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THE EOPLI'S J RNA.
VoL - 5- PICKENS, S. C., THIURSDAY, FEBRUAR Y 2
5, 1897.ONE DflA R A Vu A
Tho General Assembl
The College AppropriIlions in the Hou
FIRST ONE WAY AND THEN A
A Majority Cuts Down the Sou
Carolitia Collego to $21,000---T
Action is Virtually Rescinded t
Mr. Ilderton moved to cut the Sou
Carolina College appropriation fr<
$25,000 to $21,000. Mr. Ilderton at
this was to bring it down to the figur
of last year. He argued that all the
State institutions should be out dow
the professors should not be paid
much. Lie could not see how it to,
so much to run the collego. He want,
all the colleges reduced. Ho want,
to do what was right. The professec
should not be paid more than any oth,
Mr. Kennedy moved to amend til
amendment so as to reduce the appr
priation to $1.7,000. He presented
schedule of ideal salaries that should 1
Mr. DeL'aclh then spoke earnest)
and vigorously against these propose
reductions. It was a shame to vol
mero pittances to thete institution
To vote for such reductions meant tk
crippling of these colleges. They cou
not run the colleges with cheap pr
fessional men. If you want to stari
them out, do not give them one cent.
As he concluded, there was a wai
of applauso from the students at
ladios in the galleries. The speak(
at once rapped for order and announi
ed that if such a demonstration was r
peated he would have the egalleriq
Mr. Toolo was opposed to the ameni
ment to the amendment, but thougl
that in view of the State's financh
condition $21,000 was enough ; he re
resented two taxpayer3.
Mr. Simkins wanted the $25,000 a
propeiation mado. To cut it meat
the dealing of a severo blow to the el
tire educational system of tho Stat
Make this reductien, and how muc
money will you savo ? The $25,000 a
propi-iation cost each citizen about
cents. You would save less than
cent apiece by the reduction. Ti
South Carolina College had fewer pr
fessors than any high grade college.
Mr. Mauldin said he did not wish
injuic or crk),)gle te higher instit
tions of lenxning. Wnenever tt
Legislatura began to practice econ
my the cry of 9tan ving them was
once raised. The 'oor man felt ti
burden of th-sspet %l privileges. E
want. :d to d. al out equal rights to al
Mr. Bacot )rlelly 4tated his obsery
tions and expericice as a truste
He went there ign rant of the inn(
workings of the college. He four
thor a body of men than whom nor
stand highe'r in thi, conntry. He r
ferrcd to th air carnest work, givi
up thoir holidays to work in summum
schodls. A d all :his upon roduci.
salaries. If they did anything,
should bo to ic-ca 0 and put this cc
logo on a mw w ith the other leadin
institutions ,f this )and.
Mr. Speer did not wish to antagonh
the South Garolinat College, but
should be rin economically. A m
should pay bor hig;)er education. F
t ok Erskine Code-,c, which ran on t
income of $9,000 and graduated abo
17 students. Hie cited other Statei
stituttions and then said that wvitn $20
000 the South Carolina college ha
graduated only " two and two halivex
students Tneose would not be wor1
such a sum to the Stats, no matter wl
they mbilut be.
Mr. Rot.gers was a fiend of the c<
lege, and would be willing to cut
$21,000, but not below, Hie favore
tuition fees and thought that then
should be paid by every student.
Mir. Baceot sai d that many of ti
students there now paid tuition fees
$40 a year. Over $2,000 was paid
fees last year.
Mr. Bly the thought that $21,000 w;
suflcient t' meet all the expenses I,
the proper maintenance of the colleg
He quoted some figures to sustain h~
Mr. Patton said he hardly kne
where to begin, the arguments hi
been twisted about so much. E
friend from Abbeville had concludi
that higher public education was us
less. T he half civilized nations eve
provided for higher' education. Ti
history of the world showed that su<
education was beneficial to the Stal
He denied the force of the argumer
that the appropriation was too larg
If the committee had said $30,000
had a little suspicion that some wou
have been satisfied with $25,000. The
was a desire to make a show of redm
tion. Senator Tillman had reco
mended that a perpetual a ppropri
tion of $30,000 be given the college ai
that it be taken out of the annual d
eussion. Tillmnan had carefully look
into the matter and he was a friend
higher education by the State. He i
cidentally called attention to the
lightful economy practiced by tl
house a few days ago in voting to
copt pay when they would be doc:
nothing but, enjoying themselves
Charleston. Ho thmen cited the figur
of 32 States ohowing that the only t,
making a smaller appropriation th
South Cat' olina uecro Montana a
New Mexico). If we go down to t
figures suggested, .South Carolina w
be iat the very tai'. If the memnb'
would not earry tho old1 South Cai
lina College ory year and thus tea
the young I mat the collego was a fra
upon the stato t icy would find t
student bo 'y doubled. As their st<
ling young Govem ar had told thme
the future 'f the htato depended up
the higher xd ucati n of the youth.
