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~ ~. NEXXTP~I~1jy~ S. ITT T ESDAY,o JANUAR~Y 2, L?.T [ F A E K.15)A Y A
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Tak la From tho Vhally i'p-'r.a frobsit iDay
to 1110ay aq the Work j'rovoodt4.
IN TIE 1HousE.
January i 0 -'ho hous mot at II
,O'clock to-day a d s)-mnt nearly
all of the morning discussiing a bill
which seoks to pritect the fi.i ,f tho
streams from wholesale deprodations.
*The bill passed i3cond reading aftor
,being loaded down with "ridors"
xwhich practically kill the measure.
When the houso was called to or
tier, Mr. Beamguard withdrow the
report of the special committee ap
,pointed to find out what vacancies
iare to be filled.
The house agreed to the senate
'amendments to the houcf resolution
-fixing Tuesday as the time for the
lelection of Judges.
There was one third reading bill
I', rdlating to the amendment of chart
era of corporations. It was ordered
sent to the senate, but was afterwards
recalled and recommittefd.
'THE Ylil.1 INUsTity.
Mr. McCall's bill "to provide for
the further protection of fish in this
Stats" created discussion, and was
loaded down with riders and amend
ments virtually killing the bill.
A DESPENSARY BILL.
Mr. Sanders' bill to amend the
dispensary law so as to allow the sov
.i eral counties to further regumlate the
dispensary system cane up.
Mr. Gaston movwd to strike out tho
ienl[ting words. Mr. Sanders do
fendW the measuro. It proposos to
give'lQpal self govtrnment aii to re
move the dispensary qIu-t ion irom
the stump,avery two years. 'he ill
%was not (directed agaiint the -,ispn.
rsary. It, is what was known af iho
"Archer bill" in the senato a fow
Teho motion to strikeout tho enact
ing wxwds was lost by a vote of 73 to
Mr Efird %hou soeured the floor and
made an appoal to the friends of the
dispensary to kill the.bill. He favored
local self government--by the people
of the whole State. To allow overy
county to settle this thing for itself
would be to destroy the very princi
ple for which many had contended
Mr. iR. B. A. Rlobertson of Ander
on favored the bill. The dispensary
ad been crammed down the throats
of tWe people of his county. The
dispensary is better now than it has
Ben, ha~t he is opposed to it and
here are -athers who are.
Mr. Gaston stiud thnt favorable con
iderationi of.this bill wvould open t ho
oodgates for.other measures to ho
ntroduced. This bill is a step to
u'd local option. It would be un
ina ( 4,j9i the people through the
nterinaable trend m ill of telectious.
f a dpisnuy is,votod out. of a
ounty, that county will ntovemhless
eeive its abare of the profits of tbe
Trhe house voted dlown M'r. Kilhr's
otion to ad1j,mrn the debate.
Citizen Joan Ashley mado i anm
tWained speech in favor of the bill.
wo thirds af the people~ itt his county
pre unable to pay their taxes. He
ants "liquor, liquor, liquor," taken
ut of the campaigs, and lot. the peo
le discuss taxation anid ot her really
ecessary quest ions.
Mr. Etird at this point mtoved to
djourn. This was carried by a vote
f 51 to 47 and the matter was left
MR. SANDERtS' B11LL1
rovides that section 7 of the dis
ensary lawv be stricken ouit anid a
ew section 7 substituted. Theoex
ting section 7 provides the rnanner
Swhich dispensaries n:ay be eistab
shed, the proposed s<oetion 7 goes
rther anid provides for the removal
those now operating. The pro
Bed section 7 concludes: "Any
unty may secure the est ablishmnent
Sa dispensary or dispensaries, or
oremoval of a dispensary or die.
