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THE NEW ROAD LAW.
eral Measure Passed by the Leg
islature Which Becomes Effec
tive Next Year.
The new act to provide for road
working in the state will not become
effective for another year, but the
people of the state will be inte'rested
to know what :heir representatives in
the legislature have done with this
proposition. Following is. the gen
eral bill which was introduced by Mr.
B. A. Morgan:
"Section i. That the law in ref
erence to the age and time in which
road duty shall be performed and
commutation tax provided and fixed
in lieu thereof shall be and remain
as now provided by law in this state,
except in the counties hereinafter
named, and the law in all other re
spects in all counties shall be and
remain as now provided by law.
"Sec. 2. All male persons able to
perform the labor herein required,
from the age of 18 to 5o years, both
inclusive, in this state, except in
Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Un
ion, Marion, Horry, Spartanburg and
Cherokee, where the ages shall be
from 21 to 5o years, both inclusive,
and except in Saluda county, where
the age shall be from 18 to 55, both
inclusive, and also except ministers
of the gospel in actual charge of a
congregation, teachers employed in
a public school, school trustees, and
persons permanently disabled in the
military service of this state, and per
sons who served in the late War Be
tween the States, and all persons ac
tually employed in the quarantine
service of the state, and all students
who may be attending any school or
college at the time when the commu
tation tax may become law, shall be
required annually to perform labor
on the highways under the direction
of the overseer of the road district
in which he shall reside, in the var
ious counties, as follows: Abbeville,
four days; Anderson, three days;
Bamberg, six days; Barnwell, six
days; Beaufort, eight days; Berkeley,
eight days; Charleston, eight days;
Cherokee, three days; Chester, four
days; Chesterfield, four days; Clar
endon, six days; Darlington, four
days; Dorchester, six days; Fairfield,
four days; Florence, four days;
Georgetown, eight days; Greenyille,
three days; Greenwood, four days;
Hampton, six days; Horry, six days;
Kershaw, six days; Laurens, four
days; Lee, six days; Lexington, six
days, if so much be necessary; Mar
ion, six days; Newberry six days;
Oconee, two days; Pickens, five days;
RichIand, eight days; Spartanburg,
three days; Saluda, eight days; Un
ion, two days; Sumter, eight days;
Williamsburg, eight days; and York,
five days; provided, persons liable to
labor under this section shall have
the right to furnish a competent sub
stitute to labor in his stead; and pro
vided further, ten hours a day shall
be a day's work.
"Sec. 3. In lieu of performing or
causing to be performed the labor of
ro hours per day, as herein named for
the several counties, a commutation
tax may be paid by the persons so
Iiably, on or by the firai day of March
in each year, which in the following
counties shall be: Abbeville, one dol
lar; Anderson, one dollar; Bamberg,
two dollars; Barnwell, two dollars;
Beaufort, two dollars: Berkeley, two
dollars; Charleston. two dollars;
Cherokee, one dollar; Chester, two
djollars; Chester-field, one dollar;
Clarendon, one dollar; Darlington,
one dollar; Dorchester, two dollars;
Fairfield, two dollars, which shall be
expended by the board of county
commissioners upon the public roads
in the townships from which it was
collected; Florence, one dollar;
Georgetown,. wo dollars; Greenville
one dollar; Greenwood, one dollar;
Hampton. one dollar; Horry. three
dollars: Kershaw, two dollars; Laur
ens, one dollar: Lee, one dollar; Lex
ington, three dollars: Marion. twc
dollars; N- berry, three dollars
Oconee, c :ol!ar; Pickens, one dol
lar and a .alf; Richland, one dollar
Spartanburg. one dollar; Saluda, twc
dollars; Sumter one dollar; Union
one dollar; WVilliamsburg, one dollar
and York. two dollars; provided
that in Barnwell and Lexingtor
counties all commutation tax collect
ed shall be expended by the board oi
county commissioners upon the pub
lic roads in the township where th<
lay afternoon affixed his signature
i rescript containing his Majest:
lecree to give elected representativ
>f the people an opportunity 1o
)ress thier views in the preparation
:he laws of the Empire.
This is the autocracy's final r
;ponse to the agitation in favor
>articipation by the people in gover
ment, which has brought Russia
:he last few months almost to t]
)rink of revolution. Its import mi
iot be misunderstood. For the presei
it least, it involves no change in ti
(gime of autocracy, and it mea
i.:ither a constitution nor a nation
issembly. At the same time it reco
1izes the principle of the peoplo
-ight to be heard regarding laws u
ler which they must live.
