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LAWMAKERS GATHER TUESDAY
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Mir Imixiriaiit Hill- Which Will Im
IniriMlutx-d?\\ 'hat House Sen?
ate Mo-1 do lie fore Tlicy arr Heady
Columbia* Jun. 13.?The general
eleWnbly of South Caroitna will con?
vene In regular session tomonrow at
noon. There te gnery prospect for an
interestingveeekm of 4*> days. Wheth?
er or not a tight o\er legislation along
factions* ttnea. similar gg that in the
ereeto-n of Is It. develops In the
House and Senate remain* to be ?een.
Of course, fhere ss bound to be dif?
ference* of optsukw orer legislation,
but laet year tan certain instances ?aere
were derided grounds ter suspklon
that factional pn?daJdCe? ruled ever
It Is considered probable by those in
JeejCh with the situation thai Dr. Geo.
"W. t?kk of Sumtrr wIM be appointed
?hs?rmaei of the war? and mearns
committee of the House, of which he
1? ranking member. The coaoinlttoe
appolntracfiu are made by the Speak?
er who is not always gulfed by senior?
ity la selecting thv chairman of his
Among the bills of State-wide In?
terest which will be Introduced in the
general assembly are the following:
To provide for compulsory educa?
tion with certain restriction*.
To provide for the founding of a
fund from which the State can pro?
vide Mfe Insurance and annuities to
its citterns under the direction of a ,
commission composed of State ohV |
To provide for a high license 11
ouor sales system In Charleston un
*der the original package provision In
the State constitution.
The recommendations contained in
the measaga of the governor will In
all probability be embodied In bills
on wlhch the general assembly will
nave to pass.
The exercises incident to the con?
vening of a new general assembly are
of perennial Interest to all South Car?
olinians. In the senate, the proces*
is much simpler than In the house of
representatives. Charles A. Smith of
Timmonsrvllle. the lieutenant gover?
nor and president of the senate, will (
take the chair and call the senate to j
order. After which the clerk will call
the roil of the senate. Then the roll |
of the counties in which elections
were held to All vacancies in the sen?
ate will be called. When the sena?
tors-elect hand In their credentials
and preeent themselves before the bar (
of the senate, the oath of office will (
be administered to them by the presl- (
The address of President Smith to (
the senate will follow. Then will
come the election of a president pro- \
tern, the election of e clerk, election
' of a sergeant-at-arms, election of a j
reading clerk, and election of a chap?
lain. After these elections, the sen
ate will send a message to the bouse
of representatives to notify it that it
haa organised and is ready for busl- [
The first step in the organization
of the house of representatives will
be the call to SjfdJtf by James A. ,
lloyt. clerk of the last house, or "late
house" as the J.Mirnal calls it. The ,
election of ,i temporary chairman Will
follow. He will take the oath of of
fee after presenting hii credentials.
The clerk will call the roll of the
house by counties and the membcis
present will produce their credentials
and be sworn in by the temporary
The electb n of a speaker for the
session will next occupy the members
of the house. The member who is
elected to this important office will
take the chair and deliver an address
to the house. The bouse will then
proceed to elect a clerk, reading clerk,
sergeant-at i! ma and Chaplain A
meaaage will then be went to the sen- ;
ate and the governor to notify them
that the house has organized and is
ready for business The drawing for
la also an Incident In the or
ihmtlon o. the house.
After these preliminaries of organ?
isation, the bouse and senate are ready
for their to day session.
HINMIS IN si\n: < <>ll\ < ov
J. K Norton of IHIIon, \warded
tV-a I*rt/e In Men'* .*?-\ere <on
Ipg*] d W. Jo*ry .of St. < harl?>4, In
Orw*-Acre t onten! ? V.. M. ?lo>c. of
Vgejanfi i i|iiurr? rir-t I ward for
Columbia Jan !? The results of
the State I era S ant eats for 1912 as an?
nounced today show that J K. Norton,
of lUllon. won the prize In ih-< live
ax-re men's contest, with u yield per
AT re '.( V? I?'. bushels. C. W ,|..s. y of j
st. charie*. wot; Um irtai la the dm
acre men-* contest; bis ptsM being
111.ITi bushels while K. M. Joye. of
Venters; won the prize In the one'scts
contest f<>r boys, with a yield of 207
hushels The prizes are |100, $7.",
and Iff, rt apt etlreli
war to be mm.
