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* THE GOVERNOR'S RECEPTION.
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Columbia Daily Record.
Chief in interest among the social
events of the week was the reception
which Governor and Mrs. Colenian
Livingston Blease gave at the execu
tivE mansion Wednesday evening, in
compliment to the general assembly,
such State officers, supreme court
justices, circuit judges and solicitors
as were in the city, as well as the
newspaper men wvho report the pro
ceedings of the legislature, being also
Governor and Mrs. Blease were as
sisted in receiving by the lieutenant
governor, Mr. Charles A. Smith, and
Mrs. Smith, in the drawing room,
which was decorated with ferns and
carnations artistically arranged. In
the library, where punch was served,
great quantities of violets were effec
tively used en masse. An elegant
buffe supper was served in the din
ing room. In this apartment the
decorations of pink carnations and
japonicas were lovely. The lighting
was by pink candles. During the
whole evening the Columbia orches
tra dispensed sweet music. In the
back of the hall coffee and cake were
served. Those serving punch were
Miss Elizabeth Dominick, Miss Van
essa Williams and Mrs. Cannon G.
Blease, all of Newberry. Serving cof
fee and cake were Miss Buchanan,
of Pendleton and Miss Havird, of New
berry. In the dining room the service
was by Mrs. Julius Eison and Miss
Drucy Cromer, of Newberry.
Mrs. Blease received in a handsome
gown of black lace, in empire ef
fect, built over satin, with bandings
of black velvet. Diamonds and rcses
were worn with this costume.
Mrs. Smith wore a distinctive gown
of black, brocaded satin, and carried
Miss Vanessa Williams was gown
ed in pink marquisette, with a deli
cate braided design on bodice and
Miss Mi-nnie Havird appeared in a
model of apricot satin, garnished with
Mrs. Oannon Blease wore a 'hand
some costume of la3vender msarqui
sette, bodice and skirt 'heavily head
Miss Leila Buchanan wore a dainty
gown of white, with hand embroid
eries in a flower design.
Mrs. Julius Bison received in a cos
tume of old rose silk draped over a
formation of satin.
Miss Drucie Cromer wore a frock
of Alice belue chiffon hung over satin
with maribo trimmings.
Miss Elizabeth Dominick appeared
in an imported robe of Battenburg
lace over a foundation of yellow sat
BLE ASE ON 'JUJDGES.
Hopes Legislature Will Amend Law
So That Future Conflicts M~ay
Following the report of the judi
ciary committee holding constitution
al the Act giving the supreme court
the right to recommend special judges
for appointment by the gsovernor,
Governor Blease sent the following
message to the general assembly:
"The report of your house judiciary
committee on my message No. 11 is
not at all surprising, as you 'will note*
in said message I said "I hope that
the committee would not act upon the*
matter not according to their political
Tiews towards their chief executive
~or their personal feelings towards the
"Since sending in my message many
-strong lawyers have congratulated
Ine on my position and one who ist
considered the equal. of any member
of the bar -in South Carolina, if not
the superior, says I am correct; and,
once again, I request of you to repeal
that portion of the act giving the
power to thie chief justice or associate
justices to dictate to me who I shall
appoint on the bench.
"Now, gentlemen, I am se-rious about
this matter. I hav-e asked you to
avoid a conflict; it is up to you. I
know my duty and when the time
comes I amj going to do it as I wds
eIected to do; I have no relatives in
your body, but hope I have some po-:
"Cole. L. Blease."
SIGNS PROHIBITION A CT
THEN THROWS PEN AWAT
Austin, Texas, Feb. 10.--Gov. Col
quitt this afternoon signed the joint
resolution adopted by the present leg
islature providing for submission to
popular vote of the proposed amend
ment to the constitution for State-wide
prohibition. The question will be vot
ed on at a special election to be held
July 22. After signing the resolution,
Gov. Colquitt dedicated the pen which
h e to t"e waste batsket.
HOILSE TO I1"E 433 MEIBERS.
