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contra(-t "' ia!l e in w- ritln. a nd re
n I t I t tiice of lithe regi:e1r of
m_ ne ?c' onvyta;:e tor the im.Ul1ty
wllere tle pl Iles rt' ille. alld make
thi re(c:1rd a coniStrutiVe ntice to
all pers(n11s f the ontract. With an
;,et( of tii kind and Witi the act now
1:' :irt- leventiiin tiie nlticing of
la'.:V L '''(' . I it ." e:Ti:' ver and \\lil
gress , il be . d in i. irin' the la
Repeal of "Lien Law."
love:nr A nsel rec(omeuInds the re
peal of the lie:i Iaw.'
Th!~e a e:. on .is su.ibeet shouil d b.2
a :i e I ectommend that not
I'c' 11;all el (onilnt dislensarv be
allowed in a: v cty"011" Vlire liquor is
allowed to be sold. except in those
counties where there are cities with a
population exceeding 25.000. Elee
tiotns have be?n held in three of th-e
counties of the state to vote out the
sale of liciuor si:iee the Carey-Cotli
ran law was cnacted. In two of these
counti a--Kershaw and Chesterfield
it appeared .that. a majority of the
votes cast. were in favor of 'no sale.'
In Kershaw the electit;n was declar
;d ille-al. while in Chesterfield th3
matter of the le,ality of the election
is now pending in the courts. but th".
di-nce:aries .:1 still doin, business
in thi l ountv. Owing to this condi
tion of affairs and other reasons I
m2ii2ht :ive. I r.coimfflencd that the
said act be further ame:1ded by pro
vidin. thaT \henl an il:-11 i5 held
in any C(OltV under the act. and it h
return, show that a majority of the
voters ea=t iheir ballots to prohibit
the sale in said county. that the dis
p?nsaries be immediately closed and
kept elos.d until the matter is finally
determined by the county board of
canvassers. the state board of can
vassers. or by the courts., if resort
be had to the courts.
- In many of the counties the books
are worn and old. and I recommend
that you provide by act for new books,
and that the commissioners of regis
tration be required to revise the lists
of names and transcribe to new books
the names of all who are alive and en
titled to v'ote. The law now provides
that the list shall* be revised each
election year. and it also prescribes
that the boards of registration sh.afl
receive an annual salary for the~ work
that the law requires them to do.
The hig'h school act which you pass
ed last year has been put in success
ful operation and we now have 58
nigh schools in the state, none with
less than two teachers and 25 schoL
ars, and most of them with three and
four teachers and with 50 or more
Governor Ansel takes up each of
the state institutions and reviews tire
work *a.-e during the past year an.
the <rrat ifyi ng progress of each of
State House Grounds.
Governor Ansel reviews the work
of the commission on state house
grou:nds, and says that the work being
done is of a permanent nature, and
"when completed our state house
grounda will be a source of. pride to
b.oth city and state."
tStatue of Jno. C. Calhou.
'Governor Ansel reports that the
commissiori appointed to provide a
statue of Jno. C. Calhoun and to have
~same placed in the statuary bail in the
capitol at Washington have contraet
ad to. do the work and it is hoped
-that will be. completed during the
present year. The price is $9,600.
Goveriapr Ansel recommends th3
.ereetion of a new and commodious
brick building.on the state house
*grounds near the coi-ner of Assembly
and Senate streets for the supreme
G1ovrnor Ansel recomamads a lib
eral appropriation for Confederate
Governor Ansel commends the effie
ieney of the militia, and recommends
a liberal appropriation for the Stat-e
Hospitasl for the Insane. The num
ber of patients added this year in the
State Hosnital for the Insane is 570;
the whole imber within its walls is
1,375; white men, 321; colored man,
290; white women, 471; colored wo
Governor Ansel says th'e peniten
tiary eontinues self-sustaining. The
whole number of convict now with
in the walls and at the state farms
is 653. The state farms and the farm
at the reformatory have all paid well,
and all the vegetales needed have
been grown. Threre are 80 convicts
un.der the age of 16 years at the re
formatory on the Lexington county
farm. A new brick building has been
erected for the safe keeping of these
boys, and also to make the building
fireproof. They are well cared for,
are made to work, and are also
t:li- li in Suiutav wh.iool work by the
liileit : .1 ap1 a le e adai with1
State Board of Health.
(;t'ern Al' llsiel reviews the work
tf tile =tate I)oartl or Ihealth. anl( re'
o1!:lIe1t . ite a1pp iiitinellt (i a state
hea;lh oliv'r. who -hall give aH of
e : ion IS :1ad it) the exhibit
otf mliuh Cartllin:i a< the Jamestown
CXT)uCi! i;. wi('ll(l (vernor Ansel
..VS \as S(TOnd io nonle. and to his
m1in<d th, bet of all.
outh Carolina Industrial School.
Nithi.Ie has been done since t'n
--i li ;f' the leislature towards
: lm::"n of the lildin, for the
1n. r I" t'al .h l except the purchlas2
of material. Recently the board of
rust ees has had a meetinz and has
pa'ned a resolution asking your hon
t;r:bile lhlies to give the trustees' an
approrliation smifleient to begin this
wrlk on a comparat'velV small scale.
