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EOfSlELD, S.VC, WEDNESDAY, FEB??ARY.3, 1904.
i THE NATIONAL BANK
J OF AUGUSTA1
\ h. C.*HAYXE, FRANK G. F?n?,
President. ? .? shier.'
Our N'eu- Vault, contains -| io Safer-Lock ?f
Boxes, which we otfer hr .our patrmm and \
the public at three to ton dc/ihirs pe' annum, y
flinor Events of tbe Week In m
A Shooting Affray.
Trenton, Special.-Last Saturday
night there, was a shooting affray in
the section below here known as Miles'
Milt From reports it seems that a
negro by the name of Charles Bland
went to the home-of another negro. Jim
Dorn. Dorn invited Bland in and ex
tended the courtesies common to their
society. It was not long before Bland
began to show his hoc temper and
make free use of words that did not
show proper respect for Dom's family,
whereupon. Dorn requested him to
make his exit. Bland threw up his gua
and shot. The load took effect -in
Dora's thigh, almost completely sev
ering the femoral artery. Dorn lived
a few minutes and Bland made good
his escape. Bland has served one term
in the penitentiary for shooting a ne
gro, and his race do not regard him as
a saint. There, hasl been some talk of
making short work of it if the crimi
nal is caught. Dorn was not looked
upon as a bad negro and was a vice
president of one. of their burial, sjc.i
eties. If Bland is caught they are. not
likely to do anything violent.
And Still Another.
Laurens, Special.-On the plantation
of James Todd, near Barksdale Station,
five miles from this city, jgaturday. afr
ternoon a shooting scrape occurred
among negroes in which -Charley
Barkesdale, John Hudgens ani-ijack
Barksdale were shot with pistols.'The
two Barksdales were at the house bf
Austin Simpson and Hudgens came in.
The guns were flashed, Hudgens open
ing fire and shooting Charley Barks
dale in 'the back. Charley thereupon
shot H?dgens in the leg, breaking that
member. About the same time Jack
Barksdale found himself in the pa^h-of
? bullet accidentally, and endeavored
to stop it with bloody results. This is .
the story as it reaches this town. What j >
caused the difficulty is not fully n
known. | p
Suffering In Lower R chianti.
Columbia, Special.-Hon. J. M. Rawl
inson-of Richland is confident of fa
vorable action by the legislature on
his bill to exempt certain citizens in
lower Richland from the taxes levied
in the fiscal year 1903. The bill ex
empts none but those whose farms
were-ravaged by floods and by hail and
later were ruined by drought. The des
titution among these people has be
V Mr. Rawlinson's bill provides:
"That such'citizens of the lower
pp.rt of. Richland county as were ren
dered totally unable to pay the taxes
levied on them or their property for
thc fiscal year 1903, by reason of the
floods and storms that devastated so
much of said locality be, and are here
by exempted and released from the
taxes levied on them or their property
tor the fiscal year 1903."
Joe Humbert and Jesse Brown, col
ored, are on trial in the court of Gen
eral Session at Greenville for the mur
der of Mark Sexton., who was killed
between Grove Station and Piedmont
Greenville county, abont tv:o weeks
ago. Humbert was put on the stand on
Wednesday. The first words uttered
by Humbert after he had taken >~e
regulation oath were, "I shot him and
did it accidentally." The frank ac
kubwledgemsnt of the deed on the part
cf bte accused caused intense silence
throughout the court room. Everyone
was liseming with eagerness, anxious
to hear every word spoken by the ne
gro who had confessed "that he took
the life of another. ' ~
Mr. James P. Walters, a prosperous
farmer of Georgetown section-, sold at
Georgetown one bale of cotton, weigh
ing 640 pounds, and the seed of sam?,
The British ship Manhattan; loaded
with 30,000 bales o f cotton and 40,000s
sacks of grain oh fire
went into port at Charleston Wednes
day morning. She left New Orleans
January 16th, for Bremen. Fire boato
arc at work trying to save the cargo.
The loss will be heavy.
Carrie Williams, colored, ot Charles
ton, aged 9 years, was run over'by a
shifting engine of the Southern, rail
way Monday afternoon at 3:30'o'clock
and seriously, if not fatally, injured.
The accident occurred on Sheppard St.
In that city. The injured girl was sent
to the city hospital. Monday afternoon
the girl was playing about the tracks
of the Southern railway in the vicinity
bf Sheppard street A shifting engine
was moving up and down the track
getting out freight cars, and just as
the girl attempted to run across the
track she. was caught by the engine.
One leg was cut off and, the other one
was horribly mangled. i
A reglsterea ciistiuey operated by
T. F. Trammell at Marydell, sixteen
jniles north of Greenville, was seized
Tuesday by Deputy Collector J. P.
Scruggs of Greenville, in ompliance
with an order received from Collec
tor Micah Jenkins of Columbia. In
addition to" the plant which is valued
at about $2,000 there was thirtynine
fcarrels or 1,800 gallons of corn liquor
confiscated and shipped o Columbia.
One Thousand Idle.
Spartftnburg, S. C. Special-The New
Soiland Mills, built hy tho Pacolet
Company, at Gainesvile, Ga., have
tout down for an indefinite period.
This is'due to the unnatural difference
in the price of the raw material and
the manufactured products. As soon
ejs cotton, gets lower or the manufac
tured goods advance in price, opera
lions will be resumed. During their
idleness, the operatives of the New
Holland Mills, about 1,000 people, will
be furnished house rent free and will
be " allsrwe? ? draw half-pay without
I SOON TO VOTE ON TREATY
Opposition to Panama Canal Rapidly
The Washington correspondent of
the Charlotte, N. C., Observer says:
"It is the opinion of the Senators
who have studied the situation very
j carefully that the opposition to the
J ratification of the canal treaty began
! to disintegrate within the adoption .of
the Culberson composite resolution as
amended by the Republicans to in
clude tne words 'if not in his judg
ment, Incompatible with the public
interest' This important resolution,
the only one that has been seriously
considered in the Democratic caucus,
was allowed to pass without debate on
the part of the anti-treaty Democrats.
