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THE ACTS PASSED
By.the I egislature at the Session
Whic Has Just Closed.
OF A GENERAL CHARACTER.
Arranged and Classified Accord
ing to the Subjects to
Which They Relate.
Below will be f.urd a lit -f the Acts
of a general character a t the ses
sion of the Legilature wYhich adjournd
last WCdi .lay irving:
the 'Ammetumu I town Ci
Au set t., incr e a-. t11 pwxrs of
town0 of as mIany as -uizit hundtr'i i
habitants as to ire kgartmetI aI:q
F I NAN 'A i..
An act in ri. n to le!rs of tie
oldinry an en e ,in'r.g und
and to denosits ther. f in b k
An act to dec:e t - in -elation
to terwinatiozi - r'o ! t.at- .
An act to amhor'z- t uni' ttoar(l
of comnmissi-: of e Cot v to
advertise for claina of l-ac-k i.::eA 14
ness and toiss a-rt t therC*
An acI to ei art.r the Union and
Glenn Springs ".ua.
An act to authorize the Georgia,
Carolina a.Ld Northern Railway. Com
pany, the CI esterfield and Kerhaw
Railroad Company and other railroad
companies to manage and consolidate
the capital stock. franchise and proper
ty with the Raleigh and Gaston Rail
An act to amend an act entitled "an
act to authorize the consolidation of the
Columbia Electric Street and Subur
ban and Electric Power Company.
An act to incorporato Conway Sea
Shore Railroad Company.
An act to anxud the charter of the
Wilson and Summerton Railroad Com
pany, andA to authorize a change of the
name thereof to Northwestern Railroad
Company of South Carolina.
Aa act to incorporate the Due West
and Donald's Railroad Company.
An act to incorporate the Carolina
ani Northern i',ilroad Company.
An act to amend the charter Of the
South Carolina and Georgia Ext-nsion
Railroad Company of South Carolina
and confirm the same.
An act to incorporate Bennettsville
and Osborne Railroad Company.
An act to change the boundary line
between Bucks and Conway townships,
Horry county, with a proviso as to
An act to incorporate Whitmire,
Newberry and Augusta railroad com
An act to charter the Union and
Augusta railway company.
An act entitled "an act to charter the
Hampton and Branchville railroad and
Lumber Company," so as to change the
name of said company to the Noith and
South Short Line Railway, extend the
line of road, and to extend the time for
completing said road.
An act to amend Section 5 of an act
entitled "an act to authorize the town
of Clio, in Marlboro, to issue bonds in
aid of the extension of the Latta Branch
Railway," approved December 1S, A.
D., 1894, so as to provide for a levy to
-pay said bonds.
An aet to incorporate the Marlboro,
Marion and, Horry railroad company.
4n act to incorporte the Pickens and
Ooecnoy railroad company.
An act to amend an Act entitled "an
act to amend an act to incorporate the
Greenville Railway and Power Cem
pany," approved December 21, A. D.
As act to forbid boards or township
co'nmissioners and county boardii of
commisstomers and any other offer or
officers te a-ssess or levy, and county
treasurers or any other officer or office"
to collect any tax for the payment of
township bonds, or the coupons thereof
er judgments entered up thereon, issu
ed in the aid of arait oad not complet
ed and finished through the township
issuing suoh bonds and coupons and
no. accepted by the railroad commis
An act to incorporate the North and
South Carolina Railroad conmpan.
An act to inc-orp-rate the Barnwell
Blackville Railway and Power Comn
An act to amend an act entitled "an
act to provide for the formation of new
counties and the changing of county
ines and count~y seats and consolida
tion of countijes
An .ct to amend Seotion 161 of the
General Statutes of 1882, (being Sec
tion 212 of the Revised Statutes of
1893,) with regard to vacaeaucies in
An act to declare and regulate the
fees of clerks of the Courts of Common
Pleas in the State for enrolling and re
cording transcripts of judgments from
An act to authorize the supervisor of
any county of this State to exchange
convict labor with any other county,
and to make contracts for hire with re
gard to the same.
An act to fix the number and regu
late the terms of office of the South
Carolina College, the Winthrop Nor
mal and industral College of South
Carolina and the board of visitors of
the South Carolina Military Academy,
'nd to limit the compensation of same.
An act to fix the terms of the free
public schools to provide for the sup
port of the same, and to regulate the
disbursement of moneys arising from
the sale of liauors.
rAn act to incorporate the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Orphanage and
pre scribe duties and powers of the b'oard
of trustees thereof.
An act to provide for the increase
and decrease of capital stock of corpor
ations in the State, except railroad,
railway, tramway, turnpike and canal
An act to provide for the renewal of
charters of ferries which have expired
or are abont to expire, and for granting
charters for ferries not heretofore
Au act to amend Section 155 and 156
Code of Civil Procedure. as the same
relates to the service of summons upon
An act to extend the force of an act,
approved March 1, 1878. entitled "An
act to incorporate the Lynch Creek Na
vigation Company," for ten year s.
An act to amend Sud-division 1 of
Section 267. Code of Civil Procedure,
Volume 2, Revised Statutes 1893, by
inserting after the word "defendant
and before the word "and," on line 13,
hi claim in open Court, whether item
ized or not."
An act to amend the law with regard
to isruni-ts to writt1g purporting to
have been -aled.
An act to exempt u:arine engineers
and their assistants. and ttwn and eity
trea??x'rs ari their assiztants. from
servmT on J uriC.
An act fixing the time at which ob
jectiot's *o the qualification of jurors
must be made.
An act to amend Part I. Title VII.
Chapter 11. of the Code of Civil Pro
eedure. v addig thereto a sectioD, to
be ktn:!,.n as Section 242a.
