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THE ACTS PASSED |
By the Legislature at the Session
Which Has Just Closed.
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Arranged and Classified According
to the Subjects to
Which They Relate.
Below will be found a list of the Acts
of a general character passed at the session
of the Legislature which adjourned
last Wednesday morning:
An act to provide a general law for
the amemendment of town and city
An act to increase the powers of
towns of as many as eight hundred in
habitants as to fire departments and
An act in relation to loans of the
ordinary and cumulative sinking funds
JanAcito fliorAnf in hanks.
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An act to declare the law in relation
to termination of rental contracts.
An act to authorize the county board
of commissioners of Beaufort County to
advertise for claims of back indebtedness
and to issue certificates therefore.
An act to charter the Union and
_ ~ Glenn Spring3 Railroad.
An aet to authorize the Georgia,
Carolina and Northern Railway, Company,
the Chesterfield and Kershaw
... Railroad Company and other railroad
"... companies to manage and consolidate
- the capital stock, franchise and.proper
^ ty with the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
An act to amend an act entitled "an
act to authorize the consolidation of the
^ . . Columbia Electric Street and Suburban
and Electric Power Company.
An act to incorporate Conway Sea
Shore Railroad Company.
An act to amend the charter of the
Wilson and Summerton Railroad Company,
and to authorize a change of the
name thereof to Northwestern Railroad
Company of South Carolina.
An act to incorporate the Due West
- and Donald's Railroad Company.
An act to incorporate the Carolina
- and Northern Railroad Company.
An act to amend the charter ef the
South Carolina and Georgia Extension
Railroad Company of South Carolina
and confirm the same.
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and Osborne Railroad Company.
An act to change the boundary line
between Bucks and Conway townships,
Horry county, with a proviso as to
An act to incorporate .Whitmire,
Newberry and Augusta railroad company.
An act to charter the Union and
Augusta railway company.
An act entitled ''an act to charter the
Hampton and Branchville railroad and
Lumber Company," so as to change the
name of said company to the Noith and
South Short Line Railway, extend the
line of road, and to extend the time for
completing sai<3 road.
An act to amend Section 5 of an act
entitled "an act to authorize the town
of Clio, in Marlboro, to issue bonds in
aid of the extension of the Latta Branch
Railway," approved December 18, A.
D., 1S94, so as to provide for a. levy to
pay said bonds.
An act to incorporate the Marlboro,
Marion and, Horry railroad company.
An act to incorporte the Pickens and
Oolenoy railroad company.
An aot to amend an Act entitled i:an
act to amend an act to incorporate the
Greenville Railway and Power Company,"
approved December 21. A. D.
An act to forbid boards or township
commissioners and county boards of
commissioners and any other offier or
officers to assess or levy, and county
treasurers or any other officer or officers
to collect any tax for the payment of
township bonds, or the coupons thereof
er judgments entered up thereon, issued
in the aid of a railroad not completed
and finished through the township
issuing such bonds and coupons and
no-, accepted by the railroad commissioners.
An act to incorporate the North and
South Carolina Railroad company.
An act to incorporate the Barnwell
Blackville Railway and Power Company.
An act to amend an act entitled "an
act to provide for the formation of new
counties and the changing of county
ines and county seats and consolidation
An act to amend Section 161 of the
General Statutes of 1882, (being Sectioa
212 of the Revised Statutes of
1893,) with regard to vacacaucies in
An act to declare and regulate the
fees of clerks of the Courts of Common
^ Pleas in the State for enrolling <*nd recording
transcripts of judgments from
An act to authorize the supervisor of
any county of this State to exchange
convict labor -with any other county,
and to mak^ contracts for hire with regard
to the same.
An act to fix the number and regu- ;
late the terms of office of the South
Carolina College,, the "Winthrop Nor-)
mal and industrial College of South
Carolina and the board of visitors of
the South Carolina Military Academy,
and to limit the compensation of same.
An act to fix the terms of the free
public schools to provide for the support
of the same, and to regulate the
disbursement of moneys arising from
the sale of liquors.
An act to incorporate the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Orphanage and
?" prescribe duties and powers of the board.
of trustees thereof.
An act to provide for the increase
and decrease of capital stock of corpor
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ations m tne otase, eicept xamuau,
railway, tramway, turnpike and canal
An act to provide for the renewal of
charters of ferries which have expired
or are about to expire, and for granting
charters for ferries not heretofore
An act to amend Section 155 and 156
Code of Civil Procedure, as the same I
relates to the service of summons upon
L__ foreigh corporations.
An act to extend theiorce or an act,
approved March 1, 1ST8, entitled "An
act to iacorporate the Lynch Creek Navigation
Company," for ten yeais.
