2 per cent
"without the help of our own capital
ists if the General Assembly will pro
vide a sinking fund with which to be
gin the gradual annual payment of th
debt and mortgage the phosphate bed
as collateral." The Governor says tha
the practical results of thisscheme wil
I. That the interest charges to be
met annually will be $80,000 less. Bu
this sum will not go to the redue
tion of taxes, but nearly all to the pay
ment of and reduction of the debt it
2. That this will, in my judgment
enable us in tweaty years to float
3 or 31 bond, so that in the long rui
the total amount saved the State wil
be more than if we now placed a forty
five year 4 per cent. bond.
The bill prescribes the manner of issu
of bonds of thedenomination of $500 an<
$1,000, which are to bear interest at 4
pr cent., payable semi-annually, thb
bnds and certificates of stock to be
come payable at the end of forty year<
from the 1st of January, 1893, thi
State reserving the right to call in and
pay the whole or any part thereof af
ter the expiration of twenty years
from the date of issue, coupons and
interest orders to be receivable for al:
State taxes except school tax.
It is further provided that as a se
curity for the reduction and payment
of the debt the phosphate royalty, tc
the amount of $37,500 each half year
shall be set aside as asinking fund, and
the sinking fund commission is autho
rized to buy at their discretion as
many of the 41 bonds as the fund wil
warrant and cancel them.
The bill provides in detail for the ex
change of old for new bonds, and foi
the exemption of the bonds and stocks
The House committee met immedi
ately after the bill had been referred
and decided to report favorably. Nc
more important subject con ronts the
General Assembly, and it is hoped thai
all "Issues" will be relegated to the
rear until the State debt question ham
received satisfactory solution and full
confidence in the credit of the State
has been restored.
It is believed that the passage of the
resolution asking Congress to establishn
the free cnae of silver and instruct.
-ing .miembers of Congress to advocate
the same will have an important bear
ing on the question of refundment.
It is ascertained that the-capitalists
- who are negotiating in the matte- will
- insist on payment in gold, and while
the passage of the resolution will not
be a drop in the bucket with Congress
' the capitalists will take it as indication
of the sentiment of the State.
PBOHIBITION THE ABSOEBING QUES
The great fight of the Legislature is
on the question of prohibition. This
overshadows everything else and Her
culean efforts are being made by both
I sides to carry their points. I see no
reason to change the opinion expressed
in my last letter. In fact, the results
of the last week go to emphasize the
C belief that the Roper or Childs bill will
> not be passed at this session.
1 The discussion on the bill began
last Wednesday and has been going
on ever since with no practical result.
Ostensibly the prohibitionists are in a
majority, and if they were a unit in
c their views they could carry their
a points. But they seem to be all at
sea, one man pulling one way and one
another, and no two of the leaders seem
> to be drawing to their side that large
element in the Legislature who do not
I at heart favor prohibition and who
are only' supporting cold water meas
ures through the force of circum
As a result of this state of things dil
atory tactics have prevailed. One day
a substitute to the Roper bill comes in.
Next, the substitute has to be printed,
3 and then come long amendments, "too
3 long for the members to understand,"
which in turn must be printed. And so
it goes from day to day, while outsiders
look on with much amusement as
I when some humorously inclined mem
I ber like Sullivan, of Charleston, moves
f to include "persimmons" in the. list of
things from which liquor shall not be
made. This actually happened Satur
I day night, and Mr. Sullivan called for
9 the yeas and nays, saying, "I intend to
see that the unholy traffic in persim
mon beer is put down."
Mr. Nettles, of Clarendon, has been
- appointed generalissimo of the prohibi
t tion forces in the House. Twice he has
I charged the Antis with trying to "kill
time'" and declared that he would have
a direct vote before adjournment that
day, but the other side have been too
smart for him. Mr. Nettles made such
a statementSaturday, and Mr. Hughes,
of Charleston, then sent up to the
- Speaker an immense volume of 773
> pages that he asked to have read as an
a amendment. This would have con
sumed several days. Speaker Jones de
clined to entertain the motion.