Such a degree of significance is at
tached to this silence on the part of
lu* obstructionists that some Sen
ators who are supporting the treaty
today feit safe in predicting that Sen
ators generally would be willing io al
low the treaty to come to vote as soon
as speeches shall have boen made by
Senators Clark, Clay, Mallory and ?
perhaps two or three others who de
sire to speak very briefly, the first
of next week. Advocates of the treaty
are feeling more comfortable tonight
than at any time during the past few
"Mayor Eaton and Prof.: Charles F.
Tomlinson todi.y appeared before the
House committee oh. public buildings
ind grounds in. advocacy of. the Win
ston public building bill," which car
ries an appropriation of $160,000. Rep
resentat'Ve'.W. W. .Kitchin, who in
duced ithe.vhiiting gentlemen Jtctthe?.
committee, says that every point to
).? urged in support of the proposi
ten was forcibly advanced and that
n?mbers of the committee, servefal of
rh nm are familiar with the situation
it Winston,.manifested mucb" interest
n all that was said. Mr. Kitchin says.
ie does not want to hold out any
alse hopes, but that he feels thls^bilj
?dil pass if any such legislation is
nacted during the present session,
rhich is doubtful. It will be of in
erest to people residing, in several
forth. Carolina cities to know that the
olicy cf-'-'thi's Congress in relation to
ppropriations for Federal buildings
zs- considered today by the Senate |
Dmmittee on public buildings and
rounds. While no decision was reach
i?, thc general sentiment seemed to
3 that only such projects as now are
oder way should be acted upon."
Marion. Ind.. Special.-In 'an e'xplos
n which wrecked the Seitz Hotel
hursday three people were killed, two
he dead ar er
Charles Beitel, proprietor of 'he bo
il; Mrs. Charles Beitel, wife of the
roprietor; James Devlin, proprietor of
askel! L. H. Hobis.
The seriously injur?d..w.ere.all.guests^
C the hotel. T?ie explosion is cred
ed to antural gas, which escaped i n
i the baseirient' from" a*pipe line run
ing near the hotel. The outer walls
ere blown out, -the second floor f?ll
ig on the first with the roof on it. The
uests were under the wreck, which at
nee ignited when the explosion occur
ed. Rescuers had great difficulty in
iking the injured from thc wreck,
'he gas could not be shut off anti fed
he fire which continued to gain head
rayv -The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Bei
el could be seen through the Acmes
nd.wreokage for au hour before they
.ere recovered. The property loss ls
?t Four Killed.
St. Louis. Special.-A collision be
wden passenger trains on the Burling,
on north cf St. Charles, Mo., is re
jorted. Several are reported dead and
nany iojured. A long distance tele
fone' message.jjtroni .St. Charles says
our persons were Killed "and twelve
Long Journey to Pay Poll Tax.
Austin, Tex., Special.-Congress
man. W- s- Burleson. from this, the
tenth1 congressional district, arrived
aere from Washington, having travel
ed 3,000 miles to^pay his poll tax of
fri.75, in order that he might retain
his privilege .as a voter and office
holder in the State of Texas. The trip
was necessary because he forgot to
pay-this,tax before leaving for Wash
ington," and when he tried to have it
paid by proxy he was informed that
under,'the' presentf State law he would
have*"to pay it in person.of forfeit his
rights as a voter and officeholder.
Thirteen Girls Poisoned.
Berlin, By Cable.--Seven girls be
longing to a cooking school at Darm
stadt are dead and cix others are dy
lng from poisoning which resulted
from partaking of a dish made of can
ned beans and meat and a medical in
quiry into-' tho occurrence is bein?;
made. Up to the p-esent the Investi
gation has failed to define the exact
nature of the poldon.
Merchant Shoots a Fireman.
Roanoke, Va.. Special.-A special to
The Times from Graham,' Va.', says
' that in a-1 row on a Norfolk & Western
passenger train near Bluefield, W. Va.,
Thursday night, Themas Leedy. a
mrochant of Graham, shot and it is
believed fatally wounded Walter Har
ris, a Norfolk & Western fireman, who
was riding,in the day coach. Leedy
had no ticket and resented the con
ductor's demand for his fare.. He
drew a revolver and fired several
shots, one of them taking affect near
Harris' heart, and passing through his
body. Leedy was arrested. .4
Rumored Res gnations. y
London, Special.-The.. Qajly^News
Tuesday morning publishes a Tumor
that further cabinet resignations are
imminent saying the officers to resign
probably are Lord Lansdowne, Secre
tary of State for Foreign Affairs; Lord
Londonderry, president of the board of
education, and Gerald Balfour, presi
dent ol tbe boar.d of trade, *???
Murder and Outrage in Roanoke,
MOTHER AND CHILD ARE KILLED
Young Business Man 6oe? Hoirie tb
Find Hts Wife and Child In ? P?oi
Roanoke, Va., Special-When Georg?
I Shields, a well known young business
man, reached his home In the heart of
the city at the luncheon hour Saturday
he found his three-year-old daughter
Mildren lying in a pool of blood on the
reception hall floor with two ugly
wounds on the head.