tsaries within its limits, in the
lowing manner: Upon the peti
n of one fourth of the qualified
the comnty suporv:sor of oiach co)uii
ty, h1o sl.all ordor til (ilection sub
m11itting t)ho <1u(stion of "diRp)SILry"
01 "io dipolnsary" to tie qIuRii(d
votors of such county, which 41ec
tion shall b) conducted as ot her
spvciil elect-ions, and if ait imjority of
the ballots cast be found and do
clared to hm for dispotisary, then it
dispensary may bo ostablishod in
said county, but if at majority of the
ballots cast be found and declared to
be against the dispensary then no
dispensary shall be established thoro
in, and no dispensary already esta1)
lishod shall be cl> od. Elections
under this section can be hold
not of tonor than once in four
years. No dispensary shall be es
tablished in iny county, town or
city whoroin tho sale of alcoholic
li(uIors was prohibited prior to July
1, 1893, except ats heroin permitted:
Provided, That whero dispensaries
have been established in such county,
town or city they sh1all remain i.i es
tablished until removod or closed as
prmuittod in this act."
wANT TO AMEND THE cONTirITlOx.
Mr. Dorroh introduced a joint ros
olution proposing an miendment to
the constitution making the ternm of
office of State oflicers four yems.
Also an aiondmont to allow school
fund to be paid by white people to
go to the support of white schools
and that paid by negroms to'go to
the negroes' schools.
Mr. Campbell introduceod a joint,
resolution proposing a constitutioiial
amendment permitting a apecial leg
islation in the mattor of building
high ways and bridges.
Mr. Soigler of Saluda wants t )
aiend the constitution wherein it
relates to the election of smnators and
mmnibers of the 11018 of reproson
tatives and to abolish the classifica
tion of senators. ie also introduced
a joint resolution proposing an
amendmiont to the c!)nstittition 1)y
providing for bionnal sossions.
Among the now bills introduced
was that of Mr. McGowan against.
trusts and the one of Mr. W. J.
Johnson in regard ta railroad charges.
By Mr. C. P. Sanders: A bill to
provide for the selection by the gov
ernor of Stato depositories of public
By Mr. Moss: A memorial for ap
propriatiors to perfect Confederate
rolls. This is along the line of sug
gestio'.s of Mr. D). H. Means to the
Mr. McGowan: To repeal that sec.
tion (of the revised states of 1893
wvhich fixos tihe time in wvhich taxes
wrnst be paid.
-IN THEi SENATE.
January 1 (.-The senate held an
other brief session today. No busi
ness of special jiportance was trans
acted( beyond killing a number of
bills that had bleen bronght over
from ln1ast y ear.
as5 follows ou) several bils I hat povre
brought over from t he last soi4on:Q
Fa'ivorable report on t-he b)ill pre..
scribing I he manuier in wvhich count les,
o ties tad townis may issue refondm ig
b)ond(s. The b)ill we-nt onl t he C.den
A n una tvorablo report 0on the bi)l
to increase the punishment fo.r larceny
in cases where thle stolen goods ate
not recovered, and to provide comn
pensation to the owners. The report
was adopted and the bill was killed.
TrEAcERis wILL. BE OLAD.
The judiciary commnittee mado ai
falvoralble rep)ort on thei bill aut hor
izing county t reesurers and superin
tendenits of educat ion to buorrow
money to pay school claims. The
bill authorizes these ollicors to
borrow 85~ per cent. of the amount of
taxes to ho collected on the school
fund as reported by the auditor, at a
rate of interest not exceeding 0 per
cent. and pledge the taxes to be col.
ected as security. The objnet of the
bill is to provide cash payments for
teachers in some counties whore they
now have to wait several months or
possibly a year to get their mney, or
o'-o discount their pay certificates at
a big rato of interest.
By Sonator Oraydon--To regulate
the drawing of jururs for the circuit
By Sonator Ilmrndon- To aniend
the act. allowing the establishlont of
disponsarsos inl Pickens inld( Oconoe.
.* ineinorial in regard to coiplot
ing and caring for the Confedorato
rolls was reforred to the committoo
on military affairs.