Nir. Pattan wont on to say that it v
a wonder that the college lived unfl
such annual attacks. Give the collt
all you cam for iivo years an1 1
pul ing at i . if it. does not redound
the berm fit ,f the stato I will assist
pul 'In;r it in .vn.
N r. P'o'l: Ik said ho was ',ne s.f th
friends of the ins 'tution who a an
to give the college all It deserved ,
not one cent more. He had more
terest in the South Carolina Colh
than any other. He was willing to
duco all the college appropriati<
when shown that one cent of the p
K ple's money could be saved withi
Mr. Rogers had not intended to mtl
N- aoy remarks, but the remarka
speech of the gentleman from Ri<
land had brought him to his feet. :
referred to Mr. Patton's remarks as
th saving the college from its " bu
fricnd.i-those who were its frion
'is with a'proviso.
lie The roll call was then demanded
the mot'ou to reduce to $17,000. T
House voted as follows, tabling t
amendment: Yes, 15; Nays, 87.
The roll call was demanded then
th the Ilderton amendment to cut to $2
M 000. The House agreed to the amer
,Id ment by the following vote:
Yea-ifon. F. B. Gary, speaker; A
es 4rinstrong, Asbill, Ashley, Austell, I
se thune, Illythe, Burn, Carawav, Caughum
Crum, Cushman, Davis, C. Al.; Dai
n; Gcogc W.; )ukes, Edwards, Eppa, Fair
80 Fox, Glenn, Goodwin. U. P.; Goodwin,
)k P.; Graham, J. S.; Hamilton, iollis, lu
3d hry, ilderton Johnson, Keinne
3d Kibler, Kinard, ilenry J.; Kinard, .1. 1
re Lancaster Leyton, Lester, Limehou
3r Maauldin, Joel If. Aliller MooreAlcKeoN
Afl'aurinl, McWhite, Phillips, I'lylecr, P1
lock, Prince, Robinson, Rogers Russe
ke Skinner, Smith, J. t. ; Smith, E. b.; Spe,
0- Sturkie, Sullivan, Thimmerman, Too
a Verner, Welch, Westinoreland, Whisonai
)o Wingo, Winkler-66.
Nav-Anderson, Bacot, Barkley, Bedc
lirecand, Coluock, Davis, W. 0.;. ueLo .c
y Efird, (adsden, Gage, Gasquc, Graha.
Tuomas A.; liott, Livingstn Loftc
,0 Meares, Mehrtens, Mitchell, icDani,
U. Nettles, Patton, Pyatt, Reynolds, Seabro :
oe Sinkler, Simkns, Stevenson, Thomas, Jol
d P., Jr.; Thomas, W. I.; Townsend, Vi
:. cent, Wollinig, Wilson, Williams, Wycl
' THE HOUSE ClfdNGES ITS MIN]
ir A Liberal Bestowal of Scholarshil
Gives a Majority to tbe South Car
3 lina Colluge--The Appropriation
Likely to be Raised.
kt Special to News and Courier.
Li When the discussion on the appr
priation bill was'resumed at the sectic
providing for the South Carolina Cc
lege Mr. Smith of Sumter moved to ad
Lt " Provided, young ladies are admitte
'i- who are qualified to enter." He wish(
3. to strike out the provision to adm
h the young men in the normal depar
- ment free of tuition. He objected
2 the idea of having this sort of fro
a tuition, and said that it was schoc
z more than teachers that were wante
:j- Taxes are paid to educate the teach,
in and then to tax the parent to tea(
the children. He wanted an oblig
to tion signed by these beneficiaries th
i they wilh return the $50 or $40 ti
o get. Everything should be free a
0- equal. Teaching is a profession ai
it should be paid for as any other proft
a sion. Taking two young mon fro
[c each county is to give seventy bo
1. ticiaries and lie contended that the
L- are now more teachers than schools.
13. Mr. Cushman opposed the amen
r ment on the ground that these t%
d scholarships in each county was t]
eo only good the poor peoplO got out
3- the college.
g Mr. Kibler, of Newberry, said the
ir is a great need for normal training ai
o he wished every teacher had such
it training its is lrovided at the Sou
1- Carolina College.
g Mr. Ilderton, of Florence, oppost
the amendment and thought it was
e have these two scholarships for eat
In Mr. Thomas moved to confine ti
c scholarships to students in the norm
it Mr. Smith, of Samter, opposed t
'- substitute and said thle demand wv
,-not for teachers, but for schools, and i
.d sisted that there was a eurpius
"teachers, and these young men who a
hi cIept these scho!arsbips are bett
to educated than the othler ninety-eig
young men out of a hundred in tl
to Dr. Price, of Orangeburg, did n
d believe the State had arrived at stu
y a stage that it could deny scholarshi
at the State colleges. If the doors
10 these colleges were not opened to fzr
of tuition, he would not vote for these a
in propriations at all. The demand f
teachers is greuter to-day thac ever.
i1e Mr. Kinard, of A bbevillo, said il
r free tuition was to add students, and
0. was an admission that the South Cat
is lina College could not get studorl
except by offering free scholarshi
w rhero was no lack of teachere. lBel
ada friend of denomInational colleg<
is he could not see the State's mon
d b'ling used to Injure the donominatic
0- al collegos. The friends of the coiloe
mn are simply trying to get students
ec make a show for an appropriation.
hl Mr. Kinard said there were no fr
0. scholarships at the Uenomination
t, colleges, but they accepted notes
0. payment, and that was what ho wanti
10 at the SouthI Carolina College.
