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s A)UIs" APPELT. 1Iditor MANNING. %. C.. FEI;. 1. 1911 PUBLStIED EVERY WEDNESDAM sUSCRPiON MA E: six = & n .............I. .. 'oas months.......... . ----. --.-. - ADr.:zIMsMNG RATFS: One Nuar-. um -.-.. 3 ;each Aubequent I sertion. 50 cen.. Lituarim and TribtseC Respc% chaged for as regular adverdse~nu, Abera coo:raca made for thre .sin ad twelv ComannnI~ne muss ne accompanied by th r: .a:ne a nd addres of :he riter in order S rwave aneni1oU. 't Pnr me, sekeaan of a personas c Sarctt wil be publshed uxceSL as an advertisemt. Entered a" the Postomce at Mannig as SeI and cs matter. TE NEW CORN BM. Statistics taken from the re ports of the United States gov ernment show that the Socth cai justly claim the title of "the nev corn belt," and that more prog ress in the production of corn ha: been made in the South than i any other section of the country The federal figures for this yea show that the increase in produc tion for the Southern States it corn production was 160,000,0(0 busheLs. Commissioner Watson has mad< the followmg estimate: That in the new corn belt th4 average value per acre of th< crop, at prices prevailing De cember 1. 1910, is $14.98 agains $13.36 for the old belt. That, even including West Vir ginia, which should not be prop erly included, the 12 States of th new corn belt, not includins Texas, Arlansas or Oklahoma show an average net increase ii yield per acre this year over 1900 of 1.9 bushels per acre-practi caly two bushels in one year against a net average decreas for the old corn belt of 1.4 bush ele ner acre. 'rAt every State properly be longing to the new belt shows. substantial increase in yield o corn per acre in 1910 over 1909 West Virginia alone falling be hird. That only four out of the 1: States of the old belt show in creases in yield per acre, all tho others showing decreases run ning in one instance to as higi as 17 bushels. That ir. 1900 the old belt show ed an average yield per acre o 30.1 bushels per acre. while it 1910 the average yield is onli 30.4 or practically no increase ii average yield per acre. That the old belt is just threi bushels above the average yiek per acre on corn in the wholb United Su-tes. while the new bel lacks now only 5.2 bushels of be ing up to average, notwithstand inag her large body of ignoran farmers. That the new belt has jumnpec from an average yield per acre o: 16 bushels in 1900 to 22.2 in 1910 while the old belt has added bul .3 of a bushel in the same period. That the area in squa re miles covered by the old belt is mon~ than a quarter of amillion greatei than that covered by the nei belt. Tha' be old corn belt produced int bushels thrse times as muel corn as the new corn belt. on ovet twice the acreage devoted tocorn. yet the new belt gets in cash fot its crop of corn. more than one half as much as the old belt,Using~ prices prevailing Dec. 1, 1910. That the average price pel bushel in the new belt on Decem ber 1. 1910, was 67.5 cents agains1 an average in the old belt of 4-1 cents and 48.8 for the entire Uni. ted States. That corn is not the staple and whole reliance crop of the new~ belt, these 12 States raising aside from all other crops many .mil lions worth of cotton, the comn modity that now represents hall of the agricultural exports of the country. That in the old belt, corn is the principal crop. That in tlie new belt the ad vance in whleat growing and pro duction are even more rapid that in the case of corn. These are some of the reasons that will be advanced by the South Carolina delegation as tc~ why the next National Corn Show should be brought to Columbia and to the South for the tirst time. A press dispatch gives an ac count of a homicide that took plate in Horry county last Satur day night.' It is stated that twc twin brothers named Will and Lee Nance, while under the in fluence of liquor, got into a row with a negro boy, became enrag ed when the boy was spirited away from them, and then went to the home of a widow where a party was being held. When they entered the house in a bois terous manner, cxrrsing in the~ presence of the ladies. a son-in law of the widow, one Dempsey Potter, remonstrated with them. Thereupon Will Nauce became more pronounced in his offensive language and advanced on Potter with an open knife, when Potter fired upon him and killed him al most instantly. The report goes on to say that "the dead man and his slayer are both married and stood well in the community.' It is a matter of conjecture as to whatextent the Nance boys would have gone if they had not stood well in the community. Possibly they would have blown the lights out