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BtCOMES STATE LAW
BOTH HOUSES ACT Ql 1CKL1 ON
VETOES BY GOVERNOR
Measure Received by House Shortly
After Noon on Monday?Sent to
Senate in Evening:.
The State, 6th.
Voting amost continuously at the
morning, afternoon and night sessions
yesterday, the house last night ai
10:15 o'clock finished consideration
of the general appropriation bill and
sent the measure to the senate. All
bills and resolutions on the calendar
"were continued at the morning session.
Everybody thanked everybody else
last night in the house just before ad
journment. These thanks were handed
-out with rising votes. The members
rose early and often as tribute
after tribute was paid to the various
attendants. With some of the tributes
were gifts?the usual gifts that go to
some of them. Speaker Smith % was
presented with his robe of office and
responded with a few remarks.
James A. Hoyt, clerk of the house,
was given his robe and broke a silence
of six years (expect on roll
calls) to thank the members.
Robert H. Welch, chairman of trie
committee on enrolled acts, was
thanked and given a pitcher now used
in one of 'the committee rooms. Mr.
tVelcli has often admired the pitcher,
although it is cracked.
The thanks bacilli then spread
rapidly, and "before the epidemic was
stopped by a quarantine invitation
from the senate to come over and
ratify acts, the following were thanked.
each coming in for a few kind
words: The press, the sergeant-atarms,
the reading clerk, the bill clerk,
. the pages, the engrossing department,
the chaplain, the telephone operator,
the telegraph operator, the pages.
Nobody thanked the house clock, because
Remember Dr. Wyclie.
The house last night adopted, by
a rising vote, a resolution sending a
message to Dr. C. T. Wyche, speaker
protem, felicitating him on his . recovery.
Dr. Wyche, it will be recall
ea, was SiriCKen wim a yaiai* Cio
stroke while presiding over the deliberations
of the house several days
ago. At one time his condition was
very serious, but he is now recovering
rapidly. Representative C. C.
Wyche thanked the house for its consideration
of his father.
Accompanying -the resolution will
be a beautiful bouquet of roses as
suggested by Representative Welch.
At midnight last night the general
appropriation bill; having passed
through both the house and the senate,
became law. The senate overrode
every veto which had been overridden
by the house, except as to the
item of $4,000 lor the rent of 22 offices,
to he occupied by State officials
in the Union National bank
building. The veto on this item was
sustained by the senate.
Clock Turned Back.
When the house was called to order
at 10 o'clock yesterday, Mr. Miley of
Bamberg moved to continue all bills
and resolutions on the calendar. Ke
said he saw no use in taking up the
time of the house in discussing them.
The house agreed to the motion.
A moment later the house took a
recess subject to the call of the speaker.
Since the house agreed to adjourn
sine die at 9 o'clock Wednesday,
yesterday was not considered a
new legislative day. Tiie iiands ot
the clock in the hall of the house still
indicated that is was 8:30 o'clock
presumably of Wendesday night. The
house refused to recognize any timepiece
as an authority except irs own
The house had nothing else *o do
except wait on the governor to return
the general appropriation bill.
Clerical Error Corrected.
At 10:50 o'clock the house passed
a resolution recalling the general appropriation
bill from the governor's
office for the puropse of correcting
clerical errors made in the bill in the
engrossing department. Une or tne
engrossing clerks failed to copy the
provision relating to the expenditure
of the $5,000 item for the enforcement
of law by the governor. The
senate struck out this provision, but
the free conference committee put the
provision back in the bill. In copying
it, the provision was omitted.
At 11:20 o'clock the house agreed
to a concurrent resolution from the
senate rescinding the action whereby
it oraereu me general appropriation
bill enrolled for ratification and recommitting
it to the committee on enrolled
acts to "be correctly engrossed.
!A,t 11:35 o'clock the committee on
enrolled acts reported that the general
appropriation bill had been correct-1
ly enrolled and was ready for ra-tifi-'
cation. The house, at the invitation
of the senate, proceeded to the senate
chamber, where the general appropriation
bill was ratified and sent to the
j governor for t'he second time.
Veto Messaare Received.
i At 12:30 o'clock the house received
| the general appropriation bill from
the gowrnor with his message which
was Xo. ~>9 of this session. He returned
The bill without his signature.
The governor's message, vetoing 28
items in the general appropriation bill,
was read in full to the house. Thpn
the house went into the consideration
of the various vetoed items.
