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The House Bill to Prohibit the
Formation of Trusts and Mono
The bill introduced by Mr. V. J.
Johnson to prohibit the formation of
trusts and monopolies in this State,
and which is a copy of the Ilogg law
in Texas, came up for discussion in
the House, and a motion was made to
strike out the enacting words, which
was afterwards withdrawn. In order
to reach a test vote, the motion to
strike out the enacting words was re
nowed and the previous question was
called, which forced a vote to be taken.
ihe House refused to strike out the
enacting words by a vote of 84 to 34,
and the bill was left for further con
sideration. The discussion was re
portcd as follows
Mr. Johnson, who Was the first to
speak upon the bill, said that it, had t
been shown by the special report of a
the attorney general that the present C
anti trust laws are practicalhy inIeffect- g
ive and wholly inadequate to reniedy v
the evils of trusts growing out of the 8
constant combination and aialgAia- n
tion of rival interests for the sole pur
pose of stifling competition. This re- "
port has been made by the attorney t
general after a most thorough and ex- a
haustive examination and investiga- S
tion in pursuance of the joint resoli- n
tions directing thbe same. Th bill, al- n
though voluminous, has 1-cen prepared P
with the aid and advice of the attor- tI
ney general, who by reason of his con- 9
nection with the matter is thoroughly tL
familiar and conversant with the evils c
and must necessarily be regarded as an th
authority for a remedy.
The bill has been prepared with
great care, study and consideration,
and every precaution has been taken
against coming in conflict with the
State or Federal constitution, and it
simply provides against the format ion
of trusts and combines to defeat and t[
prevent legitimate competition.
No claim can be made that this bilt v
will drive capital from the State for L(
almost every State iii the Union now pl
has anti-trust laws, and many of lhen a
very drastic and sweeping in their pro- m
visioii. It is very nocessary that we -q
should have effective anti-trust legis- e
latlon and restrict the heartless corpo- il
rations when they attempt to extort ci
money unjustly from tIhe great masses al
of the people. Corporations have inaiy c.
privileges that individuals (1o not have 11
and this bill is only intended for the rt
protection of the people against unjust
extortion. Now if those who are op- 10
posed to the passage of this bill are ti:
sincere and just, and only want legiti- y
mate profits why are they unwiling to il]
launch out into the business and Com-l
mercial wold upon their merits, and ,
compete with other like concerns for ti
their just share of business? Merit T
most invariably wins its just reward, n
but these constant combines of rival il
conceins are labelled from head to foot a
with suspicion aud daiger, and the
whole object is to practice unjusi. ex- tI
The formation of trusts during the hi
last few years have reached such a tl
magnitude as to arouse an intereat to
the dlanger of trusts throughout the ni
whole civilized world. lUnge corpora- ni
tion after corp~oration have consohrdat- a
ed and then all the power andl influence ti
of amlalgamnated wealth is utilized to 0
weave a conmpletc net work aroundl t
every similar producing plant with the Ii
evideint, purpose of either absorhing a
the rival concerni or dIrivinig them from in
the commercial field. The trusts have p
increased and flourished under the '1
fostecring Care of the Republican ad- 1
miinistration until nearly all the ave- c
nes of indlustry are being fed anid
clothedl by thre trusts. t:
The truists of this nation alone have I1
a capitaliz/ation that applroachies thne cii- ,
tiire volumre of metallic money in the
whole wvorld ; they have n combliinedv
capifal which almost if not (uite equals e
all of the gold and silver used by the
people of the entire world, and thus m
armedl with such a plowerful conicenitra-i
rin of wealth and~ capital they nimko (
war up)on similar compjetong comncerins
andJ soon, sweep them f rom the comnmer- I
cial field by absorption or di ving them I
into bankruptcy. Andl then wvith no I
competition to meet or iaw to restrict.a
It, is thenr that the dangt.crouis feature
of extortion is unb1)1idle~d to prey uploir
t~he honest gotten gains of at helpless
If the numerous and constant com
bines are riot for the sole purpose of
extortion, why do they comim-ne? If
they wailt to increase their capI iaI onr
enlarge their lhants, no one could ob
ject, to thbat ; this country is qutite larg.e
enigh for all the increase or eiibirge
nment, they may desire, that is legiti
mate andl would increase thre ta x ble
proplerty of the State and( give employ
muent to others, but that is nrot the kind
of increase they want.
.They want to wamer their stork and
absorb andt gobble up all competing amtI
rival conerus that they may he free
and~ unitrailmmeled ini their dlishonrest, ex
tortion , uipon thet great, coinstiming put)
To show you the comlplete power and~
coiltrol of mionopolty and thre high hand
ed way in which it is wielded, I will re
fer you to thre great prints combine at
.Fall River, lie maniuf'acturing cntre
of America. They bounghit our fleecy
staple a few years ago at 8 cents before
they joinedl in the manuifacture of the
cotton in to clothes and then sold the
goods back to t~he Souithern jobbers at
3 cents per yard in 18985 alter going
into the trust,. Gotton decclinied to -I
v gencral to investivatc. The policy o
D the State was settled by the constitu
3 tion in 1895.