Following blood stains fr?m the din
ing room to an upstairs chamber, he
found his wife lying in a pool of blood
on a clothes closet floor, with her
t-hroat cut from ear to ear and her head
horribly hacked. Mrs; Shields manag
ed to gasfe, "A large black negro man
came through the kitchen and attacked
me In the dining roora."
Besides this there is no clue to the
criminal. Mrs. Shields had been out
raged after which her assailant dealt
her several blows on the head with a
hatctchet, fracturing the skull, dragged
her up stairs where be cut her throat
*ith.e^razo?..and threw her into the
closet, fastening the door on the out
side: The girl was struck to hush her
:ries. The dining Toom floor was cov
;red with blood and showed there had
jeen a terrible struggle. The doctors
mtertain but slight hopes for the r?
:overy of either, the' mother or the
Ever since the discovery bf the trag
sdy a large crowd of citizens has been
h the vicinity of the city jail watching
o see if the officers carry any one into
he building. At 8 o'clock Saturday
light the crowd numbered more than
,000 men. Mayor Cutchin has ordered
'apt. Francis, of the Roanoke Blues
ailitary company, to assemble his men
s a precautionary measure.
By order of the m.-iyor all the sa
Dons were closed at 8 o'clock.
While Judge John Woods, of the
Corporation Court, waa pleading from
iie jail steps with the crbwd iu the
treets to preserve order, some one in
ie crowd hurled a beer bottle at him.
he missile barely missed its wark. At
L o'clock the crowd had dispursed.
flade Fast Time. g(
Ormand, Fla.* Special.-Fifty miles m
ith_fftuTjLitros. jn..fcirtv_mlnutes Aft 4-!U_n<
rmand-naytona beach course satur- ~f?
ay by W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., in his tj
0-hose power machine. The event JV
'is for the American Automobile As
jciation championship at that dis- 0(
ince, open to all. The pace figures c;
ut "3 1-2 miles an hour, the best U
?corJ ever made in America and al
lost as good as any straight-away rec- n
rd for that distance in the world. In
dis long race Mr. Vanderbilt managed fl
is machine admirably.
. To Settle With Creditors.
Kansas City, Special.-Grant G. Gal
ett, the former cattle plunger, who
led to Mexico three years ago, has
nade a definite move to settle with
lis creditors, whom he owes an aggre
;ate sum estimated at $1,500,000. Local
xeditors have received a draft from
Jillet for-a sum sufficient to pay the
ixpenses of a committee to go to Mex
co and inspect his mining holdings,
rom the development of which he
lopes to pay his debts. Thc commlt
ee will start for Mexico about Feb
Fourteen fien Killed.
! Monterey, Tex., Special.-Word has
jeen received from Victoria, capital
3f the State of Tamauilaps, that 14
men were killed in a mine accident
near thai, city. Sixteen men, it is
stated, were being hoisted out of the
mine in a huge lift after their day's
work was done, and when near the
surface the cable broke, precipitating
all the men to the bottom of the shaft
a distance of 1,500 feet. Fourteen
were killed outright, one was serious
ly injured and others are missing. All
the dead were Mexicans of the poorer
Madrid, Jan. Special-As a result
of the press and parliamentary asper
sions cast upon him for the part he
played in the peace negotiations in
Paris between thc United States and
Spain. Senator Monero Rios has de
manded -that the government submit
the State correspondence and the
aocumeuts connected with these nego
tiations. Tile fulfillment of his de
mand-will- probably give rise to heat
ed debate. . .
Killed By Smoke.
Kew York, Special.-One fireman
was killed and 25 firemen were over
come by smoke in a store-house of the
American Manufacturing Company, in
Brooklyn, last night. Nine of the
men .. who were overcome were
so seriously affected that they
were' ' taken to the hospitals.
One of the is expected to
die. The store-house contained jute,
Manila hemp and bagging. The prop
-rtv loss amounts to about $25.000.
Effort to Introduce Negro Labor, i
j Pittsburg. Pa.. Special.-Fires in.
' the Spang Chalfant Company Mills
. in Etna, where a strike had been on
! f:>r several weeks, were lighted last'
; night; and an effort will be made to
j start-JJic plant in full in the morning
i under a guard of coal and iron police.
. The strikers now number 200 'nd they
! claim an effort, is being maui to in
troduce negro labor Into thc plant.
S?CATE A?D HO?SE;
Work of the National Lawmakers
From Da\y to Dav.
In the riou^e?.
The House occupied most of the
legislative day on Tuesday In. political
Mr. Boutelle, Republican, of Il??i^ois,
addressed trie House for nearly tvNa
hours in a reply to statements, made
by Mr. Williams, bf Mississippi, the
miuority. leader, in his "stand pat"
speech of a few dsiys ago. Mr. Wil
liams, in turn, replied to Mr. Boutelle.
The House had uuder consideration at
the*Unie the urgent deficiency bili; Mri
Boutelle received close attention of I
both sides of thc chamber, and when
he spoke of the passing of the-last
trace of bitterness between the North
and South he was loudly applauded
on both sides.
Mr. Williams, the minority leader, re
tried to Mr. Boutelle. saying that he
was glad there was not a line of custom
houses alorig the Potomac and along
the Ohio to protect one side ?gainst
the other. He asked if a stronger word
than "impetuous" had not beeii.?sed
in referring to the President. Refer:
ring to Mr. Boutelle's statement that
Roosevelt would be the Republican
nominee. Mr. Williams said: "You have
gone so far .you cannot go back and
you are going to stand pat on him."
