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WATSON'S DUTIES ENLARGED.
ommissioner of Agriculture, Com
merce and Industries Appoint
of the Act.
Columbia, March 20.-The Act to
nlarge the powers and duties of tire
mmissioner of :agriculture, com
. erce and immigration goes into ef
feet tomorrow. The first thing that
Col. E. J. Watson will do Monda
monia -%iUl be to announce the ap
poitment of the two inspectors nam
ed in the act. Col. Watson now has
bout 175 applications for this ap
intmeut, and the consideration of
these has given him a great deal of
work. Commissioner Watson has not
' dicated yet who will get the ap
pointments, but will name them Mon
There has been considerable inter
own in the work set forth in
- Act, and the applicants have sent
their letters thick and fast. The
Anderson Daily Mail yesterday con
Wained a statement that J. S. Martin,
city health officer, ihad applied for the
position of inspector.
The Aet under which this feature
of the department of agriculture,
commerce and industries will be oper
ated is as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted by th*e
general assembly of the - State of
South Carolina, That from and after
the passage of this Act the commis
sioner of agriculture, commerce and
immigra4ion shall be known as the
k eommissioner of agriculture, com
merce an4d industries, and, in addi
tion to the daties now imposed upon
him by law, he shall perform and
-carry out the provisions of this Act.
Seetion 2. He shall collect, assort,
systematize and present in a report
to the governor, on or before the fifth
day of January of each year, who
shall transmit it to the general as
sembly, statistical details relating to
eZ aepartments of Libor in this State,
such as the hours of labor, cost of
living, supply of labor required, esti
mated number of persons depending
on daily labor for their support. Said
statistiies may be classified as follows:
2. In manufacturing and mechani
4. In~clierical aind all other skilled
and unskilled labor not above enu
5. The amount of capital invested
in lands, baaidings, miachinery, mater
ial and means of production and dis
6. The number, ege, sex and con
ditio~n of .persons employed; the na
true of itedr empicy'ment; the number
of houirs of Jhbo~r per day, and the
wagies received in each of the indus
tries and employments enumea,ted.
7. Thie sainitary coinditio.ns of fae
tories, foundries, machine sh.op ,
mercantile esitablishments, where five
or more people are employed as lab
8. The number, condition and na
ture of employment of the inmuater
of the Staite prison, county jails an
reformatory institutions, and to what
extent t.heir employment comes to
eompetitionx with the :labor of artisans
-and laborers outside of these institu
9. All suc~h other information in
relation to labor as may seem advis
able to tanther the, object sough.t to
be obtained by this Act.
Section 3. The commissioner shall
armually, on or before the first day
of November, transmit by mail to the
Sowner, op)erator or manager of evei'y
-manufacturing est.ablishme.nt.in this
State a schedu.le embodyving inquires
1. Name of person, partnership or
2. Kinds of goods manufactured
or business d<me.
3. Number of partners or stock
4. Capital invested.
5. Average number of persons em
ployed, distinguished as to sex, adult
a ond children under sixteen years of
6. Total wages, not including salar
ies of manazers, paid during the
year, distinguishing as to sex, adults
and efhildren under sixteen years of
Section 4. The owner. operator or
manager of every establishment which
is engaged in manuf.acturing shall an
swer the inquiries thereon for the
twelve months. November 1 to Octob
er 31 preceding, and re'turn said s.eie
dule to the commissioner on or be
fore -the 5th day of December follow
ing receipt of said schedule.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of
all State and county officials. ever.;
emplorer of labor andl every~ peso
eng:ured inl anyl industrail pur~suit 1o
give 'o the comm:issioner, or his
agents, all necessary informa.tion to
enable him to perform the duties
herein required of him.
Section 6. Every pyerson or corpor
ation who shall wilfully impede or
mrvnt the commissioner, his agents
formance of his duties. or who shall
discharge or discriminate in the pay
ment of wages against. any person be
cause of his or her membership in a
labor organizat.1on, shall be o-ailtv of
a mi,sdeme'ano1r. and. uiyon convictioln
of the same, shall be fined not less
than ten or nre 'than fifty dollars.
or be .irnprisoned .not less than ten nor
more thaai thirty d'avs.
Seetion 7. Tire commissioner shall
have pbwer to send for persons or pa
pers wh.enever in his opinion it is nee
essary, and he may examine witnesses
under oath, beang duly qualified to ad
minister the same in the performance
of his dnty. and the testimony so
.taken musit be filed and preserved in
the office of the commissioner; he and
his agents and inspectors shall have
free acces.s to all places wlere five or
more peio-ple aire employed as laborers.
