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THE NEW JUDGES.
Judge J. W. DoVoro, of tho Eleventh
Circuit, and Judge S. W. G.
Shipp, of the Tewlfth.
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The legislature last week elected
Hon. J. W. DeVore judgo of the new
Eleventh ciipuiit; and Hon. S. W. G.
Shipp judge of the new Tewlfth circuit.
'Following is a sketch of tho livos
of the two new judges:
James William DeVore.
ITon. James William DeVore was
born 0:1 May 0. 18f?0, at Fair View
plantation about eight miles south of
Edgefield court house. Aifteir attending
what are known as the oldfield
schools in the neighborhood, he
'entered Washington and Lee university,
where he finished his education.
Leaving school he read law under
Gov. J. C. -Sheppard at Edgdfield, and
was admitted to the bar on the lGtli
of January, 1880, and located in
In 1 f)02 he entered polities and ran
for the house of representatives, and
after two races in ilie primary Ire was
elected over his opponent by 2.'l votes i
He again entered for the same plac'3
in l!)04 and Iiftd to .mn t-.v> races,
healing Isii :p;*oneuL by "JTiti \otes in
ll.o second t.u-e. Tn 1000 lie ran anaiii
and luj.de! 1 ihe ticket, showing thai
he grew l.onger and .-> vongcr before
the pvple of his enmity. His
record as legislator proves him a man
of ability. As a debater he has few
superiors, -xs wr.s shown in the many
discussions ite participaved in. Mr.
DeVore has conducted himself . in
such a way as to inspire an.l gain the
confidence of the members of die general
assembly to that extent which
enabled him to offer as candidate for
judge of the Eleventh circuit and on
February 20. 1908, that body elected
him judge over a distinguished com- /
pet i tor.
Judge DeVore several years ago |
married one of Edgefield's most bean-1
tiful and lovely daughters, Miss Sal- |
lie Do/.ior. They both come from two j
of the best families in the State. Mr. I
DeVore i* a gifted- man. lie has a |
good judicial mind and will add lus- j
trc to the bench.
Samuel W. G. Shipp.
Samuel Wilds Gillespio Shipp, who
was elected judge of the Twelfth circuit,
is one of the 'best known lawyers
in the northeastern section of the
State. He is one of the ablest and
yet one of the most retiring men at
the bar in the State. He is sought
for his advice and opinion, but' was
never known In intrude it.
He was bora at Chapel Hill, N. C.,
48 years ago. ITis father, Rev. A. M.
Shipp, D. D., was a professor at that
time in the University of North Carolina,
his mother was a daughter of
Samuel Wilds Gillespie of a family
well known and referred to in Gregg's
4 History of the Old Cheraws, whom he
married while preaching in Cheraw
as a young minister in the Methodist'
conference. After the war Mr. Shipp
moved with his family to Wofford
college, of which institution he was
mado president, which position ho
filled for nearly 15 years and the new
judge entered that venerable college
as a student, later graduating at Vanvlerbilt,
to which college his father
went to fill a chair, and occupied that
chair for 15 years, returning, in his
old age, to his wife's home in Marlboro
county, near'Cheraw, his health
Is greatly impaired, where lie devoted
his time to literature, his best known
book being a history of Methodism.
Sam Shipp began the practice of
law in Rennettsville with Mr. Xewton,
formerly solicitor of the circuit,
and quickly advanced in the ranks of
" the profession. He moved to Florence,
a young and promising city in
18f)5, having formed a partnership
with the present Justice C. A. Woods,
whoso business connections in that
section were very large. He has
practiced law at the Florence bar
f , t
continuously, having been associated
in a number of the most notable cns'es
in that section, particularly the cfii,
forts to defeat the opening of the
dispensary over the expressed will of
the people of Lake City and iScranton,
and other hard fought cases. He has
served as city attorney of Florence
and was connected with the extensive
litigation over the graded school cliai'ter.
Tn all of these cases he developed
a legal acumen that was remarkable
and established himcslf as easily
one of tho best posted lawyers in
that section of the State and one
whose quick and ready) application
of legal principles and constitutional
provisions could not be equalled.
JTo was elected two years ago a
member of the general assembly from
Florence county, heading the ticket,
though lie .had had no political experience
and was of a most retiring
disposition, little inclined to devotion
to the nrente dust. He has made one
of the most, valuable members of the
judiciary commute? of tho house, j
where his legal knowledge and judi- i
eial mind so impressed his fellow
workers that he was assured that if
he would permit his name to be used
he would receive a cordial support in
the house and the vol? yesterday was
tho justification of that promise.