The general debate in the House
Wednesday on the urgent deficiency
bill digressed to a discussion of polit
ical topics, the race question and
Mr. Burkett, of Nebraska, led off
R'ith a discussion of the political situa
ion from a Republican viewpoint, and
Vir. Cochran, of Missouri, spoke for
Mr. Hardwick, Democrat, of Geor
ria, made an extended address on the
'ace problem. Discussion of flying ma*
'hines was precipitated by the report
if the appropriations committee.which
ecommended the tabling of a r?solu
Ion calling on the Secretary of War
or information as to the expenditures
hat had been made in connection with
he flying machine tests. Messrs. Dit
hcock, Democrat of Nebra&ka, author
if the resolution, and Mr. Robinson.
)emocr?,t, of Indiana, spoke in oppo
sion io the motion. The resolution
C. B. Landis, Republican of Indiana,
losed the day in a political speech,
:sting an hour. He declared that Mr.
ioosevelt will be nominated with tho
ecord of his administration for his
latform, and Mr. Hardwick rejoiced
t the happy relation now existing be
reen the North and South. He said
ie South yielded to no action in loy
fty and in that spirit he invoked con- ^
deration of the race question. Quos | ^
ig census figures, he showed that the
egroes constitute about 36 per cen?,
f those of the voting population in ll
r the Southern States, which figures
s said, suggested tho magnitude of
ie question. He said the negro can no
nger stand as a special ward of the
jvernment, but must stand on his
erits as a citizen. Ho said there had
S-^LlJ?? imposition in _JM_?J
glTt of prot^nrjirroi irre-anrHpTode^ffci
.. There cannot be political equality '
3 said. He quoted statistics and said
was shown that as illiteracy decrease
1 among the race, criminally increas
:1. from which he deduced that edu
ition had been detrimental rather
ian beneficial fo the negro.
Mr. Watson, of Indiana, asked if ho
elieved in abolishing schools for tho
Mr. Hardwick replied that higher
frication unfitted the negro for work:
lat it gave him ambition too high
j be realized In the South, or else
ehe. Calling attention to the laws of
number of Stales, including Ohio,
'crmont, Massachusetts, Connecticut,
laine. Oregon, California, Wyoming,
nd Idaho, he said if the representa
ion of the Southern States were to be
educed because of tho veting qualifi
a lions imposed the representation
f the States named would have
o be reduced for thc same reason.
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, remarked to
lr. Hardwick that it. was the best pre
entalion of a bad case he had 3ver
Simmons Makes Strong Sp?ec?i.
In the Senate Wednesday, Mr. Sim
nons of North Carolina, with lmpas
iioned speech urged the ratification of
he canal treaty. He felt that to refuse
0 ratify the treaty would be inflicting
1 greater wrong on Panama than had
ilready been inflicted on Colombia. He
appealed especially to the Republicans
lot to regard Panama as a partisan
jr.cslion. If it were so regarded in the
Senate, he said, it would be entirely the
rault of the Republicans, since the
Democrats intended to vote individual
ly as each thought best. This state
ment seemed to be received with inter
est Dy the KepuDllrans as indicating
the failure of the Democratic leaders
to hold their votes together. Mr. Sim
mons is one of the Democratic Sena
tors mentioned a few days ago in the
Observer as intending to speak in fa
vor of the treaty. Other minority Sen
ators who at. that timo refused to ad
mit that they would vote for the treaty
are expected to follow in his lead
All Amendments Dropped.
Washington. Special.-It has been
practically determined to drop all the
amendments to the Panama treaty. As
surances have been received that
Panama concedes that the treaty will
be 'nterpreted as the amendments pro.
\ille in regard to the harbors, sanita
tion and limitation of the cities of
Panama and Colon.
An Egytian Wedding.
An Egyptian "fellah" of the Nile
Delta makes as much fuss of his wed
ding as he can, for it costs him a lot
of rauney. Every thing, indeed, is con
ducted on a hard cash basis, com
mencing with the purchase of the
bride herself. In order to make a
goodly 'show, therefore, the bride
groom musters all the horses, camels
and donkeys he can lay hands on
among his friends, besides hiring con
veyances for the bride and her fam
ily. The wife, however, can scarcely
be said to grace the brilliant pageant
with her presence, as she is invisible,
being seated in the elosely covered
litter seen on the foremost camel. The
essence of ladylike behavior among the
MoslffMs is retirement, and the more
valued a bride the more is she guarded
from the public gaze. So she is Im
mured in her stuffy litter, while the
miscellaneous cavalcade winds its way
along, preceded by a weird and alarm
ing native band, to the house of thc
proud and happy bridegroom.
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Bills That Have Become Laws in
MlieH WORK IS BEING DONE
Proceedings of the House and Senate
\J?rom Day to Day-New Bills and
m -.-\ i
( It was*, expected that the discussion |
on the noW iambus Ganse "shad"; bill
would be concluded iii the senate
Monday, it was on the calendar for
third reading ?nd Senator J. W.
Ragsdale moved that lt be read.
Senator Hardin noting the absence of
Senator Walker asked that it be pass
ed, over, which was done.
