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NEW CONTRACT LAW
As lt Finally Passed tho Legisla- '
ture On Last Day.
Runners mid Others Interested in
This I,my Should Head it Over
Among (ho few important acts or
general application passed by tho
legislature which has just, completed'
itu strictly legislative duties is that,
on tho subject of tann labor, Which
roads as follows:
Section I. That any person who
?hall hereafter contract with another
to render him personal service of any
kind, and shall thereafter fraudu
lently, or with malicious intent to
injure his employer, fail or, ref use to
render such service as agreed upon,
?lian be deemed guilty of a misde
Soc. 2. Thal any person who shall
hereafter contract to receive from an
other personal service of any kind,
and to compensate him therefor, and
shall thereafter fraudent ly, or with
malicious intent to Injure his em
ploye, fail or refuse to make com
pensation as agreed upon shall he
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Soc. 3. That the failure of either
party to such contract to perform tho
obligation assumed by him thereun
der, without sufficient cause, and to
the injury ol' the ot her shall he prima
lacie evidence, In prosecutions under
sections I und 2, that he violated
Such contract. fraudently and with
malicious intent to injure the other
Sec. 4. That any person who shall
hereafter contract with another to
render personal sorvlco of any kind
to him, and shall theron flor fraudent-1
ly, or with malicious intent to injure
tho employer, procure advances, in
money or other things of value, from
him, with intent not to render the
se rr ico agreed upon, and who shall
thereafter, with like Intent, fail or
refuse to perform tho servicie agreed
upon, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor. Proof of tho fact that
the employe (Mitered into the con
tract, procured advances, and failed
or refused to complete the cont raitt,
without sufficient causo, to the injury
of th? employer, shall he prima facto
evidence of the offense herein do
?#>vMi*?ri ptirl floolnred M mtsdf?n?ennnt'
employe, receive. Lue Duneln oi BUCH
service, in whole or in part, and willi
liko intent fail or refuse to moko
th compens?t ion or advances agreed
upon shall he deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor. Proof of the fact that
tlu; employer entered into tho con
tract, received tho benefit of the em
ploye's services, in whole or in part,
and failed to make the compensation
agreed upon, without sufficient
<?au.se, to the injury of lim employe,
shall ho prima fade evidence of the
offense herein described and declar
ed a misdemeanor.
Sec. 6. The contracts referred lo
in this Act may be either verbal ol
in writing; they most be executed
with tlu- formalities required by Sec.
Hon :t.r)r., Criminal Code, A. D. 1902;
if Verbal, they must be witnessed hy
at least two disinterested witnesses,
ot related by blood or marriage with
in the sixth degree, to either party;
and the terni ol' servile contracted
for must be for a dell ll Ito time, not
exceeding one year. All such con
tracts shall be valid only between the
Original parties thereto; and any at
tempted transfer or assignment of
any rights thereunder shall be null
Sec. 7. That if either party to any
written contract herein referred to
desirOS to avail himself of the bene
fits of this Act against third parties
lie shall cause the same to lie indexed
in the office ol the Register of Mesno
Conveyances or the clerk of the
Court, (wlo re the office ol' Uoglsler
of Mesno CoUveyanco does not ex
ist.) of (he counly in which said la
bor or servile is to be performed,
within ten days from (he date of
i tho cotnract; and such indexing shall
constitute oolite to all third parties.
Such index shall show the names of
the employer and the laborer, tho
date of the contract and dale ol' its
termination, and tho location and
name of (he place or places whereon
the said service or labor is lo be per
formed. The clerk of (ho court, ol
die Register of Moalie Conveyance.;,
as the case may be, shall end rse lils
Officiai CertlflcatO, nod the date of
tiling to be indexed upon every such
contract filed under (he provisions
of this Act and his only fcc for the
samo shall hf five cents for each
Contract, And the clerks of court
or Registers of Conveyances, as the
case may be, in all the counties of
tho State, shall provide a book for
indexing such contracts, which shall
be plainly labeled "Index Labor Con
SIM:. R. That upon conviction In a
court of competent jurisdiction of
any person charged willi any viola
tion of (his Ad, tho person so con
victed ; Ililli he punished by a tine liol
less (han lu only live dollars and not
exceeding one hundred dollars, or by
Imprisonment not less than twenty
days and not exceeding thirty days
for each Off00SO! Provided, That there
Hhall ho no prosecution under thin
Act unless tho arrest warrant ohall ho
Issued within thirty dayB from tho
commission of tho offonse.