An act to amend Sud-division 1 of
Section 267, Code of Civil Procedure,
Volume 2, Revised Statutes 1S93, by
inserting after the word ''defendant''
and before the word '"and," on line 13,
the words, "or if the plaintiff prove
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his claim in open Court, whether itctn
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An act to amend the law with regard
to instrutnents in writing purporting to
have been scaled.
An act to exempt marine engineers
aud their assistants, ar?d town and city
treasnrers and their assistants, from
An act ^sing the time at which objections
^ he qualification of jurors
must be made.
An act to amend Part II, Title VII,
| Chapter III. of the Coie <;f Civil Pro!
cedure, by adding thereto a section, to
be known as Section 242a.
An act to amend Section 250 of the
Code of Civil Procedure of this State.
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so as to require tne amaavns upou
which a warrant attachment is granted
to be filed at once and copies served on
An act to amend Section 2.115 of the
General Statutes, being Section 2.247
of the Revised Statutes, relating to the
powers of Circuit Judees at cherubers
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j An act to au-."ca .article j.j., i/iuyrej
LL of the Revised Statutes of South
Carolina, in relation to the manner oi
acquiring rights of w:iy,
An act to amend Sub-division 6 oi
Section 402 of the Code of Civil Procedure
of this State, relating to stay oi
An act to amend Section 745 of the
Revised Statutes of this State.
An act to promote prompt settle
I meit of wages with discharged labor
An act to prevent fire insurance com
panies, associations or partnerships do
ing business in this Slate, or the agenti
of said companies, associations or part
nerships from entering into combina
tions to make or control rates for fir<
insurance on property in this State
and providing punishment for violatiet
of this act.
An act to repeal an act entitled "ai
act for the appointment of police com
missioners, and for-the reorganizatioi
of the police, and to provide salarie
for the same, in cities and incorporate*
towns, when deemed necessary or ad
visable for the better enforcement o
laws in cities and towns," approve*
An act to prohibit the State board o
control from using any labels on bottle
with the palmetto tree on it.
An act to extend the time for thi
payment of taxes for the fiscal yea
An act to limit the lien of the Stat
for uncollected taxes.
An act to prescribe the practice ii
suits brought by the State for bad
taxes on railroad property when th
property has not been returned or th
value thereof ascertained for taxatio:
before the institution of the suit, an
to declare when such taxes are due.
An act to refund to the taxpayers o
Beaufort county the state taxes for th
year 1898, 2nd to relieve delinquen
taxpayers of all State taxes due tor tna
An act to provide for a poll tax an
penalty for non-payment.
An act to authorize county treasui
ers to issue duplicates or alias tax exe
An act to make appropriations fo
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me payment ui cue yci m&ui,
and stationery certificates of the mem
bers of the general assembly, the salai
ies of the subordinate officers and em
ployees thereof, and for other purpose
An act to raise supplies and make ap
propriations for the fiscal year com
mencing January 1, 1899.
An act to amend the law ia relatio:
to the inspection of fertilizers in thi
State, and as to the inspection ta:
levied for that purpose. ;
An act to make appropriations t
meet the ordinary expenses of the Stat
government for the fiscal year com
mencing January 1, 1899.
An act to regulate charges for adver
Ad act to amend Section 5 of an ac
entitled '"an act to amend an act en
titled 'an act to provide a system o
county government in the several coun
ties of this State,' so far as it relates t
the working and maintaining the road
and highways in this State," approve*
23d of March, 1896.
An act to amand section 1,130, Gen
eral Statutes of South Carolina, beinj
Section 353. Volume 2. Criminal Code
Revised Statutes of South Carolina, b:
inserting ''neighborhood road, public
highways." after "turnpike road," oi
line 2, and after "road" on lines 5 an<
An act to require cotton buyers ti
accept bales of cotton weighing not les
than three hundred pounds.
An ant tn ftonntv and town
ship line? and voting precincts in thi
counties of Kershaw, Sumter and Dar
lington, and to further prescribe tb<
duties of certain officers in said coun
ties with reference to the act to estab
lish Lee county.
A Joint Resolution to require the
Comptroller General of the State tc
draw his warrant in favor of D. E.
Keels, for $71.90, per diem and mileage
prior to being unseated as a member
of the House of Representatives,
and to require the State Treasurer tc
pay the same.
A Joint Resolution authorizing the
Governor and A.tton.ey General to employ
an agent or attorney to investi!
gate and prosecute claims of the State
against the Urited States growing out
of the common defence, and to revoke
any former agency.
A Joint Resolution to appropriate
$2,500, or so much as may be necessary
as an emergency fund, to be used by
the State board of health in dealing
with certain diseases.
An act to empower the State board
of health to enforce vaccination.
