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YOLOre LI., >"UMBEK B. XEWBERKY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, JAM ARV 21, 1918. _ TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 4. TEiB.
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FIRST WEEK OF THE
. ROTH HOUSES RECESSED FRIDAY '
I UNTIL THIS WEEK.
A Keriew of tiie Work of tlie Past
>Veek?Inauguration is to Take
Place on Tuesday.
Special to The Herald and News.
fVkinmhifl. Jan. 20.?Twelve o'clock
tomorrow will mark one week since j
the general assembly of 1913 convened.
On Friday the house adjourned until
11 o'clock tomorrow, and the senate
until 8 o'clock tonight, so that at the
end of the first actual week the senate
will have held five sessions and 1
the 'house four. It takes a few days
for a new legislature to get its bearings
and to get down to steady work. ,
During the past week, however, the
various committees have been getting
organized, a largo number of bills
liave been introduced, and the probability
seems to be that there will be a
good deal of real hard work this week.
- ' "Seven messages have been sent in ,
A from Governor Blease. Unless sonie"
z thing calling for special messages de1
Ll- +v>q oTAi'or-1
velops, it is proDauie 11ICXI ,
nor has already sent in about all the
communications he will have for the ,
present session, except, of course, his1
reasons for pardons, paroles and commutations,
and his appointments, both
of which go to the senate.
Message No. 1 was the annual mes- ,
sage; Message No. 2 transmitted the
governor's Chester speech in reply to
the Augusta s-ession of the dispensary
winding-up ^oa^j(ttee; Message No. 3
transmitted tft&>-governor's address
before the CogJ^Jence of Governors in
.Richmond; Message-No. .4. was the
message on newspapers. Senator Till-1
man and W. E. Gonzales, and urging
restrictions upon newspapers; No. 5
transmitted the report of the 1911
winding-up commission; No. 6 transmitted
the resignation of Mr. Julius H.
Walker as a member of the board of
trustees of the South Carolina university,
and No. 7 called attention to
mistakes in the Acts of 1912.
The "Tillman-Gonzales" Message.
The Tillman-Gonzales message, as
it has come to be called, created considerable
sensation during its reading
in the two houses and since. In the
senate it was ordered printed in the
journal, with leave to Senator Ti'iman
to have his reply, if he desired to reply,
incorporated in the journal. In
the house, somewhat by agreement between
Mr. Rembert and Mr. Stevenson,
it was referred to the judiciary com?i
mittee along witn :\ir. rteniueiLs um
regulating the publication of certain
.articles in newspapers, the matter of
printing it in the journal to be acted
upon by the house later when the |
committee reports. Washington dispatches
say that Senator Tillman has
^ prepared a reply to be submitted to
^ the general assembly.
Bill on Newspapers.
Mr. Rembert's bill on newspapers
requires a newspaper or other periodit
1 ^ nAnoAw f A
Cell pUDllSDing ittlitClvS Uil a. jjciouu \.v
.publish the reply or explanation,
without charge and to give the reply
the same prominence as the original
article and provides for a fine of not
less than $500 and imprisonment for
not lesj' than thirty days for a violation
of its provisions.
It is not impossible that one of the
fights of the session may be precipitated
by this bill, which Mr. Rembert
ha*? introduced in the house.
The "Primary Bill."
A bill in regard to the primary law j
lias been introduced in both branches
?in the senate by Mr. B. E. Nicholson,
of Edgefield, and in the house by
JVIr. W. H. Nicholson, of Greenwood.
The bill would require that a new enrolment
be provided for by the clubs
six months before any primary. In
order to enrol one must take an oath
that he has been a resident of the State
two yeans, of the county one year, and
that he has not enrolled in any other
club. Club rolls must be certified to
tho r?f thirtV I
ClllU iilCU ? Itu IUV VAVi IX Vi. WV V *
*~v days before the first primary.
^ To Abolish Hosiery Mill.
Mr. C- C. Wyche, of Spartanburg, has
introduced in the house a bill to abolish
the hosiery mill, and a bill to
similar eft'ect lias been intro-duced in
h+> senate by Mr. J. Moore Mars, of
Senator Jno. L. McLaurin has introduced
a oill to reduce the legal rate
of interest to six per cent.
Mr. Remb-ert has introduced a bill
to tax water powers in the State, and
will make a determined fight for its
For State "Warehouse System.
Th-e Farmers' union, in session in
Columbia the past week, has been
working on a bill to be introduced providing
for a State warehouse system.
