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WALHALLA, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1013.
PREPARING PO H NEXT SESSION,
Schedule of Probable Proceedings in
thu Senate and House.
(News and Courier Special.)
Columbia, Jan. 5. Tho General
Assembly of South Carolina convenes
for its tlrst session on Tuesday. Jan
uary 14, at noon. The llrst business
before both branches will be perfect
ing organization, for the member
ship, with the exception of half the
Senate, were elected last fall and
will formally assume their office
when they present themselves before
the bar of the Houses and take the
Promptly at noon on January 14
the gavel of Lieutenant Governor C.
A. Smith will fall and the Senate will
come to order. On Monday night
preceding this date the hold-over
Senators will caucus and nominate a
President pro tem, a clerk, reading
clerk, chaplain, sergeant-at-arms and
the chairmen of the various commit
tees. As soon as tho Lieutenant Gov
ernor calls the Senate to order and
tho chaplain has offered prayer, the
clerk will call the roll of the new
Senators and they will presen* them
selves at the bar and be swor ) n.
Immediately on tho conclusion of
this some hold-over Senator will
arise and announco the caucus nomi
nations for tho various positions, and
the usual procedure is to elect them
without opposition. There is no rea
son to believe that there will be any
fight, on the caucus nomination this
year. It seems assured that Senator
P. L. Hardin, of Chester, the veteran
in tlie upper chamber in point of con
tinuous service, will he named Presi
dent pro tem. Clerk M. M. Mann,
Sergeant-at-Arms J. P. Schumpert,
Reading Clerk Stokes aro practically
assured of re-election without oppo
sition. The position of assistant I
clerk and other attaches will be filled |
l?v onnoin t \ f?- f\? '* *
message or communications. Imme
diately the Governor's message will
be sent up and read and the Senate
will then likely adjourn until the
How the Houso M ill Start,
J. A. Hoyt, tho retiring clerk, will
call the House to order .,nd some one
of tho members-elect whl be chosen
to take tho chair, after which the
clerk will cali the roii by counties
and tho members will present them
selves and be sworn In. Then tho
House will proceed to the election of
a Speaker. lt seems assured that
Speaker M. L. Smith, Clerk James A.
Hoyt. Heading Clerk S. McC. Simp
kins. Sergeant-at-Arms John S. Wil
son will all bo re-elected. J. W.
Hamel will probably bo named again
as assistant clerk and Speaker Smith
will announce the committee appoint
ments. As soon as the House ls or
ganized its clerk will sp inform tho
Senate and a committee will wait, on
the Governor and inform him that
the House is organized and ready to
receive any messages or communica
tions. Tho Go vernor'j annual mes
sage will then ho sent up and read in
tho House, and after referring it to
the proper committees the House will
probably adjourn until the following
The Senate is composed of 4 4
members, one from ea "li county, and
the House is made up of 124 mem
bers, apportioned according to popu
lation. The House membership is
limited by the constitution.
Members are ready to rain a del
uge of bills on tho Legislature.
Among the most important bills
which will lixely he Introduced are
hills to abolish tho hosiery mill at
the State penitentiary, a bill provid
ing for a flat two-cent passenger rate
on all railroads, a bill for a State
warehouse system, perfected so as to
meet the defects of the measure pass
ed last year, which was declared un
constitutional, a resolution to amend
the constitution so as to provide for
the election of judges by tho people,
a bill providing for the raising of the
salaries of Supreme Court Justices
and Circuit Judges, a bill to perfect
the present law In relation to the
duties of the board of pardons, a bill
to perfect the present law in refer
ence to the elect.ocutlon of con
demned priso'jrs, and a mass of
local bills, p.nong which will be one
providing for a high license measure
for the regulation of the sale of li
quor In the city of Charleston.
Phial Dispensary Report,
The dispensary wtnding-up com
mission, which was legislated out of
office by the last l/ogisalture, will
file Its final report willi the General
Assembly, and tho dispensary inves
tigating committee, which made itself
famous by Ita sessions in Augusta
last July, will filo its final report.
There will be the annual reports of
tho various State officers, of the va
rious State Institutions, co:leges, etc.
The place on the circuit bench
made vacant by I he resignation of
Judge Robert E. Copes, of the First
Circuit, will have to be filled. For
this position three candidates have
been announced-Octavus Cohen of
Monck's Corner, P. T. Hildebrand of
Orangeburg, and M. S. Connor of St.
