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EI U0 11 I I T A S.
A Great Deal Of Important Work Trans
acted By The General Assembly
This Week.
Columbia, January 28.-Much!,
work of importance and of general
interest has been transacted by the
general assembly this week.
The joint resolution passed I
last year by the senate pro
viding for biennial sessions
passed its third reading in theli
louse on Wednesday by a bare 1
two-thirds majority and this much- C
discussed question will now be sub
mitted to the people. There was a 1
hard fight to put the bill through
its third reading, on account of the 5
absence' of members. On the first i
ballot the vote stood 78 to 28, 83 t
being necessary to pass the bill.
The vote was reconsidered and t-e t
reconsideration postponed until 12 S
o'clock. At that time a second I
ballot was taken and there were 83 1
votes in favor of the bill, exactly
the number required to pass the
This question has been agitated 1
in the general assembly since 1896.
It now goes before the people.
The biennial sessions resolution p
came up in the house on Tuesday. a
it was the same resolution which b
passed the senate last year, and af- t
ter a long discussion a yea and nay i
vote was taken, and the resolution v
was ordered to its third reading by a v
vote of 87 to 30. The entire New- b
berry delegation voted for the pas
sage of the resolution. t
The resolution as it passed the b
house is as follows: c
Section i. That the following
amendmcnt to the constitution of
the State of South Carolina be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of i
the State at the next general elec- t
tion for Representatives, and if a
majority of the electors qualified to
vote for members of the General a
Assembly, voting thereon, shall I
vote in favor of such amendment, g
and a majority of each branch of the b
General Assembly shall, after such
election, and before another, ratify
the same amendment by yeas and
nays, Section 9, of Article III, of s
the Constitution, relating to the s
Legislative department, be amended c
by adding after the word "place'' t
in line ten of sad section the words
"until the end of the session occur.
ring in 1906, after which the said I
sessions be held at the same time
and place biennially," so that said
section as amended shall read as
LThe annual session of the General
IAssembly heretofore elected, fixed
Iby the Constitution of the year
eighteen hundred and sixty-eight,to 1
convene on the fourth Tuesday ot
November, in the year of eighteent
hundred and ninety-five, is hereby
postponed, and the same shall be
convened and held in the city of
Columbia on the second Tuesday of 1
January in the year eighteen hun
dred and ninety-six.
The first session of the General
Assembly elected under this Con
stitution shall convene in Columbia
on the second Tuesday in January,
in the year eighteen hundred and
ninety-seven. and thereafter an
nually at the same time and place
until the end of the session occur
ring in 1906, after which the said
sessions shall be held at the same .
time and place biennially.
Should the casualties of war or
cotaosm dease render it un
safe to meet at the seat of govern
ment, then the Governor may, by
proclamation, appoint a more secure
and convenient place of meeting.
Members of the General Assembly
shall not receive any compensation
or more than forty days of any one
session: Provided, that this lmita
ion shall not affect the first four
;essions of the General Assembly
ander this Constitution.
Section 2. That the question of
idopting the amendment prefacea
n the foregoing section shall be sub
nitted to the electors as follows:
'h(se in favor of the amendment
;hall deposit a ballot with the fol
owing words plainly printed or
vritten thereon: "Constitutional
tmendment to Section 9, of Arti,;:le
:II, of the State Constitution, add
ng after the word 'place' in line ten
f said section the words 'until the
nd of the session occurring in 1906,
Lfter which the said sessions shall
e held at the same time and place
Those opposed to said amendment
hail cast a ballot with the follow
ng words plainly printed or written
hereon: "Constitutional amend
nent to Section 9 of Article III of
he State Constitution, adding after
he word 'place' inline ten of said,
ection the words 'until the end of
he session occurring in go6, after
hich the said sessions shall be held
t the same time and place bienni
If no other resolution passes and
be people vote "yes" on the amend
3ent there will be biennial sessions
fter 1906.
Another very important measure
assed'by the house on Tuesday,
fter considerable argument, was
Ir. Whaley's bill which exempts
be stock of legitimate building and
>an associations from the taxation
-hich it was recently held the
vere liable for. The bill was pass( t
y an almost unanimous vote.