and gone to shooting among the ladies first thing. All the other guests should feel grateful that they did not have any real toghs t enak in amongst them. of the county in whiCh the ac.ion is brought. Here is another bill reported by my committee favorably which will' meet with the approval of the public gen era!ly, and if enforced should make a ditTerence in :ho freight rates. A ll1. To I'lhibit Diecrimination by Common Carriers in Freight and Express lates in This State. Ue it enacted by the General Asser bly of the State of South Carolina: SECTIoN 1. That on and after the passage of this Act it shall be unlawful for any railroad company. sreamboat or express compan%. or other -onmmon carrier of freight or express in thi-s0 Statt., to jiut into operation or mraintain any rate for the transoortation of freight or express higher than i! char~ged in adjacentor adjoining States for the transportation of similar and like articles under like conditions. SEc. 2. Any railroad. steamboator ex pie s company. or other common car rier. doing business in this State. shall be liable to a penalty of not less than afty dollars and not more than two hundred dollars for each and evgry violation of Section 1. of this Act. which shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction of this State, which penalty shall accrue to the State of South Carolina. SW-. 3. It shall be the duty of the Rairoad Commission of this State to see that the provisions of Section1 aod Section 2 of this Act be enforced. Uoon complaint to the Railroad Commission of any consignee. shipper. or other party interested, that Section 1. of :his Act is being violated. the said Rail road Commis.-ion shall investigate the same. and. if -ne.% tino such discrimi nation to exist, they shall cause to be instituted le::al proceedings in any, court of competent jurisdiction in this State for the recov-ry of the penalty! provided in Section 2. of this Act.. _ar'S APPELT. Chairman of Con. Gov-rnor Blease is after manyf re forms and has sent to the generai as sembiv a number of messges. some of which. to use a conimmon expression, are '-hot. numbers." He not only used the hatchet upon the many Notaries Public but he has gone after the '-winding-up commission" with a vim: his message demanding that the investigators be investigated has caused a senzation. Po-rsonaliy I cannot believe the com-, mission has been corrupt. but I do not think the Governor would cast a sus- i picion upon these men without having information which nade him feel it a dutyto have an inquiry as to their acts and doings looked in:". There is no doubt that the lawyers employed made. stacks of money out of the investigation. and the investigation, if gone into as t:,- Govertor directs.will ex pose wrong utliuir if :here was ar., and if there was none, it will forever wipe away the cloud of suspicion which the message of His Excellency may have cast upon them. There sh u;d be a thorough ex amination n:ad,-. er- :! it takes all of! the summer. I personady know one of the members of the commission, Mr. I John McSween, of Timmonsville. have known him ever since he came to the State from Scotland, and I would have to have presented to me the most con vincing proof before I could believe he would knowingly :end himself to any thing which was diho:orable. I know the man as possessing a character above reproach, but should it turn out in the investigation that the commission did things they had no right to do, I would still b-:lieve, so f.ar as John McSween is concerned, that he had no guilty knowl edge but acted upon the advice and in structions of the attorney for the com mission. But mv estimate of .Ir. .\c-! Sween's character has nothing to do with the ma'tter now. The Governor has called for an inves'igation, and in so doing he has created a suspicion, against the commission as a whole. bence it becomes the duty of the gen eral assembly to have an investigation thoroughly made. The last message of th-..Governor was a "hot shot'' after those members of the general a-tsembly who are also trus teesj of the State colleges, and sonie whoar not trustees but, hold two otlices in vio lation of the constitution. I do not : think as some do that the Governor is after any particular person, he, in -ny opinion, would have the consututn respectedl by the high as well as the low, and in this lie is eminentliy correct. Senator Tillman is a trustee of hoa Winthrop and Clemson. and if it. i-. d cided that he has no legral right to till these positions, it will remove from these boards one of the most valuable advisors they have. I do not- believt Sentor Tillman or Senator A\lan Join-' stone, both