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.Senate Kills 48-Hour Bill After Hard
Yght. Moore Waxes Warm. Abbe.
ville Senator Speaks at Length.
Columbia, Feb. 18.-By a vote of 21
to 13, the senate killed the 48 hour
textile bill by Representatives 'Ham
iblin and Gerald shortly after 11
o'clock last night, the vote coming af
ter long debates on both sides. After
hearing the -bill, which provided that
no textile plant should work any em
ployee more than 48 hours :in any one
week or nine hours in any one day,
debate for several 'hours Wednesday
niight and again last night the vote
Senator Watkins moved to Vrike
out the enacting words and the fol
lowing yeas and nays .were recorded:
Yeas-Alexander, Baskin, Beasley,
Black, Butler, Ohristensen, Gross,
'Hart, Johnstone, 'Kennedy, 'Lightsey,
Marion, McColl, McGhee, Miller, Pad
gott, Jeremiah Smith, H-. L. Smith,
Jr., Watkins, Wideman and Young
Nays-Bo nham, Crosson, Duncan,
Goodwin, ilubbard, 1lutson, Mason,
%loore, Pearce, tagsdale, ltogors,
Wells and Wightnan-13.
The following 'pairs were an
nounced: Balles rwith Massey, Bethea
with Laney, Clifton with Williams,
and Robinson Pwit'h Johnson.
The debate on the bill last night
was the warmest yet heard in the sen
ate and at tines :it looked as If the
ipresi(lent would be forced to inter-.
fere. A crowded gallery and lower
floor gave strength to the arguments
for the measure 'and throughout the
evening the session .was extremely in
teresting, and for a brief timo excit
Senator Moore of Abbeville debated
the bill at length and touched on all
phases of the measure and some other
facts that di(d not concern the bill.
During the midst of his debate he
was asked by the president to con
fine his remarks to the question at
hand and replied that he was coming
to that point in a few minutes.
After being asked to confine his
remarks to the bill In hand, Senator
Moore said lie had as much right to
speak on the floor as any senator in
the senate and again iwhen the sena
tor from Newberry moved adjourn
ment, -Mr. Moore took exceltion to
this method of takinig him off of his
feet and a rather tense situation was
created. Tihe presilent ruled the ad
journinent motion out of order and
Mr. 'Moore continued debatinig.
Senators Watkins and Clifton
spoke against -the measure and Sena
tors Goodwin and Pearce for the bill
in a(ditio to over an hour's nddress
by Mr. Moore, pro and con.
Senator Alexander interposed a !!ne
point near the close of the debate
when he askced if the.senate was not
working vertime, intimathing that a
vote would be very )leasing to him.
i)trring the eatrly hours hofore the
48 hou r bill1 had been taken uip the
nenn' e killed the bill by the commit
tec on llsh, game and forestry that
I:ravidied for a number of changes in
the present law.. Tlhe original mecas
ure provided for a stat ewidle fbshing
an:l huinlg license, trapping li ense
and ini fact many inewa featurrer, hut
n :nendmetns were made strikirg out
thea fcira leen ccse so as to allow lish
lng inu the counties without I leen'se
but rehi rig the Ilicenise wh en a per
son went to another county other
than w'er'e be residedl.
Th'e hill appeared to he rather bu:u
'2 e :u' to~ a n urmber of senour s anid
they wanted to 1kil1 it. Mr. Gross ex
hlined that thle measure had beenu
Il e!ely framed by the outgoing game
Y:urden nywho -has spent nmuchi time
utyyin g the sItuation.
Several senators said the bill was
a good one to kill and by a vote of
17 -to 13 the enacting wqrdls of the
reasutre, amendments and all, 'were
Senator 'Lagley 'ask9d unanimous
consent to be recorded as voting
against the resedlution uproviding for
$200 expense money for holdover sen
ators at this session. He was absent
at the day session when the rosolu
tion was passed by a vote of 25 to 5
and asked that he be given the oppor
tunity of adding his name to the' five
who didn't want the $200. His re
quest was granted.
Senator Wells offered ' a bill to
armend t'.ie state highway act so as to
allow 90 days for non-resident amn
ors to -procure automobile lieenses in
stead' of 30 days as is the .case now.
This measure is in line with the uni
form motor vehicle bill being advocat
ed by the American Automobile aso
The committee on fivh, -game and
forestry made an unfavorable report
on the bill to prohibit the hunting,
chasing, etc.. of deer in Suaniter county
for a .period of flve years.
Senator Pearce's bill to ma-ke the
open season for doves in South Care
lina from August .15 to March 1 was
reported unfavora'bly by the commit
tee en fish, gane and forestry and
the report was adopted.
k The bill giving the South Carolina
'public service commission more )pow
er was received from the house along
with other mbasures.
