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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
THU NKASL'ltl.S < ONsi l>i:Hi;i> i\ TIM
I or HT II WI:I:K or TUK SJ.SSION.
Holli HOIIHUS <;??( iii,MU tn Haul Wolli
Wim! Wan lion - mu? Wini I Was lilt
Tho following new bills wore intro
Bill relating to agricultural contracts
and proaoibing u punishment tor inter
ferring wit li such cont mets; lu reduce
taxed costs in certain cases; to amend
Section 2,1(10, (lenora] Statutes, relating
to thc criminal law; to regula! . tho r ite
of interest upon leans; establishing ii
collegool agriculture ami thc mechanic
arts, ami to devolve tho ihith ol tho de
partment of agriculture upon its hoard
of directors; relating to tho coll? et iou <-t
delinquent tax.-*; authorizing thc, refund
ing of tho taxes paid hy fanners nu cot
ton listed for taxation in ISSti fruin thc
crop <if 1885; to amend Seclii n I of an
Act to chango thc time of listing prop
erty for taxation; relating to actions for
thc recovery of real property; relating
to the maintenance of bustard children;
providing for tho udmi don of deaf mutes
and tho blind to tho South ('arolina In
stitute for thc Education ol the Deaf.
Dum!) ami Blind; hill amen lin;; the
charter of tho town of Brimson.
.u nirons AM? IUCASIUI ns.
Tho bill to require the Governor to
appoint ono and the Mine pen-on to tho
otlice of county trcasvrcr and county
Auditor, and to provide salaries for tho
same in each county, came up as un
finished businosi. Senator Howell lcd
an attack upon it. and thc chi< t' burden
of its defence fell upon Senator Patter
On Senator Moody's motu.n to in
definitely postpone thc unfavorable re
port of the committee the vote resulted:
Yens-Senators Alexander, Austin,
Byrd, Edwards, Krwin, Field, Moody,
Miuray, Patterson. Sligh, ? Smith, Tal
bert, Williams, Wingard nud Woflbrd
Nays-Senators Boll, Bicmann, Black,
('rows, Howell, Kennedy, Mc ?Master,
Moise, Munro, lloynolds, Binnuc, Kink
ier, Smythe and Yotununs li.
Senator Moody's hill lo require tho
Governor to appoint mic ami the same
person to the ellice of count > treasurer
and county auditor, ami to pr?vido bala
ries for tho Ramo ill each enanty, of
course provoked alight, li liad*been
unfavorably reported. Senator Moody
moved to table tin report amt take up
the bill. A goners I discussion ensued,
wliioh was suspi lided hy thc considera
tion of tho Urst special 01 1er ?or tho
day, and tho bill was afterwards post
poned till thc session of 18X7,
rn: co|ii'Miii.\ CAN tn,
'Ihcie was quiti alight over the Co
lumbia Canal lilli, which was tiio special
order for the tilth inst. Without objec
tion Senator M,.Master secured tho
adopt iou ot amendments allowing the
whole appropriation of ??I2,IM'0 to bo
drawn from the State treusuri and re
funded out of thc our|>lus < arnuigs of the
Senator Sligh offered au amendment
providing thal thc pi ;?;ti ntiary authori
ties build a chock ?iain al the present
hoad of the Canal to preserve thc work
from injury by freshen ? thal thu < ?ty of
Cohimbia have tin option until May I,
1 ss?, of accepting thc state's interest in
the Canal; that tin Mate grant to the
city one hundred convicts for tho period
of three years, tho city to pay for the
food, clothes, guards, Are., required hy
them, provided tho eily give houd to
supply the penitentiary willi ?00-horSO
power on the completion ot tho Canal,
and further assume the state's liability
for furnishing Col. S, A. Pearce the
500-horso power due him by contract
upon the complet iou o? t ho ( 'anal.
Senator Byrd moved to table this
aincndraont. The vote resulte.!:
Veas-Senators Bell, Byrd, Erwin,
Field, Hi well, l/.lar, McCall, McMastor,
Moise, Moore, Murray, Patterson, Boy
nolils, Smith, Smythe., Williams, Win
gan!, Woodward ami loumam ll).
Nays Senators Austin, Bicmann,
Black, Crews, Edwards, HcmphiU, Ken
nedy, Moody, Munro, SUgh, Talbert and
Senator Sligh next offered au amend
ment providing for tho connection o? tho
old and DOW canals at II COSI of H >,' IM),
with a Wow simply to furnishing water
power ki the penitentiary.
Senator Byrd moved to tah!:'. Adopted
hy a rot? of 18 to l!l. The only change
from thc preoeiling vote wa that Sena
tor Krwin voted "nu."
Senator Sligh next moved lostriko out
tho appropriation of $12,000 and inert
om- of $25,000.
Senator Howell moved to table, Car
ried without a th vision.