To provide at first for the care and
maintenance of from 20 to 40 chil
t'ren. as we desire to demonstrate to
t'l pleole'i the value and importance
or this work. A deed h'as been mad2
to the trustees for 111 acres of fin'p
lands just outside of the corporate li
mi s of ,he city of Florence by th'e
Atlantic Land and Improvement
c,mi)any1 for this industrial schooi.
This deed has been acceted. and we
lntw desire to bein the erection. up
tnl ::ji l:n,I. of a builingz' of suffi
(ielt dimensiuns to accommodate
fr4m 20 I) 40 whi1e by,tV5. many of
whom are now waitin, to be admitted.
Some years ago when the purchas
in value of a dolar was more than
it is at this time, the salaries of the
state officers and of the judges of the
supreme and circuit courts were re
duced. I desire to ask if the time
has not come when these salaries
should be raised again and your of
ficers paid a salary commensurate
with the work thcy are required to
do? I have no hesitancy in saying
that the salaries of all should b'e rais
ed to at least what they formerly
were. My accounts will show that it
costs me more than $1,000 a year over
aad above my salary to pay the ex
penses of living and of providing for
such entertainlments and receptions as
are necessary to the dignity of the
position of th governor of this state.
The present mansion was erected
more than 50 years ago, and has serv
ed the purposes for whisch it was
built. :Since 1880, it has been used as
a home for the governor. While it is
comfortable. yet it is deteriorating
and will soon require many repairs.
The lot on which this. building stands
is one of the best in the city of Co
lumbia. A new mansion built in the
centre of the lot, fronting on Rich
land street with side entrances from
Gadsden and Lincoln streetis, would
be an ornament to the capital city of
the state. and an ideal home for your
governor. I recommend that a com
mission be appointed to look into the
mat ter and report to the next session
of the general assemblAy the probable
cost and the feasibility of erecting
While other states have had mueh
litigation with reference to- railroad
passenger rates during the past
year, -South Carolina has been free
frem this character of litigation, and
I am glad to reipor't to you that in a
conference had with the president and
other repre'sentatives of the Southern
railway, they stated to me that on or
about t.he first of April, 1908, they
will put on a flat passenger rate of
2 1-3 cent per mile, andi will sell mile
are books at 2 and 2 1-4 cents per
mile in this state. I have a letter to
this effect from President Finley, a
copy of which I will place in your
hands, with a special mesage on the
suject, getting forth their whole
Some requirements should be made
of the railroads-that they give more
accurate information as to delayed
trains, and as soon as practicable
better eq.uipm'ent and ~service on all
the roads should be deman'ded.
The Commission for Winding Up the
A's required by the act of the gen
eral assembly passed at your last ses
sion providing for the winding up of
the state dispensary, I appointed five
'well known businress men,'' to wit,
Dr. W. J. Murray of 'Columbia, and
Messrs. John MeSween of Timmons
ville. C. 'K. Hend'erson of Aiken,
Avery Patton of Greenville and B. F.
Arthur of Union as members of the
commission. These gentlemen im
mediately entered upon the important
and arduous duties involved, in this
work. and it will be my pleasure to
submit to you, at the present 'session,
their report. I shall at that time
have something more to say about the
work of the commission.
I -m gla to report that in some
of the eountie.s of the state the au
t;ot11Iies are Imovingv orward on Ir?
0"(lood roadh (Ituesiion. Machinery has
beo;i boglit andl much work of a per
manent nature is being done. I hope
the day will soon come when every
county will en2a'e in this laudable
ulder aking. I respertflully recoIm1
men0d that you fster a:nld LnClourage
('very effort that iha'l e Inh made to
push thiis movement.
AVALUABLE PLANTATION 1
We will rent for the year 190S,
the farm of 33S acres of land situated
about one mile east of Silver Stree
and owned by the estate of Wm. W.
Spearman. There is open upon the
place about a four horse entract and
made this year 50 bales of cottoa.
The place will be rented either for
money )1- bales of cotton. Apply to
M. A. Carlisle,
John C. Goggans,
Executors of Wm. W. Spearman.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 31, 1907.
OPERA HOUSE POR RENT.
Sealed bids will be received by the
Town Council of Newberry, S. C., un
ti-1 12 o'clock M.. Feby 5th, 1908,
Lnd then opened, for rent of the
Opera House. Newberry, S. C.. for
Foi" 2urt-her information apply to
the Clerk and Treasurer, Eng. S.
S, B. Jones.
STAPLE & FANCY GRi
Dear Madam Housekeepe
tention to our stock of
groceries and solicit a
your potronage during t
We feel safe in sayin
the most complete that
that we can serve you i
We will ever keep in
portant points: quality
vice modorate prices.
If you are not alread
we would be pleased to
list of satisfied custc
We wish 1908 to be ou
you join us in making i
THE COMMERCIAL BANI
under call of State Bank E:
December 16, 1907.
