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RECEDE FRO1I BUSINESS
TILL WEDNESDAT NIGHT
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house and senate reassemble that the
Osbbrne resolution will be continued
In force. This is that no calendar
saatters be undertaken, except per
haps the one or two third reading
bills that may have to be finished up.
The important question will be to
adjudicate the differences on the ou
standing bills, chiefly the appropria
tion act, and wait on the engrossing
of the supply and other important
bills, including the commission form
of government measure.
Work for Free .Conference.
There is much for the committee of
free conference to do. The lev'y in
the bill was fixed at five and three
quarter mills, and this will suffice for
all the items in the bill as passed by
both the house and senate. But the
rub. is not over the bill as it passed
either branch, for the bills aggregate
about the same and the differences can
VQ.settled easily by sensible business
;en by the give and take method of
eompromise and leave the amounts
ppropriated to the several depart
ments, the.same. The stumbling blocks
are two: First, $132,000 for the ware
bouse commission, and $200,000, or
50,000 for the State Hospital for the
Must Raise Asylum 1oney.
The senate has not passed the joint
resolution providing for a submission
of the question of a quarter of a mil
lion-dollar bond issue for the comple
tion of the Hospital for the Insane at
its new plant. The money that has
been used to pay for the property, and
that is now being used for the build
ings, is being borrowed from the sink
ing fund, and in 1913 all the funds
in the h:ds ..f ih a sinkiig fund v:re
to be called in and used for the re
demption of the Brown consol bonds,
under the contract with the bondhold
It wil], therefore. te necessary
either to issue the bonds, provide for
the money by direct appropriation, or
borrow the money i. some way. This
is a seric-us prob:m that faces the
Cotton Warehouse Situation.
The next serious question is that
the cotton warehouse bill provides for
$132,000 this year $125,000 for the'
irst year for the building or pur
ehasing fund; $5,000 for expenses and
$2,100 for the chairman. This item
will mean an increase in the levy of
half a mill. It has come forth that
the item has not the concurrence of
lihe conferees and what will happenj
fs not known. The free conference
.ommittee will meet Wednesday af
ternoon and the blessed featur~e is that
it will not be rushed in its work nor
-will the assembly have to be to get
May Last Several Days.
When the recess was takena it was
'tought that the session next week
would be for a day or two, but this
was with the idea that the appropria
tion bill would be enrolled and rati
led, but this -was not done for a va
riety of reasons, one of which -was the
disinclination to have an all-night1
session and, at best, unnecessarily!
* rush things, with pretty much every
one wanting to go home. The imapres
sion now is that the session will con
tinue until Friday eviening or Satur
day morning, and in the meanwhile
the senate will have determined what
it -will do with the May recess prop
Full Blease Ticket?
There has been a good deal of poli
tical talk about the State house re
c,ently, and the impression now pre
vails that the friends of Governor
Blease wili name a full State ticket,
from the head down, including State
officials and members of the general
assembly from each county, and that
the same will be done, in opposition,
by the friends of Chief Justice Jones.
This may be changed as time wears
along and as the situation develops,
but such is the trend of the talk now.
Independent Campaigns i
There is also some talk about doing
away with the horrible county to
county campaign system and letting
each candidate, or set of candidates,
conduct their own campaign. In this
way Governor BIe-ase's friends wiln
arrange for a meeting for him in one
county while the friends of Mr. Jones
will have arranged a meeting for him
in another part of the State. The is
sues can and will be fully discussed
in this way and the useless bickering
and contention will be minimized. In
Georgia and many other of the States
where the primary system prevails
each candidate conducts his campaign
in his own way and at his own pleas
ure and gets his views before the peo
ple and has .the opportunity of meet
ing the people "face to face"-that
much overworked saying.
The "woods are full" of would-be
delegates to the Democratic conven
tion, that is to be held in Baltimore.
HIGHWAY BILL KILLED.
Lower Branch Opposed to State Roat
Supervisor.-Was Ruch Discus
The Crosson bill creating a Stati
highway commission was tabled by
vote of 62 to 36 in the house Thurs
day morning after a long debate. Th
measure, which was introduced las
year, passed the senate during the
present session. It providing for lay
ing a tax on automobiles to pay aY
expert to supervise road constructioi
in this State.
Wednesday night the house seeme<
disposed to pass the measure, bu
Thursday morning determined oppo
sition developed and the bill was kill
Mr. Wyche said he was in favoi
of the passage of the bill, because il
provided for au expert to supervisc
road building all over the State anc
teach bett.3.r methods of highway con
GOVERNOB SIGNS RACING BILL.
Law Goes Into Effect In Summer.-In.
junction is Eliminated.