After further debat?- Senator Talbert
moved to strike out thc enacting clause
of thc hill. Senator Murray moved lu
Yeas Senators B. ll, Byrd, richi,
Howell, i/.lar, McCall, MoMaster, Moise,
Moore, Murray, Patterson, Boynolds,
Smith, Smythe, William.-, Wingan!,
Woodward and joumanar-18.
Nays- Senators Austin, Bicmann,
Black', Crews, Edwards, Brum, Hemp
hill, Kennedy, Moody, Minno. Binnuc,
Sligh, 'fallu rt and WolVord -H,
Senator Taldorl UlOD moved lo dis
charge thc b?l and make it the special
order for to-morrow, Senator Smythe
moved to table. Carried hyaVOtO ol
22 to!). . .
Tho hill then passed without a division.
It appropriates from the surplus erin
ingsof tim p. Dib i.dary $12,000 for the
prosecution ?d' tho w uk. Tho important
proviso is added that tho |H)iiitentinry
directors are authorized to draw this MIHI
from the State treasury, to he returned
when the penitentiary carns tho amount.
On the question ol tho fund passage of
tho bill Senator Talbert domandod tho
yeas and nays, hin previous motion to
recommit baring failed hy a vote of '.? to
18. The voto resulted:
Yeas Senators Bel!. Buist, Byrd,
Fiold, Howell, MoMaster, Moise, ?Mur
ray, Patterson, Boynold?. l?bame, Kink
ier, Smith, Smythe, Williams, Wingan!
and Younuuis 17.
Nays - Senators Alexander, Austin,
Bicmann, Crews, Edwards, Kennedy,
Moody, SUgh, Talbert and Welford- 10.
touton Black. Erwin Munro, who]
1 Juki have voted "no," were paired With
Senators l/.lar, Woodward aud Mooio,
who would have voted "ayo,"
Senator llcmphill was absout.
A LICKXSK I OU DOOS.
Beuator Talbert's bill "providing for
the taxation of dogs and hitches was
much discussed. Mr. Talbert scored a
preliminary victory by securing tho re
jection of an unfavorable report, without
a division. Ho thou moved to amend so
as lo provide for a ' license" of ono (lid
iar instead of a "tax," tho proceeds to be
paid into the county treasury for educa
Senator Williams moved to strike out
the enacting; olau.se of tho bill.
Soiudor Austin moved to table Sena
tor Williams'.-, motion to strike out Hie
ebactiug words of tho bill:
Veas Senator Alexander, Austin, Bell,
Bicmnnn, Byrd, Crews, Edward i, Erwin,
McCall, McMastor, Moody. Murray,
Kimmo, Sligh, Srnytho and Talbert- Itt:
Nays-Senators "Black, Field, Hemp
hill, Howell, Kennedy, Munro. Patter
son, 1 icynolds, Snakier, Smith, Williams
and Voumans I".
Several pro forma amendments were
made to tho bill. Several ann m?mente
were defeated. Tho bill then passed
without a division, with notice of general
amendments on tho third roadbig.
1 UV. 0N1VEU81TY TBUSTBE >.
When the bill relating to tho trustees
of tho University was road Senutoi
Smythe moved to reconsider tim vote
by which on the second rca ling tin
Sonate rejected tho amendment adding
tho chairmen of tho committees on edu
cation of tho Sonate and House to tia
board of trustees. Senator Murray urged
that tho motion was out of ?odor, bul
after discussion tho Chair ruled that il
was in order. On the question of rcoon
siderat iou thc advocates of tho amend
nient urged that it would lie advisabh
to retain this provision of tho present
law . Senators Murray and Edwards de
dared that it would make the board to<
unwieldly, as the bill already provide*
for nineteen members.
On Senator Murray's motion to tabb
tho amendment, tho vote stood on ?
division 16 to I I. The bill then passel
w itliout a division.
Thc hill to iimond Hie luw in rulatioi
to highways and bridges was amende*
so as only to abolish tho oflioo of super
intendont of highways. lt passed il
third reading in such shape as to oxomp
tho counties of Oreeuvilfo, Chesterfield
Sumter, Darlington, Oraugobtirg, Fail
hold, Chester, York, Clarendon, Kicll
land, I loan fort, Marion and Lauron
from its provisions.
Tho bill to regulate criminal practic
in thu Courts of d?lierai Sessions passe
its second reading after a lig'd, hy
vide of '-'1 to <i. lt reduces the mimbi
of peremptory challenges for defendant
in criminal coses, and abolishes much <
the un necessary verbiage of indict mont
Thc bill lo drovido for tim paymoi
by tho State of tho expenses of all pros?
entions in criminal casos provoked mnc
disci, .ion. A motion to inddinitel
postpone tho unfavorable report of tl
committee was adopted by a voto of 1
to b>, but soon after a proposition i
continue it to Uie noxt session was ca
ried by IO yens to 1 I nays.
Tho bill regulating tho taxation i
attorneys' costs in certain cases, ai
prescribing Hie method by which .
attorney's right to additional costs ai
fees under control of tito Court ma s 1
determined went through without o
position, with a proviso that it shall n
apply to causes ah cady commenced.