3 lie declared that there is nothing ill
3 the bill to keep foreign capital out, of
I the State. If capital dosen't want to
aquiesc in the laws of a State, it
should kee) out of the State. The
farmers who have had tile price of
their cotton seed reduced arbitrarily
know whether or not trusts are vood
things for the people. Ile didn't
thik the Federal Coigress could reach
the trusts as effectively as the States
can. These trusts have never created
have never built, a plant in the State
and cannot be contributing to the
Mr. Ashley wanted to know if the
bill would not keep the farmers from
orgamizing to control the price of cot.
Mr. Delruli explained that the
farmers will be able to hold their cot
Air. It. IB. A. liobinson <o'posed the
bill. We had bhlid out the olive bran ch
to the people of the North and now
since they have come here if we go to
oppressing them it will be violating a
trust-and he would sooner steal. The
bill hatched up heie lately i s stained
with persecution. not prosecution.
Col. Robinsoni told a j >ke. A hald
leaded boy got kickbc( y 6 a imulte.
When ie recovered his consciousness
lie asked his daddy, "6 Will it leave a
scai?" The old llan replied, 41 Yes,
you will never look plrettV againl, but
you will have a 'urned sight, more
Bense.'' Ie said the Legislature was
Iixing to learn a hard lesson.
Mr. Wiingo opposed the trusts and
favored the bill. The Virgiinia-Caro
lina Chemical company is buying il)
plants in the State. How? By run
nitg down the price of products, by
forcing the little companies to the wall
and thus buying them ill. The far
mers will see the price of guano go up
wlenl the Virginia-Carolina Chemical
company gets control of the fertitizer
manufacturing world.
Mr. Webb opposed the bill for the
reason that it prevents labor from b'eintw
organized. The bill is too sweepin"
it would prevent carpenters or other
workmen from orgamizing to control
the price of their I tbor. tie would
vote for the bill if it could be so
IImeinled that the labor organizitions
could not be interlered with.
Mr. Croft then spoke ill favor of the
bill. In answer to Mr. Thomas lie said
that competition is the life of trade.
The Boston tea party incident showed
what the people thought, of arbitrary
methods of assessing commllolit ies. Ile
then gavec a running account of the
growth of corporate wealiti in this
country. No nation oni he earth can
now be coiiipaired to America inl wealt h.
She exceded Britain in 1880. N ow
she has more weaih tlian Nusitria,
Iussia and Italy combined. The
question is to prevent riches fromi as
suuimg arrogance.
The evil of the trust is that so great
a crop of cotton seed cannot be con
trolled by the fai mers, but is directed
at the stroke of a peni of the chairman
of a board of directors. Ile had ie
cently had a case ngainst the trust
which brouglit the facts to light. Iis
client had offered seed for sale in Aiken
and had been offered 11.1 cents; the
client later went~ to Augusta and1( sohld
for 21 cents, ie went back to Aiken
and totld the A iken uman of his sate.
T1hie Aik~en mill claimed a forfeiture of
300J tolns of seedl from the Augusta
mill. The latter asked Mr. Croft's
client for a release from the trade. As
an honorable man his client agr'eed
andl then came to Mr'. Croft to seek ie
(tress in the law against trusts. Mr.
Croft dleclaredl that his inivestigations
had Iced him to see how the cotton seed
crop of the State is controlledl here iln
Columbia. IEach mill is atllowed a cer-.
tain teri'ltor'y and1( a cer'tain pr'ice.
Ther'e ar'e heavy forfeitures if they ex
ceedl the limits pr'escribued.
As to Feder'al legislationl, hie willed
to God that somtinllg 'oi h e done,
hut it seemis unprobabole~(. As to Mlr.
Ashley's ar'ginnelnt that thle far'mers
w~outld hot, be able to organize a trust,
h10 said thait they woul never organiiiize
Mr. Cr(2ioft madi~e a sptlndidh reply to
the arguimenit that the( lbill w~oui keepi
out caupitaul. Texas is niot, lamipered
b~y the I logg law and in the oil welts
of Texas is the one hope( for' success
against Itie Standard Oil compatiny.