George. It Is understood that v??ry
strong pressure Is being brought to
bear on Senator E. J. Deunis, of
Berkeley county, to enter the race,
and If he does there will be four
candidates for the vacancy.
The terni of Judge Thos. S. Sease,
of the Seventh Circuit, also expires,
but he will more than likely be re
elected without opposition.
i'he term of Superintendent D. J.
Griffith, of tho State penitentiary,
expires and he is a candidate for re
election. Others announced for this
position are former Sheriffs Hunter
of Hamberg, and Long of Union.
Three members of the penitentiary
board of directors, Chairman A. D.
Sunders, .lohn G. Mohley and Jasper
M. Smith, also expire, and they are
candidates to succeed themselves. All
of them will probably have opposi
State Asylum Situation.
Ono important matter to como be
fore tho Legislature will be the ques
tion of providing funds for continu
ing tho work of moving the State
asylum out to the new location, sonn?
seven miles from Columbia. The
present quarters are congested and
relief eau only be had by moro room.
To this end the State purchased some
1.200 acres of land In tho Sand Hills
and commenced erecting buildings
with the Idea of eventually mov
ing the entire State asylum there and
disposing of the present propery In
the city of Columbia, and using the
funds thus secured to pay for tho
new quarters. To provide tho funds
a $1.000.000 bond issue was pro
posed, but this was defeated hy the
people. Some $150,000 has already
been borrowed from the State Sink
ing Fund Commission to carry on the
work at tho new asylum plant, and
this must be returned. To do this it
is believed that it will be necessary
to levy an extra two-mill State tax,
and this is hound to raise a mighty
protest. Some action, however, must
be taken to provide 'he necessary
funds for this work.
An effort to amend tho commission
form of government bill so as to give
Charleston the right to vote on this
measure next year ls promised to be
brought to the attention of the Leg
islature, and this will reopen all the
old bitterness in Charleston politics.
Mayor John P. Grace, of Charleston,
and his friends will likely fight the
proposition bitterly. The present
Charleston Commission Act cannot
be voted on until Mayor Grace's term
of office expires, and this concession
was only reached last year after a
A fight will be made to give the
common schools an increased appro
priation, and there ls talk of making
a levy of one mill for common school
It is not believed that there will
be any increase In the appropriations
for the various State colleges.
The appropriations of tho last Gen
eral Assembly totalled over $2,000.
000, and a cry for retrenchment and
tV>d IIPtln'1 In o T\ p rr\ nl*f ft ff OTI? Ino
The ?>'.' ??rovldlnv; fen . <>< pulsovy
*duc 11 ion '.>-i ! he pushed and tren li
nus) y fought.
! t 's an .hi that bills providing for
ing in colleges will also be intro
duced In the Legislature.
Few Changes in Ca pi toi.
The time for the meeting of the
General Assembly ls close at hand
and every one is getting matters into
simile preparatory to that date. The
second Inauguration of Governor
Bleaso will take place at noon of
January 21, one week after the Gene
ral Assembly convenes. The inau
gural exercises will take placo in the
presence of tho joint assembly. Mag
istrate Caskey, of Lancaster, will ad
minister the oath of office to the Gov
ernor, and Kev. N. A. Hemrick, of
Newberry, will offer prayer. Lieu
tenant Governor Smith will be inau
gurated for his second term at the
same time. The Governor will de
liver his inaugural address immedi
ately after he takes tho oath of ellice.
All of the State officials take office on
the same day that th" Governor Lo
gins his terni, and tho only changes
In the State officials will bo that of
Thos. ll. Peoples, who succeeds J.
Fraser Lyon as Attorney General, and
S. T. Carter, who succeeds lt. H.
Jennings as State Treasurer. The
other State officials in addition who
begin another term are: Secretary
of State H. li. McCown, Comptroller
General A \V. Jones, Adjt. Gen. VV.
W. Moore, Secretary of Agriculture,
Commerce and Industries E. J. Wat
son, Superintendent of Education J.
E. Swearingen and Railroad Com
missione ' John (?. Richards. Jr.
lt is understood that the Legisla
ture will be invited to visit Winthrop
College on Monday, January 20, or
Saturday, January 18.
A Gill's Wild Midnight Ride.
To warn people of a fearful forest
fire In the Catskill a young girl rode
horseback at midnight anti saved
many lives. Her deed was glorious,
but lives are often saved by Dr.
