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[KU KV KHV TUKSDAY.
iUmjIUl'UO.S Sil.no VI AI YKAIt.
The General Assembly.
CUTIINQ DOWN THE MIES.
Tne Proposed Reduction In the Salaries of
The following 1? the bill passed by
the House of Hopret-eutatlves, which
reduces tho pay of ofliolals In this
Stato. Tho Senate may not agree
with the House, and nonce the meas
ure is not yot a certainty :
See. 1. That tho following officers in
this State shall receive the following
annual salaries aud compensation, and
no other compensation, to-wlt: The
Governor, $3,01)0; Lieutonant Gover
nor, during tho acssion of tho General
Assembly, a per diem of olght dollars
and mileage of a motnbor of tho Gen
eral Assombly; Governor's Private
Secretary, $1,000 ; Governor's Mosson
gor, four hundred dollars: Secrotary
of State and Keeper of Stato House
and grounds, #1,000; Clork of Seoretary
of Stale, *1,200 ; Comptroller General,
$1,000; Chief Clork of Comptroller
General, $1,200; I'onslon Clerk of
Pension Hoard and Bookkeeper of
Comptroller Genoral, $1,200; State
Treasurer, $2,000; Chief Clerk of tho
State Treasurer*$1,500; two bookkeep
ers in tho otliee of tho State Treasurer,
' each $1,200 ; Superintendent of Educa
tion, $1,800 (ul: o two hundred dollars
each year for travollng oxponsos, if so
muoh bo necessary); Clerk of Superin
tendent of Education, $900; Adjutant I
and luspcetor Gouorul, $1,200; Clerk,
$900; Attorney General, $1.000 ; Assist
ant Attorney General, $1,350; Chiof
Justice and Associate Justices of tho
Supremo Court, each $2,850; Circuit
Judges, ouch $2j700 ; Clork of tho Su
premo Court, #800 ;' Llbi arian of Su
premo Court, $800 ; Mess'-ngor and At
tendant of Supremo Court, euoh, $200;
the Reporter of tho Supremo Court,
$900; Superintendent of tho Ponlten
tlary, $1,800; Physician and Captain
of tho GuuihIb ut Penitentiary, euch
$1,000; Chaplain of Penitentiary,
$000 ; Directors of Penitentiary, ouch,
tour dollars per dioin ouoh day of at
tondunco ou tho meetings of the Board
und live cents per mile most direct
route going to und returning from eaitl
meetings ; Superintendent and Physi
cian of Lunatic Asylum, $3,000 ; mem
bers of Board of Regents,eaeb, four
dollars per diem for each day of at
tonduuee on the meetings of the Board
opd live cents per mile by most direct
'route goiug to und returning from said
meetings; Solicitors, $1,350'each, ex
cept tho Solicitor of tho First Circuit;
who shall receive a salary of $1,000,
also the sumo por diem aud mileage
as members of tho General Assembly
while in attendance upon tho session
thereof; State Librarian, $1,000; each
member of tho General Assembly four
dollars per dium during any regulur oi
Bpeoiul session and five cents for overy
mile of tue ordinary routo traveled
going to or returning from tho ppiet
of meeting ; Clerk of tho Senate, eight
dollars per diem durlug session, and
for tlio number of days he may bt
actually engaged in tho work of tht
Honatc after adjournment thereof nol
to exceed twenty days; Assistant Clerk
of Senate, $i!50 ; Reading Clork o:
Souato, ij250 ; Sergoant-at-AVms of the
Sonute, $200; Clerk of tho House o
Representatives, eight dollars poi
diem during session, und (or tho num
bor of days.ho mayjbo actually ungagoc
In tlio work of tho House after ad
journincnt thereof not to ojccoec
twenty days; Assistant Clork of Houhg
$250; Sorgoaut-at-Aruis of House, $250
Reading Clerk of Houso of Repreaen
tatlves, $250 ; Bill Clork of tho Senate
four dollars per dioin;' Bill Clork o
tho House of Ropresontutivos, foui
dollars per diem ; Jouruai Clerk of tht
Senate, four dollars per diem during
, tho sitting of tho Gonoral Assembly
and four dollurs per dioin for euol;
day's work done after adjournment
thereof not exceeding ten days ; Jour
nul Clerk of tho Houso'of Ruprosenta
tlves, four dollars per diem during tht
sitting of tho General Assembly, and
^<o~r dollurs per dioin for each duy't
work after tho adjournment of Gouorul
Assombly not to exceed ten days:
Clerks iu the engrossing department,
each $f per diem; Railroad Commis
sioners, each $1,700, to be paid as now
provided by law : Provided, That hi
oaso of uu extra session or sessions ol
tho General Assombly tho Sergeant
at-Arms, Clerk, Assistant Clerk and
Reading Clerk shall recolvo tho sumc
mileage and per diom of a momber o!
tho General Assembly ; tho Stute
DEBATE ON THE FERTILIZER TAX.
A Question of Interest to Farmers and Ciem
son Colleger- Tho Houso Narrowly Es
caped Killing the Tax.
The House had under consideration
tho bill offered by Mr. Ralnsford to
uiuend the act in roforenee to tho dis
tribution of tho 'privUfgo tax on fer
tilizers, as follows :
All t'n. privilege tax on fertilizers
^heretofore required to bo paid to the
Commissioner of Agrleulturo shall In
tho future be paid to the Treasurer of
.the b'-ute, subject to tho order of tho
Board oi Trustees of tho Clomson
Agricultural College of South Caro
lina, to the cxtout of the amount that
? nay b? necessary to defray tho ox
ponees of tho said Board in perform
ing tlio duties now by law devolved
upon them, and also to tho extent of
un amount, not to exceed tvventy-flvo
thousand ($25,000) dollars for tho main
tenance of the Ciemson Agricultural
CobogoofSouth Carolina. Thobaluneo
of such privilege tax remaining in tho
hands of the State Treasurer after tho
payment of the above amounts shall
be subjeet to the order of tho Board
of Trustees of tlio Winthrop Normal
and Industrial College of South Caro
lina for tho maintenance of tho eollogo
i\!r. toinsfoi ti Ts.xid'ho wn6 a friend
fatttlir tustttlitlobs of higher learn
rTg, but he ? v i ospeotally a friend of
Ciomeoo. When the idea of this col
logo was advanovd it was said on ovory
stump that with tho privilege tax and
other funds, the college could bo
built and operated without a dollar of
tho tax payers tnonoy. But from tho
very fliot who ban been usklng for aid.