There have been many such biills in the
G ener'al Assembly and~ the cr'y has al
ways beeni that, it woui keep out, capi..
tal1, but, 1no incor'por'ationi acts have
ever' kept out, capjital tand the i mh~istr'ies
of the State have grown. Mr'. Croft's
was a sleilid sp)'(ech, and1( ai synopsis
(does niot, do( it, full justice, lcie pok
for' ani 1hour1 nad kept, the attention of
the usually rest less and1 inaottenit ive
At the( niight. .9ess~ion, wltuin Ihe bill
aginiist tru lsts wuas aigam i li under' disu.
s loln, Mr'. (. 10. ltobinsi on, of I 10kenii
a' ated that the was onie ofI thosice whci
had~ votedt agai nst stri k ing out th le en-.
acting wordsl. the hadl donie io htoping3
that thie mueasuire coul be( propel 1
miodiliedh lle fcared , hiowever, t ha
the( mattel' 3outld Inot, be( prioperl'y d is
- uissedl at this sessSioni, so the miovedt t<
reconsider the vote whter'eby thle ll oui
. hiad alreadI~y refused to ad(jour'i the de
13 bate.
ITiis ml >tioni wuas not dlebatable, bu
t therce were "' points of order' " raised
The vot 3 was taken finially ma th
1 louse by; a vote of 17 to 4t0 de(cided I
reconsid r' tie vote of the( monim
I IM . Itbhmllson theni miovedt to aid jourl
(3. debate. Thlis was carriiedI by one vol
01.-5t to 50, which killed the bill1 f<
y' this sessionl.
The Appropriatiolt Was Reduced
$10,000 in the Lower House.
The alpprpi)iatioln bill was pas1ed to
its second real diig inl the Ilouse for the
first titue inl teni or twelve years with
out, any serious fight, being waged
against State colleges, except t hit t the
amout o iveni to Winthrop Coll'ge was
redunced from $60,000 recommemiled by
the committee of way)s and meais to
50),00l, wvhich is $,500 more than
last year. 'lere wias some debate ont
ait amenment to reduce the amnoutnit
given to the South Carolina Collego
from 82,000 to $22,000, Anld then again
to $25,000, but the friends of the college
were too strong for any reduction
whatever to be made.
Ir. Ashley talmt the South Car
olint college might be as well rimu is
iy other, but they aill qpled too mu111ch
Iloniey. lie thought it Wts rid(iculioils
to spenld *28,000 on two hudred boys.
If1 he had the power he would give tihe
South Unirelinla College to Caluuhlia
alld tle Citadel to Charlestoi , atnd tell
those cities to rnit theil. Mr. Ashley
addel with ia sly wink that he wo ild
turtin over the colored college to (r
angebl~urg, too.
.\Mr. A- hiey's amnendmetit fixed thei
moimt at $25,000, but it wais defealed
by a vote of '5 to :38.
Theni the appropriation for Wimthlirop
was taken up, which the comin uittee
had piut t $60,000.
Mr. Ashley said there was tio use to
make a speech on this matter as the
lIouse seemed benit on giving the col
leges every ceit they asked for.
Mr. Moses read a report from the
Wiithrop authorities showing why r
they asked for an increased appropria- t
tiotn and what they proposed to (10
with the tmonley.
The salaries t':ere are lower, said
Mr. Moses, than in any other iinstitu
tionm in the State. The expetnse there
per capita ii lo.wVer thati at ainy other
State insLitutiot.
Ml r. .1 no. 1'. Thomas, .I r., one of the
origintial trustees of Winthrop, said he
was willing to take the recommenda
tion of the ways and means committee,
bit as otne of the best friends of that
inistitultion, lie wanted to warn the
trustees of W'intIhrop that they are re
miss ini the collection of tuition fees.
The perceitage of tuilion paid at Win
throp is :7 while it is :27 per capita a'
the Soith Caroliia college.
Mr. Ihitce replied that Mtr. ThIotCts
was isin formed its to the atmoutit, of
tuition lees paid at the South Carolina
college; however, the trustees of Witn
throp have given evidence th it they
appreciate certain re'orms are ieces
sary and they will collect a larger pro
portioi of these fees. In iillI of the
State institutions boys are getting free
tititioti whose par ents cai affol'd the
expentse. Tle way, to work 1 change
is to clanige the law omi that. subject.
Int reply to Mr. Iatrlin he som1d that
even i t lie farm had ieveri paid ex
penses it was necessary t0 hiave this
farm in order to get vegetables andI
milk iti conistant (uantity and at mod
erate prices.
\Ir. Sin kler, who as chairman of the
comi'ittee on education is a tiistee of
Winthrop, declared that as a itrustee he
was ever miiitful of* his dut ies as a
legisa.or alnd lhe knows that, this
appropritiom is necessary for its ex
T1hue Iilouse hiad beeni discussing NI r.
Ashley's c$50,000t ametndment,. Mr. C.
l0. llobinison offered a sublstitute to cut
the adppirpriation to .313:i,500, the
camount. applropr'iiated tis year. M ir.
Itobitison asked whcat do0 the girlis get?
They get $5,400 for fee tuition, the
same cis last year. The rest, goes to
salaries of techcers, etc. !! I nw noW 1
help) for the girls ini the proposedi imi
crealsed apphropriaitionis, and as a friend
of the school lie wantted to see the
school prac:itice economty.