On motion ot Senator Smythe ol
hundred copies of Hie resolution in i
gard to the Charleston Jetties we
ordered to he printed and distributed
accordance with tho terms of tho resol
SenatorsSmytho, Murray and McC
wcro appointed tho Sonato conferees
thc earthquake reassessment bill.
( >n Senator Murray's motion thc St
ale refused to concur in tho iii i^e re:
lotion in regard to pllOS] hate royalty.
Tlio Sonato agreed to tho Hoi
amendments to tho bill providing I
tho transportation of convict to t
State penitentiary by penitontin
Senator Sligh made a vain endeavor
rescue from an unfavorable report
bill to give physicians a lion for prof
sional services, and thu bill was killed
Senator McMastcr's joint r?solut
proposing a constitutional amendme
that thc state superintendent of edu
tiou shall lie elected every four years
tho Legislature, was, after a 1 ?rief
fence, continued until next session.
Tho bill living foes for tuition in
South Ca:(dina College was amended
as to strike out the clause reqiiir
beneficiaries to teach two years in
publie schools, and authorizing to v
pond beneficiaries at Uro end ol am i
sion, and passed and sent to tho Hoi
Tho bill to stay executions (that
providing a Stay Law i till next Nov<
her wa? killed.
The bill to change the time for list
taxable property was killed.
Tho bill to repeal tho lion law
pased to a third reading. Tho 1'OpOfl
take effeot one year hence.
1 he bill to ann nd Section '.inst of
l lenora] Statutes was passed to its tl
..ending. This bill is hiten led t<> DUI
parties or organizations (like the Kni(
of Labor) from interforring with labor
Tho l>di to abolish tho oilice of Ma
in Laurens county was killed.
Tho bill to reduce the number of
justices in Kershaw county was poise
a third reading.
The bill bill to make tho State, ins
of tho several counties, pay tho coal
criminal prosecutions was passed.
A joint resolution passed, to exl
the time for payment ol tax?e to the
Th. bili to prohibit the sottlomei
criminal cases without tho consent ol
idiom iy ' lierai or solicitor, was ki
A bill to make carnal knowledge i
woman child under the ago of six
years, either with or w ithout her com
a capital offence, was killed, on mt
of Senator Woodward, by a vote o
A bill to give a lion to owners of
lionn, kc, on tho mares served and
progeny waa postponed to tho noxi
Senate) Murray's bill, relating t<
collection of delinquent taxes, was pi
by a voto of 10 to 14.
Tho bill to amend tho Code of P
I dure, ?elating to actions for tho ree?
of real estate, was debated 1 ? y tUo legal
members and killed.
Senator Homphill's bill to prohibit
cockfighting within throo miles of any
? bartered institution of learning in tho
State pnsacd by a vote li) to 12.
The following bills received their sec
ond reading: To confereortoin l ights on
the fort boyal and Western Carolina
Railway Company! providing for tho
disposition of certain unclaimed drafts
in the hands of tho Colloton county
commissioners; validating certain town
ships and town subscriptions to the cor
poration now known as tho Atlantic and
Northwestern Railroad Company;
amending tho ehartel ot tho l.utawvillc
Raj I road Company; relating to tho com
pensation of certain of tho officers of
Hou-.? ni lt< |o< -.i a lot i vos.
Tho Speaker appointed Messrs. Mose ,
of Sumter, Drown, of Anderson, and
Urawley, of Charleston, tho committee
of conference on the Charleston earth
TUB NEW AOtUCUIiTl'IIAIj Ul lu:M .
The House took up Ibo agricultural
bureau hill, and (Hissed il without any
opposition. This bill is u substituto fox
that introduced early in Hie session, as
tho embodiment of tho view's expressed
hy tho Farmers' Convention. Its pro
visions are as follows;
lt repeals Sections I, 2 and ?I ol tin
Act of 1ST'.), "tocreaton, department ol
agriculture," .Vc, and substitutes thc fol
lowing in lieu thereof:
SUCTION 1. Tho South Carolina bearii
of agriculture shall consist of ten por
son*, who --hall be agriculturalists, ami
ho olecte by Hie Legislature for Hu
term of two years, and until their sue
cossors are cloded and qualified, a ina
jority of whom shall constitute i
quorum, and vacancies a rifting from auj
cause shall lie tilled hy the LegislatllN
for the unexpired terni.. Tho boan
shall meet for the transi lotion of busi
ness as often as thoy may th em exped?
ont, Ind at least twice in cooli year. The;
shall receive no salary, lint shall lie al
lowed the stun of three '.lollara ja r diem
and five cents per mile actually tiavelei
whi lo engaged in tho duties of tho board
not excec ding twenty days in any otu
year. The first election of the boan
shall bc held inunodintjely after tili' ap
preval of this Act.
