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Aitwraey^eneraJ is Asked ?ues
tiofe-An Opinio? Furnished tho
Election Commissioners of
Sumter County.
Columbia, Sept. 27.--iyoe<|o^more
ligand'- more as if there i^^M^^p^be
trouble ahead for they^]^^^^new
^??onty of iee. Alrea^^D^^Cgf
?fispnsbaye^bon. he^;^|^p^e|
of the map of the;pro5osed jc??n.ty and
? the papersin the'ea^^^ta?^?rs now
as if there will be g^^iftiss -ift^the
courts tili handle in th^matt^fT ?r. *2V
Yesterday. the a^jfetan%^ttorne^:
-general was called np??o fnrn?sfi an
tunion of'some importance on;? quesf
tion that has confronte\J?the ^con^unis
t ^ sioners of election at the^n1^^;^riie
?etter is addressed to Cfcairnian J. ./H.
ig^CSfton Of: ?the board o?\eiect?on cb'm
imaon?is of Sumter^?ouittv $nd,re?ds
gr^folfowsi y'?... . ??SS?^>%"?^
$?-? ' ?tear^Bir- In your communication
of the 2|ti^ inst, you request to^be ad
viseci upon thefollowing questions Can
^ ^n^uine^ ?lector residing in territory
M proposed to be formed into a new
^^cwmt?:b?t whose registration ortifi
. cate designated a voting place across
?itite propos^ Sue inthe old conney,
: v Tsote at an; election upon the question
^f forming; ? new county at the . desig
r I nated Tating place, andy if not, can,
tho board of election commissioners
?stablish a voting place for him, must
lievote*; at the . next nearest precinct
if it all: ; . v
The-s^y?. is not as clear upon the
-Sh ^reached; is certain enough.
The actIn reference to the.forma
^^Kon of new -counties, to be found at
page Bi?volnme XXK statutes at: large
fS: at section -2, provides that- the g?yer
r ?or shall order an election in the ter
territory- proposed to - be cut off for the
ii&w county? -etc., and section 3 pro
%i?- vides : "For the purpose of such elec
??**on the commissoners of election for
^?ach ol? county proposed to be cut off
-ishafi appoint three managers for each
v voting place in" the area of the old
i-/- countyproposed to be cut off, etc. ' '
:.. From, this it is obvious, that the
election is confined strictly to tKe-vot- i
lng places within the area proposed to
^f^i^t'cff|i Tbis? taken in connection
; with section 9 article ll of "the cbnf
sfcitution, which provides-'? The gene
?. y-xal assembly shall provide for Vthe es
tablisbment of polling precinct in the
?^^several counties of-th^ State.. *, *
IfpEach^fec?f^sha?? -beSreq^redto vole.'
at hisi^oj^^ but provision
X shallbe. made for .bis transfer to. an otb*
^p5ecmctr^pon,?M? resi
gV?Seaee,*' establishes the fact that he
'^^^ioard commissioners of election can
^Isibt.??stablish election precincts, the
||g^nei^ assembly having reserved that
function to itself, and the further
'%$0SSB!Ei^^ his
oroVprecinct. ;^?ow the general as
Ifg^gfeHy by section 33rof an act (volume
<T, pago -statutes at large); says
-'each- .jbwnsaip-.-* * - * is de?
clared a polling precinct, and further
/ on provides ?* when there are more
. than one voting'place in the polling
r priec^et, the^ elector for that precinct
|lycan Tote at either polling place, to be
?llj?ee^oated on, his . certificate of regis?
tration, by board of registration or sn
: . r ^ervisor of registration. " '
; " ^>Erom:this it is manifest that where
: there are one ; or.:, more voting. places
ia a precinctbin the territory of the
proposed new county, the Toter can
; - bave ' his registration certificate so
designated by tho. registration officers
: that he can vote at one of these voting
places but that he cannot vote^ unless
that requirement is complied" with. If
there be no voting places *<in tho pre
mnctin che proposed territory, the
voter then must go to the hearest.
available precinct, for being legislated
onlrciMs^resent precinct the consti
^ tutibnalin^ (above quoted) that
each voter must-at "his own precinct'.'
isstiUcomp?ed with, for that then
becomes "Ms own precinct," provided
be complies with the-, law in reference
to transfer of a registration .certificate.
