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THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.
and tb number is increasing year
ly. These youtba ibon1d evideotly
rrot be Sento O this intitto1, where,
Uy association with or proximity to
hardened criminals of mature age,
tb-y come initiated in crim" the
name and cbarwter of which they
won1d hardly learn wswhere. This
a.o-<.iationj of the youtbfI criminal
with the; rt--t vicioni and de%prav-,d
rim . Psid.rtly Precourage arls l .t ' r
v i: d ad r:r.rrminality in thm'! as y t
er,mp1arativ -y ut.crrrsptel and F!alv
able rie'-; it is the b,-st p-i,-et
way to r:er- it tU;t r:r irisal a
Be-lievit'g that it is Ihef duty of th
Sut;i's r'-prs+-rtat i e- to pr- r-nt thei
c r m rltihat ! ak4t! st, r
,i I. a plac. for 1on! f i d1'. . '
c'rtm y t Is r.rou 1. ' . rnt t i Tinr .
'where th.hy rl.1y to. kept ea, -.:.
he deadl riera- r ast,rallyEe-r
ciht-. Ttn- r (](Jjf. r . 10 a d i-lt
ri r.d atrr - tr II r a.
tirk a! I'fr- ra'rt ariv' vor.'i -'
tra~': n i;.i t3- r ak-- ,ri. .al.
Pr:ated~a ([.n id b rg the01(- known
State T,~t..- 'r,w bh don i th but* ro,
tL -> ,xp--f t o a r-pf-rmatory.
t i t. r r o r v f bri.:k an. t.
l t-r. h (crt-e to- L':try bul ig ., Th
.e fti r f(,r ?;I j,n irj."- tcao tlj
i rc-gul r a i s mmri nb :for.
-'l I/:tor of h1,' na tr
T401 hr.d r,othful ri-l-- h l
i1;f : JIpeS-ti i e rralr. tr-t ,
fittry, -rid fit t iti f g,r ;;.fkin
rettfoud frt th:, w rlkp,i of f. t. h
a gpittim would rmtk- t-e:- 14-,r. in
tory rot o ar g.y rnre:rnn.
but almo fir4phl l reorr;-.-tivi! g
iengs that wouI t rif. .'-:- ir.-- -.n,-;)..
of fho cringimil twwic.
WIlJE NSA I. V.
Notbi g eonicted wittm t- isd
riit at t h w n l is of Sf . .-i.vsm -
a stirn i wold make th aReferrra-'
tn or not ' olv larda lel f. saiie
idlenl'itt.and ith rjitle~ness iarnong
t earothfua raloul-h. ritits
Ndothn conniecte withu the ad
listratIioni of te 1-iStat Govern -
mot at ir tis itime irs of o Vinuch iner
*tidre and iropiortandc. I r Dipt.
ingrthlyirior traI ispic hay a>w, b-(n
ifrc f t o niv e at as r alf yir Ears,
aenidl the1( prtated and itlMt allo
had bueuwf,-ed to frigd. and is.
hayso rehed a o ciiasl te go it nlt
yet fi ryandt iiyrmnety foutbit
se orcompytel fornhie away writ
it wi ll ere nti rnb sti l that.ig atith
at esson ofk the lDislnaryur.~ t.e
litigationf, inst itte itn t I nitg-l
SttsrutCourt by.\Vsingtu Variler ioiwk
Jue Smo' decision . utiin i corsi ab
tparaliyi of the IDispersairy Lw, iio
farl its puitiveetres,wilte wer cu t t on
conyd, t nit cotil ersodall
beeni dhaed.1( Te' Diopery. iri
htaten forced tol (Oiht tfrte wits.
legy, onaterr of thebsliaiy ;a
yet, etrange oriy, at packfogei
successfully;nc fo wil the prlitseu
woro( rhpeduedb this lwlss oofin,
Stto, tr wasm rolstinough daid
nots (t'omak ite D ightenosay uod.