m:i?iiKsj) \ r v riviLs or n kks
\m> allies axu: VERY
Now Wall .for Powers' Mtti Hut lto? Not
luilo e Piimf of J Ll>i^ll?* at (Con?
stantinople Will lluv EsYccJ hut
London? Jan. IS.?The British sec
rotary of state tor fonfjrn affairs,
sir Bdwaal Grey, ami de- ambassa
dors of th? powers have made n jiir
aeataUons to Rechad Paama regard?
ing the anojeoted departuaa of tiie
Turkish delegates, which is ?quivalent
to a detlnHe rupture of tbe peaor
negotiations for which Turkey is inn
In reply Rechad Pasha ssild that
he was not responsible for Ills sus?
pension of the work of the confer?
ence, which was decreed by the allies,
not only without asking His opinion
but without even allowing hktu to
express it when he begged to <V<> so.
He hsd waited ,a whole week, homing
that reflection would bring the aOles
to more reasonable! and moderste
views, hut as so move had been
made on their part in this direction
and no desire ha/J been manifested
to hear what further rectification of
the frontier Turkey was prepared to
indicate?without ceding Adrianople
?the Turkish plenipotentiaries could
not remain in London Indefinitely.
In deference to England, which
had treated them so hospitably and
out of regard for the other powers,
whose smhasadors regretted the
rupture of the negotiations, Hechad
Pasha consented to telegraph to Con?
stantinople asking definite instruc?
The allies al?o are tired of waiting.
They do not believe the note which
the powers will present at Constan?
tinople will have the desired effect,
but not wishing to take a decisive
step without due notice to Barops),
they have notified Sir Edward Grey
and the ambassadors of their Inten?
tion to renounce the armistice con?
temporaneously with or shortly after
the presentation of the note to the
The allies will be ready to resume
the war four days later. In fact, it
is remarked that Greece has never
ceased hostilities, that Servia has
nothing more to conquer, while with
respect to Montenegro, the armlstic
has never been observed by Turkey,
whose soldiers have made frequent
sorties from Scutari. Therefore the
resumption of "hostilities really con?
cerns only the Thracian field of op?
erations, where the activity of the
allies seems to be limited to t> con?
quest of Adrianople. The Balkan
military experts here think that, un?
der present conditions, Adrianople
can hi t'iken In a few days by the
?aertflee of 5,000 men. The Greeks
are more determined than sver to
hold the Aegean islands, us well as
Saloniki. Regarding Saloniki, they
' War gave it to us and only war
? in take It away."
All thn responsibility for the grav?
ity of the situation Is planed by the
allies on Europe which, they say, af?
ter having encouraged them to con
? lade an armistice and come to Lon?
don?even holding contemporaneous"
lv a conference of the ambassador!
to facilitate matters - tinds itself im
1 ot? nt. because of lack of accord,
to ndApt measure^ compelling Turkey
to ob? y its will. '
This failure of igreement, even if
manifested In 1 passive manner, the
allies point out, gives encouragement
tO the Turks, who!! hop- is that they
will succeed finally as they have in
the past, la playing off the powers,
one against the other.
The attitude of the powers, it is
added, also encourages Uoumanla to
lake .in unfair advantage of the sit
'i ttion, forgetting that only a short
time ago the Roumanians and Bul?
garian* w? re under the same yoke
and fought shoulder lo shoulder the
?ame battles for Independence,
PAS8KI) As (.11; 1 OF 1h YEARS.
Police Discover Young follow ?, Be?
eret and Arrest Him.
Victor, Colo.. Jan. S. ? After mas?
querading as a girl for IS years the
s? x of Irene Moynahan was learned
yesterday. He was arrested In La
Junta by the sheriff, who, because of
his masculine appearance, deeidtd he
u is a boy in girl's clothing. Ireae
1 is on his way to visit his father In
Until the holidays Irene bad been
a student in the Victor High School
sad all of his life had passed as a gi'i.
