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VOL. XVI. MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 5. 1902. NO.31.
ASKED TO WITHDRAW. Colonel James H. Tillman Sends Presi dent Roosevelt AN INSULTING TELEGRAN, Withdrawing Invitation to Him to Present Sword to M.jor M#icah Jenkins. The Facts in the Case. A special dispatch to The State says Lieut. Gov. Tillman was in Augusta last Wednesday and while discussing affairs in Washington stated he would before leaving Augusta wire Roosevelt asking the withdrawal of his accept ance of the invitation to present a sword to Maj. Micah Jenkins. The same afternoon he wired the follow ing: Augusta. Ga.. Feb. 26. 1902. The President. Washington, 1). C.: A short while ago I had the honor to address your excellency a letter re questing that on the occasion of your visit to Charleston you present a sword to Maj Micah Jenkins of the First United States Volunteer Caval ry, of whose gallant services you spoke so highly, your words being engraved -on the scablard. You necepted the invitation. for which we thank you. I am now requested by contributors to the sword fund to ask that you withdraw sa~d acceptance. (Signed) James H. Tiilman, Late Colonel First South Carolina Vol unteer Infantry and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Tillman said: "It is with much re gret I am directed, rather required, to have to send the telegram I did, espe cially In view of the fact that I am so closely related to one who but a few days ago was subjected to an affront which is seemingly, or the people who contributed to the purchase of the sword think, unwarranted. As far as I am personally concerned I care noth Ing, rather suspect Senator Tillman would have enjoyed more the usual informal meal with his family than catering to royalty at festive board where Booker Washington was a guest." NOT A STATE MATTBR. Governor McSweeney Thursday re ceived the following telegram: "Till man wired Roosevelt from Augusta, withdrawing invitation to present sword to Maj. Micah Jenkins at the Charleston Exposition," and a request for information. This telegram when received by Governor McSweeney was not understood by him. He knew absolutely nothing about the Jenkins sword. It is not an official matter. The state was in no way connected with the presentation and Governor McSweeney could have no part in the matter one way or another. THE FACTS IN THE CASE. Inquiry into the matter developed these facts: Lieutenant Governor James H. Tillman is a great personal friend and admirer of Miah Jenkins formerly of the United States Army and he served with distinguished gal lantry in Cuba with the Rough Riders under Col Roosevelt, President Roose velt in his written history and in a let ter to Col. James H. Tillman stated that Maj. Jenkins was the bravest sol dier he had ever seen under fire and complimented Maj. Jenkins in thel highest terms for his distinguished gallantry while in the fight in Cuba. Col. James. H. Tillman who was in command of the First S. C. regiment, who later on became lieutenant gov ernor got up the idea of presenting a sword to Maj. Jenkins, and-went about, the arrangement on his own account. -MIe raised the money with which to ~purchase the sword from about 15 or -20 well known citizens of the state. GEN. H AMPTON HELPS. After the sword had been purchased, Gen. Hampton was solicited to select from tLe letter of President Roosevelt one or two expressions of commenda tion and Gen. Hampton took a great deal of pleasure in selecting two sent ences that were written by President Roosevelt and which are now engraved on the scabbard of the sword. It was the intention of President Roosevelt to be in Charleston on the 12th of February, but on account of the ill ness of his son he could not be there. President Roosevelt, it was announced, was to have delivered the sword to his friend and comrade, Maj. Jenkins, and the statement is made that President Roosevelt accepted with a great deal of pleasure the invitation to deliver the sword. When the president had to abandon his trip, nothing more was .said of the matter until Wednesday, when the unexpected telegram was re <ceived. -WHERE THE SWORD IS. The sword is now in the Carolina 'Sational Bank, under the direction of Lieutenant Governor Tillman, and it :appears that, as he has raised the -fund with which to purchase the :sword, he has taken charge of the ar :rangements for its presentation and custody. As far as It is known none of the contributors to the fund have Ibeen consulted with reference to the change of the original plans as to the presentation of the sword. 0o1. Till man has made all of the arrangements so far and presumably takes the posi tion that he has a right to change his - mind after the president recalled the - Prince Henry Dinner Invitation, and no one other than Col. Tillman had anything to do with the telegram to President Roose felt, if it was really sent. It is In no way a State matter or one in which the State has any part offcially or otherwise. CHARLEsTON INDIGNANT. The Charleston correspondent of the Columbia State says Lieut. Gov. Tillman J. H. Tillmnan's action In asking the president to withdraw his acceptance of the invitation to pre sent the sword to Maj. Micah Jenkins is generally, and among some people, very severely condemned. in Charles ton. It is feared that the action of the lieutenant governor will hurt the exposition and may be the means of calling off the proposed trip of the presi dent toCharleston. There is a feeling al so that the army officer may be hurt by the action of Lieut Gov. Tillman. Maj. Jenkins has been