To say that a voter Cannot be trans
feised to ano^er precinct, in his.coun
ty"in the territory of the proposed new
ieoimty is to contend that ne is dis
francnised' because there should hap?
pen to I>e no yoting' place in his prer
. cinct in the proposed new county.
Sucha conclusion is so at variance
with _ the purpose and letter of the
constitution until it is hardly worth
, serious consideration.
Small Counties, High Taxes.
A Tale of Woe From Bamburg.
? gentleman writing in last week's
issue of the Sumter Watchman and
Southron, in advocacy of the proposed
.new Lee county, quotes Bamberg as
having a tax levy of only three mills,
lie seeming to argue from this that
smaller counties reduce taxes.
We do. ?ot care to mix up in the new
county fight, but it is entirely wrong
that smaller counties mean lower taxes.
It is true that Bamberg has a tax
-^~?evy of only three*milis at present, but
"W6 are badly in debt, and have had tc
borrow money every year since the
^county was formed.. It will take about
six mills levy next year to put our
county on a cash basis, and it has
been fully demonstrated that we can
oaot run on a three mills tax. It
should be remembered, too, that this
county has five dispensaries within its
borders, and the county's share of the
profits last year was something like
$?,000. In addition to this, we have
a large railroad mileage, and this
helps us materially in the matter of
taxation. The Seaboard Air Line,
Southern Railway, and Atlantic
Ooast Line all run through this coun?
ty, and we have as well the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company's
lines, the Postal Telegraph Company,
and the Western Union Telegraph Co.
With all this property, our tax levy
ought to be low. It is very well to
argue for smaller counties on the
matter of convenience, but the lower
taxes or even equal taxes proposition
will not do, nor will it hold good.
Bamberg Herald.
Somebody calls attention tb this
striking fact in history, that no war
bas ever occurred in this country with
4mt making the popular hero of it
president. Here is the list : Washing?
ton (Revolution), Harrison (Indian
^EBts), Jackson (war of 1812), Tayloi
{Mexican war), Grant (civil war),
Roosevelt (Spanish-American war).
Collapsed From Fright When He
Reached Auburn and was Plac?
ed in the Death Cell.
Auburn, "N. Y., Sept 27.-Czolgosz,
President McKinley's murderer, in the
custody of Sheriff Caldwell ot Erie
county and:21, deputies, arrived in
Auburn at 3a5 a. m. -The prison is
only about*5?"yaii&""fi?m the depot
-^^iting the arrival of the train there
; was? ?yi crowd. of about ; 200 people.
[^met'foT fear of the crowd, which
was not very demonstrative, or from
sight of the prison, Czolgosz's legs
gave out and; two -deputy sheriffs were
compelled to practically carry the man
into the prison. Inside the gate his
condition became worse, and^ he was
dragged np the stairs;, and into the
main halt He was:pl?ced in a sitting
posture on the bench while the hand?
cuffs were, being removed, but he fell
; Over and moaned-and. groaned, evinc?
ing the most abject. terror. As soon
as the handcuffs were unlocked the
man; was . dragged into the principal
keeper's'-.'office.* As in the case of all
prisoners'the officers immediately
ceeded to strip him and put on a^nfew
suft '?f clothes. -During this opejg^Q?
Czolgosz. cried and .yelled,. maMn|f^to
prison corridors echo with evide^^'pl
his terror. . The prison physician*Vg?
John Gerin, examined t^?han^anj?
ordered, his removal to the ^?l in V^e
condemned row, which he^^n .;p?OTpy
until he is. taken from the cell ;?O;^Qie
electric chair. The doctor declared
that the man wassufferinff from fright
and terror,, but,said that he was sham?
ming to some extent
The collapse of the murderer was a
surprise to- every one En route from
Buffalo he -showed no indication of
breaking down. He ate heartily of
sandwiches and smoked cigars when
not eating. He talked some and ex?
pressed regret for his crime. He said,
"l am very sorry for Mrs. McKinley. "
He~ reiterated his. former . statement
that he had had no accomplices and
declared that he had . never heard of.
the man under arrest in St Louis who
claimed to have tied the handkerchief
over his hand, concealing the pistol
with ; which the president was shot
; He says, the handkerchief was not ??ed.;
He-went behind the Temple of Music,
arranged the handkerchief so as to hide
the weapon and then took his place ih|
the crowd. .
