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CENERAL ASSEfBLY IS
MAKING OOD PROGRESS
APPROPRIATION BILL PRESENT.
ED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHlT.
Rouse Wants to Adjouru on February
15-All Salary lRases liilhd
Matters of (A'eneral I terest.
Colu:bia, Feb. 2.-The house of
representatives las. night amended
the 11 re1olmion by fixir' Feb
ruary 15 as the day for final adjourn
mnT. The senate resolution fixed
February 10. The appropriation bill
was iniroduc---d in the house last night
by Chairman Browning, of the ways
and means committee. and there seems
to be no reason why the session should
not be brought to a close by February
15, at the latest.
The Appropriation Bill.
Th'e appropriation bill fixes the levy
at 5 3-4 mills, the sme as last year.
It is very little different from last
year's act in its general prbvisions.
The bill was made -a special order for
Friday morning, and will at that time
have the right of way.
It provides for a larger than usual
appropriation to retire the debt on
the State house. This money was bor
rowed from the sinking funid, to be
repaid at $15,000 per aninum. Te
payment this year will be $45,000,
leaving theamne amounit for next
The bill also carries an item of $30,r
000, to be repaid to the asylum loan,
advanced by the sinking fund com
mission last year.
There is an increase from $5,000 to
$10,000 in the amount for the corn
demonstration work which has done
so much for South Carolina.
South Carolina coll'ege to get an ap
propriation for a now auditorium. The
Citadel gets $25,000 for a new wing,
and this will be added to next year.
Winthrop gets $6,000 to complete
paying for the dining room extension
and $6,000 to enlarge the infli-rary.
Maintenance increased $5,000.
The South Carolina Industrial
school at Florence raised from $7,500
Colored college: Maintenance same
as last year; $8,500 for heating plant;
$2,000 for artesion well; $14,000 to
finish paying for new building.
Hospital for Insane: Improvemenrts
and repairs, $35,000; increase for
maintenance, $25,000; 'to make up de
ficit for 1910, $30.000.
For State Control for Clemson.
The senalte on Wednesday adopt:ed
wit-h am'endmntt 'the resolution of
Senator Earle as sto an investigation
by the attorney general \of the legal
phases connected wit lithe taking over
under State control to some extent
Clemson college. With the house's
consent such would be done.
The senate adopted- the resolution
about as follows:
"That the attorney genera.l be and is
hereby requested to investigate and re
port to the next session of the. gener
aLl assembly the pr'acticability of the
State acquiring such control of Clem
son college as will enable the general
essemnb:ly to elect all the trustees of
"Mileage" Bill A dvanced.
After a fight on the biti lasting sev
eral days and growing fiercer each
day, the "mileage" bill was on Wed
nesday -night in the senate passed to a
third reading. The bill, introducedi by
Setator Carlisle, of Spartanburg, re
quires the e.cceptance of mileage cou
pons on trains andI checkiing of bag
gage on presentation of the coupons.
The ,bill does not require the accep
tance of the coupons on any trains ex
cept those of 'the road issuing the mil
S$ummners Bill Killed.
A storm of protest from laymen;
lawyers and from at least 'two physi
cians in the senate on Wednesday
afternoon sent to its death the- bill of
Senator Summers, of Calhoun, the
measure being termed "a bill to pro
bibit renumeration to State senators
* and rep2resen1tatives by public service
corporations during their term of of
* ice and to fix the punishmen?t."
The vote was 31 to 10, Senator Mont
gomery. of Marion, being excused
Senator Johnstonie, of Newberry, is
r'ecorded as voting to kill the bill.
No Change as to Circuit Juhdges.
The house has killed the measure
to increase the salary of circuit judges
from $3,000 to $3,500, and also ,killed
bills for more compact rotation of
judges so as to give the judges more
courts in their own counties.
Salary Raise Measure Dead.
"Pigeonholed" until Tuesday night
and reported with the recomnmenda
tion that it be continued until next
session, the bill providing for an in
crease in the salary of State officials
-died in less than One minute, as it
feebly walked out upon the floor of
the senate. It s down in the
Senate Journa a this comment:
aContimua next session."
in parlamen:ary language.
The bill wus introduced on th(
opening day of the session, but wa.
not reported until Tuesday evening b3
the finance committe-. At the time i1
was h-ld up the impression was tha1
this was for the purpose of having i1
r. affect, if passed, the i:resent ad
ministration, which by a peculiar se1
of ireunsuices did not come into of
;ice until a week after the beginning
of the general assembly's session.
The bill would give giver the gover
nor $4,000 and other State officials $2,
>s, -stead of $1,900, as now. Th(
governor now gets $3,000. Even i,
passed next year, the bill would nol
affect any administration until the,r(
is another election.
For Protection of Child Labor.