Sec. 9. That this Act ls not in
tended und shall not ho construed to
protect any of tho partlos to, or pun
ish tho violation of, any contract or
matter connected therewith, where
the Inducement or consideration ot"
such contract is money or other thing
of value, advanced to or for tito em
ploye prior to tho commencement of
service thereunder. All such contracts
aro hereby prohibited and declared
null and void
Sec. IO. That all Acts and parts
of Acts Inconsistent with this Act be,
and.the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. tl. That this Act shall go in
to effect immediately upon tho ap
proval of tho governor.
"Here ls an Interesting lind." said
Lecoq the detective. "lt is a bur
glar's notebook, instructions for the
burglarious young. Listen t ml I'll
read you some extracts."
Ho opened tho llttlo yellow book
"To koop front sneezing close eye
and open mouth ami press upper Iii)
till desire vanishes,
"Uso turpentine to drill Iron If it
"Tut hard soap into cut when saw
leg off padlocks.
"Black tho face when doing Job
mid carry soap and piece of mirror
lo wash off willi; also carry towel
"Pul rubber washer on bottom of
iiso to make soundless.
"Carry vial of tincture of arnica
Tor cuts and bruises.
"Try all chisels before using.
"Uso electric lamp, never the old
fashioned ntl lantern.
"To break window, cut with dia
mond and then spread thick white
lead on (launel and press from.
"Hold lamp always at arin's leng
th when lit. Then, ir lt ls shot at
iou will not be hit
More Iban Merely Discreet,
There is a Chicago lawyer who.
his colleagues a , er, has a positive
genius for malapropos suggestion io
his wituesses on tho stand, says
Recently this lawyer was counsel
in a suit tor divorce, wherein he wai
examining a woman who had taken
tho stand in behalf of the plaintiff
"Now, madam," began lue altor
noy, who is always savin", the wrong
thing, "repeat the slanderous state
ments made by Ibo defendant JU
Mensure tor Mensure.
"And the name ls to be -" asked
the suave minister as he approached
the font with the precious armful of
fat and flounces,
"Augustus Phillp Ferdinand Cod
I Huton Chesterfield Livingston "
"Dear, dear!" Turning to the sex
I ton : "A little moro w ater. Mr. Per
kins, if you idease." London Tit
Only Parrot Talk.
Abrose Austin, an Knglish musician,
had a parrot, on one occasion tho
late duke of Edinburgh, KOP of Queen
Victoria, spoke to it Thereupon the
parrot angrily said, "You're a snob!"
to tho horror of its loyal owner anil
the delight ol' his royal highness.
ROTATK Vol K CHOPS.
d'oud Advice to (''armers From One
of Their Number.
Cow peas, $2.00 per bushel; yel
low turnips, $1.00; sweet potatoes,
$1.25; seed oats. $1.00; seed wheat.
$1.40; common hay, $1.00 per hun
dred and norn no doubl will bring
$1.00 on time in thlS Stale. Any one
or till of these crops can ho grown in
great abundance on any farm in
j South Carolina without tho use ol
> common for! Mixers,
Tw?lyo to ll ft (ion cents colton is
not In ii along w p h those crops, says
Mr. j. C. St ri bl lng. You are com
pelled to hold and fight for (Ifteen
cents cotton. We are now gelling
tho above prices without holding or
righting for it. Besides more nol pro
fits oil some of these Crops, cow peas,
hay, small grain and turnips all leave
tho land richer in humus after the
crops come off than before planting.
Noss here, listen, if you don't io
into your crops more, you will have
to rotate yourself by moving off tho
farm or starve out yourself along
with your lands. Surely you can
chango your way of farming easier
than you can move out.
THBlCIO MMN Kl,i.i?I>
In a frightful Bear Mud Crash of Two
Three moil were killed in a fright
ful rear-end crash between I! freight
tra hm on the Nesv York, New Haven
and Hartford railroad's Harle.)
brunch just south of th". Bnrtow sta
tion Wednesday. A heavily loaded
freight got beyond control on a down
grado and run into the rear of anoth
er freight Jusl ahead. The conductor
of tho Hist freight train was lu the
Caboose, and was. instantly killed.
