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GOVERNOR'S ANNUAL MESSAGE
M'MliKK OF Sl CiFSTIONS M\I>F.
To t.l \ I KAL AssKMBLY.
I bur t>e*utUc ld>o*?tow Election <>?*
Judge? hy tlwc IVople? Former Itoc
? ?itmcndut Ion* Itcncw oil?Various
Columbia. Jan. IS.?The annual
message of the gov.neu of South Car?
olina waa sent to the general assembly
yesterday and read.
The governor makes the following
That a State tax la-fj of one mill
be made for the support of the com?
That the name of Clemson college
be changed to Calhoun university.
That the hosiery mill at the State
penitentiary be abolished.
That the general sssembly take
-some definite action with regard to
the cotton mill mergers.
That sn act be passed annulling all
exclusive franchises heretofore grant?
ed In South Carolina and forbidding
any exclusive franchise In the future.
Thst an act be parsed requiring all
corporation* In this State that are
using the water powers of the State
to pay a tax or license.
That sn act be passed reducing the
rate of interest In this State to 6 per
That an act be passed prohibiting
any bank from charging its regular
customers exchange on any draft or
cheek passed through the bank.
That a law be passed prohibiting
express companies from chaining for
returning money collected on C. O. D.
That a law he passed providing for
a two cent passenger rate on all rail?
roads in the State.
That the citizens of the Clover sec?
tion of York county, which was visited
by a cyclone during the year, be
exempted from taxes for the year.
That the law against carrying con
? cealed weapons be repealed or that It
be amended by authorising the clerk
? of court of each county to license
parsons making application to him
snd upon payment of a fee of $5 to
arry a pistol for a time not to ex
(eed 10 days.
That a law be passed requiring all
detectives operating in the State to
secure a license from the secretary
of State, and that a fee be paid.
That a law be passed making it a
misdemea'o r .or
r i . tee or cores it pufca
Hsh ? of
snv per* n wh ! ? i" i nif
That the general assembly submit
I to the people of this State such con?
stitutional amendment or amend?
ments as may be necessary to place
the election of all Judges?supreme
court and circuit?In the hands of the
That an act be passed requiring the
chief Justice of the supreme court to
have in his hands the certificate of a
physician that any circuit Judge who
is to be excused from holding courts
and another sppointed In his place
on account of Illness. Is In such con?
dition that he is unable to hold court,
and that no special Judge be appoint?
ed unlees such certificate Is held by
the chief Justice.
The message was printed In pamph?
let form and a copy was placed on the
desks of the members of the house
Several pages of the message are
devoted to a discussion of the pros?
perity of the State during the past
year. The governor quotes some sta?
tistics and comes to the conclusion
that much progress has been made
along all lines. Last year the gov?
ernor prepared an article on South
Carolina for Leslie's Weekly and this
Is contained In the report.
ldscussing education the governor
says that the most serious proposition
that confront., the people of the State
is the education of the children. He
says that the higher institutions of
learning are being "most extravagant?
ly supported." while tho country
schools "are receiving most niggardly
support." He says that he wishes to
put the general assembly on notice
that unless something Is done to c.r.
for the country tchoola that "It will
take two.thirds of both your houses
to get your appropriations through
for your State colleges." The govern?
or says that this statement Is not a
The gowriior n connm nds that an
a< t (??? pas ? 'I m iking the Medical Col?
lege at Charlexton the Medical Col?
lege of South Carolina and that It he
made a brarn h el the I'nlveislty of
South Carolina Von have a law de?
partment, why not i medical depart?
ment langt Pad hi and under the direct
control of the State *" says the gov?
ernor, discussing the ? la.-^itl' at ion of
Ogsjat rrung the ?hanging of the
name of Cleanaea college to f'alhoun
unlwrslty the gereraof has the t.,|
lowing to say
Another ranaaa foff this recom?
mendation is that I belleVS If \..u will
change the name to dihoun unlver?
slty. this will be a sulhVlerit breach of
the Clemson contract to bring a test
suit, and that thereby the Statt- of
South Carol':,a can be rtlMMd from '
supporting an Institution that is being
i ontFalled by outsiders; ami then the
State can reimburse the Clemaon ^
and take chatge of Calhoun university, ;
now ClemeOg college, as ? State lnstl- I
tutlon, place it in the hands of its
own officials, aa it should be placed,
and manage and control it. 1 think
It Is generally conceded throughout
the whole State that the State ought
to take entire control of the Institu
lon, and not have it conducted inde?
pendently, as at present, and 1 be?
lieve the action above suggested will
bring this ubout. and I earnesty urge
"I am in favor of the Institution; I
think it is a grand and glorious Insti?
tution, and that it is doing a magnifi?
cent and noble work. If this change
would cripple it, I would not even
intimate a suggestion that it be made;
but 1 believe that by placing it direct?
ly under the control of the State, In?
stead of being crippled, it will be
Referring to the hosiery mill at the
8tate penitentiary, the governor says
"If you do not abolish it I can not
make you. And I am not going to
make any threats. 1 am getting too
old for that."