An ::et to ameud Section 250 of the
Code of Cix il Procedure of this State.
so as to requir the affidavits updon
which a v-ar.rant. attachmrt is grante
to be iled at once and copie er ved on
An ;ct to 2 11 1rmp settle
An a to ip f C
tinA oaeo co Tro rate for fire
Rinsur an Z on ppetyin' S-thie tae
An :ict t, !! - 1)r-'l!Lt. settle
andpr n p 'u Ti targed labor
An act to rpeal fire insuraac ce e"n
panics. as~o;.iatioiis or partnerships do
ing business in this State. or tle acent
o ,aid copar ies. ssociations or parit
nerships flom enutering into combina
tions to make or control rates for fire
insurance on prierty in tis Stated
and providing punishment for violatien
vf this act.
An act to repeal an act entitled "an
act for te appointment of police com
mission ers. and for the reorganization
of the police, and to provide salaries
ifor the same, in cities and incorporate
towns when deemed necessary or ad
visable for the better enforcement of
laws in cities and towns. approved
IDecember 24. IS94.
An act to prohibit the State board
control from using any labels on bottles
with the palmetto tree on it.
An act to extend the time for the
paymetrt of taxes for the fiscal year
An act to limit the lien of the State
for uncollected taxes.
An act to prescribe the practie in
suits brought by the State for back
taxes o, railroad property when the
property has not been returned or the
value thereof ascertained for thation
before the institution of the suit, and
to declare when such taxes are due.
An act to refund to the taxpayers of
Beaufort county the state taxes for the
year 189S, 2nd to relieve delinquent
taxpayers of all State taxes due for that
An act to proride for a poll tax and
penalty for non-payment.
An act to authorize county treasur
An act to make appropriations for
the payment of the per diem, mileage
and stationery certificates of the mem
bers of the general assembly, the salar
ies of the subordinate officers and em
ployees thereof, and for other purposes
An act to raise supplies and make ap
propriations for the fiscal year com
mencing January 1, 1S99.
An act to amend the law in relation
to the inspection of fertilizers in this
State, and as to the inspection tax
levied for that purpose.
An act to make appropriations to
meet the ordinary expenses of the State
government for the fiscal year coin
mencirng January 1, 1899.
An act to regulate charges for adver
An act to amend Section 5 of an act
entitled 'an act to amend an act ena
title/. 'an act to provide a system of
county government in the several coun
ties of' this State,' so far as it relates t -
the working and maintaining the roads
and highwayss in this State," approved
23d of 51arch. 189G.
An act to atnetrd section 1,130, G.en
eral Statutes of South Carolina. being
Secti 353, Ylumec -:, Crimiina Code.
Revised Statutv, of South Carolina. b.
inserting 'n(-id borhood road. public
highway, tfa r "turrnpike road." on
lie2 and after "road" on lines 5 and
An act to r quire cotton buyers to
accept bales .1 s'tron weighing not less
than three humiredi pounds.
An act to restore county and town
ship lines and voting precincts in the
counties of Kershaw. Sumter a'nd Dar
lington, and to furth~er prescribe the
duties of certaiu officers in said coun
ties with refer nce to the act to estab
lish Lee county.
A Joint Resolution to require the
Comtroller General of the State to
draw~ his warrant in favor of D. E.
Keels, for $'71.90, per diem and mile
age prior to being unseated as a mem
ber of the House of Representiatives,
and to require the State Treasurer to
pay the same.
A Joint Resolutio~n authorizing the
Governor and Attoriney General to em
ploy an agent or attorney to investi
gate and prosecute claims of the State
against the United States growing out
of the common defence, and to revoke
any former agency.
A Joint Resolution to appropriate
2500, or so much as mty be necessary
as an emergency fund, to be used by
the State board of health in dealing
with ertain diseases.
An act to empower the State board
of health to enforce vaccination.
An act to amend Section 943 as Sec
tion 261 of Volume 3 of the Revised
Criminal Statutes of 1893. relating to
the practice of dentistry without
An act to require the State board of
health to co-operate with the Federal
Government in establishing quarantine
rules and regulations for the protection
of the live stock industry of this State.
An at to empower and authorize the
utiF... tion of the county chain gang in
the gomotion of the health of a county
An act to amend Section 353, Vol
unme 1, of the Revised Statutes of South
Carolina of 1893.
An act to pL event destruction of
graves and graveyards.
An act to further establish and de
lare the law of distress for rent.
An act to amend Section 115 (1,048)
of the Revised Statutes of 1893, provid
ing for at ~least one beneficiary cadet
IAn act to regulate the employment of
women in mercantile establishments.
or any place Where goods or wares or
merchandise are offered for sale, and to
provide seats for themi, and to make it
an offence to fail to do so.
An act to forbid the acceptance of
extra compensation. in addition to the
eowpensation provided by law, by any
pierson holdig an office or position of
trust or i.rIFt in this State. or in the
public institutions thereof. and making
it a Iis dewe--4anLor to do s0.
An act ;uthorizing the South Caro
lina -rniety for Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals. or any other society (uly
incorporated for that purpose. tolawful
ly dstroy. or caus to be destroyed.
anV animal found abandoned and Tiot
properly cared for, maimed, diseased,
d isa lied or intiri. and the punisimeiit
of the person beingiz die owner or poi
sosor. or having chiarge or custody of
An act to fix a naximuni sohelule '4
0cha irges fior sellin.., lca!, tobacco by all
m hou.I.es in this State.
A J It Rsolti:. to require the
Pei-tea MIr autwritis .O toiroi-ih a
cer in Iii er %of ont i-s to :her
njts of tiie S4te Hospital for tile IIi
U act f . erott etIon of noenz
'n tis t , and to pun ih per:onT:
sa:e at certain to of the
An act to autho;ize" the constructo.
iaintenance and operation of teb'graph
aid telephone lines in hO State ot S'uth
Carolina, and to pr. 'ide for the assess
iment of just compensation for such
An act to prevent shooting upon the
NEWS FROM MAILA.
