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VOL. XLII. N0. 33 NEWBERRY. S. 0.. TKESDAY JANUARY 31, 1905. TWICE A WEEK. S1.50 A YEAR
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.NEWS FROM THE LAWMAK
First Half Session Fnished-only
Eight New Laws Enrolled
Lots of Talking.
Columbia, January 30.-The legis
Tature has now finished the first half
of the session. It will require some
hard work to dispose of the five hun
dred bills that have been presented
in the two houses.
Only eight new laws have been en
rolled for ratification and most of
them relate to local matters.
Both branches of the legislature
have more talking than usual . and
they like to hear themselves talk.
* * *
The biennial sessions measure has
been up and the judiciary committee
reports that that the resolution as
adopted at the last session is defec
tive and there is serious doubt if it
can be ratified without meeting with
obstacles which. may defeat the
whole scheme. The report of this
committee is published in full in an
other column. Anothr resoldtidn
has been adopted to appoint a special
committee to take the matter up and
see if anything can be done at this
session to ratify the actions of the
people in voting for biennial session.
The probability is that nothing will
be done at this session. As a matter
of fact my opinion is that nothing
will be saved by biennial sessions. If
the sessicn was limited to thirty days
instead of forty then ther might be
something saved to the people. And
everything could be done in thirty
days as well as forty. When the legis
lature met in November it always ad
journed by Christmas which made
the session. about thirty days ands as
much was accomplished as at present.
* * *
The bill to prevent frauds in pri
mary elections has passed the house
and has been sent to the senate.
The bill to change the South Caro
lia collge into the University of
South Carolina has be:en defeated.
The friends of the citadel academy
feared it was an ingirect blow at this
institution and they united with those
who were opposed to the scheme and
thus the measure 'was defeated. There
were those who felt tha't it was only
an entering wedge of the friends of
the college for a large appropriation
without enlarging the scope of the
institution. If all the state colleges
could be organized in'to a university
then the state could have a univer
sity not only in name but in fact. We
could then .have a university which
would not have its superior in this
country. This would require a good
many changes and it is doubtful if
the divergent interests could be got
An effort is being made to abolish
the department of immigration and
commerce. It was defeated on Fri
day at length and some think if the
vote had been taken at that time the
bill to abolish it would have passed
the .house. When the bill came up
last session to establish it I opposed
it but the majority being against that
judgement we would now favor 'the
continuance of the department in or
der to give an opportunity to see
what it could accomplish. . The de
partment has but been organized and
gotten started to work and should
be given a trial. If the bill should
pass the house the probabiiity is it
would be killed in the senate.
The Blease resolution to investi
gate the dispensary has passed the
hous wihmendments to which .the
senate refuses to agree. As a result
the two houses have appointed com
mittees of free conference and it is
the opinion of a great many that the
resolution will die in free conference.
If it should it is probable 'hat anoth
er resolution of similar character
will be introduced at once.
* * *
So many different bills have been
presented to change the dispensary
law that it is not expected any ma
terial change will be made in the dis
pensary law ac this session. There
must be at least a dozen different
propostitions to amend the law.
Senator Blease has introduced a
bill to require the Southern railway
and the C., N. & L. to build a union
depot at Newberry.
Mr. Earhardt's bill to abolish social
clubs has an unfavorable report from
the committee and will in all proba
bility die on the calendar.
The Parr Shoals Power company
bill has been reported again but has
a minority unfavorable report. It is
probable that the bill will now be
The compulsory education bill is
still on the senate calendar and the
probability is it will pass the senate
but its fate in the house is altogether
Mr. Blease's bill to reduce passen
ger fare on the railroads to 2 and
one half cents a mile has no yet
come up for discussion.
* * *
The Calhoun county questioxi has
not come up either. The question
seems to hinge on the question
whether or not Greenwood and
Eddgefield counties iave not been re
duced the constitutional area.
Senator Cole L. Blease and Repre
sentative Earhart went home to
spend Sunday. Representative Tay
loy has not been home since .he came
Mr. Taylor made a speech against
the immigration bureau on Friday
and rhose who heard him say he
made a good speech from .his view
E. H. A.
Why a Redhot Poker Does Not
Cause it to Hiss.
If a redhot poker be thrust into
cold water it hisses and sputters; if
into boiling water, there is no com
When in the first experiment cold
water comes in contact with the hot
iron there is a sudden and explosive
generation of steam, which causes
the liquid to be scattered with a hiss
sing noise, consequent upon the
bursting of innumerable bubbles.
