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ftPJSW IAS WEIBS.
UITUS PROSPECT OF NEEDED
A TesS Vote Thursday Showed That
Clessaon Ha* a Two to One Major,
tty te the Ho? and What Clem*
son Wants Dooe Will be Done In
jsx Colunbla. Jan. SO.?Clemson Col?
late slowed Its strength In the forth -
i oonUa? fight over the prrnosed in?
vestigation in the death in the hou??
today of Mr. McMahan's bill to hav
Clemson fertilizer tax. amounting to
over two hundred thousand dollars a
j^aar go Ihto the State treaaury. Th
? Mil wm* killed by a vote of 71 to 35.
PINE FOR ROCK HILL.
Minister* of tin? Town Hire a
1 Detective to Ferret Oat tJsjM
Sellen? and Rrnulta Follmv
Men Convicted and the
Roek Bill. Jan. It.?A tr*al of
Ornate than usual Interest ended thii
in the Recorder's Court
resulted In enriching the city
by nn amount approximate*
11.1 at), provided none of those eon
range to take the alternative
*t a\eartaia number of days.
maHi thsns was
th nragrssa alnee
Hm m matter of wondsr b?
n a few people how this
asgnghter came about. This
lined by a public statement
two prominent ministers of the
le Rev R. T. Marsh, of the
and the Rev. H. R. Mills, of
i's M. E. church, who, belle /
there was a great deal of
being sold, and knowing that
rant of the elty's policemen
wall known, the regular officers
not get these tigers alone, em -
a couple of detectives with
gentlemen were led to do this
of their hearts having been
ly touched by several sad fam
iss and circumstance, which
under their pastoral notice dur
holldaya. Much credit and
la also due Messrs. Dunlap and
the attorneys who conduct
prosecution. They knew the
these ministers ware m?k?
ln this work, and whsn asked to
te a fee for their services, refused
In so and gave their time and
convicted and their flaes
as follows: C. A. Fincher. two
its. 1100 or SO days on each, to
1200; Oscar L. Potts, two counts,
or 30 days each, on four addl
A charges Potts pleaded guilty
was fined $25 or SO days on each.
Irg the entire amount of hi*
IS00: Jim Hammond, who had
counts against him. pleaded
My and was Ane<f $50 or SO days
each, making his assessment $200:
J. Baltard. whoae first offence this
was nned $50 or 30 days; Charle?
Black, who put up bond for :ip
irance. forfeited the bond of $100.
AH the above are white. Will Ever
ly. a ntgro, forfeited a bond for ap?
pearance of $10. Two other negroes
who w?re caught In the net, were fil ?
ed $100 each, which they at once
forked over and skipped.
SCHOOL PRESIDENT STKICKEV.
of Due Went Female College
Haffrr* Stroke of ParalyMl*.
Due West. Jan. 19.?The Rev, Jan.
Joyce, president of the Due West Fe?
male College, had an apoplectic
stroke last night and Is seriously 111.
He was In the hand* of two doctors
and was unconscious all night. HI*
megs seem to be paralyzed as he has
ao use of them. This morning ho
* waa a little easier. Messrs. Sam and
Meek Boyes, of Oastonla and Mlsa
Jeeel* Boyee, of Linwood College,are
?w < n the way here.
Ished April, IW-0.
'Be Just ai
j SOME OF THE QUESTIONS UNDEIt
The Matter cf Forcing Railroads to
Revhai? r Under State Uw<? Of
Considerable Interest? Belated
Honor* for John Lauren* Advocat?
ed by C ol. Dtrgan?Militia Asks for
Columbia, Jan. 18.?If the present
house Is disposed to be as conserva?
tive as It appears to want to be, It is
a might:' careless house. A few days
sgo. Monday, It allowed bills which
would naturally be expected to pro?
voke the greatest discussion to go
through unchallenged, one of these
was the electric headlight bill which
has been on the calendar since last
session and which Is hard fought by
the railroad Interests. It is signifi?
cant that this bill as It passed the
Georgia legislature, is being contest?
ed In that State in the court, and the
decision in that State would mater?
ially effect matters in this State. No
voice was raised against it, however,
and It is now in the senate. Another
bill affecting railroad rates was passed
at the same time without a murmur
of opposition. It is very likely that
the senate will hold up these mat?
ters, as they showed a disposition
last year to resist the legislation
against railroads, and killed by a de?
cided vote several bills that went
through the house almost unani?
Another matter In connection with
the railroads of the State which
promises to be full of fight, is a bill
requiring the recharterlng of the ex?
isting lines In the State, since the C.
