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VO V. MIANNI Jr~. S. C., WED)NESDAY, !JANIJARY 16,10.NO4
A WALK OVER.
Stevensen Won Over TwD Op
penents on First Ballot.
HAMER RE ELECTED CLERK.
The House of Representatives
Elects All cf Its Officers
and Gets Ready for
The House of Reprsettatives met on
Tuesday of last week. When the mem
bers had all been sworn in, the election
of ofeers was in order, the first t ffi:e
to be filed being speaker, or presiding
officer of the house.
Mr. W. F. Stevenson of Chesterfi:id
was put in nomination by Mr. T. Yan
cey W.liiams of Lancaster. Mr. Fran
cis H. Weston of Richland was nomi
nated by Mr. John Mei\laster-of Rich
land, Mr. George E. Prince of Ander
son was rominated by Mr. E. M.
Ru -ker of Anderson.
On the firtt ballot 116 votes were
cast, 59 being necessaty to elect. Mr.
Stevenson received 73. Mr. Weston 17
and Mr. Prince 26. Mr. Stevenson was
The following is the vote of the
Prince-Austin, Brown, Dantzler,
Dean, Dodd, D,-arrob, Eird, Fax. Har
din, Johnson, Kibler. Lever, Lomax,
Lyles. Nauldin, Morgan, Nesbitt,
Nichols, W L Parker, W H Parker,
Rankin, Chas E Ribinson, R B A
Robinson, Ruaker. Strom, Wirgo.-26
Weston-tBr 'oks, DeLcach, Freeman,
Golluchat, Little, Logan, Masoi, Me.
Laughin, McL~od, F H McMaster,
Joo. McMaster, M,,ffett, Moss. PySatt,
Robertson, Seabrook, Webb -17.
Stevenson-Aull, Bacot, Banks,
Bates, Beamguard, Bivers, Blease,
Bolts, Bostick, Bryan, Butler, Camp
bell, Carter, Coggeshall, Colc 'et,
Cooper, Cos rove. Croft, C;um, De
B:ubl. Dennis. Domini "k, Dunbar, Du
rant, Eider. E~tridge, Fra-er, Gas:on,
Gourdin, Gunter. Haile, Hill, Hollis,
Humphrey, James. Jarnigan, Keels.
Kinard. Kinsey, L de, Lockwood, Lcf
ton, M-Call, McJraw, McGowan,
Mishoe. Morrisoa, Moses, Murchison,
Patterson, Rainsford, Redfarn, Rich
ards, Richardson, Stackhouse, Saun
ders, Seigler, Sinkler, J B Smith, M L
Smith, St ears, S r >man, Tatum, Theus.
W H Thomas, Wolling, Wells, West,
Whaley, Williams, Wilson, Woods.
Mr. Ashley of Anderson, who would
have voted for Mr. Prince, was paired
with Mr. E B Rag-,dale, who wou':d
have voted for Mr. Stevenson.
Me srs. Bacct, Rucker and McMaster
were appointed to conduct the speaket
elect to the chair.
Mr. Moses acministered the oath of
the speaker's office to Mr. Stevenson,
wh-> was receives with applause.
Mr. Stevenson then a-idressed the
house, speaking with difficnlty on ac
count of a cough. His remarks were
Nominations for clerk of the house
were then in order. There was two
nemes before the house-Mr. T C
Hatner of M1arlboro, and Gen J Walter
Gray of Greenville. Mr. Harner de
feated Gen. Gray two years agr. Tnis
time 119 votes were record~ed. Mr Ha
mer receiving 78 and Gen. Gray 41.
T'here were five nominees for ser
geant-at- arms to bucceed Mr. N H Stan
sell, who is now adispensary inspector.
On the first ballot 116 votes were cast,
Capt. T S Browning of Berkeley,. a
me meer of the house last yt ar, re~eiv
ing 26, Mr. J F Wiison of Lancaster
42, Mr. J P G-uodwin of Greenville 26,
Mr St. Julien Yates of Orangeburg 11,
and Mr. W H Hair of Barnw 1ll11.
On the second ballot Mr. Yates hav
ing dropped out, the vote stood: Wilson
H4, Goodwvin 26, Browning 32, Hair 5.
Tne latter then withdrew. On the
third and last ballot the vote stood:
Wilson 65, Browning 29, Goodwin 19
Mr. John S Withers of Che ster, the
even-tempered stentorian voie d read
ing clerk, was reelected unanimously.
Trhe eletion of chaplain was not en
tered upon, as a motion to adjourn was
put through at 3.15 p. m. The session
'Tuesday was not opened with prayer.
The House was opened with prayer
by Rev. J. C. Abney. The election
of a caplain was then ert-'red
into. Tnere were two nominees, Rev.
E. Palmer Butson, of Green Street
Methodist church, ('olumbia, and Rev.
R. N. Pratt of the Second Baptist
church, Columbia. Mr. Hutson was
elected, receising 62 votes out of 116
Speaker Stevenson announced the
Assistant eierk, J P Richardson.
Bill clerk, GAl Hollis.
Journal clerk, WV E Cook.
Inside doorkeeper, W L Gibson.
Outsider doorkeeper, W B Knight.
Galiery doorkeeper, R L Hasood
Keeper of speaker's room, J N Pear
Mail alerk, John Mi Sharp,
Pages. for this session only, William
Wan namaker, William Prince, Frank
Gault and Calhoun Cason.
Laborers: Fred Jones. Collie Robin,
Archie Oliphant, Abram Foster.