of proft Ine Maas, the Sinupremeu
Court a Wanrush ington lied df~ ono
itse dson, sustcanmg t1he cost-tu
tionlity of th DoriispensaryI iLw to
work itl fatros, wt h ti0 the l ititi
logc a btl hadt bhuiw y tgt
Statroy n the dubts asfto thle futurh
hea satus fot.ho isnti,say was
drmvt . he toet ofriginal~ packige
no doomre its o ight to tk rd.
d-l oin yurinottendrn the sanctionat,
had gan89fo4ol,i the Stat rm ourn
hy declaring the Dipensary Law
Tmncoratitntionai, gav. tho ilioit li
quor dealers encourAgpment, and as
a result there was'widespread demor.
alizatioo, with liqor-..fling preva
lent almost everywhre, even in the
comnt,y, notwithtanding the law
prohibitfd iti fale abeointely. After
that oeci-ion had been reversed and
the Diapernari"-s reoped, and a
ri.ore or kr rigid nforcernent of ,
Whe -aw f r tw-- years had expired in
i larg(-.ru r tez l-gal traffic,
arme the irtcrf, 'r'ee of the F"dIeral
(onrt~, aFifid the ir( ri.r.rnrrit of con.
table:, for conzts-ir pt. Thi.;i ititerfer
w!W:f! ga'e ejt.- r:r>u r;. ::ur,t to a large
.jvirrsi>,r of ilcit d a-air-. arA irinrre.I1
-.-ra e,Q n (~.. tirinrir* i r: t b.. fI.ninlg. . i
a v.b.- trhe paral zIrg d-c-;irn ii
the Vaer.&-r.,'>k ca" catn.-. hc-re was
a ph"rrzr -r.tl ir.erea - ir, the niirri
thv.. tr:Cr ! iT (-arrna Tr.i.
..:w m.i- r of r-t r U w-- ir
i > t.t ':--iate t .a -, th 1 i
I 6--St I f i actory, r ",ot. ie t a nte'l in I
Ib -b . ! t r; ;r p.i h co!uIr. -IS
r, r ,i tr itw - n- ro-, to thl - i .
ttr -r r- of I I ' -r,L1 ,JIO g-,
I~~~~~~~ iri a i i*-t i~t t- i'* tf i t
w b Iht b-' 4.- id ite ' ir g - 't
r. of l irjoor riquhin tr being
It k I I' en ti ofi i b->r !fi.- anp .gItr .gL
'Ii ! -. or t re'.'j tie rI(e th. cooiti.,na
of ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ nv ,!-ru ;v inwsrki.-rof
~t 'hs r t ra r. h n t he Vanh-rco,,k dII.
t' o r.-:i' , tunie,I fheir bal-k- on it.
rho .l :-r Ih -- in u drV. a00I ..j"!
t r -2 - - I
I i, r. .
a Iv ate- r>f r w>or t r r:: :. T, r.
tA' wo w illy :- ar'tel 'I ar:.-- re- r
F- m. 'm g r .14 4 in r t--ir n i li .
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t h1 e- r-- -- e-ai r..1: f .-r -- 'r. : . i -:. -it
L' -s r;. Ia. y bi'i t- b.- ff . l *
If. as- - t rhat th vt r''. Y. b- l: th ii- ri-j
to Ita > I h r. cf t i I lb.d 1,f', t-n it
th( t cit II fris,t -a t i h -. ari 'i: l Ii-' - i t
bliiar, ther ii,fE yfe't 'AudiI ui rofrnid.
tliner- t iiprootii-el otrf :u,lt <-d bynv t' .
bbght jdii i al he ing t, rer:ne, rih;tll faent
bhe i.. rp,ortuniy t..''iri- w ?f'* f . rO
it. 3n 4~~d~biig forth f'rolr fa)etr
rlni h l' %rf that1f, f r' ' a ,. aa ,rif
rp,e (ir f th d, i'& (:bve no ,' i ro inlT ..frft -
her) ch''id f,ft captive and ' sha,itrk.h int
dungeon,ri cld~1 tr '-t w lli be inir gnI . d).
