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T,'iOR FOR T1HE LEGISLATURE.
Indications That Session of General
Assembly, Beginning Today Will
be Devoid of Excitement.
Columbia, Jaa. 8.-The general as
sembly of South Carolina will meet
here Tues<lay at noon. The promise is
that it will be a good-natured, con
servative, progressive law-making
body of the best men in the State.
There is no reason whatever to expect
any fireworks or excitement. Peace
and porsperity have blessed the State
and there is universal good. feeling
and friendliness prevalent. The prom
ise is that there will be but little leg
islation enacted. The press generally
has been suggesting that this would be
an excellent time for a brief session
and for he u;ia-ment ot few and gen
Just at present the most absorbing
feature of the approaching session is
the matter of elections. There are a
number of elections schedulekfor the
session; some will be interesting and
others will be merely formal.
When the general assembly meets
the various constitutional amendments
that were favorably receiveo by the
voters will be reported. It will then
take legislation to ratify the constitu
tional amendmepts. After this'is done
the necessary statutes will come.
One of the amendments that was ap
proved by the voters was one provid
ing for an additional member of the
supreme court. It will first be neces
sary to ratify this action and pass a
law providing for the salary, duties,
etc., of this new judicial officer.
it will be at least a week before this
ean be done and the election of the
new associate justice can hardly be
scheduled for any time before the 20th
ofitie month. In the meanwhile this
olection Is likely to absorb most at
There Is no imme'diate promise of a
big fight on any issue. The liquor
question may or may not come up.
For the past twenty 'years there has
always been a State-wide prohibition
bill offered. It may be done again this
session and likely will.be, but it stands
no more chance of going on the statute
books than does a law increasing the
tax levy tenfold.
The Tax Question.
There is a likelihood of some tax
*legislation. There ought to be. The
prteent laws are ample, ,if they could
be enforced, but every one knows that
they have .not been and'will not be
and, while insisting that the present
laws are ample, it ought to bEe with
full knowledge that the constant ef
fort is to keep down assessmente and
that as long as the system is local in
its handling this will con.tinue. Comp
troller General Jones and .other dis
interested parties have suggested that
a high pr-iced, high class central board,
with proper" authority,, was the only
hope of a satisfactory revision of the
assessments of the State.
The contract-labor law will likely
come up for consideration, but the
general impression is that this statute
is in a,bout as good shape as it can
very well be.
The lien law has bein repealed, but
the general impression is that it is
largely a matter of changing the sys
tern of evidencing indebtedness.
The defect in the situation that is
notorious is that the right to issue,.a
chattel mortgage stands, and with the
decisions that are extant'and the right
to contract as it stands, the repeal of
the lien law has not accomplished that
which was originally intended.
There are very 'many h~mers in
the general assembly wihave served
there in previous bodies. This does
not apply so much to men who have
been re-elected, but to such able men
as Mr. George S. Mower, Mr. Frank B.
Gary. Mr. Stevenson and others, who
are, perhaps, sacrificing their time to
Are-enter- legislative halls. As a ruale,
the men who have had most exper
ience are the best iegislators; they
offer few bills, talk little, do what is
to be- done and go 1m'me and attend to
Undei- the rule adopted by the house
t its last session the ways and means
nd the judiciary committees will be
much smaller in size, and those who
serve on these important committees
will not be expected to have place on
any other of the committees.
The house will be, indeed, fortunate
in tving such an able presiding~ offl
er as Mr. Mendel L. Smith, of the
Kershaw delegation. There is an~ old
saying that "poets are born and not
made," and it is very much the same
with parliamertarian-~ and presiding
officers. Mr. Smith has the knack of
handling parliamentary snarls andc sit
uations as few men have, and all the
while is an affable and fair presiding
officer, which is not always easy.
Much work has been done since the
last session of the general assembly
towards codifying and revising the
school laws of the State. A summary
of the suggestions of the special com
mission has been made public, but the
entire series of suggestions have not
e~n isued, n 1-d it is not known how
far these suggestions go.
Railroad Mileage Question.
