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L The Matter Up Again Before the
I State Senate.
^ Various Schemes Rejected and
I the Final Vote?Shows Sentiment
of Senators on
|*\ Whiskey Issue.
R The pendiDg measure when the senAte
met Tuesday night was Senator
B Gray don's bill and the proposed amondP.
ments. The Graydon bill, providing
f\ for a board of control of State officers,
ft had been amended by striking out this
* provision. Senator Archer offered an
amendment to section 2 providing that
rthe board should consist of three members,
the senate to elect one member
of the board, who should be chairman,
} the house to elect the other two, the
"m f.wrt vears. and that they
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shall receive per diem and mileage of
members of the legislatnre and ten
days ifter approval of this act shall
meet and take oath of office. Senator
Archer said he had no speech to make,
but had been thinking about this matrter
a great deal. He did not wish to
see a repetition of the scene of last
year in electing members of the board
in joint assembly. Also there would
be removed the opportunities for ambitious
men wanting to be chairman.
The complexion of the board would be
f different from that if both houses elect
ed together. Each house would be on
its mettle to put the best possible men
on the board. After much discussion
pro and con the vote was taken on the
Archer substitute, which was adopted
^ by a vote of 25 to 11. The vote was as 4
m follows:
Yeas?Archer, Biakeney, Brown,
^ _ Connor, Crosson, Dennis, Douglass,
Glenn, Graydon, Henderson, Hough,
Ilderton, Love, Marshall, Mauldin, I
Mayfield, McDermott, Kagsdale, Sar- J
r- att, Stjnland, Sudctatb, Talbird, Walk*
er, Wallace and Waller?25.
Nays?Aldrich, Alexander, Appelt,
Barnwell, Bowen, Brown, G. W.', Gruber,
May, Manning, Mower and Shep
~ pard?11.
, Senator Livingston announced that
r he was paired with Senator Williams
on all dispensary questions, but he did
not kjow how Senator William3 would
have voted on this substitute, so he
asked to ber" excused from voting,
<nrki/?l> trroa drnio Spnaf.rtr Lirincrston
would have voted aye had Senator
Wiliiams been present.
The composition of the board of
jp control being determined, the next. .
mooted question was the manner of
-electing the commissioner. Senator
Henderson offered an amendment to
k- ffeo nrioinal Mavfield substitute Dro
rviding for the appointment of a commissioner
by the governor until the
next general election, when the com'*
N^eissioner shall be elected by the peo-:ple.
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Senator Sheppard thought the senate
!f||. had agreed the governor should not
il? have anything to do with the matter,
nor did he think the people should
' elect the commissioner. He would prol
pose that the commissioner be elected
bythe legislature.
Senator Henderson saia tae inree
propositions?to elect by the people,
by the legislature or by the board?
would come before the senate. He did
not think the commissioner should be
elected by the board, as that was one
cause of tue present trouble. As to
election by lerislature, the senate had
declared the directors should not be
sleeted by joint assembly. Election by
the legislature would mean a scramble
Ll for the place when the legislature had
other business before it and had no
man in mind. He thought the goyer?nor
should appoint for the intermia
f and the people then elect. The people
could choose with discrimiaation.
Senator Manning said he would vote
against election by the board, as that
rwas the cause of present trouble. He
opposed election by the legislature because
of the logrolling and wirepulling
incident upon such elections. It came
then to Senator Henderson's plan. He
L favored part of it?appointment by the
governor. This allowed division of re??
? ? fV*AtirrV*f 1A aa_
rtipUUSiUiUbjrj auu uc >uvu^uw n vuiu uwcure
a good man.
Senator Ilderton said if he were governor
and the legislature should placc
the appointment on him he would give
up the, office. The responsibility should
be on th? legislature. He favored a
B ni.f-- one-year term for the commissioner.
P Senator Kagsdale favored election by
P?" the people. Iti reply to him, Senator
Appelt urged that it would be au injustice
to put this upon the governor
when both ne aod the appointee would
have to go before the people at the
^} same time. There would be charges of
t collusion of interests.
Bff Senator Livingston offered an amendW
meat to the amendment making the
appointment by the governor, with the
conformity of the senate. This was
ruled out of order at this time.
Senator Sheppard offered the simple
proposition: "Shall the commissioner
far be elected by the people." The ayes
W and noes resulted in the defeat of this
proposition by a vote of 11 ayes and 25
aoes, as follows:
Ayes?Aldrich, Alexander, Appelt,
Barnwell, Grnber, Henderson, Hough,
Mower, Bagsdale, Sarratt, Suddath?11.
? Nays?Archer, Blakeney, Bowen, G.
Brown, W. A. Brown, Connor,
?* fCrosson, Dennis, Douglass, Glenn,
Graydon, Ha/, Ilderton, Livingston,
Love, Manning, Marshall. Mauldin,
MaySeld, McDermott, Sheppard, Stanland,
Walker, Wallace, Waller?25.
r Senator Henderson then withdrew
his amendment, and Senator Livingston's
amendment providing for apx
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pOlDtHJeilt, Willi WUSCUl U1 U? o^uovb,
was declared in order.
Senator Sheppard offered a substitute
for Senator's Livingston's provid.
ing for election by the general assemW
fely. Senator Graydon offered an
B r~ < amendment to the same effect, fixing
sulary at $3,000 and surety bond in
p sum of $75,000, being similar to the
p* 6rst section of the original Graydon
sill. It was very long, and Senator
SheDDard objected to its consideration.
The Tote on Senator Sheppard's sub-1
stitute was taken, resulting in the'
L. ;
_y<- y <
adoption of the substitute by a vote of
26 to 9, as follows:
Ayes?Aldrich, Alexander, Appelt,
Archer, Blakeney,* Bowen, G-. W.
