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JUDGES ARE NAMED
BY THE LEGISLATURE
JOINT ASSEMBLY FILLS ALL VA
W. F. Stevenson States Reason for
Delay in Announcing Result.
Clifton Makes Statcement.
Convening at noon a;id holding a
night session, the joint assembly Fri
day elected five circuit judges. The
morning session consumed three
hours. The following were the judges
elected: Hayne F. Rice, of Aiken, Sec
ond circuit, to succeed the late Judge
Robert Aldrich; Thomas H. Spain, of
Darlington, Fourth circuit, to suc
ceed Associate Justice R. C. Watts;
Frank B. Gary, of Abbeville, Eighth
-circuit, to succeed the late Judge J.
At its night session the joint assem-,
bly reelected Judge J. W. DeVore, of
Edgefield, for the Eleventh circuit, and
Judge S. W. W. Shipp, of Florence,
Judge S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence,
W. L. Mauldin presided over the
morning meeting of the joint assem
Four candidates were in the race
for judge of the Second circuit and
three ballots were taken before Hayne
F. Rice received a majority of the
The nominees for judge of the Sec
end circuit were: J. E. Davis, of
Barnwell, nominated by Mr. Peeples;
Hayne F. Rice, of Aiken, nominated
by Senator Croft; B. W. Miley, of
Bamberg, nominated by Mr. Hunter,
and George H. Bates, of Barnwell,
nominated by Mr. Searson.
The result of the first ballot for
judge of the Second judicial circuit
was as follows: Bates 64, Rice 58,
Miley 19, Davis 14. Total number of
votes cast, 155. Necessary for election
The result of the second ballot for
judge of the Second judicial circuit
was as follows: Bates 66, Rice 74,
Miley 10, Davis 5. Total number of
: votes cast, 155. Necessary for elec
The namle of J. E. Davis was with
* drawn from nomination after the sec
The third 'ballot resulted as follows:
Rice 99, Bates 55. Total number of
vwotes cast, 154. Necessary for elec
Senator W. L. Mauldin declared
Hayne F. Rice elected judge of the,
Second judicial circuit.
The Fourth Circuit.
Senator Mauldin announced that the
joint assembly would next elect a
-judge of the Fourth judicial ci- *uit.
Senator Lawson nominated Thomas*
H. Spain, of the Darlington bar, and
Mrz Stevenson nominated Edward
McIver, of Chesterfield.
It took .the tellers a compartively
long time to announce the result of
the vote for the judge of the Fourth
circuit. Mr. Rembert moved that the
doors of the house be closed until the
tellers announced their result. Sen
ator Mauldin ruled that the motion
was not in order, since under the
rules of the joint assembly the doors
* could not be closed.
Members of the 'house and senate,
coming in after the roll call, voted.
Mvembesrs of the house expressed dis
satisfaction at the length of time the
tellers took to count the vote.
At 1.50 o'clock Senator Mauldin an
nounced that the first ballot for judge
.onf the Fourth circuit had resulted in
-a tie, each candidate receiving 76
Totes for the pQsition. A total of 152
-Totes were cast and 77 were neces-)
sary for election.
Other tellers were appoint-ed and
a second ballot taken. Thomas H.
Spain received 86 votes and Edward
McIver 60. A total of 146 votes were
east and 74 were necessary for ele
Senator Mauldin declared Thomas
H. Spain elected judge of the Fourth
* ~ Personal Privilege.
Immediately after the result of the
4second ballot was announced Mr.
Stevenson, who nominated Edward
McIver and acted as one of the tellers
On the first ballot, 'spoke on a ques-'
tion of personal privilege Mr. Stev
ensor: stated that a member of the
house had said in his hearing that the
announcement of the result of the
first ballot had been intentionally de
layed. He explained that so many
members of the joint assembly had'
voted after the roll call that a re
count had been necessary, but that
the house tellers were ready before
the senate tellers. The first count on
the part of the house tellers was:
Spain 76, McIver 72. After that other
members of the joint assembly had1
voted, so that the final count resulted
in a tie.
Senator Clifton, one of the senate
tellers, speaking on a question of per
sonal privilege, declared that it was
false that the senate tellers had in
tentionally delayed announcing the
result of their count
Senator Mauldin stated that, as pre
siding officer, he had confidence in
both the house and senate tellers and
felt sure 'that they had not intention
ally delayed the count in favor of
Frank B. Gary, of Abbeville, was
nominated for judge of the Eighth cir
cuit by Mr. Moore and was unopposed
for the position. A total of 112 votes
were cast for him.
