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Among Other Things Committee on
Penal und Charitublo Institutions
Recommends Abolition of Hosiery
The report of the legislative com
mittee on penal and charitable in
stitutions has been sent to the gen
eral assembly. A number of recom
mendations are made. The commit
tee investigated the State Hospital
for the Insano, State penitentiary,
Lexington reformatory, South Caro
lina Institution for the education of
the deaf and blind, South Carolina
Industrial school and the Confederate
home. The members of the commit
tee are Q. K. Laney of the senate and
Olln Sawyer and O. L. Sanders of
"We feel," says the committee,
with reference to the State Hospital
for the Insane, "that the nursing
force, although it has been increased
is still insufficient, taking into con
sideration the nature of the work and
the exacting requirements. They are
not sufficiently paid, nor do we think
that the number of physicians on the
staff is adequate." It is veeommend
ed that the positions of treasurer and
superintendent of the farms bq
separted and that a man be placed
at the head of each department.
Continuing, the committee says,
with reference to the State Hospital
for the Insane: "We visited this in
stitution and made a careful investi
gation of the physical condition, the
methods, and general management of
"We found that the extension of
the Taylor building has been com
pleted and is occupied by white men.
The domitory foi colored men, In the
Parker building yard, has been com
pleted and is occupied. Sufficient
sleeping porches to accommodate 100
beds have been arranged In the white
women's department. A tuberculosis
ward has been constructed on the top
floor of the middle section of the white
women's department, which provides
for the separation of these patients
in this department. Sleeping porches
have been added to the wooden build
ing in the colored women's depart
ment. These additions and improve
ments relieve to a certain extent the
crowded condition of the institution,
but it is still very much over crowd
ed, when you bear in mind that there
was an average of L630 patients in
1911. We are glad to say that the
general appearance and condition of
the buildings have been Improved by
repairing floors, cutting windows,
plastering and painting."
Discussing the South Carolina In
dustrial school, the committee states
that there is no institution In the
State that Is to be more commended
for its work. "There is a great need
of a new building, better heating fa
cilities, cooking npparatus, water sup
ply and additional teachers," says the
report. The management of the in
stitution Is highly praised. The com
mittee states that the institution
should he liberally supported for its
future effticeney and growth.
"The old soldiers seem to be well
satisfied. The buildings are in good
repair and are neatly kept," says the
report, with reference to the Con
The following statement is made
?with reference to the State peniten
"The committee visited this insti
tution and examined Into Its man
agement and control and checked up
its books and accounts.
"We are of the opinion that this
Institution is keeping pace with the
idea of progressive prison reform.
It may bo well to say here that the
truest and highest object to be at
tained in punishment by imprison
ment is the reformation of the pris
oners and to give them back to so
ciety better and more useful citi
zens than they were before. To at
tain this object, of couse, requires
skillful management, because the
prisoner should be punished and at
the same time reformed. We call at
tention to section 19 of article 1 of
the constitution, which forbids the In
fliction of corporal punishment. Some
still believe it is necessary, and
whipping of convicts Is still resorted
to In somo cases.
"There ha? been considerable dls
cusBlon as to the abolition of the
hosiery mill at this Institution. The
number of convicts used in this mill
range from 250 to 300. Your com
mittee would advise the abolition of
this mill, if the convicts could be
put to other employment that would
result in the betterment of their wel
fare. It is a well known fact that
employment in a mill of this kind is
not conducive to good health and has
a tendenoy to create lung trouble,
dome of the convicts are affected with
this trouble when they enter the in
stitution and others contract it after
entrance. The well being of the pris
oner from the standpoint of physical
and moral conditions should be of
first consideration In Bolvlng this
"Wer find that the general health of
the convicts, hoth male and female,
In this institution is good. f
"The main prison building is f in
good condition, but the building for
female prisoners is In bad condition
and, along with the superintendent,
we urge the tearing down of this
building and the old stone prison
building and the erection of a mod
ern sanitary building for women pris
The committe states that Dr. New
ton P. Walker and his assistants
should receive the warmest appre
ciation because of the work at the
institution for the education of the
deaf and blind.
The following concurrent resolution
was Introduced In the senate by the
Judiciary committee and was adopted:
"That a ?committee of three be adopt
ed, two to be appointed by the speak
er of the house and one to be appoint
ed by the president of the senate, be
directed to take up with J. M. Graham
tho question of the cancellation of the
hosiery mill contract and report to this
eneral assembly the terms upon which
cancellation can be secured."
The president of the senate appoint
ed Senator Crosson of Lexington, the
senate member ot the committee and
the spoakor of the house, H. K. Os
borne of Spartanburg and Geo. S.
Mower of Newberry.
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Llewellyn, son of L. W. and M. S.
Milam was born In Laurens County
December 24th. 1888. He was almost
ten years of age when he entered the |
Epworth Orphanage. From the very
first he was recognized as a boy, who I
had a goodly heritage, and that in
him were those qualities, which, if|
wisely cultivated, gave hope and prom
ise of a worthy and noble character.