Brown, Connor, Crosson, Dennis,
Glec?, Gruber, Hay, Hough, Ilderton,
Love, Marshall, Mayfield, McBermott,
Ragsdale, Sarratt, Sheppard, Stanland.
- * ' 11 nr n _ o/y
Suddatii, Wallace, waner?^o.
Nays?Barnwell, W. A, BrowD,
Douglass, Gray don, Henderson, Livingston,
Manning, Mauldin, Mower?9.
Senator G-raydon changed his vote
from aye to no because, while he favored
election by the legislature, he
did not think the Sheppard amendment
in proper form.
The senate by the adoption of the
Arcr?? and Sheppard substitutes had
declared its position on the dispensary
After some other matters had been
attended to in the Senate Wednesday
Senator Archer referred to the delay
last year which resulted in the defeat
of dispensary legislation, and the same
would be pleasing to some senators now.
Ihere was an undercurrent that at
night sessions the senate was too much
disposed to indulge in oratory, fiis
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IHOilOIl IU up luc uiu rr ao agibbu
to, and the question then before the
senate was the Mayfield bill, which was
offered as substitute for the G.aydon
Senator Sheppard moved to strike
out section 5 of the Mayfield substitute
providing that the county dispensers
should be appointed by the governor
on the recommendation of the legislative
delegation. The motion was agreed
to without division by a viva voce vote.
Senator Sheppard then offered the
Prtllr*miner ns sArttinn 5:
The county dispenser shall be appointed
by the governor on the recommendation
of a board consisting of the
county supervisor, foreman of the
grand jary and the mayor or intendenfc
of the city or town in which the dispensary
is located or by a majority of
such board; and his term of office shall
be for one jear; Provided, That when
a dispensary is located without an in- j
corporated town the dispenser should
be anDointed by a board consisting of
county supervisor, foreman of the
grand jury aDd auditor or by a majority
of such board. -Said dispenser may
be removed by such board at their discretion.
The compensation shall be
fixed by said board of directors.
Senator Sheppara gave his reasons
for this plan. ?e thought the dispensers
should be appointea by the local
^ nhVioriHfs who k?v^w the conditions.
Senator Bariitveil moved to strike
out the foreman of the grand jury.
Senator Henderson moved to substitute
the county auditor for the foreman
which was satisfactory to Senator
Barnwell, and Senator Sheppard accepted
this amendment.
Senator Ilderton offered a substitute
making the county boards appointed
by the State board asunder the present
law. He spoke against placing the
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uuuuoy viiiciaio uu iut uvuui
Senator Graber moved to amend the
Ilderton amendment by adding that the
appointments should be-<4by and with
the consent of the senate." Senator
Ilderton accepted this amendment.
Senator Barnwell said he understood
the idea of the Mayfield bill was to
decentralize the business but tliis
amendment did not have that effect,
aUU 11 LUIS auicuuiucui io uaiiicu, vut
only change would be in the State dispensary.
The vote on Senator IJderton's
amendment resulted in its adoption by
a vote of 18 to 16, so that the bill was
amended so as to make the county
board appointive by the State board,
the appointment to be confirmed by the
Seiator Bowen moved to strike out
section 6, leaving it to the board cf
control to fix the profits. The senate
by a viva voce vote to amendment
and the 6ch sccbien of the Mayfield
bill was accordingly stricken out.
The State board of control will therefore
fix the price and the profit on the
Senator Mauldin offered an amendment
to section 4, providing that the
commissioner should give a surety
bond of $75,000 in threa companies instead
of a personal bond. The original
Graydon bill had this provision.
Senator Barnwell offered an amendment
requiring constables to give bond
in sum of $500. This was adopted
without dissent.
Senator ilderton offered an amendment
to sectijc 5, providing that the
county dispenser shall be elected by
the county board. This was adopted
without an objection.
Senator Sullivan moved to amend by
making the bill effective ten days after
approval instead of after its passage.
This alsv passed.
Senator Sheppard proposed an amendment
making it unlawful for the State
commissioner or other employe in
State or county dispensary to plaee
any false or misleading labels on bottles
or packages of whiskey, violation to
work forfeiture of office.
The May field bill as amended was
then passed to the third reading without
a vote in opposition, the vote being
viva voce.
The bill as it finally passed provides
for the election of the state board of
three members, one to be elected by
the senate, the others by the house.
They are to receive tne same compensation
as members of the legislature
and take office ton days after the approval
of the bill. The commissioner
is to be elected by a joint assembly and
to receive a salary of $3,000, to give a
surety bond of $75,000 and to appoint
all employes of the state dispensary.
The county boards are to be selected
by the State and confirmed by the
senate. The county dispensers are to
be elected by the county boards.
No Salary Redaction.
On Wednesday the House kilL?d the
bill -to fix the salary of the clerks
of the House and Senate at five
hundred dollars. Mr. Moses stated
that several years ago the salary had
been reduced from $1,000 to $800. He
had not heard of any demand for this
bill, and he therefore moved to indefinitely
postpone it. If there were
a a cola t*tt
IV ta j AVV?uviavu uv
would not oppose the bill. M::. W.
L. Mauldin explained that the object
of the bill is to fix by statute the salary
of the clerks and prevent the perennial
wrangling over this matter. It does
not interfere with officials now in
office. By a vote of 58 to 44 the house
decided to indefinitely postpone the
The State Senate Rejects Senator
Appelt's Bill.
Senators Appelt's local option bi[l
was killed by the State Senate Tues
day morning. Senator Appelt made
the only speech on the measure and
defended it in a carefully prepared
argument, which was listened to attentively.