Democrats, Joined by a Few Republi.
can1s, Defeat Plans of Recent
G. 0. P. Caucus.
Washington, February 9.-The Dem
cerats of the house, aided by a few Re
publicans, who declined to be bound
by the party caucus. today won tloir
fight for an increased representatior
in the lower branch of congress un
der the census of 1910. They voted
down the Republican caucns bill, tc
maintain the mnem',rship at 391, as
at present, and then passed the ori
I ginal Crumpacker bill, fixing the
r b rzhip at 433. on and after
March 3, 1913. If Arizona and New
M exco should be admitted to State
hood, they will be given one rep
resentative each, bringing the total up
Go to the Senate.
Today's action of the house must
be referred to the senate. The house
leaders believe that the senate will
follow the wishes of the lower branch.
Under the new reapportionment
plan no State loses a member. The
following States gain the number in
Alabama, 1; California, 3; Colora
do, 1; Florida, 1; Georgia, 1; Idaho, 1;
Illinois, 2; Louisiana, 1; Massachu
setts, 2; Michigan, 1; Minnesota, 1;
Montana, 1; New Jersey, 2; New York
6; North Dakota, 1; Ohio, 1; Oklaho
ma, 3; Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania, 4;
Rhode Island, 1; South Dakota, 1;
Texas, 2; Utah, 2; Washington, 2;
West Virginia, 1.
Crumpacker Votes With Democrats.
The house spent more than five
hours in discussing and voting upon
the bill and various proposed amend
ments. An amendment, offered by
Representative Bennett, of New York,
and desigr ed to cut down representa
tion, was voted down by 154 to 96.
Representative Crumpacker, of Indi
ana, chairman of the committee on
the census, and author of a number of
bills to reduce the representation
from States in the South, voted to
day against the Bennett amendment
dnd was applauded by the Democrats.
The Democrats lost but one decis
ion during the entire fight. A com
mittee amendment in the bill, provid
ing 'tat States should be redistrict
ed by tb e legislatures, was voted
down on an appeal from the Repub
lican members of the Missouri dele
gation. They declared the States
should be permitted to redistrict them
selves in their own way.
TWO MfLLION CHINESE
ARE NEA1R STARVATION
Unless Relieved Soon, Inhabitants of
Famine Districts Will Die Like
W'ashington, Feb. 10.-Unless re
lieved, 2.000,000 people in China will
die of starvation. This is a calamity
predicted by Mr. Wilder, American
consul general at Shanghai, in a cable
gram received from him by th~e Amer
ican National Red Cross society.
In descrlbing the pitiful condition
Mr. Wilder says the scenes in the
famine district are 'horrying. Chil
dren are being given away by thie af
fieted people and the dead lie by the
The Red Cross today cabled to
China $5,000 which was contributed
by Joh.n D. Rockefeller.
In a mail report to the state depart
ment dated December 30, from Mr.
Calhoun, American minister at Pek
ing, it is stated that the number of
sufferers in two provinces-Kian
gau and Anhui-is not less than 3,
000,000. The minister estimates that
2,000,000 gold dollars will be required
to provide relief.
SENDS WOMAN TO TOMBS
AS CHECK TO SMUGGLING
Judge in New York Makes Horrible
Example of Mrs. Roberta G.
New York, Feb. 10.--As an example
to women who have no qualms against
smuggling, Judge Martin in the crim
inal branch of the United States dis
trict court today sentenced Mrs. Ro
berta G. Hill to the Tombs from to
night until S o'clock Monday morning
and fined her $2,000. The fine was
promptly paid and Mrs. Hill was led
away sobbing hysterically.
She is the daughter of Morris Men
ges, a well-known Brooklyn horse
man, and divorced wife of Capt. JIames
Hill, of the British army.
Counsel for Mrs. Hill mad,e a strong
plea for the court's mercy. but JIudge
Martin said he felt a jail sentence
was necessary as lesson. "I rgret
to say," he added, "that women are
much more prone to to attempit smug
gling than are men."
Mrs. Hill had pleaded guilty to
smuggling into this country a sable
coat and other goods valued at $8,000.
