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MV IBOUT LE6ISLITURE.
MKMBKHN PLAN Nl'MF.HOl s
| IM.KAMI RK TRIl?M.
laon Talk to largely I or IH?U
Mart la Approaching Cam
Will lie No More
With Urn law at Pres
u?-h Talk About Clfnwm
Columbia Jan II.?The preaent
legislature promisee to go on record
aa tha "J?ngstere." Already invita?
tio ne have been accepted from the
three State institution! moat talked
of, Winthrop. Clemson and ".he Cita?
del. It looked very much us If the
L conscience of the leflslstor hsd been
tooeaed just sbout sc hard as hlc
heart by the Charleston Invitation,
?verybody wantc to go to Charleston,
yon could hear that on every hand.
Seen Uncle Josh, the famous "cltl
sen." was mors than willing to lay
I down the onerous duties of atatee
niaaahlp and hearken to the call or
the. said sea wavee, which
are only sad on occaslone. Notwith?
standing that ths members felt that
they had already accepted about aa
amaay Invitations aa they ought to
I accept. Charleston la irresistible
homaver everybody saye that thsy
hare a better time there than they
hare any right to have while the
people ere expecting them to be doing
the public asrrlcs.
It has often been remarked before
|[that tha legtelsturea take ons yssr
to get started, end ths next year do
nothing because the members feel
thai a new body wilt be elected In the
suninaer and the new body ought to
ma ths responsibilities thst had
marked out for ths ons about
Caspire. Tbl? dlapoaltlon la rather
In thle year. Probably more
weald be accompliehsd If a legisla?
ture were elected for only one sitting,
biennial sessions were held. No
legislature wants to plunge Into
vesaUous problems, tha members
k want a year to consider their reepon*
* stall ill ee. and than they dsclda to
shift them. If they wsis elected for
only one term, biennial sessions bt.
tag held, the State might be the
gainer in many Unas, each legisla?
te** would try then to do something
^werta dalag In stralghtsnlng out our
Mi edge podge lawa.
That dispoeltlon. however, may be
encfe^iered of advantage to the wet
PiaHUii mis year, because it will
?J#0stt to their advantage In keeping
Oaf taste-wide prohibition bill from
^fsJlftng through so easily. It Is sl?
aty said that a great deal of the
and bluster that has been made
and la to be mads will be the poll
Man! thunder that will re-echo from
thd tall timbers next summer.
tl Is generally conceded that the
.present legislature will do no more
Pta Interfere with the course of bual
by prohibiting ths crop mort.
From careful Inquiry It Is
gathered that there has been practi?
se attempt made to adjust bus
to tha new conditions, but alto
ftjreffcer to the finding of some means
T*f doing business the sams old wsy
Is spite of the repesl of ths lien law.
In many sections It Is said there is
no appreciable change In the condi?
tion of things, la others It la said
that Is bor conditions ars better, and
In others It la said that the landlord
Bann and does control the renter to a
considerably greater degree than he
did before. These conditions seem
ts prevail In those sections where
the crop hss not been so abundant
The real effect of the repeal of the
lien law will not be aeen until after
Hat fall settling up from tha crop
I now being planned.
It la not unlikely that the proposed
measure for oreatlng an educational
oo ram las ion to revlea the laws of tha
?tale will pass. It Is grstlfylng to
these who have been trying to ehow
^the neceestty of this thing so long,
* to nets tha general awakening of the
on this subject, end when the
awakee the people cannot
alsep. The eatabllshmant nf dlatrlct
sgrlculturai schoola Is another mat?
ter which la promlelng lit the eyea of
. these Interested in It. There will
r probably be aavaral Important
amendmenta made to the education?
al laws this year. . nd among them
will be more uniformity In the mat.
ter of the scholarships granted by
the ntate and the requlrementa of
the beneflclartea. It la being earneet
ly urged that the beneficiaries of the
Citadel serve In tha Htate mllltln Iff
stsad of teaching, or aa an alterna?
tive. County boarde. It Is urged,
ahould have a fund for general work,
end msny Important changes nre
t suggested, from a constitutional amend
" tnent recasting the winde found?
ation of the syatem and the estab?
lishment of S general educational
fund, on up. All of theae mallets
will he considered by the Commla
alon, If appointed, and most of them
will go over for that reason.