of whom are life trustees o Clemson, are violating the constitution by holding to the senatorship and thle trusteeship at the same time, for the. reason, these gentlemen were made life trustees of Clemson by the Clemson will before the constitutionai inhibi tion of 190:5. If it wa- lawsui for them to hold this trusteeship then, it is nowv.; but there are others on the boardms who are clearly violating the provisions of: the constitution. and the Governor pm poses t> make them elect which pooi tion tney will keep. Tney must droga one of them. Governor Blease has cut the oflleiual head off of Thos. E Miller president of the State negro college, and the recasn :iven out is that M iler was "pernmc iouiv active in politics." If this i true,'he was right to put a stop to th+ heads of our educational institution dabbling in partisan pohties. this is view I have always entertained, as wol be remembered by- THE T!MES reader-. when I directed att,,tion to the had: of the University of South Carolina making political speeches around thme country in the interest of prohibition: my position was then. and it is so now.' that the head of a Stat.-educationa:. institution injures hi5 indunence and; thereby hurts the institution whtn he lends himself to partisan politics, and the governor is right when he ive thee articials to know t hee must look out for ::he int-rv-sts entrusted to them I will venture the opinion that as lon as m~ease- tills th:e executive chair the heads of the State colleges will ke--' off the political grass, and if they d~o not they will meet the fate of Miller Personallv I regret that Miller is the lirst to feel the governor's displeasure he has made a most successrul colicg president, and has done- a wonder-fu work, his political activity could not have amounted to a great deal as he i. a Republican and has no voice in our primaries and because of their high position they have an inumence. which if used, is calculated to d>.vide the. ;'eo-. pie, and cause estrangemnents and damage~ to the institutions they admuin ister. There will be no mo.re of it i feel sure Mr Mitchum tinally -.ucceede-d: having his bill relating to the limitin of the income for Clemson college co sidered, and as I expected. and hae already in previous letters said i:, would. it met its doom. Mr. Mitchum madea speech defending his bill, and I am tod that he informed thn mnembers of tn conditions existing :n the comnnu schools. but they hav e the common schols with them also, and ditTere~d with the gentleman from Clar-endon. therefore they made .,baort and swift execution of Mr. Mitchumi's pet. and it now lies snugly burie-d in the h-gisia:ive. grae yard along witha simmilar measures which have from time :.o time gone De-: fore. Mr. Mitchum's bill was niot alto gether without merit: there~ were fea tures of it in my opinion that were good, . while the idea has ofteni been presented before. nevertheless it does not detracti from the merit-.* The bill relating to relie ving th.- aud-' itor -romt taking tax returns is no0w a i third reading bill in the House. buat at. the suggestion of the auditor I got the House delegation to amend the bill so that th~e asses,.ors would not be required o make up an abstract as the original. bill required. T- ~- i-. before the Senate, with a fa...- 4..--r, h -ru n Ticse BilL!. Such feats as rising from the land, sailing over a city and lighting on the deck of a ship. and rising from a ship and sai ing back to land, and again ris ing from the surface of the water and sling away. go far to prove that airships will soon supercede naval vessels costing millions of dollars each. Hon. Robert E. Copes of Orangeburg, the newly elected Judge of the 1st.. circuit, is 0 highly endorsed as to character, learning and ability, though it is stated that he has never prac ticed in the circuit court. Judge Copes will be the youngest man ion the South Carolina bench, being 35 years old. With a practical illustration of the success of tie system right there in Columbia, wihy can't some brainy legislator in troduce a measure providing for putting the whole State of South Carolina under a commission form of governmeat? If such a system eliminates extravagance and jobbery in cities whiy not give it a tial in the State gov ernment? Governor Blease is entitled to fair treatment and to be judged by what he does, not by what some one assumes that he is ) capable of doing. Whoever faked that yarn about the gov Iernor's writing to Jim Tillman and telling him to get well and come back to be xith him in redeeming South Carolina should humbly confess his de liberate sin and hang his dimin ished head in