Tho engineer and fireman on the en
gine ol the second freight were pin
ned in tho wreckage and killed.
A LlTTIiH SERMON?
It \Tn* Agafnat Hin Principie? to
Werk On th? ?Sabbath.
Bishop Thomas Uowniau, un tho
celebration at Orang? of his ninetieth
birthday, upolu? wisely of religious
"The oidor one grows," said tba
famous Methodist bishop, "the moro
oue disregards the little, unimpor
tant, uuelesss things thal separate
ono denomination from another. Ono
I1.X08 ono's mind on the great things
that bind all d?nominations together.
And they who, neglecting tho great
things, neglecting charity and up
rightness, and honor, wrangle over
small denominational differenced,
seem to an old man as absurd us tho
Taoist nnd the Shintoist.
"Perhaps you know the story.
"A Taoist 1 think it was a Tao
ist-once foll down ? well, and a
Shintoist or some such poison -
ran at full speed to his assist anco.
" 'Oh, brother,' cried the Shintoist,
leaning over tho well-curb, be of
good cheer. A I ad de I is ul hand, and
I shall have you out III a jiffy.'
"The Taoist was paddling about
in the dark down below, up to nis
chin In the Icy water.
" 'No, no,' ho grunted, puffing
painfully. 'Fetch no ladder, bro
thor. PH climb no ladder today,
for this ls Tuesday, the day conse
crated by all true believers to the
"Aghast, tho Shintoist po u rod
down prayers and arguments mto
Hie well; but prayers and arguments
alike were ol no avail with the de
vout Taoist. The other, obliged to
leave the man to his fate, departed
sadly shaking his head at the sound
of tho grunts, puffs ami splashes
which ascended from tho blackness
"The next morning toe Shintoist
returned to the will. Ile peer.id
over curiously. Yes, the Taoist was
still Ibero. The noise id Ids struggles
still rose up.
" 'Ho, brother,1 shouted Ibo Shin
toist, 'ls all well with sou below''
" 'All ls well,' replied the Taoist,
In a very wonk voice; 'bul 1 pray
you, brother, fetch that laddei ai
"The Shintoist throw up his hands
in shocked surprise.
" 'Fetch a ladder today" he cried.
'Heave' forbid! Don't you know tint
this I' i.inosday, the Shintoist Sab
"So saying, the Shintoist departed,
leaving the Taoist Plowing and
splashing in tho well."
Husband (*? they arrive at tho
station a minute too lat,M If you
hadn't taken so much time with your
toiiot, we shouldn't have boon loo
Wife And If you hadn't made nie
run. we wouldn't have t<> wait so
long for tho next train! Transat
A dolt for Him.
Miss Kllabolle Mao Doolittle, HM
LoOQVllle poole.-.',, ?d', e. , ; . ci;, .si,iud
ched a young man at a dance ill?
Othor bight, remarks tho Denver
Post. Miss Doolittle, when Hie lad
inst became fashionable, was oper
ated on for appendicitis, and tho
young man know this. I n a waltz
she had with him lie said:
"Miss Doolittle, it seems lo ino von
dance better simo you had your ap
pendix cut out."
"ls that so?" replied tho gi ?at
''Yes," he said.
l'W?ll,'' came from Mix? F.llabdl?
Mae, ' why don't you have yours -nt
When She "liaised ' Him.
Act niling to the Watchword a
young man who hud not been mar
ried long, remarked at the dinner
table the other ?lay:
"My dear, 1 wish yon could make
bread such as mother used to make."
Tie brido smiled, and answered
In a voice that did not crombie:
' Well, dear, I wish you could
make tho dough thal father used to
The IMiul Way.
"I reelevod a lot of rejected manu
scripts today," said Titulars!).
"Dbl you?" replied lila friend, 'i
had no Idea you had an ambition to
shllio as an author."
"Not exactly that," said Tltmarsh
"You nee. my girl and I quarreled,
and she returned all my letters."
