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VOL. XX. MANN[NG, S. CG. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY1690.O16 WITH US AGAIN. The Opening of the General Assembly in Columbia. WHALLEY IS SPEAKER Of the House and Col. L Blease is President Protem of the Senate. All tie Old Officers Are Re-elected in Both Houses. The Legislature of South Cirolina met in annual session on Tuesday of last week, and both Houses orgnized without any trouble and got down to work. The gallery and floor of the House vare crowded when Mr. Thcs. C. Hamer, acting clerk, rapped for order at noon and asked for the elaction of a tea.orary chanrma Mr. John G Richards, Jr.. nominat ed Mr. Frank B. Gary of Abbeville. Mr. Gary was unanimously elected and on taking the chair ordered the calling of the roll. Messrs. Courtenay of Aiken, Doar of Georgetown and Gause of Williamsburg were absent. There was one ray of humor in the otherwise routine and dull proceed ings. Mr. Hamer caled the roll frcm I the newspaper list printed some time i ago and when Clarendon was reached read the name of D. L. Green. There was no answer and he was about to be marked absent when a member of j the delegation ino1 med the clerk 1 that Mr. Green failed of re-electcn. The election of speaker came next. 1 Mr. J. P. Gibson of Malboro, in a short speech nominated Mr. McColl. j It was secon~led by Mr. Crft o1 i Aiken. Mr. George F. von Kolnltz of Char leston placed before the assembly the I name of Mr. Richard S. .Whaley. which was seconded by Mr. Fraser of j Sumter. 1 Dr. J. H. Miller of Laurens nomi nated Mr. J. W. Nash, which was seconde. by Mr. M. W. Walker of I Spartanturg. The romination then I clobed. Me&rs. 'Ton K Anitz, R-cbards nd Killer were appointed elUers. . On the tirst b&iot the vote stood as follows: 1 Whaley 55 votes, McCall 50 votes C and Nash 13 votes. As it took 59 1 votes to elect there vias no election en i the frst ballot, and another ballot ( was ordered. 1 Mr. Walker then withdrew the name of Mr. Nash and the second c ballot resulted as follows: WHALEY. Arnold, Aull, Banks, Beattie, A.. G. Brice, Bryan, Carey, Carrington, Clary, Clinkacales, Cosgrove, Cothran, Cox, DeVore, J. B. Dodd, T. H, Dodd. Fraser, Frost, W. J. Gibson, Greer, Gyles, Hall, Harley, Hemphill, Hin ton, Hydrick, Johnstone, Kellahan, Lawson, .Legare, McArthur, Mann'. Marshall, Nash, Nesbilt Nichols, Nicholson, Niver, Parker, Paliterson, Reaves, Rucker, Saye, Scarborough, Sellers, Shipp, D. L. Smith, Kartz, P. Smith, Spivey, Stinlwen, homas, Todd, Vanderhorst, Verm r, von Xolnitz, Wade, Walker, Wallace, White, Wiggins, Wimberley, Win gard, Yeldell, Yonmans-64.J McCoLL. Ayer, Bailey, Ballentine, Bethune, Boyd, Brantley, T. S. Brice, Cannon, Carson, Carwile, Croft, Culler, Der ham, Dick, Dingle, Dixon, Douglass, Dowling, Epg. Epting, Garris, Gary, T. P. Gibson, Glaiscook, Goodwin,C Harman, Iarrls, Harrison, Hughes, Jones, Kershaw, Kirven, Lane, Lea ter, Leisner, Little, McKeown, Mc Master, Miley, Miller, Morrell, Nor on, Richards, Richardson, Robinson, Sawyer, scruggs, Snarpe, Slaughter, 3. E Smith, Stubbs, Tatum, Tomp kins, Woods, Wyche-55, Not voting-Whaley, McColl. Total vote 119. Necessary to elect 60. Mr. McColl was congratulated upon the large vote which he received. His. friends now olaim that he was a win her up to 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Whaley's friends counted 53 votes for him Monday night and he recelv ed 54 on the first ballot. It might be hard to say to what extent the dispensary Issue was work ed. Both sides used It, and neither' side claims to have raised the distur hnce. Messrs. Hemphll, Johnston and Carey were appointed a committes to escort Mr. Whaley to the chair and the house arose as the newely elected' speaker came down the aisle and tookhis seat. Mr. Whaley's remarks were short but the thanks he gave were sincere. THE OTHER ELECTIONS. The other elections were unani mous, but under the law the roll had to be cafled in each case. Mr. Thomas C. Hamner was no minated for clerk by Mr. 3. P. Gib-1 son and seconded by a number of members. Mr. Hammer is commeno-1 Ing his ninth year as clerk and duri ig that time has given universal satisfaction and seldom has opposi tion. During his service he has never lost or misplaced a paper or bill despite the constanb demand on his time. Mr. John S. Withers of 'Ohester was nominated by Mr. 3. B. Wingard. Mr. Withers is the oldest attache of the house and this session is the be ginning of his 15th year. Mr. John S. Wilson was omani mously re-elected sergeant-at-arms, his being his fifth year, He haes never been opposed. Rev. B. N. k'ratt, who was re elected chaplain, is the pastor of the Second Baptist churchi1. this city and is well know to both the old and the new members of the house. It was then after 2 o'clock and sev ral of the members wanted to ad journ. A motion was made to that efect 'when some one called the at tnton of the body to the fact that 'the governor and senate had not been notified of the organizasion of the body. The senate had adjourned an honr praviously and the governor had been wating o-i the n'essage from tovse i his o1ice downs'airs 1esar*. Harrison, Frscr ar.d W'ksr were appointed a committee to wait on the governor and notify