To Jailer Mitchellvue sent this mes?
sage' to Jais father :
. "Tell him'r?'m sorry I left such a
bad name; for him. ','
^Czolgosz? was in a iormai condition
?s af tern?on andJsoBmed toh?veMly"
recovered from his collapse.
There are five ceBs for condemned
men-inr theprison, and Czolgosz was
.placed in- the only vacant cell, so all
are now occupied.
The k:eepersvare-constantly on guard
in the;rf?b?3Q^"' 'which' is separate from
the main prison, but to guard against
an attempt on Czolgosz's part to com-g
mit suicide, two. more ? guards have
been added and one will constantly sit
in .front of^;Colgosz's cell and will
have a 'key so that any attempt at. self
destruction "may be -Easily ' frustrated.
6ood News, if True.
A correspondent of the Atlanta
Journal, writing from ' Jefferson, this
State, sends the following : There is a
great awakening^.m;t??s? section of the
country to the need of railroads. The
proposed routes, aie from ? Winston^
Salem to Wadesboro, in North Caro?
lina, and frornSumter to [ McBee and
from McB?e tb - Monroe, ;.N. C^ It Ts
probable that'-all three will - be built
within the course of twelve months,
as the routes have been or are now
being surveyed.
The' road* from. Winston-Salem to
Wadesboro will traverse the fertile
valley of the YadMn or Pee-Dee Tfciv?r
and will establish a connection be?
tween the cotton producing and cotton
manufacturing sections. Besides, it
will complete a star line route from
Winston-Salem to Charleston-from
the Blue Ridge to the sea. It is under?
stood that Charleston capitalists are
the prime movers in this project and
it has been intimated that the Norfolk
and Western system is interested in it. i
The route-is now being surveyed and
the .ultimate success of the plan is as?
The Sumter-McBee Company has
been chartered and the Charleston
people are also interested in it From
this the thought has been suggested
that a through line is" being engineer?
ed by the same parties from Charles?
ton to Sumter and Wadesboro and
Winston-Salem. This idea, however,
is frustrated by the road that is soon
to be built from McBee to Monroe,
McBee is on the Seaboard Air Line,
about thirty miles from Cheraw. The
road from there to Sumter will put
the latter city into connection with
the productive regions of Darlington
and Chesterfield counties.
The road from McBee to Monroe has
been surveyed and will run through
this town. Preparations are being
made to begin work at once.
These system all taken together will
be of incalculable benefit to a large
section of this State and of our sister
State. The fertile adjoining counties
of Anson, in North Carolina, and
Chesterfield, in South Carolina, which
now have the poorest railroad facili?
ties, will be given the best The
manufacturing cities, Sumter, Wades?
boro and Winston-Salem, will be in
direct communication with the region
that produces the raw product. The
producing region will have good
markets and the now latent resources
will be laid open to thorough develop?
Atlanta wanted a big new hotel and
Hoke Smith subscribed 8100,000 to
the enterprise. The Atlanta High
school for girls needed another story
and Hoke Smith advanced the neces?
sary 82,000. Has Atlanta any citizens
of this kind to spare?
According to report, Lord Kitchen?
er will soon proceed to sell the farms
of Boer soldiers if his proclamation of
the 15th of this month does not yield
better results. No doubt, the Boers
regard their farms as gone, anyhow,
unless they can win in this struggle.
With all of Lord Kitchener's proclaim?
ing and threatening, the war does not
end. Beating the Dutch is a hard
task. The only man who ever did it
satisfactorily was Oliver Cromwell,
who was something of a Boer himself.
-Norfolk landmark, Dem. E _
ffiKo S? 2 ' \ , . ..
Supply of Cotton is Uncertain
Losses in Texas and Injury by
Recent Heavy Rains.
1 -
j New York, Sept. 27.-R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomor?
row will say :
2 Normal conditions have been fully
restored in the, distribution of mer?
chandise, the placing of delayed orders
stimultaing the few lines that appear?
ed to halt. One of the most gratify?
ing features of the business situation
is the pronounced preference for the
better grades of goods clearly indi?
cating the improved financial condi?
tion of consumers; Resumption of
work has progressed rapidly in the
steel industry since the settlement of
the labor controversy and there is lit?
tle discord between employer and em?
ployed in other lines. Stability, of
prices, without inflation is the rule,
except where the unusual size of crops
introduces a special factor.