The last legislature pa&s-ed a bill along
this line which was declared unconstitutional
by the supreme court, and
it is desired to secure a bill which will
meet these constitutional objections.
A measure reducing the passenger
rate to two cents per mile has been
Election of Judges.
The election of judges and of penitentiary
officials has been fixed for
A joint committee has been appointed
to wait upon the Governor-elect and
the Lieutenant Governor-elect to make
arrangements for the inauguration.
The time for the inauguration is now
'fixed by law, and the inauguration will
take place in the hall of the house of
representatives' on Tuesday, January
>'o Visitors on Floor of House.
Jtsy resolution in?e nuuse ui icpicsentatives
has barred visitors from
the floor of the house. Visitors, however,
will be made welcome and aomfortable
in the galleries and additional
chairs have been ordered purchased
fop the galleries.
Yislted Penitentiary?Bequest a Pardon.
Some six or ei|#j.t members of the
house of representatives visited the
State penitentiaries Saturday, and
Ithey returned to. tjxe ^apitol with a
petition signed by each one of the party
for the pardon of a woman cc .fined in
Newberry Members' Assignment
The Newberry meraoers or ine nouse
have the following committee assignments:
Mr. Wyche is chairman of the committee
on education, and member
medical affairs, judiciary and Hospital
Mr. Kibler?Ways and means.
Senator Johnstone i& chairman of
the committee on Local Legislation,
and member of Agriculture, Education,
Finance, Police Regulations, Public
Buildings, Roads, Bridges and Ferries.
Dr. Geo. W. Dick, of Sumter, is
chairman of the imoprtant house committee
on Ways and Means, Mr. A.
Vander Horst, of Charleston is chairman.
of the Judiciary Committee, and
Mr. J. W. Ashley, of Anderson, is chairman
of the Committee on Agriculture.
In* the senate the chairmen of the
important committees are: P. L. Hardin.
of Chester of finance; H. B. Car
lisle, of Spartanburg, of judiciary; Geo.
W. Sullivan, of Anderson, of agriculture;
Louis Appelt, of Clarendon, of
railroads; Huger Sinkler, of Charleston,
of education; J. T. Strait, of Lancaster,
Passenerer Rate, Hosiery Mill, Etc.
The general opinion seems to be
that this legislature is going to reduce
the passenger rate to two cents, and
that, if the facts are properly present
ed, and the right kind of fight is made,
the hosiery mill at the State penitentiary
will be abolished. Both these
measures are in line with the recommendations
of Governor Blease's annual
message. There is also a strong
feeling that the legislature is going to
levy the one-mill tax for the free common
schools so strongly urged by the
governor. Measures along other lines
recommended by the governor are also
taking definite shape.
To Yisit Winthrop.
The legislature has accepted an invitation
to visit Winthrop college on
He Kept a Copy.
" ' ' ? * OM ? 1? * ??? rv i- s\
"Do you reany love me: sue \\:ulc.
"Referring to my last letter," he
promptly replied, "you will find that
I love you devotedly on page one,
madly on page three, and passionately
on pages four and five."?Washington
Better a tramp in the woods than
one in the kitchen.
THE SEWS OF PROSPERITY.
The Literary Sorosis to Discuss Shake
speare Deacons Installed?Missionary
Prosperity, Jan. 20.?Prof. J. ?
Wheeler and daughters, Misses Nan
nie and Pearl, spent Saturday at Sum
Mrs Top R. Hartman has as he
guest., Mrs. Francis Boggs of Trindoc
Mr. A. H. Hawkins, of Columbh
was a business visitor here Thursday.
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins will spen
this week at the Wheeland school.
Mr. A. H. Hawkins spent Friday i
Mrs. J. D. Lorick has gone to th
Columbia hospital for treatment.
Mrs: .T. M. Cook left Friday for Mont
gomery, Ala., after spending a mont
with her mother, Mrs. Alice Wither
Mr. W. J. Wise spent Sunday in New
-?t_ t t-i r\f fl?)
JVir. .J. rj. ov;uuuip^i v,
is visiting his aunt, Mrs. W. A. Mose
President Robertson, of Due Wes
Female college, delivered a very ir
teresting sermon at the A. R. P. churc
Sunday morning, and one at the Mett
odist church Sunday evening.
Miss Esther Moore, of Excelsior, ha
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Elvir
Mr. C. R. Davis has returned t
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Erskine college, alter a visit iu
brother, Rev. 0. S. Davis.
Mr. G. D. Brown and Miss Minni
Boy'd Brown were shoppers in Coiun
Mr. J. P. Wise, of Ridgeland, hs
been home for a few days.
