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Gilt COUNCIL MEETING.
mann M\rn:it* iwsnid ipon
\ i first n| s>|ON of M \\
\ 1 Ml
Number ..i i haunts In Police r'onr?
Protests \gulu*l License Tux?
lu,.ii,i <?f llculih Wants Mensuren
l or Protection?Other Mailt i-.
City Council held Its first regulur
session of the year 1913 Tuesday
night and mutters of general ln'er
eat came up before them and were
acted on. j
?? .iirw ii met at rather a late hour
und the session continued until early
morning. Among the matters com?
ing up were the election of police
officers for the year, the hearing of a
number of protests against the license
ordinance, and petitions on various
mattem. A number of changes were
made In the police department, sev?
eral of the old officers not being re
elected and several new officers being
lected. Chief of Police J. R. Sumter
recommended a number of changes
in the system, and such changes were
approved by Council.
Mr L. 1. Parrott. on behalf of the
Parrott Milling Company, asked for
exemption from licenses and taxes for
his company, a privilege generally
grant*.l to new manuafcturlng con?
cerns. The request was granted as It
was thought best to encourage new
Industries in the city.
Mr. J. W. Smith asked permission |g
build a gasoline tank under the street
in front of his garage and erect a
pump on the street for filing auto?
mobile tanks with gnsollr.?.. The mat?
ter was referred to the City Manager
for investigation 'tnd a report to
Mr. C. L. Cuttlno asked that a Are
hydrant be placed at the corner of
Church and Peach streets and that
the sewer system be extended up
Church street to this point, so that
connections could be made with hous?
es) on the street The matter was dis?
cussed and referre 1 to the City Man?
ager for him to find out the cost and
report to council.
Mr. Cuttlno stated that the lawyers
of the city were not satisfied with the
license tax. but had decided to take
up the matter later.
Mr. H. G. Osteen protested against
the tax on publishers and printers.
He staged that this tax had been
raised from fifty cents a thousand to
fifty cents a hundred, which he con?
sidered exorbitant. Mayor Jennings
stated that the change had probably
been made unintentionally in classi?
fying the license tax. The matter was
settled by a change back to the orig?
inal license tax of $10."0 and fifty
cents on each thousand dollars of
gross Income, over $10.0^0.
Requests from Messrs. J. K. cross
well and J. Fred Wise for r- bit. | on
water rents were refused. The water
had been wasted through leaks In the
pipes, causing big increases in the
bills for the qcarter. but Council did
not deem this the fault of the city.
Dr. H A. Mood, on behalf of the
board of health of which he is a
member and health officer, asked that
Council adopt certain ordinances to
prevent the breeding of Hies and mos?
quitoes He wanted an ordinance
passed requiring the screening of all
privies, stables and places where edi?
bles ar*? sold. He made a talk tilling
of the danger of the fly as a spreader
of disease. He stated that the Jail
was not kept clean and . ecommend
ed legislation for Improvements. He
stated that it was no use to try to
kffl out flies and mosquitoes, when the
fight was not made to prevent their
breeding I' w,u dialed to pass an
ordinance |g require the sere* ning of
sll privies, and to investigate und find
out whnt steps could be .u*en to?
wards screening stables, action to be
A request for change In the license
on accident Insurance companies was
received, but no action was taken.
A btt?-r f'nm the board of health
Informing Council of the election of
Dr. H A. Mond as health officer was
received and read and Wednesday
evening at 7 30 was set as the time of
meeting with th? board of health to
rilne'ins mat."rs. 'I N? hoard of health
had gntM I for a heiirlng in regard to
this and other matters.
The n? xt matter oomlng \ p was the
election of noil ? nfHetfl f??r the year.
A num).f ipplh ations gad I- ? n
rec?i\>d and preoented bj the
City <'|erk. all of tin- pr? nt ?? itt? ers
applying for re'election n>g the fores
as well as n numli'T of nejfUj no n
Chi? f gejmlei npoa reejsx ;t by
CwtJswtl staled which oAcers lie de?
sired to r? t nn < n the fofOS He
niiMn i severed whone sjualiftcatIons,
he itnted, b? Was filtnlltUr With, say
ing that |?t nunted ? Iflht live men,
ii. did not know ye nhethei he conM
get along with this nutni.. r, but would
pan he feeotnmendntloni Inter a.s t?
what another lie wunted 11? would
end>*a\or to put a man on Ho- outly
ing district-, as )\>- believed lhal tin
outskirts of Iks <it\ should haVS pro
lectlon as well as the centef of th<
town Me WOttld Hist barn more o
the offb . and I he Work of the poll* ?
im n before be mini?' any recommend?