Mr. Shipp was married several
years ago to Miss Elizabeth Gasque,
daughter of Rev. S. S. Gasque of
Williamsburg county. He is the father
of one little girl.
In his family there are two married \
sisters, Mrs. Samuel Sanders of
Georgetown, Tex., am! Mrs. John M. i
Wo.b'b of Hell town, Tenn., one broth- '
cr, Albert W. Shipp, a merchant of
Na^hivlle, and two unmarried sisters,
Misses Nannie and Susio Shipp, who
still live at the old family home in
The recent endorsement of the
Florence bar expressed the high esteem
i:i which Mr. Shipp was held in
his home town: the personal interest
I'll a I every man ami woman who
know him took in his "race and election
expressed stronger than words
the aflect ion I el t for the man as well
as the confidence and respect for (lie
lawyer and jurist.
CLERK HAMER TO RETIRE.
Announces to the House that He j
Will not Ask Re-election. I
hen the house had concluded its ^
business Thursday afternoon and had ]
taken a recess until night Clerk Tom j
C. Ha me i' took the stand and asked
tho attention of the members. He
said that for ten years lie had been ]
clerk of the house and for nineteen
years had been connected with the
legislature, first as committee clerk,
then as bill clonk, and last as clerk *
ol the house. His work in the beginni.ig
had been as a co,'n";e bov. when i
the assistance thus given him had"
helped him to get his education, and
he wished to express to tho members
of the house and the people of tire
State his appreciation, especially for i
the consideration which the members
ol the house had shown him and their
support. It was with a heart full
of gratitude, he said, that he made
the announcement that he will not be
again a candidate for the position. Tn
making this announcement, he said,
he wanted to suggest that the work is
getting very heavy for the pay, and
that the clerk should have two assistants
instead of one.
Mr. Hauler's little speech was
greeted with applause. Not only do 1
tho members of the General Assembly
regret that he is not again to fill
the position, but his friends at the
press desk will miss him, as Col.
Hamer has always been willing to
give the newsipaper boys a helping
hand and has ever been courteous and
Filling Many Wants.
One of the most useful trees in the
world is a species of palm which
grows in Brazil. It might safely be
called a vegetable emporium, for it
yields everything, from medicine to
From the roots is obtained a very
valuable medicine which is used for
purifying the blood in spring time.
Its timber takes a very high polish,
and is eagerly sought after by cabinet
makers for fine work. The sapbecomes
wine or vinegar, according
to the treatment it receives. From
the sap starch and sugar are also (Obtained.
The fruit of the tree is given to
cattle for feed; the nut, ground to
powder, makes a good substitute for
cofr'ee, and the pith becomes bottle
Thus from this one tree are obtained
medickie, timber, wine, vinegar,
starch, sugar, coffee, cattle food, and
corks. It really deserves to <bo called
a useful tree.
Old Mother Confidence lay gasping
for breath by the roadside.
"All, ha!" said Liquor Dealer with
a savage leer. "Too much prohibition."
"No, no! Too much rate regulation,'
said tho railroad man.
"iNot. enough adulteration," said
tho food manufacturer.
"Not enough rebates and too many <
fines,' said the trust magnate.
"iSho ought to be protected by a '
bigger navy," said tire admiral.
"(Nothing the matter with her at
all," said the editor. i
"Not enough laws," said the. poli
"'She needs a new president," said
"Too .much dopo and rascality,"
said the common person, who was
growing in wisdom as ho grew in '
^ ^ WHEN YC
order to mak
Prints 5 ard 5 1-2c. per yard.Percale
7 I 2, 9 and 1 2c. yard.
Ginghams 7, 7 !-2, 8 1-3, 9 and 10c. yard.
Bleaching 5f 6 1-4, 8 1-3, &c. Bargains,
Checked Homespun 6 and 7c. yd.
White Homespun 6 and 7 l-2c. yd.
Bargains in Worsteds 5, 9, 1 O, 1 1 , 1 2, !
14c. and up. j
rhread 1 c. a rponl.
rhread, 2 spools for 5c. I
ft few bargains left in Shoes from 88c. j
for women up. '
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e room for our
3 we offer
Men's Hats worth $ 1,50, will close at 75c.
25c. Agate ware at 15c. Cheap for it.
Tobacco almost at your own price.
1 Ladies' Undervests from 5c., 10c. and
up to 44c.
Women's and Children's Hose 5c. pair.
Clothing 25 per cent discount..
1 Boys' Pants 23c. and up.
Plows 4 !~2c. per pound.
Men's Collars to close at 5c. each.
Lot of other bargains.
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lame Goods for Less Money."
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