Mr. Carl Fellers has returned froi
Albany, Ga., where he has been ei
gaged in the cotton business for tt
past season. ~ I
The Literary Sorosis will meet Fr
day afternoon with Mrs. M. C. Morri
at which time the following program
will be rendered:
Full oft 'tis seen,
Our mean secures us,
And all mere defects
Prove our commodities.
King Lear, Acts' 1 to 3?Mrs. Morri
Acts 4 and 5?Mrs. Browne.
Current Events?Miss Bobb.
At the congregational meeting Sui
, day of Grace church, the followin
elders ana aeacous wcic
Messrs. J. L. Wise, L. A. Black, G. 3
Able and J. D. Quattlebaum.
There will be a public missionar
meeting Sunday evening at Grac
Mr. D. C. Copeland, of Clinton, w?
a business visitor here last week.
Mrs. H. T. Patterson has as he
guest her brother, Mr. Joe Wieer, (
ORDER IN THE EYAXS CASE.
Htnrnov TTllSt SllOW CfltlJ
I Uiuiuuut awwimv.,
V?r il'e Shonld >ot be Disbarred.
Following the information furnisl
ed by Attorney General Lyon the su
preme court of South Carolina issue
the following order Tuesday:
"It is considered by the court th;
the public interests require investigi
Hon of the charges against Barnar
B. Evans, an attorney, presented o
information filed by J. Fraser Lyoi
aattorney general, on the 6th day (
i January, 1913.
"Therefore it is ordered: That Bai
nard B. Evans do show cause befoi
this court on the 3rd of Febuar;
1913, at 10 o'clock a. m. why he shoul
not be disbarred on account of th
matters alleged against him in the ir
formation, and that he file- a copy <
his return in the office of the clerk <
this court on or before January 2
"Ordered further: That the sheri
of Richland county do forthwith &en
a certified copy of the information an
of this order on Barnard B. Evans.
"Ordered further: That evident
and argument in support of the infoi
mation and return be heard on Fel
ruary 3, next' in open court."
The first electric plant in Arabi
has just been installed in the palac
| of the sultan of Oman, at Maskat.
TALKS ABOUT CANAL.
First Vessel probably Goes Through
Washington, Jan. 16.?Col. George
>. W. Goethals, chairman of the Isth
miam canal commission, told th-e house
nnnvAnriotiVnc tA/lo V
[- v-u.'inuicicc uu a^^ji lcit.iwho iuuuj
about the progress of the Panama Car
nal, over which he expects to send a
1, ship or two experimentally next autumn.
He and half a dozen bureau
if chiefs of the war department spent the
day at the capitol explaining the ofd
ficial estimates of $6,700,000 that the
government wants provided for in the
n coming sundry civil appropriation
! bill to cover fortifications, batteries,
e | camps and the like during the next
| fiscal year. It is estimated that ultii
niately the fortification expenses will
h j be $15,000,000.
- j The date set tor opening trie canai
I to commerce is Janaury 1, 1915. A host
-- of details must be worked out between
the time the canal is finished and its
opening drite. Pilots will be needed,
vessels will muke experimental trips
to test the working efficiency of the
it waterway, cross currents that may be
i- j encountered by .he ri.nning in of the
h I Pliaort.? rirnr i pr\v.f>n the lnckc of
l- Gat fin and Miia?o-ps. will be figured
on and many :hings must be adjusted
s in the preliminary p*j.r'od leading up
a to the actual ( n-'i ,'r.<; ct the canal.
I Col. Goetbals is to confer with
jo President-elect Ui)son at Trenton and
is will meet the vomi ittee again Mon*
:e ? m
- . ? _
ay pursuasion uiey: jarere vjci maiw>.
ts He, being a distinguished member oi
a band, had eznigragd^ to London,
3i bringing with him r^OjS belongings
l- including his wife.; '
ie ^Onenaorning Mrs. Shrossbosses came
Hntcm -#?** nrenared to ?et break
i- fast; but in the hall she fouDd hei
s, husband's violin in a badly broken
ai state with a damaged bridge.
"Hans," she called out, "your fiddle
vas broken! How vos you do mit it?'
Hans ^ad really very small conception
cf what had happened the night
before, but he turned over sleepilj
s- "Vot time did you come home?'
came again from below.
"Kartrina?Katrina" came the reply
1_ "home early indeed I vas. Dot dis?
aster to the violin was a real accident
i: real and sad. Kartrina, I stood on dei
bridge at midnight!"?London Telegraph.
