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RESIDENT ,HUNTER8' LIC9N8E
LAW. NOVVIN EFFECT-GAME
DISPATCHES FROM COLUMBIA
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progreqs of South Carolina Peo.
Pie, Gathered Around the State
A. A. Richardson, chief game war
den of South Carolina, has just is
sued the following statement:
"At the 1916 session of the general
assembly Richland county and 14
other count'es, not then affected by
the provisions of the resident hunters'
license law, were included under the
provisions of the said law. This law
Is now in effect and the licenses have
been placed on sale w'th the different
magistrates throughout the county
and the law will be strictly 'enforced
f orn now -nn.
"The resident hunters' license law
requires that every hunter before
hunting any kind of game, whether
protected or unprotected game, shall
first procure a license, except land
lords and tenants and their children
on their freeholds and leaseholds, re
spectfully. The county license costs
$1 and is good only in the county.
The state license costs $3 and is good
to hunt in accordance with the laws
anywhere in the state. No county 11
cense is needed for a person who has
a state license. A landlord may give
written permission to any resident of
his county to hunt upon his land, in
which event the written permit must
be carried upon the person of the
hunter -and is a substitute for the
'ounty license. No written permis
.ion can be extended to any person
living outside of the county, a state
license is required for any non-resi
dent of the county. These licenses
that have been put on sale are good
until July 1, 1917.
"Licenses will be placed on sale in
the other new counties that have
come under the provisions of the
hunters' license law just as soon as
the governor appoints game wardens
and they qualify for their positions.
"I have received a great many in
quiries relative to the above mention.
ed law and will thank you to pub.
lish this article for the benefit o
your readers." e
Demand for Law Enforcement.
A general awakening among South
Carolinians in their attitude and de
mand for the enforcement of law war
the burden of the charge to the grand
jury of Richland county by Judge
Mondel L. Smith at the opening of
the May term of criminal court.
',The prohibitory law enacted by the
last legislature in regards to the sale
of liquor," Judge Smith said, "was not
the result of fanatnctsm but of the
general tendency throughout the bus
iness world. Business men are find
ing out that the efficiency of their
employees as well as of themselves is
impaired by the use of intoxicants and
they have created a strong and prac
tical sentiment against the use of
Cruise for Naval M"Iliti'a.
Itinerary for tI- :inual cr-uise of
the South Carolimz. .a.val militia was:
Lnnounced in a letter- received by the
djutant general's offise from the navy
department. There are 200 men and
officers in the four divisions of the
The four divisions have been ordered
to leave Charleston July 15 by rail
for the navy yard at Philadelphia. On
July 17 the divisions will embark on
the babtleship Illinois and proceed to
Block Island on the New England
coast. The five days at sea will be
given up to drills and manouvers.
Two days will be spent at Newport,
R. I. The divisions will return to
Charleston the latter part of July.
Prpgi'ess in Rebuilding Hospital.
The work of rebuilding the state
hospital for the insane is progressing
well under the direction of C. Fred
Williams, M. D., superintendent. Sev
en new wards, with accommodation
for approximately 360 male patients,
have been completed; a new dining
room for the female patients has been
furnished and occupied; the new
kitchen built; cold storage plant con
structed; and the congregated dining
poem for the male patients now in
process of construction. A vision of
a new era has been the inapiration
in the task undertaken by the super
State Board of Health Busy.
Reports from the laboratory of the
state board of health indicate an in
crease this year in the number of
patients being treated for rabies.
Since January 1, 120 have taken the
full treatment with 20 others now
being treated. Two cases have been
lost, which is the normal proportion
accor ing to statistics gathered from
wide1 e~as where the treatment has
been gven. One patient died during
treatment while with another the
treatxpient was ineffeptive. The. total
uiuniber treggi4 last year was 247.
Night Achools. Lower lliteraoy.
Might sOhool -work ih' the mill
schools over the state has in a .large
measure been abandoned for the
spring and by statistics, collected by
George D. Brown, supervisor of 'the
mfil schools, approximately 5,000.adult
pupils were enrolled in these, some
of them advanced beyond the mature
age of 70 years. Reports thus fUi col
lected- give an enrollment of 4,642,
with reports not yet filed from several
districts. It is figured that as many
as one-third of these Dad never been
In school before. The Cbtal number
of nights the schools were in session
was 3,263 and 215 teachers were en
gaged in dispelling the illiteracy of
those from whom advantages had been
shatched in early youth. . There are
160 mills in the state and 98 night
schools were organized during the
winter in these. Concrete returns
have been so * inspiriting that Mr.