Sie. 'J. There shall he lu i.! in the (. it,
of Columbia, in the month of Novombo
in each year, an annual mooting of th
South (.'andina board of agriculture
together with a convention of del?gale
consisting of live, from each county ol
ganizutiou er society, live from the Stat
Crange and live from the State Agrien!
turill and Mechanical Society, w oo sha!'
for tho time being, be monibors of tl.
South Carolina boord of agriculture, fe
tin purposes of deliberation mid cor
sultaliou as to tho wants, prospects an
conditions of the agricultural i ute rei
throughout tho State, lint they shall r<
ceivi no compensation.
Six*. ?5. Immediately after the oleetio
of the board they shall organize, by Hi
election of one of their number jue.
dent, and al the expiration of tho teri
of ellice of tin; present commissioner <
agriculture, and every two years then
after they shall elect a commissioner i
agriculture, who shall be an iigricultu
ist. Ho shall bc judd u salary o'. I weld;
five one hundred dollars per aiiuun
payable monthly, ami shall givo bond t
the State, with sureties conditioned f<
the faithful discharge of the duties (
his ollico, in tho sum live thousand do
hus, to lie approved and tiled in lil
manner us di? bonds of State Ollicor
He shall he empowered to employ a
Oilieiont ?derk, whoso salary shall I
twelve hundred dollars per il ll Ullin, pa
able monthly, Tho siful board shall ah
organize anil encourage fanners' (dubs .
associations, and hold farmers' institut
win rever practicable.
TllO very limited discussion which e
sued after the bid had been read Wi
oponed by .Mr. Boozer, nf Ldgollol
who opposed a motion to amend tl
third section by making the salary
the clerk of Hie new bureau $1,500, i
Stead of $1,200, as provided in tho orif.
md bili. Mr. Boozer said that if Hi
Legislature had come here to rofon
this was a good time to commence t
forming. Tho clerks in tho City of C
lumbla worked from 12 to 18 hours
day and received I rom $300 to .-duo p
annum. He didn't see why this der
who he was told worked about I or
hours a day, should receive $1,500. T
amendment was tabled.
Mr. Abney, of Biohland, vent und
move to amend tho bill by making t
(Jovornor a member of the new boat
Ho also wanted to make tue Govern
chairman of thc board.
Mr. Tindal, tin- chairman of the col
mittel', accepted the suggestion to mu
thoGovornorn mendier of the boat
but pointed out very clearly that
could scarcely act i.i the capacity
chairman. Finally, after some consul
Hon between the members, the amoi
nient was withdrawn.
Mr. Lawton offered a substitute to t
entire bill, which provided for thc ol
lion of seven members, ono from en
Congressional district, who, togetl
with the prosont board, should com
tute the department. The substite
however, was tabled.
Dr. Tilomas, of Union, wanted to
duce th<' pay of the commissioner fr
$2,100 to Si,SOO, hut the House refill
to entertain tho proposition, and tho 1
was Billilly passed without any amoi
mi nt, save one providing that tho di
gates to the annual convention shall
coivc no pay.
.nu: Till Al. .11 si ll i:s.
Tho bill (by Mr. Douglass, of Fi
field,) to reorganizo the trial jusl
system excited much debate. Tho
is intended to give trial justices sala
instead of fees, and to limit their ju
diction to cjrtain territory A mun
of amendments wore inserted.
The following counties are ombrn
in its provisions: Beaufort 7 junti
Chester .*>, Clarendon 0, Fdgi field
Ooorgotown 6, Greenville lo, Horrj
Marion 10, Nowborry 5, Orangobun
Sumter 7, Williamsburg 12.
After settling the number of just
tho House, or that portion of it i utero:
in tho hill, addressed itself to the so
what complex task of fixing the salai
winch took up considerable time,
Marion delegation alone consumin
largo portion of it. Tho original
Hied tue salaries at $10 for justices i
side of towns, 875 for those in town
1,000 .inhabitants, and $1815 foi tims
(.?wu* ol' moro than thal numbul'of iu
I habitante. AH near as could bo gathered
I the following special salaries wore named :
' Williamsburg, .S:2? per annum; Orango
burg oity, two justices, sJT? eaoh; St
! Matthew's, .-I V). ISdgollold towu, $150;
j Hurry, tow n of Conway, 800; town of
Sumter, $000; town ?d' I'lantersvillo,
I Georgetown county, $125; town of Lau
castor, $200; outside thc town, .<i?:
Greenville city, two justices, $125 cadi.
KKPOUMINU ( (U N I V SUElUl'KS.
Among Hie bills which have boen or
dered to lie engrossed by tho House are
I two which aro especially interesting to
county sherill's. Tho first is a hill car
I rying out Governor Sheppard's recom
mendation in reference to the transpor
tation of convicts from tho various COUU
! ty jails to the penitentiary, The bill '
provides that tho clerks of Courts in tho
various counties shall immediately at
j tho close of each term of tho Court of
1 Session- notify tho superintendent of
tho penitentiary ol tho number of pris
oners sentenced to tho penitentiary, and
tho superintendent is directed forthwith
to send a proper guard to take charge of
! the prisoners and convey thora to the
penitentiary "without cost to the coun
ty." Undor this bill, should it pass tho
Senate, such little excursions as that
which visited Columbia two weeks ago
from one of the eastern count ios will not
be practiblo, and thc taxpayer- of tho
count: swill not bo called upoii to pay
from $30 to $50 to trans]iori each con
vict to Ibo penitentiary.