Mr. Hans Doc, I aln'd got much
money. Viii you dake my bin out
Dr. Hans Why, 1 might. What's
"I'm dor leader off her Mddls
Chermftn bund. Vo'll play In front
off your lieuse effry efonlng."-?
^ \\ SODD*
A Pew Words Told Him What Ho
Wnntrd To Knun.
Upton Sinclair was discussing In
Now York tho government's attacks
upon predatory ?ad law-breaking
"lt looks as if these trusts," said
Mr. Sinclair, "will have io oboy th?
law, or oise their owners will find
themselves as badly HO1<1 as the rich
Bostonian who bought un estate in
-Scotland called Oden Anora.
"Tho Bostonian bought this estate
without having seen il. Ile believed
-hat hi could trust the mun he bought
lt from. And last dummer ho wont
over to have a look ut he place.
'Thc drive from the nearest rail
way station to Clon Acora was o
mailor of 12 milos. The Bostonian
hired a Highlander to drive him.
"As the cart joggod along, the Hos.
"'1 suppose you kn ww tho country
hereabouts pretty well, friend?"
"'Aye, Ilka foot o't,' tho . col an
" And do you know (lien Acora?"
" 'Aye weet,' was I he reply.
"'What son of a plato is it?' the .
"Thc Scot smiled grimly,
"'Aweel.' he said. 'If ye san th"
de'ii tethered on it, yc'ti jula! say,
iii? (?uve in.
Many years ago tin- Boston & Al
hauy railroad made a rub- that pas
seagers should not rhlo on tickets
Intended to bo used in the opposite
direction from thal in which the.i
Ono day a conductor on the wosi
bound express cunio to a welt-dross
ed, middle-aged woman, jusi after
leaving Worcester, who halide;! him
a ticket from Palmor io \\ on e.- er.
He protested (lao. although \??r>
sorry (he rules of du- company would
not. allow him io take (hal licked
The woman said she had bought il
in good faith, len hail never lie fore
had an opportunity to 'use it.
Sim Intimated with studied polite
ness that all such regulations were
senseless, ami lina Hy remarked,
"I am willing lo ride backward al!
the way if (hat will bo a comfort to
The conductor gnvo in and took
Vhy lt Was Gone.
Mrs. Newlywed Doctor, (hat liol
tie of medicine you left 1er bilby i
Doctor Impossible! I (old >ou o
give liini a teaspoonful Once an hoar
Mrs. Newlywed Yes. bul Join
mi I I and mot her niel t ho nar
hu fi to eat.di lake a teaspooiit.il tot
lu order to induce hain to ?ak.- lt.
Out of Ruhen' Mouths
Dr Derril .1 K?llen iee pr* d '?-e.
of Hopi? college, ai a diunor in liol
lund. Mich., recounted some quaint
"They are riotiiili wrns." sahl I t
K?llen, "given bj IHUo children ii
examinations. Some of (hem, !
think, are rather good, Some sho.
unconscious, soino Intended humor.'
And with (hat preface,- he began
"Perspiration Winn the Ina
niSkes your body cry nil use,-.'
" 'Pan A diing t<? brush Ri
warm off willi.'
" 'Monkey A lld le boy with i
" 'Clear soup A (|UHl'l of waite)
boiled down to a phil to make i
" 'A hallet girl A lace parasol
willi (wo pink Ininti les.' "
Th? Associated Charities.
A lady whoso cook had suddenl.'.
taken ber departure went in soft rc ti
of anni her whose address had been
given to her.
beaching the nllcy. .-he rapped at
tho door, which was opened bji v
portly colored woman. A .?di" hirgoi
one was occupy I UK a rocking chan
In Iii? room. Tho lady stated hf!
"No'in* I Isn't 'tomlin' lo wuk di:
vcr winter, l's g wino lo rest.'
"Then perhaps you know someone
who would liku (he place '"
"No'in. Pac' ls, do nu lind ladles
In tils alley all moans to lek a rest.
Wo goes to do 'tass Ina (ed charil lea
fo' what wo wains ' Woman';
A Maller of Memory*
Radley See hero, Burroughs, you
want to bc civil to lit A I loan,-tl you
a dollar the other dny; remember
that and remember that yon still owe
lt t<> me.
Burro, hs 1 assure you. Kndley,
l expect io remember thin as long a?