Brown predicts that within five years
adult illiteracy can be clearly wiped
out, and the necessity of continuing
this plan removed. In addition to the
effective work for those thus. enrolled,
a wholesome influence has been slhed
over the day schools in the mill vil
lages, in which the enrollment has
been increased 16 per cent.
Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson,
Richland and Greeiwood counties
take leading rank. In Greenville coun
ty alone 11 night schoole were organ
ized with.a total enrollment of 1,112
pupils. Opartanburg county had 18
schools, with an enrollment of 566. In
both of these counties an assistant
mill school supervisor was engaged.
Anderson county enrolled 415; Rich
land 402, and Greenwood 2$1. In the
Central night school of Columbia 260
pupils were enrolled. Greenville coun
ty had one school with an enrollment
of 238, and four other schools with
an enrollment Well beyond 100. Sev
eral others in different sections of the
state went well above 100.
The night schools are but a small
phase of the work undertaken in the
the state. Many special levies have
been voted during the year, for mod
ern school buildings r.nd the mainte
nance of an adequate teaching force
and the purchase of extra equipment.
State Facing Serious Problem.
The state board of charities and
corrections is receiving by letter and
through reports of its field agents
many indications that citizens all over
the state are awakening to the impor
tancA of the protlem of protecting the
feebie minded, especially feeble mind
ed white women of child-bearing age.
Frofa the ranks of these unfortunates
paupers, petty criminals, prostitutes
and other undesirables are steadily
recruited. The economic loss due to
feeble-mindedness is incalculable.
Many states have made provision for
caring for their feeble-minded citizens
in institutions where their hands are
trained to, do many kinds of useful
labor and their minds receive such
education as they are capable of as
Recently the board received a let
ter from the chairman of the Yoard
of trustees of a rural school district
asking his advice about handling
some feeble-minded people in this ru
ral community. The chairman's letter
said that these cases of feeble-minded
ness "are a source of anxiety" anid
"seem to demand prompt attention."
Tillman Refuses Stanling Money.
Special from Washington.-"I do not
want my share of the stealing in this
bill; and while South "!arolina has
items in it amounting to $300,000 I
shall vote against it and hope it will
not become law."
In these words Senator B. R. Till
ian began his remarks on the senate
floor when he arose to say that he
would oppose the passage of the
pending rivers and harbors bill..
"We need the money so much
more for more important things that
it is criminal in my mind to hesitate
for one moment or to discuss this bill
at all," Senator Tillman continued.
The senior senator then said that if
the bill should pass $40,000 would be
"I would be ashamed to go home
and tell my people that I have voted
$300~,000 for South Carolina and left
unprepared and unprotected the mo
mentous question of a greater navy,"
New Enterprises Authorized.
The secretary of state has issued
a charter to the Manville Ginning
company, ,with a capital of $1,000.
The Quality Shop, Inc., of George
tAwn, has been commissioned, with a
capital of $5,000.
The Cgrolina Sales company of
Caharleston has been commissioned,
with, a capital of $10,000.
The secretary of state has issued a
commission to the Rlasor Realty com
pany of Greenville with a capital stock
Manes Bros. Inc., of Anderson has
been chartered with a capital of $10.
The Charleston Cement Product,
corporation has been chartered with
a capital of $6,000.
Governor Grants Clemnency-to Six.
Before leaving- Columbias for Char
lotte, Gov. Manning issued pardon,
and paroles in six cases:
Clemency was extended in the fol
Thomas W. Bishop, convicted in
Richlandi county in fall of' 1915 on
the charge of adultery and given 11'
months or a fine of $200,' pardon
l~d Hill, convicted in Greenville in
1906 on the charge of murder and
sentenced to a life term, parate
FRED LYNCI, 1
Fred Lynch of Minnesota, who has
been widely discussed as the possible
successor of William F. McCombs to
the chairmanship of the Democratic
national committee. Mr. McCombs
has announced that he will retire from
politics to devote his time to his pi.
vate law practice after the convention
In St. Louis next June.
REJECTS PEACE RUMORS
SIR EDWARD GREY DECLARES
PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IMPOS
SIBLE AT PRESENT.
War Might Have Been Prevented by
Conference, But Position of En
tente Allies Has Changed.
