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BEVIEW OF THE WORK
OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY
(Continued from page one).
senate side. The house has adopted
a resolu*ion fixing Wednesday as the
Pinie for finaa adjournment. This
would give ample time, but there is no
apparent desire to hurry things and
the prospect is not such as to encour
age members to pack their trunks un
til the end of the week for the home-;
Other Legislative Items.
There will be no legislation this
year with regard to fertilizers. There
is perhaps now more than enough1
legislation on the statute books.
The summer months are likely to be
lively with investigations.
The house has not yet considered
the mileage book bill. There is con
siderable *inberest in the measure.
There are far more local matters,
proposed this year than usual.
No mention has been made of the
lien-law, either in debate or by bill.
Jury Duty Exemptions.
After a discussion lasting an hour
and a half, the senate passed Friday
morning the house bill relating to
jury exemptions. A number of amlend
ients were voted down, and one or
two adopted, and as now returned to
the house for ooncurrence it provides
-essentially that, contrary to the old
law, ministers of the Gospel, school
trustees, bank cashiers, and others
mow exempt, will have to serve on the
jury panels when drawn. The bill is
a very important one, and now lacks
only the concurrence of the house to
the amendmenits and the signature of
the governor to become -a law. The
opposition, headed by Senator Clifton
of Sumter, was very persistent, but
the bill finally passed by the long ma
jority of 34 to 6. This was the prin
cipal matter of importance taken up
in the senate Friday.
The section. of the jury law as
-amended by the bill wm exempt only
"The following persons and no oth
-ers shall be exempt from serving as
jurors, to wit: State officers, mem
bers of the senate andathe house of
-representatves during tne sessions of
the general assembly, members of the
senate and the house of representa
tives of the United States, judges and
justices of any court, county auditors
-and treasurers, clerks of court, sher
iffs and their deputies, coroners and
.onstables, the iarshals of the United
States and their deputises, counselors
and a'ttorneys at law, and those ac
tively engaged as physicians or licens
id pharmacists, postmasters and de
"M[erger" Suit Ended..
The now famous "merger"' suit
against the Southern railway is to be
ended. The house and senate have
4irected the attorney general to with
draw the appeal from the decision in
the Richland court.
The senate bill on Friday received
a1 reading in the house and was en
-led for ratification.
There was no contest on Friday
-ove~r the resolution, except a sugges
tion to wait until Monday to consider
the matter, but the majority of the
bouse saw no occasion for further de
lay an!d thereby ended the "merger"
suit. When .the bill came up for slec
ond reading there was a spirited .dis
cussion, but it was passed by the de
cisive vote of 83 to 26.
The State Militia.
The bill providing for certain
amendments to the military code of
South Carolina, a measure that came
over from the house side, was passed
~after so-me discussidn by the senate.
Of particular interest is that section
which requires the bonding of the
-adjutant general in the sum of $10,000
the premiums to be paid fron.the ad
jutant's contingent account.
Another section of the bill. providss
that'when on duty 'aiding a civil of~
-Acer, the.officers and members of the
National Guard shall be paid at the
rate of $1.50 per day and actual ex
No General Good Roads Legislation.
There will be no general good roads
legislation at this term of the general
assembly. Seniitor Crosson's bill
looking to that end was continued
Suntil next session of the general as
sembly. The bill provides for licens
T.ng automobiles to provide money fo:
A similar measure met a simila:
- ate in the house.
To Let Governor Select Jundges.
A bill dispensing with the recomn
mandation of the supreme court in th<
section of special judges and givinm
this power entirely to th~e governo:
'has be0n introduced in the senate b:
J. R. Earlo, senator from Oconee
The bill is rendered of more than or
dinary interest in view of the circum
stances attending the recent designa
tion of a judge to hold the court C
. common pleas now in session fo
- Adopts Dispensary Resolution.