In one appropriation bill it was de
cided to give Ciemson Col logo $20.000,
but by some m -ans it appeared $30,000
in tho bill. Tho trustees after de
liberation decided to accept tho $30,
000 and ho contended that thoy were
morally bound to return tbo extra
$10,000, Ho wont on to read what
monies Clomson got, stating the
amount to bo $05,000. Ho read other
Items from tbo report, whloh he said
wero astounding in amounts. If the
pcoplo know how money was spont.
there they would bo astounded also.
on gets about $100,009 and no
man believes that it takes nat much
to run the institution. Ho rood tho
statute requiring i.tndonts to pay a
tuition of $40, yet not one student paid
a niukol. No ono could bulievo that
t.il these Mtudcntt; should bo benefiol
arten. Ho ch<?nd by Baying that it was
nothing but rfght that it should bo
dtvidod with Winthrop.
Mr. Tatum i Ivor* d tho idoa, but as
Mr. Watson thought ?11 UleniMn i
College bllla should bo postponed until
the Clemaen Investigation committee j i
Mersrs. Bowman and Tatum held (
that Mr. Conner's bill in relation to
the privilege tax had nothing what
ever to do with Clemeon and after
aome disouaalon Mr. Conner's bill was
taken up. It provides that the tax
?hall bo ono-fourtb of onu per cent, of
the commercial value of fertilizers.
Mr. Conner held that the tax was
Erimarlly Intended .to protect farmers
-y providing for an analysis of fer
tilizers. For the last fifteen yours
tho tax has amounted to over $500,000,
wbioh was paid by tho farmers. Mr.
Connor made quite an extended argu
ment in favor of the bill holding that
the purposes for whioh the tax bad
been levied bad been diverted from
its original purpose; it is an unjust
tax and should bo taken off.
Mr. Edwards expressed sympathy
with tho objects of the bill, but
thought It was untimely. Its passage
now would increase the tax levy one
mill and the matter had better stand as
it hTltt present.
Mr. Sturklo couldn't understand
why tho tax should be continued if it
was admitted to be unjust.
Mr. Watson said if the bill was
nassod another tax will have to bo
levied to support this institution
Where will the money come from?
The question simply Is would farmers
rather have an indirect or direct tux ?
If this bill passes where goes this In
stitution, the organization of the farm
ors ? The people have accepted the
present arrangement without dissent.
The tax does not oppress any body.
The question simply is whether Clem
son snail bo lot stand or whether it
must come every year and ask for an
appropriation wbioh must be obtained
by direct taxation. *
Mr. Burns held that indirect taxa
tion was vicious and wrong. This tax
Is discriminating because it is borne
exclusively by farmers, yet twenty
pur cent, of the upper class has the
DoneQt of it at Clemson. The plan to
llvldo the tax between Clemson and
Winthrop Is but an offort to perpotu
ate the burden. Farmers have borne
the burden for years aad years with
out a murmur, but in justice to them
they should be relieved of it. Ue was
a friend of Clemson, but she should
stand on tho same footing with others.
Let her come horo and ask for whut
she needs and got it direetly from the
treasury. Mr. Wilson thought that tho
principles of the bill wore right. A
tax should not be levied on any one
class for tho bonoflt of others. Clem
son is open to every profession, except
her doors are forever closed against
certain farmers (negroes). Wo needed
all our institutions, but all should
stand on the same footing. Clemson
need not come hero and beg for sup
port. All she has to do is to ask what
sho wants and she will get it.
By a vote of 41 to 08 the House re
fused to strike out the enacting words.
Mr. Wyohe said tho farmers had
never asked for tho abolition of the
tax. They have never demandod it
from this House. It is a question for
them to settle among themselves. They
did demand that the tax go to Clem
son. He thought action should bo de
ferred until the farmers say what they
Mr. Ashley, interrupting, said that
two-thirds of tho peoplo who pay the
tax never see Inside tho college.
Mr. Wycho said that this issue had
never been made before tho people.
He wanted to vote with tho far mors.
If they want tho tax abolished he
would vote for it.
Mr. Blackwell said tbe reason the
farmers didn't ask for tho repeal was
beoauso they wore not dissatisfied.
They wero willing to pay the tax.
Mr. Sbuman said the House should
go slow on a measure that would crip
ple Clomson Collogo, which is the hope
of many poor boys. Clemson by having
to come yearly and ask for an appro
Srlatlon might got it and might not.
Id one can say that a future General
Assembly will bo as friendly to it as
Mr. Ashley, interrupting, whon the
Speaker referred to a remark of hie,
said he favored Clemson, but wanted
to support it liko the others by direct
Mr. Tatum couldn't see that the life
or death of any Institution was im
Sorillod by tbe bill. The frlonds of the
ill aro frlonds of Clemson College. A
principlo is involved and should bo
acted on. If legislation Is to bo dono
only through momorlals and petitions
then there would bo no use for mom
bors to cotno horo.
Mr. Finklca hold that Clemson be
longed to evory citizen of South Caro
lina and where Is the sense iu taxing
only ono class to support it ? v
Mr. L. J. Williams said thero wero
two questions involved?justice and
expediency. Ho hold that thoro could
bo no possfblo legislation where oqual
and exact justice is given to all men.
All tho peoplo who pay taxes to sup
port'the South Carolina College don't
got its advantages. He wanted to
raise the revenue to support these col
leges whore It would be least folt.
Mr. Harper said ho would disappoint
tbe House for once, he would not
move the previous question this tlmo.