Senator W. E. Johnson has a bill on
the?.calendar to prevent strikes and
lockouts,. This bill was read for the
second time. This bill s?v? Mr John-'
sofa;.Is identical, with the. one killed
byith? .house a few days ago by twb
votes, but which passed the s^nat?
las?year. He wants to give the hill a
better chauce for its life than it re
ceived before when many of its
friends were, absent from the floor of
che'house.. Thc bill reads:
Section i. That from and after the
approval of this act no cotton or
woolen, manufactory shall lockout br
refuse or fail to give employment tp
3p'eratives or employes because of
Crjption, disagreement or trouble of
iriy nature whatsoever, between other
such manufactory or manufacturories,
ind their operatives or employes, and
io:-cotton or woolec manufactory shall
ockout or refuse or fail to give em
ployment to Its operatives or em
ployes for the purpose of coercion, or
)f j assisting directly w indirectly any
>uch manufactory whose operatives
>r employes have struck br disc?ritin
ied work for any reason whatsoever. J
irj which, tor any reason whatsoever;
ia's locked its operatives br employes
mt, or failed or refused to give them
jmployment; and no member of any
abor union br labor organization com
)osed of persons who are operat: . es
ir employes of any cotton or woolen
aanufactory, and no operative or em
iloye not a member of a labor organi
ation shall strike or refuse to work
or their employer or employers be
ause of friction, disagreement, be
ween any other manufactory or man
factories, and its or their operatives
r employes; and no member of such
ibor union or labor organization and
o employe of such employer, wheth
r a member of ? labor organization
r not, shall strike; fall or refuse to
'ork as employed to work by such
piton or woolen manufactory on ac
ount of said trouble elsewhere.
;Sec. 2. That the circuit judges of
ils State shall have power and au
lo'rity, at chambers or in open court,
)' make such orders ?s may be neces
?X Qfrnrnnpr to enforce this act
?vet^sV?cTioh 12C? of the clv^r^oirsW
? including baby carriages as bag- / ..
age as well as bicycles. The amend- i;
d section reads: g
"Bicycles and baby carriages shall
e deemed baggage io rthe purpose
f transportation by common car
ters. Common carriers shall carry
icycles and baby carriages under
de same rules and subject to the
ame liabilities as govern trunks and
ther separate baggage of passage,
lo person shall be required to crate,
over, lock, box or otherwise protect
icycles or baby carriages as bag
age, under thc provisions of this sec
ion. But said common carriers shall
tot be required to carry more than
me bicycle or baby carriage for any
An interesting bill sent to the house
vas Senator Brice's to amend the
:ode so as to make the office of state
ibrarian appointive by the governor
nstead of elective us at present.
A number cf bills relating purely
o matters local to the counties were
?ent to the house. The only new bill
ntroduced was Senator Carpenter's
.elating to some moneys held by the
:ounty supervisor of Bickens.
The senate was in session less than
in hour. Just before adjournment tje
jody received from the governor the
special message relative to the va
cancy on the winthroy board.
The House of Representatives by a
majority of one vote Monday killed
Mr. Haskell's bill to repeal the act au
thorizing a special term of court to be
granted upon petition of a majority of
the members of the bar of a county.
The vote was 50 to 49. Mr. Williams
moved for a reconsideration and this
time the vote was more decidedly
against the bill-50 to 55.
THESE BECAME ACTS.
The following having passed the
Senate last year and having been
given their third reading in the House,
now become acts:
Senator Paysor's to apportion the
dispensary profits in Orangeburg
county for 1903 (last year) so that half
shall go to public schools ?ind the other
half to the ordinary fund.
Senator Dean's providing for regula
tions of fire department of Greenville.
Senator Aldrich's bill to provide for
tho deposit of funds accruing under the
act authorizing the issue of bonds for
erecting a school in Barnwell.
Senator Brown's bill to provide for
the office of master of Darlington
county and to validate the acts of T.
H. Spain, acting master.
Senator Raysor. to permit Orange
burg city school district to issue bonds
to erect a school building.
THIRD READING BILLS.
The House bills which passed third
reading and were sent to the Senate
were the following:
Mr Lesesne to authorize payment
of $590 io Paiilly Jail Building Com
pany for balance due on the Clarendon
By Mr. Sinkler. to punish malicious
and' mischievous interference with
police and fire alarm boxes.
By Mr. Morgan, to add another sec
tion to the law as to violation of labor
contracts providing that conviction of
violation should not terminate the
Bv Mr. Mace, to provide for a loan
of ?12,000 from the fctatc sinking fund
to the county of Marion for the .pur
pose of erecting a jail.
By Mr. DeVore. a bill to change the
law with rcferneee to public colton
weighers in Edgefield.
By Mr W. C. Smith, bill to allow
persons tried before a magistrate for
anv violation of law to be entitled tc
deposit with said magistrate, in lieu ol
entering into recognizance, a sum ol
money not to exceed the maximum fini
in the case for which said person oi
persons are to be tried.
By Mr. Ford, bill to change tm
boundaries of fourteenth magisterla
district, in Fairfield county.
.. By Mr. Halle, a bill to grant to wa
ter power companies the same rights
of condemnation as ..art granted to
telegraph and telephone companies.
By Bin Jeremiah Smith; bill ?o' pro
vide for payment of $200 past dn? ex
pense account of W. L. Richardson,
former county superintendent of edu
cation of Horry county.
The house of representatives has
passed the "biennial sessions bill." As
this measure, crime over from the sen
ate it will probably become aft act
soon. If so it means that file* ne'ople
of South Carolina will be called upon
to vote on tnis question in the next
general election, and If a majority of
the votes cast ?tf? >rt favor of biennial
session's; tn? ?egrsi?pl?r? Tttl?.meet ev
ery second year after, 7.90C. .7"fc?rr*
was only one other matter acted Upon
Wednesday-Mr. Whaleys bill to reg
?il?te the assessment of tajxes on build
ing and loan companies was given sec
ond reading after it had been discuss
ed' at some length. The arguments on
the two bills above named consumed
the entire four hours of yesterday's
session with the exception of a half
hour sperrt in presenting new o?I??S
and reports Xf committees. There was
no third reading bill on the calendar.