Id Mr. Patton said thlere was no cello
ro in America that confined its cours
c- to post-graduate work, ouch as Mi
ni- Kinard wanted.
a- Mr. Kinard said young men left ti
id State because thle stiandard of t:
is- South Carolina College was too lo
d He said 'he State collegos would nm
of be closed if the denominational ce
a- logos did not keep up the desire I
0- education. Tihe South Carolina U<
10 loge, he held, was a drag on the Stal
c- Woiford graduated twenty-seven ho
3g last year with $13,000, and the Kou
In Carolina Coll'ege spent $30,000 for
es few boys. It looked to him lhke c
yo travagance. Free tuition would p
an more boys In the collegn and give
rid chaneo for a demand for more mon<
1)0 and thorobycripple the denoinnaior
rs Dr. Wyche, of Newberry, protest
'e- against the statement that thlere wi
ih too many teachers. What is neede<
rid better teachers. The normal dep)a
he~ ment shouldJ be encouraged in evt
rr- way possible as it is the best feature
m, the college.
on M r. Smith saId he was not protesti
against normal education, but spec
ter i)r.aWyche believed that any it
ge or woman who wanted to teach oup
,Op> to he redutcated by the State, and wv
in .\lr. Simith watnted to kco-v how pi
clil ren ' wr'e "ver to get to the Sot
)5e C trolina Co~lore ?
bed Mr. Wyctie ai tha argument mom
.nd if all could not take normai courses
in- none should be allowed to do so.
ge Mr. Patton offerod this substitute for
re- the section:
ins " Provided, that suitable courses of
3o- study aro provided without fees for as
)ut many students from each county, who
may be unable to pay tuition, as may
ko be equal to the number of representa
Ae Lives in both branches of the General
h- Assembly as such county may be on
le titled to ; such students to be selected
to from deserving youths of either sex by
0 " the said representatives."
ds Mr. Patton said that, disguise the
argument as Mr. Smith would, he
on sought to deprive from attendance at
be the college those una ble to pay tuition.
he If the State has no right to give tuition
free it had no right to give albed room
on free or ta give the use of the college
I,- library. The tuition fees would not
J- pay half the expensos if wrung from
every btudent, Us some wish. 'The col
11, 0e knows that as soon as $40 was
t- charged to every student it would de
L, privo poor boys of an education there.
is, There are young men now at the col
Y logo doing their o vn cooking and liv
in ing at seventy-five cents a week, and
[y yet these young men are to be saddled
; with $40 apiece by the State that owes
3e, them aun education. There was no
n, harm done, and no additional cost, to
A- let the poor boys listen to the learned
, lectures. It costs no more for poor
e' students to attend lectures than if they
It did not go there.
Mr. Kinard said he did not want the
n, State college to hurt his college, Wof
li. ford, which he helps to support.
11, Mr. Patton said to teach the people
that State edtAcation was not to be de
sh ed would certainly operate against
m denominat:onal colleges.
- Mr. Patton went into an elaborate
Le, explanation of the claims of the col
lege. The delegation can adopt- such
regulations as it sees fit, and the mom
bors can select deserving and indigent
young people. If evil exists the mem
bers can remedy it. He did not provide
>s for competitive examinations, because
D descrying youths did not always enter
is such contests. The college can easily
accommodate 200 or 300 students.
Mr. Gage, of Chester, preferred that
tha question should come up on all
. State colleges. The bald proposition is
in whether one hundred and sixty boys
. and girls should enter this college free
of all charges. The South Carolina
College, Winthrop and all belong to
d the people, and no one man or set of
it men, and it is the right of the Assem
t. bly t see where the money goes. He
o was not one of the " but " friends. The
e college is here and the questLion is what
is to do under present conditions. He
. supported the college and voted for a
.r $25,000 appropriation. To admit stu
ih dents free is another question. He was
a- willing to compromise on these mat
at ters, although his predilections were
.y against free tuition. Justice is to be
done and lie favored Mr. Thomas's
id plan of two free scholarships, although
s- ho may not favor it as a matter of
m principle, but the desires of others, as
0- wise as himself, had to be consulted.
11 Full justice would be done by allowing
two beneficiary students.