C, and Q. case of Just repute and
great renown, proved the unconstitu?
tional I ty of any charter in this State
which was iot a domestic oharter,
and In several Instances the Coast
line has wi.lked out of court with
the assertion that not being a cltlsen
of the State .t could not be held a
party In suits being tried therein,
the laat, and the notable one which
prompts ths Introduction of a bill on
ti**t line, wits In ths matter of the
fertiliser rales, In which case the
Coast Line sraa enjoined by the Sea?
board Air Line along with the rail*
road commission, from putting into
effect the new fertiliser rates. The
Coast Line denied cltlsenshlp, the in?
ference from which action, and from
actions that have been taken In the
past. It is concluded that the road
will deny on any occasion that it ap?
pears well to their attorneys, the Jur?
isdiction of the courts, and means to
have that \ rlnclple well recognized
by the courts. Attorneys for the
road will not discuss the matter at
this time, b it there la every indica?
tion of a very hot fight should an at?
tempt be mide to require the Coast
Line to recharter itself in this State.
The road would probably resist to
the last ditch, and the^ only way to
do would be to watch for a chance to
turn Its guns back on it
Col. John J. Dargan, whose inter?
est in South Carolina history is so
well known, Is here to get the legis?
lature to make some recognition of
the services of John Laurens, to
whom Washington publicly attribut?
ed the vlntory at Yorktown, and whom
our own htitory, even have neglect?
ed, so that he with others Interested,
may have t ie grace and face to go
to Washington and ask the recogni?
tion by Corgress of his services at
the court of France to the struggling
country. It is understood that the
ways and moans committee has heard
him favorably and will favor a por?
trait for the State House. A monu?
ment In th?> center of one of the
squares will be asked of Congress.
The ways and means committee
will probably break the record this
year in the matter of Its bill. They
are having constant and long meet?
ings and are making good progress
on the bill.
The fine work that has been done
In the military camps of the State for
the last few years by the Y. M. C. A.
has prompted the friends of the mili?
tia to ask for an allowance from the
military appropriation to support
what will be called a chaplain's tent,
which \alll be for the furtherance of
the work o* the Y. M. C. A. The
work done in the tents on the camp
grounds has been of the very greatest
benefit to tie militia and especially
to those responslb:e most directly for
the discipline and behavior of the
The mlllt?ry men are going to ask
a very much larger appropriation for
the mllltla this year, the Dick law
having ? r en put out of the way with
Its requirements as to equipments,
and the furd hereafter appropriated
Is to be used In bringing the com?
panies up to the standard In other
particulars, which could not be done
id Fear not?-~Let all the ends Thon Aln
[TER. S. a, SATTJR:
LEGISLATURE AT WORK.
ONLY TWO IMPORTANT RILLS
Nolsele? s Fire Arms Outlawed and
BUI Providing Pension Fund for
Firemen Discussed?Tlie Junketing
Trip to Clemson College Will Be on
Columbia, Jan. 18.?The only two
important pieces of business was ac?
complished in the house today was
the passage oil Mr. Donr's bill out?
lawing noiseless firearms and Mr.
Garrls' bill providing firemen's pen?
sion fund out of foreign fire prem?
iums, which was fought vigorously.
One third reading bill passed.
The day fixed for the visit to Clem
son College was January 28th.
After the Tiger.
Columbia, Jan. 18.?Senator Gray
don's blind tiger injunction bill pass-,
ed the senate today and is likely to
become a law. It Is aimed at the
Charleston tiger situation.
Columbia, Jan. 20.?Representative
Carlisle Introduced a bill today mak?
ing sexual Intercourse between the
races a felony.
The State-wide prohibition bill was
Introduced in the house today by Mr.
Richards. It was prepared by the
leg'slatlve prohibition committee*
and the same bill will be introduced
in the senate today by Senator Car?
lisle. It is quite lengthy and is prac?
tically the same as that passed by the
house last year, except provision is
made for Its enforcement.
After a lengthy debate the senate
practically killed Senator Graydon's
b' nd tiger Injunction bill, adopting
an amendment by Senator Clifton,
which leaves the present law prac?
tically unchanged. The vote was 19
LAND OFFICE SCANDAL.
Washington, Jan. 19.?Looking
Commissioner Dennett of the general
land office squarely in the eye, Rep?
resentative Hitchcock of Nebraska, a
Democrat, who made a sweeping
charge, of reckless and improper ex?
penditures in the Interior depart?
ment, purposely Ignored the head ol
the land bureau during the opening
session of the Investigation today be?
fore the house committee on expen?
ditures In the interior department.