Other senators then explained
their positions and the senate came to
a vote on this matter with the result
stated. When Senator Archer moved
to strike out the enacting words of the
bill Senator Appelt took the floor and
ma< i an able argument in favor of the
measure. He said the bill had a rock
road to travel. The judiciary committee
had first reported unfavorably. He
had felt that he was not being treated
fairly and had threatened to move to
ask that the bill be reported with or
without recocuendation. He did not
request the bill to be recommitted, but
did not object to it. Ho then made a
long and able speech in favor of the
Senator Livingston said he had desired
to bring the question of local option
to a vote. jSo senator had committed
himself to anv SDecial scheme.
If a senator voted to strike out the
enacting words he voted against local
option; if he voted against striking out
the enacting words he was in favor of
local option. The details were not in
question. If local option were defeated
then the question would be upon the
dispensary amendments.
Senator Marshall said he had expressed
himself as favoring local option
and had been convinced that be was
right. Without endorsing all the *features
of the bill, he would vote for it.
If the bill were defeated he would then
vote to perfect the dispensary law.
The vote by ayes and noes was then
taken on the matter to strike out the"
enacting words, resulting in the defeat
of the bill by a vote of 25 to 12, as follows:
Teas?Aldrich, Alexander, Archer,
Blakeney, Bowen, W. A. Brovn, Connor,
Crosson, Douglass, Graydon,
I Gruber, Hay, Henderson, Hough, Ilder
ton, Love, Manning, Mauldin, McDer- j
mott, Mower. Ragsdale, Stanland,
Suddath, -Wallace, Waller.?25.
Nays?Appelt, Barnwell, Gr. "W.
j Brown, Dennis. Glenn, Marshall, Mayfield,
Sarratt, Sheppard, Sullivan, Talbird,
Senator LiviviDgston announced tliat ;
lie was paired with Senator Williams
who was absent. Senator Livingston ,
would have voted no and Senator Wil- :
I liams aye. Senator Dean, a local op- :
tionist, was absent.
Mr- Prince's Measure Disposed of in the
House Wednesday Morning.
The session of the house Wednesday 1
saw the defeat of Mr. Prince's prohi- 1
bition bill by a vote of 79 to 26. This :
bill *as on an ironclad measure, and J
the house did not seem much concerned 1
in it as there was little discussion. '
** ? -1 - .3 il. - -LIll T_ A _
iur. rnnce expiamea tne Din. xn -a.uderson
county there was a special election
on this question and prohibition
won over dispensary aad high license.
He had opposed the will of the majorj
ity, but he had been instructed to
champion the measure. The bill is
complete in its simplicity and its thoroughness.
It prohibits the sale of liquor
in this . State and does not interfere
with the dispensary law in its handling '
of violation of the law. If the people
want prohibition this is the bill that
will answer. The people are dissatisfied
with present liquor legislation. He reJ
a s\? Via / } l'orvnnQortf
UiCCU iuc mowi; vx wiaw uwpwuow;
and stated that it had been very obnoxious.
Give the people a chance to have
prohibition and see if they can enforce
it. There is a strong prohibition sentiment
in the State, as was shown in the
last gubernatorial race. In this time
of making experiments with liquor
liwo rohr nnf t.rt' tn trivA t.hr? ncnnlfl
awmm o" * ~ " r?r-"
prohibition? He explained that the
bill excepts the importation of alcohol
by druggists, of wine for sacramental
purposes and of liquors for personal
Mr. DeBruhl moved to indefinitly
postpone the bill. This was carried
by the following vote:
Yeas?Speaker Gary, Bates, Bailey,.
Bell, Blaek. Blease, Blythe', Bolts,
Brantley, Browning, Caughman, Colcock,
Cross, Crura, Dean, DeBruhl,
Dendy, Dukes, Efird, Epps, N. G.
Evans, H. H. Evans, Fairey, Floyd,
Gadsden, Gamble, Gantt, Gause, Graham,
Hotfmeyer, Hollis, Hydrick,
Jenkins, H. E. Johnson W. J. Johnson
Jones, Lyles, Maaning, Marion, Laban
Mauldio., Wm. L. Mauldin, McCoyMcCraw,
McDill, McDow, McLauchlin,
Laurin, Means, Mehrtens, Mitchell,
Montgomery, Moses, Moss, Nettles.
Patton, Peurifoy, J. W. Ragsdale, H.
B. Richardson, C. E.Robinson, C. P.
Sanders, E. L. Sanders, Sawyer,
OUiiipc, UlU&ICi, u x< umivu, uugigu3oa,
Strom, Saber, Theu3, W H Thoma3
W. J. Thomas, Timmerman, Yerdier,
West, Wharton, H. H. Woodward,
Wyche, Winkler, Woods.?79.
Nays?Asbley, Dargan, Davis, Estridge,
Henderson, Hill, Jackson, Leverett
Lockwood, Lofton Mann, McI
Cullough, Miley, Prince, Pyatt, Geo.
I W Rif?hard*r>n R D Smith. .Iftrftmiah
Smith, J. L. Smith, Stackhouse,
Verner, Whisonant, Williams, Wimberley,
Wingo, Young?26.
A Munificent GiftThe
South Carolina Jockey club has
dissolved and turned over its property,
valued at more than $100,000, to the
Charleston Library in fee simple and
perpetuity. The race track, which
bears the club's name, a valuable farm
near the city, real estate, bonds and
stocks are included in the assets of the
r*lnh Th#? snlended of the Jockev
club comes to the Charleston Library
as a much Deeded endowment. The
Library society has for many years past
been in sore need of financial support
and has with difficulty been maintained
by subscriptions of the members.