especially be friended by President Roosevelt and although the officer has had no part in the present, regrettable affair, there are fears that the president's displea sure at the contributors to the sword fund. on whom Lieut. Gov. Tillman throws the blame for his act, may have some effect on the relations exist ing between the president and the army otficer. It has been suggested that Maj. Jenkins refused to accept the sword, save from the hands of President Roosevelt, but this would be rather an ungracious act to the con tributors. and he would probably not care to do it. At all events the affair is sorely regretted by every one in Charleston and it is desired that the people of the State and the country should understand that Charleston has had nothing to do with the action of Lieut. Gov. Tillman, save to con demn it. ROOSEVELT MAY NOT COMB. A dispatch from Washington says the action of Lieut. Gov. Tillman of South Carolina. in withdrawing the invitation to President Roosevelt to present a sword to a SouLh Carolina officer for volunteer services in the Spanish war has caused considerable doubt as to whether President Roose velt will visit the Charleston exposition as he intended to do. Today a number of telegrams on the subject were re ceived at the White House from South Carolina and other States. It can be stated that the telegram of L ieut. Gov. Tillman has been received at the White House and that no atteition whatever has been paid to it. The president has not yet considered what effect it may have on his proposed visit to the exposition at Charleston. THlE EXPOSITION COMPANY ACTS. .t a meeting of the board of direc tors of the Exposition company Friday night, Col. J. H. Tillman's message to President Roosevelt was fully dis cusscd and the following resolutions unanimously adopted: "Resolved, That the president of the expostion company be and hereby is requested to communicate at once with his excellency, Theodore Roose velt, the presidenl of the United States, and extend to him the cordial greetings and good wish&s of this board of directors, with assurances that we look forward to his promised visit to the exposition with the great est pleasure and that he will receive from our people the warmest wel come. "Resolved, further, That the Presi dent be informed that this board of directors deny any responsibility for the recent communication made by Col. J. H. Tillman to President Roose velt and express their utter lack of sympathy with his action in that mat ter." A committee was appointed by the board of directors to convey this ac tion to President Roosevelt. WHAT COL. TILLMAN SAYS. In an interview with a State report er at Edgefield on Friday Col. Till man said: "I regret very much that I am compelled to make any further statement in regard to this matter. I do not see why it has called forth so much comment, but I do not propose to be placed in the light, by my con duet, of having been the cause of President Roosevelt's decision not to attend the Charleston exposition. If such construction has been placed upon either by him or the people of Charleston, I deplore it deeply. He may, howvever, make this the pretext of not attending the exposition. but it cannot be the cause. ~ Iamiin-no way connected with the expositioi ogicial ly or otherwise except as a Sooth Caro Unan who is proud of It anidrants to see it succeed. I in no way:.'attempt ed to rVthe expositipnauthori tiesin~ m to the resident, and-it ,7so construed. ithout intentin' bauchi ng my Twords. The matte o he presenta.tidnt of the sword by President Roosevelto~ Major Jenkiin was purely a priva.te'and so cial concern with ivhichf tliose who are now loud in their criticisnikme .had] nothing to.do.".~ INJURING THE STAS:. The Columbia State says :the Till man-Roosevelt incident is s#1illbeing much talked of and is dep~red on every side because of the gtiry it is calculated to do the State and the Charleston exposition. Indeed it has attracted such widespread attention that the governor, who, as previously stated, did not wish to have anythi-ng to do with the matter, Friday sent the following telegram to the Presi dent with the sole purpose of setting the State of South Carolina right in the matter: President Theodore Roosevelt, Execu tive Mansion, Washington, D. C.: It was my intention not to have anything to say about the telegram sent you by the Hon. James H. Till man, withdrawing the request for you to present the sword to Maj. Micah Jenkins. but as undue importance and publicity have been attached to it, I beg to say that the telegram sent you was not authorized by the. State, and that the lieutenant governor did not speak otticially for the State or the people in his action. .His telegram to you was purely a personal matter, and neither the State nor the people should be held responsible in any way for his attitude. -M. B. McSweeney,. Governor. In the past 24 hours telegrams from all parts of the country have been pour-. ing into Columbia and the governor has gotten a number. Boys Run Away. Four young boys from 12 to 16 years ran away from their homes at Green wood Thursday. The anxious parents have so far failed to locate them. Two of the boys are brother~s, dark skinned and dark haIr, the third boy is light haired; the fourth boy is very frail and has dark hair. Three wear knee pants. It is believed that they left Greenwood on the north bound Seaboard freight. Any information about these four boys should be sent to the chief police of Greenwood. It will be greatly appreciated by their parents. Death to Mosquitos, The New Jersey Assembly. after a long and humorous debate, has