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Mo Legislation of Impor
tance to be Done.
TO OCCUPY SOLONS
It is Thought thai the Main Interest
of the Session will he Centered
Around the Conies! of (he Lower
House ami the Governor to tret the
?est of Knell Other.
Columbia, Deo. l'T. -January 9, the
second Tuesday In the month, tin
general assembly of Sne.ih Carolina
will ass Muhle for Us animal session
in the State houro at Columbia. Tin'1
1912 session of the legislature prom
ises to be one of the ino.-t interesting
in years, hoth from the various mut
ters to come before llio bt)d> in the
way of legislation, and fron: iho un
usual foaturos which are already In
dicating tin Ir uppearanco on the legis
lativo horizon. Legislation (?lections,
and stpdoi^l ntevjrnges are tin three
lentis which i,...e i.e..-, .... . <.;' Inl
to Indicate tin centers of ?-??_- * for'
tlic coining r. ssion.
The personnel of the general ns
s> mbly for the coming session w ill be
the same as nl tho session of
1911. At il.lections held through
out the Siati< in 1010, a largo num
ber of Lite Boats in hoth the house und
the sennto were III loci with new rep
resentatives from the various conn
tioS. TIlO llOUSO IS newly elected ev
ery two years, and half of the sena
tors retire each two years. The com
ing session Will be the last for noli
ably a number of members 01 hoth
branches of the legislature.
To predict what a general assembly
will do is even more? difficult than to
predict what a jury will do. which
latter task has become proverbial for
itH Complexities, However, there are
a number of things which are almost
certain to come before the general as
sembly for 1912, for approval or re
jection or neglect, a large num
ber of bills have been left over from
last year, some of which will un
doubtedly he taken up at this ses
Probably among the first matters
of improtance to come up will be the
action of the two houses as to wheth
er or not the governor s veto will he
sustained on a number of bills of
more or less importance, which he
has failed to sign. It will require a
tWO-thirds majority in each branch
of the assembly to override the veto.
Among these acts thus vetoed was
an amendment to section 2935 of the
code of 11)02, relating to exemption
from the jury duty. This act rendered
liable to jury duty ministers and other
classes now exempt and If the veto is
overruled, will effect considerable re
formation in the selection of juries,
it is thought.
' Another vetoed act was that of
providing for an Investigation of the
acts and doing of the State dispen
sary commission, and tho acts and
doings of the attorney general in
connection therewith, and the acts
and doings of the committee of the
general assembly nppointed under a
concurrent resolution, dated January
31, 1905, and of other parties con
nected with the affairs of the State
dispensary, etc. This act was for
mulated and passed as the result of
a special message from Governor
Hleasc asking that an Investigation
The Dispensary Fund.
"An act regarding libol and civil
proceedings in reference thereto,"
''an act to prevent the establishment
of Ill-shaped counties," "an act to
require the distribution of the dis
pensary fund among tho common
schools and to provide the method of
distribution," nro tho 'ties of other
acts which the governor failed to ap
prove with his signature. Some of
them, it is possible, may call for
addition legislation, even if the
veto is sustained, it is almost cer
tain that some additional legislation
regarding tho distribution of the dis
pensary fund among the common
schools will he brought forward, ac
cording to si,dements recently issued
from a recent mooting of I he State
board of education, .vhicb Is taking
the matter in band, and may po I iblj
bring forward a substitute bill.
One of the most important matters
in connection with the vetoed bills
will probably be the two acts pass
ed at the last session, which would
allow cities of populations between
r.0.000 and 100,00, between 1.000 and
10.000 and between ?.000 and 20,
000, to adopt the "commission" form
of municipal government, should a
majority of the qualified voters so
elect. These, bills were not signed
by the governor, because, its he stat
led, lie was opposed to the commis
sion form f government for cities.
( harleston's Bill.
One of the acts so passed was drawn
primarily for Charleston, and was the
result of considerable agitation In that
city for the commission form of gov
ernment. Man." of the re. IdontH of
that <ity profess* I not lo i o pleased
,hy t'io action of the governor, and
there have been various indications
that a strong effort will originate from
thai ? it;.- to have ihe ncl pa: ted over
the vi to, if possible.