Recent efforts to rehabilitate the society
have met with success to the extent of
saving it from collapse, but the institution
is barely supported and is unable
to make advancement. The generous
endowment of the Jockey club assures
a permanent and comfortabl-4 income,
which will put the library quite on its
feet and will doubtless start it on a
wide career.
Rifle Bullet Sent Through Lungs
of Democratic Leader.
Assasination Carefull Planned.
Shot Fired From the Building
Occupied by the Republi
can State Officials.
William Goebel, the Democratic contestee
for governor of Kentucky, was
shot down Tuesday at Frankfort, Ky.,
while walking through the capital
grounds on his way to the capitol building.
He was wounded by a rifle bail of
small oalihrfi. not ov?r 28. which
struck him in the rght side just beiow
the arm pit. The ball passed- through
the back part of the right lung, across
the body in a diagonal line, passing out
below the shoulder blade. The vital
organs were not injured*with the exception
of the right lung.
Mr. Goebel was on his way to the;
senate chamber in company with Col.
Jack Chinn and Warden Eph Lillard
of the Frankfort penitentiary. Mr.Lillard
was a few feet in advance of.
Goebel and Chinn, who were walking
side by side, Goebel being on the right ]
and Chinn upon the left. From the :
outer edge of the capitol grounds to :
the step of the capitol building the i
distance is about 300 feet. Two-thirds 1
of this had been passed and the men. ]
were walking slowly wnen suaaemy a
shot rang out from a large three story
building which stands 50 feet east of
the capitol building. This building is
used for offices by nearly all the leading
officials of the State, Governor Taylor
and the secretary of state having rooms
on the first floor.
As the shot was heard G-oebel gave a
quick involuntary exclamation of pain
and made an effort to draw his own
revolver. His strength was unequal to
the task, however, and he sank upon ,
the pavement. With great rapidity (
several more shots were fired, the bnl- t
lets all striking the brick sidewalk '
close to where Goebel lay. None of ^
of them touched him, however. Lil- j
lard hastily turned around to aid Goe- (
bel, who was supported by Chinn, who t
had his arms about him almost as soon (
ss he touched the pavement. "Get E
help," said Chinn tr Lillard, and turn- (
log to Goebel he asked: "Are you c
hurt, Goebel? Did they get you?" t
"They have got me this time," said f
Goebel. "I guess they have killed t
? :
In less than a minute a crowd of men j.
was around Goebel. He was loosing ,
much blood and was becoming very ^
weak. v He was hastily carried to the j
office of Dr. E. E. Hume, in the base- j
ment, of the Capitol hotel, about 1,000 t
feet from the spot where the shooting ^
occurred. Here he was laid on a sofa, c
while Dr. Hume made a hasty examina- a
rn*AnAnn/*i'nff fko mnnn^ fn Kft rtf o
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nature that mast cause death in a short g
time. Goebel, who showed great forti- x
tude and courage throughout, smiled y
weakly as he heard the verdict and g
feebly rolled his head from side to side
in token of dissent from that opinion. .
He was then carried to his room on j
the second floor of the Capitol hotel, e
and, in addition to Dr. Hume, Drs. Mo- g
Cormick and Ely were summonad to t
nffan/l Kim A fa ao1 atomIni- i
atb^uu uiui? o WOIWJ ui v.^auiiuu
don of the wound the doctors announced
that, while exceedingly dangerous, it
was not necessarily fatal, unless complications
of blood poisoning should set
in. The patient himself kept up his
courage, insisting again and again that
he was not going to die.
It was decided by his friends to call
in also the services cf Dr. McMurtv. a ,
prominent surgeon of Louisville, and j
urgent messages were at once sent for ,
him. After the wound had been dressed .
Senator Goebel showed great exhaus- \
tion, and it was announced by the phy- (
sicians that he wo lid in all probability ,
die in a short time. He rallied, how- ,
ever, and under the influence of an ]
opiate, sack into a gentle slumber, which
lasted several hours. The bul '
i, Mr- n u.i j
xeu nuiuu blillujv. iur. vjueuci was uicu ,
from a window in the centre of the J
third story of the office building, just
east of the capitol. That window was 1
raised about eight inches from the sill J
to permit an unobstructed passage for
the bullet when Mr. Goebel should
come within range. Both Chinn and
Lillard assert that, while the first shot ,
came from the direction of the window 1
in the third story, there were other
shots fired from different portions of
a. i O .fii L ~
me same uuuuiLg. ouuie oi muse wuu ,
heard the shots say that at least one |
shot was fired from the office of the <
secretary of state. This, however, is ;
not true, as there were men in the offiee ;
of the secretary of state who rushed to ;
the window as the shots were heard
and all of them declare that there, was ,
no shot fired at all from that part of
the building.
Harland Whitaker, a farmer from
Butler county, the home county of Gov- i
ernor Taylor, is now in the jail at .
Louisville charged with the crime, i
There is no direct evidence against ,
Whittaker and he was placed under ar- ,
rest more because he was caught around ;
the capitol building when the shots
were fired than for any other apparent
reason. He denies in the most positive
manner that he had any connection ;
with the shooting or knew anything *
about it. He was running toward the |
. e j ^ _ _ _
Bcene 01 me saooung anu not away 3
from it when he was arrested. 1
Whittaker was arrested as he came 3
down the steps on the east side of the j
State office building, directly below the
window from which the shots had been j
fired. As he reached the sidewalk and j
was hastening towards the scene of the i
shooting, he was met by John E Miles, 5
who is Z6 years of age. "Without hesi- '
tation -Miles threw himself upon Whit- ,
taker, "winding his arms around him (
auu vai&iug lyuuij IUI
It was* right at hand; and in an in- ,
stant Whittaker was surrounded by a ]
group of men, many of them with
drawn revolvers. He made no attempt
to escape, knowing well that the .slightest
attempt to do so would have brought 1
a dozen bullets into his body. He sub- J
mitted quietly to a search, which was
quickly made, the proceeds being three <
revolvers and one big knife. A quick 1
examination of the revolvers showed
that none of the cartridges had been
used, and there was no powder smut
upon any part of his weapons, proving
conclusively that he ceuld not have
used any of his three revolvers. In
addition to tms, all those who heard
the shots join in the statement that
they were from a rifle and not from a
smaller weapon. Whittaker was quickly
led away and placed in the jail, while
a guard was placed at the outer entiance
to keep off people who had" no direct
connection with the institution.
