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E J'Atl-As"HED 1,8615. NEWBVERRY,_S. C.,. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY "2,19.TIEAWE,S.0AYA
A GLANCE AROUND.
SOMC iNTEREl 1XEU18LAT1VJ1 AV
What Won Done at tho itecent fession
Sugg..stions A bout t he Coining
Columbia,S. C., Fob. 19-The soa
sion of the Legislature which has
just adjourned has been remarkablo
for one thing-it has done literally
nothing. In this its record is cleaner
than the record of the session pre
ceding it. This is not because the
members of the body did not do
their duty, for they were as earnest
and conscientious a body as was ever
gathered. They tried to do a great
deal, and the most interesting his
tory of the session in the measures
it buried. This is due to several
causes, partly because of the consti
tutional restrictions on special legis
lation, but mainly to the fact that
there was an uncertainty as to the
temper of the people and a ieeling,
whether conscious or unconscious,
that there exists in the minds pf the
people a determination to shake out
the dico-box and call for a new deal
all round, and a desire to be heard
from on many subjects that need
strong and sometimes radical legis
lation. It seemed best to the mem
bers of this body to let things re
main in st atu quo until the sovereign
ty of the nation could speak.
There has also been a sentiment
rapidly gaining strength to change
the order of things so that the Legis
lature would moot every two yoars
instead of every year, and the peo
ple will probably be heard from- on
this matter soon. The Legislaturo
is one of the heaviost expenses of
the Stato government, and in the in
terist of economy many urge this
plan, and really there seems but lit
tle uso for aninual sessions; for there
is now i-o lit tlo to be dono on account
of the restrictions of the now consti
One thing that has beon remarka
bo about the session just closed is
t .e nim-ber of charti ra issuid to
1 rge enterprises, railroads and the
lke, which shows a particularly
h -althy condition of financial affairs
in the State and speaks well for
Sauh Carolina's march of progress.
In spite of great opposition there
has been considerable tinkering at
the county government law. But
there has been shown a considerable
effort from all quarters to get the ad
m nistration of our internal afairs
on an economic basis.
Among the bills of general import
ance passed was one bringing foreign
building and loan associations under
the provisions of our State laws as
to usury, which will prove a blessing
Tbe "Jim Grow" car bill sneeeed
edi at last in getting through, after
much stubborn opposition,
The manufacture or distillation of
liquors is forbidden within two miles
of a church or public school,
The Ashley fertilizer bill gives
South Carolina companies a hard hit.
It provides a new system of grading
~-~oods, the first grade containiing
' ~~phosphoric acid than our rock
r .Lee county is the
f this s. sion. South Carolina
onors ths 'ye great partisan
a in the revoY tion in her ecnn
mo s; Sumter, it - ion, Pickenis,
ther bill of general i ereet is
sking it a misdemeano - beat
at a hotel or boarding ho e.
0 greatest interest has ~
S1fested throughout the session .
the comting campaign. There were
'ate makers galore around the caipi
>l, but they labored in vain. Poli
ties are in such a condition of chaos
that it is next to impossible to form
ring. Thb people seom to have
u nnd a th)ing or t wo aibout rings
Sad th"y don't faney the dose par
-tichuIarly. There has been a great
b onking away, from old lines, and
th .ugh the factional leaders who
h ive prolited so greatly by factional
di4ensions have made noble e'fforte
> mnoblizo their forces, they mright
Swolthave devoted their attention
bo hrding rabbits.
sThe dispensary will be the conter
Ithe fight;. The dispensary forces
are tho only ones organized. Th,,,
old liners will rally to its support,
and rumor says that Senator Archer
has been selected to wear tL. mantle
of John Oars Evans.
The local optioistts, though in
great(r force ib th house could not ao
complish any reform thisyear, main
ly through hick of leadership. They
will go into the fight next summer
and are now as &heep seeking a
shepherd. It is said that John C.
Sh-ppard would like to raise a double
standard, local nption on one side
and high license on the other, but
George D. Tillman came out and is
in his way.
The local option men in the house
have urged Senator S. 0. Mayfield
to enter the lists as their loader. Mr.