. Mr. Graham, as an alumnus of Wof
7o ford, said the denominational colleges
le all say they are weeding out free tui
of tion, and now with this statement from
the college presidents themselves it is
the duty of the State to look to these
id poor students and he would support
a the anondnent of Mr. Patton. As a
h Methodist, as an alumnus of Wolford
and one of its supporters, lie was not
d jealous of Wolford and he could not
to agree with Mr. Kinard or Mr. Gage.
h Mr. Graham's speech was one of the
best of the day.
0 Mr. Stevenson said he was a gradu
al ato of a denominational collego and a
trustoo of a Presbyterian college of
e North Carolina and South Carolina.
When Mr. Kinard raised his ban ncr of
n- tile denominational colleges against
of the South Carolina College he wanted
c. it understood that he was not lighting
er under that banner. Hie said that Mr.
lit Kinard's plosition wvas thlat the South
10 Carolina College did not graduate
enough boys and yet he objects to the
ot poon boys going to college. The logi
sh cal conclusion was that Mr. Kinard was
ps opposed in to to the existence of the
of South Carolina College. Mr. Steven
sson said he knew and felt tihe necessity
pof giving free tuition as he could speak
3r withl personal experience.
Mr. Kinard arose to a question of
10 personal privilege and defended Is
o. Thea Mr. Smith had another ques
ttion of peorsonal privilege and denied
She was a partisan of denominational
There were thlree prop)ositions before
the House : Mr. Smith's and Mr.
a. Thomas's amendments anid Mr'. Pat
re ton's substitute. Tile yeas and nays
towere called on Mr. Patton's substitute,
which resulted as follows :
e Yeas--Speaker Gary, All, Aniderson,.
al Armstrong, Ashley, Bacot,Bailey, Barklecy,
in Bedlon, Bethune, Bily the, JBreeland, Burns,
O olcock, Cushman, C. M. l'av is, W'. C. Ba
vds, Deh.>ach, D~ukes, Edwards, Epps.
Unadsden, Oas'iuc, Glenn Thomas A. Gra
eO ham, liiott, il umnphrey, iIderton, .Johns~oni,
Os hemimon, Limehouse, Loftion, Magilt1
r. Meares, Mehrtens, Mishioe, Miitcll, Mte
D aniel, M c~Vhite, Owen, Pantton', P'hillips,
10 P'ollock, Prmtee, Pyvatt, inmsfordl, Riev
nolds,5 Robinson, Seaibrook, 8inkler, J. ft.
Sm in th, W. 8. Smith, 8tevenson, SulIlivan,
-' Johni P. Thlonias, J1r.., W,. Ii. Th'lomas, Tim
w mnerimn, Tfoole Tfownfsendl, Vicenit, Wol
d- hing, W~elch, Whisonant, Winkler, WVil
or hams, W ithiersp'oon, Yeldell-;7.
>). Nays-Austoell. HIan ks, Carratway, Caugh
.c man, Crmmm, (Geo. \V. D~av s, Efird, F'airey.
(ouge, 1I. I' (ood win, J1. 8. Graham, 11am
Yiiton, IIazeideni, llendi~erson, I ollis, K(enm
nedy, Kiler, henry J. IRinard, .J. D). Ki
ananrd, hayItoni. Lester, .Joel Il Miller, Net
x-, ties, Riogers, Rtussell, Sanders, 8kinnmer,
ut Simkins, lE I. Smnith, Specer Sturkie, Vecr
a mner, WVestmnorehrlu~, Wiison, WVingo,
al The Collego had wvon a deocisivo vic
tory, andI many members saId that with
edl the l 'attoniHi ubst itutto the Cotllogo
re outIghit to have more than $21,000, and
i s they would so vote if they had the
ry Glimths' STA~i T id Llu l WiNN.
of Thene c aml ' the i n thuro p ppropi'Ia
tio. Mr. Tnomas t sid 'IIt took $:s'000i
lal *$5,000 was r~ciei vedl from tuItion fees,
and some from the Il'eabody fundim, anmd
an it reqluired .43l.000 of .lito funds.
lit Mr. I dlerton sid hio thoughlt $25,o00
fIl- was su hicient with the $5",200i for thu
scholarshi ps. The col legos, lho caWn,
or alway's as ked for mforo than they needl
Mir.RIobinson,of Aniderison,sald when
mit over the famale olinana wnee attack~a
legislators should be not only virtuou
but also abovo suspicion. If a logislat,
had a free pass he could not be aboi
suspicion, no matter how good a m
he was. le should be froo not on
from a conscious, but an unconscioi
bias. A free pass was given as a favo
and the members of the General A
sombly had no right to accept favoi
from any body. "If you do not think
he said, "that this pass is given to y(
for some other purpose than that yu
are a good fellow, see how far you ca
ride when your term of ollice is ovci
and yet you are just, as good a fellow
Mr. Scarborough thought that to b
consistent Mr. Ragsda lo should hav
urged this same argument against at
cepting the free transportation t
Charleston, which was a favor give
by the railroads. Ho took thO act 1i
people of the State when the Legisli
turo found it necessary, for the put
rose of preventing contamination, t
pass this law. It was a bad law ani
should be wipcd off of the statuto book
for its imputation on the charactor o
every Stato ollicer. He also opposed I
because of the subterfuges resorted t4
in getting around the law. If a froi
pass disqualilfied a man from holdinj
public ollice by the eflect it would hav
in subverting his judgment, we shduh
go a step further and declare that ni
-11 who is under any obligation as al
atorney or stockholder of a corpora
tion should be entitled to his seat hore
Mr. MAnyfield thougrht it better tha
a rtian should take a free pass tha
resort to such tricks as had bec
charged, that some paid 10 cents for
$25 ticket. Ho did not like the spiri
that had enacted the law.