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control over its distribution.
"JIM CROW* IN SUPREME C0UR1
Mississippi Court Reduced Damages
*r Ogainst Railway from $15,000 to
)f * $2,000 for Young Woman.
Washington, Jan. 14. Probably tli
most novel "Jim Crow" car case evei
before the supreme court of the Unitec
States reached it today when the Ala
,e bania & Vicksburg railroad companj
filed an appeal from the verdict ol
Miss Pearl Morris $15,000 for distress
! of mind and body caused by being
| required to occupy a berth in a Pul
j man car in which three negro mer
l" | occupied berths. The supreme courl
of Missisissippi reduced the damages
lt No case of this nature has ever beer
considered by the supreme court. The
^ eas?e is attracting particular atterjn
tion because of the Mississippi courts
L1.' have interpreted the "Jim Crow" law
of that State as applicable to interstate
commerce as well as to intrastate
r~ travel. They justify the law on the
'e j ground that the "Jim Crow" law was
v'' enacted to preserve order by separad
| ting the two races and disturbance
ie i is as likely to occur upon an inter1_
| state train passing through the State
^ ? 1/NAo 1 4- r? o i r>
I ciS lipuil <1 iuv;ai naiu.
)f i Another point upon which the case
may serve as a precedent in case oi
affirmance is that State "Jim Crow'
^ laws securing seperate accommodare
tions on passenger trains means thai
d separate Pullman cars must be furnished
as well as a separate passengei
In the case brought to the courl
today Miss Morris boarded the trair
and upon entering the Pullman she
observed the presence there of three
negro menl She at once demanded
ia separate accommodation which were
refused. She boarded the train al
i Vicksburs for New York.
TO MISTAKES IN ACTS
.at.'jsAbli; Oti bvMi.jLfc.NOK BLEAS1
1U liE^EKAL ASSEMBLY.
One am Item of Sixteen Hundred Dol
lars in Appropriation Bill?Others
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Jan. 20.?Following is th(
special message of Gov. Blease to th<
general assembly calling attention t(
"mistakes in the Acts of 1912":
Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
I respectfully beg leave to call t<
your attention the following mistake:
in the Acts of 1912, and ask that yoi
order the same corrected in you:
.Journals, and in the Acts of 1913:
It appears in the Acts of 1912 tha
Act No. 416, page 738, "was not re
turned to the house in which it origi
nated within three days." By refer
ence to your House Journal, pag<
! 1116, Message No. 46, you will see tha
11 returned this Act to your house witl
| my veto; that the said veto messagi
was referred to the ways and mean
committee, and that Act was after
wards taken up and passed over m;
You will find, in the Acts of 1912
that Act No. 425, page 751, " and wa
not returned by him to the house !i
which it originated within three days.
By reference to your House .Tourna]
1912, page 1276, you wiirtind Messag
. No. 50, wherein I vetoed tM6 an'
. ' /'. ' * j/Bt/B
gave my reasons therefor, and" y?i
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will find this Act \yas alsQ.passed ove
my veto. ', 3
, I call your attention also to Act N(
. 460, page 841, Acts of 19/2, "An Act T
Prevent the EstablisH'm-ent of 111
i Shaped Counties." In the Acts of 191
it is stated, "This Act was presents
i to the governor th-e 16th day of Feb
' uary, A. D. 1912, and was not returnei
by him to the House in which it or
1 tvifhin thrPA fiflVS tllP 2fen
-eral assembly being in session." A
matter of fact, this Act was passed a
the session of 1911, and was held ove
by me until the session of 1912, whe:
it was sent in to your house, with
special message, see page 21, Hous
[ Journal, 1912, Message No. 2, in whic
I stated: "I have decided to alio-*
this Act to become a law without m
signature to the same, and if the con
stitutionalitv thereof (of which I
i serious doubt) is questioned, the court
are open, to those interested, for th
; determination of that issue." ,
See also Acts of 1912, Appropriation
Acts, section 34, Item 18, under th
s Jiead of Miscelaneous," page 981
"John Keuker, refund, $1,652.94
I If you will see House Journal, 191.'
"| page 1254, you will note that 1 dis
' I approved of Item 18, Section 34, "be
1 cause," it is there stated, "I think thi
' is a matter which should be settle
' in the courts," etc. On the questio:
of passing the Kem over my veto, th
. yeas and nays were demanded, result
ing, Yeas, 14; Nays, 74. In Hous
. rnal, page 1255, it is stated: "Hav
L mg failed to receive the n-ecessar.