I am told that the Governor is inter
posing in the matter and has sent out
1 word that Roper bill must not pass. I
- mentioned this to one of the probibi
I tion leaders, and he stated that there
was something in it and it was quite
- probable that a bill on the line of the
t recommendation in - the Governor's
message would be passed. This places
the minimum license at $500, which is
to be placed in the county treasury.
The prohibitionsts say that they are
determined to -reach a direct vote to
NO DIVORCFS WANTED.
The House has taken final action on
two important measures within the last
few days-the divorce bill and the bill
to repeal the anti-free pass law. The
3 formerwas killed after lively discussion
- last Thursday by a . vote of 78 to 34.
f Messrs. Duncan and Hardy, of New
t berry, voted against the bill; Mr.Blease
was not present.
I THEY WANT FREE PASSES. .
SThe bill to repeal the anti-free pass law
failed of passage on a direct vote Thurr
Sday, but the following day the House
reversed its action and put itself on
record as believing that a lgsaor can
accept a free pass without beng "bam
boozled or debauched" -and now if the
SSenate also passes the repealing act and
the Gveror approves it the politicians
can all ride free once more. The vote
was 52to 48. The fight for the repeal
was led by Messrs. Duncan, of Union,
and Blease, of Newberry. The latter
argued that money wasjust as likely to
-buy aman as afree pass was, and said
that Col. John C. Haskell had told him
that his reason for advocating the pre
sent law a year ago was to expose the
hyprocricy of Gov. Tillman.
The otherNewberrians voted against
'The House has not yet taken a whack
at the' salaries, but the measure has
I been the chief bone of contention in
r the. Senate. Senator Efird's bill pro
vides for a uorizontal reduction or
twenty per cent. and Senator Finley's
;makes a graduated reduction. The
& latter was favorably reported, but when
1 taken up it was found that there were
,so many inequalities in it that even its
a author could not defend it very vigor
- ously, and a substitute was offered for
it on Friday by Senator John Gary
a Evans. The indications are that this
a bill will pass. The proposition to cut
the pay of members down to $4 per day
- was killed.
.*ELEVEN HOURS A'GREED UPON.
. The labor questions before the Gen
reral Assembly seem to be in process ot
. satisfactory solution. Senator Wilson's
Sbill limiting t he hours of labor for fe
males and children working in factories
a to ten hours a day was strenuously op
posed by the factory men of the State,
e and now, afte-r fail discussion before the
.judiciary commiTittees of the two houses
San eleven hoar compromise has been
tagreed upon, and it is more than likely
e that in this sha~pe the bill will become
IT PCT UP COTTON.
The joint rosolu tion to instruct mem
- bers of Congress to vote for the Hatch
- bill to prevent dealings in futures and
- options has passed the Senate and is on
Sthe House calendar for . a second read
Sing. It is said that when the news
Sreached New York it advanced the
Iprice of cotton twenty-five points.
IT SHOULD NOT PASS?.
STheredistricting bill hangs fire andthe
.eff ort to,put Charle"ton in the "Black
- District" does not at tbis writing seem
.to have much legislative backing. It
is of course strenuously opposed by the
Charleston delegation, and that opposi
Stion has received unexpected and mate
rial strength from other portions of the
Charleston district, notably so from
Lexington. Cal Caughman and Ben
Perry made very strong spee.ches be
fore the House committee on priveleges
and elections in opposition to the
scheme. Caughmnan said that it was
nothing more than a scbeme for the
personal aggrandizement of some
individuals. The general impression
has been that it originated with Dr.
J. William Stokes, who was defeated
for Congress by the Charleston vote,
but he has denied it, though he sayei he
approves the bill.
A caucus of the reformers was held,
but they could not agree and no action
was taken on the matter.
-AN INSURANCE DEPARTMENT.
The insurance men of the State
have been here in force for the last
week putting in some eff'ective work
against the Breazele insurance bill
which requires all insurance companies,
and other like foreign corporations, ex
cept national banks and benevolent
associations, to deposit $25.000 in State
or United States bonds with the State
Treasurer, and to pay an additional
license of $100.
