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Fatal Blunder Was Committed in not En
tering the Amendment on the Journal
of the House.
The following is the report of the
special legislative committee charg
ed with inquiring into the entire
biennial session situation. The re
port is complete and reads as fol
To the Honorable, the Senate
and House of Representatives:
The undersigened committees of
the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives respectively, to whom
tive respectiveLv, to whom were re
fered the matter of the ratification
were referred them atter of ratifi
eation of the amendment to the
Constitution providing for biennial
sessions of the General Assembly,
would respectfully report.
That pursuant to the resolutions
under which said committees were
appointed, the two committees met
in joint session- in the city of Colum
bia on the 18th day of December,
1905, and again on the 9th and ioth
of January, 1906, and thoroughly
considered the matter.
The Constitution of South Car
olina (1895,) in Article XVI, Sec
tionl i, provides that "any amend
ment or amendments- to this Consti
tution may be proposed in the Sen
ate or House of Representatives.
If the same be agreed to by two
thirds of the members elected to
each house, such amendment or
amendments shall be entered on the
journals respectively, with the yeas
and nays taken thereon.
Article i, Section .29 provides
"The provisions of the Constitu
tion shall be taken, deemed and con
strued to be mandatory and prohibi
tory, and not merely directory, ex
cept where expressly made direc
tory or permissory by its own
We find that the amendment pro
viding for biennial sessions- of the
General Assembly, proposed by the
General Assembly, under the bill
(S. 29, Mr..Warren, H. 278,) was
not entpred on the Journal of the
House of 'Representatives, though
the yeas and nays were taken there
-en, and that under the provisions of
the Constitution above cited the
amendment has never been properly
proposed by the General Assembly
and submitted to the people.
By reference to the Journal, of
the House of Representatives it ap
pears that the bill was read the. first
time and referred to the committee
en judiciary, its title only appearing
in the Journal. (House Journal,
I-9O3, p. 299.)
The bill wvas' reported by the
committe, by its title only, and ord
ered for consideration. (House
Journal 1903, p. 438.)
The bill was continued, its title
only appearing (House Journal,
1903, p. 61o.)
The bill was made a special order,
its' title only appearing. (House
Journal 1904, p. 55.)
Debate wvasadjourned on the bill,
its title only appearing. (House
Journal, 1904, p. 222.)
The bill received its second read
ing its title, only appearing, and -was
ordered to a third reading, yeas 87
nays3o. (House Journal, 1904. p.
'The bill received its third read
ing, and was orderd enrolled for
ratification, yeas 83, nays 26,
(House Jourifal, 1904, p. 243-244,)
its title only appearing.
The bill was ratified, its title on
ly appearing. (House Journal, 19o4,
Thus it appears that nowhere is
the amendment entered on the Jour
nal of the House of Representa
tives-the Constitution provides
that it shall be so entered, and this
provision is mandatory. We,
therefore, advise that the same
should not, and cannot constitu
ionally, be ratfied by the General
We wvould furthermore report
and advise that under the proposed
amendment which was voted on by
the people so much of Article I:
Section 9, of the Constitution, as is
altered by such proposed amend
ment wol read as follows:
"The first session of the General
tutssembll electener i Constbi
man shall convene in Columbis
on the second Tuesday in January.
in the year eighteen hundred and
ninetvheven, and thereafter annual- B
y at the same time and place until
the end of the session occuring in
1906, after which the said sessions
shall be held at the same time and
Under this provision the first ses
sion of the General Assembly after
the session of 196 would be held
in the year 1908, and this being the
case under Article IV. Section 2. of
the Constitution, the Governor and b
other State officers to be elected b
the year 1906 could not be installed;
and could not enter upon the per
formances of their duties until the s
year 1908. This, we think, is ex
tremely inexpedient and harmful,t
and if biennial sessions of the Gen- t
eral Assembly are to be held, wes
would advise that the first session
thereunder be held in the year 1907,
and to that end we submit herewith
draft of bill to so provide.
We would further suggest that if
the proposed amendment to Article
III. Section 9. of the Constitution,
be adopted that Article IV, Section k
16 be amended by striking out thet
word "annual" therein; also amend 1
Article V, Section i i, so as to pre
mit the Governor to fill any vacancy k
in the judiciary by appointment un-a
til the next session of the General d
Assembly; also amend Article X, s
I Section 2, in reference to deficiency a
in the fund of the State for any year
and providing for levying tax suf
F ficient to meet same at the next ses- it
sion of the General Assembly.
