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VOLUME IJI, XCMBEB IS. NEWBEEET, S. O, XUSEDAY, WAKCH 3, MR TWICE A WEES, JUlYm*"
I' THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
rMEtTS AGAIN TONIGHT
APPROPRIATION BILL STILL IS
^OTernor Being- Sustained in Most of
His Vetoes?--Cent Kate and
f ormer uius.
Special to The Herald and News.
^ Columbia, March 2.?Both houses
88^ of the general assembly adjourned
RntiirHav until Tuesdav night. The
ffree conference committee had not
yet reported the appropriation bill.
This committee, when it adjourned on
Saturday, had yet to consider $241,~
L 000 of the $312,000 upon which the
iiouse and the senate are apart. It is
expected that this committee will re
H port the bill to tie twc houses earl}
H Tuesday night. It is possible for
[ linal adjournment to be reached Wed^
nesday, or the legislature may be
nere all the week. It is difficult to
p make a prediction with any accuracy.
* mi*** rs-r, Oohirdinr n<icco,'l fi r>nn
L UK 1JUU9C UU uaLui aaj yuoovu u vwiA
Wf current resolution from the senate
p providing for final adjournment at 9
W o'clock on Wednesday right. The
p 'iiouse, however, did not apply the
parliamentary "clincher," so that this
matter may be reconsidered.
Two Cent Kate Bill.
The senate still has before it the
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iwo cent rate uui, uuu mc r ui mci
t bill to prohibi: whites from teaching
i in negro schools the two measures
A which have held the centre o? the
r stage during this session of the general
assembly. Vote on the two cent
l>ill is being blocked in the senate by
the opponents of the measure, and on
Saturday debate was again adjourned
aji m J
until mesuajr tiigm..
i The Fortner BilL
L The senate on Saturday accepted a
I 1 substitute offered by Senator NicholBT
|on, of Edgefield, for the Fortner bill.
V and the substitute was sent to third
reading. The substitute is as follows:
'ISection 1 It shall be unlawful for
any person of one race to teach in
any school, college, or institution 01
learning in this State where persons
\ of a differeent race are taught, wither
out first obtaining the written conBp^
sent of the county board of education
Jf of the county in which such schiool,
> college or institution of learning is
1^ Jocated: Provided, That nothing in
ihe act shall be construed to prohibit
tie teaching of the Bible and religious
nor to moral trainine.
y "Sec. 2. That any person who
shall violate the provisions of this act
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
and upon conviction shall be
parnished by a fine of not exceeding
t 4500 or by imprisonment not exceed^
r'sg 12 months."
P Vital Statistics Measure.
' The senate has passed, with slight
amendment, the Lawson-Harper vital
statistics bill, providing for the registration
of births and deaths, and
the measure has been ordered return?
to the house with amendment.
Hp Tie measure providing for the direct
W ejection of United States senator, in
^ aocord^nce with -the recent amendment
to the United States constitution,
) has been pased by the senate and ordered
enrolled for ratification.
f 308 Acts Passed*
308 acts have been ratified and sent
to the governor. Several of these have
Seen vetoed, and the others have been
sent over to the secretary of the State.
In most of his vetoes the governor has
x been sustained.
Governor's Vetoes Sustained.
^ Governor Blease has returned to
k the house in which they originated
12 acts which were delivered to him.
Ten of these were outright vetoes
m ?lght of which vetoes were sustained,
f one of which has been overriden by
both houses, and one of which has
been overriden by the house and is
yet in to be voted upon by the senate.
Two of the measures returned were
sent back because of irregularities.
One of the measures was a repetition
ill of a measure already approved by the
governor, and the governor's objection
B was sustained by the senate, and the
measure killed. The other was retnrned
to -call attention to a grave
mistake. The author sf the measure,
however, did not tbratc tfie error was
fatal, and the governor agreed to receive
and sign the measure and turn
it over to-the seert ^ary of State.