The bill has been reported favorably
in the House and a minority report has
also been handed in. It is an adminis
tration scheme, and at first the refor
mers seemed to be bent on carrying it
through noZens t,olens, but it is proving
a serious matter and there is now great
doubt of its pasage. The Southeastern
Tariff Association is preparng to with
draw most of the companies from the
State in the event of the passage of the
biml and insurans,e men ay that they
will simply move to Augusta and Char
lotte and carry on the South Carolina
business from those places.
To-day there was prepared a bill to
create an insurance department of the
State Government, the idea -being for
the Legislature to elect a Commissioner
and an actuary who shall have entire
charge of the insurance business in the
State, and who shall be paid by the
companies. Thi+ plan is favored tby the
insurance men and they say that in this
way no company can escape taxation
as there will be somebody to pay special
attention to that matter.
To-day several insurance agents were
talking about the matter and one of
them said that it would be a difficult
matter to get a man in the State who
was fitted for the peculiar duties of an
actuary. After discussion they came
to the conclusion that about the only
man they could think of was Col. J. P.
Thomas, who once performed practi
cally the same duties for the largest
company in the State.
ARBITEARY AND DESPOTIC-THE
RIGHT OF APPEAL DENIED.
One of the most serious matters that
the General Assembly has to deal with
is the railroad question. Senator Wil
son, of Spartanburg, has introduced a
bill to place the entire control of the
roads in the hands of the Railroad
Commission, - giving the latter the
power to regulate all rates, fix sched
ules and.order depots to be built, with
out the power to appeal from their de
cision. The administration people say
that the denying of the right of appeal
is the most important section in the
bill and declare that when a railroad
gets into court it is at home.
From an authoritative source it is
ascertained that if the bill becomes a
law there are three~ or four roads that
will be entirely frozen out from doing
business, as they are not now making
expenses. I am told by a railroad man
that there will be the very novel spec
tacle of several roads being entirely de
The bill has been favorably reported
in both House and Senate, the provis
ion about depots being eliminated.
AN EXTRA SESSION-G-E-E !!
There is a good deal of talk about
an extra session after Christmas, and
there ls;said to be on foot a plan to hold a
caucus and get it to agree to take arecess
next Friday and come back after Christ
mas and conclude the business of the
session. There is radical opposition to
this, but then again some very Influen
tial members are supporting it. They
claim that there is too much-important
business to be disposed of without de
liberation and consultation with con
stituents. Messrs. Buist, of Greenville,
and Breazeale, of Anderson, are said to
be in favor of it, while the other reform
leaders in the House, Jordan, of Aiken,
and Yeldeli, of Edgefield, tell me that
they are opposed to it, and that there
must not be any such "record-break
ing" as that.
SEPARATE INSTITUTION FOR THE
The Rev. P. P. Blalock, the blind
chaplain of the Senate, has had intro
duced a resolution to appoint a com
mirsion to inquire into the feasibility
of having a separate institution for the
blind. He says that at the--Cedar
Springs Institute the mutes worry the
blind very much by the noise they
make, as it is chiefly through the sense
of hearing that the blind learn any
thing. The latter want to be placed in
a city where they will have the oppor
tunity to attend lectures. Mr. BJa
lock's idea is to secure a part of the
South Carolina College buildings for
TiT IS PROHIBITION.
The House at Its Night Session Passed the
LSpecial to News and Courier.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 12.-The
House gave half an hour to-night to
the .consideration of routine matters,
and then began the big fight on the
prohibition question. The parliamen
tory;fight was the sharpest of the ses
sion. For a time It looked as if the
whole time of the session would be
spent in calling rolls. The fight began
by resuming the discussion eon the
amendment of Mr. Brice to strike out.
the section holding railroads responsi
ble for bringing liquor into the State,
For a time it looked as if the amend
ment would be lot, but when the yea
and nay vote was called, the vote, as
shown in the division, was changed
and the final vote on the question
stood 51 to 60 against the amendment.
Mr. Nettles,.who has been trying to
lead-the fight for prohibition, then
moved for the previous question. Mr.
Thomas moved that the debate be con
tinued. The Speaker ruled that he
could not move to continue debate with
a previous question pending.
Mr. Thomas then moved that the
question be continued until.next year.