Discussing the board of pardons the
governor comes to the conclusion that
the members are not ampy paid for
the work done. He expresses the
opinion that the board should "have
i respectable salary attached to It so
as to place it upon a dignified plane
After calling the attention of the
general assembly to his previous
charges against the alleged cotton
mill mergers the governor says that
the Carolina Public Service corpor?
ation Is a trust and that it is buying
ice plants throughout the State for
the purpose of controllng the prices
of ice. "I thought the attorney gen?
eral would take some action in regard
to these matters, under the law, but
nothing has been done, and I now
call upon you to take some steps be?
fore these corporations have so far
stuck their fangs Into the people that
It will be impossible to get them out,"
says the governor.
The governor says that he has been
hindered In the enforcement of law
by several officials, Including A. W.
Jones, comptroller general of the
state. He says the comptroller gen?
eral has refused to pay warrants pre?
sented by several detectives, notably
Col. L. M. Green and Itev. C. W.
Creighton. The governor asks the
legislature for the right to appoint
live men to be stationed through the
State for the enforcement of law. An
appropriation of $5,00?) is asked. The
governor asks that it be made man?
datory for the comptroller general
'.o pay claims on this fund which are
approved by the governor.
Concerning newspaper worktrf the
"I further recommend that you pass
an act to the effect that when any
newspaper publishes a stai?ment in
regard to any person that is injurious,
that when that person sends to the
paper a correction of said report, the
editor or manager of the paper be re?
quired to publsT! said correction in
the same column of the same page,
and with as large headlines as the
original article appeared wherein the
person was misquoted or misrepre?
T1DK BARNEY KVAXS CASE.
Columbia Attorney Must Show Cause
Why He Should Not Ik' Disbar?
Columbia. Jan. 15.?Following the
Information furnished by Attorney
(leneral Lyon the supreme court of
South Carolina issued the following
"it is considered by tin- court that
the public interests require Investiga?
tion of the (barges agnnst Barnard
It. BvanS, an attorney, presented in
gg information tiled by J. Fraser
Lyon, attorney general, on the 6th
day of January, 1 11,
"Therefore it is ordered That Dar
nard B, Ehrang do show cause before
this court on the Ird of February,
11? 1.5, at lo o'clock a m , why he
should not be disbarred on account
of the matters alleged against him in
the Information, and that he tile a
COPJf of nis return in the other of the
i tors, of tins court on of before Jan?
"Ordered further: That the sheriff
of Rlcbland county do forthwith serve
l certified copy of the Information and
of this order on Harnard H Bvana
"Ordered further, That evidence
and argument to support of the infor?
mation and return be heard on Feb?
ruary ?'>. neat, In open court."
Harlinge Lkviisw Record.
A marriage license was issued Tues?
day lo Mr. I\ A. SOW) it ami Miss
Kalllc Atkinson, of Providence.
Licenses have also been Issued to
Kamui i M< Laughlln snd Anna Belle
Pi irson, Bunter; Richard Phillips
and I.Ida dale. Wcdgellehl, and Lucius
Holllday snd Mabelle Foul. Ihogdon.
SCHOOL FOR HOYS AM) GIRLS.
pi.m is to Tench Corn Club Hoys ami
Tomato Cluh (?Irls at National Corn
Columbia, Jan. 12,?Arrangements
have been perfected whereby the ex
position school t'<>r prize winners, to
be conducted during the first week of
the Fifth National Corn Exposition
here, will be co-educational. In ad?
dition to the 800 or 900 prize winning
corn cluh boys from all parts of the
South, some half a hundred prize win?
ning tomato club girls from nearly a
dozen Southern States will also take
part in this unique feature of the
exposition. The National Corn Expo?
sition opens on January 27th.
The boys who attend this school will
be housed in a special building at tho
exposition grounds. Arrangements
have been made for the entertainment
of the girls in some of the best homes
in Columbia, and plans are being per?
fected for social features. The girls
will spend practically the entire day at
the exposition grounds, hearing lec?
tures in common with the boys, and
attending special courses of instruc?
tion covering domestic science and
arts, canning, cooking, lectures on
Moral culture, growing of vegetables,
poultry raising, and kindred subjects.