Mayfield is a young man, but has
long been one of the leaders of the
Senate. He is regarded as a coming
man and as the logical leader of the
local opt ionists. -He, it was who first
declared the impracticability of float
ing the storm-tossed hulk of the dis.
pensary and prepared a bill which
was presented last year, allowing the
people to govern themselves and to
work out their own salvation in the
This bill has given general satis
faction and blazes the way to what
ever dispensary reformation will be
accomplished. Mr. Mayfleld has
not yet declared bin inteLt ions, though
great pressure is being brought to
bear on him from all quirters-espe
cially from his home, for the people
of Bamberg and Barnwell counties
are very fond of him personally and
have great confidenco in him.
R. B. Watson, of Saluda, will di
vide the "truly loyal" vote with Son
tor Archer or any other man who
represents that side of the question.
Mr. Watson is a very strong man at
home and nothing but good report
of him has gono abroad.
It is also suggested that our re
doubtable Ben will forego the seduc
tions of the national capitol and re
turn to South Carolina to demand of
Varus what he has done with his le
Governor Ellerbo sooms to he no
body's particular pot and his failing
health may yet requiro that he with
draw from a contest which will bo so
hotly waged as the campaign of the
coming summer promises to be.
HARTWELL M. Ayi.
In One Day.
Meet In Uonyentlon In chicago.
Chicago, Ill., Feb. 1.-The first
corn convention ever hold in the
United States began today at the
Great Northern hotel. About 150
delegates are present and more are
expected. Netirly all the middle
western States are represented asq
well as a fewv of the western com
Arrangements have been made for
giving a practical demonstration of
the value of corn as food, a kitchen
having been opened where bread,
crackers and a number of tab)le deli
cacies are to be had for the asking.
F. D. Cobnurn, secret ary o f t he
K as State Board of Agriculture,
was 'Josen chairman of the conven
~4The object of our coming to
get r is to confer about the wvays
and beans by which the American
prem r crop and wonderful cereal
may be better understood and appre
ciated by. the world at large. We
are satisfied that scarcely one person
in a hundred thousand comprehends
the magnitnde of its prodnet, its
morley value, its innumerable uses
and possibihities, or its wholesome
ness as a universal food for animal
The Confederate- Volersena to Moot in Chear
lesto,n in April.
Headquarters, S. 0. Division,
United Confederate Veterans.
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 10, 1898.
General orders No 35.
1. The annual convention for 189U
of this division will be held in the
German Artillery hall, Wentworth
Street, Charlesto-i, Wednesday, April
27th. The convention will be called
to order at 10 a. m.
2. Each canip will appoint one
sponsor, who will select her mai of
honor, to represent the camp at the
3. Representatives of camps will
bring the banner of their respec'ive
camps to be carried into the Conven
tion hall and used to designato the
repres6ntatives of the various camps.
Comrades are specially requested
to bring any battle flags in their
possession. The bearers of such bat
tle flag will report to division head
quarters at 9.45 a. m., Aprtl 27th,
and go into the convention witif? the
officore of the division, and be seated,
bearing the gags, upon the stage
when in the hall.
4. A meeting of the committee on
the monument to the Women of the
Confederacy will be held at the Con
vention hall at an honr to be named
5. A meeting of the chaplains of
each camp will be held at the conven
tion hall at. an hour to be named here
after. Each camp will please seocuro
the attondanceo of their chaplain, as
the division chaplain ha a matter of
mu h importance to lay before them.
0. During .the reunion the corn
manding General will request., at
some convenient hour, a moeting of the
commandants of all the camps, tho
Colonels of the regiments and Gen
orals of brigades to make reports
upon the stat.us of their respective
commands. They will come pro
pared to make full reportsas to num
bers, their officers and the work they
are accon )lish ing.
7. Rates of fare for travel, about I
cent per mile, have boon secured,
which will enable comrados from all
parts of the State to bo present at
8. %harlwston extends to us a most
cordial invitation. It is hoped that
an appreciation of her splendid hos.
pitality, her royal welcome, will be
abown by a large gathering.
Let every comrade come. We
are fast pas-iing away. Every year
we miss some familiar loved face,
and every year lessens the mImber
of those who gather to renew the
friendship formed in the hours of
danger- and trial. But few more
such opportunities will we have. Let
us meet and clasp hands (for how
many of us will it be for the last
time?) with those who served with
us in defence of our Southern righxts,
who were our brothers in those ti,y
By command of
MAT. GEN. C. IRviNE WALKEnl.