passed the mosquito extermination bill by a vote of 48 to 9. The bill appropriates $10,000 to the State experiment sta tion for the purpose of making a scientitic investigation of the habits. origin and breeding places of the mosquito and their relation to mala rial and other diseases: The money is to be expended by the State ento WILL BE CENSURED. That Is What the Committee Agreed on in the Case of TILLMAN AND MeLAURIN. Suspension Was Abandoned Becanso the Democrats Threatened an Indefinite Debate in the Senate on the Case. The sub-committee of the senate committee on privileges and elections which was appointed Wednesday to formulate a proposition for the proper punishment of Senators Tillman and McLaurin of South Carolina for their offense to the Senate of last Saturday, practically concluded on Thursday to recommend that the two senators be severely censured for their conduct and to limit the punishment to cen sure. The sub-committee consists of Senators Burrows, Hoar and Foraker, Republicans, and Senators Pettus and Bailey, Democrats. All were present at the early part of the meeting but Senator Bailey was compelled by indis position to leave the conference before Its close. Thursday's meeting was a very har monious one and little difference of opinion developed. The Republican members of the sub-committee did not themselves contend for a resolution suspending the two senators but rep resented that there were some Repub lican niembers of the full committee who adhere to the opinion that through suspension only can adequate punishment be meted out to the of fending members. Senator Beveridge is understood to be among the most strenuous advocates of this form of proceeding and Senator MeComas is is inclined to agree with him. Some doubt is expressed as to whether they will unite in a report limiting the punishment to censure. On the other hand some of the Democratic members made it very plain that they not only would not agree in committee to the reporting f of a resolution of suspension but that t if such a resolution should be present ed to the senate by a majority of the committee they would resist its adop tion by the senate to the extent of in sisting upon prolonged debate. The 1 Republicans, members of the commit tee, and also many Republican sena tors who are not members of the com mittee, have given very serious atten- c tion to this possibility of delay In the senate, and there is no doubt that it is having a pronounced influence on t the disposal of the question. They recognize the fact that if so disposed the minority can obstruct all legisla tion for an indefinite time and proba- I bly continue the present session of congress far into the summer. Some 9 of them also hold the view that cen sure Is a more. severe and certain form I of punishment than suspension. These e are the reasons which have led the a Republican members of the sub-com- ' mittee to agree to a resolution of cen sure, and nothing is left to complete the proceedings but to secure the as- 1 sent of their Republican colleagues who are not members of the sub-coin- 1 mittee. The matter has been left e open. for consultation with them, and I while the full committee has been I alled to meet Friday at half past 10 t 'clock the sub-committee will meet i half an hour previous to that time. This will afford opportunity to notify the Democrats if there should be a I hange of programme. There has been considerable discus- 1 sion of the matter of a differentation f the punishment of the two senators, some of the Republiean members hold ing out strongly for a more severe re buke to Senator Tillman than to Sena- ~ tor MciLaurin, because they hold that E the offense of striking a fellow sena tor was greater than that of his col league, who gave the provocation to the blow, but this course has been practically abandoned so far as the sub-commr'" ee is concerned, and bothS will, be equally reprimanded. It also as: been virtually decided that no1 apology shall be exacted from the sen ators, the reason for eliminating and the requirement of that kind being found in the fact that senators gener ally fear such enforced apologies might not amount .to apologies .aft~er all. The Democratic members of the comn mittee have suggested that the cen sure should be In very severe language, and, if anything, have been inclined to be more caustic than their Republi publican colleagues. It is the desire of all members of the committee to find .a course of action that will be; ac ceptable to the entire senate, and the only difficulty now appears to be to secure the consent of those Republi-1 cans who believe the occasion calls for more than~ mere words of rebuke. The resolution will impose on the president of the senate the task of administering the reprimand. THE TWO sENATORs CENsURErD. Senators McLaurin and Tillman of South Carolina Friday were severely censured by the United States Senate for their recent little scrap. Imme- 1 diately after the senate convened Fri- 1 day, Mr. Burrows, chairman of the committee on privileges and elections, to which the McLaurin-Tillman con troversy had been referred, reported the resolution censure framed by a majority of the committee. A brief statement was presented by Senators Bailey, Blackburn, Pettus, Foster and Dubois, Democratic mem bers of the committee, dissenting from some of the conclusions of the majori ty. They agreed, however, to the resolution offered. A minority report was presented by Senators McComas, Beveridge and Pritchard, Republitans, who maintained that the adoption of a resolution of censure was not sufil cient punishment. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 54 to 12. When Mr. Tillman's name was caused he added a new sensation to the proceedings by rising and saying with ill concaled emotion: "Among gentlemen an apology for an offense committed under heat of blood is usu ally considered sufficient." At the request of Mr. Burrows the statement of Tillman was read by the clerk. Instantly the South Carolina senator disclaimed any intention of bing offensive to the senate and said that if they were so considered he would withdraw them. The chair (Mr. Frye) said that by unanimous consent they might be withdrawn, but Mr. Dietrich of Nebraska, objected. The Includent was closed without further comment The following is the resolution sub n'itted by the committees and which was adopted as stated: "That it is the judgement of the senate that the senators from South Carolina, Benjamin R. Tillman and John L. McLaurin, for disorderly be havior and tiagrant violation of the rules of the senate during the open session of the senate on the 22d day- of February, mst., deserve the censure of the senate and they are hereby censured for their breach of the priv ileges and dignity of this body; and rrom and after the adoption of this re ;olntion the order adjudging them in 3ontempt of the senate shall be no longer in force and effect." The report of the majority of the 3ommittee said the offences of the two ;enators were not of equal gravity, but hat they thought that both senators ;hould be censured alike. The Demo 3ratic members of the committee dis sented from some of the report, but tpproved of the resolution of censure. A minority of the Republicans wanted rillman punished severer than Me Laurin. They recommended that enator McLaurin be suspended from ais functions as a senator for five days Lnd that Senator rillman be suspend d for twenty days. The adoption of the majority report mnds the matter, and Tillman and Me r.!urin are in good standing once nore. TRAGEDY AND ROMIANCE. Wbite Man and Negro Hanged in Ashevilby for Burglary. At Ashvilie, N. C., Wednesday DudleyJohnson and Ben Foster were ianged at 12.30 for burglary. The odies were given a church burial dur ng the afternoon. Burglarly at night n North Carolina is a capital offense 6nd Wednesday's executions were the Inal chapter In a case attended by nany exciting incidents, in which a iance came to a hospital and married h6 man the burglars were believed to iave wounded to the death, and whose >ravery called forth a letter of praise rom Emory Smith, at that time post naster general. Four men conspired o rob the combined postoffice and tore kept by Samuel Alexander at mma, a little hamlet a few miles listant from Asheville, on the night if Feb. 1, 1901. Alexander was called to the door un ler pretext of buying groceries and at he point of a revolver was searched ,nd disarmed. He was then forced to pen the safe. Dudley Johnson white) and Ben Foster (colored) were aside the store, and Russell Gates white) and Harry Mill (colored) were uarding the outside. Johnson was tolding a revolver at Alexander's ead when his attention was distract d momentarily. Like a flash Alex ,nder seized the revolver and snapped b at Johnson. They grappled and it rs not until Alexander had been shot wice and repeatedly stabbed that he )st consciousness. Citizens were at racted by the shooting and the burg rs ran. Later they were captured1 nd removed to Charlotte for safe1 :eeping. For weeks Alexander, the ero, lingered at death's door. In he meantime his fiance went to him ad they were married. The people < aade up a purse for them. The post aster general wrote Alexander a i ersonal letter thanking him and ex-( ressing the highest admiration for1 ts bravery. The four men were con icted of burglary and condemned to ie on August 7. Gov. Aycock was1 esieged with petitions for clemency rom all parts of the United StatesI ,nd finally'a short time ago commut d the sentence of Gates and Mills to Eprisonment for life. Horse and Mule Meat for Food. The assistant state food commis oner of Illinois has just made the tartling announcement that the flesh f horses, mules and donkeys Is sold In rge quantities In Chicago as "leef." tpart from the Influence of the Imag aation on the palate, It can be con eived that a healthy, weli fed young orse or a mule which Is not the vet ran of too many wars could be con erted Into an article of food as cleanly ,nd wholesome as that -obtained from he hog. The Idea 'of exposing for ale horse roasts or donkey steaks Is tot in Itself particularly startling, but his food officer asserts that the quine slaughter houses work up into ood old and infirm and even diseased nimals. "Ringboned, spavined and ore footed nags and even those that ave the glanders"~ are killed and sold or food, says the commissioner. If his he true, it is plainly the duty of he llinois food commission to prompt y haul up the offenders before the riminal courts. The allegation of uch things points out the necessity f applying to the meat trade the oleo nargarine rule. Horse meat should >e so branded and marked that those ho wish equine steaks or roasts can et them at horse meat prices and hose who want real beef can be cer ain that they are not getting the flesh >f horses and mules. Low Rates Allowed. March 20 Is to be "South Carolina ay" at the Charleston exposition. ecently the legislature adopted a ~oncurrent resolution asking the rail oads to make low rates for the occa ion. Copies of the resolution were ~ent to the authorities of the railroad ines by the governor. Friday that of icial was formally notified that cheap :ates would be allowed on all lines. 