Mr. Morgati of Greenville, sud hie
is not, itt faivor of legislactioni ont the
"i calp-d)ohn"i' lanim, but the people~ of
the Stat e lhave recached a crisis ini thirt
Itnanmicci affacirs. They have to tmort
gage thteim fantns to get corti for' the
ver'y existetice of their stoek. It is
tiiiie to calli a haclt. it is icoe to tiike
aw~ay from the burdt~ens of the people
who care nowv grovelitug in poverty. MI r.
MIorgctt spoke withi dee p feelhng of thibe
gentcia ldepiressiomn of the coumntmy. I1 is
speech wits about the tiost, elfective
cagaintst, the large appropriat ion.
Mr . ii. d1. K incird decladredi that, the
prtopo'sed( inicasedi app~ropriautionis ii
not, increcise the levy which is ntow
live mill s. ie had thought, it utnneces
siaty to keep up thcit farm at, Wittirop,
b~ut it hacs beenm proved to him thti thle
fairtm is tnecessciry it order3m to givye a
contantcttt amnd r'egu ir suppl of' ve
tabhles atnd milk at a chmeapi price to the
college. The t imiie htas paissed when
women timiust,be kept itt the tba ck
grounud. l'hey must go hiatnd ini htati
with men in the macrchi of progtress.
le Imadie a strong atid stirring apipeal1
for the woman's colliege.
Mrt. ,1. Ii. Smith, of Colleton , the
chamiittoni of the c'ommtiOri school, deC
Te WOh 3 Greatest
~Cure for Ilalaria A
. '. r all forrns%f Malarial noison
i onic. A tint of Mtalri poiHon-.
'.int vc' r iMolt meanart)nisery aned
'alluro. iBlord mee(.tcinescankf'tecure
Maliartad pot-onintg. 'The ant idote
fo!cr it. is JOHNSON'S TONIC.
Golt a. bolttle to-dlay.
* Iosts so Esnts If it Cues.
8 of
I The World's Greatest
tI0l For all forms of fever take JOHNSON'd
atei It Is 100 times better than <i iinine and do
ud inne lt1 cannot do inl 10 daya. It's sp'enidid c
will feeble cures made by quinine.
ts iss Eli 1 Connard, of New Yoik
until recently was epIlloyel by at life
lrsturlalce coIa11niy ill Iit city, where
cy her abrewI busincss enje aI come
Ilider tle notice of 1111 ollicial of the you
theC ''ennsylvama illIi uroad (cogilli.. -'li ess
conlialny was desiroIus of Jloreusimg
I Soimle land in West :1th street, to b0 P
m Used as terminals, blit did init wis
l"'3' thiis fact to become publit, flr the rea
son that pmblicity of that kind would fore
ilevitably put the price away u). Miss
iil. w 'onniiari was eployd teoiate 'or
Fer, tiii proPL-rty aid SO we lI did she IlaI- day
, agtat the com1pany was saved it Vast
sill, the total pi. I1uent bii ilL n in t1il
0r- ionm. The clever young 1om'an0111's com- Si
. minsion Was of stich proportiola tlitt ,
8ihe swill have a comifoltilbIle incotme for
ak A :at
iti, A new railr-oat(I 11uder cotiu ction400 ,,f
Ige, iln Cuba by, Americ n l iit Canadinil 1y
10 capititlists has Inii graded fur sevenity
1a1- otur niies out of Santiago and the track
se H, is lait for ti"rty-ive inles. 'Te right
att, of way has to ie puieiased, as no col- .l
-cession can be obtainid ily rp oaio ns 11 urd
uIm, ill Cuba at present. 'ive thou--ainid
Lou, meon are engagd oil the work. Track P
' layers receive it.0 (aday and graders day
- , Aierie:il money. Thus far the 8 !.
' road h1as5 pelet I ugr.asn S
at country, Witi rich, black "g imiho ' It
uld soil. Ties are itobtainmed inl thu I'nited d
the Statei anl shipped by Way of New Or
oil leans and Mlobile.
too At thet Oregonm experime-nt stationi b v
thei tile experinn111 11oreed a 111111ber of
ipech trees into bloom under a glass
hlast November, and introduned i colmy
tle of bees iito thi house, first proe(e.ill A
I le tr lee so that the bees cohti-i get a mll
thl at it. Prom that. tre aill the flruit
dropped whe thet! stones be"'gal to N a
Ve orm. Promu the other no4 1 ru1it d ropped,
5i to andl it was abuiant. Fi
For Infouts and Children. Il
The kind You Have Always Bought
roh, .ears tho l
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hus-v ''4. al Colsmls ait h Srouithn li waO.,
do. not (keepits wite Southern., A laiway
rian 1 ",for re any il infor ationly tilodb
.l. ''. TA Y IO I{
' l'ii Iri iatC (-e4:VIr li I Manager.i
heir -- - -----i~lliy fi r~ke~4r io I
EE- Mdctl i ard
arolin. i A Ihma trd Hrokts. We4 guaran-lil
rlow 1 ' ane asolute andil prent itre yof
hm <:alri ('ad it ishr oLim k-n wrmedy
fome.a Fo vert ict Iour, drgs r r,
doesi no kepit wit ICM O,1 tana
nart Ga., fo Free Hampl Traiae plidb
aV le H.pne ro ., rvlle, rg. C, of
rutholld &TON Eon TOartArN.