Mr. A-hley introduced a resolution
to extend the time for payment of tates
until March 1. Mr Strom will introduce
a si ilar measure making March 15 the
Mr. Tatum wanted to take a recess
until8S ocelock so that the speaker coulc
at that time announce the committees
However, the house on the motion of
Mr. Wingo aujurned until Thursda:
morning at 10 o'ock, as very iitdl
could he acc mplished by the commit
tee before Thursday afternoon.
After the operning exercises in th<
House Thursday the calendar was taket
up. and second reading bilis considered
Mr. Ashley made a characteristic de
fense of his j int resolution to exten<
the time for the payment of taxes un
til March 1. Be satd it would cost th<
State nothing. The roads cannot b<
worked and the road tax would be ly
ing in the treasury until the first o:
Mr. Rainsford said that in a part o0
Edgefield county it is of almost vita
importance that the people be givet
1r. Wirgo of Greenville, fought the
bili. A ply a is made for the poor man.
When it is the rich man who is really
beetited by the extension. The poor
nan has paid his taxes.
Mr. R B A Rbinson of Anderson,
Mr Cooper of Laurens, and Mr. Dean
of Sear:anburr, favored the resolution.
The latter, however, said that he would
never again vote for such a proposition,
as the line should be drawn somewhere.
Mr. Strom spoke feelingly of condi
bons in Elg' field. Mr. Dennis of
B:rkeley, Dr. Woodsof Clarendon, and
Mr. Austin of Greenville, spoke in
favor of the resolution.
Mr Harvey Wilson was not in favor
of the extenzion as there was no great
nece ity for it in Sumter, but as other
counties came here asking for relief he
could not deny them and would vote
for the bill.
The vote on Mr. Wingo's motion to
strike out the enacting words was then
taken, the previous question being
called by Mr. Woliing, The house by
vote of 85 to 21 refused to strike out
the enac:ing words. The clincher was
pat on the motion of Mr. Ashley.
Mr. Stone offered an amendment to
(xend the time still iurther, until
March 15.h. This was tabled on notion
of Mr. Austin.
Mr. A-hley's resolution then passed
the second reading.
Tne house then took a recess until
the senate could come over to hear the
publication of the rote for governor
and lieutenant governor. The roll of
countines was called, and the speaker
announced the number of votes re
ceived by each of the above named
cfficers in each county. Tae total vote
for ' B. McS reeney for governor was
46 457; for J H Tillman for lieutenant
governor, 46 363 The tellers were
Senators Blakeney and S:ackhouse,
and R.presentatives Kibler, Kinard
After a few new bills had been in
trodluced, the house adjourned until 12
o'lock Fciday, choosing that hour in
order to let the committees dispose of
some pending matters.
The house ass zmbled at noon Fri
day and in less than an hour and a
balf had transseted all the business
before it. Mr Ashiey's concerrent
resolution extend tl-e time for the pay
ment of tax.s passed third reading, as
did that of Mr. Jeo P. Thomas, Jr.,
to provide for the imnmed ate insurance
of the S, uth Carolina college buildings.
When the secand reading bills were
taken up, there was a fight on Mr.
Rainbford's concarrent resolution to
appoint a special committee to examine
into the aff.irs of the State peniten
tiary and to report at the next session
upon the expediency of sehing the
State farms Ater some discussion the
resolution was laid on the table.
Just b-fore the house adj .urnad, Mr.
Weston presented an invitation from
the Merehants' at d Manufacturers'
club of this city, exteuding ho-pitalties
to the legislators and inviting them to
a reception Tuesday evening nex.
In presenting the invitation Mr.
Weston said that Columbia extended a
warm welcome to the general assembly
and the members of that body are in
the house of their friends. Columbia
has no ax to grind She is not impelled
by any mercenary mnives, but one of
cordial welcome Tae invita-.ion was
acesptedl un wimou~ly, by a rising vote.
Mr Frack B Gar:, an ex--peaker if
the nouise, was in the lalh as the house
was about to adj ourn. Speaker Stev
enson called Ar Gar; to the speaker's
deesk and presented him to the house.
Tae v sitor was received with hand.
clapping, the members rising.
A number of new bills were intro
Starving in a Box Car.
Loud hammering on the door of a
Louisville and Nasuviile box car side
tricked in the yards at Hopkins ville,
K;., Wednesday morning brought the
police to the reacue of Wilson Kline,
aged sixteen. Tnie boy half starved and
witu evidence of a stragg e on his fase,
hands and clothe told a tearful and ex
citing story. He sa:d that on the morn
ing previans an unknown man had en
ticed him to aseclu.deld spot in the rail
road y ards at Nashville and had forced
him into the box car, entering with
him and forcibly preveting any outcry.
f he car left shortly afterward. Shortly
odrore reaching Hopkinsville the man
letthe car at a stop and looked Kline
Died for a Kiss.
Last week, at Prescott, Walla Walla
county, Kansias Frank Sloan in Iun
kissed Miss Ela Boone, whom he had
blindfolded. Sh,. resented it, and pul!
ing a hatpin fromn her hat, stabbed
him in the leg. The pin was broken off
in his limb and blood posioning result
ed. Next day the pain becamne so in
tense that Sloan went to the hospital
at Walla Walia. An x ray machine fail
ed to locate any sign of the remaining
portion of the pin, and Sloan grew
wcrse and died Miss Boone had re
marked in Stoan's prescnce that she
hand never been aissed. This innocent
remark led to Sloan's death.