shame. John W. Dodsworth, editor of the New York Journal of Com merce, as a witness before the House committee investigating 'ship subsidy charges, said be rexarded all ship subsidy as graft, but cunceded that there Pre men who honestly support that zause. Mr. Dodsworth, if called upon for an opinion, would no doubt pronounce the pro tective tariff, pensions and all , similar scenemes as nothing but graft. It is extiemely doubtful if any intelligent man honestly supports any of these robbery schemes. Col. James H. Rice. Sr., of Ninety SiU. one of the best ci-.i Izens of South Carolina, died last Monday morning in the 73rd year of his age. Ever a patri otic, public spirited citizen, marked with distinguished cour tesy in all relations of life, he made his greatest impress through his wcrk for the com mon schools,- while State Sup erintendent of Education. to which office he was elected in 1886. He was the father of James Heury Rice, Jr., the pres ent chief game warden in this State.___ 'CAPITOL. CORRESPONDENCE. The heavy work of the session has now set in good and proper, and wili so continue until adjournment, with the possible interruption which w ilt be caus ed by the election of the fifth assocate jstce next week. This~ race h'as as smied r. situation which is bamfing the I members, who as a rule, can tell in ad h-ance who the successful candidate will *Ibe,'but, today all are up in the air. To my mind. however, Judge M.:em'ger appears to hare the inside track. with . udge Watts close by; then there is Hoo. T. B. Fraser, who has been sev era! times defeated for a place on the judiciary. He has many friends who are doing all in their poxer ta land their favorite. All of the candidates are goed. strong men, and each have a following which must be reckoned with, hence it is any body's race un to now, and alt are on the anxious bench. The Clarendon delegation is divided. I am oing to vote for Judge Memminger, Messrs Rleaves andi Richardson for Fraser, and \Mitchum for Mr. Gruber of Coleon. Mr. Gruber is my second There will be but few treneral laws enacted at thia sessi. 'The general Ifeelinig is to have as little general legis laion as pos~ible, and the cel interests which will be effected mnaterially will be the railroads. The Senate railroad committee has ciren favorable reports to several bills, among them being what is known as --the tive mile brake" bill. This measure has been demanded hy what is known as the merchants associ* *toad represented by a Mr. E. Campbell. The railroads are opposed to it, and claim that it will be very~ damaging to them, It was the original ~itenion of the committee to refer all matters rel:tingr to transportation rates to the railroad commzissioc., and with that end in view, invited the commis Ision to appear before the committee. The chairman came but hi, argument Idid not afiord any enlightenment, but rather tended to confuse, therefore the comittee decided to send it in to the Senate witn a favorable report. The following is the text of the bill IA BILL. To Prescribe a Mileage Base for Mak ,ing Freight Rates, and to Fix Pen alty, Etc. IBe it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Socth Caro lina: the passage of this Act all rail.road companies. commnoo carriers, doing business in this State. for all shipments land between all points", shall bc re ured to provide rates at each and every fire miles for distances under 1001 miles, and at each and every ten miles for distances over 100 miles, and to apply the rate at the nearest mileage for distances intermediate to these bases 2. sic. For the first five miles the rate shall be 25 ner cent of the rate for 10 miles, and for each five miles thereafter between 10 and 20. and -.M and 30, and 30 and 40 and40and 0. mind 50and 60.1 ~and60 and 20-and :0 and 80, and 801 land 90. and 90 and 10)0 miles. therel shall be provided rates which shati be? an eualdiviionof the difference in therats fxedfor these dlistances. For example: If the rate is 20) cents at 20 miles and 30 cents at 30 miles, a rate of -. cents would apply at 25'~ miles. ~sc. The south Carolina RIail road Commission shall be charged with the adjusmen. and enforcemnt~ of the proiion of this Act, and any railroad company found publishinc, assessing or collectng charges in violation hereof. shall be liable to a penalty of one hun ired dollars in each and every case. to be recovered by any person so aggriev ed, in an action in any cou:-t of compe Itent jurisdiction; one-half of which? penalty shall be retained by the party suing therfor, and the other half piaid I am. in th. lan ung oi the iennemn fron Anderson. Mr. .lo.h Ailey. ' azin it" and will