Today's session lasted one hour
and a half. Commissioner Dennett
was the only regular witness. The
Investigation will be resumed next
Monday, when Mr. Hitchcock expects
to bring out Important developments
by producing Mr. Dennett.
"I am receiving a host of tele?
phone messages and visits in connec?
tion with this Investigating' declared
Mr. Hitchcock at the hearing today.
"Some of them are anonymous and
two persons telephoned me they were
afraid to see me at my office or.my
apartments because I was being
watched. I will ask Mr. Dennett
some questions Monday. There may
be interesting developments."
Mr. Lafean of Pennsylvania, a
member of the committee, tried to
clear up the charge that the salaries
of four score additional employes
were paid out of the 81,000,000 ap?
propriation fund, although their
work was not connected with the
purpose of that appropriation.
"There are some discrepancies in
Mr. Hitchcock's statement?" inquired
Mr. Lafean of Commissioner Dennett.
"With all due deference to Mr.
Hitchcock," replied Mr. Dennett,
facing Mr. Hitchcock and addressing
him, "You could have got the facts
at the department, Mr. Hitchcock.
They were rumors, were they not?"
Mr. Hitchcock merely gazed at Mr.
Dennett and smiled, but made no re?
Mr. Dennett was asked by the com?
mittee If the employes of his de?
partment would be barred from tes?
tifying. He replied that on the con?
trary he would Instruct them to ap?
pear If wanted.
Mr. Dennett made a general denial
of the Hltchock charges, though ad?
mitting some of the minor specifica?
tions were true.
with the meagre apropriations given
Tho reorganization of the State
board of health along more practical
lines Is very much talked of, and It
may develop Into a measure proposed
at this session. There is a great deal
of complaint that the board Is not
able, if It wished, under the present
laws, to give the service that is need?
ed in the State and that it rather
tends to the perpetuation of a clique
of doctors in the State, and that it is
destroying private enterprise In some
ways rather than promoting the In?
terests of medical progress.
aa't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an
DAY. JANUARY 22.
DB, WANN DENOUNCES DR. WELL
CURTAIN CHARGES MADE BY
IjATTEK BRANDED AS FALSE.
Absolutely Untrue" is the Terra Used
By Member of Clemson Board of
Trustees In Discussing Complaint
Fll??d With Legislative Committee.
Relative to Affairs of Clera>oii col?
Colombia, Jan. 18.?Replying to
Dr. Meli, whose letter as to Clemson
conditions published Monday, Dr.
Coke D. Mann issued a statement to?
day in which he characterized certain
charges as "absolutely false and with?
out foundation." In general the
statement carries quite a criticism of
Dr. Melt's actions as president o;" the
Dr. Mann, who is a member of the
Clem8on board of trustees, says in his
"I had thought that the controver?
sy between Dr. Meli and myself had
i ended, but I saw in the Charleston
News and Courier of the 17th instant
that I was mistaken. He has a num?
ber of charges against me, all of
which are absolutely untrue. As h?s I
first chrge he says: 'While I was in
controversy with the last command
1 ant in the matter of who should dis
I charge the duties of the president's
I office, the Rev. C. D. Mann, a mem
I ber of the board of trustees, publlsh
1 ed an article in the newspapers con
I demning me in my efforts to control
I the officers of the college, and yet he
I had not availed himself of the op
I portunity to inform himself concern
I ing my side of the matter under con
I He says further down that I had
I disqualified myself from sitting at a
I subsequent meeting of the board of
I trustees. He calls it a Jury. The
I public knows what he means. Again
I he says: 'He took part in the discus
I sion, which occurred in the board,
I and cast his vote against me in the
I final action of the trustees.' What
I disqualified me with the Doctor?
I Specify* Was it for stating facts
I which I tried to get him or some one
I else tt come and deny? I made the
I broad challenge that if any man
I would deny it I would prove it, and
I he did not see his way clear to dis
I pute it. Then why did he not come
I out like a man and not wait like a
I dirty cur until he had left the State?
I I call the attention of the public to
I this fact. Capt. Minus had already
I resigned as commandant and Dr.
I Meli was trying to put the whole
I blame on him, and I knew it was
I untrue. Therefore I came to his res
I cue and have nothing to regret or
I take back."
"Let me say right here that Dr.
I Meli has his first time ever to deny
I one of Capt. Minus' charges before
I the board of trustees. He gave us to
I understand that he was supreme.