Ileyohd the vetoed acts, the goti Tal
trend of the legislation Is, dllllcull lo
I predict with dellultencss, It ;. prob
llhl ? l.httt there will he I ills ill. I'O
iltieod vvhleh i:* enacted will efl'ee
tuul|,V prevent the dpen'ilh n < ' *'< ?'
making stands," bit grouulls ttsetl for
hori ' r. c|itg.
Resides this, there will prohnhl.\
I bo an effort from the house to ef
fect some changes in Urn general tax
system of the State by means of the
"inheritance lax" and possibly through
oilier bills. Some legislation will be
urged which would change >.i i inny
respects the present school laws of the
The general assembly w ill find its
hands quite full over the elections
which will be necessary lo fill exist
ing vacancies, in judicial circles es
pecially, and that there will be some
difficulty in Immediately filling the
positions open appear without doubt
upon a consideration of the impor
tance of the places lo be filled.
On the circuit bench two vacan
cies have been created by death with
in the past few months. Judges .1. C.
Klugh of the eighth circuit and Robert
AldrlCh of the. first circuit have left
vacant, terms, each of about three
years In duration, which must be tilled
by the joint assembly. It- addition to
these vacancies, the terms of Judge
.1. W. DeVore of the eleventh circuit
and .Judge S. \V. 0. Shlpp, of the
twelfth circuit expire in 15)12, and the
four-year terms must be filled at the
lit 12 session.
On the supreme bench, there are
likewise several vacancies. Chief Jus
tice Ira II, Jones has resigned to en
ter the race for governor next year.
His resignation takes effect January
0th. and his successor must he elected
by the legislature. Associate Justice
Woods' term expires this year, and
there must be elected a fifth justho
for the court, under the constitu
tional amendment adopted last year.
There are several other elections,
among them being the election of a
State Insurance commissioner. The
term of Mr. P. II. McMaster, who
now holds the position, expires this
All these elections must take place
by viva voce vote, In joint session.
Unless the names are withdrawn, all
the candidates remain in the race un
til a majoritly vote Is accorded to one
of them. Henco the possibility of
a deadlock is imminent in the moro
That the office, of the chief execu
five of the State will play an Impor
tant part In the legislative proceed
IngS this session is undoubted. The
governor has given so far no direct
intimation as to what the general tone
of the recommendations In his annual
message will be. That ho will advo
cate and recommend several impor
tant changes in the laws Is the opin
ion of many who claim to have some
knowledge of what Is liable to come.
In addition to his annual message,
the governor will prohibly send to the
assembly several special messages
of more or less importance. Among
the first of the messages may be one
giving the reasons of the governor
I for tile exercise of (he power of 0X0*
lent Ivo clemency during the past year.
Ov. r "?ni cases of cxocutivo clemency
have been recorded. These vv. not
referred to the hoard of pardons, The
governor Is required by the constitu
tion (u forward to I o g nornl nsi an
[ lily his reasons only In cares whore
OLD MAIN FOUND
DEAD AT ANDERSON
After Committing Murder a >"ote 1?
Left on Boor .Stating that a Bead
Man on Inside.
Anderson, Dec. 2<J.?David HuttO,
a Confederate veteran, about GT? years
of age, wlio kent a sinall store on the
extension of Greenville street, just be
yond the eity limits, was found dead
in Ins store room today, with the left
side of bis face and head mashed to
a pulp. Pile last time he was seen
was on Monday afternoon, and judg
I ing from tho decomposition of lifo
: body the murder must have been
committed Monday night. .Mr. Ilutto
was eccentric, and the fact that he
failed to show himself sine,- Monday
among his friends and relatives did
not occasion alarm, and on search
Wi > made by his family to local< him.
Si-.'ii Tnokotl on Hour.
A n- gro woman who weni to the
store this mnrnluu t<i purchasc some
groeorii s not Iced 11.at blood had
trickled through the lloor of the lit
tle building itiuj a sign reading "This
m; n (h Utl on in ? i le" t ticked on I lie
from door. Site notified Sheriff King
and lie, viiu Deputy Martin, forced
position parti) on t! ?? eol i:? the roar ,
'of the store and partly on (he lloor1
. was in.m l Mr. Iluftd's ' ody. The licit
on the li.-ad must lyave been a lerrllic
? one. as his braids und blood were
.it'-re 1 all o\or ihe cot, tho lloor
and the walls nearby. There were ovi
! deuces of Othl I' licks, also pOSSlbl)'
j aller Mr. Ilutto had fallen Oil the cot.