Judge J. W. DeVore was nominated
to succeed himself as judge of the
Eleventh cicruit by Mr. Wells. There
was no other no,nmee. The roll was
called and Judge DeVor= receiveri i3
votes. Senator Mauldin announced
that there had been no election, as
79 was a majority of the joint assem
By unanimous consent the joint as
sembly took a recess until last night
at 8 o'clock. The noon session lasted
ntil 3 o'clock. Several efforts were
made to take a .ecess after each elec
tion, but there was always objection,
and under the rules of the joint as
sembly unanimous consent is required.
At the meeting last night at 8
)'clock the joint assembly elected
Judge DeVore to succeed himself as
judge of the Eleventh circuit and
Judge S. W. G. Shipp to succeed him
self as judge of the Twelfth circuit.
Both were unopposed.
WILLIS REPLIES TO BLEASE.
Defends His Position on "Belton ID.
Columbia, Jan. 11.-A feature of the
proceedings in the house of represen
tatives today were the remarks of
Representative J. Archie Willis, of
Laurens county, rising to a question
Af personal privilege and replying to
the attack made upon him yesterday
by Govt Blease in his special message
relating to the libel act, now known
is his "newspaper message." In the
:ourse of Mr. Willis's remarks Rep
resentative W. W. Dixon, of Fairfield,
suggested that Mr. Willis was out of
>rder in the nature of the remarks he
was making, but was overruled by
Spea'ker Smith. Appealing to the
ioue~ f'rom the decision of the speak
r, Mr. Dixon's motion was lost, he
lone supporting it.
Mr. Willis was the editor of the
Belton Times and was among others
lenounced yesterday by -Gov. Blease
L a liar, aceompanied by a number
>f adjective qualifications, with parti
~uar refierence to the now famous
'Belton Incident." Prefacing his de
~ence on this point, Mr. Willis said:
"Despite the fact that I hold in my
land a letter from the 'Black Hand
>f South Carolina,' as the writer or
writers are pleased to term them
selves, warning me tha+ if I again pay!
ny respects to the governor of South
arolina I shall be killed in short or
ler, I want to take this opportunity'
)f defending myself against the un
~aled for attack of his excellency in
t special message yesterday, when he
ook occasion to call me a liar, to
which was added certain adjectivesf
3eculiarly all the governor's own."
It is recalled that 'last summer the
3elton Times, of which Mr. Willis is!
~ditor, published an account of an al
eged insult to the young lady ticket
gent at Belton by Gov. Blease. Trhis
vas substantiated !by an affidavit from
he young lady herself, Miss Mary J.
logers, and corroborated by an affi-1
avit by Mr. Jas. M. Alexander, aby
~tander. Some time later the gover
ior produced an affidavit from Miss
logers which contradicted her for
ner statement and vindicated him of
he charge of any misconduct.
Mr. Willis in his remarks before the
ouse yesterday ,produced the original
ffidavits of Miss Rogers and Mr. Alex
nder and repeated his statement tha+
is account of the incident was cLw
-ect, and assigned reasons why a con
radictory affidavit was made later.
As to the boasted politeness and
3urtesy of the governor, Mr. Wils
eclared that his very message to the
general assembly was an insult.
"Gentlemen," said he, "I appeal to
you to know if I am not speaking the
truth when I say that his every mes
sage to the general assembly is filled
with insult. They are couched in
such language that tile gentlemen to
whom they are addressed hang their
heads in shame upon hearing them.
We are filled with disgust, and from
every row of seats in this house the
fervent cry goes up, 'Oh, Lord, how
long, how long!'"
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Pi'lls in Red and Gold nietallic
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PECULIAR DEATH OF BABY.
Choked to Death by Nipple From
Greenville, Jan. 11.-The 2-months
old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pruitt,
of this city, met death in a most un
usual manner early this - afternoon,
when the nipple of a milk bottle, from
which it was feeding, slipped so far
down its throat as to choke it. It
seems that the child was placed in its
crib by its mother and the nursing
bottle inclined on the pillow by its
head. The nipple was placed in the
baby's mouth, and in this manner the
mother left it for a short while. Re
turning, she discovered her baby dead,
the nipple of the bottle having slip
ped far down its tiny throat.
Hibben Princeton's New Head.