The election resulted 111 the follow?
ing men being chnaen on the force,
their terms of office being subject to
the pleasure of council, In addition to
Mr. J. 11. Sumter. who had air. ady
been chosen chief:
lust servant, J. M. Harwick; sec?
ond sergeant, H. (J. McKap'ti; third
sergeant, A. V. Owens; T. P, Ward, W.
J. McKagen, J. M. Lawrence and W.
F. Dunlap. Mr. P. Gallagher was
placed on a salary of $40 a moitit to
do such service as the chief saw fit
Thief Sumter was directed t.? de?
stroy all whiskey stored in the guard
house according to law, excrpt such
as was held for evidence. He asked
for a desk and certain changes in the
guard house, which requests were ap?
Mr. Sumter stated that he would
endeavor to cover as much of the out?
skirts of the city as possible daily,
and make a report of the condition
of the streets to the City Manager, as
that official had requested him to have
his department do.
Mr. d M. Hurst was re-elected City
Clerk and Treasurer.
It was decided to separate the du?
ties of the school physician and the
city physician. The choice of a
school physician was left to Supt. Hd
munds for him to make such select?
ion and terms as he saw tit and report
to Council. Dr. Carl It. Epps was
chosen city physician. Applications
for this position were received from
Drs. Epps, W. S. Burgess and W. E.
All bills were referred to the prop?
er persons to be approved and paid.
It was decided not to turn the matter
of checking up and "O. K'ing" bills
to the City Manager until later.
The matter of borrowing money for
the city was discussed and Mr. Jen?
nings was instructed to write to the
proper parties to find out at what
terms he could secure the necessary
The water works report for the
quarter was received as information.
The Clerk was instructed to write
the legislative delegation to prepare
a bill abolishing the water works
The police report for January was
received as Information.
The City Clerk's report was refer?
red to Mr. Rowland to be checked up.
A letter from the National Corn
Exposition authorities was read and
received as information.
The purchase of the police uniforms
was postponed until the next meeting
A certified check for $1,000 from
Mr. Edward Reiha, secretary of the
gumtOf dal Company, was ordered re?
turned, as the gas plant was now in
operation and Mr. Reiha had fulfilled
his part of the contract with, the city.
The request <rt?m the Southern Cot?
ton Oil mill to allow them to pay a li?
cense of $75 and not require them to
make a statement of their busirc ss
for the year, was refused.
CXCLC SAM'S MONEY.
l oi owiii): Fncodou?. ifewapapec Story
the Mint 1? Swamped With Letters
Washington. Jan 14.?A newspaper
story discussing the per capita circu?
lation of the money In the United
States In a humorous vein has Hot de?1
the treasury department With appll
eatloM t'.nr |S4.7S( Which if the na?
tions wealth were divided cqual'v,
Would be the possession of every man.
woman and child. The story facetious?
ly advised those who needed the
Money to draw upon the government.
Doaeae of letters today swamped
Qsorge e. Roberta director of the
mint. One woman wrote:
"Kindly send me by parcels post
my dividend of the $3,350,7-7,000,
which is $34.7-, in one dollar bills and
Another applicant said he was mar?
ried man With ? family and he hoped
the government would not be offendc i
by his i ?inest for his own.
' Mr RohortS has drawn a clrculef
let ? r in Whleh he must disappoint
I he applicants with the Information
that the treasury department month*
ly computes the per capita circula?
tion on ... theoretical basis and has no
control over Us distribution.
HOCH I COM MITT F.F.* wsoiM i:i?
IHF <??... \\ . Hielt < hail in.in ?| Ways
?'olnmbia. J i n. 1S. The I louse
Committee appointments wer< an
nouneed today by Hpeuker Kmith,
The following are the chulrtnen .q the
Important house committees:
w.i\ i and M? an Qeo \V. i >i< k,
<-t Sumter; judiciary, a. Vanl'crhorst,
of Charleston; Edu< atloni <' T.
Wyche, of Newherry; Incorporations
W C Irby, Jr., of I. lurensj Agrleul
lure, .1 W. Ai hi' oi Andel son
Banking and Insurance, J, C. Iiaskln,
?.f Lee; Medical Affairs, W. H
Bturkte, or Calhoun; ?'iiims, J a.