By Sonator Riaysor-To allow
school districts to issuo bonds for the
purpose of building school houses.
Thoro wore several interesting
matters in the legislature today.
Prominent among thieso mattors.
which originated in the house,*-was
the recommitting of the dispensary
bill, introduced by Mr. C. P. Sanders,
proposing to allow countios the right,
to remove disponsaries from their
borders. The fato of the bill was not
settled at the adjournment yesterday
afternoon, but after a long discussion
thi. morning it was "recoitted,"
which practically means the end of
All elections will be hold on Tues
day. The sonato in considoring the
house resolution today amended it by
mnaking the election for dispensary
cominissioner, t rustees of the St ato
collIges, directors of the penitent inry,
and so on at 3 30 Tuesday. It had
been previously decided to hold the
judical elections on Tuesday morn
ing. There was a long discussion
over the election, and it wats finally
agreed to have them all on Tuesdiay.
So the legislature will hardly do any
thing else Tuesday except to ballot
on various electionp.
The si)nato adjourned at 2 o'clock
to meet1 Monday at noon.
Senator Oraydon, of Abbeville,
presented a petition from laundry.
meni in the State asking that a law be
passed charging a license for laundry
agents of other States to do business
in this State as a matter of protection.
The petition was referred to thn coin
mittee on commerce.
A favorable report was made on
the now jury bill, which was made a
special order for Wednesday.
When the resolution from the
house providing for elections by the
joint assembly camo up for consid.
eration, Senator Sheppard made the
point that in the case of a vacancy
in the oflice of state librarian the
governor had authority only to ap
point a successor until the logisla
ture should meet, and not for the
fulIl ternm. WVheroupon the senate
agreed to the point made by the
senator from Edgefield, and an
amendment was made to tihe concur
rent resolution providing that a state
librarian be elected by the joint as
semably on Tuesday next, toget her
wvith other officers to be chosen at the
same time, and the resolution was
returned to the house with the
aLmendment incorporated therein.
IN THE HOUSE.
January 18.-On the assiembling of
the house Speaker Stevenson was niot
pre'sent, having been called away on
important business, anid the clerk,
Col. Tomu (. Hiamer, called the house
to order. An election for speaker
pro. temn. was entered upon. There
were t wo nominations. Mr. Prince
of Anderson and Mr. Bacot of Char
lesion. Thei former received 25~ votes
and Mr. Bao>t 22. Mr 'Prine grace
fully accepted the honor and pre
sidedl dulrinig the day's sessions.
When thc house adjourned it was to
meet, at 12 o'clock Monday.
There wans an effort made yestor
day to reconsider the vote in which
the house refused to concnr in the
aetion of the senate fixing Tuesdlay
afternoon as the time for electing
trustees, directors, etc. By an over
whelmiung vote the house refused to
Mr. Efird's several bills proposing
constit'utional amendments relating
to biennial sessions of the legislature
were made special order for next
So wais Mr. Lofton's general bill
relating to working the highways
and bridgis of the State.
Mr. Kibler's bill to create t.he of.
lice of in'inennce commisiner. wa.
made tho spvvial order for next, Feri.
Air. Kiblor, to lopeal tie lion law;
11ir. D1111uant also iad a hill to aimend
tho lion law.
Mr. Illous, to impomo oil railroadii
liability for loss of property in thir
Mr. Izar introduced hiis spocial
road tax bil n11'so his reliting to enl
try oi landA of anothor.
MIr. Estrid', the me1tod of in
Ilictlig capital punlishmont.
Mr. Tatum, to liconso horse trad.
(0n. James110, tho Confoderato Sol
diorm' Home bill.
ir. Dodd, to prohibit tho sport
known ats pigooni shootiig.
Mr. Efird, to amend tho lIw 1a to
prvwntion (if forest fires.
Alr. AfcLjaughlin, rolating to agri.
cultural labor contracts.
Mr. Brookc!, to give to (Greonwood
Couity for a Confedorato momimont.
ono of t he brokon granite columns in
the Stato capital yard.