pheations d ifr bokepys and al
,reilco busne s me aid banker. W'r ie formcat-io
shu r 13 W. ,ICO.,DB.ViPreM., & HlnaON,
uoilata.8. .
-W.AdjAA 11 1- JL ,r LX*
Fever Medicine.
4 in a single day what slow qul.
irea arc in striking contrast to the
Church Directory,
Ow wo give th namino of churohes
OrA, 111 t1h Sni tIavs oil which A#
ilp, as far we have informnation. W
church is not on the list sond the nec
ry inforuation:
ekens--iev. A. .J. S. Thoman-3d Sun
II a. il. atld 8 p. mn.; prayer mloimg,
Innsilay 8 p. .
ci h--l-er. 1J.E10. Poster- -Saturday b.
t he first. Sunday at. 3 p. mn.; 1st Sundy
iter' Crek- - Ater, J. V,. Frtmtor--d Nut.
y 3 it ill; 8unday after SAeoud a.uir
11 a it.
it! ('reeik -- Itcv. J. 1X. Foster-4th Sat
y 3 I m; S;inmlay tfter fourth Maturday
Mit Itev. W. c. Realorn---Saturday
the meconI Hunday 2 p all; StoijQnd
lIy II a t.
ater's Creek- -Hev. W. C. Seaborn -
rdiay before the third uuiday 2 p mi;
' ri. -- Itev. W. C. Seatborn--Satrurdag
re the 1ou thI Sit 1uh1y 2 p m ; 61h ua
11 t in.
hr.viy HIer. TI. C. HJicdock- 1st ad
ile1t Is: toneming, 11 o'clock ; night, 6;
vr siiunelay at I p m. ; pruyer meint
"4lhiesdays5 8 p. In.
munt Tahor-lIev. (I V. Runien--lat
y before fourth Sunday at 2 e'eluek
Ileken --lier, it, It. fl-hinall1--lt Sun
S It Inl; 2d Sundiy 11 a in: 4th Sunday
it: prar' rtiimecing WedI nesdaym 8 p am.
vehe NIih- Ie. R. 11. I )agnall-lst
Iv 11 a Il;:41 d u'itay 3:30 p M.
hi hebenII lev. . It. Danguall 2d Nurn
br. -in .It. It. Dlignill-4ih Seuday
it Sti eurnay II a n.
ley I ev. 'W. 1. Wiggins---Ist sunday
81 11u4la II a im.
l'ail lev. W. E. Wiggins- -1st 811
I in.
Oil iov. W.. Wiggin4 2d uitnday
In::.th Ste u ay* i p ul.
-il 412l.v.' Wiggins- 1st, Sunday I
;"i :4 1 ta lay- .Isy inl.
itorb Isr. Wigin I-ith Sunday 11
clon(4( Church itlv. Wiggins- 2td Auu
-1 lit : -t hI .it liy * a iin.
:-I i c i.N-s C in t -tev!. .C. L. Mo
S %-I Irs min lay i Friteii-sI.jiI, It a iu ; Per
t ha pe1, :3::0 11m
- 1114l un .1'11- NI I. liet lie1, 11 a in ; Now
,,:; ::;It 1 mo.
hni Suhiy4l 15 'irtr-' Chapel, II a W;
-r",: :: .0 p Ill.
111r1 h Suttnay iI eiinney's (Clapel, 11
1,14 P (ii -t r - Ie.. J. '. Atta
aVkftarnount11, .4. C.
r51 situnlay Fairview, II it. In; Ca
in-4, I p4. mi.
"rd (;)Il JI M , 11 a. in,.
aIr suiinhty -liubiu ah, I Ini. li ; Lib
li nwctor anld Builder
Ife1r1 h'rice4 in I he ;.iieral pub.
.\ll wor~k gtiuarante . 11i4 rle' .
i1:re. 111 o for wilmll li. 11h (line
rk amtilh Ile workl itel f, wmit l14.
itb 1n i be SOi ill 11he Iowns of P'ick
, I-dly, :1111 :1ll over1 lkens vomuily
les4 will <1., well 1") we himl before.
11- 1 1 in [e l-in ' I t fu!