The first veto was the provision rejquring
that the State librarian should
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lulu uveri iu mr ciaic cavn mwinu un
money received by her for the sale of
books, etc., as oilier Stare -officials
are required to do. By a vote of 54
to 42 the house sustained the veto.
The governor vetoed the item of
$3,000 for purchasing meters and general
repairing for public buildings.
Mr. Dick said the appropriation had
been asked for by the State electrician.
By a vote of 39 to -"7, the house
sustained the veto.
The item of $1,000 for repairing
the neating plant was vetoed. Jn his
veto message, the governor said this
item was for repairs to the heating
at the governor's mansion. It was
stated on the floor of the house that
the chief executive was wrong in this
; assumption and the appropriation was
! for repairs to the heating plant of the
State house. By a vote of 69 to 2S,
the 'house overruled the governor's
The item of $2,500 for preparing and
printing the State handbook by the
department of agriculture was vetoed.
By a vote of 51 to 47, the house susI
tninpri t"hp vpto
The appropriation for $3,000 for the
expenses and salaries cf the State
board of medical examiners was objected
to by the governor. The house
overrode his veto by a vote of 67 to
The governor vetoed the item of
$4,000 for -the tax department for
books and blanks, investigation and installation
of system of bookkeeping
and examination of financial condition
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the house sustained the veto.
2 o'clock,, the house receded until
Library Section Stands.
The governor disapproved of the
following proviso in the section for the
University of South Carolina:
"Provided, That 'the board of trustees
of the University of South Carolina be
empowered to permit the erection on
the grounds of the university, under
such restrictions as they may deem
i wise, a building to be used as a free
Mr. Dick said that by passing the
proviso over the veto the 'State could
get a library building worth $100,000
which would be open to everybody.
By a vote of 51 to 23, the house refused
to sustain the governor's veto
of this provision.
The following members voted to
! sustain :ne veio:
tNays: Addy, J. W. Ashley, M. J.
Ashley, Creech, Haile, H. <F. Harielson,
Hardin, Holley, Irby, J es,
Kellehan, Kelly, Kirby, Lybrand,
Melfi, 'Miller, Moore, Nelson, Rittenberg,
Robertson, W. S. Rodgers, Jr., W.
W. Scott, Senseney?23.
Tiie governor vetoed the item of
$5,000 for building a hospital at the
State Colored college at Orangeburg.
By a vote of 47 to 37 the house sus|
tained the veto.
Mr. Liles of Orangeburg made a
r-m ^ ? /x n v\ aa 1 ^ /n r* ? ^ /%
SLiyug ctyjjeeu lu nit: uuuse lu pass iuc
item over the veto.
"1 am not asking you for anything
for the negroes," Mr. Liles told the
house "but I am asking you to make
this appropriation for the protection
of the white people of Orangeburg,
who are daily exposed to contagious
diseases because there is no place to
treat the negro students when they are
ill with such diseases."
By a vote of 57 to 34 the house sustained
the governor's veto of the item
of $7,500 for running the farms at
The governor vetoed the following
item in the appropriation bill:
"For salaries and wages of officers
and employes at Confederate infirmary,
and in no case, other than as
herein provided, to wit:
" For commandant, who shall
reside on the premises, and have control
of the institution subject to the
board of commissioners, day and night,
r\ 1 n y tt w rvt- /v ? X A
a iiiuutiiij ocLiai j iiui
together with board and lodging,
"2. For matron, who shall reside on
the premises, a monthly salary of not
exceeding $o0, together with hoard j
and lodging, $600. j
"3. For physician and all medical j
services required for the inmates, not
exceeding $50 per month, $600.
"4. For employes, includicg cooks,1
nurses and other servants or laborers,!
At night when the <
tlie sitting-room table sti
the next day, the telepho:
neighbor a mile down tb
his school-mates. Childri
get pleasure and profit fr<
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163 S. PRYOR ST., ATLANTA, GA.
j all not to exceed six, and none to
receive more than $25 a month, besides
board and lodging 011 [he premises.
"Provided, That no member of the
board 01" commissioners and no in- I
mates admitted as indigent soldiers
! shall be paid any salaries for any
services: Provided, further, That all
officers and employes .herein provided
for other than the members of the
board of commissioners, shall give
their entire time to the duties of their
positions on the premises, and no one
shall be related to any member of the
board of commissioners within the
There was a division of opinion in
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me uouse as to wuesuer or not mis
itme would cut off the salaries of all
the officers and employes" of the infirmary
should it be elimated from
By a vote of 50 to 44 the y use sustained
the governor's veto of this
The entire section of the bill mar
ing appropriations for the historical'
commission was vetoed. The section |
carried a total of $5,270. The governor
vetoed each of the five items'
in the "section. By a vote of 75 to
20, the house refused to sustain the .
veto of the section as a whole.'