"In the lowtr house of the Misouri
le gislature on Tuesday last the follow
ing resolution was adopted by a vote of
75 to 47: "Whereas, [he sympathie,'
of the American people go out to all
nations ane all peoples strugging for
htberty; therefore, be it Resolved, That
the house of representatives of the
forty -first generil assembly of Missouri
extend 55 mpathy to the people of
the Philblpine archiceligo in their
heroic struggle for f reedom." Missouri
:s a State that has had some experience
of "pacifiea'ion" hv tha hayonet.
A Good Hit.
The Spriogficid Repuiblican says:
"The announcement that the election
of Mr. Carlisle to the board of managers
of the Manhattan C.uo is a first step
toward reorgan:zing the Democratic
praty gives some point to Mr. Bryan's
remark that the talk of reorganization
comes from swell clubs and high priced
totels rather than from the thre-hing
machine. The Manhatt an Cub should
Iget niearer to the corn and cotton fields."
A Sad Death.
Bev. D. A Patrick died at Gaffney
Thursday at 4 a. m , and his remains
fwere carried to Summerville, his home.
fo'r interment. He was sent to Gaffney
fcircuit by the late session of the South
Carolina Conference. He was married
in Berkeley county .Dec. 27, last.
[lIE STATE SEN AE
John C. Sheppard Re-electe,
President Pro Tem
THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
Gen Hemphill Re-elected Clerk
Mr. Schumpert Defeats Col.
Gaston for Sergeant
The opening of the first session o
the South Carolina Stato senate in th<
Twentieth century was a very quie
and business-like affair. PraetieaIlIy al
the members and attaches were o1
hand, but the opening seemnd to be o
very little interest to the general pub
lie, judging from the number of visit
ors present. Probably half a dozen out
siders had seats on the floor, outside
the railing, and one solitary spectato:
looked down from the gallery when,
promptly at 12 o'clock, Hon. R. B
Scarborough, the retiring lieutenant
governor, gave one rap with his gave
and called the body to order.
The features of Tuesday were the
address by Mr. Scarborou;h to the old
and new members and the introductio
of the child labor bill and appropria
tion bill for the South Carolina Inter.
State and West Indian exposition.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Rev. G. H. Waddell, chip
lain of the last session. Mr. Waddell
referred feelingly to the death of Sena
tor Mauldin, and invoked divine con.
solation fir the bereaved family.
Clerk Hemphill called the roll of the
hold-over members and all answered tc
their names except Senator Williams
of Wil:iamsburg, who is detained at
home on ace ant of illness. Later, on
motion of Senator Manning, indefiite
leave of absence was granted Dr. Wil
The roll of the newly elected Sena
tors was then called ant all were pres
ent except Senator B L. Caughman of
Saluda, and came to the bar of the
senate. All took the constitutional
oath with uplifted hands Mr. Caugh
man came in a few minutes later and
took the oath alone.
The pres dent announced that the
first business in order was the elec:ion
of a president pro tempore. Senator
Mayfield nominated Mr. Sheppard. who
was president pro tem. of the last sen
ate. The nomination was seconded by
Senator Mower, and there being no
other nominations,; Mr. Sheppard was
Senator Graydon nominated Gin. R
R. Hemphill of Abbeville for reelection
as e'erk, and he was reelected without
The election of sergeant-at-arms then
came up. Senator Henderson nomi
nated yir. J. I Gaston of Columbia
for reelection; Senetor Mower n:mina
ted Mr. J. F. Schumnpert of Newberry
and Sena:or Reice nominated Mr. E A
Crawford of York. On the first ballot
the vote stood: Gaston. 17, Sehumpert,
12; Crawford, 5. The second ballot
gave Gaston and Shumpert 18 votes
seah and Crawford 1, when Senator
Glenn charg-d his vote from Crawford
to Scbumnpert, thus giving the place to
Schumpert. The result was a surprise
to many, as it was generally thought
that Mr. Gaston would be reelected
Mr. Sheppard nominated Mr W. H.
S:ewart of Rcokhill for reelection as
reading clerk, and, there being no op
position, he was elected.
Rev. G H. Waddell declined reelec
tion as chaplain, and on motion of Sen
ator Glenn Riev. S. H. Zimmerman,
pastor of the Main Street Methodist
church, was elected to the position.
The president announced the follow
ing appointments at the request of the
Journal Clerk-M1 L. Clark.
Bill Clerk-E. S. Dingle.
D)oorkee pers-downstairs, J. C, Ra
gan, C. F. Holmes; upstairs, J. A.
Pages-Halsey Fox, Willie League.
Mail Clerk-R. J. Parks.
Porter-H D. Batler.
Keeper of President's Room-L. B,
Assistant Clerk-R M. McCown.
Laborers-Jack Pressley, Alberi
Mr. Saarborough the retiring lieu
tenant-governor, then made a brief ad
dress to the san ate.
The proeceedings of the Sanate was
opened on Wedriesday with prayer by
the Chaplain. Rev. S. H. Zimmerman.