An act to amend Section 943 as Sec
tion -bl oi V oiume d 01 tne JKevised
Criminal Statutes of 1893, relating to
the practice of dentistry without
An act to require the State board of
health to co-operate with the Federal
Government in establishing quarantine
rules and regulations for the protection
of the live stock industry of this State.
An act to empower and authorize the
utilization of the county chain gang in
the promotion of the health of a county
An act to amend Seetion 353, Volume
1, of the Revised Statutes of South
Carolina of 1893.
An act to prevent destruction of
graves and graveyards.
An act to further establish and declare
the law of distress for rent.
An act to amend Section 115 (1,048)
of the Revised Statutes of 1S93, providing
for at least one beneficiary cadet
from each county.
An act to regulate the employment of
womsa in mercantile establishments,
or any place whfcre goods or wares or
merchandise are offered for sale, and to
provide seats for them, and to make it
an offence to fail to do so.
An act to forbid the acceptance of ;
| extra compensation, in addition to the j
compensation provided by law, by any
person holding an office or position of
tmst or profit in this State, or in the
public institutions thereof, and making
it a misdemeanor to do so.
An act authorizing the South Caro;
lina Society for Prevention of Cruelty
1 to Animals, or any other society duly
incorporated for that purpose, to lawfully
destroy, or causj to be destroyed,
any animal found abandoned and not
properly cared for, maimed, diseased,
disabled or infirm, and the punishment
i of the person feeing the owner or possessor,
or having charge or custody of
> tha same.
An act to fix a maximum schedule of
charges for selling ieaf tobacco by all
\^are houses in this State.
A JoiDt Resolution to require the
t Penitentiary autnorities to furnish a
certain nnmber of convicts to the regents
of the State Hospital for the In:
; An act for the protection of ginseng
: in this State, and to punish persons
digging same at pertain times of the
An act to authorize the construction,
maintenance and operation of telegraph
' and telephone lines in the State of South
Carolina, and to provide for the assessment
of just compensation for such
An act to prevent shooting upon the
NEWS FROM MANILA.
1 There is Some More Harum Scaram
1 The Filipinos in front of Manila con
3 tinue to fire on our troops every chance
s they get. During the past week they
1 have killed about ten of our men and
iVirAP 2.s manv more.
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I On Thursday morning an attempt
was made to rush through our extreme
f left, near Caibocan, but it was promptly
s checked by a hot and effective musketry,
and artillery fire.
In the meantime small bodies of r*e
bels, spread out between the cit;
r the outposts. Every available :?.uu
was sent to drive them away, wi:!i the
e result that there was desultory firing all
Q fn 1ft 3ft o m tViA T Hi tad
a J-'iUJbLL U lu X VK-'V u. A~.. , ~ ,
k States double turreted monitor Monade
nock joined in the engagement, hurling
e 10 inch shells over the American lines
q inte bodies of the enemy, as indicated
d by the signal corps.
At 11 o'clock there were sharp enf
gagements at the Chinese cemetery and
e at San Podro Macati almost simultanet
ously, but the artillery fire from bcth
,t positions drove the enemy back. From
the high towers of the city fires can be
d seen burning at a dozen different points
outside. Some of these are probably
- due the Monadnock's shells.
i- It is currently reported that the natives
have threatened to burn Escolata
r and the walled pity tonight. Scores of
e rebels have been arrested in the londo
.- district. A band of 60 rebels, having
- two carloads of arms and accoutements
was captured in a nouse. xrasiness is
s temporarily suspended.
Fire has been burning ail day in the
?- Tondo district and has been clearing
i- the residents out of many houses in the
outskirts from which the enemy previq
ously fired on the Americans. A cloud
a ?TnnVp hovered over the city today.
s eonveying the impression to the people
about the bay and in the outside dis0
tricts that the whole city is burning.
e The rebels between the city and the
outposts are being smoked out this afternoon
and driven toward the beach.
Sharpshooters at various parts of the
line are yery annoying, but otherwise
rhere has been no further excitement
since the frustration of the morning's
f Lieut. Eugene S. French, of Co. L
1 First Montana volunteers and Private
Oscar Felton, of Co. C, South Dakota
volunteers, were killed and two other
0 Dakotans were wounded?
Under date of Manifct, Feb. 24, Gen.
Otis cabled the war department as fol
' Scandia arrived last night. On night?
- ot 21st and zza ana yesteraay morning
insurgent troops gained access to out*
skirts of the city behind our lines. Many
^ in hiding and about 1.000 entrenched
^ themselves. Completely routed yesterday
with loss of killed and wounded of
about 500 and 200 prisoners. Our loss
very slight. City quiet, confidence re5
stored, business progresssing. Otis.
FOUXD HALF FROZEN"
A Curious Character Who Was Picked
Up in the Country.
A stranger in a strange land, a Swede.