Mr. Hay contanded that passes wer
certainly Ieant to inlIuenco logislativ
policy and should not be accepted
therefore ho thought it good publh
policy to declaro against thom. H
did not consider the acceptance of thi
trips to Winthrop and to Charlestoi
against, the spirit of the law. It wit
not the railroads that invit 3d thi
Senata to Charleston, but the city coun
Mr. Buist mado a ringing specci
against the repoal bill. "Lead us n(
into temptation" was his text. H
said: "The position which South Carc
lina has occupied during the last si
years is being gradually adoptod it
a necessity by nearly every State in th
Union, and if it wias true that, a judg
vin the bench paid 10 cents for a mile
ago book, every member of the Genera
Assembly should spend the whole re
coss in seeking the truth and bringing
that individual before this body witl
the open charges against Lim."
Mr. Archer said that no christia
man could accept a free pass withot
undertaking the obligation of a chri
tian to return the favor.
Mr. Scarborough denied Mr. Buist
righ to comparo Sout h Carolina morn
with New York morals. If the Legi
1 iture was not to have free passes, Lhi
hedge ue in on all sides and deliver
alio from the contamination of lo
Mr. Ionderson said the object of Ll
hill was not to imake the rallroa<
givo or the oflicers of the Sta
accept, passes, but to give a in
the inborn right, the divine right
exercising his own free will. The pe
ple would not judge a inan by whethe
he tuok a freo pass or not, but by ti
way he acted. The repeal of this lI
would be the removal of a stigma. TI
act was passed as a taunt in the mid
of turmoil and excitemont, and no
the Sonate in its dignity and quil
should repeall it.
Mr. Maylield thought the act on ti
statut 3 hooks was a wholesome on
True, it was presented as a taunt, b
let us turn the taunt against the hai
that direct d it and show that we at
willing to keep our skirts clear.
The aye and nay vet was call . d
Mr. Mloses' motion to indefinitely 1o
pone the unfavorable repoi of the eo
mittee and the following was the vot
Y eas-Messrs. Connor, Dennis, 1]
Bose, Gaines, Gritlithi, Hlenderse
Mauldiin, Moses, O'Dell, P'ettigre
Ragin, Scarborough, Sloan, Suddat~
Walker and Williams-103.
Nay's-Messrs. Alexander. Arch,
Brown, Buist. Dean. D~oughus, Ha~
Love, Maytield, Mc1)aniel. M ik
Mower, Norris. Ragsdale. Staekhous
Tialbird and Wallace-17.
The vote was then taken en the d
reet question withiout change.
KuIILll T1III TAX ON C'lG~r)'T)y
The cigarette bill was taken up as
Mr. Moses mnoved 19 indielit ely pos
pone1 the whole bill, and said on tIa
part of the comnmittee it was thoug]
the law would 1)0 a dcad lett -r.
Mr. Conner moved to lay the motic
oni the table. This was lost.
Mr. Moses then moved to table ti:
bill, but withdrew it for Mr. Arch'
t o say at few days in; favor of the hil
Mr. Mo0ses opposed thie bili1 hocau,
it, woul be1 i)1nolfeetual, and would p1
up dead acts on the stat uto hooks.
IL wouldl acLcompilishi any g'ood
woutld vote In favor of it. T.lhe're is
ma ich inuery to en force it. as the liau
law is enforced.
Mr i. Con nor saId th at the;- waivis
great demuand for t he lai w rce n.. .a:
of tihe country, and iC the' p
the l~United Sw w, ahowv he 1
I nellectua. tu v'/ UddUi, nlid stag'
tito e aforccmnc,, ' sy '>hd4 aw tAgaon le
sa10o to JinIrJUfti 10 400) og ,[ towat.
i 000 01000 LUlNeI d ''ci),tnchid Ih'clu I
the. part hei tooki m kug this b
tast year. le iado ~a ious and eartao
apa for thei ani'i'~a' of the law itv
I ohauCO inidiist,'f.