Following are the various measures
| returned by tlie governor, a-d the ac
Uion upon each:
' Pleasures Returned and Action Ir
| An act to permit the city of Colum
i bia to buy a tract or tracts of lane
j situate near the said city of Colum
| bia far the purpose of establishing i
j public park thereon, with power tc
. control and regulate the use thereof
I and vesting the municipal court o
! r?i 1 \* nf p.iinmhifl with iurisdiction
(Veto overriden by senate, but susVeto
orverriden by sena:e, but sustained
by house, 55 to 3S. and act killed.)
An act to authorize the city of Columbia
to sell and convey certain lots
of land situated in and near the saic
city cf Columbia.
(Veto overriden by both houses.)
An act to repeal and act entitlec
"an act to limit the time in whicl
coupon bonds, payable to bearer ant
tneir coupons 01 me oiate iuay ue vuusolidated,
converted, refunded, or paic
and to repeal conflicting laws," approved
the 25:h February, A. D. 1896
i in so far as the same affects the bearJ
er cf that certain bond issued by the
State of South Carolina under an aci
to authorize a State loan to pay interest
on the public debt, and datec
first October, A. D. 1868," etc.
(Veto sustained by the house 44 tc
43 and act killed.)
An act to authorize the trustees ol
tlie Belton. Ande-'&on county, Gradec
school to charge and' collect an incidental
(Veto sustained by senate 35 to 0
This act was returned by the governor
because it was a repetition, a similar
measure having already been approved.)
Comptisory Education And Medical
An act to require and provide foi
the instruction and training of al]
children between certain ages in the
county of Richland and to provide icn
the punishment of persons failing tc
send to school the children of certaiL
ages under their control.
(Veto sustained by senate, 21 to 14
and act killed.)
An act to provide for a system o]
medical examination of school children
I attending public school within the
county of Richland.
(Veto sustained by senate, 25 to 13
and act killed.)
A joint resolution to validate Browc
Consol bond No. 3892, issued Octobei
20th, 1900, and directing the State
treasurer to redeem the same.
(This act was returned to the senate
by the governor on account of an er??
"? Va ortt Tt Ho in c folt hv thf
iVl 111 UU.C ati. AW UV'UQ y
author that the act would be valid, the
governor agreed for it to be returnee
to him which was .done, and act was
approved by governor and receiptee
for by the secretary of State, and becomes
An act to provide for the filling
vacancies on the county board of con
I trol of Georgetown county.
(Veto sustained by house, 53 to 37
and act killed.)
'An act to provide for rural policemen
for Orangeburg county.
(Veto sustained by house, 50 to 38
and act killed.)
An act to provide for the establishment
and maintenance of a rural
police system in Beatrfort county, tc
discontinue dispensary constables ir
said county and to devolve ine auner
heretofore performed by them upoc
the rural police.
(Veto sustained by house, 52 to 34
and act killed.)
An act to amend an act entitled "ar
act to regulate the holding of elections
for commission form of governmen1
in cities of over four thousand inhabitants
and to provide for the adoption
I n.f fnrm nf pnvprnment in cities
of over ten thousand and less thac
twenty thousand inhabitants, and
cities of over fifty thousand and lest
than one hundred thousand inhabitants
and in certain cities named herein,"
appearing as act No. 453 of acts
of 1912, by providing for an electior
thereunder, etc. (Rock Hill conimiBsion
form of government act.)
(House overrode veto on Saturday
62 to 21. Veto yet to be voted on bj
An act to require and comp v
school attendance within the city o!
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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tYtHU uveniutrii m acuai-c. icw 31*0
tained by vote of 42 to 38, and act kill
- i The governor sent to the general
! assembly the following message in rei
< gard to his vetoes:
.Message on Vetoes.
1 ["Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
" i "In any annual rnesage to you, sent
1 in on t.ie first day of your session,
} | this year, 1 s;ated positively, in lan
guage vvnich could not be misunderf
! sued, taiit if you passed certain bills
; I would reiuse to sign them and would
! rein n to you wi:hout my signature.
