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The house took up the bill introduc
ed by Mr. Walker of Union requiring
a separation of the races in co:ton
mills in South Carolina. Th.e bill
was passed to third reading after t"e
adoption of the committee ameri
Under a resolution from the h3use
committee of medical affair!. i' e P
tition of certain property ovinc s who
live near Parr Shoals, on Br river,
and who ashed that the land to bex
flooded by the Parr Shoals d&! he
first cleared of brush and toee. wa
referred to the state board of healti
The matter of anti-alien ieti/ili
came up again in the hou- e in t'.
form of a concurrent resolut'.on rh -r
ed by Mr. James of Lee calling (u t':e
South Carolina senators to o! - cm ':
ratification of a treaty with r,1
tion whose citizens are now : - V
to citizenship. The house t.dI .
The house, through Speake W>.
received a letter from the Fij
Civic league commending the ;-*y Inr
passing the Sanders bill.
At the request of Mr. Welch -f
Richland 'he house took up ut i-f
order the bill introduced by M&. 7
of Rich'and to require street e cw
panies in cities of 25,000 or i.rc ir
habitants to provide proper 'et :
air brakes for their cars. T,-e e e
ure passed to third reading withom'
The DeLaughter joint resolu-tio.n
appropriating $400 for the erection c
a monument to the memory o' .-:K'
Merriweather of Edgefield counly was
. passed by the house to third readinr
4 without opposition.
In a little less than five hourrs the
house passed the general ap::roar.
tion bill to third reading at its szoe.
With scant ceremony, the hous votcd
down nearly all the amendine:- s pro
posed to the various items in tI bill
after they had been explained b;y sore
member of the ways and mers con
mittee. The total of the b'1. z: ic t
was passed by the house was in
creased by about $35,000. The bill as
reported by the committee carried a
total of $2,391,795 andf provided for
state levy of 7 mills, an incroe of
3-4 of 1 mill over the tax collectted by
the state in 1913.
After a debate the house agreed to
an amendment decreasing the appre
priation for the Confederate i:frin
ary by $5,000 and fixing the salaries
to be paid to persons in charge (f its
management. For the third year in~
succession the house killed the item
of $5,000 in the appropriation bili for
Todd & Benson, architects of Charles
ton, "in full payment-for plans and
specifications of the state house and
model for other claims in connection
with this wek." And also the Todd
& Benson item was killed by a vote of
59 to 27. Last year It was killed by a
items aiea at tne instance of 'Mi. Mc
Donald of Oconee.
The increase in the appropriation
bill' was due, to the adoption by the
house of an amendment offered by
Mr. James of Lee to set aside $45,000
for a contingent fund for needy rural
schools, to be epended under the su
pervision of the state board of educa
tion and paid out on -the application
of county superintendents of educa
For lack of one vote, almost all
hope o fthe passage of legisltion by
th.e general assembly to safeguard the
primary election system vanished into
fDiits air. when the house by a vote of
54 to 54 refused to pass to third read
ing the primary election reform bill
now pend in the senate. The son
ate bill wb substituted for the house
bill by a vote of 54 to 53 on the motion
of Mr. Stevenson of Chesterfield, who
led the fight to enact legislation
which would guarantee to South Caro
lina honest primary elections.
The Liles bill fixing an annual, li
cense of $5 and $10 on automobiles,
the fees to be used for building and
maintaining the roads in the counties
in which they are paid, was taken up
by the house and passed to third read
Mr. Liles said that the bill would
raise approximately $65,00 for a spe
cial road fund.
At the request of Mr. Stevenson the
house took up out of its order, the
*Welch-Busbee-Barnwell bill relating to
negotiable instruments and passed it
to third reading.
The Earle bill providing for creating
a thirteenth judicial circuit by riving
the Tenth judicial circuit was taken
up by the house and passed to third
reading. The bill proposed that An
derson and Oconee should be allowed
to remain in the Tenti circuit and
Greenville and Pickens to be placd in
a new circuit to be known as the
The Mixson bill changing the inher
itance law when a husband dies intes
tate, so as to give the widow one-hal
instead of one-third of his property,
was killed by the house.
The county supply bill, one of the
omnibus measures of the ways and
means committee, was passed to third
reading by the house.
The house, at the request of Mr.
Pyatt, of Georgetown, pased to third
reading the bill by the committee on
fish, game and forestry charging a li
cense to non-residents who fish for
shad or sturgeon in the waters of
South Carolina. The licenses are to
be granted by the board of fisheries
through the county treasurer, and
they are not transferable. County
treasurers are to be furnished with
license blanks and tags by the board.
On motion of Mr. Welch, the bill
by Mr. Muller requiring railroad com
panies to provide shelter at their
shops for employes repairing cars,
was passed to third reading with the
proviso that it should not apply to rail
roads less than 20 miles in length.
Mr. Miller introduced the bill at the
instance of men In. the Southern shops
Debate on the Earle-Stanley-Mixon
Hunter two-cent passenger rate bill,
hemmi. in the senate, continued
roukuioft the night session ana win
be .taken up again immediately after
the morning hour, wheri the indica
tions are that it will be killed, or the
committee amendments adopted.