As a Democrat he was opposed to
tariffs and this privilege tax was noth
ing but that. Nevertheless ho did
move tho previous question boforo ho
Although the ilrst vote had indicated
that the House favored the measure,
yet on the vote being taken to ordor
the bill to a third reading it waskillod
by a vote of 50 to 49 as follows :
Yeas: Ashley, Bacot, Bowman,
Breazoale, Braralett, Brown, Burns,
L. S. Connor, J. B. Connor, Coopor,
Crum, Dothage, Eirle, Ellerbee, Fink
loa, Fowler, Gadsden, Gary, Hammett,
Harper, Hlott, Hunter, Humphrey,
Ildorton, Johnston, Ktnnrd, Lommon,
Levorott, Miles, Mishoe, T. P. Mitchell,
J. W. Mitchell, Moore, Molntosb, Otts,
Phillips, Piokens, Price, Prince, Rob
ertson, A. K. Sanders, John G. Saun
ders, Skinner, Sturkie. Tatum, Todd,
Tyler, Warr, Fred Willlame, Wilson.
Nays: Blackwoll, Brcoland. Carroll,
Can-others, Caughraan, C. M. Davis,
W. C. Davis, Dovereux, Eadens, Ed
wards, Elder, Floyd, Garrls, Goodwin,
llarvoy, Hasolden; Hollls, Holloway,
Hough, Johnson, Kennedy, Losesno,
Lofton, i .ovo, Magill Manning, Mel
lard, Mollett, Miller, Murray. Mo
Keown, D. W. MoLaurln, Nunnery,
Pollock, Pyatt, Rainsford, Shumun,
Singletary, Thompson, Townsond,
Watson. Welch, Whltmlre, T. S. Wil
liams, L. J. Williams, John G. Wil
liams, Williamson, Wolf, Wyohe.?50.
What tho Senators Know About Working the
In tho Senate, an amendment was
offered to tbe county government bill,
to tho off not that each township should
have only ono commissioner Instead of
throe, as at present.
Mr .Arohcr favored this amend nr en t.
One practically did the work already.
As it Is each will wait on tho othor,
and consequently very little is done.
Mr. Moste was opposed to rushing
things. TJo throe local members of
tho townstjpp boards wore a good re
turning bdfard, but tho ohalrman al
ways acted as a member of tho county
board. In reality tbe county board is
composed of the sevoral ohalrmon of
tho township boards.
Mr. Pott/lgrew's experience was, that
in most oases, one man did the work.
The othqrs wero more of an incubus
than any tiling oleo. Ono commissioner,
together/with tho auditor, would be
amply sufficient to manage returns.
Mr. May Hold wanted the amendment
to fall.j Didn't think one man alone
utve power to pass on tho
lestinlcs of bis entire township. It!
rvaa putting too much power into one.!
Ban's hands. He never wanted to see
>ue-mai, power established?eapcolally
wbou the one man was appointed by an
Mr. Finloy said that the intent of
the amend men t was to get one man to
see after tbo roadb. Everybody's bus
iness is nobody's business ; therefore
he wanted to try ouo man. if he
wouldn't do, then wo should try a new
Mr. Harnwell said it did not affect
bis olty ; but the present system Is an
experiment and ho thought It should
bo thoroughly 'tried before we run off
a plan that looked like revolutionizing
tho whole system.
Mr. Archer said his people bad al
ready reached the point where they
saw that three men did not work woll
and they wanted one man.
Mr. Jordan said his people also
wanted one man?thought he would
accomplish more good than three. As
to tho. matter of assessments, he said
that could easily be remedied by
proper amendment. There were, he
said, only two places In the entire law
as It stands whore the township boards
were required to meet. All the other
duties were devolved upon tho chair
men of the township boards.
Mr. Maytleld was surprised that the
roads aro worse in some hoc lions than
under the old system. Ho asked Mr.
Harrison if they were not hotter in
Mr. Harrison.?No, sir ; they aro In
Mr. Bavnwell.?A gentleman told me
so. They are decidedly better in my
Mr. Pettigrew noticed that all those
who had experience in oounty work,
were on one side of tho question and
all the inexperienced ones on the other
side. Tho roads in his county were
better, but tho chairmen did it. The
others wore a kind of fifth wheel, an
inoubus. We should learn by expe
rience, and we ean make changes whon
Mr. May field said ho could provo by
his follow citizens that he had always
taken a lively Interest in road matters.
We aro doing well, and should let well
enough alone. Tho amendment was
lost and tho bill remains as It Is. The
following was the vote on the amend
ment: Ayes?Archcv, Barton, Brown,
Derham, Douglass, Finley, Jordan,
Klrkland, Miller, O'Dell Pettigrow,
Nays?Barnwoll, Brice, Buist, Den
nis, Duboso, Efird, Puller, Harrison,
Mauldin, Mayfield, Moses, McCalla,
Me Daniel, Norrls, Hagin, Sanders,
Sloan, StackhouBe, Turner.?19
EXPOSITION MONEY HELD UP,
Reformer Williams Wants to Make Governor
Evans Pay for tho Atlanta Exhibit.
The House had undor consideration
the appropriation bill, and that por
tion of wnioh proposed to defray the
expenses of the exhibit made at Atlan
ta eaused more discussion than any
The bill provided for an appropria
tion of $6,000 to refund the amount
expended by tho Governor for the
Stute exhibit at Atlanta. It will be
reealled that Governor Evuus vory
laudably appealed to the people of the
State to dofray expenses, but with the
exceptions of Charleston and posslblj
a few other places no money for the
purpose was given. The Governor
then borrowed $0,000 on his personal
note and that of Treasurer Bates t(
defray the expenses of the exhibit.
Mr. L. J. Williams said that hecoulc
not vote for this Bection unless he hac
more light on the subject. He bat
boon informed that full information ai
to this expenditure would be given the
Legislature, but until that was ob
talued be would not feel justified it
voting the appropriation. Ho movorj
to postpone debate.
Mr. Blaqkwell objected and held
that tho House was just as woll pro
pared to consider tho matter now at
ft ever would be.