" ! It seems that some of you thought I
" was joking, or, as my friend Hon. Sam
", Rittenberg would say, in telling his
famous joke, "1 was only bluffing."
However, I was not doing either; I
5 meant exactly what I wrote and I have
1 done exactly what I said I would do.
I regret that it is necessary for me to
' send you so many veto messages; they
* delay you, because on each there has
1 to be a roll call, which takes uptime,
* but I wrote this message in order to
rail your attention to the fact that you
* and you alone are responsible for the
" j delay, for 1 forewarned you that I
' j would veto these measures; you
" i passed them, -aid I have kept my
* word; so when you ask yourselves
" the question why I am vetoing so
" | many ac:s, just refer bacly to my an1
| nual message and you will see that
j I am doing what I told you I would
* | do, and that the fault cf delay is in
your endeavor 10 lorce uius uiruugu
which I told you would take two thirds
I of each of your houses to do. I hope
' that everyone of my vetoes will be
sustained. The majority of the white
people of South Carolina elected me
governor; they elected me because of
my opposition to compulsory edu
cation; because of my opposition -to
medical examination of school ciiildI
ren; because of my opposition to
Radicalism and Republicanism; be
cause of my opposition to centraliza[
tion of government, by placing it in
? the hands of a few, and so far I have
carried out all promises made to the
1 ~ ~ f tvitt CJ-oto criH hdVO n A U T?
) ( yCUpiC VJl mj u.uiv<) auu ._.v ? jfi
ologizies to make, and I propose to
continue the same way. The majority
endorsed me and it is yet to be
seen, this summer, whether they will
[ endorse me again or not. The legisL
lature of 1912 nearly ran over me and
> nearly two thirds of them were left
1 hnme Ac tr> what thf> result of
UW iivuiu. vv " ? -
1914 will be is yet to be seen. As
to myself, I have no fears, and if my
i friends will stand by me and sustain
my vetoes, they need have no fear,
j for I will take care of them and myself,
too, op the- stump if God .lets me
> live. If He does not, my last words
. will be "God, protect and! help my
friends and keep our State government
; from being turned into a monarchy
I and the rich and corrupt from control
i ling my people.'
[ "Very respectfully,
"Cole. L. Blease,
i" 'ir'su 1
, ? The second quarterly conference of
Broad River circuit will be held at
- Pomaria Methodist church on next
Monday, March 9th, at 10 o'clock
, sharp. Rev. W. P. Meadows, P. ?.
All the official members are earnestly
- requested to attend. The public is
L I wuiuianj iiiiitvu w .
>; D. P. Boyd, Pastor.
t . ii^in
Just So They're on the Wal?
They were a simple looking couple,
well past middle age, and they had
just boarded a train at a little station
in Michigan. The good old lady had
deposited her wraps in the seat and
was V "king out the window at the
sleepy village, with its one wide muddy
street. It was evident that she was
Cull of emotion.
"Are you sure we have every thing,
j John?" she asked, turning suddenly to
"Yep," he replied; "I guess. we're
-11 ~ >
^ an aei..
He sank into the seat beside her and
the train began to move.
, "John," the good old lady exclaimed,
r "Johjj, tide train ain't goin* -the right
wav. ia it? I can't make it seem as
I though we're movin' in the right direcl
j "Don't worry," replied John, glanc ?ing
out the window;,"what difference
- does it make which way we're movin*
, as long a? were movin' f*
ERNEST GARY LOSES LIFE
Sou of Chief Justice 01 South Carolii
Supreme Court is
: Lexington, Ya., March 1.?\Vhi
testing ice 011 a pond about one mi
from Lexington this afternoon at
o'clock, Ernest Gary, the 17 year o
son of Chief Justice Eugene B. Gai
of the South Carolina supreme coui
was drowned. Young Gary and Cad
Smith of Virginia Military institu
were out walking and came to a por
of ice. Gary ventured tc.o far ar
the thin ice gave way and he di
appeared into about 12 feet of watt
Cadet Smith gave the alarm and we
to the assistance of Gary, but wj
himself precipitated into the wat
i Ti-Vion tlio ioe, (raup wnv lindpr hii
I He reached the shore and secured
plank which he extended to your
Gary but the boy was too weak '
grasp it firmly and sank for the la
time. The body was recovered.