The house of represenULtives Tues
day night, by an overwho.lming vote
passed Mr. Osborne's bil. to perfec
the child labor laws. No speech wa.
made in opposition to the bill. Th(
motion to strike out the enactinc
words was made by Mr. Smith, of An
derson. Mr. Osborne aT.d Mr. You
mans spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Osborne explained briefly thai
it is the bill indorsed by the Stat(
commission, consisting of Dr. Geo. B
Cromer and others. It eliminates th<
feature of the present law, which per
mits parents to make false statementi
in order to get their children into th(
mill when they are under age. ThE
bill -makes the flat age limit 12 yeari
and further raises the age limit fron
12 to 16 years of the children wh<
shall not be required to work at nigh1
and 'adds a proviso that every paren
or guardian who -trmits a child un
der 14 to be employed in the daytimE
shall give to the overseer or super
intendent a written statement, whicl
shall be filed for inspection by the
State authorities and a duplicate sen
to the commissioner at Columbia, and
only upon his permit shall the child
There was no argument against the
bill and it passed second reading.
When the bill came up for third
reading on Wednesday there was ar
unexpected fight upon it, but it passet
Would Change Old Custom.
An important bill was introduced b3
Senator Young, -of Union, relating t<
the engrossing dlepartment. This bil:
"The attorney general is hereby au
thorized to p'r-ide a 'sufficient num
ber of tymywrite:rs and stenographer.s
for the preparation of 'bills, resolu
tion.s and acts for each session of thE
A High School Fight.
Mr. Ayer led 'a losing fight. His bill
to require the high school fund to bE
applied to needy rural communities
was killed by a vote of 84 to is.
Mr. Ayer 'explained that the orig
inal act'was intended to develop ths
educational interests of the county. I1
was then decided to place a limit or
the size of the towns to be aided. H(
decided that the original intention has
been deprted from and this money is
dverted to .schools in larger commu
Headlight Bil.l Passed.
With an amendment that a railroad
less than 60 miles in this Stat'e shall
not be affected the senate railroads
committee substitute bill as 'to t elec
tric headlights for locomotives passed
finally in the senate. The bill was the
one agreed upon by ine reprcsentatives
of the railroads and the railway en
gineers of-this State in session hpr
and adopted by the senate railroad
commitee and presented to the senate
as a substitute measur.e.
Hannah Plowden Honored.
Miss Hannah Plowden, of Claren
don, and Miss Katie~ Gunter, of Aiken
will 'be given scholarships in Winthrot
college, if the bill that passed th'E
senate is likewise received and' seni
,from 'the house. Traese two young la
dies will ibe givien, under the bill, a
four years' course. The resolution was
warmly dexkted .in the senate. WhilE
-all recognized true merit should bE
awarded there was considerable doub'
of the advisability of passing the bill
However, when the resolutioni camf
to vote it was passed in viva vocE
The supportcrs of the bill though'
Miss PIowden shen!d have recognitior
for hc r w.ork in raisin ore corn t<
an acre than anyone else of her se:
has done. Miss Gunter was honoret
likewise for her tomato raising work
Commiiittee .\ppintifled to Look Int(
Matter of Tiolating Constitution
by Holdier Two Oiiies.
The following concurrent rosolution
introduced by Representativye T. P
Prown, has been' passed by boti
"That a commiission of five be ap
pointed. three fram the house and tw<
from the senato. to investigate an<
reort back to this general assembly
during this session the trustees of th'
vareus edlueatiani institutionvs of thi
missions and also those who are hold
ing other Positions of public trust of
this State contrary to the constitution
of the State."
Speaker Smith appointed Messrs.
Brown. Gary and 'Mower, on the part
of the house, and President Smith ap
- pointed Senators Mauldin and Walk
er on the part of the senate.
BAN UPON LOBBYINGC.
Senator Earle Has Bill to Protect
Legislators From Teipta
Senator Earle, of Oconee. introduc
d ed in the senate a bill designed to
prevent lobbying and to provide a pen
alty for infraction of the law. The
penalty is a fine of not less than $1,
000 and imprisonment for not less
than one year. Any person caught
lobbying shall also be expelled from
the capitol and its grounds.
The bill follows::
"It shall be unlawful for any per
son or persons, by any personal solici
tation of a member of a general as
seambly, during the session thereof, by
private interview or letter or message,
or other means not addressed solely
to the judgment of the member, to
favor or oppose or to votei for or
against any bill, resolution, proposed
measure or claim pending or to be in
troduced in either branch thereof by
any person or persons who is employ
ed for a consideration -by a person or
corporation .interested in the passage
or defeat of such bill, resolution, pro
posed measure or claim, for the pur
pose of procuring the passage or de
feat thereof: Provided, That this shall
not include such service as drafting
bills, petitions or resolutions, at
tending to the taking of testimony, col
lating facts, preparing argumecnts and
memorials an dsubmitting the moral
ly or in writing to a committee of the
general assembly and other service of
a like character intended to reach the
reason of the legislators.
Any person or persons violeting
the provisions of section 1 of this act
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and
shall on conviction be liable to a fine
of not less than $1,000 and imprison
ment for not less than one year, in
!*the discretion of the court, and any
person caught in the act of violajing
said section shall be forthrwith ejected
from the State house and the, State
"NOT PROPERLY ENROLLED."