Steel production is now progressing
at nearly the average rate. ; There are
interruptions and delays through in
^.?^i^fe^?o?ftre special lines , of ma-.
tenaL ;;??c? ^higher prices are quoted
for^t?^^ieel^nd iron bars, steel bil
letS^anol^om^Tp.ther shapes.' In pig
^$^?ithere*.^as;,."$he greatest activity
sinc^.'rfhe2~i;^ike. prices. ' A record
j^^^^^^^^t^^teel rails is prac
and the new
y?airlw0,p^M'7?p^iXah unparalleled
volume" of busmej^jjon the books. m
Investigation of the cotton situation
throughout the entire belt reveals an
extremely uncertain . state of affairs.
At many points, the crop is beyond
danger so far as frost is concerned,
while on some plantations this is the
only factor that can prevent an in?
crease over the previous yield. There
is no doubt regarding the extensive
losses sustained in Texas, but the tenor
.Of . reports, from Atlantic St?tes j
promises to more than make up the
deficiency if weather conditions are
favorable during the next few weeks.
Heavy rains have recently done serious
damage, tending to reduce expecta?
tions of 11,000,000 bales that had pre?
vailed for a time. There does not appear
to be any concerted effort to hold back
the crop, and light port receipts must
be attributed to the lateness of the
staple. *
Failures for the week numbered 227
in the United States against 204 last
year and 31 in Canada against 18 last
The Charleston Exposition.
The South Carolina Inter-State and
West Indian Exposition is built on
magnificent lines. Few persons are
possibly aware that its distances are
very much more ample and extensive
than those of the Pan-American Ex?
position at Buffalo. This, fact was
brought conspicuously to mind today
when it became the duty of the Ex?
position authori ties to award the con?
tracts "-for constructing the great walks
and boulevards which are to fill the
grounds.- The contracts were awarded
to-the same parties who. did similar
work at the Pan-American, and they
call for many more.miles of work here
j than was done at Buffalo. The walks
I will-be 10 feet broad and will be con
! strncted of the best cement known* td
the builders. .They'will surround ali
public squares, connect all the great
buildings, wind in and out for leagues
through the T sunken gardens, along
the river front and surround the en?
tire Midway.-Greenville News. * - ..
Anarchist Editor Warned to Sus?
New York. Sept. 27.-Pedro Esteve,
the editor of the Paterson, N. J., an?
archist paper, La . Questione. Sociale,
has met his first serious obstacle in |
getting out his paper, and it looks as I
though its publication might be stop?
ped altogether. I
For nearly a year the paper has been
printed in Passaic "by Frederick i
Clough, a job printer. Chief of Po?
lice Hendry, of Passaic, heard of the
paper being printed there and sent
word to Clough, that, the naper conld
no longer * be printed hi Passaic
Clough said that he had signed a con?
tract to print the paper and that he
could not back out of it. Chief Hen
dry replied that contract or no contract
the paper could not be printed in Pas- !
saic. After consulting his ? lawyer
Clough printed the papers and deliver?
ed them in Paterson.
Chief Hendry declares that this will
not be allowed again. He says that he
' will have, a policeman watch the print?
ing office.and that he will take the re?
sponsibility of breaking a contract for
such work.
London,' Sept. 26. ^Tbe ; official re?
turns, just issued, show that the South
African concentration camps in Au?
gust contained 137,620 persons.. The
deaths numbered 2,345, of which num?
ber 1,S8S were children.
It is easier to keep well than get cured
DeWitt's Little Early Risers taken now
and then, will always keep your bowels in
perfect order. They never gripe but pro?
mote an easy action.-J. S. Hughson & Co.
Roosevelt, at 43, is the youngest
president who ever guided the destin?
ies of this republic. Grant was 47,
Cleveland 48, and Pierce 49.
McKinley was the 25th president
and Roosevelt is the 5th vice president
to succeed to the presidency.
Those famous little pills, DeWitt's Little
Early Risers compel your liver and bowels
to do their duty, thus giving you pure, rich
blood to recuperate your body. Are easy
to take. Never gripe.-J. S. Hughson ?
Bombay, Sepetmber 29.-The Bora
bay Gazette says it believes that a
British protectorate will soon be pro?
claimed over Ko wey t, the proposed
terminus of the Bagdad Railroad, 'on
the Persian Gulf, as a result of the
Ansrlo-Turkish dispute.