Thc other bill is one to lix the fee tor
dioting prisoners in tho county jail. The
bill is very short. Its provisions ure
simply '.iiat 'am and after tho passage of
this Act the foo for dieting prisoners in
county jails shall bo 25 ci nts nor day."
Both thea- bills were passed a few mo
ments before midnight. Next morning
Mr. J. frost Walker moved to recon
sider the vote whereby the bill was or
dered lo be engrossed. Mr. McHugh,
<>f Charleston, made II speech in favor of
the motion to reconsider. It must bo
remembered, I io argued, that tho sheriffs
oflicu had no salary nttttched to it. That
oilicer was paid solely by fees. I nc fees
were fixed not only to reimburse him
j for the expenses incurred, but also to
provide lum with remuneration for the
discharge of his duties. lt seemed to
him that there had la en too much re
forming of tho oilloo of sherill. Tho
bill passed just before tliis had taken
aw.iN ono of tho most profitable sources
of tho incomes of flierni'.. ho no ant the
bill to provide for the transportation of
convicts lo tho penitentiary. These two
bills, ho saiil. would together take away
one-third of the incomes of tho sherill's.
Ile proposed a reconsideration in Ol'dor
to amend the bill by making th? fee '10
Mr. Miller, of beaufort, sai.', if tho
House reconsidered its action >f the
previous night night sessions would not
be worth one cent.
After so..io further discussion the mo
tion to reconsider was tabled by an over
win -niling majority.
1 ICU ( OM MUIA ( ANAL
Tho Senate bill appropriating $12,001
for tllO Columbia Cana' caused a lour
debate m the House, finally the en
acting clause was stricken out hy lh<
Yeas- Messrs. Aueruni, Ansel, \ relier,
Austell, hinkley, Barm oro, lleai I, Dig
ham, B|ack, Boozer, Hrawloy, brown,
Browning, byrd, Cain, Chalmer , Clove
land, Connors, Daniels, Dant/.lcr, Da
voniK)rt, Dean, Drake, DuBose, Dukes,
lioslcy, Lvuns, fox, Gary, Guess, Hain
ilton, oi York, Hamilton, of ('hester
Hickman, Hill, Hough, Hyde, Irby
Johnston, done-, Jordan, Keith King
League. Mars, Mason, Mcclintock, Mc
Daniel, McKissick, Miller, of Lancaster
Minis, Moses, Norton, O'Bryan, l*uri
foy, Pringle, Itnysor, Beady, Robinson
Hue, Sally. Sarratt, Shaffer, Shaw
Simpson, Stanlaud, Stewart, Thomas, o
I'nioii. Tonie, Walker, Washington
Wharton, Wilson, of York, Wimborly
Wvlie, Young 70.
Nays Speaker Simons and .Messrs
Abney, Aldrich, Baxtor, Blackwell
Ibice, Brooker, burke, Cappleruan, Cau
soy, Cl laudier, Cobb, Douglass, karie
Picken, Graham, Harper, Hudgens
Dutson, Kershaw, Lawton, Lcscsnc
Lee, Maher, Meals, Moll Ugh, M.ller. o
Georgetown, Miller, of Beaufort
O'Brien, Padgett, Plowden, Bankin
Butland, Seegors, Thomas, id Richland
Turner, Walker M.
Mr. Ansel moved to recoil. -1er til
voti by which the enacting clause wu
stricken ont, and also moved to lay thu
motion on the table. Tho yeas and nay
were called for and the motion provailc
yeas Tl, nays 1)4,
Win n tin- appropriation hill carno u
there waa a tight over tho item of $1-1
OOO for Hie. militia. On a motion to strik
out this item, the vote stood .>.'. to .">.:
Subsequently the vote was reconsidere!
and, the item was reduced to$18,000 an
passed in this shape, 'i bo a]ipr. printie
of $20,000 for the Citadel caused som
debate, hut was adopted liv a vote of 1
to 44, Tho I>ill was thou passed as
When the bill for tho payment of tl
members, officers and attaches of tl
Gonorol Assembly como up, Mr. bighan
of Marion, moved to reduce tho pay <
tho Clerk of tho Senate from $1,0001
$500, and the pa\ of the Assistant (Mei
from $250 to $150. Moth propositiol
were rejected. Tho bill was then passe.
Bill to allow warrants and other pr
cesses issued by municipal authorities
bo executed or served outside corpora
limits; to provide for the compulso
attendance of school children from'I
Ki years of ago, who aro not newe
rolled and in regular attendance in scho<
to combino tho office of auditor ai
treasurer of Williamsburg county;
doline the terni "township" as used
the various Acts of the < lereral Assoinh
for the purpose of elections to make sn
scriptions to railroads.