The senate was i'i session just 3(
minutes Tuesday. The only fer~turei
of the session of general interest was
he reapportionment bill introduced by
Mr. Sheppard and a message from th<
governor announcing his veto of a sen
ate billed passed at the last session re
ating to granting of charters of cor
Mr. She ppard then introduced his re
apportionment bill. The first sectio:
declares the Federal census of las1
year to be a true and correct count o
the population of the State. In the
event new counties are formed ther<
will be a reapportionment by the gen
eral assembly. The members to be
chosen under this bill are to be~ chosec
at the general election in 1901 an<
every two years thereafter. If the bil
beomes a law the representa:ion in thi
next house will be as follows:
Abbeville 3. Aiken 4. Anderson 5
Bamberg 2, Barnwell 3, Beaufort 3
BerKeley 3, Charleston 8, Cherokee 2
Chster 3 Chesterfield 2, Clarendon 3
Coleton 3, Darlington 3. D >rchester 1
Edgefield 2 Fairfield 3, Fc rence 3
Geogetown 2 Greenvill' 5. Greenwo'
3. Hampton 2. Horry 2, Kershaw 2
Lancster 2, Laurens 3, Lexington 3
Marion 3, Marlboro 3, Newberry 3
Oonee 3, Orange burg 5, Peckens 2
Richianl 4, Sa'uds 2, Spartanburg 6
Sutr 5, Uaion 2, Williamsburg 3
The counties which will each gala
one member under this reapportion
ment will be Spartanburg, Lexington
Aiken and Greenwood.
The counties which lose one membe
ea -r higeieid. Beaafort. Berkele
A STEAMER ASHORE
All Attempts at Rascus Hava
Failed So Far
A TERRIBLE SUSPENSE
Of the Leved Ones of the Passen
gars and Crew, Who Are
Waiting in Great
Ditpsines fro- the village of Fa'a
man, F: ance, near which the French
mail steamer Russie, from Oran, Al
geria, stranded Monday in a violent
storm with 50 passengers and a crew of
40 on board, say that all effrts to reach
the steamer have failed, o ing t- the
tremendous height of the seas which
are running. The pilot boats and tor
pedo boats which have attemptud to
reach the steamer have been unable to
battle with the waves and have return
ed. The only hope seems to be in the
stah:aty of life savers to throw a line
over the Russie as the wrecked vessel
is driven closer to the shore. The fore
castle and part of the forward deck
house are all of the vessel remaining
When night fall Tuesday enshroud
ed the Russie, quite a. number of the
ere- and passengers were seen clinging
to e fore rigging and to the rails,
making despai-ing signals for sucaor,
which those ashore were powerless to
afford. The gale increared in fury all
night long and th )ugh a flickeriisg light
was perceived from time to time, ap
parently waved by those on board to
attract attention, it was feared the
steamer would either break up or dis
appear in the shifting sands before
morning. A thousand persons awaited
along the shore and the fishermen pre
pared to launch a boat at the first sign
of the abatement of the hurricane.
When day broke it was a great relief
for the watchers ashore to find that the
bow and other parts of the forepart of
the ship were still above water, though
the stern had completely vanished. A
croup of men hudaled on the steam -r's
bow renewing their mute appeals for
As the day wore on more persons ap
peared on the deck forming three
groups, one at the bow, another on the
bridge, and a third around the funnel.
'hus it was seen that most of the crew
and passengo s who, a rectified list
shows numoer 103, were still living.
The Russie lies partly on her beam
ends, with her deck facing seaward and
the seas, which have carried away her
hatchways, filling the holes and cabins
with water Erery potsble expecient
wa- tried from the share to save the
sufferers. The coast guards men and
&hermen manned life boats and made
several ineffectual attempts to reach
the steamer which was shifted by the
incessant pounding of the seas a trifte
nearer the shore. Ooe life boat got
half way when it was capsiz-:d and its
crew swam ashore and were dragged
out of the water by the people ashore,
who formed a line with hinds joined
and waded breast deep into the water in
in order to seize them.
A tug approached as near as possible
to the wreck and then flew a kite to
which a life iiiac was attached in the
direction of the Russie, but it failed to
reach the stranded vessel. Fioats were
also sent out from the beach with iEues,
but in no casa did they succeed in
reaching the steamer. Rockets were
fred fruitless'y until the amanition of
the rocket mortars, which was very
meagre, ran out. The tugs which made
repeated efforts to approach the Ruzssie
were themselves menaced with disaster
and obliged to relinqaish their at
Late in the afternoon another expe
dition was assayed-that of launching
a raft, with a 1.fe line, from a tug
laying off the wreck. The result of this
atttmpt to reach the endangered crew
and passengers of the Russie is not yet
known. Tnose on board of her were
seen to launch floats, but they were all
carried away out to sea by the current.
Harrowing scenes were witnessed at
the offics of the steamship company
here, outsiie of which were gathered
weeping wives and children and other
relatives of the crew, who mostly hail
from Marseilles. A message posted at
3.30 p m. that up to that time all on
oard the Russie were alive, evoked a
pathetic explosion of joy.
Shortly atter 2 o'clock, during a lull,
the men on shore succeedel in getting
a life line to the Russie, but it snipped
as it was being pulled on board. O.ner
similar attempts failed; but a more
hopefuil feeling prevails in view of the
incations that the weathecr is cle-ar
ing. A message from tne Rassie says:
"The parsengers are kept below, but
all the crew are at their p~ets; and the
captain and offiers are lashed to the
bridge. The seamnen tried to construct
several rafts, but as they neared comn
pe:.ion they were washed away."
The sinking of the stern in the sand
proves to have been a lucky thing for
those on board, as the bos of the mail
boat is tiltAd high above all save the
biggest waves and affords a refuge.
Oherwise it is believ d that all would
have long since perished.
The cruiser Galliee and a tug with
rocket apparatus left Touloa to attempt
to rescue the passengers, who are chief
ly colonial functionaries and soldiers.
sOME HEROIC WORK.