Mr. aylield recad 'he existing h
agmamiut scl ung Cut,!arottesta) to dno
i, has ben 11na the b)ookb sinlce I 8Sf, ia
thbere hastII nee boI)un an ind(1ictaime
- under~ it,. I Aet uS," h0 saidi, "utnform
Ithe laws. wo now hav~' efuoa' we 10
d~owni the statto books(."' 1l heaef err
> to thei tobacco i ndtr.y in tile Sti
- and t he effct of this laiw, which,
s thoughlat., would be inoperativo and
t wouldl prejuidico the intorcsts of t
A lie lput Mr. Connor in at holo by ai
-lig imi why he did not, intdioet the a
t, whom hie referren to in hais county w
t -viola&td the pren law.
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Easley, 8. (.
Mr. Connor said he was not a dotoc
The voto was called oil M. Moses's
motion to strike out tibo cnacting
words. Tie ayes and nays wore called
Yeas-Messrs. Alexandor, Brown,
Buist, Dcaln, Dennis, D)oughltss, Dul130so,
Grilith, lla.v, Hondorson, Mauldin,
Maylield, Millir, Moses, Mowor, Nor
ris, O I)lI1. Rtagin, Itagsdalo, Scar
U borough, Sloan, Suddath, Talbird,
Walker and Williams-25.
x Nuys-- Ale-srs. Archier, Connor,
Giaines, Love, MeDaniel, Pettigrew,
Stackchous0 aind Waltlace-8.
The 1111 to Conilsncto Abant(lonetd
Mr. W illilus' bill providing for the
forfeiture to the Stiato of abandoned
railroad property wits then taken up.
The committoo amendments were
it agreed to and then the bill was ordered
to a final reading In this shape:
Section 1. Thalt. any pertsoni, Company
or corporation owning, operating or
controlling any line of railroad in this
m State which sha11i tear up1) or remove
IS its track, or attompt to teLr up or te
b discontinue a regular' freight and pas
sen tger seIviee thereon for the period
1 of live days, except, when prevented by
tho act of God or the public enomy,
to shall be deomed to have abandoned the
Lf same, and because of such abandon ment
of shall forfeit to the Stato its harter
0. and all the tIracks, cir's, rights of wily,
3r lands, depots and nil other property
lo connected with or belonging to tlhe
v said railroad.
te Soc. 2. Whenever it shall appear to
st the Attorney General that any such
w person, company or corporation has
[t abandoned its line of railroad, he shali
proceed to forfeit, the same as afore
10 sain by rule against such person, corm
e. puny or corporation in a court of com
it potent jurisdiction, requiring them t(
id show cause whby the atne should nol
re ho forfeitd :I 'irov That ine pro
n 't -'e't ra I a
h' ave' the. houe re:-~. .. .
part of IUt.' S t.at-e il e a a~ ey :I-31.:'
-. of t he roadi d o n~ o it ur 1 s~ g
a citizen of G reenv nle. 1t' wi as rang ' u
rotb him of his pr'operty ats i s aict
t- would do. Hie offered an amrendlment
.0 to pi'reet the11 pr"loerty from rever't
it ing to the State if the puriichaser could
not opoi'at~oI itat on1co.
M'. Williams said( thIs bill did atfeet
th Is road, but It was not Intendled t>3
0 alfect italono. Thle 11o de ol3(f thle Stat~e
~r had bitilt this road and wer'e enti..
.1. to therconvteiencet's of trav'.. l~''~ -::.;
o hadu refus~ed to run i e..i 4:::. y:
Ic said t06 hur I1 0 (0~'.''. 01; 'ae 2.A,;ii c ,
4 2 I 't ."Ju a a~. P os o
tot wait- !'etutror i - y . ii aL as. v
m3. unaerSout liiI(L ' road IA 0. .p)eedia
at no. 9Lih~u.)'t(e D p ol d ruin t h in a nk
o Iog h nt d4 i all bes couni to seu that
ill tny~ obtaiied thieir'rigt5. li had
>51 agruied for Mr . \Vu Iiams to, intrLioduce
lethu bilt, as~ he had a sintilit' caso int hi
hec pa11 t of t he S tato.
\lr'. Pa'ltton thAun iinadol a legal protest
Lw ag ainst suh a bill. I t was clearly, ab
P's. solutu ly uinlountitti onal,11
oid Mr. hix'ingston wanted the mattoi
it, 1onidere~it.d w ithiout r'efereonco to spoeia
oc eases. Rtailroads wero public coripora
atd ions. Lio Look Issue with Mr. Patton
u I fo satid this bill was not alone to ouri
tto prese.nL ill s, but also to control railroat
'oprpet in the future,
r . M. McCuliough said this was noti
ho log tmoro or loe~ than an attemptt
blackmail the p urchasor of this roa
~k- into oprt'in g It. Thu~is wasthpu
en pose of the bill.,he~
ho Mr. Bliythe Vhought thIs languas
munrr The gn.t+1-.... ... 1.
iew quarters in the Big
t, and are still engaged in
ur customers. We mean
LIu" We mean to rip old
ith a broad ax, and roast
At fire of low prices.