The publication of lies letter of Dr.
Meli of Ctemeort to the Investigating
committee haa been the subject of
very general Convrsat on the la<t
two or three days, it la understood
thst It gave great eatlsfo tboi In some
qusrtera, for the complaints made
i there in certain matters. The main
points in the letter have been touch?
ed on In this correspondence, they
have been bubbling in the trusteo
meetings, and boiling over has been
Imminent at ttmna. The constant
reader will recall not long ago, when
the Meli M In um C introvert y became
public, that meml)ers of the board
threatened furtrer exposures of
methods of the board, and If
President Meli had not made public
these matters they would all have
come out In this session of the legis?
lature anyhow, It will cause a de?
termined renewal of the effort to
wrsst the Institution from the con?
trol of the Melf-per petuntime board of
trustees and put the whole thing un?
der the control of the Htate; and to
accomplish thst v*rlous plans are
suggested. One of these plans Is
"starve them out U you cannot smoke
Another matter In the formative
state Is a proposition to make those
who want a new county bear the bur?
den of the formation. This tax on
such counties as Aiken, Bdgefield,
Marlon and othera has been working
as a leaven in this direction a long
time and It will probably result in
the passage of such an act at this
session, while its proposition would
not be "stepping en any ono's toes."
The Price of Prlina Donna Fame.
The first year ibroad had been a
total loss to our rrima donna. Owing
to her and her mother's sxperlence
In those foreign surroundings, their
outlay had been Double its actual re?
quirement. In the three years fol?
lowing, save and scrimp as they
might, money had melted like snow
In Nurmy places. The father, tolling
In hl? office overtime, stinting In the
homo, selling a lot or two; an earlier
InveNtment thut old age might be leu
hleuk, m>nt all to feed demands thut
With the prospective debut, there
came fresh demands and htKKcr ones* I
('out urn en must be boiiKht, and better
gowns were needed for rehearsals
thun the shabby makeshifts thut their
wardrobes furnished. The two walk"
ed miles und bargained endlessly,
only to return to the first shop visit?
ed, after vuln search for that elusive
being, the reasonable Paris dress?
This debut role was but a single
one; with a longer engagement In
several operas, ten or a dosen gowns
would be needed, some of them de?
manding reckless outlay. The salary
on which she was engujeed to sing at
the foremost Institution of Its klbd In
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS.
We the undersigned barbers of
Sumter do hereby agree that on und
after February 1st our price for shav?
ing will be 16 cents.
This advance In price has been ren?
dered necessary by the advance in
salaries of workmen, in rent, fuel
and everything else, and It is impos?
sible to pay expenses at 10 cents?
the price In effect for the past flftoen
or twenty years.
ft. K. HROWN,
J. T. EDWARDS,
LEVAN St ROBINSON,
W. H. STRANGE,
A. O. COOPER.
1-13-W. & s. until feb. 16
Franc??, the Grand Optra, was thirty
dollars a month. Not to meet the
situation meant the sacrifice of ev
erythliiK that had Rope before, and
at the very doorway of achievement.
In her ecstatic hopefulness for good
thing" near at hand tho mother grew
lmputient at pessimistic complaints
from home. Even the house had been
mortg:;?;?d to supply them with
funds. What of It! Thousands, tana
of thousands were Just ahead! Ev?
ery day brought new and wilder en
cnuruKomcnt to ambitious.
In the Russian army the deutb
rate each year is almost equaled by
the number of desertions.
EST ATE OF
8AMITKL HAUIN, Dec'd.