Mrs Monyahan? when told thai
ser son had been errested and that
his res h oi been dlscovered? stab d
that ehe had always passed him off
as a gui because of her disappointment
in having two so na Not even he?
husband w is aware of the boy s sex,
sin- said This was borne out by the
discovery of a lettei In the boy's ef?
fects The letter was addressed le
his father i?i Blsbee and declared that
the mother w.is "sending a son to him
as a N? vv Year's gift "
IJM.lt IKWIIM HELD CAST ON
ROCKS NEAR HALIFAX.
All PaamHigni Rescued ? Token
fnoni Stranded steamer i>> Small
llontii nnd Transferred to Larger
( rai t?Captain and Crew Remain
Aboard, Hoping J'or Ho lease of
Vcunel at Low Tide ? Danger Xot
i ??? i rt? \?i Imminent LT niese Wind
Halifax. N. g., Jan. 12.? The
?teamer Uranium, of the Uranium
Steamship Company, bound .from Rot?
terdam for Halifax and New York,
strand* (1 <in a reel" during thiek weath?
er, near the Chebucto Head light sta?
tion, nine .miles below Halifax, at 11
O'clock today, and tonight is still
held fast in the grip of the roeky
Her nso paaaangers, loo in the cabin
aanl the rest In the steerage, were
taken off this steamer this afternoon
by tiie Government steamer Lady
Laudier and a small fleet of harbor
Craft and were safely landed in Hali?
Although surf boats had to be used
In transferring the hundreds of pas?
sengers to the rescue boats, the
work was safely accomplished and not
a life waj Lost. CapL Eustace and
bis crew remained aboard ship, which
is banging by her bow on the reef.
The captain hopes to get the steamer
Off at low water tonight.
The escape of a vessel from Kuch a
predicament generally is made at
high tide, but the captain thinks the
weight of the afterpart of the steamer
win gradually drag the Uranium free
as the tide goes down.
There was much alarm, especially
among the steerage passengers, when
the ship struck, but officers and sail?
ors soon succeeded in restoring calm.
The light keeper at Chebucto, who
has telephone communication with
Halifax, sent immediate news of the
steamer's plight to the port authori?
ties, who dispatched the Lady Lau
rler, the steamer Bridgewater and
several tugs to the scene.
The rescue boats arrived at 2 P.
If., and the transfer of the Uranium's
passengers was begun at once. Three
surf boats from the life saving station
and the life boats of the Uranium
were used. The Lady Laurler took
women and children first and then
the men were transferred to the
A heavy southwest wind was blow?
ing when the Uranium ran ashore,
and the steamer, therefore, was for?
tunately protected by Chebucto Head.
If the wind were to the opposite di?
rection the steamer will be exposed
to the sweep of the Atlantic and in
The steamer struck head-,., when
the tide was half hiKh. The plates at
the bow are ripped open and number
one hohl was flooded. The weather
continued lie.ivy tonight and wreck?
ing Steamers are standing by the
Uranium to rescue the crew should
FM.HT MADE ON PISTOLS.
Jacksonville Board of Trade Asked to
Indorse Resolutions Prohibiting
Tb Metrop? Iis. Ja? ksonville, Pia.
"The large number of violent deaths
In the South." sa:d l ?r. s. c. Baker,
president of the Sumter Chamber of
Commerce, today, to a representative
of The Metropolis, "is the greatest
reason for the slowness of immigra?
tion to this section Of people from the
Middle West. When these people are
asked to move down hen- they begin
to examine the health records and
soon run upon the figures showing
the nun ber of deaths from violence.
The result is that we have a hard time
In getting good citisens to come here
and cast their lot with us.
"There is no doubt but that most
of these violent deaths, and those In
every part of the United states, for
that matter, are caused by the use
of the pistol. This weapon is made
for the sole purpose of taking human
life, its manufacture and sale should
be prohibited. The government of
the United states mast be Induced to
take hold of the matter and prevent
the manufacturers of this deadly
weapon from using the mails to ad?
vertise their gooda The Inter-state
Commerce Commission should also be
authorized to make rulings prohibit?
ing tiie shipment Of pistols into all
states having laws against the sale of
1 >r. Hak. r will be present at the an?
nual meeting of the Honrd of Trade
tins afternoon to present to the board
for adoption the resolutions upon the
subject already favorably pased upon
by the Bumter, s. c, Chamber of
Thal fust kiss thai man asks for
will be long rem. inia red?if he
doesn't gel it
Tin- goat would have less prejudice
heaped up against him If he would
contract bathing habits - "Wilmington
I'RJKSIDKNT-ELKCT SPEAKS AT
BANQUET IN t tUCAGO.
