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What South Carolina's Representatives
Did During Session Just
News and Courier.
Washington, June 2.?The session
of congress that has just come to a
close lias been a busy one for some of
the members of the South Carolina
delegation, and in those things to
which they tailed to bring success this
}eai they confidently hope for better
results next time.
faking llie States by districts and
closely analyzing the work of the different
congressmen an excellent oppoi
tunity is afforded the home people
to judge of their qualifications, and
as to whether or not they have come
up to the standard required of them.
A word of explanation should be
gi\en. While the work of most members
is valued according to the publicity
attached to it, it must be understood
that some of the very best men
in congress are rarely heard of except
in their committee work, and in that
particular have proved themselves exceptionally
strong. They make no effort
at grand stand plays, but concentrate
their every cflorf on committee
work, and in many instances
accomplish more than could be done
in any other way.
Modesty forbids the members of
the South Carolina delegation from
telling what they did during the session
just ended, and when The News
and Courier correspondent made an
effort to get them to give an oirfliue
a day or two ago of what they had ac|
complished, most of them "declined,
| saving that they had done the best,
f. they could and that their records
? would have lo speak for themselves.
^ Charleston's representative, Mr.
, Legare, applied himself closely to the
interests of tlie naval station, Fort
I Moultrie and local matters in and
I around the city of Charleston.
B 111 rough his efl oris he secured a good
K appropriation for continued opera*
tion of work at the naval station, got
H $;>(),000 for the construction of tor
pedo ships and $1250.00 for the sea
S wall on Sullivan's Island.
Realizing to the fullest extent the
1 great value that the completion of the
naval station will he to Charleston,
Mr. Lea re devoted his efforts to
that cause and the results speak for
There were numbers of other
"X tilings that claimed Mr. Legare's athf
tent ion and just before the final adijournment
of congress he succeeded
in having passed a resolution increasing
the pay of employees in the
house, aggregating about $50,000 a
Representative Patterson was interested
in the establishment of a
training station at Port Royal a fish
culture station, good roads drainage,
war claims, the enlargement of the
rural free delivery system, and in
fact, many other things there were of
vital interest lo (he people of the
2nd district. In addition to this he
secured an appropriation of $50,000
with which to erect a federal building
at Aiken, and expects to get (he same
amount for lOdgefield next year.
During the session Mr. Patterson
made soma excellent speeches, in one
of which he blistered the president for
his usurpation of federal authority,
receiving liberal commendation from
his colleagues for his efforts.
Representative Aiken, as a member
of the committee on the District of
Columbia, was called upon to give a
large part of his time to these matters.
He found time, however, to secure
$50,000 for federal buildings at
Newberry and Abbeville, and $20,000
additional at Anderson, to secure a
number of pensions for the people of
his district, look after war claims,
and to give much of his time to departmental
Mr. Johnson, as the representative
of the 4th district, spent much of his
time since Christmas in the preparation
of the public buildings bill, which
was passed on the last day of the
session, carrying with it an appropriation
of about $25,000,000. lie secured
$50,000 for Union and $50,000
for Laurens and in due time both
those progressive towns wil have
magnificent public buildings.
For a long time there was a belief
that after all the president might
veto this hill unless a currency bill
was passed, and it is still thought that
such might have been the case but
for the sudden passage of the latter
bill in the senate on the last day of
the session. Mr. Johnsrin gave much of
his time to the South Carolina items
in the bill, and when if was intimated
that some of them might be cut
out stood (irmly by his State.
While Mr. Johnson had not to his
credit the introduction of a very large
" 'lvnlier of bills and was rarely heard
in debate except to nek questions, lie
s k?I* himself fully informed us
to the work of the house, and is
credited as a good listener and a well
Mr. Ellerbe's opportunity will eoiue
next year, when the house.committee
on rivers and harbors will get to
work making up its appropriation
bill. Already the effort *ias ooiuuienced
to secure not less than $f)0,000000
each year for the rivers and harbors
of the United States, and Mr. Ellerbe
will be one of the men to pass on
the appropriations. Jt will thus be
seen that lie will hold one of the most!
important committee places 111 congress,
and that he will be able to
exercise a tremendous influence for
SouMi Carolina nnd other States.
This year Mr. Ellerbe has devoted
considerable attention to the interests
of the people of his district in
the matter of e(vending the rural
tiee delivery system and in agricultural
matters generally. In wr.fJon
to this lie has pushed a. number of
private war claims and secured $50,000
with which to erect a new federal
building at Darlington.
If there is a man in "ongress vhu
knows anything about Uncle San s
great postal business and the conduct 1
of affairs generally at the (18,000 post- '
olliees in the I'nited States it is prob-1
ablv Representative Finley. For many
years lie lias made a close study of
postal conditions in the I'nited States,
and in fact throughout the world, and
as a result lie lias found out about
all there is to know conceruim: these I
lie helped to frame this year's ap.pioprialion
bill tor the committee on
postoHices and post roads, carrving
with it many millions of dollars, and
lie probably knows where every cent
01 it goes.
Tn connection with this matter Mr.
1* in ley spoke vigorously against ttie
passage of the ship subsidy bill duriiiji
the last days ot congress, denouncing
it in the strongest possible terms
and declaring that it was a shame
for the republican party to attempt
to ram the bill down the throats of
the American people.
Mr. Finley, like the other South
Carolina members of congress, succeeded
in securing .$50,000 for a now J
erans' Special" consist
es and Pullman Sleepii
to Birmingham, withou
schedule, route and ra^
Lv. Columbia 1.45 P.