A message from Faramnan Thurday
morning report that in spite of the
heavy sea still running a life boat sue
ceded in reaching the French steamer
Russie, from Oran, which strand-d on
Monday on the coast, near the viilage
of Faraman, during a violent storm, at
8 A. M., and attachad a line to her, by
which food can be furnished to the pas
sengers and crew, who had all been
cooped in the forecastle since Monday
evening, when the vessel stranded, and
There are sanguine hopes that the
resue of the endangered persons is
possible, Dow that communication with
the Russie is established. The life line
sill holds good, despite the tremendous
seas running, but it has not yet I:een
posible to take off the passengers. The
astahment of the line was due to the
heroic efforts of twent, fishermen, who
attempted what appeared to be a fool
hardy task. Their flat-bottomed craft
wa to..-A about lik, a straw on the
and Charleston. There no other
Tho bill was read and referred to the
committee on privileges and elections.
Senator Livingston introduced a bill
to give attorneys a lien on claims plac
ed in their hands for collection, and
also introduced a concurrent resolution
providing for the appointment of a
committe of two from the senate and
three from the house to prepare a bill
to fix compensation for county officers
and to regulate the same aewording to
the amount of work done and the im.
portance of the office. The resolution
way placed on the calendsr.
Mr. Gruber introduced a bill to de
clare the construction of certain acts
amending f >rmer acts. Referred to the
A. half past 12 o'clock the Senate
adjourned to Thursday morning.
i After the roll call a-il morning
i prayer in the senate Thursday notice
r was received from the house that that
- body had concurred in the senate res>
lution adopting the rules of the last
session for the government of the two
houses during the present session.
The Senate at 12:15 went over to the
hall of the house to witness the opening
of the returns for governor and lieu
tenant governor. This consumed 30
Senator Sheppard introduced a con
current resolution. which was adopted,
fixing Tuesday, February 15, as the
day for ballotting in the two houses for
a Usited States senator to succeed
Senator Tillman, whose term expires
March 4, and fixing the date for the
joint balloting on Wedne-day, the 16:h.
Senator Henderson introduced a res
olution, which was also adopted, pro
riding for a joint session to be held on
Thursday the 17th, to hold all elections
which are to be held at this session
exsept United S.ates senator The
positions which are to be 5i.led at this
session are: Successors to Judges Gary
and Townsend; one trustee of the
South Carolina college to succeed Au
gust Kohn, who was appointed by the
governor on the resignation of I. L
Withers; one trustee of Clemson col
lege to succeed the late Senator Maul
din; a superintendent of the penitenti
ary and three direc-ors of that institu
tion to succeed Messrs. O lell, Sanders
and Rwland; a State librarian and a
code commissioner for the term of ten
Senator Sheppard introduced a bill to
create a Slate board of entomology
The bill provides for the inspection of
fruit trees, vineyards and truck farms
to prevent contagious diseases, and de
stroy destructive insects in orchards,
vineyards, etc. The board is to consist
of the president, the chairman of the
board of trustees and the professor of
agriculture of Clemson college. The
board is authorized to rake such rules
and regulations for the prevention of
diseases of fruit trees and vegetables
as ir may deem expedient and to ap
point a State entomologist and an as
sistant if necessary, whose salaries
shall be paid out of the funds of Clem
son college. When diseases appear in
ochards, vineyards, etc., the entomol
oist is to totake proper steps to prevent
clie spread of the disease, the expense
to be paid by the owner, and when trees
are condemned they shall be destroyed
and no comnpensation paid the owner.
An appeal to the full boed from the
decisions of the entormdiogist is provid
(d for, as is alse the inspection of fruit
trees shipped into this State fromother
Senator Marshall introduced a bill to
amend the ant regulating to the ap
pointment of the peace offcers in unin
corporated towns. The bill requires
these ffiers to give bond for the per
formatocec of duty and relieves the
sheriff from financial responsibility for
direliction in office on the part of these
offi'ers, as is now the case.
Senator Graydon introdnced his bill,
rcqiiring railroad companies to take
out charter. in this State. It was re
ferred to the committee on railroads.
Senator Goodwin introduced a bill
authorizing towns, cities, special school
districts and counties to issue negotia
ble bonds to refund any school debt
that may be incurred by them.
Senator Gruber introduced a bill to
amend seotion 1,819 of the general sta
tutes of 1892, relating to landlords and
tenants; and also introduced a biil
looking to the ratification of the consti
tutional amendment as to drainage.
Senator Dean introduced a bill to
ammend the county government law so
far as it relates to working the roads.
Senator Livingston introduced a bill,
which was plaed on the calendar
without reference, authorizing the sink
ing fund commission to loan certain
moneys to the county commissioners of
11arlborc county for the purpose of
building a new jail, and authorizing
the commissioners to impose a special
tax to meet the debt.
Senator Livingston introduced a bill
directing the board of direccers to can
cel all contracts with private parties
for the working of convicts and to hire
the convic:s to the different countier;
also a bill to amend section 8 of the
act relating to the appointment of mag
istrates and their deputies, andl an
other bill to authorize the sinking fund
commission to sell or lease all the State
farms ex~ept the Lexington farm.
Immediately after the opening of the
senate Friday Mr. Manning cffered a
resolution that when the b dy adj jurn
-it adi urn antil 12 o'clock Monday.
Mr. Graydon moved to amend by mak
ing the hour 8 p. m. The resolution
was adopted with this amendment,
and the senate will not be in session
again until 8 o'clcek Monday night.
