Newspaper Page Text
in ig miau asm'
QUESTION OF TEXT books in
Fl'buc SCHOOLS COMES UP.
* / iU -.. .(,?' -
?tors to Prevent Any Change An
Met With Repulse Senate IMspos
e* of Many Bill??-Bog Lieeusing
Receives Much Attention.
Columbia. Feb. IB.?-Uniform text
books in the public schools of South
Carolina as provided In a bill offered
by Mr Stafford of Qreenvllle took up
considerable of the house's time today
and was finally passed to a third read?
ing with a comfortable majority.
The text book bill carries a section
which reads : "Any schol employing
six Or more teachers doing work in at
least ten regularly organized grades
during the annual term of not less
than eight months (hall be entitled to
use a dual, or suppVementary. series
of text books to be adopted and pre?
scribed by the State board of educa?
tion at the same time as a basal se?
rins ' of textbooks Is prescribed and
adopted." An effort was made by
committee amendment to strike out
this t action which the house refus?
ed to to.
Representatives Atkinson and Hor?
ton spoke In behalf of the Spartan
burg schools and Representative. Boyd
Introduced an amendment, which was
Billed, to exempt Spartanburg from
the *'text book" law. They thought
tho law would work a great hardship
on tho people of Spartanburg causing
extra 'expanse and a tearing down of
the school system. The refusal of
the house, however, tc strike out the
section relating to schools of six or
mom teachers .relieves the situation,
It Is believed. ,
The house passed a resolution to go
to the train at ? o'clock this afternon
and greet the three South Carolina
National Ousrd units passing through
on'rette troth duty on the border. The
resolution Was offered by Representa?
tive* Do boon arid Fr?nsberg.
The senate this morning checked
perceptibly the extreme pressure un?
der Which It has been driving this
weak and once more shambled along
in the customary pace. Numerous lo?
cal and uncontested measures were
clean d from the canlendar. Anoth?
er of the seven sister Insurance bills
from the house was paseed. this the
ejent licensing bill, which was shorn
of Its examination feature by amend
saint by Senator Nicholson. Under
0*\?*^P*rr^* the insurance
alaner ? tnnt th* applicant Is honest
ahef has an intelligent understanding
of insurance matters.
Another bill which created consid?
erable dissension was the agricultural
committee bill, to conserve the birds
of the 8fate by licensing all dogs and
preventing them from running at
largo from April 1 to October 1, dur?
ing the bird nesting-season. The li?
cense tag fee waa $1 annually, and
theee were to be distributed by the
game warden or the county clerks of
court. Amendment was offered to ex?
clude puppies until they had reached
the Immaculate age of four months.
The section to prevent the dogs from
running* at large waa eliminated by
amendment which amendment emas?
culated the bill of Its chief purpose.
It was then tabled by the narrow mar"
gin of II to 17. Considerable mer?
riment was engsged In during the
debate o' "kick In my noun' dog
areiin." which supplanted in a mcai-,
uro the traditional debate on the
short nosed sturgeon, which termi?
nates the annual aesslon of the gen?
The bfll by Senstor Banks, to em?
power the administrators of Thclma
and Minnie Sandel to sue the State.
The children's death. It was altered,
had been Induced by the Injection of
anti-typhoid eerum, sent out by the
Stats board of health. Debate was;
continued until the night session.
APPROPRIATION IIII.Ii IN SEN
Celumhra. Feb. II.?The appro?
priation bill cams from the finance
commute* of the senste tonight. It
has meant very hard and very effi?
cient work on the part of the com?
mittee of which Senator Chrlstsnsen
ts chairmsn. The finance committee
bee worked unceasingly on the bill
and has presented s plan that It re?
gards *%fe and conservative.
The Ansnoe committee has careful?
ly revised the bill, making several
' Important change* In Its as passed by
the house. The bill came from the
house providing aggregate appropria?
tions of 12.Ml,?70 and the senate ag?
gregates M.I9S.4JH? The most es?
sential change ts In providing flOO,
??0 for permanent Improvements at
tho State Hospital for the Insane, rnd
fiO.OeO for law enforcement.
Theos and other changos involve
sn Increase In the totul State levy of
one-half mill, or 8 1 2 mills In nil
The uses being as follows: Ordliuvv
expenses of the State government, 3
mills; maintenance and rebuilding
State Hospital for the Insane, 1 ' 4
mills; common schooin, 1 1-3 mills;
State educational Institutions, 1 1-2
mltis; pens, on* 1 mill. Total 9 1*1
The law enforcement section added
by the finame committee, the house
having no provision whatever, reads:
"Should the exigencies of any munici?
pality or county in this State justify
or require extraordinary measures to
enforce the prohibition laws now in
force, and recently enacted, that tho
governor of the 8tato may expend, In
his discretion, $50,000 or so much
thereof as may be necessary to en?
force said laws.