him. IN TnE SENATE. There was little of particular inter. est In the opening of the State senate, except for the introduction and adoD tion of the ready-made committees. These committee assignments were made up at a caucus Monday evening. Senator C. L. Blease was elected prcsident pro tem of the senate. Gan. a. R. Hemphili, clerk; Mr. W. H. Stewart, reading clerk, and Col. J. F. Schumpert, sergeant-at arms, a capa ble and efficient trio were re-elected without opposition. The Rev. A. N. B-unson, pastor of the Main Street Methodist church, wss elected chap lain over Rev. J. P. Knox, pastor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian caurch, by one vote. Everybody was sworn In including all the new senators, and even the doorkeeper. There was some de murrer entered when the question of swearing in the chaplain came up, but he got a chance to make the i oath too. Mr. M. M. Mann of i Florence was appointed assistant I cerk. Mr. J. R. McGhee of Green- I wood bill clerk and Mr. G. E. Moore I ? Honea Path jurnal clerk, and Mr. I W. Eugene Cook secretary to the pr. sident. In the electicn for president pro tem, Senators Ot'.s and Sinkler asked o be excused from voting, saying hey would spread their reasons on the face of the journal. It was un !erstocd that they objected to the mucus plan of selection, not only in ihis instance, but in the case of the ommittees also. Senators Bass and [sibert also asked to be excused from rting, but gave no reasons publialy. When the lit of committess was ent up, Senator Stackhouse asked ie suspension of rule 19, ard all the ,hairmen were elseted at the same lime. The usual formalities of sending t nessages to the house and the gover or were gone through with and thb ovenor's message was also read. Senator Graydon made a fine start y introducing a bill to create a com nlzion to fix up the State house rounds, the bill carrying an aporo )rttion of $30,000 with it. Senator i. J. Johnson submitted a resolution ndorsing Harvie Jordan and Livings ion of Georgia in their efforts to :eap the New York cotton exchange rom making fraudulent use of the S Seaator Bease introduced a resolu Ion endorsing the action of the presi ent in the Brownsville affair upon t he recommendation of Gen. Garling- a on, and rcquesting that the South G Larlina senators "stand by those iwo offieials in the discharge of their t u, e so far as this affair Is concern- t id." Copies are to be sent to Roose elt, Garlington, Latimer and Till f an. P -csident John T. Sloan presided 9 nd will remain in the chair until he I ur -s over the gavel to Lieut.-Gov. a IoLvod. Although a year has elapsed a inca the last session, the president semed to be as ready with parlia- C noe tary usage as ever and dispatch- a d business with his usual celerity I ~nd unfailing oourtesv. aB WAS CAUGHT. I. Negro Tries to Evade Debt by Don ning Woman's attire. Taie Charleston correspondent of a ~he State relates a queer story of ow a negro tried to dodge a debt. )sused at a woman, Sidney W. Ku-ves, colored, of Greeleyville, Wil- C amburg county, was arrested [htursday afternoon by the police on hapel street and Friday morning enenced by the recorder to pay a I ne of $20 or spend 30 days in jtil.~ "Miss" Burgess obtained board at colored Inn on Alexander street on 'ue.day night. "She" was on her ay to Florida, where employment as waiting for "her." A licensed gent at Kingstree furnished the mon y for transportation andt board. The Laguse was employed because Bur ess owed 860 under lien to Clarence t ontgomery of Greeleyville,. Sdney Burgess' crop failed this ear and he found himself In debt g 175. He paid, he said, all but 850 of his amount and tried t0 make ar azgements to pay the rest. The agent ~ t Kingsbree told Burgess that he ould pay the balance of the deut and et him work In Florida. He sugges- e ed to Burgess that he don woman's ~lothes so that he could get out of ihe State all right. B-irgess wore ablack hat with two ett~ers In it, a black waist and a 2 aico skirt. His form looked not vn or lifting, remining one of a lackage of socks with a string about ht middle. He was not of a stout nakz-up, and having a clean shaven !aee, with rather feminine features, as much like a woman in appear incs. It was his voice that gave him1i way to the boarders and led to his rrst. Mr. Montgomery of Greeleyville has sen communicated with by the chief i police here and probably the fine of he negro will be paid so that he can o back home and finish working out i~s debt. Almanacs Discredited. The weather bureau of the depart nent of agriculture Issues an leono elastic bulletin in which It states t.t long-range weather forecasts as based on tne position of the planets, phases of the moon, stellar influences, or by the observations of animals, birds and plants have no legitimate bis. This all means that the tradi tional groundhog, goose bone, changes of the moon and other time-honored eather indications as a matter of fact have nothing to do with the weather, and therefore must be elimi osted from the calculations of the far mer who wants to be up-to-date. Wealtha Producers. The achievements of the American farmers last year were on such a pro digious scale th2at Secretary Wilson ould hardly find words to describe :hew in