Onthis the vote was as follows:
Yeas-Anderson, Ashley, Avinger,
Barry, Bacot, Breeland, Cooper, Den
nis, J. T. Duncan, T. C. Duncan, Ed
wards, Egan, Ellis, Farley, Garris,
Hamilton, Hardee, Harvey, Harper,
Harris, Kirkland, Lancaster, Lesesne,
Lofton, Lowrance, W. H. Mauldin,
Mshoe, Perry, Rhodes, Rowland, Shu
man, Singletary, A. J. Smith, Stalvey,
Stokes, Suddath, Sullivan, Thomas,
Tupper, Von Kolnitz, Waters, Watts,
Weston, J. S. Wolff-44.
Nays-Blackwell, Blease, Breazeale,
Bruce, Brice, Buist, Bird, Carpenter,
Carroll, Chandler, Cox, Covington,
Cium, Davis, Dendy, DuBose, Elder,
Estridge, Felder,-Folk, Foster, Graham,
Hammett, Hardin, Henderson, Hill,
Hough, Hydrick, Jordan, Johnson,
Kelly, Kennedy, Knotts, J. D. Kinard,
H. J. Kinard, Leman, Love, Magee,
Manning, L. Mauldin, McLaurin, Mc
White, Mitchell, Moses, Nettles, Oliver,
Parks, Patton, Pearman, Phillips, Rast,
Rhodes, Roper, Rogers, Russell, Skin
ner, J. L. Smith, Sturkie, Tatum, Tay
lor, Tindal, Vaughan, Whitmire, Wil
born, Williamson, W. C. Woodward,
Citizen Joshua Ashley then wanted
to introduce the fo.llowing amendment,
but was cut off.
Section 26. That upon the passage and
approval of this Act the Governor shall
order a special election to be held the 1st
Tuesday in August, 1893, at which elec
tion the following question shall be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the
State: For prohibition law, or against
prohibition law. If a majority of ten
qualified electors at said election shall
ave voted "for prohibition," then and
in that event the Governor of the State
shall issue his proclamation declaring
this Act to become of full force and
effect on the 1st day of November,
1893. If a majority of the qualified
electors shall have voted against "pro
hibition law," then and in that event
this Act shalL cease and be of no effect
Mr. Ashley then moved that an ad
journment be had. He subsequently
withdrew it only to be renewed. by Mr.
McWhite. The vote stood-21 to 95.
Nr. Nettles then insisted on the pre
Mr. Haskell and Mr. Kinard said
this was unfair, that Mr. Nettles had
promised fair play and an opportunity
to explain the Kinard bill. Mr. Nettles
refused to withdraw the call. Mr. Net
tes had a vote of 56 to 60, and the pre
vious question was ordered.
Then Mr. Thomas said 'that one
hour's debate was always allowed on
sueh a call. The Speaker recognized it
as a custom, and the time was distrib
uted as follows: Duncan, twenty-five
minutes; five minute, each for Bacot,
Von Kolnitz, Tupper and Youmans;
and five minutes, Wilborn, Roper and
Mr. Duncan was given the floor to~
explain his high license bill. He said
he was an aident prohibitionist, but
could not support the Nettles bill. He
ofrered as a substitute a bill which
provides local option, but which re-'
verses the order of requirements, in
that it requires the anti-prohibitionists
to come with petitiona for an election
ordering the granting of license signed
by 40 per cent. of the freeholders. The
result of the election would determine
the granting or prohibition of :licenses.
He claimed that the State wasfor pro
hibition and, therefore,. claimed this
right to make it incumbent upon the
whiskey sellers.;to obtain fist -the 40
per cent. of freeholders, afterward the
consent o. the majority of the people of
their county in order to sell whiskey.
He opposed the Nettles bill because of
its length, and the fear that it would
call forth a fight upon the part of the
whiskey men two years hence, in
which the negro would be called into
play, and disrupt the reform move
ment. Under-the provisions of this bill
he felt that all that has-been gained for
prohibition for twenty years past would
be lost. That if the Nettles bill is
passed two years hence the State would
have the dirtiest fight enown in her
history forced upon her by the whiskey
men, whereas a careful step forward
now wotild only give them the con
tinued fight of the prohibitionists to a
growth of the prohibitionist move.