. lay stranded in the city of Columbia
Wednesday morning, his fingers frostbitten
and swollen, himself half starved
and half dead. The State says "\YedJ
nesday two gentlemen, living about |
' seven miles from town on the Camden !
road, Messrs. Martin and Dennis brought'
" in a man whom they had found in the j
' woods near where they live. He had j
eppn arnnnd that neighborhood for I
' a day or so and was in a half starved
condition with his hands swollen and
; his legs seemingly lame from exposure.
The poor fellow could not speak English
at all, but it was discovered that he
is a Swede, and Mr. Lind, who works at
Ruben's tailor shop and who is also a
Swede, was sent for to talk with him in
their native tongue. The stranger had
been taken to the police station where
Mr. Lind held a conversation with him
The only information the stranger gave
was that his name is L. Getill, and that
he has been in this country only two
months. He declared the Swedes were
after him and requested Mr. Lind to telegraph
the Swedish consul at Washington
that he was here and that he had
done nothing wrong. He seemed to
think the Swedes wanted to injure him
but would not say for what, only stating
that he had done nothing. Mr.
Lind sent the telegram as requested.
Mr. Lind was unable to get any further
information from Getill. though lie had
another talk with him later in the
afternoon at the request of a representative
of The State. The man had on
his person $10 in cash and a railraad
ticket from Washington to Jacksonville,
Mr. James M. Smith of Columbia. S
C. writes: Dear Sir?It eives me
great pleasure to say tnat tne Uid
North State Ointment bought of you
has entirely cured me of eczema when
everything I had used previously failed
to giye any- relief. It is a great medicine,
and I would not be without it in
my house. I use it for almost everything,
where any medicine is needed,
and have gotten the best of results
every time. Respectfully,
I'm ^,Wrirti>rw--n^ayu.'., xj ?V-yi-r-7-~
"7 the new law
Relating to the Government of
At. ^ r+ i A A.
xne oeverai uounnes.
AS IT FINALLY PASSED.
Some of the Counties Exempted
from Some of the Sections
of the New Act.
Considerable portion of the morning
session or the I l . 01 last
week was devoted to passing the county
government bill as prepared by Sena
tors Livingston, Graydon and Glenn,
and Representatives W. J. Johnson,
Blythe, Jenkins, Dargan and Hydtick.
The bill with all the senate amendments
was adopted without alteration.
The Orangeburg. Florence and Barnwell
j_i : i-J j v:n
ueiegauuus wauieu lu auueuu tue uiu,
claiming that the salaries of their county
commissioners were placed too high,
but the house refused to jeopardize tbe
bill by inserting minor amendments
which might cause a hitch and keep
the entire bill from getting through, on
account of the limited time. Following
is the bill:
Section-1. That an act entitled "An
act to Drovide for tbe couutv govern
ment of the various counties of this
State." be, and the same is hereby, reenacted
and amended so as to read as
Section 1. That there shall be in each
of the* counties of this State a county
board of commissioners, which shall be
composed of the county supervisor, who
shall be elpcted and hold office, as now
provided by law and two commissioners,
who shall be appointed by the governor
upon the recommendation of the
members of the general assembly from
the several counties, or a majority of
them, and whose term of office shall be
coierminal with that of the supervisor
with whom they preappointed to serve,
and until' their successors shall be appointed
and qualified. Said commissioners
shall be commissioned by the secretary
of state, as other county officers,
but without charge for their commiscinna
I ty the supervisor and the said commisI
sioners shall each give bond in the sum
of $2,000 after the year 1900: Provie
d, further, That in Sumter county
six commissioners shall be appointed,
as aforesaid, who, with the county supervisor,
shall constitute the county
board of commissioners in said county:
Provided, further, That in Richlaad
county one commissioner shall be elected
in each township by the qualified
electors thereof at the next general election,
and evpry two years thereafter,
and they shall held omce tor two years
from election, and until their successors
shall be elected and qualified.
Provided, further. In the county of
York, there shall be appointed by the
governor, upon the recommendation of
the delegation in the general assembly,
three discreet persons in each township
one of whom shall be chairman of the
town sip board of commissioners, and
he shall attend the meetings of the
county board of commissioners at least
quarterly, and shall receive $15 per annum,
payable quarterly, for such attendance,
and the said township board
shall be the township assessors for their
respective t-ownships, and be paid the
perdiem and mileage herein provided.
Sec. 2. That said board shall meet at
the county seat at stated times, once in
each month, for the transaction of business,
and a majority shall constitute a
I quorum. The,county supervisor shall
be chairman of saia board.
Sec. 3. That said countv board of
commissioners shall, in their several
and respective counties, have and exercise
all the jurisdiction, powers and
duties heretofore devolved bylaw upon
the county suervisors, the county boards
of commissioners and the township
boards of commissioners, under
'he provisions of the laws heretofore
existing, providing for a system
?>f county government for the various
counties of the State: Provided.