When, on the other hand, a poker
is thrust into boiling water, which is
already freely giving forth steam,
the introductLion of the hot iron by
still further assisting steam produc
tion causes the poker to become at
once surrounded by a sheath of vap
or, which effectually prevents the wa
ter from coming into actual contact
with the metal.
This sheath of vapor is compara
tively a bad conductor of heat, so
that but little passes from the iron to
the water. .There is no commotion,
and the poker can be withdrawn still
Pay of Jockeys.
Mr. Harry Payne Whitney's 17
year-old jockey get $30,ooo a year.
No wonder college professors occa
sionally become depressed and say
Both Birds and Beasts Occasionally
Refuse to Work.
Both birds and beasts occasionally
go on strike according to observers.
A herd of horses will bunch togeth
er, neglect their food, become restive,
neigh and rub noses when in a field.
The outcome is that the herd will not
allow themselves to be saddled or
harnessed and will chase and at-tempt
to kick the attendants. Female birds
take tantrums and refuse to do -the
housework. They desert their nests
and leave their eggs to become cold
and barren. The male naturally be
comes greatly concerned, but with the
bird and beast creation the male will
never attack the female, so there is
no remedy. Warblers and starlings
are given greatly to these strikes.
A species of black ants have little
yellow ants which do most of 'heir
work for them. Occasionally the yel
low species will go on a strike. Their
food supply is cut off, but if that does
not avail the strikers are attackecr or
another lot of yellow an*cs are secur
Even the rabbit is a hardened strik
er. In rabbbit colonies the stronger
rabbits do most of the burrowing,
and as often as perhaps once in two
years these become discontenmed and
refuse to work.
Thieves and Bibles.
Bibles are said by detectives to be
more rarely stolen than any other
objects. This is not because Bibles
are worthless to a thief, but because
few criminals are sufficien'ly deprav
ed to steal the good book. A detec
tive said recently that in an impor
tant case which he had followed tip
some years ago a thief had entered
the house, stolen some valuable jew
elry and left untouched a Bible bound
in wbite chicken skin and studded
withb pearls. The detective caught
the ihief, and the man who had been
robbed, a dealer in curios, visited .his
despoiler in jail, took an interes7c in
him because he had not taken the Bi
ble and eventually reformed him and
got him a good job.
"I knew," the thief said, "that if I
took that Bible it would do me harm
and if I didn't *cake it it might do me
good. I let it alone, and now, thank
heaven, I'm an honest and a' right
The detective added that in another
case where a thief had stolen a Bible
the book had been returned. "An
other Thing few thieves will take,"
he added, "is a child's saving bank."
Now York Tribune.
For delicious little cup cakes,
cream one and one-half cupfuls of
sugar and a half a cupful of butter,
and add two eggs. In a bowl 'sift
two cupfuls of flour with a 'teaspoon
ful of cream of tartar. Then stir in
the other mixture, add half a teas
poonful of soda, dissolve in a little
milk, about enough to make a ba;yr
of the regular consistency. Bake in
small cups or in muffin tins, and frost
in any simply manner.
A Little Thought.
George S. Merriam.
A little thought will show you how
vastly your own happiness depends
on the way ot'her people bear them
selves toward you. Turn the idea
around, and remember that just so
much are you adding to the pleasure
or the misery of cther people's days.
And this is the half of tihe matter
which you can control.
Value of Books.
The best book is not the thought
which it contains, but the thought
which it suggests; just as the charm
of music dwells not in te 'tone, but
in te echoes of our heart.
ACTING WITOUT ORDERS.
General Grant's Tribute to General
Senator Hoar in his "Reminiscenc
es" says that at a dinner where Gen
eral Grant and other distinguished
men were present Commodore Alden
remarked that there was nothing he
disliked more than a subordinate who
always obeyed orders. "What is that
you are say commodore?" said Pres
ident Grant across the table. The
commodore repeated what he 'had
said. "There is a good deal of truth
in what you say," said General Grant.
"One of the virtues of General Sheri
dan was that he knew when 'co act
without orders. Just before the sur
render of Lee, General Sheriden cap
tured some dispatches, from which he
learned that Lee had ordered his sup
plies to a certain place. I was on the
other side of the river, where he
could get no communication from me
until the next morning. General
Sheridan pushed on at once without
orders, got to the place fifteen min
utes before the enemy and captured
the supplies. After the surrender was
concluded the first thing General Lee
asked me for was rations for his men.
I issued to them the same provisions
which Sheridan, as most men would
have done, had waited for orders
from me Lee would have got off."