King's Xew Discovery In curing lung
trouble, coughs and colds, which
might have ended in consumption or
pneumonia. "It cured nie of a dread
ful cough and lung disease," writes
W. R. Patterson, Wellington, Texas,
"after four in our family had died
with consumption, and I gained 87
pounds." Nothing so ..ure and safe
for all throat and lung troubles. Price
50c. and $1. Trial bottle free. Guar
anteed hy all druggists. adv.
De. of a Child.
Madiso an. 7.-Special: Her
tha, the only child of Mr. and Mrs.
Lonnie F. Leverett, who reside nenr
Madison, passed away Saturday af
ternoon after a few weeks of suffer
ing from St. Vitus' dance. All that
loving hands and attentive p.iysl
cians could do was done, b it our
Heavenly Father saw fit to gat! er to
His fold another one of his prtcious
lambs. Although her stay was only
ten years and four months, she was
a bright sunbeam in tho home, and
from her Infancy a faithful lover of
the Sunday school. On Sunday after
noon her little body was laid to rest
in Chauga cemetery In tho presence
of a large congregation. Short fune
ral services were conducted by Rev.
M. M. Brooks.
FINAL ORDER IN TILLMAN CASE.
Supreme Court'? Decree Follows Fail
ure of Parent* to Agree.
(The State, Jau. 7.)
Tho Anal order for the control of
Douschka Pickens Tillman and Sa
rah Starke Tillman, daughters of B.
R. Tillman, Jr., and Mrs. Lucy Du
gas, was signed yesterday hy the Su
preme Court. The order was signed
by Chief Justice Gary and Associate
Justices Woods, Hydrick, Watts and
Following is the order:
"Tho parties to this controversy
being unable to agree as to the de
tails referred to in tho order dated
December 9, 1912, tho court orders
"The children, Douschka Pickens
Tillman and Sarah Starke Tillman,
are to be in the custody of their fa
ther, M. R. Tillman, Jr., every year
during tho months of July and Au
gust, subject to the right of the mo
ther to have them at all times when
111. They aro to go to their father
every year, on December 26 and re
main until January 2, following, and
to spend with him any week In April
Of every year that the mother may
duly indicate to him as most conven
"The children are to spend every
other Saturday with their father
when In their mother's custody, and
with their mother when In their fa
ther's custody in July and August.
"The duty ls imposed on the mo
ther to prove that the father shall
have reasonable access to the chil
dren in case of serious illness.
"The children may bo taken tem
porarily out of the State by either
parent for their health or pleasure,
but the undertaking of the State of
South Carolina mentioned In the for
mer order shall provide that they
shall not be removed i>ermanently
from the State, and that they shall
be at all times subject to the order
of this court.
"The court adjudges nothing as to
the duty of the father to support thc
children, because that question is not
before it in this proceeding, and
there ls no evidence that the father
has refused to support them."
FIRE AT WESTMINSTER.
Oil and Fertilizer Company's Hains
Damaged, With Some Loss.
(Tugaloo Tribune, 7th.)
The alarm of fire was sounded Sat
urday night about ll o'clock and it
was discovered .hat tho bf
Westminster Oil and F?rtil ?
pany was in flames. This
first fire of any consequei V.
minster has had in several
it caused no little exc?teme
The origin of the Are is ;
The blaze was discovered i
fore ll o'clock, burning th
roof near the front end, an.
dently started among the
In the loft. It was dlscov?'
night watch nar, T .' M 'to ? .o
>-..;? 1*?\vin? uh'* fe;l?n?.or building,
.ifter making h'u wind. Ai: vi ?r
wal." I up Wilton Hdlcy who'^'tb
ru?? aid of tho wai h mat: ii*' o- nor>.
began the h ix- work of 'MV?J x thc
cattle and tne burning ouiU i 1
forty odd head of horses, <
mules were In the stalls an 1 a
rescued. As the company .
lent facilities for fighting ii'
hose was quickly connect- tl '! <
steady stream of water pla .
flames, and it was soon i POI
trol. It was not until the u ol
water was thrown on son o tin
horses that they could bo ei
to leave their stalls.
Several tons of hay, a 1
der and other provender
sumed by the flames, but tuc cum
was saved. E. C. and K. W. Marett,
the owners, estimate the loss to be
The upper story was entirely burn
ed, together with the feedstuff. The
front was gutted by tho flames, while
the back and the foundations are in
Other buildings were in close prox
imity to the barn, and the fire-fight
ers won for themselves laurels in
getting the flames under control so
quickly and In saving other property.
