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FACTORY INSPECTION LAW.
Mills Calling on Watson for Blanks
For Data Concerning
News and Courier.
Columbia, Matroh 9.-Under Sec
tion 14 of the factory inspection law
there is a provision reading:
"Every person, firm or corporation
employing children shall procure from
the parent, guardian or person in ous
tody of said child or children, a sign
ed statement in whioh shall be record
ed the name, birthplace, age and place
of residence of every such child un
der fourteen years of age, and the
same shall be produced for inspec
tion on demand of the commissioner
or his agents or inspectors."
Applications have already been
made of the commissioner for blanks
on which to procure these statements.
Commissioner Watson is now at work
preparing the blanks that will be
needed in .carrying out the provisions
of tae inspection act.
He expects to name the two inspec
fors within t-he next few days. It may
be noted that the -inspection law does
not go into effect until twenty days
after its approval, and that as soon
as it goes into effeot he will be ready
'to put the inspectors to work.
He has already arranged for tem
porary offices of the inspectors in the
' MUCH FERTTLTER GOING.
Considerable Increase This Year Over
Amount Sold Last .Year.
News and Courier.
Columbia, March 9.-In spite of the
alleged complaint that has been heard
from the farmers over the State
about the quality of the commercial
fertilizers to be had now, since compe
tition has become so close and in spite
of the resolutions the central and lo
eal Farmers' Unions have been adopt
ing for.purtailment of use of fertiliz
ers, the records at the State treas
urer's office show that over 132,000
tois more have (been put on the mark
et in the State up to this time than
was put up to the same time last
year, when high-water mark had been
rea*hed. The tag tax at 25 cents a
ton amounts so far to $149,403.42, as
against $117,017.91 up to March 9
list year. , The total tax last year
anmounted to $172,234.76, as against
$112,745.85 in 1907.
The fertilizer situation was the sub
jeet of an attack on the maufactur
ers at the session of .the legislature
just closed, on account of the alleged
inferior quality of the stuff now of
fered for sale.
LYON AND INJUNCTIONS.
Legislature Failed to Make Changes
in Law He Desired.
News and Counrder.
Cohunbia, Marchi 9.-The failure of
the general ssembly to amend or in
any way change the present statute
melatilve to 'the injunction process
leaves the presenht statute in that re
spect the same as heretofore. This
will be the law for the present at
least. Whether or not, after the elec
tions next August, there will be any
injunction statute or not appears to
be more or less in doubt. The attor
ney general's office pointed out the
necessity for amending the present
Law, *but the assembly declined io
cha:nge the law, and there is now more
er less a question as to whether there
wil be any injunction process when
-the substitute law goes into effect.
It is stated that there are now
pending three or four rules to make
permanent injunctions that were
granted in Charleston county. Two
of these are directed against the alleg
ed viola.tors of the injunctions and
'the third is directed against a pro
perty owner. The most interesting
phase of this injunction process is
that involving the property owner,
an it is likely that this phase of the
-question will be most vigorously
foughit. Under the present interpre
tation an injunction is gotten out
against a property owner, and if he
rents his property to another party,
who 'there conducts a "blind tiger"
he is, so it is held,iliabie to be ruled
A case inv'olving the property own
er is soon to be heard from Sullivan's
Island. In this case it is alleged that
the State has evidence that the own
er of 'the property knowingly rented
to a "blind tiger'' and persisted mn
Attorney Genieral Lyon exp*eted te
present eertain injnelion matters to
Associate Justi-ee Gary todhy but! Mr.
Gary was unwell aati ,e could~ not
arguie the matters before him.
So Careless of Him.
"'Barker and his wife never got
along welI together. He 'had no sense
of the proprieties."
"I should say not. When he came
to die he did it in the living room."
* LEGISLATIVE AFTERMATH *
* Some of the Measures Left Un- *
* touched by General As- *
* ::embly. *
By many the session of th-e legis
lature just closed has been character
ized as the "hands off session." An
examination of the senate calendar
for Tuesday, January 11, 1910, the
first day of the next session of the
general assembly-shows that this
term is quite appropriate when ap
plied to the 1909 session. Many bills
were not reached ithat were considered
of great importance. In fact, during
the entire session there was cry after
cry for bills of State-wid-e interest to
be considered- but, as all now know,
the session was one of "local bills,'"
and, until the last week none of the
measures of State-wide interest were
considered. Tihat is to say, the bills
whieh all considered of State-wide in
terest, for naturally, each senator eon
sidered his bill of more importance
than any of -the others on the calen
When the senate gets down to work
in 1910 the first bill on the calendar
to be taken up will be Mr. Bass' bill
for the protection of game fish in
the State of South Carolina and for
repeal of certain laws relating thereto,
a special order during the past ses
sion but now the first third reading
bill on the senate calendar. This is
the measure whi-eh -created a three
day's discussion in the senate and
there were a number of amendments
proposed. The puTpose of this meas
ure is to protect game fish from being
caught with seine and net and to pro
hibit the sale of such fish, except
when caught with hook and line, dur
ing certain seasons of the year. The
other Audubon society bills are still
on the calendar for consideration at
the next session.