Hub ?? i. Hamberg,
MR i LEMHON ALUXE Is EX
TITLE? TO c It EDIT.
II. YY. Mills Reviews Biieeehes and
Writings, Cnlllng Attention to Xeetl
for Agricultural School.
To the Editor of The State:
in your Issue of the '?'th in<t., there
appeared gn article with these head?
lines, "Presiding Elder Real Clem
son Man.. i>r. J, w. Daniel Bays he Is
Responsible for College Suggestions
to Pounder, Mr. Clemson Proposed
to Establish Mining School, but
Amended Idea t<> Make it Agricultur?
al." Th?- article then quotes Kev. J.
W. Daniel as saying, "i am responsi?
ble for Clemson College ,ami 1 am
proud of it."
l have absolutely no desire to take
any leaf from the laurel crown which
Dr. Daniel is worthy to wear, but
there are certlan fails of history
Which he himself may not know, and
which ought to be made matters of
common knowledge. These Will show
beyond doubt that Mr. Clemson is
alone really responsible for clemson
OOllege, as it exists today, the Agricul?
tural and Mechanical College of South
The records of the Pendleton Farm?
ers' society will show that November
24, 18t?6, a committee consisting of
lt. F. Simpson, Col. YV. A. Hayne, and
Thos. G. Clemson were appointed to
appeal to their fellowmen for aid "to
found an institution for educating our
people in the sciences to the
end that our agriculture may be
improved, our worn and impoverish?
ed lands be recuperated and the great
natrual resources of the South be de?
veloped." Also, these records show
that In January, 1867, "Mr. Clemson
addressed the society in an interesting
and most able and instructing dis?
course and submits the following an
peal in the form of a circular which
by direction of the society was print?
ed and fully circulated, both at home
This appeal, which was written by
William Henry Trescott, opens its
second paragraph with these words
"Considering that our lands are so
impoverished by the growth and ex?
portation of cotton, that much of
them will not pay the cost of culti?
vation and that our agriculture gen?
erally Is In a wretched condition," and
continues, "We, the committee on be?
half of the agricultural society, and
our fellow-citizens, now make this our
earnest appeal to the well-disposed of
all classes and sects, for aid to found
an Institution for the diffusion of
scientific knowledge, that our civili?
zation may advance and we may once
more become a happy and prosperous
The appeal concludes, "Letters and
contributions to be directed to Hon.
Th< s. Q, Clems.nil LL. D., chairman
Of committee, IN ndleton. Anderson
district, South Carolina." These quo?
tations arc sufficient, 1 think, to es?
tablish the early Interest of Mr. Clem?
son not only in scientific and industrial
education, but in agricultural educa?
tion as well, One excerpt more is,
however, much to the point, in the
minutes Of the society, of which he
w is elected p esldent in w>s, we find
the following under date October 14,
The president < Mr. Clemson) en?
tertained the society for half an hour
on the subject of scientific agriculture,
and the Importance of scientific ag?
ricultural education." .Other ex?
tracts ni ght also be given but I for?
The gddress of Oov. Perry, to which
Dr. Daniel refers and which seems to
have suggested to him the idea of
agricultural development, was deliver?
ed to the Pendleton Farmers' society,
at Its 88th snnlversary meeting, Oc?
tober, is^i, so that the Interest and
activity of Mr. Clemson in agricultu?
ral education antedated tins address
by some 1 r, to 18 years.
Further, Mr. Clemson died April
1888, and in his will, bequeathing ids
properly to the state, he says. "Feel?
ing a great sympathy for the farmers
of this state, and the difficulties with
Which tiny have to contend in their
efforts to establish the business of
agriculture upon a proper basis, and
believing thai thers cm i>, no per?
manent Improv? menl In agriculture
without a knowledge of those sciences
width pertain particularly thereto, I
have determined to devote the bulk of
my property to the establishment of
an agricultural college upon the Fori
Hill place, My i" rpose is to es?
tablish an agricultural college which
will afford useful Information to the
farmers und mechanics; therefore it
whould afford thorough instruction In
agriculture and tin natrual sciences
connected therewith; II should com
Idne, it practicable, physical with In*
tellectuul education and should be
i high seminary of learning in which
thi graduate <<\ the common schools
'in commence, put ue and finish it
course ,,f studies terminating In
thorough ihcoretli and practical In?
struction hi those studies and arti
hlch be 'i ?lue. tiy upon ngrlculture."