Mr. Wlnkler said that possibly the
appropriation was a just ono, but he
thought that more information should
bo given tho Houso about it and ho,
consequently, favored postponing de
Tho Houso, however, refused by t
largo majority to postpone the debute
and Mr. L. J. Williams moved tt
strike out tho provision. Ho askec
that Mr. Robertson, of Abbeville, whe
was. on tho committoo which looked
iulo the matter, give the Houso some
information on the subject.
Mr. Robertson camo from bis seat
to the middle aisle and members gen
erally paid close attention to what he
said, lie spoke of the Governor's ef
forts to got the people to raise tho nec
essary amount for the exhibit and Itt
practical failure. With a patriotie
desire, ho said, to see his State pro
perly represented and thus do his peo
ple good, the Governor borrowed
$0,000. Mr. Robertson then spoke ol
the success of the State exhibit and
tho exposition genorally. and showed
how tho State had been bene fitted and
urged that as a reason why tho House
should vote the appropriation. As far
as tho accounts wore eonceruod, he
was one bf a sub oon.tnlttco appointed
to investigate them\.nd so far as h*j
could see tho money .iad been honest
ly spent. Tho only legal Irregularity
tb." ho saw was tlmt tho commission
er had been paid his salary for Jan
uary .while the exposition closed Do
oemb?r 31. This was right ho be
lieved because tho S-ate exhibit had
to bo romovod from Atlanta and, of
coui&e, tho commlssii,nor who super
vised it should receive his -alary for
Mr. L. J. Williams suhl that it was
with reluctance that he had to tuko
the position ho did. As a mattor of
fact the members of this Houso und all
of thooxecutivo offlcors of tho govern
ment knew in Deoerubor, 1894, that
the exposition was to bo held. Tho
General Assembly which alono bos tho
power to appropriate monoy, did not
appropriate anything thon. Ho went
on to say that ho feared this thing was
goir.g too far. Suoh acts havo been
condemned by us in others and shall
we commit the same Bin and condemn
it? Wo do not know where this thing
will Btop and the members of the
General Assembly owed it to them
selves to robuko Buoh practices. They
shouldn't whitewash things of tho kind,
Mr. Floyd said that he was not fa
vorable to whitewashing anything.
Govornor Evans had done what he did
purely through patriotic motives and
tbo question is whether the General
Assembly will say it was done for
selfish ends or to further the best in
terests of tho commonwealth. It Is a
matter so plain that wo ean't afford
oven to question it. Wo must pay this
amount in honor to ourselves ami tho
Mr. Thurmond said that there woro
a good many facts in connection with
tho matter that he and members of tho
House would llko to know. In order
to got at those facts he moved to ad
journ the debate until S o'clock.
Mr. Pollock said it was a dolloate
subjootandhe favored adjourning de
Mr. I 'atton claimed that Section 39
of Artiolo III clearly and unmistakably.
firoblbited the Legislature from mok
ng any suoh appropriation. He was
Kor son ally in favor of the provision,
ut he oalled attention to the constitu
tional provision covering the subject.
Debate on this seotlon was finally
adjourned. Mr. Otts introduced a re
solution that the constitutionality of
the General Assembly making such an
appropriation be referred to tbo Judi
ciary (Joinmiltoo. At tho suggestion
)f Messrs. Broa/.ealo. Earlo and others
ie amended the resolution by referring
"i to the Attosnoy Gonoral.
Mr/ Pollock moved that tho same
\\ give his opinion as to the ap
jrop/lations for Messrs. MeCrady and
Mower for legal service* rendered in
the registration cases.
This motion wax adopted, and the
Attorney Genoral doold?d that the
constitution did uot prohibit the Gen
eral Assembly from making the ap
A KILLING DAY IN THE HOUSE.
Marriage Licenses and a Stale Reformatory
Knocked in the HeaS?The State Fair
The House wae in a killing humor
on Saturday, and slaughtered bills
right and left, or put off the evil day.
The following shows tho drift of leg
islation just now :
TUB ANTI-ELOPEMENT HILL..
When Mr. Plokens' bill to provide
for a marriage license law in this
State was taken up, Imposing a lloenBu
fee of 92, requiring .the reoordlng of
all licenses and prohibiting tho mar
riage of a woman under 21 years of ago
without the consent of her parents, the
young ladies of tbe Columbia Female
College filed In.
There was more or less disorder and
the Speaker called the House to order,
asking the members to keep qulot so |
the young ladles in the gallery could |
hear, as this was a matter in which
they were particularly concorned.
Mr. Plokons then took the fl>)or and
said the bill accomplished two ends
It prevented premature marriages of
immature persons and required the re?
cording of tbe license. He said he
understood that the young ladlos In
the gallery, being principally con
cerned, had come for the purpose of
hearing the dobato on this bill, and he
hoped It would be discussed in a oalm
and deliberate manner. Spoaklng of
boys and glr!s doping, he oltod an
instance of a youthful couple who had
eloped. The next day the groom oamo
to him and told him they did not
know what to do, and ho gave the boy
Mr. Thurmond wanted to know
whether two young people thoroughly
in love with one another would not by
this bill bo prevented from marrying,
if tho parents objected.
Mr. Fickons said that would be tho
Mt. Thurmond?Then, I can't vote
for your bill. (Laughter.)
Mr. Piokens said the fact that the
State could not havu a divorco law wua
all tho more reason why these early
marrlagOB should bo prevontod. Ho
wanted to prevent anybody's marrying
until the age of 21 years had boon
roat h d.
Mr. Thurmond wanted to know If a
young man 10 yoars of ago couldn't
love just as hard as he could when ho
Mr. Piokens said that it was a qucs
tlon of judgment. A young man could
not vote until ho was 21 years of ago.