Jii: 'er are thou.jf n ofg :t he~rr an t hre ir
babesi who) lie eb.'ekle by disease4 ((f(.in the
rWithout k ini 'rg hit, y hairvingh eint
ue l'tP oif ,rtheri ,ion ofJ i,fthiuiaut ii, wiiith
the n'fiet(ier. Too n iiay w,n au' x-i- uprt
d ig 'fe of th id tel i t and It tortant ar
gans% r thatsae wehy i-r and I in t ro
ti,s'ible.g,r Arnin ,i w o ff i n E .iy .nt
cannt be .a'. It pabl wi ani4d r,ci ta t I
inite r for ti onte ring upon( thiie adti
andri-% repn) ii Iiii- . th a ,aiit ins i e.
h ful i'ie to- it1 V* th 4- h er i l th,) boith rren
3ralfand loal,i I a to,. rh l reto rd. sr.
iIra i Al<e' Javotk e 'n WI'- 'itio)n i o the bes
Io faV U bh, hndii e f thI-if puIS~ ro1 e. fIt atrid
na ig h rn trn.healthy an il fif' ii,3c 4' diorou,
it,4'tE p ofnte .regulart4. ity of Iltheri' fuctions)
I'afety andease. It, i t i iin tat ti,
inte.ne forU this o phr ps4 ol and in
od or n oter I)alr*' l i ndn
ieen nuo reaon to change my opunioa.
nhe law has never had a chance
jither to show what it can do, but
ow, since thera is no louger any
Iyeetioa as to legal limitations or
3>weri, we are free to address our
wlves to perfecting and improving
be system. The large vote re
-ired b the Prohibition candidate
or (overnor in the second primary
)f the late election, cannot be .con
idered entirely an endorsement of
>rohibitton, for there is excel
ent rea.son to conclude that
he Prohibition candidate pol
ed the frill Prohibition voe in
he fir-t priraary, while in the second
ie plIed the vote rf the majority of
he antagonists of tb. Dispensary
yite-m, from whatever cause that
&%agonristr arose, and, in addition,
he str(agth of all the '-soreheadi
trill disgrurnieri office-seek,,rs and
liticians o! toth factior,. The
'ectior ii Charltston is a - triking
!Vbqlerce of khii- It will hardly be
Ii;pts-d, that, if the people of
.rleton want prohibition, as their
Oties would F'ern to show, it is be
--t;; ttwy fe-el sure that system
horo 'w il1 be praciicaliy no restraint
)i t e sale of whiskey.
Tornirig now to the practical con
iilerationm of the Dispernsary, I do
j't thirik whi.sk,-y aoiill be sold in
M>y eouinty where! a majority of the
>a.ople favor prohibition. I there
ror r-cornrici(d the stibision of
h1eo ipior question to the ridifieNd
-lctor. of each county, that eaeh
1loitv fray vote as it prefer-4. Any
orItY, howevsr. that vott for pro
s ibition shoulld be rna Ie to betar ail
url' orci, the prohi bitory
h: ril suchi cort,bo ,djt re
ny'-f tO- p)r,Iils f:orij th,. Di.
r >."j ti tji solp),wt rj,' ouir fra-i
h No.A, the co n y- of Mir.
r b b n'vr ha I a D)i-par-.y
S - - - no -: .9r t:a;l- v,tro
- : i:por. r
T -...tiKa o:ain> in
e- - Y rK.. i.fifre the- o'iy
-J. t .rie at Ticzah. h.