The governor signed the anti-racing
bill Friday, following its ratificatior
by the general assembly Thursday
night. The measure was passed bi
the legislature after being amen'dec
so as to eliminate the injunction fea
ture, and is designed to put an enc
to betting on horse racing in Soutl
Carolina. The provisions of tLe bil
become effective on July 1.
The governor wrote the following
note und-er his signature: "If my sen
ate amendment as to the 'Charlestor
Jockey club' had been sustained thi;
act would not be necessary."'
The title of the bill is: "To preven
betting, pool-selling, bookmaking, bet:
or wagers and to provide punishmen
for such offenses and to declare sam
or any of them a common nuisance.'
The anti-racing measure was intro
duced in the house by Mr. Osborne o
Spartanburg and Mr. Eckermann o
Vetoes Medical Inspection Act.
Columbia, Feb. 17.-Governoi
Blease tonight sent in a veto messagi
on the bill looking to the medical in
spection of school children. Mr. Gas
que moved that the message be print
ed in the Journal and that the bill
and the message be referred to thE
committee on medical affairs. The
motion overwhelmingly prevailed
This avoided any vote on the questior
of sustaining Or overriding the gov
Governor Blease, in his veto mes
sage, says the board of school trus
tees referred to is vague and indefi
nite. Then Governor Blease continues
by quoting from the bill: "Every
school physician shall make a promp1
examination and diagnosis of al]
school children, students, teachers
The Governor's Views.
"Now, gentlemen, this, in my opin
ion, is taking from the parents of th4
children the right to attend to th4
physical condition of their own chil
dren. ~I have no children, but if]
had a girl and she had some deformit:
Or she had some disease, by inheri
tance, which she could not by associa
tion com.municate to any other chil
dren, and which could .not injure an:
other child by her being its schoo
mate, I would consider it a most out
rageous intrusion upon my family af
fairs to have any physician to examin
that child and expose its deformity o
its condition to the world. Ah, gen
temen, more than that; I would no
permit it unless I was paralyzed an<
unable to use my physical power:
which God Almighty has given me
and I can not see why you want t<
place such an imposition upon the lit
te children of this State."
SENATE UPHOLDS DELEGATIONS
Refuses to Confirm Appointee; oi Goi
ernor.-Was in Exec'utive Ses
The controversy uetween the gov
ernor and several county delegation:
with reference to the appointment o
magistrates was officially brought t
Ian end in the senate Friday, durim,
an executive session, when that bod:
refused to confirm the appoinfees o
the governor. The greatest numbe:
of cases decided were from Spartan
burg county. The matter was pre
sented to the senate by Senator Car
'lisle on behalf of the Spartanburg del
egation. The conantion of the dele
gation was uphel .. This means tha
the hold-over. jngsta;tes.will remai
in office, the senate having refused.t
,.cogiz the magitrates named b:
the governor without regard for the
recommendation of the county delega
tion. The senate also refused to con
firm the appointees of the governor
in Beaufort and Anderson counties.
The senate refused to confirm the
following magistrate appointments in
Spartanburg. county: T. 0. Fowler,
Reidville; J. M. Bowden, Spartan
burg; S. S. Tyner, acolet; W. R.
k Turner, Cowpens and Clifton. All
other magistrates recommended by
the senate in Spartanburg county
t were affirmed.
The action of the senate means that
W. C. Harrison, Reidville; A. H. Kir
by, Spartanburg; D. T. Gossett, Paco
let, and E. Potter of Cowpens and
Clifton Will hold over. The salary
question still remains unsettled and
t will very probably have to be decid
ed by the sppreme court.
To Elect Commissioner.
Columbia, Feb. 17.-The senate this
t afternoon passed and ordered for en
rolment, without amendments, the bill
to put the election of the commission
er of agriculture, c..nmerce and in
dustries in the hands of the people.
The proviso to allow the present in
cumbent to hold office until his suc
cessor qualifles, was left intact, not
withstanding the request of the gov
ernor that this be stricken out and
his promise not to veto the bill if this
be left out. Senator Appelt offered
L an amendment to 'trike out the pro
viso. He explained his position, stat
ing that he could assure the senate
that,if the provision were left out, the
governor would not veto the measure.
L NO LEGAL REASON FOR
1 CAPITAL PLANS CLAIM
Investigating Committee Reports on
- Todd Claim.-GoTernor Not Re
sponsible For it.
The house received Friday night the
report of the special committee ap
pointed to investigate the Todd claim
for $13,550 for preparing plans pro
posing to enlarge the State house. The
report of the committee declares that
A. W. Todd acted knowingly without
authority of law in drawing up the
plans for which he demands pay
ment and that his claim is not based
on legal grounds.