I'runt incut Capitalists Hear Nation's
K?nxt Chief Executive Plead i<?r
Elimination <>f "Prejudices" Be?
tween Capital and Labor?No Con
fcnBoce Held Regarding Senatorial
situation in Illinois ? Charles H.
( nine Governor Wilson's only
t aller During Stay in Windy City.
?Chicago, Jan. 11.?Big business, its
right to growth and its duties t<> the
roitutry were discuss* d by President?
elect Woodrow Wilson in a speech be?
fore the Commercial Club, of Chicago,
"I do not care how big a business
grows provided it grows big in con?
tact with keen competition," he said.
The governor made an appeal for a
dissolution of what he said wa re pre?
judices existing in this country be?
tween capital and labor.
Among Governor Wilson % auditors
were bank presidents, railroad presi?
dents and heads <>f great enterprises.
Seated near him were Governor De
no.en, Republican, and Governor-elect
Dunne, a Democrat Contrary to ex?
pectations, the Governor was not
spoken to by local politicians in refer?
ence to the Senatorial situation In Il?
linois, His only caller today was
Charles H. Crane, who frequently has
been mentioned as a cabinet possi?
Governor Wilson declared that suc?
cess of enterprise depended upon the
opening up to the rank and file of the
nation, not only its physical re?
sources, but the business credit as
Men hail testified under oath, he
said, to the existence of an "inner
circle." by which credit was obtained
to the exclusion of those against
whom that inner circle sought to dis?
"I am not drawing an indictment
against the banking system," he said.
"That already has been convicted. But
I do refer to the basis of credit in bus?
"I tell you frankly that if I per?
mitted my thoughts to dwell upon the
responsibility that w ill fall upon me I
would be daunted. I came here to
ask your counsl and assistance.
"The business future of this country
does not depend on the Government
of the United States, it is dependent
on the business men. The Government
cannot breed a temper; it cannot gen?
erate thought and purpose. Things
don.- under the whip of the law are
done sullenly, somewhat reluctantly,
and never successfully. The hope of
America is the changing attitude of
the business nu n toward the things
they have to handle in this country.
"I want to take sternness out of this
country, i want to see suspicion dissi?
pated. I want to see the time brought
about when the rank and file of the
citizens of the United States who have
a stern attitude toward the business
men of the country shall be absolutely
done away with and forgotten. Per?
fectly honest men are now at a disad?
vantage In America, because business
methods In general are not trusted by
the people, taken as winde. That is
unjust to you, it Is unjust to everybody
with whom business deals and every?
body w hom business touches
"In the United States they do not
believi?I mean the rank and Ale of
our piM.pi,- do nm bellevi?that men
of every Kind are upon an equality in
their access to the resources of the
country anymore than they believe
that everybody is upon equal terms
In his access to the justice of the coun?
try. It is believed In this country that
a poor man has less chance to get jus?
tice administered to him man a rich
man. God forbid that that should be
"And then in i ddition t<> all this we
must see to it that the business of
the United States r> set absolutely free
of every feature <?i monopoly."
Here Governor Wilson paused, look?
ed about the banquet room and then
added: "I notice you do not applaud
that. i am somewhat disappointed
because unless you feel that way the
thing Is not going to h tppen except
by duress, which is the worst way to
bring anything about, b? an: ? there
will be monopoly In this country until
there are no important buriness men
who do not intend to bring It about.
1 know that when tiny are talking
about that tluy say there ll not any?
body In the United states who ever in?
tended to set up a monopoly^. Bui i
know there me some gentlemen whet
did deliberately go about to set up
monopoly. We know that they intend?
ed to do it because they did it.
l don't care how lug a particular
business gets, provided it grows big
m contact with sharp competition,
and I know that a business based up?
on genuine capital, which has not a
drop of water in it. can be conducted
with greater efficiency ami economy
than a business that is loaded with
Touching on conservation he said:
\ policy ot reservation is not one
Applause greeted this statement,
ami h< added that the Government at
REVISING THE TARIFF.