Mr. Kibler in the house insisted ui:
- leg-latve action on the resolutio
winding-up commission and others
connected with the closing of the dis
pensary business. This inquiry it
will be remembered was suggested by
Mr. Kibler made a statement of the
matter and suggested an amendment
by which the present commission
would be continued in office to con
clude its work, unless the investigat
ing committee finds that it has done
Mr. Sawyer saw no reason for the
amendment of continuing the commis
sion in office.
Mr. Stevenson came stoutly and
strongly to the support of the winding
up commission. 'They have one and
only one outstanding claim and the
purpose is to close the matter as soon
The house adopted the investigating
resolution with the amendment con
taining the commission in office, un
til it has concluded its work, unless
removed on the report of the legisla
tive investigating commit;tee, to be
Advertising Bill Continued.
In the house there came up Friday
night for argument, an, as it hap
pened, for defeat, one of the new
propositions of the session, the, Rem
bert bill to appropriate $10,000 an
nually fo; three years, to be used with
$15,000 a year contributed for a like
period by the Southern railway, At
lantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air
Line jointly, to constitute a fund for
the advertisement of South - Carolina
farm lands and resources in other
States, particularly in farm and trade
publications of the Central West, the
North Atlantic seaboard and New
By a vote of 57 to 50 the bill was
continued until next session.
State Control for .Clemson.
On Friday the house passed a reso
lution, already adopted by the s:enate,
to the effect that the attorney general
17e requested to look into 'the titles
and other hereditaments of Clemson
college and to report at the next ses
sion the feasibility of taking over the
whole institution for the State.
At presenA s-ev*n of the trustees are
representatives of the estate of the
late Thos. G. Clemson and six repre
sent the State of South Carolina.
Another Building for Winthrop.
The house passed by a majority
of 20 votes the bill to provide for an
arts and science building at Winthrop
colege. The bill has already passed
the senate and needs but onre more
reading' in the house to become an act
The bill carries an appropriation
of $20,000 for this year and pledges
$20,000 for 1913.
To Abolish an Office.
There is a campaign in progress in
the house to abolish the office of State
geologist and the incumbent, Earle
Sloan, of Oharleston, is in Columbia tc
resist the movement. He argued
against it before the committee or
offices and officers, but a ma.jority o1
that body s.u'bmitted a favorable re
port on the bill, introduced througi
the ways and means committees tc
repeal the act which created the posi
tion, and to dispose of geological spe
cimens collected. There was a minor
ity unfavorable report.
The State,geologist receives $1,90(
a year salry, and has a contingen1
fund for traveling and other expenses
Free Ferry ut Holly's Ferry.
Mr. Forrest's bill to require count:
supevisors of Newberry and Saludi
counties to establish and maintain
free ferry across the Saluda river a
Holly's ferry has passed both houses
INOTARIES BILL NOW LAW.
easure Signed by Governor Blease
I Provisions of Same.
Columbia;' Feb. 10.-Governor Bleas,
tonight signed the notaries public act
The act provides that the terms of no
taries shall be at the pleasure of t
governor; that the fee shall be $1
'instead of $3.25, as heretofore for;
commission; that two members of;
legislative delegation shall recommen<
<for notaries; that a notary shall recor,
his commission with the clerk c
court. This, in brief, was the bill rec
omrended by the free conferenc
The members of ts . ,* Aral assen
bly have hecn besie'geJ t:h request
front their constituencies to obtai
comi.ssions. The offie. of thle seer(
tar of stato has be:en busy issuin
commissions. Today was the dlat
named in Governor Blease's messas
for the notariPs to go .out of offic
More than 7,000 went out. but man
were recommiissioned within the la~
.1>i0)1NTED) FISH ('O1MMISSIOINEl
- L. (. A. Roessl1er Receives Honoer
-Hanids ofi Blease.-V harleston
I Wholesale Mferchiant.
News and Courier.
Mr. L. C. A. Ro.?ssler, of this cit
- has received from Governor Cole.
moles his c-nm :aC na fisht commfi
to fill the vacancy caused by the re
cent resignation of L. M. Gasque. Mr.