As soon as it was known that the
bullet which struck Mr. Goebel had
come from the building to the east, a
group of>men gathered in front of the
doer on the east side. Others ran
arouad to the door on the west side to
prevent the escape of anybody from
there. Several men attempted to enter
the doors from the outside, but were
prevented by groups of mountaineers,
who stood in the doorways. Some of
these men held Winchesters in their
hands and presented an aspeot so generally
uninviting that no attempt was
made to search the building and nobody
gained entrance to it for several minutes
after the shooting had been done, and
the assassin had ample opportunity to
escape. That the shooting of Mr. Goebel
was the result of a carefully laid
plan is without question. The man
who did the work had evidently taken
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nis scana as tne winaow, wmcn naa
previously been raised in order to allow
the free passage of the bullet, and
waited until his victim was in full sight
before firing.
Ever since the influx of mountaineers
last week, a large number of them bave
been sleeping in the upper part of the
state house. It is not known, however,
that any of these men did the work or
that they had any knowledge of the
premeditated crime. There has not, so
Far, been discoveied the slightest eviience
pointing to any maa, and it is
Qofc likely now that any will ever be
Found. The man who fired the shots
u i. i?
.uua. iuc 4/ieuauLiuu tu uuuvcai ula wwft*
:ion by uei-og smokeless powder cartridges.
A score of people had a full
riew of the side of the building from
ffhieh the firing was done, and all of
:hem declare that not a sign of powder
>moke was visible.
The Republican State officials and
nembers of the legislature, without
jxception, denounced the shooting in
;he most unmeasured terms. Gov.
raylor immediately caused a small adIress
to be published, declaring the af'air
to be a disgrace and an outrage, and
sailing for the most sober oondemna;ion.
He sent orders at once to Adjt.
3-en. Collier, directing him to take
iteps for the preservation of order.
Jen. Collier is a Republican, and is
jpposed to Mr. Goebel. He declared
,he shooting to be a most cowardly af!air
and one that upon every considera;ion
was to be regretted. He lost no
;ime iu making speeches, however, and
)efore Mr. Goebel had been lifted from
pound to be carried to the hotel Gen.
Jollier had telephoned to the armory, a
lalf mile distant, directing the local
nfantry company which was stationed
.here, under the command of Capt.
fValcott. to proceed immediately to the
sapitol grounds, take possession of the
tpproaches, allowing nobody to enter
he gates. Twenty minutes after the
ihooting Capt. Walcott and his men
narehed across the front of the caoitol
milding and halted at the foot of the
Orders were issued to outside com>anies
throughout the State to make
eady at once to come to Frankfort the
sntire State guard being called into
service. It was feared that the news of
ihe shooting would so inflame the
Democrats that they would come to
Frankfort in swarms, while the mountaineers
would lose no time in coming
;o the capital for the purpose of uploldiog
their party principles. 4kIt_
nakes no difference to mo," said Gen."
Jollier, 4'who starts anything, we will
preserve order on both sides.". The
excitement among the followers of Mr.
Joebel was great, and for a short time
immediately following the shooting of
their leader theie was more than a
possibility that some of the hot heads
would seek vengeance upon their politi-'
jal enemiss. Threats were made
against Republican leaders and attorneys
during the excitement, but the
leading Democratic members of the
house and senate soon brought them ft
calmer talk. Like wildfire the news
3pread, and men began to pour toward
the capitol grounds, on$ throng being
led by two firemen, one of whom carried
a Wiachester rifle, which the other
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anally prevanea upon mm to lay asiae.
Says He Shot GoebelJames
Satton, sheriff of Whiteley
coaaty, Ky., is a prisoner in the county
jail at Louisville. ' At an early hour
Wednesday morning at the Victoria
hotel Sutton went up to the office of
clerk and brandishing two revolvers,
said: "I am the man who shot Goebel
and I will never be taken alive." The
hotel man promptly sent for the police
and on the appearance of the latter
Sutton ran up stairs to the third story.
When he thought he was about to be
captured he opened a window and
leaped out. He ahghtec on his feet i
uninjured and ran nearly a mile before
he was arrested. The police believe
that Sutton is either decidedly unbalanced
mentally or he knows who shot
Goebel. An effort to interview him
after he was lodged in j til proved unsuccessful.
He lay in a dark corner of
hie cell and refused to say a word.
Found Dead.
The dead body of a white man
named William G-. DucDsing, was
found at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning by
the Southern railroad tracks about five
miles from Charleston. A bicycle, on
which he had been riding was found
near the body. Duensing was a carpenter
in the employ of the Barton
Lumber company, whose plaut is about
3ix miles from Charleston. Duensing
[eft the works Monday afternoon on his
wheel intending to go to the city and
return to the works Tuesday night,
rhe position of his body and the bicy:le
seem to indicate that he met his
leath while going to the city. Daenjing
was about 28 years of age. He
was a single man and leaves only one
brother. 0
A Good Law.
The town of Union in this State has
passed an ordinance to exempt all
nannfactnring concerns from taxation,
"provided said manufactories shall not
;stablish, maintain or carry on shops
ind company stores."