> two-thirds vote of this house, the ob
. jections of His Excellency, the gover
; nor were sustained, and the item fail
mm " Tt nnnears in the genera
I ^"U IU pocc. ~ ?ri.
appropriation bill that this item wa
; passed and the refund ordered, and
! recommend that you instruct the at
; torney general to proceed to collec
the same, the v-eto of this appropria
; tion having been sustained by an al
most unanimous vote instead of onl.
? the necessary two-thirds. The Stat
is entitled to have this money bacli
> and Mr. Keuker is not entitled to hav<
:* it in his jjocitei. ui
' a mistake, but somebody is responsi
. b'e, the tax-payers are not, an<
t this money should go back into th
In this connection, I beg to call t<
your attention, without meaning an
t reflection upon anybody, that a care
l ful study of the Acts of 1912 will re
J veal many mistakes. I call attentio:
; to the few which I have noted above
1 because they directly interest me. an
> 1 do not propose, when I go befor
: the people again, to be presented wit]
a false record making it appear that
signed acts or allowed to become law
without my signature Acts which I
? vetoed, causing me to have to explain
J by saying, "This record is incorrect;"
but I call it to your attention now, in
, order to show how careless (I will not
say inefficient) some of tho officials
your last general assembly elected
have proven to be.
I beg further to call to your attention
that if you will take the Code of
Laws of 1912, volumes 1 and 2, and
give them a very careful perusal, you
may be struck with the fact that some
body has failed to do his duty, either
3 for the want of proper knowledge and
) experience or as the result of haste.
t hnruM thic -will not muse the State /
or any of its citizens any particular
) inconvenience, but if taken advantage
5 of in the courts it may avail some
i criminal lawyer very much in some
There are other mistakes of the last
t general assembly which I might call to
your attention, but, as the people have
" " * ? A- xi i
canea attention 10 tntra uy reui-mg bu
many of its mmbers, I do not deem
it necessary now, for my present purposes,
1o review this past record.
1 Cole. L. Blease,
s Columbia, S. C., January 17, 1913
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1 fifty lawyers
S Hope to Obtain for Their Clients Mere
^ Than $10,000,600 Dameges After
Loss of VesseL
New York, Jan. 14.?Fifty lawyer*
who hope to obtain^for their clients
r loes of life and property on the eteanl- '
er Titanic; were arraigned against atmore
than- $10,000,000 daaiages for
>- torn-eys for the White Star; line- in
0 the TTnitpH States district eofrirt today.
the expiration of the time limit set K
" by the court for filing suits. The *
d limit'was extended to Febuary 11. .
* Vrt * r-f .
The White Star line contends that '
d its entire liability is limited under
- the United States statutes to less than
- $100,000?the value of recovered
s wreckage and passage money. Ament
can claimants allege that the line can
r not claim this limitation, because it
n was itself responsible for the loss of
a life by reason of personal negligence.
e If their assertions in this respect is
h sustained, the claimants will recover
v full damages. But even if this claim
y is not upheld, the contention of A.. L.
Brougham, representing 200 claimants,
? is that the White Star line's liability
can only be limited by the provisions
of the British law which would come
pel the company to pay the total da-,
mages of about $3,000,000
* HAS MONEY: WON'T GITE A WAT
>, Following Faceions Newspaper Story
the Mint is Swamped With Let
ters of Appeal.
a [ Washington, Jan. 1*.?a newspa^i
Q story discussing the per capita ci.rcue
lation of the money in the United
- States in a humorous vein has flooded
e the treasury department with appli
cations for $34.72, which is the nay
I tions wealth per capita, and, if divided,
- wouIq he the possession of every man,
- woman and child. The story facetious_
ly advised those who needed the mon1
ey to draw upon the government.
s Dozens of letters today swamped
T j George E. Roberts, director of the
_ | mint. One woman wrotf:
t j "Kindly send me by parcel post my
_ dividend of the $3,330,727,000, which
_ | is $34.72, in one dollar bills and 72
e Another applicant said he was married
man with a family and he hoped
o-Awrmprif would not be offended
e l.lc fe^. ....
s by his request for his own.
Mr. Roberts has drawn a circular
^ letter in which he must disappoint
e the applicants with the information
that the treasury department montho
ly computes the per capita circulation
on a theoretical basis and has no
When a man has a bad temper, he
n is never satisfied until he bestows a
x sample of it on all his friends.
e j If you cannot like a man be lenient i
h I bad when there is a billion dollar
T country behind it. * <