his annual report. It is esti mated that the value of farm produots tooted up to $7,000,000,000, a tremen dous sum to be added to the wealth of . nein in e ar. 1IN. B. E. LEE, HIS BIRTHDAY WILL BE CELE BRATED NEXT SATURDAY In All Parts of the South by the People He Loved and Served. The observance of the centenial of the birthdav of Gen. Robert E. Lee will take place on Jac.. 19, which is next Saturday week. All over the South commemorative exercises wil be held and in Columbia the day will be observed very generally through out the city. Appropriate (xerciss will be carried out by the Daughters of the Confederacy, the United Con federate Veterans and by the faculty md student body of the University >f South Carolina. The exercises which are planned for t the evening, to be held in the hall of be house of representatives, wil be f great public interest. The pro ramme will be made up of addresses >y those intimate with the life of ren. Lee in its dAfferent phases and I ,he presentation of the Daughters of ihe Confederacy medal. GEN. CARWILE'S ORDERS. The following orders have been is- i iued by Gen. Carwile of the United r onfederate Veterans: 9 'eneral Orders No. 17. 1 As instructed by general orders No. 9 2 from Gan. Stephen D. Lee, the c major generals of this department n 6re advised that it is the wish of the v eneral commanding that orders be p ,t once sent down to the brigades to mite in a spscial celebration in honor b if Gen. Robert E. Lee on January 'I 9h, 1907, that lay being the one b tundredth anniversary of the birth g lay of our late Illustrious leader. P No suggestion is made as to the orm of the memorial exercises to be R eld, but it is desired and requested ii hat the hour for the celebration be g 2 o'clock m., on Saturday, January a 9th, and that the hymns, "How g 'irm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the a ord" and "For All the Saints Who p 'rom Their Labors Rest," be used. N By command of d Thos. W. Carwile, [ajor General, Commanding S. C. ft Division, U. C. V. o M. Jordan, Adjutant General and Chief of fh taff. I THE SONS OF VETETANS The following orders were Issued by e United Sons of Confederate Vet rans. Feneral Orders No. 14. The 194h day of this month will be ie one hundreth anniversary of ie birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee, the al mmander la chief of the Southern >rces in the War between the States .s a soldier. a citizen and a man he as the embodiment of a lofty ideal. [is greatness Is recognized by all, d history accords him a place a mong the greatest of the great. His life was consecrated to the use of the Confederacy. Her hopes nd victories were his, as were also h Ler disappointments and her defeat; d through It all he bord himself as 1 ne worthy of the cause he espoused. It is fitting, therefore, for the Sons f Confeder&'ae Veterans to honor the temory of Robert E. Lee, the chief- s: in o* their fathers; and all the tebrs of the South Carolina divi on, U. S. 0. V., are called upon to roperly observe thle birthday of this ret Southerner. d Byor rot Ge.orge Bell Timmerman, 0 ommander 8. C. Division U. S. C. . Official: D. A. Spivey' Adjutant and Chief of Staff. Prmission was granted by the Louse of representatives for the use the hall. TAINTED XON3Y. S Lnd It Shauld be Returned Says Re tiring Governor.p II Retiring Governor S. H. Elrod, of c outh Dakoto, In his last address to y~ he legislature, denounced in empha- p t terms the deal by which South Da. c ota came la possession of about $25,- s 00 through suits against the State P North Crcoina on bonds Issued by ~ hat state during the carpetbag re ie. South Dakota, Governor Elroi said, 9 Lad no right to take the money, and ~ e State University, to which it was iven, should not have touched It, be ause it was taInted. 5 "1 recommend," said the governor. ~ 'that the legislature pass an act car jing an appropriation to return the e ur of $22.416 to the state of North I larolna. We took it away from our lter state, North Carolina, simply C iecuse the law said we could. Might, id not make right in this instance. A .f the state of South Dakota returns ~ aid sumn to the state of North Caro- 8 ina, It will do more to cement the ' tates together than anything that a ias happened since the civil war. ~ forally we have no right to a cent of I his money, and we ought to be brave ( d true enough to give it back." ~ The retiring governor said it is evi- h lent that ingenious scheiters are us ng the state for private ends. r The case of South Dakota vs. KTorth Carolina is the first of similar ints to be brought to compel the sev- ~ iral states of the South that floated C ildat bonds during carpetbag times 8 d since repudiated them, to pay hem with interest. An individual cannot sue a state, I ut one commonwealth can sue an ther commonwealth. Hence certain olers of bonds have entered into ~artnership with the state to force 1 'ayent. Robbed and Murdered. At Dauville, Va., George Stevens,a E'letcher Harris and Albert Adkins,. oung white men, were held for thea grand jury Thursday in a preliminary bearing on the charge of robbing J. T. Thomas of Roatoke, whose body t was found in a ravine near that city1 on the morning of Jan. 2. Stevens turned State's evidence and testified1 that