Bfore adjourning the Senate passed
-some unimportant bills to a third read
ing, and a number of new ones were in
An engine, runing light, struck a
freight on the Monongahela river divi
sion of the Baltimore and Onio railroad
at Anderson, W. Va., Wednesday
morning at 8 o'elock and the collision
resulted in the death of six or seven
men and the serious injury of two oth
'er. All were railroad employees ex
2 cept the tramp, who was stealing a ride
- on the freight. It is supp~osed that a
misunderstanding of otdrs was the
cause of the accident. T'he wreck oc
r Icurred on a trestle, which was broken
I down and thes track badly torn up.
wave=. The spectators watched it with '
bated breath. Several tims they
thought the small craft was lost, but it in
finally got into a current which carried
the boat to the starboard side of the
tussie's bow, and a line was then
thrown on board the wreck. G
The captain of the Russie, sBanding Leg
on the bridge, shouted: "We have not was
lost heart and have coefidence in you, it 1
bat be quick." A moment later, amid flee
great exaitement among the spebtators the
ashore, the line was seen to part. The bur;
fishermen made another effort and again says
got the line on board the stranded ves- ly
sel. They then returned to the beach, the
where hundreds of willing hands pulled chai
their b. at high and dry, while a thril, talk
ling syene of enthusiasm ensued. The mili
fishermen were carried in the arms of and
the people out of reach of the waves. and
Later the line again parted, causing the
much snxiety. as the sea was becoming men
r-ugher. Then 'the same fishermen Gov
trado anoter attempt to reach the Rui- ever
sic. O2 the first attempt they were nett
c-psized into the surf and the men were
thrown back on the strand. They made whi<
a fresh cffrt, with a few new comers cam
aiding, and the same boat's crew again the
saceeded in getting a line on board suet
the Russie. This time its security was tion
enhanced by the line being attached to 3tat
several rafts between the wre.k and the ness
RESCUED AT LAST. say
After a night of terrible suspense all this
the passengers and crew of the Freneh "
steamer Russie, from Oran, Algeria, with
which stranded near Faraman du.ing a idly
violent storm have been safely landed. bHe
The life line connected from the shore erna
with the steamer parted again yeater- char
day afternoon, and a signal last night may
read: of fa
"We have not a scrap of food left. coant:
Consternation prevails on borad." Mlay
The fiabermen made two more plucky G<
launches of their boat but were beaten able
The storm raged with renewed fury Stat;
:uring the night, and few remained the
long the shore ed tc
At midnight two attempts to reach men1
he Russie were fruitless. In the early has
ours of the morning torches lighted at sire,
he bow of the Russie caused the fish tend
)rmen to make another effort, bat they and I
were again tossed bask ashore. At day
)reak the weather perceptibly moder- 3
ted and at about 6:30 a. m. the Carro W
ishermen again put to sea. Their small and
)raft gradually neared the Russie. in h
'hen a rope was thrown. which the last
ishermen caught, and the life boat soon ed t<
afterwards was alongside. Then another was
boat manned by four men was launch- am s
ad and succeeded in reaching the wreck- eat
d vcssel. inte
A few minutes later the Carro boat in
eft Russie's side with the women and sire
>ne baby. The enthusiasm was deli- in r1
ens. The spectators plunged into offi34
he sea. Some dragged the life boat best
shore and others carried its occupants that
n their arms to dry land. Most of whet
hem collapsed from fatigue, cold and than
bunger. Their haggard faces and delit
rembling limbs told of their awful ex- este
periences. By an overnight all the nour- pri
shment was kept at the lighthouse, hone
wo miles distant. whence the sufferers
isad to walk assisted by their friends. sto
The life boats then made repeated
ourneys until all were saved and shel- J
e:ed in the li.:hthouse. Kart
A FILIPINO PEITITION. Sv
reler Springs a Sensation on ti. wort
- Unite' siste Senate brr
in the Uained States Senate on last part
l'hursday Senator Teller presented a Danl
nemorial from 2,000 "Filipinos and ever
yeaceful inhabitants" of Manila. The dayli
nemorial was in the form of an appeal inch,
o0 the congress of the United States whe4
md as Mr. Teller stated, was "signed thern
~y the leading people of Manila and busu
~hat section, lawyers, bankers and pro- visit,
essional men rei rasenting the best ele. were
nents of that community." It reviewed the
.he cir cumstances leading up to the pre. num
ent struggle of the Filipinos for ini- carri
lependence. It paid a high tribute to were
.he work of Aguinaldo and his coadjan
ors in their bebalf to obtain liberty
and independenea for the people of the A
Philippines. a ser
Rdererc> is made to some of the -indu
yriincipal events of the present revolu. deve
ion against American authority, the for b
>etition urgirng that the American troops abou
iad failed to make a serious impression ply
ipon the revolutionary party. it point- the,
ed out that Aguinaldo had declared he the1
night lose the hope of victory but he ca'.tl
vould not lose the hope of dying for long
:he liberty and the independence of farm
is people. It points ojut that the re- fast
roluitionI has the support of practically ar3 e
al the people of the Ptilippines and whil
ileclares that though 100 revolutionists servi
>e destroyed, 1,000O will rise up to sup- ranc
>ort the fight for independence. All of ly to
he i:,lands of the archipelgo, says the has I
nemorial, are eupporting the revolution
and they wili not yield until the last
Iron of Filipino blood has been shed. Ti
The Filipino nation, the memorial do n
:ontinues, bearing in mind the history in Ul
>f America and its humanitarian dcc was:
rines aaks the goverament of the Uni- thei
ed States to cease its "presecution of prest
nen struggling to be free." The appeal to ra
iccares trist an autonomy similar to has I
~hat enjoyed by Cana'da or Australia cirot
rould not be acceptable ts he Fili pinos pows
rho desire full liberty and indepen- Pose
lene. When the reading of the decai- will
nent had been emxcluded Mr. Teller way:
enewed a request that is be printed as gres!
d. en ment but Mr. Harwley objected. alde:
[Later Mr. Teller presented an order go ai
or the printing of the Filipino appeal the <
is a senate document. Mr. Hawley prop
.mmediately prote .ed.