That no claim against the count}
shall be paid until it shall have been
approved in writing by a majority
of said board and entered in their minutes.
Sec. 4. That the county supervisors
of the various counties shall receive
annual salaries, payable as now provid
ed by law, as follows: Abbeville, $900
per annum until Jan. 1st, 1901, and after
that time $700 per annum; AikeD,
$800; Anderson, $S00; Bamberg, $600;
Barnwell, $800; Beaufort, $600; Berkeley,
$500; Charleston, $1,000; Cherokee,
$500; Chester, $300; Chesterfield,
$600: Clarendon, $600; Colleton, $600;
Darlington, $600; Dorchester, $400;
Edgefield, $300, after the 1st of January,
1901; Fairfield, $650; Florence,
$600; Geortown, $750; Greenville, $3f0;
Greenwood, $700: Provided, The sup
ervisor shall spend his whole time on
the roads and in the county; Hampton.
$600; Horry, $300; Kershaw, $750;
Lancaster, $300; Laurens. $600; Lex
njgtoD. $.600; Marion, $800; Marlboro.
$600; 2s*e.s berry, $750; Oconee. $500:
Orangeburg. $300; Pickets, $200, after
the year 1900; Richland. $900; Spartanburg,
$1,000; Saluda, $400; Sumter.
$600; Union, $600: Williamsburg, $600;
York, $600, after the 1st of January.
See. 5. That said commissioners
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I counties, as compensation for their services.
the sum of $3 - per day, not exceeding
25 days in any year, except in?
Saluda, where they shall not exceed 35
days in ?ny year; and in Newberry
county, where the per diem shall not
exceed $50; and in Chesterfield and
Clarendon counties? where they shall
receive $2 per day. and 5 cents per mile j
fr\r miln in nrnJnf in ?jnr1 rflftirnincr
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from the meetings of the board at the
court house; and in Greenville, Lancaster
and Sumter counties, where they
shall receive $2 per day for not exceeding
25 days; and in Sumter county,
mileage not exceeding 5 cents per mile
in going to and returning from the
court house by the nearest r<.u:e to attend
the meeangs of Paid board; and in
Fairiield county, where they shall reroivft
norilav. not es^pedinsr 35 davs.
and iu 1'ickens county, where they shall
each receive $200 per annum after the
year 1900; and in Spartanburg county,
whera they shall receive $2.50 per day
for not exceeding 50 days, and 5 cents
per mile for each mile of necessary travel
on official duty.
Sec. 6. That said boards may in each
of the' counties named in this section,
and no others, elect a clerk, who shall
perform the duties of secretary, and be
paid an annual salary as now provided
by law, to be fixed by the board, not
exceeding in the several counties the
sums hereinafter named, towit: Aiken,"
$200; Anderson, $150; Barnwell, $250;
Berkeley, $200; Charleston, $300; Cherokee,
$100; Clarendon, $150; Colleton,
$150; Darlington, $50; Dorchester, $100;
Edgefield, $150, after 1st January, 1901,
Florence, $150; Georgetown, $100;
Greenville, $250; Greenwood, $150;
Hampton, $50; Horry, $100; Lancaster, '
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$100: Laurens; $150; Marios. $200;
Oconee, $100; Orangeburg. 8100; Pickens.
$100,; .Richland. $500; Spartanj
burg. $300; Saluia, $100; Sumter,$300:
| Union, $150; Williamsburg. $50; York,
' $100: Provided. That in Newberry
! county the supervisor shall perform
j the duties of clerk without addition
I al compensation; Provided, further,
! That in Greenville county > the clerk
shall be appointed by the supervisor.
Sec. 7. That, except as hereinfter
j provided, the township boords of commissioners
are abolished, and the duties
heretofore performed by said township
boards of commissioners and the
county boards of commissioners, relative
to the'valuation, assesment and return
of property for taxation be, and
the same are hereby, devolved upon
township boards of assessors, special
boards of assessors for cities and towns,
as uow provided by law. and the county
board of equalization, which said township
and special boards shall be appointed
every two years by the governor,
upon the recommendation of the
members of the general assembly from
the respective counties, or a majority of
them; and their office shall be continued
with that of the governor appointing
them, and uutii their successors shall be
appointed and qualified; and the chairman
of each of said boards shall be, exofficio,
a member of the county board of
equalization: Provided, That in Newberry
and Pickens counties the township
and town boards shall be appointed
by the auditor; and in Spartanburg
county they shall be appointed by the
county board of commissioners. The
rvinn.V.a*.? nf f,ooli n? coif] hnarrls; ?Viall rA
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I c?ive. as a compensation for the performance
of t heir duties, $1 per day for
for not exceeding five days in any year
on each of' said boards, and 5 cents per
mile for each mile of necessary travel
i on official duty: except in Fairfield
county, where the number of days for
each of said boards shall not exceed
three, and the members of the township
boards shall have no mileage; Provided.