< Thirteen prospectors were drowned
in the bed of a gully by a cloudburst,
near the Rio Grande River, Presidio
County, Texas on Sept. 25.
W. L. Wallace, M. D., of Kingstree. S.
C.. says : '*In my practice I have used a lot
of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure, the great rem?
edy for indigestion and other stomach
troubles and have had no failures but re?
lief in almost all cases. This is the first
time in 45 years practice that I have ever
had occasion to publicly advise all dyspep?
tics of a certain remedy in Kodol Dyspep?
sia Cure."-J. S. Hughson & Co.
Finest and Closest Prize-Spin Ev?
er Seen in American Waters.
New York, Sept 28.-In the closest
and most soul-stirring race eyer ..sail?
ed for the old America's cup the white
i flyer Columbia today beat the British
i challenger over a windward and lee?
ward course of thirty nautical miles
by the. narrow, heart-breaking mar
i gin of 39 seconds. As Lipton's latest
aspirant for cup honors must allow
the defender 43 seconds on account of
the extra 833 square feet of canvass in
her sail area the official record, . under
the rules, gives her the victory by one
minute and twenty-two seconds. As
a spectacle the contest was superb.
From the time the two sky-scraping
I racers crossed the starting line until
j they fled across the finish line four
and a half hours later the .result was
in doubt and the. excitement aboard
the excursion fleet-increased until men
I became frenzied and women almost
hysterical. So evenly matched were
these two scientific facing machines
that ' never after "they started were the
rival skippers out of each other's hail
?andmore than three-quarters of the
time they were so close that Charlie
Barr, who had the tiller aboard the
American, could have tossed a biscuit
to Captain ' Sycamore oh th? Sham
I rock.. For miles as they beat their
: way to the- outer mark the black
?shadow of Shamrock's huge club top?
sail was painted on the big mainsail
of the Columbia and for an hour on
.the run'home, with the two yachts
flying lik? scared deer before the fol?
lowing wind, they ran almost beam
to beam as if they had been harness?
ed together!
As a result of today's race, though
faith in the Columbia still remains
in the hearts of the patriots, all the
experts admit that the British boat
is the ablest sloop ever sent to these
waters to lift the 100 guinea cup
which the old schooner America
brought across the Atlantic fifty years
ago, and that the superiority of
American seamanship and American
naval architecture, as represented by
the defender, remains to be establish?
ed. The quality of a sailing ship . is
measured by her ability to carve her
way into an adverse wind, and in the
fifteen-mile thresh to windward today
the golden challenger gained thirty?
nine seconds, while on the run home
her lead was eaten up and the Colum?
bia crossed the finish line exactly
thirty-seven seconds before the Sham?
rock. It must be remembered, how?
ever, that the challenger had the
weather gauge in the beat to wind?
ward, no mean advantage, and the
nautical experts said after the race
that during the outward journey she
had been sailed to absolute perfection,
while before the wind the American
yacht not only showed a fleeter pair of
heels but, in the opinion of the sharps
I was better handled.
The Goebel Assassins.
Indianapolis, Sept. 28. -Arthur Goe?
bel of Cincinnati, brothel of the late
?Wm. GoebeL, of Kent?uky, accompa
I nied by the chief of police of Frank
j fort and two attorneys, arrived here
last night and today had a two hours'
conference with Gov. Durbin. Mr.
Goebel and party aire here for the pur?
pose of inducing Gov. Durbin to honor
requisition papers, for W.S. Taylor and
Chas. Finley.
At the close of the conference be?
tween the Kentucky officials and the
gov?rnor, Gov. Durbin announced that
he would not give an - answer to the
request for a requisition for Taylor and
Finley until Monday, when he would
settle the matter.
Attorney General Taylor was called
into the conference by the governor,
and the Kentucky officers were asked
many questions by ' the governor and
attorney general, some of which indi?
cated an antagonistic spirit to the
wishes of the Kentucky men.
"I wish-to truthfully state to you and the
readers of these, few lines that your Kodol
Dyspepsia' Cure is without .question, the
best ahd':only cure for dyspepsia that I
have ever come in contact with and I have
used many other preparations. John
Beam, West Middlesex, Pa." No prepara?
tion equals Kodol Dyspepsia Cure as it
contains all the natural digestarts. It will
digest all kinds of food and can't help but
do you good.-J. S. Hughson & Co.
