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News of Enterest Gleaned Fro
THE ' (JAME LAWS NOW IN
Interesting Siunmary Prepared by
Secretary Jas. H. Rice, Jr. ,
From The Columbia State.
Tlie Audubon Society is in receipt
of requests daily for copies of r*?v
game laws. These cannot be supplied
since the issue has been exhausted,
giving conclusive evidence of thc in
terest felt in the subject all over
South Carolina. The society has re
quested that extra copies be returned.
Requests have come also from other
States. To make the principal points
clear the following is a summary of
the more important laws as prepared
by Secretary Jas. Henry Rice, Jr.
Thc statute of 1905, passed two
years before the Audubon society
was chartered, defines what are game
birds and what are not. Thc game
birds are: Swans, wild geese, brant,
wild ducks, rails (marsh hens), coots,
gallinules, surf birds, snipe, wood
cock, quail, (partridge), rice biri,
black bird, dove, sand-pipers, upland
plover, curlew, Avild turkey and pa
It is not known to the society why
prairie (pinnated grouse) hens were
put on tins list, nor why Mongolian,
or ring-necked pher-sants and ruffed
grouse were left off. There are no
prairie chickens in South Carolina;
whereas there are both Mongolian
pheasants and ruffed grouse, but
such is the law.
The above birds may be shot in
the seasons permitted by law, or
taken in those seasons by any method
which the law allows.
All birds not on this list are non
game birds within the meaning of the
law, and may not bc killed at any
time; nor may their nests or eggs be
destroyed. It is a misdemeanor to
have in possession any part of a non
game bird, such as feathers, body or
skin: and it is equally against the
law whether such bird was killed
within or without thc State.
The State Owns the Birds.
In the preamble to this act it is
stated: "That all wild birds, whether
resident or migratory, in this State, |
shall be. and are hcrebv. declared to
be the property of the State." That
is the law of South Carolina.
Birds That Are Exempted.
The act further recites that the
English sparrow, cooper's hawk (the
chicken or hen hawk), the sharp
shinned hawk (known locally as the
"Blue Darter"), the great horned
owl and all other birds which are by
nature destructive of other birds, are
not included among the birds pro
tected by this act, nor are tho nests
or eggs of these birds protected.
A person is allowed to kill crows
cn his premises if they are destroy
in? crops, but he is not allowed to
sell them or their feathers.
No non-game bird may be shipped
out of the State nor may the eggs or
ffiofliors of inch bird -J
vtrtr?~-ror other than scientific ar
roses his certificate will he at once
tanc?lled and not renewed. Besides
he will be liable "to a fine of .$100 or
300 da vs' imprisonment.
It will be seen that no woman has
the right to wear the feather of a
Son-game bird on her hat: it is an
indictable offense under the laws ?E
South Carolina, and it misht be add
ed that it is an indictable offense
Gaffney's Flower Show.
Gaffney, Special.-The annual flow
er show was held Saturday evening at
the residence of Mrs. H. D. Wheat
and was largely attended. The event
was given under the auspices of the
Ladies' Aid Society of Limestone
Presbyterian church. The receipts of
the evening were some $70 and the
ladies are well pleased -with the re
Complete Mail Delivery for Fairfield.
Orders from Washington have been
issued directing the establishment o?
complete county system of rural ser
vice in Fairfield County, effective No
vember 1, 190S. This service con
sists of fourteen routes as follows:
Blair's, 1; Blythewood, 1 and 2;
Ridgeway, 1, 2 and 3; Rockton, 1;
Shelton, 1; Strother, 1; Wallacevilie,
1; Winnsboro, 1, 2, and 3; Wood
ward, 1. Routes No. 1. from Rock
ton, and No. 3 from Winnsboro, are
new. having been established August
Merchants Lose Goods by Fire.
Spartanburg, Special.-Fire de
stroyed ttie stores and stock of goods
of j. H. Griffin and J. H. Stone in
the Spantan Mill village. The. total
loss ;.s estimated at $15,000, parti
ally covered by insurance. The build
ing occupied by Griffin & Son was
owned by O. L. Johnson and not in
sured, he having dropped his policy
because he thought the rate too high.