\ IMtiut Instrument I'sed.
A blunt instrument, possibly an axe.1
was used by the murderer, hut no in
strumenl has yet been found by the
olllcers. Evidently robbery was the
motive, for no money was found by
the ofllcei'S in the man's clothing or
in the cigar bos in which he was ac
customed to keep some change. Mr.
Ilutto was probably called from his
cot after he had retired Monday
night, for when found today he was
in his bed clothes.
The man who committed the deed
evidently called for sardines ami
crackers, for on the counter were
found two boxes of sardines, which
had been opened, and in the arms of
Mr. Ilutto was found a hag of crack
ers. The cracker box was setting near
the cot and the first blow must have
been deal! from his rear, as he was
leaning over the Pox in the act of
placing the crackers in the hag.
Mr. I lotto's body was removed to a
morgue, where Coroner Heasley be
gan an Inquest this afternoon. The
Inquest was adjourned tonight until
Monday, when the taking of lesti
nioney will be resumed. The officers
expect to gather evidence before that
Testimony a! Inquest.
At the Inquest this afternoon two
negro children testified they saw two
young white men go up to the store |
door about 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon and write the sign which was
found tacked on the door today. It
is believed by the officers that the
young men intended this as a joke,
having no idea that information given
in the notice was correct. This clew
is being followed( however, hut de
velopments involving other parties
are expected to occur soon. Mr. Ilut
to Is survived by a. widow and several
Christmas Holiday Hales.
Account the Christmas holidays the"
Columbia, Ncwbcrry & Laurens R. H
announces very low round-trip rates
from all points on its line. Tickets
on sale Dee. l?, IG, 17. 20, 22, 2I5, 21,
25, HO, 31, and Jan. 1. 1912 with final
limit to return January 8, 1912.
For full information regarding rales
etc.. call on agent or write J. F. Liv
ingston, S. A. Columbia, S. C.
the recommendations of the board
w ere not adopted.
It is indicated that the genrnl as
sembly of 1912 will be In session
probably the full 40 days, which Is
generally looked upon as being the
usual length of a session of the leg
islature. Should the members remain
in sesssion even longer than that time
however, liny will draw no greater
alary, since they are allowed at flat
salary of $200 for the session, no mai
ler how long or how short it is. The
mmc officers and commill >? dh Iribu
Hons will bold this year as last, Mr.
Charles A. Smith, lieutenant governor
i is ex officla president of the y nni ?
; nf tin- house of representatives.
TO COMBAT PINE BEETLE.
Government Expert Still at Spartan
barg Where He 1b at the Service
of any who will Call on II Im.
Headquarters for the representa
tives of the V. S. Department of Agri
culture who have been demonstrating
the methods of combating the Southern
|)lne beetle, from Forest Insect Field
Station 7, located at Spartanburg. S.
C, were transferred to Washington.
I). C. on December 15.
A field agent who has been left in
the south is instructed in the practi
cal details of locating the trees in
which the beetle is spending the win
ter, ami methods of control neces
sary for its destruction. Ills service
will be available in localities wh -to a
majority of pine limber owners are do-1
si roils of Instruction In ihe Held.
A w idespread Interest has been nutn
|f< tted by thousands of farmers and I
timber owners throughout Ihe South.!
in checking Ihe devastation caused by
this pest. The methods of control ad
vised by the expert on fpi'csl Insects
of the Bureau of I'hitomologv are Ins
in put into act Ivo prncl Ice in near- j
;?. every community either through the
format ton of pine beetle tunioeiatlonS
or by a combination of Individual und
N. C, with Cie hacking of tip Cm an r
Charlotte Club and il e North Card- !
Una Geological and Economic Survey,
for the purpose of lighting, th ? beetle.
The Gust.on County Forest Assuciu
tlon has been formed at Gaslonia, X.
('.. also with the backing of the North
Carolina ecological and Economic Sur
vey, for the same purpose.
The Fulton County Antl-Pinc Beetle
Association was formed at Atlanta,
Ca.. with the purpose of an Immediate
and active campaign against the bee
Il should be borne in mind that the
present apparent cessation in the ac
tivity of tili' beetle is deceptive, in
that its presence at this time of the
year is not so clearly indicated by the
lading of the needles. This is due to
the fact that the needles made more
slowly in winter than in summer. Tim
ber owners should bear this in mind
and would do well to keep a careful
watch for the lading of trees from
now until the middle of May, and In
form themselves as lo the specific
methods of control.
