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ATE HOUS' dOMMISSION.
04urtenay, kr. Ehrlich and Mr.
Gonzaaes Placed on the
idoard to Have Oharge of
State House IM
s. and Courier
Columbia, February 28.-The com
)ion ,to care for and iproye the
te epitol grounds, afinounced by
overnor Ansel today, consists of the
Capt. William Ashmead Courtenay,
rmer milyor of Charleston, former
sident of the Newry Cotton. mills,
dAnow living in Columbia, having
ired. from business.
4r. Edward Ehrlich, the .prominent
merchant and capitalist of Co
K- Ja, and vice president of the Na
Loan and Exchaige bank, of
r. Ambrose E. Gonzales, presi
ut of the State dompany, and hirge
pterested in other Columbia entei
This is regarded as an excellent
mision, as each. of the gentlemen
ned is- an, authority on subject of
idscape gardening, and is a busi
sa man to whom the expenditure of
$15,000 appropriation can well be
trusted. The act of the legislature
ovides that the mdmbers of the
mmnission shall receive no compen
ian for their services, and there
the governor felt that lie was
iged to appoint residents of the
of Columbia, -as it would not be
roper to expect outsiders to pay the
raveling expenses and lodging ex
enses vhile engaged on the work of
The act authorizi.ng the commission
bill to create a commission on
le house and grounds, and pro
-ibe their duties.
e it enacted by the getneral as
bly of thc state of South Caro
, Section 1. That' a comnmisioi is
,ereby created, to be known as the
ommission an. state house and
.rounids, consisting of three members
be appointed by.,the governor, by
d with the advice and consent of
e senate; Provided, that at least
ne member of-said commision shall
)e a resident and citizen of the city
Section 2. That, the iuembers of
id commission shall be citizens of
lsi state and shall not, during.- their
erm of office, hold any other office
f honor or profit, under this state, or
ny county thereof.
Sedtion 3. That the term of office
Pf said commil;sioners shall commence
1n fhe first day of March, 1907, and
ontinue for two years, an( until
heir successors shall be appointed
mnd-connisioned, and shall serve
ection 4. That said commission
1 have control of the state house
Section 5. That said comimissioni
>il.,meet and organize by the elcc
26one of it:s members as chair
an as soon as many be convenient
fter their appointment, -lprescribe
ehi rules as they may think proper
r the conduct of the business of
aid commilssion, and proceed forth
vith to carry out the provisions of
theion 7.That it shall be the
~duty of s'aid commission, to proceed
<at once to emplOy a competent land
Lseape gardener to lay off and beauti
'y said grounids, and also to have
r he walks through' the grounds suit
bly paved. and to employ such help
a the comimission shall think nces
ry o let said work to thme lowest
~,sponisile b)idder, upon plans and
Bcinent ionhs to lbe approvedl by sai.d
Section 8. That the state treasurer
hall pay all bills for work and labor
arra mnts. of' the compt roller' gen
w ho shall issnme his warrants up
le order's of said comlmissionl ap
eying the various bills foru said1 ex
Section 9. That the sum.of fifteen
iusand dollars, itf so imuch he mnee
ary, he, and thne same is hereby,
?)ropriated out of any funds not
erwvise ap)propriatedl out of' tile
te treasury, to carry out the pro
ions of' this act. That said com
jdOni shall replort to tIme general
inibly annually its itemized stante
.of all money expended, together
'all its acts and doings in thme im
emnent of said grounds.
etion 10. That this act shall go
gjf'ect immediately upon its ap
y the governor, who shall at
oint said commission and
ho same to the senate f6r its
on 11. That all acts and parts
inconsistenlt with thlis act, be,
.je same are hereby, repealed.
IAN act wva introduced by Sena
'4a ydon, of Abbeville, who made
o nest speech in, its favor. The
#1 asily passed the senate, but had
some strong oppositi'on in the hose,
being passed with amnodm1ents.
To Succeed Pol. Ball.
Governor Ansel today . announced
the appointment of George Y. Cole
man as -lieutenant colonel on his staff
in place of Col. W. W. Ball, who
begged to- be excused from- riding in
the parades. Mr. Coleman is head of
the Coleman-Wagener Hardware com
pany 6f Charleston.' He is -the son of
the liate W. M. Coleman., who was for
a number of years a prominent busi
ness man of the up-country,- his home
being at Seneca.