0 i I Cl 5 t-i'Tt' i
,list. MI 'tihly ini May andl th. stecond
N I 48151 s-- Secota Mo11 111a v in F'ebruary,
111 tuiniiMondy inI Jun11e and1( tb fouirt~h
u gttu-:s-g.i.- -TiiI MoIit~y in Febirutary,
rd N Mowilay in dJiiw, 11r14 first Mloltlay
Ir thle foth Molindaiily ini Sep1trelilir.
VA.1facn.A --Secora~il Mornliaiy inl March,
s'euol Mont aftter the fourth Mon
inI J1im am!.o thel six tih MondaI~y aftor
i'Ki i:.s -.Thijrl (Ioriahliy ini .sarchi, third
111h1y iifter fourthW StorlayI( liit duon, iad
f'uth utloielain 5lept,iethr.
romptly procured. OR NO FEE.. Send inodol, skotob,
. alt:n 111. nd Frein I'nlt IV,n t d ITrnda-Morks,'
""C. A. SNOW & Co.
pp. U. S. Patent Of flee, WASHINGTON, 0. 0.
nth itng you Invent or imiprovo; aliso o
ROTECTION. Hend modtel, akotoh, or photo.
>r free~ examinatIon ad advice.
ateunti Lawyere. W ASH INGTON, D.C.
.1. I f AYNi~4wOLLTHl, C. TE. RoINS-uON
\V. P'Au attc, Pickenis, S. (J
(Greiiimlle, S. (5.
ayitnes worthI,P'arker & RIbinsoni,
AEt ornmeyN-aEtIaw,
tekonsi (5. 1[., - - Son1th Urolita
P'ratc~e3 in all Courts. Attuond to a
utiness lprolinti'ly.
)R. J. P. C Ri
Gireenville, S. 0.
Oflico over A dd isons D~rug Storoe,
lared that there are thousal
chilhrenl inl tle Common s3clools
Yet the Legislattue had refused I
S O100,000 last year. If tle cm
schools are forever discriijit
againet the ICoile will rise up ani
others to the Legislature whio
change the trenti of affairs.
Mr. Alayson, of Edgelleld, sai
yielded to no nan in his regard
Wolialn, yet lie airee(d with Mr.
I cod that the Il4)u,4v. has not. at
colliand the proper iiforiation.
The Hlouse then voted ont Mr. C
Robinsoit's substitute for Mr. Ash!
The substitute was rejected by t1
votes, as follows, Ithose voting in
ililirmative being inl favor of keel
Winthrop's apj.i y-intiotli at .'IM.3
is it was for I I h I I, t' m1 .tive bt
in favor of increasing I ' () ,t pG .
A ii rmative--A shilev. All., untii. Ia
Ilivens, lilcase, lIroktik, liriwn, Hr
ltitler, Carter, Crutm, l)antzler. I elor
Seunnis, llorrth, I)tiraiit, Ilird, ''ox, lr
breeman, itiston, Gonrdin, lardin, I
lolis, Ilumplirey, Jartitgan, ,lohnson
;Kleels, Kibler, Kinser. Laomax, Alav
Iect'all. MIc raw. NI c.e'od, ran ' IN,
ison01, Nesbitt, Nicittls, l'arker, W.
c ob1 iinson , t , K. ; uIcke cr,8taitc khItontiso, 8
or, - mithi, J, 11,; Strom, Webb~i. Wells,V
p 61.
Negative-- Ilon W F Stephienson., 8p
r'; Aessrs liacot, lcamgard, ('am pi
,oggCeshtall, I coper, CroftI, Dia, Ilc l.o
10(oth, I)ominick, Ibunhar liter, l~esri
iallucbat, Ilitile. lzlar, ,ames. Jlint
i I,; Kinard, ,ide, Iittle I.otton. l%
lotildina, NIelaughlin, ANIctowan, teN
er, F I I; MNenlaster. J no; M islhue, Mtc
Ioss, NItarchtsoin, Parker, W If; Py
taiinsford, lIicliards, ielichrdsoi, Ito
it, It It A ; Sanders, Scabrook, Sink
Mmit, M L, S pears, Stromain, Tat
'Iomas..I 1', Jr;' lhoson , West, W es
Villiais, Wilison, Woods, Wottdward
Air. McLeod, of Sumter, aide a I
ng speech againist the commnitt(
ecommentdation. le declared I
lie figures quoted by Air. Aloses sh
1av'e been )tI, in the o0ssesiin of
louse Iit tle way of' a linincial re
rom the college. lIe thinks that
vays and mncanis committee takes
1licih from the College on faith,
he Ilouse takes too 11111ch froimi
ommittee (1it faith. 11 Ieklieves
he highestt and lest, education Vl
til be olTered, aind is as loyal to
olleges as any other member, hi
voubl not agree to give tay of
olieges more than t hey had rec
ast yeatr.