After religious services tomorro
morning at 7:30 o'clock the body wi
be sent to Abbeville where burial wi
President Smith said ronight thi
Gary, who was a freshman a memb<
of the Episcopal church ai:d ciii(
was one of the brightest boys atteni
irg Washington and Lee, and stoc
high in his classes. The tragic deal
. caused deep sorrow amcng his clas;
mates, among whom he was popula
FATHER IS ADVISED
OF SOS'S DEAT
Justice Gary Receives Sad >ews j
Abbeville*?Son Was Popular
Abbeville, March 1.?Ernest Gar
17 year old son of Chief Justice Ei
' gene B. Gary of the South Carolii
supreme court, was drowned at Le:
; ington, Va., this afternoon. The ss
I intelligence was conveyed to the your
1 man's father in a telegram from Hem
! Louis Smith, president of Washingtc
land Lee university, at which, institi
tion Err.est Gary was a first year sti
The message gave no details of tl
tragedy. Ernest Gary was one of tl
most popular young men of Abb
vile. He "was a member of the fresl
man class at Washington and Lee un
versity. He has four sisters and or
brother. His sisters are: Mrs. To
Pope of Kinards, Mrs. Hassel of Wi
son, N, C., Miss Biize Gary and Mis
Caroline Gary of Abbeville. Or
brother, Eugene B. Gary, Jr., su:
' He was next to the youngest chil<
of Justice and Mrs. Gary. Two uncl<
are members of the South Carolir
bench, Ernest Gary of Columbia, judf
of the fifth circuit, and Frank ]
Gary of Abbeville, judge of the tern
DB. BABCOCK WILL RETIBE
He Sayg Dr. E. B. Saunders Will Alf
Leave the Asylum If
The State, 1st.
"I have written a letter of resignation
as superintendent of the Sta
Hospital for the Insane and will ser
it to the governor at the proper time
This was the announcement mac
yesterday by J. W. Babcock, M. D., si
perintendent of the State Hospital f<
the Insane, following a conference i
the State house of Dr. Babcock wil
Senator Strait, Senator Mauldin, Sei
ator Young and Representative Hu]
ter, memDers 01 iiie biwwhi vuuiuuvh
appointed to investigate the charg<
in conection with the asylum.
Asks Definite Answer.
Dr. Babcoek told the members <
the committee that he wanted a del
nite answer from the governor as \
what be proposed to do regarding ti
institution. He said that out of regal
for his family he considered the resij
nation of bis position the beet sol)
tion. He said he must consider tt
health and peace of mind of his wii
The oral statement of Dr. Babcoc
! woo ,thA rhlef execute
be Senators Strait and Mauldin. Tt
governor sail that he would take tt
"Will Dr. E. B. Saunders also ri
sign?' wa* the question asked D
AMERICAN AUTO WINS EVENT
3a Winner Averages 77.2 Miles an Honr
For 403 Miles of Race?New
Mark for Speed.
le Santa Monica, Cal., Feb. 28.?Ed
le win Pullen today won the fifth inter- |
3 national Grand Prize race over 4S
Id laps, or 403 miles, of the Santa Monry
iea course. A new" record of 77.2
:t, miles an aour was established. It alet
-"o was the first time in the history of j
te the event that an American car flash- j
id ed first at the finish.
id The winner gained his place by a j
oAi-iniir! onniHont Trio fipot in t Vl c on
51- Oti IUUO aw*uv.ut, WMVy mKt\* iU MU
r. nals of the Santa Monica course?
at which jeopardized the life of J. B.
is Marquis, when his car turned turtle
ir, on a turn and crushed him. Theren.
after it was no race. Pullen was 40
a miles ahead of the second car at the
ig finish and 55 miles ahead of the third,
to Halp DePalma, who won the Vanst
i derbilt cup Thursday, was fourth, j
j Oldfield, his most persistent opponent J
w j the other day, was eliminated by a bad j
.11 j motor ton laps from the finish.