Unfortunately, on Wednesday
be bill was recommitted. It may
e passed yet, however, when it
omes up again for third reading.
It was announced in the last
;sue ot The Herald and News that
be house on Monday killed Mr.
laskell's bill to repeal the statute
llowing the appointment of special
udges upon the petition of any
iven bar or the solicitor. The
ill was killed by a vote of 50 to
9. It was argued by many of
hose who opposed the bill that
pecial courts and special judges
hould not be abolished until the
reation of new circuits, several of
hose who took part in the debate
.ganst the bill saying they would,
avor its passage after some action'
vhich would give the proper re
ief from over-crowded dockets.
At the night session of the house
in Wednesday Mr. D. 0. Herbert's
i to provide beneficiary scholar
hips in Clemson college was passed
o its third reading after a long de
>ate. The only change made in
he bill was that it was made to
>rovide for either agricultural or
nechanical scholarships. The bill
>rovides for as many $r oo scholar
hips in each county as there are
nembers of the house.
Though the senmate has already
:illed two bills looking to the estab
ishment of a State fertilizer factory,
3enator Warren has introduced an
>her resolution with the same idea
n view.
The senate on the previous day
iad killed the house resolution pro..
Fifteen Cents a Pound Paid for Large
Quantities-Seed Cotton Worth
Having These Days.
Laurens, Jan. 27.-Yesterday
Smith Bros., of Kinards, in Newber
ry county, close to the county line,
solid to William L Gray of this city
625 bales of cotton at 15 cents the
pound. This price was for the run
of the cotton. regardless of grades.
The total price rea:ized was about
$47,ooo. The Messrs. Smith are
merchants and farmers They pro
duced a consider able portion of the
:otton and bought the remainder
when the price was far below what
it is now. About ioo other bales
were sold yesterday, the highest
price being 15 1-8.
Report of the Special Committee to Ex
amine Into the Condition of the
State Colleges.
At the last session of the general
assembly Senator Hardin and Rep
resentatives Rainsford and Kibler
were appointed as members of the
committee, in accordance with the
provisions of an act, "to examine
into the expenditu.res of the appro
priations for State educational insti
tutions and the conditions of the
same." Mr. Kibler is secretary of'
the committee. The committee
visited all the State colleges and
submitted their report under date
of January 20. The report appears
in the journal of the senate of the
22nd instant and fills about thirty
one pages of that publication. It si
a lengthy and comprehensive report
and shows evidences of careful and
thorough work on the part of the
committee. It is too voluminous
to be reproduced in these columns
and is too concise to be condensed.
It will repay perusal by those who
are sufficiently interested to secure
a copy. The committee had an
arduous undertaking, but they did
their work well and have contribut
ed a valuable document to the gen
eral assembly. The report makes
interesting reading, full of important
information, and is a complete sur
vey of the field laid down by the
Death of Mr. H. M. Domirick.
Mr. Henry M. Dominick died at
his home in Stony Battery township
on the 2oth inst., in the 76th year
of his age, and was buried at Pros
perity. He was a member of Beth
el Baptist church. The old vali
ant veterans are passing away. The
deceased leaves three sons, Messrs.
Simpson, Brady and Snowden
viding for an investigation into the
advisability of the matter by the
State penitentiary authorities, the
senate resolution to this effect hav
ing already been killed. The sen
ate resolution had been indefi
nitely postponed in the house.
The senate slightly amended the
shad bill, passed it through its
third reading and it became a law.
The senate has passed a bill re
quiring common carriers to carry
bicycles and baby carriages under
the same rules and subject to the
same liabilities as govern trunks
and other separate baggage of
An Election To Be Held On The Question
Of Issuing Bonds To The Amount
Of $3,500.
Prosperity, Jannary 28.-The
citizens' meeting set for Tuesday
last, at 3 o'clock p. m., to hear rec
ommendations of the committee of
twelve previously appointed, was
called to order by Chairman C T.
The report of the committee was
read by Mr. T. A. Dominick in.the
absence of Mr. J. H. Hunter, the
committee's chairman.
This report recommended a frame
building not to exceed in cost $3,
5oo to be raised by an issue of
bonds and that in this act creating
the bond issue be incorporated the
governmental machinery of the
Newberry graded schools.