The signing of the document car
it the end of a dramatic scene, t]
:limax of which was an impassion,
;peech by Emperor Nicholas to I
ninisters, in which he declared th
le sought only the welfare of his su
"I am willing," the Emperor sai
'to shed my blood for the good of n
The rescript is directed to the mi
ster of the interior and says:
"My desire is to attain the fulf
nent of my. intentions for the w<
are of my people by means of t
:o-operation of the government wi
xperienced forces of the communit
nd, continuing the work of ri
:rowned ancestors, to retain the pre
:ige of the Russian nation undimi
shed and to maintain order therei
[ am resolved, henceforth, with t:
elp of God, to convene the worthic
nen, possessing the confidence
he people and elected by them,
articipate in the elaboration a:
onsideration of legislative measuri
"In undertaking these reforms
m convinced that local needs a:
experience of life well weighed a
3incere speech of those elected %
nsure fruitfulness to legislation f
the real benefit of the people. .
:he same time I foresee all the coi
)lexity and difficulty presented in t
laboration of this reform while pi
erving absolutely the immutabili
>f the fundamental laws of the E1
COSTS NOTHING TO TRI
Coeal Druggists Guarante
Its Efficacy or Make
We want everybody suffering frt
any disorder of the stomach, bowels
liver to call at our store and get a f
size bottle of 'Seven Barks"-the gr<
German stomach and liver regulat
As an evidence of good faith, we asli
deposit of 501 cents-but if after taki
according to directions, the reme
does not accomplish all that is claimi
return the empty or partly used bot
and your money wi* be cheerfu
We could not afford to make a gua
antee of this kind, were we not positj
of our position. "Seven Barks" is
an untried remedy. It has been on i
market for 35 years with astonish:
There is no regledy on earth ti
keeps its friends' mger than ''Ses
Barks" There are thousands of Anm
ican families never without a hoti
nor have they been without for
years. Grandmothers, mothers s
children are all enthusiastic in th
praise. Don't postpone calling for
bottle. You will not regret it.
Some men are satisfied not to
;o heaven because they- know so0
others who are planning on liv
All persons having claims agai
the estate of John J. Mayer, dece
ed will present the same, duly
tested, to the undersigned of his att
ney, Fred H. Dominick, on or bef<
the 15th day E' Ma'rch, 19o5 and
persons indebted to the said est
will make payment of said indebt<
ness on or before the said date.
to Girl. who let young men have
rs rhings their own way during court
es ship are merely biding their time.
of Nine times out of ten a man man
ages to live happily even after a wo
e- man has refused to wed him.
n- Cabbage Plants,
me From the best tested seeds. Now
Lie ready for shipment, large, strong,
it, healthy, these. plants are grown in
h e the open air and will stand severe
ns freeze without injury. Early Jersey
Wal \akefield, Large Type or Charlestou i
Wakefield, which are the best known
varieties of early cabbages, also Hen
derson's Succession, the best large,
late and sure header, Augusta Early
ne Trucker, also a fine type of late va
ae riety. Neatly packed in light
ed baskets. $i.5o per i,ooo; for five
-i thousand or over $1.25 per i,ooo F. 0.
at B. express office. Special prices
b- made on large lots.
Chas. M. Gibson,
Young's Island, S. C.
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
il- bage plants from us. They are grown
!l- in the open air and not in a hot house;
he they can, therefore, stand extremely
th cold weather without injury.
:y, Our seed was selected frQm the best
ay seed houses in the business, and we
s- are prepared to furnish the best
n- plants to be had.
in. Prices $i.So per thousand in lots
he less than 5,ooo; $1.25 in lots over 5,006
st and less than io,ooo, and special prices
of on larger orders.
to Plants shipped by express,C. 0. D.,
rid unless cash accompanies order. Or
!s. ders promptly filled.
nd SANDERS & LEMACKS,
,ind RITTER, S. C.
-e- THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SN
UNEXCELLED DINING CAR,
CONVENIENT SCHEDULES C
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES
For full information as to rates, rc
yRailway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUJN'I
or AIR -LINE
o. NORTH - SOUTH
Two Daily Pullman Ve
s Between SOULTH a
1 FIRST-CLASS DINI
The Best Rates and Ro
he Via Richmond and i
ng Norfolk and stean
at Nashville, Memph'
en Louis, Chicago, Ne
:e, Po :ts South and South
20 and Jacksonville and
a POSSITIVELy THE SHO:
go N O RTH At18
ing ""For detailed informatfor
man reservations, etc., appa
board Air Line Railway, or,
Passenger Agent, Columbia
-C. F. STEWAR,A
1W. L BURROUGHS.Trav.
Why use gelatine and
spend hours soakjng,
and coloring when
produces better results in two minuto?,
Everything in the package. Simply add hat
water and setto cool.,It'aperfeetio. A9W
prise to the housewife. No trouble, lesse=
pense. Try it to-day. Flavor%: Lemmk.
Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, CbmfA
and Cherry. At grocers. 10o.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy.
Newberry, - S. C
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
bariesto' l '16Westm oolm 086l
(Schedule in Effect January 23, igo5>
1v. Newberry.......... 2.36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens .............. . . im.
No. 2. No. a6
Daily. Ex. Sam-.