- -. n.. Il, leav.ing the coun
tany place where liquor
b-g!! b t YoI will call
that U- tr.e.e: two cor:nrti-s are
u-N .rth Caroina boinn
r --.' A(-!! 2::2;-.. that '. re
- a ~r '. b>x A2 v.i-.-ve frrn -li4
- .: - Iline,1 by wag.onis
)>? e- ui r- . ii" t h<-g ionl c'*- runsav e
r irnp -rt"d for p.r.onial use.
t.1 sr> r'-. ra:tion, but it canirot he
thj'I rn:: l--gally. I hoelia've that
be. rat anda jus't for tho-'
a . s.'h1 have pr hiblitions, or
a herI--' oft r-r adop1t it as thea raean
>f t'onstraIlling the lj ior tradie, to he
axti- I to' ~1 f'nfrc' such law, nor fih-iuld
boy- r'ee-ivr' any part of the profaits
rn-a rg frr the sale oif lie] or in the
ithaar coun ft i'-, to adId to t heir s'n-hool
ii dr-. If ?.hu, c-.u5?y oticer-', rnag
trata"i and .'hiariffas, "rnforce. the law,
*o!'l arnd gaod--thare. will be nio ried
or con- ta s ut if they do niot,
hie Giova'rr.or shouldl be gi'ten the
aaahority . upjoC pe-titiont setting forth
orch, vislatin, I o appaoirnt c.,m-tal.-,
andl to r'-(j'ir" a lev-y in, such couhn
Of' 55Geaeai f-r thear ?irnaitenancae.
No iat ajn conaida'r muatters con
-'raing; the adin nis~jtra, ltio of thaa
aw othI,'r thi ,is h-ae mrentiona,l ai
hs-all,g w it ba its violas ionsa'. \\hen
ha )u D pa.nLaary ' ysternj wats fir.t in
11ng4arata'd, t he .St;ate B'aardl wa'4corn.
a'd a.' t ,'ha' Go vernor, t he Coar,jy
roAlb-r Genea-arral, anr- I the At tornsey
to'rj ral, a-x olii, sael ina thset was1
Ve.t ad, tha' powV.r to Iapp.ri rt the S".tOt
aaarmi,,M--,,r ia1an thea Couunty Board!
if Co,t rol, rand to aexsrcise geneiaral
allpa*rvi is ova'r thie working. of t he
)iMjpanaFary ini the whole State'. A ftrr
hi" retr.ganot of Gov. TFillinan, ira
Faha mile of (Govern,or Evamns' trmn,
hie Loagi- latuire changed this piro
i'iioni, arnd c'srad a netw State
Boeardi o-f Consitrol, cojnsist ing of five
n'bei,rs, toin be lected( by it.self.
l'he (Gov'r nor was left wit hint of
biia conne'ctlioln withs the D)isparn.
rnrry, (exeJat thean right to npp siist anda
aias now b'een ina foirco thlree yeaars,
anid, ina my oinions, it hass failed to
recoruplish thae pr posas of its adr
mite a. TIhe, idIar was to divorco the
I)iapenrsarry tsrste fromt polities atnid
to punt i rader a strictly bufsinaeri
followed. It is notorious that the
Dispensy is . much or more in
Politics than i, ever was. As Gover
nor, I have had Uttle or no authority
in connection with the administration
of the law, and no power of restraint
or direction over it; and yet I have
been held responsible by the people
at large, and by my enemies in par
ticular, for the mistakes and short
comings of its management. Re
spo.,sibility without authority is a
mtri unpleasant and] unjust burden;
and while I do not seek additional re
sponsibilities in connection with the
Dispensary, I submit that justice
and fairneis make it neces3ary either
to reliieLi the Governor absolutely of
all connectioi with this institution,
or else give him some potential voice
land influence in its affairs.
The Legislature itself, last ses.nion,
by a particularly unanimous resoln- t
tion. deprecated and almost forbade
the granting of beer and hotel privi
leges, but the State Board of Con- I
trol paid no attention to this expres,
sion of op:niou from the law-making
body, and I had to use the constabu- I
lary to suppres.9 the nuisances in the
form of open barrooma, which r%sult
ed from the granting of these privi- i
leges. This brought me into antag
ollism with the State Board of con
trol--an antagonism which might
ivoe been avoided had those gentle
men paid any heed to ni suggestion
or consulted me as to the best policy
to hbe pur,L)u,.d. A-s long is the orig
inal] paickag4e '-tore-i we're runing.iI~ in
open compLetition with the Di,pen
s:.ry, and illeit sl.-s we-re 1lso-) il.