Special attention will be given to the
exposition exhibits. Mr. J. 13. Hodby,
of Auburn, Alabama, is superintend?
ent of this school for prize winners.
Each State will send five prize win?
ning tomato club girls to this expo?
sition school. The toi?uto club work
is conducted by the Farmers' Co-op?
erative Demonstration Work of the
Federal department of agriculture, in
co-operation with the State agricul?
will. BE DEPUTY CLERK.
Mr. ft L. McLeod Will be Appointed
to That OfBoe by County Clerk.
Mr. H. L. Scarborough, county clerk
of court, has announced that he will
appoint Mr. H. L. McLeod, clerk to
the county commissioners, his deputy
clerk, to execute papers during his
absence from the office.
Mr. McLeod's work, as deputy clerk,
will be only nominal, as he will simply
have to sign an occasional paper,
when Mr. Scarborough is absent from
his office. Mr. Scarborough stated
that he would not appoint a regular
deputy clerk who should be employed
in his office unless he found it neces?
sary to have one, but that it would be
net < Wary for him to leave his office,
possibly, at times and in his absence
Mr. McLeod could execute papers in
order that the prompt dispatch of
business would not be interfered with.
I. (). O. F. Enaction.
l>iek Anderson Lodge, No. 138, I.
O. O. F. elected officers Monday night
A. E. Bentley, N. G.
N. G. Osteen, Jr., V. G.
W. J. Crowson, Secretary.
R. F. Wactor, Treasurer.
A. H. Harbor, Warden,
J. H. Hracey, Chaplain.
S. F. Faribow, Inner Guard.
F. A. Wood, Outer Guard.
J. N. Strange, Conductor.
The officers elected will be installed
at the next meeting.
Charleston business men are hard
at work trying to devise plans to ex?
tend and perpetuate the "great white
way" on King street. There was im?
minent danger of the discontinuance
of the electric illumination that, for
the past year or two, has made King
street one of the most brilliantly
lighted and attractive thoroughfares
in the South. The city and merchants
of King street were not providing
sufficient funds to pay the lighting
company for the actual cost of main?
tenance, and the company gave no?
tice of intention to discontinue the
white way. This aroused the up-to
date merchants and they have been
busying themselves devising ways and
means to retain the chief attraction
of King street. The experience of
Charleston has a local application al?
though the conditions are not pre?
cisely the same lure as there. Bum
tor has the beginning of a white way
on Mam and Liberty streets, but the
illumination has never been adequate
to accompllah the intended purpose.
The arches are good of their kind but
there has never been enough of them.
It was expected that the merchants
would unite In raisins B fund to main?
tain sufficient number of arches to
supplement those provided by the city
und the lighting company, but this
has never been carried out. Conse?
quently Main street is not a real "white
way" and can never be unless a num?
ber of additional nrches are erected
where n<eded To have Main street
brilliantly illuminated would add a
great deal In the attractiveness of
the eltj and Would make a favorable
Impression <>n \ Isltors.
in the county Ihc general public
has been on its g.I behavior for the
past two days, The sheriff's office
reported no arrests and only one of
the rural policemen has been in
town this week to jail a prisoner,
PLAN CORN SHOW EXHIBIT.
Sumter County Products Will be on
Exhibit ut National Corn Show in
With the purpose In view of having
a display at the Fifth National Corn
Exposition which convenes soon in
Columbia which will adequately show
Sumter'i agricultural prosperity, Sec?
retary G. A. Waterman and Messrs L.
L, Baker and J. Frank Williams of
the Farmers' Co-operative demonstra?
tion service will meet together this
afternoon to perfect plans .
Mr. Waterman is very anxious for
Sumter county to be well advertised
at the corn show, and is already ar?
ranging to have the exhibit so placed
that it will attract much attention and
thereby enhance its value as an ad?
vertising proposition. When it is re?
membered that visitors from all over
the United States and even Irom oth?
er countries will attend the corn
show in Columbia, it is all the more
to be desired that Sumter be well rep?
Mr. Waterman said that when he
and Messrs. Baker and Williams had
arranged the details concerning the
exhibit he would put the matter of?
ficially up to the Chamber of Com?
merce for action to be taken.
MARRIAGE BY PROXY.