I ?ubmlt that tins is scarcely tin*
language of one who e ?s "thinking
of leaving Iiis possessions to found .1
mining college." u does not sound
as the writing of a recent convert
to the Idea of scientific agricultural
education. But once again, in the
codicil to his will, Item 12, .Mr. Clem?
son says, "The desire to establish
such a sc hool ol* college, as i have
provided for in my last will and testa?
ment, has existed with mo for many
years past, .mil many years ago l
determined to devote the hulk of my
property to the establishment of an
agricultural school or college. To
accomplish this purpose is now the
one great desire < f my life." Such
language, "For many years, and many
years ago,'* is, utterly inconsistent with
the claim that the idea was suggested
to Mr. Clemson as late as October,
1884, when tin- will and the codicil
were written in less than four years
certainly, and probably in considera?
bly less than four years; hut it is quite
consistent with the records of the
Farmers' society, and with the will, in
its several parts.
1 think that 1 have shown conclu?
sively that however mud Dr. Daniel
might have confirmed Mr. Clemson
in his desire to found an agricultural
college, he did not suggest the idea
to him. The Clemson Agricultural
College of South Carolina is Mr. Clem
son's own child, conceived in his mind
as early as IStiG, and finally, after
more than 20 years' patient thought,
quickened Into actual being by the
gift of the savings of a lifetime.
South Carolinans should keep Mr.
Clemson'l memory continually green.
W. H. Mills.
Clemson College, Jan. 10.
HOW COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED.
Correspondent at Clemson Thinks Dr.
Daniel Has Keen Misquoted in
To the Editor of The State:
In your issue of January 9, Dr. J.
W. Daniel of Charleston is quoted as
stating that he is responsible for
Clemson erliege; that It was he who
set Col. Simpson on the track of the
agricultural college idea when Col.
Simpson was ready to urge Mr. Clem?
son to give this property to Wofford
The friends of the late Col. R 'W.
Simpson have thought, and still think,
that in the conception, establishment
and development of this great institu?
tion there is "glory enough to go
round," due credit being given to
Senator Tillman, Col. Simpson and
others who have helped to shape the
destiny of Clemson college. If Dr.
Daniel has played his part, by all
means let him have such credit. But
the friends of the late Col. Simpson
object decidedly to the statement that
Col. Simpson had ever proposed to di?
vert Mr. Clemson's proposed gift to
the State from the original purpose of
the giver. Surely Dr. Daniel, a life?
long friend, of Col. Simpson, has been
misquoted or else his memory must be
Those nearest to Col. Simpson say
that even In the early '80s Col. Sim
son held a long cherished hope thai
he might some day he able to serve in
the uplift of the agrlcultral interacts
Of the State. He Would have .iceucl,
therefore, no suggestions as to advice
to give Mr. Clemson?even had Mr.
('h-mscn needed such advice as to the
purpose of Iiis gift,
Col Simpson was never known to
claim that he suggested to Mr. Clem?
son the Idea of leaving his property to
the state for the founding of an agri?
cultural college; for Col. Simpson was
familiar with the facts set forth in
the following statements (matters of
record*, which the writer thinks con
troverts the statement ascribed to
"Mrs. Aaron Boggs went to see Mrs
Clemson.Mrs, clemson told her
thai l oth she and Mr. Clemson in?
tended to leave Fort Hill to the State
for the purpose of erecting an agri?
cultural college . . . ."
< Extracts from the statement of
Rev. Hugh McLeea follows.)
?'1 was intimately acquainted with
the Clemson family from the year
lMis to 1^7 1 inclusive."
"Mrs. Clemson told me she desired
to see an industrial institution erect?
ed upon Fort Hill tract ? t' land, it
was in litigation it the time, but she
considered it her prop rty. Mrs.
Clemson reiterated the same thing to
n>.< when she was living at Fort Hill,
after it had been sold und bought In
by ln r or her trustee. Mrs. Clemson
:t:i?d to accomplish this purpose dur?
ing her lifetime. In fact, from my per?
sonal knowledge of lh< matter, the
idea of erecting an Industrial instl
! i mi..n at l'ort Hill origin ted w Ith
.Mrs. Clemson; and Mr. Clemson, in
all hi< talk about the matter, re?
ferred to it as *' A e,' our.' etc."