There is Some More - Harum Scarum
The Filipinos in front of Manila con
tinue to fire on our troops every chance
they get. During the past week they
have killed about ten of our men and
wounded three times as many more.
On Thursday morning an attempt
was made to rush through our extreme
left, near Caibocan, but it was promptly
checked by a hot and effective musket
ry, and artillery fire.
In the meantime small bodies of re
bels, spread out between the city and
the (utposts. Every available --
was sent to drive them away, wit :
result that there was desultory firi al
From 8 to 10.30 a. m., the i i ed
States double turreted monitor Y -:ad
nock joined in the engagement, h t-ling
10 inch shells over the Americar lines
into bodies of the enemy. as id i-ated
by the signal corps.
At 11 o'clock there were shard en
gagements at the Chinese cemetery and
at San Pedro Macati almost simultane
ously, but the artillery fire from bcth
positions drove the enemy back. From
the high towers of the city fires can be
seen burning at a dozen different points
outside. Some of these are probably
due the Monadnock's shells.
It is currently reported that the na
tives have threatened to burn Escolata
and the walled city tonight. Scores of
rebels have been arrested in the Londo
district. A band of 60 rebels, having
two carloads of arms and accout.emients
was captured in a house. Business is
Fire has been burning all day in the
Tondo district and has been clearing
the residents out of many houses in the
outskirts from which the enemy previ
ously fired on the Americans. A cloud
of smoke hovered over the city today,
eonveying the impression to the people
about the bay and in the outside dis
tricts that the whole city is burning.
The rebels between the city and the
outposts are being smoked out this af
ternoon and iriven toward the beach.
Sharpshooters at various parts of the
line are very annoying, but otherwise
there has been no further excitemnent
since the frustration of the mori:ing's
Lieut. Eugene S. French, of Co. L.
First Mlontana volunteers and Private
Oscar Felton. of Co. C, South Dakota
volunteers, were killed and two other
Dakotans were wounded
Unde~r date of Manila, Feb 24, Gen.
Otis cabled the war departmerat as fob
Sce'ndia arrived last night. On nights
of 21st and 22d anid yesterday morning
insurgent troops gained access to out
skirts of the city behind our lines. Mlaia
in hiding and about 1.00)0 entrencher
thiemselves. Completely routed y ester
day with loss of killed and wounded of
a bout 500 and 200 prisoners. Ouir los
very 'light. City qiet, confidence re
stoi ed. business progresssing. Otis.
FOUND HALF FROZEN.
A Curious Character Who Was Picked
Up in the Country.
A stranger in a strange laud, a Swede,
lay stranded in the city of Colu mbi:'
Wednesday morning, bis fingers fr'.t
bitten and swollen, himself half starn -
and half dead. The State says 'A d
nesday two geintlemen, living abouti
seven miles from town on the Camden
road, Messrs. Martin and Dennis brought
in a man whom they had found in the
woods near where they live. He had
been seen around that neighborhood for
a day or so and was in a half starved
concdition with his hands swollen and
his legs seemingly lame from exposure.
The poor fellow could not speak Eng
lish at all, but it was discovered that he
is a Swede, and Mr. Lind, who works at
Ruben's tailor shop and who is also a
Swede, was sent for to talk with him in
their niative tongue. The stranger had
been taken to the police station where
Mr. Lind held a conversation with him
The only information the strainger gave
was that his name is L. Getill, and that
he has been in this country only two
months. He declared the Swedes were
after him and requested Mr. Lind to tel
egraph the Swedish conel at Washing
ton that he was here and that he had
done nothing wrong. lie seemed to
thiuk the Swedes wanted to injure him
but would not say for what, only stat
ing that he had done nothing. Mr.
Lind sent the telegram as requested.
Mr. Lind was unable to get any further
information from Getill, thoug..h he hatd
another talk with him later in the
afternoon at the request of a reprcsen
tative of The State. The mtan had on
his person $10 in cash and a railraad
ticket from Washington to Jackson
Good for Linares.
Gen. Linares, who was in commaad
of the Spanish troops at Santiago at
the time of the capitulation has chal
lenged Count D'Almeas to a duel on ac
count of attacks the count made upon
him on Monday in the senate at Mad
GENERAL John M. Palmer, who ran
for the presidency in 1896 on the
Palmer and Buckner gold standard
ticket, has just been voted a pension
of $50 a rionth by the United States
TI E NEW L4 W
Relating to the Government of
the Several Counties.
AS IT FINALLY PASSED.
Some of the Counties Exempted
from Some of the Sections
of the New Act.
Considerable portion of the morning
se_'ionl of the L C t lst
we'k was devote d to pa-itn the cu
ty goivernmnent hill ;s prppared by .n
Tz '' a n -~' i
(ors SJIvingstonI. Gr oln .! IJOen
A liepreenutai' . J. J.-.nson.
BIN-lye. J-nkins, Daria and. r.
T.e iill with all l he eate :I'IaI
m-.nt- was ado-ed Isa't thIra .