London.-Sir Edward Grey, the
British foreign secretary, in a speech
-in the House of Commons set aside
all ideas that peace negotiations were
possible at the present stage and
plainly reiterated that the position of
the Entente Allies was in no way
Sir Edward declared that it was
impossible to consider terms of peace
without a previous agreement between
the Allies. Further, he expressed the
decided opinion that the hositilities
had not yet reached a stage where it
was possible to talk of peace, especi
ally as the German public was. con
stantly being "fed with lies" by their
Mr. Ponsonby's reference to the
use of the American press as a "plat
form"' was the outgrowth of a recent
interview with Sir Edward Grey. Sir
Edward in replying to this attack,
while admitting that inportant dis
closures of policy ought first to be
made to Parliament urged that a crisis
might arise during the war when con
siderations of etiquette should not be
allowed to stand in the way. ie con
tended that since German statesmen
constantly were giving interviews and
statements to the American press it
would be mere pedlantry which would
hinder British statesmen from coun
tering these statements in th~e inter
ests of their owvn country.
SECRETARY OF WAR
Expresses His VIews for First Time
on Universal Military Service.
Washington .-Secretary Baker has
begun an exhaustive study of the Hay
Chamberlain army bill with a view to
undertaking the authorized rec-organi
zation of the regular army and-Nation
al Guard as soon as the measure is
signed by the president.
Re-or-ganization of the militia will
be dealt with first. Chairman Cham
berlain of the senate military com
mittee conferred with Mr. Baker re
garding administrative features of the
Secretary Baker, for the first tir.ce
since he became head of the war de
partment, expressed his views on uni
versal military service.
"Every citizen is under obligation
to serve for the defense of his coun
try," he said. "In view of the uni
versality of the obligation, I favor
universal training through some sys
tem of selection that will provide ade
quate defense for the country."
BIG NAVAL BILL
IS NOW- EXPLAINED
Washington.-An elaborate report,
explaining the $241,000,000 naval ap
propriation bill, has been submitted to
the house by the navil committee. At
the same time the Republican mem
bers of the committee joined in a mi
nority report to be presented in a few
days attacking the measure as inade
quate and demanding that Congress
Provide for a navy ranking second
among the world's fighting forces on
CHILDREN WATCH FATHER
FALL 180 FEET TO .HiS DEATH
Pensacola, Fla.-Lieut. Samos Vin
cent Rockwell, a civil engineer in the
United States navy, who was in train1.
ing as an aviator here, was instantly
killed when a navy aeroplane he was
piloting dived headforemost 160 feet
in the ulf. A nutnber of 15ersons, in
cluding his three little children, saw
the aviator fall. LdeUtenant-Rookwell,.
who was 89 years . old, W~u! porn is
WILL NO LONGER
UNITED STATES SENDS.NOTE TO
O60-AT BRITAIN AND
RIGHTS AS NEUTRAL POWER
Denounces Interference With Malls
and Announces - Only Radical
.dhange Will Satisfy.
Washington.--The United States,
denouncing interference with neutral
mails, has notified Great Britain and
France that it can no longer tolerate
the wrongs which American citizens
have suffered and coriAnue to suffer
through the "lawless practice" those
governments have indulged in, and
that only a radical change in policy,
restoring the United States to its full
rights as a neutral power will be satis
This notification is' given 'in the
latest American communication to
the two governments,* the text of
which has just been made public by
the State Department. The time in
which the change must be effected
was not specified, but the United
States expects prompt action.
"Seriots and vexatious" -abuses
pierpetrated by the British and French
governments in seizing-and censoring
neutral mails are recited in the- com
munication and answers are made to
the legal arguments contained in the
reply of the Entente governments to
the first American note on the sub
ject. It is vigorously set forth that
not only have American commercial
interests been injured, -but that the
rights -of property have been violated
and the rules of international law and
custom lialpably disregarded.* Notice
is served that the United States soon
will press claims against the British
and French governments for losses
already sustained. .
The communication quotes the clos
ing paragraphs of the joint note of
February 15 and says this govern.
ment does not admit, as asserted
therein, that parcel- post matter is
subject to the exercise of - the rights
of police supervision, visitation 'and
eventual seizure which belongs to the
belligerents as to all cargoes on the
high seas. The three governments,
however, it is asserted,..'appear..to be
in substantial agreement as to the
principle. The method of applying
the principle is the chief cause of
difference." Continuing the commu
"Though giving asstirances that
they consider genuine corresoonderice
to be inviolable and that they will,
'true to their engagements,' refrain
'on the high seas' from seizing and
confiscating such correspondence, the
Allied governments proceed to d.
prive neutral governments of the ben.
efits of these assurances by seizing
and confiscating mail from vessels .in
port instead of at sea."
MEXICAN' BANDITS MURDER
MORE THAN 200 CIVILIANS.
Attack Train From Mexico City Filled
With Government Employees.