The report was ordered printed in
-the journal together with the steno
graphic copy of the volumnious t.esti
.mony upon which it is based.
.The report is signed by the mem
-bers of the investigating committee:
L. M. Gasque, chairman; R. H. Bel
ser, secretary; J. Rt. Conner; J. H.
Miller and J. W. Boyd.
The findings of the commitee, ap
pended to a review of the testimony
-and the authority under which the in
vestigation was conducted, are given
-"(1). That the members of the
committee on State house and grounds
who atte: ded an' of t a mieeting
conducted .the important matters with
which they were entrusted with an
absolute disregard of all methods of
business procedure and without any
effort 't keep any proper record of
their proceedings; and the lack of
.such records is a serious handicap
Ito any proper determination of the is
- Verbal Authority.
[~ "(2). That the chairman of the
committee on State house and grounds
proceeded in this matter without ob
taining any written authority from
the governor, and that whatever ver
bal authority he received was never
transmitted to the committee as a
- iwhole; and that, acting under this
- verbal authority from the governor,
! the chairman, with the sub-committee
appointed by him, carelessly exceed
- ed that authority in engaging an arF
t chitect to prepare and presnt plans
and specificatiorfs not contemplated
under the resolution from which he
, received his authority.
"(3). That Mr. Todd entered upon
- ithe preparation for the plans for the
enlarged State house,, and that the
major part of the plans and specifi
e cations were prepared by Mr. Todd
without any proper authority being
-given the committee to engage his
services for any purj >se, under the
concurrent resolution passed at the
last session of the legislature; and
- that the plans and specifications as
prepared and presented to the meet
f ing of the committee on Septemiber'
27th, 1911, were never cont.emplatelI
Sby the general assembly at the time
of the passage of the resolution or
f by the committee on State house and
grounds at the time of the appoint
- ment of the subcommittee.
- I"(4). That the only connection the~
- governor had with this matter, either
- before or after his letter of authority
t to the chairman on July 26, 1911, and
1 the alleged verba.l authority to Mr.
Bryan during the 1911 session of the
legilaue+ was at the meeting in his
(office on September 27, 1911, at which'*
meeting the gojern'or was pres;nt *
most of the time but took no material *
part in the conferenr e and discussions *
other than to state that Mr. Todd's *
plans were beautiful and if the legis
lature would pass ^ bill authcrizing
such improvements he w..Iid be ghd mi
to sign the bill, and to comment on da
what he considered to be an exorbi- br
tant expenditure av the committee in
appropriating $1,000 for Mr. Todd's
'educational campaign.' There is some
testimony showing that the subject
matter of the contract to be entered
into between the subcommittee and m
Mr. Todd was discussed at the meet- ne
ing, but the written contract entered
into between these parties was not
prepared or entered into in his office
or in his presence, and that the actual
preparing and signing of the contract ev
did not take place until some time'
after the meeting of the 27th of Sep- in
LAYMEN END MEETING.
South Carolinalans Re-elected Offi
cers of Lutheran Convention.
With the re-election of the former m
officers and the adoption of resolu- 8
tions committing the Lutheran church
of America as a force in the work of
evangelizing the world, the Laymen's
Missionary convention of that denomi
nation, which was in session at Salis
bury for three days, adjourned.
The keynote of the final sessions
was the need of men to carry the mes
sage of the Gospel to every centre of
I the earth. The solution of the finan
cial feature of the problem was em
bodied in a resolution by Dr. Geo. B.
Cromer, which carried unanimously,
levying an assessment of $2.50 per wi
capita on every member of the Luth1 in
eran church for missions. ev
The officers are: Geo. B. Cromer, of af
Newberry, S. C., chairman; W. P.
Houseal, of Coluribia, S. C., recording
secretay, and;Kenneth Bake. of Green
'wood, S. C., treasurer. u
Dr. O. B. Mayer was reelected a
rr.;mber of the executive committee.
In a delightful address, Mr. A. H.,1
Kohn, of Columbia, S. C., impressed
"Respons'ibility of Lutheran Church
,to the Unchurched Masses of Ameri- S
ca." This was an earnest appeal for
missionary activity at home. Rev. W.
C. Schaeffer, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., was
the next speaker, and he very force- tr
fully brought out the "Reflex Influ- 1o
ence of Missions." The church that le:
is heartily in accord with the mis- m'
sionary idea and filled with the mis- yo
sion spirit grows and prospers. th
POP HAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY B
gives instant relief and an absolute cure1 by~
Iin alcases of Asthma, Bronchitis, and Ine
Hay Fever. Sold by* druggists ; mail on kia
receipt of price $x.oo.