The fight on -tho. biennial sessions
bill lifts rome up every year since the
session pf ?S?*ff. . fh?t'n have been in
timations that in. the. past inc bili
^'as advocated for "home consjimpr
.?on," and tnat the menders of tfitf
'ouse knew that in passinV the bili
*puld rely upon the senate to
kill it rjut the action was brsuight
about by conditions ililli had trNbe
raced squarely. The senate had
3d the bin last year, and the housed,
ifter Its repeated, kicks on account of
:he lack of support 0ri the part of the
senate ou bills which' before had been
ti led-was called upon to declare it
self in lavor of the measure without
my strings tied to it. The number
n votes required was 83, and the bill
.eceived 87. It is probable thai a fight
viii be made, for there was some' t?
;lmation to that effect.
Discussion was also indulged in on
he Building ?nd Loan Bill.
the bill to regulate the daily hours af
?enrice of railway employes4 mei its
leath in the Senate Thursday by a vote i
?f IC to ll. The bill was brought up I
or second reading and had been
mended by the committee so as tb in- '
hule telegraph operators, passenger i
r freig'.t agents or any person em- '
'loyed in and about stations or depots. '
ililiough 12 hours was fixed as the I
mie. a clause was inserted "except at I
he option of such employe and ex- l
ept in case of unavoidable emergencies <
nd then only so long as may be s
dually necessary. Provided." con- 1
innes the bill, "that upon its being t
lade to appear to the satisfaction of i
lie railroad commission that the duties I
t any such employe are not stich ?s to
squire more than 12 hours of actual
ibor pr service out of each d?y, though c
ie nature of stich duties be such that
is necessary for him to bfe in and t
bout said office, statios or depot for a t
inger period; and, if it be made fur- c
1er to af ,>eai tl at such longer hours
f labrv or sei vi'o will not be detri- t
[i^ntalieither tn such employe, or tb t
ir ?^^^?rJfe? Public, .they may
.Me and enforce th? ^S^gP*0^ j
In the House.
The nUmber OX the last bill introduced s
i the House Thursday is 977, which
leans that by the end of the session j
tiere will have been presented in. the '
[ouse and Senate something like 1.200
ills If the present rate keeps, up.
'leven were introduced iii the House
nd five in the Senate.
Mr. Moses introduced in the House
bill recommended by the joint legis- [
itive tax commission, a bill to require
be payment of annual license fees of
orporations engaged in business in the 1
Mr. Thomas presented a bill throw?
ng restrictions around primary elec
Mr. Bass, punishment for rape; and
ithers by Mr. Aull. Mr. Toole. Mr.
.?sesne and Mr. Tribble. regarding
:chools. almshouses, etc.. In their re
In the Senate the following were pre
Senator Shepaprd, to amend tho law
ls to voting precincts in the various
Senator Gaines, joint resolution re
lating to the issuance of school certifi
cates in Greenwood county.
Senate Sheppard, concurrent resolu
tion to investigate whether it is neces.
sary to make other constitutional
changes so as not to conflict with the
biennial sessions amendment.
Senator Davis., to provide for the
purchase of a poor-farm for Clarendon
Senator Stanland. to authorize a
sinking fund for -Dorchester county..
The house of representatives Thurs
day passed the "building and loar " bill
which had been killed a day or two
previously, and killed all three of thc
bills relating to the creation of addi
tional circuits in order to relieve the
congregation of court business.
The bill "to provide the manner of
taxing building and loan companies
really the bill to exempt building and
loan companies from taxation-passed
second reading last Tuesday. Wed
nesday when it came up for third read
ing it was recommended, an action
which was calculated to terminate the
life of the bill. However, the ways and
means committee rendered a unani
mously favorable report and the bill
was restored to its former position on
the calendar on motion of Mr. Moses
Thursday. Yesterday it was given its
finanl reading in the house and was
sent to the s?nate.
There seems to he a lack of wnder
..?lllllill? as lHe several \>\UB providing
relief for the court, and thc house
killed all three of them because thbse
who advanced some kind of relief
measure were working at cross pur
poses. They were unable to agree
upon any one measure. There is in
the senate a bill by Senators Mciver
which has the same provisions as Mr.
DeBrnbl's. and this ls the only chance
for legislation at this session.
Mr. James Smith's bill to increase
(lie. bond of the treasury of Horry
.ounty to SI2.000 was the only bill
civen second reading.
THE LANHAM BAGGAGE BILL.
The free conference committee 02
Lhe Lanham free baggage bill reported
ecommending that the house con?ut
n the senate amendements reduclnj
he amount of baggage fru? 250 to 20
jounds. The free cc- ?erence commit
.ce inserted an amendment provldinj
that the bill shall apply to only sud
roads as USP steam for motive powei
The report was adopted and the bil
:H:i omes a law.
The house adopted the senate resp
iiitlon looking for an investigation Int
the conditions which would obtai:
should the constitution be amended s
is to provide for biennial sessions c
Ihe general assembly.
Mr. Mauldln's and Mr. Kibler's bill
.dating to tho office of Insurance com
missioner ??? t? ih? rate made
surance companies were fijade
orders. Half a dozen other bill
. BUILDING AND LOAN BU
. Th? building ?fid Joan bill ca
for a third reading. It had 1
third reading M jj when r?com
! by. .the house Weci?Soday. The
SM means . committee ksH
brought iii *>: report unanimous
vorable, and had &&ed' for the
take its former place on ?h? cal
This was done, and when the bili
UD yesterday Mr. Herbert mm
comm/! fte mil to the judiciary
mittee. This mc'ti'm of course, ii
tile, and was aimed at th* life (
bill. The house by a vote of fir
tabled Mr. Herbert's motion an
WI -?.her? passed third reading am
s?ut to tije senate.
