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THE GE.NERAL ASSEMBLY.
What It Acccmplished.-No Harm
Done the State By the
August Kohn, in News and Courier.
The General Assembly of 1910 has
adjourned. Some folks may be iinj
elined to call it a junketing Legisla
ture, but it is more deserving of the
title of a "let alone General Assem
bly.' Many years ago Mr. A. B.
.Williams spoke of a General Assem
bly as being a "June bug" Legisla
ture. By this he meant that the leg
islators did the flying but that the
string was pulled from "down
stairs." Things are absolutely dif
ferent now. "Down-stairs" is re
spected, hut it does not undertake to
pull the strings a-hd regulate the
movements of the Legislature, and
could handly do so.
Everybody recognizes that South
Carolina is growing. It has had a
prosperous season and peaoe, as well
as prosperity, blesses the State. It
is, therefore, all the moire important
to let well. enough alone, and that
seemto have been the policy of the
General Assembly. At times there
were evidences of feeling towards
eertain corporations and develop
ments, but good sense and better
Whatever may :lave been done or
left undone by the General Assembly
at its recent session, no harm has
been done to the State. No radical
poliey .las been adopted. Nothing
4hat will leave a stain has been done,
and there is no occasion for regret
over anyhing that has been passed.
In legislation, as in many other
hings, the least done the soonest
The Calendar of the House shows
*hat there were thirteen hundred and
vixty five bills and resolutions, all in
Aicative of a legislative idea, pro
posed during the two years of the
last General Assembly; not half of
'hese became laws, and therein lies
the safety of the State. It is now
bee6ming generally recognized that
the legislator who can most egective
ly choke a bad or doubtful propomi
tion is the best servant of the people.
Of course some things that should
be done, and which would perhaps
be of benefit, fall by the wayside in
this effort to.pass few laws.
The most important and far
reaching action taken by the Generalt
.Assembly was with reference to the
State Hospital for the Insane. The
appeal .to~ the patriot-ism and good,
sense of the Representatives of the
people was not in vain. The legisla
tion was constreotive and not de
structive, either of reputations or
otherwise. The General Assemb)ly
hias provided $100,000 with which to
begin permanent development for the
overflow in the present institutiont
.The million dollar bond proposition
was defeated as predicted, and the
?tate is gradnally to develop a plant,
that will lighten the burden on the
Columbia institution, which is to
continue as the central location of
the Asylum. In addition to provid-i
ng for the development of the
branch of the institution an increase
was made for the maintenance of the
Hospital and a good allowance pro
* > T he
Desigped and built by the master
mi of the typewriter world-those
who have "grown up" with typewrnter
making since itsinception-those who
have studied the ways of every success,
the reasons for every failure and have
PROFITED by their expenence. That
is WHY- the Royal Typewriter is
meeting with such phenomenal suc
cess, that is WHY vou can PAY more
but you cannot BUY more A dem
onstration will convince you.
1. WILSON GIBBES,
General Agent for South Carolina.
Repairing and Supplies for all
.Typewriters & Adding Machines.
COLUMBIA, - - - - SO. CA.
vided for improvements at the cen
tral plant. With a -continuance of
such a policy as has been adopted
South Carolina will continue to
have every reason to be proud of its
policy towards the insane of the
There has been absolutely -no
change in the liquor situation. Not
a thing in the world has been done
to interfere with the status either in
the prohibition or county dispensary
counties, and there cannot be and
will not be any legislation effecting
the liquor situation for a- year. The
House has for two years been in fa
vor of State-wide prohibition, but
the Senate has persistently killed the
proposition, and early in the present
session the Statewide prohibition bill
was killed, and after that the Senate
gave no further attention to State
wide prohibition although the- House
had sent over such a measure with its
On the other heamd the Senate pass-,
ed what is known as the injunction
bill, which was intended to reach
property owners, and the House per
haps got even by killing this meas
ure. There were various proposi
tions adopted with referenice to the
winding .up both of the State an4
county dispensaries, where they Tave
been voted out, but absolutely noth
ing was done relative to the existing
The repeal of the lien law did not'
become effective until the frst of the ]
present year and the result is yet un
known. Mr. 4ydriek and Mr. Rich
ards were very insistent upon the
passage of the companion bill, which1
was directed against the mortgaging I
of crops -until they are growing, but
the House declined to go that far, i:
and it is really questionable if the re
peal of the lien law has or will
amount to anything whatever. I iz
even suggested by some that the re
peal of the lien law has removed
complibations and made the, ehattel
mortgage stronger than ever.
Upon the matter of child labor,
compulsory education, marriage and
death registration and kindred laws ]
the General Assembly declined to do
anything. There was a good fight
made on the compplsory education
bil but it secured fewer votes than
in previous years.