In the list of second reading insur
ance bills of Mr. Johnson's nil "to
require all incorporated stoek or mu
taal companies doing business within
the State of South Carolina to invest
a part of their reserve set apart on
account and for the final payment of
policies of insurance written on the
life of citizens of South Carolina in
South Carolina and o6ther securities
and South Carolina property, or in
b>nds of the United States or any
State of t'he United States, and to de
fine South 'Carolina securities and
property i'n such investments may be
made, and to require that -a part of
the seeurities in which such reserves
is invested to be kept on deposit in
the vaul'ts of the treasurer of this
State or in national banks or State
banks or trust companies in South
Caroli'n, designated : as depositories,
for the security of policyholders, and
declaring an emergency.
Other continuedsecond reading
Mv. Earle-to -promote the safety
of -railwa'y employes and the travel
Mr. Weston-To regulate certain
This bill is jne upon which the rail
road comimission h-as by resolation of
the general assembly been requested
to get information as to rates for
freight in certain classes in this State.
he object is to -have the necessary
comparative information so that leg
isiation might be intelligently accom
plished on these railroad mkatters.
Mr. Westo-Re~g ide rail
road comi!ssion to put into -effect a
uniform classification for all roads of
the State. These last two bills have
Mr. Crosson-To make it a misde
meanor to spit upon the floor of pas
senger coaches and cars. Unfavora
Mr. Spivey-Re'lating to bills of
lading. Without recommendation.
Mr. Graydon-To fix the liability
of common ea:rriers, by railroads to
their empl'oye;s, in ce*rtain cases. Un
Mr. Black-To require railroad
companies to accept passengers on lo
cal freight trains. tinfavorable re
Mr. Carlisie-Providng for the
eeton of fire escapes in certain ho
tels, inns, and public houses, and re
gulating the con-duct of such hotels,
inns. and public lodging houses, and
providing for thre appointment of an
inspector of hotels. Unfavorable re
Mr. Carlisle-To enable corpora
tions to retire or reduce their capital
Mr Wharton-To exempt rurai free
delivery mail carriers from ]iability
to road duty. UTnfavorable.
Mr. Clifton-To provide for a tax
commission and define its powers and
Mr. EaTle-To provide for houses
of correction for female convicts. Un
Mr. Earle-To provide for the in
spection of oils and other fluids used
as illuminating oids in this State. Un
Mr. Graydon-Relating to certain,
public nuisances and the abatement
thereof. Divided report.
Mr. Laney-To further regulate the
.rnning of motor vehicles in this
Tris is the bill which would require
motorists to stop at a given signal
from drivers of horses, mules, etc.
Mr. Sink,er-To regulate the ad
mission to practice of attorneys, soli
eitors and counselors, to provide for a
hoand of examiners, and repeal con
flicting acts. Divided report. This
bill would raise tihe requirements for
admission to the bar and result in the
betterment of the legal profession.
Mr. Clifton-To allow circuit
judges traveling expenses.
Mr. Carlisle-To prohibit women
and children under the age of 16
years from working in cotton and
woolen mills, b,tween -the hours of 7
p. m. -and 6 a. m., and prescribing pun
ishment for violating the same.
Mr. Sullivan-To regulate the sale
of paints and preserihe penalties.
Mr. Griffin-To provide for the tax
ation of certain timber. Unfavorable
Mr. Clifton-To allow certain wi
dows, above 55 years of age, to par
ticipate in pension fund.
Thie following are insurance bills
which the general -assembly steered
clear of -this year and whieh are now
on the calendar for next session:
Mr. Weston-To provide for the
organization and regulation of mutual
TVr. Weston-Por the regulation
and control of fraternal benefit or
Mr. Weston-To require all insur
ance companies doing business in
South Carolina to secure their policy
'Mr. Weston-To regulate bond, in
vestment, divided, debenture. regis
try, guaranty loan and fidelity build
ing and loan and other such like com
Mr. Weston--To regulate insurance
companies and tiheir agents in this
State, to prescribe the .duties of the
insurance department in relation
thereto, and 16. punish violations of
the insurance laws.
'Mr. Graydon-To provide a mode
of settling thie amorun.t of loss or dam
age to property in this State, where
the same is insured and to fix th*e
tine in whiich such, when so adjust
ed, sihall be paid.
Audubon Society Bills.
Mr. Bass-To provide a license for
Mr. -Bass-For the protection of
game birds and anials, and to pro
vide a close season.
Mr. Bass-To provide for a fish and
Mr. Bass-To repeal an act rehating
to .prohbiting the destruction of fox
in eertain counties of the '%te.
Mr. Graydon-To provide for bene
fiiary scholarships in the University
o.f South Carolina.
Mr. Crosson-To establish the of
fce of State highway engineer, to de
fine th'is duties and to fix his salary,
et. Unfavorable report.
Mr. Croft-To crea,te a State bank
ing board and to prescribe their pow
ers anKd duties.
Mr. Otts-To provide for the ap
pointment of a State auditor and two
deputy auditors, define the duties of
his office and to provide a penalty for
Mr. Otts--Relating to notaries pub
lde who are stockholders, directors
and officers of banks.
The above are some of the problems
the legislature will have to tackle next
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