That in Greenville county the township
assessors hereiD provided for shali also
perform the duties of township commis
sioners, as now constituted ior saia
county; and in Spartanburg county said
township assessors shall also perform
the duties of township commissioners,
as now provided by law, and, as such,
shall be subject to the supervisory control
of the county board of commissioners,
and shall receive for performing
such duties, to be paid out of the road
fund of their rcspectivc townships, ?1
per day and 5 cents per mile for each
mile of necessary travel on official duty,
not exceeding in the aggregate the sum
of $15 in any year to each member, not
including his compensation as a member
of the township board of assessors,
or of the county board of equalization:
Provided further, That neither of said
boards shall let any contract to any
member of either of said boards.
Sec. 8. That the provisions of this
act, except those of sections 4 and 6,
sliall not apply to the following named
counties, to wit: Bamberg, Barnwell,
Beanfort, Charleston, Cherokee. Chester,
|Kersha w. Hampton and Orangeburg.
Sec. 9. That sections 1 and 2 of an
act approved 9th March. 1S96, entitled
"An act to amend sections 2375, 2376
and 2402, of Vol. 1, revised statutes of
1893," be and the same are hereby, repealed.
Sec. 10. The county board of commissioners
shall hare the same rights
and duties with reference to the prepation
of jury lists as are now devolved by
law upon the present county boards of
commissioners. In the county of Aiken
the juries shall be listed and drawn by
the auditor, the treasurer and the clerk
of the court, without extra charge; and
they are hereby declared to be the board
of jury commissioners for such purpose,
with all the pewors devolved by law
upon such boards.
Sec. 9. That this act shall go into
effect upon its approval, and all acts
and parts of acts inconsistent with the
provisions of this act be, and the same
are hereby, repealed.
PI as cn i-ps of "Farm Life*
The person who does not love life in
the country has lost the best part of his
nature by being cast out of the garden
of Eden, at an early period of life, to
be reared artificially on the sights,
sounds and smells of the streets, alleys
and sewers of some city. He knows
nothing of real home life?cities have
very little, as a rule, only number so
and so, such a street. He has very little
sense of home joys and" affections;
^riv. oir ond nf tVlp ^rmntrV!
its holy quietudes; its gentle appeals to
all the senses; its solitudes, where tumult
and mob never intrude; its delightful
woods; its sports and pleasures;
its love and friendships, undeSled by
the dust and grime of crowded tenements
and thronged thoroughfares; its
sacred privileges and seclusions; its
leisure; its freedom and independence
from the intrusions and demands of
hurrying urban life and its sacred exemptions
from the gross contacts and
associations of the bustling and should
ering streets?all these, and more akin
to them, make the rural existence a
perpetual delight, uodefied by the conditions
that attend the constant pres
sure of mixed and crowded population.
The farm is not a bonanza, but it feeds
the world. To one accustomed, its labors
are easy aijd healthy; its incidents
interesting; its rests, its changes and
relaxations with exchanges of visits,
always full of recrcation; its crops engage
continual care and attention, with
daily vicissitudes of weather, with
promise of fruitism, and at the last
with garnered crops, it attoras you
plenty, with a roaring fire under your
own roof?happy of being monarch of
all you surrey, despite the struggles
for bread in the cities atd never ending
exertions and woes inseparable
from style and silly rivalries. Go back
to the country, young man! S<;ize the
plow and become an independent and
happy man, though you may miss
wealth, fashion and luxury.
Wise Words of H. W. Grady.
When every farmer in the South shall
eat bread from his own fields and meat
from bis own pastures, and, disturbed |
by no creditor and enslaved by no debt,
shall sit amidst his teeming gardens
and orchards and vineyards and dairy :
and barn-yard, pitching his crops in ,
his own wisdom and growing them in
independence, making cotton his clean
surplus, and selling it in his own time i
and in his chosen market, and not at a i
master's bidding?getting his pay in :
cash, and not in a receipted mortgage j
that discharges his freedom?then shall ]
be the breaking of the fullness of our ;
day. Great is King Cotton: but to lie 3
at his feet while the ursurer and grain (
raiser bind us in subjection is to inviie i
the contempt of man and the reproach \
of God. But to stand up before him <
^ Trrflof j
diuiu UI auu cmuixv/uuucvo, |
from him the magna charta of our inde- j
pendence, and to establish in his name
an ample and diversified agriculture \
that shall honor him while it enriches i
us?this is to carry us as far in the way
of happiness and independence as the
farmer, working in the fullest wisdom j
and in the richest field, can carry any 3
ai * "3?~. ?wm?iWMfci?i
WANT TO HANG THEM."