Bill to authorize tho refunding of tl
bixes paid hy farmers on cotton list'
for taxation in 1880 from tho crop
IK8?; to give tho Court of Sessions co
current jurisdiction in cases of assai
and hatton ; to rcduc/3 the value
homestead exemption; to nnicnilSecti
2,8411 of the General Statutes, relating
the hon of the ow ners of certain stoc
to repeal tho charter of tho town of Fi
o i urn mix?,
Thc hill t . ti\ t)ie salaries of Cite
Court Judges was next taken up. T
?k,-> ' ? ? i ? ? " . r? "
l)ill proposes to rcduco thc salaries from ;
$3,500 to 83,000. After some discussion
u motion woe inailo to continue tin* hill
to tho next session, and on a call of the ?
yeas ililli nays tho motion was adopted
yeas d7, nays -1I.
Tho bill to milico tho salarios of tho
Supreme Court Judges was killed with- '
out debate or division.
A motion was afterwards made to re
consider the vote continuing the Circuit
.Judges' hill to the next session. Dr.
I'ope called torthe yeas and nays, w hich
resulted yeaaOl, naya 18. This brought
the bill up again, and a motion was made
to strike out the enacting word .
After sonic further discussion, Mr.
Hyde moved lo indefinitely postpone the
bill, l>r. l'ope demanded tho yeas and
nays. Unsure, yeas Od, nava Cl. So tho
bill was killed/
Tho bill to.ameiul th? law ill relation
to hawkers and peddlers provides for u
county license ol' $50 jar annum.
Amendments were freely offered, includ
ing dealers in -'ores, sewing machines, I
tin clocks, lightning rods. The bill in
consequence, became consid?rai ?ly mixed
up, bul it was ll nally pass. d.
Tho bill I.? renew and amend th?
charter of tho town of Wiuusboro wns
passed. Tho sale of liquor is I? ft sub
ject to tllO local option law.
- "O- - -i
I A K M I M TUON KM r.NTS,
Have tho reader; of the Cultivator,
Like tho writer, in all panics or depres
sions that ailbct business in general,
noticed that tho value of lunn proporty
was tho last to - how ii eft CC ts, but when
it did fall it was tho lost to react when
reaction took place/ And why is it so?
Simply because active business is moro
sensitive to reactions than missive busi
ness like farming. For tho last fow
years all business has been very much
depressed and values have fallen, espe
cially farm lands, so uauoh so their value
is but nominal, and to-day farm proper
ty is it its lowest ligures. Heaction has
taken place in city and i iv.u proporty,
and He ir values arc rapidly increasing,
and why is it so? because tho owners
of such property ure wide awake and
alive to their intoi'OSl and I.m it lip, us
tho commercial and financial barometers
indieato. This rise in values in cities
and towns, if permanent, in lime, will
have its clVcct on country property, for
prosperity, like depressions, has ?t*- in
fluence on all surrounding interests; and
as prosperity brings money into activo
circulation, the amount of money raises
tho value of all kinds of property
throughout tho country. s such, it
behooves the [armors to begin to pul
their loug-ncglcolcd farms in order and
dross them Up, for appearances add
much to values, and has much weight ill
uiltuonciiig purchasers. All buildings
on tho finnis should undergo repairs
and renovation, and whore buildings and
sheds have been neglected for toe?,
they should bo built. in dior!, the
outfit should bo complete, and paint and
whitewash used to make everything look
neat and nice. And so it should be with
fencing. Have as good fencing and
gates as ono eau alford, for all such adds
to thc VahlO of thu farm. There i- a
time to do all this kind ot work and im
provements when it will not i n te rfc re
with Hold work, and it will bo time wi I!
employed and in the end provo niosl
Then conies Hold improvements and
proper culture. As one rides along the
roads and -ces tho Held- gullied and
washed, til? impression made, is, 'diere
isa farm going to ruin and waste; there
can bo no profitable farming done on
such a farm:' and where briers and
bushes have taken thu Holds tho same
impressions ure also made, and the con
clusions arc perfectly cornet; for where
gullies, briers and biisius prevail Ile
punit can ari io from such a state ol
tilings, and if even should there he a
Sllflicioncv of other land to cultivate, tn
admit of this waste of land what an ugly
appearance it gives to tho farm, such
yawning gullies and unsightly roughs.