As a child, he was of a quiet and
pleasant disposition, upright, obedient,
studious, diligent and reliable. It was
interesting to watch his course and |
to recognize the gradual development
of his life and character towards that
which Is highest and best. On July 5th.
1003, he joined the Methodist church)
and was ever afterward a consistent!
His industrial training at the in
stitution was in the printing depart
ment, and he enjoyed the distinction
of being foreman of the office during
his senior year In the Epworth school.
He had an ambition for a college edu
cation, and after finishing the course)
in the orphanage school, by his own
efforts and the cooperation of an old
er brother, who had gone out from
this school three years before, he was
enabled to enter the South Carolina
University. There he worked diligent
ly until the latter part of his junior
year, when It was discovered that
tuberculosis?that fearful disease
was preying upon his vital powers. At
the time of this discovery he was read
ing for State Superintendent of Edu-j
cation, Mr. Swearlngen, but had to
give up his work and went to his peo
ple In Laurens for a rest and to bat
tle against the disease. He did this]
bravely and patiently, but only to ]
prolong his life a short while.
On tho 13th of January, 1912, in the
2.3rd year of his age, in the midst of
loved ones, the flickering spark of
life left the body and he entered upon
his eternal reward. Had he lived,
doubtless he would have made a name
for himself In the world, but during
his short career he made an impres
sion for good and has left an example
worthy of emulation to those who
must battle against difficulties to win
success. He held a warm place In the
affection* of those who knew him and
was an honor to tho institution in
which ho was reared. Why he was
cut down on the verge of young man
hood and while promising so much for
the future we may not know in this
life, but He "in whom we have our
being", makes no mistakes.
W. n. Wharton.
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By handing them your subscription to this
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- OF THE -
Tho Books of the County Treasurer t
will be opened for the collection of
Stnte, County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal yeur, 1911. at the
Treasurer's Office from October 15th.
to December 31st, 1911. After Decem
ber 31st., one per cent, will be added.
After January 31st, two per cent, will
be added, and after February 28th.,
seven per cent, will be added till the
15th. day of March, 1912, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Township are requested to
call for receipts in euch of the several
Townships in which the property is
located. This is Important, as addition- m\
al cost and penalty may be attached. ^
All able-bodied male citizens be*
tween the ages of 21 and 60 years of v
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
50 years of age. Commutation Road
Tax $1.50, in lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
For State purposes.5% mills
For Constitutional School Tax S mills
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Roads and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House Bonds .. ..2 mills
3peclal Schools?Laurens Township.
Laurens No. 11.7 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnlo No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 4.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 6.2 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Special Schools?Youngs Township.
Youngs No. 3.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.3 mills
Youngs No. 4.3 mllla
Youngs No. 5.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mills
Lantord No .10.4% mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Youugs No. 1.3 mills
Special Schools?Dials Township.
Green Pond No. 1.3 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owtngs No. 5 .. ..4 mills
Barksdale No. C.2 mills
Dial Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mill*
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
M1.. Bethel No. 2.3 mllla
Princeton No. l.3 mill*
.'oplar Springs No. 3.2 mills
Rabun No. 4.4 mills
HendersonvillB No. 5.4 mills
Friendship No. 6.2V6 mills
Brewerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R R Bonds 4 mill
I Special Schools?Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 14.3 mills
ML Gallagher No. 1.3 mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Ekom No. 3*.4 mills
Centerpoint No. 4.2 mills
Oakville No. 5.3 mills
ML Pleasant No. 6.2 mills
ML Olive No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools?Cross Hill Township.
Cross Hill No. 13.6 mills
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mllla
Cross Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 5.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Hunter f ?wnshlp.
Mountvillo No. 16.4V4 mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mills
Hunter No. 3.2 mlll3
Clinton No. 5.6 mills
Hunter No. 8.3 mills
3peeinl Schools?Jacks Township.
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schools?Stuffietown Township
Langston Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuflletown No. 1.2 mills
Lanford No. 10.4V6 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will bo given thoso
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mail by check, money order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to
be taken off are requested to send
them early; and give the Township of
each, as tho Treasurer is very busy
during the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG,
September 16, 1911.?td.
ASSESSOR'S NOTICE 1012.
The Auditor's office will be open
from tho 1st of January to the 20th of
February, 1912, to make returns of all
personal property for taxation and
wherever changes have been made in
All male citizens between the ages of
21 and 60 years on the 1st of Jan
uary, except those who are incapable
of earning a support from being maim
ed or from other causes, uro deemed
polls. Confederate veterans excepted.
Also all male citizens between the
ages of 18 and 50 on the 1st day of
January, 1912, are liable to a road taxi
of $1.50 and are required to make their
return of same to tho Auditor during
the time above specified and shall pay
to the County Treasurer at the same
time other taxes are paid in lieu of
working the road.
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and No. of School District;)
also state whether property is situat
ed in town or country. Bach lot, tract
of parcel of land must be entered sep
After Uie 20th of February 60 per
cent, penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
J. W. THOMPSON,
No . 29. 1911?td
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