JAs. G). HOLafEs,
Adj. Glen., Chief of Staff.
Hero is succesa for Yes,
"Inside figures" are always inter
esting, and the following are certain
ly some striking ones about The
Ladies' Home Journal. During 1897,
8,188,113 copies of this magazine
were printed and so thoroughly sold
that tne latte --year issues are entire
ly out of print. It consumes 8,434,
862 pounds of paper in a yeaur, and
absorbs 80,902 pounds of ink. It
runs 28 pro~sses. The advertising
columns contained $498,325 worth
of advertising during the last year.
The editors received1 9,290 man
uscripts andt lo'ss than one per censt.
were accepted. The magazinn em*
ploys 22 staff editors. 24,048 letters
have been received nd answorodl in
the year by the editors of the cor
responide~nce columns. The Journal
has over 15,000 active, working
agents on the road getting anbscrip.
tions. It lias OdnIcated 442 girls free
of charge under its free educational
plan. In a singlo (day it has recei ved
as high as 18,000 subscriptions.
~300,000) copies of the Journal are
sold each month on the ntews standls
alone-425,000 people subscribe for
it by the year.
Thiere aire three liftt things which do motre
iworkc thani any) other ibree illt. e thinge re
ttd 'hey aure the aut, tno two atnd Dewit tS
tat n stoR r - nt ir truls am ,
NEW COUNTY LAW.
The Text of the New (Iounty I aw- Oily
Three Coumissiomera ller, after for Our
The county government bill as it
passed the House, wit h tho amend.
ments incorporated as adopted roads
Section 1. That the offico of Coun
Ly Supervisor, as now provided by
law, shall continue and the succes
3ors of the present supervisors shall
bo elected by the people at the next
,eneral election, with a term of of
Lico for two years o-A until their
uccessors shall be elected and qual
tied; and such supervisors shall ro
3oive the pay and execute the bond
is now provided by law.
Sec. 2. That the Governor shall,
)eforo the first day of February,
. D. 1899, by and with the advice
ind consent of the Senate, and be
Lorn first day of February of each
meceding two years thereafter, ap
point upon the recommendation of
mwmbers of the General Assembly
'rom the several counties or a ma
jority of them, two persons from
ach county who shail be known as
he commissioners of the county,
md who shall act with the supor.
v'sor in the governmental matters of
he county, the said supervisor and
,ommissioners together to constitute
! board to be known as "The Board
f County Commissioners." The
mpervisor shall be the chairman of
Lhe board of county commissioners
so to be constituted; and said board
may at their first meeting for organ
ization Olout a clork.
Soc. 3. That on the first day of
February, A. D. 1899, the office of
county cowmibsioners and town
ship commissionvrs, as now pro
vided by law to be appointed by the
Governor tihiall be abolished; and the
jurisdiction, powers and duties now
devolved by law upon the appoin
tive boards of county anO township
commissioners are herobv devolved
upon the board of county coitnis
sioners herein provided for, to coi
sist of the county supervisor and two
commis,ioners herein provided for,
to c.nsist of the county supervisor
and two commissioners; and all
(lainms against the counties to be
valid shall be a)proved in writing
by a majority of said board, and on
tered upon the minutes; said board
so constituted shall moet at the coun
ty seat at least once a month for the
transaction of businesq: Providod
that the provisions of this section
shall ap.-l to the counties of Lan
caster, Georgetown and Oconee and
RichlandA on and after the first day
of .April, 18Q8.
Sec. 4. The board of county com
comumissone.rs -and township com
missioners now appointed by the
Governor, after the appointment and
qualification of the commissioners
provided for in this Act, shall con
tinue in office as county boards of
egnalization and township boards of
assessors until their successors shall
be aippointod, and the Governor of
this State is hereby authorized and
empowered, on the recommendation
of the General Assembly of the re
spective counties, every two years, to
appoint such county boards'of equal.
ization and township board of asses
sors as are now provided by law for
the appointment of county commis
sionera and township commissioners.