The mileage book question is likely
to come up again. The bill relative
to the "pulling" of mileage on trains
has come up year after year, and has
always been defeatel. The railroads
have insisted that it is a reasonable
regulation, and those who have argued
for the privilege of presenting mileage
on trains have argued that it is un
One of the real questions involved is
whether it is really a subject of leg
islative regulation and if the general
assembly can force the sale of mileage
at all, and if legislation removing the
regulations will not lead to the aban
donment entirely of the sale of mil
Last year the general assembly was
favored with a number of invitations
to visit various places and accepted
the vari6us invitations. It gave the
law-makers the opportunity of seeing
various parts of the State and inquir
ing into conditions first handed. As
a matter of fact, it would be a good
thing if,every member of the general
assembly had a full month in which to
travel from one part of 'the,.State to
the other and see what is going on in
other than his home county. The sug
gestion that the people of South Car
olina know but little of their own State
does not apply entirely to the members
of the general assembly, but the mem
bers from Horry might ask other
members how many members from
Oconee or Pickens have been in their
county for a day or two, or, on the
other hand, the Oconee and Pickens
members might inquire how often the
Horry men hiave been in their terri
tory to actually study conditions.
I There will, of course, be the usual
number of local bills. This was in
tended to be largely avoided by the
constitutional convention of 1895, but
apparently it can not be done. There
are now* every year more than half
the bills of a purely local character,
but, nevertheless, necessary.
LASSONG A LION.
One of the most nota'ble hunting
expeditions of the past year was that
of "Buffalo" Jones. Disdaining to use
guns, he and his little band of cow
boys lassoed and tied specimens of the
largest and most ferocious beasts of
the African wilderness. Their last
captre 'was a lioness. The final thri-ll
ing incident of her conquest, as told by
Guy H. Scull in Everybody's Magazine,
is typical of many others.
Her gext and last position was in
the bed of a small gully .about three
feet deep in the bottom of the donga
and thickly grown with grasses. Here
the ropers held a brief consultation,
and planned a final attempt.
Loveless made a throvw,' and the
noose landed fairly above the beast's
head, but the thick grasses held it
up. Loveless passed the othei- end of
his rope over the branch of a near-by1
tree and down to the horn of his sad
The rest of us, with cameras train
ed on the scene, had no knowledge of
the plan. We had not the slightest
idea what the colonel it ended to do..
still wondering, -we watched him pro
cure a long pole and ride quietly along
theedge of the ditch toward the place
where the lioness crouched.
For a moment there was intense
silence. The colon'el stopped, his
horse. Then, leaning over from his
saddle, he poked the noose down
through thie grass.
With a roar the beast sprang at
him-sprang throigh Lt' loop:-and
at the other den of the rolpe LoveliessI
yanked quickly and canght her by
the last hind leg going through. Put
ting spurs to his horse, Loveless, gal
loped away, hauling the lioness back
across the gully and up into the tree,
where she swung to and fro, dangling
by the one hind foot, and snapping
upward at the rope she could not
The beast was f uiion. She was still
swinging, head down like a pendulum,
from the limb of the tree, and was
tossing her. body about in a frantic
endeavor to get loose.' Means ap
proached close, and deftly slipped a
noose over one of the wildly gyrating
fore legs. Leading his rope over the'
branch of another tree, he stretched
her out in a helpless position parallel
with the ground.
"Now lower away on both lines,"
said the colonel.
H.e dismounted, and stood. beneath
her, directing affairs as methodically
as the forema. of a construction
"Steady, Means-a little more,
She came within his reach, and with
a quick grab he caught and held her
two hind legs with both hands, while
Kearton bound them together with a
piece of light line.
The rest was easy. In less than
five minutes she was bound securely,
and lowered all the way to the.ground
to rest in the shade.
Nunnally's are not o:
candies you can buy, b
bcH we sell has been shi
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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement of the estate of
James Caldwell, deceased, in the Pro
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Soutax Carolina, at 11 o'clock a m.
on January 23, 1911, and will immed
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estate will file same forthwith with
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.
The annual meeting af the stock
holders of the People's National bank,
of Prosperity, South Carolina, will be
held in the office of the bank at Pros
perity on Tuesday, January 10, 1911,
at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose
of electing directors for the ensuing
year and for transacting any other
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