WOOL AND SILK s< Mi hi LE I I?
Hearing bj IIoumc Committee so Far
Have Cause?] uo Change in Previous
i >??(? i niinal ton.
Washington, Jan. i>.?Democratic
members of the house committee on
ways nut] means are planing t<> go
closely Into the affairs ox' the Alumi?
num company of America ;*nd the
Walt ham Watch company when their
representatives testify at an adjourn?
ed hearing mi the metal tariff sched?
ule next Tuesday. Hoth companies
have been charged with being trusts.
Both companies were represented
here Friday and Saturday but were
not reached before the adjournment
at midnight last night.
Tomorrow will be devoted by the
I committee on tariff schedules "D" cov?
ering waad and its manufacturers and
"L" silks and silk goods. Neither of
these schedules was affected by any
Democratic revision last session.
John P. Bartlett of New York, re?
presenting clients interest in the
aluminum duty has filed with the com
i mittee a brief alleging that the al?
uminum industry practically is in the
hands of one concern, the Aluminum
company of America, controlling sub?
stantially all the sources of aluminum
in the country. The brief also sets
forth that tin- company was sued in
federal anti-trust proceedings and
that, while it suffered a decree to run
against it, conditions arc in criminal
practice about the same.
Aurthur L. Davis of Pittsburgh, re?
presenting the aluminum company, ha?
been urged by the committee to ap?
E. C. Fitch of Waltham is expected
to represent the Waltham watch corn
corn. The American Watch manu?
facturers want a specific duty basil
instead of the Democratic plan of 30
per cent, ad valorem on watch move?
ments. They claims the foreign man?
ufacturer has an enormous advantage
and that ' the American watch indus?
try is depressed."
Bo far the hearings of chemicals
and iron and steel has not led to any
indication of any material change in
the Democratic tariff position as fram?
ed at the last session of congress.
There will be some minor changes
in the classification with some items
taken out of the groups and put into
socalled "basket clauses" that take
care of otherwise unprovided for items
at a changed rate.
Then- has been some suggestion of
a "dumping clause" to prevent the
sale of any goods imported into this
country at a price much lower than
the selling price at home. Canada,
some such arrangements: but the
committee has not formally consider?
Testimony in behalf of the machine
tool manufacturing industry has been
to the effect that the manufacturers
have feared the effect of a dumping
clause would be some foreign retalia?
tion in the way of added tariffs and
bad feeling and a possible "jacking up
of the whole German tariff system
against American goods."
This was in response to the com?
mittee's questioning as to the effect
of coupling a 16 per cent, reduction
on machine tools with the insertion of
a (lumping clause <n the metal sched?
ule to prevent the American market
being flooded when the foreign mar?
ket suffered from over-production.
ELBERT IIVBBARI) FINED $100.
Plead*. Guilty to I sing Mails for 1m
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 11.?Elbcrt
Hubbard, of Fast Aurora, indicted on
six counts by the Federal grand jury
for sending Immoral matter through
the mails, pleaded guiiry today and
was lined $lo<> on one count. Sentence
was suspended during good behavior
in the other five counts.
The local civil service hoard held a
railway mail clerk's examination at
the Court House last Saturday. There
were l r. applicants to take the exam?
Washington had been "suspicious of
everybody who approached it for wa?
ter power rights and the privileges
of conservation generally."
The Governor proclaimed a policy
of accessibility to the raw materials
of tin- country to everybody on the
same terms, a conservation policy,
he declared, should be free from dis?
"Law ought to be baaed upon a
promise thai only the man exception?
al in character is going in circumvent
the law. if only the crooks tried to
circumvent the lan not much Ian
would be necessary But there are
some men who have permitted them?
selves to circumvent the Ian* who are
j not crooks."
I Concluding the Governor said tin
[nation had "taken a change of ven
I ue." and now "the governmental cas
I was to be tried before a jury com
I posed of all the people."
L. V PADGETT 1^ KILLED IN
t AN* I \ \HI>S.