The fire originating in Stone's stoic.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Millinery Concern Fined.
Columbia, Special.-James Henry
Rice, Jr., secretary of the Audubon
Society of South Carolina, obtained,
through Magistrate James H. Fowles,
warrants against two Columbia dry
goods and millinery concerns, charg
ing violation of the laws for the pro
tection ol' non-game birds. The tar
rants name thc James L. Tapp Com
pany and Mr. W. H. Monckton, Jr.,
manager of the Globe Dry Goods Com
pany. The defendants pleaded guilty
and were fined $2 each.
m A?? Sections of the State and
under the Jaws of almost every civi
lized country in the world. There are
150,000,000 ' birds used up in the
plume trade of Europe every year,
these birds being imported from Asia,
Africa and Polynesia. Many species
have become extinct through this
savage slaughter. '
Tho Open Season for Game.
According to the act of 1906 the
season for shooting partridges, will1*
turkey, woodcock. Mongolian or other
pleasants is made from November 15
to March 1, with the exception of
the following counties.
Beaufort, Hampton, Dorchester,
Colleton, Charleston, Barnwell, Beik
ley, Aiken, Oconee, Fairfield, Saluda,
Georgetown and Clarendon.
These counties have from Novem
ber 1 to April 1. Lexington was
formerly among the excepted coun
ties, but has Deen taken off and the
season there is from November 15 to
March 1. .
The deer season is from September
1 to January 1, but thc law applies
only to Georgetown county. Thc rest
are from August 1 to February 1.
Game Birds Not to be Sold.
. The act of 1006 makes it a misrlc- I
meanor to sell, or offer or expose for
sale, to pothunt, net, or trap, or by
firelight to pursue with intent to
catch, kill or injiir eany of the game
birds named in that section. The
handling, possession or ownership of
these birds is prima facie evidence
that thev are being offered for sale.
The Law of the Land.
These are the laws of the State of
South Carolina, made by the lawful
representatives of the people and are
binding on every citizen whether he
thinks thev arc wise or unwise. The
first consideration is that thev are
tho laws of the land". Any person
has the constitutional right to make
representation to the legislature to
have any law changed, but while it
is on the books he is bound to obev
Big Verdict at Greenville.
Greenville, Special.-In thc Fed
eral Court here a verdict for two
hundred and sixty-three thousand,
four hundred and fifty-three dollars
and .fifty-three cents was returned
for the Southern Power Company, of
Charlotte, in the suit against the
Catawba Power Company, of Rock
Hill. S. C. The suit was'for the col
lection of some promissory notes.
The verdict was agreed upon by the
attorneys for the two companies.
Fire in Darlington Causes .815,000
Darlington. Special.-Fire on Wed
nesday morning destroyed a large
tobacco warehouse on east Broad
street. This building had been used
for storing cotton and there were 204
bales of cotton in it at the time of
the fire, all of which was destroyed.
The origin of thc fire is unknown.
The loss is about .$15,000. which is
protected by insurance. One of the
Atlantic Coast T.":ne nassenger
_ . , v. .. ncir ..un
npe?atecl bv J. P. Sale & Co. The
fire was discovered in the redrving
machinery, md in a short time was
beyond control. About 200 negro em
ployes were at work in the building,
and so rapidlv did the fire gain head
way that several came near losing
then- lives in getting out. In the
building were about .100,000 pounds
of leaf tobp.ooo. The loss is estimat
ed at $400.000 mostly covered by in
Union County Votes Prohibition.
Union, Special,-Union . county
aerain voted for prohibition by about
three hundred majority out of fifteen
hundred votes cast. During the past
three years of prohibition the ar
rests for drunkenness have decreased
50 per cent and property valuations
in the county are said to have in
creased two million dollars.
Spartanbur? Lawyers in Personal En
Spartanburg, Special. - Ex-Gov.
John Gary Evans and his former law
partner, S. G. Finley, engaged in a
personal encounter here in the law of
fice of Nichols & Nichols. Several
blows were exchanged but they were
separated before either was injured.
Messrs. Evans and Finley were asso
ciated in the practice of law at the
Spartanburg bar for several years, A
few months -ago they dissolved the
partnership and there was a disag
reement as to a settlement.