When ih?. d?bate was resumed c
10-circut bill, Mft Rainsford got
offtoor. The. people ar? much intei
io thia bin.- From all over th*
I come aoDeals for relief from cong
dockets. But all that wag learned
the debate of the lawyers Th'ui
j was that there is grave doubt t
\Yj?eth?r or not this measure v
give reli?"': Enfield does not ne?
and the same mary- be said of c
counties in the State. Mr. Frasier
declared thar, .me cause of cong?;
was the trial in circuit court of c
of Dettv theft
S?r.< Rainsford declared that he
a bill? id pin such cases in the hi
of magistrates. H$ then argu?e
favor of Increasing the jufisdictioi
magistrates. He did not? seek to c
eise the lawyers, but he believes 1
*hey take up too much time of
ofeurt getting cases postponed.
Thomas, hod t?ld of the bad state
affairs iii Richmond.- In reply
Ransford declared that a judge \
preside.-! h?re recently told the fawj
that ther? v&'ild be less congesiior
they would bt more ?ealotrs in gett
their cases to trial. Mr. Ransford tl
favored the creation of county cou
in counties Uko Kichland, Sparts
burg and Charleston, u would be \
fair for the smaller counties to h<
pay for additional judge? when BU
cot?ut?es do not need them.
Mr; Magill, the author of o*e of t
10-circ!iit IjJiUs ^argued the ne?essi
of som? kirid of legislation. How?Vi
fie is satined that thc committee .
will not anster fhe purpose. He :
newed the arVime?ts Iii regard to t
increase in ihe\yealth and populatl
if the Stat*! fiinhh the eight clrcu
were created two j'?ttr* ago, }l$ ref?
ed to the terms of hMs Sill, ahowi,
:hat the circuits would be compl?te ?
iraetjcally of the same sf^e. At t
'op?t?si?h ?t hi.* speech 3Kr. Mag
?tated that h? had been psrsuadi
hat the only bill which wooli? gi'
he relief wanted ls the DeBrutflVbi
or neither his nor the committee
lill would do it
The fr" rtJng new bills were intrc
lucefi i the house:
Mr. Wi C. Smith, a joint resolutio
o emend section 21 of article 5 givin
o magistrates jurisdiction in crlminE
Mr. Sarratt.a bill to exempt certai:
:itizens in Cherokee county from th
axes levied for the fiscal year 1903".
Mr. Blackwood, a bill to provide fo
n examination df, selection and op
^fltm?ni di conn stenographers.
Mr. Davis, a bill relaUv? lo lue Jj*
ons entitled to pensions.
Mr. Potts, a bill to repeal section 60S
?egulating the business of emigran
igents. , ,
Mr. Mauldin. a bill to abolish th<
.ounty b??rd of control and to provide
"or thc appointment of county dispen
>ers. .. . ' ,
Mr. Colcock, a bill regulating tin
dandling of oysters and tarrapin
within the State, and prohibiting thi
exportation of oystern in the shell ou
Df the State.
Mh Richards, a bill *T require schoo
trustees to make an?aal reports to th<
'jktrons of public schools'.
? Mr. Callison, a bill to require rail
load companies'io construct, maintan
and operate industrial side tracks.
Mr. Kelley, a bill to authorize th?
Bishopvllle graded school district No
I to issue $4,000 additional coupoi
bonds for the purpose of completiiij
the public school building.
Mri Danniel, to allow a dispensary U
be. established at Teh Mile Hill, ii
Mr. Aycock, a bill relating to chattli
mortgages and the foreclosure thereof
Mr. Brooks, to limit the pay of th?
members of the general assembly to 31
days for any one session.
Mr. Moses, a bill to amend the Codi
of Laws of South Carolina In referent
to the State board of assessors and it:
The house of representatives Satur
day gave second reading to 39 loca
bills, which are of considerable mo
ment to thc several localities affectei
thereby. The attendance Saturday wa!
small, and for that reason no bill wai
taken up if objection was made. In ad
dition to the large number of billi
uassd five others were withdrawn. Th<
i-aledar was becoming formidable ii
size, a score of new bills being re
ported daily by committees and pu
upon the canendard for consideration
Getting these local measures out of tb
wav will simplify matters very much
SECOND READING BILLS.
Among the bills given second read
lng Saturday were the following whicl
had passed the senate and with om
more reading in the house will becomi
Senator Gaines' bill to permit Green
wood county to borrow money in ad
vance of collection of taxes in order ti
meet expenses, school claims.
Senator Blake's bill to authorizze Ab
beville county to pay F. C. DllPre
superintendent of education $2,25!) fo
salary and per diem of certain officer
who "have been paid improperly out o
the school fund.
Senator Gaines' bill to pay H. J. Kl
nard certain claims against school dis
tricts 1. G and 7 in Greenwood county
Senator von Kolnitz's bill relatini
to punishment for interference witl
: dre alarm and police call boxes. Tb
original bill made this offense a felony
I The house amends by making it a mis
Senate bill fixing the time for hold
i lng elections of trustees of schools ii
Senator Talbird's bill to amend lav
; in reference to acquisition of land fo
0 public purposes by the United State
so that the advertised notice in paper
g shall run six weeks (instead of iou
IJ months as heretofore.)
Senator Ragsd?le's bill giving th
j United States government the right ti
acquire by condemnation o rotherwis
bind in til is State for custom house?
0 soi?rt houses, postoffices or arsenals
n to give the United States exclusive ju
u risdiiriton over lands so acquired, ju
,f risdiction to be coterminal with th
f; deral ownership.
s HOUSE BILLS PASSED.
The following 33 house bills wer
given second reading and were order
ed to their' third reading Tuesday.