Harris and Adklns robbed Thom as while he was In a drunken stupor.1 He acknowledged receiving part of the1 mne. LOOKED STORMY. A Fight Narrowly Averted in the National House. GAINES AND MAHON Come Very Near Mixing en the Floor. "No Man Can Tell Me I Lie," Shout ed the Tennessean as He Rushed For the Penn sylvania Member. The National House of Representa Ives as Washington took on the ap earance late Thursday at the closing lays of Fifty-fif Th congress, commonly :nown as the "war congress," when tercations between members were requent. Mr. Gaines, of Tennessee, and Mr. lahon, of Pennsylvania., were only irevented from meeting In a personal nco inter by the intervention of other embers. Mr. Gaines was making a pech on his bilr to "dock" members' ay for abscence from the house and ras being twitted by both sides of the hamber, to his evident embarrass 2ent, when he charged Mr. Mahon dith being absent from the house 95 er cent. ol the time. Ptevious to this sweeping assertion, Ir. Gaines has read excerpts from be Record in relation to the with oliing of pay in the Fifty third con ress and the part Mr. Mahon had layed at that time. When Mr. Gaines had concluded [r. Mahon rose. He explained how i the Fifty-third and Fifty-fifth con resses he had had $7,000 due him ad that the then speaker, Orisp, had [yen him an order on the sergeant b-arms for the amount, which was id. Then coming to the crux of [r. Gaines' charge Mr. Mahon thun sred: "Any man who charges me with be ig away from this house 95 per cent. the time tells an untruth." Mr. Gaines started down the aisle :m his seat. ",No man can tell me lie," exclaimed the Tennesseean. Then Mr. Mann, of Illinois, who d as in the chair, took a hand In the d tercation. Both men we-e ordered to their ats, Mr. Mahon obeyed the com and, while Mr. Gaines stood two ats away from the center of the ? iamber shaking both fist and head the Pennsylvanian. When order had been restored Mr. ahon again rose. Havirg been cau. ned by the chah that It was against E ie rules to address s member In the cond person he measured his words; ylng he would speak in the "fourth Mrson.' He then said: "The charge of the gentlemen from ennessee that I am away from this ue 95 per cent. of my time is a de berate falsehood." With a rush Mr. Gaines reached the ~nter of the chamber making direct toward the gentleman from Penn lvaIa, insisting as he went that no an could call him a liar without0 rsonal chastisement. The house was in an uproar by this me, the chair adding to the noise If ot to the confusion by pounding of esk with his gavel. His efforts finally musd the head of the gavel to fly ana bounded into the body of the house, Lost shriking one of the members. Te rush of Mr. Gaines upon his ad ersary brought a dozen members be re the speaker's desk. Messrs. 01110 ames of Kentucky, Taylor of Ala ama, Bell of Georgia, Williams of [ississippi, the minority leader. and tafford of Wisconsin grabbed Mr. -aines, who, resisting vigorobsly, was orne back to his seat. Mr. Mahon Ganding in the first aisle on the Re ublican side, seemed to wait for the pact which never came. With Mr. aes back in his seat the Pennsyl anian continued his speech of ex lanation as to how he came to be nneted with the invoking of an old atute compelling members to forfeit ay for time absent from the house. e said that he was away from the ouse 95 per cent, of the time was a e on its face, and that he was there 5 per cent. of the time as every mom er who cared to inquire could ascer Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, had read the1 atute relating to the docking of iembers' pay and he was followed by Er. Grosvenor. of Ohio, who explain d the reasons for the statute. Mr. )eArmond, of Missouri. asked that Le minority views of the j adiciary omadttee on the statute be printed. While this colloquy was In progress Le friends of Messrs. Gaines and Ma on were engaged in an effort to bring bout a reconciliation, in which they rre successful. Mr. Mahon arose to question of personal privilege. He ated thai he did not desire to im ugn the motive ahich prompted Mr' -aines to utter what was an untruth bout his absence from the house, but1 e desired to say that the informant was incorrect. He had no desire to fend the gentleman from Tennessee whom he classed among his friends. ut he wanted Mr. Gaises to under tand that the perso? from whom he btained his information misrepre ented the facts. Not to be outdone in chiv'lry. Mr. aines immediately arose and show rg deep feeling said that the gentle nan from Pennsylvania had always een his friend but that he had been oaded beyond end.4rance, not only oday but on a former e occasion. He1 egretted extremely the turn affairs Lad taken. "Are you satisfied with that?" he skt~d, pointing to Mr. Mahon. Fr answer, Mr. Mahon rushed ross the chamber. The two men ilaspsd hands amid loud applause. Mr. mith of Iowa facetiously remarked bat "as war had been the subject of< he whole day's proceedings resultingi n almost personal encounter" he ~hought the house was In no temper o proceed further with the fortifica lons bills and he accordingly moved aat the committea rise. Amoigl the house ad journed. THE BROWNSVILLE AFfAIR. The Senate of South Carolina Die cusses the Matter. Browrsville