fight it with what power I may possess. for I regard it b"t another scheme to bedevil people to make them pay out meney to upport game wardens. and to deprive- 'ho ordi nary citizeu fron e'njcVing life-long privileges. I am opposedi to1 all of such legislation and when the measure is reached oa the calendar I shall give, the .Rnate my view, without mincin words. regardless of the fact the Audlu hon societv seems to have the ear of the majority. The amount of the license is small it. is true. and anybody can pay it. for the privilege of huntin::. but the principle is wrong!. and totally repug. nant. to my idea.s of freedom While the license- fee is smail in this bil. hear in mind this is but the beginuig. an opening wedge as it were: if the society made up largely of foreign pleasure hunters succeed in this, then the State will be committed to the policy. and year by year the fee will be increased and the'law made more drastic. until the ordinary citiz.,n will not be per mitted to hunt unless in the employ of the magnates who will have a monopoly of the hunting privilege. which is prac .ically the case at. Georgetown now. because the rich have the preserves. and the people of Gergetown rarely ever get any g.ime in a section where game is plentiful. In order that my readers may be ap prised of the nature of this measure I give them its full text.. A BILL To Prohibit the Huntinig of Wild Birds and Animais With a Gun, Without a License so to Do. to Provide for the Issuing of Licenses, to Punish Person.' Violating the Provisions of This Act, and to Define the Duties of the Offic ers Hereic Authorized to Issue the, Same. Be it enacted by the General Assemblv of the State of South Caralina: SErION 1. It shall be unlawful for anv terson to hunt wild bird, and ani mil witi. a uun. in this State, without G!.t obtaining a license permitting him to do so. Auy person or persons violat ing the forecoing provisions of this Act,. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and. (n conviction. shall be tined not less than ten and not more than twenty-five dollars. or be imprisoned not less than fifteen and not more than thirty days for each offense. SEC. 2. The Clerks of the Courts of Common Pleas, the game wardens, and duly appointed agents of the chief game warden of the State, shall issue licenses for hunting in the manner and under the conditions hereinafter stated. All fines and licenses collected under this Act shall be remitted monthly to the State Treasurer aad placed to the credit, of the game protection fund. and shall cot be paid out except for the enforce ment of the game and fish laws of the State on the order of the chief irame warden, who shall keep an itemized ac count of the expenditures so made by him. taking proper vouchers for the same. The ehief game warden shall prepare the form of the license to be issued and shall procure the printing of the same; and a record of the license-; issued hereunder shall be kept in the office of the chief game warden. All suen licenses shall be numberen con secutivelv as issued. Blank forms for issuing licenses shall be furnished by the chief gace warden to the clerks of the 'ourts of Common Plens of the sev er-al counties of this State atd others h--rt in authorize-d to issue licenses. who shall -.sue them upon tue terms and conditions herein required: not more than one license shall be issued to the same person in any one calendar year. and shall be good for one year from the date of its issue: no assignment or trans fer of any license shall be valid. SEC. 3. Any resident, non-resident or alien pe-son may procure a license for unting as provided for in this Act by iling his atidavit with the chief game warden or other person herein author zed to iss-.e licenses, in which he shall give his name. age. piace of residence, post otlice address, and by paying to the artcer to whom he makes application. ..e sum of one, dollar if a resident of th is State. the sum of ten dollars if a non resident, and the sum of twenty-tive dollars :t ani alien person. TIhe term nnresuent, a, used in thcis Act, means auv citizen of the 1:nited States who is not, a citizenl of this State. and the termn tl:eii person me-ans a citizen oif a con tyv other than the United States. SEC. 4. That saidt clerks oh Court, game wardens and duly appointed agents of the chief game warden shall issue licenses to all persons complying with the reqjuirem'ents of this Act. Tena per cent. of the money received for each icense issued may be retained by the :>ttcer issuing the same, as c->mpensa tion for his services. and the balance shan~ be remnitted to t he State Treasurer n the tirst day