Trial Package by mail 10 cents. m4
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. Prop.., Cleveland, Ohio c
NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT AND
KEETING OF CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that Mrs' N i
Emma V. Hair, on February 14th, N
1912, made an assignment to me forN
the benefit of her crdtor\e. There
will 'be a meeting of the cr editors of l
the said party in my office on Friday,
February 23rd, 1912. at 11 o'clock a.
mn., for the purpo,se of electing an t
agent for creditors and transacting a
any other business that may properl3 br
Icome before said meeting.
J. B. Hunter, ce
As As.wng~ee of Mrs. Erama V. Hair. NI
SA LE UN'DER CHATTEL MORTGAGE a
By virtue of the power given in a
chattel mortgage, executed by W. V.
Bledsoe to J. B. Bledsoe, H. 0. Long
and B. M. Havird, dated the 27th day
of February, 1911, and recorded on
,the 28th day of February, 1911, in the
office of the Clerk of Court of New- o
berry County, South Carolina, the e
conditions of which said mortgage
have been broken, the undersigned, as
agent for the mortgagees, will sell a
at the store of W. V. Bledsoe, at Sil- di
verstreet, Newberry County, SouthL
Carolina, on Friday the 1st day of
March, 1912, at 10 o'clock, in the fore-b
noon, all the stock of goods, wares, te
and merchandise of the said W. V' th
Bledsoe contained in the said store th
house, consisting of dry goods, shoes, ti<
clothing, hardware, crockery ware,
etc., the invoice price of said stock dE
of goods amounting to $1,395.19, and
Ithe inventory thereof can be seen by
calling on the undersigned, at his of
fice, at Newb>erry, S. C.
Also the fixtures belonging to the
said W. V. Bledsoe, contained in said h<
store, consisting of show cases, oil of
tank, scales, iron safe, etc. tb
Terms of sale, cash. at
Cannon G. Blease, el
Agent of Mortgagees. s
Dated, .February, 15, 1912, .Newb.er
ry, South Carolina.
2-16.t+ 16&R 27Z.
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LODGE DIRECTORY. *
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Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
sets every first and third Wednes
y evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting 3
ethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
T. Burton, Clerk. I
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W., pa
ets every second and fourth Wed- th
sday night in Klettner's Hall, at 8
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. 1t.
Amity Lodge. No. 87, A. F. M., meets 20
e:ry first Monday night at 8 o'clock
masonic Hall. Visiting brethren
rdially invited. 2
Geo. S. Mower.
J. W. Earhardt, W. M. in
Signet Chapter, No. 18, B. A. I. $1
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
sets every second Monday night at
,'clock in Masonic Hall. lo,
Fred. H. Dominick, re
Harry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. B. I. Cr
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. R. M., mi
sets every Thursday night at 8 al
:lock at Klettner's Hall. C.
0. Klettner, C. R.
J. E. Franklin, Sachem.
Lakota Tribe, No. 79, I. 0. R. M.,
11 meet at Jalapa Wednesday even- -"
,, January 17, at 7.30 p. m., and
ery second Wednesday night there- is
.er. Wim. C. Sligh, te
J. Wm. Folk, Sachem. ch
Chief of Records. cb
teechee Council, No. 1, D. of P., bt
L 0. R. M. re
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P., Wl
bets every other Tuesday night at 8
DON'T DELAY. ha
me Newberry People Have Learned PE
That Neglect Is Dangerous. ...
The slightest symptom of kidney'
>ble is far too serious to be over
>ked. It's the small, neglected trou
Sthat lead to serious kidney ail- at
mts. That pain in the "small" of to
u.r back; that urinary irregularity; ,pe
se headaches and dizzy spells; that
ak, weary, worn-out feeling, may be
ture's warning of dropsy, or fatal
ight's disease. Why risk your life Ja
ncglect;ng these symptoms? Reach
ys at once with a tried and proven
ney reLnedy. No need to experi
mt-Doan's Kidney Pills have been
ring kidney trouble for over 75
ars. Doan's Kidniey Pills are used
d recommended t.hroughout the elvi Ja
ed world. Endorsed at boine. Reed
werry testimony. ar
John W. Reagin, 2015 Elea'ior street,
werry, S. C., says: "I can strong
recommend Doan's Kidney Pills and
3.dvise their use in all cases of kid
y trouble. My back was weak and
ere were pains through my .loins
td kidneys. Doan's Kidney Pills af
ought me entire relief." ce
For saJe by all dealers. Price 50 fi
nts. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, th
>w York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan's--anid ga
te nIo other. co
ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY- to
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,,
obate Judge. jn
WHEREAS, George D. F. Lyles hath
3de suit to me to grant him letters
administration of the estate of and1
~ects of Carrie Lyles,I
TSE ARE THEREFORE to cite I
d admonish all and singular the kin- 1a
ed and creditors of the said Carrie Ifr
les, deceased, that they be and ap
ar before me, in the Court of Pro- bE
.te, to be held at Newberry, S. C.,
tthe 15th day of February, next at
r publication thereof, at 11 o'clock in
e forenoon, to show cause, ifan
ey have, why the said administra-If
m should not be granted.