A Horrible Fate. T
Shortly after one o'clock Wednesday plos
orning fire broke out in the Hubbel now
3rphan Asylum, a three story structure pro'.
yn the corner of Hubbel Park and Ex- :kel
:hange street. There were one hundred te
mnd 5ixty to one hundred and eighty in- little
nates and between twenty and thirty vote
re dead. It is impossible to get the doze
ames of the exact number of dead pros:
now as the bodies have not been recov- is fo:
~red, but offiaers of the institution arc can I
sertain that the number of dead is not mon<
ander twenty and may be thirty. The
Dodics, as recovered are being taken to
neighboring houses. There aie twelve Fe
lead in one house and three or four in yer
another. A dozen injured are in an- suici
ather. The number of ir-jured is pro- He I
bably forty and some of these will die. dom<
rhe fire originated in the furnace room act.
and was followed by an explosion of Popi
:HE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE
Which the Various State Matter.
ov. McSweeney's message to th
islature was a scLsible paper. I,
quite lengthy, but every line of
>ore the imprint of the honest re
:ions of the Governor's ideas about
affairs of the State. The Spartan
Herald, speaking of the mysiege,
the Governor "treats ex!austive
)f education, finances, child labor,
dispensary, and all of the S:ate
ible and penal institutions. He
s of pensiors and the Ste
tia, of the Chicamauga battlefield
the Black report of epecial courts
local legisluion. anendments to
Constitution and the apportion
t of representation. The fact is,
ernor McSweeney has touched on
ything directly or indirectly con
ed with the State Gvernment.
On the subject of the dispensary,
lh was the main issue in the last
paign, he is of the opinion that
present system can be perfected to
t an extent as to silence all opposi
. He thinks that the question of
e ownership of the saloon bust
of one of expediency rather than
ciple and he does not hesitate to
that in his opinion t'e dispensary
s the best method of dealing with
-overnor McSweeney contends,
reason, that the law is more rig
enforced now than ever before.
aills for a more explicit declaration
ie law making b-anch of the Gov
ent in order t..at those who are
ged with the execution of the laws
know how to act. He is very much
vor of abolishing county boards of
rol, devolving their duties upon the
ors, and county supervisors.
tvernor McSweeney's message is an
and exhaustive document. It
e the present condition of the
i and will prove a valuable guide to
1-Cislators. He has not he3itat
i make suggestions for the improve
t of the various departments and he
shown an earnest and sincere de
to recommend such things as will
to the advancement of the people
:he prosperity of the State."
[r. Bryan's Noble Words.
hatever may be said of the plans
policies advocated by Mr. Bryan
.s Jackson day epsech at Chiaaro
week the manner in which he allud
e his own interests and prospects
certainlyadmirable. He said: "I
ow a privite citizen, with excell
prospects of remaining such. I
td to contiane ae:ivelyin the discus
of public questions and do not de
: be embarrased by being placed
,e attitude of a candidate for any
. In selecting j iurnalism as the
field for usefulness, I am aware
I am placing myself in a position
'e I can give more aid to others
to myself, but the field is ehosen
>erately because I am more inter
in the promu!gati'n of Demctic
siples than I am in enjying any
rs which my countrymen can be
Stole Safe in Daylight.
s. Hart, Samuel Goldstein, David
er, David Werblinsky and Ter'm
rman were arredp . ;- nes,
., charged dat stesling asafe con
a et,300 in money and $2,000
h of je welry from the offie of
t Brothers in Boston on Novem
4h. The police have recovered a
of the stolen jewelry and $5000 in
:bills. The robbery was the boldest
committed in Boston. In broad
ight the safe, which was 20x14z14
is and weighed 300 pounds was
led out of the office. Morse Bro
Sconducted a diamond and jewelry
es on the lease plan. The robbers
ed the place while the proprietors
out solicting trade, and, e~vering
afe, took it away on a wagon. A
ber cf persons saw the s.sfe being
ed away but supposed the men
legitimate safe movers.
Florida's Cattle Famine.
cording to the Jacksonvalle papers
ons condition confronts the cattle
~try in Fiorida. It has recently
oped that the remarkable demand
eef and dairy cattle in Cuba has
t stripped Flori Ia of her sup
of those animaals-especially of
better grades. It seems teat
sland was completly depleted of
e by tho various armies during the
war period and every range and
is nloR getting back its stock as
as it can procure the cattle. Many
onsumed as fast as they arrive
athe better bred animals are pro.
d for breeding purposes. Florida's
es have been drawn on very heavi
meet this demand, and the result
tcome very notic eable.
She Is Wide Awake.
Le Flornce Times says: "The world
ve! and it cuts some queer capers
aarleston. A few years ago there
a dreadful wail down there against
ntroduetion of the trolley and now
ol a company that asks the right
a cars through certain of its streets
o swear that it will not under any
istances use horses as a motive
r or the right will not be granted.
ibly Charleaton is afraid that horses
rag her back into the old quiet
.But what are the newly pro
Five citizens going to do with that
-man who wants to put the embar
itomobiles?" This only shows that
ild city is now wide awake and
ses to stay so.