Suggested TIlsJ He Wa- Taking a
Walk Before Going on Hun. btter
iff >!- at Work.
la ?xington, Jan. 12.?The ro w s.-a
board yar?i at Csyce, this county,
claimed its first victim early today
when U H. Padgett, one of the
popular engineers of the Seaboard
system, lost his life by falling into
one "f the "drop pits" at the new
roundhouse. How he came to his
death will probably never be known
as 10 one saw the fatal accident. Mr
Padgett was to have gone out on his
run this morning on passenger train
Xo ?9, scheduled to leave the city
for Savannah about 7 o'clock and
whop he failed to appear for duty a
sean h was made at once. Harry Gar?
ner night machinist at the yards, was
the tiist to find the body and he ga\e
i the alarm. A rope was tied around
the body and it was raised to the top.
Mr. l adgett was dead, a long gash
being on the top of the head and his
neck was broken. Mr. Garner notified
the superintendent and Dr. W7eston of
Columbia, the company's physician,
At the inquest held this morning
by Coroner W. C. Weed, a number
of w'tnesses were sworn, but no one
coul i be found who had seen Mr.
Padgett in the vicinity of the round
hou* Mr. Garner stated that he had
seen the engineer at about 3 o'clock
in the morning at the superintendent's
offle?. This was the last seen of him
until his body was found in the drop
pit at 6.30 o'clock, three hours and
a half later.
Th- coroner's jury returned the fol?
lowing verdict: "L. H. Padgett came
to his death by falling into a drop
pit, which pit was open and situated
in a roundhouse of Seaboard com?
pany, and which building was with?
The employes at the- yards stick to
the tV^ory that Mr. Padgett acciden?
tally ell into the pit while taking a
walk -'revious to going out on his
run t' :s morning. The roundhouse is
Without lights, the building being yet
unfin.shed, and there are ten pits in
RECEPTION TO BRIDE.
Mrs, E, W. Moise and Daughters En?
tertain for Mrs. Lucius Clifton
One of the largest receptions of the
year was that given Thursday after?
noon from 4 to 6 o'clock at the hand?
some residence of Mrs. E. W. Moise
on Warren Street, by Mrs. Moise
and daughters in honor of Mrs. Lu?
cius J lift on Moise. the charming
brid? of Mrs. E. W. Moise's son.
Th ? lower door of the mansion w as
beaut fully decorated in pink for the
OCCasI n. carnations being extensively
used in carrying out the decori tor s
artistic scheme. Smilax. ferns and
potted plants were also used in beau?
tifying the rooms in which the guests
assembled. The dining room tables
were most artistically arranged, pink
carnations being banked in the cen?
ter with a background of exquisit?
fens. Beautiful centerplcea er ere
placed around this floral desigr. and
the refreshments wa re d'spensed from
During the afternoon more than
one ! undred fifty ladles called to pay
thei respects to the bride, who re?
ceived In the parlor and was assisted
by her sisters. Mrs. Agnes Hogin. Mrs.
Nina Solomons, and Miss Jessie Mo.
and by Mrs. Hubert G. Osteen. Mrs.
Warren Moist-. Jr.. Mrs. Terry Itoses
Jr.. and Mrs. S. H. Edmunds were
In charge of the dining room and the
guests were served under the direc?
tion of these la.lies.
Delightful punch was served daring
the renlng by Mrs. Horace Harby an 1
Miss Marian Batterwhlte at one punch
bowl and by Miss ArmidS Moses at
the other. While the reception was
in pr -:ress Miss Heh n Tilinghast and
Mrs V C. I Micker furnished delight?
ful n isic a feature which added
much to the ? barm of the occasion.
EAR SHOT OFF.
Huntsman'* Gun Was Accidentally
Alken, Jan ?.-?By the accidental
dtschatge of the shotgun while he
was tut hunting rabbits Clarence
Plunl ett. the 20-year-old son of T.
p. ri nkett, who lives Ave miles from
Alken, had his right ear blown off
nnd b -tamed a serious wound In the
Young Plunkett had been In the
woo,' i for about an hour when, lean?
ing his gun against a log. he stepped
upon t Th.- log roiled under his
weight, the gun tailing and one of its
barrels discharging The load of bird
shot entered the young man's head,
and when his cries for help attracted
persons who wer. nearby it was
thought he would succumb Xo the
wouno Physicians say he will re
Icover, however, but will lose his car