The -disposi.tion towaards high
schools, common schools and the State
institutions of higher education -was
very kindly. .1
Under the Garris 'bill, the su,bsidiy
to the poorer common schools was
increased from $20,000 to $60,000.1
This was all that Mr. Garris asked.
fgr, as he was inclined to the opiniont
that a larger subsidy would result in
extravagance and it would not. beK
Th'e disposition to the higher edu
ational institions was that .of
liberality. The Citadel was allowed
$35,000 with which to erect an addi
tional story. Winthrop and the Uni
versity of~ South Carolina were grant
ed as much money as the State felt!
able to provide.
The, McMahan proposition relative
to the finances of Clemson College -
and the Browning resolution looking
towards an iJnvestigation at Clemson
College were both defeated, and the
status -at all of, these institutions was*
left as at present, and they will con
tinue to grow and do good service for
In pursuance 'of the general policy
of letting well enough alone nothing 1
was done towards relieving the pr.es .
ent, and well recognized inequalitiesi
in tax assessments. It is a.pity that
the lawmakers are afraid to under
take some improvements in this di-t
rection. There were suggestiouas
looking towards the appointments of*
State auditors, towards the crea.tion
of a tax commission and various
other plans, all of which were de-:
feated. Had either of these sugges
tions been adopted it would have
been a good investment for the State.
iThe people of South Carolina at.
the general election will have a half
dozen constitutional amendments be
fore them. T:wo of themi refer to an1
increase in the number of Supreine:
Court Justices to five, one of them
refers to the privilege of assessing
abutting property for street. and:
sidewalk improvements in Colum!bia
and Greenville, and the others all
apply to increases in municipal bond
ed indebtedness. In quite a number
of the towins of the State the present
constitutional limit has been reached
and it ,becomes necessary to have a.
constitutional amendment to allow an
increase of this bonded debt for mu
The State has its 4 1-2 per cent.
Brown consol bonds coming due in
1913. It is rather early to begin1
legislating upon the refunding of
these bonds, but the Geenral Assem
bly has adopted the Well's proposi
tion, which provides for the exchange
in 1913, of the present 4 1-2 per
cent. Brown consol bonds for new
bonds to bear 3 1-2 per cent. interest.
The same tax exemptions as are now
provided for the 4 1-2 per cent. are
to apply to the new 3 1-2 pr &Int.
The General Assembly did not at
this session inerease any salaries of
State offleers. Various propositions
along this line, were made, but the
disposition was not to intcrease any
salaries, and perhaps there will not
be any increase as long as the flood
of candidates continues, with a full
knowledge of the Present salaries.
There were various propositions
looking towards restrictions of bank
ing charges, and particularly to
wards the reduction of the legal rate.
of interest from 7 to 6 per cent.
None of these measures were passed.
The fact of the matter is that banks
are getting to be very general con
veniences, the stockholders are be
aoming a very numerous family, and
when this lcondition is found there is
very little possi,bility of seriously
interfering with their rights. Money
%ny, way, is a . commodity like any
lhing else that a person wants and
brings what it is worth.
One of the interesting develop
nents was in connection with the law
!egarding the right of a father to
leed his child duriing the life time of
ts mother. No one appears to have
;hought of the matter until the sen
rational development of the Tillman
,ase. As a result of the appeal of
drs. B. R. Tillman, Jr., to the Courts
he law has now been changed. so
hat a father can not deed his child,
xoept with the eonsent of the moth
r, unless there be special reasons
Another bill that became a law
Ld was the result of a special con
lition was one changing the method
>f selecting the trastees of the Rock
fill Graded sehool. Under the pre
rious law the Rock Hill board was
self perpetuating. Und4er the pres
at law it will be an elective body.
he trouble which resulted in this
>hange was the desire of Winthrop
olleg~e to secure title to the high
hool property in Rock Hill.
It was expected that there would
e something of a fight on the estab
ishment of Dillon county, but thie
ontest simmered down to the effort
o secure ithe new county for one
f two judicial circuits. Dillon coun
y will be a reality in a very short
wile as the Act provides for the
lection of officers within a few
There was no opposition to the
trip of Ber ley county allying it
elf to Oranburg county. This 1i
aable new territory that has jpin.
~d hands with Orangeburg.
The commission form of govern
nent is to have a test in Colambia.
(Continued oni Page Seven.)
Black Pays i
The Southern, Seaboard, and Coa
:he South. All pass through Richn
o out on next train. Shipments mn
n S. C. the next morning..
.All goods guaranteed under Pure
Name 4 qts.
ld Capitol Rye$57
Fern Spring Rye 4-5C
John Black's Private S. 4.Oc
E. E. Goff AAAA Rye 3-5c
Belle Haven Rye 3 oc
Red Deer Corn 3-oc
Old Bonded Corn 4.5C
Red Deer Gin 3.oc
Hermitage Gin 3.8c
In Bulk. .i gal.