Sampson Wants Counsel.
Washington, Sept. 27.-In the Schley
court of inquiry today a letter was pre?
sented from Bear Admiral Samson ask?
ing to be allowed to be represented in
the court by'counsel; but the co art re?
fused to grant the request on the
ground that "the court does not at
this time regard you as a party to the
The principal witnesses of the day
were Lieut. John Hood, who com?
manded the dispatch boat, the Hawk,
during the Spanish war, and Capt.
Bowman H. McCaila who was in com?
mand of the Marblehead. The testi?
mony of both these officers dealt with
the delivery of dispatches from Admi?
ral Sampson to Commodore Schley,
and both related conversations with
the latter.
Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve should be
promptly applied to cuts, burns and scalds.
It soothes and quickly heals- the injured
part. There are worthless counterfeits,
be sure to get Dewitt's.-J. S. Hughson
Prince Chun Leaves Berlin.
Berlin, Sept. 29.-Prince Chun, head
of the Chinese mission of expiation,
starts for China today in obedience to
a special command from his brother,
Emperor Kawng Su. He will not be
allowed to visit other European coun?
tries or the United States officially.
Yesterday he received a delegation of
Protestant missionaries, who presented
to him an address and a copy of the
Xew Testament, printed in the Chi?
nese and German. The Chinese minis?
ter acted as interpreter. Prince Chun
expressed a hope for the return of
peaceable conditions.
"I am indebted to One Minute Cough
Cure for my present good heaith and my
life. I was treated in vain by doctors for
lung troubles following la grippe. I took
One Minute Cough Cure and recovered
my health." Mr. E. H. Wise, Madison, Ga
-J. S. Hughson & Co.
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South African War News.
Pretoria, Sept. 29.-A pamphlet has i
been published here under Lord Ki tch- !
ener's authority containing a.notice of
the permanent banishment of several
Boer leaders captured since: Sept. 15, j
and: also a long letter from Lord Kitch?
ener replying to a communication from
j Acting President Schalk-Burger, re
1 ceived Sept. 5... Lord-Kitchener prom?
ises to send the Schalk-Buger letter
to the imperial government, which he
says reciprocates the Boer statesman's
desire for peace.
Lord Kitchener then proceeds to ex?
plain that the. responsibility for the
war rests with the burghers " whose
invasion of unprotected British terri?
tory opened the saddest page in South
African history." He quotes a let?
ter from a member of the volksraad jo
a member of the Cape Colony assem?
bly, declaring that "the time is ripe
to drive the English from South Afri?
In conclusion Lord Kitchener de?
clares that, having annexed the two
republics to Great Britain, he cannot
break faith with the people who have, j
shown loyalty to the new regime, and
so far as clemency to Cape ; rebels is
concerned, this is the prerogative of
! the ruler, which must be exercised
with unfettered discretion.'
A proclamation has been issued pro?
viding for the sale of properties of
burghers still in the field in accord?
ance with the terms of Lord Kitchen?
er's previous proclamation.
London, Sept. 30. - * Im m edi taely
on his return from the continent,"
says The Daily News, " the king sum?
moned a meeting of the council to con?
sider Lord. Kitchener's position. It
is understood that his majesty assumed
a very strong attitude and closely ques?
tioned ministers upon their propos?
London, Sept. 30.-The Daily Ex?
press publishes a report that Lord
Kitchener has asked for 25,000 more
seasoned, mounted men and for power
to hang traitors, rebels and murderers
without reference to the home gov?
The piles that, annoy you so will be ?
quickly'and permanently healed if you use
Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
worthless counterfeits.-J. S. Hughson &
Kentucky vs. Indiana.
Indianapolis, Ind., September 30.
This afternoon Gov. Durbin informed
the Kentucky officers who are here
with a requisition from Governor
Beckham, of Kentuckv, for the return
of W. S. Taylor and Charles Finley.,
charged with complicity in the mur?
der, that he would not render a formal
decision for a week or more.
This final answer of the Governor
was in compliance with the request of
the Kentucky representatives that the
Governor read carefully the transcript
of the record and the briefs in the
Powers case, tho briefs and decisions
of the Court of Appeals in all the
Goebel cases, together with the dis?
senting opinions of the Judges of the
Court of Appeals from the decision of
the Court. Arthur Goebel in relating
the interview with Governor Durbin
"I asked the Governor, who was
about to deny the requisitions, if he
had read all the evidence in the cases.