Saluda Bank Prosperous.
Saluda, Special.-At the recent an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Bank of Saluda the reports of the
president and cashier showed the bank
had had a prosperous and successful
year. It was evident from the presi
dent's report that, a very conservative
policy had been pursued and this was
especially endorsed by the stockhold
ers. The recular dividend of 0 per
cent. Avas paid and the sum of $2;000
carried to the surplus account.
Vance Milam Fired Upon.
Clinton. Special.-Vance Milam,
son of Mr. Marshall Milam, a mer
chant of Clinton, was fired upon five
limes with a Winchester rifle in the
hands of a man named Sullivan, an
employe of tho Lydia cotton mill.
There was some misunderstanding be
tween them in a business transaction
on Wednesday. Milam wont lo Ly
dia mil] again on Thursday. The
trouble again came up. Several shots
went through his overcoat, which he
carried on his arm. One shot cut the
skin ou his hip.
?-M-I-H' ::'!":"M"H-:4'M"i' i H*
i OUR. .SCHO?LS
Kr Pnor. "WILLIAM Bl
^ University of SouthOaipliha.
T Paper Number Hight. 4
POOR ATTENDANCE-Even with
insufficient funds, poor jscbool houses,
short school teims, ana incompetent
teachers, the people may still show
a commendable educational purpose
by sending every child io school ev
er}' day the schools at? in session.
Much good may be got out of a very
inferior school, if the children at
tend it regularly and with the pur
posee of gtting the most possible out
of it. How are the white children of
South Carolina attending .the schools'
In 1907 the Avbitc enrollment in the/
public schools of the State was 144,
G(3S, while the average!"attendance
was only 103,304. The federal, cen
sus taken seven years lefore (1900)
gives South Carolina .217,972 white
children between the age? pf 5 and 20
years, while our legal $ehool age ii
between 6 and 21 vears. It is safe
to assert that bareTy^?fciv per cent
of thc white children of |he State
are enrolled in any kind , cf school,
and not over forty per ceiit are in
average attendance. In 1900, thirty
six per cent of- the white / children
between the ages of 10 and 14 years
were not enrolled in any school, pub
lic or private. Ia thc same .year
Massachusetts had only/ six 'per cent
of her white children Jbf the eorre
ponding ages out of scljool. Connecti
cut had seven per cent/and Michigan
eight per cent. '
In 1900 Son th Carolina had 54.177
native white illiteratesjover 10 years
of age, only 792 fewef white illiter
ates than the StatoJiaJ in 1870, thir
ty years previous. AtSh&.same date
Connecticut, with nearly twice thc
white population of l^iuth Carolina,
had but 1,958 white illiterates over
10 years of ase. A?fdn, South Car
olina had 15,643 nativ? white illiter
ates of the voting ages-Rhode Island,
with fonr-fiths the population of
South Carolina, had just 550. TVe
had 17,339 native wjite illiterates
between the acres of lj and 19 years;
Michigan, with twice our population
had 1,141; Con'necticii had 160, and
Rhode Island 100. ]j it reasonable
io hope for the S?rth Carolina of
tomorrow, with her liad of helpless
illiterates, to cope sticessfullv with
those States and sectjns which have
freed themselves frori the bondage
of ignorance? The my is forever
gone from South Canlina when a
few highly trained wi of leisure
could direct and eonrol thc destinies
of the people. Thi yesponsibili'y
bas been shifted lo he shoulders of
thc masses, and now ve are forced to
consider the trainin: of the masses.
Only yesterday Hoi O. B. Martin
gave this out: "Seeral educational
leaders in New Engind frankly told
us that r.bev arc spading their mon
ey and building up their schools in
order to retain and laintain their in
dustrial supremacy.. They realized
that we have advatages and groat
resources in the Soth, but they pro
pose to keep tl--1 ead, if possible, !
a nu uauguters t parents them- 1
selves ignorant and nable to appre- '?