Zounters. - - -
ant Counter. Then our Shoe Goun
Auced of their value. Hat Counter
3se to go at 10c. por pound.
nood in llow Gear, and as dheap
>urself that these things are so.
CLY)E & N ALLY, Proprietors.
the attoi ney for the road should re
imomber that he was not, in court.
Mir. McCullough said he was not the
attorney of t(he road, but ho did repro
sent tihe purchaser of the road. All
he asked was that the hill be made to
apply to railroads yet to be built.
The gentleman from Greenvillo, Mr.
Williams said, had used language, that
to say the least, Avas unkind.
Mr. llcCullough, Interrupting, said
ho had not intended to say anything
unkind, but li he had, he apologized.
Mr. Goodwin, of Greenville, thought
the bill should be Vmssed.
Mi. McCullough a motion to recon
ider was then tabled.
ilts o Hu1nor1 and Nuggets of Truth
for the 'Multit-de.
-Any delayed duty, be it over so
simall, becomes irksome and disagreea
-January I was made the begin
ning of the legal year in England in
-Thero are in France 2,150 female
authors and journalists, and about 700
-Let him who regrots the loss of
time make proper use of that which is
to come in the future.
--No one is so poor as the man who
worries over the fact that lie has noth
ing to grumble about.
-It is estimated that about 40,0)0
horses were exported in 181,16, a much
larger total than ever before.
-Trying to be happy is like trying
to go to sleep. You will not succeed
unless you forget that you aro trying.
-Luisiana now remains the only
State which confers the suffrago upon
foreigners in advance of naturaliza
- .3/.neCts w . e.'vc - ar ,zardeni
//~ ':.im iOhh! . 7 .' I .2,. lshl,, rO j~sgr*gg
-*a.(? 11' Gc~cr .- 11y enters a
i.: :: L cr .swpp i ng, t he doors are
*-.; : .. I . . e public excludedl unti I
*- 1 is a singular fact that buzzards
ac' not frequent a farm where a good
corn crop is raised.
--The dlomand for fz-.os has reached
Colleton county, S. C.. anid the cnunty
preCss think waldt 0S a proltable
--M.:rc-a .&di Southi Dakota aro
av,~m.~ o ,tatus of '.he Union that
nh ()rfmi- 'urn :-osients.
- u moiiu anids -still vacant in
0...untry 2.mounL to over 'i00,000-.
cresut', it tout icudinig Alasika
tj .4j j, 00,000 aeros.
*I.1 . were not for the salt of the
Ca trio whole sea would soon be1come
umas e' .orruption, owing to the or
jante umabter. it contaims,
'ert, are 6,h3 di istilleries in the
Situd States. N orth Car olina~ loads
.-h I &4, anmd Virginia is next with
.' Peuusvyvania has 139.
Within the last 100 years the rate
sj)u'd of Oocaui steauto~rs has trebled,
,d t lio uIsual horse pc vor increased
om31 1010 to) 10,000,
Uni reason why more women do
not got their lives insured may be that
tho applicant for life insuraneo is al
w ays reqjuiredi to make a statement of
-if the timec we spend in -vishing
wo ad other people's advantages were
spent in using our own, we would 80oon
have as many advantages as we eeuld
-While many muinisters a& eou
siderling how they may till up' their
oh urches, Mr. Moody thinks "the groist-,
' et need of the Christian church~ :,
i thinnming out.'"
- --- Yoh kain't set down no fixed
i-rule o' conduct in disher life," said
a UL lel Ebon. "Samson got later trou
I blo 'ease he dono got his h'ah cut, an'
Absalo ua got inter trouble 'cause~ he
" d by," said old Dryte
d "in all creationi you won't gude. ~a
-mal exceptL man who makes a habt of
o I know anyother -a.,a th
lhe camo to tho rescue. If ho did not
defond Winthrop he would almost be
afraid to go home.
Mr. Cushman favored the $30,000 ap
Mr. Ilderton said he simply wished
to test the voice of the House and find
out what was really needed.
Mr. Blythe did not want any eenti
ment. He contended that accounting
for every item of expenso $25,000 would
Mr. Ashley said all the education he
had was through his good wife, and
the Houso should not waste time try
in to cut down the appropriation.
Mr. Vernor said there was no reason
for the reduction.
Mr. Ilderton withdrew the motion to
cut the appropriation to $25,000. No
vote was taken.
THE CITADEL4 HOLDS ITS OWN.
Mr. Ilderton moved to cut the Cita
del appropriation from $20,000 to $18,
Mr. Thomas, of Richland, said it
cost $34,000 to maintain the Citadel,
and last year there was a deficiency of
about $3,000. The actual amount to
support a cadet is $293. if the Stato
Is to support the beneticiaries it will
take $20,000. The salary list is but a
pittance, and the money received from
pay cadets defrays much of the ex
pense. Two boys iT - v, -ou. .
taken up and '.ducated. It takes $73
to clothe each cadet; $103 maintenance;
washing $14, and so on. Mr.