He said he had not. I then asked
him if after reading the evidence he
should feel the verdicts were fair in
the other cases he would surrender
Taylor and Finley, and he did not
reply. I then asked him if he did not
think it fair that he should read this
evidence before deciding and he said
he would. It is the general feeling
here that the requisitions will be
A bad complexion generally results from
inactive liver and bowels. In all such
cases Dewitt's Early Risers produce grati?
fying results. J. S. Hughson & Co.
Grey Card Board-just the thing for
mounting pictures, 25c a sheet. H. G.
Osteen & Co* _
Miss Lavinia H. LaBorde Ap
pointed by the Governor.
After giving ample time for the filing
of applications, ana* <&t?fa]?y <x>n?
sideling the matter for several " days,
Governor McSweeney yesterday ; 'ap?
pointed as the ^successor of Miss Inicie
Barron as State Librarian Miss Lavinia
H LaBorde, ,?f th? upper pprti?nfof
Eichland * county. During yesterday
quite a number of additional applica?
tions were-received by the governor
running the total np to.25.
The resignation of Miss Barron In?
comes effective this morning, at which,
time Miss LaBorde will take charge of
tue library. The transfer will he made
this morning. . Miss LaBorde has been
stenographer in the executive office*
since Governor McSweeney became*
governor. This position she resign?
ed last evening.
The new librarian, Miss Lavinia BL
LaBorde, is a young woman of rare at?
tainments. She comes from a family
particularly accomplished' in literary
lines, but is one of those girls who has
had to earn her own living and aid a
large family and has unfalteringly un?
'dertaken the task. She was born in
the upper part of Richland ; county, \
near the Fairfield line, where she lived %
until a few years ago, when.vshe came
to Columbia and took a course in
stenography, finally gettirig a position
in the governor's office. Here the.gov- \
er?or has had the opportunity to watch
her and judge of her wortm JShe is
an orphan, and of a family of. ten chil?
dren,', nearly, all pf whom are stilt liv?
ing upon the small farm In the , CQni->
try trying to operate it.. Miss LaBorde
has, filled the position of. stenographer
at the governor's office in an eminent?
ly satisfactory manner and the gover?
nor felt that bf all the 25 applicants
none could fill the position better .and
certainly none needed it more. Miss.
LaBorde is well educated and equipped
for the work ahead of her. . . r . ;v :
Governor McSweeney yesterday said
that while Miss LaBorde h?d not ap?
plied for the position and knew - Cloth?
ing of his determination until he in?
formed her after the. appointment -had
been made, he had felt that he was
doing no injustice tb the many "worthy
women who had applied for the place?
in giving it to one whose needs . were
as great as any, and one-whom he felt
absolutely convinced from. personal/'
observation could discharge the duties
as well as any who had applied! He
said further that he would ;haye been
pleased if he could have given the ap?
pointment to each of the worthy young
women applying, but a choice had to?
be made and he had made it believing
he was doing that which was for the
?best interest of the State.
Miss LaBorde is a granddaughter of
the distinguished Dr. LaBorde who?
served he Sonth Carolina College with
such ability and later wrote the - only
real history of the hit rorie institution.
Miss LaBorde promptly .assured the
governor when informed of her ap?
pointment that she proposed to have
some experienced librarian aid her at
the outset in thoroughly organizing
her work.-The State, Oct. L
Call at Osteen's Book Store for Octo?
ber magazines.
Argosy, Ainslee, Scribners, Junior
Munsey, Metropolitan, Ladies' Home
Journal and other Octobers at H. G
Osteen k Co's.
Zt Happened in a Bruff Store.
"One day last winter a lady came to my
drug store and asked for a brand of cough
medicine that I did not have in stock,"
says Mr. C. R. Grandin, the popular drug?
gist of Ontario, N. Y. "She was disap?
pointed and wanted to know what prepa?
ration I could recommend. I said to her
that I could freely recommend Chamber?
lain's Gough Remedy and that she could
take a bottle of the remedy and after giv?
ing it a fair trial if she did not find it
worth the money to bring back the bottle
and I would refund the price paid. In the
course of a day or two the lady came back
in company with a friend in need of a
cough medicine and advised her to buy a
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
I consider that a very good recommenda?
tion for the remedy." It is for sale by .Dr..
A. J. China.

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