'he tickets will be sold from all points >n March 19 and for morning trains >n the 20th, scheduled to reach Char eston before noon of that day, and :he limit will be three days. Lost Mines Found. Spanish annals declare that between 1600 and 1700 the Tapaya mines In bexico produced 880,000,000 and af ter that the Indian slaves employed in them murdered the Spanish owners a~nd the mines were lost. On old Spanish maps they appear in north western Mexico, about fifty leagues from the sea, and near the town of Dos Pilates. They have now been re dcovere nar Ciantegrnita. THE NEW LAWS. Work of the General Assembly at Its Late Session. ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS Of a General Character Passed by the Legislature and Published for the Convenience of the People. We publish below the acts and joint resolutions of a general character passed by the legislature at the late session. There was one hundred and seventy-nine acts and joint resolutions of all kinds passed during the session, but many of them were of a purely lo cal character, and are therefore omit ed from the list published below. The work of the legislature this year has been largely of a negative character that is, discussing and killing meas ures that were introduced. Of the new laws few of them are of great importance. The greatest in terest centered in the new jury law, the new road law and the new county government law, which were made ne cessary by the decisions of the courts declaring the old laws to be unconsti tutional. The new laws on these sub jects were prepared with a great deal of care but it remains to be seen if they will stand the tests of the courts. Taken all in all the work of the legis lature has not been of very great im portance, but many of the laws passed were necessary and timely. The fol lowing are the acts of general interest: An act to fix compensation of coun ty officers. An act to further regulate the work ng and maintaining the higt:ways. An act to prevent the sale cf certain xplosive firecrackers. An act to protect keepers of board ng houses. . An act to provide school books for ertain school districts. An act to license manufacturers, ottlers or dealers in mineral waters ind other non-alcoholic beverages, the clusive use of kegs, boxes, crates and >ottles owned by them and rendered apable of identification by the name )f the owner, or other distinguishing nark, stamped, stencilled, engraved, ut in or in any other manner fixed 5hereon. An act to amend section 981 of the evised statutes of 1893 so as to ex :mpt dentists from jury duty. An act to prevent the altering or emoving land marks. An act to require public ginners to :eep their books for inspection. An act to exempt school trustees rom road duty. An act to amend sections 4 and 5 of ,n act entitled "An act to require the upervisors of the State to publish uarterly reports, so as to make the aid act general, and so as t:o repeal nconsistent acts and parts of acts." An act to allow all farm products to e marketed in any town in t:ais State rithout license. An act providing a procedure to en ble the attorney general to secure estimony in relation to violation of he anti-trust laws. An act to prohibit pools, trusts and onopolies. An act to provide for the running f public schools on a cash basis. An act to authorize the county ,reasurer and county superintendents f the several counties to borrow oney for any fiscal year to pay school :laims of said year. An act in relation to the enrollment y county and township of citizens of south Carolina who rendered military )r :aaval service to the Confederate itates. An act to amend section 3 of an act o provide for pensions for certain sol es and sailors, now residents of iouth Carolina, who were in the ser rice of the State or of the Confederate itates; in the, late war between the itates, so far as it relates to widows of onfederate soldiers and sailors. An act creating a county pension ~omissioner, defining his duties. An act to amend an act to exempt soldiers and sailors in the service of he State of South Carolina, or of the onfederate States, in the war be ween the States from taking out 11 ~ense as hawker and peddler, by mak ng same apply to towns and cities. An act to regulate county aid to ex onfederate soldiers, and to prevent their disfranchisement. A joint resolution to provide for the purchase of 300 copies of the Confed crate Woman's books. An act to amend an act to declare the law in reference to the duty of the county auditor when a false or im proper return for taxation is made. An act to provide for the repair of artificial limbs of certain citizens of the State who were soldiers In the war between the States. An act to prohibit the wearing of the Southern Cross by those not entitl ed to do so. An ace to amend sections 1065, 1066 nd 1067 of the code relating to pen ions. A joint resolution to extend the ime for paying the taxes for the fis al year 1901 to March 31st, 1902, without penalty. A joint resolution to extend the ime for the payment of commutation a in lieu of labor on roads for the year 1902 to March 31st, 1902, with ut penalty. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to raise revenue for the sup port of the State govenment by the levy and colletion of a tax on in omes," approved 5th day of March, An act to extend the time for the payment of taxes levied and assessed for the fiscal year 1901, to pay judg ments obtained and entered upon township bonds issued in aid of rail roads, and interest and principal of such bonds not reduced to judgment, when the railroad has not been com pleted through the township as pro jcted, to March 1st, 1903, without penalty. An act to amend section 399 of the revised statutes of 1893, relating to t~e seizure and sale of a defaulting taxpayer's estate as heretofore amend ed by act N~o. 349, approved 20th wahrary. 