Senator Pearce introduced a bill to
authorize the levying of -taxes for the
-payment of bonds of cities and towns,
SonMor Kennedy Introduced a
medsure to provide for the establish
ment of standard containers, grades
and state brands for fre'h fruits and
for vegetables and for other pur
An aftermath of -the stock law was
algnin. heard in reference to Horry
county when Senator Jeremiah Smith
offered a 'bill to extend the time for
the operation of the stock law in this
county until December 31, 1921.
PRINCESS THEATRE *
* Thiur8(ay, Febl. 24 *
"H UORE SQUE"
$40, $50 to
SUICIDE AT GREEB
Well Known Lawyer In Critical Con
dition In Chick Springs Hospital.
Greonville, Peb. 21.-Andrew 'H.
Miller, well known attorney of Greer,
shot himself through the left lung
with a high powered rifle at his home
in that city yesterday afternoon at
1:30 o'clock, and iwas rushed to'Chick
Springs Hospital, where it was report
ed early this morning tihat 'his chances
for recovery were slight. Ill health,
extending over a considerable 'period
of .time, is thought to have caused the
apparent attempt at suicide.
Reports taken to be reliable were
that Mr. Miller shot 'himself In a
!bed-room of his home while other
members of his family were in a near
-by room partaking of the mid-day
meal. 'It was said tiat two of his
friends were about to call on him
and -had all .but mounted the -front
staps of the house when the startling
report' of the rifle -was heard. In a
very short time he was taken to Dr.
Steedly's institution at Chick Springs,
only a faw miles away, where every
$75 Men's Sui
ow $20, $25 to
is is an unusual <
nter or Spring o
rer than the pri<
After March 1
ed at prevailii
of Winter go
thing 'was being done up to early to.
-day, to save bis life.
Mr. Miller, It Is said, had been In
bad health tor a number of months,
and his friends had noticed his des
pondency, although It was a shock
to them to learn that he had so seri
ously wounded himself. 'Using a rifle
of terriflic power the lone -bullet
pierced the left lung, passed through
the 'body and on through a window
Pane !behind where -he was standing,
and entered the side of a house a
number of yards away.
In 1915 Mr. Miller was an 'unsuc
cessful' candidate algainst Sam J.
Nicholls, of iSpartanburg, in the race
for the fourth district's vacant seat
in the national house of representa
tives, -which vacancy was brought
about by the elevation of Hon. Joseph
'T'. Johnson 'to the federal court bench.
This iwas a special election, and in
191'6, when the regular congressional
election was held, he was again a
candidate against Mr. Nicholls, who
was elected, though -by a smaller ma
'jority than in the first instance. -Mr.
.iler is prominently connected in
this section of the state and has been
if fneir I
ts and $1O, $1
s in Clothir
apportunity to se
utfit for our sal,
:es 'will be on
28th, Is th
at all goods wil
rig market prici
eods. Get you
recogized for a numbqr of years as a
leading lawyer of Greenville county.
He is 42 years of age and has practiced
his profession for nearly 20 years.
Before he took- up law he was princi
pal of one of the largest schools in
the eastern part of the state.
Besides .being a jprominent profes
sional man, Mr. Miller was at one
time active In business. He -was one
of the organizers of the Planters'
Bank of Greer, and served as that in
stitution's vice-president for some
time ifter its organization.
He has quite a considerable family
-a wife and several children, in ad
dition to other relatives, a number of
whom are prominently k-nown in this
What Mrs. Brenntnger, of New York,
Says About Rat Poison
"Tried preparations tihat kill rats,
but RAT-SNAP is U-e only one that
prevents disagreeable odors after kill
ing. Also like RAT-SNAP bectuse it
comes in handy cakes, no mixing with
other food. You don't have to dirty
your handA, it's the 'best for 'household
use." Try RAT-SNAP. Three sizes,
35c, 65c and $1.25. Sid and guaranteed
by Laurens flard:ware Co., Putnani's
Drug tore, Kennedy Bros.
5 to $25 Boyo 'Si
4ow $5.00, $7.5
ring This S
tve money on y<
e prices are mi
new Spring go(
e Last Da3
1 be re-mark
es. Last sale
rs this week.
ASSE8SORS NOTICE 1921
The Auditor's ofico will be open
rrom the first of January to the 20th
of February. 1921, to make Tax re
turns of all personal property and
transfers of real estate for taxation,
for said ybur.
All nale citizens 'between the ages
of 21 and 60 years on the first day of
January, except those who are Incap
able of earning a support from being
maimed or from other causes, are
deemed polls, Confederate veterans
Also all male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 55 on the first day of
January, are liable to a road tax of
make their return of same to the
Auditor during the time above speci
fled and shall pay to the County
Treasurer at the same time other
taxes are paid in lieu of working the
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and correct School IDistrict.
After the 20th of February, 60 iper
cent penalty wll be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
J. W. THOMPSON,
Nov. 30th, 1920.
Colds Cause Grip and Inuonza
LAXAIVE BROMO QUININ'1biets remove the
cause. There is only one "Drome Quinine."
E. W. GROVE'S slAnature en box. 300,
uits and Over
0 to $12.50
r of Sale
N WOOD,.S. C.