The cbitf interest centred around
the cost of the building and there
was a strong feeling that it should be
increased, and with the understand
ing that the committee would give
further consideration to its report
the citizens adjourned to meet at
8 o'clock.
The attendance at the evening
meeiug showed a growing in
terest in the school house question.
The committee recommended that
the amended act of the last legisla
ture be re-enacted with a few
changes: That $3,500 be substi
tuted for $5,ooo and the trustees be
named in the act.. For the trustees
the committee named five citizens
of the district.
Except the naming of the trus
tees, this report was adopted.
Tne adoption of this report of the
committee will do much toward
harmonizing the school' interest in
the district and it is believed that
the bond issue will now meet with
but little opposition. Of course,
everybody is not perfectly satisfied.
There are some who believe that
the school interest is sacrificed in a
bond issue for less than $5,ooo.
There are oth rs who feel a little
grieved because the trustees are not
to be named in the act. But these
are some of the gives and takes and
the compromises where there is any
forward movement.
School Qnestion Now Uppermost In the
Minds of the People-Coming At
Prosperity, January 28.-The
schoolhouse question is uppermost
in the minds of most of our people
this week, and if we are discreet a
school builing for this district will
be ready for the next session. Only
reasonable concessions are needed
to bring our people together and to
keep them together.
Dr. C. T. Wyche has been off a
few days to Saisbury, N. C., on
proessional business.
The Arion male quartette will be
here on the evening of February 6.
All lovers of music should hear
Mr. Jno D. Boozer, who has
been in the C., N. & L. office here
with Mr. D. WV. Boland, is now in
charge of the office at Goldville,
T ansn county. We hope for Mr.
Boozer a big measure of success.
Mrs. Janie S. Reagin is now oc
cupying her new house on Elm
Miss Marie Lorick has returned
to her home at Irmo.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Kennedy have
returned to their home at Due West.
Miss Ethel Paysinger is here with
friends and relatives.
Mr. Tom Johnson, of Newberry,
has been here on a visit.
Mrs. Addie Hodges, of Spartan
burg, is spending some time with
the family of Mr. A. H. Hawkins.
Mrs. L. C. Merchant and chil
dren are in Newberry with relatives.
Mr. A. N. Crosson is in the Po
maria section on business.
Mrs. K. Baker is here 'with her
mother, Mrs. S. C. Barre, who has
been sick for quite a while.
Miss Janie Kinard, of Leesville,
is visiting friends and relatives
around the old home.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
The national house of represen
tatives has passed the army appro
priationg bill, carrying approxi
mately $75,ooo,ooo
The U. S. senate has passed a
bill providing for the appropriate
marking of the graves of Confeder
ate soldiers who died in northern
prisons during the civil war and
appropriating $2oo,ooo for this
Former President Cleveland,
when asked by the Associated Press
ccrrespondent for his opinion of
Wm. J. Bryan's statement that no
man who voted for the Palmer
Buckner ticket can be nominated by
the Democrats, smiled and said:
"I have not a word to say in the
matter. except that Bryan has got
the stage; let him go it. I guess
that's definite enough."
Whitaker Wright, who was once
one of the kings of finance and
courted by royalty, was found guil
ty in London Tuesday afternoon of
fraudulent practice in promoting
gigantic financial schemes and was
sentenced to seven years' penal ser
vitude. Almost immediately after
receiving his sentence Wright
dropped dead in the ante-room of
the court. Whether he took his
life by poisoning or whether death
in the "natural course robbed the
lawv of its fulfillment will not be
known until the post mortem.
Items Of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
Jim Dorn, a negro, was shot and
killed in his home at Trenton last
week by another negro, Charles
Bland. Dorn hac' requested Bland
to leave on account of remarks
made by him about Dorn's family.
The Anderson chamber of com
merce has outlined a plan to estab
lished an institution at Anderson
pat terned along the line of a county
high school, but more advanced and
thcrough, with two distinct course.r
-one literary, and the other sdac
tical and business. It is proposed
to raise $roo,ooo, $25,ooo for
equipment and the remainder for

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