ciatc or to understad what educa- J
tion means to their 'hildren and to
the State; some are [he children of \
fathers and mothers, freedy and sci- '
fish who are more tan willing to r
make wage-earners anibread-wimiers ]
out of their^young unt?ght offspring ;
a few ure the childrenpf paients op- i
posed to education, be?use trey have r
known some educated \scouncrel; a *
very few mc. the childfen of parents *
who actually need the nbor cr their \
children to eke out a j living' and r
many are the children jf f?thes en
grossed in material affafc-s and poth
ers recreant to duty. Many of mese
children are at work on|.he fans, in
stores and shops at a fe\j cents alay. *
and in the cotton mills nianing pod *
wages for children, whjle. hund?ds s
of others are roaming tm streets nd R
country lanes-the training grouds t
for idlers, vagrants andi enemiesi.o r
law, order and decency' j
Two of the worst enemies to chil. c
hood and youth are overwork a;. 1
idleness. Close confinement at mar. t
ual labor is dulling, stifling, and (Tesl t
tractive to childhood ; iflleness ii 1
poisn-.ious and ruinous to tauth. At-t
tendance upon school may\be used asv
a corrective for both .eyils. Tho b
State, in order to protect at least I
one class of children against over
work, has passed a child-ilabor law.
Barriug some notable exceptions, the
abortiveness of that law is .a common
jest. To il?strate: In 19?5, one of
oiir citv school superintendents lost
more than twenty pupils 'from or:''
school room within two months. In
company with one of the cotton mill
superintendents of that town (a man
in favor of schools), the school sup
erintendent went from house to house
in the mill village enquiring for thesr
missing children. In one afternoon
he located twelve of them, every one
of them unlawfully engaged at work
in the mill, though onlv three of
their names appeared on the pay roll.
Now, the child of,the lazy, greedy,
selfish parent is at work, and not in
school. The child of the ignorant
and indifferent parent is neither at
work nor in school; he is idling Both
children need to be educated; the
State needs both of them; and thc
State has already decre?d that thc
taxpayers shall esfabl'ch and main
tain schools for both. There remains
but one logical thing to do-compel
tho parents of both to s?nd tho;?
children to school. Thara is but lit
tle loo-ie in eomnollin? people to p?v
taxes to support the sorrel's, then nar
mi'timr the parents of ''''a childr^"
win? most need tho rW:h
"l-l- tr kean ihn^ f-~- "." henafl''
rf Ik" ?5"beols. The n^orer ,,,rt ",,:! '
?he moro is thc nead *r>v, aoqipellinr
his parents to send him to school.
Compulsory attendance lavs are aim
ed at the selfish and indifferent par
ent, not at the child. Ot' what ad
vantage are good teachers, long
school terms, and fine school houses
unless the children attend the schools'?
In a recent election to increase the
local school tax in a district in North
Carolina* where they have recently
enacted a kind of local option com
pulsory law, a certain taxpayer made
this declaration: "If you vote, to
compel thc children of this district
to go to school, increase my tax as
you please; if you arc not going to
put the children into the schools I am
I opposed to any further tax." That
man's argument has no answer.
Some opponent to a compulsory
law says, "You have not enough
school houses and teachers to take
care of the thousands of children not
in school." That argument is worth
less .unless we arc Availing to admit
that the white people of the State arc
actually unable to take care of their
children. Let some outside philan
thropist offer to aid South Carolina
in matters educational, then you get
an answer to that question. Will the
school houses ever be built or the
teachers employed anti] there is a
need for them? Would it be wise for
a farmer to let a $500 crop waste in
the fields, rather than build a -^100
house in which to store it ?
Thc last argument of the oppon>
ents to compulsory attendance it
that it cannot be enforced without
truant officers, and that truant of
ficers must be paid. Certainly. Tho
present child labor law if this State
is a dead letter, because no provis
ion is made for its enforcement. And
the police of Charleston, Columbia,
and other places have to be paid,
but it pays to pay them. We are
perfectly willing to pay an officer of
the law to arrest iirtle negro boys in
a 10-cent crap game, but it is too
much to pay an officer of the law to
see that a lazy, selfish father sends his
child to school. We are paying to
day in actual money every year five
times as much in tribute to the in
dustrial supremacy of New England
and other sections, as it would vost
ns to put every white child .i?l the
State in school fbr six months in the
year. What economists we are. And
what philosophers we try to be.