Alts. Clemson talked to me ii great
deal about the benefits thai would ac?
crue to this State from the establish?
ment of such in institution and she
was much Interested in ueeing it u< -
? "Mr Clemson continued In his pur?
pose after his wife's death" (In iy7'-i
v\ith this difference, that aftei hi
wife's death he proposed to give the
hulk of ;tii his property v it h Fol I Hill
COMPTROLLER GENERAL JON* ES
Attention Culletl to Confusion Arising
and How Various Districts Escape.
Would Cost $?0,000.
After culling attention to the fact
that over 1,000,000 acres of land in
South Carolina ate escaping taxation,
A. \V. Jones, Comptroller general, in
his annual report recommends a re*
survey of the territory of the Stats
so as to show the number of acres in
? ach tax district, lb- calls attention
to the admiral-lo map of Spartanburg
made under the direction of the
The comptroller general urges upon
the general assembly to assist the
United States government in complet?
ing the soil svirvey of the State. It is
estimated that about $60,000 will be
required to complete this work. He
says that such a survey would be of
great value to the State in increasing
its revenue and securing a more
equable administration of the tax
He says in his report:
In my reports for 1909 and 1910
I called attention to the fact that over
1,000,000 acres of land in this State
are escaping taxation, for the rea?
son that they are not on the tax du?
plicates and can not be placed there
until definitely located in some par?
ticular tax district.
Annually petitions are sent to this
Office asking abatements on account
of reductions in the acreage of plan?
tations and other tracts of land
shown by new surveys. Hut we never
hear of an increase in acreage. The
whole tendency is toward a shrink?
age of land in both acre and value.
By this process thousands of dollars
are annually lost to the State, county
and public school funds.
To avoid this, 1 recommend a re
survey of the territory of the State
so as to show the number of acres in
each tax district. The only official
survey of the State is Mills' Atlas pub?
lished in 1825, showing the district
and parish lines then existing. It is
extremely difficulty now to determine
in what particular school district iands
are located, and more difficult to de?
termine the quantity lying in any par?
ticular district. No one knows the
exact location of many of the dis?
trict lines, and the taxpayer often
solves the difficult^ by returning the
property in the district having the
Some of the counties have under?
taken such surveys, and I call your
attention to the admirable map of
Spartanburg coin ty made under the
direction of the county board of com?
missioners for that county in 1910.
Inasmuch as the bureau of soils of
the United States agricultural de?
partment has been since 1902 ^rratl
ually making a soil survey in many
counties, which now covers about 40
per cent, of the area of the State,
to which the commissioner of agri?
culture, commerce and industries calls
your attention in his report for this
year, it would be of great benefit to
the tax department and all classes
of our citizens and taxpayers for the
State to aid in the completion of this
survey, and have the county, town?
ship, school district and municipal
lines accurately located on such sur?
vey and maps showing the same. The
additional cost of locating these lines,
and also the public roads, would be
comparatively small, it is estimated
that the necessary Held work to com?
plete the soil survey and locate there?
on tin* school district, township and
county boundaries, would be about
$00,000. An accurate survey and lo?
cation of the lines of the tax dis?
trict and of the area of the lands
in them would soon pay for itself in
the increased revenue from taxes on
lands now escaping taxation.
The location of the roads, streams,
bridges, fords and ferries would be
of use to the ever inc reasing numbers
<>f automobillsts, and would justify a
special tax on such vehicles alone suf?
ficient to pay the expense of the sur?
vey, and making of the map. Bonce,
i unite with the commissioner of ag?
riculture, commerce and industries in
lecommending that the State assist
the federal government in the comple?
tion of the survey begun by them,
and locate thereon the boundaries of
tor the accomplishment of this pur?
Mr. Clemson told nie Mrs. Clem?
son had made him promise that he
would never sell or alienate To t lldl
or put it hey? nd where tin St ite . ould
get it for agricultui <i p , pos?