We submit herewith, as a 1prt of si
this report* such.bills as we think e<
proper and necessary, to effect all i n
charges in ithe Constitution which Ib
would be rendered necessary by a si
change from annual to biennial ses- 'V
sions of the general assembly, and
recommend that the general assem
bly do not ratify the amendment
heretofore voted on, but that.
the bill for the same be laid on tI
te table and that the bills here- si
with submitted be considered in b
lieu thereof. e
All of which is respectfully sub-t
T. M. Taylor,
J. K. Hood,b
Special Committee from the*t
B. A. Morgan,t
T. B. Fraser,
W. P. Pollock,t
Special Committee from the House
ROOSEVELT AS A RED) MAN. b
The President Becomes an Honorary t
Member or the Secret Order of that s
- - a
President Roosevelt was made an e
honorary member of the Improved a
Order of Red Men. The ceremony 11i
took place in the president's private b1
office at the White House, and was b
participated in and witnessed by
many prominent members of the t1
The national officers of the or- d
ganization called at the White C
House to present to the president l
aenrossed set of resolutions C
doed at the national convention
Iof the order at Nashville, Tennes
see, last September, commendatory
of the president's efforts towvard IF
bringing about peace between Ja
pa and Russia. The testimonial
was presented by Judge Robert T.
Daniel, of Griffin, Georgia, past
great incohonee, in a laudatory ad- S
ress. Among those present at ther
eremony were Representatives:
ivingston, Bartlett and Bell, of:r
President Roosevelt made a fe
icitous reply to the address of
Judge Daniel, expressing his high .
appreciation of the objects of the1
Improved Order of Red Men, and
is thanks for the cordial regards
tated in the testimonial.r
A desire was then expressed that
t te president be made an honorary i
member of the order. The presi- I
dent assented to the suggestion and <
John WV. Cherry, of Norfolk, Vir
ginia, great incohonee, immediate
ly granted a special dispensation I
enabling the president to be induct
ed into the mysteries of the order.
he obligation of the order was
then administered to the president. lj
A DOUBLE LEGAL TRAGE..
arrows and Williams Hanged al
Kingstree-Convicted of Murdering
Mr. Julian Wilson.
Jenkins Burrows and Arthur
Villiams were legally hanged at
:ingstree on Friday for the murder
f Mr. Julian Wilson, on October
3, last. The sheriff cut the rope
rhich held 'the trap at fourteen
uinutes past 12 o'clock, and the
odies shot downard, nine feet,
ringing up with a sickening thud.
villiam's neck was broken by the
ill, and he ceased struggling in a
tw rnoments. Burrows died from
:rangulation. On the gallows and
i the presence of a great crowd,
iey told the same story that they
)ld on their trial. In an even
:eady voice Jenkins Burrows said:
Bear this in mind. I stand for the
st time on earth. When you get
) Heaven look at the right hand
F Jesus and you will find me.
ive my body to be buried among
y own people. I am perfectly
illing to meet my -God. I don't
ow whether Robert Scott is guil
or not, as I was not there. Meet
ie in Heaven."
Arthur Williams said: "God
riows I am not guilty. Robt. Scott
,d Jenkins are guilty. They told
ifferent tales on me. I went to the
ore that night to get some cheese
id when I came out I met Scott
oing in with the stick."
Both of them were interrogated
i an effort to get a confession
om them as to Scott. After their
atements a negro minister ascend
I the gallows, and offered an ear
est and a0propriate prayer. The
ack caps were then adjusted, the
ieriff sprung the trap and Julian
ilson was avenged by the law.
How a Fish Breathes.
The gills of a fish are situated at
le back part of the sides and con
st of a number of vascular mem
ranes, which are generally arrang
I in double, fringe like rows, at
ched to the parts by the base only.
1 some cases these membranes are
ather shaped, in ~ others mere
>lds attached to the sides of the
ill cavities. .The fish is a cold
[ooded animal-that is to say, its
:mperature is seldom more than a
egree or two higher than the wa
tr in which it lives. This being
-ue, the creature needs but a very
nall amount of oxygen to keep the
lood at a temperature sufficiently
igh to sustain life. This oxyger
pplied to the blood of the fisl
respiring large quantities of wa
r, or, rather, drinking large quan
ties of water, and respiring the ai
parated from it by the gills. This
plains why a fish can not live ir
tank of water which has been sift.
through the gills time and tirm
gain any better than a human be
1g dr other animal can in air thai
as been deprived of all its oxyger
y being taken into lungs and expel
d without being aerated. Fisi
aat die in the stale water of aqua
iums may be properly said t<
rown, because they perish for wan
f air, the same thing wvhich occas
>ns death by drowning in man and
ther lung breathing animals.
Rain Coat for a Bear.
There is one big brown bear ir
Jew York that gets coddled beyonc
elief. He belongs to a Six avenuE
urrier. He is not a live bear.
Even the memory of the oldest pas
enger on the elevated road goetl
ot back to the time of that bear'
emise: yet, inspite of his long pe
iod as a "dead one." he is the sleek
st, best groomed bear in New Yori
7hat is because the tuf$rier take:
uch good care of him.