Circulars and a special Farmers Bul
letin concerning the Southern pine
beetle are being sent out by the De
partment of Agriculture to persons
who apply for them.
Do you know that fully nine out of
every ten cases of rheumatism are
simply rheumatism of the muscles due
to cold or damp, or chronic rheuma
tism, and require no internal treat
ment whatever. Apply Chamberlain's
Liniment freely and see how quickly
it gives relief. For sale by all dealers.
NEW ENGINES PURCHASED.
Columbia, New berry ?fc Laurens Bead
Secure Locomotives for Additional
The Columbia, Newberry &? I.aureus
railway has purchased two new loco
motives for use on its passenger and
freight trains. The engines were made
by the Baldwin Locomotive works
and are now on the yards. They were
ordered some time ago.
It Is stated that they are of tIn
most modern type, having the latest
appliances, Including electric head
lights They will be mit in use in the
near future. The State.
YOl BISK NO MONEY.
Our Kopulation mid Money are Back
of This Offer.
We pay for all the medicine used
during the trial, If our remedy falls
to completely relieve yon of constipa
tion. We take all the risk. You are
not obligated to us in any way what
ever, if yon accept our offer. Could
anything bo more fair for you? Is
there any reason why you should hes
itate to put our claims to a practical
A most scientific, common-sense
treatment is Roxnll Orderlies, which
are eaten like candy. They are very
pronounced, gentle ami pleasant in
action, and particularly agreeable in
every way. They do not cause diar
rhoca, nausea, flatulence, griping, or
other inconveniences. Bexnll Order
lies are particularly good lor chil
dren, aged and delicate persons,
We ine.' \ou to try Rcxnll Order
lies at our risk. Three sizes, |0c, 2uC,
and :<<h\ Remember, you can get Rox
nll Demedlo! in this community only
nt our sir.-, i i, u oval I Store. The
I.: ni' UK D tig (\ . KW Main street.
with bad weather and hard lime.
Kindly remember this Drugstore during IIU'J.
VV. H. WASHINGTON, Manager
We wish to thank patrons for their support ^
yfi during 1911, specially the month of December &
w Palmetto Drug- Company %
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Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average renter pays for his place every eight years
but the land lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AvS RENT
At $120.00 per year in 10 years. $1,681.68
At $120.110 per year in 26 years. $6,683.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 years-. $3,163.36
At $210.00 per year in 25 years. 13,167.43
We will cut any of the following into such si/.c tracts
as you desire. We buy at wholesale and retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
Splendid farm and ginnery at Kkorn. containing 100 acres, ami
good dwelling, outhouses, ?to., 20-horsoengine and40dior.se boiler, two 60
saw gin, all In good shape on easy terms or all cash,
About 100 Acres near Watts Mill, know n as I he lladgCtt Land.
552 Acros located near Reedy River Power Company, on Reedy
River, and known as tho Dorroh Place, Price, $12.60 to $20.00 per
acre, depending Oil number of acres and location.
200 acres t ree miles east of I.aureus. High state cultivation.
2,'l ncres at Anil's cross roads, choap for r|ulck sale. ?
10 acres near Walts Mills, ail improved, for $1,600, half cash.
105 acres, a part of J, N. Chirdy tract. $8.00 per acre. Oet the bar
Dr. J, T. Pool's house and lot on South Harper St. Term reasonable
100 acres within one mile of Harris' Springs.
Gl acres, one mile south of Waterloo.
Several houses and lots near Watts Mill,
93 acres near Ora, level and good Improved land, $.r.0 per acre.
400 acres near Stomp Springs, $11.60 per acre.
Wo also have for sale about Twenty two Acres of land wubui the
corporate limits of the City of Laurens, known as Grays Hill, which
W0 Will sell In small building lots, at reasonable prices. A good many
of these lots have cottages on them.
Remember that we cut off any number of acres de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable- time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible for every while
farmer ill I,aureus County to own his home.
Laurens Trust Company
R, A. Coop rr, President, C. \V. TcxR, ?See. & T.i
Anderson A ?lnJcoley, Managers Real Kstale Sabs.