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a liECKU-ss iiorsi;.
Representative* and the -New Onler
at the Capitol in V/usliimrton.
The house of representatives pre
sents a changed appearance by reason
of the removal of th? 303 little desks
used by the sixty-second congress and
the substitution therefor of nearly 450
semi-detached chairs as a substitute,
in order to accommodate the great increase
in numbers of the sixty-third
over the sixty-second congress. This
change in the formal arrangements of
the house was necessitated, primarily, i
by the increased number of sittings,
but nevertheless there was a secondary
reason on which the change* was j
based, and that was the expediency of;
shortening the periods of speachmak- j
ing and thereby facilitating action up- i
on, rather than talk.
Anglophiles in Washington are disposed
now to refer to the new seats in
the house as "the benches. ' This is
-very Englisii and tremenaousiy parliamentary,
but it isn't true. They are
to all intents and purposes chairs, only
they are stationary, fixed and immovable,
a distinct advantage to certain:
members who have been in the habit
of endeavoring to convert the old-time
swivel chairs so-long used in the house
into reclining chairs, with the result
of frequent and noisy precipitations to
. the floor. The chairs in the house today
are arranged in blocks of four or
five, never less than three, and to tip
one over would require the concerted
effort of all the members occupying
the block. By means of this innova
tion tn-e dignity or tne nouse, as wen :
as the equilibrium of its members is j
In the days of the old swivel chairs,
tumbles were frequent. There was a
spring in the back of the old-fashioned
chairs, which, when subjected
to too great strains, was apt to snap
with a sharp re^rt, whereupon the
chair keeled over, sometimes landing
its occupant on the carpet. The heavier
the congressman, the greater the
strain on the chair and the oftener
So much for the physical advantages
of the new system. The benefit to the
administration of business in the [
house is figured in this wise. The only'
chance for a member to lug into the '
chamber reams of substantiating doc- |
uments for his arguments, is for him j
to make advance arrangements, either j
with the majority <*r the minority j
leader, for space at one or the oth-er |
of the tables which are set in the body 1
of the house. There are but two of j
these tables and each accommodates l
but four men. Failing to effect this |
arrangement, the member with the
much to say is compelled to distribute j
his documentary crutches in various j
nearby chairs or upon the floor. It is j
expected that this arrangement will
serve to subdue tendencies to verbos- j
It was different in the old days. One j
of the desks then in use could acccm- i
date a dozen or more volumes. Two
hour speeches in which the member
talked for twenty minutes and read
for the remaining hundred of his al
lotment were not infrequent. General
debate, that twilight zone between the
introduction of an important measure
and the actual conversion of the house
into a real business-like body?the
committee of the whole house on the
State of the Union?had becom-9 more
or less a nuisance. Under the new
system there will be no chance, or at
least small chance, for the congressman
with nothing to say to waste the
time of the house. This change
marks an approach, at least the first I
step, in the direction of the more bus- j
inessiike procedure employed in the
jBritisfc Aouse of commons. There
speeches are presumed to be the extemporaneous
productions of the members.
It is against custom to read a
speech in the house of commons. If
the member desires to inject statistical
matter into his argument or to
make a verbatim quotation in brief;
support of his contention, h-e may re
fer to memoranda; otherwise he talks ,
at and does not read to the speaker.
The house of commons believes that
busin-ess is benefitted and debate j
shortened by this method. The member
not an extemporaneous orator is
compelled to memorize what he has to
say, and the house gets the benefit in
exact measure with his memonic
The development of the new scheme
in the house of reprv.ooctatives, it is
hoped, will result in a tendency
among rrombers of congress to shorten
Self-condemnation Sometimes Is
In the course of a highly practical
and suggestive article., entitled, "The ;
Mental Law of Habit," in the May
Woman's Home Companion. Ralph ;
Waldo Trine discusses habit forming
and habit breaking. On the subject ?
of self-condemnation, he says: i
"Self-condemnation with its allied
Noughts and emotions has be 11 productive
of a i'nr greater loss in initiative,
in will power and of a far great
t*i" uegiet1 ui lurtcieu uiaiu;, uuw
mental and physical, than any of us
have perhaps realized. It has even
been commended as a just and proper
recognition of one's faults, errors and
delinquencies. It is calculated knowingly,
or unwillingly, chiefly the latter
perhaps, from infancy to old age.