of each month, and the number ot htee-ses and the amount ocf ney remitted to the State Treaurer bv others than the chief i.ame: warden. sil be mepormted to him by them ion the hrtday of encn month. Sa'. '>. hI.ach bolder of a license shall, xhibit his decense on demandu oft a:jy .uly qualified game warden, and a tasil re or refusal to do so. shall subject the o.ender to ne proceeaed against and >uished as jprovide~d for in Section 1 of; his Act for the olfense of hunting with >ut licens--. SEC. 6.. Any pe rsou who holds a lie nse under tne provisions of this Act eing convicted of violation of the binil. ame or tish laws of this State.,ahl for-! eit his license and the same sbal! be ancelhed by the chic! game warded, ad no otber license shall be issued 'o uch person for the space of twelve oths -fter such conviction and can Sa'. 7. The chief game wardlen shall nake an annual report to the General ssembly of his actings and doina~s and f the money received andl expended mider the provisions of this Act SEC. S. This Act shall take etTeet im ~nediately upon its approval by the 3,overnor. A% I have previously mentioned I ave had a etnference with the Ikrke LI and Wiliiamsburg delegations andl mave agreed upon a bill which. while til altogether not of my liking, is 'be es: I could make out of a bad situation. hel Senator fm-iom Bkaufort with other ire determined to prevent the paissage i any b-gishation which has a tendenicy o br:-t-k the iniformity of the gov'ern g fi-h laws, and I am equally determ nedl to ge-t a fish law for- this section uited to otir conditions. an-i which will eep obnoxious gait:- wardens fmrm ne-diing wirth cur' peop):e. This mort g my bill w.ss reaiched but its consid-: -ra' ion was objected to because of the ben..e of the Senator from 13eaufor-:. endeavored to have it pased to a him-i reading anyhow. but the .enate: aid no: however. I did manage to get n the amendmn-nts so that lierkele'y .d William-.burg coculd get the advant .Ie of my bill, and on .\onday ni::ht or~ Lueday the test will be made whether; ,he Senate w"ill ignore (cur people, andi ompy with the wishes of tile A udubon .eiety. A c.ureful readin:: of this bi0 il! -aowv thait I provide for protect ion f h-. fish of~ our streams: at. the same ie I am re-pectng the ! ibertie's of he masses. Sic far as the Audubem oiety i s cotnce-runed, I have no constd ,rato~n for it because ! look upon it u un :nterioper. an invader' forced uNen un- peoplde by wealth, and I resent their loim of protection for the gnod of th~e utry. b--cui- it i. hypocrisy pure nd .impcle; let one propose to prohibit e li.'h u' for a period of years and ese sef-apuointed monitors of the ses witl -aisue a howl. the same is u of! ,hoctin:g: theref'ore. I say te re not try ing to p~roteet. but rather r ing, with the auic of hirelings, to de erive the poor of privilegesu. and as long ,s 1 can raise my voice in protest I shah! La so against this and any other form of iberty taking for the purpose of provid g places for spies and strife makers. ;.s s th te of th.e bim aeed uan by the Senators fronm Her Jly, Wik liam;bur and my:self. .k BILL For the Protection of Game FiSh a lBerkeiev. Clarendon and Willian burg %'ounties ;%nd for I h- p : f ('ertain Lnaw- 1 elating. Theretol. 'le it enacted by the General .wemii of the State ,f South Carolina: SECTIoN 1. That in the counties of UlerkelevClarendon Anid William.ahurg. for the purpose of eassitieation. the fo lowing tish shall be known asu game tih, viz : Jackfish or nickerel. pyire. black bass or pond trout. stripped bass or rck tish. warmout.:. redlbelly. roinz. hr.ai':. copperface or hall-bream.banled bream. yellow-belly perch. -u:: parefi. red tin trout or vellow perh. ai-b IaV spcklMed trout. Ilyer. rppurk ham. gocale-eye and white Perch. SE:c. 2. That herea:ter .:ari:n-g the months of April. May. .humt, .ad July no person or pergma shal! a.,t, draw. fasten or otherwise makc -i of any seine or drift net. fyke net c any other descriptlon. or use any other appliances for the catching of gane tisla. exa'ept hook and line ana ordinary hait. or by spoon. or by artiicial fly, or by phao:m minnow. or by artificial hait. Far the violation of this section the party so violating shall be :ined twenty (420.00' dollarsor be impr;,aned h:ry da0i days. for each offenwe: Providec. That t. this section shall not app!y to ua:h person or persons as are catchin:: -.ane ish with a net or other appliances for the purtxote of stockihag a I,.:tud or other stream, and not for commercial pur poses: Provided. also. That any or all persons engaged in c hi::i game tish for the purpose of stoekint a pond _or stream must. notify