engaged the atte ition of tbe State Senate Wednesday. A resolution as to the conduct of the South Carchlna senators in "astanding by" the President and Gen. Garling ton had been introdrced the day be fore and this was brought up Some of the senators opposed it on the ground of ite questionaole propriety, some on the ground that our repre sentatives should neither be instruct ed nor re g assted to act ether wise than the course they had already decided upon. The resolution, which had been In t:oduced by Senator Blesse. was fa vorably reported. Senator Bates want ed it held over on the ground of pro priety. Senator Blease opposed this and a viva voce vote refusing to place the matter on the calendar brought )ut more talk. Senator Mauldin opposed it on the ground of propriety. He wanted all the negro troops sent to the Philip pines, but thought such an action by the Eenate would only add m-re capi al to the Republican party's glorifi 3sation of the brother In black. Senator Blease wanted it passed t( )ack up Gen. Garlington. Senator Bates again rose and said he question of legal right was not or the South Carolina senate to set le. Senator Raysor did not want to re juest our senators to take action, al ihough he endorsed the president's ourse. Senator Laney did not want to in lame sectionalism any further, Senator Weston, referring to Sena or Rysor, said that the practice of ustruoti: g congressional representa ,ives was quite common. but Senator rraydon aided with Senator Bates. :n addition he said Tilmnin's course ras well known and he "did not want o embarrass the senior senator." Senator Mauldin made the last talk isefore the vote, saying that i would ie better to let alone "ttie two bright nd shining lights in the senate." Yeas-Senators Appelt, Bivins, slack, Blemss, Brice. Brooks, Carlisle, 1hristensen, Crouch, Earle, Gr~ffin, laynes, McKeithan, Oats, Sinkler. mith, Talbert, Toole, Townsend, Vells, Weskon-21. Nays-Senators Bass, Bates, C 1 enter, Clifton, Eflrd, Graydon, Rlar in, Holliday, Hough, Laney, Maul in, RLVsor, Rapers, Sbackhcuse, Valker. Waidiams-16. REJECTED BY THE HOUSE. When the above resolution came u; ,the House on Thursday it was re cted by a large majority. On motion to strike out the enact ig words the vote was as follows: Ayes-Messrs. Arnold, Bailey, anks, Beattie, Bethune, B yd. rantley, A. G. Brice, T. S. Brice, t annon, Carey, Carson, Car-ile, Coth Ln. Culler, Derham, DaVore, D!ck, >ingle, Dixon, J. B. Dodd, J. H. lodd. Douglass, Epps, Epting, Fraser, -arris, Gary, Gause, J. P. Gibson, W. . Gibson, Glasacock, Goodwin. Har iy, Harris, Harrsson, Hemphill, Hin >n, Hughes, Hydriok, Jones, Kirven. ,ane, L aster, Laitner, Legare. Little. [cArthur, McColl, Mc~sown, Mo [aster, Miley, Morrell, Nesbitt, Nich ison, ~Niver, Patterson, Eichards, ..chardson, Robinson, Sawyer, Saye, carborough. Scruggs, Sharpe. Slaugh 'homas, Tcdd, Tompkins, Wade. 7'haley, White, Wiggins, WoodF. fyche, Yeldell-79. Natys-Messi-s. Aull, Ayer, Ballen Ine, Bryan, Carrigan, Clary, Clink 3ales, Cosgrove. Courtney, Cox. c rof I, Dowling, Frost, Greer, Gyles , [all, Harman, Johnston, Kellahan, ershaw, Lawson, Mann. Marshall, [iller, Nash, Nichols. Parker, Reaves, lucker. Sellers, Shipp, D. L. Smith, a urtz P. Smith, Stubbs, Verner, Von oliit z, Walker, Wallace, 17imberly. Eoumians-40. Many of the membera of the House greed with the president, but they egarded the resolution as a covert at ack on Senator Tillman and for that 1 esn voted against it. Too much Blind Tiger. A dirpatch from Marion to The itate says quite a sensation was caus .d Thursday evening by the circula Ion of the report that two well knowni egro men, who had been drinking I lind tiger, or wood alcohol, were aken suddenly Ill while talking to ach other and died within a few minm tes. It was afterwards learned, 4 iowever, that only a part of this wast rue. They had been drinking to ~ether and while talking, one of then., ~rant Franklin, was stricken with ap] ~oplexy, which proved fatal in about] n hour. The other one, "Rev." Ste-( ihen Bass, evidently thinking that] d time, too, had come went to bed ,nd sent for a physician, who could imd nothing the matter with him ex ept the ef--cts of the whiskey and he fright. Grant Franklin had been ,familiar figure on the streets of ( Karion for a number of years. He( ras quiet, Inoffensive and Industrious and bad a great many friends among he white people. Three Personu Killed. At Pittsburg, Pa., as a result of an ixplosion of a furnace at the Eizi urnaces of the Jones & Laughlin steel rorks Thursday night, three persons re known to be dead, seven are in a icspital with serious burns and inju 'les, and 24 are missing. The explo ion was caused by an accumulation of :as at the base of the furnace arcund] rhich were working 35 man. Of all] ihece but one man escaped Injury.] Wittout warning and with a roar of rtiiery, tons of molten metal were youred over the workmen and for a pace of 30 feet about the furnace the netal ran, to a depth of four and five Another Russian Kiletd. Col. Patko Andrieff, chief of the ~endarmes of the Lodz district, wasl ihot and killed Thursday morning n Poludniowa street. A passing in ~antry patrol fired a volley at the issassin, but only wounded several nnocent