Governor Refuses to Sign Act With
Columbia, January 30.-Because
there were pencil marks noting cor
rections in the engrossed act, Gover
nor Blease tonight sent back to the
senate, refusing his signature to, the
second enrolled act of the session, en
titled ''An Act to amend Subdivision 8
of Section 1,893, of the Code, by ad
ding a -provision as to purchase mon
Governor Blease gave as his reason
that on page 2 of the Act, the word
"date," written in ink, was scratched
out and the word "d'eb't," written ii
pencil; and on page 3, the word ".note,"
written in ink was seraitched and the
word "rate," written in pencil, in the
margin. "In my opinion," writes Gov
ernor Blease, "this act is not properly
enrolled," and he declined to approve
the same. L. M. G.
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* NEWBERRY BILLS. *
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The following local measures relat
ing to Newberry county have passed
the house and been sent to th:e seniate:
Mr. Mower's bill to authorize treas
urer of Newberry county to transfer to
the current funds of Newberry school
district any surplus *of sinking fund
for the redemption of bonds issued in
190; also a bill by Mr. Mower to an
thorize trustees of district No. 52 in
Newberry coun:ty to put aside $40 each
ear to pay bonds of school district;
alo by Mr. Mrower to authorize trus
tees of district No. 14 to issue $3,000
in bonds to retire old bonds.
Four bills by the Newberry delega
ion, one to authorize loan from State
sinkingn fund commission to Newberry
county for $5,500 to take up bonds is
sued by Newberry townships in aid of
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
road; $6,400 to redeem bonds issued
by Mendenhall township in favor of
the Augusta, Edgefield and Newberry
alw ay; $5,150 to retire bonds issued
by the~ Stoney Battery township' in
favor of the C., N. & L.; and $20,600
to retire bonds issued by Newberry
tonshp in aid of the Augusta ard
-All rersons are hereby notified that
executions against those who have nct
Ipaid their town taxes by that time
will be placed in the hands of the
sheriff on February 1st.
3J. R. Scurr:.,
DON'T DELAY LONGER
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No home is comiplete without music,
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and gives entertainment for children,
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hence we are better prepared than ever
to supply the best pianos and organs and
wi:l save vou money.
Write us AT ONCk for cqtalocs and for
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROP.
ERTY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1911.
I, or an authorized agent, will be
at the following places named below
for the purpose of taking returns of
personal property for fiscal year 1911:
Newberry, January 1 to 10, inclu
Kinards, Wednesday, Jan. 11
Whitmire, Thursday and Friday,
January 12 and 13.
Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 16.
Pomaria, Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Walton,. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Glymphville, Thprsday, Jan. 19.
Maybinton, Friday, Jan. 20.
Prosperity, Monday and Tuesday,
Jan. 23 and 24.
Little Mountain, Wednesday, Jan.
O'Neall, Thursday, Jan. 26.
St. Lukes, Friday, Jan. 27.
Longshores, Monday, Jan. 30.
Silverstreet, Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Chappells, Wednesday, Feb. 1.
And at Newberry until February 20,
after which date a penalty of 50 per
cent. will be added against all persons,
firms, or corporations failing to make
The law requires a tax to be charg
ed on all moneys, notes and mort
gages, also an income tax on gross
incomes in excess of $2.500.
There shall be a capitation tax of
fifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds
to be expended for school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall
not be considered as property in any
of the courts- of this State. ,
AM male persons between the ages
of 21 and 60 years are liable to ppy
poll tax, except Confederate soldiers,
or those persons incapable of earn
ing a support from being maimed or
from any other cause.
Nothing out personal property is to
be assessed this year, but all persons
.who have bought or sold any real es
tate since last return are required to
note such transfers on their returns
All property must be assessed "at
its true value," which is construed to
mean "the sum of money for which
such prop erty,, under ordinary cir
cumstances, would sell for cash."
Please do not ask tnat your prop
erty be taken from the auditor's du
plicate the same as last return, for
the law requires that all property
must be listed on regular tax return
blanks an dsigned and sworn to by
person listing same.
Name of township and school dis
trict must be given on every return.
Eug. S. Werts
Auditor Newberry County.
Newberry, S. C.
Escaped With His Life.
"Twenty-one years ago I faced an
awful death," writes H. B. Martin,
Port Harrelson, S. C. "Doctors said I
had consumption and the dreadful
cugh I had looked like it, sure
enough. I tried everything I could
hear of, for my cougn, and was underI
the treatment of the best doctor in
Georgetown, S. C., for a year, but
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did so, and was completely cured. 'I
feel that I owe nmy life to tais great
throat and lung cure." Its positively
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A Charming Comedy
Original New York cast
appealing and r(
Hear the Great
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A Companion Play To'
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berry Hardware Co.'s sto
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16 SONG HITS
The Cat And The Fiddle."
0now on sale at the New
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ved by mail or phone. 1
>f Newberry County,
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