Ho would not prohibit in this bill
i young people from marrying with tholr
? Mr. Williams did not want to make
? It hard to get married at both ends ol
Mr. Pat tea* said marriage was a
.mare, he had tried for 15 years to got
t Into.. But to shut otf the young met
> this way was to let them get bald
> headed before they got iuto tho solemn
holy estate. Ho went on then to ex
> plain tho murriego laws of tho State
? Tho wisdom of the human raoo for
f several centuries had proven thai
' such a restriction would not do. Soutb
' Carolina's ?aw was tho best In the
I world to-day. Why try an expert
> ment and go on dangerous ground ; foi
they all knew it was dangerous ground:
I Do you suppose that any cold blooded
I statute we can put down yonder will
1 restrain young blood when they moo1
* on a moonlight night In June ?
> Mr. Harper had to leave a State he
- had lived in and come here because
i they wanted to make him get a license
I It was a protection to the girls for
them to know that they could marry.
I The women of South Carolina looked
- to the gentlemen of South Carolina for
' their protection, and it was given.
Mr. Pollock was opposed to uny
? undue influence. He hoped that the
) bill would be killed.
I Mr. Piokens made some further re
, marks and then the enacting words ol
- the bill were stricken out.
THE STATE FAXit MATTEH.
j When the House adjourned the'nighl
j before the pending question on Mr
, Thomas' Stuto fair appropriation bit
, was tho motion to reconsider the
j vote whereby tho enacting words ol
j the biil had been stricken out aud te
lay that motion on the table. Thh
? wus called up and a parliamentary
tangle was the result, canning no end
j of wrangling. Mr. Thomas wan tod
. the motion divided so that the motion
to reconsider could bo put by itself.
. Mr. Burns hold that it Was impossl
, ble to so divide tho motion. The
, Speaker ruled otherwise.
Mr. Thomas moved to adjourn do
^ bate. Then ho withdrew this motion
? and moved that tho further considera
' tion of the matter bo postponed until
I Monday next. A had taiglo resulted
i and much discussion took place.
( Mr. Bluckwell, apparently disgusted,
, got up und exclaimed : ?? 1 move that
this House do now adj >urn until 10
i o'clock Mouday morning , we might us
well do that as do what we are doing."
After some further wrangling the
, Speaker decided to put tho motion to
clinch. Mr. Thomas demanded the
roll call. The Houso refused to clinch
by a vote of 45 to 42.
Mr. Mario moved to adjourn tho de
bate until Tuesday noxt noon the mo
tion to reconsider the vote whereby the
bill had been killed.
Tho Houso then adjourned the do
bate on tho question by a vote of 44 to41.
Tho appropriation bill v ,. j then made
a special order for next Wednesday.
NO STATE REFORMATORY.
Mr. Thomas' bill to provklo for tho
establishment and support of a State
Reformatory for youthful criminals
was taken up and Mr. Caughmau
moved to strike out tho enacting worda.
Mr. Thomus made a strong speech
on tho matter. Ho said . he Governor
had told them that 287 persons under
18 yoars of ago wore in the penitenti
ary. What was tho use of havii.g an
exeoutivo head of tho government to
make recommendations if they wore
to disregard tbom ? This bfil had
passed tho House last year. Ho usked
for the Reformatory In tho naino of
humanity. It was a necessity.
Mr. Caughman said the fact that,
there wore 287 negroes under 18 In the
penitentiary was ono reason that tho
bill should be killed. Those boys wont
to school till thoy wore 14 yoars ohago,
then the began to forge and steal. Tho
penitentiary was the place for thorn.
Miller, in the courso of his spoeoh
lamenting tho fact, that thoro wore a
majority of youthful prisoners who
were negroes, said the negroes wore
leaving the South as fast as thoy could.
The day was oomlng when tho youthful
whites would bo the ones conoerncd.
Mr. MoLaarln wanted tho bill killed.
The boy prisoners wore k^pt almost
entirely separated from tho other
Mr. Hough hoped that the bill would
pass. He saw whlto boys there who
had good faces.
Mr. Fred Williams gave sorao of his
views as to what hardened criminals
were. Sometimes old oonvlots were of
advantage to young criminals. He
was opposed to the bill.
By a vote of 41 to 35 the House struck
out tho enaeting words of tho bill.
THE LICENSE BILL.
I The lioenso bill introduced by Mr.
Fioyd, of Korshaw, provides for a
graduated tax on oooupatlons, requires
every person, firm, company or cor
poration In any trado, business or pro
fession named in tho bill td, obtain a
Uconse therefor. Further tossooure a
license entails a ponalty of 50 per cent,
on amount of tho lloonso. F.**ory one Is
required to fil" a prollrrtlnary ?tate
dnous flone, and in
ease of fa o .?o or false state
ment la madu or in oas > of refusal to i
take an oath as to tbo correctness of
the statement, the county Auditor pre
cedes to ascertain tue amount of bust- i
ncss done. If tho tux is not paid with
in ten days after It Is due the county
treasurer issues a execution and It is
collected with an additional peuulty of
5 per oent. All licenses apply to ono
particular place of business except in
case of lawyers, dentists and auction
eers. A schedule ot licenses are attach
ed for every oonceivablo buslnoss al
THE EVIL OF FOOLISH TALKING.
Practical Remarks from a Preacher Abou
Rev. J. C. Tilden, ?. D., of Rich
mond, Va., preached a very practical
sermon not long ago, in which ho
dwelt with great force upon the danger
of gdsslp that tends to iinpuir public
The text was tho first vorso of tbe
127th Psalm : '? Except tbo Lord build
tho house; they labor in vain that
build it; except the Lord keop the
city, the watchman wakuth hut In
In disousstng tho lust clause of hit.
text, Dr. Ilidon suid thut the word
("keep" moaut to guard. "In this
I connection," eaid the preacher. "I
I have a few words to say which may
I Impress some peoplo as being loo s eu
I lar; but my theory of a preacher's duty
is that he ought to help hi people at
I every point at whioh be c^.a do them
I good. I do not recognise the hard
I and-fast line which is drawn betwi m
I tbe seculur aud tho saoroo. If a . in
If ongaged in an iudofouslbic bu&luoss
I six days in the week, bo n?nnot k ap
j Sunday holy. If I soo my poople eon
? ducting their business in u way that
I must end in disaster, T fee! It my duty
I to spoak out, and in no uncertain
I "One of our cvoning papers had an
I editorial In ye.-^ordaya iasuo, calling
I attention to a matter which is of roal
I importance to all our people just now.