I live.-Philadelphia Press.
HOG AND HOMINY."
ls The Only Safety of the South
No Cotton Being Hold by the Texas
Furniert), Say? li. L. Archer, of
The Spartanburg Herald says: E.
L. Archer, president of tho County
Cotton Growers' Association was in
the city recently. Mr. Archer is Just
back from Dallas, Texas, where he
attended as a delegate the big con
vention ol' tho Southern Cotton O row
ers' Association. When asked by a
representative of Tho Herald con
cerning the convention, Mr. Archer
said: "There were delegates from
every Southern ?late and thoy all
.stressed tho necessity of reduction of
acreage by diversification. They also
advocated laking bettor caro of cot
ton, and giving inore (bought to tile
marketing of the product, rallier than
to Increase the number of bale:-..
"As a result of my visit to Dallas
I wish to say specially lo (he fann
ers, that. I saw very few patches of
small grain- no fields. The Texas
tennant is no hotter off that tho ten
nant hore. He is naturally a cotton
larmer, and ho buys his broad and
mea) in (own, likewise the corn for
his mule, l saw no barns or coin
cribs ?UKI very poor houses.
"All the colton made by tennants
is sold as soon as gathered to satis
fy (he store account. 1 saw very
Mule colton; none al the gins, none
?il (be depots. All I saw ol' tho sta
ph- w;is a few haleslying on the
ground In fenced lots, which aro the
Texas wa rehouses."
Winn asked how mitch cotton the
Texas farmers were holding, Mr.
Arc her replied:
"Virtually nour-. There is more
land than anything else in Texas.
There is no help to i>o expected from
ihiii quarter so far as the holding
movement is concerned. Last year
she planted one million and three
li II nil red thousand acres moro In
cotton than In it*06. Oklahoma
planted 668,000 more acres in col
len in 1907 thou in 1906; Georgia
667,000 more; South Carolina, 140,
iluii mon' ll;ul liol tho Poll weevil
?un? live dry Won thor ruined the Tex
as crop Hier would have been a
thirty million bille output.
boen submissive slaves tor the think
ing mini I?; buying such things as
were not necessaryi or things thal
he could have inado ?il home. lt is
linic i!i;ii the chains of slavery he
broken, and Hie only way io break
them ls io raise more hog and homi
CHANGES IN POLITICS.
(?DV, Ansel Seems to llave ReOOIIIC
The Stale says lhere luis boen a
marked change during tho last 10
days in the outlook lor the guberna
torial campaign, 'l'en days ago there
had scarcely been heard a whisper ot"
opposition lo dov. Ansel. lt. was
unite generally conceded that he
would have no opposition for reelec
tion, lull lhere has been a change, al
though it is somewhat (liffieull to
I locate the starting* poinl or to lind
Tiler?' are evidences ol' a good deal
of quiet activity on the part of pro
hibitionists, and il is quito evident,
too, that (he majority ot' (he general
assembly is "anti-Ansel." Why this
is true is not so clear, for a majority
stood with him a year ano on the
dispensary issue, lt is said, however,
thai Hie governor does not consult
members ; s freely as they like, and
that he takes very few imo his confi
dence. They prefer it lo be other
Hut the lack ol' support on the
liiirt ol' Hie (oglslatui'O does not alto
nether explain the sudden Chango in
tho gubernatorial situation. The tact
is that a couple ol' months ago when
ii was rumored that dov. Ansel might
bo a candidate for the United States
senate, he was Importuned from many
(limiters to remain in the guberna
torial chair for another term; indi
viduals and newspapers assumed that
reelection was his for the ashing.
?KN. CAXTON Ul M?.
Was Stationed hi * nih Carolin?
Right Miei thc War.
Rl'igadiov eral Hnfus Saxton,
C. S. A . ned. dropped dead a
Wash I' Tuesday ol' heart disease
He e I tho army from Massachu
sd' 1855 as a Hrs! lieutenant o
hird Artillery; received a con
i ssional medal for bravery in Hu
'elena- of Harper's Perry, and wai
retired April 23, 1904. Genoral Sax
' ion was born S4 years Ugo.