A M?n in America to Marry a Girl In
New York, Jan. 13.?According to
terms of a contract drawn up by a
Paterson, N. J., notary public yester?
day, Wm. P. Dumoulin, an antomob'.le
salesman, appoints hlf friend Hendrix
Kniefert as his proxy In a marriage
ceremony to be performed at the
Hague, Holland, within the next few
days. The bride-to-be is Miss Maria
H. Vanderveer. After the wedding
ceremony Kniefert is to place the
bride aboard the first vessel sailing
Dumoulin and Miss Vanderveer were
children together In Holland. Recent?
ly he wrote asking Miss Vanderveer to
come over and marry him. But her
mother objected to her leaving home
before she was married and the con?
tract was drawn up to overcome this
objection, Dumoulin being unable to
take the trip at this time.
During the past week 350 bales of
cotton were sold on the local market.
Of this number 50 were sold Satur?
Toole'l Early Prolific Cotton Seed.
Yields over 40 per cent lint. Fruits
heavily. Write for sample and
G. L. TOOLE,
Alken, S. C.
Geo. H. Hurst,
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMHR.
Prompt attention to day or night
\T OLD J. D. CRAFG STAND. 202 N
Day Phone &S?. Night Phone JSl.
The Jewelry Store
You will generally find that it's
an altogether superior article.
Haven't you noticed It?
Yes, it costs more, but think what
you are getting.
Why, often the handles In one of
the umbrella** that we sell cost
more?are worth more?than
half a dozen dry goods store
A splendid selection we show!
Wouldn't you like to see it?
$5.00 to $30.00
We engrave them tree of charge.
W. A. Thompson
JEWELER AND OPTIC AN.
OVER 66 YEARS'
i rade marks
AnymieMBdtnfl a ?hen-h und description nay
quickly MrnriAin <>nr opinion froe wlutitier an
Invention \n probably paiomahia. Communica?
tions strictlyoonldaiiUal. HANDBOOK on CnoMim
senl fraa. iiMMt Mttonor for seruriuir patenta,
Patent! takon ihr <u^h Munn .% Co. rt-colve
fpn uil notU$, without oharyw, lathe
A handsoinalr Illustrated wn?>klT. l.nrecM clr
oulaUon of ?nj scJantlSa InurnaJ, Tarma, a
r??ftr; four uiont he, iL Bold by ell newsdealers.
MUNN SCo.36""0-"'New York
Brauch sU ? st? Washington, l>. c
YOU SHOULD INSIST tJPOS GETTING V< It BREAD
WRAPPED IN AN AIRTIGHT WRAPPER VS SOON As
IT LEAVES' THE BAKER'S OVEN, WHERE IT 11 AS
BEEN STERILIZED, WHILE EXPOSED To THK
Here is u Statement From tlie De?
partment or Health, Chicago, 111.
"Out of a hundred loaves purchas?
ed from as many different shop i In
the city of Chicago, 14 per cent were
each coated with more than 10,000
bacteria. As might be expected,
loaves obtained from clean shops,
where all the surroundings ar?.j fa?
vorable have not nearly so many
germs clinging to them as U aves
kept under generally dirty conditions.
The difference between the bacterial
coating of wrapped and unwrapped
bread is particularly suggestive. In
no case did the bacterial contamina?
tion of wrapped bread reach a Mgh
figure. On the other hand, iore
than half of the unwrapped 1 ives
(62 per cent) were coated with over
a thousand bacteria."?From 'Ba?
The New York Bakery.
Sole Manufacturers of Butter-Nut Bread.
We offer for sale our Celebrated 1-^len Gem Cantaloupe seed,
grown and reeeJected at Rocky Ford, Colorado, under the personal
supervision of our Mr. S. C. Mayo, of Reddick, Fla. There are
none better to be had. Prices on application.
JOHNSON-BROWN CO., Albany, Ga.
Or S. C. Mayo, Reddick, ;la.
YOUR OLD TEETH.
You will be surprised to know what
Dr. C. H. Courtney can do with your
He can Increase their usefulnese
many times; can possibly add others
to them Improving your looks as well
as your health.
Delays are dangerous and always so
with decayed teeth.
Sumter Dental Parlors,
DR. C. H. COURTNEY, Prop.
OVER MRS. ATKINSON'S MILLINERY STORE.
WHEN IN NEED OF A GOOD WORK
EASY. HONEST AND WELL MADE.
Ask For the
Witherspoon Bros. Shoe Mfg. Co.
SUMTER S. C.
Sold by all RESPONSIBLE merchants.
Buy them and cut your Shoe hill 25 per cent.
O/e are prepared t.? furnish this product at rices that will enahle
every farmer t<> use it. We have a rery low price this year and
nothing will do your land more good, especially run down lands,
or lew and sour land, it is necessary for all leguminous crops
?uch as Alfalfa, clover, vetch, peas, etc. < let our prices in car
lets or In smaller quantities. Samples on I mest.
BOOTH-HARBY LIVE STOCK COMPANY.
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