Such boards shall serve for twc
years from the timeoof their appoint
mernt and until their successors are
appoint el and qualified, their tormi
to be co terminal with the Governor
who appoints them, and they shail
recPiv9 sucl hIy as is no0w provid1ed
by law. T1he chairman of specia
boards of aissonsors shall be ex-oflicit
mnembeirs of county boardls.
fly Thlitua Is'at the. AgrIcultural Ital1
Casje FIgusre8 Up~
Columnbia,S. (I., Fob 17.--TheState
toda~y paid Attorney Lylos $10,00(
for damanuges and back rent as a ro
salt of the Agricultural Hlall case.
.A fler yeafrs or ',nloli ,'uffnering 1mm pI1n:
ii, w. 'urs- II. of KC. I isers' 'ie, 14 was e-uri
by3 us.Ing a ,uingle 0 . of )~ l witi 'sb selch HI '
salve. Skin ii issums snu a-czAesmia, raat
0 ie rLs E)ti a to w c are set di
JI31 CROW CAU 11ILL.
Full Text of tho Rec.itly Entactod
It lIa Ho. i gn.-I lby (iiv ror Eilor
In responso to regnests, Tho Rt
cord publisheu below the full text of
the "Jim Crow" car bill, which ro.
ceived the Governor's siginaturo and
becnie a law.
1. That all railroads or railroad
collpanieis elgaged inl this Stato as
common carriors of passugers for
hiro shall furnish separatt apart.
ments in first-class coaches or sepa
rato first class couches for tho ic.
commodation of whito and colorod
passongers; provided, equal accu
modations shall bo supplied to all
persons without desitinction of race.
color, or previous condition, in such
2. That any first class conch of
such carrior of passengers may be
divided into apartments by a sl)
stantial partition, in lion of separate
3. That should any railroad or
railroad company, ibi agents or em
ployes, violate the provisions of this
act, such railroad or railroad com
pany shall be liable to a penalty of
not. imoro than $500 nor less than
$300 for each violation, to be col
lectod by suit, of any citizen of this
State, and the penalty recovered
shall, after paying all proper fees
and costs, go into the gonoral fund
of the Stato treasury.
4. Tho provi-ious of this act shall
not apply to nu:sos on trains, nor to
narrow guaoge roads, nor to relief
trains; in casos of accident, nor to
ofliceors or guards transsporting pris.
onors, nor to prisonors being so
. at in caso the coach for
either whito or colorod passengers
should be full of passengers and an
other coach Cannot bo procured at
th time, then the cornluctor in
chargo of tho train shall be and he
is horoby nithorized to set. apart so
mu1cl of the other colacl ts may be
necesary to accommodate th pas
songers on said train.
6. That there shall bo in a(ddition
to the first class coaches provided
for il this f act, it second-class car ill
which it shall be lawfal for any andi(]
all pronii to rido by paying socond.
class faro or having a !,ncond.class
7. That the provisions of this act
shall not go into Offect until Septoi.
bur 1, 1898.
8. That all acts and parts of acts
inconsistenit with this act aro hier(ib)
repealed: Provided, that nothing in
this act shall provent the raiilroaids of
the State from att(aching passongor
coaches to freight trains. The pro.
visions of this act shall riot ap)ply to
roads under forty miles in length.
CHIILL & FE~VER?
If a girl ile pretty and unable tc
marry sho is a matchless beauty.
If a fool keeps his~ mouth shut, hr
can pass for a weather p)rophet.
If a man tries to teach a girl tc
rido a whee*l, lho has ai good stead3
If it wasn't for the lynchings on
casiornally there would bo more triah
in the world.
If yen want to get on to the latos1
wrinlols in clothes, sit on the tails 0
a damp coat.
If a mnan would have an untar
nishled name hL)~le shxould( koop hi:
dloorpJlato well plolishied.
I f meni nIre alhways jodge:~td b)y thmei
comnpanyi it's pretty routgh oni sone
imen who arc alone.
If all the good1 hand niot<biod young
there would be a lot of cranky oh
p opl o eart h t oday.
If yon intend to dIrown yoursell
alwaiys remiove o' o clothminig. It ma:
lit youir wife'si second hiusb,and.
If 30ou wol (enjoy your foGd b
i ood huhrmred.' An angry mna
doesn' t know whether he is eatin
K boai abagm or atm,.,d ton.,
11E W1ILL RUN AGAIN.