She Oirangeb: r:..yare er a la i :~
claiia:: ai the aOri. of ta'. eawa
IV em:: 'aaoner wer' pleed tVI h::!h.
b.t1 h I e refua-I t-d to J j..oaiza toa
whic!(h maehr aua.e. a hijtch ian-i keep
ile entire b;- frma gi ngtijj throuL'h. 41
accounit oif the iited tim:e. Folloawis
is ihe~ bii:
'ectioi'n 1. That ian a't entitledi "Ana
act t,; provide f- the c.,uy govern
ileIt (if tle Various counties f this
State'," be, and the saine is hereby. re
enacted and amended so as to reari as
Section 1. That there shall be in each
of the counties of this State a county
board of comissioners, which shall be
cou posed of the county supervisor, who
shall be elected and hold office., as now
provided by law and two ,omnission
ers, v-ho shall be appointed by the gov
ernor upon the reco-nmendation of the
members of the general assembly from
the several counties, or a majority of
them, and whose term of office shall be
coterminal with that of the supervisor
with whom they are appointed to serve,
and until their successors shall be ap
pointed and qualified. Said commission
ers shall be commissioned by the secre
tary of state, as >ther county officers,
but without charge for their commis
sions: Provided, That in Pickens coun
ty the supervisor and the said commis
sioners shall each give bond in the sum
of $2,000 after the year 1900: Pro
vided, further. That in Sunmt'r county
six commissioners shall be appointed,
as aforesaid, who, with the county sup
ervisor, shall constitute the county
board of commissioners in said county:
Provided, further, That in Richlaad
county one commissioner shall be elect
ed in each township by the qualified
electors thereof at the next general elec
tion, and every two years thereafter,
and they shall hold office for two years
from election, and until their successors
shall be elected and qualified.
Provided, further, In the county of
York, there shall be appointed by the
governor, upon the recommendation of
the delegation in the general assembly,
three discreet persons in each township
one of whom shall be chairman of the
townsip board of commissioners, and
he shall attend the meetings of the
county board of commissioners at least
quarterly, and shall receive $15 per an
num, payable quarterly, for such at
tendance, and the said township board
shall be the township assessors for their
respective townships, and be paid the
perdiem and mileage herein provided.
Sec. 2. That said board shall meet at
the county seat at stated times, once in
each month, for the transaction of busi
ness, and a majority shall const'tute a
quorum. The county supervisor shall
be chairman of said board.
Sec. 3. That said countY board of
commissioners shall. in their several
and respective counties, have and exer
cise all the jurisdictio n, powers and
duties heretofore devolved by law upon.
the county suervisors, the county board
of commissioners and the township
boards of commissioners, under
the provisions of the law~s hereto
foare existing, providing for a system
o.f county government for the vari
-*us counties of the State: Provided.
i'hat no claim againast the count.y
shall be paid until it shall have beet
approved in writing by a miajozit:
.f saud boaard and entered in their mit
Sec. 4. That the county supervisar'
-af the various counties shali rece.iv
annual salariesg. ptayahle as now provid
d by law. :os follows: A bheville. $90a,
per annum utit Jan. 1st, 1901. anad af
-.-r that time $700) pt'r annum; Aikaen.
$500); A nde'r-ou. $800; Bamaberg. 66a00:
Barnawell. $80aa; 1e.auifort .U0(; 1- rke
icy. $S500; Charle ston, "-1.00 CalD hero
kee, $500: Chester. St); Chesterfi- 1i.
$6110; Clarendonr. $1600; Colleton, $)00;
Dalington. $600; Dorches'ter, N400:
Edgefield, $300. after the 1st of Jana
nary, 1901; Fairfield. $650; Florence.
$600; Geortown, $750; Greenville. $M 0;
Greenwooad. $700: Provided, The sup
ervisor shall spend his whole time on
the roads and in the covnty; Hampton.
s60;oo Horry, $300; Kershaw, $750;
Lancaster, $300; Laurens, $600; Lex
a.gnu. $2000; M1arion. $800; 31arlbor".
600; New berry, $750; Oconee. $500:
Orangeburg. $S800; Picke's, $200, after
the year 1900; Richland. $900: Spar
anburg, $1,000: Saluda, $100: Sumter.
600; Union, $(00; Williamsburg. $600;
Lork, $600, after the 1st of January.
Sec. 5. That said commuissioners
shall each receive from their respoetive
counties, as compensation for their ser
vices, the sum of $3 per day, not ex
eeding 2rj days in any year, except in
Saluda, where they shall not exceed 35
days in any year; arnd in Newberry
county, where the per diem shall not
exceed $50: and in Chesterfield and
Clarendon counties, where they shall
receive $2 per day, and 5Scents permile
for each mile in going to and returning
from the meetings of the board at the
court house: and in Greenville, Lancas
ter and Sumter counties, where they
shall receive $2 per day for not exceed
ing 25 days; and in Sumter county,
mileage not exceeding 5 cents per a~ile
in going to and returning fromn thec
court house by the reare.a rvu:e to at
tend the miee:iings of aboard : andr 1a
Fairtield con'ay. here they shall re
eive $2 jaer day, nat exeaeding35 days.
.Ud in 1tackens county, where they shall
each receive $200 per~ 'ainn after the
year 1900: and ini spartaalourg county.
wera they shall receive $2.50 per day
for not exceeding 50 days, and 5 cents
per mile for each milc of necessary trav
el on official duty.
Sec. 6. That said boards may in each
of the counties named in this section.
and no others, elect a clerk, who shall
perform the duties of secretary. and be
paid an annual salary as now provided
by law, to be fixed by the board, not
exceeding in the several counties the
sums hereinafter named. towit: Aik en,
200; Anderson, $150; Barnwell, $250);
Berkeley, 20; Charleston, $300: Cher
okee, $100; Clarenadon, $150; Colleton,
$150 Darli'ugton, $50: Dorcheste.r,$I100;
Edgeliild, Sj350afterist January-. 1901,
Florence, $150; Georgetown. $104);
Grenvilic, $250; Greenwood, $150;
10 Laun. 8$150: Marion. -200;
0: 0. ; Oran :Zebu: I, 1 ; ik
enls, I1. ; ie lm! 3 0 S1ar-1Af
Uni. 3 Wi i iu. : York.
t Prevtdpc Tia 1ti Newh)r111
th d.uties df cerk wit hout Id-:ion
al cop:tt. Proviled, further.