San Antonio, Texas.-More than 200
civilians were murdered between Mex
ico City and Cuernavaca three wveks
ago, according to private advices re
ceived here. Rebels operating be0
tween Cuernavaca and Mexico City
attacked a train on which government
employes were being sent to Cuerna
vaca to assume the governmental
work in Cuernavaca. On the train
were many women, wives and daugh
ters of employes. Almost all of them
were ~reported to have been subjected
to indignities, after which a few of
them were killed.
The rebels attacked the train south
of Tres Marias en a heavy gradle.
overwhelming the little guard, and
poured into the cars a heavy fire,
Those who leaped from the doors
apdl windows were shot down as they
attempted to escape. Only one man
the express messenger-was left
The rebels obtained a consignment
of ammunition^ said to be 2,000,000
ENGLAND FLATLY REFUSES
TO PASS ANY DYESTUFF.
London.- -)iscussing with the Asso
ciated Press the request of the Ame
lean Governinent that Great Britain
permit the :.export of dyestuffs from
Germany to Cre United States, Lord
Robert Cecil; Minister of War Trade,
pointed out:-that Great Btitain had
granted a peortpit for the exportation
of a ertain amount of dyestuffs in
April, 1915, abut that advantage had
never been' taken of the permit.
SPECIAL FAS.T TRAINS TO
CARRY OFORGIA PEACHES.
Atlanta, Ga.-With the first car of
Georgia peaches expected to move, the
estimate of the cron for 1916 was plac
ed at 3.500 cars at a meeting of
Trianspor-tation and traffic officials of
the Southern Railway, the Pennsyl
vania Railroad, and "so Ceorgia Fruit
'Exchange, at whIt-h arrangements
were perfected for haind~ng the'luse
tous Georgia prouct to the markets
of the east in not~ial trains on fast
sassenarer sehle c
CAPT. HARRY W. COOTES
Capt. Harry N. Cootes of troop M, Thir
tieth cavalry, - with Major Tomp
kins at Parral, Mex. ,when the Amer
ican troops were attacked by the
FOR A NATIONAL COUNCIL
TO MOBILIZE INDUSTRIAL RE
SOURCES OF U. S. FOR USE
IN TIME OF WAR.
Bill is introduced Into the House by
Chairman Hay of The Military
Washington.-Creation of a nation
al council to mobilize the industrial
resources of the country for use in
time of war is proposed in a bill, ap
proved by President Wilson, intro
duced in the house by Chairman May
of the Military -Affairs committee.
The measure wofild provide for a
council to consist o# seven members
of the. cabinet. with the power t<
nominate for the approval of th<
president an advisory commission o'
seven members especially qualified U<
aid in making a survey of the indue
tries of the country and to creat
relations that will "render possible I
time of need the immediate concer
tration and utilization of all the it
dustrial resources of the nation."
Among the duties of advisory con
missiondrs would be to investigat
and recommend to the president th
location of railroads in reference t<
concentration of troops and the mol
ilization of resources in time of war
to increase the domestic productioi
of articles and materials essential t<
the support of armies and the peopl
during the interruption of commerce
to give information to manufacturer
regarding the class of supplies needec
::the governmnent ann to develop sea
going transpiortation. None of the mcr
engaged in t he wvork wvould dlrawv sala
rios, only their actual expenses being
SOUTHERN MILLS CONSUME
298,186 BALES COTTON IN APRIL
An Increase Over Last Year of 7.61
Per Cent. Other Sections De
crease 1.5 Per Cent.
Washington, D. C.-The statistics o1
cotton consunmption issued b~y the Uni
ted States census office from month tc
month show the continued growth o:
the cotton textile industry of the
South," said President Harrison o1
Lbhe Sou thern Railway Company.
"The latest report issued sly ws
that in the moneth of April, 1916. South.
ern cotton mills consumed 298,18(
hales, an increase over last year of
21 .263 bales, or 7.08 per cent., while
mills in all other states consumed
only 276,918 bales, a decrease of 3,661
bales, or 1.5 per cent., as compared
with last year. For the nine monthi
endled April 30, consumptIon in South
ern mills increased 17.42 per cent
over last year, while in ali other states
the increase was only 15.06 per cent.'