I Repairs for DeSaussure College, at
tho University of South Carolina, are
'provided for to the extent of $14,000.
The appropriation for the assist?
ance of the militia was increased from
fifteen thousand to thirty thousand
The University of South Carolina is
allowed a new law school building to
cost $40,000, payable in two annual
INSISTS ON RICHARDSON.
Columbia, Feb. 15.?The State law
provides that the State game warden
shall h? appointed by the governor
upon the recommendation of the
Audubon Society of South Carolina.
At a meeting of the members of the
society, held in December, Dr. E. C
U Adams was elected president and
the present game warden, A. A.
Richardson, was indorsed for reap
polntment. Dr. Adams notified Gov.
Manning In writing and Wednesday
received the following lettor:
"I am in receipt of yours transmit?
ting the indorsement of the society,
recommending A. A. Richardson lor
reappeintment as chief game warden.
"I Were by return you his name, as
the recommendation is not suitable
"An the time Is short, I ask that
you send me several names which you
Dr. Adams declined to withdraw
the name of Col. Richardson and
made the following reply to Gov.
"Tour letter delivered to me by
your personal messenger was receiv?
ed late yesterday afternoon. Inas?
much as you call on me for a prompt
answer I am sending you s? reply by
special messenger, and beg to call
your attention to these facts. My
letter sending up the Indorsement of
the Audubon society was addressed
to you under date of December 23,
"This gave you full opportunity to
present the name of Col. A. A. Rich?
ardson to the senote for confirmation,
or, if his name was not acceptable
to you, t? send the same hack to the
Audubon Society. You failed to do
this. Now you ask that I send up sev?
eral names immediately from which,
you may chose one that is suitablo to
you. I beg to call your attention to
the by-laws of the society, w. ich pro?
vide that before a meeting can be
called ten days' notice Is necessary*
"It will, as you see, bo Impossible
for me to present you with another
name or names which you can send to
the senate for confirmation at the
present session of the general assem?
bly, and I am, therefore, returning to
you the name of Col. A. A. Richard?
Columbia, Feb. 17.?The railroad
commission has adopted a resolution
to prevent "the mingling of the
races, when boarding or leaving pas?
senger trains at stations."
The resolution follows: "Be it re?
solved that all railroads operating in
South Carolina be required, when
stopping passenger trains at stations,
in order to 'prevent the congestion' of
white and colored passengers not to
load or unload white and colored pas?
sengers at the adjoining ends of their
SUICIDE, ACCIDENT OR MURDER?
Rota Wactor, Respected Colored
School Teacher, Found Dead In
Field Near Her Home.
Rosa Wactor, a highly respected
colored school teacher living in the
Tidwell settlement noar Gaiilard's
Cross Roads, was found dead in a
cotton field about a hundred yards
from her home on Saturday after?
noon, death having been caused by a
discharge from a shot gun which
tore nearly all of the woman's head
from her body. While it la supposed
that she killed herself, there is no
cause known by relatives or friend*,
to strengthen this belief. At the
same time there is no reason to sus?
pect that sho was murdered and in?
dications are that the shooting was
Tho woman was about twenty-three
years of age and was well thought of
bv l oth the white people of the com?
munity and the colored people amonc
whom she lived. She had been teach?
ing school In tho community for
three years and Friday she had been
seen by a number of people going
home from school. Saturday after?
noon ?om et ime after about 4:30
o'clock several negro women stopped
by her house, hut failed to lind her
at home. They took a path from the
house to the railroad track, a short
distance away, and while passing
through a cotton patch about a hun?
dred yards from the house they saw
tho body lying on the ground. Upon
He Speaks H
at \ "a.
It seems somehow that the love of truth
is inborn?iii every Southerner and it
sticks right close to him for all his days?
( just like a life-long friend.
That's why, friends, when I hear people
praising me all Over* the South?saying
?SOVEREIGN isKi g of Them AlT-well,
it is true?that's all.,
For example, I heard one gentleman say
the ?th^r day:?"Here is the finest ciga?
rette I ever smoked. I never buy any
other. The finest product of Virginia and
Carolina tobacco, in all its mildness, and
sweetness and mellowness/*
Yes-It's great to be a SOVEREIGN. It's
fine to have real breeding back of ?du, to
be brought up in a fine, white, Healthy
home,?and to hear so many nice things
from so many friends down South here
among you all. And the reason is just
Ilm Folks of the South KNOW good blood!