That in Greenville -ounty the clerk
:,Al aoi' ted by the supervisor.
7. ThaLt. cx:ept as lcreinfter
provided. the towjnship boords of com
reistioners are abvl'o lied. and the du
tics heretofore perft oried by said town
ship boards of c4)omiuissioners and the
c-ourty oadi of commissioners. reht
tive to tle-valuation. assement und re
iurn of projerty for taxatioi be, an.
the name are hereby, devolved up.
townshii boil rds of assessors. special
boaris if asses for eith.-s ad WWII
aS n-W providcl by law. andt the cuint
boa3rd 0f L""< ; : iti1 1. w ich saIdN t"wn
Ship aw- Ie -il budani shall be :i
pill--td V ry two year' by the govern
or, upon the e in of tho
niImber, of thl teneral ce 1nI'y n
them: anid ilv ir :Jie s all iDL conitil:u
t4m niutltei uesossa b.
n t l a'. I Tuiti: nd tfhe chair
01'. of e'ah o' ai.d bo rds shall be. ex
110 a u l11 of the county board fi
eq.lizat i: Provided. Th:tt ill New
a a.d Plckeni coities the town
s iai ton' t b ard-' siall be appoint.
ed b:. dlh aulitor; and in Spartanburg
C-Ulnty. they ldli be appoitl:ed by the
conuiy board of comuiission:ers. The
tembers of each of baid boards shall re
caive, as a compensation for tie per
formance of i heir duties, $1 per day for
for not exceeding five daN s in any year
on each of said boards, and 5 cents per
mile for cach mile of necessary travel
on official duty; except in Fairfield
county, where the number of days for
each of said boards shall not exceed
three, and the members of the township
boards shall have no mileage; Provided,
That in Greenville county the township
assessors herein provided for shall also
perform the duties of township commis
sioners, as now constituted for said
county; and in Spartan burg county said
township assessors shall also perform
the duties of township commissioners,
as now provided by law, and, as such,
shall be subject to the supervisory con
trol of the couuty board of commission
ers. and shall receive for performing
such duties, to be paid out of the road
fund of their respective townships, $1
per day and 5 cents per mile for each
mile of necessary travel on official duty,
not exceeding in :e aggregate the sum
of $15 in any year to each member, not
including his compensation as a mem
ber of the township board of assessors,
or of the county board of equalization:
Provided further, That neither of said
boards shall let any contract to any
member of either of said boards.
Sec. 8. That the provisions of this
act, except those of sections 4 and 6.
shall not apply to the following named
counties, to wit: Bamberg, Barnwell,
Beaufort. Charleston, Cherokee. Ches
ter,,Kershaw, Hampton and Oraogeburg.
Sec. 9. That sections 1 and 2 of an
act approved 9th March, 1S96, entitled
"4An act to amend sections 2375, 2376
and 2402, of Vol. 1, revised statutes of
1893," be and the same are hereby, re
Sec. 10. The county beard of comn
missione~s shall have the same rights
and duties with reference to-the prepa
tion of jury lists as are now devolved by
law upon the present county boards of
commissioners. in the county of Aiken
the juries shall be listed and drawn by
the auditor, the treasurer and the clerk
of the court, without extra charge; and
they are hereby declared to be the board
of jury commissioners for such purpose,
with all the pewers devolved by law
upon such boards.
Sec. 9. That this act shall go into
effect upon its approval, and all acts
and parts of acts inconsistent with the
provisions of this act be, and the same
are hereby, repeaied.
Pleasures of Farm Life.
The person who does not love life in
the country has lost the best part of hti
nature by being cast out of the gardenI
of Eden. at an early period of life, to
be reared artificially on the sights.
ounds and smi.lls of the streets. alleys
and sewers i-f some city. He knows
n-~ hing of re-al home life- cities have
cerv little, as a rule, only numibet's
amI14 so. tueh a stroet. He has very lit
de sense of homne jo~ys a'nd affections:
'he nur4 air and water of the counjtr~:
its hily quietudes; its gentle appieals to
all the senses; its solitude~s, where tu
lult and mob never intrude; its de
oghiful wools; its sports and pleasures;
ts love and friendships, undefiled b.,
he dust and grime of crowded tene
tettts and throaged thoroughfares; its
sared privileges and seclusion-; it
:eiure; its freedonm and independence
frotm the intrusions and demands of
nurrying urban life and its sacred ex
emptions from the gross contacts anti
associations of the bustling and should
ering streets--all these, and more akin
to them, make the rural existence a
perpetual delight, undefied by the con
ditions that attend the constant pres
sure of mixed and crowded population.
he farm is not a bonar'zi but it feeds
the world. To one accustomed. its la
ors are eas y and healthy; its incidents
interesting: its rests. its changes and
relaxations with exchanges of visits.
avays full of recreation; its crops en
age continual care and attention. with
'aly vicissitudes c-f weather. with
promise of fruitism, and at the last
wtt garnered crops. it affords ye.
plenty. w ith a roaring lire under youi
own rootf-happy of being monarch of
all you survey. despite the struggle.
for bread in the cities and never end
ig exertions and woes insep~arable
from style and silly rivalries. Go back
to the country, young mau' Seize the
1pl0w and become an independcnt and
happy man. though you may miiss
wealth. fashion and luxury.
Wise Words of H. W. Grady.