I Wo are living in hard times. Tho ox
ports in llnanco tell us ; and tho recent
bond sale justifies the view, that those
j hard times arise, not from lack of
I monoy, but from lack of confidence
I Without confidence credit is impossi
I ble, and without credit business dls
I " Now, if you go about town with
your head hanging down like a bul
rush, predicting tlnnncial disasters,
saying that this and that aud the other
i firm are shaky and must soon go by the
I board, then you are helping your
neighbors to fail, and you may well
; I look out that this does not cut short
your own rations. Paul says profounil
I ly, 'Nono of us livoth to hirasolf, and
I no man dloth to himself.' Your busU
i I nesj depends largely upon tho business
i prosperity of your neighbors. Your
i living Is mado bore in Hichraand. and
? I largely out of Richmond peoplo. Their
? success moans your success. Their
' I failure means short rations for you.
" Some people run off to Now York
. and pay for some ai tlole as muoh as
. the same or perhaps a better article
will cost here at homo. Is this wise ?
i My rulo is never to go or send out of
I Richmond for anything I cun get ou
reasonable terms iu Ilichmoud. It ii
plain, common sense, that as my living
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U. S. Gov*t Report
is to come out of Richmond people
then Richmond people must live, and
if the money which they pay out is all
spent somewhere else how cm they
thrive? Well, but the Lord ieto *koep
the olty.' Yes, but it was a wise man
who said, 'Trust God and keep your
powder dry.1 It is not faith, but pre
sumption in you, if you say you trust
God, and then fail to do your part.
The Devil tried to tempt Christ into
this kind of sin, when he told Jesus to
leap down from the pinnacle of the
temple, because he could trust God to
protect him. The Msster refused, and
said it would bo temptiug the Lord
God. It is foolish and wicked presump
tion for you to embark your own and
your friend's money in a business
which you do not Know how to con
duct. Tho whole land is full of bank
rupts who have failed because they
have gone beyond their means. The
riolitical economy that was ever put
nto English is, "Pay as you go; and
if /ou cau't pay don't go*"
?Don't work a sick animal. liest is
better than medicine, especially where
the trouble results from lameness or
?Credulity in not faith: and fnna'.*
i sin is not religion*
Heart Disease Cured
By Dr. Allies' Heart Cure.
Fainting, Weak or Hungry Spells, Irregu
lar or Intermittent Pulse. Flattcrlug or Pal
pitation, Choking Sensation, Shortness of
death, Swelling of Feet and Ankles, are
Symptoms of a diseased or Weak Heart.
MRS. N. C. MILL?R.
Of Fort Wayne, Ind., writes on Nov. 29,180*:
"I was afflicted for forty years with heart
trouble and suffered untold agony. 1 had
weak, hungry spoils, and my heart would
palpitate so hard, tho pain would bo so acute
and torturing, that I bocamo so weak and
nervous I COUld not sleep. 1 was treated by
several physicians without relief and gavo
up over being well again. About, two years
ago I commenced using Dr. Miles' Remedies.
Ono bottlo of tho Iler.rt Ours stopped all
heart troubles and tho Ucstoratlvo Nervine
did tho rcsl.and now I sleep soundly and ut
tend to my housohold and social duties with
out any t roublo.
Bold by druggists. Book sent free. Address
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Klkhart, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Remedies Restore Health,
The largest piece of .good
tobacco ever ;5o]d for io cervTs
The 5 cent piece Is nearly as
[arge as you ,get of other
QiSD trades for 10 cents
Who is Will Whitener ?
is our Fashionable Hair Cutter and Shaver.
L ? ' ?
-?IN f?ENDELLA HOTEL.
Port Royal's Gain Day.
The United State? Battloskip Indiana
will be docketed at Port Royal, S. 0.,1
about February 28th. The IndMiui is
the ouly nrat-cfass battleship owned by ,
this government, tier tonnage la 10,320;
extreme length. 8-10 feet, 11 inches;
width, 00 feet, 3 inches; guns iu main
battery, 10. The vessel cost between
four nud tive millions dollars. It draws
24 feet of water, and carries four hun
dred mon The extreme size of this ves
sel prevented it being docked at any
other dry dock in the United States, ex
cept the new naval dock at Port Royal,
S. C, which will be complete about tue
lirst of February, and all arrangements
made to take in the Indiana. The Gov
ernor of Indiana and a large party from
that State will bo present on that occa
sion and every one should avail them
selves of the opportunity t?~see this
vessel and bo present on that occaslou.
The railroads will mako excursion rates
from all points to Port Roval for that
A felt want is that gnawing at th?
stomach after you have eatou a ful
meal, and can't cat any more, and yet
thcro is that feeling as though you
'iad eaten nothing. What is wantet
then is a dose of Simmon's Livor Re
gulator, the best Dyspepsia cure lot
that is what that gnawing means.
''Simmon's Liver Regulator is all tha'
is rocommended for indigestion,"?A
R. Dyoho, Ijondon, Ky. y >
Johnson's Magnetic Oil cures all
pains, internal or external, cramps,
?o'tie, neuralgia, rhoumatism, spraint,
bruises, lamo back, pleurisy instantly.
11.00 sizo, 50 cts.; 50 cent slzo. 25 els, !
? Whon honoy has boen exposed to a
low tomperaturc, or has been V' pt for a
long time, it will logo Its transparency,
and is salu to be " candiod." If it is de
sired to restore It to Its original state,
place tho vessel containing It in warm
water until tho orystals melt.
? Many a man has lost his reputa
tion by talking too much.
THE LAURENS BAR.
H. Y. SIMPSON. Oi D. RAHKHDAL*
SIMPSON & BA UK SI) A LH,
Attorneys at Law,
LAU RR NM, (SOUTH CAROLINA
Special attention given to the investi
gation of titles and collection of claims
B. W. IIA LL. L, W. Hl Mit INS. W. \V. BALI*
HALL, SIM KINS & BALL,
Attorneys at Law,
Lauuens, South Carolina.