Ir. Ashloy, i joint roHolution pro
posinig to 11111nd tho co8titution so
that tpovial logislation may be por.
witted onl cortain subjoctm.
Mlr. Dorroh (by reunost) a bill to
provrl1t neOWSpa)Or frorn publishing
Mr. KiLler, to mnclude dolostic
fr,wls unider the provisions of an act
against trespais of live stock.
i Hsfiirt shos Appre-1itiol or a
11 iful mervait.
1To Slato, 18th ]
Capt. "Billy Smith," the best
known railro.d conductor inl South
Carolina, is roason to fool gratoful
wnd proud bocanso of his kind treat.
mnllt at tho hands of a soulless cor.
poration. Capt. Smith haii by roa
Hon of ill health been of his run on
the Columbia ad Groonvillo branch
of tho luthern for some Weeks, and
ais iis condition did not seemn to im.
prove, he fondered his resignation to
the 001pany's oflicial.
Superintendent Wollos refused to
accept it. Instead he gave Capt.
Smith writton leave of absence for
1on year. This gives Capt. Smith
the opportunity to recruit his strength
aind if lie desires to go into other
business or at the expiration of the
lime to roturn to his run. Superin.
tendent Wolles expressed his and
the coimpany's appreciation of Con
ductor Smith's faithful service and
volunltarily gave this evidlence of it.
For 48 years Capt. Smith hlas been
runnliing onl the old "C. & (." lie
118has alys boon polite and oxcess
ively attentive to his passengers and
devoted to the road's interests. lie
bas carried more babies10 and bundles
than anty other condluctor inl tihe coun
try and( 111 hasnver objected to the
task. A South Carolinman is not
truly a t raveled individual who has
not bord "Capt. Billy " call out "Pel.
'Aer, not Blton"' and( "Boelton, not
Pel'zer,"' or "Williamston---where
thle wator's good, the schools are
good arnd thle people good."
TO VsliT' oil -INI'UON ON F'ilti'T OF
Ouesh,s e-eta I htet Da)y ane "catroilna
Ihai o~U a exp;,i I on-'rogramine,
to bei A rranfgedu.
[The Stato, 17th.]
SonI o ie aigo the board of (ired
tors of the Charleston Exposition do
cided to havo South Carolina (lay at
the Rxpositio and 11 to extend invita
tionis to the genieral assemubly, the
Governor and1( State officers anld the
justices of thle supreme court to at.
t.end( arnd part icip)ate irn the exercistse
of thn't :day. There was difliculty,
hlowever, inl matte1r oif select ing a
suitable daIy anfd it was finally left to
the Governor to determine after tile
Lr'gislatu11re m11( whV ich wvould be the
best daly. YEsterday the Governor
selectedl Saturday, Feb. I, as the
m.'st convenient day and thle diroe
tory was at once niot ified1. 'The for
mal invitations wvilldoubhtloss be is
sued( immredliately, and the arrange.
me.nts for transportation, etc., will
doubtless follow at once. An enter
tainling programmlilo will be airrarnged
for by the Exposition ahuthlorities.
No doubt every member of thle Leg
islature will take the opportunity of
visiting ile great Southern Exp,si.
MR. LEVER APPEARS
IN HIS OWN BEHALF.
1118 SEAT IN (ON(iIs- < N 1'i1* E )
South Crol,am ellon l.n w1-T14 Nugro
W IR '1ittePillix Rplk4-' liat wiul Nt)wv
1t6 Clnstv mt ('Ut nu11ed AgA1ns0
(Special to Tho Stato.)
WVaslingt on, d an. 11 --M r. Lover,
o 'ngrossman from the Soventh South:
Carolina district, appeared boforo
coinittou No. 2 of the houso yustor
day and the proliminary t4kimish
was fought. His caso r0vivos m1Vm
ory of another contest. which occu rred
over 20 years ago. I ho ontly cAsO in
the history of this country exactly
similar to that of Dantzlor vs. Lover
is a caso, strango to say, that. camo
from tho samo district, when 1. W.