114m. G. Wn't Whitemm Out for 0overior
lilt; Platform Stated.
Mr. G. Walt Whitman has an
no0uniced himsolf ats a candidato for
Governor ini a charactoristio noto to
the public, which follows:
Jonetville, 1eb. 17.
To the Domlocrats of Soush Carolin:
In r1sponso to what I know to ho
the real ititorcsts of the whole people
anld in advocacy of that, policy Which
I have timo and again pointed out;
and in defonso of the dispensary la w
as originally projocted; in perfect.
harmony with Tilliman's lomdrship
and in dofonso of tho integrity and
porpotuity of the farmers movement;
and in disgust of those 'who sook
only for ponco and harmony (roally
poaco and harmony for themselvos)
and who never toll the people what
they think for their best interests
antil thoy are ready for oflico, I do.
olaro my candidacy for Governor.
0. Walt Whitman.
Mr. Whitman, it will bo recalled
was a candidate two years ago, inld
hiti spooches wro "hot Ht.ifT" as t he
slang has it. His candidacy was not,
rocoivod seriously, however, and he
polled very fow votos. Ito assailod
tlie offico holdo -a right and left amid
groatly relieved the dronry mioiiotonv
of the discussion of 10 to t und likO
The Nowborry IHorald and News
imikos thoso cynlicill rImlarks:
We notico thiat tllo Hois pa4sIed
a rosolution to inquiro if any of tli
at-tache's and clerks and mi>illbors had
boon patroiiziig bliml tigors. And
yet, these aro SlIpposel to be imei
aind were elected by tho pooplo of
South Carolina to mak(i laws for it
great Stato. 0, Tempinporal 0, Mores!
Those are stranllge tilevs uponl whic h1
wo havo fallen. Bottor had pasaed
tiat. "m"onkoyilig" resolltionl, too,
aind thi impuired if [lith IIIeIIIhmers
an( cliork-i ami actacihs at hoof or
pork, and what. kind of litior the
prohibhitimn oratorti fran, ad
whietht-r it WI "'ls-i" X Corn or
f ryo. Thi people are to bo
colgratilated Chat, thI Legisliture
lilas ad41joimuned, 1111d it, is to bo hopod
t heir hko will iot aginil soonl hm soon
inl the lihlls of lt-gislation in i"mth
Nevertholss the resolution wis
ontirely consiiRtent with the declarod
policy of South Carolina. Our Stato
governmout undertakes to "rogulato"
the habits of the peoplo. Why should
not its hired servants bo compolled
to set a good example I The obiject
of our whiskey legislationi is to pro
vent people from drmnking by mnak
ing it difficult and ultimately im
p)ossiblo to take a (drink. Ir we aro
to have the dlisponsary or prohib)it ion
we should have a law providing that.
all ollicials from constIale to Chief
Justice shall take an oat h of total
abbstinonce amid if found guilty of
iasting any intoxicant shall be re
miovedl or impo)ac.hed and sent to jail
f >r a term as wvell. That wVould1 be
lonlsistenit. In the matter of duel
hong we have a similar provision.
It is a fact, of course, thant many
reform officials drink blind tiger
whiskey and all other kinids. This
we know. Members of the Genoral
Assembly accept "ialeds" and im.
bibe the "tiamplos." Your (dispenisary
p)olitician wvill drink any sort oaf
whiskey andl manages to obtain good
whiskey but he is unwilling that
some poor fellow who hives tont miles
in the country shall piurchanse savo at
a dispenisary when ho comeOs to town.
A MIagaxIne Wlehl nuuaids Ilousesi.
The readers of hei Ladies Homo01
Jouirnal are about a1s reson isi ve a
*lielo as any malfgaz'ine possss
About six months ago thie Phiiladel.