? M r. < iemson > "told me 1 ? had
w Hied all of ins pl op. 11 v to tin Stab
for the purpose of ? 'tab! shi
an instil utton and thai ihe papers
Were in i h< hand- ol < 'ol, Ith ti
Upon Mr. Uion's d< ath Ml
son made Col. Sinipsoi 1 itto ney.
ind, in a nev w III, no d. \ Koin< -
w hat I!" old one m ul? i '??I Simpson
Iii- ev , in.,i <'ol Simpson di, w up
?'|< mson ? 'oil. ge, .1 m. 11
the various tax district*. Such survey
would lie of great value i<? the state,
in Increasing its revenue and securing
a mor equal administration of the
tax Laws, and l< - * ?J to the improve?
ment of its s< hool system in the va?
rious districts, wlii< ii w uld tend to
tlie avoidance of lav. suits growing
out of ndeftnite desciiptl? ns and h>
tioni of lands in deeds and mort?
gages, facilitate the issuance and sale
of school district bonds, end the de?
velopment of tiie agricultural and
other industries >>i the state.
The following is a letter from the
chief of bureau of soils. United States
department of soils, to Commissioner
Watson with reference to the status
of the survey being made under its
direction and probable cost of com?
Hon. E. J. Watson. Commissioner of
Agriculture, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: Your letter of January
4th, stating that the comptroller of
the State desires to take means to
expedite the soil survey work in the
State in order that the State can be
complete 1 at the earliest practicable
date, has been received.
From the most reliable data at
hand. 1 estimate the State of South
Carolin.i has 19.516.SO0 acres of land
surface. Of this, the bureau of soils
has completed to date 7.571,852 acres
in soil surveys. We now have five men
in the State and I hope to complete by
March 1st the remainder of Orange
burg county and all of Hamberg coun?
ty, which will make by the first of
March 8,252,172 acres or 43.3 per
cent of the State. There remain to
be surveyed 11,264,628 acres or 57.7
per cent. Our records show that up
to date, but not including Bamberg
and a part of Orangeburg counties,
the sum of $38,909.23 or an average
of $3.30 per square mile or half a
cent per acre has been expended in
Since my estimate to you of 1909,
salaries have considerably increased,
the subsistence of the men and liv?
ery charges have increased, and the
work h;8 been done in more detail.
From all of the data available to me,
I estimate that the completion of the
State v !; cost about $57,000 or allow?
ing for ;he putting on of the school
district >nd township boundaries it
will cost, say about $60,000 to com?
plete the work. This estimate, of
course, includes only the cost of the
field work, as the bureau has hereto?
fore and will continue to pay certain
overhead charges such as the prepara?
tion of teports, inspection and map
drafting. I should also recommend
to the secretary and to congress, if
this is necessary, that as the county
surveys near completion the bureau
make some necessary revision in the
earlier add work and assemble ali of
the ar? as into a State soil map on
such a scale as may seem desirable.
Regarding the completion of the
county surveys, it has been the policy
of the bureau lor sometime past to
put at least an equal amount of money
into the work that the State contri?
butes, and if this policy can be con?
tinued in the future, as 1 hope and
think it can, you may count upon the
bureau standing at least one-half of
the expense of the completion of the
detail soil surveys of the State, besides
doing inspection work, the map draft?
ing and the preparation of a State
soil ms i when the Held work is com?
pleted. The completion of the field
work would thus require about $30,
000 from the State and the same from
the bureau, and the work could be
complet d in two or three years, de?
pending upon the availability of the
Hinds and the number of men who
could be assigned at any one time.
I enclose a sketch map showing tht
progress of the soil survey work in
Very truly yours,
Miiton Whitney, Chief of Bureau.
A TITAN TIC DAMAGE SUIT.
Lawyers Hope to Obtain for Then
clients More Than sio.ooo.oim
Damages After 1jo?> of \ ? ^1.
New York. Jan. 11. ? Fifty lawyers
who hope to obtain for their clients
more than $10,000,000 damages for
loss of life and property on the steam?
er Titanic, wa re arraigned against at?
torneys tor the Whit.- Star line in
the L'nited States district court toda>,
the expiration of the time limit set
by ;h< "ourl for tiling suits The
j limit w is extended to February It.
The White v-Mr line contends that
, n re liability is limited undei
the I'll ted States statutes to less than
$iuo,o? ? tie- value of recovered
arecki ? and passage money. Ameri?
can elaima allege that the line
:. ; claim this limitation, because
ii w is itself responsible tot- the loss
ol lif< bj reason of personal n<cli
u< n< e. If their assertions in this re?
spect is sustained, the claimants will
recover full damages. But even if
this claim is not upheld, the conten?
tion ? v. i-. Brough m. representing
?00 d.< cants. - that tlu White Star
line's liability can only ir limited by
the pr< ilsions oi tin British law
which would compel the company *.o
pa) th< total damages ol about |S,?