When every farmer in the South shall
at bread from his own fielIds and meat
fcom his own pastures, and, disturbed
by no creditor and enslaved by no debt,
shall ait amidst his teeming gardens
and orchards and vineyards and dairy
and barn-yard, pitching his crops in
his own wisdom and growing themi in
independence, making cotton his clean
surplus. and selling it in his own time
and in his chosen market, and not at a
master's bidding-getting his pay in
cash, and not in a receipted mortgage
that'discharges his freedon-then shall
be the breaking cif the fullness of our
day. Great is King Cotton; but to lie
at his feet while the ursurer and grain
raiser bind us in subjection is to invite
thec contempt of man and the reproach
of God. But to stand up before him
aid the crops and smokehouses, wrest
frim him the magna chiarta of our inde
pendence, and to establish in his name
an amp!c and diversified agriculture
Ithat shall honor him while it enriches
us-this is to carry us as far in tihe way
Iof happin-ss and independence as the
farmer, working in the fullest wvisdomi
and in the richest field, can carry ally
WANT TO HANG TIIE
The Sparish overr ent and
GeneraS Fmely Critic:sed.
HOT TIMES IN OLD MADRID.
One Member of the Czrtes Wants
to Know Why no Gener
al or Admiral Has
Tie Spanish Core- raIiezdtc at
.,i drid oN . ;I f h1,t w.ek., ani
hOre wa a um r *e -iure. Theoli
1: were. lp:1-ied. with an! exptm
r sd. the r. not-~apone
ie Srntc va4 very fuli, hard]% a
Se.or .\onturo lios prcCierid of tiw'
a e. t opoithg the prceediigz pro
u ne-d a eulh., uponI .\. Faure. and
a resdlationa of condo'ence% with France
was adopted unanir:ou1y.
Setnor Sagsta, the premier. then
propostd to refer the bill 1providing for
the cession oF the Philippines to the
Untited States to a eicial committee,
but this the Cons rvytives protested
ainst. d.eluring that the bill ought
to he con(cintiouily discussed, aid
an1d Stor Saaata withdrew his pro
Count D'Almenas then brought up
the questiou of the conduct of the gen
erals engaged in the war ia Cuba, de
claring that Gen. Primo de Rivera.
Gen Weiler. Gen. Blanco, Admiral
Cervera and Gen. Linares had proved
failures. This declaration elicited
much applause from the public galleries
in consequence of which several of the
spectators were expelled from the
Observing that he would deal with
the "shameful capitulation of Santiago'
Count D'Almenas asked !Ce house
whether he should proceed and was
answered with cries of "yes" and "no"
and a general uproar ensued. A repe
tition of the query provoking still
greater tumult. Seuor Sagasta rose and
defended the government and it-s
Spanish peace commission. I he pre
mier criticised America's "unjustified
conduct- and said that everything
might be discussed except the war, be
cause the cases of the generals were
Count DAlmenas resumed his attack
upomn the generals and complained that
'-ive months had elapsed and not a
single general had been shot." This
aave rise to another tumult and Count
D'Almenas was called to order. Again
he asked why the generals who capitu
lated had not been executed. It is
quite true, he declarEd, that the army
is an army of lions led by asses. Capt.
Gen. Blanco's administration in Cuba
was deplorable. he said, but was not
responsible fcr the surrender of Santi
Recriminations continued between
Count YAlmenas and Lieut. Gen. Cor
rea. the minister of war. and there was
renewed diaorder. Then Gen. Primo
de Rivera arose and denounced Count
D'Almnenas as a contemptible calumi
Gen. Blanco followed, defending the
generals and accepting full responsibil
ity for events in Cuba during his comn.
mand in the island.
Gen. Barges also denounced Count
D'Almenas as a caluaminator.
After a promise on the part of Count
D'Almenas to produce proofs of his
assertions tomorrow, the senate ad
In the chamber a resolution of con
dolence with France over the death of
President Faure was unanimously
Senor Silvela, leader of the dissident
Conservatives, moved a vote, sig.ned b)s
he Conservative depuoties. een:-urinu
this government for its indifference to
the country's troubles.
Senor Annis in secondint the mnotion
--nouniced the miiitry for aeceptio:
the war through fear of the Carlists.
and declare:d tha; the country was no'w
oiffering the com~equenes of the gev
erniment's pusilia nimnity. He proceeded
o detail the lack of preparation and of
war materials, and charged the govern
nent with r,-sponsibilities for the sur
r,-nder of santiago, "which they or
dered. although the garrison there num
oered 23.000 and there was suffieient
provisions in the place for three
mouths." 'Ihis declaration created a
Ii proof that the government was re
-pousible for tho. surrender of Cuba
snor Annix read telegrams from Sonor
.easta and Lieut. Gen. Correa to Gen.
Blanco ordering the surrender of Cuba
as a nwans of saving Puerto Rico and
the Ptzilipines and ptreserving order in
lie also read Gen. Blanco's telegram
in reply, opposing the surrender, but
agreeing to obey the government's or
Senor Annix added that President
McKinley had telegraphed to Gen.
Shafter that the surrender of Santiag'
had been arranged with the Madriti
.:overnment, and that, therefore, he
must make a Sort of sham attack.
Capt. Aunon. minister of marine, in
:erposed at this point, saying he believ
ed this story to be incorrect. wheteupon
Senor Annix repeated the statement
that Premier Saitasta had ordered the
sturrenoler of Cuba in order to save the
Why Men Don't Miarry.
The extravagant theory of' the young
people, as to the necessity for keepin;:
up a certain style is the reason why so
many of them put off mnarriage year af
ter year. and tinally drift into the ir
remnediable stae of celibacy. G irls with
out fortunes are supported in idleness
and luxury by over indulent pirents
and expect to be thus cared for after
marriage. Th1e annual co'~t of such a
girl's maintenance is more than the in
come of a young man, unless he be ex
eeptionally fortunate. The fault lies
with parants. Unless they are pre
pared to give a fortune with a daughter
when she marries, they have no muitral
rigzht to make her unfit for the position
of wife in the home of a young man
who has his fortune to make. And
tis is not a trivial mi-take, for it is a
great and irereesing source of personal
unha~ppiness, and it inev itably promotes
immoraliy Insead of thousands of
bauclors and soinsters in boarding-I
houses in cities, there should be thous
anus of maodest haomes, in which y-oung
arried couptles would be helping each
other to realize the dreams of their
youth. The old- fashioned virtue, thrift.
domestic economy. saving up for arainy
day, needs a revival, not especially i
the homes of the very poor, hut in
those who have fair incomes and whoe
ambition to make a show prompllts themi
to adopt the habits and the ways of the
The fact that there are just as good
fish in thle sea as evcr were eaught is
ratihet encouraging to the piscatorial
Makes the food more deli
ROYAL BAIN Pw
GOOD FOR HEALTH.