phiai magazine st art.ed t.o publish a
series of prad ctmiararlbitec0tural lanlls
shiowinrg how artist ic houw-~1s could
be built at moderate -o.'t. It (om
playedl a special atrchiteet, andl his
work was cerIeaily art ist ic. I l'i sdes
thle lanisi it agrIeed to furnishi com'i
plot o splci iica tions~ of ontohh bons1 at
a ii mum ii11 et~). T1housand 15of poo.4)
ple1 likod It planos givenl ad the
se ries hats booner a great success for
thu magaziti~inn. This sprIin g t he bu1id
ig of over five hundred houses,
varying inl cos) from 81500O( to $7,000
i'ach, will b)o sta,rte,d iln differentl
palrts of the c3ounmtry b)y Jou rna
roadlers, ini aldditioni to over on10 hurt
4 dred other houses wyhichl have al read~
Ins UPn. Milea' Itcenmt Order to Man Certain
Washington, Fob. 20.-Referring
to Gonoral Miles' recent order to
enoral Merritt, commanding the
department of tho oast, to imindi
atoly detail men and officors to all
coast dofonso points whoro modera
guns are mounted, it was said at the
war department today that whilo ti e
order was issued as reported it was
nothing moro than following out the
plan of tho war (, partmont for
muilated soveril years ago whon tho
presont system of coast defenso was
inaugurated. Tho order calli for at
least 20 mon and tho necessary offi.
eers to take chargo of such coast
defenco emplru menilots Is have ben
(om111plotod and turned over to the
wair department. Theso defonso
points are planned and constructed
by the engiineor corps and the guns
furnished by the ordnance dopart
menit. Ag soon as completed they
aro turned over to the war depart
ment and men are at, onco detailed
to ciro for the expensivo works and
ordnanco. It is said thati a detail of
20 men, so far from boing an offee
tivo fighting force, is barely suflicient
to proporly care for the proporty.
Thero havo been a number of t.hemo
cost. dfenso works completod recent.
ly and the order detailing men to
caro for them is merely a routino
Inl addition to detailing tho mon, a
specittl board it now inl ROesiOnl .a
Washiingtona, preparing planis for
porimnt (iarters at, the various
now posts and work will bo bogun
on those as soon as practicablo. The
men Who are stationed at thoso now
po,nts will ho drilled in the use of
tHe new guns and will form the
tnulous of a permanent heavy artil
lory force which w\ill be augmented
from timo to time. It is for this
iorvice that the war department has
tasked of congress t wo additional
arilry regilimnt and the ofliciails
oxpross great hopo that this request
will be spoodily complied With as
there are at presmnt not enough men
to effoctively man tho many now
Works whica, in the development of
the modern coast defenso system,
arO being rapidly completed and
turned over to the departmont.
smsinlIPE n..As NoT IxPuEsm-,) nIMsEL.
Washingtoi, Feb. 20.-Capt Sigs.
bon today sent two telegrams to thme
nivy dopartimrent On the subject of
interviews with him. 'hfinrst said:
"'I have conasistonitly refruiai fromi
Ox pressinug any'~ opin11ion On the Maine
Later in thre (lay he wired: "No
newspa per (livers hiave been used on
wvrock of Miino. One man engaged
b)y mie was subsnequen tly bought u p
by a newsp)aper. I dleclined his
services. Subsequmertly on his being
unrcond(1itionally released, I might
have usedl himi ini charge of an oflicer
in recovermng bodies, but de(cidled
not to (10 2-o. Any interviews winth
me if printed are untrue."
Thef sergeant-at-.Arams of ti. seate A ppre
On thle closinig niight of the (1e(n
oral Asseumbly, thle doorkeepers, por1
tors and laborers of the Senmato pro
sented Col. J1. WV. F.loyd, the populair
and uuniversal ly beloved sorgennt at
arms of thre Seinate withI a beaut ifulI
Mr. J. Fred Schiiam pert p)~0rnted
the pipo0 ini fitt ing words expressive
of the love aind hiigh estee'm felt for
Col. Floyd on acconuit of his most
pleasant and courtons treatment of
I all empldoyes ulnder lhis charge.
Col. F"loyd, gifted in choice words
and( oratory, replied( ini a happy marn.
nor exp)ressinig his ap)preciation of
the token tend(ered him by those
wvho had1( proven thiemselvea faithful
to every trust andi competent in
'P ho bes Salve in, the wor'd for CutA,
Isruilses. Mares, U lcers. Malt Rheinm'
t"ave'r Mores. To'tte:. Chapped H-ands'
Chilbalains Corns, amid all Mkln Erup.
toons, ami poesit ively enr rs Phi es, or no
pay reuiired. It isi nuiarIanteedI to give
oa'rfe'ct Hrafaction, or umney refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
R obertsorn & Glid1r