"The child is asked if he is not
ashamed on account of some act or
acts that it does not even know as
wrong, and that in many cases are not
wrong. The young man and maiden
the same. Men and women in middle
life naturally then get into this selfcondemnatory
state. They weaken
their energies, and defeat the happiness
of many a day thereby. The
church, even, from almost time immemorial
has also been guilty?even
grossly guilty?of the use of this same
weapon, which steals self-respect, discourages
and lowers vitality, instead
of calling out the higher and the better
self, inspiring and calling "into action
thereby faith, and hope, and courage,
those powerful agencies of accomplishment,
which when sufficiently
aroused and kept alive, will carry a
man or a woman practically any
Four Divisions of the Presbyterian
Church Join in Communion,
Atlanta, Ga., May 16.?For the first
time in the history of Presbyterianism
the four grand divisions"of the church,
the Northern, the Southern, the United
and the Associate Reformed, joined
late this afternoon in a union communion
service. Participating were
more than 3,000 communicants.
Presiding over the communion service,
which was impressive in its simplicity,
were Dr. J. S. Lyons, Dr. R.
M. Russell and Dr. J. T. Stone, moderators
of the Southern, United and
Northern assemblies. A brief invocation
of Divine blessings and the singing
of psalms was followed by an address
by Russell, in which he laid
especial emphasis upon the significance
attached to the union communion
service as the forerunner of ultimate
union of the whole church. A prayer
by Dr. Lyons and pronouncement of
the benediction by Dr. Stone ended
the Drecedent breaking service.
Marriage and Divorce.
Th-e second day of the joint assembly
was productive of much that vitally
affects the hosts of Presbyterianism.
'Sessions were held by the Northern,
Southern and United Assemblies,
both in the morning and afterncon.
An interesting feature of the day
was the adoption by the Northern Assembly
of a resolution presented by
the committee on Christian life and
work bearing directly upon the ''divorce
evil," and making recommendations
for the marriage and divorce.
This resolution recommends that the
ministers and church courts of the
Northern Assembly institute a
campaign of education with the object
of impressing upon the people
the sacredness of marriage and the
evils of divorce, and to arouse in the
public mind a realization of the need
of reform. Ministers are urged to
study the laws touching these matters |
in the several states, iooKmg ujvva.ru j
the introduction of improved marriage <
and divorce laws. Recommendations
of the committee on Christian life and
work to the effect that the
LOVE IS IMPATIENT.
Brookland Couple Married at Lexinertoii
But Sister Must Not
Know Until June 4.
Lexington, May 15.?Miss Laura C.
Daniels and Wilson Octavus Gainey of :
1 - t ~ ~ ? /">/0 11 ty-i'K'Jo Tiroro m Ct t*_ <
D1 UUKlitliU, UI~ ouiuinuitt, nvic ui?i
ried at 1 o'clock today in the office 1
of the clerk of court at Lexington, the 1
ceremony being performed by the Rev. <
P. D. Risinger of the Lutheran church,
the only witnesses to the marriage be- 1
ing D. R. Haiti wanger, deputy clerk, ^
Senator W. H. Sharpe and Mrs. J. A. 1
Pickett, sister of the bride, who accompanied
the young couple to Lexington.
"It is not a runaway marriage,"
said the bride. "It is this way, sister 1
~ ?J t vv/^_n?% nlonninof fnr q rlmi- <
cUlll X Iia>C ucvn |
ble marriage on the 4th of June, but j(
you know how it is when you are in j love.
Octavus and I decided we coulu j1
not wait that long and we plann^J j to
come over to Lexington, where we i1
could have the marriage performed i:
without the knowledge of my sister;)'
so we are here and we want to get |
married right now." j1
The marriage license was secured j 1
and the Rev. Mr. Risinger was called ; 1
to the clerk's office at once. "Xow ?
please, Mr. Newspaper man, don't re- ?
port this marriage until after the 4th f
Df June," said the pretty bride as she ?
departed from the clerk's office, "and s
we will always think of you kindly,
HPi- - C,
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Note?The publishers of this magazine
have for twenty .years published one
of the best known and most successful
trade journals in the south?the "Merchant
for we don't want the public to know
that we are married."