1901. An act to declare contracts entered into to evade the payment of taxes to be against public policy. An act to repeal section 276 of the statutes of 1882, and to fix the time for the payment of taxes, assessments and penalties. An act to amend section 334 of the revised statutes relating to the collec tion of taxes without being stayed by' the process of court. An act to prohib't hand-cars and lever cars being left within 50 yards of any public crossing, and to fix the penalty therefor. An act to authorize the consolida tion or merger of the capital stocks, franchises and properties of the Ashe ville and Spartanburg Railroad com pany, the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad company, the South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Extension com pany and the Carolina Midland Rail way company under the laws of this State, and to authorize and empower such consolidated company to make a lease of its railroad properties and franchises to the Southern Railway company. An act to provide the measure of damages to which any common car rier may be held for the conversion to its own use of any property held by it on consignment or in course of con signment. An act to provide the manner in which owners or projectors of any rail road companies, incorporated under the laws of other states or counties, may become incorporated In this State. An act to require all railroad com panies doing business in this state to provide spittoons In passenger cars. An act to further define connecting lines of common carriers and fix their liabilities. An act prescribing the manner in which cities and towns may extend their charters of incorporation. An act to amend section 1 of "An act to provide for incorporation of towns of not less than 1,000 nor more than 5,000 inhabitants," approved 5th March ,1898. An act to declare the code as sub mitted by the code commissioner of South Carolina to the only general statutory law of the State. An act to amend section 345 of the code of civil procedure of 1893 with re gard to appeals. An act to declare the law with re gard to reference in acts to statutes codified in the laws of 1902. An act to define train robbing and fix the punishment therefor. An act fixing the salaries of circuit solicitors. An act to regulate the drawing, em paneling and term of service of jurors In the circuit courts of this State. An act to amend section 2475 of the general statutes of this State, being section 132 of vol. 2, revised statutes of 1893, relating to kidnapping, by ex tending the provisions of said section to any case of taking away a minor without consent of parent or guar dian. An act to establish congressional districts in the State. A joint resolution proposing to amend section 1 of article 7 of the con stitution of 1895 relating to counties and county governments. Ah act to amend section of an act o regulate the carrying, manufac ure and sale of pistols, by striking ut certain words and inserting other ords In lieu thereof. An act to fix the times of holding ourts of the seventh judicial circuit f this State. A~n act to amend sections 1361, 1365,j 368 and 1373 of the revised statutes f South Carolina 1893, relating to ilotage. An act to require certain agricultur-1 al investigation and experimentation n the coast region by Clemson col ege. An act to establish Lee county. An act to provide for payment of osts of criminal cases transferred from one county to another. An act to amend section 2491 gen ral statutes of 1882, appearing as sec ion 148 of volume 2 of the revised riminal statutes of 1893. An act to amend an act to regulate he rate of interest upon contracts rising In this State for the hiring or ending or use.of money or other com odity. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend section 431, volume , revised statutes 1893, so as to pro hbit sale and shipping of partridges for five years." so as to include deer. and wild turkeys within its provisions. An act to exclude from our State ospital for the Insane foreign Idiots and lunatics and to provide for their isposition when found in this State. An act to amend section 1684 of the evised statutes of the State of South arolina of 1893. An act to amend section 1919 of the eneral statutes of the State of South arolina, being section 2041 of the re ised statutes of this State, relating to the appraisement of the personal state of Intestates, by allowin the ap raisement to be made by qualified letors. An act to amend section 40 of the eneral statutes of 1882 of the State of South Carolina, appearing as section 1 of the revised statutes of 1893, as amended by act No- 718, approved 18th December, 1894, so as to add the Uni-1 ersity of the South to the list of in-] stitutions of learning to receive copies f the act and joint resolutions of this1 State. An act to amend section 2852 of the cd relating to the persons for whose Penefit civil actions for wrongful acts ausing death may be brought. 1 An act to require the State treas rer to write of his books certain1 bonds entered on said boohs as old bonds not fundable (act of 1896.) 