Mr. Youmans, of Hampton, made a
very strong five minutes' talk on the
injustice and unconstitutionality of
the measure. - He made an able and
direct talk, but the majority of the
members were not disposed to hear
Mr. Buist, of Greenville, thought
that the Legislature could do nothing
else but pass a stringent prohibition
bill. He pointed to the Keeley Insti.
tute here, the Penitentiary and the
Asylum all as striking evidences of the
evils of liquor.
Messrs. Roper and Nettles, the dual
authors of the. prohibition bill, closed
the argument on the question, and
both made appeals to the members tc
support the bill. Mr. Nettles had the
distinction of receiving applause from
the galleries during his speech. The
anti-Prohibitionists decided to pursue
no further dilatory tactics, and a vote
was taken, on the direct question,
whether the bill should be ordered tc
its third reading. It resulted as fol
Yeas-Blackwell, Blease, Breazeale,
Breelana, Bruce, Buist, Byrd, Carpen
ter, Carroll, Chandler, Cox, Covington,
Crum,Davis, Dendy, DuBose, Estridge,
Felder, Folk, Foster, Graham, Ham
mett, Hardin, Hardy, Henderson, Hill,
Hydrick, Jefteries, Jones, Jordan,John
son, Kenuedy, Knotts, J. D. Kinard,
H. J. Kinard, Leman, Love, Magill,
Laban, Mauldin, McLaurin, McWbite,
Mishoe, Mitchell, Nettles, Oliver,
Parks, Patton, Pearman, Phillips, Rast
Roper, Rogers, Russell, Skinner, J. L
Smith, Stackbouse, Stalvey, Stokes
Stuckie, Suddath, Tatum, Tindal
Vaughan, Whitmire, Wilborn, W. C
Wolfe, Woodward, Wylie, Yeldeli-69
Nays-Anderson, Ashley, %vinger,
Barry, Bacot, Cooper, Dennis, J. T.
Duncan, T. C. Duncan, Edwards, Ea.
gan, Ellis, Farley, Garris, Hamilton,
Hardee, Hary, Haskell, Harper, Har
ris, Ho ugh, Kelly, Kirkland, Lan
caster, Lesesne, Lofton, Lowrance
Manning, W. H. Mauldin, Moss, Perry,
Rhodes, Rivers; Rowland, Shuman,
Singletary, A. J. Smith, Sullivan, Tay
lor, Thomas, Ton Kolnitz, Waters,
Watts, Weston,' Williamson, 3. S.
Motions to adjourn were put and lost
Mr. Hughes arose"to a point of order,
in which he held that the proceedings
were irregular. Saker Jones ruled
that according to universal practice
the order had been perfectly regular.
Mr. Nettles finally succeeded in putting
the legisintive clincher on his hill. Mr.
Bacot, of Charleston, and Hardee, of
Beaufort, gave notice of .amendmnents
on third reading of the bill. The Anti
Prohibitionists, who are mostly Con
servatives;dedided it would be best te
put the entire responsibility where il
PROHIBITION PASSES- TEE HOUSE.
[Special to Herald and Hews.]
CGLUMBIA, December 13-3.40 P. KI
,-The Roper prohibition bill passed its
third reading in the House to-day and
was sent to the Senate.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
-COUNTY OF NEWBEIERY-Ih
COMMON PLEAS. '
Jno. R. Speran, Adra'r, va; Nancy
ELongshore et al. a
RY ORDER OF...THE COUR
-herein dated 25 November~19
I will sell at public outcry, ,ef Ae
Courthouse- at Newberi, on the frst
Monday in January, 1893, the follow
ing tracts of. land, being a~ portion of
the real estate of the late Andrew J.
Longshore, in the County and. State
1..The "Johnson .Place,'icentaining
Three Hundred and. Two .Acres, and
bounded by lands of Mrs. U. F. Wilson,
Dr. T. W. Boozer, H. D-. Boozetand
2. The tract of Jland (ben aart.o
the home?place), containingSrtytwc
Ares, and bounded by lanasofE. H.
Longsbore, the Gary Place, Mrs. N. E.
Longshore, G.- Z.- Pitts~ and W..A.