BATTLE ON THE MEUSE
iS "MURDEROUS STRUGGLE'
Paris.-The flghting on the right
bank' of the Meuse, especially in thE
Ilandromront-Douaumont region,. has
become a "murderous struggle,". yul
the French forces have maintaine the
positions conquered in their -ent rety
notably in iPort Douiaumont, aooording
to the war office commennication, Th<
Germans have multiplied their desper
ate aasaults only to e drlvqn bani
with heavy losses, the statenge~t maya
WOMAN'S CLUBS CONVENE IN
NEW YORK, 300 DELEGATEI
New York.-The thirteenth biennia
convention of the General Federatioi
of' Women's Olubs of America opene<
hr-e with 3,000 delegates and alter
pates present, besides approximatol,
a MA0 visitors. The convention offi
aaly opened with brief meetings o
the dlenartmlent chairtnen and th
hoard of directors. At the openiinj
"plwon Miss Margaret Wilson~1
ria"'hter oft..0 president was A gues
DOES 80 IfN PACE OP A
SURPASSES OTHER NATIONS..
Deemed Necessary to Enroll 0
Able-Bodied Man Between thq
Ages of 18 and 41.
London-The signaturq of King
George has been affixed to the mili
tary service bill recently passed by
In giving the royal sanction to the
bill, King George issued the following
message to the nation:
"To enable our country to organ
ize- more offectively its . military re- -
sources in the present great struggle
for the cause of civilization, I have,
acting on the advice of my ministers,
deemed it necessary to enroll every
able-bodied man between the ages of
18 and 41.
'I desire to take this opportunity of
expressing to my people my recogni
tion and appreciation of the splen
did patriotism and self-sacrifice they
dlisplayed in raising by -voluntary en
*istment since the commencement of
tLhe war no less than 5,041,000 menr
li ,effect far surpassing that of any
other nation in similar circumstances
recoided in history and one which will
be 'i lasting source of pride to future
"I am confident the magnificent
spirit which has hitherto sustained iny
1)eople through the trials of this ter
rible war will inspire them, and that
it will, with God's help, lead us and
our Allies to a victory which shall
achieve the liberation of Europe."
WOULD HAVE PRESIDENT
ASK FOR NATIONAL TRUCE.
Senate Resolution Provides That
United States Undertake
Washington.-A resolution request,
ing the President, unless incompatible
With the public interest to suggest to
warring Nations In Europe that the
United States undertake mediation,
was introduced in the Senate by Ben
ator Lewis, to lie on the table for dis
'lhe resolution would autliorize the
1 President to propose that the belig
erents declare a truce and that each
of them select a neutral country as
Its representative on a board of arbi
- tration thus created; each selected
D neutral would name one member of
a the board over which the President
3 or his representative would preside
as referee. Under the plan each bel
ligerent would present its demands or
claims to the board which would be
authorized to arrive at an equitable
The resolution recites that it is sug-. .
gested as an expressior i h the 'd'esire
Ifor world peace and not of favoritism
for any of the belligerents,
COMMITTEE AGREES TO ARMY
BIL CARRYING $145,000,000.
Washington.-The army appropria
tion bill, carrying $148,000,000 and in
cludinig provision for carrying -out the
H-ay-Chatmberlain reorganization was
agreed to by the Hlouse Military Corn
mittee. The bill1 includes provision
for a council of executives for co-op
eration of industries and resources In1
EVELYN NESBIT THAW -
MARRIES JACK CLIFFORD.
New York.-Evelyn Nesbit Thaw,
divorced by Harry K. Thaw last
month, and Jack Clifford, her dancing
partner, returned here after a hasty
trip to Baltimore and announced that
they had been married in Maryland.
FIRST MOTORCYCLE COMPANY
IN UNITED STATES ARMY
El Paso, Texas.-Organization of
the first motorcycle company in the
United States army has begun at Fort
GREAT BRITAIN EXPORTS
MUCH COTTON CLOTH
New York.-Despite the war Great
Biritain during the first four months ,.'
-.of 1916, according to a bulletin jputAi1-'
-sued by the Natigua.J C~itly-'Bhik, ex
ported more-" otton cloth 'to South
America than she did in the saige
months of 1914. The total exports to
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, .Chile
Peru, Vganezuela and Colombia in thep
-first four months of 1916, .were
125,000.000 yards against. 66,000,000 ,'
yards in the same rmon.thQ .last year.
TEXAS GUARDSMEN WILL BE
BROUGHT TO COURT MARTIAL.
Washington-Reversing his prevlous
decision, Secretary Baker has just ag.
nounced that the 116 members of the
Texas National Guard who''falled to
present themselves for muster Into th~e
Federal service, will be bvought te
court martial immediately ipndeir te
Mr Baker had Intended- to aw~t "
'the signing of the neit militia: a1~
now before the presidetit an4 Woose6
under its provisions, -