Thomas pree:nted the claims of the
Citadel in a forcible manner.
Mr. Ilderton said if it was a fact that
the benciciaries would have to make
up the deficiencies he would withdraw
Mr. Kinard said that tho hoysxshould
clothe themselves, and did not believe
it right for the State to buy clothes,
shoes and all for the beneficiaries. He
feared it was accustoming boys to ex
pecting too much of the State.
Mr. W. C. Davis, a graduate of the
Citadel, was satisfied that nocut would
be made if it could be shown that the
$20,000 was needed. The money at the
Citadel was economically spent. If
$293 is too much for beneficiary cadets,
why is it that until last year the pay
cadets, who pay $300, outuumberel
the beneficiaries. It is because they
get a superior education to what they
can get elsewhere. Last year the
poor boys were assessed to buy some
of their clothing or do without it.
Mr. Limehouse, of Summerville,
Mr. Crum said that the Citadel was
the only institution at which a poor
boy could get an education without a
cent of cost. It is an institution for
the people and where p..or boys can
go and be as well dressed and thought
of as the richest. Smaller salaries are
paid at the Citadel than elsewhere.
Mr. Cushman thought the Citadel
the best instituton in the State and
the inutitution should be supported,
but he favored retrenchment.
The House rejected the proposition
to reduce the appropriation to $19,000,
and then the yeas and nays were call
ed on the proposed cut to $18,000.
Those voting for the cut to $18,000 are:
Messrs. Austoll, Ashley, Caughman,
Cushman, Edwards, Bethuno, Fairey,
H. P. Goodwin, J. ). Graham, Good
win, Glenn, Hamilton, Ienderson,
Johnson, H. J. Kinard, J. D. Kinard,
Layton, Lester, Lommon, Mauldin,
.loel H. Miller, Piyler, Pollock, Prince,
Russell. Speer, Sullivan, Timmerman,
Toole, Wingo, Westmoreland.
The Citadel got $20,000 by a vote of
68 to 32, which is the amount the trus
tees asked for.
VINTIROP DORMITORY WA ITS.
Mr. DeLoach oiYred to amend the
bill so as to provide $5.000 to begin
work on the new dormitory at Win
Mr. Wink ler' thought it well to wail
in making the appropriation. There
was no institution he favors more thai
Winthrop, but thought it best to wai
Mr. Sturkie thought it well to le
the matter rest.
A BUSY DAY IN THE SENATE
The Anti-Free Pass Bill Knocked ir
the Head-The Rtoad Taxes Ad
Justed-The Olgar'ette 1Bil1 KIlled
The Senate proceedings which follow
deal with intoresting features of the
COUNTY RlOAD) TiAXI-s
Mr. Moses objected t o the bill requxir
ing the comnmut,ation tax to be expend
ed in the townships where collected.
People did not travel over their owvn
roads exclusively, and the eff'ect of
such an act, would be to complicat3 the
machinery of the county government
law and would be unsaitisfactory.
Mr. D)ean urged that in the case ci
work on the roads, It was zill (lone in
the worker's own township, andl ii
money was p~aid instead of work ii
ouxiht to be used in the same way.
Mr. Scarborough said that the com-l
muutation tax law was not an act tc
raise revenue, it was a privilege allow
edi a citizen in lieu of road wor'k, and
the old 1aw made the provision 'o
qluired by this bill, it was left out of
the general county government, law.
Mr'. Duilose urged that the bill wax
a necessity in mny sections whicl
sufoered from cev.ds t hat had enjoyed
no working for many years. becaust
the commutation tax was patid instent
of work being (lone on theml.
Mrx. Deoan moved to lay the unfavor
able report of the commiittee on thi
table, which was carried.
Mr. Henderson moved to strIke oux
the section which provided for' the
draw.iog of the money from the Troas
uror by townsthip) commIssioners amix
w h ilh provIded that any war'rant ii
e xo'sx oft fumti in the TYroasuxror's hant:
shouhile h' v'oki. It wvas usxoloss am
aboundted lix eauses of lltial tt amu
ttroutdol for th 'Trsurer. 'I ho Set-'tiel
was. strtokox out and txtu bill passt..d.
Mr e. Mte.ies us.tvud touijdeflititely poet1
pno the eii favor'abl reQport, on the hil1
re'nilig Lhe anti-free pas~s law.
Me, lag-, alo said that the Sonata
had nothum'~ to do with the cicm
staneus under' w hich the law wa
pas$'ud. 'The free piass matterx mean
a good dueal to the p~eOPle. They in
stinutive lv regarded the holding of
p ass by their public servants with dhx
rut. 11o did tnot think It would aliet
an honoah mian to use a fre pas bu