persons. The aasassin es maped. Poludniowa street was closed by the troops and the police began raking a strict search of all the hmousAR fronting upon it. GIVEN DEATH BLOW. WAS GETTING READY TO HOB SOUTH CAROLINA. Bond Collecting Agencies Given Set back by South Dakota's Chief Ixecutive. The Washington correspondent of The State, Zack McGee, says the ac tion of Gov. Elrod of South Dakota in recommending to the legislature in his annual message the return of the 825,000 that came into the possession of that State as the result of the bond litigation against North Carolina at tracted wide attention in Washington. It was the subject of much favorable comment of the capitol, not only on the part of the Nortn Carolina sena tors and representatives but by those from other Southern States as well. There are two big bond collecting companies, one headed by ex-Secre tary Carlisle of the treasury and the other by Marion Butler of North Car olina, which have gathered In large numbers of carpstbag and special tax bonds issued by Southern States dur ing Reconstruction days. Many such bonds issued In the name of South Carolina figure in these buildings and recovery was expected on the success ful suit issued in the name of South Dakota against North Carolina. Now York, Illinois and other States refused absolutely to become the collecting agencies for the bond schomers and shylocks who are I hreatening litigation against all the Southern States for the recovery of I the face value of the worthless Re 3onstruction b:ncs and Gov. Eirod has] given a death blow to their ambition. Former Senators Pettigrew and I Karion Butler schemed and planned bs -vhole transaction by which North Jarolina was forced to pay the New 1 Vork bondholders, using South Da cota as a collecting agency. United I tates Senator Kittredge of South Dakota is in full accord with the ac 4ion taken by Gov. Elrod and so ex pressed himself. He said: "I was exceedingly glad C ihat Gov. Elrod made the recommen lation to the legislature and I hope ind believe that the appropriation for r he return of the money will be made. I :n point of good morals his position J a correob and action by the legisla- I ure, such as he has recommended, c vould be the gracious and proper 9 hing to do. "I do not believe that any State b hould permit itself to be used as a olleating agency in actions against ister States." Senator Kittredge then spoke of A he fact that the suit against North ,arolina was planned and instituted uring the Pettigrew regime and rior to the administration of Gov. G ,lrod. "I happen to know," Senator Kit- P redge continued, "that Gov. Elrod el as been offered large numbers of old la onds against Southern States with le lie expectation and hope that suits| rould be instituted for the recovery f what purports to be their face val 8.1 "Knowing that these bonds tender- n d him were tradulent the governork as declined to recieve them. I do ot know the amounts of these bonds r the names of thie people who offer- a d them." Z~cK McG-HEE. C BA3Ks OF STATA. itatement Issued shows Tneir Condl- b tion' at Close of Year. g Mr. L3e G. Holleman, Stats bank e t xainer, has completed a statement f the condition of the 204 Stats and y 'rivate banks doing business in South p larolina and the showing made is con- t idered a remarkable one. The state cent is up to and including Dec. 20, 1 .906. Mr. Rolleman said that the C anks of this State were In better ~ c adition than they had - been in ears. The 204 banks have individual de-a ~osits subject to check, $17,164,627.- ~ 2 and in the savings department ~ hey have on hand *11,888,556.86. [his Is one of the best features of the ' 'eport, showing as it~does the saving iabit which is so much encouraged by he banks now. Thie report does not include the ational banks, which are under fed- ~ 'ral supervision and no doubt if they were added the resources and liabili ies would show as well as those of my State In the country in propor ion to population .and average ealth. Tne statement is as follows RESOURCES Ioans and Discounts-....30,909,032.51 )emand Loans............2,332,715.14 )verdrafts............... 820,379.33 3onds and stocks owned by tihe tanks.............3,766,090.44 San king houses........... 592,022.35 ?urniture and Fixtures... 299,730.09 )ther real estate........... 266,952.25 I Due from banks anda bankers................... 5,669,620.08 J~urrency.-................ ,215,482,21 }old-....................... 138,685.69 ~ilver, niekels and pen nies,.................... 204,254 01 2 Thecks and cash items... .418,018.26 1 Exchanges for the clear ing house................ 54,559.48 )ther resources........... 123,279.96a Total.........-.........46,870,821.80 LIABILITIEs. Jap ital stock paid in-.....7,788.899 61 ~ur plus fund......-........1,249,379.61 Jndiivided profits, less current Expenses and ~axes paid..................2,561,831.10 )ue to Banks and Bankers 1,023,013.31 Due unpaid dividends-... 23,201.05 ndividual deposits sub ject to Check...........17,164,627.82 savings deposits........11,888,556.68 Demand certificates........559,566.22, Eime certificates............1,973,214.42 . 3ertified checks..........., 18,009.70 Jashiei's Checks............. 85,612.79 I Sotes and Ulls rediscount-2 ed............... .......... 