The Democratic Members of the Legislature
Issue aa Address.
Wm. Goebel, the Democratic candidate,
was sworn in as Governor of Ken
tricky at Frankfort Wednesday, and J.
C. W. Beckham, a few minutes later,
took the oath of lieutenant-governor.
The oath was administered to both
men by Chief Justice Hazelrigg, of the
court of appeals. The plan to make
Goebel governor was set in motion early
in the afternoon.
A statement was issued by the Democratic
members of the Legislature saying
that the boards which had heard
the contest for governor and lieutenant
governor haa decided in favor of
Goebel and Beckham, and. that the
boards intended to report their findings
to the legislature, but that they bad
heen prevented from so doing by the
actios of Governor Taylor in declaring
the legislature adjourned.
- The statement then goes on to say
that the members of the legislature
were driven from place to place by the
militia and threatened with arrest
whenever they attempted to hold a
meetiog. It was declared the belief
of all the signers of the statement that
Goeb'el and Btckham were the legally
elected governor and lieutenant governor
and each man, as he signed the
paper announced that he voted for the
adoption of the majority repoit of the
contest boards, which declared Goebel
and Beckham.to be the men rightfully
entitled to the office.
Mr. Goebel, as soon as he was assured
that he was legally governor of Kentucky,
took 'prompt action regarding
th3 military army of the service. Two
orders were quickly prepared for his
signature, the first of which discharged
Adjutant General Daniel Collier from
office, and appointed General John B.
Castleman, of Louisville, as his successor.
The second was directed to the
commanders of the militia now stationed
in this city, directing them to
return to their homes.
WT (to a of nnm toloorpor\Vi<Sf3 frt
VV VI V* ?? wu uw vuwv wv iwgiupuvu vv
General Castleman of his appointment,
and he is expected in this city Friday
morning. There is a possibility of
trouble in the matter of the control of
the state troops. The regiments of the
guard have lately been re-organized and
are for the most part made up of Republicans
and the personal followers of
Governor Taylor. It is not certain that
they will at once obey the orders issued
by Governor Goebel and any attempt
to force them to do so will almost certainly
result in trouble..
Fifty-Thousand Dollars Offered for the
Cowardly Assassin.
Advices from Frankfort, Ky., says
there is an earnest determination to capture
and punish the assassin who shot
Governor Goebel. Every effort to accomplish
this will be made regardless
of the cost. The Democratic members
of the legislature Friday morniDg announced
that they would meet Saturday
or as soon as possible and offer a
reward of $50,000 for the capture, daad
or alive, ot the man who shot Goebe).
Prominent citizens have already vol
unteered to put up the reward until the
legislature eau make the appropriation
the Democratic majority is resolved
upon- If necessary,. ten times the
amount of the reward deqided upon can
easily be raised. The appropriation
cannot be resisted by the Republican
legislators, for such pposition would
convict them and their party of sympathy
with the assassin.
Dispatches received from many points
in Kentucky report that Kentuckians
all over the state are ready to tafce up
arms to enforce Goebel's right to act
as governor. The decision of the legislature
in his favor, the attempt on his
life and the high handed methods of
Taylor, the Republican olaimant of the
gubernatorial office, have made many
friends for Goebel. Many men who
were lukewarm or ^opposed to him are
now.determined that.he shall be governor
in fact as well as in law.
r^rvlnn^l rinifVi/it" T-TocVvn
\J\ja\J uvi vi MAiivugvu^j
who has hitherto been a strong antiCroebel
man, has announced his willingness
to form a regiment to sustain
the Goebel government. Dr. Frazee,
of Richmond, Ky., who was one of
Morgan's famous cavalry, telegraphs
that he enlisted fifty men in a few
hours and that volunteers are organizing
rapidly this morning at Lexington,
Ky., to support Goebel.
Scores of telegrams have been received
this morning from other points
in the state pledging military support.
None of these offers have been accepted,
for the Democrats are determined to
exhaust all civil methods for upholding
the authority 01 the legislature ana enforcing
Governor Goebel's rights
before plunging the state into horrors
of internecine war.
Another Assassination.
The report that Wm. S. Wright, exmember
of the Kentucky legislature
for Knott and Letcher, was assassinated
at Boone Fork on the Kentucky
river Friday night, is confirmed by
advices from Hagan. During the campaign
last fall Wright made an enthusiastic
canvass for John Young Brown
for governor. He was a prominent
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lawyer ana x^emocrawc politician ana
had many enemies among the mountaineers
in defending cases for the coal
companies. There were five shots and
two took effect. He was shot with a
Winchester of the same calibre as that
used by the would-be a3sasin of Goebel.
Hard on the Ladies.
The Charlotte, N. C., grand jury in
considering the great increase in crime I
attributes it in a large measure to the !
constantly increasing desire for gambling
among the people, and says '"that
the fair hands that so deftly handle the
cards at progressive euchre parties
should be as severely dealt with as are
the negro crap shooters."
Takes The Sting Out.
On WpTmesdav the senate onenrred
in the house amendments to Senator
Gray don's resolution to investigate the
fertilizer trust. The amendments inserted
by the house make the resolution
ref^r to all foreigo corporations
doing business in this State and thus
practically nullifies it.
Of Stat? Colleges and Penitentiary
Tlpfitpd hv 7.P<Hclafnra
In the hall of the house of representatives
Friday the entire morning was
spent in joint assembly electing officers
to fill vacancies in the management of
State institutions.