AA Rye $2.50
AAA Rye 3-50
Straight 8 Yrs. Old Rye 5.25'
AA Corn. 2.50
AAA Corn 3-50
AAA Gin -3.50
iMPORTED AND BONDED G4
are in Stock. Price list sent on apj
Remember, I pay express charges
Post-office Order, Express money 01
exchange or Cashier's check.
712 East Broad St.,
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Newberry Women Are Finding Re
lief at Last.
It does seem that women have
more than a fair share of the aches
amnd pains that afflict humanity;
they must "keep up," must attend
to duties in spite of constantly ach
ing backs, or headaches, dizzy spells,
bearing-down pains; they must stoop
over, when to stoop means torture.
They must work and bend and work
with racking pains and many aches
froga kidney ills. Kidneys cause
more suffering than any other organ
of the body. Keep the kidneys well
and health is easily maintained.
Read of a remedy for kidneys only
that helps and cures the kidneys and
is endorsed by people you know.
-Mrs. Anna Leopard, Mill Compa
ny's House, Newbirry, S. C., says:
"I used Doan's Kidney Pills and
they proved of the greAest benefit.
I was subject to attacks of back
ache which kept me in misery. The
kidney secretions were also unnatu
ral and plainly gave proof that my
kidneys were out of order. Hearing
Doan's Kidney Pills highly recom
mended, I procured a box at W. E.
Pelham & Son's and since using
them I have mot been bothered by
backaches or any other kidney dis
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,,
New York, sole ageuts for the Unit
Remember the name-Doan's
and take no other.
LYNN HAVEN bay Oysters on the
shell. All meats and game of the
season served on short notice.
. TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we the
unidersigned Jury Commissioners for
Newberry County, S. C., will on the
4th day of March, 1910, at nine
o'clock A. M., in the office of the
Clerk of Court, openly and publicly
draw the names of thirty-six men who
shall serve as petit jurors at the
Court of General Sessions, which will
convene at Newberry, S. C., on the
21st day of March, 1910. And we
will also, at the same time and place,
openly pnd publicly draw the names
of twelve (12) men who shall serve
as Grand Jurors for one year.\
Jno. L. Epps,
Bug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C.
SALB BY ADINISTEATEII.
Pursuant to an order ,of the Pro
bate Court of Newberry County, I
will sell at public outcry, for cash,
to the highest 'bidder, before the
Court House door, at Newberry, S.
C., on the 7th day of March, 1910, at
11 o'clock A. M., seven shares of the
apital stoek of the National Bank
of Newberry, S. C., of the par value
of one hundred dollars eadl', proper
ty of the estate of Mrs. K. H. Cook,
.Mary E. Epting,
he Express. ,
st Line reach nearly every point in
ond. Orders received on one mail
ade from this point reach any place
Food and Drugs Act.
8 qts. Case12 qts.
- 7.75 10-50
4 5 75 8-50
2 gal. 3 gal. 4 gal.
6.8o . 9.20 12.20
ro.00 14-75 18.50
4.75 6 85 -9-10
6.80 9.20 12.20
4.75 6.85 9.1o
6.8o 9.20 12.20
)ODS,-Brandies, Wines and Beer
on all goods except on beer. Send
der, Registered letter, New York
ith ample workin;
tional collection ar
a thoroughly organi2
this bank has the a
tion to extend to its
facility warranted I
4 00 Paid onSav
Ihe Bank that away.
A Bank Wi
We are prepared, ready an
greatest possible service to
people in the greatest numi
LARGE AND SMALL A]
same careful attention.
IThe Newest Bank ill
What Shal the
Depends upon the seed you s
to waste good money and hard
et this is just what happens wv
I can promise you seed certair
~an be done. My seeds arefr
most reliable of growers.
I recommend them with confi
nd Garden Seeds at.
If you have newer used
Peruvian Guano you have fi
newer realized the greatest it
possible yields from your soiL. 11
Peruvian Guano is the -excre
ment of birds that inhabit the a
rocky coasts of Peru and adja- k
The.e birds live on fish,
-rich in cerinelemaents. U
These elemens are in differ- .A
*ent forms some slowly and. be
some quickly active, which Yi
thus furnish nourishment tothe V
plant from start to maturity, it
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g capital, excep
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bility and disposi
y safe, conserva
treat you rh..
D a Policy!
, 1st, 1910
d willing to renden the.
the greatest numaber of
er of ways.
10OUNTS receive the~
aw. It ipuet be ~anoying
work to little or no purpose.
hen you plant poor seed&
ty, as near as such a thingi
.h. They come from thde
dece. - Allsort. oflow~"
Peruvian Guano is digested
3h and should not be con
wsed with inferior products
ke bat guano, etc.
Many of our farmers have
ied Peruvian Guano and
se what enormous crops
We have a beautifully flue
ased book which tolls of this
oiiderful products of natuza.