651,912.18 Bills payable................1,796,92'4 79 )ther liabilities............ 86,072.52 Total..................46.870,821.80 i Lynching in Iowa. A crowd of more than 1,000 men c >attered through the walls of the 1: iounty jail at Charles City. Iowa, a with railroad Irons, tore hinges from a ihe door ana took .Tames Cullen out a mnd lynched him for wife murder. CONFSSED TO NURDER. And Implicated a Judge and a High Sheriff. A dispatch from. Lexington Ky., says Judge James Hargis qnd his sup porters are dismayed, it is said, as the result cf John Smith, one of the men -under indictment, confessing participation in assassinating Dr. D. B. Cox at the order of Judge Hargis and Sheriff Callahan. Smith's confes sion bears out in detail the story told by Asbury Spicer, who swore to be Ing employed by Hargle and Callahan to kill Cox. Spcer's confession was made last June. Hargis declsres that Smith Is lying. Smith fears for his life and Is beg ging for protsetion against wrath of Hargis and Callahan Hargis remains closely in his store at Jackson. State Inspector Hines has just arrived here from Jackson and says the situation does not warrant sending troops to Jackson and he will recommend to Gov. Beckham that none be sent. The confession made by John Smith is now in the hands of Attor aey Jouett, representing the common wealth. In this confession Smith says Tames Hargins and Edward Callahan nduced him to enter the conspiracy Lgainst Dr. Cox, making promises to iee that he was acquitted and to give 3im work. He tells about the murder n detail and says that Callahan gavL 3im $100 after the killing of Cox, say ng James Hargis has sent the mon Iy. The situation at Jackson is quieter dlnee Special Judge W. M. Carne; was injoined by the court of appeals at 'rankfort from presiding In the case if Judge James Hargis, charged'with he assassination of Dr. Cox. Judge arnes convened court Friday morn ng and made the announcement Sat irday that the court of appeals bad ssued a writ of prohibition restrain ng him from further action in the ase and adjourned court until next !riday. He also passed the cases of Mbert Hargis, "Bill" Britton, John Lbner and John Smith until the same late, Judge Carnes said he did not :now what final action the appellatb ourt would take, but that he would 1 etu.:. to Jackson next Friday and nade some orders in the case. Later udge Carusm left Jackson for Frank a urt to explain to the. court of appeals 1 ertain of his rulings In favor of Har I is. Judge Carnes was closely guard I d in his room in the Imperial hotel t efore he left. c CLAIMEn BY ASSASSIN. mther Busslan General Killed br a Member uf Terrorists. In St. Petersburg, Russia, Lieut en. Viadimer Pavloff, the military rocurator, or adyocate general, gen- t ally known since the days of the t .te parliament as "Hangman" Pav 0 f, from the epithet oonstantly ap- il Lied to him by the radical deputies, 0 as shot and killed Wednesday while t alking in the garden of the chief ilitary court building, near the M~ol I canal.. The assassin, who -7a disguised as workman, was cantured after a long ase through crowded streets during hich he fired about 40 shots from wro revolvers which he carried, kill ig a policeman and wounding a small r y. .C When taken to the police station en. Pavloff's slayer was in the high t spirits, chaffsd the Investigatiga ing officer about the inadequacy of be police precautions, and described I dth gusto how simply and easily his t lan was executed, answering the of-, cr's questions with laughing jests. I The crime was executed deliberate-. i an' showed evidence of the same g reful preparation which was char oteristic of the murders of Gen. Ig- r atieff and Von der Launitz and un oubtedly was carried out by tihe ime organization, which, it1 is report- 1 d, has sentenced Emnperor INicholas a ad several of the ministers to death. c The assassin, who wore the uniform e f a military clerk attached to the f arden under the pretiext of submik - ing a report to the military procura- a or. He approached the unexpectingr 'neral within arms length, dre w an utomatic pistol and discharged sev: n shots into Pavloif's body, E rery shot was well aimed and two f them tore a gaping wound in his reast, from which the general expir d while being carried to his apart rents, which were located in the ame building. The assasin ran down Hinka street, past 6he Imperial opera tuse, with a crowd of 30 house por er and court attaches in close par uilt. Price of Land fligher. There has been a general increase the value of farm lands, equipment, nd buildings of over 33 per cent. dur g the last five years. Tne highest crease has been in the South and 1 Rt, and the cotton land shows the eaest change. This ia all tue more emarkable in view of t. e fact tna~t some of the Eastern farming sea ions where the soil has been ronfCd ad where tihe "country estate" own r has not invaded, there has been a atrial decrease in values. klssmng esteamer.1 The steamship Ponce at the New I ork and Puerto Rico stesahip line, which sailed from Pjnce, Puerto tico, Dec. 26, and was due an New Erk Jan. 1, is still missing, and ahe eief that the vessel's delay was due o some mechanical accident is givmng a ray to the fear that she Is lost. She was