I Forgetting that the other man was
I in authority in his department and
I had rights to be observed and re
I spected, not by the students in bar
I racks, but by the president of the
I college as well. Capt. Minus was and
I is a gentleman of the highest type
I notwithstanding what Dr. Meli may
I write or say. My interference in the
I Mell-Minus controversy was not to
I interfere with Dr. Mell's duties as
I president of Clemson College, as he
I would have the public believe, but to
I show to the public that Dr. Meli was
I trying to run the commandant, trus
I ess and everything in sight. When we
I had Dr. Meli and Capt. Minus before
us at an informal meeting, when
about one-half of the board was
I present, Capt. Minus making his
I charges and Dr. Meli hearing them,
I and after hearing both of these gen
I tlemen. we went over the situation, and
I we agreed that a committee 3hould
be appointed to go next morning and
see if Dr. Meli would let the Minus
department alone, and Dr. Moll
I promised he would. Then the com
I mittee went to Capt. Minus and he
I promised the same thing. This prom?
ise was not kept by Dr. Meli, and
I Capt. Minus' resignation was tender
I ed during the session of the legisla?
ture in 1908.
"I am not at all surprised at Dr.
Mell's criticism of me for I bellSVfl
had it not been for my article t > the
press Dr. Meli would be at Clemscn
College today. I knew a great deal
more about Iiis side of the matter
under consideration than he thought
I did. I had not been on the board
of trustees two months before it was
very clear t<> my mind that be was
too small man for the place and with
the crlticiams and charges against
him. The/ were too much for the
pre sldent of any great Institution to
"Now t hope th.< will be sufficient
I have not tried to hurt Dr. Meli and
would not for anything in the world.
PIMM TIE Ml
REPUBLICANS SELECT PERSON?
NEL OF BALLINGER-PIN
CHOT HOARD. s^
Majority Members Overrule Mh. ci?
ty's Selection. Refusing to Allow
Rainey to Serv,.
Washington, Jan. 19.?The joint
caucus to select the congressional com?
mittee that will investigate the Ballin
ger-Pinchot charges tonight chose
Representatives McCall of Massachu?
setts, Olmstead of Pennsylvania,
Denby of Michigan and Madison of
Kansas, Republicans; James of Ken?
tucky and Lloyd of Mississippi, Dem?
ocrats: Representative Cooper of
W'sconsln led a bolt of disgruntled
The caucus incidentally rejected
Rainey of Illinois, one of the two
Democrats selected by the Democrat?
ic caucus last Saturday night as the
house mlnorltyy's representative on
the committee. The six men selected
Include three "regular" Republicans
?Messrs. McCall of Massachusetts,
Olmstead of Pennsylvania and Den?
by of Michigan; one insurgent, Mr.
Madison of Kansas; and the two
Democrats, Messrs. James and Lloyd,
the latter being named instead of
The caucus lasted three hours, but
although characterized by consider?
able acrimony and a bolt of six in?
surgents, led by Cooper of Wisconsin,
it was more peaceful than most
members thought it would be.
The objections urged against Rain?
ey and James, especially the former,
were in no sense personal, but were
based upon allegations of extreme
partlzanship, unfitting them for a ju?
dicial investigation. Those who voic?
ed this objection claimed to be ex?
pressing the views of President Taft.
"This is to be a Republican house
cleaning," said Mr. Fasset of New
York, "and the Democrats have
nothing to do with it."
The matter will probably come up
in the house tomorrow and it is now
expected that the Democrats will
vote, solidly to repudiate the action I
of tonight's caucus. But the regu?
lars are believed to have votes
enough to overcome any possible
combination of Democrats and In?
surgents. Incidentally there is the
question whether in the circum?
stances Mr. Lloyd will consent to
After the vote nominating the four
Republicans had been taken, result?
ing in practically unanimous appro?
val, a separate vote was ordered on
the Democratic memebrs. At this
Juncture Mr. Cooper arose and de?
clared that be was requested by a
number of the colleagues to say that
they were opposed to naming Demo?
cratic members of a committee in a
LAYMEN'S CONVENTION OPENS.
Missionary Meeting at Columbia
Columbia, Jan. 17.?The Laymen's
Missionary Conference convened here
today with a large number of dele?
gates present from this and other
States. The sessions are being held
in Craven Hall, and some of the best
known men in the country are to de?
liver addresses. There were several
preliminary sessions of the Confer?
ence held yesterday In the various
churches of the city.
The opening session of the Conven?
tion was held tonight in the Wash?
ington Street Methodist Church. At
9 o'clock the meeting adjourned to
Craven Hall for supper and the con?
cluding part of the programme.
A most excellent address was de?
livered by Dr. George B Cromer, sec?
retary Laymen's Missionary Move?
ment, of the Lutheran Church, New
berry. His subject was the "Lay?
man's View of Service."'