Her mother sat near her during the
proceedings and sobbed hitterly when
scutenCe was ~..'m:onnced.
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TIE STATE PRESS ON TWO
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CollegeP Traste es as "Officers."1
Under this caption, the Newberry
Oberver has a splendid editorial. It
"We do not believe that the State
Sonsti'mion ever intended to prevent
a public officer from serving on the
board of Lrustees of a State college.
Take the case of trustee of Clemson,
for instance: The Clemson beocuest.
with ii.s 1'rovisions for life trusty.
had been accepte:1 before -the constitu
tion was adopted, and of course was
accepted with the provisio- in it.
"If the constitutional convention
had been so very desirous of keeping
public officerrs off these boards, why
in the name of common sense did it
provide that the governor, the State
superintendent of education and two
memabers of the legislature, viz., the
chairman of the educational commit
tees in the house and Senate respect
ively, should be members of these
"We are no lawyer, and therefore do
not undertake to go into a learned
constitutional argument; but that is
the way it strikes us.
"And another thing that strikes us
'is that there' is a good deal of per
sonal and political spite and preju
dice at the bottom of the whole busi
We think the Observer has inter
preted the law correctly, and that it
has given the right explanation as to
the cause of the agitation that has
been going on. There is nothing more
to be said on th-e subject.-Anderson
Here is a case where we have to dif
fer with two newspapers for whose
judgment and honesty of purpose we
have the highest regard.
As we have said before, we do not
see any good reason why a man should
be prohibited from holding the office
of school trustee along with another
office. That there is wisdom behind
the idea we d-> not deny; but we are
unable to see it. To our view Ahere
is just as much reason why- the ex
ceptions of the constitutional provis
ion should include school trustees as
notaries public and officers in thse
:litia; but with us, that is not the
More important than anything else
in the matter is obedience to the law.
We do not think that the meaning of
constitutional provision admits of ar
gument. The point the Observer seeks
to make instead of bolstering up i-ts
contention bears the other way. If
when the 'makers of the constitution
made special provision for the service
of the officers named as trustees, they
had intended other officers to serve in
a slike manner, they would have said
so. The fact that they did not make
a 'gederal exception in favor of trus
tees goes to show that they did not in
tend any such exception.
As to the alleged motive behind this
reconmendation, we do not c-are to
say a great deal. The Observer un
derstands that better than we do. But
as we see it, moitve has no part in a
case like t'his. There can be no comn
mendation, of course, of improper mo
tives in anything; -but when it comes
to -an effort to secure the inforcement
or observa>nce of a plain law, we do~
- t think it is proper to raise a ques
uon of motive.
Even though the individual who
seeks to compel the on,servance of the
law may himself have the reputation
of notorious.ly disregarding all laws, it
is not enough for the man -he is after
to reply that "you are doing this only
for contemptible spite." The proper
thing is to .acknowledge thie error, and
step down -and out of the assailable
position to -a place of security that
spite can not reach.
From Tillman's Home.
The Edgefid Chronicle.
The Edgefield Chronicle opposed
Governor Bleas's election on princi
pie, but we shall not -hesitate to give'
him credit for whatever he does or
tries to do that in our opinion is wise
or just or deserving of commendation.
We regard as timely and proper hi-s
message to the general assembly call
ing attention to certain men holding
high office who are holding other of
fices in violation of the letter and the'
spirit of the constitution of South
Carolina, which plainly inhibits any
one holding more than one office of
honor and trust. Among those who
have violated this clause of the con
situtltio)n are United States Senator B.
R. Tillman, State Senator Alan JIohn
stone, of Newberry, and Railroad Coin
mssonCr .John G. Richards, and a
number of others.
Kingstree Record, 9th.
The constitution forbids any one
holding two or more offices of honor
or emolument. fT there bt- neither
honor nor money in the State college
truteeships why do the poliili-ns
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In providing vour home with a good
piano or organ. Doubtless, you bave
romised your family an instrument.
No horne is complete wit.hout music,
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hence we are better prepared than ever
to supply the best pianos and organs and
will save you.money.
Write us AT ONCE for catalogs and for
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