Gasque resigned, it is repor,ted, be
cause CoNernor Ble3se included his
ini ni the message written 'o tAe
senate investigaUting committee, in
which the name of State oficia;1s hold
ing two or more offices in violation of
the constitution were given. Whether
this is the reason for his resignation
or not, Mr. Gasque did hold two posi
tions at the time, having been a fish
oommissioner and a member of the
When interviewed yesterday, Mr.
Roessler stated that the appointment
came most unexpectedly, and that he
had never held a position of this kind
before. He said to a reporter for the
News and Courier:
"Ever since I received my commis
sion I have been exerting rhyself to
get a line on what my new duties and
obligations are. I can tell a crab from
an oyster, and I believe I know white
fish when I taste them. But that is
about the extent of my knowledge in
piscatory fields. All I know about
the positj4n is that there are three
commissioners in the State, and that
these holld meetings to settle all fish
ing disputes and to supervise the fish
ing situation in general. Beyond this
I have as yet learned nothing. I'm on
a hunt for informatioh, however, and
soon expect to be one of the, best in
formed fish commissioners in the
Mr. Roessler is well known in this
city. He is a wholesale fruit and
produce merchant. He was a member
of the city council for eight yeans and
served one term as a member of the
South Carolina house of representa
REALLY A COLONEL.
Well-Known Charlestonian Was Ad.
vanced in Grade by- Confererate
News and Courier.
Since the close of the War Between
the States Henry E. Young, Esq., one
of the best known lawyers of this city,
has been known to his friends and to
the public as Major Young, the title
under -which he served with distine
tion as a member of Gen. Robert E.
Lee's staft 'That 'he has really been
entitled to be known as a colonel has
just become known. It appears that
just before the close of the war all
the members of Gen. Lee's staff were
advanced one grade, by which the
Charlestonian was promoted to a
lieutenant colonelcy. 'Ihe commnis
sions were not issued, owing to the
hurry and confusion at the close, but
the lgrade was confirmed by act of the
Confereda-te congress and some of the
members .of Vte staff drew their pay
at the advance. Col. Young did not,
howev.er, and in some way he was not
apprised of the promotion he had&re
ceived, the fact having only recently
been 'brought to 'his attention by a
comrade who served with him under
Now is thle time to subscribe to The
Herald and ,News.
BAKRUPT'S PET1TION FORBIS
tIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
-. .UNITED STATES, FOR THE DIS
TRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
In the matter of G. M. Boyd Epting,
To the HonorabTe Win. H. Brawley,
Judge of the District Court of the
United States for the District of South
.G. M. Boy.d Epting, of Newberry, in
the County of Newberry, and State of
. South Carolina, in said District, re
spetfully represents that on the 24th
Sday of May last past, he was duly
!adjudged Bankrupt under the 'acts of
Congress relating to Bankruptcy;
-that he has duly s't"rendered all his
property and' rights of property, and
;,jhas fully complied with all the re
.quireents of said acts and of the
orders of the Court touching his Bank
IWherefore he prays that he may be
fdecreed by the Court to have a f1rl:
- discharge from 'all debts provablE
C against his estate under said Bank
rupt Acts, except such debts as art
- excepted by law from suc'h discharge
s Dated this 4th day of February, A
- G. M. Boyd Epting,
g . . Bankrupt.
ORDER OF NWJTICE THEREON.
Ditrict of South Carolina-,SS.
On this 6th day of February, A. I]
t1911, on reading the foregoing peti
tion, it is
L Ordered' by the Court, that a hear
ing be had upon the same on the 21s
it day of February, A. D. 1911, befor
said Court, at Charleston, in said Dis
trict, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon
and that notice thereof be publishei
in the Newberry Herald and News,
ynewspaper printed in said Districi
L and that all known creditors and oth
- r persons, in interest may appear a
, . ' -. 1-,
cause, if any they have, why the pray
er of the siad petitioner should not bE
And it is further ordered by the
Court, that the Clerk shall send by
mail to all known creditors copies ol
said petition and this order, addressed
to them at their places of residencE
Witness the Honorable Wm. H. Braw
ley, Judge of the said Court,
and the seal thereof, at Char
(Seal) leston in said District, on thE
6th day of February, A. D.