Section 8. No use shall be made in
the reports of the commissioner of
the names of individuals. firms or
corporat-ions supplying the informa
tion called for by this Act, such in
fornaition beihg deemed confidenti-al
and not for the purpose of dise.-sin:r
ainy persons' affairs; and any agent,
inspector or employee of said com
missioner violating this provision
shall be deemed guil.ty of a misde
meanor. and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be pun-ished by a fine not to
exceed two hui.dred dollars or im
prisonment in the county jail to ex
ceed six months.
Section 9. Said commissioner may
employ two inspectors, who shall be
lappointed by the commissioner at a
salary of ten hundred dollars eaca
per annum and necessary traveli.14
expetn.-;es. not to exceed two 2;md;d.
dollars each in any one ear. to az
sist him in the discharge of (I du*ies
imposed by this Act. The inspectors
shall be under the supervision and
control of the commissioner.
Section 10. The commissioner, his
agents and inspectors, may enter all
buildings wid paxts th-ereof which a-:e
subject to the provisions of this Act
and examine the methods of protec
tion from accidents, the means of es
cape from fire, the sanitary provis
ions and the means of ventilation,
and may make investigations as t..
the emp'oyment of children and wo
Section 11. Every factory, mer a.>
tile e.r other establishment oaroe
where two or more males and two or
more females ane employed tog~ei:er,
sh,all be provided with a suJicient
number of separate water ec> .
earth closets or privies, for tihe use
o eac.h sex. in.d plain.ly so design.at
ed; and no person shall be allowed to
use a eloset or privy which is provid
erd for' persons of other sex. S.uch
wa-ter closets, earth closeu o. priv>e-.
shall be kept clean aind f'r from dis
Seetion 12. 'Whoever rWates the
provisions of Sectiion 11 M!~l be pun..
ished by a fin6 of not izn., than ten
(10) nor more than thi: (30) dold
Section B3. i shall be~ -' .in
each corporat.ion or other emplou- :
place in one or more conspi-no"s
places in each room of the fact.or; i'n
whicth any children under foLi teen
yes.rs of -age are employed, a noti -e or
notices to the effect that said elil lren
are forbidden .to clean any .ras
ca.ms or pulleys. or to clean in dan
gerous proxi mitv thereto, while the
same are in motion by a.id of steam,
water, &:Ce1eni.e,ier or o'ther mechanical
power: easid no such employer, or its
ofer: superintenrderts. overseers or
a bnssall knowinglv or wilfully
aprm e eonen to such children so
cleaning the said mnovina parts: and
any officer. superintendent, overseer
or agen.t violatime the provisions of
this Aet shal]l be punished by a fin;e
of not les.s than fiftv nor more than
One hundred dol!ars for each offence.
Section 14. Every pe'-on, firm or
e orpora.tion e.mployin. chi ildren shall
procure from the paren.t. guardian.
or nors:m in enistodv of said child or
children *a signed statement, in whlich
shal 'be recorded the name, birth
every ch'ild under four-teeni years o
age, and the same shall be produced
for inspection on demand of the corn
mil1ioner or hi:: -icents or inspectors.
Section 15 The inspectors an
noirred under, this Act ire hereby emf
som:bie hVur'. *ad as ofte,n as Dracti
e-ble. i fici ' V . wn: 'e n
mi:e et. :hlishmnent in this State re
ferred 'to in thia Ac:. and shall report
to the commission.r the re'snlt of
th'eir inspection. They shall en fore
the provisions of this Act and pro
-we"T.e aill vi.>l:ati ms of the same.
S-tin 16i. All blanks anid forms
requji:ed by the commi.ssio'ner under
this Act sha!! be furn ished by th*e
Section 17. Tnspecto.rs provid1ied
for in thiis Aot shall keep and furnish
to the comptroller general and comn
missioner i'temized statements of nee
essairy expenses ineurred in enforcing
thi At. And alil .the money paid out
under this Act shall be on a warrant
of the comptroller general.
Section 18. All Acts inconsistent
wi:ithis Ant- are 'hierelby repealed.
Approv0d the l- day of March.
A. 1). 1909.
FATALITY AT GREENWOOD.
Negro Meets Deatb vr.i Many Build
ings are Wre-ked in
Greenwood. March 25.--Greenwood
was visited by a severe and disastrous
tornado early this morning, which
did great damage to houses in the
southern part of the town. On eith
er side of the town. also. in the track
of the storm, there are reports of ser
ions damage. So far, only one death
has been reported-that of an old'
negro man named Henry Roof, who
lived alone in a house on the Partlow
place a'bout thee miles east of town.
On ,t4ais Partlow p'ace almost
all the iteiaint houses and a
gin house -were blown down,
the latter being a complete wreck. In
town, the residence of Mr. R. P. Pin
son was badly damaged, part of the
roof being taken off, the ehimneys
blown down and a number of blinds
wrenched off. Farther up the street,
the home of Mr. W. H. Napier was
even more badly wrecked, his chim
neys being blown down and part of
the house torn off. It is a large, two
story house, and the damage is con
siderable. Right around Mr. Pinson,
Dr. R. E. Mason had chimneys blown
down on two tenant houses. Mr. J.