Now, what should he done? iirst, ter
race all tile hill lands and slopes so as te
stop washing air I gullying, and if then
ure liai lands that hold water ditch them
oil', and when that is done, tho plow am
harrow must elo tin rest and divorsiliei
farming follow ; and let grain, grass an?
stock lie the bads ea which the lain
must be built up. Our grenlea! troubh
now i ? fencing, tor timber lavery source
which makes h ucing more oxponsiv*
than weean undertake t.> llave pl'Oporlj
done. So wiiy not abandon fencing nm
keop up stock; for whorevor il has bool
adopted it hus proven very satisfactory
and hie rid thc farmer' of HU expenso ii
trying to keep np fencing which prove?
ineffectual und a waste of the little tim
her left us. Let property lie ever si
valuable, if neglected and sn tiered ti
run down, it will depreciate in value am
oftentimes we si r properly sold abovi
it? value, owing to neat and comi'orlabli
buildings and good fencing being plaeci
on it. Attractiveness has much or mon
to do with the value of a farm than Hu
value of thc lund; as such, wo say h
the farmers, go to work and i ni pro vi
your lunn? and whether you w ish to sol
or not it will enhance their value.
Jons H. I >i:s i.
Cave Spring, Ga.
Wc II a vo Outgrow II O ra m mar.
Some of tho best writers in our lan
guage are often the least correct, in
strictly grammatical sense, Many
gifted author discards tho common rule
of grammar and composes to suit iii
own ideas of propriety, clearness alu
harmony. He relegates those rules t
pedagogues and pedants, and claim s I"
liiinself more scope, higher freedom
English, as noa often boon remarked, ls
grammarless tongue, and steadily groa
moro so. Clever and aocei fed author
nowadays make philologie laws of thci
own, and instead of obeying dry un
musty authorities, become ailtho.it ii
themselves, Thc English language i
too big,' too strong, too rich, toostoadil
growing to bo bound by ancient fixed <
inelastic rules.- Now York Cominercii
The Sheriffs load?. Il laid oil a Tiegi
gambling den near Birmingham, Am
Monday night, when a fusilado occurri
between I lie occupant* of tho house an
the oflledre, Tho result was that live <
Hie gamblers were Captured and two we
killed. None of the ullin rs wi TC hurl
The nulli who wie? filially shot in the rfi
in San Prapeisco, Monday, was Hitijaui
H. Kln/e, a lal ni h ind from the ad ?a ii
country, who was merely looking on,
You cull parchas . tho en.J HOAD OAUT niele
.ru thu cuslusi of ucoess, without horse motion, <:
ttdji'ti 'i to inotr uno.
WK A lt K TIIK s"
New York Belting; J
Thc liest mai lc, amt corri lu MOCK .ii! sixes, .-. lo
INO. ifuuraiiteo'l io ho AS t.OOl) AS CAN UK MAI?
TBUIIUII iinU Kaw Ulilo i nc?: Learner, huporlor li
Als >, a full ItllO "f .MAM 1.1,A ItOt'E, lill al/.cs.
M vi KKCKIVKD-sevi iity-flyo l?oi UK UAH
inukiMoi Mu.v.> nml ll.ph Loaners.
One cur luiul SHOT, Sii>.0>)4 KU Bl.LS; (J nu hu plo
at Low Prices. Also tu ?stock thc mon complote I
Mia ma fools, Benowa; Anvils, Vices,Ol ilOoinlnloi
i.n h lUirhi ii lowosi uosti prices helorc Ute ndvanc
lu addition to tho above, we will offer f;>r tho
OttliA'l I.V UKUt UKO I'ltlCKS:
?Roi't?N ami Toe UUuoiKS,
lil TOP I* I M? I ONS ..ii.i IN IN K
10 Kxtcmlo i ri?i'? vuiUOLKl
v i ONK-llOltSK WA .ONS
CT ruo. TIlKKKthnl KOOK ll
Those ROo.l arc outer? 'I H ?lil, aiel ivitl un III a Si
willi iii': r igu'ur I wei .*o uiuui i ..* ?mirantuv. An ex.
Illili m .? mc ABSOLU I'l IJAKO VINS.
i ur regular ino k ol ri ??' < ?l'KS un 1 T<ip Bl i
trw un;; .. si I Hilly rim- Blinni wee;.- Ti r some C>
brain 1 mtikea ol sKAUItooK & ?Mn ii nun ?liner ii
Putin,; "ii' BtUllC liei'l WC w ll olfcr lil HIV 8|K!?'I|
Marne ?, Ugh: omi Heavy Carri;iac ll inn m, Smell
:;..ii,s-i ru i ? Alii?;.i ,s, Luilics'?nit Men a. Tw
l.?al lera, inrUia, un ilea, .tc, ie price* n ivor hofori
U ni"''' .?ii : Inii how ?U I Iso prl.i in is?! ?> will
\Vo caa ?i's?) Offer exir- ino low |?rl<in ..! i large
priSlllll l* 111 I? I'.' pill I Olli -ml Kill SKI'H, s \M
Leather, lliiriii.-? Li tither, I'liner Lcathci. .Vc, .Vc.