111 Sets Xew Record.
! Pnllpn p-vprprt thp 402 miles in n 1
it hours 13 minutes, setting a new ma'k
}r of 77.2 miles an hour, against the i
)r record of 74.45 established by Caleb
3- Bragg at (Savannah in 1911. Guy Ball,
>d second, finished in 5.53:23, making a
lb speed of 68.4 miles an hour. B. Tays
lor took third place when Gil Anderr.
s^n's car broke down, and lost second
place six laps from the finish.
His time was 6:08:29. De Palma, who
U ; bad held the lead for several laps, was
1 - - - > - it. n.~ 1.
| declared out or T.ne race on tne ooui
j | lap, but got back in time to limp over
the fir.ish line and claim fourth money.
Marquis was far in the lead in the
i 35th lap when he took a turn at too
high speed and the machine skidded
and turned over several times. The
; accident occurred at a turn known as
x j "Death Curve," although no -driver j
d | ever had been killed there. The ma- j
^ ! chine, a big English car, stopped j
i rr?T?ino- fin the driver's body. I
^ . .... - ,
I It was reported at first that Marquis j
was fataUy injured and he remained
^ unconscious for two hours, but sur-!
geons tonight declared he would re- !
ie Car Comes Back Too.
Pullen w*on with the same car in j
e~ which he dashed into an iron barria"
cade Thursday while leading in the
Vanderbilt race. He barely escaped a
l similar mishap today when a spectam
tor walked out on -the track and forced
him to swerve into a curb, ripping off
39 two tires. Pullen renewed his wheels
ie and reentered the race, with the loss ,
r~' of but a few minutes.
Teddy Tetzlaf, who set the course
^ record of 78.72 miles an hour, which ,
-s still stands, was out of the race early. |
ia He covered several laps today at the
>e rate of 87 miles an hour. Tire troubles
and the balking of his motor forced ,
^ him to quit.
The wholesale elimination of cars
began in the 20th lap. A pace of close
~ " 1 .uitaAllfln TL'O I
| to SO miles an nuur ai/yc* CUU^ tt j
too much for many of them. Engine
jo troubles developed rapidly, and one by
one the cars dropped out
Pullen began bis climb to first
place in the 30th lap. He was fourth .
then and going 79 miles an hour. Mari
quis, who held the lead until his accice
dent in the 35th, set the pace, and .
id Pullen successively passed Anderson
and DePalma. I
j- "Dnii^n'o nrh.p monev was $3,000. The j
jt; x uiituo y.? ? . .
i- two next prizes went to Los Angeles
)r boys, Ball and Taylor, who drew $2,a>t
000 and $1,500 respectively. De Palma ,
:h added $1,000 to the money he won
1- Thursday. Taylor plugged into third
2- place with a car which he said he had
3e picked up as junk and bought for
js $250. ' ,
This was Taylor's second race with .
the old machine, and his time for the
^ last ten laps averaged 65 mile? an j
^ Babcock yesterday.
le Dr. Sannders May Go.
"If my resignation is accepted, Dr. !
Saunders will not remain at the in- !
2" stitution," replied Dr Babcock.