the nearest maL - I trate of his or their purpose to so catch: the fish. SEC. 3. It shall be uniawful to poison the streams or waters in the county i any mtanner whatever for the tlr; of taking fis). The muddyin" ofstreaus or ponds, or the introduction of :rny substanc. which results in makin-r the fish sick, so that they may be caught is hereby declared to be poisoning in the sense of this Act. For violatiun: this section. the person so violating shal" he fined five hundred (R:OO) dollars. or be imprisoned six (U) umonthis. SEC. 4. No navigaeI streamn in the counties of Berkeley. Clarendon and Williamsburg shall bse 6btrua-t-d by dam or otberw~ie unless- thera e ro-: vided :a ishway in same. For the viola tion of this section the person or cor poration so violating shall be ined not less than twenty-five (*2.> dollars for each day tha: such obstruction shall exist without said fishway in same after having been notitied in writing by any person that such obstruction exists. SEc. ). Any nonmigratory fish,except ganhe 1ih, may be caugtht at any time or in any manner not prohibited by this Act. Migratory tish may be caught in accordance -vith such laws as now exist or way hereafter be enacted. SEC. 6. That for the violation of any prvisions of this Act, not otherwise provided for, shall, upon conviction. Le fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars. or be i:npris orted for not less than ten das nor inure than thirty days. and for the violation of any provision of Section 4. upon con viction, be fined not less than one dollar nor more than twenty-tive dollars. or be imprisoned for not less than one day nor more than thirty days. SEC. 7. Such parfSections 524.52~>. 532 and 535. of Volume 2. of the Code and such other Acts or parts of Acts as conflict with the several provisions of %his Act, are hereby repealed. SEc. S. It shall be unlawful to throw. place or put dynamite or any explosive in any lake. stream or inland water in Berkeley, Clarendon and Williamsburz counties, for the purpose of taking tish For the violation of this section the per son so violating shall be fined !!ve hun dred (-%00) dollars or be imprisoned one ear. SEC. 9. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed. SEC. 10. That all fines collected for tha: violation of any of the scetions of this Act shall be turned in thme County Treasury to be disbursed the same as any ordinary county find.f SEC. 11. That this Act shall take ef fee: immediately on its passagea anmd apa provai by the Governor. I received from the clerk of the bo-ad of county commissioners a statemewn. of the county's finances, but it is, I :am sorry to say, not full enough toa give tus much inforruation. howevaet it, camne too late for me to go over it with the Hous members, so I shall take it, up with th-m .\onday. at which time wre will also consider tnle recoinmendations for :cwnshaip assessors and t wo cony coma~ m issioners. I have been asced by what authority the present board of county com mi~sdn ers paid out mxonry from: the treatsury' for the hire of detectives in the liquor case-s. I think this quea-tion shouht be put not to us buzt to toae.r. lby the :ra:'!d jury. I know of no law which giw,' the commissioners the right to hmaw.;e thte public money for such a putrpoKe, an did not know this was dione until I look edl over the report of t he cominris one-r and saw where they did pay out mouco for such a paurpose. I was always undetr! thec imnpresionl the monerv for the - l tetictves was raiseda by prive suh-ezip-j tin,. and that not: a cent of l' ctne ot i of the county funis. Trh-I ge-ntlemn assuming to aeet that the liquor laws ae eforced did so of their own roitionm, unauhorized by any specia! :atrity or provision ieing made t. arate upon the treasury for funds, and it thry- wer reimbursed out of the treasury,. naj hi fronm the renoirt seems to' hea . he cas., i seevms to ntie thme eomnt.issioners w.-at beyond their right. How.-er, I pre sumec the comissioners re-aebead thei conclusion :.hat inazsmuchm as thra'r:grh this hand of law u;:' 'aders (::quenr i.ix thre .vas money put io) the- Ire:tsury th was proper to reimburse thee :jp duted~a law defenders fa'r their out lay whether there was any auithoi t:-i la,v not. iThe h. za tigers V~airhne th law, and I reckon the- c,,ms.;:i: hiuk it alright to violate the law toa atch them. If. howerer. the enuatnty ' h pay for detee:.ives then I do thmia.: h commissiorners shoauld ask for andte the ant hori:y, and n at pay ou:, mo~naey at the request of individuals wh h~a ave been posing as volunte-er guardiair., af the law, crea:.ing the imnpression iih. were uinsellish in this work, and at th--mr wn expense. when in fact. from the lat report of the commi--aioners. the cotn:y is doing the paying. Mfy unders:a::a:n af tihe law is thai the commissioners are tot authorized to pay out manr-y for any purose which is no' t seciatly authar zedl by law, and when) they do they lay hemselves li-able to indiictment. The ans arisingr from conviet iams fa:- th .i vai~ats of the liquo arh .. ca:not a hverted: tot gratify the caprice o in:- - idals, and they shiould not be paid to any ,ource un les the aeme iis parovided~a r:the law.". Thze "Apelt fish b:i!! p'tsad then 'ate today after a lhardl :igh:.. tand esito the Hoajuse. The bil! ::pali.