Mr. Halie's bill to amend the? law
!.3o that at the request of the president
j &r treasurer of an industry thc sheriff
m&f appoint a special dejnity in such
communities of not less than 50 in
habitants. The law at present is for
100 Inhabitants. Another cir use in tie:
bill exempts the sheriff from :esponsi
bllity for the misfeasance. non?3<isance
ot misfeasance of such special deputy,
whose duties are those of a constable.
Sir. Coggeshall's bill relating to the
[hoding of courts in thc fourth judicial
circ??L Mr. Laney submitted a substi
tute agreed upon by the delegation
from that circuit. As amended the bill
divorces the sessions court from the
' zivil, and the judge will first make a
I round of all counties, hearing crim
I (nal cases, and then another round at
which civil business will be dispatch
Mr. Youman's bill to abolish the of
fice of township comfaissioner in
Hampton and to provide for the ap
pointment of a board cf assessors for
that county. *
COL. TRIBBLE PA ID SI.500.
Mr. Walker to appro-ri t3 2nd to
pay to Col. M. P. Tribbio ?1,500 for
completing tho Confederate records.
The bill states:
"For service rendered in compiling
Confederate records, under appoint
ment of his excellency, D. C. Hepy
ward, pursuant to a provision iu the
legislative and judicial appropriation
let, approved Feb. 25, 1900, part 1,
United States statutes at large, page
384." Col. Tribble is a member of the
?ouse from Anderson, has been en
gaged in this work during the last
Mr. Stackhouse's bill to repeal the
barter of the town of Little Rock.
Mr. Llde's bill to afend the act
bartering the Eloroe graded school
listrict, also by Mr.- Lide a WU to pay
ichool claim of ?101.75 cf J. ai Fogle.
Mr. Pollocks bill to autho-i :e Cheraw *
:raded school district tc Issu? S12.?0O
a bonds for new school, let and eo'uin
Mr. Bomar's billi to authorize Land
um to erect new school on bond issue;
nd a similar bill as to schcol at Dun
an's, the amount being ?2,500.
Mr. Au H's bill to allow Prc?peritv to
ssue ?3,500 in bonds to build school
In the Senate Saturday a number
f bills were presented; none of them
owever, being of general importance!
members seemed anxious to gat
'S^o spend Sunday. The Senate
lujiurLifl at an early hour
', L'ROR WORLD.'
There are HB'-ade union? 'n R?
ster, !N. Y., with a^emberston of 30
Trade unions nt To,^nN Canada
lave organized a central t:o';y 0,,'tue'
rinde sectional plan.
Xjbe proposal to introduce hi?ese
abor\in South Africa bas OVO.^Q A
tomi ctf opposition.
StrikingvJndianapolis, In?!. loor-Jn.,
rs have returned to work under tbs
ld scale of wsocjes.
Detroit (MichXcontractoio '-.Te ac
epted tlie new Tv\;e scale or '"be As
halt ravers' Union:
A prolonged strike o\Dur. "???; Scot
?e~ ergnvnour UT-IWI*?? -
Wheeling (W. Va.) boss b
ormed an organization, as :?
rotection against strikes o:
The strike of the bakers has
t Lima. Peru, on the basis ol nu
ance of twculy-live cents a day
Southern Pacific machinists want a
aisc in wages in addition to the equnli
lation of pay in all plants of the com
President Gompers, of tho American
Federation of Labor, is to vi*it Porto
rtioo in March to adjust exlsliug ?abor
li frc rou ces.
From March to September, 1003.
here was a dec-Hue of 40G3 members
In thc unions cf garment workers in
New York State.
.Forty-eight labels and eight cards
ire now in use by unions aililiated
witto the American Federation of
Bakers' and Confectioners' Union
doubled its membership during the
pear 1003. and now has 23.270 men>
aers, of .whom iTTG are women.
WORLD'S FAIR TOT'S.
Largest pipe organ err i143
slops; pipes fiveifect in dla "-re:'.
Tho approximate cost o" ?be entlr>
Sf. Louis Exposition will be ?00,000,
A team of polo players from Him
burg. Germany, will lake parc in thc
For the Atlanta building in the
Model City at the Louisiana Purchase
The Minos and Mining building at
the World's Fair will cover au area
of 525 by 750 feet.
The Transportation building at Ibo
Chicago World's Fair was 'J~.0 by 9"?'?
feet. In St. Louis it will bc 500 by
Two thousand automobile chairs,
with seals for two perrons, will be for
biro, with or without chauffeur, in thc
World's Fair grounds at St. Louis, Mo.
Giocome Boni, the fardons avchaeol
osist and director of the excavations
of thc Roman Forum, bas rvepted au
invitation to visit the St. Louis Expo
Governor Taft and his colleagues on
Ibo exposition board have designated
May 1 as Philippine Day at Hie St.
Louis Exposition. It is tlie- anniver
sary of tho battle of Manila Bay.
A list of amateur and professional
rycle races wi'l ho one of the inter
esting events of the World's Fair.
In Texas r<nd Tennessee there is a
very strong demand for union labor.
' oiicof the most attractive sights in
Ibo great stadium will be when r>000
Turners go through calisthenic exer
cises, march, give fancy slops and
swing dumbbells in perfect unison.
China's exhibit at the World's Fair
will be a display ol' Orien lal splendor
and will be made by Hie Chinese Gov
ernment proper, which is the Hirst time
in the history of the Celestial Empire
that such a thing has been Cone.
Fish "Walks" on Land.
Mr. H. C. Robinson, who bas spent
two years in scientific investigation
in the Malay peninsula, rec "Vy ex
hibited to the zoological 3^ '? .JU of
the British association a sp?, len of
a fish known as the "mue :. pper,"
which, by means of strong /. ' under
its body, is able to move .ut on
land for distances of at 1er twenty
yards from Its watery ues.-i in the