" Prosperity 3.24 P
" Newberry 3.40 P
" Greenwood 5.22 P
" Hodges 5.45 P
" Donalds 6.07 P
" HoneaPath 6.18 P
" Bel ton 6.50 P
" Greenville". 9.10 P
The ' Veterans' Special
Greenville 9.10 P. M., rec
erans at Seneca, in special <
morning June 9th.
Tickets will be on sale Jur
For detailed information
ern Railway Agents and fo
dations apply to T. P. P. C
Greenville, S. C., or B. H.
Columbia, S. C.
J. L. MEEK,
Asst. Gen'l Pass. Age
federal building at Gaffney, and in
time that town will lake i(s place with
others in the State that have recently
been the recipients of federal aid.
Mr. Lever, the wide-awake congressman
from the 7th district, was
busy in everything that was going on.
boon after the session began he
started the ball rolling for the passage
of the Appalachian reserve bill, and
never faltered until it was found that
he could not succeed this year. In addition
to this Mr.- Lever, as a member
of the house committee on agriculture,
devoted several months of (he
session to the work of that committee
and the results of such work are
already well known. It was also due
to Mr. Lever that See. Wilson and
Congressman Scott recently visited
Sumter, and the result of that visit is
sure to work to South Carolina's good
in the end.
During the time the agricultural
appropriation hill was under discussion
in the house Mr. Lever made several
able speeches, and was warmly
I pi aised not only by his democratic
i colleagues, but by many republican
In (lie light for public buildings at !
Columbia, Sumter and Orangeburg, alt j
of which are in Mr. Lever's district,
j lie ,vas entirely successful. Orangei
burg got $.">0,000, Sumter, $'20,000 over
previous authorizations, and it is1
I probable thai a thorough investigation j
jot i h?> needs o| the Columbia oflice 1
jwill be made before the next session'
laking the session all in all it has j
I been a satisfactory one lor the members
oI the South Carolina delegation, i
and il' present signs count, the next j
session will be even more fruitful of j
results than the one just ended. Plans
are already under way lor many good
things for South Carolina and there
appears no reason why they should j
not be had.
I he last of the South Carolinians in
congress left Washington today, having
remained over a day or two to j
pack up and give attention to some I
odds and ends around the departments i
| and by tomorrow they will no doubt j
be at their respective, homes, doing a j
bit of handshaking and incidentally
telling of some of the tilings that have
happened at the national capital dtir- |
ing the last six months. l\ II. Mcfi. |
y has arranged a "Vet- j
ing of high class. Coach j
Tg Cars from Columbia
t change of cars, with!
ies as follows:
June 8th. !
' M 6.85
I," consolidated will leave
eiving the Anderson Vet:ars,
le 6, 7, 8, limited for return
; 20, 1908.
, tickets, etc., applv Soutli>r
Sleeping Car accommoARSON,
TODD, Passenger Agent,
J. C. LUSK.
m Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S, C.
The South Carolina Division offers
the following two scholarships available
for uso Sept. 1st, 1908.
First a scholarship of free tuition
and .$350 to be used at Teacher's collego,
Columbia University, New York
City. This scholarship is open to a
young man or woman in South Carolina,
at least twenty years old, able
to pass the entrance examinations for
Teacher's College, a lineal descendant
of a Confederate veteran, atuT whose
application is endorsed by the president
of a chapter of the Daughters of
the Confederacy in South Carolina.
Second a scholarship at Winthrop
college, Hock Ilill, S. C., with board
and tuition worth $104. Applicants
for this scholarship must be at least
sixteen years of age, be able to -enter
the Freshman Class at Winthrop;
must pledge themselves to complete
the four years' course offered by the
division; must present a certificate
staling that their family cannot afford
Itt pay for their education; must
bo the daughter or lineal descendant
of a Confederate veteran of honorable
record (in the cases of equal attainments
offered preference will be given
daughters of widows of Confederate
soldier) and must be -endorsed by
the president of a chapter of the IJ. I),
C. in Sout li ("iirolina.
Applications for these two scholarships
must lie filed with the undersigned*
not later than dune loth. Applicants
are reminded that they must
qualify on every point named to be
considered as duly eligible for the
Mary Ii. Popponheitn,
Chairman Scholarship Committee, S,
C. Div. C. |). ('., Charleston, S. C.
500 Mile State Family Tickets $11.?Good
over the Atlantic Coast
Line in each State for the head or dependent
members of a family. Limited
to one year from date of sale.
1000 Mile Interchangeable Individual
Ticket $'20.00.?Good over the
in the Southeast aggregating 30,000
miles. Limited to one vear from datj
2000 Mile Firm Ticket $40.00.?
Good over the Atlantic Coast Line
and 30 other lines in the Southeast
aggro-rating 30.000 miles; for a manager
or head of firm and employes liliues
in the Southeast aggregating 41,mitcd
to five, but good for only one
of such persons at a time. Limited to
Atlantic Coast Line and 30 other lineone
year from date of sale.
1000 Mile Southern Interchangeable
Individual Ticket $25.00.?Good over
the Atlantic Coast Line and 75 other
000 miles. Limited to one year from
dat" ->f sale.
All mileage tickets sold on and after
April 1st, lilOS, will not be honored
for passage on trains, nor i;
checking baguage (except from mm
agency stations and stations rmi
open for the sal oof tickets) but must
be presented at ticket ollices and there
exchanged for continuous tickets.
15 cents saved iv passage fare bv
purchasing local ticket from on:
Atlantic Coast Line.
T. C. White,
General Passenger Agent.
W. .). Craig,
Pasenger Traffic Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
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