-s :o [la ie :5 !!r eiv ( 'hvst.-r~ild I ar -udnn.aa Coeton. Kershaw an:t.'. \\'.I ia::;burtg. .\ I' 'ET.. How's This: anay a a.-- af C.trh th a a:aot h a - - C'atarrh Cur. we'.. the unde.arsi;.::-d. Iave. kn w: F .J a':.a or thea last 1.5 yeaar'. a::,' biee hncrrv uf inaU .usie.s :rar.sa'::- r.' ;anm :n.~ -ta:y ab:e no carryt ou: any ob.::at.:.'. rnade . hea r iftrm. L'.-v & TnteAx. whled dru;:- b.h WI.l.:Na.. Kl.Ns as & M an'.is. who....'.. - i'. oldth. a a. retvy upoan thme klood and rua'co'a -ur:aces a t.iar' Faanila' I'U! ate Uhe tae.t ELEYM101ET-TAR "Sure Cur "I would like to g st:ffering women to a L cure for female troub writes Mrs. R. E. Mei of Frozen Camp, W "I have found no 1 icine equal to Cardt had suffered for z four years. Would headache for a week time, until I would nearly crazy. I took dui and now I never the headache any m E 53 'Tke The Woman's I The pains from v many women suffer c month are unnecessai It's not safe to tru strong drugs, right a time of the pains. Better to take C for a while, before after, to strengthen system and cure the c This is the send the scientific, the right Try it Fork Dots. Editor The Manninsg TImes. T'-e Trinity Literary Scie regular meeting last Friday I Mrs. J. W. Huzgins has I ,lck. Her many friends speedy recovery. Mr. R. D. White has ret ur: business trip to Charleston. The firm of Thompson Z Trinity have shut down unti! ing fall. Billie is driving a stepper i The Agriculae are beizinui tha mellow earth. ':can~ .1 Thirty Years Tcgetke: Thirty years of association it. How the merit of a rood th out in that time -or the wo: of a bad one. So there's no ; in tnis evidence of Thos. Ariss Mich . who writes: "I hav( King'%s New Discovery for 30 it's the best, cough and cold c used ' Once it finds entrance you c.n't pry it Out. Many fan used it forty years. t's the i lible throat and ;un- medicina Unequalled for Iagrippe. ast fryer. croup.quiusy -r sore !ut 5.0e $1.00. Trial bottle free. L.eIby all druggisti. LOANS NEGOTL On First-Class Real Mortgages. Purdy & O'Br ATTORNEYS AT L. Man ni: J 1I. LESESNE, ATTORNEY AT LA .\ANNING. S. C. R.~ .1. A COLE. DE.NTIST. Upstairs over Bank of M\ar MA NNING. S. ('. PhoneI No. IiENTIST. .\1.NNING. S. C ;.C. DAVIs. J. A. WE:I U~vs& WEINB3ERC ATTORNEYS AT LA' .\MA NNING, S. C. Prompt attention y:en ta << t.. re ty . . - . tv .\t::-ne~ v:ind Counselors a ~.IANNING. S. C. C ilARILTON DcRANT ATToRNEY AT LAl MANNING. S. C. W K EL C ILENGINE~Fl AND LANDI SUR Sumter, 5. C. Ex- h~r misonr ntrn QrAPER &. WRIH. AT ORNET$ -:A$uIsI.Tux. I'. C. BATARRH CURED AT Trial Treatment of Dr. Blosser's Remedy Free to Sufferers 1: 101 hav--catarr of - th nv' W.. O \V-born of the \':r CASTRIIV *Tor IfnsadCid Fo (Iftand Ch af ildS Bers the KRASNOfF' S uide sure les,' rer, Corner Store L.IE bout have at a RESOLVE D Car- ITHAT WEELAL SHOES You CA N JL!P PJG HT INTo. 6TRONGDURABLE AND FANDSOME AT A FAIR, onic NN very st to t the 1rdui - ana the 2use. ;ible, way. 'TIT" 15 THE FIRST THING YOU WANT IN : ht. Oen A PAIR Of SHoES. WE CARRY A LARGE STOCK r. ht-r a .d from aoF SHoES. THAT IS WHY WE CAN FIT YOU. White "LooK" IS THE NEXT THING YOU WANT IN A :he comn PAIR OF SHOES. WE CERRY SHoES THAT LooK low. * to ur0WELL. "WEAR'" IS THE NEXT THING YOU WANT. IF WE SELL YOU A PAIk of SHOES AND THEY DON'T WEAR, BRING THEM BACK To US AND WE -think of ingstacds WILL :'MAKE THEM GoOD." WE WANT YOUR thlessness? iJesork1SHOE BUSINESS. WE WILL GIVE YOU GOOD SHOES Concord. yeci FOR YOUR MONEY. WE ARE EXCLUSIVE AGENTS i evrTHE FOLLOWING LINES OF SHOES: .i Iies have nt aa Selz & FRIEDMAN SHELBEY. Best Shoes for Men. 0on earth. RICE & HUTCHINS. ane others. Best Shoes for Women. 4M se. hay Price $4. Men's Shoes, Patent or Gun Metal................$1. 98 (,uaran _____ $3.len's Shoes, Patent or Gan, M tl..$.9 IDTflE $3. Ladle's Shoes, All Leathers and Styles..... 1. 90 Estate V !kf11-C KRASNOFF'S 'CORNER - STORE. Iletions. t t NeY \N. LrAW, EYR Rigby Dry Goods Co. -r LAuW, .\lin (Ai! HOME Catarrh ~h.A. Rad .