Storms are never allowed to bea
tpon his glossy coat. Hie can not b
imored to the extent of being
>rought indoors during a dowi
our because it is his busi
ess to stand on a pedestal out
ie and drum up the trade
>ut the nexct best thing is done fo
rm. He is provided with a raii
:oat. It covers him from snout t<
ail: so, no matter how hard th
-ain may beat or the wind may blov
ie is insured from damage thereby
-New York Press.
It is gratifying to note that thi
)en1 of the United Stat. r
Of the condition of The Commercial Ba
business, Decomber 30th, 1905.
Notes discounted........ $358,741 95
Furniture and fixtures......... 3,051 93
Due from Banks................. 49,405 10
Overdrafts.......................... 2,741 80
Canh in Bank...................... 16,730 97
STATS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1
CoUNTY OF NEWBERRY. 3
I, J. Y. McFall, Cashier of the abos
statement is true to the best of my
Sworn to before me this 1st day
Attest: Z. F. Wright, 0. B. Mayer,
To Increase 'i
A Labor Saver, A Money M
with Fish, Blood, and oth
FOR INFORMATION, call on
taing graft by the left',leg, swing
ing it vigorously around their heads
three times and throwing it clear
out into the middle of the river, or
at least that they are making a no
ble and heroic effort in that direc
To show that they are in earnest
many of our more enterprising
cities have some of their aldermen
hid away in jail, where the tempt
er in the form of a contractor can
not get at them anid also as a polite
warning to other aldermen to wash
all sticky stuff off their fingers be
fore coming down* to work in the
While the outlook is hopeful, it
Capital stock paid in
Surplus . -
Deosts . . .
We do business on b
We extend every ci
with safe and sound b
Four per cent. paid
He loved the girl very much,
That was his business.
She loved him just as w,el
That w as her businas
They decided to
That was th
We have Boys' Suits for 75 cents 1
Men's Suits for .$4.oo up.
Jeans for Pants from 15C. yd. to 5C
Shoes for the Baby, and Shoes fo
Hats for the Men and Caps for the
Groceries without which no ni
can do without, an
S. S. BI
nk of Newberry, S. C., at the close of
Capital stock...................... $ 50,000 00
Due Banks.......................... 615 77
Profits (less all expenses paid) 32,777 78
Dividends unpaid............... 558 00!
Dividend No. 17.................. 2,000 00
Individual deposits.............. 344,720 20
,e named Bank, swear that the above
knowledge and beiief.
J. Y. McFALL, Cashier.
(1 January, 1906.
JNO. C. GOGGANS, c. c. c. i.
Geo. S. Mower.
our Yield Use
aker, Beats All. Ammoniated
ar High-Grade Ingredients.
our agent at your nearest rail
TE & OIL C1PAl
an S. C.
is admitted by students that it is a
'hard job to break the confirmed
grafter of the habit of graffing. A
jail sentence may do some good,but
the only dead sure way is to break
"When he was in school he idled
all of his time away."
"I suppose he is sorry for it
"I guess not. He doesn't have to
know anything to hold his job."
"Didn't you know that he was a
"Yes, but I didn't know you had
written a play."
ry, S. C.
. .3 25,000.001
on deposits in Savings
ire Proof Vault.
J. E. NOIRJOO,
will soon need Groceries,
Dry Goods, Furnitare, Shoes, &c.
THAT'S QUR BUSINESS.
ip. Men's Coats and Vests $2.50 up.
Pants from 75C. to $-P
ic. Nice Calico for dresses 5c. yd.
r the Boys and Girls, and Shoes for
Boys, and above all, we have the
swly wed or old married couple
d it's our business to
iity, S.. c'.
Yelds Per Acre Above Par
It is a well known fact that cotton,
or any other crop, produced with Vir
ginia-Carolina Fertilizers will bring
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well as all the way up to the very top
and tip ends of the branebes of the
cotton plants, by liberally using
They contain all the materials neces
sary to supply to your land the ele
ments which have been taken from It
by repeated cultivation yes r after year.
These fertilizers will Fre:Wvy -increase
your yields per acre.' Aceptno sub
stitute from your dealer.
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Richmond. Va. Atlanta, Ga.
Norfolk. Va, Savannah, Ga.
Durham. N. C. Montgomer Ala.
Charleston, S. C. Memphis, Tenn.
Baltimore, Md. Shreveport, La.
Does not only pply to stylish
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Shave and an up-to-date Hair
Cut as well. In order to make
your toilet complete call atm
'onsorial Parlor. First-Class
work guaranteed. Hot and
CHAS. P. BEECF3ER
Under Crotwell Hotel.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.
Come to see my
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25c. values for
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if your merchant does not sell
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a l efects of self-abuse or excessanililasrta
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