Scher-cke-d, ti-ri wa-, pe?rhap-, s>utiJ
e.c<ise fur the State Board of C :n.
trAl t) 1ontine- ibv t pl)cy: It aft-r
the .ur-m- C-1-irt of the United
a h L e :ra .J thee wa1i-litv of
the D - .inry Lrv. an,dl
Jd i-1 - ogto-'s support of the
Swe' c-petit.r-. ir-aviig ti.e Dis
pe,ary L1aw in full rscssion of the
t I id:1 not think ther-e wn. is!ay
ex-rn . fo-r the costitance of th.
f )ioy uphid by- the State B-ard:
for I beliewt b e forw- r lw. aind I
believe- the pre-e%t lkw. sho-ild be
administe-rHd a. a teiprraL.ce inea
sure. with n-> regard wbat4ver to the
matter of proit or to ar% t hing otlher
than to tkeach th'. p)"Ople to use whis
ke-y without abu-is; it, an-1 to mini
ais-e. a- far as posibe, the evils in
v-perbly cnmod&ith ;Its tr;;fie
and d -. M >re-.er, under th pre
se-nt system , the State Comnxmiy.sionaer
is a m-re nigureLead, without power
and alm,- without dutifs. The
State Boardi of C-r1t r.2l have aibs,>rbt
edl nearh all of hi- i:1r.ctiomrA.
I subrit wh at s'-emsw to rue to be
the b'.t p1 N.i of orgat.ization:r The
detail-s of the bna.ir,ess -'houlId be
turrned over to the State Coun,n
Sioneer, while the Board ofi Control
ah-suldl have authority toi puIrchaH
liquors arnd to exe-rcu'e g<-nzeral sup -
erv.ision ov'-r I he whole systemi.
The B-ard of Control .should be aip
poirnted by the G.overnior, with the
a'lvice, andr conis-nt of the Sennte,
andi the e-gns-tablaes i-h-9iuld be tap
p'inrtedl by tLhe Board of Cont rel
andi State Comi.siorner. If oh.
jretion is made, it may be j.ointed
out that the regents of the isospi.
tal for the Insane are appointed by
the Governore an1d the mainagemnenit
of the institution is sxcellent. Note
From Extreme Nervousness,
T fIAT neo oie frmedy caen conetain the
emnrts neCcenary to cure alt deas.
es, lv a factif wel1l kneown to overyone.
Dr. M'le.,' Jjystem of Iierttve It-eedles
consiset e,f seven dleietcieely different
preparations, eachi for its own purp,oAe.
Mre. L. C. lr arnley, 3$7 llenry St., E . Cath
erine, ontario, wries: ''Tor yeare I seuf
fe-red f rom e!xtrerneo neervousne-en arnd annoy
ieeg constii pation, de velropineg into tealp!tit ion
and' weaiknes-si of thec heart. I v'as tiable to
Isleep, esuffeu-e re uh from brdache, painr In
my h-ft side,, p,alpltatlon and a consi!tant
Ifeeling of weakness and p)rostrat ion. I began
uing Dr. Mile' Nervine, Iert Cuere arnd
Necrve and Liver PIIIls anid tho Anti-P'ain
Pills to relleve sudden paroxysmzs oef pai
and headaoc-he. I soon felt muuch improved
and thie paines and aches and weariness left.
me. I then too)k J)r. Miles' Rlentorativa
Tonic and am now res'"ered to my former
Dr. Meiles' Iteomuedes
are sold by all drug-*
glis under a positive Mie'
gurnte frtbottle Feodef
benefits or money re- .or
funded. Ilook on dis
easogsof the boart and Hlth
nerves free. A ddress,
DJL MiLES MEIOAL 00., Elkhar&, Ind.