The Spanish Government and
Generals Freely Criticised.
HOT TIMES IN OLD MADRID, j
One Member of the Cortes Wants
to Know Why no General
or Admiral Has
The Spanish Cortes reassembled at
Madrid on Monday of last week, and
there was a hot time sure. The galleries
were packed with an expectant
p.rnwrl nnr] rhpv nnt ^icnnrwiinl-fwl
The Senate was very full, hardly a
general being absent.
Senor Montero Kios, president of the
Senate, in opening the proceedings pronounced
a eulogy upon M. Faure, and
a resolution of condolence with France
was adopted unanimously.
Senor Sagasta, the premier, then
proposed to refer the bill providing for
the cession of the Philippines to the
T I n'f All f /\ O T> rt /> 1 n I AA
but this the Cons' rvatives protested
against, declaring that the bill ought
to be conscientiously discussed, and
and Senor Sagasta withdrew his proposal.
Count D'Almenas then brought up
the question of the conduct of the gen
1 .1 * n_l-- J
erais engageu in uie war in ^uua, uedaring
that Gen. Primo de Rivera,
Gen. Weyler, Gen. Blanco, Admiral
Cervera and Gen. Linares had proved
failures. This declaration elicited
much applause from the public galleries
in consequence of which several of the
spectators were expelled from the
Observing that he would deal with
the "shameful capitulation of Santiago'
Count D'Almeuas asked the house
whether he should proceed and was
answered with cries of "yes" and "no"
and a general uproar ensued. A repetition
of the query provoking still
greater tumult, Senor Sagasta rose and
defended the government and its
Spanish peacc commission. 'J he prej
mier criticised America's "unjustified
i conduct" and said that everything
might be discussed except the war, because
the cases of the generals were
Count D'Almenas resumed his attack
upon the generals and complained that
"five months had elapsed and not a
single general had been shot." This
gave rise to another tumult and Count
D Almenas was called to order. Again
he asked why the generals who capitulated
had not been executed. It is
quite true, he declared, that the army
is an army of lions led by asses. Capt.
Gen. Blanco's administration in Cuba
was deplorable, he said, but was not
responsible for the surrender of Santiago.
WT> i! J T i.
-uccrimi nations continued oetween
Count D'Almenas and Lieut. Gen. Correa.
the minister of war, and there was
renewed disorder. Then Gen. Primo
de Rivera arose and denounced Count
D'Almenas as a contemptible caluminator.
Gen. Blanco followed, defending the
generals and accepting full responsibility
for events in Cuba during his com.
' mand in the island.
Gen. Barges also denounced Count
1 D'Almenas as a caluminator.
After a promise on the part of Count
D'Almenas to produce proofs of his
assertions tomorrow, the senate ad|journed.
In the chamber a resolution of condolence
with France over the death of
President Faure was unanimously
Senor Silvela, leader of the dissident
Conservatives, moved a vote, signed by
the Conservative deputies, censuring
this government for its indifference to
the country's troubles.
Senor Anniz in seconding the motion
denounced the ministry for accepting
the war through fear of the Carlists, i
and declared that the country was now :
suffering the consequences of the government's
pusillanimity. He proceeded
to detail the lack of preparation and of
war materials, and charged the government
with responsibilities for the surrender
of Santiago, "which they ordered,
although the garrison there nuin
bered 23.000 and there was sufficient
provisions in the place for three
months." I his declaration created a
In proof that the government was re- |
sponsible for the surrender of Cuba
Senor Annis read telegrams from Senor
Sagasta and Lieut. Gen. Corrca to Gen.
Blanco ordering the surrender of Cuba
as a means of saving Puerto Kico and .
the Philippines aud preserving order in J
the peninsula. ;
He also read Gen. Blanco's telegram 1
in reply, opposing the surrender, but ]
agreeing to obey the government's order.
Senor Annis added that President '
McKinley had telegraphed to Gen. <
Shafter that the surrender of Santiago |
had been arranged with the Madrid
government, and that, therefore, he
must make a. sort of sham attack.
Capt. Aunon. minister of marine, interposed
at this point, saying he believ- j
ed this story to be incorrect, wheieupon j
Senor Annix repeated the statement
that Premier Sagasta had ordered the
surrender of Cuba in order to save the
Why Men Don't Marry.