Ten Commanldmen ts of the French in
Regard to Habits of Living.
1. Be teuiperate in labor, calm in
thouJht an'i spirit. G to extremes in
11,)hiwzg, but lid to muderations in all
usiings. In these conditions are the
fouudaions of a harmonmous life.
2. Live as much as possible in the
fresh air and suushine, in a healthful
place, and avoid uuwhAlesomne hunses
3 Eat moderately of simple fo..d
-u-ted t)> tie i.eds of the body, wheth
er givcu to sedentary ph3sical labor
ana to the season and climate. Eat
.lowly and be agreeable at the table.
Let the daily meetings with friends and
laimily be a joyous one.
4. I'ake sufficient exercise of body
and mind for all needs, but avoid ex
ccss and physical straits, draughts,
5. Keep the body clean by baths and
the bkiu well exercised and tough by
friction, with now and then a sun bath.
6. Dress so that the body will be
well protected, but also so that there
will be perfect freedom of motion. Do
not in the prime of manhood dress too
warmly, nor in old age too scantily.
7. dleep in a well ventilated room,
and sleep long enough to allow the
bodily waste of yesterday to be repair
ed. Do not, however, spend more
time in bed than is necessary for this
S. Drink pure water-that which is
free from the germs of disease, or of
some equally wholesome drink.
9. Attend to all the functions of na
ture, .so that waste and poisonous mat
ter will not accumulate in the system.
Here is a source of untold harm. Take
the directions of life philosophically,
and do not be too elated over its suc
eesses, or depressed over its failures.
Do your best and rest satisfied.
10. Avoid all pursuits which enslave
the mind or keep it in a fever of un
wholesome excitement, or discourage
ment and depression. Do not live
alone, or become pessimistic, nor sour,
but cultivate joyousness and seek that
perfection of nation which is within
Let Whiskey Alone.
The Greeenville News has been in
terviewing a prosperous young farmer
of its county and reports, among other
things: "One thing more you ought to
tell farmers," he said as he was leaving:
"I like whiskey, but I'm land hungry.
I want more land, I figured out years
ago that with very inoder.ate drinking
I'd drink an acre of good land every
year. So I quit. At the end of the
year I tell myself I'm just an acre ahead
it $25 an acre by not drinking. I find
when I put it to my neighbors that way
it makes 'oim think. You tell farmers
to think about land every time the3y
start to buy whiskey and calculate how
much real estate they are drinking or
giving away.' S'me men, who are not
farmers, could accumulate a goodl~y
plantation every ye'ar by the indicated
plan, as there is good land in the State
to be had for only two or three dollars
an aere'; but the News goes on to say:
"As the farmer left he was chuckling
over the story of Bob 31eans's Alliance
corn patch. 3Mr. M1eans says when
the Alliance was first organized he
marked off a ten-acre tield of corn ann
-iermined that he would work it only
while his neighbors were attending Al
iarnce meetings and looking after poli
ies. His scheme fell through because
ite found he was working his corn to
There is a story in Southern waters
about a strange sort of banana, grown
in dark Hayti, which neither ripens
nor gives sustenance to the hungry
The Mole St. Nicholas, home of many
weird things, Is responsible for the
yarn, and the worst of it is that there's
an element of truth in It.
A despatch boat running to the Mole
with war news after the marines land
ed at Guantanamo was short of sup
plies. The steward bought a bunch of
green bananas, and hung them up to
ripen, as was the custom afloat. A
week passed and they were still green.
Heavy seas washed over the craft, and
the bananas, falling on deck, were
washed about inl the brine.
Then the steward hung them up
again to ripen. Another week saw the
despatch boat at the Mole again. The
bananas had not changed. Some one.
In anger, hurled them overhoard. An
hour later a boatman picked them up
and tried to sell them to the steward.
He was driven away, but another de
spatch boat bad ari'ived, and when it
sailed the same bunch hung in the sun
on its deck.
A third boat bought the same bunch
a fortnight later, and then there ran
through the newspaper fleet a story
that this was a property bunch of
bananas of uncertain age, which had
been sold to innocent visitors to the
Mole from time immemorial. And
maybe it's true.
IHoteis and Ifickers.
"Confound a kicker, anyhow," said a
quiet gentleman at the counter of a
hotel, after a good specimen of the
trice had given an exhibition and re
tired. "Why the dickens does a fellow
want to make himself so disagreeable?
When anything about a house dis
pleases me seriously I simply pay my
bill and go somewhere else. A com
plaint is both foolish and useless. It is
a nuisance to the guests, an annoyance
to the management, and the employe
complained of is almost certain to do
something to get even. The best plan,
as I say, is to hold your tongue and get
out." When the quiet gentleman had
sauntered away the clerk took an inn
ing. "That's just the kind of guest that
hotels dread." he declared earnestly.
"They ruin more houses than all the
kickers put together. They don't give
us a chance to repair anything wrong,'
but go away and give us a black eye all
over' the country, and their reputation
for 'never kicking' lends great weight
to whatever they say. No hotel service
is perfect. Such a big machine is cer
tan to be slipping cogs continually,
and we like to be told about it. Of
course there are some donkeys who
make a habit of complaining without
special cause on the theory that it se
cures them better treatment than the
other guests obtain. Such fellows are
a nuisance, but they are infinitely pre
ferable to the guests who leave with
out notifying us what is wrong "
cious and wholesome
R CO., NEW YORK.