aL, the members of The present
Board of Control are not even re
grized to give bond for the faitbt,l
performarce of duty, yet they bare
absolute control of an institution do
ng annually a million and a half
The County BKards of CoDtrol
should be abolished, and two or
three inapectors should be appoint, f
:o Ieok after the Dispensers' boo's
nd tbe breakage. This would bc a
nuch more economical method thaa
he one fnow pursued. This systm
f org-inization, together with ti e
iuperviion of the graud jnritt-:,
wouid reduce peculatio,i and et.;
>ezzlement to the smallest amot-t
>oesible. The Stte Comrnissior
night be either appointedI by the
tate Bard or -Itct(i I Y ILe -:,
iral Assembly. We have otb s
ems now in force in the Sti e.
Phe Superintendent of th) 1107)it i
or the Insane, who is giving per
ect satisfaction, is apl)jointed; t!
iuperintendent of the Penitent it ,
Im equally efficient officer, is elect 1
1v the General Assembly. But tht ri
lould be vested soniew here i be
-ower by which both State Co n.
.issioner and County Dispew rs
night be suspended, aud, if w e
sary be removed for cause.
I suggest, also, what seems to me(5
t needed improvement, and that is a
!hange in the rLariner of purcha ng
.iIors. Whiskey is as much a
tape article as corn or flour, though
t varies in quality and price, accord
ng to age and the methods of dis.
illation and manipulation. The
argo bulk of liquor consumued by
he ipeople is obtainable in abso
uteiy pure form and of good quail
tY. without the necessity of ro.
!ourse to chemical analysis, for it
aa lue I)Ou,ght directly from govern
nent warehoises without pasing
hrough the hands of rectitiers and
Danipulatori, who are almost sure
o adulterate it fua the sake of pro.
it. I thiink that the law should pro
ride tbat purehases should be mle
inder annual contracts, with parties
vho iould agree to furnish liquors
roai the bonded warehouses of the
:nited States, of the required .ge
nd strength, upon the most reaon.
bl- terr. These contracts sho,Od
Pt let in such a way as to preclude
AIl [s)sibility of collusion or fraid
f blended or rectified whiskeis are
>>ugbt, as is now the case, there is
I-olltely no safe test by whbl
dulteration can be shown, uni.sS
he liquor is so bad as not to be lit
o drink. These remarks apply to
he X and XX whiskeys, or ligners
f the first and second qual y,
'numerating fromnr the lowest to the
iighest, as has been the rule in n
state. 1 do niot believe it is repri *
>le, ,,in thes State's busIiness, t:.~at
here should be a swarm of wbis,-ev
Irenmers meeting at Columbia o:e
month to sell the requised suf pliy
a dihiblets. Arrangements shouild
>e made under contract for the j.er.
bhase, as I have indicated, andI lhe
>rdlers for additional supplies w' dd
~o forward w ith as much assurance of
seing honestly filled as if salt or
acon were bought. The spe. al
rands and wines required could be
puircha.sed in the samae way, and a'
biese constitute. only a small parn of
he buisine's, no change neesd be.
nlade in the present mode of buyiung
'There is another matter that ip
[pears worthy of meant ion. With the
'.xpe(ri*ence gained b~y the employ eQs
n bottling andi( packinig and ship
ping of liquors, there oug,ht toi be
practically no breakage, if t he Iot
les were of goodl quality, and the
p)acking were well done, for the cars
ire loaded alongsido the State D)is
p)enisary buildling, and1( t here is hard.
y a transfer from one road to an
ither. This mat ter of breakagot huas
e(en thie main reason for cont jiin1r
he County Boards of Control. It
an,i he readily seen what a saving
woulud follow if these boards were
ibolishied, and it can be safely as
torted that the preventiona of break
ige would make these boards no
TIhere, is one other matter to wh,ieb
[ invite the caret ul attent iou of thle
3enerasl Assembly; it is withI regard
o the importation of whiskey for
personal use. The protection giveas
>y the Supreme Court, to those who
lesire to exercise this right in good
!nithi is .in no sense ob'jectionahb.