:TEEMs made known on day of sale.
The plats of the above landWto4be ex
hibited at the sale.
SILAS JORNSTONE, Master.
Master's~Office, 10 DEice ner, 1892.
STATE uF SOUTH CAROLINA,
-CO'UNTY jOF NEWBERE -YNi
The Newberry Building and Loan As.
sociatione Plaintiff,s assinst Ttin
Donahue, Defendant.- -
B Y ORDER OF THE COURT, Il
the above stated case, to me di
rected, I wili sell, on Monday, (Sales
day) the 2nd day of January, 1893, dur
ing the legal hours of saleL all thai
lot or parcel of land,-lylng and~beng
situate in the County and State afore
said, within the corporate limiteof -the
Town of Newberry, containing . One
Eighth (t) of an acre, more or less, and
bounded by lands of Mrs. Emily La
throp, A. M. Bowers, Robert -Davis
and Mrs. Rebecca Paysinger, on the
following terms, to wit:
One-half of the purchase money it
be paid in cash, and tha balance in one
year, with interest from day of sale.
the credit portion to be secured by a
bond of the purchaser and a mortgage
of the premises, with leave, however,
to pay the whole bid in cash. Dwell.
ing house on premises to be Insured
and policy assigned.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, 6 December, 1892.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF N7EWBERRY-IN
TH.E COMMON PLEAS.
H. C. Summers, Plaintiff,-against esallie
M. Denson,.as Administratrix, in her
own right, and William Sidney Den.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT,
1~herein, I will sell at public outcry,
before the Courthouse at Newberry, on
the first Monday in January, 1893, all
of thait tract and parcel or laud lying
and being situate in New berry County
and State aforesaid, containing Seventy
Ares, more or less, and bounded by
lands of Wade Ander30.2 and Albert
Anderson, also by Dune:.n's Creek, and
by the Georgia, Carolinaand Northern
TERMs-The purchaser will be re
quired to pay o2e-half of the purchase
money in cash, and.to secure the be!
ance, payable at twelve months, with
interest from day of s Le, to be secured
by bond of the purd.aser and a mort
gage of the premises sold, with leave
o the purchaser to pay the entire pur
case money in cash. Purchaser to.pay
f SILA JOHNSTONE,Master.
Mast.e' Offce& Dncember, 1892.
I AM 0
WHEN YOU WA~
5 Bales of our Celebr
300 Dozen Spool Gottor
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-Ir
Douglas Caldwell, Plaintiff, vs. Ella A
Y ORDER OF THE COURI
herein, I will sell on Monday
(Saleday) the 2nd day of January, 189
all that lot.or parcel of land, lying an'
being situate in the County and Stat
aforesaid, containing One-fourth (1) c
an Acre, more or less, and bounded b;
lots of Tom Stewart, D. H. Wheelei
Estate of W. A. Cline and others. Tb
said lot being the property of the dE
fendant, and lies partly in the town c
Newberry and partly in the-village c
TERMS-One-half cash, balance i:
one year, with interest from day of salh
secured by a bond of the purchaser an,
a mortgage of the premises, with leav
to the purchaser to pay all cash. Pur
chaser to pay for papers.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Mister's Office, 10 Dec., 1892.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY ',OF NEWBERRY-Il
THE COMMON PLEAS.
Francis G. Lyles, as Administrator o
John L. Lyles, Plaintiff, agains
Abram (t. Lyles, as Administrator:
John V. Lyles, Defendant.
BYT OrDERII OF THE COURt
herin,I wllsell at public outcry
before the Courthouse at Newberry
on the first Monday in January, 1892
all that tract of land lying partly in tha
County of Union and partly- in -the
County of New berry, and State afore
said;~and containing One Hundred an<
Sixtymsir Acres, more or less, ani
bounded by lands of W.V. Lyles, W. 12
Hardy, B. S. Lyles, D. A. Thomas an<
TEEMS: The purchaser will be re
quired to pay one-half of the purchas<
money in casb, and to secure the ba]
ance on a eredit of twelve -months
with interest from the day of sale, by
bond of the purchaser and a mortgagi
of the premises with leave to the, pur
chaser to ar ticipate the payment oftha
credit portion. Purchaser to pay fo
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, 6 December, 1892.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OF COMMON PLEAS.