Princeton, N. J., Jan. 11.-John
Grier Hibben, psd, L.L. D., professor
of logic and philosophy of Princeton
university, was today elected the
fourteenth president of the institution
by the unanimous vote of the board of
trustees. He succeeds Woodrow Wil
son, who resigned October 20, 1910, to
accept the Democratic nomination for
governor of New Jersey. Dr. Hibben
is 51 years old.
The election of Dr. Hibben to head
the famous old institution was a most i
popular action, and was commended
on all sides. He is a great favorite
in Princeton, especially among the un
Blease's Message is a Good One.
It will havie to be admitted that
Governor Blease's message to the leg
islature is strong, in many respects
sensible and voices some criticisms
that are undoubtedly the sentiment of
the great majority of the people of the
There is believ'ed"'to be a lot of ex
travagance in the State goviernment
and probably some useless offices. The
governor mentions as such the State
bank examiner, commissioner of agri
culture, game warden and State geo
logist. There is great waste, as he
says, in the State printing, besides in
efficiency and delay in executing the
The so-called higher-institutions of
learning have been given unnecessar
ily large appropriations from the
State treasury to do work of no di4
ferent character nor higher grade
than is done at the denominational
colleges and in some cases with a;
much smaller student body. Mr.
Blease vetoed some of these appro- C
priations at the last session of the
legislature. His argument to sustain
his position is unanswerable. The
State institutions should be equipped1
to do work not being done by the pri-;
v'ately-o'wned colleges or they should
get off the pay roll.
The governor pats himself on the Lv
back :because he was able to borrow L
money in New York on the State's
cefedit, such as a State, to get money LV
conditions in t!ie great financial cen- Lv
tres for the past year have made it.
easy for a 'borrower of the highest L
redit, such as a tSate, to get money
at a low rate of interest. This was
made possible because on account of Ar
the dullness in general business. all
over the country there was much idle
capital in the money centres. Ar
The governor has done wisely in 'Ar
cutting off the custom of having the A
governor's offece subscribe to and pay
for every newspaper in the State out L
of the contingent fund. Most of these Lv
papers were not read, many of them Lv
nt worth reading, and the money paid1 Lv
for them was wasted. Lv
With the exception of the governor's
usual self-laudation at every opportu- Ar
nity the message is a good one. It is
the best thing that Blease has done Ar
since he beca.me governor and it wili Ar
make up in some degree for many of Ar
his shortcomings. There is no ques- Ar
'tion that it expresses views held by :
many who did not viote for him, and tr(
to that extent will strengthen him po- an
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lumbia, N(ewberry & Laurens B. 1L SOUTHERK
ehedule in effect October 6, 1910, Schedules Effectir
biect to change without notice. Arrivals and ]
edules indicated are not iguaran- erry'~
A. C. L 52. 53. .(N. B.-These s
Charleston.. ... 6.0am 10.00pm shown as informat
Sumte*'.. ..... 9.4am 6.20pm guaranteed.)
C., N. &L 8:51 a. m.-No.
Columbia......11.5am 4.55pm lumbia to G
Prosperity. .12.42pm 3.34pm - sleeping car
Newberry.. .. .12.56pm 3.20pm and Greenville
Clinton.... .. .1.50pm 2.35pm 11:50 a. m.-No. 15
Laurens.. ....2.35pm 2.12pm ville to Colum11
C. & W. C'1 bial1:35 p. mn.,
Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pm Charleston 8:1
Spartanburg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pm 2:45 p. .m.-No. 11~
aLL.bia to Greenvi
Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm~ 9:05 p. m.-No. 14
Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1.33pm ville to Column
Athens.... .... 6.5pm 10.30am ing car Greei
Atlanta...... .8.45pm 8.00am
A. C.L 54. 55. ...... ..
Colu.mbia... .O.0pm 11.15am
Prosperity... .. 6.26pm 9.50am
Newberry.. .... 6.44pm 9.32amn
Laurens.. .... 7.55pm 8.2Oamn
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Greenville.. ...9 30pm 7.O0am O R L
Abbeville.... .. 2.56am 2.08am _____
Athens.. .... .. 5.04am 11.59pm
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ster, 0., (R. F. D. 2) for their four judice yC
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metimes ir severe attacks," he
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:t since we proved what a certain
edy Dr. King's New Discovery is, I I
Shave no fear. We rely on it fort*
up and for coughs, colds or any
oat or lung trouble.'' So do thou
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rive Savannah 4:15 a. n
e December 8, 1911. sonville 8:30 a. in.
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bia. Pullman sleep-j .F.UG <4.
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