TO CROSS THE CHANNEL
A Curlons Iailroad to Be Constructed Be
tL'een Dover and Calais.
One of the projects for which a
scheme is periodically cropping up on
the other side of the Atlantic is a
means of communication other than
by steamboat between England and
France. A few years ago Sir Edward
Watkin's proposal to run a tunnel
underneath the English channel was
heavily backed by capitalists, and at
one time seemed to have some chance
of being put through. But the popular
fear that it might be an awkward
thing to have such a highway to the
English coast open to the French army
in case of war. and the opposition
brought to bear from the war office,
swamped the undertaking. The latest
idea that has been brought to the at
tention of the authorities InLondonand
Paris is to secure a passage for trains
without going to the cost of a bridge or
the danger of a tunnel. Not long ago
an electric road was constructed at
Brighton. the rails of which were cov
ered at high tide. This, however.
made no difference to the operation of
the car. which was raised high on Iron
stilts and propelled by current derived
from a trolley running on a line of
poles parallel to the track. In the new
scheme for cressing the channel this
method has been copied. It is propos
ed to lay rails on a track about fifteen
feet below water level and convey the
strain between Dover and Calais on a
tower-like structure running on these
rails In the bed of the straits. The
train platform would be about 500 feet
long and fifty feet wide, carried on
five steel columns on each side, and
these would be braced to and support
ed on a submerged platform on the
series of rails, which would be 100
feet wide. Steam engines and dyna
mos on the train platform would pro
vide the power for rotating the train
wheels on the lower platform. The
estimated cost of the undertakint ie
$70,000,000. and the line Is to be com
pleted in five years.
HIS SUCCESS IN LIFE.
One Man's Luck Attributed to a Pair of.
0. K. Swayze. a millionaire of To
peka, Ks.. is the possessor of a pet
superstition and is not ashamed to own
"To what Influencees do you owe
your success in life?" Mr. Swayze was
asked one day.
"To a pair of old boots,' replied the
millionaire. "I allude to the old boots
that I once lent to Susan B. Anthony."
One snowy night -in the early .70s
Miss Anthony, making her way to the
office of the Leavenworth Times after
a lecture, presently became aware that
the snow had soaked through her cloth
Miss Anthony walked into the com
posing room and demanded the loan
of a pair of boots in these words:
"Boys, will any of you lend me a pair
of boots? My feet are wet with the.
snow and ice."
Out of the crowd stepped one young
man, carrying a pair of boots in his
hand. Miss Anthony accepted them
with a laugh, saying. "Who knows
but that these may be an omen of
good luck for both of us?"
"I was the young man," says Mr.
Swayze, "and from that hour every
thing seemed to come my way. Noth
ing but good luck has followed me.
Can I be blamed for indulging In the
harmless fancy that the loan df the
boots may have been the beginning of
A Wrongr Diagnosis.
The young man who sat with both
feet on a table gazing at a bookcase
full of leather-covered volumes, did
not seem exactly happy, in spite of the
liesurely comfort of his attitude.
"What's the matter?" Inquired the
friend who had been trying to engage
him in conversation. Got the blues?"
"I'll tell you what you want to do.
You want to come with me to the thea
"Why, for recreation. You want to
get your mind off your business."
"No. You've diagnosed the case
wrong. I don't get through more than
two pages of one of those books before
some piano-organ comes along and be
gins playing a tune that I've got to
whistle in concert with it, whether I
want to or not. By the time I've
taken a fresh start and gotten half
way through another paragraph, some
man comes along with a hammer and
begins to play the Anvil Chorus on a
long Iron stringer over by that new
building. And before my Intellect has
groped along a few sentences further
somebody drops in and tells me a fun
ny story. T hats all a mistake about
a man's wanting to get his mind off
his business. What I need is some
thing that will assist me in spiking
my mind right down to business, so
that every little tiling that comes along
won't be suffilent to jar it loose.
Si k From shellinsh.
Silk is obittined from the shellfish
known as the anlytilidae), which is
found in theC Mediterranean. This
shelltish has the power of spining a
viscid silk which in Sicily is made Into
a regular and very handsome fabric.
The silk is spun by the shellfish, In the
irst instane. ror the purpose of at
taching itself to the rocks. It Is able
to guide the delicate filaments to the
proper place and there glue them fast,
and if they are cut away It can re
The material when gathered (which
Is done at low tide) is washed In soap
and water, dried, straightened and
carded. one pound of the coarse fila
ment yielding about three ounces of
fine thread. which when spun Is of a
lovely burnished golden brown color.
Larg-st Flower in the World.
The largest flower in the world, it
is said, is the bolo, which grows on the
Island of Mindanno. one of the Philip-'
pine group. It has five petals, measur
ing nearly a yard in width, and a
single flower has been known to weigh
twenty-two pounds. It grows on the
highest plunaele of the land, about
2000 feet above the level of the sea.
We Are Frog Eaters.
From tihe present indications Ameri
a will soon be outdoing France in the
consumption of frog flesh. The city
of New York alone consumes 600,000
"hamis" of frogs during the year.
These delicacies are now sold in tin
boxes like other conserved meats.
Plenty of Gold.
The gold contained in the medals,
vessels, chains and other objects pre
served in the vatican would make more
gold coin than the whole of the present
A Bird Habit.
Among the many mysteries of bird
migration is the fact that over-sea
journeys are generally conducted In
the darkness and invariably against a
About 1,300,000 pounds of piCkles and
sauces are exported yearly from Eng