Senator Hoar adds this comment:
"I listened with wonder at the gen
erous majesty which, before that
brilliant company, could remove one
of the brightest laurels from his brow
and place it on the brow of Sheri
When Two Rainbows are Seen.
When two rainbows are somtimes
seen at once, one outside the other,
the inner or primary bow, as it is call
ed is always the brighter, and the
red band of clor is always on its out
side. The outer or secoadary bow is
much fainter in color, and the red
band is always on its inside. This is
because in the primary bow the sun's
rays are only reflected once, while in
the secordary bow they are reflected
twice, which makes them fainter in
clor and turns them upside down. Iii
one rainbow we see the rays of the
sun entering the raindrops at the top
and reflected to the eye from the
bottom, while in the other we see the
rays entering the raindrops at the
bottom and reflected from the top,
whenuce they reach the eye..
There were only three starters in
the fifty-mile automobile race at
Ormond last week. The winds and
tides conspired to make the event a
failure, and practically succeeded.
The beach was very unfavorable for
racing. The race -was marred by a
series of minor accidents, and only
one of the devil-engines finished.
A south-bound passenger train and
a north-bound freight on the N. C. &
St. L. railway, met in collision in
Tennesse, on Friday, killing four
trainmen and injuring several pas
sengers. The trains met on a straigtht
track. Responsibility for the acci
dent has not yet been placed.
The North Carolina legislature has
received a favorable report on the
bill to prohibit bucket-shops. The
law conforms to a similar Missouri
law and Governor Folk sent the leg
islature a message commending it.
The man who believes success is an
accident is himself a failure.
The way of the transgressor is
hard on shoe leather.
Lots of people pray for the poor
and let it go at that.
Insomnia is seldom caused by the
ins a man doesn't say.
They Are Hospitable People and
Like Good Living.
The Colombians are a hospitable
people and receive strangers cordially
It is customary for a stanger to send
card to those whose acquaintances he
desires, and etiquetl; demands that
the recipients of the cards call within
a few days.
The dining table of the rich are
spread with fine linen and set with
handsome cut glass and china.
Among their beverages, in addition
to wines, are cebada, barley water;
orchada, which contains almond juice
and sugar; agrass, the juice of un
ripe grapes; naranjada, orangeade
and a preparation of ohocciate thick
as gruel. A dish for invalids is sopa
de pan. A raw egg is broken upon
a slice of toast, and a beef broth is
poured over it. A breakfast often
consists of several courses-for in
stance, fruit, poached eggs, with
stewed tomatoes and rice; fish, chops
fried in eggs and herbs and a toritilla
con seso, brain omelet, sweet pota
toes or other vegetable and coffee.
Saffron is a favorite flavoring for
soup. Chicken or game pies contain
a variety of vegetables, hard boiled
eggs and other ingredients. A com
mon dish among the poor is a stew
called sin coche. Another standby
is rice and red beans. Rice is cook
ed in lard, wit a little tassado (dried
beef) for a relish, is a flesh of the in
uana, a species of land lizard, is re
garded as a delicacy and is said to re
semble chicken. The natives slit
the sides of living female iguanas and
take from them strings of eggs as
large as plums. They hang these
eggs in the sun and dry them for fu
The Veil in Persia.
J. D. Rees, a lecturer on Persia,
says thac the veils worn by Persian
ladies are morse of a privilege than a
punishment. Screened behind it wo
man may walk wherever she pleases,
and even her own husband dare not
question her movements. Doubtless
many Persian ladies make the most
of their opportunities. The Persians,
as a rule, do not think iE right to
take wine, but as nearly all their poe
try is in praise of the flowing bowl
it will be inferred that they frequent
ly do violence to their conscience.
Occasionally, however, they are seiz
ed with remorse, whereupon they de-)
stroy the wvine of their Armenian
five and three-fourths miles from the
nearest shoal, such adipae nti
a very serious matter. Tetolgt
shinps are numbered ~ n 2rs
Mvuch of emptiness of this life is
caused by people taking too much
time to make money and too little to
Bobby-"Ma never does 'spect
nothin' right. She doesn't know
what she's talkin' about. She told pa
she 'spected you and my sister would
be married 'fore spring, and that was
more than a year ago."
There is a story going the rounds
that several Newberry gentlemen, re
inforced by sticks, stones, dogs and
small boys 'gave chase a few days ago,
to a large "silver gray fox" which
proved eventually to be a most un
happy Angora cat.
Life is a queer 'game of blind man's
buff, played in a midst on a mountain
top, and the payers keep dropping
over the precipices. But nobody heeds
because there are always plenty
more, and the game goes on forever.
Discretion is the unpopular part