Lou W. Floyd and Charles J. Purcell
formerly doing business under th<
- firm of Floyd & Pureell, Plaintiffs
against J. Fred. Schumpert, Defend
BYORDER OF THE COURT,
will sell at public ogtery before th
Giourthouse at New berr, on the firs
Monday in January, 1893, all that tract
-plantation or parcel of land, situated ii
the;County and State aforesaid, con
taining Two. Hundred and Twenty
ejght Acres, more or less, and boundet
4 lands of J. C. Goggans, Estate 'o
of Mrs. Sibbie Blair, George M. Lang
ford, and others.
STERMS: The purci.ser will be re
quiired to pay one third.of the purchas<
money in cash, and::the balance pay
able in two equal annual installments
with interest from day of sale, to be se
cured by bond 'of the purchaser an<
mortgage of the premises. Purchaser t<
pay for papers.
SILAS JO-HNSTONE, Master.
T Master'sOtfice,'4 December, 1892.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-Il
THE COMMON PLEAS.
-Jas. S.-Blalock, Plaintiff, against Jor
dan R. Green, Robert H. Wright and
Leonora Abrams, Defendants.
-Y ORDER O1F .THE COURT1
I wilt sell at publiS outcry, befori
the Courthouse at Newberry, on the is
Monday in January,- 1893. all tha
lot of land situated in the Count;
and State aforesaid, in two tracts
one containing Two Hundred -an<
Fifty Aeres. more or less, an<
bounded by lands of Mrs. Matthews
Mrs. J. S. Hair, Mrs. Leonora Piestea
and George Boozer; and the other trac
containing One Hundred and Forty
one Acres, more or less, and bounded:
by the tract abovedescribed, lands o:
Mrs. LouiQa Folk and others.
TERMS-The' purchaser will be re.
quired- to pay one-third of the purchas<
mone in cash, and..to ;secure-the bal.
ance byhis bond and mortgage of th.
premises sold, payable in two equa
annual instalments, with interest fronr
the day of sale, payable annually. Par
chaser to pay for papers.
I@eIf terms are not complied witl:
in five days, will be resold at risk of
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office,6 ,December. 1892.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-Ils
Rhoda Watts, Plaintiff Adm'x, against
D. H. Wheeler, et al., Defendants.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT,
I will sell, at public outcry be
fore the Court House at Newberry,
on the first Monday in January, 1893,
all that traict of land situated in the
County and State aforesaid, contain
ing One Hundred and Twenay-thre.
Acres, more or less, and bounded by
lands of Andr'.w Hamm, Brown d
Moseley, - Moore and others.
TERXS-The purchaser will be re.
quired to payoneshird of the purchase
money in cash~, and to secure the bal
ance, payable in one and two years
with interest from day of sale,. by
bond and' mortgage of the premises.
Purchser to y fr pers.
Master's O08ie, 6 December, 1892.
ice to Be
IDE IN PRIc
Irmed at the Value
IT GUil VALBS
.tda Isam ad 5 sI E~
--3 spo?Istfor 10 en t
M1aster's '&a s. wl
STATE -F;B4ITH CARa A S
COUNTY, OF 1EWBERY
Geo:. M idr as tiinfatoir r, o
Cynthia Mower, deceased, Plaintift
against Rebecca_ A. Cole, as Edi Co
trix, &.; =of -Milton eola, deceased,
et al, Defendants. .
P URSUANT TO AN ORDER OF
. Court, dated November 26, 1892, hei
e will sell at public outcry, at New-Tua
f berry,Courthouse, on Saleday in Jan-'b
u-y, 1893, the. following_'Indsin ld tb
county-and State: an
e 1I. Traet-eontaining One Hundred in
and-Fifty Acres; more or Ie,sed
by lands of or formerly of
tin, Dr. L. B. Bates;the
Joseph Caldwell andEicha r
-the same having been heretofore an
d conveyed to Milton 'Cole'byMary di(
e 2. Tract containing One Hidied at
and Six Acres, more or less, and'boad.
ed by lauds of or formerly of E.