WILLIAM H. HAND.
University of South Carolina.
"^rasl Ludlow, of New York City,
/iec\"-:rr\ spherical balloon racing un
Th-? Duke of the Abruzzi. who is to
wed Katherine Elkins, sailed from
HP vre for America.
Mr. Yuan Shill Kai appealed for a I
"square deal" for China in discuss
ing an American-Chinese alliance.
Captain Pritchard, of the Maure
tania, will succeed Watt, of the Lusi
tania, as commodore of the Cunard
The will of Bishop Potter, whirh
divided his estate among his five
children, was filed for probate in New
President Castro of Venezuela
threatened that, in the event of a
revolution, those captured would be
shot as traitors.
Pfpsiden* Eliot, of Harvard, spoke
battleship Idaho, vice Captain S. W.
B. Diehl, relieved on account of ill
Alfred Tennyson Dickens, the nov
elist's fourth son. lectures occasion
illy on his father's life in Australia,
vhich is now his home. D'Orsay and
rennyson were his godfathers when
ie was christened.
Vladimar Poulsen, the Danish in
ventor, who is only thirty-eight years
?ld, is the son of a Judge in the High
Criminal Court of Copenhagen. He
las succeeded in making wireless tel
iphone connection between Lin?bv
ind Weisensee, a distance of 260
A BABY CONTEST.
Some mothers and nurses carry the
iny baby, when taking it for an out
ng, in a quaint willow basket that
uggests the papoose sling, only in
tead of having the infant strapped
o the mother it lies flat in a downy
lest. The basket is quite small, not
nore than twenty-four Inches Jn
ength, and just wide enough to ac
omnaodate the baby wrapped up in
1er outdoor apparel. The shape of
he basket is the same as that of
ne tiny willow cribs so much in use.
'here is this difference, however,
he carrying br portable crib is pro
ided with a long handle which can
e swung over the arm.
For a veranda airing an arrange
ant cf this kind will be found use
il, for the baby can be moved from
ie spot to another without having
Jr position interfered with and she
t-i be carried up or down stairs
"?Ile still enjoying her slumber.
'he inside of the basket may be
Hy with silk and lace, though a
sedate soft comfortable, which can
betfred and changed as often as
Hke is better. Two or three soft
daiiiy covered pillows will make
the ?d like a fairy couch, and baby
can \joy many happy hours in this
little iiiow nest.-New York Press.
A OUBTFUL COMPLIMENT.
"Th'professor says my * bathing
suit feather exiguous"
'Ts tt a compliment?"
"I do. know. Pm going after the
dlctiona now."-Kansas City Jour
THE NAONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. HiNE, CHAS. R. CLARK,
Surplu& Profits $190,000.00.
The busin'of our out-of-town fr.euds
receives thc oe careful attention as that
of our bical Costtors. The accounts of
careful conse tlve people solicited.
Pays ?f% interest on all :
compounded every six n
Capital and Sai
Before insuring else\vh<
Old Line Companies.
A.t The Farmers
because i: means a waste of
time and c.nergy. -:- -:- -:- -:.
Eo J?, f
sortments of coo]
JAS. S. BYRD,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
/EfiS^Offlce over Post-Office.
James A. Dobev,
Johnston, S. C.
Office over Ncws-r/cniicr CCce.
accounts in this department,
aonths, January and July.
G & BYRD
ire, WeJJrepresent the Best
! & BYRD*
Bank of ?dgefield
I. H. C.
are so prac
tical and so
simple that when
you start them they
run until you stop
them whether you arc
watching or not. Never
put of repgir;don'twasteiuel.
Call on os and we will gladly
explain tue good points of the
I. H. C. engine. ?*? -.- -:
ring utensils, etc.
When placing your Insure
ance give me a call. I rep
resent a very strong line of
FIRE: - - ..
Agent for tho largest
LIFE - - -
Insurance Co. I will ap
preciate a share ol y o ur busi
ness. 1 can be found at my
office-Office No. a-over Bank of]
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
V. A. HEMSTREET
Guns? Pistols, Knives?
First Class Repairing.
655 Broad Street,
Near Georgia Railroad Bank.