Canis of Thanks.
We desire to return thanks to our
neighbors and friends who so kindly
rendered assistance in the sickness
and death of our dear mother.
C. T. Smith.
Madison, S. C., R. F. D.
Editor Keowee Courier: Please al
low me jpace In your valuable col
umns to thank tho many frlendd and
neighbors for their kindness and help
shown me during the long sickness
and death of my wile. May God's
richest blessings rest upon them all.
Long Creek, Jan. 6, 1913.
Editor Keowee Courier: Will you
please give space in your paper for
me to thank all of the dear friends
and all the neighbors around me for
their kindness and help in the sick
ness and death of our dear little
Thelma? May they all havo great
Mrs. Mattio Thomas.
Walhalla. Jan. >.
John C. Blake's Wounds Fatal.
Columbia, Jan. 4.-John C. Blake,
who was shot on Monday night. De
cember 23, at the Seaboard depot by
J. A. Parker, died at a local infirm
ary to-day. Ills condition had been
critical since tho shooting, though at
times he rallied and his family and
friends, hoping for the best, took
courage that he might eventually re
cover. The most serious of his two
wounds was the one Inflicted In the
abdominal region, the bullet lodging
in the spine, making a wound that
was extremely dangerous. Mr. Blake
was 2 4 years of age. He was born
at Guthrlesvllle, in York county.
When a more lad he wont to Rock
Hill, where ho learned the printing
trade in the office of the Rock Hill
Herald. About ::lx or neveu years
ago he came to Columbia and since
then worked almost constantly for
both the Columbia State and the
Record. He was a member of Co
lumbia Typographical Union, No. 84.
AMBASSADOR'S BODY AT REST.
Whitelaw Reid's Panerai in Tarvy
towii, N. Y.-Notables There.
New York, Jan. 4.-The body of
Whitelaw Reid, late ambassador to
Great Britain, was carried to-day to
its laBt resting place In Sleepy Hol
low cemetery at Tarrytown. Presi
dent Taft, cabinet oHlcers, represen
tatives of the army and navy and
officials of the British embassy, the
bereaved family and hundreds of
friends and associates of tho late
ambassador attended tho funeral this
morning In the Cathedral of St. John
Bishop David II. Greer conducted
tho service, assisted by Bishop Leo
nard, of Cleveland, representing the
diocese of Ohio, in which Mr. Reid
used to reside. Bishop Boyd Carpen
ter, canon of Westminster Aebbey,
represented tho clergy of England.
President Taft came from Wash
ington with Secretary of State Knox,
C. D. Hilles, the President's secre
ta jr, and Major Thos. L. Rondes, his
military aide. Groat Britain was
represented by lier American ambas
sador. Janies Bryce, and the mem
bers of his suite and the officers of
the cruiser Natal, which brought the
body across tho Atlantic. The Uni
ted States army was officially repre
sented by Major Gen. Harry and the
navy by Rear Admiral Fiske.
Among others present were Sir
Ernest H. Shackleton, the polar ex
plorer, representing the pilgrims of
Great Britain, and Ex-President
Roosevelt, from tho American pil
After the services, which began at
ll o'clock, the casket was escorted
to the Grand Central station by a
battalion of infantry from the army,
a battalion of marines and a battal
ion of sailors. At the station a spe
cial train was walting to carry the
family and friends to Tarrytown.
Flags nt Half Mast.
London, Jan. 4.-Many of the flags
on public and private buildings in
the west end of London floated at
half-mast to-ady out of respect for
the memory of the late Ambassador
A Hero in a Lighthouse
For years J. S. Donahue, South
Haven, Mich., a Civil War captain, as
a lighthouse keeper, averted awful
wrecks, but a queer fact ls, he might
have been a wreck himself If Elec
tric Bitters had not prevented. "They
cured me of kidney trouble and
chills," he writes, "after I had taken
other so-called cures for years with
out benefit, and they also improved
my sight. Now, at seventy, I am
feeling fine." For dyspepsia, indl
! gestion, all stomach, liver and kid
' ney troubles, they're without equal.
I Try'them. Only 50c. at all drug
Seven Die by Drowning.