' During and after Hie War Cen
Saxton was stationed on the isalnd
?bout Charleston and Beaufort
where he was very active in oppress
ing white people for tho bonoflt o
tho freed slaves, lie was in eharg
of tho confiscated lands of tho plant
ors, which he distributed largol
among tho negroes who own lt yot.
Warned Three Times.
After having dreams for three
nights in tu?. ession which she inter
preted as ? ?li ning of her huBband'e
death, Mrs. John Coyde. of Brook
lyn, N. Y., was told Sunday that
he had fallen dead on a Bay Ridge
train wnilo crossing the bridge. "1
knew this w*u ' "mint?," said tho
gray-haired wombi.. For the past
three nights 1 have hau Ut earns that
could mean nothing else. In the first
dream I saw my husband carrying a
platter of raw beef from which the
blood was dripping. The next night
I dreamed of my mother, who is
dead, doing the same thing. Last
night 1 thought I heard my hus
band's footsteps, but when I went
to the door there was no one there.
1 warned him after each dream, but
ho laughed at me. I knew he would
not come home alive after the last
one" Coyde was sitting in thc train
reading a newspaper, when he top
pled out of his seat to tho lloor.
Death was due to heart des? ase.
Seven Terrorists Hanged.
At St. Petersburg, the seven
terrorists who were condemned to
I death hy acourtmartialforc? mpliei
I ty in a plot against the lives ol (?rani
Duke Nicholas Nichilaivitch ti i M.
Ghtcheglovitoff, Minister of j ?ice,
and whose sentences was com.; med
recently by Cien. Hazenkamp, cheif
of the generalstaff, were hangul at
daybrake Sunday at Lizzy Noss oppo
site Kronstadt. Among thus* who
suffered death were Calvino, the sup
posed Italian, who had in his pos
session when arrested a passport
issued to the real Calvino, the St.
Petersburg correspondent of two
Italian papers, and three women, two
of whom were 18 and Hi years old,
Hurtled to Death.
By the overturning of a pot of
boiling tar early Wednesday morn
ing at the home of Thomas Hardin,
near Greensboro? N. C., two of his
children, aged four and six, one of
his brother's children, aged seven
were burned to death. The pot over
turned, molten fluid enveloping
three children,causing instant death.
Hardin is a prominent dairyman.
Who is tho Man?
The Aiken Recorder fays: "We
have not yet seen any persons, call
ing for the nomination of Bryan,
explain where he is to get the 242
votes necessary for his election. Will
not some one of his supporters give
this important information?" Can
tivt! Kout,natue a eahdidittc and
ryah;ann iori ;' - :*?u-.d?datt'.i i.
i HC l? ii gO'od -&t.
j thc Recorder to name the next Pres
Mn. Hearst has decided that the
Independence League will hold its
national convention after the
Democrats and Republicans have
shown their hands.
Mit. Taft is playing polities for all
there is in it, while the uuderstrap
pers of the War Department have to
attend to (he government business
which Taft is paid to do.
THRICE of the renegade Democrats
who helped elect a Republican to
the United States Senate are from
Louisville. That accounts for their
SENATOR ?Haie shows that there
has been expended in construction
of the United States navy during
the past thirty-seven years $1,200,
000,000, which he says has been
money well invested. We do not
think there is any doubt of the sena
tor being right in that opinion.
THE republican papers of the
country are urging that a man from
thc South be put on the ticket this
year. The Florence Times sug
gest that Booker Washing! be se
lected as the Southern representative
of the Republicans.
THEODORE H. [Price, one of '..n?
worst enemies Ithefccotlon planter
ever had, issued ti very* bullish^ cir
cular on cotton after the New York
exchange closed on?? Tuesday, in
Which he predicts much higher
pri?es. We hope he is right.
1 A female burglar ha s been cap
tured in Dallas, Tex. She would
have escaped if she had not stopped
, to primp her hair before leaving the
I house that she burglarized.
GEN. Keifer, the Republican Ohio
1 Congressman, thinks "the world in
- growing better." lt needs to since
' the time Keifer was Speaker of thc
* House of Representatives, which led
? to the people turning the rascals
s Tin; anxiety of Republicans for
. thc laboring man is becoming moro
und more apparent as the election
f approaches, and even Senator Knox
.!'is running Senator La Follette a
y close raee with their Employers Lia