Richard W. Watson,
NOTICE OF SALE.
By virtue of the authority vested
in me by The National Bank, 'of New
berry, S. C., under the note and mort
gage given to The National Bank, oJ
Newberry, S. C., by John P. Long
dated March 10th, 1910, being due Oc
tober 1st, 1910, the conditions oJ
which have been broken, I will sel
at public auction to the highest bid
der at Silverstreet, in Newberry Coun
ty, S. C., on Thursday, February 23rd
1911, at 10 o'clock A. M., the follow
ing described property, to wit:
All the stock of gieneral merchan.
dise and store fixtures in the stor(
house now occu,pied by John P. Lonj
at Silverstreet, S. C.
Also all mortgages and account
due the said John P. Long in said bus
,Also one black mare mule, onle ba
mare mule, one gray mare mule, anc
one black horse mule.
An inventory of said stock of good.
and fixtures being taken February 6t1
and 7th, 1911, amounts to $4349.30
the aicl- t due on rwrtgages and ac
counts geing about $3500.
The -orocees of said sale to be ap
plied to the -a,yment of said note an(
mo-+ro sttorpov's fees and expeng'
of the foreclosure of said mortgage.
Terms of sale: Cash.
Cannon G. Blease,
Agent f,r the National Bank of
, Newberry, S. C., Mortgagee.
February 8, 1911.
ADMINISTRATOD'S SALE OF PER
By 'virtue of an order of the Probata
Court for Newberry Oounty, Souti
Carolina, dated the seventh day o
February, :1911, we will sell at publi<
outcry on Fride.y, the 24th day o
February, 1911, b'ginning at 11 o'cloc]
a. in., at the late residence of Jess
Z. Salter, deceased, in ,the Town o
Helena, County of Newberry, State c
South Carolina, all the household an<
kitchen furniture, including an or
gan, belonging to the estate of th
said Jesse Z. Salter, deceased.
By virtne of said order we will sel
in the Town of Newberry, S. .C., o:
Satu;day, the 25th day of Februar3
1911, beginning at 11 o'clock a. m
al of the stock of goods, wares an
merchandise belonging to the estat
of said Jose Z. Salter, deceased, con
sisting of crockery, glass ware, Chimn
Japanese war'e, cut glass, lampe
clocks, perfumes, and other toile
goods, Victor and Edison taliking m~
chined and records, and other musics
instruments, show casies, pictur
frames, trunks, gents -furnishin
goods, notions, hardware, umbrella!
and a large amount of other merchar
dise such as is usually kept in a ve
riety store, all goods in a first clas
By virtue of said order we will1 se
at the photographic studio of the 1at
Jesse Z. Salter, deceased, in the Tow
of Newberry, S. C., on Saturday, tb
ithe day or March, 1911, beginniin
at 11 o'clock a. in., the photographi
out-fits belonging to the estate of th
said Jesse Z. Salter, deceased, consis1
ing of cameras, lenses, photograp%h
material of all kinds, photo and poi
trait display, in fact a complete outf
for a first class studio. This studd
Iand all pertaining to it will be sol
as a whole. The terms of all thee
sales will be cash.
As Administrators of the persona
estate of Jesse Z. Salter, decease
February 10 and 17.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Proba
WHEREAS, J. L. Grahamhath ma
suit to me to grant him letters of a
ministration of the estate of and e
fccts of John A. Graham,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to ci
and admonish all and singular ti
kindred and creditors of the sa
.John A. Graham, deceased, that th<
be and appear before me, in the Cou
-of Probate, to be held at Newberry,
tC., on Wednesday, the 22nd day
Febrary next, after publicati<
-thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenco
*to s oW cause, if any they have, wi
Ithe said administration should not 1
GIVEN under my hand, this 6th di
-~of Febrtiary, Anno Domini, 1911.
t FRANK M. SCH-UMPERT.
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