1 An act to amend the act in relation to the proof of recorded instruments other than wills.] An act to amend an act preventing< patent medicine venders from plying their vocation. An act to regulate the catching and sale of oysters, clams and terrapins and to provide a county inspector. An act relating to dispensary pro fits. An act to regulate the qualification of non-resident executors. An act to provide for the preserva tion of valuable historical documents and papers of the State. An act to abolish the odice of phos phate commissioner. A n as to provide for the purchase of 50 copies of the second two volumes of the History of South Carolina, by Edward McCrady. An act (3091 of the code of 1902) re lating to the publication of legal no tices. An act to amend the law in the re lation to the names and locations of the votiong precincts in the State. An act regulating the fee to be charged by circuit court stenographers for transcripts of testimony. . An act to amend section 2882, vol. 1, of the code, relating to the rednction to writing of certain testimony. An act to correct a clerical error in the dispcnsary law. An act toraise supplies for the per diem and mileage of the members and employes of the general assembly. An act to make appropriations for the State government for the fiscal year 1902. An act to raise suplies for the county and State governments for the fiscal year 1902. SOUTH CAROLINA DAY On W.ilch All the People Are Asked to Gather at Charleston The 20th of March has been set aside as South Carolina Day at the Charleston Exposition, and the effort is being made to secure a large atten dance from all over the State. There will be an entertaining and attractive programme, of course, and reduced rates have been secured. On the return of the legislature from their visit to the exposition, the fol lowing joint resolution was adopted, and expresses fully the views of the members as to the exposition: Whereas the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition company did extend an invitation to the general assembly of South Carolina to visit the exposition now being held in the city of Charleston under the endorse ment of the State of South Carolina, and Whereas the general assembly did accept said invitation, and visited the said exposition on the 7th and 8th of February, inst., and Whereas the members of the gen eral assembly deem it proper to ex press to the board of directors of the exposition company and to the people f the State at large their opinion of the said exposition, be it therefore Resolved, That having viewed the exposition, the grounds, buildings and exhibits therein contained, we unhesi atingly and unqualifiedly say to the management of the exposition, and to he people of South Carolina, that we round the exposition in every respect far in excess of our expectations, and that in many ways there are object essons to be seen at the exposition which are of advantage to every citi z.en of our State. Resolved, That it is the opinion of the general assembly that a special South Carolina day should be named, ind March 20th is suggested as a suit ible day, and it is recommended to the people of the entire State that they issemble at the exposition on. that -ate and inspect the resource4 and in lstries of our State, so fully exhib ted in South Carolina's building, as ell as view the great industries and ~esources of other sections of our ~ountry, and to be able to judge im artially of a city and its people who ~onceived and carried through a pro ect which will unquestionably be of reat advantage to the entire State mnd its people. Resolved, further, That the governor e, and he is hereby, authorized and equested to have these resolutions ublished throught the State, and to rrange through the State exposition ommission for such public exercises mf the exposition grounds as he may ieem necessary on that date. The management of the exposition ~ompany have accepted the suggestion ~or March 20th as "State Day" and 2ave arranged with the railroad lines running into the city for exceedingly ow rates from all points throughout he State to Charleston for this oc ~ason. These rates will be published n a few days. A Lucky Woman. The federal court of appeals at N~ew rleans on Wednesday sustained Mrs. Annie E. Snow's claim to one-eigh beenth life interests In the wells in the Veatch survey, the richest portion of he Beaumont oil fields. Mrs. Snow seeps a small hotel in California and aid no attention to the waste lands intil oil was discovered when she set lp her claim for the share inherited brough her children. Some of the ~omprnies compromised with her, but thers fought the case through the ~ourts to lose in the end. There are lready 120 wells on the survey, and n addition to the compromises, it is ~ad she will receive about $5,000 a nonthi. The court appointed T. Tal aferro, of Houston, auditor to keep iccounts and make returns of Mrs. snow's share through the courts. To iay's decision is final. Five People Murdered. Wednesday night it was discovered ~hat five of the six members of the Earl family, living 3 miles from Welch, La., had been murdered and hat the head of the house had disap eared. No search has yet been made 'or his body, although it is generally elieved that he has been killed. His wife had the whole front of her face nashed in with some blunt Instrument. )ne of her sons had been shot through he head and the threats of two others ad been cut. iNone of the family had een seen since Thursday last, and It s thought that they were killed on ~hat night. There is no clue to the perpetrator of the dead. The Earls >rginally came from Iowa. To Help the Farmers. The following is a short Act which may interest some of our readers: Section 1. That all products of the arm of this State may be sold in any town or city by the producer of said product or his agent, without said pro ducer being required to pay license to make such sale. Provided, said pro ducer or agent Is not engaged in sell ing the produce of other persons. Sec tion 2. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act be, and the same na hereby repealed. A FINE ARGUMENT Made by Senator Tillman in the United States Senate ON THE PLIPPINE QUESTION In Answer to Senator Spooner's De fence of the Administra tion. It was Full of Sarcasm. The Washington correspondent of The State says when the jammed crowds who witnessed "Ben Hur" at the National Saturday afternoon were making for their homes they heard the cry of the newsboys: "Fight on the Floor of the Senate." "Big Fight Between Senators," and in a little while everybody was talking of the South Carolinians. As one old gen tleman was wading through the slushy snow, which has made Wash Ington like a shallow mill pond, re marked: "I tell you what, South Carolinians will certainly fight-they always will. The interest at that time centered on the fight from a pugilistic standpoint and the merits of the case and the decorum or lack of decorum was not discussed. Mr. Tillman certainly made a re markable speech. One full of bluster ing sarcasm and teeming with points. There was every occasion for It. Wash ington's Farewell Address had just been read and the senate was not yet over the moral ind spectacular effect of Senator Spooner's defense of the administration on Friday. Senator Spooner for fou hours elaborated point after point with all the ability of the masterful pleader, which heisadmitted to be. Tillman followedAut the hour of adjournment coming he continued his argument next day. At first Mr. Tillman was not at his best, but best, but before the minute hand of the clock had gone a quarter of an hour he began an eloquent Philippic, de void of the sensational tirade*which he sometimes effects.' The Republi can senators, however, left the senate with a few exceptions during the first hour of his speech save Chauncey De pew and a few others, and after Mr. Depew had given a few of his distin guished sneezes he too wandered back into the mysterious presence of the marble chamber. Mr. Tillman, how ever, had crowded galleries and he kept them crowded. His most effec tive point was a review of the treat ment of Cuba, when heintimated that the same way the sugar interests were treated In Hawaii they will be treated in Cuba. Then came an attack on the Taft commission about the sedi tion amendment. It was this part of his speech in which his sarcasm came in. As well as a burst of eloquence the effect of which was only lessened by the senator stopping suddenly and iaying "Oh, pshaw, I can't find words to show my contempt for such hypoc Referring to the ladrones and bush whackers and secret societies of the Philippines the senator described KIarion. You'must get human na sure changed before they cease to re sist tyranny and strike for liberty. MacArthur's report was then dis mussed, when the wounded Filippinos w'ere put down as over 1,100 and the difled at over 3,800. Yet, Mr. Till nan continued, allrecords show in all >ther wars that the wounded are gen trally four to one killed. This sim ;ily goes to prove that the Filipinos 2ave been murdered. Then followed L remarkably logical defense of this ;tatement, for Miich he demanded an nyestigation as to the conduct of the var, which investigation the Repub lican majority have hitherto refused Go order. After this came the "Con 3ert Performance," which was treated >f in the Associated Press dispatches. Kfr. Tillman's speech, though perhaps acking in the logical sequence of Mr. Spooner's, was a very effective argu ment against the retention of the Philippines from every standpoint..mi Hle was at his best and had a subJr that demanded his best. It Is the anest speech he has ever delivered in the senate. To Bun for Senate. The Columbia State says Thursday night when visited by a representative af The State and asked If the report that his father, Congressman William Elliott, would be a candidate for the United States senate In the coming prmary, Mr. William Elliott, Jr., of Dolumbia, confirmed the report. He leclined to have more to say of the natter than that he was authorized to confirm the report. Congressman Elliott is at present representing the First congressional district in the ower house of congress. He has served a number of terms In the house mnd is thoroughly familiar with affairs >f State in Washington. His friends predict that he will make a strong race for the senate. Alarming Death Rate. Medical reports state that there is mn alarming death rate among infants throughout Russia. In many places t0 per cent.. 50 per cent., and even more, of the children die in their first Fear. This great mortality is attrib ated mainly to ignorance and neglect. The mothers work in the fields while their little ones are left alone. In yne government the mortality of in rants among Christians is said to be 342.1 per 1,000, while the death rate imong children of Mohammedan pa rents is 140.4 per 1,000. The Moham medan law compels the~ mother to nurse~ her child. Five Trainmen Killed. In a headon collision of passenger trains on the Auburn branch of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Wednesday five trainmen were killed. Two bodies were recover ed from the wreck. The collision ac curred between Amelia and Cayuga where there is a single-track line. The trains were running In opposite di rections and through a mistake of or ders met on the track. Both Engines and several cars were demolished. The wreck still blocks the trafflic. No passengere were hurt.