Will practice in all State and United
Stales Court. Special attention given
I. T. JOHNSON. W. R. RIOrtKY
JOHNSON & ltlCHEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office?Fleming's Corner, North We
sido of Public Square.
LAURENS, - SOUTH CAROLINA
W. H. MARTIN?
Attornoy at Law,
Lauuens, - South Ca hol in a.
Will practice in all Courts of thb Stat*
Allein id, given to coli? etions.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO.
Condensed Schedule In Kffoot
JANUARY 10th, 1 sou
Ar. Clinton. .(Ex. Sun.) .
" Laurena (Ex. Sun.)
Ar. ?bbcv?lo .
Ar. Ander:-'in .
Ar. Atlanta .
11 10 a in
19 21 p m
8 10 p m
1 CO p in
2 80 j?
8 05 p m
16 p a
"1 p ni
4 as p m
6 ;su p ra
. Greenville ...
Piedmont ... ?
Nv i 11 i a 111 uton i
Ar. Donnaida ?
Lv. Abbovillo ...
Lv. Rodges .
Lv. Laurons..(Ex. SunX
Clinton . (Et. Sun.).
"_Jonesvlllb .... 14
Ar.. Hpratanbugy.. Lv
Lv.. Spartanburg.. .Ar
in :o u in
11 00 a m
11 20 a in
iTvO a m
it 40 a m
I2P26 p m
1 06 p m
1 IX) p in
I ?TTa m
II 10 a to
"P," p. ni. "A," a. m.
Trnins 15 and 10 handle olegnnt Pullman
sleeping ears botwcftn Columbia and Ashoville,
onrouto daily between Jacksonville and Cincin
Trains loavo Hpnrtanburg, A. & C. division,
nortUbound, 8:18 a. m., 8:21 p. m., 0:is p. n?.,
(Vostibulo Llmltod); southbound 1:00 a. in.,
a :u, p. m.. 11 :S7 a. m., (Vostibulo Limited.)
Trains leave Oroonvlllo, A. and O. division,
northbound,ft:35a. m., 2:1(1 p. m. and ft:8u p. m.,
iVeatlbuled Limited): southbound, 1 :50 a. m.,
:40 p. in., 12:28 p. in (Veslihulod Llmitea).
I'ii 11 um n Service.
Pullman palaro sleeping cars on Trains 85 and
80, 87 and 88. on A. and C. division.
W. H. OBKfN, J. M. CULP,
Gen. Sup tondent, Traffic M'u'r,
Waahp n,D. 0. Washington, D. O.
W. A. mf S. H. HARpWlOK,
Qon. 't. Aa'tOeu. Paas. Ag't.
Wt D. O. Atlanta, Ga.
P. BS, Bogt. Columbia, 8t O,
pORT ROYAL & WESTERN CAH
i olina P.ailway Augusta and
Asbevllle Short bine." J. B. ('lev-land,
Receiver. Schedule in effect Keb 18th,
Lv Augusta. 040 am 8 00 pm
Ar Greenwood.12 10 pm 12 30 am
Anderson. 8 00 pm .
Laurcna. 1 lf> pm 7 15 am
Oreenville. 2 50 pm 9 45 am
Ulenn Springs. 4 05 pm .
Spnrtanourg. 8 00 pm ...._
8aluda. 4 is pm .
Hender8onvi)lo. .. 6 10 pm . .
Aebeville.6 15 pm .
I,v Aebeville. 8 20 am
Spart an burg.11 45 am
Greenville.11 40 am
Laurens.1 15 pm
Anderson. 020 am
Greenwood. 2 30 pm
Ar Augusta. 5 05 \ m
Savannah. 0 .'10 am
Lv Greenwood.f> 23 pm
Ar Raleigh .1 20 am
Norfolk. 7 00 am
Petersburg. 0 00 am
Richmond . (1 40 am
TO ATHENS, ATLANTA AND POINTS
Lv Greenville.1140 am 4 05 am
Lv Anderson. 920nm ....
Augusta. 0 40am ....
Greenwood.12 48 pm
Ar Athena. 803 pm
Ar Atlanta. 4 09 pm
Close connections at Greenwood for all
points on S. A. L and C. A G. Railway, and
at Spartan burg with Southern Railway.
For information relative to tickets, rates,
schedules, etc., address
W..!. OHAIG, Gen. Pass. Astern.
? B.Gureton, Agent, (). H. Speights, Gen
Agent, Greenville, 9. 0.
k $25 Cooking Stove
WITH A mwnMTM OU1T1X FOB
Dcllv-sred to your -railroad depot,
all freight charges paid. Read this
description wefully. This splendid
Cooking Stove la No. 8; haa four 6
ii?h pot holes; 16x10 Inch oven; 181
Inch ire box. 14 inches high; 21x26
Inch top: aloe smooth casting. I
hare bad this stove mad* for my
trade, after my own Idea, combining
all the good points of all medium
priced atovee, and leaving out the
Beyond all doubt the beat No. 8
Cooking Stove made, for the prioc.
Fitted with 9 pots, 9 pot covers, 9
skellats, 2 griddles, 8 baking pans,
8 joints Of pipe, 1 elbow, 1 collar, 1
lifter, 1 scraper. 1 oake polish, 1 iron
tea kettle, 1 shovel. We want to
make oustomera and frienda in every
part of the Mouth, for the purpoae
of introducing our buainesa to new
people, and to renew our acquaint
ance with old f rienda.
Wo will ship this splendid Cooking
Stove and the above described ware
to any depot, all freight charges
paid, for only $lS.OO when the
oaah comes with the order. Thla
stove la a good one, well made, and
will give entire satisfaction. Our
Illustrated catalogue of Furniture.
Stovca and Baby Carriages mailed
free. Address %#>.,
Xj. 3F\ "E'-A-XDCa-'ETT,
1840 BnoAD Bra kit, Augusta, Qa.
PIEDMONT AIR LING.
Condensed Schedule of Passenger Trains.