Utica, N. Y., Jan. 2.-New Year's
TV y 1 LI :hl l?at*l to '"'ir sons of
Mi an I Mrs. 1 mle! Kahler, of Crog
\lv.\n-Ray -i\>- Francie and Daniel
rang'.in .? age from 7 i>> 16 y u:?.
who ?vere :oasting near choir hot.ie.
fin ?vent down a hi I AI d onto thin
ice ait/ut? ?d<?e u ?oavcr rlvei
The ice broke and all went Into the
Near Boardsmanvlllc, Milo Wil
liams, (14 years old), Homer Wil
liams (12), and Raymond J. Path,
aged ll, were drowned. Young
Path broke through the thin ice.
Whilo trying to rescue him the Wil
liams boys and Charles Fitch, a com
panion, also broke through. Fitch
was the only one of the four who
was ablo to reach shore.
When you want a reliable medicine
for a cough or cold take Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. It can always
be depended upon, and is pleasant
and safe to take. For sale by all
L. W. C. Blalock's Home Fired Into.
Clinton, Jan. 4.-Yesterday morn
ing a man named D. L. Boozer, In
furiated, it is said, because Col. L.
W. C. Blalock had taken some ne
groes off his place, came up to Gold
ville with the intention of killing
the Colonel. Several shots, lt is al
leged, were fired into the Blalock
home by Boozer and some negroes
who were with him. Then Boozer
proceeded to tho Blalock store,
where he shot and kicked out all the
glasses in the store. Most of the
citizens of Goldville left town as
soon as the affair started. Boozer
was taken to the Laurens jail in tho
For Sale in Bulk:
My entire stock o? Dry
Goods, Clothing and
When stock is closed
out store room is for rent?
Best stand for Dry Goods
in Oeoneo County?
M. S. STRIBLING,
THIS SPACE FOR
AND BRING US
YOUR CROSS TIES
CARTER & CO.,
Walhalla, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF OCONEE.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Pursuant to decrees of the afore
said Court, In the cases named below,
I will offer for sale, to the highest
bidder, In front of the Court House
door, at Walhalla, S. C., on Monday,
the 6th day of JANUARY, 1913, be
tween the legal hours of ?ale, the
f ", ! b( low flegerlhed:
). I< Mu..-.>, ?M' . t.ti.Hi.?,
f. ll; Burgess, Jr., Defendant
AU that niece, parcel or tract o?
land sit?alo, lying and being lu. ibo
County and State aforesaid, adjoin
ing lands of J. B. Alexander, W. A.
Grant and others, containing one
hundred and ninety acres, more or
less, known as the Elijah Sanders
place; same conveyed to J. B. Bur
gess, Jr , by John Bogga, Clerk of
Court of Pickens County, S. C.
Terms of Sale: Cash. That In
event of the failure of the purchaser,
or purchasers, to comply with the
terms of sale within five days from
date of sale, the said Master to read
vertlse and resell said premises on
tho following salesday, or on some
convenient salesday thereafter, at the
same place and on the same terms as
heretofore set out, at the risk of the
former purchaser or purchasers, and
that he continue so to do until he has
found a purchaser, or purchasers
therefor who comply with the terms
of sale. Purchaser to pay extra for
papers. W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconee County, S. C.
Georgia R. VanDlviere, as Adminis
trate of the Estate of M. Rose
VanDlviere, deceased, Plaintiff,
Emma Whltner et al. Defendants.
One hundred acres of land, more
or less, situate, lying and being In
the County of Oconee, State afore
said, cm na'.- . of Lilli*
I Creek, adjoining lands
Blackwell, H. Lo? QI liner and Swifi
IG ll mor and the said W. Artnu'
i remis o? Sale: Cr?sh. That !n
. i-. . j;
event maure o.. tue purchaser to
comply with the terms of salo within
five days from the date of sale, the
said Master to readvertlse and resell
said premises on the following sales
day, or some convenient salesday
thereafter, at the pame place and on
the same terms cs heretofore set out,
at the risk e.. the former purchaser,
and that lie continue so to do until
he has found a purchaser, or pur
chasers, therefor who comply with
the terms of sale. Purchaser to pay
extra for papers.
W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconee County, S. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds. Croup and Whooping Cough.
The following named gentlemen
were winners in the Contest recently
conducted by us:
Thos. R. Owens, Westminster R. 2.
No. 4974-Art Square,
Clem Watkins, Walhalla.
No. 8977-Oil Stove,
M. A. Moss, Salem.
The drawing of the winning num
bers was in charge of the following
gentlemen: Geo. Seaborn, John W.
Davis, C. B. Oehmig.
TRUDE WITH US DURING 1913
MOSS & ANSEL,
WALHALLA, S. C.