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IME U.E OF A LEGISLATOR.
Brief Sketch of Daily Routine and Some
Incidents Tat Sometimes
News and Courier.
Columbia.-Prohablyi not one pcr
son in ten who casts his ballot for
a member of the Legislature has
anything more than a very general
idea of the duties and daily routine
of a representative in the house. It
is commonly supposed by a great
many people that the session at Co
lumbia is a kind of holiday, spent by
the representatives in comparative
idleness and pleasure. That this
may be trtie to some extent in the
case of those members who are not
on any of the important committees.
it certainly is not with a large num
ber of the lawmakers.
The daily routine of a legislator
is about as follows: At 10 o'clock
the house meets and is in session
until about 2 o'clock-sometimtes a
litfle earlier or later. When that
hour arrives, if there is to be a night
session, as is alomst invariably the
case at this time, when there are a
very large number of bills on the
Calendar, a motion is made that
"this house do now recede from
business until 8 o'clock tonight."
This being carried, the lawmakers
flock out of the hall of the house of
representatives, some to go to com
mittee rooms to answer an accumu
lated correspondence, and some to
go at once to dinner, which is serv
ed here anywhere from 2 to 3
o'clock, if the representative has a
committee meeting. he must be back
at the Capitol, and if he is a member
of either of the most important
committees of the house, the ways
and means and the judiciary. this
means every afternoon. Probably
at half past 6, after discussing as
many bills which have been refer
red to it as vossi-le. the committee
will adjourn. and the honorable
member then repairs to his
boarding house or hotel for supper.
At 8 o'clock he must be back in his
seat, and there he stays, listening,
and perhaps participating in de
bates, until probably half-past 10,
whei the house adjourns, and the
legislative day is done.
From this it will be seen that for
the conscientious member the ses
sion of the legislature is a very
busy time. Of course the work
done and the time spent in the busi
ness of the State depend in every
instance on nothing but the mem
er himself. He is under absolute
lv no restraint or supervision, ex
cept morally. His pay goes on
whether he.is present or absent, and
his only accountability is to the peo
ple. and that only in case he should
present himself to them to ask for
a second term.
The meetings of committees are,
as a rule, perfectly prosaic. but a
few afternoons since the session of
the ways and means committee was
somewhat enlivened by the appear
ance before it of a fullblooded Ca
tawba Indian. He came as a com
mittee appointed by his people to
-ask for an increased approp)riation
for their support. There are now
only about eighty Catawba living of
that once powerful tribe. They re
side on a reservation of about six
hundred acres of land in York
county. of so poor a qualityv that
they can scarcely make a livig out
of it. So poor that their white
neighbors do not covet it and allow
them to inhabit it in peace. The
State has been for some years past
-making an annual appropriation of
one thousand dollars for the sup
port of the Catawba, but, as from
the individual members of the tribe
only received about $9.60 apiece
yearly, the rest going to pay the
salary of the ,doctor who attends
them, the agent and commission,
*and a sum put aside for bur.ial ex
penses, it can hardly be said that
these wards df the State are revel
ling in luxury. The Catawba wish
ed the appropriation increased to
twenty-five hundred dollars, but the
committee could only see its way
*clear to recommend an increase of
five hundred dollars, and the house
may not allow this. The Indians
do not vote.
Billy Harris, that is the Indian's
name, wvas on the floor of the house
and attracted considerable atten
tion. He was presented to several
young ladies and did all he could to
make himself agreeable. He knows
more of English than he does of his
own language and impresses one as
a harmles raher simple fellow.
1His father was a Confederate sol
dier and was wounded at the battle
of Sharpsburg. Probably if Billy
would bring his people down to Co
humbia. set up a camp of wigwam,s
on the State House ground and give
a Wild West show, with fancy
shooting and riding, they would
clear more in one session of the
legislature than they will get from
everal annual appropriations.