The extravagant theory of the young
people, as to the necessity for keeping
up a certain style is the Reason why so c
many of them put off marriage year after
year, and finally drift into the irremediable
stage of celibacy. Girls without
fortunes are supported in idleness
and luxury by over-indulgent parents
and expect to be thus cared for after
rk ormnol i?Acf. nf cn/tli o I
liiai 1 I Ci w I. UV VVJV VA. kJUlsW <* ?
girl's maintenance is more than the income
of a young man, unless he be exceptionally
fortunate. The fault lies
with parents. Unless they are prepared
to give a fortune with a daughter
when she marries, they have no mural
right to make her unfit for the position 0
of wife in the home of a young man 1
who has his fortune to make. And
this is not a trivial mistake, for it is a
i ft i
areat and increasing source or personal
iinhappiness, and it inevitably promotes
immorality. Instead of thousands of
bachelors and spinsters in boardinghouses
in cities, there should be thousmds
of modest homes, in which young
married couples would be helping each
Dther to realize .the dreams of their
Fouth. The oid-fa?hioned virtue, thrift,
domestic economy, savingup forarainy V
iay, needs a revival, not especially in g
:he homes of the very poor, but in cl
:hose who have fair incomes and whose
imbition to make a show prompts them h1
:o adopt the habits and the ways of the e
rery rich. cl
The fact that there are just as good ei
ish in the sea as ever were caught is
:athei encouraging to the piscatorial
"SodD RULES FOR HEALTH.
Ten Conunandments of the French in
Regard to Habits of Living.
1. Be temperate ia labor, calm in
thought and spirit. Go to extremes in
nothing, but hold to moderations in all
things. In these conditions are the
foundations of a harmonious life.
2. Live as much as possible in the
fresh air and sunshine, in a healthful
place, and avoid unwholesome houses
. _ .1 x_l__ * 1. i?_ _
6. Xiat moaeraieiy 01 simple iooa
suited t) the needs of the body, whether
given to sedentary physical labor
and to the season and cliniatc. Eat
slowly and be agreeable at the table.
Let the daily meetings with friends and
family be a joyous one.
4. Take sufficient exercise of body
and mind for all needs, but avoid excess
and physical straits, draughts,
5. Keep the body clean by baths and
the skin well exercised and tough by
friction, with now andjhen a sun bath.
t>. Dress so that the body wilt be
well protected, but also so that there
I 1 k A W A z-k f AW /A f Af 1 T^A
Will UC xi^cuuxxi \jt sj\j i
not in the prime of manhood dress too
warmly, nor in old age too scantily.
7. Sleep in a well ventilated room,
and sleep long enough to allow the
bodily waste of yesterday to be repaired.
Do not. however, spend more
time in bed than is necessary for this
8. Drink pure water?that which is
free from the germs of disease, or of
some equally wholesome drink.
9. Attend to all the functions of nature,
so that waste and poisonous matter
will not accumulate in the system.
Here is a source of untold harm. Take
the directions of life philosophically,
and do not be too elated over its successes,
or depressed over its failures.
Do your best and rest satisfied.
!u. avoiq an pursuits wmcn ensxave
the mind or keep it in a fever of unwholesome
excitement, or discouragement
and depression. Do not live
alone, or become pessimistic, nor sour,
but cultivate joyousness and seek that
perfection of nation vhich is within
Let Whiskey Alone
The Greeenville Xews has been interviewing
a prosperous young farmer
of its county and reports, among other
things: "One thing more you ought to
tell farmers," he s?idas he was leaving:
"I like whiskey, but I'm land hungry.
I want more land, I figured cut years
ago that with very moderate drinking
I'd drink an acre of good land every
year. So I quit. At the end of the
tts-ii-m T f/\ll y? t?ca]^ T'tvs incf on OS>VA
J CCVl JL tCil UiJ JL itejuowau uviv ?-A*vM.v?
it $25 an acre by not drinking. I find
when I put it to my neighbors that way
it makes 'em think. You tell farmers
, _ jt ' i_ _i j. i._ J A: 4/l?
to tmnK aooui lanu. every uuic tiicy
start to buy whiskey and calculate how
much real estate they are drinking or
giving away." Some men, who are not
farmers, could accumulate a goodly
plantation every year by the indicated
plan, as there is good land in the State
to be had for only two or three dollars
an acre; but the News goes on to say:
"As the farmer left he was chuckling
over the story of Bob Means'^ Alliance
corn patch. Mr. Means says when
the Alliance was first organized he
marked off a ten-acre field of corn and
determined that he would work it only
while his neighbors were attending Alliance
meetings and looking after politico
Tlie an noma foil f Vl rnn CrTl
UOO. JULIO OWUUiMV wo-*.*. w ~ ~ ~
he found he was working his com co
Good for Linares.
Gen. Linares, who was in command
of the Spanish troops at Santiago at
the time of the capitulation has challenged
Count D'Almeas to a duel on account
of attacks the count made upon'
him on Monday in the senate at Madrid.
General John M. Palmer, who ran for
the presidency in 1896 on the
Palmer and Buckner gold standard
ticket, has just been voted a pension
of $50 a month by the United States
us i. a a
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