L Fiorerncs Times says the em
ies of the Seaboard Air Line are
en ying some of that McKinley
erity that their president John
on Williams, who made some
ty millions by scratching around a
on some paper, advised them to
for. They are being laid off by the
ns in all departments. McKinley
trity is a great thing, oh yea! that
those who can get it, those who
ratch around on paper and call it
lix N. Cobb, a politician and law.
of Carrollton, Ga., conmitte~d
do in Atlanta Wednesday night.
eft a letter to his parents saying
istic troubles was the cause of his
Cobb was the candidate of the
ilists for attorney general of Geor
n ihn last elantion.
ANOTHER BOY GONE.
Kidnapped While Walklrig on an
THE VICTIM WAS A STUJDENT.
The Crime Was Committed In
Broad Daylight. A Letter
Has Been Sent to the
Frank Bass Fraser, of Union Springs,
Ala., a nineteen year old student of
the Atlanta Technological school, was
kidnapped on the streets of that city
list Saturday week. "He was taken
i, a stupefied condition to Kansas City
and is now held there by his abductors
for ransom. The only clua to the per
petrators of the crime is found in a let
ter mailed from Memphis and addressed
to the father of the boy, Captain N H.
F;..zer. The letter stated that young
Frazer was being carried to Kansas
City, but the police of that city have
been unable to secure any clue as to the
' An explicable motive for the crime
seems entirely lacking. Captain N.
H. Fraser, father of the kidnapped
youth, is a comparatively poor man.
Until six years ago he had considera
ble wealth, but bainess reverse at that
time swept his fortune almost entirety
away. All the circumstances surround
ing the creme are cloaked in deep and
seemingly unfathomable mystery.
The first intimation received by the
-parents of young Fraser of his disap
pearance in Atlanta came in the shape
of a telegram from Miss Callie Wil
liams of 405 Spring street, with whom
Bus Fraser boarded in this city. The
young man was last seen at his board
ing house at 1:45 o'clock Saurday after
noon. He did not returr to supper,
but this fact did not cause his room
mates any uneasineess. It was taken
for granted that he was taking tea with
some college friend.
When however, young Frazer failed
to show up at his,room Saturday night,
Miss Williams gave expression to some
uneasiness. The fear that some mis
fe.tune had happened to the young
man took firm hold of her mind when
the room mates of the young man noti
fied her Sunday morning that they were
entirely ignorant of the cause of his
absence. Half of the opinion that Bass
Fraser had gone to his home at Union
Springs, and hoping that such would
prove the case, Miss Callie Williams
addressed the following telegram to
the father of the missing boy on Sun
"Bass left Saturday at noon. Is he
This came to the parents of Bass
Fraser as a first intimation of his dis
appearance from Atlanta, for the re
ply from Captain Fraser, received la
ter stated that Bars was not at home
and indicated the greatest surprisA that
he was not at his boardins rouse in
Miss Willi.-us was at a loss to un
derstaa the situation, as she felt a
re,~nsibility attaching to her in the
matter of the young man's safety.
Monday afternoon Captain Frser, at
his home at Unioin Springs received
the letter which cxplained his son's
unusual absence from Atlanta.
This letter, which tells the tale of
the kidnapping, was not dated by its
author, but the envelope, which bore a
special delivery stamp, also bore the
postmark, "Memphis." The words of
the letter had been carefully printed
out and the wording indicates that the
writer is a man of meager education.
The letter is as follows:
"Dear Sir-As kidnapping is all the
rage nowadays. we have stolen your
son. We intended to steal him before
Christmas, but could never get a
chance. We don't know your fian
cial standing, as your son refuses to
tell us and we only found $15 on his
person. He is a boy 'way above the
average and we need him in our bud-.
ness, we intended to keep him, bat you
might send a letter to Jim Glacer,
General Delivery, Kansas City, as we
will be in that city by the time this
reaches you stating how much you
w:ll give for his return, and if the
amount meets with my approval i will
write you more about it. Do not notify
any official authorities, as it won't do
any good and would ruin all your
chances of getting him. We will al
low him to sign his name, to prove to
you we are not joking. We have him
in s:.upt fied condition and we are car
rjing him as a sick person and our
The letter is in pencil throughout1
while the signature of "Bass Fraser'
is in purple ink. The name or names
of the abductors do not appear at the
end of the communication and the
only name lending the slightest clue
to the identity of the men is that of
that "Jim Glacer," who is mentioned
as the intermediary at Kansas City be
tween the kidnappers and the family
of the kidnapped.
The careless tone of the letter lent
the impression to the members of the
family that the abductors meant busi
nes and that to put -the detectives on
the track wonld be work in the injury
of Bass Fraser himself.
Our Cotton Mills.
The New York Tritune says: "Cot
ton mills,both in the North and the
South, have had an encouraging and
prosperous year. In New Bngland
most of the makers of cotton goods are
rejonicing over handsome dividends,
whil~e manuf actures in the Carolinas,
in Gecrgia, in Mississippi and oter
Southern S:ates, have been built and
many old ones have been enlarged.
The North and the South shake hands
over the sound and healthy growth of
A Tribute to Lee.
In the course of debate on the reor
ganization of the army in the United
States Senate Senator Sewell paid a
handsome tribute to both Gen. Wilson
and Gen Lee. Tha latter, he said, had
conferred brilliant service upon the
cuntry in a civil capacity and it was
well known that he had been selected
practically to lead the attack upon Ha
bana. He characterized him as one of
th fste oliaers in the army.