Iv. Laurens......... o p. m. O.5p. ir.
r. Greenwood ......... 2.46 p. In. 8.35 P. m
Ar. Augusta........... ----5.20 p. in.
r. Anderson . .......... 7.TO p. In.
Lv. Augusta........... ..10-30 P.M 235..
Ar. A11endale.. 12.27 p. n. 4 30.%
r. Fairfax...... ......... 32-39 P. in. 4.p p. m.
r. Charleston ............... .
&r. Beaufort................ .....q.30 p. m...
r. Port Royal.............. ..... 6.40p. 2
Ar. Savannah............. 2.50 am 6.45p m- "d
r. Waycros ............. 6.05 a. m. 30.00 J. aw.
Ar. Jacksonville.........40 a. Si. ...........
Ly. Laurens............ 2.07 p. m. 7:e a. mv
Ar. Spartanbrg ......... 3-30 P. . .45a .
v. Laurens........... 209 p.M. 8oa. 3.
Ar. GreenvilUe....... 3-5 p. a. io 36 a. n
Through Pllnan Car Service betwee Amk
gusta and Jacksonville, Pla.
C. H. GASQUZ, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
GEO. T. YAN, Gen't Agt., GreenviUe.. .
ERNEST WILLIAMS, G1.Pass. AgL,Augus*GsL
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Manager.
[NG CARS ON ALL THROUGI
iN ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
are now in effect to all lIoria
mutes, etc.; consult nearest Southerm a
', Division Passenger Agen&.
Charleston. S.' C. .
stibuled Limited Trains
nd NEW YORK.
NG CAR SERVICE,
ute Lo all Eastern Citie
tis, Louisville, St.
w Orleans, and All
all points in Florida
RTEST 'L.INE BETWEEN
i, rates, schedules, Puli
y to any agent of The Sea.
Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
sst.G~enl Pass. Agt.,
Pass. Akgt. Columbia S C
vided further, that in Orangeburg
county, from and after October the
1st, 1905, all those persons who are
liable to road duty in said county. as
fixed by section i of this act, in lieu
of performing or causing to be per
formed all labor upon the roads. shall
be required to pay to the county
treasurer of Orangeburg county on
or before the 1st day of March of
each and every year an annual com
mutation tax. or road tax, of one dol
lar per head, which shall be expended
upon the public roads of the county,
and as nearly as possible in the town
ships from which it was collected;
and any failure to pay said road tax
shall be a misdemeanor and the of
fender upon conviction shall be pun
ished by a fine of not more than fifty
dollars ($So.oo) or imprisoned for
no- more than thirty days: in the
county of Chesterfield from and after
the approval of this act there shall be
annually levied and collected a tax of
one and one-quarter mills for road
purposes, one-half of which shall be
used in the township in. which it is
collected and the other half shall be
used as a general road fund which
may be used to secure machinery,
tools, appliances and stock and to
supplement other road funds. And
the county supervisor is hereby au
thorized to have the roads worked
by contract, by the overseer plan, or
by employing superintendents of
work; and all road hands shall be
required to work under any person
directed by the supervisor where they
have failed to pay the commutation
"Sec. 4. That all acts and parts of
acts affecting the couties herein
named be and are hereby repealed if
inconsistent with this act.
"Sec. 5. This act shall go into ef
fect on the 1st day of January, igo6."
At the Action of President Roosevelt
in Naming the Great New Bat
tleship For This State. a
The people of South Carolina are
very much elated to know that one of
the great battleships now being
built will be given the name of the
proud state which for years led in the
councils of the nation and may yet
be one of the influe'ntial states of the
union-as she is rapidly becoming
The action of President Roosevelt
has been commented upon in a man
ner to dee-light the president of the
great republic. It is no spirit of corn
mercialism, but of pride which actu
ates the people of the state to feel
grateful to the president, who by this
action gives evidence that the War
Between the Sections is at an end in
deed, and South Carolina is again a
state to whom the union is glad to
give the recognition of full fellow
In response to his telegram thank
ing President Roosevelt for naming
one of the new battleships "South
Carolina," Governor Heyward receiv
ed the following message from the
"I thank you for your telegram. It
was a great pleasure to be able to
name one of the battleships 'South
Later in the day the governor re
ceiv'ed notice from Was'hington that
the other battleship to be built would
be named "The Michigan." He. then
sent the following telegram to Gov.
Warner of that state:
"Accept my congratulations on
'The Michigan.' Permit me to say
that 'The Michigan' and 'The South
Carolina' are in fine company for a
Gov. Hey ward received the follow
ing telegram from Gov. Fred M. War
ner of Lansing, Mich: "Thanks for
congratulations. The South Carolina
and Michigan will honor the navy
and our country."
CZAR YIELDS TO PEOPLE.
Gives to His Subjects a Voice in the
Making of The Nation's
In the Aglexandra Palace at Tsars
koe-Selo, surrounded by the minis
ters and a few members of the court
and with the Empress at his side,