At Jamestown Exposition-Many Im
portant Condlaves Schiduled
Norfolk, Va., February 28.-Not
only will theJamestown Ter-Centen
nial exposition,, which opeis oil the
shores of Hampton Roads, Virginia,
April 26, be the occasion of a grand
''home-coming'' for the people of
Virginia but of the nation, in cele
bration of tihe anniversary of the
founding of the first permanent Eng
lish settlement in America, but it -will
be t.he occasion for a large number 6f
concljives, conventions, conferences
and assenblies.. Altogether there will
be over two hundred of these events
and among them are many secret or
der gatherings mid the pass word and
the grip will be much in evidence in
these fraternal conferences.
The first event of this kind sched
uled is the Odd Fellows Grand Lodge
of Virginia which meets May 14-17
and during a part of this time the
Improved Order of Red Men will as
semble. This latter order will repre
sent the land of Captain John Smith.
Three ships will be built to represent
the Godspeed, the Susan Con'stant
and the Discovery and both palefaces
and redskins will be represented in
appropriate costumes. They will have
a log house or building in which will
be displayed all relies of the aborig
nces and everyt-hing of an historical
nature that relates to the first Ameri
can, .the Indian. The great Council
of Red Men will occur at the exposi
tion September 9-16.
Oin May 21, the Virginia Tranch of
the Junior Order of United Ameri
cans will meet and the State Council
of the same order on Oct13-14. June
5, the National Order of leptasophs
or Seven Wise Men will meet and
June 16 the Benevolent and Protec
tive Order of Elks. August 6, the
Knights of Columbus and Augst 11
the National Haynakers association.
The Uniform Rank, Knights of
Pythias will encamp by brigades on
the military camp ground of the ex
position and it is expected that sev
vral thousand kiuigits will be in at
tendance. The Kentucky, West Vir
ginia, viniiiia, Teniessee and Geor
gia brigades will be in camp from
.July 29 to August 3, inclusive and the
Ohio brigades from August 3 to Aug
ust 10, inclusive. Brigades from oth
er states wvill he assigned dates later,
b)ut tlheir encampments wvill be held
in July Major B. E. Rice, Senior
Major of the First Virginia Regiment
has charge of the K. of P. features of
August 11-17 the National encamp
ment of the Knight.s of the Maceabees
wvill be held at the exposition and it
is expected that at least 30,000 from
the United States and Canada wvill
attend. August 18-24 is given to the
WXoodmen of the WVorld and( Sept. 2-7
to the Fraternal ordler of Eagles. At
this latter meeting it is expected that
there will be 50,000 membsers of thme
order p)resent. Sept. 25 is given to
lhe convention of thme Society of Co
lonial War's; Sept. 20-27, the Nation
al Association of Veterans of the
Mexican Wanr, Oct. 7-9. thle Grand
Royal Arich Chapter (of Virginia ; Oet.
10-11, the D)aughters of the Revolu
lion; Oct. 11-12, Sons of Revolution;
Oct. 35-17 Anucient andl Illustrious
Knights of Malta; Nov. 11-13, Ameri
can Fedlerationm of Labor; Nov. 13-14
United D)aughmters of the Confeder
Ma ny of thmose convent ions will b)e
held ini thle vast convention hall of
the adlminist ration building wvhich has
a seating capacity of five thmousand'
"The Sign of the Gross.''
F'aith1, that giant stronghold of the
Christian belief, is eloquently uphelild
in Wilson Barrett's intensely dramat
ic work ''The Sign of the Crss'
The devotion and heriosm of th<
early Christians under the wanton
crnelty anid p)ersecuition of the Ism
p)eror Nero in Rome is presented with
such striking realism in this play.
which brought it at it's first produe
lion at once to the notice of clergy
church people and studenuts of relig
ion. It has had for years of its enor
moums success thle voice of the pulpit
as its strongest adlvocate. It has had
too, and still has thme universal ad*
miration of the theatrec going public,
There is no play in wich the tiumph
of right none wrnng i so nobly ox
pressed.,- Thd. story'plays upou I
the emotions , and the sequence
thrilling incidents keeps the aidiev
es in a state of high strung attenti
and excitement. The scones of the
mati court are rich and gorgeous
the extreme and all the costly seen
costimes,:armor, and appointmer
are presented with absolute fideli
to the requiremenbs of history. .
.The original London -production
The Sign of the Cross'' will be se
at the opera house on March the 131
The cast contains many promine
English and American players.
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