At 11 o'clock the senate attended in,
the hall of the house of representatives
for the election of certain directors and
The election of penitentiary directors .
was first entered upon. There were
two nominees for the unexpired term
of Col. T. J. OnnrnnpTirim rtf P!Virat-or
Dr. M. 0. Rowland, of Spartanburg,
a former member of the house, was
nominated by Mr. Hydrick, seconded
by Mr. Crum.
Mr. R. A. Ragsdale of Chester was (
nominated by Mr. Hollis.
The vote resulted: Rowland, 104;
Ragsdale 43, and the former was declared
For the two regular terms of two
years to succeed S. P. J. G-arris and W.
0. Tatum there were live nominees. ~
Representatire W. D. Mann of Abbeville
was nominated by Mr. Stevenson,
seconded by Mr. Ashley.
Senator W. B. Love of York was
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uuojjuaweu vy i'ir. iuci/ow, seconaea
by Mr. Gantt.
Representative Jeremiah Smith of
Horry was nominated by Mr. Deudy,
seconded by Mr. E. D. Smith.
Representative S. D. Peurifoy of
Saluda was nominated by Mr. Caughman,
seconded by Mr. Sharpe.
Representative Pairey of Orangeburg
was nominated by Mr. Moss, seconded
by Mr. Hydrick. > .. The
first ballot resulted as follows:
Love, 112; Mann, 97; Smith, 40; Faire'v,
d*?PpHTlfAT7 Ttift rtfrtl TtTAfl 1 f"4
ww. jiug bvvai vytg n<lO lTXj
and the two first named haviog received
a majority, were declared elected. ~
Daring the polling of the joint" assembly
there was considerable punning
on the names Mania, Love, Fairey.
and Smith.
The following ticket was put in nom- ;
ination for place of the trustees of the
South Carolina college for the term of j
six years: * i
Hon. (J. E. Spencer of Yorkville was <
nominated by Mr. McDow, seconded
by Mr. J. H. Wilson. , *Dr.
W. T. Bates, of OraSgebwjfr -j
nominated by Mr. Brantley, seconded
by Mr. McLauchlin. "
Col. John T. Sloan of Columbia,
nominated by Mr. Biythe, seconded by
Senator Appelt. '
Mr. J. L. Withers of Columbia^ nominated
by Mr. Weston, seconded- by
Mr. Means. ' . ...
Mr. James Q. Davis of Winnsbpro,
nominated by Mr. W. J. Johnson, seconded
bv Mr. Marion.
"Mr/Julian Mitchell of Charleston, 1
nominated by Senator Barnwell, sec- <
onded by N. G-. Evans.
Mr. Robert MacFarlaee of Darling- j
ton, nominated by Mr. McCullough, t
seconded by J. W. Ragsdale. '
Each nominee received 130 votes. ?
The election of seven trustees of (
Winthrop college for a- term of" six ]
years was then entered upon.
Prof. E. S. Joyces of Columbia, an 1
incumbent, was nominated by Mr. Mc- 1
Dow, seconded by Mr. Crum. (
Dr. A. 0. Fuller of-Laurens, an in- :
cnmbent, was nominated by Mr. Gr. P. 1
Smith, seconded by Mr. Wharton. 5
Dr. T. A. Crawford of Rock Hill, an '
incumbent, was nominated by Mr. C. 1
P. Sanders, second ;d by >lr. McDow. \
Mr. W. J. Roddy of Rock Hill, an J
incnmbent, was nominaied by Mr.
Hon. W. N. Elder of Fork, an in- (
cumbent, was nominated by Mr. Timmerman;
seconded by Mr. H. K. Johnson.
Col. Wilie Jones of Columbia, an incumbent,
was nominated Mr. Weston,
seconded by Mr. R. B. A. Robinson.
Senator B. R. Tillman, 'an incumbent,
was nominated by Mr. Caugh mort
Virr TVT* Rloooo
HI l?U j tfVVVUUV/U kj J t'i I
Mr. D. W. M. McLaurin of Marlboro,
an incumbent, was nominated by Mr.
Stackhouse, seconded by Mr. Rogers.
Mr. A. M. Lee of Charleston was
nominated by Mr. Bicot, seconded by ?
Senator Appelt.
Mr. C. A. Woods of Darlington was
nominated by Mr. Hydrick.
TIia finil trnfn ttto c o o ' r\mc
xug uuai TUIO nao ao iUiiunc126;
Tillman, 121; Joynes, 120, Lee,
109; Woods, 108. Roddy, 108; Crawford,
93; Fuller, 69; Elder, 35; McLaurin,
59. The total vote cast was 157,
aad the seven first named were declared
- ?
The State Hous9The
State Senate by a vote of 25 to
10 decided last night iulFavor of completing
the state house. The vote was
taken on a motion to lay on the table a
motion to strike out the enacting words
of the bill, and though the bill was not
passed, owing to adjournment, the vote
indicates the sense of the senate on the
question. Colonel Marshall explained
the plans and said that the tax levy
would not be increased should the bill
pass. He said $150,000 would be sufficient,
and the bill contemplated
spending $50,000 for three years on the
building. ? .
Five Men Killed.
A telegram from Manila says Monday's
afiair near Subig resembled the
recent pack train ambush. Lieut.
Schenck. with a scouting party of 40
men of the Twenty-fifth infantry, ran
into a large force of insurgents in a
mountain defile. Schenck fell at the
fit*st volley, shot in the head. Sergeant .
Singleton and ttiree privates were killed |
and five men were wounded. The ,
Americans then retreated. Afterwards <
a stronger force was sent to the scene i
of the fighting and the insurgents de- .
parted. - s
Mr. Douthit Resigns. . .]
Mr. J. B. Douthit has tendered bis
resignation as commissioner of the dispensary
and it will be acted apon by
the board at its meeting next Tuesday.