The opponents of the two-cent rate
contend that it is unfair to give the
man of means the advantage of a two
cent rate in purchasing a nileage
book and to require the man who can
not afford to invest at once in trans
portation for from 500 to 1,000 miles
to pay two and a half and three cents
a mile. The opponets answer this by
saying that it Is the same discrimina
tion that is made in favor of a large
shipper as against a small shipper;
that the man paying the railroad $20
in a lump sum makes that much
money available for the use of the
railroad in its business.
Senator Young said that the pro
ponents of the two-cent rate bill ad
mitted that it would prove confisca
tory in the case of short lines, yet, he
said, they would have a trunk line
haul passengers for 100 miles more or
less within the state ror two cents.
The logic of this view of the matter
Senator Young said that he could not
The discussion of the measure has
brougbt out from the proponents, and
from Senator Earle especially, denun
ciation of the railroad lawyers who
frequent the- lobby as he dontended
from ithe beginning of the session of
.the end. The railroad committee has
also come in for a share of criticism.
Senator Earle said that he had not
gone before the committee. because he
expected an unfavorable report on his
bill in any event.
The senate passed a bill authorizing
the establishment of the pellagra hos
pital and commission, carrying an ap
propriation of $75,000, of which $25,000
Is to build the hospital which would be
the first in the country.
The senate refused to change' the
change the pension laws of this state,
and killed the bill providing an addi
tional stenographer for the seventh
circuit which is composed of Spartan
burg, Cherokee and Union. Hhe house
passed the pension reform bill.
Columbia Station Substitute Bill.
A substitute for the Welch bill to
require the railroads to erect and
maintain a union station in Columbia
was reported out of the railroad com
m'ttee of the senate. The substitute
makes no mention of erection but
provides simply for the improvement
and maintenance of an adequate sta
tion. The substitute bill would place
the matter in the hands of two engi
neers, one to :be appointed by the
railroads, and the other by city coun
cil, instead of the Chamber of Com
Mileage Good For Family.
The railroad commission recently
issued order effective within 30 days
requiring rtilroad companies to accept
mileage coupons from any member of
the family of a purchaser, provided
the purchaser at tihe- time of buying
his mileage stated in writing who con
stiuted the members of his family.
The order followed the complaint of
Senator Earle of Greenville.
H. S. Hardwick, of Washington, traf
fic paksenger manzager of the Souith
ern railway was here. Assistant At
inrney General represented the state.
ei Feb. 26, 1914
Fair Last Week In October.
October 26-3J, inclusive, the last
week in the month, was fixed upon as .
the time for the state fair of 1914 at
a meeting recently sof the executive
committee, South Caro~ina Agricul
tural and Mechanical Society. D. F.
Efird, general secretary, and D. G.
Ellison, treasurer, were re-elected.
Neither had opposition.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS ITEMS.
Systematic encouragement of thrift
will hereafter be part of the policy
of the Columbia public school system.
The commissioners authorized the es
tablishment, in the high school only
at present, but eventually in all the
schools, of a savings funds for pupils.
The state of South Carolina was
awarded a verdict of $360 in the court
of common pleas recently against the
Seaboard Air Line railway. The com
plaint was brought on behalf of Clem
The Columbia-Camde4 railrogd was
chartered recently with capital of
$250,000 and work was commenced on
the electric line -of railway between
Columbia and Camden. R. L. Abney
and Senator Weston and others are
behind the movement.
Rev. Stephen A. Nettles, formerly
editor of the Southern Christian Ad
vocate, Is confined to the home of his
sister, Mrs. E. C. Alsbrook in Spartan
burg by injuries which he received
when he slipped and fell on the icy'
The first shipment of the 7,000 eggs
to be sent into Union county to fill
the orders for the members of the
Union County Poultry Association' is
now being received.
A delegation of railroad officals and
directors of the Spartanburg chamber
of commerce met in consultation with
J. T. O'Dell, relative to the erection
of a new union station for Spartan
Orangeburg county schools have re
ceived $3,250.63 to be used as school
extension aid. Thirty-five schools of
this county, have received this aid.
Prof. J. H., Harper, director of the
agfcultural department of Clemson
College, has accepted an invitation to
conduct one of the conferences at the
1914 Conference for Education in the
South, to be held in Louisville, Ky.,
April 7 to 10, inclusvie.
After a pleasant and instructive sw
ries of meetings In the Pendleton
street Baptist church at Greenville,
the B. Y. P. U. convention adjourned
recently to meet next year at Darling.
ton. The banner for which competi
tion was keen was awarded to the B.
Y. P.'U. of Tabernacle church of Col
A new enterprise for Gaffney is a
hog farpa which has been established
by R. E. Johnson. Mr. Johnson has
purchased some registered animals
and will raise them for sale .He has
had considerable experience in hand
ling live stock, and only up-to-date
methods will be employed by him.
Henry Von Oshen, Jr., of Orangeburg
and Mr. Howard of Charleston have
entered into a business to raise poul
try and sell eggs, etc. The poultry
farm has been established on the road
between Orangeburg and St. Mat
'hews, about two miles from Oranga.