Night sessions of the Legislature
usually attract a large atenciane of
visitors, particularly the sessions ot
the house, this '-dy, probab'y on
account of the large number of
members and the more frequent de
bates, being considerabo more pop
ular with the public than the senate.
The galleries are gene.aY. crowd
ed, and on the floor 'f the house,
beyond the rail, there arm nearly al
ways numbers of ladies and gentle
men. Among the onlookers are al
most always to be found men whose
names are known from one end of
the state to the other, and an even
ng spent at a night session is very
profitable in extending knowledge
of the distinguished men of South
The other night I pointed out to
a visitor, a lady from Canada, by
the way, Governor Hevward. the
Ion. George L. Johnstone, recent
lv a candidate for the United Sen
ate, one of Tim Tillnan's counsel,
and one of the ablest criminal law
vers in the State: CdI. James L.
brr, the well known Piedmont mill
president. and a man of command
ing presence; the great and only
'Hub" Evans. recently elected
chairman of the State board of con
trol; the Hon. Leon J. Williams,
who resigned from the position to
which Evans was elected. and who,
it is said, will oppose Col. Croft for
Congress this summer: the Hon.
M. L. Smith, speaker of the house:
August Kohn, the "A. K." of The
News and Courier, and probably
the best known newspaper man in
the State and a dozen others.
WHERB SOME MIAKE MISTAKES.
Words Which Could and Should Apply to
Magistrates as Well-Wise Talk of
a Good Judge.
As stated by the court proceed
ngs in our last issue Judge Town
send briefly charged the grand jury.
A strong point that struck us was
iis opinion that the grand jury were
not to try the cases, but that they
should seek to ascertain if there was
anything in them; suggesting that
if they found there was nothing in
a certain indictment they should
throw it out, and closinig his charge
n that point with the very patent
nd true and important remark that
to save unnecessary expense was a
very grave consideration.
Now we are glad that Judge
ownsend uttered the words alluded
to for it gives us the opportunity
to put on record the fact that the
town of Newberry has an officer
who has been preaching and practic
ing the very things to which the
attention of the jury has so clearly
and forcefully been called. The
said Newberry official has saved a
good deal of unnecessary expense
Ito the county by throwing out many
cases upon ascertaining that there
Iwas nothing in them for the ses
sions court. When necessary he
sends cases to the higher court as
bound to do, but he believes in set
tling matters at once whe n possible
and saving the county time, trouble
and money. That officer is Magis
trate John H. Chappell. If every
official was as careful and zealous
in the discharge of his duties it
would be a good thing- for the coun
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Mr. John H. Cullom, Editor of the
Garland, Texas, News, has written a
letter of congratulations to the manu
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using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
1887, and finding it such a reliable rem
edy for colds and croup, we have never
been without it in the house since that
time. We have five children and have
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ne good feature of this remedy is that
it is not disagreeable to take and our
babies really like it. Another is that
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Last Soldier of 1812
Vigorous at 107.
Edward Noyes, a Drummer Boy Under Andrew Jackson, Who Also
Served in the Civil War, the Oldest Living Veteran, Says
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Healthy Past the Century 11ark.
Mr. Noyes. the hern of two wars, a soldier whose life has been writu a over
the country, although NG& years of ab-e, states that he feels as well and srngtoa
as he did 40 years ago, and recently md s
trip from Uity Corners, N. H., to Chicago
wvithout suffering any hardships.
A drummer boy in the war of 1812 and a
tc=ster in the civil war, ashe was even then
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th great vividness many of the historical
iguresf the last century, and gratefully'
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derful old age to
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r.i friem!s vro nl gone. but I am cheerful
and hope to live sim t1me nt. I was bnrn in What is n.w it,y C 'nrs,. H.. in 1797.
I had been pr.ttyv welJl iny life, but sickn. s cam'e up n me during the last 20 years.
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th~at miediie now. anid it is hot b mn...cine and nom~i.shment to me. I caunot eat a hearty
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Beware of refilled bottles.
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