P. Addy had chimneys blown down,
and his store roof taken off. Mr. J.
M. P':-itt had considerable damage
d me to his house. and in fact all the
houses in that part of town were
da:naged more or less seriously and
almost all of the negro .cabins were
blowin down. It is almost miraculous
that there were no other fatalities.
Mr. J. W. Wells had a barn blown
down and a number of cattle in the
barn were killed by the timbers. There
was also considerable damage out at
Salak. Mr. J. H. Davis, a young
man, who had just built a residence
.and a store, lost both, both being
completely wrecked by the storm. No
one was hurt.
Reports continue to come in of
great damage to buildings in the path
of the storm on either side of town,
but no other deaths.
SEVERE AT LEXINGTON.
Smokestacks Overturned at Saxe
Lexington, March 25.-This sec
tion was visited by one of the sever
est wind and rain storms this morn
ing about 3 o'clock that has .visited
this community in several months.
The rain fell in torrents, and the wind
blew at a 'hiigh ralt e, acompanied by
huvv tAbnnder and virid lightning.
A-t Saxe-(i ttha, a.bout two miles from
fthe depot tihe wind blew down both
Sn1ake:.ekk of the @t.ton mi.ll, braa:ki
ien -gothe ionng1 and entailing
a *los oif abou.t $500. a<nd putt.ing the
mI .r .f busin'e.s for today.
Town Tall and. Several Other Build
ings Torn to Splinters.
Greeleyville. March 25.-The town
a Tle was stru.ek by a cy
)!O me 's 1Prn!r at 4.13 o'clock.
The damage wsill pr obably exceed
$10,000. T'he town~ hail, the negro
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Baptist1;.S l t-'I a t (inurvhle-. the
negro Odd Fellows Hall, and the
Greelevville Brick Works were torn
to splinters. There were several
small ne;ro cabins blown away or
set off tiie blocks, and chimneys were
blown down from several houses. bat
there were fortunately no lives lo'.
The path of the eyelone as it caLne
through the woods was not over 50
feet wide. and in the path there was
no()t . tree left standing.
DAMAGE DONE SPARTANBURG.
Many Houses Blown Down and City
Spartanburg. March 25.-In a
storm that visited this section last
night, many houses were blown down,
street car traffic was disabled and the
city was in darkness for some time.
At Wood!ruff. the electric transmis
sion wires were blown down and the
town was badly crippled. The storm
was very severe in the Crescent see
tion of the enunty, many houses be
ing blown down. Westmoreland Bro
thers' gin was demolished by the higu
ALCOLU REPORTS DAMAGE.
Saw Mill Plant Wrecked and rences
Alcolu, March 25.-At 4 o'clock
this morning this place was visited
by a terrific wind storm accompaniel
by torrents of rain, which did consid
erable damage to property through
out this section. The saw mill plant
of the D. W. Alderman & Sons com
pany was damaged to a. great extent.
Almost the -entire roof of the saw
mill buildings was blown off, and con
iderable damage was done to the
smokestacks. dust houses, dust and
showing conveyers, etc. etc. One of
the large car sheds under which was
one of the passenger cars belonging to
the Alcola railroad was blown to the
level of the ground. No residences
have .been reported as being blown
down, but outbuildings, fences, etc.,
are lying on the ground everywhere.
In some instances fowl houses were
blown down and quite a number o
chickens killed, while hundreds of
small chickens were drowned by the
Otie young missionary in training
in the city of Columbia, Miss Mars
Lou Bowers, will be home April 2 and
4th. In order that she may meet
with them, the Woman's Home and
Foreign Missionar'y society of the
Church of the Redeemer will defer its
regular meeting till Friday. April 2,
at 4 p. in., at the residence of Mrs. E.
R. Hipp. Miss Mary Lou particular
ly desires to present matters of im
portances to the Young Ladies Auxil
iary also at 'its meeting Sunday af
ternoon. April 4. A large attendance
is expected at both of these meet
Secretary of W. H. F. M.
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The Commercial Bank of Newberry, S. C., con
densed from report to State Bank Examiner Novem
ber 27. 1908.
Loans................................ $268,751 87
Furniture and fixtures...................... 3,116 93
Overdrafts ........... ...................... 12,645 6o
Cash and due from banks..... ................ io ,i8i 65
Capital stock........................... $50,00 00
Profits less expenses taxes paid................ 54,677 53
Dividends unpaid. ........................1,27700
Cashier's Checks............................. 255 00
Re-discounts ........... ..................... 15,000 00
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