The resignation will be accepted. Mr. 1
Douthit says that he would have re- j
signed as soon 2s he was vindicated by i
the board, had not the members insisted 1
upon him holdiDg on until the February
meeting. Siocc the senate has con- *
firmed him and he has thus been per- f
sonally and officially vindicated he in- (
sists npon his resignation because his i
private business demands his attention, ji
* _ i ^. .1 i't'. -i-.r_ 1
i ayior oacKeu oy minus wuirai
Through Plans of Force...
Legislature Ordered and Compelled
to Adjourn Before Goehel
Could ba Dficlftiod
Elected Governor.
A dispatch from Frankfort, &yM
says Taylor, the defeated Republican
candidate for governor, adjourned the
Legislature Wednesday to meet at Losdon,
Ky., Feb. 6. Militia in the city
prevented tho Democrats from assembling
and members were threatened with
arrest. Ne rev was there a more complicated
political situation than that
which confronts the politicians of Ken
tucky, and never was there one of
which it seemed so difficult to form an
accurate guess of the outcome. ;
All day long the Democracy has been
groping around trying to findeome way
r_ l;.i. -i 1J i _ il ??.
in wuica it couia seat in ifle. gaoernatorial
chair its leader, William Goebel,
who lies slowly dying of the wound inflicted
by the bullet of an assassin. , :-M
No matter which way the Democrats
turned they were confronted -by
same prospect?a line of bioe. ed ed
with steel?and it was fully understt od
by both parties that the, line and > he v
steel were there for business purposes
Only. There waa no bluff, no false
alarm about it. '
The Demorcats have net said they
nrnnU naf <ta fn T.an^/in V?n f ^
*?vvmu mv ?v xivuuvu) v.uv wrpn |
iegal advisers have counselled them
that Taylor had no right to. adjourn
the legislature from Frankfort and it is
likely the matter will be' tested in the
courts before any circumstance can ? j|
arise which would call for the arrest of
the members. The Democrats have
Dot, in fact, decided what they-will do.
All day through the streetiofFrankfort
soldiers marched and countermarched.
Drills in the street were frequently
held in order that the men
night be warmed by exercise, after
;hey had remained in the biting wind.
c**^uuu sou; IUK^?
:roop?74s^eopcra house was a guard,
;hree compamfes-^-stoo.d st rest in die
>pen space front of theljapitol hotel,
sentries patrolled every side of the ?
juilding in which ex-Governor Bradley
-es;des, . a^d a detachment of Jnfantry
leld the court house., against the posedjle'coioing
of the members of the legiaatiire
with the intentionof declaring
ihat not the living WHIiam S. Taylor..
>ut the dying William GoebeT was the
awf ai head and chief executive of the
sommonwealth of Kentucky. The
Republicans laid their plans well
tnd secretly. They carried them
;hroueh vieorouslv and triumphantly.
rhe proclamation declaring that a state
>f insurrection existed in the State and
warrants for the arrest of every Demooatic
member of the legislature were
prepared Tuesday-night It. was the
ntention of Gov. Taylor and his advisers
that no meeting of the legisla- .
mfe should be held Wednesday, even
though it proved necessary to arrest
md detain in custody all those who
rvAi?ciof/i^ i n inrr n??
oioicu iu uviuiu^ vuw
idopted, the policy was earned oat to
the letter. Compelled to retire from
the capitol bulidiog, they went to the
Dpera house; held back from the open
bouse, they went to the court house;
prevented .from entering the oourt
house, they went to the Capitol hotel*
only to be told that any meeting a they
might' attempt to hold in that bail ding
would be suppressed, all foand taking
part in it wouM be arrested and the
hotel itself seized by the soldiers. Later
in the day officers entered the hotel
aud told the Democrats that no oonferences
most be held, and they Attempted
to hold none.
There is much doafe among the
members of the legislature as to whether
or not they will go to London at alL
Some of the Bepnblicans left Frankfort - y<{
during the day, declaring that they
were going direct to London, but no
Democrat so declared himself. The
words "London, Laurel county," are
not words that please Democratic ears.
In fact, many of them declared that
their lives would not be safe after they
roaoViod t.hft f-nam Tfc in x nlft/M of
about 1,000 inhabitants, situated in
what is known as the "feud county."
The inhabitants are mostly mountaineers,
and largely of a most enthusiastic
Republican- faith. * The county is
one of the greatest Republican strong holds
in the State. The people of Laurel
couaty are intensely for Taylor and
intensely against Goebel and all his
works. It is this latter feeling that
causes the Democratic members of
the legislature to feel hesitancy about
venturing at the present time within
the confines of Laurel county or into
the neighborhood of London, where
party feeling runs so high and bitter
from end to end of the State.
Adjt. Gen. Collier declareiWednesday
that if they did not attend the legislative
meeting, which is called to
meet on Feb. 6, he would arrest them
individually, provided he received the
necessary orders from Gov. Taylor to
convey them to London.
.Resolutions of Spmpathy.
The following resolctiong was adopted
by both branches of the Legislature
Be it resolyed by the house of representees,
the senate concurring. That - i
this general assembly has learned will*
szceedinj; regret of the attempted as
jassination of the Hon. Win. Goebel*
zovernor-elect of our sister State of
Kentucky, and hereby expresses its
sympathy for him and the party wlxich
ie heads in the interests of home role
ind good government.
A Noble Charity.
Henry Wischmeyer, who died recent
y in Chicago, had for many reasons
tactically sustained, by contributions
md through an endowment established
>y him, the Guardian Angel Orphan
isylum in Chicago, with its more jthaa
LOO inmates. He came to Cliietgo
rom Germany at the age of 17, and
>btai?ed employment as a laborer. Hia
'ortune was acquired through real estatf
n vestments.

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