last spoken on December 283 by he ship Snenandosli since wflich0 Lthing has been seen or heard cifI rer. .... H angimg If Te*kf****e 4 John Thoms's, celored, was hariged the Knox county jail Thursday ,fternoon for the mrurder of Ernest 'erkinis, colored, killed as Pesult~ of a rap game. Thomas' neck wa o rokenl by the fail. He - made a 15 : inute speech an the scaffoli but did 1 ot refer to his crime, m.erely cha oning members of his race to ob-] rve the laws. LABOR RIOTS. Thirty Mexican Strikers Killed and Eighty Wounded in a ROW WITH E0LDIR& Several lundred of the Strikers Held Up a Railroad Train on Its Way in Vera Cruz. The Jails Are Fall of the Strikers.4 Riports received from Nogales, in the Orizaba mill district of Texas, In dicate that the government has co= pletcly mastered the situation. The strikers have ceased all acts of vio lence In the presence of the large body of troops rushed there from the capi tal and nearby garrisons. The serious ness of the affair, however, was real ,zed today when it was made known that thirty of the workmen were kill ad outright and over 80 wounded by soldiers who were compelled te fire on the main body of the rioters before 4hey could be dispersed. It was learn ed that the men, after pillaging the tores at the Rio Blanco mills, became emboldened by their success. A part of the men rushed to Nogales, a short distance away where another mill Is located. Telegraph, telephone and electric light wire were cut and pawn hops and private houses were pillag d. Then the jails were tLrown open and the prisoners set free. Residents f the mill district fled In terror to bhe city of Orizaba. When the strik ars reached Nogales one official and me gendarme from Orizaba made an effectual effort to check them. The itriker named Morales threw a huge itone as Senor Herrera, mayor of the ity of Orizaba, striking the offcial m the -head and badly wounded him. Eerrera shot Moreles killing him. A ody of troops arrived and as the itrikers attmepted to resist, a volley as fired into the mob, killing 30 and wounding over 80. After this the mob was scattered, the strikers gathered n groupes at various points and a ody of 700 cllected on a railroad rack and held up the train for the ity of Vera Cruz for several hours, he engineer not daring torun through he crowd. Finally troops arrived ,nd charged the men with broad words, scattering them. The jails and armories are Alled with imprisoned strikers. The governnient has learned that ommittee of stricker bag 'eft Oriza a for Flaxcala, Puebla, and other alt les, to Incite laborers at those points o strike. It was also earned that ne man well known to the police had ft for the isthmus of Tehauntepec n a like mission. All of these men re being pursued by the federal au borities.__________ TTTJXAJ'S POSITION. 'he Senator Declares That State Men ators Misconstrued Him. Senator Tillman, who was in 0o embla on Friday, In discussing the aolution the State Senate of South larolina passed endorsing Roosevelt's tlon in the Brownsville case, Till ian said: "I do nut consider that Blesse. who resented the resolutilon, understands e situation or the facts. Those rho passed the resolution probably isconstrued my attitude. They have su avaguelidea of the esuenbial ab crdity of the act of the President. ie has gone too far In discharging in ocent negroes, and not far enough In nishing the guilty. "There Is no doubt in my raind that ~e exceeds his power in proylding hat the members of the negro troops Iscarged could not serve In the lvil branch of the government in the ature. His executive orders have one so far beyond his constitutional athority that they seem to be pro nugatel without any thought that here are legal lImitiatIons put upon is authority as President. "There has been no caucus of Dem ratic Senators to support the Presi ent, and no one has authority to peak for me in shaping up any such .greement. My position will be made lear In my speech tio-morrow. I tihink t absurd that Democrats should per nit executive usurpation of constitul ional acts not guaranteed to the Presdent, simply because they want o see a~lot of negroes pnised." Fonud With skuni Crushed. At an early hour Tuesd'ay morning l unknown white man. about 20 rears of age, was found in an uncon cious condition near the railroad racka in the station yard at Whit nite. He was immediabety taken to he Seaboard Air Line waiting room vid miade as comfortable as possible r. Boyd was summoned and made an xmnation. iinding that IlSSkl as crushed and his brains running ~ut. Nhin~.bfg was fanad on his per ontatcud ha used for identfica on wih te excaptionl that the ha ri had been purchased from Wylie a Co., of Chester, S xceeni girls and four youths, from 5 to 18 years old, were burned lio ath at the village of Gelspolshlem, ~emanAy, in a fire at Hubert CoinD ny's factory at 6 o'clock Tuesday ioing. A basket of ce'luloid scraps sught fire from a spark and exploded a a room, where forty psrsons were rorking. The flames spread quickly, atting cif the exists, Twenty of the mytoyees were driven by the fire to be end of a rocm and perished there. Cotton Glnned. The cSe:ss tureau Wednesday 15 ted a report on cottonginning, shoW tt 11,750,044 bales were ginned, 95. Roun baere ctdo a lf bales.