Kxeotttor's Kale of Personal Property
Py order of the Judge of Probate
for Sumter County, 8. C, I will of?
fer for sale at public outcry to the
highest bidder, for cash, on Monday
the 24th day of January, A. D., 1910,
at the late residence of the deceased,
In Manchester Township, in said
County at 11 o'clock a. m. The per?
sonal property of said estate consist?
ing of one 1-horse wnRon, nno
2-horse wugon, two mules, two cows,
2 calves, 14 hogs, one lot of corn, cot?
ton seed, fodder, peas, potatoes, su?
gar cane, hay and a large variety of
agricultural implements, 1 harness*
Humter, 8. C, Jan. 8. 1910.
W & 8?4t?2t wkly.
Don't Miss Uli? GPOAl iM'inoiiNtrHtlon
KaJe of 10) c (.lasM-M und Sportarten
Ol von by
Tili: HOPKINS OPTICAL CO.
or Baltimore, Md., nt the Kuinter
Drug Store, No. 20 S. Main Kt.
?TAIL DELIVERY AT CAM DEN.
rive of the Thirteen PHnoiioth In
Comity Prison R^capc,
Camden, Jan. 1R. Thin evening
about 4:30, several of the prison.'!*
In Jn'l overpowered the Jailer, Joh?
Hoone, and made their escape. Flv*
of the thirteen prisoner* escaped.
They were Kllerhe Thomas, with a
number of aliases, charged with
fraud In taking orders for a Chicago
house which he claimed to represent:
Milton Hanks, convicted of larceny
and awaiting the uctlon jf the Su?
preme Court In an appeal; Hum
Green, house-breaking, and another j
negro named Truesdale, charged with.
house-breaking. Truesdale wus re?
captured an hour later by Mr. John
L. Team. Fields and Hanks arc
white. Jailer BOOflg was pretty bad
! ly used up. He Is an old Confederate
Veter in and stood to his post of duty
I falthrully. A blanket was thrown
I over him and after beating h'm the
I Keys were taken from him.
Immigration in Venezuela In 190S
was 1,110] emigration, 3,970.
Don't MIhm the (.rent Demonstration
Sale of Kyo Ola***** and S|,?ootaelcH
THE HOPKINS OPTICAL CO.
Of Baltimore, Md., at the Sumtcr
Drug Store, No. 20 8. Main St.
On tho fa rinn of England last year
there were 1,494,089 h?rnen employ?
Don't MImm the <.n>ni Demonstration
Hul? of 10)0 OlftHfHV mid SprwtaHe*
LOB HOPKINS OPTICAL ro.
of llaltlmorc, Md., nt tlio h .unter
Drug Store, No. 26 S. Main Ht.
To any person holding
tickets: I will have another
Saturday, Jan. 22,
At 8 p. M.
The number that has been
drawn for Diamond Ring is
If not called for by Sat?
urday night, another number
will be drawn.
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optician,
SUMTER. S. C.
(NOW IN STOCK)
Font cylinders cast in one piece. 3 3.4 inch bore and
four inch stroke, making what is known as a slow speed
long-stroke engine of high power. Full 20-horse power.
MODEL T? It 10 HOADHTEK.
Complete with Top, Wind Shield,
Speedometer, Out Lamps, Horn and
MODI 1 T?HMO t ot IT,.
Kfttra IPnly for Summer I'm; $160.00,
Thirty by three and a-half
rear, and thirty by three
front. Tires usually last
three to five years on a Ford,
a result of light weight.1
One Hundred Inches.
Any style body as shown in
All open models equipped
with Tops, Wind Shields,
(ias Lamps, Speedometers,
1 lorns, Tools, Ktc.
Touring Car weighs 1,200 pounds ; Runabout weighs
MODUL T?1010 SURREY.
Completo with Automatic Wind
Shield, Do Luxe Top, Oaa Lumps,
Speedometer, Horn and Tools.
I tear Seats Detachable.
MODEL T?1910 TOURING OAR,
Complete with Automatic Wind
Mitleid, DeLuxe Top, Q|| I*limpH,
S|.domttor, Horn and Tools.
?m. mo.oo DELIVERED.
T. B. JENKINS,
FOR. SOUTH CAROLINA.