M. Mackoy contestod for tholsent Ih mn
occupied by Mr. M. P. O'Coniorand
finally won from the lion. Samluol
Dibble. The rocord in t ho caso is vol -
11mmOu1114, coverin ig tsovoil voltrriivs,
and disclosos the iroad bare charges
of fraud, ballot. box sttuing aind il
timidation. The charges caumo from
Ponding the contost, O'Connor, the
contostoe, di ldand a loig and ibit Itor
struggle ensued, consuming a groat
deal of time1 and arousing exei(iteeit
iu the lhouse over tho <liostion of tho
albatomont of the colitost on t ho dont i
of one of the claiiiaits.
The Domocrats argued that the
death of O'Connor ondd the contost,
anld that if Mackey odosired to con
tinue the contest 110 would havw to
start proceedings do novo; that a
vacancy had occurred, i now olotion
had hoon ordered, and that Mr. Dibble
shliould niot, be bound by the plead
ilgs aind ovidonco taken inl a caso to
which ho vais riot it party. Thim
contontionl Was toot by Lho irglmllivlt
that, to permit a caso to abate on iho
(ath of the contet41 would be to
place the contestant always at tile
morcy of the conitestoo. They ar
gued that if a vacancy causod by the
doath of tho contesteo would abate
tho contest, a vacancy cauisod by a
resignation of the contostoo would
work the same result. However, the
decision was made againist the Demo
crats and Mr. Dibblo was compollod
to defon(d the seat occupied by
O'Connor. The result was the sot.
ing of Mackoy, the Ropublican.
There is little fear that the pros
ont, contest will o ofid, though tile
mere fact. of having a contest is snili
cient to hiand(icap a member in his
wvork, and1 keep him somewhat uin
willing to enter into discussions of
other subjects until the contost is
settlodl. T1hero is a groat amount of
work necessary even in a caso that
seems so absurd to our people as
that of Dantzler vs. Lever. Evidence
galore must bo gathered, for it must
be remembered that I ho commijt.e
wvho is the tribunal in this caso is
Tihe case was taken up before
election comimittee No. 2 yestorday,
Col. Dundley of "block of five" fame
apponering in I li intest of D)antzler,
who is an ordinary ricehield inegro
and it is alleged is scarcely able to
read andl write. Mr. Lever appeared
for himself, Capt. B. HI. Moss, his5
attorney, beinrg deotained at home oni
account. (of the(loath of his fat her.
After a little friendly bandinago
the comimittee allowed Mr. Lever
the right to come in and1 defend( hiis
title. The case is set for hearing
the 18th of F'ebruary. TJhe w.hiole
matter hinges on the constitution
ality of the suffrage laws of South
Carolina. Good lawvyers say that
these laws oni vital points are the
same ats thie suffrage laws of Massat
chusetta, hence thore is little dloubt
that they will 1)0 sust ained ianid Mr.
Lever's right to his seat established
KingK Idwitrel 1)Oivrm thne Openming Hynieen
-tefrrr to ia Treaty w~ith l.he U. 1. Inj 1(, -
gardI to then Intie,-Oen ~Ic (C.annit
greta thai thie Iloor Wanr IfnaR Not
London, Jan. 10.-K(tng Edward
opened parliament today with a cere
monial in all essential respects aim.
ilar to thlat of wennua las. T
procession to tho holuso of lords wasH
of tlc muinm chiaractor i that wit
nevsSed onl thoio o nlioll of the oponinlg
of tho firmt. piali imln.t of (ing Ed
wird's reign, whilo within tho uppor
holi'lo wast4, fitoo tho saimi 11 Stiato
ptigoantry, tho Haie historic drosso4
and tho samlo rovival oif ainciont
Aftor robing, King dward aid
Quvon Aloxaidra ontorod tho houso
of porH an( oecupiod thoir thronom
bonvath a canlopy. with the Priieo
inld PrinctssH of WalvH on vitior 8<10
of thom. h'lli othor momborm of tho
royal fatmily wero atiotd oil chlairs at
Ito foot of tho stops loading to the
throno, tho gontloian1 ushor of the
Black Rod, Gonoral Sir Mlihol Bid
dulph, having summon d tho apeakor
and the Iloiborm of the holus of
COMo 11ns01H, his ma111jost ' eild the poech
from ti tlrno.