Jan. S, IS9?.
Fat Mi v, , ,
No .IC,*'?- 12
1 00 n
11 IS v
12 U a
12 60 a
2 01 a
2 23 a
4 45 p
6 80 p
6 18 p
7 00 p
8 20 p
12 00 a
Ar. Washington .
Hallui'e. 1' KR|
" New York
Lv.N. Y., MIR.
" Washington ,
Lv. Ulohmond .
6 00 a
0 42 a
10 2b a
12 63 n
4 30 p
Ii SS p
U 20 p
10 43 p
2 00 a
a Charlotte ...
?' Oadion'.a. ..
" Oatfneys ....
'? Mt. Airy.
Ar. A.lanta. K.T
i v N . ? ? V
?i 60 a
3 16 a
4 07 a
6 10 a
U 18 a
0 S3 a
7 0J a
7 32 a
7 f>3 a
0 3.1 a
1 30 p
G 40 p
7 50 a
? 3? a
10 10 a
10 11 a
11 04 a
11 20 a
11 30 a
11 S3 a
12 27 p
12 42 p
1 20 U
2 l? p
3 22 p
4 10 p
4 30 p
6 00 p
5 2? p
11 2C p
4 36 p
6 36 p
0 28 p
7 08 p
? 12 p
V 4? |?
11 26 p
3 00 a
0 20 a
12 16 n
3 o0 a
11 IS a
12 6S p
2 00 a
6 SO a 6 05 p 1 00 a
9 3? a | 10 SS p l v 20 p
11 30 p 1 0? p
1 H : p
12 'Oft '1 10 p
12 2.1 a . 2 lo p
11 37 a 12 69 ft j 3 K> p
12 28 p 1 60 a 4 10 p
1 15 p 2 36 a 6 40 u
3 00 a 0 US p
? ?. II" 1>
3 50 a 0 18 p
. 7 lo p
. I 451
4 41 a t 12 p I
8 31 p 4 0 0 a t 80 p
4 6.', p I ti V.I ft lt 30 p I
8 -V, p :< 20 a I t1 30 p I_
? a ... in. "i"' p. in. ??.U" noun. "N" night.
No*. 37 aail its?Washington and J'ouihweMtorn
Vestibnle Limited. Tlnoiigh Pull,nun sleepers
between Now York and New Orlcai ?, via Wash
ington, Atlanta and Montgomery, and also be
tween New York and Memphis, via Washington,
Atlanta and Birmingham. Dining ours.
Nos. 86 and 3d -United .States Fast Mail. Pull?
man sleeping cars between Atlai ta, New Or
leans and New York.
Nos. 11 and 12. Pullman sleeping car botweon
Blchmond, Danvi'.lo and Greenabo v>
8 67 a
7 20 a
8 27 a
P 30 a
S -JO a
t. H. GRRBN,
Washington, D. O.
J. M CUI.P,
Washington, D. f\
w. B. RYDER, Superintendent, Charlotte
W. A. TURK, 8. H. I1ARDWICK,
Oen'l rass. Ag't, Ass'ttio vi Hass. lit,
Washington. l>. O AUaiita. da.
South Carolina and Gaargia
"THE CHARLESTON LINK.
Schedule In offoot Match 10, ikp;>. <.
COLDMD1A DIVISION.?Kitst Round.
Lv Columbia. ft 50
Ar Itrnnchvillo. .... !t 05 ? '
Lv Branokvillo. B?Onra
Ar Charleston.11 !KI. m
Lv Columbia. 4 80 pro
Ar Charleston. 840 pui
Lv Charleston.".. 7 :?" . n
Ar Columbia.!1 ui on
Lv Charleston.n ut* pu
Ar Hranchf illc. HOO |'U<
Lv Hrnnohviiio.? . ?. R 15 pro ?
Ar Columbia. 1U (I pry
AUGUSTA DIVISION.?Wost uoun
LvColumbia. g50 am 4 % | m
Ar Dranohvlllo. 7 86 rbi 630 pm
LvBranohvlllo. 026 pro 600pm
Ar Augusta.18 lb pin 10 45 pin
Lv Augusta. :i m i in
Ar Ilraiichvillc. 0:>/, i o
Lv Hrauchvillo. ', pi, m
Ar Columbia.10 10 i m
CAMDKN BBANCH.-Kust Mound.
Lv Columbia.660 am
Ar Camdon.18 0i'> pm
Lv Camden.:? (ft pm
Ar Columbia.Pi P) pm }
At Columbia with Southern Hallway to and
from all points in upper South and North
Carolina. Through trains between Charles
ton and Aahovllle, N. c.
Any other luformiitloii, folders, maps, ete
will bo furnished on upplfoal Ion to
B. 8. BOWBN, UonoraJ Manager, Columbia
"l.'a. BMBRSON, Tralllo Managur, Charlru
ton, 8. C.
6. H. PARKS, Traveling ARent. Columbia
Columbia, Laurens an I New
berry R. R.
pm am Station?. pm run
4 18 10 :t0 .. Columbia ..., 4 W 11 15
4 00 10 02 .... taapluirt .15.*? 11 as
3 T>4 i? 4? . Inno I OS 11 ill
3 40 0 27.. Hub-Mine ... 5 25 1145
8 42 0 15 . White Bock i\J*5 1150
3.'14 884 Chaplain 5 55 12 02
8 24 8 80 .. Littln Mountain ft 1ft 12 13
8 21 8 22 SlighH OH 12 is
8 ia 8 00 l'roniierltv d 41 12 20
2 50 7 30 Newherry>.... 7 08 12 48
2 17 7 0ft Jnlnpa .. 7.,?*i 12 69 ^
2 44 Oftft Orav'sl.ane 7 17 I OS fl|
2 40 6 40 Khmrd 7 57 I I? ^
2 8ft 6 3ft . Ooldvllle 8 10 .1 1,
2 20 6 22 Dover . 8 23 1 25
8 2ft ? Ift_Clinton_sun I .Kl
F. E. ?CIiUMPKllT,
Agent at Proapority