The II ouse t hen by a vote (if G
13 adoped the committee repor
Ilietled by Nir. Ashley, so th:at
approplrtlionl shoulc e eacut to -510,
'ie mtetitbers voted as follovs:
A flirmalve---lessrs Asliley, A li, Atu
antks, livens, Icamse, Il ks, Bir
tivan, lintier, Camlbell, t'ater, Iog
tall, Cooper, Crm, Dantzler, Ieai.
rla, lennis, mithl, Ilominick, lcor
)ttJnibr. Ilurant Fiird, 'ox, Fraer I
nan. (astona, (iourdin, cintter, lIar
lill, lIolls, itmiaplhrtN, Jaraigan, ,c
on,% W J ; Keel, Kibler, Kinse', Lide,
nax. Ntavson, Mccall, NI.t'raw, Mcl.at
in, NIc.etd, Nlorgan, hIorrison, NMIss,
titt, Niclols, l'arker, V 1,; linsford, I
t1son, C' i,;; i.nkcer, Stackiouse, Set;
ni t,,l1 It. Sitritm.,Stron in, Ttatti , W ,
NVells, Wilgo- 65.
Negative--Ilon W 14' 8tevenlson, sieal
ilessrs fiacmt, licamngtardCrioft, Del 1
ider, I'tridge, ( l at'lihat, Inailo, I
ames, Jolnsoin, ( I; Kiitard, Ititle,
an, 1 'les. M atldini, NIciowan, McM at
' 11; IcMaster, J i ; \isilioc, MoIities,
hison, Parker, \V 1I; 'ri lice, I'vt,1 M, It
rds, Iticliardson. ltcliinsont It It A
lers, Setabroo, Sinkler, Slmiti, M
ears, Th'lomas,,.1 V,,,1 r; Thomnpaon,
ing, West, WesCFtott, Wvilliamsn \Vil
NIoodq, Woodward---4;t.
Wheni y'ou dI g into0 a mant's vi
youi touch the spot whtere his I
for you lies.
No wotman likes to thitnk than
manil she cares ablouit would InMte
hecr haippy andto plaint than pretty
d iscon tentedc.
It seemts evetr so muchel more tc
thtat. a woman is older tlbani her
hand thani to say a manti ts yolanger'
his wife.
'Ter'e ar'e mten in (this world
th ilnk cdegelneraucy is bral ianley an't
L iousntess is smatrtniess, but, thaink 4
they ntover got t hose id(e.t8 fromt i
If you fotrget 1(o tell ai womantt
Iove her11 shte forgets yjou dot.
Whetn a womant dcelties tht a g
is cut (tt low It.is scomt otherci woima
Ala enatertainmtilg fr'itmtl is otie
will Ilist in to yolt tell Ih sla m lt
stc~t'y for thie inIety-m1th1 ime111.
Some peopleo's slouls are sto shli
that if ycou lthrow a pele into I
it stai kes bottomi before it sphishtes
Th'le taverage girl tinitks it is S
to try to) miake ot her girls t hinuk
has recfusedl to marri'y at mantl whett:
is int hysterics for fear lie wvoin't
T1ake cartle of the penntlies Ilam
Whlat a mttnn wantts to do( with
mani is to love her int hier way 1am1
Ito'r love himI in the 51am e way.
Y'out canl foo! a wVomantl intto tii
the is fooling youM, bult you ccaunt
her inito thiinkinig you are foohnit
Whent it womnant goes inito a dry
shtop to buiy at spool of thread~uc
be'gins by pricing.($ 0,500f Hui
A mtant cant love a womanil wi'lth
and lie ('lil lov'e a womant with
butt hie q~ulits at a witdow w ith
Wheni at mantt say's it, is Sntowini
meanis that it is sntowinig now;
1n111 meanslt that, it w~as sntowing y
tday or' will snocw tomtot r'ow, or
is docintg anaythting but Ittowmng no
Otto w% omant breatks Ia man's
andc somte other woman menids it.
l';vent it' a muan's money couh
out forever hie coutldt neyer get aIt
onl experiientc.
A womtan'si idea of a good i'eft
is somethting yotu give to a badit c
get. rid of her.
1-2 ceits per pound and this same loi
price cotton wits bought up by th
sameo1 trusts and1 manufactured int
print cloths and again sold back to th
jobbers at 5 cents per yard, an advanc
of nearly 100 por cent., while the rav
material had declined nearly 100; nov
if the mnills were making mone'
when they were buying our raw ma
terial at 8 cents and selling the clothi
at 3 cents per yard imagine the out
rageous robbery when they bought th
mme raw material at 4 1-2 cents ami(
iold the manufactured goods at
And beside the principle of mono
)oly is vicious, dangerous and intoler.
ible to say nothing of extortion.
When ini independent corporation or
oncern cannot enter the business or
omnercial world uponl its merits an
neet legitimato competition and take
ven chances with other like conceriis
L shoui go to the W1aol a11n1 should not
ic given special privileges to practice
heir outrageous extortions uponi the
reat consuming public.