['he Stato (lees unot need, nor does it
wish, to restrict its citizens irn this
right; but the abure of it gives a
oophole for illicit dealers to ob)1 airn
he'ir suppilies, undiuer the preten'IM'
~h't it is for personal usa. The pro.
r inions of thie law wvhicb was d. d1r
thik can be amended so as to mako i
the impdrtation of such licmore comeI
within the terms of the Court's de.
cree. But fur the opportunity thus
afforded to evade the law, by im.
porting liquor undej the pretence
that it is for personal use, there
would soon be small need for consta
b!es. I earne8tly nrge that the Ju.
diciary Committee consider the sub
ject carefully in the light of Justico
Wiiite's opinion, and see if tomeo
provision ftr inspection cannot be
enaceted, that, while illiposing 110
onerous burdens on the citizen who
imports for his own uso, will yet ilk
sure the importation of puro liquotH,
an-1 limit, as far as )ossiblp, the
t-bliso of this right for the purpfoses
of sale. Let the law define fully
and clearly the methods to be fol.
lowed in such cases. I have already
lpc'nted out how we may purchase,
for the Dipens-irv, liqliors that are
pure;Lome1l provision requiringbonded
warehoase stamps on liqors con
smined in South Carolina, it seems to
III, would answer the purpose; but
1 only throw out the suggestion for
what it is worth, and call attention
to the subject because of its impor.
I lli attention to the report of
the Adjutant and Intispector General.
The militia of the Stato need to b
reorganizde. The present disorgan.
ized condition is calised( by it large
number of the Stato Imilitit wntoring
the service of the United States in
obedience to the President's call for
I recommend that all persons sll
ing cotton seed meal in the State,
either as Cattle food ori as fertilizer,
he required to pay the priviloge tax.
Th- fiinanves of the Penitentiarv
ar,v in a healthfful condition. The
low price of cotton has decreased the
profits from the State Farm, but the
instituti-in is more than self-sustain
in anu will pay $10.000 into the
During the past year an epidemic
of smallpox swept tbrough the State,
greatly alarming and inconvenienc.
ing the people in some sections. At
my reqest, the Stato Board of
Health took the matter in hand, and
eUdeavoredto ttampout the disease
where it had appeared, and to pre
vent- its spreading to other localitics.
In their work, however, they were
hampered for want of necessary au
thority to deal with the situation.
There are several cases of smallpox
now in Samter County, wvhich could
have been easily handled if the State:
Board of Health could have com
manaded funds to carry on their work;
this they did not have, as the emer
g(-ncy fund had been exhausted.
The powers of the Board should be
"inlargedl. The following Opinions
fromi thn report of the Board I re
commend as rmost timely and wise;
"Promp~t action and the most ener
getic antd aggressive measures are
reqjuired to control epidemies of any
disease, but more 4specially those
which are attended by a high death
rate. Vacillationi and indecision on
the part of the health authorities is
a fatal a.nd criminal mistake in their
manungemient, as it involves loss of
life and a large expenditure of
m'foe. The powers of the State
Get a Sti
And Save Endless Suf
fering which Winter
The most offensive of all dis
eases becomes more intonse as cold
weather approaches. In fact,
many who have been under treat
ment for so long, and during the
summer feel little discomfort from
the disease, are almost persuaded
that they have been cured. But
the first chilling blast of winter
proves that the disease is still wvith
them, and as the winter advances,
their Catarrh grows in severity.
Those who have felt only a slight
touch of Catarrh may be sure that
only cold weather is needed to deC
velop the disease. What ap)pears
to be only a bad cold will prove
more (!iflicult to cure than for
merly, and will return with more
frequency, until before long the
disease is fully developed.
"For years I suffered from a severe
case of Catarrh, andI to)ok several kinds
of medicines and used veisions local ap
palications, but they had no effect what
ever. I was Induced to try 8. 8. 8.
(Swift's SpecIic) and after two months
I was perfectly well and have never
felt any effects of the dlisease since.