You Folks of the South KNOW good tobacco!
No doubt of it all. Good breeding does count. Quality does tell. So, let's you and me be the
real friends that we ought to be. And, here is something more for you to think about?
1 am guwteed by W -Buy me.
If you don't like me return me to your dealer and get
your money back? I have said it A Southern gentleman is known
the work! over for keeping Iiis word, and I have given you mine*
FOR THE GENTLEMAN OF THE* SOUTH
closer inai ction they saw a gun lying
beside the body and that the top of
the woman's head had been shot
away. They became frightened and
ran away to give the alarm.
Coroner Seale was among those no?
tified soon afterwards and he left for
the scene late Saturday evening. In
the meantime some of the white men
of the neighborhood had been noti?
fied and had examined the body and
grounds. They failed to find any
track going away from the place
where the woman's body was lyin,r,
which indicated that death was by
suicide and not murder. It was also
noticed that a stick about the length
and size of a yard stick was lying by
the gun and that the print of the
I butt of the gun was on the ground a
I little in front of and nearly between
I the woman's footprints. This led
the men to think that the woman
had killed herself by putting the mu*?
zlo of the weapon to her forehead and
pushing tho trigger with the stick.
There was a round spot on the fore?
head burnt by the powder from the
explosion. The bones of the head
were not crushed, but were dlsloeateJ
and blown off from the rest of the
body, a wad of the gun being found
lying on a part of the brains.
Coroner Scale upon his arrival em?
panelled a jury, but no witnesses w?re
heard except the physician, who upon
request of the jury, performed an
autopsy on the body to yce, if by this
i leans he could secure any evidence
which would be thought a Hufticient
cause for the woman committing sui?
cide. However, the autopsy revealed
nothing that couid have been token
us cause for suicide.
As it was late at night and no one
seemed to know anything about the
case, the jury was allowed to bring
in a verdict on the doctor's state?
ment. Their verdict was that Rosa
Wactor came to her death from a
gunshot wound in the head received
from the hands of some party or par?
ties unknown to the jury.
It is said that the woman had mon?
ey in the bank, owned her own home,
which was left her by her grandpa
rents, who had raised her, and th it
8he had always been well thought of
in the community. Relatives and
j officers will continue their investisa
I tions in trying to Und out the cause
J of suicide, or if it was a case of mur
GOV. II AX LEY TO SPEAK HERE.
Former Executive of Ifltdiana to
Make Prohibition Address in Opera
House February 27th at 8:30.
I A civic mass meeting will be held
in Sumter on Tuesday, February 27,
at 8::>0 p. m. in the Opera Hons- in
the interest of State and nation-wide
prohibition and will he addressed by
lion. J. Frunk Uanley, former govern?
or of Indiana. The meeting is to be
held under the auspices of the Fly?
ing Squadron Foundation, which has
I its heudquarters in Indianapolio ami
which was organized under the laws
of the State of Indiana to perpetu?
ate the work of tho great Flying
Squadron of America campaign which,
J. FRANK HANLY.
under the direction of Gov. Hanley
was fought from the Atlantic to tlu
Pacific and from Canada to the Gulf.
Born in a log cabin in Champaign
county, Illinois, not many miles from
the old home of Abraham Lincoln, ho
received most of his early education
at his mother's knee under her tutor?
ship, attending school but a few
weeks for several years, and then at
the age of thirteen, started out to
tind his way in the world, which led
to the governorship of Indiana at tho
age of forty-one, together with other
high honors. Upon all of these, he
turned his back when the plan to aid
mankind in the light for the sup?
pression of liquor traffic presented it?
self to his mind.
Qov. Ilanley is conceded to be the
peer of temperance orators in tho
country. Ho is eloquent, forceful and
convincing and, one of the most able
speakers on the Chautauqua platform.
His lecture in Sumter will be free
of charge and the public is cordially
A license to marry has been grant?
ed to Willie Sanders and Aurelia San?
Washington, Feb. 16.?A British
ship inspection station similar to that
at K rkwall may be established in tho
South Atlantic Bahamas, it is suggest?
A farmer in Saluda county sold his
wheat straw for enough to pay the
cost of raising the crop. It paid him)
to grow wheat.