10 Dr. Babcock said to at for the reasons
above stated he had decided to ,
resign as superintendent of the
V fnll/vwincr thfl reDOrt Of the
'* CLOJ Uiii, *.w* D ?? _ - . ft*
legislative committee. The committee ie
exonerated Dr. Saunders of all charges
ie and highly recommended JDr.JBabcock
for his defensethe TcnmgT-^?rKtn,
9- who is employed as the second assist- 1
r. ant physician at the asylum. j
AN ACT RELATING TO
CUUNli OF NEWBERRY
LOCAL MEASUBE RELATING T<>
itcqiurement as to rracnon engines*
?Herniations As to Indebtedness
Of tlie Townships.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, March, 2.?The following
act relating to Newberry county,
which was passed by the general assembly,
was approved by Governor
Blease on Saturday. The governo;
made a nation at the foot of the ac
calling attention to the fact that he
'Cio uuiu iLi jxcuucuuaxi t rv uuoiixp it
The act follows:
"An act to further amend an act entitled
an act relating to Newberr>
county appearing as act No. 477 of the
acts of 1912.
"Section 1. Be it enacted by tlugeneral
assembly of the State of Soutl.
Carolina That an act entitled 'An Aci
relating to Newberry county,' appearing
as Act. No. 477 of the code of 1912
be amended by adding thereto the following,
to be known as sections 3a.
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, viz: Section
3a. That all persons driving,
transporting or conveying any traction
or other engine upon or across any
b'idge in Newberry county shall lay
upon suck bridge suitable skids o?
other appliance for protecting the
same irom injury oy me passage ui
such engine upon or across such
bridge. Any violation of this provision
shall be punished by a fine or not
exceeding $100 or imprisonment of nor
exceeding 30 days. Sec. 11. That sm
much of an act entitled rAn act relating
to the fiscal affairs of Newberry
county' appearing as Act. No. 169 o>
acts of 1913, as rektes to issuinir
Kr?r?/Jc than fn'- r;">p navmpnt ef
the past indebtedness of Newberry
county therein referred to, be, and th?
same is hereby repealed. Sec. 12. That ,
the taxes provided by sections 4, 5, an<t
of said act No. 169 to be levied bv
discontinued. Sec. 13. Tbat the proceeds
of the taxes levied in the year
1913 on the taxable property in1'Menden
hall, township, known as township
No. 8 under section 4 of said act No.
169 be applied by the county treasurer
of Newberry county to tne payment,
of the indebtedness to the commissioners
of the sinking fund created under
the authori;y of act No. 186 of acts of
1911. Sec. 14. That the proceeds of
the tax levied for the year 1913 upon
the taxable property in Stoney Battery
township, known as township No.
3, under section 5 of said act No. 169,
hA anniied to the nayment of the in
debted^ess to the commissioners of
the sinking fund created urn<?r the authority
of an act appearing as act No.
191 of acts of 1911. Sec 15. That the
proceeds of the tax 1 vied for the year
1913 under section 6 of said act No.
169 on the taxable property in township
No. 1, and also the tax levied oc
said taxable property for the payment
of bonds issued in aid of the Columbia,
Newberry & Laurens railroad, maturing
January 1, 191G, and also any bal
ance on hand from the last mentioned
tax from previous collections be applied
to the county treasurer of Newberry
county tc the payment of tho
bonds which matured January 1st
1913, issued in aid of the said Colunt'
bia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad
company in behalf of t&wnship No. 1
and any accrued interest thereon. Sec.
16. That the levy of he taxes authorized
to be collected under the act authorizing
township No. 1 to issue
bonds in aid of the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens Railroad company
be discontinued. Sec. 17. That when
enroled, act No. 217 of the year 1914
becomes effective, the allowance now
made of $100 each to the county auditor
and fthe county treasurer of Newberry
county for clerical and other as
sistance shall be discontinued and
said auditor and treasurer shall receive
no other compensation or allowance
for clerical or other assistance
than that provided in said enrolled act
Vo. 207 of the year 1914/'
"Approved the 28th day of February,
k. D., 1914.
"Coleman Livingston Blease,
' 'The governor signing-ifch is
born in the Mendenhall township herein
mentioned. C. I* B.*