Loans and discounts -r
Overdrafts - - -
Furntiure and fixtures -
Cash in vault 85,041 4
Cash in other Banks 72,674 1
Capital Stock - - -
Undivided profits (less expen
Dividends (unpaid) -
Cashier's chck - -
Deposits, Banks 7,910
Deposits, Individual 322,826
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J. Y. McFA]
Interest Paid in our
.J. J. l.an n rtl.
En lg. C. WertIs.
(lerk and Treasurer.
Anyone sending a sketch and deacri tion may
quickly 1scertairi our opinion tree whnether an!
incettion is probably patenitable. Comimunica
tions strictly eitilential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest asrency for securing patents.
Patents taken throuh 3unn & Co. receive
special notice, wit hout ebarge, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Lareest cir
culation of any scientitic journal. Ternts, $3 a I
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.3eeadY, New York
Branch Office. 625 F St., Washington, D. C.
FOR THE NEXT 40 DAYS.
We will sell our excellent 5So Organs at oNr.v
66 Our $go Organ- for o,,-r.v S-,:.
Su- cial Ternia: One-"hird no', one-third Nov.
igoS. balance Nov. !y. 9.
If inrerested. clip this nad. aid enclose it with
venr letter asking for catalog and price list
If you want the best " rgau on earth don't
dlay. but write us at once a-t save $!5 and make
Address MaLONF'S MUSIC HOUSE,
Columbia. . C
I1..n A.%D ORGANS
Cigars and Tobaccos.
ry, S. C., Jan, 17, 1908.
wish to call your at
Fancy and Staple
t least a portion of
that our stock is
is offered here and
n a satisfactory man
ind three very im
of goods prompt ser
y a customer of ours
add you to our long
r banner year. Will'
OF NEWBERRY, S. C.,
aminer at close of business
- - ..- $313,666 49.
-- - 7,199 87
- - - 3,116 93
3 - - 107,715 96
- - - $ 50,000 00
ses paid) - - 49,222 20
- -- - 940 00
- - - 800 00
31 - - 330,737 05
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
The8 People's Nlin
Prosperity, S. (
Paiid Up Capital -
Surplus and individual Profits
For protection of depositors.
H. C. MOSELEY Fresident. M. A. C,.i;IsL
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. GEO. JOHNSTO:
Better a conservative interest c - your de
return when wanted, than a high rate and a
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Deposit. Gover
akes it so Likewise our Board of Directo:
:f prudent conservative management.
G. W. Bowers. W. P. Pug
J. A. C Kibler. Jno. B. ; e
R. L. Luther. W. A. Mos
M. A. Carlisle. Geo. John
J. H. Hunter. H. C. Mos
J. P. Bowers.
We allow 4 per cent. per annum ;
Department, interest payale sE
The First Cough of the
* Eve though cot severe, has a tendency to ir
tive memnbranes of the throat and delicate
Coughs then come easy all winter, every tin
0 slightest cold. Cure the first cough before i1
* set up an inflamation in the delicate capillary
* lungs. The best remedy is QUICK RE
SYRUP. It at once gets right at the seat of
moves the cau'e. It-is free from Morphine a
0 a child as for an adult. 25 cents at
* MAYES' DRUG ST
Our 36th car of that Choice TennessE
arrived, making 4,005 bbls., and while
Best Half Paet...........
Every Barrel Guarantee
Choice Meal............... .. .
Choice Grits ............. ....
We are making some cut prices to suit the
and as a special inducement will make a cle
10 Cents on the D<(
on following goods, goods all marked in plain
tion or misleading. This is to iast until I st
1908, and to be carried out to the letter, anc
All Ladies' Hats, Feathers and VeJ
Dress Goods, Flannels, all Men's Hats a
Youths' and Boys' Clothing, Rugs an
Blankets, Men's Pants Goods,ILadies',
Misses' Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Satche
Ladies' and Misses Jackets, Lap Robes,
ing Machines. This makes our$3.
the extremely low price.of $27.00, our
tic for $22.50 and is certainly best prices
We have an abundance of choice goods in
ments, and to reduce them are making son
all along the line. Yours truly,
5 Years and 10ORea
S Our growth has been steady.
-We have paid interest promptly.
Our interest is Four per cent.
We pay interest com.puted semi-ar
Our Directors are well known.
Our efforts are to please customers
We take the public into our confide
Our patrons embrace men, women a
We make few large loans, preferring
We are progressive and accommod:
The BanK( of Pros
Prosperity, S. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. WI
J F. rowne, Cashier. J. A. Count:
posit with .its safe
feeling of doubt
-s is a guarantee
-itate the sensi
ie you take the
has a chance to #
air tubes of the
trouble and .re
nd is as safe for 0
e Flour has just
it lasts goes for
.... 90c. bu.
mcut of .
figures, no decep
day of January,
vets, all Wo o
nd Caps, Men's,
d Art Squares,
50. Machine for
11 United States.
all of our depart
e inviting prices
eeler, V. Pres.
3, Asst. Cashr.