Mrs. Pickett, the bride's sister, was
the ring bearer. The bride is an attractive
young woman of 18 years,while
her husband is three years her
senior. She comes of a prominent and
well known family, and the announcement
of her marriage will be a source
3f much pleasure and interest to her
numerous friends. The groom holds
i responsible position with a laundry
sstablishm-ent in Columbia.
After the ceremony the happy couple
departed for their home in Brookland,
where they hope to keep the
narriage a secret until June 4.
KILLS TWO A>D SHOOTS SELF.
Fort Worth, Tex., May 15.?Tommy
Lee, a negro bootblack, today shot
md killed Patrolman Ogiltree, a veteran
of the local police force; Walter
Moore a negro, and shot and severely
ivounded David Colton and Harold
\Iurdock and an unknown negro. He
- ' ?-v:i .
:hen crawled into a sewer, nunc
sued by a mob of 2,000 people and
shot hims-elf. He will die.
The trouble started when Lee fired
jpon an unknown negro with whom
le had quarrelled. This shot excited
lim and he ran to a negro pool hall
tnd killed Moore. The policeman was
hot and killed when he attempted to
irr st Lee. He ran through the
streets firing at those who tried to
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Doctors Use 11
Dr. Evans. Ex-Commissioner of Health,
says: "There is almost no relation between
skin diseases and the blood." The
skin must be cured through the skin.
The germs must be washed out, and so
salves have long ago been found worthless.
The most advanced physicians of
this country are now agreed cn this, and
are prescribing a wash of wintergreen,
thymol and other ingredients for eczema
and all other skin diseases. This compound
is known as D.D.D. Prescription
Dr. Holmes, the well known skin speTT-T-itoe
"T am nrmvin.^ed that the
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for eczema as quinine for malaria. We
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<S> LODGE DIRECT02Y. <?>
Newbery Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
m<jets every second and fourth. Wednesday
night in Klettner's TXall, at 8
>mity Lodge, >*o. 87, A. F. M.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meeta
every first Monday night at 7.30 o'clock
in Masonic Hall. Visiting brethren
T. P. Johnson,
s>, W. iSarhardt, W. M.
Wodmen of tiie World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets everj first and third Wednesday
evening at 7.45 o'clock. Visiting
brethren are corially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
J. A. Derrick, Clerk.
Bergeli Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. R, M.
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der Red Men, meets every Thursday
night at 8 o'clock in Klettner's Hall.
J. 0. Havird,
0. Klett; /r, Sachem.
?hief of Records.
Omaha Tribe, I. 0. B. M.
Omaha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R. M.
Prosperilty, S. C., meets ?very first and
third Friday night at 8o'clock Jn Ma"mU
V>n11 T7!aUinn ora tdaI.
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come. G. H. Dominick,
Prof. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
Caoteechee Council, >o. i, J), of P. L
0. B. M.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P*
meets every other Tuesday night at 8
o'clock p. m., in Klettner's Hall.
Signet Chapter, JTc. 18, B. A. TL
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.,
meets every second Monday night at
2 A'nlnnlr in lWaanrl/? "Woil
T. P. Johnson, E. H. P.
Lacota Tribe, I. 0. R. M.
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lapa, S. C., meeting every othw Wedaesday
night at 8 o'clock in Summer
ball. Visiting brethren are welcome.
T. C. Dobbins,
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Chief of Records.
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^ewoerry tommanaery, no. d, a* i?
Newberry Commandery, No. 6, K. T.,
meets every third Monday night at 8
o'clock in Masonic Hall.
Fred. H. Dominick,
T. P. Johnson, E. C.
Willow Camp, No. 694, W. 0. W.
Willow Camp, Ne. 694, W. 0. W.,
meets every second and fourth Tuesday
nights in each month at West End
T. B. Kibler,
A. C. Ward,
Palmetto Camp, No. 694, Boys of
Woodcraft, meets at Odd Fellow's
hall, West End, every second and
fourth Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
G. W. Harrison,
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new students
will be held at the County Court
House on Friday, July 4, at 9 a. m. Applicants
must be not less than sixteen
- & TTTl r? .1 1
years 01 age. vvnen sciioiarsmps are
vacant after July 4 they will be awarded
to those making the highest average
at this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for Scholarships
should write to President Johnson before
the examination for Scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 17, 1913. For further
information and catalogue, address
Pres. P. B. Johnson, Rock Kill, S. C.?