"B. P. MoA a.usTn
It is easy to see the importance1
of nromnteament , fo .atr.
Board of Heafth sldbd eularged,
%nd hot be Merely adwisory, as they
ire at present, aqd thy should be
given oontrol of epidele0 whenever
they ocoirr in the stilte. Their so.
tion would be lees Influenoed by
local ioterests and prejudices than
the local Board of Health. The act
Df 1894 establisbing local Boards of
Heaslih in incorporated towns and
villages bhould be extended to every
township, and theso township Boards,
its weli as hose in the -incorporated
citi(s Itad towns, should be-required
to givo notico to the State Board of
Hoalth of the prvsoneo of any con
tagious disensto in their jurisdiction,
ad a ipenalty should be attached
for neglect to porform this duty. If
this witH law, tho State Board of
Health, being apprised of the pro.
sotice of any opidemic, could taka
immediato stops for its suppression,
andlius save life at, leso expense to
the peoplo of the Stato than under
the present iw. During the pro.
iont opidoimio of sinallpox, the Sti to
Board of foulth took char6e only in
thoHe locititiot in whioh there were
no local Boards of Hoalth. As their
powers woro moroly advisory, and in
order to ho elothed with some au
thority to do this work, they had to
obtain from tho (lovornor commis
sions for sanitary inspectors. The
opidomic in incorporatod towns wasi
undor the maatigemient of their re
spoectivo local Boards of Health, and
the Act. of 1894 conferred ample
power on them, as their rules and
regulations had the force of a town
ordinance when approved by the
mayor and couucil."
In conclusion, lot me impress up
on you that the past year has bo(u
one of unusual financial stringency.
The people generally are hard press
od to make a living, and many of
them are not able to pay their taxes.
As guardians of the public weal
and conservators of- the prosperity
of the Comm-onwoalth, it behoove3
you to take every possib'.e measure
to insure economical and caroful ox.
penditure of the hard won fundsthat
the slim resources of the State Treas
ury place at yoor command. Dur.
ing the recent campaign you pledged
yourself, as legislative aspirants, to
economical administration of public
affairs, and to reduction of expenses.
We all preached eonomy then; wo
must practica it now. I have point
ed out various end practical methods
of reducing expenditures. I tru4t
these recommendations may meet
your approval and secure your sup
port. If you wvill adopt these recomt
mendations you can reduce the tar
levy without at all impairing the
efVciency of the public service. I
can only recommend and advise; yon
alone have the power to act. I leave
these important matters, with all
their burden of responsibility, im
;'our hands, feelhng confident that
) ou will endeavor to discharge your
responsibJle duties with earnestness
It is my desire this session, as last,
be co-operate with your respective
bodies and members, in forwarding
the interests of our mother State and
improving the condition of her peo
ple, and especially in lightening the
onerous burdens of the taxpayers,
anid this behalf I aball be glad at all
times to colisult with you as comn
mitteemnen and as members.
WV. H. ELLEBE, Governor.
Those who get a start on the dis-.
ease before the cold and disagree
able weather 'aggravates it, will
find a cure less difl'icult. Catarrh
increases in severity year by year,
and becomes one of the most ob
stinate and dee peseaited troubles.
But it is equamlly important that
the right remedy be given. All
local applicatilons of s prays,
washes, inhajations, etc., cani
never cure Catarrh, for they do
not reach the die
ease. Catarrh is
in the blood, and
S only a blood
S remedy can cure
it. ,Local appli
reach t hoirritated
surface; the righ t
' ' remedy must be
.Swift's Specifle (S. S. S.) is the,
aight remedy for Catarrh. Ith
mures tho most obstinate dabes by
soing direct to the cause of the
~rouble--the blood-and forcing
mit the diseawo. TFhose who have
net with so miidh disippointment
rom local treattnehit should'th row
iside their sprays, washes and in
aling mmxures apd tako S. S. S.
i. cure will result. Send for free
>ooks. Address Swift, Specifle
lomnpany Atlant, -eogam.