Tie following members voted to
sustain the veto of the section for the
Addy, W. J. Ashley, Blackwell,
Cross, Daniel, "Fortner, Gray, Hardin,!
H. F. Harrelson, M. C. Harrelson, Ir-!
by, Kirby, Lybrand, Miller, Moseley, j
t Murray. Xelson. Robertson. W. W. i
By a vote of 75 to 20 the house refused
to sustain the veto of the item
of $1,800 for the salary of A. S. Salley,
Jr., as secretary of the historical j
The house then overrode the veto
of :lie item of $250 for a contingent j
fund for the historical commission by j
a vote of 70 to 22.
The veto of the item of $1,000 for
printing by the historical commission j
was overriden by a vote or 70 to zy.
The h-ouse then overrode the veto ;
of the item of $1,500 for work on the
Confederate records by a vote' of 63 1
The provision that the secretary of,
the historical commission should turn i
over all funds received by him each j
month to the State treasurer was ve- 1
toed by the governor. By a vote of i
67 to 21 the house overrode the veto, j
The governor vetoed the item of $2,000
for interest likely to accrue on.
the bonded debt. Mr. Dick explained
that this was simply an emergency j
fund. The veto was sustained by a
vote of 48 to 40.
By a vote of 56 to 34, the house
sustained the veto of the governor on j
the item of $25,000 for the sinking j
fnnri tn nrntprf tTiP honrip.d debt of i
I the State under the act of 1912. Mr.
J Dick told the house that if this item
! were not. passed over the veto then
J the next general assembly "would have
to appropriate $50,000 for the sinking
fund with the interest on $25,000. j
The governor vetoed the item of;
I $300 for the phosphate commission, i <
j The house sustained the veto by a J
vote of 21 to 66. <
The house overrode the veto of the j
item of $450 for the State hoard of i j
law examiners "by a vote -of 65 to 20. i ,
The item of $1,500 for the State
Plant Breeders association to "be paid through
E. J. Wateon was vetoed by
:hildren gather around
ldving their lessons for
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en as well as grown-ups
om the farm telephone,
lis service costs and how
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the governor. By a vote of 44 to 48
the house sustained the veto.
The house sustained the veto of
the governor on the item of $1,000
for the State Live Stock association to ,
be paid through J. M. Burgess, secretary
and treasurer -of Clemson college.
The veto was sustained by a
vote of 50 to 40.
The governor vetoed the item of
54.0UU tor tne rental or zz rooms m
the Union National Bank building for
offices for State officials. Mr. Dick
said that by making the appropriation
the State would save $840 on the
rental it was now paying for offices
for it officials.
By a vote of 75 to 16, the house
overrode the veto.
At 7 o'clock the house took a recess
to 8 o'clock.
Reassembling at 8 o'clock, the house !
fru-vtr 11T\ +Vi ttqI-oq/I ifom r\f 5 ~ On A for
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the South Carolina Agricultural and '
Mechanical society, under Whose aus-;
pices the State fair is held in Colum- i
bia each year. By a vote of 50 to 36
the house sustained the veto.
By a vote of IS to 73, the house i
sustained the veto of the item of SI,-;
000 for the State negro fair.
The house sustained the veto of the j
governor of the item of $1,200 for!
the South Carolina Poultry associa- j
tion. The item was sustained by aj
vote of 29 to 63. Mr. Welch of Rich- i
land made a strong speech in favor
of the passage of the item over the !
The governor vetoed the item of,
$522 -to pay the stenographers and
marshal employed by the special leg
islative committee, which recently j
investigated the 'State Hospital for |
the insane, rne nouse overroae me
veto by a vote of 10 to 84.
Veto Overridden 80 to 4.
The governor vetoed the item of!
$400 for a monument over the grave I
of McKie Merrhvether of Edgefield,1
who was killed in the Hamburg riot.
while fighting under Gen. Butler. Mc- j
Kie Merriwether was the first man to,
lay down his life to redeem South j
Carolina from negro rule in 1876.
Mr. I^ong of Aiken spoke in favor !
Df passing the item over the veto.
Mr. wycne, -oi ;spar;anDurg, spoKe.
in favor of sustaining the veto of the j
Mr. DeLaughter, of Edgefield, mak- j
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