Mr. .1no. 1. Thoinas, Jr., opposed
lie bill. It is fouiled upon a pernicious
iid erroneois principle. lie (,id not
l'aim that trusts should not be re
ulate(l. But capital cannot be pre
entil( from making combinations. No
late Legislature cill i prevent combi.
ation. lie was d >ubtful if it is wise
attimpt to so prevent them. But, it
the (Ittly of every citizen to see that
iy are properly reguilated. There is
correct r iiciple of legislation for the
Lite to regulate prices. The combi
lition of railroads in to systeums has
[t in an evil sense affected the peo.
le, because the State has regulated
ic rates. lIe doubted the truth of the
lying that " C mipetition is the life of
ade.'' Ile declarel that the elli
ency of the service is increased with
t size of the concerns. Whenever
ercantile or manufacturing cstablish
ents become Combined utitil they be.
ine monop!)lies, then they should )e
gulated. lie agreed that there are
ils in the operations of the trusts,
it they caninot be cured by grafting
i our statute bo;k i laws taken bodily
om the statute hooks of Texas. I Ie
.en attacked the bill in some of its
'ovisiols, particularly the section pre
mting the organzation of companies
control the sale of patents and
itented articles. This would lreVent
company from being organized to
aumillfactu.te a patcuted Cottol planter,
c. Ile dl not believe that, when
er ''fo eign capital '' is referred to
legislation they should make tihe
y, " don't drive fore;gn capital
vay," but he believes that the foreign
pital should be subiec', to regulations.
OWever, there should be a bill to cor
ct a specific evil and not to generalize.
Mr. M. L. Smith, of Kershaw, f'o
wed Mr. Thomas. The people of
e State had in 1851 elected their
isest men to frame a constitution for
e State. That constitutionL makes it
andatory upon the General Assem
y to pass laws to prevent the forma
m of trusts, combinations of capit al.
he coistitution says '' shall." It is
t in the organic law of the law of
ic State to -' regulat-," as Mr. Them
arguted, but to " prevent."
M'. Smith thenr vcit on to say that
10 law now on the statute books is in
olation of the interstate comnerce
w, and will some day be wiped off
ic statute booktt.
The anti-trust laws in 33 States aire
o inore radical than this pr'oposedl
ceasure. Th'Iere is needl for propcir
Itl-trust laws. ie dleclared that if
uis kind of law would keep capital out
[the State, why (does Texas hold on
the Ilogg law? TIhe bill allows one
irm or one corporation tu unite with
inther, priovidiung t~he combinationi is
ot for the purpose of controlling
r'ices andiu driiv ing out competitor<.
hat is what the bi'.1 socks to prohibit.
tis a question of fact to be0 passed up
ii by3 a jury3.
The coinstitutioii gives the i'ight, to
ic Legislature to take away the cor
orate rights of companies violating
lIre laws of the State.
lIe was followed biy Mr'. Weston,
rhuo dleclaredl that lie is nrot, the repre..
entative of' any ti ust. The Geneial
tssenibly canniot in being true to it
elI' (10nnything which will injure t ho
Lterests of the State. ie told how L~
2. C. Lamar had gone contirary to the
i'ishes of the people)1 of Mississippi, hut
Lad by them been vindicated, as he
ad (lone what was right and what,
hey after'war'ds saw was i'ighit. lIe
t tacked plar~ilU legislation which will
iot be0 bentm licial to the intecrests of the
starte. Like Addison's Cato, lhe dhe.
>lor'ed the creature who would become
;reat on his State's iruin.
Mi'. Weston wvent. on to say that if
soumthm CJar>lina shonimhI adopt such a
aw as thus she woul 1be blaickl isted
umi caplital woul seek inv ~estmenits
~lsewhe re. II e statedI thiat this bilh
iud lbeen killedl two yeai's ago. (Mir.
Sohunsonm statecd that it hado not been
k ilIled ini tinis 110 os ) Mi'. W~eston
miswem ed t hat the I louise might, haivc
piassedl it hiopm tg f'or' the Scenate to k ill
it. As .r stocknhuler mi a fertibizei
complaniy whlich hiad sidhl to the Viir
ginia Cai'olinia Checmicali Comipany hl
declar'ed that they fonuid little monre)
in the businiess anid wvere ghl toi sell t<
the largeri coilporaltioni. Th'is iS l
wyouilt keep a man firomi accep og1i the
augency Ion a bicycle or a s w~ing ma
chiue mranuf'actur'er.
Mi'. Riucker asked if thle Virii
Carolina had built, a sinigle pilant ini thi
State for tihe State's interests- Mi
Weston replied that it h:id done v'.hI
was equivalent, it, hnad bought ui
bankrupt plants.
Mr. D~elruhl mn reply to Mr'. Westo
saidl that if this bill is wrong ini pr'ii
ciple, so is the law now on thre statui
hooks and so was the action of th
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