GIVEN under my hand, this 2thlt
y of January, Anno Dominii, 1912. m
Frank ML. Schumpert,
J. P. N.C. ct
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING. er
The annual meeting of the stock- pl
lders of the People's National Bank, tb
Prosperity, S. C., will be held at mn
e bank on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1912, bI
1 o'clock p. mn., at which time the p
ction of directors will be held, and
,ch other business transacted as
ay come befQre the .meeting. tr
R. Tr. PUGH,
[LANTIC COAST LINE R. R. CO.,
Passenger Traffic Department.
LRDI GRAS, New Orleans, La., Me.
bile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla.
On account of the above occasian
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad coin
ny offers special reduced rates to
a respective points:
Selling Dates: .February 13 to 19,
"lusive, for trains arriving destia
"n not later than midnight, February
Limited: Reach original st4rftng
int not later than midnight March
unless limit extended to March 18,
,lusive, by personal deposit tichet
th Joseph Richardson, special agent,
destination, and payment fee of
Stop-Oveis: Stop-overs will be ail
red at regular stop-over points es
For rates, sehedules, reservatis,.
., see local agent, or address W..
aig, Passenger Traffic Manager, WlT
ngton, N. C., or T. C. White, genar
Passenger Agent, Wilmington, N.
A Fierce Night Alarm.
the h&oarse, startling cough of:
ild, suddenly attacked by croup.
1 it aroused Lewis Chamblin, Qf Man
ester, 0., (R. F. D. 2) for thei four
ildren, were greatly subject to croup.
ometimes In severe attacks," he
rote, "we were afraid they would die,
.t since we proved what a certain
medy Dr. King's New Discovery is,
a have no fear. We rely on it for
oup and for coughs, colds or any
roat or lung trouble." So do thou
nds of others. So may you. Asthma,.
y fever, la grippe, whooping cough,
morriages fly betore it. 50c. and
.00. Trial bottle free. Sold by W. E.
ilham & Son.
SESSMENT OF PERSONAL PROP-.
EETY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1012.
I, or an authorized agent, will be
the following places named below
r' the purpose of taking returns of
rsonal property for fiscal year 1912:
N'ewberry, January 1 to 9, Inclusive.
Kinard, Wednesday, January 10.
Whitmire, Thursday and Friday,
nuary 11 and.12.
Jolly Street, Monday, January 15.
Pomaria, Tuesday, January 16.
Walton, Wednesday, Januiary 17.
Glymphville, Thursday, January 1't.
Maybinton; Friday, January 19.
Prosperity, Monday and Tuacday,
nuary 22 ad 23.
Little Mountain, Wednesday, J'arnu
O'Neall, Thursday, January 25.
St. Lukes, Friday, January 26.
Longshores, Monday, January 29.
Silverstreet, Tuesday, January 30.
Chappells, Wednesday, January 31.
And at Newberry until February 20,
ter which date a penalty of 50 per
nt. will be added against all persons,
ms or corporations failing to mabe
The law requires a tax to be charg
on all moneys, notes and inort
ges, also an income tax on gross in
mes in excess of $2,500.
There shall be a capitation tax of
ty cents on all dogs, the proceeds
be expended for school purposes.
>gs not returned for taxation shall
~t be considered as property In any
the courts of this State.
Al! male persons between the ages
21 and 60 years are liable to pay
11 tax, except Confederate soldiers,
those persons incapable of earning
support fromn being maimed or
:>m any other cause.4
Nothing but personal property Is to
assessed this year, but all persons
1o have bought or sold any real em
te since last return are required to
ite such transfers on their returns
All property must be assessed "at
true value," which Is construed to
ean "the sum of money for which
.ch property, under ordinary cir
imstances, would sell for cash."
Please do not ask that your prop
ty be taken from the auditor's du
icate the same as last return,,for
e law requires that all property
ust be listed on regular tax return
asnks and signed and sworn to by
~rson listing same.
Newberry, S. C.
Name of township and school dis- A
!ct must be given on every return.
EUG. S. WERTS,
Audito Newberry Count~