Another interesting address to
ntght was that of the Rt. Rev. Wil?
liam A. Guerry, Bishop Protestant
Episcopal Church. Charleston. His
subject was "The Evangelization of
the World In This Generation."
"Will America Evangelize Her
Share of the World?" was the sub?
ject of the address of C. H. Pratt, sec?
retary of the Laymen's Missionary
Movement, Southern Presbyterian
Church. Athens, Ga.
The Laymen's Conferences are a
national affair and Is being well re?
ceived In every State in the country.
It Is attracting attention and a great
work is being accomplished.
Xuw Doctor, believe me. Stop Dr.
Meli, or I will take del'berate aim
next time and If I don't get you T will
take the consquences."
(Signed.) COKE D. MANN.
i SOUTHRON, Er lished Jose, 1?M
tea?Vol. ^. Mo. 43.
THF <f HOADS CONVENTION.
? 1A7TION ADOPTED URGING
* STATE HIGHWAY HOARD.
J. J. Ijiwton. of Hartsville, Presents
Resolution ( ailing on Legislature
To Abolish State Farms and to Put
Able-lKKlled Convicts to Work on
The Public Roads, and It is Adopt?
ed?Convention Best Yet Held.
Columbia, Jan. 19.?The State Good
Roads Convention today unanimous?
ly adopted resolutions submitted by
its resolutions' committee calling up?
on the legislature to establish a full
State highway commission.
A resolution by Mr. J. J. Law ton, of
Hartsvile, Calling upon the legisla?
ture to "abolish" the State farms and
put all able-bodied convicts on the
roads was adopted without division,
although the proposition was object?
ed to on the score that this would
result in convicts being inhumanly
treated In some of the counties.
A resolution by Supervisor McBride
of Florence, that a law be passed
forbidding trash and trees being
placed In roads and forbidding roads
being cut up by ploughs and lumber
hauling, was adopted.
Supervisor Humbert, of Laurens,
offered a resolution, which was adopt?
ed, giving the proposed highway
commission the fines and licenses
from automobiles. This took the
place of a resolution by the commit?
tee proposing a State license on au?
tomobiles, graduated ? according to
horse power, which was voted down.
Secretary Weldon, of the Captlal to
Capital Highway Association, gave a
short talk to the convention. He re?
ported that the link In this road as
completed was In good shape, except
for a link of a few miles here and
there. The road is in good condition
now from Augusta to Pinehurst, and
after a link has been worked out in
North Carolina, would be all right to
Raleigh, and would soon be complete
to Richmond. Speaking of 111 treat?
ment of convicts he said the Atlanta
stockade affair had been greatly ex?
The convention concluded its work
with individual reports from super?
visors. It was declared the best
State Good Roads Convention ewer
held in this State.
The convention adopted resolutions
thanking the newspaeprs for helping
the good roads movement.
The committee resolutions adopted
"That the Association urge the
General Assembly at its present ses?
sion to provide for a State highway
commission, one of whose members
j shall be an expert road and bridge
engineer and clerical assistants as
are required to properly conduct a
i State department of highways, the
chief engineer of this commission
and his expert assistants to be re?
quired among other duties to give
expert assistance and advice, on re?
quest, to county highway officials on
questions of road administration, ma
terials, location, engineering, con?
struction and maintenance, and to
make local surveys, plans, specifica?
tions and estimates of contemplated
road, bridge and culvert work.
"That the law governing the con?
demning of property required for
road purposes be amended so as to
authorize road officials to locate and
construct roads to the best advantage
for the whole people and pay to the
pr'vate owners of the property so
used such damages as may be deter?
mined by a board of arbitration,
which shall be selected and assess
said damages after the road Is con?
structed and In use.
"That provision be made to give all
county highway officials four-year
terms of office and salary and trans?
portation allowances commensu?
rate with responsibility and work re?
quired of them."
While Mrs. Rosa Strauss was at?
tending to her house duties in the
dining room Wednesday, a tramp
entered the house, and feeling rather
weary entered the bed rocim and re?
tired for a little nap. He was arous?
ed from his slumbers when Mrs.
Strauss entered the room, and he be?
ing not in a humor to arise, Mrs.
Strauss went to the phone and called
up the police station and had an
otflcer call around and escort the
weary traveler to the guard house,
where he was locked up to await
trial. He had gotten an overdose of
"blind tiger'' ami when that drowsy
feeling came on him he entered the
house of Mrs. Strauss on Sumter St..
presumedly with no evil intentions,
other than the use of a good com?