Ti spevech Vas not, nll im1iportait,
ut-torinco. Ilms mjtiosty roforred inl
tornm of gratificntion to tho world
tour of Priico tid PrincoNs Of Walts.
Concorning foreign a'airs thi king
"I li3vo (conlIded With the1 PI-esi
dont of tho United SlatoHx a treaty,
tho provisiotin of which will faciliato
tho conitritt ion of the intor-oeoanic
canal undor guarantoo. that its nom
trality will bo maintaind and that it
will bo oponod to colilierco slip.
ping by all1 nationis."
li rogard to tho Boor w-ar the
king iaid: "My rolation with other
power coitilnuo of a friondly chart1
aictir. I rogrot that. tho South
Africai war has not. yet. boon con
chloled, though the courso of opera
tions havo been favorablo to our
arti. A roar war (oht, hu boon
largoly ru1cieod dospito the todious
laract.mr of th1o (1i smpaigi. Aly
Holdiors havo ll-rlugholft displayed a
cle-rfu11nes i th OIUranIcO of
hLardshipx incident to guerilla war.
faro and liavo Shown h1umaity even
to thoir own dotrirmont ill thoir troat
ment. of tho onemy which is domory
ing of tho highest praiHo."
A Steps loi tho Right. Mrtovooe.
Roeontly3 a young whit.0 i1ia trav
oling On the Savarnnah lDivision of
tho Southorn Raiilwiy in South Caro
linti firmd him pixtol out of tibo coach
window. (i arrival at. tho next stia.
fion the conductor turnod tho party
over to the agent who sworo out, a
warrant for his arret. I lo wax tried
the following (tiny and l(finod ton do
larx or in default of pay ment to servce
tweuity (1ays onl the chaiun gang.
While such ocenIrrenices as shioot -
inig from car wind(ows. arid the liko
are not frequnt, tho algont and the
conductor are to ho commnionded for
their prompht action, and( the resulti
is ant examrple that the railway ofli
cials do alil in their power t.o provenlt
rowdyism, andc protet the foolintgs
ax well as the safety of t heir pat ronts.
WhIile the mixbehtaviour on passx
onger trainx ini the South is no0w ant
utncomm on thing, yet deal ing with
81a18 ax above cited on thle Southern
R~ailway go a long way towvards mani n
tiinirg t he contfidntce of thle travel
ing public and( popullarWiing t he I ue.
Clvii t ot 1ki Ex 14I 4(4 atio:,.
'The U. S. Civil Service Comminis
siort will hold1( examninationis at soveral
lacex in ('acht state (during March
and( A pril, to secure young mnr and
women for the goveruinent service.
9,889) persons secured positionx last
year thirough t hese examin at ions.
Probably 1 0,000) appoint ments wvill
be maido thtis year. All appointments
are for life aind for moust positions
only a comimoni school education is
requjtiredl. Salaries at appoinitment
vary from $660 to $1200 a year with
liberal promnotions afterward. Pol i
Lies is riot considerod. Tlhtere is loss
compietiont in the sioutheorn states
than in other parts of the country.
This aff'ordx a good opportunity for
people betwoont 16 anid 4t5 years of
go. Tho108 dlesirinig places
of this kind cant got full inforuiation
ahout them, free, b)y writing to the
the Columbiain Correspondeoce Col
log, Washington, D. C., and asking
for iIt C ivil Service catalogun', num
D1. TIMMEMAN IN
RACE FOR GOVERNOR,
I1AS MADE TIMP 041I OVE ANNOUNCE.
rin Maken Five Avowe'id Ua3141aatem-Up to
Preusent Tinto Ilare'e Original '
[Tho Stato, 17th.]