Keitt, J. N. Martin sud-Mitoae--'+
same havja been cpnveyed o M1i:ji
Cole by J. Martin.
Terms- 'c purchaser Bi 'be
qired to ne-bslfof tiezpurc
money in cash and to secure the _,
f ment of teirbalanbe at 'twelve mon t a
t with interest from the day ofsale bya 1r
f bond and mortgage of the premises, t
with leave. however, to pMy al:cash
aThe ou fhase to
. Master's -Of fice, 6 Dec., 1892.
SSTATE OF SOUTH CAROJNA
~CuUNTY OF NEWBERRY-fI
i Nancy E. Long, as the Administratrir
of the Personal Estate of G. Adam
- 'Long deceased~ and in -her own
a rigt Plaintiff, against Corrie E.
- Smith and others, Defendants
SComplaint to Marshal Assets and to
SSell Land to Aid in Payment of Debts.
-URSUANT TO AN ORDER OF
B 1 Court herein, I will sell at New
r berry Courthouse onSaey(2d!y
of January, 18 t. Icoirtal
that lotpr parce ~ f
taing Thirteerr -an&
lad o r A.P dnik A.H. e
and Tract No. 2 of- the Home iP1e"f5 -
said decased, on tnedoilowingtem
Bto-wit:a ~ ~ ~ em,
Onebhalf afthe pureEase e
be paid in eash, the-balanceon
ot ona.year, to .~~b~
the purcb'aleres i~ of
sale1, wilt ..
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. B. FELLEJRS
STTEOFSOUTH CARJ L
- G. McDuffe-SlihaM to
of the Pers~ alEstate oL,ew 3.
Kilgore, dened .iutf '~anst
Joseph J. Hiigotethd" De
IComplaint to Sell Land to Aid teP
sonal Property in the Payment
of Debts. *r~
URSUANT TO 11'ORDZR'
- Court herein, I willsl,anw
-berry Courtho dise,'o.n
I Marnury89, ubi
andposesed lyngin heCounty and
Stt fresaid, and known as the-home
place, containing Four Hundred Acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands of
bia Newbrry an aresRalod
Sdivided tracts as.commissioners ap
pointed~ by this Court mnay deterinme
upon. Platsof same will be'on fHe in
this office before day of sale, except
,such portions thereof as may
private sale beforethat day, on the f
tIo wing terms, to-wit:
-. One-third of the-purchase money
be,paid in,eash, the balanee on*eredio~.
t of one and two years in equal instil
ments; credit portion to be secured by
.bond of the purchaser and mortgage-of
the premises; interest from day of sale,
with leave to purchaser to pay all cash.
Purchaser to pay for papes.
December 10, 1892. J. P. N. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBER&Y.-IN
PROBATE COURT. -
Rebecca W. Slawson, Petitioner, vs.
Drayton W. T. Kibler, Defendant.
Petition for Dower. - -
DURSUANT. TO. AN ORDER. OF
I.Court herein, I will sell it New- --
berry Court H7ouse, on saleday 'in-Ian -
uary, 1893, at public outcry, -to the
highest bidder, all-tliat~ tract. orpre
of land situated In Newberry Cut
and State aforesaid, containing.90ad
83-100 acres, more or less, and bounded
by land? of James Hal H:M. Domi
nick, J. S. Dominick. estate -J. W. -
Stockmian and Elizabeth.Campbell, on
the following terms, to-wit:
For cash to the amount of two' bun
dred and sixty dol1ars, together with
all costs and disbursements including
expenses~ of sale; the baace on a
credit of' one and two years, in equal
annual instalments with Interest from A
day of r.de, seed bysa bond& of the
purchaser and mortgage of the prem- toj
ises, with leave to purchaser topay all age
Purchaser to pa3foraerj, f
Dee, 6,1892. J.P.N.G~
-Y' ., j - 3 7S-.
n +.KLnarc,;In o
mpllnt to ;sel land.: to:ak
ndent of debts and for
Ty "Court $oon "~d
re or tes,:and; bounded
Q?t W~ _ S
)ne-third of the rcbase
alee or h
i fC sNer
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It ERMC ty
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