I. . K oui rm- ci il lUOAINS for tho M:\ I si x
At the. O l SUn I, ' ?.p ?s.:?.
ftxxr-m-i- ?njtrr.nx*.:*rasssvansiL.V w.'srr.-jxr.r'^Mmtm
Coach Materials. Sutldlc
B E L T
Tho Finest ami Most Vario. Assorti
Brought t" tue. CU
Tidings o? Go
Tu those, who have been wriniclu I nut] .it
now oller you tho moat dr I ?gi it lui vohieb
Try u\w ami sav?' your health? K . ery ur
a colt, should have one, as thu ?>;e H wi
DAY Ai TANNA??
IstMsWWaWWl^V'V XBJBLS WiTP-T. rrv*VI "JITL T\TT-? san g
.W. i. t
NO. 831 BROAD STREET,
- Wholesale und R
Cook Stoves and
OF BKST P
In Stock, Mantels, G
5 Uar Loads COOKING and ll IC ATINO s
wu i GRATKS, Plain and Enameled,
.j : ?ar hoads PIKE BRICK.
.?50 Boxes "CHARCOAL" TIN UOOFINO
100 Bundles SIIKKI IKON.
2 Ca?-ks ? iiKKT ZINC,
QALVANIZKD IRON, 3OLT>RR, Krc, En
TINwARK, Stamped and Pieced, in gr<
tSTlhiy the "EXCELSIOR" COOK s
tor vi-nrs? (giving satisfaction.
I3TIIEAT] NG STOVES-for < OAL or
ty Send for Circulars and Prices.
Augusta, (?a., Snpt. 2S, 1S8U.
THE LAURENS UAH.
j. r. JOHNSON. w. u. KICIIKY,
.JOHNSON & lt ICH KY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Oli n K- I'leining's t'oilier, Northwesl
side of Puhllc Squaro.
LAURENS c. IL, 8. C.
Jt C. GAlttilNOTON,
A TT O lt N E Y AT LA \V,
I.Al ItKNS 0. H.i Si 0?
otlice over W. IL Garrott's Store.
W. ?BNKT, K. p, M'COWAN,
HUN KT & MCGOWAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
LAURUNA 0. H., S. 0i
J, W. ! Ll,(.I MIN. i.l.o. K. YOUNO.
FERGUSON SD YOUNO,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
LAU ItKNS O. H., H. O.
>ar & Co's
that wi.I not aunojr you with a so:? back harso.and
lie.q> ami i.-; ??hie. Any ordinary boggy nani???
I.E AOENTS FOU
and Packing; Co.'s
li lUClies. A180, Pl'KB OAK I.KATHKR BKLT
i ?im, I lt jr (recommends ltoclf.)
Ma li.nc (Ul, K's. is and Belt Hook* at Lowest
lt Kl. SIKH* GUNS, .>* improved patterns aaa beat
iicnts, Wii-is, Powder, Ac, willoh we wUt rna off
mi- ol HA KOWAKK, ? 'ni peaters* Toola, Mark
I Nal:?, spike-i, Looks, iiin:'. s Ao., whlqU banuR
f?a, ouuules us to offer them at STKIOT BAH
next Bixtj durs, to ??ono out oooslgameata, at
Y PH .?TONS.
?VK8 and SUKKYS.
icrlnv.c, Tito.? are u'l standard Work, and aol4
iinlnutton nf these vehicles will convince atty ona
HUES ls larger than for many yean, and to thoa?
'ira inducements. Tilla stook comprises toa oelo
?P-ClasH makes, mid are In quality THU ?BST,
iii:.. ; m sincio and Double Harness, Fina Track
.and Double Wagon llameas,
olola of Second-Hand MoLellnn Saddle stirrups
i ottered. You coi afford to throw away your old
ho sold for.
'niHlKiiiimiit o' l.tiATUKIt just received, oom
l.'iiiiiji .md Toppin;*; Oak ami Hemlock Sola
l'Y HAYS ai
EAR & CO'S.
. orgia Railroad Bank, 704 ?road St.
M I. I WWI ? 11 - 11 ? ?? III ll.-J--.^^M-M
iry, Harness, Leather,
meat of Children's Carriages Ever
y. At nil prices.
enfort and Joy
irked about by so-called road carts. We
?5, with PIN EST wheels ami axles lor
ni win? owns i horse, or wishes to train
tliiii thc roach of all.
ILL, Augusta, via.
eta ll healer in
[ Heating Stoves,
.rates and Tinware.
;at variety, vory bow Prices, at whole
TOVB, This Stovo has been sold by us
w. i. IVELPH.
N. .1. HOLMKS. H. Y. SIMP80N
HOLM ES & SIMPSON,
A T T O UN E Y S AT LAW,
LAUKKNS c. H., .-. <*.
N. S. HARRIS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, LAURENS,
C. H., S. C.
*W*T Oftice over sloro of W. Lr. ROYD.
Dr. W. H. BALL,
?KM INT. ?
OFFICE OVER WILKES' BOOK
? AND DRUG STORE.
Office days-Mondays and Tuesday*.
LAURENS C. H., B.C.
H. I'. TODO. W. ll. MAKTIN.
A T T O U N E Y fl A T LAW,
LA1JHKN8 C. H., S. O.