Dr. W. 11. Timmnorman, formierly
ioutonant, governor and lat-r State
trosuror, hving booll succoodod in
that oiivo by tho lion. R. I. Jon
nings, it in the city for a couple of
day.. For Homo timo thoro have
boon hints that, Dr. Timmorman
would ontor the race next summer
for the offico of governor.
Yesterday the doctor was askod
about the matter and at onco he
111mde th pe pionit ive annoulcemnent that
he not only had dotormined to enter
the rac(, but would be in to the fin
iWh. 11o has carefully thought over
the mattor and only reachod iisi de
tormination to ontor aftor mature
:!oIidorat ion. The other four avowed
3andidatem are Liemit. Gov. James If.
'illnan nd Congressman W. J. Tal
bort, both of whom are from the
fitious old county of .-Idgefield. Mr.
1). U. Iloyward (f Colloton and M. P.
Ansol, Eml , of Greenvillo. Some
ino remarked to Dr. Timmerman
yesterday that is going in would
make a raco botwoon three Edgofield
Mon. ''he doctor gently reminded
tis friend that Ie now lived within
tle county of Loxington, being the
head of the now bank at Batesburg
ind living on the Loxingtomi sido of
Thete are the only five entries for
tio gubernatorial race that seom ocer
Lain IIthu far, but tho opening of the
r-aco is soto mniontihs oflyet aid there
in ]no 10llinIg wIo the 1ixt candidato
Of courm) thoro iH ia good deal of
talk going on in political circles
about tho poHmiblo candidaten for
State onlorn. A nun'mAor of names
havo already boon mentioned for dif
foremt places. YostordaLy one more
was added to the list. It was stated
that that Capt. W. 1). Ilack of Barn
We11, at pn it bookkeeper at the
Stato penitentiary, hati determined
to opposo Coimptrollor Goeral Der
hamti for the offico 1ho nlow holds.
Capt. Black in a former mniomber of
the general asomibly, and has strong
friends who will push him for the
MMil, I'MIlC11 H41111VUD.
Thtrowni (ut of aL Traina 34,1 aR Month--FOndl
Imy a Negro Noiar t ho Canal Lo, e-(on.
toeta itiSm-n I( it t lei -~A rents Eix
[Colunmbia Record, I13th.]
Sometime early in the month of
D)ecember last year a very valuable
mail pack age was lost on t.he railroad.
The package was en route from Char
leston to thme North via the Columbia
and1( Greenville dhivinion of the South.
ero, arnd imysteriotmsly disappeared.
It was a valuable package and had
1a number of monmey letter remittances
in it. The postoflce authorities have
niever sid anyt hing about it, but, in
vestigations haive been going along
just thesamie. A day or two ago a
niogro~ fisherman founid the bag on
the sidle of the road nor thme canal
locks. Hie turned it over to the post
offico authorities, who, after investi
gation, found that every letter in the
bag had hoon openedi. Those left ini
the pouch were personal letters and
utterly useless to any one else except
to those to whom they were directed.
What valuable letters which may
have been obtine~d out of the pouch
It was learnled today that several
persons are und er suspicion and1 that
some arrests will be mnade soon.
PEE D)EE COUNTY D)EFEATEDo.
The Effort to Cut Off the UJ1pr Portion of
Marion County Proveg (UscctSRtul.
[Special to the State.]
Marion, Jan. 18.-The vote for new
county wan 180 short of requisite
majority. Great rejoicing among
friends of old county.
'rHEs NEws ooNFIRMED).
Dillon, Jan. 16. -Full returns
from all the voting precictsu give the
following results ot today's election
on the new county issue: 772 yes;